Characters: HeartCatch Pretty Cure!

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Pretty Cure

    Heartcatch Pretty Cure 

Tsubomi Hanasaki (Cure Blossom)

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki

A bookish, shy and introverted nerd who loves flowers. Upon transferring to a new school, she vows to change herself and become more outgoing.

Tropes associated with Tsubomi:

  • Action Girl
  • Ass Kicks You: Blossom Butt Punch, to the point of reaching memetic status.
  • Catch Phrase: "I can't stand it anymore!"/"My bag of tolerance has just snapped!"note 
  • Character Development: One of the issues in the series. She starts off as introverted then becomes more outgoing as the series continues. Eventually, she discovers that can find her own balance between being introverted and outgoing and accepts her flaws along with her own good points.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Her Pretty Cure motif.
  • The Chick
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Ditzy Genius: In one episode, Tsubomi didn't know what a boss (bansho in Japanese) is and asked Erika to it, much to the latter's chagrin. She also was offended after Erika fainted. However, as far as studying goes, it's not known if Tsubomi is a top grader. At least she is capable to keep up with her studies unlike Erika.
  • Fill It With Flowers: In the Grand Finale, she dreams of doing this for other planets!
    Tsubomi: If I can... If I can... I want to make flowers bloom in the desolate wastes of space...
  • Girlish Pigtails: In civilian form.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: If Erika is anything to go by, though Tsubomi still wears them from time to time.
  • Hair Decorations: Often wears her pigtails with big yellow flower scrunchies, and has a large hair ribbon with her ponytail when transformed.
  • Heroic Lineage: Her grandmother Kaoruko was Cure Flower in her youth and the only Cure to have defeated Dune alone.
  • The Heroine
  • Innocent Flower Girl: She is the first ever shy Pretty Cure main character.
  • Large Ham: Whenever she says "Ichirin no Hana", calls her attacks or just shouts when attacking with Heartcatch Orchestra.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name, which means "flower bud", is at least justified: there was a budding tree by the window of the hospital room where she was born — also making it a more serious variant of Line-of-Sight Name.
  • Meganekko: Whenever feeling shy or in distress.
  • Nice Girl: Oh yes!
  • Petal Power
  • Pink Means Feminine
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red-Headed Hero —> Rose-Haired Sweetie: When transformed.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Erika's red, contrary to their color schemes.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She definitely fits the trope, except she's shy, but gradually grows more confident later on.
  • Shrinking Violet: Especially at the beginning of the series.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: A first for the franchise. In The Movie, she takes a hit meant for Olivier, the blast removing her hairbow. Her loose hair helps snap him out of his Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Stepford Smiler: Throughout her childhood, her parents would often leave her to go overseas on work-related business. Though Tsubomi put up a brave face, she was secretly heartbroken at their absence. Eventually her parents found this out, and they immediately stopped travelling.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She considers love to be Serious Business and tends to be quite Genre Savvy and very melodramatically towards romance matters, as seen in her reactions to her "first love" towards Itsuki during episode 7, and especially in episode 12, in which she jumps aboard the Yuuto/Risa ship the moment she finds out Yuuto has a girlfriend, and even stages a plan to get them closer during the joint Hanasaki/Kurumi family barbecue, demonstrating it to Erika and her father by using Chypre and Coffret as puppets representing the couple.
    "A heartbeat of fear could be easily mistaken for a heartbeat of love!"

Erika Kurumi (Cure Marine)

Voiced by: Fumie Mizusawa

A brash and extroverted fashionista. Though energetic and sincere, she often fails to consider the feelings of others.

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Itsuki Myoudouin (Cure Sunshine)

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

The androgynous Student Council President who acts masculine in order to continue the martial traditions of her family in place of her feeble older brother. Despite this, she adores cute things and wishes she could show her feminine side more freely.

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Yuri Tsukikage (Cure Moonlight)

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa

The former Cure Moonlight, who was defeated and Brought Down to Normal by Dark Pretty Cure before the events of the series. Though quiet, mature and intellectual, she harbours a deep sadness within her heart, unable to forgive herself for her past failures. She eventually regains her resolve to fight and becomes Cure Moonlight once more.

