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All the Cures

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Respectively pink, red, yellow, green, and blue. It even shows in their respective neck ribbons on those occasions where they wear the standard Altair uniform, or else a variation thereof.
  • Cool Crown: Their princess-style tiaras as Cures, more pimped-out than those tiaras worn by the Smile Cures.
  • Custom Uniform: One wears a tunic, another wears a tank top and jean shorts, two of the others wear a tutu, and still another wears an Idol Singer-style dress. However, nobody on the rhythmic gymnastics side, especially not of Pretty Cure, wears a single standardized uniform (unless you count pink tights and ballerina shoes as standardized).
  • Dance Battler: It's rhythmic gymnastics, what did you expect?
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Again, this is a series about rhythmic gymnastics.
  • Giant Waist Ribbon: Averted. The Cures all wear ribbons tied around their waists (and in the case of Cure Clubs, it doubles as a belt for her shorts), but while somewhat large, the bows are pretty modestly-sized, and the tails are also mercifully short.
  • Hypothetical Casting: The author has named Japanese, English, and Spanish voice actors for each role, as named in the individual characters' trope lists.
  • Opera Gloves: All of them wear this with their Cure costumes, and most even incorporate it into their formalwear.
  • Painting the Medium: When they're Pretty Cure, their dialogue is written in their theme colors.
  • She-Fu: Done by everyone to some degree.

Hitomi Ichinose/Cure Twirl

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: He does this by the bridge.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: A minor example at first, and he's mellowed somewhat since pulling a few Leeroys in his first couple of spring training games with the Tigers.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Done visually whenever he's wearing a leotard without a skirt so as to avert Fan Disservice, which much to his embarrassment is itself invoked In-Universe on at least two occasions.
    Tsumugi: And for God's sake, mate, put a skirt on!
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a scholarship who puts his karate and rhythmic gymnastics training to use against the Nightmare Beauties and the Hebinodoku to great effect.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: In a mixed gender example, the brains to Saeko's beauty and Tsumugi's brawn.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Pretty Cure Elegant Spiral, which is exactly what you think it is.
  • Gender-Blender Name
  • Girly Skirt Twirl:
    • Upon transforming outside of the music room in episode 3 during a Hebinodoku attack (and somehow ending up inside of the music room at the end of his henshin sequence). Saeko's reaction is priceless.
      Saeko: KAWAI~!
    • He does this again in episode 8 with his rhythmic gymnastics performance dress. Both Tsumugi and Saeko react predictably.
    • In episode 10, he manages to catch Tsumugi off guard by doing this with the Altair girls' uniform.
      Tsumugi: Surprisingly, I never imagined you'd look cute dressed as an Altair schoolgirl.
  • Gone Swimming, Clothes Stolen: Happens to him in episode 6, though that time it's more a case of Gone Clothes Shopping, Jeans Stolen. Said jeans are confiscated by Tsumugi for the remainder of the day.
  • Groin Attack: Attempted on him during the Red Sox spring training game, but he saw it coming and turned fast enough for the beanball to strike his hip instead. Like Yukari, he refuses to let the injury sideline him.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: On his days off, he wears a black leather jacket.
  • Hot-Blooded: Especially early on.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Yuki Tokiwa (Japanese), Rupert Grint (English), and Luis Daniel Ramirez (Spanish), per Word of God.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: He doesn't particularly excel as far as stats go, with his highest marks being in terms of strategy (where Itsuko excels) and offense (where Tsumugi excels).
