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Gingka Hagane

Voiced By: Aki Kanada (Japanese), Robert Tinkler (English)

The hero of the series who inspires others. He is a firm believer in The Power of Friendship and believes that bey battles are meant to be fun.

Kyoya Tategami

Voiced By: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Peter Cugno (English)

The former leader of the Face Hunters and Ginga's biggest rival.

Benkei Hanawa

Voiced By: Kenta Miyake {Japanese), Jason Deline (English)

Kyoya's right hand man. He is one of the largest hams in the whole series.

Kenta Yumiya

Voiced By: Emiri Katou (Japanese), Lisette St. Louis (English)

A young blader that Ginga saves when he comes to town. He quickly becomes a good friend of Ginga and aspires to be like him from then on.

Madoka Amano

Voiced By: Kei Shindou (Japanese), Barbara Mamabolo (English)

The technician of the group who always fixes and tunes up everyone's beys to make sure they're in top condition.

Masamune Kadoya

Voiced By: Yuko Sanpei (Japanese), Cameron Ansell (English)

Ginga's second rival. He aspires to be Number 1 and will do anything in order to achieve his dream.

  • Almighty Janitor: Was never in any real tournaments, including the Survival Battle, or Battle Bladers before the World Tournament. He's still quite the blader.
  • Big Eater
  • The Chosen One: Subverted; everybody expected him to be the Legendary Blader of Winter, but it turned out to be Chris.
  • Determinator: After spending an entire episode losing miserably to Ginga, but kept coming back until he won and training as hard as he could.
  • Deuteragonist: Of Metal Masters.
  • Cute Bruiser: A rare male example.
  • Humble Pie: Gets a large slice of it after his ego crushing defeat at the hands of Nile. Fortunately, It leads to some good character development for him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all his boasting and snarky attitude, he's a nice guy.
  • The Lancer: To Gingka of Metal Masters.
  • Large Ham: Definitely.
  • Mouthy Kid: Has no trouble making snarky comments at his opponent's expense.
  • Shock and Awe: His preferred type of attack moves.
  • To Be a Master: How many times has he exclaimed that he's going to beat Ginga/ whatever opponent he has, or that he/Gan Gan is/are number one? Exactly.
  • Unicorn: His bey.
  • Unknown Rival: To Ginga at first, as Ginga really has no idea who he is and his presently uncontrollable Super Prototype has him preoccupied at the moment. Most of the episode consists of him getting curbstompped by Galaxy Pegasus. It's only towards the end when Gingka recognizes something in him and he manages to beat Galaxy Pegasus that he manages to earn proper The Rival status.



Hikaru Hazama

Voiced By: Marina Inoue (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English)

A female blader who retires at the end of Fusion and becomes Ryo's secretary.


Voiced By: Hozumi Gouda (Japanese)

A dog blader from Koma Village who can speak.


Voiced By: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Lyon Smith (English)

Ginga's friend from Koma Village.

  • An Ice Person: The DS games for some reason have his special move to be Blizzard Hold, a move that encases the opposing beyblade in ice before Aries rams into it, even though in the show itself, Aries never shows any Ice-based special moves. His name may have to do with it though.
  • Childhood Friend: to Gingka.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Masters.
  • Heroic BSoD: For a short while, after losing to Reiji.
  • Japanese Politeness
  • Meaningful Name: He points out himself that his name has kanji for "iceberg" and "demon". The former refers to his politeness and the latter to his Trickster tendencies.
  • The Worf Effect: Hyoma doesn't fare well during the later half of Metal Fusion. He was initially a genuinely strong and skilled blader, to the point of being one of Gingka's strongest rivals, but after his loss against Gingka, his win record is almost non-existent, outside of a practice battle against Hikaru. What's worse is that his signature move, his Eternal Defense spin track is overshadowed by bladers who can do the same and are far more skilled than him, such as Jigsaw, Chao Xin and Toby.

Tsubasa Otori

Voiced By: Miyu Irino (Japanese), David Reale (English)

A blader who joins the Dark Nebula in order to spy on them for the WBBA.

Ryo Hagane

Voiced By: Show Hayami (Japanese)

Ginga's seemingly deceased father.


Teru Saotome

Voiced By: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Scott Gorman (English)

A fromer dancer turned blader.

  • Career-Ending Injury: He used to be a professional ballet dancer until a stage light fell on his ankle, forcing him to retire early.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Effortlessly defeated Hikaru and almost had Ginga cornered. In Battle Bladers, Ryutaro defeated him easily.
  • Dance Battler: Befitting his former hobby, his fighting style is very dance-like.
  • Deflector Shields: The immense air flow generated by Virgo serves as a nigh-impenetrable barrier to would-be attackers.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Averted. Unlike most of the new bladers in Battle Bladers, he remained a good guy on Gingka's side, as shown in Fusion's last opening words.
  • Flanderization: At his introduction, he was sensible, but low-key. In the movie, he's become Camp Straight for no reason.
  • Meaningful Name: His family name contains "otome", which means "lady". It either refers to his beyblade being a Virgo or himself being a ballerina. Or both.
  • Out of Focus
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a former ballerina.
  • Stone Wall: While Virgo is using its air shield, it can barely move or attack. It's also incredibly durable during this form, being able to No-Sell a Starblast Attack from Pegasus.

Sora Akatsuki

Voiced by: Machiko Kawana (Japanese), Bill Houston (English)

A blader who becomes friends with Kenta.


