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The Bladebreakers / BBA Revolution / G-Revolutions

     Takao Kinomiya (Tyson Granger) 
Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (Japanese), Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin (English)

The Hero of the series. Quite an Idiot Hero at that, too. He's got nothing more than a decent top and a love for the game, but that changes when he finds the bit-beast Dragoon in his grandfather's dojo. He joins with Ray, Kai, and Max and wins the world championship for all three years of the show.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Especially in the later two seasons, where he is in constant need of getting his ego put in check.
  • Balloon Belly: Goes hand in hand with his Big Eater tendencies and is frequently seen after he has had a good meal.
  • Big Eater: Food is generally not safe in Tyson's general vicinity; whether it be haute cuisine or fast food.
  • Blow You Away: Dragoon has wind-based powers. In-universe, his element was called "Wood", though. It makes sense if you understand the Wu Xing.
  • Clothing Damage: The big fights in tournament finals have a tendency to tear his wardrobe.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Kai in G-Revolution. Kai didn't lose a single match until the finals with BBA Revolution (apart from the match he threw against Daichi when he found out Tyson was benched).
  • Deus ex Machina: Tyson has a long list of come from behind wins that look unbelievably cheap when everyone can see he should have lost.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He always wears these, as many bladers do.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Often says this to Kai, Ray or Max.
  • Glass Cannon —> Lightning Bruiser
  • Glory Seeker: Very much so, to the point that he unnecessarily takes away challenges that could have been spread around the group to make for more interesting rivalries. While in Europe, Tyson gets to battle Robert, Oliver, and Enrique, three of the best bladers on the continent, while Johnny is saved for Kai. Tyson gets three rivalries, while Max and Ray get what?
  • The Hero: The protagonist of the series and a determined good guy to boot.
  • Hot-Blooded: Extremely enthusiastic about everything, especially beyblading and food.
  • Idiot Hero: Tyson is not the brightest when it comes to life decisions not directly regarding beyblading. Who would have thought wandering around old castles unsupervised was a good idea?
  • It's All About Me: For the first half of G Revolution, Tyson has this attitude. He refuses to understand it's not Ray, Max, and Kai's responsibility to get him to the finals of every tournament, only for him to take the title in the end, and then think "they" are champions, when Tyson is the one who gets all the glory in the end.
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him, and/or his bit beast.
  • Nice Hat: It Was a Gift from Hiro, although we don't find that out until season 3.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His outfits almost exclusively use the colors red, blue and yellow, which is shorthand for him being the protag. His Beyblade also has parts in those colors, though its main body is white.
  • Snap Back: Later seasons reversed all his character development for the first season.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He was raised by his Kendo-savvy grandfather, because his father's job keeps him busy abroad.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: To be fair, it's partly justified. Tyson's become the world champion two times in a row. However he tends to think he's unstoppable and lashes out at people when things don't go his way.
  • Stock Shonen Hero: Tyson is on the route To Be a Master on a Serious Business show, has a powerful Bit-Beast, and he is a contrast of the typical "The Power of Friendship and Hot-Blooded sportsmanship will always defeat the 'heartless' type of Training from Hell and mindsets that make you a 'winning-justifies-means' psycho". What makes him an example of the Idiot Hero is the fact that the celebrity gets to his head and he needs to relearn to be a proper team-mate Once a Season.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Dragoon, seasons 1 and 2.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tyson doesn't start off as this, but by the end of the first series he is beyblade world champion.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While his team mates mostly mellowed out following their initial arcs, Tyson's selfishness and ego problems snapped back and worsened with each season, only causing spaced issues in the first.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In episode 20 of season 2, he gets this from Hilary for yelling at Kenny all because he was trying to help and he gets this from Max too after he yelled at Hilary. He also gets this from Ray and Kai to an extent, when they accuse Tyson for cheating.
    • In episode 11 of season 3, he also gets this from Hilary, Kenny and his brother Hiro of all people when he blames his loss on Daichi.
  • "With Our Swords" Scene: End of season 3.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair has a deep blue hue.

