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* ''Characters/CardfightVanguardCray'', for the characters that appear in the associated CollectableCardGame.

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* ''Characters/CardfightVanguardCray'', for the characters that appear in the associated CollectableCardGame.Collectible Card Game.
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'''Spoiler Warning:''' Due to late first season events, there are a LOT of trope names that would be major spoilers. That is why so much of this page is whited-out.

%% On Psyqualia: although there is debate on how to spell it, there are more official and translated sources that refer to it as "Psyqualia" than "[=PSYqualia=]". But more importantly, it makes for a better WikiWord.

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!Main Characters
[[folder: Team Q4]]

!! Aichi Sendou
!!! Royal Paladins / [[spoiler:Shadow Paladins]] (Season 1) / Gold Paladins (Season 2/Season 3)

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Aichi_4423.jpeg

--> Stand up, my avatar, Blaster Blade!
--> [[spoiler: Step forth and destroy, my avatar! Cleave with your sword of darkness! I Ride Blaster Dark!]]

A shy, nervous boy lacking in confidence, Aichi is the protagonist. When he was younger, [[TheRival Toshiki Kai]] gave him the rare card, Blaster Blade, which Aichi refers to as his 'avatar'. Through playing Vanguard and developing his skills, Aichi gains friends and becomes a more confident person, as well as [[spoiler: unlocking the power of Psyqualia]].

[[spoiler:However, this power [[TheCorruption corrupts him]], causing him to become [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide cold and arrogant]], and with Ren's coercion, Aichi abandons his trusted Royal Paladins in favour of a Shadow Paladin Deck. After a merciless winning streak he is finally saved from his insanity by Kai, who makes Aichi realise the folly of relying on the precognitive abilities of Psyqualia instead of his own inner strength and courage. Though Aichi switches back to his Royal Paladin deck, he cannot deny the part of himself that lusts after the Psyqualia power. He eventually accepts both desires- to use and reject Psyqualia- as equal parts of himself, manifesting in the Majesty Lord Blaster card]].

In the second season, Aichi's Royal Paladins are sealed away due to [[spoiler:Takuto Tatsunagi's Psyqualia]] and replaced by a Gold Paladin deck. For unknown reasons, Aichi is the [[RippleEffectProofMemory only one aware of the alterations]].

In ''Link Joker'', Aichi is enrolled at Miyaji High School and forms a Cardfight Club alongside Kourin.

->Voiced by: TsubasaYonaga (JP), James Beach (EN)
!!!Tropes
* BadassAdorable
* BagOfSpilling: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. At the start of Season 2, Aichi is shown to be running the same deck as at the end of Season 1 (at one point he Damage Checks [[spoiler: Blaster Dark]], implying he is still using [[spoiler: Majesty Lord Blaster]]). However, Takuto [[spoiler: uses his PsychicPowers to change reality so Aichi has a Gold Paladin deck instead.]]
* [[spoiler:BerserkButton: Belittling Kai's strength or making him feel powerless are the only ways to really anger him, which activates his Psyqualia.]]
* BreakTheCutie: On several occasions, though none hit him as hard as [[spoiler: Kai leaving Q4, resulting in him losing all direction and falling for Ren's games by picking up the Shadow Paladins.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Does this sometimes when attacking with King of Knights, Alfred.
-->[[{{BFS}} Great Sword]] attack!
* CatchPhrase: Has a few prominent and often used ones.
-->Stand up, my avatar! Ride! Blaster Blade!
-->Come forth, master of all warriors! Ride! King of Knights, Alfred!
-->Give me strength, white wings filled with pride! Ride! Knight of Solitude, Gancelot!
-->[[spoiler:(My victory/Your defeat) is a foregone conclusion.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler: DarkIsEvil: Episode 43 features Aichi taking up a Shadow Paladin deck and proceeding to prove this.]]
** [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil: Episode 64 shows that darkness isn't always necessarily evil with a single moment.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': [[WhamLine Light isn't the only thing standing beside him.]] Darkness also stands with the [[BigGood King of Knights]]. Stand, my avatar! I call... Blaster Dark!]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Gets a nicely snarky line in Episode 41.
-->[[spoiler: If you have time for idle chatter, please use it to proceed with the game.]]
* [[spoiler: DiscOneFinalBoss:]] A ''lot'' of people mistook Episode 50 for ''the end'' of the season because of this.
* [[spoiler: DrunkOnTheDarkSide / DrunkWithPower: Under the influence of Psyqualia.]] It's highlighted in episode 43, and even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[BigBad Ren]] at the end of the episode.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: His season two outfit change doesn't help.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Has them on a few occasions in the manga, such as when [[spoiler:Kai tells him to leave his Royal Paladin deck rather than risk his using Psyqualia any more.]] The hollow look is used for other purposes, including [[CreepyShadowedUndereyes being exhausted, (especially after his fight with Tetsu)]] and [[spoiler: [[MindControlEyes using Psyqualia.]]]] And briefly in Episode 47.
** [[spoiler: MindControlEyes: During his fights with Ren and Kai, while he's using Psyqualia (possibility not even by choice considering who the latter is), [[http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k486/KatsuragiKamui/Vanguard22/VG22_7_zps5814be49.jpg his eyes resemble]] [[http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k486/KatsuragiKamui/Vanguard22/VG22_8_zpsc360ad7e.jpg these more.]]]]
** Episode 103 has his eyes go dim [[spoiler: when Void begins to poison him, possibly aiming to take control of him. He begins hallucinating and it's noticed by those watching from Earth.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh: At the peak of his insanity, he gives one when he thinks he's on the verge of beating Kai in Episode 50. And an even more unsettling one when he sinks under Psyqualia's influence again in Episode 64 during his fight with Ren, it takes Kai yelling out his name for him to stop and begin fighting back.]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: In Episode 43, Aichi abandons his Royal Paladin deck and switches to using a Shadow Paladin deck that Ren gives to him.]]
** [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: As of episode 50, Kai has brought him back to his senses.]]
* FailureHero: For a card game anime protagonist, he loses a lot.
** [[spoiler: Tragically driven home when Aichi asks Kai whether he's gotten stronger, serving as a catalyst for his FaceHeelTurn.]]
---> [[spoiler: '''Kai''': No, Sendou Aichi, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero you've gotten weaker]].]]
* FishOutOfWater: When Takuto [[spoiler: replaces his Royal Paladins with Gold Paladins]], Aichi finds it hard to adapt.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Apparently he hasn't gotten the memo about Barcgal's ban as a starting Vanguard in real life.
** Finally averted in Episode 55 where he changes to Wingal Brave as his starting Vanguard.
* [[spoiler: GoodIsNotNice: During Episode 41, due to Psyqualia corruption, Aichi is becoming quite the cold jerk to Kyou.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After losing to Tetsu and having Ren rub his loss in his face.
** The beginning of Episode 51 suggests he has another, briefer spell, after [[spoiler: being rescued from Psyqualia, but the guilt of abandoning his Royal Paladins weighing heavily on him.]]
* [[spoiler: HesBack: His Ride of Blaster Blade]] in Episode 55 just screams this. It involves him using a combo not seen in some time, [[RuleOfCool a bolt of lightning striking which blacks out half the Dimension Police city, and then the lights flickering back on to reveal Blaster Blade in his full glory.]] There are even comments to this effect made by the supporting cast.
* HiddenDepths: He starts off as the average shy, nice kid, and mostly follows that pattern for most of the season. [[spoiler:As he admits in the final Fight of season 1, he became addicted to Psyqualia that quickly because he enjoys the feeling of being superior to everyone else. And his obsession with being acknowledged by Kai is ''not'' healthy.]]
* HiddenEyes: Aichi's quite fond of these, having them frequently when depressed [[spoiler:or using Psyqualia.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He just wants to become good enough for Kai to acknowledge him. [[spoiler: In typical fashion, [[TheCorruption the]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide trope]] [[DarkIsEvil gets]] [[PsychicPowers very]] [[KickTheDog nastily]] [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]]. And even after he snaps out of his [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide addiction]], a part of him ''still'' wants to accept Psyqualia.]]
* IllBoy: He frequently collapses and left bedridden after [[spoiler:using Psyqualia]], and when the same happens in the manga, combined with the Fighting Gloves, he spends several chapters unable to stand up on his own, having others propping him up.
* ImageSong: "Yuuki no Image".[[note]]"Image of Courage"[[/note]]
* {{Invocation}}: Many. Aichi has the most uses of this trope among the cast, since he pretty much gets a new one every time he gets a new big Unit (Gancelot, Alfred, Soul Saver Dragon, [[spoiler: Blaster Dark, Phantom Blaster Dragon]]). Of course, his most famous is:
--> Stand up, my avatar, Blaster Blade!
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku.'
* {{Keigo}}: This kid is unfailingly polite, to everyone from his juniors to the BigBad himself (who he refers to as Ren-''san''). Maybe what stands out even more though is that, [[spoiler: while [[FaceHeelTurn under the]] [[TheCorruption influence of Psyqualia]]]] Aichi manages to speak even MORE formally and politely. The effect is a bit unnerving.
* [[spoiler: KickTheDog: While [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide under the influence of]] [[PsychicPowers Psyqualia]],]] if Aichi said the words 'picture it', this would invariably follow. He got a speech laden with this to Kourin in Episode 43 too.
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': Despair to the powerless, and all [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide glory to those with the]] [[PsychicPowers power]].]]
* LightEmUp: His Units have a major light theme going on, probably in contrast to Ren's dark-themed Units.
** [[spoiler: Is subverted in Episode 43.]]
* LonelyRichKid: He doesn't look it, but the Sendous are well off enough for Emi to attend a private school, as well as Aichi himself in Season 3.
* [[spoiler: MadnessMantra:]] When he realizes that Kai might be watching his fight in Episode 48.
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': I have to become even stronger, or you won't give me recognition. I have to get stronger. I have to get stronger. I have to get stronger. More. More. I'm going to get stronger!]]
* MeaningfulName: One possible meaning of the kanji for 'Sendou' is [[TitleDrop 'Vanguard']].
* NotAMorningPerson: He can't get up without Emi to wake him up, and even then he looks rather dazed for a while afterwards.
* TrueCompanions: Views the Royal Paladins as this. [[spoiler: Keeps the Shadow Paladins after Ren refuses to take them back for this reason, as they were also comrades who fought alongside him.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Episode 49 reveals that [[spoiler: he and Ren are extremely similar. Both started out as kind before being corrupted by Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Episode 41.]]
* OutOfClothesExperience: Although when someone is imagined in their Vanguard in the manga, they are done so without clothes, Aichi [[spoiler: actually manifests in some form through Soul Saver Dragon during his fight with Ren via Psyqualia]] like this.
* PostVictoryCollapse: On at least three separate occasions; at the Regional Tournaments after winning against a member of Team Fragrance, then again after his match with Kyou and at the Nationals, not only does he collapse, but completely passes out after winning against Gunji [[spoiler: though it's all due to the side-effects of Psyqualia]]. In the manga, he also does this after [[spoiler: winning against Ren.]]
** It also occurs in the Asia-Hen finale [[spoiler: after winning against Leon and the Gold Paladins break the seal imprisoning the trapped clans then drive away Void,]] having to be caught by Leon.
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: His Psyqualia, which gives him precognition of game-winning cards and [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity an evil persona]].]]
** [[spoiler: As of the last episode of season 1, he's lost his Psyqualia.]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/inasoku/imgs/3/7/37f27058.jpg Guess who got it back.]]]]
* RealMenWearPink: In Season 3.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Ren, and with Kai. Also blue to Naoki's red.
** ColourCodedForYourConvenience
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: By the time he gets Psyqualia, he's clearly going through this. Even while under its influence, he jumps about.]] Contrast his fights with Kourin and Ryudou against those with Kyou, Bidou, [[spoiler: and especially, against Kai. And there's that EvilLaugh in his fight with Ren...]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Male version.
* [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Shy Blue Haired Boy]]
* [[spoiler: ThatManIsDead: He dismisses Blaster Blade as merely a 'former avatar' when Kai confronts him with it in Episode 49]].
* TheHero
** [[spoiler: Deconstructed in Episode 43.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Aichi's style of play, especially when ''King of Knights, Alfred'' or ''Soul Saver Dragon'' is on the field, reflecting the Royal Paladins' emphasis on friends and allies working together.
** [[spoiler: Is later subverted by Aichi personally in Episode 43.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Aichi's confidence and skill growth across the series builds up to this. [[spoiler: It finally happens in Episode 41, but with a side-order of DrunkWithPower.]] Though it's [[spoiler: instantly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Kai and Ren demonstrate in quick succession that it was Aichi's Psyqualia, not Aichi himself, that was growing stronger.]]
** [[spoiler: Beginning with standing up to Ren in episode 53, and thoroughly confirmed in his successive victories against Koutei in episode 56 and Ren in episode 65, Aichi now plays this trope completely straight as during Season 2 he finally has more wins than defeats compared to his barely break even record in Season 1.]]
* UnknownRival: Pretty much to Kai. [[spoiler: Tragically, this is what fuels Aichi's decent into darkness, believing what Kai wants is for him to grow stronger before he'll acknowledge him. Ironically, the reason Kai refuses to face Aichi is because of Psyqualia, sparking Aichi's FaceHeelTurn.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHaveReserves / YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Aichi's philosophy while using his Shadow Paladin deck and "realizing" that the Royal Paladins' "use of allies" was "inadequate".]]
** [[spoiler: Kourin]] tries to get Aichi to realize just [[EvenEvilHasStandards how evil and despicable]] this is, [[spoiler: but ultimately fails]].
** [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn He eventualy goes back to his Royal Paladins and their]] ThePowerOfFriendship [[HeelFaceTurn theme now.]]]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Most of the first season has Aichi trying to get Kai to acknowledge him as strong so they can have a rematch. [[spoiler: When that doesn't work so well, he falls into the downwards spiral of using his Psyqualia.]]
* WhiteKnight: His Royal Paladin deck revolves primarily around holy knights.
** [[spoiler: Inverted in Episode 43. His new Shadow Paladin deck revolves entirely around evil knights, dragons, and witches.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler: Ren's goal during their fight is to have Aichi fall under Psyqualia's influence once more and have this come true. He succeeds, though it's short-lived.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Go figure, has blue hair.
* [[spoiler: YinYangBomb: Combines the Royal and Shadow Paladins.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': Light is not the only thing standing beside him. Darkness also stands by the King of Knights!]]
** Taken to its logical conclusion with [[spoiler: Majesty Lord Blaster]].

!! Toshiki Kai
!!! Kagero (Season 1) / Narukami (Season 2 & 3)/ [[spoiler: Link Joker]] (Season 3)

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KaiToshiki_6189.jpg

-->''"Final Turn."''

TheRival. Kai is a [[TheAce world-class]] Vanguard player with an almost perfect win-loss record. He is cold, unsociable and is always searching for [[BloodKnight strong opponents to train against]]. He is so [[InsufferableGenius confident in his own abilities]] that he will declare "[[CatchPhrase Final Turn]]" when he is certain of victory.

[[spoiler:He was once a good friend to Ren, and together with Tetsu they made plans to form the ultimate Vanguard team "Foo Fighters". However, Ren became corrupted by Psyqualia in an effort to become as good as Kai, and unable to stop his friend from falling into darkness, Kai abandoned him and fled]].

In the ''Link Joker'' arc, he becomes increasingly insecure about falling behind Aichi and Ren in terms of his Cardfighting ability. [[spoiler:He is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] into a "Reverse" fighter after losing a match against the possessed Takuto Tatsunagi. Consumed by his own lust for power, Kai switches to a Link Joker deck and begins to spread the influence of "Reverse" under Takuto's command]].

->Voiced by: Takuya Satou (JP), Ryan Luhning (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: Kai has the best win record of the main characters, having lost all of four times.
** [[spoiler: BrokenAce: As good as he is, Kai can't find fun in Vanguard any more after what happened between him and Ren until his first fight with Aichi. Even after that, what's happened to him over the past few years has completely changed him.]]
* AloofAlly: Post-regionals, he has a tendency to basically let the rest of the team get on with it without him.
** [[spoiler: Subverted in the Link Joker arc when he's willing to help Izaki get better, and even commenting that they fought their hardest as a team.]]
* [[spoiler: TheAtoner: In Episode 49, it's revealed he feels guilty for not being able to stop Ren previously. His confrontation with Aichi in the same episode is his attempt to try and atone for his mistake and how he ran away from Ren.]]
* BadassNormal: As confirmed in episode 44, [[spoiler: he does not have Psyqualia]], yet Ren respects him regardless, so this trope is in effect. It even gets a BadassBoast attached:
--> '''Kai''': I will exceed that power.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BloodKnight: He's always seeking powerful Vanguard opponents, to the point where it's possible to ''bribe'' him into a social activity with the promise of strong competition.
* [[spoiler: {{BreakTheBadass}}/{{BreakTheCutie}}: Episode 128 did a massive number on him. Undergoing taunts from Takuto and backed into a corner by his Link Joker deck, Kai becomes visibly more distressed as the episode goes on until he completely breaks and ''stabs a version of himself''.]]
* [[spoiler: CantCatchUp: It hasn't happened yet, but he worries that this is happening in the third season, as Aichi continues to improve while he's still as strong as he was in the first season. His fears are confirmed after Morikawa, using a deck specifically made by Kai for that fight, is defeated by Aichi.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Kai''': So...not even The End can reach Aichi now?]]
* CatchPhrase: Several.
--> Final Turn
--> Stand up, ''the'' Vanguard
** It's implied in Episode 49 that [[spoiler: he took up 'Final Turn' from Ren.]]
*** [[spoiler: In exchange, Ren took ''the'' Vanguard from him.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Link Joker/Void.]]
* CynicalMentor: He doesn't really seem to care if Aichi succeeds or fails at first, and usually gets coaxed into providing support by Miwa.
** [[spoiler: As of Episode 44, it may be that Kai is a {{Deconstruction}} of this. The reason he seems not to care is because he doesn't know what to do to stop Aichi falling to his Psyqualia and is possibly still filled with guilt for not preventing Ren's fall.]]
* [[spoiler: DefectorFromDecadence: He walks away from Team Foo Fighter after Ren becomes corrupted, rejecting Ren's WeCanRuleTogether.]]
* DemotedToExtra: It's hard to argue against this in Asia Circuit-Hen. [[spoiler: Kai joins up with New [=AL4=]]] and spends much of the season off-screen. He only really shows up during Seoul Stage, BeachEpisode, the Japan Stage and when the teams go to Cray, when he becomes relevant again. Depending on how Link Joker-Hen goes, it could get worse.
* [[spoiler: DullEyesofUnhappiness: After taking the power of Link Joker and stabbing a copy of himself, he's seen with these as it all hits what he's done.]]
* DullSurprise: In the dub.
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Joins Ren's team between episodes 77 and 79.]]
** [[spoiler: Broken down by his fight against Takuto, Kai becomes desperate enough to accept the Link Joker and become an ally of Void.]]
* [[spoiler: FacialMarkings: With the Link Joker, he has red markings underneath his eyes.]]
* [[spoiler: FakeMemories: In Season 2 he believes he has always run Narukami and Aichi has always run Gold Paladins. However, during his fight with Aichi, he briefly remembers Blaster Blade...]]
* FinishingMove: If he says the words 'Final Turn', you're generally screwed.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Miwa.
* ImageSong: "Kibou no Shoumei".[[note]]"Proof of Hope"[[/note]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His deck is composed largely of dragonic cards.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore.'
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KillItWithFire: His Units tend to attack with fire.
* LargeHam: Not during everyday life, but when it comes to fights, Kai really likes to grandstand, especially when he's about to win.
* [[spoiler: MindRape: Undergoes a brutal one at the hands of Takuto in Episodes 127 and 128, leading to his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* [[spoiler: MyGreatestFailure: Not being able to defeat Ren and stop him, then just 'running away'.]]
* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: Many parallels are drawn between Aichi's fall to Psyqualia in his quest for Kai to notice him and Kai's surrender to Link Joker in order to keep up with Aichi.]]
* [[spoiler: NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: In Episode 44 a rather popular piece of fanon was shot down, Kai neither has nor knows about Psyqualia. It also nicely presents FridgeBrilliance as to why Kai was so vague with Aichi before, he has no idea what exactly Psyqualia does or how to prevent it.]]
* [[spoiler: ParentalAbandonment]]
* RedOniBlueOni: With Aichi and Miwa.
* TheRival
** [[spoiler: RivalTurnedEvil]]
* ShockAndAwe: In season 2, he switch to a Narukami deck after the Kagero are sealed.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There's no confusion with the romanization of his name, but a lot of fans assume that "Kai" is his first name, probably due to being shorter than "Toshiki" as well as confusion about Japanese name order. [[LastNameBasis Not to mention nobody ever calls him "Toshiki."]]
** Most likely as a result of this, in the dub, Kai is his first name.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: In episode 40, [[spoiler: when he realizes Aichi may be starting to depend too much on his Psyqualia.]]
*** He's quite distraught about [[spoiler: losing to Ren in Episode 58, and losing his best chance at saving him]] and takes it out on Aichi.
*** In Episode 64, [[spoiler: when Aichi slips back under Psyqualia's control]] Kai finally steps up and calls out to him with quite a bit of emotion behind his voice.
*** The end of Episode 102.
** Episodes 127 and 128. Big time.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Kai isn't really a bad guy, but he tends to have trouble expressing himself, so he mostly comes off as cold. But there are times when he can be genuinely kind or encouraging.
* [[spoiler: ThatManIsDead: Casts off his 'former' self by ''stabbing him''.]]
* [[spoiler: WhatTheHellHero: On the receiving end of one by Kourin in Episode 44 for effectively leading Aichi to Psyqualia and then abandoning him.]]
* [[spoiler: WhiteKnight: In Episode 49 he uses Aichi's Royal Paladin Deck in an attempt to get through to him.]]

!!Misaki Tokura
!!!Oracle Think Tank (Season 1 & 2) / Genesis (Season 3)

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TokuraMisaki_6851.jpg

--> The beautiful goddess, shining radiantly.

An employee at Card Capital, and the niece of the manager. She initially refuses to play but is coerced into trying the game by Shin. Although Misaki is the least-experienced and least-enthusiastic of Team Q4, she possesses a PhotographicMemory that gives her a powerful edge in the game.

In ''Link Joker'', she joins Aichi's Cardfight Club as the fifth member.

->Voiced by: Izumi Kitta (JP), Carol-Anne Day (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Haunted by the memories of her parents' death,]] she temporarily quit Q4.
* DeadpanSnarker: On one memorable occasion, reacted to Morikawa's antics with a simple, "Noob."
* DeathGlare: Don't make a ruckus in the shop, lest you get this.
* FingerGun: In episode 62 when she calls Evil-eye Princess, Euryale, she does this to bind one of Asaka's cards.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD: After Episode 24, but is snapped out of it in Episode 25.]]
* ImageSong: "Yasashii Kioku".[[note]]"Gentle Memories"[[/note]]
* JapaneseDelinquents: She has a reputation for being the "Boss Lady" of Miyaji High, a title given to the leader of a female gang. She never actually ''does'' anything bad, meaning that she probably got the moniker due to her cold and standoffish personality, and her long skirt (which is traditionally associated with the attire of female delinquents).
* JapaneseMythology: Her deck features aspects of it, particularly with the Tsukuyomi series and ''CEO Amaterasu''.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi.'
* NotSoAboveItAll: In episode 70 she initially acts all serious… until she briefly remains alone, at which point she takes a picture of herself – the same thing the other were doing earlier.
* [[spoiler: ParentalAbandonment: Her parents died in a car accident when she was younger]]
* PhotographicMemory: Arguably deconstructs the trope, due to [[spoiler: being forced to relive her parents deaths if she remembers it]].
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Gets hit with this during season 2 against Limit Break units. While all of Team Q4 have lost any of their matches against said units, Misaki goes up against them the most so far.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Lilac Hair]]

!!Kamui Katsuragi
!!!Nova Grapplers

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KatsuragiKamui_5540.jpeg

--> Attack, Asura Kaiser!

The youngest of Team Q4. Kamui is bratty and overconfident, but proves to be an outstanding player with a deadly, aggressive play style. He is a frequent source of comic relief: mainly from his (unrequited) crush on Emi, and his [[{{Malaproper}} mispronunciation of certain words or phrases]].

->Voiced by: Shizuka Ishikawa (JP), Melissa Dorsey (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler: AchillesInHisTent: After a bad disagreement with Kai in Episode 26, Kamui sits out the first Nationals.]]
* AlliterativeName
* AttackAttackAttack: His Nova Grapplers focus on using Stand Triggers and Stand abilities to get out a veritable storm of attacks, fitting Kamui's aggressive playstyle.
* BigGuy: Not size-wise, but has the attitude down pat.
* BrattyHalfPint
* CantSpitItOut: Even when given the opprotunity, he just can't tell Emi how he feels about her.
* DemotedToExtra: In season 3.
* HotBlooded
* HumongousMecha: Many of his cards are designed this way.
* ImageSong: "Saikyou Ore-sama Ride!".[[note]]"Ultimate Ore-sama Ride!"[[/note]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore,' and 'ore-sama' on occasion (usually in his CatchPhrase, "ore-sama ride!").
* LoveAtFirstSight: To Emi. It's unrequited.
* {{Malaproper}}: Is constantly mangling phrases.
* MouthyKid
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During Nationals. He fools pretty much no one.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler: No matter how many times he faces them, even after a deck change and resolve boost, he can't defeat Airman...er, Tetsu. Or Kai, for that matter.]]
** [[spoiler: ThrowTheDogABone: In episode 98, he finally defeats Tetsu.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team Q4 Supporters]]

!!Katsumi Morikawa
!!!Random Clans (but plenty of Grade 3s)

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Aichi's classmate. He was introduced as a bully, but quickly became Aichi's friend over their shared love of Vanguard. Although he boasts of his incredible skills at Vanguard, he is completely obsessed with Grade 3 units and has no sense of deck balance, resulting in a very poor win-loss record. [[spoiler:When given a correctly-balanced deck, he is revealed to be an outstanding player]].

->Voiced by: NoriakiSugiyama (JP), Lucas Gilbertson (EN)
!!!Tropes
* ButtMonkey
* CripplingOverspecialization: Morikawa's obsession with Grade 3s means he constantly overloads his deck with them, causing him to lose every single time. To put this in context, the recommended number of Grade 3s in a deck is 7-9; Morikawa has ''over 25''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Episode 51 proves that [[spoiler:with a well-balanced deck, he really IS a strong player!]]
** Episode 112 goes a step farther: [[spoiler:he is able to instantly master Kai's Kagero deck despite having ''never seen it before'', and uses an ingenious combination of Break Ride and Persona Blast to attack with his Vanguard ''three times'' in one turn]].
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Despite losing many times, he blames it on bad luck (alignment of the stars, bad omens, etc.). And he still gets Grade 3s for his deck.
* HotBlooded
* InstantExpert: Yes, really. While he's a terrible deck builder, Season 3 shows that[[spoiler: after being given Kai's deck, he is able to use it perfectly ''despite having never seen it before the match''.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Summer outfit aside, Morikawa is always in his [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack school uniform]].
* MaliciousMisnaming: It's KATSUMI! Not Lose-umi!
* NonIndicativeName: "Katsu" means victory. Katsumi has never won a single fight.
** [[spoiler: But in Episode 51, he wins every fight he's in.]]
* PluckyComicRelief
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Korrin.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Gives this off during Q4's first match at the Regionals when their opponents use snake-like Kagero units.
** Ironically he has one of those units in his deck.

!!Yuta Izaki
!!!Tachikaze

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Morikawa's best friend. He acts as the straight man to Morikawa's antics, but comes off as TheGenericGuy in most other respects.

->Voiced by: Takayuki Yamaguchi (JP), Jeff Watson (EN)
!!!Tropes
* CantCatchUp: [[spoiler:A flashback in the Link Joker arc shows that this has been bothering him with regards to Aichi. However, thanks to his fellow teammates, he was able to subvert this and [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]].]]
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: His clan of choice, Tachikaze, is a group of android dinosaurs.
* TheGenericGuy
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Morikawa.
** It's to the point where at one point Kamui actually combines both Morikawa and Izaki's names to call Izaki: Morizaki.
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass]]

!!Taishi Miwa
!!!Kagero (Season 1 & 3) / Narukami (Season 2)

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A childhood friend of Kai. Miwa is far more personable and social than Kai, but tolerates his friend's standoffish nature due to their bond of friendship. Because Kai is so antisocial, it often falls to Miwa to act as the first point of social contact or to explain Kai's true feelings. He is also a skilled Vanguard player, having sparred regularly with Kai.

From the second season onwards, he gets a part-time job at Card Capital to fill in for Misaki and Shin in their absence. As the most skilled player in the room, he often acts as the CombatCommentator for the VF Circuit matches.

->Voiced by: ShowtaroMorikubo (JP), Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart (EN, Season 1), Joel Crichton (EN, current)
!!!Tropes
* CombatCommentator: As the one of the most skilled of those constantly on the sidelines, he tends to take on this role. Lampshaded by Izaki in episode 91, when he's not there and [[ButtMonkey Morikawa]] expresses confusion about what's going on.
--> '''Izaki''': If only Miwa was here...
** TheSmartGuy
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Turns out to be a pretty good player.
* DeadpanSnarker
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kai. Which of course breeds a lot of HoYay.
* OnlySaneMan: He's usually the first to react ''normally'' to some of the more fantastic elements of the series, like a giant holographic dragon swooping straight past him.
* RealMenWearPink: During the summer arc, he wears a pink hoodie.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Kai.

!!Emi Sendou
!!!Bermuda Triangle

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Aichi's little sister, who in some ways is more responsible and level-headed than him. Having witnessed the positive change that Vanguard brings out in her brother, she takes up the game herself and becomes a skilled junior player. She has a habit of choosing the cards in her deck based solely on which are "the cutest", but manages to pull together a solid strategy anyway. She is often the first to worry about Aichi when he is in a tough situation or match.

->Voiced by: AtsukoEnomoto (JP), Wendy Morrison (EN)
!!!Tropes
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Notably, she calls Aichi by his name... which is part of the reason Kamui got the impression she and Aichi were actually boyfriend and girlfriend.
* ObliviousToLove: She never seems to catch on to the fact that Kamui obviously has a crush on her.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TookALevelInBadass: Once she gets the hang of Vanguard, she's quite good at it.

!!Shinemon "Shin" Nitta

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Manager of Card Capital. Misaki's uncle. Later he becomes manager of Team Q4 and acts as a kindly, big brother-ish mentor to them.

->Voiced by: Shuuta Morishima (JP), Scott Roberts (EN)
!!!Tropes
* {{Adorkable}}
* BumblingDad: Isn't actually a dad, but fits the other criteria.
* ButtMonkey: Though to a much lesser extent than Morikawa.
* [[spoiler: PromotionToParent: To Misaki after her parents died.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: It's not really scary, but yeah, his glasses tend to cover his eyes. When his eyes, appear, [[TearJerker well....]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in Season 1
[[folder: Team AL4 (Foo Fighter/Asteroid)]]

!!Ren Suzugamori
!!! Royal Paladins (Prior to Season 1), Shadow Paladins (Season 1 & 3) / Gold Paladins (Season 2)

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--> Where there is light, there is darkness. That's one of a pair of truths.

The leader of Team Foo Fighter[[note]]Team Asteroid in the dub[[/note]], the current National Champion and the BigBad of the first season. Ren may seem at times to be [[CloudCuckoolander spacy]], but he has a vicious and sadistic personality that truly reveals itself during Vanguard matches. His outstanding abilities command the respect of everyone around him.

He is actually a Psyqualia user, and can thus foresee the outcome of his matches. However, his overuse of Psyqualia has corrupted his original, gentle personality. He was once a good friend to Kai, but [[spoiler:was abandoned by him after Ren began to abuse Psyqualia, ironically so that Kai would acknowledge him as an equal]].

In the second season, because of the changes to history, Ren never discovered the power of Psyqualia and is still a good friend of Kai. Free from its influence, he is shown to be a gifted and playful competitor who treats Vanguard as a game to be enjoyed. [[spoiler:He reawakens his Psyqualia power during his first game against Aichi, and although he reverts to his previous corrupted personality during their match, he seems unaffected by it after it ends]].

->Voiced by: Creator/AtsushiAbe (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* TheAce
* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents: In the manga. Ren's father pushed him to be a "perfect winner" and taught him “in this world, there are only two types of people: the losers who are laughed at, and those who laugh at them.”]]
* [[spoiler: {{Adorkable}}: Before he was corrupted by Psyqualia.]]
* BadassBoast: Makes a rather ominous one to Kenji right before [[spoiler: beating him with Blaster Dark]]. He has another one, repeated when he summons his trump card.
--> [[IronicEcho Champions crowned with glory]]... however, there was something that even they were no match for. Where there is light, there is darkness. That's one of a pair of truths. And light can only be swallowed up by darkness... that's a truth, too! Appear from the everlasting darkness, dark spirits!
--> Crying out in despair in the chaos called silence... the power of shadowy darkness, obscuring all vision, is mine!
* BadassLongcoat: As a bonus, it even has proto-ShouldersOfDoom.
* BigBad: Of the first season. [[spoiler: However, there appears to be a BiggerBad out there somewhere...which turns out to be a RedHerring.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: And how.
* [[spoiler: BrokenAce: We have a few minor hints that Ren wasn't always this way.]]
** Confirmed in Episode 49. [[spoiler: Ren used to be a nice guy before his Psyqualia corrupted him.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: [[spoiler: Ren was a kind of weird kid before he was corrupted by Psyqualia.]] It still shows a little bit in his personality even now.
** [[spoiler: UpToEleven in Episode 80 when he doesn't have Psyqualia. He spends the entire episode up until he receives Qualia again making the strangest and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest]] observations and comments possible.]]
** TheDitz: Coupled with the above, he couldn't even tell that Joker X was Tetsu.
* [[spoiler: TheCorrupter: To Aichi, though interestingly he serves only to push Aichi off the edge. Aichi had already taken his own steps towards Psyqualia, Ren just helps him along the path.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Psyqualia.]]
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilCounterpart: To Aichi. His deck is full of darker versions of Aichi's cards, especially Blaster Dark to Aichi's Blaster Blade.
** Episode 49 hammers it home, showing that [[spoiler: Ren was essentially a more cheerful Aichi before he acquired Psyqualia.]]
* EvilRedhead
* [[spoiler: HesBack: Somewhat. Season 3 marks a return of his more serious and darker personality from the first season as opposed to the NiceGuy of the second, because his memories and his Shadow Paladins have been unsealed. He's still much more relaxed and friednly though.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ImageSong: "THE END OF TURN".
* {{Invocation}}:
--> Appear from the everlasting darkness, dark spirits! I Ride... Blaster Dark!
--> [[spoiler: Envelop everything in darkness, my avatar! I Ride... Blaster Dark Revenger!]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku.' Seems to switch to 'watashi' when, in his own words, he's being "serious."
* {{Jerkass}}: Infamous for it.
* KnightOfCerebus: Prior to his arrival, Vanguard was relatively light-hearted and normal by card game anime standards. Afterward... well, in the episode right after his appearance, [[spoiler: Misaki suffers a breakdown brought on by the memory of her parents' deaths]]. Ren is most definitely the bringer of CerebusSyndrome to Vanguard.
* Leitmotif: While he's occasionally associated with Psyqualia's theme, his grade 3 rides and Final Turns during Season 1 are typically paired with "Ren's Power". [[spoiler: Which makes its return in Season 3, when he decides to treat his Reversed Teammates seriously.]]
* MightMakesRight: One of his beliefs while corrupted by his Psyqualia
--> '''Ren''': It's as I said. The powerless fall into despair... and those with power get all the glory.
* [[spoiler: OhCrap: Has a very satisfying moment of uncertainty when Aichi's darker side point out that neither of them can predict the outcome of their battle. To his credit, he recovers almost immediately.]]
* PsychicPowers: Psyqualia, which he introduced.
** [[spoiler: He's implied to have lost this at the end of Season 1, along with Aichi.]]
** [[spoiler: And as of Episode 80, he has it again. [[SarcasmMode Great.]]]]
* PsychoticSmirk: When he doesn't go for a straight-up SlasherSmile.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedOniBlueOni: He and Aichi match each other this way. Complete with ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
* RefugeInAudacity: Delivering a TakeThat to every Cardfighter in Japan on national TV.
--> '''Ren''': Please continue doing your best at wasting time and effort.
* SeriousBusiness: Card games are to him, apparently. Probably due to his Psyqualia.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Sports one only in Season 1. Drops it when he become a nice guy. Lampshaded by Bushiroad's staff as they are a sign of a "Last Boss" character.
* SlasherSmile: All the time. He takes it UpToEleven in episode 63.
* SmugSuper: His speech before the finals of the second nationals more or less consists of "Congratulation for making it this far. Too bad I have psychic powers that make me unbeatable. Have fun!"
* [[spoiler: [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over Japan]]]]: [[HiddenAgendaVillain Possibly]] his aim, as he mentions this in [[spoiler: Kai's flashback in Episode 49.]] Of course, he could have been lying. [[HiddenAgendaVillain Who]] [[{{Jerkass}} knows]].
* [[spoiler: NiceGuy: Before and after he gets Psyqualia.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Frequently proclaims this to Aichi later on, based on the fact that [[spoiler: they both sought overwhelming power and received Psyqualia.]]
--> '''Ren''': Wanting power, seeking to become stronger than anyone... that is truly the true Aichi lurking within you. Yes, just like me!
* [[spoiler: UsedToBeASweetKid: Before he got Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: After Aichi's speech to him in Episode 53, Ren looks noticably shaken, and he later has a flashback to the speech. This may suggest a larger breakdown later on...]]
** Which happens 12 episodes later, [[spoiler: when Aichi rides Majesty Lord Blaster and says he's through rejecting Ren and Psyqualia.]]
---> [[spoiler: '''Ren''': I won't accept anyone!]]
* WarriorPoet: Before his match with Koutei, the two have a little banter regarding Koutei's team name. Ren later provides an IronicEcho of this banter before delivering an ominous speech.

!!Tetsu Shinjou
!!!Dark Irregulars

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--> Friends...With that attitude, you can never be the strongest.

Ren's second-in-command and the number two of Foo Fighter. Known as the "General" of [=AL4=]. A very gruff and serious person, he's completely loyal to Ren. [[spoiler: One of the founding members of Foo Fighter, along with Ren and Kai.]]

->Voiced by: TetsuInada (JP), William Scott (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* AntiVillain: He's a NobleDemon. [[spoiler: And that's without mentioning how he refuses to abandon Ren in Episode 49's flashback.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: His surname was only revealed through the official website. In-series he registers in tournaments as "Tetsu" alone.
** His surname is finally spoke on-screen in [[spoiler: Kai's flashback in Episode 49]].
* BadassBaritone: He has quite an impressive on-screen win-loss ratio, his only losses being [[spoiler: to Kai and Ren in the episode 49 flashback]]. Combine that with the voice of TetsuInada, and you have this trope.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Was reversed by Kai and then snapped out of it when Ren defeated him.]]
* DarkIsEvil
* TheDanza: Shares the same given name with his seiyuu, TetsuInada.
* TheDragon: To Ren. However, [[spoiler: Episode 49 indicates that he stands by Ren because he can't bring himself to abandon him, as opposed to supporting his aims.]]
--> '''Tetsu''': I can't desert Ren.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kai. [[spoiler: Both are the immediate supporters to TheHero and the BigBad respectively. While Kai deserted Ren after he became addicted to Psyqualia, Tetsu remained at Ren's side and refused to abandon him.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: He has possibly the deepest voice of any character so far.
* LargeAndInCharge: Second-in-command actually, but still runs with the trope.
* TheLegionsOfHell: His Dark Irregulars include quite a few demonic units, particularly his ''Demon World Marquis Amon''.
* NobleDemon: Most of the time, he's quite reasonable, if gruff.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During the Japan stage of the Asia Circuit. Even though it's obvious who he is Ren, Morikawa and Kamui don't recognize him.]]
* RedBaron: The General.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: To Kamui, after hearing a speech explaining why he'll never surrender because he has his friends.
--> '''Tetsu''': Friends...With that attitude, you can never be the strongest.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Aichi.
--> '''Tetsu''': This is the form which best suits your power.

!!Asaka Narumi
!!!Pale Moon

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--> Ever since then, I've been fighting only for Ren-sama.

The number three of Foo Fighter. Known as the "Assassin" of [=AL4=]. She's [[SubordinateExcuse devoted to Ren]], and fights to get his acknowledgement.

->Voiced by: HitomiNabatame (JP), Laura Rushfeldt (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Was reversed for a time until she snapped out of it when Ren defeated her.]]
* TheDarkChick
* DistaffCounterpart: She resembles an older, genderswapped Aichi.
* EvilCounterpart: To Misaki.
* IcyBlueEyes
* LargeHam: She likes to ham it up when she's cardfighting, treating her turns as a big show, in keeping with her deck's circus theme.
* RedBaron: The Assassin.
* SubordinateExcuse: For Ren.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Kyou Yahagi
!!!Spike Brothers (Seasons 1 - 3)/Megacolony (Season 2)

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An egomaniacal SmugSnake. He begins as the fourth member of AL4, but gets kicked out after losing a tournament match (and due to his [[TheStarscream obvious aspirations for Ren's position]]). Blackballed from professional Vanguard, he forms his own TerribleTrio with other rejects called "Team Avenger" and vows revenge, becoming the show's resident GoldfishPoopGang.