  • James Bondage: Happens to him on occasion when a Hebinodoku puts him in peril. Lampshaded in episode 2, when he even calls himself a Damsel in Distress.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He got put out courtesy of double plays, caught fly balls, and even on one occasion the infield fly rule fairly often (and only scored one hit) in his first couple of games on account of this.
  • Leotard of Power: As Cure Twirl.
  • Made of Iron: Even in his civilian form, he can take it as well as he can dish it, if not better than that. And like hell he'd let injuries stop him from playing baseball!
  • Magic Skirt: Done to avert Artistic License – Biology as much as possible.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine boy to Tsumugi's masculine girl. Of course, he's only feminine in comparison to Tsumugi; he is in fact more masculine than the other Cures.
  • Meido: He wears such a costume on no less than three occasions. The first time, Tsumugi forces him into a pink maid dress just because. The second time, he wears the pink maid dress to his homeroom's maid cafe. The third and final time, he wears a different maid dress for a School Play of "The Dancing Princesses".
  • Mini Dress Of Power: As Cure Twirl.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: His karategi is blue, and he's a fan of the Sentai genre.
  • Pink Heroine: A male example. Most of his Cure costume, save for his Opera Gloves and much of his skirt, is pink.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Apart from his school/rhythmic gymnastics uniform and his Cure Twirl costume, he does this in episode 6 with his casual clothes (though it's not like he had much choice).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a karateka and a rhythmic gymnast. He also actually wears pink with many of his outfits, including his festival kimono. Plus, in the Crossover episodes featuring characters from Sailor Moon Crystal, he cosplays as Sailor Moon (the real Sailor Moon does a double take upon first seeing him in that outfit, of course).
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy guy to Tsumugi's energetic girl.
  • She-Fu: His specialty as a Cure, though he'll use Good Old Fisticuffs as needed.
  • Signature Move: His finisher, Pretty Cure Elegant Spiral, performed with his weapon of choice, the Graceful Ribbon.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Though not the only one with green eyes, he's the only redhead in the main cast.
  • Star-Derailing Role: Averted In-Universe; the Tigers manager considered benching him after his abysmal performance at the bat against the Eagles during spring training but decided to give him two more chances to get at least one hit in, though he does sit out against the Astros (mainly because of his karate class), which makes his next game as a starter a showdown against the Gamma Rays. When he does show up to the Astros game during the 7th inning, he comes up to the plate in the 9th inning and makes a well-calculated sacrifice bunt. It proves to be futile in the end, as the Astros win with a double play that takes out both Chikara and Subaru, but the manager did compliment him on his sole move at the plate.
    Manager: I think I should keep you in the lineup. On days you don't have your karate class, that is.
  • Taken for Granite: In episode 5, along with Tsumugi, Saeko, and Ana.
  • Teleportation Sickness: The further he teleports using his Twirl Teleport, the greater the risk of this. Going from the cheerleading camp back to the baseball field at the end of episode 2, for example, causes him to get a bit sick in the stomach and worry he may have lost a portion of his upper arm (he didn't, thankfully).
  • Took a Level in Badass: During spring training, he could barely get a hit in the first game but managed to hit one clear out of the park in the fifth game.
  • Town Girls: In a mixed gender example, the neither to Tsumugi's butch and Saeko's femme.
  • Unplanned Crossdressing: He undergoes this sometimes, including, for example, when he first becomes Cure Twirl (though that time it was unplanned mainly because he was expecting something more along the lines of a Sentai Pink-esque costume).
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Officially, it's Cockney in the English dub, but it ends up going all over the British Isles and, when discernible, is closer to Estuary than anything.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: It depends on his mood, really.

