Characters / Arcana Heart

Here be the characters of the all-girls fighting game Arcana Heart. All image columns shown come from 3.

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    Debuting in Arcana Heart 

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

Saki Tsuzura
Default Arcana: Bhanri (Lightning)
Voiced by: Yumi Shimura
Heart's aloof best friend (though she won't admit) who has gone studying in England, where 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: She is affected by Fiona's disappearance.
  • Charged Attack: Every of her specials. Even the 'Hold Up' and 'Hold Forward' ones. Excepting her special sidestep.
  • 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 ago, 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
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.

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.

Maori Kasuga
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.

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
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
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: 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: Aino is surprisingly cool with the fact that she tried to kidnap her in the first game. Then again, it is Aino.
  • 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.
  • 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
Default Arcana: Dieu Mort (Evil)
Voiced by: Yui Itsuki
A young occult fangirl who summoned her staff, Mikey, from a spell. Unfortunately, she cannot control him that well, and as a result, she often gets into fights due to his manners.
  • 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 Mikey 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: Mikey usually takes a form of a staff what Yoriko has to carry around.
  • Meganekko: She's a cute, smart and shy girl with glasses.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her braid is as long as she's tall.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Lilica's and Mikey'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 Mikey.

Kira Daidouji
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
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 to your fighter.

Mildred Avallone
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. Including regular 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: In 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.
  • Light is Not Good: She becomes an Archangel yet she want to destroy mankind.
  • 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.
  • 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, she can do a lot damage if one her moves connects, and she has a screen filling super.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Avallone/Avalon.
  • Straight Man: In 3, Mildred is occasionally quite beleaguered when it comes to Angelia's actions.
  • 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
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
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.
  • 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.

Elsa La Conti
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.
  • 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 undiscriminating one 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, 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. It Many of her friends usually has 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.

Clarice di Lanza
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
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.
  • Improbable Age: Enrolled at MIT when she was ten.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Which is pretty impressive when you consider that she's actually an American (though of Japanese descent). 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 reffer 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, was 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.

Dorothy Albright
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
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • 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: Despises her being a thief, some of her motivations in the story is to get something what was stolen from her (a Celestial Stone what belongs to her family, 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
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
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: 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.

Akane Inuwaka
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) (That is, herself)
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono
An elven girl and main antagonist of Suggoi!. 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.
  • SNK Boss: Tops even Mildred herself in the cheapness department, and when reappearing in 3's Score Attack Mode, has earned the title as being one of the most ridiculous examples of this in recent memory, possibly even putting most of SNK themselves to shame.
  • Stripperiffic: Let's face it, she only wears a cape, and one square piece of cloth protecting her modesty. Now that's Stripperiffic.
  • True Final Boss: Of Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2.

    Debuting in Arcana Heart 3 

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.
  • 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.
  • Bowties Are Cool: Her dress includes a purple bowtie. She even keeps it on if she gets turned into a blob by Gier's Arcana Blaze.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • A Girl And Her X: Eko is always accompanied by Kazuhiro (Kazu for short), her giant child's drawing.
  • Art Initiates Life: Her power is to bring life to any immaterial object, her favorite use of which is on drawings.

Default Arcana: Baldur (Fang/Fenrir)
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka
A girl raised by Drexler Institute alongside Weiß. Unlike the latter, however, she remains under Drexler's thrall, and has been released in order to hunt down Weiß.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: Her cape covers her body up in her official artwork.
  • Animal Mecha: Her Arcana Baldur. Also artificially created.
  • Ax-Crazy: She gets a little bit better in her ending, but still can tip into this.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Drexler forced her to gather enough Celestial Stones to activate Ragnarok. In her story, once you defeat Weiß and Ragnarok powers up, she snaps out of it.
  • Character Tic: Flicking her arm whenever she goes into an idle position.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Her post-3 characterization has her more or less clinging into Weiß due of her being the only thing left what connects her to this world after the fall of the Institute.


  • Attack Drone: Has two robots what will attack to make it hard to attack Ragnarok.
  • Attac Kits Weakpoint: Has five slots where it's 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 storymode and any of it's Updated Rereleases.
  • Humongous Mecha: Its absolutely humongous mecha-like being, to the point that it overshadows some of the Arcanas.
  • Norse Mythology: Not only is it named after the foretold end of the world, but it has systems named after stuff from Norse Mythology (Odin, Gungnir, Sleipnir)
  • 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)

A new character introduced in the updated version of Arcana Heart 3, Six Stars. She's 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.