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As a Whole

  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Valt —> Blue
    • Shu —> Red
    • Rantaro —> Yellow
    • Ken —> Green
    • Daigo —> Dark Purple/Black
    • Wakiya —> Purple
  • True Companions: They always have each other's backs through thick and thin.

Valt Aoi

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Voiced By: Marina Inoue (Japanese); Sabrina Pitre (English; Burst thru Evolution); Kimlinh Tran (English; Turbo)

  • The Ace: He goes on to become the champion of the International Blader's Cup, and held the title of World Champion for 2 years.
  • Adorkable: Cute? Check. Clumsy? Check. Always enthusiastic about everything? Check!
  • Affectionate Nickname: Zac calls him "Little Spark" ("Twinkle Toes" in the dub) and later on, "Little Blaze" ("Itchy-Toes").
  • All-Loving Hero: He's a social butterfly who's willing to make anyone his friend.
  • Anime Hair: Valt has very spiky hair... But it's not naturally spiky. He spikes it himself with a hair band.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's somewhat silly, but he has the skills to be a talented blader.
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Zig-zagged and Justified. While Valt has an excellent tournament record, he also tends to lose practice matches or matches where losing won't disqualify him. Furthermore, every major battle is shown as an obvious uphill climb for Valt, showing that behind each major victory is endless hours of practice.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Has a V-shaped design on both his shirt and vest.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His hair is blue, he wears blue, and his Beyblade is blue.
  • Break the Cutie: It happens several times over the course of the show.
  • Break the Haughty: It happens whenever his ego is high.
  • Character Development: He learns not to be so cocky and rash over the course of the series. Especially prominent in Turbo.
  • Cheerful Child: Usually happy and energetic.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Represents blue.
  • Companion Cube: His bey, Valtryek. While the same could be said for all Bladers, Valt is especially attached to his bey, to the point that he will either shut down if it's lost or go on a rampage if it's stolen.
  • Cool Big Bro: His younger twin siblings, Toko and Nika, think of him as this.
  • Cool Horse: Valtryek's avatar rides a horse.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: When using Genesis Valtryek, his strategy involved sending the Bey into the walls to make use of the Spring Loaded Layer. However, when upgraded to Strike Valtryek, that tactic became suicidal, and thus he's shown struggling not to do so in practice.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: You just wanna pick him up and hug him.
  • Demoted to Extra: In season 3, Aiger Akabane replaces him as the main protagonist.
  • Don't Think, Feel: During incredibly difficult battles, Valt tends to enter "The Zone" and create new and powerful techniques from instinct alone. It's performing those same techniques outside of "The Zone" that's the problem.
  • Determinator: See Plucky Boy below.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Because he enjoys Beyblade so much, he tends to rush into team matches without determining a proper order first and ends up putting himself at a heavy disadvantage. When he's losing, he realizes too late that this loss will have actual consequences for the rest of the team. He quickly learned his lesson.
  • Disappeared Dad: Downplayed. His father is revealed to be away on an Arctic expedition. He makes a few cameos in later episodes, and even shows up to cheer Valt on in the season 1 finale.
  • Discard and Draw: Upon having his Beyblade upgraded into Genesis Valtryek, Valt can no longer use the Sprint Boost due to not understanding every aspect of his Beyblade.
  • Dub Name Change: His bey: Valkyrie —> Valtryek
  • The Ditz: Can be rather absentminded at times.
  • Facial Markings: Has a couple of red markings under his left eye.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears them like most bladers.
  • Genius Ditz: Destpite being clueless most of the time, Shu describes Valt as a "beyblading genius" as he was able to go with his instincts on many occasions to defeat certain bladers.
    • In Turbo, the new members of Beigoma Academy describe him as one too (much to Fubuki's chargin).
  • Genki Guy: He's enthusiastic about everything, and there's never a moment when he isn't.
  • Glass Cannon: Overlaps with Fragile Speedster. His Valtryek is an Attack Type that hits hard and moves fast. However, unless it can increase its spin rotation midbattle, it will quickly run out of stamina. Even dodging attacks are a better strategy, though more training allows Valtryek to become a Lightning Bruiser that can keep increasing its speed no matter what.
  • Graceful Loser: As long as he gets to have a fun battle, he doesn't really mind losing. Especially so in the season 1 finale, when he ends up losing to Lui and, despite the latter demanding a do-over (due to Valtryek bursting on its own via a crack in the beystadium), he tells Lui that he deserved that win, and that he'll defeat him for real one day.
  • Hair Decorations: His yellow headband.
  • Heavenly Blue: His Beyblade is an angelic blue.
  • The Hero: He is the main protagonist of the first two seasons. In season 3, his role is filled by Aiger Akabane.
  • Heroic BSoD: He experiences them very often, especially in episode 29 when he lost Valtryek after crashing into a tree.
  • Heroic Second Wind: The true ability of the Reboot tip, which increases the Bey's speed midway through battle, revitalizing its attacks. However, it can only set up with a strong enough Launch. The Ultimate Reboot tip strengthens the effect.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Whenever Valt thinks too much, his head puffs out steam.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very, and sometimes it gets him into trouble.
  • Idiot Hero: He tends to act before he thinks. It's one of his more obvious character traits. Thanks to Character Development, he grows out of it.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: In the season 2 finale, he battles against Shu in order to free him from Spryzen Requiem's brainwashing.
  • In-Series Nickname: Is known as "Cinderella Boy" ("Dark Horse" in the English dub) in the Regional tournament.
  • Kid Hero: He's 11 years old (for the first two seasons) and the series' first main protagonist.
  • The Leader: Of the Beigoma Academy Beyblade Club.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tends to charge into situations without a plan.
  • Lethal Chef: In episode 28, he attempts to bake some Beyblade bread, but ends up completely carbonizing it instead. Then, he apparently used too much peanut butter in his batch of Napolitan.
  • Light Masculine and Dark Masculine: Valt's cute and lighthearted personality contrasts with Shu's calm and strong personality.
  • Logical Weakness: Turbo Valtryek’s "Turbo Awakening" gimmick makes it immune to Bursts, thus to nullify it, all an opponent must do is attack the Turbo Blades to push them back in, making Valtryek vulnerable again. While the small size of the Blades means that this would require a precise pin-point attack, for World Class Bladers such as Aiger, this feat is more than possible.
  • Magnetic Hero: His kindness and passion for Beyblade is what drew other members to the Beigoma Academy Bey Club in the first place, and is what helped him restore BC Sol to its former glory.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname is Japanese for "blue".
  • The Mentor: In Rise, he becomes one to Dante and Delta at BC Sol.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Two over the course of Beyblade Burst Evolution:
  • Min-Maxing: The addition of the Genesis Special disables the Spring Layer, which cushioned impacts and allowed for high speed rebounds, thus reducing Valtryek's Burst resistance. In return, however, normal Attacks with the Locked Layer become far stronger than what the Spring Layer could ever hope to achieve.
  • Mouthy Kid: He is and always will be a motormouth.
  • Mr. Imagination: Has a pretty big imagination. Take episode 13 and his Imagine Spot about "victory bread" for example.
  • Nice Guy: He can make friends with people as if he's known them for years.
  • No Indoor Voice: Lampshaded by Shu in episode 2
    Shu: "Kid's got a set of pipes."
  • Older and Wiser: By season 3, he’s become a lot more serious and mature, though he still retains some of his old enthusiasm.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Any time Valt, who is normally eager to battle anybody, tells someone to forfeit a match, you know he means business.
  • Performance Anxiety: When nervous or put under the spotlight, he freezes up and walks like a wind-up toy.
  • Power Incontinence: The combination of his Beyblading potential, his lack of understanding his bey, the special moves he develops, his opponents, and his emotional state during battles usually affects his victories and losses. This also applies to his bey. Whenever Valtryek improves in some way, Valt has to overcome a learning curve to control it.
    • First is when the Variable Tip "awakened" and drastically sped up. The Rush Launch became sloppy, inconsistent, and wasted power (though it was still powerful) before Valt was able to control it.
    • Second is when Valt's Beyblade was upgraded to Genesis Valtryek, since the Reboot Tip didn't work well with the angles the Variable Tip needed.
    • Third is when Valt discovered the true function of the Reboot Tip, and had trouble with the timing and launch strength it needed.
    • Fourth is when the Genesis Special was first applied, resulting in strategies used previously becoming inapplicable.
    • Fifth is when the Ultimate Reboot Tip was introduced, as it was too fast and sent Genesis Valtryek flying into the walls, which caused self-Bursts. Weaponized, since the Layer without the Chip thrived off of wall collisions, allowing Valt to perform well in the tournament until he could control it properly with the Genesis Special in place.
    • Subverted with the upgrade to Wonder Valtryek, where he can control it just fine.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Have you seen how tiny he is?! Though he ends up growing a couple of inches in Turbo.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: What he lacks in size, he more than makes up for in blading skills. He sums it up pretty well when participating in tryouts for BC Sol:
    Valt: *to his opponent* I may be shorter than you, but I go big in the stadium!
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Lampshaded by Xander:
    Xander: "You can always count on Valt for a good laugh!"
  • Power Glows: His Bey and his aura glow blue.
  • Primary-Color Champion: From top to bottom. Subverted in Rise, when he gets a new outfit in secondary colors like orange and green.
  • Recoil Boost: The Winged Launch works off of this principle. Genesis Valtryek takes this further through its spring loaded Layer.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Shu's blue. Inverted with the aura and Bey colors. Later, he becomes the blue to Aiga's red.
  • Signature Move: Over the series, Valt develops several special moves:
    • The "Rush Launch", where Victory Valtryek banks up and down the stadium slope to rush to the center and barrage the opponent.
    • The "Flash Launch" entails Valtryek rapidly spiraling outwards to force the opponent out of the stadium with multiple blows.
    • The "Ultra Flash Launch", where Valtryek's tip makes contact with the rim of the stadium to instantly speed up and strike the opponent full force.
    • The "Ultra Flash Rush Launch", a combination of the previous moves where the Flash Launch and Ultra Flash Launch are used to weaken the opponent, force them to the center of the stadium, and send Valtryek into a wall so it can bounce off and land back in at an angle, where the momentum is used to power a final Rush Launch.
    • The "Winged Launch", where Victory Valtryek rushes and smashes at the walls of the Bey Stadium to increase its speed and power, with the resulting boost striking the opponent as fast as a Jet. However, this technique burns through Valtryek's stamina faster than any of its other moves...
    • The "Sprint Boost", where Valt takes a few steps back and then runs toward the beystadium, launching his bey.
    • The "Spring Attack", where Genesis Valtryek's Spring Layer tanks an attack using its frame, and uses the recoil with additional speed and power to finish attacking.
  • So Last Season: Valt's Winged Launch allowed him to become a Front-Runner in the Japanese Nationals. On the World Stage? It's upgrade, the Spring Winged Launch, is typically the bare minimum needed to make World Level Bladers flinch.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As shown in episode 45, Valt looks like a younger version of his father.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: The yellow "V" on his shirt means victory and his Beyblade's name is Victory Valtyrek.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The performer to Shu's technician.
  • Terrible Artist: His attempt at drawing Xander's Bey only results in it looking like a turtle, according to Yugo.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He LOVES his mother's baking, but his absolute favorite is her pork bun bread.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As Shu points out, Valt and Valtryek are very powerful and have an incredible amount of potential, but Valt's inexperience prevents him from unlocking it.
  • Valkyries: What his Bey, Valtryek, is based off of. Valkyries are female Norse warriors that ride on winged horses to come down and take battle-wounded Vikings to Valhalla.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rantaro, though Downplayed. They often bicker, but are always there for one another.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Thrice:
    • The first battle against Silas badly damages Victory Valtryek's Layer.
    • Genesis Valtryek's Reboot tip gets destroyed during Valt's first match with Shu's Spryzen Requiem. Thankfully, Raul creates an upgraded replacement.
    • And in Turbo, Wonder Valtryek is destroyed during Valt's match with a darkness-infected Aiger Akabane. Fortunately, it's reforged into Turbo Valtryek a couple episodes later.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue.

Shu Kurenai AKA Red Eye

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Voiced By: Jun'ya Enoki (Japanese); Adrian Petriw (English, Burst thru Evolution); Alan Lee (English, Turbo)

  • The Ace: In episode one, we're informed that Shu is a beyblading prodigy and a hometown favorite.
    • This is further expanded upon when Shu is revealed to be the Balance Type Supreme Four member, meaning that he's recognized as the strongest Balance Type user in Japan.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Shu was a much bigger antisocial jerk in the manga, who cared only about getting stronger and didn't even consider Valt his friend. The anime portrays him as a still aloof, but caring mentor-like figure to the cast who is childhood friends with Valt.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Even at 11 years old, he's a genius.
  • Always Someone Better: He's this to the main cast, who feel they can't catch up to him. In actuality, this is the reason he became Red Eye; after losing to Lui and Free, he wants to be stronger in order to finally defeat them.
  • An Axe to Grind: Spryzen's beast wields an axe-style halberd. Mid-season 2, he takes this even further during his Battle in the Center of the Mind, where he himself actually wields Spryzen's halberd.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a long black coat in Turbo.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: He does this in order to prepare himself for his future battles with Lui, Free, and Valt, as well as to gain enough strength to create and control Spryzen Requiem.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Even though he's quiet, he's got incredible beyblading skills.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He may not be Valt's actual brother, but he always guides him on the path of a blader.
  • Blood Knight: As Red Eye, he would target anyone who seems like a challenge. It's because he wants stronger battles to eventually battle Lui and Free.
  • Broken Ace: Losing to Lui and Free drove him to the point of abandoning his emotions for the sake of victory.
  • Blinding Bangs: His bangs cover the scar on his right eye.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: His experiences in the Snake Pit's Requiem Project and his ever increasing obsession to win end up making Shu actually believe he is Spryzen. He snaps out of it through the shock of losing to Valt in the finale.
  • Character Tic: Whenever he wins a match, he always moves his hair out of his face so we can get a glimpse of his scar.
  • Chick Magnet: He gets the girls cheering for him because he's a genius.
  • Child Prodigy: He's 11 years old and a prodigy at beyblading.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: He's only 13 years old, yet is the manager of the Raging Bulls in Turbo.
  • Childhood Friend: He and Valt have known each other since Kindergarten.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Girls cheer his name nearly every match, but he usually tunes them out.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Represents red.
  • The Comically Serious: Shu is one of the more serious characters, but that doesn't mean he can't have some funny moments.
  • Cool Scars: See Good Scars, Evil Scars below.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He's defeated the majority of the bladers with the exception of Silas in a battle, and even defeated Daigo, Valt, and Cuza all at once.
  • Demonic Possession: His desperation for power made it easy for Spryzen Requiem to take him over in episode 38. He gets better, though.
  • Demoted to Extra: Has mostly appeared only in flashbacks in season 3, save for a few occasions. Although, he gets more focus mid-season.
  • Determinator: Will never stop training to improve his skills as a Blader.
    • Deconstructed when said determination drives him to take rather dubious methods to grow stronger after being curb stomped by Free.
  • Dragon Slayer: Once it was revealed that Shu also lost to Free, Shu's desire for a new Beyblade resulted in him fighting Luinor and Fafnir, who both happen to be Dragons, in his Battle in the Center of the Mind using Spryzen's halberd.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey's name is changed from Spriggan to Spryzen in the Dub.
  • Easily Forgiven: His friends all have no hard feelings for his actions as Red Eye, and happily welcome him back in the Evolution season finale.
  • Evil Former Friend: Turned against all of his friends for the sake of power. When Valt finally realizes his identity, Shu pushes him aside and tells him to get away.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After joining the Snake Pit in Evolution, he wears a black and red bodysuit under a white sleeveless tailcoat.
  • Eyes Are Unbreakable: Shu got his scar from Lui aiming Spryzen at his face during their battle in the previous National Tournament, but his scarred eye is still perfectly intact. And, due to this series' target audience, he wasn't seen visibly bleeding from his eye afterwards. The manga, on the other hand...
  • Eye Scream: See above.
  • The Fair Folk: His Bey is based off the Spriggan from Cornish faerie lore.
  • Fatal Flaw: His constant striving to be the best (especially after his fist battle with Lui) led to him isolating himself from and eventually abandoning his friends in order to become stronger. Thankfully, by Turbo he's gotten over this.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Or glove. He wears a single red glove on his right hand.
  • Foil: To Lui. Both are strong bladers with an intense passion and desire to stand at the top. However, whereas Shu is aloof yet kind, has friends who support him, and admits he is the person he is now because of those friends, Lui is an asocial loner who only cares about himself, views kindness as a sign of weakness, and has no qualms about harming those who get in his way. Ironically enough, Shu started to act more like Lui after becoming Red Eye in season 2.
  • A Friend in Need: He's always there for Valt. One example in particular.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one on his right eye. It's later revealed during episode 39's flashback that Lui inflicted the scar in their first battle.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow a terrifying blood red when under Spryzen Requiem's mind control. His scar glows as well.
  • Handicapped Badass: Beginning with episode 10, he spends most of the first season recovering from an injured shoulder. He never lets it stop him from beyblading, regardless of what others tell him. He seems to have fully healed by the time of the Individual Tournaments.
  • Harmful Healing: Shu's strategy with Spryzen Requiem in counterclockwise Attack Mode is to give spin to the opponent, so much that the opponent's Beyblade goes out of control and severely damages itself against the stadium walls until they become easy targets for a Requiem Whip.
  • Heroic Albino: Has white hair and red eyes, and is Valt's best friend and one of the main characters in the series. Subverted hard in ''Evolution'' when we discover that he is Red Eye, though if only because Spryzen is controlling him.
  • Invincible Villain: In season 2, until Lui finally battled and defeated him, he never lost to anyone.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: As a Balance Type, Shu's Storm Spryzen is this on paper, but his strategy and skill turns his Beyblade into a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Karma Houdini: Played with. He does apologize for what he did as Red Eye, but doesn't really face any consequences. Justified in that his actions weren't really his fault to begin with.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Once Red Eye enters the picture, the story gets dark. VERY DARK.
  • The Lancer: He's Valt's closest friend and is the deuteragonist of the series.
  • The Leader: Becomes the new manager of the Raging Bulls in Turbo.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Legend Spryzen is basically Storm Spryzen Up to Eleven. The Merge Tip allows it to shift directions and target any Bey within vicinity or dodge attacks from multiple beys, use the increased rotation from the tip to attack hard and Burst beys without any difficulty, and effortlessly tank attacks from even the strongest of Attack types.
  • Light Is Not Good: Unlike the previous Spryzens, the avatar of Spryzen Requiem is clad in white armor, yet its possession of Shu is anything but benevolent.
  • Light Masculine and Dark Masculine: Shu's calm nature contrasts with Valt's peppy personality.
  • Logical Weakness: As stated above with Valtryek, Turbo Spryzen’s "Turbo Awakening" gimmick also makes it immune to Bursts. To nullify it, all one must do is push the Turbo Blades back in, making Spryzen vulnerable again.
  • Master of All: What Spryzen Requiem was designed to be. The Bey is capable of Dual Rotation, has rubber on the Layer that allows it to steal spin from opponents of either spin direction (read: anyone), and the Tip has three settings; Attack, Defense and Stamina, and can perform the same feats as the previous Spryzen Beyblades.
  • The Mentor: Acts as one to Valt, and is always there to steer him in the right direction. He also becomes one offscreen to Fubuki Sumiye in Turbo.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: He wears a black mask and is the top Blader of an organization where the members wear masks, hence the name.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname is Japanese for "crimson", a shade of red. His first name also means "top class".
  • My Greatest Failure: His appearance in #35 of Turbo shows that he clearly regrets what he allowed himself to become last season. It's also implied that another reason he became Red Eye was his guilt over breaking his pact with Valt in season 1.
  • Nice Guy: In spite of his aloof attitude, Shu truly is a good, caring person at his core, which makes his transformation into Red Eye all the more tearjerking.
  • One Head Taller: Shu is the same age as Valt, but is a head taller than him. Here's proof.
  • Oni: His Beyblade, Storm Spryzen, appears to be based on this. Onis are Japanese yokai typically portrayed as giant, humanoid, ogre/troll-like creatures.
  • Palate Propping: He does this in his Battle in the Center of the Mind in Evolution #36 with Spryzen's halberd to keep Fafnir's avatar from biting down on him.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Even long before the reveal in Evolution #36, it was pretty easy to figure out his true identity from the get-go. Valt even asks him in their first encounter, and the only person to expose the truth was Lui.
  • Power Glows: Both his Bey and aura glow red.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: While he's in both versions of Evolution Burst, he replaces Silas as the opponent Valt battles in the second version.
  • Rapid Hair Growth: His hair is noticeably longer as Red Eye, considering that Evolution seems to have taken place over a course of (who knows how many) months. He later cuts it back to its original length at the end of season 2, only to grow it long again by Turbo.
  • Real Boys Wear Pink: He wears a pink shirt with a black tie and vest.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Averted. He's heroic, despite having red eyes and black clothing, along with his white hair. Played straight with his Red Eye persona.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. He's not evil in any shape or form. Played straight as Red Eye, however, who isn't a friendly person at all, and the red lenses of his mask only heighten his threat level in battle.
  • Red Is Heroic: His Beyblade, red eyes, and his glove.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Valt's red. Inverted with their aura and Beyblade colors.
  • Secret Identity: In season two, it's revealed that he's Red Eye.
  • Signature Move: Over the course of the series, Shu uses several special moves:
    • "Counter Break", where Storm Spryzen utilizes the force of an opponent's attack to make the rubber part of its Unite tip come in contact with the stadium floor, changing its movements to those of an Attack type.
    • "Upper Launch", where Shu launches at an angle, allowing Storm Spryzen to rush up the stadium slope to either send the opponent flying or Burst them.
    • "Ultra Counter Break", where the Unite tip makes contact with the stadium's groove to instantly speed up and strike the opponent full force.
    • Crux Boost, where Shu holds his launcher vertically in his right hand and then rapidly switches to a horizontal launch, giving Spryzen incredible speed and stability, and allowing it to Burst beys effortlessly.
    • Requiem Spin: Shu sets Spryzen Requiem to counterclockwise Stamina Mode to drain away the opponent's spin.
    • Requiem Zone: Shu sets Spryzen Requiem to Defense Mode. Never seen in the anime, but is shown in the video game.
    • Requiem Whip: Shu sets Spryzen Requiem to counterclockwise Attack mode. Typically strong enough to break a part of the opponent's Beyblade.
  • That Man Is Dead: In Evolution #16, he says this nearly word for word during his introduction as Red Eye when asked about his true identity.
    "Shu as you know him is gone!"
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift: As Red Eye, he speaks in a much deeper voice to hide his true identity.
  • The Smart Guy: He is an 11-year-old genius.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He's always serious but not unfriendly. However, he does tend to drop his aloof front when around Valt.
  • The South Paw: Zig-Zagged. He's right-handed, but has been practicing launching with his left hand (holding the launcher with his dominant hand allows for better control and therefore better accuracy).
  • Technicolor Eyes: His red eyes.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The technician to Valt's performer.
  • The Quiet One: He's very quiet, especially when compared to Valt.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After he is brought back to his senses in the Evolution finale, he is no longer obsessed with getting stronger. He even excitedly greets Valt when they reunite at Dread Tower.
  • True Companions: He always cares for his friend, Valt.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He betrayed all of his friends (especially Valt) for the sake of power in season 2. Thankfully subverted in the finale.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Averted. He's a nice guy, if a bit standoffish. Played straight as Red Eye, however, especially after he undergoes the Requiem Project.
  • Walking Spoiler: His identity and actions play a huge part in Evolution.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Storm Spryzen's Layer breaks in two during his battle with Lui due to previous damage caused by the battle with Wakiya that Shu never had time to repair. As Red Eye, he does this to many other Beyblades. Later on, in Episode #47 of Turbo, Phi destroys his Turbo Spryzen. Fortunately, it is fixed in the very next episode.

