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Nakajima Gym

     Fuka Reventon 

Fuka Reventon

Voiced by: Inori Minase
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"...the Rinne I wanted to protect didn't exist anymore. I cried thinking about that. But... This is wrong! I was just running away! Running from facing her, and losing again! I'm gonna be stronger!"

Fuka is the main character of ViVid Strike. As a child she grew up in an orphanage alongside her best friend Rinne Berlinetta. After Rinne was adopted by a rich family their friendship fell apart. Einhart ends up taking her under her wing to teach her martial arts.


  • Affectionate Nickname: "Fu-chan" by Rinne. Even after their falling-out, Rinne still calls her by this privately.
  • Aggressive Categorism: Having grown up as an orphan, she has developed a strong distaste for the upper class. While this generally applies to anyone who looks down on her because of her background, she specifically dislikes them due to Rinne's drastic change in personality ever since she was taken in by the Berlinettas. She slowly starts to get better through interacting with Team Nakajima, but she was still hostile at first after realizing they went to a "rich girls' school".
    "I don't think you rich girls understand how us commoners struggle to live each day."
  • The Apprentice: To Einhart, being the first practitioner of Kaiser Arts who is not a member of Shutra's royal family.
  • Blue with Shock: Goes like this when Nove tells her to remember her training in the next episode preview at the end of episode 10, and she's still freaking out at the end of episode 11.
  • Breast Expansion: Subverted. In contrast to Vivio, Einhart and Rinne, who get bustier in their respective Adult Forms, Fuka's Older Alter Ego is fairly petite as shown when she briefly ends up naked.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Averted. Fuka is the first main character in the franchise to not be at least tangentially Japanese. Nanoha herself in 100% Japanese, and while Subaru, Vivio, and Thoma are all Human Aliens, they were all adopted (or set to be adopted in Thoma's case) into families with Japanese ancestry.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Fuka is strictly trained in hand-to-hand combat, and what little magic she knows is limited to body enhancement. While the Kaiser Arts do have ranged options (particularly Catch and Return), she isn't skilled enough to perform them.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Vivio is cheerful, loves martial arts, and has grown up in a loving two-mother family. By contrast, Fuka hates martial arts, is somewhat cynical, and grew up an orphan.
  • Crash-Into Hello: A non-romantic variant. Her first meeting with Einhart was to try to punch her face before fainting due to her injuries.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • A flashback showed that she got beat up by Rinne after a disagreement that ultimately broke their friendship. She also suffered this from each member of Team Nakajima sans Einhart (Vivio, Rio, Corona, and Miura) during a sparring match.
    • She gets to deliver one during her first tournament match when she takes down her opponent in only four hits.
  • Cute Kitten: Her device, Huracan, is a whitish kitten, similar in appearance to Einhart's Asteion.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Inverted. Rinne beating her was the final straw that broke their friendship.
  • Delinquent: She frequently gets into scraps with entire gangs due to her violent temper and subsequently gets into trouble with the police. As a loner orphan, this did not help her living condition as she's been kicked out from various jobs and from her orphanage due to all the trouble she causes.
    "You guys started the fist fight! Who says I can't punch back?!"
  • Elemental Punch: Her fighting style seems to revolve around gathering magic around her hands and feet to augment her attack power.
  • Expy: Oddly, Fuka shares some traits with Sankt Kaiser Olivie Saegebrecht, having humble beginningsnote , being fairly optimistic despite all the hardships she had gone through, and is the pupil of a powerful fighter.
    • Even weirder, she appears to be one of Hayate. Brown Hair? Check. Yellow Hair Decoration on the left side? Check. Orphan in a series where everyone and their mother is Happily Adopted? Check. Indirect connection to Ancient Belka? Check. Has a close emotional bond with a white haired girl with sad eyes? Check. Two of the friends she makes in her introductory season are a gifted redhead from an ordinary background and a blonde clone? Check. Fuses with her device in combat? Check. Name meaning wind? Check.note 
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her Barrier Jacket has two criss-crossing bands over her left leg.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Part of her Barrier Jacket, in the same style as Einhart's.
  • Foil: To two characters:
    • Fate: They were both close to someone when younger, only for them to be disconnected later in life. However, where Fate was the first main rival and "girl with sad eyes" of the franchise, Fuka is the hero who desires to help set her rival straight, like Nanoha.
