Characters / Arcana Heart

Here are the characters featured in the all-girls fighting game series Arcana Heart. All image columns shown come from Arcana Heart 3.

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    Debuting in Arcana Heart 

Heart Aino

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Default Arcana: Partinias (Love)
Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi
The protagonist of the series, Heart is a complete ditz and a loyal worshiper of The Power of Love. Her purpose is to be there to help her friends when they're down. In the process, however, she makes herself fair game to people who seem to desire her power (or her pureness) for something.

Saki Tsuzura

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Default Arcana: Bhanri (Lightning)
Voiced by: Yumi Shimura
Heart's aloof best friend, Saki went to England in order to study. While there, she befriended Fiona, whom she unfortunately lost during the separation of the Elemental World. In the process, her Arcana would wake in time to save her life, and ever since made a vow to protect her remaining friends, even if from afar.
  • Aloof Ally: She is this for Heart.
  • Broken Bird: What happened to Fiona has really affected her.
  • Charged Attack: Every one of her specials.
  • Childhood Friends: She has been best friends with Heart since childhood.
  • Clothing Damage: If she's defeated by a super move, her tights get ripped in a few places.
  • Cry Cute: At the end of her story in 3, she broke down in tears upon realizing that all her efforts to gain the sacred stones to turn Fiona back to human was a complete failure, and the rumors behind it could be lies. Thank God there's Heart to cheer her up.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Two years before the events of the original Arcana Heart, Saki's father had to relocate to Great Britain for work, and she attended school there. One day, Saki and her friend Fiona visited a mysterious mountainside and were sucked into the Elemental world. Saki was rescued by the Arcana Bhanri, but Fiona was trapped in the other dimension. Saki has felt guilty ever since.

Kamui Tokinomiya

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Default Arcana: Anutpada (Time)
Voiced by: Hiromi Hirata
The "Millennium Guardian" who has awakened due to a crisis brought upon by Mildred. She investigates this matter with the help of the ninja girl Konoha by posing as Heart and Saki's sempai, only with ponytail and still carrying her katana Tamayorihime... as if that's not going to attract the gaze of many an inquisitive eye.
  • Cast from Hit Points: She can sacrifice sliver of her health in order to gain a boost in offense and to power-up her next special attack.
  • Counter Attack: Has some attacks like this. One of them inflicts around 90% damage.
  • Expy: Her appearance and weapon of choice remind of Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple's Shigure Kosaka.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: She has slept at least few decades before the present day, so there are quite a few things about the modern world that she has yet to understand.
  • Hair Decorations: A round jewel she wears on a sidetail. It used to belong to her little sister and is implied to be made out of a rainbow-colored Celestial Stone.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Being that she has slept at least few decades before the present day, she hasn't figured out how to really use modern day technology.
  • Improbable Age: She became the Millennial Guardian at the age of ten.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her attacks are fast and does a lot of damage.
  • Noodle Incident: Since she's Really 700 Years Old (possibly even older), Kamui drops more than a few lines about some other crises she's been woken up for. For example, in the first game, she tells Mildred that she wasn't the first to try merging the human and Elemental worlds, and later starts talking about some other enemies she faced to Konoha in her epilogue: apparently, she crossed blades with an organization called "The Divine Army", and The Third Reich.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: No, Kamui, tying your hair back won't hide your identity, especially if you're carrying a katana.