     Kai Hiwatari 
Voiced by: Urara Takano (Japanese), David Reale (English)

The Lancer to Tyson. He was actually the original team captain of the Bladebreakers, and was almost always shrouded in mystery. This changed when the team went over to Russia, where a bit more was divulged about his past. He made a brief Heel–Face Turn to join the Demolition Boys, but decided to return back to the Bladebreakers after they proved he belonged with them. In the third season, he defected back to the Demolition Boys (now known as the Blitzkrieg Boys) so he could face Tyson in the world championship. He does, and he loses.
  • The Ace: One of the strongest beybladers of the world. By the end of season 3 Tyson calls him the strongest blader in the world
  • Always Second Best: Kai is never allowed to defeat Tyson, ever. Except their very first battle which was before Tyson got a bit beast. Kai was also this in G-Revolution, where Tyson and Brooklyn were the only ones to ever defeat him.
  • Badass Longcoat: In the last episodes of season 3 for some reason.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards his team (more towards Max), and Wyatt.
  • Characterization Marches On: Hugely apparent in V Force. Kai's more willing to talk to people, gives helpful advice as a team leader, and is visibly closer to people. All while still being stoic and standoffish.
  • Clothing Damage: Especially egregious in season 3 in his fights against Brooklyn.
  • The Comically Serious: Any rare time Kai participates in humorous moments. More evident in V Force, which was fond of chibi-ish funny expressions, even with him.
  • The Determinator: It is implied that he won his fight against Rei in season 3 only with sheer willpower.
  • Disney Death: Dranzer after defeating Brooklyn.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: After being defeated by Brooklyn he is seen aimlessly walking around and slouched on the ground of an alley with these. The look is completed by the tired lines underneath his eyes.
  • Evil Counterpart: Black Dranzer, of Dranzer, of course.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door:
    • First he is the leader of the Blade Sharks, then he joins the Blade Breakers. Then he deflects to the Demolition Boys. Then he joins the Blade Breakers again.
    • Season 3 first has him join the Blitzkrieg Boys so he could challenge Tyson for the championship. He then tries to join BEGA later the same season for the same reason and when that failed he returned to the BBA Revolution, albeit not officially.
  • Facial Markings: Kai paints four tiger-like blue stripes on his cheeks everyday. It is hever explained why.
  • Feather Flechettes: In season 3, Dranzer had an attack that was somewhat like this.
  • Fingerless Gloves: As many beybladers, Kai is almost always seen wearing these.
  • Forgets to Eat: In the Japanese V-Force episode with Wyatt's unfortunate end, Kenny remarks that he needs to remember to eat.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Seems to have a soft spot for both cats and dogs, especially in the third season.
  • Genius Bruiser: He is shown to attend a private school and seems to do pretty well there. He is also one of the strongest beybladers around.
  • Goomba Stomp: Kai is rather fond of attacking enemy beyblades from above. He starts off by disintegrating Takao's first beyblade with one of these, and whips it out once in a while during the whole series. In-universe, successfully attacking an opponent's beyblade from above is the sign that you're a formidable beyblader. Kai is still the one who does it the most, and the most devastating to boot.
  • Hellish Pupils: Kai's eyes are naturally red, but when he gets angry, they look absolutely demonic.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Had an epic one when he failed to join BEGA.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Poor Wyatt.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Started off as a genuine jerkass and slowly turns into this over the course of the series.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: In a Pet the Dog sort of way in G-Revolution.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Someone better help you if you do anything to his friends! He WILL hunt you down, and GET his revenge. Just ask him about Wyatt.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Dranzer is not built for endurance, so his tactics mostly revolve around beating his enemies fast and hard.
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him, and/or his bit beast.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He is by far the most anti-social of the Blade Breakers and tends to be scarily intense about beyblading.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Prefers his own space but is shown to genuinely care about his teammates later on.
  • Multicolored Hair: Dark grey and black (or various shades of blue, depending on the season).
  • Not So Stoic: After his first Face–Heel Turn, he displayed some serious(ly negative) emotions. Also, anytime he's fighting Tyson, this is bound to happen.
  • Pet the Dog: He holds a soft spot for his team, and Wyatt. In fact, had it not been for them, he probably would've turned out just like his grandfather.
  • The Phoenix: His Bit-Beast Dranzer is a giant red bird with fire powers, and is flat out called a phoenix by Kai in the second episode.
  • Playing with Fire: Suzaku is a Phoenix/Vermillion Bird, after all.
  • Purple Eyes: He's special alright.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: His ultimate goal particularly in season 3 is to defeat Tyson.
  • The Rival: Very much the Vegeta to Tyson's Goku.
  • Say My Name: Dranzer! After losing to Zeo and Dranzer was taken.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Never seen without his signature white scarf. Apparently it also has weights implemented around the neck area, since it cracks the floor when he drops it.
  • Slasher Smile: When Kai gets worked up, he has a tendency to do these.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kai gives an epic one to Brooklyn, explaining that despite being the most powerful beyblader in the series, it doesn't mean shit because Brooklyn has never once put his heart and soul into the game from beginning to end like Kai has. It pretty much traumatizes Brooklyn too.
  • The Stoic: He doesn't communicate much at all and usually faces dire situations with the same attitude as freetime.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Kai has a habit of getting snarky if he perceives others as being stupid. Like when he shoots down Bryan's questions in season 3.
  • Technicolor Fire: Blue in season 3.
  • Training from Hell: Pushes himself the most out of the Bladebreakers.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: To Brooklyn as the first to defeat him.

