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Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Mariana Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish), Pilar Aguado (European Spanish)
- Ballet: Just one of perhaps many forms of dance in which she's well-versed.
- Break the Cutie: The second part of the story bends all over to try breaking the girl's spirit. It utterly fails.
- Heartwarming Orphan: Subverted, she thinks she's one but her family turns out to be alive.
- Nice Hat: She always wears a cute white one.
- Plucky Girl: She has her ups and downs like any girl, but she never gives up for too long.
- Rags to Riches: More exactly, to Austrian nobility.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: Actually an orphanage's uniform, but she continues to wear it long after joining the Dandelion Troupe. It also kinda looks like a school uniform.
- Sibling Triangle: With the twin brothers Keith and Francis.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: She spends a whole episode making a red Flamenco dancing dress with Anna's sewing machine. Later, she also makes a Parasol of Prettiness with her own hands.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Rosemary's Girly Girl.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: on one han she's plucky, outspoken and loves getting up trees. On the other she's emotional, long-haired, an excellent dancer and isn't afraid of dolling up in cute dresses.
- Unwanted Harem: She has one at age 13!
George "Leader" Haskill
Voiced by: Kazuya Ichijo (Japanese), Mario Sauret and Rafael Rivera (Latin-American Spanish), Salvador Serrano (European Spanish)
- Badass Beard: Has Super Strength and a nice beard.
- Gentle Giant: As kind as he's BIG.
- Super Strength: Not only is he the leader of the Dandelions, he also works as their "strong man".
- Team Dad: As the owner and founder of the group, he's also its leader and takes care of his teammates as well as he can.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: HATES ghosts and is VERY superstitious.
Anna "Grandmother" Petrova
Voiced by: Hisako Kyoda (Japanese), Magda Giner (Latin-American Spanish), Mercedes Espinosa (European Spanish)
- Eyes Always Shut: They only open when she is shocked or using her crystal ball.
- I Was Quite a Looker: If the sketch George found in episode 34 is accurate, Anna could have been Sylvie's twin in her youth.
- Nice Hat: She makes a sort-of living out of making those alongside being a member of the Dandelion Troupe.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: Tiny, tiny lady and the oldest of the group
- Team Mom: She's the one who keeps the finances of the group in order, as clearly seen in the Paris episode.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Aside of making hats, she's a great seamstress who teaches Nadja to use a sewing machine so she can make her own dresses. She's so good that she takes Colette's completely torn Pimped-Out Dress and manages to sew the top into a new white gown for Nadja.
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese), Anna Patricia Anides (Latin-American Spanish), Gema Carballedo (European Spanish)
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit.
- Beauty Mark: She has two under her left eye.
- Broken Bird: Milder example. She's very kind and sweet, but has a very painful past
- Cool Big Sis: Nadja's, as she's the one who gives her more direct tips on dancing (even if she's a bit of a Stern Teacher) and hears her love woes.
- Elegant Classical Musician: On top of being a really pretty woman, she's an incredibly talented singer and her specific on-stage work is performing beautiful songs.
- Love Hurts: She's in love with a man who clearly cares for her, but cannot romantically love her back.
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Emmanuel Rivas (Latin-American Spanish), José María Carrero (European Spanish)
- Eyes Always Shut: And they're never see open.
- Lovable Coward: Unless he gets him drunk.
- Nice Guy: Kinda mousey and shy, but very sweet.
Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki (Japanese), Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish), Pepe Carabias (European Spanish)
- Break the Cutie: He used to be the doctor of a small German village, but resorted to unfollow orders and steal medicine and supplies when a very serious illness broke out in the town and one of the victims was his son. Not only he was jailed, but said son was left in a wheelchair and his wife, despite still caring for him, left the place with said son. Once he was released from jail, he saw the Dandelion Troupe and joined it.
- Sad Clown: As said above, he's the clown of the group but also has led a very sad life.
- Team Dad: Less of a leader than George, but is very cultured and smart and he's always ready to give advice.
Voiced by: Ikue Otani (Japanese), Circe Luna (Latin-American Spanish), Marta Sáinz (European Spanish)
- Cheerful Child: Such a cutie!
- Circus Brat: Was raised in another circus which was destroyed in super tragic circumstances, then joined the Dandelion Troupe.
- Cute Mute: Until Nadja is trapped in a fire and Rita is the only one who can tell her how to go out. She recovers her voice out of pure willpower.
