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    Akai Ito Samurai Girl 

The Guardians of the Gate of Dreams

  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: Dreams are the main method by which they recover their Past-Life Memories.
  • Dream Walker: The primary ability shared by all of the Guardians in the present day is the ability to enter the dreams of others.
  • Red String of Fate: Connects the present heroes to their past incarnations, allowing them to transform and draw on their powers and abilities. As such, it's involved in their henshin phrase and Transformation Sequence.
  • Reincarnation: All of the human heroes are the reincarnations of the original Guardians, who fought the Eater of Dreams during the Warring States Era.
  • Spirit Advisor: Once awakened, the modern Guardians receive advice and guidance from their past incarnations via dreams. Some past incarnations are more helpful than others, however.

Seishi Tamashige - Akashimaru

"Twist the cord of fate!"
  • Combat Hand Fan: Akashimaru's weapon, the Shinken, is a magic tessen.
  • Flower Motifs: The red spider lily, representing death, loss, and reincarnation.
  • Meaningful Name: Twice over. "Seishi" is written with characters meaning "vow child," and "Tamashige" is written with the characters for "soul" and "growth." "Akashimaru" is written with characters meaning "red thread" and the common name ending "-maru" meaning "circle," which represents both perfection and the completion of a journey.
  • Meaningful Rename: Akashimaru wasn't the past incarnation's original name. Renge renamed him when he joined her cause, representing her belief that the Red String of Fate had brought them together and encouraging him to leave his past failures behind him.
  • Missing Mom: Seishi's mother disappeared during her first year of middle school. The case is still unsolved.
  • Morph Weapon: Though usually appearing as a metal combat fan, the Shinken can change form into a short bow, allowing Seishi to make use of her archery skills when a close-quarters weapon like a tessen isn't going to be useful.
  • Punny Name: Not Seishi or Akashimaru themselves, but the characters which make up the name of Akashimaru's tessen "Shinken," meaning "earnest" or "serious," literally mean "real sword." Renge presented Akashimaru with the Shinken because he did not have a sword to fight with.
  • Red Baron: Breaker of Nightmares.
  • Ronin: The Akashimaru of the feudal era was a masterless samurai. Rather than the heroic Knight Errant that's often seen in fiction, however, he was little more than a vagrant who was on the verge of starvation until Renge found him.
  • Samurai Ponytail: As Akashimaru, she wears her hair in a high ponytail tied with red cord.
  • Seppuku: The original Akashimaru committed ritual suicide after Renge's death, in shame over being possessed by the Eater of Dreams and murdering several of their companions while under the villain's control.

Yuzuki Amemori - Hakuomaru

"Don't fear the unknown, dive headlong into it! Grasp the cord of fate!"

Shiori Sato - Akahana

"Seize the cord of fate! ...What just happened?"
  • Alliterative Name: Shiori Sato.
  • Flower Motifs: Red tulips, representing trust.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The Akahana of the feudal era was sent to assassinate Renge. In the process of observing her target and how she treated her companions, however, Akahana came to respect Renge. When her assassination attempt was foiled by Renge and Akashimaru, Renge offered Akahana the option of abandoning her mission and joining them instead; Akahana took it and didn't look back.
  • Meaningful Name: "Akahana" means "red flower."
  • Ninja: The Akahana of the past was a ninja who worked as a spy and assassin before joining the Guardians.
  • Taking the Bullet: The original Akahana died shielding Renge during their final battle with the Eater of Dreams.

Ichiro Sakamoto - Hoshiyomi-no-Mikoto

"I will defy destiny."
  • Despair Event Horizon: Akashimaru's betrayal, Renge's death, and over a century of witnessing the failures and suffering of humanity destroyed any hope Hoshiyomi had.
  • Evil Former Friend: In the feudal era, he was one of Renge's companions in her quest against the Eater of Dreams. In the present, he's working on the enemy's behalf.
  • Fallen Hero: Kirin are creatures of justice, and Hoshiyomi was one of the noblest of the original heroes before he went over the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Even in the guise of Ichiro, he has long hair and is very good-looking.
  • Master Swordsman: When you live this long, you have plenty of time to hone your skills.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Looks like a teenager, but he's lived at least 500 years.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Embittered by both personal loss and seeing the worst of what humans are capable of, Hoshiyomi has come to believe that the world would be better off if humanity were wiped out.
  • Youkai: Hoshiyomi-no-Mikoto is an immortal kirin.

