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Characters: DokiDoki! Precure
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Pretty Cure

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Mana Aida (Cure Heart)

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame

"Brimming with love, Cure Heart!"

The team leader and Student Council President of Oogai Middle School. She tends to act before she thinks, and is always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. She defeats most of the Monsters of the Week by herself, thanks to the support of her teammates. Her best friend is Rikka, her other childhood friend is Alice, Mana is a fan of Makoto, and she befriends Regina during the series. Her dream is to be Prime Minister.

  • The Ace: Very athletic and dependable. She got used to her powers quicker than some of the earlier protagonists.
  • Academic Athlete
  • Accidental Public Confession: In Episode 48 she blurts out her secret identity in public. Fortunately, this turns out to be a good thing, because everyone starts cheering her on during the battle with King Jikochuu.
  • Achilles in His Tent: In episode 23.
  • Action Girl
  • All-Loving Hero: She dislikes fighting, and if there is a possibility, she prefers to take the option not to fight. She has also no grudges against the villains, as she tells Bel she has no reason for taking his challenge because the destruction of the Trump Kingdom can't be undone.
    • Despite that the villains from the Selfish Kingdom are her enemies and keep attacking the humans, she tries avoiding senseless battles and if there is the option she would befriend them, like Regina.
    • Deconstructed in episode 22, where her feelings prevent her from using the Lovely Force Arrow on the now completely brainwashed Regina, which leads her and the rest of the team to get curbstomped with ease. However, as revealed an episode later, it's shown this may have happened because she was worried the Lovely Force Arrow wouldn't have its intended effect.
  • Bad Bad Acting: She disguises herself as Princess Marie-Ange to prevent Makoto from quitting her idol carreer. Unfortunately, Makoto immediately recognizes her because Mana's disguise is just a mask made of a sheet of paper with the drawn face of the Princess while wearing the school uniform and she calls Makoto "Makopi" instead "Cure Sword". Ironically, Mana's play with her voice is perfect.
  • Bad Liar: She plays with her hair whenever she lies. Rikka doesn't buy any of her lies.
  • Badass: See Big Damn Heroes below.
    • Authority Equals Asskicking: She became Student Council President for damn good reasons. That guaranteed her badass Cure status.
    • Badass Adorable
      • As a baby she was able to climb to the top of a climbing frame.
    • Badass Armfold: Mana does this, after she just fought two Jikochuus and saved her Cure friends in her civilian form. It's even better, Mana is absolutely clean, while her friends are all covered in ink.
    • Badass in Distress: In Episode 21, when she and Regina hanging on a spider web and above a pit of lava. It doesn't stop her from being badass, as she catches Regina with her legs.
      • She later becomes this again in episode 44.
    • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Cure Ace in Episode 23.
    • Badass Boast: In Episode 21.
    Cure Heart: "Don't give up!"
    Regina: "But-"
    Cure Heart: "I don't want to hear any excuse! This here is nothing! Do you know who I am? I am Oogai Middle School's Student Council President!"
    Regina: "Is that special?"
    Cure Heart: "Of course! The Student Council President is stronger than everyone, for the smiles of the students! Stronger than you and your papa!"
    Charle: "That's right! Mana is number one of the universe!"
    • Badass Normal: In the first episode alone, she ran at the speed of an Olympic medalist to help out her classmates, ran up the stairs of a 999 m tall tower, and was thrown by a crab Jikochu into a railing with barely a scratch. Also, she scolded a Jikochuu before she even became Precure. Later in Episode 23, she bounces an autograph card Jikochuu with her voice and she deflects the ink stream of the pen Jikochuu to the other Jikochuu; both Jikochuus start to argue each other.
    • Brought Down to Badass: Temporarily in Episode 23, her Cure Laveads is taken away by Cure Ace as a Secret Test of Character, so she can't transform. That doesn't stop her from fighting two Jikochuus who had beaten her friends.
    • Heartbroken Badass: She doesn't take it well when Regina is put through even stronger Face Heel Brainwashing.
  • Battle Aura: Gains hers in Episode 23.
  • Big Damn Heroes: How do you save a person (Regina), who you just carried on your back, from commiting Heroic Sacrifice while you're hanging above a pit of lava and without using your hands? Use your legs.
    • In her first battle, she saves Cure Sword, who is dragged down by the second crab Jikochuu, by jumping from the roof, catching her hand and then holding of to a steel cable.
    • Mana saves Diamond, Rosetta and Sword from two Jikochuus in her civilian form. With just her voice and a parasol.
    • In episode 45, she does this for both Cure Ace and Regina.
  • Bishie Sparkle: When Jun met her for the first time. But for him, she was like a "prince on a white horse".
  • Break the Cutie: She gets emotionally very hurt when she sees Regina being brainwashed, Regina fighting her and the others, and Regina being defeated by Cure Ace. And then she suffers the same pain as Makoto and the mascots when Leva and Gula nearly destroy her hometown.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer
  • Catchphrase: ''Kyun~kyun~"
  • Chest Blaster: Cure Heart's first attack "My Sweet Heart" is fired off from her heart brooch.
  • Combat Stilettos: They don't interfere her jumps and ladings.
  • Childhood Friends: With Rikka and Alice. The movie added her classmates Nikaidou, Momota, and Yashima to the gang.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She just has to personally help anyone in need, despite the fact that she is the Student Council President and could simply delegate the responsibility to the appropriate member.
    • This repeatedly come back to bite her. She even tries to be a hero to Regina of all people, trying to be her friend much to Makopi's dismay. Regina is on the side of the Eldritch Abomination who destroyed Makopi's homeworld.
  • Crash into Hello: How she met Alice.
  • Cuddle Bug
  • Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair and pink eyes in civilian form.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: The idea of her singing causes her friends to run for cover and cover their ears.
  • Cuteness Overload: When Ai-chan is involved.
  • Determinator: She doesn't give up easily, even if she suffers a Heroic BSOD. She impresses Melan so much that she reminds her of Cure Empress and gaining the Legendary Crystal Mirror/Magical Lovely Pad.
  • Ditzy Genius
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: Parthenon Mode. All the other Cures plus Regina channel their power to her, allowing her to match the legendary Cure Empress and defeat the Proto-Jikochuu.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Rikka who is jealous to Makoto in Episode 10, and especially Regina.
  • Evil Laugh: In episode 7, she counters Bel's cackle with her own because the Cures don't give up hope easily.
  • Expy: To a small extent, she can be compared to Cure Peach who was the first Cure of love and had a heart suit theme.
    • The similarities also extend to the general altruistic attitude and also the dozens of badass moments both get.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: Her reaction to meeting Charle is simply to introduce herself and shake her hand. Lampshaded by Rachel and Lance.
  • Fangirl: To Makoto.
  • Genki Girl: As per Pretty Cure tradition.
    • Even when she was a baby, she was very energetic and cheerful. She gave her mother a tough time.
  • Genre Savvy: She correctly guesses that Rikka will become Cure Diamond based on the Theme Naming, though she's shortening it into Cure Dia and in Episode 23, when she meets a mysterious girl who knows her name it's implied she figures out it's Cure Ace right away..
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Does this to herself in Episode 31.
  • The Glomp: To Regina in Episode 39. Some fans refer this scene as raping.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In her Cure form.
  • The Heart
  • Heart Beat-Down
  • The Heroine
  • Heroic BSOD: After Regina is forced back into the Selfish Kingdom again, Mana becomes pretty depressive, keeping herself in her room. Thankfully, Ai-chan and Aguri aka Cure Ace save her from crossing the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Hikikomori: She briefly becomes this in episode 23, skipping school and refusing to going out of home. Fortunately, Ai-chan snapped out of it.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Mana is so hideously bad at singing that Rikka and Alice ran for cover then covered their ears outside the blast-radius of the "lullaby" she tried to sing for Ai-chan, which sent all the birds in the park flying off in terror.
  • Hurting Hero: In Episode 22 and 23, Regina's latest round of Face Heel Brainwashing takes quite a toll on her. She gets somewhat better midway episode 23, but it's still quite shocking for a children's show, especially Pretty Cure, for a series to nearly break the main character in a way Gen Urobuchi would be proud of.
  • In-Series Nickname: Rikka calls her sometimes "The Happy Prince".
  • Large Ham: Sometimes.
  • The Leader
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name means "love". The "Ai" in Aida name can also mean "love" or "togetherness". Cure Heart, besides the obvious theme, is a reference to the suit of cards.
  • The Mentor: To her schoolmates.
  • Modesty Shorts: Hers are much easier to see than the others.
    • Also, Mana's summer outfit.
  • Nerves of Steel: When faced with a villain Evil Laughing that she and her friends will be trapped in another dimension forever, she confidently counters this with her own Evil Laugh, challenging him that since he can hop between worlds, all they need to do is beat him until he transports them back home.
    • Even after she breaks down in tears in Episode 31, she quickly cheers up herself.
  • Nice Girl: Not one selfish bone in her body, this young lady has.
  • No Indoor Voice: Lampshaded in her introduction. And there are many situations where she's very loud.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise. Literally. In Episode 24, she just wears a mask made of a sheet paper with the drawn face of Marie-Ange... while wearing her school uniform. Of course, MakoPi recognizes her immediately... Because Marie-Ange would never call her "MakoPi".
    • When she, Rikka and Alice were six, they put ridiculously weird looking masks on their heads, disguising themselves as decoration. It worked.
  • Parasol of Pain: Uses a beach parasol as a deflector shield in Episode 23.
    • A fan noted that the parasol didn't broke, despite the ink stream was so strong to send the three other Precures flying. This fan also explains that beach parasols are heavy, but Mana has no problem with it.
  • Passing the Torch: Jun took over her position as Student Council President in the ending.
  • Pink Means Feminine
  • Plucky Girl
  • The Pollyanna
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Unlike most Precures hers completely changes color.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Like most Precures.
  • Punished for Sympathy: She gets severely chastised and abandoned by Makoto for trying to befriend Regina, who happens to have destroyed Makopi's country.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Rikka's Blue.
  • Rose-Haired Girl: In civilian form. As Cure Heart, her hair turns blonde.
  • Say My Name: "Regina!"
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: Temperance is the only virtue she lacks. She can't help herself to help others whenever the chance/need arises.
  • Skilled, but Naive: Despite the fact, that she is an academic genius, Mana's view on life and humanity is so rose-tinted that it rivals a pre-schooler in sheer naivety.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: In episode 23, her ponytail comes off when Cure Ace take her Cure Laveads from the ribbon holding it.
  • The Smart Girl: Compared to most other lead Cures, Mana has good grades. Also, she instantly pointed out that there is more than one way to escape from a parallel world.
  • Student Council President: A first for Pretty Cure leaders, and a competent one too.
  • Super Mode: In the movie, she gains her Engage Mode. She also has another one in series proper, called Parthenon Mode.
  • Super Strength: Mana is able to effortlessly carry a duffel bag full of school books so heavy that a boy can barely drag with one hand while not transformed. Granted, Jun is a quite short by the standards of normal thirteen-year-old boys (he's shorter than Mana), but it still speaks volumes on how fit and athletic she is.
    • Carrying a beach parasol seems not to be a problem for her.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Unfazed Everyman: Her reaction in seeing Charle in episode 1.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In episode 46, Mana reprimands Aguri for her fight against Regina without letting her know the truth of her and Regina's origins.
  • You Remind Me of X: Being a Determinator, she reminds Melan of Cure Empress.
  • Zettai Ryouki: In civilian clothes.

