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Krylancelo Finrandi aka Orphen

Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese); David Matranga (English, 1998 and 2020 TV series), Quinton Flynn (video game) (English); Pablo Ausensi (LA-Spanish)

  • Badass Teacher: Towards his pupil Majic, who even refuses other people's offers to be his teachers (including Esperanza) because he admires the guy so much.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: He wears leather pants very, very stylishly.
  • Heroic BSoD: When Hartia tells him about Azalie and Childman's Grand Theft Me.
  • Hot-Blooded: While age does calm him down some, considering his frustration over how the Tower of Fang tried to cover up what happened to Azalie, his heart and emotions often drive him to act instead of walking away from someone else's problems.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is rude and mouthy, but has a heart of gold and is completely devoted to those he loves.
  • Love Martyr: Arguably, to Azalie - after learning what she has done.
  • Magic Knight: Part of where he gets his "Sorcerer Stabber" title from. He's essentially a magical mercenary, though he leans more towards physical knives than swords for practicality and being trained more as an assassin rather than a straight-up fighter.
  • Start My Own: Starts his own magic school called the Swedenbrory School of Sorcery.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards his companions, specially seen when he deals with Licorice's family and then Escalena
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's pretty tall, with dark hair and tanned skin (plus black clothes), and holy shit he loves dealing the snark.
  • That Man Is Dead: After he refuses to let go of Azalie!Bloody August and leaves the Tower.
    "My name is not Krylancelo! FROM NOW ON, I'M ORPHEN!"
  • Tragic Keepsake: The Tower pendant he wears? It's not his own. It's Azalie's.
  • Warrior Therapist: Specially seen when he deals with Brainwashed and Crazy! Majic via both speaking to him and beating the shit outta him.

Claíomh Everlasting

Voiced by: Mayumi Iizuka (1998 TV series), Rumi Ookubo (2020 series) (Japanese); Shelley Calene-Black (1998 TV series), Sarah Wiedenheft (2020 TV Series) Jennifer Hale (video game) (English); Laura Orlázabal (LA-Spanish)

  • Always Someone Better: She felt like this in regards to Stephanie.
  • Bathing Beauty: She sees Orphen for the first time when she's taking a bath in the lake near to her village.
  • Big Fancy House: The Everlasting mansion
  • Boarding School: The action kicks off when she actually returns from there.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: Majic's, to a degree.
  • Hot-Blooded: Has a quick temper and doesn't always thinks things over.
  • It's All About Me: Can be kinda selfish sometimes, to say it politely. She mostly grows out of it with time, and later it's more or less Played for Laughs.
  • Meaningful Name: Claíomh is named after the sword in Irish Mythology, Claíomh Solais.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Claíomh is still more or less pronounced as Cleao.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: The Sword of Baltanders is actually a gift from her Disappeared Dad, hence why she tags along: to make sure Orphen will give it back to her.
  • The Ojou: Mostly the Nice Girl type, unless she has a mood swing.
  • Plucky Girl: And holy shit, HOW. When she and her sister got kidnapped by Bloody August, Claíomh attempted to save herself and Mariabelle almost without hesitation. It didn't work since, well, it was a girl against a dragon, but the thought does count.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": While her name is officially rendered in English as Claíomh for J-Novel Club's light novel releases, the ADV adaptation of the 1998 TV series calls her Cleao and the English release of the PlayStation 2 game uses Cleo.
  • Tsundere: A Type A: she's harsh and Hot-Blooded, but very gentle when given the chance.
  • Team Mom: Wants to be this very badly.

Majic Rin

Voiced by: Omi Minami (1998 series), Yuusuke Kobayashi (2020 series) (Japanese); Spike Spencer (1998 TV series), Ry McKeand (2020 TV Series) Justin Jon Ross (video game) (English); Jorge Araneda (LA-Spanish)

Leki

Voiced by: Konami Yoshida (Japanese); Suzanne Wilkins (English)

  • Badass Adorable - Killer Rabbit: A baby dragon with the shape of... a black little puppy.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: As said above, he is the offspring of a dragon.
  • Team Pet: Pretty much his role in the plot is being the group's cute pet. Claíomh even carries him in her arms many times, like a real puppy!

