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* CoolBigSis: To Nanoha. In the first season, she helped Nanoha to encourage Nanoha while Miyuki was just training.

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* CoolBigSis: To Nanoha. In the first season, she helped Nanoha to encourage Nanoha while Miyuki she was just training.
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* OfficalCouple: With Shinobu.

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* OfficalCouple: OfficialCouple: With Shinobu.
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[[folder:Fate Testarossa-Harlaown]]
!!Fate Testarossa-Harlaown (orginally Fate Testarossa) — Ace of the Navy, Golden Flash
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki in Japanese, Creator/JenniferAlyx in English
!!!Voiced by: Kevin J. England (Bardiche)
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-> ''"She has such beautiful, kind eyes... Yet, for some reason, she really looks... incredibly sad."''\\
-- '''Nanoha'''

First introduced as Nanoha's [[TheRival rival]], Fate is [[TheDragon the daughter]] of the MadScientist [[EvilMatriarch Precia Testarossa]], and constantly yearned for her approval. Unfortunately for her, Precia had snapped, abused Fate constantly, and thoughtlessly threw her into dangerous and painful situations. When outside, Fate was usually assisted by her [[BattleButler familiar Arf]] and armed with the Intelligent Device Bardiche. She first met (and fought) Nanoha Takamachi over the [[MineralMacGuffin Jewel Seeds,]] which Fate had been ordered to capture. Considering herself unfit to be friends with such a pure-hearted and kind girl as Nanoha, Fate rejected her attempts at negotiation, determined to win back her mother's affection. Ultimately, she pushed herself far beyond her limits in a desperate gambit to obtain all the remaining Jewel Seeds at once, though Nanoha intervened when it became evident that Fate would not emerge unscathed. Shortly afterwards, Precia revealed Fate's origin; [[spoiler: a [[ReplacementGoldfish failed clone of Precia's daughter, Alicia.]]]] Precia cruelly destroyed Fate's fragile hopes, and denounced her as both a daughter and a person. With her identity, memories, and motivation shattered, Fate fell into despair. However, with the encouragement of Arf, Bardiche, and Nanoha, she decided to face Precia one last time, and reaffirm her feelings as real, even if she herself is fake. Despite Fate's efforts, Precia died in the collapse of The Garden. Afterward, Fate was adopted by Lindy Harlaown, and awaits trial as a material witness, keeping in constant contact with her new friend, Nanoha.

The trial concluded quickly, and Fate quickly joined Nanoha in both everyday school life and the sudden battle against the Wolkenritter. During this time, she begins to develop her FragileSpeedster fighting style, with an upgraded, revolver-type magic cartridge Bardiche. She established a close bond with Signum based on mutual respect, and helped Nanoha defeat the Book of Darkness, thus freeing Hayate and her knights.

Years later, Fate is an Enforcer; a powerful agent of the Space-Time Administration Bureau. Known throughout the galaxy as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Ace of the Navy"]], Fate investigates various incidents, but takes a particular interest in cases involving children, even adopting and raising two herself: Erio Mondial, a clone created with the very technology her mother helped develop, and Caro Ru Lushe, a young summoner with immense power, who was thrown out of her tribe and sent to a high-security special-protection building. Both her and her children joined Hayate's Riot Force 6, where Fate is the captain of the Lightning unit along with her two children and her sub-commandar Signum. During the climax of the JS Incident, she encountered Jail Scaglietti, the man who started the project which ultimately led to her creation: [[TitleDrop Project Fate]]. Fighting him, Fate is forced to recognize the traits she and her mother have in common, namely, [[TykeBomb having her kids fight for her]], but after some [[YouAreNotAlone quick encouragement]] from Erio and Caro, Fate turns the tables and captures Jail. She also co-adopts Vivio [[HasTwoMommies alongside Nanoha]], and the three are shown to be living happily together.

Currently, she and Teana Lanster are the two Enforcers of Hayate's Special Duty Section 6 and are investigating the [[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Bible of the Silver Cross Incident, also known as the Eclipse Incident]].

[[LesYay Her]] [[HideYourLesbians relationship]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners with]] Nanoha [[ShipToShipCombat is the subject of]] much debate.

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[[folder:Fate Testarossa-Harlaown]]
!!Fate Testarossa-Harlaown (orginally

* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaFateTestarossa
Fate Testarossa) — Ace of Testarossa]]
[[folder:Arf]]
!!Arf
!!! Voiced by: Creator/NatsukoKuwatani in
the Navy, Golden Flash
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki
Japanese version and Creator/LaurenLanda in Japanese, Creator/JenniferAlyx in English
!!!Voiced by: Kevin J. England (Bardiche)
the English version.
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-> ''"She has such beautiful, kind eyes... Yet, for some reason, she really looks... incredibly sad."''\\
-- '''Nanoha'''

First introduced as Nanoha's [[TheRival rival]], Fate is [[TheDragon the daughter]] of the MadScientist [[EvilMatriarch Precia Testarossa]], and constantly yearned for her approval. Unfortunately for her, Precia had snapped, abused Fate constantly, and thoughtlessly threw her into dangerous and painful situations. When outside, Fate was usually assisted by her [[BattleButler familiar Arf]] and armed with the Intelligent Device Bardiche. She first met (and fought) Nanoha Takamachi over the [[MineralMacGuffin Jewel Seeds,]] which Fate had been ordered to capture. Considering herself unfit to be friends with such a pure-hearted and kind girl as Nanoha, Fate rejected her attempts at negotiation, determined to win back her mother's affection. Ultimately, she pushed herself far beyond her limits in a desperate gambit to obtain all the remaining Jewel Seeds at once, though Nanoha intervened when it became evident that Fate would not emerge unscathed. Shortly afterwards, Precia revealed
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Fate's origin; [[spoiler: a [[ReplacementGoldfish failed clone of Precia's daughter, Alicia.]]]] Precia cruelly destroyed familiar, who accompanies her on her quest to find the Jewel Seeds. She despises Fate's fragile hopes, mother and denounced is only loyal to Fate. Late in the series, when she is injured after attacking Precia over her as both a daughter mistreatment of Fate, she retreats to Earth and a person. With her identity, memories, and motivation shattered, Fate fell into despair. However, with the encouragement of Arf, Bardiche, and seeks help from Nanoha, later helping in the assault on the Garden of Time. She fights alongside the heroes in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', primarily facing off against Zafira.

In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'',
she decided takes on the form of a small child in order to face Precia one last time, and reaffirm her feelings use as real, even if she herself is fake. Despite little of Fate's efforts, Precia died mana as possible and stays behind to do household chores, believing that Fate has become strong enough to fight on her own. She helps the Harlaown family in the collapse of The Garden. Afterward, Fate was adopted by Lindy Harlaown, household and awaits trial as a material witness, keeping in constant contact with her new friend, Nanoha.

The trial concluded quickly,
is Karel and Fate quickly joined Nanoha in both everyday school life and Liera's babysitter, the sudden battle against the Wolkenritter. During this time, she begins to develop her FragileSpeedster fighting style, with an upgraded, revolver-type magic cartridge Bardiche. She established a close bond with Signum based on mutual respect, and helped Nanoha defeat the Book of Darkness, thus freeing Hayate and her knights.

Years later, Fate is an Enforcer; a powerful agent of the Space-Time Administration Bureau. Known throughout the galaxy as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Ace of the Navy"]], Fate investigates various incidents, but takes a particular interest in cases involving children, even adopting and raising two herself: Erio Mondial, a clone created with the very technology her mother helped develop, and Caro Ru Lushe, a young summoner with immense power, who was thrown out of her tribe and sent to a high-security special-protection building. Both her and her
children joined Hayate's Riot Force 6, where Fate is the captain of the Lightning unit along with her two children Chrono and her sub-commandar Signum. During the climax of the JS Incident, she encountered Jail Scaglietti, the man who started the project which ultimately led to her creation: [[TitleDrop Project Fate]]. Fighting him, Fate is forced to recognize the traits she and her mother have in common, namely, [[TykeBomb having her kids fight for her]], but after some [[YouAreNotAlone quick encouragement]] from Erio and Caro, Fate turns the tables and captures Jail. She also co-adopts Vivio [[HasTwoMommies alongside Nanoha]], and the three are shown to be living happily together.

Currently, she and Teana Lanster are the two Enforcers of Hayate's Special Duty Section 6 and are investigating the [[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Bible of the Silver Cross Incident, also known as the Eclipse Incident]].

[[LesYay Her]] [[HideYourLesbians relationship]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners with]] Nanoha [[ShipToShipCombat is the subject of]] much debate.
Amy.



