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The protagonist team, formed after either the first ever Japanese tournament (original) or just the latest (dub). It grows from five to seven members over the course of the three seasons, though most members have alternative teams and sometimes hang with those instead.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: The Bladebreakers' bit-beasts' names start with either "Dr-" (dub) or "Dra-" (original). The difference is due to pronunciation of "Driger", which in the dub rhymes with "digger" when it it supposed to be a match to "tiger" (original), which has the "a" phonetically included in the "i". Even the dub-exclusive Dizzi isn't far off, because her full name is either Dizzari or Dizzara.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Takao/Dragoon are air (wood), Kai/Dranzer are fire, Max/Draciel are water, and Rei/Driger are lightning (metal). Because the team is based on the five elements of China, earth joins later through Daichi/Strata Dragoon. As to why Dragoon's and Driger's elements are adjusted from what they're supposed to be, that's the kind of liberty the Wu Xing provides.
  • Named by the Adaptation: As with most season 1 teams, the Bladebreakers went by the descriptive "BBA Team" in the original version. The dub gave the team a proper name.
  • Multinational Team: It's not that strong, but noticeable when by far most teams are uninational. Of the main four, Takao is Japanese, Kai is Japanese but spent much of his childhood and later beyblade career in Russia, Max is Japanese on his father's side and American on his mother's, and Rei is Chinese. For the record, the other three members are all Japanese.
  • The Power of Friendship: Literally said to be the one certain winning card the Bladebreakers have. Whether it's the bond between the humans or between the humans and their bit-beasts, there is a quality to it most others find hard to match up to.

    Takao Kinomiya (Tyson Granger)
Blader: タカオ・木ノ宮 / Takao Kinomiya / Tyson Granger
Bit-beast: ドラグーン / Dragoon
First Appearance: I-V1C0; S1E1
Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (Japanese), Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin (English)
Live with his grandfather, Ryūnosuke in his dojo, while his father and older brother, Tatsuya and Hitoshi, travel the world for work. His mother, Yoshie, is dead. Takao's passion for beyblade has lifted him to the top of the game, where only few pose a true challenge. His bit-beast is Dragoon, a dragon that has been with the family for generations.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Especially in the later two seasons, where he is in constant need of getting his ego put in check.
  • Balloon Belly: Goes hand in hand with his Big Eater tendencies and is frequently seen after he has had a good meal.
  • Big Eater: Food is generally not safe in Takao's general vicinity; whether it be haute cuisine or fast food.
  • Blow You Away: Dragoon has wind-based powers.
  • Clothing Damage: The big fights in tournament finals have a tendency to tear his wardrobe.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Kai in G-Revolution. Kai didn't lose a single match until the finals with BBA Revolution (apart from the match he threw against Daichi when he found out Takao was benched).
  • Deus ex Machina: Takao has a long list of come from behind wins that look unbelievably cheap when everyone can see he should have lost.
  • Flanderization: He came from a Hot-Blooded Idiot Hero in the first season to stubborn Jerkass and hot-headed Smug Snake in V-Force and the first half of G-Revolution.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He always wears these, as many bladers do.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Often says this to Kai, Rei, or Max.
  • Glory Seeker: Very much so, to the point that he unnecessarily takes away challenges that could have been spread around the group to make for more interesting rivalries. While in Europe, Takao gets to battle Ralf, Olivier, and Giancarlo, three of the best bladers on the continent, while Johnny is saved for Kai. Takao gets three rivalries, while Max and Rei get what?
  • The Hero: The protagonist of the series and a determined good guy to boot.
  • Hot-Blooded: Extremely enthusiastic about everything, especially beyblading and food.
  • Hypocrite: In S1E04, Takao berates Hiruta for building knives into his beyblade. Remember that Takao has as a good as a god built into his beyblade, so if anyone's not the person to teach Hiruta a lesson about fair play, it's him. This only occurs in the original version, however, as any mention of the knives is removed in the dub.
  • Idiot Hero: Takao is not the brightest when it comes to life decisions not directly regarding beyblading. Who would have thought wandering around old castles unsupervised was a good idea?
  • It's All About Me: For the first half of G-Revolution, Takao has this attitude. He refuses to understand it's not Rei, Max, and Kai's responsibility to get him to the finals of every tournament, only for him to take the title in the end, and then think "they" are champions, when Takao is the one who gets all the glory in the end.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, Takao can be self-centered and have a big ego, but he does care about his friends deep down.
  • The Leader: Takao is the team captain in the original version, though it's only said once and otherwise has to be deduced from the fact he won the Japanese tournament. In the dub, Kai is the team captain.
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him and/or his bit-beast.
  • Missing Mom: Takao's mother is dead.
  • Nice Hat: It Was a Gift from Hitoshi, although we don't find that out until season 3.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His outfits almost exclusively use the colors red, blue and yellow, which is shorthand for him being the protag. His beyblade also has parts in those colors, though its main body is white.
  • Ship Tease: With Hiromi starting V-Force, more specifically S2E4.
  • Snap Back: Later seasons reversed all his character development for the first season.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He was raised by his Kendo-savvy grandfather, because his father's and older brother's jobs keep them busy abroad and his mom is dead.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: To be fair, it's partly justified. Takao's become the world champion two times in a row. However he tends to think he's unstoppable and lashes out at people when things don't go his way.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Takao is on the route To Be a Master on a Serious Business show, has a powerful Bit-Beast, and he is a contrast of the typical "The Power of Friendship and Hot-Blooded sportsmanship will always defeat the 'heartless' type of Training from Hell and mindsets that make you a 'winning-justifies-means' psycho". What makes him an example of the Idiot Hero is the fact that the celebrity gets to his head and he needs to relearn to be a proper team-mate Once a Season.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Dragoon, seasons 1 and 2. Although in the dub, at least, Dizzi paved the way for the very possibility.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Takao starts off as "capable" on a town level, but by the end of the first series he is beyblade world champion.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While his team mates mostly mellowed out following their initial arcs, Takao's selfishness and ego problems snapped back and worsened with each season, only causing spaced issues in the first.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: This is the reason he wins against Yuriy at the end of the first season. Yuriy, as the members of Borg tend to do, tries to utterly break Takao in a way that would certainly work on most. But Takao just gets up in utter giddy excitement at the promise of fighting such a strong opponent.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In S2E20, he gets this from Hiromi for yelling at Kyōju all because he was trying to help and he gets this from Max too after he yelled at Hiromi. He also gets this from Rei and Kai to an extent, when they accuse Takao for cheating.
    • In S3E13, he also gets this from Hiromi, Kyōju, and his brother Hitoshi of all people when he blames his loss on Daichi.
  • "With Our Swords" Scene: End of season 3.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair has a deep blue hue.

    Kai Hiwatari
Blader: カイ・火渡 / Kai Hiwatari
Bit-beast: ドランザー / Dranzer
First Appearance: I-V1C1; S1E1
Voiced by: Urara Takano (Japanese), David Reale (English)
The original team captain of the Bladebreakers, whose past lies in Russia. He made a brief Heel–Face Turn to join the Demolition Boys, but decided to return back to the Bladebreakers after they proved he belonged with them. In the third season, he defected back to the Demolition Boys (now known as the Blitzkrieg Boys) so he could face Takao in the world championship.
  • The Ace: One of the strongest beybladers of the world. By the end of Season 3 Takao even calls him the strongest blader in the world.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the 1999 GBC game Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade, which preceded the rest of the franchise, Dranzer was a three-headed dragon. That's where the "dra-" part comes from. When the manga was written, Dranzer got changed into a bird as part of the added Four Gods theme.
  • Always Second Best: Kai is never allowed to defeat Takao, ever. Except their very first battle which was before Takao got a bit-beast. Kai was also this in G-Revolution, where Takao and Brooklyn were the only ones to ever defeat him.
  • Badass Longcoat: In the last episodes of Season 3 for some reason.
  • Big Brother Instinct: For all his broodiness, Kai does have a distinct protective streak. In the first season, particularly during the American Tournament, it's Max whom he helps out, a favor later returned. In the second season, he looks out for Kyōju and Hiromi, but underestimates how badly Minami wants to be acknowledged by him. This leads to the latter's death, which Kai later avenges. In Rising, Mutsuki, who blames Kai's father for the death of his older brother, reaches out to Kai. A rocky start aside, Kai does not reject him.
  • Characterization Marches On: Hugely apparent in V-Force. Kai's more willing to talk to people, gives helpful advice, and is visibly closer to people. All while still being stoic and stand-offish.
  • Child Soldiers: Was meant to be one along with the Demolition Boys. Ironically enough, he was so dedicated that he, through circumstances, got himself memory damage and had to be taken out of Biovolt's program. This turn of events eventually allowed him to meet the Bladebreakers and to fully escape his engineered fate.
  • Clothing Damage: Especially egregious in Season 3 in his fights against Brooklyn.
  • The Comically Serious: Any rare time Kai participates in humorous moments. More evident in V-Force, which was fond of chibi-ish funny expressions, even with him.
  • The Determinator: It is implied that he won his fight against Rei in Season 3 only with sheer willpower.
  • Disney Death: Dranzer after defeating Brooklyn.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: After being defeated by Brooklyn he is seen aimlessly walking around and slouched on the ground of an alley with these. The look is completed by the tired lines underneath his eyes.
  • Evil Counterpart: Black Dranzer, of Dranzer, of course.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door:
    • First he is the leader of the Blade Sharks, then he joins the Blade Breakers. Then he deflects to the Demolition Boys. Then he joins the Blade Breakers again.
    • Season 3 first has him join the Blitzkrieg Boys so he could challenge Takao for the championship. He then tries to join BEGA later the same season for the same reason and when that failed he returned to the BBA Revolution, albeit not officially.
  • Facial Markings: Kai paints four blue claws on his cheeks everyday. It is never explained why. In Rising, he's manipulated into taking over CEO duties of Hiwatari Enterprises and temporarily ditches the look, which upsets Max in particular.
  • Feather Flechettes: In season 3, Dranzer had an attack that was somewhat like this.
  • Fingerless Gloves: As many beybladers, Kai is almost always seen wearing these.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Kai forms this with Yuriy. Their color schemes are reversed, though, with fire-wielding Kai being mainly blue and ice-wielding Yuriy being strong on red and orange.
  • Forgets to Eat: In the Japanese V-Force episode with Wyatt's unfortunate end, Kyōju remarks that he needs to remember to eat.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Seems to have a soft spot for both cats and dogs, especially in the third season.
  • Genius Bruiser: He is shown to attend a private school and seems to do pretty well there. He is also one of the strongest beybladers around.
  • Goomba Stomp: Kai is rather fond of attacking enemy beyblades from above. He starts off by disintegrating Takao's first beyblade with one of these, and whips it out once in a while during the whole series. In-universe, successfully attacking an opponent's beyblade from above is the sign that you're a formidable beyblader. Kai is still the one who does it the most, and the most devastating to boot.
  • Hellish Pupils: Kai's eyes are naturally red, but when he gets angry, they look absolutely demonic.
  • Heroic BSoD: Had an epic one when he failed to join BEGA.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Poor Wyatt.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: His criticisms towards Takao may be harsh but for the most part, he isn't exactly wrong.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Started off as a genuine jerkass and slowly turns into this over the course of the series.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: In a Pet the Dog sort of way in G-Revolution.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Someone better help you if you do anything to his friends! He WILL hunt you down, and GET his revenge. Just ask him about Wyatt.
  • The Leader: Kai is the team captain in the dub; an adjustment from the original version in which Takao is the team captain. It works exceptionally well, though, because even in the original version Kai's behavior matches that of a leader better than Takao's.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Dranzer is not built for endurance, so his tactics mostly revolve around beating his enemies fast and hard.
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him, and/or his bit beast.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He is by far the most anti-social of the Blade Breakers and tends to be scarily intense about beyblading.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Prefers his own space but is shown to genuinely care about his teammates later on.
  • Multicolored Hair: Dark grey and black (or various shades of blue, depending on the season).
  • Not So Stoic: After his first Face–Heel Turn, he displayed some serious(ly negative) emotions. Also, anytime he's fighting Takao, this is bound to happen.
  • Pet the Dog: He holds a soft spot for his team, and Wyatt. In fact, had it not been for them, he probably would've turned out just like his grandfather.
  • The Phoenix: Dranzer is based on the Vermillion Bird of the Four Gods, which is considered a Chinese equivalent of the Phoenix. In the dub, Dranzer is flat-out called a phoenix by Kai in S1E02.
  • Playing with Fire: Fun fact: Kai was designed as An Ice Person for Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade, where he wielded Dranzer when Dranzer was still an ice-type dragon. In the manga, this was changed to Dranzer being a Vermillion Bird (original) and with that Kai's elemental affiliation also was changed.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: His ultimate goal particularly in Season 3 is to defeat Takao.
  • The Rival: Very much the Vegeta to Takao's Goku.
  • Say My Name: Dranzer! After losing to Zeo and Dranzer was taken.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Kai is never seen without his signature white scarf for all of the first season. He ditches the look for the second season, but returns to it in the third season. In the first season, it was tied so there was only one end hanging, while the third season has him sporting two loose ends. Apparently it also has weights implemented around the neck area, since it cracks the floor when he drops it.
  • Slasher Smile: When Kai gets worked up, he has a tendency to do these.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kai gives an epic one to Brooklyn, explaining that despite being the most powerful beyblader in the series, it doesn't mean shit because Brooklyn has never once put his heart and soul into the game from beginning to end like Kai has. It pretty much traumatizes Brooklyn too.
  • The Stoic: He doesn't communicate much at all and usually faces dire situations with the same attitude as freetime.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Kai has a habit of getting snarky if he perceives others as being stupid. Like when he shoots down Boris's questions in season 3.
  • Technicolor Fire: Blue in Season 3.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Kai was a constant jerkass throughout the first season (until the end) but has mellowed out tremendously in Season 2 where he has shown to be a lot nicer towards his teammates as well as being more selfless.
    • This averted in Beyblade G-Revolution where he became cold and distant once again but mellows out like he has before.
  • Training from Hell: Pushes himself the most out of the Bladebreakers.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: To Brooklyn as the first to defeat him.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite being one of the strongest Beybladers in the entire series, and being Takao's greatest rival, Kai often ends up being the one to take the fall to the main threat at the end of each season, so as to build up said threat for Takao to beat in the final showdown. In season one, Kai loses to Sergei in a best of three team contest so Takao can beat Yuriy later in the final match. In season two, Kai loses to Zeo to build him up as a threat to Takao in the finals. This is inverted, however, in the third season, as he initially loses to Brooklyn, but later is the one to beat Brooklyn himself in a rematch. Meanwhile, the outcome of Takao and Brooklyn's battle in the final episode was never shown.