Rikka Hishikawa (Cure Diamond)

Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki

"The light of wisdom, Cure Diamond!"

The secretary of the Oogai Middle School Student Council. She has a good heart but is constantly burdened with work and stopping people from taking advantage of Mana's good nature. Both are best friends since their childhood. After becoming a Precures, Rikka is a supportive member and freezes the enemies up. Her dream is to be a doctor like her mom.

  • Action Girl
  • Angelic Beauty: To Ira with his Identity Amnesia she looks like an angel.
  • Animal Motif: Subverted. She likes frog. Her room is full of frog merchandises, including a frog clock and frog bed linen; she has even frog slippers and a frog apron. During the Festival Episode, she tries to win another frog doll. However, she's neither represented by a frog nor she represents a frog.
    • It seems that her faible for frogs comes from playing outdoors, as Alice's flashback reveals in Episode 33.
    • Fittingly, Rachel'snote  Verbal Tic is 'Keru~' which is very close to the Japanese word for frog, 'Kaeru'.
  • Ass Kicks You: In Episode 36... kind of. Rachel in his Commune form drags her body with flying at full force directly towards the Blood Ring Jikochuu, making it a combination of Use Your Head and Ass Kicks You. Surprisingly, it works.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: When she was six, she analyzed completely Alice's mansion with a gadget that she just got by Sebastian.
  • Badass Bookworm: She has confused a herd of Jikochuus by just shouting a random long number.
    • The way she plays karuta makes Mana look like a baby.
  • Battle Aura: Gains hers in Episode 26.
  • Bishie Sparkle: It's suggested that Ira seems to see her with this.
    • It actually happens in Episode 36, when Rachel sees her smiling face.
    • Even before; in Episode 34, she and her mother got a "mother-daughter" sparkle moment.
  • Childhood Friends: With Mana and Alice.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Cuteness Proximity: When Ai-chan is involved.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Face Palm: When she sees how Rachel's heart get broken in Episode 36.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: She has a stoic expression when Mana shows up with a carrot costume in Episode 37.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Cure Diamond's first attack "Twinkle Diamond". She fires ice diamonds from her finger.
  • Full-Name Basis: She calls Cure Heart always "Cure Heart".
  • Genre Savvy: When she learns Mana is a Cure, she studies the Lovies under a microscope, tries to ask the fairies for details (although they don't know anything), and thinks that Joe Okada is very suspicious.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 48 she performs a blizzard attack that traps herself and various Jikochuu inside a ice prison. However, she comes out fine at the end of the episode.
  • An Ice Person: It's a surprise that neither of her finishing moves are called "Diamond Dust".
  • In the Back: It backfires: when she does this to Melan, she does this to her.
  • Kirk Summation: Gives one to Regina in episode 44. It almost works.
  • Luminescent Blush: When Ira with his amnesia thanks to her or gives her compliments, she blushes.
    • Her face becomes completely red in Episode 34, when the girls comments about Rikka's baby story.
  • Making a Splash: Diamond Swirkle, surrounds the enemy with water.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name "Rikka" means snow. The "Hishi" is her surname means "a diamond shape". Cure Diamond refers to the suit of cards.
  • Meganekko: She is probably the franchise's first nearsighted Cure, and needs a pair of red-framed glasses to focalize what's in the distance.
  • Modesty Shorts: Not as obvious as Cure Heart's, but you can barely see them in her solo part of the ending credits.
  • More Dakka: Her attack "Twinkle Diamond" spams... diamonds.
  • Nice Girl: In Episode 26, she finds an injured Ira with amnesia and decides to cure him, despite he's her enemy. She also cooks for him, feeds him and protects him from Cure Ace. He often tells her how nice she is in that episode. It pays off, as Ira secretly protects the Precures when he regains his memories.
  • Only Sane Girl: The only voice of reason grounded in mundane reality of the four. She alone is still concerned with how bizarre a flying baby that hatched out of an egg is rather than how cute she is. Quite the opposite of the Cloud Cuckoo Lander who was Mugi, Minako Kotobuki's most beloved role.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Played straight as Cure Diamond.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Mana's Red.
  • Refusal of the Call: Initially when she's asked to become a Pretty Cure she thinks she's not good enough. Later when Joe Okada gives her a Cure Lovies she tells him she can't accept it because she thinks he's suspicious. Joe replies that he didn't choose her, the Lovies did, and it's her decision as to what to do with her power. She chooses to use it.
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: Temperance. Without her, who knows what kind of problems Mana will run into.
  • Shrinking Violet: Whenever she considers herself as incompetent or experiences uncomfortable situations like Mana getting closer to Makoto.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Especially when she was a child. In Episode 2, she mentions that she becomes shy whenever she meets strangers. It doesn't seem so.
  • The Smart Girl: She is one of the best students in the country. Of course, she follows the tradition of the blue Cures. Furthermore, she's the least athletic member, even Aguri is more athletic than her.
  • Squishy Wizard: Admits that she's not much of an athlete. In battles, she rarely uses close quarters combat unlike her teammates.
  • Stealth Pun: It seems that her penchant for frogs is based from Rachel's Verbal Tic "-keru" which sounds like the frog's noise "kero" or her wish for her parents to come homenote .
  • Teen Genius
  • True Blue Femininity
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Her father is a photograph and travels to other countries, so he's rarely home. Her mother works in a hospital and comes often late at home.
  • The Worf Effect: She hasn't defeated a Jikochuu since Diamond's introductory episode. And her attack Diamond Shower hasn't successfully frozen her enemies since episode 15 (except episode 19).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Alice Yotsuba (Cure Rosetta)

Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami

"The warmth of the sun, Cure Rosetta!"

