Mana Aida/Maya (Cure Heart/Glitter Heart)
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Debi Derryberry (English)
The team leader and Student Council President of Oogai Middle School. She tends to act before she thinks, and is always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. She defeats most of the Monsters of the Week by herself, thanks to the support of her teammates. Her best friend is Rikka, her other childhood friend is Alice, Mana is a fan of Makoto, and she befriends Regina during the series. Her dream is to be Prime Minister.
Tropes associated with Mana:
- Academic Athlete: She has good grades and is multi-talented in sports.
- The Ace: Very athletic and dependable. She got used to her powers quicker than some of the earlier protagonists.
- Accidental Public Confession: In Episode 48 she blurts out her secret identity in public. Fortunately, this turns out to be a good thing, because everyone starts cheering her on during the battle with King Jikochuu.
- Achilles in His Tent: In episode 22, her friendship with Regina and desire to keep her as a ally comes into question when King Jikochu's manipulation forces them to fight, being unable to to use the Lovely Force Arrow. Thus, to help her get over it, Cure Ace takes away Mana's Lovead in episode 23 for her to learn, which causes problems when Leva and Gula's more powerful Jikochuu annihilates the other three Cures in combat.
- All-Loving Hero: She dislikes fighting, and avoids it when she has another option. She also does not hold grudges against the villains. For instance:
- She tells Bel she has no reason for taking his challenge because the destruction of the Trump Kingdom can't be undone.
- Despite the fact that the villains from the Selfish Kingdom are her enemies and keep attacking the humans, she tries to avoid senseless battles and befriend them, like Regina.
- Deconstructed in episode 22, where her feelings prevent her from using the Lovely Force Arrow on the now completely brainwashed Regina, which leads her and the rest of the team to get curbstomped with ease. However, as revealed an episode later, this may have happened because she was worried the Lovely Force Arrow wouldn't have its intended effect.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She became Student Council President, essentially one of the leaders and organizers of nearly every event and thing the school does and became the leader of Doki Doki Precure for damn good reasons. That guaranteed her badass Cure status.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: When she casts away her Heroic BSoD she and Cure Ace engage Leva and Gula as a pair of badasses in Episode 23.
- Bad "Bad Acting": She disguises herself as Princess Marie-Ange to prevent Makoto from quitting her idol career. Unfortunately, Makoto immediately recognizes her because Mana's disguise is just a mask made of a sheet of paper with the drawn face of the Princess while wearing the school uniform and she calls Makoto "Makopi" instead of "Cure Sword". Ironically, Mana's play with her voice is perfect.
- Bad Liar: She plays with her hair whenever she lies. Rikka doesn't buy any of her lies.
- Badass Adorable: As a baby she was able to climb to the top of a climbing frame.
- Badass Armfold:
- Mana does this, after she just fought two Jikochuus and saved her Cure friends in her civilian form. It's even better, Mana is absolutely clean, while her friends are all covered in ink.
- She does this later again, when Regina begs her to save her father in Episode 48.
- Badass Boast: In Episode 21.Cure Heart: "Don't give up!"
Cure Heart: "I don't want to hear any excuse! This here is nothing! Do you know who I am? I am Oogai Middle School's Student Council President!"
Regina: "Is that special?"
Cure Heart: "Of course! The Student Council President is stronger than everyone, for the smiles of the students! Stronger than you and your papa!"
Charle: "That's right! Mana is number one of the universe!"
- Badass in Distress: In Episode 21, when she and Regina are hanging from a spider web and above a pit of lava. It doesn't stop her from being badass, as she catches Regina with her legs. She later becomes this again in episode 44.
- Badass Normal: In the first episode alone, she ran at the speed of an Olympic medalist to help out her classmates, ran up the stairs of a 999 m tall tower, and was thrown by a crab Jikochu into a railing with barely a scratch. Also, she scolded a Jikochuu before she even became Precure. Later in Episode 23, she bounces an autograph card Jikochuu with her voice and she deflects the ink stream of the pen Jikochuu to the other Jikochuu; both Jikochuus start to argue each other.
- Battle Aura: She gains hers as a flowing radiant pink in Episode 23 in Precure form for completing her challenge.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- How do you save a person (Regina), who you just carried on your back, from commiting Heroic Sacrifice while you're hanging above a pit of lava and without using your hands? Use your legs.
- In her first battle, she saves Cure Sword, who is dragged down by the second crab Jikochuu, by jumping from the roof, catching her hand and then holding of to a steel cable.
- Mana saves Diamond, Rosetta and Sword from two Jikochuus in her civilian form. With just her voice and a parasol.
- In episode 45, she does this for both Cure Ace and Regina.
- Bishie Sparkle: When Jun met her for the first time. But for him, she was like a "prince on a white horse".
- Break the Cutie: She gets emotionally very hurt when she sees Regina being brainwashed, fighting her and the others, and being defeated by Cure Ace. And then she suffers the same pain as Makoto and the mascots when Leva and Gula nearly destroy her hometown.
- Brought Down to Badass: Temporarily in Episode 23, her Cure Laveads is taken away by Cure Ace as a Secret Test of Character, so she can't transform. That doesn't stop her from fighting two Jikochuus who had beaten her friends.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her cheerful, airheaded nature, she still manages to be a competent Student Council President.
- Catchphrase: ''Kyun~kyun~"
- Chest Blaster: Cure Heart's first attack "My Sweet Heart" is fired off from her heart brooch.
- Childhood Friends: With Rikka and Alice. The movie retconned her classmates Nikaidou, Momota, and Yashima to the gang.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: She just has to personally help anyone in need, despite the fact that she is the Student Council President and could simply delegate the responsibility to the appropriate member. This repeatedly come back to bite her. She even tries to be a hero to Regina of all people, trying to be her friend much to Makopi's dismay. Regina is on the side of the Eldritch Abomination who destroyed Makopi's homeworld.
- Combat Stilettos: They don't interfere her jumps and landings.
- Cooldown Hug: In Episode 47, she delivers one to Regina. That's how she gets her heart and friendship with Mana back.
- Crash-Into Hello: She met Alice but accidentally running into her and have become close friends ever since.
- Cuddle Bug: Has the tendency to hug her friends a lot.
- Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair and pink eyes in civilian form.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: The idea of her singing causes her friends to run for cover and cover their ears.
- Cuteness Overload: When Ai-chan is involved, she becomes enamoured to the point where the only thing she can focus on is Ai's cuteness.
- Determinator: She doesn't give up easily, even if she suffers a Heroic BSoD. She impresses Melan so much that she reminds her of Cure Empress and gaining the Legendary Crystal Mirror/Magical Lovely Pad.
- Ditzy Genius: Despite being excellent in academics, she has a lot of not-so-smart-moments and be a kluz.
- Dreadful Musician: The idea of her singing causes her friends to run for cover and cover their ears.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Parthenon Mode is a Combined Energy Attack consisting of all the other Cures plus Regina channeling their power to her and allows her to match the legendary Cure Empress and defeat the Proto-Jikochuu.
- Evil Laugh: In episode 7, she counters Bel's cackle with her own because the Cures don't give up hope easily.
- Fairy Tale Wedding Dress: Her family owns one, which was used by her grandmother from mother's side, as revealed in Non-Serial Movie. Her future self gets to wear it in her wedding. It's also the basis of her movie-exclusive Super Mode, the aptly-named Engage Mode.
- Fantastically Indifferent: Her reaction to meeting Charle is simply to introduce herself and shake her hand. Lampshaded by Rachel and Lance.