    • Rinne: Unlike Rinne, Fuka grew up constantly switching part-time jobs (and thus lodging) due to getting into a lot of street fights, and also initially hated martial arts and rich people due to their apparently negative influence on Rinne. However, it was through her interaction with affluent but kind people at the Nakajima Gym that she becomes more understanding of them, and eventually grew to love martial arts not only because it gave her a stable means of income, but also a healthy outlet for her innate talents, as well as, above all, new friends... which is the complete opposite of Rinne's situation: bullied, friendless, and secretly loathing of her sport. Their contrast also reflects on their fighting style: in contrast to Rinne's brute force, Fuka has a refined, technique-oriented style.
  • The Gift: Vivio noted early on that she had a body made for fighting and Sieglinde called her fists "a Gift from God". After only four months of training, she was able to fight on equal grounds with Rinne (though Rinne was an emotional mess at the time).
  • Groin Attack: When introduced as a young girl, defending Rinne from bullies, Fuuka kicks one of the bullies in the crotch.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a large green ribbon tying up her ponytail. She also has a yellow hair clip while wearing her Barrier Jacket.
  • Homeless Hero: Unlike previous, fairly well-off protagonists of the Lyrical Nanoha franchise, she's an orphan who had not been adopted, and thus has to work odd jobs just to have a place to live in especially since she can't stay at her orphanage anymore due to all the trouble she causes. Nove was able to convince her to work at her gym when she mentions that she'd have free food and lodging.
  • Ironic Echo: In Episode 1, the bullies tormented her and Rinne caused her to lose a tooth as seen when she gave Rinne a smile. In Episode 11, she spits out two of her teeth after Rinne hits her with a Megaton Punch.
  • Ironic Name: She's probably the single poorest named character in the entire Lyrical Nanoha franchise, yet she's named after one of the most expensive cars that Lamborghini ever produced.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: While it's clearly unrefined due to only have four months of training, Fuka has learned from all the members of Team Nakajima, having practice in both Kaiser arts and Strike Arts. Both Rinne and Sieglinde noted that she'll be an incredibly skilled martial artist once she gets more time to train.
  • Made of Iron: She recovers from being struck in the head with an iron pipe without any severe brain damage or memory loss in Episode 1.
    • Demonstrates this trope again in Episode 11. According to Jill in the flashback, with all of Rinne's muscles working in perfect unison for the strike she delivered, even God would be destroyed by her fist. Harry wasn't even sure if Fuuka was alive after it connected...but she was back on her feet within moments, minus a few teeth.
  • Megaton Punch: The first technique she learns is Einhart's Dankuuken.
  • My Greatest Failure: She feels she failed to save her friendship with Rinne, let alone keep her from being the kind of person they used to despise — rich, but heartless — when they were young.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Happens during her first attempt at Adult Mode with assistance from Corona and Yumina. While they were able to successfully age up her's body, they weren't able to do so with her training clothes, which proceeded to dissolve into their component magic particles under the strain. Cue Fuka running off in embarrassment with only a trail of residual magic particles covering her no-no parts.
  • The Nicknamer: She tends to shorten the names of people around her, even those with already short names, appendaged with "-san", addressing Einhart as "Haru", "Vivi" to Vivio, "Yumi" to Yumina, and "Miu" to Miura. She also used to refer to the younger members of the Nakajima Gym as "shorties", but seemed to have dropped this altogether as she got to know them better.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: A benevolent example. Einhart and Nove entices her into working at the Nakajima Gym with free food and lodging after Fuka initially refuses their first attempt. On one hand, they point out how she needed the money to support her orphanage after losing her last job due to her delinquency; on the other hand, Einhart genuinely saw potential in Fuka and wanted to take her under her wing.
  • Older Alter Ego: In Episode 2 she learns how to use Adult Mode.
  • Parental Abandonment: She grew up in an orphanage, and no mention is ever made of what happened to her parents. Unlike most orphans in the series, she doesn't end up getting adopted (she does live with Nove, but their relationship is that of an employer and employee).
  • Quit Your Whining: She does this to Rinne during their match, angrily denouncing her decision to quit after two defeats as selfish. After working out all her anger and frustration with Rinne, she does get somewhat more conciliatory later on in the match.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives one to Rinne during their match after shrugging off one of Rinne's attacks.
