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    Endou Mamoru / Mark Evans 
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Voiced By: Junko Takeuchi (Japanese), Sarah Hauser (English, original anime), Maria Darling (UK English, games), Erik Kimerer (US English, games), Carlo Vásquez (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"No one has more love for soccer than Raimon's fiery captain!"

  • Adorkable: His general happy-go-lucky and eager personality.
  • A Taste of Power: In universe during GO Chrono Stone. During the fight against Protocol Omega his multiple timeline selves are able to empower him to the point that he knows God Hand skills he has yet to even learn. Like Tenma he'll eventually won't be able to use those abilities till he learns to do them naturally as well.
  • Berserk Button: Do not use soccer with the intention of hurting others and don't even think about getting stronger in unnatural methods as opposed to getting stronger through training. In early episodes, the laziness and dismotivation of his teammates also piss him off.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Aki's Betty and Natsumi's Veronica. He chooses Natsumi.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being one of the nicest and happiest characters, nobody should mess with him or anything he loves EVER.
  • Big Eater: More so in the original series, where he's often seen eating. It helps that his mother and most of the managers are excellent cooks. Less so in GO, where he would rather not eat, due to his wife Natsumi being a Lethal Chef.
  • Blow You Away / Shock and Awe: Thunder God and Wind God manifests two Majins made of wind and thunder.
  • Book Dumb: According to an NPC in his neighborhood and one of his friend's comment, he's not very bright when it comes to school. It's implied his grandfather was one too, considering his terrible handwriting. But, aside from a few Idiot Hero moments, he isn't exactly stupid and is a huge source of Heroic Spirit.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Raimon and Inazuma Japan, of course.
  • Casual Sports Jersey: More so than everyone, because he wears a soccer jersey or tracksuit even in situations where most people wear casual clothes, which shows how much of a soccer freak he is.
  • Catchphrase: "Sakka yarouze!"
  • Challenge Seeker: He always wishes to face even stronger opponents and bigger challenges.
  • Cheerful Child
  • Chick Magnet: It tells something when every main girl except Haruna and Rika gets Ship Tease with him and at least three of them have canon crushes on him.
    • Clueless Chick Magnet: But he doesn't seem to realize that they have feelings for him, not even when giving him obvious clues.
  • Childhood Friends: Him and Kazemaru are stated to be, but it's never revealed since when exactly.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Fuyuka in the Dark version of the GO game. However, this is not considered the Official Couple, because it's canon in only one universe, Fuyuka being the Unlucky Childhood Friend in the rest versions.
  • Crutch Character: Because the rest of Inazuma Japan relied too much on his support and Kidou's strategies, they were forced to push themselves too much to cover for their absence and use their own abilities to overcome the situation during the match against The Empire. Although they started to work better and level up after Hiroto took the lead, they eventually lost because it was a bit too late.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Deceased Grandparents Are The Best: He shows great admiration towards his grandfather, Daisuke, and studies the technique notebooks that he wrote many years ago. The deceased part is subverted, since he turns out to be alive.
  • Determinator: The best example in the show.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His primary attribute in the game is earth. This is mainly seen through the colour of his majin, which is golden. In the anime, on the other hand, this is mostly averted, except for "Hammer of Wrath", whose final pose involves both him and his majin slamming the ball with their fists as a hammer, creating a hole on the ground.
  • Distressed Dude:
    • Seemingly becomes this after he was captured by Beta in Chrono Stone.
    • Once again he becomes this in the Inazuma Eleven Go crossover movie with Danball Senki W, as he later will be imprisoned by the LBX.
  • Dub Name Change: Aside from the English dub, the Latin American and Brazilian dubs (which mostly avert this trope) have his first name changed to Satoru because Mamoru sounds similar to a slang for oral sex in their language.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: His eyes are brown and his main attribute is earth.
  • Everyone Hates Math: He's not good with math and seems to dislike the idea of doing homework in general.
  • Fighting Spirit: How his "Majin The Hand" Manifests. In The Scales of Ares, Thunder God, Wind God gives him two.
  • Five Temperament Ensemble: The sanguine, for being the most cheerful and optimistic of the All-Stars.
  • Graceful Loser: Even if he loses, he still isn't disappointed at his defeat. If anything, that's what motivates him to get stronger for the next match.
  • Graduate from the Story: Along with most of Raimon's members at the end of the original series. Naturally, everybody was seen crying when he received his diploma.
  • Gratuitous English: Played with his hissatsu techniques, whose names are usually either partially Englih and partially Japanese or are entirely in Japanese. He does have a few hissatsus whose names are entirely in English, like God Hand and God Catch. Aside from that, he can say "Sakka" "Don't mind!" and "Thank you!"
  • The Hero: He's the main character.
    • All-Loving Hero: Over the course of the series, he became good friends with almost everyone.
    • Chaste Hero: He's too interested in soccer to recognize a Love Confession, as seen at the end of the third game where you have a choice to talk to one of the managers sans Haruna. If you choose Natsumi, a cutscene occurs where Endou asks her why she went through all that trouble, to which she answers that she did it out of love. He jumps at the conclusion that his love for soccer has rubbed off on her.
      • Until Inazuma Eleven Go reveals he married Natsumi.
    • Idiot Hero: He isn't exactly an idiot, but he is Book Dumb, Oblivious to Love impulsive and tends to forget he's the only one who can read Daisuke's writing.
    • Kid Hero: He's a middle school student, like anyone else. Justified since most of the villains are also kids and the Non Action BigBads are usually left on the adults' hands.
  • Happily Married: With Natsumi in the anime, manga and Light version of the GO game, but with Fuyuka in the Dark version of the GO game.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He officially ends up with Natsumi.
  • Heroic BSoD: The anime gives him two counts of this. First is when he loses to Kidokawa's Triangle Z technique. Second is when Kazemaru left the team during the second season of the anime.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Chrono Stone he stalls Protocol Omega so that the new Raimon can escape, and gets captured.
  • Heroic Spirit: He has been knocked down many times by powerful shoots, and even when other people wouldn't have been able to stand, he struggles so that his team can continue to play and win the match.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's passionate and fiery, especially in the manga,where he is even more hot-headed and emotional compared to the anime and game.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: He looks like he has these, with two long locks of hair, one hanging down each side of his head in front of his ears, each one curving forward a bit before ending in a spike. They're not exactly sideburns, since they flap around a lot when he moves.
  • Iconic Item: His orange headband, which he considers his trademark.
  • Identical Grandson: He looks identical to his grandfather when his grandfather was young.
  • Image Song: Mammote Miseru! / I’ll Protect It!.
  • Improvised Training: Usually practices by punching a tire tied to a tree, but sometimes, like when he was trying to master Majin The Hand, he does something different.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: While defaulting as the goal keep, Endou's Level 1 stats in the first game pretty much guarantee he'll be better than anyone else wherever you put him. The second game "corrects" this. His maximum stats are the same, but their growth patterns are changed so some of them remain relatively low until he reaches a very high level.
  • Junior High Sweethearts: He officially ends up with Natsumi, whom he met in middle school.
  • Keet: He's always happy and energetic. His personality attracts many people, even if they're an enemy or an ally.
  • Large Ham
  • Literal-Minded: When Natsumi called him a "noteworthy horse", he took it literally and thought she called him a horse, resulting in them arguing.
  • Made of Iron: He stands up after taking multiple blows from techniques that land other characters in the hospital for extended periods of time. He's either this, or he's borrowing the Healing Factor of a certain other character he shares a voice actor with.
