This is the character sheet of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth.'' Multiple spoilers are unmarked.


!The Magic Knights

[[folder:Hikaru Shidou]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/HekiruShiina (Japanese), Creator/JulieMaddalena (English, TV series), Tara Jayne (English, OVA)

The pint-sized, but [[PluckyGirl hard willed]] [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed Heroine]]. Hikaru is [[GenkiGirl cheery and excitable]], but [[WiseBeyondTheirYears surprisingly shows a lot of wisdom and is probably the most mature of the team]]. She gets chosen as the Magic Knight of [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] and her Rune God is Rayearth. Of the three girls, she is the one who embraces the mantle of Magic Knight the most eagerly and is usually the first person to wade into their battles with the creatures of Cephiro and Zagato's servants.

Hikaru is romantically involved with Lantis and Eagle. While the anime is ambiguous, in the manga, Hikaru chooses to [[ThreesomeSubtext marry them both]].


Tropes associated with Hikaru:
* AllLovingHeroine: Particularly in the second half, when she frequently remarks on Eagle's "sad eyes."
* BadassAdorable: While Umi and Fuu may qualify as well, Hikaru takes the cake.
* BattleAura: Hikaru gets a fiery aura whenever excited or when someone makes her mad.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's one of the most cheerful, friendly, and innocent people you'll ever meet, but when someone hurts her friends, you see why her element is ''fire''.
* {{Bokukko}}: [[LampshadeHanging Fuu asks her]] why she speaks like a boy during one of the manga omakes. She explains that it's because [[IHaveBrothers she has three older brothers]].
* BraidsOfAction: One very long braid.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Nova snaps her sword in episode 30, which severs Hikaru's connection with Rayearth and exacerbates her HeroicBSOD. It takes a dangerous ritual and a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind to repair it over the course of six episodes.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Red hair, red eyes.
* ElementalEyeColors: Red.
* ElementalHair: Bright red, and tufted in a way that's reminiscent of flame.
* ElementalPowers: Fire, with a touch of lightning.
* ElementalShapeshifter: Her body and hair looked as though they had turned into fire [[spoiler:when she was chosen as the Pillar]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Very popular in her all-girls school, although the Dark Horse re-release translates it as her classmates making fun of her rather than actually having affection. And then there's Nova...
** In the Latin-American Spanish language dub, Eagle is female. esYay, anyone?
* FieryRedhead: Even though she's sweet and friendly, she gets ''mad'' when you hurt her friends.
* FlamingSword: It was inevitable, although a variant. The sword becomes fire whenever someone who isn't Hikaru tries to hold it. In the anime's second season it's played straight; the sword is alight almost every time she dons Rayearth.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She really loves animals, something that Ascot uses against her in the anime.
* GenkiGirl: She's extremely cheerful, friendly, and energetic.
* HairDecorations: The red bow at the end of her braid.
* HeirToTheDojo: Sort of. Her family runs a Kendo dojo.
* HeroesLoveDogs: She does have a dog named Hikari and once wished ([[NoIndoorVoice very loudly]]) that she wanted to see him again.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Her seiyuu, Creator/HekiruShiina, has a singing career. [[IronyAsSheIsCast Singing, however, is Hikaru's worst subject]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Her insistence that she fight Lafarga without magic because he's a swordsman, even though he's dominating the fight.
* HotBlooded: She's almost always the first to rush into battle and gets a fire effect drawn around her a lot.
* JumpedAtTheCall: The only one of the three who doesn't worry about her other obligations when Clef tells them that they're Magic Knights.
* TheKirk: She's the first of the trio to stop yelling at Clef and start asking what they have to do as Magic Knights, continually reminds the others of their mission, and generally takes point in their journey through Cephiro. And in the anime, her [[spoiler:guilt and grief over Emeraude's death]] is probably the strongest out of the three.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: What she says to Lantis and Eagle at the end of the manga.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Hikaru will always get between her friends and something dangerous. Even if it means standing there and taking hits to the point of unconsciousness. Umi [[LampshadeHanging complains]] that she can never trust Hikaru when she says "I'm okay."
* MeaningfulName: "Hikaru" means "light", as in the light that [[PlayingWithFire fire]] provides, and the "shi" in "Shidou" means "lion", which is what her Rune God Rayearth vaguely resembles (though it mostly looks like a wolf).
* NoIndoorVoice: Hilariously played in one of the funniest moments of the anime.
* ObliviousToLove:
** She doesn't get that Fuu and Ferio are the OfficialCouple even after Ferio kisses Fuu's hand.
** She also doesn't get that Lantis is in love with her, at the same time that she's struggling with her love for ''him''--she assumes it's unrequited. [[spoiler:Although with the not-unreasonable hangup that she killed his brother.]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: Not as much as Clef but, the other Magic Knights thought she was an Elementary schooler until she told them she's fourteen like them.
* OutnumberedSibling: She has three older brothers, which is why [[{{Bokukko}} she talks like a boy]].
* PersonalityPowers: Fire symbolizes energy, passion and will. Hikaru has all of these in spades.
* PlayingWithFire: Most of her spells are about this.
* PluckyGirl: From the start she's cheerful and determined despite being summoned to a different and very dangerous world. Her cheer takes a hit in Part II, but she maintains her determination to protect Cephiro at any cost. But the biggest example is in the manga, when she [[spoiler:defies the physical laws set by the Creator to rescue Eagle after he is not chosen as Pillar.]]
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches her thighs when she lets it out of her braid.
* RedOniBlueOni: As if the hair didn't tip you off, she's the Red Oni to Fuu's Blue and to a lesser extent [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair (ironically)]] Umi's.
* RedHeadedHeroine: Not to make her stand out, but to fit in with the whole Fire theme.
* ShockAndAwe: She has one lightning spell...
* ShortHairWithTail: Her hair is cut short up top except for her long braid.
* SproutingEars: Often sprouts cat ears when in chibi mode.
* TsurimeEyes: Fitting her bold personality.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Despite her youthfulness, she's the closest thing the Magic Knights have to a leader. [[spoiler:And she figures out a way to reinvent the Pillar System without destroying Cephiro.]]

[[folder:Umi Ryuuzaki]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/KonamiYoshida (Japanese), Creator/WendeeLee (English, TV Series), Creator/AmyBirnbaum (English, OVA)

The tallest of the girls, [[TheOjou coming from a rich family]] and attends a private school for rich girls. Umi at first is the least willing to do her job, and [[RichBitch comes off very snobbish and uncaring about Cephiro's problems]]. However, amongst the girls, she can be seen as [[CharacterDevelopment the most developed out of them]], as the situation completely demands her to really mature up, and she really did, becoming a much more admirable character. She's also pretty handy with a [[LadyOfWar rapier]], being in the fencing team of the school. She is the Magic Knight of [[MakingASplash Water]] and her Rune God is Seles. Seems a bit obsessed on [[EatTheDog eating Mokona]], who annoys her greatly.

Umi is affectionate towards Clef, and surprised by Ascot's affection towards her, but the adaptations leave who she chooses vague.