    Fuuka: Compared to what I expected, you're... weak! (counterattacks and sends Rinne flying) Get up, Rinne! Even though you show contempt for others, you immediately give up when things get rough for you. I'm gonna destroy that rotten attitude of yours!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Rinne's Red. Despite seemingly being the more brash and tomboyish of the two, her time under Einhart's tutelage has revealed her thoughtful and calm side, and it has since reflected on her refined fighting style.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Much like how Nanoha was the lead and Fate was the focus back in the first season, she's the lead and Rinne is the focus.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Her friendship with Rinne started when Rinne offered to give her a treat she'd been saving.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: How she wears her hair, providing a butch contrast to Rinne's ladylike grace.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The first we see of Fuka, she's getting into delinquent fights, once badly lost a fight to Rinne, and was easily trashed by members of the Nakajima Gym. After training at the Nakajima Gym, she's become a fighter worthy of going against Einhart herself. Episode 9 shows how much Fuka has grown as a fighter when she's able to shrug off Rinne's attacks and send her flying with one well-placed Dankuuken during their rematch.
  • Underdogs Never Lose:
    • Despite only having four months of formal martial arts training, Fuka makes it to the finals in her first tournament. Partially justified due to a quirk of the seeding - all the ranked veterans were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.
    • It's completely averted otherwise. Almost every time she faces someone with actual experience, it goes about as well as you'd expect, and her only two victories were due to handicaps in her favor (Corona was limiting herself strictly to close range combat and Rinne was on the verge of an emotional breakdown).
  • Underestimating Badassery: She thought that acting as a sparring partner for Vivio, Corona, Rio and Miura would be easy. Cue four Curb-Stomp Battles in a row.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Fuka is both strong and tough enough to be able to hold her own against a gang of thugs, even managing to beat them up after taking a steel pipe to the head and being curb-stomped, and Einhart notes how strong her punch were when they first met. However, she lacked technique, leading to her getting her ass handed to her four times by Team Nakajima. She has since improved on her style after some training under Einhart.
  • Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after the Lamborghini Reventón. Her device is named after the Lamborghini Huracán.
  • Warrior Therapist: In true Nanoha fashion, she spends most of her fight with Rinne telling her exactly why her world view is messed up and the best way to fix it. That said, she's not very good at it.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Rinne. They had a falling out after Rinne's adoption, but she hasn't given up on reconciliation.
    "If you want to be someone who snubs and hurts others... if you can smile while doing that, then I have no right to say anything. But I don't think that's true. That's why I'm here again now."
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears daisy dukes as part of her casual outfit.
  • Younger Mentor, Older Disciple: While she is primarily Einhart's student, Fuka does receive some training from Vivio, Rio, and Corona (who are all younger than her).

Frontier Gym

     Rinne Berlinetta 

Rinne Berlinetta

Voiced by: Yui Ogura
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"I'm weak. I couldn't become stronger, I couldn't protect anything! So to keep anyone from looking down on me... to keep anything from being taken away from me... I'll become strong!"

Fuka's Childhood Friend until they had a falling out after she got adopted to the Berlinetta family. Formerly a gentle and sweet girl, certain circumstances after her adoption had changed her into an aloof and distant girl. She's also a martial arts practitioner and currently ranked 1st in the U-15 world rankings (she wins the championship title in the 3rd OVA after Einhart graduates to the U-19 division). Her only loss among her first 58 fights is to Vivio.


  • Action Fashionista: Justified. Her adoptive parents are fashion moguls, so her device is based on the jewelry they sell, and her Barrier Jacket was made by fashion designers.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Called Fuka "Fu-chan", and still does long after their falling-out.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: A downplayed example. Rinne's answer to interview questions about her matches are typical "lip service" statements (her opponents being good fighters, the match was great, etc.), but as Fuka notes, she has the look of disdain. In fact, their falling-out was triggered after Rinne described the recently-defeated Lyra as being "out-of-shape" and "weak", to which Fuka took offense, thinking she was insulting Lyra's efforts. Her greatest flaw is her inability to wrap her mind around the idea that people statistically weaker than her can be just as much of a Determinator as her. Thus, her loss to Vivio has haunted her ever since, more so after their rematch.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gets one from Vivio during their rematch in episode 8.
    Vivio: "Rinne-san, you don't really like martial arts, do you?"
