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Magical Girl Squad (魔法少女隊, Mahō Shōjo Tai)

The main team of the series, the Magical Girl Squad is composed of Arusu, Sheila, and Eva, three preteen apprentice witches who eventually become True Companions. The team is founded by Arusu to protect magic and the fairies from the warlocks.
  • The Ageless: Sheila and Eva were made ageless as punishment for letting Arusu release all the captive fairies back into the wild. Arusu didn't understand how this was a punishment until they explained that since they can't reach adulthood, they can never reach their full magical potential. Not to mention, since they're stuck as kids, they will never be able to experience adult things like getting married.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Played for Laughs. In "The Magical Girls Squad Transformed into Fish!", they drink a magical soup that turn their heads into fishes. They are implied to have gotten better in the end.
  • Bandaged Face: In "The Magical Girl Squad Transformed into Fish!", they wear bandages on their fish faces.
  • Child Soldiers: They're seen in some combat situations throughout the second half of the series.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Arusu for red, Sheila for blue, and Eva for both yellow and green combined.
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    Arusu 

Arusu (アルス, Arusu)

Voiced by: Sachiko Kojima (Japanese), Julie Maddalena (English, Media Blasters)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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"Anyone can use magic as long as they believe with all their heart!"
Arusu is the 11-year-old daughter of Jidan and Yoko, the main protagonist of the series, and The Leader of the Magical Girl Squad. Originally an ordinary elementary school student in Japan, she finds herself in the Magical Realm, where she becomes an apprentice witch by permission of Atelia.
  • Abstract Apotheosis: In the Grand Finale, Arusu becomes a symbol of hope through using the magic of light to destroy dark magic fueled by hate, doubt, and despair.
  • Action Girl: She defeats a warlock soldier with lightning. Subverted, however, as she chooses to be an Action Survivor after she regrets using her magic for harm, which goes against her own belief that magic is For Happiness.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Originally had blonde hair and blue eyes in the pilot trailer, but her hair and eyes changed to reddish-orange in the anime.
  • All-Loving Hero: Arusu is one of the kindest, most selfless character in the series, as she only wants to make the other people happy through the power of magic. She always keeps the fairies free and politely asks them to give her some body parts she needs to cast magic. She doesn't discriminate against social outcasts like failed witches and the wizards, even becoming friends with some of them. Even though her talent for lightning magic makes her a strong fighter, she refuses to resort to violence ever since she regrets going against her own belief by attacking the warlock cavalrymen in a fit of rage. When Atelia scapegoats the warlocks for The End of the World as We Know It and declares a full-scale war, she points out that the witches and the warlocks should work together to protect their old, dying Magical Realm rather than fight. As a riot led by the special task forces takes hold in the Witch Realm for fear of The End of the World as We Know It, she screams that no one is born to hate. Once she understands that dark magic draws its powers from despair, doubt, and hate, she feeds Eva a chestnut to make her remember how their friendship began, by which she casts the magic of light to destroy dark magic and stop The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Anime Hair: She has one wavy lock on the left side of her otherwise straight hair.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Having grown up being obsessed with witches and magic, she now becomes an apprentice witch in the Magical Realm.
  • Asleep for Days: According to Wil, she sleeps for three days after fleeing from the warlock police.
  • Audience Surrogate: She's an ordinary human, has to have the way the Magical Realm works explained to her and often calls it out when it does not make sense to her.
  • Badass Pacifist: Even though her talent for lightning magic makes her a strong fighter, she refuses to resort to violence ever since she regrets going against her own belief by attacking the warlock cavalrymen in a fit of rage. However, that doesn't stop her from achieving great deeds. She turns herself and an angry hydra into stone to save the Witch Realm, only for her to come back to life thanks to Qoo. Once she understands that dark magic draws power from despair, doubt, and hate, she feeds Eva a chestnut to make her remember how their friendship began, by which she casts the magic of light to stop The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Batman Gambit: In "The Port of Departure", she tricks the special capture squad into chasing a piskie in vain by lying them about where the piskie is, exploiting the fact that those without four-leaf clover cannot see a piskie.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She is known for her optimistic, happy-go-lucky attitude and is a nearly constant source of comic relief. She's also a Plucky Girl and a Badass Pacifist.
  • Beyond the Impossible: She can use magic despite her human origins, which leads Sheila to scream This Cannot Be!.
  • Blithe Spirit: She acts one of these in the Magical Realm. She refuses to rob the fairies of their freedom, uses Goroawase Number to cast magic, and gives those with little magical power a second chance.