Konoha

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Default Arcana: Moriomoto (Nature)
Voiced by: Mayumi Yoshida
A dog girl who comes from the legendary Koinumaru ninja clan. She is often very happy, going into battles happily and settling them in a well-intentioned manner. Her route is more joking, however, and it's largely all Played for Laughs.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Given her single minded focused on Kamui, it's not hard to see some romantic attraction underneath it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Most of her appearances outside her story involve her being the butt of jokes.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: One of her supers has her assaulting her opponent with dozens of clones of herself. Her Critical Heart also involves clones, but in much less quantity.
  • Fear of Thunder: She herself says that she's not good around thunder.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears them.
  • Fragile Speedster: She is fast, a small target, but she can't take much damage.
  • Genki Girl: She won't let anything stop her.
  • Green Thumb: Moriomoto has the power of Nature.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: She a ninja who is a dog girl.
  • Life Drain: Using her default Arcana, Konoha is capable of stealing health from her opponent.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has dog ears and a tail.
  • Ninja: She came from the Koinumara ninja clan.
  • Ninja Log: Her counter has her utilize either a log or a doll of herself in various costumes to escape opponent's attack.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Her long red scarf is large enough (and her small enough) to be used as an impromptu glider.
  • School Sport Uniform: She wears this under her various "ninja" accessories.
  • Shout-Out: Two of her palettes make her resemble Last Order and Bang Shishigami.
  • Spinning Piledriver: She wouldn't be a ninja without an Izuna Drop move, would she?
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: Shurikens, kunais, smoke bombs and blowpipes (though she mainly uses the pipe as a snorkel when burrowing underground).
  • Third-Person Person: She refers to herself in the third person.
  • Undying Loyalty: She is deeply devoted to be on Kamui's side all the time and serve her in best of her abilities.

Maori Kasuga

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Default Arcana: Ohtsuchi (Earth)
Voiced by: Maki Tsuchiya
Second-born of four sisters specializing in exorcisms, called upon by the Japanese Ministry of Elemental Affairs to investigate Mildred's Evil Plan.

Mei-Fang

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Default Arcana: Lang-Gong (Fire)
Voiced by: Juri Takita
A Robot Girl in search of her master who was captured by Mildred. She is apparently friends with Kira, however insufferable she may be, and they often work together.

Lilica Felchenrow

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Default Arcana: Tempestas (Wind)
Voiced by: Mayako Nigo
A half-demon who lives with her father. She usually goes about searching for fun, and shrugs off work. She was apparently offered some kind of 'deal' from Mildred, which she (obviously) rejects.

Lieselotte Achenbach

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Default Arcana: Gier (Shadow)
Voiced by: Yoko Honda
A girl who lost her family (unknowingly, by her own hands), and whose older sister Elfriede's body was placed on a puppet she carries around. She was hired by Mildred to capture Heart.
  • Aloof Ally: She becomes this later on in the series.
  • Blob Monster: Gier manifests as this.
  • Broken Bird: After losing her family, Lieselotte was emotionally scarred and she became a cold-hearted assassin.
  • Casting a Shadow: Gier has the power of darkness.
  • Creepy Child: She's unsettlingly emotionless and quiet, wanted criminal in another dimension, and carries around a legless puppet with her sister's spirit trapped inside. And she's only ten years old. Yeah, pretty creepy.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: One of the trickier characters to use, but gets deadly once well played.
  • Easily Forgiven: Heart is surprisingly cool with the fact that Lieselotte tried to kidnap her in the first game, and in Lieselotte's story actually succeeds. Then again, it is Heart.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses in gothic lolita fashion.
  • Emotionless Girl: As she is an assassin.
  • Enfante Terrible: Don't underestimate her for being a 10-year-old girl, she's cold-blooded assassin.
  • Evil Albino: A dangerous assassin with the typical appearance of an albino.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a head dress, with a red ribbon on both sides of it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She's still the "creepy" member of the cast, but over time, she's mellowed out from cold-blooded assassin to Aloof Ally.
  • Improbable Age: She's a ten-year-old assassin.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Even post Heel–Face Turn, she's a far more serious character compared to the rest of the cast with very few comical moments.
  • Parasol of Pain: She uses her umbrella as a Magic Wand to cast the spells of her Arcana.
  • Parasol Parachute: She enters matches by floating down with her parasol.
  • Puppet Fighter: She can throw out a legless marionette out of the briefcase to intiate this type of gameplay. The doll normally moves by the directional inputs and attacks by button inputs, though Lieselotte can set up markers to make the doll do different actions on her own. The doll can only take three hits unless recalled, after which she becomes unable to move, requiring you to use a super to revive her. Her Arcana of Shadow, Gier, also behaves likes this. If you hold down the button as you are doing one of its special attacks, you can control Gier to make it move as a shadow around the field to go into a position to attack.

