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    Haru Glory 
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Rave-A-Lution!

The hero. Haru Glory came from a small island that's referred to as incredibly far out in the sticks and lacks knowledge of most any world history or geographical features. He's incredibly strong willed and noted for having a good heart. He was chosen to be the Rave Master who was to eliminate the Dark Bring.

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

  • Boisterous Bruiser: Despite being a Technical Pacifist he often yells a lot in battle.
  • Bully Hunter: Started when he punished Branch for abusing Cattleya.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He always blurts out any change to his sword.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He doesn't get to confess to Elie for thirty four volumes (she isn't in the first). When he does confess, it's a Dying Declaration of Love.
  • The Chosen One: He was chosen to be the Rave Master who will save the world.
  • Covered in Scars: After his fight with Doryu, some of the scars from the battle remain on his body for the rest of the series.
  • Covert Pervert: He supports the idea of Elie wearing a very exposing dancing outfit.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed, but he has admitted that one of the reasons he hates Lucia is because he kissed Elie right in front of him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A large chunk of the manga's humor comes from stupid things that leave his mouth, but he's still the strongest character among the Rave Warriors.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Somewhat.
  • Declaration of Protection: He declares that protecting Elie is his main motivation.
  • Determinator: It doesn't matter how much he gets beat up or how outclassed he is, he never quits.
  • Dub Name Change: Not Haru himself, but rather the Ten Commandments, which becomes the Ten Powers.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: He confesses his love to Elie right before she destroys the Endless with him inside. He comes Back from the Dead one year later.
  • The Fettered: He has set morals that prevent him from going extreme against evil. To cite one specific example, he's very much opposed to needless killing.
  • The Hero: He is the central good guy working against Demon Card's evil activities.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the final battle, Haru gets stuck inside Endless and asks Elie to destroy it with him inside. He gets better.
  • Hidden Depths: Has proven smarter than he looks when facing a villain's Motive Rant. In the face of Let's Blood Knight desires and talk of honor, he criticizes how meaningless honor is when fighting evil. When he hears Lucia's reasons for hating the world, he rightly points out that the world doesn't exist just for him and his suffering doesn't mean others don't have the right to live.
  • Hot-Blooded: Runs in the family.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: He doesn't know how to use the Ten Commandments at first but he learns fast. One of the usual justifications for him learning the Ten Commandments' other forms is that the Rave of knowledge grants him innate wisdom just at the exact moment it's needed.
  • Ideal Hero: Caring, compassionate, idealistic and always ready to fight for what's right.
  • Idiot Hero: It's not too extreme, but he has some pretty dumb moments.
  • Instant Expert: Justified by the Rave of Wisdom.
  • Justice Will Prevail: He often preaches about peace and harmony for all.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Like Father, Like Son, as both he and his dad often rush into things blindly.
  • Legacy Character: The second one to inherit the title of Rave Master in the story.
  • Lucky Seven: Born on July 7. The same date as Lucia.
  • Magnetic Hero: Almost no story arc passes without him acquiring one new team member, starting with Plue, then Griff, Elie, Musica, Shuda, Ruby, Sieg Hart, Evermary, Lazenby, and eventually Julius right before the final battle.

    Plue 
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Even The Author Doesn't Know What He Is

Rave's bearer. Plue is a dog(?) with an unknown gender and age who travels with either the wielder of Etherion or the Rave (or both) and helps guide them. He doesn't do much as far as guiding them, but he does occasionally help either Haru or Elie when they're in a tight spot. He came dangerously close to being renamed Shabutaro by Haru and Cattleya.

Voiced by: Yukiji (JP), Mona Marshall (EN)

    Elie 
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The main female. Elie is a cheerful amnesiac girl who's just a little off and really likes bugs. She and Haru met in a racing track (a casino, in the anime) where she quickly fell for him because of his kind heart. She follows him around and is revealed to possess the ultimate magic, known as Etherion. She also bears a strong resemblance to Resha Valentine, who passed away fifty years ago, to everyone's continuous confusion.

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)

  • Action Girl: She started actively fighting on her own the first time the team fought the Oracion Six, and as time goes on, she's ultimately strong enough to blow holes in Cosmic Horrors.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Becomes one twice.
  • Amnesia Danger: Had she retained her memories she could have wiped every villain from existence rather than been kidnapped by each and every one (save King).
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: She tells Haru she loves him right before she's forced to blew him up along the Endless.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: She could destroy the world, but she's also the only thing that can stop the ultimate evil monster.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her most common outfit.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: She's looked 15 for 50 years by the time Haru first met her.
  • Belly Dancer: During a dance contest and during her days as Resha.
  • Blessed with Suck: Etherion, until she regains control of it.
  • Born Lucky: She's usually in charge of winning money for the group through gambling because she has such good luck that the best way to gain money fast is to set her loose in a casino.
  • Break the Cutie: She's a heck of a lot more prone to tears after getting back her memory.
  • Deuteragonist: Although her forgotten memories make up a huge bulk of the story's past, it's ultimately Haru who keeps the story going in the present.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In response to Lucia's And Now You Must Marry Me in the finale, and her powers are sealed by an Anti-Magic bracelet, she tries shooting him the face. Even though she sees she can't hurt him, she still defies him and spits in his face, knowing fully well how easily he could kill her.
  • Dual Tonfas: With built-in guns.
  • Dude Magnet: Haru, Shiba back when she was Resha and many other males are instantly drawn to her. Unfortunately, it also gets negative attention. To clarify, Lucia when he becomes the ruler of the original world wants her to be his bride and Ogre wants her to be his plaything.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl
  • Fear of Thunder: It's Sieg's fault.
  • First Girl Wins: And gets married and has a son.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: She had one of sorts with Haru. Haru met her as Resha back in Symphonia when he traveled back in time.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: In the final battle, she's forced to destroy the Endless with Haru inside. Fortunately, Haru is revived by the Star Memory.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Having no idea who she is or how to use her magic doesn't stop her from reading a dead language.
  • Living Macguffin: Many villains seek her for her power. For example, Doryu wants her for her Etherion power and Hardner wants wants to merge with her in order to merge with the Endless.
  • Magic Staff: Gets one in the Blue Guardians arc, to which she uses it to harness her true power.
  • Meaningful Name: ELIE 3173. It's initially thought to be a test subject mark (humorously, the person who thinks this has a name that flips to make a number too) but is actually the coordinates for her empty grave.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As if her short skirt, long legs, and tank top revealing her full arms and most of her stomach that she wears as her casual outfit weren't enough, Episode 19 has her flat out dressing in a bikini. Lessened once Belinka, Celia and Julia came along and took some of the load off her.
  • Older Than She Looks: Whether she counts as around 17 or around 70 is up to you.
  • Protectorate: To Haru.
  • Quest for Identity: At first, she travels in order to find her memory. However, later she begins to fear recovering her memory, knowing she might become a different person.
  • Sacred First Kiss: Lucia stole hers, leaving her in tears.