  • Broken Tears: After finding herself unable to fly on a broomstick, she tells Sheila and Eva she wonders if humans should be in the Human Realm with tears in her eyes.
  • But Now I Must Go: In the Grand Finale, after Arusu casts the magic of light to stop The End of the World as We Know It, the Grand Master of Witches asks the human girl to remain in the Magical Realm and create a better realm than before. However, she refuses her offer and decides to return to the Human Realm because she now has the confidence to succeed in her home realm.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: She refers to her mother by name, with the suffix "-san" in the Japanese version.
  • Catchphrase: "Anyone can use magic as long as they believe with all their heart!"
  • Character Title: Tweeny Witches is known in Japan as Magical Girl Squad Arusu.
  • The Chew Toy: Invoked. When cursed with dangerous levels of bad luck by a yareri fairy she has released, she tries to use the humor of her own misfortunes to get Sheila to smile.
  • Child Prodigy: She is a master of lightning magic at 11.
  • Children Raise You: When she lived in Japan, she always waked her mother up every morning since her father left 6 years ago.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She is described by the 1st Opening Narration as daydreaming all of the time, especially about someday becoming a magician. When she lived in Japan, she had painted her classmate's face red after asking her teacher if she can use any magic.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Zigzagged. She has reddish-orange hair and eyes, although her eyes sometimes appear gold.
  • Daddy's Girl: She loves her father and misses him much since he left the family. He's also the one who taught her to believe in magic.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: When she lived in Japan, she took care of her depressed mother.
  • Feminine Mother, Tomboyish Daughter: Arusu is an athletic, short-haired Fiery Redhead who defies the norms of the witches without shame. She also dresses in a tank top and pants before a Significant Wardrobe Shift as part of her Going Native. Her mother, Yoko, is a Housewife with a Motherly Side Plait, though her similar clothes and ineptitude in cooking make her a downplayed example.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has reddish-orange hair and a feisty personality.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She and Sheila at first don't get along because of their conflicting personalities. Eventually, Arusu gets to know Sheila better and they team up to face Wizard Kingdom and The End of the World as We Know It. This allows them to become closer as allies and friends.
  • For Happiness: She believes that magic should be used to make people happy, and this is a large part of her motivation for studying magic.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She earns the tolerance of the fairies by freeing them all and treating them well. This is notable because the witches capture them as the source of their magic.
  • Girliness Upgrade: At the beginning of the series, Arusu wears a white and red horizontally striped tank top, brown pants, and grey shoes, signifying her background as an ordinary young girl in Japan. As Atelia arranges for her to live as an apprentice witch, she changes to a pointed hat, a minidress, gloves and boots in black and red, all of which the sage once wore as an apprentice witch. Subverted in the Grand Finale, when she goes home to the Human Realm, she goes back to her original clothes, signifying her farewell to the Magical Realm.
  • Genki Girl: Energetic, perky and cheerful to boot.
  • Going Native: Arusu is originally a young human girl who suddenly finds herself in the Magical Realm. When Atelia arranges for her to live as an apprentice witch, she begins to learn magic among the native witches. Downplayed since she is unafraid to bends the rules of the witches in order to do what is right.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: She is frequently criticized by Sheila for being naive and idealistic, but she shows herself to be quite intelligent in "The Port of Departure", where she pulls a Batman Gambit to keep the special capture squad from capturing a piskie by exploiting the fact that those without four-leaf clover cannot see it.
  • The Heart: Arusu acts as the moral center in the Magical Realm, being an idealistic Plucky Girl who believes that making other people happy is more important than following morally questionable traditions.
  • Hope Bringer: As the Grand Master of Witches explains, dark magic takes away the will of every living thing to rebuild and even their hopes. It takes Arusu casting the magic of light to bring hope back to them.
  • I Gave My Word: She gives Grande the True Book of Spells as she promised.
  • Implausible Hair Color: Arusu has reddish-orange hair, despite supposedly being full Japanese.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Her eyes are either reddish-orange or gold, depending on the scene.
  • In-Series Nickname: Eva initially calls her a "sweetheart".
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Arusu is an 11-year-old Plucky Girl from the Human Realm. She becomes friends with Wil, a wise old wizard who has a grandson younger than her.
  • It's All My Fault: She briefly reacts this way after Qoo's grandmother collapses in the middle of a full-scale attack by the warlocks. She regrets coming to the Magical Realm with the True Book of Spells, which resulted in Sheila and Eva having the Curse of Eternal Youth cast on them, as well as the warlocks waging a full-scale attack against the Witch Realm. Lennon tells her that she doesn't have to blame herself because it was he who summoned her to the Magical Realm.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: She believes the Human Realm to be too gloomy for anyone to live a happy life unless there is magic. However, in the Grand Finale, she decides to return to the Human Realm because she now has the confidence to succeed in her home realm.