Voiced By: Takeshi Kusao (Japanese)

  • Combat Pragmatist: Infamous for using any means necessary to win. He even filled the arena with oil during his battle with Sora, fully knowing that his Bey is unaffected by it while Cyber Pegasus isn't. And when the arena inevitable catches fire, he tries to incinerate Sora's Bey once he sees the fight going south.
  • Dirty Coward
  • Expy: He and his gang are one of the Face Hunters from the beginning of the season. As his group (as a whole) like to bully weaker Beybladers (like the face hunters), bully Kenta (like the face hunters) and his name starts with the letter B (the face hunters had a member, whose name began with the letter B).
  • Gonk
  • Multicolored Hair
  • One-Shot Character: Why did they give Scorpio to THIS guy?
  • Scary Scorpions


A blader who appears in the Destroyer Dome battle royale. The main cast think that he is a legendary blader at first until he is easily eliminated by King.

  • Break the Haughty: He spent the entire Destroyer Dome arc smugly gloating about his strength and his opponents' inferiority, and anyone that tried to put him in his place was promptly demolished by Eonis. Unfortunately for him, when King revealed his I Am Not Left-Handed moment, Jigsaw suffers an extreme and humiliating Curb-Stomp Battle at the hands of Variares.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: When he attacks.
  • Expy: Is that... is that Keima Katsuragi?
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Invisibility / Intangible Man: His Bey Eonis's air control ability allows it to create a field of air around it that refracts light, rendering him invisible. The same field of air can be used to cause attackers to slide around it a la Pisces. Unfortunately for him, the air cushion can be easily ripped to shreds by sonic attacks.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Takes advantage of Eonis' invisibility to make his opponents attack each other by stealthily bumping them, stirring up conflict and increasing his chances at victory.
  • The Power of the Sun: His special move, Burst Satellite, which generates an immense blast of flame to incinerate everything.
    • Nuke 'em: It was able to engulf the entire Sphere 360/Destroyer Dome, and only THREE PEOPLE managed to survive it.
  • Red Herring: The main cast thought that he is the Legendary Blader that they are finding. He's not. King is.

    Dark Nebula 


Voiced By: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Juan Choiran (Episode 1-32), Andrew Jackson (Episode 33-onwards) (English)
Now then, let's turn your beys into food for Ryuga as well, shall we?

The head of the Dark Nebula. His goal is to use Ryuga in order to take over the world.

  • Animal Motifs: His beyblade has a wolf motif.
  • Big Bad: Of Fusion and Shogun Steel.
  • Casting a Shadow
  • Death by Adaptation: Is killed by Ryuga in the anime, but lived through it in the manga. This caused problems when the manga had him come back as a Big Bad later on, requiring the anime to create Dr. Ziggurat to replace him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Especially prominent in the first season. He maintains a calm, polite demeanor despite having no qualms about using Bladers as food for L-Drago.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Karmic Death: Kept trying to feed people to Ryuga and L-Drago to increase their power. In the end, Ryuga kills him by sucking out all of his.
  • Killed Off for Real: Ryuga sucks out all of his energy after he's beaten by Phoenix. Subverted in that while he was indeed killed, he was brought back to life after Ryuga's defeat like everyone else, but went into hiding during the events of Masters. He returns in Fury as a servant of Rago and is seemingly killed again when Ryuga's Ultimate Move blasts him into a pit. THEN he comes back in Shogun Steel, his mind having been uploaded into Merci's system as his body was too damaged for him to live any longer.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever was that caused his hatred of cacti is never explained properly. Yu doesn't seem to want to know either.
  • Sanity Slippage: Very much so after Phoenix defeats him and the giant chandelier collapses on him, nearly killing him. He gets even worse as he realizes that Ryuga is about to kill him.
    Doji: Just you wait Ryo! No I'm not done yet! NOT YET! UUUURHAHAHAHAAA!
  • Savage Wolf: His bey is "Dark Wolf" after all.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Ryuga killed him because, in his view, he didn't need his help to get more power anymore.


Voiced By: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Carman Melville (English)

The Dark Nebula's most powerful member. Ryuga wastes no time in toying with his opponents before crushing them easily while taunting them for thinking they ever had a chance. His goal is to make L-Drago the strongest bey there is.