Tsumugi Nikaido/Cure Clubs

  • Accent Adaptation: The author has stated that she would speaks Argentinian Spanish in a hypothetical Spanish dub and Quebecois French in a hypothetical French dub, as an approximation of the Australian English of a hypothetical English dub.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Twofold, even:
    • She had been a fan of the Magical Girl genre for years before she became Cure Clubs.
    • In a later episode, she gets to dub one of the main characters for the English version of Delta Dynamos, which happens to be one of her favorite Magical Girl programs.
  • Awesome Aussie: Well, Awesome Half-Aussie, anyway.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Let's face it, according to her full name she's named after two superheroes.
  • Bag of Holding: Her purse.
  • Bare Your Midriff: With her Cure costume.
  • Battle Baton: Her main weapon is a single club that looks like a cross between a traditional rhythmic gymnastics club apparatus, a marching band majorette's baton, and the Cutie Moon Rod.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: In a mixed gender example, the brawn to Saeko's beauty and Hitomi's brains.
  • Berserk Button: She does not like cowardice on any level whatsoever, be it from her enemies or from her friends. Also, don't harm anyone in her family.
  • Bokukko: It largely depends on the situation.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Australian on her mother's side.
  • Catchphrase: "You call that [RANDOM ACTIVITY]?" [She or someone or something else demonstrates how said random activity is done] "Now that's [RANDOM ACTIVITY]!"
  • Cool Big Sis: Especially to her younger brother Hiroyuki.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's the best at offense and is beaten only by Saeko as far as agility is concerned; however, her defense points are lacking, and she's an average Jane when it comes to strategy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she's in the mood. For example, after Yasu forces her into a quickstep routine before RG class in one episode.
    Tsumugi: Not every day I find myself on the receiving end of a bloody pre-class antic.
  • Did Not Do the Bloody Research: She's rather fond of the Great Australian Adjective in the English dub.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Her seiyuu, Aya Hirano, sings "Yatta! Rhythmic Pretty Cure", which is basically a darker thrash metal tune and, besides an example of Singing Against Type, is quite unlike the average Pretty Cure theme (she also raps at the end of the first two verses).
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Pretty Cure Passion Pirouette. Apart from being exactly what you think, it also involves a lot of baton twirling.
  • Evil Laugh: A heroic example. She'll often do it when mocking the Nightmare Beauties, though she's been known to do it when doing something mischievous (e.g. when forcing Saeko into a random costume or forcing Hitomi to wear a pink skirt by confiscating his jeans while he's in the dressing room for the lulz).
  • Expy: She's basically Bunny Tsukino with her tomboyish traits taken Up to Eleven. She's also got the long blonde hair in twintails (but not the odangos), the blue eyes, the younger brother (who's not quite as annoying), the same penchant for spinning during her attacks, a similar-looking baton which is generally used in said attacks, and a similar end-of-henshin-sequence pose (plus, in her introductory episode, after transforming, she actually tells the Monster of the Week, "I'll punish you!"). She also has shades of Haruhi Suzumiya, Meilin Li, Mikoto Misaka, and Misty Waterflower.
  • Gender-Blender Name: One of her given names is "Logan".
  • Girlish Pigtails: Perhaps the last character you'd expect to sport this style, and with Rapunzel Hair, yet!
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Her default fighting style.
  • Gratuitous English: クライケイ!note 
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Tsumugi shouts that she and Hitomi are Just Friends when a Hebinodoku attempts a "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" recitation on them. Naturally, it also gets Hitomi worked up.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: On her days off, she wears a red leather jacket.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: She has a tendency to use Magical Girl-related terminology in casual conversation (e.g. "Holy Clow! ", "Well, I'll be a Zakenna's aunt! ", "In a Minato  minute", "You look like the Dark Kingdom ", "Serenity  forbid", and "Said Darth Dochter  to the student council president ").
  • Hypothetical Casting: Aya Hirano (Japanese), Emma Watson (English), and Leyla Rangel (Spanish), per Word of God.
  • I Am Very British: Australian, in this case. As mentioned above, she's got the accent and the stock Aussie phrases down in the English dub; even her Catchphrase is very Australian.
  • In the Name of the Moon: A specific Shout-Out to the Trope Namer in that, at the end of her This Is Unforgivable! statements to the Monster of the Week in some episodes, she'll sometimes say, "I'll punish you!" In the Sailor Moon Crystal Crossover episodes, she actually does her part in sync with the Trope Namer herself at the end of the latter's speech.
    Sailor Moon: And in the name of the Moon...
    Both SM and Cure Clubs: We'll punish you!
  • Jumped at the Call: When the call came for her in episode 2, she went for it at once, determined to serve justice whenever the need arises.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Implied; however, her stronger words are usually covered up by a Narrative Profanity Filter.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy:
    • Masculine girl to Hiroyuki's feminine boy. Played with, since Tsumugi has a girly streak of her own, and Hiroyuki's aspirations are to be an American football player.
    • Also the masculine girl to Hitomi's feminine boy, if only comparatively speaking.
  • Meganekko: Though she clearly doesn't need to, she often wears glasses when inside the family mansion. She almost never wears the specs outdoors.
