Characters who have appeared in the ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' anime series, including the {{OVA}} sequel ''{{Mai-Otome Zwei}}'' and the manga.
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!Mai-Otome
[[folder:Main Characters]]
!!Arika Yumemiya
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[[caption-width-right:350:"I finally found my dream! So call me reckless or whatever, but I'm going to do it."]]
->'''VoiceActor:''' MikaKikuchi (JP), Angie Beers (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Coral, Azure Sky Sapphire
->'''Master:''' Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom
The focal character of the main series. Arika is a traveler from the faraway nation of Galelia, who arrived in the kingdom of Windbloom to enroll at Garderobe Academy for clues to the whereabouts of her MissingMom. She was given the "[[OrphansPlotTrinket Azure Sky Sapphire]]" Gem, which becomes the key to realizing her dream of becoming an Otome. [[spoiler: Arika is the daughter of Lena Sayers, the previous Azure Sky Sapphire and Otome to the previous king of Windbloom.]]
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* TenMinuteRetirement - While dealing with the emotional strain of [[spoiler:Erstin's death]], she declares she no longer wants to be an Otome and runs off, but decides to return after she talks with Mashiro and they escape from a desert monster together.
* [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]]
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove
* AnimalMotifs: Is nicknamed "Arinko-chan"/"Antsy" by Sergey (and in Zwei, Mahya) because her GirlishPigtails resemble antennae.
-->"I'm not an ant! I'm Arika!"
* BattleButler: All Meister Otome are, but Arika in particular is Mashiro's.
* BettyAndVeronica: Betty to Nina's Veronica.
* {{BFS}}: The Sword of Akatsuki in Materialize Zwei.
* BlitheSpirit
* BreakTheCutie: In a particularly cruel example, resulting in a HeroicBSOD and TenMinuteRetirement.
* CelibateHeroine: After they end up on opposite sides, Arika gives up on pursuing Sergay and commits herself to being an Otome.
* CharacterExaggeration - Is more idiotic in the manga.
* ChasteHero: Knows hardly anything about love despite developing feelings for Sergay.
* CountryMouse: Quite unfamiliar with many aspects of city life.
* CustomUniform: Hers has pink trim.
* DirtyOldMan: In some of the extras.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the last scene of ''{{Mai-HiME}}'''s final episode, she runs on-screen from the left as Mai, Mikoto and Natsuki are walking away, then looks at the screen for a few seconds before running off again.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: She was already faster than Nina, a student Otome, in the first episode, and fought against a Slave before she manifested any powers whatsoever. Then she got nanomachines.
* ExpressiveHair: Her hair does odd stuff like twisting into hearts.
* {{Expy}}: Arika is friendly like Mai, perky like Mikoto, and also [[spoiler:reminds Miyu of Alyssa]].
** Not to mention ''also'' as [[{{Gainaxing}} "perky"]] as Mai after the 1-year TimeSkip between the TV series and [[{{Mai-Otome Zwei}} the OVA]] [[IncrediblyLamePun (snickers)]].
* FanServicePack: See above.
* FieryRedhead
* FinalFirstHug: With [[spoiler:her mother when she destroys Schwartz's Founder tank]].
* FirstNameBasis: Speaks completely informally from everyone to her upperclassmen to ''the queen''.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Notable in episode 3, when she's sitting along in a forest and Sergey shows up.
* {{Gainaxing}}: ''Especially'' obvious in ''{{Mai-Otome Zwei}}''.
* GenerationXerox: It turns out that she's most like [[spoiler:her mother's charge, Sifr, in terms of personality and her dream of being an Otome]]. Her rivalry with Nina is noted as being similar to Shizuru and Haruka's rivalry, and Mai and Natsuki's, although it has more tragic results than either.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HeroicBSOD: Somewhere around Episode 15, she temporarily stops being her usual genki self.
* HonorBeforeReason
* HotBlooded
* [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]]: Starts this way.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: The final battle [[spoiler:after Nina is possessed by the Harmonium]].
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The Azure Sky Sapphire's Zwei Mode.
* InTheBlood: [[spoiler:Though her natural potential isn't nearly as absurd as her mother's.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: To Miya, regarding Miya's discovery that her and her best friend's home countries are at the brink of war. [[spoiler:This likely makes it easier for Tomoe to manipulate Miya into setting up Arika for AttemptedRape]].
* JumpedAtTheCall / AscendedFangirl: After seeing Shizuru in action in the first episode, Arika makes her decision to join Garderobe.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: She was searching for the academy anyway, but she wanted to become an Otome after watching Shizuru fight.
* TheMcCoy
* MeaningfulName: Written in kanji, her last name means "dream princess."
* NaiveNewcomer: She has ''no idea'' that Otome are weapons of mass destruction. She's just there for the pretty and because they look cool.
* NewTransferStudent
* OddCouple: First with Nina, and then with Mashiro after the former [[FaceHeelTurn joins the Dark Side.]]
* OrphansPlotTrinket: The Azure Sky Sapphire pendant.
* ParentalAbandonment: Arika's mother is [[MissingMom missing and presumed dead]]. [[spoiler:In episode 24, the latter turns out to be true]]. Her father is not mentioned.
** In the manga, her father is [[spoiler: Rad/Reito, who works as the BlackKnight of Schwarz.]]
** The OAV implies that her father may be [[spoiler: Shirow, a man who appears to be becoming close to Lena, and also uses her "[[WhatWouldXDo Grandma says]]" CatchPhrase]]. What happened to him is anyone's guess.
* PluckyGirl
* PossessionImpliesMastery - It's not instant, but she's able to figure out how to use the Coral Robe's various abilities during her first Materialization.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: A firm believer in this. Nina notes that her relationship with Mashiro is closer to being friends than master and Otome, and their getting along enables Arika to use Materialize Zwei.
* PrecociousCrush: On Sergey, but she eventually gets over it.
* PuppyDogEyes
* [[spoiler: RedHerring: A reveal says that she's the real lost princess of Windblum, though she quickly assumes that to be a mistake. Turns out she was right.]]
* RaisedByGrandparents - Her maternal grandmother raised her until she died a few months prior to the start of the series.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Nina's (and later Mashiro's) Blue Oni
* SuperMode: Materialize Zwei, which unlocks the full potential of the Azure Sky Sapphire.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Says this when Tomoe [[spoiler:makes fun of Erstin's death]].
* TheWatson: At the start of the series, she knows almost as little about Otomes as the viewer does.
* WhatWouldXDo: Arika is [[CatchPhrase constantly quoting advice]] from her late grandmother.
* WideEyedIdealist: Doesn't like the idea that the Otome might have to fight against their friends, and wants to prevent war from happening.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Nina Wáng
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[[caption-width-right:350:"I don't need anyone other than Father!"]]
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/AmiKoshimizu (JP), Kris Rundle (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Coral, Ultimate Black Diamond, Neptune Emerald / (manga) Azure Sky Sapphire, Black Smoke Chrysoberyl
->'''Master:''' Nagi Dai Artài, [[spoiler:Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom (in ''Zwei'')]]
Nina is the top-ranked Coral student at Garderobe Academy, a training ground for Otome candidates. She is not happy with Arika's sudden arrival, but learns to put up with her for the time being. Nina is the adoptive daughter of Major Sergay Wáng of Artài (anime only; in the manga, the two are not related). [[spoiler:In truth, Nina is the ''real'' long-missing Princess Mashiro of Windbloom, though she doesn't know.]]
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* AchillesInHisTent - In Zwei.
* ActionDuo - With Arika in ''{{Mai-Otome Zwei}}''.
* ActionSurvivor - In Zwei, doesn't have access to her Robe for much of her screen time, leaving her mostly helpless when exploring the ruins with Nao.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]: In Zwei, [[spoiler:wants to make up for what she did while working for Nagi]].
* BettyAndVeronica - Veronica to Arika's Betty.
* BifurcatedWeapon / DualWielding: [[spoiler:After Nina's FaceHeelTurn, she gets a pair of sai daggers that can combine to form a lance as big as the one Arika uses.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* BrokenBird - By the end. [[spoiler:She is bearing the weight of her guilt over killing Erstin and her other deeds in Nagi's service, and her father Sergay is on the brink of death, kept alive only by her operating the Harmonium.]]
* CelibateHero
* [[spoiler:ChildSoldier]] - [[spoiler: She met Sergay when he and his squad took out a rebel cell in Artài that was training children to be terrorists.]]
* ChineseGirl: Artai is the FantasyCounterpartCulture to China, and in her locket photo, she is seen wearing a qipao.
* ClingyJealousGirl - Slightly inverted in that she tries to hide it behind [[StoicWoobie stoicism]].
* [[DaddysGirl Daddy's Girl]] - Initially seems like a straightforward example of a girl who wants to please her father, but as time goes by, it's revealed that there's quite a bit more to it, as she [[ParentalIncest is in love]] [[{{Squick}} with him]].
* DarkIsEvil: Her Ultimate Black Diamond, according to the character guide, is representative of her “extreme and mostly selfish” love for Sergay, which is antithetical to the Otomes' selfless devotion to their masters.
* DarkMagicalGirl
* DeathGlare - To anyone female Daddy is nice to.
* DefeatMeansFriendship - [[spoiler: She and Arika hadn't quite reached out-and-out ''friendship'' in their relationship before Nina's FaceHeelTurn.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen
* [[spoiler:TheDragon]] - To [[spoiler:Nagi]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: Like Arika, she shows up periodically as one of Mai's classmates in ''{{Mai-HiME}}'', but has no speaking lines.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Being mortified at accidentally showing her father her panties, showcasing the one weakness in her stoic demeanor.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange - Wears her hair down in Zwei until coming out of retirement.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Gets a new Meister Robe after she becomes Nagi's Otome, and a new non-combat uniform.
* {{Expy}}: Nina's [[TheLancer role in the story]] is similar to that of Natsuki (except for [[spoiler:the whole LoveMakesYouEvil deal]].)
* FaceHeelTurn[[spoiler:, followed by a HeelFaceTurn in ''Zwei'']]
* {{Fallen Hero}}ine: She tried so hard, and fell so far...so, ''so'' far.
* [[spoiler:FallenPrincess]] - [[spoiler:The real Princess Mashiro and the rightful heir to Windbloom.]]
* ForWantOfANail: In the manga, she is not Sergay's daughter, and thus consistently remains loyal to the heroes. It helps that [[spoiler:Nagi is not the main antagonist this time]].
* [[spoiler:GoodCostumeSwitch]]: In Zwei.
* GirlishPigtails
* GrumpyBear
* [[spoiler: IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight]] - The final battle.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope - Some of the stuff she does for Nagi out of love for Sergay is...yeah.
* KamehameHadoken: Does this to Arika in their first fight, but without an energy blast.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: (anime) The character in question is [[spoiler:her (adoptive) father, Sergay]]. [[{{Squick}} Yup...]]
* LoveMartyr
* MakingASplash: [[spoiler:Her new GEM's ability in Zwei]].
* OddCouple: With Arika.
* TheOjou - Of the Wáng family.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler:In the final battle with Arika, transforms and loses control of herself]].
* [[spoiler:PaintItBlack: Nina's post-FaceHeelTurn uniform looks exactly like her old one, except with a darker color scheme. Her TransformationSequence even shows a black shadow, signifying her new "evil" status.]]
* ParentalAbandonment - Nina is an orphan Sergay adopted [[spoiler:who is the daughter of the previous Queen and King of Windbloom]].
* ParentalIncest - What she'd like to have happen. [[spoiler:It almost does toward the end of the series, but Sergay doesn't go through with it]].
* PerpetualFrowner - To the point where she looks hilariously constipated half the time.
* PersonOfMassDestruction - When she uses the [[spoiler:Harmonium]]. Hoo boy.
* PrecociousCrush - On ''her (adopted) father''. Major {{Squick}}.
* TheQuietOne - And [[BewareTheNiceOnes you know what they say...]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Arika's Red.
* TheRival: Romantically and academically, to Arika.
* RivalTurnedEvil
* [[spoiler:RoyalBlood]] - [[spoiler:Actually the real Princess Mashiro.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality - In general.
* {{Tsundere}} - Towards Arika
* {{Tsurime Eyes}}
* TheUnfettered
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Girl]]: Strives for Sergay's approval, including acknowledging her as an adult.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom
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->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/{{Yukana}} (JP), Katie Rowan (EN)
->'''Otome:''' Arika Yumemiya, [[spoiler:Nina Wáng]]
The princess (soon queen) of the Kingdom of Windbloom. At first, Mashiro is rebellious and quite unenthusiastic about the responsibilities of her job, and [[spoiler:may not actually be the real heir to the kingdom, if rumors are to be believed]]. Through a series of (unfortunate?) events, she becomes Arika's Master.
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: ''Very'' early on, in episode three.
* AscendedExtra: Mashiro in ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' was merely a supporting character and the school director. Now she's a princess and one of the main three.
* [[spoiler: BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: In ''Zwei'', is able to fly with Arika over the planet despite not even being Materialized, though it's possible that Arika had something to do with it.]]
* BerserkButton: Arika finds out that referring to her as a "[[spoiler:fake princess]]" is one.
* BreakTheCutie: As part of her CharacterDevelopment.
* BreakTheHaughty: Her character arc in a nutshell.
* CharacterDevelopment: Begins the series as a bratty princess, then has her throne [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs snatched out from under her]], and is forced to rebuild her reputation from the ground up, a job she later takes on with pride.
* CrossPoppingVeins: Featured image on the page, even.
* DistressedDamsel
* DontYouDarePityMe
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* {{Expy}}: Of {{Mai-HiME}}'s Mashiro Kazahana.
* [[spoiler:[[FakeKing Fake Queen]]]]
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Prior to her character development, while not villainous a example, her growing up a spoiled princess has led to doing little more than abuse her power. [[spoiler: The fact that she was hated by everyone but her maid Aoi and her incompetent reign allowed Nagi to pull off his plan (which led to her people hating her even more) leads to her getting out of this.]]
* GratuitousFrench: In her name.
* GreenEyes
* HeroicBSOD: Briefly, after she realizes just how much her people hate her when they [[spoiler:[[DisneyDeath kill Aoi]], her caretaker, right in front of her out of hatred for the queen. Don't worry, Aoi Gets Better]].
* [[spoiler:IdenticalGrandson]]: If the opening scene of ''{{Mai-Otome Zwei}}'' is right, Mashiro looks [[spoiler:exactly like the queen of Windbloom from the time Fumi became the first Otome. It's thus possible that those who passed her off as the real princess did so while invoking this trope.]]!
* KingIncognito: Starting with her first appearance. Apparently she runs around Windbloom all the time in commoner's clothes and no one even notices she's the queen.
* LonelyRichKid: Up until Arika's arrival
* MeaningfulName: Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom is an {{Expy}} of Mashiro Kazehana from {{Mai-HiME}}. Kazehana literally means "wind bloom."
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Named after the first Otome, Fumi's, GEM, the Pure White Diamond (Mashiro Kongouseki).
* NobleFugitive: After the MoodWhiplash WhamEpisode.
* OddCouple: With Arika.
* TheOjou: And also [[spoiler:NonRoyalPrincess]]...which is the same trope, really.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both the previous king and queen were killed fourteen years ago. [[spoiler: Since she's really just a random baby the home secretary found and claimed was Princess Mashiro, she's never known her real parents, either.]]
* PrideBeforeAFall
* RebelliousPrincess
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Arika's red.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Particularly her signet ring.
* RichBitch / RoyalBrat: Mashiro before...
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Mashiro ''after''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mainly toward Arika, often outwardly denying feelings of concern for her.
* TwoActStructure: Mashiro's character description can be pretty neatly divided into "pre-CharacterDevelopment" and "post-CharacterDevelopment."
* WellExcuseMePrincess
* [[TheWisePrince The Wise Queen]]: On her way to becoming this.
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[[folder:Garderobe Academy Students]]
!!Coral Otome
->First-year students at Garderobe Academy, Coral Otome all fight using the same Coral Robe. Two are assigned as room attendants to second-year Pearls, who mentor them while they do chores. Only half of all Corals advance to their second year.