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Rinne's style is basically "hit foe until her defense breaks, then hit her some more until she breaks". During Episode 3, Miura notes that aside from the first hit, Rinne did not have any clean hits. This also explains why she lost to Vivio's dodge-and-counter tactics during their first encounter. Their rematch in Episode 8 escalates it into full berserker territory as after Vivio lands a clean hit on her face, she shrugs it off and gives Vivio a flurry of devastating blows, all while looking like a woman possessed. Unfortunately for her, this became her undoing anew after Vivio not only refused to go down, but mustered enough willpower to knock her out.
    • In episode 9, she employs an all-offense tactic against Fuka during their rematch, managing to send her flying with a series of powerful strikes, seemingly ending the match quicker than expected. Fuka not only comes out of the attack seemingly undamaged, but she manages to land a well-placed Dankuuken on Rinne.
  • Bad Dreams: She has a recurring dream of seeing her late adoptive grandfather Roy standing on a beautiful scenery with his back turned to her, and she is unable to reach him no matter how hard she tries. She thinks this bad dream will go away if she becomes strong enough.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Barrier Jacket.
  • Beneath the Mask: Rinne may present herself in the public as a stoic, no-nonsense fighter intent on becoming the strongest there is, but underneath this facade lies a mess of anger management issues, fear of losing everyone close to her, and self-loathing.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: As a child she was a Shrinking Violet. Then some bullies at school started picking on her and denied her the chance to say goodbye to her beloved grandfather. Cue No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: After the beatdown Rinne gives the bullies in Episode 4, the camera slowly moves up to reveal her victims' blood on her clothes and her face. She also gets some of Miura's blood on her face after their match.
  • Blood Upgrade: During her second fight with Vivio, she doesn't make any sort of headway against her until a shot to the face causes her to bleed from the mouth. It's not enough to save her, though.
  • Broken Ace: She may be one of the best fighters in the world, able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Vivio and Miura, but her history of bullying has left her psychologically scarred, and inadvertently ruining her friendship with Fuka has done her no favors.
  • Bully Hunter: Specifically sought out the three girls who bullied her to deliver vengeance.
  • Can't Catch Up: Not only did Vivio break her 58-win streak, but in their rematch, she still can't beat her even after all the training she's had ever since. Needless to say, she does not take this very well.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Rinne briefly refers to her adoptive parents as "Dan-san and Lori-san" in her thoughts as she's considering parting ways with them and returning to the orphanage. It isn't out of disrespect, but a belief that she doesn't deserve to be with them, after brutally beating up her bullies and thus damaging her family's reputation.
  • Cry Cute: Even after hardening herself following her experiences, the old, "weakling" Rinne still shows as she breaks down after not only losing anew to Vivio, but also suffering her first loss by KO.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivered one to Fuka after a disagreement that ultimately broke their friendship. A video of her fight also ended with her winning in one round.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, she was picked on for being a poor orphan, and it only got worse after she started attending school and others found out that she was adopted. Her inability to keep her adoptive grandfather's keepsake safe, let alone to arrive in time to see him on his deathbed after being knocked out by bullies was the final straw that turned her into a cold-hearted fighter.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Played with. Unlike most characters under this trope, Rinne actually has a previous connection with her Magical Girl counterpart (being Childhood Friends) and her family is the one part of her life that isn't messed up. She also isn't working for evil forces, and is instead driven by the fear of not being strong enough to protect her loved ones.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Not her, but her device Scuderia is named and modeled after her late grandfather's keepsake which she couldn't save from being damaged.
  • Death Glare:
    • Gives a very chilling one before she inflicts the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown mentioned below.
    • She also gives one to the thug who kidnapped her while telling him that his sister lied to him.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Vivio was the first person to beat her after 57 consecutive wins. In their rematch, Vivio goes two for two, not only proving that the first one wasn't just a fluke, but does so with a knockout.
  • Determinator: Rinne has endured hellish training to become what she is as a fighter, and aside from her natural physical resilience, she also has the mental fortitude to endure devastating blows.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When Rinne was sent to school, she was bullied mercilessly by a trio of Rich Alpha Bitches but resolved to tolerate their abuse in the hopes that they would eventually leave her alone. However, after the three of them damaged her grandfather's tiepin and knocked her out, thus preventing her from seeing him again when he suddenly suffered a fatal heart attack, Rinne returned to school the next day and beat them up to within an inch of their lives.