- Fluffy Tamer: She's in charge of Cream and Chocolate, the twin lions.
- Motor Mouth: She turns out out to be really and charmingly talkative when she gets better.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Absolutely terrified of fire because her parents died in the one that destroyed their circus and she witnessed their deaths.
Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi (Japanese), Claudio Velásquez (Latin-American Spanish), Diana Torres (European Spanish)
- Big Brother Instinct: He treats Rita in much the same way he'd treat his actual sister Hanako.
- Circus Brat: Alongside Nadja and Rita.
- Conveniently an Orphan: He and his sister Hanako lost their parents in Japan. Hanako was taken in by another family, though.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He's the one who drives and repairs the Dandelion Troupe's wagon. Despite being just 12 to 13.
- Kid Samurai: He fancies himself a samurai despite being too young. Though he does have some nice skills with his wooden sword, which are what lands him a spot in the troupe.
- Token Minority: The only Asian in a European team.
Cream and Chocolate
- Dye Hard: In-Universe. It's revealed in episode 14 that Chocolate is naturally white; George colors him black for publicity purposes.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: They're said to be twin brothers; they're distinguished by the fact that Cream's white and Chocolate's black (although Chocolate's dyed).
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: They're perpetually tiny lions with full manes. And they're super-friendly.
- Series Mascot: The lions in the Dandelion Troupe logo are them (but bigger).
Voiced by: Pepa Agudo (European Spanish)
- Cool Old Lady: A kindly woman in her 40's/50's, who runs her orphanage swiftly and with kindness.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: She died when she pushed a child away from a falling shelf and was crushed to death by it.
- Parental Substitute: For all the kids in the Orphanageof Love, and specially Nadja
- Secret Keeper: As a friend of one of the Premingers's retainers, Miss Applefield knew more than one detail about Nadja's origins though it's not clear how much. She did know that Colette was an Ill Girl not expected to live for long, but didn't seem to know who she exactly was, nor that she ultimately lived through (at least until she got the letter).
- Team Mom: She's charge of a whole orphanage, and is damn good at it.
Voiced by: Rumi Shishido (Japanese), Karla Falcón (Latin-American Spanish), Margot Lago (European Spanish)
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When a Shrinking Violet snaps... snap she does.
- Body Double: Hermann uses her as one for Nadja, not to keep the latter safe, but to further his ambitions, knowing that Rosemary has reasons to be loyal to him and so can influence the patriarch of the Premingers who favors Nadja over Hermann as a successor.
- Break the Cutie: Again — when a Shrinking Violet snaps, she massively does.
- Cain and Abel: Friends version, the Cain to Nadja's Abel.
- Changeling Fantasy: Rosemary's life ambition, and eventually her reason to go on living, is to be a princess.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Rosemary was clearly seen in the first episode and in the background of almost all the Applefield orphanage flashbacks. The audience didn't know that her and Nadja's bond was deeper than that, however.
- Creepy Child
- Cute and Psycho: A more understated type of psycho, but still psycho.
- Cute Is Evil
- Daydream Believer: To go along with her obsession with her Changeling Fantasy, Rosemary has a tendency to confuse reality with what's only in her head.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To Hermann. And she turns out to be the smarter one, even.
- Evil Genius: She has many good ideas for passing off as Nadja to the press, leaving Hermann in the dust in this department.
- Evil Laugh: Has one at the end of one episode.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: When first formally introduced.
- Graceful Loser: When she's definitely defeated, she aknowledges it without protest.
- Heartwarming Orphan: What she is at the start.
- Evil Orphan: What she becomes.
- Jerk Ass: Towards pretty much everybody who she isn't faking innocence towards post-freak out.
- Karma Houdini
- Kick the Dog: REPEATEDLY. The biggest moment comes when she rips Nadja's Pimped-Out Dress, knowing that it's her favorite out of Colette's prized possessions
- Lack of Empathy / It's All About Me: All Rosemary cares about is becoming the princess of her dreams. Anything and anyone else is none of her concern.
- Loving a Shadow: Rosemary had affection for Fernando Gonzales for no other reason than him being a rich aristocrat, and even confused his Spoiled Brat antics for acts of a Princely Young Man. She gets over it pretty quickly though.
- Manipulative Bitch: And HOW. She even becomes a Chess Mistress, able to checkmate Hermann.
- Meido: For the Gonzalez family. Including a crush on Spoiled Brat Fernando.