!!!Erstin Ho
->'''VoiceActor:''' MinamiKuribayashi (JP), Lorie Barnes-Smith (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Coral, [[spoiler: (manga) Rainbow Cloud Rhodonite]]
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno [[spoiler: (manga) Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom]]
->'''Home country:''' An Nam
Erstin is one of Arika and Nina's friends and roommates on campus. She is unusually gentle and meek, and tries not to hurt anyone. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for her, Erstin belongs to a family who follows the Schwarz (no, not ''[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} that]]'' Schwarz), and is turned against the ones she loves, resulting in her death in the anime.]]
* {{Blackmail}}: In the manga, it's implied she did this, as it's noted that she had some leverage to use on Natsuki when negotiating to move back into Nina's room, which happens immediately after she learns Manshiro is male.
* DoesNotLikeMen: In the manga, to the point of panic attacks.
* FightingYourFriend: In the manga, is manipulated into fighting against Arika in a Butou match.
* GraspTheSun: [[spoiler:In her dying moments]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: (anime) [[spoiler:Block's Nina's attack with her slave to stop her from attacking Arika (despite the fact that Schwarz is on Nagi's side), costing her her life]] (manga) [[spoiler:Tries to do this with a grenade to stop Dark Hime Natsuki, but fails and survives]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Ers" to most of her friends.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: An unwitting one, but it traumatizes her a lot, and she ends up [[KilledOffForReal paying the price for it]].]]
* PersonalEffectsReveal: [[spoiler:She left behind a letter for Arika and Nina, which the latter reads after Erstin's death]].
* SchoolgirlLesbians: [[Manga/MaiOtome Manga]]!Erstin's crush on Nina is made obvious from the very start. May also apply to her anime incarnation, depending on one's interpretation of [[spoiler:her last letter to Nina]]. She also acts this way among her other schoolmates, and in the sound dramas, admits to having a crush on her OneeSama Akane, while under the influence of a mushroom that removes her inhibitions.
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation]]: In the manga, [[spoiler:she survives and becomes one of Mashiro's Otome]]
* [[TakingTheBullet Taking The Acid Flask]]: She pushes Nina and Arika out of the way of a dropped acid flask, but gets her leg splashed for her trouble.
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
* [[spoiler:{{Tykebomb}}]]