    Max Mizuhara (Max Tate)
Blader: マックス・水原 / Max Mizuhara / Max Tate
Bit-beast: ドラシエル / Draciel
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Gage Knox (English)

  • Badass Adorable: Unconditionally nice to everyone unless they give him reason not to be.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: We see him enraged only once. It's one of the most terrifying scenes of the series, and his opponent looks like he's about to piss his pants.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Each and every season gets him at least one or two Heroic BSoD moments. However, each time he comes back stronger than ever.
    • Having his bit-beast taken away from him.
  • But Not Too Foreign: His father is Japanese, his mother is American.
  • Cat Smile: His mouth is permanently forming a grin.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season, Max was more air headed and boisterous, and often joined in on Takao's Super-Deformed antics. This part of him faded significantly as newcomers such as Hiromi and Daichi started to fill in as Plucky Comic Relief.
  • The Chessmaster: Max's tactical ability is one of his greatest assets, as several people learn the hard way, when they underestimate him for his childishness.
  • Clothing Damage: Not as much as other characters, but he gets torn up in the more intense battles in season 3.
  • Cuddle Bug: Max does ignore personal space a lot, and also likes to deliver glomps.
  • Dating Catwoman: Has shades of this with Mariam.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Black Dranzer. While everyone else, including the White Tigers and All Starz had trouble beating Black Dranzer, Max's Draciel F shrugged off all of Kai's attacks.
  • Distressed Dude: Several times in the first two season. He gets better by season 3.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: In S2E28, his best friend Alan stole the rock from Max's mother's lab. Of all people, he really did not expect this from him.
  • Evil Counter Part:
    • Jim from Season 2.
    • Alan, in episodes 28-29 of Season 2.
    • Mystel at the end of Season 3.
  • Fingerless Gloves: As many other beybladers, he also wears them when in action.
  • Genius Bruiser: Max's Stone Wall and surprising physical approach in dueling combined with the fact that he is the main strategist of the Bladebreakers and a Guile Hero makes him this. One of the best examples is his first match with Kai in season one, where he has to deal with Dranzer's Fire Bomb (basically Dranzer hitting the target from above with the tip) and finds a way not to resist but to use it against Kai.
  • The Glomp: Especially towards Takao.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Says this during his final battle with Mariam in the dub.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version of the first season. You hardly hear him do it in the other seasons and obviously it's not in the dub.
  • Gravity Master: Season 3.
  • Guile Hero: Look down at The Smart Guy, he also has a hint of The Chessmaster within him.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Max is one of the nicest characters in the whole series.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: The only team member who lacked a Kick the Dog moment or was never a Jerkass
  • Keet: More hyper and a bit of a Cloudcuckoolander in early episodes, he matures somewhat in later seasons, with Takao or Daichi usually acting as The Wacky Guy instead. However, he still quite upbeat
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him, and/or his bit-beast.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Max wishes he could spend time with his mom, but she's often too busy with her work. This gets partially amended after the Bladebreakers become world champions.
  • Making a Splash: Draciel is an enormous turtle with water-based powers.
  • Morality Pet:
    • To Kai, and even sometimes Rei and Takao.
    • He's this towards Mariam.
    • By season 3, he's this to his whole team, the PPB All Starz.
  • Nice Guy: Unless you make him mad, then he enters Beware the Nice Ones territory.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Max is the nice one during the charity match, while Emily is the mean one and Mario the in-between one.
  • The Pollyanna: By far the most optimistic member of the Bladebreakers.
  • The Smart Guy: Easily the closest thing the team has to The Strategist and he often wins by cleverly outsmarting his opponents. In the English dub Kyōju actually called him a ruthless strategist.
  • Stone Wall —> Mighty Glacier —> Lightning Bruiser
  • Turtle Power: Draciel is a purple turtle wearing black armor, and is accordingly a defensive powerhouse.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The weakest of the Bladebreakers in terms of raw power. His qualities lie in strategy and his unsurpassed defense.

    Rei Kon (Raymond "Ray" Kon)
Blader: 李・金 / Rei Kon / Ray Kon
Bit-beast: ドライガー / Driger
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Daniel DeSanto (English)

A member of the Byakko Clan of China. He is the clan's chosen one, but left after receiving Driger to make a point that the clan would become obsolete if they continued to shun society. After a travelling the globe, he joined the Bladebreakers and got the chance to clear his name during the Chinese tournament.

  • The Big Guy: Most passionate and brutal competitor of the Bladebreakers.
  • Characterization Marches On: Similar to Max, Rei started off slightly more comical and shared some of Takao's arrogance and playfulness. This faded in favor of him becoming a more lucid Team Dad for the others.
  • Chick Magnet: Most obvious from his many female fans during the Chinese tournament.
  • Clothing Damage: Suffers a brutal case of this in his battle with Boris at the end of Season 1. Boris uses his bit-beast to attack Rei as well as Driger. It ends up ripping sections of his shirt and his headbands, leaving him disheveled.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's prone to making a lot of snarky and offensive comments, though it faded away by G-Revolution.
  • The Determinator: Refuses to give up at the end of Season 1 against the Demolition Boys, even vetoing his friends' multiple attempts to pull him out of the fight (in fear of his safety). It's mainly through his endurance that he's able to take out Boris in the second session of their match, buffering against his attacks long enough for Driger to attack. This leads to him expending all of his energy, but even then (and after enduring even more damage in the third round), Rei refuses to back down, eventually winning the match largely through his bond with Driger.
  • Disney Death: Driger after defeating Boris.
  • Failure Hero: Rarely won a major battle during season 3. In fact, he was the only original Bladebreaker to outright lose his battle in the Justice 5 tournament. (Newcomer Daichi also lost, while Max got a draw.)
  • Fingerless Gloves: Just like his team colleagues. He wears special red ones with the Yin Yang symbol.
  • Hachimaki: Rei always wears his headband. It also helps him keep his hair in check.
  • Heroic BSoD: Both times when he lost Driger.
  • Heroic RRoD: After defeating Boris.
  • King of Beasts: Rei represents the tiger, while Rai represents the lion. Their conflict symbolically is about the true king of beasts.
  • The Lancer: Takes this role if Kai is unavailable.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Rei is from the Byakko Clan. The Byakko Clan has animal traits, such as on/off Animal Eyes, Cute Little Fangs, and enhanced physical abilities.
  • Living MacGuffin: It seems like everyone one wants a piece of him, and/or his bit-beast.
  • Master of None: Rei practices being equally skilled in power, speed, and defense, and Driger is a Balance type bey but he doesn't excel in any of the aspects. Hitoshi (as Jin) even spells it out for him in G-Revolution. By his battle with Crusher, he and Driger have evolved to be in between of a Jack-of-All-Stats and Lightning Bruiser like the others.
  • Panthera Awesome: His bit-beast Driger is a muscular white and green-striped tiger with lightning powers.
  • The Perfectionist: Determinded and hard on himself during training.
  • Powerup Letdown: Driger F, in a way. It's Rei's upgraded Beyblade after losing to Steve, and even hyped to be a crazy powerful upgrade. However, he only had three wins after Driger's upgrade.
  • Seen It All:
    • His reaction to a beyblader using pop art to create a scenery that makes his beyblade disappear in it? Smugly declaring he had already faced that trick before inflicting a One-Hit KO.
    • Although not outright stated, it's clear that the reason Rei was everything but impressed by Paula's duplication trick is because he already knows Kiki's mastery at the same skill.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Slowly turns from the nice and easy-going from season 1 to more angry and demanding by season 3. Possibly justified — he had inner longings to have a rematch with Takao (he forfeited in season 1, and did not have any chances to battle him in tournaments after) and the pressures of being the new captain of the White Tigers. After his rematch with Takao, he does get better.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Almost ankle-length!
  • Shock and Awe: Driger gifts his Beyblade with lightning-based powers.
  • Short Hair with Tail: His hair is just generally long, though he keeps most of it in a braid, so it appears like this.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Once in the first season, and twice in the third.
  • Speed Blitz: Driger is most consistently played up as being the fastest of the main four bit beasts, and has mauled enemies before they could react consistently with raw speed.
  • Team Dad: He started out as a big brother figure to the rest of the White Tigers, and carried this over to the Bladebreakers. His relative maturity helped to ground Takao and Max in Season 1.
  • Turn Coat: Between the White Tigers and the Bladebreakers.

    Manabu "Kyōju" Saien (Kenny the Chief)
Blader: マナブ・才媛 / Manabu Saien / Kenny
Bit-beast: Dizzi
First Appearance: I-V1C0; S1E1
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Alex Hood (English)
The Bladebreakers' resident tech nerd whom they could do absolutely nothing without. He usually doesn't battle himself, but is invaluable in analyzing the opponents' strategies and upgrading the teams' beyblades. Kyōju's got a costumed identity as Frogman (フロッグマン) and in the dub a bit-beast named Dizzi, who resides in his laptop.
  • Bad Dreams: Has one after meeting the All Starz and one after meeting the Dark Bladers.
  • Cowardly Lion: So very, very easily brought to shivers - which seems at least part of why the Dark Bladers specifically targeted him, but he fights his own battles and won't watch if he can act.
  • Distress Ball: He was abducted by the Blade Sharks, twice held hostage by the Dark Bladers, and once held hostage with Hiromi by Team Psykick.
  • Exposition Fairy: Solitary in the original version, along with Dizzi in the dub.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's the one who came up with most of the Bladebreakers' beyblades, and, in season 3, invented the superior Heavy Metal System.
  • The Heart: Is most likely to call people out if they're not acting in good faith. His "victims" include Takao (multiple times), Giancarlo, and Daitenji. He also is the one to make sure the entire team is cared for, bladers and bit-beasts both.
  • Hypocrite: In S2E20, he (along with everyone else) scolded Takao for cheating simply because his bey is modified. This is coming from a character who's job is to modify his teammates' beys in other for them to be able to compete against higher ranked bladers.
    • Later on in G-Revolution, he even created an entirely new system that was homemade though to be fair, he couldn't get access to legal parts as he isn't part of BEGA.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Kyōju"/"Chief". In the original, he barely ever gets called anything but his nickname, while it's more 50/50 in the dub.
    Kyōju (dub; S1E01): "'Round here they call me "The Chief". They call me "The Chief" 'cause I'm an expert on beyblading."
  • Manly Tears: While fighting Yuriy in season 3.
  • Meaningful Name: Manabu means "to learn" or "knowledge".
  • Non-Action Guy: For the most part but occasionally he'll get involved in battles.
  • Non-Powered Costumed Hero: His Frogman persona in I-V12CSS2 is him dressed up as a frog-man. He uses the look to challenge Daichi to a fight after the latter had called him an amateur for being an engineer and not a true blader. By exploiting Daichi's weaknesses, which Daichi didn't want to hear about, Kyōju got a tie and an apology out of it.
  • Only Sane Man: Easily the most focussed member of the Bladebreakers, constantly working on the team's needs and odds and trying to convince the others to take his advice. The downside is that because he's the one most acutely aware of the challenges they face, he's also the one who needs a good hope talk every now and then. But he learns.
    Kyōju (sub; S1E17): "It'll be fine, Rei. According to my analysis..." *looks at his laptop in absolute horror, then quickly closes it* "Either way, you'll be okay!"
  • Ship Tease: A little bit with Emily, mostly in S1E50.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: Combines with Blinding Bangs and Goggles Do Nothing. He is the shortest teammember by far, and always wears glasses on top of his hair, which hides his eyes. Green comes in due to his association with frogs. This is also why his goggles are atop his head; it's meant to look like the bulging eyes of a cartoony frog.
  • Those Two Guys: Forms this with Hiromi. Their team role is supportive and when they're not being used in a hostage situation they're pretty much safe from harm or threat because their presence or absence doesn't affect the action.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Though he's still not a great blader overall, he has shown noticeable improvement during the third season. He has beaten a couple of bladers on his own and was able to last against Yuriy of all bladers (albeit, he still lost).

Bit-beast: Dizzi
First Appearance: S1E1
Voiced by: Julie Lemieux
Kyōju's dub-exclusive and non-combatant bit-beast. One day, she got trapped in his laptop during a power surge and has stayed at Kyōju's side ever since.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: To Meowth from Pokémon.
  • Canon Foreigner: Doesn't exist in the original; she's solely an English dub creation.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears without a trace in the third season. Probably due to the fact Kyōju doesn't use his laptop as often in that season.
  • Exposition Fairy: Along with Kyōju. Specifically, she gets a lot of the lines Kyōju had in the original version.
  • Gamer Chick: Implied in dialogue.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Dizzi" is short for either Dizzari (credits) or Dizzara (S1E02). Her program name is "Dizzi.01" in Season 1 and "Dizzi.02" in Season 2. Kyōju also occasionally calls her "Dizz".
  • Little Miss Snarker: Dizzi's commentary is filled with snark, much to Kyōju's chagrin.
  • Nonhuman Sidekick: A bit-beast who got trapped in Kyōju's laptop and a lot more talkative than the average bit-beast, which at most say something to their human only once in a blue moon.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's this for season 1 and passes on the baton to Hiromi during season 2, disappearing for season 3.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Because Dizzi is a voice-only addition to the dub, she can't actually interact with the plot (notwithstanding the dub team forwent opportunities, like the events of S1E11). But in-universe, bit-beasts are rare, and a chatty one like Dizzi is extra rare. Yet no one ever comments on her nor do any of the teams out to capture bit-beasts so much as hint they could add Dizzi to their collection.
  • The Voice: Dizzi is only ever shown as a computer screen, but what with her being a bit-beast, that's not her true form but rather the vessel that holds her. No design exists because she is a creation by the dub. It overlaps with Computer Voice, fulfilling the standard of such a voice being female.

    Hiromi Tachibana (Hilary Tachibana)
Character: ヒロミ・立花 / Hiromi Tachibana / Hilary Tachibana
First Appearance: S2E1
Voiced by: Shiho Kikuchi (Japanese), Caitriona Murphy (English)
The representative of Takao's and Kyōju's class, who didn't bother with beyblading until she got caught up in their first adventure since the world championships. From zero, she worked herself up to co-team manager.
  • Adventure Rebuff: Gets this from the moment she invites herself to Takao's and Kyōju's world of beyblade in response to her being abducted and having her life threatened. It lasts until she finally learns to see bit-beasts in S2E15.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Towards Takao, like no other!
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt is only just not long enough to reach her skirt.
  • The Chick: The only girl on the main team and not even a blader herself.
  • Class Representative: Moving towards Academic Alpha Bitch, but because the school context only lasted for the first three or so episodes, she didn't get to actually be it. In that short time Hiromi was established as the class rep who had to provide the authority their teacher, Keiko, lacked. She's well-liked at least by her female classmates, who readily helped her enforce Takao's punishment and took care of her when she fainted. Entirely fair she was not, as she was willing to extend any punishment she thought up for Takao to Kyōju, but she learned to be a little more lenient.
  • Control Freak: The well-meaning and capable kind.
  • Cute Sports Club Manager: First acts like this in S2E8, not even a tiny bit introspective on the fact that she didn't know a thing about beyblading until a few days prior and is trying to lecture the world champions. Takao calls her out on this, but eventually has to concede that her fresh take on beyblading is just the kind of grounding they need. She steadily grows into the role of manager and coach from there on.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets abducted along with Kyōju to force Takao into releasing Dragoon in S2E4. The abductors weren't even after her; they just happened to strike for Kyōju right as she happened to walk by and then it was two for the price of one.
  • Demoted to Extra: Happens in G-Revolution. She still appears a lot, but has very little importance.
  • The Empath: Looks like an Aborted Arc for Hiromi. Specifically, in episode 2 of V-Force, she clearly responds to the presence of Flash Leopard by fainting. It is in-universe explained as her getting brought down by the weather and nothing more is said of it. Then in episode 15, not only is she the first to see one of the Saint Shields' invisible bit-beasts, but she also makes it visible to the rest of the Bladebreakers. Again, nothing follows from it. And as off-the-wall as her early theories about Team Psykick were, she did hit close to the Zeo and later cyber bit-beasts situations.
  • Fortune Teller: As per S2E42, Hiromi is read up on fortunetelling by means of horoscopes, blood types, flowers, tarot cards, zoological fortunetelling, and more. It doesn't grant her any actual supernatural insight, but she knows what she's talking about when it comes to fortunetelling methods.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The "jerk" part was only early on in season 2 before she mellowed out.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Seldom maliciously, but she does get in on the snark especially towards Daichi in season 3.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Played straight in V-Force, but averted in G-Revolution, in which her main color is orange.
  • Ship Tease: There's moments with most of the male Bladebreakers (Rei and Daichi being the exceptions), but she mains with Takao. This is first hinted in S2E4 when she blushes at his promise he'll save her and Kyōju.
  • Sixth Ranger: She joins the Bladebreakers in season 2.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female main character during V-Force in the original version and along with Dizzi in the dub. Dizzi is dropped in season 3, making Hiromi the sole main female presence in either version of G-Revolution.
  • Those Two Guys: Forms this with Kyōju. Their team role is supportive and when they're not being used in a hostage situation they're pretty much safe from harm or threat because their presence or absence doesn't affect the action.
  • Tsundere: Type A, especially towards Takao.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Especially in her earliest appearances.

