[[Characters/LyricalNanoha Main Character Index]] | ''[[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' | ''[[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' | ''[[Characters/StrikersSoundStageX StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' | ''[[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'' | ''[[Characters/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' | ''[[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]''

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

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!Main Characters
[[folder:Nanoha Takamachi]]
!!Nanoha Takamachi — Ace of Aces, Ace of the Sky
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukariTamura in Japanese, Creator/CristinaValenzuela in English
!!!Voiced by: Donna Burke (Raising Heart)
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-> ''"I'm fine with being a devil... I'll just use my hellish tools to get you to listen!"''\\
-- ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs, episode 9''

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

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

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

Now, Nanoha's life as a mother as depicted in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' are interrupted by the rise of the [[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce the Eclipse Virus]]. She joins Hayate's new task force, Special Duty Section 6, dons a new weapon called the Fortress to combat the AntiMagic threat, and ends up saving [[TheHero Thoma]] from [[BlessedWithSuck his own power]] and subsequently becoming his group's trainer.
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!!!Tropes befriended by Nanoha:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: To Vivio, with whom she has a mere 13-year age gap. This has led to a few jokes about how Nanoha's parents would react.
* TheAce: She's the TSAB's best combat instructor, and also their best aerial mage. She's known in the bureau as the "Ace of Aces."
* ActionMom: To Vivio.
* AllLovingHero: She's very self sacrificing and will do whatever it takes to save anybody she can. She also accepts people for what they are, regardless of how they were born, and she always sees the inherent good within people.
* AloneInACrowd: The manga of TheMovie incarnation, before becoming a MagicalGirl. She wonders... what's ''wrong?'' She has friends. She has family who love her. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_movie_1st_the_comics/c001/18.html Why]]... does it [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_movie_1st_the_comics/c001/19.html HURT?]] What is it, out there, that she wants?
** Actually, the anime version has this but in a much smaller way; Before becoming a MagicalGirl, Nanoha reflects that she feels like a bit of a third wheel in her family because her mother and father have each other and her two older siblings likewise spend a lot of time together.
* {{Angst}}: See the above. Notable in that this is only present in the movie manga, otherwise Nanoha doesn't have any angst.
* AscendedExtra / BreakoutCharacter: Formerly a very minor character from ''TriangleHeart3''. She's now one of the most recognizable MagicalGirl characters in anime.
* AttackDrone:
** Blaster Bits.
** Raising Heart herself in ''Force''.
* AxCrazy: Not her. [[EmpathicWeapon Raising Heart]]! Being [[AbridgedSeries what they are]], the official manga omakes portray Raising Heart as completely bonkers over StuffBlowingUp. Unfortuantely, Nanoha has somehow acquired the reputation of her [[InUniverseNickname Satanic Device]].
* {{Badass}}: Probably the most badass MagicalGirl ever.
** AdaptationalBadass: Nanoha was originally just a normal little girl in ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', [[BewareTheNiceOnes who scared middle/high school girls]]. In ''Lyrical Nanoha'', she's a badass MagicalGirlWarrior who [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends people with]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill superior]] [[WaveMotionGun firepower]]. The movie adaptations make her even more badass! In her first movie battle, she obliterate three monsters down at once with one attack. (she didn't learn ''Divine Buster'' until episode 3). Her ''Starlight Breaker'' can nuke a city now and her ''A.C.S. Driver'' can smash Reinforce through several rocks!
** BadassAdorable: Nanoha just has a certain high-energy ''joie de vivre'' to match her high-energy weaponry.
** BadassBoast: She delivers this line to Subaru before they set off to battle.
--> "The Nanoha you've always admired is an invincible ace who will not lose to anybody."
* BadassLongCoat: In ''Force'', but she doesn't wear it often.
** BadassTeacher: As of ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', her primary role is a combat instructor rather than a front line combatant. It doesn't mean that she's gotten any less awesome; quite the opposite.
*** Even Raising Heart applies to be one. In Nanoha's early carreer, she teached Nanoha how to fight and some other stuff (especially in the movie), and she has also teached Vivio and Sacred Heart.
** HandicappedBadass: In ''ViVid'', where she's still recovering from Raising Heart Exelion's Blaster Mode.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: In the "White Devil" training incident against Teana. Her hand did bleed a little, but then again it was a magical energy blade and she was ''holding Teana in midair by it''... with her ''weak'' hand.
* BeamSpam: Her Divine Shooter, Axel Shooter, Sacred Cluser and Shooting Star Assault attacks. Taken UpToEleven, with the [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Spam]] that ends the final fight in ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Both done to and done to her by Teana.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a polite and very friendly individual. However, get on her bad side and she will show you no mercy. [[WaveMotionGun Quattro found this out the hard way.]]
** The manga omakes take this UpToEleven, with a rumor in the TSAB that states if a person gets on Nanoha's bad side, he or she is basically forfeiting his or her life.
* {{BFG}}: An ordinary magical girl's usual equipment is a cute little magic wand. Nanoha uses a staff that can fire WaveMotionGun level blasts of magic. Played straight during ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', where she wields an actual BFG in the form of the Strike Cannon, a component of the [[UpToEleven even larger Fortress System.]]
* BloodKnight: Though greatly exaggerated by the fandom, Nanoha ''really loves'' fighting as a magical girl. Good thing she's also incredibly kindhearted. Signum is even more of a BloodKnight than her, so when these two clash, results aren't pretty.
* BoomStick: Raising Heart, which is later upgraded to Raising Heart Exelion.
* BridalCarry: Does this to Fate after defeating her in the original series (In the light novel, ''Nanoha'' loses and gets carried), and in a ''Manga/ViVid'' side chapter, does this to Vita, who fell asleep in her car.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her Blaster System.
* CatchPhrase:
** In the first season, she uses "Lyrical Magical", but this is dropped altogether in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
** In ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', she uses "Zenryoku Zenkai" ("maximum power"). [[StuffBlowingUp Appropriately enough]], this is a homophone for "total annihilation".
** Raising Heart has its own catchphrase: "Standby, ready".
* ChekhovsSkill: Wide Area Search, which played a minor part in one season but reappeared in a big way in another one.
* CodeName: [=StarS 1=] in Riot Force 6, and Aggressor 1 in Special Duty Section 6.
* CurbStompBattle: As the Ace of Aces, Nanoha lives so far down the superhuman side of the magic power ladder, that any attempt to fight her as a relatively normal (by Mid-Childan standards) combat mage end up in this. Granted, Fate defeats her relatively easily in their first two encounters, owing to Nanoha's lack of experience of fighting fellow human mages. But come ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', she defeats Dieci in passing, and ''Manga/ViVid'', she takes down [[spoiler:Einhart]] with ease (even though she cannot completely knock her out). In ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', she takes down the entire Grendel family with a single shot during their escape attempt--after it took the younger protagonists several chapters to apprehend them in the first place.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Blaster Mode [[CastFromHP does damage to herself and her device while she uses it]].
* DavidVersusGoliath: Several times. Fate: More experienced. Reinforce: More powerful. [[spoiler:Vivio]]: More powerful. [[spoiler:Thoma]]: ... Yeah.
* '''DefeatMeansFriendship''': [[NeverLiveItDown Less frequently]] than MemeticMutation would have you think. However, antagonists ''do'' tend to [[HeelFaceTurn join her side]], whether or not they were defeated in one-on-one combat or even if friendship was the intent in the first place.
** In the backstory, she became friends with Alisa and Suzuka after she hit Alisa for bullying Suzuka.
** She and Fate become [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship best friends]] after she defeats Fate in TheOriginalSeries.
** In A's there is a downplayed version. She fights Vita a number of times but the Iron Hammer Knight doesn't become her ally until the series is over. It happens during the TimeSkip. It's noteworthy that she never defeated Vita nor she hit her directly during the Book of Darkness Incident.
** After shooting down Teana during a training match, their relationship has become closer and Teana respects her much more.
** In ''[=StrikerS=]'', several of the Numbers join the TSAB or Saint Church after Riot Force 6 foils their plan but averted with Quattro who remains extremely loyal to Jail Scaglietti.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: At the age of nine, which seems to be somewhat common in the Nanoha verse.
* {{Determinator}}: Nanoha ''never'' gives up.
** To illustrate with a point starting in the very first series: we find out that after Nanoha starts taking her job as a MagicalGirl seriously, she has Raising Heart [[TrainingFromHell run training simulations in her mind every moment, sleeping or awake]]. This is not a default function of Raising Heart. This is something she asked it to do because apparently that's how she handles challenges.
** A better example would be when she managed to recover from injuries doctors stated would end her career as a mage and possibly cripple her for life.
** Or when she cast Starlight Breaker despite having ''a hand stuck through her chest.''
** Raising Heart herself. Guess who is the one to aks Nanoha to use Starlight Breaker after Vita crushed them? And guess who asked for the Cartridge System?
* TheDreaded: Not as much as Hayate, but some people really fear the "Ace of Aces". Teana and Subaru are still afraid from her if they disobey orders ever again. Those two even admit that they are feared themselves by other people because they are trained by Nanoha, and that people are [[MistakenForBadass terrified of Yuuno]] when they just learn that he trained her.
* DungeonBypass:
** Uses her Devine Buster to blows through half the Cradle from the inside to get Quattro in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]''.
** And in ''[[Manga/NanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' she uses her protective shield to go through a bunch of empty buildings FlyingBrick style as a shortcut during an aerial race.
* EnergyAbsorption: Her ''Starlight Breaker'' works by absorbing the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield and firing it in a massive beam. This makes it [[SimpleYetAwesome both deadly and cost-efficient]] since it doesn't completely rely on a mage's own power, [[spoiler:which is the main reason why Nanoha decided to teach it to Teana after ''[=StrikerS=]'']].
* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: She has two high-powered battles with Signum in the ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' manga. Both of them end in a draw.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Either that, or she's just a magnet for lesbians. Each series has at least one case: Alisa in TheOriginalSeries, Fate from ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' onwards, and Subaru in ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Since her teens, she wears a side-ponytail as her casual hairstyle. A year after the JS Incident, she completely drops her GirlishPigtails for the side-ponytail in her Barrier Jacket outfit.
* FeatherMotif: Despite her fan reputation as a devil, Nanoha is often portrayed with pink glowing feathers, an attribute to her AllLovingHero nature. They always appear in her {{Transformation Sequence}}s and whenever she flies. The feather motif is one of her most defining attributes, similar like Fate's lightning motif.
* FingerpokeOfDoom: She fired Cross Fire Shoot with her index finger at Teana. Notably, it was her right and weak hand.
* FinishingMove: Starlight Breaker. Justified in that the later it's used the more effective it is. The only time it did not end the battle immediately was when it was used by The Book of Darkness Incident early on, though, it was Raising Heart who requested it and the Wolkenritter were forced to escape.
--> '''Vivio:''' "Fate-mama, it looks like you fainted the instant that it hit you."\\
'''Fate:''' "Anyone would go out after taking something like that. Just like turning off the lights, I lost conciousness as soon as it touched me."\\
'''Vivio:''' "Ah, I know that feeling. At the very moment that you can't withstand it."
* FirstNameBasis: Prefers being addressed by her first name, even by her subordinates.
* GamerChick: According to Sound Stage 1, she's into and really good at fighting games. Makes sense.
* GiantPoofySleeves: Part of her Barrier Jacket.
* GirlishPigtails: As a child, she has two small pigtails. In ''[=StrikerS=]'', she wears pigtails when she wears her Barrier Jacket. A flashback shows, when Nanoha was very young, she had only one pigtail (on the left side), which would explain her side-ponytail in her adolescence and adulthood.
* GirlyBruiser
* GirlyRun: As a child.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Nanoha sticks to her ethics, but she won't hesitate to blast her opponents if they give her cause.
* GrowingUpSucks: Averted. Many {{Magical Girl}}s lose their powers and put aside their dreams to get married or go to college. Nanoha [[StayWithTheAliens leaves the planet]] to become a combat instructor in an interdimensional Air Force.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: In the first episodes of the first season, Nanoha easily dispatches monsters of the week despite having only been exposed to magic in a short while before suffering her first defeat at the hands of the more experienced DarkMagicalGirl Rival. This turns into a subversion as she defeated said rival using two spells she spent considerable time practicing (bind spells and [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]]). This turns into an aversion during the second season [[AllThereInTheManual as the supplementary manga revealed]] that she [[TrainingFromHell subjected herself to a training regimen that included, among other things, virtual battle simulations every waking moment of her life]], leading to an exponential increase in her abilities. The third season then reveals that all the accumulated stress from her training method nearly cost her her life during a mission.
* HeirToTheDojo: In ''INNOCENT'' like her elder siblings. A single demonstration of her skills is enough to scare people who aren't [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Fate]].
* HerosFirstRescue:
** Her magical girl career began with saving a talking ferret from a violent, amorphous monster.
** ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' starts with Nanoha literally rescuing Subaru from a burning building... [[IThoughtItMeant but that isn't what the trope is actually about.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Whatever you make of Nanoha and Fate, they pretty much ''are'' life partners after ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* HiddenEyes: Happens a few times during the "White Devil Incident".
* HypocriticalHumor: During ''The Movie 1st's'' DVDCommentary, Nanoha complains to Fate that her ''Photon Lancer: Phalanx Shift'' is destroying the buildings. When the movie finally shows ''Starlight Breaker'' the Forward Team, Fate and Vivio are horrified by its extremely destructive power, which is obliterating the entire city.
* [[IAmNotLeftHanded I Am Not Right-Handed]]: She has proven several times that she's someone you don't want to underestimate. In ''A's'', it was her Exelion Mode, and since ''[=StrikerS=]'', her Exceed Mode and Blaster System prove that she does not hold back.
** Inverts this trope during the "White Devil Incident". She calls Raising Heart changing back to her Standby Mode, she catches Teana's stab attack with her right hand, is holding her midair and shoots her down with her right index finger.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Against [[spoiler:a Reinforce-possessed Hayate]] in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', [[spoiler:Vivio]] in ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', and [[spoiler:Thoma in ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'']].
* InnocentBlueEyes: In contrast to Fate's [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]]. However, Nanoha's eyes are more indigo than blue, that's why some installments portray her with purple eyes.
* InstantExpert: Subverted. Nanoha displays an immense amount of talent with magic and amazes Yuuno with her natural affinity for shooting magics in particular, but the Sound Stages show her struggling to learn other spells like Restrict Lock, and the ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' manga makes a point of showing off what kind of [[TrainingFromHell hellish training regimen]] she goes through on a daily basis.
** Played straight in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]''. Nanoha learns pretty quick how to play the game if someone explain her new features she doesn't know. Or she just copies other people, which would be like copying the moves in a fighting game, without seeing the input commands.
* ImprobableAge: She is a combat instructor for the TSAB Air Force at age 14.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In ''INNOCENT'', she can use a spoon like a ''sword''. And other people are horrified by her skills. [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Except Fate]].
* JapaneseHonorifics:
** Uses ''-chan'' on girls, ''-kun'' on boys and ''-san'' on adults for virtually everyone in TheOriginalSeries and ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
** In ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', she uses yobisute for her subordinates.
* JuniorCounterpart: Nanoha is this to Gil Graham. Her backstory is very similar to Graham's. Graham was once a normal boy from England who found an injured TSAB soldier in a forest and helped him. The young Graham got contact with the world of magic for the first time and he eventually became a TSAB officer himself later.