  • Dramatic Irony: Her desire to get stronger out of fear that she'll lose everyone she cares about ended up alienating her from everyone else, including her Childhood Friend.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: She thinks Vivio was spoon-fed since birth, unaware that Vivio was also adoptednote , let alone her involvement in the Jail Scaglietti Incident.
  • Expy: Her backstory and motivation, as well as having a similar appearance and white colored motif, makes Rinne one to Claus Ingvalt. Also, her only loss was from the clone of Olivie herself.
  • Flower Motifs: A red rose can be seen during her Transformation Sequence, and her magic takes the form of thorny vines when applying her Barrier Jacket.
  • Foil: To four characters:
    • Vivio: Both had been adopted into loving families (at roughly the same time) and strove to become strong in order to protect their loved ones. Both also had devices based off gifts from their adoptive mothers which were damaged during traumatic incidents from the past (Vivio's bunny doll was burned, while Rinne's Scuderia was thrown into a toilet). But that was as far as their similarities go. In terms of their background, Vivio was a guinea pig of Jail Scaglietti before her adoption by Nanoha and Fate allowed her to meet friends; by contrast, Rinne used to be friends with Fuka until her adoption by the Berlinettas unintentionally subjected her to harsher bullying than when she was a street kid. With regards to martial arts, Vivio loves it but is also less into it to grow strong than to simply have fun and friends, while Rinne obsesses over being strong despite the resulting loneliness and her secret loathing of her sport. Finally, in terms of combat, Vivio is nowhere near Rinne's levels of physical and magical prowess, but nevertheless compensates for it with speed, technique and intellect, whereas Rinne simply relies on her strengths to steamroll her opposition.
    • Nanoha: Both had loving families and are grateful for it. But where Nanoha is the heroine who in the original series strove to save Fate, Rinne is this season's rival and "girl with sad eyes" who is in need of saving by Fuka.
    • Fuka: Rinne was adopted into the Berlinettas, only to be subjected to very harsh bullying at school, with one incident (coinciding with her adoptive grandfather Roy's death) becoming the last straw that drove her obsession with becoming strong, to the point of taking up martial arts — despite her secret loathing — where she became notorious for her brutal, destructive fighting style... which is the complete opposite of Fuka's situation: happy, beloved, and passionate about martial arts, sporting a refined, technique-oriented style.
    • Einhart: Both are their respective debut series "girl with the sad eyes" and are trying to get stronger for their own reasons. Where Einhart is trying to get strength to prove the power of the Kaiser Arts due to inherited memories from Claus, Rinne's trying to get stronger so she can protect the things that are important to her.
  • The Gift: Even at such a young age, Rinne's physical and magical capabilities rival those of national athletes, and Jill touts her as a once-a-century talent. She makes full use of her natural gifts to deliver brutal beatdowns on her opponents.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: An Ojou via adoption, and both her casual outfit and Barrier Jacket heavily feature the color purple.
  • Happily Adopted: First played straight, then zig-zagged. She was adopted into a loving family, but was then bullied at school, with one incident in particular turning her into a cold-hearted power-seeker, with the only times she ever smiles genuinely being in the company of her family and/or reminiscing over Roy.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into one after Vivio beats her for the second time.
  • Hope Spot: After successfully withstanding Vivio's barrage of jabs, Rinne tries to gain a victory over the only person who has defeated her (albeit due to points) in a match. She manages to No-Sell Vivio's supposed knockout blow and turns the tables against her and finally succeeding in knocking her down. Seeing Vivio's difficulty in defending herself because of a leg injury caused by her earlier assault, Rinne continues to attack, knowing it'll only be a matter of time before Vivio falls. Unfortunately for her, Vivio hits Rinne with a well timed counter, which she follows with Accel Smash Infinity. Rinne is unable to defend herself or endure the barrage of blows to the head, and suffers her first KO defeat.
  • I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: Despite practicing them for the sake of getting stronger, Rinne does not like martial arts, something noted by others and even herself. However during her rematch with Fuka, she starts to realize she actually did have fun working for her achievements, making Jill happy with her success, learning new techniques and being motivated by the crowd.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Deconstructed. Due to her history of being bullied, she has an almost pathological need to be the strongest there is to keep her loved ones from being taken from her. This ends up alienating her from everyone around her, including Fuka. And unlike most examples, she actually hates martial arts.
