Protagonist of the series. He pilots the Cybody Tauburn, one of the mechs that was formerly hidden in the island's ancient ruin. He is a Star Driver and is directly opposing the Glittering Crux Brigade to protect Wako from them.
Generation Xerox: We finally see his grandpa in episode 16, and physically, they're pretty much dead ringers of each other. Ironically he and his dad, Tokio Tsunashi, look less alike than Takuto and his granddad.
Heroine of the series. A member of the school drama club, "Midnight Flight." She is the South Maiden, who can unlock the seal of Southern Cross Island. She is pursued by the Holy Order of the Glittering Crux.
Beware the Nice Ones: Even the sweet-natured South Maiden has her limits sometimes. It's advisable not to cross them. Madoka Kei found this out the hard way when she briefly stole Takuto's body. She also puts up a pretty good fight against Head when she gets in her Cybody in Episode 25.
Berserk Button: Do NOT hurt the people she loves. Especially Takuto or Sugata.
Big Eater: Gets hungry easily and is never once seen to turn down food or a chance at a meal.
Tragic Dream: Wako's dream to become a singer in Tokyo. As a Maiden she cannot leave the island unless her seal is broken, and she will not let that happen since it would also unleash the Cybodies on the rest of the world. At the end of episode 4,Takuto vows to destroy all of the Cybodies to give Wako the chance to fulfill her dream.
Yaoi Fangirl: Has some... interesting fantasies about Takuto and Sugata.
A member of Midnight Flight club along with Wako. He is engaged to Wako, but doesn't seem to mind that Wako takes an interest in Takuto.
Age-Appropriate Angst: Keep in mind that he's a first-year high school student. And that he's fighting against an evil organization that wants to use the islands secrets for some sort of dastardly scheme. And that he can't leave the island under penalty of death. And that whenever he falls into a deep slumber, Keito has to do something involving getting naked to wake him up... Yeah.
Ambiguously Gay: He does love and care for Wako, but nowhere has it been shown that this is a romantic love. Also, his professed "curiosity" about Takuto as well as his gay subtext-dripping conversations with Head are signs that are too big to ignore...
Deadpan Snarker: Nonchalantly asking if Takuto had his first kiss and saying "he'll do her" in the drama club meeting when Takuto declared he would confront the mysterious girl Hina (aka Okamoto-sensei).
Driven to Suicide: Takuto seems to imply that he believes Sugata carries a knife around him because he may be contemplating suicide, but Sugata really carries a knife to protect Wako.
Face-Heel Turn: Subverted. At the end of episode 7, it seemed like this would be the case, but he was completely unaffected by Benio's first phase and only fought Takuto because he was pissed off.
He became the Crux's Emperor in episode 23... but subverts the trope again; he only did it to get to Samekh so he could seal it for good.
Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. It seemed like this would be the case in Episode 6, since nobody has ever awakened after using the King's Pillar as well as Takuto's words at the end, but in Episode 7, we see that he's Not Quite Dead.
Attempted again in the final episode, but averted yet again thanks to Takuto.
Since he doesn't seem to mind the fact that there's something going on between Takuto and Wako. He will also willingly lay down his life for her, going so far as carrying a knife everywhere he goes to protect her.
All long he planned to have Samekh sealed—thus, sacrificing himself in the process—and for someone to protect Wako while he's gone.
Nice Guy: It's quite hard to piss Sugata off. When it happens, though... RUN.
Parental Abandonment: We have a mention of his father being the cause of his birthday-hating issues, but we never see him and the only people living in his mansion are Tiger, Jaguar and himself.
Rebel Leader: Even if he's not the head of the Midnight Flight club himself, everyone on the island seems to consider him head of the local resistance movement.
Refusal of the Call: Capable of piloting the most powerful Cybody in the series, according to Sarina, but refuses to do so for reasons yet to be revealed. Episode 6 reveals that as the candidate pilot of King Cybody he is forbidden to use it, not only because of the devastating power of his first phase ability, King's Pillar, but activating it would lock him into a coma, just like every other candidate before him. He wakes up right in the following episode, presumably (as of Episode 18) because Keito is keeping his libido active every night.
Single-Target Sexuality: His complete disregard for Benio after she used her First Phase on him shows that he's incapable of loving anyone... except Wako.
Supporting Leader: As Enokido puts it, "he'd be the main character of this world if Takuto hadn't come to Southern Cross Island", being the heir to a prominent family and is bonded with the strongest Cybody. He spends time training with Takuto to help the latter become stronger and after some initial frictions, has a lot of faith in Takuto's ability.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: With the exception of Keito, all of the department heads are... eccentric, to say the least. However, they all seem to be extremely competent when it comes to the work done by the Glittering Crux. Except when trying to defeat the Galactic Pretty Boy, at least.
Mildly Military: Just as bad at coordination and discipline between as well as within factions as one would expect from an organisation run primarily by libidinous schoolkids (not that the adults are much better, mind).