    Daichi Sumeragi
Blader: 大地・皇 / Daichi Sumeragi
Bit-beast: ガイアドラグーン / Gaia Dragoon / Strata Dragoon
Voiced by: Nao Nagasawa (Japanese), Mary Long (English)

  • Accidental Misnaming: He's unapologetically bad with names in the manga, remembering Max as "Socks" in I-V10CSS5, Frogman as "Clockman" in I-V12CSS2, and Tenmaru as "Omaru" ("Chamber pot") in I-V13CSS5.
  • Big Eater: Just like Takao. The two bond over food in the third season.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: An impressive pair framing the scar on his forehead.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He tends to butt heads with most people he meets.
  • Catchphrase Insult: Inverted. For some reason, literally everyone, even if they barely know the child or so much as anyone close to him him, will sooner or later call Daichi a "monkey", or a variation like "mountain monkey" or "monkey boy".
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Daichi never wears shoes in the manga. He does in the anime, funnily enough a design change that seems to be inspired by the fake Daichi.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As a contrast to the original Dragoon, who has wind powers, Strata Dragoon has earth-based powers, in accordance with it being Kohryu/Huang Long, who is associated with earth.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His pants; one side goes all the way down to his foot while the other is torn at the thigh. It matches well with his wild nature. Lampshaded by Brad Best.
  • Fiery Redhead: Combined with Hot-Blooded and Bratty Half-Pint this makes for an explosive mix that clashes with many people at first.
  • Hot-Blooded: Goes without saying.
  • The Lancer: Becomes this to Takao when Kai, Max, and Rei temporarily leave the team.
  • Nature Hero: He is most confortable outside the artificial Bey-stadium.
  • No Indoor Voice: His yelling has gotten him into trouble quite a bit.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: More than a head shorter than Takao, but capable of taking on multiple adults in a fight.
  • Sixth Ranger: His first appearance is in season 3.
  • Tagalong Kid: Starts out as one in the third season of the anime, but is eventually accepted as Takao's teammate.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His manga side stories are all about this. At the start his immense strength was so wasted by his lack of skill that Hiruta could inflict him a Curb-Stomp Battle, but by the end of it (start of the arc corresponding to G-Revolution) he's taken enough levels to give a good show against Kai.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the end of the series, Daichi isn't nearly the brat he used to be which includes being much nicer to Takao and his team.
  • What The Hell, Rivals?: In episode 10 of season 3, he and Takao get this from Hiromi for arguing.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: In the manga, every blader with a bit-beast gets a glowing silhouette of said bit-beast on their forehead when they call upon them. The permanent mark on Daichi's forehead foreshadows his eventual mastery of Gaia Dragoon. Because the silhouette thing does not happen in the anime, Daichi's mark ends up looking more special than it's meant to be.


Season 1 teams

Shell Killers (Blade Sharks)

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 Blade Sharks serve as the main opponent during the Japanese tournament.
  • Elite Four: Overlaps with Symbolism in the original version. Kai's immediate underlings are called the Four Horsemen in the dub and the Shitennō in the original version. "Shitennō" is a word that refers to the best four of a given organization after the actual Shitennō: the Four Heavenly Kings. The Four Heavenly Kings are a mythological counterpart to the Four Symbols, which the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts are based on.
  • 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 Blade Sharks are the first opposing team that has to be dealt with during a tournament.

    Makoto Hiruta (Carlos)
Blader: マコト・蛭田/ Makoto Hiruta / Carlos
Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (Japanese), Rob Stefaniuk (English)
A high-ranking Blade Shark 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.
  • Black Sheep: Of the Blade Sharks. 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 Blade Sharks 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 Blade Sharks. 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 Blade Sharks' belief that might makes right.
  • The Starscream: Hiruta is the most independent and ambitious of the Blade Sharks 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, 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. As well, narratively, during the Japanese tournament, Tsukuba and Motegi took themselves out, allowing Hiruta to specifically target Suzuka.
  • 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)
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.

Chinese Team / Byakko Clan (White Tigers / White Tiger X)

The White Tigers, formed exclusively by members of the Byakko Clan (Fang Tribe in the manga), a secretive group of warriors with a strong sense of tradition and honor.
  • All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu: The Byakko Clan is a ninja-ish clan, capable of amazing physical feats. Stated in the manga and inferable in the anime, they have a natural advantage coming from being a Little Bit Beastly.
  • Childhood Friends: All members of the White Tigers, Rei included, have been a tight-knit group since childhood. This is why Rei's supposed betrayal hurt them so badly.
  • Good Old Ways: A fiercely defended tradition of the entire Byakko Clan until Rei, convinced it would make them obsolete, left the village to learn more of the world. Everyone else branded him a traitor and it wasn't until he sufficiently defended his decision by winning the Chinese tournament in a match against Rai that the clan accepted to follow his lead.
  • Honor Before Reason: Happens when Kai steals the All Starz' bit-beasts and the White Tigers have to decide whether they'll fight him next and retrieve the stolen bit-beasts or to play it safe and not give Kai a chance to snatch theirs too. Mind that at this point they know they are evenly matched to the All Starz, that Kai just mopped the floor with the All Starz one-to-four, and that Kai as a result just obtained the power of four more bit-beasts. It should be simple math, but being who they are, of course they choose the confrontation. Kiki goes Only Sane Man by being objecting and as a result gets to keep his bit-beast.
  • Little Bit Beastly: The Byakko Clan has animal traits, such as on/off Animal Eyes, Cute Little Fangs, and enhanced physical abilities. In the manga, they're specified as catlike, but the existence of Gaoh and Kiki shows a greater range.
  • Named by the Adaptation: As with most season 1 teams, the White Tigers went by the descriptive "Chinese Team" in the original version, or alternatively used the clan's name: Byakko Clan. The dub gave the team a proper name.
  • Theme Naming: Three cases. For one, Type Alphabetical Theme Naming, the White Tigers' bit-beasts' names start with "Gal-", with the exception of Driger whose theme goes with the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts' names. For two, Mao, Gaoh, and Kiki are all animal sounds, matching the animals represented by their bit-beasts. And for three, "Rai" and "Rei" not only look like each other, but "Rai" also is the first syllable of "lion" (the "R" and "L" are the same letter in Japanese) and serves to emphasize the Lion vs Tiger conflict between them.

    Rai Chen (Lee Wong)
Blader: ライ・チェン / Rai Chen / Lee Wong
Bit-beast: ガルオン / Galuon / Galeon
Voiced by: Kouichi Nagano (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)
The leader of the White Tigers, in Rei's absence anyway, and Mao's older brother. He and Rei are childhood friends and Rai took it badly when Rei seemingly betrayed the clan. Seeking revenge, Rai learned every single combat move the clan could teach him, making him a particularly dangeous blader. His bit-beast is Galuon (Galeon), a lion.
  • Always Second Best: To Rei. A major sticking point in the first season was that Rei was chosen to wield Driger (and as such lead the clan) over him. Rai did accept that, until Rei appeared to have turned traitor and stolen Driger from the clan. In order to get the sacred symbol back, he trained hard to master all the clan knew of combat. During the Chinese tournament, Rei got to explain that he left because he believes that the Byakko Clan won't keep up with the world if it sticks to itself. Rai rejected this idea, but conceded that if the Bladebreakers would do better than the White Tigers during the tournament, he'd support Rei's vision. The two ended up against each other in the final match, where Rei's worldly experience won against Rai's stick-with-what-you-know-ism.
  • Butt-Monkey: In season 3 he racked up several humiliating losses, which led to him doubting his value to his team. His one moment of glory came when he came out on top from an impromptu battle royal between himself, Rei, Max, and Rick, and even that felt like a pity win from the writers. Among his losses are two against Mao, a team member who's supposed to be ranked lower than him.
  • The Comically Serious: Rai develops a case of killjoy in season 3, to the point that his seriousness puts enough stress on him to make him black out.
  • Hotblooded Sideburns: Impressive ones for a teenager. They do go well with his lion look.
  • King of Beasts: Rai represents the lion, while Rei represents the tiger. Their conflict symbolically is about the true king of beasts.
  • The Lancer: To Rei in the third season.
  • The Leader: Rai is the team captain in season 1.
  • Meaningful Name: "Rai" means "lightning" in Japanese, referring to Galuon's lightning power. It's also the first syllable of "lion" ("raion"), emphasizing his animal theme.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: It's not that long but it sure is flowy!
  • Panthera Awesome: Galuon is a black lion with lightning powers. It contrasts well with the white tiger Driger and serves to underscore Rai's rivalry with Rei.
  • Shock and Awe: Galuon uses lightning-based powers.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Is greatly hurt upon hearing that Rei vacated the White Tigers and makes it his personal goal to get revenge on this perceived betrayal. This lasts all the way until Rei defeats him at the end of the Asian Tournament Finals.

    Mao Chen (Mariah Wong)
Blader: マオ・チェン / Mao Chen / Mariah Wong
Bit-beast: ガルクス / Galux
Voiced by: Niina Kumagaya (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)
A passionate and popular beyblader as well as Rai's younger sister and Rei's romantic partner. Her bit-beast is Galux, a lynx.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Type Pink Means Feminine. In the manga, Mao has red hair, a blue jumpsuit, pink shoes, and a lynx-print wrap-on and ribbon. In the anime, her color scheme consists exclusively of white and pink.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In the original, Mao regrets never having told Rei she loves him. Aware that once their match ends, he'll probably continue his journey instead of returning home, she forces herself to confess. Rei answers he already knew, that he'll indeed continue his journey, but that the bond they share will never be broken and that he'll return to her. In the dub, it's the same, but the focus is put on their friendship instead of romance.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: In both mediums, but more so in the manga where she on occasion wears a qipao.
  • Dude Magnet: She has a lot of male fans cheering for her during the Chinese tournament. Whether accurate or not, Takao accused Kyōju of crushing on her too.
  • Friendly Rivalry: One for the anime and one for the manga.
    • When Mao and Emily first meet, an off remark by Emily about the White Tigers brings them on The Rival territory (while the rest of their teams get along well). It moves to Friendly Rivalry when Kai steals the PPB All Starz's bit-beasts. Mao tries to cheer up Emily, who actually attempts to crack a smile at the effort before her emotions get the better of her.
    • Based on the rivalry-starting comic and the following 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.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When she goes all out, her eyes grow slitted like a real cat.
  • The Lancer: To Rai in the first season. Her admiration and respect for her brother is without question, but it is her continued love for Rei that makes her the one to right Kiki's wrongs and go against the team's interest by pushing Rei to battle in earnest. Rai does not take kindly to it at all, but his own battle with Rei forces him to do some soul-searching of his own.
  • Panthera Awesome: Galux is a lynx.
  • Smurfette Principle: In the manga, where Hiromi and Dizzi do not exist, Mao is a little more prominent due to her connection to Rei and is the one girl of note in the story.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: At the end of the manga, Mao has married Rei and that they have a daughter together.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Is not appreciative of Rei letting their history cloud his judgment during their battle in the Asian Tournament Finals, despite it working in her favor. She makes sure to call him out for fighting "like such a coward" and forces him to take the match seriously.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mao has pink hair.

    Gaoh (Gary)
Blader: ガオゥ / Gaoh / Gary
Bit-beast: ガルズリー / Galzzly
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)
The White Tigers' powerhouse, who even in that capacity gets underestimated. His bit-beast is Galzzly, a bear.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Galzzly is a fearsome bear that completely thrashes its opponents once its wielder gets serious.
  • Big Eater: Goa's love of beyblading competes with his love of food. In that regard, (the promise of) food can be both a motivation and a distraction.
  • The Big Guy: He serves as the White Tigers' enforcer, primarily towards Kiki.
  • Eyes Always Shut: And there never is a time he opens them either.
  • Gentle Giant: Arguably the nicest of the White Tigers. Not counting Mao's personal dealings with Rei, Gaoh was the first to reach out to the Bladebreakers by showing Max respect out of gratitude for giving him a good battle. He also was the only one not to judge Mao for loving Rei and acting on it.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: The one certain way for Gaoh's love of beyblade to win from his love of food is for him to face a Worthy Opponent, as Max found out the hard way. Funnily enough, this actually means a weak opponent has a better chance because Gaoh's less likely to care about battling someone like that.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: On one hand, he's the least skilled of the White Tigers. On the other, once he stops thinking about food, he's just so ridiculously powerful that he shattered a steel beystadium (this feat wouldn't be equaled by anyone in the franchise until Brooklyn showed up).

    Kiki (Kevin)
Blader: キキ / Kiki / Kevin
Bit-beast: ガルマーン / Galman
Voiced by: Junko Shimakata (Japanese), Ari-Paul Saunders (first voice, English), Lyon Smith (second voice, English)

  • Bratty Half-Pint: Kiki has a monkey-like nastiness to him and is also the youngest of the group.
  • The Cavalry: Combines with Last Stand. Kiki and the Majestics 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.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Kiki's main beyblade trick is creating shadow clones to confuse his opponent which of the blades is the real one.
  • Drunken Boxing: Kiki's beyblade tactics are based on this.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Galman is a primate. And not just any either, because it's based on Hanuman, the monkey god. This is slightly more obvious in the original version, as the full romanization of "ガルマーン" is "Garumān", whereas the Japanese spelling of Hanuman is "ハヌマーン" or "Hanumān".
  • Jerkass: Prior to the reconciliation with Rei, Kiki dittoed the worst of Rai's anger and none of his sense of honor. Coupled with a need to prove himself and little respect for anyone outside the Byakko Clan, this led to deceit, theft, sabotage, and more fun like that.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His bangs are to denote he's the scheming kind.
  • Tagalong Kid: Kiki is part of the team, but also the weakest and the most unreliable. His sense of right and wrong isn't as developed yet either, and his actions to benefit the team generally only meet with disapproval.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kiki has green hair.

Blader: タオ / Tao
Voiced by: Masaaki Tsukada (Japanese), John McGrath (English)

  • Captain Obvious: Has many moments (though obviously Played for Laughs), most notably:
    Tao: "Meaning is meaningless, unless it actually means something. Then it is not."
  • Eccentric Mentor: Takes Takao clothes shopping as some means of life lesson in Season 3. An Imagine Spot reveals, he is thinking of them shopping for pretty frilly dresses.
  • Hurricane of Aphorisms: Not one line of dialogue from him where he isn't teaching life lessons or spouting philosophy.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Even smaller than Kevin and very shrunken-looking.

Brazilian Team (Spintensity)

Spintensity represents the best of Brazil, which is great but only gets one so far without bit-beasts.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Spintensity's beys' names end with "-as".
  • Mauve Shirt: Spintensity is the only tournament filler team to get a few non-filler perks. For starters, they're in a whopping two episodes. Mario is, anyway. Mario has a last name, the team's beys have names, and the presence of a female blader in the lineup also draws attention.
  • Named by the Adaptation: As with most season 1 teams, Spintensity went by the descriptive "Brazilian Team" in the original version. The dub gave the team a proper name.
  • You Don't Look Like You: The reason Spintensity are Mauve Shirts instead of Red Shirts is because they are the only filler team that actually is in the manga. Sort of. The team that appears in the manga has the same two-boys-and-a-girl setup, but they look nothing like the anime team, have different names (although "Rio" is the basis for "Mario"), and all use the same piranha-inspired bey. This type of bey is not like Paula's, and can open to reveal an encircling set of teeth. In the manga, Rei defeated all three members of the Brazilian team, which is likely why his battle with Paula is as chatty as it is.

