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An ahuizotless from the Cuanmiztl Kingdom, and the new Bearer of Magic.
- Con Man: Xvital is one, plotting to steal and sell valuable scrolls from the Canterlot Library.
- Embodiment of Virtue: Like Twilight Sparkle before her, she represents a social virtue. As the Element of Magic, she is the balance that acts as a bridge between the other five.
- Furry Reminder: Xvital, being a feline species, tends to curl up like a cat and make mewing sounds.
- Gratuitous Spanish: She occasionally slips into Burroñeso (read: Spanish) when exasperated.
- Knife Nut: One of Xvital's weapons, which she wields with her tail-hand.
- The Leader: Of the new Bearers, a position she finds herself falling into even before all of the others get their Elements.
- One-Note Cook: Xvital describes Pozole, a stew made of a base of cooked hominy in broth (with either meat or beans) and assorted garnishes, as "something from back home that even I can cook". She admits in the sequel that its really all she can make.
- Playing with Fire: Xvital gains this ability when she gains magic; in the days after, it's noted that she has trouble with accidentally creating fire in her sleep.
- Power Fist: Xvital's other preferred weapon, as she wears a pair of knuckledusters on her main hands.
- Prehensile Tail: Like all ahuizotls, she has a tail-hand.
- Purple Is Powerful: Xvital's outer coat is purple. Right after awakening her Element of Magic, her new magic is also violet-colored.
- Runaway Bride: Thanks to her disapproving would-be mother-in-law discovering her past as a thief and thinking her intended would hate her for it, Xvital fled just hours before her wedding to Prince-King Tizoc of the Cuanmiztl Kingdom. They eventually get back together, since he knew her secret the whole time and still loves her.
- Unusual Euphemism: Xvital occasionally uses Mictlan, the Aztec underworld, as a curse.
A nox pony, or bat pony, from Canterlot, and the new Bearer of Loyalty.
- Ancestral Weapon: Determined Point, passed down from parent to child or brother to brother for years, until it breaks in battle with Sharp Point.
- Cool Sword: Both Determined Point and the Masamane sword he replaced it with.
- Dual Wielding: During the battle in chapter 44, Night Blade begins using both his sword and sheath as weapons.
- Embodiment of Virtue: Like Rainbow Dash before him, se represents a social virtue. As the Element of Loyalty, he defends and protects the others even at cost to themselves.
- Furry Reminder: Night Blade, as a batpony, hisses like a bat when things get too bright or too loud.
- Grumpy Bear: Night Blade is pretty grouchy a lot of the time, and given his history, who can blame him? About the only time he's happy is when Page Turner is around him.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Night Blade's self-hatred is tremendous, and it takes a lot to ultimately convince him that he is not a bad pony.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Sword usage is Night Blade's special talent, and his personal weapon, a gift from his brother Deep Blade, is named Determined Point. After it breaks, he gets a replacement from the Questioning Order's vault, made by the legendary swordsmith Masamane.
- I Call It "Vera": Night Blade's original sword is Determined Point.
- Insistent Terminology: Night Blade is a "Nox pony", not a "bat pony".
- The Lancer: Night Blade, who tends to butt heads with Xvital and is the polished noble to her rough-and-tumble, streetwise upbringing.
- Not a Morning Person: Night Blade admits to it, and that it's one major difference between he and Page.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: Night Blade with anyone other than Page.
- One-Note Cook: Night Blade can make sandwiches in the first story, and that's about all. He explains in the sequel that he had someone else cooking for him most of the time, so he never really learned, and Vix-Lei promptly takes it upon herself to teach him more.
- Parental Neglect: Night Blade's parents really did a number on him, since he was born so late in their lives and they no longer knew how to relate to a young child. They're trying to make up for it when he finally calls them out in the second story.
- Practically Different Generations: Night Blade's siblings were all adults by the time he was born, and his oldest brother's first-born is a year older than Night himself. The massive distance between them is a big part of why they hardly interact.
- Red Baron: Night Blade earns one after his brutal slaughter of Sharp Point's mercenary allies - the "Butcher of the Everfree Forest". He is less than thrilled by it.
- Rugged Scar: He gains one across his eye after his fight with Sharp Point in the forest.
- Sheath Strike: During the battle in chapter 44, dual-wielding it with his new sword.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Night Blade loves his mangos. The second story reveals that a love of a specific fruit or vegetable is a family trait.
- The Un-Smile: He gives one, "an all too wide smile on his face, showing off his fangs and sharper teeth in a frightening way", at one point. Page has to make him stop via a cold nose in the ear.
