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Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa (games), Masaya Onosaka (anime), Robert Tinkler (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"I'll find the secret of the stones!"
A 21-year-old pilot hailing from Londo, and the main protagonist of the series. Edward is the scion of the prestigious Falcon family, and an adventurer that travels the world in his beloved Hockenheim biplane — searching for the Power Stones revealed in an ancient family legend. Brave, determined, and with a strong sense of justice, he specialises in boxing and vanquishes evil with his sharp moves and explosive punches.
In the sequel, Falcon is in the middle of a transatlantic flight back to Londo in the Hockenheim, when he gets caught in the middle of an enormous thunderstorm and loses control — when before him, an enormous floating castle appears. After making an emergency crash-landing inside it, Falcon realises that this is "the ancient mysterious castle" said by his father to appear every once in a while, and eagerly sets out to explore it.
- Ace Pilot: He's a very skilled pilot and adventurer who travels the World in his beloved antique biplane, the Hockenheim.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Edward follows in the footsteps of his elderly father Pride — who later becomes playable as a hidden character in the sequel — as a world-travelling adventurer and archaeologist.
- And the Adventure Continues: He finds the Power Stone on Avalon Island, only to accidentally drop it as his father flies the two of them out of the collapsing ruins.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Gets this both ways in the anime adaptation. On the giving end, he has an unrequited crush on Rouge, and on the receiving end, is oblivious to Ayame being in love with him.
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: It doesn't get much cooler than someone named Edward Falcon.
- Blood Knight: A heroic take on the trope. Edward is a very polite and amicable gentleman for the most part, but he also very much enjoys a good challenge and battling against strong opponents whenever he can.
- Boxing Battler /Good Old Fisticuffs: Fights predominantly using boxing techniques, though he does effectively use kicks as well.
- Broken Pedestal: Towards Valgas in the anime. Falcon initially starts out admiring him as a great wrestling hero, but soon drops it when he finds out what he's really like.
- Cool Plane: As seen in his cinematics, he owns and flies an antique biplane named the Hockenheim. It's a frequently-seen motif to do with the series, that fits in well with the whole basis of adventuring and treasure-hunting.
- Double Jump: Fittingly for a pilot, he's one of only a few characters capable of pulling these off.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Only puts his goggles on when he's flying.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's got blonde hair, is amicable if somewhat confident, and is the main hero of the series.
- The Hero: He's the main character of both the games and the anime.
- Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball: The Soccer Ball, his unlockable item. Activated by kicking it, the ball homes in on the nearest opponent and does multiple hits, bouncing off walls if it touches them. It's also mentioned in the Item Boom that the sport it comes from is very popular in Londo.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Falcon's designed around this, being quite strong but still quite quick.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His characterization in the anime. Whilst he does start out as a Spoiled Brat, but over time, he mellows out into a still-cocky but well-meaning individual.
- London Town: Londo, his stage in the original game. It's set in a classic English-style fountain square outside a pub that overlooks the River Thames — complete with a clock tower, nearby Fish & Chip shop, and Victorian-style lampposts.
- Macross Missile Massacre: His Power Explosion Power Fusion involves launching a whole swarm of giant homing missiles at the nearest opponent.
- Nose Art: Both the rockets on Falcon's back and the homing missiles he fires in his Power Change form have grinning shark faces painted on them — giving them a resemblance to the similar art◊ used on World War 2-era American fighter planes.
- Playing with Fire: In his Power Change mode, although he effectively utilises explosives as well.
- Powered Armor: His Power Change form, the Red Whirlwind, bears resemblance to a Diesel Punk version of this — an aerodynamic armored form with numerous smokestacks and a shark face-clad rocket pack to fly with.
- Ramming Always Works: His Power Hurricane Power Fusion, which involves him shrouding himself in fire and boosting into the air in a pillar of flame, much like Ken's Shinryuken Super Art.
- Although he loses the move in Power Stone 2 — it goes to his father Pride instead — he gains the Power Rocket in return, which is similar, but causes him to charge whilst homing in on the nearest opponent.
- The Red Baron: The Red Whirlwind.
- Red Is Heroic: Fittingly for a heroic ace pilot, he wears red flying overalls.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Falcon has this going on with Ryoma in the anime, where he's the red — being a Hot-Blooded Jerk with a Heart of Gold, while the latter is a comically-serious stoic.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a white flying scarf that he often wears loose.
- Shout-Out: Michelle Heart can be seen in a nose art-style illustration on the back of his flying jacket, and painted onto the side of his biplane. His Power Change form is also quite reminiscent of Marvel Comics' Iron Man.
- Spinning Piledriver: Falcon's mid-air throw in the first game involves him performing a spinning Izuna Drop.
- Spoiled Brat: Falcon starts off this way in the anime adaptation, but becomes more humbled over time as he makes the journey for the Power Stones — eventually mellowing out into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Can fire homing missiles as part of his Red Whirlwind Power Change. Taken Up to Eleven with his Power Explosion Power Fusion, which involves him launching an entire volley of giant homing missiles towards the nearest opponent(s).
- "Super Sentai" Stance: Falcon performs a quick one-man version of this pose when he transforms in the original game.
- To Be a Master: In the anime, Falcon wants to become the strongest fighter to emulate his hero Valgas. It turns out that is also Valgas's motivation — except he takes it even further to Social Darwinism levels, which Falcon is repulsed by.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: A younger, more Down Played example, but still evident in his mannerisms.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Much like fellow Capcom brawler Guile and his US Flag tattoos, he wears Union Flags on the shoulders of his jacket. In some depictions, such as in the anime and his cameo in Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium, they're replaced with St. Andrew's Crosses — implying he may have Scottish heritage in particular.
- Wrestler in All of Us: He uses a spinning Izuna Drop as a mid-air throw in the first game.
Voiced by: Hikari Tachibana (games), Tomoko Kawakami (anime), Stephanie Morgenstern (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"Kunoi — transform!"
A 16-year-old travelling entertainer from the city of Oedo. Ayame is the cheerful, lively and tomboyish star artiste of a travelling troupe, but is also secretly descended from a family of established ninjas — and is herself a master kunoichi who enjoys toying with her opponents with daring feats of acrobatic grace. Under the orders of their Lord, she and her clan are sent on a quest to pursue the legendary Power Stones.
In the sequel, after fooling their Lord with a fake Power Stone whilst she and her family kept the real one under the belief that it was too powerful for him — Ayame receives a letter from him whilst travelling with her troupe, requesting her to return. Realising that her master discovered that the stone she gave him was a fake, she decides to find another, real Power Stone to avoid being arrested — and after hearing that the mysterious floating castle has them, Ayame sets out there on a secret journey to attain one.
- Age Lift: In the tie-in anime, she's 14 years old — two years younger than she is in the games and manga, where she's 16.
- All Love Is Unrequited: In the anime adaptation, Ayame falls in love with Falcon over time — but to her dismay, he's oblivious to it and has a hopeless crush on Rouge instead.
- Animal Motifs: Her Power Change form resembles both a rabbit and a butterfly.
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologises to her opponent/partner when performing a combination attack.Ayame: Gomen ne! (I'm sorry!)
- Ass Kicks You: Some of her kick-based combos in the original game involve her leaping forward to strike enemies with her rear. She can also do it as part of her Cherry Blossom Dance Power Fusion.
- Badass Adorable: One of the youngest fighters and certainly among the cutest, but definitely capable of laying a beating. She even lampshades it with one of her potential lines as she transforms into Power Change mode —Ayame: Kawaii, no? (Cute, no?)
- Blade Spam: Ayame's main form of attack in her Power Change (Cherry Blossom Dancer) mode, from giant-sized Kunai and Shuriken. Most notorious is her Hundred Flower Bloom, which is near-impossible to dodge under most circumstances.
- Blush Sticker: Has an ever-present blush to her cheeks.
- Cherry Blossom Girl: Befitting for a kunoichi, cherry blossoms are a reoccurring motif with Ayame — her alternate form and several of her attacks are named after them, her thrown shurikens leave behind trails of petals, and when she uses the Cherry Blossom Hide, she teleports away in a pink flash of them.
- Dance Battler: Although she's a bit more subtle about it than Rouge, a clear dance influence can be seen in Ayame's attacks — especially in the first game, where she packs a variety of acrobatic breakdance-inspired kicks.
