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Alex Hollis (Cure Romance)
Voice Actor: Harumi Sakurai (Japanese); Jennifer Hale (English)
The lovey-dovey dancer, I am Cure Romance!
- Crossdresser (when he goes to a cosplay convention as Haruhi Freakin' Suzumiya in episode 28)
- Dance Battler
- Frills of Justice (subtle, though they become more blatant as Super Cure Romance)
- Last Minute Hookup (he ultimately chooses Lina at the end of the series, nominating Michelle as a bridesmaid as compensation)
- Leotard of Power (as Cure Romance)
- Feminine Boy To Lina's Masculine Girl (to the point of wearing eyeliner to his wedding with Lina. Although, he was also wearing a tuxedo.)
- Mini Dress Of Power (as Cure Romance)
- Opera Gloves (as Cure Romance)
- Real Men Wear Pink (he's shown to take ballet lessons on Wednesdays)
- Second Law of Gender Bending (unlike most genderbending Cures, he accepts that his Cure form is a girl the first time he transforms, though he is a bit surprised by the result)
- Super Gender-Bender
- Zettai Ryouiki (Grade A as Cure Romance)
Michelle Simmons (Cure Action)
Voice Actor: Michiko Neya (Japanese); Kath Soucie (English)
The blockbuster of all blockbusters, I am Cure Action!
- Dance Battler (her ballet training shows in her fighting style, though not as blatantly as with Cure Romance)
- Frills of Justice
- Girly Girl To Lina's Tomboy
- Lovely Angels (with Lina; when they work together in combat, the enemy won't know what hit him!)
- Mini Dress Of Power (as Cure Action)
- Modesty Shorts (as Cure Action)
- Vitriolic Best Buds (with Lina)
Ruby Voorhees (Cure Drama)
Voice Actor: Marina Inoue (Japanese); Edie Mirman (English)
The writer of all things basic, I am Cure Drama!
- Bare Your Midriff (at first; it's covered as Super Cure Drama)
- Frills of Justice
- Government Agency of Fiction (she becomes the first United States anime ambassador following the events of the series)
- Mini Dress Of Power (as Cure Drama)
- Modesty Shorts (as Cure Drama)
- Skirt over Slacks (she wears a jean skirt over red leggings with one of her casual outfits)
- Whole Costume Reference (her shoes as Cure Drama should remind you of Dorothy Gale's ruby slippers)
Penny Arcadia (Cure Comedy)
Voice Actor: Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese); Wendee Lee (English)
The laser-guided laughter, I am Cure Comedy!
- Frills of Justice
- Meaningful Name (hey, she reads Penny Arcade, what did you expect?)
- Mini Dress Of Power (as Cure Comedy)
- Modesty Shorts (as Cure Comedy)
Lina Eastwood (Cure Western)
Voice Actor: Sachi Matsumoto (Japanese); Cristina Valenzuela (English)
The cowgirl with an attitude, I am Cure Western!
- Anti-Hero (usually a Type II, but if provoked severely enough becomes a Type IV or Type V)
- Been There, Shaped History (She's met literally DOZENS of Hollywood stars since 1997, most notably Jackie Chan, who was her martial arts sensei when she was younger. She was even instrumental in convincing Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for Governor of California—she told him she enjoys his movies and that other actors were also politicians, so why shouldn't he? Schwarzenegger took it seriously and ran for Governor and won. She was also an extra on several recent movies, including Alvin and the Chipmunks, Transformers, Iron Man, G-Force, Zombieland, and Inception.)
- Berserk Button (Don't show her ANY video game made by LJN if you want to keep it intact unless it happens to be inside a video game store. Even then, she'll go into a profanity-laced tirade about how LJN ruined NES games for everyone with their licensed crap. Also, even insinuate that she'd look good in a dress, and don't expect to see a fury even close to the result from Hell itself; while Michelle never makes that mistake, she does know Lina well enough to know the consequences of such insinuations, as seen in episode 40:)Deuce: Try wearing a dress for once, bitch!
