[[folder: Heroines]]
!!!Yuka Takeuichi
[[TheHero The heroine]] and [[TheProtagonist protagonist]] of ''Variable Geo''. She's 17 and a practitioner of karate, since childhood. She currently works as a combat waitress at Hanna Miller's diner and enters the VG Tournament, not for the prize money and real estate, but in [[SpiritedCompetitor the spirit of competition]] and learning more about herself as a martial artist.
* BoobsOfSteel: She has the largest bust of the cast and the fighting ability you'd expect, as per the trope. But not without consequence:
** DCupDistress: They're already big to begin with and they're still growing, which she realizes when another of her uniforms becomes too tight in the chest again; much to her dismay.
** GagBoobs: Manami refers to Yuka's boobs as "airbags" and enjoys groping them, because of their size and [[{{Gainaxing}} how bouncy they are]], or simply bouncing the back of her head against them while they're riding with Jun.
* ChildhoodFriends: With her bff, Satomi.
* CurbstompBattle: Yuka gets utterly thrashed, along with Jun and Manami, when she returns to her dojo and finds all her students [[EverybodysDeadDave beaten to death]], by [[spoiler: Damian]]'s SuperpoweredEvilSide. The girls survive thanks to the mysterious [[BadassGrandpa old master's]] [[BigDamnHeroes timely arrival.]]
* [[spoiler: EnlightenmentSuperpowers]]: Yuka achieves this state near the end of the final episode, when she faces [[spoiler: Damian's SuperpoweredEvilSide again]]. She lets go with her feelings and enters a zen-like calm, which allows her to instinctively evade his attack and counter with a [[OffhandBackhand pirouetting backhand]] that sends him flying.
** [[spoiler: EleventhHourSuperpower]]: When the lab technicians try to sedate him he kills them and even tuns on Siritahi. Just as he's about to kill her, Yuka saves her by [[spoiler: blasting Damian witn [[WaveMotionGun a modified Kikou Dan]] that purges him of all his hostility.... killing him in the process]].
* TheEmpath: Yuka forms a spiritual connection with her opponents by absorbing their ki while taking their attacks, which allows her to sense whatever's troubling them.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower[=/=]WarriorTherapist: Once she establishes that, she cleanses them of those negative emotions, by blastig them with her own ki while also returning theirs, essentially reliveing them of those feelings.
* [[spoiler: FightingYourFriend[=/=]IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight]]: The series culminates in the eventual showdown between her and Satomi, when she's briefly forced to fight Satomi to free her from [[spoiler: Miranda's]] control.
-->'''Yuka: (softly, to Satomi, while untying hair ribbon)''' "The Satomi I knew was a kind, gentle soul, who always had a warm smile. [[AFriendInNeed I'm sorry I wasn't there for you...]] [[ItsAllMyFault I should have been a better friend..."]]
-->'''Yuka: (angrily, at Miranda, after trying her ribbon around her fist)''' "...but I'm here now... and I'm ''going to'' bring her back! With '''THIS FIST''' [[ThePowerOfFriendship and my feelings!!"]]
* TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne: When she and Jun [[SlowMotionPassBy pass Reimi on the highway]], Yuka feels a cold chill, causing her ki to flare up in response to the malignant energy she senses from her. This prompts Yuka to leap from the back of the bike and attack her, but Reimi counters by [[PowerNullifier nullifying it easily.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: She and Satomi have known each other since childhood and have competed against each other for just as long. They even [[ThePromise made a promise]] to not allow themselves to lose to anyone until they faced each other at the VG tournament.
* [[TheHero The Heroine]][[TheProtagonist /The Protagonist]]: The plot centers around her and her efforts to save Satomi, once she becomes aware that Satomi is being manipulated by [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group.]]
* KameHameHadoken: Her signature finisher: "Kikou Dan".
** [[spoiler: [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Cannon]]: Her modified Kikou Dan, which is much larger and far more powerful in scope. So much so, that it one-shots Damian's SuperpoweredEvilSide]].
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: She's all for friendly competition, but despises senseless violence and abuse of one's power.
* OneHitKill: Her [[spoiler: modified Kikou Dan.]].
* [[AllYourColorsCombined Our Powers Combined]]: After freeing Satomi from [[spoiler: Miranda's]] control, they unleash their combined might on [[spoiler: Miranda's]] disembodied spirit and destroy her along with the cyber drive. Just like [[RyuAndKen "those guys"]] did at the end of [[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie "that movie".]]
* RapunzelHair: It's long enough that it almost reaches her feet when she unfastens her hair ribbon. Which is why she usually keeps in in a ponytail and, ''even then'', it's still long enough to extend past her waist.
* RyuAndKen: She's essentially "Ryu" to Satomi's "Ken". See the SpiritedCompetitor entry below.
* ShesGotLegs: Seen in the anime's cover art and at multiple points throughout the series, along with plenty of FootFocus thanks to the ankle guards she wears.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Yuka would make [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Ryu]] proud. The tournament's cash prize and recognition mean little to her. Instead, she lives for the fight and the strives to learn more about herself and others through combat.
* {{Tomboy}}: Very much so, despite what her initial appearance might lead you to believe. Yuka [[OneOfTheBoys lives and breathes martial arts]] and [[SpiritedCompetitor loves to compete.]] In her own words, [[WarriorTherapist "it's how she connects with others".]]

