Kamehame Hadouken: Passionato Harmony. By holding their hands, they can fire a golden beam from them. It becomes stronger with each additional teammate with whom they perform.
Shaping Your Attacks: They draw circles when performing their Music Rondos, and hearts when performing their respective Separation attacks.
Technicolor Fire: Their attacks Miracle Love Arpeggio and Fantastic Piacere have two colors, respectively, fitting to the colors of the Fairy Tones they use. Miracle Love Arpeggio is pink and orange like Dory and Miry, while Fantastic Piacere is white and yellow like Rery and Fary.
Deconstructed when Siren has a Heel-Face Turn. Hibiki and Kanade are so shocked at this and, remembering how many times they had said this, start questioning whether Siren is really unforgivable. The Reveal that all the initial antagonists are brainwashed and the real Big Bad is not truly evil also hammer the point down. By the time of Final Battle, the Cures finally decide that the only way they can have a closure is for both sides to forgive each other.
Watch Where You're Going!: Hibiki and Kanade have managed to crash into each other twice. Once in the beginning of episode 2, which sends them both into a tree, and then again in the beginning of episode 5, smacking their faces together.
Wonder Twin Powers: They can only transform together, and half of their powers can only be used together.
An energetic jock who loves eating sweets and playing sports. She tends to be bullheaded and act before she thinks, but her heart is generally in the right place. As the series progresses, she rediscovers her love of the piano.
Tropes associated with Hibiki:
All-Loving Hero: She develops into this as the series progress. When she understands Cure Muse's inner conflict of fighting and saving her father Mephisto, she indirectly helps her for saving Mephisto. And her empathy for Bassdrum, Baritone and Noise catalyzes their Heel Face Turns.
Catch Phrase: "I'm betting my woman's pride on this!" note "Koko de kimenakya onna ga sutaru!"
Charles Atlas Superpower: In Episode 41, Hibiki, not Melody, jumps at least 10 meters high to catch Fary. And she lands safety afterward. And who was her opponent in catching Fary? The upgraded Bassdrum. After the Eye Catch and the stand-off it's shown that Bassdrum wins.
Girliness Upgrade: An in-universe example. She's gradually moves on from sports to become a pianist as she relearns to love music again. By the end of the series, she's fully focused on music training.
"Posto offisu, go storeito [...] ando refto, my gal."
Played with in episode 30, after a quizmaster Negatone asked Rhythm and Beat what "shiro" and "ao" means in English ("white" and "blue" respectively), it asks Melody what "pink" means in Japanese.
"Pinku! ...Ah? N-nihongo?" ("Pink! Ah? J-japanese?")note The correct answer is "momoiro", given by Rhythm
Heroic Sacrifice: In the movie, Cure Melody presumably died in hands of Howling.
Disney Death: However, this presumed death was short-lived as she's brought back to life by the Cresendo Tone as Cresendo Cure Melody, but not before she does Finger Twitching Revival when Rhythm yells her real name.
The Ojou: Subverted and downplayed. Her personality does not speak for this and she's not that wealthy, but she lives in a wealthier household than her teammates. Her house is fancier and her parents are famous musicians. She's also wealthier than all other lead Pretty Cures.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Hibiki, or rather, Cure Melody. The show is decently balanced normally, but come battle time, Hibiki kills more baddies, gets the Upgrade Artifacts earlier, does all the Rousing Speeches and generally has everything revolve around her. Unsurprising, given she's an expy of Nagisa and Saki, both known for being this as well.
In episode 6, she gets her Belltier despite the episode is heavily focused on Kanade. And in episode 41, she is the Cure who saves Fary despite he's supposed to be Cure Rhythm's partner.
Sweet Tooth: She loves sweets, and she tends to take Kanade's cakes without her permission.
Defrosting Ice Queen: After her Heel-Face Turn and joining the Cures, she less keeps her distance to others. Notable, even before her Face-Heel Turn, she was a bit distant to Hummy and acted more matured, but after becoming friends with Hibiki and Kanade, she becomes more open and honest herself and she behaves more like an actual teenage girl.
Ditzy Genius: It comes from naviete rather than any actual ditziness.
I Have Many Names: She's Siren in her cat form, Ellen in her human form, and Cure Beat in her Cure form. Yet even after she permanently becomes human, Hummy, Trio the Minor, and Mephisto still call her Siren (and she doesn't seem to mind).