- Fangirl: Was a huge fan of Makoto's idol career and even continues to act like a fangirl as Makoto continues, though more as a friendly advisor.
- Genki Girl: She was very energetic and cheerful, even when she was a baby. She gave her mother a tough time.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her selfless and selfish desire to help any and everyone changes her hair from pink to yellow in her Cure form, where she can now follow through on her goals when it comes to Jikochu. As Rikka and Alice later point out, she's too caring to a fault, which becomes both a blessing and a curse later on.
- The Heart: She's the moral compass of the team, and the team wouldn't have become True Companions without
- Heart Beat-Down: Guess what. She's Cure Heart and all of her attacks involving using and focusing her the energy of her heart as a weapon..
- The Heroine: Mana is the primary and central protagonist of DokiDoki! PreCure.
- Heroic BSoD:
- After Regina is forced back into the Selfish Kingdom again, Mana becomes pretty depressive, keeping herself in her room. Thankfully, Ai-chan and Aguri aka Cure Ace save her from crossing the Despair Event Horizon.
- After Magical Lovely Pad is destroyed, it seems that she's going into this, but she gives herself a Bright Slap!.
- Hikikomori: She briefly becomes this in episode 23, skipping school and refusing to going out of home. Fortunately, Ai-chan snapped her out of it.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf:
- Mana is so hideously bad at singing that Rikka and Alice ran for cover then covered their ears outside the blast-radius of the "lullaby" she tried to sing for Ai-chan, which sent all the birds in the park flying off in terror.
- It happens yet again during Pretty Cure All Stars: Spring Carnival: "THE WORLD IS LIKE A MERRY-GO-ROUND!!!
- Hurting Hero: In Episode 22 and 23, Regina's latest round of Face Heel Brainwashing takes quite a toll on her. She gets somewhat better midway episode 23, but it's still quite shocking for a children's show, especially Pretty Cure, for a series to nearly break the main character in a way Gen Urobuchi would be proud of.
- In-Series Nickname: Rikka calls her sometimes "The Happy Prince".
- Mage Marksman: Her "Heart Shoot" has her use a magical bow to fire a gigantic heart like an arrow.
- Meaningful Name: Her first name means "love". The "Ai" in Aida name can also mean "love" or "togetherness". Cure Heart, besides the obvious theme, is a reference to the suit of cards.
- Nerves of Steel:
- When faced with a villain Evil Laughing and the possibility that she and her friends will be trapped in another dimension forever, she confidently counters this with her own Evil Laugh, challenging him that since he can hop between worlds, all they need to do is beat him until he transports them back
- Subverted, in episode 22, where she flips out when she is forced to fight a brainwashed Regina.
- Even after she breaks down in tears in Episode 31, she quickly cheers herself up.
- Nice Girl: Not one selfish bone in her body, this young lady has. She's a cheerful girl who's kindness and dedication has earned her the respect of her best friends, her classmates and teachers, and even some of the monsters. Though her kidness can lead to her overworking herself, she still pushes on and attracts others around her.
- No Indoor Voice: Lampshaded in her introduction. And there are many situations where she's very loud.
- Oblivious to Love:
- She loves everyone in platonic sense. Some of them think otherwise.
- The movie has her asking Nikaidou about the girl he likes, while looking straight at his blushing face. She gets called out of it in the following scene.
- Paper-Thin Disguise.
- Used literally in Episode 24, when she just wears a mask made of a sheet paper with the drawn face of Marie-Ange... while wearing her school uniform. Of course, MakoPi recognizes her immediately... Because Marie-Ange would never call her "MakoPi".
- When she, Rikka and Alice were six, they put ridiculously weird looking masks on their heads, disguising themselves as decoration. It worked.
- Parasol of Pain: She uses a beach parasol as a deflector shield in Episode 23. It didn't break, despite the ink stream being strong enough to send the three other Precures flying.
- Parental Substitute: When Ai is born quickly assumes the role of mother for her.
- Passing the Torch: In the ending, Jun took over her position as Student Council President.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Unlike most Precures, whose hair will usually only turn a shade lighter during transformation, hers completely changes color.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Like most leading Precures, her regular magenta curls reach down to her neck, but in Cure form, her hair extends all the way into a massive ponytail that reaches her legs, gains two more curls, and two more loops of hair.
- Punished for Sympathy: She gets severely chastised and abandoned by Makoto for trying to befriend Regina, who happens to have destroyed Makopi's country.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the optimist and headstrong Red Oni to Rikka's realist and analytical Blue.
- Screw Destiny: Unlike Aguri, who believes it is destiny and that it can't be avoided, Mana believes that there has to be a solution for both Aguri and Regina to co-exist after learning about their origins.
- She's Back: In Episode 23, she goes back to her old cheerful and energetic self after suffering a Heroic BSoD after Regina is brainwashed, where she was a gloomy and depressive Hikikomori, even the other girls are glad to have her back.
- Seven Heavenly Virtues: Temperance is the only virtue she lacks. She can't help herself to help others whenever the chance/need arises.
- Skilled, but Naïve: Despite the fact, that she is an academic genius, Mana's view on life and humanity is so rose-tinted that it rivals a pre-schooler in sheer naivety.
- Slipknot Ponytail: In episode 23, her ponytail comes off when Cure Ace take her Cure Laveads from the ribbon holding it.
- The Smart Girl: Compared to most other lead Cures, Mana has good grades. Also, she instantly pointed out that there is more than one way to escape from a parallel world.
- Student Council President: A first for Pretty Cure leaders, and a competent one too.
- Super Mode: Mana gains three power up super forms, two of which become her final forms.
- In the movie, she gains her Engage Mode. After Maro's Psyche is stolen, Engage Mode grants her a weddling inspired gown, longer gair, and a bow and arrow made from the Miracle Light Bouquet
- In series proper, she has one called Parthenon Mode, essentially a fusion granted from the powers of the other Cures, the Magical Lovely Pad, Miracle Dragon Glaive, and the Eternal Glden Crown, gaining wings, a white cape, and is even stronger than Engage Mode
- Super Strength: Mana is able to effortlessly carry a duffel bag full of school books so heavy that a boy can barely drag with one hand while not transformed. Granted, Jun is a quite short by the standards of normal thirteen-year-old boys (he's shorter than Mana), but it still speaks volumes on how fit and athletic she is. Carrying a heavy beach parasol seems not to be a problem for her, either.
- Supreme Chef: She's a really good cook, just like her family.
- Unfazed Everyman: A lot of the bizarre elements in the story hardly bother or unnerve her. Her reaction in seeing Charle, Cure Sword and Jikochu in episode 1 is one of excitement, and her first reaction from seeing Ai's reaction is to jump and hug her while Rikka chastises her not even beginning to ask the mirade of questions with keeping a magical flying baby.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In episode 46, Mana reprimands Aguri for her fight against Regina without letting her know the truth of her and Regina's origins.
- You Remind Me of X: Being a Determinator, she reminds Melan of Cure Empress. Also, she reminds Proto-Jikochuu of her, too.
Rikka Hishikawa/Rachel (Cure Diamond/Glitter Diamond)
Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki (Japanese), Cassandra Lee (English)
The secretary of the Oogai Middle School Student Council. She has a good heart but is constantly burdened with work and stopping people from taking advantage of Mana's good nature. Both are best friends since their childhood. After becoming a Precures, Rikka is a supportive member and freezes the enemies up. Her dream is to be a doctor like her mom.
Tropes associated with Rikka:
- The Ace: On a team filled with female badasses, Rikka has proven herself time and time again. However, she gets less action than the others.