  • Martial Arts Headband: He wears an orange one.
  • Meaningful Name / Punny Name: His full name is a pun on "endo o mamoru", which means to protect the end ("end" in the soccer jargon sense). It signifies his status as a talented goalkeeper.
  • Megaton Punch: After becoming a libero, he learns a technique named Megaton Head, which summons a giant golden hand above his head, which converts into a fist. While it's usually a defensive technique, he can use it for offense as well, as seen in the match against Chaos, and it's seen to be powerful as it helped his team score.
  • Mundane Utility: One of the omake yonkoma in the Inazuma Eleven Special manga has him using God Hand to swat a fly, and again in a game of Rock–Paper–Scissors to throw a really big "paper".
  • My Future Self and Me: The Endgame+ of the GO game allows you to recruit the story characters from the previous games, which can result in Endou being coached by his adult self.
  • Name's the Same: His English dub name, Mark Evans, is shared with a real former English goalkeeper. However, it's unknown if it's a coincidence or if it's the inspiration behind his English name.
  • Nice Guy: He always thinks of others before himself and helps them when they need. His teammates benefit from his amazing mental strength and encouragement.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: In GO, when a peeved Tsurugi tries to shoot at him.
  • Not a Morning Person: He does wake up, he just doesn't wake up early since he likes to sleep. However, in the third season, due to playing in the FFI, he stops sleeping too much and starts to wake up very early to practice.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy:
    • Waitresses at a maid cafe are fawning over him? They have nothing to do with soccer, and are therefore boring.
    • When Fuyuka was trying to help him get some ideas for a new hissatsu, one of Rika's tips was to try some new clothes and show them off. At the same time, Kabeyama and Kurimatsu were spying on them. The latter two blushed when they saw Fuyuka trying on different outfits, but Endou didn't.
  • Not So Different: From Kidou. He points out that they're the same because both of them were inspired to play soccer because of a deceased family member (grandfather and parents respectively) and their keepsakes (notebooks and soccer magazine), although he didn't know that his grandfather was only Faking the Dead.
  • Oblivious to Love: Three girls have feelings for him and he doesn't notice. One of the most glaring examples is the episode when Rika planned a date for fim and Fuyuka, who wanted to help Endou get some ideas for a new hissatsu, by tricking her into following some "tips". Despite the obvious hints that it looked like a date and every boy that spied on them could tell so,their planned date bacfired because Endou was very clueless about it.
  • Official Couple: He is officially married to Natsumi but an alternate continuity can have him end up with Fuyuka instead.
    • Another alternate continuity can have him married to Natsumi, Fuyuka and Aki at the same time.
  • Older and Wiser: Ten years later in GO.
  • One Steve Limit: In the English dub his first name is the same as Mark Krugger's first name since they didn't change the latter's name.
  • Opposites Attract: He marries Natsumi, who is at first against the soccer club, but later starts to appreciate it, while he's a soccer freak from start to finish.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • When he heard that his grandfather was killed by Kageyama, he became emotional over the fact, even some people are doubting whether he's Endou or not. But he tried to hide his sadness from his teammates when one of them said that this kind of captain wouldn't win the match.
    • Also, you know he has a really bad Heroic BSoD (which is OOC itself) when he stops touching a ball or eating, despite the fact that he loves doing these things.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Unless his Berserk Button is pushed or he has a Heroic BSoD, he's this.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: If we talk about their school uniforms, he's the blue boy to Natsumi's pink girl.
  • Playing with Fire: Nekketsu Punch or Fireball Knuckle, which involves him punching the ball repeatedly with fiery fists.
  • Plucky Boy: Opponents are time and time again confused how he gets excited rather than disheartened in seeing strong rivals.
  • The Power of Friendship: When it looks like they're going to lose, he gives a speech about friendship, which motivates anyone to continue, which is why they always win something stronger at the last minute.
  • Power of the God Hand: Mamoru Endō has a special technique known as "God Hand" which creates a giant hand out of his energy. Naturally, he primarily plays as goaltender, the one position allowed to use their hands.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Nekketsu Punch and Bakuretu Punch: Endou punches the ball repeatedly to stop it. He usually uses them when the upcomming shoot is too fast and doesn't have enough time to use God Hand.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Pretty much everybody he has a close relationship with is the blue oni to his red oni.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Aki describes him as similar to Ichinose, her childhood friend who loved soccer as much as him, but after he led her to believe he died in an accident, she couldn't touch a soccer ball anymore, until she met Endou. Though the real Ichinose joins the team later.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Inverted. He's the energetic guy to Natsumi's savvy girl.
  • Second Year Protagonist: He's in second year of middle school. Most of the main characters are second years, too.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Endou and Aki get a lot of ship tease, mostly in the second season. The third season tones it down and they both get ship tease with someone else.
    • The ship tease beetween him and Natsumi grows with which season, all the way to Official Couple by the time of GO.
    • Endou and Fuyuka also get a fair share of it in the 3rd season and there are quite a few episodes centered around them.
    • He gets some with Touko, too, although most of it is just her trying to mess with Aki and Natsumi.
  • Significant Birth Date: His birthday is on August 22, the date when the first game was released.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In Orion. Even though he's supposed to be a secondary character in that series, he still gets a lot of screentime compared to other characters, both new and old.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: He displays many of the traits, such as determination, hot-bloodedness, desire to be the best in Japan and later the world, hamminess, big appetite and overcomes the obstacles through The Power of Friendship.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Becomes this during the Aliea Academy arc, as he takes a backseat for Fubuki. While he still plays an important role with his relationship with Gran and Kazemaru, most of the season's Character Development happens to Fubuki, while Endou and the rest of Raimon supports him.
  • Tears of Joy: He sheds these from time to time, like after his friends got released from the effects of the Aliea crystals for example.
  • True Companions: The center of it, of course.
  • Turn Out Like His Grandfather: His mom disapproves of him playing soccer because she thinks it's what killed her dad.
    • Interestingly this really happened in Chrono Stone, after he was captured a time paradox happened where he was considered died in a car accident in the current timeline, just like his grandfather.
  • Underdogs Never Lose: His team is always an underdog team and they always narrowly win something stronger at the last minute through the Power of Friendship.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: According to Hiroto:
    Hiroto: I'm in love, Endou-kun, with those eyes of yours!
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He tried to keep his optimism even in the second season, despite the fact that the world has become somewhat of a Crapsack World, and believed they could clear any challenge anywhere, without thinking the bad guys could win sometimes (which they did) and without noticing that not everybody is as optimistic and confident as him. Only after Kazemaru left the team he realized the truth and got a Heroic BSoD as a result.
  • The Worf Effect: The entire team gets hit with this in the second season, when they show how strong the bad guys are by defeating them with 20:0 or more. And this is the same team that didn't lose any matches in the Football Frontier Nationals.
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    Gouenji Shuuya / Axel Blaze 
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Voiced By: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese), David Lee Mc Kinney (English, anime), Ewan Bailey (UK English, games), Bryce Papenbrook (US English, games), Manuel Campuzano (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"Beneath this ace striker's cool exterior burns a fiery passion for soccer."