* JustFriends: With Yuuno and Chrono.
* KamehameHadouken: Strike Smasher is fired from her palm, similar to Fate's Plasma Smasher and Trident Smasher.
* LadyOfWar: [[ProperLady Polite and a very refined lady outside of the battlefield]]. [[BadAss Can and will kick enemies' asses when fighting]].
* LimitBreak: Starlight Breaker, which is powered by residual magic in the surrounding environment, and so gets more powerful the later it is used.
** To say nothing of [[CastFromHitPoints Blaster Mode.]]
** It's also her Full Drive Burst in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 47.5% basic damage in the second game, which is slightly above average.
* TheLoad: Desperately subverts this trope during the first battle with the Wolkenritter. After being injured by Vita, she spends most of the time inside a healing barrier and is forced to see how her friends are getting beaten up slowly. Then, she and Raising Heart decide to destroy the PhantomZone of the Wolkenritter with Starlight Breaker, and she doesn't stop it even when Shamal is sticking her hand through Nanoha's chest.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Nanoha's first encounter with Fate gets her knocked straight into the hospital, and all she can think about are Fate's [[WhatBeautifulEyes beautiful eyes.]]
* MagneticHero: In the original series, Yuuno contacted her because of Nanoha's huge magical potential. In ''A's'', Vita assaults her because of that huge magical potential. And in ''INNOCENT'', Stern challenges her because of Nanoha's huge potential in ''Brave Duel''.
* MamaBear: Do ''not'' touch Vivio. In ''Manga/ViVid'', she's less of a mama bear because Vivio is strong enough to take care of herself.
* MercurysWings: Her spell, Flier Fin, causes wings to appear on her feet. It's later upgraded to Axel Fin.
* MightyGlacier: Nanoha isn't exactly ''slow'' in terms of agility, but her attacks are usually {{Wave Motion Gun}}s that take significant time to charge and go off with a huge boom. Power and Endurance are still the things Nanoha excels at.
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Nanoha is one of the most celebrated mages of the TSAB. On [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth]], where most people are unaware of the existence of magic, she's a nobody.
* OhCrap: Has a tendency to induce this in others before she blows them up. Including Fate, Vita, Teana, and Quattro.
** Has this reaction in the first episode of ''A's'', when she pushes Vita's BerserkButton and received a DeathGlare from her. And then again when she sees Graf Eisen's ''Raketenform'' for the first time.
** Happened to her in a recent chapter of ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'' thanks to [[spoiler:[[AnAxeToGrind DeVille]] [[TeleportSpam of]] [[InTheBack Hückebein]]]].
** In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', she is absolutely terrified by [[spoiler:the '''GIGANTIC''' [[ThisIsADrill drill]] which Reinforce summons to kill her]]. The situation: Nanoha is bound and helpless; she doesn't know what is going on above her, because a rock is blocking her sight, then the said [[spoiler:drill]] penetrates through the rock, which immediately causes her "OhCrap I'm going to die"-reaction. [[spoiler:It lasts only for a few seconds as Fate immediately slices it in two and saves Nanoha]].
* OlderAndWiser: During ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', she acts as a mentor to the new recruits, and tries to make sure that they don't make the same mistakes that she did.
* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Elementary School Student]]: Aside from having a huge magical potential, she was this until she's nine years old. Not so ordinary in ''INNOCENT'', where she has more or less CharlesAtlasSuperpower and is trained in the Takamachi fighting style.
* OutOfTheInferno: The infamous scene in ''Anime/NanohaAs'', when she has her fourth battle with Vita, who calls her a devil.
* TheParagon: Became a combat instructor to teach young mages the skills and attitudes necessary for them to make the correct decisions with regards to their futures and be strong enough to realize their dreams.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: A result of both her innate magical potential, and TrainingFromHell.
** ''The Movie 1st'' takes this trope UpToEleven with her Starlight Breaker.
* PhraseCatcher: Something associated with the YouMonster trope. Vita calls her a devil in ''A's'', Dieci wonders if she's a human (in ''[=StrikerS=]''), Signum calls her a monster a year after that, and Isis calls her (not directly) a demon instructor. It's PlayedForDrama, when Quattro tells [[spoiler:Vivio]] that Nanoha is a devil who pretends to be the "real Nanoha", so she would fight her.
* [[PowerGivesYouWings Power Gives Your]] {{Boomstick}} [[PowerGivesYouWings Wings]]
* RapunzelHair: Since the epilogue of ''A's''.
* RazorWings: The Blade Edge of Raising Heart Excellion's stand-alone flight mode in ''NanohaForce''.
* RebuiltPedestal: Subaru was not happy when Nanoha "befriended" Teana, but once Nanoha had a chance to explain her reasons she regained any respect she might have lost. The same goes to Teana when she and her have a talk.
* RecycledINSPACE:
** The [[MobileSuitGundam RX-78-2]] and later [[CharsCounterattack RX-93 Nu Gundam]] AS A SCHOOLGIRL LESBIAN!
** In ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'', it's now either [[{{Gundam0083}} GP03 Dendrobium]] or [[GundamSEED METEOR-equipped Freedom Gundam]]. Talk about SerialEscalation!
** Also, if Subaru is really GaoGaiGar, then Nanoha is King J-Der, since both are white, overpowered, unleash pink BeamSpam on a regular basis, both have a red jewel tied to their power source, and both love flying in the sky.
* RedBaron:
** "Ace of Aces".
** Fan fiction generally treats the [[FanNickname nickname]] "White Devil" as an in-universe title.
* RenownedSelectiveMentor: Gives more time and individual attention to the Forwards than most of her students in ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', as she trains the four of them for a year. In normal cases, she teaches entire platoons in advanced combat tactics for only a short time.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: A hilariously justified inversion bordering on MundaneUtility. The manga confirms that due to all her practice with Mid-Childan magic, which uses mathematics to cast spells, Nanoha and Fate's best subject is math.
* ResignedToTheCall / JumpedAtTheCall:
** In the beginning, Nanoha [[HerosFirstRescue saved a psychic ferret and agreed to become a magical girl]] simply because no one else was capable of doing it, and she was a responsible girl who wanted to help people. She had her doubts about magic and getting into dangerous fights, but she got over those in a hurry. But it wasn't until [[MyGreatestFailure her first slip-up with a Jewel Seed]] that Nanoha started taking the Jewel Seed incident ''personally'', and resolved never again to give anything less than her all to her performance as a magical girl, a resolution that became even stronger once she met Fate and decided to try saving her from herself.
** Her adoption of Vivio basically repeats this process in miniature. At first, she's reluctant to take the girl on, since she didn't actually want to be a mother at the time (partially influenced by her concerns that something similar to her almost being crippled would happen to her again). She compromises by deciding to look after Vivio until her real mother can be found, but regular interaction with the child acclimates her to the idea. Pretty soon, she legally declares herself Vivio's mother, and is perfectly happy with the arrangement.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Fate in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
* SayMyName: In a soft-spoken and adorable example she asks Fate to do this in the last episode of season 1. [[{{Squee}} Awww....]] Even the name of the episode and the music that plays at this moment is "Namae wo Yonde", which more or less is Japanese for "Call my name".
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Her Barrier Jackets' designs are based on her elementary school uniform. Justified in the first season, as it was the first thing that came to her mind when asked for a design for her barrier jacket.
** In the prototype, her MagicalGirl outfit ''is'' the school uniform of the final product.
* ShipTease: With both [[LesYay Fate]] (both in the main continuity and in [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT INNOCENT]]) and [[{{Het}} Yuuno]]. The writers refuse to confirm or deny it, and if Nanoha and Fate ''are'' a couple, [[HideYourLesbians they're extremely private about it]].
* SignatureMove: ''Divine Buster'' and ''Starlight Breaker''.
* SmallGirlBigGun: As if Raising Heart wasn't enough, now there's the [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=465208 Strike Cannon]], which is itself one of the components of the [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=473048 ridiculously oversized Fortress system]].
* SoreLoser: In ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'', as the FinalBoss in Hayate's route, she doesn't really want to accept her lost against Hayate and immediately wants revenge.
* TheSouthpaw: She's left-handed.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Raising Heart vs. Raging Heart. The confusion stems from the fact that while it's written as "Raising Heart", but the Japanese voice cast pronounce it as "Raging Heart", because for all intents and purposes, Raising and Raging may as well be homonyms, and pronounced the latter way, in Japanese due to the lack of a "zi" syllable. It took until [[InconsistentDub the R1 release of A's]] for the dubbers to realize that it's supposed to be "Raising Heart".
** The DVD materials prove that "Exelion" is not spelled as "Excelion", and that the Aggressor Mode is not supposed to be spelled as "Agressive Mode" like in Raising Heart Exelion's gem during the TransformationSequence.
** Axel Shooter vs Accel Shooter. In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', the latter variant is used.
* SpiritedCompetitor: She really enjoys magical combat, though not [[BloodKnight to the extent]] [[MemeticMutation sometimes shown in fan works]]. Particularly evident in her battles with Signum in the ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' manga. She doesn't like losing either, as shown in ''Manga/ViVid'' and ''VideoGame/BattleOfAces'' where she uses Starlight Breaker during training matches.
* StarPower: To perform Starlight Breaker, she gathers mana from the atmosphere of the battlefield, which resemble starlights, creating a giant mana ball that is referred as a star.
** Lord Dearche/Material D in Nanoha portable calls her "the Mage of Stars."
* StayWithTheAliens: Nanoha moves to Mid-Childa between ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' and ''[=StrikerS=]''. She occasionally returns to Earth to visit her family, but from ''[=StrikerS=]'' onward, nothing plot-relevant happens on [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Unadministered World #97]].
* StudentAndMasterTeam:
** With Yuuno as her master, even though she overshadowed him very quickly.
** Subverted in ''[=StrikerS=]'', where she rarely fights alongside with the Forwards on the battlefield.
** In the first mock battle of the training camp in ''[=ViVid=]'', she teams up with Erio to fight ''Fate''. Even the narrate box names this situation "Riot Force 6 Instructor and Student vs. Fate". According to Lutecia, Nanoha and Erio could take anyone down with their agility and power.
** Subverted in ''Force'', when Nanoha fights [[spoiler:Thoma]]. Her student Subaru comes to save her, but they don't actually team up and then Isis, Fate and [[ThePowerOfLove Li]][[CoolDownHug ly]] do the rest.
* StepfordSmiler: Shamal says that when Nanoha was recovering from her potentially crippling injuries, she was cheerful around her friends, but this likely hid her true feelings.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her mother.
* StuffBlowingUp: There's a reason she's compared to a HumongousMecha.
* SuperCuteSuperPowers: PlayedWith: at the start of the original season, the eponymous protagonist is the TokenMiniMoe of her family and her powers manifest themselves in a pink-and-gold staff with a heart-shaped jewel that shoots pink beams. It then, however, turns out that little Nanoha is a stone-cold badass and her pink beams-o-friendship are weapons of mass destruction.
* TaremeEyes
* '''ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill''': Nanoha ''loves'' this trope. Just look at the other entries on this page. It's a good thing that in this series, purely-magical attack like hers can be set to do only "magical damage" to targets like mages and magical objects, or else she'd cause [[DestructiveSavior a lot of collateral damage]]. But she can also set her attacks to "indiscriminate" whenever she needs to blow holes through entire buildings.
** In ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'', if [[FinalBoss Nanoha]] uses her LimitBreak against Hayate in the latter's route, she says that she wouldn't lose against her and then... "STARLIGHT BREAKER! FULL BURST!" It should be noted that Hayate is just a mage freshman at this time, who just have learned magic about a month.
* TrainingFromHell: Played straight in that it gave her incredible power and skill, allowing her to fight on the same level as artificial mages, combat cyborgs, the defense programs of the Book of Darkness, and [[spoiler:a clone of the Sankt Kaiser]]. Subverted in that too ''much'' of it almost got her killed.
* TranquilFury: Displays this during the mock battle with Teana and Subaru, when it becomes clear that the two of them chose to ignore all of her instructions in favor of reducing the mock battle to an all-out brawl. She never raises her voice, but her actions and demeanor make her anger and disappointment very apparent.
** [[SmugSnake Quattro]] actually compliments Nanoha on being pretty calm once she meets her and simply stands there while she taunts her into attacking. Nanoha's final words for the bespectacled Number were a cold "I found you." [[WaveMotionGun before unleashing a Blaster 3 Divine Buster]] [[DungeonBypass right through the floors and walls of the Saint's Cradle]] [[MomentOfAwesome just to get to her.]]
* TheUnchosenOne: Unlike most magical girls who were [[TheChosenOne chosen to become magical girls]] or [[BecauseDestinySaysSo are bound to become one anyway]], Nanoha voluntarily became a magical girl, despite being explicitly told that she did not have to.
* {{Understatement}}: "This is going to hurt a bit." Before hitting [[spoiler:Vivio with '''''five Starlight Breakers''''' in order to free her from mind control]]. [[CaptainObvious Her screams tell something different]].
* UnskilledButStrong: She registers as an AAA rank mage at nine years old, but as Shari points out in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', this was her most defining trait, not being aware of the existence of magic before meeting Yuuno. Her inexperience caused her first loss to Fate and it was not until she took learning magic seriously that she was able to win. [[TimeSkip Over the years, she has become both powerful and skilled enough to be considered one of the TSAB's elite mages.]]
* VeteranInstructor: As of ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* VocalEvolution: Raising Heart. She was MachineMonotone in the original series, but she gets more emotion in her voice in ''A's'' and ''[=StrikerS=]''. And her voice becomes even more emotional since the the movies came out.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The situation very early in the first arc.
* WarriorTherapist: In the first two seasons, she starts almost every battle by asking what her opponent hopes to accomplish. She realizes that the antagonists have reasons for what they are doing, but has to fight to get them to explain themselves.
* WaveMotionGun: Her most powerful spells, Divine Buster and Starlight Breaker. Others are Exelion Buster, Barrel Shot, Lock-on Buster, Cross Smasher, Strike Smasher (probably an imitation to Fate's Thunder Smasher), Strike Stars, and Excellence Cannon Variable Raid.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Nanoha's fighting style revolves around [[BeamSpam blasting her opponents]] [[WaveMotionGun into submission]], using bind spells to keep her opponents from defending or escaping her onslaughts. This is lampshaded during her battle with the Book of Darkness, [[PowerCopying who told her that attacks she's already familiar with would not work against her,]] [[NoSell and when a point blank Excellion Buster did not even faze her,]] [[{{Determinator}} Nanoha simply thought she has to try harder]]. She is not called [[FanNickname "Demonic Cannon Girl" and "Sailor Beamspam"]] for nothing.
* WholeCostumeReference: An exaggerated variant: The franchise exists as we know it because Nanoha looked like a Gundam.
** Hilariously, Nanoha now looks like the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Rein Weissritter]] in ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. And just to make sure you know, [[ShoutOut it has an Excellen Mode]].
* WiseBeyondHerYears
* WithDueRespect: Does a variant on this to Hayate when discussing her [[spoiler:continuing to give orders despite having been stabbed]] in Force. While Hayate is her friend, Nanoha treats her like any other superior while on duty, and bows and apologizes after making her point.
* YouWontFeelAThing:
** At one point, Nanoha says "This is going to hurt a bit" to her daughter during the finale of ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]''. [[spoiler:That is, right before blasting her with ''[[BeamSpam five]] [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breakers]]'']].
** And in ''[[Manga/NanohaForce Force]]'' she says nearly the same to Thoma, before ''bathing him in plasma'' with her main Fortress cannon. He was in his Black Knight form though, so while it likely did hurt very much, it didn't do much to stop him.
* ZettaiRyouiki:
** Her casual outfit in the first season and movie is a Grade A.
** The Agressor Mode of her Barrier Jacket as well as her instructor uniform in ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' also has this.
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[[folder:Yuuno Scrya]]
!!Yuuno Scrya
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KaoriMizuhashi in Japanese, Creator/MarianneMiller in English
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-> ''"Nanoha told me: 'He's my magic teacher who is also the legendary Chief Librarian who manages to organize and maintain the Infinite Library. My most admirable friend. Moreover, long a ago a very cute ferret...'"'' [...] "''Weren't you a ferret that evolved into a real human?''"\\
-- '''Chrono''', ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Sound Stage'' Side F, Track 4: "Claudia - Yuuno and Chrono"