     The Tower Of Fangs 

Childman Powderfield

Voiced by: Joji Nakata (1998 series), Daisuke Namikawa (2020 series) (Japanese), Jason Douglas (1998 TV Series English), J. Michael Tatum (2020 TV Series, English) Sandro Larenas (LA-Spanish)

  • The Ace: He's the most handsome, skilled, admired, kind-hearted of the magic teachers in the Tower.
  • Grand Theft Me: Azalie uses White Magic on him, so she ends up in his body... and he becomes Bloody August. He offers little to no resistence, though, due to the guilt he feels in regards to her horrible condition.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Has he been clearer on how he wanted to help Azalie and not to kill her, lots of drama would've been averted.
  • Spared By The Adaption: Played with in the original anime, which had him be reincarnated as Azalie's baby after Bloody August's form was destroyed, leaving the two souls with only one possible vessel. In the others he dies too soon for Orphan to find a means to save them both.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Him and Azalie, since she deeply loved him and he's implied to have some feelings for her, but the whole Bloody August deal tore them apart.

Hartia

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (1998 series), Taito Ban (2020 series) (Japanese); Randy Sparks (English), Jorge Araneda and Tito Bustamante (LA-Spanish)

  • Cain and Abel: Milder case with Orphen, as he is on the side of the Tower and not on Orphen's. He still cares for him, though, and tries to Take a Third Option by using a disguise to help him. It HORRIBLY backfires.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's actually a pretty decent spellcaster and a good magic teacher, quirky and all.
  • Butt-Monkey: As "Black Tiger".
  • Fangirl: Of a certain novel hero named the Black Tiger. He then dresses up as the Black Tiger and tries to assume the guise of its main character and namesake on occasion.
  • He Knows Too Much: Not only he finds out what was going on with Childman!Azalie, but that Lai had become a Human Popsicle. Childman!Azalie almost kills him right there, and he barely escapes to Orphen and Co.'s side.
  • Hey, You!: Claíomh and Majic never refer to him as Hartia, but as "the shrimp man". To be fair, at first they didn't know his name, but once they did it... well, it just stuck.
    • The only two times Claíomh called him by his given name happened in their Birds of a Feather scene and while speaking to Orphen about Blood August!Azalie.
  • Large Ham: When dressed as the Black Tiger.

Lai

Voiced by: Katsumi Toriumi (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English), Carlos Carvajal (LA-Spanish)

  • He Knows Too Much: He was the first one to discover the truth about Azalie being in Childman's body.
  • Human Popsicle: Rather than killing Lai, Azalie freezes him like this and then hides him. He's released almost at the end.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is never seen.
  • Seers: This is supposed to be his biggest skill, and he even has a Crystal Ball for such effects.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: It almost happened to him when he was caught by Azalie. Thankfully, he lived through.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is very, very good-looking, plus rather quiet and polite.

Azalie Caith Sith

Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (1998 series), Yoko Hikasa (2020 series) (Japanese); Christine Auten ( 1998 TV Series, English), Lindsay Seidel (2020 TV Series, English) Loreto Ayala (LA-Spanish)

  • Broken Ace: She was the most talented and beautiful witch from her generation... but also bitter, sad and more ambitious than she should be.
  • Broken Bird: She had deep, deep insecurities, plus an immense Unrequited Love. Both factors mixed and Hell broke loose.
  • Dark Magical Girl: An antagonistic figure and powerful magic user, with a deeply sad backstory and lots of bitterness behind her cold mask.
  • Important Haircut: Chopped her long hair off when she started studying magic for real.
  • Grand Theft Me: Happens late in the anime, due to being a Pragmatic Adaptation. Happens early on otherwise.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Beautiful, stylish, and damn deadly with her magical spells.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Had Childman not rejected Azalie's love for him...

Leticia "Tisha" Macready

Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (1998 series), Shizuka Ito (2020 series) (Japanese); Christine Auten (English)

Eris

  • Boyish Short Hair: She's far more straightforward than the long-haired Fienna, and her hair is extremely short
  • Butt-Monkey: Something silly or humiliating is slated to happen to her whenever she and Hartia go out in adventures...
  • Magical Girl Warrior: As cute as she's skilled in offensive magic.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Yeah, she is Hartia's pupil, but she's among those who deal the snark the most to him. Then again he does make her put on silly fairy dresses...
  • Tsundere: Fairly sweet to Majic, but has quite the short fuse to everyone else and specially to Hartia.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Majic

Shastanasi

  • Empty Shell: After she is Out-Gambitted and curb stomped by Childman!Azalie, she is seen sitting on a chair and... well, just being there.
  • Smug Snake: A very, very arrogant and irritating old woman who thinks she's far more skillful than she actually is.

