The character sheet for Anime/AshitaNoNadja.


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[[folder: Dandelion Troupe]]

!!Nadja Applefield
->Voiced by: Creator/AmiKoshimizu (Japanese), Mariana Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish)

* {{Ballet}}: Just one of perhaps many forms of dance in which she's well-versed.
* BreakTheCutie: The second part of the story bends all over to try breaking the girl's spirit. [[spoiler:It utterly ''fails''.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Subverted, she ''thinks'' she's one but her family turns out to be alive.
* NiceHat: She always wears a cute white one.
* PluckyGirl: She has her ups and downs like any girl, but she ''never'' gives up for too long.
* RagsToRiches: [[spoiler:More exactly, to Austrian nobility.]]
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Actually an orphanage's uniform, but she continues to wear it long after joining the Dandelion Troupe.
* SiblingTriangle: [[spoiler:With the twin brothers Keith and Francis.]]
* {{Shorttank}}
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: She spends a whole episode making a red Flamenco dancing dress with Anna's sewing machine. Later, she also makes a ParasolOfPrettiness with her own hands.
-->[[LampshadeHanging "At your age, many girls are already skilled seamstresses!]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Rosemary's Girly Girl.
* UnwantedHarem: She has one [[KidAnova at age 13]]!

!!George "Leader" Haskill
->Voiced by: Creator/KazuyaIchijo (Japanese), Mario Sauret (Latin-American Spanish)

* BadassBeard: Has SuperStrength and a nice beard.
* GentleGiant: As kind as he's BIG.
* SuperStrength: Not only is he the leader of the Dandelions, he also works as their "strong man".
* TeamDad
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: HATES ghosts and is VERY superstitious.

!!Anna "Grandmother" Petrova
->Voiced by: Creator/HisakoKyoda (Japanese), Magda Giner (Latin-American Spanish)

* EyesAlwaysShut: They only open when she is shocked or using her crystal ball.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If the sketch George found in episode 34 is accurate, Anna could have been Sylvie's twin in her youth.
* NiceHat: She makes a sort-of living out of making those alongside being a member of the Dandelion Troupe.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Tiny, tiny lady and the oldest of the group
* TeamMom: She's the one who keeps the finances of the group in order, as clearly seen in the Paris episode.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Aside of making hats, she's a great seamstress who teaches Nadja to use a sewing machine so she can make her own dresses. [[spoiler: She's so good that she takes Colette's completely torn PimpedOutDress and manages to sew the top into a new white gown.]]

!!Sylvie Alte
->Voiced by: Creator/FumikoOrikasa (Japanese), Anna Patricia Anides (Latin-American Spanish)

* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit.
* BeautyMark: One under her left eye.
* BrokenBird: Milder example.
* CoolBigSis: Nadja's.
* LoveHurts: She's in love with a man who clearly cares for her, but cannot romantically love her back.

!!Thomas O'Brian
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeKishio (Japanese), Emmanuel Rivas (Latin-American Spanish)

* EyesAlwaysShut: And we ''never'' see them.
* LovableCoward: Unless [[UnstoppableRage you get him drunk]].
* NiceGuy: Kinda mousey and shy, but very sweet.

!!Abel Geiger
->Voiced by: Creator/TakumiYamazaki (Japanese), Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish)

* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:His TearJerker of a backstory. He used to be the doctor of a small German village, but resorted to unfollow orders ''and'' steal medicine and supplies when a very serious illness broke out in the town and one of the victims was his son. Not only he was jailed, but said son was left in a wheelchair ''and'' his wife, despite still caring for him, left the place with said son. Once he was released from jail, he saw the Dandelion Troupe and joined it.]]
* SadClown
* TeamDad: Less of a leader than George, but is very cultured and smart and he's always ready to give advice.

!!Rita Rossi
->Voiced by: Creator/IkueOtani (Japanese), Circe Luna (Latin-American Spanish)

* CheerfulChild: Such a cutie!
* CircusBrat: Was raised in another circus [[spoiler:which was destroyed in super tragic circumstances]], then joined the Dandelion Troupe.
* CuteMute: [[spoiler:Until Nadja is trapped in a fire and Rita is the only one who can tell her how to go out. [[PluckyGirl She recovers her voice out of pure willpower]].]]
* FluffyTamer: She's in charge of Cream and Chocolate, the twin lions.
* MotorMouth: [[spoiler:She turns out out to be ''really'' and charmingly talkative when she gets better.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Absolutely ''terrified'' of fire [[spoiler:because her parents died in the one that destroyed their circus.]]

