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Characters: Tenkai Knights

Tenkai Knights

Guren Nash/Tenkai Knight Bravenwolf (Guren Ogami)

Voiced by: Johnny Yong Bosch (English), Meguru Takahashi (Japanese)

Ceylan Jones/Tenkai Knight Tributon (Seiran Washizaki)

Voiced by: Todd Haberkorn (English), Akemi Kanda (Japanese)

  • Book Dumb: Ceylan isn't very interested in studying.
  • Class Clown: In fact, this is how and why Guren met him and became fast friends with him in the first place. Having said, Ceylan is in fact a very cautious soul, and quick to point out when something doesn't seem entirely kosher to him.
  • The Cynic: In contrast to Guren's Wide-Eyed Idealist.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ceylan, definitely. About half of his lines are said in a somewhat sarcastic manner.
  • Sad Clown: Ceylan appears to suffer from self worth issues that have made him consider leaving the team on more than one occasion. Nevertheless he's appointed himself the team's "funny-man", trying his best to appear the carefree joker when deep down, he's anything but carefree.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Color inverted. Tributon is blue yet is the red to the red Bravenwolf's blue.
  • Refusal of the Call: Ceylan is at first overwhelmed by the responsibility of the universe hanging over his head and promptly decides to not continue fighting. He changes his mind by the end of the episode.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ceylan's a solid blue.

Chooki Mason/Tenkai Knight Lydendor (Chuuki Hachisuka)

Voiced by: Bryce Papenbrook (English), Risa Taneda (Japanese)

Toxsa Dalton/Tenkai Knight Valorn (Takusa Kameyama)

Voiced by: Ben Diskin (English), Maki Mizuma (Japanese)

  • Ascended Fanboy: Toxsa has always been into video games, so becoming a Tenkai Knight was easier for him to get a handle on.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Shortest and most obnoxious of the four.
  • Big Eater: Not really given much focus, but Toxsa eats a lot.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Toxsa is definitely the most cooky of all the boys.
  • Geeky Analogy: Often references things he did in a video game to what's happening at the moment.
  • Hot-Blooded: All the boys are a little hot-blooded to a degree. But Toxsa is definitely the most hot-blooded of them all.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: At times.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Although his smaller size is justified given that he's a year younger than the others, Toxsa's eyes are much larger and rounder while his irises are much smaller.

Corrupted

Vilius

Voiced by: Crispin Freeman (English), Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese)

  • All According to Plan: Says it word for word after his defeat in episode 13.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A completely Justified Trope.
  • Back from the Dead: Vilius is resurrected when he dies and proceeds to revive his dead henchmen afterwards.
  • Big Bad: Vilius started the war for Quarton and seeks the Tenkai Dragon. While Gen had plans to overthrow him, Vilius sees through this and turns the tables against him.
  • Big "NO!": When the Tenkai Knights (plus Gen) defeat him in their new Phoenix Mode.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • The Corrupter: A rather literal case, he has the ability to turn Corekai into the Corrupted.
  • Evil Overlord
  • Evil Wears Black: A common trait found in the Corrupted forces.
  • Fallen Hero: According to the official website, Vilius was once part of the Tenkai Knights himself, a highly respected part of the Corekai, until his greed got the better of him and he was cast out. It was then that he decided to overthrow the Corekai and eventually rule the entire universe.
  • Genre Savvy: Was smart enough to know Dromus might try to take the Tenkai Dragon's power for himself.
    • Edges into Dangerously Genre Savvy with his apparent plan to revive himself again, this time using some form of control on the Guardians themselves to make them bring him back for some form of further punishment.

Granox (Brinox)

Voiced by: Steve Blum (English), Hisao Ogawa (Japanese)

  • Animal Motif: Granox's design is obviously meant to resemble a rhinoceros.
  • The Brute: Not known for his strategic genius.
  • Dirty Coward: One thing he and Slyger have in common. When things get really bad, he gets going.
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • Glass Cannon: Granox seems invincible at first, but he goes down just as easy as Slyger once he's hit.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Presumably attempts to tell this to Slyger, knowing that they might lose to Chooki and Toksa in their final showdown. Slyger was too full of himself to let him finish, though.

Slyger

Voiced by: Crispin Freeman (English), Atsushi Imaruoka (Japanese)

Gen Kurai/Tenkai Knight Dromus (Gen Inukai)

Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal (English), Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese)

  • The Dragon
  • Emo Teen: Gen has the appearance (although not the personality) of this. Lampshaded by Toxsa himself.
  • Evil Counterpart: Dromus serves this to Bravenwolf, said same goes to Gen to Guren and in addition to being The Rival.
  • Expy: Gen strongly resembles Sasuke with the hairstyle, clothing, personality, emo appearance (this is lampshaded by Toxsa himself), and even share the same voice actor, Yuri Lowenthal. He also works with Vilius under the guise of Tenkai Knight Dromus; and serves as The Rival and Evil Counterpart to Guren.
  • Heel-Face Turn
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • The Quiet One: Gen doesn't like to socialize with other people. This is because he is working with Vilius and prefers to work alone in secret.
  • Sixth Ranger: Joins the Tenkai Knights in "A New Knight" when he realizes that destroying both worlds isn't what he really wanted.
  • The Starscream: Gen's not even being subtle around Vilius about the fact that he's just using him to get the Tenkai Dragon's power for himself.
  • The Stoic: He isn't really that emotional.
  • Straw Nihilist: Whatever happened to his family caused Gen to become this and seek to destroy all worlds. Guren calls out how pathetic he is for it and makes Gen start to realize this.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As seen in a flashback, Gen was able to smile once.

Beni/Tenkai Knight Venetta

Voiced by: Nika Futterman (English)

  • Action Girl: As Venetta.
  • Cute and Psycho: Beni likes flirting with Guren and planning the utter annihilation of her own species, all in the same sentence.
  • Dark Action Girl: Beni becomes one when she is Venetta.
  • Dark Chick
  • Femme Fatale
  • Lady of War: Venetta certainly is one of these.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Ceylan openly assumes that the newest Tenkai Knight must be a girl due to "Venetta" wearing almost completely pink armor. Chooki calls him out on his bias and tells him not to make assumptions. Turns out, Ceylan was right.
  • Women Are Wiser: Seems to have this attitude since many of her insults involve things like "he's just a typical boy".

Other Characters

Mr. White

Voiced by: Brian Beacock (English), Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese)

Mr. Nash

Voiced by: Steve Blum (English)

  • Parental Neglect: While he does spend most of his time working, he really does care about Guren.
  • Workaholic: Instead of seemingly being distant from his son, he acts like a pretty cool dad onscreen and hasn't been seen actually working yet, but it's said that he spent the last two years working instead of paying any attention to his son and has had moved do to work three times during that period.

Wakamei Dalton (Wakame Kameyama)

Voiced by: Kate Higgins (English), Natsumi Takamori (Japanese)

Beag

Voiced by: Kyle Hebert (English), Chafurin (Japanese)

  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Or trash-talk.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Beag practically worships the ground the Tenkai Knight's walk on and often marvels at every thing they say and do, not knowing they're four pre-teen boys from earth. He's also usually the one explaining to them how things work on Quarton and what's going on at the moment.
  • Honorary True Companion
  • Sixth Ranger

Orangor

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