    Mario da Silva (Mario)
Blader: マリオ ・ダ ・シルバ / Mario da Silva / Mario
Bey: カナリアース / Canarias
Voiced by: Ako Mayama (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)
A soccer-playing beyblader who got his team all the way to the American semi-finals. His bey is Canarias.
  • A Friend in Need: Coupled with Best Served Cold. During the charity match, Mario gets torn between Max's attempts to cooperate and Emily's insistence on survival of the fittest. She ends up taking him out along with the opposing team and as such he refuses to help her when she is about to be taken down by the opposing team's teamwork the next round. Despite it costing him too, Mario delights in her downfall. In the final round, it seems Emily is going to be his end again, but Max protects him. When Max, after protecting Emily and taking care of the opposing team, is at risk of being taken down at the last second, Mario rushes up to return the favor by protecting him.
  • Last Stand: By the time Mario gets to play his round against the Bladebreakers, his teammates have already lost and it's certain Spintensity won't enter the finals. Mario still is determined to bring home one victory, though. Too bad he's up against Kai.
  • The Leader: Mario is the team captain.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Mario is the in-between one during the charity match, while Max is the nice one and Emily the mean one.

    Paula (Frankie)
Blader: パウラ / Paula / Frankie
Bey: ピラニアース / Piranias
Voiced by: Asa Shirakura (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)
A member of an indigenous society that resides somewhere along the Amazon River. She's a capable fisherwoman who branched out into beyblading. Her bey is Piranias.

    Salvador (Luiz)
Blader: サルバトール / Salvador / Luiz
Bey: サンアース / Samas
Voiced by: Takahiro Kawachi (Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (English)
A renowned Samba dancer who successfully brought over his skill to beyblade. His bey is Samas.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His dance outfit leaves his midriff exposed.
  • Chick Magnet: He has a lot of female fans cheering for him during the American tournament.
  • Dance Battler: Salvador controls his beyblade through his skill at Samba. It makes him fast and agile, but also as predictable as the rhythm. At least in the original version, he has vowed to become a better dancer and with that a better blader.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He's got the traits. In his case, he is jock-like, but mostly the contrast helps him stand out as a performer should.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Salvador has a dark, sequin cape to wear when he's not performing and/or battling.
  • Theme Naming: Blader DJ describes Max's and Salvador's battle as being between the King of Defense and the King of Dance.

American Team / PPB All Starz (All Starz)

The All Starz are the core product of the PPB (Project Power Beyblade), a USA government-backed organization that seeks to raise the standards of beyblading by setting the example. Bladers are selected from all over the country and given custom-tailored training to ensure optimal development. The best of these go on to join the elite team.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: The All Starz's bit-beasts' names start with "try-". The exceptions are Draciel, whose theme goes with the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts' names, and Rock Bison. Both of them where later additions.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In episode 28 of V-Force, the Bladebreakers return to New York on Judy's invitation and get a tour through the PPB facility. Everything references the American tournament arc of the first season except that not a peep is spent on the All Starz. Not even an offhand remark that they're off training somewhere else or visiting their families! The original version is worse in this matter than the dub because at least the dub states that the facility they visit is different from the one where the All Starz trained in the first season, while the original version implies it's the same building.

    Alan McKenzie
Blader: アラン・マッケンジー / Alan McKenzie
Bit-beast: インパルス / Impulse
First Appearance: S2E28
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Vik Sahay (English)

A boy from the Bronx and longtime childhood friend of Max. Seeking a bit-beast of his own to close the gap between his beyblade level and Max's, he got involved with Doctor K, which led him to become a valued employee at the PPB as a direct assistant of Judy. His bey is Impulse, which may or may not (but probably not) contain a bit-beast.

  • Always Second Best: Subverted. Alan is better than Max at everything except beyblading. It gets to him badly.
  • Childhood Friends: Alan and Max go way back and were of great influence on each other in their formative years.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With some We Used to Be Friends thrown in. Alan's and Max's friendship never was a question, but Alan harbored resentment towards Max for becoming a world champion. Needing a bit-beast to compete, he took a deal from Doctor K that he'd get in with the PPB to steal the bit-beast tablet. In return, he'd get a beyblade charged with a bit-beast for him to control. Max discovered Alan's involvement and eventually heartbrokenly confronted him at a local tournament. Alan promised to confess if Max defeated him and insisted that he wouldn't hold back. After some hesitation, Max did. Was Alan angry? Nope. He readily kept to his promise and, possibly due to getting everything off his chest, was more open and pleasant around Max than before the theft. The two said goodbye promising each other another battle some time in the future.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Alan was promised a bit-beast of his own if he'd help Doctor K steal the rock full of them from the PPB. First, he did not wonder how she was going to extract the (complete) bit-beasts if the PPB was only in the early phases of research on that process. Second, he never imagined Doctor K could just... lie to him about having handed him a bit-beast. It's left ambiguous (the bit-beast could be incomplete or simply not obey Alan), but there sure was no image on the Impulse to indicate a bit-beast's presence.
  • Sore Loser: Or sore when it comes to a tie, or not beating Max at pretty much anything, including Beyblading, in which Max is a world class player. Despite besting him at many things when they were kids, the mere idea that Max is better than him at something drove him to stealing. Oddly enough, he doesn't act too sore when Max finally beats him in their match and is quick to give in and tell the Bladebreakers everything.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Double. Alan is to Max in the second season what a combination of the roles of Rai and Mao is to Rei in the first season. Alan also has several traits that belonged to Emily a season prior.

    Michael Summers (Michael Parker)
Blader: マイケル・ソマーズ / Michael Summers / Michael Parker
Bit-beast: トライグル / Trygle
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Art Evolution: Michael borders on having two designs due to his S1 interpretation. His manga appearance, which is the same as his G-Revolution design, features Peek-a-Bangs, while his season 1 design has the tuft in front of his eye lifted up to emulate an eagle's beak and overall make him look more cocky. As well, along with the 2001 GBC game Bakuten Shoot Beyblade, it is clear that the instruction was for Michael to have red hair, but as the game, the first season, and the third season prove, "red" covers a wide range. The unusual choice for burgundy in Season 1 might have been influenced by a wish to make it distinct from the hair color given to Emily.
  • Demoted to Extra: Doesn't even get to be The Lancer to Max when he joins the All Starz thanks to Rick.
  • Fiery Redhead: Season 1.
  • The Leader: Michael is the team captain in season 1.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed
  • Jerkass
  • National Animal Stereotypes: His bit-beast Trygle is an eagle, suitable for the leader of the American team.
  • Nice Hat: Never seen without his basecap.

    Eddy Smith (Eddy Wheeler)
Blader: エディ・スミス / Eddy Smith / Eddy Wheeler
Bit-beast: トライピオ / Trypio
Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (Japanese), Tim Grimes (first voice, English), Craig Lauzon (second voice, English)

  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Season 3 shows him to have dyed his hair blonde.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Curb stomped Rei. He becomes the receiving end of this in his battle against Yuriy.
  • Scary Scorpions: His bit-beast Trypio is a scorpion, and it completely demolishes Rei in record time.

    Steve (Steven Jones)
Blader: スティーブ / Steve / Steven Jones
Bit-beast: トライホーン / Tryhorn
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Vince Corazza (English)

  • The Big Guy:
  • Fatal Flaw: His Hair-Trigger Temper, which when it kicks in makes him unable to take anyone's advice and deadset on bruteforcing his way to the solution. It's what costs him a win against Takao during the American tournament.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: During his battle with Takao, he throws away his helmet in rage.
  • A Load of Bull: His bit-beast Tryhorn is a bison.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: Since the bison is a North American symbol, it makes sense that someone from the American team would have a bit-beast based on one.
  • In-Series Nickname: In the original version, Steve's Steve. In the dub, his name proper is "Steven" as heard in S1E20 and S1E26, but he's otherwise exclusively refered to as "Steve".
  • Put on a Bus: A leg injury is why he wasn't seen in G-Revolution and why the All-Starz needed Rick. This information is exclusive to the original version of the show. In the dub, he's just gone.
  • The Worf Effect: His introduction is a display of pure strength, emphasized by his beyblade's ability to smash through a door the Bladebreakers couldn't get through. Kyōju even is left with a nightmare about him. After one more show of power against the Australian team, Steve would have two guarantees: to have the first match of a given team competition and to lose it.

    Emily Watson (Emily York)
Blader: エミリー・ワトソン / Emily Watson / Emily York
Bit-beast: トライゲータ / Trygator
Voiced by: Yukari Honma (Japanese), Julie Zwillich (first voice, English), Katie Griffin (second voice, English)

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She not only knocked Draciel out of the match, she blasted him out of the stadium so hard, Max couldn't even react to catch his blade!
  • Friendly Rivalry: When Emily and Mao first meet, an off remark by Emily about the White Tigers brings them on The Rival territory (while the rest of their teams get along well). It moves to Friendly Rivalry when Kai steals the PPB All Starz's bit-beasts. Mao tries to cheer up Emily, who actually attempts to crack a smile at the effort before her emotions get the better of her.
  • Humble Pie: She never fights against Max again; but the exhibition match before the American tournament (in which she, Max, and Mario were teamed together against a celebrity team composed by a boxer, an actress and what in the original was the President of the United States) knocked her down a peg since even if you have good strength, it doesn't mean jack squat if your opponents gang up on you. Made more awesome by two simple facts: one, it was Max's strategy that wound up winning them the match, much to her chagrin; two, the president explained her the lesson that team work is just as important as individual strength if not more.
  • Insufferable Genius: Emily's smart and she knows it. And won't let anyone else forget it either. Course smart doesn't mean automatically better.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Often wears a lab coat despite not being the type of scientist that needs one in the first place.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: Another stereotypical North American animal is the alligator, thus there's Trygator being wielded by North America.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Her Bit-Beast Trygator is an alligator.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Emily is the mean one during the charity match, while Max is the nice one and Mario the in-between one.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Emily has pink hair in the 2001 GBC game Bakuten Shoot Beyblade, which was developed before the designs for the anime were finalized. Emily's hair color was likely un-pinked because it would've been overkill if both she and Mao would have had pink hair.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Emily is an implied case. Narratively, she is placed as this to Max regarding Judy's affection. Not only is she Judy's constant companion during her time with the PPB, but she's also the only one of the All Starz who is about Max's age and uniquely has a matching color scheme (yellow, green, orange) to him. Throughout the American tournament arc, Judy gives Emily the affection she withholds from Max and Max outright wonders if that is because Emily easily beat him in a sample match. Relatedly, Emily is the only member of the All Starz who doesn't bully Max about his mother being on their side and who attempts to get Judy to admit to some affection for her son.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: Is the shortest of the All Starz by far and also the youngest. She's as good a blader as the rest of them, but above that valued for her sharp, analyzing mind.
  • The Smart Guy: Emily is often seen assisting with research and development.

    Rick Anderson 
Blader: リック・アンダーソン / Rick Anderson
Bit-beast: ロックバイソン / Rock Bison
Voiced by: Takehiro Murozono (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the manga, specifically I-V10CSS3, Rick's family owns a successful ranch. Part of his bonding with Daichi is because the both of them aren't city folk. In the anime, as noted in S3E24, he is from a poor neighborhood in the city and tries to make it big as a beyblader to inspire others.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • I Work Alone: Rick's Character Development involves him learning to be a team player and accepting Max as his tag-team partner.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His background as a street kid has not made a very nice person out of him, however, he is shown to care a lot about his old friends.
  • A Load of Bull: Rock Bison.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Steve, obvious since he uses a bison bit-beast.
    • Also to Dunga from season two. Both characters have similar large, muscular physiques and general appearances, not to mention aggressive and arrogant personalities. In the English dub, they also share the same voice actor, making the similarity even more jarring.

    Judy Mizuhara (Judy Tate)
Character: ジュディ・水原 / Judy Mizuhara / Judy Tate
Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (first voice, Japanese), Yumi Touma (second voice, Japanese), Susan Roman (English)
Taro's American wife and mother of Max and Charlotte.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Undergoes this from Season 1 to Season 2, but is back to her old self in Season 3.
  • Happily Married: Impressively overlaps with Star-Crossed Lovers. Judy and Taro are happy together, shown by those times they actually get to be together. Because they're both most comfortable in their native lands and have their careers there, they are often apart. Their children live wherever is most convenient for them at a given time.
  • Hot Scientist: Almost always wears a lab coat. She is also the head of the PPB's research and development team.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Always wears a lab coat despite not being the type of scientist that needs one in the first place.
  • Mentor Archetype: She is quick to help Max with any problems concerning beyblading and technology. She also has shades of this towards Emily, who is often seen assisting her during work.
  • Parents as People: Loves Max very much, but she's also a top scientist and, as such, has a lot of work to do.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She is sometimes icey towards her own son.

Team WHO (Dark Bladers)

A team comprised of bladers who lost during the European Tournament (original) or randomly to each of the European champions (dub). Able to see bit-beasts but possessing none of their own, they knew their defeat wasn't a fair one. They obtained ones from unspecified dark powers, which also turned them into monsters, and went after other bit-beasts until convinced by the Bladebreakers to drop it.
  • Canon Foreigner: The Dark Bladers are the first ever storyline-relevant blader team that doesn't have roots in the manga.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: From their eyes' glow, Blood is red, Howling is blue, Cairona is yellow, and Gye is green. As per tradition, Blood/red is the leader and Gye/green is the big guy. Howling/blue, however, is far from the smart guy — Cairona/yellow comes closer to it, but is more of a spy.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Dark Bladers are monsters, but misguided and underhanded at most, not evil. They come to understand the error of their way on their own terms and up being the one team that never doubted the Bladebreakers could defeat Borg.
  • Deal with the Devil: Not a surprise this was as good as removed in the dub, but it technically still was acknowledged. In the original version, Gye, speaking for the team, declares that they'd give their souls for power. They are answered by a deep voice coming from the stormy sky, hit by lightning, and when they get back up, they're monsters with monstrous bit-beasts in their beyblades. In the dub, the team somehow got cursed by their defeat at the hands of the European champions. Then they get kind of randomly hit by lightning and gain bit-beasts. Blood does say that "the dark skies gave [them] the power to finish their quest", so there's that. In the original, the Dark Bladers tries to lift the curse by destroying all bit-beasts, but give up on it when they see how with the Bladebreakers humans and bit-beasts are partners. It's left ambiguous whether this change of heart returned their souls or if they accept their condition as it is. In the dub, they try to steal all bit-beasts to gain more power to defeat the European team as a means to get un-cursed. The focus here is the European team's defeat, which is just as good when it comes from the hands of the Bladebreakers.
  • Monster Mash: The team consists of a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy, and a Frankenstein's monster. Their bit-beasts represent the same lineup.
  • Named by the Adaptation: As with most season 1 teams, the Dark Bladers went by the descriptive "Team WHO" in the original version. The dub gave the team a proper name.
  • Obviously Evil: The second aspect, where there is the appearance but not (quite) the actions. All members of the Dark Bladers wear a Black Cloak (technically dark green), have Glowing Eyes of Doom under certain conditions, can do the Ghostly Glide, and have the abilities of a Shadow Walker.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: The bit-beasts used by the Dark Bladers are of a special variety. To communicate that they're the devil's gift, they look grainy and overlit. Of course, this doubles as a homage to the look of 1930s movies.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: See Deal with the Devil up above. Despite their beef being with the European champions, they aim their arrows at every single bit-beast in existence. They give up on it when, in the original, they come to realize that bit-beasts are beings and not tools, or, in the dub, the European team already gets a taste of defeat from the Bladebreakers.
  • Theme Naming: In the original version, all of the Dark Bladers' bit-beast's names end on "-os". In the dub, the names end on "-lor", except for the mummy "Sarcopholon".
  • Trauma Button: More obvious in the original than in the dub due to the change in their backstory, but the Dark Bladers can be really brought down at the possibility they'll be defeated once again.

