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This is the character page for the characters who are introduced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''.

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!Family Yagami
[[folder:Hayate Yagami]]
!!Hayate Yagami — Mistress of the Night Sky, Living Lost Logia
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KanaUeda
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Hayate starts out as a wheelchair-using IllGirl with an apparent [[CosplayOtakuGirl cosplay fetish]]. The [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]] grants her four servants, the Wolkenritter, whom she adopts as a family. Her kindness towards them turns the once-coldhearted group into nice, caring people. Unfortunately, a TreacherousAdvisor has it in for her, and when the Wolkenritter are killed in front of her, she [[BreakTheCutie snaps]]. The Book of Darkness takes control of her and attempts to destroy everything in sight. Luckily, she is able to regain control of herself and revive the Wolkenritter in time to help Team Nanoha neutralize the Book. After the death of Reinforce, she created her second Unison Device ''Reinforce Zwei'' and the Storage Device ''Tome of the Night Sky'', which is modeled after the original one. And Mariel Atenza also created her Armed Device ''Schwertkreuz'', which is modeled after the original ''Schwerzkreuz'' from the GrandFinale in ''A's''. In short, Hayate is one of few mages who uses multiple Devices.

Subsequently, she recovers from her paralysis and moves to Mid-Childa and joins the TSAB along with Nanoha and Fate, attaining a higher rank than either of them. In ''[=StrikerS=]'', Hayate founds her own section which investigates the Relic incidents, the Riot Force 6, which is part of the Ground Forces. This section includes not only the three Aces and the Wolkenritter, but also the Forwards. Ultimately, the Riot Force 6 solves the Jail Scaglietti (short: JS) Incident and destroys the Saint's Cradle with the help of the Dimensional Navy, and Commander Hayate Yagami is praised and now famous for this success. With its completed duty, Riot Force 6 is disbanded and Hayate transfers back from the Ground Forces to the Dimensional Navy. She also adopts Signum's new Unison Device, Agito, into her family.

Not long after, she convinces a randomly wandering girl, Miura Rinaldi, to try Strike Arts, who has become one of Zafira's strongest disciples. In ''[=ViVid=]'', Hayate, Reinforce Zwei and Agito create, after Lutecia Alpine and Einhart Stratos' request, the Hybrid-Intelligent Device Asteion for the latter, so Einhart can participate in the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. Hayate and her family watch the matches of Miura, who defeats :Nanoha and Fate's daughter, Vivio, in this tournament. Later, the Mistress of Night Sky helps the four descendants of the Ancient Belkan Era (Vivio[[note]]who is not actually a descendant but a clone of Sankt Kaiser Olivie Sägebrecht[[/note]], Einhart, Sieglinde Jeremiah and Victoria Dahlgrün) to learn more about their ancestors' past and visits with them and their friends the Infinity Library.

In ''Force'', Hayate founds a new section, Special Duty Section 6, which is investigating the Bible of the Silver Cross Incident, also known as the Eclipse Incident.
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!!!Tropes associated with Hayate:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: To the Wolkenritter. Justified, as she only feels like they're her children.
* AnimalMotifs: Her older self eventually becomes compared to a tanuki, or a racoon due to her mischievous nature. People still tease her for it later on, though as shown in the BunnyEarsLawyer entry below, [[AdamWesting she embraces it.]] Also, in some promotional artworks of ''[=ViVid=]'', whenever someone wears an animal costime, Hayate will always wear a tanuki costume, even when it doesn't fit to the costume theme.
* TheAtoner: Is driven by a desire to make up for the Book of Darkness Incident.
* {{Badass}}: Even though she's UnskilledButStrong, she's one of two mages with the highest known given rank, SS.
** AdaptationalBadass: In ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable''. Compare the TV version, who claims she can't even beat [[WhiteMagicianGirl Caro]] in single combat to the ''Battle of Aces'' version who goes toe-to-toe with copies of [[BadassCrew her friends]] and kicks ten types of ass in her own story mode. Her final stage is a practice fight with the real Nanoha, which she wins, despite Nanoha's attempt to Starlight Breaker her. Justified since in that continuity Reinforce is teaching her to use the Tome more effectively. Hayate also mentions in the introduction to her story mode that Shamal, Reinforce, Nanoha and Fate have been training her.
** BadassBookworm: She likes reading books, is very intelligent, and her strength comes from her Tome of Night Sky.
** BadassLongCoat: In ''[=ViVid=] and ''Force''.
** HandicappedBadass: Before her rehabilitation, she could only walk (and fly) after transforming.
** [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel Badass]]: Her mage rank, SS, is the highest of any character in the series thus far. This is a composite rank though, so it's only an indication of mana capacity and raw destructive power.
* BeamSpam: Her long ranged spell ''Brionac'' in ''A's Portable''.
** ''Hræsvelgr'' is a [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Spam]].
* BigBad: Subverted. She has no idea that her knights are extracting linker cores for her sake.
* BigGood: In ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'' and ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'', she commands the heroes' section. Especially interesting, given her status as MoralityPet in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens near the climax of second season. She gets better - mentally and physically.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: In addition to the perverted side, she also [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v02/c017/13.html answers a videophone while wearing a tanuki mask]] in ''Manga/ViVid''. Einhart, who had pictured her as a powerful and imposing individual, is speechless.
* CastingAShadow: ''Diabolic Emission'', an area-of-effect spell that creates a black sphere of energy which collapses in on itself then expands outwards rapidly towards the enemy. The spell's area of effect is immensely large, yet no immediate buildings showed signs of damage.
* TheChosenOne: Unique as she wasn't chosen in the typical sense, but chosen by a magical tome through random chance. Another unique trait of her being the chosen one is that [[spoiler: she was chosen by another individual to be the last master of the book, as the circumstances of her life make her the ideal sacrificial lamb in order to seal the book, classified as a world destroying artifact that reconstructs itself when destroyed, permanently in a limbo dimension.]]
* CoatCape: How she wears her coat in ''[=ViVid=] and ''Force''.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: She designs the mage armor outfits for her Knights. In fan works, this is subject to extreme CharacterExaggeration, to the point that it is the most prominent aspect of her character.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Hayate's Schwertkreuz is the most obvious, but also present on her UNISON'd Knight Armor.
* CripplingOverspecialization: She can use very powerful, wide area bombardment magic, which the TSAB sends out evacuation warnings every time she's on the field. The problem is, this is all she's capable of doing, and the fact the she needs assistance to even aim her spells makes it more of a disadvantage for her. By her own admission, she thinks even [[WhiteMage Caro]], without access to her dragons, would beat her in a one-on-one fight because of Nanoha's training.
* DaChief: The role she takes in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'' - giving the orders and dealing with the higher-ups.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite she has a white magic color, the Mistress of Night Sky has darkness magic and other destruction spells. For example, ''Diabolic Emission'' is a gigantic black sphere, and ''Ragnarök'' is a white WaveMotionGun surrounded with black lightnings - the movie version of it becomes darker when it hits the target.
* DemotedToExtra: While still having a very important role to the plot, in ''[=StrikerS=]'' due to her commander status she gets less action than her two new friends, or even her bodyguards. The few times she takes to the field, she only gets to fight MechaMooks. ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'' somehow makes it worse by having her [[spoiler:get taken out before she managed to complete her first spell]]. Of course if she does use her powers properly, the incidents would be resolved pretty quickly, but still...
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: In the side-manga, Hayate informs us that mages who have enormous magical power, such as herself, find it very difficult to execute smaller, faster, more manageable attacks. Hayate's mainstay is wide-area bombardment, to the point that the military issues evacuation notices when she takes the field. Her partner, Reinforce Zwei, helps her with fire-control. Which is odd given that Reinforce Eins' usage of spells like [[FlechetteStorm Blutiger Dolch/Bloody Dagger]] shows a capacity for fighting at the anti-personnel level. When she is without Rein she needs the ENTIRE BRIDGE CREW for helping her aim at TARGET SITES MEASURED IN ACRE-AGE!
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Apparently, if Einhart and the Grendels are to go by, people who don't personally know her seem to bear the assumption that she is an intimidating and serious sorceress befitting of the power and rank she holds. In reality, she is an adorable BunnyEarsLawyer who is one of the nicest people on Mid-Childa.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She has longer hair in ''[[NanohaForce Force]]''.
* {{Expy}}: She casually evokes another IllGirl with similar hair and also named [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Yagami]].
* FamedInStory: By the time of ''Force'', even small-time criminals like the Grendels know about the Living Lost Logia, Destroyer of the Saint's Cradle, Strategic War Asset of the Bureau, and so on--and that you just don't mess with her or her people.
* FirstNameBasis: Her family, Graham and her friends[[note]]Nanoha, Fate, Yuuno, Chrono, Carim and Verossa[[/note]] call her by her first name.
** LastNameBasis: Her subordinates and everyone else who appeared after ''A's'' call her [Commander] Yagami.
* {{Foil}}: To Chrono Harlaown. The UnskilledButStrong Hayate is the warm and cheerful head of the Yagami family, while the WeakButSkilled Chrono is the cold and stoic officer who is in charge of the Book of Darkness Incident. Their growth makes it more obvious: In private situations, Chrono became more relaxed and he mellowed out; [[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce in duty]], Hayate became dead serious and shows little of her cheerful personality.
* FullPotentialUpgrade: After ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', the TSAB technicians were having enormous trouble creating a Device to handle Hayate's insane power output. She kept breaking all of them, so in the end she had to create one on her own.
* FusionDance: With Reinforce Eins, and later with Reinforce Zwei.
* GlassCannon: Hayate is useless in mage-to-mage close combat and she knows it well, but she's perfectly capable of wiping out entire armies of MechaMooks with her nuclear magic.
* HairDecorations: Her hair clips.
* HairStyleInertia: Subverted since post-''[=StrikerS=]''.
* HealingFactor: In Force, she mentions that she has "self-recovery", enabling her to withstand [[spoiler:being stabbed in the stomach]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Often engages in this with regards to her career, and despite her unit stopping the cradle and arresting Scaglietti in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', believes she was a failure as a commander.
* HollywoodHeartAttack: Actually, she suffered from several "Linker Core attacks".
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', when she [[spoiler:is possessed by the Book Of Darkness]]. Also combined with FightingFromTheInside.
* AnIcePerson: Her spells ''Atem des Eises'' and ''Heimdall'' are ice-based.
* IllGirl: Due to the GreatBigBookOfEverything draining her life force. Once this stops, she gradually gets better.
** Her ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'' counterpart, [[Creator/KanaUeda Kana]][[TheDanza e]] Kagurai, is Yuzuko's ill adoptive mother.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In chapter 13 of ''[[NanohaForce Force]]''. She gets better.
* InstantExpert / PossessionImpliesMastery: Played with. Since she cheated by having her head plugged into an ancient magical tome designed [[MegaManning specifically to record spells and magical knowledge]], she has an amazing amount of power and knew how to cast right after she first transformed. While she does have the highest PowerLevel in the series, most of her magic is too impractical in a straight up fight because she doesn't know how to tone down her power for small scale work or even ''aim'' properly without help from MissionControl or Rein.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: A really strong dialect she has. This is strange, since she lives in the same city as Nanoha and her friends, but Hayate is the only character from that city who speaks with this dialect.
* TheLeader: Hayate is the mistress of the Wolkenritter and head of the Yagami family, the commander of Riot Force 6 and later the commander of Special Duty Section 6.
* LightIsGood: Played with. While Hayate is indeed a good character and has white as her magic color, it's not LightEmUp. Hayate's magic is based of mainly darkness and destruction, and some of her spells are [[DarkIsNotEvil black]] (e.g. ''Diabolic Emission''). In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', her ''Ragnarök'' is a white WaveMotionGun surrounded with black lightnings that turns it darker and darker after it hits the target, to the point that the attack is more black than white.
* LimitBreak: ''Ragnarök'' in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 50% basic damage in the second game, that is above average.
* MagicKnight: She's referred as a "Mage Knight", somehow a combination of being a mage and a knight.
* MeaningfulName: Her last name Yagami means is homophone to "Night God". She's the master of the ''Tome of the Night Sky''. Her first name, Hayate, means Hurricane, which could reflect how her magic is extremely powerful but also difficult for her to control properly.
** The kanji for her last name actually means "Eight Gods" though.
* MissionControl: Is often seen alongside the [[BridgeBunny bridge bunnies]] in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]''.
* MoralityPet: For the Wolkenritter, with a strong dose of KidWithTheRemoteControl. Hayate ''does'' have ultimate power over the Wolkenritter, she simply doesn't exercise it.
* [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown Never Accepted In Her Hometown]]: Like Nanoha, is quite famous in the Bureau, apart from those who denounce her as a criminal, but on Earth, is less well-known, and had no friends prior to meeting Suzuka.
* NiceHat: Has a beret when her Knight Armor is active. She seems to ditch it in the ''[[NanohaViVid ViVid]]'' and ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'' manga though.
* NumberOfTheBeast: The Book of Darkness has 666 pages. Hayate Yagami herself is also associated with the number 6, who has [[GoodWingsEvilWings seraph wings]]. Six years after the Book of Darkness Incident, she decides to found her own section to investigate the Relic incidents, four years later she achives her goal by founding the Riot Force 6. Six years after the JS Incident, she founds another section, Special Duty Section 6. The Yagami family has six members, Hayate herself, the four Wolkenritter and Reinforce Eins/Zwei. They adopt later a seventh member, Agito; but this can be interpreted as Hayate having six children now.
* OverrankedSoldier: Made Lieutenant-Colonel after at most ten years in service, and let's not even talk about the ImprobableAge. This is just not done in RealLife barring very unusual circumstances. Contrast with Nanoha's more reasonable non-Navy Captaincy. Several of the more experienced officers, however, still treat her like a young girl despite her position, and she suggests that rank is merely a "decoration" in the bureau.
** On the other hand, Hayate herself easily represents a concentration of raw power equivalent to (or more likely better than) the faux-battalion command she was given.
* ParentalAbandonment: She is an orphan, economically sustained by a friend of her dead parents. [[spoiler:It is revealed Gil Graham thought she would be ideal to awaken the Book of Darkness and be sealed away with it, so that few people would have to mourn her.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: At least on the same level as Fate and Nanoha at the end of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''. By the time of ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'' Hayate's lowest setting is about the same as a bombing run by a squadron of B-52s. Some of her more powerful attacks are easily in the tactical nuke range. She's even referred to as a "walking Lost Logia" in Force.
** When she starts using her bombardment spells, the TSAB sends out ''evacuation warnings''.
* PowerDyesYourHair: Gets platinum-blond hair when unisoned with Reinforce Eins/Zwei.
* [[PowerGivesYouWings Power Gives You]] [[GoodWingsEvilWings Black Seraph Wings]]
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: With her uniform, as shown in the picture.
* RedBaron: In ''Force'', the nickname "Living Lost Logia" is mentioned (appropriate enough, considering where she had gained her power from).
* ReformedButRejected: To a degree. Since she took responsibility for the Wolkenritter's crimes, she's treated as a former criminal, being allowed to serve in the Bureau but facing some suspicion and distrust from people. It's implied that she was made commander of Riot Force 6 because she would be expendable if it failed.
* ResignedToTheCall: An interesting case. Her initial reaction to being informed that she was TheChosenOne can be summed up with the statement "Sure, I'll be the master." She never intended to use the Book of Darkness despite the limitless power it offered, content that it has provided her with people she can call family. After the Book of Darkness incident, she decides that it would be better if she used her power to help other people, and to atone for the crimes her guardians had committed.
* SciFiBobHaircut
* ScissorsCutsRock: Although we never have seen how the results would turn out, Hayate is the only character in ''Force'' who can get away with using her magic in spite of how [[StoryBreakerPower broken]] the [[AntiMagic Eclipse]] is due to sheer power. At the least, she has is able to intimidate both the Hückebeins and Grendels.
* ShockAndAwe: Her spell ''Ragnarök'' is surrounded with black lightnings. The movie version have more lightnings which have more influence on it, as the beam becomes darker and darker when hitting the target, to the point that it's more black than white.
* SkinshipGrope: In the [[AllThereInTheManual Sound Stages]], she seems rather fond of feeling up the other female characters. She only gropes the girls she knows would consent, of course... but she's not above [[DudeShesLikeInAComa feeling Signum up when she's asleep so she doesn't have to ask.]]
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: While she did have financial support, Hayate apparently lived by herself before the Wolkenritter arrived. Really, ''nobody'' had a problem with the paraplegic nine-year-old living alone?
* SquishyWizard: Claims that even Caro might be able to defeat her in single combat ''without her dragons''. However, it's pointed out soon afterward that despite having difficulty in single combat, she's able to use her power to her fullest potential when surrounded by her allies.
* StayWithTheAliens: After graduating from middle school, she moves to live on Mid-Childa. Taking her entire family with her, there's even less that ties her to Earth than Nanoha, and after a visit to Earth for a mission, says that Riot Force 6 is her home.
* StepfordSmiler: Acts this way at times, as Shamal notes that she hides her pain from her family.
* TakenForGranite: ''Mistilteinn'', a spell that petrifies the target by throwing multiple energy "spears".
* TaremeEyes
* TeamMom: For the Wolkenritter.
* TerrorHero: As of ''Force'', a mere mention of her name causes the Grendels to give up escaping from Section 6. To put in perspective, the Grendel are infected with a virus that makes them downright immune to magic, but are terrified of her power.
* ThatsAnOrder: Hayate tries to invoke this on Reinforce twice: the first time to stop her from giving into despair and later [[spoiler:to stop Reinforce from sacrificing herself]].
* TookALevelInBadass: She went from WheelchairWoobie to PersonOfMassDestruction.
* UnskilledButStrong: Has incredibly powerful bombardment magic, but that takes a long time to cast and has little use in close-quarters combat.
** To the point that she says in the supplementary manga that she might be able to beat Caro in a fight. If Caro didn't have access to either of her dragons. ...then she realises Caro's been training under Nanoha, and says she wouldn't win anyway.
* WaveMotionGun: Most notably her spell ''Ragnarök'', a part of the famous ''Triple Breaker''. ''Hræsvelgr'' is a [[BeamSpam Wave Motion Spam]].
* WiseBeyondHerYears: So far the champion of this trope in all of ''Nanoha'', considering she was the mother figure of her adoptive family ''at the age of nine''. In the movie she even calls Reinforce (who has full memories of her centuries if not millennia of existence) "my child" mere minutes after meeting her.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Briefly, although she got over it.
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!!The Wolkenritter
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They are the four guardians born out of [[ArtifactOfDoom the Book of Darkness]]. The ladies are Signum, Vita and Shamal, while Zafira is a wolf who can change into a [[LittleBitBeastly wolfman]]. Their quest is to gather Linker Cores to complete the Book Of Darkness. Like most of the other antagonists in the show, they are very much {{Antivillain}}s - they want to complete the Book of Darkness only to prevent it from killing Hayate. Their Linker Cores are eventually drained by Lieselotte and Liesearia, but Hayate is able to revive them. Thanks to Hayate reprogramming the system of the Book of Darkness, the Wolkenritter are separated from the Book now and they are finally able to escape from the cycle of the Book's history of destruction.