Cure Western: You talking to me?
Cure Action: Uh-oh, he imagined my friend wearing a dress!
Cure Western: You talking to me!?
Cure Action: He shouldn't have done that!
Cure Western: YOU TALKING TO ME!?!?!?
Cure Action: Now he's in for it!
Cure Western: Me—in a dress!? IN YOUR DREAMS, MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!!
[Cure Western proceeds to start beating Scratch to a pulp]''
- Bifauxnen (she virtually is one, even if her usual attire is gender-neutral, and then, after getting her eye gouged out, she starts wearing a black leather jacket whenever and wherever possible.)
- Celebrity Voice Actor (Emma Watson in the 3-D movie)
- Civvie Spandex (her Cure outfit and Super Cure outfit basically consist of a gold tank top and cuffed jean shorts)
- Country Matters (In episode 23, when Scratch makes himself known by offing Krueger, she lands a Precision C Strike — a rare monent in any Pretty Cure series where someone says the word. Predictably, the very first word of Gratuitous Russian she speaks in-series is the worst in that language, its equivalent of "dick".)
- Cross-Cast Role (she was the Nutcracker Prince in a School Play of E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King when she was younger)
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul (Noticeably averted; Lina is still perfectly human despite having a cybernetic eye starting in episode 23, though she usually wears an eyepatch around unknowing individuals who think this trope would apply to anyone. When Michelle expresses her concern about the effects the new eye will have on Lina's soul at the start of episode 24, she responds by asking, "Have you been reading too much Gunslinger Girl?")
- Dame Swears-A-Lot (She's the most sailor-mouthed of the cast, by far. Of course, it gets really interesting when she Bales Out in a later episode...)
- Dance Battler (She's revealed to have shades of this in episode 50; while her capoeira training is subtle in most of the fight scenes, she goes all out with the capoeira in the last episodes.)
- Deadpan Snarker
- Even Evil Has Standards (Lina will gladly swear left and right, but she refuses to have sex or smoke.)Scratch: Oh, really? You will now.
- Also, even before she swore off blasphemy in a later episode, she'd sometimes take the Lord's name in vain when really angry, but she'd never blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.
- Evil Laugh (OK, she's not really evil, but she regularly employs this. The one she delivers right when she pummels Scratch and takes his eyes out as revenge for taking one of her own eyes out is rather chilling, though. Another notable example is when she sends a homing bullet in Nick's direction. And then there's this little gem from episode 26:)Lina: Guess what today is, you sick mother? The day you meet your death! And you know what your gravestone's gonna say? "Cyclops slain." Heh heh heh heh heh heh...
- Expy (Like Shugo Kino before her, her character design is clearly inspired by Emma Watson's looks — post-haircut, in her case.)
- Eye Patch Of Power (After episode 23)
- Eye Scream (Happens in combat in episode 23. She gains a cybernetic eye from the experience, though.)
- Frills of Justice (as Super Cure Western)
- Gratuitous Russian (Sometimes, particularly after Naelee shows up. To be fair, Lina is a Rosetta Stone nut.)
- Gratuitous Spanish
- Hair-Trigger Temper (she's set off so easily, Alex actually refers to her in-story as "Little Miss Pesci" at one point)
- Hell-Bent for Leather (after her eye gets gouged out in combat and she receives a cybernetic eye and an eyepatch, Lina decides to accentuate the added coolness with a black leather jacket)
- Large Ham (a rare heroic example)
- Last Minute Hookup (after the bullets are removed and her bullet wounds bandaged up following the final fight, she confesses to Alex, and they get married in the epilogue)
- Lovely Angels (with Michelle; when they work together in combat, the enemy won't know what hit him!)
- Masculine Girl To Alex's Feminine Boy (to the point of wearing a white pantsuit to her wedding with Alex. Although, she was also wearing a white veil.)
