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    Snow White (Koyuki Himekawa)
Voiced by: Nao Touyama (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)

A 2nd year Junior High School girl. She's rather idealistic, being a fan of various magical girl shows and manga since she was a kid. Not to mention, her dream was to become a Magical Girl herself. She believes that Magical Girls should always strive to help those people in need, and is one of the most proactive Magical Girls when it comes to helping people in need, from dealing with large scale situations, to smaller scale ones.

Her ability is to hear the voices of anyone under distress. Anyone who is in distress will automatically have their stressed out minds be audible to Snow White. This means she can effectively find any person who is either stressed or in danger, and enhances her effectiveness in helping people.

  • Actual Pacifist: Is initially averse to the idea of fighting other Magical Girls, or anyone in general. It lasted only for the first arc.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is platinum blonde in the light novels, but it was changed to pink in future content, including the anime.
  • Anti-Hero: Temporarily slips into one come the later arcs.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Is of a huge fangirl variant for the Magical Girl series, ever since she was a kid. She even designed the outfit she wore as an actual Magical Girl way back in elementary school.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Especially true by Restart. Snow White is a pretty, white Magical Girl of empathy, calm, and compassion— and god help you if you display enough evil intent to push past all that careful restraint and awaken the ruthless fighter underneath. She may not kill, but she has no problem with crushing bones, carving through skin, or breaking minds to stop villains in their tracks.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Via Puk Puck's Friendship Magic in QUEENS, making her completely adore Puk Puck and fight for her goals. It's undone near the end by Lapis Luzuline III.
  • Break the Cutie: Oh so very much. Magical Girls dying left and right, and almost all of them resorting to violence, does a number on her mental state.
  • Broken Bird: After the first arc. Oh so very much.
  • Cartwright Curse: Subjected to this after La Pucelle is killed. Hardgore Alice and Princess Inferno also didn’t last long after meeting her again.
  • Childhood Friends: With La Pucelle. JOKERS also reveals her to be one with Princess Inferno.
  • The Cowl: After the first arc, she becomes similar to vigilantes such as Batman in her personality and role.
  • Crazy-Prepared: And with mind-reading capabilities, a cyber-mascot companion that can access or hack personal records for nearly any opponent, a magical bag that can carry anything, and enough martial skill and tactical creativity to make even an army of Magical Girls nervous, why wouldn't she be? In most cases, she is easily capable of determining the weaknesses of anyone she goes up against, physically or psychologically, and prepare in advance to ensure victory a foregone conclusion.
  • The Dragon: To Puk Puck against her will, in QUEENS. She's Puk Puck's tactician, giving orders to everyone, and she's one of the last lines of defense for the device.
  • The Dreaded: Come JOKERS, Snow White's become so renowned for hunting and arresting over 30 rogue magical girls, she has essentially become the boogeyman for rogue magical girls.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Puk Puck's Friendship Magic convinces Snow to join her side as Puck's personal bodyguard, putting her against the protagonists in QUEENS.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Part of her outfit.
  • Frills of Justice: Given that she designed her own Magical Girl outfit, she may have been intentionally invoking this trope.
  • Good Is Not Nice: After the events of the first arc, the trauma Snow White has suffered has hardened her into this.
  • Guile Hero: While Snow White might not have the more obviously flashy powers, her ability to hear the thoughts of her opponents, combined with patience and a creative mind, enables her to plan her encounters beforehand and come out ahead, often on wits alone.
    • Why fear an enemy that can command a firestorm with her fingertips if you can prepare your magical 4D bag with an industrial grade fire extinguisher and blast her in the face with it at point blank range? And would you look at that, turns out after you’ve doused the flames and left said girl stunned on the ground trying to wipe foam out of her eyes, a metal extinguisher can double as an excellent blunt-force instrument.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power:
    • While many Magical Girls, and even Snow White herself, agrees that her power has little combat application, in the rules of the elimination game, where the Magical Girl that helps the most people survives, Snow White could easily find multiple people who are distressed. Where other Magical Girls may need to visually see a distressed person (like, say, a mugging), Snow White could sense someone's distress (for example, losing your valuables) and easily skyrocket through the competition when it comes to collecting the most Magical Candies.
    • As it turns out, her ability does have a combat application, albeit a rather unorthodox one. Since she hears the voices of anyone who is "in distress", it counts if they are stressed out about something. When her target is under stress, she can fully read their mind. Therefore, it's entirely possible for her to predict her opponent's moves before they execute them, provided they're stressed out enough, as they will essentially be thinking out loud to her.
  • Ideal Hero: Most magical girls consider Snow White as this, though this is far from the truth.
  • Iconic Outfit: Snow White's outfit is this to La Pucelle. Thanks to drawing the exact outfit that she wears when they were kids, La Pucelle immediately clues in on who she really is.
  • It Never Gets Any Easier: Stated word for word in her POV from JOKERS when she contemplates the importance of maintaining hope while dealing with the pain that comes with the death of friends.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies:
    • In later arcs, this is the explanation provided for why she chooses to keep everyone, including her cyber familiar, Fal, and her closest friend, Ripple, at arm's length. She's mortified by the possibility of others she cares for coming to harm because of her.
    • After Restart, it is revealed, through Fal, that Snow White installed hidden programs onto the personal mobile devices of all of her family, friends, acquaintances, and anyone else close to her that would allow her to pull them into Keek's former virtual pocket dimension at a moment's notice, should her Magical Girl opponents try to attack her through them.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: After the events of the first arc and especially by the end of Queens. She'll fight to take down rogue Magical Girls and stand up for what's right; but she's well aware of her limitations and doesn't think herself a hero capable of accomplishing anything more than hopefully saving a few lives, before dying in the pursuit of her ideals. Until that day comes, however, the Magical Girl Hunter will hunt.
  • Light Is Good: Her outfit is mostly white and light-ish colors, and she is called the "White Magical Girl" by pedestrians.
  • Martial Pacifist: After the events of the first volume, she decides to train to be able to defend herself and bring justice to the rogue elements of the Land of Magic.
  • Meaningful Name: Her real name, Koyuki Himekawa, has the kanji for "snow" and "princess", befitting her Magical Girl name.
  • New Transfer Student: At the end of Black she transfers into the magical girl class. Since she is a celebrity, the students recognize her name.
  • Nice Girl: A kind girl who wants to resolve conflicts without having to kill someone. Unfortunately, the magical girl system does not work like this.
  • Not So Stoic: While she remains fairly stoic and reserved over the course of JOKERS, she does emote more when opening up to Princess Inferno.
    • Fal knows better than anyone just how broken she is underneath, in spite of all her careful control over her emotions. While her face may seem the model mask of indifference, she cannot hide from him the rise in her heart-rate whenever she's faced with something that upsets her. And he's been around her for so long that he knows how much even subtle changes in her features speak volumes. And if she abandons the mask completely in a moment of vulnerability or anger? Then it's time to truly worry.
  • Psychic Radar: Part of her ability is to be able to track where people in distress are, even when they are invisible.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: After the events of the first arc, she became a student of Pythie Fredrica. Come a year later, she's hunting down any of Cranberry's supporters, Pythie included.
  • Red Baron: After the events of the first arc, Snow White has become so active in hunting down rogue Magical Girls that she gets the nickname "The Magical Girl Hunter".
  • Sailor Fuku: This is her outfit design in a nutshell.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: After the first arc.
  • Ship Tease: Quite a bit with La Pucelle. Makes it hurt even more when he's killed.
  • The Stoic: Fal notes that Snow White almost never shows her emotions on her face by JOKERS.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives one to the Game Master of the second book, Keek.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Even as the Magical Girl Hunter, she refuses to kill anyone so as to not go down a dark path.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Oh boy. By the Restart arc, all the mental breakdown she endured in the first book is channeled to make her a ruthless fighter and a cunning strategist. She's effectively hunting down any rogue Magical Girls, earning her the nickname of "Magical Girl Hunter".
  • Took a Level in Cynic: After the events of the first arc and her new mentor Pythie Frederica turning out to be evil, she has difficulty trusting people, preferring to be a lone wolf. She's still devoted to saving people and hunting down bad guys, but she focuses on results over politeness. Fal keeps her from being too cynical though.
  • Tranquil Fury: Having had more than enough of Fav's crap, she silently takes out her anger on the master terminal to try to break it while flatly responding to his thoughts. Becomes her baseline emotional state when dealing with those she regards as truly heinous after Unmarked
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: At first, she is fully confident that Magical Girls are beings who fight for justice.