A gentle and talented Zaibatsu heiress who goes to the prestigious Nanatsuhashi Private Academy. First she refuses to become a Precure because she went once berserk in the past. However, she decides to protect her friends with her powers and she's now a defensive member.

Makoto "MakoPi" Kenzaki (Cure Sword)

Voiced by: Kanako Miyamoto

"The blade of courage, Cure Sword!"

The former protector of the Trump Kingdom. Makoto masquerades as a popular idol/model with the stage name of "MakoPi" on Earth so she can look for the missing Princess Marie-Ange. Blaming herself for the fall of the Trump Kingdom, she has become cold and withdrawn. However after joining the team, she is finally brought out of her shell. She's the most offensive member of the quartet.

Aguri Madoka (Cure Ace)

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya

The mysterious fifth Cure. Aguri is in fourth grade, but ages whenever she transforms. As Cure Ace, she is much stronger than the other Cures. However, she can only remain transformed for 5 minutes at a time.

It's later revealed that she's the light/dutiful half of Princess Marie-Ange, with the dark/selfish half being Regina.

  • The Ace: It's all in the name.
  • Action Girl: Even more than Cure Sword.
  • Aloof Ally: Though it turns out part of the reason she comes and goes so often is to stop the villains from realizing that her powers have a time limit.
  • Badass: Curb stomps a powered up Regina with no effort, and she and Cure Heart easily take down two Jikochuu at once together.
  • Battle Aura: Gains hers in Episode 28.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves the other Cures from Regina's Sphere of Destruction.
  • The Big Girl: As Cure Ace.
  • Blinded by the Light: Ace Mirror Flash
  • Brainy Brunette: As Aguri.
  • Came from the Sky: As a baby. The other characters even make allusions to Kaguya-hime..
  • Catch Phrase: "Bravo" when she eats sweets, and "adieu" when she disappears. It becomes heartbreaking when she says Adieu to Eru in episode 45.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her attack Ace Shot changes depending on the color of lipstick used.
  • Cool Big Sis: As Cure Ace. Not so much as Aguri; after all it's difficult to have the 'big sis' vibe if you Comical Overreacting over a cake and scolding your fellow Cure with cream on your face, more so when you're younger than the one you scold.
  • Cry Cute: Like any Rie Kugimiya Type-A Tsundere (albeit a mild one), she breaks down crying before the other Cures at the first half of Episode 43 while in the middle of a Heroic BSOD upon realizing that everything she knew about herself may have been a lie all along.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: To the powered-up Regina and to Jikochuus. Justified, she has a limit of 5 minutes before she de-transforms.
  • Curtains Match the Window: As Cure Ace.
  • Deus ex Machina: How she was introduced. She comes out of nowhere, without any hints about her existence or her identity.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She hates carrots, but she eventually overcomes this in Episode 37.
  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: She dreams about Marie-Ange fighting King Jikochuu in Episode 42.
  • Expy: To GoGo's Milky Rose. Both appeared as unknown Sixth Rangers, debuted as Big Damn Heroes, having high strength and a rose theme. Both are Aloof Allies and have scolded the lead Cure. Both of them also have limits. Milky Rose can only use (Metal) Blizzard once per transformation and cannot fight long enough, while Cure Ace has a limit of five minutes before transforming back.
    • Outside of Pretty Cure, her actions and attitude when she first shows up are similar to Uranus and Neptune.
    • In Episode 43, she suddenly turns out to be an Expy to Son Goku, and to a lesser extent to Superman.
  • Fifth Ranger
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Does this to a jikochuu in episode 23. Without actually touching it! This proves to be Foreshadowing for the big reveal about her, Regina, and Marie-Ange.
  • Flaming Hair: Her hair is literally made of fire during her transformation. However, she doesn't exactly have a hot temper.
  • Forehead of Doom: Which shines brightly when she's gushing over sweets.
  • Flash Step
  • The Gadfly: It's suggested in episode 27 that she purposely put the other Cures through a tea ceremony just to see how they'd react.
  • Gratuitous French: "Adieu", and (combined with Gratuitous English) "Love Kiss Rouge".
  • Happily Adopted: Her grandmother is not actually related to her; she's a foster child.
  • Heroic BSOD: In episode 43, upon learning that everything she thought she knew about herself was wrong.
  • Hour of Power: Can only remain in her Precure form for five minutes at a time.
    • By obtaining the Eternal Golden Crown, time is no longer a problem.
  • Identity Amnesia: Episode 43 indicates that Aguri is suffering from this. In episode 45 the Eternal Golden Crown reveals to Aguri her true identity.
  • Identical Stranger/Resemblance Reveal: Something like this. Early on, viewers noticed that Cure Ace looks a lot like Marie-Ange. In episode 35, Makoto explicitly states that Aguri reminds her of Ange, and Aguri even says that she finds Ange familiar despite the fact that they supposedly had never met before the episode.
    • Further, when Aguri was introduced, Mana mistook her for Regina when she saw her from behind.
    • None of the characters point it out, but Aguri looks extremely like a brown-haired version of Regina when her bangs are down, like in Episode 43.
    • Episode 45 and 46 reveals that Aguri and Regina are both Ange's Literal Split Personalities.
  • Keigo: Despite being harsh and strict, she speaks in a very polite manner. Even more than Alice.
    • Japanese Pronouns: (1st person pronoun) "Watakushi" is a very polite form of "watashi".
  • Kid Hero: Started out this way. Still sort of is.
  • Lady in Red: Aguri's casual clothes.
    • Woman in White: While Cure Ace wears a red dress, she also wears a white coat which is the dominant part of her costume. And her boots also are more white than red.
  • Lady of War
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Regina's dark.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's stronger than the other Cures and is much faster than them.
  • Literal Split Personality: Both Aguri and Regina are this to Marie-Ange.
  • The Mentor: Both as Aguri and Cure Ace. As it turns out, she was fighting the Selfish long before the other Earth-born Cures got their powers.
  • Ms. Exposition: In Episode 27 and 30.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: She quietly goes to Trump Kingdom Earth in episode 45 to confront Regina with Jonathan and Cure Sword, leaving Mana in the dark.
  • Not so Above It All: Despite initially seeming serious, she soon shows a more childish side.
  • Petal Power: Rose petals. They are multifunctional, just as for teleporting, attacking, defending etc.
  • Playing with Fire: Her transformation sequence sets her on fire.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up/Older Alter Ego: Her transformation sequence ages her body.
    • In Episode 43, it's revealed that Aguri landed on earth as a baby and was found by her grandmother Mari. They were immediately attacked by a Jikochuu, but they were protected by a light which purified the Jikochuu and the infant suddenly grew into a nine-year old child.
    • This is a strange case of Inverted Trope. She's the light half of Ange and thus the Aguri we see is really her Younger Alter Ego after she experienced Plot Relevant Age Down.
  • The Power of Love: Cure Ace can get stronger by love. While the other Pretty Cure can get stronger by their own love, Ace becomes stronger by the love of other people, too.
  • Power-Up Food: In Episode 37, she gets a Power-Up after eating a carrot which is full of the Aki Kadono's love, the carrot farmer.
  • Raised By Grandmother: It's later revealed that Aguri is a foster child and isn't biologically related to her grandmother.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Both of her identities.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Though she's not evil... and sort of is. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Red Is Heroic
  • Regal Ringlets: As Cure Ace.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Episode 28 introduces Aguri's classmate Eru Morimoto, who becomes this with Aguri.
  • Secret Test of Character: She does quite a bit of this to the other Cures.
  • Sergeant Rock/Stern Teacher
  • Shout-Out: The jewel on her chest starts to pulse red when her transformation is about to time out, just like Ultraman.
    • Her origin and her relationship with her grandmother Mari is extremely similar to Son Goku and his grandfather Son Gohan. Both of them landed on earth as babies and were found by their respective grandparents who (have) raised them.
  • The Spock: Tends to be more pragmatic and conscious of rules than the other Cures, and less willing to show forgiveness to their enemies. It comes from being a physical embodiment of Princess Marie-Ange's sense of duty towards her people.
    • Freudian Trio: Has this relationship with Mana (The Kirk) and Regina (The McCoy). Semi-literal, since Aguri and Regina were originally part of the same person.
  • Stranger Behind the Mask: Meta-example. Since Futari Wa Pretty Cure Splash Star, every Sixth Ranger in the franchise has been a character that appeared before. But after Cure Ace first appears, she is soon revealed to be an entirely new character.
    • It's then Zig-Zagged when it turns out Aguri was actually a part of Marie-Ange the whole time.
  • Sweet Tooth: To the point when she has one of Sebastian's creations, she goes into a Toriko level of detail in how it tastes.
  • Tagalong Kid: Subverted. Aguri is a fourth-grader, but as Cure Ace, she's physically older than the others. But when her time limit is over and she transforms back, Aguri is definitely this and helpless.
    • And because of her time limit, she doesn't transform immediately when the enemies appear and she has to wait until the time comes when the girls need her help.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Tsundere: As expected from Rie Kugimiya; however, Aguri is a downplayed version of Rie's usual type A, especially compared to some other examples.
  • Two First Names
  • Unreliable Expositor: Quite a few things she initially says about herself prove to be less-than correct. This is due to her Identity Amnesia.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years
  • Wistful Amnesia: She seems to have this reaction when entering the Trump Kingdom. See Literal Split Personality.
  • The Worf Effect: Subverted. She is the strongest of the Cures and had no problems with the Monsters of the Week when she was an Aloof Ally. But, when the villains summon new, stronger types of them, even Ace gets trouble, making this being an actually justified trope. However, her Finishing Move is still strong enough to purify both types, the combined and Blood Ring Jikochuus.

