Hana Nono (Cure Yell)
Voiced by: Rie Hikisaka
- Adorkable: Hana's enthusiasm and Butt-Monkey moments make her possibly the most Adorkable lead Cure in the franchise's history, as evidenced by the abundant number of reaction gifs and images that have been created from her scenes.
- All-Loving Heroine: So much that it puts Nozomi to shame. Whether its destroying time, stealing memories, manipulating childhood friends into committing mass murder for laughs, or any other atrocity that would get you killed in any other franchise. Hana Nono is always willing to forgive and forget.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Its revealed in Episode 23 that she was isolated from her peers at her old school after sticking up for her classmate who was being bullied herself. Gets worse when you realize its implied that this is probably the reason she transferred schools in the first place.
- Babies Ever After: The first Cure who becomes a mother in the Distant Finale, complete with her on-screen birthing of Hugtan/Hagumi (though since this is a kid's show, it isn't too graphic). However, it's unknown who her husband is since he's only briefly shown from the neck down.
- Bare Your Midriff: Keeping in line with the cheerleader motif, her outfit has this when transformed.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In the Distant Finale, she's shown to still have her childish Genki Girl personality despite being the president of a successful company.
- "Hooray, hooray, <X>!"
- "Mechokku!note " whenever she has a Butt-Monkey moment.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: The only reason she ended up being late to her first day of class was because she stopped to help an old lady carry her bags after already shielding her from a stray baseball. Her drive to not back down when someone needs help is also what leads her to protect Hugtan and become Cure Yell.
- Driven to Suicide: Word of God implies that this was her Bad Future self's ultimate fate, which then motivates George to stop the future from progressing at all cost.
- Dude Magnet: As the main villain's Good Counterpart. Cure Yell has gained a fair amount of male admirers. Unfortunately the Big Bad is among those admirers.
- Genki Girl: On top of being extremely cheerful, she's also the Cure of high spirits/energy. In other words, she's literally the "Cure of Genki".
- Hair Decorations: Blue hairclips in her civilian form, red ribbons and daisies as Cure Yell.
- Heart Beat-Down: Her main attack, appropriately named "Heart For You", shoots a giant heart that purifies an enemy.
- Height Angst: Is noted to be shorter than most other girls her age, which is why she wants to become a mature big sister figure.
- Heroic BSoD:
- In Episode 10, she starts off as a disheartened Butt-Monkey as the Mirai Pad gives her an old-fashioned festival uniform compared to Saaya and Homare's cuter waitress outfits. Things then go From Bad to Worse as nothing goes right for Hana, resulting in her becoming so depressed over her lack of standout qualities compared to her friends that she's left unable to transform and Hugtan enters a coma by the end of it.
- She seems to be showing signs of PTSD as of episode 24, where she has flashbacks of George stopping time in the middle of a pool party, and when seeing Gelos using her Toge-power to cause a widespread panic during said party.
- She suffers another one in the Hugtto/Futari wa movie as the weight of her friends turning into amnesic babies and unable to figure out how to save them crushes her emotionally.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Runs a bouquet company in the finale.
- Horrible Judge of Character: The many times she meets George, she always acts friendly to him, despite his evil and mysterious appearance, or the fact that he appears near Hana during certain key moments in the season. It wasn't until he revealed himself as President Cry, as well as his interpretation of his own dream that Hana starts seeing him as the villain he is. At the same time, it's possible George could've invoked this, so Hana wouldn't have any reason to suspect him as being part of Criasu.
- Important Haircut: The first episode has her trying to give herself one before the first day of school, but it doesn't exactly go as well as she'd hoped.
- Kiddie Kid: Aside of looking like a grade-schooler, there are moments she behaves like a child despite being a middle schooler.
- Mama Bear: After episode 23 when George tries to take Hugtan away. Even doubly so as Hugtan doesn't call out for Hana by her name, she calls her "Mama". Considering the fact that Hugtan is her daughter from the future, it does make sense.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: An odd play on the trope considering she's the hero, but she functions as this to both Saaya and Homare. Both of them were caught in a slump in their respective lives until Hana came along with her exuberant personality and supportive cheers to liven things up, eventually resulting in both of them getting over their problems and improving themselves. Eventually becomes a deconstruction when she realizes that her upbeat attitude in cheering other people on is the only thing she has going for her and begins to feel inadequate compared to her more gifted teammates, resulting in her losing the ability to transform.
- Master of None: Deconstructed. As proven in Rurus physical analysis, Yell is overall balanced as a fighter, balancing agility, defense, and power, but her moveset is entirely basic and easily predictable. She's also shown to be willing to dabble in anything that's presented to her, but she's not shown to be particularly good at anything. This gets to her in Episode 10, where she feels envious over Saaya and Homare being so good at what they do, and progressively considers herself to be good-for-nothing after a series of catastrophes, which lead to her being unable to transform, Hugtan passing out from overexerting herself, and Hana entering a Heroic BSoD due to this.
- Meaningful Name:
- "Hana" can mean "flower", relating to the light flower theme in her Cure form. Hana herself mentions that she was named after the wildflowers that grow in fields, since her parents wanted her to grow up strong and healthy like those flowers.
- "Nono" means "field of wilderness", which reflects her Cure name and Genki Girl personality.
- New Transfer Student: Transfers into a new school at the start, and immediately makes a fool of herself. It's implied that the reason she transferred was because she was isolated by her classmates at her previous school.
- Odd Name Out: She is the only Precure with an English name (Cure Yell) on the team. Cure Ange (Angel), Cure Étoile (Star), Cure Amour (Love), and Cure Ma Chérie (My Darling/Dear/Beloved/etc) all have French names. Or so it seems, until Episode 42, where Henri points out that the katakana エール also stands for the French aile (wing).
- Older Than She Looks: Downplayed compared to more prominent examples, but she is still prone to being mistaken for an elementary school student due to her short height and personality, much to her chagrin.
- Oneesama: What she strives to become. She wants to be a mature older figure for others, although she fails miserably.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Used to have these before cutting them in the first episode.
- Petal Power: One of her secondary attacks, Flower Shoot, shoots a giant flower to deflect enemy attacks.
- Pink Heroine: Standard for a lead Cure.
- The Pollyanna: All the other cures agree that Hana's most defining quality is that her smile never goes down no matter how many distressing events she goes through. While it does show her smile faltering from time to time, she oftentimes finds the energy to bring it back to full force. And when it doesn't work, her friends are here.
- Pom-Pom Girl: Her uniform as a Cure has this motif. The bracelets on her arms can even turn into real pom-poms to use in her finisher or for simply cheering on others.
- Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Because she was disheartened at not being able to do her job as a waitress well, Hana loses her ability to transform in Episode 10.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Has magenta/light-pink hair and a very cheerful personality.
- Screaming Birth: This is how she gave birth to Hugtan/Hagumi, as seen in the finale.
- Stepford Smiler: Hana is genuinely happy and upbeat most of the time, but there are also times when she doubts herself and feels she has to mask her unhappiness with a smile. For example, in episode 24, she is clearly still reeling from the discovery that George, a man she trusted, is actually the Big Bad she's been fighting against this whole time. Instead of processing these feelings, she forces herself to put on a smile.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: When Cure Yell's Mirai Crystal evolves in episode 11, a glowing rainbow sword is also formed in front of her. Just before she uses it to defeat Charalit, who's been transformed into an Oshimaidaa, she trades it away for a different weapon to perform a purifying group attack with Ange and Étoile.
- Town Girls: The neither to Saaya's femme and Homare's butch. She's the most carefree and upbeat of the three and is neither a straight Girly Girl like Saaya nor a straight Tomboy like Homare.
- Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Cheer on the world! The Precure of Spirit, Cure Yell!"
- Worf Had the Flu: Worries herself right into having a fever in Episode 20 and is unable to participate in a fight.
Saaya Yakushiji (Cure Ange)
Voiced by: Rina Hon'izumi
- Adorkable: It's downplayed compared to the others' quirks, but Saaya has some really strange interests that she's hilariously passionate about: power tools, kappa, practical special effects, aliens, giant mecha...
- Angelic Beauty: Though not an angel herself, her uniform as a Cure has this motif, complete with lots of feathers. Of course, that isn't to say that she doesn't have the "beauty" part nailed down.
- Barrier Warrior: Her main attack, Heart Feather, is used to block enemy attacks. In Episode 7, she starts using them for offense as well.