Yoriko Yasuzumi

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Default Arcana: Dieu Mort (Evil)
Voiced by: Yui Itsuki
A young occult fangirl who summoned her staff, Mike, from a spell. Unfortunately, she cannot control him that well, and as a result, she often gets into fights due to his manners.
  • Alliterative Name Yoriko Yasuzumi.
  • Butt-Monkey: Her entire fighting style has Yoriko being dragged around by Mike, much to her misfortune.
  • Cute Witch: She's a cute girl who's into the occult.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even though she is interested in occultism and her main Arcana is the Arcana of Evil, Yoriko is a really nice girl. And while Mike can be insufferable, if people acknowledge his true greatness, he isn't that bad of a guy.
  • Dog Walks You: One of the biggest problems with Mike, aside from just about everything, is that he has a bad habit of literally dragging poor Yoriko around on what amounts to demonic joyrides. It's so bad that virtually every pre-fight quote made by Yoriko is screaming at her opponent to get out of the way, because she can't stop Mike's current rampage.
  • Empathic Weapon: Mike usually takes a form of a staff, which Yoriko has to carry around.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Yoriko's bad ending of the original game, Mike stays behind on Mildred's castle to shield Yoriko and Lilica from the blast.
  • Meganekko: She's a cute, smart, shy girl with glasses.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her braid is as long as she's tall.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Lilica's and Mike's red.
  • Shout-Out: Three of her alternate colors make her look like Chitose Akiyama, Lambda-11 and Tomoko Hoshina. Another makes her resemble Louise!
  • Shrinking Violet: Yoriko is very shy and awkward. This puts her at a huge contrast with Mike.
  • The Smart Girl: To Heart's Five-Man Band, alongside Saki, Maori and Lilica.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: French crullers are Mike's main source of nutrition (and motivation).

Kira Daidouji

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Default Arcana: Niptra (Water)
Voiced by: Hiromi Tsunakake
A girl who got her PhD at the Improbable Age of eleven, Kira has large intentions... as in World Domination. She fights Mildred with her trusty blob for getting in the way with that.

Fiona Mayfield

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Default Arcana: Orichalcos (Metal)
Voiced by: Maria Yamamoto
A British girl whom Saki befriend and was captured by Mildred in what was termed the "Mayfield Incident". She serves her mistress loyally, largely thinking of her as a friend. In any other route in 1, she is the penultimate opponent.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Her down-forward strong attack is accompanied by a heartfelt "I'm sorry!" as she smacks her opponent up into the air with her BFS:
    "Excalibur! GOMENASAI!"
  • Ass Kicks You: If you charge her neutral E move, Fiona launches herself butt-first at the enemy.
  • BFS: Wields a sword that's larger than she is.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's a cute girl who also wields a massive sword.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She's quite clumsy.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Her level 3 is a rekka that not only has two types of complicated inputs (in the first and last parts of the chain), but the last part of the chain requires strict timing. That said, it hits for 75% damage when done properly.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Orichalcos has the power of metal.
  • Fragile Flower: Almost always ends up crying after losing.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She sports a pair.
  • Glacier Waif: Would you believe that a short girl like her can wield such a huge sword?
  • Meido: She wears the classic maid outfit.
  • Ninja Maid: She can competently swing a zweihander as big as she is for the game's strongest (but slow) normals.
  • Older Than She Looks: She stopped aging after she was pulled into the Elemental World, so while she's approximately as old as Saki, she still looks like a little girl.
  • Shout-Out: Two of her palette swaps resemble Alice Margatroid (as she appears in the PC-98 games) and May.