Hanako Okita - Seitetsu

O-Yasu

  • Familiar: In the feudal era, he was Renge's familiar.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's a good 450+ years old, and he doesn't have a lot of patience to spare for immaturity and teenage mistakes - especially not from Seishi, given that her previous incarnation did not leave O-Yasu with a high opinion of him. He's there to help her and the other Guardians, but that doesn't mean he's not cranky about it.
  • Mentor Mascot: Renge entrusted him with Akashimaru's Shinken and with watching over the seal that holds the Eater of Dreams confined. Since the reincarnated Guardians do not fully remember their past lives, it's O-Yasu's job to help them awaken to their powers and explain the things they need to know about the enemy.
  • Youkai: O-Yasu is a baku, a supernatural creature who feeds on bad dreams.

Renge

  • Flower Motifs: The lotus blossom, a symbol of purity.
  • Magnetic Hero: Renge had a talent for winning people over and recruiting them to her cause.
  • Meaningful Name: "Renge" means "lotus blossom."
  • Miko: She was a very powerful Shinto priestess.
  • Posthumous Character: Thus far, Renge is not known to have been reincarnated. Nevertheless, as the one who brought the original team together and served as their main driving force, she remains a figure of significance and influence to the rest of the cast.
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    Arcane Heroines of the Sphere 

Cerelia Veloce - The 13th Knight

"Beware, I don't miss."

Vespa Rayne - Axe Knight, the 6th Heroine

"One hit is all I need!"

    Beat Defenders 

Kurota Aizawa - Keys

"You may proceed to get rekt."
  • Child Prodigy: A talented classical pianist from an early age.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Kurota's traditionalist parents strongly disapprove of his interest in experimental electronic music over more "respectable" classical music.

Mizudori Teion - Bass-chan

  • Russian Reversal: See profile quote. She's a dubstep-themed magical girl whose powers are focused on bass; "Bass drops you" jokes were inevitable.
  • Stuck in Their Shadow: In-universe example. Mizudori's parents are a former boy-band pop idol and a British folk punk pioneer, and her siblings are similarly celebrated, prompting Mizudori to act out in an effort to find her own niche outside of their shadows.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.

    Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon 
(Canon characters can be found on the character sheets for Sailor Moon.)

Daisuke Hansuke - Asclepius

"I think it's important to help others, and if you can't help others - at least don't hurt them."
  • Combat Medic: His powers are more oriented to healing than offense, but Asclepius can and will fire off energy missiles at enemies if he needs to. On top of his healing magic he also knows a thing or two about mundane first aid.
  • Healing Hands: Healing is his main power.
  • Magic Staff: Appropriately, it has a snake twined around it.
  • Reincarnation: Asclepius was the court physician of the Golden Kingdom of Earth.
  • Sweet Tooth: Daisuke is a self-admitted milkshake addict.
  • White Mage: His powerset is mostly healing and cleansing magic.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple, in this case.

Kazuki Saito - Librarius

"The events of our past should never be forgotten... But neither should they dominate the drive to create our future."

Kyra Nygaard - Melanite

"As you wish, my Queen."
  • Foreign Exchange Student: She enrolled at Seishou Public School as an exchange student from Denmark.
  • Killed Off for Real: Melanite met her end via a combination attack from Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Kamen in "D-Point: Swan Song." At this point, all indications are that she's gone for good.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She apprenticed herself to Queen Beryl, and has considerable magical knowledge and ability at her disposal.
  • Red Baron: The Red Witch.

    Curse Hunters 

Ano Onna - Nameless Hero

"Honestly? I don't mind being called 'hey you!' if people do it happily."
  • Dragons Up the Yin Yang: Evoked by her dragon gauntlets. The white dragon is Ten-ken, the dragon god of Heaven, and the black is Tsuchi-ken, the dragon god of Earth. Ten-ken is composed, polite, and formal, where Tsuchi-ken is brash and rough.
  • Hey, You!: She gave up her name in return for her powers. "Ano onna" literally just means "that woman."
  • Power Fist: The dragon gauntlets Ten-ken and Tsuchi-ken augment her fighting powers.
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: Her abilities are heavily based in Wuxia and kung-fu action fantasy.
  • Talking Weapon: Ten-ken and Tsuchi-ken not only speak, they tend to comment on pretty much whatever she's doing.

