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Tropes referring to the two main characters, Nike and Kukuri

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    Nike 
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Appearances: Mahoujin Guru Guru (1994) | Mahoujin Guru Guru (1996 movie) | Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru | Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017)
Voiced by: Fujiko Takimoto (1994, movie), Omi Minami (Doki Doki Densetsu), Shizuka Ishigami (2017)

    Kukuri 
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Appearances: Mahoujin Guru Guru (1994) | Mahoujin Guru Guru (1996 movie) | Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru | Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017)
Voiced by: Konami Yoshida (1994, movie, Doki Doki Densetsu), Konomi Kohara (2017)

  • Adaptational Dye Job: Kukuri has dark red hair in the original, brown in Doki Doki Densetsu and bright red in the remake.
  • Berserk Button: Kukuri doesn't like to be called "rolly-polly".
  • Black Mage: She is this in ability, but a White Magician Girl in personality.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is usually a cheerful and friendly person, but she can get pretty violent when angered, even without using her magic.
  • Brought Down to Normal: This presumably happened to her at the end of the series, since she lost her ability to use Guru Guru as soon as she reached adolescence. Gets subverted in the second Manga when she got her powers back due to her desire to have adventures with Nike again.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She really hates it when Nike ogles at other girls.
  • Child Mage
  • The Cutie
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Kukuri uses Guru Guru, which is black magic, and Kukuri herself is aligned to the dark element, yet she is one of the good guys.
  • The Ditz: She starts out as this, coming up with such ideas like the king must be a giant because of the size of his castle and sticking coins on her face because she doesn't know what money is for.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. She's quite a sweetheart despite using fire magic most of the time although she does have her moments.
  • Fluffy Tamer: During Level 4 of her Training Tower, she is expected to tame a fearsome tiger and it took her months to get past the tests before this one. She's got the beast giving her rides before her guide is finished dancing. She also starts calling her single most dangerous summon, an Eldritch Abomination that summons lightning, "Li'l Behm Behm".
  • Geometric Magic: Guru Guru magic relies on her tracing of magic circles to function.
  • Inept Mage: Downplayed. Although she can usually cast Guru Guru with no difficulty, there are times where she would screw it up, especially early in the series, accompanied with weird creatures popping up. In the first series, after ten failed Guru Gurus, she is transformed into her demon form.
  • Kiddie Kid: She is 13 years old, but usually acts and sounds more like an 8-year-old at most, occasionally throwing tantrums and having a liking for cute things and sweets. It doesn't help that she is drawn much younger than her age, especially in the first and second series.
  • Last of His Kind: she is the last known Migu Migu. Though that turns out to not be the case at all since the Migu Migu tribe live in the Heavenly Realm in Anastashia and they visit Alahabica all the time out of boredom
  • Nice Girl
  • Playing with Fire: Her Ground Snake, Salamander Tail, and Doki Doki Pumpkin Guru Guru makes use of fire for attacks.
  • Power Incontinence: After receiving Gatari's divine revelation, Kukuri initially has trouble using Guru Guru, sending her spinning uncontrollably everytime she uses it.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She is occasionally this, especially after she sees Nike for the first time after they couldn't see each other for six months due to her Guru Guru training. Interestingly, she just turned 13 at this point.
  • Strawberry Shorthand: Her Strawberry Serpent Guru Guru can shoot strawberry projectiles against the enemies.
  • Sweet Tooth: After she discovers chocolate, which her grandma kept away from her all her life. The fact it helps restore MP gives her an excuse to indulge.
  • Swiss Army Tears: Weaponized by Kukuri with the World Fixer Guru Guru to undo Donkama's petrification curse.
  • Vocal Evolution: Kukuri sounds noticeably higher in the later episodes of the first series and Doki Doki Densetsu.
  • White Magician Girl: Sweet and bubbly as she is, has the personality, but is a Black Mage in ability.

Allies
Tropes referring to the main characters' allies and occasionally companions.

    Udberg "Kita Kita Oyaji" Eldol 
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Appearances: Mahoujin Guru Guru (1994) | Mahoujin Guru Guru (1996 movie) | Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru | Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017)
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (1994, Doki Doki Densetsu), Katsuyuki Konishi (2017)

    Jujuku "Juju" Shunamur 
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Appearances: Mahoujin Guru Guru (1994) | Mahoujin Guru Guru (1996 movie) | Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru | Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017)
Voiced by: Yuri Amano (1994, movie), Kae Araki (Doki Doki Densetsu), Yo Taichi (2017)

  • Cute and Psycho: She becomes one whenever she unleashes her powers against her enemies.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She uses a portable altar, which aids in her spellcasting and even allows her to see far distances to target her spells.
  • Little Miss Badass: She once single-handedly took out a trio of guards keeping her hostage in a tower without breaking a sweat.
    Kukuri: Should the hostage really win the battle?
    Nike: What's the point in our showing up?
  • Making a Splash: She can form a sword out of water with her powers.
  • Non Sequitur: Juju likes to write random phrases on sheets of paper whenever she is bored.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Juju runs away from her hometown to join Nike and Kukuri after her church and her hometown became obsessed with a statue of a mayor from another town dancing uncontrollably that fell from the sky, thinking that the the mayor is God.
  • Shock and Awe: she can call lightning through prayer to strike her enemies.
  • Warrior Monk

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    Gipple 
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Appearances: Mahoujin Guru Guru (1994) | Mahoujin Guru Guru (1996 movie) | Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru | Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017)
Voiced by: Urara Takano (1994, movie, Doki Doki Densetsu), Takahiro Sakurai (2017)

    Runrun Felmère 
Appearances: Mahoujin Guru Guru (1994) | Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru | Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017)
Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (1994, Doki Doki Densetsu), Saori Onishi (2017)
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She smacks the text bar mentioning her name in the 2017 series.
  • Hidden Buxom: This is shown during the Cophal Kingdom arc when she abandons her disguise.

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