  • Always Someone Better: To Ginga. L-Drago and Pegasus are two sides of the same coin that come from the same star that gave birth to Beyblade, meaning that both Beys should should theoretically be equal in power. However, the same cannot be said for their Bladers as Ryuga proves to be on another level than Ginga each time they face off.
  • Anti-Hero: Sorta becomes this in Masters that while he isn't evil anymore, his brutality is still there.
  • Ax-Crazy: Most definitely so in Fusion where he is prone to evil laughter while crushing his opponents.
  • Berserk Button: He has a few:
    • Allowing the bey to control the blader. Ryuga himself stated that was a big mistake on his part to let L-Drago take over him and devoted himself to allowing that never happens again.
    • Hades Inc. in general. Ryuga felt used by them due to technically creating L-Drago and Dark Nebula. He made it clear by being the one that takes them down at the end.
    • Other left-rotating beys. It's not much but Ryuga did seem really annoyed that Julian's Gravity Destroyer also spins to the left claiming that L-Drago should be the only left rotating bey in the world.
  • Big Bad: Of Fusion.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Came to the rescue of Gan Gan Galaxy when Tsubasa and Yu got injured, defeating Jack in the process.
    • And again, albeit unintentionally, he rescued Ginga and Masamune from the black hole they were stuck in when he fired his beyblade at Hades City. On the other hand, it almost blew them up.
    • Another one was after losing to Rago, he gave his Star Fragment power to Kenta, enabling him to become a Legendary Blader.
  • Blood Knight: Is very eager to fight strong opponents but not for the thrill of a good battle. More to drain their bey's energies to make L-Drago even more stronger.
  • The Chosen One: One of the Legendary Bladers; he stands for the season of Summer.
  • Coat Cape
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Due to his immense power level, he dishes them out left and right, usually destroying his opponents' beys outright. Even after joining the side of good, he still demolishes nearly anyone he fights within ten seconds. The only ones who actually beat him are Gingka and Rago.
  • Demonic Possession: His cruelty and evil is a result of L-Drago's power over him. L-Drago can completely possess him as well. He eventually manages to purge L-Drago of the darkness and free himself.
  • Devour the Dragon: Had a habit of doing this. Finally turned on Doji and absorbed all of his energy in order to power up L-Drago, killing him in the anime.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Ultimate Move: Dragon Emperor Life Destructor, and giving his Star Fragment to Kenta.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Does this to Doji, turning on him and sucking out all of his energy, killing him.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: There's a very good reason L-Drago was called the "Forbidden Bey". Ryuga wasn't aware of the fact that L-Drago was really the one using him, and on a few occasions, L-Drago possesses Ryuga, which normally leads to Body Horror. In 'Metal Masters' he's managed to overcome the darkness in L-Drago through heavy training (involving lava), causing it to evolve into Meteor L-Drago
  • Evil Weapon: L-Drago. Subverted with its evolution; Meteor L-Drago.
  • Hand Blast: One of his favorite moves in Beyblade matches.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: After his last battle with Gingka in Fusion and after the latter saves him, Ryuga seems to take on a better leaf. However, he still does things on his own and still shows some of his Blood Knight tendencies at times.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • It's Personal: As even Gingka states, Ryuga helping out Team Gan Gan Galaxy during the match against Team Starbreaker wasn't because of the goodness of his heart. It's for his personal grudge against Hades Inc. due to their involvement with L-Drago and the Dark Nebula organization in general.
  • Just Toying with Them: He usually holds back his power to give his enemies a Hope Spot before he obliterates them. Whenever he wants a fight ended quickly (in his words, when he "doesn't have time for it"), it usually will end quickly.
  • Killed Off for Real: His battle with Rago nearly did him in, and giving his power to Kenta sealed his fate. Though it is unsure, since he was last seen looking at his "friends" from above.
  • Life Drain: L-Drago's specialty. While Lighting L-Drago accomplished it through what appeared to be dark energy, the next generations used their reverse rotation in tandem with rubber-plated parts. He can do this at such a level that simply throwing his bey into the stadium is enough to win a fight due to it absorbing the power of any attacks.
  • The Mentor: Surprisingly, he becomes this to Gingka, Tsubasa, and Kenta. Gingka to help him harness the power of Galaxy Pegasus more, Tsubasa to help him overcome the dark power after being corrupted by L-Drago, and Kenta (idirectly) to help toughen up the boy when he felt like he couldn't catch up to everyone else.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When L-Drago possesses him, his eyes glow red.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: L-Drago was sealed away by Gingka's village in ancient times due to being destructive and evil.
  • Shock and Awe and Casting a Shadow: In Fusion.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression in Fusion (as seen above). He loses it in Masters and Fury.
  • World's Strongest Man: He has built a massive reputation for being overwhelmingly powerful, to the point that he's only ever lost two battles in the entire series. It's even more apparent due to the fact that he enjoys letting his enemies think they have a chance before one of his many One-Hit Kill attacks inevitably come.
  • You Have Failed Me/You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Both of which are punishable by becoming a meal for L-Drago.

Yu Tendo

Voiced By: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Denise Oliver (English)

One of the more childlike members of the Dark Nebula. He eventually turns over to the good guys after Ginga beats him at battle bladers and he sees just ow evil the Dark Nebula is.

  • Badass Adorable
  • Berserk Button: Bullying Kenta or Tithi in his presence will definitely set him off.
    • And for that matter, never, EVER call Yu a little kid.
  • Blood Knight: Gets annoyed if his opponent doesn't put up a good fight, and even gets jealous of others that get to battle strong opponents.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He has shades of this.
  • Cheerful Child: During his more placid moments he can be this.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He defeated Kenta, Hikaru, and Benkei, Hyoma, Kyoya, and Ginga effortlessly, (though Ginga defeated him in a rematch). He did tie with Tsubasa, and during Masters, he was on the receiving end of this trope.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His Libra can use sonic vibrations to turn the ground into sand.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Kenta. To be fair, he isn't evil, he only joined the Dark Nebula since Ryuga was strong.
  • Friendly Enemy
  • Graceful Loser: At least he tends to be a good sport when he loses.
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Hypocrite: Gives nicknames to almost all of his friends, but hates being called nicknames himself.
  • Keet
  • The Nicknamer: The only friends he doesn't nickname are Madoka, Tsubasa, Ryuga, and Tithi.
    • Gingka—> Gingky
    • Kenta—> Kenchi
    • Kyoya—> Yo-Yo
    • Benkei—> Ben-Ben
    • Masamune—> Masamoo-moo and Mr. Buttinski
    • Hikaru—> Hippity-Hop
  • Number Two: Of the Dark Nebula.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse
  • Tag Along Kid: In Masters, replacing Kenta.
  • The Smart Guy: In Masters reducing Madoka to The Medic status.
  • Vibroweapon: His Bey's specialty is creating vibrations that can be used for various things like turning the arena into quicksand, firing sonic blades, and most dangerous of all, fire his signature Inferno Blast in case he really wants to win.
  • The Worf Effect: Not as bad as most characters. In Fusion: He lost against only Ryuga, Reiji, and Gingka. In Masters, he lost against Masamune twice and Tsubasa. Afterwards, he defeated Aleksei, but was the first one taken out of the 3-on-3 match between him, Ginga, and Masamune vs Julian, Sophie, and Wales. His only wins in the World Championships were Aleksei and the tag team match against Wild Fang & Excalibur with more effort on Tsubasa. He did end up getting better by the end of Masters defeating Argo and most of Fury, including helping Masamune and King defeat two of the Nemesis Bladers.
    • Worf Had the Flu: In his battles with Enzo and Damian, his bey was nearly broken in the former, and in the latter, his bey was barely repaired enough to race.