Mildred Avallone

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Voiced by: Yukiko Kikuchi
A woman with an ambition of merging the human and elemental worlds and gain god-like powers. She is fought at the end of any route, and, unsurprisingly, is the hardest character to beat in the whole game, given that she has many unblockable attacks.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit shows a lot of cleavage.
  • Affably Evil: Always polite when she meets the other girls. Her treatment of Fiona, however, seems more than just politeness.
  • A God Am I: Not quite a God, but when she gets the powers of an Archangel, she starts saying things pretty much along this line:
    What is this feeling? Is this… Is this what it’s like to become an Archangel? The power of the Elementals is within me!! I am eternal!!!
  • All Your Powers Combined: She has a selection of all the best moves from all of the game's Arcana. This includes special moves that are supers if used by a playable character.
  • The Atoner: Around the events of 3, she feels bad of everything she has done and wishes to use her immortality to undo her mistakes, first thing being fulfilling Fiona's wish properly.
  • Beam Spam: A given due to her being the final boss of the first game.
  • Big Bad: She's the main antagonist of the first game.
  • Big Little Sister: You see Angelia down on the page? Yeah, that is her big sister. Justified as where Angelia stopped aging and growing due of becoming ethereal, Mildred had chance to grow about seven years.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: More like drunk on the light side, but after becoming an Archangel, she quickly loses all pretense of wanting anything but to destroy mankind:
    Ha-ha-ha-ha! I’ve never felt so alive! The world seems so vivid! I see now what it's like to evolve! All other life is inferior! You're dirt- no, LESS than dirt! No one can stop the worlds from merging now!! Soon, my plans will be complete. I’ll be the creator of a new world, and all will know my name!!
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Mildred is the Responsible sibling to Angelia's Foolish.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In the original game. The only comical moment is in Konoha's storyline due to Konoha getting lost in Mildred's motive rant.
  • Large Ham: Once she becomes an Archangel, she starts hamming things up.
  • Light Is Not Good: She becomes an Archangel yet she want to destroy mankind.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's not especially quick with her regular movement speed. However, with her teleportation, it's a moot point. This is on top of her having far more health than any playable character, to the point where she can take off bigger chunks of a player's lifebar with her specials than they can with their supers.
  • Not Quite the Right Thing: Her way of helping Fiona to reunite with everyone else was to turn everyone else into ethereal like Fiona, mainly because she never considered the possibility that someone might not want to be one.
  • Pet the Dog: Her treatment of Fiona. She genuinely cares for the latter. As a result, Mildred is not happy whenever Angelia abuses Fiona for her own amusement.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: In the original game, she doesn't use her hands and relies entirely on Arcana special moves.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her short hair becomes very long after she transforms into an Archangel.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As part of her transformation into an Archangel, she gains blood red eyes, in contrast to her initial blue eyes.
  • SNK Boss: She has access to all the moves of the Arcana, has far more health than a normal character, and dishes out more damage with her special moves than normal characters can do to her with a super move. To top it all off, she has a screen filling super move of her own that does more damage than any other attack in the game.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Avallone/Avalon.
  • Straight Man: In 3, Mildred is occasionally quite beleaguered when it comes to Angelia's actions.
  • Time-Limit Boss: She can't be defeated by letting the timer running out, if they happens the player gets a bad ending because that gives time for Mildred's ritual to break the barrier between worlds.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Thinks that merging the human and Elemental Worlds would give mankind salvation - nevermind the fact millions would outright die during the merge.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It's revealed in 3 that her actions were her means of trying to reunite with her sister.
  • Winged Humanoid: She has angelic wings.

    Debuting in Arcana Heart 2 

Petra Johanna Lagerkvist

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Default Arcana: Zilrael (Holy)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
Daughter of the influential Lagerkvist family. On the second Elemental World incident triggered by Angelia, she travels to Kanto to investigate, assisted by nuns Elsa and Clarice in her endeavors.