    Blood (Sanguinex)
Blader: ブラッド / Blood / Sanguinex
Bit-beast: ドラキュオス / Dracuos / Draculor
First Appearance: S1E32
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Christopher Marren (English)
Hailing from Romania, Blood battled Ralf, never standing a chance against the wielder of a bit-beast. The injustice brought him to join the Dark Bladers and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Dracuos (Draculor), a vampire.
  • The Leader: Blood is the team captain.
  • Multicolored Hair: It's black with a streak of red.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Blood doesn't have any vampire-specific powers or weaknesses, but shares several supernatural traits with his teammates. Dracuos does the vampire thing with more dedication, which includes being able to spin against the ceiling and not fond of crosses.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's Howling's older brother in the dub. No mention of any familial connection is made in the original version.

    Howling (Lupinex)
Blader: ハウリング / Howling / Lupinex
Bit-beast: ウルフォス / Wolfos / Lycanlor
First Appearance: S1E32
Voiced by: Tsutomu Takayama (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)
Hailing from Transylvania, Howling battled Johnny and got soundly thrashed. This experience brought him to join the Dark Bladers and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Wolfos (Lycanlor), a werewolf.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Howling is easily provoked to rage.
  • Mystical White Hair: More grey than white, but to the same effect. It signals his status as a werewolf.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Howling doesn't have any werewolf-specific powers or weaknesses (other than a short fuse), but shares several supernatural traits with his teammates. Wolfos does the werewolf thing with more dedication, which includes insta-defeat when faced with a silver-infused opponent.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's Blood's younger brother in the dub. No mention of any familial connection is made in the original version.

    Cairona (Cenotaph)
Blader: カイロナ / Cairona / Cenotaph
Bit-beast: バンデオス / Bandeos / Sarcophalon
First Appearance: S1E31
Voiced by: Kenichi Sakaguchi (Japanese), Robert Tinkler (English)
Hailing from Egypt, Cairona battled Giancarlo, only to find the battle unfairly one-sided. Resentful, it brought him to join the Dark Bladers and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Bandeos (Sarcophalon), a mummy.
  • Mystical White Hair: He's a mummy, looking older than he is and having white hair as a result.
  • Mummy: Overlaps with Animated Armor and Mummy Wrap for Bandeos. Cairona is more of a regular mummy, while Bandeos consists of nothing but bandage, having a hollow core. It can manipulate its wraps to tie another up and in doing this holds the honor of being the first bit-beast in the anime to have been sicced on a human.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Cairona was the first of his team to go after the Bladebreakers, stalking, tricking, and attacking them solo during their stay in England. After that, he was the one to hijack the train to abduct the group and then the one to take Kyōju hostage so the rest of the Dark Bladers could force a battle with the Bladebreakers.

    Gye (Zomb)
Blader: ジャイ / Gye / Zomb
Bit-beast: フランケオス / Frankeos / Shamblor
First Appearance: S1E32
Voiced by: Yuka Imai (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)
Hailing from Austria, Gye battled Olivier and suffered a humiliating defeat that brought him to join the Dark Bladers and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Frankeos (Shamblor), a Frankenstein's monster.
  • The Brute: Gye, as his original name suggests, is easily the largest and strongest of the Dark Bladers. After the Majestics' defeat, he becomes The Big Guy.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Overlaps with Our Zombies Are Different for the dub. Gye is modeled after Frankenstein's monster. His Japanese name, "Gye" ("Jai"), comes from "giant" ("jaianto"), which in the dub structurally is mimicked by cutting the "ie" from "zombie". He is clearly not a zombie, though, and neither is Frankeos.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mixed with Multicolored Hair, because Gye has turquoise-and-black hair.

European Team (Majestics)

The Majestics 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 Majestics' bit-beast's names end on "-lyon".
  • Break the Haughty:
  • The Cavalry: Combines with Last Stand. The Majestics, along with Kiki of the White Tigers, 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.
  • 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 Majestics went by the descriptive "Euro(pean) Team" in the original version. The dub gave the team a proper name.
  • Royal Brat:
  • Shout-Out: As per Aoki's website, all of the Majestics were named after F1-racers from their respective countries: Ralf Schumacher, Johnny Herbert, Olivier Panis, and Giancarlo Fisichella.

    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 set. 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.
  • Catchphrase: 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)

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

  • French Jerk: Subverted. Though he talked down to the Bladebreakers when he first met them, he is subsequently very nice to them.
  • Goggles Do Nothing
  • Nice Hat
  • Unicorn: His bit-beast Unicolyon is a unicorn.
  • Worthy Opponent: Is practically the first member of the Majestics to realize just how special the Bladebreakers are, particularly after his tie with Rei. He admonishes Johnny for treating them so dismissively.
  • 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)

  • Berserk Button: While Enrique 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, as Takao soon found out.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Amphilyon snaps and turns against its owner because Enrique 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.
  • Multiple Head Case: Amphilyon. Its second head is its tail.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: 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.

Russian Team / Borg / Neo Borg / Borg 0 (Demolition Boys / Blitzkrieg Boys)


  • Child Soldiers: Each of the members has been trained from a young age to become this for Borg/Biovolt. They only got out due to the efforts of the BBA, spearheaded by the Bladebreakers. They've since taken life into their own hands and welcomed Kai, the one who escaped before them and they initially resented as a traitor, into their group.
  • Cool Guns: All of the Demolition Boys' shooters resemble and work like guns, just ones that shoot beys instead of bullets.
  • I Have Many Names: On a meta-level worth explaining. In the manga and the Japanese version of the anime, the Russian Team works for Borg and is thus referred to as either. In the dub, the organization Borg is renamed Biovolt and the team Borg is renamed Demolition Boys. After the events of Season 1, the organization collapsed and the team went its own way, returning as Neo Borg in the Japanese version and as Blitzkrieg Boys in the dub. In the manga, the team also went its own way, but didn't switch names until the Rising manga, in which the renamed themselves Borg 0 because they started from scratch.
  • Land, Sea, Sky: Wyborg, Seaborg, and Falborg are this respectively. Wolborg adds Void on account of its dimensional powers.
  • Named by the Adaptation: As with most season 1 teams, the Demolition Boys went by the descriptive "Russian Team" in the original version, or alternatively used the organization's name: Borg. The dub gave the team a proper name.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: It's ambiguous in the anime, but the manga, specifically the light novel and Rising, are clear that each member of the Demolition Boys is an orphan, abandoned by their parents, or a mixture of that. After escaping Volkov's control, they've come to live at the Golubeva Child Education Center, a quality nursery & orphanage.

    Yuriy Ivanov (Tala)
Blader: ユーリ・イヴァノーフ / Yuriy Ivanov / Tala
Bit-beast: ウルボーグ / Wolborg
First Appearance: S1E42
Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (Japanese), Jamie Haydon-Devlin (English)
The son of a disillusioned soldier who ended up drinking himself to death and a mother who left them both to start a new life. Yuriy lived on the streets for a while and then was picked up by Borg to be made into one of the best bladers worldwide. He's got a baby half-sibling from his mother's second marriage, but the child doesn't know about him.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Against Rai in season 3.
  • Cyborg: During the latter episodes of Season 1 he gets a cyber upgrade, courtesy of Volkov.
  • The Dragon: Season 1, to Volkov.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: His bit-beast Wolborg uses ice-based powers.
  • Evil Redhead: At first, until he and his team stop being/serving evil.
  • Fiery Redhead: He comes across as a passionate beyblader in season 3, taunting his opponents and letting out the occaisonal Evil Laugh.
  • Final Boss: The final opponent Takao battles in Season 1.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Before joining Borg, Yuriy and Boris met each other on the streets and stuck together to survive. Though while their friendship is mutual, Boris is far more dedicated to Yuriy than the other way around.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Yuriy forms this with Kai. Their color schemes are reversed, though, with ice-wielding Yuriy being strong on red and orange and fire-wielding Kai being mainly blue.
  • Good Is Dumb: When he decided to take on BEGA himself in the third season, it didn't end well. He was doing well... until he took on one of the five best BEGA has to offer.
  • An Ice Person: Wolborg uses ice-based powers.
  • The Lancer: To Kai in the manga and the third season.
  • Light Is Not Good: White clothes, white Beyblade, white bit-beast - yeah.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Recovered from his Glass Cannon status in Season 3, where his beyblade is actually meant to take hits in long, drawn out battles.
  • Redemption Demotion: While still a pretty capable blader in G-Revolution, it's clear that he's nowhere near as overpowered as he was in the first season. Most notably when he lost to Daichi, Rick and Garland, and had a surprisingly hard time against Kyōju.
  • The Rival: Somewhat with Daichi in season 3. Daichi won their first battle which was Yuriy's only loss in the championship. Later they tied in their rematch in the championship final.
  • Samus Is a Girl: In season 3, it turns out that Wolborg is a girl. A pretty one, at that.
  • Savage Wolves: His bit-beast Wolborg is based on wolves. Due to being owned by the (at first) evil Russian team and more specifically the very cold Yuriy, it comes off as very vicious.

    Boris Kuznetsov (Bryan Kuznetsov)
Blader: ボリス・クズネツォーフ / Boris Kuznetsov / Bryan Kuznetsov
Bit-beast: ファルボーグ / Falborg
First Appearance: S1E49
Voiced by: Wasabi Mizuta (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)

  • Curtains Match the Window: Mainly a Season 1 thing, where his eyes and hair are a soft pink. In Season 3, his hair is a soft grey and his eyes switch from a grey-like blue to grey. It's averted in regards to Aoki's own choice colors, which give Boris soft pink hair and medium blue eyes.
  • Feathered Fiend: Falborg, being a falcon bit-beast, comes across as this, especially since it's responsible for seriously harming Rei and damaging Driger to the point the bit-beast's energy dispersed.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Before joining Borg, Boris and Yuriy met each other on the streets and stuck together to survive. Though while their friendship is mutual, Boris is far more dedicated to Yuriy than the other way around.
  • Knife Nut: Not literal knives, but the slices of wind Falborg produces qualify. And, boy, does he love to dish them out!
  • The Lancer: To Yuriy in the manga and in Season 3. Note that Yuriy in turn is the lancer to Kai, and at times that's the case Boris's role as lancer is pushed to the side.
  • Pretty in Mink
  • One Steve Limit: Broken thanks to the dub. Boris Kuznetsov is Boris in the original version and Bryan in the dub. Vladimir Volkov is Vladimir in the original version and Boris in the dub.
  • Sadist: He is promo'ed as being one, and it shows in his match with Rei. He's unrelenting in his attempts to harm the latter, both by flinging chunks of the stadium at him and having his bit-beast attack both Rei and Driger simultaneously with its various wind attacks. He outright states that he wants to make Rei suffer before the end of their fight, especially after Rei's victory during the second match angered him.
  • The Stoic

    Sergei Rybakov (Spencer)
Blader: セルゲイ・ルイバコフ / Sergei Rybakov / Spencer
Bit-beast: シーボーグ / Seaborg
First Appearance: S1E44
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)

  • The Brute: Overlaps with The Big Guy for when the Demolition Boys reform. He's the biggest and physically strongest of the team.
  • Elephant in the Living Room: In the anime, the bit-beasts used by the Demolition Boys were made by Borg by either extracting or copying the essences of living animals in their laboratory under the monastery. How they apparently got a whole whale in there (or if there's another laboratory elsewhere) is never commented on.
  • Making a Splash: His bit-beast Seaborg unsurprisingly comes with water powers.

    Ivan Papov (Ian Papov)
Blader: イワン・パホーフ / Ivan Papov / Ian Papov
Bit-beast: ワイボーグ / Wyborg
First Appearance: S1E42
Voiced by: Aya Sakaguchi (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He is not with the Blitzkrieg Boys in the third season and no explanation as to why is given. The explanation is exclusive to the manga, which shows that he was defeated by Kai in the Russian prelims.
  • Cold Sniper: His launcher looks like one, and he actually fires his beyblade at Takao as part of a gambit to capture Max's bit-beast.
  • Gag Nose: He certainly has an unusual nose, although it isn't remarked upon.
  • Goggles Do Nothing

    Irina Golubeva
Character: / Irina Golubeva
First Appearance: II-V1C9
Voiced by: N/A
The President of the Russian Beyblade Association and the head of the Golubeva Child Education Center. She took the Demolition Boys in after they parted with Volkov out of genuine goodness, but also to use their fame to get money for the rest of the center.
  • Good Counterpart: To Volkov. They have a similar sense for business and publicity, keep their true motives to themselves, and don't shy away from using others. The difference is that Volkov is in it for himself, while Golubeva would sacrifice herself if it'd benefit the children in her care.
  • Friend to All Children: It's the clearest sign that Golubeva, despite how underhanded and forceful she comes across, is a good person.
  • Parental Substitute: She's the head of the Golubeva Child Education Center, which among others means she's the closest to a parental figure the Demolition Boys have as it is.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: She runs a nursery & orphanage, so she comes across as a good person to the general public. The Demolition Boys, having had a long run under Volkov's machinations, don't exactly readily embrace her and therefore get more than one run-in with Golubeva's own machinations. The thing is, though, that everything Golubeva does is for the children in her care. In the end, she gets the Demolition Boys to feel protective of the other children, thereby ensuring money for the latter and giving the former a purpose in life. The team still doesn't like her, but that's nothing she'll lose sleep over.

Season 2 (V-Force) teams

Saint Shields


  • Anti-Villain:
  • Invisibility: The initial advantage of the Saint Shields is the invisibility of their bit-beasts. None of the Bladebreakers knew they were even fighting one until Kyōju gathered enough data to make a grainy representation visible on his laptop.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitutes: The Saint Shields remind a lot of the White Tigers in terms of looks and ninja-like skills. They're even after the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts and solely manage to get Driger, while the White Tigers specifically wanted Driger back from Rei.
  • The Worf Effect: The whole team returns in the tournament arc at the end of the season, only to lose to the new antagonists to show how powerful they are. Ozma and Dunga lose to Team Zagart, while Yusuf and Mariam lose in a tag match to King and Queen.

    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)

  • Always Someone Better: To Takao in season two. In fact, he's the only person to beat Takao in said season. Three times, no less. He's probably the person with the best win-loss record against the protagonist throughout the entire three seasons. Eventually, though, he comes back just to lose to Zeo once he becomes the main antagonist of the final arc of the season, succumbing to the Worf Effect and ending up on the opposite end of this trope.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one in S2E39 during his battle with Takao. At this point, the Saint Shields failed to capture Dranzer and Draciel and lost the earlier captured Driger. Ozma recalls his harsh training for the sake of the mission of the Saint Shields — a mission that has been carried by generations preceding him. Aware how much is at stake, he goes mad to the point he endangers his own team and refuses to listen to their concern for him and Flash Leopard.
  • Knight Templar:
  • 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 cire.

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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Out of the two main female antagonists of season two, Mariam and Queen fit this trope. Mariam is One of the Boys with an unkempt Tomboyish Ponytail and a bit of a snarky personality. Queen wears flashy clothes (though oddly enough, she is the one wearing pants of the two) and has an Alpha Bitch personality. Their choice of Bit-Beasts also reflects this trope. Mariam has a shark, Queen a Unicorn type creature. Enough said.