  • Mighty Whitey: Of the Japanese variety. She is the only full-blooded Japanese (or so she seems) in the Magical Realm, Another Dimension she suddenly finds herself in. Her sheer idealism bewilders some people around her, but that doesn't stop her from becoming a powerful witch and stopping The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Mistaken Identity: At first, she is mistaken for an apprentice witch in the district A.
  • Motor Mouth: Arusu tends to ramble a lot.
  • Mage Born of Muggles: Arusu is a witch born from human parents, which makes her stand out in a world where magic is passed down among the witches and warlocks.
  • Mukokuseki: She's a Japanese girl, but she has an exotic name, reddish-orange hair, and reddish-orange eyes.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After she defeats a warlock soldier with lightning magic, Arusu is horrified that she has gone against her own belief that magic is For Happiness. From that point on, she refuses to use her magic to harm anyone or anything.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She's initially completely out of her depth when she comes to the Magical Realm. Of course, she didn't even know magic was real or that the Magical Realm existed until that day.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While well-intentioned, her decision to release all the captive fairies back into the wild deprived the Witch Realm of its magical resources and led Sheila and Eva to be cursed to remain young forever.
  • Not Quite the Right Thing: While well-intentioned, her decision to release all the captive fairies back into the wild deprived the Witch Realm of its magical resources and led Sheila and Eva to be cursed to remain young forever.
  • Odd Name Out: Arusu is the only one of the Magical Girl Squad to have an exotic name.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Arusu is usually a cheerful and idealistic girl who has a thing for witches and magic. However, after finding herself unable to fly on a broomstick, she tells Sheila and Eva she wonders if humans should be in the Human Realm with tears in her eyes.
    • Arusu is usually a Genki Girl. However, when Sigma calls Eva The Load on the team, she calmly tells him there are things one can and can't say.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Elementary school version.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Implied. Once she discovers her ability to ride a Flying Broomstick like a skateboard, she proudly reveals to Sheila that she's been nicknamed "the Skateboard King" back in the Human Realm.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: She provides this role to relieve tense moments.
  • Plucky Girl: When cursed with dangerous levels of bad luck by the yareri fairy she released, she tries to get Sheila to smile using the humor of her own misfortunes.
  • Protagonist Title: The anime is known in Japan as Magical Girl Squad Arusu.
  • Power Glows: As she performs the magic of light, her entire body glows yellow.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted; despite wearing a black and red uniform, she's The Hero of the story.
  • Red Is Heroic: She has reddish-orange hair and eyes to match her heroism.
  • Shock and Awe: At the beginning of "The Warlock Sigma", Arusu masters lightning magic.
  • Sky Surfing: She is unable to ride a Flying Broomstick the regular way. However, she finds she can do it by standing on the broom like a skateboard.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Arusu and Lennon are a contrasting pair of half-siblings even without their Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy dynamic, though he later adopts her values and takes a level in idealism. While she's a Fiery Redhead and the Messianic Archetype, he has blonde hair and remains much more reserved even after his Heel–Face Turn. While she loves her Disappeared Dad whose values about magic she follows, he hates his Missing Mom for choosing her duty to protect magic as a leader over the family life she had with him and his father. While she uses her magic For Happiness despite her human heritage, he hates magic as something that only makes people unhappy despite the implications that he has magic himself because of his half-warlock heritage. While she decides to do everything she can for all her loved ones as the Magical Realm approaches its destruction, he finds it hard to understand why someone would do anything when everything is doomed to end.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: At the beginning of the series, Arusu wears a white and red horizontally striped tank top, brown pants, and grey shoes, signifying her background as an ordinary young girl in Japan. As Atelia arranges for her to live as an apprentice witch, she changes to a pointed hat, a minidress, gloves and boots in black and red, all of which the sage once wore as an apprentice witch. Subverted in the Grand Finale, when she goes home to the Human Realm, she goes back to her original clothes, signifying her farewell to the Magical Realm.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Arusu is her name in both Japanese and English, but the fansubs wrongly called her "Alice."
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her eyes sometimes appear gold to match her magical powers.
  • Take a Third Option: In "The Gryphon's Feather", Arusu is forced to decide whether to cast flight magic at the expense of the freedom of a griffon or refuse to rob a griffon of its freedom and be unable to learn magic. She manages to get around this by getting a feather from a griffon that she saved from the special capture squad.