- Moral Myopia: She's honestly the heroine in her own mind, even when she's behaving so blatantly sadistic and villainous.
- Naïve Everygirl: At the beginning, she's a truy nice girl. But when she snaps, she goes to the deep end.
- Noble Demon: Becomes one by the end.
- Orphanage of Fear: She would lie that Applefield was one of these to garner sympathy.
- Pet the Dog: Her words of advice towards Nadja before she departs from the mansion, leaving her on good terms even.
- Plucky Girl: Her evil plans to become a princess failed in the end? Pfft, the life of nobility was boring and restrictive anyway. So she vows to move foreward and work hard to earn her happy ending, becoming a princess on her own terms.
- Princess Phase: Rosemary had princess fantasies during childhood that she desperately holds on to in adolescence, leading her to mental instability and very selfish decisions.
- Psychotic Smirk: She's good at it.◊
- Rage Against the Reflection: Throws a jewelry box at the mirror she was posing in after witnessing Nadja's "betrayal". In retrospect it was her Start of Darkness.
- Shrinking Violet: At first.
- Spanner in the Works: Her own plans often clash with Hermann's schemes, and he clearly didn't expect her to point this out and add that she would betray him if he tried to discard her.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Nadja's Tomboy.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Rosemary was genuinely nice as a little girl and in her first days as the Gonzalez's Meido. At least until she mentally collapsed and had her Face–Heel Turn, probably explaining why she fell so low in such a short time grame.
Voiced by: Yuko Tachibana (Japanese), Blanca Rada (European Spanish)
- Nice Guy: He's a super nice kid, and Nadja appreciated it a lot.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Nadja.
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Miriam Valencia (European Spanish)
Voiced by: Eiji Maruyama (Japanese), José Luis Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish), Rafael Calvo (European Spanish)
- Aristocrats Are Evil: More like inflexible and old-fashioned.
- Greater Scope Villain: Can arguably be seen as this since he's behind both Colette and Nadja's separation AND Hermann's Start of Darkness.
- Kick the Dog: He's the reason Nadja and her mother were separated to begin with.
- Kick The Son Of A Bastard: Even though he's the bastard to whom the son he's kicking belongs to when he disowns him in the end.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Man of Wealth and Taste: As a nobleman and a very rich one
- Parental Favoritism and Parental Neglect: Openly favored Colette over Hermann, but he was also pretty controlling to his favorite child.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
Voiced by: Reiko Yasuhara (Japanese), Diana Pèrez (Latin-American Spanish), Carolina Tak (European Spanish)
- Blithe Spirit: What she was in the past. Didn't end well.
- Break the Cutie
- Broken Bird: One in recovery
- Plucky Girl: Grown version
- Star-Crossed Lovers: She and her first husband, Nadja's dad Raymond.
Voiced by: Issei Futamata (Japanese), Carlos López (European Spanish)
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Big Bad: Besides getting separated from her mother in the first place, Herman is the person behind everything bad that happens to Nadja, from the fire at Applefield Orphanage, to the multiple attempts to steal her brooch.
- Evil Uncle: Determined to become his father's heir, Herman plots to track his niece Nadja down and make sure she can never claim her birthright. Even when she doesn't really plan to claim it, she just wants to meet her mother.
- Greed: While a high social station is something he covets, it's the wealth that comes with it Herman truly cares about.
- Kick the Dog: His horrible treatment of his wife Hilda and his stepson Oscar. He tops all that by attempting to shoot Nadja when his plan has fallen apart.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Smug Snake: Specially when he's Out-Gambitted by a 13-year-old girl
- The Unfavorite - "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His Start of Darkness
- Wicked Stepfather: To Oscar
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Oscar Flores (Latin American Spanish)
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Nice Guy: The only one able to make him behave less nice is Hermann. That should tell people something.
- Princely Young Man: He actually is the heir to his dad's family's riches, but utterly refuses to pay for his stepdad's debts. There would be only one way to get him to do so: have him divorce Hilda, whom Oscar adores and defends whenever he can, an of course the greedy Hermann won't do that.
- The Snark Knight
Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese), Jose Gilberto Vilchis (Latin-American Spanish), Juan Navarro (European Spanish)
- Always Someone Better: Always saw himself as inferior to his more assertive twin brother Keith.
- Deconstructed Trope: How many Rich People tropes are smashed to pieces through this guy?
- Hidden Depths: At first, we see him as the kind, gentle and apparently bland Love Interest to Nadja. He turns out to be very complex underneath.