!!!Satomi Yajima
The {{Deuteragonist}} and Yuka's [[ChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] and [[FriendlyRivalry rival]], from the dojo they trained at. She's [[PerpetualPoverty fallen on hard times]], since her parent's deaths, leaving her to raise and care for her ill brother, Daisuke, on her own. As such, she's had little time for practice, since she has to work two jobs just to make ends meet. But she's eventually scouted by The Jahana Group, and manipulated into entering [[NotJustATournament the VG Tournament.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest[=/=]OvershadowedByAwesome: Damian's background check on her reveals that Satomi was undefeated and a top competitor... until she met Yuka. After her first loss to her, Satomi contiuned to lose to Yuka, each time they competed against each other, with each loss chipping away at her confidence until she finally stopped competing altogether, [[CantCatchUp out of fear that she'd never be able to defeat Yuka.]] Which is how he manipulates her into entering the VG tournament.
* BoyishShortHair[=/=]UnkemptBeauty: She doesn't make enough to properly care for her hair, so it's always short and mussy. Which accentuates her natural beauty, giving her the appearance of [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap066.jpg a boyish-looking young girl]] and is further accentuated by the BeautyMark on her left cheek.
* [[spoiler: BodyHorror]]: After seeing she wasn't powerful enough to defeat [[spoiler: Reimi]], despite the cyber drive's enhancements, [[spoiler: Miranda]] threatens to kill Satomi from within, [[GrandTheftMe unless Yuka surrendered her body to her.]] Then shows she means business by [[spoiler: splitting Satomi's fingernail and making her bleed from the wound]].
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy]]: Satomi curbstomps Chiho and Kaori, at separate times, while she's under the cyber drive's influence.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Yuka.
* DealWithTheDevil: Damian offers to cover the medical expenses for her brother's continued treatment[[note]]after poisoning him, unbeknownst to Satomi[[/note]], on the condition that she enter the VG tournament. When she hesitates, he brings up her all her losses against Yuka and tells her he thinks she's become afraid she can't beat her, but says he can make her strong enough so she ''can''. Satomi caves and accepts the offer.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: The othef half of the plot covers Satomi's [[PerpetualPoverty struggles to care for her brother]], her inner conflict regarding her past losses to Yuka, and how she's eventually manipulated by The Jahana Group.
* [[spoiler: FightingYourFriend[=/=]IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: ]]
* FriendlyRivalry: With Yuka, which is covered in her example section.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Whenever she's being influenced by the cyber drive, her eye color changes from grey to [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap245.jpg day-glow blue.]]
** MindControlEyes: Once the process is complete, her irises fade completely; leaving her eyes [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap305.jpg blank white]], ala [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII M. Bison's.]]
* [[IllGirl Ill Brother]]: Her younger brother, Daisuke, is constantly bedridden and suffers from [[SoapOperaDisease an unknown condition]] that causes occasional coughing and convulsions. The costs of his treatments are so expensive that Satomi barely makes enough to support them, even with two full-time jobs.
* KillItWithFire: This is what her ultimate attack [[OneHitKill amounts too]], as Yuuki nearly learned firsthand.
** ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Satomi's ultimate attack is essentially her rendition of [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Kyo Kusanagi's]] "Ura 121 Shiki Ama no Murakumo" HDM; resulting in giant waves of flame racing along the ground at high speed, incinerating everything in their wake (seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD6fLDR9xSg at 18:07-18:43 here).]]
* [[AllYourColorsCombined Our Powers Combined]]: After being freed from [[spoiler: Miranda's]] control, she and Yuka unleash both their ultimate attacks at once and destroy [[spoiler: Miranda's]] disembodied spirit, and the cyber drive along with her.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both her parents died years ago in an automobile accident.
* PerpetualPoverty: This is the reason she originally wanted to compete in the VG tournament, as the grand prize package includes 10 million yen and a choice piece of prime real estate. Which would undoubtedly help her and her brother's financial situation and living arrangements.
* PlayingWithFire: Whereas Yuka's ki manifests as pure energy, Satomi's ki manifests in the form of flames.
* ThePromise: She and Yuka swore they'd never allow themselves to lose to anyone until they had the chance to face each other in the VG tournament.
* RyuAndKen: Her friendship with Yuka is portrayed this way, with Satomi filling the "Ken" role, since she has family matters to attend that consume most of her time. Likewise, she's been [[FriendlyRivalry competing with Yuka]] since childhood and they made a vow to face each other someday in the VG tournament - [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap034.jpg complete with a fist bump gesture.]]
* ShesGotLegs: Just like Yuka, though Satomi's are more athletic in tone. Likewise, she gets plenty of FootFocus, since she's the only one, besides Yuka, who fights barefoot - minus the ankle guards both of them wear.
* {{Tomboy}}: Another trait she shares in common with her friend, though [[BoyishShortHair Satomi's appearance]] makes her a straighter example.
* UnwittingPawn: To The Jahana Group[[note]]who had her brother poisoned, then had Damian manipulate her by offering to cover her brother's medical expenses on condition that she enter the VG tournament[[/note]] who subject her to the cyber drive project with the intent to use her as [[spoiler: Miranda's host body]] and use her against best friend, Yuka.

!!!Jun Kubota
A former Olympic wrestler, who was disgraced after being [[OldShame banned from competition]] for unnecessarily injuring her opponent, which earned her the nickname:[[NeverLiveItDown "Bone Crusher".]] She's looking to restore her honor and integrity by competiting in the VG ring.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's unknown whether [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap104.jpg her skin tone]] is natural, or a the result of a really deep tan.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: She's the most athletic member of the cast and has the muscle power and stamina you'd expect from a former Olympic wrestling champion.