->Voiced by: Creator/AkenoWatanabe (JP), Cole Howard (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BeetleManiac: In season 2, after switching clans to Megacolony. At one point he even parades around in a giant beetle costume.
* BraggartBoss
* BrattyHalfPint
* DetachedSleeves: His initial/default outfit.
* TheDeterminator: It must be said, he ''never'' gives up on defeating the most powerful characters. Even directly after being brutally defeated and [[MindRape mind-raped]] by [[spoiler: Aichi]], he's still ranting about how he'll fight again and win.
** This is a guy who refused to move out of the way of an ''avalanche'' to finish a Cardfight.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kamui, kind of.
* GoldfishPoopGang: He and the rest of Team Avengers are this.
* HumiliationConga: First he's utterly crushed by Kai, after [[SmugSnake bragging about how he'd beat him.]] Then he gets kicked out of AL4, blackballed by every other card shop (because no-one wants to incur the wrath of Ren), finally breaks down after seeing Ren on television, then even after pulling himself together enough to form his own team, he gets crushed by [[spoiler: Aichi]] with a dose of MindRape on top.
** In a much more light-hearted manner, every appearance he makes in Season 2 is a part of one.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In Season 2. He just keeps trying without success.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses 'ore-sama', which ought to tell you [[SmugSnake what he's like.]]
* JustifiedTutorial: His battle with Leon in Season 2 (and the reason Kyou switches clans) is basically to demonstrate how a well-built Megacolony deck can shut down an Aqua Force deck. [[spoiler:He plays a near-perfect game but still loses because... well, it's Kyou]].
* LaughingMad: During his flashback in Episode 41 when he sees Ren on a TV. [[spoiler: And again when Aichi's prediction about the end of their match comes true.]]
* ManInWhite: Apart from his brief EvilCostumeSwitch after forming team Avengers, he tends to stick to all white ensembles.
* OnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Feels this way towards Ren. This is especially apparent in season 3, as he pulls a YouShallNotPass on the [[spoiler:Link Joker possessed]] Fukuhara students trying to fight Ren simply because he doesn't want any of them to defeat Ren before he does.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Objectively speaking, Kyou is one of the top Vanguard fighters in the series. The problem is that he's not ''quite'' as good as the top-tier players, who he always ends up fighting. To wit, his five on-screen losses have been to Kai ([[InvincibleHero who never loses]]), two Psyqualia users (which gives them an unfair supernatural advantage) and Tetsu (who was already his superior in AL4).
* RedBaron: "Crusher" Kyou.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After he's thrown out of Foo Fighters, he forms Team Avengers to try and get revenge for his humiliation.
* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream: Attempts to beat Kai in order to usurp Ren, but it backfires. Horribly.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Ren finally acknowledges him and calls him by name in episode 129.
* UnknownRival: To Ren. In the anime, he's trying to overthrow Ren and take his place. In the manga, he simply wants to impress him as, even though he's part of AL4, Ren doesn't even acknowledge him or even remember his name.
* VillainousBreakdown: When he realizes Kai will beat him. [[spoiler: And then again in Episode 42.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team Caesar]]
A world-class team first introduced in the Nationals. After [[spoiler: Ren effortlessly defeats them in the finals]], they hold the Caesar Vanguard Training Camp for Q4, creating a SempaiKohai type relationship between the two teams.

!!Kenji "Koutei" Mitsusada
!!!Dimension Police

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The leader of Team Caesar. His nickname is derived from the kanji for 'emperor', fitting Kenji's knowledge of Roman history. Relaxed and easy-going, he doesn't seem much like a champion-level player, but proves his mettle when his team reach the finals of the Nationals. [[spoiler: However, he is crushed by Ren when the latter calls on his Psyqualia and his Blaster Dark]].

->Voiced by: KenjiAkabane (JP), Jeff Punyi (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: He's up there with Ren at the top of the nation's players.
* AlternateCharacterReading: Mitsusada (光定) = ''koutei'' = emperor (皇帝).
* BackToBackBadasses: With Leon in episode 138.
* BadassLongcoat
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kai in episode 135. He gets better once he loses to Leon.]]
* [[spoiler: CurbStompBattle: On the recieving end of one at Ren's hands during the finals of the first Nationals]].
* TheDanza: Shares the same given name with his seiyuu, Kenji Akabane.
* FanNickname: DT, which is the acronym of Doutei (Man virgin), which in turn is a pun of his in series nickname "Koutei"
* GrayEyes: Serves a mentor figure via the Caesar Vanguard Training Camp.
* HotBlooded: His [[spoiler: Final Turn]] in Episode 82 features Koutei acting like a super robot anime protagonist. Complete with CallingYourAttacks at the top of his voice.
--> [[spoiler: BURNING JUSTICE SWOOORRRDDD!!!]]
* [[spoiler: MightMakesRight: When Reversed.]]
* NiceGuy: Incredibly so, no matter how rude someone is to him.
* [[spoiler: [[PutOnABus Put On A Plane]]: Announced that he was going to study at the Singapore Institute of Technical Studies.]]
** [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack The Plane Came Back]]: Returns in episode 135 with a new and improved Dimension Police deck, only to get reversed by Kai.]]
* RedBaron: 'Koutei' - The Emperor.
* ShrinkingViolet: Of sorts. He hates being to center of attention when not cardfighting, but in a match he can easily reach super robot anime protagonist levels of HotBlooded, as shown in episodes 82 and 86.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Episode 82, [[spoiler: he beats Ren]]. He's also the first non-main character to [[spoiler: get a Crossride Unit]].
** In Episode 136, he is revealed to be even weaker than [[ButtMonkey Gai]] in the past. But by learning from mistakes and constant training by Yuri, he is able to surpass the both of them and even become the National Champion.
* WarriorPoet: He has some discussion with Ren about Team Caesar's naming prior to their match. He is also quite knowledgable of Roman history.
* TheWorfEffect: Suffers from this along with the rest of his team. [[spoiler: Except when he pulls out Great Daiyusha and crushes Ren with it in Episode 82.]]
* UpToEleven: He's the first non-main character to [[spoiler: get TWO Crossride Units]].

!!Yuri Usui
!!!Dimension Police (Season 1) / Dimension Police/[[spoiler: Oracle Think Tank]] (Season 2)

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The only female member of Team Caesar. She was Aichi's opponent at the training camp. She is later revealed to run a Stand-based Dimension Police deck focusing around the synergy between Miracle Beauty and Enigman Rain, as well as revealing a rather more reckless and energetic persona in card fights.

->Voiced by: Mayuki Makiguchi (JP), Leda Davies (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* AttackAttackAttack: She uses a variant of Dimension Police focused around mass standing to get more attacks, similar to Kamui's Nova Grapplers.
* {{Badass}}: Her fighting style may essentially equate to luck, but damn if she doesn't make it look awesome while doing it.
* CoolBigSis: Her usual persona. However, when it comes to serious fights...
** HotBlooded: ...She's this, with a good side helping of SeriousBusiness.
** * Tsundere: When Kenji is involve.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kenji in episode 136. She gets better once she loses off screen.]]
* LightIsGood: Her Dimension Police in general, but especially Enigman Rain. Yuri herself is helpful and kind to the members of Q4, if...[[HotBlooded enthusiastic at times]].
* MagicPokerEquation: She claims to be able to call out her Triggers like an empress commanding her subjects. [[spoiler: At the end of her fight with Misaki... she does exactly this.]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Enigman Rain. To be fair, it's not an actual angel, but an angelic alien.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During the Japan stage of the Asia Circuit. Misaki isn't fooled.]]
* RedBaron: The Empress.
* SempaiKouhai: She fought against Aichi and gave him a tip for his deck.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In Season 3, when Kenji is involved.
* WhoWearsShortShorts

!!Gai Usui
!!!Dimension Police

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Yuri's younger brother, and the third member of Team Caesar.

->Voiced by: Setsuji Satou (JP), Phil Fulton (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* ButtMonkey: In Episode 54 due to his sister.
* {{Keigo}}: Notably, he's one of the most formal-speaking of the entire cast.
* RedBaron: The Gladiator.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Card Shop PSY]]
A mysterious trio of sisters who run [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday Card Shop PSY]], supporting the main characters by giving them rare cards and challenging their skills in cardfights. They also form the [[IdolSinger idol group]] "Ultra Rare". [[spoiler:Their true goal is to find and aid those with the power of Psyqualia, under the instruction of Takuto Tatsunagi, so that they may find a Vanguard to help quell the chaos on Cray]].

!!Suiko
!!!Angel Feather (Season 2 & 3)/[[spoiler: Link Joker]] (Season 3)

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The eldest of the sisters, a calm and composed person.

->Voiced by: Aimi Terakawa (JP), Nikkita Bradette (EN)

!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy: In episode 130, after being corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* [[spoiler: FacialMarkings: Just like everyone else who has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: In season 1.
* ManipulativeBitch: She was willing to hold back information about [[spoiler: Psyqualia]] from Aichi after confirming he had it and had no problems with [[spoiler: Ren and Aichi's [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide personalities being distorted]] by it, she may have even toyed with it based on her handing them stronger cards,]] so long as she got results.
** 0 Start Set reveals that she was the one who introduced [[spoiler:psyqualia to Ren, setting him on the path to being DrunkOnTheDarkside.]] It seems that she'll go to any lengths to get the [[spoiler:psyqualia]] fighters she needs.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Most notable with how she's willing to support [[BigBad Ren]] due to the fact that she needs someone with [[spoiler: Psyqualia]].
* YinYangClash: [[spoiler: The cards she offers Aichi and Ren.]]
--> '''Suiko''': [[LightEmUp Light which blankets the darkness...]] [[CastingAShadow darkness that swallows the light...]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Kourin
!!! Royal Paladins (Season 1 & 3) / Angel Feather (Season 2)

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Kourin is the middle sister of Card Shop PSY, acting as their main Cardfighter. Although she is very temperamental and cold, she is also the most conflicted about their mission and [[spoiler:secretly works against her sisters to rescue Aichi from the corrosive effects of his Psyqualia addiction]].

In ''Link Joker'', she is enrolled in Miyaji High School under the name "Kourin Tatsunagi" and joins Aichi's new Vanguard Club.

->Voiced by: SuzukoMimori (JP), Stevie Forzani (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BikerBabe: She rides a motorcycle - and in a white jumpsuit, no less!
* [[spoiler: FakeMemories: When Aichi asks her about Royal Paladins in Season 2, like everyone else, she can't remember that Clan.]]
** [[spoiler: She could have been faking it, she seems to understand everything that's going on.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: What she intends to become in Season 3.
** NewTransferStudent
* [[spoiler: SpannerInTheWorks: Set up as this to Suiko in Season 1, though [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot it mysteriously never seems to really resolve]]...]]
* {{Tsundere}}: For Aichi.
* WomanInWhite: All three sisters wear white when in their Ultra-rare outfits, but Kourin is the only one who wears all-white all the time.

!!Rekka
!!!Angel Feather

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The youngest of the sisters. She puts on a [[{{Kawaiiko}} cute and cheerful]] persona, but BeneathTheMask she can be glib and highly-competitive.

In ''Link Joker'' she is enrolled in Miyaji Middle School and goes on to establish the "Cardfight Circle" with Emi Sendou and Mai.

->Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjou (JP), Michelle Molineux (EN)

!!Tropes:
* BadassAdorable: [[spoiler: Deceptively skilled, she manages to throw together a Deck from cards that just came out. Which she then [[CurbStompBattle owns Misaki with.]] Watch out.]]
* BrutalHonesty: [[spoiler: Informs Misaki that since she hasn't spent the weeks since the Nationals upgrading her Deck, she'll never win the VF Circuit.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments.
* TheGadfly: She occasionally seems to like to push people's buttons just because [[ItAmusedMe it's more interesting that way]]. Especially [[{{Tsundere}} Kourin]].
* GenkiGirl
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* MegaTwintails
* RoseHairedGirl

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Jun Mutsuki
!!!Dark Irregulars (Season 1)/Dimension Police (season 2)

An "underground fighter" who makes his living playing Vanguard on the street and roughing up those who lose to him. Despite this, he has his own code of honour and keeps the members of his gang under control. [[spoiler:He reappears toward the end of season two as one of the members of Team Unknown, under the alias "King Z".]]

->Voiced by: KenjiNojima (JP), Brett Olsen (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BadassLongcoat
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Becomes friends with Miwa and Kai after Kai defeats him.
* TheLegionsOfHell: Like Tetsu, he uses Dark Irregulars.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During the Japan Stage of tha Asia Circuit.]] Not that he needed it.

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in Season 2 (''VF Asia Circuit'')

[[folder:Takuto Tatsunagi]]
!!!Gold Paladins (Season 2)/[[spoiler: Link Joker]] (Season 3)

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Chairman of the Tatsunagi Foundation, he and his financial group are the hosts of the VF Asia Circuit. He appears at Card Capital at the beginning of the second season and fights Aichi.

[[spoiler:He possesses a powerful variation of Psyqualia that allows him to rewrite memories and grant Psyqualia to those with potential. With the aid of Ultra Rare, who act as his agents, his mission is to find a suitable human Vanguard who can unite the warring clans of Cray against the dark force known as Void]].

In the ''Link Joker'' arc, [[spoiler:he is possessed by an agent of Void against his will and becomes one of the main antagonists of the season]].

->Voiced by: Creator/AyahiTakagaki (JP), Patricia Bacchus (EN)

!!!Tropes
* BigBad: He's being set up as this for Season 2.
** NonActionBigBad: If the above is true. All he's done is fight Aichi and Kai so they wind up with their current decks and [[spoiler: give Aichi, Ren, and Chris Psyqualia]]. Other than that, he just sits back and watches the teams duke it out.
** [[spoiler: In Episode 98, he reveals that the entire point of the Asia Circuit was to find teams who were capable of leading Cray against the Mysterious Force.]]
** [[spoiler: BigGood: While it remains to see if it holds completely true in Episode 99 its revealed that Leon, not him, is the BigBad with the Void acting as the Bigger Bad.]]
** He's very definitely the BigBad in season 3, due to being [[spoiler: possessed by Link Joker.]] Though just like in season 2, [[spoiler:VOID]] takes up the role of the BiggerBad.
* CreepyChild: In season 3, when [[spoiler:possessed by Link Joker.]]
* CrossDressingVoices
* TheCorrupter: To [[spoiler:Christopher Lo, Aichi and Ren]] in season 2, due to [[spoiler:giving them all access to psyqualia.]] He's also this to [[spoiler:Kai]] in season 3, as he drives him to [[spoiler:accept the power of Link Joker.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Pulls this stunt in the opening episode of the second season on Aichi.
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession: Believed to be the one who possessed Rekka in Season 1's finale.]]
** One interpretation of the Asia-Hen finale is [[spoiler: that Takuto himself was possessed by Ezel, based on how he changed after returning from Cray, without his FacialMarkings.]]
** In season 3 [[spoiler:he's once again on the receiving end of this, as he is forcibly possessed by Link Joker. This turns him into the BigBad for the season.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Decil from ''[[MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]''. They first appear as a DeliberatelyCuteChild, but make the most of that appearance to mess with the 14/15 year old protagonist's head, whilst dropping some unsettling lines, and guide him along the path where they wait, while dragging innocents into their conflict. Both [[ImprobableAge young]], both with gold eyes and both with [[HeyItsThatVoice the same voice.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch]]: Happens in season 3, after being [[spoiler:possessed by Link Joker.]]
* FacialMarkings: The green line on his forehead, it appears on Beaumains in the first episode and Ezel in the opening, leading to quite a few EpilepticTrees that he's actually from Cray/is Ezel.
** [[spoiler: Confirmed to have disappeared in the 2nd season finale.]]
** [[spoiler: He gets a red diamond in its place under Link Joker.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Oh so very much.
* ImprobableAge: Runs the Tatsunagi Financial Group.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Is very, very skilled at doing this after being possessed by Link Joker in season 3, as Kai found out the hard way.]]
* PsychicPowers: [[spoiler: During his fight with Aichi, he drags Aichi into a vision of the Royal/Shadow Paladins and Kagero sealing. After he's disappeared, he's either rewritten everyone's memories, with the exception of Aichi (but at least Kai's), or sent the two of them to an AlternateUniverse.]]
** During the Circuit, he [[spoiler: shows off his ability to give Psyqualia to others.]]
* ManInWhite
* StealthHiBye: [[spoiler: More like Teleport Hi Bye regarding his fights with Aichi and Kai.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Has an extremely pretty pair of golden peepers, and has PsychicPowers which allow him to [[spoiler:possess people, grant psyqualia, rewrite memories and drag people to different worlds.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His speech to Aichi in Episode 1 of Season 2 indicates that he is doing what is necessary to save [[spoiler: Cray]] from [[spoiler: the mysterious force]].
** [[spoiler: Not just Cray, he wants to SaveBothWorlds.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Initially seems to be this in season 2, but eventually he's revealed to be [[spoiler: the BigGood who is trying to SaveBothWorlds.]]
** Season 3 [[spoiler:plays this straight, as he becomes the BigBad after being possessed by Link Joker.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team S.I.T Genius]]

!!Christopher Lo
!!!Great Nature

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The leader of S.I.T. Genius, and the number one student at the Singapore Institute of Technical Studies (S.I.T.) His deck's specific theme is using School Hunter Leo-pald to revive the units he sacrifices via ExplosiveOverclocking.

->Voiced by: SayuriYahagi (JP), Sam Krochmal (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce
** BrokenAce: He has shades; as the top player at the university, he feels that everyone expects him to stay number one and is always working towards that, but it's clear he's felt the pressure.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Psyqualia.]]
** [[spoiler: As of Episode 99, Void seems to have stepped in to corrupt him further.]]
*** [[spoiler: Now he gets reversed by Kenji in episode 135. He gets better once he loses off screen.]]
* [[spoiler: DrunkOnTheDarkSide: When under the influence of Psyqualia and Void.]]
* [[spoiler: LonelyAtTheTop: Describes this in Episode 99, saying that everyone expected him to remain number one and that he couldn't have friends because of that. That said, he was DrunkOnTheDarkSide at the time.]]
** [[spoiler: It is the TruthInTelevision. When you are the best in an institution, people around you expect you to do better, especially prominent in certain Asian countries where pressures from parents and peers can go out of control. Though there is nobody to stop you from making friends with others, but the time and effort you pour in to remain at the top may cause one to sacrifice their time for socializing, thus ended up lonely. Chris' reaction is just like one who has snapped from the enormous pressure.]]
* NiceGuy: He's quite polite and reasonable to the main characters, even admonishing his teammates for being rude to them. [[spoiler: Seems to be a prerequisite for Psyqualia...]]
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: In his fight with Aichi, Takuto gives him Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: PsychoticSmirk: When under the influence of Psyqualia.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Fan subs of his name range from "Chris Falo" to "Christopher Flow".
* TokenGoodTeammate
* [[spoiler: TookALevelInJerkass: Thanks to Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: UsedToBeASweetKid: Par for course with Psyqualia.]]

!!Lee Shenlon
!!!Great Nature

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S.I.T. Genius' second in command player. He fights to try and surpass Chris, because he hates being the second best player on the team. He runs a Great Nature deck with a specific focus on using Armed Instructor, Bison's Limit Break.

->Voiced by: Creator/AsamiShimoda (JP), Benjamin Arthurs (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BrattyHalfPint
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed. He gets better]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Shows qualities of this from time to time.
* TheResenter: Towards Chris, since he hates being second best.
* SeriousBusiness: Believes that he can't be second best to ANYONE in anything.
* ShoutOut: His name is a shout out to the Prime Minster of Singapore.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: How he feels towards Chris.
* {{Tsundere}}: Possibly. He shows brief flashes of liking his team in spite of himself, and he [[spoiler: gets angry at Chris when he's a {{Jerkass}} to Pajeel after he loses to Kamui]].

!!Pajeel Ali
!!!Great Nature

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The third player of S.I.T. Genius, an overconfident kid who wants to win Cardfights because he believes [[SeriousBusiness girls like guys who win at Vanguard.]] He runs a Great Nature deck based around using the Locks Ride Chain and the Hamsuke Units to recover lost advantage from the forced retiring imposed by Great Nature's plus Power skills.

->Voiced by: Keiko Nemoto (JP), Sam Duke (EN)

!!!Tropes:

* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed. He gets better.]]
* TheCasanova: Well, he ''seems'' to be successful if his ImagineSpot is to be believed...
** KidAnova
* ExplosiveOverclocking: His deck's theme is actually benefiting from this by a combination of the Hamsuke Units (who can Counterblast on Retire to search a copy of themselves from the deck) and the Locks Ride Chain (the Grade 1 and 2 have skills where when you Ride the next stage of the chain onto them, you select up to two of your Great Nature Rearguards and if any of those Rearguards are retired in that turn's End Phase, you draw a card for each).
* ImagineSpot: One that ''blinds Kamui''.
* SeriousBusiness: 'Girls like guys who win at Cardfights' sums it up.
** As does the whole 'I'll take away your goddess when I win' thing. [[SarcasmMode Vanguard fights, anteing people since 2012.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not helped by the fact his name's ''Arabic''.
* [[spoiler:TokenGoodTeammate: After Chris gets Psyqualia.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team Dreadnought]]

!!Leon Souryuu
!!!Aqua Force

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--> The wind stopped. In other words... this is the Final Turn!

A powerful Cardfighter who uses an "Aqua Force" deck, a legendary clan that was said to have conquered Cray before mysteriously disappearing. Leon is stoic and determined, and uses "the wind" ([[spoiler:actually the power of Psyqualia]]) to sense the flow of a battle.

He is TheChosenOne of the Souryu clan, a family that once ruled the seven seas. As their fortunes were tied to that of the Aqua Force clan on the planet Cray, the Souryu clan went into decline after Aqua Force was sealed away by [[spoiler:the dark force known as Void]]. Leon's goal is to revive the Aqua Force clan, thus bringing his own family back into prosperity.

[[spoiler:To accomplish this, Leon made a deal with Void to sacrifice the Royal Paladin, Shadow Paladin and Kagero clans in exchange for the revival of Aqua Force. Leon then infiltrates the VF Circuit in order to sabotage Takuto Tatsunagi's plans of finding a new leader for Cray that could defeat Void. Having infused his body with the power of Void, Leon's abilities are enhanced to a terrible degree, and he has become the BigBad of Season 2]].

->Voiced by: Daichi Kanbara (JP)

!!!Tropes
* TheAce
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: In Episode 125, he relates an abridged version of his backstory to the Paranormal Society this way, comparing himself [[spoiler: corrupted by Void]] to their current delusion.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Koutei in episode 138.
* BadassBoast: In Episode 90:
--> '''Leon''': Are you prepared? Are you prepared to bring forth a wind powerful enough to change the world itself? I can do that. No. I ''must'' do it!
** And another in Episode 91:
--> '''Leon''': Faced with a raging wind, limits have no meaning!
** We can pretty much conclude he's a master of these:
--> '''Leon''': If I could attain that power, I vowed to defeat my opponent, even if they happened to be a god! And you people are no exceptions!
--> '''Leon''': There are two choices before you. The first is to throw down your hand and lose. [[MortonsFork The other is to keep your hand and lose]].
* BadassLongcoat
* BattleAura: A strange blue-purple one. [[spoiler: Possibly related to his 'new power'.]]
** [[spoiler: Later upgrades to a very dark purple to show his corruption by Void.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad: Seems to be Season 2's.]]
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Or at least, blonde guys are jerks.
** [[spoiler: As of Episode 99, he's decidedly evil.]]
* CatchPhrase: 'The wind'.
* [[spoiler: ChewingTheScenery: In his match with Aichi, by the time he gets around to Crossriding Maelstrom, he's trying it out quite a bit.]]
* TheChosenOne: Believes he is, at any rate.
** [[spoiler: In Episode 98 he even essentially says that he is the one chosen to lead Cray to salvation from the Mysterious Force.]]
* TheComicallySerious: In more comical moments, his [[TheStoic stoic-ness]] becomes this.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Void.]]
* [[spoiler: DealWithTheDevil: He made a deal with Void.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh]]
* {{Expy}}: Fans were pointing out the similarities between Leon and [[YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlus]] well before he actually made his debut.
* IAmTheNoun
--> '''Leon''': In fact, we ''are'' justice!
* {{Invocation}}:
--> '''Leon''': We who carry out justice have no limits! Naval Gazer, LimitBreak!
--> '''Leon''': Behold! Wash away all vice in the flow of a furious flood. Its name is righteousness! I Ride Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom!
--> '''Leon''': [[spoiler: Dragon spun into existence from the warp of the wind and the weft of the sea, live up to the legend in your ideal form! I Crossride Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom!]]
* LargeHam: Especially when delivering speeches about "[[PsychicPower Wind]]", "[[MakingASplash Aqua]] [[KnightTemplar Force]]" and their "[[MightMakesRight ABSOLUTE JUSTICE!!!]]"
* LetMeTellYouAStory: Specifically, his backstory, to the Paranormal Club in Episode 125.
* MakingASplash: Aqua Force.
* ManInWhite
* MeaningfulName: His surname is a nickname for [[TheFourGods Seiryuu, the Dragon of the East.]]
* MightMakesRight: Believes this about himself and Aqua Force:
--> '''Leon''': Ever victorious and thus righteous!
* [[spoiler: MoreHeroThanThou: Tells the assembled members of Teams Q4, New AL4 and SIT Genius to go back home when Takuto invites them to come and save Cray for this reason.]]
--> '''Leon''': [[spoiler: It's simple. You people aren't the leaders that Cray needs. That person is me alone, Leon Souryu!]]
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: The wind is Psyqualia. And then he gets even stronger ones via Void.]]
* PurpleEyes
* TheRival: He's been billed as one for Team Q4.
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: He becomes NotSoStoic once he joins sides with Void, but judging by some of his interactions with Kai and Aichi, he's destablizing in this manner, especially when Kai hits a raw nerve and figures out Leon's afraid of being alone.]]
* TheStoic: Throughout his fight with Daigo, he remains cold and collected throughout.
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: He's just trying to stop his family dying out. It just took a DealWithTheDevil to get the ball rolling.]]
* [[spoiler: WillingChanneler: He's allowing Void's power to enter his body and Takuto's words suggest that it's Void actually working to possess him.]]

!!Sharlene Chen
!!!Aqua Force

A member of Team Dreadnought, along with Leon and her twin sister Jillian. Having grown up with Leon, they show immense respect for him as the heir to the Souryu Clan. She is the more quiet and airheaded of the two, but is prone to outbursts when angered.

->Voiced by: SaoriGoto (JP)

!!!Tropes
* {{Adorkable}}: Constantly, except when she gets mad.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite her adorable and silly personality, she's still an incredibly skilled fighter [[spoiler: plus, like her sister, she's more than capable of putting down a man taller and older than her with ease.]]
* [[spoiler: CuteBruiser / LittleMissBadass]]
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: She wears the hair to the side of her face on the left.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ShoutOut: Her name is a name play of the former popular Hong Kong C-Pop starlet Charlene Choi from the group "Twins".
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* TagTeamTwins: She and Jillian fought all the matches of the Hong Kong stage before the final.
* TaremeEyes
* [[spoiler: UndyingLoyalty: Even when Leon is clearly corrupted by Void, she and Jillian stand by and protect him.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Jillian Chen
!!!Aqua Force

->Voiced by: KanaUeda (JP)

The third member of Team Dreadnought. Compared to Sharlene, she has a sharp tongue and a ruthless temperament, becoming riled whenever someone does not show Leon enough respect.

!!!Tropes
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins
* [[spoiler: CuteBruiser / LittleMissBadass]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: She wears the hair to the side of her face on the right.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ShoutOut: Her name is a name play of the former popular Hong Kong C-pop starlet Gillian Chung from the group "Twins".
* TagTeamTwins: She and Sharlene fought all the matches of the Hong Kong stage before the final.
* TsurimeEyes
* [[spoiler: UndyingLoyalty: To Leon, even when he's working with Void.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Daigo
!!!Royal Paladin

A Legendary Fighter who was introduced in Episode 82, fighting Leon with a Royal Paladin deck. [[spoiler: In the episode, it is revealed that when the Clans were sealed, Daigo was caught in a space time warp, causing him to teleport randomly from place to place, staying in each for only a short time. After losing to Leon, he teleports once again, and it is stated he will likely continue to do so until the Clans are freed.]]

Outside of the anime, Daigo was also a main character in the live-action drama Stand Up! Vanguard. Whether the two are actually the same or not was never explained, since the anime Daigo used a different deck (though not a different Clan). Daigo is of course a real person also, who is associated heavily with Vanguard via advertising.

!!!Tropes:
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* GratuitousEnglish: Endlessly in the anime. One particular sequence has him speaking English until the very last word.
--> '''Daigo''': Hi-Dog Breeder Akane, call! And Counterblast! Come on, Pongal! And Counterblast once more! Soul Saver Dragon... into the tefuda (hand)
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His deck.
* RealPersonCameo
* [[spoiler: TeleportersAndTransporters: A completely non-intentional case in the anime.]]
* [[spoiler: YinYangBomb: In the live-action, he uses Majesty Lord Blaster.]]

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in Season 3 ''(Link Joker)''
[[folder:Miyaji High Cardfight Club]]
The Cardfight Vanguard club formed by Aichi after he transferred to Miyaji High. Their members currently consist of Aichi (President), Naoki Ishida (Vice President), Shingo Komoi, Kourin and Misaki.

!Club-wide tropes:
* FiveManBand: After Ride 113,
** TheLeader: Aichi, the president/captain of the club. Sometimes doubles as TheChick for pulling everyone together.
** TheLancer: Naoki, the vice-president.
** TheSmartGuy: Misaki.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Kourin
** TheChick: Shingo, [[SmallNameBigEgo not that he'd agree with you.]]

!!Naoki Ishida
!!!Narukami
-> Voiced by: Toru Nara

Aichi's classmate in Miyaji High School. He has the look of a aimless {{delinquent}} but is [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife actually looking for something to get invested in]], having been put off by the straight-laced nature of the people around him.

!!!Tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}: Almost anything that involves him and CardfightVanguard.
* TheAtoner: He wants to make up for never stepping in to defend Aichi from the bullying he received when they both attended the same elementary school.
* AttackAttackAttack
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Episode 126]]
* CatchPhrase:
--> '''Naoki''': Strike, my avatar!
* {{Delinquents}}: Not actually one but looks like one.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He is looking for something that "can make his soul burn".
* FaceOfAThug
* [[spoiler:FacialMarkings: As part of being possessed.]]
* HotBlooded
* InsistentTerminology: Calling out "Break Time!" whenever he uses a Break Ride, despite numerous people pointing out that the phrase means "taking a rest". It's become somewhat of a meme in the fandom.
* {{Invocation}}:
--> '''Naoki''': [[spoiler: That voice echoes in the darkness, whispering for me to beat Aichi Sendou! Observe! The ebony flames that burn in the pitch-black darkness! Crossbreak ride! Eradicator, Vowing Saber Dragon "Reverse"!]]
* ItsAllMyFault: He blames himself for Aichi transferring schools after not stepping in to save him and deems himself as bad as the bullies.
* JapanesePronouns: Usually refers to himself using the coarse and informal "ore" but accidentally uses the boyish "boku" when he first copies Aichi's CatchPhrase.
* [[spoiler: MindControlEyes: Episode 126, due to his possession.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Aichi's blue.
* ShockAndAwe: His Narukami deck.
* {{Tsundere}}

!!Shingo Komoi
!!!Various
->Voiced by: HiroyukiYoshino

One of Aichi's classmates in Miyaji High. He is a huge fan of Vanguard, but was unable to play it often due to Miyaji High's straight-laced nature. He idolises Aichi and joins the club in order to get closer to him. Instead of specialising in one clan like most Cardfighters, Shingo has several decks and constantly rotates between them.

!!!Tropes:
* AdjustingYourGlasses: Did it by the corner in the opening.
* {{Expy}}: Looks very similar to [[Anime/YuGiOh Insector Haga/Weevil Underwood]], down to the hair style and glasses.
* {{Fanboy}}: For Aichi and later, Rekka as well.
* MesACrowd: The ace card in his Murakumo deck, Magatsu Storm, can summon additional copies of itself from the Deck for multiple attacks.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SmallNameBigEgo: For someone who professes to be a skilled player of Vanguard, his win-loss ratio is ''pathetic''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Accused of being this for Kourin by Naoki, [[spoiler:even though he was watching Aichi.]]
* TechnicianVsPerformer: The Technician to Naoki's Performer.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: A recurring thing with him. First he underestimates Miwa (because he had never seen Miwa's name in any Vanguard magazines) and then Emi (because she's younger than him and prioritises "cuteness" in her cards).

!!Kourongi Nakamurabashi
The faculty advisor of the Miyaji High Cardfight Club. He knows nothing about ''Vanguard'' and has no real interest in it, but takes his responsibilities with good humour and grace. [[{{Expy}} He is definitely not Takaaki Kidani, the CEO of Bushiroad]].

!!!Tropes:
* {{Expy}}: Looks like Takaaki Kidani, the CEO of Bushiroad. Here's a comparison [[http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff503/karthus/kidani_zps855ff4bc.png picture.]]
* JapanesePoliteness: His manner of speaking is incredibly polite.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miyaji High Student Council]]
The AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil of Miyaji High School. Seeing the Cardfight Club as a disruption to the order of the school, they act as the main antagonistic force in ''Link Joker'''s first arc.

!!Tatewaki Naito
-> Voiced by: SusumuChiba

The President of the Miyaji High School Student Council. Espousing the idea of the "global standard" and [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]], he looks down upon hobbyist pursuits like the Cardfight Club and takes steps to remove them from the school.

* EvilVirtues: He has a strong sense of honour, so even though he stacks the deck against the Cardfight Club and actively plots to remove them from the school, he ''will'' reward them if they pass his challenges.
* KnightTemplar: A very mild version: he seeks to remove the Cardfight Club because they don't fit his ideal vision for the school.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* PrincelyYoungMan
* TheSocialDarwinist
* YouHaveFailedMe: To the Football Team after they fail to defeat Aichi.

!!Juri Suwabe
-> Voiced by: JunjiMajima

The Vice-President of Miyaji High School Student Council. Although he argues for the global significance of ''Cardfight!! Vanguard'', he is utterly devoted to Naito's ideals and acts as his arm in enforcing his wishes.

* TheEvilGenius: To Naito's BigBad, though his schemes so far have been [[PokeThePoodle tame at best]].
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PokeThePoodle: His schemes so far to disband the Cardfight Club have included, "Beat them in a card game so they'll get upset" and "Spread rumours".
* ScaryShinyGlasses

!!Maki Nagadai
-->Voiced by: Reina Ueda

The tight-lipped secretary of the Student Council. Unknown to the other two members, she has ties to the evil force behind "Link Joker" and is under orders to observe the Cardfight Club.

* EnigmaticMinion
* EvilRedhead
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ScaryShinyGlasses

[[/folder]]

!!''Stand Up! Vanguard'' Characters
[[folder:Main Characters]]
!!Hiroki Miura
!!!Kagero

The secondary protagonist of the drama, Hiroki is a withdrawn young man with a passion for Vanguard, who is bullied due to his cowardice. His father is often absent from home due to his work, and Hiroki believes that the man prefers his work to his family. However, with Daigo's assistance, Hiroki comes to challenge those who bully him, and openly fight them at Vanguard. [[spoiler: At the end of the drama, despite losing to Teru's Phantom Blaster Overlord at the tournament, he was able to make friends with the other boy. He confronts Daigo as the latter prepares to leave, reminding him that they have not had a final fight.]]

!!!Tropes:
* KillItWithFire: His deck.

!!Teru Nanbara
!!!Shadow Paladin
--> Hiroki... with all my power, here I come!

A competitive fighter who looks down on the weak, Teru bullies Hiroki due to this. He is taught by Eiji, who instilled the value of the strong over the weak into him, leading him to seek victory at all costs. Using a powerful Shadow Paladin deck, Teru is a major opponent for Hiroki to beat, effortlessly defeating the other boy in their first fight. [[spoiler: At the championships, the two fight once more after Daigo manages to defeat Eiji through sheer luck. Despite Hiroki almost winning with Dragonic Overlord The End, Teru survives due to a Heal Trigger, and ends the game on the next turn with his Phantom Blaster Overlord's devastating Persona Blast. However, he comes to respect Hiroki's strength, and makes friends with him.]]

!!!Tropes:
* DarkIsEvil: His Shadow Paladin deck.
** [[spoiler: DarkIsNotEvil: Until the end of the championship, where he turns out to not be so bad after all.]]

[[/folder]]

!Planet Cray
The characters appearing in the card game "Cardfight!! Vanguard", which is set on an "Earth-like planet" known as Cray. [[spoiler:Cray is revealed to be a real place during the finale of Season 1, with Psyqualia being an ability that allows one to synchronise with the armies across its surface]].

The anime and the flavour text of the cards depict an ongoing storyline unfolding on the surface of the Planet Cray:

* Booster Sets 1-5 introduces the various Clans, and centres upon a civil war unfolding between the Royal Paladins and the dissenting Shadow Paladins as they struggle for control over a unified Cray army.
* Booster Sets 6-9 continue the storyline as the Royal Paladins, Shadow Paladins and Kagero Clans are sealed away by a mysterious dark force, scattering the unified army and prompting new Clans to emerge and fill the power vacuum. The most prominant of these new Clans are the Gold Paladins, a youthful new band of heroes who must find and retrieve the Seven Sacred Beast Armours in order to break the seal and rescue their comrades.
* Booster Sets 10-Present concern the invasion of an extraterrestrial army known as "Link Joker", who seek to conquer the Planet Cray. This forces the various clans of Cray to band together to fight this new threat, and even unseal previously forbidden powers.

!!United Sanctuary
[[folder:Royal Paladins]]
A [[WhiteKnight chivalrous order of knights]] who act as the primary standing army of United Sanctuary. They are personally led by the ruler of United Sanctuary, the "King of Knights" Alfred.

As a clan, the Royal Paladins focus on using their [[EpicHail search and call skills]] to fill the Rearguard as quickly as possible, [[ThePowerOfFriendship gaining power from the number of Royal Paladins in play]] and using skills to support each other.

!Clan-wide Tropes:
* BigGood
* HeroesPreferSwords: Most of the Royal Paladins prefer to use a sword in combat, ranging from traditional longswords and rapiers to [[LaserBlade beam sabers]] and {{BFS}}. Even some of the [[ImprobableWeaponUser Hi-Dogs]] like to use swords and daggers in combat!
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind / TheMenFirst: '''Followed to the letter.''' The Royal Paladins try their best to keep friendly casualties as low as possible and make sure that no one is left behind. As was the case with [[TheNeidermeyer Maiden of Darkness, Marha]], anyone in the Royal Paladins who tries to pull a WeHaveReserves is immediately dealt with appropriately.
* ShoutOut: The Royal Paladins definitely have big shoes to fill as they are basically a modern reincarnation of some of the most [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff universally beloved]] and BadAss [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits bunch of heroes]] ever known: [[KingArthur King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Their primary tactic is to swarm the field and fight together as one cohesive alliance, supporting each other to soundly obtain victory.
* ThemeNaming: After characters in the Arthurian Legend.
* TrueCompanions: The Royal Paladins would ''never'' think of abandoning or sacrificing their friends and allies.
* WhiteKnight: The Royal Paladins are composed entirely of various beings who adhere to the codes of chivalry and honor.

!King of Knights, Alfred / [[GloryDays Alfred Early]] / Liberator of the Round Table, Alfred
->I command you under the name of the King of Knights! Heed my call, my warriors!
->To preserve the smiles of his people, the young King leads knights to battle.
->Stand up again! Golden Absolution!

!!Tropes:
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Father To His Kingdom]]: He always cares about the welfare and happiness of everyone in the United Sanctuary, [[AFatherToHisMen including his Royal Paladin subordinates]].
** The relationship is mutual, with the populace loving their king and the Royal Paladins always ready to answer their beloved king's calls.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Can be quite fearsome when he is together with his [[TrueCompanions nakama]].
* BadassCape
* {{BFS}}: Appropriately called the [[NamedWeapons Great Sword]].
* BigGood
* CoolHorse: A big, ''flaming'' stallion.
* EpicHail: He can call upon his knights to come forth if they are needed.
* GloryDays: A positive take on the trope, many remember Alfred's younger days very fondly much like a folk tale.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Friends and allies rejoice and foes cower in fear whenever they hear the King of Knights has arrived.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He is presumably the King of United Sanctuary, judging from his title of ''King'' of Knights.
* ShoutOut: To KingArthur and AlfredTheGreat.
* TheAce: Was known as the strongest swordsman of the Royal Paladins until he became king, passing on his title of strongest swordsman to Blaster Blade.
* TheCaptain: He is the beloved leader of the Royal Paladins.
* TheGoodKing: He is the living embodiment of the trope.
* TheIdealist: His idealism sometimes leads to disagreements with others, such as with the case of [[TheCynic Dark Sage, Karron]] which [[FaceHeelTurn did not end well]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: With his friends and allies by his side, the King of Knights will not fail.
* [[TheWisePrince The Wise King]]: From ''Alfred Early'''s flavor text, it can be reasonably assumed that this is his character.
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]: [[CoolHorse Magnificent, flaming steed]] in one hand, [[{{BFS}} Great Sword]] in the other, he is ready to fight and lead his [[TrueCompanions retinue of knights]] [[TheWisePrince for the sake of his people]].
* WhiteKnight

!Blaster Blade/Majesty Lord Blaster/[[AwesomeButTemporary Exculpate The Blaster]]/[[BackFromTheDead Blaster Blade Spirit]]/[[IHaveManyNames Blaster Blade Burst]]/Blaster Blade Liberator
-> Courage is the sword of light. Shine forth, Blaster Blade!
-> Light and shadow, grant me power! Now is the time to turn despair into hope!
-> That light will change the world...
-> Reach out... my sword! To the leaders of the new generation!
-> The light of courage illuminates the future. Shine forth, Blaster Blade!