Appearing as a unicorn, from Canterlot, and the new Bearer of Kindness, who grew up as a ward of the Great/Grand Library. She is secretly a pony/changeling hybrid, and the current Changeling Queen.
- Badass Bookworm: Page Turner might be a librarian (in fact, helping another colt find the book he wanted is how she got her Cutie Mark), but you don't want to mess with her in a fight.
- Barrier Warrior: During battle, Page demonstrates that she's capable of using magical shields both to defend against and physically attack enemies.
- Berserk Button: She gets very mad when it's implied that their hidden enemy is responsible for everything that's happened to her species, including the Fantastic Racism aimed at Changelings.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She may be the Bearer of Kindness, but she can be pretty dangerous when she wants to be.
- The Chick: The most feminine of the group and peacekeeper of the team (though she's no slouch in a fight).
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: Most of the time, Page is a really good cook. But when she goes heavy on the spices (even adding them to salad), it can get a little hairy.
- Dark Secret: Page's status as a changeling/unicorn hybrid, which she's been keeping from the griffon who raised her for her entire life, and from Night Blade for fourteen years, at the time the story starts. The spirit of Balance indicates that the longer she keeps it, the worse off things will be. He's right, as Night Blade freaks out when he sees her in her true form and mistakes her for an impostor.
- Deflector Shields: Page prefers using these in battle. It's something she inherited from her great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Shining Armor.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Page Turner was given one name at birth, but given a new, pony-style name by Hush Tone. As far as she's concerned, she is Page Turner, and not Lamella Armor the Tenth... she later relents when she begins taking her role as Changeling Queen more seriously.
- Embodiment of Virtue: Like Fluttershy before her, she represents a social virtue. As the Element of Kindness, she acts as the moral guidance to the others.
- The Heart: As Kindness, she acts as their moral guidance.
- King Incognito: Or rather Queen - Page has been hiding her true nature and status essentially her entire life.
- Natural Weapon: Page is the only one who relies completely on her inherent magic, rather than carrying a physical weapon.
- Parental Substitute: On the receiving end - Page Turner is a ward of the Great Library and was raised by its matron, the griffon Hush Tone, whom she says is like a mother to her.
- Spin-Offspring: She's the descendent of Queen Chrysalis and Shining Armor (who slept with Chrysalis when she was disguised as Cadance).
- Trademark Favorite Food: More like "Trademark Favorite Flavor" - Page Turner likes her food spicy. She's mentioned as freaking other ponies out by snacking on jalapeños, has eaten and enjoyed red habaneros, and is looking forward to trying hotter peppers like Phantom Peppers (AKA Bhut jolokia, the Ghost peppers) and Dragon's Breath (at the time of writing, the hottest pepper on record). It is later revealed that to Changelings, anger has a "spicy" flavor to it. And since she feeds off Night Blade's anger mixed with love, Page has developed a taste for that spicy flavor.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: It's part of her natural changeling abilities, though she admits at one point that she's not as skilled with it due to years of hiding in her unicorn form.
A valley griffon raised in Canterlot's Caring Sisters of the Virtues Hatchery, and the new Bearer of Honesty.
- Addiction Displacement: In the second story, he meets another griffon who'd switched to chewing gum to kick his smoking habit, and decides to take up the same thing to try and kick his alcoholism.
- The Alcoholic: Wind Breaker drinks a lot (but only enough to get buzzed, no more), and Night Blade, noticing this, fires him from a job for it during the former's Establishing Character Moment due to the laws against public intoxication. It eventually comes out that when he was a child, he couldn't stop from telling the truth and got into fights because of it, so his caretakers decided to give him alcohol to try and restrain his truth-telling. This happened when he was nine, and he hasn't been able to stop drinking since, though after earning his Element, he promises Applejack that he'll try and sober up and finally admits to himself and the others that he has a problem.
- Beak Attack: Being a griffon, Wind Breaker uses his beak as one of his close-range weapons when he can't rely on his crossbow. He even took out a foe's eye with it.
- The Big Guy: A second one of these for the group, who sometimes fights up close but gradually becomes more of a Long-Range Fighter.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: Per his Element, which got him into a lot of trouble as a kid. He was given alcohol to overcome it when he was nine, resulting in a lot of problems for him later in life.
- Embodiment of Virtue: Like Applejack before him, he represents a social virtue. As the Element of Honesty, he keeps the others honest by staying honest himself.