    Ripple (Kano Sazanami)
Voiced by: Manami Numakura (Japanese), Sarah Wiedenheft (English)

A High School girl living mostly on her own. Ripple isn't quite the type to want to be a Magical Girl in the first place, however, she can't exactly say no to these. Under the mentorship of Top Speed, she begrudgingly agrees to do her duties as a Magical Girl. She's less active than the other Magical Girls in general, but she does enough of her job to make it count.

Her ability is to never miss a target with anything she throws. Consequently, she has shurikens as her weapons, as well as a Katana for self-defense.

  • Always Accurate Attack: Her ability makes any of her thrown attacks into this by default. Destroying said projectile won't work either, as the fragments will keep going to said target.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses her left arm in the fight with Swim Swim.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: At least when it comes to helping people in need, there's a very limited set of circumstances where her ability would be useful. However, in combat, it's another matter entirely.
  • Big "NO!": Her reaction in the Light Novel on Top Speed's death.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Her fate at the end of Limited. It finally reverts at the very end of ACES.
  • Character Tics: She has a tendency to say "tch" whenever she hears something she doesn't like.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She becomes more open after Top Speed's death. This is perhaps shown best when in Limited, she genuinely tries to listen to others, and even laughs once in a while.
  • Deuteragonist: For the first arc. Her thoughts and struggles get the second most amount of attention after Snow White, and she takes out more villains than any of the other heroes.
  • Disney Death: For such a bloody series, Ripple is very good at not dying.
    • At the end of the first arc she seems to have died from her injuries sustained against Swim Swim, but Snow White's Lucky Rabbit's Foot activates and helps her survive.
    • She's seemingly killed in Limited by Postarie, only for the epilogue to reveal she survived.
  • Eye Scream: Ripple's left eye is slashed when she fights Swim Swim. Swim Swim slashes it with her halberd.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Throughout Limited to ACES, she's brainwashed to join Pythie's faction.
  • Gratuitous English: In-Universe. She chose her Magical Girl name, Ripple, by translating her last name, Sazanami, into English.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: In-Universe. She thinks it'd be cool to be a Magical Girl ninja for the heck of it in the mobile game.
  • Handicapped Badass: Still a badass after losing her arm and eye fighting Swim Swim.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Secretly idolizes Snow White and wishes to be an ideal Magical Girl like her.
  • Homing Projectile: Everything she throws, not just her shurikens, has perfect accuracy.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Thanks to her magic, whatever she throws will not miss.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: She gets a katana since she's a ninja.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Upon being freed from Pythie Frederica's brainwashing in ACES. After the events of Unmarked, Ripple swore never to kill again. She made that promise and even chose to keep the scars of that incident as a permanent reminder— only to awaken and find the body of yet another innocent at her feet, dead by her hand, with her pacifist best friend staring in wide-eyed horror as the victim's grieving sister regards her with furious, vengeful intent.
  • Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Once she's revived after her battle with Swim Swim, Ripple becomes furious when she hears Fav mock Top Speed's death and is not fooled in the slightest when he tries to make excuses for it.
  • Ninja: Her magical girl form looks like this in motif.
  • Not Good with People: Initially she hates talking with people, having not got along with anyone in her past between obnoxious classmates and terrible (step) parents. Top Speed manages to get through to her via sheer persistence, and after the first arc she's willing to open up to those she trusts.
  • Not So Stoic: Opens up a lot to Top Speed as their relationship moves forward. This culminates in Ripple breaking down crying when Top Speed was killed in front of her.
  • Older and Wiser: In Limited. While still anti-social to a default, Ripple is a lot calmer, and easily one of the most reasonable of the veteran Magical Girls.
  • Pervert Dad: Episode seven showcases one of the step-dads her mother married to be one.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Kicked her step-dad in the face for lifting up her skirt. Also when she was a child, she beat a fellow student to the ground for calling her a whore.
  • Refusal of the Call: Due to real life issues such as school, college, and part time jobs, Ripple never wanted to be a Magical Girl in the first place. Unfortunately, once you're chosen, there's no turning back.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: While she chose her own outfit because she thought it would look cool in the mobile game, she wasn't expecting to actually be wearing it as an actual Magical Girl. In fact, one of the first questions she asks is if she can change her outfit. Unfortunately, she can't.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears one specifically because of this trope and Rule of Cool In-Universe. Also made the color red because she thought that having an all-black Ninja suit is a bit much.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: Both kunai and shuriken as well as a ninjato (which always gets called a katana).
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Is very distant towards people in general. Eventually begins to warm up to her mentor, Top Speed.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Top Speed's cape.
  • Tsundere: Repeatedly called as such by Top Speed.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Stabbed a seven-year old girl while she's unconscious for killing her partner.

    Nemurin (Nemu Sanjou)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese), Amanda Lee (English)

A 24-year old unemployed girl. Nemurin is one of the few veteran Magical Girls of the group. She's quite a happy-go-lucky girl, and is more than happy to help out anyone in need. She's also a bit of a ditz, can be quite lazy, and is a bit of a sleepyhead. Naturally, this makes it hard for her to actually help out in the real world.