!!Kennosuke Tsurugi
->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (Japanese), Claudio Velásquez (Latin-American Spanish)

* BigBrotherInstinct: He treats Rita in much the same way he'd treat his actual sister Hanako.
* CircusBrat: Alongside Nadja and Rita.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: He and his sister Hanako lost their parents in Japan. Hanako was taken in by another family, though.
* GadgeteerGenius: He's the one who drives and repairs the Dandelion Troupe's wagon. [[ChildProdigy Despite being just 12 to 13.]]
* KidSamurai: He fancies himself a samurai despite being too young. Though he does have some nice skills with his wooden sword, which are what lands him a spot in the troupe.
* TokenMinority: The only Asian in a European team.

!!Cream and Chocolate

* DyeHard: InUniverse. It's revealed in episode 14 that Chocolate is naturally white; George colors him black for publicity purposes.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: They're said to be twin brothers; they're distinct by the fact that Cream's white and Chocolate's black (although Chocolate's dyed).
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They're perpetually tiny lions with full manes. And they're super-friendly.
* SeriesMascot: The lions in the Dandelion Troupe logo are them (but bigger).

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[[folder: Applefield Orphanage]]

!!Miss Applefield

* CoolOldLady
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: Or better said, a shelf.]]
* ParentalSubstitute
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: As a friend of one of the Premingers's retainers, Miss Applefield knew more than one detail about Nadja's origins though it's not clear ''how'' much. She ''did'' know that Colette was an IllGirl not expected to live for long, but didn't seem to know ''who'' she exactly was, nor that she ultimately lived through (at least until she got the letter).]]
* TeamMom

!!Rosemary Applefield
->Voiced by: Creator/RumiShishido (Japanese), Karla Falcón (Latin-American Spanish)

* BitchInSheepsClothing: When a ShrinkingViolet snaps... ''snap she does''.
* BlondesAreEvil
* BodyDouble: Hermann uses her as one for Nadja, not to keep the latter safe, but to further his ambitions, knowing that Rosemary has reasons to be loyal to him and so can influence the patriarch of the Premingers who favors Nadja over Hermann as a successor.
* BreakTheCutie: Again -- when a ShrinkingViolet snaps, she massively does.
** BrokenBird: Post-break, she spends the rest of the series as an evil version of this.
** FaceHeelTurn
* CainAndAbel: Friends version, the Cain to Nadja's Abel.
* ChangelingFantasy: Rosemary's life ambition, and eventually her reason to go on living, is to be a princess.
* CreepyChild
* CuteAndPsycho: A more understated type of psycho, but still psycho.
* CuteIsEvil
* DaydreamBeliever: To go along with her obsession with her ChangelingFantasy, Rosemary has a tendency to confuse reality with what's only in her head.
* DragonInChief: To Hermann. And she turns out to be the smarter one, even.
* EvilGenius: She has many good ideas for passing off as Nadja to the press, leaving Hermann in the dust in this department.
* EvilLaugh: Has one at the end of one episode.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: When first formally introduced.
** ChekhovsGunman: Actually, Rosemary was clearly seen in the first episode ''and'' in the background of almost all the Applefield orphanage flashbacks. We just didn't know that her and Nadja's bond was deeper than that.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: When she's definitely defeated, she aknowledges it without protest.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan: What she is at the start.
** EvilOrphan: What she becomes.
* JerkAss: Towards pretty much everybody who she isn't faking innocence towards post-freak out.
* KarmaHoudini
* KickTheDog: REPEATEDLY. The biggest moment comes when [[spoiler:she rips Nadja's PimpedOutDress, ''knowing'' that it's her favorite out of Colette's prized possessions]]
* LackOfEmpathy / ItsAllAboutMe: All Rosemary cares about is becoming the princess of her dreams. Anything and anyone else is none of her concern.
* LovingAShadow: Rosemary had affection for Fernando Gonzales for no other reason than him being a rich aristocrat, and even confused his SpoiledBrat antics for acts of a PrincelyYoungMan. She gets over it pretty quickly though.
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler:And HOW. She even becomes [[TheChessMaster a Chess Mistress]], able to checkmate Hermann.]]
* {{Meido}}: For the Gonzalez family. Including a crush on SpoiledBrat Fernando.
* MoralMyopia: She's honestly [[WrongGenreSavvy the heroine in her own mind]], even when she's behaving so blatantly sadistic and villainous.
* NaiveEverygirl
* NobleDemon: [[spoiler:Becomes one by the end.]]
* OrphanageOfFear: She would lie that Applefield was one of these to garner sympathy.
* PetTheDog: Her words of advice towards Nadja before she [[spoiler:departs from the mansion, leaving her on good terms even.]]
* PluckyGirl: Her evil plans to become a princess [[spoiler:failed in the end? Pfft, the life of nobility was boring and restrictive anyway. So she vows to move foreward and work hard to [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn her happy ending]], becoming a princess on her own terms.]]
* PrincessPhase: Rosemary had princess fantasies during childhood that she holds on to in adolescence, leading her to mental instability and very selfish decisions.
* PsychoticSmirk: [[http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy257/mermaidmelodyrainbow/Ashita%20No%20Nadja/28.jpg She's good at it.]]
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Throws a jewelry box at the mirror she was posing in after witnessing Nadja's "betrayal". In retrospect it was her StartOfDarkness.
* ShrinkingViolet: At first.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Her own plans often clash with [[spoiler:Hermann's schemes, and he clearly didn't expect her to be GenreSavvy enough to point this out ''and'' add that she would betray him if he tried to discard her.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Nadja's Tomboy.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Rosemary '''was''' genuinely nice as a little girl and in her first days as the Gonzalez's {{Meido}}. At least until she mentally collapsed and had her FaceHeelTurn.

