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Eiko (A-ko) Magami
The protagonist of the series and Graviton High's newest transfer student. She's an attractive 16-year old, who's super fast, freakishly strong, and habitually late for class. All she wants is a perfect summer, where she hopes for a chance to meet a cute boy... if she didn't have to put up with B-ko and her gadgets.
- Action Girl: No matter the situation, A-ko will always be in the thick of it; from dealing with B-ko and her mech designs to thwarting full-blown alien invasions. In Uncivil Wars, she and B-ko work together as bounty hunters.
- Age Lift: She's 16 in the series proper, but her age is changed to 19 in A-ko the Versus.
- Childhood Friends: According to A-ko, she and C-ko have known each other since kindergarten.
- Cute Bruiser: What else would you call a girl who can heft mecha and toss 'em around like paperweights or casually tear chunks out of titanium alloy and circuitry? But she's not all muscle and is shown to be a looker.
- Doesn't Know Her Own Strength: A-ko forgets just how strong she is sometimes. Such as when she took a trip to a public pool without her wristbands and decided to do a high dive. She spiked the water hard enough that her entire upper body got stuck in the floor tiles and nearly drowned.
- Fiery Redhead: You do not want to piss her off (unless your name is "B-ko"), because of her immense strength and her penchant for violence.
- Good Morning, Crono: The original film opens with her waking up to a radio morning show, before getting ready for her first day at Graviton High.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Implied to be half Kryptonian, half Amazon at the end of the first movie.
- Hopeless Suitor: To Kei, because he only has eyes for C-ko.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: In Cinderella Rhapsody, she tells C-ko how she dreams of the perfect summer, where she'd find a boyfriend and spend romantic evenings with him.
- Lightning Bruiser: Moves at near hypersonic speeds, strong enough to tear up the landscape by simply running past it, and durable enough to withstand missile fire and direct hits from two story mecha.
- Lovely Angels: In Uncivil Wars, she and B-ko live together on a dune covered alien planet, where they work as bounty hunters.
- Luminescent Blush: She's prone to it whenever she's around Kei, or when she's daydreaming about him.
- Meaningful Name: Not only does the first Kanji of "Eiko" translate as "Hero", Megami translates as "Goddess", which given her mother is an Amazon, rather appropriate.
- Ms. Fanservice: Most of the toplessness and Panty Shots you'll see come from her.
- The first film opens with sunlight filtering through her nightshirt, revealing she isn't wearing a bra.
- In the pool scene, where she's stuck in the floor tiles, emphasis is placed on her legs and buttocks as she trying to pull herself free.
- During the alien invasion, B-ko accidentally drops her as she narrowly avoids an incoming missile. A-ko lands on the canopy of a fighter jet; giving the pilot (and the audience) a generous view up her skirt.
- Near the beginning of A-ko the Versus Blue Side/Uncivil Wars pt.2'', she's hunched over in the cabin of Maruten's ship. Which forces her to sit with her legs wide open, directly behind him; allowing him to look right at her crotch.
- And in the final scene, A-ko pulls down her shirt collar when she notices he's no longer with them. During which, we get to see both her fully exposed nipples.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: She pauses in the middle of her fight with Liza, when she hears B-ko call her name telepathically... right as she gets shot and killed by Gail.
- Nigh Invulnerable: A-ko's resilient enough to survive multiple barrages of B-ko's missile fire, being smashed through brick walls, and once withstood being crushed underfoot by a two story mecha, before forcing its foot off of her. Is it any wonder they need the defense force for her?
- Oh, Crap!: Her initial reaction when she realizes B-ko's finally become angry enough to face her directly.A-ko: (nervously) "L-look... can't we talk about this?"B-ko: "It's TOO LATE!!"
- Person of Mass Destruction: Applies to both her and B-ko. By the time of the second film, the city's defense force has created a special detachment specifically to contain the destruction caused by their fights! And in Cinderella Rhapsody, they now issue a citywide evacuation order once they get started again.
- Power Incontinence: Which is why she has to be mindful of what she's doing, especially if she isn't wearing her wristbands....
- Power Limiter: That's what her wristbands are designed for, which isn't revealed until Cinderella Rhapsody. Without them, a simple flick of her wrist was powerful enough to carve a fissure through the hull on Captain Napolitalita's ship!
- The Protagonist: Hence, her name being in the title of each film.