Rantaro "Honcho" Kiyama

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Voiced by: Fumihiro Okabayashi (Japanese); Matt Hill (English)

His bey's name is derived from Ragnarök, a major war that marked the end of the world from Norse Mythology.


  • Absurd Phobia: Unicorns of all things.
  • Badass Cape: See Coat Cape below.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like people calling his jacket a cape:
    Valt: "Not all of us can pull off wearing a cape to school everyday."
    Rantaro: "It's NOT a cape, 'kay?!"
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: As tough as he acts, he's really a big softie underneath it all.
  • The Big Guy: Always tries to act tough, and is the tallest member in the club.
  • Carry a Big Stick: He's always seen carrying around a large white paper fan.
  • Coat Cape: He wears his jacket on his shoulders, and it never EVER slips off, even in the wind. But again, don't actually call it a cape in front of him.
  • Cool Big Bro: A flashback in Turbo #3 reveals that Rantaro taught Ranjiro how to Beyblade.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Roktavor is designed for pure Stamina with some Defense from its heavy Disk. Unfortunately, this means that any attempt to branch out into other strategies will have only limited success.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey's name is changed from Ragnaruk to Roktavor in the dub.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's rather sharp-tongued, especially when dealing with Valt's ditziness.
  • Hammerspace: He seems to just pull that large white fan out of thin air. And where does he get all those lollipops and comic books?
  • The Heart: Tied with Valt for being the most compassionate of the Bey Club, and does his best to look out for the rest of the members.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's called "Honcho" by his closest friends.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be condescending, but genuinely cares, and turns into a Nice Guy Deadpan Snarker through Character Development.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname literally means "Yellow Mountain" in Japanese. Quite fitting as his beyblade, Roktavor, acts like an unmovable mountain and his aura color is yellow.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Obtains (read: Steals) a Knuckle Grip with Weight Dampener attachment from Trad. When used properly, Rantaro's launch speed improves dramatically. However...
    • Power-Up Letdown: The Grip is heavy, awkward, and when not used properly, very easily makes Rantaro's mislaunch so bad, he Bursts against a generic blader.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Berserk Roktavor is a direct upgrade to Raging Roktavor with very similar performance, giving Rantaro a shorter learning curve.
    • Deconstructed. Due to how similar Berserk Roktavor is to its predecessor, there are few, if any, strategies Rantaro can use that he hasn't already explored with Raging Roktavor. As such, Rantaro theoretically has very little room for growth.
  • The Nicknamer: He calls Ken "Mittens", and Wakiya "Goldilocks" in the dub.
    • He's also coined a couple of names for some of his friends' special moves (Sprint Boost for Valt and Flying Double Strike for Daigo)
  • Not So Different: He and Valt are completely alike, the only difference is Rantaro has more common sense.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone knows his real name, but he is referred to as the "Boss" (Honcho in the English dub) by most of the main characters.
  • Oral Fixation: Always seen with a lollipop in his mouth.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Rantaro is genuinely a strong blader, as shown by his ability to casually curb stomp generic bladers, and his close battle with Ukyo, a blader who was a Nationals Veteran, proves he is at least in the middle tier of the National Level. However, compared to the likes of the Supreme Four, he just can't keep up.
    • This is also shown in Beyblade Burst Evolution, where he curb stomps every BC Sol hopeful in the qualifiers up until he faces Valt. Furthermore, the fact that the Snake Pit created a copy of his Beyblade and trained one of their members to copy Rantaro's technique to further their research proves that he's well above average, just not enough to stand up to the upper echelons.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: Has one on the bridge of his nose.
  • Playing with Fire: Roktavor's avatar shoots flames from its hands. His next beyblade, Berserk Roktavor, takes this trope even further.
  • Real Boys Eat Meat: He's very...passionate about getting his meat, to the point where he threw a fit when Wakiya swiped an entire plate of kabobs meant for him, leaving him nothing but a single green onion.
  • Signature Move: Rantaro's signature move in season 1 is the Roktavor Zone, where he takes the center of the stadium to preserve his stamina while also using his bey's Revolve tip to increase the centrifugal force, creating a wall of energy that can knock his opponents out.
    • In Evolution, he improves on this to create the Ultra Roktavor Zone, where Roktavor's spin power envails with flames to stabilize stamina and damage the opposing bey.
  • Stone Wall: Being a stamina type, his Roktavor can spin for a while and its special move, Rokatvor Zone, allows it to spin while reducing stamina loss, but it has low attack power and limited mobility as a drawback. Ken calls out Rantaro for only focusing on endurance, and to train to improve beyond its natural abilities.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Upon his rematch with the Snake Pit's Yellow Eye in the team championships, he easily defeats Yellow in a one-round Burst.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite going far in most battles and getting through the first few rounds in tournaments, he often loses either to establish the power of a new opponent (Ukyo), or show how much the other characters have grown (Valt, Ken).
  • Worf Had the Flu: Early on in Evolution, Rantaro didn't understand his bey, so he never understood how Berserk Roktavor was able to improve it's rotation and centrifugal force through it's wings.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Valt, though Downplayed. They often get into minor scuffles, but they have each others' backs through and through. He and Wakiya also become this to a larger extent.
  • Younger Than They Look: He looks like a teenager, but is actually 11, just like Valt and Shu.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: He and Valt represent them, regarding their beys' aura colors.

Ken(suke) Midori(kawa)

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Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga (Japanese); Gabe Khouth (English)

See Beasts

Daina (Daigo) Kurogami

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Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese); Antony Kim (English, eps 1-20); Zach LeBlanc (English, eps 21-onward)

  • Berserk Button: After the incident with Yugo, sabotage and deception have since become huge ones for him.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pulled this on Valt in episode 5, only to change his ways once Valt defeated him.
  • The Comically Serious: Like Shu, he's one of the more serious characters, but he gets in a few comedic moments after befriending Valt, such as a couple of face faults.
  • Cool Big Bro: Towards his little brother, Ryota.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Black hair and black eyes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gave one to Melos Nekota by defeating him with a 5 SECOND Burst Finish.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: How he and Valt eventually become friends.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Non-romantic example. He was initially cold and distant, but starts to warm up after losing to Valt.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He originally acted rude and enjoyed belittling his opponents, but he's just a guy who wants to support his sick brother. This is even more prominent once he joins the Bey Club.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's not as snarky as Honcho, but he has his moments. Bonus points for usually speaking in a deadpan tone.
  • Dual Wielding: Doomscizor's bit beast wields two scythes.
  • Dub Name Change: Daina —> Daigo in the English dub.
    • Same for his Bey; Deathscyther —> Doomscizor in season 1; Killer Deathscyther —> Krusher Doomscizor in Evolution.
    • Likewise, his signature move in season 1, Shake Shoot, is called Quake Launch in the dub.
  • Glass Cannon: His Doomscizor is an attack type like Valtryek and is incredibly fast, strong, and unpredictable. Its stamina isn't so good, though.
  • The Grim Reaper: What his bey, Dark Doomscizor, is based on.
  • The Leader: In season 2, he becomes the captain of AS Gallus, the French representative of the World Beyblade Tournament.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname contains the Japanese prefix, "Kuro-", meaning "dark" or "black".
  • Never Bare Headed: He's always seen wearing a red bandana.
  • Not So Stoic: Becomes more expressive after joining the Beigoma Beyblade Club.
  • Nice Guy: Easily one of the nicest characters in the series, being right up there with Valt.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops one with Clio after the latter joins AS Gallus.
  • Only Sane Man: He's up there with Shu and the twins, as he usually serves as the team's voice of reason.
  • Perky Goth: Mostly dresses in dark clothing, but is actually very kind and fun-loving.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Although he does smile more in later episodes.
  • Purple Is the New Black: He wears purple and black, and his Beyblade is also of the same colors.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His beyblade and aura are dark purple, and he's got the power and skills to back it up.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has black hair and pale skin.
  • Signature Move: His Special Move in season 1 is Quake Launch, a technique where Doomscizor uses its unpredictable movements to either strike the foe or use it as a counter attack.
    • In season 2, he develops two new specials: Hunt Launch, where Doomscizor uses its Hunter tip to attack the opponent at high speeds, and Double Strike, where after making contact with the Bey with the black blade, the sharp edge of the blue blade adds impact to it, causing attacks with literally two scythes; this attack has a high chance of bursting the opponent's bey. It can also be used to attack a Bey when it is above the stadium, or hitting the beystadium and using the recoil as additional attack power.
  • Team Dad: He's always looking out for his teammates, and often breaks up arguments between Honcho and Wakiya.
  • The Smart Guy: Shares this role with Wakiya in the club, being able to analyze and predict his opponents' movements and discover their weaknesses.
  • The Stoic: See Not So Stoic above.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Starts to show his kinder side more often after becoming friends with Valt.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: See Purple Is the New Black and Purple Is Powerful.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Wears a variety of skull accessories, including a belt, a necklace, and two skulls on the bead chains attached to his bandana.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Over time, he's gotten more assertive and confident with his Beyblade skills. Blading wise, he's able to defeat Wakiya, defeat Ukyo in a rematch, and nearly forced Gabe into a tie. By season 2, he's become the leader of AS Gallus in the World Beyblade Tournament, and manages to inspire his team. He's also the first blader to drive Joshua on the defensive and nearly beat him.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: In episode 26, he decides to (temporarily) quit beyblading after being overcome with guilt for cheating in his match with Yugo. Fortunately, he gets better.
  • Those Two Guys: Often seen hanging out with Wakiya, prior to joining the Bey Club.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By episode 6, he joins the Beyblade Club and becomes one of Valt's closest friends.
  • Vocal Evolution: For the first 20 episodes of the English dub, he had a rather deep voice. Beginning with episode 21, his voice is slightly higher (due to Zach LeBlanc taking over voicing him).

Wakiya Komurasaki (Murasaki)

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Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese); Cole Howard (English)

  • Anti-Hero: See Good Is Not Nice below.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": He has a "W" emblem on his belt buckle.
  • Brutal Honesty: He's quite blunt, so don't expect him to pull any punches when he wants to say what's on his mind.
  • Character Development: While his arrogance and competitive nature never completely disappear, he does become friendlier and more supportive of his friends.
  • Dub Name Change: His surname is shortened to Murasaki in the English dub. His Bey's name is also changed from Wild Wyvern to Wyvron in season 1, and from Tornado Wyvern to Tempest Wyvron in Evolution.
  • Friendless Background: He had trouble making friends before meeting Hoji, since his arrogance and bossiness rubbed people the wrong way.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: After joining the Bey Club, he becomes this. He spends most of his time bossing the others around and trying to call the shots (despite Valt being the team captain), and getting into scuffles with Rantaro. However, they put up with him because he's a valuable asset to the team (Necessity) and because he's friends with Hoji (Proximity).
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's one of the protagonists, but that doesn't make him any less abrasive.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: It's not prevalent since he keeps it very well hidden, but him going out to look for Toko and Nika during a downpour is the first sign of his good intentions.
  • Hates Being Touched: Shows shades of this in episode 30 when Valt attempts to hug him.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one in episode 45, after Shu defeats him in the Individual tournament. Fortunately, Hoji manages to snap him out of it.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He keeps it very well hidden, but when push comes to shove, he's the first one to help out his friends. Especially true when he was the one to bring up the news of Shu going AWOL to Valt and Rantaro.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: They highlight his usually cold and unimpressed demeanor.
  • Improbable Age: He bought and owns a Bey Club in Season 2, despite only being 11.
  • Insufferable Genius: He is strong and intelligent, and he makes sure everyone knows it.
  • It's All About Me: To say that Wakiya has a rather high opinion of himself would be an understatement.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Until his defeat by Zac, the only indications of it were his interactions with Hoji. He eventually mellows out.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: He speaks with a Kansai accent in the Japanese version, which translates to a Southern accent in English.
  • The Leader: In season 2, he becomes the leader of his own team, Sunbat United.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: With Rantaro. The two bicker almost constantly, but are actually really good friends in the end.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Before he met Hoji. See Friendless Background above.
  • Meaningful Name: See Purple Is Powerful below.
  • Mighty Glacier: His Wyvron is a defense type capable of keeping up with Beys owned by the Supreme Four, but its speed is its weakest aspect, and both his special moves can be beaten by someone outspeeding it, or tricking Wakiya into making a Ring-Out Finish.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Tempest Wyvron is a direct upgrade to Wild Wyvron with similar performance, giving Wakiya a shorter learning curve.
    • Deconstructed. Due to how similar Tempest Wyvron is to its predecessor, there are few, if any, strategies Wakiya can use that he hasn't already explored with Wild Wyvron. As such, Wakiya theoretically has very little room for growth.
  • No Social Skills: Because the only people he ever interacted with before he met Hoji were his servants who catered to his every whim, Wakiya initially believed that was how friendships worked. Thankfully, Character Development helped him grow out of it.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Views Shu as his #1 rival and trains vigorously everyday so he can beat him. Because of this mentality, he will either ignore and/or underestimate any opponents who aren't Shu.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: His beyblade represents a Wyvern.
  • Pet the Dog: He allows Valt to be the team captain, most likely as thanks for helping him in episode 28.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He dresses in purple, his beyblade and aura are purple, his surname means "purple" in Japanese, and he's a very powerful blader.
  • Pushover Parents: It's heavily implied that his parents rarely (if ever) disciplined him, which contributes to his bratty behavior.
  • Rich Bastard: His family owns an estate in the countryside, and his house is big enough to hold a built-in training facility, but most of the time he's very cocky and condescending towards his peers. Silas leaves his team in season 2 because of it. Later on however, he's seen using his wealth to help his friends.
  • The Smart Guy: Usually comes up with strategies and uses his intelligence to fight against opponents such as Shu, who uses raw talent. Even his Bey is made for a strategic purpose.
  • Signature Move: He has three (later five special moves).
    • The first is Shield Launch, where Wyvron successfully claims the center of the stadium.
    • The second is Shield Crash, where Wyvron takes the opponent's attack and uses the momentum of climbing the stadium's slope to crash head-on with the opponent. This usually ends in a Burst Finish for the bey, but it can act as a double-edged sword if the opposing Bey is fast enough to dodge or counter attack it.
    • The third is Hyper Shield Crash, a stronger version of the Shield Crash where Wyvron is either attacked or goes to the top of the stadium and crashes down with even more force. This usually ends in a Burst or a Ring-Out Finish.
    • The fourth is Tempest Shield, where Wyvron uses its free-spinning layer to fend off strikes.
    • The fifth is Super Tempest Attack, where Wyvron glides along the wall to gain more speed before bouncing off and attacking. Used with the Glaive disc frame removed.
  • Spoiled Brat: Episode 28 sheds some light on his rude behavior; his parents were always busy and left him in the care of his servants, who waited on him hand and foot. Silas even calls him a spoiled brat at one point.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: His usual attire has a Wyvern motif on it.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: See Purple Is Powerful
  • Tsundere: A rare male Type A example. He usually acts like a pompous jerk, but can be caring when he wants to be, if his interactions with Hoji are anything to go by. In season 2, he battles Silas in order to convince him to rejoin BC Sol and help him feel better. Or as he puts it, "to make the European League more interesting".
  • Those Two Guys: Often seen hanging out with Daigo, prior to the latter joining the Bey Club.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Went from a spoiled rich kid who cared only about himself to a Blader who, while still somewhat full of himself, doesn't hesitate to help out his friends when they're in trouble.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: After joining the Bey Club, he becomes this with Rantaro.
  • The Worf Effect: Wakiya doesn't fair well in Beyblade Burst Evolution. His team, Sunbat United, is eliminated from the running in the team championships early on (in an admittedly close match against a team with two members of the Big Five), and he's defeated by Valt and Rantaro while both were still inexperienced with their upgrades while he was fully familiar with his. Furthermore, he's also the only official character that Rantaro defeated without using his new Launcher Grip. This is worsened by the fact that he only has two victories throughout the entire season, once against Rantaro, which was used to demonstrate his new upgrade.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: It's revealed in episode 28 that he's afraid of heights. This pops up again in episode 37 while helping Rantaro retrieve a little girl's balloon from a tree. And in season 2, he's too scared to zipline across a ravine, so Cuza has to push him across.
  • Younger Than They Look: Like Rantaro, he's actually 11, despite looking like a teenager.

