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Season 1 teams

Shell Killers (Blade Sharks)

The team name is Shell Killers (シェルキラー) in Japanese, Shell Sharks on Kai's trading card, and Blade Sharks in English and derived translations.
The initial antagonist team. It consists of three "layers": the leader, which is Kai Hiwatari before he joins the Bladebreakers, the Shitennō (original) or Four Horsemen (dub), the four elite members, and a lot of unnamed mooks whose only real purpose is numbers. The Shell Killers serve as the main opponent during the Japanese tournament.
  • Elite Four: Kai's immediate underlings are called the Four Horsemen in the dub and the Shitennō in the original version.
  • Gang of Bullies: Hiruta has a habit of acting on his own, but the rest uses numbers to pull stuff like theft, abduction, and bodily harm.
  • Never Say "Die": Kai's trading card states he's the leader of the Shell Sharks. This suggests that the reason the team's name uniquely was changed is because of the "killer" part. "Shell" to "blade" was then likely done to sound better.
  • Starter Villain: The Shell Killers are the first opposing team that has to be dealt with during a tournament.
  • Undying Loyalty: Not counting Hiruta, who has his own thing going on, but definitely true for the rest of the Shitennō in regards to Kai. It's not that obvious in the anime, but in the manga, not only did Kai kick them out of the Shell Killers for losing to Takao, but Hiruta even pointed out to them that losing to Takao was part of Kai's plan to gauge the other's beyblade skill. Despite this, they remain loyal to Kai and support and worry about him during the Japanese Tournament, while Kai keeps yelling at them that they're beneath him. They are last seen in I-V3C2. Then in I-V14C3, they make a one-panel comeback as the audience cheering on Kai during the manga's closing match.

    Makoto Hiruta (Carlos)
Blader: マコト・蛭田/ Makoto Hiruta / Carlos
Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (Japanese), Rob Stefaniuk (English)
A high-ranking Shell Killer who got kicked out for being defeated by Takao. Hiruta made it to the Japanese tournament on his own, but lost again. In the manga, he went on to become Daichi's first noteworthy opponent and supporter. He is the younger brother of Ayaka.
  • Back for the Finale: The Japanese ending of G-Revolution features shots of many beybladers who have appeared in any of the three seasons. Hiruta hadn't appeared since S1E51 and gets shown battling Rick. In an interview, director Yoshihiro Nagamori has said that they picked him because they wanted an equal, another street kid, to have as Rick's opponent.
  • Black Sheep: Of the Shell Killers. He's the only one of the Shitennō who doesn't like Kai and openly rebels against him, though also openly is the one most in tune with Kai's beliefs of power at that time. After his defeat against Takao, he fully breaks with the Shell Killers and sets out on his own. In the manga, he becomes the first "mentor-opponent" to Daichi.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: There'd be many more to come, but Hiruta was the first character to undergo this. He's also one of the very few who doesn't immediately accept Takao's kindness. It's only during the final episode of season 1 that Hiruta is seen cheering for the Bladebreakers, along with the other Shitennō with whom he apparently made up. In the manga, it's Daichi he cheers for.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Takao and Daichi, pre-Defeat Means Friendship. With both, Hiruta takes the role of first "true" adversary, being above the rabble but also not elusive like Kai. Fittingly, Hiruta's (starter) beyblade is Kid Dragoon.
  • Revenge: His beyblade gets destroyed by the other Shitennō and he himself gets kicked out of the Shell Killers. After this he rebuilds with an actual blade in it. He gets to play against his former teammates and makes sure they're an easy kill before going after Takao. The other three actually call him a traitor for it, but he argues he's merely following the Shell Killers' belief that might makes right.
  • The Starscream: To Kai. Hiruta is the most independent and ambitious of the Shell Killers and, unlike the others, not (that) afraid of going against Kai.
  • Starter Villain: Overlaps with Composite Character in the anime. He's the first mean opponent Takao deals with in the anime, which he gets to be by taking the role held by Nobuo in the manga.

    Suzuka (Stuart)
Blader: 鈴鹿 / Suzuka / Stuart
Voiced by: Yoshiko Kamei (Japanese), Ari-Paul Saunders (English)
The leader of the remaining Shitennō after Hiruta's removal.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Suzuka's style is Visual Kei, which in his case includes the midriff look.
  • Beauty Mark: He's got one under his left eye, unless it's fake and applied as part of his go at Visual Kei.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: He's the thin one between him, Tsukuba, and Motegi.
  • The Dragon: Either always was this to Kai or becomes this after Hiruta's removal.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Rocked the one-legged pants look well before Daichi did.
  • The Starscream: Not explicitly so to Hiruta, but the impression is raised that Suzuka got a promotion out of Hiruta's removal from the gang and was not in the least disappointed by it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a shade of indigo.

    Tsukuba (Casey)
Blader: 筑波 / Tsukuba / Casey
Voiced by: Hitomi (Japanese), Dan Warry-Smith (English)
The smallest member of the Shell Killers, but no less vicious for it.

    Motegi (Trevor)
Blader: 茂木 / Motegi / Trevor
Voiced by: Hitomi (Japanese), Dan Warry-Smith (English)
The largest member of the Shell Killers.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: He's the big one between him, Suzuka, and Tsukuba.
  • The Brute: With his size and muscles rivaled only by Kai's, when raw strength is required he gets the job.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: He's got both traits. In his case, it comes with his character role as the gang's muscles.

Majestic 4 (Majestics)

The team name was originally nameless in Japanese, but got named Majestic 4 (マジェステック4) in Rising. In English and derived translations, it's always been Majestics.
The Majestic 4 are composed of four of Europe's wealthiest. They're all from old families, from which they inherited their bit-beasts. Although good friends for a long time, their egos made them refuse to be a team. Only after meeting the Bladebreakers did their regard for teamwork improve and they've stuck together ever since.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: The Majestic 4's bit-beasts' names end on "-lyon".
  • Blue Blood: As the name points at, all members of the Majestic 4 are heirs to long-standing lineages of name and fortune. They occasionally dress up in their family armor for beyblade matches.
  • Break the Haughty:
  • The Cavalry: Combines with Last Stand. The Majestic 4, along with Kiki of the Bái Hǔ Zú, were the only ones whose bit-beasts hadn't been stolen during the Russian tournament. Judy gathered the five and mentally prepared them to step in if Takao would lose his match against Yuriy. Fortunately, it didn't come to that.
  • Dub Induced Plothole: In the original version, the Majestic 4 do not have a name. They're simply the Euro Team. The dub gave them the name Majestics. However, the story as it is has the members form a team for the first time, which specifically occurs in S1E38. A.J. Topper and Brad Best introduce them as the Majestics, which Ralf is surprised by and Johnny indifferent to, while Olivier and Giancarlo talk about how beyblade is not a team sport. Which leaves the question just who came up with "Majestics"? There's some implication Johnny created the name, but that would be at odds with him being the one insistently opposed to what's going on in the first place.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Ralf/Griffolyon are air, Johnny/Salamalyon are fire, Olivier/Unicolyon are earth, and Giancarlo/Amphilyon are water.
  • Ineffectual Loner:
  • Knight in Shining Armor:
  • Named by the Adaptation: As with most season 1 teams, the Majestic 4 went by the descriptive "Euro(pean) Team" in the original version. The dub gave the team a proper name, which surprisingly made its way back into the Japanese franchise when the team was named Majestic 4 in Rising.
  • Royal Brat:
  • Shout-Out: Doubly so. As per Aoki's website, the first names of the Majestic 4 come from F1-racers from their respective countries and their last names are based on movie directors and actors also from their countries. The F1-racers are Ralf Schumacher, Johnny Herbert, Olivier Panis, and Giancarlo Fisichella. The movie directors and actors aren't specifically mentioned, but can be surmised to be Steffen Jürgens, Ewan McGregor, Richard Bohringer, and Giuseppe Tornatore.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Majestic 4 are the one team that refuses to fight Borg in the manga. They are dropped from the story upon that choice. When next a tournament is held, there are two new teams to represent Europe: the Barthez Soldats (Region A) and F-Sangre (Region B). What there isn't is any explanation what happened to the Majestic 4.

    Ralf Jürgens (Robert Jürgens)
Blader: ラルフ・ユルゲンス / Ralf Jürgens / Robert Jürgens
Bit-beast: グリフォリオン / Griffolyon
First Appearance: S1E30
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuda (Japanese), Vince Corazza (first voice, English), Robert Smith (second voice, English), Craig Lauzon (Episode 114, English)

  • Anime Hair: In the manga and the third season, his hair is more or less normal. It's the first season that styles it as if it's cast. In the dub of S1E30, one of his challengers even asks him if it's his hair or his helmet.
  • Blue Oni: To Johnny, down to the armor.
  • Catch Phrase: He loves to use the word "uncouth" in the dub.
  • Feather Flechettes: Griffolyon's main attack consists of throwing sharp feathers from its wings.
  • Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better: Griffolyon is most often seen standing on two legs.
  • The Leader: Ralf is the team captain.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Ralf didn't accept Takao's original challenge, as he had destroyed enough beyblades that day and was in a hurry, until Takao called him a coward.
  • Our Gryphons Are Different: His bit-beast Griffolyon is a griffin.
  • The Stoic: He only shows emotions during intense matches.