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

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

The third season has him effectively PutOnABus -- he only appears in three cameos in ''[[Anime/StrikerS StrikerS]]'', and at least once in ''[=ViVid=]'' so far... ''[[BrotherChuck and not at all in Force]]''. He has settled down as the Chief Librarian of the Infinite Library, in the same organization as his friends.
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!!!Tropes associated with Yuuno:
* AccidentalPervert: Before Nanoha knew that he's actual a {{Shapeshifter}}, she undressed in front of him. It didn't help that he ''believed'' that Nanoha met him in his original form.
** CovertPervert: In the first season, he licks on Nanoha's face to comfort her when he's in his ferret form. It's not unusual for animals to do that, but he's ''not'' an actual ferret, which left that behaviour ambiguous. And he did never remind Nanoha that he's a human boy when she's undressing or taking him into an [[HotSpringsEpisode onsen]], regardless if Nanoha knew it or not.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: By the bridge, after he became a {{Megane}}.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: In the earlier seasons. He later becomes a {{Bishounen}}.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Established in his backstory. Given all of the skills Yuuno possesses, as well as how dangerous Lost Logia artifacts can be, and how there are sometimes very dangerous people who want to steal them, one can infer that this is a particularly hazardous occupation.
* AloneInACrowd: In the first season, Yuuno talks about how he grew up without parents, being raising communally by his clan. In the drama [=CDs=], he mentions the Scrya family tent, which was often full of a lively, bustling crowd of people, and how comforting he finds such an atmosphere. He tells Nanoha that he's always been alone in the crowd, [[AngstWhatAngst but he appreciates what they did for him, and he's happy to bear the name "Scrya".]]
* BadassAdorable: Cute little ferret adroitly defends a cute little girl from a wolf. Later fights a hammer-loli knight as an AdorablyPrecociousChild.
* BadassBookworm: Further reinforced when he became a librarian.
* BadassTeacher: For Nanoha.
* BarrierWarrior: In ''Gears of Destiny'', one of his long range attacks is Barrier Smash, where he dashes straight at his opponent in a flying tackle while protected by a barrier. He also possesses two "field-type" spells, which create [[InstantRunes magical circles]] that trap opponents caught within their boundaries; one field works as his grab move, and he causes it to explode underneath them. The other field is his counterattack, and seems to electrify the opponent before exploding and sending them flying back. Using fields, he can also obscure fights from observation by normal people, or even trap magical opponents, forcing them to fight when they would otherwise flee.
* BerserkButton: Don't call him a familiar or make fun of his ferret transformation.
* {{Bishounen}}: Since the DistantFinale in ''A's''. He still has his female [[KaoriMizuhashi seiyuu]], and looks a bit effeminate.
* BoyOfMyDreams: Nanoha dreams of Yuuno via telepathy in the very first episode.
* BrotherChuck: Despite the time that Vivio spends in the Infinite Library in ''SoundStageX'', Yuuno makes no appearance and no mention is made of him. Likewise, after the second season, no one thinks to ask him about all of the ancient history, cultures, figures of interest, or pieces of forbidden technology that continue to plague and perplex people in the modern day, despite Yuuno being the most qualified man alive to come up with the answers.
* ButtMonkey: Most of the series' humor was originally lighthearted abuse of him: Making him an AccidentalPervert with Nanoha, Chrono making fun of his ferret form etc. As he lost significance, this dropped off. Of course, in ''A's'', we get Nanoha biting him in her sleep...
** The is unfortunately kept up in the [[AbridgedSeries manga omakes]], wherein Yuuno is nothing more than "That ferret guy". All the humor involving him either makes fun of him being a ferret or his (failed) relationship with Nanoha.
* CantCatchUp: Realizes that Nanoha is considerably better at offensive magic than he is. In the Megami sound stage for ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', he says he realizes he'll never be as good at combat as Nanoha, which is part of the reason for deciding to support her by doing research. Of course, he's also the only mage in the ''entire extended series'' without even the most basic Device, and he still manages feats of power equaling those of the other mages. [[WildMassGuessing Now]], [[AvertedTrope maybe if he got one of his]] ''[[AvertedTrope own]]''...?
* CripplingOverspecialization: Despite his exceptional level of power (A+ ranked mages are the few elite, and far fewer who can participate in high-speed aerial combat) and many, many skills, Yuuno has little conventional firepower for knocking suspects or wanted criminals unconscious through magical, non-lethal damage. It's never explained whether he has no talent for projectile magic, or simply never tried to master it.
** ''Gears of Destiny'' finally reveals that this is not quite the case. Yuuno does in fact know offensive magic, including a magical projectile spell (a heat-seeking variant of Shoot Bullet, which is otherwise the most basic shooting magic in Midchildan system). However, his long range Chain Bind, Chain Anchor and Protection Smash attacks are mostly meant to get him into close range without getting shot, and he displays more varied, powerful and specialized attack spells in close quarters. He's still mostly defensive, with short combos and counters that let him blast his opponent back if he needs to create some room. He fights by controlling how far or close his opponent is, working to keep them at the range where they are weakest.
* DeflectorShields: One of Yuuno's specialties.
* DemotedToExtra: He gets phased out more and more during subsequent seasons, to the point that he doesn't merit a mention in anything after ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''. He isn't even playable in the ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''-centric ''VideoGame/BattleOfAces'' PSP game and appears only in Nanoha's route, though he finally appears in ''Gears of Destiny'', but with no CGI appearances, all of his battles are optional and he has little relevance in the game's plot. In ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'', he's really just Nanoha's pet ferret ([[TalkingAnimal who seems to talk]]), making him less of a threat to [[LesYay NanohaXFate]]. And the movies reduces his appearances even more. He may be in [[ImprobablyFemaleCast the wrong series]]...
** His absence during the first battle against the Wolkenritter in the movie seemed to influence the whole battle, because without his teleportation techniques, Fate couldn't save Nanoha. The result: Vita, not Shamal, extracted Nanoha's Linker Core, and even Fate and Arf's Linker Cores were extracted by the other knights.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: The ending of ''A's'' definitely implied that he had feelings for Nanoha, but per WordOfGay, she ended up with Fate. They remained friends, but that was about it.
* TheDreaded: The DVDCommentary of ''The Movie 1st'' implies that Yuuno is this because for being MistakenForBadass.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Other mages use Devices to help them do this, but Yuuno does it just fine on his own, even when dueling a superior opponent with far more combat experience. His abilities here, coupled with his talent for search magic, helped make him the head of the Infinity Library [[ImprobableAge before he turned 10]].
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: He has long hair since the DistantFinale in ''A's'', now as a professor and Chief Librarian.
* {{Familiar}}: Fate and Chrono mistake him for one, at first. This was understandable, since he was shapeshifted into an animal and fulfilled the same basic role for most of TheOriginalSeries.
* HealingHands: He knows the spell ''Physical Heal'' and ''Round Guarder Extend'', the latter being a field spell that creates a healing barrier.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: In the first Megami Sound Stage, he says he's no good at combat magic.
* ImprobableAge: By ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', Yuuno is a professor that regularly gives lectures at age 19. At age ''9'', he was an AdventurerArchaeologist, not to mention an accomplished mage with diverse and potent skills.
* JapaneseHonorifics: Tends to use “-san” for older people, but none for people in his age group. He initially referred to Nanoha this way, when she first started helping him with the Jewel Seeds, until she told him to cut it out. He once gets into an argument with Chrono over whether Chrono gave Yuuno permission to use yobisute towards him.
* JustFriends: With Nanoha. He tells everyone that he and Nanoha are just ChildhoodFriends, though it's implied that he has feelings for her.
* TheLancer: In the first season. Nanoha loves to blow stuff up, he protects her from return fire. Also, while Nanoha liked to think straightforwardly, he was more of the strategist between the two.
* LethalHarmlessPowers: He can ram those [[BarrierWarrior shields]] into your face. Those chains can [[RazorFloss cut you]]. His teleportation [[TeleFrag does not require consent]]. And because of his [[PsychicPowers sensors]], [[YouWillNotEvadeMe you can't hide from him]]. The only reason we don't see Yuuno fight more is because [[TechnicalPacifist he doesn't like killing]], and all of his combat options are ''incredibly lethal''.
* LimitBreak: ''Arrester Chain'' in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', which deals 40% basic damage, which is the weakest Full Drive Burst along with Arf and Zafira's Full Drive Bursts.
* TheMedic: Before Shamal's introduction to the team, he was the show's primary medic.
* {{Megane}}: He starts sporting glasses by the {{Distant Finale}} and the third season.
* TheMentor: Of Nanoha, and later Vivio. In ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Gears of Destiny]]'', Nanoha's EvilTwin [[LadyOfWar Stern]] and [[NanohaVivid Ein]][[BloodKnight hart]] fight him because he's just Nanoha's teacher.
** After defeating Stern, she calls him Shishou/Master, which confuses Nanoha to believe he's Stern's master as well.
* MinoredInAssKicking: Considering that Yunno's Chain Binds can rip apart the body of a Superweapon Doom Program ''and'' that he can forcibly teleport people into space to suffocate to death, his merely average firepower belies how deadly he could really be in a fight if he put his mind to it. The ''Gears of Destiny'' game also reveals that he is able and willing to smash his enemies in the face with battering ram charges, melee-range shots delivered through palm-strikes, close-range chain lashing, and explosive capture fields.
* MistakenForBadass: According to Subaru, Teana and Vivio during ''The Movie 1st'' DVDCommentary, people who have heard from Nanoha aka the "Ace of Aces" and learn that Yuuno is her magic teacher, but don't know them well, they would assume that Yuuno is some sort of [[MemeticBadass legendary figure who firing off huge Busters and Breakers and says things like "Were you surprised? That was only 20% of my full power!]]" This is the moment where Nanoha realized that she might caused problems for Yuuno ''for years'' without knowing it.
** In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', this is the reason why [[BloodKnight Stern and Einhart]] want to fight him.
* MrExposition: His role in the latter half of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', and ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''.
* NonActionGuy: Kinda sorta. Yuuno is certainly not shy about charging off into danger when people need his help, being just as reckless about that as Nanoha. However, he's first and foremost a scholar. While Nanoha pursues a career in the armed forces, Yuuno gets a job as chief librarian of the Infinite Library so he can purse his love of archaeology and research.
* NonHumanSidekick: Nanoha mistakes him for this initially. She wasn't the only one.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: Quickly gets to the point where he has nothing to teach Nanoha, at least in the realm of combat magic. Canonically, he still continues to teach her spells like Chain Bind and Physical Heal, after the second season.
* RazorFloss: His Chain Bind is used this way in the final battle of the second season. A different version called Aleister Chain (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Arrester" Chain]]) serves as his super-attack in ''Gears of Destiny''; he binds his target up in two chains, then circles the target with two more, then yanks the second set tight. The second chains shatter and [[MadeOfExplodium explode]], followed by the first set.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Effectively treated this way by the creators, despite actually having a developed personality, loads of plot-potential, and plenty of combat power. Beyond his use as a romantic possibility for Nanoha, the writers simply were not interested in developing anything more about him; they don't even explain where or how he gained Raising Heart. So when they decided, as of ''SoundStageX'', not to ShipTease Yuuno with Nanoha anymore, [[BrotherChuck he disappeared entirely from the plot and never receives another mention]]. Even back when he was on-screen he had vanishingly few interactions with anyone else in the cast, even counting the supplementary material manga and drama [=CDs=].
