!!Main Characters

[[folder:Molly/Eva Wei]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChiaraZanni (English), Creator/JunkoNoda (Japanese), Gabrielle Jeru (French)

An ambitious 15 year-old Earth girl who escapes from her harsh boarding school to find her father, Don Wei, but when he doesn't recognize her she ends up landing a job as a mechanic for his company. Lacking in self-confidence and intimidated by his harsh demeanor, Eva is unable to tell Don Wei who she really is, and assumes the name "Molly" after reading it on a conveniently placed poster. Eva soon becomes the lead pilot for the Earth Team after their star, Rick Thunderbolt, is injured during the first race. She wants to win the ultimate prize to bring her mother back to life.
* ActionGirl: Eva doesn't use her fists, but she makes up for it with amazing racing skills.
* AffectionateNickname: Nicknamed "Little Mouse" by Rick.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Eva/Molly is the youngest Earth Team member -- making her the most inexperienced as well.
* BadassAdorable: She's a cute and kind teenage girl who progresses to a BadassBiker.
* BadassBiker: Molly on her rocket seat, which she grafts on the Arrow's steering column. Over the course of the series, Eva transforms into an experienced pilot.
* BareYourMidriff: Her Earth Racing uniform exposes her stomach area.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Case in point, before she learned the true nature of her mother's death, she tried to ''murder'' Spirit during their race because she thought he was directly responsible.
* BikerBabe: Before she became one of the contestants for Oban, she would fix up her rocket bike and try to escape her abusive boarding home.
* BlushSticker: When she was a child.
* BrainyBrunette: Eva has natural black hair, is 15-years-old, and already a skilled mechanic.
* BrokenBird: Her mother's death, followed by her father's abandonment, and coupled with 10 years in a boarding school with an abusive figure turned her into the trope and made her gain many self-esteem issues.
* CallingTheOldManOut: After Don Wei tells Molly that he knows that she's really his daughter, she unloads on him for abandoning her at a boarding school for most of her childhood (without so much as a letter) and not even recognizing her when she first joined the team.
* CharacterDevelopment: Having grown up as a loner, she is very self-reliant and does not like to talk about her problems. She learns to trust her teammates and Prince Aikka, but it takes a long time before she is able to open up to any of them.
* ChildProdigy: Became a mechanic prodigy before she hit puberty. This is what let her father hire her as a mechanic for his racing company.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Eva's dyed red hair matches her eye color.
* DaddysGirl: {{Deconstructed}}. Her devotion towards her father and [[WellDoneDaughterGirl desire to make him proud]] has made Eva push herself since early adolescency to become a top mechanic. It also made her never give up on the idea that one day he would come back to get her. Sadly, he never does. And even when they do meet, he doesn't even recognize her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her life has been a hard one. Her mother died in a tragic accident during a race [[spoiler:(later revealed to not having been so much of an accident as it was Canaletto who killed her in order to create the perfect circumstances for manipulating Eva into entering and winnning the Great Oban Race and later steal the Avatar powers for himself)]]. Her father abandoned her only a short time afterwards in a boarding school and has never visited or called her. And the headmaster of Eva's boarding school was an abusive parental figure towards Eva, giving the young protagonist a lot of self-esteem issues.
* DelinquentHair: Dyes the top part of her hair red.
* DidNotGetTheGuy: [[spoiler:At the end, she doesn't get Jordan nor Aikka.]]
* DudeMagnet: Has [[WisePrince Aikka]] and [[AwesomeMcCoolname Jordan]] falling for her. [[spoiler:She doesn't get either, but she's not bitter]].
* FacialMarkings: Star (left side of face) and rectangle (right side of face).
* FieryRedhead: She may have dyed her hair red, but she's still got that fiery personality.
* GogglesDoNothing: They don't serve any real purpose, except as a reminder of her mom.
* {{Goth}}: {{Implied}}. She wears black, dyes her hair red, and got {{facial markings}}.
* HeroesWantRedheads: For Aikka.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Gets a heavy one when it's discovered that the winner of the race won't receive any wish they desire...but instead become the next Avatar. She all but gives up the will to even compete in the race. Eva/Molly only does return to racing because she couldn't let someone like Canaletto abuse the power.]]
* TheHeroine: The story follows her journey to win Oban.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Tiny Girl to Jordan's Huge Guy.
* {{Humble Hero}}ine: Fully shown when [[spoiler:she willingly refuses the title of the Avatar.]]
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Eva's main motivation throughout the series is to gain the love and appreciation from her father. Something she hasn't had in ''ten years''.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: More like "I Just Want To Have the Normal and Happy Life I Had with My Parents".
* InterspeciesRomance: She (a human) and Aikka (a Nourasian). [[spoiler:They don't get together, but remain close friends]].
* LikeParentLikeChild:
** Besides the looks, Eva/Molly also shares a lot of characteristics from her mother, especially her mom's headstrong attitude and recklessness.
** While Eva/Molly does share more of her mother's quirks, there's no denying that the girl gets her short tempered nature and stubbornness from her father.
* LineOfSightName: Eva picks up her pseudonym, "Molly", in this way. When she sees her father for the first time in years and he doesn't recognize her, she tells him her name is Molly after seeing a pin-up poster in the hangar, because she was too afraid of telling him the truth.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: After Don Wei finally figures out she is his long-lost daughter, he does ''everything'' within his power to keep her safe and explicitly tells her that he couldn't bare to lose her again.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Aikka.
* TheMcCoy: To Jordan's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Aikka's [[TheSpock Spock]].
* MoralityPet: To [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Rick]]. He drops his usual smug attitude when around her and acts like a surrogate CoolBigBro.
* MulticoloredHair: Red hair on the top and black on the bottom.
* NiceGirl: Eva/Molly has her angst and abrasiveness, but she's still a kindhearted and friendly person.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:After she wins the race, Molly is supposed to become the Avatar. But she refuses and goes back to her module, intending to make Aikka the Avatar. This results in Canaletto breaking out of his prison since Satis' power runs out.]]
* ObliviousToLove: She's pretty clueless about Jordan's feelings for her. Jordan has to spell it out for her to get it, [[spoiler:but sadly he did it too late]].
* PluckyGirl
* RebelliousSpirit: Invoked, causing Molly to give one of the Arrow's engines a paint job.
-->'''Rick (to Don Wei):''' You told me to light a fire, I lit a fire.
* RookieRedRanger: Eva/Molly doesn't really know a lot about star racing.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Her tattoos and dyed hair are souvenirs from one of her first runaway attempts. The stripe represents a tear while the star symbolizes hope.
* SamusIsAGirl: Don Wei mistakes her for a boy when they first meet after years.
* SleepCute: With Jordan.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Molly is the only female member of the Earth Team.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: {{Deconstructed}}. Lose her natural black hair and she's the spitting image of her mother. However, Don Wei reveals that this was reason he abandoned her as a child.
* TeenGenius: A former ChildProdigy as well. Her mechanical skills at only 15 are professional-like; this is what let her father hire her on the Earth Team.
* TeensAreShort: The shortest member of the Earth team.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Eva is quite tomboyish, but can act quite girly when excited.
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from a novice star pilot to [[spoiler:to the winner of Oban with a partly damaged star fighter.]]
* TragicKeepsake: {{Subverted}}. WordOfGod stated that the googles she wears were ''not'' her mother's; the ones that Maya wore were destroyed in the crash.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: While Eva is still a nice person, flashbacks of her as a child show she was more open and cheerful. In the present (especially at the beginning), she is a depressed teen with father issues and low self-esteem.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Eva's motivation for most of the series is to get back the love Don Wei denied her for ten years. The irony is that Don doesn't know she's his daughter at all until well into the latter half of the series.
* WrenchWench: Her skills are on par with [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Winry Rockbell]].
* YouKilledMyMother: Her attitude towards Spirit, the racer who she thinks is responsible for her mother's death. She wrecks the Whizzing Arrow when she faces him, only to learn the truth when he shows her the events of that day through his eyes. Later, however, it turns out that [[spoiler:Canaletto was responsible for Maya's death]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her appearance at the series finale.