Flameheart

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Ty Mayberry (English), Andrés Skoknic (LA-Spanish)

     Friends 

Tristiny Everlasting

  • Apron Matron: She's a very motherly lady, and is almost always seen wearing an apron as she takes care of the Everlasting household.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: She's the first one to actually ask Lycoris about her family, accidentally undoing her Fake Memories before it's time.
  • Widow Woman: Her husband aka Claíomh and Mariabella's dad died some years ago.

Mariabella Everlasting

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese), Kelly Manison (English)

Stephanie

Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa (Japanese), Karen Coffer (English), Rosario Zamora (LA-Spanish)

  • Deal with the Devil: Had to do one against her will, with a demon who wanted to kill Orphen and threatened her with destroying her town if she didn't "help". Orphen notices and tries helping her to get free.
  • Meganekko: A rather cute young lady whose glasses add to her charm.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her boyfriend Tim is a Nice Guy from her hometown.
  • Team Mom: She was Orphen's first companion, and she actually sorta coaches Claíomh on how to take the torch as such.
  • Transgender: Male to female. She once was a male-bodied sorcerer called Stephan, who suffered such serious injuries that her male biological body almost was torn apart. While in recovery, she asked the healers if they could turn her injured male body into a female one and they accepted: now she's Stephanie, and is very happy as a full-bodied woman. Claíomh and Majic are shocked when they find out, but Orphen is rather nonchalant about it.

Lycoris Nielsen

Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (Japanese), Luci Christian (English), Keyros Guillén (LA-Spanish)

  • Break the Cutie: The poor girl is completely dragged through the mud towards the end of the TV series.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She is a clumsy girl.
  • Driven to Suicide: Twice. First, when she realizes she's been Dead All Along. Second, to stop her family and friends from fighting to death.
  • Fake Memories: Escalena wiped out her memories after her first suicide attempt, then sent her out with fake ones of being an orphan and a membress of the Royal Cavalry. Esperanza must periodically play a magical song to keep the charade, and when Orphen stops her from doing that and Tristiny makes her a well-intentioned Armor-Piercing Question, Lycoris remembers what happened and almost shatters.
  • Meganekko: A super cute girl with glasses, also Blind Without Them.

Fienna

Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (credited as Kira Maltezos) (English), Keyros Guillén (LA-Spanish)

     Enemies 

Bloody August

  • Eldritch Abomination: More so in the original anime, as the reboot gives her a much more conventional dragon-like design. It was meant to reflect the sword of Baldander's ability to transform those cut by it according to its weilder's intent going haywire when Azalie tried using it on herself and the intense pain made her lose focus.
  • Was Once a Man: Or rather woman, specifically Azalie. And later, Childman.

Escalena / Erukarena

Mc-Gregor Nielsen

Esperanza Nielsen

Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese), Kelli Cousins (English; 1st voice), Tiffany Grant (English; 2nd voice), Maureen Herman (LA-Spanish)

Flamesoul

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Chris Patton (English); Andrés Skoknic (LA-Spanish)

  • Angsty Surviving Twin: The remaining brother of Flameheart, hellbent on revenge for the death of his family.
  • Momma's Boy: Just like Flameheart, he is obsessed with his mother Shastanasi and VERY angry after her death and his brother's.
  • Smug Snake: A very, very smug mage who's far less skilled than he thinks he is
  • You Have Failed Me: At the receiving end, from Escalena herself.

     Others 

Volkan and Dorchin

Volkan voiced by: Kazue Ikura (1998 series), Marie Mizuno (2020 series) (Japanese); John Swasey ( 1998 tv series), Brittney Karbowski (2020 TV Series, English) Chris Cox (video game) (English); Viviana Navarro (LA-Spanish)
Dorchin voiced by: Hekiru Shiina (1998 series), Mai Fuchigami (2020 series) (Japanese); Hilary Haag (1998 tv series), Apphia Yu (2020 TV Series, English), Debi Derryberry (video game) (English); Sara Pantoja (LA-Spanish)

  • All Trolls Are Different: Their race. And well, Volkan tries to troll Orphen more than once.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Somehow it never crosses Volkan's mind that antagonizing a powerful sorcerer he owes money to, and who, more importantly, doesn't like him, is a very bad idea.
  • The Chew Toy: There is almost literally NO episode where these two don't get the shortest end of the stick, and it's almost always Played for Laughs.
  • Pet the Dog: They find an injured and almost dying Bloody August!Childman... and they actually befriend and take care of him.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Volkan "The Great"

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