    Johnny McGregor
Blader: ジョニー・マクレガー / Johnny McGregor
Bit-beast: サラマリオン / Salamalyon
First Appearance: S1E33
Voiced by: Chiharu Tezuka (first voice, Japanese), Hikaru Tokita (second voice, Japanese), Joanne Vannicola (English)

  • Alchemic Elementals: Johnny's bit-beast is Salamalyon, a salamander. Salamalyon is the only bit-beast based on one of the classic elementals.
  • An Axe to Grind: How he launches his beyblade.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He wears one wrapped around his forehead and he's the one who goes for the too-cool-for-school image. Flows into Helmets Are Hardly Heroic, because while the others wear helmets with their armor, he doesn't, leaving his bandana on display.
  • I Work Alone: While all the Majestic 4 are this, he is specially stubborn (and loud) about it.
  • The Lancer:
  • Non-Specifically Foreign: In the dub, everything is done to get it across that Johnny is Scottish. Aside from his looks and stereotypical temper, he's referred to as a member of the "Royal McGregor Clan from the High Lands" in S1E37, mentions going golfing in S1E39, and by his own words that same episode is even called "The Gladiator of Glasgow". So it might come as a surprise that no mention at all is made of Scotland in the Japanese version. The term used in S1E37 is "igirisu", which is a term to denote the entire UK. The Japanese don't make a habit of viewing the UK as different countries, hence why his two name inspirations are from England and Scotland and still considered from the same "country". Disregarding that, Johnny still very much reads as Scottish in the original version, but there are details that suggest otherwise, like his deep respect for "Her Majesty the Queen" or hi battle against Howling at Stonehenge.
  • Playing with Fire: His bit-beast uses fire-based powers.
  • Red Oni: To Ralf, down to the armor.

    Olivier Bohringer (Oliver Bohringer)
Blader: オリビエ・ポーランジェ / Olivier Bohringer / Oliver Bohringer
Bit-beast: ユニコリオン / Unicolyon
First Appearance: S1E33
Voiced by: Omi Minami (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)

  • Agent Peacock: He's one of Europe's finest bladers, but also a bit feminine looking, into pretty things, into cooking, the Majestic who has the most uniform-esque armor, and someone who wields a pink bey he dresses up with a rose.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: He rented out the entire Louvre so he could contemplate the great masters without the crowds. It's also not the first time he's done so/
  • Graceful Loser: He accepts draws and losses without a fuss. When his fans try to say theirs no way anyone could match him he's quick to tell them that no, he did not win his battle.
  • Nice Hat: Combines with Goggles Do Nothing. Olivier wears an outfit that takes design cues of Belle Époque motoring clothes, but with modern-day windshields he never has any need to actually wear the goggles.
  • Something About a Rose: As shown in S1E38, when Olivier has time to dress up before a match, he'll add a rose to his bey to launch it in a fahsionable but harmless petal storm.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • Olivier's last name has been romanized in various ways, among others as "Polanski" and "P/Boulanger", by the fandom over the years, but, even though obscurely, canonically it is Bohringer. This name is present on the trading card and no other romanization matches a (French) actor or movie director, which it has to do according to Aoki. Only... the name as spelled in Japanse consistently starts with "ポ" ("po") instead of "ボ" ("bo"), which is the letter normally used to render the name in kana. The two symbols are alike, sure, but that's no explanation as to why Olivier's last name is spelled like that.
    • As well, all attempts to romanize "ポーランジェ" have generally assumed the name had to sound French. But "Bohringer" is of German origin, so that certainly was an unfair start.
  • Supreme Chef: He works in father's restaurant as vice-chef. Both he and the restaurant have earned awards for the outstanding dishes.
  • Unicorn: His bit-beast Unicolyon is a unicorn.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Olivier has lime green hair.

    Giancarlo Tornatore (Enrique Tornatore)
Blader: ジャンカルロ・トルナトーレ / Giancarlo Tornatore / Enrique Tornatore
Bit-beast: アンフィリオン / Amphilyon
First Appearance: S1E33
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (Japanese), Julie Zwillich (English)

  • Affectionate Nickname: In the dub, Bianca and Rosetta refer to him as "Enrique-poo".
  • Berserk Button: While Giancarlo much prefers to enjoy the company of his girlfriends and spoil them rotten rather than live up to his title as the best blader in Italy, he does not take well to anyone assuming he's a poser who has no real skill.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Amphilyon snaps and turns against its owner because Giancarlo didn't care much for it and treated it as a servant rather than a partner.
  • Kid-anova: He is introduced skipping lessons, because he has a date with A Lady on Each Arm. Keep in mind this is part of the double theme he has going due to Amphilyon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Overlaps with Multiple Head Case. Amphilyon is an amphisbaena, a dragon-like creature which defining trait is the second head at the tip of its tail.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Even though Amphilyon has wings, it never actually uses them. This is noticeable when Dragoon throws it from the sky in S1E36.

Season 2 (V-Force) teams

Saint Seals (Saint Shields)

In Japan, the team is 聖封士, pronounced Saint Seals (セント・シールズ), while the kanji means Holy Seal Warriors. In English and derived translations, the team name is Saint Shields.
A team whose members come from a dedicated lineage of bladers seeking to seal away all bit-beasts to protect humanity. After their defeat by the BBA Team's strength and ideals, it was decided that instead of aggressively stealing bit-beasts they should assertively keep watch in case they are needed.
  • Ambiguously Brown: According to Aoki's website, the four were designed to be from different races and nationalities. However, the anime depicts them as being from one clan and all but directly says they are Chinese in S2E33. This is despite that not one has a Chinese name and generally sound more Middle Eastern. Of course, it's still possible their clan actively promotes marrying outsiders, which would unite all of the above, but nothing like that is ever said to be the case.
  • Ancient Order of Protectors: Overlaps with Well-Intentioned Extremist. The clan the Saint Seals hail from are among the few people who know about the utter destruction brought on when humans first learned to control bit-beasts. For millennia, they've made it their duty to hunt down bit-beasts and lock them in stone tablets. The Saint Seals are the clan's latest champions, fully believing in the clan's methods even though when they stop to think about they'd hate for their own bit-beasts to be harmed or taken away. The BBA Team eventually convinces them to ditch the extremism. From that point on, they vow only to act when a blader fails in their duty to protect their bit-beast or uses it for malevolent purposes.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Every single member of the Saint Seals' clan has bright green eyes.
  • Invisibility: The initial advantage of the Saint Seals is the invisibility of their bit-beasts. None of the BBA Team knew they were even fighting one until Kyōju gathered enough data to make a grainy representation visible on his laptop. Eventually, Hiromi made them visible... somehow.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": With a dose of Alternate Character Reading. "Saint Seals" is spelled セント・シールズ in katakana. シールズ can be romanized two ways: as "seals" and as "shields". Based on the kanji 封, it's "seals". However, both "seals" and "shields" make sense in context of what the Saint Seals do. Why the dub team ended up picking "Saint Shields" is unknown, maybe nothing more than Added Alliterative Appeal, but defendable.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitutes: The Saint Seals remind a lot of the Bái Hǔ Zú in terms of looks and ninja-like skills. They're even after the BBA Team's bit-beasts and solely manage to get Driger, while the Bái Hǔ Zú specifically wanted Driger back from Rei.

    Ozma (Ozuma)
Blader: オズマ / Ozma / Ozuma
Bit-beast: フラッシュレオパルド / Flash Leopard
First Appearance: S2E1
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese), Alex House (English)

  • Adaptational Badass: Takao had to put very little effort to defeat him in the manga. The anime has Ozuma defeating him on a regular basis.
  • Always Someone Better: To Takao in Season 2. In fact, he's the only person to beat Takao in said season and no less than three times! He's probably the person with the best win-loss record against the protagonist throughout the entire three seasons. Eventually, though, the Worf Effect hits him when he comes back just to lose to Zeo once the latter becomes the main antagonist of the final arc of the season.
  • The Leader: Ozma is the team captain.
  • Multicolored Hair: It's black with a streak of red.
  • Panthera Awesome: Flash Leopard is a leopard.
  • Playing with Fire: Flash Leopard handles the element of fire and at its strongest becomes a ball of fire.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Ozma wears a shirt that can only be loosely buttoned up top, thus leaving his chest on display at all times. It's also not a very long shirt, so most shots from below show his midriff.

Blader: ドゥンガ / Dunga
Bit-beast: ボルティックエイプ / Voltic Ape / Vortex Ape
First Appearance: S2E5
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)

    Yusuf (Joseph)
Blader: ユスフ / Yusuf / Joseph
Bit-beast: バニシングムート / Vanishing Moot
First Appearance: S2E2
Voiced by: Sachi Matsumoto (Japanese), Jason Barr (English)

Blader: マリアム / Mariam
Bit-beast: シャークラッシュ / Sharkrash
First Appearance: S2E2
Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)

  • Cleavage Window: Right after Ozma, Mariam shows the most of her chest through the open part of her shirt. Surprisingly, this was not edited out for the dub.
  • Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Sharkrash.
  • Glacier Waif: In a beystadium, as her beyblade is a defense type.
  • Making a Splash:
  • Ship Tease: From the start, there's a little bit of flirting between her and Max, mostly from Mariam's side. Ryūnosuke even congratulates Max on getting a girl like that interested in him in S2E13. Then in S2E36, Mariam and Max spend time trying to escape a collapsed building and becoming something more tender than Fire-Forged Friends.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She can be sweet and motherly or as ferocious as a shark toward everyone, depending on the moment.