Tropes associated with Yuri:

  • Action Girl/Badass: Quite possibly the coolest Cure ever. Being unable to transform didn't stop her from jumping into danger, as seen in episode 13. Also shown in All Stars DX3 when everyone else ran off to make space for three monsters that just popped up to squish the cures, she just stood there and whacked the monsters into oblivion before they even touched the ground.
  • Badass Bookworm: She usually ranks at top of her class, and still wipes the floor with the Desertrians with utter ease. In fact, in the DX 3 'mini-game' situation, her mini-game is 'Studying'.
  • Badass Creed: "Friendship... Love... A lot of emotions... Pain... Sadness... I will fight for them!!" When Yuri said this, she's ready to kick major ass. She said this quite frequently, but not enough to count as a Catch Phrase.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Has the darkest hair, tallest of the active Cures and is mostly serious and aloof.
  • Barrier Warrior: Less so than Sunshine, but shows some inclinations.
  • Broken Bird
  • Brought Down to Normal: Thanks to Dark Precure. She gets better, of course.
  • Cain and Abel: Turns out to be the Abel to Dark Cure's Cain, after the revelation that Dark Cure was created by her father.
  • Cool Big Sis: At age 17, she's the oldest active Cure, and the third-oldest overall (behind Cure Flower and Cure Angie from the movie series).
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In Episode 34, after defeating Dark Precure, she takes all three Desert Apostle Generals down by her own.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dark Magical Girl: While firmly being on the side of Good, she has some shades of this. She must deal with her loneliness and a great deal of bitterness in her life. If she's Fate, Tsubomi is Nanoha. (No irony intended.)
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father has been missing ever since he began looking for the Heart Tree. She does find him again, but he turns out to be Sabaaku.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Subverted. Cologne calls her Cure Moonlight, even when she's just Yuri.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry
  • Flower Motifs: Lilies, which are shown through her name and her Heart Flower.
  • Friend to All Children: One of the few hints that she's more than the cold fish she was presented as in the earlier parts of the story is that she really knows how to be friendly and caring towards children. One focus episode after she returns being Moonlight also has her actually getting along with the daycare children better than the daycare owner (although it caused frustration of the owner to the point the owner is turned into Desertrian).
  • Forehead of Doom: As Yuri.
  • Heroic BSOD: She suffers one before the series after she is defeated by Dark Precure, and it takes her almost the entire series to get over it.
  • Hurting Hero
  • Ineffectual Loner: Her main character flaw, in the "I'll take on all the responsibility so no one else has to" sense. It indirectly leads to Cologne's death, after she overestimates her power against a two-on-one disadvantage and rejects his advice to find teammates to even the odds.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die
  • Large Ham: Kyua MUUUUUUUNNRAITO!
  • Lunacy
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname literally means "moon shadow" and her first name is also the Japanese name for the lily flower, which is also her Heart Flower.
  • Meganekko: Wears glasses in her civilian persona, but drops them as Cure Moonlight.
  • Opera Gloves: But only on one arm.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Sometimes as Cure Moonlight.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Purple is one of her two theme colors, alongside silver.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • The Smart Girl: She subverts this trope as she's the strongest of the four, she has more power, but she's the most experienced.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Acted like an Emotionless Girl at first, but was later shown to be more guarded than anything. She defrosts a bit after joining the team.
  • Unfortunate Names: Poor thing had to be named Yuri in a franchise where yuri is all over the place...
  • When She Smiles
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She thought she could get by being overly powerful and going solo. Unfortunately for her, in Pretty Cure series, you need to trust your friends a lot, thus she ended up utterly failing and losing her Fairy and ability to become Cure Moonlight, with the emotional baggage to go, at the beginning of the series.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair

    Mirage Pretty Cure 

Mirage Pretty Cure

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Cure Blossom Mirage), Fumie Mizusawa (Cure Marine Mirage), Houko Kuwashima (Cure Sunshine Mirage), Aya Hisakawa (Cure Moonlight Mirage)

They are the Enemy Within of the Heartcatch Pretty Cures, summoned by the Heartcatch Mirage for their final test. Each of them represent their past shadow selves with their Angst.