- Restraining Bolt: A-ko's wristbands reduce her powers to almost manageably safe levels.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Too bad the guy she's in love with wants her friend, C-ko, instead.
- Super Speed: She's fast enough that the aftertow rips apart concrete; leaving a swath of destruction in her wake. It's what lead B-ko to create Akagiyama-23, as it's the only way she can keep up with her.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: A-ko is the boyish one, while B-ko's and C-ko's femininity is more pronounced. She later desperately wants to change this by trying to embrace her femininity in order to attract guys. But, so far, no good.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite the initial impression she gives off, A-ko isn't totally devoid of femininity. She prides herself on her appearance, in hopes of attracting a cute boy, and goes shopping for dresses to make herself more presentable.
- Waif-Fu: A-ko is only the size of an ordinary teenage girl but is strong enough to destroy everything around her.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With B-ko, in the Uncivil Wars continuity.
Biko (B-ko) Daitokuji
As the heiress of the Daitokuji Family and an honors student at Graviton High, B-ko commands a great deal of respect. At least, she would, if it weren't for her over inflated ego, or if she wasn't also a bully with her sights set on claiming C-ko for herself. Naturally, this puts her at odds with A-ko, who won't stand for it.
- Academic Alpha Bitch: She's often bored by the material Ms. Ayumi has them study because she already knows it. At one point, reciting a passage from memory, when called upon in class.
- Age Lift: Her age is changed from 17 to 21 in the A-ko the Versus continuity.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: B-ko is a rare case, where all three apply to the same character:
- The series often emphasizes her beauty, from bath scenes, to when she's tossing her hair over her shoulder for effect. In A-ko the Versus both Grash and Gail took note of her, with the latter remarking on her eyes twice and he becomes romantically involved with her.
- Her intellect is self-evident, given she's capable of conceptualizing mecha overnight and can have them ready to go by morning. In Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group, she was able to fully repair Ms. Napolitalita's ship in a single evening. But her crowning achievement is Akagiyama-23, which allows her to fight A-ko on equal footing.
- Finally, there's her power. B-ko may look dainty, but she can lift a spider tank and toss it several hundred meters and is resilient enough to take a full powered kick from A-ko. And their fight in Cinderella Rhapsody revealed she was capable of matching her even without her battle armor!
- Bishie Sparkle: Sometimes used for effect when B-ko tosses her hair. At other times, she'll be seen surrounded by sparkles and rose petals.
- Bi the Way: Her heart's set on C-ko, which causes her to struggle with her newfound feelings for Kei. In Cinderella Rhapsody she wonders if she can have both but then settles for Kei. In A-ko the Versus, she falls in love with Gail.
- Bottomless Magazines: Averted in the original film, where B-ko is shown reloading missile packs twice. In the second instance, she noted it was her last one. It's played straight from the second film onwards.
- Chainmail Bikini: Akagiyama-23 is an armored suit, designed specifically to enhance her speed and reflexes to match A-ko's. It's her crowning achievement.
- Cute and Psycho: First seen midway into the original film, when the stress from A-ko defeating several of her mecha begins to take its toll on her. She's shown muttering to herself with a psychotic smirk while drafting her next design:B-ko: "Just you wait, A-ko... Revenge will be sweet, sweet, sweet! And you, A-ko, are GOING TO die, DIE, DIIIEEE!!"(her pen finally snaps in half from the stress of steadily being pressed into the desktop)B-ko: (stifles laugh, then...) "Haha... HEH! MWAHAAHAHAHAAA!!"
- Daddy's Girl: Zigzagged. Mr. Daitokuji adores his daughter and admires her ingenuity, except for when it's costing him a fortune to finance her designs. Or when she and A-ko interfere in his plans by demolishing his designs for the city's defense force.
- Dark Action Girl: She's initially A-ko's counterpart, and only teams up with her out of necessity. But in the latter two films, she becomes a more traditional heroine.
- Deuteragonist: Her status as heiress to Daitokuji Family and A-ko's rival makes her the series next most pivotal character.
- Embarrassing but Empowering Outfit: By now, Akagiyama-23 must seem pretty badass, but there's a questionable design issue: it's skimpy and comes with a visor. When she first reveals it at school, it causes A-ko and the other students to laugh at her... until she starts kicking A-ko's ass with it.
- Evil Laugh: Whenever she loses her shit. Meaning, whenever she cracks after losing to A-ko.
