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    Suoh Shirahane
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka
The first and main protagonist of Flowers. Suoh Shirahane is a shy, socially-anxious girl known for her bookwormish tendencies and cool, mature beauty. Debuts in Flowers: Le volume sur Printemps and returns as the main character of Flowers: Le volume sur Hiver.
  • Abusive Parents: Or parent. Suoh's stepmother scarred her so badly that Suoh has a panic attack thinking of her years after her father divorced her.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Has a tendency of tripping into these. When asked about a suitable punishment for failing Sister Dalia's ballet test, Suoh has the option of posing a "heated one-on-one session" as an answer. Likewise, Suoh accidentally suggests that she would be a nude model for the Fine Arts club if Mayuri joined it.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: And how! Suoh picks up on and recalls minor details that are almost ridiculously obscure when solving the many mysteries that plague the academy. This gains her a fair amount of admiration among the cast.
  • Creepy Child: Somewhat. Whilst Suoh is ultimately a very sweet girl, she is incredibly socially awkward, and addicted to horror movies and novels, as well as frightening her friends. It's quite telling the person she most identifies with in The Bible is Judas Iscariot.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Though she isn't so clumsy that it's one of her character quirks, Suoh is notably clumsier than the other members of the cast.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Suoh's mother passed away when she was very young, and her strict stepmother, a pianist who taught Suoh how to play, was heavily implied to be mentally and emotionally abusive to the point where Suoh feels physically ill even thinking about pianos. As if that wasn't bad enough, Suoh's first and only experience with public education ended with bullying and teasing, resulting in her withdrawing and being home-schooled until her decision to enroll in Saint Angraecum Academy.
  • Determinator: Is going to make friends at the academy no matter what it takes! On a more depressing note, Suoh will do anything to find out what happened to Mayuri. She fully intends to let her go after she finds out, however.
  • Extreme Doormat: At the beginning of the game. During her fated encounter with Rikka, Suoh is barely able to introduce herself before running away; the same thing occurs when she meets Mayuri for the second time at the entrance ceremony. Her social anxiety is most evident during her first day at the Academy, but as the game progresses, Suoh slowly learns to overcome it.
  • Flower Motifs: Chinese redbud (literally the meaning of her name). Symbolizes aspiration, modesty... and ironically, betrayal, because it's also called the Judas tree.
  • Friendless Background: Because of her difficulties with social interaction, she had no friends before she came to Saint Angraecum Academy.
  • Hidden Depths: Suoh's favorite movies are The Shawshank Redemption and Gladiator, and she absolutely adores zombies.
  • Hime Cut: Suoh has one. Her hair is described as being "black as a wet crow", and it's implied that she's envious of Nerine for her long blonde hair. This doesn't stop Suoh from being considered exceptionally beautiful, however.
  • Honor Before Reason: A minor example. Suoh will always keep her promises, even her goals would have her do something else entirely.
  • I Am Not Pretty: Practically every character comments on Suoh's beauty at some point, but Suoh's self-esteem is so low that she not only doesn't believe them, but goes on to wonder why they would lie to her like that.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She decided to attend Saint Angraecum Academy in the hope that the Amitié system would help her find friends.
  • Luminescent Blush: It's not an exaggeration to say that Suoh spends most of the game blushing.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Suoh' is the Japanese word for Sappanwood, also known as the Judas Tree. This fact is integral to the first mystery in Printemps.
  • Nice Girl: Suoh is the sweetest member of the cast. Immediately thinks that Erika is someone who begs protecting even after Erika inconveniences her; Suoh even considers a pre-character-development Chidori a kind, considerate person, and easily forgives Rikka for leveraging Mayuri's big secret to force her into a relationship.
  • Oblivious to Love: Absolutely doesn't pick up on Rikka's feelings for her until it becomes a plot point.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She delivers a very short, yet scathing one to Rikka.
    Suoh: You're a coward...
  • Shrinking Violet: Poor Suoh is plagued by social anxiety and a general lack of social skills, coupled with an intense desire to make friends and emotional connections. Spends a good chunk of the game blushing, stammering, and trying but failing to get close to her classmates.
  • The Smart Girl: Regarded as such for her uncanny ability to solve school mysteries, to the point where Erika comments that she's "pulling a Suoh" when she begins to solve mysteries of her own in the second game. She also happens to be a walking encyclopedia from all her years of homeschooling.
  • Stage Fright: What her conflict is in the Festival arc. It's rooted in something deeper and darker but manifests itself as such.
  • The Woobie: Where to begin with Suoh? Her Dark and Troubled Past and social anxiety disorder give her no end of trouble, her only real family is her grandfather, and she's never had a friend before coming to the academy. Though eager to make connections with her classmates, her lack of experience with social interaction and general shyness keep her from doing so until weeks into the school year. Thankfully, things get much better for her if the player makes the correct decisions throughout the game.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Has shades of this. Though soft-spoken and demure, she eventually grows and becomes savvy enough to convince Rikka to help investigate the Bloody Mary mystery and by the end of the first game has taken strides toward overcoming her social anxiety.