  • The Ace: He's called the ace striker for a reason
    • Broken Ace: Gouenji was a talented soccer player ever since he was young and his parents always came to his matches and supported him. However, after his mother's death, his father became less supportive and preferred him to become a doctor rather than play soccer, an issue they have been arguing about ever since. One year before the start of the series, his sister became the victim of a car accident and was in a coma ever since, something he blames himself for. Because of that, he kept an amulet made by Yuuka and swore that until she wakes up, he'll stop playing soccer.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His hair is shaped like the flames, as his element is fire.
  • Big Bad: He is Ishido Shuuji in GO.
    • The Dragon: Except he isn't the Big Bad. That's actually Senguuji and Ishido is his subaltern. However, he only joined Fifth Sector to stop him from destroying soccer.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He cares deeply for his sister and would do anything for her, as seen when Aliea Academy took her hostage and threatended to hurt her if he scores in the second match against Gemini Storm, so he missed the goal intentionally and was dropped of the team as a result.
  • The Big Guy: He is this for the Five-Man Band, for being the one with the most strenght and the strictest forward, as opposed to the other All-Stars who can play more than one position. However, he also has shades of The Lancer (see below), with Someoka and Kabeyama being the Big Guys of the team as a whole.
  • Bishōnen: In GO.
  • Black Cloak: Wears one in the first episode of GO.
  • Brutal Honesty: Not often, but he has no problem telling exactly what he thinks, even if it's mean.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: He was Kidokawa's captain before the start of the series.
  • Continuity Nod: After his training in Okinawa, he stays tan in subsequent cutscenes in-game.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Mostly in GO, where he has tanner skin, although he was already a slightly-tanned blond.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Last Resort showcases a dragon made of earth.
  • Don't Say Such Stupid Things: After Fubuki tells him that his ideal of perfection means being with Atsuya, due to misunderstanding what his father said before he died, Gouenji tells him that he shouldn't misunderstand what he really needs and leaves him in the rain.
  • Doting Brother: Before going on their mission to Defeat Aliea Academy, Gouenji visits his sister in the hospital to give her a big teddy bear and says she can think of the bear as him in his absence. And during Inazuma Japan's dayoff, he buys a big stuffed turtle for her.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In the first two games, he had normal-shaped eyebrows which were coloured black. In the anime, he has lightning-shaped eyebrows which match his hair colour. The third game and all subsequent games use his anime design.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Fire Tornado, which is actually the first hissatsu Raimon scored with and won with ever.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: His appearance changed several times, including his hairstyle. As a teenager, he has white spiky hair. In GO, as Ishido Shuuji, his spiky hair is straightened down, slightly darker and has dyed blue highlights in it. After he ditches his fake evil disguise, he removes his highlights and instead wears his hair in a short ponytail. In the crossover movie with Danball Senki, he changes back to his appearance as a teenager. In Galaxy, his hairstyle looks similar like to the one he sports in the first season of GO, but a bit shorter and without highlights.
  • Expy: He's based on Sing, the main character from Shaolin Soccer.
  • Face–Heel Turn: As of GO. Many outraged cries from fans were had.
    • Fake Defector: Except he didn't really turn heel, he just acted that way to convince Senguuji. It was revealed in the Dragonlink match that Gouenji only became Holy Emperor to stop Senguuji from destroying soccer.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Crossfire combines his fire with Fubuki's ice.
  • Five Temperament Ensemble: The melancholic, for being a serious guy who doesn't smile or emote too much and overall the one with the most issues, which he usually keeps for himself.
  • Forehead of Doom: Downplayed. His forehead is fairly prominent, mostly due to his hairstyle, but not that oversized.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When one of his teammates isn't doing well, he kicks the soccer ball on fire hard at him.
  • Image Song: Honoo no Riyuu / The Reason For Flames.
  • Improbable Age: In GO, he's The Dragon of an extremely powerful organization controlling youth soccer over all of Japan at just 24.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Last Resort's final step involves an earth dragon which surrounds the ball that's flying towards the goal.
  • In the Hood: During the time he was hiding in Okinawa from some strange guys who wanted to harm his sister, he was concealing his appearance with an orange and blue hood and revealed himself to Raimon to help them defeat Epsilon Kai.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Like Endou, his starting stats in the first game are perfectly flat.
  • The Lancer / Foil: Unlike Endou, who is a Hot-Blooded, energetic and optimistic, if not too much, goalkeeper, Gouenji is a calm and serious striker with a Sugar-and-Ice Personality. He's also one of his closest friends and gets the most screentime in the first season besides him.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair is pretty long when straightened down and arguably looks better this way.
  • Missing Mom: In the 3rd season, his mom is revealed to be dead, although they didn't reveal how she died. This is the reason why his father became more grumpy less supportive about him playing soccer, instead wanting him to become a doctor like him.
  • Multicolored Hair: In GO, during his time as Ishido Shuuji, he has blue highlights in his hair. After he changes his appearance he removes his highlights.
  • New Transfer Student: In the first episode, he's introduced as a student who transferred from Kidokawa to Raimon.
  • Overrated and Underleveled: After all the hype, he joins at a lower level and with lower base stats than Endou. Justified in that he hasn't played in a year, but still.
  • Playing with Fire: He has fire based hissatsus. Most notable are Fire Tornado, Bakunetsu Storm and Bakunetsu Screw.
  • Put on a Bus: After the match against Gemini Storm, he gets dropped of the team for getting distracted and missing the goal. At first, Endou and the others were surprised about him leaving the team without any explication, but after coming back, he reveals it was for his sister's sake.
    • The Bus Came Back: After his training in Okinawa and after watching Raimon's matches against Oumihara and Epsilon Kai In the Hood, he joins at the last minute in the latter match to help his team win and after that he reveals why he left the team in the first place.
  • The Quiet One: He's usually calm and only speaks when necessary.
  • Red Baron: For a short time in the second season he's known as "The Flame Striker". He's called "The Flame Striker" in Ares as well.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Endou's red oni.
  • Refusal of the Call: In the first few episodes. At first he refused Endou's offer to join the soccer club because his sister got involved in a car accident in the same day his team was going to have a match against Teikoku and swore that he won't play soccer anymore until she wakes up. He helped Raimon score in the practice match with Teikoku, but still didn't really accept his offer and didn't reveal his reasons until the 3rd episode. However, after Endou told him that his sister would have wanted him to play soccer the most, he regains his passion for the game and joins the club permanently.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: In Chrono Stone, his memory isn't affected by the change in the temporal plane when Protocol Omega erase soccer thanks to a Time Bracelet, just like Yuuichi.
  • Shonen Hair: He has spiky hair which defies gravity. Ironically, it's The Stoic lancer that has this rather than the Hot-Blooded hero.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Shuuya is calm, serious and rather depressive, while Yuuka is cheerful, energetic and happy. This can be justified with Yuuka being a kid, her teenage version in the GO series is more calm and responsible, though still more cheerful than him.
  • Significant Anagram: His alias as Holy Emperor in the dub of GO, "Alex Zabel".
  • Spiky Hair: His hair was naturally spiky as a teenager, but in the crossover movie with Danball Senki, he spikes it up with gel.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Justified as he was the only one with real skill early on in the series. Less so when every single combination hissatsu except two note  involve him in Season 1.
  • Stealth Mentor: In GO.
  • The Stoic: He's usually calm and serious in most situations.
    • Not So Stoic: Gouenji is an interesting combination of stoic and not so stoic. Usually, even when he smiles or he's angry, he's still not particularly high in emotions. For instance, when somebody is struggling, he kicks the soccer ball on fire at him and gives him a forceful lecture without lashing out too much anger at him.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He's cold and serious on the outside, but he cares deeply for his sister and all his teammates and he has a strong passion for soccer.
  • Super Ringer: During the practice match with Teikoku, after Megane runs away and takes off his shirt, Gouenji steps in and helps his team score with Fire Tornado.
  • Supreme Chef: In the Drama CD, he reveals that he makes excellent takoyaki. And fanon enjoys citing his skill at… peeling potatoes, which he shows at the training camp in episode 24 and also mentions that he cooks for his sister.
  • Tears of Joy: After they win the Football Frontier, he visits his sister in the hospital to tell her that they have won, and seeing that she has opened her eyes, he repeats what he has said with tears in his eyes.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Before Kidokawa's match against Teikoku would have taken place and before Yuuka became the victim of a car accident, she gave him an amulet, which became really important to him after said accident. Downplayed Trope, since his sister isn't dead, just in a coma.
  • Troubled, but Cute: More emphasis on the "troubled part". He has a rather troubled past and a lot of issues he has to deal with, he acts rather aloof and mysteryous in the first episodes and he has his fair share of fangirls.
  • Tsurime Eyes: He has sharp eyes, fitting his serious and mysterious personality.
  • Unflinching Walk: During the match against Epsilon Kai, he scores with Bakuretsu Storm as Desarm prepares to use Drill Smasher. Then, Gouenji casually looks back as Desarm is overwhelmed by it.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Zig-zag eyebrows.
  • Warrior Therapist: When Kidou feels distraught and uncertain after his team is defeated by Zeus, mainly because he couldn't help his teammates due to still being injured, Gouenji tries to snap him out of this state by passing a soccer ball back and forth with him.
  • The Worf Effect: Played straight given his status as the Ace, showing that a goalkeeper can stop his shoots means serious business (E.G. Gemini Storm or Little Gigant). However, this is averted as he usually scores whenever he shoots, be it with a combination shoot or not, and his opponent are aware of his status as The Ace so they are on guard when they are against him.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He wants to please his Fantasy-Forbidding Father who wants him to become a doctor, but he also doesn't want to disappoint his friends. In the third season, he makes a deal with his father to leave soccer and go to Germany to become a doctor, as long as he lets him play in the FFI preliminary finals match in the order to send his teammates to the world. But after they win the match, his father realizes that his teammates still need him and lets him stay in the team.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Endou was obviously not pleased when he found out about his involvement with Fifth Sector. That was until Ishido revealed his true intentions.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has white hair (or rather, very light blond) in the original series, but a more plausible hair color in GO.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit. In GO. Goes in line with his Big Bad Dragon and Fake Defector.