  • Meido: A variation in that she simply pairs the katyusha and frilly apron with a red gakuran. That said, she does this twice, the second time for her homeroom's maid cafe.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: Often gets this due to using stronger words than most anyone else from time to time.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Played with in regards to her cheerleading uniform; while shorts that aren't of the modesty variety are perfectly acceptable as part of the Altair cheerleading uniform (and a couple of the other cheerleaders also sport this as part of their own cheerleading uniforms), she wears a red T-shirt under her standard-issue tank top instead of the black leotard the other cheerleaders wear.
  • Omniglot: She can speak Japanese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
  • Overly Long Name: "Tsumugi" is simply her Japanese given name. Her full name, which her mother gave her, is Lisa Scarlett Serena Logan Nikaido, which (due to the names of two superheroes appearing within) also doubles as an example of Awesome Mc Coolname.
  • Painting the Medium: When she speaks English in the Japanese version, her dialogue is written in the Korinna typeface.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Her karategi is pink, and she's a fan of Magical Girl anime.
  • Plucky Girl: For an upper middle class girl, she's quite the energetic and outgoing tomboy (plus, she's prone to using moderately salty language).
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: A mild example. She's got enough of a grudge against the Canadians to use an ethnic slur to refer to them, and the grudge is hinted to originate from something not quite petty. She also invokes "Flavour 2 Eaglelander" stereotypes from time to time, sometimes as a method of trolling those cheerleaders and baseballers who happen to be American exchange students.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: She joins Altair Private Academy's Roaring Tigresses cheer squad in chapter 8 (she had been attending tryouts since at least some time before chapter 2). While a bit rough on the edges, being a tomboy and all, she does make a point of making it clear that cheerleading is not something to be taken lightly and is in fact as much a sport as, for example, baseball.
  • The Power of Friendship: Invoked in episode 2, and right after an invocation of Just Friends, even!
  • Rapunzel Hair: It almost reaches her waist in her civilian form, but as Cure Clubs, her hair goes beyond that. How long her hair is actually gets a lampshade in the very first episode.
  • Red Ones Go Faster: She's one of the two fastest Cures on the team, and her theme color's red.
  • Reused Character Design: She's Sailor Moon minus the odangos.
  • Rollerblade Good: She goes to and from school on roller skates.
  • Sailor Fuku: One of her regular outfits, which she wore frequently when she was younger, consists of a sailor top, jean shorts, and pantyhose. She still sports that very same outfit in the present day in some episodes, including, appropriately enough, the Crossover episodes with Sailor Moon Crystal.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic girl to Hitomi's savvy guy.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Just look at her mermaid costume from episode 27. She even has her hair down and decorated appropriately.
  • She-Fu: Sometimes, she'll resort to this.
  • Shorttank: Don't let her cute looks fool you; she's one of the roughest Cures in the series.
  • Signature Move: Her finisher, Pretty Cure Passion Pirouette.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is her surname spelled "Nikaido" or "Nikaidou"?
  • Taken for Granite: In episode 5, along with Hitomi, Saeko, and Ana.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: She's the most physical and tomboyish Cure, and she often wears a tank top and jeans.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Some of her outfits, most notably her school/rhythmic gymnastics uniform, her cheerleader uniform (which she also wears during the ending video), and her Cure costume, incorporate this.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • Tomboy to Saeko's girly girl.
    • Girly girl to Izumi's tomboy.
    • Tomboy to Yukari's girly girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She enjoys karate and heavy metal, and her wardrobe is the least girly out of all the Cures—not a dress nor skirt to be seen—but she's also a rhythmic gymnastics student and a part-time cheerleader, as well as the second-best out of all the Cures in the cooking department. In addition, her Passion Pirouette finisher is Exactly What It Says on the Tin and also involves baton twirling, and as far as interests go, whereas The One Guy is interested in Super Sentai she's interested in Magical Girls. Oh, and though she's irritated at being forced by Yasu to do some ballroom dancing with her, when told by Ana that it was almost certain she enjoyed it, she admits she liked it a little.
  • Town Girls:
    • In a mixed gender example, the butch to Saeko's femme and Hitomi's neither.
    • The butch to Izumi's neither and Yukari's femme.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: When some major calamity directly meets the Cures (e.g. being petrified in episode 5), expect her to be the first to fall victim.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Features quite often in her wardrobe, she being who she is. She even wears this as Cure Clubs.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: On those occasions when she has to wear the standard Altair uniform (e.g. for picture day), she wears the boys' uniform.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "Three things I hate are carrots, peppers, and bugs!"
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: Downplayed; though she doesn't insist on others calling her Tsumugi instead of Lisa, most of the characters regularly call her Tsumugi anyway. That said, when anyone who isn't a foreigner does call her Lisa, you just know something serious is about to happen, is happening, or has happened.
  • You Go, Girl!: Enforced; like the others on the Baseball Tigers cheerleading squad, she's required to learn how to play in varying baseball positions, in case the Tigers run out of players. That said, she thoroughly enjoys it, particularly when it's her turn on the mound.