Her ability is to be able to enter anyone's dreams. This is where she is at her most powerful, and is often where she performs most of her Magical Girl work, mentally preparing and giving advice to people who need it.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: She has quite an amazing power, but as it doesn't really help someone physically, she doesn't earn any Magical Candy from it, as opposed to if she would help someone in the real world.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: To most other Magical Girls, she is this. She's actually quite well-versed and knowledgeable.
  • Connected All Along: In Episodes, it's revealed that she is in fact Masked Wonder's cousin.
  • Death by Irony: Her powers are centered around sleeping, and her death is not only the most peaceful, it's also the most fitting for her.
  • Dream Walker: Her powers let her enter dreams and talk with the dreamer. She usually gives advice and fights off nightmares, and she can even have two people share a dream.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Tends to fall into bouts of this.
  • Meaningful Name: "Nemu" means "Sleep".
  • NEET: Her unwitting final moment had her mentioning that she had been one and planned to get out of it afterwards.
  • Nice Girl: Spends her time not fighting the other girls, but rather continuing her job and helping out others.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Zigzagged. It's due to the fact that Nemurin encourages Swim Swim to follow her dreams that Swim Swim goes through with her plan to kill Ruler, since her dream is to become Ruler, and she can't exactly do that if Ruler herself is still alive. However, had Swim Swim not backstabbed her in the process, Ruler's plan of robbing Snow White completely of her candies would have been successful and she would have been the second one to face death. Then there's Swim Swim planning to kill of more magical girls herself, but among her victims was Cranberry, who was the one who came up with the killing game in the first place.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Her Magical Girl uniform is an oversized pajama-shirt, and she keeps it even in the dream world.
  • Passed in Their Sleep: Her last moments were of her being in dreamland. Physically.
  • Physical God: At least in the dream world, she is. However, when her physical body died, she basically ascended into this.
  • Only Mostly Dead: She still lives as a dream spirit.
  • Retirony: Inverted - She has plans to head out and seek employment, but dies the night before her job interview.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: First character to get eliminated, and one with minimal characterization at that.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite her small appearance, motivating Swim Swim did really have a lot of impact in later parts of the story.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: After she scores the lowest points, Fav tells her she can still use her powers until midnight that day. She ends up visiting a little girl who watches a parade as a monarch rides through. Though the girl seemed completely fine being a nobody, Nemurin encourages her to actually become the monarch. Unfortunately, said girl turns out to be Swim Swim, and she ends up being one of the most dangerous girls in the game as a result.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In the novel, she basically doesn't appear before dying. In the anime, she gets a bit more characterization, but still perishes relatively quickly.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Sure, she can enter people's dreams stop people's nightmares, but it doesn't earn any candy in the contest. Hence she ends up being the first eliminated. Subverted, in Restart, Keek implies that Nemurin's power was similar to hers; as in the dream world, she has complete control of everything and that should you die as a result of her powers, your physical body would die as well.

    La Pucelle (Souta Kishibe)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English)

A 2nd year Junior High School boy. La Pucelle is mostly known as the Dragon Knight, thanks to having a dragon tail, and generally having a dragon motif as an outfit. Reunited with Snow White as her longtime childhood friend, La Pucelle has pledged to protect and guard Snow White during the duration of the elimination contest. Due to how Magical Girl transformations work, Souta is physically transformed into a female when he becomes La Pucelle.

La Pucelle's ability is to alter the mass and size of his sword. Not only can it become a BFS, it can also become microscopic as well.

  • Animal Eyes: They're yellow with slits for pupils, and reptilian, like a dragon.
  • BFS: La Pucelle's sword can become this.
  • Blood Knight: Wants to feel the thrill of battle, without endangering close friends like Snow White.
  • Body Horror: Fav says that when his body was found, it was badly mutilated.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the well busted girls of the 1st arc.
  • Childhood Friends: With Snow White.
  • Clothing Damage: In the Episodes Mini-Arc where he is featured, as he attempted to escape from a stalker while wearing normal clothes; the sheer speed of his Magical Girl form caused his clothes to rip off. Played for fanserivce.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Though he would prefer a fair fight, he's perfectly fine with being this to survive.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Is initially built up to be a major character and a possible Love Interest for Snow White...But he's the third magical girl to die.
  • Dragon Knight: Has an outfit, horn, sword, and dragon tail. In fact, other Magical Girls and pedestrians often refer to La Pucelle as "The Dragon Knight".
  • Heroic BSoD: He blames himself for allowing Snow White to be attacked, it being the reason he chooses to fight a hopeless duel with Cranberry.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has two protruding horns on his head.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Part of La Pucelle's cool appeal is having dragon features.
  • Killed Offscreen: The last we see of him in the novel and manga (the anime shows the actual fight) is him preparing to fight 1-on-1 with Cranberry. The story then cuts to several days later, after an announcement of his death.
  • Lady and Knight: Makes a vow to become Snow White's knight.
  • Little Bit Beastly: The only dragon traits he has are the horns, reptilian eyes and a tail.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: It is mentioned that it was thought he died by getting hit by a truck after his fight with Cranberry.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Because his sword can change size and shape, he's also able to alter the sheath too. Needless to say, this means that the sheath is a perfectly valid weapon too.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His death establishes that the eliminations are skipped when a participant dies, which is what pushes the event into a full-on Deadly Game.
  • Ship Tease: It's quite heavily implied he has a crush on Snow White. Cruelly halted by his death.
  • Super Gender-Bender: Thanks to how Magical Girl transformations are always female, the very much male La Pucelle becomes female when he is in Magical Girl form.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Snow White.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Accept Cranberry's fighting match thinking that it was a test of strength. He realized too late that he's in a death match.

    Top Speed (Tsubame Murota)
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese), Lindsay Seidel (English)

A 19-year old Magical Girl. Top Speed is one of the few veteran Magical Girls of the group. She's sarcastic and a bit of a jokester, and as Ripple's mentor, this sometimes means that Ripple might not quite get along well with her.

Her ability is that she has a broomstick that can travel at breakneck speeds. The broomstick itself is named Rapid Swallow, and is nigh-invincible when traveling at maximum speeds.

  • Bokukko: Uses "Ore" pronouns. This is one of the many reasons why Ripple is slightly annoyed at her.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: In elementary school, she was close to a girl who had a brother seven years older than them who had a tendency of scolding them so they wouldn't get in trouble. She later married said brother.
  • Cool Big Sis: A surrogate one towards Ripple.
  • Cute Witch: Koyuki notes more than once that she looks more like a witch than a magical girl.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She compares her past to Ripple's, saying she had no friends and wasn't close with her family at Ripple's age.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Is killed while helping Ripple stand up, with Ripple holding Top Speed in her arms afterwards.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Comes across as this to Ripple, which often leads itself to several disagreements by Ripple.
  • Flying Broomstick: Has one called Rapid Swallow.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Used to be a delinquent.
  • Genki Girl: Energetic and constantly trying to cheer up or encourage the people around her, both in and out of Magical Girl form.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has a pair of large, braided ones in her Magical Girl form.
  • Happily Married: To politician Shouichi Murota.
  • I Call It "Vera": She calls her broomstick Rapid Swallow.
  • Japanese Delinquents: A former one. More precisely, she used to be in a bosozoku gang.
  • Mama Bear:
    • For the sake of her unborn child, she would rather avoid a fight if she can help it, but will definitely defend herself if there's no choice.
    • Episode 9 also shows that this extends to other children; during Calamity Mary's rampage, she got an injured mother to hop onto her broom so that she can bring her and her baby in critical condition to the nearest hospital.
  • Meaningful Name: In-Universe. Top Speed's real first name is Tsubame, which is Japanese for "Swallow". Her broomstick's name is Rapid Swallow.
  • Motherly Side Plait: In her real identity.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: Her Magical Girl form hides the fact that she's three months pregnant.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a witch's hat in her magical girl form.
  • Only Friend: To the otherwise unsocial Ripple.
  • Personality Powers: A Genki Girl and former biker gang member who has a broomstick that moves extremely fast and gains motorcycle parts at its fastest.
  • Pregnant Badass: Thanks to her Magical Girl form, her pregnancy doesn't affect her abilities in any way.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Wears a black pointy hat, a cloak, and generally witch-looking attire as her outfit.
  • Super Speed: Not Top Speed herself, but her broomstick can travel at extremely fast speeds.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Zigzagged; She's only nineteen, barely at legal age for drinking, and is already three months pregnant. However, she is revealed to be in a stable, happy marriage. Despite this, she doesn't give a good impression to her neighbors seeing her in this state, so she mostly stays indoors.
  • Transforming Vehicle: Her broomstick turns into a motorcycle/broomstick hybrid as it travels faster and faster.