* BikerBabe: It's how she gets around and how she helps get Yuka from place-to-place during the series.
* BoisterousBruiser: Jun uses a combination of pro wrestling and kubojutsu, making her the most physical combatant competing in the tournament and she's HotBlooded to boot.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After her defeat, not only does she buddy up with Yuka, she develops a deep respect for her and acknowledges Yuka as being stronger than herself. From then on, she spends the remainder of the series getting to know her and helping her to save Satomi and [[spoiler: Chiho.]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She enjoys knockin' back brewskies and seems capable of holding her liquor, as she was able to drive perfectly after downing several large mugs of beer.
* HotBlooded: ...and it shows, especially when she's in the ring. Or if anyone's foolish enough to punch her BerserkButton.
* KameHameHadoken: Except hers is more like [[VideoGame/FatalFury Terry Bogard's]] [[GratuitousEnglish "POWAH GEZAAH!!"]]. The animation is even near identical to the scene where he counters Wolfgang Krauser's "Kaiser Wave".
* TheLadette: She likes booze, prides herself on her bikeriding skills, and loves a good scrap.
* [[LeaveHimToMe Leave Her To Me]]: Jun invokes this in the final episode, when she elects to fight [[spoiler: [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Chiho]]]] (though Manami stays behind to help her) so Yuka could move on to to try to save Satomi.
* MeteorMove: Her "Kubota Special" is a high-flying backbreaker, which she uses on Yuka during their match.
* MightyGlacier: Jun can withstand amazing amounts of punishment and continue to fight, which is how you know she's in trouble when [[spoiler: she gets dropped by a single backhand from Damian's SuperpoweredEvilSide, then curbstomps her along with Yuka and Manami]].
* ModestyShorts: She wears a black pair of biker shorts under her skirt, so [[AvertedTrope no panty shots]] from her.
* ThisCannotBe: Her expression says it all, right at the moment Yuka's [[KameHameHadoken Kikou Dan]] overpowers her Geyser attack and floors her.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: She's a former Olympic wrestling champion, so it's to be expected. Her fighting style encompasses lariats, clotheslines, and flying backbreakers (i.e. her [[FinishingMove "Kubota Special"]]).

!!!Erina Goldsmith
As the tournament's lone American entrant, she's also the only foreigner competing in VG. She leads a team [[PlayboyBunny of bunnies]], who not only look up to her, they even carry her around on a throne. But, despite what her seemingly carefree nature would lead you to believe, she's got a DarkAndTroubledPast and a major chip on her shoulder.
* BlondesAreEvil: {{Subverted}}. Erina isn't evil, but you definitely don't wanna get on her bad side. Just ask [[spoiler: those kids who used to pick on her]].
* ButNotTooForeign: She's actually Japanese-American, but was raised in the United States. Which lead to her being [[spoiler: bullied when she moved to Japan. See the DarkAndTroubledPast entry below]].
* CombatPragmatist: Erina keeps a lighter with her, which she uses as a makeshift flamethrower, and wears a pair of brass knuckles which helps her manipulate her ki, as well as augmenting her striking power.
* CoolBigSis: To her team of bunnies.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When she moved to Japan, [[spoiler: her mixed heritage and hair color [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap203.jpg caused her to be bullied.]] Erina eventually became bitter and retaliated by brutally beating her tormentors within an inch of their lives, and went on to become [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap205.jpg a juvenile deliquent.]]]] She eventually grew out of it, but still harbored lingering resentment along with anxiety over [[spoiler: her grandmother, who'd she had left back in America]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Her loss to Yuka relieved her of her anxiety and anger, for which she expresses her gratitude to Yuka.
* ForeignFanservice: As the lone American entrant, [[PhenotypeStereotype she's blonde and busty]], keeps a lighter tucked between her boobs, and parades around in a PlayboyBunny costume. So does her team.
* GagBoobs: She's got a pair of melons that rival Yuka's and always keeps a lighter tucked snuggly in her cleavage... [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything which is more than a little suggestive.]]
* GracefulLoser[=/=]FunPersonified: She doesn't get upset when she realizes Manami tricked her into fighting Yuka. Instead, she treats it like a good joke. Then she and her team happily [[FlungClothing shed their costumes en masse.]]
* NoNudityTaboo: Unlike the other entrants, Erina had no problem with stripping in public and didn't care that it was only a level-3 match. She lost, so off went her spandex [[FunPersonified without a care in the world.]]
* PhenotypeStereotype: She's American, so ''[[SarcasmMode naturally]]'' she's blonde and busty.
* PlayboyBunny: Obviously, look at [[http://www.animevice.com/erina-goldsmith/18-28545/ what she's wearing.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Which is what the lighter she keeps between her boobs is for. She can blow into it, creating a flamethrower effect and, once the flame is released, she can separate it into fireballs that she can control at will. Or she can unleash them all in a massive pillar of fire from above.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Before moving to Japan, that is. But she gets better, [[WarriorTherapist thanks to Yuka.]]

!!!Kaori Yanase
An 18 year old computer technician and practicioner of Tae Kwon Do, she's one of the top competitors participating in the VG tournament. She has a personal score to settle with Reimi Jahana, the two-time defending and current champion.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Kaori uses her personal computer and analytical skills to guage her opponents, based on their past performances and latent aura readout. Her assessments are usually accurate, with little margin for error.
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: For the aforementioned reason, which she likely gained from her experience as both a computer technician and a martial artist.
