[[folder:Royal Court]]
!!Queen Cynthia

* TheAce: She was top of her class in House Pierrot, and quickly built a reputation for being an exceptionally strong battler.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeroicBastard: Her father is rumored to be from House Vulcan.
* TheHighQueen
* ModestRoyalty

!!Sir Aaron

* {{Adorkable}}
* TheDeterminator
* DorkKnight
* FriendToBugs
* ImprobableAge: Youngest Knight ever to enter the ranks of the Royal Guard.
* LethalJokeCharacter: A Bug Catcher who became a Gym Leader and eventually a Royal Guard through dedicated training.
* NiceGuy
* SweetTooth: He is particularly fond of Combee honey for obvious reasons.
* UnknownRival: Downplayed. While he considers himself Nando's rival and the feeling is mutual, Nando does not take their rivalry as seriously as Aaron does, which is a source of mild frustration for the latter.


[[folder:House Pierrot]]
!!General tropes
* ArchEnemy: They are ''not'' fond of House Tantibus, viewing them as cold [[SmugSnake Smug Snakes]] at best and flat-out TokenEvilTeammate[=s=] at worst. The feeling is mutual.
* BigGood: For the kingdom of Sinnoh as a whole.
* HotBlooded: Following in the example of their leader Lord Byron, they are very enthusiastic people and it doesn't take much to get them pumped up.
* IdiotHero: In comparison to their cool-headed and logical Tantibus rivals, their rashness combined with their penchant for heroics makes them very likely to run headlong into sticky situations while trying to perform noble deeds. A common saying among both their allies and enemies is, "A Pierrot's heart is bigger than his brain." Exceptions include [[OnlySaneMan Nando]] and [[GeniusBruiser Cynthia.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: The classic example.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Low recruitment rates in recent years have forced them to lower their qualification standards a bit. Nevertheless, their rookies and veterans alike make a surprisingly efficient fighting force.
* StubbornMule / TheDeterminator: They are notoriously stubborn and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.

!!Lord Byron
* ActionDad
* AFatherToHisMen / BenevolentBoss: He takes the time to learn the names of, and personally interact with, all his soldiers, students and servants.
* BadassBeard
* BigGood
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* GoodParents
* ParentalSubstitute: For many of his students, including Cynthia (her father is estranged), Gardenia (her mother is an alcoholic), Nando (he was TheUnfavorite in his family and his first mentor [[BrokenPedestal turned out to be evil]]), Riley (his father is always away on business trips) and Aaron (his parents strongly disapprove of his fascination with Bug-types).
* RedHeadedHero: In his youth. Nowadays it's faded to a more rust-like color.
* TeamDad

!!Sir Roark
* HappilyMarried
* HeroicBastard
* MissingMom: Who turns out to be [[spoiler:Lady Ariana of House Lucchese in the Kanto region]].
* RedHeadedHero
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive guy (along with Nando) to Riley's manly man.
* WellDoneSonGuy

!!Dame Gardenia
* AllLovingHero
* BreakTheCutie
* CloudCuckoolander
* GenkiGirl
* HappilyMarried
* ThePollyanna
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl

!!Sir Riley
* AnimalMotifs: He has many wolf- and dog-like traits, notably his [[HeroicDog strong loyalty]] to House Pierrot, his ownership of a Lucario, his fascination with night and the full moon, and the leader role he consistently takes in his group of friends (akin to an alpha wolf).
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BlueIsHeroic
* LonelyRichKid
* NiceHat
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Roark's and Nando's sensitive guy.
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Sir Nando
* AllLovingHero
* GoodCostumeSwitch: From black Tantibus robes to silver and green Pierrot armor.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Under Byron's tutelage, he learns to weaponize his skills in music.
* HeelFaceTurn: Not that it was very hard.
* MoralityPet: For Tobias, and to a lesser extent Byron and Riley.
* MusicalAssassin
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship:
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He and Roark are the sensitive guys to Riley's manly man.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a teenager.
* TokenGoodTeammate: During his time in House Tantibus.

!!Queen Cynthia
''Former member of House Pierrot. See "Royal Court" folder for tropes involving her.''

!!Sir Aaron
''Currently serving in the Royal Guard. See "Royal Court" folder for tropes involving him.''

[[folder:House Tantibus]]
* ArchEnemy: Their opinion of House Pierrot ranges from "bumbling but good-natured idiots" to "destructive maniacs".
* {{Jerkass}}: Many of their most notorious members are murderers, [[RecruitingTheCriminal criminals,]] evil overlords in the making, [[AcceptableTargets politicians,]] and just any number of generally unpleasant people.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The more kind-hearted among them generally follow this pattern, whether it's because they [[NobleDemon stick to a code of honor]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards set lines they refuse to cross,]] or [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes are shown to care about someone they love]]. Or some mixture of these.

!!Lord Tobias
* BadPowersBadPeople
* BigBad
* BrokenPedestal: Nando's once-unshakable loyalty to him started to crack when he realized how far his mentor was willing to go in the name of imposing his reign, and was shattered when Tobias turned all of House Sanguinem into his brainwashed clone army.
* DarkIsEvil
* DarthVaderClone
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** He loved his protégé Nando like a son, to the extent of continuing to display concern for his well-being even after Nando (reluctantly) left his side and joined forces with his arch-enemy Lord Byron. It should be noted that Tobias' usual reaction to significant failure on his subordinates' part is usually [[YouHaveFailedMe incandescent rage followed by swift execution.]]
** To a lesser extent, he is shown to treat his Darkrai and Latios well, though this could just be PragmaticVillainy at work as they're strong enough to turn on and overpower him if they decide they aren't happy with their accommodations.
* MindRape: His Darkrai has this as an explicit power. He later reveals that years of training combined with constant exposure to Darkrai eventually gave him similar abilities.
* PalsWithJesus: He has Darkrai and Latios, naturally.