    Ruler (Sanae Mukou)
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)

A Magical Girl living in the temple district of the city. She has her very own little gang of 4 Magical Girls who act as her loyal subjects and teammates. Tends to not participate much in the general Magical Girl activities, and keeps to herself most of the time.

Her ability is to be able to give a command to a person, that they must absolutely follow. She uses her staff for this ability, and often will use it as a last resort.

  • The Ace: Before she became a Magical Girl, she had top grades, and was generally extremely successful in her life.
  • A Father to His Men: She can occasionally show a motherly variant at times, and genuinely cares for her subjects.
  • Appeal to Fear: Without a good way of communicating her ideas, she ruled her subjects with fear. This naturally made her unlikable.
  • Best Served Cold: Seeks revenge for her longtime abuse by Calamity Mary. This is partly the reason why she gathered a team of Magical Girls under her wing in the first place.
  • Broken Bird: The reason for her occasionally strict behavior, she was once mentored by Calamity Mary, who frequently abused her.
  • Character Exaggeration: Unlike other characters, she received less characterization in the anime adaptation. The LN presents her as a smart leader whose huge flaw is not being able to communicate with her teammates effectively. The anime, however, just presents her as a Mean Boss who openly looks down on her subjects, especially the Peaky Twins.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Has no qualms of using dirty, cheap tactics to assure victory.
  • Compelling Voice: Her ability is this.
  • Cool Crown: She has a tiara.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Her power allows her to completely control another person and make them do whatever she commands. Unfortunately, if a third party shows up, or the person she's controlling has help, she's completely helpless, and needs someone to protect her.
  • Decoy Antagonist: Set up as a major threat for the other characters. She ultimately ends up being one of the first deaths, and her right-hand man Swim Swim actually has the position.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Swim Swim plots to kill her, and got her remaining faction to be in on it too.
  • Girlish Pigtails: When transformed.
  • Mean Boss: She gives her subjects points based on what they do and say, and will generally not tolerate any foolishness or stupidity from them. Deconstructed as this provokes them into conspiring into killing her.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mukou" is written with the kanji for "King".
  • No Social Skills: Her big flaw, as a price for spending the majority of her time excelling in her studies.
  • Older Than They Look: It's hidden by her transformation, but she's actually in her mid-20s.
  • Smart People Speak the Queen's English: In the dub, she has a British accent in her magical girl form.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Her general mentality in life.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Her power to give a command to anyone that must be followed should be a powerful ability, however, it comes with so many requirements (she must stand still, call the opponent by name, point her scepter at them, be within 5 meters of her target, and has to be understood) that it's difficult to use it practically.

    Tama (Tama Inubouzaki)
Voiced by: Asuka Nishi (Japanese), Kristen McGuire (English)

A junior high student, living in the temple district of the city. She is part of the Ruler Team, and works underneath Ruler's supervision. She's a rather shy girl, and a little bit more cowardly than the others. However, she relies on trusting her friends and her leader on good faith.

Her ability is to create holes as wide as 1 meter, and as deep as 5 meters on any surface she scratches. There's almost no limit to what kind of surface she can make these holes on. Pretty much anything she scratches will work.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a pretty nice girl and yet she ends up being the one who kills the Big Bad.
  • Butt-Monkey: Constantly abused by the Peaky Angels and Ruler.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: Doesn't exactly look forward to dangerous situations, and will often run and hide first.
  • Dies Wide Open: In shock when Swim Swim killed her.
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: Was very uneasy when trusted with an extremely important job in order to kill Ruler.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Creating holes doesn't exactly seem like that great an ability, but the novel shows it has plenty of uses and it ends up being what takes down the near-unstoppable Big Bad in a fight. After all, there's nothing stopping her from being able to tunnel through living matter...
  • He Knows Too Much: Discovers Swim Swim's real identity, which leads to her killing Tama.
  • Kill the Cutie: The nicest and most innocent member of Team Ruler. She dies a brutal death at the hands of the only one left she trusted, no less.
  • The Klutz: Thanks to her personality, this happens whenever she becomes extremely stressed.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name has the character for dog in it. What animal does her magical girl outfit remind you of?
  • Off with His Head!: Swim Swim decapitates her after she finds out Swim Swim's real identity. The anime downplays this as slashing her throat off.
  • Real Name as an Alias: Tama is her real name.
  • Sycophantic Servant: Genuinely looks up to Ruler, even though she often gets abused when she acts in a way Ruler doesn't approve of.
  • Token Good Teammate: For the Ruler Team.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Never meant any harm for anyone and was among those who would rather help others instead of fighting. Unfortunately, that does not save her from her fate.
  • True Companions: With the rest of Ruler's team.
  • Undying Loyalty: To both Ruler as well as her fellow teammates.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She unknowingly killed Ruler when she followed Swim Swim's directions without questioning her.
  • Verbal Tic: Says "Nya!" whenever she's stressed or scared.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Thought she got a big break by killing Cranberry in one blow? She happened to see Swim Swim's civilian form soon after and her head rolled over.
  • You Are Already Dead: The lethal variant of her power. One tiny little scratch on an opponent, and the hole her magic creates shreds them apart.

    Minael & Yunael (Mina & Yuna Amasato)
Voiced by: Risae Matsuda (Minael) and Satsumi Matsuda (Yunael) (Japanese), Alex Moore (Minael) and Kristen Sutton (Yunael) (English)

Magical Girl twins who live in the temple district of the city. They are part of the Ruler Team, and they work underneath Ruler's supervision. Both of them are extremely loyal to each other, and often prank and mess around with other members of Ruler's team. They have a very love/hate relationship with Ruler herself. These twins are extremely identical as Magical Girls. The only way to tell them apart is the band they wear on one of their legs. Yunael wears one on her right leg, and Minael wears one on her left.

Yunael's ability is to shapeshift into any organic being, whilst Minael's is to shapeshift into any inorganic object. These transformations work regardless of size or mass. They often combine their transformations so that they can work together in tandem.