- Mistaken for Racist (In addition to her constant profanity, she seems to enjoy throwing in the odd ethnic slur, much to the author's disgust at having to type them into his episodes. So far she's used "dago", which earned her a slap from the newly-converted Fannie; "gook", which she uses to refer to Kim Jong Il during a politically-loaded rant against Communism; "kike", or more specifically, "kike hater", which she uses to refer to Nazis; and "spook", which is the farthest she's willing to go when referring to blacks.)
- Nice Hat (her cowboy hat as Cure Western)
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown (She gets a few of them, but episode 51's beatdown scene is the most horrific, as by the time it's over her corpus is really battered and bruised, and she's near death. Of course, only old-fashioned punches, kicks, guns, and/or knives are involved on both sides in all of them.)
- No One Could Survive That! (she has her moments of undergoing beatdowns that could kill others like her)
- Pet the Dog (she has her moments)
- Power Hair (She sports a pixie cut that's combed back whenever She Cleans Up Nicely, and combined with every outfit she's ever worn it's easy to mistake her for a boy—not that anyone has ever noticed in-series, of course.)
- Product Placement (As far as advertising PBS by inserting P-Heads everywhere goes, Lina is a frequent offender, as the P-Head appears on her gold top, facing either the right — with a split — or left — without a split — depending on the season.)
- Real Women Never Wear Dresses (She's a Shorttank and Masculine Girl who's 99.9% into masculine stuff, and the one blatantly feminine activity she does—which is serving as a flower girl in episode 15—she does wearing a white pantsuit.)
- She Cleans Up Nicely (And she wears exactly what you expect her to wear each time! Her Power Hair is also combed back in this state.)
- Tights Under Shorts (Her gold thigh-highs change into gold tights in episode 52, right before the climactic showdown against Lucifer. And that's the only real change to her Super Cure outfit.)
- Token Evil Teammate (Like Shugo before her, Lina fits this trope just for being more antiheroic than the rest of her teammates. Lampshaded in episode 16 when she flat out says, "Yep, I'm evil" right after Alex tells Fannie how Lina is addicted to violent video games and swears a lot when she's not attending classes at Hollywood High.)
- Tomboy To Michelle's Girly Girl
- Vitriolic Best Buds (with Michelle)
- Who Wears Short Shorts? (She wears cuffed jean shorts in both her Cure form and her Super Cure form, the latter whom even pairs it with Grade B Zettai Ryouiki! Lampshaded at the start of episode 23 by Krueger:)Krueger: Is it me, or does your outfit kinda remind me of Misty Waterflower?
- Zettai Ryouiki (Grade B as Super Cure Western — and this is despite the fact she wears short shorts — and denim, at that — in lieu of a skirt)
- Moral Event Horizon: He crosses it in his last episodes.
- Name's the Same: He shares his name with the Antichrist in Left Behind.
- As the Good Book Says...: At least Once an Episode after her Heel–Face Turn.
- Disney Death
- Dope Slap: Does this to Lina in episode 24 after the latter says "dago" in her presence.
- Heel–Face Turn
- His Name Is...: Before Scratch offs her from behind, Krueger gives this warning:
- Modesty Shorts: As Cure Horror.
Voice Actor: Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren (English)
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul (averted)
- Expy (she's a female, more competent version of Inspector Gadget; her origin story even mirrors his from The Movie, as she starts out as a mild-mannered high school student and becomes a cyborg to save her life following a fatal accident she almost never recovered from)
- Gratuitous French (she sings an entire song in French in episode 28, for crying out loud!)
- Gratuitous Russian (when the author wants to remind you of her bloodline)
- How Do I Shot Web? (she has to be shown the ropes by the scientist that saved her life and, in earlier appearances, is seen studying her manual so she can get the hang of her new cyborg abilities)
- Red Shirt (subverted at the end of her first episode, when she's blown up by a victory cigar bomb and brought to a robotics laboratory by her new friends for a life-saving surgery that will turn her into a cyborg)
- We Can Rebuild Him (her fate at the end of episode 26)