!!Tropes:
* AwesomeButTemporary: Exculpate The Blaster returns back into Blaster Blade after he attacks.
* BackFromTheDead: While technically he's not dead (Only sealed away), but he will be back in spirit/astral/ghost form in the latest booster. Though he now has [[GlassCannon paper thin armor]] and can be retired even by the weakest attack.
* BadassCape: [[http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2012/52/1356615568-20121227221630869.jpg And what a Badass Cape it is]]
* {{BFS}}: His sword, the Blaster Blade. Is only overshadowed by Alfred's [[UpToEleven even bigger]] {{BFS}}.
* CoolSword: His sword, the Blaster Blade, is a sword that [[GaoGaiGar turns courage into raw power]], and he is [[LoyalPhlebotinum the only one]] out of everyone in the Royal Paladins that can properly use it.
** Taken UpToEleven when he becomes Majesty Lord Blaster and combines the Blaster Blade and Blaster Dark. The resulting sword can ScrewDestiny.
* DarkIsNotEvil: As Majesty Lord Blaster, his armor is black, but if anything he's more heroic than ever.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: ''Weaponized'' by Exculpate:
--> His light is so overwhelming that the shadow warriors who used to serve their country entrust their sword and light to the warrior of light.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Majesty Lord Blaster's sword.
* LightIsGood: Incredibly so.
* LoyalPhlebotinum: His sword, the Blaster Blade, is this.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Exculpate The Blaster attacks your opponent's [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ENTIRE FIELD!]]
* RedBaron / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is actually a nickname derived from his CoolSword of the same name. As for his real name, it's either not revealed to us or nobody knows it.
* ShoutOut: An object that turns courage into raw power? [[GaoGaiGar That's strikingly similar to a certain green stone... He then evolves fueled by infinite courage... Sounds similar to a certain cyborg.]]
** [[AwesomeButTemporary Exculpate the Blaster]] returns back to Blaster Blade at the end of the turn, sounds similar to this [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Majestic_Star_Dragon card]].
** Blade seems to represent KingArthur as the messianic hero, as evidenced by his sword's LoyalPhilebotinum nature being similar to only Arthur being able to draw the sword from the stone. Similarly, Exculpate's name seems to be a twisted reference to Excalibur.
* SuperMode: Majesty Lord Blaster, and Exculpate the Blaster.
* TeamPet: Wingal is his trusted partner in combat.
* TheAce: Is known to be the strongest swordsman in the Royal Paladins.
* TheCaptain: Leads his own unit of knights within the Royal Paladins.
* TheLancer: Might be this to Alfred, judging from ''Alfred Early'''s card art.
** [[AllThereInTheManual Confirmed in his backstory]] as a close friend of and confidant to Alfred.
* TheMentor: Is an unofficial mentor to Little Sage, Marron, who follows his unit of knights.
* TheMessiah: Especially once he becomes Majesty Lord Blaster.
* ScrewDestiny: Majesty Lord Blaster's sword can 'put an end to the sorrowful cycle of fate and karma'.
* TronLines
* WhiteKnight: Played as straight as it can be.
* YinYangBomb: As Majesty Lord Blaster he wields both the Blaster Blade and the Blaster Dark, combined into one sword.
** As summed up by Majesty's SP lore:
--> Light is shining shadow. Shadow is silent light. We are one!

!Solitary Knight, Gancelot/Solitary Liberator, Gancelot
->White wings filled with pride. The solitary knight is the one who inherits courage.
-> That courage shall be [[PassingTheTorch passed on to the new generation.]]

!!Tropes:
* CoolHorse: Rides a white pegasus.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBastard: He was born out of wedlock between an elven noble and a human knight.]]
* IneffectualLoner: His title. Otherwise subverted as he values his companionship with [[HoYay Blaster Blade]] and always answers Alfred's calls.
** [[HarsherInHindsight And then we learn the real reason]] he has the title of ''Solitary Knight'' was [[spoiler: due to him being a HeroicBastard and having to fend for himself both in and out of the battlefield]]. Thankfully, [[TrueCompanions he now has friends]].
* LimitBreak
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Sir Lancelot of the Knights of the Round Table]] for his namesake and [[spoiler: [[KingArthur Sir Mordred of the Knights of the Round Table]] for his illegitimate birth.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his title is [[WordOfGod officially translated]] as ''Solitary Knight'', it's arguable that ''Knight of Solitude'' would be more accurate and also uniform with the titles of other fellow knights in the Royal Paladins.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Solitary Liberator's Break Ride allows you to empower three of your rearguards by 5000 power and your vanguard by 10000 power.
* TronLines
* WhiteKnight

!Knight of Silence, Gallatin/Liberator of Silence, Gallatin
->Silence, tells of everything. My sword, thou dedicate.
->The King of Knights worked with his Elite troops to help the young people who are confused in their new positions and responsibilities.

!!Tropes:
* CursedWithAwesome: The reason he wears a blindfold is because he has the ability to see the souls of others. Unfortunately, the souls are so bright that they would instantly blind him without his blindfold.
* LightningBruiser: He can run very quickly and dish out equal levels of superb swordsmanship.
* SeparatedAtBirth: There are rumors that Gallatin may have a long lost twin brother residing somewhere in the Dragon Empire.
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Sir Gawain of the Knights of the Round Table]] by way of Sir Gawain's [[NamedWeapons sword]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name was translated with varied spelling owing to his [[KingArthur Arthurian]] namesake before the release of [[WordOfGod official English cards]].
* TheStoic: His title.
* WhiteKnight

!Knight of Truth, Gordon
->Unshakable, that is the truth.

!!Tropes:
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His nonchalant, seemingly bored attitude in combat combined with [[ImplausibleFencingPowers great fencing skills]].
* [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs Every Man Is Cuter with Hair Decs]]: Wears a yellow ribbon on his pony tail.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Wields a rapier.
* NoSell: His armor is known to be impossible to damage.
* SwordLines: His ImplausibleFencingPowers result in a ''lot'' of these.
* TrueCompanions: Upholds protecting his friends and allies above all else.
* WhiteKnight

!!Little Sage, Marron/Little Liberator, Marron
->My dream is to experience all the mysteries of the world.
->If you're talking about strategy, there are a lot. What if you try to use all of them?

!!!Tropes:
* AmbiguousGender: Assumed male for the purposes of this list, but honestly it's [[ViewerGenderConfusion anyone's guess]].
** WordOfGod says that he is indeed male.
* [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack of the 50-Foot Giant]]: Subverted. While he is supposedly a ''Giant'', he is always presented as human-sized. Might overlap with MeaningfulName.
* CuteBruiser: Packs quite a punch when he zaps enemies with magical electricity.
* {{Megane}}: Might overlap with {{Meganekko}} given his quiet demeanor.
* NiceHat
* TagAlongKid: Is this to Blaster Blade.
* TheMentor: Views Blaster Blade as this.
* TheSmartGuy: Serves as the Royal Paladins' tactician. Otherwise, he's always off [[TagAlongKid tagging along]] with Blaster Blade's unit of knights to learn something new.
* WhiteKnight: Not a formal knight, but lack of a knightly title doesn't make any difference to him.

!!Sage of Guidance, Zenon
-> Now, guided by the sage's wisdom, the hero of light comes forth!

!!!Tropes:
* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: His title is a shout out to {{Merlin}}, KingArthur's mentor and friend.
* TheLancer / TheMentor: Judging from his title, flavor text, and skill, it's possible that he guided Alfred to become king [[{{Merlin}} just like a certain other wizard]].

!!Great Sage, Baron
-> I'm just an old fart. [[DrunkenMaster My powers grow the more I get drunk]], though.

!!!Tropes:
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's just an old fart, or so he says. Once he has a few swigs of booze though...
* DrunkenMaster: Is this in spades.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is one of the oldest living Giants on the planet Cray.
* TheObiWan: Is TheMentor to everyone in the Royal Paladins, teaching them of all the things he learned [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld throughout the years]].

!!Flash Shield, Iseult[=/=]Flashing Jewel Knight, Iseult
-> Chivalry will never be swayed as long as the Flash Shield is present.
-> No! I will not let you go any further!

!!!Tropes:
* CursedWithAwesome: Legend has it that the Flash Shield is cursed.
* DeflectorShields: Her Flash Shield creates a magical barrier in the form of [[InstantRunes magic circles]].
* InstantRunes: The way her Flash Shield works.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Her skill completely blocks an attack on a Royal Paladin.
* NoSell: Nothing, ''absolutely nothing'' will get past her or her Flash Shield.
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Iseult of Ireland]].
* WhiteKnight: Like Marron, the only thing she lacks is a knightly title.

!!Stardust Trumpeter[=/=]Star Call Trumpeter
-> Sound the trumpets! Now the battle begins!
-> Soaring high on white wings, bringing along courage.

!!!Tropes:
* AmbiguousGender[=/=]UnsettlingGenderReveal: Both tropes averted. WordOfGod says she's an angelic girl.
** She might [[HilariousInHindsight help explain]] why ''everyone'' in the Royal Paladins [[UnsettlingGenderReveal thought Darkside Trumpeter was a girl]] and assigned him to the same division as her, though...
* EpicHail: She can superior call any Grade 2 or lower units with "Blaster" in their name. Ranges from [[TheAce Blaster Blade]] to [[EvilCounterpart Blaster Dark]], and even [[TheCameo Blaster Keroro]].
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Hair buns!
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Cue timeskip and we see Stardust Trumpeter has grown up to become the Starcall Trumpeter.
* ThePowerOfRock: Her Magic Trumpet gives her friends and allies the courage and strength to fight on.

!!Barcgal[=/=]Barcgal Liberator
-> When his roar sounds across the battlefield, the heroes will come running.
-> To fight alongside the legendary swordsman. That is the wish of all the knights.

!!!Tropes:
* EpicHail: As a Royal Paladin he can call forth either Flowgal or the Knight of the Future, Llew to come to his aid. As a Gold Paladin he can call a random Liberator unit.
* TheAce: He was the ace of the Royal Paladin High Dogs Unit. As a Gold Paladin he remains a veteran ace.
* WeCanRebuildHim: His flavor text depicts this.

!!Wingal[=/=]Wingal Brave[=/=]Wingal Liberator
-> I know it, you're more courageous than anyone else!
-> Courage is always within you.

!!!Tropes:
* DareToBeBadass: His flavor text.
* RecklessSidekick: Subverted. His recklessness ''is'' his positive trait.
* TeamPet: Is always on the frontlines alongside Blaster Blade.

!!Soul Saver Dragon
-> Its Holy Charging Roar stirs the souls of the brave.

!!!Tropes:
* AmbiguousGender: Has led to much ViewerGenderConfusion.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Easily the largest of the Royal Paladins, as shown by the anime.
* BigGood
* FinishingMove: Its ''Holy Charging Roar'' skill lasts for one turn, so is usually employed in this fashion.
* GuardianEntity: It's the guardian dragon of United Sanctuary.
* LightEmUp: Pretty much an embodiment of the trope.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: It looks very angelic, and tends to appear in flashes of shining light.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Probably the most nonstandard dragon in Vanguard so far.
* [[RousingSpeech Rousing Roar]]: ''Holy Charging Roar''. When Soul Saver Dragon appears on the battlefield, it can power up its allies for a turn.
* SealedGoodInACan: Usually reside in a special realm created by the Sage of Time.
* SealedBadassInACan

!!Sanctuary Guard Dragon
--> Begone, evil! I am the sword, the guardian dragon of this sanctuary!

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The 'White Dragon King' who founded the United Sanctuary and fought to protect it.
* {{BFS}}
* CoolSword: So cool that after his death it was handed down as part of his legacy.
* {{Expy}}: He is more or less KingArthur as a dragon.
* HeroicSacrifice: He fought for the United Sanctuary until doing so killed him.
* LightIsGood
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurFounder: He is the founder of the United Sanctuary.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Known as the White Dragon King, and sacrificed himself protecting the United Sanctuary.

!Beast Knight, Garmore/Fang of Light, Garmore/Great Silver Wolf, Garmore/Wolf Fang Liberator, Garmore
-> Guys, [[ThePowerOfFriendship aid me with your fangs]]!
-> The fighting spirit is the fang to pierce the enemy! Glorious Fang!
-> Roar, silver wolf of the Gods! Glorious Break!
-> The Wolf Fang knight is a [[FamedInStory living legend]], and what the young knights aspire to be someday.

!!Tropes:
* AncientArtifact: His Silver Wolf Armor.
* AnimalMotifs: Dogs at first, then wolves in his Gold Paladin form due to his Beast Armor.
* BadassArmy: Was part of one, and then [[AvengersAssemble formed]] ''another one'' [[TheQuest to go save]] [[SealedGoodInACan the first one]].
* BadassCape
* BigBadassWolf: What his armor represents.
* TheBigGuy: His skill when he was a Royal Paladin fit with Royal Paladin's consistency, and his calling skill when he started as a Gold Paladin is the most consistent one available. Even as a Liberator, his random calling skill can turn into something useful by filling the field.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlingOfWar: His Grade 3 forms all wear shiny gold armor.
* TheChosenOne: Of the Silver Wolf Armor.
* EpicHail: All of his forms have the ability to call out his comrades, but especially Wolf Fang Liberator, whose LimitBreak can cause your field to go from empty to full in one move.
* FourStarBadass
* KnightInShiningArmor
* LimitBreak: Great Silver Wolf and Wolf Fang Liberator.
* TheMentor: Great Silver Wolf, Garmore was this to the newly-founded Gold Paladins.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Fang of Light gets +1000 Power for each Snogal and Brugal on your field.
* WolverineClaws: Attached to his gauntlets.


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shadow Paladins]]
--> ''Give your lives to the cursed dragon!''

A breakaway faction formed by dissenters to the United Sanctuary.

As a [[EvilCounterpart dark counterpart]] to the Royal Paladins, they use the [[EpicHail same swarming tactics]] but focus on [[WeHaveReserves sacrificing their superior numbers]] to fuel the skills of their primary Vanguards.

Following the defeat of their first leader, [[BigBad Phantom Blaster Overlord]], the Shadow Paladins formed a truce with the Royal Paladins. However, they were temporarily disbanded when their new leader- Blaster Dark- was sealed away by a mysterious force seeking to conquer Cray. After Blaster Dark was released, he reformed the Shadow Paladins as the "Revengers", a covert organisation that [[AntiHero would protect Planet Cray from the shadows by any means necessary]].

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AntiHero: The Revengers are effectively the Franchise/{{Batman}} to the Franchise/{{Superman}} of the Royal and Gold Paladins.
* BadassCape: Every single Revenger has a crimson one. Even the High Dogs and the fotresses.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: The reformed Shadow Paladins were offered to rejoin the Sanctuary's official army but they refused, citing that they do not deserve it and need no honour. But they will atone for their sins by protecting the Sanctuary from the shadows.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Royal Paladins.
** Toned down since Season 1, the Revengers seem to be a more AntiHero group in comparison to the KnightInShiningArmour Royal and Gold Paladins.
* FaceHeelTurn: Most of the Shadow Paladins are defectors and deserters from the Royal Paladins, with reasons ranging from philosophical disagreements to [[GreenEyedMonster plain out jealousy]] and even a case of [[DudeLooksLikeALady mistaken gender]].
* ThemeNaming: After Irish/Welsh/Celtic/Scottish myth and legends.
* WeHaveReserves: Unlike the Royal Paladins, the Shadow Paladins don't view high casualties as a bad thing.
** [[BigBad Phantom Blaster Dragon]] takes this to its ultimate conclusion.

!!Blaster Dark/[[BackFromTheDead Blaster Dark Spirit]]/Blaster Dark Revenger
-> Determination is the sword of darkness. Thunder forth, Blaster Dark!
-> [[DoNotGoGentle I have no intentions of being sealed without a fight]]. That is all.
-> [[ThinkNothingOfIt Glorification only belongs in the light]], shadows will only proceed down their chosen path.

!!!Tropes:
* TheAtoner: Dark Revenger is attempting to make up for all that he did in the past by protecting the United Sanctuary.
* BackFromTheDead: While technically he's not dead (Only sealed away), but he will be back in spirit/astral/ghost form in the latest booster. Though he now has [[GlassCannon paper thin armor]] and can be retired even by the weakest attack.
* BadassCape: As Dark Revenger
* {{BFS}}: The [[NamedWeapons Blaster Dark]].
* BlackKnight
* DarkIsEvil: At first
** DarkIsNotEvil: However, he has since become a hero, fighting alongside his rival to protect the United Sanctuary, and founding the Revengers to combat Link Joker.
* EvilCounterpart: To Blaster Blade.
* FaceHeelTurn
* GreenEyedMonster: His reason for defecting is his raging jealousy of Blaster Blade. Ironically, he actually has green eyes.
* TheRival: To Blaster Blade
* TakeUpMySword: After their final confrontation, he gives his sword to Blaster Blade.
* TronLines: The lines are spiky compared to Blaster Blade's straight lines.

!!Phantom Blaster Dragon/[[SuperMode Phantom Blaster Overlord]]
-> Death and Despair are my blades! Shadow Erosion!
-> Abandon all hope! For I am blacker than darkness and a fate worse than death!

!!!Tropes:
* BadBoss
* BigBad: He's the creator of the Shadow Paladins.
* [[spoiler: BigGood: Implied to be this before he went over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* BladeOnAStick: His weapon is a dual-ended lance.
* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsEvil: In spades.
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Seeing the darkness in the people he wanted to protect drove him completely over the edge.]]
* DualWielding: Phantom Blaster Overlord dual-wields twin lances.
* EvilCounterpart: To Soul Saver Dragon and King of Knights, Alfred.
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: According to Phantom Blaster Overlord's Card of the Day profile, Phantom Blaster was once a guardian dragon who protected United Sanctuary, but was corrupted after witnessing the darkness of many thousands of people and became consumed by despair. He fell into an abyss, and rose in his current form.]]
* ForMassiveDamage: ''Damned Charging Lance'' adds ten-thousand Power and a Critical to Phantom Blaster for the turn. If that hits, it will hurt.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: ''Damned Charging Lance''. Taken UpToEleven with the same skill as used by Phantom Blaster Overlord.
* OmnicidalManiac: After becoming Phantom Blaster Overlord, he wants to kill ''everything''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SuperMode: Phantom Blaster Overlord
* TronLines: Phantom Blaster Dragon has two colors, normally at white blue but when Damned/Corrupted Charging Lance is used, it turns red.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: His way of powering his ultimate attack is [[spoiler: to eat members of the Shadow Paladins that have outlived their usefulness]]. Phantom Blaster Overlord however averts this, he powers ''Damned Charging Lance'' with a higher Counterblast and discarding a copy of himself from your hand.

!!Origin Mage, Ildona
-> Nothing can escape from its "long arms".

!!!Tropes:
* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsEvil
* FallenHero: He was once a noble mage who advised all of the people, before they began to ignore him and wage endless wars against each other.
* MeaningfulName: Ildona seems to be a rendering of Il Dana, a title for Lugh, a major god in CelticMythology.
* TimeAbyss: He is said to be even older than the United Sanctuary
* TheUnreveal: Although the lore makes it clear he and Phantom Blaster were good friends, it isn't clear who fell first and who was corrupted by the other.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Darkside Trumpeter/Revenger, Dark Bond Trumpeter
-> When the trumpet sounded, the fallen warrior rose to his feet.
-> Yes... I called you. Do your best.

A girl who served in the Royal Paladins who envied Stardust Trumpeter. Her lore was originally translated as her being a boy who was mistaken as a girl, but recent re-translation has said this was a mistake.

!!!Tropes:
* AffablyEvil: Considering her reason for her FaceHeelTurn, it's questionable whether she's actually evil in nature.
* EpicHail: Dark Bond Trumpeter can Superior Call a Grade 0 Revenger from the deck.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Has the same style of hair buns as Stardust Trumpeter.
* EvilCounterpart: To Stardust Trumpeter.
* FaceHeelTurn
* GreenEyedMonster: Her envy for Stardust Trumpeter led her to join the Shadow Paladins.

!!Darkness Maiden, Macha
-> We'll show them who's more powerful! All troops, charge!

!!!Tropes:
* EpicHail: When she's called to the field, she can call forth other Shadow Paladins to the field.
* EvilCounterpart: To Hi-Dog Breeder Akane.
** Also possibly an EvilCounterpart to Knight of Truth, Gordon, owing to their identical statistics and completely polar philosophies.
* FaceHeelTurn
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Marha? Maaha? Macha?
** English printing of the card confirms it's Macha.
* TheNeidermeyer: She is [[InformedAbility reputedly]] a skilled, cunning commander with the fatal flaw of having almost no care for her subordinates' lives if it will mean the difference between victory and defeat.
* TronLines
* WeHaveReserves: She was placed under house arrest by the Royal Paladins for exercising this belief in her strategy. She defected to the Shadow Paladins soon after.

!!The Dark Dictator
--> My sword shall guide you into the dark abyss...

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: To quote his lore:
--> His sword fighting surpasses that of any swordsman, and his knowledge is greater than that of any sage.
* BadassCape
* {{BFS}}
* CastingAShadow
* TheCaptain: He is the only person besides Phantom Blaster Dragon who the Shadow Paladins will follow.
* CloningBlues: Implied by his hatred of Alfred, who he was based on.
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilCounterpart: To King of Knights, Alfred.
* GeniusBruiser
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Ironically. He gains Power from the Shadow Paladin Rearguards who fight alongside him, and in turn, he can empower them.
* TheStoic: Usually...
** NotSoStoic: Except when he sees Alfred, who he is determined to kill.
* SuperSoldier: Created expressly to kill Royal Paladins by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* TronLines
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]

!!Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom
-> Now is when we show our resolve! Revengers, follow me!

!!!Tropes:
* BadassCape
* BlackKnight
* TheCaptain: He is the leader of the Revengers.
* EpicHail: His Break Ride skill lets him call out any Grade 2 or lower Shadow Paladin from the deck.
* LimitBreak
* MysteriousPast: And no one knows who he is.
* ThemeNaming: Named after Mordred, tying him into the KingArthur theme of Royal and Gold Paladins.

!!Knight of Nullity, Masquerade/Transient Revenger, Masquerade/Nullity Revenger, Masquerade
-> [[TheFaceless Its mask is blank]]. It slashes the enemy without showing feelings nor will.
-> A shadow knight truly understands the vast uncertainty.
-> The knights take on the duties of shadows with pride.

!!!Tropes:
* TheAtoner: As a Revenger, he fights because he is ashamed he allowed himself to be manipulated.
* BadassCape: As a Revenger, Nullity Revenger has a crimson one.
* {{BFS}}: Knight of Nullity and Nullity Revenger both wield one.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Knight of Nullity was brainwashed and controlled by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* DarkIsEvil: As Knight of Nullity due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy.
** DarkIsNotEvil: Transient Revenger and Nullity Revenger
* TheFaceless: He keeps his face hidden behind his armor out of shame at allowing Phantom Blaster Dragon to control him.
* FallenHero: He was once the 'Knight of Transcience' among the Royal Paladins, until Phantom Blaster Dragon took control of him.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: From Knight of Nullity's lore:
--> resulting in there being rumors that he is a but a puppet controlled by the powers of darkness wielded by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* KnightTemplar: His former identity, the Knight of Transcience, is implied to be one:
--> His true identity is “Knight of Transcience”, a famed warrior who exterminated the evil with his merciless heart and sword.

!!Revenger, Raging Form Dragon
-> Those living in the shadows shall take you down with all our might!

!!!Tropes:
* BadassCape
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Was saved by Soul Saver Dragon from the corruption and offered to rejoin the Royal Paladins but it refused, saying that he is too tainted.
* TheCorruption: He was corrupted into an Abyss Dragon by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* {{Expy}}: Of Phantom Blaster Dragon. His skill combines the sacrifice element of Blaster Dragon with the Persona element of Blaster Overlord. And he's an Abyss Dragon serving a prominent role in the Shadow Paladins.
** Fittingly, he's also an {{Expy}} of Spectral Duke, as he also has a LimitBreak which lets him sacrifice three allies to (in a way) stand himself, and is an Abyss Dragon fighting for the side of good.
* UnstoppableRage: Embodies this
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oracle Think Tank]]
A MegaCorp which primarily deals in fortune telling. Their ability to predict the future is so valued that even the king of United Sanctuary seeks their council when making important decisions. A RunningGag is that their weather forecasts are ''never'' accurate.

As a clan, their skills are powerful but highly conditional, and they specialise in manipulating the deck to draw the cards they need.

!!Company-wide Tropes:
* BigGood: The Royal Paladins and the Oracle Think Tank share a close relationship, with the Royal Paladins frequently hiring the Oracle Think Tank's services to predict how their battles will turn out and adjust their strategy accordingly.
** [[TheGoodKing Alfred]] himself frequently hires the Oracle Think Tank to advise him on administering over the United Sanctuary. Considering who Alfred is, it says a lot about the goodness of the Oracle Think Tanks.
* MegaCorp: Played with. The Oracle Think Tank is a mega corporation spanning all of Planet Cray, but they don't have any {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s nor any plans for world domination. Instead, their specialty is in predicting the future, [[AcmeProducts concerning everything from one's love life to tomorrow's weather forecast]].
* RunningGag: Their weather forecasts are ''never'' accurate. If they predict tomorrow will be sunny, it's going to be raining cats and dogs.
* ShoutOut: Numerous references to various religions and fields of science are present in the Oracle Think Tank's members.
* ThemeNaming: After Japanese and Greek gods and deities.

!!CEO Amaterasu/[[SuperMode Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu]]
-> Shape my desire. Project it before me, Yata no Kagami!
-> The sun, strict but loving, lights the way to a shining future.

!!!Tropes:
* BoringButPractical: Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu's LimitBreak allows you to choose one Oracle Think Tank from your deck and add it to your hand. To summarize in one word, players think this LimitBreak is DULL compared to the others. But at least it's practical and allows you to choose which card to be added into your hand, from cards for defense to cards for offense.
* CombatStilettos
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Averted.
* JapaneseMythology: Named after the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu.
* PsychicPowers: Her skills allows you to check the top card of your deck every turn, and then place it either on top or on bottom.
* ThePowerOfTheSun
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Silent Tom
-> Heh, if you wanna catch me, you gotta bring a pretty lady along with ya.

!!!Tropes:
* ChivalrousPervert: Even after death, he still chases after beautiful women.
* FingerGun: His anime incarnation has a literal FingerGun. The TCG/OCG card uses a standard handgun.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Silent Tom Is About to Shoot You]]: The Japanese and English art for the card from the 2nd booster. The Korean version changed it to the anime incarnation of the card.
* UnblockableAttack: His skill prevents the opponent from using Grade 0 Units as Guardians when he attacks.

!!Faithful Angel
-> My lord, ask me if you need anything.

!!!Tropes:
* BattleButler: He's CEO Amaterasu's butler.

!!Battle Sisters
-> An agent force of the Battle Order "Sanctuary Guardians" that was secretly set up by the Oracle Think Tank Corporation in order to capture or kill criminals and unscrupulous companies. The agents are usually dressed up as nuns because ostensibly they are affiliated to the "Church." While the members are all excellent combatants and magic users, there are unexpectedly a lot of members with a quirky personality because they were assigned there due to circumstances that cannot be made public.

!!!Tropes:
* AnAxeToGrind: Maple carries an axe three times her size.
* AxCrazy: A good number of them sound like they belong in a crazy institute...
* {{BFG}}: Chocolat carries a huge minigun. Doesn't mean she can use it properly...
* DestructiveSaviour: Most of the time, especially Macaron and Ginger.
* FriendlySniper: Tiramisu, an expy to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]] until the translator of her lore [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Lores:Battle_Sister,_Tiramis%C3%B9 decided to use his catchphrase to replace hers.]]
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Omelet and Glace.
* GunsAkimbo: Vanilla wields two uzis.
* HammerTime: Assam.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Cookie. Her partner or clean up crew Cream wields a pair of Wakizashi or Ninjato. Monaka wields one as well.
* KickChick: Mocha.
* KnifeNut: Cocoa keeps a stash under her robes.
* [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Luckily My]] [[{{Moe}} Moeness]] [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Will Protect Me]]: Chocolat completely blocks an attack on an Oracle Think Tank unit by shooting her {{BFG}} and then losing her balance trying to handle it.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Fromage. This is the reason why she is elected as the leader.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Chai.
* PileBunker: Macaron wields two of them.
* PsychicPowers: Cocoa has the exact same skill as CEO Amaterasu, only it can be used once.
* [[SadisticTeacher Sadistic Nun]]: Cocoa.
* ShoutOut: The Battle Sisters have clearly Christian influences.
** ToAruMajutsuNoIndex also features religious men and women taking part in combat, similarly to the premise of the Battle Sisters.
* SinisterScythe: Cocotte wields a Scythe Tonfa.
* SlasherSmile: Cocoa.
* ThemeNaming: After food items, especially pastries.
* UnknownRival: Monaka to Cookie. The former wants to challenge the latter to avenge her defeat but Cookie think it's a joke and ignores her.

!!Oracle Guardians
-> A group of statues that come to life, revealing robots underneath.

!!!Tropes:
* BigBadassWolf: Both Red-Eye and Blue-Eye.
* CreepyChild: Gemini is rather...unsettling. But when their face plates open up...
* MoreDakka: Apollon
* NoExportForYou: It's been confirmed by Bushiroad that Oracle Guardian, Hermes will never see a TCG release.
* RocketPunch: Nike
* ShoutOut: Wiseman is obviously The Thinker.

!!Secretary Angel
-> You must go through me for any business with the CEO.

!!!Tropes:
* OfficeLady
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* SexySecretary
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite being invited to work in other companies, she refused them without hesitation, no matter how good the offer is.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gold Paladins]]
A new order of Paladins founded after the dissolution of the Royal Paladin and Shadow Paladin clans during the War of Liberation. Their original purpose was to restore the two Paladin clans to their former glory by [[SealedGoodInACan freeing their leaders from a mysterious seal]].

After they successfully free the sealed leaders, the Gold Paladins are formally recognised by Alfred, who gives them the title of "Liberator" and integrates them into the second standing army of the United Sanctuary. Joined by many heroes from Royal Paladin, the creed of the "Liberators" is to protect the liberty of people across the world and free them from the clutches of evil.

In terms of playstyle, the Gold Paladins continue the swarming and support tactics of their predecessors, but prefer random Superior Calls from the top of the deck and skills that activate when a unit is called from the deck.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AbortedArc: The seven Beast Armors seem to be this, as after we got four of them (Ezel, Garmore, Vortimer, Pellinore), the Blue Falcon, Purple Elephant and seventh armor didn't appear.
* AnimalMotifs: All of them, more or less. This is because most of them wear replicas of the Beast armors that the Gold Paladins have recovered.
* FiveManBand: The revealed Armor Bearers:
** TheHero: Blond Ezel
** TheLancer: Vortimer/Spectral Duke Dragon
** TheSmartGuy: Pellinore
** TheBigGuy: Garmore
* GottaCatchEmAll: The Sacred Beast armors.
* HeelFaceTurn: Quite a few Gold Paladins used to be Shadow Paladins.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: They have been accused of this, largely because they have yet to really differentiate themselves from Royal Paladins in gameplay.
** It turns out that about the only differentiating factor is the topdeck calling aspect.
** The search/call skills of the Royal Paladins tend to be more reliable than the topdeck calling skills of the Gold Paladins. However, the random nature of the topdeck calling also allows for incredible turnarounds if the player draws well. Essentially, the Gold Paladins are riskier to use but with greater rewards.
** Actually, they also have a second differentiatng factor, which is that some Gold Paladins can [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness retire their own rear-guards as an additional cost to activate their skills]], like the Shadow Paladins.
* ThemeNaming: Most of their knights have Arthurian names, like the Royal Paladins.
* TheRemnant: Thematically they're what's left of the two previous Paladin Clans after the 'seal' happened (including Garmore who was originally a Royal Paladin).

!!Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel/[[SuperMode Blazing Lion, Platina Ezel]]
-> [[ThePowerOfFriendship The souls of my comrades give me power.]] I shall [[LimitBreak break the limit!]]
-> Now, the chains of fate are broken! Awaken, sealed warriors!

!!!Tropes:
* AnimeHair: A great big lion-like mane.
* AnimalMotifs: Lions
* BeyondTheImpossible: Invoked. As seen in his quote, above, his Limit Break broke the limit. Platina Ezel is the first to reach Limit Break 5 skill.
* DualWielding
* EpicHail: His skill lets him call a Unit from the top of your Deck.
* Expy: Of King of Knights, Alfred.
* TheHero
* LimitBreak
** Platina's is UpToEleven, seeing as it has the first LimitBreak ''5'' skill, requiring five Damage to activate.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of his skills lets him gain strength from his allies, empowering him by 1000 Power per other Gold Paladin in play.
** And Platinum Ezel can empower every Rearguard by ''5000 Power''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Oh boy this guy got it hard. Zeyer, Eisele, Ezel... it doesn't help that there was a minor FlipFlopOfGod. WordOfGod finally confirmed it as Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel via Card of the Day text.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Often accused of this due to the Beast Armors seeming to become an AbortedArc right around when his Crossride appeared.
* SuperMode: Platina Ezel

!!Knight of Endurance, Lucan
-> The gold paladins relieved people from their despair.

!!!Tropes:
* TheBigGuy: As a Gold Paladin, he's this.
* BloodKnight: During the war, he joined the Shadow Paladins because he loved battle.
* TheBrute: When he was a Shadow Paladin
* HeelFaceTurn: He was a Shadow Paladin during the war, but reformed after hearing Majesty Lord Blaster's speech.

!!Grassland Breeze, Sagramore/Precipice Whirlwind, Sagramore/Battlefield Storm, Sagramore
->A wind blows through the plains. It carries the scent of an unknown land.
->A gentle wind gathers force to become a blade to slash the enemy.
->When the whirling wind becomes a storm, the boy shall become a warrior.

!!!Tropes:
* DualWielding: Battlefield Storm.
* TookALevelInBadass: So much so that he went from Grade 0 to Grade 3. And as a Grade 3, he generated an armor said to be on the level of the Sacred Beast armors.

!!Black Dragon Whelp, Vortimer/Scout of Darkness, Vortimer/Black Dragon Knight, Vortimer/Spectral Duke Dragon
-> Do not take a dragon whelp lightly, because [[{{Foreshadowing}} it will one day take to the skies.]]
-> Many heroes [[AvengersAssemble began to gather around]] the young dragon.
-> Those in the [[DespairEventHorizon depth of despair]] [[HopeSpringsEternal saw within him]] [[{{Reincarnation}} the black dragon's legend]].
-> When a black knight's spear parts the heavens, [[OneWingedAngel the legend shall rise again.]]

!!!Tropes:
* ArtShift: When Spectral Duke's art was revealed, comparisons were made to MagicTheGathering artwork due to the sheer shift in style from usual Vanguard art.
* BlackKnight: As Vortimer
* BladeOnAStick: Black Dragon Knight and Spectral Duke use halberds.
* BlingBlingBang: Though less obvious than Pellinore's, Black Dragon Knight and Spectral Duke have a ''lot'' of gold on their armor.
* CallBack: His skill requirements are the same as Phantom Blaster Dragon's skill requirements. They're also both Abyss Dragons wielding polearm-type weapons.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Very noticeable when you compare Spectral Duke Dragon and the other Extra Booster 3 Gold Paladins to their more mainstream counterparts. Both in art style, and in how Spectral Duke Dragon sacrifices his allies.
* DarkIsNotEvil: His unit setting specifically states so. "The Armour of Black Steed harbours the power of darkness, but this dark is not evil as his will determines the path of this unleashed power should be used."
* DueToTheDead: The difference between the Black Horse Corps and the Shadow Paladins under Phantom Blaster is that the former respect the sacrifices made to achieve victory, and honor the dead.
* {{Expy}}: Of Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Spectral Duke's LimitBreak allows him to attack once more by sacrificing his allies, regardless of whether the previous attack hit or not.
* TheLancer
* LimitBreak
* OneWingedAngel: He is this to Black Dragon Knight Vortimer.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He's implied to be one for either Phantom Blaster or another legendary black dragon.
* ShoutOut: To Vortimer, an ancient king of Britain.
* UnexpectedCharacter: After Spectral Duke Dragon was announced to be a Gold Paladin, just about no-one predicted that he'd carry on [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness the Shadow Paladin use of allies]] over [[ThePowerOfFriendship the Royal Paladin use.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Scout of Darkness, Black Dragon Knight, and Spectral Duke retire their fellow Gold Paladins to power their skills.

!!White Hare in the Moon's Shadow, Pellinore
->With the entrusted feelings in their hearts, the knights set off filled with fighting spirit

!!!Tropes:

* BlingBlingBang
* BlingOfWar: He wears very flashy golden armor.
* DualWielding
* LightIsGood
* LimitBreak
* {{Lunacy}}: Via his name.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: He is able to power up his allies via his skill.
* TheSmartGuy: He's in charge of the Troop that specializes in Recon and Intel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Angel Feather]]
The Angel Feather is a clan of angelic {{Combat Medic}}s.

They manipulate the Damage Zone to their advantage by switching cards between it and the hand or deck. They can also activate skills from the Damage Zone.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Many of their units look like [[HospitalHottie hospital staff]]

!!Mobile Hospital, Feather Palace

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: It’s a general hospital that can transform into a human-shaped robot.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Of all Megablasts revealed so far this unit’s is the most difficult to use, as it needs to be the Vanguard '''and''' needs to hit the opponent’s Vanguard. If you manage to pull it off, though, you can heal 1 damage for each Angel Feather Rearguard you have (so with 5 Rearguards you can heal '''all''' of your damage).

!!Critical Hit Angel

!!!Tropes:
* CuteClumsyGirl: Her card art, her flavor text, and (especially) her card lore all make it clear that she’s this
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: As her name suggests, she’s a Critical Trigger

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Genesis]]
A company founded by the new CEO of Oracle Think Tank, created to help change the fate of the world after she prophesied a doomed future. Their members are inspired by [[GreekMythology Greek]] and [[JapaneseMythology Japanese mythology]].

The clan employs an aggressive card-burn strategy, using skills that Soulcharge multiple cards at once to fuel expensive but powerful Soulblasts.

!!Battle Deity of the Night, Artemis
-> At least, rest in peace. Moonlight Nocturne!

!!!Tropes:
* GreekMythology
* LimitBreak
* {{Lunacy}}
* RedBaron: "Artemis" actually refers to the name of the bow. Every warrior who wields an Artemis-series bow is referred to by that name, and distinguished by the product number (eg: Artemis de Un, Artemis de Deux, etc.)

!!Eternal Goddess, Iwanagahime
-> She's the princess of the rocks. The goddess who brings everlasting peace.

A goddess who rules over the concept of "Firmness", making any surface under her feet a solid foundation. She was once a deity of war who would return from battlefields without any wounds, until the day her face was grazed by a single stone thrown by the enemy. This changed her outlook on life, and now she devotes herself to peace as much as she did to war. At Genesis, she is in charge of creating protective barriers.

!!!Tropes:
* AwesomeButImpractical: Her "Everlasting Vanish" Limit Break retires all Rearguards on the opponent's front row regardless of Grade, but costs a staggering Soulblast 6. Fortunately, Genesis is very good at filling up the Soul.
* BarrierMaiden
* BeamSpam: Her Limit Break, Everlasting Vanish

[[/folder]]

!!Dragon Empire
[[folder:Kagero]]
The Kagero are a group of [[KillItWithFire fire dragons]] that rule the roost in Dragon Empire.

They focus on nullifying the opponent's Rearguard, using skills that force Rearguards to retire or preventing Intercepts. In turn, they gain additional power when an opponent's Rearguard is successfully put into the Drop Zone.

!!Dragonic Overlord/Dragonic Overlord The End
-> Burn, flame of despair! Eternal Flame
-> Put an end to all. Come forth, Eternal Apocalypse!

!!!Tropes:
* {{Badass}}: Dragonic Overlord The End is created by Dragonic Overlord ''burning up his own life-force'' to have the power to [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny face off with Phantom Blaster Overlord and Majesty Lord Blaster.]]
* {{BFS}}
* CastFromHitPoints: His SuperMode is generated by burning up his life-force.
* DualWielding: The End is UpToEleven, it has four arms. It dual-wields a pair of burning swords, and a pair of massive guns!
* FanNickname: Ji Endo for Dragonic Overlord The End, from the Japanese pronunciation of 'The End'.
* FlamingSword: The End wields two.
* HandCannon: The two guns The End uses.
* KillItWithFire: His skill, Eternal Flame, lets him wipe out the entire enemy frontline.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: To the point he burns out his own life just to be strong enough to fight one last battle against his greatest rivals.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Eternal Flame. Just Eternal Flame.
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dragonic Overlord The End]], ups the ante with [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Eternal Apocalypse]]. One of only two cards in the game [[PowerCreepPowerSeep (at the time)]] capable of dealing 6 or more damage by itself.

!!Incarnation of Victory, Aleph
-> Hear the cry of my soul! Eat this, Diablo Buster!

!!!Tropes:
* DemonicPossession
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Can potentially deal 3 damage on its own without the help of Triggers.

!!Blazing Flare Dragon
-> Dragons are immortal and our breath, infinite. The demonic fire, Immortal Flame!

!!!Tropes:
* BFG
* BFS: Wields a sword and a gun!
* DualWielding
* FlamingSword
* SealedBadassInACan: When the three confined dragons come together, the master of the explosive flames will revive.

!!Seal Dragon, Blockade/[[SuperMode Hellfire Seal Dragon, Blockade Inferno]]
-> Vanishing Field! Begone, mere underlings!
-> This cursed magic will now break the seal and destroy the fiery prison!

!!!Tropes:
* PowerLimiter: But it's been broken to fight back against the invading 'Link Joker'.
* TheDreaded: The higher-ups were reluctant to break the seal for a reason.
* SuperMode

!!Dragonic Waterfall
-> Even the largest mountain can be crushed by the thundering waterfall from the skies.

!!!Tropes:
* GuardianEntity: The Guardian Dragon of the [[TheEmpire Dragon Empire.]]
* MakingASplash: And a unique one, in a clan where everyone uses fire as their weapon, it is the only one to attack using water.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tachikaze]]
A clan of [[MilitaryMashupMachine warmachine]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] who [[TheBattlestar double as personnel carriers]].

They tend to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness sacrifice their own units]] as a cost for their attacks, but compensate with skills that [[WeHaveReserves call replacement units]] from the deck.

!!Tyrant Deathrex
-> Tear it apart, Tyranno-Fang!

!!!Tropes:
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* ExtremeOmnivore: The anime showcases his skill of retiring your own units as eating them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: If his attack as Vanguard hits, he retires one of your Rearguards.

!!Military Dragon, Raptor Soldier/Military Dragon, Raptor Sergeant/Military Dragon, Raptor Captain/Military Dragon, Raptor Colonel

!!!Tropes:

!!Destruction Dragon, Dark Rex
-> It's still not enough...... Let me eat you too!

!!!Tropes:
* ExtremeOmnivore: Will eat ''anything''.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Can suddenly appear on the field during his user's battle phase.
* LimitBreak
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Its only purpose is destroying, it has blades all over its body and the fluids of its body are a lethal poison.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Ancient Dragon, Tyrannolegend
-> In the distant past, there was a legendary dragon which devoured everything.