Tropes associated with Umi:
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: They're good, caring people... but also SickeninglySweethearts.
-->"Quit with the eternal honeymoon. Please."
* AngerBornOfWorry: In the second part, she always yelling at Hikaru for doing dangerous things, wandering off, or not being honest about how bad she feels.
* AnIcePerson: Her strongest spell is ice-based.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Gives one to Ascot and follows it with a huge WhatTheHellHero for dragging his monster friends in his missions for Zagato [[spoiler: and causing Presea's death as a side-effect.]]
* BystanderSyndrome: She really doesn't see why she should be dragged into Cephiro's problems. In the anime she sticks by this for quite a while, and her sword's first evolution happens once she buries this attitude for good.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair, blue eyes.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She starts out as a SpoiledBrat who just wants to go home, and chews Clef out when he makes his first appearance. Her later reaction to him...
* DoesNotLikeSpam: She dislikes sweets, but she tests her recipes on her parents.
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: In the anime, Umi openly says this when the Chizeta princesses capture her and [[GoGoEnslavement doll her up in]] a {{Stripperiffic}} [[BellyDancer odalisque outfit]] that [[BareYourMidriff bares her midriff]].
* ElementalEyeColors: Blue.
* ElementalHair: Long, flowing and blue.
* ElementalPowers: Water.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HimeCut: As fitting her high-class status.
* HyperspaceArsenal: In humor times, she can whip out a hammer in attempt to smack Mokona around.
* KirkSummation: She gives one to Ascot when he grieves over his summoned monsters, pointing out that he's the one who sent them into battle in the first place and chastising him [[spoiler:for siding with Zagato instead of trying harder to protect them. It works.]]
* LadyOfWar: Her graceful fencing style makes her this.
* MakingASplash: The majority of her spells involve liquid water.
* TheMcCoy: She never does ''not'' say what's on her mind and always acts out of feeling, but is fiercely protective of her friends even while wounded and [[spoiler:convinces Ascot to make a HeelFaceTurn, along with an apology]]. Not to mention that she gets mad at [[TheSpock Fuu]] a ''lot'' for being too calm and matter-of-fact about their situation.
* MeaningfulName: "Umi" means [[MakingASplash "sea"]], and the "ryuu" in "Ryuuzaki" means "dragon", which refers to her Rune God Seles.
* ObliviousToLove: Subverted with [[spoiler:the reformed Ascot]]. She is aware of his feelings but she doesn't talk about it, feeling they are BetterAsFriends.
* {{Ojou}}: Her parents are very wealthy and she attends a private school famous for its moneyed students. She acts like the "bratty" type at first, then evolves into the "sweet" one.
* PersonalityPowers: Water symbolizes emotion, and Umi is the most temperamental of the Magic Knights.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her school uniform. As the armor evolves, the tights vanish.
* RapunzelHair: It goes down past her hips.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Hikaru's Red Oni.
* RichBitch: At first. Completely drops it later.
* RoyalRapier: The form her sword takes, owing to her being captain of the fencing team at school.
* ShowgirlSkirt: Her fully powered outfit has the top draped like this below the waist.
* SupremeChef: She bakes as a hobby. In Umi's own words -- "I'm an excellent baker... but a mess in everything else!"
* TemptingFate: When Alcyone reappears in the second season, Umi laughs, seeing how they beat Alcyone before. Naturally, Alcyone wallops her with ''quite'' a powerful spell.
* TsurimeEyes: To go with her sharp-tongued attitude.
* WaterIsBlue: Her elemental colors.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is blue because of the aforementioned elemental theme coloring.
* ZettaiRyouiki: With thigh-high boots rather than socks or stockings.

[[folder:Fuu Hououji]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/HirokoKasahara (Japanese), Creator/BridgetHoffman (English, TV Series), Creator/LisaOrtiz (English, OVA)

The resident bookworm of the trio. She attends a school for intellectually gifted girls. Fuu is polite to a fault, adding suffixes to EVERYONE she meets. Despite that, [[TheStrategist her analytical skills]] are formidable. She also likes {{RPG}}s. She's always seen with her glasses, and only [[TheGlassesComeOff unequips them when she is riding her Rune God]]. She is a member of archery club and for the earlier part, uses a bow and arrow before switching to a {{BFS}}. She is selected as the Magic Knight of [[BlowYouAway Wind]], and her Rune God is Windam.

She is involved with Ferio, a Cephirean warrior [[spoiler: and the brother of Princess Esmeraude.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: She's blonde in the manga but has light brown hair in the anime, OVA, and Saturn game.
* ArcherArchetype: She's in the archery club at school, intelligent and analytical, and more likely to think things through than Hikaru or Umi. The "archer" part only lasts until the Spring of Eterna in the manga and anime, but the Sega Saturn game gives her an evolving Escudo bow rather than a sword.
* AscendedFangirl: A ''huge'' fantasy RPG fan. See {{Otaku}}.
* AssuranceBackfire: When the girls find themselves unexpectedly ''very'' high in the air and start to panic, Fuu tries to calm them down by saying that they'd be ''sure'' to black out before hitting the ground.
* BarrierWarrior: Her Winds of Protection are capable of stopping any attack, if she's prepared for it.
* {{BFS}}: While the other Escudo swords develop more ornate hilts as they evolve, Fuu's just gets bigger and bigger--by the time they're ready to face Zagato, it's a good foot longer than she is tall.
* BlowYouAway: Her magic.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Hikaru's Red Oni.
* CaptainObvious: Sometimes on purpose.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Very, very mild example. Every so often she will come to extremely bizarre conclusions. Or try to reassure her friends that they shouldn't worry about falling from the stratosphere because they will black out before they hit the ground.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Green hair, green eyes.
* DissonantSerenity: Often, when put into a bizarre or perilous situation, Fuu's immediate reaction is to get ''really smiley'' with flower effects drawn around her. This happens when they're summoned to Cephiro and again when their flying platform rockets up into the sky while Umi is chasing Mokona.
* ElementalEyeColors: [[WindIsGreen Green]].
* ElementalHair: A bit less obvious that Hikaru and Umi, but her wind spells are stylized in loops and curls like her short hair.
* ElementalPowers: Over air and wind.
* GenreSavvy: Hoo boy, is she ever. Lampshaded in the games, and blatantly admitted in the anime.
* TheGlassesComeOff: When inside her Mashin. Lampshaded when Umi asks her if she can see well and Fuu says that yes, she can.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In the manga. She's polite and generous, and Clef identifies her sense of compassion as the source of her magic strength. Notably, the first spell she learns is for healing. (The adaptations make her a BrainyBrunette.)
* MeaningfulName: "Fuu" means [[BlowYouAway "wind"]], and the "houou" in "Hououji" is the Japanese name for the Fenghuang, a legendary bird in Eastern mythology. Naturally, her Rune God Windam is also a bird.
* TheMedic: Her green winds can also heal injuries.
* {{Meganekko}}: Her glasses are huge (although they have to be to cover her giant CLAMP eyes).
* OfficialCouple: Her and Ferio, pretty much the most canon and obvious in the show. The games try to dial this down slightly, but it's still very obvious.
* {{Otaku}}: In the first volume, she is constantly pointing out the ways their adventure is similar to a fantasy RPG. (Or dismayed when they clearly have not leveled up enough to take on Alcyone, who appears right after they meet Clef.)
* PersonalityPowers: Air symbolizes intellect and communication. Fuu is the most intellectual of the Magic Knights, and she always speaks with precision.
* RazorWind: Her more powerful spells, such as Emerald Typhoon, do this.
* TheSmartGirl: She's very good at devising new spells for the situation and [[spoiler:thinks her way out of Caldina's enchantment, with a hint from Windam]].
* TheSpock: An atypical example. She advocates caution and pragmatism because they can't fulfill their objective unless they stay alive, but she also applies her logic to compassion. In Eterna, the loved one she faces is ''herself'', since she knows that any hurt to her would also hurt her family. She also notes early on that Cephiro's system allows only for total peace or total chaos.
* TheStrategist: She's good at analyzing battle situations and makes some insightful comments about the logic of Cephiro's system, pointing out that the only possible outcomes under the Pillar system are total peace or total chaos. [[spoiler:This is long before TheReveal about Emeraude.]]
* TaremeEyes: Fuu's eye are drawn much less sharply than the other two. Although she's not shy, she does have a much more calm and polite personality than Hikaru and Umi.
* TeenGenius: She attends a school for gifted students and studies computer programming.
* UnwantedRescue: [[spoiler:When Ferio breaks her out of the ''Dreamchild'' in the anime, Fuu objects to the risk he took. And it's true that she probably didn't need it--like Hikaru and Umi, she could have broken out with Windam's help and had basically defeated Aska's ninja army on her own.]]
* WhatAnIdiot: Ferio says this to her in-universe for either not dodging a monster[[note]]in the manga[[/note]] or trying to rescue him completely alone.[[note]]in the anime[[/note]] She laughs and says it's the first time she's ever been called that.
* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:About Zagato being the "final boss" and Emeraude's true situation.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!Supporting Characters


-> Voiced by: Creator/NozomuSasaki (Japanese), Creator/SteveStaley (English, TV Series), Immy Uncle (English, OVA)

Clef is Cephiro's Guru, the most powerful magician in the land. He is one of Emeraude's most trusted advisers and was sent by her to guide the Magic Knights upon their arrival in Cephiro. Even though he is quite venerable and powerful, he's rather tetchy towards the Magic Knights when they first arrive.