- Double Jump: Capable of performing these, as can be expected of her agility and skills as a kunoichi. In fact, she can use them to completely cheese the Pharaoh Walker boss in the second game by double-jumping up to its body and wall-jumping off that to reach its top — and then from there take control of its own laser-firing tail to shoot it through the head repeatedly.
- Everybody Laughs Ending: This happens in Ayame's ending in the first Power Stone — when she and her family successfully fool their lord into accepting a regular rock as a gift under the belief that it's a Power Stone, whilst they keep the real one safe.
- Flechette Storm: Ayame can summon and throw a series of Kunai throwing knives as part of her Hundred Flower Power in her Power Change form — she can also throw more of them at a time if you tap the button repeatedly during the attack.
- Floral Theme Naming: Her name means Iris in Japanese, and true to her Japanese(ish) heritage and her profession as a Ninja, she's also associated a lot with Cherry Blossoms.
- Fragile Speedster: Ayame is the fastest character in the original Power Stone and is roughly tied with Accel in Power Stone 2, but she's lacking in defence and has trouble throwing heavy objects.
- Friend to All Living Things: One of her introductions in both games involves her kneeling down with, talking to, and feeding a small group of songbirds from the palm of her hand. She is also shown to have two pet cats in her Power Stone ending, and is often accompanied by a small bat companion in the tie-in manga.
- Fuuma Shuriken: As if the Kunai weren't enough, she can also summon and throw volleys of these in her Cherry Blossom Dancer form, and wears one on her back. She can also use one — the Hana-Shuriken — as a screen-clearing special move in the Ayame's Shuriken Training VMU game.
- Genki Girl: Fittingly for her profession as an entertainer, she's a very energetic, excitable and cheerful young girl who goes into her battles with a smile, and enjoys using her agility to toy with her opponents.
- Hair Decorations: Her hairdo is held together by a gold-coloured headband and traditional Japanese hairpins.
- Killer Rabbit: Both figuratively and literally. Ayame is easy to underestimate due to her young age and fragility, but still very much capable of pummelling foes much larger than her. Literally becomes one in her Cherry Blossom Dancer form.
- Magical Flutist: She plays a flute as her taunt, in fitting with both her ninja and street performer identities.
- Ninja: Kunoichi, to be precise.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Debatable if she's this or actually a more accurate version of a ninja. Less debatable is her Power Charge, which involves her transforming into a brightly-colored rabbit-like form that can summon giant shuriken from thin air.
- Ninja Brat: She's only 16 years old, but already a highly-skilled ninja — in a similar vein to say, Yuffie Kisaragi or Ibuki.
- Ninja Log: Ayame's unlockable item, the Decoy Bomb, functions a lot like this. It's one of her ninja dolls that follows the player around if they touch it — and if they take a hit whilst it's active, they warp out of the way and an explosive decoy is left in their place as a counterattack.
- Parasol of Prettiness: Her other introduction involves her holding a traditional Japanese oil-paper umbrella, which she spins off to one side with her hands as she adapts a fighting stance.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Or rather, kicks. Her mid-air throw in the first game involves her rapidly curbstomping her foe in the air before spiking them downward with a Divekick.
- The Red Baron: The Cherry Blossom Dancer.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Ayame can definitely be described as this. On the one hand, she's a tough and highly-skilled kunoichi who evidently enjoys her battles — and on the other, she's often associated with flowers (especially cherry blossoms) and wears a bright pink bunny-like outfit in her Power Change form.
- She-Fu: Naturally for a Kunoichi and acrobat, Ayame's fighting style involves a lot of flips, somersaults, and other such gymnastic manoeuvres. They include a Double Jump, a cartwheel as her dash attack, rolling through an opponent's legs and onto her hands to horse-kick them, and her Cherry Blossom Dance Power Fusion — in which she quickly flips and swings all around her opponent to land several acrobatic throws, punches and kicks, before throwing them upward with a somersaulting kick and spearing them out of mid-air with several kunai.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Especially in her Power Change mode, where she predominantly attacks by throwing volleys of giant shuriken and kunai, as well as teleporting short distances to set up or dodge attacks.
- Street Performer: Masquerades as one with a travelling troupe in order to keep her ninja identity a secret.
- Third-Person Person: One of her possible lines in her introductions —Ayame: Ayame sanjo! (Ayame's here!)
- Trademark Favorite Food: In the tie-in manga, she's shown to be very fond of lollipops.
- V-Sign: Gives a playful one as part of one her win poses.
- Weapon of Choice: As a ninja, Ayame is often seen wielding Kunai and Shuriken. She hosts a VMU-exclusive mini-game in the original version that's based on it, where she has to throw them at as many attacking evil ninja as possible.
- Winged Humanoid: Although not literally like Mel or Galuda, the giant shuriken she carries on her back and the long ear-like things on her head in her Power Charge form give her a passing resemblance to a butterfly.
Voiced by: Sayaka Aida (games), Megumi Ogata (anime), Peter Oldring (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"Your strength doesn't come from your stomach!"
Wang-Tang is a 19-year-old master martial artist from the town of Tong-An. He follows his master's instructions for his final test — to attain the "legendary stones that shine like no other jewels in the world". Roaming the world in search of the Power Stones, and testing his skills along the way, Wang-Tang's optimistic, slightly dopey personality belies his deadly martial art skills.
In the sequel, as Wang-Tang is training alone in the mountains for an upcoming final trial set by his master, an enormous shadow appears in the sky — and to his surprise, a floating castle appears and beckons before him. Wondering whether this was the trial set by his master, Wang-Tang feels a sharp tension as he enters the castle, and vows to complete his training and become a true master.
- Age Lift: In the anime, he's aged down from 19 in the games to 16.
- Animal Motifs: In fitting with his background in Chinese-style martial arts, he's associated a lot with dragons.
- Big Eater: As shown in his transformed Victory Pose in Power Stone 2, where instead of taunting, he sits down and eats Chinese steamed buns — one in each hand, no less. It's also evident in some of his dialogue —Wang-Tang: Hara ni chikara ga haite ne zo! (Your strength doesn't come from your stomach!)Wang-Tang: Haraheppa! (I'm starving!)Wang-Tang: U~me! (I'm hungry!)
- Blow You Away: Wang-Tang's Ryuu Taifuu (Dragon Typhoon) Power Fusion from the first game works like this— allowing him to perform a powerful Tatsumaki-esque spinning kick on the spot that generates a large whirlwind where he is, sucking opponents in and dealing multiple hits if they get too close.
- Bruce Lee Clone: Although a more subtle example than most, a certain amount of influence from Bruce Lee can definitely be seen with Wang-Tang. Most notably — him hailing from the very Hong Kong-esque land of Tong-An, his Kiai as he attacks, the affinity for kicks and Chinese-style martial artistry, and him performing the classic one-inch punch as part of his throw.
- Calling Your Attacks: This comes with the territory when your Power Change is based on a Super Saiyan!
- Chef of Iron: His usual profession besides being a martial-artist is a chef. Although it does not show up so much in the games — especially when compared to Gourmand — it's much more evident in the anime and manga adaptations.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: He's voiced by women in both the games and the Japanese dub of the anime. Averted in the English dub.
- Expy: His Power Change form looks like a Super Saiyan from Dragon Ball. He even has similar attacks.
- Character-wise, he's a lot like Son Goku in particular — a dedicated and very powerful but somewhat-naïve martial artist with a massive appetite and a preference for ki-based abilities. He even shares the trait of having Cross-Dressing Voices!
- Fragile Speedster: Not quite as fast as say, Ayame, but has stronger defence to make up for it.
- Gratuitous English: Unlike the other characters, Wang-Tang tends to use more English words in his dialogue. Examples include "Lucky!"/"Okay!" when he gets an item, "YAHOO!" in one of his introductions, "Thank you!" when he's revived, and "Immortal!" when he wins.
- Hot-Blooded: He's especially shown to be this when he transforms, calling out to his opponents to fight and yelling the names of his attacks at the top of his lungs.Wang-Tang: Oya wa tsuyoi! (I'm stronger!)Wang-Tang: Makenai ze! (I won't lose!)Wang-Tang: Shobu da! (Let's fight!)
- Hurricane Kick: Wang-Tang's Ryuu Taifuu (Dragon Typhoon) Power Fusion is a literal example.