* [[CuriosityKilledTheCast Curiosity Killed the Cat]]: Damian tricks her into participating in an unsanctioned match against Satomi by using [[FatalFlaw her interest in gathering data on the other fighters]] to his advantage. He tells her the match would be strictly off the record [[BlatantLies for the sake of their mutual interest in sharing information.]] Kaori had been hoping to gauge Satomi, before their official bout, so she accepts. It was a mistake that nearly gets her killed.
* DivingSave: Kaori pulls one just as [[spoiler: Yuka was about to surrender her body [[BigBad to Miranda]]]].
* GlassesPull[=/=]DontLookBack: After winning her first match, Kaori solemnly removes her glasses and averts her gaze so she wouldn't have to see what was taking place behind her. See the IWarnedYou entry.
* ItsPersonal: See the 'Never Live it Down'/'Old Shame' entry on the [[YMMV/VariableGeo YMMV page.]]
* KickChick: She's got long legs and practices Tae Kwon Do in skin-tight leggings and a miniskirt. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bj_k9WLc-I Need we say more?]]
* {{Meganekko}}: As seen [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgcvc016.jpg here.]]
* NerdsAreSexy: She's a looker [[HelloNurse with a body to match.]]
* OneHitKO[=/=]SingleStrokeBattle: Invoked in her opening match versus her unnamed opponent, during the first episode. After dodging her attack, Kaori responds with a single attack that ends the fight.
** IWarnedYou: Once it's over, Kaori reminds her opponent that the match was at level-1 and how she tried to warn her about [[ADateWithRosiePalms the penalty for losing.]] She [[DontLookBack averts her eyes]] when the other girl tries to flee and gets caught by members of the tournament committee who [[spoiler: enforce the penalty by drugging her with an aphrodisiac]].
* ProperLady: In the modern sense, rather than the traditional Victorian manner.
** Kaori's manner of speech is somewhat prim and her style of dress is decidedly feminine, outside of combat. She's one of the few characters to not have any underlying motives, nor does she harbor any ill-intent towards anyone: even where Reimi is concerned[[note]]while Kaori ''was'' humiliated by her defeat, she has no animosity towards Reimi and merely sees defeating her as milestone on her path to self-discovery and enters VG to prove herself[[/note]].
* RapunzelHair: Hers isn't as long as Yuka's and Reimi's, but it's still past her waist.
* RazorWind: Delivered with a ki powered kick that shears the apron off of her opponent and sends her flying across the ring.
* ShesGotLegs: [[http://www.animevice.com/kaori-yanase/18-32723/ Check 'em out]], 'cuz you'll see plenty of them thanks to her fighting style.
** StockingFiller: She wears a pair of dark skin-tight leggings and ankle guards, like Yuka and Satomi.
* TheWorfEffect: Kaori winds up on the receiving end when she accepts Damian's proposal to participate in an unsanctioned spar against Satomi[[note]]who's fighting abilities had been enhanced by the cyber drive project[[/note]]. Kaori was completely outclassed and lasts little more than a few seconds, before Satomi flattens her with a single spin kick that leaves her in a crumpled heap on the floor.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hers is purple, making her the only other character besides Manami (pink) and Reimi (silvery white) to have an unusual hair color.

!!!Manami Kusunoki
She ties with Satomi as being the youngest entrant in the tournament, at age 16. Though she looks, acts, and dresses more like she's 12. However, she's well aware that she's outmatched by the competition, which is why she has absolutely no intention of fighting to begin with. Instead, she plans to cheat her way to the top by tricking others into fighting her matches for her.
* ACupAngst: Despite her antics, she's both envious of and impressed by Yuka and Jun's endowments, which makes her self-conscious about her own [[{{Pettanko}} which have hardly begun to develop.]]
* CheerfulChild[=/=]GenkiGirl: Manami's older than she looks, acts, sounds, or dresses, but the trope still applies. She's almost always upbeat and energetic, and rarely loses her smile.
* LetsGetDangerous: She's [[PluckyComicRelief a goofball]] and a cheat, but she has a moment of brilliance during the fight with [[spoiler: Chiho]].
* LeeroyJenkins: She deliberately invokes this, as a diversion tactic, by appearing to charge [[spoiler: Chiho]] head-on, then [[spoiler: [[NinjaLog sheds her dress]] to avoid being skewered.]] Jun capitalizes on the opening and clotheslines [[spoiler: Chiho]], ending the fight.
* [[ManipulativeBitch Manipulative Runt]]: She mooches a free dessert off of Jun and weasels out of her match with Erina, by getting them to stop at the site of her designated fight, then allowing Erina to think Yuka was her. See directly below for details.
** LoopholeAbuse: Erina knew Manami was supposed to be her next opponent, but hadn't bothered to do an ID check before the match. So when Jun tells her to fight Yuka, Erina accepts under the assumption that Yuka must've been Manami, since she was at the designated place for the fight. Which was exactly what Manami intended, so she could advance on a technicality.[[note]]As Manami pointed out, it was Erina's fault for not doing an ID check, and Jun's for suggesting that Erina fight Yuka. By tournament rules, Manami was exonerated of any wrongdoing and was allowed to advance[[/note]].
* MegaTwinTails: Picture [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Sasami Jurai]] with pink hair and you basically have [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/427537 Manami.]]