* TheArchmage: He is the chief and most powerful mage in all of Cephiro, bearing the title of Guru. Nearly every native Cephiran in the story that can use magic, even Zagato himself, learned it from Clef.
* TheAtoner: In the second half. [[spoiler:He blames himself for letting the situation with Emeraude get as bad as it did, as well as for the heartbreak the Magic Knights suffered as a result]].
* BerserkButton: Assuming that he's a child and otherwise making cracks about his height. He even [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leans over another panel]] in a scene he's nowhere near to complain when Umi calls him short.
* CanNotSpitItOut: [[spoiler:Implied to be the reason why he misled the girls in the beginning -- the truth was just too painful.]]
* CutesyDwarf: But [[TheNapoleon don't tell him that.]]
* MetaphoricallyTrue: He tells the girls that if they can become the Magic Knights, Emeraude's wish will be fulfilled. [[spoiler:He's ''well'' aware of what that wish really is, but he masks it with generalities and by talking about Zagato.]]
** In both Tokyopop's 10th anniversary translation and the Dark Horse retranslation, this becomes [[MotivationalLie an outright lie]]. [[spoiler:He tells them that defeating Zagato will "restore Emeraude's rule."]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: He's the most powerful mage in the land and one of the few characters to have outright white hair. (Technically, it's pale lavender, but it's still pretty close.)
* TheNapoleon: Benevolent example. He's clearly one of the good guys, yes, but he HATES when people think he's a kid.
* TheObiWan: Like Obi-Wan, he's separated from his charges early on (though not by death) and occasionally counsels them from afar.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's 745 years old. Go on, tell me he DIDN'T look ten when you first saw him.
* SecretKeeper: In the anime. [[spoiler: He asks Sierra to pose as her sister Presea and keeps her actual identity from everyone else but them and Mokona.]]
* SpiritAdvisor: In Part 1, he communicates through Mokona.
* TakenForGranite: In the anime, he's petrified by Zagato as soon as he sends the Magic Knights on their way, although he's still able to communicate through Mokona for some time. By the end of the first part, however, he's back to normal.
* TheWorfEffect: In the anime only. Zagato gets to show off how powerful is with the aforementioned ambush and petrification, and knocks down the whole cliff face while he's at it.

-> Voiced by: Creator/EmiShinohara (Japanese), Mari Devon (English)

Presea is the Pharle, a title bestowed on the master blacksmith of Cephiro. She is the first person that the Magic Knights are sent to visit, as she possesses an impressive armory and can craft weapons especially for them. Although her smithing skills are unquestionable, she is... a little odd.

* AdaptationalBadass: She gets a fight scene in the anime when a mud monster invades her house. Turns out she can use all those swords she makes.
* TheBlacksmith
** UltimateBlacksmith: This is what the Pharle of Cephiro is. She's the only one who's able to craft weapons from Escudo.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She might be skilled, but she is prone to overreactions to trespassing and seems to love daydreaming bizarre methods of punishment.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: She has a lot of fun dreaming up ways to take revenge on Mokona and trespassers, such as cooking them alive or seeing how far their ears will stretch.
* CoolBigSis: To the Magic Knights.
* DeathByAdaptation: Killed off in the anime for no reason, ironically creating a plot hole that had to be filled up.
* LeotardOfPower: Under a half-skirt and her smith's apron.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: All of her weapons are custom-made for a single specific person. Most can still be borrowed by others, such as the ones she lends the girls, but the Escudo weapons absolutely ''cannot'' be wielded by anyone else.
* SacrificialLamb: In the anime only. She's killed by Ascot's creatures in the sixth episode, just after she finishes the swords.
* SchrodingersCast: See above. In the manga, meanwhile, there's no attack by Ascot and she's there all the way through Part II.
* WomanInWhite: She dons a flowing white dress to work Escudo, it being a magic mineral.
* WrenchWench: The closest equivalent in a medieval land.

-> Voiced by: Creator/TakumiYamazaki (Japanese), Creator/TerrenceStone (English, TV Series), Jim Esnz (English, OVA)

A swordsman that the Magic Knights encounter in the Forest of Silence. He has a smart-aleck attitude, but he teams up with them temporarily to navigate the monster-ridden forest. He claims to be looking for the Spring of Eterna like they are so that he can become a Magic Knight Himself. He takes a particular shine to Fuu and makes a point of flirting with her.

* BadassNormal: He never displays any kind of magical powers, but he gets by pretty well with just a sword and his wits.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In the Saturn game. Alcyone does this to him and orders him to kill Fuu.
* DistressedDude: Inouva binds him up and tells Fuu to give up being a Magic Knight or he'll be killed. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain It backfires hugely]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the manga, Fuu wonders how he knows the legend of the Magic Knights when [[spoiler:it's supposed to be secret to those close to Emeraude]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a very prominent one on his nose bridge, and an x-shaped one on his left cheek.
* GuileHero: In the anime he assists the girls and hampers their pursuers by various means of trickery.
* HiddenBackupPrince: [[spoiler:In the anime, as a result of the LaserGuidedAmnesia below]].
* IKissYourHand: He kisses Fuu's hand after their adventure in the Forest of Silence, causing a LuminescentBlush.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: After the incident with Inouva, Ferio decides that he's more of a liability than a help to the trio and tells Fuu to forget him so that she won't be distracted from their quest.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
** JerkassFacade: Puts on one of these temporarily, in the anime.
* KingIncognito: [[spoiler:Prince Incognito to be more specific. In the manga, unlike what happened in the anime, he never forgot he's Princess Emeraude's brother but lived as a wandering swordsman until she died and he had to step in]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Anime-only. [[spoiler:He doesn't remember he is Emeraude's brother in the first season of, since she deleted his memories of their time together. But he ''asked'' her to do so because he feared it'd be painful to remember a sister with no time for him. He gets his memories back eventually.]]
* LickedByTheDog: Mokona takes to him straight away. It's double-subverted--Umi and Fuu warn Hikaru that this alone isn't a good indicator of Ferio's character, but he does turn out to be a good guy. [[spoiler:And it's really more of Licked By The God.]]
* ManInWhite: In Part II.
* MysteriousProtector: Fuu actually enlists his help to get them through the Forest of Silence. In the anime he sticks around longer, popping up to help them through a village or a tricky mountain pass.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler:Sets off to find the Spring of Eterna to see if he can find some Escudo for himself.]]
* TroubledButCute: He isn't happy about [[spoiler:the situation his sister is in at all]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green.

-> Voiced by: Yukimasa Kishino (Japanese), Creator/BobPapenbrook (English)

Lafarga is the Captain of Emeraude's personal guard, [[spoiler:a position he took up after Lantis left Cephiro]]. He is Cephiro's most skilled swordsman. Even though he doesn't use any magic, he's still a deadly foe when Zagato hypnotizes him and sends him to stop the Magic Knights from acquiring the final Mashin.

* BadassNormal: Knows no magic, but can still kick lots of asses with just his sword.
* {{BFS}}: His weapon.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: First season. [[spoiler:Although technically he ''is'' protecting Emeraude by trying to kill the [[LaserGuidedTykebomb Magic Knights]].]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He can use RazorWind not with magic, but with the sheer force of air pressure generated when he swings his sword.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* GentleGiant: Once he's un-brainwashed.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Caldina.
* MasterSwordsman: He's the best and most powerful swordsman in Cephiro, earning him the title of Dal.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Briefly when he realizes he'd been forced to work for Zagato and attack children.
* OfficialCouple: With Caldina, in the anime. Jossed in the games, where he is totally aloof and [[CelibateHero solely concentrated on his knightly duty]].
* PowerGlows: The anime has his tattoos glow when he tries to fight off his brainwashing.
* ShortHairWithTail: He has short blond hair and a long ponytail.
* TheStoic: He's the most straightlaced person in the palace during the second half.
* WorthyOpponent: Hikaru considers him to be this.

-> Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (Japanese), Creator/LexLang (English, TV Series), Dan Stevens (English, OVA)

Lantis appears in the second half of the story, when the Magic Knights return to Cephiro. He is Cephiro's only Cail (a swordsman who excels at magic) and the former captain of Princess Emeraude's personal guard. He left the country before the events of the first half, and is under a cloud of suspicion for being Zagato's younger brother and living in Autozam before his return. During his time there, he grew very close to Eagle Vision, the President's son. He returned to Cephiro [[spoiler:almost immediately after the death of Zagato and Emeraude]] and doesn't say much about why.