  • Taken for Granite: Inverted. In "Hydra's Attack", she turns herself into stone to save an entire town from an angry hydra. She gets better thanks to Qoo's counterspell.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the Grand Finale, Arusu takes a blast to protect Eva from soldiers.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: She wears a white-and-red tank top before replacing it with a black minidress once worn by Atelia as an apprentice witch.
  • Tareme Eyes: Zigzagged. Arusu subverts and conforms to the stereotype she embodies with her round eyes. She's an All-Loving Hero with sheer idealism, which fit perfectly within the type. She's also a rebellious Genki Girl, running contrary to the soft personality one would expect of someone of such eyes.
  • Tastes Like Friendship:
    • Arusu wins Eva over with a chestnut at the first meeting. Eva rewards her by releasing her from the cage because these are not native to the Magical Realm and so she had never eaten anything so sweet before.
    • When she sees him begging some food, Arusu tells Nito to chew alms well. Nito rewards her by asking his grandfather, Wil, to shelter her after he finds her unconscious.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has reddish-orange eyes that sometimes appear gold.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: She refuses to harm anyone using her magic no matter what.
  • Token Human: She's the only human member of the Magical Girl Squad, the other two being native humanoid witches.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She used to be an ordinary young girl from the Human Realm until she discovers that she has magic. She eventually masters lightning magic with the help of Sheila, making her a potentially capable fighter. The "potentially" part comes because she refuses to harm any life out of belief that magic should be used For Happiness.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves Tianjin sweet roasted chestnuts.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Sigma calls Eva The Load on the team, she calmly tells him there are things one can and can't say. Given that she is usually a Genki Girl, it's saying a lot.
  • Übermensch: Arusu refuses to follow the typical code of witches that revolves around protecting magic to blindly follow traditions rather than to make the other people happy, and she does not capture fairies and discriminate against social outcasts like failed witches and the wizards. This occasionally gets her ridiculed, but she still stands strong by her beliefs.
  • The Unfettered: The reason she's gotten as far as she has- her inability to hold back or restrain herself, is one of her most defining traits. Her only fetters are her loved ones and her desire to make the other people happy.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While well-intentioned, her decision to release all the captive fairies back into the wild deprived the Witch Realm of its magical resources and led Sheila and Eva to be cursed to remain young forever.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Subverted. Sigma would have successfully tricked her into helping him get the True Book of Spells, if not for the fact that Sheila found out about his manipulation.
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: When she was a child, her father taught her to believe in magic and use magic For Happiness. By the time the series begins, she's a very Plucky Girl and eventually stops The End of the World as We Know It using the legendary magic of light through The Power of Friendship.
  • You Remind Me of X: She reminds Wil of her father because they share the same belief that anyone can use magic as long as they believe with all their heart and that magic is about creating miracles.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Inverted. Arusu is a fun-loving Genki Girl, in contrast to her mysterious and serious father, Jidan. It's implied that she got it from her mother.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She believes that magic should be used to make people happy, and this is a large part of her motivation for studying magic.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She thinks every witch is happy and uses magic For Happiness. However, she discovers that this is not the case in the Magical Realm.

    Sheila 

Sheila (シーラ, Shīra)

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Cindy Robinson (English, Media Blasters)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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"It's not because the fairies are tools for magic or because it's a magical tradition. It's not a matter of wanting to capture them or not. None of that matters to me! I just want to become a great witch and lead others. God knows I've worked my butt off till now learning all I can, including magic! I've even served as discipline officer even though I don't want to. I can't let something like this bring me down...I can't throw my life away!"
The gruff discipline officer in charge of the apprentice witches in district A. She lives on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby by her mother, Menow, who ended up choosing to to stay with her husband in the Warlock Realm instead of returning to the Witch Realm with her.
  • Bad Boss: When her student, Melissa, accidentally surrounds herself with fire, she leaves Melissa behind to see if Melissa can put out the fire.
  • Bait the Dog: In "Hydra's Attack", she gives Qoo some hope that Qoo may be able to stay in the Magical Realm if she saves an entire town from an angry hydra. However, when Qoo drowns, she leaves Qoo alone and demands that Arusu give her a body part of a fairy for The Needs of the Many, much to Arusu's anger.
  • Blatant Lies: When she pretends to be under Sigma's control, she tells the warlock military that she can make Eva confess where the True Book of Spells. The book vanished when Arusu wished for an ecoo fairy to save Sheila from an angry shizah fairy.
  • Blue Is Heroic: When one of her students accidentally surrounds herself around the fireball she created, she refuses to save her with an excuse that it is the responsibility for her and her alone to handle the consequences of her magic. However, by the time Sigma makes a proper introduction, she no longer believes in depending no one but herself.