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    Sword Flames 

Kaiza "Xhaka" Xhakuenji (Alexander "Xander" Shakadera)

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Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese); Andrew Francis (English, Burst thru Evolution); (Austin Lee Matthews (English, Turbo)

  • The Ace: He's the Supreme Four member for Attack Types, and is thus recognized as the best attack type user in Japan. In season 2, he is the 5th best blader in the world rankings, and thus is part of the "Big 5".
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rare male example, as his shirt does not hide his abs in the slightest.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Xander really is a nice guy, but as Evolution #29 shows, he's definitely not someone you want to piss off.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He acts as one to Valt and Shu, and always has their best interests at heart.
  • Big Eater: Toko jokingly mentions they’d have to set up a party of one at their mother’s bakery.
  • Childhood Friend: He was friends with Valt and Shu in kindergarten up until he moved to another school.
  • Cool Sword: His Bey motif is of Excalibur.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Xander's strategy boils down to "Attack. If the attack is not strong enough, lose two clicks to attack harder", and Xcalius' design does not allow for any other strategies. Downplayed, however, as Xcalius' Attack power is so strong that trying to counter it is incredibly difficult.
  • Critical Status Buff: When Xeno Xcalius is close to Bursting, the Layer's contact point and a point on its Disk line up, doubling its attack power and allowing it to use the aptly named "Dual Sabers". Season 2's upgrade Surge Xcalius has the same trait, allowing it to perform "Triple Saber".
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: He has tanned skin with red hair.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: He's knocked Valt over when trying to give him a fist bump in episode 14 of season one, and accidentally broken both the door to SB Rios' dojo in episode 25 of Evolution (which he strongly implies has happened to him before), and his sword launcher in the same episode.
  • Dub Name Change: Xhaka Xhakuenji—> Xander Shakadera in the English dub. His Bey as well: Xeno Xcalibur —> Xeno Xcalius in season 1, and Sieg Xcalibur —> Surge Xcalius in Evolution.
  • Dump Stat: Xeno Xcalius's design maximizes attack by specializing in One Hit Kills, but has critically low stamina.
  • Face of a Thug: He can be quite scary at times, but Xander is probably one of the nicest characters in the Burst series.
  • Gentle Giant: He's 6 feet tall and all muscle, but is really a big teddy bear.
  • Growling Gut: His stomach growls are so loud that Valt and the others initially mistook them for a monster.
  • Healing Hands: Monstrous strength aside, Xander can use therapeutic techniques to help relieve strained muscles.
  • Heroic Build: Thanks to his extensive training in martial arts.
  • The Hyena: There's hardly ever a moment when he isn't seen laughing.
  • Large and in Charge: He towers over most of the main cast, and is the leader of both the Sword Flames and SB Rios.
  • Large Ham: Xander’s extremely bombastic and expresses his fighting spirit through laughter.
  • The Leader: Of the Sword Flames, and later SB Rios in season 2.
  • The Mentor: As shown in a flashback, he became one offscreen to Xavier Bogard.
  • Min-Maxing: Xeno Xcalius has incredible Attack Power, but very poor Stamina in exchange. Surge Xcalius takes this even further by reducing defenses to further increase Attack, to the point where it cannot rebound off a wall and will instead crash into it while sustaining heavy damage. Xander weaponizes this by sending Surge Xcalius into a wall to lose clicks and activate "Triple Saber" if the opponent prevents him from doing so normally.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Lord of Devastation, though it's subverted in that he's a nice guy.
  • Nice Guy: Though he gives many nightmarish smiles, Xander’s a nice guy who looks out for his friends and has a great sense of humor.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His first name is Kaiza (Alexander in the dub), but his friends call him "Xhaka" (Xander).
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Xander's normally a pretty easygoing guy and it takes a lot to anger him, but when he actually does get mad, you know you've screwed up big time.
  • Playing with Fire: Not him, but Xcalius' avatar often manifests in a burst of flames.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He lives with his grandfather at the Sword flames dojo.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. His tall, muscular stature, red eyes, and sharp teeth make him look intimidating, but he's a genuinely good person.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's the leader of the Sword Flames dojo and is quick to praise his friends on their battles, regardless if they win or lose.
  • Signature Move: "Saber Strike", where Xeno Xcalius strikes the opponent with its single contact point; this move is typically strong enough to be a One-Hit Kill. Later, Xander reveals "Dual Sabers", where the contact point increases in mass due to the Disk lining up with the Layer, doubling the power.
    • When upgraded in Season 2 into Surge Xcalius, "Dual Sabers" is now the default attack, with "Triple Saber" becoming what "Dual Sabers" was originally.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from one of the top four bladers in Japan to fifth best in the whole world. He takes it further in the solo world championships, where he defeats Ren Wu (No.4) and Joshua (No. 3) above him.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Xcalius' name is written in this manner.
  • Younger Than They Look: One can be forgiven for mistaking him for a fully grown adult at first glance, but he is actually the same age as Valt and Shu (11 in season one and 13 in season 3).

Yugo Nansui

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Voiced by: Daichi Hayashi (Japanese); Nick Wolfhard (English)

  • Adaptational Wimp: He's able to beat stronger bladers in the manga whilst losing a lot of battles in the anime.
  • Berserk Button: He does NOT tolerate cheating, such as when he rightfully scolded Daigo for using an illegal move against him during their battle in episode 23.
  • Counter Attack: This is Yugo’s signature style. Despite owning a Stamina type, Yugo’s battling style entails waiting for the opponent to reveal their strategy before figuring out its weakness and going in for the kill.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey, from Yaeger Yggdrasil to Yugen Yegdrion.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He often comes off as aloof and hot-headed, but he's fiercely loyal to his teammates.
  • The Lancer: Xander approves him as his right hand man.
  • Meditation Powerup: Yugo often meditates to focus his energy into countering the opponent's Bey and figuring out its movements.
  • Samurai: He trains himself to become a Beyblade version of this.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: Has one under his left eye.
  • Stone Wall: His Yegdrion is a stamina type that can hold its spin for longer periods thanks to its tip being made of a better gliding material to reduce friction. However, this can also work against it, as the lack of friction makes it difficult to stop if Yegdrion is hit with a strong attack.
  • The Worf Effect: He's a strong blader, but mostly exists to be beaten by the main characters to show how much they've grown, as he has never won against an official character.
  • World Tree: His bey, Yugen Yegdrion, represents Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life from Norse Religion.

Ukyo Ibuki

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Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese); Vincent Tong (English)

  • Counter Attack: His Unicrest's special move, Alicorn Launch, acts as one by focusing all of its attack power on a single point.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Cool Horse: See Unicorn below.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey, from Unlock Unicorn to Uber Unicrest.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: He may not look like a ninja, but he definitely has the stealthiness of one.
  • Handshake Refusal: He does this in his debut episode when Valt offers to shake hands:
    Ukyo: "I hold my launcher with that hand; I prefer not to let future opponents touch it. The hand of a blader is a sacred thing. I accept your handshake in my mind, and I thank you for it."
  • Hidden Depths: He seems to have a knack for fixing skateboards, as seen in episode 29.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite being a defense-type, his Unicrest is surprisingly fast and agile, and has a very low center of gravity. Its 9-bladed mane can deflect attacks, and its Alicorn Launch is a powerful counter-attack that pierces the opponent with its sharp horn.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He wears his hair in a long, split ponytail.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: As shown in his introduction, he will often approach others until he's standing close enough to literally step into their shadow.
  • Nice Guy: He's generally polite towards his friends and rivals.
  • The Quiet One: Usually the most soft-spoken of the Sword Flames.
  • Unicorn: What his Beyblade, Uber Unicrest, represents.
  • Underestimating Badassery: According to Xander, Ukyo has a habit of underestimating his opponents. He seems to be cognizant of this, however, based on his reactions whenever it's brought up. By the time of his rematch with Daigo in the team tournament, he seems to have grown out of it.
  • The South Paw: Like Orochi and Lui, he uses a left-handed launcher.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: His main schtick. It's the main reason for his nickname, the "Shadow-Walker".
  • The Worf Effect: Ukyo was a genuinely strong blader in his debut. However, after losing to Ken, Ukyo hasn't won a single match against an official character since.

    Superstars 

Zac "the Sunrise" Kaneguro (Zenkuro Kurogane)

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Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese); Bill Newton (English)

  • The Ace: He's the Supreme Four member for Stamina types and thus, is recognized as the strongest Stamina type user in Japan.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Similar to Wakiya, his belt has a "Z" emblem on it.
  • Chick Magnet: He's got a large amount of fangirls who cheer for him every match.
  • Demoted to Extra: Zac's only appearance in Beyblade Burst Evolution is a cameo as a spectator in the finale, and he's never shown battling, nor is it ever implied that he's playing on the World Stage, despite the existence of the Switch-Strike/God System Galaxy Zeutron in the toy-line.
  • Dub Name Change: Zenkuro Kurogane —> Zachary Kaneguro in the English Dub.
    • His Bey as well: Zillion Zeus —> Zeutron.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": As shown in episode 43, he gets annoyed when Akira Yamatoga calls him by his real name, Zachary Kaneguro.
  • Everybody Loves Zeus: His bey is based off of Zeus, and he is a friendly person.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: His two special moves, "Solar Boost" and "Solstice Boost", involve Zac spinning around before launching in order to give Zeutron more momentum.
  • Friend to All Children: If his interactions with Toko and Nika are anything to go by, he seems to be quite fond of children. He even gives Nika an autographed CD of his latest album.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has blonde hair and is very amicable to those he meets, even Wakiya.
  • The Leader: Of Team Superstars.
  • Leitmotif: A very upbeat pop tune plays whenever he makes his entrance.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: See Pretty Boy and Rapunzel Hair.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls Valt "Little Spark" (Twinkle-Toes in the English dub) and later, "Little Blaze".
  • Magic Staff: Zeutron's avatar wields a staff as its Weapon of Choice.
  • Multicolored Hair: It's blond with red streaks.
  • Nice Guy: He's kind, modest, devoted to his fans, loves children, and wants to share his passion for Beyblade with everyone around him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He insists on being called by his idol name "Zac the Sunrise", or simply "Zac". It's revealed toward the end of the series that his real name is Zachary Kaneguro.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In episodes 24 and 25, he wears a mask to conceal his identity when offstage. The only person it ends up fooling is Valt.
  • Pretty Boy: The girls just can't stop swooning over him.
  • Put on a Bus: Has no roles or appearances besides a cameo in the season 2 finale, and is the only Supreme Four Blader to never appear in Turbo.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His hair reaches well past his waist.
  • Something About a Rose: He sometimes carries a single rose with him, and makes his debut in the team tournament via a shower of rose petals.
  • Stone Wall: His Zeutron is a stamina type that can withstand any kind of attack, thanks to centrifugal force created by the moving metal balls in its Energy Layer. Unlike most Stamina types, it also reaches Lightning Bruiser levels since Zeutron's metal balls allow for strong defense and attack at high speeds. He managed to burst Hoji's Horusood with a single strike, and completely neutralized Wakiya's Shield Crash.
  • Vague Age: He's canonically older than Valt and his friends, but his actual age is never said.
  • Verbal Tic: Says "nice" a lot in the Japanese version. It's downplayed in the dub, though.

Orochi Ginba

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Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Japanese); Daniel Bacon (English)

    Beasts 

Ben Azuki

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Voiced by: Mariko Higashiuchi (Japanese); David A. Kaye (English)

Ken(suke) Midori(kawa)

Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga (Japanese); Gabe Khouth (English)
  • Adorkable: His prominent fangs and shyness add to his charm.
  • Adaptational Badass: In contrast to his manga counterpart where he was a fairly weak blader, he's a lot stronger in the anime, being able to defeat several strong bladers such as Valt, Ukyo, Yugo, Rantaro and Ben.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Though not as drastic as Shu, Ken was a bit snarkier and more aggressive in the manga.
  • Badass Adorable: He's a skilled blader, and looks adorable while battling.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in episode 30 as a member of Team Beasts.
  • Cerberus: What his beyblade, King Kerbeus, represents.
  • Character Development: He becomes more confident and learns to speak up more, as well as talking through his puppets less.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Represents green.
  • Companion Cube: His two dog puppets, Keru and Besu.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Both his parents have them, so it may be genetic in his case.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He uses Keru when he wants to say something rude or snarky.
  • Dub Name Change: His named is shortened to Ken Midori in the English dub.
    • His Bey; Kaiser Kerbeus —> King Kerbeus
  • Demoted to Extra: While he returns in Beyblade Burst Evolution, he's never shown battling, nor is it ever implied that he's playing on the World Stage, despite the existence of the Switch-Strike/God System Guardian Kerbeus in the toy-line.
  • Eyepatch of Power: The middle head of Kerbeus' avatar wears a metal eyepatch over its right eye.
  • Friendless Background: Due to his family's career, he's changed schools more times than he can count, which hindered his chances to make friends. This changes once he befriends Valt.
  • Friend to All Children: Given that his family routinely performs puppet shows, it's no surprise he gets along well with younger kids.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: His puppets are a couple of dogs, his Bey represents a three-headed dog, and he's one of the protagonists.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Develops a strong friendship with Daigo's younger brother Ryota, who's probably around the same age as (if not younger than) Toko and Nika.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He admits in episode 13 that for a while, he'd convinced himself that he didn't need any friends.
  • Luminescent Blush: Much like Valt, he blushes when embarrassed or flustered.
  • Meaningful Name: His name literally means "Green Canine".
  • Mighty Glacier: His Kerbeus is a defense type, although more training allows Ken to use its defense as an attack, with its Chain Launch being capable of Bursting opponents' Beys. Its sole weakness is that it must reach the stadium's center to use Chain Launch effectively, and as a defense type, it's slow. As shown in his battles with Lui and Shu, a Beyblade with significantly fast, strong attacks can overwhelm Kerbeus.
  • Nice Guy: If you're willing to look past his shyness, you'll find Ken to be a sweet, gentle kid underneath.
  • Performance Anxiety: He tends to second-guess himself when under pressure.
  • Prone to Tears: He's one of the more sensitive members of the group, and cries easily when upset.
  • Put on a Bus: He moves to another school in episode 21, due to his family's career. See The Bus Came Back above. In season 2, he doesn't appear as much as the rest of the Beigoma Bey Club with the exception of Shu until the reveal, and when he does, it's just as a referee for a match.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Like Daigo, he has black hair and pale skin.
  • Real Boys Wear Pink: Has a pink and green scarf, and his jacket has a pink chain design on the chest. He's also the most sensitive of the Bey Club.
  • The Quiet One: He was this, prior to Character Development.
  • Those Two Guys: After joining Team Beasts, he is often seen hanging out with Ben.
  • Silent Snarker: See Deadpan Snarker above.
  • Shrinking Violet: He eventually grows out of this.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: His coat has a pink circular chain design on it, representing his Beyblade, Kerbeus, and his special move, Chain Launch.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Come episode 20, he manages to score 2 Burst Finishes against both Yugo and Ukyo.
  • Ventriloquism: He often uses his puppets Keru and Besu to tell others how he feels.
  • Younger Than They Look: Like Rantaro and Wakiya, he looks like a teenager, but is actually 11.

    Ice Blaze 

Quon Kimidori (Limon)

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Voiced by: Yuka Nishigaki (Japanese); Jonathan Whitesell (English)

  • But Now I Must Go: Downplayed. He used to be a member of the Sword Flames dojo, but left to go on a training journey. In episode 43, he decides to return to the dojo for good.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • Surname change: Kimidori —> Limon in the English dub.
    • His bey: Quad Quetzalcoatl —> Quill Quetziko.
  • Cool Board: He's an avid skater, and he incorporates his boarding skills into his special move, Bound Launch.
  • Feathered Serpent: His beyblade, Quill Quetziko, is based off the Mesoamerican deity, Quetzalcoatl.
  • The Leader: Of Ice Blaze.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Much like Ukyo's Unicrest, Quon's Quetziko is also a Defense-type that is quite agile and utilizes Quon's skateboarding skills in battle. Its defenses are so strong that it's able to give even Xander's Xcalius a run for its money.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname literally means "yellow-green" in Japanese, representing his aura color. Likewise, his dub surname is a combination of the Spanish words for "lemon" and "lime".
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives a small one to the Beigoma Academy Bey Club after witnessing their poor teamwork following their battle, and questions how a team with no trust managed to beat a team with it.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Non-romantic example. He doesn't understand why Xander and Shu see potential in Valt, especially during their 1st battle. This changes after their rematch in episode 43.

    Rideout 

Gou Chagake (Gabe Brunai)

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Voiced by: Yuuki Hayashi (Japanese); Brian Doe (English)

  • Bare Your Midriff: Much like Xander, his usual attire consists of a black and orange vest that exposes his midriff.
  • Counter Attack: Gabe's Gaianon's special moves are able to counter-attack the opponent, but Gaianon's shifting weight can sometimes work against him.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: Some of his attacks can accidentally cause his Bey to Burst, something he's been training to overcome.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • Gou Chagake —> Gabe Brunai in the English dub
    • His bey as well: Gigant Gaia —> Giga Gaianon
  • Graceful Loser: He takes his loss against Zac very well, still feeling happy that he even came close to defeating him as well as showing great sportsmanship.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His Giga Gaianon is a Balance type that focuses on both Attack and Defense, and because the bey's center of gravity leans more to one side due to the Bey's Quarter disc, Gaianon can attack while defending using its erratic movements. It's also pretty fast, able to keep up with speedy Attack types such as Doomscizor and Odax, and has more stamina than them as well.
  • The Leader: Of Rideout. Just like Valt, he's the leader of a group where a Supreme Four member isn't the leader.
  • Morality Pet: For Lui. He's the only character whom Lui shows any genuine respect for.
  • Nice Guy: He's respectful to his rivals, and treats Lui as a close friend, regardless of the way the latter treats him.
  • Signature Move: His Special Moves are:
    • Swing Launch: Gaianon swings back into the center of the stadium when being attacked to prevent the opposing Bey from taking the center.
    • Swing Counter: Gaianon counters the attack power of its opponent and returns it at full force with unpredictable, shaky movements.

Lui Shirasagijo (Shirosagi)

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Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese); Travis Turner (English; Burst thru Evolution); Brandon Winckler (English; Turbo)

  • The Ace: He's the strongest Supreme Four member and has won five consecutive National Bey Tournaments. In season 2, he is the 2nd best blader in the world rankings and thus part of the "Big 5".
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Lui's battle against Red Eye has him as this.
  • Anti-Villain: Lui is this at worst. He's an antagonistic Jerkass, but he has as much of a right to win the tournaments as anyone else, and never takes anything further past Beyblade matches.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Luinor's avatar has a speared tail, reminiscent of the eponymous Roman soldier.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He's got the thickest brows of all of the characters.
  • Blood Knight: Lui’s only interested in strength and bladers who can rise to his level.
  • Brutal Honesty: Lui doesn't sugarcoat things, especially if you're an opponent who doesn't live up to his standards.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Turbo #4 with a new bey, Brutal Luinor. This is also the first time he's introduced early in a season, as opposed to usually appearing midway.
  • Character Development: In the past, Lui would flatly refuse to battle any opponents he viewed as unworthy. In Turbo, he agrees to battle Aiger right after meeting him (of course, he still curbstomps him).
  • Critical Status Buff: The closer Nightmare Luinor is to Bursting, the stronger its Dragon Crash Attack becomes. At it's strongest, the technique is capable of Bursting Drain Fafnir.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Dishes these out in nearly every battle he has been in. The only people he has not managed to completely dominate over are Shu, Valt, and Free. However, Lui still triumphed over them in the end.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: In season 2, he becomes the first to defeat Red Eye and later defeats Free in a practice battle (after many draws). Lui ends up on the receiving end during his rematches with both.
  • Dub Name Change: Surname change: Shirasagijo —> Shirosagi in the English dub.
    • Also his bey, Longinus —> Luinor.
  • Flaming Hair: It usually stands still, but moves whenever Lui is in Blood Knight mode.
  • Graceful Loser: Downplayed. When Lui lost to Free in the semifinals, he was certainly upset, but didn't dispute the result and simply swore to beat him in the finals. Upon losing to Shu in the finals, Lui sees potential to grow stronger from this and simply laughs in anticipation.
  • Honor Before Reason: After he defeats Valt in the season 1 finale (after a crack in the beystadium causes Valtryek to self-destruct), he (initially) demands a do-over, stating that he will not let a freak accident decide his victory.
    • This pops up again in episode 15 of Turbo, as he refused to continue his battle against Aiger after the latter strains his arm, claiming that he doesn't want to take down an injured foe. Ironically, he has injured Shu a couple of times before in the first season, so this is a huge contrast from his earlier characterization due to Character Development.
  • Jerkass: He belittles anyone who isn't a strong blader, doesn't like being cheered on, and scoffs at the concept of acknowledging strength and praising others when they win. Not even Gabe is spared from his bad attitude.
  • The Lancer: He’s not the leader of Rideout, but he doesn’t get along with any others except Gabe, and is quick to call them weaklings whenever they lose.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: See Wrecked Weapon below.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His Lost Luinor is incredibly fast and can match even Valt's Ultra Flash Launch while also being one of the strongest Attack Types, if not the strongest. Defense wise, it has shrugged off attacks from Valtryek, Kerbeus, and 4 other beys at once.
  • Light Is Not Good: He's heavily associated with white and blue, and his surname, Shirosagi, contains the Japanese prefix for "white". However, he's one of the more unpleasant Bladers in the series.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname contains the Japanese prefix, "shiro-", meaning "white". However, "Shiro" can also mean "castle", a reference to how Lui is the undefeated king of Beyblade.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The White Tyrant.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: His Beyblade represents a white Western dragon with a Longinus spear-head tail.
  • Pet the Dog: He at least has some level of respect for Gabe, but even then he still treats him like he does everyone else. He also does gain some respect for Valt at the end of season 1.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He has purple eyes, and his bey, aura, and outfit have purple accents as of Turbo. Blading wise, he's a member of the Supreme Four, the four strongest bladers in Japan, and the Big 5, the five strongest bladers on the planet.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappears after the Luinor Cup arc and has yet to be seen.
  • The Reveal: Lost Luinor is a reverse rotation bey that is mostly made of metal, which means Lui can Burst anyone in a single blow.
  • Sequel Difficulty Spike: Is this in the Big Five in Beyblade Burst Evolution. To wit:
    • Red Eye had curb stomped everyone who had faced him before, including Big Five member Xander, but ends up curbed stomped by Lui.
    • Valt had defeated Numbers 5 through 3 of the Big Five, used every attack in his arsenal, and even brought back the Sprint Boost for their battle, but ends up curbed stomped by Lui.
    • Silas had curb stomped Numbers 5 through 3 of the Big Five, but ends up curb stomped by Lui.
    • Xander had defeated Numbers 4 through 3 of the Big Five, but ends up curb stomped by Lui.
    • Free had never had to get serious to curb stomp everyone who had faced him, yet Lui manages to defeat him due to that lack of seriousness.
    • Shu curb stomped everyone who faced him with Spryzen Requiem, but Lui becomes the first person to Burst Spryzen Requiem.
  • Shadow Archetype: A downplayed variant, but he basically represents who Shu could've become if he'd chosen to focus only on strength and had no friends to reign him in.
  • Signature Move: His primary technique is the Lost Spiral, where Luinor uses its rotation to create a vortex that can cause a Burst Finish in an instant.
    • He develops the Nightmare Boost during his match against Shu, where he messes with his opponent's psyche and increases Luinor's speed.
    • In season 2, he has Dragon Crash.
  • Slasher Smile: Lui starts flashing them whenever he gets serious.
  • The South Paw: Like Orochi and Ukyo, he uses a left-handed launcher (probably to coincide with his reverse rotation bey).
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Luinor's name is spelled with an accent mark over the 'u' in the Hasbro line and English episode titles.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Except for Gabe, no one in Rideout likes Lui because he’s such an arrogant jerk, though he has the battling prowess to mostly justify it.
  • Technicolor Eyes: His purple eyes.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from the top Blader in Japan to second best in the World and far surpasses those below him in rank. Those who have almost been able to defeat him before (Valt and Shu) find themselves curb stomped with ease now.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Downplayed. He's still a jerk, but his title match against Valt in Turbo is shown to be in purely good spirits.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • He strangely doesn't appear for the final battle between Valt and Shu in the season 2 finale.
    • After Aiger defeats him in the Luinor Cup, he isn't seen again for the rest of Turbo.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Does this by accident to Storm Spryzen. In season 2, Nightmare Luinor ends up on the receiving end by Spryzen Requiem.
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    Other Characters 