Team Psychic (Team Psykick)

One of the two teams ultimately under control of Zagart Industries, the other being Team Zagart. Team Psykick is directly led by Gideon, who in turn reports to Zagart 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 Zagart.
  • 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: サイバードラグーン / Cyber Dragoon
First Appearance: S2E14
Voiced by: ??? (Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (English)
The first blader chosen to test one of the cyber bit-beasts, specifically Cyber Dragoon. The creature was too experimental to handle safely and Garry got the full brunt.

    Minami Yuuya (Wyatt Smithwright)
Blader: ユウヤ・南 / Minami Yuuya / Wyatt Smithwright
Bit-beast: サイバードランザー / Cyber Dranzer
First Appearance: S2E5
Voiced by: Akiko Kimura (Japanese), Edward Glen (English)
The second blader chosen to test one of the cyber bit-beasts, specifically Cyber Dranzer. Although refined, the creature was too experimental to handle safely and Garry got the full brunt.

    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: S2E17
Voiced by: Yuuki Tai (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)

Blader: サリマ / Salima
Bit-beast: サイバードライガー / Cyber Driger
First Appearance: 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: S2E17
Voiced by: Ayaka Yamashita (Japanese), Mary Long (English)

  • 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: 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 Zagart

One of the two teams ultimately under control of Zagart Industries, the other being Team Psykick. Team Zagart's trial team is directly led by Doctor K, who in turn reports to Zagart himself, while the elite team is led by Zagart since by then Doctor K went her own way. As with Team Zagart, the unit consists of spies, scientists, and beybladers.
  • Animal Theme Naming: As with Team Psykick before, most trial Zagarts 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.
  • 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 Zagart 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 on it furing the rare shot where it lies still facing the camera. However, Dennis's bey never does. It is so that 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 / 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 Klarken, 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 Klarken 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 Klarkens are krakens.
  • Sailor's Ponytail: Counts due to Denny's nautical theme. His hair is tied up in five braids, which mimic tentacles.

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

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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Parts Hunters


  • Anti-Villain: Type I. King and Queen actually don't mean any harm by their actions and are in fact very fair minded people.
  • Brother-Sister Team:
  • Color Contrast:
  • Half-Identical Twins: It's a tad surprising that Queen and King are related at all, let alone twins. The only immediate clue to this in their appearance is the fact they have a Beauty Mark each, on opposing cheeks.
  • Mixed Ancestry: It doesn't have to be the case, but if the gene pool King and Queen come from can produce both medium brown and pale skin tones, it is likely to be mixed.
  • Theme Twin Naming:

Blader: キング / King
Bit-beast: アリエル / Ariel
First Appearance: S2E42
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese), David Berni (English)

  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Overlaps with Whitehair Black Heart. King, a villain in a contrast matchup with his sister, has medium brown skin and white hair.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: A Pretty jarring change of character occurs for King in the time between S 2 E 46 and S 2 E 47. In one episode, he willingly cheats by interfering in Queen and Mariam's match and earlier trashed another duo's pair of Beyblade's on the beach. Suddenly in the next episode, he disapproves of Queen and Doctor K's cheating methods, and suddenly wants to play fair out of nowhere.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: King's right eye is almost always hidden behind his hair.

Blader: クィーン / Queen
Bit-beast: ガブリエル / Gabriel
First Appearance: S2E42
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese), Susan Quinn (English)

  • Bokukko:
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Queen, a villain in a contrast matchup with her brother, has pale skin and black hair.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Used an attack that ended up destroying her own blade, which after so many times she had done the same to other bladers very karmic. indeed.
  • The Lancer: With most duos, the lancer is more or less defined by not being the leader. With the Parts Hunters, it's the reverse. Queen is viciously supportive of King, gladly backing up the worst of his behavior. In fact, she's arguably worse than he is.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl compared to Mariam in season two. Mariam is One of the Boys with an unkempt Tomboyish Ponytail and a bit of a snarky personality. Queen wears flashy clothes (though oddly enough, she is the one wearing pants of the two) and has an Alpha Bitch personality. Their choice of Bit-Beasts also reflects this trope. Mariam has a shark, while Queen has a Unicorn. Enough said.

Children of the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness (Shadow Bladers)

A group of four young children (anime) or a team of teenage bladers (manga) who got possessed by the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness, the evil counterparts to the regular Four Holy Beasts. The dark bit-beasts seek revenge on the light bit-beasts and wish to return chaos to the world.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the manga, the four who get possessed are a team of bladers who get defeated by Takao at the Kyushu tournament. It's taken well by both parties and followed by an amicable promise to battle again some day. No reason is given why the four enter the cave where the bit-beasts of darkness are held captive, but the best guess is that the team sought to increase their power after their defeat. In the anime, the four are a group of children who might very well have never heard of beyblade. They're on an educational trip with their teacher, Tengai, when they discover the cave and stumble inside only to be possessed. The sole connection the four have to the Bladebreakers is that Tengai used to be Keiko's teacher and she's the guardian of the Bladebreakers while they're on vacation when everything goes down.
  • And I Must Scream: The fate of the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness. They understandably hated and seemingly were traumatized by being trapped in a cave for millennia. So what happens to them when they are defeated again? They get put back in the cave. And then the island sinks beneath the waves, near-guaranteeing no one will ever find them again.
  • Demonic Possession: The four get possessed by the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness. Sixth Ranger Daichi, whose Strata Dragoon has no counterpart, gets the Brainwashed and Crazy treatment.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Hiroshi possessed by Dark Dragoon has blue hair, Ayaka possessed by Dark Dranzer has red hair, Satoru possessed by Dark Draciel has black hair, and Shingo possessed by Dark Driger has white hair.
  • The Psycho Rangers: On account of the bit-beasts of darkness being other halves of the bit-beasts of light.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: So we've got a team that consists of a blue-haired average guy as leader, a red-haired girl, a black-haired big guy, and a light-haired shorty. They handle bit-beasts that are counterparts to the ones wielded by the Bladebreakers, and with "handle" one means "are controlled by". That's all rather like Team Psykick. The only thing immediately different is which blader has which bit-beast.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: The four go from borderline background designs to Obviously Evil, with Spikes of Doom, Facial Markings, and themed hair colors.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Part meta, part in-universe. Because the four are teenagers in the manga and drawn as such. Their possessed forms look like them, just evil-ized. But the teenage designs aren't used in the anime; rather, they're replaced by child designs that don't actually match the possessed designs and raise the questions why the possession comes with an age upgrade and why specifically that age upgrade.

    Hiroshi (Henry)
Blader: ヒロシ / Hiroshi / Henry
Bit-beast: ダークドラグーン / Dark Dragoon
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Jonathan Potts (English)
Possibly a blader, possibly not. He got possessed by Dark Dragoon.
  • Blow You Away: Dark Dragoon has wind-based powers.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Something of the kind. Hiroshi's possessed form does not wear glasses.
  • The Leader: Hiroshi is the team captain in the manga. His possessed form also is the leader of the Shadow Bladers.
  • Nerd: Complete with Nerd Glasses. In the anime, Tengai has to force Hiroshi away from his manga so he actually takes note of the things they pass by on their trip.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in the manga, which features both Hiroshi and Hitoshi.

    Shingo (Daniel)
Blader: シンゴ / Shingo / Daniel
Bit-beast: ダークドライガー / Dark Driger
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Chiharu Tezuka (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)
Possibly a blader, possibly not. He got possessed by Dark Driger.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Seems to have something mutual going on with Ayaka on a Like Brother and Sister level.
  • The Lancer: Takes this role at the end ofthe movie, when only he and Hiroshi are left standing against Takao and Daichi.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in the dub; V-Force already introduced both a Dennis and a Denny and now there's a Daniel.
  • Shock and Awe: Dark Driger has lightning-based powers.

    Satoru (Steven)
Blader: サトル / Satoru / Steven
Bit-beast: ダークドラシエル / Dark Draciel
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Yuko Tachibana (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)
Possibly a blader, possibly not. He got possessed by Dark Draciel.
  • Big Eater: In the anime, Tengai has to tell off Satoru for eating well before the group is supposed to.
  • The Brute: Which is to be expected from the one possessed by Dark Draciel.
  • Making a Splash: Dark Draciel has water-based powers.
  • One Steve Limit: Make that One Steven Limit, and it's averted in the dub. He shares an English name with Steven of the All Starz.

    Ayaka (Ashley)
Blader: アヤカ / Ayaka / Ashley
Bit-beast: ダークドランザー / Dark Dranzer
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Mio Takeuchi (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English)
Possibly a blader, possibly not. She got possessed by Dark Dranzer.

Season 3 (G-Revolution) teams

Barthez Battalion


    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
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
Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English)

  • Power Gives You Wings: Even though her bit-beast is, as a hedgehog, totally incapable of flight.
  • "With Our Swords" Scene: In her last tournament battle, each member of the team gave her a piece of their Beyblades so she could fight, since her own had been destroyed.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: With shorts

    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
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
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa (Japanese), Dan Warry-Smith (English)

F-Sangre (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.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Julia and Raul are twins and form a beyblade team.
  • 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
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: One guess.
  • 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.
  • Mentor Archetype

BEGA League (Justice 5)



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


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

Garland Siebald

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


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

Moses (Crusher)

Voiced by: Masachika Takatsuka (Japanese), Richard Dumont (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 Blade Sharks (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 Blade Sharks (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 Blade Sharks 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 Akebono 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 who 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 Blade Sharks.
  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with Nobuo in S1E18, the Breather Episode in which Takao and Kyōju return home for a while.

Blader: アントニオ / Antonio
First Appearance: S1E21
Voiced by: Kazue Ikura (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)
A boy from the Dominican Republic who hopes to make beyblade popular in his country by becoming a champion himself. Like the Bladebreakers, he's under Daitenji's supervision.
  • The Cutie: Antonio may be a Z-class blader at best, but that isn't going to get his hopes down. No matter how tough the training and no matter how dismissive his training partners, he'll keep going until he's there. His disposition is infectious.
  • Feet of Clay: For about five seconds. When Antonio meets the Bladebreakers and tells them he has been selected by Daitenji to be their training partner for the American tournament, they all think, Kai included, that he must be an amazing blader. The hype is heightened when he claims to be the best blader the Dominican Republic has to offer. But when he and Takao engage in a friendly match, Antonio promptly loses on account of not getting his bey to land in the dish. Turns out he is the Dominican Republic's best because he is the Dominican Republic's only. And, as is discovered later, Daitenji didn't select him because he's good, but because both he and the Bladebreakers needed to inspire each other.

    Ganta Takeshita (Ganta)
Blader: ガンタ・竹下 / Ganta Takeshita / Ganta
First Appearance: S2E41
Voiced by: Yukiko Hirotsu (Japanese), ??? (English)
Genta's younger brother and later tag team partner. They didn't get past the first round, losing to Zeo and Toru.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Genta is the big guy, Ganta is the little guy.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Ganta's design doesn't quite fit with the rest of the cast, being more chibi with his lack of sclera and the permanent blush on his cheeks
  • Sibling Team: Ganta and his older brother Genta form a blader team.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the original version, Genta and Ganta are identified as brothers ("kyōdai"). In the dub, no such line is given. The shot of the player board that puts Genta and Ganta next to each other with their names also is not present in the dub, thus minimizing the chance for the audience to infer themselves.

Manga bladers

    Brazilian Team
Blader1: リオ / Rio | Blader2: ラッジェ / Radji
Bey: ピラニオン / Piranion
First Appearance: I-V5C1
Voiced by: N/A
The Brazilian champions, consisting or Rio, Radji, and an unnamed female blader. They all use the same bey by the name of Piranion.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: All three members are defeated by Rei. Why? Just before the Japan vs. Brazil match, the China vs. Canada match took place and Rai got all poser-like and handled all three members of that team alone. Their rivalry meant Rei could not pass on performing the same feat. And he did so with ease.
  • Nice Hat: Rio wears a wide-brimmed hat. It helps show him off as the team captain.
  • No Name Given: The female blader goes unnamed.
  • Piranha Problem: The team members all use the same piranha-based bey. This type of bey can open up to display an encircling set of teeth to deal extra damage.
  • You Don't Look Like You: The Brazilian team got adapted to the anime, but very differently from what they are in the manga. The two-boys-and-a-girl setup is maintained, but the designs and names are changed (although "Rio" is the basis for "Mario" and "Piranion" for "Piranias"), and the anime team uses the themes of soccer and samba in addition to the piranha one.

    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.

    Fake Daichi
Blader: にせ大地 / Nise (Fake) Daichi
First Appearance: I-V8CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
A boy who'd been defeated by Daichi early on and later pretended to be him. One purpose of this was to become a better blader by emulating his techniques through his identity, the other was to steal beyblades to get his hands at one strong enough to beat the real Daichi with. By presenting himself as Daichi, it was likely the real one would receive the eventual mob retribution.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Subverted. The fake Daichi pulls off his own fake forehead mark and redoes his hair to get back to the look he had when Daichi beat him. However, as the audience has never seen him before, this has no meta meaning and Daichi himself doesn't get the chance to respond because the boy keeps talking about his Evil Plan.
  • Fiery Redhead: Any red hair is unconfirmed due to the manga being black-and-white, but likely since the boy had to pass for Daichi. He's as fiery as the real deal.
  • Frame-Up: A beneficial consequence, though not a primary goal of the fake Daichi's scheme.
  • Identical Stranger: The real Daichi is insulted anyone would mistake the fake for him, but they do have a lot in common appearance-wise. Cues to who is who is that the fake Daichi wears shoes, does not accessorize with bandage, and has a large front tooth.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Has shades of this to the blader part of Daichi's identity.
  • No Name Given: He's only known as the fake Daichi and variants thereof.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Daichi's storyline had been going on for a good while by the time the fake shows up. Was he in one of those previous stories? No.

    Hikaru Tomonji
Blader: ヒカル・十文字 / Hikaru Tomonji
Bey: スパイクリザード / Spike Lizard
First Appearance: I-V8CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
A good friend of Kyōju and the older brother of Mamoru. He comes from a wealthy family, but turned out only a little bit conceited. His bey is Spike Lizard, which may or may not contain a lizard-type bit-beast.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Hikaru wears a short top that leaves a decent line of his midriff uncovered.
  • The Cameo: Because Daichi's entire journey to catch up with Takao was scrapped for the anime, Hikaru was scrapped too. However, he, Kennosuke, and Tenmaru are featured in one of the slideshow panels at the end of G-Revolution.
  • Chick Magnet: Rich, handsome, and confident. It's no wonder Hikaru has a flock of women admiring him whenever there's occasion to.
  • Rollerblade Good: Hikaru's default outfit features roller skates. It fits his beyblade, which also uses added wheels to improve movement control.

    Mamoru Tomonji
Blader: マモル・十文字 / Mamoru Tomonji
First Appearance: I-V8CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
The younger brother of Hikaru. He comes from a wealthy family, but turned out only a little bit conceited. He does not appear to have a bey of his own and instead borrows-without-asking Hikaru's bey.
  • Distressed Dude: Although the fake Daichi had been making multiple victims, it was the bey he stole from Mamoru in particular that set off the hunt for the thief. Mamoru was very stressed out about it too, only admitting that the reason he absolutely needed the bey back was because it was his brother's when he could no longer keep it a secret.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Light case, but Mamoru does not return during the GBC chapters. Not even to support Hikaru. Which is weird given their close bond and Mamoru's own aim to be a blader of note, not to mention noticeable because Tenmaru, the other little brother character, does prominently reappear.