    Kidou Yuuto / Jude Sharp 
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Voiced By: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese), Dave Bridges (English, original anime) Robbie Stevens (English, games) and Seth Leslie (English, Go anime, Go Chrono Stone anime), Lucien Dodge (US English, games), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"A talented game maker, his skills and his strategies are unbeatable."

  • The Ace: Mostly when he was part of Teikoku, due to being part of the strongest soccer team in Japan that was the champion for 40 years and continued the team's win streak until Raimon defeated them. Still counts if you consider his play-making.
    • Broken Ace: When Kidou and Haruna were young, they lost their parents in a plane crash and grew up in an orphanage until they were adopted by different families. Because of that, he made a deal with his stepfather to win three consecutive national championships in order to bring his sister back and was even in the danger of leaving his current family if he loses in a district match, so he was bound to be perfect. Fortunately, his father gets better.
  • Alternate Character Reading: The two kanji for "Kidou" (鬼道) can be also read as "oni", which means "demon" and "michi", which means "path". This fact is later used for his Evil Counterpart, Demonio Strada, whose name means "demon path" in Italian.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Penguins.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He’s often the first one to figure out the opponent's strategy and learns from different rivals and coaches most notably in season 2.
  • Badass Bookworm: Not only is he one of the best players, he’s also one of the most analytical in the whole series.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a cape with all his soccer uniforms and he always looks cool.
  • Badass Longcoat: In GO.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Due to being separated from his sister, he accepted everything in order to live together again, including winning three consecutive national championships and even not contacting her for six years. This lead her to believe she's in his way and he doesn't love her anymore, without knowing that he did it for her sake and he didn't actually forget her. Also, in a flashback he's shown fighting with some kids who bullied Haruna and he became very angry when she got captured by the dark angels, who were going to offer her as a sacrifice to the Demon Lord.
  • Big Fancy House: Endou was surprised when he saw how big his house and especially his room are.
  • Black and Nerdy: The dreads point to him being at least partly black, and, as the rest of this page shows, he's very smart.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His Good Costume Switch involves changing his red cape with a blue one.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and he's The Smart Guy and The Strategist.
  • Breakout Character: He started off as a relatively minor character when he was part of Teikoku, but he became one of the main characters after his Heel–Face Turn and after he transferred to Raimon.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Teikoku. Also of Inazuma Japan in season 3, whenever Endou is benched. The armband isn't seen because his cape covers his arms.
  • Child Prodigy: He had a talent for soccer even when he was 6.
  • Cry Cute: He gets one in the game after Kageyama's death.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: The only thing about his parents he still has and the only bond that connects him to his father is an old soccer magazine. That's why he started to play soccer, because when he kicks the ball he feels as if he is with his father.
  • The Dragon: First and one of Kageyama's many dragons, until his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite having no problem hurting other teams and destroying schools and despite being loyal to Kageyama, he disapproves of his plotting for the murder of the opposing team and in the match for the district national finals against Raimon, he checks the school to make sure he didn't set any traps. This is what caused him and the rest of Teikoku to eventually pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: The Emperor Penguin techniques, which are not only some of the strongest hissatsus, but also some of the most popular in the fandom, reaching memetic levels.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Death Zone and Death Zone 2.
  • Evil Genius: At first.
  • Five Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Subverted. It's revealed that the goggles help him focus on where the ball is and where it will land at all times.
  • Good Costume Switch: He switches his red cape with a blue one when he joins Raimon. However, he wears a red cape again in season 3, despite not changing sides.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: First of many.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Along with the rest of Teikoku, he left Kageyama's side after he realised what a person he is.
  • Iconic Item: Not one, but two items: his cape and his goggles. Lampshaded by himself in the goggles' case.
  • Image Song: Hitomi no Naka no Shouri / The Victory in My Eyes.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Wearing cape to play football.
  • Invincible Villain: First of many. His team was basically unbeatable, as they continued to win for 40 years without a single loss in the Football Frontier and continued this tradition even when Kidou took the lead. In the first episode, they're shown destroying an unknown school after winning by 13-0 over them and during the "friendly" match against Raimon, they scored 10 goals in the first half without using any hissatsus and other 10 goals in the second half. The only reason why they lost was because they forfeited the match after Gouenji scored against them, since he was the only reason why they had the match in the first place.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: In the first game.
  • Kids Are Cruel: At first, Kidou and the other Teikoku kids had no problem throwing the ball at the opposing players and their Establishing Character Moment has Kidou ordering them to destroy an unknown school, but they get better after they realise it was a mistake to follow Kageyama's orders.
  • Leitmotif: A militaresque-like tune which is heard whenever Teikoku make their entrance. Naturally, he loses this tune after he leaves Teikoku.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: While he is close with his Teikoku teammates, he seems mostly detached at home. Possibly because he's adopted.
    • Happily Adopted: He does become this later on, because even if he doesn't reunite with his sister Haruna to live under the same roof, they're content with their new families.
  • Master of Illusion: Illusion Ball lets him screw with his opponent's mind by creating fake copies of the ball orbiting around him.
  • Missing Mom: His father is seen, but a mother is never seen or mentioned. Maybe that's because his real parents died in a plane crash when he was young and his stepfather possibly isn't married.
  • New Transfer Student: He transferred to Raimon after he left Teikoku to avenge his defeated teammates.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He somewhat resembles Edgar Davids.
  • Not So Different: After Kidou told Endou the story about how he lost his parents and how he started to play soccer after the only thing they had that was saved was a soccer magazine, Endou told him that he lost his grandfather and started to play soccer after he saw his notebooks and points out that they're the same.
  • Number Two: Becomes this towards Endou in the third season, because he's usually the one who takes the lead when Endou is benched or when the main team is split into two teams.
  • Opposing Sports Team: At first his team was the biggest threat for Raimon and other soccer teams, thanks to their cruelty, but it turns out the actual villainy is commited by their coach, Kageyama, and what makes them evil is their loyalty to him. After they realise what a person he is, they realise their mistakes and leave his side.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: In order to stop Ichihoshi from harming anyone, he orders Haizaki and Hiroto to attack him.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He pulls off some good ones in his time as a villain.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Underneath the goggles. Subverts the evil aspect. Ironically, the colour of his eyes is revealed (via flashbacks) in the same episode where he pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Fidio's Blue, Blue to Demonio's Red. Coincidentally, he has both red eyes (as opposed to Fidio's blue eyes) and blue goggles (as opposed to Demonio's red goggles).
  • Supreme Chef: In the Drama CD he cooks French, Russian and Italian food.
  • Shower Scene: He gets one in episode 2 of Ares while he's talking with Haizaki about Inakuni Raimon.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the most analytical and clever guy of the Five-Man Band, acting as the team's game maker and being the one who figures out the opponents' strategies.
  • The Strategist: He's a genius playmaker and he's often responsible for figuring out how to break through opposing teams' supposedly unbeatable strategies.
  • Stern Teacher: To Raimon in GO. He gives the team a hard time to practice, to the point where some refuse to come to practice the next day.
    • Trickster Mentor: It turns out he did it so he could run diagnostics on their limitations, then he adjusted their individual training menus to their maximum capabilities. He did it to help them, but like the previous coaches, he doesn't explain his strategies.
  • Teen Genius: In addition to being one of the most talented players he's also a good student who gets good grades at school.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite often being at odds with Fudou, especially in the beginning, they become pretty close as the series goes on.

    Fubuki Shirou / Shawn Froste 
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Click here to see him in Ares 
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Voiced By: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Dave Bridges (English, anime), Ricardo Bautista (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"The north's best striker is usually cool and calm until he's on the field..."