    Griff 
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We don't know what he is either, but at least he know he has a family

A strange blue creature originally recruited by Elie to help her and Haru reach the mountain they suspect a Rave stone to be at. He quickly becomes a member of the main cast, and is supposed to be very skilled at map making. His hobby is peeping on Elie. Every other character is better than him.

Voiced by: Katsuya Shiga (JP), Tom Kenny (EN)

  • The Load: Invaluable as he is as a cartographer and navigator, he is completely useless in a fight.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Or the not so lovable one.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Like Plue, we never learn what kind of creature he is.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Being sliced in two does normally kill one. What kind of bizarre natural selection gives someone the ability to become two people after being sliced in two? What kind of bizarre natural selection makes anything like Griff, for that matter.
  • The Peeping Tom: Downplayed in the dub, where he's more obsessed with Master Plue.

    Hamrio Musica 
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Silver Claimer and Chick Magnet

A silver claimer (someone who can manipulate silver) and former gang leader who teams up with Haru after reuniting with his grandfather. He a close friend of Haru's and one of the more capable fighters in the crew, wielding a spear. He eventually strikes up a relation with one of the Demon Card generals, but it didn't work out.

Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)

  • Dating Catwoman: With Reina.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very often when talking to Haru.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Thanks to Reina's death.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: He can change the shape of silver (and later, any metal) at will.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After Reina dies.
  • I Call It "Vera": After Reina dies, some of her silver merges with his, and he occasionally refers to his spear by her name.
  • Impossible Thief: He somehow steals Nagisa's panties while she's still wearing them and she doesn't even notice it for a while.
  • The Lancer: To Haru, until Let and Shuda reduced him to the fourth wheel. Regains the role near the end as he forges for Haru the final form of his Ten Commandments, and later helps him on his way to the final battle.
  • Last Name Basis: Only his grandfather calls him Hamrio.
  • Likes Older Women: Reina is older than him.
  • Morph Weapon: The silver he carries with him.
  • The Mourning After: After Reina dies, he has no serious romantic relationship with anyone else for the rest of the story.
  • Panty Thief: He steals Nagisa's panties when they first meet. He also steals her bra a couple of times.
  • Sadistic Choice: Blow up your friends, or blow up the only woman you'll ever have a relationship with.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Reina.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Especially after changing his hairstyle during the Shuda mini-arc.

    Let Dahaka 
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Badass Dragon Dude

Originally he was only interested in a challenging fight, and working for King as part of his Quirky Mini Boss Squad in order to find them. Let goes over to Haru's side after being awed by Haru's pure heart and desire to protect the whole world.

Voiced by: Takehiro Murozono (JP), Doug Stone (EN)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga and Fairy Tail crossover his hair is white. In the anime it's blond, so that he could pass as Super Saiyan Goku.
  • Anime Hair: Super Saiyan 3 style no less, until he became human. Even after he became human, his hair still looks like a Super Saiyan's one.
  • Battle Couple: With Julia.
  • Bishonen Line: A heroic example, undergoing a ritual to banish his reptilian nature to achieve greater strength. This is later inverted in the finale as he becomes more draconic till he becomes a full dragon to defeat his enemy.
  • Blood Knight: Initially as a member of King's Quirky Mini Boss Squad. Downplayed when he became a Technical Pacifist like the rest of the group, but still has shades of it.
  • Breath Weapon: He can breathe fire.
  • Chastity Couple: Let and Julia look and act like they're Vitriolic Best Buds most of the time (or Julia acts this way, and Let acts like the team grandpa). While a relationship is there if you know to look for it, you only know to look because each has a single occasion where they openly say there's something between them.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Julia.
  • The Comically Serious: Let is The Stoic and suffers from Honor Before Reason at times. So of course his girlfriend is a hard drinking party girl.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Several suicide attacks. He manages to use three. In a story with lots of death, he's good at slipping around it.
  • Draconic Humanoid: At least initially. All members of the Dragon Race go through a phase where they spend some time in this state, before either conquering or succumbing to their inner dragon. Let conquers his and becomes more human-like in appearance afterward. His former flame, Julia, succumbed, and ended up a full-fledged dragon. At least until he cures her.
  • Elemental Baggage: Fire-breathing.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Introduced as part of King's Quirky Mini Boss Squad.
  • Insistent Terminology: He's dragon race, not an alligator, and definitely not a human.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Even working for King, he refuses to use a Dark Bring and prefers hand-to-hand combat, though he's not above breathing fire on occasion.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Most of the cast is better about it.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is based off of Malet, which Hiro Mashima chose to describe his fighting style.
  • Noble Demon: In the beginning, he claims he's only traveling with Haru and co so he can study their weaknesses for the next time they fight. He grows out of this pretty quick though.
  • One-Winged Angel: A heroic one in which he crosses the Bishonen Line into the form he remains in the rest of the series. He temporarily becomes a huge dragon in the finale.
  • Opposites Attract: With Julia.
  • Punch Clock Villain: He's not nearly as kill happy as most of the Demon Card, only interested in fights prior his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Redemption Promotion: While he was by no means weak in his debut, after his Heel–Face Turn, he manages to win a fight against Jegan, whom was stronger than him for most of his life note  and would have won his fight with Hardner if not for Hardner's Healing Factor and he still managed to deal enough damage to help Haru win.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • Two ways, the more pragmatic and level headed to Haru's brash impulsiveness and Musica's more frivolous behavior.
    • Even to his own girlfriend, who's more hot-tempered than he is.
  • Scars Are Forever: From Jegan's attack, he initially had it covered under a headband prior his crossing the Bishonen Line.
  • Sssnake Talk: In the dub, initially prior his Bishonen Line, when he talks normally.