Reiji Mizuchi

Voiced By: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Brian Froud (English)

One of the most powerful members of the Dark Nebula as well as one of the only bladers to have a Dark Move other than Ryuga.

  • Ax-Crazy
  • Bishōnen
  • Blinding Bangs
  • Death by a Thousand Cuts: His specialty. Poison Serpent deals so little damage per hit that his enemies don't notice until they realize that it has literally chipped away at their Bey to the point of which Serpent can easily finish it.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: See below.
  • Hypocrite: One trait that really defines his whole character is that he enjoys tormenting bladers and breaking his opponents beys, even laughing maniacally when doing so. However, if the same were to be done to his own bey then he will not be happy.
  • Medusa
  • Multicolored Hair
  • Taken for Granite: Apparently part of his power. He also turns to stone when he loses to Ginga.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • During his fight with Kenta, Kenta manages to turn the tide on him. Reiji goes berserk and even keeps attacking Kenta's bey after it's already stopped spinning in a mad rage.
    • When Ginga delivers a Shut Up, Hannibal! to him in their match and proves he isn't afraid of him, Reiji finds the tables turned and loses it completely, but in a different way than his previous breakdown. Instead of going berserk, he is ultimately becoming overwhelmed by his own fear to the point his Taken for Granite power is turned on him.

Tetsuya Watarigani

Voiced By: Kenichi Fujiwara (Japanese), Scott Mc Cord (English)

A blader who is obsessed with crabs.

Tobio Oike

Voiced By: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Matthew Hawkins (English)

Ryutaro Fukami

Voiced By: Hiro Yuki (Japanese) Shawn Meunier (English)

  • Blow You Away: His powers allow him to manipulate the air currents. This can cause Pisces to do a number of astonishing things such as phase through enemies, levitate, and even throw enemies around.
    • Mind Rape: The air currents can affect the person's senses such as making them experience a rise or decrease in temperature. The sound of Pisces manipulating the air also causes physical pain.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Masters.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Face–Heel Turn: Turns good again at the end.
  • Facial Markings
  • Foreshadowing: He predicted that the world would end by the power of a dark beyblade (his vision had Ryuga"s L-Drago), but after Ginga defeats him, he realizes that Pegasus and Ginga would spread a new light. Even though he meant Ryuga's dark power, it also foreshadows Ginga defeating Nemesis.
  • Graceful Loser: His final battle with Ginga as he accepts his fate.
  • Large Ham
  • Playing with Fire: His Blazing Inferno makes the opponent feel as if there on fire.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Dan and Reiki

Kuma Brothers

Voiced By: Wataru Takagi (All of them, Japanese)


World Championship Teams

     Wang Hu Shong 

Chao Xin

Voiced By: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese), Drew Nelson (English)

Da Shan Wang

Voiced By: Wataru Hatano (Japanese), Dan Petronijevic (English)

The leader of Wang Hu Shong.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Da Shan's manga counterpart is meaner and jerkier than his anime incarnation. By miles. He even slaps Chi-Yun after his loss to Masamune, claiming that he has no care for those who are weak. He does get over this, though.
  • Blue Oni
  • Hotblooded Sideburns: They're golden!
  • Kirin: Zurafa has a face bolt which depicts a qilin. Keeping with the strong correlation between the kirin and the giraffe, its corresponding constellation is the "Camelopardalis" a.k.a. the giraffe. Additionally, Zurafa is Arabic for giraffe.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's Beylin Temple's top blader and the leader of Wang Hu Zong, and while he can be quite harsh on his students and teammates, he always means well, has his friends' best interests at heart, and is quick to praise a job well done.
  • The Unexpected: He wasn't weak, especially not against Ginga, but no one was expecting him to defeat JULIAN of all people.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Pretty in Mink

Chi-Yun Li

Voiced By: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)


Voiced By: Mai Nakahara (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English)



The leader of Luvushka.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the Nintendo DS game, he has one of the strongest special moves on the game.
  • Animal Motifs: His bey has a wolf motif.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Rigs the arena with vibration-nullifying machinery during his battle with Yu that also allows his Bey to float. It ultimately backfires when Yu decides to trash the arena and Masamune destroys the equipment.
  • Informed Ability: Anton mentioned that he was the strongest on The Team, but resolved to cheating for his battle with Yu. In the Sphere 360 battle, he mentioned that he had a special move, but it wouldn't help on this situation.
  • Megane
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Madoka certainly thinks so.
  • Ship Tease: With Madoka. Ginga/Madoka fans hate him for this.




    Wild Fang 


Voiced By: Akio Suyama (Japanese), Shawn Korson (English)



Julian Konzern

Voiced By: Daisuke Kirii (Japanese), Shawn Meunier

The leader of Excalibur.