- Nice Guy: He is a genuinely good guy, but yea.
- Twin Switch: Tries to pull one when he refuses to say that he's not Black Rose and is willing to go to jail for him, since BR is actually his older brother Keith. Keith himself is very disturbed by the idea, as he remembers that Francis often covered up for his pranks when they were kids and recognizes the very unhealthy patterns immediately.
Voiced by: Moegi Nishizawa (Japanese), Juan Navarro (European Spanish)
- Rebel Prince: All that's known about him is that he walked out on the family after the death of the Countess aka his and Francis's mother.
- Walking Spoiler: Those who want to know who he actualy is should see Black Rose
Other noble people
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Ramón González (European Spanish)
- Arranged Marriage: To Julietta
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: This very nonchalant and irresponsible playboy is a genius business man and tailor.
- The Casanova: Despite having a fiancèe already
- Those Two Guys: He and Thierry
Voiced by: Yuuta Mochizuki (Japanese), Pepe Carabias (European Spanish)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Just as talented in business as his best friend Leonardo. Acts rather childish at times.
- Those Two Guys: He and Leonardo
- Voiced by: Miki Ito (Japanese), Laura Ayala (Latin American Spanish)
- The Ojou: She's the Spoiled Sweet type from head to toe, since despite her wealth she's never stuck up.
- Pink Is Feminine - Princesses Prefer Pink: All of Julietta's dresses and accessories are in pink.
- Shipper on Deck: Subverted, she does NOT tell Nadja to go for one love interest over another. She just says "choose the guy YOU want for yourself, NOT the one you feel obligued to like back!"
- Voiced by: Fuuko Misaki (Japanese), Diana Pérez (Latin American Spanish)
- Brutal Honesty: She never sugarcoats her words
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Yes, she's proud and rather snobbish. But she truly loves Francis and worries for his sake, never lies to Nadja and even supports her claims, and once she sees that Francis does love Nadja, she quietly leaves.
- Nice Hat: Often wears a very cute blue one
- True Blue Femininity: Her most usual dress is a light blue one
- Shipper on Deck: As the pragmatic person she is, she ships Nadja with Keith. That way, Nadja will be out of the race for Francis's affections but with someone who does care for her as well.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Tearfully snaps on Nadja when Francis is imprisoned and she can't convince him to reveal that he's not Keith.
- Unrequited Tragic Maiden: She's a more proud version of this trope, being sincerely in love with Francis despite Nadja's appearance. And plays it totally straight in the end.
- Humiliation Conga: She should have NOT challenged Black Rose to steal her jewelry
- Rich Bitch: Hell YES.
Voiced by: Naozumi Takahashi (Japanese), Rosa Vivas (European Spanish)
- Spoiled Brat: A completely unlikeable rich boy, who treats everyone around him like shit and specially a cute little maid who likes him a lot. That maid is Rosemary.
- Gold Digger: Despite being very rich already, he's hinted to be at first interested in Julietta solely because of her Blue Blood. Julietta herself seems to be scared of him, and Nadja immediately calls him out on it.
- Jerk Ass <- -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not completely evil, but he's incredibly jaded and cynical and he doesn't exactly defrost when Nadja hangs around him.
- Loan Shark: All but stated to be this, if not bordering on Corrupt Corporate Executive. it turns out to be vital, as one of the people who owe him money? Hermann Preminger.
- Self-Made Man: From an orphan who helped his mother to survive in the canals of Venice, to a very rich tycoon
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Was rather sweet and nice a a boy, but his heart hardened as he learned to survive in the outside world.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Seems to be this, as he looks like a slob but is pretty good at his job.
- Intrepid Reporter: Nothing can stop this guy when he focuses on interesting deals, and his dream is to interview Black Rose the Gentleman Thief.
- Promotion to Parent: Has raised his little brother T.J for several years
- The Smart Guy: Extremely good at gathering information, and very aware of the social happenings around him.
Raphael the Troubadour
- Voiced by: Yuuta Mochizuki (Japanese), Rafael Rivera (Latin American Spanish), Juan Navarro (European Spanish)
- Blithe Spirit: He comes and goes as he pleases, and never stays for too long at one place.
- Big Brother Mentor: Nadja's
- Elegant Classical Musician: A man with a gorgeous singing voice and a great talent for music in general
- Love Hurts: And how
- Uptown Girl: He once loved a young woman from the aristocracy, and they eloped to dodge a Parental Marriage Veto. She turned out to be an Ill Girl and died after a brief marriage. Raphael still blames himself for it at the present time.