  • Abled in the Adaptation: Unlike the original series, he never developed Dissociative Identity Disorder in Ares, thanks to his family (at least his brother) being Spared by the Adaptation.
  • The Ace: Played with. He's initially known as a legendary striker and Raimon were looking for him when they were searching for a substitute for Gouenji, only for them to discover he's an ace defender rather than an ace striker during their match against Hakuren, though he still qualifies for this trope. During the same match, they saw that he can play as a striker as well and relied mostly on that during their matches against Aliea, especially after Someoka leaves the team. Except that's actually the split personality of his brother Atsuya the one who scored for them instead of Shirou. They do however become a single strong being who's good at both offense and defense after they merge and he plays mostly as a striker after that.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job:Two instances of this trope.
    • In the video game, in addition to his hairstyle changing, it also turns lighter when he switches to his other personality, while in the anime this doesn't happen.
    • In the original series and in GO, his hair is light gray with a faint bluish tint. In Ares, it's more of a light purple.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. All of the problems regarding his split personality and his struggling to get over it are most likely removed in Ares, where his family didn't die in the avalanche accident.
  • An Ice Person: He has ice based hissatsus and lives in a snowy region.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Wolves.
  • Anime Accent Absence: Despite being from Hokkaido, he doesn't have a different accent. Which is weird, because his teammates from Hakuren do.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: He's the only survivor in his family after his parents and twin brother died and spends most of the second arc dealing with the split personality of his twin. He gets better.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: The initial pose of The Birth (a hissatsu he created with Hiroto) invokes this.
  • Badass Adorable: One of the most badass and adorable characters.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: In the original series. His eyebrows are thinner in GO and in Ares.
  • Blush Sticker: He sported a pink blush on his cheeks in some flashbacks of his childhood.
  • Break the Cutie: If losing his family and developing a split personality of his twin didn't make him a Broken Bird enough, the fights with Desarm, who tried to provoke Atsuya to become stronger, which lead him to take control over Shirou's body as a result, all because Desarm wanted to be amused really gave him a hard time.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Hakuren.
  • Chick Magnet: As seen in episodes 35 and 40, when some girls he met for the first time stay close to him and takes advantage of this to gain information, but isn't really interested in girls oherwise.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His family were killed in an avalanche incident when he was a kid. Shirou was pushed off the car by Atsuya, leaving only Shirou alive.
  • Deceased Brothers Are The Best: Zig-zagged. His brother did save his life when he pushed him off the car, without caring that he'll die instead in the process. But after he formed inside Shirou's mind, he started to act like a jerk and play very agressively, although he also helped Raimon in the matches against Aliea, mostly alone since he was the only capable striker for a while. That didn't make Shirou feel better, in fact it made him feel useless, at one point Atsuya downright telling him that he wasn't needed. However, his true intentions were to show him that he should work with the entire team instead of depending only on his brother and after Shirou finally realized that, they merged into a single being and Fubuki Took a Level in Badass as a result.
  • Dual Mode Unit: He's one of three characters who can use a special ability named Chara Change in the second game. In Shirou's form (which is his default form), he's a defender whose default hissatsu is Ice Ground. In Atsuya's form, he becomes a forward whose default hissatsu is Eternal Blizzard.
  • Elemental Hair: Light gray hair which fits his ice element.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: depending on when he’s Shirou or Atsuya. The spikes in his hair face downwards when he's Shirou and upwards when he's Atsuya. After they merge, his hair becomes a combination of their hairstyles.
  • Fear of Thunder: He's afraid of every sound that reminds him of avalanches, including thunder.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Crossfire combines his ice with Gouenji's fire.
  • Five Temperament Ensemble: The phlegmatic. He's the most gentle, delicate and soft-spoken of the All-Stars, particularly in the third season where he got over his issues and interacts more with his teammates.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: He normally has Tareme Eyes with normal sized pupils and a gentle personality. When he switches to Atsuya, he becomes more aggresive, his eyes change to tsurime and his pupils shrink and become narrower.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: The spikes in his hair face downwards and look rather fluffy in his normal form, but face upwards and become stiffer when he switches to his more agressive split personality, making him look more devilish.
  • Gollum Made Me Do It: His teammates realized from the start that he becomes a different, more agressive pleyer who refuses to cooperate with the others when his position changes from defender to forward, but at first they didn't know that was the split personality of his brother.
  • Gray Eyes: He has teal-gray eyes, fitting the innocent type.
  • Hates Being Alone: What he sais after Gouenji leaves him alone in the rain after their conversation about Fubuki's ideal of perfection.
  • The Heart: The most sensitive, delicate and soft-spoken one in the Five-Man Band, followed by Kazemaru who shares this role with him in the third season.
  • Heroic BSoD: Mostly when Epsilon were Raimon's main threat.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite being a very strong defender, he has low-self confidence and considers himself to be weak, especially when compared to his "stronger" brother. It doesn't help that Raimon needed him more as a striker than as a defender and combined with being unable to achieve his idea of perfection, he started to think that he isn't needed.
  • Iconic Item: The scarf in this case.
  • Image Song: Ice Road.
  • In-Series Nickname: He has several, including "The Prince of the Snowfield" (the title of an episode) and "The Bear Killer". The former one is his nickname in Ares as well, with the latter being given to his brother.
  • Indifferent Beauty: He's aware of the effect he has on girls and uses this as an advantage to gain information, but he doesn't really care about his appearance.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Not only is he good at defense and offense, he's actually being able to keep up with (and at some point faster than) Fragile Speedster Kazemaru and other fast members of the Alieas teams and his strenght is comparable to that of Someoka and Gouenji, but is faster and better at defense.
  • Meaningful Name: Fubuki means "blizzard" and "Shirou" means white. This is a pun on his element and most of his hissatsus.
  • My Sibling Will Live Through Me: Not by conscious choice, but he doesn't reject Atsuya's presence, either. Stops once he decides he doesn't need to be perfect.
  • Nice Guy: One of his most defining traits. He's very gentle, soft-spoken and a helpful player.
  • One-Man Army: During the Raimon vs. Hakuren match, Fubuki was capable of single-handedly facing Raimon. And the best Endou could have was to redirect his shot, and even that required the help of Kabeyama and Touko.
    • Eventually it was subverted as Raimon slowly adjusted themselves to match Fubuki.
    • However, after losing Someoka; Fubuki slowly went back into this mentality, and it actually helped them score against Epsilon.
  • Oop North: In the British dub of the games he has a Yorkshire(?) accent.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents were killed by an avalanche accident when he was little.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He seems small and weak but he's actually one of the strongest characters.
    • Expecting Someone Taller: Because of the histories told of him, everyone imagines him as a giant and Raimon were surprised when they found out the boy they saved from the blizzard was the legendary striker they were looking for.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Atsuya in the first anime. In the games and in Ares he's one year older than him. See Sibling Yin-Yang below.
  • Put on a Bus: During the match against Fire Dragon, their captain realized Fubuki was the biggest threat due to being good at both offense and defense and told his teammates to keep their eyes on him. After Fire Dragon used their hissatsu Perfect Zone Press on him, he injured his leg badly enough to be taken off the team.
    • The Bus Came Back: He comes back after the match against The Empire to replace an injured Kurimatsu.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to both Someoka and Atsuya. Coincidentally, he has gray hair.
  • Retcon: In the original series, Shirou and Atsuya are described as the perfect defender striker combo. In Ares, they're both strikers for Hakuren, even though Shirou didn't become one until merging with Atsuya.
  • Sanity Slippage: After Someoka was injured, Fubuki started to lose himself over his "perfection" with Someoka. This led him to slowly lose himself to Atsuya, and reaching it's logical climax when he tried to stop Hiroto's Ryuusei Blade.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: He has a pretty nice scarf which is also a Tragic Keepsake. He loses it after merging with Atsuya, but doesn't lose the "asskicking" part. If anything, he becomes more so.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive guy to Someoka's manly man.
  • Shrinking Violet: His lack of self-confidence comes from comparing himself to his brother, whom he considers to be stronger, while he considers himself to be the weak one. At first he thought he needed Atsuya because when he was with him, he could change his weak self. After he developed a split personality of him, he started to rely mostly on that, but as time went on, he started to feel unneeded. But after merging with his brother, he became more confident and started to work better with his teammates.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Shirou is a gentle and timid defender Blue Oni while Atsuya is a Hot-Blooded and mischievous forward Red Oni.
  • Slasher Smile: He pulls of some rather sinister ones when he switches to Atsuya.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His dub name is actually Froste, not Frost.
  • Split Personality: This is the key point in Fubuki's Character Development in Season 2.
    • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Fubuki started showing this when he met Desarm, much worse added with Someoka's withdrawal from the team. Unable to acheive his idea of perfection and also needed more as a striker instead of a defender led to Atsuya dominating control over Shirou's body.
    • Split-Personality Merge: When he finally realizes that he doesn't have to become Atsuya, but to rely on the rest of his friends. In doing so, he gains the Legendary Wolf technique.
    • Split-Personality Takeover: At first, Shirou was able to keep his split personality under control just fine, but as time went on, Atsuya started to come out more because of his desire to be perfect and the fact that he was the only capable striker after Someoka left the team also contributed to Atsuya taking control over his body.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The Aliea Academy Arc might as well be called The Fubuki Arc, due to most of the spotlight and Character Development being given to him.
  • Stronger Than They Look: At first, Raimon's members were surprised he was the legendary striker, because they were expecting a muscular giant, which he's not in particular, and Someoka thought he was too weak, but he proves to be a powerhouse on the field inspite of that.
  • Two Siblings In One: After his brother died in an avalanche, he developed a split personality of him. He gets over it after he realizes what his father really meant with "becoming perfect", though.
  • Talking to Themself: He's often seen talking to his brother, usually with the help of a mirror.
  • Tareme Eyes: His eyes are normally droopy and innocent, to contrast with his Jerkass brother's sharper eyes. However, they become less droopy after merging with his brother.
  • Technicolor Eyes: His eyes become golden orange in colour when Atsuya takes over his body.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After merging with Atsuya, he becomes a single stronger, braver person who's good at both offense and defense, is no longer a shy person, is more willing to speak up for himself and works better with his teammates.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His scarf used to belong to his brother and it's really important to him.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Thanks to that one incident which killed his family, he's afraid not only of avalanches, but any noise that reminds him of avalanches,including snow falling down from trees or the roof, thunder and any other loud banging sound. In the game he became numb when he heard Shin Teikoku's structure collapse.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has bluish-gray hair.
  • Zerg Rush: Fire Dragon use this method on him. During the match, Choi Chang Soo realises he's the biggest threat for being good both at offense and defense and gets targeted speciffically for this reason. The team uses their hissatsu tactic Perfect Zone Press on him and injure his leg badly enough to be taken off the team for a while. Fortunately, he recovers relatively quickly.

Fubuki Atsuya

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Eng Dub: Aiden Frost
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (Japanese, child), Mamoru Miyano (Japanese, older), Ricardo Bautista (Latin American Spanish)

The tropes below apply to Atsuya as Fubuki's Split Personality, for Atsuya as an individual, check the Ares folder.

    Kazemaru Ichirouta / Nathan Swift 
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Click here to see him in GO 
Voiced By: Yuka Nishigaki (Japanese), Mireya Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)

"A nimble defender. He has been friends with Endou for a long time. "