    Allies 

Charle

Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara

Mana's fairy, a plucky bunny with a burning heart. Later, she can transform into a teenage girl around Mana's age.

Rachel

Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki

Rikka's fairy, level-headed and reliable. Later, he can transform into a human boy that's around 10 years old.

Lance

Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi

Alice's fairy, the youngest of the four and a little bit spoiled. Later, he can transform into young human boy.

Davi/DB

Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama

Makoto's fairy, who is constantly concerned about her. She can transform into a human and acts as Makoto's manager DB.

Ai-chan

Voiced by: Yuka Imai

A humanoid baby fairy that hatched from an egg the girls find in Joe Okada's shop. Mana essentially becomes her babysitter. At the moment, she provides Magic Enhancement and Mid Season Upgrades to the protagonists, as well as providing Cure Ace's transformation magic. It's suggested that she has an importance beyond this. Eventually it's revealed that she is the remains of Princess Marie-Ange's physical body, transformed into a fairy after her psyche was split between Regina and Cure Ace.

Princess Marie-Ange

Voiced by: Yuka Imai

The beloved princess of the Trump Kingdom. When the forces of Jikochuus invaded her kingdom she fought on the front lines against them, and although she was able to petrify King Jikochuu she was driven back by their superior numbers. She was separated from Cure Sword when they fled through a dimensional portal to Earth, and her current whereabouts were unknown until the Precures find her in a glacier. She's currently sealed in magical ice...or not.

  • Action Girl: Whenever we see her in someone's flashback, she's almost always fighting the Jikochuu invaders.
  • The Archmage: Show some shades of this, despite being a Magic Knight proper. She...
    • Seals King Jikochuu using Miracle Dragon Glaive without anyone else's help...
    • Creates Charle, Raquel, and Lance basically on the fly and while being tactically cornered...
    • As Ai-chan, creates more powerful Lovies whenever the Selfish Agents come up with new tactics.
  • Battle Ballgown: Dons one of these in the battle with Jikochuus in episode 7's flashback.
  • Blade on a Stick: Carries a lance to battle.
    • Laser Blade: The tip of the lance is made of magical light.
    • Chekhov's Gun: The lance is later revealed to be the Miracle Dragon Glaive, a weapon used by one of the legendary Precures from 10,000 years ago.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: After the kingdom is lost, her whereabouts is unknown. A significant number of the episodes are spent looking for her. But she is — or at least the better part of her — there all along, as Aguri.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: After her father became King Jikochu, she is torn between her love for him and her duty to her people. In the end she decides to split her soul into Regina and Cure Ace, each embodying one of her two desires.
  • Creating Life: She created Charle, Rachel, and Lance.
  • Cultured Badass: She has a good upbringing as a princess. Furthermore, she's also aware of Earth, and is rather knowledgable of its cultures.
  • Defiant to the End: Before she can transform into a Jikochu, she pulls her own heart out and breaks it in two, effectively dying in the process but transforming the uncorrupted part of her heart into Cure Ace and her body into Ai-chan. All of this is to assist the future Precures and prevent the Jikochuu from gaining all of her power.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: As she is turning into a Jikochuu.
  • Exact Words: When contacting the Cures through Ai's mirror, she says she's borrowing Ai's power. Ai is actually Ange's body, and the Ange speaking to the Cures was an illusion Ange created.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses
    • Badass Princess: Fully capable of leading the charge into battle and kicking plenty of ass on her own.
    • Princesses Rule: Appears to be the sole ruler of the Trump Kingdom; nevertheless, she's referred to as a princess and not a queen. Episode 46 reveals her father the King was there all along; he just wasn't shown until then.
  • The High Queen: Her role in the story, even though she's technically just a princess.
  • Human Popsicle: She is found frozen in ice in episode 20. Subverted in 45 when it's revealed it was just an illusion all along.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: She rivals Saber in her dedication to her country. Subverted. She is selfish enough to consider staying with her father after he turned into King Jikochuu. Bel is savvy enough to see this and make an attempt to exploit it.
  • In-Series Nickname: She prefers to be called "Anne".
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: How she is separated from Cure Sword. However, this is not the entire truth— she tells Sword to go ahead because she wants to try to save his father again, fueled in no small amount due to her wish to be by his side.
  • Killed Off for Real / Back from the Dead: Marie-Ange dies when she removes her Psyche and splits it in two — Aguri and Regina — while her body becomes Ai-Chan. Her spirit even says these tropes herself by the end of the series, though the spirit then goes into Ai-chan after saying goodbye to Cure Sword.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: She plays karuta.
  • Lady of War: Began practicing swordplay from a young age, insisting that it was no less elegant or ladylike than her other hobbies. By the time the series begins, she's one of the most skilled fighters in the kingdom.
  • Literal Split Personality: The Princess' light side became Aguri, while the dark side became Regina. Each of them have faint memories about being Ange. These are her 'heart', while her body became Ai-chan.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Her love for her father was capable of corrupting her into a Jikochuu. It corrupted half her heart before she broke it.
  • Magic Knight: A ridiculously powerful one. Even her Literal Split Personality Regina is more than a match for the Cures, and it takes another one of her split personality, Cure Ace, to balance the fights.
  • Rose-Haired Girl
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: One of the few royals to actually fight and defend their kingdom who isn't a Cure themselves.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Her apparent body is found encased in magical ice. No one seems to be able to get her out of it, until Aguri does so in episode 45...which reveals that she was never actually in the magical ice at all.
  • Significant Double Casting: the reason why she's not credited is because she and her reincarnated body Ai are voiced by the same person. If her voice actress was given right away, fans would pick things up and it would ruin the twist. Not that it was obvious just by their appearances alone.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Bel tries to turn her into a Jikochuu through mind games, she simply rips out the corrupted part of her heart, stating that she will keep on fighting one way or another.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Even when she's seemingly gone, her plan keeps King Jikochuu from invading Earth. It's less Thanatos Gambit and more like Thanatos Russian Roulette. When she realizes that she's also corrupted by selfishness, she breaks her own heart into the selfish part and the selfless part. She entrusts her selfless heart to fix things. The roulette pays off handsomely when both hearts of her turns out to be good people despite their flaws.
  • Tomboy Princess: According to Jonathan, she's good at some hobbies typically enjoyed by men, such as horseback archery and sculpting. She's also a capable fighter and plays karuta.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her dress and her Battle Ballgown.

Joe Okada/Jonathan Klondike

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

A mysterious souvenir salesman who gives the girls the "Cure Lovies" they need to become Pretty Cures. His true identity is a knight of the Trump Kingdom, and the fiancÚ of Princess Marie-Ange.