- Idiot Hero: While it's not to the point that by all rights he shouldn't be breathing, he does still think that the legendary treasure his master wanted was a pair of golden dentures.
- Kamehame Hadouken: Uses Kamehameha-like bursts of ki as his standard projectile move in his Power Change, can use a Spirit Bomb-like orb of the stuff for his Dairyuudama (Big Dragon Ball) Power Fusion, and uses a dragon-shaped vertical burst to finish off his Butenryuubu (Warrior Heaven's Dragon Dance).
- Ki Attacks: In his Power Change mode.
- Rapunzel Hair: Male example, as his ponytail goes right down his back.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of his throws in the first game involve him striking his opponent with a fast series of jabs, before knocking them backwards with a Bruce Lee-style one-inch punch.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He loves Chinese steamed buns.
- The Red Baron: The Agile Dragon.
- Secret Test of Character: Unbeknownst to him, the legendary treasure that his master has sent him out to find is his own power as martial-arts master.
- Wall Run: Wang-Tang does this as part of his wall attacks in both games — he quickly runs up it, backflips off after going up a short distance, and dive-kicks toward his opponent on the way down.
Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa (games), Ryōko Nagata (anime), Stacey DePass (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"I'll play with you... another time!"
Rouge is a 23-year-old wandering fortune teller from the Middle-Eastern land of Mahdad, who uses a free-flowing fighting style based predominantly around dance. She also has the uncanny ability to wield fire as naturally as her own arms and legs, making her both beautiful and deadly. Guided by her crystal ball, this mysterious and graceful young woman dances her way across the world as she searches for the Power Stones — hoping to use them to bring happiness to all the people of the world.
In the sequel, she gets involved in the events of the game when one day, her crystal ball cracks from sensing the presence of an enormous black shadow in the sky. Rouge receives an ominous feeling from the event — and more than anything, can't stand having her occupational tools broken — so she goes into deep meditation, and makes a wish upon the Power Stone to send her to the source of the shadow. When she comes to, Rouge finds herself within the mysterious Floating Castle she had previously only heard about in rumours, and senses an evil presence lurking in its depths.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Much like Falcon, she has this on both ends in the anime adaptation. On the giving end, she isn't really interested in Falcon's hopeless crush on her — but on the receiving end, she loves Ryoma, but he's unable to follow up on it due to his duty as a samurai coming first.
- "Arabian Nights" Days: Needless to say, her outfit and magic carpet are pretty much straight out of One Thousand And One Nights.
- Bare Your Midriff: Besides Ayame's Dummied Out textures, Rouge is the only female character in the series to have a midriff-baring outfit.
- Belly Dancer: She's even the trope picture.
- Boobs of Steel: She has the largest and most evident bust out of all the females in the series, and is undoubtedly one of its toughest fighters.
- Crystal Ball: According to her backstory, she uses one of these to see into the future — in fact, it getting damaged from the dark power coming from the Floating Castle is one of her motivations to fight in Power Stone 2, leading her to warp up to the power's source to put a stop to it herself.
- Dance Battler: Given that she's a Belly Dancer, her fighting style revolves predominantly around using various flowing, acrobatic dance-influenced moves to attack with.
- Dub Name Change: In the European versions of the games, she's known as the Searing Beauty.
- Energy Ball: A sun-like orb of flame hovers around Rouge when she's in her Power Change form — transforming into a giant stone head that shoots fireballs when she uses her Summon Giant Power Fusion, and being spiked into the ground to produce a huge explosion of flames around her with her Fiery Trap.
- Expy: Although it isn't immediately obvious, Rouge shares several of her moves with fellow Arabian dancer Pullum Purna, from the Street Fighter EX series — most notably, her Purim Kick (combo-ender with a kick) and Drill Purrus (pole attack).
- Foreign Fanservice: Hails from the evidently very Middle Eastern-inspired land of Mahdad.
- Fortune Teller: According to her backstory, she's quite an accomplished one.
- Fragile Speedster: Much like Wang Tang, she's one of these — albeit slightly slower and more powerful than the likes of Ayame and Accel thanks to her pyrokinetic abilities.
- Hair Decorations: Along with her headdress, her very long braided ponytail has one of these at the end of it. In the original artwork, it's a simple gold ring — but in the games themselves, it's heart-shaped.
- Magic Carpet: She sits on and drops down to the arena from one in one of her intros. She can also use it as part of her attacks when transformed in the first game, where she can swoop down on it from the air, or using it to keep the opponent trapped by spinning around them zoetrope-style in her Secret Heaven Power Fusion.
- Meaningful Name: Her name means Red in French, a colour often associated with fire and heat.
- Ms. Fanservice: Definitely! Slender frame, large breasts, Middle Eastern-style heritage and appearance, sensual voice and dance-based fighting style, a midriff-baring outfit that leaves little to the imagination — she's got it going on in all the right places. It even tells you right in her alias — "the Scorching Beauty".
Rouge: Ahh! How could you make such a wish?! Shame on you!
- This is Played for Laughs in her ending. When she's telling fortunes at her World's Fair exhibition in Paris, some of her customers make a wish to see her naked. The Power Stone proceeds to do just that, forcing Rouge to jump in front of the illusion in sheer embarrassment to cover it.
- Opera Gloves: Her gloves extend right up to her elbows.
- Peek-a-Bangs: One of her eyes is covered by her hair.
- Playing with Fire: She's associated with fire in both her forms, so of course her Power Charge predominantly involves using it to scorch opponents senseless — including breathing fire, adding it to her punches and kicks, and even summoning a giant stone head to launch fireballs at opponents with.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her long, braided ponytail extends well down to the backs of her knees.
- Stripperific: Rouge's Power Change form literally shows as much skin as they could possibly get away with given the rating. Just about all she wears in this form are transparent harem pants with a heart-shaped thong underneath, and gold pasties.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Her Fiery Trap Power Fusion in both games — where she increases her fire orb's size and spikes it straight into the ground, causing it to explode into flames that spread around her in a ring-shaped pattern.
- She-Fu: Her fighting style is almost entirely based around dance and acrobatics.
- She's Got Legs: Most definitely! They're especially visible through her transparent harem pants in her Power Change form.
- The Red Baron: The Scorching Beauty.
- True Blue Femininity: Interestingly for a fire-based character, her default outfit predominantly consists of cool blues and purples — bringing to mind both this trope, and the colour of a particularly intense flame.
- Underboobs: Her transformed appearance has concentric gold pasties covering her breasts, and nothing else. She also had this going on in one of her original designs, but it was left unused.
- Waistcoat of Style: Wears an Arabian-style sleeveless jacket as part of her belly-dancing attire.
Voiced by: Atsushi Tanaka (games), Mitsuo Iwata (anime), Edward Glen (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
""Are you standing in my way?"
A 19-year-old ronin from the small island nation of Mutsu. A swordfighting prodigy, Ryoma became disillusioned with life on his island when he ran out of strong opponents that could compete with him, and began longing to see the wide world with his own eyes — meeting and testing his skills against fighters of all styles along the way. With this — and having heard the news about many powerful fighters searching for the Power Stones — he got into his trusty rowing boat and began to travel the world, wanting to test himself by seeing how far he can go with only one sword.
In the sequel, it is revealed that Ryoma came across a legendary sword on his previous travels — the Tosa Arashi (土佐嵐), said to be stronger and sharper than any other. One night, whilst admiring the moonlight reflecting upon its blade, a strange light bounces off the sword's edge and shines onto the huge shadow of a floating castle that appeared in the clouds. Suddenly, Ryoma finds himself being lifted into the sky — quickly realising that his new sword is guiding him to a source of great evil. Intrigued by this, he resolves to use the opportunity to test his skill against both it and the stronger opponents he hopes to find there.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: According to his Power Stone 2 bio, his sword is said to be strong and sharp enough to "cut iron like tofu".
- And the Adventure Continues: He comes across a Power Stone in his ending, but since he was actually looking for strong opponents to fight on his journey rather than actively searching for it, he decides to destroy it to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With that, he reflects on his journey, stating that "the World is vast and infinite", and proceeds to embark on a new adventure.
- Animal Motifs: In his Power Change form, his armour takes a lot of cues from the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle.
- Ambiguously Brown: Although he is shown to be predominantly Japanese(ish), Ryoma's ethnicity is unclear due to his skin being noticeably browner than the rest of the cast. Justified, since he hails from one of the outlying islands rather than the mainland.