* {{Shapeshifter}}: He is able to transform into a ferret. In the first season, he did this to recover from his injuries quicklier. However, this doomed him to become Chrono's sole target of his jokes, and ''INNOCENT'' doesn't bother to make him an actual animal.
* ShieldBash: Has literally an attack called ''Shield Bash''. It's magical, though.
* SpearCounterpart: To Shamal in ''A's''. He's TheMedic, is a defensive mage with low offensive powers, has blond hair, green magic color and a mild personality.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Yuuno vs. Euno, from Eunos, a now-defunct division of Mazda.
* StoneWall: Even without a Device, Yuuno's defenses are stronger than Nanoha's, as Nanoha clarifies in the first ''Megami Sound Stage'' drama disk; she needs to use her full-strength with Raising Heart to pierce through. ''Exactly'' how strong his defenses are is a matter of debate; the issue is tricky, considering his lack of a Device versus the quality of the other character's Devices, ''and'' the fact that he doesn't fight as often.
** The rest of the cast have repeatedly called upon Yuuno to invert this defensive strength, creating force-fields to ''contain'' the massive firepower that Nanoha, Fate, Signum and Hayate throw around in practice matches, either to prevent normals from seeing the light show in the sky or to prevent damage to space-station facilities. However, a firecracker that goes off on your open palm will leave only a small burn, while closing your fist around it will blow off your hand. There is not a single canonical instance of Yuuno successfully containing a Starlight Breaker (even before Nanoha discovered the barrier-piercing ability), let alone the destruction that Nanoha and Fate and Hayate threw at each other.
* TalkingAnimal: His Ferret Mode. In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT'', he's really just a talking ferret.
* UselessAccessory: His side pouch once contained Raising Heart, but ever afterwards goes unused.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Type 2 with Chrono. Chrono tends to tease him about his ferret form and pile on work for him to do, and while Yuuno doesn't take either without complaint, he and Chrono are essentially friends.
* WeakButSkilled: [[PowerLevels A-rank mage]] [[StoneWall without firepower]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes do the math]]. Of course, one of his powers is forced teleportation, which was good enough to send a target out into the deadly vacuum of space (or to potentially bury them underground or drown them in the ocean). He doesn't ''need'' to blast you to beat you. Perhaps the fact that Yuuno is the last person who'd want to kill, while the most obvious offensive application of his skills would be ''very'' lethal, explains why he prefers staying out of the action.
** Even as a StoneWall, in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', Yuuno is a very skilled fighter with many good combos to comprehent his low damage output.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: How many nine-year-olds do you know who feel so responsible for cleaning up their messes that, even when the mess isn't really their own fault, they'll travel to a world they've never heard of, all alone, without any family or friends, to face danger to life-and-limb in order to fix the problem before anyone gets hurt, even when they could have just waited for the regular authorities to eventually travel there and fix the problem themselves?
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!Family Testarossa
[[folder:Fate Testarossa-Harlaown]]
!!Fate Testarossa-Harlaown (orginally Fate Testarossa) — Ace of the Navy, Golden Flash
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki in Japanese, Creator/JenniferAlyx in English
!!!Voiced by: Kevin J. England (Bardiche)
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-> ''"She has such beautiful, kind eyes... Yet, for some reason, she really looks... incredibly sad."''\\
-- '''Nanoha'''

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

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

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

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

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

[[folder:Arf]]
!!Arf
!!! Voiced by: Creator/NatsukoKuwatani in the Japanese version and Creator/LaurenLanda in the English version.
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Fate's familiar, who accompanies her on her quest to find the Jewel Seeds. She despises Fate's mother and is only loyal to Fate. Late in the series, when she is injured after attacking Precia over her mistreatment of Fate, she retreats to Earth and seeks help from Nanoha, later helping in the assault on the Garden of Time. She fights alongside the heroes in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', primarily facing off against Zafira.

In ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', she takes on the form of a small child in order to use as little of Fate's mana as possible and stays behind to do household chores, believing that Fate has become strong enough to fight on her own. She helps the Harlaown family in the household and is Karel and Liera's babysitter, the children of Chrono and Amy.
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!!!Tropes associated with Arf:
* AllThereInTheManual: In the Sound Stages, there is a given explanation why she has the appearance of a child in ''[=StrikerS=]''. Only-anime viewers wouldn't get the idea why Arf shrunk while Fate grew up.
* {{Animorphism}}: Looks like a giant fox, though she's said to be a wolf and is mistaken for a dog on Earth.
* BarrierWarrior: When fighting alongside Fate she makes barriers.
* BattleButler: Like most familiars.
* BeamSpam: She knows ''Photon Lancer'' and ''Photon Lancer Multishot''.
* BerserkButton: Do anything to Fate and she will try to kill and/or eat you.
** When has Arf ever eaten someone, besides one threat made in passing to Nanoha that may or may not have been a bluff?
* TheBerserker: Mostly in ''The Movie 1st''. Nearly every scene has her [[{{ScreamingWarrior}} screaming]] and tossing herself at enemies due to [[{{BerserkButton}} Fate getting hurt or others simply getting in Fate's way]].
* BigEater: Guess what. She's a wolf.
* CanisMajor: "Wolfs" on Mid-childa, look like gigantic foxes from earth.
* CoolBigSis: To Fate.
* CuteLittleFangs: When in humanoid form.
* DemotedToExtra: Six years after ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', Arf retires from active duty because Fate is strong enough to fight on her own. She spends most of her time around the Harlaown house, doing chores and looking after Chrono and Amy's children. She wasn't playable in the ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''-centric ''VideoGame/BattleOfAces'' (though she is in the sequel).
* DistaffCounterpart: To Zafira.
* {{Familiar}}: Of Fate.
* FingerlessGloves: Part of her Barrier Jacket.
* FireForgedFriends: Strongly dislikes Nanoha at first, thinking she's weak and is trying to trick Fate into abandoning her quest. She eventually decides to cooperate with Nanoha for Fate's sake, though, and starts to like her after seeing how happy Fate is after becoming Nanoha's friend.
* FriendToAllChildren: Better pronounce in post-''A's'', she used to play with Erio and Caro when they were younger, and is babysitting Karel and Liera now. She also played with Vivio.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: In Episode 10 of the first series, attacks Precia over how she treats Fate, and is defeated.]] After being found by Alisa, Nanoha and Yuuno meet her, and she agrees to help them save Fate.
* HeyYou: Has quite a few insulting nicknames for Nanoha at first, before she's ultimately forced to work with her in saving Fate.
* HypercompetentSidekick: In the first two seasons. Without Arf, Fate would be arrested much earlier; Fate nearly defeated Vita thanks to Arf's assistance, if Signum and Zafira hadn't interferred. Like Yuuno to Nanoha and Reinforce to Hayate, Arf is Fate's HypercompetentSidekick in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', where Arf can defeat even Levi the Slasher if the player choose her instead of Fate[[note]]the player has to choose Arf fighting Dark Piece Precia first[[/note]].
* ImAHumanitarian: While it's probably not something she does on a regular basis, Arf threatens, and possibly attempts, to swallow Nanoha whole, though it's debatable whether she was following through on this threat.
* JackOfAllStats: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', Arf is an overall balanced character, who has average defense, average damage output, is a decent fighter in close range and long range combat, but has one of the weakest {{Limit Break}}s.
* LimitBreak: ''Lightning Howl'' in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', which deals 40% basic damage, that is the weakest Full Drive Burst along with Yuuno and Zafira's Full Drive Bursts.
* LittleBitBeastly: Her humanoid form. Though, she can hide her ears and tail when necessary.
* MsFanservice: In the first two seasons, the camera gives her [[MaleGaze quite a lot of attention]]. Her BareYourMidriff outfit helps, as does her devotion to [[MyMasterRightOrWrong her mistress]], which often crosses over into LesYay territory.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: She hates Precia and tries to convince Fate to give up looking for the search for the Jewel Seeds on a few occasions, but nevertheless continues to help her. Fate later regrets not listening to Arf and causing her pain by persisting.
* NonHumanSidekick: Wolfgirl sidekick, but Arf is in fact a magical construct, though the series tends to view magical constructs and even sufficiently advanced {{Magitek}} devices as human enough. In ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', typically takes on the form of a small red dog when she's on Earth so as not to attract suspicion, and recommends that Zafira do the same toward the end of the last episode.
* OlderThanSheLooks: In ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', which takes place 10 years after ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', she takes the form of a small girl to consume as little of Fate's mana as possible.
* OnlyOneName: Due to her nature as a familiar, she hasn't even adopt the name Harlaown.
* RoofHopping: In the first season.
* SayMyName: Arf shouts Fate's name a lot. In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', she even screams it when Arf goes KO.
* ScreamingWarrior: Though, Vita and Zafira beat her in volumes.
* ShesAllGrownUp: Inverted. She ''shrunk'' since ''[=StrikerS=]''. Justified, she has the ability to change her physical age.
* ShipTease: Subtle with Zafira. He's her SpearCounterpart, [[http://www.mangareader.net/magical-girl-lyrical-nanoha-strikers/3/17 Arf feeds him with meat]] in the ''[=StrikerS=]'' manga, and she appears in Zafira's 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. And at one point, she contacts Fate when the latter defeats the Dark Piece version of Zafira.
* SignatureMove: Her ''Barrier Break'', a spell that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin breaks barriers and shields]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Spellings include Arf, Aruf and Alph. And to make things ''more'' confusing, the English dub uses... ''[[InconsistentDub all of them]]''. More recently, the official English subtitles from the home release of the movie used "[[Series/{{Alf}} Alf]]".
* SpinningPiledriver: Her LimitBreak ''Lightning Howl'' in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'' is one.
* TalkingAnimal: A Mid-childan Dire Wolf, to be precise.
* ThirdPersonPerson: In her early life as a familiar, as shown in Sound Stage 2 of TheOriginalSeries.
* UndyingLoyalty: Toward Fate, as a result of affection and appreciation rather than contract. Fate only made Arf a familiar to save her life, and made the terms of her contract to live as she wished. Fate also left the contract completely open in duration - only actual physical death will end it.
* UnfortunateNames: It's hard to get much more unfortunate than [[WrittenSoundEffect Arf]] for a human/dog animorph.
* YoungerThanSheLooks: Her typical form in the first two seasons is a girl in her late teens or early twenties, but she was created by the nine-year-old Fate, and is thus younger than her. Interestingly enough, her "official" age is 16 as of the original series, despite being chronologically much younger. Since Nanoha knows that Arf isn't as old as she appear, Nanoha drops calling her "Arf-san", but only "Arf".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Precia Testarossa]]
!!Precia Testarossa
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ReiIgarashi in Japanese, JulieReiGoldstein in English
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Precia_3408.jpg]]