- Freudian Excuse: Doubles as her Motive Rant, once she finally loses her composure with A-ko, due to complaining about being late for class again.B-ko: (angrily, with tears) "Is that all you care about?? Being a "good girl"?! Charming the teachers?! Well! Naturally, it's never occurred to you that some children just aren't born with the same charm! But what do you care? You've always been the heroine, while I had to be the one everyone says is spoiled! Okay, if they say I'm 'the bad girl', then that's what I'm GONNA BE!!"
- Gadgeteer Genius: As previously noted under Beauty, Brains and Brawn.
- HeelFace Turn: For much of the original film, she's its primary antagonist due to her grudge against A-ko. From the second film onwards, she grows closer to her, but never to the point of actually becoming friends.
- Hopeless Suitor: To both C-ko and Kei, for the reasons covered in A-ko's section.
- It Runs in the Family: There's two things she and her father share in common: 1. they excel at mechanical designs 2.) they're both batshit insane, which usually shows when they're pissed.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: To further contrast her with A-ko. While hers is just past shoulder-length, B-ko's reaches the small of her back.
- Lovely Angels: She's A-ko's partner in the A-ko the Versus continuity.
- Macross Missile Massacre: B-ko's signature attack is her "Akagiyama Missile", which she can fire in short bursts, or in a continuous barrage.
- Made of Iron: Despite her delicate appearance, her body's rock solid. As seen during her first battle with A-ko, when the latter sent her flying down the hall with a full-powered kick. B-ko struck the wall with enough force to leave a body print (which shook the building) but was only briefly stunned by it.
- Not So Above It All: Though typically a stickler for proper conduct, there is one exception: she can't. Stand. A-ko because she keeps beating her. So B-ko will stop at nothing to beat her into submission.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: At first, B-ko seems dependent on her mecha to do her fighting. But once she reaches her breaking point, she decides to deal with A-ko personally... and starts winning. It's at that point A-ko and the audience realizes B-ko is not to be taken lightly.
- The Ojou: The Daitokujis are fabulously wealthy, to where B-ko has servants of her own. Her classmates: Asa, Ine, Ume, and Mari.
- Ojou Ringlets: The pair of locks that frame the sides of B-ko's face are curled.
- Our Hero Is Dead: In Uncivil Wars, B-ko tries to stop Gail on her own, while A-ko's busy fighting Liza. Gail shoots her through the chest, killing her on the spot. Then leaves the body as a warning to A-ko. Moments after they're gone, Maruten appears and brings B-ko back to life.
- Proper Lady: As a result of her status and upbringing, B-ko is very well-mannered, soft-spoken, dresses properly for all occasions, and strictly adheres to proper conduct... except when it comes to A-ko.
- Psycho Lesbian: She wants C-ko and she's determined to pound the tar out of A-ko if that's what it takes. The latter films downplay it, as she develops feelings for Kei.
- Rich Bitch: Small wonder that she has such a HUGE ego, given that her family's loaded. B-ko often flaunts her status to belittle A-ko or in her attempts to impress C-ko.
- The Rival: Of all the people who have tried, only B-ko has been able to match A-ko's ability. Their fights occasionally end in a stalemate. Though, even when she loses, it's usually by a narrow margin.
- Token Yuri Girl: The nature of her feelings for another girl is the clearest.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She lives with A-ko in Uncivil Wars, where they're on somewhat friendlier terms.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: Which what draws Gail to her, after she survives being shot by him. Later when she confronts him at his lair, he remarks that her eyes captivate him, before they share a kiss.
- White-Haired Pretty Girl: The color varies by film - ranging from silvery grey to light purple.
Shiiko (C-ko) Kotobuki
The third member of the series' core trio. C-ko has been friends with A-ko since they were in kindergarten and is firmly attached to her as a result. Her childlike appearance and behavior set her apart from A-ko and B-ko, which is often used to comical effect.
- Age Lift: In A-ko the Versus, her age is reduced from 17 to 10.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In the comic version of Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group, her first reaction upon seeing all of the agents draw their weapons is, "Oooh, look at all the shiny guns!"
- Because You Were Nice to Me: A-ko used to protect her from B-ko when they were kids, which made her a hero to C-ko. They've been inseparable ever since.
- Bratty Half-Pint: In A-ko the Versus, which cranks the "brat" factor up by 11 since she's younger.