Zenia Valov

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Default Arcana: Almacia (Ice)
Voiced by: Kaori Shimizu
Amnesiac, no-nonsense Russian Special Forces agent sent to investigate Angelia's rampage in Kanto, and ends up clashing with Kamui. Beneath her tough exterior is a Friend to All Children who is somewhat fond of plushies.
  • Aloof Big Sister: For Lieselotte, but neither of them knew until recently.
  • An Ice Person: Her default Arcana, Almacia, uses the power of ice.
  • Badass Longcoat: Sports a kickass black longcoat, supporting her appearance as a very powerful fighter.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: She is a capable fighter despite not saying much.
  • Charged Attack: A couple of her specials can be charged up with the Edinorog gauge, and the damage varies depending on where you stop the charge. Landing on green deals the minimum damage, landing on orange deals higher damage, and landing on the thin blue area deals the maximum damage. One of her supers also makes it so that her next charged special is always at maximum power.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Her main Arcana, Almacia, is a penguin, and seems to like them as much as Kamui.
  • Extremity Extremist: She uses very few kicks and mostly relies on punches and her pilebunker.
  • Face Palm of Doom: Her Critical Heart.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears a pair.
  • Friend to All Children: She's surprisingly good with children.
  • I Call It "Vera": Her pilebunker is named "Edinorog" (Russian for "unicorn"), and even Zenia sometimes remarks that its blood is boiling.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She is actually Elfriede Achenbach, Lieselotte's older sister, separated at birth and given a complete memory wash. She learned this from Petra at the end of 3 and returned to Lieselotte for a short time.
  • Mystical White Hair: She kinda fits this trope in that she has silver hair and her origin is completely shrouded in mystery.
  • Power Fist: Augmented by a pilebunker gauntlet.
  • The Quiet One: She generally only talks when necessary and when she does, she only says what she needs to say.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: She has silver hair, red eyes, pale skin, a mysterious past, and is very stoic.
  • Shout-Out: Some of her alternate colors resemble Iori Yagami, Vanessa, Nina Antalk and Riza Hawkeye.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: She removes it during one of her winposes, which reveals her long hair. This also happens if she loses via a super move.
  • Statuesque Stunner: At 174 cm, she's the tallest character in the series.
  • The Stoic: She doesn't say much unless it's necessary. Just like her little sister Lieselotte.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Cold and efficient, yet shows her warmer side to children and Lieselotte.
  • Too Many Belts: Has three belts in each of her boots and one hanging from her longcoat.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cookies.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She looks like an older version of her little sister Lieselotte.

Elsa La Conti

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Default Arcana: Koshmar (Punishment)
Voiced by: Kaya Miyake
A nun who assists Petra during the second Elemental World incident. She joined the Western Europe Spirit Sector after losing her family to a demon attack. She is very straight forward and sometimes too strict on herself.
  • Berserk Button: She does not like to be called old.
  • Church Militant: She's a demon slaying nun.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's not exactly harped upon in the story, but the reason Elsa joined the Western Europe Spirit Branch was because demons murdered her family.
  • Demon Slaying: She used to be an undiscriminating demon slayer when she was still mortal to the point where even her allies were afraid of her. Not that she minded. It wasn't until she met Clarice that she mellowed down greatly.
  • Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Pulls out a magical gun for her Critical Heart.
  • Expy: The gun and cross aside, her other physical weapons? Holy Water, a whip, a stake, and a bible. Sounds like we have a lost Belmont.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: First met Clarice after being ordered to kill her by her employers. The battle ended badly for both, and their lives were saved by their respective Arcanas.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She views herself in a really bad light, constantly saying that she is worthless and trying to make up for it by working way harder than she should. Usually many of her friends have to tell her that she shouldn't be so strict on herself.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: She can Consecrate a certain area with few of her move sand the release holy energy from them.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She practically eats nothing but red bean pastries.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: In the past, she used to detest demons for what they did to her family. Even after mellowing down, she still has to manually control herself when interacting with them.
  • Whip It Good: One of her moves is to lash out a whip.

Clarice di Lanza

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Default Arcana: Sorwat (Sin)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara
A nun who assists Petra during the second Elemental World incident. She used to be a noblewoman in the elemental world, but boredom drove her to switch allegiances, and later became an agent of the Western Europe Spirit Sector after a rough encounter with Elsa.