- Character Tics: She has a favorite spot out by a beautiful and sparkling lake in a clearing of woods, where she goes out to practice her acting. She likes to get more intimated with nature, so she chooses to head over to tranquil place, then pull off her shoes and socks, dipping her feet in the soothing water and spreading her hands out wide as she raises her head up and looks at the sky. It helps her visualize herself as a graceful angel.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Saaya always goes out of her way to save her friends first instead of herself. This ends up getting exploited in Episode 17 where she rushes to Étoile's safety after the latter takes a hit, only to get hit herself since her back was turned to the enemy.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: While she's not clumsy by any means, Saaya is surprisingly bad at reading people, and her competitive streak can make this trope show. The biggest moment when this trope shows through is when she gets distracted trying to show up Emiru as a babysitter in Episode 14. While she's not failing, it's pretty clear that Emiru showing her up has knocked her off-balance, and she starts losing the babies' attention.
- Former Child Star: Downplayed, but Saaya was a famous child actor at one point. Though she still attends auditions for acting roles, she's unsure of what she wants to do as she's pressured to be as great as her famous mother.
- Gold and White Are Divine: Though these colors are common accent colors for uniforms in a lot of works, including Precure, and despite not actually being divine, Cure Ange gets bonus points for having them and being angelic in design.
- Heavenly Blue: Is the blue Cure, and has angels as her motif. The majority of the blue in her Cure form is a light shade, as most usages of Heavenly Blue are.
- Hidden Depths: Episode 14 reveals that Saaya actually has a competitive streak and dislikes losing to people of similar or higher skill. It's theorized that the reason why it hadn't surfaced before was because there wasn't anyone who could constantly keep up with her until Ruru came around.
- In an interesting inversion, for all her grace and skills, she's surprisingly bad at reading people, especially when they're trying to interact directly with her. When she first meets Ranze Ichijō after a couple of years, it goes over her head that Ranze is trying to set herself up as her rival. This is obviously a quirk on Saaya's part, because while Hana is trying to prevent a fight, and Homare observes with disdain, Saaya's only response to Ranze's entire spiel is "I like leeks.".
- Hopeless with Tech: Inverted. Possibly as a perk of living on the high end of society, Saaya stays up to date with the latest technology and uses it the most out of the core group, from searching things up on her laptop to, as mentioned above in Adorkable, gushing over the latest model of power tools. Even when she's watching horror films with everyone else, she's more interested in the special effects than actually being scared.
- Lethal Chef: She really enjoys super spicy, life-or-death hot sauce on her rice cakes. The others just want her to keep it to herself.
- Luminescent Blush: Is often prone to exhibiting this whenever people compare her to an angel due to her looks or her personality.
- Martyr Without a Cause: Downplayed. In battle, Ange is prone to saving others at the cost of her own safety; while this is justified as she's a primarily a supportive fighter (she's only doing her job), this can create openings for enemies to attack her.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name contains "yakushi" (薬師), which is an archaic form of the word "doctor", relating to her status as the healing Cure. Her first name being in hiragana means it can have multiple interpretations, but one possible one is "wise coloring" (慧彩).
- Nice Girl: As expected of the class representative, Saaya is always thinking of others and acts kindly towards everyone. Notably, she is the first person to personally reach out to Hana on her first day of school and even gives her a tour of the school.
- One Steve Limit: Averted in the franchise as a whole. Saaya is the second person to use the name "Cure Ange," the first being a prominent legend in Heartcatch Pretty Cure.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Normally a sweet and patient class representative at school, Saaya starts behaving more seriously and talking very differently when she actively has to try to keep up with other people. Hana and Homare are especially surprised about this.
- Out of Focus: Hana is the main protagonist and gets a foil in the main villain, Homare has her Ship Tease with Harry, friendship with Henri, and incites a jealous rival in Bicine, and Emiru and Lulu can bounce off of each other with their closer friendship. Saaya in comparison gets fewer focus episodes and unlike Homare, much of her achievements happen off-screen. When the focus isn't on her, she's sort of just there.
- The Smart Girl: She's the Pretty Cure of Wisdom.
- Squishy Wizard: As displayed in Rurus physical analysis, Ange has low combat and physical proficiency, especially when compared to her fellow Cures. To compensate, her special abilities and attacks rely on creating barriers as defense, which she improves upon to be able to reflect and attack with her shields.
- Town Girls: The femme to Hana's neither and Homare's butch. She's the most graceful and feminine of the three and she can be seen as coming from uptown because of her mother's status as a famous actress.
- Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Heal the world! The Precure of Wisdom, Cure Ange!"
- True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue dress in both civilian and Cure forms, fitting her sweet and ladylike personality.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Wouldn't be a blue Cure without it. She has dark blue hair in her civilian form and sky blue hair in her Cure form.
Homare Kagayaki (Cure Étoile)
Voiced by: Yui Ogura
- Adventure Rebuff: She's able to successfully create her Mirai Crystal but when attempting to jump for it for the first time, she triggers a painful memory and misses the jump, causing it to disappear. She is able to successfully claim it in episode 5.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She loves Harry, who loves Cure Tomorrow. Played for Drama, since it triggers her Heroic BSoD moment in Episode 32, but she learns to come to terms with it at the end of the episode.
- She lampshades this in episode 43 after her confession, wondering if unrequited love has a point. Harry making up for turning her down by cheering the loudest during her performance convinces her that it was worth it.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Shows textbook signs of PTSD such as jumping causing her to remember her failed figure skating jump, her sadness, distancing herself others and from figure skating, and a loss of interest in other activities (not going to school that often).
- Anguished Declaration of Love: In episode 43 to Harry who is unable to give her an answer until he sorts out his own love for Cure Tomorrow.
- The Big Guy: She's the Pretty Cure of Strength.
- Bilingual Bonus: Her alias is French for "star".
- Boyish Short Hair: Homare's normal hairstyle is a cropped bob, which she changed to when she grew disillusioned with her figure skating career and anything showing off her elegance, trying to assume a tougher appearance that distances her identity from anything having to do with her broken dreams. Of course, her Precure form causes her hair to grow long by default and Homare is slowly conquering her past demons, so now she essentially toggles between the guises of her old and new selves whenever she transforms.
- Broken Bird: Is troubled at the start of the series due to having failed a figure skating jump at one point, badly injuring her leg and destroying her dreams. Episode 25 also reveals she has self-esteem issues from her birth parents' divorce.
- Career-Ending Injury: She used to be a figure skater with a lot of potential, but a failed jump resulted in an injury that ended her career. Her injury has since healed, but she's still traumatized by it and has distanced herself from anything to do with figure skating.
- Later on, she returns to skating and eventually gets a gold medal in her comeback performance.
- Contralto of Danger: Her voice is significantly lower-pitched than her peers.
- Dance Battler: Being a former figure skater, her fighting style incorporates ballet elements.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: In her introduction, she comes off as aloof but not very mean. She's actually haunted by her failure in her childhood when she injured her leg ending her figure skating career but thanks to Hana and Saaya's influence, she determines to give herself a second chance at figure skating, hence becoming Cure Etoile. She ends up becoming more lively, kind and outgoing during school.
- Disappeared Dad: In episode 25, during the summer festival, Homare confides to Harry in secret when no one's around about their parents that her father divorced with her mother when she was in her childhood and she's currently living at her grandparent's home.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: In her backstory, she cut her hair short after her Career-Ending Injury, she has it back as Cure Étoile.
- Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Exhibits the worst reaction to them among the girls.
- Glass Cannon: As shown in Rurus physical analysis, Étoile is the strongest of the three Cures and moves quickly due to being an athlete, but is more fragile due to her adjusting from being out of practice and not having many defensive options in combat.
- Idiot Hair: Has a lock of hair that sticks out and occasionally wiggles around to form different shapes depending on her mood. Ironically, she acts the most seriously out of the main trio.
- Japanese Delinquents: Is seen as this due to her normally cold nature in school. Hana doesn't even realize she's in the same class as she is until she shows up for the first time in episode 4, indicating she skips class.
- Meaningful Name: The kanji for her last name translates to "sparkling tree", and is also a pun on "Kagayaki", the Japanese word for "sparkle/radiance", which fits her star motif.
- Laughing Mad: In episode 12, when she's frightened by the horror movie they were watching.
- Passionate Sports Girl: Specifically, figure skating.
- Security Blanket: As revealed in episode 12, she can't go to sleep without her bunny plush.
- Ship Tease: Possibly with Harry. Ruru notes that after Homare saw how Harry ran through a heavy downpour just to give her an umbrella, she started displaying traits like sweating, dilated pupils, and an increasing heart rate.note To add to this, Homare ends up running away in embarrassment shortly after.
- Singing Voice Dissonance: With songs featuring her VA Yui Ogura, her voice sounds radically different and closer from the kind of characters she is known to lend her voice to.