Instrument of Murder: The Love Guitar Rod, which not only has a trigger (which was probably pulled straight off of Raising Heart) for shooting Tone Rings but is also distinctly shaped like a battle-axe in its Soul Rod state.
Musical Assassin: Where Rhythm and Melody get magic rods that they wave around like conductor's batons, Beat gets the Love Guitar Rod, a magical guitar that turns into an ax and shoots exploding Tone Rings of death and destruction.
Naïve Newcomer: Since adjusting to living life as a human, she's been rather impressionable and clueless about everyday life. Examples include believing she needs to prepare for a mountain expedition to go hiking, and how she intends to introduce herself once she starts attending school...
Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: In episode 25, after Hibiki and Kanade's prank scares the shit out of her. It appears to get worse when Trio the Minor use the same prank to further deepen the already-healing rift between her and her two friends. It turns out Ellen knew what was going on and played along in order to troll the Trio.
Shapeshifter Mode Lock: She lost the ability to shapeshift after her pendant broke, trapping her in human form.
The Smart Girl: Being good at school like Kanade and of course she was a smart villain before. She has pretented to come back to Minor Land, but she tricked the Trio the Minor. She shares the role with Kanade and Ako.
Spam Attack: Her Beat Sonic, an attack with that she spams energy in form of eighth notes.
Spell My Name with an S: Seiren is Greek for "siren" and is the standard term for that creature in Japan, but since many English-speaking fans only know the word "siren" her name is usually rendered as "Siren" by the English fanbase.
Almost everyone assumed that her human alter-ego's name was "Ellen", but all official sources (including merchandise and the show itself) romanise her name as "Eren", which is a normal Japanese name, but the katakana spelling made it plausible that "Ellen" was the intended spelling. Never the less, "Ellen" is too well-established amongst the English fanbase for it to change.
Dark Magical Girl: Isolated herself from the other Pretty Cure and tried to find a way to help Mephisto on her own. Even after she loses the mask, she's constantly the pragmatic Grumpy Bear of the group.
Redemption Demotion: Yellow Cure Muse is quite a bit less effective than Black Masked Cure Muse was. While she does take the spotlight for a couple of episodes to show off her new attacks, she uses her old (and perfectly effective) powers less and frequently ends up a victim of The Worf Effect. This can be justified, however, by the fact that the enemies were getting stronger and the whole point of Ako's unmasking was the realisation that she had reached the limits of fighting alone.
A mysterious masked warrior. She shows up on occasion to aid the Pretty Cure in protecting the innocent, but claims neutrality in the battle between them and Minor Land. She does not speak, instead allowing her Fairy Tone Dodory to speak on her behalf. She is later revealed to be Ako Shirabe, having taken up the disguise because she could not bear to fight her father- the Brainwashed and Crazy Mephisto- directly.
The Precures' partners and the key to their transformation. Dory, Rery, and Lary are used for transformation into Cure Melody, Rhythm, and Beat respectively, while Miry, Fary, and Sory are used along with them for special attacks. Tiry serves as leader, and Dodori, the previously missing Fairy Tone, serves as the "voice" of Cure Muse; Tiry and Dodori are used for Cure Muse's special attacks and transformation, respectively.
Tropes associated with the Fairy Tones:
Badass Armfold: Parodied. They invokes this in episode 16, but Fary arms are too short and he's the only one to fail.
Doppelgänger Attack: Parodied. Fary uses this to confuse Trio the Minor. But his doppelgängers are just the other seven Fairy Tones, painted in yellow. And then, thousands of Fary toys appear in the town.
The Fairy Tones Raise You: Just watch their everyday activities from behind the screen of the usual Cures shenanigans. Not only they take a really good care of Hibiki's and Hummy's routines without them knowing and have a disciplined schedule, when several of them got captured and had their notes extracted from them, they saved themselves just to not worry their charges.
Sarcastic Devotee: Occasionally. Hummy is supposed to be in charge of them, but the Fairy Tones have no problem pointing out her screw-ups, such as when she belatedly noticed that one Fairy Tone (Dodory) had been missing all along.
The King of Minor Land, a dark opposite to Major Land. His goal is to create the Melody of Sorrow, which would plunge the world into an endless despair. He is actually the missing king of Major Land, who was brainwashed by the evil power of Noise. He is later cured by the Pretty Cures and returns to Major Land.