!!!Tropes associated with Fate:
* AcademicAthlete: As shown in side-materials. She gets perfect marks in nearly every subject (except for Japanese language) in school and being so good at math that she helps Nanoha's older sister with her math homework. On the other end, even without using her powers, she's second to only resident PassionateSportsGirl Suzuka in terms of athletics.
* TheAce: She, Nanoha and Hayate are the three top Aces of their generation. Fate, who is known as the "Ace of the Navy" is in par with Nanoha, the "Ace of Aces". Furthermore, she's an Enforcer, who are the elite agents of the TSAB, counting among both its top investigators and its most powerful or skilled mages.
* ActionMom: To her adopted children, Erio, Caro, and Vivio.
* AdoptivePeerParent: To Vivio, Erio and Caro, whom she adopts at a young age, young enough so that Lindy has to be the one to officially become Erio's guardian. The small age difference ended up effecting [[CoolBigSis how Caro views her]].
* ArtificialHuman: She is a clone created by Project Fate.
* {{Badass}}: Oh, so much. When she becomes an adult, in ''[=StrikerS=]'', she defeats Tre, Sette and Scaglietti in one battle, and in ''Force'', she fights Cypha and [=DeVille=] ''without getting injured'', but she injures them (well, they can regenerate).
* BadassAdorable: Her {{Woobie}} status in season one puts her squarely in the "adorable" category, as does her softspoken, caring nature in the later seasons. In either case, the magical beam scythe takes care of the other part.
* BadassBaritone: Bardiche.
* BadassCape: Her Barrier Jacket, except in Sonic Form.
* BadassLesbian: According to both [[WordOfGay Masaki Tsuzuki and Nana Mizuki]], Fate is a lesbian and in a relationship with Nanoha. Fate also happens to be one of the most capable combatants in the series as well.
* BadassLongcoat: Her Barrier Jacket's Impulse Form has one and an additional white cape.
* BattleCouple: With [[WordOfGay Nanoha]].
* BeamSpam: Bardiche's first spoken words in the franchise were "Photon Lancer. Full Autofire." and Fate seems infatuated with this and MacrossMissileMassacre attacks in the first series, but has outgrown it by ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.
* BigDamnHeroes: She has a habit of saving Nanoha from deadly situations in the nick of time.
** The first time, she helps Nanoha defeat Precia's mechas.
** In the first episode of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', she, along with Yuuno and Arf, save Nanoha just in time from Vita.
** In the ''Movie 2nd A's'', she can't save Nanoha from Vita because Signum interferes her and defeats Fate as well, not to mention that Yuuno is DemotedToExtra. The rescue moment is delayed to Nanoha's fight against Reinforce Eins. In the original ''A's'', there wasn't a rescue moment in that fight because Nanoha wasn't in danger.
** In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', Fate saves Nanoha from Vita again. It should be noted that Fate and Nanoha don't know each other at that time and continuity.
** She intercepts [=DeVille=]'s attack on Nanoha in ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]''.
** And one more if you count the ''[[Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya Kaleid Liner]]'' crossover special, where she isn't even properly befriended yet.
* BigLittleSister: To Alicia. In ''[=INNOCENT=]'', Alicia doesn't appreciate it at all.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Sometimes used in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'', such as when Vivio transforms into Adult Mode.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The blonde to Hayate's brunette and Nanoha's redhead.
* BoobsOfSteel: Fate has always been better in close combat than [[{{BFG}} Na]][[BoomStick no]][[MoreDakka ha]], and in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' her breasts are quite noticeably larger than Nanoha's. It also perhaps reflects how she's more of a classically-maternal person than Nanoha.
* BreakoutCharacter: Fate is ''the'' most popular character of the franchise.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:To Alicia]], in the LotusEaterMachine.
* ButtMonkey:
** Tends to get a fair amount of teasing from her friends, especially in the ''Comic a la Carte'' one shots, as she is socially awkward and easily embarrassed.
** In ''[=ViVid=]'', during the team battle chapters. Erio deals a critical hit to her the moment she switches to Sonic Form, inducing heavy ClothingDamage. Then later, she suffers ''further'' ClothingDamage and is left with basically a few scraps left after [[spoiler:Nanoha and Teana's Starlight Breaker collision.]]
* CallingTheOldWomanOut: Averted. [[spoiler:Instead of denouncing her for her cruel acts - especially revealing her status as a ReplacementGoldfish and deeming her worthless at that - Fate says that even if Precia doesn't consider her a daughter, she still brought her into the world, and is her mother]]. Precia brushes it off, though.
* CannotSpitItOut:
** During the first ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' sound stage, Fate struggles with telling Nanoha that they could resolve the issue of who goes into the bath first by [[FuroScene going in together]], but gets interrupted by Amy and Miyuki's arrival and the subsequent decision to go to the public baths.
** In the "Magical Cooking" short side story, Vivio lets her and Nanoha try her salt cookies [[CordonBleughChef with baked caviare and a whole bottle of brandy]] added as seasoning. Fate can't even swallow it and has to put significant effort to ''not'' spit it out, while wondering what to say when Vivio asks how it was. Luckily Nanoha has no such problem and simply says "It's terrible" [[BrutalHonesty with a smile on her face]].
** In the second ''[=StrikerS=] Sound Stage'', she has difficulty talking to Erio and Caro about her concerns for them (specifically that they are hiding their problems from her), causing some unspoken tension between them.
* TheCape: Between TheTrickster Hayate and CombatPragmatist Nanoha, Fate is easily the most classically heroic one of the Three Aces and, possibly, the entire cast. Her post-''A's'' combat attire even includes a long ''white'' cape.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Let's go, Bardiche."
** Bardiche's catchphrase is "Get set."
* CharacterExaggeration: Following the original series, she is, for the most part, a relatively calm individual who is sometimes insecure. In the Comics A La Carte one shots, she gets exaggeratedly depressed over the smallest things, such as Vivio delaying giving her a gift for Mother’s Day until Father’s Day, or choosing to take a bath alone.
* CharClone: To Nanoha's [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro]]. She even progresses from the [[TheRival first type]] to the [[HeelFaceTurn second type]] in A's. Thankfully, she did not progress to [[FallenHero the]] [[KnightTemplar third]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack type]].
* ChildProdigy: According to the manga, was math tutor to Nanoha's sixteen year old sister - at age nine.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Fate is a failed clone of Alicia Testarossa.]]
* ClothingDamage:
** In the original series, her Barrier Jacket gets torn up pretty badly in the final battle with Nanoha after she blocks a Divine Buster.
** In the movie manga, it is instead caused by Precia using area magic on the entire field with no regard to whether or not Fate got caught up in the blast.
** In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'', she goes [[SuperMode Shin Sonic Form]] against Erio, but his speed allows him to keep up with her and he ends up shredding her outfit entirely, leaving just scraps covering anything important. And then [[spoiler: Teana and Nanoha bombard the field with Starlight Breakers, leaving Fate in even fewer scraps of clothing than before]].
* CodeName: Lightning 1 in Riot Force 6, and Riot 1 in Special Duty Section 6.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: In the original series, Fate seems unable to comprehend that Precia's abuse is ''not'' what parental affection is supposed to be like. It takes many years for Lindy to "decondition" her to accept real tenderness without tensing up (see HatesBeingTouched below).
* ContraltoOfDanger: Her voice drops whenever she gets some action.
* CoolBigSis: Caro has stated that she's always viewed Fate as more of an older sister than a mother. [[AdoptivePeerParent The small age difference]] might have something to do with it.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Fate's Barrier Jacket is black and frequently includes a Dracula-esque high-collared black and red cape. Black is even stated to be her favorite color and she fights with an axe/scythe. While she was a DarkMagicalGirl, after her HeelFaceTurn she became the closest friend Nanoha [[DefeatMeansFriendship "befriended".]]
* DarkMagicalGirl: The page image because she hits every item on the list. Fate is pretty much the TropeCodifier.
* DeflectorShield: She knows Defenser, Defenser Plus, Multi Defenser and Round Shield.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She has lost her cold attitude between the first and second season.
* DisappearedDad: Her father doesn't get the slightest mention.
* DotingParent: To Vivio in ''Comics A la Carte''.
* TheDragon: An unusual example, but an example nonetheless since she's Precia's enforcer.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: She gets these upon learning about her true origins.
* ElementalPunch: Subverted. Her ''Thunder Arm'' is a defense spell that allows her to shield close-ranged attacks with her left arm.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Especially in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' manga.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: After she joined the TSAB, she doesn't wear GirlishPigtails as her casual hairstyle anymore. A year after ''[=StrikerS=]'', she drops them completely in her Barrier Jacket outfit, too.
* {{Expy}}: She's got the equivalent of a dead sister, in the first season she served as the hero's [[TheRival rival]], she was the product of a project, and she had a HeelFaceTurn. In this sense she's a GenderFlipped, kinder version of [[SonicTheHedgehog Shadow]].
** Take all of that, then add in the blonde hair and a form that lets her go [[MemeticMutation Three Times Faster]] and she's a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam CHAR]].
* ExtremeDoormat: In the first season, as per her LoveMartyr status.
* TheFinalTemptation: Undergoes this in ''A's''.
* FirstNameBasis: As oppose to a lot of other characters in the series Fate hardly ever uses Japanese Honorifics when talking to her friends or family. Though this may stem more from where she lived rather then rudeness on her part ([[NiceGirl of which she has none]]).
* FlawedPrototype: [[spoiler:Technically speaking, she is one for Project F. She's among the first clones produced via the tech, but wasn't identical to her original, which was the project's goal.]]
* FragileSpeedster: Not noticeably so in normal combat despite being relatively weak in defensive magic, but her Sonic Drive SuperMode combined with Bardiche's Zanber Form turns her into a hypersonic OneHitPointWonder. Fate is still alarmingly fast when in her Lightning Form, but her Sonic Form (and later Shin Sonic Form) weakens her defenses and turns her inherent speed UpToEleven. Just to drive her speed home: In ''Force'', she fights [=DeVille=] of Hückebein, whose special skill is short-distance teleportation in combat, to a standstill. [=DeVille=] first thinks Fate can teleport as well, before realizing that no, ''she's just that fast''. [[IAmNotLeftHanded And she wasn't using her Sonic Form, either.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: Back when the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs two of them were enemies]] Fate and Signum had this type of relationship with each other. They both respected each others strength and skill and openly complimented each other during their fights. However they on the opposite sides so Signum thought a friendship was impossible, Fate's assertion of the opposite causing Signum [[NotSoStoic to shed]] a SingleTear.
** FriendlyRival: After they buried the hatchet and became friends their rivalry turned into this with Signum acting as a sort of mentor/CoolBigSis figure in Fate's life (which includes some good-natured teasing and [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead hair ruffling]] from the older woman). It's also noted InUniverse that Fate is one of the few people outside of the Yagami family that can make Signum openly relaxed.
* FriendToAllChildren: She has a habit of saving, adopting, and befriending (not in [[DefeatMeansFriendship that]] way) orphaned children.
* FrillyUpgrade: In ''The Movie 2nd A's'' after breaking out of the LotusEaterMachine, she gains a white cape and a skirt within a skirt to better tie into her ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' outfit.
--> "Living with the memories of the past in her heart, her cloak/Barrier Jacket is her snow-white wings for protecting her loved ones. It can be said that it is Fate's will to embrace the future given form."
* GenreSavvy: Before the final battle in ''[=StrikerS=]'' she doesn't bother to tell Nanoha not to use the Blaster System, instead telling her not to overuse it.
* GirlishPigtails: Five months after the "Book of Darkness Incident", she wears her hair straight outside of combat. A year after ''[=StrikerS=]'', she ultimately replaces her two pigtals for a ponytail.
* GirlyBruiser
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Fate does this in Episode 5 Season 1, appearing as a black silhouette with Alucard-style glowing yellow circles.
* GoldColoredSuperiority: Fate's base magical color is golden, which is said to be rare among mages. She's also one of the strongest TSAB mages and considered by many to be the fastest, hence her other title "Golden Flash."
* GoneHorriblyRight: Jail made her all that she could be via genetic engineering for Precia. She eventually proceeds to beat the crap out of several of Jail's favored daughters and the man himself.
* GoodParents: The idea of being a bad parent for Erio and Caro terrifies her, and she went through [[InvokedTrope a lot of effort]] to avoid that: imitating Lindy, asking Momoko and Leti for advice, and reading a lot of books. Given her history with [[AbusiveParents Precia]], her worries [[IAmNotMyFather make a lot of sense]]. Erio and Caro's [[YouAreNotAlone speech]] in episode 24 of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' made it clear that she succeeded.
* GrillingTheNewbie: Receives this treatment when she transfers to Nanoha's class.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Even during her tenure as a DarkMagicalGirl, she was depicted to be kind and innocent. She then grows up to become the most LawfulGood character in the series.
* HappilyAdopted: By Lindy. She later adopts Erio, Caro, and more or less Vivio.
* HatesBeingTouched: She's apparently not used to physical intimacy (or intimacy in general), considering [[AbusiveParents her past]].
** In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', blushes and looks somewhat uncomfortable after Lindy takes her hand, prompting Lindy to apologize.
** In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'', she blushes when Vivio cups her face in her hands.
** In the Movie manga, Linith makes note of this and suggests that it's because Precia did not give her much affection (this was back when Precia was just distant, rather than outright abusive).
** In the ''The Movie 2nd A's'', Lindy reaches out to touch her in a maternal manner, which she enjoys. However, when Precia reaches to touch her in the LotusEaterMachine, she instinctively pulls away, showing that she's come to view Lindy as the mother she always wanted.
** She doesn't have any trouble initiating contact come ''[=StrikerS=]'', as seen when she dotes on her children or comforted Nanoha during her HeroicBSOD.
* HeelFaceTurn: During the GrandFinale of the first season.
* HeroesLoveDogs: One of the most heroic characters in the franchise following her HeelFaceTurn, and she has a wolf familiar.
* HeroesWantRedheads: According to WordOfGay, she's in a relationship with [[RedHeadedHero Nanoha]] (although Nanoha's hair is a bit on the brown side).
* HeroicBSOD: Winds up with her finding that she's [[spoiler:a placeholder while Precia tries to revive her daughter]]. She gets pushed over the cliff after Precia admits that she has always completely hated Fate despite Fate's unwavering dedication to her "mother" up till then.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Whatever you make of Nanoha and Fate, they pretty much ''are'' life partners after ''[=StrikerS=]''.
** [[http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff230/BPHaru3/RND/Fate_chan_is_a_prince_en.jpg Not so heterosexual]] anymore.
* HonorBeforeReason: Fate helps free [[WorthyOpponent Signum]] from a monster's clutches rather than take the opportunity to capture her. Even Signum tells her she shouldn't have done that, albeit largely because Fate cost her a Linker Core by destroying the monster.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Aside from her PowerLimiter, she changes to her (Shin) Sonic Form when she gets serious.
* IAmNotMyFather: The biggest reason why she puts so much effort into being a good mother for Erio and Caro.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Fate seems to enjoy this one.
* ImprobableAge: A combat mage at age 9 and an Enforcer at age 12. Then again, Linith suggests that Precia should not be sending her out into combat until she is physically mature.
* IronicNickname: Her EvilKnockoff [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Levi]] calls her "Original" because she [[{{Malaproper}} mispronounces her name as "Hate"]]. [[spoiler:Considering that Fate herself is the clone of Alicia, the latter is actually the real original.]]