Blader: ラムダ / Ramda
Bey: デザートスフィンクサー / Desert Sphinxer
First Appearance: I-V11CSS11
Voiced by: N/A
A member of a (presumably Egyptian) nomadic society with a knack for fortunetelling. His bey is Desert Sphinxer, which may or may not contain a sphinx-type bit-beast.
  • Bearer of Bad News: He got in trouble with a duo of tough guys after predicting the girlfriend of one of them would break up with him.
  • Blow You Away: Combines with Dishing Out Dirt. Desert Sphinxer's tip kicks up sand while the attack ring creates gusts of wind, together creating a sandstorm.
  • Ethnic Magician: If he's not Egyptian he's at least from the Greater Middle East. That plus him being a fortuneteller makes him this trope.
  • Fortune Teller: The kind that uses a Crystal Ball and the kind that doesn't always know the meaning of the information he receives.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Well, opponent, really, not villain. Before battling Daichi, he received a vision for him that advised not to go against the wind but use it as an ally. During the battle, this tip not only gave Daichi the insight to defeat Desert Sphinxer's special attack, but also helped him complete his own new superattack.

    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.
  • Hair Decorations: She has two pins to keep her bangs to the side.
  • 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 did not exist in the manga. Add to that that Ayaka and Emily are not unlike in appearance, and it finishes up the picture.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ayaka has blue hair.

    Mutsuki Kagami
Blader: 睦月・鏡 / Mutsuki Kagami
Bey: ブラッディムーン / Bloody Moon
First Appearance: II-V1C3
Voiced by: N/A
The younger brother of Yōichi and the protege of Rina after the former's death. For a time, they sought revenge on Susumu as the one responsible for Yōichi's death, but gave that up when Kai defeated Tsuki. His bey is Bloody Moon, which may or may not contain a reaper-type bit-beast.
  • Attack Backfire: The bey uses chimera technology, which allows it to access new forms if sufficiently attacked. Tsuki's attack pattern thus is to sit out the punches until it is time to bite back and take the opponent by surprise.
  • Broken Bird: His brother's death affected him badly, prompting, among others a complete fashion shift to what it is now.
  • Decomposite Character: According to Aoki's website, Tsuki is based on the same concept that was the origin of Ming-Ming.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Overlaps with Wholesome Crossdresser. Tsuki is easily mistaken for a girl (both Takao and Blader DJ think he's a pretty girl at first), but identifies as a boy. He does not take offense at any confusion and in fact seems to delight in it.
  • Family of Choice: Yōichi's implied to have been Tsuki's caretaker. Nowadays, Tsuki lives with Rina. After losing to Kai, he seems to project a brotherly bond on him, which Kai isn't entirely unresponsive to.
  • The Grim Reaper: His bey's second form is armed with four scythe-like knives. Attacking generates the image of a Grim Reaper, but whether it's a bit-beast or artistic visualization isn't clear.
  • In-Series Nickname: Mutsuki goes by the name Tsuki most of the time, which is a name he prefers because of its elegance.
  • Solar and Lunar: In Tsuki's own words, the moon (月) can't shine without the sun (陽).

Video game bladers

Blader: クルミ / Kurumi
First Appearance: Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade
Voiced by: N/A

Blader: ロクマル / Rokumaru
First Appearance: Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade
Voiced by: N/A

  • Childhood Friends: He, Takao, and Kurumi have been friends for a long time.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: He's shorter than both Takao and Kurumi and wears glasses. And yes, he's also dressed in green. However, if he's younger, then it is not by much.

Akebo Blader Kids

A team of bladers from the town of Akebono in Japan. More commonly referred to as ABK, they're startups trying to climb up in the beyblade scene.
  • Good Counterpart: They're effectively this to the Blade Sharks, even though the two groups aren't part of the same media.
  • Starter Mon: In the third game, the player gets to build their own team. The starter team is the ABK, consisting of Seichi, Michiru, and Genta. Mostly, they won't be around for long because they are weak, stay weak, and have no bit-beasts to help them out.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Happens within the group. In the first two games, the group consists of Takao, Daichi , Nobuo, Akira, and Seichi. In the third game, Nobuo and Akira get replaced by Genta and Michiru. There's no reason given as to why, but Nobuo and Akira hadn't been relevant for some time by then and the art style they're drawn in clashed with the V-Force-based one of the later two games.

    Genta Takeshita (Tanner Conner)
Blader: ゲンタ・竹下 / Genta Takeshita / Tanner Conner
First Appearance: S2E41
Voiced by: Mika Matsuoka (Japanese), ??? (English)
A decent blader who is either a member of the ABK (video game) or the beyblade partner to his little brother Ganta (anime).
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Genta is the big guy, Ganta is the little guy.
  • Sibling Team: Genta and his younger brother Ganta form a blader team.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the original version, Genta and Ganta are identified as brothers ("kyōdai"). In the dub, no such line is given. The shot of the player board that puts Genta and Ganta next to each other with their names also is not present in the dub, thus minimizing the chance for the audience to infer themselves.


    Kogorō Daitenji (Stanley A. Dickenson) 
Character: 小五郎・大転寺 / Kogorō Daitenji / Stanley A. Dickenson
First Appearance: S1E03
Voiced by: Tamio Ohki (Japanese), William Colgate (English)
The Chairman of the BBA is one of the most influential people in the world of beyblading. He has a firm belief in the nobility of the sport and despite his high position, he continues to take personal interest in the bladers.
  • The Chessmaster: Overlaps with Trickster Mentor. He's the one who convinced and arranged for Rei to compete in the tournament, sent the BBA Antonio when they needed a reminder where they came from, dressed up to trick the BBA offboard in England and set them on a course to battle the European champions, anonymously sent them a research report by Tatsuya about bit-beasts, and finally arranged for the Majestics to challenge the BBA to reconnect them with their blader potential. And all this was part of a larger scheme to have a team that could stand up against Borg. Note, however, that this is a characterization virtually exclusive to the first season of the anime. He becomes way less capable in the later two seasons and doesn't play as much of a role in the manga. In fact, much of his early actions in the anime are taken from Hitoshi's role in the manga.
  • Demoted to Extra: His role is greatly diminished following Season 1.
  • Evil Former Friend: Daitenji is the kind of jolly fellow who would never have just one.
    • In the anime, he and Doctor Zagart used to be friends and scientific coworkers. Then they got their hands on a tablet containing one or more sealed bit-beasts. Zagart understood the potential better than Daitenji and one day stole the tablet and research notes. Daitenji did not hear from him again until thrity years later when a similar tablet was stolen from the PPB and he knew Zagart was behind it.
    • In the games, he and Masamune Chizan used to be friends, but something went awry. Nowadays, Chizan wants to prove he's the better coach by having one of his bladers become champion.
    • There's minor hints in the anime that Daitenji and Sōichirō Hiwatari have a past that's not fully hostile.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Daitenji's considerations lie first and foremost with the bladers, their fun, and their wellbeing, as opposed to most of his colleagues and peers who prioritize the sport. He's well-liked because of this.

    Ken Daiba
Blader: ケン・ダイバ / Ken Daiba
First Appearance: I-V11C2
Voiced by: N/A
The President of the GBC Committee, a legendary previous beyblade world champion, and the inventor of the Heavy Metal System.
  • Badass Longcoat: Goes hand in hand with Cool Shades, but the shades are dropped quickly while the coat stays.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique:
  • Every Scar Has a Story: He's got a scar going up his left cheek, which he acquired as a child when trying to master his own HMS-style beyblade and not doing so hot initially.
  • Last Episode, New Character: That is, Last Arc, New Character. Daiba is introduced to bring the Heavy Metal System into the story of the manga, which makes up the premise of the final arc.
  • Red Baron: Ken Daiba was a beyblade champion during his childhood of unparalleled skill. In those days, he was less known by his name and more by the title he'd been given: the Phantom Beyblade Champion ("幻の世界チャンピオン"; "Phantom World Champion").

    Blader DJ (DJ Jazzman)
Blader: ブレーダーDJ / Blader DJ / DJ Jazzman
First Appearance: S1E04
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (first voice, Japanese), Himself (second voice, Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (Seasons 1 and 3, English), Tony Daniels (Season 2, English)

    A.J. Topper and Brad Best 
Voiced by: Eric Woolfe (A.J.) and Mark Dailey (Brad)
The dub-exclusive sports commentary duo that's present for most tournaments.
  • Canon Foreigner: Don't exist in the original; they're solely an English dub creation.
  • Combat Commentator: A.J. and Brad are the commentators at each tournament.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Played with. In S2E47, Brad shares that his middle name is Aloysius and that it may get shortened to Ysi. He doesn't find it embarrassing, but A.J. finds "Ysi Best" to be ridiculous.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They've got a funny thing going on according to the few lines about it. Like this one from S2E47:
    A.J.: "Respect's gotta be earned, Brad."
    Brad: "Like how I earned your respect over the years?"
    A.J.: "Don't go there!"
  • Large Ham Announcer: When you have the Voice of Citytv as Brad, it's a given.
  • No Indoor Voice: A.J. always, always talks in a voice that's barely held-back screeching.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: When their commentary turns to themselves, it's a coin flip whether they will insult or compliment each other.
  • The Voice: They're an addition of the dub so dialogue could be added during the battle scenes. Because of this, there's no look for them; they're voice-only. Reaches into Suspiciously Similar Substitute territory because a good percentage of their lines are taken from Blader DJ.

    Hitoshi Kinomiya (Hiro Granger) 
Blader: 仁・木ノ宮 — 疾風のジン / Hitoshi Kinomiya — Shippū no Jin / Hiro Granger — Jin of the Gale
Bit-beast: サイゾー / Saizo
Bit-beast: メタルドライガー / Metal Driger
Bit-beast: メタルドラグーン / Metal Dragoon
Bit-beast: メタルドラシエル / Metal Draciel
Bit-beast: メタルドランザー / Metal Dranzer
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Tim Hamaguchi (English)
First Appearance: Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade

  • Aborted Arc: Potentially. He's built up a lot in both the intro and the first few episodes of G-Revolution as a near unbeatable rival of sorts for Takao/Tyson and the other main characters. After he's revealed as Takao's brother, he becomes his coach, then later a coach at BEGA, and he pretty much ceases activity as a blader. Even when he joins Boris and trains Brooklyn, he never really engages in a serious battle against anyone after his battle early in the season against Rei. As such, despite all the build-up, we never get to see a serious Takao or Kai vs. Hitoshi one-on-one battle in the season.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Appeared much earlier in the manga (he did get mentiond in the anime in S1E1) and also wielded Metal Draciel and Metal Dranzer instead of just Metal Driger.
  • Big Brother Mentor: When Takao was a little kid.
  • Char Clone: Besides hiding his identity at the beginning, he seems somewhat amoral, as if all it mattered to him is seeing Takao getting stronger like when he fake defected to BEGA. And towards the end of the show he is dressed almost exactly like Char in Zeta Gundam, except the colors are different.
  • The Chessmaster: His strategy of improving Takao's beyblading. He joined BEGA so Takao would step up his game considering the opponents he is facing. He personally trained Brooklyn, getting him interested into the sport and possibly getting better through Kai (he may have wanted Kai to face Brooklyn twice because he will know that he will lose at first but come back stronger and beat Brooklyn. After all, Hitoshi approved Kai's request to challenge Brooklyn. He knew that Brooklyn would be deeply affected by the lost and become stronger, giving Takao a really tough challenge later on. One must wonder how deep in the tournament did he plan.
  • Code Name: Jin of the Gale.
  • Cool Shades: Towards the end of the show.
  • Dual Wielding: He can command two Beys at the same time.
  • Fake Defector
  • Guile Hero
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Joins BEGA in order to make Takao much stronger. How he does it with Brooklyn might have been overkill.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Takao's older brother.
  • Mentor Archetype
  • Ninja: He is this. In Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade, his bit-beast Saizo is a ninja too.
  • Panthera Awesome: Metal Driger. Not that he uses it much.
  • The Phoenix: Metal Dranzer, but it's manga-only.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Quite frequently gives them to players (Rei, Takao, Kai, Brooklyn).
  • Turtle Power: Metal Draciel but it's manga-only.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like Takao, he has blue hair, but his is several shades lighter and more muted.

    Mister B
Character: ミスターB / Mister B
First Appearance: I-V2C3
Voiced by: N/A
A top scientist of the BBA and close associate of Hitoshi Kinomiya. Together, they created the spin gear component, which they gave for field-testing to their respective proteges. In Mister B's case, this was Kyōju.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He just stops appearing after I-V8C4. Granted, he'd not been relevant for some time, but no explanation is given either.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: His hair color is technically unknown, but it's at minimum much lighter than his skin color.
  • Eyes Always Shut: His eyes don't ever open, always forming two pronounced arcs. It matches with Kyōju's hidden eyes.
  • Trickster Mentor: Has shades of this to Kyōju. Like, their meeting was Kyōju sneaking up on Rei to catch a glimpse of his training technique, then Mister B sneaking up on Kyōju and straight-up abducting him. He didn't even introduce himself until after "trapping" the boy in his laboratory and noting they were alone there. Fortunately, it did not traumatize Kyōju and the two got along splendidly after that. Mister B trusts in Kyōju's skills and doesn't coach when he thinks Kyōju can handle research by himself.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Like Doctor B and Doctor K after him, Mister B is only ever referred to as "Mister B".


    Ryūnosuke Kinomiya (Ryu Granger) 
Character: 龍之介・木ノ宮 / Ryūnosuke Kinomiya / Ryu Granger
Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese), George Buza (English)

  • Badass Mustache
  • Cool Old Guy: Were the samurai still around, he'd be one of the best. He once pulled out a Doppelgänger Spin just to teach Takao a lesson... The dub takes it a step further by giving him a Surfer Dude accent and having him use associated colloquialisms.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: He's a samurai. Also of note is that his name, which means "Herald of the Dragon", is very similar to the story's other samurai, Kennosuke, which means "Herald of the Sword".
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Takao inherited Dragoon through his father's family line. Appropriately, "龍"/ryū" means "dragon".
  • Parental Substitute: He raises Takao because Tatsuya is traveling the world for his archeology job and because Yoshie is dead.
  • Parents Know Their Children: In the manga, Ryūnosuke immediately recognizes Hitoshi in his Jin costume. Knowing the boy must have a reason to go around masked, he does not reveal his knowledge to anyone else.

    Tatsuya Kinomiya (Tatsuya Granger)
Character: 龍也・木ノ宮 / Tatsuya Kinomiya / Tatsuya Granger
Voiced by: Osamu Hosoi (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)
Yoshie's husband, Ryūnosuke's son, and the father of Hitoshi and Takao. He's an archeologist who specializes in the history of bit-beasts and therefore isn't home often. Following Yoshie's death, he leaves the care of his youngest son to Ryūnosuke.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: A mild case. Tatsuya comes close to being a normal field archeologist, but because his subject of choice are bit-beasts, there's inevitably adventure involved. In the anime, he is part of Daitenji's efforts to stop Hiwatari Enterprises and Borg from taking over the world.
  • Ascended Extra: He was an insignificant example of The Unseen in the manga, but in the anime he gets to be part of the final arc to save the world. In a way, he gets to be for the anime's first season what his oldest son, Hitoshi, gets to be for the manga up to that point.
  • Disappeared Dad: He's not even mentioned in Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade and his role in the manga isn't stellar either. His dead wife gets more done for her character than he does, for starters by actually appearing. Season 1 of the anime did copy the excuse of him being an archeologist and out excavating, but it pulled him into the story during the second half. Needless to say, it was an emotional reunion for Takao.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Takao inherited Dragoon through his father's family line. Appropriately, "龍"/tatsu" means "dragon".