- Childhood Friends: With A-ko, as noted in her section.
- The Cutie: Her antics aside, she's so adorable that few can resist her charm, including Mari, which is why A-ko and B-ko are both so fiercely protective of her.
- Distressed Damsel: The Alpha Cygnans kidnap her twicenote during the series. Whereas in A-ko the Versus, she gets abducted by Grash and Liza instead. A-ko and B-ko join forces to rescue her each time.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: C-ko is revealed to be the lost princess the Alpha Cygnans are searching for in the first movie.
- Genki Girl: She's so energetic that A-ko gets exhausted dealing with her sometimes.
- The Glomp: You'll often see her latched onto A-ko' arm while they're out shopping, or taking in the sights, and she's especially prone to it when she's scared. At that point, she's even willing to glomp B-ko.
- I Choose to Stay: Both times the Alpha Cygnans have tried to return her to her home planet, she's flatly refused. She'd rather remain on Earth with A-ko, B-ko, and Mari.
- The Ingenue: C-ko is described in the in one of the Japanese promos as "innocence personified." Naturally, this makes her the helpless damsel in distress in the series.
- Kawaiiko: She embodies Japanese cuteness.
- Lethal Chef: She once fixed a bento boxed lunch for A-ko that was so terrible, a single bite made her face rapidly change color four times before she blew fire and passed out. The same thing happened to her when she tried it herself. It also happened to D, despite her efforts to contain it.
- MacGuffin Person Reveal: D's reports initially lead the audience to assume that A-ko is the lost princess they're looking for because she notes the speed of A-ko approach each morning. However, it ends up being a Red Herring as the reports were actually about C-ko.
- Mundane MacGuffin Person: C-ko doesn't have any powers. The Alpha Cygnans simply want her to return home with them because she's their missing princess.
- Naïve Everygirl: While C-ko is not a saint, she is innocent and optimistic, and she believes in love and friendship. Instead of the standard bullies, she has weird shit happening to her at times. She has issues with being alone. She also has the "lovesick girl" aspect as well.
- No Indoor Voice: She's so hyperactive that she can barely contain herself at times. A-ko will often tell her to lower her voice, but it rarely works. Such as the following exchange, when they first introduce themselves to the class:A-ko: (at C-ko) "C-ko, shut UP! You're embarrassing me!"C-ko: (giggling) "I don't care. "Let it all hang out!" I always say!"
- Ocular Gushers: If you make her cry, you'd best break out the umbrella and the earplugs.
- Odd Friendship: Mari is the one C-ko forms the closest attachment to besides A-ko and has been known to give her gifts on occasion. This has caused Mari to develop a soft spot for her.
- Older Than They Look: She is 17, but you'd never know it from the way she looks, acts, or sounds. She could easily pass for 12-13 instead.
- Ordinary Highschool Student: C-ko is the only one out of the three that doesn't have any superpowers or special abilities. Aside from the fact that she's the Alpha Cygnans' lost princess, she's the same as the other students at Graviton High.
- Out of Focus: She barely gets any screentime from the moment she's kidnapped in A-ko the Versus. Half of what little time she does get is spent being possessed by Xena.
- Parental Abandonment: According to one of the artbooks, she was adopted by a wealthy old couple who indulged her. However, they died sometime before the story began, making her an orphan, at least until she meets her mother in FINAL.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: She is seen wearing pink often.
- Prone to Tears: It doesn't take much to make C-ko cry, especially if anyone yells at her. Also, the thought of being alone frightens her.
- Rags to Royalty: From orphan to alien princess.
- Security Cling: Invoked whenever she's frightened. She's even willing to glomp B-ko if no one else is available.
- Take a Third Option: At the end of The Final, rather than choose between A-ko or B-ko, she decides to just be best friends with everyone.
- Third-Person Person: In Japanese, she often refers to herself in the third person.
- Token Mini-Moe: Compared to A-ko and B-ko or any of B-ko's squad (except Ume). She is a milder example, as she is the same age as the other girls and isn't abnormally short. She becomes a more traditional example in A-ko the Versus due to being younger.
- Weirdness Magnet: Whenever C-ko is the Distressed Damsel, it's usually because she's this.
- Womanchild: If you see 17-year-olds as women, then C-ko is one, as she has the personality, cuteness, vulnerability, and dependence of a child.
