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Characters: Rumble Roses
The character sheet for the all-female wrestling game series Rumble Roses.

Baby Face Personas

Reiko Hinomoto

  • All Japanese Face
  • Badass Adorable
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Big Damn Heroes: Trailers for XX has Reiko pull this in a manner that would do "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Rock or John Cena proud.
  • Fangirl: Reiko is a big fan of Aisha's. Too bad Aisha treats her with disdain when they meet, believing that Dixie must have been "trippin" to be excited over Reiko and that Kamikaze Rose must have been spinning in her grave.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Dixie Clements.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname literally translates to "Player One" in Japanese.
    • Also, "Rei" can mean "Zero", hence "Zero Fighter".
  • Momma's Girl: Frequently asks her dead mother in heaven to watch over her, and fights her matches and advances in her goals for her mother's sake.
  • My Hero Zero: Her wrestling moniker is "Zero Fighter".
  • No Mercy: Apparently, as we learn in Makoto's and Evil Rose's storylines, Reiko's mother used to tell her that "there is no mercy in combat". This trope is played gently, however; it just means Reiko never holds back when she fights.
  • Panty Shot: Her hot pants are perpetually unzipped, revealing her panties' waistband.
  • To Be a Master: Reiko's goal is to be the greatest wrestler the world has ever seen, to make her mother in heaven proud of her.

Dixie Clements

Aisha

  • Bare Your Midriff: See the picture
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Dixie's storyline, after Dixie beats Lady X the final boss, Lady X charges at Dixie as she is trying to catch her breath, but Aisha suddenly shows up and saves Dixie on the grounds that she wants nobody other than herself to take Dixie down.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: See the picture
  • I Know MMA: She wears black MMA style gloves, uses armbars, and the ground n' pound. In RRXX, she adds mounted knees.
  • The Minnesota Fats: With Dixie. Unusually, it's not just because Dixie once defeated Aisha. As Aisha explains before their match in her storyline, it's also because Aisha was born poor and had to work her way up to wealth, while Dixie has always had money. Also, in Aisha's opinion, Dixie always "acted like the queen of high school."
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her moves and appearance were blatantly inspired by several different pop starlets, but most obviously Beyoncé Knowles.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Despite how mad Aisha is at Dixie, she actually saves Dixie in the latter's ending because she is going to be the one to take Dixie down.
  • Unknown Rival: Aisha is one to Dixie; Dixie didn't have a clue "what she ever did to Aisha" until Aisha explained herself just before their match.

Makoto Aihara

  • Badass Adorable
  • CatchPhrase: "Time to psych up! Fight!! Fight!! Fight!!" She says this twice: once at the beginning of her own storyline, and once in Reiko's storyline before Reiko and Makoto's match.
  • Genki Girl
  • Idol Singer: Her superstar gimmick.
  • The Minnesota Fats: With Aigle, but a much more mild example than Aisha with Dixie. Makoto does not hold a grudge against Aigle like Aisha does with Dixie; rather, Makoto thinks Aigle is strong because Aigle beat her before and Makoto wants to get strong enough to beat Aigle. They're rather civil to each other even before they become friends.
  • The Power of Friendship: Makoto believes in this. Her theory is that everyone has inner weaknesses they try to hide, but friends can help each other overcome them and become stronger. The power of friendship works in this example; it allows Makoto to break Aigle free of Anesthesia's brainwashing in her storyline, much to Anesthesia's disgust.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's among the physically weakest of the girls in the game but she makes up for it by being an Olympic level judoka (judo practicioner).
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: In this game of kayfabe, she stands out for it. She compliments Candy Cane and Reiko after beating them. Reiko has to tell Makoto to lay off the "Miss" stuff. She thinks all her matches are learning experience for her to grow stronger, whether she wins or loses. This is how she's able to break Aigle's brainwashing later on in her storyline, and Reiko is heavily taken aback in her storyline when Makoto shows up brainwashed by Anesthesia into being coldhearted.