!!!Irina Woods
->'''VoiceActor:''' KumikoHiga (JP), Leah Dubbin-Steckel (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Coral
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
->'''Home country:''' Aries
Irina is the fourth member of Arika's initial FourGirlEnsemble, and she is fond of engineering and scientific endeavors. She was invited to Garderobe on a scholarship from her home country of Aries. Her closest friends on campus are Erstin and Professor Youko.
* {{Expy}}: Irina looks a bit like Yukino, who appears in this series as her home country's president.
* GadgeteerGenius
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Late in the anime, during the occupation of Windbloom, she asks Nina what happened to Arika and Erstin, but gets no response.
* {{Meganekko}}
* PlayfulHacker: She exhibits this trait when [[spoiler:reprogramming the Fumi System during the Otome war near the end of the series.]]
* TeenGenius

!!!Tomoe Marguerite
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/RieTanaka (JP), Tracy Sutton (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Coral, [[spoiler:Cursed Obsidian]]
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno, [[spoiler: Lena Sayers]]
->'''Home Country:''' Windbloom
Tomoe is the second-ranked Coral student in Garderobe Academy. Unlike her fellow Otome peers, she is willing to use every dirty trick in the book to maintain her status, and makes it clear on a few occasions that she dislikes everybody [[spoiler:(with one exception, and ''only'' one: Shizuru, whom she's had a crush on since she was a youngster)]]. [[spoiler:After Schwarz assumes control over the school, she is contracted into joining Nagi's special Valkyrie squadron.]]

* AnimeHair: Long hair on her right and short on her left.
* BaitTheDog: While her nasty true personality is well-known enough not to be considered a spoiler, she initially comes off as a friendly, polite and talented Coral.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She puts on a polite front when people other than Arika and Miya are around, and even sticks up for Arika on a few points (including during her scheme to frame Arika for selling her uniform) in order to maintain it.
* BlatantLies: Virtually any scene in which she acts nice to Arika, or anyone else. One scene that sticks out is late in the series, after making some comments mocking Nina's relationship with Sergay, Nina loses her temper and slaps Tomoe hard. Tomoe then claims to Shizuru that she did nothing to deserve this treatment.
* ChewingTheScenery: Normally, Tomoe speaks in a calm manner, but does a lot more shouting after [[spoiler:her defection and subsequent reunion with Arika]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: She hates Arika just for getting attention from Shizuru even though it wasn't even that much
* DarkChick
* DarkIsEvil: Her Cursed Obsidian GEM
* DarkMagicalGirl
* DemotedToExtra: In the manga, only appears a few times alongside other generic students, and is not evil.
* DevilInPlainSight: Subtlety is not one of Tomoe's strong points, but yet only Chie and Shizuru are aware of her true motives.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Following the Schwarz invasion, Tomoe ditches her Coral Robe for [[spoiler:a suit of transforming all-black fighter-jet armor, complete with SpikesOfVillainy and a [[BladeOnAStick mean spear]]]].
* {{Expy}}: Essentially a more villainous version of Shizuru from the original series.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her only motive is possessing Shizuru and hates so much as giving attention to anybody else. She only works with Nagi since it helps her, she doesn't care about his plans, though she has no problem with the destruction they cause either
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:For all she has done, she survives her DisneyVillainDeath, and according to ''Zwei'' she apparently didn't get any punishment beyond having to leave the academy.]]
* KickTheDog: Forcing Shizuru to sleep with her to guarantee Natsuki's safety. [[spoiler: (Even though being "forced" was what Shizuru wanted in the first place.)]]
** After [[spoiler:seeing Miya TakingTheHeat for her, for which Miya ultimately gets expelled, she mutters to herself that Miya is worthless]].
* [[spoiler:LesCollaborateurs]]: [[spoiler:Joins the Valkyrie squad along with a few other Corals after being promised promotion to Meister status]].
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:Shortly before her defeat at Arika's hands]], she screams, "Stop fucking around, you damn ant!"
* PrecociousCrush: Has had a crush on Shizuru since she was a young girl and Shizuru was a Pearl Otome.
* PsychoLesbian
* ScarpiaUltimatum: To Shizuru, by falsely claiming that Natsuki has been captured, too.
* VillainousBreakdown: After learning that Shizuru was merely pretending to have feelings for her, and seeing Chie and the Aswad intervene to protect Arika.
* {{Yandere}}: Tomoe wants Shizuru, and is perfectly willing to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill anyone whom she considers "in the way"]] [[spoiler:leading her to attack and attempt to murder Arika, even though Shizuru lavishes a majority of her attention on Natsuki]].

!!! Miya Clochette
->'''VoiceActor:''' Yui Itsuki (JP), Kelsey Schimpf (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Coral
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
->'''Home country:''' Lutecia Remus
Miya is a member of the Coral class, along with Arika, Nina and Tomoe. She gets used by Tomoe as an accomplice for some of the former's most heinous actions, despite her own personal objections. [[spoiler:Unable to stand up to her, she is forced out of Garderobe when Tomoe forces her to take full responsibility for attempting to have Arika raped.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: She's basically Tomoe's punching bag, and gets [[PutOnABusToHell Put On A Sandcruiser To Hell]] in episode 15, when she disappears for good.
* LoveMartyr ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation presumably]])
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:After being expelled, never appears again]].
* TakingTheHeat: Almost no one realizes that Tomoe was responsible for all the schemes against Arika after Miya is caught.

!!! Yayoi Alter
->'''VoiceActor:''' Kimiko Koyama (JP)
->'''GEM:''' Coral
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
->'''Home country:''' Lutecia Romulus
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]] - With Lillie.
* YuriFan - Yayoi squeals the loudest when [[ImagineSpot imagining]] the sorts of things Nao would do to Arika as "[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow punishment]]".

!!! Lillie Aldean
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Jillian Hannah (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Coral
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]] - With Yayoi.

!!Pearl Otome
Second-year students at Garderobe who fight with Pearl Robes and each have two room attendants from the first years.

* CustomUniform: The #1 Pearl's uniform has an white dress instead of a gray dress like the others.

!!!The Trias
->A trio of Garderobe upperclassmen who hold the rank of Pearl Otome. They act as big-sister figures and room supervisors for some of the Corals.
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: In charge of disciplining the students, although sometimes Natuski and Maria step in.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: With the exception of Shiho. Chie sympathizes with Arika for having to face being accused of selling her uniform so early in her time at Garderobe, and she and Akane help find clues to prove Arika's innocence.