    Ruby 
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Rich Penguin(???) Sorcerer

A penguin(?) who inherited a large sum of money and giant floating casino from his late father. He's dismayed to learn he's been funding a criminal origination and ends up going to Haru for protection when he refuses to continue giving Doryu money. He becomes their first safe magic user after Sieg reveals he has the gift, but he's generally considered useless by the cast.

Voiced by: Yukiji (JP), Shiori Izawa (JP - Fairy Tail x RAVE OVA), Bob Glouberman (EN)

  • The Ditz: Yet somehow he masters magic.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He becomes ecstatic when Sieg Hart tells him he has the potential to be a mage. He doesn't disappoint.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A bell that can turn into a sword. It originally belonged to Dalmatian, one of the Four Knights of the Blue Sky.
  • The Millstone: At times due to his inability to lie and his annoying tendency to blurt out whatever he's thinking, alerting the bad guys.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he realizes that the people he thought were his best friends, like Doryu, were criminals who were using him to fund their operations.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: He doesn't look like a penguin, like a pig-bird at least.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: He's not good at keeping track of his money.
  • Secret Keeper: Haru trusts him enough to tell him who the next Rave Master will be after Haru dies. Amazingly, he keeps this secret.
  • Talking Animal: A penguin?
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he learns magic.
  • Verbal Tic: "Poyo!" And it's contagious. When the gang first encounters it several try to imitate it. At one point, even The Comically Serious Sieg uses it.

    Julia 
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Badass Dragon Lady

Let's polar-opposite girlfriend. She spent a good deal of time stuck as a dragon under Jegan's control, but once she changes back she joins Haru's team. She's the most violent member of the team, especially when it comes to her boyfriend, but she also takes on a somewhat motherly role. She also really wants Haru and Elie to hook up.

Voiced by: Kyoko Namekawa (JP - Fairy Tail x RAVE OVA)

  • Action Girl: She beats the crap out of people a lot more than her boyfriend. And especially her boyfriend.
  • Battle Couple: With Let.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the best stacked and perhaps the toughest female in the series.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She spends a long time as a dragon under Jegan's control.
  • Breath Weapon: Like Let, she can breathe Fire.
  • Characterization Marches On: For a long while, she was portrayed as the Girl Next Door to Let. Cue to the Blue Guardians Arc, where this is changed to more of an Action Girl with a drinking problem and no problem with her nudity. Let most likely heavily idealized her and her memory. It also helps that we only get brief glimpses of his memories of her.
  • Chastity Couple: Let and Julia look and act like they're Vitriolic Best Buds most of the time (or Julia acts this way, and Let acts like the team grandpa). While a relationship is there if you know to look for it, you only know to look because each has a single occasion where they openly say there's something between them.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Let.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Played with. Barely any other woman ever comes on to Let, but on the other hand, she knows that Let can get violently jealous and usually warns any man who makes a pass at her.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the Rave Master team.
  • Cool Pet: To Jegan till she was restored to human form by Let.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: When Julia faces off with an especially perverted member of the Six Guard who tries to submit her to Defeat by Modesty by using his powers to blow apart her clothing, Julia rips off the remains of her own bra to prove the point that modesty will not defeat her. She then proceeds to kick his ass with no regard to her nudity.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She once gets drunk enough to use wine bottle like a walkie-talkie.
  • Intimate Healing: After Let defeats Jegan and Julia returns to her human form with a elixir, Julia saves Let by sharing the elixir with him through a kiss.
  • Kiss of Death: How she finishes off Juria, with a fire breath right down her throat.
  • The Lad-ette: To contrast Belnika and Elie
  • Ms. Fanservice: There's no way her first fight wasn't that.
  • Opposites Attract: With Let.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Julia doesn't give a damn about others seeing her naked.
  • Shipper on Deck: As stated above, for Haru and Elie.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempted during one fight against an opponent who could turn himself into acid. When her regular attacks don't work, she resorts to throw herself and him out of the airship they were fighting on and tricks him into liquefying that he evaporates into nothing while she fully intended to fall to her death. Luckily a nearby dragon happened to show up and save her.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Her style is more akin to grappling rather then martial arts that her boyfriend uses.

    Belnika 
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Magic Girl No. 2

A sweet, somewhat timid girl who underwent experiments in order to gain Etherion. They failed, but she acquired some powerful magic nonetheless. Her specialty is healing. She was duped into working for Hardner but quickly switches to Haru's side.
  • Anti-Magic: Her real ability, aside from the Etherion-like ones she first displayed.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She goes ballistic on Juria, one of the Four Demon Kings.
  • Celibate Heroine: She always spurns Musica's advances, which kind of creep her out. She does take a liking to Haru, though.
  • Covert Pervert: Despite having many Proper Lady traits and being a bit shy in general, she certainly isn't above staring intently at Haru's crotch when he gets naked the evening before the final battle.

Support Characters

    Cattleya Glory 
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Cool Big Sis

Haru's older sister and mother figure. She took over raising him after their dad vanished and their mother left to find him and came back in a body bag. She has little actual role in the series, but is Haru's initial motivation to train and it's implied that she may have forced a little of his nice personality upon him.

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP), Cindy Robinson (EN)

    Shiba Roses 
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The First Rave Master

The previous Rave Master. He was close to Resha Valentine, the creator of Rave, so when she gave her life to make them she made them work for him. He fought in the war against Dark Bring and failed to destroy the ultimate one at the very end of the battle, leading to Haru having to pick up where he left off fifty years later.

Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP), Alan Shearman (EN)
Young Shiba: Koichi Tochika (JP), Steve Blum (EN)

  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: He was actually supposed to die in the first chapter when a cannon shot him in the gut, but Hiro Mashima didn't want any deaths that early.
  • Passing the Torch: Twice. When he sees Haru able to use the Rave stone, he realizes he's the Rave Master successor and gives up his sword and power to him. Later, after Haru gains near all the stones, Shiba tests him one last time by taking a potion that restores his youth and fighting him to see if he truly has the resolve to finish the quest. When Haru indeed proves his worth, he passes on, content that the world is in good hands.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Resha.
  • Trial by Combat: He makes Haru work for the last Rave.

    Resha Valentine 

The creator of Rave and Plue's original owner who had the power of Etherion. She supposedly died during the Rave's creation ritual. She bears a mysterious resemblance to Elie.