The main antagonist of the original series, who seeks the Jewel Seeds to travel to Al Hazard to resurrect her dead daughter Alicia. Apparently died when she and the capsule containing Alicia's body fell into the trans-dimensional void.
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!!!Tropes associated with Precia:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Her dress/Barrier Jacket (?).
* AbusiveMom: Emotionally and physically, although she was merely cold and distant before Linith's death.
** However, during the DVDCommentary, Fate [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation assumes that Precia didn't hate her that much as she said]]. Fate says if Precia really hated her, she would abuse her daughter even more, but Fate never received wounds that couldn't be healed by first aid magic.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents[=/=]DotingParent: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', to ''both'' of her daughters.
* BadassCape: Part of her Barrier Jacket/dress like Fate, but Precia's is not long. [[http://i.imgur.com/4GWA2cb.jpg Spark Girl Precia-chan]] has also a short cape.
* BeehiveBarrier: Her magical shield is composed of hexagons, as seen when Arf [[BerserkButton flips the fuck out]] and attacks Precia for whipping Fate.
* BigBad: Precia is this in spades in season one.
** BigBadEnsemble: Averted in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny''. Dark Piece Precia discovers that there's a TimeMachine (which can only be used for one last time), and she wants to use it to save Alicia. However, instead being a second to the heroes besides the BigBad Unbreakable Dark, she is immediately fought by the good Dark Piece Linith. Both [[DisappearsIntoLight Disappear Into Light]] and make peace.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: She's the ''boke'' to Lindy's tsukkomi in ''INNOCENT''.
* BoomStick: One of her Device's forms.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts this on Fate twice onscreen and is implied to be a regular event.
* CreepyMonotone
* CurbStompBattle: Defeats Arf and the enforcers sent after her with hardly any effort at all.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Falls into an interdimensional void.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[KickTheDog Whipping Fate for not getting enough seeds]].
* EvilMatriarch: To Fate.
* EvilPlan: Recover the jewle seeds [[spoiler:to revive her daughter.]]
* EvilSorcerer: Surprisingly, she's the only one in the entire franchise. ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' has a WeaponOfMassDestruction with a SuperpoweredEvilSide, who is the true BigBad, and AntiVillain {{Magic Knight}}s. ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'' has three AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero {{Evil Knockoff}}s and an AntiVillain PersonOfMassDestruction. ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' has a MadScientist, twelve ([[spoiler:later thirteen]]) [[{{Cyborg}} Combat Cyborgs]], and a group of {{Anti Villain}}s. ''[[Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' has an UnSorcerer BigBad and an army of NightOfTheLivingMooks. ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'' lacks a BigBad, with a [[CuteWitch Cute]]/HotWitch to be the closest villain, who could become a BigBad. ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce FORCE]]'' has [[AntiMagic Eclipse Drivers]]. And ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' lacks any kind of villains, not to mention that all {{Magical Girl}}s are only avatars in cyberspace and magic does not exist in that "real world", and Precia is a ''sane'' and ''loveable'' mother to Alica ''and'' Fate, and she's pretty much a PluckyComicRelief.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: She got PeekABangs and even longer hair, which shows how evil she became.
* FondMemoriesThatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:When Alicia died, she realized just how she has neglected her daughter and wished that she had spend more time with her]]. Too bad she went off the deep end.
** A second one occurs in the movie, [[spoiler:where as she falls to her death, Precia remembered that Alicia once wanted a little sister and realized that she could've treated Fate as another daughter instead of a failed replacement for Alicia]]. Unfortunately, there is no longer enough time left to make amends or even apologize.
* GlassCannon: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', Precia has the lowest defense after Fate and Levi in their Sonic[=/=]Sprite Forms and she's slow. A single LimitBreak either kills her or she barely survives it. However, Precia's attacks are very powerful and she has one of the two most powerful {{Limit Break}}s alongside Shamal's in the game.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: In ''INNOCENT'' with Lindy.
* HeyYou: Tends to refer to Fate as "that girl" when talking about her to others, [[spoiler:possibly to reflect her contempt for her as a clone]], but tends to address her by name when speaking to her.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Desperate to reach Al Hazard before dying of her disease or being arrested by the TSAB, she tried to go do the dimensional transference when she had nine out of 21 Jewel Seeds, short of even the 14-seed bare minimum she suspected she would need. She falls to her death as the transference fails and her lair collapses.
* IgnoredExpert: In the movie, Precia tried to explain to her superiors that accelerating the timeline for the final stage of her reactor project from one month to one ''week'' was a bad idea. They didn't listen, and the disaster that resulted from that foolish management decision cost Precia her daughter and, eventually, her sanity.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Suffering this as early as the second Sound Stage of the original series, which takes place two years before the series begins.
* KindheartedCatLover: She was one to Linith before the dramatic accident happened. In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', Precia has not forgotten that she was a KindheartedCatLover and reminds Linith of the latter's lost precious memory before they both [[DisappearsIntoLight fade away]].
* KnightOfCerebus
* LimitBreak: ''Crucifixion'' in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', which deals 60% basic damage that is the strongest Full Drive Burst along with Shamal's.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: She completely ''lost'' it when her daughter Alicia died. In [[spoiler: Alicia]]'s words:
--> "She was a really kind person. Because she was so kind, she broke [[spoiler: while trying to revive me after I died...]]"
* MadScientist: So what if we cause a dimensional cataclysm or blow up a city!
* MsFanservice: Her dress seems to be made only for this.
* {{Necromantic}}: Precia [[spoiler:created Fate was as a ReplacementGoldfish for Alicia, and wanted to use the technology of Al Hazard to resurrect Alicia]].
* NoNameGiven: Her Device.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Precia almost sounds like [[{{Slayers}} Naga]] sometimes.
* NotQuiteFlight: One of her abilities is levitation, which she sometimes uses on herself.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Looks in her 20s to early 30s, but is actually age '''54''' at the time of her introduction in episode 7. She doesn't even have a single middle/old age wrinkle on her face. Time has been very kind to her appearance. And she needed only 22 years to [[spoiler:clone Alicia and create Fate]].
* OrcusOnHisThrone: It's made clear from the first time we see her that she's much stronger then Fate, but due her terminal illness, relies on her to find the Jewel Seeds anyways. She also lacks actual combat skills.
* PeekABangs: Has it when the story began, but not in flashbacks or in ''INNOCENT''.
* PsychoElectro: In addition to her being mentally unstable, most of her powers are electricity-based.
* PurpleIsPowerful: The color of her dress/Barrier Jacket, Device, and magic. Furthermore, she is the character with the highest magic rank (SS) introduced so far and has her power naturally.
* RapunzelHair: In the flashbacks, her hair was already really long. Currently, her hair is almost reaching the floor.
** In ''INNOCENT'', her hair is as long as the past Precia from the original series.
* RememberedTooLate: Part of her characterization in the anime. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:[[FondMemoriesThatCouldHaveBeen it is her]] FatalFlaw.]]
* ShockAndAwe: Apparently her Magic Conversion Affinity, as most of her powerful spells are lightning based.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', where she happily lives together with her daughters, both Alicia ''and'' Fate, and is the co-owner of ''Hobby Shop T&H'' together with Lindy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Precia or Presea? In ''Lyrical Party IV'', Raising Heart pronounces her name as "Plecia".
* SquishyWizard: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', most of Precia's attacks are magic based. The only moves of her that are physical are her [[WhipItGood whip attacks]] which are her EX move and her grap move. See also GlassCannon above.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: Alicia Testarossa's]] death was this for Precia. Even so she still showed ''some'' kindness even to Fate, but ''slowly'' became a monster after Linith disappeared.
* {{Stripperific}}: Her dress is really revealing.
* SuperpowerLottery: One of only two SS rank mages in the series, and unlike Hayate, Precia's power is entirely natural. She performs what is quite possibly the most impressive feat of magic in the entire series when she casts a spell powerful enough to disable a spaceship from another dimension, and she effortlessly slaughters the TSAB personnel sent to arrest her. And this was after years of suffering from insanity and an IncurableCoughOfDeath. It boggles the mind to think how powerful she must have been in her prime.
** Some of her feats include: hitting a large target in dimension space (as noted above) and a small target in another world (the spell that hit Fate after her battle with Nanoha) from her lair, implied to be quite deep within dimension space itself, [[CurbStompbattle Severely injuring Arf without batting an eye]] and summoning an entire army of MechaMooks that can give a highly trained Enforcer a run for his money. Again, as noted above, all of this while suffering from insanity, an incurable disease, and is practically living on borrowed time.
* {{Telekinesis}}: She display this ability from time to time.
* {{Telepathy}}: Pretty much the most common ability.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Moms]]: With Lindy in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]''.
* TomboyishPonytail: [[http://i.imgur.com/4GWA2cb.jpg Spark Girl Precia-chan]] wears one. It's rather cute than tomboyish.
* TragicVillain: More pronounced in the movie.
* UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway: This trope used to be called "But Sir, It's Not Ready!", which is what Precia tried to tell to her superiors in the reactor project. They [[{{Greed}} didn't listen]]. And we all know [[BreakTheCutie how]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy that]] [[StartOfDarkness turned]] [[FallenHero out]]...
* TheUnfettered: She will stop at nothing in order to [[spoiler: bring her daughter back to life]].
* TheUnfought: She [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] Arf before the latter's HeelFaceTurn, but nobody fought her at all.
* UsedToBeASweetChild: ''INNOCENT'' is not canon and seems to exaggerate her nice personality, but since we know that she ''wasn't'' evil until her StartOfDarkness, [[http://i.imgur.com/4GWA2cb.jpg Spark Girl Precia-chan]] might be true in someway.
* UnskilledButStrong: Precia is one of the most powerful mages in the entire franchise, being a SS-rank mage like Hayate. However, like Hayate, she lacks actual combat skills, which is mentioned by Fate in ''The Movie 1st'' DVDCommentary.
* VaporWear: Look at her dress/Barrier Jacket (?)! There is no way she wears underwear.
* VehicularThemeNaming: After [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Presea Nissan Presea]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_Testarossa Ferrari Testarossa]].
* WhamLine:
-->'''Precia''': I'll put an end to everything. To all the time this girl was deprived of when I lost her.. and also [[spoiler:to the doll I created to play as my daughter]].
* WhipItGood: Precia's Device has a whip form that sees frequent use. Mostly on Fate.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Has dark purple hair, fitting to her theme color.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Linith]]
!!Linith
!!!Voiced by: MasumiAsano
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Linith_3919.jpg]]