!!!! Akane Soir
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/JunkoIwao (JP), Morgan Partridge (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Pearl, [[spoiler:Pure Heart Malachite]]
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno, [[spoiler:Kazuya Krau-xeku]]
->'''Home country:''' Florince
->'''Room attendants:''' Erstin Ho and Irina Woods
Pearl and Trias #1.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In the manga, once she finds out that Kazuya is a Schwarz agent and he’s been cheating on her, she activates her robe and takes him down.
* CatGirl: Her Meister Robe makes her resemble one.
* LoveMartyr: In the manga, takes some extreme measures out of loyalty to Kazuya, including temporarily leaving the academy when he goes missing. When she discovers the truth about him, she returns. (By contrast, her anime incarnation's love for Kazuya is requited, and he's equally willing to make sacrifices)
* OfficialCouple - With Kazu.
* OneeSama: All three are called this, but Akane exemplifies the character type the most.
* RunningGag - Her and Kazu's complete inability to have sex due to all ''sorts'' of extenuating circumstances.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Akane ditches her Meister promotion ceremony to run off with her lover, Kazuya in Episode 13. [[spoiler:He later becomes her Master after he takes the crown of Cardair following Argos XIV's death.]]
* ThatCameOutWrong: In her special, when she and Kazuya are about to have sex.
-->'''Kazuya''': I'm a little scared.
-->'''Akane''': Don't worry, I know lots of stuff.
-->'''Kazuya''': Eh?
-->'''Akane'''': (sheepishly waving hands) No! I didn't mean it like that! I learned lots in school!
-->'''Kazuya''': (nervous laugh) Ah, right.
* WallOfText: Her talking about everything she went through after Kazuya's disappearance in the manga, complete with "Fast forward" and "skip" buttons shown.

!!!! Chie Hallard
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/MitsukiSaiga (JP), Hazel Forman (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Pearl, Cursed Obsidian, Unknown
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno, [[spoiler: Lena Sayers]], Unknown
->'''Home country:''' Aries
->'''Room attendants:''' Tomoe Marguerite and Lillie Adean
Pearl and Trias #2.
* AscendedExtra: Unlike her MaiHime counterpart, she plays a role that is relevant in the main story.
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* CatchAFallingStar: [[spoiler:To a depowered Arika]]
* ChivalrousPervert
* [[spoiler:FakeDefector]]: [[spoiler:Temporarily joins the Valkyrie unit]] to keep an eye on [[spoiler:Tomoe, who joined of her own volition]]. It's believed that [[spoiler: she may also have been spying for Aries' army, as Haruka and Yukino address her as "Major" when they meet near the end]].
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Chie loves to flirt with some of the girls, and is implied to be in a relationship with Aoi, the royal maid.
* SomethingAboutARose Chie always carries a blue rose with her.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Catches Arika as she falls from the air while having her Robe deactivated, and takes an attack from Tomoe meant for Arika]].

!!!! Shiho Huit
->'''VoiceActor:''' SakuraNogawa (JP), Leda Davies (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Pearl, Spiral Spin Serpentine
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno, Charles Guinel Roy d'Florince VIII
->'''Home country:''' Cardair
->'''Room attendants:''' Miya Clochette and Yayoi Alter
Pearl and Trias #3 and a member of the Cardair royal family.
* AlphaBitch: Strongly opposes Arika coming to Garderobe, since she feels she doesn't fit the character of the school as someone without much money or the backing of a nation.
* BerserkButton: Any nicknames related to "spiraling".
* BitchInSheepsClothing: There's a significant contrast between her behavior when the faculty is watching and when they aren't. She even keeps up the facade around most of her fellow students, and keeps her "Spiraling" a closely guarded secret.
* BrokeTheRatingScale: She gives Arika and Erstin's "meal" 0 points just by looking at it. When Arika tricks her into swallowing a morsel, she reduces the score to ''negative 10'' points.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Chiding some of her juniors for gossiping about Nina, then, when she's out of earshot, says she hopes it's the result of her "spiraling" Nina for refusing to be her room attendant.
* ExpressiveHair
* HairTriggerTemper: In her specials, it's suggested that some of the disasters that happened were the result of her getting angrier and angrier, spiraling more and more each time until she spirals herself.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Her "maki maki" [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spiral]] voodoo magic causes no shortage of nuisances for anyone she tries to curse (Arika is a favorite target of hers). Part of a RunningGag.
* JapaneseHonorifics: Calls most of her year-mates and juniors "-san", in addition to using "-oneesama" on senior Otome, although her tone is not always respectful (for example, she uses "-oneesama" on Rosalie even though they loathe each other). When Rosalie laughs at her when she trips during their confrontation, Shiho [[SayMyName screams Rosalie's name]] [[HeyYou without honorifics]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: In the manga, she manipulates Erstin into fighting Arika by using her being moved out of Nina's room against her, along with MindControl.
* PluckyComicRelief

!!!Juliet Nao Zhang
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/YuukaNanri (JP), Marcy Lannan (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Pearl, [[spoiler:Break String Spinel]]
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
->'''Home country:''' Artài
->'''Room attendants:''' Nina Wang and Arika Yumemiya
Pearl Otome #4 and a native of Artài, Nao likes to keep to herself and intends to use her Garderobe education as a way to marry rich and live easy. [[spoiler:She is later promoted to the vacant Fourth Column spot by Natsuki during Windbloom's time of crisis, and is unhappy about it.]] Only Shiho ever calls her by her real first name, while everyone else addresses her as "Nao".
* AloofAlly
* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]: Type II. Nao does good deeds in spite of her apathy toward the whole Otome thing.
* BrilliantButLazy: She keeps her grades high enough to meet Sergay's standards, but doesn't want to become a Trias. Unfortunately for her, after Akane's departure, she has to replace her.
* ChineseGirl: Like Nina, she is from Artai, and wears a qipao as her standard outfit [[spoiler:as Column IV]].
* CoolBigSis: She may not be frank about it, but this universe's Nao cares for her younger classmates.
* DisMotivation: She gets good grades to meet Sergay's expectations, but stays as #4 Pearl to avoid becoming a Trias. Unfortunately for her, Akane's appointment as Florence's Otome [[spoiler:and subsequent elopement with Kazuya]] means that Nao, now third among the remaining Pearls, replaces Akane on the Trias.
* EmbarrassingFirstName - Juliet.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes - Spiderman to Sara's Batman.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* {{Meganekko}}: In the manga, after briefly losing her contacts.
* MRSDegree: Technically why she's at the school, to find a rich husband. [[spoiler: Except she fails.]]
* OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness - She's actually visibly shocked when she finds out that Arika was almost raped, and is concerned about her behavior in the time afterward.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Drags attempted rapists from a boat through the city's canals.
* [[spoiler:PowerFist + WolverineClaws: Her Meister Robe's Element is a giant claw on her right hand.]]
* RazorFloss
* SenpaiKohai - Nina and Arika, her room attendants and the only two underclassmen with whom she interacts on a regular basis, call her "Nao-senpai" rather than "Nao-[[OneeSama onee-sama]]"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Garderobe Academy Faculty]]
!! Fumi Himeno
->'''GEM:''' Pure White Diamond
->'''Master:''' Unknown Mashiro look-alike
The first Otome and the founder of Garderobe, as well as its first principal and instructor. It's implied that she eventually retired, married, and had a family, because [[spoiler:her body is used as the power source for Garderobe's Predecessor system and produces the school's [=GEMs=]]].
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch]] (manga)
* FolkHero
* FunSize: In the manga, a miniature Fumi can activate Robes.
* ShroudedInMyth
* SinisterScythe: In the manga, her statue holds a scythe. [[spoiler:Her Dark Hime counterpart also wields one against the heroes]].
* SternTeacher: In the manga, tends to penalize Otomes severely for minor mistakes, making it difficult to get the "hearts" required to go up a year.

!! The Five Columns
-> Five Otome contracted to the Predecessor, Fumi Himeno, who serve Garderobe itself rather than any individual country. Their right to Materialize off Garderobe property is strictly regulated by a number of treaties and articles. At the start of the series, the position of the Fourth Column is vacant and is later filled by [[spoiler:Nao]].