  • Ambiguously Evil: In Ares. Despite being Kageyama's new underling, he doesn't do anything particularly evil himself and didn't forgive him for his wrongdoing.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Honoo no Kazamidori, a technique he mastered with Gouenji, has a fire bird as its aura.
  • Bishōnen: One of the main reasons the fandom has more girls than boys.
  • Blow You Away: He has wind based hissatsus. His name also suggests this.
  • Break the Cutie: At the beginning of the second season he was fine, but as the story progressed, more of the original members were broken and Aliea's teams became stronger, which caused him to slowly lose confidence in himself and become more desperate.
    • Despair Event Horizon: He crosses it after the first match with The Genesis. Seeing how dangerous they were and seeing how everytime they think they defeated Aliea, an even worse team appears, he became unable to believe they could defeat Aliea and loses his will, which made him quit the team. Thankfully, Endou manages to bring him back at the end of the season.
  • Can't Catch Up: As the second season progressed and more Aliea teams showed up, he started to lose confidence in himself, seeing that he could not keep up with the levels of Aliea Gakuen, so he couldn't steal the ball and pass to his teammates. Deconstructed after the first match with The Genesis, after which he said that he wasn't strong enough and left, leading him to accept the Aliea crystal by the end of the arc.
  • The Captain/Red Armband of Leadership: Of the Dark Emperors (in the anime, he didn't wear the armband of leadership, but in the game he did), as well as Inazuma Japan during the first half of the Argentina match.
  • Chick Magnet: In some official sources, it's stated he is popular among girls.
  • Childhood Friends: With Endou.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: At one point in the first season, he had to choose between staying on the Raimon soccer team and going back to the athletics club, a subject brought on by Miyasaka, who kept pushing him to go back. Naturally, he chooses the former and is able to convince him to stay in the club.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Tempted by the Aliea crystals to make him feel stronger.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: During the match against CCC Osaka Gals, he gets distracted by one of the girls flirting with him.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: His inability to catch up with the rest of his teammates and him wanting to be stronger, even if it means getting power the easy way, leads him to accept the Aliea Meteorite, which sacrifices his good self for power. Of course, this happens to everybody under the influence of the meteorite.
  • Doppleganger Attack: Bunshin Defense in the original and Spinning Fence in Orion involve him creating copies of himself.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Fudou makes fun of him being this trope during Fudou’s Wild Card attitude in the Asian preliminary finals of the Football Frontier International.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Miyasaka acts rather clingy towards him and it feels like he loves him as more than Just Friends. However, this trope is averted in the dub, where Miyasaka is a girl.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Trading his Raimon uniform for a predominently black and rather form-fitting jumpsuit and a Black Cloak, that has to be evilly cool.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • Kazemaru joining the Dark Emperors at the end of season 2. It doesn't last long.
    • In Ares, Kazemaru is in Teikoku but the bigger issue is he seems to be Kageyama's new underling. But as it turns out, Kageyama manipulated him to obey to him after reminding him of Raimon's loss to Barcelona Orb and his desire to make Teikoku stronger.
  • Five Temperament Ensemble: The eclectic, he's friendly and the sane guy of the team, but his tendency to stay just in the background and relatively lack of screentime makes him generic compared to the other All-Stars.
  • Fragile Speedster: He's one of the fastest in his team, but not one of the physically strongest, which is why he's either seriously hurt by Genesis in the games or leaves the team due to not being as strong as Endou in the anime.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Non fatal, but at times where it looks like Endou is too much pain or about to lose a goal, Kazemaru ends up being the one that runs back to takes the most hits to help Endou defend.
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: Because of all the dark battles and the situation in season 2, the Alieas rock warped Kazemaru's mind to focus on becoming just as strong as Endou without remember the fun soccer is. Thankfully, Endou snaps him out of this.
  • Image Song: Mai Agare!/Let It Soar!.
  • Informed Ability:
    • Apparently his being diligent made several clubs want him. It's not completely out of the blue—just never specifically showcased.
    • His status as a defender is more or less this by the time of the third game, in which his natural moveset consists of two offensive hissatsu and two shoots.
      • Then he got Deep Jungle in GO, which is a bit too late at this point; but at least he has one now.
  • In the Hood: At the beginning of episode 64, Kazemaru and the other Dark Emperors conceal their identity with the hood from their cloaks and is the first to reveal himself to Endou.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Unlike Handa, not in a negative way. He can play almost all positions sans GK. He can go from a defender that has the speed to stop incoming forwards, a midfielder that’s good at passing the ball, or a forward/helping the forwards with powerful individual or combination hissatsu techniques.
    • Even in the anime he played all these positions at one point. He plays as a defender when he's a member of Raimon, as a forward when he was a member of The Dark Emperors and as a midfielder when he's a member of Inazuma Japan.
  • The Lancer: Kazemaru supports Endou, but also acts as his sane man and one of his closest friends in the series. He plays this role more as Endou's lancer in season 2 after Gouenji is temporarily Put on a Bus. Generally Kazemaru sometimes falls back on this position to Kidou or Gouenji, and is occasionally The Heart instead.
  • Letting His Hair Down: Inverted. He's normally a nice guy and he wears his hair in a ponytail. That one time when he wore his hair down was when he joined the Dark Emperors. Possibly justified considering the Aliea Meteorite made his hair wild and impossible to tie.
    • In GO, he wears most of his hair down, but this is more of a stylistic choice rather than a change in personality.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He is one and it's confirmed he's a Chick Magnet.
  • Malicious Misnaming: His Rival Kirigakure intentionally forgets his name and calls him "Fujimaru".
  • Meaningful Name: Kazemaru means "wind circle", a reference to his element. Also, one of his main hissatsus, "Fuujin no Mai", is literally this.
  • Nice Guy: He’s one of the more friendlier members, initially helping out Raimon because they needed the help and going full time after he relies how much he loves the team. He’s very caring and supportive to all of his friends in the clubs he’s joined.
  • Number Two: usually acts as Endou’s confidant and closest friend to the team alongside Gouenji.
  • Ship Tease: With the Osaka Gals forward Reika and his track team friend Miyasaka, depending on the dub series.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: In the second game, he is beaten to the point of hospitalization by Genesis after they realize he's the only member of Raimon that's actually managing to keep up with their superhuman speed.
  • Only Sane Man: Technically not the only one, but he's the one Facepalming on a regular basis.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: His uniform from the athletics club which consists of an orange top and blue shorts.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: They cover his left eye.
  • Put on a Bus: After the first match with Genesis, but for different reasons, depending on the adaptation. In the game, he's speciffically targeted for being the only one who could keep up with their superhuman speed and beaten to the point of hospitalization. In the anime, he leaves the team after seeing how badly they were outmatched.
    • The Bus Came Back: At the end of the second game/second season, but as a part of the Dark Emperors.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Instead of getting seriously hurt by Genesis, he leaves on his own accord after seeing how badly they were outmatched.
    • YMMV whether or not this was a good thing. Kazemaru's show counterpart may not have gotten hurt, but his desertion caused fan accusations of him "being whiny", while others simply found it an Out-of-Character Moment.
      • That's for those who haven't played the game. In the later there's moments where Kazemaru shows his insecurities and was put on ambulance before he had a chance to snap. In the anime they just decided to spare him of the beat down and instead they gave him a Heroic Blue Screen of Deathnote  in the nightmarish episode 45.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: This is Kazemaru's arc in the Aliea Academy arc, at first one can see his talks of attempting to get power the easy way (like using the Aqua of the Gods) to easily beat Aliea Academy as Kazemaru attempting to deal with his problems pragmatically. Then he got A Taste of Power with the Aliea crystal, and we see how he handles this.
  • Taking the Bullet: During the practice match against Teikoku, he jumps in front of the goal to take one of the hits instead of Endou.
  • Tears of Remorse: He briefly sheds these after being released from the effects of the Aliea Meteorite.
  • Took a Level in Badass: It's subtle, but the techniques he learns in the third game/season are definitely more impressive than the ones he learns in the previous games.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: To an extent in season 2, because he often voices doubt about being able to defeat Aliea Academy, without remembering the fun soccer brings like in the previous season. While he manages to restore his confidence for a while, he loses his will completely after his team gets beaten by Genesis and Fubuki gets injured. Fortunately in the third season, he acts again like his season 1 self, but leveled up.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair.

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    Matsukaze Tenma / Arion Sherwind 
Voiced By: Yuka Terasaki (Japanese), Daniella Down (English, anime)

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"A naive boy who loves soccer. He possesses a zephyr-like breeziness."

  • Adorkable
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Part of his hair is shaped like wings (or whirlwinds depending on who you ask), fitting his element.
  • Blow You Away: Both Tenma and Pegasus element.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: After Shindou is injured.
    • And of the Tenmas, the team which was named after him by Fey.
  • Catchphrase
    " It'll work out somehow!" (translated as "It'll be fine!")
  • Cheerful Child
  • Companion Cube: Treats soccer like a person, to the humor/annoyance of some.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Unlike Endou, who is one of the oldest members of the Raimon soccer club of the original series and already became the team's captain from the very beginning. Tenma is a Naïve Newcomer to the new Raimon soccer club who at first didn't get much respect, who then later builds up in reputation until he became the new captain of Raimon after Shindou got injured. Also unlike Endou who specializes in being a goalkeeper, Tenma's specialty is dribbling as a midfielder.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Dribbling, he admits, is about the only thing he's good at during the start of the series.
  • Determinator
  • Expy: Of Endou obviously.
    • His keshin Majin Pegasus can be seen as an Expy of Jotaro's Star Platinum, they are the only Fighting Spirit in the series that can evolve into a new form, and they have a second evolution only in a non-canonical material.
  • First-Name Basis: Mostly addressed by his given name.
  • Fighting Spirit: Demon God Pegasus, Demon God Pegasus Arc and Armed in Chrono Stone, and his soul in Galaxy.
  • Fragile Speedster: He's very fast and agile, and all of his hissatsu incorporate his high speed attacks, but he doesn't have much physical strength. While he's a Determinator, he's not as strong or durable as Tsurugi.
  • Fusion Dance:
    • Fused Demon God Pegasus Arc with Sword Saint Lancelot and Instrumentalist Maestro to create Lord of Birds and Beasts Griffin.
    • Mixi-maxed with Shuu and later with King Arthur.
  • The Glomp: His favorite way to celebrate.
  • For Great Justice: Along with Endou, he wants to bring back real soccer.
  • Gray Eyes: Fits the (now rare) innocence archetype.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Tenma loves Sasuke.
  • Heroic BSoD: One when he had to face Taiyou. Another when he was made aware of what Fifth Sector could do to other schools in response to the growing defiance. The third time in the final when he realized he had been overtaxing his teammates as captain. Tsurugi and Shindou snapped him out of it.
  • Keet: Tenma's a upbeat, fun loving, positive person who believes enough effort can overcome anything. Some of his teammates hate this aspect of his, but they eventually respect and appreciate his positive nature.
  • Meaningful Name: Tenma means "pegasus", being named after his keshin, Majin Pegasus.
  • Naïve Newcomer: He's not exceptional at soccer except for dribbling and Raimon is his first soccer team. Endou has to train him and Shinsuke enough to be on par with the other members.
  • Power Trio: With Tsurugi and Shindou.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: In Chrono Stone, he's somehow unaffected by the change when Protocol Omega erase soccer from reality, until they target him specifically.
  • Shipper on Deck
    "So, Aki-nee, get any calls from America lately?"
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Save for a few moments, Tenma believes everything can and will work out in the end. Usually he's right and the lengths he goes through to return real soccer start to slowly convince the rest of the teammate.

