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     Protagonists 

Agatha Klein / Magier Madel Stein

Akaiheiya Kiyo/MRG Experimental Unit-01

  • Artificial Family Member: Given that she has adopted the last name of her creator, Doctor Akaiheiya Ichirou, as a sign of affection, this trope obviously applies.
  • Chest Blaster: The main offensive armament of Kiyo's PGM-09 Module.
  • Do-Anything Robot: One of the design philosophies behind the MRG Project. The ability to teleport modules on and off units at will offers extreme flexibility to handle any situation encountered.
  • Humongous Mecha: Kiyo's modules are obviously inspired by various giant mecha.
  • Robot Girl: Mentally Kiyo identifies female and this is reflected in her wardrobe and appearance. Her mechanical nature is equally obvious, however.
  • Robot Soldier: The first major reason for Kiyo's existence is to combat the Zoanthrope threat.
  • Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Somewhere between 3 and 4. Kiyo isn't hyper-intelligent but she isn't dull and lacking in creativity either.

Amelie Kurosawa

Haruko Karasu

Hideyuki Ito

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Most of Hideyuki's abilities are based on this, being less outright magic and more focused on focusing in on either the battle as a whole or one enemy in particular.
  • Badass Longcoat: Part of Hideyuki's normal combat equipment is a white duster with his symbol of office in gold on the back.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Hideyuki is very good at dueling monsters such as Horrors. This reduces his ability to deal with enemies in groups or even human opponents on their own, as all of his techniques are designed to deal with Horrors.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: Sudden and Inescapable Violence Maneuver, notable in that it's the only attack skill Ito Has, and in that it deals enormous damage in exchange for completely removing his ability to dodge, especially notable due to his build's Glass Cannon nature.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Even fellow swordsman Yamato is capable of relying on his blade to literally cut opposing attacks in half; Hideyuki is very simply a good swordsman until he uses the Makai Armor.
  • Expy: Of Kouga Saejima. Hideyuki even wields the exact same Makai Armor as Kouga, albeit unnamed In-Universe.
  • Master Swordsman: A prerequisite of becoming a Makai Knight, he rivals Yamato on this front.
  • Outside Context Hero: Hideyuki is a Makai Knight who hunts Horrors. The main enemy of this iteration of Rise of the Magic Girls are the futuristic Magitek Zoanthropes.
  • Super Mode: His transformation is one, in a Magical Girl game. Justified due to the immense strength of the Makai Armor in relation, as well as its very short time limit.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He's a hero of a darker Tokusatsu series.....in a generally light-hearted Magical Girl game. Downplayed in that he doesn't do anything particularly suspicious, but does suggest killing the Zoanthropes.

Juliet Jackson / Rhiannon

  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Her abilities allow her to pull random objects out of nowhere to attack enemies with.

Kamijou Ai

  • Adaptive Ability: Ai's magic, such as it is, is based around being able to adapt, evolve, and overcome any obstacle or limitation she runs into.
  • Badass Bystander: If Destron and, later, the Zoanthropes had just left Ai's neighborhood well enough alone, they probably would have been much better off.
  • Born Winner: Due to her natural brand of magic, Ai succeeding at something she actually tries to do is less a question of whether it'll happen, but when and how spectacularly.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: In her introduction, we find Ai standing in the middle of an abandoned street studying a college textbook and commenting on how boring the day had been, and then the giant robot T-rex she'd been fighting while doing this reenters the scene, having been apparently punched out of it before focus was turned to her.
  • Invincible Hero: Supposedly Ai would be this, if she could be bothered to actually recognize anything as an actual fight. As it is, the easiest counter to her is to just fight around her and keep a respectful distance.
  • Large Ham: Apparently, this is Ai's normal personality, tempered currently by nothing actually challenging her anymore
  • Logical Weakness: As Ai focuses on physical challenges, her main weakness has been stated as getting hit with mind control, since she's never fought people with these abilities before and has thus not developed a resistance against them, and the main limiter on her strength is this same lack of effort.
  • Victory Is Boring: Stated to be Ai's main motivation for getting involved in things. Due to her magic, she's reached the point that she just doesn't care about trying anymore, since she's stated to over time adapt to and overcome any limitation or obstacle put in her way.