Nika Aoi

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Voiced by: Aoi Inase (Japanese); Sabrina Pitre (English; Burst thru Evolution); Jackie Lastra (English; Turbo)

Toko(natsu) Aoi

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Voiced by: Yō Taichi (Japanese); Sabrina Pitre (English; Burst thru Evolution); Dorah Fine (English; Turbo)

Chiharu Aoi

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Voiced by: Masumi Asano (Japanese) Kelly Sheridan (English)

  • All There in the Manual: She's never referred to by her first name, only called "Mom" by Valt and the twins.
  • Good Parents: Very loving and supportive of her three children.
  • Missing Mom: Averted. Most of the main protagonists either have no parents on-screen or only have their fathers, (or in Xander's case, his grandfather). Here, she's one of the first Beyblade protagonists' mothers to appear in the anime.
  • Supreme Chef: She owns a bakery, and her Beyblade bread is very popular among the main cast.

Souta (Ryota) Kurogami

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Voiced by: William Ashman (English)

  • Big Brother Worship: He idolizes Daigo, calling him the best big brother ever.
  • Canon Foreigner: Daigo didn't have a brother in the manga.
  • Dub Name Change: Souta —> Ryota in the English dub.
  • Ill Boy: He spends most of the series in the hospital recovering from an unnamed condition, but fortunately it's not serious. He's finally discharged in episode 37.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's around the same age as Toko and Nika, but develops a strong friendship with Ken.

Hoji Konda

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Voiced by: Tooru Nara (Japanese); Brett Bauer (English)

  • Blow You Away: His Horusood's special move, Horusood Field, acts as this.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey, from Holy Horusood to Hyper Horusood.
  • Friendly Rival: Arguably the only rival outside of Shu and Orochi to act this way during the District Tournament.
  • Friend to All Children: Based on the fact that he has several siblings, it's no shock he treats Nika and Toko well.
  • Indentured Servitude: His father works for the company owned by Wakiya's father. The latter asked if his dad had any children who were Wakiya's age, which is how Hoji and Wakiya met.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He has 4 younger siblings (3 brothers and a sister.)
  • Morality Pet: For Wakiya. He's one of the few characters whom Wakiya openly shows kindness to.
  • Nice Guy: Hoji is friendly, caring, responsible, and generally helpful to everyone. Almost makes you question why he and Wakiya are best friends.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: His beyblade, Hyper Horusood represents the falcon-headed Egyptian god, Horus.
  • Only Friend: Heavily implied to be this to Wakiya, before Sasaki and Shindo came along.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Beyblade Club, unofficially. He trains as their sixth member while getting ready for the National Tournament, and is supportive of the team while acting as the mediator between the rest of the Bey Club and Wakiya's arrogance.
  • Stone Wall: His Horusood is a stamina type, which, despite the type disadvantage, has given even Attack types trouble due to its Special Move, Horusood Field, which surrounds the Bey with a whirlwind that only the strongest beys can break through. Outside of that, however, Horusood has weak attack power, especially once out of the stadium's center, and suffers The Worf Barrage after the tournament because of this.

Principal Hidetaro Shinoda

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese); Richard Newman (English; season 1), Christopher Smith (English; Turbo)

  • All There in the Manual: Like Chiharu, he's never referred to by his first name.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's considerably older than most of the characters, but treats all of his students well.
  • Non-Giving-Up School Guy: He's usually around to remind his students (especially Valt) to get to their classes.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's the principal of Beigoma Academy and gives Valt permission to start a Beyblade club, on the condition he gets five members in order for it to be official.

Sasaki


Shindo


Ichiro Kakitani

Voiced by: Satsumi Matsuda (Japanese); Gabe Khouth (English)

Momoko Ogi

Voiced by: Aoi Koga (Japanese); Kelly Sheridan (English)

  • Precocious Crush: Like Nika, she also has a crush on Zac, who is definitely older than her.

Keita Nakagawa

Voiced by: Yuna Yoshino (Japanese)

Hiroshi Oi

Voiced by: Kyouko Chikiri (Japanese)

Akira Yamabuki (Yamatoga)

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Voiced by: Kazutomi Yamamoto (Japanese): Erin Mathews (English)

His beyblade, Atlas Anubion, represents Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of the dead, mummification, and the afterlife.


  • Chick Magnet: Like Shu and Zac, he's got quite a few fangirls who cheer his name.
  • Dub Name Change: Surname change: Yamabuki —> Yamatoga in the English Dub.
    • And his Bey: Acid Anubis —> Atlas Anubion.
  • Hero of Another Story: See Not So Different below.
  • Mighty Glacier: His Anubion is a Defense-type that, once it takes up the center of the beystadium, becomes extremely difficult to knock over, thanks to its near-perfect stability via the Yell Disc.
  • Not So Different: Compare his story to Valt's. The two are rookies at Beyblade, have a fun-loving personality, and admire at least one member of the Supreme Four (Shu for Valt and Zac for Akira, respectively). They occasionally get on said Four member's nerves, although the latter respect them as friends and rivals. And both Valt and Akira rose from nobodies to Darkhorses during battles in the National Tournament. The sole difference between the two is that Valt's Bey is an Attack Type while Akira's is a Defense type, and while Valt is a celebrity in his school, Akira is a celebrity as a pop star. That and Akira's not the main protagonist.
  • The Rival: To Zac when he feels his spot as the #1 pop star in the world is being threatened. Fortunately, Zac comes to respect him in the end.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted; he has red eyes like Shu and Xander, but is not evil in any way.
  • Signature Move: His special move is Perfect Circle, where Anubion covers itself with a golden yellow aura, and then uses its near-perfect stability to knock the opposing Bey away.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His is pink.

Jin Aizawa

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Voiced by: Satsumi Matsuda (Japanese); Cathy Weseluck (English)

His beyblade, Jumbo Jormuntor, is named after Jörmungandr, the Midgard Serpent.


  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": He has a yellow "J" on his hoodie.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey, from Jail Jormungand to Jumbo Jormuntor.
  • In the Hood: He often has his hood pulled up over his head.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Within seconds of his introduction, he bumps into Valt, attempts to bump into Shu, and gets touchy-feely with Rantaro, claiming that he's found his "friend".
  • The Quiet One: He often speaks in a hushed tone, save for a couple of moments.
  • Red Herring: He was made out to be someone who uses underhanded tactics in battle, but in the end he turns out to be a pretty decent guy, if a little weird.
  • Sleepyhead: Tends to fall asleep at inopportune times, and walks and acts as if he's constantly tired. It's possible that he might have narcolepsy.
  • Stone Wall: One of the best examples in this series. Thanks to the Cycle tip's wings, his Jormuntor can gather friction and energy from the stadium to boost its stamina while maintaining its balance, making it almost impossible to knock over. His Signature Move, Zombie Launch, attacks the opponent with that boost of stamina. Its sole weakness is that it is not strong offensively, but functionally, it works the best out of the first season's Stamina types sans Zac's Zeutron.
  • Verbal Tic: Downplayed, but he often mentions that he has 323 "guardian spirits".

Naoki Minamo

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Voiced by: Shou Nogami (Japanese); Riley Murdock (English)

  • Character Tic: Tugging up his collar or adjusting his glasses.
  • Dub Name Change: Not him, but his Bey: Nova Neptune —> Nepstrius.
  • For Science!: He loves gathering data and conducting experiments. It's more or less his Catchphrase.
  • Friendless Background: The end of episode 42 reveals that he had trouble making friends due to his peers finding his obsession with science weird, mostly because they couldn't understand him.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His Nepstrius is a Balance type that can switch between 2 modes (Stamina and Attack), thanks to its Trans tip.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He nearly got Valt disqualified from the Solo Tournament, attempted to sabotage Shu, and then tricked Valt into believing that Jin Aizawa was the cuplrit. He seems to get better, though.
  • Megane: He wears special glasses that allow him to analyze an opponent's battle data. Often overlaps with Scary Shiny Glasses.
  • Making a Splash: His beyblade, Nova Nepstrius, represents Neptune, the Roman god of the sea.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Played with. While he wasn't exactly "evil" to begin with, his manipulative behavior and shady methods gave him a somewhat antagonistic vibe. However, he appears to have a change of heart by the end of episode 42.
  • The Smart Guy: He's a Beyblade scientist.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Specifically a light teal.

Introduced in Evolution

    BC Sol 

Kit Lopez

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Voiced by: Satsumi Matsuda (Japanese); Advah Soudack (English, Evolution); Melissa Mabie (English, Turbo)

  • Blow You Away: His bey is focused around wind, and he appears to be able to summon wind on command.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Turbo #39 with his own Bey, Air Knight.
  • Chick Magnet: In Turbo, he's got his own legion of fangirls.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While not a dirty fighter by any means, Kit is certainly a pragmatic one. To wit:
    • He helps Aiger develop strategies against Hyde so he can study and understand every aspect about Turbo Achilles while never bringing out his own Beyblade, Air Knight, leaving Aiger in the dark about his abilities.
    • Knowing about Turbo Achilles' power and Awakening System, Kit doesn't even try for a power struggle in his first battle with Aiger, instead actively avoiding one. This nets Kit the victory, despite the vast power difference.
    • During his Title Match with Valt, unable to avoid a power struggle in the final round, Kit aims his strongest attack at Valtryek’s Turbo Blades to try and deactivate the Awakening System. While Kit is too weak to do so, Phi later proves that this is indeed the best strategy against a Turbo Beyblade.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Air Knight is an air-based Bey with the motif of a knight from Arthurian folklore.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains a lot about BC Sol and the opponents' beys to Valt and Rantaro, being the one with the tablet in Evolution.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He's best friends with Honey.
  • Red Baron: Master of the Wind.
  • Reality Ensues: Kit was able to win his first battle with Aiger by keeping him in the dark about Air Knight's abilities, preventing the latter from making a successful counter strategy. In their rematch, now that Aiger had full knowledge of what Air Knight can do, he could successfully counter attack.
  • Signature Move: Air Knight has four:
    • Air Launch: Air Knight uses its Upper Force to create a barrier of wind, capable of pushing other Beyblades away. However, this technique cannot damage opponents.
    • Knight Flyer: Air Knight uses its Upper Force to rise higher in the air than most other Beyblades after an impact or jumping a rail and slow its descent, allowing it to win Ring-Out Finishes in situations that normally end in a Ring-Out Finish draw.
    • Mega Knight Blow: A stronger variant of Air Launch where the wind barrier carries the opponent's Beyblade and continuously sends them into a wall.
    • Unnamed Attack: After a Knight Flyer, Air Knight dives down and smashes against the opponent. Notably the only special move Air Knight has that requires Layer to Layer contact.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Turbo, he manages to defeat Aiger in a battle, even with the latter successfully activating Turbo Achilles' awakening system.
  • Token Mini-Moe: He essentially takes up Toko and Nika's roles in Evolution.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In a series where even Defense and Stamina Type users will charge in to attack, Kit does everything he can to avoid attacks, instead capitalizing on Air Knight's greatest strengths, its Stamina and ability to avoid the opponent with its strong Upper Force. Most tellingly, his battle with Aiger ends without a single Burst Finish, and his only power clashes end with his loss.

Zoro (Raul)

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Voiced by: Mitsuo Senda (Japanese); Scott McNeil; Richard Newman (Evolution ep. 21-51; English); Joe J. Thomas (English; Turbo)

  • Cool Old Guy: He's got quite a bit of energy for an old man, and is a pretty affable guy to be around.
  • Dub Name Change: Zoro —> Raul in the English dub.
  • Eye Scream: When he returns in Turbo, he has a cybernetic in place of his left eye, though no explanation as to how or why he got it is given.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's a Bey trainer, someone who fixes broken Beys, and is responsible for upgrading Victory Valtryek into Genesis Valtryek. He eventually replaces Trad as the Bey trainer for BC Sol later on.
  • The Mentor: He acts as one for Valt in order to help him master his evolved Valtryek's new abilities. Also borders on Trickster Mentor, sometimes.
  • Nice Guy: If his willingness to repair broken beys is any indication. He's also much friendlier and more laidback than Trad.

Sisco Karlisle (Silas Karlisle)

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Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese); Connor Parnall (English, Evolution); Mark Whitten (English; Turbo)

  • The Ace: Once Free leaves BC Sol, Silas becomes one of the strongest bladers on the Team, capable of putting up a fight against Big 5 member Xander.
  • Anti-Hero: Despite him being one of the good guys, he has no problem taking pleasure in crushing people's beys and rubbing his victories in their faces.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Like Xander and Gabe, he wears a crop top that exposes his midriff.
  • Blood Knight: Silas loves to battle and doesn't care about the fundamentals. He's a strong blader who only wants to battle other strong bladers such as Free, even if he bites off more than he can chew.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Upon meeting each other again, Ghasem is angry that Silas forgot about him, to which Silas remarks that he's faced so many bladers that he can't be bothered to remember ones that don't stand out. Ironic, given how vibrant Ghasem's appearance is.
  • Character Development: See Took a Level in Kindness below.
  • Character Tic: Getting the cricks out of his neck in order to intimidate his opponents. However, he stops doing this as the season goes on.
  • The Comically Serious: He quite serious for the most part, but he's had a few amusing moments.
  • Dub Name Change: Sisco —> Silas in the English dub.
    • Also, his Bey Kreis Satan —> Kinetic Satomb.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Silas may be an arrogant jerk, but even he can't stand Wakiya's brattiness.
  • The Gadfly: Silas loves provoking people. In battle, it also serves to mentally weaken his opponents, evidenced by Valt in episode 5 and his battle with Daigo’s teammate in episode 13.
  • Jerkass: Silas can be quite condescending, especially to bladers who don't match his level. He does eventually mellow out into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, though.
  • Luminescent Blush: Happens a few times in season 2, notably when Nika asks for his autograph upon meeting him.
  • Meaningful Name: Silas means "forest" or "woods", and he's the first person to discover Free's secret clearing in the forest surrounding BC Sol's compound.
  • Mighty Glacier: His Beyblade, Kinetic Satomb, is able to deflect attacks with its rollers and its Performance Tip gives it stability and bursts of speed needed for his signature moves, "Roller Drift", "Roller Defense", and "Cyclone Loop". However, it also has poor stamina and loses strength in drawn out battles.
  • Not So Above It All: He's joined in on cheering for his friends a couple of times. He admits to having fun during his battle with Joshua.
  • Satan: His bey motif.
  • The South Paw: He uses a left-handed launch.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Silas goes from being able to put up a fight against the Fifth best Blader in the world (Xander), to being able to defeat the Third best (Joshua), to curb stomping the Fifth, Fourth and Third best by the end of the series. It's only his losses against Lui and Free that prevent him from moving on to the finals.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Much like Wakiya, Silas started off as an arrogant jerk who cared only about facing strong opponents, but eventually became a devoted team player to BC Sol.
  • Unknown Rival: While Free knows about Silas' determination to beat him, he really doesn't care, which only further inspires Silas to beat him. By the time of the final match against the Raging Bulls, Silas trained as hard as he could to counter Free's Drain Spin and managed to catch him by surprise, only to lose because of Fafnir's other abilities. For the final tiebreaker match, he took Valt's frame and expected to fight Free until Joshua wanted another chance to prove himself.
  • Victory Is Boring: He leaves BC Sol because his only goal on the team was to eventually defeat Free, but Free's decision to join the Raging Bulls leads him to quit. Afterwards, he joins a bunch of teams, but chooses to go back to battling normal people in Spain after finding them weak, only to discover that no one can give him a challenge. He eventually comes back, but only so that he can make BC Sol his team.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His is green.