** RapunzelHair: Because of her pint-sized stature, her pigtails nearly touch the floor.
* NinjaLog: She [[LeeroyJenkins pretends to charge]] [[spoiler: Chiho]], then sheds her dress at the last second to decoy her fire. It works, giving Jun the opening she needs to end the fight.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's supposed to be 16, but you'd never know it by looking at her. She looks and acts like she's 12-13 instead. Moreso, since she wardrobe consists of a frilly dress and a bow, and a sailor suit style school uniform.
** TokenMiniMoe: ...oh, and she's a runt.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: When Jun calls her out on the mix-up with Erina, [[RefugeInAudacity Manami shamelessly replies that she has no intentions of fighting in the tournament and plans to cheat her way to the top]] to get the prize money.
* RocketPunch: Her rocket-powered gloves [[FoeTossingCharge in action.]]
* RosehairedGirl: Hers is strawberry pink.
* SkinshipGrope: She gets a kick out of groping Yuka's boobs and using them as pillows to rest her head on, which usually annoys Yuka. At other times, she simply tries to ignore her.
* SweetTooth: All you'll ever see her eat are sweets, whether it's chocolate bars, poki sticks, or parfaits.

!!!Chiho Masuda
A rogue {{ninja}}, who's acting on orders to enter the VG tournament in order to investigate The Jahana Group's activities and expose them. She's also friends with Shen, a fellow ninja who's infiltrated the group disguised as on of their operatives.
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy]]: Due to the serum Siritahi injects her with.
** EmptyEyes: Her eyes are blank the entire time she's under Siritahi's control. They return to normal once [[spoiler: Jun]] snaps her out of it, by knocking her unconscious.
* CurbstompBattle: This happens to her twice, back-to-back.
** First, she makes the mistake of crossing paths with [[LadyOfWar Reimi]] and attempts to fight her way past her. Reimi reads each of her attacks and defeats her effortlessly, causing Chiho to flee the battle.
** Except [[OutOfTheFryingPan she crash lands in the arena Damian created to field-test Satomi's enhanced fighting abilities]] and finds Satomi waiting for her; forcing Chiho to fight for her life. She never had a chance. The match ends in seconds.
* [[BadassInDistress Jane Bondage]]: By the time she regains consciousness, she finds herself bound and stripped down to her panties, at [[TortureTechnician Siritahi's]] mercy. She gives Chiho ATasteOfTheLash, but doesn't allow her to pass out. Not before giving her an injection to make her their slave.
* KameHameHadoken:
* {{Ninja}}: She comes from an unnamed ninja clan that apparently has ties with the Japanese government.
** FlashStep: Seen when she slips past a pair of guards, during her escape attempt. Chiho is shown [[NinjaRun running down the hall]] towards them, then appears to vanish before reappearing in the elevator directly behind them, as if she had teleported.
** FlechetteStorm: Used during both her fights with Reimi and [[spoiler: Satomi]] respectively.
** NinjaMaid: Make that "ninja waitress". Literally.
** NinjaRun: Also seen during her escape attempt.
* OhCrap: Covered in the next entry directly below.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows too Much]]: Invoked when Damain casually lets her know her that [[BeingWatched he's aware she was spying on him]], during his secret meeting with one of the lab technicians from the Jahana Research Facility. So he decides to use her, by pitting her against Satomi in an unsanctioned match so he could field-test the cyber drive's enhancements. Then has Siritahi [[{{Brainwash}} enslave Chiho]] after she's defeated.

!!!Ayako Yuuki
[[DemotedToExtra A minor character]], who works as a dancer at the [=SoTO=] techno/rave dance club. In the anime, she serves as Satomi's first opponent.
* [[AdaptationalVillainy Adaptational Jerkassery]]: In her video game portrayal, she uses her body to lure out stalkers and rapists to bring them to justice. The anime, however, makes her out to be [[DepravedHomosexual a lesbian who sexually harasses other women]] - as seen in the example entry below:
** BullyingADragon: She repeatedly comes onto Satomi, during their match, until she makes the mistake of pushing her ''[[RageBreakingPoint too far]]''. Seen and hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD6fLDR9xSg at 18:01-18:43, here.]]
-->'''reviewer: ([[DeadpanSnarker snarking]])''' "Wait... did Satomi just ''kill'' Yuki? [[WhatTheHellHero What the hell?]] What happened to the penalties being humiliation and nudity? What did Yuki do to deserve death? She was so kind, and charming, and charitable and-"
-->'''*shows replay of Yuki stripping and groping Satomi*'''
-->'''reviewer: (cheerfully)''' "Oh, wait. Despite the fact that she aims to protect women from rapists, [[DepravedHomosexual she practically tried to rape Satomi]], during the fight. So Yuki's [[{{Hypocrite}} a bloody hypocrite.]] Nevermind."
* CombatHandFan: Hers is a showgirl fan lined with feathers which conceals a set of blades. She uses it to [[ClothingDamage shred Satomi's uniform]], during their match.
* DanceBattler: It's her profession after all, which she incorporates into her fighting style.
* DemotedToExtra: While the rest of the cast gets a fair amount of screentime and character focus, Yuki is only seen briefly during her match with Satomi. Which serves as little more than a means for Damian to assess Satomi's inherent fighting ability.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Even when [[OhCrap she knew she was screwed.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: Like you wouldn't believe! You'd almost think her boobs were spring-loaded.
* LipstickLesbian: [[AllThereInTheManual According to her bio]], she entered the tournament as an excuse to see as many naked women's bodies as possible.
** [[DepravedHomosexual Depraved Lesbian]]: In [[AdaptationalVillainy her anime portrayal]], Yuki spends half her match with Satomi flirting and making suggestive comments about her body, while shredding her uniform.