!!!Tropes:
* ExtremeOmnivore: Will eat anything, whether it's organic or inorganic.
* ForMassiveDamage: His {{Limit Break}} gains him an extra 10000 power AND and extra critical, all at the cost of three [[WeHaveReserves expendable]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness rearguards]].
* GatlingGood
* LimitBreak
* StockDinosaurs: A Tyrannosaurus Rex.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nubatama]]
A group of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja beasts and dragons]].

In their original incarnation, they gained additional power when you had more cards in your hand than your opponent, supplementing this tactic with skills that forced your opponent to discard. However, this build was discontinued due to balance concerns and [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute superseded by the Murakumo clan]] until they were reintroduced years later.

Their new speciality is using the Bind Zone to manipulate the opponent's field and hand.

!!Steath Dragon, Voidmaster
-> Turn to stone! Ninjitsu, Evil-Eye Prison!

!!!Tropes:
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* OurDragonsAreDifferent

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Murakumo]]
[[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Another group]] of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja beasts and dragons]], introduced as a sister clan to Nubatama.

They use hit-and-run tactics, calling units from the deck and then returning those units to the deck at the end of the turn.

!!Dueling Dragon, ZANBAKU
-> No one escapes from my sword! Bakugeki Slash!

!!!Tropes:
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* OurDragonsAreDifferent

!!Fantasy Petal Storm, Shirayuki
-> Perish like a dream. Stealth arts, White Out!

!!!Tropes:
* AnIcePerson
* {{Depower}}
* JapaneseMythology: She is a yuki-onna.
* LimitBreak

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Narukami]]
A clan of [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] who rose to the top spot of the Empire after the Kagero were sealed.

After the sealed Kagero clan was freed, the Dragon Empire took steps to ensure the same thing would never happen again and incorporated certain members of the Narukami into a [[SecretPolice new secret fighting force]]: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Eradicators]], whose mission is to literally "eradicate" any and all enemies of the Empire.

Like Gold Paladins, their initial gameplay mechanics were [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute incredibly close to their predecessors]], deploying a high-power offensive game that specialised in targeting Rearguard units. Later, the clan distinguished themselves (to a limited extent) by focusing on abilities that increased their own Critical score.

!!Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion/[[SuperMode Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion "THE BLOOD"]]
-> I will take on all of you at once! Vermillion Thunderbolt!
-> This is the last thunder. Let's go, Vermillion Catastrophe!

!!!Tropes:
* CastFromHitPoints: THE BLOOD is the result of Vermillion drinking the blood of the Dragon Emperor, which gives him great strength at the cost of his life.
* {{Expy}}: A blatant one of Dragonic Overlord.
** Leader of his respective part of the Dragon Empire's military, has a skill to wipe out the opposing front row, base 11000 Power, wings of the respective element, royal title, skills that requires a Counter Blast 3, sacrifices his own life to achieve a SuperMode...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Set 5 the wording for Perfect Guard Units was changed so that they only protected one Unit at a time. Now a set later, Vermillion has the power to attack multiple Units at once...
* LimitBreak: One of the Units with the new mechanic.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: His skill lets him attack the entire opposing frontline ''at once.'' Notable in that he's the first card with such an ability.
* ShockAndAwe

!!Thunder Break Dragon / Eradicator, Vowing Sword Dragon/[[spoiler: Eradicator, Vowing Saber Dragon Я]]
-> Break the dark clouds! Barbaric Thunder Break!
-> Go forth, lightning of destruction! Lightning Overbreak!
-> Looks like you are the ones... who should be eradicated.

!!!Tropes:
* CallBack: He greatly resembles Amber Dragon Eclipse.
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Vowing Saber Dragon Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:DualWielding: Saber Dragon Я]]
* LimitBreak: Chronologically one of the first two Units to have this ability.
* [[spoiler:PersonOfMassDestruction: As Saber Dragon Я, he can retire all of the opponent's rear-guards just for being Crossbreak ridden and using his LimitBreak twice.]]
* ShockAndAwe
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Vowing Saber Dragon Я]]
* [[spoiler:UpToEleven: Vowing Saber Dragon Я is the first Crossbreak ride.]]

!!Vajra Thunder Emperor, Indra

!!!Tropes:
* FanNickname: "Buddha"
* NoKillLikeOverkill: His skill lets him gain an extra critical for every unit of the same name in the Rear Guard Circle. He can hit for critical 6 if you have 3 more Indras and checks into a double Critical Trigger.
* ShockAndAwe

!!Eradicator, Dragonic Descendant
-> Sword of Apocalypse... I'll teach you what that means!

!!!Tropes:
* CoolSword: His sword is one of the two Swords of Apocalypse, mighty treasures of the Dragon Empire.
* {{Expy}}: Like Vermillion, one of Dragonic Overlord. He's even more blatant because his sword is very similar to Overlord's and he's the same color, along with having a skill to stand after attacking. Not to mention using his Especial Counterblast in addition to his LimitBreak results in +5000 Power and standing for Counterblast 3, the same as Overlord.
* ForMassiveDamage: His LimitBreak gives him an extra Critical in addition to standing him.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: If his attack fails to hit, he can discard three Eradicators to stand again with his LimitBreak.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''Eradicator'''. Sword of Apocalypse isn't exactly a non-threatening name either.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* ShockAndAwe

!!Sealed Demon Dragon, Dungaree[=/=][[SuperMode Demon Dragon Ruler of Heavens, Dungaree "Unlimited"]]
-> I'll show you! Even the followers cower in fear of the sealing powers!

!!!Tropes:
* TheDreaded: Was imprisoned underground by the ruler of the Dragon Empire out of fear of his power.
* LimitBreak
* ShockAndAwe
* TheStraightAndArrowPath
* WeaksauceWeakness: If you run out out bound cards, he weakens by 2000 power.

[[/folder]]

!!Star Gate
[[folder:Nova Grapplers]]
A no-holds-barred fighting league that attracts the toughest fighters in the galaxy, with a presentation halfway between ProfessionalWrestling and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts.

They focus on Standing during the Battle Phase to get [[AttackAttackAttack multiple attacks in one turn]].

!!Asura Kaiser
-> The death blow! Kaiser Buster!

!!!Tropes:
* DemotedToExtra: It was featured in the opening, depicted as Kamui's Ace. It was never seen again after Kamui's first fight with Aichi, where Kamui switched to riding Mr. Invincible then switched his deck into a Stern Blaukluger one. The second time we get to see it to shine in Season 1 is Kamui's fight against Tetsu, which is Kamui's last fight in the season.
** Taken a worse turn in Season 2 and Season 3 where Kamui uses a Beast Deity and Raizer centric deck.
* HesBack: It is getting a [[SuperMode Cross Ride]] in EB08.
* TemporarySubstitute: His skill essentially turns all of your Grade 3 Nova Grapplers into Stand Triggers.
* WeaponOfChoice: Has a different weapon in each hand.

!!Mr. Invincible
-> Evil will never prevail! Help the good and punish the evil! Finisher, HELL STAND!

!!!Tropes:
* LaughingMad
* ZergRush: His skill Stands all of your Units. ALL of them.

!!Genocide Jack
-> Useless Rules! Genocide Blaster!

!!!Tropes:
* {{Bowdlerize}}: His English name is Brutal Jack.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: He repeatedly loses matches on Cray because he's so damn unsporting.
* WeaksauceWeakness: You can't attack with it unless you Counterblast a card.

!!Three Minutes
-> 3 minutes! I'll defeat you in 3 minutes!

!!!Tropes:
* BadassBoast: Just read his flavor text.
* FishOutOfWater: The only Human in a clan filled with Aliens, Battleroids, and Workerloids.

!!Beast Deity, Azure Dragon/Ultimate Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon
-> Do you want to suffer the Finish Hold of the [[TheFourGods four sacred beasts]]?
-> Beasts of the ring, show your fangs! Trample our enemies!

!!Tropes:
* BladeOnAStick: Azure Dragon has a naginata, while Illuminal has a more regular spear.
* DualWielding: Both of them, though Illuminal is wielding four weapons, two swords, a spear and a flaming whip.
* TheFourGods: Azure Dragon represents Seiryu, the azure dragon, while Illuminal represents the golden dragon.
* HeroicSecondWind: Both of them can give your rear-guards theirs, with Azure Dragon's Persona Blast and Illuminal Dragon's LimitBreak.
* KillItWithFire
* LimitBreak: Illuminal Dragon has this.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Illuminal Dragon has four arms
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Excels in Team Matches with its other Beast Deity teammates. His Super Mode emphasises this more.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses lightning as a weapon as well as fire.
* SuperMode

!!Beast Deity, Ethics Buster/Strongest Beast Deity, Ethics Buster Extreme
-> I'm strong and you're weak. How's that for simple reasoning?
-> It's easy. The one stronger than anyone else is the strongest.

!!!Tropes:
* AnimalMotifs: Tigers, a Winged Tiger to be exact.
* HeroicSecondWind: Both of them can stand their rear-guard allies, either with Ethics Buster's Break Ride, or Extreme's LimitBreak.
* LimitBreak
* SuperMode
* [[spoiler:UpToEleven: Ethics Buster Extreme is the second Crossbreak Ride and the first Crossbreak Ride which is not a Reverse.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dimension Police]]
An interdimensional police force filled with [[{{Tokusatsu}} toku heroes]] and HumongousMecha, and their [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever arch-enemies]].

The [[{{Face}} good guys]] focus on [[PowerUp increasing the power]] of their own units, and gain additional skills when their power is high enough. The [[{{Heel}} bad guys]] have skills that decrease the power of their opponent's Vanguard, and gain additional skills when their opponent's power is low enough.

!!Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha/[[SuperMode Ultimate Dimensional Robo, Great Daiyusha]]/[[spoiler: Dark Dimensional Robo, “Я" Daiyusha]]
-> Super Dimensional Combining! Daiyusha!!
-> Ultimate Dimensional Combination! Great...Daiyusha!!!
-> [[spoiler: Now, be filled with nothingness! Dark Dimensional Combination, Reverse Daiyusha!]]

-> Voiced by: TetsuInada

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* CombiningMecha
** [[spoiler: Twisted by Reverse Daiyusha, which is formed when Goyusha uses Lock to force the other Dimensional Robos to combine with him.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Daiyusha's second lore (released on the 9th of August 2013) hinted towards this. It has come true during episode 135 of the anime when Dark Dimensional Robo Я Daiyusha is rode.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Depower}}: Reverse Daiyusha.]]
* [[spoiler: FallenHero: Reverse Daiyusha. 'The hero who loves the stars, who protects Star Gate, who believes in his friends, no longer exists.']]
* ForMassiveDamage: Both forms have Critical-boosting skills, turning their attacks into this.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Before Set 8, if Daiyusha was generally remembered at all, it was as [[spoiler:that Grade 3 Blaster Dark stomped all over in his introduction]]. But now, he has a [[SuperMode Crossride form]], putting him as an equal to the three most notorious Units in the game, Phantom Blaster Overlord, Dragonic Overlord The End and Majesty Lord Blaster.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSelfDeprecation: It felt that it is not strong enough to protect its comrades after the "First Assault on the Major Division" incident, which probably led to its corruption.]]
* [[spoiler: KillItWithFire: Reverse Daiyusha's Judgment Flame.]]
* [[spoiler: PaintItBlack: Reverse Daiyusha]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Normal Daiyusha can gain an extra Critical if his allies empower him enough, while Great Daiyusha gains 2000 Power and 1 Critical if he has 3 or more Dimensional Robots in the Soul.
* [[spoiler: RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Reverse Daiyusha.]]
* ShoutOut: To just about every CombiningMecha out there. WordOfGod specified it to be a ShoutOut of the BraveSeries.
* SuperMode: Great Daiyusha [[spoiler:and Reverse Daiyusha]].
* TookALevelInBadass / UpToEleven: When Set 4 was released, Daiyusha was overshadowed by Enigman Storm, and then in Set 5 by the Enigman Rain-Miracle Beauty combo. But then in Set 8, he got a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWQ2yIsbbUw Crossride form]].
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: Infamous for this after it got [[CurbStompBattle beaten by Ren's Blaster Dark]] in the Nationals Final, despite Daiyusha being a Grade higher than Blaster Dark.]]

!!Enigman Flow/Enigman Ripple/Enigman Wave/Enigman Storm
-> A hero is justice. A hero is an eternal mystery.
-> A little bit of courage starts out as a ripple, and eventually grows to become a big wave.
-> At that moment, the prayers of the little ones reached the hero’s heart.
-> Love and valor fuel my power, Enigman Buster!

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* ForMassiveDamage: Storm has his own Critical-boosting skill.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In classic Dimension Police style, both Wave and Storm gain additional skills when their power is increased enough before attacking.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ShoutOut: To ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.
* WingedHumanoid: Wave and Storm sport these, although Storm doesn't use them to fly.

!!Larva Beast, Zeal/Eye of Destruction, Zeal/Devourer of Planets, Zeal/Galactic Beast, Zeal
-> One day, in a corner of space, the strongest creature is born.
-> At that time, a certain dimension is thrown in despair.
-> That particular Ultra Beast absorbs energy on an astronomical scale.
-> Anything in front of it will be destroyed. That's the Galactic Beast.

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* EnemyMine: Joins the Dimension Police to stop Void from destroying Cray.
* EyeBeams: As Eye of Destruction and Galactic Beast.
* Depower
* {{Kaiju}}: He and his fellow monsters are a clear homage to the genre.
* LimitBreak
* MacrossMissileMassacre: As Devourer of Planets.
* MultipleHeadCase
* MysteriousPast: ''"A larvae of a Super Beast whom origin is not known to anyone in living memory."''
* [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou The Only One To Destroy Cray]]: The reason for the EnemyMine.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: As a larva, it managed to eliminate the party sent to capture it immediately. And it only got worse from there.
* PlayingWithFire: Can fire off the massive heat its body creates as an [[EnergyWeapon energy beam]].
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: With some yellow and silver thrown in.
* ShoutOut: To the infamous Ultraman enemy Zetton

!!Dimensional Robo, Kaizard/Super Dimensional Robo, Daikaiser
-> There's no difference between oil and blood! This is the beat of my justice!
-> I will lend you a hand! Don't show me a sorry sight!

!!!Tropes:
* CombiningMecha: Kaizard combine with a vehicle to become Daikaiser.
* ForMassiveDamage: His Break Ride skill gives the new Vanguard plus one Critical.
* GunsAkimbo: As Kaizard.
* HumongousMecha
* LimitBreak
* ShieldsAreUseless: His Break Ride skill lets the new Vanguard retire one of the opponent's guardians if it checks a Grade 3, and if the retired unit was a Perfect Guard, its skill is nullified.

!!Original Saver, Zero
-> Before light and dark were split apart, the first hero of that world was born.

!!!Tropes:
* DarkIsNotEvil: Especially since his abilities are in line with the dark elements of Dimension Police, but he is a hero who has defended Cray since ancient times.
* {{Depower}}: His Break Ride skill reduces the opposing Vanguard's Power by 5000 for a turn.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* LimitBreak
* MyHeroZero
* ShroudedInMyth: He has protected Cray since ancient times, but no one is sure exactly who he is or why he fights.
* TimeAbyss: He has been around since before the continents of Cray separated.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Etrangers]]
A pure [[TheCameo cameo]] clan.

!!Blaster Keroro

!!!Tropes:
* {{Cosplay}}: It's Sgt. Keroro cosplaying as Blaster Blade!
* ShoutOut: To KeroroGunsou.
* TheCameo

!! Blaster Mameshiba
-->''"Do you know? Blaster Blade is the name of the weapon."''

!!! Tropes
* AnthropomorphicFood
* {{Cosplay}}: It's a {{Mameshiba}} cosplaying as Blaster Blade!
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Blaster Mameshiba is part-dog and part-bean.
* ShoutOut: To Mameshiba.
* TheCameo

!! {{Spiderman}}

!!! Tropes
* TheCameo
* UnexpectedCharacter: It's ''Spiderman.''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Link Joker]]
-> ''[[EldritchAbomination A heretic that comes through the juncture of time and dimension]]... [[EvilEvolves The end of an evolution that inherits a hundred million afternoons and nights]], and casts away imagination... [[ApocalypseHow The destroyer that has obtained ultimate power]]... Its name is... Link Joker!''

A group of highly-advanced extraterrestrials who launch a full-scale invasion of Planet Cray, starting with the territory of Star Gate. Their arrival forces the various nations of Cray to band together and defend the planet. The units of Link Joker can be distinguished by their crimson-red TronLines and the black rings that act as the source of their dark power.

Their key mechanic is the ability to "Lock" Units, turning them face-down so that they are no longer treated as "in-play" but continue to occupy a Rearguard circle.

* ApocalypseHow: They specialise in Class 4 Planetary, having done it at ''least'' three times. Once by creating [[KillItWithIce a world so covered in ice it doesn't know what 'melting' is]], once by creating [[KillItWithFire a world consumed in fire]], and once by making a world where TimeStandsStill permanently.
* TheAssimilator: They attempt to assimilate the strongest into their ranks.
* BigBad: Of the ''Link Joker''/Booster Set 10-Present arc.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: What happens to a Unit that gets taken over by one of their black rings.
* TheCorruption: They can take control of Planet Cray's native Units, corrupting them into Я ("Reverse") Units.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Hinted at by their unique races all having 'Cyber' in their names, and the circuitry patterns on some of their units.
* HijackedByGanon: The beings of Link Joker are said to be avatars of Void, the recurring BigBad to the Planet Cray.
* HostileTerraforming: Implied to be how they covered two planets in fire and ice respectively to kill all life on them.
* ShoutOut: Their lore with regards to being cybernetically enhanced beings who aim to assimilate others into their ranks is very reminiscent of both the [[Franchise/StarTrek Borg]] and the [[Franchise/DoctorWho Cybermen]].
* SigilSpam: Their black rings are on all of their units, as well as on the Reverse units.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien
* ThemeNaming: Some of their units are named after the elements of the periodic table.
* TronLines

!!Hollow Twin Blades, Binary Star
-> Neither magic nor science can prove its existence. Link Joker is a strange and bizarre army.

!!!Tropes:
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* CyberCyclops: The gem on his helmet seems like an eye, especially since his visor covers his actual eyes.
* DualWielding
* EvilCounterpart: Invoked, he was created by combining genetic material from Blaster Blade, Blaster Dark, and Dragonic Overlord. Appearance-wise, he looks like an evil Blaster Blade.
* PureIsNotGood: He wears white armor, but is a soldier for Link Joker.
* TronLines

!!Star-vader, Nebula Lord Dragon
-> [[RealityWarper We have locked the laws of the world]]. [[BadassBoast We shall become the new law.]]

!!!Tropes:
* BoringButPractical: His LimitBreak isn't particularly flashy or complex, consisting of giving Power to your front row for each of your opponent's locked units.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* LimitBreak
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* SigilSpam: He is surrounded by black rings.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* TronLines

!!Schwarzschild Dragon
--> Lock... Lock... Lock... you too.

!!!Tropes:
* DespairEventHorizon: He wants to bring the residents of Cray to this by sealing anyone who would bring hope.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Has four arms.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PowerOfTheVoid: The strongest at manipulating this among the ranks of Link Joker.
* TheReveal: He was the one who sealed away Blade, Dark and Overlord and caused the War of Liberation.
* {{Revenge}}: Wants this on the warriors of Cray for ruining his plan and releasing the sealed heroes.
* TheStrategist

!!Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon
-> My declaration. You will request to be locked.

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: Heavily implied as it is said to be [[spoiler: Kai's]] ace card.
* BreakingSpeech: Specialises in using these to corrupt others.
* BrightIsNotGood: Like all Link Joker units, he's clad in white, but he's basically an alien dragon grim reaper.
* CatchPhrase: 'Hope may exist, but it won't come to save you in the end.'
* TheCorrupter: For [[spoiler: Daiyusha]] and [[spoiler: Leo-pald]]. As well as his hobby.
* DespairEventHorizon: Loves inflicting this on people, to the point he goes out of his way to do so.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His nickname is given to him by his fellow commanders, who despise him.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Set 13's commercial featured [[spoiler: Kai]] saying 'Lock... I won't let you escape!' right as Chaos Breaker was shown. It turns out that Chaos Breaker's LimitBreak lets him retire a unit right as it's unlocked.
* HopeSpot: Gives his victims these because it is more effective for them to fall into despair from hope. It's even reflected in his LimitBreak, giving a unit hope as they escape from Lock, only to snatch it away by immediately retiring them.
* LimitBreak
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: His appearance makes him out to be an alien dragon grim reaper.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Link Joker rings and his scythe's blade are black and red.
* RedBaron: He is known as 'The Clown' for his malicious ways.
* SigilSpam
* SinisterScythe: Wields a colossal one.

[[/folder]]

!!Magallanica
[[folder:Granblue]]
A clan of [[GhostPirate undead pirates]] who haunt the high seas.

They dump units into the Drop Zone so that they can be "resurrected" back into play, bolstered by their ability to use skills from the Drop Zone.

!!King of Demonic Seas, Basskirk
-> This is the door to the Demonic Seas. Open, Bermuda Gate!

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's pretty much the strongest of the Grand Blue Clan.
* EpicHail: He has a powerful Megablast which allows him to fill the field with reinforcements from the Drop Zone.
** AwesomeButImpractical: Of course, you're more likely to use your Counterblasts on Captain Nightmist and other units. Prior to Booster Set 6 they had no method of unflipping damage outside of healing it off, making it very unlikely to pull this off all too much. And even after Booster Set 6 you’re still more likely to use your Counterblasts and Soulblasts on other units.
* ShoutOut: He resembles Davy Jones from PiratesOfTheCaribbean.

!!Captain Nightmist/Lord of the Seven Seas, Nightmist
-> Pirates can be resurrected any number of times!
-> You scallywags, raise the sails! Don't you dare look down on pirates!

!!!Tropes:
* BackFromTheDead: With a Counterblast and sacrificing a Grade 1 or higher Granblue, Nightmist can return himself to the field.
** His Break Ride form can resurrect his fellow Granblue.
* BadassLongcoat: Lord of the Seven Seas.
* {{Bishonen}}
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Ice Prison Necromancer, Cocytus/[[spoiler: Ice Prison Demonic Lord, Cocytus Я]]
-> [[BackFromTheDead Awake, prisoners of Hades]]! Cocytus Servant!
-> [[spoiler: You sinners of the Ice Prison, Lock... This is the name of the renewed Jail.]]

!!!Tropes:
* BackFromTheDead: Cocytus' skill can revive Granblue from the Drop Zone.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Cocytus Я]]
* DemBones
* OurLichesAreDifferent

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bermuda Δ]]
[[IdolSinger Pop idol]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]] with a bit of {{Moe}} mixed in.

Their main gimmick is returning their own units to the hand and calling them back to the field, allowing them to re-use their skills and gain additional attacks.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431598_10150560890807869_569177868_9142935_1145341749_n.jpg The Drive Quartet (trigger units)]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: All known members of the clan belong to the Mermaid race.
* ThemeNaming: After oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and large water bodies.

!!Top Idol, Flores
-> Let me give to you my voice! If you keep singing, surely you'll reach them!

!!!Tropes:
* IdolSinger
* ThemeNaming: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flores_Sea The Flores Sea, Indonesia]]

!!Top Idol, Pacifica/Eternal Idol, Pacifica
-> Everyone, let's sing together! You will surely feel the greatest happiness!
-> That is an everlasting dream, an admiration that lasts forever.

!!!Tropes:
* CatchPhrase: "The Greatest Happiness is in yourself."
* CoolPet: The two penguins that follow her.
* IdolSinger
* LimitBreak: Eternal Idol
* MixAndMatch: Mermaid + IdolSinger + MagicalGirl
* TomBoy: Her nickname is the "Tomboyish Little Fairy of the Blue Sea."
* SuperMode : Eternal Idol, Pacifica.
* ThemeNaming: After the largest oceanic division of Earth, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific the Pacific Ocean]].
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Eternal Idol, Pacifica - Not titles but she has accomplished so many deeds, the title of "Top Idol" doesn't suit her anymore.

!!Angelic Star/Fresh Star/Shiny Star/Aurora Star, Coral
-> I'm not perfect. But I can aspire to be.
-> It was said that one of the judges was replaced by a stuffed animal.
-> That performance went live all over the world, and became a legend.
-> Her new song will certainly hit more than 2 million copies.

!!!Tropes:
* BreakthroughHit: SHINY STAR
* DareToBeBadass: Angelic Star.
* FaceYourFears: Done in a hilariously wrong way, by watching horror movies that is (To overcome her stage fright and crybaby nature).
* FanNickname: Burger-chan or Hamburger-chan, as depicted by [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=35315810 another art drawn by her illustrator.]] Also a joke as the reason why she has a "well endowed" body.
* GuinnessEpisode: Aurora Star. Her album's sales can only be broken by her and her alone.
* IdolSinger
* IHaveManyNames: Aurora Star. She has many titles with the most famous ones "Aurora Star" and "Aurora Diva."
* LimitBreak: Aurora Star
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Subverted, her rise to fame is actually cultimated from her hard work and sacrifice.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Angelic Star.
* TookALevelInBadass: From the newcomer Angelic Star who had [[PerformanceAnxiety stage fright]], she became the Visionary Diva, Aurora Star.
* UpToEleven: Her debut album sold 2.1 million copies on the first day!

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Aqua Force]]
--> ''[[BadassArmy Absolutely invincible!]] [[KnightTemplar Absolutely righteous!]] That's Aqua Force!''

A legendary naval power that once ruled the world of Cray ForGreatJustice, though [[KnightTemplar at times to extremes]].

Their units gain additional power and skills depending on the order and number of their attacks. To support this tactic, they have skills that let them reposition or Stand their own units to gain additional attacks.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AwesomeButImpractical: The general consensus amongst the professional scene is that Aqua Force is incredibly powerful but very hard to use in high-level play, requiring precise timing and a very keen ability to read the board.
* KnightTemplar: The admiral believes the only way to bring eternal peace to Cray is by conquering it.
* ShoutOut: In terms of the appearance of their humanoid units and their obession with justice, they appear to be based on the Marines from OnePiece.
* ThemeNaming: After ships and vessels in the US Navy.

!!Naval Gazer Dragon
-> Listen to the lament of the blue dragon, which even makes the oceans boil!

!!!Tropes:
* AttackAttackAttack: His Limit Break allows him to stand your Aqua Force Rearguards when his attack hits.
* BladeOnAStick: Wields some kind of harpoon.
* HeroicSecondWind: With his LimitBreak, if his attack hits, he can stand up two Aqua Force rear-guards.
* MakingASplash
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: This one featuring a narwhal-like form, a massive finned tail, shoulder spikes, and massive fangs.
* {{Pun}}: His name with regards to Japanese phonetics. It can also be translated as Naval Geyser, emphasizing the water theme, or [[ContemplateOurNavels Navel Gazer]].
* SpikesOfVillainy: Perhaps the first indication of Aqua Force's [[KnightTemplar true nature]] was Naval Gazer having massive spikes on his shoulders.

!!Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom/[[SuperMode Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom]]
--> Drain the chaos! Judgement Maelstrom!
--> This is the final judgment. Terminal Maelstrom!

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's a Vice Admiral of Aqua Force.
* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: He can carry 'countless' numbers of troops into battle via the pods on his back.
* BreathWeapon: Dark purple flames for Glory Maelstrom.
* TheCorruption: Glory Maelstrom is created when Maelstrom taps into the power of the sealed Admiral of Aqua Force, which infects Maelstrom with the Admiral's [[KnightTemplar ruthless desire to impose complete control on Cray]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to Maelstrom's relatively light coloration, Glory Maelstrom has darker scales, a dark violet face, and a much more horrific and monstrous appearance.
* DarkIsEvil: Glory Maelstrom with his really dark purple scales.
* ForGreatJustice
* FourStarBadass: The fact he's a dragon larger than a battleship might have something to do with it. But he's still a Vice Admiral.
* IdenticalStranger: Played for laughs where players noticed how similar Glory Maelstrom's appearance is to of all things, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Whiscash.]] Perhaps it's the whiskers/feelers...
* KnightTemplar
* LimitBreak: Taken UpToEleven by Glory Maelstrom, which is one of three Units to possess the LimitBreak 5 skill, Ultimate Break.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The original Maelstrom's attack as depicted in the anime.
* MakingASplash
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* SuperMode: Glory Maelstrom
* TookALevelInBadass: Maelstrom was prone to being stonewalled by [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Sentinel Units]]. And then he became Glory Maelstrom, whose Ultimate Break prevents such Units from even being called to protect against his attack.

!!Thundering Ripple, Genovious
-> For absolute justice! Arise, children of the blue dragon!

!!!Tropes:
* TheCaptain: His rank
* AFatherToHisMen
* ForGreatJustice: One of the few units in the Clan to entirely fit this and not KnightTemplar.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* HeroicSecondWind: His Persona Blast lets him stand all of his allies.
* HonorBeforeReason: 'Believing that doing the right thing is itself Justice, he doesn't follow the Navy's common belief that one must be cruel and ruthless.'
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He respects the individuality of his men, and only asks them about justice to give them the opportunity to find their own answer.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: He asks his men what justice is so that they can discover their own answer.
* TheStrategist
* TokenGoodTeammate
* UriahGambit: Attempted by his superiors, but he survived.

!!Blue Wave Dragon, Tetra Drive Dragon
-> The raging stream of battle spirit right back at you! Go wild, Storm Driver!

* BadassArmy: Its entire squadron.
* {{BFG}}: The Dual H-Cannon mounted on its shoulder. Note that it was normally used as a shipboard artillery.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "adversity is the best occasion for advance"
* {{Determinator}}: Its entire squadron will not backout even if they are forced to fight in a disadvantage situation.
* FanNickname: A water type and 2 shoulder mounted cannons, it just took a minute for fans to nickname it "Blastoise."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In episode 94, Kyou stated that Leon's Vanguard, who has the Limit Break, can't stand anymore. Now Aqua Force gets their Vanguard that is able to restand itself.
* FourStarBadass: It's a Rear Admiral, only a rank below Maelstrom, who is the Vice Admiral.
* LimitBreak
* HeroicSecondWind: It's LimitBreak allows it to stand again for another attack.
* MakingASplash
* MeaningfulName: It's LimitBreak allows you to do 4 drive checks, hence the name Tetra Drive.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent


[[/folder]]

!!Dark Zone
[[folder: Dark Irregulars]]
A clan of demons and other dark beings.

Their tactic is to amass cards in the Soul, giving dramatic power boosts to certain units when enough cards have been stacked and using Soulblasts to power their skills.

!!Poet of Darkness, Amon/Demon of Aspiration, Amon/Demon World Marquis, Amon/[[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
-> The whisper of the devil. A magical trap hidden behind sweet words.
-> These are true powers. But still, not enough.
-> This is the real power! Inferno Ritual!
-> [[spoiler: Give it to me... your souls, your flesh, even the entire world.]]

!!!Tropes:
* AristocratsAreEvil: Well, he ''is'' a Marquis.
* TheClan: Set 12 gives Amon an archtype called "House of Amon".
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Demon Marquis, Amon Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я, it's entire appearance looks like a demonic Christmas Tree.]]
* EvilOverlord
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Has one in his abdomen.
* FanNickname: Christmas Tree, for [[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
* PlayingWithFire
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Demon World Marquis, Amon.
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Adds your own Dark Irregulars to the Soul to not only retire an opponent's Rearguard, but power himself up as well.

!!Demon Eater
-> Her beautiful black hair will prey even on the devil.

!!!Tropes:
* JapaneseMythology: Based on a futakuchi-onna
* RapunzelHair
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Stil Vampire
-> Learn it with your body! Black Downfall!

!!!Tropes:
* AwesomeButImpractical: His Megablast depends fully on your opponent's field. For maximum effect you have to hope they leave out a Grade 0 Unit for whatever reason.
* {{Depower}}: His skill weakens your opponent.
* FinishingMove: ''Black Downfall''.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Wields a pair of them.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent

!!Edel Rose
-> Let me dye you red! Scarlet Tear!

!!!Tropes:
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Imprisoned Fallen Angel, Sarael
-> There's no point... Asking me... ... If you don't free me... ...

!!!Tropes:
* DistressedDamsel: She's clearly chained to something, which forbids her from attacking.
* FallenAngel

!!Blue Dust
-> One who approaches gets deprived of life, then turns to ice and shatters.

!!!Tropes:
* AnIcePerson
* FishOutOfWater: The only Human among Demons, Succubi, and Elves.
* KillItWithIce

!!Alluring Succubus
-> Hey, your life, can I taste it~?

!!!Tropes:
* CombatStilettos
* HornyDevils

!!March Rabbit of Nightmareland
-> Oh no, that won't do. It's not acceptable to disturb the tea party.

!!!Tropes:
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Completely blocks an attack aimed at a Dark Irregulars.
* ShoutOut: To the March Hare from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
* SpotOfTea

!!Dark Queen of Nightmareland
-> Yes, let the end begin!

!!!Tropes:
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* ShoutOut: To the Queen of Hearts from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.

!!King of Diptera, Beelzebub

!!!Tropes:
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Despite being a demon, he has several insect features. Probably a reference to Beelzebub's most famous name: 'Lord of the Flies'
* DarkIsEvil: Weeelll...
--> '''Tetsu''': Sinful king praying for dark prosperity... king who has embraced the despair of light in those wings...
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: He is the lord of the Dark Irregulars Clan.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He was mentioned as leader of the Dark Irregulars in [[AllThereInTheManual English Clan Profiles]] several months before his release.
* EvilOverlord
* {{Greed}}: Mentioned in his Ride Chant in the anime, 'sinful king praying for dark prosperity'
* ReligionOfEvil: There are some overtones of this in his anime Ride Chant.
* WaveMotionGun: In the anime, his 'Deepest Corruption' manifests as a blast of energy which sends a freaking shockwave across the Nationals arena. For the record, this was just a hologram. ''A non'' HardLight ''hologram''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Pale Moon]]
Vanguard's own CircusOfFear.

They amass cards in the Soul, then switch those cards between the Soul and Rearguard to gain additional attacks.

* CircusOfFear: Averted, seemingly. A few card lores suggest it to be extreme, but not evil. Then again...
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: They're a covert team of assasins who seem to kill for whoevers in power.

!!Crimson Beast Tamer/Turquoise Beast Tamer
-> Twin sisters that are the backbone of the circus.

!!!Tropes:
* AnIcePerson: Turquoise
* PlayingWithFire: Crimson
* WhipItGood

!!Nightmare Doll Alice

!!!Tropes
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde hair in Anime, but fanworks tend to depict her with green hair.
* AliceAllusion
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* RobotGirl
* UncannyValleyGirl: In the anime.

!!Mistress Hurricane

!!!Tropes:
* AbsoluteCleavage
* CuteMonsterGirl: More like [[EvilIsSexy Sexy Monster Girl]]
* {{Dominatrix}}: At the very least, there are serious overtones of this in her overall design.
* EpicHail: When she appears, she can summon a Pale Moon Unit from your Soul for a Counterblast.
* MsFanservice: [[BlatantLies There's no reason at all for her cleavage to be prominently displayed in the anime. No reason at all.]]
* WhipItGood
* WingedHumanoid

!!Silver Thorn Dragon Tamer, Luquier/[[spoiler: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я]]
-> Go forth, Silver Thorn Serpents!
-> [[spoiler:Be Reversed. Soon, you, too, shall be my servant.]]

!!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* EpicHail: Her LimitBreak allows you to call up to four units from the soul.
* FacialMarkings
* HypnoticEyes
* [[spoiler:IcyBlueEyes: Luquier Я]]
* LimitBreak
* [[spoiler:RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Luquier Я]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я]]
* WhipItGood
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A nice, navy blue colour in fact. [[spoiler:Although it becomes bright red as Luquier Я]]

!!Silver Thorn Hypnos, Lydia
-> Please sleep...... Deeper, yes, deeper......

* UndyingLoyalty: To her Mistress, Luquier.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Spike Brothers]]
A demonic AmericanFootball team.

They focus on calling from the deck, usually during the Battle Phase, to ZergRush the opponent.

!!Juggernaut Maximum
-> Smash to smithereens, Defensive Tackle!

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever

!!Demonic Lord, Dudley Emperor

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* EpicHail: He can bring forth Spike Brothers Units from your deck, allowing you to either defend with Panzer Gale's S-Special Intercept, or go on a serious offensive with Units like Juggernaut Maximum.
* LimitBreak
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: 'Dudley' is the InUniverse title for the most brutal and skilled Bloodball players. ''Anyone'' with that title is someone to be feared.
* TookALevelInBadass: No, not Dudley himself, since he's a different person to Dudley Dan. Dudley Emperor represents one for the entire Spike Brothers Clan, turning them from a [[CListFodder bit of a joke]] into a [[WhosLaughingNow serious threat]] overnight.

[[/folder]]

!!Zoo
[[folder:Megacolony]]
[[TheMafia The insect mafia.]]

They forbid the opponent's Rearguard from Standing on your opponent's next Stand Phase, reducing the opponent's options and offensive power.

* DemotedToExtra: Megacolony was already one of the lesser clans before the introduction of the Link Joker clan, whose "Lock" ability basically does the exact same thing as Megacolony but ''better''. WordOfGod has stated that Megacolony will receive additional support in future expansions to compensate for this.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Great Nature]]
A university with highly [[IntellectualAnimal intelligent animals]].

Their main tactic is ExplosiveOverclocking of their own units, giving incredible boosts but at the cost of being forced to retire those units after battle.

!!Scientist Monkey, Rue
-> Filled with genius, filled with power! Mad medicine!

!!!Tropes:
* ChemistryCanDoAnything
* IntellectualAnimal

!!School Hunter, Leo-Pald/[[spoiler:School Punisher, Leo-pald Я]]
-> Researchers run through the plains of knowledge hunting for the truth.
-> [[spoiler: Yes, that "was" the ultimate truth. From now on, this is the truth!]]

!!!Tropes:
* BackFromTheDead : His LimitBreak can return one of your rear-guard to the field but only if it was sent to the Drop Zone during the end phase.
** [[spoiler: Leo-pald Я can do the same for two rear-guards.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Leo-Pald Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* LimitBreak
* PantheraAwesome
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: School Punisher, Leo-Pald Я]]

!!Pencil Squire, Hammsuke/Pencil Knight, Hammsuke/Pencil Hero, Hammsuke

!!Battler of the Twin Brush, Polaris
-> Second Wind, let's show them the power that lies beyond the limits!

!!!Tropes:
* BearsAreBadNews
* {{Expy}}: Looks surprisingly similar to [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Volibear.]] [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/530395_4884952769027_2053829573_n.jpg Here's a comparison picture.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: Its Limit Break allows you to stand one of your rear guards with a power boost. Lampshaded in its flavour text.
* LimitBreak

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Neonectar]]
A clan of [[NatureSpirit nature spirits]] combined with LaResistance.

They "plant" their own cards back into the Deck in order to Superior Call more powerful Units.

!!Knight of Harvest, Gene

!!!Tropes:
* EpicHail: Can call two younger versions of himself from the Deck by returning himself to the deck.

!!Arboros Dragon, Sephirot
--> Descend, Flower Blizzard! Blessings on all living creatures!

!!Tropes:
* BigGood: He is the guardian dragon for the whole nation of Zoo.
* GeniusLoci: He is practically an embodiment of Neo Nectar.
* GreenThumb
* GuardianEntity
* LimitBreak
* MeaningfulName: The Sephirot is a concept from Judaism, also commonly known as the Tree of Life.
* TheMessiah: He never hesitates to protect others, even being willing to sacrifice himself to save another.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A flower-dragon merged with a colossal tree, with a magical staff.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His LimitBreak allows him to power up his allies, so long as there are two or more copies of each in play.

[[/folder]]

!Other

[[folder:Void]]

A mysterious dark force that acts as the BigBad to Cray, and by extension, the series itself. [[spoiler:Void is described as a nihilistic power without cause or consciousness, spreading across Cray like a plague and robbing the areas it conquers of light and life. It can also give strength to those who let Void into their hearts, unleashing their repressed desires, granting supernatural powers (such as telekinesis) and enhancing their existing abilities]].

!!Tropes:
* BigBad: Its appearance [[spoiler: sets the Psyqualia events of Season 1 in motion, and its threat continues to loom over Season 2.]]
* BiggerBad
** [[spoiler: In Season 2, is this to Leon's BigBad.]]
* [[spoiler: The Corruption: It's wiped out a large portion of Cray, has become this to Leon and nearly to Aichi.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Thematically it just screams this.
* [[spoiler: {{Expy}}: The force's overall role in Season 1 is very reminiscent of Phantom Blaster Overlord's role in the card game lore, a genocidal force which forced the other forces on Cray to ally against it.]]
* [[spoiler: EmptyEyes: In contrast to Psyqualia's GlowingEyesOfDoom, causes this in Reversed fighters, alongside red FacialMarkings.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* [[spoiler: OutsideContextVillain: InUniverse ''and'' in real life. InUniverse, the mysterious force simply appeared one day and began to threaten Planet Cray, inadvertently setting the anime's plot into motion. In real life, everyone expected Phantom Blaster Overlord to be the BigBad on Cray (like in the card game lore), but instead the mysterious force took that role while Phantom Blaster Overlord didn't even appear.]]
* [[spoiler: NotHisSled: Phantom Blaster Overlord isn't the Cray plot's BigBad in the anime. The mysterious force is.]]
* [[spoiler: PowerOfTheVoid: Literally.]]

[[/folder]]


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%% On Psyqualia: although there is debate on how to spell it, there are more official and translated sources
has been split into two sections:

* ''Characters/CardfightVanguardAnime'', for the characters
that refer to it as "Psyqualia" than "[=PSYqualia=]". But more importantly, it makes for a better WikiWord.

[[foldercontrol]]

!Main Characters
[[folder: Team Q4]]

!! Aichi Sendou
!!! Royal Paladins / [[spoiler:Shadow Paladins]] (Season 1) / Gold Paladins (Season 2/Season 3)

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Aichi_4423.jpeg

--> Stand up, my avatar, Blaster Blade!
--> [[spoiler: Step forth and destroy, my avatar! Cleave with your sword of darkness! I Ride Blaster Dark!]]

A shy, nervous boy lacking in confidence, Aichi is the protagonist. When he was younger, [[TheRival Toshiki Kai]] gave him the rare card, Blaster Blade, which Aichi refers to as his 'avatar'. Through playing Vanguard and developing his skills, Aichi gains friends and becomes a more confident person, as well as [[spoiler: unlocking the power of Psyqualia]].