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He becomes the new elected president of the republic in the restored Trump Kingdom.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Subverted. He rushed to defend Princess Ange when King Jikochu invaded, but he's too late.
    • Played straight in episode 45, where he rescues Cure Heart out of Regina's magical trap.
  • Bodyguard Crush: He was one of the knights who protected the Princess. Then, they became fiancees.
  • Can't Catch Up: The Cures keep getting upgrades, while he doesn't. This result in fairly skewed ratio of usefulness when he's fighting alongside of the Cures. Cure Sword has to carry him in episode 45.
  • Card Sharp: He knows his way with tricks. When things get really serious in episode 45, he throws an Ace of Spades to Cure Sword, which she catches.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Despite everyone's best effort, Marie-Ange is really gone. But at least she left Ai-chan to Jonathan for him to remember the love.
  • Enigmatic Empowering Entity: He gets called out on it in Episode 18. We also learn he's not as knowledgeable as he seems - even he doesn't know who Ai-chan is or where she came from.
  • Expy: Of Kisuke Urahara from Bleach, especially in early episodes.
  • Knight in Shining Armor
  • Laser Blade
  • Meaningful Name/Punny Name: His full name, when spelled in all Katakana, forms the word "Joker". Which is awkward considering that the previous season had a villain named Joker.
    • His name is apparently so meaningful/punny that Rikka finds it hard to believe it's real. It isn't.
    • His real name is a reference to the card game
  • My Greatest Failure: "Cure Sword wasn't the only one who couldn't save anyone."
  • Nice Hat: His tulip hat. When The Bus Came Back in episode 44, he has ditched the tulip hat and opted for a black fedora.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Obviously isn't a normal shop-owner, but whenever the girls try to press him for information he always changes the subject or has to leave suddenly.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: His time spent hiding ice-encased Ange from the Jikochuus, as well as his finding Eternal Golden Crown in the desert.
  • The One Guy/Token Adult: When he starts fighting alongside Pretty Cure.
  • The Only Way They Will Learn: More or less the reason why initially he only helped the Pretty Cure indirectly.
  • The Paladin
  • Put on a Bus: In episode 23 he goes to an undisclosed location to keep Marie-Ange safe.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: becomes the president of Republic of Trump in the ending.
  • Say My Name: He seems to say his fiancee's name a lot, typically with anguish.
  • Sixth Ranger: After his identity is revealed he fights alongside the Cures until his bus trip.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The Cures call him out for missing out on the things happening like Ai joining the Selfish briefly and when Bel impersonated him.

Sebastian

Voiced by: Izou Oikawa

Alice's loyal butler, who contributes much to keeping the Precures a secret from normal society.

Melan

Voiced by: Youko Matsuoka

An old mascot who looks like a turtle, but she can transform into a dragon. She protects the the Legendary Mirror and tests the Pretty Cures. She was also the partner of Cure Empress, one of the three legendary Precures..

     Legendary Pretty Cure 
A trio of legendary Pretty Cures from 10,000 years ago that once saved the world from an evil darkness. Only their 3 relics remain, and one of their Mentor Mascots, Melan, has managed to outlive them.

All 3 of them have the following tropes:

Cure Empress

Voiced by Mayumi Iizuka

She was the first Legendary Cure whose name and appearance were confirmed in the series, and she was Melan's partner. She owned the Magical Lovely Pad.

Cure Magician

The former wielder of Miracle Dragon Glaive.

Cure Priestess

The former owner of Eternal Golden Crown.

Selfish Kingdom

    King Jikochuu 

King Jikochuu/ King Of the Trump Kingdom

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka

The leader of the evil force known only as "Jikochuu/Selfish". He led a successful invasion of the Trump Kingdom, but was petrified by Princess Marie-Ange. The agents of Jikochuu now seek to revive him by turning Psyches into Jikochuus, the act of which generates the negative energy needed to undo his petrification. He was originally the King of the Trump Kingdom, and Marie-Ange's father.

  • Abusive Father: Whoo, boy. Implied a bit before he finally speaks at Regina in episode 21, who's deathly afraid of him. Shown in full detail in episode 21, where he tries to electrocute his own daughter just to keep her bound to his own will and doesn't care if she falls into a pit of lava for defying him.
    • In episode 22, He even uses a real life Abuser tatic (Pretending to be sorry for their anger) just to trick her into giving her dark energy to make the pain in her heart go away, even when she was being treated better then he ever treated her.
    • Episode 46 reveals that he wasn't originally like this. He would do anything, absolutely anything, for Marie-Ange's happiness. This doesn't end well.
    • Archnemesis Dad: Considering that Aguri is the light to Regina's darkness, this is the case.
  • Adult Fear: He lost his wife in childbirth. Then his daughter fell ill and the doctors were unable to find a cure.
  • Astral Projection: Uses this to communicate with Regina and to brainwash her in Episode 22.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: After he has regained his power, he rips open a portal to the Earth and invade it.
  • Bad Boss
  • Big Bad
  • Big Red Devil: Close enough.
  • Bloody Bowels of Hell: His interior. It's full of Jikochuu mooks.
  • Blow You Away: Summons a black tornado to isolate Regina from the Precures in Episode 22.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He only become King Jikochuu due to the dark essence sealed in the castle basement.
  • Creepy Monotone: In Episode 22, when he talks to Regina. It overlaps with a fatherly tone.
  • Disc One Final Boss
  • Eldritch Abomination
  • Enemy Within: Literally; when the Cures reach his heart they have to fight the equivalent of white (black?) blood cells that represent his selfishness.
  • Evil Overlord
  • Expy: While similar in size to Jaaku King from the the original series, his extreme methods of keeping his minions in line and enslaving Regina to his will just for defying him are more in line with Akudaikahn.
    • He turns out to be more like Mephisto, albeit serious.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He's successfully purified at the end of episode 48.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Good All Along: Not only is he Marie-Ange's father, he was simply driven crazy by the loss of his wife and the illness of his daughter to the point where he was willing to do anything to save the latter, a selfish desire that left a pretty big opening for the dark essence from the castle basement to take him over.
  • I Choose to Stay: him and Regina now lives with Aida family.
  • I Have No Daughter: His first reaction when Regina refuses to attack the human world. His second? Well...
  • It's All About Me: Even his minions say that everything is about him and that he's too selfish. Considering that he decided that destroying the world is better than losing his daughter, they are spot on in their observation.
  • It's Personal: Episode 42 suggests this is why he attacked the Trump Kingdom. His dialogue with Ange hints that he was someone she knew. Episode 46 reveals he was actually the King of the Trump Kingdom all along.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Once he finally gets his speaking role in ep 21, he shows his true colors, and it's not pretty. See Abusive Father above.
  • Large and in Charge: Towers over the entire Trump Kingdom.
  • Large Ham: Probably the hammiest Big Bad in the franchise. Just read the Say My Name entry.
  • Late Arrival Spoiler: Until the sixth episode, King Jikochuu was only mentioned in promotional materials and in Episode 2.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: His deep fear of losing Marie-Ange clouds all of his reason. He know what would happen to his people if he shatters the sealing crystal, but he does it anyway.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His desire to save Marie-Ange at the expense of the world was an extremely selfish act, enough to allow him to be corrupted by the dark essence.
  • Marie-Ange, I Am Your Father: Notable in that the reveal is a surprise to everyone except Marie-Ange, who knew all along.
  • No Indoor Voice: He's very loud, he yells his very first line, not to mention how angry he sounds when he yells "REEGIIIINAAAAAAAAA":
    • Inverted in the following episode, when he talks to Regina with a calm, fatherly, but also monotone voice. He brainwashes her anyway.
  • Obviously Evil
  • Passing the Torch: Gives up his throne to Joe, changing the kingdom into a republic in the proccess.
  • Pride: When you think that your love is not dispensable and your people are, you're a hubris-ridden man.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Like father, like Daughter.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Say My Name: "REEGIIIINAAAAAAAAA!!!"
    • "PREEEEECUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURE!!!!"
    • "AAAAAANNNNGEEEEEEEEEEE!!"
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Wakes back up in Episode 21 after Regina and the Selfish Trio deliver Marie Ange to him. He still seems stuck in place, though. He frees himself in Episode 45.
  • Psycho Electro
  • Shock and Awe: Uses black and red colored lightning upon awakening.
  • Sinister Silhouette: He's the giant shadow Cure Sword sees at the beginning of the first episode.
    • In Episode 42, we finally see a silhouette with this arms and his muscular body before he was sealed by the princess.
  • Spikes of Villainy
  • Tragic Villain/Cry for the Devil: Even the characters can't really blame him for what happened.
  • That Man Is Dead: He no longer sees himself as Marie-Ange's father, only as the King Jikochuu.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Platonic version. When he was still the King of the Trump Kingdom, he was willing to sacrifice his kingdom for his daughter. As King Jikochuu, this desire has been corrupted into a belief that destroying the world and flooding it with monsters based on Seven Deadly Sins is something better than losing Marie-Ange.

     Regina 

Regina

Voiced by Kumiko Watanabe

Click here to see a comparison with her alternate form. 

King Jikochuu's daughter. After her first lost against the Precures, she decides to become friends with Mana - for selfish reasons. However, her relationship develops to a true friendship; she eventually goes through a Heel-Face Turn, but not much later she's thoroughly brainwashed by her father.

It's later revealed that she's the dark half of Princess Mari-Ange's Pscyhe, with the light half being Aguri.