  • Brainwashed: When Sigma shows her the eventual destruction of the Magical Realm, he brainwashes her into following his orders. It does not last.
  • Broken Bird: She has been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby by her mother, Menow, who ended up choosing to to stay with her husband in the Warlock Realm instead of returning to the Witch Realm with her. When Sigma tells her that she is supposed to be a woman who believes in no one but herself, she has an Inner Monologue about how she used to be that.
  • Clothing Damage: In "The Fairy Chronicles", a fairy that tries to abduct Popo shreds her minidress.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: In "The Gryphon's Feather", Arusu pulls a Big Damn Heroes when she arrives to save her from falling to death. Sheila soon tells her she does not want people like Arusu to rescue her.
  • Consummate Liar: Like Sigma, Sheila proves to be a masterful liar. After taking her physical freedom back on her own, she manages to fool Sigma and the warlock military into believing that she is still under their control until she gets the warlock military to tell her where Eva is. Much later, she is able to fool Arusu and Eva into believing that she is glad about the foundation of the Magical Girl Squad. Even though she's usually a Perpetual Frowner, nobody finds her uncharacteristic smile suspicious. She drugs Arusu to send Arusu on a ship for the Human Realm to spare her from the eventual destruction of the Magical Realm, thereby parting her friend from herself.
  • Damsel out of Distress: When Sigma forces her by switching a button into bringing the warlocks herself as a witch needed to cast dark magic, Sheila has Haru switch the button to free herself.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When she was a baby, her mother abandoned her to stay with her father against the tradition for a witch and her daughter to live away from her husband.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father gets mentioned once in "Witches' Tradition", but he is never seen and his identity is unknown except the fact that he's a warlock who broke up with her mother.
  • Empty Eyes: When Sigma brainwashes her into following his orders, her eyes lose pupils.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She tells Eva to wish for an ecoo fairy to remove the Curse of Eternal Youth from the latter.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: While more of a Broken Bird than actually evil, Sheila is angry that Arusu is so reckless to turn herself into stone to save the Witch Realm even though no one knows if someone will come to bring her back to life.
  • Freudian Excuse: She is a cynical Social Darwinist ever since, as a baby, her mother abandoned her to stay with her husband in the Warlock Realm.
  • Friendless Background: According to Eva, Sheila had been all alone since her birth.
  • Hates Their Parent: She resents her mother for abandoning her to stay with her father in the Warlock Realm. She goes as far as to throw the birthday cake her mother made for her on the floor. They eventually reconcile, however, after which she calls her mother reliable.
  • Hypocrite:
  • An Ice Person: In "The Warlock Sigma", she freezes some warlock soldiers before they unfreeze themselves.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: She has pale blue eyes to match her cold personality.
  • I Lied: When she gets the military to tell her where Eva is, Sheila asks Sigma who he is ordering around and takes him hostage, revealing that she had manipulated everyone into believing that she is still under his control.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: At first, she appears to be a cold, high-and-mighty Jerkass who cares nothing but proving herself above everyone with the power of her own strength. However, it hides her implicit insecurity that stems from knowing her mother abandoned her.
  • Inner Monologue: When Sigma tells her that they're supposed to be Not So Different.
  • It's All About Me: When Arusu is using her bad luck to try to get Sheila to laugh, her mother calls her out on how she only thinks of herself so much that she ignores how worried the people around her are for her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sheila has her moments where it's made clear that she is a good person beneath her cold exterior, particularly when she tells Eva to wish for an ecoo fairy to undo the Curse of Eternal Youth cast upon Eva.
  • Keigo: She always addresses all of the Three Sages with "-sama" because they have the second greatest influence on the Witch Realm. When she pretends to still be under Sigma's control so she can rescue Eva, she has formal yet broken speech patterns.
  • Kirk Summation: Although she believes that what he says is right, Sheila refuses Sigma's offer to leave the world together out of belief that she needs to find out what it is that she should do with her life or else nothing would have changed even if she did accept.
  • The Lancer: She serves as a strong contrast to Arusu. While Arusu is a rebellious Genki Girl with no prior experience in magic, Sheila is a serious native witch who wants to rise above the other witches.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: She had no friends until she met Eva and Arusu.
  • Making a Splash: In "The Warlock Sigma", she casts water on a warlock soldier.
  • Manchurian Agent: Sigma switches a button on her warlock outfit to take her physical freedom away and force her into becoming a slave to perform dark magic for the warlocks.