The Black Rose Thief aka Keith Harcourt
- Badass Cape + Cool Mask + Nice Hat: Gentleman Thief
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Nadja's Gentle Girl, though only after she starts sensing that he's more broken and sad that he lets people see.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Borders on this to Nadja, once he sees that she leans more towards Francis than himself. He accuses Francis of wanting to lock Nadja away — while acting like HE perfectly knows what Nadja needs and wants. Fortunately, he realizes how pointless this is and soon focuses on his and Francis's broken bonds.
- Deadpan Snarker: Boy, does he deal the snark to his victims
- Good Is Not Nice: Definitely.
- Knight in Sour Armor: He has lost faith in philantrophy and the good of normal people, and thus he robs the rich to give their stuff to the poor.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does want to help the less favored, and does what he can to help the innocent
- Rebel Prince: He is Keith, the eldest son and heir of the Harcourt family, and left them after their mother died.
- Sibling Triangle: With the girl whom he loves for considering her naive but still kind, and the younger twin brother whom he also cares for but thinks of as a Martyr Without a Cause and worries a lot for.
- Stepford Snarker: His biting snark hides huge mental/emotional issues, specially when his Dark and Troubled Past is revealed.
Voiced by: Yuusuke Oguri (Japanese), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin American Spanish), Mariano García (European Spanish)
- Adorkable: Boy, is he ever
- Butt Monkey: He's kind of a shrimp, physically speaking. And has very bad luck.
- Cute Bookworm: Christian is well-read, soft, spoken, and incredibly smart.
- Mister Exposition: He knows lots of things, and isn't shy about letting people know that.
Voiced by: Naoki Yanagi (Japanese), Irwin Daayan (Latin American Spanish), Luis Vicente Ivars (European Spanish)
- Chekhov's Gunman: Who knew that his mentor was a friend of Nadja's Disappeared Dad?
- Elegant Classical Musician: Super talented pianist and composer, plus very good looking.
- Tsundere: BIG Type A, non-romantic type. His initial behavior to Nadja is petty much a textbook example of how a Tsundere acts.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Dies right at the end of the Spain arc, having been hit by a carriage.
- The Masochism Tango: Him and Carmen
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: Has tanned skin, is rather tall, and deals the snark skillfully.
- Toros y Flamenco: Works as a very famous bullfighter.
Voiced by: Rika Fukami (Japanese), Carmen Podio (European Spanish)
- Deceptive Disciple: To Aldonza
- Gold Digger: Married an old man for his riches. Now that she's parted from him, she's back to Spain and to Jose's life.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She's beautiful woman with long black hair, pale skin and ruby red lips. As a bonus, she's first seen in Aldonza's flashbacks in a black dress.
- Smug Snake
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She was betrayed in the past by her disciple Carmen, and as such she really dislikes people. It takes Nadja a whole episode to get her to even watch her Flamenco dancing.
- Grumpy Old Woman: As mentioned above, such a terrible experience left her as a borderline alcoholic and very embittered.
- Ill Boy: He's seen in a wheelchair, and was left like that by a terrible illness.
- Mysterious Parent: He talks a lot about his beloved father whom loves a lot and he misses terribly, but nobody knows who said said dad is. He turns out to be Abel.
- Good Parents: She loves and cares for Stefan a lot.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: She realizes that her still loved but long-lost husband Abel is the Sad Clown from the Dandelion Troupe, even calling him "darling" when she put two and two together, but with some quiet gestures Abel hushes her and lets her know that even when he loves her and Stefan, he doesn't want to reveal his identity. She tearfully complies.
Rosso and Bianco
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Rosso, Japanese), Kazunari Kojima (Bianco, Japanese); Luis Vicente Ivars (Rosso, European Spanish), Ramón González (Bianco, European Spanish)
- Butt Monkeys: While at times they can be truly dangerous, they end up comically failing more than once.
- The Dog Bites Back: When Herman betrays them and they actually get to talk to Nadja, they pull a Heel–Face Turn and tell Nadja where to find their reports to him. That totally trashes Hermann's plans.
- Those Two Bad Guys: They're Hermann's informants and spies, who cause the fire that burns down the Applefield Orphanage looking for Nadja and later manage to steal her brooch and give it to their boss and Rosemary.