* AloofAlly: He doesn't bother arguing against the suspicion around him and just does his thing.
* {{Badass}}: He's able to take on a HumongousMecha on horseback, with a sword.
* CoolHorse: A summoned one with a [[HellishHorse fiery mane]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: Wears all black, shares his brother's dark looks, and rides a HellishHorse. He's a good guy.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the anime, he became friends with Eagle after defeating his FTO in a tournament.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He left his cushy job as Cail to travel other worlds after [[spoiler:Zagato starts to question the Pillar system]].
* DistressedDude: Near the end of the season, [[spoiler:after he is captured by Nova.]]
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: [[spoiler:In the manga, he threatens to kill Mokona the Creator if it doesn't release Hikaru and Eagle.]]
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:The Creator informs him that his will to destroy the Pillar System has made his heart the strongest in all of Cephiro, making him a perfect candidate to be the Pillar himself. [[SubvertedTrope Hikaru and Eagle have stronger hearts]], so he doesn't undergo the trial, but it's still wicked ironic.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With either Hikaru or Primera.
* LickedByTheDog: Mokona bounds right up to him.
* MagicKnight: Not one of ''the'' Magic Knights, obviously. His title of Cail is granted only to those who master both swordsmanship and magic.
* TheMole: Lafarga suspects him of being this for Autozam, as he spent some time there. [[spoiler:But he isn't.]]
* ProfessionalSlacker: When he was Cail, he spent a lot of the day [[HeavySleeper napping in trees.]] However, he genuinely didn't have a lot to do because Emeraude's prayers kept dangers from arising.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: A little bit.
* TheStoic: Doesn't talk much, [[spoiler:probably as a result of recently losing his brother]]. Flashbacks show him as more friendly.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks a LOT like his older brother, their only real physical differences being their clothing and hairstyles. Lampshaded by the girls upon meeting him, and specially by Hikaru.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:He wants to destroy the Pillar System, regardless of the consequences for Cephiro.]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/YuriShiratori (Japanese), Creator/RebeccaForstadt (English)
Primera is a tiny fairy who is Lantis' self-appointed assistant. She thinks she and Hikaru are in a LoveTriangle; for Lantis' part, he has no such interest and conspicuously ignores her when her overblown sense of possessiveness results in things like Mokona sitting on her.


* ButtMonkey: [[RunningGag She's always getting tackled by Mokona or ignored by Lantis.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Her profile lists "getting between her and Lantis" as her least favorite thing.
* FairyCompanion: To Lantis.
* HealingHands: Can heal wounds with her wing magical powder.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Lantis.
* HypocriticalHumor: The eight-inch-high fairy mocks Hikaru's shortness.
* IOweYouMyLife: She's devoted to Lantis because he saved her from being trapped in rubble.
* MomentKiller: Quite deliberately. Whenever she sees Hikaru sharing a deep gaze with Lantis, she swoops into berate her (unless Mokona tackles her first).
* {{Odango}}: Her hairstyle.
* RapunzelHair: It's almost as long as she is tall.
* RunningGag: Mokona almost always tries to eat her.
* SupportPartyMember: She basically buffs Lantis' spells.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pale blue.



!!Eagle Vision
-> Voiced by: Creator/MegumiOgata (Japanese), Jerry Gelb (English)

The son of Autozam's president and commander of the battleship sent to Cephrio in Part II. He's also the pilot of the [[HumongousMecha FTO]]. Eagle grew very close to Lantis when the latter settled in Autozam and is deeply regretful of their present emnity, but he doesn't turn back. He's also one of the most dangerous opponents for the Magic Knights and the other invaders. The reason he gives for invasion is that Autozam needs something like the Pillar System to cleanse the rampant pollution that is slowly killing his world.

* AcePilot: He comes out on top when his FTO fights solo against the three Magic Knights for the first time.
* AntiVillain: He wants to bring the Pillar system to Autozam to solve their pollution crisis. [[spoiler:At least, this is the assumption. In reality, he wants to put Cephiro and himself into an eternal sleep so that the Pillar tragedy will not be repeated, because he's worried that Lantis will die trying to destroy the system.]]
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: He asks Aska and Chizeta's princesses why they want to become the Pillar. To Aska's desire to treat the world as a toy, he replies that she either has to forget everything but Cephiro or destroy it completely, and to Tarta and Tatra he says that even if they treat Cephiro's citizens gently, they'll still resist being invaded. Tatra replies with one of her own, asking if Autozam is just going to move everyone to Cephiro outright to escape their polluted world.
* BloodFromTheMouth: He has this from [[IncurableCoughOfDeath frequent coughing fits]] in the anime.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:In the anime, he's killed by Debonair.]]
* {{Determinator}}: A prerequisite for being able to open a Road from one world to another. [[spoiler:And to be a candidate for Pillar.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: He's polite to the Magic Knights, as well as the representatives of Fahren and Chizeta, and bears them no ill-will even while they're battling each other. It's even more apparent in the anime, when Hikaru spends some time in Autozam's ship.
* HeavySleeper: He's been known to sleep through important ceremonies at home and takes frequent naps on the ship. It's a sign of his ill health.
* IllBoy: Due to his [[PowerAtAPrice overuse]] of Autozam's technology, which is powered by mental energy.
* LetsGetDangerous: Whenever he steps into the FTO.
* MoreExpendableThanYou: [[spoiler:He wants to become Pillar because he's afraid Lantis will die trying to end the system.]]
* PowerStrainBlackout: Occurs when he attacks the Roads from Chizeta and Autozam. [[spoiler:Geo and Zazu have to save him from either dying or having his mind wiped by the computer.]]
* ShesAManInJapan: Eagle Vision is depicted as female in the Latin American dub as a way to avoid HoYay with Lantis and Geo Metro. The result is a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Hikaru.
* StepfordSmiler: He almost always has a smile on his face, but Hikaru makes note of his sad eyes. [[spoiler:Mainly because he's slowly dying on top of fighting his old friend Lantis]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:According to his medical data, he shouldn't even have survived the trip to Cephiro. He takes it as license to be as reckless as possible.]]

!!Geo Metro
-> Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Japanese), Doug Stone (English)

Geo is Eagle's NumberTwo. He spends most of his time being concerned about his commander's poor health and reckless habits. In the anime, he sorties alongside Eagle to fight the Magic Knights.

* AcePilot: Of the [[HumongousMecha GTO]], although he only gets to pilot it in the anime.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga, Eagle locks down the GTO so Geo can't use it. In the anime, Eagle and Geo sortie together multiple times, and he's quite effective against the Mashin.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Towards Eagle, all the damn time.
* AntiVillain: He's a good guy who's just working for his boss; he just happens to be invading another country.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an X-shaped scar on his face.
* {{Hachimaki}}
* HotBlooded: Usually expresses himself in a very loud and energetic way.
* TheLancer: To Eagle.
* PunnyName: It almost spells like Geometry.
* SweetTooth: Keeps a stash of sweets in his room and in the war room.

!!Zazu Torque
-> Voiced by: Creator/JunichiKanemaru (Japanese), Creator/BrianneSiddall (English)
Zazu is the 15-year-old mech engineer of the ''[=NSX=]''. He joined the mission largely because he admires Eagle's piloting abilities and ''loves'' Autozam's HumongousMecha.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild - TeenGenius: Despite his age, he's trusted with the upkeep of two extremely powerful mechanized weapons and is the third in the ''NSX'''s chain of command.
* AntiVillain: Apart from being an expert mechanic, he's a completely typical young boy.
* TheAlcoholic: Likes drinking, but [[RunningGag Geo never lets him.]]
* {{Keet}}: Extremely chipper--in fact, he doesn't seem too worried about Autozam's situation at all.
* KidAnova: He likes pretty girls and, when they capture Hikaru in the anime, is elated to learn that she's in his age bracket.
* MeaningfulName: ''Torque'' is something a mechanic needs to know a lot about.
* NiceHat: A big cap with goggles.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Zazu is about half the height of Eagle and Geo. He serves as their MissionControl when they sortie and fixes their mechs when they're home.



!!Tarta and Tatra
-> Voiced by: Creator/AyaHisakawa (Tarta, Japanese), Creator/KikukoInoue (Tatra, Japanese), Creator/MelissaFahn (English, Both of them)

Tarta and Tatra are the princesses of Chizeta, a tiny country that neighbors Cephiro. In the second half, they see the leaderless world as a perfect colony for their overpopulated homeland. Although the two of them seem to have completely different personalities, they are extremely effective when they fight together.