  • The Not-Love Interest: She devotes herself to rise above the other witches with her own strength to overcome being a lonely child abandoned by her mother, who wanted to stay with her husband in the Warlock Realm. She starts off disliking Arusu for her sheer idealism and impulsivity but gradually warms up to her over the series as they face Wizard Kingdom and The End of the World as We Know It together. She is initially seen criticizing Eva harshly for her tendency to give up easily, but she deeply cares about her to the point where she proudly points out to Sigma that her best friend can't use magic but is kinder than anyone else she's ever known.
  • Not So Above It All: She carries a serious, no-nonsense demeanor most of the time. Despite this, she laughs when Arusu makes herself up like a clown using purple juice.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: After she breaks free of Sigma's physical enslavement, she pretends to still be under his control so she can rescue Eva from Wizard Kingdom.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: She has pale blue eyes to match her status as a witch.
  • OOC Is A Serious Business: She is a non-nonsense Perpetual Frowner and, does not like it when Arusu suggests forming the Magical Girl Squad to protect the fairies from the warlocks. After Arusu promises Wil and Nito that she will protect the magic, she makes a celebratory meal for the foundation of the Magical Girl Squad with a smile. All of this is an act for her to send Arusu on Ludens in order to spare her from the eventual destruction of the Magical Realm.
  • Ore Onna: She uses "ore" to call herself.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She wears a stern expression at almost all times, to the point where Eva doesn't remember if she has ever laughed.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • She always wants to remove the Curse of Eternal Youth from at least Eva rather than herself alone.
    • She silences her peers who make fun of Qoo for her inability to cast magic.
  • Sadistic Choice: She was forced to choose between letting Arusu stay in the Magical Realm and thereby die in its eventual destruction, or sending her on a ship for the Human Realm to spare her and thereby parting her friend from herself. She chooses the second option, though Arusu returns to the Magical Realm to protect everything she loves.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!:
    • When Arusu declares that she will learn magic and use it For Happiness, Sheila points out to her that no one can use magic without robbing a fairy of its freedom. She's proven wrong when a gryphon gives Arusu its feather as thanks for protecting it from the special task force.
    • When Arusu wonders why the witches should fight the warlocks, Sheila tells Arusu to Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto Us.
  • The Social Darwinist: A variant on the Struggler. When her student, Melissa, accidentally surrounds herself with fire, she leaves Melissa behind to see if Melissa can put out the fire. When Arusu rescues Melissa, she calls Arusu out for supposedly spoiling Melissa, even going as far as saying that the value of life depends on magic and that those who cannot defend themselves deserve to die. Deconstructed in "The Secret of Dragon House"; when she tells Eva that she hates weaklings, one of her peers calls her too harsh for doing so. She seems to have abandoned this philosophy by the time Sigma makes a proper introduction.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: At first, she seems to be a mean, selfish girl. As the series progresses, it's revealed why she acts this way
  • Stepford Smiler: After Arusu promises Wil and Nito that she will protect the magic, Sheila feeds her and Eva a celebratory meal for the foundation of the Magical Girl Squad with an uncharacteristic smile. All of this is an act for her to send Arusu on Ludens in order to spare her from the eventual destruction of the Magical Realm.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: She spends most of the series desperate to remove the Curse of Eternal Youth from herself and Eva. Much later, she realizes how lucky she was to have the curse cast on her because it enables her to believe in the legendary magic of light. In the Grand Finale, the Grand Master of Witches removes the curse from her and Eva, fulfilling her request that she and Eva have the curse removed if she finds the traitor among the witches.
  • Tears of Joy: In "Happy Birthday", she does this when she finally eats her mother's birthday cake.
  • This Cannot Be!: When Arusu flies on a broom for the first time, Sheila screams that a human is supposed to be unable to do so.
  • Token Evil Teammate:
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Sheila starts out as unapologetically brash and rude to Arusu for her idealism and impulsivity. By the time Sigma gets a proper introduction, she grows to care about the human girl while remaining a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has narrow, upwards arching eyes, signifying her cold personality.
  • Tsundere: Sheila acts hostile towards Arusu and frequently insults her because she disapproves of her values, but gradually warms up to her over the series as they face Wizard Kingdom and The End of the World as We Know It together. She also cares about Eva than she seems, criticizing her tendency to give up easily because she knows the Witch Realm would not send her to the Human Realm if she worked hard enough to become a great witch. When Sigma makes the mistake of underestimating her Silk Hiding Steel, she proudly points out to him that how Eva is kinder than anyone else she's ever known despite her inability to cast magic.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Arusu turns both herself and a hydra into stone to save the Witch Realm from the rampaging hydra. Despite her Heroic Sacrifice, Sheila refuses to thank her or to apologize for her mistreatment, saying that it's the human girl's own fault for turning herself into stone without thinking of the consequences.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: She is a brooding, non-nonsense apprentice witch, while her mother, Menow, is a Genki Girl like Arusu.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to find out the traitor among the witches so she can remove the Curse of Eternal Youth from Eva. However, Arusu and Eva call out her for her willingness to let the warlocks attack Lennon to do so.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Arusu calls her out when Sheila refuses to save Melissa from the fire and excuses it by claiming that only the user has responsibility for her magic.