Ayana Tasogare (nee Moriko) - Cute Fox Inariko

"Awesome! I'll get right on that. Can I have the jerky, first?"
  • Big Eater: Ayana is a voracious eater even by magical girl standards.
  • Familiar: She was initially Takashi's familiar. The connection between them was eventually severed thanks to the efforts of Ikiko, Reiko, and Mikoto (with an assist from Kunzite).
  • Kitsune: Though not a kitsune by origin, she's patterned after them, especially after being empowered by Inari, the Shinto god of foxes (among many other things).
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has the ears, tail, and fangs of a fox.
  • Meaningful Rename: As Takashi's familiar she was named "Ayana Moriko" ("moriko" meaning "forest child"). After severing the connection to Takashi and gaining new powers as Cute Fox Inariko, she changed her surname to Tasogare (meaning "twilight").
  • Self-Serving Memory: She can often be seen telling a story several different ways, based on whatever best suits her purpose. She might even be a Consummate Liar.
  • Uplifted Animal: She started life as a normal fox, and was uplifted by magic - first when Takashi transformed her into his familiar, and later by the power of Inari.

Eilam Hisakawa

"I find myself exhausted. I think I shall take my leave."
  • Immortality Hurts: Becoming immortal did nothing to alleviate the symptoms of the illness that was killing him. Instead, Eilam is trapped in the state that he was in when he was cursed, perpetually dying but unable to die.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He looks about fifteen, but is much, much older.

Hokuto Minase - Hanabi

The Heavens seek balance
The Earth cries out for soft rain
Magpies cross the river

Ikiko Hisakata - Cute Wolf Tsukiko

"Playing in the moonlight, hunting in the starlight, Cute Wolf Tsukiko is here to protect the night!"
  • Little Bit Beastly: As Tsukiko, she has the ears and tail of a wolf.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She can fully understand and communicate with all canines, as well as other animals on a more varied basis.

Jiayang Maki - Nuwu

"That's new."

Lamya

"COWER BEFORE ME AND BEHOLD MY MIGHTY... why are you laughing?"

Michio Mori - Double Cross

"Doubts are for those whose path is uncertain."

Misa Sakagami - Forsaken Doll Maeko

"Please... please don't be scared... I-I'm not a monster!"
  • Creepy Doll: Maeko is a porcelain doll who is capable of dark magic, able to summon puppets under her command, and she's very angry. Misa herself has had her body transformed into a ball-jointed doll body, and even though she doesn't mean any harm her appearance falls far enough into the Uncanny Valley to creep people out.
  • Curse: Misa bought a doll which turned out to be cursed, and ended up cursed in turn. Her body was transformed, and at night Maeko takes over.
  • Demonic Possession: Basically what happens when Maeko is in control.
  • Older Than They Look: A downplayed example - Misa's transformed body doesn't age, so she's stuck looking like a ten-year-old despite being several years older than that.

Nagina Hasane

Norie Okana - Lacrima

"This isn't what it seems! Ju—just turn around and walk away!"

Seth Katsumoto Locke - Ksolec Eth

"I must be strong - if not for myself, then for Amanda."

Sora Hisakata - Shadow Witch Shiniko / Cute Witch Kazeko

"That man deserves to be punished for what he does. Who cares if I get some reward for exacting justice?"
  • Insane Troll Logic: In "Luck of the Drain," Shiniko attacks Naru Osaka for the crime of "negligently supplying energy to the enemies of justice" - that is, repeatedly having been attacked by energy-draining villains.
  • Knight Templar: As Shiniko, Sora believes she's punishing wrongdoers, but the corrupting effects of the cursed tome and the dark energy she's using mean that her definition of injustice deserving of punishment is increasingly skewed.

Taiko Tsume - Snow Woman Mou Fubuki

"Inside, people are just like this. They feel obligated to care, but they really don't. This is just the truth of who they are."