    Tsurugi Kyousuke / Victor Blade 
Voiced By: Takeshi Oohara

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"A dark side striker who overwhelms everyone around him with his outstanding talent."

  • Adorkable: Semi-meta example. He's been in every TCG commercial.
  • Aloof Ally: He started off as the Token Evil Teammate but in the midst of his full Heel–Face Turn, he ends up helping Raimon without getting close to any of the other members.
  • Ambiguously Evil: In season 1, he started off extremely sadistic and violent, but as Tenma noted, he enjoyed playing soccer for a specific reason, leading to his Aloof Ally and Token Evil Teammate status and officially joining Raimon after his brother decides to heal on his own merits.
  • Badass Cape: The way he wears his jacket creates this effect.
  • Badass in Distress: He has gone through this three times, one time per season, if you count events from the game. In season 1 (game event), he is taken away by Kaioh Academy, for betraying Fifth Sector. Though he is then released after Tenma and others come to rescue him, by scoring one point in a mini soccer game against Kaioh. In season 2, Tsurugi is the only one that still can't play soccer freely, even after Raimon's past has been altered back by Tenma and Fei. The only thing that can bring soccer back to him is, unfortunately, his brother's Heroic Sacrifice. In season 3, unbeknownst to the others he gets captured by Queen Lalaya Obies and is currently replaced by a fake Tsurugi. However, he seems to be rather nonchalant about it until he is imprisoned by Ruza Donolzen.
  • Berserk Button: Do not, I repeat, do not try to break someone's legs on purpose. He has bad memories of that...
  • Brutal Honesty: He's rude, but does not shy away from the truth, especially in regards to his teammates and the dangers of Fifth Sector. The exception is his relationship with his brother, who he will attempt to avoid or hurt.
  • Characterization Marches On: He becomes less irritable and more cool-headed instead after the early episodes.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He used to be but not anymore.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's noticeably paler than other footballers, cementing his position as the "bad boy".
  • Fighting Spirit: Sword Saint Lancelot, Armed in Chrono Stone
  • Fusion Dance:
    • Fused Sword Saint Lancelot with Demon Pegasus Arc and Instrumentalist to create Lord of Birds and Beasts Griffin.
    • With his brother Yuuichi and Okita Souji
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: In the bluntest way possible.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Goes from intentionally scoring an own-goal to pulling a Big Damn Heroes, all in the space of one match.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His hissatsu are fast and heavy-hitting. He himself is one of the stronger and faster players and can take a hit, shrugging off attacks that could seriously injure the fragile members of his team.
  • My Greatest Failure: In an accident, he cripples his older brother, who is now unable to play soccer.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: He wears his traditional outfit instead of Raimon's school uniform or the team's uniform. Eventually, he wears the second one after his brother convinces him to leave Fifth Sector.
  • Playing with Fire: The element of Lancelot.
  • Power Trio: With Tenma and Shindou.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Since he's with Fifth Sector, he sits around relaxing while trying to make Raimon miserable.
  • Spoiler Opening: The opening shows him unambiguously on the hero's side.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: In season 3. Being kidnapped by the queen from villain's planet, makes him understand the real situation the planet is going through. He ends up siding with them, and goes against Tenma. It is later revealed that it's necessary to save galaxy from the real Big Bad.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He is cold and arrogant but he will go to great lengths for those he cares about.
  • Super Ringer: His full Heel–Face Turn completely changed the tide of the match against Teikoku.
  • Theme Naming: His Avatar is named after Lancelot, a figure in Arthurian mythology, just like that of his brother's in an alternate timeline.
  • Token Evil Teammate: At first.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: Initially worn at the beginning of season 1 before officially joining Raimon.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was more fun and energetic alongside his brother when they were younger. Then the accident happened, and he's been jaded ever since.

    Shindou Takuto / Riccardo Di Rigo 
Voiced By: Mitsuki Saiga
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"The captain of the Raimon Soccer Club. A genius game maker known as the Baton of God."

  • Big Fancy House: He lives in a huge house filled with upper class material and pianos.
  • Bishōnen
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: At first
  • The Chains of Commanding: His early episodes show his issues with leading the team. Shifting between watching him and his team to play real soccer and being forced to follow Fifth Sector's rules pressures him until Endou, Tenma, and Shinsuke convince him to follow his heart.
  • Cultured Footballer: Is an accomplished pianist in addition to being a talented game maker.
  • Fighting Spirit: Instrumentalist Maestro and Armed in Chrono Stone
  • Fusion Dance:
    • Fused Instrumentalist Maestro with Sword Saint Lancelot and Demon God Pegasus Arc to create Lord of Birds and Beasts Griffin.
    • With Oda Nobunaga
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Maestro has four arms.
  • Musical Assassin: His hissatsu are named after music terms, and he's often compared to a conductor.
  • The Power of Friendship: He's able to first use his avatar after getting mad about not being able to protect his teammates when Tsurugi defeated his team.
  • Power Trio: With Tenma and Tsurugi.
  • Red Baron: He's known as the "Baton of God" ("Virtuoso" in the dub), a name that's also used for his signature hissatsu tactic. This is a play on his name, as shin can be read to mean "god", and takuto means "baton".
  • Snap Back: At season 3, Shindou starts acting a lot like is season 1 self with the Inazuma Japan team.

    Nishizono Shinsuke / Jean-Pierre "JP" Lapin 
Voiced By: Haruka Tomatsu
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"He has a ton of energy in his small body! A boy who always cheerfully faces forward."

  • Big Eater: As seen in the ending in GO, also a Freeze-Frame Bonus in a Strikers 2013 opening, where he picks out Natsumi's giant onigiri.
  • Blush Sticker: He has two on both of his cheeks.
  • Cheerful Child: Shinsuke's small body does not hide his cheerfulness and positive attitude.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Him and Titania.
  • Expy: of Endou. He can be considered a mini version of Endou as a goalkeeper.
  • FanBoy: Of Dinosaurs.
  • Fighting Spirit: Stellar Guardian God Titanias, Armed in Chrono Stone.
  • First-Name Basis: He's okay with the other characters calling him by his first name, and his close friendship with Tenma always has them calling each other by their first names.
  • Fusion Dance: With Liu Bei
  • Keet: He's just as upbeat and fun loving as Tenma and his appearance
  • The Lancer: Acts as the best friend variety to Tenma, supporting him and going through trying to change Raimon to play real soccer while taking different paths and interests towards becoming stronger players. He often supports Tenma's efforts and supports him on the field when the rest of Raimon's cowardice while also questioning Tenma and his idealism when the power gap between the two starts to change.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Like Tenma, he enjoys soccer, but never played until he got to Raimon Junior High. That being said, he has untapped potential his coach and later his team help him unlock.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's 12, but looks like a six year old child playing soccer in a middle school with players who themselves look much older than junior high school students.
  • Spring Jump: Not a gameplay element, but rather, a hissatsu. And his specialty is jump height. This is why Sangoku thinks he'll make a good goalkeeper.
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    Inamori Asuto / Sonny Wright 
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The soccer boy who was chosen as the sun.

Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English)

  • Animal Battle Aura: Shining Bird has a bird as its aura and Hokkyou Guma 2gou, a combination hissatsu he made with Norika and Hattori, has a polar bear.
  • Big Eater: Implied by his willingness to have a second round of dinner after hearing Kozomaru's backstory.
  • The Captain: After Michinari is injured, he becomes Inakuni Raimon's captain in the final against Outei Tsukinomiya.
  • Double Jump: More like a triple jump, but his Inabikari Dash involves him doing this. After running fast and doing a normal jump, he does another one mid-air to steal the ball from the opponent and yet another one to get past him.
  • First-Name Basis: His teammates address him with his first name.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother passed away in the first episode, while his father left the country when he was young to chase his soccer dream overseas. His mother couldn't go with him and told Asuto that he died in an accident, but in episode 11 he finds out the truth about his father through a letter from his mother.
  • Pinball Protagonist: While he does get the most attention out of the 3 protagonists in the anime. Asuto actually has the least amount if not no involvement in the plot of stopping the Ares program aside from winning the FFI.
  • Red Herring: Watchers are initially led to believe that Orion had succeeded in brainwashing Asuto in The Stinger of Episode 36 of Orion... until the next episode reveal that it's not Asuto, but a Russian Orion player who had the same hair as he did.
  • Rotating Protagonist: Along with Haizaki and Nosaka.
  • Shock and Awe: Inabikari Dash. He runs very fast and turns into lightning. In this form, he jumps in the air, does a double flip and after he gets the ball, he does another flip past the opponent with lightning behind him.
  • Static Character: In comparison to Nosaka and Haizaki, Asuto is the only one who still stayed the same in terms of characterization well into Orion no Kokuin.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Went from losing a club immediately to have his mother die in the same day.