Free de la Hoya

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Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi (Japanese); Sean Thomas (English, Evolution); Koi Dhao (English; Turbo)

  • The Ace: He is the #1 ranked blader in the world. Enough said.
  • Brutal Honesty: Free makes his opinion of something or someone perfectly clear, without sugarcoating.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in Turbo #25 with a new Beyblade, Geist Fafnir.
  • Character Development: During Evolution, Free rarely interacted with his teammates, instead choosing to train alone. As of Turbo, he not only seems more emotive, but is also actively helping Valt master his new Turbo upgrade after Wonder Valtryek was destroyed during his battle with Aiger in Turbo #28.
  • The Comically Serious: He talks as if he's perpetually bored, but it makes him one of the funnier characters.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: He leaves BC Sol high and dry in episode 10, causing the team to go on a horrible losing streak. However, he only did it because the team was too dependent on him, and it was evident that he actually didn't want to leave. In episode 24, Kris even states that Free thought Valt had the potential to turn the club around.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: While he loses to Phi, Free was still able to completely defeat Dread Crush, a technique whose predecessor destroyed several other Beyblades.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most of his dialogue (especially the dub) is full of one-liners.
    Rantaro: Say something!
    Free: Something.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Is on the receiving end against Lui in a practice match. Free returns the favor and then some in the championship semifinals.
  • Dub Name Change: Free's Nothing Breaker—>Nothing Break
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Due to his incredible strength, Free has yet to genuinely enjoy a battle. They disappear when up against opponents strong enough to challenge him.
  • Friendship Trinket: Free allows Valt to use his special stadium in the forest after he leaves BC Sol as part of their deal.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Suffers one in his semi-final fight with Valt, due to overexerting himself.
  • The Gloves Come Off: When he becomes completely serious, Free develops Super Strength, Tainted Veins, Voice of the Legion, and Super Natural Gold Eyes. Rolls over into Deadly Upgrade, as his arm cannot handle repeated launches in this state.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes his loss against Lui well, but it's clear he's bitter about it and begins training seriously once again.
  • The Leader: Before he left the team, Free was in charge of all the bladers of BC Sol in battle, even ignoring the instructions of Trad and Kris at times. He decides who goes into battle, and his analysis of his team and the opposing team allows him to stay calm and give advice to his fellow teammates. The downside is that at times, the team can sometimes overdepend on him, which contributes to him leaving BC Sol.
  • Lightning Bruiser: If someone manages to avoid or nullify Drain Fafnir's abilities, Free uses his bey's natural speed to cause a Burst Finish, and his Bey can counterattack and tank damage at the same time. Once Free gets serious, Drain Fafnir spins so fast that its incredible defenses grow even stronger, to the point where not even other Left Spin opponents can budge it, and Fafnir's Nothing Break creates high speed movements and attacks faster than most Attack Types.
  • Logical Weakness: Free both has some weaknesses and acts as a weakness to others.
    • Drain Fafnir cannot use Drain Spin against Beyblades that have free-spinning components in their Layers, or against other Left Spin Beyblades. However, Free is very familiar with the former and knows how to bypass them, and Drain Fafnir's rubber parts function identically to powerful points of attack against other Left Spin opponents.
    • If the opponent is spinning slower than Fafnir, then its rubber will give them spin instead. Geist Fafnir rectifies this weakness by having its rubber retract at high spin speeds, preventing it from giving spin away.
    • If the opponent tries an aerial attack, Geist Fafnir's Absorb tip depresses, absorbing the impact and allowing it to perform its strongest technique, Absorb Break. This includes attacks such as Phi's Dead Armor Press.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He appears to be rather wiry, yet is the only character capable of surpassing his physical limits, to the point that he can lift a boulder (albeit with great difficulty, and only for a brief amount of time).
  • Nature Lover: He spends most of his time training alone in a canyon or the forest surrounding BC Sol, meditates in the center of a pond, and has befriended a deer.
  • No Social Skills: Free has a bad habit of unintentionally misinterpreting people's words at times, much to Rantaro's dismay.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: During his battle against Valt in the Finals, Free was dominating the battle, with Valt struggling to keep up. However, Free's arm gave out, forcing him to forfeit.
  • Odd Friendship: Before he leaves BC Sol, he starts to appreciate Valt and his passion, even being excited when they manage to tie. Also, his new friendship with Joshua Burns; Joshua is an overly dramatic actor, Free is an apathetic (for the most part) blader that doesn't usually show much emotion.
  • Red Baron: The Golden Boy.
  • Signature Move:
    • For Drain Fafnir
      • Drain Spin: Stealing spin from a faster, clockwise-rotating opponent.
      • Nothing Break: Free uses a full power launch to create enough Downforce that Drain Fafnir's Nothing Tip is pushed down to the base, granting sudden high speed movements and powerful attacks.
    • For Geist Fafnir
      • Geist Spin: Stealing spin from a faster, Right Rotation opponent. Identical to Drain Spin.
      • Geist Counter: Geist Fafnir's Proof Frame makes contact with the stadium, preventing a Ring-Out and allowing it to counterattack.
      • Geist Claw: An attack when Geist Fafnir is spinning at high speed.
      • Absorb Break: Either using its own spin power or the force of an opponent's aerial attack, Geist Fafnir's Absorb Driver is pushed down. This locks its free-spinning plate in place and retracts the sharp tip, leaving a wide flat tip behind, granting sudden high speed movement and powerful attacks.
  • Stone Wall: His Beyblade, Drain Fafnir, can drain spin away from Right-spinning opponents (in other words, every blader in the world except for a few), making it almost impossible to defeat.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Him defeating Shu (who was still salty over losing to Lui) was what made him snap, causing him to become Red Eye.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As shown in one of Kris' flashbacks, Free was more prone to smiling as a child.
  • Willfully Weak: Due to Free's incredible strength, he holds back heavily in most of his matches. He still wins anyway. This lack of seriousness allows Lui to defeat Free in a practice match.
  • Worthy Opponent: It takes some time, but he eventually comes to view Valt as a strong Blader, and later tasks him with returning BC Sol to its former glory.
  • Victory Is Boring: This trope has most likely contributed to Free's apathetic nature; he's the current World Champion and no one except Worthy Rival Lui has been seen to beat him on screen.
  • Wrecked Weapon: His Geist Fafnir gets destroyed by Phi's Dead Phoenix in Turbo #43.

Cuza Ackermann

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Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (Japanese); Valin Shinyei (English)

  • Dub Name Change: His bey, from Alter Chronos —> Alter Cognite.
  • Face Your Fears: After spending the majority of Evolution #28 avoiding Clio, Cuza states that he's tired of letting the latter get to him, and accepts Clio's challenge to battle anytime, anywhere.
  • Facial Markings: He has three light blue triangle markings on his face.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He owns a pet cockatoo named Carl, and in episode 16 he manages to stop a snake that had frightened Valt and his gang.
  • Friendly Rivalry: He gets along well with Valt, but during their battle Cuza treats him as an enemy. Away from the stadium, however, they regain their friendship.
  • Genki Guy: He has just as much energy as Valt does, if not more.
  • Heroic BSoD: Cuza begins to lose confidence in himself after being subjected to curb stomp after curb stomp in the International Blader's Cup, unable to gain even a single win until his battle with Kurt.
  • Hidden Depths: He managed to sketch an impressive profile picture of Raul, showing some artistic skill.
  • Mood-Swinger: He could be upset and crying one minute, then reveal it was all an act and be his usual happy self the next.
  • Multi Form Balance: Alter Cognite has two modes:
    • Ultra Stamina Mode: By setting both the Layer and the Tip to their Stamina modes, Alter Cognite gains Stamina equal to a full-fledged Stamina Type Beyblade.
    • Ultra Attack Mode: By setting both the Layer and Tip to their Attack modes, Alter Cognite gains Attack power equal to a full-fledged Attack Type Beyblade.
  • Nice Guy: Develops a strong friendship with Valt, and later leaves Top Wand to join BC Sol so they can be teammates.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When he hears that Clio is around, he suddenly becomes nervous and terrified. He grows out of it over time, though.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Cuza is genuinely a powerful blader, as his acceptance into the International Blader's Cup cements this. However, compared to the upper-echelons of the Beyblade world, Cuza struggles to keep up.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's just as short as Valt, but is a skilled blader. Lampshaded in his battle with Gray Eye:
    Cuza: *to Gray Eye* Sure, we may be smaller than you, but trust me, we're also stronger!
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: He wears a white scarf and is a decently strong blader, too.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: His blue vest has the design of a clock gear on both sides, reminiscent of the time god Chronos from Greek mythology.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: His hairstyle bears a striking resemblance to his bey's Energy Layer.
  • Victory by Endurance: While Cuza can use his Bey to reach the top of the stadium, he can also choose to stay there and wait until the opponent runs out of stamina while in Cognite's Ultra Stamina Mode. This works in his rematch with Valt in round one, but in round two, the latter uses a combination of Winged Launch and Spring Attack to shake the stadium walls and force Cuza to use Tightrope Dive to prevent a Ring-Out.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The only thing he's afraid of is Clio, and it's later revealed that when the two were little, one of Clio's magic tricks traumatized Cuza. Fortunately, he learns to overcome his fear, courtesy of Valt.

Kristina "Kris" Kuroda

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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Siobhan Williams (English, Evolution); Justine Gabrielle (English, Turbo)

  • Alliterative Name: Kristina Kuroda in the dub.
  • Cool Big Sis: She has a close friendship with Free and ultimately convinces him to forfeit his match with Valt after he injures himself.
  • Childhood Friends: She and Free have been friends since they were kids.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Kris' dependence (especially in the early episodes) on Free nearly didn't end well, and caused a potential breakdown in episode 11 after Free left BC Sol for the Raging Bulls in episode 10. In addition, it takes her a good while before she stops depending on one group of bladers.
  • Cry Cute: Kris cries in episode 29 after Valt, Rantaro and Cuza lose to Ren Wu. She also sheds happy tears when BC Sol wins the World League.
  • Cute Sports Club Manager: She's the manager of BC Sol, the Spain representative team of the World Beyblade Tournament.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Her reaction to the false rumor that Valt and Rantaro are transferring to AS Gallus is to try to boot them from the team.
  • Jerkass Ball: Briefly grabs it in Evolution #12, when she believes the false rumor about Valt and Rantaro joining AS Gallus without listening to their side of the story.
  • Improbable Age: While less improbable than 11-year-old Wakiya running his own Bey Club, Kris is (according to Morita) only 16 years old and is running her own Bey Club. She later becomes the director of the WBBA in Turbo at 18 years old.
  • Mixed Ancestry: According to the official TV Tokyo page, Kris is half-Japanese, half-Spaniard.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: English first name, Japanese last name.
  • Nice Girl: She’s usually friendly and understanding, and for the most part treats all the Bladers on her team fairly.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is Kristina, but she insists on being called "Kris" for short.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In the dub, her name is spelled with a "K".

Sasha Guten (Shasa Guten)

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Voiced by: You Taichi (Japanese); Devyn Dalton (English)

  • Action Girl: Even though she's on the second team, she's still a strong blader, even managing to defeat Valt at one point.
  • Anger Born of Worry: She can be quite temperamental with her teammates if they do something to hurt themselves or each other, but it just goes to show how much she cares about them.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's loving and kind towards her little sister Honey, and this attitude is extended to the other members of BC Sol as well.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She does have a wise-cracking side, though it's usually directed at Valt's absentmindedness or Rickson's crypticness.
  • Dub Name Change: From Sasha to Shasa in the dub.
  • The Heart: Easily the kindest member of BC Sol, and often tries to quell Stan's anger towards Valt.
  • Nice Girl: She's very sweet and friendly, and always puts the safety and wellbeing of her teammates before anything else.
  • Only Sane Woman: Shasa is the most well-rounded and sane member of BC Sol. When a misunderstanding causes everyone to believe that Valt is transferring to AS Gallus, while at first angry, Shasa is the only one besides Rantaro who knows the truth, and she nominates Valt to take her place on the team for the next upcoming tournament after she battles him to prove how much he cares about BC Sol.
  • True Blue Femininity: She has blue hair, and her usual attire is comprised of various shades of blue.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Free for leaving the team and then rejoining BC Sol after losing with the Raging Bulls at the start of episode 38.

Hickson Clay (Rickson Clay)

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Voiced by: Yuuki Hayashi (Japanese); Doron Bell Jr. (English)

    Raging Bulls 

Trad Vasquez

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Voiced by: Hisafumi Oda (Japanese); Ian Hanlin (English)

  • Gadgeteer Genius: He sometimes develops different Beyblade tools in his spare time. One that we see on screen is the Knuckle Grip that Rantaro "borrowed", but Trad allowed him to keep it as long as he eventually masters it.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's almost perpetually in a bad mood, and rather cynical and uptight.
  • Number Two: He mostly works as Kris' additional support, backup, and secretary.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He displays a tough, no-nonsense attitude towards the bladers of BC Sol, but it's only because he expects the very best from all of them.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves for America after the Red Eye arc because he feels his time with BC Sol is up.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Starts off grumpy and cynical towards Kris and the other BC Sol Bladers, but by the time of the World League, he comes to view Valt and the others as strong Bladers, and admits to Kris that she was able to see potential in them when he could not.

Joshua Boon (Joshua Burns)

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Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Japanese); Nathanael Vass (English)
A Hollywood superstar known all over the world. Talented at Beyblading and ranked No. 3 worldwide, he's one of the members of the Big 5. He believes he's the best in everything. Full of confidence, Joshua's a natural entertainer who delights those around him.
  • The Ace: He's the third strongest blader in the world, and Blast Jinnius is one of the strongest Beys out there.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: While powerful and generally confident, when the confidence breaks, he can be incredibly determined to prove he's the strongest.
  • Blow You Away: Blast Jinnius is a wind-elemental Bey, and Joshua's special moves revolve around wind powers.
  • Compressed Hair: When going incognito, he somehow manages to fit all that hair under a baseball cap.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes them out commonly to Rantaro, Silas, Wakiya, Cuza, and Valt. Nearly suffering defeat at the hands of Daigo in the semi-finals of the World Beyblade League put a stop to that, though.
  • Dub Name Change: His last name, from Boon —> Burns.
  • Doomed Contrarian: Non-fatal example, but The Raging Bulls lose the Championship because of him. Theodore ordered him to have Free participate in the tie breaker match because he (Joshua) just lost to Valt. Joshua refuses despite Free's protests and ends up narrowly losing the match.
  • Fatal Flaw: While generally nice, his Pride often gets the better of him, leading him to believe that he and Jinnius are unstoppable. The signs begin to show after he almost loses to Daigo during the semi-finals, which culminates in a breakdown after Valt manages to counter his Cyclone Counter. Things only get worse after the final battle with Silas.
  • Heroic BSoD: Losing twice in the Team Championships, even after trying to save face severely damaged his confidence. He mostly returns to normal after taking a point off of Free.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: He styles his hair into an exaggerated pompadour. Like Ranjiro, it's a mystery where he gets strong enough hair gel to do so.
  • Logical Weakness: While Jinnius has the speed, attack, and stamina, it's still a heavy defense-type that can be knocked out of the ring with enough force depending on the angle, or if the opposing Bey attacks before Cyclone Wall activates. As for Cyclone Counter, if the opponent can shift their Bey below the Layer's drop, the Counter will be rendered ineffective and allows the opposing Bey to counter attack. Also, Joshua's special move requires the opposing Bey to be on the ground, so attacks from the air will render his bey's abilities useless.
  • Man in White: Is frequently seen donning a white suit.
  • Odd Friendship: He's a loud and overly dramatic actor; Free is a mostly apathetic blader.
  • Our Genies Are Different: His bey is based off a wind-type Genie.
  • Slave to PR: He strongly believes in keeping the fans happy, and always puts on a show to entertain the crowd when he battles. Him trying to save face after losing to Valt costs the Raging Bulls the championship.
    Joshua: *speaking to Daigo* The thing about making my fans happy...when I make a promise, I pretty much bend over backwards to keep it.
  • Signature Move: His Bey has three Special Moves:
    • Cyclone Wall uses wind pressure to create a wall around Jinnius that directs the opponent's Bey away from it after being attacked. If the Bey is still able to come into contact with Jinnius, then the air pressure can form a shield that attacks the Bey instead.
    • Cyclone Counter: Jinnius' layer smashes down onto the opponent to attack or counter a Bey when it attacks, causing a cyclone of force where the Bey crashes on the floor and bounces up, thereafter causing the opposing Bey to either receive a Ring-Out Finish from the wind or a Burst Finish.
    • Guard Twist: Jinnius' Guard Tip grips into the Tornado Ridge to speed up to both prevent a Ring-Out and counter attack the opponent.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Zac. They both appear in the early #20ish episodes, are celebrities of their own variety, with Joshua being a Hollywood actor to Zac's Japanese pop star, both belong to elite groups of the strongest bladers, and they spend their first episodes delivering curb-stomp battles to the main cast. What separates the two is that Joshua's Bey is a Defense type while Zac's is a Stamina type, and their hubris spreads a lot differently than expected.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's quite tall, has black hair, and is easy on the eyes.

    Snake Pit 

Boa Alcacer (Boa Alacazaba)

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Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese); Hunter Dillon (English)

  • Barrier Warrior: Both of Balkesh's special moves involve conjuring a protective shield that can be used to attack opponents.
  • Broken Pedestal: He strove to become as strong as Red Eye, but after seeing his idol get curb-stomped by Lui, he calls him pathetic.
  • Cool Scars: Has one on the bridge of his nose, as of Evolution #27.
  • Critical Status Buff: Arc Balkesh's Defense grows strongest when it's just about to Burst. Deconstructed in that if the opponent can break through that Defense, there is nothing else Boa can do.
  • Determinator: The boy refuses to falter even through the most difficult of training. With motivation from Red Eye, he pushed past his physical limits to earn Ark Balkesh.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • His surname. Alcacer —> Alcazaba in the dub.
    • Also His bey: Ark Bahamut —> Ark Balkesh
  • Friend to All Children: In Evolution #37, he befriends a group of kids while in New York. They later prove instrumental in helping Valt snap Boa out of his funk.
  • Heroic BSoD: He undergoes one in Evolution #47 after Valt defeats him, and he almost throws his bey away. Thankfully, Valt snaps him out of it.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname, both in Japan and English, is derived from "Alcazar", meaning "castle" or "fortress"; a nod to his Balkesh being a Defense-type. Similarly, his first name is Boa (like Boa Constrictor) and he hails from a secretive Blading facility called the Snake Pit.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Balkesh is based off of the Bahamut, the sea monster from Arabic folklore, but its avatar resembles a six-winged dragon.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Boa is genuinely a powerful Blader, and his acceptance into the International Blader's Cup cements that. However, compared to the upper-echelons of the Beyblade world, Boa struggles to keep up.
  • Signature Move: To compensate for its lack of attack, Ark Balkesh's special moves turns its defense into attack. There's his first special move, Final Guard, which links up with the layer after it's hit three times to create a red spherical shield to deflect attacks or cause a Ring-Out finish. If the opposing Bey is knocked in the air, it will crash down unto Balkesh's shield and most likely burst. Balkesh's second special move is Final Crash, where the shield forms, but Balkesh rides the slope of the stadium, using the momentum to crash into the opponent, making it useful for a Ring-Out or Burst Finish.
  • Stone Wall: Ark Balkesh is a defense-type, and it's sturdy and hard to knock over. However, it's not fast, and its burst potential only unlocks as the Burst layer reaches its limit.
  • Tagalong Kid: To Red Eye. His goal is to get stronger while serving him, and he plans to surpass him. Unlike Kenta from Metal Fight Beyblade, he is very strong from his debut, evident by his victory against Ren Wu.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When Valt stops him from throwing Balkesh away after their battle, Boa finally accepts his friendship and even warns him about Ashtem's true identity.

Alexander Gilten (Theodore Glass)

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Voiced by: Hozumi Gouda (Japanese); Marco Soriano (English)

  • Big Bad: While he's not an antagonist seeking to take over the world through Beyblade like Volkov, Dr. Ziggurat and Nemesis, or Doji, he's the driving force behind Red Eye's actions, the founder of the Raging Bulls, and BC Sol's main competitor through the World Beyblade Organization.
  • The Captain: Theodore is the head and founder of the Raging Bulls, America's representative team in the World Beyblade Tournament.
  • The Corrupter: To Shu Kurenai, causing him to become Red Eye.
  • Dub Name Change: Alexander Gilten —> Theodore Glass in the English dub, likely because his Japanese name is the same as Xander's real English name. His Snake Pit identity was also changed from Ashram —> Ashtem.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Subverted. Shu is growing incredibly strong as he planned, and he doesn't care how much mayhem Shu's causing.
  • Karma Houdini: The fact that he's the leader of the Snake Pit isn't brought up again after the Championships are finished and he suffers no consequences. Justified in that despite how harsh the Snake Pit's training is, no lives have been lost or endangered, there was no "Take Over The World" plan, and by the looks of Boa there is no mental trauma from his training regimen.
  • Multicolored Hair: In the form of brunet, blond, and white layers.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Seems to be this, from getting Free to leave BC Sol for the Raging Bulls. Also see The Corrupter above.
  • The Social Darwinist: He aims to create a team consisting of only the strongest bladers.
  • You Have Failed Me: As Ashtem, he kicks any and all Bladers out of the Snake Pit the instant they fail.

Norman Tarver/Gold Eye

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Voiced by: Yuu Wakabayashi (Japanese); Tyler Weeks (English)

  • The Ace: He used to be the Snake Pit's top Blader before Shu came along. He more than proves it by curb stomping everyone he battles, and it's telling that his only losses are against Valt (with Mid-Season Upgrade), Shu, and Kurtz.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He has dark bags under his eyes to go along with his pale skin.
  • Dub Name Change: His bey's name is changed from Twin Nemesis —> Noctemis.
  • Drop the Hammer: Noctemis' avatar wields a hammer.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His Twin Noctemis is incredibly fast and powerful; its attacks, Upper Crash and Colossus Hammer, are rarely encountered and difficult to defend against, and it has enough Stamina to where dodging until the opponent is weakened is a perfectly viable strategy.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: He whips his launcher out of his left sleeve when getting ready to battle.
  • Number Two: As Gold Eye, Norman is the second-in-command to Theodore alongside his Co-Dragon Silver Eye.
  • One Sided Rivalry: He wants to face off against Shu to prove who is the Snake Pit's strongest. Shu doesn't care.
  • Secret Identity: His true identity isn't revealed until he enters the International Blader's Cup.
  • Signature Move: He has two. The first is Colossus Hammer: In Colossus mode, Noctemis attacks the opponent with a crushing blow via its weight distribution from shifting the parts of the energy layer together. The second is Upper Crush, where Noctemis attacks the opponent with a move similar to an uppercut while in Upper mode.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappears after his match with Shu and isn't seen for the finale.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Shu/Red Eye destroys his Twin Noctemis during their match in episode 47.