- Her level of understanding is also like that of a child's, such as failing to grasp why A-ko is interested in finding a boyfriend. She also doesn't realize why Kei is in love with her (not that C-ko wants to).
- Sometimes she has moments of brattiness, mainly when she's bored, or if she thinks anything's diverting A-ko's attention away from her. She's prone to throwing full-blown tantrums if she doesn't get her way and will even run away crying.
The Alpha Cygnans
- Amazon Brigade: They're an all-female fighting force of elite pilots and combat troops, who smashed through Earth's defenses and appeared to be unstoppable. Unfortunately for them, they made the mistake of getting caught in the middle of A-ko and B-ko's fighting.
- Human Aliens: They look indistinguishable from humans.
- One-Gender Race: As noted in the preceding entry; including Captain Napolipolita and D.
Formerly a captain of her own battleship, which was destroyed in her attempt to capture C-ko and bring her home with them. Since then, she's reduced to acting as hostess and fashions her ship into an interstellar resort to earn the money she needs to repair it.
- The Captain: When we first see her, she's composed and uses sound judgment, giving the ideal impression of a ship's captain. As long as she has booze, that is....
- Characterization Marches On: By the time of Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group, she appears to be over her drinking problem and spends the rest of the series sober. However, in FINAL she goes back to drinking and beng kicked out of bars, which causes her to miss her chance to return home due to stopping on the way for a drink.
- Cool Shades: She's only seen without them once when one side of her shades briefly slips partway down the bridge of her nose.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Her singing is painfully bad to hear, as demonstrated by the guests of a dinner party on Earth in Cinderella Rhapsody.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Said almost verbatim twice:'Captain Napolipolita: (clutching chest)'' "AHHH! Quick, over there!"A-ko: (surprised) "W-why?? What's wrong?"Captain Napolipolita: "...on the counter... gotta have a drink!"
Captain Napolipolita: (hysterical laugh) "Ahahaha! Take that you dirty rats!"(stops firing and clutches both sides of her head)Captain Napolipolita:' "AAAHH!! I GOTTA HAVE A DRIIIIIII~IINNK!!"
- The second she says it, is during a full-blown meltdown while wielding a Gatling gun!
- Lady Drunk: She steadily loses her composure as her supply of liquor begins to run out. By the time A-ko confronts her on the ship's bridge, she's already showing signs of withdrawal.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: In the original film, she can almost pass for a Bishōnen male, as long as she's wearing her shades. The other films make her look less attractive.
- Parody: Of Captain Harlock, as Napolipolita wears nearly the exact same outfit, right down to the color scheme, which is as far as the similarity goes.
- Quickly-Demoted Woman: From ship's captain to resort hostess.
- There's No Place Like Home: After wandering deep space for 16 years straight on a mission to rescue a princess, Napolipolita's only wish was to return home. Her severe homesickness has likely contributed to her addiction to alcohol.
Though never officially stated, she's presumably either Captain Napolipolita's second-in-command or her most trusted subordinate. In the original film, she's assigned with gathering intel on their lost princess' whereabouts but gets thwarted by A-ko and B-ko. From then on, she and Napolipolita try to come up with ways to convince C-ko to change her mind. It never works.
- Battle Bikini: A straighter example than the Akagiyama-23, since D's combat attire is a lightly-armored breastplate and a thong. But the gloves and boots are plain leather.
- BFS: D's height and muscle mass make it appear to be a normal sword. Its actual size doesn't become apparent until A-ko disarms her, revealing the blade is almost twice her body length.
- Cool Shades: Worn as part of her 'spy' look in the first film. She ditches them for the remainder of the series.
- Gonk: Picture a giant musclebound man, with big puffy lips, wearing makeup. That's D in a nutshell, except she's a woman.
- The Heavy: She's their field agent, and she was the one who fought A-ko when she infiltrated their ship.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: She and Napolipolita both look and sound like men in drag, whereas all the other Alpha Cygnans look and sound like normal females.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: While D's size and combat prowess are impressive by normal human standards, she's aware that she pales in comparison to A-ko and B-ko.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: D spends most of the first film wearing three-piece detective garb and shades. But it's hilariously subverted, once A-ko finally realizes D and the rest of the Alpha Cygnans are all women.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: It finally dawns on A-ko when she lands in the ship's laundry room and sees it's filled with nothing but women's undergarments.
