[[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.
* 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.
* 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.
* BareYourMidriff: Her Earth Racing uniform exposes her stomach area.
* 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. Eva also grew up with 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.
* ChildProdigy: Became a mechanic prodigy before she hit puberty. This is what let her father hire her own the Earth Team.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Eva's dyed red hair matches her eye color.
* DaddysGirl: {{Deconstructed}}. Her devotion towards her father and desire to make him proud has made Eva push herself since early adolescent 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 one day. Sadly, he never does. And even when they do meet, he barely recognizes her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her life has been a hard one. Her mother died in a tragic race, her father abandoned her a short time afterwards in a boarding school whose headmaster was an abusive parental figure towards Eva.
* DelinquentHair: Dyes 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 give 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: Shown in full when [[spoiler:she willingly refuses the title of the Avatar.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: With Aikka. [[spoiler:They don't get together, but remain close friends]].
* LikeParentLikeChild: While Eva/Molly does share more of her mother's quirks, there's no denying where the girl gets her short tempered nature and stubbornness.
** Besides the looks, Eva/Molly also shares a lot of characteristics of her mother, especially her mom's headstrong attitude and recklessness.
* 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 told her that he couldn't bare to lose her again.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Aikka.
* TheMcCoy: To Jordan's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Aikka's [[TheSpock Spock]].
* 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.]]
* 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.
* RedHeadedHeroine: She's TheHeroine and dyed her hair partially red.
* 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 own 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 states that the googles she wears were ''not'' her mother's; the ones that Maya wore were destroyed in her crash.
* 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 when the series end.

[[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.]]
* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: His last name is ''wilde''.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Aikka's Veronica 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.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Jordan has (partially) black hair and black eyes.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: It remains a mystery if the side with his blonde 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.
* 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''.
* 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.
* BadBoss: He fires one employee on a whim, after [[CrossesTheLineTwice not letting him take a day off cause his wife gave birth to twins]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Pre-series and flashbacks portray him with black eyes and black hair.
* 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]].
* HappilyMarried: To Maya before her death.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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: He deliberately disobeys an order from the '''President''' because he doesn'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.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Don referred to Maya as "the love of his life".
* SoProudOfYou: He tells Molly/Eva that Maya would be proud of her and his look just states he's proud of her too.
* 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...

[[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.
* {{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.
* {{Hunk}}: There's no denying it. He's '''very''' hunky.
* LongBusTrip[=/=]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.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long, flowing hair and considered to be quite handsome? Check.
* MeaningfulName: Rick ''Thunderbolt'' has red ''thunderbolt'' tattoos on his body.
* PrettyBoy
* 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. Koji is the electronics specialist and Stan is hardware specialist.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Stan.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Koji.
* FieryRedhead: Stan, especially when the lives of his friends are in danger.
* 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; Koji is the Blue Oni.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Koji is the Sensitive Guy, Stan is the Manly Man.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Koji.
* {{The Smart Guy}}s
* ThoseTwoGuys

[[folder: Satis]]
->'''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.]]

[[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 to Jordan's Betty 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
* FriendlyEnemy: Though he belongs to a rival team, Aikka developed a deep bond of friendship with Molly.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Develops feelings on [[TheHero Molly]], who partially dyes her head red.
* 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.
* 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.

[[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: 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.

[[folder: Spirit]]

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.
* 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 single tear 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.
* NiceGuy: He may be brutal, 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.

[[folder: Rush]]

->'''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.

[[folder: Flint]]
->'''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.
* HometownHero: 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.

[[folder: Groor]]
->'''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.

[[folder: Ceres]]

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 hallucinate 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.
* MusicalAssassin: He used a magical flute to cause Molly to hallucinate and nearly crash the ship.

[[folder: Para-dice]]
->'''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.
* 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.
* MoreDakka: Her ship is armed to the teeth, possessing [[GattlingGood 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

[[folder: Sul]]
->'''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[=/=] BikerBabe: 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.
* FemmeFatalons: Skun has these.
* HideYourLesbians: They're strongly implied to be a couple. Of course, since this show was playing on ToonDisney and ABCFamily, the most romantic thing we see them doing is HoldingHands.
* 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.

[[folder: Ondai]]
->'''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''.
* 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.

[[folder: O]]

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[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: [[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[=/=]TheVoiceless: 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.]]

[[folder: Muir]]

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.

[[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.
* TheAce: She was the first woman, the first Earth pilot, to have three Earth Star-Racer cups under her belt.
* {{Badass}}: See TheAce section.
* 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.
* GoodParents: While alive, Maya was shown to be a caring and kind mother to Eva.
* HappilyMarried: To Don before her death.
* HotBlooded: Don commented that Maya could be reckless when in a race.
* ICantDance: Explicitly told so to her husband on their date.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: 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.
* TheLostLenore: To Don.
* 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.
* OlderThanTheyLook: 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 {{hot blooded}}.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With her husband, Don. He wasn't bad looking, but when you compare him to Maya...

[[folder: Canaletto]]
->'''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.
* 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.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: The reveal of his existence gradually darkens the plot.
* ManipulativeBastard
* OffStageVillainy: Hinted that his time as the Avatar had him doing ALOT, 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.]]
* TautologicalTemplar