Maki Kisaragi / Kamen Rider Volt

  • Ascended Fangirl: A massive fan of superheroes as she grew up, Maki gets to be one now as Kamen Rider Volt. She's specifically a fan of Kamen Rider Astra and Kamen Rider Double, even taking her catchphrase from the latter.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Although her Super Strength is still present without the Volt Armor, it is heavily toned down in comparison.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her parents were reportedly Good Parents according to Word of God, even naming her 'precious'.
  • Expy: Like Kaori, Maki is a blonde, friendly violinist with little regard for the rules. Her Kamen Rider form seems to be a mixture of Stronger and Kabuto, and her moveset takes inspiration from Doomfist and Vi.
    • A Kamen Rider by the name of Kisaragi who is generally friendly to people, raised by their grandfather after their parents die in a traffic accident and has a connection to advanced technology. Are we talking about Maki or Gentaro?
  • Finishing Move: Great Lightning Press, her Rider Kick equivalent.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A blonde girl who believes in protecting people and being a hero.
  • Indy Ploy: Maki lacks strategic knowledge and isn't trained, but has enough combat sense to make quick plans in the heat of battle.
  • Megaton Punch: Her specialty; most of her moveset are variations on "Maki charges an opponent and punches them hard". Except for her Great Lightning Press, which is, as expected, her variation on a Rider Kick.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Literally; Maki uses lightning to enhance the power of her punches and defend herself as well as boost her speed.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Electro-Drill Dive is actually a Megaton Punch and basically Maki's answer to Doomfist's Rocket Punch.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents died in a car crash, leaving her to be raised by her grandfather.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Maki looks like a delicate, short blonde girl in her civilian form.....and she is completely capable of punching holes in the sides of Kaiju. Her stats even focus on the fact that she makes up for her lack of skill with sheer brute strength.
  • Shock and Awe: Maki's abilities revolve around the use of lightning to empower her attacks.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Maki is an average-level street brawler at best. What makes her a good fighter is her sheer strength, as well as her Deflector Shields generated from electricity.

Suzu Hiro / Hecate

  • Expy: Suzu is one of Miriel in terms of her personality.

Taro Wasabi / VCR

  • Magic Music: His abilities, unlike Yui, are based around vaporwave.
  • Support Party Member: Is the only party member with little to no offensive capability, relying on his allies to do much of the legwork.

Viverra Femella / The Vivacious Viv

  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Her ACME-Phone allows her to summon objects.
  • Toon Physics: Her magical abilities revolve around the use of this, making her far more durable than usual as well as granting her various abilities.

Yamato Sato

  • Absurd Cutting Power: Either due to it being slightly magical or just that sharp, Sato's sword has proven to be able to cut things like re-enforced Zoanthrope armor, fire, or vacuum.
  • Clothing Damage: The haori he wears is rather old and tends to be heavily damaged throughout every fight he participates in. Despite this, it manages to repair itself enough to be reused constantly.
  • Counter Attack: Two of Sato's techniques are based on this. The first, Prediction Cut, is a straight example, which is designed to barely evade an attack and then counter as hard as possible to take advantage of the enemy's opening. All Things Can Be Cut on the other hand, involves cutting things like vacuum waves and magical WaveMotionGuns and absorbing their nature into itself.
  • Expy: Of Sasaki Kojirou. One of his signature techniques is even called Tsubame Gaeshi.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: To the extent of being able to cut laser beams and shockwaves in half to use them on enemies instead.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is often unintentionally a Jerkass due to the way he speaks, but has a good heart and genuinely wants to be a hero.
  • Master Swordsman: He doesn't have the magical abilities of the other protagonists, instead relying on his skill with a blade to match up to them.

Yui Akiyama / Presto Festique

  • Magic Music: Her abilities revolve around the use of music to buff or heal her allies.
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     Non-Player Characters 

Hayato Kisaragi

  • Badass Grandpa: If Maki is correct, Hayato was apparently formerly of the Japan Self-Defense Force. His response to the Zoanthrope attack in the introduction is calmly begin evacuating people out of the park as if it were simply a fire drill.
  • Good Parents: Seems to have raised Maki well in the absence of her parents.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: It's heavily implied that he is aware of Maki's superheroing. He also is fully aware of the Makai Order and recognises their symbols from Ito's coat. It's also heavily implied that HE is Kamen Rider Astra.
  • The Reveal: Hayato is familiar with the Makai Order and recognises their symbols and language. He may also be aware that Maki is Kamen Rider Volt.
  • Supreme Chef: His steaks are well-known for being absolutely delicious, on par with world-class chefs.