Team Psychic (Team Psykick)

In Japan, the team is Psychic (サイキック), with no pun discernible in the spelling. In the GBA trilogy, they're renamed Cyber (サイバー). In English and derived translations, the team name is Psykick.
One of the two teams ultimately under control of Zagāto Industries, the other being Team Zagāto. Team Psykick is directly led by Gideon, who in turn reports to Zagāto himself. The unit consists of Gideon, Doctor B, spies, scientists, and beybladers. The bladers can be divided in three groups: those without bit-beasts, those who couldn't handle cyber bit-beasts, and those who could handle cyber bit-beasts for about a week. The latter group are the elite.
  • Animal Theme Naming: Most trial Psykicks have an animal-based name or something related to an animal. "Snakey", "Chameleon", and "Bat" are obvious. "Figel" comes from "vogel", the German word for "bird". This trend would continue with Team Zagāto.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: This happens to anyone who handles a cyber bit-beast
  • Canon Foreigner: Everyone but the elite team are an addition by the anime.
  • Child Soldiers: The bladers are this. Some join voluntarily, while others are brainwashed. Some don't survive the unit.
  • Multinational Team: In Aoki's notes, Team Psykick's elite members are said to have been scouted from all over the world. Kane is Japanese-Australian and Gōki is full Japanese. Salima and Jim were not designed with a particular background in mind, though Salima's name was taken from an African travel guide while her nationality in the anime is Canadian, and Jim's name suggests him to be either American or European.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Doesn't do much to make them worse than they already were, but the trope otherwise goes into effect for Gideon, Doctor B, and the other adults involved once everything went wrong for Garry.
  • The Psycho Rangers: The elite team, on account of their use of cyber versions of the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts.
  • Punny Name: "Psykick" combines "psychic" and "kick" while phonetically being indistinguishable from "psychic". This is a dub invention, because the Japanese katakana holds no pun.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Bit-beasts in general suffer this trope, but the cyber bit-beasts get a double-down because of Just a Machine.

Blader: スネーキー / Snakey
Bey: サーベルコブラ / Sabre Cobra
First Appearance: S2E6
Voiced by: Mato Arikawa (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)
The first blader sent after the Bladebreakers, specifically Takao. He lost.
  • Knife Nut: Rather like Hiruta early in the first season, Snakey's beyblade excels at sharpness. He does a lot of Licking the Blade, but just as in season 1, that was cut from the dub.
  • Toothy Issue: Has buck teeth to denote he's a meanie.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The two agents ask what to do with Snakey after his loss. They're given the go-ahead to act as they see fit and like most of Team Psykick he's never seen again. The only reason we can assume he was at least not murdered is because the agents express some level of horror in regards to killing people three episodes later.

Blader: ダリル / Daryl
Bey: ダリランザー / Darylanzer
First Appearance: S2E7
Voiced by: Daisuke Ishikawa (Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (English)
The leader of the team that fought the Bladebreakers on the island. He lost against Takao.
  • The Leader: Daryl is the team captain of his unit.
  • Making a Splash: His beyblade is specialized for battle on moist surfaces. Where other beyblades' can't maneuver as well, his has passages in the tip that let water through and help it stabilize.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Daryl has purple hair.

Blader: カメレオン / Chameleon
Bey: マーメレ / Mamele / Chameleon
First Appearance: S2E7
Voiced by: Sachi Matsumoto (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)

A member of the team that fought the Bladebreakers on the island. He lost against Max.

  • Chameleon Camouflage: Blends with Hollywood Chameleons. Chameleon and his bey are outfitted in military camouflage pattern. The bey's special ability is becoming invisible at high speed, which is owed to its colors. Don't ask how that's supposed to work against the background of a red stadium.
  • Custom Uniform: All members of Team Psykick of his level wear duochromatic green uniforms. Chameleon wears a green uniform with green military camouflage pattern.
  • Hellish Pupils: Of the Animal Eyes variety. Chameleon has very large eyes with very tiny pupils, resembling the bulging eyes chameleons have. He is not a good person.

Blader: バット / Bat
Bey: バットランザー / Batranzer
First Appearance: S2E7
Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (Japanese), ??? (English)
A member of the team that fought the Bladebreakers on the island. He lost against Rei.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Ostensibly an ordinary human, Bat does have the ability to stand on/hang from the ceiling. It is explained neither in words nor visuals how he does it.
  • Hair Wings: They're not actual wings, but his hair is shaped like a bat with spread wings.
  • Night-Vision Goggles: Bat wears these so he can battle in the dark and have an advantage over his opponent.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Averted. In V-Force, he isn't shown escaping the cave when it collapses and is not heard from thereafter. He does make a cameo appearance episode 5 of G-Revolution, so that means he survived.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bat has blue hair.

Blader: フィーゲル / Figel
Bey: フィーゲランザー / Figelanzer
First Appearance: S2E7
Voiced by: ??? (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)
A member of the team that fought the Bladebreakers on the island. He lost against Kai.
  • Blow You Away: Figelanzer can create a tornado.
  • Delinquent Hair: His hanging mohawk certainly counts. It overlaps with Peek-a-Bangs that permanently cover his right eye.
  • Facial Markings: He has a purple slash under his left eye. It might be under his right too, but since it's never shown it's impossible to tell. Like his opponent Kai's facial markings, his are likely painted on too.

    Garry (Gerry)
Blader: ガーリー / Garry / Gerry
Bit-beast: デジタルドラゴン / Digital Dragon
First Appearance: S2E14
Voiced by: ??? (Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (English)
The first blader chosen to test one of the cyber bit-beasts, specifically Digital Dragon (a prototype of Cyber Dragoon). The creature was too experimental to handle safely and Garry got the full brunt.

    Yūya Minami (Wyatt Smithwright)
Blader: ユウヤ・南 / Yūya Minami / Wyatt Smithwright
Bit-beast: デジタルバード / Digital Bird
First Appearance: S2E5
Voiced by: Akiko Kimura (Japanese), Edward Glen (English)
The second blader chosen to test one of the cyber bit-beasts, specifically Digital Bird (a prototype of Cyber Dranzer). Although refined, the creature was too experimental to handle safely and Yūya could not withstand it.
  • Hero-Worshipper: To Kai.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Yūya's ordeal is of such little importance that we never even get to see how he ended up with Team Psykick or learn what happened to him after handling Digitla Bird. Meanwhile, everything's angsty with Kai because he didn't give the boy the attention needed to keep him away from Gideon. For the duration of a few episodes, until Kai defeats Gōki and Gideon's terror ends. After that, the boy might as well never have existed at all.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Happens to Yūya once he unleashes Digital Bird. It comes with free Creepy Shadowed Undereyes.

    Kane Yamashita
Blader: ケイン・山下 / Kane Yamashita
Bit-beast: サイバードラグーン / Cyber Dragoon
First Appearance: I-V8C1; S2E17
Voiced by: Yuuki Tai (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)

  • All There in the Script: He's never mentioned to be half-Australian/half-Japanese in the manga, anime, or video games. That info's only in the Beyblade website blurbs and Aoki's notes.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Kane is half Japanese and half Australian.
  • Death from Above: The only one who pulls this kind of attack more often than Kai.
  • Honor Before Reason:
  • Name of Cain: His name is Kane and in the manga he's straight-up evil before being taught humility through defeat. In the anime, he's kind of heart, but becomes unhinged and dangerous due to Cyber Dragoon's influence.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kane has blue hair.

Blader: サリマ / Salima
Bit-beast: サイバードライガー / Cyber Driger
First Appearance: I-V8C1; S2E17
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Vik Sahay (English)

  • The Heart: She's the only one who tries to warn the Bladebreakers of the cyber bit-beasts, believing that's what's best for everyone.
  • Shonen Hair: Unusual for a female character.
  • Undying Loyalty: Salima sees the writing on the wall when Jim and Gōki get possessed, but still returns to her team and takes Kane's advice to try to change things from the inside rather than get the Bladebreakers involved. The both of them end up possessed as a result. Later, Salima manages to shake off Cyber Driger's influence during a battle with Rei, but part of that is due to her being defeated. Knowing very well that her life and sanity will be at immediate risk if she goes back to her teammates, Salima does anyway, because "they are waiting for [her]".
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Salima's default outfit consists of a shirt and a skort. When it's colder, she adds a jacket and thigh-high socks, which adds up to Grade A.

Blader: ジム / Jim
Bit-beast: サイバードラシエル / Cyber Draciel
First Appearance: I-V8C1; S2E17
Voiced by: Ayaka Yamashita (Japanese), Mary Long (English)

  • Bubblegum Popping: In the manga, he's introduced chewing bubblegum while his team destroys the Saint Seals' beys as if they're nothing.
  • Driven by Envy: Jim's general behavior and one remark during his battle with Gōki make it seem that he considers himself the team's weak link and thinks the others regard him the same. His wish to be better would then be what made him as susceptible to the cyber bit-beast's influence as he was.
  • Evil Genius/The Smart Guy

    Gōki (Goki)
Blader: ゴウキ / Gōki
Bit-beast: サイバードランザー / Cyber Dranzer
First Appearance: I-V8C1; S2E17
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)

  • The Big Guy: Becomes The Brute while under influence of Cyber Dranzer. One of the first things he does in the anime is pull out a whole (if dead-ish) tree from the riverbank and throw it in the water to serve as a bridge for Ryūnosuke, who had fallen in.
  • Gentle Giant: Right after Salima, he's the kindest member of the team.