* {{Irony}}: Despite being about 10 years her Junior to [[WorthyOpponent Signum]] and having to retake her Enforcer Exam three times because she was worried about Nanoha's NearDeathExperience (something Signum light-heartedly teased her about during one of the Sound Stages) Fate managed to shoot up the ranks of the TSAB and, by the time of Riot Force 6's operation, became her rivals superior officer.
* JackOfAllTrades: Fate is well versed in all forms of magical combat; able to use powerful ranged spells and fight in close range. This is in contrast with Nanoha, [[BeamSpam who excels]] [[WaveMotionGun in ranged combat]], and Hayate, [[PersonOfMassDestruction who can only use]] [[CripplingOverspecialization nuke-level spells]]. This makes her one of the best Enforcers in the TSAB, as the position requires a mage to have a wide array of skills to fit any possible situation.
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: She wonders what she should call Chrono once she joins his family as his younger sister. She occasionally calls Chrono "Onii-chan" much to his embarrassment, but otherwise tends to just use his first name, (or "Admiral Chrono" when she's on duty in front of people she doesn't know).
* KamehameHadouken: ''Plasma Smasher'' and ''Trident Smasher'' are cast from her palm.
* KnightOfCerebus: In the original series, heralds the start of the plot getting serious and Nanoha facing setbacks and failure on her quest for the Jewel Seeds.
* LadyOfWar: Fate is typically soft-spoken, caring, and occasionally seems a little lost, but [[{{Badass}} thoroughly competent in combat]].
* TheLancer: To Nanoha in the franchise as a whole. When they work for Hayate, both can be considered as her lancers, but Fate fits TheSmartGirl role better.
* LaserBlade: Bardiche's scythe and various sword forms.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: She's an [[AntiVillain antagonist]] in season 1, but just look at any poster or cover of later seasons, and you know that she's a hero now.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Chrono during ''A's''. Then they became ''actual'' brother and sister.
* LightHeartedRematch: Engages in some sparring matches with Signum in between the time of A's and [=StrikerS=], which she admits to have only won two out of ten matches.
* LimitBreak: ''Jet Zanber'' in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 45% basic damage in the second game, that is average.
* LoveMartyr: Towards her first mother, Precia. Even after being rejected by her, continues to love her because she brought her into the world, and to Fate, is still her mother even if she doesn't acknowledge her as a daughter.
** To incredibly awkward levels in the DVDCommentary of the movie; as she's defending her mother ''as Precia is whipping her''. "She never gave wounds that magic couldn't heal." This is actually a painful bit of TruthInTelevision, seeing as it's not uncommon for abuse victims to sugarcoat or outright defend the behavior of their abusers.
* LuminescentBlush: Gets this fairly often, especially in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]''.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Something of a variation, in that she is TheDragon, and never betrayed Precia. [[spoiler: Precia threw her away.]]
* TheMaidenNameDebate: When she's adopted by the Harlaown family, takes on "Testarossa-Harlaown" as her family name, as she considers both Precia and Lindy her mothers; the former for bringing her into the world and the latter for raising her. Most fans just call her Fate T. Harlaown.
** In ''Force'', when Curren asks for her name, Fate responses with "It's Harlaown".
* MarriedToTheJob: Her job as Enforcer requires her to travel around space most of the time. In the Megami Sound Stages, she laments the fact that she can't spend as much time as she wants with her adopted children Erio and Caro, and in ViVid, she was away so often that she was the last person to hear about her other adopted daughter Vivio's Adult Form (Nanoha kinda forgot to mention that little detail to her). In the 2nd Mother's Day one-shot, when Vivio teases Fate about how often she is absent from her life (prompting Fate to angst that Vivio will no longer consider her one of her mothers).
* MartialPacifist: According to Shari, she greatly enjoys mock battles, but doesn't like actual combat.
* MilitaryBrat: Downplayed. Lindy was an admiral by the time she adopted Fate, although she entered semi-retirement to spend time raising her.
* MsFanservice: She wears the most {{Stripperific}} suit (especially her sonic form) among the heroes and also tends to be the victim of severe ClothingDamage more often than the others.
* MyBelovedSmother: In contrast to her usual soft-spoken self, many people note that Erio and Caro [[spoiler: And Vivio]] are actually pretty spoiled by her, despite being very capable children. Considering [[AbusiveParents her upbringing]] [[spoiler: and [[CloningBlues their similar origins]]]], this is actually pretty justified.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Initially uses this as a justification for her actions.
* NewTransferStudent: Briefly in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''. This seems to be just for the sake of playing with the trope in magical girl shows but the school setting was rarely used in that season.
* OfficialCouple: With [[WordOfGay Nanoha]].
* OhCrap: Her reaction to Nanoha's ''Starlight Breaker''.
* OverEnthusiasticParents: To Vivio in ''Comics A la Carte''.
* OverlyLongName: Fate Testarossa-Harlaown. There is a reason why it's shortened to Fate T. Harlaown in the media.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Vivio, Caro, and Erio.
* PetTheDog: Sound Stage 2, which deals with her backstory, set while she was still an antagonist, shows that she made Arf into a familiar solely to save her life, and set the contract open so that Arf can live the way she wants to, without having to worry about herself disappearing when it's fulfilled.
* PhlebotinumRebel: Subverted - while she's an indirect products of Jail's illegal research and the one in charge of Jail's capture, she doesn't treat him any differently than she would every other criminal.
* PrinceCharming: Is this for Nanoha. Originally the voice actors of the two joked about how Fate is Nanoha's prince in an interview - It fit well with her [[TheCape Cape]] attitude and [[BigDamnHeroes habit of saving Nanoha from deadly situations]]. Finally in ''INNOCENT'' Arisa teases them by outright saying she's a PrinceCharming to Nanoha. Nanoha is blushingly embarrassed.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Many of her spells as well as Fate herself are surrounded by purple sparks. Think about it. Purple? [[ShockAndAwe Sparks]]? Makes you wonder if these sparks represent Precia in any way. Additionally, when Fate is about to perform her most powerful spell ''Plasma Zanber Breaker'', purple lightnings fall from the sky and charge the Zanber.
* TheQuietOne: Bardiche. He talks less as much as Raising Heart (even less in the movies, while Raising Heart got even more lines). The Forwards lampshade that Bardiche is a really quiet Device. However, Teana thinks his silence is one of his greatest things of him. Doing things through action and not words, protecting his master as her weapon at all times.
* RapunzelHair: In the first two seasons, her hair reaches almost down to her feet, and she reportedly has difficulty washing it on her own.
* RedBaron: She is known in the TSAB as "The Ace of the Navy" and the "Golden Flash"[[note]]Kin no Senkou[[/note]].
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:To Precia.]]
* ReverseShrapnel: Photon/Plasma Lancer.
* RightHandedMirror: On two levels:
** Firstly, she is a right-handed DarkMagicalGirl to the left-handed Nanoha.
** Secondly, she is an [[ReplacementGoldfish imperfect clone of Precia's late left-handed daughter]]. In fact, Fate's handedness was one of the things that made Precia realize that she is not Alicia and reject her.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Nanoha in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Inverted. Just like Nanoha, she's bad in English but became very good in math due to her Mid-Childan magic.
* SaveTheVillain: Saves Signum from a desert monster, and in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', while it is not her primary goal, saves the lives of Scaglietti and several of his defeated cyborgs by stopping the self-destruct sequence.
* SayMyName:
** Last episode of Season 1, with Nanoha. [[{{Squee}} Awww...]]
** This comes up again at the end of the first episode in season 2. Nanoha is about to be killed by Vita, and she calls out Fate's name. [[BigDamnHeroes And Fate appears]].
** And in episode 3 of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', Nanoha and Fate are both hesitant and unable to look at each other, until they say each other's name, as they had promised to do the next time they met, back in season 1.
* ShedArmorGainSpeed: The concept of Fate's Sonic Form is to devote her magic usage to speed and power at the cost of her defense. Since Barrier Jackets take up mana to maintain, she removes parts of her barrier jacket in order to achieve the desired effect. Various enemies have noted that her defense after Sonic Form is so thin, one glancing strike from her opponent can kill her.
* ShipTease: With [[LesYay Nanoha]], both in the main continuity and in [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT INNOCENT]].
* ShockAndAwe: She specializes in lightning magic.
* ShrinkingViolet: She's very shy and reserved.
* SignatureMove:
** Unlike Nanoha, Fate has not really a particular spell which she uses frequently, with the exception of her Photon Lancer and Plasma Lancer, but these spells are very ordinary and less memorable. Her ''Smasher'' spells are used very rarely, and her Plasma Zanber Breaker was used only once. Thanks to Bardiche's ''Scythe/Haken/Crescent Form'', the closest example would be ''Arc/Haken/Crescent Saber'', which can be considered as Fate's most "iconic" spell, and in contrast to her ''Smasher'' spells, these ''Saber'' spells have the least differences to each other.
** On the other hand, ''Thunder Rage'' and its variations seem to be the signature spell of her family, since not only Fate knows these spells, but also Precia and Erio.
* TheSmartGirl: As an Enforcer, her main job is investigating cases. The role is given to her whenever Hayate is TheLeader in any TheTeam constellation.
** In ''Force'', she is one of the five girls who fight and save Thoma; the other four are [[TheHeroine Nanoha]], [[TheLancer Isis]], [[TheBigGirl Subaru]] and [[TheChick Lily]]. Fate attacks only twice, but she doesn't target him, but the Bible of the Silver Cross and damages it, which is a major turn during the battle. She is the only one to do such a smart move.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Likes sparring with Signum and Nanoha, although Shari implies that she stopped sparring with Nanoha for some time after she was injured (possibly for fear of her overexerting herself).
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her regular outfit in season one, quite possibly even more so than her Barrier Jacket. This also applies to her [[SuperMode True Sonic Form]] in the Third season.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Initially seems unfeeling, but after becoming friends with Nanoha, shows a kinder, gentler and often somewhat shy side.
* SuperPrototype:[[spoiler:Taking Precia's issues with the result aside; her magical capabilities are hinted to be equal to or have exceeded that of her original. In fact, attempts to replicate the result Fate was couldn't be done.]]
* SuperSoldier: An unintentional case [[spoiler: as she was meant to be just a clone of Alicia.]]
* SuperSpeed: Her best asset, which is enhanced by her [[SuperMode Sonic Form]] at the cost of her defense. By Force, she has become so fast she's able to keep up with a guy whose ability is to teleport, with said guy actually mistaking her fast movement as teleportation too. The kicker, that time she has not yet activated Sonic Form.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Bardiche.
** [[AnAxeToGrind Axe]] [[BladeOnAStick On A Stick]]: The "Axe of Flash" Bardiche's default combat mode, which is, well, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardiche bardiche.]] It's called Device Form in the original series, Axe Form in ''The Movie 1st'', Assault Form in ''A's'', and Bullova Form in ''The Movie 2nd A's''.
** {{BFS}}: Bardiche's Zanber form, with Jet Zanber putting even more emphasis on the "B". Riot Zanber Calamity is the combination of the two Riot Blades, resembling a larger Zanber Form. In ''FORCE'', we have Riot Zanber II.
** BladeOnAStick: Bardiche's Sealing Form in the original series, and Glaive Form (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Grave Form]][[note]]Listening to Bardiche carefully, he really says "Grave Form"[[/note]]) in the movie.
** DualWielding: Bardiche's Riot Zanber Stinger. And one of the forms of Riot Blade II.
** LaserBlade: Actually, all of Bardiche's blades are this, except his default combat mode. The form which traditionally fits this trope is the single Riot Blade. Also one of the forms of Riot Blade II.
** RevolversAreJustBetter: Regardless of the form it's in, Bardiche uses a six-shot revolver cylinder for the cartridge system.
** SinisterScythe: Bardiche's Scythe Form, later upgraded to Haken Form (or Crescent Form in the movie).
* SwordBeam: The ''Blade Impulse'' is a classical sword beam, performed with Bardiche's Zanber Form. ''Arc/Haken/Crescent Saber'' is the scythe variant, throwing the energy blade from Bardiche's Scythe/Haken/Crescent Form.
* TemporalThemeNaming: Fate is the idea that time is immutable. Coincidentally, this gives her FamilyThemeNaming with Chrono after she's adopted.
* ThousandYardStare: After the first whipping scene.
* TooManyBelts: Her Barrier Jacket for the first two seasons.
* TragicDream: All she ever wanted in the first season was for her mother to smile at her. [[AbusiveParents Precia's]] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introductory]] [[ATasteOfTheLash scene]] made it ''very'' clear why this was impossible.
* TheUnfavorite: A weird version; her sister is clearly the favorite of their mother [[spoiler:because Fate is a clone of her 'sister' Alicia, and Fate is hated because she was "too" different from (and some ways, like magical aptitude, actually ''better'' than) the original]].
* UpToEleven: You think Bardiche's [[{{BFS}} Zanber Form]] is big? Well say hello to [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=455604 Assault Riot Zanber II,]] which like most other weaponry in ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' is twice as big as anything a sane person would carry.
* VehicularThemeNaming: After [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_Testarossa Ferrari Testarossa]].
* VocalEvolution: Bardiche's voice is much higher in the ''The Movie 1st'' and sounds much less MachineMonotone. In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', his voice is deeper and more monotone, but not as deep as in the TV series.
* WaveMotionGun: ''Spark Smasher'' and ''Thunder Smasher'' are fired by striking Bardiche's Device Form onto/through the magic circle muzzle.
* WaveMotionSword: Her most powerful spell, ''Plasma Zanber Breaker'', Fate's equivalent to Nanoha's ''Starlight Breaker'' and Hayate's ''Ragnarök''.
* WeakButSkilled: Although not really weak in any sense of the word, Fate doesn't pack as much raw firepower as either Nanoha or Hayate. However, she makes up for it by having a much more balanced skillset without any real holes and by being [[SuperSpeed extremely fast.]]
* WellDoneDaughterGal: In the first season, she desperately wants Precia's approval, despite it clearly being a lost cause.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Nanoha certainly thought so.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Gives one in episode 12, mostly to herself, as she recovers from the BreakTheCutie treatment that [[BigBad Pre]][[AbusiveParents cia]] had inflicted on her.
--> '''Fate''': "That's right... you've always been by my side too, [[EmpathicWeapon Bardiche]]. I can't just let things with you end like this, right...?"
--> '''Bardiche''': "[[GratuitousEnglish Yes, sir]]."
--> '''Fate''': "I'm not sure if I can pull this off, but let's give our best together, okay?"
--> '''Bardiche''': "Recovery."
--> '''Fate''':" Nothing has even begun between us yet... That's why, in order to start anew as my true self, [[IHatePastMe I'm done with the way I've been up to now.]]"
* {{Yandere}}: Just like Raising Heart's AxCrazy portrayal, Fate's care for Nanoha went from being simple if [[ShipTease somewhat implicit]] friendship to perverted obsession in the [[AbridgedSeries manga omakes]], pretty much caring for nothing but getting Nanoha in bed. Sadly for her, [[ObliviousToLove Nanoha has no idea what she wants]].
* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Her lightning-elemental spells are golden and the sparks are purple. In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', when she breaks out from the LotusEaterMachine, the sparks are sky blue like Alicia's magic color.
* YouCantFightFate: Part of her initial depression, [[spoiler:even before her CloningBlues.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: The Impulse Form of Fate's Barrier Jacket in ''[=StrikerS=]'' as her skirt in the first two seasons doesn't fit the standard. Her Shin Sonic Form also disqualify, since it has no skirt at all.
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!!Arf
!!! Voiced by: Creator/NatsukoKuwatani in the Japanese version and Creator/LaurenLanda in the English version.
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Fate's familiar, who accompanies her on her quest to find the Jewel Seeds. She despises Fate's mother and is only loyal to Fate. Late in the series, when she is injured after attacking Precia over her mistreatment of Fate, she retreats to Earth and seeks help from Nanoha, later helping in the assault on the Garden of Time. She fights alongside the heroes in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', primarily facing off against Zafira.