!!! Column I:: Sara Gallagher
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro
->'''GEM:''' Galactic Aquamarine
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
->'''Home country:''' Aries
Anime-only character. Hailing from Aries, Sara was once a room attendant to Mai during her Coral days, and she, like Yukino, picks up on Haruka's occasional malapropisms. [[spoiler:Sara, being one of the Columns, sides with Haruka and the other Alliance members in the finale]].
* CoolMask: Comes with the costume.
* NiceHat: In her typical outfit.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Sara's costume is extremely outlandish, even by Column standards. She could probably give [[Characters/CodeGeass Lelouch]] a run for his money...or maybe Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* InvisibilityCloak: Her Robe's specialty.

!!! Column II: Natsuki Kruger
->'''VoiceActor:''' SaekoChiba (JP), Cheryl [=McMaster=] (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Ice Silver Crystal
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
->'''Home Country:''' Aries (manga only)
Natsuki is {{the stoic}} and incredibly business-minded headmistress of Garderobe Academy. She is worried about the recent resurgence in Otome fighting.
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]]: (Manga) To Alyssa. She genuinely cares, she's just way too caught up in her job.
* {{BFG}}: It's so big, that she has to implant the frills from her Robe to stabilize herself when she fires it.
* ButtMonkey
* FauxActionGirl: (anime) Even though Natsuki is a Meister-level Otome, she spends much of her time [[BroughtDownToNormal de-powered]], delegating actual fighting duties to Shizuru. She loses the very first fight she actually gets involved in due to outside interference, and has to rely on [[TheStrategist tactics]] and [[GondorCallsForAid diplomacy]] to regain the upper hand.
* LadyOfWar
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship / SchoolgirlLesbians (until she grew into a non-schoolgirl lesbian, anyway)
* ShowSomeLeg: Nao convinces her to try this to flag down a passing Airies transport, then cuts her pants off to do so, leading to them getting arrested for indecent exposure.
* SupportingLeader: She's the #2 Column, but is often the one setting up the plans and leading the charge.
* TearsOfJoy (manga): When she finally gets a chance to fight.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!! Column III: Shizuru Viola
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/NaomiShindo (JP), Melanie Risdon (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Bewitching Smile Amethyst
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
Shizuru works alongside Natsuki as her assistant and protector. Her [[{{codename}} title]] is the "Bewitching Smile Amethyst", which matches her sometimes flirtatious behavior.
* TheAce
* AcePilot: Bushwhacker type.
* ActionGirl
* BodyguardCrush: Her devotion to Natsuki is absolute. Well, okay, [[ReallyGetsAround not quite absolute]], but when Midori asks her why she's fighting for the world, she responds that she fights for a person close to her, and it isn't hard to figure out who it is.
* CoolSword: [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]]. Double katana. ''[[UpToEleven Double whip katana]]''.
* DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel: During the invasion in Episode 17, she allows herself to get captured to allow Natsuki and the other Meisters to buy enough time to get help.
* DoubleWeapon: Her WhipSword.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: And vice versa.
* GoodBadGirl: Check the title.
* GroinAttack: In the manga, castrates Takeda when he turns out to have been after pictures of Natsuki.
* GuileHero: When she isn't being TheAce, she's [[spoiler: setting Tomoe up for a BreakTheHaughty HumiliationConga]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: Played with. She does a lot of heavy lifting for Natsuki and will sometimes go off on her own to do so; but Natsuki is pretty competent herself.
* LadyOfWar
* LipstickLesbian
* OneeSama
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SchoolgirlLesbians

!!! Column IV: [[spoiler:See Juliet Nao Zhang]]

!!! Column V: Mahya Blythe
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/YumikoKobayashi
->'''GEM:''' Swirling Dance Fluorite
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
Anime-only character. Mahya is the current Fifth Column. She takes her job very seriously, and tries to keep Akane's libido in check so that she doesn't lose her Otome powers.
* CatSmile
* DanceBattler
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* FacialMarkings
* JerkAss: Often makes catty remarks, especially to Akane and Kazuya.
* MomentKiller: Shows up with several royal guards to drag Kazuya back and arrests Akane after finding the two at a motel, about to have sex. According to Zwei, she does this on a fairly regular basis, rigging a net outside Akane's room to prevent Kazuya from sneaking in to have sex.

!! Staff
!!! Maria Graceburt
->'''VoiceActor:''' YokoMatsuoka (JP), Barb Mitchell (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Eternal Recurrence Jasper
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
One of the Garderobe instructors, Maria is an elderly mother figure and strict disciplinarian who tries her best to teach the students how to honor and respect the Otome traditions, as she once used to be a Meister.
* ActionGirl
* BerserkButton: Does not like disrespectful references to her age.
* FullNameBasis: Her typical way of addressing her students.
* IWasQuiteALooker: One of the last episodes of the series, and most of the ''Sifr'' prequel, showcases a much younger and more attractive Maria (with blond hair!). She says she hides this fact because she "wanted to age gracefully" (no pun intended).
* LadyOfWar
* MeaningfulName
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Believes that an Otome's loyalty to a master should take precedence over all others, but eventually comes to question this.
* RetiredBadass
* SternTeacher: In the anime, is typically strict to her students, especially about the harsher aspects of an Otome's life, and believes those who do not have what it takes should quit. In the manga, she even carries a riding crop around.
* SuperSpeed: Her Otome specialty.

!!! Yukariko Steinberg
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Barbara Kozicki (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Illusionary Lapis Lazuli
->'''Master:''' Fumi Himeno
One of the Garderobe instructors, Yukariko is the most visible teacher on campus who is able to remain gentle and calm even under stressful situations.
* HelloNurse: [[AllThereInTheManual Supplementary material]] says that this was why she couldn't hold down a master.
* HotTeacher
* LadyOfWar
* YamatoNadeshiko: She doesn't look the part but she NervesOfSteel personality and is voiced by the trope patron saint.

!!Yohko Helene
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/AkikoKimura
->'''Home country:''' [[spoiler:Aswad]]
Professor Yohko is the school's developer and maintainer of the technology that gives the Otome their powers. She appears to have some sort of past connection with Midori and Rad.
* HotScientist
* MysteriousPast - She comes from [[spoiler:Aswad]], but we never find out the exact circumstances of her departure or her relation to [[spoiler:Midori and Rad]].
* SchoolNurse - She also cares for students illnesses or injuries, regardless of whether they're related to the nanomachines.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Otome]]
!!!Lena Sayers
-> See Mai-Otome 0 S.ifr~ characters.

!!Anh Lu
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/RyokoShintani
->'''GEM:''' Infinite Wisdom Azurit
->'''Master:''' Nguyen Bao
Anh Lu is an Otome from the nation of Annam. [[spoiler:She joins the side of the Alliance in their effort to take back Garderobe.]]
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]
* FacialMarkings
* HandsomeLech / ChivalrousPervert - Apparently Shizuru was her room attendant. Suddenly it all makes sense...
* MarshmallowHell: Inflicts this on Arika while drunkenly trying to cover up her breasts.

!!Mai Tokiha
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/MaiNakahara (JP), Carol-Anne Day (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Fire Stirring Ruby
->'''Master:''' Unknown (Mikoto)
->'''Home country:''' Zipang
Mai is [[spoiler:the [[ShroudedInMyth so-called]] "Tragic Meister" who disappeared into the Black Valley a while before her graduation]]. She is a friend and former rival of Natsuki.
* BoobsOfSteel: She was both the #1 Coral and Pearl of her training years. When it was time for graduation, both she and Natsuki were offered positions as Pillars.
* CustomUniform: Her Pearl and Coral uniforms have orange trim, similar to Arika's pink trim.
* MundaneUtility: Yes...she uses her magic to make dinner.
* TheObiWan: For both Arika and Mashiro.
* RebelliousPrincess: Ran away from home at some point before coming to Garderobe.
* TheRival: To Natsuki in that they were both the #1 and #2 Otome but it was more on Natsuki's side. Turned into a FriendlyRivalry very quickly as Natsuki considers Mai one of her true friends.
* RingOfFire: Big ones, too.
* ShroudedInMyth: Legend says is that she disappeared in the forest split between her boyfriend and her status as an Otome. Turns out the guy people thought she was with she was only casually acquainted with, and she was split between becoming a Meister for her sponsor family and staying as one of the Five Columns.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Averted. [[WMG/MaiOtome Fans speculate]] that Mai's greatly-reduced role in ''Otome'' was due to Sunrise wanting to avoid a repeat of what happened with Kira in ''GundamSEEDDestiny''.