- Star Power: Étoile's attacks consist of using stars to attack enemies.
- Stocking Filler: Cure Étoile wears a thin blue garter on her left thigh.
- Town Girls: The butch to Hana's neither and Saaya's femme. She's the most tomboyish of the three and her behavior makes other view her as a delinquent.
- Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Light up the world! The Precure of Strength, Cure Étoile!"
- Trauma Button: Every time she attempts to jump, she is reminded of the failed jump that led to her Career-Ending Injury. It is only with the support of her newfound friends that she is slowly starting to get over this.
Emiru Aisaki (Cure Ma'Cherie)
Voiced by: Nao Tamura
- Ascended Fangirl: She looks up to the Pretty Cure as role models and wants to be like them. She eventually gets the opportunity to spend more time with them once she finds out their true identities before officially joining the group as a Cure herself.
- Big Fancy House: Lives in a mansion that visually resembles a castle.
- Black Sheep: While the full extent is still yet to be seen, Emiru hides things like her guitar and Pretty Cure outfit away from her family due to them being of the uptight variety (especially her brother, who thinks she should stick with playing feminine instruments like pianos and violins). In episode 41, it's revealed that her family is more supportive of her dream, but her grandfather would rather double down in that trope and just being quiet and cute.
- Brought Down to Normal: In episode 41, she accidentally ends up losing her voice, causing her and Ruru's Mirai Crystal to disappear. Thankfully, she gets it back after getting her voice back.
- Butt-Monkey: The show has a lot of fun making sure Emiru's attempts at helping others fail in the most spectacular way possible, with Episode 15 being the biggest example of this.
- Characterization Marches On: When she first appears in Episode 9, Emiru appears as a very serious child who doesn't get along with her classmates due to her unhealthy obsession with safety. The next time she becomes prominent in Episode 15, she reveals herself to be a scrupulous and eccentric individual with familial issues that stem from her passion for playing the guitar and recent obsession with the Pretty Cure. By her own admission, though, she doesn't indulge the contents of her private life to just anyone, with the main trio and especially Ruru being among the few who are close enough with her to know her secrets.
- Crazy-Prepared: Deconstructed. Despite all the preparation that she put into ensuring that a hiking trip would go well, when she and Hana get lost she panics and breaks down, ultimately helpless.
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode 15 focuses entirely on her interaction with Ruru.
- Elegant Classical Musician: Defied. She was brought up to play classical instruments like the piano and the violin, but she explicitly says that she's much more passionate about playing the modern electric guitar.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses like one.
- Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: At the end of episode 40, the team is discussing about their goal of allowing Hugtan return to the future. Though Homare is upset at Harry leaving since he came with Hugtan, Emiru is more upset at the fact that Ruru would have to leave as well once she realizes she came from that future as well.
- Fiction 500: It's not quite sure how rich her family is, but it's rich enough to own a castle and a private business jet aircraft.
- Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair like this.
- Gratuitous English: Says "Are you ready?" in English whenever she performs her Heart Song.
- Hero Worship: She deeply admires and loves the Precure, to the point of dressing up and acting like one in her attempts to be a hero.
- Heroic BSoD: She emotionally shuts down hard in Episode 41 upon realizing that Ruru might have to return to the future one day (which hits her hard due to the fact that she would've been stuck in an oppressive household if it weren't for her) to the point where she lost her voice, and eventually the ability to transform altogether. She snaps out of it towards the end after revealing all of her bottled up feelings to Ruru.
- Hidden Depths: Despite her overly serious personality, she melts into a puddle of goo whenever she interacts with Hugtan. She also has a beautiful singing voice, although at first she refused to sing with her classmates, and she knows how to play the guitar.
- I Just Want to Be Free: In her list of reasons why she clings to the guitar so much, Emiru says that, to her, the guitar symbolizes freedom. This, along with dressing up as a Pretty Cure, implies that she feels this way about her family.
- Keigo: Speaks like this, befitting her status as the daughter of an incredibly rich lineage which spans centuries back.
- Kid-Appeal Character: She's the youngest of the Cures and greatly admires them before she becomes a Cure herself, so it's safe to say she's this.
- Loose Lips: Thankfully subverted. Had Ruru not intervened, she would've revealed to the entire school that Hana, Saaya and Homare were the Pretty Cure.
- Magic Idol Singer: Transforms into this due to her uniform's job motif. She becomes a singing duo with Cure Amour.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name contains the kanji for "ai", or "love." Cure Ma'Cherie is the Precure of Love.
- Several common readings of "Emiru" include the kanji for "love" as well.
- Nice Girl: Amidst all her over-the-top worrying is a very sweet girl who wants to help others and shows genuine loyalty to her friends.
- Older Alter Ego: Downplayed, but as Cure Macherie she grows a bit taller and has more mature-looking facial features than she does in her civilian form.
- Odd Friendship: With Ruru. While Emiru is energetic, enthusiastic, and always tries to help those in need, Ruru is subdued, very stoic, and is only very slowly beginning to understand how to care for other people. The two still manage to get along pretty well.
- Only Sane Man: Ironically, despite her scrupulous behavior, Emiru is perhaps the most normal member of her family. For reference, said family also includes parents who dress like they're in 16th century England and welcome their guests while singing and dancing and a haughty brother who believes Emiru should stop playing the guitar in favor of acting like a proper lady.
- The Power of Friendship: It's implied that the duplicated PreHeart Ruru uses as her transformation device only came into existence because both Ruru and Emiru refused to use the last PreHeart for themselves. Even though they both wanted to become a Precure more than anything, they were also determined to become Precure together and so chose to hold out for a miracle instead of leaving the other behind. Their loyalty towards one another was rewarded when the PreHeart duplicated itself.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She and Ruru are extremely close and are quite open with their affection for one another.
- Samaritan Syndrome: She clearly wants to help as much people in her town as possible even if she doesn't have the same power as the Cures do.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: Discovers that Hana, Saaya and Homare are the Pretty Cure at the end of episode 17. She eventually becomes a proper Secret Keeper in the following episode.
- Sixth Ranger: Of the Three Plus Two varieties. Along with Ruru, she properly joins the Cures once she gains her own power sets.
- Skewed Priorities: In episode 22, the first thing she did after Nagisa and Honoka arrived is to demand the duo to give her the Melody Swords.
- Stepford Smiler: Played for Laughs in Episode 41, where she's frozen into a cattish expression from being unable to cope with the thought of Ruru going back to the future eventually.
- Stop Having Fun Guy: Downplayed. Emiru has a very Safety First attitude, which leads her interfering with school activities, sometimes to the level of Comically Missing the Point (e.g., draining the water from a pool in order to prevent a drowning hazard). Her classmates admit that this can be a little bit tiresome.
- Token Mini-Moe: She's the youngest of the Cures, being in elementary school.
- Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Love the world! The Precure of Love, Cure Ma'Cherie!"
- Verbal Tic: She ends most of her sentences with "~nano desu".
- Wonder Twin Powers: She transforms and attacks alongside Ruru/Cure Amour.
Ruru (Ruru Amour)(Cure Amour)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura
- The Ace: Aside from being very competent in her job and creating Oshimaidas that usually give the Cures trouble, Episode 13 shows that she excels in both academics and athletics. Her only real deficiency is her lack of social tact.
- Artificial Family Member: It's revealed that Dr. Traum was the one who created Ruru. And going by his dialogue, he cared for her like an actual daughter.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Ruru's former coworkers at Criasu treated her like a tool to be used and exploited and used her to commit their dirty deeds. One coworker also told her the lie that as an android she couldn't use a hot spring without malfunctioning, just so said coworker could take her place on the company trip to an onsen.
- Artificial Human: It's clear that Ruru is not a normal human. She can memorize entire books after only briefly glancing through their pages (complete with her eyes taking on a robotic appearance while doing so), can compute and analyze data in her head in mere seconds, has Super Strength, and occasionally even shows glowing, computer chip-like lines on her skin. Episode 15 then shows that her headband also functions as a clock. Episode 16 finally reveals that Ruru is an android, with Pappuru referring to her as a "failed mechanical doll."
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She ultimately joins the Cures' side because of the kindness that was shown to her, both by the Cures and by other people such as Hana's family and Emiru. They treated her like a person, whereas those at the Criasu regarded her as a tool.
- Berserk Button: Develops one in Episode 15 for people who give orders to others even though they're not that person's master. Just watch how she gives Emiru's brother a piece of her mind.
- Big Eater: Post HeelFace Turn Ruru has been shown wolfing down large amounts of food in multiple scenes. For example, in episode 30 during the Cure's trip around the world, nearly all of the scenes that showed Ruru on it has her either dreaming or enjoying the local cuisine.