- Furry Reminder: Wind Breaker, as a griffon, sometimes stretches his neck out and chirps like a bird.
- Long-Range Fighter: After he gets his crossbow.
- Natural Weapon: Being a griffon, Wind Breaker primarily relies on his beak and talons in battle, at least initially. He still uses them as backups even after getting a crossbow.
- Never Heard That One Before: When introducing himself to some of his fellow future Bearers, Wind Breaker adds "And yes, I've heard all the jokes, so please don't start." He finally hears a new and less offensive one in the human world, when the human Applejack asks "Your folks named you after a coat?"
- Oblivious to Love: For a very long time, Wind Breaker had no idea that Diamond Back, a griffon from the same Hatchery who bullied him, secretly had a crush on him.
- Our Gryphons Are Different: Wind Breaker is a classic griffon with the front of a bird of prey (though he's colored more like a falcon than an eagle) and the back of a lion. Griffons are also described as having two different subspecies, mountain griffons and the smaller valley griffons, with Wind Breaker being the latter type.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Wind Breaker picks up a crossbow, which becomes his signature weapon, partway through the first story.
- Wolverine Claws: Wind Breaker uses his natural talons as one of his close-range weapons.
A female minotaur from Ledra in the Minos Islands, daughter of the Shipmaster of Ledra, and the new Bearer of Laughter.
- Big Eater: Very much so. She chalks it up to being a growing girl.
- The Big Guy: She's the biggest and muscliest of the group, relying on raw physical might.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Loud, strong and friendly.
- Carnivore Confusion: Vix-Lei, despite being a minotaur, sees nothing wrong with eating beef. She explains that since the cows in the world of Canterlot High are non-sapient and different enough from her own species, it doesn't matter.
- Crazy-Prepared: Vix-Lei carries various things around in case of "emergencies". Including a large rubber lizard that was in her coin bag. (And a pony-sized eyepatch.)
- Drives Like Crazy: As demonstrated during the escape from the Lower East-South Quarter. It's explained afterward that she grew up around a shipyard, and learned how to drive from her father's employees, most of whom had worked as her country's equivalent of cab drivers. She also admits to joyriding in the past.
- Drop the Hammer: Vix-Lei carries two, a warhammer she calls "Señor Hardhead" and a squeaky one called "Lady Kabonk".
- Embodiment of Virtue: Like Pinkie Pie before her, she represents a social virtue. As the Element of Laughter, she keeps the others' spirits up even when things seem bad. However, she also needs to know when to be serious so her comrades know they can always count on her and not dismiss her for being useless or insensitive.
- Gratuitous Greek: Unusually for this trope, it's used in much the same way as Xvital's Gratuitous Spanish - Vix-Lei breaks into her native language while under stress.
- I Call It "Vera": Vix-Lei named her hammers - Lady Kabonk (her "fun" hammer, a giant squeaky rubber one) and Señor Hardhead (her hammer hammer).
- Innocently Insensitive: Vix-Lei's humor tends to be this way, as she doesn't realize her jokes might be offensive to others. At least, at first - she does recognize that the others don't necessarily find them funny, but jokes are the best way she knows to break the ice.
- A Load of Bull: Vix-Lei, being a minotaur.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Vix-Lei is the oldest of eight.
- Outnumbered Sibling: Vix-Lei is the only girl in the family, outnumbered by her seven younger brothers - Herakles, Eusebios, Argus, Baltsaros, Marinos, Pyrrhus and Yanni.
- Ship Tease: With the human Bulk Biceps during the Equestria Girls arc. She's clearly attracted to him, and the feeling is mutual, but it never goes beyond talk and dancing.
- Supreme Chef: She's one of the better cooks of the group, which she picked up from her mother, and starts teaching Night Blade later.
A male doberman-style diamond dog from Canterlot's Under, and the new Bearer of Generosity.
- Berserk Button: Rex does not like it when people think he's stupid just due to being a Diamond Dog. He also doesn't appreciate it when others consider him to not be a "true Equestrian" because he's not a pony.
- Embodiment of Virtue: Like Rarity Belle before him, he represents a social virtue. As the Element of Generosity, he understands others and inspires them with his selflessness.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: Some believe Celestia and Luna are still responsible for the sun and moon rotating around the world, even a thousand years after their deaths. Rex is among those who believes gravity is responsible, and also firmly believes that magic, or thaumatology as he calls it, can be broken down into and understood in terms of scientific principles.