     Max Mizuhara (Max Tate) 
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Gage Knox (English)

  • Badass Adorable: Unconditionally nice to everyone unless they give him reason not to be.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: We see him enraged only once. It's one of the most terrifying scenes of the series, and his opponent looks like he's about to piss his pants.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Each and every season gets him at least one or two Heroic B.S.O.D. moments. However, each time he comes back stronger than ever.
    • Having his bit-beast taken away from him.
  • But Not Too Foreign: His father is Japanese, his mother is American.
  • Cat Smile: His mouth is permanently forming a grin.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season, Max was more air headed and boisterous, and often joined in on Tyson's Super-Deformed antics. This part of him faded significantly as newcomers such as Hilary and Daichi started to fill in as Plucky Comic Relief.
  • The Chessmaster: Max' tactical ability is one of his greatest assets, as several people learn the hard way, when they underestimate him for his childishness.
  • Clothing Damage: Not as much as other characters, but he gets torn up in the more intense battles in season 3.
  • Cuddle Bug: Max does ignore personal space a lot, and also likes to deliver glomps.
  • Dating Catwoman: Has shades of this with Mariam.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Black Dranzer. While everyone else, including the White Tigers and All-Starz had trouble beating Black Dranzer, Max's Draciel F shrugged off all of Kai's attacks.
  • Distressed Dude: Several times in the first two season. He gets better by season 3.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: In V force, episodes 28-29, his best friend Alan stole the rock from Max's Mother's lab. Of all people, he really did not expect this from him.
  • Evil Counter Part:
    • Jim from season 2.
    • Alan, in episodes 28-29.
    • Mystel at the end of season 3.
  • Fingerless Gloves: As many other beybladers, he also wears them when in action.
  • Genius Bruiser: Max's Stone Wall and surprising physical approach in dueling combined with the fact that he is the main strategist of the Bladebreakers and a Guile Hero makes him this. One of the best examples is his first match with Kai in season one, where he has to deal with Dranzer's Fire Bomb (basically Dranzer hitting the target from above with the tip) and finds a way not to resist but to use it against Kai.
  • The Glomp: Especially towards Tyson/Takao.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Even says this in his final battle with Mariam.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version.
  • Gravity Master: Season 3.
  • Guile Hero: Look down at The Smart Guy, he also has a hint of The Chessmaster within him.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Max is one of the nicest characters in the whole series.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: The only team member who lacked a Kick the Dog moment or was never a Jerk Ass
  • Keet: More hyper and a bit of a Cloudcuckoolander in early episodes, he matures somewhat in later seasons, with Tyson or Daichi usually acting as The Wacky Guy instead. However, he still quite upbeat
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him, and/or his bit beast.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: There have been hints that Max wishes he could spend time with his mom, but she's often too busy with her work.
  • Making a Splash: Draciel is an enormous turtle with water-based powers.
  • Morality Pet:
    • To Kai, and even sometimes Ray and Tyson. To Rick in season 3.
    • He's this towards Mariam.
    • By season 3, he's this to his whole team, The PPB All Starz.
  • Nice Guy: Unless you make him mad, then he enters Beware the Nice Ones territory.
  • The Smart Guy: Easily the closest thing the team has to The Strategist and he often wins by cleverly outsmarting his opponents. In the English Dub Kenny actually called him a ruthless strategist.
  • Stone Wall —> Mighty Glacier —> Lightning Bruiser
  • Turtle Power: His Bit-Beast Draciel is a purple turtle wearing black armor, and is accordingly a defensive powerhouse.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Probably the weakest of the Bladebreakers in raw power, he usually wins through strategy or his strength in defense.