!!Rosalie Claudel
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/MikakoTakahashi
->'''GEM:''' Malachite of Pure Love, Abyssal Green Jadeite
->'''Master:''' Charles Guinel Roy d'Florince VIII
Anime-only character. Rosalie initially resigned from her position due to an ArrangedMarriage [[spoiler:(that wound up not happening)]]. [[spoiler:She initially joins late in the series on the side of Nagi and the Valkyries, but is convinced by Mashiro to [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides]].]]
* ArrangedMarriage: The reason she left her post in the first place. She eventually comes back.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:Joins Mashiro in stopping the Harmonium after finding out that Nagi has betrayed his allies]]
* RegalRinglets
* ShipperOnDeck: In a sense; she wants Akane and Kazuya to get married so that Shiho (whom she dislikes) will be able to fill in as the Emperor of Cardair's Otome.
* WhipItGood

!!Carla Bellini
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/KiyomiAsai
->'''Home Country:''' Lutecia Romulus
* GirlishPigtails

!!Laula Bianchi
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/KikukoInoue
->'''Home Country:''' Lutecia Remus
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:Joins Mashiro in stopping the Harmonium after finding out that Nagi has betrayed his allies]]
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Initially believes this, [[spoiler:until Mashiro convinces her otherwise]]
* TheStoic
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Windbloom]]
!! Aoi Senoh
->'''VoiceActor:''' Creator/RyokoShintani (JP), Jayna Mitchell (EN)
Mashiro's personal attendant and a close friend of Chie's.
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler:Aoi takes a ''[[SuicidalGotcha hundred-plus foot drop off a rocky cliff]]'', and still manages to survive...[[NotQuiteDead but just barely]].]]
* {{Meido}}
* UndyingLoyalty: To Mashiro.

!! Sakomizu Cardinal
->'''VoiceActor:''' AkioSuyama (JP), Randall Wiebe (EN)
Captain of Mashiro's guard.
* ButtMonkey: Mashiro's own personal one.

!! Mimi
->'''VoiceActor:''' AiShimizu
A young orphan living in the slums of Windbloom.
* BrattyHalfPint
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler:Dies of injuries inflicted by the desert monster]],
* ParentalAbandonment
* StreetUrchin
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Aswad]]
A mysterious [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] seeking out LostTechnology. They hold no allegiance to any of the other countries.
* AntiVillain: Type I
* {{Cyborg}}: Most of them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They're antagonists for much of the series, but they broke with Schwarz for [[spoiler:not returning Lena's body for a proper burial]].
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Guys]]

!!Midori
->''"Power is not good or bad. But without power, there's only death."
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura (JP), Mariette Sluyter (EN)
->'''Slave:''' Gakutenou
Midori is the leader of the Aswad, who oversees her people from an enclave in a distant mountain area. She is capable of summoning a beast called Gakutenou using a crystal on her glove, but can only do so for a limited time.
* DualWielding: Midori carries a pair of katanas.
* FieryRedhead
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Almost everyone living among the Aswad looks up to her as a proud leader.

!!Rad
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToshihikoSeki (JP), Ethan Cole (EN)
Rad is a mysterious BlackKnight who serves Midori as her right-hand man. He was involved in the siege of Fuuka Castle 14 years prior to the start of ''{{Mai-Otome}}''.
* BlackKnight
* BladeOnAStick
* DarkIsNotEvil
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] (manga) [[spoiler:Rips out his cyborg heart and detonates it to defeat the Three Scale Sisters]].
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: In the manga, [[spoiler:he's Arika's father]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* ThatManIsDead: Rad no longer uses his former name ([[spoiler:Rayte]]).
* WorthyOpponent: Considered Lena one.

!!Lumen
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoyaUchida
->'''Slave:''' Kyrios
A man with a woman's body and speech patterns, Lumen loves to comment on the prettiness of girls.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Dies in the revenge attack against Cardair]]

!!Dyne
->'''Voiced by:''' Eiji Miyashita
* DropTheHammer
* MightyGlacier
* TheBigGuy

!!Gal
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KikukoInoue
The shortest cyborg of the five, Gal is skilled with electronics and is the only other woman on the team.
* GratuitousEnglish
* ShorterMeansSmarter
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artài Principality]]
A cold, impoverished country with little military power and no Otome.
!!Nagi Dai Artài
->'''Voiced by:''' AkiraIshida (JP), Graham Ko (EN)
->'''Otome:''' Nina Wáng
Nagi is the Grand Duke of the nation of Artài and the main antagonist of the show. He is short and sneaky, yet holds absolute command over his subjects.
* AffablyEvil: In the anime, he's outwardly pleasant to people. Averted in the manga, when he's more willing to openly show cruelty and hostility.
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadBoss: In the manga, he treats Nina terribly.
* BigBad / NonActionBigBad
* DevilInPlainSight: Even for someone who hasn't watched Mai-Hime, it's made pretty obvious that he up to something evil despite the comedic moments he suffers from. Notably, all jokes with his character are dropped after he gets active with his schemes.
* DiabolicalMastermind: He becomes one of these in the second half, dropping all pretenses of his previous [[AffablyEvil affability]].
* [[spoiler: ForTheEvulz: His real motivation. He wants everyone in the world to "feel the pain of war."]]
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler: the anime finale has him survive, but after all his plans are foiled his arrested for his war crimes and stuck doing hard labor for the rest of his life.]]
* JerkAss: In the manga, whips Nina with a riding crop when she takes Arika's punishment, and was willing to start wars over minor slights.
* ManipulativeBastard
* OhCrap: Sort of subverted in that it happens exactly ''once'', and lasts for about ten seconds before he goes back to not showing any visible concern.
** [[spoiler: Except when everyone comes to arrest him in the finale of the anime]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: (manga)
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: (manga) [[JerkAss His]] [[SmugSnake actions]] in the manga make you think he takes the role of BigBad like his anime counterpart. This status is taken full advantage of by the real BigBad Sergay.]]
* SmugSnake
* ATasteOfTheLash (manga): Strikes Nina's backside with a riding crop. [[spoiler:He surprisingly likes to be on the receiving end as well.]]
* UngratefulBastard: In Zwei, he laughs off the failure of several former Artai military officers to secure his release by taking a bus full of hostages, noting that he would have gotten recaptured quickly if he’d stuck with "idiots" like them. Natsuki finds this appalling.
* VillainsOutShopping: First half, only.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Nagi says he plans to bring down the Otome system to put an end to using "substitutes" as fighters in wars and take the world out of the pseudo-MedievalStasis it's been stuck in. That's all well and good, but when those plans include ''mass murder''...
** [[spoiler: Of course we later see he feels that it's wrong for the Otome to feel all the burdens of war because he feels that everyone should feel it, especially the common people since he feels they want it the most. [[{{Hypocrite}} Of course he doesn't think he should suffer for desiring war.]].]]

!!Sergay Wáng
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP), Phil Fulton (EN)
Major Sergay Wáng is Nina's adoptive father, and a messenger from the Duchy of Artài working directly under Nagi. In the manga, however, this isn't the case, as [[spoiler:1) Sergey and Nina aren't related, 2) he and Nagi are enemies, and 3) ''Sergey'', not Nagi, is eventually revealed as the BigBad (after killing the latter).]]
* AnonymousBenefactor: To Arika. Nina is '''not''' pleased when she finds out.
* BigBad: In the manga.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Receives one from Nagi, but survives]]
* DoubleAgent: Works to protect his daughter and the welfare of the nation he serves. [[spoiler:Nagi eventually finds him out, and [[BoomHeadshot shoots him in the head.]]]]
* {{Expy}}: Almost an older one of ''{{Mai-HiME}}'''s Yuuichi Tate (visually, anyway).
* LoveTriangle: Between him, Nina, and [[spoiler:Arika]].
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Sergay is quite torn about the direction Nagi is going, but remains loyal to him after having done so for so long. However, he ultimately decides Nina is most important for him [[spoiler:and tries to destroy the Lena System, only to get shot in the process]]
* PunchClockVillain: A personable guy who happens to work for a leader who wants to TakeOverTheWorld.
* [[spoiler:ReverseMole]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - Sergay or Sergei?
* UnfortunateNames: When you say his first name ''real slowly''...
** And then add his last name onto the end of that...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aries Republic]]
!!Yukino Chrysant
->'''Voiced by:''' MamikoNoto (JP), Morgan Partridge (EN)
->'''Otome:''' Haruka Armitage
Yukino is the president of the nation of Aries, a [[{{Eagleland}} patriotic republic]] on good terms with Garderobe. Her Otome is Haruka Armitage.