At the end of the second season, they [[HeelFaceTurn become good guys]] and later move to Mid-Childa with Hayate. Joining them is the actual ArtifactOfDoom, the Book Of Darkness, now known by its real name, the ''Tome of Night Sky'', and Reinforce Zwei, a Unison Device similar to the Book of Darkness' original AI program. Later, another Unison Device, Agito, joins the family.
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!!!Tropes common to the Wolkenritter:
* AdaptationalVillainy: Parodied in ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shojo Medical Shamal]]'', Signum, Vita and Zafira as well as Reinforce Eins are part of the villain group that opposes Medical Shamal. The former three play the villain part with [[EvilIsHammy gusto]].
* AntiVillain: In ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', they seek to save Hayate's life while minimizing harm, and according to Signum in Sound Stage 3 of ''A's'', planned on turning themselves in after saving her.
* ArtificialHuman: The Wolkenritter are autonomous programs apparently run by the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]]. [[spoiler:Fate]] compares them to herself.
* AscendedExtra: The four of them with Hayate and both Reinforces are the main characters in the RealTrailerFakeMovie ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmgzRbZu4M8 Mahou Kazoku Lyrical Wolken]]''.
* TheAtoner: Strongly motivated by a desire to make up for what they did in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', and before.
* BadassFamily: The Wolkenritter with Hayate and Reinforce Eins. The latter is succeeded by Reinforce Zwei, and Agito joins them later. In fact, they probably are the strongest good family in the series.
* BattleButler: Inverted. The Wolkenritter's first and most important duty is to defend the Book's master or mistress. They just happen to have minor domestic skills as well.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Downplayed but present. In ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', Shamal notes that she and the other Wolkenritter have lost their immortality, and are content with this. Not surprising, seeing as after the corruption of the Tome, their immortal lives were more like a series of reincarnations each one only lasting as long as their master, which typically wasn't very long. They also lost some of their memories between each cycle.
** It was also implied that other aspects of their powers also will be reduced with time like their resillence, stamina and strength. It finally took it's toll during the ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'' manga where they're noticeable weaker and frailer than in past seasons where their bodies were able to take much more punishment.
* DisneyDeath: In ''A's'' and ''The Movie 2nd A's'', they are killed due to their Linker Core's being drained by the Book of Darkness. However, Hayate is able to reprograms the Book of Darkness and reactivates the Guardian Knight System, following their revival.
* EmptyPilesOfClothing: After being "absorbed" into the Book of Darkness, only their winter clothes remain.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: [[{{Tsundere}} Vita]] is choleric, [[SugarAndIcePersonality Signum]] is melancholic, [[ProperLady Shamal]] is sanguine and [[TheQuietOne Zafira]] is phlegmatic.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: Back when they were serving masters in ancient Belka who wanted the book's power, their armor looked "rough," according to Hayate, and ''Manga/ViVid'' shows them wearing Knight Armors that look like typical plate mail. Justfied because each master designs the armors they wear.
* GratuitousGerman: Their Armed Devices, except for Zafira, since he doesn't use one. In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', Graf Eisen and the Book of Darkness got more lines while Laevatein and Klarwind got less lines.
* HeelFaceTurn: They and Hayate joined the TSAB to redeem their sins. Surprisingly, the Wolkenritter avert DefeatMeansFriendship, thanks to Hayate's kind personality.
* JapanesePronouns: If they refer themselves in plural, they usually use "wareware". In singular, they usually use "watashi", with the exception of Vita who uses "atashi".
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Since ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]''.
* MagicKnight: Pretty much literally.
* MeaningfulName: "Wolkenritter" is German for "Cloud Knight(s)". They are the knights who guard the Mistress of the Night Sky.
* MultiEthnicName: In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'', where they (except Zafira) got ''Yagami'' as their family name.
* OnlyOneName: Subverted in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'', where they (except Zafira) got ''Yagami'' as their family name.
* [[MyMasterRightOrWrong Our Master Right or Wrong]]: They are bound to obey whoever was the master of the Book of Darkness, no matter how unreasonable the master was.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Hit with this trope during most of the events in ''Force'', including Hayate, Agito and probably Rein.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Wolkenritter date to some period in Ancient Belka. Actual age is vague but is at least centuries and probably more like millenia. Vita, of course, doesn't look the part at all, but none of the others look over the metaphorical hill either.
* ThouShaltNotKill: In their last incarnation, they swore not to kill anybody while collecting pages for the Book of Darkness.
* VehicularThemeNaming: Signum, Vita, and Zafira are model names from the German car manufacturer Opel. Shamal is a model from Italian car manufacturer Maserati.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Hayate.
* VillainsOutShopping: They have various hobbies that serve as excuses to get out of the house and hunt Linker Cores; Signum teaches at a dojo, Vita plays croquet with senior citizens, [[HouseWife Shamal gossips with neighborhood wives]] and Zafira follows the others around.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The Wolkenritter's previous masters apparently didn't consider them to be people. Hayate ''does'' think they're people though, and that makes all the difference, turning them from coldhearted killers into a [[BadassFamily happy family]].
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: After being freed from the curse of the Book of Darkness, they slowly show signs of being more human, as their immortality had disappeared and their healing and resilience started deteriorating. A conversation between Shamal and Vita during ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'' state that all four of them are aware of this but don't particularly care about it, since all of them want to spend their last life with Hayate.

[[folder:Signum]]
!!Signum — Knight of the Sword, General of the Raging Fire
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KaoriShimizu (Japanese), Bailey Chadwick (English)
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Laevatein)
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-> ''"I'm an old knight. [...] All I can teach them is to get up close and slice the enemy to pieces."''

TheStoic leader of the group, armed with the flaming sword ''Laevatein''. She [[BloodKnight lives for battles]] and as a result is the best fighter among Wolkenritter. Fate's WorthyOpponent. Later the two become close friends.

By ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', she's moved to Mid-Childa with Hayate and the other Wolkenritter, and become one of the vice-captains alongside Vita of Hayate's Riot Force Six and is Fate's sub-commander in the Lightning unit. Her callsign is Lightning 2. Unlike Nanoha, Vita and Fate, Signum doesn't teach the Forwards in combat, but she teaches Erio Mondial her SignatureMove, ''Shiden Issen'', which he uses to defeat Garyu. Signum defeats Zest Grangaitz by killing him and fulfills his last will by becoming Agito's new master, who is later adopted by the Yagami family.

In ''[=ViVid=]'', she has taught Zafira's disciple, Miura Rinaldi, which is reflected in Miura's sword-slashes resembling fighting style. Presumely, Signum taught her ''Bakken: Hiryū'', which is based of her ''Hiryū Issen''.

