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Jehanne d'Arc
A young girl who lived with her family in the town of Domrémy in 1425. Riz Hawkwood and Cube sought her out after learning her potential. She would later be burned at the stake for being accused as a witch. Her wish was to have the power to bring light to France.

  • Adorkable: Tart becomes this when she starts to talk about God's miracles performed by Cube.
  • Expy: She bears a strong resemblance to Ruler with her braid intact. Then again, they're based on the same person.
  • Glacier Waif: Because she has a very Awesome, but Impractical energy usage as an attacker, she's mostly trained to fight a defensive battle. After training, it turns out Tart can tank damage that killed her previously.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Defends Melissa from an attack by Corbeau and Fléche. She gets revived by Melissa's wish.
    • It turns out that her execution is basically this; Tart has becomes something that is not a magical girl nor a witch because of Riz' wish and last actions, and she holds on her transformation into a witch for a long time to finally strike Isabeau down. However, she can't hold it for too long, deliberately walks away with the English army to be executed to finally die without turning into a witch, as the witch of a magical girl who struck down the witch who engulfed France would be even worse than her - potentially devouring the entire Europe.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Her main powers involve light magic and are very flashy and powerful.
  • Hope Bringer: Her appearance causes instant morale boost for the French army. Those who hero-worship her are avenging her death in their own ways against those who murder her, however indirectly; for example, de Richemont successfully drives off de la Trémoille from the French court because he was the most contrary of Tart and had a lot of influence on Charles VII's decisions to delay Tart's plans to liberate Paris.
  • Important Haircut: She left her braid at her sister's grave.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Tart is utterly pure, sinless, and virtuous. Whenever her Soul Gem clouds, it's because of the sheer amount of magic she uses, not out of despair. In fact, she seems completely resistant to Kyubey's usual despair-inducing tactics. When she finds out that Soul Gems are literal souls, she amusingly gushes over how it proves that Kyubey is a angel because he can crystalize the very souls that were saved by Jesus Christ. Upon finding out that all witches were formerly magical girls, she's initially shocked and unsure, but soon reaffirms her vow to save France and keep moving forward.
  • Lady of War: Given that she's the Joan of Arc.
  • Light Is Good: Upon being contracted, a massive light can be seen from all over France.
  • Power Incontinence: Tart has such immense power that when she uses it to defeat witches, her Soul Gem is quickly dirtied. A mysterious magical girl that she rescued before the battle of Orléans gives her the sword of St. Catherine to help with that.
  • Religious Bruiser: Kicks ass and is a very devout Catholic.

Riz Hawkwood
Riz Visconti
A mercenary who traveled with Cube to find a girl with magical potential. Her journey led her to the town of Domrémy where Tart lives. She accompanies Tart throughout her journey. Her wish was to find a hero that would save the world.

  • Action Girl: Riz's first meeting with Tart has her saving the latter from the bell witch.
  • The Comically Serious: When put up with Tart's musings of God at work.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her power is manipulation of shadow, of which she can freely use as Shadow Pin, Combat Tentacles, Hammerspace, or enhancing Tart's power because her wish makes her the 'shadow' to Tart's 'light', and taller the shadow means brighter the light.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Riz uses shadows to create a pocket dimension for her and the rest of the gang to hide in.
    • Symbolically, it goes even further than this. Shadows are the servants of the light, and their presence makes the light even more striking. Likewise, Riz tirelessly supports Tart as the shadow to her light. This is even reflected in her wish, as she wished to be the one from whom a new, true hero would spring and not the hero herself.
  • Deal with the Devil: In a literal sense. Riz's most powerful attack, "The Gates of Hell", drags a person inside forever at the cost of her own body.
  • Expy: Of Homura. However, she has never personally known Tart beforehand and primarily uses shadow magic.
  • Failure Knight: Her wish to find a hero that will save the world caused her to Walking the Earth searching for any girl with potential prior meeting Tart. She failed several times, leaving a trail of dead magical girls who died trying to be a hero.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Uses The Gates of Hell to kill Lapin, who otherwise couldn't be harmed, at the cost of her own life.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Despite being quite aloof at first and her general powerset, Riz is a pretty straight forward heroic character. She's chivalrous, brave, and soft-hearted. Her background before she joins Tart in her quest is pretty much being a Knight Errant, which contrast with her grandfather John Hawkwood, who despite allying himself with the House of Visconti through marriage, still went with his 'as long the price is right' way of mercenary.
  • Meaningful Name: Her real last name is a reference to Sir John Hawkwood.
  • The Mentor: Serves as this to Tart and Catherine in practicing the sword for three years. She's also the most experienced.
  • Shadow Walker: Riz can pop in and out of the shadows with a swirl of her cape, shadow-travel short distances to get the edge on her opponents, and even hide her friends in there.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Before the official translation came out, most fans assumed her name was Liz, which is an actual name in the Western world. However, she's actually called Riz.
  • The Strategist: Just look at the girls' second fight against Corbeau. Riz basically identifies Corbeau's power, calculates her power's limitation, renders that power impotent and arranges a counter attack by exploiting the "100 meters distance between the Soul Gem and the body" rule, all while after only pulling her friends for a brief moment of strategic retreat.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Tart Magica is as much Riz' story as Tart's.