- Brutal Honesty: She shows no reservations about pointing out things that aren't up to optimal standards, perhaps best shown when Hana and the others throw a surprise party for Ruru only for Ruru to call them out on the inefficiency of some of the festivities.Homare: "Can't you think of a better way to say that?"Ruru: "I have phrased it to maximize understanding."Homare: "No, I mean to spare people's feelings a bit."
- The Comically Serious: Her unchanging expression, logical mindset, and dull reactions to just about everything inevitably means that she ends up becoming this in the face of the Cures' antics.
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode 15 focuses entirely on her interaction with Emiru.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts out very emotionally numb and professional, but Hana's tireless efforts to make her happy have started Ruru to open up. She also receives some major defrosting from Emiru in Episode 15, where Ruru learns to enjoy music and even defends Emiru when her older brother demands that she stop playing the guitar because it's "unbefitting" of a lady. Ruru actually surprises herself with how much she cares about Emiru.
- Deus ex Machina: How Ruru got her Transformation Trinket in episode 20. When both Emiru and Ruru created their Mirai Crystals, they encountered a problem since there's only one of the transformation devices left and Emiru already claimed it, effectively locking out Ruru a chance to became a Cure herself. Despite this, both Ruru and Emiru constantly pleads for a miracle so that they can both become Pretty Cures together... which succeeds when the golden spirit seen from the intro appears (without any build-up whatsoever) and splits the one remaining Transformation Trinket into two identical copies, allowing Ruru to transform into Cure Amour.
- Do Androids Dream?: This show's answer is "Yes". She does express emotions like anger, affection, and love even if she doesn't realize when she does so. Hana and Emiru invokes this further by showing her more about what it means to have a heart and care.
- The Dog Bites Back: Downplayed. She fires a warning shot at Pappuru after telling her that her prime objective has been overwritten.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Enforced. Ruru initially has eyes that lack highlights, showing how emotionless and empty she is. It's only after she develops emotions and becomes a force of good that her eyes start looking like everyone else's.
- Eating Machine: Despite being an android, she still can consume human food, as seen when ate with Hana and her family. Turned Up to Eleven in later episodes, and how.
- Emotionless Girl: She expresses the same stoic face regardless of the situation, and doesn't emote much to Charalit's laziness at reporting the status on the search for the Mirai Crystals. Justified, considering she is an android. And while she did show emotions once in a while after her HeelFace Turn, she's still this most of the time.
- She is slowly shedding this as the series goes on. While she is still composed and stoic a lot of the time, she's now also capable of showing emotion and even cries.
- Enigmatic Minion: Downplayed. She dutifully follows orders from her higher-ups without question and is proven to be far more competent than the likes of Charalit, to whom she is subservient, but she's not above telling on him when he fails three times and does not report the incidents. Her status as a part-time worker despite her prowess is also rather suspicious.
- It's eventually revealed that Ruru is an android manufactured by the Criasu to oversee the Bad Future they created. She is treated more like a tool than an actual member of the Criasu by the higher-ups, which suggests that she's in a lowly position because she's an android rather than anything related to her competence.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: By way of What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?. Ruru is utterly dumbfounded by Hana's determination to reach out to her and help her when she moves in to her house in order to observe her more closely. Gets Played for Drama in episode 18, where she accidentally overheats her CPU trying to figure out what it truly means to have something come from the heart.
- Good Costume Switch: To cement her choice to leave the Criasu, Ruru starts wearing brighter colors, from wearing whiter clothes to contrast her purple clothes to switching out her black hairbands for golden ones.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Because they're on a trip around the world and she's a Eating Machine, pretty much all of her eating scenes in episode 30 had this.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: She declares to Pappuru that her programs have been overwritten as she turns against her master and sides with the Cures.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: She gets damaged and deactivated by Pappuru after giving back Homare's Transformation Trinket that she stole. Eventually becomes a true HeelFace Turn in episode 17.
- HeelFace Turn: One of the few villains in the series who redeemed and became Cures themselves, along with Setsuna/Eas/Passion, Ellen/Siren/Beat, and Towa/Twilight/Scarlet.
- Heroic BSoD: In episode 18, being confronted with the possibility that she might not truly possess a human heart causes a crash-inducing system error.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 16, she pushes Yell out of the way of Pappuru's attack, leading to her being broken.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Her desire for more data is what led to her remembering the fond memories she had with the Pretty Cure, and what leads to her finally becoming good.
- Horned Hairdo: Part of her hair is tied into these to hide how long it actually is, and she's working for the villains. Oddly enough, she still keeps them even after she lets down the rest of her hair...
- Humanity Is Infectious: The longer Ruru hangs around the Cures and their friends and family, the more human she becomes.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The Pretty Cures try to make Ruru to remember them. They succeed in the end.
- It's All My Fault: She puts all the blame on her shoulders for deceiving Hana's friends and family.
- Instant Costume Change: It's implied but never shown directly that she can instantly switch between wearing her corporation clothes and her civilian clothes. In Episode 14, she observes the Cures' battle with an Oshimaida in her corporation clothes and suddenly appears in her civilian clothes not long after when she stops the Oshimaida from hurting the babies at the day care center.
- Just a Machine: It's clear that her superiors doesn't think highly of her, with Pappuru and Ristoru constantly referring her as "Mechanical Doll".
- Living with the Villain: At the end of episode 12, she hypnotizes Hana's mother into thinking she's her friend's daughter so that she can live in Hana's house and collect more data on the Cures. As per the series tradition, this ended up being her first step towards her HeelFace Turn.
- Magic Idol Singer: Cure Amour transforms into this due to her uniform's job motif being idols. She even performs a duet with Cure Ma'Cherie in their first battle.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is pronounced in a way that is reminiscent of "rule". At first, she follows the rules of the company without question before her HeelFace Turn. Also, her adopted last name is Amour, which is French for "love." Cure Amour is the Precure of love.
- Her model number, RUR-9500, had the initials "RUR" on it; which is a reference to R.U.R., the theater play that introduces the word "robot" to the world.
- Metal Detector Checkpoint: Since she's an android, she mentions in episode 30 that Criasu forbade her from taking public flights because of this reason.
- New Transfer Student: She transfers into the Cures' school in Episode 13.
- No Social Skills: She doesn't understand normal social conventions and doesn't understand why people would do things inefficiently. She herself notes that due to this, people interacting with her decreased by 80% after a week. Not surprising, considering she's an android who likely wasn't programmed to talk with other humans.
- Not So Stoic: Usually downplayed whenever she experiences something that gives her a brief burst of emotions, but gets played straight in episode 15 when she actually shows visible anger◊ when Emiru's brother tried to tell them that proper ladies shouldn't waste their time with instruments like guitars.
- Obliviously Evil: It's implied that Ruru was programmed to believe that the Dark Future created by the Criasu Company is actually good for humanity. She originally says that it is a "perfect world" because, since people are frozen in time, there is no strife or hardship. It's only after interacting with the Cures and people like Emiru does she begin to realize the importance of having a future.
- Odd Friendship: With Emiru. While Emiru is energetic, enthusiastic, and always tries to help those in need, Ruru is subdued, very stoic, and is only very slowly beginning to understand how to care for other people. The two still manage to get along pretty well.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Her "Ruru Amour" disguise is literally just her in different clothing with her normally-braided hair in pigtails. Hana actually thinks Ruru Amour looks familiar when she first meets her, but brushes it off.
- Post-Stress Overeating: She binges on Takoyaki when Traum reveals himself to be her father, all while wondering why he decided now of all times to tell her.
- The Power of Friendship: It's implied that the duplicated PreHeart Ruru uses as her transformation device only came into existence because both Ruru and Emiru refused to use the last PreHeart for themselves. Even though they both wanted to become a Precure more than anything, they were also determined to become Precure together and so chose to hold out for a miracle instead of leaving the other behind. Their loyalty towards one another was rewarded when the PreHeart duplicated itself.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Unlike the rest of the members of the Criasu, Ruru is designated as a part-time worker who purpose is to assist the higher-ups.
- Purple Is Powerful: She predominantly wears purple clothes and has purple eyes and hair, and she's frightfully competent in nearly every area imaginable provided that it doesn't pertain to interacting with others or matters of the human heart.
- Replacement Goldfish: Episode 40 insinuates Dr. Traum created Ruru to be a substitute for another girl, likely his biological daughter. While the girl and gynoid being nothing alike frustrated him, he loved Ruru as his own regardless.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: She may be an android, but her capabilities of growing and feeling could rival that of even Zero or Android 16. To even further this, she's also capable of eating, crying, and drooling. Taken Up to Eleven in the Distant Finale, where the now child Ruru of the Good Future timeline is implied by Dr. Traum to be able to grow just like any normal human.