- Furry Reminder: Rex, being a canine species, has been heard barking and seen with his tail wagging, and during the escape from Canterlot, he had his head sticking over the side of their skimmer, his tongue hanging out like a real dog's would, though he denies it. He's embarrassed when photographic proof emerges.
- Incendiary Exponent: Rex utilizes a potion that's essentially napalm in the final battle of the first story.
- The Medic: He's the most skilled at healing of the group, treating their wounds when they need it.
- Not So Above It All: Rex tries to stay calm and dignified most of the time, but he's not above having a little fun every now and then, like teasing Vix-Lei with his reaction to the idea of setting her on fire.
- The Smart Guy: Rex is highly intelligent and wiser than most, much to the surprise of people who expect less of him due to his being a Diamond Dog. He's a skilled alchemist who developed and supplied the formulae for the spell that created the items he and his business partners are selling, and easily translates Xvital's comments when she slips into her native language.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Rex is skilled at creating and using explosive potions.
- Unusual Euphemism: Rex, like other Diamond Dogs, uses minerals and gemstones as swear words.
Captain-General Gentle Step
A unicorn and Captain-General of the Royal Guards.
- Carnivore Confusion: Despite being a pony (a nominally herbivore species), Gentle Step has developed a taste for meat.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Not so much as icy as stoic, Captain-General Gentle Step starts to show a lot more emotion when she is around Memorizing Gaze.
- The Dreaded: She's stronger than any of her fellow captains and got her position after ten days in the Guard - five days as a normal guard and five fighting her way into and out of Tartarus to rescue some of her fellows, with her only wounds being a scar on her face and a broken snout.
- Dual Wielding: Wields the swords Justice and Protector.
- Heroic Build: Her body muscle mass is described as having "seemed to belong to an earth pony that had trained themselves to the cusp of being unhealthy opposed to a unicorn".
- Oblivious to Love: Gentle Step is clearly attracted to Memorizing Gaze, but doesn't seem to realize her own feelings for him until she gets some help from Page.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Once she's been made aware of what's really going on.
- Red Baron: Thanks to the incident which led to her being promoted to Captain-General, she's known as the Bane of Tartarus.
- To Hell and Back: She once went into Tartarus, spent five days fighting there, and successfully rescued two of her Guards... with her only injuries being a scar on her face and a broken snout. After being a Guard for only five days at the time.
Lieutenant Mist Flight
A unicorn and second-in-command of the Royal Guards.
- Cool Old Guy: He's a grizzled stallion who was lieutenant when Gentle Step began guard training, and is firmly loyal to her.
- Declining Promotion: He's been offered a Captain's position before, but always declined because he liked where he was. During the second story, he winds up becoming Acting Captain-General as a result of Internal Affairs' actions against Gentle Step, who decides to use a sick day and leave Mist in charge.
- Number Two: Of the Royal Guard. He appoints Artisan Shine as his own Number Two when he steps up as Acting Captain-General.
- Embarrassing Nickname: He doesn't like being called "Misty".
- Old Soldier: Mist Flight has held his lieutenant's post longer than his captain Gentle Step.
Captain Blazen Sun
A unicorn and Holy Corona of the Celestia Guards. The oldest of the six Captains, he's in charge of Canterlot's fire department and Eastern quarter, and is official leader of the religious orders that worship Celestia, though he leaves the day-to-day running of it to another.
- Cool Old Guy: Blazen Sun, the oldest of the captains. Over 130 years old and a great-grandfather (he mentions having needed to stop and help one of his great-granddaughters that morning in chapter 11 of the second story).
- The Dreaded: Especially by dragons, after what he did to a hostile one.
- Kill It with Fire: Blazen Sun's specialty. He once killed a dragon with fire via his sun-based magic (and not just any dragon - it was Garble from the episode "Dragon Quest").
- Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Blazen Sun, at over 130 years old, is the last of his generation, and his comments to Memorizing Gaze indicate that, while not suicidal, he is tired and looking forward to the day when he can retire and pass his position on to his lieutenant, but he can't bring himself to do so just yet, feeling there is still more for him to do.
- Old-School Chivalry: Blazen Sun is a firm believer in this, and once gave all his Guards a royal chewing-out for not helping a couple of old mares when it was raining. It's become a trait of the entire Celestia Guard since then.
- Old Soldier: Blazen Sun, who's over 130 years old and is one, if not the very last, of his generation still in the Guard. Still sharp as a tack - he killed a dragon once and could do it again if needed.
- The Power of the Sun: Blazen Sun can create a miniature sun, bright enough to turn night into day.