  • Innocently Insensitive: How she treats her opponents after defeating them. For example, after defeating Carrie in Episode 3, she's happy that she didn't hurt her but calls her "Number 8" rather than her actual name and tells her that it wasn't a good match, which causes Carrie to cry.
  • Ironic Echo: Fuka's line about Rinne during their rematch in episode 9.
    It's just as I thought... You're weak.
  • Irony: She believes that Einhart, due to her status as the Under 15 champion, doesn't have any doubts or constraints because she's so strong. As we all know from ViVid, Einhart was once full of doubt despite her strength.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Rinne is an exceptional fighter in terms of physical and magical combat, is very agile, and incredibly durable. No wonder not only does she usually score quick victories, but her opponents also usually have a hard time fighting back when she lands the first hit.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Despite having loving adoptive parents, deep down Rinne yearns for the time when she and Fuka were closer. After her brutal retaliation on her bullies, she was transferred to another school, where at most her new classmates are cordial to her, if a bit distant out of fear.
  • Magical Accessory: Scuderia is modeled after Berlinetta-brand jewelry. To be specific, it's named and modeled after her late grandfather's keepsake.
  • Megaton Punch: Taken Up to Eleven during her final battle with Fuka in Episode 11 when she delivers the titular "breakthrough strike," smashing her with enough force to break through the protection field and knock out some of her teeth. Jill's claim that Rinne's fist could destroy God apparently had some truth to it, as in the aftermath of the strike Harry wasn't even sure if Fuka survived it.
  • Might Makes Right: As her quote above states, she wants to become stronger so that she can have the strength to both strike back at the people who looked down on her and protect those she cares about.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: First played straight, then subverted. She was genuinely horrified by her No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on her bullies, to the point that she was willing to let the brother of one of the girls inflict the same injuries on her when he came looking for revenge. Then she found out that the girls had lied to their families and claimed she attacked them unprovoked, at which point any sense of guilt she might have felt disappeared. Double Subverted when it turns out that she's been internalizing her guilt the entire time, resulting in severe self loathing.
  • My Greatest Failure: Being unable to protect Roy's tiepin, her inability to be by his side when he died, and her falling-out with Fuka has put serious dents on her vow to protect her loved ones, not to mention losing twice to Vivio.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Her main motivation for pushing her physical and magical skills to the limit, even if it means detaching herself from her loved ones.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: As revealed in Episode 4, her bullies beat her up after she got an emergency call from the school about her grandfather's heart attack, and she ended up not being there when he died. The guilt of this seems to be the catalyst for her desire to become stronger.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: As the flashback in Episode 4 reveals, Rinne laid brutal vengeance on the three bullies who had been harassing her and caused her to miss out on seeing her grandfather before he died. In order, she broke the lead girl's arm, smashed another girl into a locker head first hard enough to leave a bloody dent (while she was still wearing her glasses), and kicked the last girl into another locker before stomping on the lead girl's head for good measure.
  • No-Sell: If Rinne ever gets hit by an attack, she'll usually shrug it off, much to an opponent's shock. This adds to her intimidation factor as she can even withstand attacks like Miura's powerful kicks.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Another benevolent example again courtesy of Einhart. Upon learning that Rinne intends to quit being a martial artist, Einhart offers her a shot at her U-15 championship title, on the condition that she win against Fuka. This is so that not only would she uphold the promise of fighting Fuka, but to make a talented fighter such as her continue, and possibly find joy, in practicing martial arts.
  • The Ojou: Via adoption.
  • Older Alter Ego: She has an Adult Mode which she uses when she fights.
  • Perpetual Frowner: It's noted that she never smiles, even after she wins a fight. The only time she is seen actually smiling is while spending time with her adopted parents.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: To Fuka after they reconcile.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: When she's upholding her cold facade of being strong, her voice sounds deeper than it actually is.
  • Protectorate: She acted as one for Fuka when they were younger. Not so much in the present day.
  • Rags to Riches: She was a poor orphan who was adopted by the owners of a popular fashion brand.
  • Recurring Element: She's this season's "girl with sad eyes."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Fuka's Blue: Her calm and stoic exterior hides a girl with severe psychological and anger management issues, and her fighting style is crude and unrefined.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After her bullies faked an end to their hostilities with her, stole her precious family heirloom, smashed it up and threw it into a toilet, prevented her from being at her grandfather's side when he died, and beat her up for good measure, she decided to return the favor by handing them a well-deserved ticket to the hospital.