    Yoshie Kinomiya
Character: 良恵・木ノ宮 / Yoshie Kinomiya
First Appearance: I-V1C1; S1E1 (mentioned)
Voiced by: N/A
Tatsuya's wife and the mother of Hitoshi and Takao. She died within a few years after Takao's birth.
  • Age Lift: Simultaneously subverted and played straight. Yoshie is much older looking in Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade, but that is fair because she's still around. There's some ten years difference between her game self and her manga self, who died when Takao was very young. Then again, the manga version is drawn to look an age about equivalent to the other mothers despite that supposed gap of ten years.
  • Death by Adaptation: Was alive in Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade, not so much in the manga and the anime.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Little is said about her, but what is is positive. And not being there for your children because you are dead is a better excuse than career.
  • Innocent Flower Girl: Evoked. Yoshie loved the flowers in the garden. When Ryūnosuke is about to step on them while training Takao, Takao makes short work of the bokken with his bey to prevent him from barging right over them. Once the problem is pointed out to Ryūnosuke, he is regretful and proud of Takao's protection of his mother's memory.
  • Missing Mom: In both the manga and the anime, her death prompts a bonding moment between Takao and Max. When Takao takes note that Max misses his mother badly, he lightheartedly mentions he understands the emotion because his own mother is dead, so they should be friends.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Takao's mother isn't given a name in Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade. She's named Yoshie in the manga.
  • Sky Face: The only image of her provided in the entire franchise. It's seen by Ryūnosuke.

    Sōichirō Hiwatari (Voltaire Hiwatari)
Character: 宗一郎・火渡 / Sōichirō Hiwatari / Voltaire Hiwatari
Voiced by: Kōji Ishii (Japanese), Allen Stewart-Coates (English)
The strict and merciless head of Hiwatari Enterprises. His immediate family consists of his son, Susumu, his daughter-in-law, Misaki, and his grandson, Kai. He may (anime) or may not (manga) be out to conquer the world.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He's not raking in the sympathy points in the manga with the way he treats his family, but he's an honest businessman and all that. In the anime, he uses his company's wealth to fund Borg, which employs Child Soldiers, and tries to turn Kai into his ultimate weapon.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Is effectively this in the first season of the anime to Kai.
  • Control Freak: Is rather unhealthily obsessed with controlling his family. Kai in particular, but that might be because he has the least potential for resistance. He tones it down in Rising, but still only so much.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In Rising, he pretends that his health is failing to force Kai into taking over CEO responsibilities at Hiwatari Enterprises.

    Misaki Hiwatari
Character: ミサキ・火渡 / Misaki Hiwatari
First Appearance: I-V3C2
Voiced by: N/A
Susumu's wife, Kai's mother, and the personal assistant of her father-in-law Sōichirō.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Some form of it, anyway. A lot of Misaki's "choices" only make sense if she already was Sōichirō's personal assistant before marrying Susumu. Despite going out of her way for him, even taking care of him when he pretends to be on death's doorstep in order to manipulate Kai, he never so much as shows her basic human decency. Not once!
  • Extreme Doormat: To the point it's a fair question if she even qualifies as a character. With Keiko in the anime, her doormat-ism serves a purpose, while Misaki's doormat-ism seems a consequence of the need to let the narrative between the three men in her life happen. She's present when Susumu and Sōichirō have their falling out and Kai basically gets traumatized and all she does is cry in the corner. She never has any opinion on Kai's upbringing, even though Susumu gets to point out Kai's his son and not Sōichirō's when Susumu has spent years being absent from the boy's life. There's no clarity on how Misaki's homelife functioned after the falling out either.
  • No Name Given: Would've been true if not for the anniversary chance to add another arc to the manga. Took a little under 15 years for her to finally be named.

    Taro Mizuhara (Taro Tate)
Character: 太郎・水原 / Taro Mizuhara / Taro Tate
Voiced by: Hidenari Ugaki (Japanese), John Stocker (English)
Judy's Japanese husband and father of Max and Charlotte.
  • Childhood Friends: In the manga, Taro and Daigoro Sumeragi have been close since childhood. The Mizuharas still maintain good contact with his widow Rinko.
  • Happily Married: Impressively overlaps with Star-Crossed Lovers. Taro and Judy are happy together, shown by those times they actually get to be together. Because they're both most comfortable in their native lands and have their careers there, they are often apart. Their children live wherever is most convenient for them at a given time.

    Charlotte Mizuhara (Charlotte Tate)
Character: シャルロット・水原 / Charlotte Mizuhara
First Appearance: II-V1C2
Voiced by: N/A
Judy's and Taro's second child and Max's younger sister, who was born some time after Max became a beyblade star.
  • Babies Ever After: Played with. Charlotte's introduced in the 2016 manga Bakuten Shoot Beyblade: Rising, which is a revival of the original storyline that previously ended in 2004. Her existence shows that Max's home situation has stabilized for a while.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Like Max, Charlotte is Japanese on her father's side and American on her mother's side.

    Mrs. Saien
Character: 才媛 / Saien
First Appearance: S2E2
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese), ??? (English)
Mr. Saien's wife and Kyōju's mother. She and her husband manage a noodle restaurant named Ryū-Ryū (龍龍) where she does the delivery and waitressing.
  • Happily Married: Most obvious in the Japan-exclusive slideshow ending of G-Revolution.
  • No Name Given: No name is given in the show and her last name is derived from the fact her son's last name is known. The credits list her as "Kyōju's mother".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Kyōju seriously gets all of his looks from his mother.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Inverted. Mrs. Saien looks like Kyōju if he was bigger, heavier, and female. Her husband, meanwhile, is tall and muscular.

    Mr. Saien
Character: 才媛 / Saien
First Appearance: S2E2
Voiced by: Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japanese), ??? (English)
Mrs. Saien's husband and Kyōju's father. He and his wife manage a noodle restaurant named Ryū-Ryū (龍龍) where he does the cooking.
  • Happily Married: Most obvious in the Japan-exclusive slideshow ending of G-Revolution.
  • No Name Given: No name is given in the show and his last name is derived from the fact his son's last name is known. The credits list him as "Kyōju's father".
  • Real Men Cook: He's a man and his cooking skills are good enough to run an eating establishment. In the dub, the store is even said to be the number one in town (by Mrs. Saien, granted, but not in a situation that called for exaggeration).
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Inverted. Mr. Saien is tall and muscular. His wife, meanwhile, looks like Kyōju if he was bigger, heavier, and female.

    Rinko Sumeragi
Character: 凛子・皇 / Rinko Sumeragi
First Appearance: I-V6CSS2
Voiced by: N/A
Daigoro's wife and Daichi's mother. After Daigoro's heroic sacrifice, she's been raising Daichi on her own, with some backup from the grateful town.
  • Battle Couple: They are never shown together, but their personalities and physical inclinations hint that they were this. Rinko is most definitely a Mama Bear and Daigoro a Papa Wolf, so they also have that going for them.
  • Determined Widow: The older version; that is, relative to her protagonist son. She's Daichi's Number 1 supporter for his sake and for Daigoro's legacy.
  • Happily Married: Daigoro and Rinko had a good marriage when he was still alive and Rinko, not unlike Daichi, still treats life as if he's around.
  • Hot-Blooded: She may very well be the one Daichi's got it from.
  • In-Series Nickname: The townspeople call her Rin.
  • Morality Pet: Whenever Daichi loses fate or does not act in the spirit of the promise he made his father, Rinko kindly but firmly reminds him of it. This is always enough to get him back to standards.
  • Nature Hero: She lives in a forest area and often is around in the outdoors.

Character: ザガート / Zagart
First Appearance: S2E20
Voiced by: Kousei Hirota (Japanese), Lawrence Bayne (English)

  • Karma Houdini: An egregious example. He's abused his own son in the manga, put lives at stake, and in the anime even is ultimately responsible for a handful of deaths. But the moment he learns to love his (other) son, it's all well and good and he may live the rest of his life happily.
  • Shout-Out: According to Aoki's website, Zagart (Zagāto) is name-inspired by Gepetto from The Adventures of Pinocchio. This, of course, is in reference to his creation of ZO.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In the anime, Zagart had one son, Zeo, who died and was then replaced by a robot, ZO. In the manga, this was revised to Zagart having had two sons. The oldest, Zeo, died ten years prior to the then-current events, and the younger, Leon, was then raised as Zeo. Doctor Zagart heard of the phenomenal powers of bit-beasts and, thinking they could either turn ZO into a real boy (anime) or resurrect Zeo (manga), sought to obtain them by training either ZO (anime) or Leon (manga) to be a stellar blader capable of capturing them. In both manga and anime, the replacement Zeo was treated badly by Zagart, many people were used and had their lives risked (in the anime, there are actual deaths), and pleasant for the bit-beasts this wasn't either.

    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 their rivals. 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 he is the very best craftsman who is the only one who can make a bey that contain the power of Dragoon at the time in the manga, but there's a few more chapters after that and you can bet his isn't the last rebuild Dragoon receives.

    Yōichi Kagami
Character: 陽一・鏡 / Yōichi Kagami
First Appearance: II-V1C3
Voiced by: N/A
The older brother and guardian of Mutsuki, the former fiance of Rina, and the former research partner of both her and Susumu Hiwatari. He and Susumu had a falling out over beyblade technology and Yōichi subsequently worked himself to death perfecting chimera technology.
  • Death by Origin Story: His death is Mutsuki's motivation to go after Susumu and any beyblades that make use of his fringe technology.
  • Mad Scientist: He started off not-mad, wishing to make a new all-powerful beyblade for Tsuki, because the sport was one of the few things that could get him to open up. Then Susumu had opinions about Yōichi's direction and it all went downhill from there.
  • Promotion to Parent: It's implied that Yōichi was Tsuki's caretaker. Tsuki only mentions him as family, there's a photo of Yōichi, Rina, and Tsuki as if they're a unit, and Tsuki's living with Rina these days.
  • Solar and Lunar: In Tsuki's words, the moon (月) can't shine without the sun (陽).
  • Unknown Rival: Susumu didn't know that he was a major factor in Yōichi's desire to complete the chimera technology, because they never spoke again after their fight. Didn't stop Tsuki and Rina from blaming him for Yōichi's death.

    Rina Umihara
Character: りな・海はら / Rina Umihara
First Appearance: II-V1C3
Voiced by: N/A
The former fiancee and research assistant of Yōichi and the current guardian of Mutsuki following his brother's death. For a time, they sought revenge on Susumu as the one responsible for Yōichi's death, but gave that up when Kai defeated Tsuki.
  • Beauty Mark: Rina has one at the side of her left eye.
  • Biker Babe: She's introduced on a motorcycle, riding suit and all, coming to pick up Tsuki.
  • Family of Choice: Yōichi's implied to have been Tsuki's caretaker. Nowadays, Rina takes care of Tsuki.
  • Hot Scientist: There's no arguing that Rina is gorgeous. At present, she is the only one in the world with full knowledge of chimera technology and also the only one to have ever combined chimera technology with fringe technology.
  • In-Series Nickname: Tsuki calls her "Umi".

Next Generation

    Makoto Kinomiya
Blader: マコト・木ノ宮 / Makoto Kinomiya
Bey: ドラグーン / Dragoon
First Appearance: I-V14CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
The son of Takao and an unmentioned mother some 20-30 years after the story's "present". He has inherited his father's Dragoon as bey and/or bit-beast.

    Gō Hiwatari
Blader: ゴウ・火渡 / Gō Hiwatari
Bey: ドランザー / Dranzer
First Appearance: I-V14CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
The son of Kai and an unmentioned mother some 20-30 years after the story's "present". He has inherited his father's Dranzer as bey and/or bit-beast.

    Lin Kon
Blader: リン・金 / Lin Kon
Bey: ドライガー / Driger
First Appearance: I-V14CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
The daughter of Rei and Mao some 20-30 years after the story's "present". She has inherited her father's Driger as bey and/or bit-beast.
  • Babies Ever After: Overlaps with Last Episode, New Character. Lin is one of the three descendants of the Bladebreakers introduced in a special chapter closing the story of the original manga. She specifically also serves to confirm Rei and Mao got together after all.
  • Genki Girl: She's only in six panels, but that's enough to win a beybattle and get in trouble for kicking Daichi, now the DJ, in the shin after he called her short.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Lin takes over from her father as beyblader, even though her mother is skilled at the sport too. This is a little less egregious than it might seem, because Mao's contextualized legacy as a blader, including her ownership of Galux, does not exist in the original manga. It's an anime invention that didn't became part of the manga storyline until Rising.
  • Passing the Torch: Overlaps with Last Episode, New Character too. Lin's inherited Driger from Rei.


    Vladimir Volkov (Boris Balkov)
Character: ウラジミール・ヴォルコフ / Vladimir Volkov / Boris Balkov
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)

    Keiko (Kincaid)
Character: ケイコ / Keiko / Kincaid
First Appearance: S2E1
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)
Ms. Keiko is the teacher of the class Takao, Kyōju, and Hiromi are part of. She's not good at creating a scholarly atmosphere, but she loves her students dearly.
  • Connected All Along: Keiko's sole relevance to the plot of the movie is her connection to Professor Tengai, of whom she is a former student.
  • Extreme Doormat: Keiko's way of teaching is always putting on a smile and letting everything slide, even in case of repeated disruptions. She may very well not be able to get angry. Only Hiromi's insistence on action being taken makes punishment a thing in Keiko's class, because Keiko can't stand up against Hiromi either. In the more egregious cases, she had her bicycle stolen by Takao in S2E4 and her offer to pay for food in Fierce Battle taken advantage of by Takao, again.
  • First-Name Basis: In the Japanese version, if she is addressed by name, it is as "Keiko-sensei", which is part of her doormat-characterization.
  • Foil: She serves as the spineless teacher to Hiromi's headstrong way of being the class representative. It allows Hiromi's personality to be showcased early in Season 2.
  • Token Adult: Although Keiko only has a small role in the second season, she's the caretaker of the Bladebreakers during their time in Kyushu in Fierce Battle. This includes giving them a stay at her mother's house, taking them to a local festival, and hanging out at the beach with them. There's no reason given as to why she, of all possible adults, is involved in the story, like if she invited the children and if so why. In the manga version, the team's guardian is Hitoshi and his reason for being there is as coach.

    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 Zagart 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 Zagart Industries. Gideon let him take full authority during the island project even.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: 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.

Character: ギデオン / Gideon
First Appearance: S2E3
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese), Len Carlson (English)
An immediate henchmen of Doctor Zagart, who was the first one tasked with obtaining the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts. Within Team Psykick, 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 Zagart, 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, Zagart'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 Zagart, but did he have the same goal of making ZO 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 Zagart.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mixed with Multicolored Hair, because Gideon has purple-and-black hair.

    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 Zagart 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: 天外 / Tengai
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Toru Okawa (Japanese), Christopher Marren (English)
An educator with knowledge of history, language, and archeology. He used to be Keiko's teacher years ago.
  • Connected All Along: Professor Tengai's use to the plot other than exposition is his connection to Keiko, narratively justifying her inclusion as the Bladebreakers' guardian on their vacation.
  • Distressed Dude: Spends quite a bit of the movie locked up in an alcove in the cave where the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness resided. It's a wonder they didn't kill him to begin with.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides all the what-is-going-on essentials until the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness finally explain who they are right before the final showdown.
  • Stern Teacher: Tries to be it more than he is. The children just don't take him all that seriously.

    Jean-Paul Barthez 
Character: ジャンポール・バルテズ / Jean-Paul Barthez
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 Battalion, 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 Battalion 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 Battalion serves as a villain team for some time.
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  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Barthez has purple hair.

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