In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', she takes on the form of a small child in order to use as little of Fate's mana as possible and stays behind to do household chores, believing that Fate has become strong enough to fight on her own. She helps the Harlaown family in the household and is Karel and Liera's babysitter, the children of Chrono and Amy.
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!!Nanoha Takamachi — Ace of Aces, Ace of the Sky
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukariTamura in Japanese, Creator/CristinaValenzuela in English
!!!Voiced by: Creator/DonnaBurke (Raising Heart)
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-> ''"I'm fine with being a devil... I'll just use my hellish tools to get you to listen!"''\\
-- ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs, episode 9''

Nanoha, the protagonist of the series, is introduced as a sweet little [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Elementary School Student]] with a normal life. However, this changes when she answers [[CallToAdventure a psychic call for help]]. Finding an injured ferret, Nanoha responsibly takes it to a nearby vet. Later that night, however, she hears another call, and arrives in time to see the ferret under attack from a monster. The [[NonHumanSidekick now-talking ferret]] explains that he's a mage, and gives her an [[MagicWand Intelligent Device]], Raising Heart, to fend off the attacking monster. With Raising Heart's help, Nanoha quickly learns the basics of magic, defeats the monster, and agrees to help Yuuno find and seal the remaining twenty Jewel Seeds before any more harm is done. Things proceed smoothly until another girl, Fate, appears, and attacks Nanoha with a scythe-like Device. Even while she's defending herself, Nanoha realizes that Fate looks... sad. Nanoha is no stranger to sadness, having spent most of her childhood in an empty house. She resolves to do everything she can to learn about the mysterious girl and her reasons for fighting, and if possible, to become a friend she can count on. Nanoha temporarily joins the Time Space Administration Bureau, which had been monitoring unusual activity, but takes matters into her own hands when they decide to let Fate exhaust herself to more easily capture her, a method she deems far too cruel. The two finally decide to stake everything on a final match, which Nanoha wins. Fate is taken into custody by the TSAB, but before Nanoha has a chance to speak with her, Precia interrupts, and Nanoha watches as Fate's world crumbles around her. Angry at Precia's cruel treatment of Fate, she joins the TSAB Enforcer Chrono and Fate's own familiar Arf in an attack on Precia and Fate's home: the Garden of Time. The three are outmatched, until Fate returns to settle matters with Precia. Nanoha once again encourages Fate, and the two stop Precia from her mad plan to break reality. Precia dies in the collapse, but Nanoha manages to save Fate, and the two have a chance to talk several days later. Nanoha and Fate make official their friendship, and exchange hair ribbons as parting gifts.

Nanoha was later attacked by unknown forces, the Wolkenritter, and beaten to near-unconsciousness without warning or explanation. Despite her exhaustion and wounds, Nanoha fights alongside her new friends to drive off the enemies. As she recovers, Raising Heart is upgraded with a magic cartridge system. Nanoha puts her strict training to use fighting the Book of Darkness and its four knights, ultimately saving both them and Hayate Yagami, who was at the center of the incident.

She [[TimeSkip subsequently]] joins the TSAB, and moves to Mid-Childa where she serves as a Combat Instructor for the Air Force, becoming known as 'The Ace of the Sky'. Joining an elite task force, Riot Force 6, under the command of her friend Hayate, Nanoha spends her time training four promising young recruits, the Forwards. Hoping to save them from making the same mistakes that almost cost her her life, Nanoha stresses safety over risk, although she doesn't always practice what she preaches. With two of the Forwards, Subaru Nakajima and Teana Lanster, as her subordinates as well as Vita her sub-commander, Nanoha leads the [=StarS=] unit of Riot Force 6. She inadvertently becomes attached to a young girl named Vivio, a mysterious girl her squad rescued while on a mission. Vivio, however, is captured once again, and forced to power a nigh-indestructible warship. Faced with a situation not unlike Fate's, Vivio is left questioning her own creation. As she and Nanoha are forced into combat, Nanoha goes to [[CastFromHitPoints incredible lengths]] to save Vivio, and decides to officially adopt her.

Now, Nanoha's life as a mother as depicted in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' are interrupted by the rise of the [[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce the Eclipse Virus]]. She joins Hayate's new task force, Special Duty Section 6, dons a new weapon called the Fortress to combat the AntiMagic threat, and ends up saving [[TheHero Thoma]] from [[BlessedWithSuck his own power]] and subsequently becoming his group's trainer.

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!!Yuuno Scrya
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukariTamura Creator/KaoriMizuhashi in Japanese, Creator/CristinaValenzuela Creator/MarianneMiller in English
!!!Voiced by: Creator/DonnaBurke (Raising Heart)
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-> ''"I'm fine with being a devil... I'll just use ''"Nanoha told me: 'He's my hellish tools magic teacher who is also the legendary Chief Librarian who manages to get organize and maintain the Infinite Library. My most admirable friend. Moreover, long a ago a very cute ferret...'"'' [...] "''Weren't you to listen!"''\\
a ferret that evolved into a real human?''"\\
-- ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs, episode 9''

Nanoha,
'''Chrono''', ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Sound Stage'' Side F, Track 4: "Claudia - Yuuno and Chrono"

Though
the protagonist of the series, is viewer gets to see him introduced first as a sweet little [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Elementary School Student]] with a normal life. However, this changes when she answers [[CallToAdventure a psychic call for help]]. Finding an injured ferret, Nanoha responsibly takes it to a nearby vet. Later that night, however, she hears another call, and arrives in time to see the ferret under attack from a monster. The [[NonHumanSidekick now-talking ferret]] explains that human mage, he's a mage, been badly injured and gives her an [[MagicWand Intelligent Device]], Raising Heart, to fend off [[{{Shapeshifter}} assumes the attacking monster. With Raising Heart's help, form of a ferret]] to better heal and recover. This is how Nanoha quickly learns the basics of magic, defeats the monster, finds him, and agrees to help Yuuno find and seal the remaining twenty Jewel Seeds before any more harm is done. Things proceed smoothly until another girl, Fate, appears, and attacks Nanoha with a scythe-like Device. Even while she's defending herself, Nanoha realizes that Fate looks... sad. Nanoha is no stranger to sadness, having spent most of her childhood in an empty house. She resolves to do everything she can to learn about the mysterious girl and her reasons for fighting, and if possible, to become a friend she can count on. Nanoha temporarily joins the Time Space Administration Bureau, which had been monitoring unusual activity, but takes matters into her own hands when they decide to let Fate exhaust herself to more easily capture her, a method she deems far too cruel. The two finally decide to stake everything on a final match, which Nanoha wins. Fate is taken into custody by the TSAB, but before Nanoha has a chance to speak with her, Precia interrupts, and Nanoha watches as Fate's world crumbles around her. Angry at Precia's cruel treatment of Fate, she joins the TSAB Enforcer Chrono and Fate's own familiar Arf in an attack on Precia and Fate's home: the Garden of Time. The three are outmatched, until Fate returns to settle matters with Precia. Nanoha once again encourages Fate, and the two stop Precia from her mad plan to break reality. Precia dies in the collapse, but Nanoha manages to save Fate, and the two have a chance to talk several days later. Nanoha and Fate make official their friendship, and exchange hair ribbons as parting gifts.