- Red Baron: The Bane of Dragons, so named after an incident in which he made a hostile dragon explode.
Lieutenant Steady Lance
Second-in-command of the Celestia Guards.
- Number Two: Of the Celestia Guard. And Blazen Sun fully intends for him to take over as Captain when Blazen himself retires.
Captain Sweet Surprise
A unicorn and Full Moon of the Luna Guards. She's in charge of Canterlot's hospitals and Southern quarter, and is official leader of the religious orders that worship Luna, though she leaves the day-to-day running of it to another.
- Beware the Silly Ones: She may seem like a ditz, but she holds her rank for a reason.
- The Dreaded: She held back a demon incursion on her own (the same one that led Gentle Step to invade Tartarus), is a master tactician and so adept at approved transformation magic that she can fly better than most naturally-winged ponies.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Sweet Surprise feels that every single Guard has been laughing at her and questioning her competence since the skimmer incident (when the new Bearers managed to escape Canterlot, leading her on a wild chase in the process) and has been working overtime to try and prove herself ever since... on top of that, she fears that others, once they found out about her husband and wife, would treat them with the same lack of respect as they're treating Sweet, and doesn't want that to happen.
- Happily Married: Sweet Surprise is married to a firepony stallion named Hot Rod and a psychiatrist mare named Sound Mind, much to the surprise of her fellow Captains when they find out.
- My Own Private "I Do": Sweet Surprise explains that she and her marefriend and coltfriend had a private wedding in Las Pegasus so they wouldn't be swarmed by the press and media.
- Shipper on Deck: Sweet Surprise recognizes that Gentle Step has feelings for Memorizing Gaze that run deeper than friendship, and is in favor of the relationship.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: A unicorn who's adept enough at transformation magic to fully change into different pony types.
Lieutenant Even Hoof
Second-in-command of the Luna Guards.
Captain Standing Wall
An Earth pony and leader of the Cadenza Guards. She's in charge of Canterlot's police matters and the Western quarter.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Standing Wall is capable of a very strong degree of earth manipulation, including a sort of teleportation through it, moving from one spot to another incredibly fast.
- The Dreaded: She's renowned as the strongest Earth pony mage known to have ever lived.
- Red Baron: Known as the Bane of Minotaurs after an incident in which she and a squad of her Guards took on a mob of a thousand strong minotaurs and came back without a single loss and three hundred minotaurs marching in perfect formation to a Royal Guard stronghold.
- Tunnel King: As part of her earth-related powers, Standing Wall can phase through the ground without leaving a trace.
Lieutenant Dazzling Aura
Second-in-command of the Cadenza Guards.
- Number Two: Of the Cadenza Guard.
Captain Violet Lulamoon
Magi Supreme of the Magi of Stars Guards. An expert thaumatic artificer who revolutionized the Guard's armor protection spells. She's in charge of the farms outside Canterlot and the city's Northern quarter.
- Hidden Depths: On top of being Magi Supreme, Violet Lulamoon is revealed as being the published author of a non-fiction work on amulets (actually her college dissertation), and is working on a second in the second story.
- Just Friends: Violet Lulamoon insists (truthfully) that she and her lieutenant Lunar Light are this. Sweet Surprise isn't convinced, and chapter 20 mentions that she's not the only one, since there've been rumors about the two of them being a couple before, but Internal Affairs hasn't bothered them because they know both are suffering from The First Cut Is the Deepest.
- Spin-Offspring: She's unknowingly descended from Trixie Lulamoon, the fabled "Blue Sorceress" and supposed enemy of the Magi of Stars. In truth, after Twilight's death in the Changeling invasion of Canterlot, Trixie vowed to honor the mare that saved her life once.
- The First Cut Is the Deepest: She lost her husband when he was young, and hasn't been interested in romance since then.
Lieutenant Lunar Light
Second-in-command of the Magi of Stars Guards.
- In-Series Nickname: Violet calls him "Weird Beard", to Sweet Surprise's amusement.
- Just Friends: With his captain - they're long-time friends who've been through a great deal together, and neither would ever have anypony else as their Captain or lieutenant, but there's nothing romantic about it.
- Lethal Chef: He admits he "can't cook worth a hill of beans" and comes over to his captain's house for breakfast, since he prefers her cooking to anything prepared by, as he puts it, "most of the so-called professionals out there".
- Number Two: Of the Magi Of Stars Guard.
- The First Cut Is the Deepest: He joined the Guard to have something else to focus on after a mare jilted him and broke his heart.