* NoblewomansLaugh: She taunts Satomi by laughing from behind her fan, after shredding several parts of her uniform.
* OhCrap: Yuki's reaction right as Satomi prepares to let her have it.
* TemptingFate: Sexually harassing an opponent, who happens to have one of the highest latent fighting potentials on record[[note]]though Yuki wasn't aware of that[[/note]] was already pushing her luck. Going so far as to grope her though, was the straw that broke the camel's back. Which Yuki learns in short order.
* ThanksForTheMammary: This is what finally does it.

[[folder: Villains]]
!!!Miranda Jahana
[[BigBad The driving force behind The Jahana Group's actions]] [[NotJustATournament and the plot, in general.]] She's also the mother of Reimi, though she has no love for her daughter and sees her as little more than a diversion to her ambitions. Which is to take over a suitably powerful body and reclaim [[EntitledBitch her rightful place as head]] of [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Corporation.]]
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]]: A flashback reveals she used to [[spoiler: beat Reimi and subjected her to hellish training and experiments to condition her for use as her new host body]]. When she failed to meet Miranda's expectations, she considered her trash and lost her only interest in her daughter.
* BigBad: The VG tournament is the means by which she intends to find the ideal specimen, whose body will become her new vessel, and designed the cyber drive - which is designed to augment one's natural fighting ability through neurological manipulation. It also allows her to take possession of them [[GrandTheftMe by superimposing her consciousness over theirs.]]
* BlondesAreEvil: As seen in pretty much ''all'' the entries in her example section.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: See the EvilMatriarch entry.
* TheDisembodied: It's never said how she died. All that's known is she wants another lease on life and is looking for the perfect specimen to use as her new vessel - even it means creating one, herself.
* EntitledBitch: See the next entry.
* EvilMatriarch: In addition to being abusive to Reimi, the entire purpose of the VG tournament is so she can take over some unsuspecting girl's body and use it to reclaim ''her'' rightful position as head of The Jahana Corporation. And she doesn't care [[ManipulativeBastard how many strings she has to pull]], or [[KickTheDog who she has to step on]] to get it done.
* [[spoiler: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Her Own Petard]]]]: Ironically, this happens to her twice:
** Her first mistake was [[AbusiveParents pushing Reimi]] to such insane levels of perfection at an early age, which comes back to bite Miranda in the ass when [[ThePerfectionist Reimi's]] [[AwesomeByAnalysis fighting skills]] prove too much for Satomi to overcome ''even with'' the cyber drive's enhancements.
** Miranda's second mistake was using Satomi for the cyber drive project, which naturally lead [[TheHero Yuka]] to search for [[ChildhoodFriend her missing friend.]] Once she frees Satomi from Miranda's control, [[spoiler: the very power she coveted gets turned against her when they unleash their combined fury on her and destroy tbe cyber drive]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Which is pretty much the entire point of the tournament and the plot. [[EntitledBitch The lady's got entitlement issues.]]
* KickTheDog: Miranda loves doing this to Reimi, as seen in the [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]] and MeaningfulName entries.
* MeaningfulName: The name "Jahana" means "evil flower" in Japanese, which explains the white rose motiff she uses. This also become a plot point when [[spoiler: she cheats Reimi out of her victory against Satomi, by activating the seed she had implanted in Reimi's body when she was a child. It sprouts into a vine covered in white roses that sap all of Reimi's strength, leaving her unable to fight.]]
* MonochromeApparition: The only time her spirit is shown, she appears as a greyish-white apparition.
* RichBitch: She's ridiculously wealthy, or ''was'' when she was alive, and is an evil, manipulative, contemptible woman with no redeeming qualities to speak of.
* SadisticChoice: After seeing that Satomi wasn't powerful enough to defeat Reimi, despite the cyber drive's enhancements, she decides to use Yuka's body instead. Miranda threatens to kill Satomi from within unless Yuka agreed to surrender her body to her. [[spoiler: [[DivingSave Kaori prevents it from happening]]]].
* [[spoiler: TheUnfought: After all the hell her schemes puts Satomi through, she and Yuka don't actually get to fight her. Instead, [[SoulJar her spirit remains trapped]] [[HauntedTechnology in the cyber drive.]] So they destroy it, presumably taking Miranda along with it]].

!!!Reimi Jahana
The heiress of the Jahana Family and the two-time defending champion of the VG tournament. Reimi possesses tremendous power and fighting ability, such that few can hope to stand against her, and enters the competition to prove her dominance once again.
* [[WildCard Ambiguous Alignment]]: Reimi straddles the line between being an AntiHero and an AntiVillain, making it difficult to tell what her true alignment is. At first, [[SlowMotionPassby it appears that she's meant to be]] an antagonist towards Yuka, but her other actions, such as adamantly refusing to bend the tournament's rules, and directly confronting [[TheDragon Damian]] once she learns about his hidden testing facility, clearly shows she has [[NobleDemon a strong sense of integrity.]]
* ArmorPiercingSlap: When Damian tries to get her to bend the rules to allow Satomi to enter the competition after the deadline, she asks whether it was Satomi's decision, or his. When he evades the question, by implying Satomi could possibly be a match for ''even her'', she bitchslaps him and tells him the answer to both, is "no".
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung-Fu Chick]]: With her fighting skills and considering she's the two-time defending champion of the VG tournament (primed for a three-peat), it's {{justified}}.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: She can accurately read her opponents and readily exploit any flaws or weaknesses she finds in their technique (see the: FlawExploitation and PowerNullifier enteries).