Nanoha was later attacked by unknown forces, the Wolkenritter, and beaten to near-unconsciousness without warning or explanation. Despite her exhaustion and wounds, Nanoha fights alongside her new friends to drive off the enemies. As she recovers, Raising Heart is upgraded with a magic cartridge system. Nanoha puts her strict training to use fighting the Book of Darkness and its four knights, ultimately saving both them and Hayate Yagami, who was at the center of the incident.

She [[TimeSkip subsequently]] joins the TSAB, and moves to Mid-Childa where she serves as a Combat Instructor for the Air Force, becoming known as 'The Ace of the Sky'. Joining an elite task force, Riot Force 6, under the command of her friend Hayate, Nanoha spends her time training four promising young recruits, the Forwards. Hoping to save them from making the same mistakes that almost cost her her life, Nanoha stresses safety over risk, although she
he doesn't always practice what she preaches. With two end up revealing his human form to her until halfway into the first season (not that he meant to keep it secret, it simply slipped his mind that he hadn't actually told her). In any case, Yuuno is looking for [[GottaCatchThemAll twenty one]] [[LostTechnology Jewel Seeds]]. Being unable and unsuited to use [[MagicWand the Intelligent Device, Raising Heart]], he gave it to Nanoha, with whom it is remarkably compatible. Yuuno assists Nanoha in most of her adventures during Season One, acting as a cross between a [[{{Mentors}} mentor]] and TheLancer (of the rare gentle-and-sweet variety).

The second season sees Yuuno having less action time, and more relegated to the backseat. However, his presence is still crucial as he helps in the battles against the Wolkenritter and the season's BigBad. His research in the Infinite Library also provides crucial information about both.

The third season has him effectively PutOnABus -- he only appears in three cameos in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', and at least once in ''[=ViVid=]'' so far... ''[[BrotherChuck and not at all in Force]]''. He has settled down as the Chief Librarian
of the Forwards, Subaru Nakajima and Teana Lanster, as her subordinates as well as Vita her sub-commander, Nanoha leads Infinite Library, in the [=StarS=] unit of Riot Force 6. She inadvertently becomes attached to a young girl named Vivio, a mysterious girl her squad rescued while on a mission. Vivio, however, is captured once again, and forced to power a nigh-indestructible warship. Faced with a situation not unlike Fate's, Vivio is left questioning her own creation. As she and Nanoha are forced into combat, Nanoha goes to [[CastFromHitPoints incredible lengths]] to save Vivio, and decides to officially adopt her.

Now, Nanoha's life
same organization as a mother as depicted in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' are interrupted by the rise of the [[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce the Eclipse Virus]]. She joins Hayate's new task force, Special Duty Section 6, dons a new weapon called the Fortress to combat the AntiMagic threat, and ends up saving [[TheHero Thoma]] from [[BlessedWithSuck his own power]] and subsequently becoming his group's trainer.friends.