- Blade Spam: His Midare Zantou Power Fusion. When performing it, Ryoma floats in place and slashes all around him whilst surrounded by a golden aura, producing many glowing crescent-shaped beams that spread out around him and hit multiple times.
- Blood Knight: Another more heroic take on the trope than usual. Ryoma is definitely this just on the basis that he doesn't care at all about finding the legendary Power Stones — mostly for exploring the world beyond his island, but also for finding and challenging as many strong opponents as he can.
- Blow You Away: His Tenchi Ryoudan Power Fusion. With it, Ryoma spins through the air with his sword at incredible speed, slashing through and trapping anyone who comes into contact with them before slamming them into the ground to create a multi-hitting energy cyclone.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: If his original bio and ending are anything to go by, he's apparently capable of single-handedly rowing across entire oceans in his wooden rowing boat.
- Chaste Hero: In the anime, at least — where he has an evident crush on Rouge, but does not allow himself to follow it due to his profession and duty as a samurai coming above all else.
- The Comically Serious: In both adaptations, Ryoma fits this to a tee. He tries so hard to follow the code of the samurai to the letter, but he's still just as susceptible to the hi-jinx as everyone else.
- Cool Sword: His katana, the Tosa Arashi (土佐嵐).
- Dual Wielding: Actually averted, for the most part. Although he carries a second sword around with him, he only really uses it as part of his individual stronger attacks — leaving it sheathed at all times otherwise.
- Detect Evil: The sword he wields in Power Stone 2 has this ability — given that it senses the presence of the Floating Castle, and guides Ryoma to the evil lurking within for the purpose of destroying it.
- Expy: His Power Change form looks like the Silver Samurai, and the Japanese-named sword techniques used in his Power Change form — especially the Raijinken and Tenchi Ryoudan — are highly reminiscent of those of Zero.
- Empathic Weapon: Ryoma's Tosa Arashi (土佐嵐) katana is what guides him to the floating castle in the sequel — on the basis of there being both strong opponents to test his skills against, and a source of great evil lurking inside.
- Eyes Always Shut: Or one eye, at least.
- Glass Cannon: His sword attacks are powerful and have good range, but leave him open if they miss. He's also one of the weakest characters when it comes to throwing and using heavy items.
- Japanese Beetle Brothers: His Master Swordsman form's helmet has a long horn on it that gives him a passing resemblance to a Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle.
- Katanas Are Just Better: He constantly wields a classic samurai katana, making him one of only three characters in the original game — and one of six in Power Stone 2, along with Jack, Mel, Accel, Julia and Gourmand — to constantly wield a weapon. Interestingly, it appears to function like a Bastard Sword, given that he can swing it effectively with both one or two hands.
- Master Swordsman: It's even his official title.
- The Red Baron: The Master Swordsman.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Falcon's red in the anime. He's a comically-serious stoic, whilst Falcon's a Hot-Blooded Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- The Rival: He's this to Falcon for most of the anime adaptation.
- Ronin: In most depictions, he is a samurai, but has no evident master. Averted in the anime and the European version of his introduction, in which he does — and is accordingly tasked by his master to particularly focus on battling opponents who also have Power Stones whilst on his travels.
- Samurai: The classic "wandering swordsman" take on the archetype. Taken Up to Eleven with his Power Change mode, where he becomes fully clad in gleaming silver samurai armour with a colour scheme similar to that of the Japanese flag.
- Samurai Ponytail: In fitting with his profession, his hair is done up this way.
- Single-Stroke Battle: His Raizan attack in Power Change form. Ryoma stands still with his sword sheathed but at the ready for about a second — and then he draws and slashes forward at lightning speed to cause huge damage.
- Shock and Awe: In his Power Change form, Ryoma is capable of projecting powerful bursts of lightning from his sword.
- Wandering the Earth: Originally, he was a warrior from an island nation who soon ran out of worthy opponents who could compete with his skill — so he sets out on a journey in his trusty rowing boat, in order to explore the world and seek out more and tougher opponents to fight.
- Younger Than They Look: Although Ryoma looks more like he's in his mid-20s, he's actually only 19.
Voiced by: Yōsuke Akimoto (games), Kiyoyuki Yanada (anime), Damon D'Oliveira (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"Don't forget to pay me after you've lost!"
A 38-year-old miner from the town of Dawnvolta who relies on his solid brute strength and a fighting style of bar-brawling to get through. Although he's imposing, boisterous, and enjoys his beer, gambling, and treasure — he's also an easy-going father of five with a generous heart and nerves of steel. After hearing about the legendary Power Stones from a friend whilst working in the mines, Gunrock sets out on his own "get-rich-quick" quest to find them.
In the second game, Gunrock has been living peacefully, but eventually gets bored of his regular nights of gambling and booze-ups with his friends, and starts longing for adventure and treasure-hunting again. He regains his motivation after obtaining information about a mysterious floating castle said to contain an ultimate treasure that no one has ever seen — and when he sees the castle appear atop a nearby mountain, he builds his own enormous cannon and launches himself there to find it.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Dishing Out Dirt: In his Power Change form.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Golem: His Power Change form. It even looks very similar to the Golems from Dragon Quest.
- Mighty Glacier: The biggest and slowest character in both games, but definitely has the power and defence to make up for it.
- Mundane Utility: Uses the almighty Power Stone to cheat at cards, thus ensuring he never has to pay for drinks ever again.
- Nice Bandana
- The Gambler: His main loves outside of fighting are shown to include gambling (Especially card games) and booze-ups with his mates. He even hosts a slot machine game on the VMU-exclusive mode in the original Power Stone.
- The Red Baron: The Heavy Tank.
- Unskilled, but Strong: His main fighting style is bar-room brawling. Not the most elegant of fighting styles but with his strength, he gets the job done.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi (games), Masafumi Kimura (anime), Dennis Sugiyama (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"It seems you're hurt."
A 28-year-old Native American from the Western wilds of Dullstown. A bounty hunter by trade with experience as a shaman, Galuda appears rough and stoic on the surface, but is a compassionate individual with a tender heart and a tomahawk-sharp intellect — revered as a hero in his home tribe. He embarks on a worldwide search for the Power Stones to save his village from a mysterious disease brought about by a one-handed man. Though he is by nature a Martial Pacifist who abhors violence, he swears to find the man and bring him to justice by any means necessary for bringing sickness to his people.
In the sequel, it is revealed that he was successfully able to use the Power Stones to cure the disease plaguing his village — most notably the Chief's daughter, whom he fell in love with and eventually married. Whilst on their honeymoon, they embark on a trip in the luxurious airship Royal Heaven — where en-route, Galuda's wife sees an ominous cloud forming outside the window. The airship is caught in a violent storm, and both her and Galuda are thrown out of the broken windows — when Galuda regains consciousness, he finds himself imprisoned inside an enormous floating castle. With his wife nowhere to be seen, he begins searching strenuously to save the love of his life.
- Braids Beads And Buck Skins
- Happily Married: To the Chief's daughter.
- The Red Baron: The Proud Eagle.
- Expy: According to Word of God, he is based on the Cyborg 009 character Geronimo.
- Genius Bruiser
- Informed Ability: He is supposed to be a Shaman, but we never see him use anything related to that. Then again, it's not like he needs it in battle.
- Though he is seen at least using the Power Stone for medical purposes in his ending.
- Lightning Bruiser: Not the fastest but still better than Gunrock.
- Magical Native American: Most evident in Power Charge mode which lets him shoot magic arrows and grow wings.
- Power Gives You Wings: He uses these when attacking in his Power Change mode.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"The shining stones... I want!"
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: As seen in the anime, his Mad Clown form's arm blades are strong and sharp enough to cleanly slice through boulders.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He has a particular fascination with shiny objects such as jewels, and enjoys stealing them. In fact, his entire motivation for fighting is given to be because Power Stones are shiny, he enjoys cutting things with his knives, and that's good enough for him.
- Ambiguously Human: He really shouldn't be able to do all the things he does, but those bandages do a good job of hiding whether he's a different creature entirely, or if he really just that skilled at contorting himself.
- Ax-Crazy: Very much insane, and his only other loves aside from stealing? Murder, madness, and mutiliation.