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)

  • All-Loving Heroine: She was a sweet girl who wished for peace and happiness and was loved by everyone around her.
  • Bathing Beauty: She liked taking baths.
  • Be My Valentine: Her last name was Valentine, befitting her sweet and loving personality.
  • Belly Dancer: With the charming giant snakes even.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: One of her dreams was to become a bug.
  • Faking the Dead: She didn't actually die. She faked her death and became Elie in order to avoid kidnappers and make sure she would be alive by the time the Endless appeared 50 years later.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted; she didn't die creating Rave. That was a ruse..
  • Important Haircut: Resha cuts her long hair when she becomes Elie to better cast aside her previous identity.
  • Jumped at the Call: Having been told that her magic was the key to defeating the Dark Bring, she willingly served the king of Symphonia. Only Shiba had a glimpse of her own personal desires.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Shiba. His feelings for her are what keep him going after 50 years.
  • Magic Dance: Her dancing once stopped a monster snake that was attacking a town.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents died when she was very young.
  • Posthumous Character: Subverted; she didn't die pre-series. She's been part of the main cast the whole time.

    Marakia Symphonia 

The deceased King of the former Symphonian Kingdom. His real name is Glory Karm.
  • Facial Markings: He tattooed his face so no one would recognize him after he left Symphonia with Resha/Elie.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Shakuma planted a curse onto him and chuckled from the shadows as he slowly succumbed to the curse.

    Knights of the Blue Sky 

Deerhound, Clea Maltese, Master Dalmatian and Alpine Spaniel, the four strongest fighters of Symphonia that assisted Shiba during the war and died. Later they became the Guardians of the Rave stones. Alpine Spaniel is the only one who is still alive.

Deerhound is voiced by: Toshihiko Nakajima (JP), Beau Billingslea (EN)
Clea is voiced by: Mami Nakajima (JP), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)
Master Dalmatian is voiced by: Kousuke Okano (JP)
Alpine Spaniel is voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka (JP)

    Shuda 
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Badass Pyromaniac Swordsman

The first general of Demon Card that Haru encounters. He joined after Haru's father one of DC's founders got him interested, and has a tedious friendship with Gale. He helps out but doesn't seem to want to be included as part of the inner circle. He's also dating Haru's sister.

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN)

  • Brought Down to Badass: His second Dark Bring is destroyed when he tries to use it against Lucia, but he doesn't let it slow him down.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He was not happy to meet Cattleya's ex.
  • Cool Sword: Gale Glory gave him one after they fought and he lost.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes out one to Haru in their first fight until Haru breaks his Dark Bring and leaves.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Though it's implied he changed sides more because he was already close to Haru's dad and sister.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Appears to be one but then becomes The Dragon.
  • Discard and Draw: Gave his old Dark Bring to one of his underlings at the start of the series because he was receiving a better one. After it was broken by Haru, he replaced it with another new one by the time they fought again.
  • Four-Star Badass: He is a general in the Demon Card.
  • I Gave My Word: He sticks by Haru because Gale tearfully made him swear he would protect his son.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Though not in the sense of projectile aiming, his Dark Bring does require this kind of ability.
  • Jerkass Façade: He becomes this after being defeated.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: It isn't really that situation, and he opts for neither, but it reminds you of one.
  • No One Should Survive That: We still don't know how he survived a 1000+ foot fall after lopping of an arm. Leads too...
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: The most we get of anyone mentioning this is scolding Sieg for sounding disappointed when saying he thought Shuda died.
  • Playing with Fire: His Dark Brings' power. The first created flames, the second created explosions.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: And are the king of ballet.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Easily defeats Haru in their first encounter, only leaving when his Dark Bring broke and probably could have still won if he kept fighting.

    Galein Musica 
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An X-ty something year old smith who originally forged the legendary Ten Powers. When one of his swords was used to slaughter his family he gave up on sword-making and became a lapdog for Demon Card. He gets better once Haru reunites him with his Not Quite Dead grandson.

Voiced by: Yuichi Nagashima (JP), Ralph Votrian (EN)

  • And This Is For...: Slaughtering my entire family.
  • Badass Grandpa: When he stands up to Lance.
  • Cynicism Catalyst:
    • Losing his family to one of his own weapons made him give up on being a swordsmith.
    • If that wasn't bad enough, he actually served as their murderer for some time, at least until Haru came along.
  • Passing the Torch: After Haru obtains the last Rave, he gives his grandson his smithing journal.
  • Unobtainium: He used metal from a shooting star to make his extra special swords.
  • You Killed My Father: Just replace father with children, their spouses, and my grandchildren.

    Gale Glory 
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Too Cool Of A Dad To Live

Haru's long missing father. He has the same strong sense of justice as Haru.

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP), Steve Bulen (EN)

    Sakura Glory 
Haru's and Cattleya's mother.

Voiced by: Shoko Kikuchi

    General Jade 
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One of the four generals for The Empire who do virtually nothing other than act as Mr. Exposition. Jade stands out because he's the only one that doesn't get killed or turn out to be a mole. He never gets to meet Haru, but spends a good chunk of the story trying anyway. He's also Jegan's older brother.

Voiced by: Takehiro Murozono (JP)

  • Spell My Name with an "S": Go through the official translation and count the different names and spelling he gets. He's actually called Sieg initially, and they change the spelling on the next page.

    Sieg Hart 
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The first (and for a long while, only) sorcerer introduced. Sieg Hart is a magic swordsman obsessed with protecting time, which comes from being raised in a town with the same obsession. He's initially introduced as an assassin after both Elie and King, but after Haru stops Elie's Etherion without killing her Sieg has a change of heart and makes it his goal to protect Elie at all costs.

Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN)

  • Breakout Character: So popular that his design was reused no less than three times in another series, once as a major character.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: By the end of the series he's been everyone's enemy at some point. It's a little hard to notice because he's usually allied to multiple groups, but Shuda calls him out on it at one point.
  • The Comically Serious: Who didn't laugh when he said "poyo" during Ruby's explanation of magic?
  • Curtains Match the Window: A mysterious blue haired pretty boy, so popular it was used...thrice in Hiro Mashima's following series!
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Thank God.
  • Dying Alone: He dies Trapped in the Past and in order to not alter history, he spends the rest of his life protecting Resha/Elie's grave until he becomes a skeleton.
  • Elemental Powers: The only thing known about him for a while. He's even called "Elemental Master Sieg Hart".
  • Facial Markings: Which, probably unbeknownst to him, detail his future.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sends Haru and Elie back to the present, but he has to stay Trapped in the Past.
  • Instant Runes: Which is supposed to be tricky.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: He can be pretty active for a guy who just got his gut ripped open.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He has a magic battle that lasts seven whole days. Only the first couple spells and the last strikes of the match are shown.
  • One-Man Army: When Haja turns his village against him and he escapes. He takes on the whole village by himself. Even better, he did it without a single fatality using nothing but a sword and low magic power. To be fair, the sword absorbed the villagers' mana.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: After his fight with Haja. In his defense, he went a whole week without food or water, since it's the most ridiculously long fight in the series.
  • Purple Eyes: In the anime.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Death came late for him, though.
  • The Stoic: Starts out as a single-minded "protector of time," whose sole purpose was to kill Elie.
  • Tomato Surprise: Remember that skeleton in Symphonia? That was Sieg who was left Trapped in the Past.
  • Trapped in the Past: He stays trapped 50 years in the past after sending Haru and Elie back to the present. He decides not do anything, not even eat, in order to not alter history in the slightest. (Not that he doesn't go and talk to someone immediately after, but at that point he realized he was supposed to, to make history play out the way it did.) Not to mention pulling off a Gondor Calls for Aid for 50 years down the road.
  • Unreliable Expositor: Basically all the information he gives Elie about her identity turns out to be wrong.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He's only the first notable example.

    Remi 
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A girl who claims to be descendant of Clea Maltese and the leader of Ray Barrier City. She is actually Solasido's sister. Both of them along with Fua one of the cities warriors assisted the Rave Warriors during the battle at the Tower of Din.

Voiced by: Moyu Arishima (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)

    Solasido 
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Remi's brother.

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (JP), Ping Wu (EN)

    Alice 

A medicine man met by Haru's gang during the journey to Southernberg Island.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His elixirs prove very useful during the latter parts of the manga.

    Celia 
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The Other Love Interest

A young mermaid who Haru accidentally rescues while fishing. When trying to repay him she accidentally gets him caught up in a tragedy that has befallen her people. She eagerly follows Haru to rescue the other mermaids and stop Doryu, and turns out to be a bit of a hopeless romantic, loving him while believing they can never be together due to being separate races.

    Miltz 
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"You've put up a good fight, but for the sake of time you must die"

Sieg's mentor, and the head of the village dedicated to protecting the time stream. He unwittingly abuses his authority by having people go out and kill regardless of how they feel about it. When Sieg shows him that Haja is a traitor he becomes a little less uptight about what must be done to protect time.

    Nagisa Ansecto 
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The only female member of La Résistance, who's introduced on a self-assigned mission to assassinate Julius.
  • Action Girl: Went against her father's orders on a mission to kill Julius.
  • Daddy's Girl: To Yuma, although she turns out to be Hardner's daughter.
  • Happily Adopted: Yuma found her when she was a newborn and raised her as his own daughter.
  • Interrupted Suicide: She tries to kill herself after she fails in her mission to assassinate Julius.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Victim of this while she is taken prisoner by the Blue Guardians. Comes back to haunt Hardner after he learns who she really is.
  • La Résistance: She's a member and the daughter of its leader.
  • Oblivious Adoption: She has no idea that Yuma adopted her and that her real father is Hardner.
  • Ship Tease: With Musica, who has a knack for stealing her underwear. Also with Julius, which is ironic given how their relationship started.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of La Résistance.

    Yuma Ansecto 
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The head of a resistance against the Blue Guardians and Demon Card, He had a failed friendship with Hardner that bears an uncomfortable resemblance the one between Gale and King.

    Nibel 
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A resident kid of Sieg's village who also didn't believe in their mission to protect the timeline by any means necessary. He was chased out because of it but later helps Sieg when Haji manipulates the village to turn against him. After Haja is defeated and the king comes to his senses, he is welcomed back. Later on, he accompanies the heroes in the final battle and proves instrumental in the fight against Juria.

    Lazenby 
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A former member of the Imperial Guard of the Empire, after getting beaten easily by Shuda, Haru saves him and he becomes part of the group for the majority of the Blue Guardians Arc. He is a dramatic four armed parody of a superhero with the mistaken belief that the Rave Master is evil and he is doing good, he also has powers over white flames. He remains the same, except viewing Haru as a good guy now.

Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (JP - Fairy Tail x RAVE OVA)

    Branch 

Cattleya's ex-boyfriend. He encountered Haru while preparing to enter a local dance competition with Nagisa (who was under the name of Mika).
  • Troubled Abuser: Back in Garage Island, he was abusive towards Cattleya because he was bullied.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: The Blue Guardians plant a bomb in him when they turn him into a cyborg.

Villains

Demon Card/Shadow Guard

    King (Gale) Raregroove 
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The leader of Demon Card at the beginning of the series. He used to be Gale Glory's best friend but something came between them. He now causes misfortune wherever he can in an attempt to draw his old friend out and make him suffer.

Voiced by: Tessho Genda (JP), Peter Lurie (EN)

  • Parental Substitute: To Deep Snow.
  • Pet the Dog: Revealed after his death, he did love Deep Snow like a son and wanted to keep him away from his war.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Or suicide.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In his Monster Prison form.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Gale told the Imperials where Demon Card's Headquarters is with the deal of taking King alive as prisoner to end his corrupt ways. To his horror, the Imperials killed all the people inside the Headquarters including King's wife and son (presumably). As revenge for it, King broke out of prison and killed Gale's wife, Sakura, in front of him.
  • Sanity Slippage: What is frightening about Monster Prison, is that it makes the user become a mindless force of savagery.
  • Start of Darkness: The loss of his family.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Normally his killing of Sakura would've been a major Kick the Dog moment, but since it came right after he lost his wife and son, he comes off as far more tragic for doing so.
  • Walking Spoiler: Sharing a name with Haru's father deepens the mystery at the beginning of the story.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Gale Glory.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: His biological son is named Lucia. He named his adopted son Deep Snow because he was in a snowy mountain at the time.
  • You Killed My Father: He killed Gale's wife, Sakura, Haru's mother. Subverted in that Haru as well as the audience was more interested in having Sympathy for the Devil.

    Lucia Raregroove 
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"Your existence is surreal"

King's son who went Axe-Crazy after having a hellish childhood. He took over Demon Card after his father's defeat. He's noted as being something of a slave driver who comes dangerously close to having a god complex, and for offing any subordinate who fails even the slightest bit.