  • Age Cut: In episode 46.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Badass Fingersnap: Many of her magic abilities are activated by this (See also Person of Mass Destruction below).
  • Big Damn Heroes: Regina regains her power and rescues Cure Heart from the pit of lava.
  • Blade on a Stick/MacGuffin: She wields the Miracle Dragon Glaive in Episode 39 onwards.
  • Blondes are Evil: In contrast with Cure Heart, at first.
  • Blow You Away: Upon being brainwashed, she can fire a black tornado out of her hand.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: As of episode 22. In Episode 46 she unbrainwashes herself, but still follows her father anyway out of love.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She is the second shortest female character in the show, and is always making the Selfish Trio do things for her.
  • Break the Cutie: For all she's done in the series, she's one of three characters (the others being Mana and Makoto, the latter whose homeworld was destroyed) who get subjected to the most emotional torture in the whole series. In her case, though, the torture is far more serious.
  • Captain Ersatz: One might say she's a villainous version of Minako Aino/Sailor Venus.
  • Character Development: A very dynamic one.
  • Cry for the Devil: Let's just say that "brainwashed, rinsed and dried" doesn't even begin to describe what she has to put up with on a regular basis. As of episode 46, it seems to run in the family.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After being brainwashed Regina defeats the Precure without any struggles, but then Cure Ace appears and Regina is curb-stomped by her.
  • Cuteness Overload: When Ai-chan is involved.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She even uses her status to boss the Selfish Trio around.
  • Damsel in Distress: Upon depowerment and snapping out of her psychotic state, the Selfish Trio kidnap her and take her back to King Jikochuu. She is also used as bait in episode 21 to lure Mana into a trap.
    • Badass in Distress: She turns into this when she regains her power, and she saves Cure Heart and herself by her own.
  • Dark Magical Girl: DMG comes in two varieties: immoral or enslaved. She's the former type. Is shown to also be the enslaved type after she snaps out of her mind controlled state, saying her father terrifies her.
    • In Episode 46 she actually unbrainwashes herself, but still follows her father anyway out of love.
  • De-power: Loses her abilities in episode 20, for unexplained reasons (though it might have to do with the Royal Crystals). She then regains them the next episode, gets her powers sealed by King Jikochuu, then regains them again.
  • Detached Sleeves
  • The Dragon: To her father, King Jikochuu. Her summoned Jikochuus are powerful enough to withstand and break the Precures' individual Mid-Season Upgrade attacks.
  • Enemy Without: To Cure Ace.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger
  • Evil Counterpart: To all Precures. She is the evil blond girl to Cure Heart, the Spoiled Brat to Alice, comes from a different world like Cure Sword and wants to be Mana's only friend in contrast to Rikka. Also, her (former) red features of her appearance contrast the in red clad Cure Ace.
  • Evil Wears Black: During her temporarily Heel-Face Turn, she wears red clothes on the beach, but later switches to her black costume. Probably because the animation studio makes her joining the evil side again anyway.
  • Expy: To Eas/Setsuna who started as a villain and ended up befriended by the lead Cure with the heart suit. Also, both have red and black as their theme colors.
    • Unlike Setsuna, she's too weak-willed to be able to pull off a full Heel-Face Turn, at least until late in the series. Her state of being brainwashed, on the other hand, makes her an expy to another Dark Magical Girl in the franchise, Siren, though it's reversed, in that Siren was brainwashed at the start of her series as opposed to being brainwashed in the middle of this series like Regina was. Her Put on a Bus status is also similar to the initial fate of the Kiryuu sisters.
    • An interview hints that she could also be one to Galaxia from the anime version of Sailor Moon; both have a dark side that comes forth as a result of them underestimating the Big Bad (though instead of defeating the Big Bad via absorption, Regina was gullible enough to listen to the Big Bad when he's clearly deceiving her with intent to brainwash her), and both also have a hidden good side that the heroine tries hard to get through to in the finale.
  • Face Heel Brainwashing: Gets brainwashed by her father AGAIN, and gets increased power, with the red parts of her outfit now turned purple, as well as her eyes now permanently red. Granted, she's always falling victim to this at varying intensities for periods of varying lengths, but this time, it would seem she got it far worse than ever before.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: She creates Jikochuus by corrupting the people's hearts with a finger beam. She can also attack with finger beams.
    • After being brainwashed and her heart being completely engulfed by her fathers shadow, the finger beams turn into Kamehame Hadouken's out of her fingers.
    • Foreshadowing: This proves to be a hint about her true nature; Aguri also did this in episode 23, and episode 45 reveals that both are Marie-Ange.
  • Flight: One of her common abilities.
    • Chekhov's Gun: In Episode 21, when she regains her power and rescues Cure Heart.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus/Sinister Silhouettes: She actually appears in the first opening as a silhouette in front of King Jikochuu.
  • Freudian Trio: Acts as The McCoy of a trio with Cure Ace as The Spock and Mana as The Kirk. Semi-literal, since Regina was formed from Marie-Ange's feelings towards her father while Cure Ace was formed from her sense of duty towards her people.
  • Genki Girl: A particularly villainous example. She is always cheerful because she always gets what she wants.
  • Good All Along: Both she and Aguri are Marie-Ange; specifically, she's Marie-Ange's darker side that was separated from her in an attempt to foil the evil machinations of Bel.
  • Graceful Loser: In Episode 15 she actually seems amused by the fact that the Precure defeated the Jikochuu she created.
    • Sore Loser: In Episode 19, when she lost the Jikochuu game and refused to hand over the four Royal Crystals.
      • Happens again in Episode 23, when she loses to Cure Ace and yells at Mana she won't forgive the Precures.
    Regina: "Precure... I won't ever forgive you! PRECUUUUUUUURE!!" *vanish*
    • In both of these cases, she's under mind control, so the point may be that despite her selfishness, she's naturally a Graceful Loser, while the Sore Loser tendencies show that she's not herself. Especially true in episode 23.
  • Hair Decorations: A large red ribbon.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door
  • Heel-Face Turn: Episode 20 finally has her do one these as the result of the Royal Crystals leading her and Mana to Marie-Ange, which snaps her out of her psychotic state. Before she can stay by Mana's side, the Selfish Trio kidnaps her and the frozen Marie-Ange.
  • Heel Realization: A minor one in episode 16, but significant as she starts to realize after fighting Pretty Cure in that episode that her idea of trying to befriend Mana (i.e. killing her actual friends) may not have been the best way to go about it. Upon getting the Red Royal Crystal, she goes nuts for a few episodes, but by episode 20, she finally snaps out of that at least until being brainwashed again in episode 22.
  • It's All About Me: And how!
  • I Choose to Stay: she and her father now live with Aida family, with Regina transferring to Oogai First Middle School in the proccess.
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Her eyes keep changing from one color to another.
    • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her blue-eyed mode is her "least evil" mode.
    • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her blue eyes turn red after gaining the red Royal Crystal in Episode 17. And she becomes really evil. It's a sign of Mind Control.
      • Has them long-term after being brainwashed by her father in Episode 22. The red eyes start to fade to blue as the mind control weakens, until they return to blue completely in Episode 46, when she decides she doesn't need to be controlled to follow her father.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: Fires them out of her fingers after her father brainwashes her AGAIN and powers her up. Not necessarily with her fingers, though.
  • Kubrick Stare: Watch Episode 18.
  • Lack of Empathy: She is the daughter of Selfishness itself, after all.
  • Large Ham
  • Last Girl Wins: In the end, she's the one who Mana cares for the most.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Aguri's light.
  • Literal Split Personality: To Marie-Ange along with Cure Ace.
  • Love Hurts: Literally! Being in (platonic) love with Mana brings great pain to her chest. When she cast away that feeling she stops being in pain.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Even when she escapes her brainwashing, she joins her father out of love.
  • Lust: She's driven by her desirenote . Her desire for Mana makes the plot of episode 16. Whether it's the lewd kind of desire is up to anyone's guess.
    • At the end of episode 46, her strong desire to be with her father makes her stay by her father's side without being brainwashed.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: When her father brainwashes her, she becomes more powerful and defeats the four Precure easily.
    • Due of her lack of level grinding, she's outmatched by them in Episode 39, but then she pulls out the Miracle Dragon Glaive, making her equal to the other Cures.
    • She eventually unlocks the full power of the said weapon in Episode 47, most likely making her that much stronger.
  • Mind Control: The Red Royal Crystal turns her batshit insane, her eyes gaining a red glow that glows stronger with more crystals gathered around her. She snaps out of it after she and Mana are led to Marie-Ange. See Not Herself below.
  • More Evil Costume Switch: Although it's more a Brainwashed and Crazy Costume Switch, as it turns back after she breaks the brainwashing in Episode 46.
  • My Father, Right or Wrong: She only sides with her Brainwashed and Crazy father in episode 46 because she truly loves him.
  • My Name Is Regina, Daughter of King Jikochuu: Her first introduction.
  • Mysterious Watcher: Her first appearance at the very end of episode 12.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: She greedily grabs the Eternal Golden Crown from Cure Ace's hands, forcing her to see what actually happened in the past. This breaks her out from King Jikochuu's brainwashing.
  • No Social Skills: Justified, she comes from the Selfish Kingdom.
  • Not Brainwashed: Episode 46.
  • Not Herself: After she gets the red Royal Crystal, she turns veeery bad, contrary to her earlier personality. There are times where she almost snaps out of it. It's later suggested that her reaction to the Royal Crystals was the result of being part of Marie-Ange.
    • She snaps out of it for real in episode 20 when she brings the crystals together and reveals the location of the frozen Marie-Ange.
    • It happens to her again after King Jikochuu re-power and brainwash her in episode 22. And this time she's seriously kicking ass.
    • Averted for the last part of her rampage. She is being herself, blue eyes and all, when she goes to King Jikochuu's side to destroy Earth: she truly loves her father.
  • Obviously Evil: The Cures couldn't guess that Regina is this at first.
  • Ojou: The daughter of an evil king. Also, Bel often calls her "ojou".
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: The four Cures aren't able to pull the Princess Mari-Ange's Miracle Dragon Glaive out of the ground. Regina can.
  • Paint It Blacker: Her outfit after King Jikochuu re-power her.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: If she wants, she can destroy Mana's school with a single fingersnap. Fortunately, Mana can prevent this action.
    • Taken Up to Eleven after her father brainwashes her in Episode 22. She can now fire Kamehame Hadouken's out of her fingers at a level that Cure Mint would be proud of, and casually, to boot.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Subverted. Her hair color becomes paler when she gets her Mid-Season Upgrade by her father. It gives her a colder appearance.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Very proper, if episode 45's twist is anything to go by.
  • Proud Beauty: When she sees Mana's photo album, she says that child Mana was cute... but not as cute as herself.
    • In Episode 13, she says that she hates everything that is more beautiful than her.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her More Evil Costume Switch changes the red parts of her costume into purple.
  • Put on a Bus: King Jikochuu puts her to sleep in Episode 23 in order to heal from her injuries. But you just know she'll be back eventually...
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even longer than Cure Diamond's hair.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her color scheme. It's all 'dark' colors, in contrast to the Cures. Though, she is not that evil until her eyes turn red.
    • The red parts turns purple after King Jikochuu brainwashes her and powers her up.
  • Redemption Earns Life: Her end fate.
  • Red Herring: It looked like she would become the Sixth Ranger Pretty Cure. It didn't happen.
  • Say My Name: "Mana!"
    • Also, her name "Regina!" is shouted very often.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: In Episode 19, during the Jikochuu Game.
  • She's Back: Villainous version. Episode 39. She's now more confident than ever in her crusade to make her daddy proud of her. She also gets the Miracle Dragon Glaive, and is not shy of using it. Daaamn.
  • Shock and Awe: Played for Laughs in Episode 42.
  • Slasher Smile: When she gets reeeally evil.
  • The Sociopath: Seems like one at first, but this is gradually subverted through Character Development.
  • Sphere of Destruction: After being Brainwashed, she creates one of these to finish off the Pretty Cure after they are forced out of their forms. It gets intercepted by Cure Ace just in the nick of time, though.
  • Spoiled Brat: The Selfish Trio can't really go against her.
  • Super Strength
  • Tears of Joy: After she become aware that her father sacrificed his kingdom to heal her. Indeed, it was such a great love. Subverted. It's perhaps joy, but she is actually pushed to the breaking point because she can't choose between siding with her father or with Mana.
  • Token Good Teammate: Before brainwashing. Downplayed, since she wasn't good neither, just spoiled.
    • Played straight after being fully free from the influence of the red Royal Crystal.
  • Tragic Villain: Heck, her entire existence is based off selfish love for her father.
  • Troll: She loves pushing people's buttons.
  • Tsundere: The brainwashed Regina is this to Mana. When she accidentally blurts out that she likes Mana and Cure Heart just hears it, Regina's turns completely red. Either that was a Freudian Slip on Regina's part, or cracks are finally starting to show in the brainwashing...
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • The Unfettered: She doesn't understand the concept of 'obligation'. If there is someone she likes, she doesn't care that that someone may have obligation to people other than her. Mana has a student council to attend? Why, just destroy the school, then there won't be a council!
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Justified, she was Put on a Bus in Episode 23 and slept until her reappearance in Episode 37, while the other four girls became stronger, and then even more stronger after gaining the Magical Lovely Pad. In Episode 39, Cure Heart outmaches her, but then Regina gets her new Mid-Season Upgrade in the same episode.
  • Villain Teleportation: A common ability.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • What Is This Thing You Call Friendship?
  • Woman in Black
  • Yandere: Platonic version. She goes to great lengths to make sure that she is Mana's only friend - by getting rid of her other teammates. This backfires hard.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Platonic version. Even after seeing what actually happened in the past, she decides to side with King Jikochuu anyway— because she loves her father and doesn't have it in her heart to leave him alone.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