- Robot Girl: Designated as model number RUR-9500, Ruru was made by Criasu to observe the Bad Future and to stop whoever might interfere with their plans. She throws this objective in the trash after befriending Hana and the others, telling Pappuru to beat it in the process.
- Robo Cam: A few shots from her perspective show that she sees the world this way.
- Robo Speak: Downplayed. Despite being an android herself, Ruru is perfectly capable of talking like any other person, albeit sounding very stoic and monotone in comparison and having robot stock phrases, such as searching her "database" or providing rough "calculations", dotted in her vocabulary. She even says "does not compute" on several occasions.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She and Emiru are extremely close and are quite open with their affection for one another.
- Sixth Ranger: Of the Three Plus Two varieties. Along with Emiru, she properly joins the Cures once she gains her own power sets.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Because the Japanese language doesn't have separate sounds for L and R, her name can be spelled as either Ruru or Lulu. While the latter is much more common in English (and it's what fansubs have stuck with), her canon name seems to be Ruru considering that it's what she wrote on the classroom board when introducing herself in episode 13.
- Story-Breaker Power: One that's acknowledged and averted. Ruru's knowledge of Criasu's inner workings would have given the heroes a major edge in learning about their plans so they could prepare for them ahead of time. Naturally, when Harry asks her about this after her HeelFace Turn, Ruru reveals that any memory pertaining to the company's plans had been erased when she was reprogrammed to fight the Cures.
- Super Strength: Able to crack a concrete pillar with a single blow, and she nearly launched poor Harry into orbit when playing around with him.
- Taking the Bullet: She pushes Yell out of harm's way when Pappuru tries to attack her with an energy blast, leading to Ruru taking the brunt of the attack. It shuts her down.
- Tears from a Stone / Tears of Joy: Following an emotionally tense fight with the Pretty Cure and being forgiven by them, the formerly emotionless Ruru starts to cry, signifying the emergence of her heart.
- The Unchosen One: Ruru is this and The Chosen One at the same time. As she was never meant to be a Precure at all. But her determination alongside Emiru's convinced Mother to share the Sixth Ranger slot with Emiru. This also becomes an Achilles' Heel as her powers are completely dependent on Emiru. And if Emiru loses them so does Ruru.
- Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Love the world! The Precure of Love, Cure Amour!"
- Trope 2000: Her robot name is RUR-9500.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: In episode 39 when Ruru's father/creator comes to see her and tries to hug her, she punches him over and rejects his warm welcome.
- Waif-Fu: She has a slender frame and looks relatively around the same age as the Cures, and yet she's strong enough to nonchalantly make a dent in a pillar with her fist and throw Harry so high up he briefly enters orbit.
- What Is This Feeling?: She's surprised whenever she begins to experience any human emotion. In particular, episode 15 revealed that she didn't even know what music is until Emiru played her guitar and sang for her. The emotions and sensations of hearing music seems to have strongly affected her even though she can't grasp why.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: While Ruru shows shades of this throughout the series, it's given some major focus in episode 18 when she tries to learn what a "heart" really is and if she even has one. In the end, Emiru is able to help her learn what having a heart means. Of course, this doesn't mean that she fully understands it all as she does question it again in episode 40.
- When She Smiles: Saaya takes note in Episode 14 that Ruru has started to warm up to the babies at the day care center, as seen when she briefly has a smile on her face. She also gives a brief one in Episode 16 right before she is deactivated and taken away by Pappuru and another one in Episode 17 when she completes her HeelFace Turn and embraces the fact that she can feel emotions.
- Wonder Twin Powers: She transforms and attacks alongside Emiru/Cure Ma'Cherie.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Gets the receiving end of this. Once by Hana in episode 17 following her HeelFace Turn, and again from Emiru in episode 18 when Ruru was doubting herself wondering if she even has a heart.
Voiced by: Konomi Tada
A mysterious baby who falls from the sky in front of Hana in the first episode while fleeing from the Criasu Company. Despite being just a baby, she has surprisingly strong magical powers.
- Baby Talk: She eventually learns to speak, though even then she can only say one word at a time.
- Cuteness Proximity: Evokes this in everyone who meets her.
- Evil-Detecting Baby: Downplayed — she's visually unnerved when she sees George, the person who's been targeting her.
- Fearless Infant: Notable in that when she comes face-to-face with a giant monster, her first instinct isn't to cry or run away. Rather, she outright tries to confront the monster. Given that she was a Cure before her age-down, this makes sense.
- Goo Goo Godlike: As if her impressive magical powers weren't enough, the others are rather shocked at her ability to pull Cures Black and White from their universe into Hugtto's own.
- Kid from the Future: The final episode reveals she is Hana's future daughter.
- Legacy Character: She's a Cure just like her mom Hana.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "Hugtan" is obviously a nickname, but that's the only name she's known by. The final episode reveals that her real name is Hagumi, Hana's future daughter.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Inverted — she had an age-down from her original form, which happened as a result of draining the last of her power as Cure Tomorrow traveling to the past. In the finale, she returns to her true age.
- Power-Strain Blackout: In Episode 10, she defends the group from a deadly attack and purifies the Monster of the Week as Hana was unable to transform. However, this puts her in a coma immediately afterwards.
- Punny Name: Her real name given to her by Hana in the finale, Hagumi, sounds a lot like the English words "Hug Me!".
- Super Power Lottery: It's clear that Hugtan has considerable time manipulation powers and unlike the other Precure baby characters the mental clarity to properly exploit them from very beginning.
Voiced by: Junko Noda (Hamster Form), Jun Fukushima (Human Form)
A hamster-like fairy who falls out of the sky in front of Hana along with Hugtan. He's Hugtan's main caretaker and tries to act as a mentor to the Cures, though he isn't always successful at it.
- Bag of Holding: His yellow suitcase is barely bigger than his hamster body, but he manages to fit in all of Hugtan's supplies, the four Prehearts, and his miniature house.
- Bishōnen: He can transform into a gorgeous redhead. He considers himself to be more of a Hunk (Ikemen), though Generic Cuteness makes it hard to discern.
- Butt-Monkey: Plenty of recurring jokes, including being mistaken for something other than a hamster and having to take care of Hugtan, are made at his expense. Not surprising, considering he's voiced by Kazuma.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The go to guy in the show for comedic slapstick. Yet the fact that he can hold his own against Ristoru, Criasu's Number Two for any conceivable time instead of being instantly demolished. Essentially makes him the most powerful heroic mascot without a Cure or Cure like form in the entirety of Precure.
- Definitely establishes that he is this in the finale as he manages to control his kaiju form in order to help purify Ristoru. Confirming that Harry is at least on The Dragon level.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was actually experimented on by George, thus explaining his ability to transform.
- Deal with the Devil: He and Ristoru enlisted the help of the Criasu to save their town from a sickness, as well as experience life as humans. And then their entire village burns down.
- Defector from Decadence: He jumped ship from the Criasu Company after all of the experiments he went through, swearing to put an end to their machinations once and for all with the help of the Pretty Cure.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: So very much. Not only did he managed to get back his future and reconcile with his friends. But give or take 14 years he also got the girl to boot.
- Hidden Depths: For all of the times he's treated as comic relief, it should still be noted that he is at least competent enough in the business field to run his own clothing store without going bankrupt. Furthermore, he's still Hugtan's primary caretaker and thus knows how to take care of her in situations where the other girls may lack expertise.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He's quick to act friendly around George in episode 20, despite his obviously evil appearance and tone. But seeing as to how Homare was catching on to the fact that Henry knew more than he let on, it was possible he used this trope to his advantage to throw her off, seeing as how his smile was quickly dropped as soon as George left.
- Insistent Terminology: In regards to his hamster form. He is not a mouse; he is Hariham Harry!
- I Thought Everyone Could Do That: When Hana expresses her shock at him talking, Harry seems surprised and tells Hana that he thought all animals in this world could talk. They don't.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: A platonic example, but he keeps his past under wraps as a mean of not worrying his friends beyond the main threat of the Criasu.
- Kansai Regional Accent: Speaks in this dialect.
- The Mentor: Though it's downplayed fairly heavily, Harry provides some pretty solid advice from time to time.
- Power Limiter: The chain around his neck prevents him from transforming into a monster.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Like many other fairies before him, he can turn into a human. However, unlike other fairies before him, he could originally transform into a violent monster thanks to being experimented on by the Criasu company. The chain around his neck acts as a Power Limiter to prevent this, as well as letting him turn into a human instead.