  • The Ace: Of course being the leader of his team means he is this but Julian is naturally gifted in a lot of other activities. Beyblade is one of those activities he hasn't tried out yet but despite recently getting into it, he is a very strong opponent.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed. While he is still kind of a prick in the anime, he is much more polite and soft-spoken than his manga counterpart, who would do anything to win. Not that he did it without any reason, though...
  • Adaptive Armor: Gravity Destroyer can switch between attack and defense modes at will.
  • Break the Haughty: He is extremely arrogant towards those that he battles, treating them as beneath him. Being defeated by Gingka made him determined to beat him no matter what. Then he fought Damian, and things only got worse for him.
  • Demoted to Extra: A semi-major character in Masters was reduced to one speaking cameo appearance in Fury.
  • Expy: An insanely powerful beyblader from a noble family whose acts of indulging in Family Honor involves conquering the sport and academic world? Sounds a lot like Garland.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Defected to Star Breaker for a while.
  • Freudian Excuse: Manga-only. His father is too busy to care for him, leading him to adopt the do-everything-to-win attitude he had.
  • Family Honor: One of the reasons why he is The Perfectionist is so he can honor his family by being good at everything he does. Once he feels like he can't accomplish that, he breaks down. Bad...
  • Gravity Is Purple: His beyblade and bey spirit all have purplish color schemes. And he has at least one gravity-based technique.
  • Gravity Master: His Bey can manipulate it to "petrify" enemies when in attack mode. His Gravity Brave technique actually fires condensed gravity blasts to blow up his opponents..
  • Italy: Country of origin.
  • Medusa: Also Perseus.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: If you watch the English opening for Beyblade Metal Masters, it shows Julian antagonizing Gingka and the others signaling he may be a villain or even the Big Bad of the season. However, Julian is anything but evil but mainly a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who wants to be perfect at everything including Beyblade.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Not him, but his beyblade. It has a few dots which glow red during a particular attack.
  • Shock and Awe: His first special move: Black Excalibur strikes with the power of blackish purple lightning.
  • Stone Wall: His beyblade is known for having the best defense in the world. Madoka remarks that Destroyer is essentially completely covered in armor.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Technically he was a rival, but what Damian did to him counts as a breakdown.


Voiced By: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese)

  • Bishōnen
  • Britain: Country of origin.
  • Combination Attack: Grand Deucalion, with Sophie.
  • Making a Splash: Like with Sophie, uses mainly water in his bey's attacks due to it having a whale theme.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is "Wales" and his bey has a "Whale" theme. Also, his name is the same as the country from Great Britain which is where he originates from.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Some of is hair extends down to his right eye hiding it.
  • Off-Model: Usually his shirt has a lot of details, but in episode 98 some of them are missing.
  • Stone Wall: His Bey possesses ludicrous amounts of defense, able to withstand or deflect practically anything. Even more so than Sophie as his Cetus is devoted entirely to defense.
  • Tag Team: With Sophie.
  • Unfortunate Nickname: Along with Sophie, "Konzern's Twin Jewels." Think about that for a sec.


Voiced By: Eri Kitamura (Japanese)

  • Blow You Away: Her Cetus' Tornado Spin Track allows it to whip up destructive maelstroms.
  • Combination Attack: Grand Deucalion, with Wales.
  • France: Country of origin.
  • French Jerk: Subverted. She's only hostile if she feels like Gingka and the others are interrupting her team's traditional training. When they're not, she's pretty nice compared to Wales.
  • Making a Splash: Uses a lot of water attacks like with Wales' bey.
  • Stone Wall: Not as much as Wales, as her Cetus sacrifices some defense for the whirlpool-generating ability, but still.
  • Tag Team: With Wales.
  • Unfortunate Nickname: Along with Wales, "Konzern's Twin Jewels."
  • Woman in White
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair as a shade of blue but much lighter with a hint of grey in it.


Voiced By: Hisao Egawa (Japanese)
A blader who constantly surpasses his limits in order to become more powerful.
  • The Big Guy: Literally the largest member of the team.
  • The Brute: His battle style. He just sends Capricorn to smash into anything in his way, something that only works because of it's staggering offensive and defensive power.
  • Blank White Eyes: When he lost to Jack.
  • Germany: Country of origin.
  • Heroic RRoD: Overexerts himself during his battle with Masamune and after winning, he falls into a minor coma where he misses out on the next match.
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair is mainly brown but has orange lightning-shaped marks toward the front.
  • Nice Guy: Not counting his taunting with Chi-Yun, he's a decent guy, congratulates Masamune on his efforts during their battle, and isn't a prick like the rest of his team.
  • Red Baron: The Axe of Destruction
  • Shirtless Scene: His shirt tends to burst in the middle of a battle when he's at his limits.
  • Signature Move:
    • Claw of the Storm. This move is unique as it has different "phases." Claw of the Storm: First (a straight on rush attack), Claw of the Storm: Second (a dive bomb attack), and Claw of the Storm: Third (a powerful attack that sends the opponents bey into the air usually resulting in a ring out).
    • Steel Darkness: Pretty much considered his finishing move. Klaus' bey rushes toward his opponent with the pointed ends (the horns) that can almost certainly knock it out.
  • The Juggernaut: Seriously, this guy is a powerhouse. His Capricorn can brute-force it's way through nearly anything without a scratch.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Masamune as this. Despite defeating him, Klaus is impressed by Masamune's strength and is looking forward to facing him again. Masamune returns the favor.



Tropes fitting the entire team:

  • Big Bad: The whole lot of them were promoted to this along with Doji in Shogun Steel.
  • Dirty Coward / Combat Pragmatist: They're all cheaters of some sort. Argo is ruthless in his attacks and loves to attack from behind. Ian will constantly take advantage of a stadium gimmick he knows that only he could use. Selen and Enzo both like to wear down their opponents before throwing a match.
  • Expy: Seven years in the future, they took resources from Hades Inc. and created DNA, short for Dark Nebula Again
  • Face–Heel Turn: Join Star Breaker and don't seem to reform.
  • Freudian Excuse: Averted. They grew up as poor, homeless orphans that had no one else but themselves to rely on. However, they became massive cheating jerks that were more than willing to side with any evil organization.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Averted. Though they are orphans, they are by no means nice people.
  • Marathon Boss: The Garcias managed to trick Team Gan Gan Galaxy into a rigged gauntlet match where there are no breaks in between the next opponent. They nearly won this way.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: They're black; so are almost all the Brazillian characters seen in the background.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Yes, they're always jerks but never really evil. After siding with Team Star Breaker (more specifically Hades Inc.) and becoming the leaders of DNA, they're full on bad guys.