!!!Tropes befriended by Nanoha:
* TheAce: She's the TSAB's best combat instructor, and also their best aerial mage. She's known in the bureau as the "Ace of Aces."
* ActionMom: To Vivio.
* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade : In the Movie 1st Manga retelling of the first season Nanoha is noticeably much [[{{Angst}} angstier]] then her canon counterpart when it comes to being AloneInACrowd. In the main continuity her loneliness mostly seems to manifest in wanting to [[DefeatEqualsFriendship befriend]] people that are hurting and [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife a desire to be useful]]. In the manga continuity she has a FreakOut in the first chapter about hurting due to her loneliness. Then of course there's her reaction to the end of the original first seasons events where manga Nanoha [[TearJerker felt that she couldn't save anyone]] (although this one is a bit more understandable since [[spoiler: Nanoha's battle with Fate in said continuity destroyed Bardiche, put the latter girl in a coma for the final battle, and prevented her from getting any closure over Precia]]). Perhaps a case of TropesAreNotGood since this version of Nanoha is seemingly not as well liked as her mainstream counterpart (for reference fans have dubbed this version [[FanNickname Emoha]]).
* AdaptationalBadass: Nanoha was originally just a normal little girl in ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', [[BewareTheNiceOnes who scared middle/high school girls]]. In ''Lyrical Nanoha'', she's a badass MagicalGirlWarrior who [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends people with]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill superior]] [[WaveMotionGun firepower]]. The movie adaptations make her even more badass! In her first movie battle, she obliterate three monsters down at once with one attack. (she didn't learn ''Divine Buster'' until episode 3). Her ''Starlight Breaker'' can nuke a city now and her ''A.C.S. Driver'' can smash Reinforce through several ''skyscraper sized'' rocks!
* AdoptivePeerParent: To Vivio, with whom she has a mere 13-year age gap. This has led to a few jokes about how Nanoha's parents would react.
* AllLovingHeroine: She's very self sacrificing and will do whatever it takes to save anybody she can. She also accepts people for what they are, regardless of how they were born, and she always sees the inherent good within people.
* AlmightyJanitor: One of the most powerful mages in the multiverse and she's only a captain (the ''[=Strikers=]'' epilogue mentioned that she turned down multiple promotions).
* AloneInACrowd: The manga of TheMovie incarnation, before becoming a MagicalGirl. She wonders... what's ''wrong?'' She has friends. She has family who love her. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_movie_1st_the_comics/c001/18.html Why]]... does it [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_movie_1st_the_comics/c001/19.html HURT?]] What is it, out there, that she wants?
** Actually, the anime version has this but in a much smaller way; Before becoming a MagicalGirl, Nanoha reflects that she feels like a bit of a third wheel in her family because her mother and father have each other and her two older siblings likewise spend a lot of time together.
* {{Angst}}: See the above. Notable in that this is only present in the movie manga, otherwise Nanoha doesn't have any angst.
* AscendedExtra / BreakoutCharacter: Formerly a very minor character from ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3''. She's now one of the most recognizable MagicalGirl characters in anime.
* AttackDrone:
** Blaster Bits.
** Raising Heart herself in ''Force''.
* AxCrazy: Not her. [[EmpathicWeapon Raising Heart]]! Being [[AbridgedSeries what they are]], the official manga omakes portray Raising Heart as completely bonkers over StuffBlowingUp. Unfortunately, Nanoha has somehow acquired the reputation of her [[InUniverseNickname Satanic Device]].
* {{Badass}}: Probably the most badass MagicalGirl ever.
* BadassAdorable: Nanoha just has a certain high-energy ''joie de vivre'' to match her high-energy weaponry.
* BadassBoast: She delivers this line to Subaru before they set off to battle.
--> "The Nanoha you've always admired is an invincible ace who will not lose to anybody."
** There's also her line from the 2nd movie [[note]]the show's version sounded more like she was trying to convince herself[[/note]] when she was in a one-on-one fight with what was a PhysicalGod in all but name:
---> "All sorrows and bad dreams... I'll end them!"
* BadassLesbian: According to both [[WordOfGay Masaki Tsuzuki and Yukari Tamura]], Nanoha is a lesbian and in a relationship with Fate. She's also the best aerial combat mage in the entire TSAB.
* BadassLongCoat: In ''Force'', but she doesn't wear it often.
* BadassTeacher: As of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', her primary role is a combat instructor rather than a front line combatant. It doesn't mean that she's gotten any less awesome; quite the opposite.
** Even Raising Heart applies to be one. In Nanoha's early career, she taught Nanoha how to fight and some other stuff (especially in the movie), and she has also taught Vivio and Sacred Heart.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: In the "White Devil" training incident against Teana. Her hand did bleed a little, but then again it was a magical energy blade and she was ''holding Teana in midair by it''... with her ''weak'' hand.
* BattleCouple: With [[WordOfGay Fate]].
* BeamSpam: Her Divine Shooter, Axel Shooter, Sacred Cluser and Shooting Star Assault attacks. Taken UpToEleven, with the [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Spam]] that ends the final fight in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Used Cross Fire Shoot against Teana during the "White Devil Incident" to teach her a lesson about how effective her attacks could be when used properly. Teana would return the favor in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'' when she beat Nanoha by using [[spoiler: Starlight Breaker]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a polite and very friendly individual. However, get on her bad side and she will show you no mercy. [[WaveMotionGun Quattro found this out the hard way.]]
** The manga omakes take this UpToEleven, with a rumor in the TSAB that states if a person gets on Nanoha's bad side, he or she is basically forfeiting his or her life.
* {{BFG}}: An ordinary magical girl's usual equipment is a cute little magic wand. Nanoha uses a staff that can fire WaveMotionGun level blasts of magic. Played straight during ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', where she wields an actual BFG in the form of the Strike Cannon, a component of the [[UpToEleven even larger Fortress System.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead to Fate's Blonde and Hayate's Brunette
* BloodKnight: Though greatly exaggerated by the fandom, Nanoha ''really loves'' fighting as a magical girl. Good thing she's also incredibly kindhearted. Signum is even more of a BloodKnight than her, so when these two clash, results aren't pretty.
* BoomStick: Raising Heart, which is later upgraded to Raising Heart Exelion.
* BridalCarry: Does this to Fate after defeating her in the original series (In the light novel, ''Nanoha'' loses and gets carried), and in a ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'' side chapter, does this to Vita, who fell asleep in her car.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her Blaster System.
* CatchPhrase:
** In the first season, she uses "Lyrical Magical", but this is dropped altogether in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.
** In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', she uses "Zenryoku Zenkai" ("Full Power, Full Throttle"). [[StuffBlowingUp Appropriately enough]], Zenkai is a homophone for "total annihilation".
** Raising Heart has its own catchphrase: "Standby, ready".
* ChekhovsSkill: Wide Area Search, which played a minor part in one season but reappeared in a big way in another one.
* CodeName: [=StarS 1=] in Riot Force 6, and Aggressor 1 in Special Duty Section 6.
* CurbStompBattle: As the Ace of Aces, Nanoha lives so far down the superhuman side of the magic power ladder, that any attempt to fight her as a relatively normal (by Mid-Childan standards) combat mage end up in this. Granted, Fate defeats her relatively easily in their first two encounters, owing to Nanoha's lack of experience of fighting fellow human mages. But come ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', she defeats Dieci in passing, and ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'', she takes down [[spoiler:Einhart]] with ease (even though she cannot completely knock her out). In ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', she takes down the entire Grendel family with a single shot during their escape attempt--after it took the younger protagonists several chapters to apprehend them in the first place.
** She does suffer on the receiving end of this courtesy of Fate in the first season and Vita in the second, [[DefeatMeansFriendship though she gets better and befriends them.]] The only character so far who has dominated Nanoha in combat is Reinforce Eins.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Blaster Mode [[CastFromHP does damage to herself and her device while she uses it]].
* DavidVersusGoliath: Several times. Fate: More experienced. Reinforce: More powerful. [[spoiler:Vivio]]: More powerful. [[spoiler:Thoma]]: ... Yeah.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[NeverLiveItDown Less frequently]] than MemeticMutation would have you think. However, antagonists ''do'' tend to [[HeelFaceTurn join her side]], whether or not they were defeated in one-on-one combat or even if friendship was the intent in the first place.
** In the backstory, she became friends with Alisa and Suzuka after she hit Alisa for bullying Suzuka.
** She and Fate become [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship best friends]] after she defeats Fate in TheOriginalSeries.
** In A's there is a downplayed version. She fights Vita a number of times but the Iron Hammer Knight doesn't become her ally until the series is over. It happens during the TimeSkip. It's noteworthy that she never defeated nor hit her directly during the Book of Darkness Incident.
** After shooting down Teana during a training match, their relationship has become closer and Teana respects her much more.
** In ''[=StrikerS=]'', several of the Numbers join the TSAB or Saint Church after Riot Force 6 foils their plan but averted with Quattro who remains extremely loyal to Jail Scaglietti.
** And by far the most significant example, she fired [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill FIVE STARLIGHT BREAKERS]] on Vivio to calm her down, and she ended up adopting her as her daughter.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: At the age of nine, which seems to be somewhat common in the Nanoha verse.
* {{Determinator}}: Nanoha ''never'' gives up and always takes challenges head on: be it self-imposed [[note]]having Raising Heart [[TrainingFromHell run training simulations in her mind every moment, sleeping or awake]], which was not one of her Device's functions[[/note]], adversities [[note]]such as managing to recover from injuries doctors stated would end her career as a mage and possibly cripple her for life.[[/note]] and downright life-threatening situations [[note]]such as when she cast Starlight Breaker despite having ''a hand stuck through her chest''[[/note]]. This trait seems to have rubbed off on her device Raising Heart herself, who has always supported Nanoha with her somewhat reckless ideas, even actively suggesting reckless ones herself.[[note]] Like suggesting they use, the still then experimental, Excelion mode against the Book of Darkness, despbite the possibility of her breaking.[[/note]] .
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Quattro thought it would be a good idea to piss her off by torturing Vivio and forcing the two of them to fight each other. She responded with a Blaster 3 Divine Buster from the other side of the Saint's Cradle.
* TheDreaded: Not as much as Hayate, but some people really fear the "Ace of Aces". Teana and Subaru are still afraid from her if they disobey orders ever again. Those two even admit that they are feared themselves by other people because they are trained by Nanoha, and that people are [[MistakenForBadass terrified of Yuuno]] when they just learn that he trained her.
* DungeonBypass:
** Uses her Divine Buster to blows through half the Cradle from the inside to get Quattro in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''.
** And in ''[[Manga/NanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' she uses her protective shield to go through a bunch of empty buildings FlyingBrick style as a shortcut during an aerial race.
* EnergyAbsorption: Her ''Starlight Breaker'' works by absorbing the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield and firing it in a massive beam. This makes it [[SimpleYetAwesome both deadly and cost-efficient]] since it doesn't completely rely on a mage's own power, [[spoiler:which is the main reason why Nanoha decided to teach it to Teana after ''[=StrikerS=]'']].
* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: She has two high-powered battles with Signum in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' manga. Both of them end in a draw.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Either that, or she's just a magnet for lesbians. Each series has at least one case: Alisa in TheOriginalSeries, Fate from ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' onwards, and Subaru in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Since her teens, she wears a side-ponytail as her casual hairstyle. A year after the JS Incident, she completely drops her GirlishPigtails for the side-ponytail in her Barrier Jacket outfit.
* FamedInStory: Nanoha is not only one of TSAB's best mages, she's also well known in Mid-Childa. Her exploits are considered legendary and there are two movies about her most famous cases. [[AscendedFanboy Subaru]] even kept a magazine clipping of Nanoha during her days at the academy. In ''Force'', the Grendels easily give up their plans of escaping when they learned that she was one of the people guarding their prison.
* FeatherMotif: Despite her fan reputation as a devil, Nanoha is often portrayed with pink glowing feathers, an attribute to her AllLovingHero nature. They always appear in her {{Transformation Sequence}}s and whenever she flies. The feather motif is one of her most defining attributes, similar like Fate's lightning motif.
* FingerpokeOfDoom: She fired Cross Fire Shoot with her index finger at Teana. Notably, it was her right and weak hand.
* FinishingMove: Starlight Breaker. Justified in that the later it's used the more effective it is. The only time it did not end the battle immediately was when it was used by The Book of Darkness Incident early on, though, it was Raising Heart who requested it and the Wolkenritter were forced to escape.
--> '''Vivio:''' "Fate-mama, it looks like you fainted the instant that it hit you."\\
'''Fate:''' "Anyone would go out after taking something like that. Just like turning off the lights, I lost consciousness as soon as it touched me."\\
'''Vivio:''' "Ah, I know that feeling. At the very moment that you can't withstand it."
* FirstNameBasis: Prefers being addressed by her first name, even by her subordinates.
* {{Foil}}: To every major character outside of [[LighterAndSofter ViVid]], especially Fate. Nanoha doesn't have a tragic or complex backstory. She comes from a large, warm family, and the worst hardship she ever experienced before the series started was when she was left at home due to her father being in the hospital. As a result, she's a straightforward, kind, and (for lack of a better word) simple person with a single motivation (helping people because it's the right thing to do). If you pick any other character, it's a good bet that they have complex motivations and they've suffered a great deal to get where they are, normally involving the loss of a family member in one way or another. She acts as the counterbalance to what would otherwise be a DysfunctionJunction.
* GamerChick: According to Sound Stage 1, she's into and really good at fighting games. Makes sense.
* GiantPoofySleeves: Part of her Barrier Jacket. They're actually the reason why the series is what it is, since they make her look like a Gundam.
* GirlishPigtails: As a child, she has two small pigtails. In ''[=StrikerS=]'', she wears pigtails when she wears her Barrier Jacket. A flashback shows, when Nanoha was very young, she had only one pigtail (on the left side), which would explain her side-ponytail in her adolescence and adulthood.
* GirlyBruiser: Nanoha is a very feminine girl, but can dish out asskickings comparable to a mobile suit.
* GirlyRun: As a child.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Nanoha sticks to her ethics, but she won't hesitate to blast her opponents if they give her cause.
* GrowingUpSucks: Averted. Many {{Magical Girl}}s lose their powers and put aside their dreams to get married or go to college. Nanoha [[StayWithTheAliens leaves the planet]] to become a combat instructor in an inter-dimensional Air Force.
* HandicappedBadass: In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'', where she's still recovering from Raising Heart Exelion's Blaster Mode.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: In the first episodes of the first season, Nanoha easily dispatches monsters of the week despite having only been exposed to magic in a short while before suffering her first defeat at the hands of the more experienced DarkMagicalGirl Rival. This turns into a subversion as she defeated said rival using two spells she spent considerable time practicing (bind spells and [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]]). This turns into an aversion during the second season [[AllThereInTheManual as the supplementary manga revealed]] that she [[TrainingFromHell subjected herself to a training regimen that included, among other things, virtual battle simulations every waking moment of her life]], leading to an exponential increase in her abilities. The third season then reveals that all the accumulated stress from her training method nearly cost her her life during a mission.
* HeirToTheDojo: In ''INNOCENT'' like her elder siblings. A single demonstration of her skills is enough to scare people who aren't [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Fate]].
* HerosFirstRescue:
** Her magical girl career began with saving a talking ferret from a violent, amorphous monster.
** ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' starts with Nanoha literally rescuing Subaru from a burning building... [[IThoughtItMeant but that isn't what the trope is actually about.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After Vivio is kidnapped. At first she continues to carry out her duties through sheer willpower, but when she finishes and no longer has anything to distract her, she breaks down crying in Fate's arms. Of course, being [[PluckyGirl Nanoha]], she ultimately doesn't let her emotions keep her down, and channels them into rescuing Vivio and kicking the crap out of her enemies.
* HeroicRROD: A side effect of her {{determinator}} attitude, overexerting herself has threatened her dearly at times. Between the second and third series she got into a life/career-threatening accident because of it, and it is suggested she ''permanently'' lost roughly 8% of her magic power from her actions in the [=StrikerS=] finale.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Whatever you make of Nanoha and Fate, they pretty much ''are'' life partners after ''[=StrikerS=]''.
** [[http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff230/BPHaru3/RND/Fate_chan_is_a_prince_en.jpg Not so heterosexual]] anymore.
* HiddenEyes: Happens a few times during the "White Devil Incident".
* HypocriticalHumor: During ''The Movie 1st's'' DVDCommentary, Nanoha complains to Fate that her ''Photon Lancer: Phalanx Shift'' is destroying the buildings. When the movie finally shows ''Starlight Breaker'' the Forward Team, Fate and Vivio are horrified by its extremely destructive power, which is obliterating the entire city.
* [[IAmNotLeftHanded I Am Not Right-Handed]]: She has proven several times that she's someone you don't want to underestimate. In ''A's'', it was her Exelion Mode, and since ''[=StrikerS=]'', her Exceed Mode and Blaster System prove that she does not hold back.
** Inverts this trope during the "White Devil Incident". She calls Raising Heart changing back to her Standby Mode, she catches Teana's stab attack with her right hand, is holding her midair and shoots her down with her right index finger.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Against [[spoiler:a Reinforce-possessed Hayate]] in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', [[spoiler:Vivio]] in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', and [[spoiler:Thoma in ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'']].
* InnocentBlueEyes: In contrast to Fate's [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]]. However, Nanoha's eyes are more indigo than blue, that's why some installments portray her with purple eyes.
* InstantExpert: Subverted. Nanoha displays an immense amount of talent with magic and amazes Yuuno with her natural affinity for shooting magics in particular, but the Sound Stages show her struggling to learn other spells like Restrict Lock, and the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' manga makes a point of showing off what kind of [[TrainingFromHell hellish training regimen]] she goes through on a daily basis.
** Played straight in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]''. Nanoha learns pretty quick how to play the game if someone explain her new features she doesn't know. Or she just copies other people, which would be like copying the moves in a fighting game, without seeing the input commands.
* ImprobableAge: She is a combat instructor for the TSAB Air Force at age 14.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In ''INNOCENT'', she can use a spoon like a ''sword'' to punch a perfect hole through a cup. And other people are horrified by her skills. [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Except Fate]]. In the last page of that same chapter, Nanoha is shown slicing leaves ''[[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_innocent/c005.5/17.html with a twig.]]''
* JuniorCounterpart: Nanoha is this to Gil Graham. Her backstory is very similar to Graham's. Graham was once a normal boy from England who found an injured TSAB soldier in a forest and helped him. The young Graham got contact with the world of magic for the first time and he eventually became a TSAB officer himself later.
* JustFriends: With Yuuno and Chrono.
* KamehameHadouken: Strike Smasher is fired from her palm, similar to Fate's Plasma Smasher and Trident Smasher.
* LadyOfWar: [[ProperLady Polite and a very refined lady outside of the battlefield]]. [[{{Badass}} Can and will kick enemies' asses when fighting]].
* LegendaryInTheSequel: By ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', the now adult Nanoha had become a legendary, celebrity-like figure in TheMultiverse, complete with some people doubting the authenticity of official [[TheFederation TSAB]] reports about how she was able to solve two dimensional incidents and killed an unkillable EldritchAbomination back when she was a rookie 9-year old mage. There were even movies based off said incidents.