[[folder:Jordan C. Wilde]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SamuelVincent (English), Keichirou Satomi (Japanese), Thomas Guitard (French)

A 17 year-old rambunctious army soldier who is hired by Don Wei to be the gunner for his racing vehicle. He eventually falls in love with Molly.
* {{Adorkable}}: Falling in love with Molly/Eva has made him weak in the knees.
* AnimeHair: The left side of his hair is black, the right side is blonde.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Becomes the new Avatar.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His last name is ''Wilde''.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty (Eva/Molly's best friend during Oban and the gunner for the Earth Team) to Aikka's Veronica (a Nourasian prince who may or may not be a FriendlyEnemy depending on the situation) for Molly's Archie.
* BigOlEyebrows: Thick, black eyebrows.
* ButtMonkey: Especially when trying to handle with his explosive partner.
* CannotSpitItOut: He finds himself unable to tell Molly how he really feels about her. [[spoiler:And when he finally spits it out, it's just moments before he becomes the Avatar and never sees her again.]] To be fair, he ''does'' admit his feelings once, but it turned out to be Don Wei.
* CharacterDevelopment: Subtle, but his hostility towards Aikka gradually lessens over time.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Jordan has (partially) black hair and black eyes.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: It remains a mystery if the blonde side of his hair is dyed or natural.
* DeadGuyJunior: Jordan got his name from the middle name of his grandfather.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: ''Good God...''
* FantasticRacism: He '''hates''' the Crogs because they attacked his grandfather, William J. Wilde. He also doesn't like the Nourasians because of their alliance with the Crogs.
* FingerlessGloves: A blackih-brown pair, that also show skin on the back.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Falls in love with [[FieryRedhead Molly.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Huge Guy to Molly/Eva's Tiny Girl.
* Hunk
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Pretty much why he got the job.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jordan isn't exactly the most mature, but his heart is always in the right place.
* TheKirk: To Molly's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] and Aikka's [[TheSpock Spock]].
* TheLancer: To Molly/Eva; Unliker her, he's doesn't live a double life, isn't an excellent pilot (he was so bad his last instructor retired), fiercely hates the Crogs and the Nourasians (the latter only because of their alliance with the former).
* LastKiss: [[spoiler:Gives one to Molly right before assuming his role as Avatar.]]
* LonelyAtTheTop: [[spoiler:He becomes the Avatar, but now he can't return to Earth and will never see his beloved Molly nor any of his friends again.]]
* MoreDakka: When Don is looking for the best gunner for the team... Jordan puts enough shots in the back wall to ''tear a chunk out of it''.
* MulticoloredHair: Black hair on the left side and blonde on the right side.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: It's never revealed what the "C" in his name stands for.
* OneHeadTaller: Jordan is this to Molly/Eva.
* RedeemingReplacement: [[spoiler:Jordan isn't a direct replacement, but his grandfather William Wilde is regarded by history as a traitor on the order of Benedict Arnold. At least in part, this motivated him to join the military in the first place.]]
* SingleTear: [[spoiler:As he watches Earth Team leave Oban in the finale.]]
* SleepCute: With Molly. Don Wei [[OverprotectiveDad isn't happy to find them that way.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Canaletto was probably not expecting Jordan interfering with his plans with Eva/Molly.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When his grandfather, William J. Wilde, was younger he looked ''exactly'' like Jordan does.
* TragicKeepsake: Wears his grandfather's dogtags.