The leader of Team Garcia.
  • Dem Bones: His bey, Ray Gill, resembles a large, skeletal sea-monster.
  • Hachimaki
  • Meaningful Name: His beyblade is based on the Carina constellation, formerly part of the ancient Argo Navis.
  • The Rival: To Tsubasa.
  • No-Sell: Somehow his bey can't affected by air attacks. Tsubasa beat him by aiming for the performance.
  • Scary Black Man: The tallest, meanest, strongest, and most ruthless of the Garcia's.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He has skills alright, but if he was nicer and believed in the power of the Bey Spirit, he could've have been one of the strongest bladers on the show.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Smacked his own sister in the face.


  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ian claims that only he is able to use the Cyclone Spin so when Gingka attempted to use it in his place, Ian puts a stop to it using a precison shot to Gingka's bey. Unfortunately for Ian, he indirectly showed Gingka how to stop the Cyclone Spin and he used it against him to win the match.
  • Classical Mythology: Herculeo being based on Hercules.
  • The Dragon: To Argo
  • Spin Attack: The Cyclone Spin. Ian's main strategy in battle is making use of the Cyclone Stadium to boost the spin speed and power of his Herculeo and strike at Gingka's Pegasus with high power.
  • Super Senses: Ian appears to be able to sense whenever the Cyclone Stadium is about to activate in order to get his bey into there for a Cyclone Spin.


  • Bare Your Midriff
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: Selen knows she cannot beat Gingka so her strategy is to have her bey constantly run from Pegasus in order to wear out it's stamina. When she felt like she accomplished her goal enough, she forfeits.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: As stated above, Selen knows she can't beat Gingka in the battle. Before forfeiting, she takes great fun in having her bey wear down Gingka's bey by running away.
  • Sacrificial Lion: In the Sphere 360, as a plan to let her brothers win.


    Star Breaker 

Zeo Abyss

Voiced By: Atsushi Abe (Japanese)

Masamune's friend who resents him for leaving him and Toby behind while Toby condition was worsening.

  • Achilles' Heel: His magnetic control cannot affect targets directly above him.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was very weak before joining Star Breaker.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Disbanded from Star Breaker after Spiral Tower was taken down and became friends with Masamune again.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • Limit Break: When his arrangement reached 100% capacity, he unleashed Magnetic Needle Storm, a massive surge of magnetic energy which was so destructive that it essentially blew up the whole arena, broke Masamune's arm, and knocked Zeo out cold.
  • Magnetic Weapons: His Byxis can manipulate magnetic fields to control enemy Beys, the most common application being to force them out of the stadium. Also see Limit Break above.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • No-Sell: Byxis' incredible height and armored Spin Track makes most direct attacks ineffective against it.
  • Token Good Teammate: When compared to the Obviously Evil Ziggurat, Ax-Crazy Damian, Mad Artist Jack and emotionless Faust.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Not as impressive as most characters but a good amount of badass in Fury.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Due to how Toby's illness is affecting him and believing Masamune abandoned them for a different team when they needed him the most, Zeo becomes much more hostile toward Masamune believing everything was his fault. Not helping that Zeo is also taking his anger out on Gingka as well blaming him for taking Masamune away. Fortunately, he drops this after the incident with Spiral Tower.


Voiced By: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese)

A blader who is obsessed with turning his bey battles into works of art.

  • Dark Chick
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Jack defeated KLAUS AT FULL POWER.
  • Camp Gay: Complains that Ginga, Masamune, and Yu weren't "beautiful enough" and stated that Tsubasa would be a fine work of art.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He talks about making beautiful works of art, and gives his opponents one hell of a fight.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Gives one to Klaus of all people! However, Jack finds himself at the receiving end of one curiosity of Ryuga and later Jigsaw.
  • Dramatic Irony: He defeated Klaus, who beat Chi-Yun, who narrowly defeated Tsubasa. Tsubasa was the one to take him down at the end of Masters.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: It's pretty easy to mistake him for a girl especially how the way he acts.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Loves art so much he has to scream about his masterpieces at the top of his lungs.
  • Facial Markings
  • Feather Flechettes: His Befall the Ripper move.
  • Heel–Face Turn: If only he'd switch to a different bey like Toby and Zeo, then he wouldn't be...
    • Good Is Dumb: only able to use his weakest special move and lose to Jigsaw.
  • Mad Artist
  • Mask Power
  • Meaningful Name: His name is "Jack" and his bey's special move is "Befall: The Ripper." It's pretty obvious what his name references.
  • Razor Wind: His Befall can use it's Upper Wings to fire vacuum blasts to slice through targets.
  • Redemption Demotion: Due to most of his power coming from the Arrangement, when he returns in Fury he gets demolished by Jigsaw in the first few minutes of his fight. While under the Arrangement, he can stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Klaus and Tsubasa and is powerful enough to literally shred his opponents.
  • The Worf Effect: Effortlessly beat Klaus. Then lost to Ryuga, then Tsubasa, and in Fury, he was the first one out in the Sphere 360 B Block.

Damian Hart

Voiced By: Romi Park (Japanese), Carman Melville (English)

A blader who believes that the arrangement is the only way to become stronger and that getting his hands dirty won't improve skill at all.