  • Always Identical Twins: So much that even their mother says she has trouble telling them apart... so does a suitor who attempts to confess to them.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When Ruler dies, they cheer in union.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Yunael is killed by Winterprison, which makes Minael a bit more mentally unhinged afterwards.
  • Asshole Victim: Both of them end up being this, and they receive their karmic deaths. The only ones mourning their deaths were the remaining members of their group.
  • Batman Gambit: Minael manages to do this when she shapeshifts into Hardgore Alice's favorite doll, which she takes everywhere with her. She continues in this form until she finds out Hardgore Alice's identity and where she goes to school, so that Swim Swim can ambush Hardgore Alice in public.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Are the most immature magical girls despite being some of the oldest.
  • Catch Phrase: Yuna often says "Maji cool~".
  • Coordinated Clothes: Aside from where they wear their bands on their legs, their clothes are completely identical. Even their pupils are identical.
  • Dies Wide Open: Minael, when Cranberry claws through her disguise and crushes her heart.
  • The Dividual: They are completely identical, both in appearance and personality. They could even be seen as a single character with two bodies. When death separates them, the remaining twin goes through a big Sanity Slippage.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: They are barefoot, wearing just a black ribbon tied to one ankle each (Yunael to her left one, Minael to her right), although their almost Super-Deformed design sometimes obscures it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even though they are a pair of meanies, they do care for each other.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: They're shaped like crosses.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: They look like angels, but they're some of the biggest jerks in the entire series.
  • Hypocrite: They complain about how haughty Ruler is, but they're not better themselves. In fact, they're even worse than Ruler ever was.
  • Jerkass: Good lord yes. They are rude, selfish, and openly belittle others.
  • Karmic Death: Both of them get this. Yunael disguised herself as Sister Nana to get a cheap shot at Weiss, and she has her head crushed by Weiss shortly afterwards. Minael had no qualms about being involved in killing Alice which ended with her being impaled by Swim Swim. When Minael tries to play a similar role in killing Cranberry, she gets impaled in the chest for her trouble.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite looking and acting like children when transformed, they're actually in university.
  • Sanity Slippage: Minael after Yunael is killed. She was already a Jerkass before, but after losing her sister she becomes scaringly unhinged and focused on killing the other girls, even the one who is actually a child.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Yuna gives 3 years of her life as the price of the special tablets for the team, which was subsequently played up as a comedic scene of a dispute between the twins. Subsequently, it was she who dies first of the sisters, and all of the team members eventually die.
  • Shapeshifting: In two flavors. Yunael can transform into organic beings, meaning animals, and even other people, whilst Minael can transform into inorganic objects, like a knife, or a wrecking ball.
  • Single-Minded Twins: They rarely ever argue with each other and almost always share the same thoughts and goals.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After shapeshifting to Winterprison's lover to trick and stab her, instead of staying shapeshifted and causing confusion for the wounded Winterprison, the twins immediately de-shapeshift back to themselves in order to gloat, revealing themselves and allowing Winterprison to concentrate on them, killing Yunael in the process. As lampshaded by Winterprison, had Yunael stayed in her Nana disguise, she wouldn't have been able to lay a finger on her.
  • Trickster Twins: Are this to everyone on Ruler's team. Even more so with any enemies they face.
  • Twin Banter: They enjoy asking questions to one twin and letting the other one finish with an answer.
  • Winged Humanoid: They have one wing each, completely opposite to the bands they wear on their legs. Yunael has a right wing, and Minael has a left wing.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Mina had absolutely no qualms with getting Alice killed even though she discovered that she is still in middle school and is several years younger than her.

    Swim Swim (Ayana Sakanagi)
Voiced by: Inori Minase (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)

A Magical Girl living within the temple district. She is part of the Ruler Team, and works under Ruler's supervision. Swim Swim is loyal to a fault, and though she rarely talks, she regards Ruler with the highest admiration. She also shows affection for her fellow teammates as well. She adores Ruler and follows her commands with enthusiasm, regardless of what they are.

Her ability is to transform her body into liquid form. Due to this ability, she's virtually indestructible, because of how this negates any physical damage done to her.

  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits, oddly enough.
  • A Mother To Her Teammates: She looks out for the team in any way possible, and takes responsibility for any failures done by them. Too bad that her Ruler-centric morality always comes first. She even kills the only friend she had left because of something Ruler said in the past. This is despite her honestly liking her friends and being saddened when they die.
  • Bad Boss: She lampshades how Ruler would have accomplished what she did without losing anyone. She solidifies this by killing Tama just because Tama happened to see her human form despite the fact Tama just saved her life.
  • Blade on a Stick: Has a halberd as her weapon of choice.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Ruler's word is more important to her than anything else.
  • Book Dumb: Ruler mentions that she seems to have difficulty reading kanji. This is a clue that Swim Swim is actually far younger than what she appears.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: First she betrays Ruler and gets her killed. Then when Sister Nana tries to speak with her to work on a peaceful resolution to the battle royale, she sets up a trap which kills Weiss and gets one of her own subordinates killed. She literally stabs Top Speed in the back even though Top Speed had never shown hostility towards her before. She murders her last subordinate Tama just because she saw her human form despite the fact Tama saved her life.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She knows she can't match up to the more powerful Magical Girls, so she always plans out ways where her team has the advantage.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Interestingly inverted. She has a swimming gimmick and appropriately wears a school swimswuit complete with goggles, but she also wears black hiking boots where she would be thematically expected to go barefoot or with some form of diving footwear.
  • The Dragon: To Ruler. Becomes a Dragon Ascendant by causing Ruler to lose one of the earlier rounds and taking over immediately after.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Her ability is to turn her body liquid.
  • Enfante Terrible: She's an utter psychopath for a girl her age. However to her, It's the Only Way.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Swim Swim plots to kill Ruler so she could become the new Ruler. She manages to get her teammates in on it, too.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She seems rather harmless at first, being under Ruler's command and all. Once she takes over though, she turns out to be quite lethal, and ends up killing Ruler, Winterprison, Top Speed, and Hardgore Alice, racking up the highest body count of the first arc.
  • The Heavy: Despite not being the Big Bad, Swim Swim, directly or not, has a hand in nearly every death that occurs in the killing game, including killing Top Speed and Hardgore Alice herself. She even outlives the actual Big Bad and her final fight with Ripple provides the climax of the first arc.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Adores Ruler to the point where she makes her judgments based on what Ruler would have done in her position.
  • I Call It "Vera": Names her halberd "Ruler". The reaction of her team mates vary in the Anime and the Light Novel.
  • In-Series Nickname: Tama calls her "Swim-chan" or "Swimmy".
  • Karmic Death: She murders both Top Speed and Alice with her Halberd. She impales both of them in the back with Top Speed simply being distracted while talking to Ripple and Alice being helpless in her human form. Ripple manages to force Swim Swim back into human form and impales her helpless human form with that same Halberd.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: She is extremely loyal to a fault, and would follow Ruler's orders no matter what.
  • The Quiet One: Rarely talks while Ruler is around. Once she's out of the way, Swim Swim still doesn't talk too much compared to the other girls.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: She gives 25 years of her life for the sake of buying the invisibility cloak so her team would be able to survive against stronger opponents. Yunael and Minael get killed by other magical girls, she murders Tama herself, and Swim Swim eventually dies by Ripple's hands.
  • The Starscream: Is Ruler's most loyal subject, so much so that the other girls have to watch what they say, lest she tells Ruler about it. She ends up usurping Ruler's power later on, and kills several other magical girls.
  • The Team First: She'd sooner put her own well-being in line than let her team get hurt.
  • Tears of Remorse: Sheds a tear when she has to get rid of her allies.
  • There Can Only Be One: This is Swim Swim's reason for killing Ruler, as there cannot be a Ruler if one is still alive.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Tama saves her life from Cranberry after Cranberry knocked her unconscious and back into human form. As soon as she wakes up, she doesn't thank Tama at all. Instead, she picks up her halberd and slashes Tama's throat. All because she saw her human identity.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She's pretty intelligent for a seven-year-old.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Plans out a series of events that, no matter what Ruler did, would result in Ruler having the lowest amount of Magical Candy at the time, killing her in the process.
  • Younger Than They Look: Swim Swim is actually seven years old, but her Magical Girl form makes her look like a 16-year old teenager.