    Haizaki Ryouhei / Elliot Ember 
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Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Steve Staley (English)

  • Alliterative Name: His dub name, Elliot Ember.
  • Aloof Ally: He's very distant from his teammates, refuses to tell his problems to the others and refuses to play in some of the matches. His teammates don't like this aspect of his.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's noticeably tanner than most of his teammates.
  • Anti-Hero: The main reason why he plays in the Football Frontier is to defeat the team that ruined his best friend's spirit, a team owned by the antagonist of the series, so in the end he's still one of the good guys, but displays a lot of traits which are far from heroic.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Appears just in time to kick a ball towards the Big Bad of "Ares no Tenbin" before he could actually hurt Nosaka.
  • Blood Knight: According to Kudou, he usually doesn't become agitated during matches, but when he meets interesting opponents, he becomes a very aggressive player who likes to attack relentlessly.
  • Break the Haughty: He gets hit with this in the match against Kidokawa, a match he didn't really want to play in the first place. Much to his shock and anger, he discovers that he has to play as a goalkeeper and underestimates Gouenji inspite of Kidou's warning, only for him to freeze off when he shoots his Fire Tornado towards Haizaki. It doesn't score, due to Yagihara and Shiratori defending it, but he feels humiliated. He loses it in the second half and leaves the goal and rushes forwards to try to score a goal, but fails, because Kidokawa's defenders stop him. However, after realizing why he was given the goalkeeper position, he gets switched back to forward and wins the match with help from his teammates.
  • Broken Ace: The ace striker of the number 1 ranked Seishou, whose childhood friend is currently in a comatose state and unresponsive, at least to him. He's trying to bring her back and to get revenge over the school which did that to her, but Kidou is trying to help him out of his darkness. Lampshaded by Michinari:
    Michinari: He might be talented, but he's still a child with problems.
  • Childhood Friends: In his childhood, he used to play with Akane until she was chosen for the "Ares no Tenbin" project which made her emotionless and unable to talk to him anymore.
  • Closet Geek: As revealed in episode 14 of Orion, he's a bigger bear geek than previously shown. He knows a lot of products related to bears, but it's not a subject he likes to talk about.
  • Composite Character: He's a combination between Kidou and Tsurugi.
    • Like Kidou, he's initially part of a team way stronger than that of the protagonist which faces the main team twice: first time with Raimon completely hopeless and scoring a single goal in the entire match with the same hissatsu and second time in the preliminary, where they are on similar levels, but Raimon still defeat them in the end. Nevertheless, their teams still qualify for the national tournament, but get defeated by an even stronger team that Raimon is going to face off in the finals. In the end, both Kidou and Haizaki join the main team, wearing the same number 14 uniformnote .
    • Personality-wise, he's a lot more similar to Tsurugi, being an aloof, edgy pretty boy and a ruthless striker. Also like Tsurugi, he has somebody close to him who lives in the hospital.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He's the white-haired variant.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Overhead Penguin is a powerful shoot type hissatsu similar to the Emperor Penguin techniques, except it involves only one player, who kicks the ball upside down. Another penguin hissatsu he knows is Perfect Penguin.
  • Evil Laugh: He does one during the match versus Inakuni Raimon after Kozoumaru scores a goal and sees "the true potential" of the team.
  • In-Series Nickname: He is called the "Demon of the Field".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The heart of gold is at first shown only towards Akane, while being arrogant towards anyone else, but as of episode 7, he's starting to work more with his teammates in Seishou and to slowly open to them.
  • Modesty Towel: Wears one after his Shower Scene in episode 2.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He was shown at least half-naked three times so far. Of those three times, one of them is a Shower Scene and the other two are normal shirtless scenes.
  • New Transfer Student: He transfers to Raimon in the final before Outei Tsukinomiya.
  • The Nicknamer: He calls Sasotsuka "Spiky", Amano "Shaggy" and Inakuni Raimon "newbies", much to Asuto's dismay.
  • No Brows: He doesn't have any eyebrows.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His right eye is covered by his hair.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His default expression is his sly smirk.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Part of his eyes are red and gets completely red irises when Mikado Anna describes him as somebody who attacks rentlessly once he finds good opponents and be has ended a few teams.
  • Revenge: He started to play soccer to take revenge on the Ares no Tenbin project which changed his friend for the worse.
  • Rotating Protagonist: Along with Inamori and Nosaka.
  • Shrinking Violet: Was rather shy in his childhood before he became friends with Akane. His first reaction when he first meets her is to close the door behind him.
  • Shower Scene: During the Inakuni vs Seishou match, he gets a flashback of him talking to Kidou about the opposing team while both are taking a shower.
  • Technicolor Eyes: He has central heterochromia (grey outer, red inner) and golden pupils.
  • Troubled, but Cute: He might be an aloof, arrogant, revengeful and rather emotionally unstable boy with a dark and troubled past he doesn't like to talk about, but he's undeniably handsome as well.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He used to be a lot happier and nicer as a child, until his best friend got into a comatose state because of an educational program and started to become revengeful and arrogant.
  • Younger Than They Look: The first year of the Ares trio, making him the youngest of the other Second Year Protagonists in Ares.

    Nosaka Yuma / Heath Moore 
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"I'll change the world with these hands."

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

  • The Ace: As said by Tsukushi, he's not only talented, he's also handsome and gets perfect grades. He excels in every area. But at the same time...
    • Broken Ace: His ability to excel at every area comes at the price of developing brain tumor and emotionally detached due to the Ares no Tenbin program.
  • Artistic License – Medicine: He has a head full of hair even after having his brain surgery done. In real life, he would have had it shaved.
  • Badass Cape: The hissatsu tactic "Ouja no Takuto" gives him an emperor cape.
  • Blessed with Suck: The Ares no Tenbin program his team is part of might give people superior abilities, but it often has negative side effects, such as him developing a brain tumor, as well as drying people out of their emotions.
  • The Captain: Of Outei Tsukinomiya. In Orion, he becomes this for Inazuma Japan after he returns from America and replaces Endou's role as the captain.
  • Chick Magnet: Implied by him having girls fawn over him in the background and Anna is also implied to have a crush on him.
  • Fighting Spirit: His hissatsu King's Lance manifests into a giant, glowing knight who launches a glowing lance towards the opponent's goal.
  • Final Boss: The ultimate rival for Haizaki and Inakuni Raimon to overcome in the finals of Ares Football Frontier. Fittingly enough, Nosaka views Inakuni Raimon as this due to their growth, rising unpredictably, and the answer to whether or not the path he is taking is the right one.
  • Good All Along: A good portion of his character arc is about whether or not he's a good person after all especially since he's part of an enemy team and was willing to injure his opponents during the match. It turns out he always knew about how wrong the Ares program was and was trying to destroy it by using his illness as proof.
  • Gray Eyes: His lightless, dull gray eyes were given to him to signify his lack of emotions.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He doesn't die in the end, but the reason why he didn't take the surgery immediately after he discovered he has a brain tumor, despite knowing he didn't have long left to live, is because he first wanted to investigate more about the Ares program and its negative side effects and to put a stop to it using his illness as proof.
    • In a flashback he also saves a little girl from an apartment on fire, without any protection equipment and escapes the building by throwing himself from the balcony since it was the only way to escape. He only gets some burns and injuries, though.
  • In-Series Nickname: He is called the "Emperor of Tactics".
  • Ill Boy: He seems to suffer from an illness, since faints in episode 13 and has to take some pills. The illness is later revealed to be a brain tumor, and he doesn't have long to live.
  • Ironic Name: The two kanji in Nosaka(野坂)mean "field" and "hill" respectively, which goes along with his team's Theme Naming based on nature. However, according to Hino, this naming motif is meant to be ironic, because there's nothing natural about the Ares no Tenbin program that his team received.
  • Parental Abandonment: Due to his father constantly working, Nosaka's mother had very little money and nearly lost it taking care of her son. Eventually she gave him up to the Scales of Ares program.
  • Put on a Bus: At the start of Orion, he goes to America for his surgery.
  • Rotating Protagonist: Along with Inamori and Haizaki.
  • Scars Are Forever: Got a crown-shaped scar on his back when he saved a little girl from a building on fire.
  • Ship Tease: He gets a lot of this with Anna. She's one of the few people he opened up to and is aware of her feelings towards him. While he doesn't want to advance things further, he is appreciative of Anna.
  • The Stoic: He doesn't show any emotion so far.
  • Those Two Guys: He's always seen with Nishikage outside of matches.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has reddish-pink hair.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: He has only three months left to live. As of Orion, he is healed.
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