Catherine Kyoubashi

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Default Arcana: Median (Magnetism)
Voiced by: Ai Matayoshi
A Japanese-American who fights with a huge robot of her own design named Terry Yodogawa. Despite her comical appearance, she is a genius prodigy who enrolled in MIT's College of Spirit Research at the age of ten. Arcana is Median, the Arcana of Magnetism.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Quite literally; she's an eccentric inventor who went to MIT, which means she's really damn smart. She also has actual bunny ears.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She is Japanese-American.
  • Child Prodigy: She has built a fully functional multi-purpose Magitek Mini-Mecha. She is only ten years old.
  • Companion Cube: She sometimes talks to Yodogawa like it was a person.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Like Kira, she's excellent at science, and terrible at any subject outside of it.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • Does Not Like Shoes: It's hard to tell when she's in her mech, since her feet generally aren't visible, but whenever she's KO'd or hops out, then yep, she's barefoot.
  • Eagleland: Combined with her Kansai Regional Accent and Phenotype Stereotype appearance, she's pretty much a personification of how Japan views Americans as.
  • Foil: To Kira.
  • Improbable Age: Enrolled at MIT when she was ten.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Which is pretty impressive when you consider that she's actually Japanese-American. And yes, her decidedly non-American accent gets lampshaded occasionally. Apparently, she picked up said accent from living with her grandmother.
  • Mini-Mecha: It is called "Terry Yodogawa". Not quite large enough to be Humongous Mecha, but large enough to make her the tallest character in the cast.
  • Morality Pet: Of sorts, to Kira. Catherine is one of the few people who actually like the arrogant genius girl. And while Kira seems to find her annoying, she does ocassionally refer to her as her friend.
  • Shout-Out: Her design and color scheme pretty much screams of a loli, non-pudgy Dr. Eggman.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: All of her supers has something blowing up, be it a Cartoon Bomb, a miniature drone of Yodogawa called Minigawa, multiple firework missiles, or the Yodogawa itself creating the explosion.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Okonomiyaki and takoyaki, rooting back to her family roots in Osaka.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Much like Kira.

Dorothy Albright

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Default Arcana: Heliogabalus (Mirrors)
Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi
An American magus who works in Las Vegas as stage magician "Dorothy the Wizard". She has a strong sense of justice and helps the American Spirit Department whenever she can.
  • Black Magician Girl: She's stage magician who dabbles in black magic.
  • Boyish Short Hair: To the point where she could easily be mistaken for a boy.
  • Cane Fu: Her attacks aside of cards are consist of attacking with her cane. Her down air B is even a pogo cane!
  • Death Dealer: Her specials involves using giant playing cards to attack, and they even have a special mechanism where having five cards on the screen has her "dealing them out", with the attack base on what hand you got.
  • Gratuitous English: She is from North America, but still:
    Shall we go?!
    One, two, three!
    It's showtime!
  • Improbable Age: Was the youngest fighter in the series until Eko appeared, and at the age of nine, she's a popular stage magician in Las Vegas.
  • In the Blood: Her mother was magician and worked for Celestial Union and her father was acrobat and a thief, paving her way to being a magician and a thief herself, while also helping the Celestial Union.
  • Irony: Despite being a thief, some of her motivations in the story is to get something that was stolen from her. It's a Celestial Stone that was stolen by Lieselotte.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: By just looking at her, it is hard to tell right away that she's a girl.
  • Lovable Rogue: Even though she's a thief, she steals for the sake of justice, and is really friendly outside of that.
  • Magicians Are Wizards: Don't let her Stage Magician role fool you, her Arcana Magic is quite real.
  • Master of Disguise: She can easily use her magic to change her costume on the spot to distract any incoming police.
  • Power Copying: Her default Arcana, Heliogabalus, can mimic her opponent's attacks.
  • Red Baron: "Phantom Oz".
  • Shout-Out: Her overall theme and her familiars — a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion — are all taken from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Also, one of her alternate colors resemble Carl Clover.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She absolutely hates cockroaches, to the point that even saying that word makes her creep out. Ironically, her Arcana is a ladybug, which gets pointed out at one point. She also fears octopi.

Angelia Avallone

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Default Arcana: Mildred (Light)
Voiced by: Eri Sendai
Mildred's sister bent on avenging the former's defeat.

    Debuting in Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2 

Nazuna Inuwaka

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Default Arcana: Kayatsuhime (Cherry Blossoms)
Voiced by: Mai Hashimoto
Part of the Inuwakamaru clan that guards Kamui, which puts her as rivals with Konoha. Nazuna is the younger, and more responsible sister. She fights using her three sacred weapons Tsumiko (cane), Fusumi (crow), and Hayata (wolf).
  • Canine Companion: Hayata, who is big enough to ride which also makes it a Horse of a Different Color.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Tsukimo is essentially a large cane with a hammer-like head.
  • Creepy Crows: Fusumi does have rather imitating appearance, not helped by that it is also an Attack Animal.
  • Expy: Of Samurai Shodown's Nakoruru, what with the bird companion. She's actually a combination of both her forms and this is referenced with having palettes based on Nakoruru, her Bust palette, Rera and Rimururu for good measure.
  • Full-Name Basis: She tends to refer Konoha as "Konoha Koinumaru", mainly as their rivalry is also rooted to their clan's history of serving the Millennial Guardian.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she can act really harsh on her sister Akane, she does still care for her. And while she is determined to defeat Konoha, she at least knows if she unnecessarily screwed something over her and tries to make up for it.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Two of them, one of which is a Noble Wolf.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has dog ears and tail.
  • Petal Power: Kayatsuhime has the power of Blossoms.
  • The Rival: To Konoha. Both of them compete for Kamui's attention. Kamui for her part stays out of it.