Unmei Tama - Magical Girl Clotho

    Dream a Little Dream 

Ariel Theodore - Dream Defender Ariel

"I don't really want to fight. Can't we just talk this through?"
  • Actual Pacifist: Born and raised in a completely peaceful dream realm, Ariel has zero ability or will to fight or do harm to anyone. She'll help to protect other heroes who are fighting against evil, but otherwise seeks peaceful solutions.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: Lucky the star hound, Ariel's guardian/mount, is literally bigger than she is. Ariel is a little girl, of course, but Lucky is still a huge dog, and quite friendly as long as you're not threatening Ariel in any way.
  • Dream Walker: As a denizen of the dream realm herself, Ariel can enter the dreams of others.
  • Imagination Based Super Power: She has the ability to create dream-constructs, such as shields, tools, platforms, or whatever else she can dream up.
  • Little Bit Beastly: A little girl with the horn and ears of a unicorn, and several inhuman mannerisms such as the tendency to bleat when surprised or frightened.
  • Unicorns Are Sacred: Inherently magical and - due to her young age, inexperience with the world, and gentle nature - completely innocent.
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    Guardian Princess Runealy 

Runealy Waldia - Princess Runealy

"My friends followed me to this amazing, impossible place called Earth. I wish they didn't have to face this, but... I don't know if I can save our world without them."

Gaofele Doiru - Guardian Gao

"To protect the lands, I am Guardian Gao!"

Hinote Kagari - Guardian Hino

"To project justice, I am Guardian Hino!"

Valeria Barun - Guardian Val

"Rune, Gao, you must come see this amazing thing I've discovered! It's called 'Youtube'."

Raine Delacroix - Guardian Rai

"To defend the hearts of my home, I am Guardian Rai!"

Solomon Novak - Guardian Sol

"To beat a demon you don't have to be a demon - but it helps."

Shira (Levan Silva) - The Nightshade Serpent

Odila Fairune - Lady Nocturi

"By the powers vested in me, I shall avenge the honor of the fallen. Arise, Dancer of the Night... Lady Nocturi!"

    Mirare! 

Naota Uneme - Valkyrie Kirin

"Mirror of the heart, shine with truth! Invincible elegant heroine, Valkyrie Kirin!"

Ataru Touya - Prince Phoenix

"Mirror of the heart, shine with truth! Graceful, Passionate Nobility, Prince Phoenix!"

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha 
(Canon characters can be found on the character sheets for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha.)

Bryony Elan

"How do you know they're not right about me?"

Chandra

"Jaan hai to Jahan Hai."

Chloe Stingray

"You won't touch my friends, not while I'm here."

Euphemia Barchetta - Helix

"If I'm going to be stuck on some backwater planet I should at least try to have some fun while I'm here."

Greta Legend - Sunshine Spark

"When the hearts of humanity unite, anything is possible!"

Hannah Sharpe (Kasagami White) - Miss White

"Only strength can hold this world together."
  • Artificial Limbs: After losing an arm fighting Walpurgisnacht, she obtained a high-tech prosthetic replacement.

Haru Zinoro - Hunter

"Flowers speak in ways that words cannot."

Iris Shelby

"If you're going to devote yourself to a cause, be sure the cause is also devoted to you."
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Her credentials as a TSAB combat medic are legitimate, but obviously cannot be recognized by any official medical or legal organization in Japan. Instead, she runs a small off-the-books clinic frequented by magical girls, which also serves as a way for them to avoid raising too much muggle concern over their repeated and unexplainable injuries.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Per her own character profile, Iris enjoys "making everyone's day a little more bizarre."
  • Vehicular Theme Naming: The Shelby Mustang.

Jin Meiyou - PFC Kouboku

"Even if we can't outsmart fate every time, we can damn well try, can't we?"

Koji Silvia - Tyrfing

"What we are should never determine who we can be."

Lena Reiniger

"I'd prefer if we could resolve things without violence."

Madison Perry - Heartrazor

"You're running away? But we're just getting to the fun part!"

Mikoto Nakajima - Miss Blue, Tessen, Hagane

"Wow. And I thought the heroes were tacky."

Minoke Sato - Firebird

"Let me take some weight off your shoulders - or add a lot more!"

Nicola Esprit

Rashmi Terios

"I'm giving you one more chance. Return what you've stolen and go away, or this will end badly for you."

Suzuki Natsume - Storm Knight

"You have threatened those I am responsible for. My classmates are not yours to toy with, and I shall not allow you to perform another act towards them. Verdrehen Sturm, set up."