[[folder:Don Wei]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RonHalder (English), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Japanese), Jérôme Keen (French)

Eva's father and owner of Wei Racing, a successful Earth corporation that manufactures vehicles and sponsors races.
* BrokenBird: A male example. All of his {{jerkass}}ery is to hide his deep grief and self-hatred over Maya's death.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Pre-series and flashbacks portray him with black eyes and black hair.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His beloved wife died in a tragic race. It destroyed him to the point he abandoned his only child because she reminded him to much of Maya. For a while, he was a drifter and met Rick. They started a racing company together, but because Don sported an abrasive attitude in order to not get close to anyone again, their relationship wasn't a happy one. Needless to say, Rick left.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He wears an all-black suit and is a complete hardass, but he ultimately means well.
* DisappearedDad: Don left Eva at a boarding school and has never visited her once in the past 10 years.
* ExpositoryHairstyles: Look at his picture -- Don's hair is in black and white stripes, the same color and form for the finish lines in racing.
* GoodIsNotNice: Don may be leading the Earth Racing Team in order to stop the Crogs, but he's not the most pleasant.
* GoodParents: To Eva before Maya's death [[spoiler:and after they return to Earth]]. He was a caring and devoted father to his only child.
* HappilyMarried: To Maya before her death -- they were openly affectionate with one another and all flashbacks shown of the two were happy ones.
* JerkassFacade: After Maya's death, Don Wei acts as a jerk so people won't get close to him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Abrasive, rude, and cynical. But he DOES care for the team and isn't as selfish as he would like others to believe.
* TheLeader: Of the Earth Racing Team.
* MeanBoss: He fires one employee on a whim, after [[CrossesTheLineTwice not letting him take a day off cause his wife gave birth to twins]].
* MeaningfulName: "Don" is a term used for someone who is in charge of something; Don Wei is the boss of his own racing organization, as well as the Earth's racing team.
* TheMourningAfter: Don referred to Maya as "the love of his life" and never got involved with any other women after the death of his wife. Maya's death had a huge impact in his personality and he's still affected by it.
* MyGreatestFailure: He blames himself for Maya's death.
* OverprotectiveDad: After he finds out Molly is Eva and Jordan has feelings for her, he gets a little hostile when he sees them getting too close.
* PapaWolf: After discovering Molly was his long-lost daughter, Eva, Don showed his fierce protectiveness over her. He was even willing to deliberately disobey a direct order from the '''''President''''' because he didn't want his daughter to get seriously injured or die in the race.
* ParentalAbandonment: He stuck his daughter in boarding school and did his best to forget about her after the death of his wife.
* ParentsAsPeople: He does love his daughter, but he's only human. He lost the "love of his life" in such a brutal manner, he wasn't in the right emotional state to raise Eva.
* SoProudOfYou: He tells Molly/Eva that Maya would be proud of her and his look just states he's proud of her too.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Despite his hardass nature, he's mainly like that because he doesn't want to get close to anyone due to his wife's death. Seeing his daughter again helped show his soft side again.
* TeamDad: For the Earth Team. The especially strict, disciplinarian type.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Maya's death Don changed his personality for the worse. The new Don became a strict and controlling workaholic to distance himself from the pain of his past, including Eva, the daughter he left behind. This resulted in Don's relationship with Rick becoming strained as well. Despite their great success, the two men clashed with each other enough that Don eventually fired Rick from Wei Race in 2081.
* TookALevelInKindness: After discovering Molly is his daughter, Eva and getting a massive TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from her, Don regained some of his old personality prior to Maya's death. He's still a hardass, but a reasonable one.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Don isn't ugly, but look at Maya...
* UsedToBeASweetKid: An older example. In his flashbacks to when [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Maya]] was alive, Don was a happier man and a BenevolentBoss. Her death transformed him into a MeanBoss and complete hardass.