- Bandaged Face: Taken Up to Eleven with his whole body being bandaged, giving him a similar appearance to an Egyptian Mummy.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Despite committing evil acts such as murder and robbery, he makes no distinction between good and evil.
- Companion Cube: Being a relic from his beloved and long-deceased family, Jack has a habit of referring to his Power Stone as "my lovely" in the anime — and often talks to it like it's a living being, ala Gollum and the One Ring.
- Confusion Fu: Not only he is fast and quick to attack, but he crawls around like an insect and can glide through the air.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Not the sanest individual around, to say the least.
- Evil Laugh: Has a creepy distorted one as part of one of his introductions, and again as part of his victory dialogue.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His Killer Dance Power Drive, which involves him summoning two large blades and a circular glowing seal beneath him, before spinning upward like a helicopter to deal multiple hits.
- Exorcist Head: To an extreme degree. Not only does he appear to be completely double-jointed going by how he crawls along the ground and can contort himself, he can even spin his upper torso around independently of the rest of himself — allowing him to float slowly down like a helicopter.
- Expy: His tricky and unpredictable twin-blade-wielding fighting style combined with his mummy-like appearance and knack for contorting his body in impossible ways gives Jack more than a passing resemblance to Voldo.
- Flechette Storm: His Misery Rain Power Drive, which involves him summoning a barrage of energy knives to impale enemies.
- Giggling Villain: See Evil Laugh.
- Jack the Ripper: Is named after and is an expy of the infamous serial killer.
- Knife Nut: Jack dual-wields a pair of scimitar-like daggers in combat.
- Monster Clown: His Power Change form, the Mad Clown, is a bizarre hybrid of a mummy and one of these — complete with a giant single eyeball in the middle of his head that resembles a clown's red nose.
- Not Quite Flight: Can spin his upper torso around in mid-air to hover briefly and float slowly to the ground.
- The Red Baron: The Mad Clown. As shown in his ending in the original Power Stone, he's also known as "Jack the Slayer".
- Really 700 Years Old: In the Anime, his age is given as being 100 years old at the very least — as well as being the last living descendent of the noble Winslow family.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Or rather, one red eye.
- Serial Killer: Although in source material, he seems to vary between being this and a thief — accosting strangers so he can steal their shiny jewellery.
- Tragic Villain: Jack becomes one of these in the anime adaptation. While in the games, he's an Ax-Crazy thief obsessed with shiny objects, in the anime, he is more reminiscent of Gollum, and is obsessed with the Power Stone because it was an old family heirloom belonging to his long-deceased mother.
- Xanatos Gambit: His ending has him get caught right after getting the Power Stone. So everything's good, right? Except it's a fake created by the Power Stone, and the real Jack is free to continue his crime spree whilst nobody suspects a thing.
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (game), Kazuo Oka (anime), George Buza (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone Collection.
"I'll make shark food out of you!"
The penultimate opponent in the original game. Kraken is the captain of the flagship Skullhaven, and the brutal and cunning leader of a widely hated-and-feared group of pirates known as "King Octopus". However, being the last survivor of his crew — the rest of them having died over time in battle — he hopes to find the Power Stone in order to revive his old crewmates and resume their reign of terror upon the high seas.
- All There in the Manual: It's heavily implied in their respective prologues that Kraken is the eponymous "one-handed man" who brought a mysterious plague to Galuda's village.
- Animal Motifs: Not only does he have the obvious tie-in with Kraken and Leviathan with his name, but when he transforms, his claw elongates and sharpens to resemble a crab's.
- Badass Grandpa: Although his actual age is unknown, he's clearly a lot older than most of the cast — yet still very much able to inflict all sorts of pain thanks to his long-time experience as a pirate.
- Bedsheet Ghost: Can summon swarms of skull-shaped ghosts to attack opponents with in his Skull Soul Power Fusion.
- Cool Ship: His pirate ship, the Skullhaven.
- Dem Bones: Becomes a skeleton in his Power Change form — the Ghost Pirate.
- The Dragon: Well, he is always the one you face before facing off against Valgas.
- Eye Scream: His left eye is missing entirely.
- Facial Horror: Half his face — including his left eye — is missing and replaced with a construct that resembles a metallic skull.
- Floating Limbs: Gains these in his Ghost Pirate form, along with a powerful Flintlock Pistol that shoots giant bombs.
- Gag Nose: Has a massive, bright red one.
- Gonk: Definitely. Giant red nose, bulging eye, Perma-Stubble, missing teeth, half his face and an eye missing and reconstructed to look like a metal skull... he's got it going on in all the wrong places.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: Kraken's mechanical claw functions as this for his Ghost Pirate form's default attack. It launches out to attack from a distance, but if it hits a wall or other obstacle at its full length, it pulls him over there very quickly.
- Having a Blast: Can launch explosive cannonballs from his Flintlock gun in Power Change mode, which are even more powerful than large bombs and can be fired rapidly enough to be a real threat.
- Mechanical Claw Hand: Which he can extend using an electrical tether in his Power Change Form to either pull opponents toward him from a distance, or grip onto a nearby wall to pull himself over very quickly and keep the pressure on.
- Mighty Glacier: He's slow, but has good defence — and when he hits, he hits hard.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Show of hands. Does a pirate named after a legendary beast such as the kraken sound even vaguely friendly?
- Nice Hat: Wears a classic piratical Tricorn in both his regular and Power Change forms.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Ghost Pirate Highwayman in his Power Change mode, to be precise.
- Perma-Stubble: Has this going on in his regular form, adding to his piratical look.
- Pirate: Was once a feared leader of a group of brigands known as King Octopus, and wants to use the Power Stone to resurrect his old crewmates and continue his reign of terror on the high seas.
- Pistol-Whipping: When Kraken grabs his opponents, he'll club them repeatedly with his flintlock whilst they're trapped in his claw, before booting them away from him.
- Scary Teeth: Most of his are missing.
- Secret Character: In the first game, Kraken is unlocked by beating the game with the other eight characters. In Power Stone Collection, he can also be unlocked in Power Stone 2 by beating the game as Falcon in 1 vs. 3 mode.
- Swiss Army Weapon: His claw can transform into different weapons for different purposes — including a drill when he attacks from a wall or pole.
- The Red Baron: The Ghost Pirate.
- Vacuum Mouth: His Phantom Feast Power Fusion involves his skull head turning huge and sucking opponents towards him with vacuum breath. It has a short range, but if he catches an opponent with it, he'll chew down on them multiple times and spit them out to deal massive damage.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: He prioritises collecting the Power Stones — much like Valgas immediately after him — so expect to see him in Power Change mode often if you don't grab them as soon as possible before he does.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: An odd example. His hair is a vivid cyan in his above-seen character art, but it's white in-game.
Voiced by: Masashi Sugawara (game), Akio Ōtsuka (anime), Tony Daniels (English dub anime)
Appears in: Power Stone, Power Stone Collection.
"Weakling... you came one hundred years too soon!"
The final opponent fought in the original game — encountered on the uncharted Avalon Island in the Pacific Ocean. Surviving a brutal upbringing in an orphanage, Valgas is a former soldier who later became a wrestler and known as the "World's Strongest Man" — said to be strong enough to be able to defeat opponents without even physically touching them. He puts on a gentle façade for the media, but in reality, only cares for power — and after hearing from his subordinates about the Power Stone (of which he owns a small piece) and its wish-granting capabilities, sets out to complete it so that he may wish for a world where only the strong can survive.
- Almighty Idiot: In his Final Valgas form, Valgas gains a lot of power, but loses his usual intelligence and ability to control said power— as described in his ending.
- Badass Boast: In fitting with his stasis as both a wrestler and a Large Ham, Valgas is quite fond of doling these out—Valgas: Shin no chikara o murugaii! (NOW YOU'LL SEE MY TRUE POWER!)Valgas: Ware fumetsu nari! (I'll live forever!)
- Big Bad: Of the original Power Stone and the accompanying anime and manga based on it. He is nowhere to be seen in the sequel, so Doctor Erode takes over his role there.
- Charles Atlas Superpower. He's said to be strong enough to be able to defeat most opponents with just the wind pressure from a missed punch or kick.