Takashi Agera - Riventon, Frost Knight Iceni

"Your chances of victory are statistically insignificant."
  • An Ice Person: As Frost Knight Iceni, he mostly uses ice and cold-based magic.
  • Second Super-Identity: He developed the Frost Knight persona, using the ice powers of the halberd Device Eiszapfen, for more heroic deeds and as a means of interacting with heroes who would be hostile towards Riventon. The Frost Knight identity and the Device used for it are both abandoned in "Ouroboros," and two weeks later he outs himself as Riventon during a chance meeting with Kunzite in "Unpleasantly Civil Conversation."
  • Vehicular Theme Naming: The Koenigsegg Agera.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: One of the game's longest-running and most active antagonists, Takashi is white-haired and has little ethics to speak of.

    Happiness Charge Pretty Cure 
(Canon characters can be found on the character sheet for Happiness Charge Pretty Cure.)

Haruna Kurosawa - Cure Gull (formerly Scorn)

"The wings of hope that soar across the sea! Cure Gull!"

Mari Katsu - Cure Victory

"Hey monster! You just got served!"

Naomi Yomada - Cure Spark

"Curiosity sparking the fires of imagination! Cure Spark!"

Yuko Minami - Cure Boost

"Don't buy that one. It's not on sale this week."

    Prism Aegis 

Prism Keepers

  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Mei, and later Reiko, try to keep their friends from being dragged into the fight, but sooner or later the fight finds its way to each of them anyway - usually in the form of a Shade.
  • Color Character: Each Prism Keeper's power is connected to a specific color.
  • Color-Coded Secret Identity: Even when not transformed, they usually have some of their signature color on them somewhere.
  • Power Crystal: The Chroma Crystals, which serve as both Transformation Trinket and the source of a Prism Keeper's powers.
  • Rainbow Motif: One Prism Keeper for each color of the rainbow (plus Prism Keeper Pink). Additionally, the team's mascots are birds named Roy, Gigi, and Biv (from "Roy G Biv," the mnemonic phrase for the colors of the rainbow).

Mei Akatsuki - Prism Keeper Red

"This looked a lot easier on TV."

Reiko Touyama - Prism Keeper Orange

"This looked better on paper..."
  • Animal Motifs: Koi, which represent courage and the determination to overcome obstacles.

Hoshi Kogane - Prism Keeper Yellow

"This looked a lot more fun before people started fighting..."

Kaeru Aokawa - Prism Keeper Blue

"This looked pretty before everything turned gray..."

Sumire Tenshi - Prism Keeper Indigo

Chouko Murasaki - Prism Keeper Purple

Momo Akatsuki - Prism Keeper Pink

"This would look better pink."
  • Colorful Theme Naming: "Momo" means "pink," and "Akatsuki" means "daybreak," a time when the sky often looks pink.

Hiroko Koumoto - Griselda

"A child should carry the pride of their family. So where is your family's pride, Akatsuki-san?"

Kuro Heise - Mr. Black

"Just surrender. This is all for your own good."
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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica 
(Canon characters can be found on the character sheets for Puella Magi Madoka Magica.)

Anshi Hayakawa

Erin Takayama

"I'm sorry. I really don't have a choice."

Liese Kanaki

"If I don't help them, who will?"

Mara Brando

"Life is about what you want."

Kazue Yamamoto

"Choose the easy path or the hard one, but expect obstacles either way."

Shinobu Kimura - Hakumei

"Maybe this is the real definition of the potential that Kyubey speaks of. Girls who have hearts that are bigger than their minds. Ones who believe in something so deeply that they are willing to burn themselves out for that belief."

    Shugo Chara! 
(Canon characters can be found on the character sheet for Shugo Chara!.)

Alejandro Tatakai

"I usually have no idea what I'm doing. Actually, I always have no idea what I'm doing."

Sierra Earhart - Flying Wings

"Air. Clouds. Flight!"

    Star Touched 

Natsumi Matsumoto - Starlit Cancer

"There are so many stars, and each one of them is part of a whole. That's pretty special don't you think?"

    Steam Sentinels 

Rena Sakai - Steam Sentinel Joy

"The fires that melt the hardest of metal, Steam Sentinel Joy!"

Katherine Tempest - Sentinel Spirit

"Keeping a positive attitude is what makes a good friend!"

Craft

"What!? You don't see the brilliance in my device!? Become another cog in the machine! GEAR UP!"

    Miscellaneous / Civilians 

Blue Lotus

"Justice is blind, yet you cannot hide from it's sight."

Hiroshi Takeba

"Bringing someone home when they're lost is no small thing."

Sachiko Hayakawa

"Careful! The Clockwork Lord and his tick-tock minions will take you before your time if you're not!"
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