    Selfish Agents 
The primary agents of the evil force known as "Jikochuu", each named after one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Though they appear to be human on first glance, they can be identified by their pale blue/white hair and the small demonic wings behind their ears. They can create additional Jikochuu by amplifying the darkness in someone's heart (their "Psyche") and then forcibly separating the contaminated Psyche from its human body.

All of them have the following tropes:

Ira

Voiced by: Mayumi Tanaka

An impulsive and immature brat who acts as one of the primary agents of "Jikochuu". He is named for the Latin word for "wrath" (ira). He, Mamo and Bel form a team known as the Selfish Trio.

Mamo

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka

A devious and calculating woman who acts as one of the primary agents of "Jikochuu". She is named after Mammon, the demon who represents "greed". She, Ira and Bel form a team known as the Selfish Trio.

  • Adult Child: Acts just as childish as Ira does from time to time.
  • Blow You Away: In Episode 25, she uses as Cutie Madame a Paper Fan of Doom to create strong blows.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: In episode one, she had a second Jikochuu waiting in the wings for when Ira's was defeated.
    • She orders the Jikochuu from Episode 10 to uses his Power of Love to fight the Precures.
  • Dark Chick
  • Evil Genius: Unlike to Ira who relies on brute strength, her Jikochuus are more tricky. See also Dangerously Genre Savvy above.
  • Evil Is Petty: One particular rampage was set off by... discovering that she had a pimple. When she ended up being put to sleep by her own Monster of the Week, it ended up going away, and, as she thought she needed a beauty sleep, she was so overjoyed she left the battlefield without any complaint.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: In Episode 25, she fires a beam.
  • Greed: Her defining vice. She always want something, even if it's petty. Since her wanting may endanger people, the Cures always stop her. When she actually gets what she wants (see Evil Is Petty above), she is not looking for trouble.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: In Episode 25.
    • Also literally in Episode 38.
  • Lack of Empathy: She and Ira don't care about how King Jikochuu punishes his daughter. She even calls her stupid.
  • Nice Hat
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: As Cutie Madame, she fights a Jikochuu that attacks her, then the Precures promptly finish it.
    • Stealing Sebastian's new gadget that causes his worries and attacking him is not a good idea, as Alice pays attention to her butler's concern. Of course, Alice is angry about this (though, not enough to put her Berserk Button) and she gets an Power-Up, resulting in Mamo getting her ass kicked by Rosetta. It should be noted that the Power-Up was "requested" by Cure Ace.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: A Jikochuu attacks her because of this in episode 25.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: As Cutie Madame, she has a fan as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Pink Means Feminine: As Cutie Madame, she wears a pink dress.
  • Playing with Fire: In Episode 22.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: To Bel in later episodes, since she's enslaved by wearing his Blood Ring until Episode 38.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Restraining Bolt: See Ira's entry.
  • The Smurfette Principle
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Her Cutie Madame costume. The first time when the characters saw her, only Sebastian who built the artificial Commune, Cure Diamond and Gula pointed it out.
  • (Extra) Superpowers For A Day: When she accidentally finds Sebastian's artificial commune, she uses it to become Cutie Madame. Of course, she only fakes being a hero.
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Villainous Glutton: She's almost always seen eating or drinking something.
    • It got worst, since the Blood Ring she wears contains Gula's evil energy.
  • Whip It Good: Fights with a whip as shown in episode 21. It appears again in episode 33.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Bel

Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji

An sunglasses-wearing older man who acts as one of the primary agents of "Jikochuu". He is named after Belphegor, the demon who represents "sloth". He, Ira and Mamo form a team known as the Selfish Trio.