    • When Sheila lets the warlocks attack Lennon to see whether he is the traitor capable of dark magic among the witches, Arusu and Eva call out her on her extreme methods.
  • When She Smiles: When she finally eats her mother's birthday cake.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has greyish purple hair.

    Eva 

Eva (エバ, Eba)

Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (Japanese), Mela Lee, Andrea Kwan (English)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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The first person to befriend Sheila and Arusu. She has little confidence in herself because of her ineptitude for magic.
  • All-Loving Hero: Eva is one of the most kind-hearted individuals in the series. She doesn't have one mean bone in her body and is always willing to help those in need.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Grande manipulates her into casting dark magic, thus almost destroying the Magical Realm. Justified because darkness in her heart is needed to cast dark magic. Arusu manages to get her out of it with The Power of Friendship.
  • Badass Pacifist: She's not an Action Girl, but manages to go through warlock soldiers and reach the top of Dark Mountain.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She wants to get her magic back after losing it to a Mystical Plague. She gets her wish as the unwilling caster of dark magic.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Eva is one of the kindest people in the series, but when it comes to her friends, she can be a Plucky Girl.
  • Break the Cutie: When she loses her magic to a Mystical Plague.
  • Brought Down to Normal: As the Magical Realm approaches its doom, she loses her magic to a Mystical Plague.
  • The Chick: She holds Arusu and Sheila together, always trying to mediate between them. She' the Supreme Team Chef, making Arusu say she would win a man's heart with her cooking. As Sheila points out to Sigma, she's an Inept Mage but has a kind heart and the courage to go through any potential danger for her friends. Near the end of the series, she turns out to be a White Magician Girl.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Compared to the more straightforward Arusu, Eva is a meek, clumsy witch with low confidence. She depends on her friends to some degree, something Sigma calls her out for. However, as Sheila points out to him, she's a Nice Girl and proves to be a Plucky Girl when push comes to shove. Exploited when Grande manipulates her into casting dark magic by preying on her insecurities.
  • Compressed Hair: She manages to braid her thigh-length hair into shorter Girlish Pigtails, though the exact length varies between armpit-length and waist-length depending on the scene. She also can hide them under the hood of her warlock suit.
  • Cute Witch: She is a young apprentice witch with blonde Girlish Pigtails and green Tareme Eyes. She's a timid Inept Mage, but as Sheila points out to Sigma, she's also a Nice Girl and, when push comes to shove, she demonstrates her Silk Hiding Steel.
  • Les Collaborateurs: Subverted. She just wants to get her magic back after losing it to a Mystical Plague. She unwillingly ends up as the traitor among the witches because Grande takes advantage of her insecurities to manipulate her into casting dark magic.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Implied. As revealed in "The Secret of Dragon House", she used to live with Dragon alone and her parents are never mentioned.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: In her insecurities and desire to get her magic back, she easily falls into Grande's manipulations and ends up casting dark magic.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Downplayed and Zigzagged. She sometimes has yellowish green hair and green eyes depending on the scene.
  • Damsel in Distress: In "Cursed Magic", warlock soldiers hold her hostage twice. Sigma is the first to save her and Arusu the second.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Being a witch who has inner darkness is what you need to cast dark magic. Due to being an Inept Mage and later feeling neglected by her friends, Eva always has been feeling something is lacking inside her. Grande takes advantage of those insecurities to manipulate her into casting dark magic as the Apocalypse Maiden. As do most DMG, she is saved by Arusu with The Power of Friendship and makes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She has crossed it by the time she casts dark magic, convinced that she can't make the impossible possible and isn't strong enough to say the Curse of Eternal Youth was a positive thing. Justified because only a witch who has darkness in her heart can use the magic of darkness that draws its powers from hatred, doubt, and despair.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: The Grand Master of Witches orders Sheila to find the traitor among the witches, who will cast dark magic for the warlocks. After every suspect turns out to be innocent, Sheila discovers that it's her friend, Eva, all along, though Forced into Evil thanks to Grande's manipulation. It's particularly a shocking reveal since the character in question is not only a blonde, pigtailed Cute Witch but also one of The Hero Arusu's True Companions.