[[folder:Rick Thunderbolt]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichaelDobson (English), Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese), Alexandre Coadour (French)

A Minor League Racing Champion and one of the best racers on Earth, Rick is chosen to accompany Don Wei as the Earth Team's original pilot. He is seriously injured in the team's first race and replaced by Molly.
* TheAce: Rick is a Minor League Racing Champion and one of the best racers on Earth.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A racer example. Rick is an amazing pilot and ''knows'' it.
* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: His last name is '''thunderbolt'''.
* BigBrotherMentor: For Molly.
* CareerEndingInjury: [[spoiler:He is later told that he can never race again because of his injury.]]
* CoolShades: A stylish pair of black shades.
* {{Foil}}: To Eva/Molly. He's an experienced Star Racer who was supposed to be the racer for the Earth Team, Eva is RookieRedRanger who becomes the replacement for Rick. While Eva is a HumbleHero, Rick is quite arrogant and even states "modesty is for losers". He is a famous star racer, while Eva is just a fresh newbie [[spoiler:who doesn't even get recognition for winning Oban.]]
* HiddenDepths: Rick turns out to be quite perceptive. Case in point, he was able to figure out Eva/Molly was Don's long lost daughter before anyone else (including Don himself).
* {{Hunk}}: There's no denying it. He's '''very''' hunky.
* LongBusTrip: [[spoiler:After being PutOnABus (see section), Rick never makes a reappearance (sans mentions and flashbacks). He doesn't even have a cameo in the series finale.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long, flowing hair and considered to be quite handsome? Check.
* MeaningfulName: Rick ''Thunderbolt'' has red ''thunderbolt'' tattoos on his body.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Rick heads back to Earth half way through the series as the team is heading on to Oban, having taught Molly everything he can.]]
* RedIsHeroic: His red thunderbolt tattoos and he serves as a guide for Molly/Eva.
* SexyMentor: Quite the hunk and the racing mentor for Eva/Molly.

[[folder:Koji and Stan]]
->'''Koji is voiced by:''' Alessandro Juliani (English), Creator/YoshinoriFujita (Japanese), Vincent Latorre (French)
->'''Stan is voiced by:''' Dexter Bell (English), Keisuke Fujii (Japanese), Nicolas Mead (French)

The Earth Team's mechanics.

[[folder: Tropes that apply to both: ]]

* HeterosexualLifePartners: They even refer to the Whizzing Arrow III as their "baby".
* {{Nice Guy}}s: They're one of the most easygoing and polite members of the Earth Team.
* RedOniBlueOni: Stan is the Red Oni, more prone to speaking out his mind; Koji is the Blue Oni, the one who tries to keep the peace and calm down Stan's more emotional outbursts.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Koji is the Sensitive Guy, Stan is the Manly Man.
* {{The Smart Guy}}s: Koji is the electronics specialist and Stan is hardware specialist.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They are always seen together, mostly working on the Whizzing Arrow.


[[folder: Tropes that apply to Koji: ]]

* AsianAndNerdy: Koji is Asian (the exact nationality is unknown) and is one of {{The Smart Guy}}s of Team Earth.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Koji's eyes are never seen open in the entire series.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Koji is one of the mechanics and the only one of the two to wear glasses.


[[folder: Tropes that apply to Stan: ]]

* BlackAndNerdy: Stan is African-American and is one of {{The Smart Guy}}s of Team Earth.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Stan has the darkest skin of the Earth Team and has dark, red hair.
* FieryRedhead: Especially when the lives of his friends are in danger.

[[folder:Prince Aikka]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KirbyMorrow (English), Hiroaki Miura (Japanese), Rémi Caillebot (French)

The Prince and Knight of Nourasia who races on the back of a giant flying beetle named G'dar, which acts as his vehicle.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica (a Nourasian prince who may or may not be a FriendlyEnemy in the depending situation) to Jordan's Betty (Eva/Molly's best friend during Oban and the gunner for the Earth Team) for Molly's Archie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The prince despite being peaceful in general is dangerous through his archery skills, swordsmanship, and skills with a bow.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy and His Giant Beetle. Aikka formed a close bond with his mount, G'dar.
* ConflictingLoyalty: He values his friendship with Molly, but his loyalty to his kingdom and his "alliance" with the Crogs keeps getting in the way.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: He has dark skin like other Nourasians and has natural red hair.
* FriendlyEnemy: Though he belongs to a rival team, Aikka developed a deep bond of friendship with Molly.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Develops feelings on [[FieryRedhead Molly]].
* HonorBeforeReason: As a Nourasian Knight, Aikka has a very deep rooted sense of honor. This being his defining trait through the series and his actions.
* InterspeciesRomance: Him (a Nourasian) and Eva/Molly (a human). [[spoiler:They don't get together, but remain close friends.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: Besides being the Nourasian Prince, Aikka is also a knight.
* MagicKnight: He's a skilled hand to hand fight that also pulls out a few different magic abilities, most frequently powering up his arrows to deal damage to an opposing racer.
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest racers in the contest.
* OlderThanHeLooks: {{Implied}}. [[WordOfGod The creators stated that Nourasians have longer life expectancy than humans and thus age slower.]]
* TheSpock: To Molly's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] and Jordan's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* WarriorPrince: Aikka knows some martial arts and can shoot arrows.
* TheWisePrince: He's quite mature for his age.
* WeaponOfChoice: His main weapons are a bow and arrow.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BrianDrummond (English), Creator/MasashiHirose (Japanese), Nicolas Mead (French)