!!Oliver Campbell
* NiceGuy
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Nadja.

!!Alex
* {{Megane}}
* NiceGuy

!!Phoebe
* CuteMute: After her parents's deaths
* ShrinkingViolet

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[[folder: Preminger family]]

!!Count Preminger

* AristocratsAreEvil: More like inflexible and old-fashioned
* [[spoiler: BiggerBad: Can arguably be seen as this since he's behind both Colette and Nadja's separation AND Hermann's StartOfDarkness.]]
* [[spoiler: KickTheDog: He's the reason Nadja and her mother were separated to begin with.]]
** [[spoiler: [[KickTheSonOfABitch Kick The Son Of A Bastard]]: Even though he's the bastard to whom the son he's kicking belongs to when he disowns him in the end.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* ParentalFavoritism ''and'' ParentalNeglect: Openly favored Colette over Hermann.
* SharpDressedMan

!!Colette Preminger
->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoYasuhara (Japanese), Diana Pèrez (Latin-American Spanish)

* BlitheSpirit: What she was in the past. [[spoiler: Didn't end well.]]
* [[spoiler: BreakTheCutie]]
* [[spoiler: BrokenBird: One in recovery]]
* PluckyGirl: Grown version
* [[spoiler: StarCrossedLovers: She and her first husband, Nadja's dad Raymond.]]

!!Hermann Preminger
->Voiced by: Issei Futamata (Japanese)

* AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: Besides getting separated from her mother in the first place, Herman is the person behind everything bad that happens to Nadja, from the fire at Applefield Orphanage, to the multiple attempts to steal [[OrphansPlotTrinket her brooch]].
* EvilUncle: Determined to become his father's heir, Herman plots to track Nadja down and make sure [[DeadlyEuphemism she can never claim her birthright]].
* {{Greed}}: While a high social station is something he covets, it's the wealth that comes with it Herman truly cares about.
* KickTheDog: His horrible treatment of [[DomesticAbuse his wife Hilda]] and his stepson Oscar. [[spoiler: He tops all that by attempting to shoot Nadja when his plan has fallen apart.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSnake: Specially when he's OutGambitted by [[spoiler: ''a 13-year-old girl'']]
* TheUnfavorite - WellDoneSonGuy: His StartOfDarkness
* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: To Oscar