Captain Memorizing Gaze
Secret Protector of the Hidden Guards, a group of Changelings working directly for Gentle Step and descended from a group that betrayed Queen Chrysalis to the ponies after her invasion of Canterlot. Uses the names Gladstone or Gray Hoof when undercover. His Guards also protect the individual family members of the other Captains and Guards.
- Praetorian Guard: He's the Royal Protector of the Badlands Changeling Hive, born to protect its Royal Family, and takes up that duty again when Page finally accepts her position as Queen.
- Same-Sex Triplets: With his brothers Sound Record and High Finish, who serve as the Sage's Protector and Hivemind Protector (respectively).
- The Spymaster: Per his role as Secret Protector of the Hidden Guards, who serve as Equestria's secret intelligence division and investigate potential threats to the nation. He even keeps Guards in his fellow Captains' headquarters to keep an eye out for other potential infiltrators.
Lieutenant Ruby Shell
Second-in-command of the Hidden Guards. Also goes by Mitta when she's undercover.
- Cannot Keep a Secret: Has a recurring problem with letting details slip - she's the one who unwittingly revealed Page was the Changeling Queen to the rest of the Bearers, and accidentally referred to two of them by their codenames where Vix-Lei could hear it in the second story.
- Number Two: Of the Hidden Guard.
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Reel / Kamen Rider Skull II
An A.R. (alternate reality) version of Anon e Mouse Jr., he likes to drop in on alternate versions of Equestria from time to time.
- All Your Powers Combined: He has fifty-two Gaia Memories, and his strongest form lets him tap all of them at once. According to his author-given backstory, his second-strongest form tapped only his first twenty-six when he first accessed it, and added more as he gained them, with the fifty-second pushing the form over the edge to Gold Xtreme.
- Anonymous Benefactor: Three of his four appearances have him pop in briefly and give some information and advice (while not spoiling anything that they won't find out on their own later) to the characters.
- Author Avatar: Of Anon e Mouse Jr., the co-writer of the series.
- Calling Your Attacks: When facing the Nightmare, he snaps his fingers and chants the first three words alongside his Transformation Trinket, followed by the attack name itself.KEY, MAXIMUM DRIVE! FINAL UNLOCK!
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In his third omake appearance, he personally deals with the Nightmare and banishes it to Tartarus. Balance is dumbfounded by this.
- Dimensional Traveler: According to his author-given backstory, he gained the ability to travel around alternate worlds from a meeting with Kamen Rider Decade, though he can only visit A.R. versions of existing stories rather than the core world (which is why he only appears in omakes). He's visited three different versions of the Pieces-verse so far.
- Drop-In Character: Downplayed - he only shows up a few times, and they're all in alternate-continuity versions of the Pieces-verse.
- Golden Super Mode: Kamen Rider Skull Gold Xtreme, the form he uses to defeat the Nightmare in his third appearance.
- Henshin Hero: Became one after gaining the powers of a Kamen Rider.
- Hero of Another Story: Literally - he originates from a fanfic that Anon e Mouse Jr. has in development, in which he ended up in an alternate version of Equestria that he now calls home.
- Legacy Character: Inherited the powers (and then some) of Sokichi Narumi, Kamen Rider Skull, after someone else recreated them and tried to use them for evil.
- Master of Unlocking: One of his most powerful attacks allows him to permanently unbind every atom in a target's body, even if they're intangible. It's how he beats the Nightmare in his third appearance.
- Multiform Balance: Reel, as Kamen Rider Skull the Second, has multiple Rider forms he can change between, but the omakes only show two: his default form, and his strongest. Word of God states that his first five forms are the default Jack-of-All-Stats, a Mighty Glacier, a Fragile Speedster, a Lightning Bruiser and a Super Mode (Kamen Rider Skull Xtreme). The form used for battle in the final omake is his sixth and final form, Kamen Rider Skull Gold Xtreme.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: According to his author-given backstory, his Skull Driver and T2 Gaia Memories were created by Foundation X to have their own new and more effective Kamen Rider, but were stolen by their creator and lost into another world where Reel found them and used them to become a hero.
- Shipper on Deck: Fully supports Gentle Step and Memorizing Gaze as a couple.
- Trapped in Another World: According to his author-given backstory, he somehow ended up in an alternate Equestria, just a hair to the side of the canon timeline. While not strictly trapped there anymore after an encounter with Kamen Riders Decade and Double (which led to his gaining Decade's ability to travel around dimensions), he now calls it home and always returns between visits to other worlds.