  • Don't Look at Me!: When Sheila and Arusu find out her monstrous form as the caster of dark magic, she yells "Don't look at me!" at them.
  • Easily Forgiven: Zigzagged and Justified. Although shocked to find out that she is the traitor among the witches, Arusu and Sheila forgive Eva for casting dark magic, though it helps that Eva regrets almost destroying the Magical and Human Realms against her own will. In fact, Arusu is willing to help her get out of her Fate Worse than Death as the caster of dark magic. The Grand Master of Witches basically tells her that Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse, only to remove the Curse of Eternal Youth from both Sheila and her.
  • Eye Color Change: When Eva falls to a Mystical Plague, her eyes turn brown. Her eyes turn red as she casts dark magic. Her eyes turn brown again as Arusu and Sheila approach her.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Invoked. When she accepts Grande's offer to get her magic back with the True Book of Spells, she is manipulated by him into casting dark magic.
  • Fate Worse than Death: During her time as the unwilling caster of dark magic, she turns into a monstrous combination of herself and the Beast of the Apocalypse, fully aware of the damage she's doing to everything around her but unable to do anything to stop herself. Given that dark magic takes form from hate, distrust, and despair, it's Justified.
  • Final Boss: When she fuses with Grande and the fairies, the resulting creature is the final opponent that’s Arusu faces, and her mission to save Eva is the last conflict in the series.
  • Foil: Sheila is aloof, has short, grey purple hair, and acts hostile to Arusu. Eva is friendly, has long blonde hair, and firmly supports Arusu.
  • Forced into Evil: She casts dark magic as the traitor among the witches, driving many of her species to despair and almost destroying the Magical and Human Realms. She didn't want to be an Apocalypose Maiden, but Grande manipulates her into it by offering to give her back her magic with the True Book of Spells.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: In the Grand Finale, Eva goes from being a fairly normal if clumsy witch to the Apocalypse Maiden, though not by choice.
  • Fusion Dance: When she performs dark magic, she merges with a huge Beast of the Apocalypse made of the 100 fairy species.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She braids her hair into high pigtails with brown bands at the end. She's a Cute Witch with Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: She has long, flowing blonde hair when let down.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: She has blonde hair that looks light green in some scenes.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blonde hair and is the sweetest of the Magical Girl Squad.
  • Hero of Another Story: "The Secret of Dragon House" reveals that long before Arusu arrives, she had saved Witch Heaven from its planned destruction by Jestor's Civilization Destroyer.
  • Hostage Situation: In "Cursed Magic", warlock soldiers takes her hostage twice.
  • Humble Hero: Remains modest even after stopping the Civilization Destroyer created by Jestor to destroy the Witch and Warlock Realms.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: She wants to make herself more useful for her friends.
  • Ill Girl: She grows bedridden from the Mystical Plague that takes her magic away.
  • Inept Mage: She has a low self confidence because her spells often backfire with the exception of cooking spells. She later gets better after a mysterious old man in her vision encourages her to stay hopeful, but then she suddenly loses her magic to a Mystical Plague. Desperate, she receives the True Book of Spells from Grande, who was behind the old man in her vision, and performs dark magic.
  • I Work Alone: Later in the series, she once decides to work alone because of her resentment about feeling neglected by her friends.
  • Killer Rabbit: She is the performer of dark magic, who also happens to be a young Cute Witch with Girlish Pigtails.
  • The Kirk: To Arusu's McCoy and Sheila's Spock.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: She usually wears her blonde hair braided in Girlish Pigtails. She only lets it down when she's asleep, when she's bathing, or long after she falls to the Mystical Plague.
  • The Load: Sigma accuses her of being a burden in "Cursed Magic", where warlock soldiers take her hostage twice.
  • Master of One Magic: Her cooking spells never backfire.
  • Modesty Shorts: She wears white bloomers under her black minidress.
  • Morality Pet: She begins as the only person Sheila cares about.
  • Ms. Exposition:
    • She explains to Arusu in "The Gryphon's Feather" that a witch needs a fairy's body parts to cast magic.
    • She explains to Arusu in "The True Book of Spells" that the witches and the warlocks have marks of wings as the remnant of lost wings.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the finale, she tells Sheila that she's sorry that she ends up performing dark magic.

    Dragon 

Dragon

Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi, Sachiko Kojima (Mini Dragon) (Japanese); Michael McConnohie (English)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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A huge dragon owned by Eva. He emerges from Dragon House to carry it whenever his owner and her friends need help.
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