- Angelic Beauty: To Ira with his Identity Amnesia she looks like an angel.
- Animal Motif:
- Subverted with her love of frogs. Her room is full of frog merchandise, including a frog clock and frog bed linen; she has even frog slippers and a frog apron. During the Festival Episode, she tries to win another frog doll. In addition, Rachel'snote Verbal Tic is 'Keru~' which is very close to the Japanese word for frog, 'Kaeru'. However, she's neither represented by a frog nor does she represent a frog. Alice's flashback in Episode 33 suggests that her fondness for frogs comes from playing outdoors◊.
- Swallows seem to be her real animal motif. With Mana being compared with the Happy Prince, Rikka is often compared as Mana's swallow.
- Ass Kicks You: In Episode 36, Rachel in his Commune form drags her body with flying at full force directly towards the Blood Ring Jikochuu, making it a combination of Use Your Head and Ass Kicks You. Surprisingly, it works.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: When she was six, she analyzed completely Alice's mansion with a gadget that she just got by Sebastian.
- Badass Boast: To Ira in Episode 47:"If you do not know, I will tell you: Diamond is unbreakable!"
- Badass Bookworm:
- She has confused a herd of Jikochuus by just shouting a random long number.
- The way she plays karuta makes Mana look like a baby.
- Bishie Sparkle:
- It's suggested that Ira see her with this.
- It actually happens in Episode 36, when Rachel sees her smiling face.
- In Episode 34, she and her mother got a "mother-daughter" sparkle moment.
- Dub Name Change: Her first name is changed to "Rachel".
- Face Palm: When she sees how Rachel's heart get broken in Episode 36.
- Fantastically Indifferent: She has a stoic expression when Mana shows up with a carrot costume in Episode 37.
- Finger Poke of Doom: Cure Diamond's first attack "Twinkle Diamond". She fires ice diamonds from her finger.
- Full-Name Basis: She calls Cure Heart always "Cure Heart".
- Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 48, she performs a blizzard attack that traps herself and various Jikochuu inside a ice prison. However, she comes out fine at the end of the episode.
- An Ice Person: All of her attacks involving using ice to harm, stunt, attack, and/ or freeze her enemies into submission.. It's a surprise that neither of her finishing moves are called "Diamond Dust".
- Luminescent Blush:
- When Ira with his amnesia thanks to her or gives her compliments, she blushes.
- Her face becomes completely red in Episode 34, when the girls comments about Rikka's baby story.
- Making a Splash: Diamond Swirkle, surrounds the enemy with water.
- Meaningful Name: Her name "Rikka" means snowflake. The "Hishi" is her surname means "a diamond shape". Cure Diamond refers to the suit of cards.
- Meganekko: She is probably the franchise's first nearsighted Cure, and needs a pair of red-framed glasses to focalize what's in the distance.
- Modesty Shorts: Not as obvious as Cure Heart's, but you can barely see them in her solo part of the ending credits.
- More Dakka: Her attack "Twinkle Diamond" spams... diamonds.
- Nice Girl: In Episode 26, she finds an injured Ira with amnesia and decides to cure him, despite he's her enemy. She also cooks for him, feeds him and protects him from Cure Ace. He often tells her how nice she is in that episode. It pays off, as Ira secretly protects the Precures when he regains his memories.
- Only Sane Girl: The only voice of reason grounded in mundane reality of the four. She alone is still concerned with how bizarre a flying baby that hatched out of an egg is rather than how cute she is. Quite the opposite of the Cloud Cuckoo Lander who was Mugi, Minako Kotobuki's most beloved role.
- Refusal of the Call: Initially when she's asked to become a Pretty Cure she thinks she's not good enough. Later when Joe Okada gives her a Cure Lovies she tells him she can't accept it because she thinks he's suspicious. Joe replies that he didn't choose her, the Lovies did, and it's her decision as to what to do with her power. She chooses to use it.
- Seven Heavenly Virtues: Temperance. Without her, who knows what kind of problems Mana will run into.
- Shrinking Violet: Whenever she considers herself as incompetent or experiences uncomfortable situations like Mana getting closer to Makoto.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Especially when she was a child. In Episode 2, she mentions that she becomes shy whenever she meets strangers. It doesn't seem so.
- The Smart Girl: She is one of the best students in the country. Of course, she follows the tradition of the blue Cures. Furthermore, she's the least athletic member, even Aguri is more athletic than her.
- Squishy Wizard: Admits that she's not much of an athlete. In battles, she rarely uses close quarters combat unlike her teammates.
- Stealth Pun: It seems that her penchant for frogs is based from Rachel's Verbal Tic "-keru" which sounds like the frog's noise "kero" or her wish for her parents to come homenote .
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Her father is a photograph and travels to other countries, so he's rarely home. Her mother works in a hospital and comes often late at home.
- The Worf Effect: She hasn't defeated a Jikochuu since Diamond's introductory episode. And her attack Diamond Shower hasn't successfully frozen her enemies since episode 15 (except episode 19). On the whole, though, it's Subverted, as her efforts usually contribute to the defeat of the Monster of the Week.
Alice Yotsuba /Clara (Cure Rosetta/Glitter Clover)
Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)
A gentle and talented Zaibatsu heiress who goes to the prestigious Nanatsuhashi Private Academy. First she refuses to become a Precure because she went once berserk in the past. However, she decides to protect her friends with her powers and she's now a defensive member.
Tropes associated with Alice:
- Alice Allusion: Due to the fact that the Cures are all themed after the suits of playing cards, with a special emphasis on hearts.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In episode 48, there's an Attack of the 50-Foot Teddy Bear when Alice summons a giant Lance using Rosetta Balloonnote . However, he mostly serves to distract King Jikochuu.
- Barrier Warrior: As Cure Rosetta. As made very apparent in Episode 33. She uses one of her barriers as a ledge to jump off of, then breaks her Rosetta Reflection in half and uses the pieces as Deadly Half-Discs.
- Berserk Button:
- Insult her friends infront of her and you will feel pain.
- Subverted, when Reina tries to make her angry by insulting, sabotaging and attacking her friends, so Alice would be disqualified during the "rose lady"-contest. Fortunately, Alice has matured enough to overcome her rage and Reina's plan completely fails.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As a kid, she beat up a group of bullies. Her face was really terrifying.
- Big Fancy House: With secret tunnels and traps.
- Cool Plane: She has a personal (and likely re-usable) one-manned space shuttle that would came in handy in episode 41.
- Crimefighting with Cash: She tries to invoke this by proclaiming herself as Precure's producer, but eventually she has to take the matters into her own hands.
- Cultured Badass: She's relative good with Japanese culturally activities like tea ceremony, matsuri festivals and other non-Japanese culturally things like piano, painting, dancing. You can expect that she can do almost everything. Including piloting a space shuttle of her own.
- Cute Bruiser: Applies to all Cures, but she counts even in civilian form - she was trained in various martial arts by her grandfather and managed to beat up three bullies on her own as a kid.
- Fantastically Indifferent:
- Her reaction to a crab Monster of the Week attacking Clover Tower? "Sebastian, perhaps we could raise it at home?"
- She gets pretty hyped when she sees Melan's dragon form and asks Sebastian to take her home.
- Fiction 500: She's likely the richest person to become a Precure in the franchise's history. It does help that her family owns nearly everything. She has so much wealth that when a Monster of the Week asks how much money she has, she admits she's not really sure. Even her butler has thrown ludicrous amounts of wealth around on occasion.