Tropes associated with the Mirage Pretty Cures:

  • Anti-Hero/Anti-Villain: They are part of the Heartcatch Pretty Cure and are Secret Test of Character enemies, but they are not evil.
  • Badass Crew: Averted. Since everyone of them is an Enemy Within, the four Mirage Pretty Cures never met each other.
  • Badass Long Coat: Each of them wear white, long coats.
  • Broken Bird: Each of them represents the inner conflicts of their original selves, that's why they really depressed.
  • Cain and Abel: Cure Marine Mirage represents Erika's envy to her older sister Momoka.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Cure Blossom Mirage's world has flying cherry blossom petals everywhere.
  • Cool Down Hug: Each of them fuse back to their original selves by being hugged by them.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Similar like their original selves.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: While they wear black clothes under their coats and have darker hair, they are not evil.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Each of them represents the angsty self of the respective Cures.
  • Enemy Within: Each of them are inner enemies.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: They aren't actually evil, but they have deeper voices than their originals.
  • Failure Knight: Cure Moonlight Mirage represents Yuri's sadness of Cologne's death, since Yuri feels responsible of that.
  • Fusion Dance: In the end, they are accepted by their original selves and come back.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: They don't use much magical attacks.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Cure Blossom Mirage and Cure Marine Mirage.
  • Rapunzel Hair: All of them wear their hair down and all of them have the same hair length like the original Cures; everyone except Cure Marine Mirage, who has not Cure Marine's hair length, but Erika's.
  • Secret Test of Character: To win the test, each Cure has to accept their past selves as their own parts.
  • Shrinking Violet: Cure Blossom Mirage doesn't act like one, but she represents Tsubomi's shy side and unconfidence.
  • Tomboy: The boy's school uniform-like wearing Cure Sunshine Mirage, who represents Itsuki's conflict of hiding her feminine side and as being the Heir to the Dojo.
  • Voice of the Legion: How they sound.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Cure Marine Mirage has dark blue hair, and Cure Moonlight Mirage has dark purple hair.

    Mugen Silhouette 

Mugen Silhouette

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki

Mugen Silhouette (some people translate her name as Infinity Silhouette) is the fusion of the four Pretty Cures and their three fairies. A giantess who looks like an older version of Tsubomi, having even her voice. She's the strongest Pretty Cure (at least in that verse) and makes her appearance during the Grand Finale. She's the Cure who ultimately defeats Dune in the space. Thanks to this experience, Tsubomi is now inspired to become an astronaut.

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    Allies 

Chypre & Coffret

Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (Chypre) & Motoko Kumai (Coffret)

Chypre and Coffret are two fairies that act as partners to Tsubomi and Erika, respectively. They safeguard and summon the Heart Seeds that the Pretty Cure use to transform, and (uh) "create" new Heart Seeds after a Desertarian is defeated.

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Kaoruko Hanasaki (Cure Flower)

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto

Tsubomi's grandmother. In her youth, she was chosen by the Heart Tree to become Cure Flower, who single-handedly defeated the first invasion of the Desert Apostles. Having long retired her powers, she acts as a mentor to the current generation of Pretty Cure.

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Potpourri

Voiced by: Kokoro Kikuchi

A baby fairy who is born from the Heart Tree after enough Heart Seeds have been collected. He becomes the partner to Itsuki and enables her transformation into Cure Sunshine. Being a newborn, Potpourri is the most childish and self-centred of the fairies.

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Cologne

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

The fairy partner of Cure Moonlight. He is shown to be the most mature and level-headed of the fairies. When Yuri ignored his advice and fought Dark Pretty Cure and Sabaaku by herself, he was forced to sacrifice himself to save her life. He later returns as a Spirit Advisor after the Heart Tree regains enough strength, but can only manifest long enough to set Yuri's heart at ease.