     Rei Kon (Raymond "Ray" Kon) 
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Daniel DeSanto (English)

  • The Big Guy: Most passionate and brutal competitor of the bladebreakers.
  • Characterization Marches On: Similar to Max, Rei started off slightly more comical and shared some of Takao's arrogance and playfulness. This faded in favor of him becoming a more lucid Team Dad for the others.
  • Chick Magnet: Very much in season 1.
  • Clothing Damage: Suffers a brutal case of this in his battle with Bryan at the end of Season 1. Bryan uses his Bit-Beast to attack Ray as well as Driger. It ends up ripping sections of his shirt and his headbands, leaving him disheveled.
  • Cute Little Fangs: The little fangs go along with his cat-motive.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's prone to making a lot of snarky and offensive comments, though it faded away by G-Revolution
  • The Determinator: Refuses to give up at the end of Season 1 against the Demolition Boys, even vetoing his friends' multiple attempts to pull him out of the fight (in fear of his safety). It's mainly through his endurance that he's able to take out Bryan in the second session of their match, buffering against his attacks long enough for Driger to attack. This leads to him expending all of his energy, but even then (and after enduring even more damage in the third round), Ray refuses to back down, eventually winning the match largely through his bond with Driger.
  • Disney Death: Driger after defeating Bryan.
  • Failure Hero: Rarely won a major battle during season 3. In fact he was the only original Bladebreaker to outright lose his battle in the Justice 5 tournament. (Newcomer, Daichi also lost while Max got a draw.)
  • Fingerless Gloves: Just like his team colleagues. He wars special red ones with the Ying Yang symbol.
  • Hachimaki: Rei always wears his headband. It also helps him keep his hair in check.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Both times when he lost Driger.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: After defeating Bryan.
  • The Lancer: Takes this role if Kai is unavailable.
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him, and/or his bit beast.
  • Master of None: Ray practices being equally skilled in power, speed, and defense, and Driger is a Balance type bey but he doesn't excel in any of the aspects. Hiro (as Jin) even spells it out for him in G-Revolution. By his battle with Crusher, he and Driger have evolved to be in between of a Jack-of-All-Stats and Lightning Bruiser like the others.
  • Only Sane Man: Not as aloof as Kai, yet also far less excitable than Tyson (and, to a lesser extent, Max).
  • Panthera Awesome: His Bit-Beast Driger is a muscular white and green-striped tiger with lightning powers.
  • The Perfectionist: Determinded and hard on himself during training.
  • Power-Up Letdown: Driger F, in a way. It's Ray's upgraded Beyblade after losing to Steve, and even hyped to be a crazy powerful upgrade. However, he only had 3 wins after Driger's upgrade.
  • Seen It All:
  • Ship Tease: Gets one with Salima in season 2, but the ending confirms he ends with Mariah.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Slowly turns from the nice and easy-going from season 1 to more angry and demanding by season 3. Possibly justified — he had inner longings to have a rematch with Tyson (he forfeited in season 1, and did not have any chances to battle him in tournaments after) and the pressures of being the new captain of the White Tigers. After his rematch with Tyson, he does get better.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Almost ankle-lenght!
  • Shock and Awe: Driger gifts his Beyblade with lightning-based powers, though the element is given in-universe as gold/metal. See Tyson's Blow You Away entry for details.
  • Short Hair with Tail: His hair is just generally long, though he keeps most of it in a braid, so it appears like this.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Once in the first season, and twice in the third.
  • Speed Blitz: Driger is most consistently played up as being the fastest of the main four bit beasts, and has mauled enemies before they could react consistently with raw speed.
  • Team Dad: He started out as a big brother figure to the rest of the White Tigers, and carried this over to the Bladebreakers. His relative maturity helped to ground Tyson and Max in Season 1.
  • Turn Coat: Between White Tigers and Bladebreakers.