Team Zagāto

One of the two teams ultimately under control of Zagāto Industries, the other being Team Psykick. Team Zagāto's trial team is directly led by Doctor K, who in turn reports to Zagāto himself, while the elite team is led by Zagāto since by then Doctor K went her own way. As with Team Zagāto, the unit consists of spies, scientists, and beybladers.
  • Animal Theme Naming: As with Team Psykick before, most trial Zagātos have an animal-based name or something related to an animal. "Foxy" and "Net" are obvious. "Jack" and "Denny" are named after people, namely Jack the Ripper and Pierre Denys de Montfort.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It is not dwelled upon what happens to any of the bit-beasts utilized by the team after each member's defeat. In most cases, the bit-beast is ripped through and the bit chip destroyed, but there's no word on what this means other than that it is contextually unlikely they are dead, even in Tyranno's case.

Blader: フォクシー / Foxy
Bit-beast: ウイルドフォックス / Wildfox
First Appearance: S2E31
Voiced by: Hikaru Tokita (Japanese), Jonathan Potts (English)
The first blader to be granted a bit-beast taken from the rock. Despite his promising training, he lost to Rei. His bit-beast is Wildfox, a fennec.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Combines with Doppelgänger Spin. Foxy can make his bey create many illusionary copies of itself to distract from the real deal.
  • Giggling Villain: Overlaps with The Quiet One. Foxy limits his use of words to what is necessary. In part he avoids handing his opponents information, but there are many times he could've said something safely and instead just put up an unsettling grin and giggled.
  • Third Eye: Rather than multiple tails, Wildfox has three green eyes that contrast nicely to its red fur.

Blader: ネット / Net
Bit-beast: クリムソンスパイダー / Crimson Spider / Phantom Spider
First Appearance: S2E34
Voiced by: Sayaka Aida (Japanese), Phil DeWilde (English)
The second blader to be granted a bit-beast taken from the rock, but he too lost; to Tyson. His bit-beast is Crimson Spider (Phantom Spider), a spider.
  • Evil Is Not Well-Lit: Net could've chosen to keep fighting in the open like Foxy did before him, but instead he lured Takao into a dark, abandoned building. This probably has to do with his animal theme, because spiders prefer dark hiding places too.
  • Giant Spider: Crimson Spider is a huge spider that relies on its webbing to hold down an opponent. And although Net is a human, his spider-like traits do give him some claim to this trope.
  • Laughing Mad: Net laughs a lot, laughs loudly, and laughs creepily. This comes mixed with his disregard for gravity and a general sense of unhingedness.
  • Shout-Out: To Spider-Man, of whom he copies his acrobatics and web-swinging skills.

Blader: ジャック / Jack
Bit-beast: シザースイング / Scissorswing / Sickle Weasel
First Appearance: S2E35
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese), Eric Woolfe (English)
The third blader to be granted a bit-beast taken from the rock, but his defeat came at the hands of Kai. His bit-beast is Scissorswing (Sickle Weasel), a kamaitachi.
  • Blow You Away: On account of Scissorswing being a kamaitachi. Its wind powers are given shape as a whirlwind that serves as a bey-surrounding shield with high offensive qualities. An additional benefit is that the whirlwind hides the bey and the bit-beast, granting a level of Invisibility.
  • Kamaitachi: Scissorswing is a kamaitachi. It's only one weasel and not a trio of them, though. Jack used it to do some serious harm not only to Dranzer, but also to Kai, without anyone seeing the actual attack.
  • Knife Nut: Not surprising for either a kamaitachi or the kind of person who'd command one. Kai and Dranzer may have won, but they were left in pretty bad shape.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Jack avoids a direct confrontation at first, preferring to stalk the Bladebreakers until he can catch one alone and attack with his cloaked beyblade. They catch glimpses of him here and there, but it isn't until Kai uses himself as bait that the playing field gets evened.

Blader: デニス / Dennis
Bit-beast: チラノ / Tyranno
First Appearance: S2E36
Voiced by: Mika Matsuoka (Japanese), Jason Barr (English)
The fourth blader to be granted a bit-beast taken from the rock, who was chased off by the joint efforts of Max and Mariam. His bit-beast is Tyranno, a monstrous tyrannosaurus rex.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: It's almost surprising that Tyranno is the only dinosaur bit-beast in the original franchise. There's no shortage of dragons, but a dinosaur is apparently a little out there.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Tyranno has two extra sets of eyes about halfway his snout.
  • Kick the Dog: No one of the trial team cares about their bit-beast. They view them as tools to get stronger and there's none for who this goes as much as it does for Dennis in regards to Tyranno. Team Zagāto attempts to ensure Tyranno's victory by constantly pumping it up with more energy, even though it is clearly being hurt and harmed by the treatment. In fact, it gets so bad that even Mariam, whose goal is to enact And I Must Scream on as many bit-beasts as she can, is horrified. It is she too who destroys the equipment used on Tyranno.
  • No Name Given: An ambiguous case for the Japanese version. The trial team are among the few bladers who address their bit-beasts by a different name than their beyblades. The bit-beast's name tends to be spoken, while the bey's name can be read during the rare shot where the bey lies still facing the camera. However, Dennis's bey never does. The one blader following after Dennis, Denny, addresses his bit-beast by the same name as is written on the bey, so it remains possible that "Tyranno" is both the bit-beast's and the bey's name.

Blader: デニー / Denny
Bit-beast: クラーケン / Kraken / Klarken
First Appearance: S2E40
Voiced by: Wasabi Mizuta (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)
The fifth blader to be granted a bit-beast taken from the rock. Two, in fact, as each of his beys contains a Kraken, a kraken. Appropriately, it took the combined might of Rei and Zeo to beat him.
  • Combat Tentacles: Combines with Tentacle Rope depending on the battle needs. Denny had one Kraken hold onto Driger while the other attacked it.
  • Dual Wielding: Denny wields two beyblades and two bit-beasts at the same time, a skill shared only with Hitoshi.
  • Kraken and Leviathan: The Kraken are krakens.
  • Sailor's Ponytail: Counts due to Denny's nautical theme. His hair is tied up in five braids, which mimic tentacles.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Kraken is named after the kraken. "クラーケン" features the elongated ā from ラー for pronunciation, but these kana are also the way Japanese renders er/ar/or. Add to that the L/R-matter and the conclusion becomes that "クラーケン" got mis-re-romanized as "Klarken" where it should have just been "Kraken". Whether "Klarken" should be considered canon because it is what canon says it is or if a correction should be applied is up for debate.

    Zeo Zagāto 
Blader: ゼオ・ザガート / Zeo Zagāto
Bit-beast: グケルベロス / Kerberos / Cerberus
First Appearance: S2E30
Voiced by: Hisayo Yanai (Japanese), Tim Hamaguchi (English)

  • Walking Spoiler: Whether the manga version or the anime version, one can only get so far talking about Zeo before the spoilers start to trickle in.

  • Code Name: In the manga, his blader name is ZO.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: He and Gordo form one, respectively representing fire and ice. The usual color schemes are maintained for the beys, but are reversed for the bladers.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears white clothes after turning evil in the anime.
  • Multiple Head Case: As per Ancient Greek mythology, Kerberos has three heads.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: In the anime, once Zeo learns that he's an android, he has a massive breakdown over it and then positively flips. He signs up with his father's plan to aggressively take the BBA's bit-beasts, despite that they are his friends, and doesn't stop his emotional rampage until he loses to Takao and thereby comes to terms with his own identity.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Zeo is this to the original Zeo, but how depends on the medium.
    • In the anime, Zeo is an android made by Doctor Zagāto after the death of his biological son Zeo. The timeline of death, age of death, creation, and any relation to the bit-beast-holding tablet Zagāto stole decades ago is unclarified. Zagāto treated the android as if he was Zeo himself and hoped to use the power of the four holy bit-beasts to turn the android human. It's not revealed if this was even possible, but Zeo and Zagāto learned to accept his robotic nature as it is.
    • Overlaps with Dead Person Impersonation for the manga, where he's the original Zeo's younger brother Leon. Ten years prior, the original Zeo died in a traffic accident. Despairing, Zagāto learned of the possibility that the four holy bit-beasts could bring Zeo back to life. Zagāto then began training Leon, two years old or so at the time, to make him capable of acquiring the quartet by whichever means necessary. In the process, he also manipulated Leon into emulating Zeo as much as possible, styling his hair the same way, wearing the same clothes, becoming a violin player, and even taking his older brother's name, though with the alternative spelling ZO. Leon went along with this because he wished to make his father happy. However, once he realized that Zagāto saw him as a means to an end rather than appreciate him as a son, he rebelled. Zagāto accepted this and apologized, allowing Leon to become Leon again and abandoning his goal of reviving Zeo.
  • Robot: In the anime, Zeo's true identity is that of an android designed in the image of the original Zeo, who has died. The android Zeo didn't know this until his father told him the truth, and very people knew about it prior to Zeo's participation in the World Tournament.
  • Wicked Cultured: True for his manga self. Zeo plays the violin, a hobby copied from his older brother, and is in the middle of a tune when he meets Takao for the first time in I-V8C4 and I-V9C1. He asks Takao if he likes the requiem he's written for him and Takao's ego takes a jump at someone composing music for him until Kyōju informs him that a requiem is a song for the dead.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Zeo has turquoise (anime) or green (manga) hair.