    Calamity Mary (Naoko Yamamoto)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Mikaela Krantz (English)

A Magical Girl living in the red-light district. Calamity Mary is a trigger-happy Magical Girl who is more than happy to shoot anyone that crosses her. She has a reputation among the other Magical Girls for being very unhinged, and a lot of the other girls simply avoid her and her territory whenever possible.

Her ability is to enhance any weapon she holds. This can range from making bladed weapons sharper, to increasing the firepower of a gun, or just having it make a bigger bang when shot.

  • Abusive Parent: Due to her self-centeredness and nihilism, she took to abusing her daughter until her husband found out and divorced her, taking custody of the child in the process.
  • Accent Adaptation: Has a heavy Western drawl in the dub, even in her Japanese human identity.
  • The Alcoholic: Rarely does a scene with her go by where she isn't drinking.
  • Anti-Hero: Has this role initially, as she took out a lot of her frustrations on the Yakuza gangsters.
  • Ax-Crazy: Wasn't too well liked by most of the other magical girls before the contest even started due to her extremely short temper and Blood Knight tendencies. Interestingly enough, though she does kill several people, she never successfully kills any of the other magical girls before she dies.
  • Crazy-Prepared: At least in the weapons category. She's got multiple weapons from almost every armory you can think of, and then some, all enhanced by her magic. Thanks to receiving the 4-Dimensional Bag later in the story, she can easily store them, too.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Top Speed. Both are housewives, but while Top Speed is a Happily Married young woman with a baby on the way, Calamity Mary is a hedonistic middle-aged woman whose husband divorced her over the Domestic Abuse she was inflicting. Fittingly, Mary was originally going to be Ripple's mentor before Top Speed interfered.
  • Gun Nut: Her specialty involves her using several types of guns, from pistols to anti-tank rifles.
  • Hate Sink: Among the cast, she is the most hated by the characters. Notably, she is the only Magical Girl in the first arc to not be given any sympathetic traits whatsoever. Even the Big Bad at least has a Freudian Excuse.
  • The Hedonist: Her firepower is so strong that killing civilians bores her as they go down too quick, and so she settles for sniping cars or, if possible, hunting Magical Girls.
  • Human Pincushion: How she meets her end in the Light Novel, courtesy of a bunch of glass shards.
  • Loophole Abuse: In the manga, it turns out, since hurting people doesn't lose you Magical Candy, Calamity Mary has been going around town shooting people then healing them to potentially farm candies.
  • Lower-Class Lout: She is an alcoholic abusive mother who lives in a run-down apartment and in the dub speaks with a Texan drawl that would fit with not just a cowboy or cowgirl as her magical girl alter ego, but also a redneck who would likely be categorized as this too which fits with her daily living conditions.
  • More Dakka: Her fighting style with guns is this.
  • Nice Hat: A light brown cowboy hat.
  • Older Than They Look: Looks about 18 (or stretching it to 20-21) in her transformed state. Is really a middle-aged divorcee.
  • Sadist Teacher: Becomes this to anyone she mentors. Ruler receives a lot of abuse from her during her time as Mary's apprentice.
  • The Sociopath: When Ripple and Top Speed begin to escape from her attack, she instead takes to sniping cars and civilians on a nearby highway, all for the purpose of attracting a Magical Girl to kill.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: She doesn't settle for simple kills. She almost always goes for this trope when fighting someone.
    • Her magical ability puts this Up to Eleven.
    • In the side story, Zombie Western, and the anime, she does this to Hardgore Alice to extreme levels. Not that it helps.
  • Trigger Happy: Will look for any reason to shoot someone on her bad side.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms about killing children if it fulfills her objective and has abused her own daughter.

    Magicaloid 44 (Makoto Andou)
Voiced by: Satomi Arai (Japanese), Stephanie Garrett (English)

A Magical Girl robot. She is one of the few Magical Girls that doesn't actually look human. She's very intelligent, and operates on a very logical train of thought.

Her ability is to pull out a useful object from the future once a day from her satchel. Her satchel is said to contain over 444,444,444 items of the future, and she can pull one at random once a day.

  • Adaptation Expansion: Gets considerably more scenes in the anime compared to the novel, where she doesn't get introduced until after La Pucelle's death.
  • Artificial Human: Thanks to how Magical Girl transformation works, she is essentially a robot in her Magical Girl form. She still bleeds like a human in this form right before dying in the anime, though.
  • Bag of Holding: A special one. She can pull out a special item from the future, but only once per day.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She prefers to launch one-hit kills by surprise if possible.
  • Curse Cut Short: In the dub, her reaction to the revelation that her moneymaking scheme suddenly ended is done as this; the intended expletive being interrupted by the next scene.
    Magicaloid: Son of a—
  • Four Is Death: Most likely why she has "44" tagged to her name and the number of items she has in her bag are 9-digits of 4s.
  • In the Back: Has her chest pierced through by Hardgore Alice moments after she "killed" Alice.
  • Only in It for the Money: Will do anything as long as she gets paid. For instance, in the anime adaptation she was previously exploiting Sister Nana's desire to initiate Weiss as a magical girl by constantly selling useless futuristic devices, until Magicaloid pulled out one that actually did that.
  • Robo Speak: In the novels and the manga, speaks in a robotic monotone accent. In the anime she has a robotic filter on her voice as Magicaloid.
  • The Sociopath: Unlike Calamity Mary, while she doesn't really like to kill people, it doesn't bother her either and is willing to do so if necessary.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in the same chapter that she's introduced, without any information given about her beyond her working for Calamity Mary. In the anime, she gets a bit more characterization, just like Nemurin.

    Hardgore Alice (Ako Hatoda)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka (Japanese), Macy Johnson (English)

A young middle school girl. Hardgore Alice is one of the newest Magical Girls of the group. In fact, she entered the group in the middle of the elimination game. She came in with a one-track mind, to find the one called Snow White. She carries around a white bunny plushie almost everywhere.