- Girlish Pigtails: As Cure Rosetta, her hairstyle changes from Odango Hair to this.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Just because she's a Barrier Warrior doesn't mean she can't fight at all. And don't think barriers can't be used in offensive ways, Mamo have learned this three times.
- Improbable Piloting Skills: She's just 14, but she is capable of flying a seaplane and pilot a space shuttle all by herself.
- Improbable Weapon User: In Episode 33, she takes her in two halves broken Rosetta Reflection and uses them like Mai Shiranui's Paperfan Of Doom and then throws them like Cure Mint's Emerauld Saucers.
- I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Her Fantastically Indifferent reaction to the crab Jikochuu. Also, to Melan's dragon form.
- Invisible Parents: Until her father is introduced in Episode 33. It's also mentioned that her mother is an opera singer who finally showed herself in Episode 47.
- Kamehame Hadouken: In Episode 25, she gets a Power-Up, now she can Catch and Return attacks in this fashion.
- Keigo: Even when she goes berserk, but to her friends she is a little bit less formal.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Can launch her barrier, and is the only one on the team who practiced martial arts.
- Meaningful Name: See Alice Allusion above. Her last name means "Clover", the plant shaped similar to the suit of Clubs. Cure Rosetta's name is Italian for "Rose", possibly referring to the plant known as the rose clover. note
- Modesty Shorts: Like with Cure Diamond, you can just barely see them in the ending.
- Odango Hair: Her hairstyle in her civilian form. As Cure Rosetta, she has Girlish Pigtails instead.
- Ojou: She is one of the two richest Pretty Cure ojous in the franchise. The other one is Karen.
- Orwellian Editor: Taken to extreme lengths - the Precures fighting monsters in broad daylight hasn't attracted attention because she pays people to do this to the entire Internet (alongside other things like destroying security camera records). Being the heiress to a giant media corporation is useful.
- Out of Focus: In Episode 25 (which was ironically supposed to be her Power Up episode). She spends most of her time training off-screen while Sebastian and Mamo takes up the majority of the plot.
- Parasol of Prettiness: She is often seen carrying one around.
- Pink Means Feminine: She actually doesn't wear pink, but her limousine, airplane and helicopter are pink.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: She's an heiress, not a princess, but she does possess a pink car and helicopter.
- Refusal of the Call: In episode 4, she initially refuses to become a Cure out of fear of losing herself to rage.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Averted, but she won't hesitate to use her massive wealth to help in Precure related activities.
- Shield Bash: Rosetta Wall is rarely used as this and not powerful. The broken halves of Rosetta Reflection are a lot stronger.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Fandom is currently juggling between spelling her name as "Arisu", the romanized spelling of its hiragana, or "Alice", the English variant which would normally be spelled in katakana instead, but stranger things have been known to happen.
- Spoiled Sweet: Although it's revealed Mana influenced her to be this.
- Surveillance as the Plot Demands: She has an intelligence network so effective that it can detect monsters before the fairies do, and was able to effortlessly figure out the identities of Cure Heart and Cure Sword (for the latter she had video, fingerprint and DNA evidence!). She even has access to a spy satellite.
- These Hands Have Killed: Does this after hurting the bullies, giving her the reason to give up fighting.
- Throwing Your Shield Always Works: She can throw her barriers to attack.
- In Episode 30, Heart, Diamond and Sword enhance Rosetta Reflection and it becomes Lovely Force Reflection. It's so strong it breaks through Melan's barrier.
- In Episode 33, she throws her broken Rosetta Reflection like Emerauld Saucers.
- The Worf Effect:
- Her Rosetta Reflection gets broken more often since episode 15. However, it zigzags between being useful or getting broken.
- Subverted in Episode 33, when it gets broken again, Cure Rosetta uses the two halves as useful weapons.
- Wrath: Her vice. You don't want to make her angry. You won't like it when she's angry.
Makoto "MakoPi" Kenzaki/Mackenzie (Cure Sword/Glitter Spade)
Voiced by: Kanako Miyamoto (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)
The former protector of the Trump Kingdom. Makoto masquerades as a popular idol/model with the stage name of "MakoPi" on Earth so she can look for the missing Princess Marie-Ange. Blaming herself for the fall of the Trump Kingdom, she has become cold and withdrawn. However after joining the team, she is finally brought out of her shell. She's the most offensive member of the quartet.
Tropes associated with Makoto:
- Adorkable: Her less-than-graceful but completely sincere attempts at fitting in as a normal teenage girl is very endearing.
- Afraid of Doctors: Especially when it comes to a dentist's drill. Episode 35 centers around this.
- Ambiguously Gay: More cool and mature than "cute" proper, Makoto is the least overtly feminine of the Cures outside her Idol Career, with a tomboyish dress-sense, short and butch page-boy haircut and attitude to match. Most tellingly, however, is her blatantly jealous anger at Jonathan Klondike for being her "beloved" Princess Marie-Ange's male fiancé.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: It's basically the only thing she can do. After gaining the Magical Lovely Pads, all Cures get new individual attack. While Ace, Rosetta, Diamond and Heart get attacks that trap the enemy, Sword's attack is the only offensive one.
- Bad Liar: In Episode 42, when she and DB buy ingredients for Aguri's birthday cake and Aguri speaks to them, Makoto replies "I'm not Makoto Kenzaki" and goes away. The terrible parts: Aguri knows Makoto's Clark Kenting costume, she doesn't address Makoto by her name in this scene, and DB is there.
- Barehanded Blade Block:
- In Episode 35; actually a Barehanded Drill Block!
- In Episode 40, she catches the powerful Miracle Dragon Glaive with one hand. However, she doesn't catch the blade, but the stick.
- Break the Cutie: Seeing her homeworld destroyed and the princess, who she's supposed to protect, sacrificing herself to save Sword is really hard for her.
- Clark Kenting: Because she's an Idol Singer, she wears Purely Aesthetic Glasses and a Nice Hat to cover herself in public and outside of school.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Episode 42 reveals her parents died when she was a baby. She doesn't seem to be bothered about it.
- Diagonal Cut: Her signature move is doing this by her own hands.
- Dude Magnet: She has even a fanclub full of apparently adult men.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: Singing while walking, transforming and catching a powerful magical weapon seems to be easy.
- Failure Knight: Specifically, having failed to protect the Trump Kingdom.
- Funny Afro: All of them gets one in Episode 31, but MakoPi's stands out the most because it looks like an actual afro◊.
- Her Heart Will Go On: In her final moment, Marie-Ange tells Makopi to keep singing, even in the world where she no longer exists. Makopi takes those final final words seriously.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": The name "Makoto Kenzaki" is just her alias, and it seems like "Cure Sword" is in fact her real name.
- Human Alien: For a given definition of "alien". She's not from Earth, at any rate.
- Hurting Hero: One of the thing she inherits from Cure Moonlight is the mantle of hurt, and it shows.
- Idol Singer: Her in-universe fandom suffers from this. While most of the Victims Of The Week are not associated with the Precures, most of those who are somehow associated with them are either fans or rivals or co-workers or reporters or at worst just arriving the location she works.
- Knight In Sour Armor: After failing to protect the Trump Kingdom from destruction, Makoto encases herself in a near-constant shell of bitter coldness to stop becoming attached to and/or hurt others ever again.
- Lady of War: The most dignified and mature of the quartet in battle.
- The Lancer: Sword has defeated the largest number of Jikochuu after Cure Heart (not difficult, considering that Cure Diamond and Cure Rosetta barely attack) and most of her attacks weaken/damage the enemies. Additionally, Makoto's more serious and light cold personality contrasts Mana's Genki Girl attitude well.
- Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Goes both ways with Mana, really. She learns that having an enthusiastic friend is better than not having an enthusiastic friend. Mana learns that some people can be hurt by her enthusiasm, such as the time she's trying to befriend Regina in front of Makopi.
- Meaningful Name: The "Ken" in her surname means "sword", which is also the suit in playing cards that was the precursor to spades. She isn't, however, the first Kenzaki to be a warrior represented by spades.
- Modesty Shorts: Like with Diamond and Rosetta, you can just barely see them in the ending.
- My Greatest Failure: The series opens with her failing to protect the Trump Kingdom from an invasion by the Jikochuss.
- Non-Indicative Name: At no point does she actually use a sword. Her forte is vaguely spade-shaped projectile Spam Attacks.
- No Social Skills: Even though a superstar amongst kids her age, Makoto lacks the most basic skills required for a girl to fit into modern Japanese society, such as cooking, making friends, calligraphy or even sweeping the floor properly. This could be attributed to the fact she spent most of her life as a professional-warrior who never had time to learn housework or non-combat skills. In fact in Episode 10 Makoto says the Trump Kingdom had automatic cleaning robots. But even then...
- Not So Above It All: When faced with Cuteness Overload, even she cannot keep her ice-cold shell from cracking and revealing the bubbly teenage girl beneath.
- Not So Stoic: Since she joins the other Pretty Cures, she drops her stoic behaviour for most of the time.
- One-Woman Army: Takes on an entire ARMY of Jikochuus in episode 48.
- Perpetual Frowner: Played straight in her Transformation Sequence and in the Lovely Force Arrow sequence. This looks kinda odd, because she winks without smiling.
- Pride: Her vice, as exhibited in episode 16 when she abandons Mana for trying to befriend Regina, who she considers responsible at least in part for destroying her homeland. Clearly, she's too proud to accept that there can be any shade of gray in the morality scale.
- Purple Is Powerful: If anything, she's a magical girl veterannote .
- Razor-Sharp Hand: How she fires her Holy Sword. However, she can actually use her Razor-Sharp Hand normally.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training:
- In episode 6 she is comically inept at cooking - because as a warrior she never really had to cook before. She picks up quickly.
- Episode 10 has her get into comical mishaps at Mana's school. Although the reason she didn't know how to clean was because she had automatic robots doing it for her in the Trump Kingdom.
- Say My Name: Episode 45, when things have seriously goes out of anyone's hands, it's interesting that she only calls Mana alone."MANAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"
- Senpai Kohai:
- She was the newest Pretty Cure in the Trump Kingdom and was active for just a month when the Trump Kingdom was invaded. Her Pretty Cure senpais were killed during the battle against Lust and Gouma, who died as well. According to Word of God, they should be revived after the defeat of Proto-Jikochuu.
- She calls Cure Peace "senpai" in New Stage 2.
- Stage Names: MakoPi, which doubles as her In-Series Nickname. Point in fact it's used more often than her formal name "Makoto" in the show itself.
- They Call Him "Sword": Not only that. A flashback from Episode 42 reveals that she was Sword (perhaps just Sword, with the Cure title being given to her later on much like the "Sir" title among knights) as a kid, implying that she's born in her Cure form.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Makopi is a student, an idol, a model, an actress, a Magical Girl Warrior, and a refugee from magical world searching for her lost queen. And she is a minor. The burden she carries is immense, and it shows: sometimes she falls asleep in class.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives a massive one —for kids show, at any rate— to Mana. Because Mana is trying to befriend Regina, who shares the blame for destroying Makopi's country.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In Episode 35, she's afraid of dentists. It's her first time, though. But the caries Jikochuu who has a drill scares her so much that she refuses to transform, at first.
- The Worf Effect: She suffers from this since she has joined the team, all credits for finishing the Monsters of the Week goes to Cure Heart or Cure Ace when they don't use group finishing moves. Especially when they got their first Mid Season Upgrades, she got the worst attack, since the only purpose of Sparkle Sword is simply attacking while the others' attacks defend, freeze and finish, respectively. Sparkle Sword has finished only one Monster of the Week, yet, but thirteen episodes after it was introduced. Depending on situation, her attacks are the least useful ones, but not useless.
Aguri Madoka/Natalie (Cure Ace/ Glitter Ace)
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese), Erica Lindbeck (English)
The mysterious fifth Cure. Aguri is in fourth grade, but ages whenever she transforms. As Cure Ace, she is much stronger than the other Cures. However, she can only remain transformed for 5 minutes at a time.
It's later revealed that she's the light/dutiful half of Princess Marie-Ange, with the dark/selfish half being Regina.
Tropes associated with Aguri:
- Aloof Ally: Though it turns out part of the reason she comes and goes so often is to stop the villains from realizing that her powers have a time limit.
- Because Destiny Says So/You Can't Fight Fate: She gains this mentality from learning the connection between her and Regina. As a result, she is determined to settle the score between them, but she keeps Mana in the dark about it due to the two tropes. She even outright tells her the former as her justification for attempting to kill Regina while she's down.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves the other Cures from Regina's Sphere of Destruction.
- The Big Girl: As Cure Ace. She is the strongest of the five, but is neither The Heroine nor The Lancer.
- Brutal Honesty: Abuses this trope to no end when she first appears, just for the sake of making the Cures stronger.
- Episode 23: She tells Mana in her face that Regina nearly killing them all was her own fault and to move pass it, completely ignoring that Mana was shocked to have someone she had just befriended being taken away by the villains.
- Episode 24: She tells Makoto that she isn't a professional, which causes her to consider retiring from the idol business. It's worse in the English dub, where she flat out says she should give up singing.
- episode 25: She calls Alice weak when her Rosetta Reflection broke mid-battle, and told her to comeback stronger just so she wouldn't disappoint her anymore.
- She isn't as bad with Rikka in Episode 26, where she just told her to really think over what she wants to do when she grows up.
- Came from the Sky: As a baby. The other characters even make allusions to Kaguya-hime..
- Catchphrase: "Bravo" when she eats sweets, and "adieu" when she disappears. It becomes heartbreaking when she says Adieu to Eru in episode 45.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her attack Ace Shot changes depending on the color of lipstick used.
- Cool Big Sis: As Cure Ace. Not so much as Aguri; after all it's difficult to have the 'big sis' vibe if you Comical Overreacting over a cake and scolding your fellow Cure with cream on your face, more so when you're younger than the one you scold.
- Cry Cute: Like any Rie Kugimiya Type-A Tsundere (albeit a mild one), she breaks down crying before the other Cures at the first half of Episode 43 while in the middle of a Heroic BSoD upon realizing that everything she knew about herself may have been a lie all along.
- Cultured Badass: As Aguri, she is quite knowledgeable about tea ceremonies - mostly because her grandmother is a tea ceremony teacher.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: To the powered-up Regina and to Jikochuus. Justified, she has a limit of 5 minutes before she de-transforms.
- Deus ex Machina:
- Does Not Like Spam: She hates carrots, but she eventually overcomes this in Episode 37.
- Dreaming of Times Gone By: She dreams about Marie-Ange fighting King Jikochuu in Episode 42.
- Finger Poke of Doom: Does this to a Jikochuu in episode 23. Without actually touching it! This proves to be Foreshadowing for the big reveal about her, Regina, and Marie-Ange.
- Flaming Hair: Her hair is literally made of fire during her transformation. However, she doesn't exactly have a hot temper.
- Freudian Trio: Has this relationship with Mana (The Kirk) and Regina (The McCoy). Semi-literal, since Aguri and Regina were originally part of the same person.
