The characters of the anime and manga series Shugo Chara!. Please help with the blurbs!Beware of Unmarked Spoilers!
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The Guardians are the student council of the school, whose task aside from protecting and representing the general student population is to preserve the Heart's Eggs of said children, and personages within general. They are also tasked with hunting for the Embryo (Due towards Tadase's ideas towards creating himself as the world's king.), the legendary wish-granting Egg, which of course pits them against the Easter Company. It is primarily composed of four kids: the King's Chair, the Queen's Chair, the Jack's Chair, the Ace's Chair, and the occasional Joker's Chair, only taken via one with three or more Chara. Each of the members has a Guardian Character that represents an aspect of the person they want to be, which grants them special powers when they need it.The Guardians were founded by Tsukasa, making the current ones the second generation of Guardians.Tropes in general:
Instant Fan Club: There are actually several of these, with overlapping memberships; they're formed prior to the start of the series. The Guardians as a whole, the boys individually, and Amu and Rima even before they join, each have fanclubs. Each fanclub is based on the target's outward character, not the inner one.
Magical Girl: Amu and the female members; the male ones are magical boys.
Playing Card Motifs: The positions are titled King, Queen, Jack, and Ace. Amu in particular has guardian characters titled Amulet (Suit).
"We are all the main characters of our own stories!"
Shugo Chara!'s main protagonist; everybody sees Amu Hinamori as a "Cool and Spicy" girl. In reality, however, she's really just a clumsy girl who really has no clue, like the majority of the student population. This changes, however, when she wakes up to find three eggs, each containing a different Character Change, aka an aspect of the personality she wants to be: Ran (Amulet Heart) makes her sporty and athletic, Miki (Amulet Spade) makes her cool and artistic, and Suu (Amulet Clover) makes her sweeter and more domestic. When the Guardians, the school's student council, finds out about this, they invite her into their circle — because she, with three Guardian Characters, has the perfect qualifications for the Joker's Chair.
Involuntary Dance: Ran did this to her via telekinesis in one scene in episode 6. She was not amused.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She starts the series as one, with her inner self being very sweet and well-meaning but her outer self being very cold and stand-offish and doing things like calling Tadase a "shrimp."
Magic Skirt: Season 1 gave her a perfect example - covering even though it appears to be at right angles to her body. Then season 2 goes the opposite direction and chucks a Panty Shot into the opening theme. Then again this may be the animators trying to point out that Amu is wearing some kind of cheerleader shorts under there.
Mercury's Wings: Wings appear next to Amu's feet during character changes with Ran.
Power Gives You Wings: Amulet Diamond with her wing-like extensions. Also subverted with Amulet Angel, Amu's transformation with El, who does have wings, but isn't all that powerful.
Red Armband of Leadership: Amu has one of these (unlabeled), symbolic of her outward character's fame rather than any position. Perhaps this serves more of a purpose when she's recruited as the Guardians' Joker.
Sugar and Ice Personality: Her public persona (and Impossibly Cool Clothes) gives her the "cool and spicy" title, but she just wants to be like any other girl and is actually somewhat shy. She opens up more as the series goes on, and the public reaction to this kicks off a story arc.
The current King of the Guardians; polite, smiling Tadase couldn't be any more popular with the ladies (although he could care less). By the first day of school, even Amu has a crush on him, leading her to confess (however she was turned down, as he already liked someone - ...his dog.) His Guardian character, Kiseki, was born from his desire to grow stronger - but of course, in true Shugo Chara! fashion, this translates to having Kiseki's dream being to Take Over the World.
Berserk Button: Never, EVER, call him a prince. Or anything that sounds like it in Japanese.
Bishie Sparkle: And he knowsit: He deploys it, along with being Bishie already, four times over the course of the series as a convincing device: Once to Saeki Nobuko within order to make her drive the four pre - series Guardians (And, later, Amu and Utau) towards easter headquaters, once to halt Ami from pestering Amu to allow her to see Utau (Which backfires as soon as Amiaddresses him as "prince".) once towards Nagihiko, to convince him to re - join the Guardians (Which almost succeeds, but is eventually dismissed... Then Amu comes by and does one of her own accidentally, which seals the deal.), and once to sell tickets for Utau's comeback show (Which is entirely successfull.)
Bishōnen: Lampshaded gloriously by Kukai's brothers at one point:
Full-Name Basis: Always calls Ikuto by his full name, although, um - like most placements of this, it is most definitely NOT due towards comaderie.
Generation Xerox: His uncle Tsukasa looks exactly like an older version of him. Emphasized in the last chapters of the manga where a future version of him appeared, leading to Fan Dumb believing that future!Tadase was Tsukasa since the first day.
Idiot Hair: Although he is most definitely not an idiot.
"Could you please keep this secret from the others a while longer?"
Nadeshiko is introduced as the beautiful, charismatic Queen's Chair of the Guardians, who openly befriends Amu and was the one who constantly attempted to get her to join. She succeeded, of course, and she soon became one of Amu's best friends and one of the few people she'd confide in. A bit later on, though, Nadeshiko abruptly leaves to study dancing in Europe: much to Amu's sadness and disappointment when she left without saying goodbye. Her place as the Queen's Chair was filled by Rima. Nadeshiko comes back later on, though, although not as the girl we all know and love - because he was never a girl in the first place. The Fujisakis have a tradition of raising their sons as females so that they can easily become graceful while dancing. Nagihiko tells Amu he's Nadeshiko's twin brother, and has problems with telling her the truth. Her Chara is the fierce-tempered dancer Temari, representing her desire to dance better. While in Europe, she goes back to her egg because of Nagihiko's gender problems and is replaced by Rhythm, born from Nagihiko's desire to play basketball. Nagihiko gets her back, though.