Tropes associated with Cologne:

Coppe

A senior fairy, and former partner to Cure Flower. Though silent, he is greatly respected by Chypre & Coffret as their role model. One of the powers of his advanced age is the ability to shapeshift. He often takes the form of Kaoruko's deceased husband, a blue-haired Bishōnen named Sora.

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The Tree of Hearts

Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru

The Tree of Hearts is a magical tree that connects to all Heart Flowers. If a Heart Flower wilts completely, it will weaken the Tree of Hearts. The only way to restore the Tree now, is to collect Heart Seeds into the Heart Pot until it is all filled up. The goal of the Desert Apostle is to kill the Tree, so they the Heart Flowers of all humans would wilt completely and the world would turn eventually into a desert.
Tropes associated with the Tree of Hearts:
  • Big Good: The Tree of Hearts plays a major part of the plot. During the story, it gives birth to Potpourri, and later it gives Yuri her Cure powers back.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: The flowers on the tree are in different colors, giving the Tree a rainbow-colored crown.
  • Living MacGuffin: A tree is a life being. The Desert Apostles wants to kill it, so they can turn the world into a desert.
  • Not Quite Dead: Dune is not able to kill it completely; it is still alive because the Pretty Cures and all the Victims of the Week they saved are still alive. The Tree of Hearts is eventually regrowing.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In episode 33 and 34, when it talks to Yuri with a female voice.
  • World Tree: It not only protects the world, it is connected with all Heart Flowers of all humans.

The Desert Apostles

    Leaders 

Professor Sabaaku

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki

The masked leader of the Desert Apostles' invasion of Earth. He oversees operations from the Desert Palace, using his mastery of technology to create weapons such as Dark Pretty Cure and (later) the Dark Bracelets. He turns out to be Yuri's Disappeared Dad, who was brainwashed by Dune when he received the mask from Baron Salamander in France.

Tropes associated with Sabaaku:


Dark Pretty Cure

Voiced by: Minami Takayama

An Evil Knockoff created by Professor Sabaaku specifically to defeat Cure Moonlight. Even after doing so, she remains dangerously obsessed with Yuri Tsukikage. She is a powerful enemy to the Pretty Cure, and slavishly dedicated to Sabaaku.

Tropes associated with Dark Pretty Cure:


Dune

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa

The leader of the Desert Apostles. He was defeated and sealed away by Cure Flower decades before, but is slowly reviving himself.

Tropes associated with Dune:

    The Three Generals 
A trio that leads the ground invasion of the Desert Apostles. Their main duty is to wilt the Heart Flowers of humans, which would hasten the death of the Heart Tree. To do this, they can extract wilting Heart Flowers from humans and transform them into berserking monsters known as Desertrians, catalysing the wilting process. They are actually three Heart Flowers which were extracted from their human hosts by Professor Sabaaku and experimented upon. After they are defeated, the Heart Flowers return to their comatose human bodies, reviving their true human selves.

Tropes associated with all three generals:


Kumojaki

Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto

The red General. A boisterous Blood Knight obsessed with achieving martial perfection. Unlike the other two Generals, he regularly fights on the front lines alongside his summoned Desertrians.

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Cobraja

Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima

The blue General. A smarmy narcissist infatuated with his own beauty. He despises anything he considers "ugly", including Heart Flowers, which is why he transforms them into Desertrians.

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Sasorina

Voiced by: Urara Takano

The yellow General. A devious schemer who usually carries an air of smug self-confidence, but can become vicious and petty if provoked.

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    Other 

Snackeys

Voiced by: Ryo Iwasaki


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Desert Devils

Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino

Extremely powerful and giant monsters sent by Dune which turn the planet into deserts.

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Movie-Exclusive

    Movie-Exclusive Characters 

Olivier

Voiced by: Ōtani Ikue

A mysterious boy who can turn into a werewolf and the foster son of Baron Salamander. He first meets Tsubomi when she is lost in Paris, and the two end up outrunning Snackeys (that are really after him).

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Baron Salamander


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