For succeeding to steal the Notes and kicking the Precures' asses.
Later, after his Heel-Face Turn, he manages to stand his own against the two upgraded Bassdrum and Baritone, he even absorbs the evil energy from them, resulting that they become normal again. Then, he defeats the evil energy inside his body by attacking himself with good energy.
Badass Cape: Uses his cape to to seal the Notes from the Fairy Tones and to escape from the Precuews.
The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: It's all but stated that he became Brainwashed by the Noise of Evil after a failed attempt to retrieve the Healing Chest from the Evil Forest. While Mephisto remembers how frightening his expedition was, he can't remember the exact events that transpired due to the influence of the Noise of Evil.
Energy Absorption: A heroic example. He absorbs Bassdrum and Baritone's evil energy to turn them more or less normal, then he purifies the evil energy inside him by attacking himself with good energy.
Evil Is Petty: To be sure, Mephisto wants to take over Major Land, but rather than actually rule it or anything, he just kind of seems invested in making everyone sad all the time. Turns out, he was brainwashed by the real Big Bad, with said Big Bad actually aiming for an utopia of some sort through the aforementioned 'taking over Majorland' business.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Whenever he take actions personally, the Negatones he summons are extraordinary and dangerous ones. He can fight against three Precures by his own and succeeds to steal the notes from the Fairy Tones. He can also absorb some notes to become a Negatone himself.
One-Winged Angel: By absorbing Notes, he transforms himself into a Negatone. Well, he becomes just a giant and gets a more vicious costume, but nevertheless very powerful.
Orcus on His Throne: Subverts this later, when he finally realizes that his minions are too incompetent. And yes, if he had appear much earlier, the Precures wouldn't get any chance.
Mephisto's second-in-command. A former Songstress of Major Land, she defected to Minor Land after Hummy was chosen over her to sing the Melody of Happiness. She is incredibly vain and prissy, and possesses the ability to shapeshift at will, often taking the form of a human girl called "Ellen". She later pulls a Heel-Face Turn and becomes Cure Beat, who is covered in the Pretty Cure section.
Enigmatic Minion: Strays into this territory after she starts to fall out of favour with Mephisto, right around the time that Cure Muse first shows up. It's a Red Herring, and the "Siren is Cure Muse" theory is quickly investigated and disproved by the other characters.
Meganekko: As Youko Yamaguchi in episode 4 and Sakura Houjou in episode 8.
The Mole: She tries it several times, but in the end, she always fails.
Morphic Resonance: Whenever she shape-shifts, she's always wearing a very unique-looking charm around her neck. By the time Hibiki and Kanade notice this, it's too late to be of any use: she pulls a Heel-Face Turn and loses her shapeshifting ability shortly thereafter.
Also, her voice is still hers, even if it varies. However, if she knows the voice of someone she immitates, she copies his/her (always her) voice, too.
Not so Above It All: Wears an utterly ridiculous outfit in an early episode, which was pretty counter-intuitive to her mannerisms beforehand. (She claims that it was a special case because the plan was for her to get onto television.)
Not What It Looks Like: In episode 15, when Hibiki and Kanade discover Ouji passed out... on top of Siren. Naturally, Kanade flips the hell out.
Overt Operative: Takes approximately two seconds from introducing herself under her "Ellen" alias to reveal her true identity as "Siren", and is referred to as such from then on.
Took a Level in Jerkass: She was once Hummy's kind friend and she even helped her to become the songstress of Major Land. But since she joined Minor Land, she isn't nice anymore. In fact, she's brainwashed by Mephisto and she becomes more a jerk whenever she listens to the the Noise of Evil.
The Dragon: Each of them becomes the leader of the Trio after Siren's Heel-Face Turn. For more, see their individual entries.
Flight: Averted. Despite it's a common Pretty Cure villain ability, they (and Siren) can't fly. Only with a flying tandem bike or something similar they are able to fly.
Heel-Face Turn: After Noise's defeat, all three of them are back and normal again. Before that, Bassdrum and Baritone also betrayed Noise and helps the Precures in the final battle after Mephisto absorbed most of their evil energy.