Precia's familiar, who was created to further Fate's education and make Bardiche. Although she cared greatly for Fate, she was unable to go against Precia, even at the end of her life. The records she left behind, however, helped prove Fate's innocence in the Lost Logia case.
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!!!Tropes associated with Linith:
* AllThereInTheManual: In the TV series, she only appears once, in Fate's LotusEaterMachine sequence with no explanation of who she is. However, she is central in the second Sound Stage, and is frequently referenced in the other Sound Stages and the manga. She is also in the {{flashback}}s in TheMovie and her role is further expanded in its accompanying manga.
* AscendedExtra: She appears in TheMovie and is playable in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny''.
* ButNowIMustGo: Disappears after Fate's training and Bardiche are complete, per her contract.
** TheBusCameBack: Reappear in ''[[Videogame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'', due to the power of Unbreakable Dark. She just want to check whether Fate and Arf... [[AndZoidberg and Bardiche]] are doing okay, as well as making peace with Precia. [[spoiler:[[BackForTheDead She's not here to stay.]]]]
* CatGirl: Though she usually conceals her feline features.
* CleavageWindow: Her uniform.
* DisappearsIntoLight: How she died. In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', that she disappears twice in Sequence 07.
* {{Familiar}}: Precia's. Created to teach Fate as the sole purpose of her contract.
* FragileSpeedster: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', it's shown that she has a spell called [[SuperSpeed Fast Step]] that allows her to move faster than any other character's acceleration[[note]]not to confuse with the Gears' Accelerator that is even faster than Linith's Fast Step[[/note]]. Her defense is still bad.
* GlassCannon: In ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', Linith's LimitBreak is above average and is even slightly stronger than Nanoha and Stern's, but her defense is even lower than Fate's Lightning Form or Levi's Slash Suit.
* LimitBreak: ''Plasma Saber'' in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', which deals 48% basic damage, that is slightly above average and deals 0.5% more basic damage than Nanoha's ''Starlight Breaker'' and Stern's ''Shin Luciferion Breaker''.
* {{Meido}}: Not the typical maid uniform, but you can see she's one.
* MoralityChain: Precia still showed some bits of her lost humanity when Linith was around. After she disappeared, well, things went worse. Arf suggests that Linith would have told Precia off for hitting Fate for the book she retrieved not having what she wanted if she had still been around.
* NiceHat: It's not clear whether her hat covers her cat ears or that she can perfectly hide her ears.
* TheObiWan: Linith was specifically created by Precia to be this for Fate, complete with her contract expiring together with her life once she's finished training Fate. When a pseudo-revived version of hers appeared in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', she showed just how much more skilled she was compared to Fate, beating everyone she met from Nanoha, to Signum, to Reinforce (albeit a weakened one) despite not taking the fights too seriously, and eventually being the only one capable of defeating a similarly pseudo-revived version of Precia.
* ParentalSubstitute: The closest thing to a mother figure Fate has until her adoption. When she "dies", she tells Precia that she regretted that Fate was not her own daughter.
* PosthumousCharacter: She dies before the start of the series.
* ServileSnarker: Has little respect for Precia, and is not above talking back or using sarcasm even during her FamousLastWords ("my never kind master, Precia"). Has a better relationship with Fate, but is not above teasing her a little over her being sleepy in her LotusEaterMachine dream.
** ''[[Videogame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'' shows that she actually loves Precia ''a lot''. Just like Fate want to be loved as Precia's daughter, so too she wants to be loved as Precia's familiar. She does reconcile with Precia at the end of her story arc.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''[=INNOCENT=]''. Interestingly, both her human form and cat form appearing seperately in this manga. The human Linith has the surname Lanster, and the cat is refered as "Linith/Rynith the 2nd".
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Does it begin with an L or an R, and does it end with an s or a th? One of the most unfortunate names from a Romanization standpoint.
** ''[[Videogame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Gears of Destiny]]'' says "Rynith". Unfortunately, that game also give name such as [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks "'Load' Dearche" and "Levi"]] to the Materials, so the fans are likely to continue the disputes. The fact that it's an AlternateContinuity doesn't help.
*** The ''INNOCENT'' card game spells her name as Rynith. On the other hand, the spellings are really inconsistent, especially with Alisa's name.
** In ''Lyrical Party IV'', Raising Heart pronouns her name as "Rinis".
* SquishyWizard: As shown in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', all of Linith's attacks are magic-based. It's actually weird that she needs to kick her opponent to connect with her LimitBreak. See also GlassCannon above.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alicia Testarossa]]
!!Alicia Testarossa
!!! Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Alicia_4410.jpg]]

Precia's deceased daughter, [[LoveMakesYouEvil for whom Precia went completely nuts]], and for whom Fate was cloned as a temporary replacement. Precia sought the lost technology of Al Hazard to resurrect her. If she wasn't already [[KilledOffForReal irreversibly dead]], she became so when her pod fell into the trans-dimensional void alongside Precia. A false version of her was created in Fate's LotusEaterMachine, where she regretted not having met in real life, and offers Fate some encouragement.

Outside the main continuity, she is one of the five main characters in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT''.
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!!!Tropes associated with Alicia:
* AscendedExtra: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', she becomes a main character and is a MagicalGirl like her sister.
* CheerfulChild
* CombatCommentator: In ''[=INNOCENT=]''. Unfortunately, co-commentator Amy does not get many lines because of her.
* CoolBigSis: To Fate.
** PlayedForLaughs in ''INNOCENT'', when she read Fate's letter from the first class. Fate wrote how much she adores her Onee-chan.
* DeadPersonConversation: In Fate's LotusEaterMachine.
* DeathByOriginStory: Alicia's death made her mother insane who became determinated to revive her in some way, which resulted in Fate's birth.
* DisappearedDad: Not getting the slightest mention.
* FetalPositionRebirth: Though she's never actually reborn.
* FlowerInHerHair: During the picnic with her mother.
* GenkiGirl: In a huge contrast to Fate.
* GirlishPigtails: Parts of her hair are bound as two pigtails.
* TheGunslinger: In ''[=INNOCENT=]'', her Lucky Star has two guns as its standard form.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* InformedFlaw: When comparing her with the gentle Fate, Precia mentions Alicia as always talking egotistically, but we never see her behaving like this. The nearest thing we get is her portrayal in Fate's LotusEaterMachine, where Alicia is simply shown as somewhat cheeky and carefree.
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: In ''INNOCENT'', much to [[MrExposition Amy's]] dismay.
* MsFanservice: In ''INNOCENT''.
** CostumePorn: She loves to wear different costumes, including a bunny or cheerleader outfit. She drags Fate in the latter, too.
* PeopleJars: [[{{Necromantic}} Precia]] stores her lifeless body in one, hoping to revive her.
* PosthumousCharacter: She had died 26 years before the story began.
* SiblingsWanted: In TheMovie, Alicia asked Precia for a little sister--something that Precia remembers way too late.
* SiblingYinYang: In the actual series, this is PlayedForDrama. Fate was too different to Alicia, that's why Fate was physically abused and used as a pawn by Precia.
** Alicia is cheerful, childish (justified, she ''is'' one) and open. Fate is shy, calm, and more serious.
* {{Southpaw}}: The first hint that Fate is different from Alicia.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''[=INNOCENT=]''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Alicia or Aricia?
* WalkingSpoiler: She's dead and Precia cloned her which resulted Fate's birth. Her existence is a spoiler.
[[/folder]]

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!TSAB - ''Arthra'' staff

[[folder:Chrono Harlaown]]
!!Chrono Harlaown
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (young), Creator/TomokazuSugita (adult) (JP) and Creator/LaurenLanda (young) (English)
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyaHisakawa ([=S2U=]), Thomas King (Durandal in ''A's''), Wayne Doster (Durandal in ''The Movie 2nd A's'')
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chrono_4561.jpg]]

One of the top Enforcers on the ''Arthra'' and the son of Captain/Admiral Lindy Harlaown. While not as powerful as Nanoha or Fate, Chrono (initially) has far more experience. Stoic and logical, Chrono prefers to assess a situation and wait for a chance to strike, and he can get somewhat annoyed by Nanoha's impulsive actions. Chrono singlehandedly determines cause of the unusual events in season 2, but hardly appears in season 3.

Currently an admiral himself, he's the captain of the ''Claudia'' and is married with Amy and has fraternal twins with her, Karel and Liera. Chrono has yet to appear in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'' or ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', but he appears in ''The Movie 1st'' Sound Stage F and in ''The Movie 2nd A's'' audio commentary, both taking place in the ''[=ViVid=]'' timeline.
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!!!Tropes associated with Chrono:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: He and Amy got fraternal twins when he was 21, which is not that unusual.
* TheAce: He's an Enforcer, who are the elite agents of the TSAB, counting among both its top investigators and its most powerful or skilled mages. And he's an Admiral.
* ActionDad: Subverted. After he became an admiral and father of twins, he gets much less action than before, and if he does, it's off-screen.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: In earlier seasons.
* AncestralWeapon: Durandal's origin is rewritten in ''The Movie 2nd A's'', where it belonged to his late father Clyde and not Gil Graham.
* {{Badass}}: Better pronounced in the the TV series than in the movies where he is more or less DemotedToExtra.
** BadassAdorable: In his teens, as [[OlderThanHeLooks he looked younger than he actually was]].
** BadassArmfold: Does this fairly often.
** BadassBaritone: As an adult.
*** Durandal in ''A's''.
** BadassLongcoat: Standard issue for TSAB Enforcers.
* BeamSpam: ''Stinger Ray'' are spammed energy balls.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Fate, particularly when she becomes his younger sister.
* BoomStick: His two Storage Devices [=S2U=] and Durandal. It seems that the latter replaces the former as Chrono's regular Device, as Chrono still uses him five months after the GrandFinale of ''A's''. In ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'', Chrono uses [=S2U=] as his basic Device and Durandal as his Full Drive Device, which becomes a plot point in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny''.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Amy.
* CombatPragmatist: Chrono is a TrapMaster who never fights fair. He also prefers to appear very late and catch his enemies off guard (and mostly from behind or out of nowhere).
* CoolStarship: In the season 1 and 2, he is stationated at the Arthra, later he is the captain of the Arthra, and later the captain of another spaceship, the Claudia.
* TheComicallySerious: He claims he called Yuuno "ferret boy" as a joke, though you'd never tell from his tone.
** In the final chapter of the ''A's'' supplementary manga, before the mock battle against the Yagami family begins, he says "For the reputation of the three of us[[note]]Nanoha, Fate and himself[[/note]] within the Bureau command and our two {{Familiar}}s!" He still makes a joke about Yuuno being an actual ferret with a totally serious face.
** Chrono just ignores jokes and he continues his conversations straight forward.
** He mellows out as an adult, and he still jokes about Yuuno's ferret past.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The reason why the Enforcer uniforms are black in the first plays was his villain role in ''Magical Toybox''.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: He mellowed out when he grew up.
* DemotedToExtra: He gets much less action in the movies. He only appears in ''[=StrikerS=]'' as a minor character (not as bad as Yuuno, Lindy, Arf or [[PutOnABus Amy]]) and he has yet to appear in ''[=ViVid=]'' and ''FORCE''.
* DisappearedDad: Clyde Harlaown died in the quest to seal the Book of Darkness.
* DramaticIrony: Two of them - in good ways.
** His relationship with Fate in the first season became ironic since ''A's'': When they first met, Chrono injured Fate and Arf had to escape with a bleeding Fate. And when Fate was fighting against six[[note]]seven in TheMovie[[/note]] typhoons, Chrono suggested that their crew should wait until Fate would either lose against the typhoons or ''die'' by exhaustion. A season later, both became siblings.
** Chrono had a hard childhood, losing his father in the age of three and he forced himself to become a strong person. His two children, three years old in ''[=StrikerS=]'', live in a warm family and have a happy childhood.
* FlechetteStorm[=/=]ReverseShrapnel: His spell ''Stinger Blade''. UpToEleven with ''Stinger Blade: Execution Shift''.
* {{Foil}}: To Hayate Yagami. 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.
* GenerationXerox: Chrono's role as an admiral and the captain of the spaceship Claudia in ''[=StrikerS=]'' is very similar to his mother Admiral Lindy, the captain of the Arthra in ''A's''. In the GrandFinale of the respective seasons, both destroy an ArtifactOfDoom with their spaceships; Lindy with the [[WaveMotionGun Arc-en-ciel]] destroyed the [[spoiler:Automatic Defense Program of the Book of Darkness, also known as Nachtwal]], and Chrono with a fleet of spaceships destroys the [[spoiler:Saint Cradle]].
* GuileHero: In ''A's'', behind the backs of everyone, he secretly investigates [[spoiler:Gil Graham's past and current activities]], revealing a major puzzle of the Book of Darkness Incident.
* HappilyMarried: To Amy in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Verossa Acous.
* IGotBigger: According to Nanoha in ''The Movie 1st's'' audio commentary, he suddenly grew up very quickly after the Precia Testarossa Incident and the Book of Darkness Incident.
* HeyYou: According to Nanoha and Teana, he rather calls people with "hey, you" than by their names.
* AnIcePerson: Specializes in temperature manipulation, and the Durandal allows him to freeze targets easily. His most powerful spell is the ice spell ''Eternal Coffin'', an S+ spell which is even optimized by Durandal's specification in freezing magic and Chrono's training in his speciality.
* ImprobableAge: He is a highly trained elite special agent at the age of 14. [[OlderThanTheyLook He doesn't look any older than Nanoha]] in the beginning. By the age of ''twenty'' he becomes an ''Admiral''.
* InSeriesNickname: Lotte calls him "Chrosuke"/"Kurosuke".
* JustFriends: With Carim Garcia. Also, with Nanoha and Hayate, but his relationship with the latter two seems not to be as close as with Carim.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Fate.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Parents Like Son]]: He became an Admiral like his parents, and he gets more or less his mother's role in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* LimitBreak: ''Eternal Coffin'' in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable A's Portable]]'', which deals 45% basic damage in the second game, that is average.
* LuminescentBlush: In the last episode of the first season, when Nanoha says he's a NiceGuy for reassuring her that the bureau will take Fate's circumstances into account.
* MenDontCry: He held his tears back during his father's funeral. And he was only ''three years old''.
* OfficialCouple: With Amy.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Despite looking as old as nine-year-old Nanoha (probably because that's also how old he seemed in Magical Toybox), he's actually five years older. After the first time-skip, however, he starts looking his age.
** According to Nanoha, he grew up very quickly after the Book of Darkness Incident.
* OppositesAttract: With Amy.
* PragmaticHero: Chrono is not only a CombatPragmatist, he would go so far to let a criminal die if it's the safest way to "catch" the person. When Fate was fighting typhoons, he figured that waiting until she would either win or die were the best option to arrest her.
* NotSoStoic: Almost always maintains an air of cold professionalism, but he gets flustered whenever someone suggests that he a nice guy, or when Fate calls him "[[JapaneseSiblingTerminology Onii-chan]]". And when [[{{Catgirl}} Lieselotte]] [[MarshmallowHell shoves his face between her breasts]] in a hug.
* NoPronunciationGuide: In ''Lyrical Party IV'', Raising Heart pronounces his family name as "Harla'own". Considering how she pronounces other names ("Alf", "Rinis", "Plecia"), it's not a very reliable source.
* SenpaiKohai: The Senpai to Mariel Atenza.
* SpikesOfVillainy: At one point in the series' development, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_RBghAfiW8 he was going to be a bad guy]]. His Barrier Jacket's spikes are [[MythologyGag the only remnant]] of this.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his father Clyde. Chrono's hair is straighter and darker than his father's.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: In ''A's'', Chrono defeats Liesearia and Lieselotte, his combat magic instructors, and explicitly tells them that he has become stronger than both of them. And in ''VideoGame/TheGearsOfDestiny'', he beats them again and the twins tell him that they can teach him nothing anymore.
* ThemeNaming: His two Storage Devices have two different ThemeNaming:
** ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Durandal is the name of the legendary sword of Charlemagne's paladin Roland in the literary cycle known as the Matter of France.
** ShoutOutThemeNaming: [=S2U=]'s name is MythologyGag to the song "Song To You" from ''Lyrical Toy Box'' version of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
* TrapMaster: His fighting syle in the ''Nanoha'' games. Instead of a stronger projectile attack, Chrono sets-up invisible Delayed Binds that trigger when his opponent flies too close to them.
** This actually is his fighting style in the series, too. That's how he defeated Fate and the Masked Men [[spoiler:alias Liesearia and Lieselotte]]. Nanoha states his fighting style in ''The Movie 1st'' DVDCommentary, when she asks Teana if she got a lot of binds when she sparred with Chrono, which Teana confirms.
* UpToEleven: Although ''Eternal Coffin'' is already an S+ ranked spell, Durandal was specifically optimized for it and Chrono is able to use its full power thanks to his past trainings.
* VitriolicBestBuds: See Yuuno's entry above.
* WeakButSkilled: As he says, it takes more than power to make a great mage. Chrono's first appearance has him intervening in a fight between Nanoha and Fate, each of whom has substantially more raw magical power than him. He also uses an obscure spell to capture and unmask the masked men in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' [[spoiler:who turn out to be his teachers]]. In the supplementary mangas, he likewise handily defeats Fate in a one-on-one match despite her superior power, although it's implied that she has improved to the point where he has to take her seriously to win.
** In ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfAces'', Chrono can meet his Dark Piece counterpart. After defeating him, Chrono is surprised how weak his enemy was, wondering if he's actually that weak, too.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lindy Harlaown]]
!!Lindy Harlaown
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyaHisakawa
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lindy_3633.jpg]]