In ''Force'', she's a member of Hayate's Special Duty Section Six, and she encounters her new rival, Cypha Hückebein, who defeats Signum in their first battle. Fortunately, Signum recovers from her grievious injuries and she and Cypha cross their blades a second time, this time Signum is victorious. The Knight of the Flaming Sword also has become a swordsmanship mentor to Thoma Avenir.
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!!!Tropes associated with Signum:
* ActionGirl: Duh!
* {{Badass}}: Probably the most badass character in the entire series.
* BadassLongcoat: In ''[[NanohaForce Force]]''.
* {{BFS}}: Her AEC-Equipment, CW-AEC05X Gladiator, in [[NanohaForce Force]] ended up being a [[http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/8352/signumaec01.jpg giant wide blade]].
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: ...accompanied by a [[http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4484/signumaec02.jpg buckler shield]] [[RuleOfCool ...with missiles]].
* BigSisterMentor: She becomes the swordsman teacher of Thoma Avenir who views her as one of his many CoolBigSis. Also the mentor of Erio Mondial, but she may or may not fits the big sister type for him.
* BloodKnight: More so than Nanoha, despite the latter's [[MemeticMutation reputation among the fandom]]. She never passes up a chance to brawl with a WorthyOpponent.
** Somehow defied in ''[[MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', where Signum [[spoiler:didn't show any visible motivation in pursuing a rematch with Cypha even after the Hückebein swordswoman [[CurbStompBattle utterly trounced]] and [[NearDeathExperience near-killed]] her in battle. However, it's worth pointing out that she did seem eager to continue their rematch in chapter 25]].
* CodeName: Lightning 2 in Riot Force 6, and Riot 2 in Special Duty Section 6.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: In the space of a single episode, says she won't thank Fate for saving her from a monster (because she destroyed it and the Linker Core she wanted to collect), and is outraged when the MysteriousProtector intervenes by ripping out Fate's Linker Core (presumably because of Fate being a WorthyOpponent).
* ContraltoOfDanger: Signum has a very low and powerful voice, as befits a tough swordswoman--which is also her singing voice, as one of the Sound Stages reveals.
* CoolBigSis: Becomes sort of this during ''[[NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', but specially to Fate, Vice and Alto. In ''Force'' she seems to be heading to be this for Thoma as [[spoiler:she feels responsible for not being able to save him (see FailureKnight below)]]. More or less confirmed in ''[[VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny The Gears of Destiny]]'' [[AllThereInTheManual PSP game]] where Thoma calls her ''Signum-oneesan''.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Though her fights tend to end in a draw, she's never lost a battle as far as we know, until chapter 7 of ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'', where [[spoiler: Cypha of Hückebein nearly kills her]].
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: The can't do smaller tasks variation. Once she refused to heat up water for bathing because of that. Also breaking your own freaking sword with the sheer force of your attack is a truly impressive proof of your strength.
* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode:
** See the entry for Nanoha Takamachi.
** She also had one with Fate during ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', until a later ''Sound Stage'' revealed that she kicked Fate's ass during most of their {{Lighthearted Rematch}}es a few months after ''A's''. In ''The Battle of Aces'', Fate suggests that she lost eight out of ten of their sparring matches.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Reinforce always calls her "general", but rarely calls her by her name.
* {{Expy}}: She is also noted by fans to be a magnificent one of Lamia Loveless from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. They don't look much alike, but share many traits, including having [[Creator/KaoriShimizu the same voice actress]].
** Signum could also be based of [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Isabella "Ivy" Valentine]], a swordswoman with a magical WhipSword. If you spell Laevatein as [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Levantine]] it's a SdrawkcabName of Ivy's sword Valentine.
* FailureKnight: During ''Force'' chapter 20 [[spoiler:Signum talks about the irrepressable remorse that comes with defeat when there are important things at stake. All while she apologizes to Thoma and Lily, twice, for being unable to save them from Cypha, showing that she indeed feel guilt about her failure]].
* FingerlessGloves
* FlamingSword: Laevatein. Signum's ''Shiden Issen'' is her signature spell.
** When using ''Karyu Issen'', Signum and Agito create a shaft of flames and holds it as if it were a sword. By swinging her arm, she can throw the condensed flames against enemies that are far away.
* FusionDance: With Reinforce Zwei and with Agito. Signum is the character with the most seen Unisons in the series, having been in Unison with Rein twice, and with Agito three times. Two of them in ''[=StrikerS=]'', and three of them in ''Force''.
* GermanicDepressives: One of the most serious characters among the cast, even compared to the other Wolkenritter. Hayate and Fate attempt at various points to get her to relax.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfWoman: Signum delivers a "''Signum Punch''" to Teana in order to straighten her up at one point, saying that she will get spoiled if Nanoha listens to her complaints.
** Notably Teana was [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom launched meters back]] and Signum assures the rest of the shocked crew that it's okay because she "held back".
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:She managed to raise from bed and even have a sparring match with Thoma right of the bat but, while still a decent fighter, her body hasn't fully recovered yet and it's even implied that the injuries sustained in her fight with Cypha could leave permanent sequels on her... and the next time she fought Cypha, Signum utterly trounces her.]]
* HellishPupils: In Unison with Agito.
* IdiotHair: Not as long as Vita's.
* {{Keigo}}: In ''A's'', Signum occasionally uses the extremely polite keigo expressions in dialogue.
* LadyOfWar: One of the best examples in this franchise.
* TheLancer: To Hayate. And to Fate in the Lightning Unit.
* LargeHam: Her device Laevatein tends to pronounces his [[GratuitousGerman words]] in this way.
* LastNameBasis: Refers to Fate as "Testarossa" even after Fate changes that to her middle name after being adopted by the Harlaowns. Interestingly enough, she refers to most of her other friends by [[FirstNameBasis their first names]].
* TheLeader: Of the Wolkenritter.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her fighting style in ''Force'' so far. [[spoiler:[[WorfHadTheFlu It worked as well as one can expect]]]].
* LightningBruiser: Signum keeps up with Fate's Sonic Form with ease. She also trashes pretty much anything that's looked at her funny. Her Knight Cloathing is lighter than Vita's Knight Armor, allowing her more agile maneuvering, but Signum's defense spells are very powerful.
** Seeing as how [[spoiler:the effectiveness of her defensive and offensive powers/skills got ruined by the new rules installed by the ''[[MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' manga]] Signum will probably be in need of adapt a new hit-and-run strategy from now on. Passing into FragileSpeedster territory in order to not be kicked out of the CompetenceZone.
*** Confirmed in chapter 20 as Signum fights against Thoma and leaves almost all of her protection in the hands of Agito and Laevatein, preferring to parry and dodge than turtling like in past battles.
* LimitBreak: ''Sturmfalken'' in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 42% basic damage in the second game, that is below average.
* LogicalWeakness: The nigh-undefeatable Knight of the Sword does have one key vulnerability -- as a magical construct, AntiMagic weaponry is especially dangerous to her. [[spoiler:Brutally demonstrated once the Hückebein show up]].
* MyGreatestFailure: She apologized to Thoma twice in their first conversation for getting captured because she was defeated.
* NearDeathExperience: Is put through one at the beginning of ''[[NanohaForce Force]]''. She wakes up in chapter 18 and fully recovers later.
* NonIndicativeName: ''Shiden Issen'' is translated as "Purple Lightning Flash". Signum's version is not purple and it's a fire elemental sword slash. She teaches it to Erio in ''[=StrikerS=]'', but his version has at least something to do with lightning.
* NotSoStoic: Pounding a wall in frustration after hearing about Hayate's illness being potentially life-threatening, and shedding a single tear in response to Fate's suggestion that they could still be friends. She also doesn't exactly take it very well when Vita calls her "Boob Demon", or when her MysteriousProtector intervenes on her behalf during her third fight with Fate.
* OldSoldier: Signum becomes this after being transported to the modern Mid-Childan society, where her old Belkan sensibilities undergo a transformation to adapt to a society based on (non-)humanism rather than wartime duty and knightly honor. Unlike Vita, who finds herself in training the new generation of mages in this new world, Signum continues doing what she did her entire, very long life--fighting--and declining opportunities to do anything else (see her old knight quote above). While not as grumpy as the typical examples of this trope, she does call out the rookies (e.g. Teana) on their mistakes.
* PlayingWithFire: She's not called ''General of the Raging Fire''[[note]]Rekka no Shō[[/note]] for nothing. Her magical fire, however, is still magical and thus [[spoiler:gets dispelled like everything else by Cypha of Hückebein's Reacted form]].
* PowerDyesYourHair: In Unison with Rein, she gets violet hair; and with Agito, she gets reddish blond hair.
* PowerGivesYouWings: When unisoned with Agito, she gets two pairs of flaming wings, which go nicely with Laevatein.
** For some reason [[spoiler:the wings dissapeared when she unisons with Agito after her return to the battlefield in Force]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her magic color is purple and she's the strongest of the Wolkenritter. In Unison with Rein, her hair and the magenta parts of her Knight Clothing turn violet.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: With her uniform and her casual outfit in A's.
* QuitYourWhining: Has this attitude toward Teana in [=StrikerS=].
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytail reach past her waist and let down her hair go past her knees, making her one of the longest-haired characters of the series.
* TheRival: Was one to Fate in ''A's''. Later gets her own rival in the form of [[AxCrazy Cy]][[EvilCounterpart pha]] in ''Force''.
* SamuraiPonytail
* SignatureMove: ''Shiden Issen''[[note]]Purple Lightning Flash[[/note]] and ''Schlangebeißen''.
* SingleTear: After Fate says they could still be friends.
* SlipknotPonytail: In the 3rd season - a [[MythologyGag nod]] to Miyuki from ''Triangle Heart 3''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Laevatine, Levantine, Laevatein etc.
* StoneWall: Her combat style when fighting opponents of equal power. She wears down their energy by turtling, then when they're out of steam and leave themselves open, knocks them flat. Most visible in her second duel with Nanoha.
** Heavily subverted in ''Force'' where [[spoiler:Cypha of Hückebein slices through her defenses like a hot knife on butter]]. Having a LogicalWeakness kind of sucks like that.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Another thing that comes with her {{Expy}} package.
* SwissArmyWeapon: [[CoolSword Laevatein]].
* {{Tomboy}}: One of the least feminine character, if not ''the'' least feminine. However, that doesn't stop her from being a LadyOfWar.
** TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Shamal's girly girl. In ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Mahou Kazoku Lyrical Wolken]]'', Signum is the ''father'' figure while Shamal is the mother figure.
** TomboyishPonytail: Doubles as her SamuraiPonytail.
* TsurimeEyes: Fitting for her stoic and serious character.
* VocalEvolution: Her voice became deeper after early episodes and even ''deeper'' after ''A's''. In media after ''[=StrikerS=]'', her voice has became even deeper ''yet again''.
* WaveMotionSword: Throws curtains of fire with Laevatein, ''Sturmwinde''. Her non-fire spell ''Hiryu Issen'' is also this (which is fire elemental in the video games).
** When using her bombardment spell ''Karyu Issen'', she and Agito create a shaft of flames and holds it as if it were a sword. By swinging her arm, she can throw the condensed flames against enemies that are far away. It destroys over 50 Type-II Gadget Drones with a single attack.
* WeakButSkilled: [[spoiler:After her defeat by Cypha, due to the conditions of the battlefield in ''Force'']].
* WhipSword: Laevatein's snake form, combined with VariableLengthChain.
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:Actually inverts this during her rematch against Cypha. Despite technically still being under medical rehabilitation, she sends the so-called Ace fleeing in the span of a single chapter.]]
* WorthyOpponent: She views Fate as this in season 2.
--> '''Signum:''' Had we not met like this, we could have been good friends.
* WreckedWeapon: Laevatein and CW-AEC05X Gladiator in ''Force''.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Violet Hair]]: In Unison with Rein, her hair turns violet.
* YouMonster: In the last chapter of the ''[=StrikerS=]'' supplementary manga, she calls Nanoha a monster after the draw of their mock battle and thought she would die. Nanoha thinks in a similar way about her.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Laevatein can be used for this in ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vita]]
!!Vita — Knight of the Iron Hammer, Crimson Iron Rider
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AsamiSanada (Japanese), Elisabeth Rick (English)
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Graf Eisen)
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vita_y_8940.jpg]]
-> ''"The Knight of the Iron Hammer, Vita, and the Steel Count, Graf Eisen. There's nothing in this world we can't destroy."''

The [[LittleMissBadass Child]] of the bunch. She develops not-so-obvious romantic feelings for her Mistress. She wields the Armed Device ''Graf Eisen'', an {{Expy}} of the [[GaoGaiGar Goldion]] [[DropTheHammer Hammer]]. During the 2nd season, she serves as Nanoha's {{rival}}, but after Hayate is saved by the TSAB, Vita's rivalry disappeared. Three years later, when Nanoha and Vita are assigned to a mission, Vita fails to protect Nanoha which nearly causes the latter's death; after this event, Vita swears to protect her.

By ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', she has become a combat instructor on Mid-Childa, and is one of the vice-captains of Hayate's Riot Force Six alongside Signum and is Nanoha's sub-commander in the [=StarS=] unit. Her callsign is [=StarS=] 2. She and her unit commander, Nanoha, train the four Forwards whom Vita help several times during the season unlike the other higher ranks. Vita plays a major part at the destruction of the Saint's Cradle as she destroys its engine.

In ''[=ViVid=]'', she helps Zafira training children and is a second teacher to Miura Rinaldi, whom she presumely taught ''Hammerschlag'' which is based of Vita's ''Tödlichschlag'', and ''Blazing Comet'' which is based of her ''Kometfliegen''. For the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship, Vita is one of Miura's second.