Leader of the Vanishing Age section, Head acts as the head of the Glittering Crux while waiting for someone to defeat Takuto and Tauburn to take leadership. Eventually he runs a coup and takes over the Crux himself with support from his branch. He pilots the Cybody Reshbal & later, The Cybody Sinpathy and wields the Star Sword Diamant & Turquoise.
It's All About Me: In SPADES. His ultimate plan is to take control of Samekh, power it up to the fullest, and move outside of time so he can relive the "glorious past" forever. This plan requires that the world be destroyed. He doesn't care.
Orcus on His Throne: Responsible for the Crux's curiously half-hearted approach towards breaking the South Seal and taking down Tauburn. He doesn't want to move until Shingo's woken up and he's received his old lover's mark.
Pet the Dog: Seems to have a brief one in episode 21, considering his wistful reminiscence of the women in his life, both of whom he lost due to his pursuit of the Cybodies' power.
Takuto's married classmate and member of the Glittering Crux Brigade under the name, "the President." She's in charge of the Adult Bank, with her section providing most of the monetary funds for the Crux. Her Cybody is Betraida.
Crazy-Prepared: We learn in Episode 24 that she doesn't have a yacht just to show off how rich she is; it's supposed to be an escape vessel for all the islanders in case the volcanoes connected to Zero Time erupt. Simone and Takeshi are reasonably impressed.
Hidden Depths: You definitely wouldn't think Bad Ass 'World-Champion Boxer' the first time seeing her.
It Amused Me: When Simone asked her why she helped her recover from the accident by approivising her Cybody and pretended not to know that "Simone" was only pretending to be loyal as part of a scheme to strike at her illegitimate father's new wife, Kanako responded with this trope. This trope covers pretty much everything else she does in the series.
Mundane Utility: She speculates that her first phase may be her beauty and business sense.
Necessarily Evil: Her perspective on the Crux's actions - as she sees it, any action is justified in order to preserve the world and regulate the vast power of the Cybodies, no matter how personally regrettable it might be.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Comes across as the biggest floozy who ever lived... until you realize how competent she really is.
Pet the Dog: She apprivoised to heal Simone's coma, brought on by an accident, and then took her on as a maid even though she knew Simone had ulterior motives in doing so. While the manner of the act is questionable (see It Amused Me), it does not change the fact that (a) it was a good thing to do that (b) Kanako didn't have to do, but (c) did anyway at personal cost.
Leader of Bouganville under the name "Ivrogne," Keito holds a secret that most of the Crux doesn't know. She is really the East Maiden, whose seal the Crux has to break in order to release the next phase for the Cybodies.
Love Makes You Evil: The reason for her entire involverment with the crux is because she's the odd one out in Sugata's love triangle.
Mad Scientist: Runs the Crux's tech division, and does a fair amount of experimentation in her spare time, as well. Needless to say, little of it is the sort of thing one would ordinarily study in a mainstream lab.
Not so Above It All: In Episode 18, when Takuto shows her the picture of Keito and Wako playing model as children, she dismisses it as ancient history and describes Wako's dream of being an idol as childish. One scene later, turns out not so much. See also Hypocritical Humor.
Out-Gambitted: Her plan was to trick the Crux and Head into setting things up for Sugata to achieve Samekh's power and rule the world. Too bad Head had predicted that and made it a vital part of his plan.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may wish to restore her lineage, but in the end, just like the other members of Filament, was unable to turn her back on the destruction of the world or her friendship with Takuto.
Meaningful Name: Her Cybody is marked by the letter pē, which stands for "mouth". It matches her Crux nickname and her ability to control people by kissing them.
The Unchosen One: Wants to restore the honor of her family as Star Drivers (or, less charitably, be seen as a worthy suitor to Sugata). In either case, she's deadly serious about it, forming Filament as a sort of department of Screw Destiny.
Really, you can't even call it 'distracted', she pretty much makes a conscious decision to turn off her precognition to better ogle Takuto, and didn't even notice that his sexy poses were the set-up for his Finishing Move.
Ditzy Genius: She's Professor Green, the leader of the Science Guild division of the Glittering Crux, and is a great Star Driver, but she's reduced to nothing more than a squee-ing mess when attractive young males come into the picture.
Lethal Harmless Powers: The telekinesis that his first phase grants him doesn't really let him do much more than slightly redirect a ball in flight. Then you find out that his Cybody is capable of projecting a considerable number of deadly Energy Balls...
A rather callous, self-centred Vanishing Age Star Driver codenamed 'Camel Star' who resents his organisation's continued lack of progression to the fourth phase and the invasion of the real world, creating considerable friction with his leader, Head. Like the rest of his faction, has a true mark that allows him to pilot Cybodies in the third phase.
Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: He wonders the same thing as the audience about the Crux's half-hearted approach to the whole Tauburn business and deals with Takuto very efficiently. He would have been able to break Wako's seal had it not been for Kou's intervention.