A small, eccentric being who proclaims himself to be the Avatar's loyal servant.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're so big that they reach his knees!
* CoolOldGuy: Quite the chipper, if eccentric guy.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:After Molly refuses to accept the powers of the Avatar, Satis does not have enough strength to keep Canaletto imprisoned and is forced to destroy the Pyramid of Power in the temple to prevent him from stealing the powers. Satis then falls from the temple but is caught by Prince Aikka. With his last breath, Satis tells him what must be done to stop Canaletto from destroying everything. As he dies, his body disappears in a cloud of lights.]]
* EccentricMentor: Whenever Molly needs some encouragement, or when things aren't going her way. Usually he just appears to Molly, but he has appeared to Jordan once for similar reasons.
* LargeHam: As Super-Racer.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: The shortest and oldest character in the series.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's the Avatar.]]
* StealthHiBye: One of his favorite tricks. It's implied he can do it across interplanetary distances! [[spoiler:Most likely a benefit of being Avatar.]]

[[folder:The Avatar]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PaulDobson (English), Creator/BanjoGinga (Japanese), Mathieu Barbier (French)

An enigmatic, omnipresent, and seemingly omnipotent entity who organizes the "Great Race of Oban" every 10,000 years, and grants the winner their wish, or so the competitors were led to believe.
* LargeAndInCharge: The Avatar is more than sixty-five-feet tall.
* LonelyAtTheTop: [[spoiler:Being a godlike being with a 10,000 year lifespan and immense magical powers sounds cool at first, but it comes with the price of protecting the galaxy alone until a new Avatar replaces you.]]
* PhysicalGod: A mythical figure whose powers are said to be unlimited.

[[folder:Maya Wei]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NicoleOliver (English), Tomoko Kobashi (Japanese), Sarah Bouché de Vitray (French)

Eva's mother and Don's wife, one of the best racers on Earth who lost her life in a race ten years before the start of the series.
* AcePilot: She was the first woman, the first Earth pilot, to have three Earth Star-Racer cups under her belt.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: While alive, Maya was shown to be a caring and kind mother to Eva.
* FacialMarkings: Maya has a moon marking on her left cheek and a stripe on her right cheek.
* FingerlessGloves: A long, pink/red pair.
* GogglesDoNothing: They just serve to show she's a pilot.
* HappilyMarried: To Don before her death -- they were openly affectionate with one another and all flashbacks shown of the two were happy ones.
* HotBlooded: Don commented that Maya could be reckless when in a race.
* ICantDance: Explicitly told so to her husband on their date.
* TheLostLenore: Maya's death had a profound impact on her husband. It caused him to [[ParentalAbandonment to leave their daughter in a boarding school and never visit.]] Flashbacks have shown that when she was alive, Don was more happier and politer than he is now.
* MeaningfulName: In Hindi, "Maya" means "illusion". This could count as a subtle [[spoiler:{{Foreshadowing}} because Eva/Molly's whole reason for racing to bring back her mother. Then, it's discovered that ultimate prize wasn't granting a wish. In short, Eva/Molly's goal was an ''illusion''.]]
* MissingMom: To Eva.
* MsFanservice: Her racing uniform doesn't reach her knees and shows off her curves.
* NiceGirl: The flashbacks show her as a kind, selfless woman. In fact, in her last race, Maya denied help from Spirit because she didn't want him to get hurt.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She was 28 when she died, but could have passed being a high schooler.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: [[spoiler:Her death was intentionally caused by [[BigBad Canaletto]] because he knew that her daughter would refuse the crown of Avatar since it meant Eva/Molly couldn't bring her mother back.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Maya is only mentioned, seen in flashbacks, or in illusions/dreams.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches to her waistline.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Maya is the only character with pink hair and was known to be quite kind, as well as being HotBlooded.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With her husband, Don. He wasn't bad looking, but when you compare him to Maya...
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Maya had natural pink hair.

->'''Voiced by:''' Colin Murdock (English)

A dark, sinister being that was once the Avatar, but he refused to give up the title and so was imprisoned by the Great Beings.
* AcePilot: Given that he was once the avatar means that he must have been a very good racer.
* BigBad: The main antagonist in the entire series. [[spoiler:He even caused the death of Maya Wei.]]
* DarkIsEvil
* EldritchAbomination
* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler: The whole series is one regarding Eva's life, he caused Maya's death, set off the bombs that would remove Rick from the race, in order to make sure that Eva would be the winner. Justified given that he can see the future.]]
* IHaveManyNames: Says the line. Canaletto, the Lord of Purity, and the Timeless One, are mentioned.
* KnightOfCerebus: The reveal of his existence gradually darkens the plot.
* ManipulativeBastard
* OffStageVillainy: Hinted that his time as the Avatar had him doing A LOT, given his attitude to what he sees as "impure" and his talk of the punishments he wrecked on the galaxy.
* OmnicidalManiac: When he becomes the Avatar, he aims to wipe the galaxy clean of life to remove any "impurities" and then start it over.
* {{Pride}}: Sees himself as the only one fit to be the Avatar.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:He shows no remorse whatsoever for killing Maya, ruining Rick's racing career, or dragging Sul to his doom as part of his goal. He even shows no mercy to the Mad Scrub, the last of his faithful servants.]]
* SoftspokenSadist: In the Swedish dub he speaks in a very gentle, but at the same time hollow and emotionless tone, and almost never raises his voice. The sadist part should need no explanation.
* TautologicalTemplar
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Canaletto caused the accident that led to Maya's death.]]