Shadow Bladers


  • Acrofatic: Gray Eye has a much stockier build than the others, but is still very agile.
  • Affably Evil: Azure Eye is considered the friendliest of the Shadow Bladers, though it's downplayed in that they're not technically evil.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Their auras match with those of the protagonists.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: Black Eye has the ability of future sight, and up until his battle with Daigo, every one of his predictions had come true.
  • Evil Counterpart: They all possess dark copies of the main cast's Beyblades.
  • You Have Failed Me: Black Eye, Gray Eye, and Azure Eye get kicked out after losing to their respective counterparts. Violet Eye is also kicked out alongside Wakiya after losing a Battle Royale to Red Eye.
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    Others 

Carl

Voiced by: Valin Shinyei (English)

Ataru Okinaka

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Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese); Dayton Wall-Fouts (English)
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's the Bey trainer for Sunbat United, and was responsible for upgrading Wakiya's Wild Wyvron into Tempest Wyvron.
  • The Shut-In: According to Wakiya, he has a habit of cooping himself up in his lab to work, which results in him not being up to date on the latest Beyblade news.

Ange Lopez

Voiced by: Kyouko Chikiri (Japanese); Kelly Sheridan (English, Evolution); Allegra Clark (English, Turbo)

  • Good Parents: She's Kit's mother, but acts as one for Valt this season. She feeds the BC Sol team, gives them (and occasionally Trad or Kris) good advice, prefers if everyone calls her "mom", and even talked to Chiharu about making Beyblade bread at one point.

Honey Guten

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Voiced by: Aoi Koga (Japanese); Caitlyn Bairstow (English)

  • Big Sister Worship: She's very close to her big sister, Shasa.
  • Fangirl: She's a HUGE one of Joshua, to the point where she cheers for Joshua instead of her teammate Free in Evolution #43, and argues with Silas when he's slated to take on Joshua in the International Blader's Cup.
  • Missing Mom: She states that Ange's pudding is just like how her mom makes it, but we never see said aformentioned woman.
  • Meaningful Name: She's as sweet as you'd expect someone named Honey to be.
  • Nice Girl: Much like her sister, Honey is very cheerful and friendly.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: She's best friends with Kitt.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Like Kitt, she takes up Toko and Nika's roles in season 2.

Ivan

Voiced by: Zach LeBlanc (English)

  • The Smart Guy: Out of all the members of BC Sol, he's the most knowledgable about Beyblade. That becomes a factor in his decision to leave BC Sol.
  • Nice Guy: Remains friendly towards Valt and Rantaro, even as the two rise through the ranks.
  • Obsolete Mentor: Realizing that his blading skills aren't enough to keep him on the team, he decides to become a Beyblade trainer instead, using his intelligence to teach others how to become better bladers.
  • Put on a Bus: He leaves BC Sol in episode 11, but shows up a final time in episode 12 to wish the team good luck. He shows up again in episode 26 when advising members of the Royals.

Jango Matador (Django del Toro)

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Voiced by: Jun Konno (Japanese); Matthew Erickson (English)

  • Awesome Mccoolname: Can't get much more awesome than a surname that means "bullfighter/the bull".
  • The Casanova: Django's quite the flirt, and often tries to work his magic on the ladies.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in Evolution #27 as a member of Sunbat United.
  • Demoted to Extra: Feared Valt, Rantaro, and later, Silas' joining of the team would demote him from the top team. After his loss against Silas, he leaves the team.
  • Dub Name Change: Surname change: Matador —> del Toro. His first name is also spelled as Django in the dub.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: It's downplayed, but he can be arrogant at times, and it's suggested that he came from a higher class family and hates being under a lower rank. That being said, he is a decent blader and has a special move similar to Valt's Rush Launch.
  • Meaningful Name: He wears a jacket resembling that of a bullfighter's. His dub surname is Spanish for "bull".
  • Not Good with Rejection: When he attempts to persuade Kris into letting him have Free's spot on the team and she rebuffs him, he goes into Color Failure.
  • Put on a Bus: He leaves BC Sol in episode six. He'll find another team to regain his pride, and promises Stan that they'll meet again one day. He does just that when he and Stan meet each other again during the match between SB Rios and Sunbat United.
  • Short Hair with Tail: The majority of his hair is styled in a medium-length bob, with a braided tail that reaches past his waist.

Stan Hamburg

Voiced by: Michiko Kaiden (Japanese); Joey Forfellow (English)

  • The Bus Came Back: He returns as a member of SB Rios in Evolution #27.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He wears a pair of goggles propped up on his head, though he's never actually seen using them.
  • Insufferable Genius: While he's a jerk, at times he can back it up, and wins in his battle with AS Gallus.
  • Irony: Stan joins SB Rios due to them having two members of the Big Five (Xander and Ren Wu). By the end of the second season however, his former team, BC Sol, has THREE members (Valt, Free, and Silas).
  • Jerkass: Outside of Silas, he's the most aggressive member of BC Sol, and is (initially) rather antagonistic towards Valt and Rantaro, though it's mostly because he blames Valt for making Django leave, and thinks he isn't taking things seriously. Even when he has a point, he's rather self-centered and enjoys bullying (or at least trying to bully) Valt. At times, Shasa and Trad have had to ask him to relax.
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: When he sees Valt and Rantaro with Daigo's team, AS Gallus, he spreads a rumor to BC Sol that the former two are transferring teams. Had he just stuck around a few seconds longer, he would've heard them say that they were staying loyal to BC Sol.
  • Put on a Bus: He leaves for Brazil in Evolution #20.
  • Those Two Guys: He was often seen with Django until the latter left BC Sol.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Yes, he manages to become nastier than he was earlier in the series.
    • To be fair, he wasn't that antagonizing in the first few episodes compared to Django, and was somewhat the more polite one of the two (albeit, a little cocky as well). As soon as his friend leaves, he becomes meaner with every episode until he joins SB Rios, where he Took a Level in Kindness in good sportsmanship.

Ghasem Madal

Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (Japanese); Brad Swaile (English)

  • Arch-Enemy: He wants revenge against Silas because he destroyed the Beyblade that he received from his father.
  • Blood Knight: As a practitioner of Muay Thai, he loves showing his fighting instinct.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: His father was also a Muay Thai fighter who unfortunately died from an injury during an important match. Before his death, he gave Ghasem a Bey and told him that he’ll rise to become strong as well.
  • Diving Kick: Overlaps with Death from Above. While he himself kicks downwards with an axe kick, Maximus Garuda uses the upper force gathered in its layer. Once the Bey is in the air after receiving an attack, Garuda then strikes down with its performance tip.
  • Glass Cannon: Unusually for a Stamina type, Maximus Garuda has good stamina and attack partly due to the ability to gather upper force. While his power is comparable to Genesis Valtryek, once it's Death from Above attack fails or is deflected, Garuda's low center of gravity makes it susceptible to a Ring-Out or Burst Finish. This weakness allowed Legend Spryzen to perform a One-Hit KO in an instant.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: His bey, Maximus Garuda, represents the Avian bird god. And despite his aggression, he’s a noble person at heart.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The Bey that was given to him by his late father. Sadly, it was destroyed by Silas in his first Beybattle.
  • Wrecked Weapon: His beyblade is destroyed by Red Eye in episode 28.

Ruway Sun (Ren Wu Sun)

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Voiced by: Chiharu Sawashiro (Japanese); Dylan Sloane (English)

  • The Ace: Alongside Xander, he's a member of the Big 5: the five strongest bladers on the planet, and is ranked fourth.
  • Awesome by Analysis: He can accurately predict the path of the opponent's Beyblade by examining the launcher angle and the position of his opponent's eyes, no matter how complex the opponent's launch technique is.
  • Braids of Action: He wears his hair in a very long side braid.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Ren Wu's entire strategy boils down to "Predict the opponent's path, then intersect and weaken. If a Burst or Ring-Out is not achieved, activate Shelter Defense and win by Survivor Finish." If anything doesn't match his predictions (i.e. Genesis Valtryek's ever increasing speed or Ark Balkesh's Reverse Rotation), then his effectiveness dwindles.
  • Dub Name Change: Ruway —> Ren Wu in the English dub.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Xander. The two met at a martial arts tournament, but are on good terms with one another.
  • Simple Staff: He often uses a wooden staff when practicing martial arts.
  • Panthera Awesome: Shelter Regulus is named after the Leo constellation's brightest star, its avatar is a lion, and it's skilled in both Attack and Defense.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Like Quon, he initially doesn't understand why Xander thinks so highly of Valt. After Valt defeats him in the semi-finals of the World League, he changes his opinion of him.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Ren Wu's battles tend to be very drawn out as he chips away at the opponent's Stamina until they're weak enough for him to Burst or Ring-Out finish.
  • The Worf Effect: After his loss against Valt in the World League, his win record is non-existent. First, he's defeated by Boa to establish the boy's improvement and Ark Balkesh's power. Following his entry into the International Bladers Cup, he loses to Xander, Silas, Lui, Free, and Joshua, despite Xander and Silas ranking lower than him. He ends the tournament with a 0-5 win-loss streak.

Clio Delon

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Voiced by: Kokoa Amano (Japanese); Rebecca Shoichet (English)

  • Cute Little Fangs: As per his vampire shtick.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey, from Deep Chaos to Caynox.
  • Facial Markings: Has two red diamond-shaped markings near his left eye.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: His actual vampiric status is debatable, but Clio is a kind-hearted person who supports his teammates in AS Gallus, to the point where he even encourages Daigo in the semi-finals against Joshua. Although he unintentionally creeps out Cuza at times.
  • Leitmotif: He has pipe organ background music very reminiscent of vampires.
  • Nice Guy: Creepiness aside, Clio is one of the friendlier characters introduced in Evolution.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops one with Daigo after joining AS Gallus.
  • Vampiric Draining: Pun aside, Deep Caynox has the ability to drain its opponent's power to survive.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: It's debatable whether or not he's really a vampire, but Clio enjoys drinking a lot of tomato juice.
  • Voice of the Legion: His voice has an occasional reverb when he talks.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He doesn't appear during Valt's final match with Shu in the Evolution season finale.

Kurtz Baratier (Kurt Baratier)

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Voiced by: Genki Okawa (Japanese); James Kot (English)

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a former World Champion as well as the leader of an Underground Beyblade Ring, and he more than lives up to both reputations. After the Time Skip in Beyblade Burst Turbo, he faces off against Valt in the finals of the World Championship, without a Turbo upgrade.
  • Beef Gate: The only people capable of defeating him are those who are already in the upper-echelons of the Beyblade World (Shu), or those who have the potential to reach that level (Valt). Everyone else is casually curb stomped, even high ranking Snake Pit member Norman.
  • Cold Ham: Kurt keeps his battle persona tucked away under his intimidating nature, but once he gets excited in a battle, his personality takes a large step in hamminess.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Subverted. He can and will use every method of Attack possible in battle, from simple angled launches, to rebounding off of walls, to even a Goomba Stomp.
  • Critical Status Buff: When Boom Khalzar loses two clicks, its Attack power grows.
  • Dub Name Change: His bey: Beat Kukulcan —> Boom Khalzar in the English dub.
  • Feathered Serpent: Much like how Quon's Quetziko represents Quetzacoatl, the Mesoamerican snake deity, Kurt's Bey represents the Mayan snake deity, Kukulcan.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes each of his losses very well. The first against Shu has him laughing at the excitement of the challenge, and swearing to meet again in the finals. The second against Cuza has him smiling to himself and calmly accepting it. The third against Valt is to admit he had a lot of fun, and urge Valt to win the whole tournament so they can battle again.
  • Ironic Name: His first name means "short" in German, but he is one of the tallest characters in the series.
  • Jerkass: What does he do when Valt loses to him the first time? Try to stomp on Valtryek's Layer. He Took a Level in Kindness during their rematch out of respect for Valt's development.
  • Lonely at the Top: He was the World's #1 blader at some point, but gave up the title because he couldn't find any strong opponents to fight.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: His first name is German, while his last name is apparently French in origin.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red eyes and is a former world champion, so his prowess is to be respected.
  • Shock and Awe: Boom Khalzar's special moves incorporate electricity in his attacks.
  • Signature Move: Boom Khalzar has three: Skyscraper Boost, Thunder Attack and Bolt Attack.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is spelled with a 'z' in Japan.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: See above.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: His wild green and yellow hair resembles his Bey avatar's plumage.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's strangely absent during Valt's final match with Shu.

Introduced in Turbo

    Main Characters 

Aiga Akaba (Aiger Akabane)

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Voiced by: Tomoko Ikeda (Japanese); Laura Stahl (English)

  • The Ace: His return in Rise reestablishes him as the World Champion since his battle with Valt in the season 3 finale.
  • Alliterative Name: Aiger Akabane
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When it's unknown who his title match will be against, Aiger states that he doesn't care who it is so long as they're strong. Cue Hyde.
  • Big Eater: He managed to finish three bowls piled high with food by himself without breaking a sweat.
  • Blood Knight: After his battle with Valt, Aiger goes on a journey to defeat as many opponents as possible, at one point racking up an 88 and then 100 winning streak. Becomes this even more so after his high resonance with Z Achilles begins to take him over.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": He has an upside-down "A" on his jacket and one painted on his left cheek.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in Rise #22 with his new Union Achilles.
  • But Now I Must Go: Witnessing the destruction of Geist Fafnir at the hands of Phi & Dread Phoenix inspires him to go on a training journey in order to further strengthen the bond between him and Turbo Achilles.
  • Catchphrase: He frequently states that he'll "blow everyone away".
  • Character Development: Started off as rather cocky and big-mouthed and only played the sport to win, which was made worse by Phi's corruption. Fortunately, he comes to his senses and has gotten himself back on the right path to becoming a true Blader, with him being much friendlier, altruistic, and willing to listen to others.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Is this to Valt. To wit:
    • Valt started as naïve, didn't even know how to launch properly, and had to grow bit by bit in his adventure -> Aiger is shown as a prodigy on his first try.
    • Valt had to slowly figure out how to understand his Beyblade's parts and abilities -> Aiger immediately knows how to make full use of the Xtend Tip.
    • Valt started as more interested in having fun rather than winning -> Aiger started as more obssessed with winning rather than having fun.
    • Valt is blue -> Aiger is red.
  • Cool Big Bro: Naru sees him this way.
  • Demoted to Extra: Since Dante is the main protagonist for Rise, Aiger is now a recurring character.
  • Dub Name Change: Aiga Akaba —> Aiger Akabane in the dub.
    • And his Z Achilles' evolved form, Cho-Z Achilles —> Turbo Achilles.
  • Facial Markings: See above.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's a brunet, but his hair turns red during battle whenever he resonates with Achilles.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He gushes over seeing a sheep while at Beigoma Academy. Justified in that he lived on a farm for most of his life. He also opts to sleep in a tent in the school's petting zoo instead of the dorms.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice becomes quite raspy when yelling, especially when he uses dark resonance...
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His blue eyes glow when he's under the effects of dark resonance.
  • Hair Decorations: He pins his hair back with four white barettes and a blue hair tie.
  • Heroic BSoD: Gets one after being brought back to his senses after losing Z Achilles. Fortunately, he quickly snaps out of it.
  • Hot-Blooded: He'll eagerly jump into a battle with anyone, no matter who it is.
  • Humble Pie: Gets a HUGE slice of it after being purged of the dark power and having Z Achilles destroyed.
  • Instant Expert: On Aiger's first attempt at Beyblade, he perfectly copies Valt's launch technique with no mishaps.
  • Irony: Aiger's dark resonance originated from his fear of Phi destroying Z Achilles. During a match with the latter, his Bey does break, but it was due to Aiger forcing Achilles to fight far beyond its limits, and ignoring his warnings that something was wrong.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Z Achilles is a Balance Type and is supposed to be this. However, Aiger uses it as if it were nothing but a pure Attack Type.
  • Kid Hero: He replaces Valt as the new main protagonist for Turbo.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Him destroying Wonder Valtryek and refusing to believe Shu's explanation that he is hurting Achilles comes back to bite him HARD in Turbo #37.
  • Logical Weakness: As with Turbo Valtryek and Spryzen, Achilles' "Turbo Awakening" gimmick can be nullified by pushing the Turbo Blades back in. See Valt and Shu's sections above.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Two over the course of Turbo. First is an upgraded launcher set-up and the Xtend+ Chip, the latter of which changes Z Achilles from a Jack-of-All-Stats style Balance Type to a Multiform Balance style Balance Type with an Attack, Defense and Stamina Mode. The second is the upgrade to Turbo Achilles with the Turbo Awakening System and the new Dimension tip with an Attack Mode and Balance Mode, with three height settings for each.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In Turbo #37, he realizes he pushed Achilles too far, leading to his Bey's destruction during his match with Phi.
  • Nature Lover: When not helping out on his parent's farm, his preferred way of spending time was playing in the forest nearby. He first met Valt when he saved him from falling off a high cliff by swinging from a vine to catch him.
  • New Transfer Student: Aiger transfers from his old town’s school to Beigoma, but only decides on staying if the bladers are worth his time, much to Toko and Nika’s exasperation.
  • No Indoor Voice: Hardly an episode goes by when he isn't heard yelling.
  • Our Spirits Are Different: As an avatar, Z Achilles is Aiger’s bey partner, but he’s one of the few spirits that visibly speaks to its owner in Burst.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: For someone who just recently started Beyblade, him racking up a 100-win streak is really saying something. Plus, he's as short as Valt was back in season 1.
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: The main reason why he lost to Hyde twice in a row. He taunts Aiger and tricks him into keeping Achilles in Attack Mode out of anger, making Aiger predictable.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: When he gets really fired up in a battle, his hair comes loose, turns red, and grows wilder.
  • Put on a Bus: Is replaced by Dante Koryu as season 4's main protagonist. However, he makes a cameo in the updated version of Rise's opening, and later returns in #22.
  • Red Baron: The Crimson/Scarlet Supernova.
  • Red Is Heroic: His bey and aura are red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Valt's blue, in terms of both aura & bey colors and personalities.
  • Signature Move:
    • For Z Achilles
      • Z Launch: A standard angled launch to attack an opponent in the center of the stadium.
      • Z Breaker: With the Xtend Tip on its higher setting, Z Achilles attacks the opponent from a downward angle to circumvent some abilities of the opponent.
      • Z Defense: By spinning at high speed, Achilles uses its short edges to deflect incoming attacks and return damage.
      • Z Whip: With its tip set to lower mode, Achilles hits the opponent's bey head on, using its long, sword-like edge to slash across the opponent's layer.
      • Z Dive: Using the power from an opponent’s attack, Achilles flies into the air, using gravity to increase the speed and power of its fall to inflict massive damage on its opponent.
    • For Turbo Achilles (not including the upgraded Turbo versions of the aforementioned moves)
      • Turbo Upper: With Turbo Achilles in its lowest Attack Mode, it attacks the opponent from below.
      • Turbo Shield: By ricocheting off a wall, Turbo Achilles tilts and defends against an Attack with the shield on its front face.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In his first few episodes, he couldn't go more than a minute without bragging about becoming the "strongest, most unbeatable" hero. Later on, he becomes more humble and grounded.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Aiger has a surprising level of upper body strength, likely due to having spent his entire life swinging from treetops, climbing mountains, (etc.).
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: His high resonance with Achilles slowly begins to corrupt him, leading him to destroy Valt's Wonder Valtryek.
  • Synchronization: Some time after being corrupted with the dark power, Aiger starts feeling Achilles' pain during battle, which he mistakes as a sign of true resonance. Only after Achilles' destruction is he forced to face the cold, hard truth: That said pain was not a mark of resonance, but a warning from Achilles that something was wrong.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After developing his Super-Powered Evil Side, Aiger becomes cockier and incredibly aggressive, throwing tantrums whenever he loses, refusing to see any fault on his end, and lashing out at his friends when they try to console or help him. However...
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After being brought back to his senses (albeit after losing Z Achilles), Aiger is much more humble and willing to establish a proper bond with his new Turbo Achilles.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Z Achilles is destroyed in a battle with Phi in episode 37. Fortunately, it is rebuilt an episode later into Turbo Achilles.

Naru Akaba(ne)

Voiced By: Marina Inoue (Japanese); Christie Marie Cabanos (English)
Aiger’s younger sister and his centered voice of reason.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Aiger views her as such sometimes.
  • Big Brother Worship: She's very supportive of her brother and looks up to him.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Like her mother, Naru's hair is the same color as her eyes.
  • Cheerful Child: She's very friendly, and happily helps her older brother care for the animals in the school's petting zoo.
  • Farm Girl: Just like her brother, she grew up on a farm before his desire to become a Blader led them both to Beigoma.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She's the responsible to Aiger's foolish.
  • Ms. Exposition: She explains the different Bey types to Aiger when he first creates Z Achilles.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a white beanie with a blue pom-pom on top.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the blue to Aiger's red, both in temperament and in color scheme.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The new adorable moe kid character for Turbo now that Toko and Nika are in middle school. Fittingly, she's also Aiger's sister.