Known as Window Star, she's a member of the Adult Bank until switching to Vanishing Age after the Crux reaches phase three. She pilots the Cybody Hegent and has the Star Sword Perle.
Ax-Crazy: Has a nasty habit of confronting people for little reason other than that she feels bored, and has difficulty seeing any difference between, say, a competitive volleyball match and going after an enemy outside of school with a Star Sword.
Morality Pet: Astonishingly, Madoka serves as hers - at least, enough for her to stop Wako's seal getting broken because her partner's Cybody wasn't sufficiently repaired to hold out against the inevitable international counterattack when the mechs emerged into the real world.
Disappeared Dad: In a way. Leon Watanabe, Kanako's husband, is Simone's real father, and Simone herself didn't know the circumstances of her birth until one year before the events of the series. And even currently, despite her knowing, nothing indicates that she sees him regularly.
The Dragon: Kanako's personal example, at least, being her 'secretary', though she may have motives of her own if the third episode indicates anything.
Phenotype Stereotype: Judging from her conversation in the background with Kanako's husband in the third episode, it appears as though she's French.
Unresolved Sexual Tension: As of the eleventh episode, some people certainly do believe a fair bit of this exists between her and Takashi.
A member of the kendo club, Takashi is also known as Banker. He works a Kanako's servant in the Adult Bank and his civilian life like Simone. He pilots the Cybody Tzadikt and controls the Star Sword Amethyste. After the cybercasket is destroyed and only true mark users can approvise, Takashi transfer to Vanishing Age as he also has a true mark.
Meaningful Name: Her alias is "Undine". Undines are mythological water nymphs, and Mami makes a living as a shell-diver.
Of the People: Notably less extreme than several other examples of the trope, but she still hates outsiders, especially since one of them is the source of all their problems.
Psychic Powers: Can summon a humanoid entity called the "Mermaidoll", which she can control from afar by thought. However, despite being a potent weapon, it also has its drawbacks; Nichi tells her she hasn't perfected it yet, and the Mermaidoll is prone to going out of control.
The member of Filament known as Raging Bull. George is also a member of the school's boxing club and is constantly seen working out. His Cybody is Alephist, which resembles his Crux name.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Both he and Tetsuya, although they started out as die-hard Crux members, find themselves more and more conflicted about their actions in the Crux and their view of Takuto, who, while an enemy, is also a dorm-mate and friend. And, when Head reveals his master plan and tries to kill Takuto, they find they can't allow it and assist Takuto.
A middle-aged man who is often seen by Head's side. He opens the meetings of the Crux and seems to be in charge of Vanishing Age when Head is not around. He is the original owner of the rē mark and has already been involved in the research of the underground ruins even before Head came to the island.
Red Herring: He's the only guy in the show who seems the right age to be Takuto's father.
X-Ray Vision: His first phase. Until he clawed out his eye to stop himself from seeing things with it, anyway.
One of the oldest members of the Order, currently working for the Science Guild under Professor Green. Had a hand in designing much of the Crux's technology, including the Cybercasket and the Overphase System.
A youthful-looking man, currently in a coma. First seen at the hospital when Head comes to visit in episode 17, where his condition seems to be heavily monitored. In Katashiro's flashback, it's shown that Shingo is the bearer of the in mark, a mark he had meant to pass on to Head. Head supposedly seduced Shingo for this very purpose, hungry to pursue the power of the Cybodies. However, before he could give Head the in mark, Shingo fell into a comatose state for a reason and manner so far unexplained, and now, Head and the research division are watching his vital signs carefully, as it seems that he is resurfacing from the deep sleep he was trapped in.
Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma
Bishounen: To the point of Dude Looks Like a Lady. He first appears as a comatose patient with a sheet more or less covering him, making more than a few people have to rewind to verify his maleness. It becomes clear when we see his flat, shirt-hugging chest. Or to some, hear his voice.
Flamboyant Gay: As much as is observable in his so far short appearances, by way of his fashionable look and airy and husky speech pattern. That blush and that touching almost MORE than confirms the nature of your relationship with Head, Shingo.
Love Martyr: Appears to care deeply for Head, despite the fact that the other man is clearly only interested in him for his mark.
Older Than They Look: His actual age is unknown, but it appears to be around the same as Head's and when we see him in present day episodes he doesn't look a single day older than when he met Head and later fell into coma fivteen years ago. It's unknown whether this is an effect of his first phase or not.
The Storyteller: Frequently tells stories to Head, about a young boy named 'Sam' and his aspirations to travel across the galaxy, encountering such things as a ship belonging to a king, and a squid emperor.
A girl who befriended Head Tokio the first time he came to the island, she was Katashiro's fiancee. While she was in love with Katashiro she always felt that her feelings were unrequited. As time went by she fell in love with Tokio and got pregnant, resulting in Takuto's birth.