* ActionGirl: Both of them.
* AffablyEvil: While "[[AntiVillain evil]]" is a stretch, they're quite pleasant and polite to the Magic Knights, and even outright admit that they have no intention of oppressing Cephiro's natives. Tatra even serves Umi tea while they're holding her captive.
* AntiVillain: They want to turn Cephiro into a colony to relieve population pressure in Chizeta. When questioned, Tarta says that she has no intention of oppressing Cephiro's people. Later, Tatra says that if the people of Cephiro resisted Chizeta's wishes, Tarta would give up.
* AsYouKnow: Tatra helpfully explains to Tarta that the country they are both princesses of is really small, and that Fahrenese royalty uses summon magic.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Tatra is one of the princesses of Chizeta, and is outright stated by Tarta to be the best fighter in their country.
* BadassPrincess: Both of them.
* BattleStrip: Tatra whips off her harem pants when she duels Umi, fighting her basically in her underwear.
* BellyDancer: They dress like this and, in the anime, [[GoGoEnslavement they doll up Umi as one]].
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Tatra is a goofy and pleasant {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but is, according to her sister, the best fighter in Chizeta.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Tarta has no volume control and a short fuse, Tatra rarely seems engaged and only participates when she's dragged into it. Their character bio says that between both of them, they make about one normal person.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Both of them.
* GeniusDitz: Tatra is a [[SpotOfTea big fan of tea]] and a Cloudcuckoolander. She lasted the longest against Eagle when he tried to stop Chizeta and Fahren from getting to Cephiro and, in the anime, is the best swordfighter in Chizeta, with even Tata getting worried when she gets ready to fight.
* GracefulLoser: When Umi defeats them in a duel, they calmly admit defeat and call off their invasion of Cephiro.
* HiddenDepths: Tatra enjoys acting spacy, but when the situation becomes serious, so does she. When Eagle makes his ultimatum in the manga, she engages with him quite gravely and questions his own motives.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much to set Tarta off--a lot of her fight with Umi is just them screaming at each other.
* HotBlooded: Tarta.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Both.
* LetsGetDangerous: Tatra spends most of her time acting spacey and drinking tea, [[spoiler:until Umi bests Tarta in a duel in the anime]]. She's also the one to last longest when Eagle attacks Fahren and Chizeta at once.
* MeaningfulName: Accidental, but in English, Tarta sounds like it's referring to her ''tart'' personality.
* NoIndoorVoice: Tarta is always yelling.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Done in-universe when Tarta puts on a more formal accent. Tatra helpfully points out that she's reverting to her natural Kansei-ben while Tarta is ranting loudly, much to the latter's embarrassment.
* PolarOppositeTwins: A sweet, whimsical tea-lover who spends most of her time lounging around and a militaristic, short-tempered warrior with NoIndoorVoice.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Tarta. Later Tatra, when she fights Umi.
* SpotOfTea: Tatra constantly offers some to Tarta.
* SummonMagic: The Djinn.
* TalkingToHerself: In the English Dub.
* UnfortunateNames: The Dark Horse translation renders Tarta's name as "Tata," although this ''is'' probably more accurate--Tata is the name of an Indian car company. "Tatra", however, remains unchanged - and she -also- shares name with a car company, this time Czech.
* WhipSword: Tatra's weapon.



!!Princess Aska
-> Voiced by: Creator/ChinamiNishimura (Japanese), Creator/SandyFox (English)

The child princess of the nation of Fahren. Unlike Autozam and Chizeta, it's unclear if there's any justifiable reason for them to desire Cephiro... she seems to have ordered the invasion on a whim. Despite her immaturity, she is a powerful magician and a dangerous opponent.

In the anime, she captures Fuu and holds her prisoner on her ship, the ''Dreamchild.'' Fuu's polite and respectful demeanor (which is the polar opposite of Aska's) starts making Aska think more seriously about what she's doing and why.

* AChildShallLeadThem: Technically, Chang Ang is her regent, but she still calls all the shots.
* ArtInitiatesLife: Her magic is to summon whatever she draws into life. Larger than life, in most cases.
* BrattyHalfPint: She's completely disrespectful to Chang Ang and San Yung, and then tries to keep Fuu and Windam as personal possessions in the anime.
* CharacterDevelopment: After meeting Fuu personally, Aska begins to question if what she's doing is a good idea. Shown more in the anime than the manga, where it is Eagle talking to both of the other nations at once.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After Fuu tells her the truth behind the Pillar and escapes, Aska looks forward to their promised SpotOfTea and defends Cephiro's castle from the ''NSX'' with Great San Yung.
* ImprobableAge: She's twelve years old and has the authority to command her country's battleship, on top of having incredible magic and willpower for her age.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Unlike Autozam and Chizeta, Fahren has no real justification to invade. They only do so because Aska wants it like a toy, until Fuu (Eagle in the manga) explains the truth behind being the Pillar.
* LargeHam: Especially in the dub.
* NoblewomansLaugh: She does this a lot and even teaches San Yung the proper form in the anime.
* OdangoHair: Her hair buns are more conical than spherical, but they still count. Especially fitting since her country is based on China.
* {{Ojou}}: She's an actual princess, definitely the bratty type.
* PowerStrainBlackout: Not necessarily an inherent risk of her powers--opening a Road ''and'' recklessly casting giant drawings does it, though.
* RoyalBrat: She wants to become Pillar solely so she can turn Cephiro into a land of desserts and candy. When she's informed that other nations are out to become the Pillar, she throws a tantrum since she believes she's the only one entitled to the position, simply because of her belief that as the Princess of Fahren, she's invincible.
* RoyalWe: She refers to herself this way in the English translation.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: In the anime, she says that she'll allow Fuu to leave if she wins an archery contest. When Fuu wins, Aska changes the conditions to fighting an army of ninja. When Fuu defeats ''them''....
* SummonMagic: She's able to bring paper drawings to life.
* {{Tsundere}}: To San Yung.

!!San Yung
-> Voiced by: Creator/SatomiKoorogi (Japanese), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (English)
One of Aska's two retainers. San Yung is a child too, but unlike Aska he is very conscientious of his studies, cautious about confronting their adversaries, and actually paid attention to the things they were taught about the other countries before their invasion. He and Aska are also quite clearly attracted to each other in a puppy-love way.

Tropes associated with San Yung:
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: He's the same age as Aska, but he's one of her closest advisers and seems to be a pretty smart cookie.
* BeleagueredAssistant: This is inevitable when you're working for Princess Aska. He's subject to her tantrums and is horribly embarrassed when she uses him as a subject for a summoned giant. He also has to be responsible for knowing all the things Aska ''would'' know herself, if she paid any attention to her studies.
* BlackBeadEyes: Notably the only character to have these.
* BlushSticker: Most of the time. It becomes a LuminescentBlush when Aska creates Great San Yung.
* NiceHat: A cute little round cap with a tassel.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Becomes Ssanyun in the Dark Horse version.
* SubordinateExcuse: He has a crush on Aska.

!!Chang Ang
-> Voiced by: Kouhei Miyauchi (episodes 26-31)/Takkou Ishimori (episode 31+) (Japanese), Milton James (English)
Aska's regent, but it seems to be a meaningless title given that she's doing whatever she wants anyway. His main role is to vehemently protest anytime Aska does something rash, like casting high-level spells, or lamenting the fact that she didn't bother learning a thing about the dangers they're likely to encounter in Cephiro.

* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Technically he's Aska's regent, but he's completely unable to control her.
* BigOlEyebrows: They completely obscure his eyes until he frantically tries to talk Aska out of using her puppet-string spell.
* OldRetainer: To Fahren's royal family. His exact relation to Aska is unclear.
* TeamDad: For both Aska and San Yung, being the only one there of adult age who's actually going to offer an opinion on what they're doing.
* SoProudOfYou: In the anime. After Aska decides she shouldn't become the Pillar, he pats her head and says that he knew she would realize she needed to stop. He also doesn't protest her use of the summon magic to protect Cephiro.
* WizardBeard: He has an extremely long beard, although he doesn't have any apparent magic powers.


-> Voiced by: Creator/YuriAmano (Japanese), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (English, TV series), Debbie Rabbai (English, OVA)

A sorceress who is in love with Zagato. She was taught by Clef himself, but she is utterly devoted to Zagato and willing to follow any order he gives. She is the first enemy that the Magic Knights face.


