This is the character sheet for Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star.
Voiced by: Orie Kimoto
- Adorkable: Watch her rambling about plane and cotton candy and say that she's not this. You can't.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Saki has interestingly drawn eyebrows that make hers look thicker than other characters, both in the series and compared to other characters from the entire franchise. Her eyebrows are quite distracting for many fans; the source of that "I want to lick Not-Nagisa's salty eyebrows" meme.
- Boyish Short Hair
- Catchphrase: "I'm in top form!"note Looks like she inherits it from her mother.
- Cool Big Sis: In contrast to Nagisa who always argues with her brother Ryota, Saki really loves her little sister Minori. They even share the same bedroom.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Expy: Of Nagisa.
- Genki Girl
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Just like Akudaikahn that can't take the fact he creates life well, Saki just simply can't understand Dark Fall's ideology. Raised in a household that recognizes life in everything, destroying only for the sake of it doesn't sit well with her because for her, life is just too precious.
- Light 'em Up: As Cure Bright.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She's the only one of the two duos that has no idea or has suspicion that Kaoru and Michiru are Dark Fall warriors. But it's because of that, she had no doubt on each other's intentions note , only seeing her friends as awkward, but kind-hearted people.
- Malaproper: Whenever Shitataare is involved, often with hilarious results.
- She does the same to Karehaan too.
- Meaningful Name: "Saki" comes from the Japanese verb "saku", meaning "to bloom", while "Hyuuga" can be translated as "facing the sun"
- Tomboy to Mai's Girly Girl
Voiced by: Atsuko Enomoto
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: It's not as much as she lacks focus; she has too much focus on things that tickle her fancy, usually her drawings, and it's difficult to distract her out of that. Choppy has to physically shake her out of her trance if that happens.
- Blow You Away: As Cure Windy.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Expy: Of Honoka.
- Forehead of Doom: Her Cure forms.
- Girly Girl to Saki's Tomboy
- Hyper-Awareness: This girl practically has a photographic memory and good eyes to notice that two people flying under moonlight hundred meters away are her classmates.
- The Klutz: Not her, but her mother. She's an archaeologist that often has sleep attack in the middle of doing something because she's losing sleep from her work. Mai usually is the one who bears the brunt of the damage of her shattered plates and scattered papers.
- Last-Name Basis: She calls everyone except Saki and the Kiryuu sisters with (Last name)-san. The only reason she calls Michiru and Kaoru with their given names is because their surname is the same.
- Little Sister Heroine: Subtle, but it's implied that Mai becomes more responsible and well-mannered than her somewhat indecisive older brother because in the past she used to be an Annoying Younger Sibling. She bonds with Minori because of their shared adoration toward their older sibling and desire to shed said Annoying Younger Sibling stigma for sake of said adoration.
- Meaningful Name: In Japanese "Mishou" is written with the characters for "beauty" and "fly". "Mai" translates to dance, but it can also refer to the fluttering of a bird's wings.
- New Transfer Student: In Episode 1; unique in that she's transferring to come back to her homeland.
- Nice Gal: Soft-spoken, well-mannered, and non-confrontational. She's loyal to her friends to the point of Can't Spit It Out when she saw Michiru and Kaoru as Dark Fall warriors because she can only see them as friends and she is unsure whether telling Saki is a right choice for their friendship.
- You Gotta Have Violet Hair
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi
Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki
Voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki (Moop), Akemi Okamura (Fuup)
- And You Were There: They share voice actors with with Michiru and Kaoru.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Especially to Flappy.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Their borderline Undying Loyalty and insistence to save Michiru and Kaoru from the Dark Fall, even though they are directly responsible for the destruction of their Fountain, is because the twins saved them from a falling tree, spared their lives, and allowed them to keep staying in the Fountain even though their job includes fairy-killing, long before their HeelFace Turn.
- Blow You Away: Fuup.
- Lunacy: Moop.
- Non-Human Sidekick
- Tagalong Kid: They fall into this.
- Verbal Tic: "~mupu" for Moop, "~pupu" for Foop.
Voiced by: Taeko Kawata
Voiced by: Isshin ChibaThe first general of Dark Fall to appear. He represents wood and is very serious about his job.
- Came Back Strong
- The Comically Serious: This guy is almost no-nonsense, except regarding his nickname Karecchi. He allows almost everyone to call him that.