  • The Ace: Damian is Team Starbreaker's strongest blader.
  • Ax-Crazy: He seems to enjoy making people suffer a bit too much.
  • The Brute: A guy who loves nothing more than breaking the spirits and beys of people.
  • Berserk Button: He was starting to lose it in his fight with Kyoya when he was dragged into the wild and when Kerbecs started losing balance.
  • Climax Boss: Damian serves as the final opponent that Ginga faces in the tournament and it was after beating him that Ginga and his team are declared #1 in the world. However, the story doesn't end there as Dr. Ziggurat puts his final plans into motion and Faust serves as the True Final Boss.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Delivers one to the entire team of Team Excalibur that causes Julian to mentally break down. Damian also delivers a very brutal one off-screen to Tsubasa and Yu which ended up with both of them in the hospital and their beys almost being completely broken.
  • Demoted to Brute: Courtesy of Faust/Toby
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: He defeated Julian, Wales, and Sophie at the same time. The same people that gave Gan Gan Galaxy trouble and defeated Wang Hu Zhong.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: His finishing move, Hades Gate, essentially drags opponents into his own personal Hell, where he proceeds to destroy them.
  • Hellhound: Hades Kerbecs, being based on Cerberus.
  • Hellfire: Uses it to attack.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Damian is one of the most evil and ruthless bladers in the series with zero comedic moments compared to fellow teammate Jack.
  • Lack of Empathy: Definitely. When Ginga asked what does Beyblade means to him, Damian pretty much tells him nothing and is clearly only blading to torment others.
  • Light Is Not Good: White and golden clothes, golden Beyblade and fire powers. Yep.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Kerbecs. It moves insanely fast, can take a ton of punishment due to it's high defense and stamina typing, and can most definitely deliver crushing blows with it's bladed Fusion Wheel.
  • Meaningful Name: The dude's name is "Damian", has a bey named Kerbecs which references the guard of the gates of the underworld, Cerberus, and uses tons of hellfire in his attacks. Not to mention is beyond Ax-Crazy and loves to see his opponents suffer. Can't get anymore Satanic Archetype than this guy.
  • No-Sell: Damian is one of very few people take the Arrangement Program without any physical and mental damage at all.
  • Playing with Fire: In addition to having several relations to fire, Hades Drive, his special move, has Kerbecs circle the arena at blinding speeds, using the friction to ignite the place and incinerate his opponent.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His default expression (as seen in his picture) along with the common Slasher Smiles.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave it to Julian causing one of the saddest moments in Beyblade history. He tried to give one to Kyoya, but it didn't work.
  • The Sociopath: Let's see, Lack of Empathy for others and loves inflicting physical and psychological pain toward others. Damian qualifies as a sociopath.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After his fights with Ginga and Kyoya.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Absent from Fury.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Plus a little green section.


Voiced By: Kouki Miyata (Japanese)

Masamune's other friend who was brainwashed into becoming the most powerful member of Star Breaker in exchange for getting his illness cured.

  • Badass Long Coat
  • Beyblade of Mass Destruction: Twisted Tempo. The endless energy it produces is said to be able to melt the entire planet should it go out of control, which it inevitably does.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy
  • Deflector Shields: Tempo seemingly has one at the beginning of Faust's battle with Gingka and Masamune, only for it to be broken by their combined attacks. Needless to say, Tempo didn't really need it.
  • Determinator: Will stop at nothing to ensure Twisted Tempo never stops spinning. He will purposely avoid battle unless absolutely necessary, and will continue his task even if he knows it could destroy the whole planet.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Tempo was the result of data collected over the entire Beyblade World Championships, including the strongest left and right rotating Beys, in an experiment to create the strongest Bey ever to power the Spiral Force. Of course, this becomes a major problem when it's said Spiral Force threatens the world and the time comes to stop Tempo, which is now essentially a super-powered, Beyblade-shaped nuclear reactor.
  • The Dragon
  • Ill Boy
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Toby was freed from his brainwashing thanks to Zeo and Masamune he returned as a good guy, and in Fury, he got a new bey, and his winning streak is far greater than what it was as Faust. In Fury, he and Zeo nearly Curb Stomped Tsubasa and in the Sphere 360, the three of them managed to take down the Garcias
  • Meaningful Name
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Tempo, full stop! It boasts impossibly high defenses to ensure nothing can even scratch it. It's heavy weight also makes it impossible to smack around like most other Beys. Even the combined attacks of Masamune and Ginka weren't enough to make it budge, and to make it worse, the force of the attack is generally deflected back at them. In order to defeat it, Ginka and Masamune had to attack it while it was weakened by Ryuga's intervention.
  • Reality Warper: Tempo's immense gravity gives it the terrifying ability to bend space and time to its will. This is used in his special move, Spiral Dimension, which creates a black hole to drag his enemies into another dimension.
  • Shock and Awe: Due to Tempo's design as a power source, whenever it's involved in battle or exerting its power expect electricity to arc everywhere.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: Tempo can create them.
  • World's Strongest Man: Faust, and to an extent Tempo was created to be so, using data gathered from every Bey in the World Championships to create an ultimate Bey capable of powering the Spiral Force. This, however, does not translate into his battles: while Tempo is undoubtedly powerful, he has lost every fight he participated in.

Dr. Ziggurat

Voiced By: Mitsuru Miyamoto (Japanese)

The head of Star Breaker. His goal is to make Tempo into an endless energy supply and then sell the technology to the highest bidder, with no qualms on how bad the people are.

  • Big Bad: Of Masters.
  • Evil Genius
  • Meaningful Name: A ziggurat is an Aztec altar.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He was this to Doji, but Ziggurat was on the receiving end from his founder, Pluto
  • The Unfought: Was never seen in action, despite having one of the strongest beys in the show, aside from a Curb-Stomp Battle courtesy of Zeo.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses
  • Smug Snake: Is absolutely unflappable in his charisma and spends most of his screentime gloating until the Spiral Force threatens to vaporize the planet and Faust refuses to stop Tempo due to Ziggurat's own brainwashing of him. Cue Villainous Breakdown, blaming of Gingka and co., and an extremely satisfying Curb-Stomp Battle at the hands of Zeo.
  • Villains Never Lie: He promised Zeo that if he won the match between him and Masamune, then he would restore Toby's health. Unlike most anime villains, Ziggurat didn't lie. He may have healed Toby, but unknown to Zeo, Ziggurat also turned Toby into his obedient Dragon and Mind Slave.