* AdaptationalHeroism: In the OVA where not only is her villainous schemes are all for the welfare of Cephiro but she even is loyal to Princess Emeraude.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Her leotard is extremely low-cut.
* AnIcePerson: Her brand of magic.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica compared to [[spoiler: Emeraude]]'s Betty.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Season 2 of the anime.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:In Season 2 of the anime, she's been shattered due to her battles, Zagato's rejection, and her brainwsshing by Debonair, leaving her weak and arguably insane. She's pitied more than reviled by the other characters, and ''especially'' during her death scene.]]
* CharacterExaggeration: She's even nastier in the anime. Not only does she laugh at the Magic Knights while trying to kill them, she tricks Ascot into giving one of his beloved creatures a DeadlyUpgrade and freezes Ascot himself solid when he tries to do something about it.
* CombatPragmatist: She knows she isn't powerful enough to defeat Clef, so she summons monsters to keep him busy while she goes after her real target, the Magic Knights.
* DeceptiveDisciple: To Clef.
* DespairEventHorizon: More evident in the anime [[spoiler:because she's alive longer. Realizing that Zagato will never love her and that he's in love with Emeraude sent her over the edge. His ''death'' doesn't affect her quite as much because she deludes herself into believing that Lantis is the same person]].
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:When captured by the Cephireans in the second season, the poor woman is seen vacant and despondent to almost anything. Lantis is the only one who can make her react, and that's just because she thinks he is Zagato.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: She addresses Clef as "dear teacher" and the Magic Knights with mock affection.
* FemmeFatalons: Sports them, although not for use in battle.
* KickTheDog: She proposes a VillainTeamUp with Ascot in Episode 9 of the anime, but tricks him into killing his own creature, laughs at his protests, and then hits him with a freezing spell.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In the manga, she is mortally wounded after her second encounter with the Magic Knights, and Zagato lets her die. In the second season of the anime, Debonair erases her from existence after Alcyone spills the beans on her.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: It also apparently magnifies LoveMakesYouCrazy, even wanting to MurderTheHypotenuse in the anime.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:In the anime. She's killed directly after telling the Magic Knights about Debonair's existence.]]
* ShouldersOfDoom: She sports an elaborate pair of very wide pauldrons.
* ShowgirlSkirt: Wears this over her LeotardOfPower.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Subverted. She survives the beating she took from the Magic Knights and hangs around for the rest of S1, only to be killed by Debonair in Season 2.]]
* StarterVillain: Subverted. She's the first person the Magic Knights face, but she's ''way'' too powerful for them to handle because (according to Fuu) they don't have enough "experience points."
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Really... not subtle.
* {{Yandere}}: Over Zagato.
* YouHaveFailedMe: After failing to kill the Magic Knights twice, Zagato abandons her to her wounds. [[spoiler:These are immediately fatal in the manga. In the anime, she survives them and has an emotional breakdown instead.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: With boots.

-> Voiced by: Creator/MinamiTakayama (Japanese), Creator/MonaMarshall (English)

One of Zagato's servants. Ascot is a young boy, and a Palu--a monster summoner. He's arrogant and self-centered, dismissive of Alcyone and mocking the Magic Knights. Zagato sends him to the underwater shrine that houses Seles, the first of the Mashin. Despite his brattiness, he does care about the monsters he summons.


* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Well, he would be adorable if he wasn't such a pill.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Towards [[spoiler:Umi]] in the second half.
* TheBeastmaster: Summons and directs monsters in battle.
* BlindingBangs: Most of the time his eyes are obscured by his hair. Less blinding in Part 2.
* BrattyHalfPint: He's very dismissive of Alcyone's failure and mocks Hikaru and Fuu for falling to his monsters so easily.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Before his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Just because he has fearsome beasts as friends doesn't make him nor them evil.]]
* DefectingForLove: [[spoiler:His feelings for Umi play a big part in getting him to perform a HeelFaceTurn. This works so well that by the second manga, he aged up because he developed a staggeringly obvious crush on her.]]
* FluffyTamer: He considers the fearsome monsters he summons to be his friends, which makes it difficult to find a place to live.
* EasilyForgiven: Especially in the anime, [[spoiler:when he actually kills Presea. The girls seem to treat him as a child who's been manipulated and misled more than anything else, though, since he shows genuine care for his creatures and (in the anime) Caldina.]]
* HeIsAllGrownUp: Ascot is a little boy in the first part of the series, but [[spoiler:when the Knights return to Cephiro in the second part, he's a handsome teenager tall enough to tower over the girls (even more with his NiceHat). Caldina says he "grew up" out of love for Umi, but he denies it.]]
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:His feelings for Umi lead him to try and help Cephiro.]]
* MoralMyopia: He sends his monsters to kill the Magic Knights--repeatedly in the anime. Then he gets upset and calls ''them'' murderers when the Knights kill his monsters in legitimate self-defense. And for his revenge he calls more monsters, which also get killed. [[spoiler:Umi sets him straight.]]
* NeverMyFault: Implied; he explains to Umi and the other girls that he works for Zagato because everyone else rejects him and his monsters and accuses them of causing trouble. When Umi asks if they ''do'' cause trouble, Ascot responds that they only do so when he explicitly ''tells'' them do.
* NiceHat: A big floppy beret-like number.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: [[spoiler:Physically ages himself up between the first and second halves of the story out of his feelings for Umi.]]
* SummonMagic: For which he has the title of Palu.
* TakingTheBullet: Intercepts an attack [[spoiler:for the Magic Knights when Caldina is fighting them in the anime]]. Since it wasn't lethal and hit his hover platform, he's okay. [[spoiler:In the Saturn game it ''is'' lethal and Caldina is horrified at what she's done.]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/YukoNagashima (Japanese), Lenore Zann (English)

One of the assassins sent by Zagato to kill the Magic Knights. Caldina is a self-possessed dancer from a foreign land, and is far less concerned with Zagato's motivations than getting paid for her work.


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Turns out to be the skintone of Chizetans.
* CoolBigSis: Particularly to Ascot in the anime. [[spoiler:She takes this role towards the Magic Knights in the second half]].
* DanceBattler: Partly this. She's not so much using dance moves as strikes as she is hypnosis.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Like Tarta and Tatra, though her hair is more pink than red. This seems to be a racial trait of people from Chizeta.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:She decides that Fuu and her friends are pretty cool, so she leaves them alone after Fuu breaks her enchantments. But she returns to help Cephiro in the second half.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: [[InvokedTrope Deliberately]] in the anime.
* TheGambler: Ferio tricks her this way in th anime. He stays up all night playing cards with her--she wins, but it lets the Magic Knights slip through her fingers.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Lafarga.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: A trait of Chizetans. Umi [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it in the anime by asking how Cephiro and Japan could have produced the exact same dialects independent of each other.
* MasterOfIllusion: Her favorite tactic is to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy hypnotize her targets]] and have them kill each other.
* OfficialCouple: With Lafarga, in the anime. It's [[ShipTease hinted at]] in the manga, but not explicit.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Really the only reason she's fighting the Magic Knights at all.
* ProudBeauty: She's very proud of her "hot bod."
* PunchClockVillain: She's in it for the money, and [[spoiler:quite happy to leave the Magic Knights alone when Fuu defeats her, since she was only obligated to ''try'' and stop them]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Umi/Ascot fangirl.
* SquishyWizard: Not very tough in the games, very archetypal mage character.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit gets ''more'' revealing after [[spoiler:she joins the good guys.]]
* WomanInBlack: In the first half. [[spoiler: Becomes a WomanInWhite as per her HeelFaceTurn in Part 2.]]

-> Voiced by: RyotaroOkiayu (Japanese), Creator/TerrenceStone (English)

Innouva is Zagato's number two. Rather than going out to fight the Magic Knights himself, he usually stays by Zagato's side and coordinates the EvilMinions, telling them where to go or to piss off as needed. Like Alcyone, he is fanatically loyal to Zagato and disregards the fate of Cephiro in favor of serving him. The reasons for this only become clear after Zagato's other servants fail to bring down the Magic Knights.

He appears only in the anime and the Sega Saturn game.