Akane Inuwaka

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Default Arcana: Phenex (Sound)
Voiced by: Mayumi Shindo
Nazuna's older, laidback sister. Despite her easygoing disposition, she's pretty competent at her job as a member of the Inuwakamaru clan.

Parace L'Sia

Default Arcana: Paracelsia (Life)
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono
An elven girl and main antagonist of Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2. She was once human, a Swiss alchemist during the Renaissance. When she died, her soul went to the Arcana world, where she became the Arcana of Life. She refers to herself as the "Millennium Keeper", similar to how Kamui is called the "Millennium Guardian", and in fact has battled with Kamui several times in the past.
  • Glass Cannon: Can deal ridiculous amounts of damage in even faster time, but a little bit of damage can knock her out. Now the problem is actually hitting her before her health regenerates...
  • Hot Scientist: In her past life, she was an alchemist. She's a chemistry teacher in the modern day.
  • Healing Factor: What makes her so incredibly frustrating to fight against.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after Swiss alchemist Theoprastus Paracelsus.
  • Meganekko: Her default form before transforming sports glasses.
  • Mystical White Hair: She is an elven girl with pinkish white hair.
  • Nerf: Her super moves are weaker in Arcana Heart 3 with her offensive one no longer being a One-Hit KO and the one that speeds up her regeneration doesn't heal her as quickly. This does not make her any easier as she has is given a Perfect-Play A.I. in that game.
  • Perfect-Play A.I.: Why she is so much harder in Arcana Heart 3. Her AI is far more aggressive and uses every one of her broken abilities to their fullest. She can and will kill the player before they can land a single blow.
  • Physical God: She's the Arcana of Life.
  • Pointy Ears: When she transforms into an elven girl.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: More so than Mildred, none of her attacks even involve physically touching her opponent, just gesturing and using magic attacks.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She was originally from the Renaissance, though exactly when isn't stated, but she should be over three hundred years old at least.
  • Sexy Spectacles: She wears a pair in her human form.
  • SNK Boss: Tops even Mildred herself in the cheapness department. Her appearance in 3's Score Attack Mode has earned her the title as being one of the most ridiculous examples of this ever, possibly even putting most of SNK themselves to shame.
  • Stripperiffic: She only wears a cape, and one square piece of cloth protecting her modesty.
  • Teleport Spam: In 3, she uses her teleport more than her regular movement.
  • True Final Boss: Of Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2.

    Debuting in Arcana Heart 3 

Weiß

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Default Arcana: Gottfried (Sword/Týr)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
An agent of "Valkyria", a branch of the Drexler Institute. She is fortunately saved by Petra and now works as her agent. She's out to save her fellow "Valkyria" agent Scharlachrot.
  • Animal Mecha: Gottfried. It was actually a construct.
  • Adorkable: Outside battle, she's a complete, adorable klutz who knows nothing about social life.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: She can summon blades onto her wrists as her main combat method.
  • Heroic Albino: One of the good guys, coming with nearly white platinum-blonde hair and red eyes. Ironically, she is supposed to not have albinism and yet appears more pale than both Lieselotte and Zenia, who are indirectly confirmed to have albinism due of them being second generation of Valkyries.
  • Human Weapon: She is one of third generation of Valkyries, people who were artificially given the powers of the Angels.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is pronounced Vice, and means White.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has nearly white platinum-blonde hair, as befits her name. She's also a liberated experimental subject of a project trying to grant ordinary girls the power to channel Celestial Energy.
  • No Social Skills: Knows next to nothing about society, having grown up in Drexler where she has barely any contact of the outside world. She is currently working to adjust.
  • Not So Stoic: Has her own share of moments. Particularly, if it involves her friends.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Weiß is actually her codename, and everyone else other than Scharlachrot call her that. Scharlachrot is the only one to call her by her real name, which is Sophie.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears black tights with her outfit.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is as long as her body.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. Despite her intimidating appearance, she's one of the more heroic characters in the game.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Heart and Scharlachrot's red oni.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Light-colored hair? Check. Red eyes? Check. Pale skin? Check. Stoic behavior? Check. No Social Skills? Check. Used as a human test subject in her past? Check.