Chrono's mother and TheCaptain of the ''Arthra'' and an admiral. Despite her authority, Lindy is a gentle and easygoing woman, and like Nanoha, would rather talk things out before resorting to force. However, it's implied that she possesses incredible power, suppressing a dimensional tremor by herself. She is responsible for giving Nanoha most of her orders in the original series and ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''. She adopts Fate, and serves as the legal guardian for Erio and Caro, as Fate was too young to officially do so.
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!!!Tropes associated with Lindy:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: She was only 17 when she gave birth to Chrono. [[OlderThanTheyLook Over 20 years later, she still looks about the same.]]
* BigGood: In the first and second seasons as she was the highest authority on the ground to advise Nanoha, Fate etc.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: She's the tsukkomi to ''Precia's'' boke in ''INNOCENT''.
* CoolStarship: She's the captain of the Arthra until the epilogue of ''A's'', where Chrono took the role as the captain until he came the captain of the Claudia.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DemotedToExtra: She has only a few appearances in ''[=StrikerS=]'' and it gets worse in the following seasons.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She had a ponytail in the first two seasons, but changed to a pigtail in the ''A's'' epilogue.
* FacialMarkings: Four light green markings on her forehead.
* FeeFiFauxPas: Drinks her Japanese tea British-style. Nanoha is extremely well-behaved in every other respect, but cannot stop herself from [[http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5218/ohgodwhatthefuck.png making a]] [[http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6753/youaredoingitwrong.png face]] [[http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8849/youaredoingitwrong2.png at this]] while her back is turned. This may be an example of Lindy attempting to emulate Earth customs very, very badly, or else an example of how the TSAB has "borrowed" and mixed various cultures with their own. One possibility is that, knowing a fellow Admiral from England, she attempts to apply the way he drinks his tea to how she drinks Japanese tea.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Letty in the main series, with ''Precia'' in the ''INNOCENT'' continuity.
* MarriedToTheJob: Lindy is dedicated to her job, but it's not depicted as a bad thing, unlike many examples of this trope. She is very devoted to her family and always makes time for them, even taking leave so she could help Fate settle into her new life.
* MythologyGag: Her [[PowerGivesYouWings fairy wings while using her powers]], as a reference to ''TriangleHeart3'', in which she was Nanoha's FairyCompanion.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Doesn't age much between ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' and ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''.
** Becomes a grandmother by ''[=StrikerS=]'', and still doesn't age much.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Has fairy wings when using her magical powers in the first season.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Scolds Nanoha and Yuuno for disobeying orders, but lets them off without punishment because they did well.
* SpotOfTea / TrademarkFavoriteFood: Green tea, with milk and sugar cubes please! Mary and later Ginga are persuaded to drink it this way.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Moms]]: Together with ''Precia'' in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
* WaveMotionGun[=/=]FantasticNuke: The Arthra has a weapon called ''Arc-en-ciel'', which could have destroyed a fair chunk of Japan's landmass had it been fired at the surface. Firing it even follows the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-man_rule Two-Man Rule]] and requires authorization by the highest authorities, heightening the similarities. Lindy used it to destroy [[spoiler:Nachtwall, the Automatic Defense Program of the Book of Darkness]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Turquoise Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Amy Harlaown]]
!!Amy Harlaown (originally Amy Limietta)
!!!Voiced by: YukiMatsuoka
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Amy_Limietta_7608.jpg]]

An officer on the ''Arthra'' who is relatively playful, in contrast to the highly serious Chrono. Seven years after the Precia Testarossa Incident and the Book of Darkness Incident, she and Chrono marry and she gives birth to fraternal twins, Karel and Liera. Amy has retired from her duty to become a full-time mother.
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!!!Tropes associated with Amy:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: She and Chrono got fraternal twins when she was 23, which is not unusual.
* BridgeBunnies: Amy's not actually on the bridge, though she still fits.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Chrono.
* CombatCommentator: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', though Alicia and Precia steal most of her parts.
* DitzyGenius: Ties a bow in Chrono's bandages, and when sending a message to Nanoha and Fate in the first Megami Sound Stage, instead of making comments on the characters and the story, asks them to pick up supplies. Nevertheless, she's a highly competent officer and is a master in gathering information.
* HappilyMarried: To Chrono in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* IdiotHair: Will not stay down despite repeated attempts by Chrono to spray it.
* MissionControl: Her job on the Arthra. Also in ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfAces''.
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: In the first two seasons, where she explains some events or other stuff like the Cartridge System. Also in ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfAces'', along with Reinforce Eins and Lindy.
* OfficialCouple: With Chrono.
* OppositesAttract: She and [[TheStoic Chrono]] get married.
* PutOnABus: After ''A's'', she is never seen again, except her few and early appearances in the ''[=StrikerS=]'' manga and ''[=StrikerS=]'' Sound Stage 1. She retired from the TSAB to become a full-time mother.
* SenpaiKohai: Senpai to Mariel Atenza.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Nanoha and Yuuno. She asks Yuuno how things are progressing with him and Nanoha in the DistantFinale of ''A's'' and the early part of the ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' manga at the same time, and seems disappointed that their relationship has not changed. She just supports the [[HetIsEw wrong]] [[LesYay ship]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Amy or Eimy? Don't start with her maiden name.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Downplayed, but her children look a lot like her.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Briefly, in one episode of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Allex and Landy]]
!!Allex and Landy
!!!Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (Allex), Takayuki Usami (Landy, Season 1), Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Landy, since ''A's'')

Allex and Landy are Dimensional Navy officers aboard Arthra.
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!!!Tropes associated with Allex and Landy:
* AscendedExtra: Landy had much less screentime and lines than Allex. In the movies, he gets more lines, including some of Allex's lines.
* {{Bishounen}}: Both of them.
* BridgeBunnies: [[GenderFlip Gender flipped]] examples.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Allex.
* HotBlooded: According to Subaru, Landy has a hot-blooded voice.
* {{Megane}}: Allex.
* MissionControl
* NoNameGiven: They were just named "Operator A" and "Operator B", respectively. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', they finally got their names.
* OnlyOneName: Both of them.
* TheOtherDarrin: Landy was voiced by Takayuki Usami in Season 1. But he's voiced by Creator/TetsuyaKakihara since ''A's''.
* SatelliteCharacter: They are just BridgeBunnies of the Arthra, but we don't know anything about them.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Allex or Alex? Landy or Randy?
* ThoseTwoGuys
* VehicularThemeNaming: After [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Allex Toyota Allex]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Landy Suzuki Landy]], respectively.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: They are never seen or mentioned again after ''A's''.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Landy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sierra]]
!!Sierra

An officer of the Arthra, who pretented to be Arf's owner to "reclaim" her from Alisa's house. She never appeared in the franchise at all; she's only mentioned once in ''The Movie 1st'' [[DVDCommentary audio commentary]].
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!!!Tropes associated to Sierra:
* TheGhost: She never appeared in any media. Sierra was mentioned only once... in ''The Movie 1st'' audio commentary. Fourteen years after the PT Incident in the canon timeline.
* OnlyOneName: Fate and Nanoha mention only one name.
* VehicularThemeNaming: Apparently after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Sierra Ford Sierra]].
[[/folder]]

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!Family Takamachi

[[folder:Kyouya Takamachi]]
!!Kyouya Takamachi
!!!Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kyouya_Takamachi_7349.jpg]]

Nanoha's older brother, who is a college student in the first series. He was the hero in ''TriangleHeart3'', but the only things that carry over are his skill with swords, his relationship with Shinobu and his {{Seiyuu}}, Creator/HikaruMidorikawa.
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!!!Tropes associated with Kyouya:
* CovertPervert: Hinted to be quite a big one at the audio dramas, as a Jewel Seed, which acts based on the desires of those who come into contact with it, turns into a water monster that tries ripping off girls' swimsuits.
* DemotedToExtra: He was the hero in ''TriangleHeart3''. In ''Nanoha'', he only has a few appearances, and only in the first two seasons.
* HeirToTheDojo
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The main protagonist of TriangleHeart3.
* {{Muggle}}
* PutOnABus: In Germany with Shinobu in the first Sound Stage of ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', where the rest of the family appears.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: He seems fairly shy about his relationship with Shinobu.
* TheStoic: Not to the same degree as Chrono, but fairly serious most of the time, and supposedly even more so before getting into a relationship with Shinobu.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his father.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miyuki Takamachi]]
!!Miyuki Takamachi
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RyokoShiraishi
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Miyuki_6398.jpg]]