- The Gadfly: It's suggested in episode 27 that she purposely put the other Cures through a tea ceremony just to see how they'd react.
- Gratuitous French: "Adieu", and (combined with Gratuitous English) "Love Kiss Rouge".
- Hand Wave: During the Non-Serial Movie she suddenly appears in Makoto's Lotus-Eater Machine. When asked how she got there, she literally claims Love Transcends Spacetime.
- Happily Adopted: Her grandmother is not actually related to her; she's a foster child.
- Heroic BSoD: In episode 43, upon learning that everything she thought she knew about herself was wrong.
- Hour of Power: She can only remain in her Precure form for five minutes at a time. However, after obtaining the Eternal Golden Crown, time is no longer a problem.
- Identity Amnesia: Episode 43 indicates that Aguri is suffering from this. In episode 45, the Eternal Golden Crown reveals to Aguri her true identity.
- Identical Stranger: Cure Ace looks a lot like Marie-Ange. In episode 35, Makoto explicitly states that Aguri reminds her of Ange, and Aguri says that she finds Ange familiar despite the fact that they supposedly had never met before the episode. Mana also mistook Aguri for Regina when she saw her from behind. Episode 45 and 46 reveal that Aguri and Regina are both Ange's Literal Split Personalities.
- Keigo: Despite being harsh and strict, she speaks in a very polite manner. Even more than Alice.
- Lightning Bruiser: She's stronger than the other Cures and is much faster than them.
- Literal Split Personality: Both Aguri and Regina are this to Marie-Ange.
- The Mentor: Both as Aguri and Cure Ace. As it turns out, she was fighting the Selfish long before the other Earth-born Cures got their powers. Except that this was untrue.
- Modesty Shorts: A quick glance during the climax of Non-Serial Movie shows that Ace does wear them.
- Older Alter Ego: Her transformation sequence ages her body.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She quietly goes to Trump Kingdom Earth in episode 45 to confront Regina with Jonathan and Cure Sword, leaving Mana in the dark.
- Petal Power: Rose petals. They are multifunctional, just as for teleporting, attacking, defending etc.
- Playing with Fire: Her transformation sequence sets her on fire.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up
- In Episode 43, it's revealed that Aguri landed on earth as a baby and was found by her grandmother Mari. They were immediately attacked by a Jikochuu, but they were protected by a light which purified the Jikochuu and the infant suddenly grew into a nine-year old child.
- Inverted, since she's the light half of Ange and thus the Aguri we see is really Ange's Younger Alter Ego after she experienced Plot Relevant Age Down.
- The Power of Love: Cure Ace can get stronger by love. While the other Pretty Cure can get stronger by their own love, Ace becomes stronger by the love of other people, too.
- Power-Up Food: In Episode 37, she gets a Power-Up after eating a carrot which is full of the Aki Kadono's love, the carrot farmer.
- Raised by Grandparents: She is raised by her grandmother. It's later revealed that Aguri is a foster child and isn't biologically related to her grandmother.
- The jewel on her chest starts to pulse red when her transformation is about to time out, just like Ultraman.
- Her origin and her relationship with her grandmother Mari is extremely similar to Son Goku and his grandfather Son Gohan. Both of them landed on earth as babies and were found by their respective grandparents who (have) raised them.
- The Spock: Tends to be more pragmatic and conscious of rules than the other Cures, and less willing to show forgiveness to their enemies. It comes from being a physical embodiment of Princess Marie-Ange's sense of duty towards her people.
- Stranger Behind the Mask:
- Meta-example. Since Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star, every Sixth Ranger in the franchise has been a character that appeared before. But after Cure Ace first appears, she is soon revealed to be an entirely new character.
- Zig-Zagged when it turns out Aguri was actually a part of Marie-Ange the whole time.
- Sweet Tooth: To the point when she has one of Sebastian's creations, she goes into a Toriko level of detail in how it tastes.
- Tagalong Kid:
- Subverted. Aguri is a fourth-grader, but as Cure Ace, she's physically older than the others. But when her time limit is over and she transforms back, Aguri is definitely this and helpless.
- Because of her time limit, she doesn't transform immediately when the enemies appear and she has to wait until the time comes when the girls need her help.
- Tsundere: As expected from Rie Kugimiya; however, Aguri is a downplayed version of Rie's usual type A, especially compared to some other examples.
- Two First Names: "Madoka" is usually a given name, not a surname.
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: Aguri has a bit of this. She spends much of her first appearances sternly lecturing the other Cures for not being strong enough. Ep. 32 sees her intimidating and lecturing many middle school students for relying too much on Mana.
- Unreliable Expositor: Quite a few things she initially says about herself prove to be less-than correct. This is due to her Identity Amnesia.
- Wistful Amnesia: She seems to have this reaction when entering the Trump Kingdom. See Literal Split Personality.
- The Worf Effect: Subverted. She is the strongest of the Cures and had no problems with the Monsters of the Week when she was an Aloof Ally. But, when the villains summon new, stronger types of them, even Ace gets trouble, making this being an actually justified trope. However, her Finishing Move is still strong enough to purify both types, the combined and Blood Ring Jikochuus.
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (Japanese), Tara Sands (English)
Tropes associated with Charle:
- Dub Name Change: To "Kippie".
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: She is as competent as Mana.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a corruption of "Charles", the card corresponding to the King of Hearts in old Parisian playing-card decks.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Like with "Arisu", there was a lot of trouble finding a good translation for her name (Sharuru? Cheryl?).
- Verbal Tic: Ends sentences with "~sharu".
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Davi in Episode 36, when they argue that love between humans and mascots aren't allowed. After Rachel's heart got broken, both of them feel sorry for him, and they hug each other while crying.
Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)
Rikka's fairy, level-headed and reliable. Later, he can transform into a human boy that's around 10 years old.
Tropes associated with Rachel:
- Badass Adorable: In Episode 36, despite being in his Commune form, he defeats a freaking Blood Ring Jikochuu. Well, then the Pretty Cures purify it.
- Bishie Sparkle: Not him, but he sees every girl he loves sparkling.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Like Charle, but he's less succesful than her. In Episode 36, when Yashima says that he's her hero, he tries hard to be a hero. The Jikochuu learns this the hard way.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed. He's jealous of Ira who is taken care of by Rikka in Episode 26.
- Gender-Blender Name: He's actually a guy. Despite this, he has a feminine name.
- Meaningful Name: He's named after the card corresponding to the Queen of Diamonds in old Parisian playing-card decks.
- Older Than They Look: Lampshaded by himself. According to him, he's the oldest of the three, but he looks younger than Charle in their human forms. Which makes no sense, since they were born at the same time.
- The Power of Love: In Episode 36, his crush on Yashima gives him enough strength to defeat a Blood Ring Jikochuu while being in his Commune form.
- Precocious Crush:
Rachel: "Rikka will always be my number one!"
- He's suggested to have one for Rikka.
- In Episode 36, he has a crush on Rikka's classmate Yashima, but after she introduces him her boyfriend, his heart gets broken. Shortly after that, he develops his true crush on Rikka again.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some fan translations render his name as the more masculine "Raquel".
- Use Your Head: Justified, in his Commune form, he can only use his head, but he defeats a Blood Ring Jikochuu with The Power of Love. However, he actually hits with his right cheek and it hurts afterward.
- Verbal Tic: Ends sentences with "~quel/~keru".
Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Alice's fairy, the youngest of the four and a little bit spoiled. Later, he can transform into young human boy.