Saeko Mitaka/Cure Sphere

Ana Yotsuya/Cure Hoop

  • Berserk Button: Don't beat up other students.
  • Big Eater: She's the most voracious bottomless pit out of all the Cures, but she more than makes up for it by exercising daily.
  • Bully Hunter: In episode 4, she happens across a trio of punks from the American football side harassing three of her rhythmic gymnastics classmates and sends them packing.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: When a nasty surprise happens, she sometimes says "Heilige Scheiße!"
  • Hypothetical Casting: Koharu Kusumi (Japanese), Sarah Williams (English), and Romina Marroquin Payro (Spanish), per Word of God.
  • Idol Singer: For a metal band.
  • The Leader: Of Mach Five.
  • Leotard of Power: As Cure Hoop. Unlike her teammates, she wears it under her tights.
  • Lethal Chef: Her cooking skills are worse than Saeko's, and Itsuko warns the other Cures that she's the kind that can easily burn a salad without trying. Basically the reason why her agency won't let her appear on any cooking shows.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark feminine to Itsuko's light feminine.
  • Meido: Along with Hitomi, she's cast as a maid in "The Dancing Princesses".
  • Mighty Glacier: She has high marks in strength and defense, but her agility is the worst, and she's only slightly better with offense and strategy.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: As Cure Hoop.
  • Modesty Shorts: She wears dark green bike shorts with her tutu during Mach Five concerts.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Unlike the other Class G students, she wears convertible tights with her school/rhythmic gymnastics uniform and wears them in footless mode.
  • Omniglot: She knows Japanese, French, and German, and while she's learned less English than most of the other Cures, she's got a decent vocabulary, and she at least has a pretty firm grip on pronunciation.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: As Cure Hoop. Her rhythmic gymnastics clothes are also more fit for her idol activities.
  • Reused Character Design: She bears more than a passing resemblance to Sailor Jupiter.
  • Showgirl Skirt: Worn with her Cure Hoop costume.
  • Signature Move: Her finisher, Pretty Cure Open Circle.
  • Skirt over Slacks: She never wears footed tights, and when she wears convertible tights they're always set to footless.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Ana or Anna?
  • Taken for Granite: In episode 5, along with Hitomi, Tsumugi, and Saeko.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Her cheerleader costume in the ending video.
  • Tomboy: Downplayed. She definitely isn't as tomboyish as Tsumugi is, but she's got a few typical tomboy traits (including, but not limited to, her inability to cook anything), and she's clearly more of a tomboy than the other girls in Mach Five.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's barely much more tomboyish than her Yamato Nadeshiko friend Itsuko, but she certainly rocks the ponytail with attitude.

Itsuko Godai/Cure Rope

Rica Bandai/Ribbon

Ryuunosuke Bandai/Ring

Queen Selene

  • Big Good: She's the ruler of the Realm of the Sun and the Moon.
  • Crossover: She's shown in a flashback to have been friends with Queen Serenity a thousand years before and was even in attendance at the fateful ball that took place before the Dark Kingdom's invasion of Queen Serenity's realm.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Kyoko Hikami (Japanese), Lara Cody (English), and Talia Marcela (Spanish), per Word of God.

    Nightmare Beauties 

Cottonmouth the Terrible

Basilisk the Sculptor

Rattlesnake the Poisoner

Anaconda the Swimmer

Boa the Constrictor

    Pretty Cure's Coaches 

Eric Napier

Esther Nashton

Edmundo Navarro

    Class G 

Hikari Fukuda

Yasu Osaka

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's one of only three Class G students with jet black hair.
  • Ballet: And an ace at it, too!
  • The Comically Serious: She carries a portable "laff box" in her jacket pocket wherever she goes, so she can provide a Laugh Track on cue—for example, when one of the "resident wiseasses" in Class G performs an antic before class.
  • Cross-Cast Role: Whenever her class performs The Nutcracker, she's the prince. She also dances as Prince Siegfried in their Swan Lake production.
  • Custom Uniform: She opts to wear a black camisole leotard, purple skirt, and the same black ballet slippers worn by the boys (and her black leather jacket if it gets cold enough) to her ballet class instead of the standard-issue pink leotard, skirt, and pointe shoes most of the other girls in the class wear.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a purple skirt to rhythmic gymnastics class and dance class.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She wears a black leather jacket on her days off, and she'll even wear it to her ballet class if the temperature is low enough.
  • Meganekko: The only other bespectacled Class G student, as well as the only one in her ballet class.
  • Mind over Matter: She's shown holding a comic book in midair and turning the pages using her mind while practicing her ballet in episode 1.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: She's one of only two Class G students to wear black ballet slippers instead of the pink ballet slippers most of her classmates wear.
  • Not So Above It All: Even she has a sense of humor, as demonstrated in one episode where, before RG class, she does a ballroom dance routine (specifically, a quickstep routine) with Tsumugi, one of Class G's class clowns, just for the lulz.
    Yasu: How would one of the biggest tomboys among us like to try the quickstep?
    Tsumugi: What are you getting at?
    Yasu: Classical dance isn't the only style Madame Fukuda teaches; I have ballroom dancing lessons every Thursday under her. And I think I found a perfect partner.
    Tsumugi: Oh, bloody hell.
    [Cut to Yasu and Tsumugi performing a quickstep routine as the rest of Class G watches]
  • One of the Boys: Downplayed; she merely learns with the boys in her ballet class.
  • Precision F-Strike: She's not normally a user of stronger words, so hearing her refer to the class clowns in Class G as "our resident wiseasses" can be pretty jarring, and not just on account of sounding "street" in comparison to most everything else she says.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Averted; she keeps her hair down even during ballet class.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Yep, pretty stoic; however, it's established very early on that she's actually pretty capable of emotion with her reaction to Hitomi being able to use a gymnastics ribbon effortlessly.
  • Telepathy: Hitomi assumes that she's a psychic based on this. She may or may not have this sort of power, though.
  • Those Two Girls: With Hikari, to Saeko.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Hikari's tomboy.
  • Town Girls: The neither to Hikari's butch and Saeko's femme.