Blader: ゴルド / Gordo
Bit-beast: オルトロス / Orthros
First Appearance: S2E42
Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (Japanese), Colin O'Meara (English)
A boy who was handpicked by Doctor Zagāto to be Zeo's beyblade partner during the World Tournament. His bit-beast is Orthros, the two-headed dog of Greek mythology.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Give or take. He's light-skinned in the anime, but his overall look leaves no doubt he was designed to be a dark-skinned redhead, which got confirmed on Aoki's website. He doesn't fit the associated personality, but that might be part of his and Zeo's elemental reversal.
  • The Dragon: To Zeo, by combining his role as the other boy's beyblade partner and his role as something of a personal bodyguard as seen in S2E45.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: He and Zeo form one, respectively representing ice and fire. The usual color schemes are maintained for the beys, but are reversed for the bladers.
  • Flat Character: Poor Gordo may have been given a unique design, a cool bit-beast, and been partnered to one of the most important characters of V-Force, but there's almost nothing to say about him personality-wise. Even Aoki's notes show disinterest, as all the mangaka says is that he was asked to design a partner for Zeo and so he did.
  • Multiple Head Case: As per Ancient Greek mythology, Orthros has two heads.
  • Short Hair with Tail: He combines Shonen Hair with a Mohawk, but stil has a long tail in the back. The tail is an addition by the anime team, because Aoki's sketches don't include it.
  • Sudden Name Change: In the notes on Aoki's website, Gordo's entry is marked as Garuda (ガルダ). This name also shows up in the episode summaries on the official Japanese website. It is clear that Gordo is the final name, but the reason for the change is not. Possibly, him sharing a name with well-known bird deity while wielding a dog-type bit-beast was deemed confusing.

    Zagāto (Zagart)
Character: ザガート / Zagāto / Zagart
First Appearance: S2E20
Voiced by: Kousei Hirota (Japanese), Lawrence Bayne (English)
The head of Zagāto Industries and the father of Zeo and Leon. In the anime, he's also a former research partner of Daitenji. In response to Zeo's death, he's devoted his life to getting his son back by any means available.
  • Walking Spoiler: Not as badly as his sons, but that's already too much said.

  • Abusive Parents: In the manga. Pushing your youngest son to abandon his own name and identity to take on those of his deceased older brother can only be called depraved. And then he abandoned his decade-long goal of reviving his oldest son because... your guess is as good as any.
  • Evil Former Friend: In the anime, he is this to Daitenji as per S2E30. They used to be research partners until they got their hands on a stone tablet filled with mysterious energy. Zagāto saw more opportunity than his partnership with Daitenji offered and one night stole the tablet not to be seen again until decades later.
  • High-Class Glass: On occasion, Zagāto dons a high-tech monocle on his left eye. It helps establish him as evil.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • In the anime, Zagāto has blood on his hands. How much depends on interpretation and then there's situations in which no one died but he wouldn't have been bothered if anyone did that may or may count, but at best he's got responsibility for the deaths of Gideon and Doctor B. There's no sign by the end of V-Force he'll ever be bothered for that.
    • In the manga, Zagāto is in league with Volkov. And as if that's not enough, he's robbed his youngest son from his identity to serve as a living memorial dedicated to his oldest son. He also subjected Leon to a decade-long intense training program so he could take the four holy bit-beasts from whomever would have them, never once caring about the boy's successes other than what they could contribute to the goal of bringing Zeo back to life. He came around, though, and apparently that's all that matters.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Is this in the manga to his oldest son Zeo, but explicitly not to his youngest son Leon. He's the trope in full force in the anime, though, where he's willing to sacrifice people left and right just to give the android Zeo a chance to become human, when that, all things considered, would barely change anything for either him or Zagāto.
  • Seeks Another's Resurrection: In the manga, he wants the four holy bit-beasts to resurrect Zeo, his oldest son.
  • Shout-Out: According to Aoki's website, Zagāto is named after Gepetto of The Adventures of Pinocchio fame, in reference to him being the father of a boy who is not quite human.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: He's got (normal) red hair, green eyes, and he's the source of almost all antagonism the BBA Team faces in V-Force.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": ザガート has been romanized as "Zagart" in the English version and derived translations. This is a good romanization, because the elongated ā from ガー is the way Japanese renders er/ar/or and the "o" in ト tends to be omitted if it's at the end of a word. However, what with Aoki's claim that ザガート is inspired by "Gepetto", the literal reading "Zagāto" becomes the more logical option.

Season 3 (G-Revolution) teams

Barthez Soldats (Barthez Battalion)

In Japan, the team is Barthez Soldats (バルテズソルダ), utilizing the French word for "soldiers". In English and derived translations, the team name is Barthez Battalion.

  • Multinational Team: Implied. The Barthez Soldats are only defined as being a European team, which, certainly with the Majestic 4 in mind, suggests multinationality, although there's little on where they're from specifically. On his website, Aoki mentions that Michael is named after Michael Schumacher, suggesting German roots in the same way the Majestic 4 are named after race car drivers from their respective countries, and that Aaron is a Jamaican boy. Since Rising, Mathilda is confirmed to be from the UK by use of the same non-specific "igirisu" as is used for Johnny.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In the anime, each member of the team gains wings for the duration of an intense battle. Michael demons wings akin to Death Gargoyle's and Claude get angel wings akin to Killer Eagle's. Despite Pierce Hedehog not having wings, Mathilda gains insectoid wings, seemingly specifically those of a damselfly. The only one not shown to get wings is Aaron, but logically he can too.

    Michael Kahn (Miguel Lavalier) 
Blader: ミハエル・カーン / Michael Kahn / Miguel Lavalier
Bit-beast: デスガーゴイル / Death Gargoyle / Dark Gargoyle
First Appearance: S3E7
Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (Japanese), Christopher Marren (English)

    Mathilda Anchelloni (Mathilda Aster) 
Blader: マチルダ・アンシェローニ / Mathilda Anchelloni / Mathilda Aster
Bit-beast: ピアスヘッジホッグ / Pierce Hedgehog
First Appearance: S3E7
Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English)

    Claude Dugarry (Claude Tavarez) 
Blader: クロード・デュガリー / Claude Dugarry / Claude Tavarez
Bit-beast: キラーイーグル / Killer Eagle / Rapid Eagle
First Appearance: S3E7
Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma (Japanese), Jason Barr (English)

    Aaron (Aaron Silva) 
Blader: アーロン / Aaron / Aaron Silva
Bit-beast: ラッシングボア / Rushing Boar
First Appearance: S3E7
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa (Japanese), Dan Warry-Smith (English)

F-Sangre (F-Dynasty)

In Japan, the team is F-Sangre (Fサングレ), utilizing the Spanish word for "blood". In English and derived translations, the team name is F-Dynasty.
A Spanish team consisting of sibling bladers and their coach.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the manga, F-Dynasty are from an upperclass Spanish family. In the anime this could still be true, but their childhood is switched from living with their biological family to being part of a circus family.
  • Blue Blood: As mentioned above, the Fernandez siblings are heavily implied to be nobility in the manga, but this might not be true in the anime. It makes their name in the anime less logical, because "Sangre" (which is Spanish for "Blood") and "Dynasty" suggest lineage of note.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Julia and Raul are twins and form a beyblade team.
  • Lightning/Fire Juxtaposition: Julia handles Thunder Pegasus and Raul wields Flame Pegasus. The accents to their hair colors match their signature element.
  • Multicolored Hair: Overlaps with Elemental Hair. The Fernandez Twins both have brown hair, but they also each have a second color: orange for Julia's thunder and red for Raul's torch. In the anime, they had these colors since early childhood, possibly as part of their circus look.
  • Theme Twin Naming: In honor of Raúl Juliá.

    Julia Fernandez 
Blader: ジュリア・フェルナンデス / Julia Fernandez
Bit-beast: サンダーペガサス / Thunder Pegasus
Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)

    Raul Fernandez 
Blader: ラウル・フェルナンデス / Raul Fernandez
Bit-beast: フレイムペガサス / Flame Pegasus
Voiced by: Akiko Kimura (Japanese), Jonathan Potts (English)

Character: ロメロ / Romero
Bey: ラビアンローズ / La Vie en Rose / Thorn Rose
First Appearance: I-V10C2; S3E11
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)

  • Ascended Extra: You'd be forgiven if you didn't know Romero exists in the manga, because there's exactly one panel featuring him, a little behind Julia and Raul, in I-V10C2. He's neither named nor introduced. You can sort of infer from his position combined with the information that F-Dynasty is a sibling team that he's the coach, but that's as far as it goes. In the anime, he's got his own bey, was responsible for getting the twins into professional beyblading, and coached Kai for a short period.
  • Camp Straight: Romero is easily the most swish adult male character of the franchise and the best candidate for the most swish male character period. But he is attracted to women only, to the point that it's a Funny Background Event-type Running Gag. Every time there is a slideshow sequence, Romero'll be seen hitting on another woman. In S3E26, he hits on a flight attendant. In S3E30, he hits on Judy and then has to run for his dear life from Tarō. In S3E52, he hits on Keiko with Tarō looking at him incredulously.
  • Dance Battler: Averted. According to Aoki's website, Romero was designed with a flamenco dancer in mind and while his design was slightly toned down from that for the anime he still loves dancing. But he doesn't combine it with blading the rare times he enters a beybattle, despite that almost every blader in the show combines blading with another core talent if they have one.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Of all people, it is him who does this to Kai during his Heroic BSoD after he was defeated by Brooklyn.
  • Green Thumb: On the one occasion that he wielded a Beyblade.
  • Keet: A rare adult example. Notable is his reaction to food in S3E18.
  • Mentor Archetype
  • Shout-Out: Romero's bey, La Vie en Rose, is named after the signature song of Édith Piaf. The titular rose is not the flower, but the color, with the title meaning something akin to "Life through Rose-Tinted Glasses".