    Mayuri Kohsaka
Voiced by: Rie Okamoto
One of Suoh's Amitié partners and the object of her admiration. An easy-going and charismatic girl whose warm personality draws Suoh in. Though Suoh is the main character of the series, Mayuri is the axis around which the story revolves.
  • Bifauxnen: Though her appearance and hobbies aren't particularly masculine, Suoh makes a point of noticing that she has several attractive and androgynous qualities, though not to the extent of Yuzuriha.
  • Advertised Extra: Despite being dearly important to Suoh as one of her Amitié and the True Route of the first game, and thus, Suoh's canon partner, she only shows up in two games and doesn't get as much screentime as Rikka in Printemps.
  • Flower Motifs: White lilies, symbolizing purity, dignity, and the Virgin Mary. (And obviously, yuri.)
  • Gayngst: Mayuri gets hit hard with this. She overcomes it after confessing to Rikka, and even has a loving relationship with Suoh in the True Route that lasts until her reappearance in Hiver.
  • Idiot Hair: It's subtle, but Mayuri has two cowlicks on the crown of her head.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Sasaki twins call her 'Yuri'.
  • Love Confession: Gives one to Rikka. It doesn't go well, but she earns Suoh's empathy and reconciles with her in doing. And then again to Suoh, after the Feast of the Assumption.
  • Not So Different: Is this with Suoh, and is the first to reach out to her after Suoh's first panic attack. In the end, this is what ultimately resolves the love triangle; Mayuri and Suoh's tragic pasts are similar enough that they can understand and fall in love with each other.
  • The One That Got Away: For Suoh at the end of the first game. Thankfully, she comes back.
  • Put on a Bus: For two games!
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her when her disappearance is Suoh's driving motivation after Printemps.
  • When She Smiles: An example of Gameplay and Story Segregation, as many of her sprites show her smiling. However, Suoh's narration reveals that a smile from Mayuri is quite rare.

    Rikka Hanabishi
Voiced by: Yûri Akeshima
Suoh's second Amitié partner and the freshman class's president. A thoughtful, responsible, and gentle girl who takes pride in being able to accomplish the tasks entrusted to her. Because she's so serious, many of the more mischievous cast members make a point of teasing her.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Is a point in the series's only true love triangle. She's deeply in love with Suoh, but Suoh likes Mayuri. Ironically, Mayuri is in love with Rikka for the first half of the game.
  • Always Someone Better: Her younger brother is this for her. This has given her a pretty severe inferiority complex.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing to one in the first game.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It's hardly fair to call her a "bitch" but the sheer emotional abuse (and manipulation) she puts Suoh through in the first game qualifies her for this, despite her initial innocent appearance.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Suoh. Doesn't like it when the Sasakis pull Suoh away for cooking club and really doesn't like that Suoh is so fascinated by Mayuri.
  • Easily Forgiven: Suoh and Mayuri don't hold her any ill will for what she did. The narrative doesn't punish her for blackmailing Mayuri and coercing Suoh either...besides the fact Suoh will never return her feelings, and that her and Mayuri will become lovers.
  • Flower Motifs: Poppies, which symbolize both wishes and rejection in hanakotoba.
  • Freudian Excuse: She's been second-best more or less all her life, and her insecurities catch up with her when she loses the role of the Virgin Mary to Mayuri and it becomes clear that Suoh prefers Mayuri over her. The threat of being second in Suoh's affections causes Rikka to snap and threaten to expose Mayuri as a lesbian in order to coerce Suoh into a relationship with her.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Class president, choir club singer, academic powerhouse, and all-around nice girl! She hosts tea and birthday parties frequently and pays for the refreshments out of her own pocket. It's implied that Rikka pushes herself so hard because of her family's expectations.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Though she has a route of her own in Printemps, the True Route has her as this for Suoh. Rikka/Suoh is all the more hopeless in later installments, as Suoh's relationship with Mayuri is the overarching plot that connects the games.
  • It's All About Me: Rather telling about her true personality, is as soon as she hears Mayuri is a lesbian, she starts plotting a way to blackmail her, without a single thought about how she feels. Suoh calls her out on it.
  • Meganekko
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Has a sprite that's exactly this.