In ''Force'', Vita and Nanoha are members and combat instructors of Hayate's Special Duty Section Six and they train the eight Forwards[[note]]Subaru Nakajima, Teana Lanster, Erio Mondial, Caro Ru Lushe, Ginga Nakajima, Thoma Avenir, Lily-Strosek and Isis Egret[[/note]].
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!!!Tropes associated with Vita:
* ActionGirl: Don't mess with the little girl or with someone she care for!
* {{Badass}}:
** BadassAdorable: ''Oh boy.'' Probably even more [=moeGAR=] than Nanoha.
** BadassArmfold: Pictured above. And she does this several times in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
** BadassBoast: From ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'': "This is what Eisen and I are best at. You know that? Destroying and smashing. The Knight Vita of the Iron Hammer, and the Steel Count Graf Eisen. There's nothing in this world we can't destroy."
** BadassLongCoat: In ''Force''.
** BadassTeacher: Unlike Nanoha, Vita plays this trope straight as she helps the Forwards several times. She saves Subaru from Teana's misshot and later helps the Forwards against Lutecia, Garyu and Agito.
** LittleMissBadass: She is smaller than most other characters, but she kicks asses.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT mess with her hat.
* TheBerserker: Vita appears constitutionally unable to retreat from a fight unless joining it or continuing it puts the other Wolkenritter or Hayate at risk. Her strategy in combat boils down to getting right up in someone's face and hitting them with Graf Eisen until they stop moving.
* BigEater: Partly because of her being a Belkan knight, which tends to result in users having to eat more than Mid-Childian mages. However, she also eats a fair amount even when she was living with Hayate and not fighting, and claims that it's because she's growing.
* BloodKnight: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Despite her aggressive attitude, she's not really interested in battles, and she calls Signum, Fate and Einhart "battle maniacs" in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny''.
* BraidsOfAction: She has two braids and is a hell of an ActionGirl.
* BringMyRedJacket: Tends to get badly wounded and bleed all over her red Knight Armor.
* ButtMonkey: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]''. Everyone assumes she lost to Nanoha, even though she never did, much like in canon. She is curb-stomped by Stern, she has to work with Nanoha in the Sky Dodge game despite Vita doesn't like her, and she's almost taken down by Stern again in Sky Dodge.
* CodeName: [=StarS 2=] in Riot Force 6, and Aggressor 2 in Special Duty Section 6.
* CoolBigSis: To Agito and Rein. Agito calls her even "Anego" which means "big sister", but it can also mean "boss".
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Her Knight Armor is covered in them.
* CryCute: During the ''A's'' finale.
* CuteBruiser: Loli Bruiser!
* CynicalMentor: To the trio in ''Force'' in Chapter 18. She basically tells them she is training them so they don't drag down the main team and wasn't keen on the idea of working with them until Nanoha convinced her due to their instability.
* DeathGlare: Gives one to Nanoha when she encounters her when she's visiting Hayate in the hospital.
* {{Determinator}}: She is quite possibly an even bigger determinator than Nanoha, or at least it ''looks'' more impressive since she has [[MadeOfIron insane endurance]]. Near the end of ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', she is fighting through hordes of combat machines, [[spoiler:getting stabbed right through the chest]], and upon realizing that they was the same type of drones that [[spoiler:injured Nanoha]] she completely flips and wrecks them all. Then she arrives at the ships engine heavily injured, tries to destroy it with no success, only to be greeted by automatic defense systems. And her response?
--> '''Vita:''' "[[BringIt Bring it on.]]"
* DramaticPause: Vita's attacks. Most notably her ''Raketenhammer''.
--> '''Vita''': "'''RAKETEN-...'''(flying to the enemy before hitting) '''...HAMMER!'''"
* DropTheHammer: Graf Eisen, particularly its Gigantform and the ''[[strike:HIKARI NI NARE]]'' Gigantschlag attack.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Thanks to Hayate, who designed her costume.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In her first battle against Nanoha, she's ChewingTheScenery with her LargeHam, and defeated Nanoha by breaking Raising Heart and her Barrier Jacket with UnstoppableRage.
* EvilLaugh: Parodied in ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]''.
* {{Expy}}: Graf Eisen, of the [[GaoGaiGar Goldion Hammer]].
* ExtraOreDinary: ''Schwalbefliegen''[=/=]''Schwalbenflug'' and ''Kometfliegen''.
* FieryRedhead: She has a ''very'' '''hot''' temper. Her hair turns orange when she's in Unison with Rein.
* FireForgedFriends: Unlike Signum, who viewed Fate as a WorthyOpponent, Vita was more hostile to Nanoha until they fought alongside each other against the Book of Darkness.
* FusionDance: With Reinforce Zwei.
* GlacierWaif: She provides the trope image.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Tends to get fairly badly injured somewhat regularly, but manages to recover every time. However, in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', it's revealed that since she separated from Reinforce, it has been taking her longer and longer to heal.
* GratuitousGerman: Both, Vita and Graf Eisen. While Vita's attacks are German compared to Signum's Japanese attack names, Graf Eisen has the most lines among the Belkan Devices of the Wolkenritter.
* GrumpyBear: She was even more of a GrumpyBear before Hayate became their mistress. She is still grumpy, but not as bad as she used to be.
* HatDamage: Took some in the first episode of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' from a Divine Buster. She [[BerserkButton didn't take it well]].
* HellishPupils: In ''The Movie 2nd A's'' whenever she's ''really'' pissed of.
* HyperspaceMallet: Graf Eisen is one of the few non-comedic examples.
* IdiotHair: A very long one.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Despite being as old as the other Wolkenritter and claiming to be an adult, Vita tends to act like a child. But in contrast to normal children, she prefers to play with senior citizens instead with children.
* ImplausibleDeniability: "I'm not glaring! I was born with eyes like these!" while giving Nanoha a DeathGlare.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Graf Eisen is a ''croquet mallet'' and during ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' and ''[[NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' she frequently uses iron croquet balls as projectiles.
* InSeriesNickname: Agito calls her often "Anego" which can mean "big sister" or "boss", but Lutecia calls Vita like this, too.
* {{Jerkass}}: During much of her existence, she refused to let the other Wolkenritter get close to her, and was almost constantly angry and rebellious out of combat.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After her HeelFaceTurn, her temper and manners are less than perfect, but she cares for those close to her.
* JustAKid: Even after becoming aware of her [[ArtificialHuman true]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction nature]] and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld true age]], Nanoha still often treats her like a kid, addressing her as "Vita-[[JapaneseHonorifics chan]]", petting her on the head, and in one case carrying her in her arms when she's asleep, because she didn't want to wake her up, much to her annoyance.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: During her third encounter with Nanoha, she decides to retreat because as she cannot absorb her Linker Core again, fighting her would be a waste of energy.
* TheLancer: To Signum among the Wolkenritter, and to Nanoha in the [=StarS=] Unit.
* LargeHam: Vita is the loudest ''Wolkenritter'' and tends to scream every [[CallingYourAttacks attack name]]. Graf Eisen is a mild example, compared to its master and Laevatein.
* LastNameBasis: Like Signum, she calls Fate "Testarossa".
* [[LetsYouAndHimFight Let's You And Her Fight]]: Attacks Fate during Fate's route in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Battle of Aces]]'' while mistaking her for a Memory. She does this again in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'' this time with Arf, again thinking she's a Dark Fragment.
* LimitBreak: ''Gigantschlag'' in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 45% basic damage in the second game, that is average.
* LittleMissSnarker: Quite willing to point out when she thinks someone is being stupid, especially with regards to the forwards.
* MadeOfIron: She may very well have the most endurance and fortitude out of all the main characters.
* MightyGlacier: To quote her and Graf Eisen - "There is nothing in the world we can't destroy". She also happens to be the character with ''the'' greatest endurance and durability, despite having the body of a child. While her movement speed isn't bad, her attacks are slow and heavy and she has no dodging skills to speak of. One of the reasons is her Knight Armor, which provides maximum protection, but less agile maneuvering like the Knight Clothings of the other knights.
* NiceHat: Vita's hat, with its two [[BunniesForCuteness stuffed bunny-head]] adornments and CreepyCoolCrosses, tops out all the rest. It was also [[MementoMacGuffin a personally-designed gift from Hayate]].
* PantyShot: Only once in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
* PowerDyesYourHair: In Unison with Rein, her hair becomes orange.
* TheRival: To Nanoha in ''A's''.
* SayMyName: "Hayate!"
* ScreamingWarrior: Dear god. Try to count the times when she ''doesn't'' scream while attacking or [[CallingYourAttacks calling her attacks]] with her LargeHam.
* SergeantRock: More critical of the Forwards' performance than Nanoha is, and occasionally suggests that Nanoha is being too lenient, but cares for their development. Also when Vita tells you to shield, ''you shield'', or else get hammersmashed.
* SignatureMove: ''Raketenhammer''.
* TemptingFate: She guilty for this in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' and ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''. Suposedly she wises up in ''[[MahouSenkiLyricalNanohaForce Force]]''
** In her second fight with Nanoha, Nanoha surrounds him with a lot of Magic Missile and she perform [[BeehiveBarrier Panzerhindernis]] to protect herself while saying: "Are you stupid?! There's no way you control all these bullets!" A moment later, [[ImprobableAimingSkills the bullets start speeding up]], and the Panzerhindernis slowly took damage. [[SarcasmMode Good job]].
** In her third encounter with Nanoha, she was using Eisen Geheul to distrat Nanoha, giving her time to escape her. After a while, she muses, "OK, this is far enough...." Cue Nanoha charging up [[WaveMotionGun Divine Buster]]. [[spoiler: She was saved by a third party intercepting the beam and bind Nanoha.]]
** In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', "I'm almost there. I still have cartridges. I'm fine. It'll be easy." Cue invisible [[EliteMook Elite]] MechaMook stabbing her through the back and her having to prove just how big a {{Determinator}} she is.
** Several episode earlier, she boast, "The Knight of the Iron Hammer, Vita, and the Steel Count, Graf Eisen. There's nothing in this world we can't destroy." [[spoiler:Yes, she manages to live the reputation,]] But it is clear that [[DeterminedDefeatist she was]] [[GameBreakingInjury on her last leg]] [[spoiler:[[CombatBreakdown while acomplishing it.]]]]
* ThisIsADrill: Graf Eisen's Raketenform und Zerstörungsform.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Vita is loud, brash, aggressive and has a kind of a filthy mouth. But she loves her plush bunny.
* {{Tsundere}}: Can be irritable, blunt and often rude, but is intensely devoted to Hayate, and later, to Nanoha. In one scene, she reassures Shamal that she "won't make a certain worrywart Knight of the Lake who's terrible at cooking cry".
* TsurimeEyes: You can tell that she's not really nice just looking at her eyes.
* UnstoppableRage: When Nanoha takes a shot at Vita, she only manages to [[BerserkButton blow away her hat]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4wS4z8_4x4 Then this happens.]]
** Finally stopped in ''Force'' by [[spoiler:Curren Hückebein. After making her debut by impaling Hayate a furious Vita rushes at her with the Strike Cannon. Curren loses her sword, Vita loses the fight]].
* WholeCostumeReference: The author being a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' fan, Vita's costume and even some of her powers are pretty much reproductions of the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Alteissen]].
* WomanInWhite: In Unison with Rein, her Knight Armor turns white.
* YouMonster: Vita calls Nanoha a "devil" in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''. Nanoha does not disagree with her. [[MemeticMutation And the rest]] [[FanNickname is history.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Has one in her civilian outfit.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shamal]]
!!Shamal — Knight of the Lake, Hand of the Healing Wind
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RyokaYuzuki (JP), Creator/ShelbyLindley (EN)
!!!Voiced by: Alexandra Haefelin (Klarwind)
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The [[TeamMom Mother]] of the three, taking care of [[YamatoNadeshiko most house-related chores]], [[LethalChef except cooking]]. She doesn't usually take part in combat, but she has [[HealingHands healing power]], and her communication and portal magic means she generally acts as MissionControl. She also makes most of the cartridges for Vita and Signum. Her Armed Device, ''Klarwind'', resides in her rings.

In ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', she's mostly relegated to the background as a [[TheMedic magical doctor]] on Mid-Childa. Like the other Wolkenritter, Shamal is part of Hayate's Riot Force 6 and is the chief doctor. She and Zafira fail to protect the Long Arch from Otto, Deed and the Gadget Drones, but later they recover from their injuries and arrest Otto.

In ''[=ViVid=]'', she has taught Zafira's disciple, Miura Rinaldi, some of her skills, but it's not mentioned what exactly. She, Hayate and the rest of the family watch Miura's matches in the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship, and later Shamal nurses Vivio after her match with Miura who defeated her.