Her ability is to regenerate any damage done to her. She can take almost any damage. Decapitation, sliced in half, ripped apart, you name it, her healing factor's got it. This makes her virtually invincible, which is extremely useful in a death game like this.

  • And I Must Scream: Calamity Mary attempted to invoke this by reducing Alice to pieces and mixing her with cement in a barrel, then dropping the barrel into the harbor. Subverted, since Alice managed to seep out of the barrel.
  • Alice Allusion: Is meant to be a dark version of Alice. In the Light Novel Winterprison mentally describes her "as if the protagonist of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland had dressed up to a funeral where she was the corpse."
  • All Ofthe Other Reindeer: Was ostracized by her classmates after her father killed her mother.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason she seeks out Snow White. Snow White gave her hope and motivation where she used to think she was a burden, so she wants to help out Snow White as much as she can now that she's a Magical Girl.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She appears at the beginning of the series, but the novel and anime have different points of view on the event that changed her outlook.
  • Creepy Good: She looks ghostly, her introduction involves her getting decapitated, and she has an obsessive interest in Snow White, but is a downright kind girl who, along with Snow White, gladly helps other people out.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Has these in her magical girl form to add to her general creepy appearance.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother was stabbed to death by her father.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Is clearly meant to evoke the character type, especially in her relationship with the main character, but she is not very different to all of the other Magical Girls in alignment or background.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dresses up in complete black, with pale skin, and looks pretty much like a dead girl walking....Is actually a very nice person. However, Snow White does have the wrong first impression because of Alice's monotone expression and creepy outfit.
  • Driven to Suicide: Before becoming a magical girl, all the torment she got and thoughts of being nothing but a burden on others drove her to steal her uncle's sleeping pills and plan to kill herself. Snow White's appearance changed her mind on it.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: This gives Alice a very ghostly and unsettling appearance combined with her Creepy Shadowed Undereyes and generally very dark-colored outfit.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Dons this style of clothing as a magical girl.
  • Fate Worse than Death: When Calamity Mary realizes that Hardgore Alice has a Healing Factor, Mary resorts to No Kill Like Overkill in an attempt to keep Alice stuck at the bottom of the ocean forever. Subverted, as she escaped from that.
  • Frills of Justice: Wears a lolita-style headdress in her magical girl form.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her real life identity sports these.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Carries a bunny plush around. This trait gets used against her, leading to her death.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Thanks to her healing factor, she walks away from a lot of messy situations as if nothing happened.
  • Healing Factor: An extreme one, since it can guarantee that she heals through almost anything thrown at her.
  • Implacable Man: Virtually almost impossible to kill, as shown in her fight against Mary.
  • Kill the Cutie: Easily one of the nicest and most sympathetic of the Magical Girls. Her death is the one that fully begins Snow White's slow descent into Anti-Hero.
  • Logical Weakness: She's only Nigh-Invulnerable as a magical girl. She gets tracked by Swim Swim's team, who figure out her human identity and kill her as a normal human.
  • Losing Your Head: Magicaroid 44 launches a surprise attack and decapitates her. It didn't work.
  • Lucky Rabbit's Foot: Gains possession of this in the middle of the story and gives it to Snow White.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: In the manga, Minael transforms into a wrecking ball and crushes her into meaty chunks. It didn't work. Calamity Mary also goes to extremes to kill her, even chopping her up and mixing her with cement in a barrel, then dropping them into the harbor.
  • Meaningful Name: She named herself Alice due to wanting a fairytale name like Snow White.
  • Nice Girl: She is a bit creepy, yeah, but she is honestly well-meaning and kind.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When transformed, it reaches past the hem of her dress.
  • Self-Mutilation Demonstration: In the manga and light novel, she stabs herself in the arm to demonstrate her healing powers.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Frustrates her enemies to no end, when they realize she can be crushed to a bloody pulp and still heal herself. After Calamity Mary expends a great amount of effort in trying to kill Hardgore Alice, the fact that Alice's name is not listed among the death report sends her Laughing Mad.
  • Younger Than They Look: She looks older than her actual age when she's transformed.

    The Forest Musician, Cranberry
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Anastasia Muñoz (English)

A rather secluded Magical Girl who is also a musician. Cranberry, full title "Forest Musician Cranberry", is a Magical Girl that lives on the outskirts of the city, in an abandoned ski resort in the mountains. She rarely ever goes to the city, and for the most part stays quiet and out of everyone's business.

Her ability is to control sound waves. She can use this multiple ways. She can weaponize the sound waves themselves, she can mimic voices by manipulating her own sound waves, she can hear long distances, and many other sound related techniques.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Says that fighting with Winterprison makes her feel like a maiden in love. She only seems to feel this way with Winterprison, and not with the male La Pucelle, who she also fights.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Fav for the first arc. She's the one in charge of the death game and is the strongest opponent.
  • Blood Knight: Fighting the demonic monster during her childhood gave her an insatiable lust for fighting the strongest opponents.
  • Chick Magnet: Both Melville and Pythie Frederica are shown to be head over heels for her.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets the upper half of her body subjected to Tama's powers. The result is...not pleasant, to say the least.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Described as a 'beautiful musician girl' in Melville's flashback, Cranberry is a multi-instrumentalist who can play the piano, the violin and the flute.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In Restart, we learn that Cranberry spared Melville's life a long time ago, allowed her to keep her memories of her and even took her in as her apprentice. In "Knight on the Day of the Offline Meetup", Cranberry also seems to be very supportive towards her apprentice, even going as far as trying to cheer her up in a message she sent her, implying that she does care for Melville.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Wears a crown of roses on her head.
  • Freudian Excuse: Seeing all her comrades magical girls being slaughtered by a demon is what made her a psychopathic Blood Knight that arranges death games between innocent people to find a strong opponent. It’s played more as an explanation than an excuse, though.
  • Garden Garment: Has leaves and grass sticking out of her jacket, large dark flowers almost everywhere, and ivy-like vines entwined around her legs.
  • Ironic Death: Cranberry, who orchestrated the killing game out of a desire to find a strong opponent, ends up killed in a sneak attack by one of the weakest and most cowardly Magical Girls.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Extremely competent fighter, even for Magical Girl standards; on her Magical Girl Stats, she scored full points of her physical strength and agility, and on whichever defense can be interpreted, her mental strength scores almost as good with 4/5.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Can control soundwaves.
  • The Quiet One: Spends most of her time in the chat room sessions in the background playing music.
  • Pointy Ears: Goes for the elf look.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: The anime gave her light green tights to reflect her serene, lady-like facade.
  • Red Baron: The Forest Musician.
  • Shadow Archetype: To post-Unmarked Snow White. They both were the survivors of a test gone wrong and had to witness all their friends being killed, after which they both sought to become stronger. But while Cranberry became addicted to the feeling of surviving a death match and started dragging other people into the same kind of massacre to satisfy her lust for battle, Snow White remained sane and decided to dedicate herself into stopping any Magical Girl that would use her power to harm others. This is acknowledged by many characters, who fear that if Snow White forgets her morals and “crosses the line” she will become another Cranberry.
  • The Social Darwinist: Witnessing her comrades being slaughtered during her childhood, caused Cranberry to develop a jaundiced and cynical view of life. Cranberry believes that only the strongest Magical Girls deserve to exist and the weak ones should be "eliminated"; which is partially the reason why she agreed to become Fav's Master and oversee the Magical Girl selection exams.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Cranberry never raises her voice and she's always calm and polite; which is very creepy, especially during her fight with La Pucelle, where she outright states that all she wants is to 'kill strong opponents with her own hands'.
  • Sole Survivor: When she was nine years old, the other Magical Girls around her were slaughtered by a demonic monster.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Crunchyroll's subtitles calls her "Cranberry", as does the ending animation and the official website. Though some fans call her "Clamberry" thanks to being the closest spelling to her name in Japanese. It doesn't help that some merchandise call her "Clanberry"...
  • Start of Darkness: Witnessing all her comrades dying and killing off the demon in a pinch started her bloodlust.
  • Super Senses: Of the hearing kind. Due to her ability, she can manipulate sound waves so that she knows exactly what's going on around her (audibly, at least) from miles away.
  • The Tragic Rose: Her large bloody-red roses are the most striking part of Cranberry's outfit, this coupled with her backstory is trying to invoke this trope. During her childhood, Cranberry had to go through a horrible experience when a Demon slaughtered all of her classmates and she was the sole survivor. Fav who was indirectly responsible for the accident, took advantage of her broken mind, encouraged her to become his Master and create the death games, using her desire to fight the strongest for his own amusement. It becomes even worse when you take Melody of the Lonely Forest into account, as Cranberry makes it clear that she feels heartbreakingly sad and lonely.
  • Villainous Legacy: Despite her death, she still is considered a martyr by many people, with some following her philosophy. Even the ones who don't follow her still talk about her as she's considered the cause of many current rogue Magical Girls.
  • Voice Changeling: Can perfectly mimic anyone's voice.
  • Worthy Opponent: Cranberry seeks a strong opponent that she can enjoy a fight with. Marika Fukuroi was one of them. They both fought for hours until their bones are broken and they collapsed due to exhaustion. All the while they both described it as 'the best fight of their lives.'
  • Would Hurt a Child: Despite being surprised after seeing Swim Swim's human form, in the Light Novel, it is stated that Cranberry doesn't have any problem killing children.