    Erika Yaegaki
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
A self-described misanthrope with a mischievous streak and a sharp tongue. A cynical loner and Suoh's book buddy. The protagonist of the second game, Flowers: Le volume sur Été.
  • Animal Motifs: Her large eyes and smile are noted to be reminiscent of a cat, which her aloof personality only contributes to.
  • The Cynic: Noted by the cast to always have something cynical to say.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: For all that she tries to hold herself aloof, Erika can't stop herself from warming up to the cast.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Erika loudly and shamelessly declares her appreciation for Nerine's looks upon their first meeting. Likewise, Erika has no qualms checking out Chidori and Sister Dalia out when the opportunity arises.
  • The Gadfly: Cheekily teases the cast for her own amusement, with Rikka being the most common victim. She'll awkwardly apologize if she's sensed she went too far, though.
  • Flower Motifs: Heather (the meaning of her name), symbolizing solitude, rest, modesty, and benevolence.
  • Foil: Is ultimately one to Rikka. They both act as Suoh's close confidantes, but one is very socially inward, the other, almost always the centre of attention. Rikka ends up becoming a borderline False Friend to Suoh, trying to get close by hurting the target of her affections out of jealousy becoming the Big Bad of the first game, whilst Erika has Undying Loyalty to her Best Friend, supports her fully from the start about her relationship with Mayuri, and never once betrays her. It's no coincidence they really don't like each other, and Erika knew what Rikka really was from the start.
  • Hidden Depths: Admits that she'd like to sing Brody's Immigrant Song and is an avid fan of baseball.
  • Hot for Teacher: Most of the cast finds Sister Dalia attractive, but Erika is the closest to her in the entire class. Sister Dalia is even Été 's non-canon route, and Erika has feelings for her during the True Route as well.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: While she considers Suoh a comrade in being a social outcast and bookworm, Erika is slow to warm up to the other members of the cast. By the fourth game, however, she's well and truly integrated into the freshman class.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Defines Erika to a tee. Though often rude, abrasive, and troublesome, Erika is still the first person Suoh turns to in times of need and always manages to give good advice. Erika also has a soft spot for the twins, though that doesn't stop her from teasing them relentlessly.
  • Pet the Dog: Downright sweet to Suoh, compared to how she acts to everyone else. Proves to be a loyal friend and confidant to Suoh when it comes to things that she can't share with even her Amitiés.
  • Promoted to Playable: Erika becomes playable in the second installment and maintains a strong presence in third and fourth games.
  • The Smart Girl: As expected of Suoh's bookworm buddy. While solving mysteries is a Innocent Grey staple, Erika also has the dubious honor of being the instigator of the first mystery in the Flowers series, which is difficult to solve without Google and a walkthrough.
  • Snark Knight: Erika's witty, biting comments practically define her. She's not too big to make self-deprecating jokes about herself, either.