Ranjiro Kiyama

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Voiced by: Fumihiro Okabayashi (Japanese); Derek Stephen Prince (English)

  • Benevolent Boss: He treats the other members of his Bey Club well, and they like him back.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He himself isn't an older sibling, but he later becomes quite protective of Aiger, especially after the latter develops his Super-Powered Evil Side.
  • Big Brother Worship: He decided to take up Beyblading because of his older brother. The flashback in Turbo episode 3 implies that the two were very close.
  • Blow You Away: Crash Roktavor's special move, Roktavor Typhoon, involves using its metal wings to generate upper force to repel opponents. The move itself is very similar to Rantaro's Roktavor Zone.
  • Double Standard: He's perfectly fine with Aiger deliberately breaking Valt's Bey, but isn't okay when someone else does the same to Aiger.
  • Dub Name Change: Not him, but his gang: Rebel Bey Gang —> Wild Bey Gang.
  • Hammerspace: He often carries around a large comb that he seems to pull out of thin air, much like with his older brother. Apparently, pocket dimensions run in the family.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Where he gets strong enough hair gel (and how he affords it) to maintain that upright 'do of his will forever remain a mystery.
  • The Leader: See below
  • Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters: The leader of one, the Wild Bey Gang. After Aiger defeats his gang members, he decides to teach Aiger a lesson.
  • No Sympathy: He couldn't care less that Aiger broke Valt's bey, even telling those who were concerned to suck it up simply because Aiger still won.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's known as "Socho" in Japan. In the dub, everyone calls him "Cap'n".
  • Oral Fixation: Like his brother, he's always seen with a lollipop in his mouth, albeit a green one.
  • Signature Move: Alongside Roktavor Typhoon, Ranjiro developed a new special move, Hurricane Counter: Crash Roktavor uses its Reach Frame’s spikes to counterattack a Beyblade if it attempts to strike at a lower angle.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Save for the hair and bandage placement, he's the spitting image of his older brother, Rantaro.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mentioned during his Spot the Imposter moment with Count Nightfell; curry with rice, hamburgers, and ramen.
  • Worthy Opponent: During their battle, Ranjiro comes to view Aiger as a worthy rival. When he and Fubuki reject Aiger's idea of creating a strategy for the three to beat Lui, he's the first of the two to compromise on a solution.

Fubuki Sumiye

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Voiced by: Rikuya Yasuda (Japanese); Billy Kametz (English); Zachary Young (English, Evolution ep. 51)

  • Berserk Button: Any mention of the word "genius". May be justified, given that he takes after Shu's hard work ethic. He also can't stand people who talk a big game, but can't back it up.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Turbo Episode #20, and later partakes in the Battleship Cruise tournament.
  • Cheerful Child: As shown in the Evolution season finale, he was quite excitable when he was younger.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Months after the International Blader's Cup, a young Fubuki, implied to be a freshman at Beigoma, appears in the finale of season two, asking Shu if he could battle him.
  • The Leader: He succeeds Valt as the new captain of the Beigoma Academy Bey Club.
  • Lightning Bruiser: For a Defense-type, Emperor Forneus is quite fast and nimble. Its special move, Emperor Guard, involves using its 12-bladed Layer to deflect attacks, and it can use the Yard tip's outer rim to drift about the stadium to build up speed and power for its other special move, Emperor Drift.
  • Making a Splash: Since Forneus is often depicted as a sea monster in mythology, Emperor Forneus' avatar is a giant shark.
  • Only Sane Man: Between him, Aiger and Ranjiro, he's the most calm and level-headed character, and is the only one who notices Aiger's corruption immediately. He's also one of the few who were openly concerned about Aiger breaking Valt's Bey, whereas everyone else didn't care at all.
  • Put on a Bus: In Turbo #13, he decides to travel to America after some persuading from Shu.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. Like Shu, he has red eyes but is not evil.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His surname is spelled with a 'y' in the dub.

Suoh Goshuin (Genji)

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Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese); Kyle McCarley (English)

  • Artifact of Doom: Heat Salamander was crafted from a cursed family heirloom called the Dragon's Fang.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Suoh acts well mannered and friendly, but underneath that smile is an arrogant, judgmental adversary who holds everyone in low regards, and even belittles Fubuki.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Petals of cherry blossoms will sometimes flutter by when he makes an appearance. Perhaps justified, given he's a practitioner of ikebana.
  • Demonic Possession: Subverted; the show drops hints that this is the case, but it later becomes clear that Suoh's behavior is all his own.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being one of the main characters of Turbo, he gets less focus after the Battleship Cruise arc.
  • Dub Name Change: Surname change. Goshuin —> Genji.
    • His Bey as well: Hell Salamander —> Heat Salamander.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Considering the way he treated Fubuki during the Luinor Cup and Battleship Cruise, Suoh's certainly not one to talk about anyone having changed, yet even he was disturbed by how far Aiger was willing to go for the sake of power.
  • Eyes Always Shut: He usually keeps his eyes closed, but they open when he gets serious in battle.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In the dub, his voice becomes deeper and raspier when his bad side takes over.
  • Facial Markings: He gains a red zig-zaggy mark on his right cheek after obtaining Heat Salamander.
  • Fiery Salamander: His Bey, Heat Salamander, is based off of the eponymous mythical fire-breathing lizard.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He's associated with fuschia, has an eloquent, graceful personality and manner of speech (outside of battle, anyway), and practices ikebana.
  • The Lancer: Before the finals of the Luinor Cup, Suoh was the second-in-command of the Beigoma Academy Bey Club, and Fubuki’s most trusted advisor before his betrayal.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: In the original Japanese, unlike every other Blader, Suoh's special moves are all in Japanese rather than English. Furthermore, in both the original Japanese and dub, his special moves have very grandiose names.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Heat Salamander's avatar manifests as a draconic lizard beast with purple flaming wings.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He rarely ever drops his smile.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His white hair completely covers his right eye. When in battle, his bangs flip to cover his left eye.
  • Playing with Fire: His Bey is fire-based, and all of his special moves have something to do with fire as well.
  • Put on a Bus: He is last seen riding a chopper back to Japan after being eliminated from the Battleship Cruise. He returns a few episodes later.
  • Signature Move:
    • Swirling Inferno: A strong attack with Salamander in Defense Mode.
    • Rain of Swordfire: In Attack Mode, Salamander dives down on the opponent, with the Layer rather than the Driver.
    • Crimson Lotus Blaze: Salamander takes the center of the Stadium and improves its Defense.
  • Split Personality: Usually very calm and composed...until he gets Heat Salamander, after which he reveals a fiercer, more ruthless side to him.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His eyes are usually shut, but they glow a fierce gold when in battle.
  • We Used to Be Friends: By the time of their battle, Suoh completely disowns Fubuki as a friend. However, by Turbo #42, they seem to have made amends.
  • Wrecked Weapon: His old beyblade was destroyed in between his battle with Lui before the start of Turbo. According to his conversation with Fubuki, he is designing a new beyblade, which is later revealed to be Heat Salamander.

    Others 

Houi Oh (Hae-jin)

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Voiced by Yuuki Hayashi (Japanese); Xander Mobus (English)

  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: In his debut episode, he broke the launch power measuring machine used to register for the Luinor Cup. He still got in, though.
  • Dub Name Change: Houi —> Hae-jin in the dub.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being eliminated from the cruise.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His attire consists of a black mono-sleeve shirt.
  • Friendly Rival: In contrast to Ranjiro, Fubuki, Suoh, and Koji, Hae-jin is one of Aiger’s strongest yet friendliest rivals, often advising Aiger while also remaining competitive, albeit not to a negative level.
  • Gentle Giant: Like Xander, he's the tallest and most muscular character of the Turbo cast, but wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • Heroic Build: See above.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese name, Houi, is a Wade–Giles name of an expert archer hero in Chinese Folklore who shot down nine suns. And he, Hae-jin, is an expert archer, and his Bey is also an expert archer.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Like Shu, Fubuki, Xander, and Akira, he has red eyes, but isn't evil.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: He's an expert archer, and he even launches his Bey much like an archer would.
  • The Unsmile: He has difficulty smiling properly, much to Naru and Aiger's dismay. However...
  • When He Smiles: He smiles for real after his battle with Aiger in Turbo #12, and it's a very pleasant sight. Unfortunately, Aiger doesn't get to see it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Quite literally, as revealed in Turbo #10.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After being eliminated from the Battleship Cruise, he isn't seen afterwards aside from a few cameos.

Taiga Akaba(ne)

Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (Japanese); Marc Diraison (English)

  • Break His Heart to Save Him: He coldly dismisses Aiger's desire to become a blader, though it was only because he wanted to protect him from potentially being possessed by his Bey.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's stated to be one of the best Bey trainers in the world, and is known for creating the world's first Turbo Bey.
  • Good Parents: He loves both his children, and just wants to keep them safe from the dangers of Bey possession, even though deep down, he really did want Aiger to be a Blader.
  • Like Father, Like Son: His son gets his competitiveness and tenacity from him.
  • Papa Wolf: While his initial dismissal of Aiger is harsh, he wants his son to be safe and avoid the dangers of being exposed to Turbo metal. His worst fear is all but proven true later on.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: He has slits shaved into his eyebrows.

Kanna Akaba(ne)

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voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese); Allegra Clark (English)

  • Curtains Match The Windows: Her eyes are the same shade as her ginger hair.
  • Good Parents: She loves her children, and advises Aiger to follow his dream while having Naru support him on the sidelines.
  • Motherly Side Plait: More like side braid, but she wears her braided hair over her shoulder.

Koji Konda

voiced by: Wendee Lee (English)

  • Ascended Extra: From a cameo with the rest of his siblings way back in season 1 to a supporting character in season 3.
  • The Big Guy: The most physically gifted member of the Beigoma Academy Bey Club. He tends to be extremely aggressive, even compared to Suoh.
  • The Cameo: Fubuki actually isn't the first Turbo character to be introduced before season 3, he is. Back in season one, he was introduced as Hoji's younger brother with the rest of his siblings, particularly appearing during the Area Selection Tournament.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He's basically Hoji, but with glasses and freckles.
  • Unknown Rival: He really wants to defeat Aiger, and tends to act hostile towards him, but Aiga only treats him like a friendly rival. He mellows out later on, even congratulating Aiger on his victory in Turbo #28.

Tobisuke

voiced by: Tara Sands (English)

  • Number Two: He acts as Ranjiro's enforcer for the Wild Bey Gang.

Harumi Hijikawa

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voiced by: Landon McDonald (English)

Benimaru

voiced by: Tony Oliver (English)

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He's level-headed for the most part, but gets carried away with his addiction to sci-fi comics.
  • The Big Guy: The strongman of the Wild Bey Gang, and the first to deal with Aiger and the main Bey Club with force.

Jonji

voiced by: Erik Scott Kimerer (English)

Gumita

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voiced by: Erica Mendez (English)

Phi

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Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Greg Chun (English); Casey Mongillo (English, flashback of Turbo ep. 41)

  • The Ace: He somehow managed to soar through the world ranks undefeated.
  • Ambiguously Human: He mysteriously appears in a forest where a meteorite fell to Earth. Naru even asks if he's an alien.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He, or rather Phoenix, strives to become the strongest Blader in the world. To that end, he will seek out and crush other strong Bladers so that they cannot oppose him.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He comes from a noble family, and has very malicious intentions in mind.
  • Attack Its Weakpoint: When up against Beyblades with the Turbo Awakening System, Phi aims his attacks at their Turbo Blades to deactivate the System, else he cannot destroy their Layers.
  • Beauty Is Bad: He's one of the most attractive Bladers in the series, yet his wanton destruction of other Beys roots him firmly on the side of evil.
  • Big Bad: Of Turbo.
  • Big Brother Bully: Turned out to be this to Hyde when they were younger.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: His sclerae turn black when he uses the dark power.
  • Call-Back: Revive Phoenix was created from a meteorite. Now, where have we seen that before?
  • Cold Ham: He's usually calm and composed, but as Turbo #16 and #43 show, he has a penchant for dramatic entrances.
  • Creepy Twins: He and Hyde definitely give off this vibe since their nature as humans is...suspicious; they live in an ominous, gothic-style castle outfitted with traps, and they delight in treating opponents like playthings, with Phi in particular reveling in destruction.
  • The Corrupter: He's the one responsible for corrupting Aiger in the first place, and later appears to try the same thing with Shu.
  • The Dreaded: He's feared by many for the delight he takes in causing destruction.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He broke Laban's Vise Leopard just for peeking into his soul. Heck, his whole Start of Darkness happened all because his little brother picked the Bey that HE originally wanted (Hades).
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a very deep voice in the dub, with the malicious agenda to match.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After obtaining Dread Phoenix, he switches out his attire for a darker, more sinister look.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Maintains a polite and friendly demeanor even as he's about to shatter your Bey.
  • Foil: To Red Eye. Both are strong Bladers who will destroy their opponents to get what they want. However, whereas Shu had been manipulated by outside forces and sought power following a string of traumatic losses to Lui and Free, Phi chose to become evil out of his own free will, and destroys Beys for no reason other than for the sake of destroying Beys.
  • A God Am I: He wastes no time boasting about being a "god" (lord in the dub) and how "no one can stand against a god" in Turbo #50.
  • Hair Flip: Will sometimes do this before starting a battle, which highlights his arrogance. Observe.
  • Hero Killer: Non-fatal example; as of Turbo #47, he has destroyed the beys of five Bladers (though he broke Z Achilles by accident). While three have long since been repaired, the other two are still not accounted for.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Against Aiger, Phi sets up a custom rule where only Burst Finishes count for points, so the battle can only end (for him) with Turbo Achilles' destruction. Phi would have won via Survivor and Ring-Out Finishes in the beginning of the match if it weren't for that rule.
  • Knight of Cerebus: After the destruction of Z Achilles in Turbo #37, any appearance from him immediately snuffs out whatever mood was present before, with a battle most likely following not long after.
  • Leitmotif: His appearances will sometimes be marked with an ominous chorus. At other times, an organ pipe tune will play.
  • Lean and Mean: He's fairly tall with a slender build, and has one heck of a cruel goal to obtain via the destruction of his opponents' beys.
  • Light Is Not Good: He has a very beautiful appearance and wields a fire-based bey, but as his entries inform, he is nowhere near benevolent.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Phoenix is quite fast for a Defense-type, and is able to remove the armor on its layer to help increase its speed.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has hair that falls to his waist, and is quite handsome as well.
  • Mask of Sanity: Initially presented himself as cool and collected, but after obtaining Dread Phoenix, his sanity seems to have departed.
  • Mystical White Hair: He has white hair, and is one of the most powerful/abnormal Bladers in the series.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Lord of Destruction.
  • Not So Stoic: He's calm for the most part, but his argument with Hyde following his loss to Aiger in Turbo #50 is the first time Phi has ever been shown shouting or getting legitimately angry.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: While he likes winning regardless, Phi seems to particularly enjoy defeating powerful Bladers; this is the reason he's sweating Aiger's resonance so hard, as he wants him to grow into a strong enough Worthy Opponent to crush.
  • Only One Name: See Hyde's entry below.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He holds this view about Aiger, stating that the only reason he didn't challenge him to a title match is because he wants the joy of destroying Achilles to belong to him alone.
  • Playing with Fire: Revive Phoenix is based off the eponymous legendary immortal bird of fire.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Upon tapping into his dark resonance, his normally fiery red aura turns dark purple. Revive Phoenix itself also becomes its Black Wing version.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Gains a dark purple aura when using his Bey's resonance, and is a crazy strong Blader to match.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: He wins his battle with Aiger in Turbo #37, but at the cost of accidentally breaking Z Achilles.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His new attire after getting Dread Phoenix is a black bodysuit with red accents to go along with his dark power. His new Bey is also of the same colors.
  • Sadist: As stated by Free, Phi enjoys his opponents' pain and misery, and the reason why he planned on saving Valt for last was because he wants him to see his friends' (Free, Shu, and Aiger) suffering.
  • Shadow Archetype:
    • He's basically Shu if he were still Red Eye.
    • He also represents how Aiger could’ve ended up if he’d never been purged of the dark power.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: He and his brother, Hyde both have Heterochromia iridum; one of each of their eyes is red.
  • Signature Move:
    • For Revive Phoenix:
      • Phoenix Break: The Friction tip's rubber comes into contact with the stadium, granting Revive Phoenix high speed movements and attacks.
      • Revive Impact: Phoenix jumps up and dives down on the opponent.
      • Revive Crush: Using the opponent's attack, the Revive Armor is sent up in the air and crashes down on the opponent while Phoenix simultaneously crashes into the opponent from the opposite side, crushing them. This technique is typically strong enough to destroy an opponent's Layer.
    • For Dread Phoenix:
      • Dread Break: Performed in the same manner as Phoenix Break.
      • Dread Crush: See Revive Crush above.
      • Dread Cannon: Once its Dread Armor is removed, using the Friction tip's rubber, Phoenix launches the heavy Armor at the opponent. It's capable of interrupting the opponent's Special Attacks. Has a variation similar to Dread Hades' Dread Gravity, where Phoenix circles around the opponent to continuously strike the Dread Armor into the opponent, who is pinned in the center of the circle by the launched armor.
      • Double Dread Cannon: If the opponent avoids a Dread Crush, Phoenix knocks the ricocheting Armor back at the opponent.
      • Dread Cannon Crush: At the same time as a Dread Cannon, Phoenix crashes into the opponent from the opposite side. It is much stronger than the Dead Armor Press.
      • Diving Dread Cannon Crush: An aerial variant of the Dead Cannon Crush.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He takes great pleasure in tormenting his opponents and treating them like tools, all while speaking with a calm, gentle voice.
  • Spoiled Brat: Given that he started his Bey-shattering spree just because he didn't get the Bey he wanted as a child, he more than qualifies.
  • This Cannot Be!: He's so shocked by his loss to Aiger in Turbo #50 that he can't even comprehend WHY he lost.
  • Wicked Cultured: He speaks in an eloquent manner, and is shown to enjoy tea, play the piano, and read large literature books in the manga.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His wild white hair contrasts with his dark demeanor.

Laban Vanot

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Voiced by: Matsumi Tamura (Japanese); Jeannie Tirado (English)

  • Color-Coded Eyes: His green eyes highlight his mystical abilities as a fortuneteller and his connection to nature.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Leopard’s special move, Howling Bite, involves clamping down on the opposing Bey and rapidly spinning them around before tossing them into the stadium walls, much like a Human Hammer-Throw.
  • Foreshadowing: When trying to make a prediction with rocks during Aiger and Lui's match, the rocks tumble over, something he states has never happened before. He's immediately worried, and hopes it isn't a sign that something bad will happen. When Aiger's arm is injured, he mistakes that as the bad thing. Turns out the truth was far worse than that.
  • Fortune Teller: Is introduced as this, using different elements in nature (rocks, shadows, water, etc.) to predict the future. This turns out to be a bad thing when he tries to see into Phi's soul in episode 24, as what he sees makes him leap back and growl.
  • Fluffy Tamer: No surprise, given he has no problem being around big cats.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Several scenes show him hanging around some penguins, a leopard, and a jaguar.
  • Leitmotif: A tribal chorus will often play whenever he's victorious in a battle or making a prediction with his fortunes.
  • Panthera Awesome: Vise Leopard is based off of the big cat of the same name.
  • Red Baron: The Beast King.
  • Now, That's Using Your Teeth!: Leopard’s Energy Layer has a large mouth lined with red "teeth" that are used to bite down on the opponent and deliver a powerful attack.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Has the ability to communicate with animals, such as a lizard and a caracal.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Vise Leopard is destroyed by Phi in Turbo #24, but is later repaired in #45.