Tropes associated with Lance:
- Butt-Monkey: Lance is the go to mascot of comical abuse. His ears are chewed by Ai-chan in several episodes and falls face down to goldfish scooping stand. He's literally Ai-chan's Chew Toy.
- Meaningful Name: Lance is short for Lancelot, the card corresponding to the Knight of Clubs in old Parisian playing-card decks.
- Third-Person Person: He has used "boku" only once.
- Verbal Tic: Ends sentences with "~de lance" or just "~lance"
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)
Makoto's fairy, who is constantly concerned about her. She can transform into a human and acts as Makoto's manager DB.
Tropes associated with Davi:
- Cats Are Superior: By far the most competent and mature of the fairies. Justified due to being older than the others.
- The Gadfly: She seems to have fun teasing Makopi, though it's usually for her own sake.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: To Makoto. Davi has more common sense than her. She's also the only one of the four mascots who knows some history of the Trump Kingdom since the others were send to earth, shortly after their birth. And she can drive a car.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a corruption of "David", the card corresponding to the King of Spades in old Parisian playing-card decks.
- Sarcastic Devotee: She supports Makoto, but she really thinks she should be more honest with herself.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name could also be "Dabyi" or "Dabi", and possibly is that version since the letters "DB" are seen on a letter she left for Mana.
- Token Adult: The only mascot who can transform into an adult while the other three transform into two children and a teenager.
- Verbal Tic: Ends sentences with "~bi". When the four are in human form in Episode 29, she's the only one to drop this.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can transform into a human and assumes the position of Makoto's manager.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair as DB.
Voiced by: Yuka Imai
A humanoid baby fairy that hatched from an egg the girls find in Joe Okada's shop. Mana essentially becomes her babysitter. At the moment, she provides Magic Enhancement and Mid Season Upgrades to the protagonists, as well as providing Cure Ace's transformation magic. It's suggested that she has an importance beyond this. Eventually it's revealed that she is the remains of Princess Marie-Ange's physical body, transformed into a fairy after her psyche was split between Regina and Cure Ace.
Tropes associated with Ai-chan:
- Catchphrase: "Ai~" and "Kyupirappa~".
- Has Two Mommies: She has lots of "parents." The Cures, the fairies, and Jonathan are involved in raising her. But it's mostly Jonathan.
- Literal Split Personality: She's actually the physical body of Marie-Ange, transformed into a baby-like state after her psyche was split.
- Magic Enhancement:
- She can enhance the power of the Precures.
- Later on, her cry is able to enhance the villains. This turns out to be a subversion and inversion; Ai was actually weakening the villains the whole time. When she cries, it causes the bad guys to return to their normal power.
- Red Herring: The fans had theories that she's the princess or Cure Ace or both. It turns out that she's not the princess and she's Cure Ace partner. Subverted when she did turn out to be the princess... the princess's body, that is.
- Someone to Remember Him By: She becomes one for Jonathan and Makoto, when Marie-Ange's spirit makes it clear that she is not coming back to life.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No one seems to find anything unusual about a winged baby with such unusual eyes and hearts embedded into her cheeks, not even Mana's mom after Ai uses magic to pose as her daughter.
Voiced by: Yuka ImaiThe beloved princess of the Trump Kingdom. When the forces of Jikochuus invaded her kingdom she fought on the front lines against them, and although she was able to petrify King Jikochuu she was driven back by their superior numbers. She was separated from Cure Sword when they fled through a dimensional portal to Earth, and her current whereabouts were unknown until the Precures find her in a glacier. She's currently sealed in magical ice...or not.
Tropes associated with Marie-Ange:
- The Archmage: Show some shades of this, despite being a Magic Knight proper. She...
- Seals King Jikochuu using Miracle Dragon Glaive without anyone else's help...
- Creates Charle, Raquel, and Lance basically on the fly and while being tactically cornered...
- As Ai-chan, creates more powerful Loveads whenever the Selfish Agents come up with new tactics.
- Battle Ballgown: Dons one of these in the battle with Jikochuus in episode 7's flashback.
- Blade on a Stick: Carries a lance to battle.
- Chekhov's Gun: Her lance is later revealed to be the Miracle Dragon Glaive, a weapon used by one of the legendary Precures from 10,000 years ago.
- Chekhov M.I.A.: After the kingdom is lost, her whereabouts is unknown. A significant number of the episodes are spent looking for her. But she is — or at least the better part of her — there all along, as Aguri.
- Conflicting Loyalty: After her father became King Jikochu, she is torn between her love for him and her duty to her people. In the end she decides to split her soul into Regina and Cure Ace, each embodying one of her two desires.
- Creating Life: She created Charle, Rachel, and Lance.
- Cultured Badass: She has a good upbringing as a princess. Furthermore, she's also aware of Earth, and is rather knowledgable of its cultures.
- Defiant to the End: Before she can transform into a Jikochu, she pulls her own heart out and breaks it in two, effectively dying in the process but transforming the uncorrupted part of her heart into Cure Ace and her body into Ai-chan. All of this is to assist the future Precures and prevent the Jikochuu from gaining all of her power.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: As she is turning into a Jikochuu.
- Exact Words: When contacting the Cures through Ai's mirror, she says she's borrowing Ai's power. Ai-chan is actually Ange's body, and the Ange speaking to the Cures was an illusion Ange created.
- Frontline General: Whenever we see her in someone's flashback, she's almost always fighting the Jikochuu invaders.
- The High Queen: Her role in the story, even though she's technically just a princess.
- Human Popsicle: She is found frozen in ice in episode 20. Subverted in episode 45 when it's revealed it was just an illusion all along.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: She rivals Saber in her dedication to her country. Subverted. She is selfish enough to consider staying with her father after he turned into King Jikochuu. Bel is savvy enough to see this and make an attempt to exploit it.
- In-Series Nickname: She prefers to be called "Anne".
- I Will Only Slow You Down: How she is separated from Cure Sword. However, this is not the entire truth— she tells Sword to go ahead because she wants to try to save his father again, fueled in no small amount due to her wish to be by his side.
- Killed Off for Real: Marie-Ange dies when she removes her Psyche and splits it in two — Aguri and Regina — while her body becomes Ai-Chan. Her spirit even says these tropes herself by the end of the series, though the spirit then goes into Ai-chan after saying goodbye to Cure Sword.
- Klingons Love Shakespeare: She plays karuta.
- Lady of War: Began practicing swordplay from a young age, insisting that it was no less elegant or ladylike than her other hobbies. By the time the series begins, she's one of the most skilled fighters in the kingdom.
- Laser Blade: The tip of her lance is made of magical light.
- Literal Split Personality: The Princess' light side became Aguri, while the dark side became Regina. Each of them have faint memories about being Ange. These are her 'heart', while her body became Ai-chan.
- Love Makes You Evil: Subverted. Her love for her father was capable of corrupting her into a Jikochuu. It corrupted half her heart before she broke it.
- Magic Knight: A ridiculously powerful one. Even her Literal Split Personality Regina is more than a match for the Cures, and it takes another one of her split personality, Cure Ace, to balance the fights.
- Princesses Rule: Appears to be the sole ruler of the Trump Kingdom; nevertheless, she's referred to as a princess and not a queen. Episode 46 reveals her father the King was there all along; he just wasn't shown until then.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: One of the few royals to actually fight and defend their kingdom who isn't a Cure themselves.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Her apparent body is found encased in magical ice. No one seems to be able to get her out of it, until Aguri does so in episode 45... which reveals that she was never actually in the magical ice at all.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Bel tries to turn her into a Jikochuu through mind games, she simply rips out the corrupted part of her heart, stating that she will keep on fighting one way or another.