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (JP), Armando Valdes-Kennedy (EN)

  • A God Am I: Just a little, though. It's more like 'A God I Will Be'.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars
  • Jerkass: Lucia is not nice, to say the least. He does what he wants and kills who he wishes and thinks nothing of others.
  • Informed Flaw: Despite this being in his room, he never displays any extreme insanity or evil aside from his desire of nomarlcy of returning the world to its destroyed state, being a Card-Carrying Villain and Jerkass At his worst.
  • Instant Expert: Has less time with the Decalogue sword than his father did but by the time he faces Haru, he's learned to use nine of its ten forms.
  • Laser-Guided Tykebomb: Courtesy of the Sinclaire stone.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: One of the biggest plot twists regarding Lucia is that he isn't dead. The reader is even treated to his Start of Darkness several volumes before learning his character exists as more than a one off in somebody else's tragic backstory.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Very much, except a little more paranoid and more of a Jerkass.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: One of the reasons he tries to kill Haru.
  • One-Man Army: After breaking out of prison he killed an entire army single handedly, and then traveled to meet Haru by coercing an infamous crime syndicate into letting him use their airship. This was before he got the Decalogue sword.
  • Parental Abandonment: He lost his mother in an attack at age six, and because King didn't know he survived that attack, he was basically left to rot in Mega Unit while his father went off committing random acts of terrorism rather than trying to rescue him.
  • The Power of Hate: The tenth form of his sword, Dark Emilia.
  • Room Full of Crazy: Sieg discovers that Lucia's room was very much this.
  • Sacred First Kiss: Does this to Elie in their first encounter in front of everyone, all he's missing is "Your first kiss wasn't Haru, it was I, Lucia!" and the sound effect that goes with it.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: When he was six years old, Lucia was thrown in a maximum security prison as a precaution since his father was the leader of Demon Card. He also believes that his bloodline is cursed because of his ancestor's sin of creating an Alternate Timeline.
  • Start of Darkness: The loss of his family and being locked up for ten years for no reason other than being King's son.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: What his goal basically amounts to.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Coming from a family with a history of villainy, the Empire decided to get it over with and preemptively arrest Lucia. When he was six. That he went to prison because he was expected to become a villain is, ultimately, his motive for becoming a villain.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The first flashback of him as a kid even has him hiding from a stranger behind his mom.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a minor one when fighting Haru for a second one as the latter proved stronger then he was and tried to feel sorry for him, making this also a case of Don't You Dare Pity Me!.
    • Then their last fight has him basically blurting out the reasons for wanting the world to die!
  • Villainous Crush: On Elie.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He was thrown into jail for ten years just for being King's son, however, Lucia in the present, is far less sympathetic

    "Oracion Seis" 

  • Elemental Powers: Shuda's fire, Julius's ice, Berial's earth, Reina's air. Haja and Sieg Hart are both mages adept in all elements. Deep Snow, Shuda's replacement, controls water.

    Reina 
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The second Demon Card general introduced. A silver claimer like Musica. She tries to play up her looks and likes to flirt, though she isn't really interested in most men. She's also fiercely loyal to King, and hates working under Lucia. She eventually does a Heel–Face Turn after falling for Musica.

Voiced by: Yukana Nogami (JP), Tara Platt (EN), Sandy Fox (Child, EN)

  • Anti-Villain: The only member to have regret for her actions.
  • Battle Couple: With Musica. They defeat Ogre together.
  • Broken Bird: Especially since her father was killed for a crime he didn't commit and had to suffer for it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Her fight with Musica. They both had the same powers, but since she could create an endless supply of metal, he was no match for her.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Green hair and eyes.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: Unlike Musica, she relies entirely on her silver claimer powers. Since she can create metal out of nothing, she doesn't need much else.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Long green hair.

    Jegan 
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Yandere Dragon Illusionist Bio-Manipulator

The third Demon Card general introduced. Jegan is the serious, strong silent type, with a sword larger than Haru's. He was a childhood friend of Julia and Let's, but went just a little crazy when the Love Triangle didn't work in his favor.

Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (JP), Stephen Apostolina (EN)

  • All of the Other Reindeer: He was an outsider in his hometown. He came to believe Julia was the only person who cared for him.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: He wants to kill Let so he can have Julia who in her up until recently released from dragon state, is too mindless and far gone to comprehend this.
  • Not So Stoic: When he reveals his Yandere crush for Julia even keep her as a pet after she turned into a dragon.
  • Silent Bob: Mostly in his first appearance, until we find more about him.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Let. However, Jegan denies they were friends in the first place.
  • Yandere: He has an insane crush on Juila even keeping her as a pet after she turned into a dragon.

    Beryl 
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The fourth Demon Card general. A Sentinoid who works for Demon Card presumably out of boredom. He's impressed by Lucia's ruthlessness and manages to convince the Demon Lords to bow to him.

Voiced by: Souichirou Tanaka (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)

  • Early-Bird Cameo: He shows up once before the battle with King after having destoryed a town out of boredom, but has no role at all until after Lucia is freed.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His Dark Bring, "The Earth".
  • Informed Ability: He's supposed to be the strongest general, but all the others gave the heroes a much harder time.
  • Our Demons Are Different: It's not made clear if he and the Demon Lords are a different race than the demonoids
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Raids a hidden area the heroes are in with a army of bugs. He has the upper hand till Haru comes out... and takes Beryl out with one blow just like the trash he is.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The English manga uses "Berial".

    Haja 
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The fifth Demon Card general, who acts as temporary leader in the lull between King an Lucia's rule. He's also Demon Card's primary sorcerer. He's eventually revealed to be from the same origins as Sieg with the same mission, but isn't quite as willing to convert to the light.

Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (JP), Richard Epcar (EN)

    Julius 
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The sixth, and vain, Demon Card general. Julius has serious moments once in a blue moon, and usually only because the enemy dared to strike him in the face. In spite of his goofy attitude, he's a powerful fighter, and the other generals tolerate his behavior. He seems to be the only general who acknowledges Shuda as an equal.

Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma (JP), Jeff Nimoy (EN)

    Deep Snow 
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One of the four generals for The Empire, who defects to Demon Card after Lucia takes over. He's later revealed to be King's adopted son, who was sent away to be "saved from the path of darkness". He has no attatchment to Lucia, but serves Demon Card in order to try to satisfy King.