In the manga, she is a police officer for the Windbloom Police, and Haruka's partner.

* HundredPercentAdorationRating - The people of Aries ''adore'' her. They laugh at the idea of anyone trying to run against her during elections.
* GenericCuteness - While not ugly, she's certainly not the beauty most of the other characters are.
* MeaningfulName - Her name in this continuity is a pun on her name in ''Mai-Hime'', specifically the "Kiku" of "Kikukawa", which is written with the character for '''chrysant'''hemum. It also reference her position of power in this series as the chrysanthemum is the symbol of the Japanese Imperial Family.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NiceGirl
* OddCouple - With Haruka.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedOniBlueOni - Blue to Haruka's red.

!!Haruka Armitage
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyokaYuzuki (JP), Lori Barnes-Smith (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Continental Orb Topaz
->'''Master:''' Yukino Chrysant
Haruka is the ''very'' impulsive Brigadier General of Aries's army, and a former classmate and UnknownRival of Shizuru. President Yukino Chrysant is her Master.

In the manga, she is an Assistant Inspector with the Windbloom police who dislikes Otomes.

* AcePilot: Steamroller type.
* BoobsOfSteel
* {{BFG}} In the manga, has a vehicle mounted weapon that gets upgraded a few times.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CowboyCop: In the manga.
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Eagleland}}: Mixed flavor. Usually has the right idea about what to do, but she missed the memo about doing it tactfully.
* EpicFlail: Her weapon as an Otome.
* HotBlooded
* LargeHam
* LeeroyJenkins: Often goes out to solve problems with force, and often can only be stopped by [[AmusingInjuries being hit on the head with a large blunt object]].
* MadeOfIron: After two of Yukino's subordinates hit Haruka on the head with a rock that requires both of them to lift, the rock breaks after Haruka passes out.
* {{Malaproper}}
* MythologyGag: Her ship is named after her MaiHime incarnation's surname.
* OddCouple - With Yukino
* RedOniBlueOni - Red to Yukino's blue. Also red to Shizuru's blue when they team up.
* TheRival: To Shizuru, although unlike in MaiHime, they seem to be friends as well as rivals.
* SuperStrength - To an even greater degree than most Otome, as she is able to toss an airplane as a decent sized ship into outer space, and in one of the extras, it is revealed that she pushed the Suzushiro (her massive sand-cruiser) to Windbloom when it encountered engine failure.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zipang]]
A country to the far east that condemns the use of Otome and prefers to stay out of Otome conflicts. In the manga, Takumi and Akira are from Cardair.

!! Takumi Tokiha no Kami Tadayori
->'''Voiced by:''' YugoTakahashi (JP), Cole Howard (EN)
->'''Otome:''' Akira Okuzaki (manga only)
Takumi is the prince of Zipang who comes to Windbloom in search of his sister.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: In the manga, he's even confined to a wheelchair.
* IntimateHealing - With Akira, in a CallBack to a very similar scene in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}''.
* {{Revenge}}: In the manga, he launches a retaliatory attack against the Aswad after his predecessor is killed.
* TheWisePrince

!! Akira Okuzaki
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SanaeKobayashi (JP), Annika Odegard (EN)
->'''GEM:''' Mysterious Peridot (manga only)
->'''Master:''' Takumi Tokiha (manga only)
Takumi's bodyguard. In the anime, Akira is a ninja, but not an Otome, and finds the practice of using Otome despicable.
* {{Bifauxnen}} - As a MythologyGag to her ''Mai-Hime'' incarnation, the first time we see her she's posing as Takumi.
* DualWielding - In the manga.
* IntimateHealing - With Takumi in a CallBack to a very similar scene in ''{{Mai-HiME}}''.
* NinjaMaid - In the manga.
* SweetOnPollyOliver - A variation. Shizuru figures out that "Takumi" isn't actually him because she feels some attraction to "him" when she otherwise doesn't feel anything for men.
* {{Tsundere}} - Tends to get irritated with Takumi at times, but cares for him deeply.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Takes on Takumi's identity when he slips off to search for his sister.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cardair]]
!!Fiar Grosse
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieTanaka
->'''GEM:''' Excel Elegance White Onyx
->'''Master:''' Emperor Argos XIV of Cardair.
Fiar is the giant-staff-wielding Otome of Cardair. Her Master is Emperor Argos XIV. [[spoiler:They are both killed by Midori when the Aswad retaliate against Cardair]].
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]: [[spoiler:By Gakutenou bursting through the roof of the castle]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MyMasterRightOrWrong

!!Argos XIV
->'''Voiced by:''' TomoakiIkeda
The ruler of Cardair.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Betrays the Aswad in order to retrieve data, [[spoiler:which winds up getting him killed]]
* BaldOfEvil
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]] [[spoiler:As a result of Fiar's death]].

!!Kazuya Krau-Xeku
->'''Voiced by:''' KazumaHorie
The prince of Cardair and Akane's boyfriend. After Argos' death, he takes the throne. In the manga, [[AdaptationalVillainy he's actually a Schwarz agent]] who has been cheating on Akane.
* AlliterativeName
* NoseBleed: When Anh rips off the Otomes' tops in Zwei. Akane slaps him and calls him a pervert.
* [[KingIncognito Prince Incognito]]: Initially doesn't introduce himself to Arika and her friends as royalty.
* YourCheatingHeart: In the manga, he turns out to have been cheating on Akane, in addition to being loyal to Schwarz.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Schwartz]]
!!John Smith
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoyaUchida
Next to Sergey, John Smith is Nagi's most trusted henchman. He is the main developer of much of Schwarz's weapon technology, including the Robes used by the Valkyrie unit.
* AffablyEvil
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* EvilGenius
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Once Sergey finds out what's fueling the Valkyrie Robes (it's Lena Sayers' corpse), he gets extremely pissed off and puts two bullets in Smith's head.]]
* LastNameBasis: Almost always called "Smith".
* LegacyCharacter: In Sifr, there's another John Smith, with this one serving as his subordinate.
* Mr.Smith
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Miyu
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KiyomiAsai (JP), Maizun Jayoussi (EN)
In the anime, Miyu is a mysterious drifter who pops up from time to time to protect Arika. Her allegiance and motives are largely unknown. It is, however, known that she is very old, at least older than any human currently alive; she has a lot of unexplained knowledge about the world and the Otome technology, which [[spoiler:she uses in the climax]]. She also once knew Arika's ancestor, who is implied to be [[spoiler:Alyssa Searrs; this could possibly mean -- and it is a popular fan theory -- that she is the same Miyu as in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'']].

In the manga, Miyu has been excavated and brought into working condition by Alyssa, who hopes to replace the Otomes with the "Maids" so that her sister will not have to be headmaster any longer. [[spoiler:The Dark Hime version of Alyssa is able to exert some authority over Miyu, but ultimately, Alyssa Kruger wins]]
* BadassLongcoat
* BigDamnHeroes: For Arika in the battle against the Valkyries.
* {{Meido}}: In the manga, is one of the MAIDs, a series of androids Alyssa hopes will replace the Otomes.
* MysteriousProtector
* NiceHat
* TheObiWan
* RobotGirl
* SwissArmyAppendage
* VillainOverride: Used in the manga by [[spoiler:Dark Hime Alyssa, although the real Alyssa counters it by telling Miyu that she is her most important person]].