!!Hilda Preminger

* DomesticAbuse: Hermann treats her ''like shit''.
* ProperLady

!!Oscar
->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (Japanese), Oscar Flores (Latin American Spanish)

* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceGuy: The only one able to make him behave less nice is Hermann. That should tell you something.
* PrincelyYoungMan: He actually is the heir to his dad's family's riches, but utterly refuses to pay for his stepdad's debts. There would be only one way to get him to do so: have him divorce Hilda, whom [[MommasBoy Oscar adores and defends whenever he can]].
* TheSnarkKnight

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[[folder: Harcourt family]]

!!Count Harcourt

* BlueBlood
* ThePatriarch: Of the Harcourt family


!!Francis Harcourt

->Voiced by: Creator/RomiPark (Japanese), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis (Latin-American Spanish)

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler: Always saw himself as inferior to his more assertive twin brother Keith.]]
* DeconstructedTrope: How many RichPeople tropes are ''smashed to pieces'' through this guy?
** GreaterNeedThanMine
** PrincelyYoungMan
** ShelteredAristocrat
** UnclePennybags
* HiddenDepths: At first, we see him as the kind, gentle and apparently bland LoveInterest to Nadja. He turns out to be ''very'' complex underneath.
** [[spoiler: HeroicSelfDeprecation]]
** [[spoiler: MartyrWithoutACause]]
* NiceGuy: He is a genuinely good guy, but yea.
* [[spoiler: TwinSwitch: Tries to pull one when he refuses to say that he's ''not'' Black Rose and is willing to go to jail for him, since BR is actually his older brother Keith. Keith himself is very disturbed by the idea, as he remembers that Francis often covered up for his pranks when they were kids and recognizes the ''very'' unhealthy patterns immediately.]]

!!Keith Harcourt

* RebelPrince: All we know is that he walked out on the family [[spoiler: after the death of the Countess aka his and Francis's mother.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: And if you want to know who he ''actualy'' is, see [[spoiler: Black Rose]]

!!Emma Queensbury

* NiceHat: She loves those, and thus she often asks Grandma Anna to make her some
%%* NonRoyalPrincess
* ParentalSubstitute: When her older sister [[spoiler: aka the mom of Francis and Keith]] died, she helped raise the kids.


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[[folder: Other noble people]]

!!Leonardo Cardinale

* ArrangedMarriage: To Julietta
** [[spoiler: PerfectlyArrangedMarriage]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: This ''very'' nonchalant and irresponsible playboy is a ''genius'' business man and tailor.
* TheCasanova: Despite having a fiancèe already
** [[spoiler: LadykillerInLove.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Thierry

!!Thierry Rothschild

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Just as talented in business as his best friend Leonardo. Acts rather childish at times.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Leonardo

!!Julietta Sartori
-->Voiced by: Creator/MikiIto (Japanese), Laura Ayala (Latin American Spanish)

%% * TheOjou: SpoiledSweet type
%% * PinkIsFeminine - PrincessesPreferPink
* [[spoiler: ShipperOnDeck: Subverted, she does NOT tell Nadja to go for one love interest over another. She just says "choose the guy YOU want for yourself, NOT the one you feel obligued to like back!"]]

!!Marianne Hamilton

-->Voiced by: Fuuko Misaki (Japanese), Diana Pérez (Latin American Spanish)

* BrutalHonesty: She never sugarcoats her words
* LovableAlphaBitch: Yes, she's proud and rather snobbish. But she truly loves Francis, never lies to Nadja and even supports her claims, and [[spoiler: once she sees that Francis ''does'' love Nadja, she quietly leaves.]]
* NiceHat: Often wears a very cute blue one
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her most usual dress is a light blue one
* ShipperOnDeck: As the pragmatic person she is, she ships Nadja with [[spoiler: Keith]] so she will be out of the race for Francis's affections.
* WhatTheHellHero: Tearfully snaps on Nadja when [[spoiler: Francis is imprisoned and she can't convince him to reveal that he's not Keith.]]

!!Sophia Gonzalez

* [[spoiler: HumiliationConga: She should have NOT challenged Black Rose to steal her jewelry]]
* RichBitch: Hell YES.