    General: Ming-Ming Band 
In any language, the team is the Ming-Ming Band (ミンミンバンド).

  • Amazon Brigade: The Ming-Ming Band is the only all-female blader team in the regular franchise, enjoying only the company of the Alternate Universe protagonist team of Beyblade Taisen Seiryūden and the possibility of creating an all-female team in Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 - Gekisen! Team Battle!!.
  • Ambiguous Situation: With the exception of Ming-Ming, there's reason not to take their blader rankings in S3E41 seriously. The rankings mostly don't match between the two lists given, making it possible the rankings in the first list were only to put the names of the Ming-Ming Band and the Training Squad together for the audience's sake.
  • Girl Posse: Has shades of this. Ming-Ming is the Alpha Bitch, the rest her posse. Chiru-Chiru would be the Beta Bitch on the argument she's the one most often depicted next to Ming-Ming.
  • Instrument of Murder: Each of the band members wields an instrument-shooter hybrid.
  • Letter Motif: The band minus Ming-Ming herself all have the letter "M" incorporated in their outfits. Chiru-Chiru's and the drummer's are yellow, while the bassist's is pink.
  • Sailor Senshi Send-Up: In an interview, director Yoshihiro Nagamori explained that he'd purposefully added elements of Sailor Moon to Ming-Ming, like her Transformation Sequence. The interview doesn't say more, but Ming-Ming also definitely has traits of Sailor Venus and there are design similarities between the three band members and Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, and Sailor Jupiter.
  • Theme Naming: Overlaps with Repetitive Name. We've got Ming-Ming, Chiru-Chiru, one of the other girls is Tam-Tam, and it's probable the fourth band member also has a repetitive name.
  • The Voiceless: Outside of some gasps of surprise, the three instrument wielders never utter a word.

First Appearance: S3E32
Voiced by: N/A
Chiru-Chiru plays the guitar and wields a red bey. She's ranked #71 among the BEGA bladers.

First Appearance: S3E32
Voiced by: N/A
The bassist plays the bass and wields a yellow bey. She's ranked #75 among the BEGA bladers.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a beauty mark on the left side of her chin.
  • No Name Given: The only time the band members are named is in a list in S3E41. Not only are the names hard to make out through the static, but the bassist and the drummer have the same name listed: Tam-Tam. This means one of them is incorrectly labeled and therefore has no known name.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The bassist has deep green hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Combines with High Class Gloves. The bassist qualifies for Grade A regarding the skirt-leg-boots ratio. The length and design of her boots matches the length and design of her gloves.

First Appearance: S3E32
Voiced by: N/A
The drummer plays the drum and wields an orange bey. She's possibly ranked #74 among the BEGA bladers.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's all muscle and has to be considered pretty if she's in the Ming-Ming Band.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A special case due to her having two hair colors. She has grey eyes and the part of her hair that is grey is the same shade of grey.
  • Multicolored Hair: The guitarist has red hair on top while the rest is grey.
  • No Name Given: The only time the band members are named is in a list in S3E41. Not only are the names hard to make out through the static, but the bassist and the drummer have the same name listed: Tam-Tam. This means one of them is incorrectly labeled and therefore has no known name.

     General: Training Squad 

  • Ambiguous Situation: There's reason not to take their blader rankings in S3E41 seriously. The rankings mostly don't match (Keizō is the sole exception) between the two lists given, making it possible the rankings in the first list were only so to put the names of the Training Squad and the Ming-Ming Band together for the audience's sake.

Keizō wields Crab Diver. He's ranked #70 among the BEGA bladers.

Izam wields Manta Diver. He's ranked either #82 or #76 among the BEGA bladers.

Gammara wields Orca Diver. He's ranked either #54 or #73 among the BEGA bladers.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He wears a red one around his head.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In the blader rank list in S3E41, his name is written as "Gamarra". In the classification mini-tournament list later that episode, it's "Gamara". Since the second list demonstratably has spelling errors and the first doesn't, "Gamarra" has a slightly better shot at being the correct spelling.

    General: Justice 5 
In any language, the team is the Justice 5 (ジャスティス5).

  • Blind Obedience: It isn't until the eighteenth episode of the twenty the team is active in that the "Hey, wait a minute..." kicks in. At this point they've long heard about what Volkov has done as head of Borg and they've witnessed the sheer loathing his old team has for him and still he had to direct his bad side to them for the penny to drop.
  • Deal with the Devil: Their deal with Volkov is this, whom they didn't know was a scumbag. Moses was given an opportunity to earn money for his sister's treatment, Ming-Ming's dream of being an idol was fulfilled, and Garland was given the means to adhere to his family tradition of being a champion. Then came S3E50, and finally they understood how deep they were in.
  • Five-Man Band: Played with. On the surface, Brooklyn is the leader, Garland is the lancer, Mystel is the smart guy, Moses is the big guy, and Ming-Ming is the chick. However, the roles overlap or are played differently. For the first, an example is that Moses is far more the heart of the team than Ming-Ming even though Ming-Ming still has the heart theme. For the second, an example is that Mystel is the smart guy on account of being the sneaky guy. Notably, while Brooklyn is the leader de iure, Garland is the leader de facto.
  • Mix-and-Match Creatures: The Justice 5 exclusively use bit-beasts that fall under this category. Poseidon and Apollon are the simplest designs, but even they aren't properly described by means of one (mythical) animal.
  • Super Team: The closest there is to one among the beyblade teams. Garland is the martial artist, Brooklyn is the gifted one, Ming-Ming has her two selves, gravity has nothing on Mystel, and Moses has raw strength like no other.

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese), Robert Tinkler (English)

    Garland Siebald 
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), David Berni (English)

Voiced by: Aya Hirano (Japanese), Stephanie Beard (English)

  • Ambiguously Brown: Ming-Ming reads as Chinese, but has a skin tone far darker than is normally incorporated in the design of Chinese characters, let alone female ones. It's unexpected.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During difficult beyblade matches she sings for two reasons: it helps her fighting better, and it drives her opponents mad, making them more prone to errors.
  • Dark Chick: She's the singular female member of the BEGA League, which are the main adversaries during G-Revolution. She's also not on good terms with Hiromi, although this mostly is Hiromi's doing.
  • Decomposite Character: According to Aoki's website, Ming-Ming is based on the same concept that was the origin of Mutsuki.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Ming-Ming's Loli Form is small, big-eyed, insufferably cutesy, and the version she consciously uses for her career as an idol.
  • Evil Diva: Ming-Ming is the lead singer of the Ming-Ming Band.
  • Genki Girl
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Forms this with Moses. She and he are the steady center of the Justice 5 and bond because they actually attend whatever the team is supposed to attend.
  • Magic Idol Singer
  • Odango Hair: Combine with Girlish Pigtails. On the front, he hair is in two pigtails that frame her face. Behind those tails, her hair is tied up in buns like this with white cloth that visually forms a second set of pigtails.
  • Older Alter Ego: That and/or Sleep-Mode Size. Ming-Ming has a Loli Form to use for her career as an idol and a Queen Form to use for her career as a beyblader. And while her Loli Form is the one she uses most often, nothing suggests either form to be more true than the other. Her apparent age also stays within the usual range for bladers regardless of her form, making her age change less significant than it normally is for a Magic Idol Singer.
  • Something About a Rose: In Loli Form, Ming-Ming wears red roses lines with daisies as if it's Odango Hair. Ming-Ming's symbol in Queen Form is a lavender rose. She usually just holds it, but she can also send it off as a non-weaponized petal storm.
  • Transformation Sequence: From pop-star to beyblade fighter, she seems to roughly double in age and gains the behaviour to match.

    Moses (Crusher) 
Blader: モーゼス / Moses / Crusher
Bit-beast: ギガース / Gigas / Gigars
First Appearance: S3E33
Voiced by: Masachika Takatsuka (Japanese), Richard Dumont (English)

  • Bald of Awesome:
  • BFG: Follows on Does Not Know His Own Strength. When starting out as a blader, Moses was given a regular shooter by Volkov, but he proved too strong to handle it without breaking it. It might very well be the only time Volkov was genuinely amused. Moses received a massive shooter thereafter, which he carries around in parts and assembles on the spot when he has to battle.
  • The Brute:
  • Family Theme Naming: In the original version, it's Moses and Monica. Averted in the dub that has him renamed "Crusher".
  • Healthcare Motivation:
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Forms this with either Monica or Ming-Ming. He and Ming-Ming are the steady center of the Justice 5 and bond because they actually attend whatever the team is supposed to attend.
  • Manly Tears: Large, strong, and dangerous, but easily the one character who cries the most in the entire franchise relative to their appearances. He cries during S3E33, his very first episode, when he tells Takao about his sister and how only thanks to Volkov he can help pay for her treatment. He cries in S3E44 when Rei congratulates him on winning the match and commends his love for his sister. And he cries in S3E50 over the conflict between carrying out Volkov's orders full-well knowing they are morally wrong.
  • Power Tattoo:
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Squat's in a Name applies because it doesn't mean anything in-universe. Moses is the one black guy of the main manipulated-into-villainy team of the second half of G-Revolution. Aaron is the one of the first half.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Gigas is named after the Greek word "Γίγας", referring to the Giant branch of Ancient Greek gods. "ギガース" features the elongated ā from ガー for pronunciation, but these kana are also the way Japanese renders er/ar/or. Hence, "ギガース" got mis-re-romanized as "Gigars". Whether "Gigars" should be considered canon because it is what canon says it is or if a correction should be applied is up for debate.
  • Trench Coat Warfare: Moses's Badass Longcoat is of practical nature. It's lined with pockets on the inside for all the components of his shooter. The shooter itself is way too large to carry around, so he brings it along in parts. If he's got a match ahead, he can assemble his shooter in seconds.

Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (Japanese), Edward Glen (English)

Anime solo bladers

    Nobuo (Billy)
Blader: ノブオ / Nobuo / Billy
Bey: スタースティンガー / Star Stinger
First Appearance: I-V1C1; S1E1
Voiced by: Kujira (Japanese), Dan Warry-Smith (English)
Either a member of the Shell Killers (manga) or a good friend of Takao and Akira (anime).
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Goes hand-in-hand with Named by the Adaptation, Ascended Extra, and Adaptational Attractiveness. In the manga, the character is nameless and a member of the Shell Killers (his role as a beyblade thief went to Hiruta in the anime). The anime plays with this when Nobuo gets onscreen and is made to look like a violent bully. However, a minute or so later it becomes clear that he and Takao are actually good friends, just a tad insistent when it comes to beyblading. Nobuo later also befriends Akira and along with him and Takao helps a little kid get back at his own bully. As for his looks, his nose is more pronounced and somewhat angular in the manga than in the anime and its appearance is used as an insult to him.
  • The Brute: In the manga and faked in the anime, where he turns out to be The Big Guy.
  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with Akira in S1E18, the Breather Episode in which Takao and Kyōju return home for a while.
  • Sore Loser: In the manga, Nobuo had taken the beyblades of anyone he defeated. Takao challenged him for it, meaning Nobuo would return all beys if he lost and acquire the beys of all of Takao's supporters if he won. He lost and tried to escape with the beyblades. He did return them grudgingly but willingly when Takao stopped him not to demand the beys back but to hand him his own which he was forgetting about.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first mean opponent Takao deals with in the manga. He's also the first opponent Takao defeats in the anime, but the mean factor is fake.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the manga, Nobuo disappears from the story after his defeat. It is known that the Shell Killers don't take kindly to losers amidst their ranks, but it's unknown how things played out for Nobuo.

    Akira (Andrew)
Blader: アキラ / Akira / Andrew
First Appearance: S1E1
Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)
A local champion of the town next to Akebo and a good friend of Takao, Kyōju, and Nobuo.
  • Gentle Giant: Akira is about 1.5x the size of any other blader in his area. It's unknown if he's also older, but what is known is that he's got about three moods: defensive (of others), protective, and supportive.
  • Multicolored Hair: He's got brown hair in the back and a tuft of blond on the front.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: With a little helping of Large and in Charge. Akira has his own fanclub which members really looks up to him. He doesn't tolerate them thinking badly of his opponents. And although he took the bait Hiruta laid out, he did it on his own terms, being more amused at Hiruta's insults than, well, insulted. After his loss, he and Kyōju became Takao's support team to ensure he'd win against Hiruta and Akira later got his fanclub together to save Kyōju from the Shell Killers.
  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with Nobuo in S1E18, the Breather Episode in which Takao and Kyōju return home for a while.

Manga bladers

    Kennosuke Shishi
Blader: 剣之介・獅子 / Kennosuke Shishi
Bit-beast: ガーディアンドライガー / Guardian Driger
First Appearance: I-V7CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
A samurai-type beyblader who travels around with his younger brother Tenmaru to further his mastery of the blade, whether that means the sword or the beyblade. His bit-beast is Guardian Driger, a tiger.
  • The Cameo: Because Daichi's entire journey to catch up with Takao was scrapped for the anime, Kennosuke was scrapped too. However, he, Tenmaru, and Hikaru are featured in one of the slideshow panels at the end of G-Revolution.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: He's a samurai and despite his age fittingly old-fashioned. For instance, he uses the "sessha" pronoun and the "gozaru" verb. Also of note is that his name, which means "Herald of the Sword", is very similar to the story's other samurai, Ryūnosuke, which means "Herald of the Dragon".
  • Panthera Awesome: His bit-beast, which he only uses in the 2002 GBA title Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 - Fierce Battle! Team Battle!!, is Guardian Driger. Meanwhile, his last name, "獅子"/"Shishi", means "lion".

    Tenmaru Shishi
Blader: 天丸・獅子 / Tenmaru Shishi
Bey: サンダードラゴン / Thunder Dragon
First Appearance: I-V7CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
Kennosuke's younger brother, student, and assistant. Tenmaru's only recently entered the scene as a blader himself, having been gifted his bey Thunder Dragon by Kennosuke.
  • The Cameo: Because Daichi's entire journey to catch up with Takao was scrapped for the anime, Tenmaru was scrapped too. However, he, Kennosuke, and Hikaru are featured in one of the slideshow panels at the end of G-Revolution.
  • Distressed Dude: Daichi's attempts to get Kennosuke to accept his challenge came very close to seriously injuring Tenmaru. Another time, it seemed Daichi had injured Tenmaru in battle, but the kid had just fallen asleep. Both instances were the closest Kennosuke came to losing his cool.
  • Tagalong Kid: The useful kind to Kennosuke.

    Ayaka Hiruta
Blader: アヤカ・蛭田 / Ayaka Hiruta
First Appearance: "Spin-Off"
Voiced by: N/A
Makoto Hiruta's older sister. She's a quality blader, but lacks a bey of her own.
  • Cool Big Sis: Makoto doesn't like that Ayaka takes his bey whenever she pleases, but he's damn proud of her victories.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Has one with Mao based on the rivalry-starting comic followed by artwork in which they seem to enjoy each other's company. It has traits of Red Oni, Blue Oni, with Ayaka being the blue one.
  • Specs of Awesome: Ayaka looks like a regular nerd with her glasses and school uniform, but she's a vicious blader with not a good word to spare for people she beats.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Ayaka's relation with Mao reminds of the one Emily and Mao had at the end of the anime's first season. This relation does not exist in the manga. Add to that that Ayaka and Emily are not unlike in appearance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ayaka has blue hair.


    Zeo Zagāto
Character: ゼオ・ザガート / Zeo Zagāto
First Appearance: I-V9C3
Voiced by: N/A
Zagāto's oldest son, who died some time ago. He might (manga) or might not (anime) have a younger brother named Leon.
  • Walking Spoiler: This character entry's existence alone is a spoiler, presuming you can count.

  • Death by Origin Story: The original Zeo is dead to serve as the motivation for Doctor Zagāto and the second Zeo. According to Aoki's website, the android story was what he originally had in mind for Zeo, hence why "Gepetto" served as basis for "Zagāto". But he got negative feedback on that idea, so for the manga he changed it by making the second Zeo the original's younger brother instead.
  • Parental Favoritism: In the manga, it's hard to argue Zagāto doesn't infinitely love Zeo more than he does Leon, given what he does for the first and what he puts the second through.

    Bill (William)
Character: ビル / Bill / William
First Appearance: S2E41
Voiced by: Takayasu Usui (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)
The valet of the Zagāto household and the primary caretaker of Zeo during the day while his father is out running his company.
  • Old Retainer: Implied, mostly on the grounds that he's one of the few people who knows Zeo is not the original and displays behavior, such as his saddened expression when Zeo practices the violin, that suggests he may have known said original
  • Parental Substitute: Bill's the "parent" Zeo comes home to while Zagāto is out and about being a CEO. He watches over the boy, supervises his violin lessons, and mediates between Zeo and Zagāto when necessary, which includes keeping Zagāto from expressing his stress with violence.
  • Secret Keeper: He's the only person confirmed to know about Zeo being a robot outside of him and Zagāto prior to the World Tournament.

    Pablo Fernandez
Character: パブロ・フェルナンデス / Pablo Fernandez
First Appearance: I-V11C2
Voiced by: N/A
A renowned beyblade craftsman from Spain who only makes beys for whom he deems worthy. He is the grandfather of Julia and Raul, but no less grumpy towards them than to anyone else.
  • Cool Old Guy: Best bey craftsman in the world, an influential judge of character as a result, and, well, old and a guy.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a beret. It communicates artistry.
  • Thicker Than Water: Averted. Raul and Julia try to shoo away Takao by insisting Pablo won't make any beys for any rival of theirs. Pablo doesn't even look up from his workbench when he corrects that family's got nothing to do it; it's about a heart for beyblading.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Effectively, given how beyblades are considered a genuine weapon. Could be considered more of The Blacksmith, because while he has a reputation as the very best craftsman and is the only one who can make a bey that contains the power of Dragoon at the time in the manga, there's a few more chapters after that and his isn't the last rebuild Dragoon receives.