  • Running Away to Cry: After her second loss to Vivio, she locks herself in a bathroom stall and berates herself over her "weakness".
  • She Who Fights Monsters: As a fighter Rinne relies on brute force to steamroll her opposition and is blunt in undermining their efforts. Ironically, her obsession with power has unwittingly made her Not So Different from her former bullies.
  • Shoo the Dog: All her attempts to push away Fuka were so she wouldn't drag her best friend into her self-inflicted hell.
  • Shrinking Violet: She used to be a weakling until one bullying session drove her over the edge, though deep down her old personality emerges whenever she reminisces over her happier days with Fuka and when she drops her cold facade and cries alone after losing again to Vivio.
  • Stress Vomit: Throws up in the bathroom after her second loss to Vivio in Episode 8.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She normally acts cold to everyone around her, but her original sweet personality comes to the front whenever she's with her parents.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: After losing to Vivio for the second time, she retires from martial arts since it's bringing her nothing but pain. Einhart convinces her to come back by offering her a chance at the championship title if she keeps her promise to fight Fuka.
  • There Are No Therapists: Rinne's parents really should have put her in therapy for her laundry list of psychological issues. While she may have been deliberately hiding her problems from them; any child who lashed out at her bullies, ran away, and was kidnapped in such a short time frame is bound to have emotional baggage.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She says this after learning that Sara lied to her brother and made herself seem like a victim. Rinne regrets hurting the three, but any sort of goodwill toward them evaporates after learning that the bullies feel no remorse for hurting her.
  • Training from Hell: Willingly subjected herself to Jill's hellish training regimen, to the point that at times, she would pass out from exhaustion. This is all so she can become strong.
  • Tranquil Fury: The entire time that she's delivering a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to her bullies, her only emotion is an icy cold Death Glare.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her device, Scuderia, is named and modeled after the tiepin her grandfather gave her, the original one having been destroyed by bullies.
  • The Tragic Rose: Her transformation sequence features a rose (along with thorns) and her character is defined by her inability to move on from the events surrounding her grandfather's death.
  • Trauma Button: Knockout blows seem to have become this to her, as when Vivio defeats her again, this time by knockout, she gets Stress Vomit from it. Justified, as such a blow is what kept her from seeing Roy as he was dying.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The opening scene depicts her as a shy girl who often hid behind Fuka. In the present, she's depicted as cold, aloof, and willing to get strong even at the cost of her friendship with Fuka. Her actions in the presence of her parents show this sweetness hasn't completely faded, as does her continued use of Fuka's Affectionate Nickname.
  • The Un-Reveal: In Episode 5. Her kidnapper is revealed to be the brother of Sara, one of the three girls who bullied her and subsequently lied about the causes of her retaliatory assault on them, claiming that Rinne was their friend...but not only does Rinne have no idea which of the three is Sara, the audience never finds out either.
    • Sara's brother's lines during his Motive Rant says his sister suffered a broken nose and skull, implying that Sara was the girl who got her face slammed into the locker.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Rinne is undoubtedly a extremely gifted fighter, and Jill even states that natural talent like hers only comes once in a century. However, her usual strategy in fights is to punch, grapple, or blast the opponent until they submit or get knocked out. A good example is her strategy to defeat Miura in Episode 6, which is only by tanking her kicks and hitting back harder, which is also the same kind of strategy she uses against Vivio during their rematch in Episode 8. Vivio defeats her both times because of a difference in technical ability.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: As is series tradition, she becomes all smiles after Fuka successfully re-befriends her and helps her get over her issues.
  • Vehicular Theme Naming: Berlinetta has been used as a model name by several car companies. Her device, Scuderia, is named after Ferrari's racing division.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: This plays a major role in her backstory. She was tormented for several months by a trio of bullies, eventually snaped, and beat all three of them so bad that they had to be hospitalized. Rather than feel any sort of relief or closure, she was horrified by her actions to the point that she spent 3 years suffering from extreme self-loathing.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Downplayed as Rinne isn't actually a true villain, but her thoughts during the latter parts of episode 8 can be seen as this:
    "I know [Vivio]'s story, she was raised by elite government officials and attended the church's prestigious academy. She was surrounded by lots of kind adults without even facing an inconvenience. A naturally born rich girl. She isn't suited for martial arts. Her body is too weak and frail. And yet, why won't she go down? Why does she keep getting in my way over and over!? She doesn't need martial arts. She doesn't have to become strong! She has somewhere to go home to. She has friends. Isn't she happy!? She doesn't have to endure this! Isn't that enough!? I'm different. If I don't become strong, I'll lose everything!"