!!Mikoto
->'''Voiced by:''' AiShimizu (JP), Caitlynne Medrek (EN)
Mikoto is a chubby black cat who lives in the castle with Mashiro. [[spoiler:(Well, not exactly. The cat is actually owned by a humanoid girl who is ''also'' named Mikoto, a goddess who lives in the Black Valley. She's Mai's master.)]]
* BigEater
* [[spoiler:CatsAreMean]] (manga)
* [[spoiler:DistinguishingMark: She's not an Otome, but a [=HiME=], and has the spiral mark to prove it.]]
* [[spoiler:GodWasMyCoPilot]]
* [[spoiler:GreatGazoo, in cat form]]
* MegaNeko: Mikoto is one ''big'' cat.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Mashiro, and also [[spoiler:for ''herself'']].
* [[spoiler:NotSoDifferent: To Arika, Mai and Mashiro's reactions to them enjoying Mai's cooking can respectively be summed up as "great, another Mikoto" and "great, another Arika]]
* [[spoiler:PhysicalGod: Mai says she could never beat her even with her robe on]]
[[/folder]]

! Mai-Otome Zwei
[[folder:Mai-Otome Zwei]]
!! Yuna
The main antagonist, a life form that was sealed away, but returned via an asteroid.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Fires them out of its eyes to petrify its victims.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere
* HealingFactor: Regenerates from wounds almost instantly except for a brief window of opportunity granted by the use of the last Surrogate Core.
* PowerCopying
* OneWingedAngel: After [[spoiler:petrifying and absorbing Mashiro, changes shape again]]
* TakenForGranite - Petrifies its victims.

!! Wattarl Ishigermin
A painter from Airies who runs against Yukino in the presidential elections, showing up at the site of the busjacking. His running mate and supposed girlfriend is [[spoiler:Tomoe Marguerite]].
* MyNaymeIs: While most of the returning characters except Mai have different last names, his first name has inexplicably been slightly changed.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He clearly has no chance against Yukino, but seems to think that he does.

!!Ribbon-Chan

A young girl who was once part of Schwartz

* CheerfulChild
* HereWeGoAgain: Goes up the steps to the academy, and announces her desire to become an Otome even though Natsuki is slowly dismantling the system.
* IdenticalStranger: Looks like a younger Erstin, which is somewhat disturbing to Nina.
* InTheHood: Wears a face-concealing hood until the end of Zwei.
* NoNameGiven: "Ribbon-chan" is her unofficial nickname.


[[/folder]]

! Manga-exclusive characters
[[folder:Manga-exclusive characters]]
! "Mashiro" (real name unknown)
->The de facto main character of the manga series. A twin of the deceased princess Mashiro who is forced to pose as her to avoid panic about the princess' real fate.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Later on, although it soon gives way to a WhamEpisode.
* BadassLongcoat: Near the end of the series, after taking one of his many [[TookALevelInBadass Levels in Badass]], he receives one from Nagi.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Both [[DoesNotLikeMen Erstin]] and, of all people, ''[[SmugSnake Nagi]]'' are shockingly willing to work past that whole 'has a penis' thing once they find out that the girl they love isn't actually a girl.
* [[PlotBasedVoiceCancellation Plot-Based Voice Cancellation]]: It's never revealed exactly what his real name is.
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler:Subverted; he actually is part of the Windbloom Royal family]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To the BigBad, declaring that he doesn't love anyone, even himself.
* TookALevelInBadass: ''Several'' levels in badass, actually. He began the series unable to defend himself from school bullies and ended it as a Seraph-armored slayer of [[EldritchAbomination world-devouring horrors]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser

! Alyssa Kruger
->Natsuki's younger sister, a child genius who holds a high position in the Aries government despite her extreme youth. She enters the story while attempting to market a mass-produced version of Miyu that she hopes will replace the Otome system... so her big sister can spend more time with her.
* AntiVillain: Type IV. She merely wants to spend more time with her sister, and Arika sympathizes so much that she has trouble committing herself to the battle against Miyu.
* BigSisterWorship: Oh, my yes.
* CheerfulChild
* TheGlomp: Very first thing she does to Natsuki, the very first time they're on-panel together.
* PingPongNaivete: Switches from cool, genius Aries representative to attention-hungry baby sister without missing a beat. And the thing is, neither one of them is an act.
* ManipulativeBastard: Tries to rig a contest in her favor by sending Miyu to seduce the judge. One wonders how an eight-year-old thought up ''that'' one...

! Saeko Kruger
-> The president of Aries in the manga, and Natsuki and Alyssa's mother.
* TheGlomp: Greets Natsuki this way.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* StrongFamilyResemblance

! Sergay Auguste Taiki
-> The manga incarnation of Sergay, who is essentially completely different from his anime counterpart except for his given name. He is not Nina's father, is the Prime Minister of Windbloom rather than an officer in the Artai military, and also [[spoiler:is a very unpleasant person at heart, who becomes the [[BigBad main antagonist]] and tries to destroy the world, which he believes to be built on lies]].
* [[spoiler:AdaptationalVillainy]]: [[spoiler:In the anime, he was a PunchClockVillain. Here, he's the BigBad]].
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
* DeathGlare: Has some terrifying facial expressions, especially with the use of certain lighting.
* [[spoiler:EvilChancellor]]
* [[spoiler:EvilerThanThou]]: [[spoiler:Eviler than Nagi]].
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LargeHam: [[spoiler:After he's revealed as a villain, during his MotiveRant]].
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:Wants to destroy and recreate the world, as he believes it to be based on lies]]
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]]: [[spoiler:After Fumi’s destruction, but his death at Manshiro’s hands presumably sticks]].
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler:Turns into a large black demon]].
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Has to insist that Nagi call him "Colonel" instead of "Major".
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:The real Mashiro suffers this at his hands, and gets killed by Fumi]].

! The Dark Hime
->Summoned forth by [[spoiler:the real Mashiro]], they do battle against the heroes in the final battle.
* ACupAngst: Dark Natsuki, who is very sensitive about her chest and jealous of Erstin's large breasts.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Manshiro vs. Dark Mai]]
* EvilCounterpart
* {{Malaproper}}: Dark Yukino. She and Dark Haruka appear to have reversed roles compared to their counterparts.
* MythologyGag: Although this is based off of the MaiHime manga, in which Shizuru is not a Hime, Shizuru wonders what her own counterpart would be like, and conjures up an image of herself from the MaiHime anime, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom and a MartialArtsHeadband with "Natsuki Love" on it.
* NaughtyNuns: Dark Yukariko has an extremely revealing outfit
* PsychoLesbian: Dark Yukino and Dark Haruka.
* TheVamp: Dark Yukariko
* VillainOverride: [[spoiler:Dark Alyssa tries this on Miyu, but Alyssa responds that Miyu is her most important person, inspiring Miyu to overcome it and kill Dark Alyssa]].

! Arashi Dai Artai
-> The younger twin sister of Nagi, Arashi is the antagonist ([[UnwittingPawn sort of]]) of the manga's pseudo-sequel, ''Mai-Otome Arashi''. Taking over Artai following Nagi's death, Arashi passes herself off as a man and buys out Garderoube's debt as a means of taking over the installation to avenge Nagi's death, which she blames on Mashiro and the Otome.
* AvengingTheVillain
* BaitAndSwitchBoss
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* BigBrotherAttraction[=/=]BigBrotherWorship: She clearly thought Nagi was a far more awesome person than he really was and held him in awe, which is fine and even sort of cute. But she also explicitly described him as her [[BrotherSisterIncest 'ideal lover' and said her 'body yearned for him']], which is [[{{Squick}} less cute]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Began as a SmugSnake to rival her brother, ended as a Type-A {{Tsundere}}.
* FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: Though she kept it up well after she realized the implications.
* HeelFaceTurn
* RescueRomance: At 'Mashiro'. The obvious problem with seeking revenge against a ChickMagnet with a penchant for playing BigDamnHeroes; if at any point you are endangered during the process, he ''will'' save you and you ''will'' fall for him.
* UnwittingPawn: A pair of thieves had infiltrated her staff and used her as their tool to get into Garderoube.
* VillainousCrossdresser: At first. She drops the crossdressing around the same time she drops the villainy.

!The Great Cosmo Beauties (Marie Antoinette and Yang Guifei)
-> The main antagonists of MaiOtome Arashi, who use Arashi in order to get into Garderobe in an effort to obtain the Azure Sky Sapphire.
* FemmeFatalons: Yang Guifei.
* FinalBoss
* TheManBehindTheMan
* WhipItGood: Marie Antoinette

[[/folder]]
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