    Ichigo Sasaki
Voiced by: Juri Nagatsuma
The energetic and gregarious elder sister of the Sasaki twins. Curious and mischievous with a penchant for pranks, Ichigo is a member of the cooking club and along with her sister, has the coveted honor of being Suoh's first friend.
  • Curious as a Monkey: Likes to ask questions and investigate. This gets her into trouble or makes trouble for her friends more often than not, but Ichigo (and by extension, Ringo) are always easily forgiven.
  • Flower Motifs: Strawberry flowers, of course.
  • The Gadfly: Along with her sister. Ichigo often says and does things with the sole intent of making her friends blush. One of her pranks results in one of the more worrying mysteries in Printemps. Her motive? She and her sisters wanted to transfer out of the academy, but decided to play one last prank to see how everyone would react before they do. Thankfully, Suoh solving the case convinces them out of it, but the main trio are terrified for her before the mystery is solved.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Ichigo's enthusiasm comes hand in hand with an inability to read the mood.
  • The Nicknamer: Comes up with many for the members of the cast. Calls Mayuri 'Yuri' and Chidori 'Chidorin'.
  • Older Than They Look: Ichigo is the oldest student in the freshman class. This trope also applies to Ringo, but since Ichigo is the older twin...

    Ringo Sasaki
Voiced by: Juri Nagatsuma
The younger of the Sasaki twins. Where Ichigo is active and excitable, Ringo is studious and lethargic. She and Ichigo are both members of the cooking club (the difference being that Ringo actually cooks).
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Is in love with Yuzuriha by the third game. Unfortunately for her, Yuzuriha has been in love with Nerine for years.
  • Bookworm: Along with Suoh and Erika. The three of them even have a discussion about a novel in Printemps.
  • Flower Motifs: Apple blossoms, naturally.
  • Hidden Depths: As lazy as she is, Ringo is quite the bookworm and enjoys talking about books with her friends.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For Yuzuriha. Much like Rikka, the True Route of Automne is someone other than her; in this case, Nerine.
  • Sleepy Head: Introduced as such on the first day of classes. Ichigo has to wake her up to greet Suoh.

    Chidori Takasaki
Voiced by: Aya Suzaki
A talented ballet dancer with a tendency to ask after things she shouldn't. She seems unapproachable and has diva-like tendencies. Erika's Amitié partner.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Has this in spades with Erika. They spend a great deal of time in Summer and Fall bickering with each other.
  • Death Glare: Many of her default sprites has her glowering from under her bangs, and in-universe, her nasty expression is one of the reasons why students find her unapproachable. In truth, Chidori is making that face because she needs glasses and can't really see.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Tells Erika that she'd rather not waste time speaking with her when they first meet. By the end of Été, Chidori is downright mushy over her.
  • Flower Motifs: Plum blossoms, a symbol of refinement, devotion, and endearment.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Is this when she realizes that she has feelings for Erika, but that Erika has feelings for Sister Dalia. Unfortunately, she takes her frustration about this development out on Erika.
  • Insult Backfire: Prone to this, especially with Erika. But for the most part she gives as good as she gets.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Chidori is proud, curt, and has a tendency to speak before thinking. She manages to upset even Suoh when she transfers in. But she means well for the most part, and her main motivation for Été's first mystery is to keep from upsetting Suoh again.
  • Kuudere: Type 2. Though initially icy and aloof when introduced, she warms up to the cast and shows a much sweeter side to Erika in private.

Other Members of Saint Angraecum Academy:

    Yuzuriha Yatsushiro
Voiced by: Kei Mizusawa
A second year and president of the Council of Nicaea, which is the equivalent of the academy's student council. Yuzuriha is also a member of the cooking club and choir. Theatrical, athletic, and flirtatious, there isn't much that Yuzuriha can't do... besides cooking, that is. Nerine's Amitié; partner. The protagonist of the third game, Flowers: Le volume sur Automne.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: With Nerine. At least, for most of the third game.
  • The Ace: As stated, there isn't much that Yuzuriha can't do. In addition to being the head of the Council of Nicaea, she's a talented singer, pianist, and athlete. The only thing that she can't seem to succeed in is cooking, though even then she shows room for growth.
  • Bifauxnen: Acts more boyishly than anyone else in the cast and even uses the personal pronoun "boku" in addition to adding "-kun" to the ends of her friends' names. Even Suoh is drawn to her princely appearance and flirtatious ways before becoming more familiar with her.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Her grandfather was British, but she was born and raised in Tokyo. Being a quarter-British is apparently enough to give her silver hair, however.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's a total weirdo and most of the underclassmen are slightly exasperated by her antics, but Yuzuriha undoubtedly acts as this for Suoh and the Sasaki twins.
  • Childhood Friends: With Nerine.
  • The Cynic: Unexpectedly, theatrical, jovial Yuzuriha is quite prone to being this.
  • Even Girls Want Her: Not unexpected considering Yuzuriha's looks, personality, and the series's setting, but Yuzuriha always turns down the girls who confess to her because she's a lesbian and in love with Nerine. The former reason makes sense, apparently.
  • Flower Motifs: Daphniphyllum (yuzuriha), a kind of flowering shrub native to China. A symbol of rejuvenation and inheritance.
  • Large Ham: Oh, Yuzuriha. She's known for being theatrical; the third game reveals this to just be an act.
  • Lethal Chef: Despite being in the cooking club, Yuzuriha has absolutely no talent for cooking. This is especially frustrating for her because she's so good at everything else. But Yuzuriha is working on it, and with Suoh's help and persistent practice, even manages to make something edible.
  • No Senseof Personal Space: Yuzuriha is very informal and quick to be affectionate to those around her. She makes a habit of finding new and incredibly touchy ways to greet Suoh. At one point, she even licks sauce off of Suoh's cheek!
  • Promoted to Playable: Introduced in the first game and upgrades to protagonist in the third.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Nerine. Yuzuriha, for all her popularity, is well-known as the school weirdo and is regarded as such by most of the cast. Nerine, on the other hand, is the definition of The Ojou.
  • Student Council President: And she has all the talent and prestige that comes with it. However, she is also a member of the choir and cooking club.

    Nerine Komikado
Voiced by: Yuka Nishiguchi
Vice-president of the Council of Nicaea and president of the choir. She's half Italian and is noted for her angelic, ethereal beauty. Unknown to most of the student body, however, she has a fascination with the occult and enjoys eating while strolling. Yuzuriha's Amitié; partner.
  • Childhood Friends: With Yuzuriha.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Though she seems like the very definition of the sophisticated, elegant (especially compared to Yuzuriha) upperclassman, she has a deep fascination with the occult and a bottomless pit of a stomach when it comes to sweets.
  • Flower Motifs: Literally nerine, which is a kind of lycoris. Symbolizes pleasant memories, patience, reunions, and one who has led a sheltered life.
  • In-Universe Nickname: Yuzuriha affectionately calls her "Neri".
  • Lethal Chef: Yuzuriha states that if Nerine ever tried to cook, she'd probably lose a finger.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her mother is full Japanese, but her father is an Italian pastor.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Performed the Bloody Mary ritual and was disappointed when nothing happened.
  • Odd Friendship: With Yuzuriha, surprisingly. Though they're close enough that many students believe they're dating, Suoh comments that Nerine and Yuzuriha are an odd pair.
  • Sweet Tooth: When it comes to sweets, Nerine has a bottomless pit for a stomach. She has such a big sweet tooth that she threatens to eat all the cake at Rikka's all-you-can-eat tea party.

    Sister Dalia Basquiat
Voiced by: Mitsu Takashiro
The freshman class's teacher and a faculty member at Saint Angraecum Academy. Sister Dalia's father was a pastor, and she's lived her entire life in the walls of Saint Angraecum Academy. Sister Dalia is remarkably laidback for a nun and seems more like a sister figure to the cast than an instructor.
  • Adults Are Useless: Subverted for the most part. Sister Dalia reaches out to the protagonists when she notices that they're having a hard time and even assists Erika in lieu of her Amitié in Été. She also accompanies Erika and co. on some mystery investigations in the second game.
  • Flower Motifs: Dahlias (symbolizing elegance and grace).

Alternative Title(s): Flowers


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