In ''Force'', she is a member and chief doctor of Hayate's Special Duty Section 6.
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!!!Tropes associated with Shamal:
* AdaptationalBadass [[BadassAdorable Adorable]]: In ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'', where she's an adorable child who can transform into a stereotypical MagicalGirl, but also has an [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Mode]] with a very destructive WaveMotionGun.
* AscendedExtra: Shamal is the main character in the RealTrailerFakeMovie ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY0fzHSkb2Y Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'' with Nanoha and Fate as her ''{{Fairy Companion}}s'', and Hayate/[[Creator/KanaUeda Kanae]] Kagurai as her foster mother. She is called [[Creator/RyokaYuzuki Yuzuko]] Kagurai in this series, and her alter ego is called "Medical Shamal".
* BarrierWarrior: Excellent at creating barriers for various purposes and blocking attacks.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Nanoha mentions in Sound Stage M3 that she can be very scary when she wants to be, such as when her patients don't do as she says.
** Her hand stuck out of Nanoha's ''chest'' during the first battle of the Wolkenritter and the TSAB.
* BlowYouAway: ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle Of Aces]]'' video game reveals a variety of wind spells she could use when she needs to fight.
* CombatMedic: While Shamal normally keeps out of combat, she's ''hardly'' helpless in other fields. She has the ability to ''stick her hand through you and rip out your magic''. From a ''mile'' away. Or at least she did back when they still had the Book of Darkness.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: {{Subverted}} -- she tries to disguise herself when spying on Nanoha and Fate, but Dr. Ishida recognizes her immediately.
* CoolShades: Combined with the ConspicuousTrenchcoat above.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Yuuno in ''A's''
* {{Expy}}: She looks like what [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ritsuko Akagi]] might look like if she were in the Nanoha-verse. This is especially apparent with her first appearance in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', when she's wearing what appears to be a white doctor's coat. Considering the number of mecha anime shout outs in ''Nanoha'', it could be intentional.
* TheFace: Of the Belkan Knights. Look at the contrasts between her and her fellows: the most feminine, the one who can't cook, the TeamMom. She's also MissionControl because her magic is focused on communication and teleportation.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: {{Inverted}} -- Shamal is the only member of the cast who is shown to be a [[LethalChef bad cook]], while {{Action Girl}}s Nanoha, Fate and Hayate are quite skilled at cooking.
* FirstNameBasis: She refers friends by their first name. There was one notable exception with Fate in ''A's'', where she called her "Testarossa-chan", but she changed it later to "Fate-chan". Even in ''The Movie 2nd A's'', she never calls her by her last name.
* GemstoneAssault: Klarwind's Pendelform turns the jewels of the Ringeform into pendulums which can create portals, find Linker Cores, and bind opponents. It can be used in close combat when necessary.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: When [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Mode]] [[AscendedExtra Medical Shamal]] fires her [[WaveMotionGun Shamal Beam]], her right eye is glowing in pink. [[VideoGame/MeltyBlood Arcueid]] [[ActorAllusion Brunestud]], anyone?
* HealingHands: Her speciality is healing. She's even called "Hand of the Healing Hand".
* IronicFear: Despite being the Knight of the Lake, she is afraid of swimming. Well, her powers have nothing to do with water either.
* JapaneseHonorifics: Uses them on most people, and the only one of the Wolkenritter to consistently do so.
* LethalChef: This was originally an InformedFlaw - on one of the two occasions the Wolkenritter actually taste her cooking, Signum and Vita admit that it's not as good as Hayate's cooking, but still not bad, while Hayate likes it. It wasn't until the PSP fighting game, released four years after her introduction, that we received [[http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/Liinna/Nanoha/Hayate/1264208642230.png visual confirmation of her cooking skills.]]
* LimitBreak: Her Linker Core Removal technique in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 60% basic damage in the second game, that is the strongest Full Drive Burst alongside Precia's.
* MissionControl: Shamal usually stands outside of the battlefield and observes the territory while supporting the other knights. She also does this for Riot Force 6 during the second mission.
* MundaneUtility: In one scene of A's she uses Klarwind to phone Hayate's house. According to [[AllThereInTheManual information with the DVDs]], she has a cell phone, but left it at home that time.
* NiceHat: Part of her Knight Clothing.
* OlderAlterEgo: In ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'', she's the main character Yuzuko Kagurai, but she's a child in that version. One of her MagicalGirl forms is an Adult Mode like Vivio.
* ProperLady: She has strong parallels to a YamatoNadeshiko. In addition to her loyalty to Hayate, she is kind, soft-spoken obedient, and, like the others, a knight with magic powers and the will to use them.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: With her military uniform.
* RingOfPower: Klarwind has the form of a set of four rings, two in each hand. Its Standby Form has the form of golden rings, its Ringeform adds two blue jewels on both index finger rings and two green jewels on both ring finger rings.
* SecretIdentity: In ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'', [[Creator/RyokaYuzuki Yuzuko]] Kagurai's magical alter ego is Medical Shamal.
* TheSmartGirl: Of the Wolkenritter.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Klarer Wind or Klarwind? It's officially the latter. [[GratuitousGerman Klarer Geheul]] or Klargeheul?
* SquishyWizard: Shamal is the least combat-orientated knight.
** In ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'', where she has the most powerful FinishingMove alongside Precia's, but Shamal's defense is below average, her moveset is not very good and she's a low-tier character, but she's very useful in Time Attack Mode.
* TaremeEyes: Pretty much the nicest Wolkenritter.
* TeamMom
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Signum's tomboy. In ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Mahou Kazoku Lyrical Wolken]]'', Signum is the ''father'' figure while Shamal is the mother figure.
* VillainsOutShopping: She is often seen literally shopping with Hayate. In the manga, it is shown that she spends her free time chatting with the neighborhood wives.
* WaveMotionGun: In ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'', Adult Mode Medical Shamal has the ''Shamal Beam'', a pink massive beam which looks like a Divine Buster. The weapon is... a giant syringe.
* WindIsGreen: Her Knight Clothing, casting circles and even many of her casual clothes are green.
* WomenDrivers: Vita and Signum hear her parking a car. Vita wonders if it's Hayate, but Signum comments on how the driver is having difficulty parking it, and concludes that it's Shamal.
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[[folder:Zafira]]
!!Zafira — Shielding Guardian Beast, Blue Wolf
!!!Voiced by: KazuyaIchijou
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Bit of an oddball -- he's not only TheOneGuy of the Wolkenritter and Hayate's family, he's a NonHumanSidekick. His specialty is said to be a BarrierWarrior. He forms a rivalry and later friendship with Arf.

In ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', Zafira is a member of Hayate's Riot Force 6 and he apparently ends up as something of a big canine babysitter for Vivio, and is only seen in his humanoid form once, in the final panel of Chapter 15. He and Shamal fail to protect the Long Arch from Otto, Deed and the Gadget Drones, but later they recover from their injuries and arrest Otto.

In ''Manga/ViVid'', he trains children in Strike Arts. One of his best pupils, Miura, is set to compete against Vivio in the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. Zafira's pupil ranks very high for a newcomer, being able to defeat the Inter-Middle veteran and one of the tournament favorites, Micaiah Chevelle, and wins against Nanoha's daughter, Vivio,.

In ''[[Manga/NanohaForce Force]]'', Zafira is a member of Hayate's Special Duty Section 6... but he has actually to do something, yet.
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!!!Tropes associated with Zafira:
* {{Animorphism}}: He's able to change between a wolfman and a wolf.
* AscendedExtra: In Zafira's route of ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfAces'', he wins against all four (Dark Piece) Wolkenritter (with Shamal being the only original one), and all three Materials (including extra stages), not to mention that he's the only character who fights all Materials. He has the lowest rank among the Wolkenritter, and later in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'' he's upgraded into an AIBreaker.
* {{Badass}}: He can be either a badass manly man or a badass animal. He's not to be underestimated just because he has no Devices.
* BarrierWarrior
* TheBigGuy: Of the Wolkenritter.
* {{Bishounen}}: You can argue about this. However, in ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfAces'', there is a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bishounen_zafira_9652.jpg CG where he really looks like a Bishounen]].
* BigOlEyebrows: This guy has really thick eyebrows.
* CounterAttack: While everyone in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle Of Aces]]'' has one in melee range, Zafira also has one in ranged mode. Well, later in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', he is not the only one[[note]]Einhard, the Liese Twins[[/note]].
* DarkSkinnedBlond: White-haired variation.
* DemotedToExtra: Loses some of his screentime in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'' but really gets hit hard in the Sound Stages. In the first and second sound stages of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' and ''[=StrikerS=]'' he's either away for most of the story or absent for some reason. On the other hand, in ''Manga/ViVid'' where he's the trainer of Miura [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Rinaldi/Linard]], he appears more frequently and talks more than in his entire screentime on ''[=StrikerS=]''. Still a support character but with a much better treatement.
* DynamicEntry: How he "introduced" himself to Arf. He also tried this to [[spoiler:the Masked Men who were about to kill Vita]], but failed.
* EvilIsHammy: He's a villain in ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'', where he's not only more talkative than usual, but also hammier.
* ExtraOreDinary: ''Hagane no Kubiki'' means ''Steel Yoke'', and the blades are made of magical steal.
* {{Familiar}}: [[InsistentTerminology Insists]] on being called a "Guardian Beast", to which Arf retorts that it makes no difference. However, unlike Familiars, he has no contract and is not dependent on Hayate to exist.
* FriendToAllChildren: Especially pronounced in Sound Stage M4, when he teaches children martial arts, and reveals that he gave rides to Hayate and Nanoha in the past, around the time Hayate was practicing walking and Nanoha was in rehabilitation.
* GentleGiant
* HotbloodedSideburns: Despite what the name implies, he's fairly cool-headed.
* ICanStillFight: In the final battle of ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', he goes out to fight with Vice, despite having been hospitalized for the week since the attack on Riot Force 6.
* AnIcePerson: ''Hagane no Kubiki'' has shades of this.
* InSeriesNickname: Vivio and Lutecia call him Zaffy, as well as the fans.
* LargeHam: For someone [[TheQuietOne who doesn't talk that much]] he's pretty loud in battle and rivals Vita in volume.
* LimitBreak: ''Hagane no Kubiki'' in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 40% basic damage in the second game, that is the weakest Full Drive Burst alongside Yuuno and Arf's.
* LittleBitBeastly: His humanoid form has prominent ''kemonomimi''.
* MegatonPunch: He is able to charge magical energy in his fists to deliver very strong punches.
* MightyGlacier: He has strong attacks and solid defense skills, but he's rather slow.
* NotSoDifferent: He argues that he and Arf serve their respective masters regardless of [[MyMasterRightOrWrong what they're doing is right or wrong]]. Arf is unable to articulate a rebuttal, especially given her role in the first season.
* TheOneGuy: A reason why he didn't go to the bathhouse with the others in the first ''A's'' Sound Stage, because he wouldn't spend time together with them anyway. The other reason was someone had to guard the house.
* PreciousPuppy: His form in the ''A's'' epilogue.
* TheQuietOne: Erio and Caro don't even realize that he ''can'' talk until their second mission. Even Hayate notes that he doesn't speak often. And then there are episodes where he doesn't talk at all.
* RatedMForManly: The manliest good guy in the franchise when he's not in his wolf form.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's not evil though, but he's a beast.
* ScreamingWarrior: Like Vita, he tends to scream everytime he attacks. This is especially blatant in his wolf form, as it seems he can only cast ''Hagane no Kubiki'' with screams, while in his humanoid form he doesn't need to scream.
* ShipTease: Subtle with Arf. She's his DistaffCounterpart, [[http://www.mangareader.net/magical-girl-lyrical-nanoha-strikers/3/17 she feeds him with meat]] in the ''[=StrikerS=]'' manga, and Arf appears in his route in ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfAces''; the only three other routes in which she appears are Nanoha, Fate and Chrono's. In Fate and Chrono's cases, she's a part of their family, in Nanoha's case, she appears alongside with Fate. In Zafira's case, there is no given reason, except maybe this trope.
* SignatureMove: ''Hagane no Kubiki''[[note]]Steel Yoke[[/note]]. It's not only powerful, but also very flexible.
* SpearCounterpart: To Arf, made especially blatant when they fight in their animal forms.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is often written as "Zafila".
* SternTeacher: Has shades of this in his instruction of Miura in ''ViVid'', as he notes she will get quite the talking-to [[spoiler:after she barely wins her first round despite losing most of her life in the opening moves]].
* TheStoic: Possibly even more so than Signum.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:When attacking the masked men after Signum and Shamal have been absorbed]]
* TalkingAnimal: When in wolf form.
* TeamPet: For the Yagami family and for the entire Riot Force 6 because he's always in his wolf form. The only time we see his humanoid form in ''[=StrikerS=]'' was in the last chapter of the supplementary manga, a year ''after'' Riot Force 6 was disbanded. Even his official ID card has his wolf form as its photo.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Fur]]
* WolfMan: Unlike Arf, he prefers going around in this wolf unless he's teaching children martial arts. In ''[=StrikerS=]'' you won't see him in human form at all.
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!!Reinforce
[[folder:Reinforce Eins]]
!!Reinforce Eins — The Will of the Book of Darkness / The Blessed Wind
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SanaeKobayashi
!!!Voiced by: Alexandra Haefelin (Book of Darkness/[=NachtWal=])
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-> "''I'll give you a new name. I won't let people call you 'the Book of Darkness' or the 'Cursed Tome'. I won't let them. All the time, I've thought a perfect name for you. So strong and supportive. The 'Blessed Wind'... blessing us all. 'Reinforce'.''\\
-- '''Hayate'''