Eko

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Default Arcana: Saligrama (Luck)
Voiced by: Ayumi Tsuji (Eko) and Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kazu)
A girl with the power to bring life to her drawings, creating in the process her fighting twin Kazu.

Scharlachrot

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Default Arcana: Baldur (Fang/Fenrir)
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka
A girl raised by the Drexler Institute alongside Weiß. Unlike the latter, however, she remains under Drexler's thrall, and has been released in order to hunt down Weiß.

Ragnarok

An artificial Arcana built by the Drexler Institute to destroy Japan. It's activated when the Celestial Stones fought over in the story modes are used to give it power. Directly attacking it does no damage, instead it is defeated by breaking the Celestial Stones.
  • Attack Drone: Has two robots what will attack to make it hard to attack Ragnarok.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Has five slots where its Celestial Stones are, and you have to attack all of them to stop it.
  • Final Boss: Is the final opponent of every character in 3's and Love Max's story mode. Six Stars downplays it.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Being a giant robot, it has no personality having just been built to destroy Japan.
  • Humongous Mecha: It's an absolutely humongous mecha-like being, to the point that it overshadows some of the Arcanas.
  • The One Guy: Although being an artificial Arcana, he may not count.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: It seems to strike for a eight-legged centaur imagery, with its legs being shaped like horse legs.
  • Time-Limit Boss: No matter what the game timer is set to, you have 60 seconds to destroy it. If you "win" via timeout, you get the bad ending — at least losing either by timeout or KO still allows you to continue.

Minori Amanohara

Default Arcana: Ichor (Blood)
Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka

Introduced in Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!, Minori is a wannabe hero. After feelings of frustration arose in herself as the Misono Academy girls are off protecting the world in secret, she decided to take up the mantle for herself. In her mind if she has power of her own, there isn't any reason why she can't enter the fray.
  • Absolute Cleavage: She wears a "top" composed only by a shawl that leaves exposed the entirety of her cleavage and her belly.
  • Bloody Murder: Hers is the Arcana of Blood, Ichor. Its attacks include splashing the opponent with blood.
  • Club Stub: Subverted when she tries to propose her Hero Club idea in her ending. Saki tries to point out that even with (reluctantly) two of them, Heart and Akane, she is one student short of getting it approved, only for Weiss to come up as an exchange student and join in.
  • Code Name: She has a self-proclaimed superhero name of "Annihilation Angel Subaru".
  • Cute Bruiser: In spite of her diminutive size, her fighting style is very direct and melee-oriented.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She has a small one in the left of her mouth.
  • Final Boss: Is the final opponent of every character (except herself) in the Story Mode after taking down Ragnarok with ease. Her final battle in Story Mode is against Weiß.
  • Hair Antennae: She has two curled strands of hair sticking up, resembling antennae. In a rather unique variant, they slope backwards, rather than forwards.
  • Human Weapon: Like Weiß and Scharlachrot, she was part of the Valkyrie project. However, she is a special Valkyrie called "Hybride", who has the power to use both Arcanas and Geists.
  • Magic Skirt: Just how does that top not flap upwards or to the side, given the game's focus on airdashing?
  • Power Fist: Infused with her Geist, Fabnir.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Her casual outfit includes a pair of glasses which she discards when fighting.
  • Theme Naming: Her weapon was made by the Drexler Institute, and thus four of its move names reference prominent Nazi officers.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Her hairstyle is a short if spiky with a fairly long ponytail.
  • Vapor Wear: Her skimpy top makes clear she's not wearing a bra.

Pistrix

Default Arcana: Paracelsia (Life)
Voiced by:

Introduced in the PC port of Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!, Pistrix is an amalgamation of sea creatures created by Parace L'Sia.

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