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    The Main Characters 

The Heroes

  • Hero, Rival, Baddie Team-Up: Yamato is the main hero. Bull and Terry and briefly introduced as rivals of sorts but are quickly befriended and join his team. Grey is an amalgamation of rival and baddie (the latter being forced on him since the Shadow Alliance captured his sister) at the start but eventually he pulls a Heel–Face Turn and joins Yamato's gang. Finally, Wen, Li and even Enjyu (who were all full-on baddies at the start) do the same and the main team consists of rivals and baddies teaming up together to stop Marda B in the second half of the season. Though some rivalries still exist amongst them.
  • Five-Man Band: The story starts with Yamato and a couple of friends. First Grey and Bull, then Terry and Bull, and then all three. Always accompanied by the guidance or help of Mie, Armada and Liena, the group finally becomes this trope after recruiting some members from the Shadow Alliance over to their side after the tournament arc.
    • The Leader: Yamato, since he is the main hero of the story.
    • The Lancer: Grey whenever he's present. When he's working with the Shadow Alliance, Terry takes over the role.
    • The Smart Guy: Bull is surprisingly intelligent and often is this.
    • The Big Guy: Wen by virtue of being brash and extroverted, as well as being the most physically capable of the team with his athleticism and martial arts skills.
    • The Chick: Li since he's quiet, calm, and after his Heel–Face Turn, a rather friendly Nice Guy. Terry also doubles as this due to his appearance.
    • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Enjyu, who becomes a good guy but then turns on them again, though only in a plan to overthrow the villains from the inside.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Yamato and Terry are the pure good, friendly guys of the team (nice). Li is a calm and kind-hearted enough person, though he did start off as a villain, and Grey means well despite having a tough and surly exterior (in-between). Wen and Enjyu are heroes (eventually) but even after turning good, they are very brash and confrontational, and even a little arrogant at times (mean).
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The main heroes consist of an eccentric young boy raised as a cat, a boy in a yellow dress, a young child with a Split Personality disorder of some kind, and otherwise a bunch of reformed bad guys who were all part of the Shadow Alliance at one point.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cheerful and eccentric Yamato is the red to The Stoic and tough, somewhat emotionally repressed Grey's blue, while the brash and arrogant Wen is the red to the calm and quiet Li's blue.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Yamato, Terry and Li are the sensitive guys, while Grey, Wen and Enjyu are manly. Bull can be either, depending on which of his personalities is dominant at any given time.

Yamato Daiwa/Yamato Delgado

Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (JP), Brian Beacock (EN), Fadwa Soliman (AR)

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Bull Borgnine

Voiced by: Kurumi Mayima (JP), Mona Marshall (EN), Ameera Hdaife or Houdife (AR)

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Grey Michael Vincent

Voiced by: Yuuki Tai (JP), Dave Wittenberg (EN), Oossaima Yoossef (AR)

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Mie Daiwa/Mie Delgado

Voiced by: Naoko Takano (JP), Philece Sampler (EN), Lama Alshamandi (AR)

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Tsubame Tsubakura/Terry McScotty

Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (JP), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN, first 6 episodes), Barbara Goodson (EN, from episode 7), Samar Kokash (AR)

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    Shadow Alliance 

Marda B.

Voiced by: Mugihito (JP), Paul St. Peter (EN)

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Ababa

Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama (JP), Steve Blum (EN)

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Enjyu

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Steve Staley (EN), Samar Kokash (AR)

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Wen Yong Fa

Voiced by: Tomo Shigematsu (JP), Brad MacDonald (EN)

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Li Yong Fa

Voiced by: Miyako Ito (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN), Ramia al Ibrahim (AR)

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Cain McDonnell

Voiced by: Hiro Yūki (JP), Steve Blum (EN), Lama Alshamandi (AR)