Formerly known as the Book of Darkness, and before that, the Book of the Night Sky until the defense program, also known as ''[=NachtWal=]'' (movie only), was corrupted and the book's entire purpose changed. After Hayate is absorbed into the Book of Darkness, she manages to reach out to her, giving her a new name. Reinforce sacrifices herself for Hayate's sake after enabling the Wolkenritter to live on outside of her. Generally believed to be the most powerful character in the franchise (at least in the canon timeline).
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!!!Tropes associated with Reinforce:
* AllYourPowersCombined / PowerCopying: Can use techniques from the mages whose Linker Cores the Book of Darkness absorbed and [[UpToEleven turn them into even bigger versions of the original]]. Demonstrated when she casted [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] at Nanoha and Fate, who promptly fled as far away as they could, because the explosion it created was as almost as large as Uminari City itself.
* AntiVillain: She doesn't want to [[spoiler:kill her masters]] and to destroy worlds.
* ArtEvolution: Justified, as the the art style of the franchise got better during the years. But the most drastic change are her eyes. In the ''A's'' and in the ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Portable continuity]]'', she's portrayed with emotionless eyes with no light reflection. Since ''[=StrikerS=] Sound Stage 3'', she's portrayed with light reflection and more life in her eyes. ''The Movie 2nd A's'' also removes the wings on her head and adds two more small wings on her back.
* AscendedFanon: After fans called her "Eins" to distinguish from Zwei.
** She called herself Eins in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'' when she and Hayate discussed that a second Reinforce will be born. She does this again in a promotion video for the ''The Movie 2nd A's'', and in the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY0fzHSkb2Y Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'' RealTrailerFakeMovie. In the other RealTrailerFakeMovie ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmgzRbZu4M8 Mahou Kazoku Lyrical Wolken]]'', she is also called Eins.
** ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' has [[http://i.imgur.com/8CnfzR5.jpg another instance.]]
** She is frequently called Eins in the DVDCommentary of ''The Movie 2nd A's'' and in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'' drama [=CDs=].
* {{Badass}}: One of the most badass characters in the franchise.
* BerserkerTears: Right after her awakening.
* BigBad: Technically the main "villain" of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''. [[RousseauWasRight Technically.]] But ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide NachtWal]]'' fits this definitely who is also a BiggerBad before its confirmed that [[spoiler: [=NachtWal=] is the cause of the eternal cycle of destruction the Book is best known for.]]
** She's also the president of the villains (including Signum, Vita and Zafira) in ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]''. Amusingly, she's the TokenGoodTeammate.
* BoobsOfSteel: Has a big chest size, and kicks everyone asses. Also, pretty much invulnerable.
* BroughtDownToNormal: The option presented in the PSP games [[spoiler:as she started slowly but surely losing her powers as a consequence of being separated from the defense program and by the time of the [[VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny 2nd game]] she's considerably weaker, still a capable mage but nowhere close to the titanic powerhouse she used to be]].
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:To prevent [=NachtWal=]'s return, Reinforce sacrifices her life, so the cycle of darkness can finally be broken.]]
* CastingAShadow: ''Diabolic Emission'' is city-sized black sphere and ''Schwarze Wirkung'' is an ElementalPunch.
* CatchPhrase: "Yes, my Master"[[note]]Hai, waga Aruji[[/note]] or just "My Master"[[note]]Waga Aruji[[/note]]. She says this so often in the various media, it's basically her CatchPhrase.
* ChainPain: In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', she uses [[http://i.imagebanana.com/img/6bodozhw/reinforcepimpchains.gif Arf's bind.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: At some point in her long existence, she was corrupted for evil purposes and thus has no control over her actions. Before that, she was simply a tool to gather various magical knowledge.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In TheMovie, Reinforce appears briefly two, three times before her actual appearance.
* ElementalPunch: ''[[CastingAShadow Schwarze Wirkung]]''.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: In her route of ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'' [[spoiler: Hayate acts as a Unison Device for her]]!
* EmotionlessGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''A's'', she showed almost no emotion before her HeelFaceTurn, but she still cried. [[AvertedTrope And other adaptations drop her emotionless part completely]].
* {{Expy}}: Silver hair, red eyes with HellishPupils, and black wings. Don't tell this troper you wouldn't think of [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suigintou]].
* ExtremityExtremist: Only uses her hands in melee combat, rarely her feet.
* FacialMarkings: When she's controlled by [=NachtWal=].
* FashionableAsymmetry: One of her stockings is short, the other is long.
* FingerlessGloves: Part of her Knight Clothing.
* FlechetteStorm / ReverseShrapnel: Her ''Blutiger Dolch''/''Bloody Dagger'' spell can be used as both.
* FusionDance: With Hayate.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In ''A's'' episode 13, when she's deleted by Nanoha, Fate and the Wolkenritter and says good bye to Hayate. In TheMovie, she smiles even happier than in the TV version.]]
* GoodAllAlong: She never wanted to harm people by herself. Her whole system was corrupted.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Her melee attacks in ''The Battle Of Aces'' involve... punching people stupid. This was previously seen in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', where she punched through [[spoiler:Nanoha's]] shield. With her bare hands.
* HellishPupils: In the TV series and in TheMovie. In TheMovie, her pupils disappear when [[spoiler:her system is reprogrammed Hayate]].
* HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler:To prevent Hayate's life from being threatened again, and to enable the Wolkenritter to exist outside of the book]].
** Defied in ''The Battle Of Aces'', where, depending on the story path, [[spoiler:Signum, Vita, or Hayate are having none of Reinforce's plan to absorb the Dark Pieces and sacrifice herself. Then again, even if the sacrifice does not take place, Reinforce does not have much time left]].
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler:Asks Nanoha and Fate to seal her away]].
* InSpiteOfANail: In ''The Battle Of Aces'', [[spoiler:realizes that she cannot serve as Hayate's Unison Device forever, and asks Hayate to make a new one. She and Hayate are both aware, although neither says anything to the other, that she will disappear in the relatively near future]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Rein" is actually the nickname of Zwei, but Eins is called this at least on two occasions. In ''[=StrikerS=]'', Vita refers her as the "first Rein". In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', Unison Hayate calls her Rein when they are about to fight [[BigBad U-D]].
* TheJuggernaut: As an enemy, she was completely unstoppable.
* LastNameBasis: In the ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Portable]]'' continuity, she calls Fate by her last name. Probably influenced by Signum.
* TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort: Subverted, as she has no qualms with using external barriers, even for attacks that can't really hurt her.
* LimitBreak: ''Yaten no Ikazuchi'' in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 50% basic damage in the second game, that is above average.
* MadeOfIron: In ''A's'', where Nanoha injures her only a little bit. In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', she provides NoSell.
* MeaningfulReName: Hayate gives her her name to indicate her as one who supports others.
* MightyGlacier: Not fast enough to be a LightningBruiser, way too powerful and resilient to be TheMario.
* MiniDressOfPower: Her Knight Clothing.
* MissionControl: Often serves this role in ''Battle Of Aces''.
* MultiEthnicName: "Reinforce" is an English word and "Eins" is a German number. In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'', she has also Yagami as her last name.
* MysticalWhiteHair: She's the physical incarnation of a powerful WeaponOfMassDestruction.
* NighInvulnerability / NoSell: Reinforce doesn't appear to even notice some of the stuff Nanoha throws at her, and no-sells the rest.
* NotHerself: Played with. It's [=NachtWal=] who controlled her body in the battle, but Reinforce had still her own will and had limited control of herself.
* NumberOfTheBeast: The Book of Darkness has 666 pages.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: {{Subverted|Trope}} with "I'm the happiest magical tome in the world". ''It doesn't matter'' if there are more magical tomes going around or not, [[SincerityMode she said it when she felt the happiest]].
** Well, the Book of the Azure Sky, the Bible of Silver Cross, and the Tome of the Purple Sky exist; the former two being canon.
* PersonOfMassDestruction[=/=]WeaponOfMassDestruction: She fits the trope more than any other character in this show. This lady has killed planets before.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: During her story path in the ''Battle of Aces'' video game, [[spoiler:she becomes Unison Reinforce, i.e., Reinforce with Hayate acting as ''her'' [[FusionDance Unison Device]], giving her all the passive skills in the game]]. It's as broken as it sounds.
* RapunzelHair: Like Signum, she has very long hair.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has blood red eyes.
* RedemptionDemotion: Much less broken on the good team in ''The Battle of Aces'' than when still on team evil.
* SchrodingersCast: Lives in ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable''.
* SeraphWings: In TheMovie, Reinforce has six wings, not four, on her back. The wings on her head are removed there.
* ShockAndAwe: The Book of Darkness has a spell called ''Hakai no Ikazuchi''[[note]]Thunder of Destruction[[/note]], which is cast by Shamal in episode 5. In ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'', Reinforce's FinishingMove is ''Yaten no Ikazuchi''[[note]]Thunder of Night Sky[[/note]].
* SignatureMove: ''Diabolic Emission''. She used it only once, but it is one of her few own spells she used in her battle against Nanoha and Fate. It's also a very unique and memorable spell and the only other mage who used this spell was Hayate.
* SnowMeansDeath: Coincidently, it was after Christmas.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: As [[spoiler:Unison Reinforce]].
* SweaterGirl: In ''[[http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/Liinna/Nanoha/Hayate/1264208642230.png The Battle of Aces.]]''
* TentacleRope: Some of the beast whose Linker Cores were absorbed in the book have tentacles. She uses them on Nanoha and Fate.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
** Uses a city-sized Starlight Breaker to try and kill Nanoha and Fate.
** The extremely '''HUGE''' drill she summons to kill Nanoha in TheMovie.
** During her Full Drive Burst in ''A's Portable'', she uses ''Diabolic Emission'', followed by a ''Yaten no Ikazuchi''.
* ThisIsADrill: In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', she summons a '''gigantic''' drill to kill a bound and helpless Nanoha. Nanoha can't even see it until it penetrates through the rock which is blocking her sight. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Fate slices it with Bardiche Assault's Zanber Form before it could hit Nanoha.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: In ''[[RealTrailerFakeMovie Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal]]'', where she's ironically the president of the villains (Signum, Vita and Zafira). Vita [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] that she lacks evil tension.
* TooManyBelts: In evil mode.
* TooPowerfulToLive
* TsurimeEyes
* UpToEleven: Takes copied spells and makes them even more powerful.
* VocalEvolution: She had a emotionless voice in ''A's'', but in later adaptation her voice has more emotion. Justified, in other adaptations, Reinforce isn't so emotionless anymore.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted. She's technically the main "villain" of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', but she actually is not evil.
* WingedHumanoid: In battle, she has four big wings on her back. Unlike Hayate, Reinforce's wings are really on her back.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She plays it straight, but also inverts this trope by being a woobie ''because'' she's a destroyer of worlds.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:In ''The Battle of Aces'', it's said she doesn't have long to live in spite of having avoided sacrificing herself. This becomes obvious in ''The Gears of Destiny'' where she is {{nerf}}ed.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: [[FashionableAsymmetry On one leg]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Reinforce Zwei]]
!!Reinforce Zwei — The Blessed Wind
!!!Voiced by: Creator/{{Yukana}}
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Hayate's Unison Device, who specializes in ice magic. She was created about two years after the Book of Darkness Incident, but is introduced in [[LastEpisodeNewCharacter the last scene of A's]]. She can fuse with Hayate, Vita or Signum to increase their power. She typically exists as a small flying girl a few inches tall, but can transform into a normal-sized young girl. Commonly known as "Rein". Possibly the only Device that has its own (Storage) Device: her ''Book of the Azure Sky'', created by Hayate and herself.

In ''[=StrikerS=]'', she's a member of Hayate's Riot Force 6 and acts as her right hand alongside Griffith Lowran. However, Reinforce Zwei always enters the battlefield on almost every mission. The other Unison Device, Agito, develops a rivalry with her, but the antagonistic part of it disappears after Agito was adopted into the Yagami family and both becoming sisters.

In ''[=ViVid=]'', she, Hayate and Agito create, after Lutecia Alpine and Einhart Stratos' request, the Hybrid-Intelligent Device ''Asteion'' for the latter, so Einhart can participate in the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. Rein and the rest of the family watch the matches of Zafira's disciple, Miura Rinaldi, who defeats Nanoha and Fate's daughter, Vivio, in this tournament. She later appears in the Infinity Library to help Vivio and the other major Inter-Middle participants there.