Cross-Dressing Voices: Initially averted, and later played straight when we find out Nadeshiko is reall Nagihiko. Also, since Kanon Fukuda is a female, this also turns out to be a Crosscast Role in the musical.
Cute and Psycho: Her Character Change with Temari. No one's entirely sure why you would want to be one of these, but you have to admit that it's better to be a psycho than to be a boy who's trapped in women's clothes because of some stupid traditions and has to keep up a "Yamato Nadeshiko" image EVERY DAY.
He Cleans Up Nicely: In episode 85 of the anime, when going to a fashion event with the other Guardians, he ends up getting late, and when he does show up, his highly detailed outfit◊, which manages to be even more stylish than the girls' outfits, leaves everyone else in shock.
Yamato Nadeshiko: Played straight as Nadeshiko performs the female roles in the family's Japanese dance. Subverted by 'her' gender. Double subverted. Or reverted? Nagihiko ends up getting Temari, his female Chara back, maintaining small bits of "her" Yamato Nadeshiko-ness. Coincidentally, his Character Tranformation with Temari is called "Yamato Maihime".
"It's been a while since we did it. Let's go, special training!"
One year senior to Amu, upbeat, energetic Kukai was the Jack's Chair during Amu's first year as a Guardian. He adores sports, as seen by his Guardian Character Daichi. He graduates by the end of the year, moving up to middle school, telling the Guardians that he's just at the other end of the school. He occasionally drops by to check in on them and to see how things are going. During her beginning years as a Guardian, Amu viewed Kukai as almost like an older brother.
Adaptation Dye-Job: He has red hair in manga illustrations, but it adapted to brown in the anime.
"Hey, why is everyone so sad? I'm the baby here and the only one allowed to cry!"
The current Ace's Chair, Yaya is one year Amu's junior and is seen as hyperactive, childish and immature - however, this is only because of her desire to remain a baby forever because she felt that her parents were ignoring her in favor of her baby brother (as seen by her Guardian Character, Pepe). She is also a good, albeit rather clumsy, ballerina.
The latter is subverted within the fifth - towards - last episode. DUCKY WALL OF SOUND!
Joke Character: Most times she tries to fight, all she does is getting herself hurt in a comical way or she ends up hysterically running away from the weakest enemy on the battle field. The creation of her Character Transformation only slightly improves it. Completely subverted within the fourth - towards - last episode. See the entry above for greater specifications.
Ship Tease: In the third chapter on Encore!, with Kairi.
Summon Magic: Her powers as Dear Baby are summoning rubber ducks (who are apparently sentient) to attack/distract/run away from the enemy.
"Teacher, there's nothing funny, so why would I smile?
A New Transfer Student who replaces Nadeshiko as the Queen's Chair. This earns her a warm reception from the boys in school (while the girls are annoyed by her arrogance), resulting in an Instant Fan Club because of her beauty. Beautiful as she is, however, Rima's got her own insecurities: She was kidnapped a few years before the start of the story, and although the kidnapping failed, it made her parents suffocatingly overprotective. However, it did, when combined with her liking for comedy, help create her Chara Kusukusu.
Adult Fear: Arguably deconstructed. Having your child kidnapped is a horrific thing, yes, but worrying about it to the point that you essentially keep her locked up inside a house almost the entire time is not a good idea.
Berserk Button: Don't even think of telling a joke wrong or insulting comedy, or even refusing to go to an exhibition of it, in Rima’s presence.
Bishoujo: In - universe, Amu does comment that she "looks like a doll". In fact, she's so pretty that it gets deconstructed hard in her back - story: She was kidnapped specifically because of her appearance, as her kidnappers thought that they would be able to charge a higher price for her because as such.
Calling the Old Man Out: Eventually, she tells her parents that she is a person rather than an object for them to keep locked up.
Kairi becomes the new Jack's Chair after Kukai graduates. He is very serious, strict and organized, and he tends to ensure that the Guardians get their tasks done. He transfers into the academy to spy on the Guardians for his sister Yukari, in order to help her with finding the embryo. His Chara is a samurai, Musashi.
Ship Tease: In the first chapter of Encore!, with Kukai, complete with a kiss.
Stage Name: Her true surname is Tsukiyomi, but she uses the surname Hoshina (her mother's maiden name). Heck, even after discovering this, everyone still calls her "Hoshina Utau" instead of "Tsukiyomi Utau".
The Glasses Come Off: Whenever he starts plotting something against The Heart's Egg or is serious. Lampshaded on the second season when he does this to warn the Guardians about the dangers of invading Easter headquarters, and Yaya replies with "It's been a while since we have seen your bad guy face!".
Voiced by: Rio Natsuki (anime), Kumiko Kougami (musical)
Well-Intentioned Extremist: He only wanted to realize the wish of his grandchild, but extremist methods like crushing people's dreams and abusing his stepchilds are going way too far and he too failed in properly raising his grandchild.
Rikka's Guardian Character. Rikka gave birth to her egg in Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki episode 15. Before she hatched, Rikka felt lost of herself which subsequently turned her egg into an X-Egg, but it purified very soon. Hotaru is polite and elegant, balancing out Rikka's energy and spunk.
Designated Victim: By so far, the only character to have been X-Egged, X-Charaed and Mystery-Transformed.
Evil Counterpart: Her Mystery-Transformation, Hinamori Dream (And the subsequents Gorgeous Heart, Gorgeous Spade and Gorgeous Clover), made her achieve this status, by having "evil" (Actually opposite rather than evil, but it still counts) versions of Amu's transformations and attacks... for one episode, and she doesn't even remember it.