     Manabu Saien (Kenny) 
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Alex Hood (English)

  • Bad Dreams: Has one after the team's battle against Steve and after meeting the Dark Bladers.
  • Blinding Bangs: With Goggles Do Nothing to top it off.
  • The Chick: Before Hilary appeared. Kenny was always a whiz kid, but more often he was the softy of the squad.
  • Distress Ball: He was often held hostage by the Dark Bladers.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's the one who came up with most of the Bladebreakers' beyblades, and, in season 3, invented the superior Heavy Metal System.
  • Gamer Chick: Dizzi, implied in dialogue.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Chief"
    Kenny: 'Round here they call me "The Chief". They call me "The Chief"'cause I'm an expert on Beyblading.
  • Killer Rabbit: He looks like he wouldn't be a tough opponent in a beyblade stadium, and he's cute. On the cute part you're right. On the tough part... He gave Tala a desperate run for his money.
  • Manly Tears: While fighting Tala in season 3.
  • Non-Action Guy: For the most part but occasionally he'll get involved in battles.
  • Ship Tease: A little bit with Emily.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: The shortest teammember by far, and always wears glasses, albeit on his head for some reason.

Voiced by: Julie Lemieux

     Hiromi Tachibana (Hilary Tachibana) 
Voiced by: Shiho Kikuchi (Japanese), Caitriona Murphy (English)

     Daichi Sumeragi 
Voiced by: Nao Nagasawa (Japanese), Mary Long (English)

  • Big Eater: Just like Tyson. The two bond over food in the third season.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: An impressive pair framing the scar on his forehead.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He tends to butt heads with most people he meets.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As a contrast to the original Dragoon, who has wind powers, Strata Dragoon has earth-based powers, in accordance with it being Kohryu/Huang Long, who is associated with earth.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His pants; one side goes all the way down to his foot while the other is torn at the thigh. It matches well with his wild nature. Lampshaded by Brad Best.
  • Fiery Redhead: Combined with Hot-Blooded and Bratty Half-Pint this makes for an explosive mix that clashes with many people at first.
  • Hot-Blooded: Goes without saying.
  • The Lancer: Becomes this to Tyson when Kai, Max, and Ray temporarily leave the team.
  • Nature Hero: He is most confortable outside the artificial Bey-stadium.
  • No Indoor Voice: His yelling has gotten him into trouble quite a bit.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: More than a head shorter than Tyson but equally as determined.
  • Sixth Ranger: His first appearance is in season 3.
  • Tag Along Kid: Starts out as one, but is eventually accepted as Tyson's teammate.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His manga side stories are all about this. At the start his immense strength was so wasted by his lack of skill that Carlos could inflict him a Curb-Stomp Battle, but by the end of it (start of the arc corresponding to the G-Revolution season) he's taken enough levels to give a good show against Kai.
  • What The Hell, Rivals?: In episode 10 of season 3, he and Tyson get this from Hilary for arguing.
  • X Marks the Hero: And it GLOWS.

Teams introduced in Season 1

    The White Tigers / White Tiger X 

Rai Chon (Lee Wong)

Voiced by: Kouichi Nagano (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)

