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Dys Dark

The main antagonists of the series. They're a group of dark entities that invaded Hope Kingdom and Earth is their next target. Their goal is to spread despair around the world.
    In General 
  • Despair Event Horizon: Their entire goal is to spread despair throughout the world.
  • Enemy Civil War: It's relatively minor at first, but the main trio of Dys Dark generals really aren't the most cooperative with each other. By the end of the season, only Stop and Freeze remained truly outside any of their discourse, albeit likely for unsurprising reasons.
  • Terrible Trio: Close, Shut, and Lock are often called the "Three Musketeers."
  • Three Plus Two: The main trio of Dys Dark generals are joined by Stop and Freeze later into the season, and technically, it's a one plus three situation thanks to it also being the same moment when Close is revived, and Lock was the first between them to be defeated for good, besides Twilight.


Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara
The leader of Dys Dark and a Wicked Witch who is responsible for conquering the Hope Kingdom and depriving it of all hope. She sets her sights on Earth to spread despair there, sending her generals to run that task for her.
  • Abusive Parents: Even if she's not really Towa's mom, she raised her to believe she was. In Episode 21, she makes Towa use the Princess Perfume, knowing she'll eventually use up all her life energy. She even tells Kanata that "Twilight" has been useless.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: She is created from the despair from the people of Hope Kingdom, making her one for despair, and eventually why Haruka decided not to obliterate her within Close: you cannot kill the concept of 'despair', best you can do is to stay strong and rebuke it everytime it rears its ugly head.
  • Bad Boss: Hello? She had the evil Perfume drain Twilight's energy?
  • Big Bad: Of the series. And unlike some previous Big Bads in Pretty Cure, she retains this position for the entirety of the show.
  • Break Them by Talking: Uses this on Towa in episode 22, claiming Towa is the only one responsible for the destruction of Hope Kingdom and heavily implies that she killed Kanata while helping her escape from Dys Dark. It backfires on her rather spectacularly.
  • The Chessmaster: She lured Towa to the forest of despair specifically because she knew the princess is the source of hope for her people. Without Towa, the kingdom quickly fell into despair which gave Dyspear enough power to conquer Hope Kingdom. She also seems to be fully expecting that the cures will free Hope Kingdom from her influence and leaves for Earth while the Cures fight with Close. And even after she is defeated by the Cures, fusing with Close caused her will to live on within him, so she technically isn't dead yet.
  • Cool Mask: Part of her outfit.
  • Create Your Own Hero: She molds the keys for Twilight in order to defeat the Pretty Cures. When Twilight gets purified and become Towa, her molded keys turned into Dress Up Keys and results in Towa transforming into Cure Scarlet in the process.
  • Devour the Dragon: Does this to Close in the final episodes. Close welcomes it, and not only survives, but becomes Dyspear's successor.
  • Exact Words:
    • She promised little Towa that she will help her become a perfect princess. But she didn't mention it means brainwashing Towa into thinking Dyspear is her mother and she is the sole heir to the throne of Dys Dark.
    • After being driven out of Hope Kingdom, she vows to never set foot in it again, and she keeps her word. That doesn't mean she won't target the Earth, though...
  • For the Evulz: She was planning to cast Towa aside after conquering Hope Kingdom as she was no longer needed. But then decided that turning princess of hope into princess of despair would be "much more interesting"
  • Graceful Loser: After Flora revives the Flower Castle, Dyspear congratulates the cures and declares she'll leave Hope Kingdom alone now. But she didn't mention she already has a plan B...
  • Hero Killer: She gives Towa the impression that she murdered Kanata. He's actually alive.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Tried to make Towa fall into despair by claiming that she is the one to blame for the destruction of Hope Kingdom and the disappearance of Prince Kanata because if Towa didn't go into the forest of despair, everything would have been fine. However, it backfires on her when Towa decides to amend for her "sins" by becoming a Grand Princess and saving her kingdom. As a result, Towa's keys and Princess Perfume are purified and she transforms into Cure Scarlet.
  • Hope Crusher: As someone who steals dreams and is out to drown the universe in despair, it's the simplest way to describe Dyspear.
  • Horned Humanoid: Coming from the sides of her head.
  • Humanoid Abomination: In her monologue in episode 21, Dyspear all but states that she had no physical form until there was enough despair in the Hope Kingdom to feed on.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While she comes across as a generic doomsday villain at first, the times where she is active outside of her throne room really push her to this trope, a stark contrast to previous big bads that try to justify why they are evil or are evil because they are just evil. Her brand of evil is much more personal, especially in episode 40.
  • Meaningful Name: It’s pronounced the same as "despair".
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: She has a plunging neckline, which reveals a keyhole in the middle of her chest.
  • Offing the Offspring: She does this to Twilight with the evil Perfume. To make matters worse, Twilight's not even her daughter!
  • Orcus on His Throne: Zig-zagged. The first half of the series has her doing so. But in Episode 22, she leaves for once in an attempt to bring Towa back to her side. She's back on her throne afterwards until Episode 29, although that may or may not have been a projectile of her attacking the Cures. she's playing the trope straight again until episode 48 when as she attacks Noble Academy as counter for destroying her castle in Hope Kingdom.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: First appeared as a giant shadow in the title sequence. She makes her first real appearance in episode 6.
  • The Stoic: From what we've even so far, she hasn't displayed any sort of emotions visually-
  • Time Master: In Episode 22, she temporarily stops time to talk to Towa.
  • Walking Wasteland: It's showing how monstrous she is when all of the flowers and plants die as she walks by them. Even the sky and ocean turn dark.
  • Wicked Witch: Described as the Witch of Despair.
  • You Have Failed Me:

The daughter of Dyspear and adversary of the Pretty Cures, see her page for more details.


Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono
A strict, short-tempered and headstrong member of Dys Dark's Three Musketeers and the first general to fight the Princess Pretty Cure.


Voiced by: Satoshi Hino
A pompous and narcisstic but timid general of Dys Dark and the second of the Three Musketeers to confront the Pretty Cure.


Voiced by: Yuki Kaida
Another of Dys Dark's generals who is cold-hearted and the third member of the Three Musketeers to butt heads with the Pretty Cure.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Reveals his plan to become the king of DysDark and wanting to overthrow Dyspear. It was so close...
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead to Close's Brunette and Shut's Blonde.
  • Dark Chick: The closest to this, given his near total apathy for human emotion and how he toys with the Precure.
  • Evil Genius: Again, the closest to this for the group, thanks to his genre savviness.
  • Evil Redhead: He has red hair. Or rather, Kuroro's hair is red.
  • Expressive Accessory: The eyes on his hood act as such, seeing as his actual eyes are covered by his bangs. Justified as it's his real form.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: His eyes are always hidden by his hair.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Just like the others, he has some prominent fangs, as does his hood. Though, to be fair, Kuroro having them would make sense due to being a cat.
  • Genre Savvy: Manages to steal the Dress Up Keys from the Precure while they weren't paying attention to prevent them from fighting back.
  • Graceful Loser: After his initial Zetsuborg is purified, he simply bids farewell to the Cures before retreating.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Episode 49, He actually does pull a Heel–Face Turn and joins forces with Kuroro to stop Dyspear.
  • In the Hood: His outfit or rather Lock's default form.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Is a young boy and part of the organization that wants to spread misery and despair to Earth. Subverted since he's just a sentient wardrobe while Kuroro is a fairy.
  • Me's a Crowd: Episode 28 reveals that he has two different colored clones of himself.
  • Mood Dissonance: Lock is always easy-going and slightly bored, not matter the situation.
  • One-Winged Angel/Scaled Up: Like Close before him, he becomes a dragon frog monster in order to defeat the Cures.
  • Overnight Age-Up: When Dyspear leaves him charge of Dys Dark for the time being, he takes advantage of it by changing his appearance to an older version of himself.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Subverted. At first, he always assumed a bored expression even when he summoned a Zetsuborg. But then Dyspear left him in charge...
  • Scarf of Asskicking: This is the last form Lock takes on, wrapped around Shut's neck.
  • The Shadow Knows: His first appearance in the opening hints at this.
  • Shrinking Violet: As Kuroro; he's remorseful over his past mistakes and shy and anti-social.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: Sports a rather demonic one in Episode 28.
  • Tagalong Kid: Subverted. Lock is the youngest of the three musketeers, but is recognized as his own agent.
  • Verbal Tic: Some subtitles make him end most of his sentences with "'kay."
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no qualms about kicking Twinkle in Episode 20. In Episode 23, be proceeds to beat up Cure Scarlet.
  • Young and in Charge: Dyspear temporarily leaves him in charge when she leaves to the forest to heal her body. Subverted when he changes his age to an older man.