In ''Force'', she is a member of Hayate's Special Duty Section 6 and is her right hand again. As a Unison Device, Reinforce Zwei acts as the BigSisterMentor to Lily-Strosek, Thoma Avenir's Reactor Plug.
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!!!Tropes associated with Reinforce Zwei:
* BadassAdorable: You can say that she's a better mage than ''Hayate''. Rein is one of the characters who is ''regularly'' on the battlefield in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* BigSisterMentor: To Lily-Strosek in ''Force''.
* DeadGuyJunior: To Reinforce Eins.
* ElementalEyeColours: She has the [[MonochromaticEyes bluest eyes of the series]], emphasizing the childlike innocence of the character, as well as her magical nature (The first [[ArtificialHuman Unison]] [[PureMagicBeing Device]] created since the days of Ancient Belka) and her [[AnIcePerson affinity to ice]].
* FairyCompanion: Acts like one to Hayate.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Like Eins, one of her stockings is short, the other is long.
* FingerlessGloves: Part of her Knight Clothing.
* FunSize: Usually. Being tiny conserves her magical power, but she can switch to the size of a young child when she needs to do housework.
** Despite her tiny size, other characters ''do'' take her seriously. This is kinda funny to watch.
* FusionDance: With Hayate, Signum and Vita.
* GenkiGirl
* GenreSavvy: "Remember, Thoma. [[FauxAffablyEvil Evil will always approach you with a smile]]." And this was after Thoma receives an extremely friendly message from [[BigBad Curren Hückebein]].
* GratuitousGerman: Some of her spells. She also used to call Hayate with "Meister".
* HairDecorations: She has the same hairclips like Hayate's.
* HealingHands: Demonstrated in the first ''[=StrikerS=]'' episode with Teana.
* HypocriticalHumor: After Shamal points out that, like Vivio and Subaru, she once went from crying to smiling in a matter of minutes, Rein insists "[[ThirdPersonPerson Rein]] was an adult from the very beginning!"
* IAmNotLeftHanded: There is a reason why she's always on the battlefield in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* AnIcePerson: She seems to be specialized in ice magic.
* IdiotHair: Fitting for her childlike innocent character in contrast to Eins.
* InSeriesNickname: Most people call her "Rein".
* KillerRabbit: Reinforce Zwei looks even less intimidating than the [[BadassAdorable rest of the cast]], but she can definitely hold her own, even without Hayate.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Her first appearance is in the closing scene of the DistantFinale of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
* LightIsGood: Her magic color is white like Hayate's.
* MultiEthnicName: "Reinforce" is an English word and "Zwei" is a German number.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Gradually becoming this, as she's 14 in Force, but looks the same as she always did.
* TheRival: To [[PlayingWithFire Agito]].
* RapunzelHair: She has identical hair to Reinforce Eins, who has very long hair (but no IdiotHair).
* TaremeEyes: In contrast to her adult and dark counterpart Eins.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Distinguishing her from OlderThanTheyLook characters like Vita.
* VerbalTic: "Desu~"
* VocalEvolution: Justified, Rein had only a single line[[note]]Yes, Meister Hayate[[/note]] in ''A's''. Since ''[=StrikerS=]'', her voice is very high-pitched.
* WalkingSpoiler: When you consider that "Zwei" is German for "2", you have to wonder what happened to the first one.
* WeakButSkilled: She's not nearly as strong as Reinforce Eins or Hayate, but Reinforce Zwei is still a more competent mage than Hayate and is completely independent from her, while Hayate ''is'' dependent from anyone.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[=NachtWal=]]]
!![=NachtWal=] / The Automatic Defense Program / The Darkness of the Book of Darkness
!!!Voiced by: Alexandra Haefelin, Creator/SanaeKobayashi (the humanoid part)
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-> "''The program that gave the Tome of the Night Sky the name 'Cursed Book of Darkness'. [=NachtWal=]'s infective destructive form... The '''Darkness''' of the Book of Darkness.''"\\
-- '''Hayate''', ''The Movie 2nd A's''

The Automatic Defense Program is a part of the Book of Darkness whose programming was corrupted under undisclosed circumstances a long time ago. Said corruption is the cause of the eternal cycle of destruction the Book is best known for, therefore the Defense Program is the main antagonist of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' and ''The Movie 2nd A's'' and the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide antithesis]] to Reinforce. It's also referred as the Darkness of the Book of Darkness and [=NachtWal=].

Hayate reprograms the system of the Book of Darkness and seperates the Defense Program completely from the Book, so [=NachtWal=] can be destroyed without killing Book itself.
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!!!Tropes associated with [=NachtWal=]:
* AdaptationalBadass: Subverted. TheMovie version of [=NachtWal=] ''does'' fight back, but it can do nothing against its enemies.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Since [[spoiler:Graham and his {{Familiar}}s]] are AdaptedOut in TheMovie, [=NachtWal=] is portrayed as an even more evil entity than it already was. [=NachtWal=] kills the Wolkenritter and [[BreakTheCutie breaks Hayate]] to complete the Book of Darkness. TheMovie blames everything on the Defense Program.
* AIIsACrapshoot: It's the corrupted part of the Book of Darkness and caused the cycle of destruction. Also, thanks to AdaptationalVillainy, [=NachtWal=] suddenly decides to sacrifice the Wolkenritter for the Book's completion, even when Hayate orders it not to do it.
* ArtEvolution: An understatement. The TV and movie versions of the EldritchAbomination look very different.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: An extremely large EldritchAbomination.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Played with. It looks like this trope, but there are a few shots where the humanoid part has nipples.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: In the movie version, the humanoid part of the EldritchAbomination has black or dark blue eyes.
* BigBad: It caused every tragedy involving the Book of Darkness, it's corrupted and evil and is the FinalBoss.
* BiggerBad: It's mentioned in the very end of the series that [=NachtWal=] is the cause of the Book's history of destruction.
* BoundAndGagged: By Yuuno and Arf in the beginning of the FinalBattle. Also nailed by Zafira.
* BreakTheCutie: To Hayate in TheMovie.
* CompositeCharacter: In TheMovie, [=NachtWal=] also takes the role of [[spoiler:Graham and the Liese twins]] who are AdaptedOut.
* ConspicuousCG: The movie version of it is entirely made of CG.
* CurbStompBattle: [=NachtWal=] has no chance against the heroes and the Wolkenritter.
* DarkIsEvil: It's referred as the Darkness of the Book of Darkness. It's the reason why the Book was so messed up.
* DeaderThanDead: [=NachtWal=] is destroyed by TSAB and the Yagami family, but [[spoiler:to prevent its regeneration, Reinforce sacrifices her life]].
* DeflectorShield:
** In TheMovie, [=NachtWal=] protects Vita from Nanoha's ''Divine Buster Extension'' with a barrier, and later protects itself from Zafira's MegatonPunch.
** In the FinalBattle, it's protected by several barriers and shields. All of them get eventually broken.
* DevourTheDragon: In TheMovie, it's [=NachtWal=] who drained the Linker Cores of the Wolkenritter to complete the Book of Darkness and then killed them.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Pretty much the description of the FinalBattle.
* DumbMuscle: The result of being seperated from the Book of Darkness.
* EldritchAbomination: After being separated from the Book of Darkness, it's embodied as a mix of all creatures whose Linker Cores were absorbed. The result looks ugly.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The result of its regenration has eyes everywhere.
* EnemyWithout: To Reinforce, after [=NachtWal=] is separated from the Book.
* EvilSoundsDeep: In TheMovie, the humanoid part has a really deep voice and sounds and growls like an animal, a big contrast to it's TV counterpart.
* FacialMarkings: When controlling Hayate's/Reinforce's body. The humanoid part of the EldritchAbomination has also red markings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Especially in TheMovie, where it's polite to Hayate even while killing the Wolkenritter in front of her.
* FrickinLaserBeams: In the TV version, it has no chance to use them. In the movie version, it fires them, but they are not much of a help.
* FromASingleCell:
** [=NachtWal=] was responsible that the Book of Darkness always regenerated herself after every destruction.
** It can regenerate from its Linker Core rapidly. It looks even uglier than it's "centaur" form.
** Even when it's completely destroyed, as long its origin exists, [=NachtWal=] will regenerate out of nowhere.
* GameFace: In TheMovie, when it recovers from Unison Hayate's ''[[TakenForGranite Mistilsteinn]]'', the humanoid part looks even more monstrously than before.
* GodivaHair: In TheMovie, the humanoid part of the EldritchAbomination has GodivaHair.
* GorgeousGorgon: In TheMovie, [=NachtWal=] is genuine horror. It takes the form of several black snakes that cover the Book of Darkness completely.
* MeaningfulName:
** The Automatic Defense Program is called Darkness of the Book of Darkness because it's the Book's entire evilness.
** [=NachtWal=] is German for [=NightWhale=]. The "Wal" part can be a [[PunnyName pun]] to the German word "Wall" which means "wall". However, the A in "Wal" is definitely pronounced longly, so it's rather unlikely that it's supposed to be "Wall".
* MessyHair: In the TV version, the humanoid part has long, messy hair. In the movie version, it has straight hair.
* MightyGlacier: The EldritchAbomination is '''really''' slow, making it a very easy target.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: TheMovie gives the Automatic Defense Program aka the Darkness of the Book of Darkness the name "[=NachtWal=]".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: One of its name is "The Darkness of the Book of Darkness".
* NotQuiteDead: Even after it's destruction, there is still the chance that it will regenerate after a short time as long as Reinforce exists. The solution: [[spoiler:Reinforce must die]].
* OneWayVisor: In TheMovie, the humanoid part of the EldritchAbomination has a red and blue visor that hides its eyes. It eventually loses the visor.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: In the end of both versions, [=NachtWal=] takes the form of a very gross looking, gigantic centaur beast. On top of the beast is the upperbody of a female humanoid.
* PowerFist [[EvilWeapon of Evil]]: In the movie adaptation, Reinforce uses [=NachWal=] as a gauntlet-like weapon.
* PurpleIsPowerful: In the TV version, the EldritchAbomination is mainly purple colored.
* RapunzelHair: In TheMovie, where the humanoid part of the EldritchAbomination has very long hair.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In the TV version, the humanoid part of the EldritchAbomination has red eyes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [=NachtWal=]'s name is written like this in the official English subtitles and in other official materials, like the OST tracklist or the DVD/Blu-ray chapters.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Automatic Defense System is Reinforce's corrupted part which killed her previous masters. It also takes control of Hayate's/Reinforce's body during the battle against Nanoha and Fate.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: It gets smashed by a gigantic hammer bigger than itself, burned by an detonating arrow, sliced by a {{BFS}}, [[TakenForGranite petrified]], [[KillItWithIce frozen]], the body obliterated by a ''[[WaveMotionGun Trip]][[WaveMotionSword le Bre]][[WaveMotionGun aker]]'', its Linker Core is teleported to space and destroyed by an even bigger WaveMotionGun. And finally, [[spoiler:Reinforce does a HeroicSacrifice to prevent its return forever]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: In the TV version, the humanoid part sounds like Reinforce, but its voice echoes.
* WalkingSpoiler: The fact that it's Reinforce SuperpoweredEvilSide that caused all the deaths involving the Book of Darkness is a big spoiler. It's fate is also a spoiler.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: In the TV version, the humanoid part of the EldritchAbomination has white hair like Reinforce. In the movie version, the hair is dark brown.
[[/folder]]

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!TSAB members
[[folder:Liesearia and Lieselotte]]
!! Liesearia ("Aria") and Lieselotte ("Lotte")
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AsukaTanii (Aria), Creator/MiyuMatsuki (Lotte), [[spoiler:Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (Masked Men)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-From left to right: Lieselotte and Liesearia. -] ]]