  • Always Second Best: To Ray. A major sticking point in the first season was that Ray was chosen to wield Driger over him. Of course, during their match, he comes to realize why. Ray wanted to grow beyond his home and get stronger by challenging different people. Rai on the other hand just stuck to his hometown and considered this a betrayal until Ray manages to overcome him. He cools down and admits he was wrong afterward.
    • Averted in Season 3 during a team match that turned into a battle royal between Lee, Ray, Max, and Rick. After an even fight between the four of them, Lee is the last one left standing. He's both surprised and elated by this.
  • Butt-Monkey: In season 3 he racked up several humiliating loses which led to him doubting his value to his team. His only moment of glory came when he came out on top from an impromptu battle royal between himself, Ray, Max, and Rick, even that felt like a pity win from the writers.
  • The Comically Serious: Lee develops a case of "Stop Having Fun" Guys in season 3, to the point that his seriousness puts enough stress on him to make him black out.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns: Impressive ones for a teenager. They do go well with his wild-animal looks.
  • The Lancer: To Ray in the third season.
  • The Leader: First season.
  • Meaningful Name: Rai means "Thunder" in Japanese, possibly referring to Galeon's lightning powers.
  • Panthera Awesome: His Bit-Beast Galeon is a black lion with lightning powers. It contrasts well with the white tiger Driger and serves to underscore Lee's rivalry with Ray.
  • Shock and Awe: Galeon uses lightning-based powers.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Is greatly hurt upon finding out that Ray vacated the White Tigers, and makes it his personal goal to get revenge on this perceived betrayal. This lasts all the way until Ray defeats him at the end of teh Asian Tournament Finals.

Mao Chon (Mariah Wong)

Voiced by: Niina Kumagaya (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)

  • Action Girl: One of the few female beybladers in the competitive sphere of the sport.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Has red hair in the manga.
  • Cat Girl: Her ribbon resembles cat ears when tied, giving her this appearance, along with.. Cat Smile and Cute Little Fangs.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When she goes all out, her eyes grow silted like a real cat and she seems to get more feral.
  • The Lancer: To Lee in the first season.
  • Panthera Awesome: Her Bit-Beast Galux is a red lynx/cheetah.
  • The Rival: She does not get along with Emily.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: At the end of the manga, it is shown that Mariah married Ray, and that they have a daughter together.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Is not appreciative of Ray letting their history cloud his judgment during their battle in the Asian Tournament Finals, despite it working in her favor. She makes sure to call him out for fighting "like such a coward" and forces him to take the match seriously.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink Hair.

Gao Tan (Gary Tan)

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)

Kiki (Kevin Cheng)

Voiced by: Junko Shimakata (Japanese), Ari-Paul Saunders (first voice, English), Lyon Smith (second voice, English)


Voiced by: Masaaki Tsukada (Japanese), John McGrath (English)

  • Captain Obvious: Has many moments (though obviously Played for Laughs), most notably:
    Tao: Meaning is meaningless, unless it actually means something. Then it is not
  • Eccentric Mentor: Takes Tyson clothes shopping as some means of life lesson in Season 3. An Imagine Spot reveals, he is thinking of them shopping for pretty frilly dresses.
  • Hurricane of Aphorisms: Not one line of dialogue from him where he isn't teaching life lessons or spouting philosophy.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Even smaller than Kevin and very shrunken-looking.

    The All Starz / PPB All Starz 

Michael Summers (Michael Parker)

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)

Eddy Smith (Eddy Wheeler)

Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (Japanese), Tim Grimes (first voice, English), Craig Lauzon (second voice, English)

Steven Jones

Voiced by:'' Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Vince Corazza (English)

Emily Waterson (Emily York)

Voiced by: Yukari Honma (Japanese), Julie Zwillich (first voice, English), Katie Griffin (second voice, English)

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She not only knocked Draciel out of the match, she blasted him out of the stadium so hard, Max couldn't even react to catch his blade!
  • Humble Pie: She never fights against Max again; but the exhibition match before the American tournament (in which she, Max and a lucky normal blader were teamed together against a celebrity team composed by a boxer, an actress and what in the original was the President of the United States) knocked her down a peg since even if you have good strength, it doesn't mean jack squat if your opponents gang up on you. Made more awesome by two simple facts: one, it was Max's strategy that wound up winning them the match, much to her chagrin; two, the president explained her the lesson that team work is just as important as individual strength if not more.
  • Insufferable Genius: Emily's smart and she knows it. And won't let anyone else forget it either. Course smart doesn't mean automatically better.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: Another stereotypical North American animal is the alligator, thus there's Trygator being wielded by North America.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Her Bit-Beast Trygator is an alligator.
  • The Rival: She does not get along with Mariah.
  • The Smart Guy: Emily is often seen assisting with research and development.
  • I Work Alone: Until Max gave her a lesson about teamwork.