* {{Badass}}: From the moment of her introduction, it doesn't take long to see why Reimi's the reigning champion:
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She's the CEO of the Jahana Corporation and the two-time defending champion of the VG tournament. Not impressed? Then consider this: Yuka and Satomi[[note]]Satomi's power was augmented by the cyber drive[[/note]] each took a stab at her with one of their strongest attacks. She [[PowerNullifier stopped both of them cold]] without breaking a sweat.
** BadassArmfold: Usually seen whenever she's lecturing someone, though she'll sometimes do so with a hand on her hip to the same effect.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Her standard attire is a black tuxedo with a white vest and bowtie (minus a jacket), along with [[CombatStilettos a pair high-heels.]] But she's also seen in secretarial garb, which includes a form-fitting miniskirt, when she's alone with her personal aide.
** CulturedBadass: In addition to her style of dress, she rides around in a red Ferrari and is also seen having rooftop trysts (which includes fine wine) with her personal aide in her private rose garden.
* [[spoiler: DiscOneFinalBoss]]: The encounter between her and Yuka on the highway, along with the fact she's the two-time defending champion, makes it seem that she'll be the one Yuka has to face in the finals. Except it isn't allowed to happen, due to [[spoiler: Miranda cheating Reimi out of her victory over Satomi, which eliminates Reimi from the competition]].
* EnemyWithin: A flashback to Reimi's childhood reveals she was subjected to hellish experiments by her mother, during which, [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun a seed was implanted in her body]]]]. Which comes into play during her match with Satomi when [[spoiler: Miranda triggers it to sap Reimi's strength, leaving her unable to fight]]. Making Satomi the winner by default.
* FlawExploitation: This is one of the cornerstones in her counteroffensive arsenal, which she demonstrates during her encounter with Satomi. When Satomi launches into [[FullContactMagic a ki-powered aerial strike]], Reimi catches it effortlessly with one hand and cancels it, while giving her a brief lecture on ki manipulation[[note]]Reimi used her own ki as a buffer to first diminish the power of Satomi's strike, then redirected Satomi's own ki back at her. Thereby cancelling the attack altogether[[/note]].
-->'''Reimi: ([[SmugSuper smirking]])''' "You have amazing power. However, power alone is not enough. You must temper power with control, and temper control with technique. Like so."
-->'''redirects Satomi's own power back at her, [[PowerNullifier cancelling the attack]]'''
* IronLady: She's all business and adamantly enforces and adheres to the rules of the VG tournament. She's also the CEO of The Jahana Corporation, which sponsors the tournament, and runs both like well-oiled machines to ensure their profitability.
* LadyOfWar: The women of VG are collectively referred to as "goddesses", but Reimi exemplifies it because you'd swear she was some sort of nobility. She conducts herself with presence, poise, and authority - even in the midst of battle.
* LightningBruiser: Speed, power, defense, precision, technique. There is no discernible flaw in her style. So much so, that [[spoiler: Miranda had to cheat to get rid of her]].
* TheOjou: She's held in high esteem as both the heiress of the Jahana Family and the CEO of her family's corporation.
* ThePerfectionist: This was [[AbusiveParents beaten into her]] at an early age, by her mother, who relentlessly pushed her to perfect her fighting skills and analytical abilities. As a result, her skills have been honed to a razor's edge to where she can accurately read her opponents and readily exploit any flaws or weaknesses in their attacks.
* PowerNullifier: She has the ability to counter energy based attacks by nullifying her opponent's ki by first offsetting it with her own, then redirecting their own energy back at them to cancel their attack. Seen when she casually counters [[MovesetClone the same attack from both Yuka and Satomi]] respectively.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair's actually longer than Yuka's and has greater volume to boot. Not that it slows her down any.
** PrincessCurls: Of the [[MegaTwinTails mega twin-tailed]] variety.
** WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: It's closer to silvery grey, but still applies.
* ShockAndAwe: Her ki has an electrical effect, as Chiho learns firsthand when Reimi tags her with it.
* SomethingAboutARose: Just like her mother, though hers are red to distinguish her from Miranda's white ones. She flicks one at [[{{Ninja}} Chiho]], using the thorns on the stem to strip the mask from her face. And, at the start of her match against Satomi, she shields herself from one of Satomi's attacks by enveloping her body in a giant red rose.

!!!Damian/[[spoiler: Katoon]]
Miranda's [[TheDragon most loyal follower and the one she entrusts to carry out her agenda]], who undermines Reimi's authority to do so. After scouting Satomi and sensing her latent power, Damian becomes convinced that she would make the perfect specimen to serve as Miranda's new vessel and manipulates her to that end.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Damian undermines Reimi's authority by bending the rules of the VG tournament (or flagrantly ignoring them altogether) to carry out Miranda's wishes. Including all but blackmailing Satomi into entering the competition, subjecting her to the cyber drive to augment her fighting abilities and holding unsanctioned matches in his hidden testing facility to gauge her progress.
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: See the RedemptionEqualsDeath entry further down.]]
* TheDragon: To Miranda Jahana.
* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself[=/=] GoOutWithASmile: Right before he dies, Siritahi tearfully calls him by his real name for the first time in years: Katoon. He smiles and thanks her for it before passing away.]]
* {{Expy}}: Possibly of [[Anime/MacrossPlus Guld Goa Boman]]. Not only do they look similar (minus the difference in hair color), he has a similar condition where he has to take meds to suppress [[spoiler: his SuperpoweredEvilSide]] - just as Guld had to take medication to suppress his Zentradi impulses - and each takes an injection shot along with it.