- Enemy Mine: He dislikes Moerumba (mostly because their elements are incompatible and Moerumba rubs him the wrong way), but when it comes to fighting Precure, the combination is simply devastating. The Cures only manage to survive because when victory is almost assured, Karehan and Moerumba start fighting again, forcing Gohyan to retreat them both.
- The Generic Guy: He lacks the personality quirks of the other warriors.
- Green Thumb
- Meaningful Name: "Kareha" means "dead leaves".
Voiced by: Keiichi NanbaThe second general of Dark Fall to appear. He represents fire and enjoys dancing and partying.
- Ambiguously Gay: He seems to be hitting on Karehan after their revival, though it might have been just to mess with him.
- Came Back Strong
- Dance Battler
- Gratuitous Spanish: "Senorita!"
- Kick the Dog
- Laughably Evil
- Leeroy Jenkins: Basically his Fatal Flaw; he's too impatient to attack strategically (even Kintolesky is better at this than him), using two Uzaina at once to overwhelm the girls in his arc's last episode. As warriors of Dark Fall die from using up all their Miracle Drops to make Uzainas and taking too much damage, this is an incredibly stupid move as the Cures' finisher is Twin Stream Splash... and this happens again when Gohyan resurrects all the generals. He's such a glory seeker that he ignores Kintolesky's warning and charges head on to his seemingly defeated opponents, only to get blasted at point blank twice.
- Meaningful Name: "Moeru" means burn, while rumba is self-explanatory.
- Playing with Fire
- Sissy Villain
- Verbal Tic: Likes to say "Cha Cha" at the end of his sentences.
Voiced by: Mitsuo IwataThe third general of Dark Fall to appear. He represents earth and is rather bad at his job.
- Came Back Strong
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Dumb Muscle
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Meaningful Name: "Doro" means dirt.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When he merged with an Uzaina in episode 20, he made it easier for the Precures to defeat him because it was more difficult for him to keep his balance in that form. That was also the last time he got to fight the Cures until the final arc, as he died moments afterwards.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite being actually not so competent, he almost defeats the Precures, but Michiru and Kaoru secretly saves them.
- Shrinking Violet
- Simpleton Voice: He sounds very much like a Japanese-speaking version of Grounder from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Super Mode
Voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki (Michiru), Yuka Imai > Akemi Okamura (Kaoru)Two girls who are Akudaikahns children.
- Artificial Humanoid: Unlike the other members of Dark Fall, who were constructed from their element, Akudaikahn created the Kiryuu sisters whole cloth. This may explain why both of them are a...
- Blank Slate: Much of their development comes from being exposed to the human world, and, of course, friendship.
- Big Damn Heroes: In episode 42, they are reborn and appear in front of Precure to protect them from the also reborn Dorodoron and Karehaan.
- Brutal Honesty: At least at first.
- Convenient Coma/Sealed Good in a Can
- Cool Big Sis: Kaoru is this to Minori.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Creepy Twins
- Dark Magical Girl
- Disney Death: Twice!
- Demoted to Extra: Despite being so important in the series, they only earned a small cameo in Pretty Cure All Stars, while the second upgrades it to around three lines of dialogue.
- 11th-Hour Superpower
- Emotionless Girl: Kaoru at first. Michiru is friendlier from the beginning, but even she has her moments.
- Empty Eyes: Not as dull of a color as most other examples, but there is a sense of lifelessness in their eyes. It's worse when they fight the Cures, as it makes them look inhuman. The glossy look slowly disappears as they make their HeelFace Turn bit by bit until the eyes are completely normal-looking at the last few episodes.
- Evil Redhead: Michiru. At first, anyway.
- Forehead of Doom: Kaoru.
- HeelFace Turn
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the Final Boss Preview against Akudaikahn, they undergo this when they save the Cures by sending them away from Dark Fall. It turns out they didn't die, but were sealed away.
- Licked by the Dog: Minori takes a liking to Kaoru, and calls her Kaoru-oneesan. Kaoru feels ambivalent towards her.
- Meaningful Name: "Kiryuu" is written with the character for "fog" and another character that means "life" or "birth". Michiru means "to be full" as in a full moon, while Kaoru means "fragrance".
- No Body Left Behind: They very nearly become this.