Rick Anderson

Voiced by: Takehiro Murozono (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)

Judy Mizuhara (Judy Tate)

Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (first voice, Japanese), Yumi Touma (second voice, Japanese), Susan Roman (English)

  • Hot Scientist: Almost always wears a lab coat. She is also the head of the PPB's research and development team.
  • Mentor Archetype: She is always quick to help Max with any problems concerning beyblading and technology. She also has shades of this towards Emily, who is often seen assisting her during work.
  • Parents as People: Loves Max very much, but she's also a top scientist and, as such, has a lot of work to do.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She is sometimes icey towards her own son.

    Team WHO / The Dark Bladers 

Blood (Sanguinex)

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Christopher Marren (English)

Howling (Lupinex)

Voiced by: Tsutomu Takayama (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)

Cairona (Cenotaph)

Voiced by: Kenichi Sakaguchi (Japanese), Robert Tinkler (English)

Jai (Zomb)

Voiced by: Yuka Imai (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)

    The Majestics 

Ralf Jürgens (Robert Jürgens)

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuda (Japanese), Vince Corazza (first voice, English), Robert Smith (second voice, English), Craig Lauzon (Episode 114, English)

Johnny McGregor

Voiced by: Chiharu Tezuka (first voice, Japanese), Hikaru Tokita (second voice, Japanese), Joanne Vannicola (English)

Oliver Poulange (Oliver Polanski)

Voiced by: Omi Minami (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)

Giancarlo Tornatore (Enrique Giancarlo)

Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (Japanese), Julie Zwillich (English)

  • A Lady on Each Arm: Shown dating two girls during his introduction.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He outright refuses to battle Tyson until he proves his Worthy Opponent qualities.
  • Berserk Button: While Enrique much prefers to enjoy the company of his girlfriends and spoil them rotten rather than live up to his title as the best blader in Italy, he does not take well to anyone assuming he's a poser who has no real skill, as Tyson soon found out.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Amphilyon snaps and turns against its owner because Enrique didn't care much for it.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His bit beast betrays him because he doesn't respect it and treats it as a servant rather than a partner.
  • Jerk Ass
  • Kid-anova: He is introduced skipping lessons, because he is on a date with two girls at once.
  • Multiple Head Case: Amphilyon. Its second head is its tail.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: His Bit-Beast Amphilyon is a two-headed dragon.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Though Amphilyon has wings, it never actually uses them. Noticeable when Dragoon throws it from the sky.

    Neo Borg / Demolition Boys / Blitzkrieg Boys 

Yuri Ivanov (Tala Ivanov)

Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (Japanese), Jamie Haydon-Devlin (English)

Boris Kuznetsov (Bryan Kuznetsov)

Voiced by: Wasabi Mizuta (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)

  • The Brute: Season 1.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Feathered Fiend: Falborg, being a falcon Bit-Beast, comes across as this, especially since it's responsible for seriously harming Ray and temporarily killing Driger.
  • The Lancer: Season 3. Basically the Lancer to Tala, who's the Lancer to Kai in season 3.
  • Pretty in Mink
  • Sadist: He is promoted as being one, and it shows in his match with Ray. He's unrelenting in his attempts to harm the latter, both by flinging chunks of the stadium at him and having his bit-beast attack both Ray and Driger simultaneously with its various wind attacks. He outright states that he wants to make Ray suffer before the end of their fight, especially after Ray's victory in Session 2 angered him.
  • The Stoic

Sergei Petrov (Spencer Petrov)

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)

Ivan Papov (Ian Papov)

Voiced by: Aya Sakaguchi (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)

Teams introduced in Season 2 (V-Force)

    Saint Shields 


Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese), Alex House (English)


Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)

Yusufu (Joseph)

Voiced by: Sachi Matsumoto (Japanese), Jason Barr (English)


Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)

    King & Queen 


Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese), David Berni (English)

  • Ambiguously Brown: The only reason for him to be dark skinned seems to be for the sole purpose of contrasting his sister.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I. King and Queen actually don't mean any harm by their actions and are in fact very fair minded people.
  • Brother–Sister Team
  • Crazy Awesome: He had Dragoon throw Ariel on Doctor K to stop her from sniping Tyson's beyblade so he could have a fair fight.
  • Half-Identical Twins: If it was never said outright, you would never know that King and Queen were even siblings at all.
  • Karma Houdini: It could be argued that he and his sister are actually the most successful villains in the show. They got away with all their crimes, technically speaking.
  • Theme Twin Naming


Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese), Susan Quinn (English)

    Team Psykick 

Kane Yamashita

Voiced by: Yuuki Tai (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)


Voiced by: Hikaru Ikeda (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)


Voiced by: Ayaka Yamashita (Japanese), Mary Long (English)


Voiced by: Yasuhiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)


Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (Japanese), Colin O'Meara (English)

Zeo Zagart/Leon

Voiced by: Hisayo Yanai (Japanese), Tim Hamaguchi (English)

Teams introduced in Season 3 (G-Revolution)

    Barthez Battalion 

Mihaeru/Michael (Miguel Lavalier)

Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (Japanese), Christopher Marren (English)

Mathilda Aster

Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English)

  • Power Gives You Wings: Even though her bit-beast is, as a hedgehog, totally incapable of flight.
  • "With Our Swords" Scene: In her last tournament battle, each member of the team gave her a piece of their Beyblades so she could fight, since her own had been destroyed.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: With shorts

Claude Tavarez

Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma (Japanese), Jason Barr (English)

Aaron Silva

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa (Japanese), Dan Warry-Smith (English)

Jean-Paul Barthez

Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese), Edward Glen (English)

    F-sangre / F-Dinasty 

Julia Fernandez

Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)

Raul Fernandez

Voiced by: Akiko Kimura (Japanese), Jonathan Potts (English)


Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)

    BEGA League/Justice 5 


Voiced by: Aya Hirano (Japanese), Stephanie Beard (English)


Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese), Robert Tinkler (English)

Garland Siebald

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), David Berni (English)


Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (Japanese), Edward Glen (English)

Moses (Crusher)

Voiced by: Masachika Takatsuka (Japanese), Richard Dumont (English)



Ryuunosuke Kinomiya (Ryu Granger)

Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese), George Buza (English)

President Daitokuji (Mr. Dickenson)

Voiced by: Tamio Ohki (Japanese), William Colgate (English)

Blader DJ (DJ Jazzman)

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (first voice, Japanese), Himself (second voice, Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (Seasons 1 and 3, English), Tony Daniels (Season 2, English)

A.J. Topper and Brad Best

Voiced by: Eric Woolfe (A.J.) and Mark Dailey (Brad)

Hitoshi Kinomiya (Hiro Granger)

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Tim Hamaguchi (English)

  • Adaptation Distillation: Appeared much more earlier in the manga and also wielded Metal Draciel and Metal Dranzer instead of just Metal Driger.
  • Big Brother Mentor: When Tyson was a little kid.
  • Char Clone: Besides hiding his identity at the beginning, he seems somewhat amoral, as if all it mattered to him is seeing Tyson getting stronger like when he fake defected to BEGA. And towards the end of the show he is dressed almost exactly like Char in Zeta Gundam, except the colors are different.
  • The Chessmaster: His strategy of improving Tyson's beyblading. He joined BEGA so Tyson would step up his game considering the opponents he is facing. He personally trained Brooklyn, getting him interested into the sport and possibly getting better through Kai (he may have wanted Kai to face Brooklyn twice because he will know that he will lose at first but come back stronger and beat Brooklyn. After all, Hiro approved Kai's request to challenge Brooklyn. He knew that Brooklyn would be deeply affected by the lost and become stronger, giving Tyson a really tough challenge later on. One must wonder how deep in the tournament did he plan.
  • Code Name: Jin of the Gale.
  • Cool Shades: Towards the end of the show.
  • Dual Wielding: He can command two Beys at the same time.
  • Fake Defector
  • Guile Hero
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Joins BEGA in order to make Tyson much stronger. How he does it with Brooklyn might have been overkill.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Tyson's older brother.
  • Mentor Archetype
  • Panthera Awesome: Metal Driger. Not that he uses it much.
  • The Phoenix: Metal Dranzer but manga only.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Quite frequently gives them to players (Ray, Tyson, Kai, Brooklyn).
  • Turtle Power: Metal Dranciel but manga only.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Vladimir Borkov (Boris Balkov)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)