    Weiss Winterprison (Shizuku Ashuu)
Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese), Morgan Berry (English)

A college student Magical Girl. Weiss Winterprison, or just Winterprison for short, is one of the strongest Magical Girls in the whole group. Most of the time, however, she tends to team up with her girlfriend, Sister Nana. Winterprison often acts as a silent bodyguard to her, protecting her whenever she is needed.

Her ability is to create walls from the environment. She can create walls of any size and shape, but their material is dependent on the surrounding terrain.

    Sister Nana (Nana Habutae)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)

A college student Magical Girl. Sister Nana is a very proactive Magical Girl when it comes to helping people. She believes in the power of peace and friendship, and attempts to broker unity between all the Magical Girls in the group.

Her ability is to bring out the best in your favorite person. This means she can strengthen a person's powers, strength, or their durability.

  • Adaptation Distillation: The anime leaves out some things that were major to Nana's character. Notably, her obsession with Weiss being her perfect prince, and the lengths she'll go to maintain that status quo. While the Anime shows that Weiss and Nana fought Calamity Mary, it left out the fact that Nana planned the whole encounter after secretly asking Magicaloid for dangerous locations in order to engineer a situation where Weiss will save her from a life and death situation. This explains Nana's compulsion to wander into situations such as Swim Swim's trap, causing her downfall when her lover actually dies.
  • Befriending the Enemy: This is what she's most often seen trying to do with the other magical girls. This method tends not to work out and Winterprison gets killed protecting Nana during such an attempt.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens when Winterprison dies.
  • Driven to Suicide: Hangs herself with Winterprison's scarf after Winterprison's death.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Has lighter-colored crosses in her eyes.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Nana has pale blue eyes and a naïve, idealistic nature to go with them.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Is the feminine-side lover of Winterprison.
  • Love Freak: Not only does she collect romance novels, almost her entire worldview is based on people loving each other.
  • Magic Enhancement: Her ability provides this to her "favorite person."
  • Nice Girl: So much so, that she tries to get the other Magical Girls to stop fighting each other.
  • The Power of Love: Her ability works like this.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When transformed, her hair goes past her hips.
  • Super Gullible: Which Magicaloid was more than willing to take advantage of.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Fully believes that all the Magical Girls can be united to stop the killings from happening.
  • Weight Woe: Her official profile states that she's worried about her weight.

Voiced by: Kurumi Mamiya (Japanese), Madeleine Morris (English)

A Cyber Fairy and mascot. Fav is the one that's responsible for giving the girls instructions, and also the moderator of the weekly Magical Girl chats. Although he cannot physically do much, he is still an important figure in the events of the killing game.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Magical variation.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Cranberry for the first arc. She is his master, but Fav is the actual mastermind that sets up the death game and is the last villain to be killed.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Introduces the concept of turning certain people into magical girls, and then later suggesting that there isn't enough magical power to sustain that many of them, and the elimination game that ensues. Subverted when this later turns out to be completely unnecessary, and the girls were killing each other because Fav felt bored of the usual selection tests. He even sends fake reports to the Magical Kingdom saying that the girls were eliminated via peaceful means, rather than the battle royale they were thrown in.
  • Dirty Coward: Despite gleefully orchestrating the murders of countless Magical Girls during the tests and remaining calm and smug that no one can touch him, the moment he sees the revived and enraged Ripple carrying a weapon that can actually destroy his terminal and kill him, all of Fav's bravado goes out the window and he begs for his life.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's generally polite with all the Magical Girls and has no problem conversing with them if they have no one else to talk to even as he plots their deaths.
  • It Amused Me: He's bored with the normal way of Magical Girl tests, and when he saw Cranberry's actions, is immediately entertained with death, backstabbing, and murder.
  • Karmic Death: An immensely satisfying one at Snow White and Ripple's hands.
  • Mentor Mascot: Subverted. He is in charge of recruiting the girls and explain them the rules of the game, but his mentor role stops here.
  • Obviously Evil: His very appearance gives away his underhanded, two-faced nature, as his body is vertically divided in black and white and the eye of the black side is reddish.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he sees the revived and enraged Ripple holding Swim Swim's weapon, which can destroy his terminal and kill him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of them.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A fairy mascot which resembles a goldfish.
  • Troll: Quite literally. A sidestory reveals Fav is prone to trolling people on message boards anonymously.
  • Verbal Tic: -pon at the end of the final word of every sentence.
  • Villains Want Mercy: When Fav sees a revived Ripple standing over his terminal with a weapon that can actually kill him, he tries to make excuses for his cruel words about Top Speed. Snow White senses that he's panicking on the inside and desperate to talk his way out of his situation, causing her to warn Ripple not to listen. Fav can only futilely beg for his life as the rightfully enraged Ripple gives him his well-deserved death.


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