Voiced by: Takayuki Nakatsukasa
The monsters the Three Musketeers summon. They can rob their victims of their dreams by trapping them into the Gate of Despair.
  • Cyber Cyclops: The lights in their padlocks make them out to be this. This gets averted with later variations of the Zetsuborgs who have two padlocks, but is played straight again with the Metsuborgs.
  • Elite Mook: The Metsuborgs.
  • Faceless Goons: Zetsuborgs have a padlock that completely obscures the face of any possible forms that could have a face in most circumstances.
  • The Four Gods: The four Metsuborgs seen reference these.
    • In chronological order: Lion, dragon, turtle, butterfly, with the latter likely being a stand in for the bird. Funny enough, the dragon is actually yellow, matching Huánglóng's description rather than Qīnglóng.
  • Monster of the Week: The requisite ones for this season.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Four times, no less.
    • First were the red Zetsuborgs with purple eyes, from a combination of Twilight's Dress Up Key and Shut or Lock summoning a Zetsuborg.
    • Then came the horned Zetsuborgs with yellow eyes, courtesy of Lock once he temporarily takes over. Shut also summons this variation once.
    • Then came the double-padlocked Zetsuborgs with green eyes, introduced with Stop and Freeze, which Shut also starts to summon.
    • Lastly are the Metsuborgs, with a more curved shape and horns in the style of Dyspear's, which she can summon on the fly.
  • Pokémon Speak: Like most Precure monsters in the franchise.
  • Punny Name: "Zetsuborg" is a pun on the Japanese word "zetsubō" (meaning "despair").
  • Recurring Boss: Yui's Zetsuborg, pictured above, is brought out three times.

    Stop & Freeze 

Voiced by: Shiori Izawa and Miyako Ito
"Come play with us."
Two new generals of Dyspear introduced mid-season. They can also summon Zetsuborgs, just like the first three generals.
  • Alice Allusion: While they may not fit the complete criteria, both of them are said to be references to the White Rabbit or March Hare & the Dormouse.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Their completely covered up appearences and in-betweenish voices makes it hard to nail down what gender they are. It seems likely however that Stop was meant to be more feminine while Freeze is more masculine, as the former has a higher pitched voice while the latter has a somewhat deeper voice and shorts.
  • Ambiguous Robots: Episode 31 seemed to imply that they're Zetsuborgs with more intelligence, but nothing else was stated about that.
  • Ass-Kicking Pose: Exaggerated to the next infinity, where almost all of their screentime has them making outrageous poses together. Heck, when they were first born they were in separate poses.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Possibly.
  • Co-Dragons: Both of them are this to Close.
  • The Comically Serious: They can border on this sometimes. Despite acting serious and monotone, they often find themselves in more comical situations than their companions, such as going out on a mission to obtain makeup because Shut said it'd make them invincible. There's also the ridiculous poses they make at literally every given moment when they're not completely still.
  • Coordinated Clothes: They both wear nearly identical armor.
  • Creepy Children: They’re both born midway through the season, and have child-like voices.
  • Creepy Monotone: It's generally only their volume that raises, but never their tone.
  • Creepy Twins: Downplayed, but still there.
  • Cyber Cyclopes: Possibly, given the ambiguity of what they look like under the helmets.
  • Diving Kick: They like to do this a lot when they have to fight.
  • Dual Boss: Every time they're fought, they're together.
  • Eye Beams: One of their attacks is shooting green lasers from their visors.
  • The Faceless: Their faces are never shown through their helmets, if they even have any.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: They wasted no time in demonstrating this. Especially when they summon a Zetsuborg.
  • Flat Characters: Borderline no characterization for the both of them whatsoever. Then again, this may have been intentional.
  • Killer Rabbit: Stop invokes this with their helmet design’s pointed ears.
  • Kill It with Fire: Averted, they completely No-Sell an attack from Cure Scarlet.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bombs: Born midepisode by Close once he returns.
  • Literal-Minded: They genuinely believed what Shut said about makeup being able to make them invincible.
  • Masculine Lines, Feminine Curves: Inverted, possibly. Stop is more feminine but has the helmet with more edges, in contrast to Freeze's smoother helmet despite being more masculine.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: In both of their One-Winged Angel forms.
  • No-Nonsense Nemeses: No jokes coming from or involving them, and they take their roles seriously, hilarious posing aside.
  • One Winged Angels: Notable in that they have two. First, they're towering plant-like pillars with only their visors and teeth visible from holes in the pillars, and later during the final battle with Close, they become massive snakes.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouses: They're both barely any taller than the Pretty Cure, yet seem to be the best hand-to-hand combatants amongst the Dys Dark generals.
  • Plant People: Implied to be this, given they are born from seeds and grow out of flowers, and how their first set of One-Winged Angel forms are towers made of vines.
  • Sickly Green Glow: They were the first Dys Dark generals to start using the Zetsuborgs with green eyes, while accompanied with a green background during their summoning. Their visors also glow green from time to time.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: While all of the Dys Dark generals somewhat get these, Stop & Freeze’s are actually pitch black when they first appear, save for their “eyes” which glow green.
  • Sixth Rangers: Both of them join Dys Dark three fifths into the season.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Their monster forms in the final battle.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Again, possibly. Freeze has shorts, Stop doesn't.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Freeze, meanwhile, has a more mouse-like helmet design with it’s circular ears.
  • What Happened to the Rabbit & Mouse?: They're last seen fusing with Close and becoming markings under his eyes, and are never seen or heard of again, nor implicated if they're dead or not.