- No Social Skills: Obviously justified, what with their origins and all. They grow out of this.
- Pet the Dog: Saving and sparing Moop and Fuup's lives, Kaoru towards Minori and a minor instance of her helping a snail get back up on a leaf.
- Pure Magic Being: They are made from "the power of destruction", which leads to problems when they turn against Dark Fall - if the power of destruction vanishes, so do they. When they do begin to vanish, they're saved by the spirits of the Earth, and the Power of Friendship.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Exist in subverted archetypes; Michiru might be the friendlier of the two but she's actually a type B Stepford Smiler who doesn't understand the reason of such novelties, while Kaoru is more prone of Brutal Honesty because she's insightful of her surrounding and doesn't see the point of faking her concern. Then they play it straight; when they face their inevitable fight with the Cures, Michiru quickly despairs and goes into a berserk denial, while Kaoru notices that fighting is not something that they want, makes peace with her contradicting existence and stops her sister.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: They only appear briefly in the second ending credits sequence.
- Super Intelligence: At one point they say they can read a school textbook once and remember it all.
- Unperson: Everybody but Saki, Mai and the mascots forget that they ever existed after they disappear.
- Villainous Rescue: Helping Precure in their last fight against Dorodoron by cutting his web that has tied them up.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kaoru
Voiced by: Naoko MatsuiThe fourth general of Dark Fall to appear. She represents water and is the only female of the five generals.
- Accidental Misnaming: She always gets angry at Saki for getting her name wrong...
- Enemy Mine: The reason why she invokes I Was Just Passing Through, Thinking Out Loud, and open a portal directly into Gooyan's lair; she's so furious that Gooyan is one step away from her by capturing Flappy and Choppy, she decides to help the Cures reclaim their fairies.
- An Ice Person
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: She seems to compete with Kintolesky for the title of Dark Fall's strongest, and being constantly one-upped by both him and the Cures really gets into her skin. Her interaction with the Cures really gets into It's Personal territory because of this reason, with both sides are not only physically clashing but also taunting psychologically and exchanging trash-talk.
- Kick the Dog: Taunting Mai and Saki via reminding them of Kaoru and Michiru's Fate Worse than Death.
- Lady of War: Ignoring her personality, she's actually a quite graceful fighter. She opts to dodge any attack with twirling motions and redirects physical attacks with her hands, not unlike Cure Egret herself. Most visible in DX 2, when she dodges Prism Chain with a simple twirl before charging at Precure 5 team, while Moerumba jumps away from the attack before it connects.
- Laughably Evil
- Making a Splash
- Meaningful Name:"Mizu" means "water" and while "shitataru", means "dripping"
- Minion Shipping: With Kintolesky.
- Noblewoman's Laugh
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Notably happens in almost all her appearances.
- Spell My Name with an "S": That Mizu might be a Ms.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
- Water Is Womanly: The sole female general, Ms. Shitataare, is themed around the element of water.
Voiced by: Jurota KosugiThe fifth and final general to appear. He represents metal and is a bodybuilder who enjoys fighting strong opponents.
- Badass Mustache
- Blood Knight
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Due to his Blood Knight tendencies. Early on he even says Earth isn't so bad, but he simply does not comprehend that not everyone likes fighting, or that there are more important things than victory.
- Dumb Muscle: A subversion. He's not stupid, but he dislikes using strategy. In fact the first time he tries using strategy he steals Saki's school festival costume, uses it to surprise Mai...and that's it. He even admits he didn't see the point. But this doesn't stop him from using Reverse Psychology later on to lure Saki and Mai into a trap.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Genius Bruiser
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Advises Saki on her drawing for Mai.
- Graceful Loser: Compliments Precure and says he's satisfied with their fight before disintegrating.
- Hell-Bent for Leather
- Hulking Out: And he's already muscular to begin with!
- Meaningful Name: "Kin" is Japanese for gold, "kintore" is an abbreviation of "muscle training", and "suki" means "like" (As in "I like muscle training")
- Minion Shipping: With Shitataare.
- Noble Demon: Despite being evil, he always keeps his word and is above acts of petty villainy.
- Paper-Thin Disguise
- Super Mode
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Only his human disguise has him wearing clothes, which just an added hoodie and Santa costume in Christmas episode.