Metal Fury

    Legendary Bladers 

Yuki Mizusawa

Voiced By: Mayuki Makiguchi (Japanese), Taylor Abrahamse (English)

The blader who knew about the Nemesis legend and went to seek out Ginga in order to help prevent it from happening. He becomes a Legendary Blader during his fight with Ryuga.


Voiced By: Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese)

A Legendary Blader who was barred from blading in his hometown because of how powerful he was. This doesn't stop him from getting Variares.


Voiced By: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Dan Petronijevic (English)

A Legendary Blader who tells the main cast more about Nemesis.


Voiced By: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese), Carman Menville (English)

A blader who works for hire since he lost the drive to compete for fun a long time ago. He becomes a Legendary Blader during his battle with Masamune and joins Nemesis' side not long after.

  • Break the Haughty: His expression shifts from smug superiority to desperation once Masamune figures out a way to get around his Bey's Nigh-Invulnerability by knocking it into the air, which then turns to Unstoppable Rage as he pulls out all the stops to avoid defeat.
  • The Chosen One: One of the Legendary Bladers; he stands for the season of Winter.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Being left by his friends, who couldn't catch up to him, made him really cynical.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Was with the Nemesis Bladers at first, turns to Ginga's side not too soon after.
  • Hired Guns: Claims to be a blader for hire, whatever that means.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: What his Bey is depicted as in the show. Thanks to its Bearing Drive, it can shrug off countless attacks without taking any damage whatsoever due to the drive essentially reducing all friction from attacks to near-zero. It's still vulnerable to certain attacks like being struck in midair or knocked out of the stadium.
  • Nightmare Face: How his Beyblade Orion manifests.
  • Only in It for the Money: He works as a blader for hire, and doesn't seem to mind whoever he works for as long as he gets paid. This was a result of being too strong and ostracized by his friends because of it.
  • Shonen Hair
  • Stone Wall: Subverted. Orion originally appears to be this in its fight with Striker, easily absorbing all its attacks without retaliating whatsoever (mind you that Striker is an extremely powerful Attack type whose attacks can normally give Legendary Beys a run for their money). However, once Chris decides to finish him off, Orion suddenly turns around and delivers a brutal series of attacks using its centrifugal force as power. And once Masamune manages to put Orion in a dangerous position, Chris activates his special and obliterates him in a single attack.


Voiced By: Susumu Chiba (Japanese)

A member of Beylin Fist. He joins Nemesis' side until he realizes just how bad Nemesis really is.


Voiced By: Satomi Arai (Japanese)

A shy young boy who becomes friends with Yu.

    Nemesis Bladers 



Voiced By: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese)

The last Legendary Blader and the most powerful at that. His goal is to turn the entire world to darkness.

  • Adaptive Armor: His Diablo Nemesis takes this Up to Eleven, being able to wield the powers of not only the Legendary Beys, but the powers of every opponent the Legendary Bladers had ever fought. This makes it so that it can switch between their powers at will to counter anything thrown at it - even using multiple powers at once on more than one occasion.
    • On a more technical level, Nemesis is one of two Beys that can switch between three wildly different performance tips at will. This means that it rapidly can swap between offensive, defensive, and stamina modes depending on the situation.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • The Chosen One: The last of the Legendary Bladers, who wields Nemesis.
  • The Dragon
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • The Juggernaut: His Nemesis is almost impossible to inflict reasonable damage to and can easily demolish anything that tries to attack it, all by virtue of his various Adaptive Armor abilities. It's also surprisingly fast for its bulk, making it a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Power Copying: The main ability of his bey.
  • Purple Is the New Black
  • Red Baron: The Child of Nemesis.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Voice of the Legion: His voice carries a permanent echo, even before he gets Nemesis.
  • World's Strongest Man: Rago is generally considered one of the most powerful villains, as well as one of the strongest bladers in the entire Beyblade franchise, and for good reason: He was one of the two bladers who managed to defeat Ryuga, who himself has a reputation for being one of the most powerful bladers, not only that, he curb stomped him at his prime with ease. If THAT wasn't enough, he has the powers of every Legendary Blader, as well as the powers of every opponent those bladers have ever faced. Given the large amount of strong opponents Gingka alone has fought, that should really tell you something. In the end, it took the powers of every Legendary Blader and the entire Beyblade world's power combined to defeat him, which Gingka barely won in the end. To cap it all off, he caused worldwide destruction and created a black sun almost the size of earth with his power alone.


Voiced By: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Japanese)

A blader who works with Rago in order to have Nemesis revived.

  • Sharp-Dressed Man: After getting rid of his all-covering outfit.
  • Evil Genius: Knows enough knowledge to rival Madoka, Yuki, and Dynamis and organized the steps for Nemesis' revival.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Believes King Hades prophecy is law.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Kenta became a Legendary Blader he became furious, and was willing to use any means necessary just to stop him from sealing Nemesis.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair


Voiced By: Isshin Chiba (Japanese)

A cat blader who works on the side of Nemesis.

  • Cat Boy: Not in the literal sense but very often behaves like a cat from leaping down from high places and meowing.
  • Cats Are Mean: A boy that acts like a cat that is working toward the revival of Nemesis.
  • Character Tic: Often "meows" mid sentence.
  • The Heavy: Though Rago and Nememis are the main antagonists, they don't appear until near the end of the series. And Pluto is just on the sidelines for the most part. They leave Johannes in charge of gathering up the Legendary Bladers and getting them to join their cause to revive Nemesis. This also results with Johannes confronting Ginga and the others many times throughout the season.
  • Light Is Not Good: His clothes are white and golden in color, making him seem almost angelic. This is somewhat countered by his dark hair and skin.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Johannes Hevelius, who discovered the Lynx constellation that Johannes' Beyblade represents.
  • Nice Hat
  • Panthera Awesome





    From The Movie 


A blader who is entrusted with Sol Blaze. He seeks out Pegasus so that he can use it fulfill Atlantida's prophecy.



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