- Significant Double Casting: The reason why she's not credited is because she and her reincarnated body Ai are voiced by the same person. If her voice actress was given right away, fans would pick things up and it would ruin the twist. Not that it was obvious just by their appearances alone.
- Thanatos Gambit: Even when she's seemingly gone, her plan keeps King Jikochuu from invading Earth. It's less Thanatos Gambit and more like Thanatos Russian Roulette. When she realizes that she's also corrupted by selfishness, she breaks her own heart into the selfish part and the selfless part. She entrusts her selfless heart to fix things. The roulette pays off handsomely when both hearts of her turns out to be good people despite their flaws.
- Tomboy Princess: According to Jonathan, she's good at some hobbies typically enjoyed by men, such as horseback archery and sculpting. She's also a capable fighter and plays karuta.
- Warrior Princess: Fully capable of leading the charge into battle and kicking plenty of ass on her own.
Joe Okada/Jonathan Klondike
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Grant George (English)
A mysterious souvenir salesman who gives the girls the "Cure Lovies" they need to become Pretty Cures. His true identity is a knight of the Trump Kingdom, and the fiancé of Princess Marie-Ange.
Tropes associated with Joe Okada:
- Big Damn Heroes:
- He rushed to defend Princess Ange when King Jikochu invaded, but he's too late.
- In episode 45, he rescues Cure Heart out of Regina's magical trap.
- Bodyguard Crush: He was one of the knights who protected the Princess. Then, they became fiancees.
- The Bus Came Back: He finally returns at the near end of episode 44 to free Cure Heart. And he is back with the Eternal Golden Crown.
- Can't Catch Up: The Cures keep getting upgrades, while he doesn't. This result in fairly skewed ratio of usefulness when he's fighting alongside of the Cures. Cure Sword has to carry him in episode 45.
- Card Sharp: He knows his way with tricks. When things get really serious in episode 45, he throws an Ace of Spades to Cure Sword, which she catches.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Despite everyone's best effort, Marie-Ange is really gone. But at least she left Ai-chan to Jonathan for him to remember the love.
- Enigmatic Empowering Entity: He gets called out on it in Episode 18. We also learn he's not as knowledgeable as he seems - even he doesn't know who Ai-chan is or where she came from.
- The Load: First in Episode 20, where he shows that he's not able to climb a mountain so easily like the Precures, despite being a knight, and he doesn't do anything useful. Then Episode 46 onwards, there he's so useless that Cure Sword has to help him and carries him on her back despite being smaller and lighter than him (not to mention that he's heavier with his armor). During the Grand Finale, he doesn't do anything, not even helping the evacuation of citizens, at least not on-screen.
- Punny Name:
- My Greatest Failure: "Cure Sword wasn't the only one who couldn't save anyone."
- Nice Hat: His tulip hat. In episode 44, when The Bus Came Back, he has ditched the tulip hat and opted for a black fedora.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Obviously isn't a normal shop-owner, but whenever the girls try to press him for information he always changes the subject or has to leave suddenly.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: His time spent hiding ice-encased Ange from the Jikochuus, as well as his finding Eternal Golden Crown in the desert.
- The Only Way They Will Learn: More or less the reason why initially he only helped the Pretty Cure indirectly.
- Put on a Bus: In episode 23, he goes to an undisclosed location to keep Marie-Ange safe.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Becomes the president of Republic of Trump in the ending.
- Say My Name: He seems to say his fiancee's name a lot, typically with anguish.
- Significant Monogram: "JK", or "Jack", fitting the playing card motif.
- Sixth Ranger:
- Walking Spoiler: His true nature and role has a lot of spoilers.
- What the Hell, Hero?: The Cures call him out for missing out on the things happening like Ai-chan joining the Selfish briefly and when Bel impersonated him.
Voiced by: Izou OikawaAlice's loyal butler, who contributes much to keeping the Precures a secret from normal society.
Tropes associated with Sebastian:
- Badass Normal: Although he possesses no supernatural powers whatsoever, Sebastian has invaluable skills and connections to the real world that allows him to accomplish tasks that the Cures and Joe simply cannot with their magic. He has defeated several servants with his martial arts skills in a second.
- Battle Butler: He even knows martial arts.
- Empowered Badass Normal: In Episode 25 it's revealed that he's reverse-engineered the Cure Communes and created one for himself, allowing him to transform into "Cure Sebastian" (who looks suspiciously like Batman). Until it's destroyed at the end of the episode. Subverted, because he never has a chance to use it.
- Fantastically Indifferent: In episode 21, the Royal Crystals suddenly start glowing. Everyone in the room is seen having a reaction except for Sebastian.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Sebastian possesses connections to the adult world such as surveillance, law-enforcement, media and forensics that make our heroines' lives that much easier. He even can use an orbital satellite to track down the Royal Crystals. When they disappear, he manages to use the Yotsuba family's personal Helicopter to get them to where they were last sighted.
- Knight in Shining Armor: In Episode 25 he fights Mamo while wearing knight armor and a shield. Thanks to this, he ends up uninjured.
- Old Retainer: He serves the Yotsuba family for many years, raises Alice, he's one of her most important people, and he's highly respected by the family and the other servants.
- Parental Substitute: Ever by Alice's side, he is a second-father and best friend to her.
- Satellite Character: Being a butler, his life of course orbits around the well being of his mistress Alice.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Screwing even narrative rules, for the span of episode 25 Sebastian manages to become a Precure by building his own Cure Commune. Perhaps as lampshading, his Precure form looks like Batman.
- Stock Character: He is but one of many Sebastians in 21st Century Anime who is a Cool Battle Butler to a refined young lady.
Voiced by: Youko MatsuokaAn old mascot who looks like a turtle, but she can transform into a dragon. She protects the the Legendary Mirror and tests the Pretty Cures. She was also the partner of Cure Empress, one of the three legendary Precures..
Tropes associated with Melan:
- Barrier Warrior: It's so strong, it can block Lovely Force Arrow and Ace Shot.
- Fangs Are Evil: Averted. Her fangs are seen just before her transformation, but they are shown only once. And she's not evil.
- Flight: She has flight abilities in her turtle form like the other mascots, but she grows large wings in her dragon form and flies properly with them.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: Subverted. The girls still gain the Legendary Mirror.
- Our Dragons Are Different: She can transform into a dragon and fights in this form.
- Retired Badass: Despite being so strong, she decides to leave the fate of the world to the young generation of Pretty Cures.
- Prehensile Tail: Cure Diamond freezes her wings from behind. Not only that doesn't work, Melan attacks Diamond from behind with her tail, too.
- Threshold Guardians: To the Pretty Cures, as she protects Legendary Crystal Mirror.
Tropes associated with the Legendary Pretty Cures:
- Legacy Character: The first to be explicitly referred to in series. The previous example, Cure Angie from Heartcatch Pretty Cure, appeared in the Non-Serial Movie only.
- Tarot Motifs: Their Theme Naming, as revealed in the Complete Book.
Voiced by Mayumi IizukaShe was the first Legendary Cure whose name and appearance were confirmed in the series, and she was Melan's partner. She owned the Magical Lovely Pad.
Tropes associated with Cure Empress:
- Determinator: Even when all of her teammates were gone, she did never give up.
- MacGuffin: She owned the legendary crystal mirror, known as the Magical Lovely Pad.
- Woman in White: Her costume is mainly white.
- You Remind Me of X: Not her, but Cure Heart reminds Melan of her because both of them are Determinators.