Melissa de Vignolles
Child of La Hire
Daughter of the famous La Hire, Étienne de Vignolles, Melissa works as a maid and follows her father around. She first meets Tart in Chinon when the latter came to see the Dauphin Charles VII. Her wish was to save Tart and her father after Corbeau and her henchman mortally wounded them.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Elisa learned the hard way not to insult Tart.
  • Combat Medic: In addition to healing, she has offensive magic powerful enough to leave a gaping hole in the bridge leading to Orléans.
  • Daddy's Girl: She follows and supports her father La Hire into the frontline, despite she's not a combatant and knowing how dangerous his line of work is. It was because he's extremely repentant of his previous Disappeared Dad way, pursuing his military career not knowing that his wife was pregnant of Melissa until he found out that her entire family was wiped out by a plague and Melissa was 6 years old.
  • Disintegrator Ray: Her most powerful attack rips apart matter itself as an inversion of her usual power.
  • Heroic Bastard: She was born before her father and mother could get married. However, after some struggle her father accepts her as his child.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Despite looking like a dainty girl, Melissa is characterized of her Unstoppable Rage as much as her father. Just like La Hire, she's a staunch supported of La Pucelle, is overprotective of her, bravely facing an opponent that is above her league if it can save people she loves, has a Vitriolic Best Buds from the nobility, and a pretty strong drunkard.
  • Meido: In her civilian form, since her job before meeting Tart was looking after soldiers.
  • Nice Hat: A little top hat affixed to a headband in her magical girl form.
  • Shock and Awe: Her pole-arm is constantly crackling with electricity.
  • White Mage: Part of the effects of her wish gave her healing powers.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Literally.

    The Villains 


The first antagonistic magical girl shown in the series. She is fighting for the side of the English. Her wish was that her mother would become immune to magical girl attacks.

  • Cats Are Mean: Minou means kitty in French, and she is very, very mean.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Isabeau might be the main villain the the last battle, but Minou might as well be the Final Boss from how much influence she has in said fight.
  • Psycho Supporter: To her "mother" Isabeau.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: She succeeded to execute Tart, but she loses her sisters from her machination, her beloved mother dies and her goals are thwarted, Tart is still revered as a saint to this day, and she loses her power on the top of that. Minou exits the story a broken woman, only capable of crying quietly beside Isabeau's corpse, and is not being remembered by anyone.
  • Sanity Slippage: She loses it more and more as she loses her sisters, eventually reduced to screaming about Jeanne being a heretic.
  • She Is All Grown Up: A flashback shows that when she was younger, she's obviously the youngest of the three sisters, even compared to the already young-looking Lapin. In the present, she's a very shapely young woman.
  • Whip It Good: Minou likes to use a cat 'o' nine tails.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She straight-up kills Corbeau once it becomes apparent that she cares more about protecting her sisters than forwarding Isabeau's agenda.


The second antagonistic magical girl on the side of the English.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: She attacks mostly hand-to-hand, even though her weapon is the feathers from her Perpetual Molt cape. Might have something to do with her Combat Sadomasochist tendencies.
  • Bifauxnen: Corbeau is, for the lack of better word, handsome. She's lean and muscular, her cape makes her shoulders very wide, she has a firm jawline compared to other female characters, and she has a habit to seduce servant girls and often succeed mostly because she's just that handsome.
  • Blood Knight: Loves to "play" with other magical girls.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Laughs when both inflicting pain and receiving it.
  • The Corruption: She has the power to force other magical girls to take on her Soul Gem's impurities, and can spread the Black Plague.
  • Plague Doctor: Her mask, combined with her power to spread the Black Death, makes her this in motif.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: While she's Lady Looks Like a Dude otherwise, when she appears in front of the English war council, she's wearing a very nice dress and wide-brimmed hat, does her hair a little, and sits mildly cross-legged. She looks less like a mad warrior and more like a masquerade ball dancer.


The oldest, yet youngest-looking, of the sisters fighting for the side of the English. Her wish was to return her mother back from a witch into a magical girl, granting her immortality.

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Subverted. She runs into an ambush by herself and is seemingly swiftly dispatched, only to turn into a witch and then back into a magical girl afterwards, completely unharmed.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: It is implied she is in love with her sisters. Though it's possible that they're not blood-related, they still consider themselves a family.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Lain is first seen in the story playing and swinging around a severed arm of a French soldier's dead corpse.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: As a witch, she can attract all weapons to herself, rendering magical girls unable to fight.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: She is impossible to kill. Even when she turns into a witch, she will just turn back into a magical girl when killed.
  • Perpetual-Motion Monster: Because her power of changing witches back into magical girl, she practically can't be stopped even when tainting her Soul Gem beyond limit. She full-blown takes advantage of that one quirk in battle by being the one with most endurance when it comes to magic. Thus, Riz is forced to sacrifice herself to drag Lapin into an endless darkness and seal her there forever.
  • Sanity Slippage: She loses her mind completely when Corbeau is killed.
  • Younger than She Looks: She's the eldest of the three sisters, yet looks the youngest. It seems to be the side-effect of her personal magic, as when she turns back into human after turning witch, she looks younger than her already-young appearance.



The main Incubator of Tart's story, the one who gives information about being a magical girl and their eventual fate, and a surprisingly honorable companion to Tart and her group.


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