- Eldritch Abomination: His Final Valgas form is a hideous slug-like creature with a glowing mouth and eyes that appears to be made half of melted flesh and half of broken rock and crystal. It's also shown to be dosed up on so much energy from the Power Stone that Valgas can no longer control himself in this form.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: This becomes evident for Valgas in his ending. In it, he finds the final piece of a broken Power Stone that he had been seeking, and uses its magic to gain more power — but he ends up being consumed by his greed and gets transformed into an all-powerful but uncontrollable monster.
- Evil Orphan: In the anime, he is mentioned to have grown up as an orphan.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Both of Valgas' transformations have this element. His Hell's Army Leader form is a demon composed of dark, jagged rock with crystalline horns and the Power Stone set inside its chest like a heart, and his Final Valgas form is half-made of cragged rock and crystal, and can attack by firing explosive stalagmites out of its back.
- Final Boss: Of the original Power Stone.
- Guns Are Worthless: He has a handgun on his belt, but is never seen using it. Zig-Zagged if he picks up another gun.
- Jerkass: Very condescending and dismissive of those he considers weaker than himself.
- Large and in Charge: Standing at 240cm (7'10") and weighing in at 160 kg (352 lbs), he's enormous — and needless say, a very very tough final opponent.
- Large Ham: To the point where just about everything he says can be finished with an exclamation mark —Valgas: (as he shows off his Power Stone) Watasan zo! (I WON'T GIVE THIS TO YOU!)
- Kamehame Hadoken: His PS (Power Stone) Energy Power Drive and his PS Energy Maximum Power Fusion involves using massive beams of energy to attack with, which are difficult to avoid and do huge damage. The energy for them is generated from the Power Stone fused into his chest.
- One-Winged Angel: Turns into Final Valgas for his second battle.
- Power Crystal: He usually wears the broken piece of the Power Stone that he has on a chain around his neck, and it fuses into his chest and acts as an energy source for his Kamehame Hadoken and Shock and Awe attacks in his Hell's Army Leader form.
- The Red Baron: The Hell's Army Leader.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Just in case you forget he's evil and all.
- Secret Character: In the first game, Valgas is unlocked by beating the game with Kraken — his Final Valgas form can also be unlocked by beating the game as him afterward. In Power Stone Collection, he can also be unlocked in Power Stone 2 by beating the game with Kraken in 1 vs. 3 mode.
- Scary Teeth: His are all notably very pointed and shark-like.
- Shock and Awe: His Meteor Chain Power Fusion involves him blasting the opponent with a huge spreading burst of lightning that is very difficult to avoid under most circumstances.
- Shout-Out: His name is a slight corruption of the word Vulgus — a reference to the first video game that Capcom produced, back in 1984.
- Slasher Smile: Has an unnerving shark-like one.
- SNK Boss: In his default form, and how. To elaborate, Valgas is surprisingly mobile and hits ridiculously hard and fast in even his normal form — to the point where most of his attacks can often stun you and knock both Power Stones out of you if you're carrying them — and actively prioritises going after them, usually after getting you into a position where he can easily reach them before you do. Add that onto a Super Mode with very hard-to-avoid and even harder-hitting attacks — all of which fall into the category of being either homing or enormously-ranged — high defence at all times, and the fact that the Power Stones always seem to end up very close to him, and... well, have fun.
- Ironically, he actually becomes considerably easier to defeat when he turns into Final Valgas, due to losing a lot of speed and being a much bigger target to hit, making him easy to tear through with projectile-based Power Fusions.
- Social Darwinist: In the anime adaptation. After previously making a wish on the Dark Stone to never be weak again, his wish on the Power Stones was for the World to become an even more dangerous place — where only the strong may survive.
- Sociopathic Soldier: He's a former soldier who later became a wrestler, and is a noticeably smug and callous jerkass.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In fitting with his basis as a wrestler, he wears no shirt. However, he does sometimes wear a red vest or robe in the Anime, so it's zig-zagged.
- Wrestler in All of Us: In the game itself, Valgas is seen using a wrestling-style body slam as his mid-air attack, and a double powerbomb as his throw. In the anime and manga, he's actually known as a wrestling face and a very popular fighter in general— and Edward Falcon is described as being a big fan of him before his true colours are revealed.
Power Stone 2
Voiced by: Currently unknown
Appears in: Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"Well... this is the end of the road."
A cool, collected and cocky wandering gunslinger from the Old West, renowned for his high speed and skills with his twin revolvers. Accel ends up in the Floating Castle after being ambushed by a gang in a town of outlaws — who tied him to a hot-air balloon and let him loose in the skies. After regaining consciousness, he finds himself inside the castle with a Power Stone in his hand. Upon realising its power, the masked gunman vows to escape and take his revenge — on both the one who imprisoned him and the thugs who sent him there in the first place.
- Airplane Arms: In fitting with a guy whose fighting style revolves around his speed, he has these whenever he runs.
- Arm Cannon: Wields a pair of revolver-like submachine guns on his hands in his Power Change mode that can either fire standard rapid-fire shots ("YOU GOT HIT!") for his Beat Assault attack, but also more powerful homing bullets for his Crazy Revolver Power Drive.
- Badass Biker: Especially in his Power Change mode, where he can not only skate around with the wheels on his feet, but also transform into an enormous Wheel Bike-like Buzzsaw to mow down opponents with.
- Badass Boast: Being evidently very confident in his skills, he has a few —(Intro) Shobu ni naranai na! (This fight's too easy to win!)(Intro against Doctor Erode) Ore to harigaoto yuno ka? (You sure you want to fight me?)(Taunt) Koko narai na! (Aim right here!)
- Bond One-Liner: And again —Ma, konna tokoro da... (Well, this is the end of the road...)Shikaku nashi da. (You shouldn't have done that.)Atari maii daga na. (Everyone knew what the outcome would be.)
- Cool Bike: The Thunderbolt Rider, Accel's unlockable weapon in Power Stone Collection. It's a very quick horse-themed hoverbike, equipped with machine guns and outright stated to be his favourite vehicle.
- Cool Mask: A red Domino Mask, to be precise.
- Cowboy: He's the classic depiction of an Old-West gunslinger — a Stetson-clad, dual revolver-wielding wanderer who's cool and collected, yet highly confident in his skills.
- Dual Wielding / Guns Akimbo: Although he carries a pair of revolvers with him in his human form, he rarely uses them — only in his 2P/4P intros and win poses, and when jumping off a wall, pole, or off of an opponent's head. However, he does gain a cool-looking pair of submachine guns for hands as part of his Power Change, the Vagabond Gunman, which he uses much more extensively.
- Extremity Extremist: Besides when he uses his twin revolvers, Accel mostly fights using acrobatic kicks.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: In his Power Stone 2 artwork, he's seen giving a smug finger wag.
- Grudging "Thank You": When revived after being knocked out —Accel: Yoke na kotto wa... (I don't need your help...)
- Gun Fu: On the rare occasions when he does use his revolvers, Accel is pretty acrobatic with them — most notably when used as part of his stomp move, when he leaps off an opponent's shoulders in mid-air, flips upside down, and fires both guns straight down into said opponent.
- Guy Liner: If you look closely, you can see that Accel wears dark paint around his eyes — a real-world practice among Old Western gunslingers to cut down on glare and help them aim better.
- Meaningful Name: The shortened form of "acceleration", in reference to his quick speed.
- Nice Hat: Because Stetsons are cool, after all.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: In his Power Change mode, he turns into a Cowboy-Biker-Automobile-Robot with a Badass Cape and revolver-like submachine guns for hands.
- The Gunslinger / Walking the Earth: As he mentions in his bio — "Have gun, will travel".
- The Red Baron: The Vagabond Gunman.
- Revenge: This is shown to be his main motivation in his bio- he gets ambushed by a gang of heavies and tied to a hot air balloon, ending up in the Floating Castle as a result. Interestingly, it's the only backstory told entirely in First Person."When I regained consciousness... I found myself here. They call me Accel — have gun, will travel. I got ambushed by a rough 'n' tough bunch of guys in town. Actually, they tied me to a hot air balloon and let me loose in the skies. Boy, did they get the best of me. My blood is boiling, and my soul thirsts for justice. I have to get out of here. It's time they had a healthy helping of justice pie."
- Rollerblade Good: In his Vagabond Gunman form, Accel gains a pair of wheels where the spurs on his boots used to be, allowing him to skate around the arena at high speed — he even does it as he's escaping if you beat the game with him.