* LimitBreak: Starlight Breaker, which is powered by residual magic in the surrounding environment, and so gets more powerful the later it is used.
** To say nothing of [[CastFromHitPoints Blaster Mode.]]
** It's also her Full Drive Burst in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 47.5% basic damage in the second game, which is slightly above average.
* TheLoad: Desperately subverts this trope during the first battle with the Wolkenritter. After being injured by Vita, she spends most of the time inside a healing barrier and is forced to see how her friends are getting beaten up slowly. Then, she and Raising Heart decide to destroy the PhantomZone of the Wolkenritter with Starlight Breaker, and she doesn't stop it even when Shamal is sticking her hand through Nanoha's chest.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Nanoha's first encounter with Fate gets her knocked straight into the hospital, and all she can think about are Fate's [[WhatBeautifulEyes beautiful eyes.]]
* MagneticHero: Nanoha is apparently at her best accompanied by former foes she's thrashed to within an inch of their lives. Of course, she's very nice about it.
* MamaBear: Do ''not'' touch Vivio. In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'', she's less of a mama bear because Vivio is strong enough to take care of herself.
** The first true sign of why this is a bad idea happens when Quattro taunts her by trying to stroke Vivio's cheek. Nanoha give a DeathGlare and shoots her on the spot (unfortunately, it was just an illusion). No warning, no attack calling, she just fires on the monster that would dare to lay a single finger on her daughter.
* MercurysWings: Her spell, Flier Fin, causes wings to appear on her feet. It's later upgraded to Axel Fin.
* MightyGlacier: Nanoha isn't exactly ''slow'' in terms of agility, but her attacks are usually {{Wave Motion Gun}}s that take significant time to charge and go off with a huge boom. Power and Endurance are still the things Nanoha excels at.
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Nanoha is one of the most celebrated mages of the TSAB. On [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth]], where most people are unaware of the existence of magic, she's a nobody.
* NoHeroToHisValet: Subaru and Teana are shocked to see that her family treats her like a normal girl when they go to Earth during the first ''[=StrikerS=]'' Sound Stage. In fact, her mother and sister were apparently unaware of her reputation until Teana mentioned it.
* OfficialCouple: With [[WordOfGay Fate]].
* OhCrap: Has a tendency to induce this in others before she blows them up. Including Fate, Vita, Teana, and Quattro.
** Has this reaction in the first episode of ''A's'', when she pushes Vita's BerserkButton and received a DeathGlare from her. And then again when she sees Graf Eisen's ''Raketenform'' for the first time.
** Happened to her in a recent chapter of ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' thanks to [[spoiler:[[AnAxeToGrind DeVille]] [[TeleportSpam of]] [[InTheBack Hückebein]]]].
** In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', she is absolutely terrified by [[spoiler:the '''GIGANTIC''' [[ThisIsADrill drill]] which Reinforce summons to kill her]]. The situation: Nanoha is bound and helpless; she doesn't know what is going on above her, because a rock is blocking her sight, then the said [[spoiler:drill]] penetrates through the rock, which immediately causes her "OhCrap I'm going to die"-reaction. [[spoiler:It lasts only for a few seconds as Fate immediately slices it in two and saves Nanoha]].
* OlderAndWiser: During ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', she acts as a mentor to the new recruits, and tries to make sure that they don't make the same mistakes that she did.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Nanoha is famous for being a {{Determinator}} of epic proportions. So when she suffers a HeroicBSOD in ''[=StrikerS=]'' due to Vivio getting kidnapped, it holds that much more weight since it is the only time in the entire franchise that she acts that way.
* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Elementary School Student]]: Aside from having a huge magical potential, she was this until she's nine years old. Not so ordinary in ''INNOCENT'', where she has more or less CharlesAtlasSuperpower and is trained in the Takamachi fighting style.
* OutOfTheInferno: The infamous scene in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', when she has her fourth battle with Vita, who calls her a devil.
* TheParagon: Became a combat instructor to teach young mages the skills and attitudes necessary for them to make the correct decisions with regards to their futures and be strong enough to realize their dreams.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: A result of both her innate magical potential, and TrainingFromHell.
** ''The Movie 1st'' takes this trope UpToEleven with her Starlight Breaker.
* PhraseCatcher: Something associated with the YouMonster trope. Vita calls her a devil in ''A's'', Dieci wonders if she's a human (in ''[=StrikerS=]''), Signum calls her a monster a year after that, and Isis calls her (not directly) a demon instructor. It's PlayedForDrama, when Quattro tells [[spoiler:Vivio]] that Nanoha is a devil who pretends to be the "real Nanoha", so she would fight her.
* PowerGivesYouWings
* RapunzelHair: Since the epilogue of ''A's''.
* RazorWings: The Blade Edge of Raising Heart Excellion's stand-alone flight mode in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.
* RebuiltPedestal: Subaru was not happy when Nanoha "befriended" Teana, but once Nanoha had a chance to explain her reasons she regained any respect she might have lost. The same goes to Teana when she and her have a talk.
* RecycledINSPACE:
** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam RX-78-2]] and later [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack RX-93 Nu Gundam]] AS A SCHOOLGIRL LESBIAN!
** In ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', it's now either [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP03 Dendrobium]] or [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED METEOR-equipped Freedom Gundam]]. Talk about SerialEscalation!
** Also, if Subaru is really Anime/GaoGaiGar, then Nanoha is King J-Der, since both are white, overpowered, unleash pink BeamSpam on a regular basis, both have a red jewel tied to their power source, and both love flying in the sky.
* RedBaron: Officially, she's known as the "Ace of Aces." Fan fiction, however, generally treats the [[FanNickname nickname]] "White Devil" as an in-universe title.
* RedHeadedHero: More of a brownish red than normal, but she's undeniably the hero.
* RenownedSelectiveMentor: Gives more time and individual attention to the Forwards than most of her students in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', as she trains the four of them for a year. In normal cases, she teaches entire platoons in advanced combat tactics for only a short time.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: A hilariously justified inversion bordering on MundaneUtility. The manga confirms that due to all her practice with Mid-Childan magic, which uses mathematics to cast spells, Nanoha and Fate's best subject is math. A straighter example comes from the fact that Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun most powerful spells]] require high physical strength and endurance for dealing with the recoil of firing said spells. This was something that Nanoha possessed and also developed over time. By Force, Nanoha is shown to be strong enough to carry a {{BFG}} ''with one hand'' while also carrying the rest of the {{BFG}}'s attachments on her back ''at the same time'' without having any difficulty or severely hampering her flight capabilities.
* ResignedToTheCall / JumpedAtTheCall:
** In the beginning, Nanoha [[HerosFirstRescue saved a psychic ferret and agreed to become a magical girl]] simply because no one else was capable of doing it, and she was a responsible girl who wanted to help people. She had her doubts about magic and getting into dangerous fights, but she got over those in a hurry. But it wasn't until [[MyGreatestFailure her first slip-up with a Jewel Seed]] that Nanoha started taking the Jewel Seed incident ''personally'', and resolved never again to give anything less than her all to her performance as a magical girl, a resolution that became even stronger once she met Fate and decided to try saving her from herself.
** Her adoption of Vivio basically repeats this process in miniature. At first, she's reluctant to take the girl on, since she didn't actually want to be a mother at the time (partially influenced by her concerns that something similar to her almost being crippled would happen to her again). She compromises by deciding to look after Vivio until her real mother can be found, but regular interaction with the child acclimates her to the idea. Pretty soon, she legally declares herself Vivio's mother, and is perfectly happy with the arrangement.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: The raid on the Saint's Cradle, where she destroys everything stupid enough to get between her and her daughter.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Fate in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.
* SayMyName: In a soft-spoken and adorable example she asks Fate to do this in the last episode of season 1. [[{{Squee}} Awww....]] Even the name of the episode and the music that plays at this moment is "Namae wo Yonde", which more or less is Japanese for "Call my name".
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Her Barrier Jackets' designs are based on her elementary school uniform. Justified in the first season, as it was the first thing that came to her mind when asked for a design for her barrier jacket.
** In the prototype, her MagicalGirl outfit ''is'' the school uniform of the final product.
* ShipTease: With both [[LesYay Fate]] (both in the main continuity and in [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT INNOCENT]]) and [[{{Het}} Yuuno]]. The writers refuse to confirm or deny it, and if Nanoha and Fate ''are'' a couple, [[HideYourLesbians they're extremely private about it]].
* SignatureLaugh: "Nyahahaha"
* SignatureMove: ''Divine Buster'' and ''Starlight Breaker''.
* SituationalDamageAttack: The signature spell of the title character, Starlight Breaker, is powered by residual mana scattered in the environment during battles between powerful mages. It therefore becomes more powerful when Nanoha fights against stronger opponents and waits for as long as she can before casting it. Sadly, this is not an actual gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'' games.
* SmallGirlBigGun: As if Raising Heart wasn't enough, now there's the [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=465208 Strike Cannon]], which is itself one of the components of the [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=473048 ridiculously oversized Fortress system]].
* SoreLoser: In ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'', as the FinalBoss in Hayate's route, she doesn't really want to accept her lost against Hayate and immediately wants revenge.
* TheSouthpaw: She's left-handed.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Raising Heart vs. Raging Heart. The confusion stems from the fact that while it's written as "Raising Heart", but the Japanese voice cast pronounce it as "Raging Heart", because for all intents and purposes, Raising and Raging may as well be homonyms, and pronounced the latter way, in Japanese due to the lack of a "zi" syllable. It took until [[InconsistentDub the R1 release of A's]] for the dubbers to realize that it's supposed to be "Raising Heart".
** The DVD materials prove that "Exelion" is not spelled as "Excelion", and that the Aggressor Mode is not supposed to be spelled as "Agressive Mode" like in Raising Heart Exelion's gem during the TransformationSequence.
** Axel Shooter vs Accel Shooter. In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', the latter variant is used.
* SpiritedCompetitor: She really enjoys magical combat, though not [[BloodKnight to the extent]] [[MemeticMutation sometimes shown in fan works]]. Particularly evident in her battles with Signum in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' manga. She doesn't like losing either, as shown in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'' and ''VideoGame/BattleOfAces'' where she uses Starlight Breaker during training matches.
* StarPower: To perform Starlight Breaker, she gathers mana from the atmosphere of the battlefield, which resemble starlights, creating a giant mana ball that is referred as a star.
** Lord Dearche/Material D in Nanoha portable calls her "the Mage of Stars."
* StaticCharacter: Outside of deciding to officially join the TSAB (which she was probably already considering), she doesn't change in the slightest over the course of ''A's''. She went through all her CharacterDevelopment fairly early on in the first series, and even then it amounted to deciding to gather the Jewel Seeds because she wanted to the right thing, rather than because she was helping Yuuno. This actually makes a lot of sense, since she doesn't have any emotional baggage or a DarkAndTroubledPast that would require her to change ([[DysfunctionJunction unlike everyone else]]). She's more about helping others go through their character arc's rather than going through one of her own.
* StayWithTheAliens: Nanoha moves to Mid-Childa between ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' and ''[=StrikerS=]''. She occasionally returns to Earth to visit her family, but from ''[=StrikerS=]'' onward, nothing plot-relevant happens on [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Unadministered World #97]].
* StudentAndMasterTeam:
** With Yuuno as her master, even though she overshadowed him very quickly.
** Subverted in ''[=StrikerS=]'', where she rarely fights alongside with the Forwards on the battlefield.
** In the first mock battle of the training camp in ''[=ViVid=]'', she teams up with Erio to fight ''Fate''. Even the narrate box names this situation "Riot Force 6 Instructor and Student vs. Fate". According to Lutecia, Nanoha and Erio could take anyone down with their agility and power.
** Subverted in ''Force'', when Nanoha fights [[spoiler:Thoma]]. Her student Subaru comes to save her, but they don't actually team up and then Isis, Fate and [[ThePowerOfLove Li]][[CoolDownHug ly]] do the rest.
* StepfordSmiler: Shamal says that when Nanoha was recovering from her potentially crippling injuries, she was cheerful around her friends, but this likely hid her true feelings.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her mother, especially when she lets her hair down.
* StuffBlowingUp: This is Nanoha's solution to practically ''everything''. [[DarkMagicalGirl Need to make friends]]? [[DefeatMeansFriendship Blow them up]]. HumongousMecha CosmicHorror on a rampage? [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Blow it up]]. Student not following orders? [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Blow her up]]. [[MamaBear Need to save daughter]]? Blow her up. [[TooFastToStop Some people forgot to equip brakes]]? [[SubvertedTrope Active Guard with Holding Net.]] There are some things Full Power Total Destruction can't solve, but [[Memes/{{Advertising}} for everything else, there's]] [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]].
* SuperCuteSuperPowers: PlayedWith: at the start of the original season, the eponymous protagonist is the TokenMiniMoe of her family and her powers manifest themselves in a pink-and-gold staff with a heart-shaped jewel that shoots pink beams. It then, however, turns out that little Nanoha is a stone-cold badass and her pink beams-o-friendship are weapons of mass destruction.
* TaremeEyes: To reflect her innocent and overall good nature.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Nanoha ''loves'' this trope. Just look at the other entries on this page. It's a good thing that in this series, purely-magical attack like hers can be set to do only "magical damage" to targets like mages and magical objects, or else she'd cause [[DestructiveSavior a lot of collateral damage]]. But she can also set her attacks to "indiscriminate" whenever she needs to blow holes through entire buildings.
** In ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'', if [[FinalBoss Nanoha]] uses her LimitBreak against Hayate in the latter's route, she says that she wouldn't lose against her and then... "STARLIGHT BREAKER! FULL BURST!" It should be noted that Hayate is just a mage freshman at this time, who has only been learning magic for about a month.
** In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'' she used a [[SuperMode Blaster One]] Starlight Breaker during a ''training match''.
* TrainingFromHell: Played straight in that it gave her incredible power and skill, allowing her to fight on the same level as artificial mages, combat cyborgs, the defense programs of the Book of Darkness, and [[spoiler:a clone of the Sankt Kaiser]]. Subverted in that too ''much'' of it almost got her killed.
* TranquilFury: Displays this during the mock battle with Teana and Subaru, when it becomes clear that the two of them chose to ignore all of her instructions in favor of reducing the mock battle to an all-out brawl. She never raises her voice, but her actions and demeanor make her anger and disappointment very apparent.
** [[SmugSnake Quattro]] actually compliments Nanoha on being pretty calm once she meets her and simply stands there while she taunts her into attacking. Nanoha's final words for the bespectacled Number were a cold "I found you." [[WaveMotionGun before unleashing a Blaster 3 Divine Buster]] [[DungeonBypass right through the floors and walls of the Saint's Cradle]] [[MomentOfAwesome just to get to her.]]
* TheUnchosenOne: Unlike most magical girls who were [[TheChosenOne chosen to become magical girls]] or [[BecauseDestinySaysSo are bound to become one anyway]], Nanoha voluntarily became a magical girl, despite being explicitly told that she did not have to.
* {{Understatement}}: "This is going to hurt a bit." Before hitting [[spoiler:Vivio with '''''five Starlight Breakers''''' in order to free her from mind control]]. [[CaptainObvious Her screams tell something different]].
* UnskilledButStrong: She registers as an AAA rank mage at nine years old, but as Shari points out in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', this was her most defining trait, not being aware of the existence of magic before meeting Yuuno. Her inexperience caused her first loss to Fate and it was not until she took learning magic seriously that she was able to win. [[TimeSkip Over the years, she has become both powerful and skilled enough to be considered one of the TSAB's elite mages.]]
* VeteranInstructor: As of ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* VocalEvolution: Raising Heart. She was MachineMonotone in the original series, but she gets more emotion in her voice in ''A's'' and ''[=StrikerS=]''. And her voice becomes even more emotional since the the movies came out.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The situation very early in the first arc.
* WarriorTherapist: In the first two seasons, she starts almost every battle by asking what her opponent hopes to accomplish. She realizes that the antagonists have reasons for what they are doing, but has to fight to get them to explain themselves.
* WaveMotionGun: Her most powerful spells, Divine Buster and Starlight Breaker. Others are Exelion Buster, Barrel Shot, Lock-on Buster, Cross Smasher, Strike Smasher (probably an imitation to Fate's Thunder Smasher), Strike Stars, and Excellence Cannon Variable Raid.
* WeirdnessMagnet: In the original series, Yuuno contacted her because of Nanoha's huge magical potential. In ''A's'', Vita assaults her because of that huge magical potential. And in ''INNOCENT'', Stern challenges her because of Nanoha's huge potential in ''Brave Duel''.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Nanoha's fighting style revolves around [[BeamSpam blasting her opponents]] [[WaveMotionGun into submission]], using bind spells to keep her opponents from defending or escaping her onslaughts. This is lampshaded during her battle with the Book of Darkness, [[PowerCopying who told her that attacks she's already familiar with would not work against her,]] [[NoSell and when a point blank Excellion Buster did not even faze her,]] [[{{Determinator}} Nanoha simply thought she has to try harder]]. She is not called [[FanNickname "Demonic Cannon Girl" and "Sailor Beamspam"]] for nothing.
* WholeCostumeReference: An exaggerated variant: The franchise exists as we know it because Nanoha looked like a Gundam.
** Hilariously, Nanoha now looks like the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Rein Weissritter]] in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. And just to make sure you know, [[ShoutOut it has an Excellen Mode]].
* WiseBeyondHerYears: While other nine-year-old children are busy thinking about what should they do with their friends tomorrow, Nanoha [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife wants to find her place in the world]]. She also has a good perception of people's thoughts; this skill enabling her to see through other people's outward appearances.
* WithDueRespect: Does a variant on this to Hayate when discussing her [[spoiler:continuing to give orders despite having been stabbed]] in Force. While Hayate is her friend, Nanoha treats her like any other superior while on duty, and bows and apologizes after making her point.
* TheWorfEffect: Suffers defeat at the hands of [[DarkMagicalGirl Fate]] twice in the first season to show the difference between her and Fate's skills as a mage, and a rather brutal one from [[TheBerserker Vita]] during the second, to demonstrate the superiority of Cartridge-based devices.
* YouWontFeelAThing:
** At one point, Nanoha says "This is going to hurt a bit" to her daughter during the finale of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''. [[spoiler:That is, right before blasting her with ''[[BeamSpam five]] [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breakers]]'']].
** And in ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' she says nearly the same to Thoma, before ''bathing him in plasma'' with her main Fortress cannon. He was in his Black Knight form though, so while it likely did hurt very much, it didn't do much to stop him.
* ZettaiRyouiki:
** Her casual outfit in the first season and movie is a Grade A.
** The Agressor Mode of her Barrier Jacket as well as her instructor uniform in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' also has this.
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[[folder:Yuuno Scrya]]
!!Yuuno Scrya
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KaoriMizuhashi in Japanese, Creator/MarianneMiller in English
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-> ''"Nanoha told me: 'He's my magic teacher who is also the legendary Chief Librarian who manages to organize and maintain the Infinite Library. My most admirable friend. Moreover, long a ago a very cute ferret...'"'' [...] "''Weren't you a ferret that evolved into a real human?''"\\
-- '''Chrono''', ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Sound Stage'' Side F, Track 4: "Claudia - Yuuno and Chrono"