Mid-Season Upgrade: In episode 26, Mephisto gives them new powers before they become more incompetent. And then in the end of episode 36 and in the beginning of episode 37, Falsetto gets more of Noise's power, while Bassdrum and Baritone gets their Baleful Polymorph by Falsetto.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Trio the Minor. After several episodes of standing in the background and acting as Siren's wacky sidekicks, the three are revealed to have gathered a good deal of notes on their own, whereas Siren has yet to gather even one. Starting in episode 11, Bassdrum takes Siren's leadership position after Mephisto demotes her and immediately stages a trap that came much closer to defeating the Cures than any of Siren's plans ever had. Later in the series after their Mid-Season Upgrade they also succeed in suckering the Cures and stealing all of their notes save for the one they got from that episode's Negatone.
Then it turns out any one of them can become the next King of Minor Land should Noise deem it so.
Super Senses: Each of them get better sense after being upgraded by Mephisto. For more, see their individual entries.
Terrible Trio: They are always together. The only time when they aren't together is in the Grand Finale, after Bassdrum and Baritone's powers are degraded by the unbrainwashed Mephisto, and Falsetto being the only companion to Noise.
Those Two Guys: Depending of who is the leader, the remaining two are these.
Evil Genius: In sharp contrast to his comrades, Baritone prides himself on his intelligence. He finally gets to show it after the trio's upgrade, using his smarts to trap the Fairy Tones and become the new leader.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: After being punished by Falsetto to often, he and Bassdrum give the Precures their Cure Modules back, only to get more evil energy by Noise again.
Bad Boss: After becoming the leader, he treats them worse than Mephisto ever did, he transform them into monsters without their agreement, and he electrocutes them unnecessarily. He's so bad that Bassdrum and Baritone helps the Precures sometimes.
No Sell: To two Music Rondos plus Heartful Beat Rock plus Sparkling Shower. To Passionate Harmony (trio version). And to Suite Session Ensemble Crescendo.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: The most dimwitted and overall nicest member of Trio de Minor was in fact the Dragon to Noise, the series Big Bad. And he is very cruel and has extreme methodes, he even succeeds to complete the Melody of Sorrow.
Super Senses: After the Trio gets their power up, Falsetto gets the ability to hear Notes from great distances.
Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Once Falsetto takes over the bad guys, he means business. Not only is he more effective than Mephisto ever was, but he does things like order Bassdrum and Baritone to kill Aphrodite when they are holding her hostage. That's not to mention how he repeatedly abuses them, and though that's often played for laughs, the final timenote when they get in the way of an attack to save Aphrodite most certainly isn't.
Whip It Good: Gains the ability to create a purple energy whip from his palm.
Then he wields a real one in the form of a cat-o-nine-tails later on.
The Assimilator: First, he absorbs Falsetto to heal his wounds from his battle against the Precure. Then he tries to absorb the Precures, but Bassdrum and Baritone sacrifice themselves, resulting Noise's final transformation.
Bad Boss: He absorbs Falsetto, his most loyal subordinate because he was noisy.
Grey and Gray Morality: Noise, the so-called ultimate evil, is actually a personification of sorrow that people made as a scapegoat of their sadness. He being said as 'evil' by people of Major Land is a form of Fantastic Racism and he ends up so bitter and angry at this that he would rather die himself. Too bad that the only way for him to die is for other people, in all but name, to die too.
Heel-Face Turn: When he is defeated by the Precures and is reborn again as Pii-chan.
Kamehame Hadouken: He's not a normal bird and has hands, being able to fire massive beams with them.
The Mole: Posed as "Pii-chan" to get close to the Precure so he could steal the notes they collected.
Orcus on His Throne: Averted hard, well he doesn't actually need a throne. Noise is possibly the most active Big Bad in the entire franchise.
Sad Clown: Not really a clown, per se, but it's revealed that Noise, the so-called over the top villain and source of sorrow and despair, is actually quite sorrowful himself, and believes he's creating a utopia by removing music, and thus the feeling it creates, from the world.
Satellite Character: He's probably just there to be lusted after. He is shown to have a more rounded personality later on, helping Ellen come to terms with some of her doubts on friendship and revealing that he's somewhat of a Fanboy of Hibiki's mom... and then he fades into the background again.
Stripped to the Bone: That bone-like structure that twisted around the Majorland Palace is the remain of his body after Aphrodite sealed his soul into herself.
Super Smoke/Intangibility: After forced out of Aphrodite's body after Mephisto jumped out of a window and threatened to kill them all, his form is that of shapeless cloud that nothing the heroes thrown can hurt him. It's nullified by Miracle Light.