[[spoiler:However, this power [[TheCorruption corrupts him]], causing him to become [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide cold and arrogant]], and with Ren's coercion, Aichi abandons his trusted Royal Paladins in favour of a Shadow Paladin Deck. After a merciless winning streak he is finally saved from his insanity by Kai, who makes Aichi realise the folly of relying on the precognitive abilities of Psyqualia instead of his own inner strength and courage. Though Aichi switches back to his Royal Paladin deck, he cannot deny the part of himself that lusts after the Psyqualia power. He eventually accepts both desires- to use and reject Psyqualia- as equal parts of himself, manifesting
appear in the Majesty Lord Blaster card]].

In
anime and related media.
* ''Characters/CardfightVanguardCray'', for
the second season, Aichi's Royal Paladins are sealed away due to [[spoiler:Takuto Tatsunagi's Psyqualia]] and replaced by a Gold Paladin deck. For unknown reasons, Aichi is the [[RippleEffectProofMemory only one aware of the alterations]].

In ''Link Joker'', Aichi is enrolled at Miyaji High School and forms a Cardfight Club alongside Kourin.

->Voiced by: TsubasaYonaga (JP), James Beach (EN)
!!!Tropes
* BadassAdorable
* BagOfSpilling: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. At the start of Season 2, Aichi is shown to be running the same deck as at the end of Season 1 (at one point he Damage Checks [[spoiler: Blaster Dark]], implying he is still using [[spoiler: Majesty Lord Blaster]]). However, Takuto [[spoiler: uses his PsychicPowers to change reality so Aichi has a Gold Paladin deck instead.]]
* [[spoiler:BerserkButton: Belittling Kai's strength or making him feel powerless are the only ways to really anger him, which activates his Psyqualia.]]
* BreakTheCutie: On several occasions, though none hit him as hard as [[spoiler: Kai leaving Q4, resulting in him losing all direction and falling for Ren's games by picking up the Shadow Paladins.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Does this sometimes when attacking with King of Knights, Alfred.
-->[[{{BFS}} Great Sword]] attack!
* CatchPhrase: Has a few prominent and often used ones.
-->Stand up, my avatar! Ride! Blaster Blade!
-->Come forth, master of all warriors! Ride! King of Knights, Alfred!
-->Give me strength, white wings filled with pride! Ride! Knight of Solitude, Gancelot!
-->[[spoiler:(My victory/Your defeat) is a foregone conclusion.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler: DarkIsEvil: Episode 43 features Aichi taking up a Shadow Paladin deck and proceeding to prove this.]]
** [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil: Episode 64 shows
characters that darkness isn't always necessarily evil with a single moment.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': [[WhamLine Light isn't the only thing standing beside him.]] Darkness also stands with the [[BigGood King of Knights]]. Stand, my avatar! I call... Blaster Dark!]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Gets a nicely snarky line in Episode 41.
-->[[spoiler: If you have time for idle chatter, please use it to proceed with the game.]]
* [[spoiler: DiscOneFinalBoss:]] A ''lot'' of people mistook Episode 50 for ''the end'' of the season because of this.
* [[spoiler: DrunkOnTheDarkSide / DrunkWithPower: Under the influence of Psyqualia.]] It's highlighted in episode 43, and even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[BigBad Ren]] at the end of the episode.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: His season two outfit change doesn't help.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Has them on a few occasions
appear in the manga, such as when [[spoiler:Kai tells him to leave his Royal Paladin deck rather than risk his using Psyqualia any more.]] The hollow look is used for other purposes, including [[CreepyShadowedUndereyes being exhausted, (especially after his fight with Tetsu)]] and [[spoiler: [[MindControlEyes using Psyqualia.]]]] And briefly in Episode 47.
** [[spoiler: MindControlEyes: During his fights with Ren and Kai, while he's using Psyqualia (possibility not even by choice considering who the latter is), [[http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k486/KatsuragiKamui/Vanguard22/VG22_7_zps5814be49.jpg his eyes resemble]] [[http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k486/KatsuragiKamui/Vanguard22/VG22_8_zpsc360ad7e.jpg these more.]]]]
** Episode 103 has his eyes go dim [[spoiler: when Void begins to poison him, possibly aiming to take control of him. He begins hallucinating and it's noticed by those watching from Earth.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh: At the peak of his insanity, he gives one when he thinks he's on the verge of beating Kai in Episode 50. And an even more unsettling one when he sinks under Psyqualia's influence again in Episode 64 during his fight with Ren, it takes Kai yelling out his name for him to stop and begin fighting back.]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: In Episode 43, Aichi abandons his Royal Paladin deck and switches to using a Shadow Paladin deck that Ren gives to him.]]
** [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: As of episode 50, Kai has brought him back to his senses.]]
* FailureHero: For a card game anime protagonist, he loses a lot.
** [[spoiler: Tragically driven home when Aichi asks Kai whether he's gotten stronger, serving as a catalyst for his FaceHeelTurn.]]
---> [[spoiler: '''Kai''': No, Sendou Aichi, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero you've gotten weaker]].]]
* FishOutOfWater: When Takuto [[spoiler: replaces his Royal Paladins with Gold Paladins]], Aichi finds it hard to adapt.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Apparently he hasn't gotten the memo about Barcgal's ban as a starting Vanguard in real life.
** Finally averted in Episode 55 where he changes to Wingal Brave as his starting Vanguard.
* [[spoiler: GoodIsNotNice: During Episode 41, due to Psyqualia corruption, Aichi is becoming quite the cold jerk to Kyou.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After losing to Tetsu and having Ren rub his loss in his face.
** The beginning of Episode 51 suggests he has another, briefer spell, after [[spoiler: being rescued from Psyqualia, but the guilt of abandoning his Royal Paladins weighing heavily on him.]]
* [[spoiler: HesBack: His Ride of Blaster Blade]] in Episode 55 just screams this. It involves him using a combo not seen in some time, [[RuleOfCool a bolt of lightning striking which blacks out half the Dimension Police city, and then the lights flickering back on to reveal Blaster Blade in his full glory.]] There are even comments to this effect made by the supporting cast.
* HiddenDepths: He starts off as the average shy, nice kid, and mostly follows that pattern for most of the season. [[spoiler:As he admits in the final Fight of season 1, he became addicted to Psyqualia that quickly because he enjoys the feeling of being superior to everyone else. And his obsession with being acknowledged by Kai is ''not'' healthy.]]
* HiddenEyes: Aichi's quite fond of these, having them frequently when depressed [[spoiler:or using Psyqualia.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He just wants to become good enough for Kai to acknowledge him. [[spoiler: In typical fashion, [[TheCorruption the]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide trope]] [[DarkIsEvil gets]] [[PsychicPowers very]] [[KickTheDog nastily]] [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]]. And even after he snaps out of his [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide addiction]], a part of him ''still'' wants to accept Psyqualia.]]
* IllBoy: He frequently collapses and left bedridden after [[spoiler:using Psyqualia]], and when the same happens in the manga, combined with the Fighting Gloves, he spends several chapters unable to stand up on his own, having others propping him up.
* ImageSong: "Yuuki no Image".[[note]]"Image of Courage"[[/note]]
* {{Invocation}}: Many. Aichi has the most uses of this trope among the cast, since he pretty much gets a new one every time he gets a new big Unit (Gancelot, Alfred, Soul Saver Dragon, [[spoiler: Blaster Dark, Phantom Blaster Dragon]]). Of course, his most famous is:
--> Stand up, my avatar, Blaster Blade!
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku.'
* {{Keigo}}: This kid is unfailingly polite, to everyone from his juniors to the BigBad himself (who he refers to as Ren-''san''). Maybe what stands out even more though is that, [[spoiler: while [[FaceHeelTurn under the]] [[TheCorruption influence of Psyqualia]]]] Aichi manages to speak even MORE formally and politely. The effect is a bit unnerving.
* [[spoiler: KickTheDog: While [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide under the influence of]] [[PsychicPowers Psyqualia]],]] if Aichi said the words 'picture it', this would invariably follow. He got a speech laden with this to Kourin in Episode 43 too.
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': Despair to the powerless, and all [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide glory to those with the]] [[PsychicPowers power]].]]
* LightEmUp: His Units have a major light theme going on, probably in contrast to Ren's dark-themed Units.
** [[spoiler: Is subverted in Episode 43.]]
* LonelyRichKid: He doesn't look it, but the Sendous are well off enough for Emi to attend a private school, as well as Aichi himself in Season 3.
* [[spoiler: MadnessMantra:]] When he realizes that Kai might be watching his fight in Episode 48.
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': I have to become even stronger, or you won't give me recognition. I have to get stronger. I have to get stronger. I have to get stronger. More. More. I'm going to get stronger!]]
* MeaningfulName: One possible meaning of the kanji for 'Sendou' is [[TitleDrop 'Vanguard']].
* NotAMorningPerson: He can't get up without Emi to wake him up, and even then he looks rather dazed for a while afterwards.
* TrueCompanions: Views the Royal Paladins as this. [[spoiler: Keeps the Shadow Paladins after Ren refuses to take them back for this reason, as they were also comrades who fought alongside him.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Episode 49 reveals that [[spoiler: he and Ren are extremely similar. Both started out as kind before being corrupted by Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Episode 41.]]
* OutOfClothesExperience: Although when someone is imagined in their Vanguard in the manga, they are done so without clothes, Aichi [[spoiler: actually manifests in some form through Soul Saver Dragon during his fight with Ren via Psyqualia]] like this.
* PostVictoryCollapse: On at least three separate occasions; at the Regional Tournaments after winning against a member of Team Fragrance, then again after his match with Kyou and at the Nationals, not only does he collapse, but completely passes out after winning against Gunji [[spoiler: though it's all due to the side-effects of Psyqualia]]. In the manga, he also does this after [[spoiler: winning against Ren.]]
** It also occurs in the Asia-Hen finale [[spoiler: after winning against Leon and the Gold Paladins break the seal imprisoning the trapped clans then drive away Void,]] having to be caught by Leon.
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: His Psyqualia, which gives him precognition of game-winning cards and [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity an evil persona]].]]
** [[spoiler: As of the last episode of season 1, he's lost his Psyqualia.]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/inasoku/imgs/3/7/37f27058.jpg Guess who got it back.]]]]
* RealMenWearPink: In Season 3.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Ren, and with Kai. Also blue to Naoki's red.
** ColourCodedForYourConvenience
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: By the time he gets Psyqualia, he's clearly going through this. Even while under its influence, he jumps about.]] Contrast his fights with Kourin and Ryudou against those with Kyou, Bidou, [[spoiler: and especially, against Kai. And there's that EvilLaugh in his fight with Ren...]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Male version.
* [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Shy Blue Haired Boy]]
* [[spoiler: ThatManIsDead: He dismisses Blaster Blade as merely a 'former avatar' when Kai confronts him with it in Episode 49]].
* TheHero
** [[spoiler: Deconstructed in Episode 43.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Aichi's style of play, especially when ''King of Knights, Alfred'' or ''Soul Saver Dragon'' is on the field, reflecting the Royal Paladins' emphasis on friends and allies working together.
** [[spoiler: Is later subverted by Aichi personally in Episode 43.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Aichi's confidence and skill growth across the series builds up to this. [[spoiler: It finally happens in Episode 41, but with a side-order of DrunkWithPower.]] Though it's [[spoiler: instantly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Kai and Ren demonstrate in quick succession that it was Aichi's Psyqualia, not Aichi himself, that was growing stronger.]]
** [[spoiler: Beginning with standing up to Ren in episode 53, and thoroughly confirmed in his successive victories against Koutei in episode 56 and Ren in episode 65, Aichi now plays this trope completely straight as during Season 2 he finally has more wins than defeats compared to his barely break even record in Season 1.]]
* UnknownRival: Pretty much to Kai. [[spoiler: Tragically, this is what fuels Aichi's decent into darkness, believing what Kai wants is for him to grow stronger before he'll acknowledge him. Ironically, the reason Kai refuses to face Aichi is because of Psyqualia, sparking Aichi's FaceHeelTurn.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHaveReserves / YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Aichi's philosophy while using his Shadow Paladin deck and "realizing" that the Royal Paladins' "use of allies" was "inadequate".]]
** [[spoiler: Kourin]] tries to get Aichi to realize just [[EvenEvilHasStandards how evil and despicable]] this is, [[spoiler: but ultimately fails]].
** [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn He eventualy goes back to his Royal Paladins and their]] ThePowerOfFriendship [[HeelFaceTurn theme now.]]]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Most of the first season has Aichi trying to get Kai to acknowledge him as strong so they can have a rematch. [[spoiler: When that doesn't work so well, he falls into the downwards spiral of using his Psyqualia.]]
* WhiteKnight: His Royal Paladin deck revolves primarily around holy knights.
** [[spoiler: Inverted in Episode 43. His new Shadow Paladin deck revolves entirely around evil knights, dragons, and witches.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler: Ren's goal during their fight is to have Aichi fall under Psyqualia's influence once more and have this come true. He succeeds, though it's short-lived.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Go figure, has blue hair.
* [[spoiler: YinYangBomb: Combines the Royal and Shadow Paladins.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Aichi''': Light is not the only thing standing beside him. Darkness also stands by the King of Knights!]]
** Taken to its logical conclusion with [[spoiler: Majesty Lord Blaster]].

!! Toshiki Kai
!!! Kagero (Season 1) / Narukami (Season 2 & 3)/ [[spoiler: Link Joker]] (Season 3)

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-->''"Final Turn."''

TheRival. Kai is a [[TheAce world-class]] Vanguard player with an almost perfect win-loss record. He is cold, unsociable and is always searching for [[BloodKnight strong opponents to train against]]. He is so [[InsufferableGenius confident in his own abilities]] that he will declare "[[CatchPhrase Final Turn]]" when he is certain of victory.

[[spoiler:He was once a good friend to Ren, and together with Tetsu they made plans to form the ultimate Vanguard team "Foo Fighters". However, Ren became corrupted by Psyqualia in an effort to become as good as Kai, and unable to stop his friend from falling into darkness, Kai abandoned him and fled]].

In the ''Link Joker'' arc, he becomes increasingly insecure about falling behind Aichi and Ren in terms of his Cardfighting ability. [[spoiler:He is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] into a "Reverse" fighter after losing a match against the possessed Takuto Tatsunagi. Consumed by his own lust for power, Kai switches to a Link Joker deck and begins to spread the influence of "Reverse" under Takuto's command]].

->Voiced by: Takuya Satou (JP), Ryan Luhning (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: Kai has the best win record of the main characters, having lost all of four times.
** [[spoiler: BrokenAce: As good as he is, Kai can't find fun in Vanguard any more after what happened between him and Ren until his first fight with Aichi. Even after that, what's happened to him over the past few years has completely changed him.]]
* AloofAlly: Post-regionals, he has a tendency to basically let the rest of the team get on with it without him.
** [[spoiler: Subverted in the Link Joker arc when he's willing to help Izaki get better, and even commenting that they fought their hardest as a team.]]
* [[spoiler: TheAtoner: In Episode 49, it's revealed he feels guilty for not being able to stop Ren previously. His confrontation with Aichi in the same episode is his attempt to try and atone for his mistake and how he ran away from Ren.]]
* BadassNormal: As confirmed in episode 44, [[spoiler: he does not have Psyqualia]], yet Ren respects him regardless, so this trope is in effect. It even gets a BadassBoast attached:
--> '''Kai''': I will exceed that power.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BloodKnight: He's always seeking powerful Vanguard opponents, to the point where it's possible to ''bribe'' him into a social activity with the promise of strong competition.
* [[spoiler: {{BreakTheBadass}}/{{BreakTheCutie}}: Episode 128 did a massive number on him. Undergoing taunts from Takuto and backed into a corner by his Link Joker deck, Kai becomes visibly more distressed as the episode goes on until he completely breaks and ''stabs a version of himself''.]]
* [[spoiler: CantCatchUp: It hasn't happened yet, but he worries that this is happening in the third season, as Aichi continues to improve while he's still as strong as he was in the first season. His fears are confirmed after Morikawa, using a deck specifically made by Kai for that fight, is defeated by Aichi.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Kai''': So...not even The End can reach Aichi now?]]
* CatchPhrase: Several.
--> Final Turn
--> Stand up, ''the'' Vanguard
** It's implied in Episode 49 that [[spoiler: he took up 'Final Turn' from Ren.]]
*** [[spoiler: In exchange, Ren took ''the'' Vanguard from him.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Link Joker/Void.]]
* CynicalMentor: He doesn't really seem to care if Aichi succeeds or fails at first, and usually gets coaxed into providing support by Miwa.
** [[spoiler: As of Episode 44, it may be that Kai is a {{Deconstruction}} of this. The reason he seems not to care is because he doesn't know what to do to stop Aichi falling to his Psyqualia and is possibly still filled with guilt for not preventing Ren's fall.]]
* [[spoiler: DefectorFromDecadence: He walks away from Team Foo Fighter after Ren becomes corrupted, rejecting Ren's WeCanRuleTogether.]]
* DemotedToExtra: It's hard to argue against this in Asia Circuit-Hen. [[spoiler: Kai joins up with New [=AL4=]]] and spends much of the season off-screen. He only really shows up during Seoul Stage, BeachEpisode, the Japan Stage and when the teams go to Cray, when he becomes relevant again. Depending on how Link Joker-Hen goes, it could get worse.
* [[spoiler: DullEyesofUnhappiness: After taking the power of Link Joker and stabbing a copy of himself, he's seen with these as it all hits what he's done.]]
* DullSurprise: In the dub.
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Joins Ren's team between episodes 77 and 79.]]
** [[spoiler: Broken down by his fight against Takuto, Kai becomes desperate enough to accept the Link Joker and become an ally of Void.]]
* [[spoiler: FacialMarkings: With the Link Joker, he has red markings underneath his eyes.]]
* [[spoiler: FakeMemories: In Season 2 he believes he has always run Narukami and Aichi has always run Gold Paladins. However, during his fight with Aichi, he briefly remembers Blaster Blade...]]
* FinishingMove: If he says the words 'Final Turn', you're generally screwed.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Miwa.
* ImageSong: "Kibou no Shoumei".[[note]]"Proof of Hope"[[/note]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His deck is composed largely of dragonic cards.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore.'
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KillItWithFire: His Units tend to attack with fire.
* LargeHam: Not during everyday life, but when it comes to fights, Kai really likes to grandstand, especially when he's about to win.
* [[spoiler: MindRape: Undergoes a brutal one at the hands of Takuto in Episodes 127 and 128, leading to his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* [[spoiler: MyGreatestFailure: Not being able to defeat Ren and stop him, then just 'running away'.]]
* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: Many parallels are drawn between Aichi's fall to Psyqualia in his quest for Kai to notice him and Kai's surrender to Link Joker in order to keep up with Aichi.]]
* [[spoiler: NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: In Episode 44 a rather popular piece of fanon was shot down, Kai neither has nor knows about Psyqualia. It also nicely presents FridgeBrilliance as to why Kai was so vague with Aichi before, he has no idea what exactly Psyqualia does or how to prevent it.]]
* [[spoiler: ParentalAbandonment]]
* RedOniBlueOni: With Aichi and Miwa.
* TheRival
** [[spoiler: RivalTurnedEvil]]
* ShockAndAwe: In season 2, he switch to a Narukami deck after the Kagero are sealed.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There's no confusion with the romanization of his name, but a lot of fans assume that "Kai" is his first name, probably due to being shorter than "Toshiki" as well as confusion about Japanese name order. [[LastNameBasis Not to mention nobody ever calls him "Toshiki."]]
** Most likely as a result of this, in the dub, Kai is his first name.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: In episode 40, [[spoiler: when he realizes Aichi may be starting to depend too much on his Psyqualia.]]
*** He's quite distraught about [[spoiler: losing to Ren in Episode 58, and losing his best chance at saving him]] and takes it out on Aichi.
*** In Episode 64, [[spoiler: when Aichi slips back under Psyqualia's control]] Kai finally steps up and calls out to him with quite a bit of emotion behind his voice.
*** The end of Episode 102.
** Episodes 127 and 128. Big time.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Kai isn't really a bad guy, but he tends to have trouble expressing himself, so he mostly comes off as cold. But there are times when he can be genuinely kind or encouraging.
* [[spoiler: ThatManIsDead: Casts off his 'former' self by ''stabbing him''.]]
* [[spoiler: WhatTheHellHero: On the receiving end of one by Kourin in Episode 44 for effectively leading Aichi to Psyqualia and then abandoning him.]]
* [[spoiler: WhiteKnight: In Episode 49 he uses Aichi's Royal Paladin Deck in an attempt to get through to him.]]

!!Misaki Tokura
!!!Oracle Think Tank (Season 1 & 2) / Genesis (Season 3)

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--> The beautiful goddess, shining radiantly.

An employee at Card Capital, and the niece of the manager. She initially refuses to play but is coerced into trying the game by Shin. Although Misaki is the least-experienced and least-enthusiastic of Team Q4, she possesses a PhotographicMemory that gives her a powerful edge in the game.

In ''Link Joker'', she joins Aichi's Cardfight Club as the fifth member.

->Voiced by: Izumi Kitta (JP), Carol-Anne Day (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Haunted by the memories of her parents' death,]] she temporarily quit Q4.
* DeadpanSnarker: On one memorable occasion, reacted to Morikawa's antics with a simple, "Noob."
* DeathGlare: Don't make a ruckus in the shop, lest you get this.
* FingerGun: In episode 62 when she calls Evil-eye Princess, Euryale, she does this to bind one of Asaka's cards.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD: After Episode 24, but is snapped out of it in Episode 25.]]
* ImageSong: "Yasashii Kioku".[[note]]"Gentle Memories"[[/note]]
* JapaneseDelinquents: She has a reputation for being the "Boss Lady" of Miyaji High, a title given to the leader of a female gang. She never actually ''does'' anything bad, meaning that she probably got the moniker due to her cold and standoffish personality, and her long skirt (which is traditionally
associated with the attire of female delinquents).
* JapaneseMythology: Her deck features aspects of it, particularly with the Tsukuyomi series and ''CEO Amaterasu''.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi.'
* NotSoAboveItAll: In episode 70 she initially acts all serious… until she briefly remains alone, at which point she takes a picture of herself – the same thing the other were doing earlier.
* [[spoiler: ParentalAbandonment: Her parents died in a car accident when she was younger]]
* PhotographicMemory: Arguably deconstructs the trope, due to [[spoiler: being forced to relive her parents deaths if she remembers it]].
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Gets hit with this during season 2 against Limit Break units. While all of Team Q4 have lost any of their matches against said units, Misaki goes up against them the most so far.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Lilac Hair]]

!!Kamui Katsuragi
!!!Nova Grapplers

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--> Attack, Asura Kaiser!

The youngest of Team Q4. Kamui is bratty and overconfident, but proves to be an outstanding player with a deadly, aggressive play style. He is a frequent source of comic relief: mainly from his (unrequited) crush on Emi, and his [[{{Malaproper}} mispronunciation of certain words or phrases]].

->Voiced by: Shizuka Ishikawa (JP), Melissa Dorsey (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler: AchillesInHisTent: After a bad disagreement with Kai in Episode 26, Kamui sits out the first Nationals.]]
* AlliterativeName
* AttackAttackAttack: His Nova Grapplers focus on using Stand Triggers and Stand abilities to get out a veritable storm of attacks, fitting Kamui's aggressive playstyle.
* BigGuy: Not size-wise, but has the attitude down pat.
* BrattyHalfPint
* CantSpitItOut: Even when given the opprotunity, he just can't tell Emi how he feels about her.
* DemotedToExtra: In season 3.
* HotBlooded
* HumongousMecha: Many of his cards are designed this way.
* ImageSong: "Saikyou Ore-sama Ride!".[[note]]"Ultimate Ore-sama Ride!"[[/note]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore,' and 'ore-sama' on occasion (usually in his CatchPhrase, "ore-sama ride!").
* LoveAtFirstSight: To Emi. It's unrequited.
* {{Malaproper}}: Is constantly mangling phrases.
* MouthyKid
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During Nationals. He fools pretty much no one.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler: No matter how many times he faces them, even after a deck change and resolve boost, he can't defeat Airman...er, Tetsu. Or Kai, for that matter.]]
** [[spoiler: ThrowTheDogABone: In episode 98, he finally defeats Tetsu.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team Q4 Supporters]]

!!Katsumi Morikawa
!!!Random Clans (but plenty of Grade 3s)

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Aichi's classmate. He was introduced as a bully, but quickly became Aichi's friend over their shared love of Vanguard. Although he boasts of his incredible skills at Vanguard, he is completely obsessed with Grade 3 units and has no sense of deck balance, resulting in a very poor win-loss record. [[spoiler:When given a correctly-balanced deck, he is revealed to be an outstanding player]].

->Voiced by: NoriakiSugiyama (JP), Lucas Gilbertson (EN)
!!!Tropes
* ButtMonkey
* CripplingOverspecialization: Morikawa's obsession with Grade 3s means he constantly overloads his deck with them, causing him to lose every single time. To put this in context, the recommended number of Grade 3s in a deck is 7-9; Morikawa has ''over 25''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Episode 51 proves that [[spoiler:with a well-balanced deck, he really IS a strong player!]]
** Episode 112 goes a step farther: [[spoiler:he is able to instantly master Kai's Kagero deck despite having ''never seen it before'', and uses an ingenious combination of Break Ride and Persona Blast to attack with his Vanguard ''three times'' in one turn]].
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Despite losing many times, he blames it on bad luck (alignment of the stars, bad omens, etc.). And he still gets Grade 3s for his deck.
* HotBlooded
* InstantExpert: Yes, really. While he's a terrible deck builder, Season 3 shows that[[spoiler: after being given Kai's deck, he is able to use it perfectly ''despite having never seen it before the match''.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Summer outfit aside, Morikawa is always in his [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack school uniform]].
* MaliciousMisnaming: It's KATSUMI! Not Lose-umi!
* NonIndicativeName: "Katsu" means victory. Katsumi has never won a single fight.
** [[spoiler: But in Episode 51, he wins every fight he's in.]]
* PluckyComicRelief
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Korrin.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Gives this off during Q4's first match at the Regionals when their opponents use snake-like Kagero units.
** Ironically he has one of those units in his deck.

!!Yuta Izaki
!!!Tachikaze

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Morikawa's best friend. He acts as the straight man to Morikawa's antics, but comes off as TheGenericGuy in most other respects.

->Voiced by: Takayuki Yamaguchi (JP), Jeff Watson (EN)
!!!Tropes
* CantCatchUp: [[spoiler:A flashback in the Link Joker arc shows that this has been bothering him with regards to Aichi. However, thanks to his fellow teammates, he was able to subvert this and [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]].]]
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: His clan of choice, Tachikaze, is a group of android dinosaurs.
* TheGenericGuy
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Morikawa.
** It's to the point where at one point Kamui actually combines both Morikawa and Izaki's names to call Izaki: Morizaki.
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass]]

!!Taishi Miwa
!!!Kagero (Season 1 & 3) / Narukami (Season 2)

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A childhood friend of Kai. Miwa is far more personable and social than Kai, but tolerates his friend's standoffish nature due to their bond of friendship. Because Kai is so antisocial, it often falls to Miwa to act as the first point of social contact or to explain Kai's true feelings. He is also a skilled Vanguard player, having sparred regularly with Kai.

From the second season onwards, he gets a part-time job at Card Capital to fill in for Misaki and Shin in their absence. As the most skilled player in the room, he often acts as the CombatCommentator for the VF Circuit matches.

->Voiced by: ShowtaroMorikubo (JP), Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart (EN, Season 1), Joel Crichton (EN, current)
!!!Tropes
* CombatCommentator: As the one of the most skilled of those constantly on the sidelines, he tends to take on this role. Lampshaded by Izaki in episode 91, when he's not there and [[ButtMonkey Morikawa]] expresses confusion about what's going on.
--> '''Izaki''': If only Miwa was here...
** TheSmartGuy
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Turns out to be a pretty good player.
* DeadpanSnarker
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kai. Which of course breeds a lot of HoYay.
* OnlySaneMan: He's usually the first to react ''normally'' to some of the more fantastic elements of the series, like a giant holographic dragon swooping straight past him.
* RealMenWearPink: During the summer arc, he wears a pink hoodie.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Kai.

!!Emi Sendou
!!!Bermuda Triangle

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Aichi's little sister, who in some ways is more responsible and level-headed than him. Having witnessed the positive change that Vanguard brings out in her brother, she takes up the game herself and becomes a skilled junior player. She has a habit of choosing the cards in her deck based solely on which are "the cutest", but manages to pull together a solid strategy anyway. She is often the first to worry about Aichi when he is in a tough situation or match.

->Voiced by: AtsukoEnomoto (JP), Wendy Morrison (EN)
!!!Tropes
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Notably, she calls Aichi by his name... which is part of the reason Kamui got the impression she and Aichi were actually boyfriend and girlfriend.
* ObliviousToLove: She never seems to catch on to the fact that Kamui obviously has a crush on her.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TookALevelInBadass: Once she gets the hang of Vanguard, she's quite good at it.

!!Shinemon "Shin" Nitta

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Manager of Card Capital. Misaki's uncle. Later he becomes manager of Team Q4 and acts as a kindly, big brother-ish mentor to them.

->Voiced by: Shuuta Morishima (JP), Scott Roberts (EN)
!!!Tropes
* {{Adorkable}}
* BumblingDad: Isn't actually a dad, but fits the other criteria.
* ButtMonkey: Though to a much lesser extent than Morikawa.
* [[spoiler: PromotionToParent: To Misaki after her parents died.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: It's not really scary, but yeah, his glasses tend to cover his eyes. When his eyes, appear, [[TearJerker well....]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in Season 1
[[folder: Team AL4 (Foo Fighter/Asteroid)]]

!!Ren Suzugamori
!!! Royal Paladins (Prior to Season 1), Shadow Paladins (Season 1 & 3) / Gold Paladins (Season 2)

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--> Where there is light, there is darkness. That's one of a pair of truths.

The leader of Team Foo Fighter[[note]]Team Asteroid in the dub[[/note]], the current National Champion and the BigBad of the first season. Ren may seem at times to be [[CloudCuckoolander spacy]], but he has a vicious and sadistic personality that truly reveals itself during Vanguard matches. His outstanding abilities command the respect of everyone around him.

He is actually a Psyqualia user, and can thus foresee the outcome of his matches. However, his overuse of Psyqualia has corrupted his original, gentle personality. He was once a good friend to Kai, but [[spoiler:was abandoned by him after Ren began to abuse Psyqualia, ironically so that Kai would acknowledge him as an equal]].

In the second season, because of the changes to history, Ren never discovered the power of Psyqualia and is still a good friend of Kai. Free from its influence, he is shown to be a gifted and playful competitor who treats Vanguard as a game to be enjoyed. [[spoiler:He reawakens his Psyqualia power during his first game against Aichi, and although he reverts to his previous corrupted personality during their match, he seems unaffected by it after it ends]].

->Voiced by: Creator/AtsushiAbe (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
!!!Tropes:
* TheAce
* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents: In the manga. Ren's father pushed him to be a "perfect winner" and taught him “in this world, there are only two types of people: the losers who are laughed at, and those who laugh at them.”]]
* [[spoiler: {{Adorkable}}: Before he was corrupted by Psyqualia.]]
* BadassBoast: Makes a rather ominous one to Kenji right before [[spoiler: beating him with Blaster Dark]]. He has another one, repeated when he summons his trump card.
--> [[IronicEcho Champions crowned with glory]]... however, there was something that even they were no match for. Where there is light, there is darkness. That's one of a pair of truths. And light can only be swallowed up by darkness... that's a truth, too! Appear from the everlasting darkness, dark spirits!
--> Crying out in despair in the chaos called silence... the power of shadowy darkness, obscuring all vision, is mine!
* BadassLongcoat: As a bonus, it even has proto-ShouldersOfDoom.
* BigBad: Of the first season. [[spoiler: However, there appears to be a BiggerBad out there somewhere...which turns out to be a RedHerring.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: And how.
* [[spoiler: BrokenAce: We have a few minor hints that Ren wasn't always this way.]]
** Confirmed in Episode 49. [[spoiler: Ren used to be a nice guy before his Psyqualia corrupted him.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: [[spoiler: Ren was a kind of weird kid before he was corrupted by Psyqualia.]] It still shows a little bit in his personality even now.
** [[spoiler: UpToEleven in Episode 80 when he doesn't have Psyqualia. He spends the entire episode up until he receives Qualia again making the strangest and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest]] observations and comments possible.]]
** TheDitz: Coupled with the above, he couldn't even tell that Joker X was Tetsu.
* [[spoiler: TheCorrupter: To Aichi, though interestingly he serves only to push Aichi off the edge. Aichi had already taken his own steps towards Psyqualia, Ren just helps him along the path.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Psyqualia.]]
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilCounterpart: To Aichi. His deck is full of darker versions of Aichi's cards, especially Blaster Dark to Aichi's Blaster Blade.
** Episode 49 hammers it home, showing that [[spoiler: Ren was essentially a more cheerful Aichi before he acquired Psyqualia.]]
* EvilRedhead
* [[spoiler: HesBack: Somewhat. Season 3 marks a return of his more serious and darker personality from the first season as opposed to the NiceGuy of the second, because his memories and his Shadow Paladins have been unsealed. He's still much more relaxed and friednly though.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ImageSong: "THE END OF TURN".
* {{Invocation}}:
--> Appear from the everlasting darkness, dark spirits! I Ride... Blaster Dark!
--> [[spoiler: Envelop everything in darkness, my avatar! I Ride... Blaster Dark Revenger!]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku.' Seems to switch to 'watashi' when, in his own words, he's being "serious."
* {{Jerkass}}: Infamous for it.
* KnightOfCerebus: Prior to his arrival, Vanguard was relatively light-hearted and normal by card game anime standards. Afterward... well, in the episode right after his appearance, [[spoiler: Misaki suffers a breakdown brought on by the memory of her parents' deaths]]. Ren is most definitely the bringer of CerebusSyndrome to Vanguard.
* Leitmotif: While he's occasionally associated with Psyqualia's theme, his grade 3 rides and Final Turns during Season 1 are typically paired with "Ren's Power". [[spoiler: Which makes its return in Season 3, when he decides to treat his Reversed Teammates seriously.]]
* MightMakesRight: One of his beliefs while corrupted by his Psyqualia
--> '''Ren''': It's as I said. The powerless fall into despair... and those with power get all the glory.
* [[spoiler: OhCrap: Has a very satisfying moment of uncertainty when Aichi's darker side point out that neither of them can predict the outcome of their battle. To his credit, he recovers almost immediately.]]
* PsychicPowers: Psyqualia, which he introduced.
** [[spoiler: He's implied to have lost this at the end of Season 1, along with Aichi.]]
** [[spoiler: And as of Episode 80, he has it again. [[SarcasmMode Great.]]]]
* PsychoticSmirk: When he doesn't go for a straight-up SlasherSmile.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedOniBlueOni: He and Aichi match each other this way. Complete with ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
* RefugeInAudacity: Delivering a TakeThat to every Cardfighter in Japan on national TV.
--> '''Ren''': Please continue doing your best at wasting time and effort.
* SeriousBusiness: Card games are to him, apparently. Probably due to his Psyqualia.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Sports one only in Season 1. Drops it when he become a nice guy. Lampshaded by Bushiroad's staff as they are a sign of a "Last Boss" character.
* SlasherSmile: All the time. He takes it UpToEleven in episode 63.
* SmugSuper: His speech before the finals of the second nationals more or less consists of "Congratulation for making it this far. Too bad I have psychic powers that make me unbeatable. Have fun!"
* [[spoiler: [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over Japan]]]]: [[HiddenAgendaVillain Possibly]] his aim, as he mentions this in [[spoiler: Kai's flashback in Episode 49.]] Of course, he could have been lying. [[HiddenAgendaVillain Who]] [[{{Jerkass}} knows]].
* [[spoiler: NiceGuy: Before and after he gets Psyqualia.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Frequently proclaims this to Aichi later on, based on the fact that [[spoiler: they both sought overwhelming power and received Psyqualia.]]
--> '''Ren''': Wanting power, seeking to become stronger than anyone... that is truly the true Aichi lurking within you. Yes, just like me!
* [[spoiler: UsedToBeASweetKid: Before he got Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: After Aichi's speech to him in Episode 53, Ren looks noticably shaken, and he later has a flashback to the speech. This may suggest a larger breakdown later on...]]
** Which happens 12 episodes later, [[spoiler: when Aichi rides Majesty Lord Blaster and says he's through rejecting Ren and Psyqualia.]]
---> [[spoiler: '''Ren''': I won't accept anyone!]]
* WarriorPoet: Before his match with Koutei, the two have a little banter regarding Koutei's team name. Ren later provides an IronicEcho of this banter before delivering an ominous speech.

!!Tetsu Shinjou
!!!Dark Irregulars

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--> Friends...With that attitude, you can never be the strongest.

Ren's second-in-command and the number two of Foo Fighter. Known as the "General" of [=AL4=]. A very gruff and serious person, he's completely loyal to Ren. [[spoiler: One of the founding members of Foo Fighter, along with Ren and Kai.]]

->Voiced by: TetsuInada (JP), William Scott (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* AntiVillain: He's a NobleDemon. [[spoiler: And that's without mentioning how he refuses to abandon Ren in Episode 49's flashback.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: His surname was only revealed through the official website. In-series he registers in tournaments as "Tetsu" alone.
** His surname is finally spoke on-screen in [[spoiler: Kai's flashback in Episode 49]].
* BadassBaritone: He has quite an impressive on-screen win-loss ratio, his only losses being [[spoiler: to Kai and Ren in the episode 49 flashback]]. Combine that with the voice of TetsuInada, and you have this trope.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Was reversed by Kai and then snapped out of it when Ren defeated him.]]
* DarkIsEvil
* TheDanza: Shares the same given name with his seiyuu, TetsuInada.
* TheDragon: To Ren. However, [[spoiler: Episode 49 indicates that he stands by Ren because he can't bring himself to abandon him, as opposed to supporting his aims.]]
--> '''Tetsu''': I can't desert Ren.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kai. [[spoiler: Both are the immediate supporters to TheHero and the BigBad respectively. While Kai deserted Ren after he became addicted to Psyqualia, Tetsu remained at Ren's side and refused to abandon him.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: He has possibly the deepest voice of any character so far.
* LargeAndInCharge: Second-in-command actually, but still runs with the trope.
* TheLegionsOfHell: His Dark Irregulars include quite a few demonic units, particularly his ''Demon World Marquis Amon''.
* NobleDemon: Most of the time, he's quite reasonable, if gruff.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During the Japan stage of the Asia Circuit. Even though it's obvious who he is Ren, Morikawa and Kamui don't recognize him.]]
* RedBaron: The General.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: To Kamui, after hearing a speech explaining why he'll never surrender because he has his friends.
--> '''Tetsu''': Friends...With that attitude, you can never be the strongest.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Aichi.
--> '''Tetsu''': This is the form which best suits your power.

!!Asaka Narumi
!!!Pale Moon

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--> Ever since then, I've been fighting only for Ren-sama.

The number three of Foo Fighter. Known as the "Assassin" of [=AL4=]. She's [[SubordinateExcuse devoted to Ren]], and fights to get his acknowledgement.

->Voiced by: HitomiNabatame (JP), Laura Rushfeldt (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Was reversed for a time until she snapped out of it when Ren defeated her.]]
* TheDarkChick
* DistaffCounterpart: She resembles an older, genderswapped Aichi.
* EvilCounterpart: To Misaki.
* IcyBlueEyes
* LargeHam: She likes to ham it up when she's cardfighting, treating her turns as a big show, in keeping with her deck's circus theme.
* RedBaron: The Assassin.
* SubordinateExcuse: For Ren.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Kyou Yahagi
!!!Spike Brothers (Seasons 1 - 3)/Megacolony (Season 2)

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An egomaniacal SmugSnake. He begins as the fourth member of AL4, but gets kicked out after losing a tournament match (and due to his [[TheStarscream obvious aspirations for Ren's position]]). Blackballed from professional Vanguard, he forms his own TerribleTrio with other rejects called "Team Avenger" and vows revenge, becoming the show's resident GoldfishPoopGang.

->Voiced by: Creator/AkenoWatanabe (JP), Cole Howard (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BeetleManiac: In season 2, after switching clans to Megacolony. At one point he even parades around in a giant beetle costume.
* BraggartBoss
* BrattyHalfPint
* DetachedSleeves: His initial/default outfit.
* TheDeterminator: It must be said, he ''never'' gives up on defeating the most powerful characters. Even directly after being brutally defeated and [[MindRape mind-raped]] by [[spoiler: Aichi]], he's still ranting about how he'll fight again and win.
** This is a guy who refused to move out of the way of an ''avalanche'' to finish a Cardfight.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kamui, kind of.
* GoldfishPoopGang: He and the rest of Team Avengers are this.
* HumiliationConga: First he's utterly crushed by Kai, after [[SmugSnake bragging about how he'd beat him.]] Then he gets kicked out of AL4, blackballed by every other card shop (because no-one wants to incur the wrath of Ren), finally breaks down after seeing Ren on television, then even after pulling himself together enough to form his own team, he gets crushed by [[spoiler: Aichi]] with a dose of MindRape on top.
** In a much more light-hearted manner, every appearance he makes in Season 2 is a part of one.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In Season 2. He just keeps trying without success.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses 'ore-sama', which ought to tell you [[SmugSnake what he's like.]]
* JustifiedTutorial: His battle with Leon in Season 2 (and the reason Kyou switches clans) is basically to demonstrate how a well-built Megacolony deck can shut down an Aqua Force deck. [[spoiler:He plays a near-perfect game but still loses because... well, it's Kyou]].
* LaughingMad: During his flashback in Episode 41 when he sees Ren on a TV. [[spoiler: And again when Aichi's prediction about the end of their match comes true.]]
* ManInWhite: Apart from his brief EvilCostumeSwitch after forming team Avengers, he tends to stick to all white ensembles.
* OnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Feels this way towards Ren. This is especially apparent in season 3, as he pulls a YouShallNotPass on the [[spoiler:Link Joker possessed]] Fukuhara students trying to fight Ren simply because he doesn't want any of them to defeat Ren before he does.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Objectively speaking, Kyou is one of the top Vanguard fighters in the series. The problem is that he's not ''quite'' as good as the top-tier players, who he always ends up fighting. To wit, his five on-screen losses have been to Kai ([[InvincibleHero who never loses]]), two Psyqualia users (which gives them an unfair supernatural advantage) and Tetsu (who was already his superior in AL4).
* RedBaron: "Crusher" Kyou.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After he's thrown out of Foo Fighters, he forms Team Avengers to try and get revenge for his humiliation.
* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream: Attempts to beat Kai in order to usurp Ren, but it backfires. Horribly.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Ren finally acknowledges him and calls him by name in episode 129.
* UnknownRival: To Ren. In the anime, he's trying to overthrow Ren and take his place. In the manga, he simply wants to impress him as, even though he's part of AL4, Ren doesn't even acknowledge him or even remember his name.
* VillainousBreakdown: When he realizes Kai will beat him. [[spoiler: And then again in Episode 42.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team Caesar]]
A world-class team first introduced in the Nationals. After [[spoiler: Ren effortlessly defeats them in the finals]], they hold the Caesar Vanguard Training Camp for Q4, creating a SempaiKohai type relationship between the two teams.