  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: He kills both Leva and Gula after they were defeated by the Precures.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Corresponding to the sin he is named after. He is the most powerful of the Selfish Trio but often doesn't bother to take action.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: This guy has serious issues when it comes to not betraying others.
    • He plans on betraying King Jikochuu and gain more power than anyone else. He let Regina fall into boiling hot lava pit when he thinks he can get rid of her this way.
    • He kills Leva and Gula and use their body to create Blood Rings, and he then tricks Mamo and Ira into putting them on, which lets him control them to an extent.
    • When Cure Ace confronts Regina, he tries to overpower both of them with a lot of Jikochu at once as they have been worn out from the duel.
  • Cool Shades/Sinister Shades
  • Does Not Like Spam: He hates carrots.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He eats the remains of King Jikochuu and becomes the final villain.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: He really doesn't like being called "Bel-chan" by Leva.
  • The Evil Genius: The term "evil" fits, his plans are more vicious and radical than Mamo's. His first plan is sending the Precures to another dimension and making them desperate. His second plan involves kidnapping Ai-chan and forcing Mana to fight him alone in his trap zone. His third plan is killing both Cure Heart and Regina by throwing them in a pit of lava and the only thing that saves them is a spider string; either Regina would betray Heart and Bel would cut the string to kill her, too, or both would fall and die. And later, he absorbs Leva and Gula's evil energy after they ultimately lose to the Precures and kills those guys off. Then he tries to turn Ai-chan into a Jikochuu.
    • However, his attempt to gain the Miracle Dragon Glaive for himself backfires.
  • Evil Laugh: Countered by Mana's own Evil Laugh.
  • Expy: No doubt he is a perfect match for Albert Wesker by his outfit and the habit of backstabbing others.
  • For the Evulz: He likes breaking the will of other people or proving that love doesn't stop somebody acting selfish/evil. And he's even totally correct about that last part.
  • Hannibal Lecture: He attempts to call Marie-Ange's out in her selfish desire to save her father. Marie-Ange breaks her darkened heart and tell him to Shut Up, Hannibal!.
  • Hope Crusher
  • Insult Backfire: Tells the Precure that being considered a coward is "the highest honor a Selfish can receive."
  • It's Personal: Bel sets up a plan to battle Cure Heart one-on-one in retribution for her delivering the finishing blow against him in their first battle.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: In Episode 22.
  • Kick the Dog: He uses Regina as a decoy and tries to kill her, after she was electrocuted by her father and is still being de-powered. And later, he kills Leva and Gula after they were defeated by the Precures' finisher move.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever he decides to get serious, things get edgy.
  • Lack of Empathy: Even after Regina was punished by her father, he used her as a decoy and tries to kill her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Oh yes he is. He replaces Regina, and later Leva and Gula this way.
  • Out of Focus: While the Selfish Trio already suffers from Spotlight Stealing Squads, Bel gets much less screentime than Ira and Mamo. And he's not even The Dragon, who usually get less screentime than other villains. Considering his vice, this could be justified.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In Episode 39, when he transforms into Joe, he still obviously wear an apron with Bel's color theme and his scarf, and often acts out of Joe's character. The heroines and mascots are Genre Savvy enough to use this as their advantage.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: To Regina. Then subverted when he tricks her into speaking out against her father. He actually wants an excuse to kill Regina so that he can be the king's Number Two.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: A Shout-Out to Kenshiro's Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken, including a Temporary Bulk Change and ATATATATATATATATATATA.
  • Shock and Awe: Not for fun. Except in Episode 32 and afterwards, where it's used for fun at Ira and Mamo's expense.
  • Sleep Mode Size: He's turned into a mouse at the end of the series.
  • Sloth: His defining vice. He is driven to avoid more confrontation with the Cures, and thus in the few times he appear, he's giving his all. But he's not strong enough, so it's always more work for him.
    • He waits until Leva and Gula ultimately fail to defeat the Precures and absorbs their evil energy.
  • The Starscream: To Regina at least. He tries to kill her so that he could usurp her position in the hierarchy. He also thinks, he could usurp King Jikochuus position.
    • He does it again to Leva and Gula.
    • In Episode 38, he dreams of taking King Jikochuu's place. And in Episode 48...
  • Smug Snake: He thinks, he could defeat the Pretty Cures or becoming the Jikochuu's number two or even number one. But most of his plans don't work.
  • Sweet Tooth: Apparently. He is often seen with lolipops.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: In Episode 38, he uses the two Blood Rings to become a muscle monster guy called Super Bel. It's utterly ineffective..
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His lolipops. He's often seen sucking them.
    • Chekhov's Gun: He kills Leva and Gula by absorbing their evil energy with his pink lollipop which turns red.
  • Villain Decay: He gets hit with this hard at the end of Episode 38 (admittedly because the Cures defeated him, but still). And in Episode 39 the Cures actually see through his Evil Plan... and take advantage of it!
    • Completely subverted in Episode 48...and double subverted next episode.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: In Episode 39 he's shown to, transform into other people and he can even mimic their voice. He disguises himself as Joe.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He was about to kill Ai-chan when Diamond, Sword and Rosetta came as Heart's reinforcement, judging that she's breaking the deal. However, Ai-chan saved herself.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He kills Leva and Gula in Episode 31 after they lose their final battle.

Leva

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita

A thin, androgynous man who is named after Leviathan, the demon who represents "envy". His partner is Gula. He and Gula are killed by Bel who drains their evil energy in Episode 31. His evil energy is contained in one of the Blood Rings which is worn by Ira.

Gula

Voiced by: Masuo Amada

A heavy-set man who is named after the Latin/Spanish/Portuguese word for "gluttony" (gula). His partner is Leva. He and Leva are killed by Bel who drains their evil energy in Episode 31. His evil energy is contained in one of the Blood Rings which is worn by Mamo.

Lust

Gouma

    MASSIVE SPOILERS 

Proto-Jikochuu

Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki

The original origin of the Selfish, this being was sealed underneath the castle of the Trump Kingdom with the Eternal Golden Crown. It is the being the three legendary precure defeated 10,000 years prior. It's dark essence nearly kills Marie-Ange. The King removes the Crown to save Ange, and coupled with his own selfish desires to keep Marie Ange alive, unleashes the essence from it's prison. It eventually corrupts the King, turning him into King Jikochuu and kicking off the events of this series in full swing.

Other Characters

    Others 

Aida family - Kentarou Aida (Father), Ayumi Aida (Mother), Soukichi Bando (Grandfather), Isuzu Bando (Grandmother)

Voiced by: Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Kentarou), Harumi Ueda (Ayumi), Akihiko Ishizumi (Soukichi), Kazuko Sugiyama (Isuzu)

Mana's family. They run a restaurant called "Pig's Tail".

Hishikawa family - Yuuzou Hishikawa (Father) and Ryouko Hishikawa (Mother)

Voiced by: Takeshi Maeda (Yuuzou), Atsuko Yuu (Ryouko)

Rikka's family. Yuuzou is a photographer, and Ryouko is a doctor.

Yotsuba family - Seiji Yotsuba (Father), Shouko Yotsuba (Mother), Ichirou Yotsuba (Grandfather), Hiromichi Yotsuba (Elder Brother)

Voiced by: Hidetoshi Nakamura (Seiji), Mugihito (Ichirou)

Alice's family. Seiji is Yotsuba Corporation's CEO, Ichirou trained Alice in martial arts, and Alice's mother, named Shouko, is an opera singer. The Complete Book reveals yet another member of Yotsuba family: Alice's older brother Hiromichi.

Mari Madoka

Voiced by: Jun Karasawa

Aguri's foster grandmother. She's an instructor of tea ceremony.

Takuya Nikaidou

Voiced by: Takuya Satou

One of Mana's classmates.

Tsubasa Momota

Voiced by: Tsubasa Sakurai

One of Mana's classmates.

Chihiro Yashima

Voiced by: Chihiro Ikki

One of Mana's classmates.

Hiroshi Juujou

Voiced by: Shuusaku Shirakawa

One of Mana's classmates and the Oogai Middle School Student Council's Vice President.

Jun Saotome

Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki

A freshman who admires Mana.

Reina Itsusuboshi

Voiced by: Hyousei

Alice's friend and the heiress of Itsusuboshi Group.

Eru Morimoto

Voiced by: Satomi Moriya

Aguri's friend.

    Movie Characters 

Marsh/Mallow

A mysterious man who invades Oogai town and traps its people in the World of Memories.

Marsh/Mallow

Mana's pet dog.

Bebel

A mysterious fairy who follows Marsh in order to stop him.

Clarinet

A manifestasion of the memories of forgotten beings.
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