Voiced by: Yusei Oda (JP)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is light brown in the anime.
  • Anti-Villain: He only wants to do his father proud.
  • Body Horror: He's able to bend literally anything that moves in any manner he chooses, including people!
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: His forbidden Dark Bring is able to awaken the hidden power of humans, enough to beat the crap of Shuda.
  • Improbable Age: Explained away by him aging 2.5 times faster than a normal person, but he was a baby when Emilia and Sakura died. In other words, he's only been alive about ten years during the events of the story. And even if you count him as 25, he's still a 25 year old who was one of the Empire's top generals, despite having no connections to propel him to that point and, at most, eight years to climb the social ladder. (Or three, if you don't want to count the time it would take him to reach a reasonable age to enlist.)
  • Making a Splash: Able to bend water.
  • Meaningful Name: Kind of. It was snowing heavily when King named him.
  • Not So Stoic: When he uses his Forbidden Dark Bring.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When he was a toddler attacked by wolves, he friggin' wiped them out, leaving only a crater behind, all done unconsciously.
  • Replacement Goldfish: To King, who didn't know Lucia was alive.
  • Sixth Ranger: Takes Shuda's place among the six, only to be beaten by him seven volumes later.

Other Villains

    Doryu 
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A Demon Lord (technically, the fifth), who chose to come to the human world to live hand in hand with humans. It didn't work out, and he decided to destroy the humans instead.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: "Long ago, King and I fought, and it ended in a draw. I have since become much stronger." He's not exaggerating as in their initial fight, Haru is unable to even touch him.
  • Start of Darkness: The village he created turning on him and locking him up.
  • The Stoic: The only one that's not not giving a smug grin or a Slasher Smile most of the time.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Despite being a demon lord, Doryu came to the human world hoping to create a place where all species could live in harmony. When Fantastic Racism became too severe and he was locked away by the people he sought to help, he lost it.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Haru deflects his ultimate attack he finally looses what little remains of his composure.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: When he was younger, he tried to forge peace between humans and non-humans. He failed because of the humans' Fantastic Racism.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Not on himself. Any wound he inflicts on someone with his Demon Sword will refuse to heal and get progressively worse until midnight.

    Ogre 
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Gold Rush!

The leader of the Oni, who teamed up with Doryu to overthrow two other names in the underworld. He's the most heartless of the main villains, and also the most lecherous. He's completely obsessed with power, and doesn't care who he tramples over to get it.

    Hardner 
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I was a lot bigger in my introduction

The leader of a criminal organization known as "Blue Guardians". After the loss of his wife and unborn child he found an Artifact of Doom that convinced him to forget his misery by making everything simply disappear and merge with Elie to do so.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He's racist against non humans for no reason than human superiority, which is shared by all of his organization, even the Ambiguously Human ones.
  • Sadist: He and his organization share this as their main trait.
  • Smug Super: While Ogre was very cocky, everything he does as a villain is filled with bold confidence in his superiority.
  • The Sociopath: He and his organization have this as their motif.
  • The Starscream: Well, it's destroying everything, but it still counts since he allied with Lucia.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: He tries to summon the Endless to wipe out his own painful memories.
  • Time Master: He can use this to make people experience their old injuries and erase his own injuries. As well as building and plant life.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Threefold. One during his final fight with Haru when he realizes his Dark Bring power is failing him as it can only heal him so much and be used in his attacks. The second when he sees Endless being pushed back by Elie and Belnika, denying him his wish to destroy everything because of his painful past memories. And finally, after he's defeated it's revealed that Nagisa, the girl he tortured just for fun, was in fact his daughter who he thought died in the plane crash that killed his pregnant wife.

    Shakuma 
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Haja's teacher whose magic surpasses even his own, he joins Demon Card in order to initiate Project DR. He is also the old king of the Raregroove Kingdom, thus being King's father and Lucia's grandpa and real name is Raregroove.
  • The Archmage: The strongest sorcerer in the series.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Back when he was king of the Raregroove king.
  • Ax-Crazy: As it turns out, he's the worst in the series. He was disappointed with Overdrive only killing two million people because he wanted the entire world to be destroyed.
  • Badass Grandpa: In spite of being the worst parent and horrible human being, he's the strongest sorcerer in the series almost killing the entire cast. Plus he is Lucia's grandfather.
  • Bait the Dog:
    • The Raregroove king was implied to be a Well-Intentioned Extremist until he was revealed to be a a sadistic sorcerer who started the war For the Evulz.
    • Also putting King up for adoption was only to have him grow up and destroy the universe for him rather than any concern.
  • Broken Pedestal:
  • Evil Old Folks: Even more of one, once he's revealed to be a disgusting sadist.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Most powerful one in the series.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Haja assumed that Shakuma shared in his ambitions to take over all of existence, he died before learning that the latter was a sadistic monster bent on returning the universe to its previous state.
  • For the Evulz: His reason for causing the Symphonia/Raregroove war.
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • He was the one who first used the Sinclair and started the conflict of the entire series, and made sure his family would continue the his war to destroy the world.
  • Jerk Ass: Especially after revealing he's a sadistic who loves causing suffering For the Evulz.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He left King to be raised by some family, not out of concern, but to later grow up to be a world destroying sociopath.
  • Magic Staff: Owns a curved one.
  • Not So Stoic: Once he reveals his vile nature.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Unlike his grandson, he has no reason besides being evil.
  • Parental Abandonment: He left his son King to some family, but considering his character, it was likely he wanted him to grow and destroy the universe as soon as possible rather than concern.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He only smiled once, and that was a merely a second. Which devolves into a full Slasher Smile once he loses it.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He can create giant natural disasters on a whim.
  • Prophet Eyes: Until his Villainous Breakdown, when he regains pupils.
  • Sadist: As it turns out, he's easily the most sadistic of the Raregrooves, causing a curse on the King of Symphonia that would slowly kill him like a disease.
  • Slasher Smile: When he loses it.
  • The Sociopath: And how! He's easily the least sympathetic Raregroove in the series.
  • Squishy Wizard: Averted hard. Unlike his apprentice he takes a hell of a beating before biting the dust, surviving Elie throwing one of his own very destructive spells back at him.
  • Strike Me Down With All Your Hatred: Encourages Elie to kill him with Etherion because he's certain she will destroy the world along with him. This stop when it turns out she can control it enough to just kill him.
  • The Unfettered: He wants to destroy the world and doesn't care how. Even his own life comes second as long he can achieve his goal.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After being hit by Elie's Etherion, he goes from being a Perpetual Frowner with Prophet Eyes to a disgusting monster who gloats about his evil deeds.
  • Walking Spoiler:
    • He's King's father and and by extension Lucia's grandfather.
    • The fact he's a Sadist is one as well.