!!Kenji "Koutei" Mitsusada
!!!Dimension Police

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The leader of Team Caesar. His nickname is derived from the kanji for 'emperor', fitting Kenji's knowledge of Roman history. Relaxed and easy-going, he doesn't seem much like a champion-level player, but proves his mettle when his team reach the finals of the Nationals. [[spoiler: However, he is crushed by Ren when the latter calls on his Psyqualia and his Blaster Dark]].

->Voiced by: KenjiAkabane (JP), Jeff Punyi (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: He's up there with Ren at the top of the nation's players.
* AlternateCharacterReading: Mitsusada (光定) = ''koutei'' = emperor (皇帝).
* BackToBackBadasses: With Leon in episode 138.
* BadassLongcoat
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kai in episode 135. He gets better once he loses to Leon.]]
* [[spoiler: CurbStompBattle: On the recieving end of one at Ren's hands during the finals of the first Nationals]].
* TheDanza: Shares the same given name with his seiyuu, Kenji Akabane.
* FanNickname: DT, which is the acronym of Doutei (Man virgin), which in turn is a pun of his in series nickname "Koutei"
* GrayEyes: Serves a mentor figure via the Caesar Vanguard Training Camp.
* HotBlooded: His [[spoiler: Final Turn]] in Episode 82 features Koutei acting like a super robot anime protagonist. Complete with CallingYourAttacks at the top of his voice.
--> [[spoiler: BURNING JUSTICE SWOOORRRDDD!!!]]
* [[spoiler: MightMakesRight: When Reversed.]]
* NiceGuy: Incredibly so, no matter how rude someone is to him.
* [[spoiler: [[PutOnABus Put On A Plane]]: Announced that he was going to study at the Singapore Institute of Technical Studies.]]
** [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack The Plane Came Back]]: Returns in episode 135 with a new and improved Dimension Police deck, only to get reversed by Kai.]]
* RedBaron: 'Koutei' - The Emperor.
* ShrinkingViolet: Of sorts. He hates being to center of attention when not cardfighting, but in a match he can easily reach super robot anime protagonist levels of HotBlooded, as shown in episodes 82 and 86.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Episode 82, [[spoiler: he beats Ren]]. He's also the first non-main character to [[spoiler: get a Crossride Unit]].
** In Episode 136, he is revealed to be even weaker than [[ButtMonkey Gai]] in the past. But by learning from mistakes and constant training by Yuri, he is able to surpass the both of them and even become the National Champion.
* WarriorPoet: He has some discussion with Ren about Team Caesar's naming prior to their match. He is also quite knowledgable of Roman history.
* TheWorfEffect: Suffers from this along with the rest of his team. [[spoiler: Except when he pulls out Great Daiyusha and crushes Ren with it in Episode 82.]]
* UpToEleven: He's the first non-main character to [[spoiler: get TWO Crossride Units]].

!!Yuri Usui
!!!Dimension Police (Season 1) / Dimension Police/[[spoiler: Oracle Think Tank]] (Season 2)

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The only female member of Team Caesar. She was Aichi's opponent at the training camp. She is later revealed to run a Stand-based Dimension Police deck focusing around the synergy between Miracle Beauty and Enigman Rain, as well as revealing a rather more reckless and energetic persona in card fights.

->Voiced by: Mayuki Makiguchi (JP), Leda Davies (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* AttackAttackAttack: She uses a variant of Dimension Police focused around mass standing to get more attacks, similar to Kamui's Nova Grapplers.
* {{Badass}}: Her fighting style may essentially equate to luck, but damn if she doesn't make it look awesome while doing it.
* CoolBigSis: Her usual persona. However, when it comes to serious fights...
** HotBlooded: ...She's this, with a good side helping of SeriousBusiness.
** * Tsundere: When Kenji is involve.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kenji in episode 136. She gets better once she loses off screen.]]
* LightIsGood: Her Dimension Police in general, but especially Enigman Rain. Yuri herself is helpful and kind to the members of Q4, if...[[HotBlooded enthusiastic at times]].
* MagicPokerEquation: She claims to be able to call out her Triggers like an empress commanding her subjects. [[spoiler: At the end of her fight with Misaki... she does exactly this.]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Enigman Rain. To be fair, it's not an actual angel, but an angelic alien.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During the Japan stage of the Asia Circuit. Misaki isn't fooled.]]
* RedBaron: The Empress.
* SempaiKouhai: She fought against Aichi and gave him a tip for his deck.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In Season 3, when Kenji is involved.
* WhoWearsShortShorts

!!Gai Usui
!!!Dimension Police

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Yuri's younger brother, and the third member of Team Caesar.

->Voiced by: Setsuji Satou (JP), Phil Fulton (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* ButtMonkey: In Episode 54 due to his sister.
* {{Keigo}}: Notably, he's one of the most formal-speaking of the entire cast.
* RedBaron: The Gladiator.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Card Shop PSY]]
A mysterious trio of sisters who run [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday Card Shop PSY]], supporting the main characters by giving them rare cards and challenging their skills in cardfights. They also form the [[IdolSinger idol group]] "Ultra Rare". [[spoiler:Their true goal is to find and aid those with the power of Psyqualia, under the instruction of Takuto Tatsunagi, so that they may find a Vanguard to help quell the chaos on Cray]].

!!Suiko
!!!Angel Feather (Season 2 & 3)/[[spoiler: Link Joker]] (Season 3)

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The eldest of the sisters, a calm and composed person.

->Voiced by: Aimi Terakawa (JP), Nikkita Bradette (EN)

!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy: In episode 130, after being corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* [[spoiler: FacialMarkings: Just like everyone else who has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: In season 1.
* ManipulativeBitch: She was willing to hold back information about [[spoiler: Psyqualia]] from Aichi after confirming he had it and had no problems with [[spoiler: Ren and Aichi's [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide personalities being distorted]] by it, she may have even toyed with it based on her handing them stronger cards,]] so long as she got results.
** 0 Start Set reveals that she was the one who introduced [[spoiler:psyqualia to Ren, setting him on the path to being DrunkOnTheDarkside.]] It seems that she'll go to any lengths to get the [[spoiler:psyqualia]] fighters she needs.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Most notable with how she's willing to support [[BigBad Ren]] due to the fact that she needs someone with [[spoiler: Psyqualia]].
* YinYangClash: [[spoiler: The cards she offers Aichi and Ren.]]
--> '''Suiko''': [[LightEmUp Light which blankets the darkness...]] [[CastingAShadow darkness that swallows the light...]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Kourin
!!! Royal Paladins (Season 1 & 3) / Angel Feather (Season 2)

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Kourin is the middle sister of Card Shop PSY, acting as their main Cardfighter. Although she is very temperamental and cold, she is also the most conflicted about their mission and [[spoiler:secretly works against her sisters to rescue Aichi from the corrosive effects of his Psyqualia addiction]].

In ''Link Joker'', she is enrolled in Miyaji High School under the name "Kourin Tatsunagi" and joins Aichi's new Vanguard Club.

->Voiced by: SuzukoMimori (JP), Stevie Forzani (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BikerBabe: She rides a motorcycle - and in a white jumpsuit, no less!
* [[spoiler: FakeMemories: When Aichi asks her about Royal Paladins in Season 2, like everyone else, she can't remember that Clan.]]
** [[spoiler: She could have been faking it, she seems to understand everything that's going on.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: What she intends to become in Season 3.
** NewTransferStudent
* [[spoiler: SpannerInTheWorks: Set up as this to Suiko in Season 1, though [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot it mysteriously never seems to really resolve]]...]]
* {{Tsundere}}: For Aichi.
* WomanInWhite: All three sisters wear white when in their Ultra-rare outfits, but Kourin is the only one who wears all-white all the time.

!!Rekka
!!!Angel Feather

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The youngest of the sisters. She puts on a [[{{Kawaiiko}} cute and cheerful]] persona, but BeneathTheMask she can be glib and highly-competitive.

In ''Link Joker'' she is enrolled in Miyaji Middle School and goes on to establish the "Cardfight Circle" with Emi Sendou and Mai.

->Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjou (JP), Michelle Molineux (EN)

!!Tropes:
* BadassAdorable: [[spoiler: Deceptively skilled, she manages to throw together a Deck from cards that just came out. Which she then [[CurbStompBattle owns Misaki with.]] Watch out.]]
* BrutalHonesty: [[spoiler: Informs Misaki that since she hasn't spent the weeks since the Nationals upgrading her Deck, she'll never win the VF Circuit.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments.
* TheGadfly: She occasionally seems to like to push people's buttons just because [[ItAmusedMe it's more interesting that way]]. Especially [[{{Tsundere}} Kourin]].
* GenkiGirl
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* MegaTwintails
* RoseHairedGirl

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Jun Mutsuki
!!!Dark Irregulars (Season 1)/Dimension Police (season 2)

An "underground fighter" who makes his living playing Vanguard on the street and roughing up those who lose to him. Despite this, he has his own code of honour and keeps the members of his gang under control. [[spoiler:He reappears toward the end of season two as one of the members of Team Unknown, under the alias "King Z".]]

->Voiced by: KenjiNojima (JP), Brett Olsen (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BadassLongcoat
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Becomes friends with Miwa and Kai after Kai defeats him.
* TheLegionsOfHell: Like Tetsu, he uses Dark Irregulars.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: During the Japan Stage of tha Asia Circuit.]] Not that he needed it.

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in Season 2 (''VF Asia Circuit'')

[[folder:Takuto Tatsunagi]]
!!!Gold Paladins (Season 2)/[[spoiler: Link Joker]] (Season 3)

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Chairman of the Tatsunagi Foundation, he and his financial group are the hosts of the VF Asia Circuit. He appears at Card Capital at the beginning of the second season and fights Aichi.

[[spoiler:He possesses a powerful variation of Psyqualia that allows him to rewrite memories and grant Psyqualia to those with potential. With the aid of Ultra Rare, who act as his agents, his mission is to find a suitable human Vanguard who can unite the warring clans of Cray against the dark force known as Void]].

In the ''Link Joker'' arc, [[spoiler:he is possessed by an agent of Void against his will and becomes one of the main antagonists of the season]].

->Voiced by: Creator/AyahiTakagaki (JP), Patricia Bacchus (EN)

!!!Tropes
* BigBad: He's being set up as this for Season 2.
** NonActionBigBad: If the above is true. All he's done is fight Aichi and Kai so they wind up with their current decks and [[spoiler: give Aichi, Ren, and Chris Psyqualia]]. Other than that, he just sits back and watches the teams duke it out.
** [[spoiler: In Episode 98, he reveals that the entire point of the Asia Circuit was to find teams who were capable of leading Cray against the Mysterious Force.]]
** [[spoiler: BigGood: While it remains to see if it holds completely true in Episode 99 its revealed that Leon, not him, is the BigBad with the Void acting as the Bigger Bad.]]
** He's very definitely the BigBad in season 3, due to being [[spoiler: possessed by Link Joker.]] Though just like in season 2, [[spoiler:VOID]] takes up the role of the BiggerBad.
* CreepyChild: In season 3, when [[spoiler:possessed by Link Joker.]]
* CrossDressingVoices
* TheCorrupter: To [[spoiler:Christopher Lo, Aichi and Ren]] in season 2, due to [[spoiler:giving them all access to psyqualia.]] He's also this to [[spoiler:Kai]] in season 3, as he drives him to [[spoiler:accept the power of Link Joker.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Pulls this stunt in the opening episode of the second season on Aichi.
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession: Believed to be the one who possessed Rekka in Season 1's finale.]]
** One interpretation of the Asia-Hen finale is [[spoiler: that Takuto himself was possessed by Ezel, based on how he changed after returning from Cray, without his FacialMarkings.]]
** In season 3 [[spoiler:he's once again on the receiving end of this, as he is forcibly possessed by Link Joker. This turns him into the BigBad for the season.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Decil from ''[[MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]''. They first appear as a DeliberatelyCuteChild, but make the most of that appearance to mess with the 14/15 year old protagonist's head, whilst dropping some unsettling lines, and guide him along the path where they wait, while dragging innocents into their conflict. Both [[ImprobableAge young]], both with gold eyes and both with [[HeyItsThatVoice the same voice.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch]]: Happens in season 3, after being [[spoiler:possessed by Link Joker.]]
* FacialMarkings: The green line on his forehead, it appears on Beaumains in the first episode and Ezel in the opening, leading to quite a few EpilepticTrees that he's actually from Cray/is Ezel.
** [[spoiler: Confirmed to have disappeared in the 2nd season finale.]]
** [[spoiler: He gets a red diamond in its place under Link Joker.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Oh so very much.
* ImprobableAge: Runs the Tatsunagi Financial Group.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Is very, very skilled at doing this after being possessed by Link Joker in season 3, as Kai found out the hard way.]]
* PsychicPowers: [[spoiler: During his fight with Aichi, he drags Aichi into a vision of the Royal/Shadow Paladins and Kagero sealing. After he's disappeared, he's either rewritten everyone's memories, with the exception of Aichi (but at least Kai's), or sent the two of them to an AlternateUniverse.]]
** During the Circuit, he [[spoiler: shows off his ability to give Psyqualia to others.]]
* ManInWhite
* StealthHiBye: [[spoiler: More like Teleport Hi Bye regarding his fights with Aichi and Kai.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Has an extremely pretty pair of golden peepers, and has PsychicPowers which allow him to [[spoiler:possess people, grant psyqualia, rewrite memories and drag people to different worlds.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His speech to Aichi in Episode 1 of Season 2 indicates that he is doing what is necessary to save [[spoiler: Cray]] from [[spoiler: the mysterious force]].
** [[spoiler: Not just Cray, he wants to SaveBothWorlds.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Initially seems to be this in season 2, but eventually he's revealed to be [[spoiler: the BigGood who is trying to SaveBothWorlds.]]
** Season 3 [[spoiler:plays this straight, as he becomes the BigBad after being possessed by Link Joker.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team S.I.T Genius]]

!!Christopher Lo
!!!Great Nature

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The leader of S.I.T. Genius, and the number one student at the Singapore Institute of Technical Studies (S.I.T.) His deck's specific theme is using School Hunter Leo-pald to revive the units he sacrifices via ExplosiveOverclocking.

->Voiced by: SayuriYahagi (JP), Sam Krochmal (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce
** BrokenAce: He has shades; as the top player at the university, he feels that everyone expects him to stay number one and is always working towards that, but it's clear he's felt the pressure.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Psyqualia.]]
** [[spoiler: As of Episode 99, Void seems to have stepped in to corrupt him further.]]
*** [[spoiler: Now he gets reversed by Kenji in episode 135. He gets better once he loses off screen.]]
* [[spoiler: DrunkOnTheDarkSide: When under the influence of Psyqualia and Void.]]
* [[spoiler: LonelyAtTheTop: Describes this in Episode 99, saying that everyone expected him to remain number one and that he couldn't have friends because of that. That said, he was DrunkOnTheDarkSide at the time.]]
** [[spoiler: It is the TruthInTelevision. When you are the best in an institution, people around you expect you to do better, especially prominent in certain Asian countries where pressures from parents and peers can go out of control. Though there is nobody to stop you from making friends with others, but the time and effort you pour in to remain at the top may cause one to sacrifice their time for socializing, thus ended up lonely. Chris' reaction is just like one who has snapped from the enormous pressure.]]
* NiceGuy: He's quite polite and reasonable to the main characters, even admonishing his teammates for being rude to them. [[spoiler: Seems to be a prerequisite for Psyqualia...]]
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: In his fight with Aichi, Takuto gives him Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: PsychoticSmirk: When under the influence of Psyqualia.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Fan subs of his name range from "Chris Falo" to "Christopher Flow".
* TokenGoodTeammate
* [[spoiler: TookALevelInJerkass: Thanks to Psyqualia.]]
* [[spoiler: UsedToBeASweetKid: Par for course with Psyqualia.]]

!!Lee Shenlon
!!!Great Nature

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S.I.T. Genius' second in command player. He fights to try and surpass Chris, because he hates being the second best player on the team. He runs a Great Nature deck with a specific focus on using Armed Instructor, Bison's Limit Break.

->Voiced by: Creator/AsamiShimoda (JP), Benjamin Arthurs (EN)

!!!Tropes:
* BrattyHalfPint
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed. He gets better]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Shows qualities of this from time to time.
* TheResenter: Towards Chris, since he hates being second best.
* SeriousBusiness: Believes that he can't be second best to ANYONE in anything.
* ShoutOut: His name is a shout out to the Prime Minster of Singapore.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: How he feels towards Chris.
* {{Tsundere}}: Possibly. He shows brief flashes of liking his team in spite of himself, and he [[spoiler: gets angry at Chris when he's a {{Jerkass}} to Pajeel after he loses to Kamui]].

!!Pajeel Ali
!!!Great Nature

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The third player of S.I.T. Genius, an overconfident kid who wants to win Cardfights because he believes [[SeriousBusiness girls like guys who win at Vanguard.]] He runs a Great Nature deck based around using the Locks Ride Chain and the Hamsuke Units to recover lost advantage from the forced retiring imposed by Great Nature's plus Power skills.

->Voiced by: Keiko Nemoto (JP), Sam Duke (EN)

!!!Tropes:

* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed. He gets better.]]
* TheCasanova: Well, he ''seems'' to be successful if his ImagineSpot is to be believed...
** KidAnova
* ExplosiveOverclocking: His deck's theme is actually benefiting from this by a combination of the Hamsuke Units (who can Counterblast on Retire to search a copy of themselves from the deck) and the Locks Ride Chain (the Grade 1 and 2 have skills where when you Ride the next stage of the chain onto them, you select up to two of your Great Nature Rearguards and if any of those Rearguards are retired in that turn's End Phase, you draw a card for each).
* ImagineSpot: One that ''blinds Kamui''.
* SeriousBusiness: 'Girls like guys who win at Cardfights' sums it up.
** As does the whole 'I'll take away your goddess when I win' thing. [[SarcasmMode Vanguard fights, anteing people since 2012.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not helped by the fact his name's ''Arabic''.
* [[spoiler:TokenGoodTeammate: After Chris gets Psyqualia.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team Dreadnought]]

!!Leon Souryuu
!!!Aqua Force

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Leon_1288.png

--> The wind stopped. In other words... this is the Final Turn!

A powerful Cardfighter who uses an "Aqua Force" deck, a legendary clan that was said to have conquered Cray before mysteriously disappearing. Leon is stoic and determined, and uses "the wind" ([[spoiler:actually the power of Psyqualia]]) to sense the flow of a battle.

He is TheChosenOne of the Souryu clan, a family that once ruled the seven seas. As their fortunes were tied to that of the Aqua Force clan on the planet Cray, the Souryu clan went into decline after Aqua Force was sealed away by [[spoiler:the dark force known as Void]]. Leon's goal is to revive the Aqua Force clan, thus bringing his own family back into prosperity.

[[spoiler:To accomplish this, Leon made a deal with Void to sacrifice the Royal Paladin, Shadow Paladin and Kagero clans in exchange for the revival of Aqua Force. Leon then infiltrates the VF Circuit in order to sabotage Takuto Tatsunagi's plans of finding a new leader for Cray that could defeat Void. Having infused his body with the power of Void, Leon's abilities are enhanced to a terrible degree, and he has become the BigBad of Season 2]].

->Voiced by: Daichi Kanbara (JP)

!!!Tropes
* TheAce
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: In Episode 125, he relates an abridged version of his backstory to the Paranormal Society this way, comparing himself [[spoiler: corrupted by Void]] to their current delusion.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Koutei in episode 138.
* BadassBoast: In Episode 90:
--> '''Leon''': Are you prepared? Are you prepared to bring forth a wind powerful enough to change the world itself? I can do that. No. I ''must'' do it!
** And another in Episode 91:
--> '''Leon''': Faced with a raging wind, limits have no meaning!
** We can pretty much conclude he's a master of these:
--> '''Leon''': If I could attain that power, I vowed to defeat my opponent, even if they happened to be a god! And you people are no exceptions!
--> '''Leon''': There are two choices before you. The first is to throw down your hand and lose. [[MortonsFork The other is to keep your hand and lose]].
* BadassLongcoat
* BattleAura: A strange blue-purple one. [[spoiler: Possibly related to his 'new power'.]]
** [[spoiler: Later upgrades to a very dark purple to show his corruption by Void.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad: Seems to be Season 2's.]]
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Or at least, blonde guys are jerks.
** [[spoiler: As of Episode 99, he's decidedly evil.]]
* CatchPhrase: 'The wind'.
* [[spoiler: ChewingTheScenery: In his match with Aichi, by the time he gets around to Crossriding Maelstrom, he's trying it out quite a bit.]]
* TheChosenOne: Believes he is, at any rate.
** [[spoiler: In Episode 98 he even essentially says that he is the one chosen to lead Cray to salvation from the Mysterious Force.]]
* TheComicallySerious: In more comical moments, his [[TheStoic stoic-ness]] becomes this.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Void.]]
* [[spoiler: DealWithTheDevil: He made a deal with Void.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh]]
* {{Expy}}: Fans were pointing out the similarities between Leon and [[YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlus]] well before he actually made his debut.
* IAmTheNoun
--> '''Leon''': In fact, we ''are'' justice!
* {{Invocation}}:
--> '''Leon''': We who carry out justice have no limits! Naval Gazer, LimitBreak!
--> '''Leon''': Behold! Wash away all vice in the flow of a furious flood. Its name is righteousness! I Ride Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom!
--> '''Leon''': [[spoiler: Dragon spun into existence from the warp of the wind and the weft of the sea, live up to the legend in your ideal form! I Crossride Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom!]]
* LargeHam: Especially when delivering speeches about "[[PsychicPower Wind]]", "[[MakingASplash Aqua]] [[KnightTemplar Force]]" and their "[[MightMakesRight ABSOLUTE JUSTICE!!!]]"
* LetMeTellYouAStory: Specifically, his backstory, to the Paranormal Club in Episode 125.
* MakingASplash: Aqua Force.
* ManInWhite
* MeaningfulName: His surname is a nickname for [[TheFourGods Seiryuu, the Dragon of the East.]]
* MightMakesRight: Believes this about himself and Aqua Force:
--> '''Leon''': Ever victorious and thus righteous!
* [[spoiler: MoreHeroThanThou: Tells the assembled members of Teams Q4, New AL4 and SIT Genius to go back home when Takuto invites them to come and save Cray for this reason.]]
--> '''Leon''': [[spoiler: It's simple. You people aren't the leaders that Cray needs. That person is me alone, Leon Souryu!]]
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: The wind is Psyqualia. And then he gets even stronger ones via Void.]]
* PurpleEyes
* TheRival: He's been billed as one for Team Q4.
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: He becomes NotSoStoic once he joins sides with Void, but judging by some of his interactions with Kai and Aichi, he's destablizing in this manner, especially when Kai hits a raw nerve and figures out Leon's afraid of being alone.]]
* TheStoic: Throughout his fight with Daigo, he remains cold and collected throughout.
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: He's just trying to stop his family dying out. It just took a DealWithTheDevil to get the ball rolling.]]
* [[spoiler: WillingChanneler: He's allowing Void's power to enter his body and Takuto's words suggest that it's Void actually working to possess him.]]

!!Sharlene Chen
!!!Aqua Force

A member of Team Dreadnought, along with Leon and her twin sister Jillian. Having grown up with Leon, they show immense respect for him as the heir to the Souryu Clan. She is the more quiet and airheaded of the two, but is prone to outbursts when angered.

->Voiced by: SaoriGoto (JP)

!!!Tropes
* {{Adorkable}}: Constantly, except when she gets mad.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite her adorable and silly personality, she's still an incredibly skilled fighter [[spoiler: plus, like her sister, she's more than capable of putting down a man taller and older than her with ease.]]
* [[spoiler: CuteBruiser / LittleMissBadass]]
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: She wears the hair to the side of her face on the left.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ShoutOut: Her name is a name play of the former popular Hong Kong C-Pop starlet Charlene Choi from the group "Twins".
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* TagTeamTwins: She and Jillian fought all the matches of the Hong Kong stage before the final.
* TaremeEyes
* [[spoiler: UndyingLoyalty: Even when Leon is clearly corrupted by Void, she and Jillian stand by and protect him.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Jillian Chen
!!!Aqua Force

->Voiced by: KanaUeda (JP)

The third member of Team Dreadnought. Compared to Sharlene, she has a sharp tongue and a ruthless temperament, becoming riled whenever someone does not show Leon enough respect.

!!!Tropes
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins
* [[spoiler: CuteBruiser / LittleMissBadass]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: She wears the hair to the side of her face on the right.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ShoutOut: Her name is a name play of the former popular Hong Kong C-pop starlet Gillian Chung from the group "Twins".
* TagTeamTwins: She and Sharlene fought all the matches of the Hong Kong stage before the final.
* TsurimeEyes
* [[spoiler: UndyingLoyalty: To Leon, even when he's working with Void.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Daigo
!!!Royal Paladin

A Legendary Fighter who was introduced in Episode 82, fighting Leon with a Royal Paladin deck. [[spoiler: In the episode, it is revealed that when the Clans were sealed, Daigo was caught in a space time warp, causing him to teleport randomly from place to place, staying in each for only a short time. After losing to Leon, he teleports once again, and it is stated he will likely continue to do so until the Clans are freed.]]

Outside of the anime, Daigo was also a main character in the live-action drama Stand Up! Vanguard. Whether the two are actually the same or not was never explained, since the anime Daigo used a different deck (though not a different Clan). Daigo is of course a real person also, who is associated heavily with Vanguard via advertising.

!!!Tropes:
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* GratuitousEnglish: Endlessly in the anime. One particular sequence has him speaking English until the very last word.
--> '''Daigo''': Hi-Dog Breeder Akane, call! And Counterblast! Come on, Pongal! And Counterblast once more! Soul Saver Dragon... into the tefuda (hand)
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His deck.
* RealPersonCameo
* [[spoiler: TeleportersAndTransporters: A completely non-intentional case in the anime.]]
* [[spoiler: YinYangBomb: In the live-action, he uses Majesty Lord Blaster.]]

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in Season 3 ''(Link Joker)''
[[folder:Miyaji High Cardfight Club]]
The Cardfight Vanguard club formed by Aichi after he transferred to Miyaji High. Their members currently consist of Aichi (President), Naoki Ishida (Vice President), Shingo Komoi, Kourin and Misaki.

!Club-wide tropes:
* FiveManBand: After Ride 113,
** TheLeader: Aichi, the president/captain of the club. Sometimes doubles as TheChick for pulling everyone together.
** TheLancer: Naoki, the vice-president.
** TheSmartGuy: Misaki.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Kourin
** TheChick: Shingo, [[SmallNameBigEgo not that he'd agree with you.]]

!!Naoki Ishida
!!!Narukami
-> Voiced by: Toru Nara

Aichi's classmate in Miyaji High School. He has the look of a aimless {{delinquent}} but is [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife actually looking for something to get invested in]], having been put off by the straight-laced nature of the people around him.

!!!Tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}: Almost anything that involves him and CardfightVanguard.
* TheAtoner: He wants to make up for never stepping in to defend Aichi from the bullying he received when they both attended the same elementary school.
* AttackAttackAttack
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Episode 126]]
* CatchPhrase:
--> '''Naoki''': Strike, my avatar!
* {{Delinquents}}: Not actually one but looks like one.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He is looking for something that "can make his soul burn".
* FaceOfAThug
* [[spoiler:FacialMarkings: As part of being possessed.]]
* HotBlooded
* InsistentTerminology: Calling out "Break Time!" whenever he uses a Break Ride, despite numerous people pointing out that the phrase means "taking a rest". It's become somewhat of a meme in the fandom.
* {{Invocation}}:
--> '''Naoki''': [[spoiler: That voice echoes in the darkness, whispering for me to beat Aichi Sendou! Observe! The ebony flames that burn in the pitch-black darkness! Crossbreak ride! Eradicator, Vowing Saber Dragon "Reverse"!]]
* ItsAllMyFault: He blames himself for Aichi transferring schools after not stepping in to save him and deems himself as bad as the bullies.
* JapanesePronouns: Usually refers to himself using the coarse and informal "ore" but accidentally uses the boyish "boku" when he first copies Aichi's CatchPhrase.
* [[spoiler: MindControlEyes: Episode 126, due to his possession.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Aichi's blue.
* ShockAndAwe: His Narukami deck.
* {{Tsundere}}

!!Shingo Komoi
!!!Various
->Voiced by: HiroyukiYoshino

One of Aichi's classmates in Miyaji High. He is a huge fan of Vanguard, but was unable to play it often due to Miyaji High's straight-laced nature. He idolises Aichi and joins the club in order to get closer to him. Instead of specialising in one clan like most Cardfighters, Shingo has several decks and constantly rotates between them.

!!!Tropes:
* AdjustingYourGlasses: Did it by the corner in the opening.
* {{Expy}}: Looks very similar to [[Anime/YuGiOh Insector Haga/Weevil Underwood]], down to the hair style and glasses.
* {{Fanboy}}: For Aichi and later, Rekka as well.
* MesACrowd: The ace card in his Murakumo deck, Magatsu Storm, can summon additional copies of itself from the Deck for multiple attacks.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SmallNameBigEgo: For someone who professes to be a skilled player of Vanguard, his win-loss ratio is ''pathetic''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Accused of being this for Kourin by Naoki, [[spoiler:even though he was watching Aichi.]]
* TechnicianVsPerformer: The Technician to Naoki's Performer.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: A recurring thing with him. First he underestimates Miwa (because he had never seen Miwa's name in any Vanguard magazines) and then Emi (because she's younger than him and prioritises "cuteness" in her cards).

!!Kourongi Nakamurabashi
The faculty advisor of the Miyaji High Cardfight Club. He knows nothing about ''Vanguard'' and has no real interest in it, but takes his responsibilities with good humour and grace. [[{{Expy}} He is definitely not Takaaki Kidani, the CEO of Bushiroad]].

!!!Tropes:
* {{Expy}}: Looks like Takaaki Kidani, the CEO of Bushiroad. Here's a comparison [[http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff503/karthus/kidani_zps855ff4bc.png picture.]]
* JapanesePoliteness: His manner of speaking is incredibly polite.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miyaji High Student Council]]
The AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil of Miyaji High School. Seeing the Cardfight Club as a disruption to the order of the school, they act as the main antagonistic force in ''Link Joker'''s first arc.

!!Tatewaki Naito
-> Voiced by: SusumuChiba

The President of the Miyaji High School Student Council. Espousing the idea of the "global standard" and [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]], he looks down upon hobbyist pursuits like the Cardfight Club and takes steps to remove them from the school.

* EvilVirtues: He has a strong sense of honour, so even though he stacks the deck against the Cardfight Club and actively plots to remove them from the school, he ''will'' reward them if they pass his challenges.
* KnightTemplar: A very mild version: he seeks to remove the Cardfight Club because they don't fit his ideal vision for the school.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* PrincelyYoungMan
* TheSocialDarwinist
* YouHaveFailedMe: To the Football Team after they fail to defeat Aichi.

!!Juri Suwabe
-> Voiced by: JunjiMajima

The Vice-President of Miyaji High School Student Council. Although he argues for the global significance of ''Cardfight!! Vanguard'', he is utterly devoted to Naito's ideals and acts as his arm in enforcing his wishes.

* TheEvilGenius: To Naito's BigBad, though his schemes so far have been [[PokeThePoodle tame at best]].
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PokeThePoodle: His schemes so far to disband the Cardfight Club have included, "Beat them in a card game so they'll get upset" and "Spread rumours".
* ScaryShinyGlasses

!!Maki Nagadai
-->Voiced by: Reina Ueda

The tight-lipped secretary of the Student Council. Unknown to the other two members, she has ties to the evil force behind "Link Joker" and is under orders to observe the Cardfight Club.

* EnigmaticMinion
* EvilRedhead
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ScaryShinyGlasses

[[/folder]]

!!''Stand Up! Vanguard'' Characters
[[folder:Main Characters]]
!!Hiroki Miura
!!!Kagero

The secondary protagonist of the drama, Hiroki is a withdrawn young man with a passion for Vanguard, who is bullied due to his cowardice. His father is often absent from home due to his work, and Hiroki believes that the man prefers his work to his family. However, with Daigo's assistance, Hiroki comes to challenge those who bully him, and openly fight them at Vanguard. [[spoiler: At the end of the drama, despite losing to Teru's Phantom Blaster Overlord at the tournament, he was able to make friends with the other boy. He confronts Daigo as the latter prepares to leave, reminding him that they have not had a final fight.]]

!!!Tropes:
* KillItWithFire: His deck.

!!Teru Nanbara
!!!Shadow Paladin
--> Hiroki... with all my power, here I come!

A competitive fighter who looks down on the weak, Teru bullies Hiroki due to this. He is taught by Eiji, who instilled the value of the strong over the weak into him, leading him to seek victory at all costs. Using a powerful Shadow Paladin deck, Teru is a major opponent for Hiroki to beat, effortlessly defeating the other boy in their first fight. [[spoiler: At the championships, the two fight once more after Daigo manages to defeat Eiji through sheer luck. Despite Hiroki almost winning with Dragonic Overlord The End, Teru survives due to a Heal Trigger, and ends the game on the next turn with his Phantom Blaster Overlord's devastating Persona Blast. However, he comes to respect Hiroki's strength, and makes friends with him.]]

!!!Tropes:
* DarkIsEvil: His Shadow Paladin deck.
** [[spoiler: DarkIsNotEvil: Until the end of the championship, where he turns out to not be so bad after all.]]

[[/folder]]

!Planet Cray
The characters appearing in the card game "Cardfight!! Vanguard", which is set on an "Earth-like planet" known as Cray. [[spoiler:Cray is revealed to be a real place during the finale of Season 1, with Psyqualia being an ability that allows one to synchronise with the armies across its surface]].

The anime and the flavour text of the cards depict an ongoing storyline unfolding on the surface of the Planet Cray:

* Booster Sets 1-5 introduces the various Clans, and centres upon a civil war unfolding between the Royal Paladins and the dissenting Shadow Paladins as they struggle for control over a unified Cray army.
* Booster Sets 6-9 continue the storyline as the Royal Paladins, Shadow Paladins and Kagero Clans are sealed away by a mysterious dark force, scattering the unified army and prompting new Clans to emerge and fill the power vacuum. The most prominant of these new Clans are the Gold Paladins, a youthful new band of heroes who must find and retrieve the Seven Sacred Beast Armours in order to break the seal and rescue their comrades.
* Booster Sets 10-Present concern the invasion of an extraterrestrial army known as "Link Joker", who seek to conquer the Planet Cray. This forces the various clans of Cray to band together to fight this new threat, and even unseal previously forbidden powers.

!!United Sanctuary
[[folder:Royal Paladins]]
A [[WhiteKnight chivalrous order of knights]] who act as the primary standing army of United Sanctuary. They are personally led by the ruler of United Sanctuary, the "King of Knights" Alfred.

As a clan, the Royal Paladins focus on using their [[EpicHail search and call skills]] to fill the Rearguard as quickly as possible, [[ThePowerOfFriendship gaining power from the number of Royal Paladins in play]] and using skills to support each other.

!Clan-wide Tropes:
* BigGood
* HeroesPreferSwords: Most of the Royal Paladins prefer to use a sword in combat, ranging from traditional longswords and rapiers to [[LaserBlade beam sabers]] and {{BFS}}. Even some of the [[ImprobableWeaponUser Hi-Dogs]] like to use swords and daggers in combat!
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind / TheMenFirst: '''Followed to the letter.''' The Royal Paladins try their best to keep friendly casualties as low as possible and make sure that no one is left behind. As was the case with [[TheNeidermeyer Maiden of Darkness, Marha]], anyone in the Royal Paladins who tries to pull a WeHaveReserves is immediately dealt with appropriately.
* ShoutOut: The Royal Paladins definitely have big shoes to fill as they are basically a modern reincarnation of some of the most [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff universally beloved]] and BadAss [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits bunch of heroes]] ever known: [[KingArthur King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Their primary tactic is to swarm the field and fight together as one cohesive alliance, supporting each other to soundly obtain victory.
* ThemeNaming: After characters in the Arthurian Legend.
* TrueCompanions: The Royal Paladins would ''never'' think of abandoning or sacrificing their friends and allies.
* WhiteKnight: The Royal Paladins are composed entirely of various beings who adhere to the codes of chivalry and honor.

!King of Knights, Alfred / [[GloryDays Alfred Early]] / Liberator of the Round Table, Alfred
->I command you under the name of the King of Knights! Heed my call, my warriors!
->To preserve the smiles of his people, the young King leads knights to battle.
->Stand up again! Golden Absolution!

!!Tropes:
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Father To His Kingdom]]: He always cares about the welfare and happiness of everyone in the United Sanctuary, [[AFatherToHisMen including his Royal Paladin subordinates]].
** The relationship is mutual, with the populace loving their king and the Royal Paladins always ready to answer their beloved king's calls.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Can be quite fearsome when he is together with his [[TrueCompanions nakama]].
* BadassCape
* {{BFS}}: Appropriately called the [[NamedWeapons Great Sword]].
* BigGood
* CoolHorse: A big, ''flaming'' stallion.
* EpicHail: He can call upon his knights to come forth if they are needed.
* GloryDays: A positive take on the trope, many remember Alfred's younger days very fondly much like a folk tale.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Friends and allies rejoice and foes cower in fear whenever they hear the King of Knights has arrived.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He is presumably the King of United Sanctuary, judging from his title of ''King'' of Knights.
* ShoutOut: To KingArthur and AlfredTheGreat.
* TheAce: Was known as the strongest swordsman of the Royal Paladins until he became king, passing on his title of strongest swordsman to Blaster Blade.
* TheCaptain: He is the beloved leader of the Royal Paladins.
* TheGoodKing: He is the living embodiment of the trope.
* TheIdealist: His idealism sometimes leads to disagreements with others, such as with the case of [[TheCynic Dark Sage, Karron]] which [[FaceHeelTurn did not end well]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: With his friends and allies by his side, the King of Knights will not fail.
* [[TheWisePrince The Wise King]]: From ''Alfred Early'''s flavor text, it can be reasonably assumed that this is his character.
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]: [[CoolHorse Magnificent, flaming steed]] in one hand, [[{{BFS}} Great Sword]] in the other, he is ready to fight and lead his [[TrueCompanions retinue of knights]] [[TheWisePrince for the sake of his people]].
* WhiteKnight

!Blaster Blade/Majesty Lord Blaster/[[AwesomeButTemporary Exculpate The Blaster]]/[[BackFromTheDead Blaster Blade Spirit]]/[[IHaveManyNames Blaster Blade Burst]]/Blaster Blade Liberator
-> Courage is the sword of light. Shine forth, Blaster Blade!
-> Light and shadow, grant me power! Now is the time to turn despair into hope!
-> That light will change the world...
-> Reach out... my sword! To the leaders of the new generation!
-> The light of courage illuminates the future. Shine forth, Blaster Blade!

!!Tropes:
* AwesomeButTemporary: Exculpate The Blaster returns back into Blaster Blade after he attacks.
* BackFromTheDead: While technically he's not dead (Only sealed away), but he will be back in spirit/astral/ghost form in the latest booster. Though he now has [[GlassCannon paper thin armor]] and can be retired even by the weakest attack.
* BadassCape: [[http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2012/52/1356615568-20121227221630869.jpg And what a Badass Cape it is]]
* {{BFS}}: His sword, the Blaster Blade. Is only overshadowed by Alfred's [[UpToEleven even bigger]] {{BFS}}.
* CoolSword: His sword, the Blaster Blade, is a sword that [[GaoGaiGar turns courage into raw power]], and he is [[LoyalPhlebotinum the only one]] out of everyone in the Royal Paladins that can properly use it.
** Taken UpToEleven when he becomes Majesty Lord Blaster and combines the Blaster Blade and Blaster Dark. The resulting sword can ScrewDestiny.
* DarkIsNotEvil: As Majesty Lord Blaster, his armor is black, but if anything he's more heroic than ever.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: ''Weaponized'' by Exculpate:
--> His light is so overwhelming that the shadow warriors who used to serve their country entrust their sword and light to the warrior of light.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Majesty Lord Blaster's sword.
* LightIsGood: Incredibly so.
* LoyalPhlebotinum: His sword, the Blaster Blade, is this.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Exculpate The Blaster attacks your opponent's [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ENTIRE FIELD!]]
* RedBaron / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is actually a nickname derived from his CoolSword of the same name. As for his real name, it's either not revealed to us or nobody knows it.
* ShoutOut: An object that turns courage into raw power? [[GaoGaiGar That's strikingly similar to a certain green stone... He then evolves fueled by infinite courage... Sounds similar to a certain cyborg.]]
** [[AwesomeButTemporary Exculpate the Blaster]] returns back to Blaster Blade at the end of the turn, sounds similar to this [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Majestic_Star_Dragon card]].
** Blade seems to represent KingArthur as the messianic hero, as evidenced by his sword's LoyalPhilebotinum nature being similar to only Arthur being able to draw the sword from the stone. Similarly, Exculpate's name seems to be a twisted reference to Excalibur.
* SuperMode: Majesty Lord Blaster, and Exculpate the Blaster.
* TeamPet: Wingal is his trusted partner in combat.
* TheAce: Is known to be the strongest swordsman in the Royal Paladins.
* TheCaptain: Leads his own unit of knights within the Royal Paladins.
* TheLancer: Might be this to Alfred, judging from ''Alfred Early'''s card art.
** [[AllThereInTheManual Confirmed in his backstory]] as a close friend of and confidant to Alfred.
* TheMentor: Is an unofficial mentor to Little Sage, Marron, who follows his unit of knights.
* TheMessiah: Especially once he becomes Majesty Lord Blaster.
* ScrewDestiny: Majesty Lord Blaster's sword can 'put an end to the sorrowful cycle of fate and karma'.
* TronLines
* WhiteKnight: Played as straight as it can be.
* YinYangBomb: As Majesty Lord Blaster he wields both the Blaster Blade and the Blaster Dark, combined into one sword.
** As summed up by Majesty's SP lore:
--> Light is shining shadow. Shadow is silent light. We are one!