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  • Abusive Parents: His dad was noted to be rather stern with him and instilled his current power-obsessed mindset.
  • Anime Hair: He's apparently taking cues from Yu-Gi-Oh!.
  • Bad Boss: Blaster-wise, he's got a bad habit of breaking his whenever he gets a better one. People-wise, he's lucky Joshua's got a case of Undying Loyalty going on, because Cain treats him like dirt.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He initially appears as a perfect Nice Guy. In reality, he's one of the nastiest people you'll ever meet.
  • Break the Cutie: What having Abusive Parents did to him throughout his childhood.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Joshua's "betrayal" is the first thing to throw him off his game—the first one, that is. Joshua's second one essentially drives him insane.
  • Evil All Along: Suffice to say that he was never actually Yamato's friend.
  • Freudian Excuse: See Abusive Parents and/or Break the Cutie.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Implied at the end. Unlike others on this page, it's never explicitly shown.
  • Heroic BSoD: He completely shuts down after his final match with Grey. It's not until the finale that he gets better.
  • Ironic Echo: A non-exact example, but after all his talk about how he was a master and Joshua was just his servant, Grey throws it back in his face when he points out that Cain has no friends or anything worth fighting for—and that he can't claim Joshua as one, because "he's just your butler."
  • It's All About Me: Even for a villain, he comes off as incredibly self-centered compared to the others in the show.
  • Jerkass: One of the biggest in the show.
  • Kick the Dog: He likes to do this a lot, but breaking the B-daball Joshua gave him as a kid probably ranks somewhere at the top of the list.
  • Lack of Empathy: It becomes clear that he suffers from this while casually verbally abusing Joshua, at which point Grey asks if he even cares at all about how Joshua feels.
  • Lonely at the Top: Joshua claims that this would be the case if Cain didn't have him as an incentive for Cain to take him back, and Grey similarly calls him out on it in their final match.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blond and red.
  • Sanity Slippage: He's very clearly losing it during his last match with Grey, ultimately culminating in his Heroic BSoD.
  • The Starscream: While he never outright betrays Marda B, it's implied that he ultimately would given that he doesn't give a damn about him—he's just out to Take Over the World for himself.
  • Take Over the World: His goal and reason for joining with the Neo Shadow Alliance.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Joshua would literally die for him. Does Cain care? Nope.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He used to be a Cheerful Child. Joshua's goal is to bring that back.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It's ambiguous as to whether his dad's still around in the anime or not, but Cain's determined to make him proud.

Joshua

Voiced by: Akira Susunuma (JP), Brian Beacock (ENG)

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  • Anti-Villain: As part of the Neo Shadow Alliance, he does absolutely nothing villainous, seems uncomfortable when Cain's being his Jerkass self, and graciously chooses not to report Enjyu's snooping around. Being Good All Along has to do with it.
  • Battle Butler: He's literally Cain's butler, as well as his Number Two. Fairly self-explanatory.
  • Becoming the Mask: Possibly. He mentions that he succumbed to the temptation of power, but whether he became evil alongside Cain before regaining his senses or if it was a case of wearing a facade a little too well is ambiguous.
  • Commonality Connection: Despite Grey quite possibly having hated his guts more than anyone else up until that point, he's quick to connect with Joshua after hearing his reasons for being evil, due to understanding what it's like to kill your heart for the ones you love.
  • Extreme Doormat: Played with. He generally doesn't defy Cain even when he disagrees with him, but it's because everything he does is in hopes of saving him. When he does need to stand up to Cain for the latter's own good, he will.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Obviously Evil to the viewer in his debut but never does anything honestly villainous, before then revealing himself to actually be a villain after all. And then revealing himself to be Good All Along and/or pulling a brief Heel–Face Turn before going back to Cain as a Reverse Mole, and then going back to the heroes (permanently) after Cain's defeat...
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The heroes stop him from going through with it, but he had no qualms about dying if that would convince Yamato and co. to save Cain.
  • Love Martyr: Considering he's willing to throw himself off a cliff for Cain? Yeah.
  • Morton's Fork: He finds himself in this situation when up against Cain: lose and affirm Cain's belief that kindness equals weakness, pushing him further into evil, or win and isolate Cain further... and thus pushing him further into evil? In the end, he chooses the former.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Played with: see Extreme Doormat.
  • Not So Stoic: Damn you, Cain. Damn you. After Cain's Kick the Dog moment above, Joshua starts crying.
  • The Stoic: Almost always composed, to the point of freaking Grey—who's hardly a well of emotions either—out.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Rather aloof and admits to not being a social person, but an extremely caring person in the end. Word of God states him to be the nicest character in the series (though it's worth noting that applies more to the manga than the anime).
  • Undying Loyalty: Everything he does begins and ends with Cain.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair, in his case.

    Others 

Armada

Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (JP), Paul St. Peter (EN), Yahya Alkafri (AR)

Liena Vincent

Voiced by: Takako Uemura (JP), Peggy O'Neal (EN), Leena Dawwa (AR)

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