- Worthy Opponent
Voiced by: Takayuki GodaiThe leader of Dark Fall. Or at least, thats what the show wants you to think...
- Abusive Father: Sending your daughters-except-in-name into Fate Worse than Death at the bottom of a lake after you blasted the hell out of them when they weren't fighting back really grants you the title, Akudaikahn.
- Disc-One Final Boss
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Learning that he created life sends him into a near Logic Bomb.
- Large and in Charge: When he finally stands up, he destroys the Dark Fall headquarter.
- Meaningful Name: "Aku" means "evil", while "daikan" is an old word for "magistrate"; it's a reference to a villain archetype in Jidaigeki.
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Orcus on His Throne: Bonus points for there being a literal throne.
- Psycho Electro
- Sinister Silhouette: A subversion in that he really is a giant, shadowy figure. Given that his Soul Jar is a fire, he might be a Living Shadow.
- Soul Jar
- Super Toughness: In their first confrontation with him, Bloom and Egret try to physically attack him. They end up only hurting their own limbs. He also No-Sell Twin Stream Splash without much fuss, claiming that he didn't even use half of his power.
- Truly Single Parent: At one point the Cures note that he's basically the Kiryuu sisters' father.
- Unwitting Pawn\Puppet King
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
Voiced by: Toshiyuki MorikawaA little imp who serves Akudaikahn. In truth, hes the true leader of Dark Fall. He might look like a simple creature, but hes really a monster whos been around since the start of the universe and seeks to destroy it all.
- Big Bad
- Bishōnen Line: Gooyan looks like a goblin at first. His true form wouldn't be too out of place in Dragon Ball Z
- Creepy Monotone: Does a bit of this in his true form.
- Eldritch Abomination and Humanoid Abomination: He apparently existed before the universe.
- Faux Affably Evil: He always speak in Keigo even after the reveal. He taunts, he grinds morale, he destroys, but he always do those politely and without empathy. When his true form is shown, he might forgone the Japanese Honorifics, but his language is even more archaic and soft-spoken. He also becomes emotionless and more callous of everything, including his Dark Fall.
- Flash Step
- Man Behind the Man
- Meaningful Name: "Goya" is a kind of melon. It may also be a reference to "Echigo-ya", a Japanese 17th century merchant group, which would evoke the "dishonest merchant" archetype in Jidaigeki.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: It's noted about mid-series that he's much more powerful than he looks. And then he turns out to be the Big Bad...
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In a few episodes. It's surprising no-one catches onto his skin color.
- The Power of the Void/Casting a Shadow
- Sphere of Destruction
- Time Abyss: He remembers the universe before Big Bang happens, thus he's older than any life form on Earth had existed.
- World-Wrecking Wave
Voiced by: Ayaka Saitou
Voiced by: Hideo Watanabe
- Cool Cat
- Evil Detecting Cat: Knows Kintolesky is evil before he reveals himself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He acts distant, but really does care for Saki and her family.
- Pillars of Moral Character: On. Since Saki saved his life as a kitten, he has pledged his whole life to protecting her and the Hyuuga household when it is within his power.
- Secret Keeper: Like Chuutaro before him, he knows his master is a Pretty Cure and the mascots claim to like hanging out with him.
- Talking Animal: When he becomes the host for Princess Filia on Earth.
Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi
Voiced by: Miyu Irino
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (Hours), Tarako Isono (Minutes)
- Fat and Skinny: Well, more like Short and Tall.
- Meaningful Name: ...Obviously, at least to native English speakers.
- Perpetual Frowner: Hours.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hours is serious, while Minutes is more silly. At the same time, Hours is more emotional while Minutes is laid back.
- Say My Name: "Minutes! Minutes!"
- Tsundere: Hours is a non-romantic Type A, especially evident at the movie's end.
Voiced by: Susumu Hayami
- Badass Longcoat
- Bag of Holding: His briefcase actually sucks people up and deposits them into a giant maze. The weirdest thing is that he says he found the maze!
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Trapping the heroes in a maze.
- Nice Hat
- One-Winged Angel / A Load of Bull
- Sinister Shades
- Sphere of Destruction
- Time Stands Still: This is what he tries to accomplish in the movie. Why? Because in a world where everyone else is frozen in time, he can do whatever he wants.
- Unfortunate Names: Sirloin? Seriously?