* [[BeingWatched I Know You're There]]: Chiho eavesdrops on a secret meeting between Damian one of the lab technicians, who tells Damian they'd get better results if they could pit Satomi against live opponents, rather than simulations. Damian smirks, without turning around, and suggests they [[OhCrap "start with that girl spying on us in the doorway over there".]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Already covered in the DealWithTheDevil entry in Satomi's section and the [[CuriosityKilledTheCast Curiosity Killed the Cat]] entry in Kaori's section.
* OnlyOneName: Damian's last name is never given. In fact, it isn't even his real name, it's an alias. And, even when ''that's'' finally revealed, he's still only referred to by one name: [[spoiler: Katoon]].
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: During the scene where he attacks Yuka, he repeatedly demands that she, "use it"[[note]]her Kikou Dan, which failed because she couldn't sense any emotion from his ki[[/note]]. Damian deflects it easily which causes him to become further enraged and beats her savagely for it. He finally finds peace in the final episode, when Yuka blasts him with her modified Kikou Dan which purges him of all his hostility. Thereby, eliminating his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide alter-ego]] for good, which is what he'd been waiting for. It kills him in the process, but [[GoOutWithASmile he dies without regret.]]]]
* SecretRelationship: It's subtly implied that he and [[spoiler: Siritahi]] were an item.
* [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Screw the Rules]]: Period, as far as he's concerned.
** Entry deadline? Fuck it. The chairwoman sponsoring the tournament denied a last minute entry? To hell with her too, he signed Satomi up anyway and subjected her to a round of illegal experiments to augment her fighting abilities. Bottom line: Damian gives two about shits what the rules say. He has an agenda and nothing's going to stop him from seeing it through.
* SharpDressedMan: Always seen in a suit and tie. With shades.
* [[spoiler: SuperpoweredEvilSide]]: He takes two sets of medication to control it: one helps him suppress it, while the other allows him to trigger it.
** AxeCrazy: In his feral state, Damian will attack friend or foe indiscriminately. In the final episode, he becomes so forgone that he kills the lab technicians when they try to sedate him and even turns on Siritahi. Yuka saves her by blasting him with her ultimate attack which purges him of all his hostility... [[spoiler: killing him in the process.]]
** NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Near the end of the second episode, Yuka asks Jun to drop by her dojo, where she finds all but one of her students dead. Before Yuka can ask who was responsible, Damian attacks her, along with Jun and Manami, when they try to help her. They barely survive the encounter, thanks to [[BadassGrandpa the old master's]] intervention.
* SunglassesAtNight: He rarely takes them off, 'til he reveals that he was the one who killed Yuka's students by [[spoiler: triggering his transformation right in front of her]], before fighting her one last time.

A scientist, who works at the Jahana Research Facility and is responsible for providing Damian's medication to help suppress [[SuperpoweredEvilSide his violent impulses.]] She's also in charge of [[TortureTechnician dealing with]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch anyone caught poking around the facility.]] However, it's subtly implied that her real reason for working there, is to find a cure for Damian's condition [[spoiler: so [[SecretRelationship they can be together again.]]]]
* EeriePaleskinnedBrunette: Siritahi's complexion is [[http://www.bladeandepsilon.com/vgoavcap159.jpg nearly ivory white]], which sharply contrasts with her jet black hair.
* [[ItsUpToYou "Go... Do as You Must"]]: She doesn't try to stop Yuka, due to her heartbreak over [[spoiler: Damian's death]]. Instead, [[TearsOfRemorse she urges her to go on ahead]] and tells her to destroy the cyber drive and put an end to Miranda's ambitions.
* HotScientist: She's drop-dead gorgeous, though you don't get to see much of her figure because of her labcoat. Still, if [[ShesGotLegs her legs]] are any indication... '''[[HelloNurse hel~lo NURSE!]]'''
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She shows a great deal of concern for [[spoiler: Damian's]] well being both times she has to sedate him to. In addition, it's implied she was working at the Jahana Research Facility in hopes of finding a cure for his condition, so they could be together again. When he eventually subcumbs to it [[spoiler: and dies, she loses the will to live, herself, and [[TogetherInDeath choses to die with him]]]], during the lab's destruction.
* [[spoiler: [[TogetherInDeath Love Suicide]]: As mentioned in the preceeding entry, when Damian dies, she loses her own will to live and chooses to remain with him during the lab's destruction... even as the ceiling collapsed on top of them.]]
* OnlyOneName: It isn't known whether it's her first or last name. It's possible that it may not even be her real name, but an alias instead, like Damian's.
* SecretRelationship: Implied to have been in one with [[spoiler: Damian]].
* TortureTechnician: This is her secondary duty at the facility, which is how they deal with spies and intruders.
** IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Siritahi takes a moment to [[HomoeroticSubtext admire Chiho's exposed skin]], before proceeding with the torture.
** ATasteOfTheLash: After binding Chiho's hands to the ceiling and stripping her down to her panties, she waits for her to regain consciousness. Once Chiho realizes her predicament, Siritahi lashes her with a whip; keeping her conscious throughout the ordeal.
** {{Sadist}}: Suffice to say, she enjoys her work. After whipping Chiho relentlessly, she pauses to [[LecherousLicking lick a fleck of blood from one of the welts on her cheek.]] Then puts the whip away and withdraws a syringe from the inner beastpocket of her labcoat.
** YouWontFeelAThing: Said right before she injects her with mind control serum.