B-ko's fabulously wealthy and eccentric father. Also the head of the Daitokuji Financial Conglomerate. While he shares his daughter's mechanical genius, he lacks her enhanced strength and resilience. Were it not for his oddball antics, he'd almost be "normal".
- Bishie Sparkle: It quickly becomes apparent where B-ko gets it from, as his also includes sparkles and rose petals the same as his daughter's.
- To A-ko and B-ko, whose constant fighting almost always results in the destruction of the mecha he designs for the city's defense force. Which, in turn, costs him millions in setbacks.
- Shifts into full-blown Iron Butt-Monkey status at the conclusion of the second film, when he uses a copy of Akagiyama 23 to try to support the weight of Napolitalita's battleship. A feat which even A-ko found impossible. Since he lacks her superstrength, it ends as well as you'd expect.
- Expy: Goofiness aside, he looks so much like Tony Stark that it's hard to believe the animation company wasn't sued.
- It Runs in the Family: He and B-ko are both mechanical geniuses, capable of literally conceptualizing mech designs overnight (though B-ko appears to be better at it). They're also batshit insane, which mainly shows when they're agitated.
- Mood-Swinger: He can switch from reasonable and insightful one moment, to completely comical the next, depending on the scene and who he's interacting with.
- Muggle: As previously noted, Mr. Daitokuji doesn't have the same physical capability as his daughter. Which is why he has to rely on the defense force to get things done.
- Shipper on Deck: Downplayed, as he has no real stake in whether Ms. Ayumi successfully marries Kei. He's simply acting as their go-between on behalf of both their families. Though he hopes it will give his daughter and A-ko one less thing to fight over.
- The Team Benefactor: To Graviton City's defense force. He bankrolls their division and supplies them with advanced aircraft and mecha, in exchange for their services in trying to stop his daughter and A-ko from demolishing the city during their fights.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Between the two of them, B-ko is the more reserved level-headed one, whereas her father is mainly portrayed as an oddball.
One of the few recurring male characters in the series, who's first introduced in Cinderella Rhapsody. Not much is known about him, other than he apparently comes from a prestigious familynote and is of marriageable age. He quickly becomes the object of A-ko's, B-ko's, and Ms. Ayumi's affections, but the one he wants is C-ko.
- Arranged Marriage: Used as one of the main plot points in Final, which has Kei's parents arranging a marriage between him and Ms. Ayumi - with Mr. Daitokuji acting as their go-between.
- Bishie Sparkle: Moreso then B-ko. The scene where he first removes his bike helmet is accompanied by sparkles, a flowery background, and soft music.
- Bishōnen: It's the reason all three girls fall in love with him at first sight.
- Chick Magnet: He's such a dreamboat, that A-ko and Ms. Ayumi both fell for him immediately. B-ko initially struggles with her feelings for him before finally giving in, and Mari has the hots for him too.
- Covert Pervert: In Final, when Mr. Daitokuji asks Kei what his favorite movie is, he turns beet red in mortification and admits it's Deep Throat.
- Crash-Into Hello: Narrowly avoided, when C-ko runs out into the middle of the street, directly in the path of his motorcycle. Kei swerves and hits the brakes at the last moment.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Kei has never wronged C-ko in any way and is shown to be well-mannered. She hates him simply because he unintentionally diverts A-ko's attention away from her.
- Hopeless Suitor: To C-ko. Both times that he confesses his feelings for her, she bluntly replies that she hates him.
- Love at First Sight:
- It's the immediate effect he had on A-ko and Ms. Ayumi, who was more than willing to marry him, despite Kei being younger than her.
- Kei suffers the same effect himself after he narrowly avoids running C-ko over on his motorcycle.
- Oblivious to Love: He utterly fails to recognize A-ko and B-ko's feelings for him, no matter how much they blush or attempt to flirt. The only reason Ms. Ayumi did any better was because his parents tried to wed him to her.
- Parodied Trope: It's possible that he was meant to parody satellite love interests and Chick Magnet type characters, given all three women instantly fall for him for his looks alone. Though he wound up being a Parody Failure, due to A-ko/B-ko shippers' dislike of his character.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: At all times. In Cinderella Rhapsody he wears a black leather jacket and jeans. During the marriage meeting in Final, he's dressed in a formal black and grey tuxedo with coattails, and switches to a white one for the ceremony itself.