Xhan Bogard (Xavier)

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Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese); Griffin Burns (English)

  • Antiquated Linguistics: He speaks like a hero hailing from legends of old.
  • The Ace: One of the members of the Turbo 4, the four strongest bladers of the Turbo generation. In his debut alone, he defeated another member of the Turbo 4, Hae-jin, and Aiger. By the end of the Battleship Cruise, he's around third to fourth place, only behind Aiger and Phi, coming closest to beating the latter, and barely losing to the former after several battles.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in #44 of Turbo to help Aiger train with Turbo Achilles.
  • Cool Crown: His spiky grey hair gives off this look. Fitting since he's a prince.
  • Crippling Overspecialisation: Has the same problem as his mentor Xander, in that his strategy boils down to "Attack. If the attack is not strong enough, lose two clicks and use Tetra/Penta Saber". Downplayed here as well, since Breaker Xcalius' attack power is still hard to beat.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • Xhan —> Xavier in the dub.
    • Also, his bey: Buster Xcalibur —> Breaker Xcalius.
  • Dump Stat: Like Xander and his Surge Xcalius, Xavier's Xcalius' Breaker Mode allows for powerful One-Hit KOs, but has poor stamina.
  • The Hero: Thinks he is this. He's not, that's Aiger.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He fancies himself a hero and wields a bey based on Excalibur, the legendary sword of Arthurian lore.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Implied by the fact that upon seeing him have fun with Aiger, one of the servants states in episode 44 that it's the first time they've seen Xavier so happy.
  • Privileged Rival: To Aiger, being a prince in contrast to Aiger's upbringing on a farm.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only a little taller than Aiger and a member of the Turbo 4, the four strongest Bladers of the next generation. Furthermore, he's a practitioner of martial arts and a pupil of Xander.
  • Put on a Bus: Isn't seen for a while (save for a few cameos) after Valt and Aiger's battle in Turbo #28.
  • Red Is Heroic: Fitting his belief that he is a hero, he wears red in his main outfit, and his Battle Aura is also red. His martial arts uniform leans to the other side of the spectrum.
  • Signature Move: Along with Dual Sabers and Triple Saber (see Xander's section above), Xavier also has Tetra Saber (where while Xcalius is in Breaker Mode, the point on the 1' Forge Disc and the edge on the Sword Performance Tip align, creating 4-point attacks to deal massive damage), and later introduces Penta Saber, which uses the Dagger Frame to deal even more damage than Tetra Saber.
    • In Turbo episode 44, he introduces Impact Wall, which consists of Xcalius knocking the opponent's bey into a wall, then using the wall to lock onto its opponent and deal a devastating attack.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Overlaps with Sheltered Aristocrat. Given he's a member of the Turbo 4, his Bey certainly packs a punch, but he had no qualms about revealing his most powerful attack to Kyle. Even after telling Kyle to his face that he doesn't trust him, he deems his shady actions beneath his suspicions.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Being of royal birth has not diminished his nice demeanor one bit.
  • Warrior Prince: If you count Beyblade as a form of combat.
  • Worthy Opponent: He has this view about Aiger, to the point where he officially declares him his rival.

Kyle Hakim


Voiced by: Masahito Yabe (Japanese); Zach Aguilar (English)
  • Animal Motifs: Foxes. Kyle wears a fox mask, loves acting mischievous towards others, and is very fast and agile.
  • Evil Laugh: He constantly chuckles to himself while observing the other Battleship participants.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The right leg of his jumpsuit is cut off at the thigh.
  • Facial Markings: Has several red markings all over his face.
  • Informed Attribute: He likes to boast about being a "high caliber" blader, yet he has one of the worst win-loss records to date, and also resorts to cheating at times.
  • It's Personal: He's had a beef with Phi ever since the latter aimed Phoenix at his face to try to break his mask, resulting in Kyle accidentally dropping his phone and cracking the screen.
  • Karma Houdini: After collecting data off other bladers for Dread Tower, the worst he gets is being beaten in a beybattle against Aiger, which breaks his mask; even then, Kyle manages to taunt him over his dark resonance and have the last word before never being seen again.
  • Le Parkour: Kyle is fast and agile, able to wall jump and leap about without much difficulty.
  • Logical Weakness: He specializes in strong defense with his Hazard Kerbeus, but has weak points:
    • Hitting the base of his Hazard Kerbeus' Layer can affect his Bey's defense and stamina.
    • Pushing the chains far enough can cause the Bey's chains to work against it (as demonstrated by Free).
  • The Mole: He's revealed to have been collecting data from the characters during the Battleship Cruise arc to use for Dread Tower.
  • The Prankster: Kyle had a bit of fun messing around on the Dark Betty ghost ship, trolling and pranking the hell out of Aiger & Ranjiro's group, and enjoying when they assumed he was the ghost.
  • Put on a Bus: After being eliminated from the Battleship Cruise. He returns later to battle Free, and then Aiger at Dread Tower.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He spends the entirety of Turbo #18 insulting the Battleship participants who struggle to make it to the goal, and smugly calls himself a "high caliber" Blader...only to end up losing to Aiger.
  • Training from Hell: Implied, given he states that he had to endure "horrid conditions" just to obtain Kerbeus. Of course, he only mentions this after Aiger asks if he's even slightly cold...because they're about to duke it out in the Battleship's cold storage.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After exiting Dread Tower in Turbo #32, he is never seen again afterwards.
  • Who Was That Masked Index?: Kyle wears a mask that closely resembles a fox, which he uses to hide his face to avoid giving away strategies based on his expressions. His face is revealed in Turbo #31 during a battle with Free.
  • The Worf Effect: After his losses against Phi and Ranjiro, he hasn't won a single battle thus far, not even gaining a single point.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Much emphasis is put on his yellow eyes when he removes his mask. Then there's the fact that he was essentially spying on the other characters...

Hearts (Hyde)

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Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Greg Chun (English); Allegra Clark (English, flashback of Turbo ep. 41)
  • Always Someone Better: Phi was this to him when they were children, and continues to be so in the present.
  • Blood Knight: Despite feeling the pain of every strike an opponent lands on Dread Hades, Hyde's usual response is to get fired up. Even when it's shown that particularly strong attacks clearly hurt him, he dishes out as much punishment as he takes and then some.
  • Character Tic: He has a habit of licking his lips/sticking his tongue out.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: By virtue of having the same "Dark Power" that Aiger develops, Hyde experiences Phantom Pains whenever Dread Hades receives damage. It typically just excites him. Less so when he realizes he's gonna lose, and especially not when up against his brother.
  • Creepy Twins: He can be this, given his wild and scary appearance, but ultimately subverted, unlike his brother.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He dresses in dark clothing, wields a dark-themed bey, and has the exact same Dark Resonance that everyone worries about in Aiger. However, he has no evil intentions to destroy other's beys and only battles for fun.
  • Dub Name Change: Hearts —> Hyde in the dub
    • Also his Bey; Dead Hades —> Dread Hades
  • Everyone Has Standards: Hyde might be intimidating at times, but he has never had the intention to destroy other people's beys. In Episode 47, he seemed to be genuinely shocked and disgusted after Phi breaks Shu's Turbo Spryzen.
  • Hair Flip: Just like his brother, Hyde will sometimes flip out his hair before starting a battle, though it looks less arrogant and more wild in his case.
  • Mighty Glacier: Dread Hades is very heavy for a Balance-type, which is useful for delivering strong attacks. However, as Aiger demonstrates in Turbo #39, its weight can work against it, as crashing into the walls causes bigger impacts, leading to Hades losing its balance.
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair is usually solid lavender-white, but turns pink at the ends when fired up in battle.
  • Multiform Balance: By flipping the Turn Frame around, Dread Hades can be set in either Attack or Defense Mode. Ironically, Defense Mode grants Hades stronger Special Attacks.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Dark Prince of the Nether. In Japanese, The Demon King of Hell.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Recognized by himself towards his own powers of all things. Normally, Hyde only experiences Phantom Pains whenever Dread Hades is receiving damage. When battling against his brother Phi, and he starts experiencing these pains when Hades is the one attacking, he quickly realizes that something is very, VERY wrong.
  • Odd Friendship: With Evel. Hyde is an expressive, overdramatic blader, Evel is a cool-headed analyst.
  • Only One Name: Despite being from a noble family, he and Phi stand out for being two of few characters to not have any given surname, which makes one further question where they came from.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair obscures his red right eye.
  • Perky Goth: As mentioned above, he dresses in dark clothing and wields a dark-themed bey, but he's quite the goofy and lighthearted person. After getting his Bey destroyed by Phi in Turbo #41, Hyde becomes rather grim, but he seems to return to normal in the finale.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Hyde is the lighthearted twin who only battles for the fun of it, whereas his brother seeks to destroy his opponents.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His white hair has a lavender tint, his clothing and Bey have purple accents, his special moves involve the use of purple energy, and he's a member of the Turbo 4, the four strongest Bladers of the Turbo generation.
  • Practical Taunt: By taunting Aiger, Hyde tricks him into keeping Achilles in Attack Mode out of anger, making the former predictable.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: As mentioned above, both he and his brother have Heterochromia iridium.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Phi is calmer and more introverted; Hyde is more expressive and enjoys playing to the crowd. Later flip-flopped, with Hyde becoming the more grounded one and Phi losing himself to the dark power.
  • Signature Move: Dread Hades has two:
    • Dread Impulse: In Attack Mode, Hades strikes the opponent with its heavy weight.
    • Dread Gravity: In Defense Mode, Hades circles around the opponent at high speed, using its improved Defense to deflect the opponent's Attacks/escape attempts, "crushing" them in an ever shrinking circle.
  • Sinister Scythe: The avatar of Dread Hades wields a scythe, appropriate for a Bey based on the god of the underworld.
  • Super Strength: He managed to tear apart a frying pan with his bare hands. In the manga, it's shown that Hades is so heavy that even Aiger had trouble lifting it.
  • Swapped Roles: He was initially the manic one upon his introduction while Phi was the level-headed one. As of Turbo #47, however, he seems to be the sane one while Phi has become...unhinged.
  • Synchronization: He feels the pain of every strike an opponent lands on Dread Hades, something he believes is a sign of true resonance.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He refers to Aiger as "my dear, sweet Aiger" during the Dread Tower arc. Considering what he and Phi define as "playing", this is definitely not meant to be taken affectionately.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives a small one to Phi after his loss to Aiger in Turbo #50, calling him pathetic for being a Sore Loser who blames his loss on his Bey.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Whilst Phi was always a bit of a manipulative control-freak and a Big Brother Bully, Hyde used to be a nice and well-mannered kid when he was young. As soon as he first retrieved Dread Hades, he became more aggressive, cocky and argumentive towards his brother. With that said, he still wanted to patch things up with Phi.
  • Wrecked Weapon: His brother destroys Hades in episode 41 of Turbo.
  • Verbal Tic: In the dub, it's a rather obnoxious laugh.

Evel Oxford

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Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Japanese); Ben Lepley (English)
  • Brutal Honesty: He bluntly tells Aiger he didn't ask for his opinion when the latter tells him he didn't enjoy his battle with Hyde, and informs Ranjiro that he has no interest in battling him in Turbo #33, yet states it might be useful to gather data on a Bey that just can't seem to win.
  • Dub Name Change: His Bey, from Orb Egis —> Engaard.
  • False Friend: Betrays Hyde in episode 41 of Turbo to side with the former's brother.
  • Odd Friendship: With Hyde. The former is an expressive, overdramatic blader, Evel is a cool-headed analyst.
  • The Smart Guy: Like Naoki, he's a Beyblade scientist.
  • The Stoic: He calmly analyzes battle data, and never raises his voice outside of his battle with Aiger in Turbo #33.
  • Stone Wall: Orb Engaard's Layer features a shield with moveable balls that can deflect nearly any attack, and its Quest tip has a suction cup on it that allows it to stick to the stadium, making it extremely difficult to knock over.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After upgrading Revive Phoenix with the broken pieces of Dread Hades in Turbo #41, Evel isn't seen again, despite serving as the closest link to Hyde (besides Kyle, who had also gone missing) during the entirety of the Dread Tower arc.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Overlaps with Multicolored Hair. He has blue hair with five navy blue stripes.

Count Night(fell)

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Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese), Mickey Caputo (English)
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Nightfell might act goofy, but the fact stands that he has apparently stolen many beys and never been caught.
  • Cool Mask: Wears one that covers half his face, perhaps to look more mysterious as he goes about stealing beys.
  • Classy Cravat: Wears one as part of his attire. His personality, however, is anything but.
  • Canon Foreigner: Up until #32 of Turbo, he had been a manga exclusive character.
  • Dub Name Change: Night —> Nightfell in the dub.
    • His Bey as well: Duo Eclipse —> Fusion Aether.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even as he goes around stealing Beys, he maintains a polite and courteous attitude.
  • Gratuitous French: He often peppers his speech with French words/phrases.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Fusion Aether is a Balance type created from the Layers of the Left Astro and Right Artemis infinity Beys. By changing the Layers, Nightfell can change Aether's spin direction.
  • Leitmotif: Usually accompanied by an upbeat, jazzy tune.'
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Due to the fact that his real name is unknown, he is the only Burst character to not follow the "same first letter in name/Bey's name" trend.
  • Logical Weakness: Fusion Aether has the same disc/frame/tip combo as Dread Hades, and thus is able to use the same moves and techniques. However, in order for the moves to work, a large amount of mass is needed. This is why Aiger was able to overcome Aether's version of Dread Gravity.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Mixed with a little I Lied. Before their battle, Nightfell promises to take Aiger and Ranjiro directly to Hyde if the former defeats him. Naturally, Aiger wins, but when he and Ranjiro tell Nightfell to make good on his promise, he quickly references this trope before taking off. He at least gives them a hint on how to find Hyde, though.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Since he always introduces himself as Count Nightfell, no one knows what his real name is. We can at least assume his last name is Kaneguro, since he's the older brother of Zac the Sunrise.
  • Pet the Dog: Initially tried to steal Z Achilles, but decided to return it to Aiger after witnessing his passion and determination.
  • Phantom Thief: What he calls himself.
  • Shout-Out: Wears half a mask, calls himself a phantom thief, and often speaks in French. Sound familiar?
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The anime never directly acknowledges them as brothers, but Zac is a famous pop-star, whereas Nightfell is a shady Bey thief. Fittingly, the two are also like day and night/sun and moon, respectively.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Only shows up for the Dread Tower arc, and then disappears afterwards.

Introduced in Rise

     Main Characters 

Drum (Dante) Koryu

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Voiced by: Megumi Han (Japanese)
  • Blue Is Heroic: His attire is predominantly blue, his Bey aura is blue, and he's the protagonist for Rise.
  • Dub Name Change: Drum —> Dante
  • Flaming Hair: Not to the extent of Lui, but the two blue portions of his hair flare up when he gets serious.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Much like Valt, Dante's face turns red when he gets nervous.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Despite being an Attack-type, Ace Dragon can change modes like a Balance-type.
  • Kid Hero: He replaces Aiger as the new protagonist for Rise.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname means "rainbow dragon", he has a colorful attire, and he wields a dragon-themed Bey.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has blonde hair with two blue stripes on each side of his head.
  • Multiform Balance: Ace Dragon is able to alter between three modes via customizing its Layer Base:
    • Ace —> Attack
    • Rock —> Defense
    • Grand —> Stamina
  • Nightmare Face: He has a habit of making scary faces when he's nervous.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Ace Dragon's avatar is an amalgamation of an Eastern and Western dragon.
  • Our Spirits Are Different: Dragon is one of the few spirits in Burst that is able to speak to its owner.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As shown when videochatting with his parents, he has his mother's blonde/blue hair and green eyes.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: His colorful attire resembles his Bey avatar's colorful scales.
  • Unknown Rival: To Delta. Dante considers him his friend and seems oblivious to Delta's resentment of him.

Delta Akane (Zakuro)

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Voiced by: Kensho Ono (Japanese)
  • The Ace: He's ranked as one of the Global Top 3, the world's three strongest Bladers of Rise.
  • Blood Knight: After demolishing through the European League with no problem, he’s desperate for more battles to satisfy him.
  • Determinator: The fact that it took him 2,001 tries to perfect his launch is saying something.
  • Dub Name Change: Surname change: Akane —> Zakuro.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He resents the fact that Valt seems to favor Dante over him, despite having been at BC Sol for longer and having achieved Hyper-Flux first. He is also somewhat of a literal case in that his left eye appears green under his hair.
  • Meaningful Name: Both of his surnames mean "red", and he wears a red jacket and has red eyes.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike most characters with Peek-a-Bangs whose eyes are completely obscured by their hair, Delta's left eye is still visible underneath.
  • Our Demons Are Different: His bey is Diabolos, which means "demon" in Latin. However, his bey is a dragon demon.
  • Our Spirits Are Different: Diabolos is able to speak to its owner, just like several other spirits before it.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair covers his left eye, though his is unique in that his eye can still be seen through his hair.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His usual expression is a serious scowl. However, after obtaining Diabolos, he starts to smirk after defeating a strong opponent.

Amane Kusaba

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Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese)
  • Dual Wielding: More like sextuple wielding, but Bushin Ashura's avatar wields six swords all at once.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He'll put on his headband right before a battle.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name means "blades of grass", and he wields a green bey and has green in his colour scheme.
  • Mr. Exposition: He has special glasses that allow him to analyze Beys and their features.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The avatar of Bushin Ashura has six arms.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: They're not apparent when he's wearing his headband, but his brows branch off and are curled.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Dante butt heads quite often.

Takane Kusaba

Voiced by: Marie Mizuno (Japanese)
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  • Camera Fiend: He likes to carry his phone around so he can livestream Beybattles.
  • Pointless Bandaid: He has an x-shaped one right in the center of his forehead.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Has the same branching and curled eyebrows as his older brother.

Fumiya Kindo

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Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese)
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Deep down, he really does care about Ichika, and simply wants her to be a part of his team.
  • The Leader: Of his own team, the Spark Devils.
  • Meaningful Name: As per tradition for Burst characters, his last name has a colour in it—this time the kanji for "gold", and he has blonde hair.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Downplayed. He and Ichika both love each other, but she is on the Victories, the team he resents. However, episodes 12 & 23 of Rise have established just how much they care one another.

Ichika Kindo

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Voiced by: Minami Takahashi (Japanese)

Tango Koryu

  • Cool Uncle: He's Dante's uncle, a nice person all things considered, and a good coach for the Victories.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: He has a pet cat, and is a pretty nice guy to be around.

     Others 

Joe Rurikawa

Voiced by Taishi Murata (Japanese)
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  • Facial Markings: Has a long, purple scar-like mark over his left eye.
  • Graceful Loser: After Dante defeats him in the Bey Carnival, he congratulates him and lets him keep one of his coins.
  • The Jester: His Bey is based off the titular entertainer from the medieval & Renaissance eras. Joe's outfit also resembles a Jester's uniform.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Has the same blue/purple coloring and, upon looking closely, the same left eye scar-like mark as Joker's avatar.

Lodin Haijima

Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese)
  • The Ace: Lodin is a decathlon champion, having won several tournaments before deciding to become a blader.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Half of his dialogue consists of snide insults and remarks to Dante and Fumiya delivered with the aggression of a freight train.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His response to Fumiya trying to recruit him for his team? Throw a discus at him.
  • Facial Markings: He has a blue diamond mark on his forehead.
  • Heroic Build: As mentioned above, he's a champion athlete, so it's a given.
  • Training from Hell: While bizarre and intense training from Burst characters is nothing new, Lodin takes it to a new level by blowing away an entire pool with his strength to prepare for his matches.
  • Worthy Opponent: He comes to view Dante as such during their match in the Bey Carnival.

Pot Hope

Voiced by: Sachi Koryuku (Japanese)
  • The Ace: He's the second member of the Global Top 3. He's also the top student at Heaven's Castle.
  • Critical Status Buff: When Pegasus has taken enough damage, two "wings" deploy from the Layer Base, which when attacked, restore the locking mechanism to its original position.
  • Facial Markings: Has several little blue markings across his face.
  • Lonely at the Top: Much like Kurt, Pot's easy wins due to his strength made him lose enthusiasm for Beyblading in the past. Fortunately, battling with Dante reignites his passion and inspires him to want to achieve Hyper-Flux.
  • Pegasus: His Bey is based off of the eponymous winged horse.
  • The Prankster: He likes pulling pranks on others. Examples include painting on a man's face, setting traps for the Victories; two of which Dante and Amane fell for, and pulling the fake hand gag on Delta.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: His crescent-shaped hair resembles a pair of wings, just like his Pegasus Bey.

Blind DeVoy

Voiced by: Kousuke Toriumi (Japanese)
  • The Ace: He’s the third and final Blader of the Global Top 3.
  • Classy Cravat: Wears one as part of his late Baroque-style outfit. Though, his eccentric personality says otherwise.
  • Fragile Speedster: Dread Bahamut is rather light for a Defense-type, and thus can Burst easily. However, it makes up for this due to its rubber Gen Layer Weight being shaped to obstruct Bursts, making it harder to remove the locking mechanism.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: How he manages to style his hair into those large ringlets is currently a mystery.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a top hat with his attire.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Like its predecessor, Dread Bahamut's avatar is a multi-winged dragon.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His Bey aura is purple, he has purple hair, and he's one of the top three strongest Bladers of Rise.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite being established as one of the three strongest Bladers of Rise, he has yet to actually win an onscreen battle.

Arthur Percival

Voiced by: Shouma Yamamoto (Japanese)

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