Nagisa Misumi (Cure Black) and Honoka Yukishiro (Cure White)The original duo from the Max Heart duology, summoned by Hugtan at the end of Episode 21.
Also see the Futari Wa Pretty Cure character page for more information.
- Alternate Universe: It's implied that these two hail from an alternate universe, the idea not settling well with poor Nagisa.
- But Now I Must Go: Once their job is done, Hugtan happily sends them back to their universe, which freaks out Nagisa since she's sent back telekinetically.
- Foregone Conclusion: The fact that both of them would make their appearance later in the All-Stars Memories movie would be a HUGE overstatement.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In the Hugtto/Futari wa movie, Nagisa calls out Harry's callousness when Hana suffers a Heroic BSoD due to not understanding what has happened to her friends.
Hikari Kujo (Shiny Luminous)The third member of the Max Heart group.
Also see the Futari Wa Pretty Cure character page for more information.
Nozomi Yumehara (Cure Dream)The Pink Cure of the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 team.
Also see the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 character page for more information.
- Crash-Into Hello: Hana and Nozomi end up headbutting each other trying to bow.
Love Momozono (Cure Peach), Tarte and ChiffonThe Pink Cure of the Fresh Pretty Cure! team along with the Weasel Mascot duo of that series.
Also see the Fresh Pretty Cure! character page for more information.
Kira Kira Pretty Cure a la ModeThe previous team before the Hugtto quintet.
Also see the Kira Kira Pretty Cure a la Mode character page for more information.
- Continuity Nod: When Ichika and Hana meet, they immediately recognize each other, having met in Kira Kira's final episode.
- Crash-Into Hello: Ichika and Hana reunite first by falling headbutt.
- Fountain of Youth: The girls being sent into the Hugtto universe allows them to reappear as teenagers.
- Post-Script Season: Unlike the other Cures, they are reappearing as adults.
- Skewed Priorities: Yukari refuses to fight Dr. Traum until she gets new clothing - they're still wearing their adult clothing.
Mahou Girls Pretty CureThe team that came before the Kira Kira team.
Also see the Mahou Girls Pretty Cure character page for more information.
Pretty Cure All-StarsSplash Star, Fresh, Heartcatch, Suite, Smile, Doki-Doki, Happiness Charge, Go! Princess. Together with the other Cures, they make up the fifty-five legendary warriors Pretty Cure!
- Combination Attack: Pretty Cure For You, which is used to purify Dr. Traum. A power so amazing, it actually allows one-time Cures to come back and aid in saving the day!
- The Voiceless: With the exception of Cure Lovely and Cure Flora, everyone else is voiceless. Even Cures Blossom and Marine, who usually have speaking roles in these events!
Voiced by: Amina SatouHana's younger sister. She is also Emiru's classmate.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Compared to her Genki Girl older sister, Kotori comes across as calmer and more in control.
- Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in twintails.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Episode 30 has her constantly confused by Ruru referring herself as an android, as well as the appearance of Dr. Traum. Every time she tried to ask more of the subject, Harry would try to redirect it with Blatant Lies.
- Only Sane Man: Downplayed. Of the people in her family, she's the most down-to-earth and the least likely to overreact to things, such as in Episode 15 where she's the only person to not freak out over the bargain sale on eggs. She does, however, go along with her family's activities on occasion.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: She suspects that her sister is involved with the Pretty Cures under the basis that her scatterbrained attitude is the reason behind the grief that summons the Oshimaidas they have to fight. Except Hana isn't causing the problems, she's solving them as Cure Yell.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: Implied to be the case at the end of Episode 34, but Hana falls asleep before she could ask her about Cure Yell being her alter ego.
Voiced by: Natsuko KuwataniHana's mother. She works as a reporter for a magazine.
- Entertainingly Wrong: When she first meets Hariham Harry and Hugtan, she immediately leaps to the conclusion that Harry is a single father.
- Good Parents: She loves her daughters more than anything and is always there to offer advice and support.
- Meganekko: She always wears glasses.
- Motherly Side Plait: She wears her hair like this, and she's a very caring mother.
- Nice Girl: Is more than willing to help Harry out with caring for Hugtan after he, Hana, and Saaya had spent the day failing. Even after Ruru removed her false memories and she realized that she was brainwashed, she quickly forgave her and welcomed her back with a hug, being more concerned about her well being.
Voiced by: Yasuhiro MamiyaHana's father. He is the manager of a store called HugMan Home Center.
- Gentle Giant: Downplayed, but he's a pretty buff and large guy compared to the likes of other male characters like Harry or Charaleet, yet he's a total Nice Guy.
- Good Parents: He loves his daughters more than anything and is always there for them.
- Nice Guy: A well-meaning and good father.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: To his employees and store owners.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is dark purple.
Voiced by: Aya SuzukiAn aspiring actress who considers Saaya as her rival.
- Driven by Envy: Her rivalry towards Saaya started because shes envious of her prestige and talent.
- Joke Character: Her class when everyone is sucked into the Virtual Reality world in episode 44 is a Leek Knight.
- Unknown Rival: Towards Saaya, ever since both of them starred in a variety show and she got a side role as opposed to Saayas main role.
Henri Wakamiya/Cure Infini
Voiced by: Toshiyuki SomeyaHomare's childhood friend and fellow skater from Russia. He's half French.
- Bishounen: And how! He can even pull off looking good in women's clothing.
- But Not Too Foreign: He's half-French, half-Japanese.
- Career-Ending Injury: He was already considering retiring from ice skating in episode 42 before a car accident breaks one of his legs.
- Distressed Dude:
- Deal with the Devil: He takes up Ristoru's offer to join Criasu after being convinced that the future brings nothing but despair. He breaks out of the contract thanks to the help of the Pretty Cure.
- Even the Guys Want Him: When Henri blows a kiss to the audience during a performance, the men, in addition to the women become love-struck.
- FaceHeel Turn: Ristoru tries to invoke this on him in episode 33, and while he refuses at first, Henri seems to be seriously considering Criasu's offer. Fully invoked in episode 42, when he gives in to despair...but the Cures help him out of it.
- Frills of Justice: His Cure Infini costume comes complete with the standard-issue Pretty Cure frilly dress.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's first introduced as disrespectful to Hana and Saaya only out of concern for Homare's wellbeing but when he correctly deduces Homare's alter ego as Cure Etoile, he's respectful to her friendship with them. Later on, he's a straight-up Nice Guy when he stands up for Emiru from her brother, Masato's sexist point of view by defiantly crossdressing much to his horror, telling him to love himself when Masato gets turned into the Oshimaida and accepting his apology after Henri passed the concert tickets on to him for Emiru and Ruru.
- Multiethnic Name: Due to being half French, he has a French given name and a Japanese family name.
- Phenotype Stereotype: He's half-foreigner and has the blond hair and blue eyes to go with it.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: The first Cure to wear this, with his Cure Infini costume incorporating white figure skating tights.
- Secret Keeper: It's hinted that he knows the girls are Precure at the end of episode 8 and confirmed in episode 19.
- Superpowers For A Day: Temporarily becomes a Cure following him breaking out of Ristoru's hold, in order to perform one final skating performance before flooding the room with Asu Power.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In episode 8, he tells Hana that her cheers are thoughtless and something anyone can do. This causes Hana to begin doubting herself to the point that where she loses the ability to transform in episode 10, leading to Hugtan having to purify the monster with all her energy.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: He wears full body dresses sometimes because he likes them. His school uniform also includes a ribbon on his tie that Masato points out looks very feminine. His Cure Infini costume is even standard fare for a Cure.
Voiced by: Katsumi FukuharaOne of the girls classmates. Ever since he was saved by Cure Yell, Fumito likes to preach about her awesomeness.
- Fanboy: For Cure Yell, to the point he appoints himself as the leader of his own Cure Yell Fanclub.
- Imagine Spot: He imagines Cure Yell having a handsome face, introducing herself as she bids Adieu! to him just after his Oshimaida is defeated.
- Theme Naming: Among a group of four classmates in Hana's class who have a kanji in their last names for a power of ten. His is for 1,000.
- Those Two Guys: Hes almost never seen apart from Hinase.
- Victim of the Week: The very first one in the show, which contributes to his obsession with Cure Yell.
Voiced by: Yoshitaka YamayaOne of the girls classmates. A member of the schools Orchestra Club whos always busy preparing for concerts.
- Foreshadowing: His words about how instruments have their own unique sounds and how they form a harmony. The next episode, the Cures get a group finisher called Trinity Concerto.