Character: モニカ / Monica
First Appearance: S3E33
Voiced by: N/A
Moses's younger sister.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Monica has medium brown skin and matte blonde hair. It runs in the family, though her hair is the lightest.
  • Family Theme Naming: In the original version, it's Monica and Moses. Averted in the dub that has her brother renamed "Crusher".
  • Ill Girl:

    Moses's family
First Appearance: S3E33
Voiced by: N/A
The rest of Moses's and Monica's family, which consists of a father, a mother, and an ambiguous amount of children.
  • Ambiguously Related: The only glimpse at the larger family is a photo that doesn't identify who is who. It can be assumed that the boy opposite Monica is another sibling, but with how close he must be in age to Monica convention raises the unanswered question if they're twins. As for the rest, in Japanese Moses talks about his father, his mother, and his "kyōdai-tachi". "Kyōdai" refers to an older brother and younger brother(s), but can also be used to refer to siblings regardless of age and gender. "Tachi" is an explicit plural. Because he is speaking about how the family is working hard for Monica's sake, Monica isn't included in this use of "kyōdai-tachi". The photo doesn't provide enough detail to tell the age of anyone but the two kids nor do the characters stand in a way that communicates anything. The woman on the right might be the mother, but she also might be another sister, while of the men on the left the blond one only seems slightly older than the brunet.
  • Health Care Motivation: For the whole of G-Revolution, nothing is more important to the family than getting Monica the treatment she needs.
  • Hero of Another Story: Moses mentions they all do their best to make Monica's treatment affordable. So, that's their story, which the audience never gets to see a glimpse of.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Moses and Monica are the only members of the family that are actually in the show. The rest is given screentime as a group photo only. They're not even in the Japanese-only slideshow ending where, instead of Moses and Monica being with their family or something, the duo attends a concert by the Ming-Ming Band.


    Bianca & Rosetta
Character: Bianca & Rosetta
First Appearance: S1E35
Voiced by: Kumi Sakuma (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)
Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)
Two girls that are close friends and more-or-less jointly dating Giancarlo. Bianca is the blonde one and Rosetta is the redheaded one.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: They are the ladies in question, with Giancarlo being the hunk. They are nameless in the Japanese version, but not in the dub. The trope also isn't followed to the letter in that arguably they are the ones in control of the relation.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rosetta walks around with an exposed belly.
  • Fangirl: Waver towards this in regards to Giancarlo. They do not care about beyblading, but do think Giancarlo looks mighty sexy when he beybattles. Even when they barely know what's going on, they're observant enough of his actions that it took Kyōju eavesdropping on them for the BBA to figure out Giancarlo's strategy.
  • The Fashionista: Moreso in the original than in the dub. In the former, almost every plan they make with Giancarlo is about going shopping for new clothes and accessories. In the latter, they still make mention of going shopping, but food and going out on Giancarlo's yacht replace some of the dialogue's focus.
  • Foreshadowing: They themselves are the foreshadowing to Giancarlo's double theme.
  • Gold Digger: Waver towards this in regards to Giancarlo too, though quite more so in the dub than in the original. They do like him and his money isn't worth it to them without his attention, but they'll milk him for every bit of luxury he can provide.
  • Meaningful Name: Pretend you didn't read the character summary up above and take a wild guess who, between Bianca, Italian for "white", and Rosetta, Italian for "little rose", is the blonde one and who the redhead.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Bianca & Rosetta aren't named in the original version. The credits only list them as "shōjo A/B", meaning "girl A/B". They are named "Bianca" and "Rosetta" in the dub.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: From what little there is to go on, Bianca is the girly one what with her pink, dress, bow, long hair and so on while Rosetta is the tomboyish one with her blue, pants, medium hair and so on.

Character: ギデオン / Gideon
First Appearance: S2E3
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese), Len Carlson (English)
An immediate henchmen of Doctor Zagāto, who was the first one tasked with obtaining the BBA Team's' bit-beasts. Within Team Psychic, he concerns himself with blader management; that is, recruitment, training, and disposement.
  • Accidental Murder: He pushed Doctor B away from the self-destruct button, intending nothing more than that. However, Doctor B hits a damaged computer, resulting in electrocution followed by the ceiling collapsing on top of him. Gideon is sufficiently horrified by the result of his action.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He's not outright said to be a nobleman, but his demeanor and fashion sense are a strong hint in that direction. The golden ring he's often seen polishing also strikes as a family heirloom. The fact he's evil needs no argument.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Gideon is not exactly nice, but for most of his early screentime he comes across as composed, a longterm strategist, and a bit of a dandy. Come S2E12, when Doctor B has failed to capture the bit-beasts during the island project, and Gideon again seemingly leisurely advises him to make artificial bit-beasts to battle the real ones with. One hint of doubt on Doctor B's part whether they can and Gideon puts the fear in him by showing a before-unseen aggressive side. Notably, Doctor B is much more stressed during the cyber bit-beast project than during the island project.
  • The Dragon: He is under direct command of Doctor Zagāto, who is effectively behind all the trouble the Bladebreakers face in V-Force. It comes in the The Man Behind the Man variety, because while Gideon is introduced in the third episode, Zagāto's existence is not revealed until the twentieth episode.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Gideon dies without there being any explanation why he did what he did. He worked for Doctor Zagāto, but did he have the same goal of making Zeo human or did he think it was something else they were after?
  • Karmic Death: He dies from having the ceiling fall down on him when his lair collapses. How did it come to collapse? Because of the damage dealt by the very cyber bit-beasts he ordered to be created. It also comes close to the way Doctor B died at Gideon's hands.
  • Shout-Out: According to Aoki's website, Gideon is designed to be fox- and cat-like as per the duo from The Adventures of Pinocchio. The name "Gideon" comes from the Disney version of the cat.
  • Undying Loyalty: In both versions but stronger in the dub. While Gideon's life is on the line when he finds himself in a Collapsing Lair, he still worries about his duty to report to Zagāto.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mixed with Multicolored Hair, because Gideon has purple-and-black hair.

    Doctor B
Character: ドクターB / Doctor B
First Appearance: S2E6
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)
One of the main geniuses of Zagāto Industries and Gideon's right-hand man. He created the magtram and the cyber bit-beasts and presumably had a role in the development of Psykick's other tech.
  • Bald of Evil: He's bald and he's evil.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: For all that he was fine letting children go Brainwashed and Crazy under the influence of the cyber bit-beasts, he doesn't appear to have been immune himself. When Cyber Dragoon thrashes the facility, putting everyone inside in danger, Doctor B (eventually) responds with delight at having created something so powerful. He's fully prepared to hit the self-destruct button then and is only stopped because Gideon isn't as cool with dying. Doctor B subsequently hits a damaged computer, resulting in electrocution followed by the ceiling collapsing on top of him.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Doctor B does nothing that requires a labcoat, but almost always wears one. He exchanges it for a suit only when he has to deal with the world outside of Team Psykick, such as when he has to talk with Daitenji.
  • Mad Scientist: The fact he took pride in creating unstoppable, independent, and life-draining bit-beasts should say enough. The list of unethical practices he's dabbled in is significant.
  • Number Two: He's this to Gideon within their part of Zagāto Industries. Gideon let him take full authority during the island project even.
  • Only Known by Initials: Like Mister B before him and Doctor K after him, Doctor B is only ever referred to as "Doctor B".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Mister B from the manga, also a scientist but a good one. It's mostly the curious codename that links the two.

    Doctor K
Character: ドクターK / Doctor K
First Appearance: S2E29
Voiced by: Hikaru Ikeda (Japanese), Joanne Vannicola (English)
Another of the main geniuses of Zagāto Industries, but one who ended up feeling unrecognized after being told to put the project to steal the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts on hold. She secretly continued, but was discovered and summarily fired along with her assistant Dan. She retaliated by becoming the Parts Hunters' coach.

Character: Dan
First Appearance: S2E29
Voiced by: Katashi Ishizuka (Japanese), Jonathan Potts (English)
Doctor K's loyal right-hand man and all-around assistant.
  • The Consigliere: Dan is among the few Doctor K trusts and cares to hear out, as is evident in S2E32, Unfortunately for Dan, Doctor K is a stubborn and arrogant employer.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Dan isn't named in the original version. The credits only list him as "sanbō", meaning "advisor" or "(military) staff member". He is named "Dan" in the dub.
  • Right-Hand Hottie: To Doctor K, although it does nothing to make her kinder to him.
  • Sinister Shades: Dan rarely shows his eyes, usually having them hidden behind his shades. It creates a moment of vulnerability in the Japanese version of S2E35 when after another failure he tries to speak confidence into Doctor K She slaps him so hard for it that his glasses are knocked off his head. He only stares at her incredulously.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Doctor K's fate is ambiguous as it is, but Dan's worse off. His last appearance is in S2E46. He watches the match between the Parts Hunters and the Saint Seals with her and then isn't seen or talked about when Doctor K is brought down an episode later.

    Jean-Paul Barthez 
Character: ジャンポール・バルテズ / Jean-Paul Barthez
First Appearance: I-V10C2; S3E7
Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese), Edward Glen (English)

  • Ascended Extra: You'd be forgiven if you didn't know Barthez exists in the manga, because there's exactly one panel featuring him, a little behind the Barthez Soldats, in I-V10C2. He's neither named nor introduced. You can sort of infer from his position combined with the team name that he's the coach, but that's as far as it goes. It's worth noting that in the manga the Barthez Soldats become evil under influence of the Heavy Metal System, but as it isn't even certain Barthez is still with the team at that point, his exact role is guesswork. In the anime, he's straight-up evil, in league with Volkov, and the reason the Barthez Soldats serve as a villain team for some time.
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  • Evil Genius:
  • Mentor Archetype:

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