* AchillesHeel: The gem on his forehead. [[spoiler:He dies when Hikaru breaks it.]]
* CanonForeigner: He was created for the anime and gets a significant role.
* CharacterExaggeration: Although he's rather cutting and contemptuous towards Zagato's other minions, the Sega Saturn adaptation turns him into an enforcer of YouHaveFailedMe, and he's the one directly responsible for Lafarga being BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* TheDragon: He is Zagato's right-hand man and called "Vice Commander."
* ElementalShapeshifter: [[spoiler:He appears to be the ElementalEmbodiment of lightning in his true form.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He dies, but is happy that he was able to serve Zagato.]]
* IOweYouMyLife: It's implied that Innouva was [[FantasticRacism not regarded too highly in Cephiro]] as a result of [[spoiler: his true form]]. Zagato giving him some measure of dignity and self worth is what motivated Innouva to serve him in the first place.
* ManInWhite: Of the villainous and unsettling variety. [[spoiler: His fur is also white.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: He threatens to kill Ferio unless Fuu promises to abandon her quest to become a Magic Knight. Fuu, being TheSpock, reasons that it would be immoral, considering what her friends and Ferio himself have gone through. Her refusal proves her heart to Windam, who swiftly dispatches Inouva.
* PointyEars: An indicator [[spoiler:that he is not really human]].
* SleepModeSize: [[spoiler:He's a CanisMajor in his normal mode, purposedly took the form of a {{bishonen}} to serve Zagato better and only stops doing so for his last battle.]]
* SubordinateExcuse: His devotion to Zagato borders on this. [[spoiler:The fact that he's a canine creature might have something to do with it, too.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots: His opinion of Zagato's other servants is pretty low. And his diary entries in the Saturn game complain about how incompetent they are.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He takes the appearance of a young woman in Episode 15. [[spoiler:Also, he's not really human.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler: Guess who's the only member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad the Magic Knights actually kill?]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He's firmly in Zagato's camp. [[spoiler:Later it turns out that he's not as evil as he seems - it was less out of pure evil and more out of MyMasterRightOrWrong.]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/MikiIto (Japanese), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (English)
Nova is a mysterious person who appears alongside Debonair and is obsessed with Hikaru. She proclaims hatred of everything Hikaru loves and possesses a Mashin called Regalia, which is just as powerful as the Magic Knights'. Who she is and why she's so fixated on Hikaru is unclear, but she is extremely dangerous.

* CanonForeigner: Anime-only.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She wants Hikaru ''all to herself'' and won't hesitate to kill her friends in order to eliminate competition.
* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler:She is Hikaru's despair and anguish in physical form.]]
* EvilDoppelganger: Her resemblance to Hikaru is noted early on.
* {{Expy}}: Of Iczer-2, from ''[[Anime/{{Iczer}} Fight! Iczer-One]]'', another anime directed by Toshiki Hirano.
* FormFittingWardrobe: A black catsuit with some armor pieces.
* LaserBlade: She wields a pair as her weapon of choice.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:She attacks Hikaru while Hikaru is in a trance, repairing the Escudo sword.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: She wants to kill Hikaru's friends in order to eliminate competition.
* PlayingWithFire: She uses fire-elemental spells like Hikaru.
* PointyEars
* PsychoLesbian: She is constantly proclaiming her love for Hikaru and calls her cute. Then she says Hikaru's blood is ''especially'' cute.
* PsychopathicWomanchild: She characterizes her attempts to murder Hikaru as "playing."
* RapunzelHair: If it wasn't fluffed up, it would trail on the ground.
* ReverseShrapnel: One of her magic spells.
* ShouldersOfDoom: She has very wide pauldrons.
* StalkerWithACrush: "I'm right beside you!"
* SwordBeam
* {{Yandere}}: She loves Hikaru and hates everything Hikaru loves because it keeps Hikaru from loving her and only her.

-> Voiced by: Atsuko Takahata (Japanese), Melodee Speevack (English)
Debonair first appears in Hikaru's nightmares as a tall, mysterious being. She claims to be "right beside" Cephiro and that the people wished for her, but she wishes to destroy the world and bring despair to everyone in it. She is also Nova's mother.

* AbusiveMom: [[spoiler:She adopted Nova and calls her daughter, but not only does she make Nova part of her plans (which seriously fucks up the girl more than she already is), abandons her late in the story.]]
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Claims that she will never truly die [[spoiler:because she came from the fears of Cephiro's people. A reasonable assumption until Hikaru decides to reshape the Pillar System.]]
* BigBad: Of season two in the anime.
* {{Brainwashing}}: What she does to [[spoiler: Alcyone]]
* CanonForeigner: She only appears in the anime. In the manga, Cephiro is crumbling away quite capably on its own.
* DarkIsEvil: She wears all black and her skin is of a bluish tint--other subvert this trope, but not Debonair.
* EvilCounterpart: She is essentially the anti-Pillar, a being that erodes the world rather than upholding it.
* EvilLaugh: All the time.
* FemmeFatalons: Good grief, they're about a foot long.
* TheHeartless: [[spoiler:She was born from the fear and despair in Cephiro's inhabitants.]]
* HopeCrusher: She's not just out for the physical world. She wants to utterly destroy any hope that the people of Cephiro have of salvation.
* LargeHam/ EvilIsHammy: Oh hell yeah! Those evil laughter of hers devours the scene a lot.
* NietzscheWannabe: Her goal is simply the complete destruction of Cephiro.
* NightmareFace: Usually, she looks collected in a sinister way. But when she's excited or stymied, the serene look is replaced by something mad and disturbing.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: For much of season 2 she lurks in her own castle (which is an EvilCounterpart to Cephiro's castle) and occasionally sends out Nova, though it's not clear what sort of reality her castle exists ''in''. However, she does possess Alcyone and infiltrates Cephiro's castle at one point in an attempt to steal the Mark of the Pillar.
* OutsideContextVillain: Clef et al are primarily concerned with the invasion from the other countries. They don't even realize that Debonair is out there until [[spoiler: Alcyone]] tells them.

! Walking Spoilers
!!Princess Emeraude
-> Voiced by: Creator/MegumiOgata (Japanese), Creator/WendeeLee (English)

Emeraude is the Pillar of Cephiro. Her will and heart are the strongest in the land, and she is tasked with praying to keep the world peaceful and free of invaders. If she can't devote herself fully to her prayers, monsters and natural disasters spring up. This is exactly what happens when Zagato abducts her, and she summons the Magic Knights from another world to save Cephiro.

Except that last sentence isn't quite true. What actually happened was that Emeraude fell in love with Zagato, dividing her heart and compromising her duty. She entered the Water Dungeon in an effort to forget about him, but when this failed she summoned the Magic Knights to kill her before she could harm Cephiro any further. Zagato joined her there to try and dissuade her and to protect her from them.

* BarrierMaiden: As the Pillar. She prevents both internal strife and shields Cephiro from its expansionist neighbors.
* BettyAndVeronica: She's the Betty to Alcyone's Veronica towards Zagato.
* BrokenBird: As far as the audience knows, she's been imprisoned and forced to watch as Zagato not only lets the country fall to ruin, but repeatedly tries to kill the people she summoned to save it. Actually, it's because she's so torn between her love for Cephiro and Zagato that she sees ''her own death'' as the only solution, and heavily blames herself for the state both her land and her beloved are in.
* DiedHappilyEverAfter: At the end of season 1, she is finally with Zagato, happily forever and ever.
* DistressedDamsel: Subverted. She entered the dungeon she's "imprisoned" in by herself. Zagato is there because of his love for her; they spend most of their time trying to persuade the other to stop what they're doing.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Emeraude's position is the protector of Cephiro, but she's called a princess anyway. Except that being the Pillar completely ''sucks'' in the end.
** PrincessesRule
* EvilMeScaresMe: She's terrified of what she'll become if she gives in to her feelings for Zagato--for very good reason, as it turns out.
* FatalFlaw: Her tendency to take on burdens alone doesn't do favors for anyone. Mokona states that she could have ended the Pillar system herself, but she didn't quite believe in Cephiro's people to let them understand her burden.
* GoOutWithASmile: Exaggerated. Upon dying, she is joyful, because her death prevents her from destroying Cephiro and allows her to be with Zagato.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A blonde-haired princess who looks childlike and delicate, in need of rescue and upholding Cephiro with the strength of her pure, selfless prayers. Until she falls in love with Zagato. She's still kind and gentle, but is horribly torn between her desires and her duty.
* HealingHands: Seems to be one of her powers as the Pillar. She is seen using it on Zagato's injured arm in the anime.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: The Pillar cannot harm herself, nor can anyone in Cephiro. Thus, she summons the Magic Knights so they'll kill her, allow Cephiro to have a new pillar, ''and'' be with Zagato after his death.
* LadyAndKnight: With Zagato.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Poor Emeraude ''loses'' it when Zagato dies despite all of her efforts, this giving birth to her BrokenBird-like SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* OlderAlterEgo: Subverted. She has the form of an adult woman after Zagato is killed- but adulthood is Emeraude's ''true'' form, and the child form was a disguise based on how she looked like when she ascended to Pillarhood.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Looks like a pre-teen girl despite being already an adult, and possibly nearly as old as Clef to boot.
* OneWingedAngel: When Zagato is killed, she takes the form of an adult woman (or better said, makes herself grow to the physical age she ''would'' have had if she wasn't the Pillar) and creates a Mashin of her own.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Zagato dies, she '''loses''' it.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Zagato. The fact that she earnestly loved someone else (and not Cephiro) for even a fleeting moment meant that Cephiro will fall into ruin, no matter what she thought or felt about it. They do get to stay TogetherInDeath.
* StepfordSmiler: Ferio mentions that when they were growing up, he never saw her give a genuinely happy smile; though she'd often appear to be smiling, her eyes were always sad.
* SuicideByCop: [[InvokedTrope This is the real reason why she summoned the Magic Knights.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: When the Magic Knights go to "free" her, she's already transformed into her OneWingedAngel form. They are rather horrified to learn the truth from Esmeraude herself.
* TenderTears: She's weeping in most of her appearances thanks to her screwed-up destiny.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She tells the Magic Knights that it's within her power to destroy Cephiro. After spending the whole manga uselessly pleading with Zagato to stop his destructive and self-destructive course, seeing him die by the people she'd summoned to kill ''her'', it's no wonder she's been crying the whole time.