- Luminescent Blush: Starting from episode 25, hes prone to this whenever Hana gets dangerously close to him.
- Theme Naming: Among a group of four classmates in Hana's class who have a kanji in their last names for a power of ten. His is for 10,000.
- Those Two Guys: Sometimes with Fumito.
Voiced by: Maria NaganawaOne of the girls' classmates. She is Aki's best friend.
- A Day in the Limelight: Has one in episode 16 where she tries to convince Aki to be herself and not copy Homare.
- Meganekko: She prominently wears glasses.
- Those Two Guys: With Aki.
- Theme Naming: Among a group of four classmates in Hana's class who have a kanji in their last names for a power of ten. Hers is for 10.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Episode 16 has her and Aki at each other's throats over Aki's admiration towards Homare.
Voiced by: Afumi HashiOne of the girls' classmates. She is Junna's best friend.
- A Day in the Limelight: Has one in episode 16 where she tries to become Homare's pupil so she can become as cool as her.
- Fangirl: For Charalit after he becomes a vlogger.
- Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and is more boisterous than Junna.
- Malaproper: She frequently mispronounces expressions and sentences, such as "wishy-washy" becoming "splishy-splashy", and so.
- Those Two Guys: With Junna.
- Theme Naming: Among a group of four classmates in Hana's class who have a kanji in their last names for a power of ten. Hers is for 100.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Episode 16 has her and Junna at each other's throats over Aki's admiration towards Homare.
Voiced by: Murasaki ShimotsukiEmiru's older brother. He has old-fashioned values and tends to boss Emiru around.
- Big Brother Bully: To Emiru.
- Big Brother Instinct: He immediately becomes this as he understands Henri's advice and supports Emiru's goals by giving her concert tickets for her and Ruru.
- Calling the Old Man Out: He ends up taking Emiru's side and calls out their grandfather's even worse sexism when he demands that Emiru just stop playing instruments altogether and just be cute and quiet, seeing her accidental muteness as a good thing.
- Can't Take Criticism: He didn't take it very well when Henri called him out for his sexism. This came to bite him back when he becomes Jeros' victim, so after being saved, he took Henri's words to heart and strives to become a better person.
- Hate Sink: He is introduced as an unlikable sexist Control Freak who disapproves of her tomboyish actions when she's playing the guitar for Ruru which he puts her down prompting Ruru to stand up for her and telling him off. He gets even worse when he tries to prevent Emiru from participating in the fashion show that Henri invited her to which also prompts him to stand up for her as well as he cross-dressing in a white dress. Fortunately the next episode, he quickly leaves this trope as he accepts Emiru's goals and supports her by giving her concert tickets for her and Ruru.
- Jerkass: While polite and intelligent, Masato is snobby and condensing. He projects his views onto others without concern of their emotions, berates those that do not share or adhere to his beliefs, and belittles those that he sees as inferior due to his upper-class status, whether the target be his classmates or his own sister.
- Only Sane Man: Compared to his Large Ham parents and Emiru's over-the-top worries, he's pretty normal.
- The Rival: To Henri, whose carefree attitude towards women's clothing clashes with his views.
- Stay in the Kitchen: He believes that Emiru's love of the guitar is unladylike and that she should stick to more feminine instruments. He also doesn't believe that girls can be heroes, which leads to him attempting to remove Emiru from the fashion show in Episode 19.
- Straw Misogynist: He has a very rigid view on the roles of men and women that has to be seen to be believed. He tells his own sister in Episode 15 that playing the guitar is not fit for a lady and outright states in Episode 19 that only men can be heroes and women can only be protected . When Henri comes out wearing a dress on purpose, hes quick to point out that Henris a guy and shouldnt be wearing a dress. He seems to be growing out of this by the end of the episode, however.
- Stoic Spectacles: Masato wears glasses has a habit of remaining stoic in the most absurd of situations, with the occasional glasses shining moment to establish his opinion.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After Henri's words and actions in episode 19, Masato mellows out considerably. In episode 20, he even gives Emiru tickets to go to a live concert with Ruru, giving her his blessing to continue playing the guitar.
Voiced by: Maya OkamotoSaayas mother. A famous actress who starred in various big-hits television programs.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Her role in the movie she and Saaya are working in episode 44.
BunbeeA former foe of the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 team and current temp worker of Usamis sweet shop. See the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 character sheet for more information.
- The Bus Came Back: Took him ten years, but hes back and still the Butt-Monkey.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Turns out, he was hired by Criasu to help build a weapon against all Pretty Cure. Once he realized this, he turned and ran.
- Unwitting Pawn: This time, his antagonistic role is one he is completely oblivious to, and once he realizes, he decides to have no further part in Criasus scheme.
Voiced by: Junpei MoritaThe president of Criasu and the main antagonist of the series. A mysterious adult man with an even more mysterious book who is actually an old friend of Hana from the future.
- Bad Boss: As their president, he had his employees find the Mirai Crystals lest they face serious consequences.
- As the series goes on he quickly becomes a candidate for the worst boss in Precure history, with only the Dark King and Gooyan coming close to the level of depravity and body count this man shows.
- Big Bad: He's the main antagonist of the series as the President of Criasu who wants to eradicate the future.
- Big Bad Friend: George's reason for his time-stopping endgame? Not wanting to see Hana suffer like his Hana did.
- Biseinen: Notably older than the likes of Charaleet and Harry, but no less handsome.
- But Now I Must Go: After his defeat, he disappears in a string of flower pedals after one last moment with Hana.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Has a knack for doing this, as seen when he trapped Charalit in a dark room until he was mentally broken, and in Episode 47, where he kidnapped Hugtan to corrupt her with Toge-Power while trapping and electrically torturing Hana's friends in an attempt to fill her with despair.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: The one calling the shots for Criasu.
- Easily Forgiven: Ends up being forgiven despite all the terrible things towards the casts.
- Flower Motifs: George is typically associated with golden flowers. In Epsiode 48, he fights Hana in a field of them, and someone implied to be him is shown with them in the finale.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: George Cry started off as a mere human. Despite this, not only is he the first fully human Big Bad in the franchise who was not being manipulated in any way by any higher power, but he's also one of the most dangerous by far.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Fulfills the melancholic temperament by having a subdued personality and looking very depressed.
- Never My Fault: He claims that the frozen future wasn't caused by him, but by humanity creating too much Toge-power that it caused Asu-power to disappear. He also claims the future Precure were given a Mercy Kill to stop their suffering from the overwhelming helplessness of the future.
- Reality-Writing Book: Implied in Episode 39. When the Precure change the future, the characters present in Cry's book transform into bright, glowing variants, hinting that the book he owns records the world's future history. Confirmed in Episode 46, where he uses the book's power to stop time, capture Hugtan, subjugate Hana's friends to torture before sending them away so he can fight Hana one-on-one in a marigold flower field.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: His melancholic personality, dark hair, and tall build gives him this vibe.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: He wants the Mirai Crystals to stop all time, preserving everyone's happiness. It's just that his method in doing so involves manipulating the negative emotions of others just to further his agenda.
- Villainous Crush: As if Cry wasn't disturbing enough he also seems to have a thing for Hana (with his seiyuu stating that one of the instructions he got for voicing George was that "He really likes Hana"). By the way Hana is 14 and Cry is both at least 30 and not born yet. Episode 46 claims that he and Hana were possibly in a romantic relationship in some point in his time. Of course, it's possible these are all lies he created. Word of God actually states that, at the very least, George and Hana were friends in his time and that his actions were essentially to prevent Hana from suffering as his Hana actually did die (and it's implied that she was Driven to Suicide by the stress of being a Cure).
- Your Cheating Heart: It's heavily implied that he's the boyfriend Pappuru mentions, and it's implied just as heavily that he cheated on her with Jeros.
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki
- Badass Gay: Implied to have feeling towards George, and is skilled enough to fight Harry and Cure Yell to a standstill.
- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: He says to George's face that he despises him, yet holds on to him like a Living Emotional Crutch during his breakdown.
- Deal with the Devil: He and Harry enlisted the help of Criasu to save their town from a sickness, as well as experience life as humans. And then their entire village burns down. He would also instigate this trope himself to Henri, knowing that his time on the ice is limited, all while pushing his beliefs that the future brings nothing but despair.
- HeelFace Turn: Was able to reform thanks to a Cooldown Hug courtesy of Harry.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: When Harry confronts Ristoru over corrupting Henri, his only response was to wonder who Harry was.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the Japanese slang word "risutora" (short for "restructuration", which is synonymous in Japan with "layoffs").
- Slipknot Ponytail: Whenever he summons a Mook, his ponytail comes off.