Mika Kotobuki

Anzu Murasaki

Sakura Hisakawa

  • Kimono Is Traditional: She frequently wears a kimono when not going to school.
  • Leitmotif: The traditional Japanese tune "Sakura, Sakura", which is played on synthesizers (including a saw lead). Fitting, given her name.

Chiyo Natsuki

  • The Cheerleader: She's on the Altair Regular Army of Cheerleaders.
  • The Comically Serious: She treats the art of cheerleading as Serious Business; however, the way she goes about helping to drill the baseball cheerleading squad hopefuls has led others to call her a "Regular Army clown".
  • The Mentor: To Tsumugi.
  • N-Word Privileges: She'll only allow other cheerleaders to call her a "Regular Army clown" and gets offended when anyone else does so. After episode 17, Hitomi gets a free pass, too.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Which she wears even when cheerleading (justified, considering that tights are stated to be standard issue for Altair's cheerleaders).
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Tsumugi's tomboy.

    Altair Baseball Tigers 

Yukari Ichijou

  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a nice girl to be around. Just pray she doesn't get your batted ball if you're an opposing batter and haven't yet made it to first base. That said, it's hard to get her pissed off, but push her just enough, and she could charge the mound! (Thankfully, she doesn't do so when Tony Gottfried plunks her despite Daniel's urging.)
  • Determinator: Like she'd ever let a beanball stop her from playing. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for her teammate Gin, who she indirectly succeeded in the lineup as second baseman following the poor performance of Ichiro Arikawa against the Astros.
  • Everyone's Baby Sister: Particularly during baseball games. Even the Astros manager made no attempt to hide his extreme displeasure towards Tony Gottfried for plunking her.
  • Expy: Of Hitomi Ueno. Blonde hair? Check. Feminine? Check. Social? Check. Agile? Check. Sporty? Check.
  • Hair Decorations: When cosplaying as a Pretty Cure, she wears barrettes in her hair.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's one of the sweetest members of the Tigers baseball squad, though she does have her limits.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Part of her casualwear.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Yuka Nanri (Japanese), Christine Marie Cabanos (English), and Melissa Gedeon (Spanish), per Word of God.
  • Modesty Shorts: With her custom Pretty Cure cosplay during Golden Week.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She often wears this on her days off.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's literally the only girl on the Tigers roster for this season.
  • Those Two Girls: With Izumi, to Hitomi and Tsumugi.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • Girly girl to Izumi's tomboy.
    • Girly girl to Tsumugi's tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the spring training game against the Astros. Before then, she only scored one hit per game. Against the Astros? Two hits, including a double. Her superb performance on the field hasn't changed one bit, either. And then she goes up against the Gamma Rays and gets nothing but hits on them, finishing the game 6 for 6.
  • Town Girls: The femme to Tsumugi's butch and Izumi's neither.
  • You Go, Girl!: She's a Tigers infielder. It doesn't affect her femininity one bit.

Hayate Tsubasa

  • Memetic Badass: In-Universe. There's a reason why pitchers fear him. He also survived a bunted ball thrown to first base (though he died attempting a suicide squeeze with two outs later in the same game).
  • No Fair Cheating: He gets pretty damn heated when he suspects that the Tigers' signals were stolen by the Red Sox.

Andre "Rocket" Roig

  • Memetic Badass: In-Universe, his reliance on fastballs and sinkers earned him not only the fear of opposing batters but also the nickname "Rocket".

Marcus "Shorty" Anderson

  • Berserk Button: Don't call him "Shorty". Especially not right after you plunk him. In the previous season, he had been ejected for his role in a bench-clearing brawl that resulted from the opposing pitcher at that game making that very mistake.

Gin Nimura

  • Sacrificial Lion: His OBP is pretty high, since he often bunts Hayate onto second base when it's his turn to bat.
  • Tap on the Head: He's temporarily incapacitated by the Eagles pitcher, who plunks him during their third showdown (though he manages to complete the game).