!!Always Cycle Characters

[[folder:Colonel Toros]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PaulDobson (English), Creator/BanjoGinga (Japanese), Mathieu Barbier (French)

Colonel of the Crog Imperium and younger brother of the Crog leader. The Crogs are the sinister alien race that threatened to destroy Earth 25 years ago. He is determined to obtain the Ultimate Prize in order to enslave the entire galaxy under Crog rule.
* DarkIsEvil: Huge dark-skinned alien that pilots and evil looking starfighter.
* EvilSoundsDeep
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In his first race against Eva, he lets her get ahead of him with the Arrow II's hyperdrive, but then reveals he was just toying with him and uses a hyperdrive of his own to win easily.
* {{Jerkass}}: Frequently does this, most notably when he taunts Rush about having led the Crog invasion of his planet to lure him out his racer when losing the race to him.
* KnightOfCerebus: He hands Eva her first defeat.
* OhCrap: Has in his second race against Eva when both of them are going at top speed straight towards the wall near the finish line, [[YoureInsane calling her crazy for a plan that would kill both of them]]. He blinks first and slows down, allowing her to win.
* SpikesOfVillainy: The second [[CoolStarship trident fighter]] he used after Rush damaged the first one displayed these.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Implied to be his fate after he's replaced in the competition by Kross.


Ambassador of the Fills; a mysterious, polymorphic, shadowy being. Ten years earlier he raced against Molly’s mother, Maya. Near the end of the race Maya’s ship crashed and exploded. Molly and her father since that day have believed that Spirit had intentionally killed Maya.
* DarkIsNotEvil: An all-black figure who happens to be a good person. Once Spirit reveals Molly the truth of what happened to her mother, she feels very bad for misjudging him.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his dark, creepy appearance and general lack of speech, there's a lot that can be said about Spirit just through his actions; he's a very noble racer with a lot of honor, and in the race where contestants can fight each other, he can be brutal, but would only fight back when he's being continuously attacked first, implying that he cares more about winning races through sheer speed rather than taking out his opponents. And last, from what was shown in his exchange of memories with Molly, he was trying help her mother whose star-racer was breaking down, yet she told him to go on ahead; his SingleTear hints that he respects Molly's mother as a racer and feels remorse for being unable to save her.
* MistakenForMurderer: He was thought to be the reason behind Maya Wei's death. Spirit was completely innocent and seems to feel remorse for being unable to save her.
* NiceGuy: He may be aggressive in a race, but he's ultimately a good guy.
* SingleTear: After he shows Molly how her mother really died through his eyes.
* TheSpeechless: He never utters a word.
* StarfishAlien: Disregarding the fact that he [[VoluntaryShapeshifting is his own racing vehicle]], he looks pretty close to human, doesn't he? [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YEiUDcWYZ-U/hqdefault.jpg Nah.]]


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNomura (Japanese)

A giant, Viking-like racer who, despite his intimidating appearance, is a very friendly, good natured person. His first appearance was in Hostilities Break Out when Molly nearly gets run over by his star-racer on her way to get fuel.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's a Viking-like racer.
* ChainsawGood: His Star racer has a ''laser chainsaw''.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating appearance, is a very friendly, good natured person.
* NiceGuy: Rush is friendly and good-natured, as he believes in winning races fair, without underhanded tactics.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichaelDobson (English), Hitoshi Horikawa (Japanese), Laurent Maurel (French)

A pilot from Alwas, the host planet of the Great Race's preliminary matches. Somewhat arrogant and not quite as good as he seems; the judges fix the races for him, since he's the home-town favorite. He and his gunner, Marcel, pilot the Flying Fortress, a green star-racer that resembles a steam-powered train or tugboat.
* FakeUltimateHero: His races are rigged in his favor.
* FatalFlaw: Flint's own cockiness brings about the destruction of his star-racer and humiliates him in front of all his fans.
* AHeroToHisHometown: Going along with FakeUltimateHero.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he (and Marcel) helped Stan and Koji ''The Will to Win'', Flint reasons that if he can help the Earth Team reach Oban, then he will have lost to the best team in the galaxy and that this would "restore" him in the eyes of his fans.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BrianDobson (English), Jin Horikawa (Japanese), Omar Yami (French)

A biomechanical racer who, along with his ship, seems to run on steam power.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Groor is a very aggressive and dangerous racer given to EvilGloating when he thinks he's going to win.
* LargeHam: He has an odd tendency to speak in the third person and shout his own name in battle.
* MightyGlacier: His racer is slow, but very tough. This is because his 'style' is to batter his opponents into submission, hammering them against the course and shrugging off obstacles.
* PokemonSpeak / SayMyName: In the English dub at least, he has a habit of shouting his own name in a {{Kiai}}-esque fashion when angry or moving in to strike.
* SoreLoser: Unsurprisingly, given his general attitude.