!Solitary Knight, Gancelot/Solitary Liberator, Gancelot
->White wings filled with pride. The solitary knight is the one who inherits courage.
-> That courage shall be [[PassingTheTorch passed on to the new generation.]]

!!Tropes:
* CoolHorse: Rides a white pegasus.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBastard: He was born out of wedlock between an elven noble and a human knight.]]
* IneffectualLoner: His title. Otherwise subverted as he values his companionship with [[HoYay Blaster Blade]] and always answers Alfred's calls.
** [[HarsherInHindsight And then we learn the real reason]] he has the title of ''Solitary Knight'' was [[spoiler: due to him being a HeroicBastard and having to fend for himself both in and out of the battlefield]]. Thankfully, [[TrueCompanions he now has friends]].
* LimitBreak
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Sir Lancelot of the Knights of the Round Table]] for his namesake and [[spoiler: [[KingArthur Sir Mordred of the Knights of the Round Table]] for his illegitimate birth.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his title is [[WordOfGod officially translated]] as ''Solitary Knight'', it's arguable that ''Knight of Solitude'' would be more accurate and also uniform with the titles of other fellow knights in the Royal Paladins.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Solitary Liberator's Break Ride allows you to empower three of your rearguards by 5000 power and your vanguard by 10000 power.
* TronLines
* WhiteKnight

!Knight of Silence, Gallatin/Liberator of Silence, Gallatin
->Silence, tells of everything. My sword, thou dedicate.
->The King of Knights worked with his Elite troops to help the young people who are confused in their new positions and responsibilities.

!!Tropes:
* CursedWithAwesome: The reason he wears a blindfold is because he has the ability to see the souls of others. Unfortunately, the souls are so bright that they would instantly blind him without his blindfold.
* LightningBruiser: He can run very quickly and dish out equal levels of superb swordsmanship.
* SeparatedAtBirth: There are rumors that Gallatin may have a long lost twin brother residing somewhere in the Dragon Empire.
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Sir Gawain of the Knights of the Round Table]] by way of Sir Gawain's [[NamedWeapons sword]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name was translated with varied spelling owing to his [[KingArthur Arthurian]] namesake before the release of [[WordOfGod official English cards]].
* TheStoic: His title.
* WhiteKnight

!Knight of Truth, Gordon
->Unshakable, that is the truth.

!!Tropes:
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His nonchalant, seemingly bored attitude in combat combined with [[ImplausibleFencingPowers great fencing skills]].
* [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs Every Man Is Cuter with Hair Decs]]: Wears a yellow ribbon on his pony tail.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Wields a rapier.
* NoSell: His armor is known to be impossible to damage.
* SwordLines: His ImplausibleFencingPowers result in a ''lot'' of these.
* TrueCompanions: Upholds protecting his friends and allies above all else.
* WhiteKnight

!!Little Sage, Marron/Little Liberator, Marron
->My dream is to experience all the mysteries of the world.
->If you're talking about strategy, there are a lot. What if you try to use all of them?

!!!Tropes:
* AmbiguousGender: Assumed male for the purposes of this list, but honestly it's [[ViewerGenderConfusion anyone's guess]].
** WordOfGod says that he is indeed male.
* [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack of the 50-Foot Giant]]: Subverted. While he is supposedly a ''Giant'', he is always presented as human-sized. Might overlap with MeaningfulName.
* CuteBruiser: Packs quite a punch when he zaps enemies with magical electricity.
* {{Megane}}: Might overlap with {{Meganekko}} given his quiet demeanor.
* NiceHat
* TagAlongKid: Is this to Blaster Blade.
* TheMentor: Views Blaster Blade as this.
* TheSmartGuy: Serves as the Royal Paladins' tactician. Otherwise, he's always off [[TagAlongKid tagging along]] with Blaster Blade's unit of knights to learn something new.
* WhiteKnight: Not a formal knight, but lack of a knightly title doesn't make any difference to him.

!!Sage of Guidance, Zenon
-> Now, guided by the sage's wisdom, the hero of light comes forth!

!!!Tropes:
* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: His title is a shout out to {{Merlin}}, KingArthur's mentor and friend.
* TheLancer / TheMentor: Judging from his title, flavor text, and skill, it's possible that he guided Alfred to become king [[{{Merlin}} just like a certain other wizard]].

!!Great Sage, Baron
-> I'm just an old fart. [[DrunkenMaster My powers grow the more I get drunk]], though.

!!!Tropes:
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's just an old fart, or so he says. Once he has a few swigs of booze though...
* DrunkenMaster: Is this in spades.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is one of the oldest living Giants on the planet Cray.
* TheObiWan: Is TheMentor to everyone in the Royal Paladins, teaching them of all the things he learned [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld throughout the years]].

!!Flash Shield, Iseult[=/=]Flashing Jewel Knight, Iseult
-> Chivalry will never be swayed as long as the Flash Shield is present.
-> No! I will not let you go any further!

!!!Tropes:
* CursedWithAwesome: Legend has it that the Flash Shield is cursed.
* DeflectorShields: Her Flash Shield creates a magical barrier in the form of [[InstantRunes magic circles]].
* InstantRunes: The way her Flash Shield works.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Her skill completely blocks an attack on a Royal Paladin.
* NoSell: Nothing, ''absolutely nothing'' will get past her or her Flash Shield.
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Iseult of Ireland]].
* WhiteKnight: Like Marron, the only thing she lacks is a knightly title.

!!Stardust Trumpeter[=/=]Star Call Trumpeter
-> Sound the trumpets! Now the battle begins!
-> Soaring high on white wings, bringing along courage.

!!!Tropes:
* AmbiguousGender[=/=]UnsettlingGenderReveal: Both tropes averted. WordOfGod says she's an angelic girl.
** She might [[HilariousInHindsight help explain]] why ''everyone'' in the Royal Paladins [[UnsettlingGenderReveal thought Darkside Trumpeter was a girl]] and assigned him to the same division as her, though...
* EpicHail: She can superior call any Grade 2 or lower units with "Blaster" in their name. Ranges from [[TheAce Blaster Blade]] to [[EvilCounterpart Blaster Dark]], and even [[TheCameo Blaster Keroro]].
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Hair buns!
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Cue timeskip and we see Stardust Trumpeter has grown up to become the Starcall Trumpeter.
* ThePowerOfRock: Her Magic Trumpet gives her friends and allies the courage and strength to fight on.

!!Barcgal[=/=]Barcgal Liberator
-> When his roar sounds across the battlefield, the heroes will come running.
-> To fight alongside the legendary swordsman. That is the wish of all the knights.

!!!Tropes:
* EpicHail: As a Royal Paladin he can call forth either Flowgal or the Knight of the Future, Llew to come to his aid. As a Gold Paladin he can call a random Liberator unit.
* TheAce: He was the ace of the Royal Paladin High Dogs Unit. As a Gold Paladin he remains a veteran ace.
* WeCanRebuildHim: His flavor text depicts this.

!!Wingal[=/=]Wingal Brave[=/=]Wingal Liberator
-> I know it, you're more courageous than anyone else!
-> Courage is always within you.

!!!Tropes:
* DareToBeBadass: His flavor text.
* RecklessSidekick: Subverted. His recklessness ''is'' his positive trait.
* TeamPet: Is always on the frontlines alongside Blaster Blade.

!!Soul Saver Dragon
-> Its Holy Charging Roar stirs the souls of the brave.

!!!Tropes:
* AmbiguousGender: Has led to much ViewerGenderConfusion.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Easily the largest of the Royal Paladins, as shown by the anime.
* BigGood
* FinishingMove: Its ''Holy Charging Roar'' skill lasts for one turn, so is usually employed in this fashion.
* GuardianEntity: It's the guardian dragon of United Sanctuary.
* LightEmUp: Pretty much an embodiment of the trope.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: It looks very angelic, and tends to appear in flashes of shining light.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Probably the most nonstandard dragon in Vanguard so far.
* [[RousingSpeech Rousing Roar]]: ''Holy Charging Roar''. When Soul Saver Dragon appears on the battlefield, it can power up its allies for a turn.
* SealedGoodInACan: Usually reside in a special realm created by the Sage of Time.
* SealedBadassInACan

!!Sanctuary Guard Dragon
--> Begone, evil! I am the sword, the guardian dragon of this sanctuary!

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The 'White Dragon King' who founded the United Sanctuary and fought to protect it.
* {{BFS}}
* CoolSword: So cool that after his death it was handed down as part of his legacy.
* {{Expy}}: He is more or less KingArthur as a dragon.
* HeroicSacrifice: He fought for the United Sanctuary until doing so killed him.
* LightIsGood
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurFounder: He is the founder of the United Sanctuary.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Known as the White Dragon King, and sacrificed himself protecting the United Sanctuary.

!Beast Knight, Garmore/Fang of Light, Garmore/Great Silver Wolf, Garmore/Wolf Fang Liberator, Garmore
-> Guys, [[ThePowerOfFriendship aid me with your fangs]]!
-> The fighting spirit is the fang to pierce the enemy! Glorious Fang!
-> Roar, silver wolf of the Gods! Glorious Break!
-> The Wolf Fang knight is a [[FamedInStory living legend]], and what the young knights aspire to be someday.

!!Tropes:
* AncientArtifact: His Silver Wolf Armor.
* AnimalMotifs: Dogs at first, then wolves in his Gold Paladin form due to his Beast Armor.
* BadassArmy: Was part of one, and then [[AvengersAssemble formed]] ''another one'' [[TheQuest to go save]] [[SealedGoodInACan the first one]].
* BadassCape
* BigBadassWolf: What his armor represents.
* TheBigGuy: His skill when he was a Royal Paladin fit with Royal Paladin's consistency, and his calling skill when he started as a Gold Paladin is the most consistent one available. Even as a Liberator, his random calling skill can turn into something useful by filling the field.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlingOfWar: His Grade 3 forms all wear shiny gold armor.
* TheChosenOne: Of the Silver Wolf Armor.
* EpicHail: All of his forms have the ability to call out his comrades, but especially Wolf Fang Liberator, whose LimitBreak can cause your field to go from empty to full in one move.
* FourStarBadass
* KnightInShiningArmor
* LimitBreak: Great Silver Wolf and Wolf Fang Liberator.
* TheMentor: Great Silver Wolf, Garmore was this to the newly-founded Gold Paladins.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Fang of Light gets +1000 Power for each Snogal and Brugal on your field.
* WolverineClaws: Attached to his gauntlets.


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shadow Paladins]]
--> ''Give your lives to the cursed dragon!''

A breakaway faction formed by dissenters to the United Sanctuary.

As a [[EvilCounterpart dark counterpart]] to the Royal Paladins, they use the [[EpicHail same swarming tactics]] but focus on [[WeHaveReserves sacrificing their superior numbers]] to fuel the skills of their primary Vanguards.

Following the defeat of their first leader, [[BigBad Phantom Blaster Overlord]], the Shadow Paladins formed a truce with the Royal Paladins. However, they were temporarily disbanded when their new leader- Blaster Dark- was sealed away by a mysterious force seeking to conquer Cray. After Blaster Dark was released, he reformed the Shadow Paladins as the "Revengers", a covert organisation that [[AntiHero would protect Planet Cray from the shadows by any means necessary]].

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AntiHero: The Revengers are effectively the Franchise/{{Batman}} to the Franchise/{{Superman}} of the Royal and Gold Paladins.
* BadassCape: Every single Revenger has a crimson one. Even the High Dogs and the fotresses.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: The reformed Shadow Paladins were offered to rejoin the Sanctuary's official army but they refused, citing that they do not deserve it and need no honour. But they will atone for their sins by protecting the Sanctuary from the shadows.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Royal Paladins.
** Toned down since Season 1, the Revengers seem to be a more AntiHero group in comparison to the KnightInShiningArmour Royal and Gold Paladins.
* FaceHeelTurn: Most of the Shadow Paladins are defectors and deserters from the Royal Paladins, with reasons ranging from philosophical disagreements to [[GreenEyedMonster plain out jealousy]] and even a case of [[DudeLooksLikeALady mistaken gender]].
* ThemeNaming: After Irish/Welsh/Celtic/Scottish myth and legends.
* WeHaveReserves: Unlike the Royal Paladins, the Shadow Paladins don't view high casualties as a bad thing.
** [[BigBad Phantom Blaster Dragon]] takes this to its ultimate conclusion.

!!Blaster Dark/[[BackFromTheDead Blaster Dark Spirit]]/Blaster Dark Revenger
-> Determination is the sword of darkness. Thunder forth, Blaster Dark!
-> [[DoNotGoGentle I have no intentions of being sealed without a fight]]. That is all.
-> [[ThinkNothingOfIt Glorification only belongs in the light]], shadows will only proceed down their chosen path.

!!!Tropes:
* TheAtoner: Dark Revenger is attempting to make up for all that he did in the past by protecting the United Sanctuary.
* BackFromTheDead: While technically he's not dead (Only sealed away), but he will be back in spirit/astral/ghost form in the latest booster. Though he now has [[GlassCannon paper thin armor]] and can be retired even by the weakest attack.
* BadassCape: As Dark Revenger
* {{BFS}}: The [[NamedWeapons Blaster Dark]].
* BlackKnight
* DarkIsEvil: At first
** DarkIsNotEvil: However, he has since become a hero, fighting alongside his rival to protect the United Sanctuary, and founding the Revengers to combat Link Joker.
* EvilCounterpart: To Blaster Blade.
* FaceHeelTurn
* GreenEyedMonster: His reason for defecting is his raging jealousy of Blaster Blade. Ironically, he actually has green eyes.
* TheRival: To Blaster Blade
* TakeUpMySword: After their final confrontation, he gives his sword to Blaster Blade.
* TronLines: The lines are spiky compared to Blaster Blade's straight lines.

!!Phantom Blaster Dragon/[[SuperMode Phantom Blaster Overlord]]
-> Death and Despair are my blades! Shadow Erosion!
-> Abandon all hope! For I am blacker than darkness and a fate worse than death!

!!!Tropes:
* BadBoss
* BigBad: He's the creator of the Shadow Paladins.
* [[spoiler: BigGood: Implied to be this before he went over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* BladeOnAStick: His weapon is a dual-ended lance.
* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsEvil: In spades.
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Seeing the darkness in the people he wanted to protect drove him completely over the edge.]]
* DualWielding: Phantom Blaster Overlord dual-wields twin lances.
* EvilCounterpart: To Soul Saver Dragon and King of Knights, Alfred.
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: According to Phantom Blaster Overlord's Card of the Day profile, Phantom Blaster was once a guardian dragon who protected United Sanctuary, but was corrupted after witnessing the darkness of many thousands of people and became consumed by despair. He fell into an abyss, and rose in his current form.]]
* ForMassiveDamage: ''Damned Charging Lance'' adds ten-thousand Power and a Critical to Phantom Blaster for the turn. If that hits, it will hurt.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: ''Damned Charging Lance''. Taken UpToEleven with the same skill as used by Phantom Blaster Overlord.
* OmnicidalManiac: After becoming Phantom Blaster Overlord, he wants to kill ''everything''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SuperMode: Phantom Blaster Overlord
* TronLines: Phantom Blaster Dragon has two colors, normally at white blue but when Damned/Corrupted Charging Lance is used, it turns red.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: His way of powering his ultimate attack is [[spoiler: to eat members of the Shadow Paladins that have outlived their usefulness]]. Phantom Blaster Overlord however averts this, he powers ''Damned Charging Lance'' with a higher Counterblast and discarding a copy of himself from your hand.

!!Origin Mage, Ildona
-> Nothing can escape from its "long arms".

!!!Tropes:
* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsEvil
* FallenHero: He was once a noble mage who advised all of the people, before they began to ignore him and wage endless wars against each other.
* MeaningfulName: Ildona seems to be a rendering of Il Dana, a title for Lugh, a major god in CelticMythology.
* TimeAbyss: He is said to be even older than the United Sanctuary
* TheUnreveal: Although the lore makes it clear he and Phantom Blaster were good friends, it isn't clear who fell first and who was corrupted by the other.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Darkside Trumpeter/Revenger, Dark Bond Trumpeter
-> When the trumpet sounded, the fallen warrior rose to his feet.
-> Yes... I called you. Do your best.

A girl who served in the Royal Paladins who envied Stardust Trumpeter. Her lore was originally translated as her being a boy who was mistaken as a girl, but recent re-translation has said this was a mistake.

!!!Tropes:
* AffablyEvil: Considering her reason for her FaceHeelTurn, it's questionable whether she's actually evil in nature.
* EpicHail: Dark Bond Trumpeter can Superior Call a Grade 0 Revenger from the deck.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Has the same style of hair buns as Stardust Trumpeter.
* EvilCounterpart: To Stardust Trumpeter.
* FaceHeelTurn
* GreenEyedMonster: Her envy for Stardust Trumpeter led her to join the Shadow Paladins.

!!Darkness Maiden, Macha
-> We'll show them who's more powerful! All troops, charge!

!!!Tropes:
* EpicHail: When she's called to the field, she can call forth other Shadow Paladins to the field.
* EvilCounterpart: To Hi-Dog Breeder Akane.
** Also possibly an EvilCounterpart to Knight of Truth, Gordon, owing to their identical statistics and completely polar philosophies.
* FaceHeelTurn
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Marha? Maaha? Macha?
** English printing of the card confirms it's Macha.
* TheNeidermeyer: She is [[InformedAbility reputedly]] a skilled, cunning commander with the fatal flaw of having almost no care for her subordinates' lives if it will mean the difference between victory and defeat.
* TronLines
* WeHaveReserves: She was placed under house arrest by the Royal Paladins for exercising this belief in her strategy. She defected to the Shadow Paladins soon after.

!!The Dark Dictator
--> My sword shall guide you into the dark abyss...

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: To quote his lore:
--> His sword fighting surpasses that of any swordsman, and his knowledge is greater than that of any sage.
* BadassCape
* {{BFS}}
* CastingAShadow
* TheCaptain: He is the only person besides Phantom Blaster Dragon who the Shadow Paladins will follow.
* CloningBlues: Implied by his hatred of Alfred, who he was based on.
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilCounterpart: To King of Knights, Alfred.
* GeniusBruiser
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Ironically. He gains Power from the Shadow Paladin Rearguards who fight alongside him, and in turn, he can empower them.
* TheStoic: Usually...
** NotSoStoic: Except when he sees Alfred, who he is determined to kill.
* SuperSoldier: Created expressly to kill Royal Paladins by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* TronLines
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]

!!Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom
-> Now is when we show our resolve! Revengers, follow me!

!!!Tropes:
* BadassCape
* BlackKnight
* TheCaptain: He is the leader of the Revengers.
* EpicHail: His Break Ride skill lets him call out any Grade 2 or lower Shadow Paladin from the deck.
* LimitBreak
* MysteriousPast: And no one knows who he is.
* ThemeNaming: Named after Mordred, tying him into the KingArthur theme of Royal and Gold Paladins.

!!Knight of Nullity, Masquerade/Transient Revenger, Masquerade/Nullity Revenger, Masquerade
-> [[TheFaceless Its mask is blank]]. It slashes the enemy without showing feelings nor will.
-> A shadow knight truly understands the vast uncertainty.
-> The knights take on the duties of shadows with pride.

!!!Tropes:
* TheAtoner: As a Revenger, he fights because he is ashamed he allowed himself to be manipulated.
* BadassCape: As a Revenger, Nullity Revenger has a crimson one.
* {{BFS}}: Knight of Nullity and Nullity Revenger both wield one.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Knight of Nullity was brainwashed and controlled by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* DarkIsEvil: As Knight of Nullity due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy.
** DarkIsNotEvil: Transient Revenger and Nullity Revenger
* TheFaceless: He keeps his face hidden behind his armor out of shame at allowing Phantom Blaster Dragon to control him.
* FallenHero: He was once the 'Knight of Transcience' among the Royal Paladins, until Phantom Blaster Dragon took control of him.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: From Knight of Nullity's lore:
--> resulting in there being rumors that he is a but a puppet controlled by the powers of darkness wielded by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* KnightTemplar: His former identity, the Knight of Transcience, is implied to be one:
--> His true identity is “Knight of Transcience”, a famed warrior who exterminated the evil with his merciless heart and sword.

!!Revenger, Raging Form Dragon
-> Those living in the shadows shall take you down with all our might!

!!!Tropes:
* BadassCape
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Was saved by Soul Saver Dragon from the corruption and offered to rejoin the Royal Paladins but it refused, saying that he is too tainted.
* TheCorruption: He was corrupted into an Abyss Dragon by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* {{Expy}}: Of Phantom Blaster Dragon. His skill combines the sacrifice element of Blaster Dragon with the Persona element of Blaster Overlord. And he's an Abyss Dragon serving a prominent role in the Shadow Paladins.
** Fittingly, he's also an {{Expy}} of Spectral Duke, as he also has a LimitBreak which lets him sacrifice three allies to (in a way) stand himself, and is an Abyss Dragon fighting for the side of good.
* UnstoppableRage: Embodies this
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oracle Think Tank]]
A MegaCorp which primarily deals in fortune telling. Their ability to predict the future is so valued that even the king of United Sanctuary seeks their council when making important decisions. A RunningGag is that their weather forecasts are ''never'' accurate.

As a clan, their skills are powerful but highly conditional, and they specialise in manipulating the deck to draw the cards they need.

!!Company-wide Tropes:
* BigGood: The Royal Paladins and the Oracle Think Tank share a close relationship, with the Royal Paladins frequently hiring the Oracle Think Tank's services to predict how their battles will turn out and adjust their strategy accordingly.
** [[TheGoodKing Alfred]] himself frequently hires the Oracle Think Tank to advise him on administering over the United Sanctuary. Considering who Alfred is, it says a lot about the goodness of the Oracle Think Tanks.
* MegaCorp: Played with. The Oracle Think Tank is a mega corporation spanning all of Planet Cray, but they don't have any {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s nor any plans for world domination. Instead, their specialty is in predicting the future, [[AcmeProducts concerning everything from one's love life to tomorrow's weather forecast]].
* RunningGag: Their weather forecasts are ''never'' accurate. If they predict tomorrow will be sunny, it's going to be raining cats and dogs.
* ShoutOut: Numerous references to various religions and fields of science are present in the Oracle Think Tank's members.
* ThemeNaming: After Japanese and Greek gods and deities.

!!CEO Amaterasu/[[SuperMode Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu]]
-> Shape my desire. Project it before me, Yata no Kagami!
-> The sun, strict but loving, lights the way to a shining future.

!!!Tropes:
* BoringButPractical: Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu's LimitBreak allows you to choose one Oracle Think Tank from your deck and add it to your hand. To summarize in one word, players think this LimitBreak is DULL compared to the others. But at least it's practical and allows you to choose which card to be added into your hand, from cards for defense to cards for offense.
* CombatStilettos
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Averted.
* JapaneseMythology: Named after the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu.
* PsychicPowers: Her skills allows you to check the top card of your deck every turn, and then place it either on top or on bottom.
* ThePowerOfTheSun
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Silent Tom
-> Heh, if you wanna catch me, you gotta bring a pretty lady along with ya.

!!!Tropes:
* ChivalrousPervert: Even after death, he still chases after beautiful women.
* FingerGun: His anime incarnation has a literal FingerGun. The TCG/OCG card uses a standard handgun.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Silent Tom Is About to Shoot You]]: The Japanese and English art for the card from the 2nd booster. The Korean version changed it to the anime incarnation of the card.
* UnblockableAttack: His skill prevents the opponent from using Grade 0 Units as Guardians when he attacks.

!!Faithful Angel
-> My lord, ask me if you need anything.

!!!Tropes:
* BattleButler: He's CEO Amaterasu's butler.

!!Battle Sisters
-> An agent force of the Battle Order "Sanctuary Guardians" that was secretly set up by the Oracle Think Tank Corporation in order to capture or kill criminals and unscrupulous companies. The agents are usually dressed up as nuns because ostensibly they are affiliated to the "Church." While the members are all excellent combatants and magic users, there are unexpectedly a lot of members with a quirky personality because they were assigned there due to circumstances that cannot be made public.

!!!Tropes:
* AnAxeToGrind: Maple carries an axe three times her size.
* AxCrazy: A good number of them sound like they belong in a crazy institute...
* {{BFG}}: Chocolat carries a huge minigun. Doesn't mean she can use it properly...
* DestructiveSaviour: Most of the time, especially Macaron and Ginger.
* FriendlySniper: Tiramisu, an expy to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]] until the translator of her lore [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Lores:Battle_Sister,_Tiramis%C3%B9 decided to use his catchphrase to replace hers.]]
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Omelet and Glace.
* GunsAkimbo: Vanilla wields two uzis.
* HammerTime: Assam.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Cookie. Her partner or clean up crew Cream wields a pair of Wakizashi or Ninjato. Monaka wields one as well.
* KickChick: Mocha.
* KnifeNut: Cocoa keeps a stash under her robes.
* [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Luckily My]] [[{{Moe}} Moeness]] [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Will Protect Me]]: Chocolat completely blocks an attack on an Oracle Think Tank unit by shooting her {{BFG}} and then losing her balance trying to handle it.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Fromage. This is the reason why she is elected as the leader.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Chai.
* PileBunker: Macaron wields two of them.
* PsychicPowers: Cocoa has the exact same skill as CEO Amaterasu, only it can be used once.
* [[SadisticTeacher Sadistic Nun]]: Cocoa.
* ShoutOut: The Battle Sisters have clearly Christian influences.
** ToAruMajutsuNoIndex also features religious men and women taking part in combat, similarly to the premise of the Battle Sisters.
* SinisterScythe: Cocotte wields a Scythe Tonfa.
* SlasherSmile: Cocoa.
* ThemeNaming: After food items, especially pastries.
* UnknownRival: Monaka to Cookie. The former wants to challenge the latter to avenge her defeat but Cookie think it's a joke and ignores her.

!!Oracle Guardians
-> A group of statues that come to life, revealing robots underneath.

!!!Tropes:
* BigBadassWolf: Both Red-Eye and Blue-Eye.
* CreepyChild: Gemini is rather...unsettling. But when their face plates open up...
* MoreDakka: Apollon
* NoExportForYou: It's been confirmed by Bushiroad that Oracle Guardian, Hermes will never see a TCG release.
* RocketPunch: Nike
* ShoutOut: Wiseman is obviously The Thinker.

!!Secretary Angel
-> You must go through me for any business with the CEO.

!!!Tropes:
* OfficeLady
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* SexySecretary
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite being invited to work in other companies, she refused them without hesitation, no matter how good the offer is.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gold Paladins]]
A new order of Paladins founded after the dissolution of the Royal Paladin and Shadow Paladin clans during the War of Liberation. Their original purpose was to restore the two Paladin clans to their former glory by [[SealedGoodInACan freeing their leaders from a mysterious seal]].

After they successfully free the sealed leaders, the Gold Paladins are formally recognised by Alfred, who gives them the title of "Liberator" and integrates them into the second standing army of the United Sanctuary. Joined by many heroes from Royal Paladin, the creed of the "Liberators" is to protect the liberty of people across the world and free them from the clutches of evil.

In terms of playstyle, the Gold Paladins continue the swarming and support tactics of their predecessors, but prefer random Superior Calls from the top of the deck and skills that activate when a unit is called from the deck.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AbortedArc: The seven Beast Armors seem to be this, as after we got four of them (Ezel, Garmore, Vortimer, Pellinore), the Blue Falcon, Purple Elephant and seventh armor didn't appear.
* AnimalMotifs: All of them, more or less. This is because most of them wear replicas of the Beast armors that the Gold Paladins have recovered.
* FiveManBand: The revealed Armor Bearers:
** TheHero: Blond Ezel
** TheLancer: Vortimer/Spectral Duke Dragon
** TheSmartGuy: Pellinore
** TheBigGuy: Garmore
* GottaCatchEmAll: The Sacred Beast armors.
* HeelFaceTurn: Quite a few Gold Paladins used to be Shadow Paladins.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: They have been accused of this, largely because they have yet to really differentiate themselves from Royal Paladins in gameplay.
** It turns out that about the only differentiating factor is the topdeck calling aspect.
** The search/call skills of the Royal Paladins tend to be more reliable than the topdeck calling skills of the Gold Paladins. However, the random nature of the topdeck calling also allows for incredible turnarounds if the player draws well. Essentially, the Gold Paladins are riskier to use but with greater rewards.
** Actually, they also have a second differentiatng factor, which is that some Gold Paladins can [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness retire their own rear-guards as an additional cost to activate their skills]], like the Shadow Paladins.
* ThemeNaming: Most of their knights have Arthurian names, like the Royal Paladins.
* TheRemnant: Thematically they're what's left of the two previous Paladin Clans after the 'seal' happened (including Garmore who was originally a Royal Paladin).

!!Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel/[[SuperMode Blazing Lion, Platina Ezel]]
-> [[ThePowerOfFriendship The souls of my comrades give me power.]] I shall [[LimitBreak break the limit!]]
-> Now, the chains of fate are broken! Awaken, sealed warriors!

!!!Tropes:
* AnimeHair: A great big lion-like mane.
* AnimalMotifs: Lions
* BeyondTheImpossible: Invoked. As seen in his quote, above, his Limit Break broke the limit. Platina Ezel is the first to reach Limit Break 5 skill.
* DualWielding
* EpicHail: His skill lets him call a Unit from the top of your Deck.
* Expy: Of King of Knights, Alfred.
* TheHero
* LimitBreak
** Platina's is UpToEleven, seeing as it has the first LimitBreak ''5'' skill, requiring five Damage to activate.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of his skills lets him gain strength from his allies, empowering him by 1000 Power per other Gold Paladin in play.
** And Platinum Ezel can empower every Rearguard by ''5000 Power''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Oh boy this guy got it hard. Zeyer, Eisele, Ezel... it doesn't help that there was a minor FlipFlopOfGod. WordOfGod finally confirmed it as Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel via Card of the Day text.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Often accused of this due to the Beast Armors seeming to become an AbortedArc right around when his Crossride appeared.
* SuperMode: Platina Ezel

!!Knight of Endurance, Lucan
-> The gold paladins relieved people from their despair.

!!!Tropes:
* TheBigGuy: As a Gold Paladin, he's this.
* BloodKnight: During the war, he joined the Shadow Paladins because he loved battle.
* TheBrute: When he was a Shadow Paladin
* HeelFaceTurn: He was a Shadow Paladin during the war, but reformed after hearing Majesty Lord Blaster's speech.

!!Grassland Breeze, Sagramore/Precipice Whirlwind, Sagramore/Battlefield Storm, Sagramore
->A wind blows through the plains. It carries the scent of an unknown land.
->A gentle wind gathers force to become a blade to slash the enemy.
->When the whirling wind becomes a storm, the boy shall become a warrior.

!!!Tropes:
* DualWielding: Battlefield Storm.
* TookALevelInBadass: So much so that he went from Grade 0 to Grade 3. And as a Grade 3, he generated an armor said to be on the level of the Sacred Beast armors.

!!Black Dragon Whelp, Vortimer/Scout of Darkness, Vortimer/Black Dragon Knight, Vortimer/Spectral Duke Dragon
-> Do not take a dragon whelp lightly, because [[{{Foreshadowing}} it will one day take to the skies.]]
-> Many heroes [[AvengersAssemble began to gather around]] the young dragon.
-> Those in the [[DespairEventHorizon depth of despair]] [[HopeSpringsEternal saw within him]] [[{{Reincarnation}} the black dragon's legend]].
-> When a black knight's spear parts the heavens, [[OneWingedAngel the legend shall rise again.]]

!!!Tropes:
* ArtShift: When Spectral Duke's art was revealed, comparisons were made to MagicTheGathering artwork due to the sheer shift in style from usual Vanguard art.
* BlackKnight: As Vortimer
* BladeOnAStick: Black Dragon Knight and Spectral Duke use halberds.
* BlingBlingBang: Though less obvious than Pellinore's, Black Dragon Knight and Spectral Duke have a ''lot'' of gold on their armor.
* CallBack: His skill requirements are the same as Phantom Blaster Dragon's skill requirements. They're also both Abyss Dragons wielding polearm-type weapons.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Very noticeable when you compare Spectral Duke Dragon and the other Extra Booster 3 Gold Paladins to their more mainstream counterparts. Both in art style, and in how Spectral Duke Dragon sacrifices his allies.
* DarkIsNotEvil: His unit setting specifically states so. "The Armour of Black Steed harbours the power of darkness, but this dark is not evil as his will determines the path of this unleashed power should be used."
* DueToTheDead: The difference between the Black Horse Corps and the Shadow Paladins under Phantom Blaster is that the former respect the sacrifices made to achieve victory, and honor the dead.
* {{Expy}}: Of Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Spectral Duke's LimitBreak allows him to attack once more by sacrificing his allies, regardless of whether the previous attack hit or not.
* TheLancer
* LimitBreak
* OneWingedAngel: He is this to Black Dragon Knight Vortimer.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He's implied to be one for either Phantom Blaster or another legendary black dragon.
* ShoutOut: To Vortimer, an ancient king of Britain.
* UnexpectedCharacter: After Spectral Duke Dragon was announced to be a Gold Paladin, just about no-one predicted that he'd carry on [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness the Shadow Paladin use of allies]] over [[ThePowerOfFriendship the Royal Paladin use.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Scout of Darkness, Black Dragon Knight, and Spectral Duke retire their fellow Gold Paladins to power their skills.

!!White Hare in the Moon's Shadow, Pellinore
->With the entrusted feelings in their hearts, the knights set off filled with fighting spirit

!!!Tropes:

* BlingBlingBang
* BlingOfWar: He wears very flashy golden armor.
* DualWielding
* LightIsGood
* LimitBreak
* {{Lunacy}}: Via his name.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: He is able to power up his allies via his skill.
* TheSmartGuy: He's in charge of the Troop that specializes in Recon and Intel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Angel Feather]]
The Angel Feather is a clan of angelic {{Combat Medic}}s.

They manipulate the Damage Zone to their advantage by switching cards between it and the hand or deck. They can also activate skills from the Damage Zone.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Many of their units look like [[HospitalHottie hospital staff]]

!!Mobile Hospital, Feather Palace

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: It’s a general hospital that can transform into a human-shaped robot.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Of all Megablasts revealed so far this unit’s is the most difficult to use, as it needs to be the Vanguard '''and''' needs to hit the opponent’s Vanguard. If you manage to pull it off, though, you can heal 1 damage for each Angel Feather Rearguard you have (so with 5 Rearguards you can heal '''all''' of your damage).

!!Critical Hit Angel

!!!Tropes:
* CuteClumsyGirl: Her card art, her flavor text, and (especially) her card lore all make it clear that she’s this
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: As her name suggests, she’s a Critical Trigger

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Genesis]]
A company founded by the new CEO of Oracle Think Tank, created to help change the fate of the world after she prophesied a doomed future. Their members are inspired by [[GreekMythology Greek]] and [[JapaneseMythology Japanese mythology]].

The clan employs an aggressive card-burn strategy, using skills that Soulcharge multiple cards at once to fuel expensive but powerful Soulblasts.

!!Battle Deity of the Night, Artemis
-> At least, rest in peace. Moonlight Nocturne!

!!!Tropes:
* GreekMythology
* LimitBreak
* {{Lunacy}}
* RedBaron: "Artemis" actually refers to the name of the bow. Every warrior who wields an Artemis-series bow is referred to by that name, and distinguished by the product number (eg: Artemis de Un, Artemis de Deux, etc.)

!!Eternal Goddess, Iwanagahime
-> She's the princess of the rocks. The goddess who brings everlasting peace.

A goddess who rules over the concept of "Firmness", making any surface under her feet a solid foundation. She was once a deity of war who would return from battlefields without any wounds, until the day her face was grazed by a single stone thrown by the enemy. This changed her outlook on life, and now she devotes herself to peace as much as she did to war. At Genesis, she is in charge of creating protective barriers.

!!!Tropes:
* AwesomeButImpractical: Her "Everlasting Vanish" Limit Break retires all Rearguards on the opponent's front row regardless of Grade, but costs a staggering Soulblast 6. Fortunately, Genesis is very good at filling up the Soul.
* BarrierMaiden
* BeamSpam: Her Limit Break, Everlasting Vanish

[[/folder]]

!!Dragon Empire
[[folder:Kagero]]
The Kagero are a group of [[KillItWithFire fire dragons]] that rule the roost in Dragon Empire.

They focus on nullifying the opponent's Rearguard, using skills that force Rearguards to retire or preventing Intercepts. In turn, they gain additional power when an opponent's Rearguard is successfully put into the Drop Zone.

!!Dragonic Overlord/Dragonic Overlord The End
-> Burn, flame of despair! Eternal Flame
-> Put an end to all. Come forth, Eternal Apocalypse!

!!!Tropes:
* {{Badass}}: Dragonic Overlord The End is created by Dragonic Overlord ''burning up his own life-force'' to have the power to [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny face off with Phantom Blaster Overlord and Majesty Lord Blaster.]]
* {{BFS}}
* CastFromHitPoints: His SuperMode is generated by burning up his life-force.
* DualWielding: The End is UpToEleven, it has four arms. It dual-wields a pair of burning swords, and a pair of massive guns!
* FanNickname: Ji Endo for Dragonic Overlord The End, from the Japanese pronunciation of 'The End'.
* FlamingSword: The End wields two.
* HandCannon: The two guns The End uses.
* KillItWithFire: His skill, Eternal Flame, lets him wipe out the entire enemy frontline.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: To the point he burns out his own life just to be strong enough to fight one last battle against his greatest rivals.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Eternal Flame. Just Eternal Flame.
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dragonic Overlord The End]], ups the ante with [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Eternal Apocalypse]]. One of only two cards in the game [[PowerCreepPowerSeep (at the time)]] capable of dealing 6 or more damage by itself.

!!Incarnation of Victory, Aleph
-> Hear the cry of my soul! Eat this, Diablo Buster!

!!!Tropes:
* DemonicPossession
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Can potentially deal 3 damage on its own without the help of Triggers.

!!Blazing Flare Dragon
-> Dragons are immortal and our breath, infinite. The demonic fire, Immortal Flame!

!!!Tropes:
* BFG
* BFS: Wields a sword and a gun!
* DualWielding
* FlamingSword
* SealedBadassInACan: When the three confined dragons come together, the master of the explosive flames will revive.

!!Seal Dragon, Blockade/[[SuperMode Hellfire Seal Dragon, Blockade Inferno]]
-> Vanishing Field! Begone, mere underlings!
-> This cursed magic will now break the seal and destroy the fiery prison!

!!!Tropes:
* PowerLimiter: But it's been broken to fight back against the invading 'Link Joker'.
* TheDreaded: The higher-ups were reluctant to break the seal for a reason.
* SuperMode

!!Dragonic Waterfall
-> Even the largest mountain can be crushed by the thundering waterfall from the skies.

!!!Tropes:
* GuardianEntity: The Guardian Dragon of the [[TheEmpire Dragon Empire.]]
* MakingASplash: And a unique one, in a clan where everyone uses fire as their weapon, it is the only one to attack using water.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tachikaze]]
A clan of [[MilitaryMashupMachine warmachine]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] who [[TheBattlestar double as personnel carriers]].

They tend to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness sacrifice their own units]] as a cost for their attacks, but compensate with skills that [[WeHaveReserves call replacement units]] from the deck.

!!Tyrant Deathrex
-> Tear it apart, Tyranno-Fang!

!!!Tropes:
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* ExtremeOmnivore: The anime showcases his skill of retiring your own units as eating them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: If his attack as Vanguard hits, he retires one of your Rearguards.

!!Military Dragon, Raptor Soldier/Military Dragon, Raptor Sergeant/Military Dragon, Raptor Captain/Military Dragon, Raptor Colonel

!!!Tropes:

!!Destruction Dragon, Dark Rex
-> It's still not enough...... Let me eat you too!

!!!Tropes:
* ExtremeOmnivore: Will eat ''anything''.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Can suddenly appear on the field during his user's battle phase.
* LimitBreak
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Its only purpose is destroying, it has blades all over its body and the fluids of its body are a lethal poison.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Ancient Dragon, Tyrannolegend
-> In the distant past, there was a legendary dragon which devoured everything.

!!!Tropes:
* ExtremeOmnivore: Will eat anything, whether it's organic or inorganic.
* ForMassiveDamage: His {{Limit Break}} gains him an extra 10000 power AND and extra critical, all at the cost of three [[WeHaveReserves expendable]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness rearguards]].
* GatlingGood
* LimitBreak
* StockDinosaurs: A Tyrannosaurus Rex.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nubatama]]
A group of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja beasts and dragons]].

In their original incarnation, they gained additional power when you had more cards in your hand than your opponent, supplementing this tactic with skills that forced your opponent to discard. However, this build was discontinued due to balance concerns and [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute superseded by the Murakumo clan]] until they were reintroduced years later.

Their new speciality is using the Bind Zone to manipulate the opponent's field and hand.

!!Steath Dragon, Voidmaster
-> Turn to stone! Ninjitsu, Evil-Eye Prison!

!!!Tropes:
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* OurDragonsAreDifferent

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Murakumo]]
[[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Another group]] of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja beasts and dragons]], introduced as a sister clan to Nubatama.

They use hit-and-run tactics, calling units from the deck and then returning those units to the deck at the end of the turn.

!!Dueling Dragon, ZANBAKU
-> No one escapes from my sword! Bakugeki Slash!