Chikara Suzushima

  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: His convention cosplay during Golden Week.
  • Hero of Another Story: He's the main protagonist of the baseball-centered spinoff Tiger no Chikara.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His failed sacrifice fly attempt at the end of the Astros game, for which the manager gave him merry hell.
  • Memetic Badass: In-Universe, opposing batters have a reason to fear him when their batted balls get in his mitt; even without the help of his teammates, if the batted ball gets to him, it's a safe bet he's going to complete the play.
  • Noble Bigot: Played with in Tiger no Chikara; he seems to believe that all Americans are misogynistic, short-tempered assholes at first—based on the behavior of a first-year exchange student from America, no less!—but it turns out he simply didn't like said first-year's attitude (he even notes in the narration that he wanted to meet an American who wasn't like that), and he's certainly warmer towards the other Americans on the team (it helps that their nicer dispositions shattered his Type 2 Eaglelander perceptions of Americans). He also notes that he never once believed that white people in general were as bad as he thought Americans were, which just goes to show what learning too much about the Great American Pastime can do for you.
  • Precision F-Strike: One of few times the Narrative Profanity Filter is not employed for the stronger words is in chapter 3 of Tiger no Chikara when Yukari gets plunked.
    "That Goddam maniac!" I yelled at the top of my voice upon seeing the ball strike Yukari just above her hip. "Why in hell's name would that son of a bitch do that to her?!"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Catches some flak from his manager for recklessly attempting a sacrifice fly that ultimately triggered a game-winning double play by the Astros.

Ichiro Arikawa

  • The Other Darrin: An In-Universe example, being the first Tiger who isn't a pitcher or designated hitter (both of which are rotated regularly by DCBL teams) to fill this role after the initial starting second baseman, Gin, got nailed in the previous game.
  • Stuck in Their Shadow: In-Universe, he puts up a poorer performance as second baseman than did Gin and ended up swapping positions with Yukari for hitting the Mendoza Line. Plus, that time when he died on a fourth out in the Gamma Rays spring training game.

Sanji Mitsuoka

  • Arson Murder And Life Saving: It's stated in episode 1 that the manager chewed him out for allowing a double early on against the Eagles during spring training but ultimately decided to keep him in the lineup for scoring the Tigers' only home run that day.
  • Butt-Monkey: To say he's not a good hitter would be putting it lightly.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe, he's been nicknamed The Strikeout Kid due to his being the first Tiger to be struck out in the 2014 season, against the Gamma Rays. Yes, Chikara got whiffed, too, but at least he did so with the Tigers way ahead. Sanji? He struck out on his first at-bat of the game, when it was the Gamma Rays who had the upper hand.

Subaru Toyoda

  • Butt-Monkey: Fly balls never seem to come his way, and the batter has a tendency to reach first or second base before he can get the batted ball there (however, he does have his moments as a fielder).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may not be the best right fielder in the DCBL, but what he lacks in fielding skills, he makes up for at the bat.
  • Memetic Badass: In-Universe, he's known for putting the fear of God into opposing pitchers.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: He never bothers with the blazer of his school uniform except in the winter.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Catches some flak from his manager for taking too long to return to second base in a game-winning double play by the Astros.

Tsubasa Suzuki

  • Butt-Monkey: In his first spring training game of the season, he gives up two home runs, a double, and a walk and gets credited with the Tigers' first loss of spring training.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Seven of his nine innings against the Eagles have him facing three batters and not letting any of them touch first base (or, in one case, picking off a runner who had already made it to first base with two outs in the inning), and he also managed to score more strikeouts against the Eagles than did Rocket Roig against the Sparks two days before.
  • Determinator: Despite what happened against the Eagles, he refused to give up, and after the game, the manager made a note of it.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Picking off an Eagle runner during spring training.

Eric Patterson

  • Butt-Monkey: He turns out a more abysmal first spring training game than does Tsubasa, even!
  • Determinator: The manager commended his efforts (futile though they may have been) in keeping Astros runs to a minimum.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: At least his initial ERA was lower...

Daniel Howard

  • Berserk Button: Don't you dare plunk Yukari. He actually tried to convince her to charge the mound the first time it happened.
  • Meido: His convention cosplay during Golden Week.
  • The Other Darrin: In-Universe, he's chosen to fill in for Hitomi on Mondays, when the latter goes to his karate class.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Subverted in Tiger no Chikara; when he argues with Yukari over her signing with the baseball team, it seems he's preaching what his father (a former administrator for the rather misogynistic Major League Baseball) had taught him; however, it turns out he honestly thought she wouldn't amount to much (he even tells her to back up her Badass Boast) and is amazed when she shows her defensive skills against the Sparks on the first day of spring training, proving he merely judges by skill.