Aigle

  • A-Cup Angst: Implied to have this before and after her match with Aisha. It is also implied that she has this before her match with Dixie.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins
  • Female Gaze: Aigle looks at Aisha's body before and after their match. She also looks at and compliments Dixie's breasts before their match.
  • Innocently Insensitive: To be fair, Aigle's usually pretty nice, but her reaction to the sight of Dixie's breasts is to exclaim that the cowgirl has "teats more magnificent than my sheep."
  • Hidden Depths: Though you only get to see them if you're playing as her. First of all, Aigle notices right off the bat that Evil Rose isn't really evil and comments that Evil Rose has a sad look like a "wounded wolf". Second of all, Aigle has the "heart of a hawk", which is how she's able to figure out that Anesthesia's offer to make her stronger was made with a "serpent's tongue." And finally, when Makoto gets brainwashed into the Black Belt Demon in Aigle's storyline, Aigle manages to break through the brainwashing. Suffice it to say, while Aigle isn't speaking in her native language, and thus unfairly comes across as a simpleton, she's definitely no idiot.
  • Meaningful Name: Even though she's Mongolian, Aigle is French for "Eagle".
  • Real Women Love the Great Father
  • Third-Person Person
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In Makoto's storyline, Aigle promises not to lose and makes Makoto promise not to lose either so they can have their match later.
  • You No Take Candle: English/Japanese (depending on what version you're playing) isn't Aigle's first language, since she's from Mongolia. Consequently, Aigle has problems with pronouns and contractions, thus unfairly making her sound like more of an airhead than she really is, in a manner similar to Shampoo. This was tone down in XX, making it so that she only slips into this type of speaking on occasion.

Judgment/Yasha (alternate)

Noble Rose/Fujiko Hinomoto (alternate)

Rebecca "Becky" Welsh (alternate)

Miss Muriel Spencer

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: All of her punch attacks open with one of these.
  • Badass Teacher: She prefers to stress the fact she's a teacher. The fact she can suplex people is just gravy (as far as she's concerned). In her storyline, it turns out there's actually a reason why she's so good at suplexing despite being a teacher: it's because in her college days, before she became a teacher, she used to be captain of the wrestling team.
  • Beauty Mark
  • Christmas Cake
  • Hidden Depths: Just scroll down to Mistress Spencer.
  • Hot Teacher
  • Improbable Age: According to her profile, she's 28. It's said that, prior to being a teacher, she was also a wrestling instructor, which explains how she carries her weight in the tournament.
  • Meganekko
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: She joins the fray when seeking Candy Cane out.
  • Only Sane Man: With the exception of Dixie, she's pretty much the most level headed character in the cast, mainly by virtue of not giving a crap about the kayfabe the other characters take seriously.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Anesthesia

  • Absolute Cleavage
  • Big Bad: And a non-spoiler example, since even in storylines where she first shows up as a friend offering an opportunity, such as in Makoto's storyline, Anesthesia's "offer" is heavily loaded with creepy undertones, and whichever girl the player is playing as is heavily creeped out by it. In Reiko's storyline, Anesthesia's first introduced as the bitch who brainwashed Reiko's sister. Also, as we learn in her own storyline, her "big plan" is to perfect Lady X as a weapon and radically alter the balance of global military power, but not as a "merchant of death" - it's not about the money, it's about a desire to fill this world with fear and suffering.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Considering she's a face, even though she makes no real attempt to hide her bitchiness.
  • Deal with the Devil: In most storylines other than hers, Anesthesia offers the girl in question an opportunity to become even stronger. They all refuse for different reasons; Makoto wants to get stronger through training and perseverance, Aisha finds Anesthesia creepy and wonders what her deal is, etc.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Anesthesia seems to have trouble comprehending that humans are capable of experiencing emotions other than the "jealousy, hatred, and humiliation" that she cites in her storyline's intro sequence. For example, when Reiko and Dixie act in a friendly manner after their match despite being huge rivals, Anesthesia's reaction is to wonder if they're going to hug, and then claim she's going to be sick. She has a similar "going to be sick" reaction when Aigle and Makoto act in a friendly manner despite being huge rivals. This also ends up derailing her plan if the player is playing a face storyline; typically Anesthesia brainwashes someone, but that someone is then snapped out of it by the power of friendship.
  • Hello, Nurse!
  • Light Is Not Good: The game designates her as a "face," but she's transparently evil from the get go.
  • Mad Doctor
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit
  • Psycho Lesbian: Has some really blatant Les Yay for most of the cast, and a remark she makes about "Miss Walsh" (Candy Cane) has Miss Spencer rather understandably worried for her student's continued state of virtue.
  • Sexy Stewardess: Her superstar gimmick.
  • Underboobs: In her superstar outfit.
  • Wham Line: Minor example in Reiko's storyline when Reiko expresses a desire to make her mother "up there" proud of her: "UP...there? Hm? She could be DOWN there for all you know. Right next to your sister." It's sort of true; it turns out Lady X, the final boss, is a cyborg made from Reiko's mother's DNA.

