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Heart Drives: The maiden circuits. They give the girls the ability to feel emotion and have thought patterns much like human beings. Without them, they're just ordinary marionettes, as Otaru finds out the hard way with Lime.
Ridiculously Human Robots: All three have the unique ability of autonomy, something that most other marionettes lack, but their maiden circuits have to reach full maturity to truly understand human emotions.
Unwanted Harem: In a way. They all pursue Otaru's affections but Otaru equally cares for the three. Deconstructed in J to X, after Otaru sees how happy they are without him in Xi'an after their minds were forcibly reset. He then proceeds to slowly drive them away from his life, unable to choose one of them as a bride and believing that he denied their freedom.
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (JP), Maggie Blue O'Hara (EN, J Series and R OVA), Julie Maddalena (EN, J Again Series), Mariette Sluyter (EN, J to X Series), Cristina Hernández (LA)
The first marionette awakened by Otaru, Lime's childlike naïveté sets her apart from other marionettes, most of whom can't think for themselves. She, along with Cherry and Bloodberry, loves Otaru, but is far more innocent in her intentions than the other two.
Lime got her first experience with life and death after adopting an squirrel as pet. It fell sick and Lime just thought it needed new parts as marionettes do sometimes. Otaru explain to her a vital difference between marionettes and living things: living things can die anytime. The squirrel survived though but it was just the beginning.
Technically the second marionette Otaru awakens (In the manga, she and Bloodberry are awakened simultaneously), Cherry fits the role of a Yamato Nadeshiko quite nicely, right down to her impressive cooking. Often fantasizes about her Master Otaru whenever he's around her.
Parent for a Day: In an episode of J to X, Cherry finds a lost baby clone and decides to keep him for a while until being able to return him. Her maternal instincts start to blossom and she decides to keep the baby, but has to return him to the authorities in order to protect his life.
The Three Faces of Eve: She is extremely domestic and focused on being proper which causes her to appear more even-tempered and less impulsive than Lime or Bloodberry. Often when the other two are running rough-shod over the show's protagonist she is the one to stop and consider his feelings. She fits the wife archetype in addition to really wanting to be the protagonist's wife.
The last (and certainly the most powerful) marionette Otaru awakens, Bloodberry openly makes advances to Otaru and uses her charm to win him over. She's physically the oldest of Otaru's marionettes, filling in the role of a parental figure to Lime and Cherry.
The Three Faces of Eve: She is more shameless than Cherry, and more sexual in her intention. Additionally, she is the only one of the trio with a mature-looking body. She fits the seductress archetype very well.
Kaiser (later Führer) of Gartland who seeks to dominate the other 6 city-states of Terra II. He's the fourteenth descendant of the original Faust, one of the six original survivors of the colony ship Mesopotamia.
The Atoner: After the events of J, he decides to walk the planet, hoping to remedy his 300 years of misguided thoughts and actions through acts of goodwill.
Voiced by: Urara Takano (JP), Venus Terzo (EN, J Series), Dian Andrews (EN, J Again Series), Elizabeth Stepkowski (EN, J to X Series), Gabriela Michel (LA)
One of Faust's Saber Dolls, Tiger takes the role of leadership among the three Dolls, but not always. Just like how Lime, Cherry, and Bloodberry love Otaru, she deeply cares for Faust and does everything she can to please him, disregarding his abusive tendencies. She watched over Faust for at least two generations and shows some amount of disdain for the current Faust's transformation from an innocent boy into the cold, monomaniacal führer who terrorizes Terra II.
Sharing power with Tiger over leadership of the Saber Dolls, Luchs has intelligence that rivals Cherry's own tactical skills. Shows some degree of airheadedness once Faust gives the Saber Dolls permission to leave him post-J, but keeps her serious side dominant at all times.
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Samantha Ferris (EN, J Series), Carol Stanzione (EN, J Again Series), Michelle Armeneau (EN, J to X Series), Belinda Martínez (LA)
The most powerful of Faust's Saber Dolls, Panther uses her innate physical strength to pummel anyone who dares to defy Faust's reign. She's not the smartest or most patient of the three Dolls, but shows competency in what she does. She sees Bloodberry as a Worthy Opponentbut then as a friendly rival during her stay in Otaru's home.
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN, J Series), Robert Martin Klein (EN, J Again Series), Bryce Kulak (EN, J to X Series), Ricardo Tejedo (LA)
The Butt Monkey of the series, he's the son of a wealthy man, but decides to move next door to Otaru. At first, he's a Jerkass to Otaru and berates his hardworking lifestyle, but later becomes obsessed with him. He also helps Otaru and the Marionettes several times with his vast knowledge about Terra II, it's story and it's cultures.
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Baikou, JP), Nicole Oliver (Baikou, EN, J Series), Anne Sherman (Baikou, EN, J Again Series), Rebeca Rambal (Baikou, LA), Maria Kawamura (Tamasaburou, JP), Ellen Kennedy (Tamasaburou, EN, J Series), Jane Sanford (Tamasaburou, EN, J Again Series), Alejandra de la Rosa (Tamasaburou, LA)
The guardians of the Japoness castle. They don't have Maiden Circuits, but seem to be more intelligent than most normal Marionettes.Both
Karma Houdini: Somewhat. After stealing Lime's maiden circuit and being Faust's mole, the guy gets away with just a happy exile alongside Koyuki.
Love Makes You Evil: He stole Lime's maiden circuit during her moment of weakness to reset it and install it into his own marionette Koyuki, so Koyuki could love him and smile to him just like Lime does with Otaru.
Voiced by: Yuri Amano (JP), Ellen Kennedy (EN, J Series), Emily Brown (EN, J Again Series), Isabel Martiñón (LA)
A woman only known through a painting of her in the Japoness pioneers museum. Her painting serves as a reminder of "The human female", a gender which does not exist on Terra II.The seventh survivor of the Mesopotamia incident, Lorelei was locked inside the orbiting ship for roughly 300 years because the A.I. program she invented fell in love with her. Once she's saved from her suspended animation, she resides in Japoness to serve as the city-state's new ruler. Her wisdom allows her to fill the vacant spot of Shogun Ieyasu quite nicely, but she longs to go out and explore Terra II in spite of the Imperial Guards' protection of her.
Gilded Cage: After her rescue, she's kept under heavy security, not just as the last female of Terra II but also as Japoness' new ruler; she would prefer to go outside the castle and explore Terra II than stay in the castle.
Hero's Muse: Otaru sees her painting multiple times and is always intrigued by the concept of a human woman.
Motherly Scientist: Lorelei takes a motherly stance towards Lime - not to mention the fact, that she's both the creator of the Marionettes, AND that they were created on her image.
Nice Job Breaking It Heroine: She was the original creator and designer of an A.I. that would become the predecessor to the maiden circuits, but said A.I. became evil because it fell in love with her and wanted to have her for itself, setting the plot of J in motion.
Bait-and-Switch Lesbians: Her maiden circuit as well and her attachment to Lime imply a more romantic connection between the two, but her true case of Love at First Sight was with the ocean because she awoke underwater.
Really 700 Years Old: It's eventually revealed that he was the ONLY survivor of an earlier expedition to Terra II, keeping himself alive through stasis and machines. The events of J and J Again were orchestrated by him so that he could finally return home to Earth. He failed.