!!Fernando Gonzalez

* SpoiledBrat

!!Antonio Fabiani

* [[spoiler: GoldDigger: Despite being very rich already, he's hinted to be at first interested in Julietta solely because of her BlueBlood. Julietta herself seems to be scared of him, and Nadja immediately calls him out on it.]]
* JerkAss <- -> JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LoanShark: All but stated to be this, if not bordering on CorruptCorporateExecutive. [[spoiler: it turns out to be vital, as one of the people who owe him money? ''Hermann Preminger''.]]
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeMan: From an orphan who helped his mother to survive in the canals of Venice, to a very rich tycoon]]
* [[spoiler: UsedToBeASweetKid: Was rather sweet and nice a a boy, but his heart hardened as he learned to survive in the outside world.]]
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[[folder: Americans]]

!!Harvey Livingston

* BrilliantButLazy: Seems to be this.
* IntrepidReporter: Nothing can stop this guy when he focuses on interesting deals, and his dream is to interview Black Rose the GentlemanThief.
* PromotionToParent: Has raised his little brother T.J for several years
* TheSmartGuy: ''Extremely'' good at gathering information, and very aware of the social happenings around him.

!!T.J Livingston

* BoardingSchool: Attends one of these
* CuteShotaroBoy
* TheRival: Kennosuke's, [[LoveTriangle for Nadja]]
** VitriolicBestBuds
* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder: Others]]

!!Raphael the Troubadour

-->Voiced by: Youta Mochizuki (Japanese), Rafael Rivera (Latin American Spanish)

* BlitheSpirit: He comes and goes as he pleases, and never stays for too long at one place.
* BigBrotherMentor: Nadja's
* ElegantClassicalMusician: A man with a gorgeous singing voice and a great talent for music in general
* [[spoiler: LoveHurts: And how]]
* [[spoiler: UptownGirl: He once loved a young woman from the aristocracy, and they eloped to dodge a ParentalMarriageVeto. She turned out to be an IllGirl and died after a brief marriage. Raphael still blames himself for it at the present time.]]

!!The Black Rose Thief [[spoiler: aka Keith Harcourt]]

* BadassCape + CoolMask + NiceHat: GentlemanThief
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: The Brooding Boy to Nadja's Gentle Girl.
* [[spoiler: CrazyJealousGuy: Borders on this to Nadja, once he sees that she leans more towards Francis than himself. He accuses Francis of wanting to lock Nadja away -- [[HypoCrite while acting like HE perfectly knows what Nadja needs and wants]]. Fortunately, he soon focuses on his and Francis's broken bonds.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Boy, does he deal the snark to his victims
* GoodIsNotNice: Definitely.
* KnightInSourArmor: He has lost faith in philantrophy and the good of normal people, and thus he robs the rich [[JustLikeRobinHood to give their stuff to the poor]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He does want to help the less favored, and does what he can to help the innocent
* [[spoiler: RebelPrince: He is Keith, the eldest son and heir of the Harcourt family, and left them after their mother died.]]
* [[spoiler: SiblingTriangle: With the girl whom he loves for considering her naive but still kind, and the younger twin brother whom he also cares for but thinks of as a MartyrWithoutACause.]]

!!Christian Strand

* {{Adorkable}}: Boy, is he ever
* ButtMonkey: He's kind of a shrimp, physically speaking. And has ''very'' bad luck.
* CuteBookworm
* MisterExposition

!!John Whittard

* [[spoiler: ChekhovsGunman: Who knew that his mentor was a friend of Nadja's DisappearedDad?]]
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Super talented pianist and composer.
* {{Tsundere}}: BIG Type A, non-romantic type.

!!Jose Rodriguez

* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: Dies ''right'' at the end of the Spain arc, having been hit by a carriage.]]
* [[spoiler: TheMasochismTango: Him and Carmen]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TorosYFlamenco: Works as a very famous bullfighter.

!!Carmen

* [[spoiler: DeceptiveDisciple: To Aldonza]]
* [[spoiler: GoldDigger: Married an old man for his riches. Now that she's parted from him, she's back to Spain and to Jose's life.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin: A beautiful woman with long black hair, pale skin and ruby red lips
* [[spoiler: SmugSnake]]

!!Aldonza

* DefrostingIceQueen
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]

!!Stefan [[spoiler: Geiger]]

!!Maria [[spoiler: Geiger]]

!!Rosso and Bianco

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