Nanoha's older sister who may or may not be her cousin, as she was ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever''. A high school student in the original series. She's quite fond of petting Yuuno.
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!!!Tropes associated with Miyuki:

* CoolBigSis: To Nanoha. In the first season, she helped Nanoha to encourage Nanoha while Miyuki was just training.
* DemotedToExtra: Somewhat less so than the other members of the family besides Nanoha, as she becomes friends with Amy in the sound stages, but she's still virtually gone after ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
* HeirToTheDojo
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Her referring to Kyouya as "Kyou-chan" could suggest that she's his cousin, but Nanoha uses this as a way of suggesting that Fate doesn't necessarily have to use terms for older siblings on Chrono.
* {{Meganekko}}: The only one in the family.
* {{Muggle}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Momoko Takamachi]]
!!Momoko Takamachi
!!!Voiced by: Erika Amano
[[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Momoko_6994.jpg]]

Nanoha's mother, who runs a cafe called the Midori-ya together with her husband Shirou.
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!!!Tropes associated with Momoko:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: In ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3'', she wasn't neither Kyoya's nor Miyuki's mother. If she's the biological mother of both them in the ''Nanoha'' continuity, she must be 14 when Kyoya was born, and 16 when Miyuki's was born, and 24 when Nanoha was born.
* {{Muggle}}
* OlderThanSheLooks: She looks exactly the same in ''Manga/ViVid'' as she did in the first series, ''fourteen years earlier''.
* OpenMindedParent: Fairly understanding about letting Nanoha go away for several days in season 1. Also didn't even blink when Lindy explained the situation, and nonchalantly greets her 19-year old daughter in the ''Sound Stage'' when she stops by to visit with her students after moving to another planet/dimension.
-->'''Students:''' "Her mom treats Nanoha-san like she's a normal girl!"
* RapunzelHair: Has very long hair. Her youngest daughter get this hair, too.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Nanoha looks very much like her in scenes where she lets her hair down.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shirou Takamachi]]
!!Shirou Takamachi
!!!Voiced by: KazuyaIchijou
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Shirou_3751.jpg]]

Nanoha's father, who is alive in this version but quit his bodyguard job after being hospitalized for a long time. He owns and works at the Midori-ya cafe, but also coaches a kids soccer team.
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!!!Tropes associated with Shirou:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: He was 18 when Kyoya was born, 20 when Miyuki was born, and 28 when Nanoha was born.
* {{Muggle}}
* OpenMindedParent: Like his wife.
* RetiredBadass: A former bodyguard. And in ''TriangleHeart3'', he was born into a powerful {{Samurai}} family.
* ScarsAreForever: Got ''really'' scarred from a job-related incident that left him hospitalized for a while.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He is alive in ''Nanoha'' but dead in ''TriangleHeart3'', since the mentioned incident killed him instead of causing him injuries... when Momoko was pregnant with Nanoha. Ouch.
** This incident seemed to happen a few years later, as Nanoha was a small child when it happened in this continuity.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Kyouya looks like a younger version of him.
* SupremeChef: Such a good pastry chef that, after retirement, he makes a living out of his cooking.
[[/folder]]

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!Friends

[[folder:Alisa Bannings]]
!!Alisa Bannings
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya
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One of Nanoha's schoolfriends. Alisa has the honor of being the first person to be on the receiving end of a Nanoha befriending, when Nanoha hit her for bullying Suzuka. She got better soon, thankfully. In the first season, she saves a wounded Arf who later sees a saviour in her.

Outside the main continuity, she is one of the five main characters in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT''.
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!!!Tropes associated with Alisa:
* ActorAllusion: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', Alisa and Suzuka's Devices and powers are references to their voice actresses in the anime. Alisa (RieKugimiya) is a [[PlayingWithFire fire-elemental]] wielding Sword named ''[[FlamingSword Flame Eyes]]'', clearly referencing Kugimiya's breakout role as [[ShakuganNoShana Shana]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', Alisa's hair is illustrated with a more reddish tone. She's still blond, but her reddish blond hair fits her [[PlayingWithFire fire element]] better.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Alisa Lowell in ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3'' to Alisa Bannings in ''LyricalNanoha''.
* AscendedExtra: She, Suzuka and Alicia become main characters in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'' where they even get their MagicalGirl forms.
* BigFriendlyDog: Suzuka has cute kitties. Alisa has huge puppies. She even briefly takes in an injured Arf (in wolf form) after finding her by the road side one night.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Holds the dubious honor of being the first person Nanoha "befriended"[[note]]At least in this universe. In Triangle Heart 3, Chrono had that dubious honor for himself[[/note]], to stop her from bullying Suzuka.
* DumbBlonde: Averted. She has excellent grades.
* FlamingSword: Flame Eyes, her Device in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
* GirlishPigtails: Until she cuts her hair.
* GratuitousEnglish: The English dub [[KeepItForeign changes it]] to GratuitousJapanese.
* {{Jerkass}}: Before [[DefeatMeansFriendship becoming friends]] with Nanoha and Suzuka, notes that she didn't care at all about how other people felt, prompting Nanoha to slap her for taking Suzuka's ribbon to show her what pain is like.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Nanoha, Fate and Hayate.
* {{Ojou}}: She lives in a BigFancyHouse with huge dogs, and she has a butler who is also her chauffeur with a limousine.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Girl]]: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
* PlayingWithFire: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
* RapunzelHair: Until the epiloque of ''A's''.
* [[BlueOniRedOni Red Oni to Suzuka's Blue]]
* ShanaClone: Despite the anime being aired one year before ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' and the original Alisa from ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3'' appeared two years before Shana herself, Alisa has many traits and the [[RieKugimiya seiyuu]] to fit this role. Ultimately, she becomes a ShanaClone in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', where she has a [[PlayingWithFire fire-elemental]] Device in form of a sword called ''Flame Eyes''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Arisa, Alisa or Alyssa? Bannings or Bunnings? In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', she wrote "Ari''ss''a" on one of Fate's [=CDs=].
* SpoiledSweet: She's not really different than any other normal girl.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Together with Suzuka.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Suzuka.
* {{Tsundere}}: It's RieKugimiya... [[PigeonholedVoiceActor need we explain more]]? In episode 6 of season 1, she gets upset with Nanoha for not confiding in her, but despite that, is the first to volunteer to copy her notes for her. When Nanoha returns, she welcomes her back, but doesn't get as emotional as Suzuka does.
* WhipItGood: She has a fiery variant in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Suzuka Tsukimura]]
!!Suzuka Tsukimura
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AiShimizu (JP), Creator/XantheHuynh (EN)
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Another of Nanoha's school friends, and the little sister of Kyoya's girlfriend Shinobu. She meets and becomes friends Hayate in ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'', and helps introduce Nanoha and Fate to her.

Outside the main continuity, she is one of the five main characters in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT''.
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!!!Tropes associated with Suzuka:
* ActorAllusion: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', Alisa and Suzuka's Devices and powers are references to their voice actresses in the anime. Suzuka (Creator/AiShimizu) is an [[AnIcePerson ice-elemental]] wielding ''[[TrickedOutGloves Snow White]]'', which shares the same name, namesake and elemental power as one of Shimizu's characters in ''Manga/{{MAR}}''.
* AscendedExtra: She, Alisa and Alicia become main characters and [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
* BadassNormal: She beat Fate in dodgeball in the ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' manga. Sure it's dodgeball, but she ''did'' reverse Fate's undodgeable attack and knock her out.
* BarrierWarrior: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]'', she can create ice barriers. She is also more a defensive type.
* [[BlueOniRedOni Blue Oni to Alisa's Red]]
* BookDumb: Her best grades are below average and she's only good in P.E.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Proven during the dodgeball game in the ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' manga. Fate had jumped, like, [[InASingleBound 50 feet into the air]] to smash the ball almost straight *down* at Suzuka. Suzuka caught the ball and [[CatchAndReturn lobbed it back UP at Fate so hard that it knocked her out.]]
** Likely a reference to the fact that in ''{{Triangle Heart 3}}'', Suzuka's older sister is a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], and presumably Suzuka is as well.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Unlike Nanoha, Fate and Alisa, she gets below average grades in mathematics, although her language grades are also mediocre.
* FantasticallyIndifferent: She never questions about Hayate's family, even Hayate knows that her own family looks suspicious.
* HairColorDissonance: Suzuka's purple hair might just be [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack representing a different shade of black]], which isn't uncommon among purple-haired characters.
* HairDecorations: Wears a handband, even as an adult.
* AnIcePerson: In ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
* KindheartedCatLover: Her house is filled with cats.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Nanoha, Hayate and Fate.
* {{Ojou}}: She lives in a BigFancyHouse with a lot of cats, and she has two personal maids.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Suzuka is the best girl/student, in P.E. Her motivation for sports surpasses even Alisa's passion to surpass Fate in every subject.
* RapunzelHair: Unlike Alisa, Suzuka keeps her long hair.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In the first ''[[Anime/NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' sound stage, Shamal notes Suzuka has become quite a beauty.
* ShrinkingViolet: Particularly before she became friends with Nanoha and Alisa.
* SpoiledSweet: She's not really different than any other normal girl.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Together with Alisa. However, she has a single role in ''A's'' as Hayate's first friend.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Alisa, although interestingly enough, she's good at sports but merely average in academics.
* TomboyishPonytail: In ''INNOCENT'', when she is in her Barrier Jacket.
* TrickedOutGloves: Snow White, her Device in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent [=INNOCENT=]]]''.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Her arranging a surprise Christmas visit for Hayate leads Nanoha and Fate to see the Wolkenritter with Hayate, when they are trying desperately to keep Hayate's status as their mistress secret. A fight ensues, and things get worse from there because of outside interference.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: One of the few humans from Earth with an unnatural hair color. Also because her sister, who appeared in ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3'', has purple hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shinobu Tsukimura]]
!!Shinobu Tsukimura
!!!Voiced by: MiyuMatsuki

Suzuka's older sister and Kyouya's girlfriend.
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!!!Tropes related with Shinobu:
* AdaptedOut: In both movies, probably because that she's a minor character and the events involving her family never happen there.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "watashi" instead of being a ThirdPersonPerson as in ''TriangleHeart3''.
* {{Muggle}}: If she's not a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] like in ''TriangleHeart3''.
* OfficialCouple: With Kyouya.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Since ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3'' has characters with many funny hair colors, Shinobu has still her purple hair in ''Nanoha''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Noel and Farin]]
!!Noel K. Ehrlichkeit and Farin K. Ehrlichkeit
!!!Voiced by: Creator/HyoSei (Noel), Creator/AsukaTanii (Farin)

The head maid of the Tsukimura family and Suzuka's personal maid, respectively.
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!!!Tropes associated with Noel and Farin:
* AdaptedOut: In both movies, probably because that they are minor characters and the events involving the Tsukimura family never happen there.
* CoolBigSis: Nanoha describes Farin as this to Suzuka.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Farin.
* GenkiGirl: Farin.
* {{Meido}}: In ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3'' the two were {{Robot Maid}}s, but are presumably human in this story.
* {{Muggles}}: If they really aren't {{Robot Maid}}s.
* OneeSama: Farin refers to Noel this way.
* SiblingYinYang: Farin is cheerful, friendly, and relatively informal with the children of the family she serves and their friends. By contrast, Noel is more serious and formal in her speech and actions.
* TheStoic: Noel.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Like in ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Samejima]]
!!Samejima
!!!Voiced by: Kenji Maekawa

Alisa's butler and chauffeur, who helps her to bring the injured Arf to the Bannings' mansion.
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* TheCameo: Unlike the Tsukimuras' maids, he does appear in ''The Movie 1st''.
* TheDriver: He also serves as Alisa's chauffeur. It is a coincidence that Alisa notices the injured Arf when he's just driving the limousine.
* OldRetainer: In contrast to the Ehrlichkeit sisters, Samejima is an old butler.
* SatelliteCharacter: Like most butler characters.
[[/folder]]
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!Other

[[folder:Ai Makihara]]
!!Ai Makihara
!!!Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita
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A veterinarian in Uminari City who tends to Yuuno when Nanoha and her friends take him to her.
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!!!Tropes related with Ai Makihara:
* DemotedToExtra: She was one of the major heroines in ''Triangle Heart 2'' and a side character in ''TriangleHeart3'', but has a minor appearance in ''Nanoha'' and in TheMovie (yet she still has speaking lines in TheMovie, unlike the rest of the Takamachi family).
* HairDecorations: Wears a hair band.
* KindlyVet: Was willing to treat even strange ferret boys that get sent her way (of course she didn't know he was human).
* {{Muggle}}
* OnlyOneName: Is simply credited as Director Makihara in both, the TV series and in TheMovie.
* OnlySixFaces: In TheMovie, her face looks really similar to Nanoha's. They have even the same eye colors.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She wears a pink hair band and pink clothes under her labcoat.
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