!!!Tropes:
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* OurDragonsAreDifferent

!!Fantasy Petal Storm, Shirayuki
-> Perish like a dream. Stealth arts, White Out!

!!!Tropes:
* AnIcePerson
* {{Depower}}
* JapaneseMythology: She is a yuki-onna.
* LimitBreak

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Narukami]]
A clan of [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] who rose to the top spot of the Empire after the Kagero were sealed.

After the sealed Kagero clan was freed, the Dragon Empire took steps to ensure the same thing would never happen again and incorporated certain members of the Narukami into a [[SecretPolice new secret fighting force]]: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Eradicators]], whose mission is to literally "eradicate" any and all enemies of the Empire.

Like Gold Paladins, their initial gameplay mechanics were [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute incredibly close to their predecessors]], deploying a high-power offensive game that specialised in targeting Rearguard units. Later, the clan distinguished themselves (to a limited extent) by focusing on abilities that increased their own Critical score.

!!Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion/[[SuperMode Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion "THE BLOOD"]]
-> I will take on all of you at once! Vermillion Thunderbolt!
-> This is the last thunder. Let's go, Vermillion Catastrophe!

!!!Tropes:
* CastFromHitPoints: THE BLOOD is the result of Vermillion drinking the blood of the Dragon Emperor, which gives him great strength at the cost of his life.
* {{Expy}}: A blatant one of Dragonic Overlord.
** Leader of his respective part of the Dragon Empire's military, has a skill to wipe out the opposing front row, base 11000 Power, wings of the respective element, royal title, skills that requires a Counter Blast 3, sacrifices his own life to achieve a SuperMode...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Set 5 the wording for Perfect Guard Units was changed so that they only protected one Unit at a time. Now a set later, Vermillion has the power to attack multiple Units at once...
* LimitBreak: One of the Units with the new mechanic.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: His skill lets him attack the entire opposing frontline ''at once.'' Notable in that he's the first card with such an ability.
* ShockAndAwe

!!Thunder Break Dragon / Eradicator, Vowing Sword Dragon/[[spoiler: Eradicator, Vowing Saber Dragon Я]]
-> Break the dark clouds! Barbaric Thunder Break!
-> Go forth, lightning of destruction! Lightning Overbreak!
-> Looks like you are the ones... who should be eradicated.

!!!Tropes:
* CallBack: He greatly resembles Amber Dragon Eclipse.
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Vowing Saber Dragon Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:DualWielding: Saber Dragon Я]]
* LimitBreak: Chronologically one of the first two Units to have this ability.
* [[spoiler:PersonOfMassDestruction: As Saber Dragon Я, he can retire all of the opponent's rear-guards just for being Crossbreak ridden and using his LimitBreak twice.]]
* ShockAndAwe
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Vowing Saber Dragon Я]]
* [[spoiler:UpToEleven: Vowing Saber Dragon Я is the first Crossbreak ride.]]

!!Vajra Thunder Emperor, Indra

!!!Tropes:
* FanNickname: "Buddha"
* NoKillLikeOverkill: His skill lets him gain an extra critical for every unit of the same name in the Rear Guard Circle. He can hit for critical 6 if you have 3 more Indras and checks into a double Critical Trigger.
* ShockAndAwe

!!Eradicator, Dragonic Descendant
-> Sword of Apocalypse... I'll teach you what that means!

!!!Tropes:
* CoolSword: His sword is one of the two Swords of Apocalypse, mighty treasures of the Dragon Empire.
* {{Expy}}: Like Vermillion, one of Dragonic Overlord. He's even more blatant because his sword is very similar to Overlord's and he's the same color, along with having a skill to stand after attacking. Not to mention using his Especial Counterblast in addition to his LimitBreak results in +5000 Power and standing for Counterblast 3, the same as Overlord.
* ForMassiveDamage: His LimitBreak gives him an extra Critical in addition to standing him.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: If his attack fails to hit, he can discard three Eradicators to stand again with his LimitBreak.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''Eradicator'''. Sword of Apocalypse isn't exactly a non-threatening name either.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* ShockAndAwe

!!Sealed Demon Dragon, Dungaree[=/=][[SuperMode Demon Dragon Ruler of Heavens, Dungaree "Unlimited"]]
-> I'll show you! Even the followers cower in fear of the sealing powers!

!!!Tropes:
* TheDreaded: Was imprisoned underground by the ruler of the Dragon Empire out of fear of his power.
* LimitBreak
* ShockAndAwe
* TheStraightAndArrowPath
* WeaksauceWeakness: If you run out out bound cards, he weakens by 2000 power.

[[/folder]]

!!Star Gate
[[folder:Nova Grapplers]]
A no-holds-barred fighting league that attracts the toughest fighters in the galaxy, with a presentation halfway between ProfessionalWrestling and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts.

They focus on Standing during the Battle Phase to get [[AttackAttackAttack multiple attacks in one turn]].

!!Asura Kaiser
-> The death blow! Kaiser Buster!

!!!Tropes:
* DemotedToExtra: It was featured in the opening, depicted as Kamui's Ace. It was never seen again after Kamui's first fight with Aichi, where Kamui switched to riding Mr. Invincible then switched his deck into a Stern Blaukluger one. The second time we get to see it to shine in Season 1 is Kamui's fight against Tetsu, which is Kamui's last fight in the season.
** Taken a worse turn in Season 2 and Season 3 where Kamui uses a Beast Deity and Raizer centric deck.
* HesBack: It is getting a [[SuperMode Cross Ride]] in EB08.
* TemporarySubstitute: His skill essentially turns all of your Grade 3 Nova Grapplers into Stand Triggers.
* WeaponOfChoice: Has a different weapon in each hand.

!!Mr. Invincible
-> Evil will never prevail! Help the good and punish the evil! Finisher, HELL STAND!

!!!Tropes:
* LaughingMad
* ZergRush: His skill Stands all of your Units. ALL of them.

!!Genocide Jack
-> Useless Rules! Genocide Blaster!

!!!Tropes:
* {{Bowdlerize}}: His English name is Brutal Jack.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: He repeatedly loses matches on Cray because he's so damn unsporting.
* WeaksauceWeakness: You can't attack with it unless you Counterblast a card.

!!Three Minutes
-> 3 minutes! I'll defeat you in 3 minutes!

!!!Tropes:
* BadassBoast: Just read his flavor text.
* FishOutOfWater: The only Human in a clan filled with Aliens, Battleroids, and Workerloids.

!!Beast Deity, Azure Dragon/Ultimate Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon
-> Do you want to suffer the Finish Hold of the [[TheFourGods four sacred beasts]]?
-> Beasts of the ring, show your fangs! Trample our enemies!

!!Tropes:
* BladeOnAStick: Azure Dragon has a naginata, while Illuminal has a more regular spear.
* DualWielding: Both of them, though Illuminal is wielding four weapons, two swords, a spear and a flaming whip.
* TheFourGods: Azure Dragon represents Seiryu, the azure dragon, while Illuminal represents the golden dragon.
* HeroicSecondWind: Both of them can give your rear-guards theirs, with Azure Dragon's Persona Blast and Illuminal Dragon's LimitBreak.
* KillItWithFire
* LimitBreak: Illuminal Dragon has this.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Illuminal Dragon has four arms
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Excels in Team Matches with its other Beast Deity teammates. His Super Mode emphasises this more.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses lightning as a weapon as well as fire.
* SuperMode

!!Beast Deity, Ethics Buster/Strongest Beast Deity, Ethics Buster Extreme
-> I'm strong and you're weak. How's that for simple reasoning?
-> It's easy. The one stronger than anyone else is the strongest.

!!!Tropes:
* AnimalMotifs: Tigers, a Winged Tiger to be exact.
* HeroicSecondWind: Both of them can stand their rear-guard allies, either with Ethics Buster's Break Ride, or Extreme's LimitBreak.
* LimitBreak
* SuperMode
* [[spoiler:UpToEleven: Ethics Buster Extreme is the second Crossbreak Ride and the first Crossbreak Ride which is not a Reverse.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dimension Police]]
An interdimensional police force filled with [[{{Tokusatsu}} toku heroes]] and HumongousMecha, and their [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever arch-enemies]].

The [[{{Face}} good guys]] focus on [[PowerUp increasing the power]] of their own units, and gain additional skills when their power is high enough. The [[{{Heel}} bad guys]] have skills that decrease the power of their opponent's Vanguard, and gain additional skills when their opponent's power is low enough.

!!Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha/[[SuperMode Ultimate Dimensional Robo, Great Daiyusha]]/[[spoiler: Dark Dimensional Robo, “Я" Daiyusha]]
-> Super Dimensional Combining! Daiyusha!!
-> Ultimate Dimensional Combination! Great...Daiyusha!!!
-> [[spoiler: Now, be filled with nothingness! Dark Dimensional Combination, Reverse Daiyusha!]]

-> Voiced by: TetsuInada

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* CombiningMecha
** [[spoiler: Twisted by Reverse Daiyusha, which is formed when Goyusha uses Lock to force the other Dimensional Robos to combine with him.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Daiyusha's second lore (released on the 9th of August 2013) hinted towards this. It has come true during episode 135 of the anime when Dark Dimensional Robo Я Daiyusha is rode.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Depower}}: Reverse Daiyusha.]]
* [[spoiler: FallenHero: Reverse Daiyusha. 'The hero who loves the stars, who protects Star Gate, who believes in his friends, no longer exists.']]
* ForMassiveDamage: Both forms have Critical-boosting skills, turning their attacks into this.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Before Set 8, if Daiyusha was generally remembered at all, it was as [[spoiler:that Grade 3 Blaster Dark stomped all over in his introduction]]. But now, he has a [[SuperMode Crossride form]], putting him as an equal to the three most notorious Units in the game, Phantom Blaster Overlord, Dragonic Overlord The End and Majesty Lord Blaster.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSelfDeprecation: It felt that it is not strong enough to protect its comrades after the "First Assault on the Major Division" incident, which probably led to its corruption.]]
* [[spoiler: KillItWithFire: Reverse Daiyusha's Judgment Flame.]]
* [[spoiler: PaintItBlack: Reverse Daiyusha]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Normal Daiyusha can gain an extra Critical if his allies empower him enough, while Great Daiyusha gains 2000 Power and 1 Critical if he has 3 or more Dimensional Robots in the Soul.
* [[spoiler: RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Reverse Daiyusha.]]
* ShoutOut: To just about every CombiningMecha out there. WordOfGod specified it to be a ShoutOut of the BraveSeries.
* SuperMode: Great Daiyusha [[spoiler:and Reverse Daiyusha]].
* TookALevelInBadass / UpToEleven: When Set 4 was released, Daiyusha was overshadowed by Enigman Storm, and then in Set 5 by the Enigman Rain-Miracle Beauty combo. But then in Set 8, he got a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWQ2yIsbbUw Crossride form]].
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: Infamous for this after it got [[CurbStompBattle beaten by Ren's Blaster Dark]] in the Nationals Final, despite Daiyusha being a Grade higher than Blaster Dark.]]

!!Enigman Flow/Enigman Ripple/Enigman Wave/Enigman Storm
-> A hero is justice. A hero is an eternal mystery.
-> A little bit of courage starts out as a ripple, and eventually grows to become a big wave.
-> At that moment, the prayers of the little ones reached the hero’s heart.
-> Love and valor fuel my power, Enigman Buster!

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* ForMassiveDamage: Storm has his own Critical-boosting skill.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In classic Dimension Police style, both Wave and Storm gain additional skills when their power is increased enough before attacking.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ShoutOut: To ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.
* WingedHumanoid: Wave and Storm sport these, although Storm doesn't use them to fly.

!!Larva Beast, Zeal/Eye of Destruction, Zeal/Devourer of Planets, Zeal/Galactic Beast, Zeal
-> One day, in a corner of space, the strongest creature is born.
-> At that time, a certain dimension is thrown in despair.
-> That particular Ultra Beast absorbs energy on an astronomical scale.
-> Anything in front of it will be destroyed. That's the Galactic Beast.

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* EnemyMine: Joins the Dimension Police to stop Void from destroying Cray.
* EyeBeams: As Eye of Destruction and Galactic Beast.
* Depower
* {{Kaiju}}: He and his fellow monsters are a clear homage to the genre.
* LimitBreak
* MacrossMissileMassacre: As Devourer of Planets.
* MultipleHeadCase
* MysteriousPast: ''"A larvae of a Super Beast whom origin is not known to anyone in living memory."''
* [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou The Only One To Destroy Cray]]: The reason for the EnemyMine.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: As a larva, it managed to eliminate the party sent to capture it immediately. And it only got worse from there.
* PlayingWithFire: Can fire off the massive heat its body creates as an [[EnergyWeapon energy beam]].
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: With some yellow and silver thrown in.
* ShoutOut: To the infamous Ultraman enemy Zetton

!!Dimensional Robo, Kaizard/Super Dimensional Robo, Daikaiser
-> There's no difference between oil and blood! This is the beat of my justice!
-> I will lend you a hand! Don't show me a sorry sight!

!!!Tropes:
* CombiningMecha: Kaizard combine with a vehicle to become Daikaiser.
* ForMassiveDamage: His Break Ride skill gives the new Vanguard plus one Critical.
* GunsAkimbo: As Kaizard.
* HumongousMecha
* LimitBreak
* ShieldsAreUseless: His Break Ride skill lets the new Vanguard retire one of the opponent's guardians if it checks a Grade 3, and if the retired unit was a Perfect Guard, its skill is nullified.

!!Original Saver, Zero
-> Before light and dark were split apart, the first hero of that world was born.

!!!Tropes:
* DarkIsNotEvil: Especially since his abilities are in line with the dark elements of Dimension Police, but he is a hero who has defended Cray since ancient times.
* {{Depower}}: His Break Ride skill reduces the opposing Vanguard's Power by 5000 for a turn.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* LimitBreak
* MyHeroZero
* ShroudedInMyth: He has protected Cray since ancient times, but no one is sure exactly who he is or why he fights.
* TimeAbyss: He has been around since before the continents of Cray separated.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Etrangers]]
A pure [[TheCameo cameo]] clan.

!!Blaster Keroro

!!!Tropes:
* {{Cosplay}}: It's Sgt. Keroro cosplaying as Blaster Blade!
* ShoutOut: To KeroroGunsou.
* TheCameo

!! Blaster Mameshiba
-->''"Do you know? Blaster Blade is the name of the weapon."''

!!! Tropes
* AnthropomorphicFood
* {{Cosplay}}: It's a {{Mameshiba}} cosplaying as Blaster Blade!
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Blaster Mameshiba is part-dog and part-bean.
* ShoutOut: To Mameshiba.
* TheCameo

!! {{Spiderman}}

!!! Tropes
* TheCameo
* UnexpectedCharacter: It's ''Spiderman.''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Link Joker]]
-> ''[[EldritchAbomination A heretic that comes through the juncture of time and dimension]]... [[EvilEvolves The end of an evolution that inherits a hundred million afternoons and nights]], and casts away imagination... [[ApocalypseHow The destroyer that has obtained ultimate power]]... Its name is... Link Joker!''

A group of highly-advanced extraterrestrials who launch a full-scale invasion of Planet Cray, starting with the territory of Star Gate. Their arrival forces the various nations of Cray to band together and defend the planet. The units of Link Joker can be distinguished by their crimson-red TronLines and the black rings that act as the source of their dark power.

Their key mechanic is the ability to "Lock" Units, turning them face-down so that they are no longer treated as "in-play" but continue to occupy a Rearguard circle.

* ApocalypseHow: They specialise in Class 4 Planetary, having done it at ''least'' three times. Once by creating [[KillItWithIce a world so covered in ice it doesn't know what 'melting' is]], once by creating [[KillItWithFire a world consumed in fire]], and once by making a world where TimeStandsStill permanently.
* TheAssimilator: They attempt to assimilate the strongest into their ranks.
* BigBad: Of the ''Link Joker''/Booster Set 10-Present arc.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: What happens to a Unit that gets taken over by one of their black rings.
* TheCorruption: They can take control of Planet Cray's native Units, corrupting them into Я ("Reverse") Units.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Hinted at by their unique races all having 'Cyber' in their names, and the circuitry patterns on some of their units.
* HijackedByGanon: The beings of Link Joker are said to be avatars of Void, the recurring BigBad to the Planet Cray.
* HostileTerraforming: Implied to be how they covered two planets in fire and ice respectively to kill all life on them.
* ShoutOut: Their lore with regards to being cybernetically enhanced beings who aim to assimilate others into their ranks is very reminiscent of both the [[Franchise/StarTrek Borg]] and the [[Franchise/DoctorWho Cybermen]].
* SigilSpam: Their black rings are on all of their units, as well as on the Reverse units.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien
* ThemeNaming: Some of their units are named after the elements of the periodic table.
* TronLines

!!Hollow Twin Blades, Binary Star
-> Neither magic nor science can prove its existence. Link Joker is a strange and bizarre army.

!!!Tropes:
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* CyberCyclops: The gem on his helmet seems like an eye, especially since his visor covers his actual eyes.
* DualWielding
* EvilCounterpart: Invoked, he was created by combining genetic material from Blaster Blade, Blaster Dark, and Dragonic Overlord. Appearance-wise, he looks like an evil Blaster Blade.
* PureIsNotGood: He wears white armor, but is a soldier for Link Joker.
* TronLines

!!Star-vader, Nebula Lord Dragon
-> [[RealityWarper We have locked the laws of the world]]. [[BadassBoast We shall become the new law.]]

!!!Tropes:
* BoringButPractical: His LimitBreak isn't particularly flashy or complex, consisting of giving Power to your front row for each of your opponent's locked units.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* LimitBreak
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* SigilSpam: He is surrounded by black rings.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* TronLines

!!Schwarzschild Dragon
--> Lock... Lock... Lock... you too.

!!!Tropes:
* DespairEventHorizon: He wants to bring the residents of Cray to this by sealing anyone who would bring hope.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Has four arms.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PowerOfTheVoid: The strongest at manipulating this among the ranks of Link Joker.
* TheReveal: He was the one who sealed away Blade, Dark and Overlord and caused the War of Liberation.
* {{Revenge}}: Wants this on the warriors of Cray for ruining his plan and releasing the sealed heroes.
* TheStrategist

!!Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon
-> My declaration. You will request to be locked.

!!!Tropes:
* TheAce: Heavily implied as it is said to be [[spoiler: Kai's]] ace card.
* BreakingSpeech: Specialises in using these to corrupt others.
* BrightIsNotGood: Like all Link Joker units, he's clad in white, but he's basically an alien dragon grim reaper.
* CatchPhrase: 'Hope may exist, but it won't come to save you in the end.'
* TheCorrupter: For [[spoiler: Daiyusha]] and [[spoiler: Leo-pald]]. As well as his hobby.
* DespairEventHorizon: Loves inflicting this on people, to the point he goes out of his way to do so.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His nickname is given to him by his fellow commanders, who despise him.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Set 13's commercial featured [[spoiler: Kai]] saying 'Lock... I won't let you escape!' right as Chaos Breaker was shown. It turns out that Chaos Breaker's LimitBreak lets him retire a unit right as it's unlocked.
* HopeSpot: Gives his victims these because it is more effective for them to fall into despair from hope. It's even reflected in his LimitBreak, giving a unit hope as they escape from Lock, only to snatch it away by immediately retiring them.
* LimitBreak
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: His appearance makes him out to be an alien dragon grim reaper.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Link Joker rings and his scythe's blade are black and red.
* RedBaron: He is known as 'The Clown' for his malicious ways.
* SigilSpam
* SinisterScythe: Wields a colossal one.

[[/folder]]

!!Magallanica
[[folder:Granblue]]
A clan of [[GhostPirate undead pirates]] who haunt the high seas.

They dump units into the Drop Zone so that they can be "resurrected" back into play, bolstered by their ability to use skills from the Drop Zone.

!!King of Demonic Seas, Basskirk
-> This is the door to the Demonic Seas. Open, Bermuda Gate!

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's pretty much the strongest of the Grand Blue Clan.
* EpicHail: He has a powerful Megablast which allows him to fill the field with reinforcements from the Drop Zone.
** AwesomeButImpractical: Of course, you're more likely to use your Counterblasts on Captain Nightmist and other units. Prior to Booster Set 6 they had no method of unflipping damage outside of healing it off, making it very unlikely to pull this off all too much. And even after Booster Set 6 you’re still more likely to use your Counterblasts and Soulblasts on other units.
* ShoutOut: He resembles Davy Jones from PiratesOfTheCaribbean.

!!Captain Nightmist/Lord of the Seven Seas, Nightmist
-> Pirates can be resurrected any number of times!
-> You scallywags, raise the sails! Don't you dare look down on pirates!

!!!Tropes:
* BackFromTheDead: With a Counterblast and sacrificing a Grade 1 or higher Granblue, Nightmist can return himself to the field.
** His Break Ride form can resurrect his fellow Granblue.
* BadassLongcoat: Lord of the Seven Seas.
* {{Bishonen}}
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Ice Prison Necromancer, Cocytus/[[spoiler: Ice Prison Demonic Lord, Cocytus Я]]
-> [[BackFromTheDead Awake, prisoners of Hades]]! Cocytus Servant!
-> [[spoiler: You sinners of the Ice Prison, Lock... This is the name of the renewed Jail.]]

!!!Tropes:
* BackFromTheDead: Cocytus' skill can revive Granblue from the Drop Zone.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Cocytus Я]]
* DemBones
* OurLichesAreDifferent

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bermuda Δ]]
[[IdolSinger Pop idol]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]] with a bit of {{Moe}} mixed in.

Their main gimmick is returning their own units to the hand and calling them back to the field, allowing them to re-use their skills and gain additional attacks.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431598_10150560890807869_569177868_9142935_1145341749_n.jpg The Drive Quartet (trigger units)]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: All known members of the clan belong to the Mermaid race.
* ThemeNaming: After oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and large water bodies.

!!Top Idol, Flores
-> Let me give to you my voice! If you keep singing, surely you'll reach them!

!!!Tropes:
* IdolSinger
* ThemeNaming: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flores_Sea The Flores Sea, Indonesia]]

!!Top Idol, Pacifica/Eternal Idol, Pacifica
-> Everyone, let's sing together! You will surely feel the greatest happiness!
-> That is an everlasting dream, an admiration that lasts forever.

!!!Tropes:
* CatchPhrase: "The Greatest Happiness is in yourself."
* CoolPet: The two penguins that follow her.
* IdolSinger
* LimitBreak: Eternal Idol
* MixAndMatch: Mermaid + IdolSinger + MagicalGirl
* TomBoy: Her nickname is the "Tomboyish Little Fairy of the Blue Sea."
* SuperMode : Eternal Idol, Pacifica.
* ThemeNaming: After the largest oceanic division of Earth, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific the Pacific Ocean]].
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Eternal Idol, Pacifica - Not titles but she has accomplished so many deeds, the title of "Top Idol" doesn't suit her anymore.

!!Angelic Star/Fresh Star/Shiny Star/Aurora Star, Coral
-> I'm not perfect. But I can aspire to be.
-> It was said that one of the judges was replaced by a stuffed animal.
-> That performance went live all over the world, and became a legend.
-> Her new song will certainly hit more than 2 million copies.

!!!Tropes:
* BreakthroughHit: SHINY STAR
* DareToBeBadass: Angelic Star.
* FaceYourFears: Done in a hilariously wrong way, by watching horror movies that is (To overcome her stage fright and crybaby nature).
* FanNickname: Burger-chan or Hamburger-chan, as depicted by [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=35315810 another art drawn by her illustrator.]] Also a joke as the reason why she has a "well endowed" body.
* GuinnessEpisode: Aurora Star. Her album's sales can only be broken by her and her alone.
* IdolSinger
* IHaveManyNames: Aurora Star. She has many titles with the most famous ones "Aurora Star" and "Aurora Diva."
* LimitBreak: Aurora Star
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Subverted, her rise to fame is actually cultimated from her hard work and sacrifice.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Angelic Star.
* TookALevelInBadass: From the newcomer Angelic Star who had [[PerformanceAnxiety stage fright]], she became the Visionary Diva, Aurora Star.
* UpToEleven: Her debut album sold 2.1 million copies on the first day!

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Aqua Force]]
--> ''[[BadassArmy Absolutely invincible!]] [[KnightTemplar Absolutely righteous!]] That's Aqua Force!''

A legendary naval power that once ruled the world of Cray ForGreatJustice, though [[KnightTemplar at times to extremes]].

Their units gain additional power and skills depending on the order and number of their attacks. To support this tactic, they have skills that let them reposition or Stand their own units to gain additional attacks.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AwesomeButImpractical: The general consensus amongst the professional scene is that Aqua Force is incredibly powerful but very hard to use in high-level play, requiring precise timing and a very keen ability to read the board.
* KnightTemplar: The admiral believes the only way to bring eternal peace to Cray is by conquering it.
* ShoutOut: In terms of the appearance of their humanoid units and their obession with justice, they appear to be based on the Marines from OnePiece.
* ThemeNaming: After ships and vessels in the US Navy.

!!Naval Gazer Dragon
-> Listen to the lament of the blue dragon, which even makes the oceans boil!

!!!Tropes:
* AttackAttackAttack: His Limit Break allows him to stand your Aqua Force Rearguards when his attack hits.
* BladeOnAStick: Wields some kind of harpoon.
* HeroicSecondWind: With his LimitBreak, if his attack hits, he can stand up two Aqua Force rear-guards.
* MakingASplash
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: This one featuring a narwhal-like form, a massive finned tail, shoulder spikes, and massive fangs.
* {{Pun}}: His name with regards to Japanese phonetics. It can also be translated as Naval Geyser, emphasizing the water theme, or [[ContemplateOurNavels Navel Gazer]].
* SpikesOfVillainy: Perhaps the first indication of Aqua Force's [[KnightTemplar true nature]] was Naval Gazer having massive spikes on his shoulders.

!!Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom/[[SuperMode Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom]]
--> Drain the chaos! Judgement Maelstrom!
--> This is the final judgment. Terminal Maelstrom!

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's a Vice Admiral of Aqua Force.
* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: He can carry 'countless' numbers of troops into battle via the pods on his back.
* BreathWeapon: Dark purple flames for Glory Maelstrom.
* TheCorruption: Glory Maelstrom is created when Maelstrom taps into the power of the sealed Admiral of Aqua Force, which infects Maelstrom with the Admiral's [[KnightTemplar ruthless desire to impose complete control on Cray]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to Maelstrom's relatively light coloration, Glory Maelstrom has darker scales, a dark violet face, and a much more horrific and monstrous appearance.
* DarkIsEvil: Glory Maelstrom with his really dark purple scales.
* ForGreatJustice
* FourStarBadass: The fact he's a dragon larger than a battleship might have something to do with it. But he's still a Vice Admiral.
* IdenticalStranger: Played for laughs where players noticed how similar Glory Maelstrom's appearance is to of all things, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Whiscash.]] Perhaps it's the whiskers/feelers...
* KnightTemplar
* LimitBreak: Taken UpToEleven by Glory Maelstrom, which is one of three Units to possess the LimitBreak 5 skill, Ultimate Break.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The original Maelstrom's attack as depicted in the anime.
* MakingASplash
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* SuperMode: Glory Maelstrom
* TookALevelInBadass: Maelstrom was prone to being stonewalled by [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Sentinel Units]]. And then he became Glory Maelstrom, whose Ultimate Break prevents such Units from even being called to protect against his attack.

!!Thundering Ripple, Genovious
-> For absolute justice! Arise, children of the blue dragon!

!!!Tropes:
* TheCaptain: His rank
* AFatherToHisMen
* ForGreatJustice: One of the few units in the Clan to entirely fit this and not KnightTemplar.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* HeroicSecondWind: His Persona Blast lets him stand all of his allies.
* HonorBeforeReason: 'Believing that doing the right thing is itself Justice, he doesn't follow the Navy's common belief that one must be cruel and ruthless.'
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He respects the individuality of his men, and only asks them about justice to give them the opportunity to find their own answer.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: He asks his men what justice is so that they can discover their own answer.
* TheStrategist
* TokenGoodTeammate
* UriahGambit: Attempted by his superiors, but he survived.

!!Blue Wave Dragon, Tetra Drive Dragon
-> The raging stream of battle spirit right back at you! Go wild, Storm Driver!

* BadassArmy: Its entire squadron.
* {{BFG}}: The Dual H-Cannon mounted on its shoulder. Note that it was normally used as a shipboard artillery.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "adversity is the best occasion for advance"
* {{Determinator}}: Its entire squadron will not backout even if they are forced to fight in a disadvantage situation.
* FanNickname: A water type and 2 shoulder mounted cannons, it just took a minute for fans to nickname it "Blastoise."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In episode 94, Kyou stated that Leon's Vanguard, who has the Limit Break, can't stand anymore. Now Aqua Force gets their Vanguard that is able to restand itself.
* FourStarBadass: It's a Rear Admiral, only a rank below Maelstrom, who is the Vice Admiral.
* LimitBreak
* HeroicSecondWind: It's LimitBreak allows it to stand again for another attack.
* MakingASplash
* MeaningfulName: It's LimitBreak allows you to do 4 drive checks, hence the name Tetra Drive.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent


[[/folder]]

!!Dark Zone
[[folder: Dark Irregulars]]
A clan of demons and other dark beings.

Their tactic is to amass cards in the Soul, giving dramatic power boosts to certain units when enough cards have been stacked and using Soulblasts to power their skills.

!!Poet of Darkness, Amon/Demon of Aspiration, Amon/Demon World Marquis, Amon/[[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
-> The whisper of the devil. A magical trap hidden behind sweet words.
-> These are true powers. But still, not enough.
-> This is the real power! Inferno Ritual!
-> [[spoiler: Give it to me... your souls, your flesh, even the entire world.]]

!!!Tropes:
* AristocratsAreEvil: Well, he ''is'' a Marquis.
* TheClan: Set 12 gives Amon an archtype called "House of Amon".
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Demon Marquis, Amon Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я, it's entire appearance looks like a demonic Christmas Tree.]]
* EvilOverlord
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Has one in his abdomen.
* FanNickname: Christmas Tree, for [[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
* PlayingWithFire
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Demon World Marquis, Amon.
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Adds your own Dark Irregulars to the Soul to not only retire an opponent's Rearguard, but power himself up as well.

!!Demon Eater
-> Her beautiful black hair will prey even on the devil.

!!!Tropes:
* JapaneseMythology: Based on a futakuchi-onna
* RapunzelHair
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Stil Vampire
-> Learn it with your body! Black Downfall!

!!!Tropes:
* AwesomeButImpractical: His Megablast depends fully on your opponent's field. For maximum effect you have to hope they leave out a Grade 0 Unit for whatever reason.
* {{Depower}}: His skill weakens your opponent.
* FinishingMove: ''Black Downfall''.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Wields a pair of them.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent

!!Edel Rose
-> Let me dye you red! Scarlet Tear!

!!!Tropes:
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Imprisoned Fallen Angel, Sarael
-> There's no point... Asking me... ... If you don't free me... ...

!!!Tropes:
* DistressedDamsel: She's clearly chained to something, which forbids her from attacking.
* FallenAngel

!!Blue Dust
-> One who approaches gets deprived of life, then turns to ice and shatters.

!!!Tropes:
* AnIcePerson
* FishOutOfWater: The only Human among Demons, Succubi, and Elves.
* KillItWithIce

!!Alluring Succubus
-> Hey, your life, can I taste it~?

!!!Tropes:
* CombatStilettos
* HornyDevils

!!March Rabbit of Nightmareland
-> Oh no, that won't do. It's not acceptable to disturb the tea party.

!!!Tropes:
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Completely blocks an attack aimed at a Dark Irregulars.
* ShoutOut: To the March Hare from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
* SpotOfTea

!!Dark Queen of Nightmareland
-> Yes, let the end begin!

!!!Tropes:
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* ShoutOut: To the Queen of Hearts from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.

!!King of Diptera, Beelzebub

!!!Tropes:
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Despite being a demon, he has several insect features. Probably a reference to Beelzebub's most famous name: 'Lord of the Flies'
* DarkIsEvil: Weeelll...
--> '''Tetsu''': Sinful king praying for dark prosperity... king who has embraced the despair of light in those wings...
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: He is the lord of the Dark Irregulars Clan.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He was mentioned as leader of the Dark Irregulars in [[AllThereInTheManual English Clan Profiles]] several months before his release.
* EvilOverlord
* {{Greed}}: Mentioned in his Ride Chant in the anime, 'sinful king praying for dark prosperity'
* ReligionOfEvil: There are some overtones of this in his anime Ride Chant.
* WaveMotionGun: In the anime, his 'Deepest Corruption' manifests as a blast of energy which sends a freaking shockwave across the Nationals arena. For the record, this was just a hologram. ''A non'' HardLight ''hologram''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Pale Moon]]
Vanguard's own CircusOfFear.

They amass cards in the Soul, then switch those cards between the Soul and Rearguard to gain additional attacks.

* CircusOfFear: Averted, seemingly. A few card lores suggest it to be extreme, but not evil. Then again...
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: They're a covert team of assasins who seem to kill for whoevers in power.

!!Crimson Beast Tamer/Turquoise Beast Tamer
-> Twin sisters that are the backbone of the circus.

!!!Tropes:
* AnIcePerson: Turquoise
* PlayingWithFire: Crimson
* WhipItGood

!!Nightmare Doll Alice

!!!Tropes
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde hair in Anime, but fanworks tend to depict her with green hair.
* AliceAllusion
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* RobotGirl
* UncannyValleyGirl: In the anime.

!!Mistress Hurricane

!!!Tropes:
* AbsoluteCleavage
* CuteMonsterGirl: More like [[EvilIsSexy Sexy Monster Girl]]
* {{Dominatrix}}: At the very least, there are serious overtones of this in her overall design.
* EpicHail: When she appears, she can summon a Pale Moon Unit from your Soul for a Counterblast.
* MsFanservice: [[BlatantLies There's no reason at all for her cleavage to be prominently displayed in the anime. No reason at all.]]
* WhipItGood
* WingedHumanoid

!!Silver Thorn Dragon Tamer, Luquier/[[spoiler: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я]]
-> Go forth, Silver Thorn Serpents!
-> [[spoiler:Be Reversed. Soon, you, too, shall be my servant.]]

!!!Tropes:
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* EpicHail: Her LimitBreak allows you to call up to four units from the soul.
* FacialMarkings
* HypnoticEyes
* [[spoiler:IcyBlueEyes: Luquier Я]]
* LimitBreak
* [[spoiler:RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Luquier Я]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я]]
* WhipItGood
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A nice, navy blue colour in fact. [[spoiler:Although it becomes bright red as Luquier Я]]

!!Silver Thorn Hypnos, Lydia
-> Please sleep...... Deeper, yes, deeper......

* UndyingLoyalty: To her Mistress, Luquier.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Spike Brothers]]
A demonic AmericanFootball team.

They focus on calling from the deck, usually during the Battle Phase, to ZergRush the opponent.

!!Juggernaut Maximum
-> Smash to smithereens, Defensive Tackle!

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever

!!Demonic Lord, Dudley Emperor

!!!Tropes:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* EpicHail: He can bring forth Spike Brothers Units from your deck, allowing you to either defend with Panzer Gale's S-Special Intercept, or go on a serious offensive with Units like Juggernaut Maximum.
* LimitBreak
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: 'Dudley' is the InUniverse title for the most brutal and skilled Bloodball players. ''Anyone'' with that title is someone to be feared.
* TookALevelInBadass: No, not Dudley himself, since he's a different person to Dudley Dan. Dudley Emperor represents one for the entire Spike Brothers Clan, turning them from a [[CListFodder bit of a joke]] into a [[WhosLaughingNow serious threat]] overnight.

[[/folder]]

!!Zoo
[[folder:Megacolony]]
[[TheMafia The insect mafia.]]

They forbid the opponent's Rearguard from Standing on your opponent's next Stand Phase, reducing the opponent's options and offensive power.

* DemotedToExtra: Megacolony was already one of the lesser clans before the introduction of the Link Joker clan, whose "Lock" ability basically does the exact same thing as Megacolony but ''better''. WordOfGod has stated that Megacolony will receive additional support in future expansions to compensate for this.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Great Nature]]
A university with highly [[IntellectualAnimal intelligent animals]].

Their main tactic is ExplosiveOverclocking of their own units, giving incredible boosts but at the cost of being forced to retire those units after battle.

!!Scientist Monkey, Rue
-> Filled with genius, filled with power! Mad medicine!

!!!Tropes:
* ChemistryCanDoAnything
* IntellectualAnimal

!!School Hunter, Leo-Pald/[[spoiler:School Punisher, Leo-pald Я]]
-> Researchers run through the plains of knowledge hunting for the truth.
-> [[spoiler: Yes, that "was" the ultimate truth. From now on, this is the truth!]]

!!!Tropes:
* BackFromTheDead : His LimitBreak can return one of your rear-guard to the field but only if it was sent to the Drop Zone during the end phase.
** [[spoiler: Leo-pald Я can do the same for two rear-guards.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Leo-Pald Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* LimitBreak
* PantheraAwesome
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: School Punisher, Leo-Pald Я]]

!!Pencil Squire, Hammsuke/Pencil Knight, Hammsuke/Pencil Hero, Hammsuke

!!Battler of the Twin Brush, Polaris
-> Second Wind, let's show them the power that lies beyond the limits!

!!!Tropes:
* BearsAreBadNews
* {{Expy}}: Looks surprisingly similar to [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Volibear.]] [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/530395_4884952769027_2053829573_n.jpg Here's a comparison picture.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: Its Limit Break allows you to stand one of your rear guards with a power boost. Lampshaded in its flavour text.
* LimitBreak

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Neonectar]]
A clan of [[NatureSpirit nature spirits]] combined with LaResistance.

They "plant" their own cards back into the Deck in order to Superior Call more powerful Units.

!!Knight of Harvest, Gene

!!!Tropes:
* EpicHail: Can call two younger versions of himself from the Deck by returning himself to the deck.

!!Arboros Dragon, Sephirot
--> Descend, Flower Blizzard! Blessings on all living creatures!

!!Tropes:
* BigGood: He is the guardian dragon for the whole nation of Zoo.
* GeniusLoci: He is practically an embodiment of Neo Nectar.
* GreenThumb
* GuardianEntity
* LimitBreak
* MeaningfulName: The Sephirot is a concept from Judaism, also commonly known as the Tree of Life.
* TheMessiah: He never hesitates to protect others, even being willing to sacrifice himself to save another.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A flower-dragon merged with a colossal tree, with a magical staff.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His LimitBreak allows him to power up his allies, so long as there are two or more copies of each in play.

[[/folder]]

!Other

[[folder:Void]]

A mysterious dark force that acts as the BigBad to Cray, and by extension, the series itself. [[spoiler:Void is described as a nihilistic power without cause or consciousness, spreading across Cray like a plague and robbing the areas it conquers of light and life. It can also give strength to those who let Void into their hearts, unleashing their repressed desires, granting supernatural powers (such as telekinesis) and enhancing their existing abilities]].

!!Tropes:
* BigBad: Its appearance [[spoiler: sets the Psyqualia events of Season 1 in motion, and its threat continues to loom over Season 2.]]
* BiggerBad
** [[spoiler: In Season 2, is this to Leon's BigBad.]]
* [[spoiler: The Corruption: It's wiped out a large portion of Cray, has become this to Leon and nearly to Aichi.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Thematically it just screams this.
* [[spoiler: {{Expy}}: The force's overall role in Season 1 is very reminiscent of Phantom Blaster Overlord's role in the card game lore, a genocidal force which forced the other forces on Cray to ally against it.]]
* [[spoiler: EmptyEyes: In contrast to Psyqualia's GlowingEyesOfDoom, causes this in Reversed fighters, alongside red FacialMarkings.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* [[spoiler: OutsideContextVillain: InUniverse ''and'' in real life. InUniverse, the mysterious force simply appeared one day and began to threaten Planet Cray, inadvertently setting the anime's plot into motion. In real life, everyone expected Phantom Blaster Overlord to be the BigBad on Cray (like in the card game lore), but instead the mysterious force took that role while Phantom Blaster Overlord didn't even appear.]]
* [[spoiler: NotHisSled: Phantom Blaster Overlord isn't the Cray plot's BigBad in the anime. The mysterious force is.]]
* [[spoiler: PowerOfTheVoid: Literally.]]

[[/folder]]


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-> That courage, it has been [[PassingTheTorch handed down to those of the new age.]]

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-> That courage, it has been courage shall be [[PassingTheTorch handed down passed on to those of the new age.generation.]]
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* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kenji in episode 136.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kenji in episode 136. She gets better once she loses off screen.]]



*** [[spoiler: Now he gets reversed by Kenji in episode 135.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Now he gets reversed by Kenji in episode 135. He gets better once he loses off screen.]]



* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed.]] He gets better]]



* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed off screen after Christoper is Reversed. He gets better.]]
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* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kai in episode 135.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Reversed by Kai in episode 135. He gets better once he loses to Leon.]]
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-> My declaration. You will request to be locked.



* TheCorrupter: For [[spoiler: Daiyusha]].

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* BreakingSpeech: Specialises in using these to corrupt others.
* BrightIsNotGood: Like all Link Joker units, he's clad in white, but he's basically an alien dragon grim reaper.
* CatchPhrase: 'Hope may exist, but it won't come to save you in the end.'
* TheCorrupter: For [[spoiler: Daiyusha]].Daiyusha]] and [[spoiler: Leo-pald]]. As well as his hobby.
* DespairEventHorizon: Loves inflicting this on people, to the point he goes out of his way to do so.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His nickname is given to him by his fellow commanders, who despise him.



* HopeSpot: Gives his victims these because it is more effective for them to fall into despair from hope. It's even reflected in his LimitBreak, giving a unit hope as they escape from Lock, only to snatch it away by immediately retiring them.



* PureIsNotGood: Like all Link Joker units, he's clad in white, but he's basically an alien dragon grim reaper.


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* RedBaron: He is known as 'The Clown' for his malicious ways.
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* MissFanservice: [[BlatantLies There's no reason at all for her cleavage to be prominently displayed in the anime. No reason at all.]]

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* MissFanservice: MsFanservice: [[BlatantLies There's no reason at all for her cleavage to be prominently displayed in the anime. No reason at all.]]
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Added DiffLines:

* BackToBackBadasses: With Leon in episode 138.


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* BackToBackBadasses: With Koutei in episode 138.
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