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    BC Sol 

Kit Lopez
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)
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)
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. Even moreso in Superking where he's completely topless save for a green vest.
  • The Bus Came Back: His only appearance in Turbo was during a title match with Valt in #13. He returns again in Superking with a new Curse Satan Bey.
  • 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.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appears on the cover for the 1st chapter of the Beyblade Burst manga, despite being a season 2 character.
  • 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.
  • 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. In Superking, he has risen to Legendary Blader status.
  • 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
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. And again in Superking #8 with Mirage 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.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He's rather blunt and a bit of a loner, but once you get past that, he's actually quite friendly and helpful to those who earn his respect.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: He's the second character to have a Dragon Bey, and he's the No.1 Blader in the world.
  • It's Personal: Episode 8 of Superking reveals that he lost to a rookie Blader called Lana Vahalla in New York. And judging by his unusual anger at seeing a vision of him during his battle with Hyuga Asahi, it must've really gotten to him.
  • 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 Dread Crush.
  • 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 Dread Phoenix in Turbo #43.

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

  • Badass Adorable: He's cute and flexible, especially when it comes to Beyblade.
  • Cheerful Child: That's his daily routine with his friends and teammates outside of a Beybattle.
  • Cute Bruiser: He's cool and cute with his beyblade skills and tightrope walking skills.
  • 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.
  • OOC 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
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.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She keeps a teddy bear on her desk in her office.
  • 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.
  • Off-Model: She was briefly shown with brown eyes instead of blue in one frame.
  • 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)
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.
  • Off-Model: In one scene, her normally purple eyes were briefly the same shade of blue as her hair.
  • 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)
Voiced by: Yuuki Hayashi (Japanese); Doron Bell Jr. (English)


    Raging Bulls 

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

  • Fatal Flaw: His insistence on following rules & tradition, and inability to accept new team members led to him and his team being defeated in the World League.
  • Foil: He and Kris can be considered this to each other, as both want their teams to be the very best. However, while Kris ultimately overcame her dependence on one group of Bladers and treated everyone on her team equally, Trad never let go of his favoritism towards Free and chose to give up on BC Sol simply because he couldn't have his way.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Trad, and he always insists on adhering to traditions and upholding Kris' grandfather's legacy.
  • Number Two: He mostly works as Kris' additional support, backup, and secretary. Later, he comes this for Theodore.
  • Karma Houdini: He never faces any direct consequences for his attitude towards Kris or any of his former team members. If anything, the worst he gets is being defeated by the same team he abandoned, as well as Free, his star player, quitting and returning to BC Sol.
  • Pet the Dog: He does seem to have some respect for Rantaro, even praising him for mastering the Knuckle Grip.
  • 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)
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 counterattack. 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.
  • 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.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Is frequently seen donning a white suit.
  • 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)
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: Arc Bahamut —> Arc 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.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: His hair is light brown but has a greenish tint.
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as cold and aloof, especially towards Valt, but he's really a good kid deep down.
  • 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.
  • Riddle for the Ages: It's never revealed just how he got that scar.
  • 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)
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
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 Kurt.
  • 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.
  • Undeathly Pallor: When he reveals his face during the International Blader's Cup, his skin is rather ashy, compared to when he first appeared as Gold Eye in an earlier episode.
  • 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.
  • An Ice Person: Azure Eye's realm is made entirely of ice and snow, and he makes his debut riding a dogsled.
  • 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.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown what became of them after they were all defeated and kicked out of the Snake Pit.
  • 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.



Voiced by: Valin Shinyei (English)
Cuza's pet cockatoo

Ataru Okinaka
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
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.


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)
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)
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.
  • Cute Bruiser: He's awesome at martial arts and beyblade skills.
  • 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.
  • The Lancer: He's the sharpest member of SB Rios.
  • 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
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)
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.

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