The last surviving member of the Mong, a very ancient race. He resembles a hieroglyphic carving come to life, and his ship is a bizarre tangle of pipes that apparently functions via an unknown form of planetary magnetism.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He constantly hurls verbal abuse at his opponents and likes to reiterate his superiority by playing his flute to make them enter a dream-state and [[MusicalAssassin probably crash]].
* BeneathTheMask: He shows himself extremely proud to be the last surviving member of one of the oldest races in the universe. The art book establishes that this is mostly a front and he's actually bitter about being so alone.
* LastOfHisKind: Ceres is the last surviving member of the Mong people, a very ancient race.
* MagnetismManipulation: Seemingly an inherent power of his, best demonstrated when catches and redirects the Whizzing Arrow's bullets right back at it.
* MusicalAssassin: He used a magical flute to cause Molly to fall asleep and nearly crash the ship.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuriShiratori (Japanese), Johanna Menuteau (French)

A cat-like, 12-year old hacker prodigy. She controls her ship via a dynamic footpad, which resembles a Dance Dance Revolution platform. She sees the Great Race as nothing more than a game.
* CatGirl: She hat cat-like features that symbolize her sneakiness.
* CatsAreMean: She's certainly a sneaky cat.
* ChildProdigy: Coming from a race with an extremely high IQ, Para-Dice is a small budding prodigy who designed and assembled her star-racer by herself.
* GenkiGirl: Even in race, she's full of energy.
* GreenAndMean: Her main outfit is colored green and she's a sneaky jerk.
* MoreDakka: Her ship is armed to the teeth, possessing [[GatlingGood gattling guns]] and a set of [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile launchers]].
* PlayfulHacker: Through trickery and computer hacking, Para-Dice managed to sabotage the Whizzing Arrow II before her race against the Earth Team, damaging the ship's left engine

!!Oban Cycle Characters

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeijiFujiwara (Japanese); Brian Dobson (English)

A 'magician' known across the galaxy with telekinetic super-powers that are rumored to equal those of the Avatar himself. Sul shows little emotion and rarely reacts to the other pilots unless attacked. He does not actually use a star-racer during the competition, instead he surrounds himself with glowing, diamond-shaped energy fields conjured and controlled by his mind.
* AndIMustScream[[spoiler:When he is eliminated by Canaletto.]]
* TheArchmage: Sul is a 'magician' known across the galaxy with telekinetic super-powers that are rumored to equal those of the Avatar himself.
* InvincibleVillain: While not directly antagonistic, he's spends the entire time on Oban first in the rankings despite not always coming in first place. It got to a point where Aikka (due to some threats from Kross) managed to convince Ning, Skun and Ondai to team up to try to kill him because at the rate the race was going Sul would be impossible to catch in the rankings, and he flattened them when they tried.
* IWorkAlone: In his own words: "Alliances are for the small and weak."
* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: Sul admits he bored with the monotony of his existence. Having become a master of time, space, and the course of destiny itself, there is nothing left for him to want besides the Ultimate Prize and only participates in the competition to kill his boredom.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: To Canaletto, as it turns out. His plans required Eva to win, but for all the plotting he did aiding by his power to see the future, Sul kept throwing his plans off with his victories. He had to remove from the race to get his plans back on course.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Used to demonstrate [[spoiler:Canaletto's power]].

[[folder:Ning and Skun]]
->'''Ning is voiced by:''' Creator/JillianMichaels (English), Creator/AiOrikasa (Japanese)
->'''Skun is voiced by:''' Colleen Wheeler (English), Tomoko Hiratsuji (Japanese)

Two very proud and aggressive creatures from the destroyed planet Inna. Their star-racer is distinctive in that it is actually two ships that fly in tandem, but are capable of combining to form a more powerful craft. After combining their ships, they gain the ability to use an extremely powerful heat-seeking plasma cannon. Their star racers are rectangle-shaped, red with a black border and, when it is two separate racers, are driven like motorcycles.
* AntiVillain: They want the ultimate prize to reunite their people.
* BadassBiker: Ning and Skun's star racers are both essentially flying motorcycles - one is a racing bike and the other's a chopper, based on the handlebars.
* BikerBabe: Both are attractive bikers who wear revealing outfits.
* DarkIsNotEvil: They may look scary, but they are at best {{Anti Villain}}s.
* FemmeFatalons: Skun has these.
* HideYourLesbians: They're strongly implied to be a couple. Of course, since this show was playing on Creator/ToonDisney and Creator/ABCFamily, the most romantic thing we see them doing is HoldingHands.
* OfficialCouple: They are hinted at being a couple, given the HideYourLesbians, the closest romantic gesture they share is holding hands.
* OneGenderRace: Their race are entirely female.