- Rugged Scar: Has a rather noticeable one that takes up most of the left side of his face.
- Scarf of Asskicking: In both forms, it almost takes on the appearance of a Badass Cape.
- Secret Character: In Power Stone Collection, he can be unlocked in the first Power Stone by beating the game with Gourmand.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Accel uses an enzuigiri as his pole-based throw.
Voiced by: Fujiko Takimoto
Appears in: Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
Julia is the only daughter of the prestigious Whitepearl family. Behind her tender, elegant grace hides a wild alternate personality that even she herself is unaware of. Her parents had hoped that the power of their Power Stone — passed down through the family from generation to generation — could be used to keep this in check. But the radical side of Julia's split personality leads to her stealing the stone, and running away from home. When she snaps out of it, she finds herself in a bizarre Floating Castle — and though still unsure of what has happened, vows to escape and return home.
- Absolute Cleavage: Has this going on in her Serene Grace form.
- Amusement Park of Doom: Her Merry-Go-Round Power Fusion is based around this — in which she summons up a giant fairground carousel that can trap multiple opponents at once and knock them around constantly.
- Apologetic Attacker: She apologises politely in some of her win quotes, and when she uses another character as part of a combination attack —Julia: Gomen nasai! (I'm really sorry about this!)
- Contralto of Danger: Her Serene Grace form speaks with a much deeper and more sultry voice, and is prone to making innuendoes—Julia: Oshioki yo! (Your punishment!)Julia: Sa, tanoshi masettangeru... (This is going to be entertaining...)Julia: Otanoshimi wa... korakorai yo! (The fun's going to start... right now!)
- Crucified Hero Shot: Can inflict this on her opponents using her Slave of Love attack in her Power Change form— she fires off a projectile that, if it hits an opponent, can temporarily tie them onto an X-shaped cross, leaving them open for her to attack.
- Dominatrix: Her Power Change mode, the Serene Grace, gives her a resemblance to one— complete with fishnet tights, a leotard, tall boots, a Domino Mask, and a deeper, more mischievous tone to her voice.
- Girly Run: Unlike the other women in the series (besides Mel), she runs in this manner— which actually fits, considering she's evidently had the most formal upbringing of any of them.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's one of the more amicable and polite characters in the series, and has the classic blonde hair to match. Unlike most examples though, her alternate colours allow her to change it to different colours, including brown and red.
- High Class Gloves: Wears a long pair of white opera gloves that go almost all the way up her arms.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Working hand-in-hand with her blonde hair, her big blue eyes give a real sense of innocence and gentleness — yet at the same time, masking the other, wilder side to who she is.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: As seen above, her waist is tiny compared to her upper body. This could be explained as being part of her Pimped-Out Dress though, since her Power Change mode has somewhat more realistic proportions.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery/Lady of War: Her refined, formal appearance doesn't do a thing to stop her from throwing down with the rest of them.
- Parasol of Pain: Her parasol functions well not only as a nice accessory, keeping the rain/sun off and gliding through the air, but it's also pretty good for whacking people with.
- Parasol of Prettiness: She always carries around her parasol with her, making her one of the few characters in the series to constantly wield a weapon — and it gives her surprising versatility for how frail she initially looks in combat.
- Parasol Parachute: The parasol allows her to jump up to two more times in mid-air, and hover/glide to increase her jumping distance and precision.
- Pimped-Out Dress: And how!
- Proper Lady: She's the sole daughter of the prestigious Whitepearl family, and is definitely one of the most polite fighters in the franchise — clapping politely for one of her victory animations, and apologising to and thanking opponents even in the middle of fights—Julia: (after being revived) Tasuikari mashita! (I'm very grateful!)Julia: Onegai shimasu! (I am pleased to meet you!)
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears a pair of white leggings underneath her dress, which helps with preventing any unnecessary wardrobe-malfunctions whilst fighting in an enormous dress.
- The Red Baron: The Serene Grace.
- Magic Skirt: Her dress works like this to avoid any accidental exposure — on top of wearing white tights already, her feet and legs are visible underneath it, but nothing else.
- Rummage Sale Reject: Man, look at her Power Change mode. They weren't kidding when they said that Julia had a wild personality.
- Secret Character: In Power Stone Collection, she can be unlocked in the first Power Stone by beating the game with Pete.
- She's Got Legs: It's only really obvious in her more voluptuous Serene Grace form, but she certainly does.
- Split Personality: Most of the time, she's a very gentle and graceful lady. However, she also has a wild personality that even she is unaware of — which is reflected in her Power Change mode.
"I don't know what happened... but I must get out of here and go home!"
- In fact, this is the main reason she's involved in the events of the game. Her family owned a Power Stone and hoped to use it to be able to calm Julia's wild side down. This led to her, in an extended bout of her wild personality, stealing the Stone and running away from home— and eventually, when she comes to, finds herself inside the Floating Castle.
- Trap Master: Her moveset in her Power Change Mode specializes in this — among her abilities, she's capable of temporarily tying opponents onto X-shaped crosses, and summoning a giant Merry-Go-Round to trap multiple opponents inside and smash them around.
Voiced by: Ayumi Kida
Appears in: Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"One hundred-percent perfect!"
In a tiny house in a far off land, there was a toy box in the corner. Suddenly one day, a doll popped out, shining with a heavenly glow. "Finally! I can finally move on my own!" The doll's name is Pete, and in his chest is a shiny stone... a Power Stone. Through the Power Stone, the fond wish of Pete's owner had finally come true — and given Pete life. "My dream is to create wonderful things that surprise and delight people everywhere!" With that, Pete flew out the window — climbing higher and higher into the sky until he eventually reached a Floating Castle.
- Blush Sticker: Has these painted on.
- Children Are Innocent: Rather than using the Power Stone to wish for power or something for himself as with the other fighters, his wish is to "create wonderful things that surprise and delight people everywhere!"
- Exorcist Head: One of his win-poses involves him striking a pose and spinning his head round and round like a top at high speed. Justified though, since he's a wooden doll.
- Expy: Obviously one of Pinocchio, but being a living wooden doll who uses a variety of energy weapons to fight with when transformed, he's also quite reminiscent of Geno.
- Face Fault: Does this as part of his loss animation in both games — complete with an epic Face Palm beforehand.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Pete already has aspirations to be an inventor and toymaker despite only having recently come to life, and it shows — the Turbo Helmet item from Power Stone Collection is stated to have been invented by him.
- Kid-Appeal Character: A Pinocchio-like wooden doll with a cheerful personality who can turn into a clockwork robot and who uses toys to battle opponents in his Power Change form? He's definitely this, to say the least.
- Kid Hero: Is the youngest character in the series due to being a child-like wooden doll who has only recently come to life.
- Living Toy: In his Power Change and normal form. In his regular form, he's a Pinocchio-like wooden doll who came to life thanks to a wish from his owner on the Power Stone — and becomes a powerful clockwork robot in his Power Change form.
- Magikarp Power: Pete is pretty sub-par all-around in his base form — asides from his small size and agility making it easy for him to chain and avoid attacks — but his Super Mode is arguably one of the strongest in the franchise.
- Mega Ne: Wears a big pair of glasses to further emphasise his theme of technology and invention.
- My Little Panzer: Fights with toys in his Power Change form, including summoning a squadron of Toy Soldiers or Model Airplanes to swarm them and/or fill his opponents with bullets.
- Nice Hat: Wears a rather snazzy flat-cap.
- Power Crystal: He's able to move about on his own due to having a Power Stone inside his chest.
- The Red Baron: The Invention Boy.
- Secret Character: In Power Stone Collection, he can be unlocked in the first Power Stone by beating the game once.
- Shock and Awe: In his Power Change form, he's capable of generating enormous pillars of lightning to attack from the air, or when on the ground, can fire off gigantic spheres of electricity and enclose himself in an electrified barrier.
- Tin-Can Robot: His Power Change form, the Invention Boy.
Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Ohtomo
Appears in: Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
- Acrofatic: Has average speed, so he's faster than the other two main heavy-hitters despite his size.
- Animal Motifs: He becomes a dinosaur in his Power Change form.
- Breath Weapon: Has the fiery version of this in his Power Change form.
- Chef of Iron: Type 3.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: In his Power Change form, he's capable of breathing fire— despite being based on a dinosaur.