Ichigo Kimachi

  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe, he gets a reputation for himself when he becomes the first Tiger to not pitch a complete game in the 2014 season.

    Mach Five 

Akiko Akashyia

Akira Yotsuya

Angela Deodato

Atsuko Kurosawa


    Other Altair Students 

Izumi Suzuki

Misa Masuko

    Other Characters 

Hiroyuki Nikaido

  • Ballet: Something he's come to enjoy in the several years since he'd started dancing.
  • Cross-Cast Role: He has a 50/50 chance of getting them whenever his class performs.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Masako Katsuki (Japanese), Erin Fitzgerald (English), and Cecilia Gomez (Spanish), per Word of God.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine boy to Tsumugi's masculine girl. Played with, since Tsumugi has a girly streak of her own, and Hiroyuki's aspirations are to be an American football player.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He aspires to be an American football player and is a ballet student; he also wears pointe shoes like most of the girls (and even studies among them in his dance class), and he'll willingly wear a dress if a recital (e.g. a Cinderella production in which he had performed the year before) requires him to do so.
  • Secret Keeper: He knows his older sister and four of her rhythmic gymnastics classmates are Cures after the events of episode 7 and is willing to assist them however he can.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly man to Shotaro Fukuda's sensitive guy.
  • Woman in White: The pre-Golden Week recital has him dressed as a bridesmaid, and his flutter-sleeved tunic in the role is meant to invoke this.

    Ford Studio 

Russell Willis

Carlotta Vincent

Larry Hanks

    Delta Dynamos 

All the Dynamos

  • Cool Crown: Their tiaras as Dynamos, though how pimped-out they are depends on the wearer.
  • Dance Battler: They all incorporate dancing into their fighting style (flamenco for Delta Venus, capoeira for Delta Mars, and ballet for Delta Mercury).
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy
  • Everything's Better with Spinning
  • Frills of Justice: For a futuristic Science Fantasy series, the costumes worn by the Dynamos, especially Delta Mercury, are quite frilly.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: None of them wear the standard school uniform.
    • Rumiko comes the closest, with her only deviations being the color of her tights (pink as opposed to the standard white) and the color of her neck ribbon (pink as opposed to blue).
    • Akane doesn't bother with the skirt at all and instead goes for Tights Under Shorts. She also wears a red neck ribbon instead of the standard blue neck ribbon.
    • Mizuki, conversely, wears only the skirt of the school uniform, pairing it with her ballerina clothes. On a side note, she also wears the same clothes (school skirt and all) to her dance class.
  • Town Girls: Bonus points for the respective girls coming from the corresponding part of town.

Rumiko Fukui/Delta Venus

Akane Akashiya/Delta Mars

Mizuki Sanada/Delta Mercury

  • Ballet
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The brains to Delta Venus's beauty and Delta Mars's brawn.
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Cool Crown: When not performing in a recital (unless her costume calls for one) nor sleeping, she always wears a tiara made of stainless steel.
  • Giant Waist Ribbon: She wears one with her tutu as Delta Mercury.The bow is actually modestly-sized; the tails, not so much.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Averted; they simply change along with her costume when she becomes Delta Mercury, though they're purely for decoration in that form.
  • Leotard of Power: She wears a blue camisole leotard 24/7. In one of the summer episodes, Rumiko jokes about it during swim class.
    Rumiko: Good thing her dance tights are water-resistant.note 
  • Limited Wardrobe: She's never seen without her ballet leotard, and she only ever removes her school skirt when sleeping, taking a bath, or going for a swim. In fact, the only time she doesn't wear her usual blue leotard is when she's in costume for a recital.
  • Magic Skirt: Surprisingly for a ballerina.
  • Meganekko
  • Petite Pride: Downplayed; she's not at all ashamed of her small chest, but she's definitely not too proud of it, either, and it's hardly, if ever, discussed at all.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Also happens to be an Ami Mizuno Expy.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl
  • The Smart Gal: Gifted with technology and often uses "digital magic", as Rumiko calls it.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Rumiko and Akane's tomboys.
  • Town Girls: The neither to Delta Mars's butch and Delta Venus's femme.
  • True Blue Femininity
  • Tutu Fancy: Her Delta Mercury costume incorporates a Giant Waist Ribbon with a modestly-sized bow compared to the tails, which happen to be very typical.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

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