    The Four Demon Lords 
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Megido, Juria, Uta, and Ashura (with Doryu still living according to the author, but somehow forgot to include) They rule the Mythical Realm where all the sentinoids come from with an iron fist. Beryl convinces them to submit themselves to Lucia. They become his Quirky Miniboss Squad during the final battle.
  • Achilles' Heel: Ashura apparently forgot that being a demon filled with Dark Bring means you're a sitting duck for the Ten Powers (and Plue).
  • All Your Powers Combined: Ashura controls every Dark Bring, in addition to Final Story which initially allowed him to destroy any Dark Bring used against him before he gave it to Lucia.
  • Ax-Crazy: Ashura and Megido, especially Ashura.
    • Jura and Uta are more subtle, but ultimately as insane as the other two.
  • BFS: Uta doesn't hold a candle to God's though.
  • Blood Knight: Uta, he is a Demon Lord of War after all, Megido has shades of this.
  • Co-Dragons: Essentially, with Megido standing out the most.
  • The Dragon: Once Lucia scraps all his other minions, Megido especially.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ashura fights Haru, with the former dominating the fight after his One-Winged Angel due to his Dark Bring nature. Unfortunately, it's for those same reasons he ultimately is destroyed since the latter has the Ten Powers, which is his Achilles' Heel.
  • Horned Humanoid: Both Ashura and Uta, but with the former, it's a major plot point since growing a second set actually increases his powers.
  • An Ice Person: Juria.
  • Killer Rabbit: Ashura, despite his small size, was able to defeat Musica with ease.
    • Subverted, he's actually much bigger than in his true form.
  • King of Beasts: Megido looks like one.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: How Ashura dies.
  • No Body Left Behind: Each of the Demon Lords do this as they are defeated, with the exception of Megido, whose body is melted by lava.
  • Oh, Crap!: All of them when the heroes manage to gain the upper hand. Juria when Belnika attempts to pull a Taking You with Me on her, when Nibel uses forbidden magic to age himself and match her power and realizing Julia has found out her weakness. Uta when Let reveals he holds the spirit of the Dragon King in him and proceeds to curbstomp him. Ashura when he suddenly realizes Haru's Sword, the Ten Commandments, was made for destroying Dark Bring of which he is made out of. And Megido when Shuda slashes through his Hellfire and him along with it.
  • One-Winged Angel: Uta just grows another set of horns, but Ashura follows this trope more accurately.
  • Playing with Fire: Megido.
  • Quirky Mini Boss Squad: For the final battle. Gave all the heroes a run for their money that left them near-death due to having to use forbidden magic just to even the odds or, at best, severely wounded.
  • Satan: Ashura's true form invokes this.
  • Squishy Wizard: Juria, who has a healing factor and can recover from most heavy damage done to her. However the group she's fighting against (Julia, Belnika and Nibel) realize while her outsides can take a lot of damage. Her insides are vulnerable as her skeleton is made of ice. Once the latter two damage her enough to paralyze her, cue Julia coming in for the finishing blow via Kiss of Death.
  • Stripperific: Juria.
  • Stupid Evil: The only way to describe Ashura's decision to fight Haru, despite his entire body consisting of the thing that the latter's weapon was meant to destroy.
  • Super Mode: Juria's hair stands up and is apparently stronger, Remind you of anything anyone?
  • Taking You with Me: Megido attempts this by breaking the ground Shuda and he are fighting on and trying to drop both of them into the lava below. Is thwarted when Haru manages to save Shuda.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Ashura, whose body was implanted with Dark Bring, forgot that he was fighting Haru, whose sword was made to destroy Dark Bring!
  • Undying Loyalty: They swear loyalty once they see how evil Lucia is, but Megido stands out the most, since he's made the second most appearances next to Doryu.
  • Winged Humanoid: Ashura in his true form.

    Palace Guardians 
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L'Tiangle, Rionette, Racas and Ron Glace. Five warriors from other dimensions are brought together by one of King's Dark Brings, the Gate. The guard the Tower of Din as well as being non-humans of unparalleled strength. One, Let, later does a Heel–Face Turn and becomes one of the good guys.

L'Tiangle is voiced by: Katsuaki Arima (JP), Jeff Nimoy (EN)
Rionette is voiced by: Kousuke Okano (JP), Patricia Lentz (EN)
Racas is voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (JP) Armando Valdes Kennedy (EN)
Ron Glace is voiced by: Souichirou Tanaka (JP) Joe Ochman (EN)

Other Characters

    Levin 
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A minor character who plays the Straight Man to Nakajima in the Flash Forward mini-strips "Levin Minds the House". Levin is left by his parents in the care of the strange creature Nakajima. The question of his parentage is supposed to keep people in suspense. He's Haru and Elie's son.
  • Babies Ever After: He's Haru and Elie's son.
  • Forgetful Jones: He's prone to amnesia so he can't remember his parents. Nakajima torments him by telling him lies about them. He got the bad memory from his mother.
  • Straight Man: To Nakajima, poor Levin.

    Nakajima 
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We don't know what he is, but there's a lot of them

A strange plant person who grows on Haru's house. He's some sort of bizarre insectivorous sunflower, but even though he's a plant he refuses to admit this. In the side-comics, he babysits Levin, mostly via tormenting him.

Voiced by: Kosuke Okano

  • Bizarre Alien Biology: He can move only when others don't see him and can reproduce asexually despite having parents.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: His attempts at trying to sound worldly comes as across as this.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: His species are immobile legless plants but live in a normal-looking village affixed to houses and manage to go about normal human lives, but only offscreen, with no explanation about how they do it.
  • Plant Person: A sunflower...thing.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bugs, and ramen.
  • Truly Single Parent: He gives birth to a child, which horrifies poor Levin, which puts the plausibility of Nakajima having two parents into further confusion.
  • Weirdness Coupon: Just read everything before this entry.
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