- Dual Wielding: Fights with a Meat Cleaver and a Frying Pan of Doom.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: His Power Change form is a light blue dinosaur with white spots that has glowing red eyes, his hat and his moustache. Wait, what?
- Gratuitous French: In fitting with him being a chef, the names of his moves in his Evil Chef form are all in French and cooking-related — these include the Entreé du Jour (Starter of the Day), the Chef Flambé (a reference to the method of cooking involving igniting liquor added to food to produce flames), and the Plat De Résistance (Main Course).
- Fat Bastard: He's a ravenous chef who will do anything to get his hands on rare delicacies- and when a dark cloud envelopes the airship he is working on, he immediately grabs his Cleaver and Frying Pan and jumps ship in hopes of finding new and rare food at the Floating Castle to tickle his fancy."Does it have new ingredients that no one has seen before? This is my lucky chance!"
- French Jerk: He's heavily implied to be French in origin — with his background as a chef, attack names in Gratuitous French, and being dressed by default in the red, white and blue of the Tricolor — and an evidently greedy and unpleasant opponent.
- Gag Nose: He's got a giant pink one, which he maintains in his Power Change form along with his hat and moustache.
- Gonk: Seriously, just look at the guy!
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: He has a devilish-looking moustache.
- Nice Hat: The classic tall white chef's hat. He even maintains it during his Power Change!
- The Red Baron: The Evil Chef.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has these going on in both his regular and Power Change forms.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a short olive-coloured neckerchief in his default form.
- Secret Character: In Power Stone Collection, he can be unlocked in the first Power Stone by beating the game with Julia.
- Shaking the Rump: Played for Laughs. One of his victory animations involves him doing a dance, before turning around and shaking his ass at the camera.
- Stout Strength: Not quite as powerful as say, Galuda or Gunrock, he's still pretty strong.
Voiced by: Currently unknown
Appears in: Power Stone (non-playable), Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection (playable).
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Pride was quite an established one of these in his youth, and his son Edward follows in his footsteps accordingly.
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: We repeat, Pride Falcon.
- Badass Grandpa: He's the oldest playable character in the series, but can still throw down with the rest of them.
- Badass Moustache: A dapper grey one to complete the classic "middle-aged British gentleman" look. He even maintains it after he turns into his Power Change form!
- Blow You Away: Instead of firing off single missiles for his standard projectile move, Pride fires off powerful cyclonic gusts of wind from his arm that bear a close resemblance to the uncharged Storm Tornado.
- Cool Old Guy: Pride may be getting on a bit, but he's certainly got a lot of spirit and vigour for his age to still be adventuring and battling.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Pride first appeared in the original Power Stone in Falcon's ending, when he and his flying skills accidentally cause Falcon to drop the Power Stone they'd found earlier out of their biplane.
- Flying Firepower: Even more so than Edward. He might be a bit slower on the ground, but he's still agile in the air, and when he hits with his Power Explosion missiles in particular, he hits hard.
- Gentleman Snarker: Has a moment of this when he revives someone —Pride: Chouga nai yatsu ja... (You're so hopeless...)
- Goggles Do Nothing: Like Edward, he never puts his goggles on when fighting. Downplayed though, in that he does wear them whilst flying his son's Hockenheim biplane.
- Palette Swap: Of Edward Falcon. He even uses altered versions of his son's attacks, and gets a couple carried over — most notably the Power Hurricane — from his appearance in the original Power Stone.
- Powered Armor: His Power Change form is this, being a Diesel Punk flying suit of armour that fires off missiles very much like his son Edward's — but dark army greens and browns in colour, and maintains both his moustache and Scarf of Asskicking.
- Red Baron: Averted. Along with Mel, he's one of only two characters whose Power Change forms do not have official names.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Pride wears a long green flying scarf that he wears looser than Edward does his.
- Secret Character: In Power Stone 2. To unlock him, beat the main game with Falcon, Ayame, Rouge, Wang-Tang, Ryoma, Galuda, Jack, and Gunrock — the original eight characters from the first game.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: He's one of these, much like his son. Although not to the point of wearing the Union Flag patches like Falcon does, he's still evidently very formal and polite towards his opponents — even as he's fighting.
Voiced by: Currently unknown
Appears in: Power Stone 2, Power Stone Collection.
"You have such good timing. New items have just arrived!"
A young woman who runs the Item Shop in Power Stone 2. She's friendly, helpful, and experienced in the unusual art of mixing items to create new ones — but also surprisingly strong when it comes to battling, in no small thanks to her Deluxe Umbrella and amazing knowledge of various weapons. To unlock Mel as a playable character in Power Stone 2, beat the main game with Pride after unlocking him.
- Adorkable: Her great big smile and excited "hands-together" gesture whenever she wins, you give her a present, or you successfully mix an item up is definitely this.
- Apron Matron: She wears a big pink frilly shopkeeper's apron, complete with "POWER STONE ITEM SHOP" written across it multiple times.
- Catch-Phrase: "Thank you very much!"
- Consolation Prize: If you fail an Item Mix, she'll always apologise and give you a coupon in return — for every three you collect, you can play the Roulette Game with her and potentially win rare items.
- Glass Cannon: As a playable fighter, Mel has a surprisingly high damage output in her Power Change form — but she also has the lowest defence in the whole game.
- Death Dealer: Mel uses giant Mix Cards as part of her melee attack in her Power Change form — spinning them around herself in a short radius to briefly create a shield and attack from all sides with.
- Hartman Hips: Although nothing too outlandish, she's got some pretty evident hips compared to the other women in the series.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: In her artwork, her eyes are a bright blue colour — and in fitting with her role as a shopkeeper, she's definitely one of the more amicable characters you'll find in the series. Subverted in the actual gameplay, where they're green.
- Joke Character: Has the lowest defense in the game by far and her overall attack power is quite weak as well, while her Power Change mode design is uninspired. However...
- Lethal Joke Character: She is the only character that can use FOUR Power Fusions in her Power Change mode, while everyone else can only do two at maximum.
- Magic Skirt: Her dress works a lot like Julia's in that her feet and legs are visible underneath it, but nothing else. You can evidently see that she's not wearing tights, though.
- Magikarp Power: Downplayed compared to Pete, but still present. Her super mode is very strong, if a little spoony, and her base form does have some advantages — mostly cause of the Deluxe Umbrella she carries, which gives her good attacking range and the ability to glide through the air and jump well.
- Nightmare Fetishist: As shown by her happy reaction and her giving you an item (the Horror Card) when you give her the Horror Book as a present in Power Stone 2, Mel's a big fan of horror stories.
- Palette Swap: Of Julia, up until she transforms.
- Parasol of Pain: Much like Julia, she can use the Deluxe Umbrella she carries to increase her attacking range, triple-jump, and glide through the air for great airborne manoeuvrability. And of course, for whacking people with.
- Power Gives You Wings: To the point that ALL that she gets in her Power Change mode is wings. Appropriately enough, they're the "Angel Wings" item she sells in the shop, much like how she wields the Deluxe Umbrella item constantly.
- Quirky Bard: Mel is definitely this as a fighter. Although her fighting style is mostly very similar to that of Julia in her regular form, she gains money-based Power Fusions that are generally less easy to land when transformed, but they hit hard and she can use up to four as opposed to everyone else's two or one.
- Red Baron: Averted. Along with Pride Falcon, she's one of only two characters in the series whose Power Change forms do not have official names.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Bright pink hair, and a very pleasant, cheerful individual.
- Secret Character: In Power Stone 2. To unlock her, beat the main game with Pride.
- She's Got Legs: Going hand-in-hand with her Hartman Hips, she actually has some nice slender legs under her dress — emphasised by her short boots and the fact that unlike Julia, she doesn't wear tights.
- Sigil Spam: Besides the aforementioned "POWER STONE ITEM SHOP" logos she has on her apron, her skirt also has a dollar-sign pattern to it to further complement her theme of being the shopkeeper.
- Super Strength: Surprisingly, Mel is capable of using the heaviest items in the game very quickly and lifting/throwing huge objects as easily as the heavyweights despite appearing to be a relatively small and frail young woman. Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you remember she's a shopkeeper, though — of course she'd be used to moving heavy stock around a lot!
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Unusually, her hair is a vivid shade of pink whilst everyone else's are relatively normal colours.
- Youthful Freckles: They're a little hard to see, but she has these going on around her nose.