[[folder:Lord Furter]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Don Brown (English), Tetsuo Gotō (Japanese)

Captain of a space-galleon, as bad-tempered as he is egocentric. Being a self-proclaimed pirate, he only sees the Ultimate Prize as a treasure to be claimed.
* CardCarryingVillain: A self-proclaimed pirate.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: {{Subverted}}. His vessel was destroyed by Kross in the episode ''Canaletto's Revenge'' when he rammed his star racer into it, splitting it in two before it exploded; all the crew escaped, but Lord Furter tried to prove his loyalty to his ship by not abandoning it, though at the last moment he has a change of heart and flees just as his ship explodes.
* HairTriggerTemper: The only thing that matches his HUGE ego is his quick temper.
* TheNapoleon: He is easily recognizable due to him being the smallest in stature of all the racers.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's extremely short, but has an enormous ego.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After the race with Kross is over, his crew members return to where they came from and are assumed to continue their careers as pirates, but Furter himself is conspicuously absent.

[[folder:General Kross]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BrianDobson (English), Creator/ShozoIizuka (Japanese)

General of the Crog Imperium. He replaces Toros as the Crog's representative on Oban, because Toros' loss to the Earth Team in the last race of the playoffs was "unacceptable".
* AmbitionIsEvil: He plans to use the Ultimate Prize for galactic domination.
* BigBadWannabe: As menacing as he is and the number of actions he pulls off which drive a wedge between Aika and Eva, he fails to be a straight up BigBad since he could never beat Sul [[spoiler: and everything in the series is being manipulated by Canaletto.]]
* BloodKnight: He loves to kill and would do so, if it weren't for the rules.
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilCounterpart: Kross is the second pilot for the Crog Imperium, replacing Toros during the Ōban Cycle. He is stronger, more treacherous and cruel than his predecessor.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Used to differentiate him from Toros, and make him look more intimidating.
* IHaveYourWife: He forces Aikka to help him by threatening his parents.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kross is the most violent and unlikable racer of Oban.
* ManipulativeBastard: Because the rules of the race forbid him to intentionally kill his opponents, Kross often manipulates Prince Aikka into helping him thwart the other pilots. His methods of coercion range from physical violence to holding Aikka's family hostage.
* TheUnfettered: Kross has no qualms about killing his opponents or manipulating Prince Aikka into doing his dirty work.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TrevorDevall (English), Hideo Watanabe (Japanese)

A robot that looks like a cylinder that walks on three flat metal legs. His star-racer is capable of transforming into a humanoid mech armed with a pair of energy swords and a battery of missile launchers.
* {{BFS}}: The energy swords his mech carries are almost as big as it is.
* FatalFlaw: He may sometimes get carried away with calculations when too many things around him are mathematically possible, causing him to go into a state of awe, as was exemplified in ''Optimised Like Ondai''.
* HiddenDepths: He's convinced of his own superiority over organic races, but [[spoiler:his wish is to be able to feel things like an organic himself.]]
* InsufferableGenius: He is very analytical and constantly running calculations, but is also known to have a sarcastic and narcissistic personality.
* LivingLieDetector: Ondai has one that enabled him to know [[spoiler:Eva/Molly wasn't lying about the ultimate prize being a fake.]]
* PinocchioSyndrome: He wants to use the ultimate prize to become an organic creature.
* TransformingMecha: Ondai's star-racer is capable of transforming into a humanoid mech armed with a pair of energy swords and a battery of missile launchers.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His star-racer (in robot mode) was disabled by Prince Aikka in the final race, and he is not seen again.


The tallest of the nine Oban pilots, he resembles a large upside down teardrop with stubby legs and one large eye in the middle. He appears to "pilot" a large, bizarre, organic construct that looks similar to a jellyfish of some sort.
* ChekhovsGunman
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:After Canaletto is freed, O rushes to help Molly, Jordan, and Prince Aikka, and follows them to the Temple of the Heart, where he protects them from two giant guardians controlled by Canaletto before being killed by them. His unique energy-absorption abilities allowed him to take the guardians down with him, consuming them in an enormous explosion that disintegrated all three of them.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Long ago, when Satis faced Canaletto in combat, he called to O for help. However, O did not respond to the request. All the way to the present, O felt incredibly guilty that he did not go back to help Satis.]]
* TheQuietOne: Hovering silently, O never says a single word of dialogue throughout the series.
* {{Seers}}: In the early stages of the absolute final race, O has what seems to be a vision of [[spoiler:Satis fighting Canaletto. As a result, O seemingly drops out of the race and takes shelter from the impending catastrophe to help out afterwards.]]


A large crab-like alien with a heavy, armored shell and large pincers, as well as telepathic tentacles.
* AntiVillain: In ''"Monstrous Like Muir"'', Molly discovers that she isn't the only one who wants to bring back a loved one; Muir's mate was killed by alien hunters who wanted her tentacles and left her for dead. Muir hopes to win the Ultimate Prize to bring her back to life.
* CombatTentacles: Muir's tentacles also have telepathic qualities.
* GiantEnemyCrab: Muir is a large crab-like alien with a heavy, armored shell and large pincers.
* {{Necromantic}}: His mate was killed by alien hunters and he hopes to win the Great Race to bring her back to life.
* NotSoDifferent: From Eva. They both are only interested in the Oban prize because they are driven to bring back the life of a loved one.
* OptOut: When it's revealed that [[spoiler:it's impossible even for the Avatar to bring people back from the dead]], Muir drops out of the race completely.