Heel Personas

Rowdy Reiko (a.k.a. Queen Cobra)

Sgt. Clemets

  • Dirty Cop / Fair Cop
  • Dirty Harriet: Possibly, considering that most heels play up on fetishes, and Dixie here is no exception to this rule.
  • Freudian Excuse: She became a "cop" precisely because that way she'd be the good guy no matter what she did, after the fans started booing her when she'd expected them to cheer. The "no matter what" part is what makes her a "crooked cop", and therefore a "heel".

Showbiz/Sista A

  • Belly Dancer: Her superstar gimmick.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Her motivation. Aisha turned into "Showbiz" because her CD sales plummeted just because she liked to "bend the rules" a bit, and she never forgot her famous days with eyes on her dancing on a stage.
  • Underboobs

The Black Belt Demon

Killer Khan/Great Khan

  • Dragon Lady: Complete with a qipao-styled dress.
  • Facial Markings: Wears white makeup and red facepaint.
  • In Name Only: Killer Khan is the ring name of an actual wrestler. Subverted in that Aigle's fighting style (roughneck, sometimes with weapons) and nationality (Mongolian) are actually similar to the billing of the real life Killer Khan's. Hence, she was renamed Great Khan in Rumble Roses XX.
  • Third-Person Person

Bloody Shadow/Benikage (default)

  • Dramatic Unmask: In a Type I example, after she begins fighting independently rather than for any organization, she tosses her mask away as a symbol of this and fights without it for the final few matches of her story.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's only a heel because the game says so. She's no more evil, sinister, or even somewhat rude in her Bloody Shadow/Benikage persona than she is as Judgment/Yasha.
  • The Infiltration: Bloody Shadow isn't actually a heel; she's a member of an unidentified Japanese ministry and she's been sent to investigate the shenanigans going on behind the Rumble Roses tournament. This is not a spoiler, by the way, since it's the very first thing we hear from her narrative voice at the beginning of her story mode.
  • I Work Alone: Due to a certain event that happens in Bloody Shadow's storyline, at the end she decides she owes allegiance to no entity at all, even refusing to team up with Noble Rose when she offers.
  • Mask of Power: With an oni mouth etched on it, no less.
  • Ninja
  • Ninja Log: When she initiates a reversal.
  • Not So Different: Bloody Shadow's storyline revolves around her investigating the brainwashing scheme that turns women into "puppets", but near the end, it turns out her boss has betrayed her and sold her to Anesthesia, like a "dog". This makes Bloody Shadow mad enough to turn into a "wolf", to use her metaphor, and scuttle Anesthesia's scheme anyway.
  • Precision F-Strike: "You bitch, die"!
  • Spotting the Thread: Bloody Shadow is unique in that she can tell when someone's been brainwashed even before they start talking like the Hulk and ranting about killing people. How? It turns out anyone who's been brainwashed gets a tattoo near their breast, and since Bloody Shadow's a trained government agent, she can spot this in advance.
  • Vapor Wear

Evil Rose/Fujiko Hinomoto (default)

Candy Cane/Rebecca Welsh (default)

Mistress Spencer

Dr. Cutter/Dr. Anesthesia

Lady X Substance/Lady X Subsistence

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