The twin {{catgirl}} {{familiar}}s of Admiral Gil Graham, who are better known as [[NameOrderConfusion Aria Liese and Lotte Liese]] in the fandom. They usually go with their shortened names, '''Aria''' and '''Lotte'''. Served as Chrono's magic and martial arts teachers. They turn out to be the mysterious masked men who aid the Wolkenritter, and are working to help them complete the Book of Darkness so they can seal it away as part of Graham's plan.
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!!!Tropes associated with Aria and Lotte:
* AdaptedOut: They don't appear in the movie adaptation. [[spoiler: JustifiedTrope, as the movie is supposed to be [[RecursiveCanon an in-universe adaptation of the anime's events]], and details about their role in said events [[TreacheryCoverUp were classified.]]]]
* {{Badass}}: Both of them are probably the strongest characters after Reinforce in this season, being able to [[spoiler:kill all four Wolkenritter and to trap Nanoha and Fate]].
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Responsible for doing this to Hayate]] in the TV version.
* BrokenPedestal: For Chrono.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Lotte can tell that Yuuno's a ferret, and being a {{Catgirl}}, asks if she can eat him. It's somewhat ambiguous what she means by that (consider [[MarshmallowHell how]] she [[CoveredInKisses treated]] Chrono) and either way she was kidding. Probably.
* {{Catgirl}}s: Both were originally cats and can transform into cats.
* CatsAreMean: Lotte like's teasing Chrono and playfully threatening to eat Yuuno, [[spoiler:and both of them get quite a bit meaner when [[BreakTheCutie trying to break Hayate]].]]
* CostumeCopycat: They transform into [[spoiler:Nanoha (Aria) and Fate (Lotte) when they finish off Vita as Hayate watches]].
* CreepyMonotone: [[spoiler:As the Masked Men who have quite and nearly emotionless voices. And they sound creepy.]]
* CreepyTwins: [[spoiler:As the Masked Men.]]
* CurbStompBattle: They easily trap [[spoiler:Signum, Vita, Shamal, Nanoha and Fate in binds and then absorb the Linker Cores of the three knights]]. When [[spoiler:Zafira]] appears, Aria justs defeats [[spoiler:him]] as well.
* DeathDealer: The Devices they use [[spoiler:as the Wolkenritter's {{Mysterious Protector}}s]] resemble a deck of playing cards. Aria is the only one who uses the cards in combat.
* DynamicEntry: Lotte performs this on [[spoiler:Chrono when he is about to arrest Shamal, then on Fate, after she attacks Aria]].
* EasilyForgiven: By Nanoha, Fate and Hayate. By Chrono it's not sure, but the Wolkenritter, especially Vita, do not.
* ExtremityExtremist: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', all of their close ranged attacks are only kicks.
* {{Familiar}}s: To Gil Graham.
* FirstNameBasis: Prefer being called by their first name when addressed individually and "[[LastNameBasis Liese]]" when addressed as a pair.
** Except that Liese isn't actually their surname, and Aria and Lotte are just nicknames.
* GenkiGirl: Lotte.
* HotBlooded: Lotte, especially in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', where she starts many battles against her own comrades for personal reasons or because of misunderstandings. Though, Aria is not ''that'' better.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Lotte is able to impale her enemies with her hand, but it's not actually a lethal attack, as it only goes through the body without injuring it. [[spoiler:She does this to Fate to take her Linker Core.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Their actual names are Liesearia and Lieselotte. Aria and Lotte are shortened versions of their names, but most fans assume, "Liese" is their surname. Together they are just called "Liese/Lise" by other characters.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Perhaps a more troubling example is the Graham's accomplices, the twins themselves, who, in order to activate the Book Of Darkness, absorb Shamal and Signum's Linker Cores, beat up Zafira to do the same to him, and then finish off Vita in front of Hayate while disguised as Nanoha and Fate. While all the people in question get better, ''no one'' brings up what happened or proposes any punishment for the responsible parties.]]
* KickChick: Lotte. In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', both of them use only kicks in close range combat.
* {{Jerkass}}: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', Lotte acts a bit of a jerk towards the Yagami family. This causes a lot of trouble during the story and Aria has always to go in between the fights.
* LastNameBasis: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', they call Hayate always by her family name, Yagami, without any suffix.
* LongHairIsFeminine: The more feminine Aria has much longer hair than her tomboy sister Lotte.
* LimitBreak: ''Mirage Assault'' in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', which deals 45% basic damage, that is average.
* MarshmallowHell: Lotte inflicts this on Chrono twice in the span of 20 seconds, and then pretty much pounces on him. When Chrono resurfaces, he's CoveredInKisses.
--> '''Lotte:''' "That was yummy!"
* MaskPower: [[spoiler:They wear masks while serving as the Wolkenritter's [[MysteriousProtector Mysterious Protectors]] and are two of the strongest fighters in the season]].
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler: Willing to help Graham carry out his plan, and seem to have fewer reservations about it than he does]].
* MysteriousProtector: [[spoiler:They initially seem to be the Wolkenritter's allies, but are actually using them to complete the Book of Darkness]].
* NameOrderConfusion: Most fans assume that Liese is their surname and their names are written in eastern order, which is untrue. Their right names are [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Liesearia and Lieselotte]], and Aria and Lotte as well as Liese are just their nicknames.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:After Chrono both disables and unmasks them, with a spell that neither of them taught him.]]
* ShutUpKirk: [[spoiler:When Chrono tells them that their plan is illegal, Lotte angrily insists that innocent people, including Chrono's father, have died because attempts to stop the Book of Darkness have been constrained by the law. Graham, who has accepted that Chrono has thwarted his plan, cuts her off]].
* OnlyOneName: Many fans assume that Liese is their surname, which is untrue since the names Liesearia and Lieselotte are written together in Japanese. In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', only the first names of all characters are written in the speech box[[note]]Mariel's nickname "Mari" is used instead[[/note]], including their real names, Liesearia and Lieselotte.
* TheReliableOne: Aria is much more professional than Lotte and separates her personal problems from her job. In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', she's one who ends most the unnecessary fights that are caused by Lotte.
* SiblingTeam: They fight in pairs, but they also appear alone and still competent. In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', they only appear together and you can switch between them during the battle. However, in the Story Mode, only Lotte's character model is shown (excluding their CGI appearance), despite Aria is always with her. And when the twins are attacked by a [[FinishingMove Full Drive Burst]], it's always Aria's character model who takes the attack.
* SiblingYinYang: The hyperactive and playful Lotte is Chrono's physical combat instructor, while the more reserved Aria is the magical instructor.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Liese, Lise or Lieze?
* TakingTheHeat: [[spoiler:Claim that the plan was entirely their idea until Graham points out that Chrono knows otherwise]].
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomboy Lotte and Girly Girl Aria]]
* WalkingSpoiler: The play a major part in ''A's'', but that part is a spoiler.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:They support Graham's plan to seal Hayate with the Book of Darkness away, but their methods look really vicious. Is the BreakTheCutie moment really necessary?]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Both of them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gil Graham]]
!!Gil Graham
!!!Voiced by: Katsumi Chou
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An admiral of the TSAB, who helps support Hayate. It turns out he planned for her to awaken the Book of Darkness and seal her away with it. His plan doesn't work out, and he resigns after the incident is over.
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!!!Tropes associated with Gil Graham:
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the movie adaptation. JustifiedTrope, as the movie is supposed to be [[RecursiveCanon an in-universe adaptation of the anime's events]], and details about his role in said events [[TreacheryCoverUp were classified.]]
* AnonymousBenefactor: Admiral Graham turns out to be Hayate's "[[HonoraryUncle uncle]]", who provides her with money.
* AlliterativeName
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Type III; he's committed to stopping the Book of Darkness once and for all, and sees sealing its innocent young master away for eternity as an acceptable price to pay, even if he's not happy to do so.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Ironically, [[spoiler:his beard became thicker after he left the TSAB and lives peacefully with his familiars]].
* BrokenPedestal: For Chrono.
* CoolOldGuy
* CovertPervert: He doesn't display it, but most characters who have familiars have only one, and there's little to no sexual subtext. Graham has a pair of horny catgirl twins. You do the math.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:He believes that making Hayate happy until she has to be sealed away is the least he can do for her, although he also concedes that's a hypocritical gesture. He also doesn't seem to care for Lotte bringing up Chrono's father when saying that a lot of people died due to the TSAB being bound by the law in the fight against the Book of Darkness]].
* EvilBrit: He's from England and [[spoiler:he turns out to be the man who tries to seal Hayate away, but with good intentions.]]
* TheHeavy
* HonoraryUncle: Hayate calls him "Graham-oji-san".
* {{Hypocrite}}: By his own admission, [[spoiler:providing Hayate financial support so she could be happy before she had to be sealed away]].
* IllegalGuardian: Supports Hayate [[spoiler:so she will be happy in the time she has left.]]
* JuniorCounterpart: Nanoha is this to him. His backstory is very similar to Nanoha'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.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]] decides to kill Nanoha and trap Hayate and Fate in [[LotusEaterMachine eternal dreams]]. The one responsible for setting up the whole thing turns out to be Graham. His person's fate at the end? Retiring back in his home country of England, Earth, with his two familiars to keep him company. He thought it was [[IDidWhatIHadToDo the only way]] to get rid of the [[ClingyMacGuffin Book of Darkness]] once and for all. It took Nanoha's over-powered ten-member party, ''which included the current master of the book'' plus the [[WaveMotionGun Arc-en-Ciel]] to [[strike:finally destroy]] temporarily regain control of it.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:After Chrono catches him, he realizes he can no longer proceed with his plan, and tells Chrono to do what he wants with Durandal.]]
* LastNameBasis: Everyone calls him by his last name, Graham.
* MyGreatestFailure: Blames himself for Clyde Harlaown's death.
* ThePlan: [[spoiler:Graham, after discovering Hayate is the master of the Book of Darkness, plans to activate it on a world nominally beyond TSAB control and then seal her away by freezing her so that the Book cannot reincarnate elsewhere]]. He probably didn't count on his plan not working, or that a bunch of overpowered 9-year olds could destroy the defense program at the root of the problem.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The closest thing Fate has to a probation officer, and he puts no restrictions on her actions so long as she does not betray her friends or those who believe in her.
* SadisticChoice: This guy had to make really hard decisions in his life.
** Destroying the Book of Darkness together with Clyde who requested him for that or saving his life, but risking the Book of Darkness running away. He took the former and he still feels it.
** [[spoiler:Sealing the innocent mistress of the Book of Darkness away, killing her or just overlook it. He thought sealing is the least crucial fate for her.]]
* TraitorShot: The camera lingers on his face after his introductory scene, showing that he's slightly disturbed by the revelation that Chrono is handling the Book of Darkness case. This is the first hint that he's hiding something.
* TreacheryCoverUp: [[spoiler:Admiral Graham's plan to seal the Book of Darkness away with Hayate is largely overlooked outside of the upper echelons of the TSAB, and he [[KarmaHoudini merely resigns]], only being officially accused of breaking into Bureau systems and interfering with the investigation.]]
* TreacherousAdvisor: To Chrono, who investigates the Book of Darkness Incident.
* WalkingSpoiler: There is a reason, why many his tropes are spoilered.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:His plan to seal Hayate with the Book of Darkness away is for the greater good, but his actions are illegal and are ethically doubted. And he's aware of it.]]
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[[folder:Letty Lowran]]
!!Letty Lowran
!!!Voiced by: Naoko Suzuki (''A's''); Creator/SayakaOhara (''The Movie 2nd A's'')
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Another admiral in the TSAB and a long-time friend of Lindy. Her son, Griffith, later becomes the right hand of Hayate Yagami in Riot Force 6.
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!!!Tropes associated with Letty Lowran:
* AlliterativeName: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Depending on how it's spelled]].
* FacialMarkings: Four purple markings on her forehead, in exactly the same pattern as Lindy's green markings.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Drinks entire bottles of wine at the cherry blossom viewing festival.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lindy.
* LemonWackyHello: Calls out to the "Wolkenritter" in front of Dr. Ishida, who is not aware who they are.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears glasses and her son, too.
* NaughtyByNight: Reasonably professional and serious at work, but drinks as much as she likes when she's off.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Letty/Leti and Lowran/Roland/Loulan.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her son, Griffith, who becomes one of Hayate's subordinates. Their hairs have the same color and have similar bangs, and they borh wear glasses. Griffith lacks her forehead mark, though.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Her son got this, too.
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[[folder:Mariel Atenza]]
!!Mariel Atenza
!!!Voiced by: Kayo Sakata
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Mariel Atenza, commonly referred to as Mary, is the head of the precision engineering section of the TSAB Main Branch Engineering Division, who appears briefly in A's and ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'' and is mentioned in ''Manga/ViVid''. In ''[[Manga/NanohaForce Force]]'', she's a member of Special Duty 6 and the technical advisor.
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!!!Tropes associated with Mariel Atenza:
* AscendedExtra: She only had a few cameos in ''A's'', but she replaces Amy in the Device scenes of ''The Movie 2nd A's''.
* BigWhat: Her reaction to Vivio [[HasTwoMommies having two mommies]].
* TheEngineer: Mariel is responsible for the maintenance of Nanoha and Fate's Devices, as well as for performing medical checkups on the Combat Cyborgs Subaru Nakajima and Ginga Nakajima, and later for the other Nakajima sisters. She is the one who created Hayate's ''Schwerzkreuz'' and constructed Vivio Takamachi's Device, Sacred Heart.
* TheMedic: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', she claims to be a "doctor" for robots and cyborgs when [[spoiler:Kyrie]] tells Shamal that a doctor can't help her if she's damaged. She actually is a "doctor" for the Combat Cyborgs in the main continuity.
* {{Meganekko}}[=/=]SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Not surprising for a technican.
* SenpaiKohai: The Kohai to Amy Limietta, and the Senpai to Shario Finieno.
* VehicularThemeNaming: After [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda6 Mazda Atenza]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: The first of four characters ([[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Verossa Acous]], [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid Einhart Stratos and Hegemon Claus G.S. Ingvalt]]) to have green hair.

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[[folder:Clyde Harlaown]]
!!Clyde Harlaown
!!!Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata
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The deceased father of Chrono and husband of Admiral Lindy. Admiral Clyde Harlaown was involved in a previous incident with Book of Darkness which took control of his spaceship when his team was about to seal it away. After the stuff was evacuated, Clyde sacrificed his life to keep the Book inside the ship which is blown up by the Arc-en-ciel fired by Gil Graham. This event drove his three-year old son to become a strong person and it burdened Graham and the Liese twins very deeply.
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!!!Tropes associated with Clyde Harlaown:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: This is not surprising as he died very young at the age of 25, and Chrono was only three years old.
* AncestralWeapon: The origin of his death was rewritten in TheMovie and he became the original owner of Durandal which is given to Chrono by Lindy due to the exclusion of Graham and the Liese twins.
* BadassBaritone: Which is not surprising, considering [[Creator/JojiNakata who voiced]] him.
* DeathByOriginStory: The only flashbacks about him show how he died. His death heavily influenced Chrono, who grew up to become strong, and Graham, whose life goal is to stop the Book of Darkness.
* HairColorDissonance: His hair color is either black or blue.
* HeroicSacrifice: He sacrificed his life to keep the Book of Darkness inside his spaceship, so it can be destroyed by the Ar-en-ciel. This story is rewritten in TheMovie, where he was just a victim of the Book of Darkness and the ship exploded.
* InSeriesNickname: Everyone calls her "Mari". The speech box in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'' credit her just with her nickname, despite even the Liese twins' real names are credited in the speech box.
* PosthumousCharacter: He died eleven years ago before the events of the first and second season.
* ShounenHair: His hair is messier than Chrono's straight hair.
* SparedByAdaptation: In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'', but he still has to appear, yet.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Chrono looks very similar to him, just with straight and darker hair.
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!Other

[[folder:Sachie Ishida]]
!!Sachie Ishida
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KumiSakuma
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Sachie Ishida is the doctor who treats Hayate Yagami in ''A's''. She works at Uminari City University Hospital and is in charge of neurology. She is a kind but strict person and is very concerned for Hayate's well-being. Despite Hayate's ailment being magical in nature and beyond her efforts to cure, she never gives up.
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!!!Tropes associated with Sachie Ishida:
* {{Determinator}}: Despite Hayate's hopeless situation, she never give up to find a way to heal her.
* HospitalHottie
* {{Muggle}}: She's unaware of the existence of magic, of the curse of the Book of Darkness and of the true nature of the Wolkenritter.
* OnlyOneName: In ''A's'', she was just credited as "Doctor Ishida". Her full name is revealed in the movie.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In the last episodes when she lectures Signum and Shamal, Vita notes that Dr. Ishida is a strict doctor, even Fate, who just sees her for the first time, finds her scary. But she's a very kind person and offered Hayate to eat cake together on Hayate's birthday, and Hayate likes her because of her kindness.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's either blue or dark purple.
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