-> Voiced by: Creator/EmiShinohara (Japanese), Mari Devon (English)

Sierra appears in the second season of the anime. She is Presea's twin sister, and in addition to appearance shares her skill in smithing. She poses as her sister at Clef's request, making up a story that Presea was revived with Emeraude's last wish so that the girls and Ascot aren't shattered any more than they already are. Although she is genuinely fond of them, the prolonged masquerade takes a toll on her.

* AngstySurvivingTwin: She's still mourning her sister while pretending to ''be'' her and unable to let any hint of her true identity slip. It gets worse when she realizes that she's fallen in love with Clef, just like Presea.
* BackupTwin: She takes Presea's place (and identity) as blacksmith and CoolBigSis for the Magic Knights.
* BecomingTheMask: She's not happy about this, especially when she realizes that she's in love with Clef just like Presea was.
* TheBlacksmith: An excellent one, although not quite as good as her sister. She can repair Escudo weapons, but she can't forge them herself.
* BrokenBird: Having to take her twin sister's place in every sense is not the best for her self-esteem.
* CanonForeigner: Since Presea was dead in the anime but alive in the manga, there was quite the case of SchrodingersCast.
* CoolBigSis: To the Magic Knights, like her sister.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: One on her right breast. The only difference between Presea and her.
* MissFixit: She is able to fix just about any weapon, even those made from Escudo.
* TheUnreveal: The girls never find out who she really is.
* WrenchWench: Presea creates weapons, Sierra mantains and repairs them.

-> Voiced by: Creator/YuriShiratori (All versions)
A small animal entrusted to the Magic Knights by Presea. He serves as a guide to them on their journey, as well as a supplier and a communication channel to Clef. It's unclear what he is, but Clef calls him a "sacred creature" of Cephiro.

In the manga, [[TheReveal he eventually reveals]] himself to be the Creator of Cephiro, Earth, and the other nations trying to seize Cephiro. He created the Pillar System after his disappointment with the mess that became of Earth, but Hikaru convinces him that there's [[TakeAThirdOption a middle path]] between chaos and putting it all on one person's shoulders.

In the anime, he reveals himself to be... nothing at all. He's just a big marshmallow with a knack for breaking the Law of Conservation of Mass.

* AuthorAvatar: For Mokona, one of CLAMP's authors.
* '''{{Badass}}''': Took Lantis's sword blows and blocked them with a barrier like they were nothing, sucked up two giant mechs into his mouth like he was eating popcorn, caused Earth to literally stop in a time-frozen mode, created many planets including Earth and Cephiro, and later Clamp series even implies he created other dimensions and universes (including said Clamp series)...{{Badass}} indeed.
* BagOfHolding: Kind of. He can conjure anything from his forehead jewel, from a well-furnished tent to a flying platform to food. Which makes a lot of sense in the manga when it's revealed that he created ''everything''.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The girls speculate about the substance of his body and in a bonus comic, find out that he doesn't eat anything.
* ButNowIMustGo: At the end of the manga.
* CatSmile: His permanent facial expression.
* EyesAlwaysShut: If he has eyes.
* GodWasMyCoPilot: In the manga, Mokona is revealed to be the [[{{God}} Creator]] of Cephiro, Earth, and the Three Countries.
* KingOfAllCosmos: Again, manga version only. He's immensely powerful but makes a hobby of wrecking people's offices, pissing off Umi, and shipping the Magic Knights.
* NonHumanSidekick: Although what species you could call him is unclear.
* OutsourcingFate: Emeraude's case made him dissatisfied with the system he'd created and allows Hikaru to change it when she becomes the Pillar.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He sprouts angelic-looking wings when he reveals his true identity.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Hikaru and Fuu are delighted with him. (Umi not so much.)
* SeriesMascot: He is basically a fuzzy egg with stubby limbs.
* ShipperOnDeck: He makes sure to pair Umi with Ascot, Fuu with Ferio, and Hikaru with Lantis on the scouting trip in the second half.
* TeamPet: He is a useful one, though.
* {{Troll}}: He really enjoys bothering people with a HairTriggerTemper. Presea and Umi are his favorite targets.
* TheUnintelligible: All he ever says is "Puu!" (Fortunately, Hikaru seems able to understand him.)

-> Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (Japanese), Creator/LexLang (English)

The villain of part one. Zagato abducted Princess Emeraude, stopping her prayers for Cephiro and plunging the land into chaos. Although he keeps her locked in the Water Dungeon and sends out his servants to stop the Magic Knights, he doesn't seem to have any interest in actually ruling.

This is because he didn't kidnap Emeraude at all--he's deeply in love with her and is trying to prevent her SuicideByCop by killing the Magic Knights before they get there. Ultimately, all of his efforts fail and he dies in battle against them.

* AntiVillain: But he only hints at a motivation other than ForTheEvulz when the Magic Knights actually fight him, making oblique statements about the Pillar System. They don't get the whole story until they meet Emeraude herself.
* BigBad: Of the first half.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Subverted. The High Priest's job was to safeguard the Pillar and her prayers, and he is actually still trying to protect her!
* BodyguardCrush: On Emeraude, who loved him back.
* EvilSorceror: His magical power rivals Clef; none of the warriors from Cephiro who tried to stop him survived the encounter.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Creator/JurotaKosugi and Creator/LexLang give him this kind of voice.
* GoodAllAlong: Not ''good'', per se, as he did many evil things (starting with attempting to murder three schoolgirls). But he was hardly the EvilOverlord that he was made out to be and he's a much more sympathetic figure after TheReveal.
* GoOutWithASmile: Downplayed. In the anime, he smiled serenely while saying his LastRequest as the Magic Knights' combined attack annihilated him and his mashin.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Emeraude. Subverted in that Emeraude was disguising herself as a child (probably to avoid tempting and being tempted)- in her true adult form, she is almost his same height.
* HumongousMecha: He creates his own Mashin for the battle with the Magic Knights.
* LadyAndKnight: With Princess Emeraude.
* LackOfEmpathy: He doesn't even look at Alcyone when she clings to him, dying of her wounds -- and even allows her to die in the manga. And he professes not to care about the fate of Cephiro. He only cares about Emeraude and her happiness.
* LastRequest: Just one sentence. "Emeraude... be free."
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: His hair is the same length as his height.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: In terms what he ''actually'' wanted, subverted heavily, though his actions to achieve said goal hurt and kill many.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's aware of Alcyone's affections and uses them to his advantage, and gains Ascot's support by saying that he'll be able to live with his monsters in peace.
* ObviouslyEvil: A sorcerer in black robes, with ShouldersOfDoom, who sends out minions to kill a trio of young girls and abandons them when they fail. [[SubvertedTrope It's very easy for the girls to assume that he's a garden-variety RPG villain]].
* OnlySaneMan: He was the only one who questioned the Pillar System enough to try and do something about it.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He doesn't go anywhere, instead sending out his lieutenants, and the Magic Knights eventually come to him.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: He tells Emeraude that he loves her in the final episodes of season 1, but the viewers don't get to hear it--though Alcyone does.
* TeleportSpam: He ambushes Lafarga this way.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Even before he turned into the BigBad, Zagato still disagreed ''heavily'' with the whole Pillar system, therefore he wanted to tear it down to save his beloved Emeraude from pretty much commiting assisted suicide.
* WouldHurtAChild: He acknowledges that the Magic Knights are children, but doesn't hesitate to send his servants to kill them.