Kaori Akiyama

  • Intrepid Reporter: Seems to be growing into this, judging from having snuck into the press conference at the beginning of the game to ask questions of the Eden Foundation CEO.

Ursula Richards

  • Honest Corporate Executive: Seems to give off this air, judging from her devotion to protecting Japan from the Zoanthropes.
  • This Is Reality: Doesn't actually believe in the very real magical girls and superheroes in the setting, insisting that the Zoanthropes will be easily handled by her forces. Justified in that, well, they have been in fact handled by the Foundation's forces; it's just that the Zoanthropes attack frequently enough to overtax them.

Lapis

  • Ambiguous Gender: Lapis has only been referred to as the singular 'they'. Their voice is said to sound similar to Morgana's via Word of God, and Morgana is canonically male....but voiced by a female voice actress.
  • Enemy Scan: Serves this role to the protagonists as a being capable of detecting Zoanthropes.
  • Exposition Fairy: For the protagonists regarding the Zoanthrope.
  • Meaningful Name: Lapis refers to lapis lazuli, a blue precious stone prized for its intense color, which happens to be a similar color to what Lapis' fur appears to be like.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A mix between a fox, a rabbit and a cat. With blue fur.

Spica

  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards the Cetus Zoanthrope, or Meissa, though they aren't related. She even threatens to fight Ito and everyone else in the group to protect them.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her abilities revolve around barriers and healing, as far as has been seen.
  • Expy: Of Rem, appearance-wise.
  • Stellar Name: Like the Zoanthropes, she possesses a name related to stars, albeit named for a single star rather than a constellation.

Destron

  • Butt-Monkey: Collectively, due to receiving curbstomps courtesy of Kamen Rider Astra, their resources are so spent that Maki and Ai are capable of trashing entire groups of their forces sent at them.
  • Expy: Of the evil organizations such as SHOCKER and Black Satan in Kamen Rider. They're also named for the actual organization from Kamen Rider V3.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: The current heads of the organization are implied to be this, after a decade-long war waged on them by Kamen Rider Astra, considering that Ai and Maki are capable of trashing whole groups of their forces. Their previous incarnation? Enough of a threat that the government sent forces after them and they almost succeeded in firing a missile into Japan.

Kamen Rider Astra

  • Expy: The inspiration for them was apparently Kamen Rider BLACK.
  • Famed In-Story: A legendary superhero that everyone in Japan has heard of. Maki explicitly grew up on stories of Astra's exploits, which inspired her to take up being Kamen Rider Volt.
  • One-Man Army: Enough of a badass that he took on Destron by himself and is the singular reason why they fail to pose any threat in the present day.
  • Posthumous Character: Implied. They disappeared after stopping a missile from hitting Japan and have not been confirmed seen since.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Very little is known of Astra, except that they waged a decade-long war on Destron and won singlehandedly, their last verified appearance was stopping a missile hitting Japan and that one of their raids is responsible for taking the belt that Maki ends up using to transform into Kamen Rider Volt.
  • Stellar Name: Their name literally means 'star'.

Zoanthropes

  • Baleful Polymorph: The Zoanthropes are humans transformed into monsters set upon the populace.
  • Healing Factor: The Aranea Zoanthrope seems to possess a strong version of this.
  • Kaiju: The Cetus Zoanthrope is a smaller example of one, but still fairly large in comparison to the Zoanthropes afterwards or prior.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: The Zoanthropes so far have been mixes of creatures, with the Cetus being an armored whale-elephant creature, the Draco a dragon-bat hybrid and the Aranea possessing traits of spiders and scorpions.
  • Monster of the Week: They are treated as this so far, with regular attacks on Touto being the reason the protagonists must intervene.
  • Stellar Name: All of them have been themed after constellations, such as the Cetus, Aranea and Draco Zoanthropes.
  • Tested on Humans: The Aranea and Draco Zoanthropes appear to have been experiments to refine a weapons project, with an unknown speaker surveying the fights against them even musing that he needs to adapt the Zoanthropes to deal with the protagonists better.
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