Though the viewer gets to see him introduced first as a human mage, he's been badly injured and [[{{Shapeshifter}} assumes the form of a ferret]] to better heal and recover. This is how Nanoha finds him, and he doesn't end up revealing his human form to her until halfway into the first season (not that he meant to keep it secret, it simply slipped his mind that he hadn't actually told her). In any case, Yuuno is looking for [[GottaCatchThemAll twenty one]] [[LostTechnology Jewel Seeds]]. Being unable and unsuited to use [[MagicWand the Intelligent Device, Raising Heart]], he gave it to Nanoha, with whom it is remarkably compatible. Yuuno assists Nanoha in most of her adventures during Season One, acting as a cross between a [[{{Mentors}} mentor]] and TheLancer (of the rare gentle-and-sweet variety).

The second season sees Yuuno having less action time, and more relegated to the backseat. However, his presence is still crucial as he helps in the battles against the Wolkenritter and the season's BigBad. His research in the Infinite Library also provides crucial information about both.

The third season has him effectively PutOnABus -- he only appears in three cameos in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', and at least once in ''[=ViVid=]'' so far... ''[[BrotherChuck and not at all in Force]]''. He has settled down as the Chief Librarian of the Infinite Library, in the same organization as his friends.
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* OfficalCouple: With Shinobu.
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** She does suffer on the receiving end of this courtesy of Fate in the first season and Vita in the second, [[DefeatMeansFriendship though she gets better and befriends them.]] The only character so far who has dominated Nanoha in combat is Reinforce Eins.



* GirlyBruiser

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* GirlyBruiserGirlyBruiser: Nanoha is a very feminine girl, but can dish out asskickings comparable to a mobile suit.



* TaremeEyes

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* TaremeEyesTaremeEyes: To reflect her innocent and overall good nature.


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* TheWorfEffect: Suffers defeat at the hands of [[DarkMagicalGirl Fate]] twice in the first season to show the difference between her and Fate's skills as a mage, and a rather brutal one from [[TheBerserker Vita]] during the second, to demonstrate the superiority of Cartridge-based devices.
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* AbusiveMom: Emotionally and physically, although she was merely cold and distant before Linith's death. In one truly horrifying first season scene, Fate's mother [[MoralEventHorizon chains her up and whips her]] as punishment for not collecting enough Jewel Seeds. However, during the DVDCommentary, Fate [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation assumes that Precia didn't hate her that much as she said]]. Fate says if Precia really hated her, she would abuse her daughter even more, but Fate never received wounds that couldn't be healed by first aid magic.

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* AbusiveMom: Emotionally and physically, although she was merely cold and distant before Linith's death. In one truly horrifying first season scene, Fate's mother [[MoralEventHorizon chains her up and whips her]] as punishment for not collecting enough Jewel Seeds.Seeds (Arf's internal monologue even implies that this is a regular occurrence). However, during the DVDCommentary, Fate [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation assumes that Precia didn't hate her that much as she said]]. Fate says if Precia really hated her, she would abuse her daughter even more, but Fate never received wounds that couldn't be healed by first aid magic.
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* BigFriendlyDog: Suzuka has cute kitties. Alisa has huge puppies. She even briefly takes in an injured Arf (in wolf form) after finding her by the road side one night.

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* BigFriendlyDog: [[CatDogDichotomy Suzuka has cute kitties. Alisa has huge puppies. ]] She even briefly takes in an injured Arf (in wolf form) after finding her by the road side one night.night.
* CatDogDichotomy: The Dog to Suzuka's cats.


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* CatDogDichotomy: The cat to Alisa's dogs.
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