- The Dragon: For the Big Bad Cry, as his secretary.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can transform to and from mouse form just like Harry and Bicine.
- You Can't Fight Fate: His primary reason for allying himself with Criasu. He knows that no matter what he does, there will always be a greater power rendering everything moot.
Voiced by: Masanori Machida
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: He first appears summoning an Oshimaida, ready to fight the Pretty Cures... only to be seemingly killed off by Dr. Traum, who goes on ahead to take control of the fight. The following episode reveals that thanks to Cure Ange, he was purified and able to stay alive.
- Meaningful Name: His name is a play on "Dankai" or the Japanese Baby Boomer Generation. Fittingly, much like the Baby Boomers in Japan are at retirement age, he's sent into 'retirement' within minutes of preparing to battle the Cures for the first time.
- Pet the Dog: Like Charalit and Pappuru, he too gets revived, working along with the two in their own talent agency. Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize Cure Ange healed him right as he dies.
- Small Name, Big Ego: When he first speaks, he keeps boasting about how he can take down the Pretty Cures in record time. Problem is, he had a bit of a stumble when it came to summoning an Oshimaida, and we never see how well he would've stood against the heroines, given how he is almost immediately shot down and killed by Traum. Eventually, he does get to fight them in Episode 38.
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara
- Amusing Injuries: In Episode 28, she constantly suffers ankle injuries from trying to run in high heels. What makes this amusing is that no one bothers to help her in a comical fashion.
- Bittersweet Ending: She may have lost her first love (even if it wasn't as real as she thought), but a pep talk from Cures Amour and Ma'Cherie convinced her that she should hold on to her love for the right person, in hopes that they'll return her feelings.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in episode 24 after her purification in episode 22, now being part of a talent agency along side Charalit and Daigan.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She never intended to put Ruru in the giant mech suit, just to erase all of her memories.
- Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed, but still effective. While she didn't give off this trope before, she definitely did come episode 11, being the one to suggest turning Charalit into an Oshimaida for his failures (after he has been tortured), having a "boyfriend" who is implied to be a broken, hollow shell (meaning she must've done something to him), and for brutally deactivating Ruru for her betrayal.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the Showa "bubble" period. Her mannerisms are full of references to that period, using vocabulary and words that were in fashion back then, but not as much now.
- Verbal Tic: Liberally uses the word "ぶっ飛び"/"buttobi" (roughly 'with a huge blast') to describe things.
- Your Cheating Heart: Implied to be the victim of an affair in episode 22, and it what's pushes her off the deep end, using her own Toge-Power to transform.
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida
- Dark Chick: Takes this spot after Pappuru's purification.
- Flat Character: Although all of Criasu is guilty of this to some extent since there is too little screentime for too many generals. Jeros and her kouhai are the best example as they never evolved past their original roles as Pappuru only more evil and when they finally got episodes dedicated to their development. They were purified and written off the story.
- Gratuitous English: Does this almost every time she speaks.
- Hypocrite: Her entire being abandoned act reeks of this as she stole Cry from Papple and threw her underlings under the bus to save herself. If anything her being miserable while Papple and her kouhai have found happiness by switching sides is pure Laser-Guided Karma.
- Meaningful Name: Named after Japan's "Lost Generation" period (Rosuto Jenereshon), which came after the "Bubble" period, similar to how she was introduced in episode 19, the episode following Pappuru's failure to capture Ruru.
- Vain Sorceress: She lacks the typical methods of this trope, but all the spirit is there; Jeros wants to bring about Criasu's goal of stopping time so she'll stay young and beautiful forever.
- Woman Scorned: After feeling abandoned by all of her colleagues, she starts to motivate herself with this in Episode 34, while also undergoing a darker makeover, becoming an even more serious threat than before.
Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai
- Alas, Poor Villain: Cure Yell couldn't help but feel sorry for him after realizing he was transformed into an Oshimaida against his will.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in episode 24 after an extended absence since his cameo in episode 12, now being part of a talent agency along side Pappuru and Daigan.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: He has tanned skin and blond hair, reminiscence of Ganguro fashion.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Becomes a successful vlogger after getting purified by the Trinity Concert.
- Gyaru Guy: The more rare male version. His tanned skin, blond hair, and more "party guy" image brings to mind a certain stereotype of gals.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: As punishment for failing, as well as refusing to document them, he was trapped in a dark room for days on end until he was a shivering, nervous wreck.
- Meaningful Name: The "chara" in his name evokes the party-goer and lazy bum/slacker/unfaithful stereotype of a charai otoko ("shallow guy"). Naturally, that's just the kind of person he is.
- Starter Villain: The first of the villains to confront the Cures in the story.
Voiced by: Takaya Hashi
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Episode 35 has him declare that Hugtto! Pretty Cure will be canceled in favor of a new show, Bugged! Traum.
- Deadly Upgrade: His mech suit that he used in Episodes 36 and 37 allows him to convert Asu Power into Toge Power, which can power up his machine and his Oshimaidas to the point where they can effortlessly stop and reverse time. However, once he absorbs too much of it, he transforms into an Oshimaida himself, with the ability to summon an army of Oshimaidas, including past monsters that appeared in earlier seasons. In fact, he becomes so powerful, it required the strength of every Pretty Cure in existence just to purify him.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: He is given no build up prior to his appearance, so it comes as a shock when he appears from the left field to kill Daigan and take over his Oshimaida.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's revealed to be the creator of Ruru, and thus, he still holds sentimental feelings towards her, even after her HeelFace Turn.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He complies with the Pretty Cure's wishes of not causing too much noise when fighting near a nursery. Understandably, he gets a little pissed when the Cures break their own rule for the sake of saving the day.Traum: No fair... breaking your own rules like that.
- Lack of Empathy: He could care less about Daigan's state of being, seeing him as just an asset to the company. After all, according to him, adults over 30 don't have friends.
- Mad Scientist: His gimmick revolves around using technology to give mechanical upgrades to his Oshimaidas.
- Reformed, but Rejected: At the end of episode 39, he barges into Beauty Harry and announces to the team that he is the father of Ruru. While the others react only in shock, Ruru smacks him down to the ground, saying that the info he shared does not compute. It ends up being averted in the following episode.
- Team Killer: The first thing he does is kill Daigan. Cure Yell calls him out on this.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Traum sucessfully freezes time in episode 36. This is a hollow victory, as he is defeated and time is restored in the following episode.
Voiced by: Satomi Arai
- Arch-Enemy: To Harry, due to his betrayal. He later becomes one to Homare, since they both harbor feelings towards Harry that they know he'll never return.
- Badass Gay: Harbours feelings for Harry and is among the stronger end of Criasu's members.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Bicine constantly loses while expressing confusion over why anyone would bother moving on despite being on the brink of despair. He gets a double dose of this in Episode 47, wondering why people like Traum would ever get a second chance to get their life together before finally going off the deep end and transforming into an oshimaida himself upon seeing Harry reform Ristoru.
- Evil Laugh: Delivers an unsettling one after Harry made it clear that he's not coming back, but before saying that he'll be back for him.
- Godzilla Threshold: Implied to be one for Criasu seeing how his first appearance has him locked up in chains, a stray-jacket, and behind a laser grid. He even warns Ristoru that should he release him, he'll destroy everything.
- Ill Boy: The entire reason Harry turned to Criasu for help was because Bicine was deathly ill.
- Last Chance to Quit: A villainous example. Bicine wants Harry to abandon the heroes to come back to Criasu. He refuses, but that doesn't mean he has given up on him.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Attempts to do this to Homare, first through attempted Mind Rape before breaking into a physical fight. He also tried to personally remove Harry's affection for Cure Tomorrow from his heart, before getting interrupted by Cure Etoile.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can transform to and from mouse form just like Harry and Ristoru.
- Yandere: Towards Harry, to the point where he used one of Dr. Traum's inventions to invade his heart just to actively kill both Homare and his love for Cure Tomorrow.
Takumi and Jinjin
Voiced by: Louis Yamada LIII (Takumi), Yoshio Kojima (Jinjin)Gelos' two assistants.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Out of fear of being fired, they steal Dr. Traum's prototype device in attempts to be seen as worthwhile assets to the company.
- A Day in the Limelight: They're the villains in Episode 31.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The prototype device they stole ended up backfiring on them, fusing them into one Oshimaida.
- Suddenly Voiced: Downplayed as they could speak before, but they get more of a prominent role in Episode 31.
- The Bus Came Back: After their purifaction, they arent seen again until Episode 45, where they help the Cures purify Gelos.
- Those Two Guys: Does nothing but act like Jeros' YesMen.