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Fuka. They had a falling out after Rinne's adoption, but there are signs that show she likely regrets this and wants to be friends with her again.
  • Wham Line: At the end of Episode 8, she ends up saying something completely shocking after her present self has only mentioned she's become stronger.
    "I'm... weak."
  • Why Won't You Die?: Or in this case, "why won't you go down?" As noted above, Rinne gets increasingly frustrated in her second match against Vivio because the latter refuses to go down no matter how hard she got hit and somehow manages to get back up after she got knocked out leading to her second loss to Vivio and first ever loss via KO. She also shows the same frustration when Fuka also refused to go down and lose during their match.
  • Woman in White: Her barrier jacket is predominantly white and she has white hair. Her sudden change of attitude from being a sweet and gentle girl after being adopted and being exposed to martial arts is one of the driving elements of the plot.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: She's a skilled grappler and is shown performing a German Suplex in a recording.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

     Jill Stola 

Jill Stola

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
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Rinne's coach at the Frontier Gym.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Episode 5 shows that she first met Rinne by rescuing her from a group of thugs led by the brother of one of the students Rinne beat up.
  • Break the Haughty: Jill is incredibly arrogant and dismissive of other fighters writing them off for not being as innately strong or powerful as Rinne. Rinne losing anew to Vivio, who was nowhere near as strong nor durable nor magically powerful, breaks her hard.
  • Career-Ending Injury: It's mentioned in passing that Jill's career as a fighter ended because of an injury she suffered in training.
  • Foil: To Nove. Both women share a history of being unable to tap into their potential (the naturally-talented Jill was forced to retire early through injury, while the genetically-modified Nove was ironically held back by those same enhancements). The main difference is how they met their future proteges (Jill through saving Rinne from her kidnappers, Nove through kidnapping Vivio), as well as their coaching styles — where Nove believes in the value of effort and has adopted Nanoha's style of easing her students into increasingly intensive training while monitoring their health and working on their technique to complement their inborn talents, Jill believes that inborn talent is everything and pushes Rinne through extreme training, even at the risk of severe physical strain.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her reasoning for believing the talent and skill has at birth determining their strength comes from how she came to see herself as someone lacking talent, even mentioning to Rinne in a flashback that eventually she'd always enter the ring feeling pain. This is also why Vivio, someone who lacks a body meant for martial arts, defeating Rinne in their rematch hit her as hard as it did.
  • Good Counterpart: To Quattro, the other bespectacled woman in the series who turned a traumatized young girl into a powerhouse. The main difference is that -unlike the sociopathic Quattro- Jill genuinely cares about Rinne, she's just completely unequipped to help her deal with her laundry list of emotional issues.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: She believes that a fighters strength is determined by the amount of skill they're born with.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: While she's usually polite to Nove, at the end of the series, Jill reveals that she's always hated her for enabling "weak" athletes to pursue dreams they have no hope of achieving, something that she apologizes for. Nove takes it fairly well.
  • Irony: Jill's philosophy of natural talent being the sole key to success is twice disproved by a fighter who had refined her skills to compensate for her lack of natural talent; something that Jill did herself during her fighting days.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has a rather cynical view that hard work is worthless in the face of raw talent, but she genuinely cares about Rinne.
  • The Mentor: To Rinne.
  • My Greatest Failure: She took Rinne's second loss to Vivio so hard she doubts Rinne will want to return to fighting under her tutelage... let alone ever again.
  • Pet the Dog: She visits Vivio in the hospital after her match with Rinne and would have visited Miura if she'd had the chance.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She doesn't mind that Nove's combat philosophy is diametrically opposite hers, downplays rumors of a rivalry between them and generally gets along with her. She also can tell Rinne's in great pain from their first meeting and seems to understand how she feels after the latter loses again to Vivio in worse shape than before.
  • Retired Badass: She was formerly a martial arts practitioner, and is still able to run down a car while on foot and effortlessly beat up several thugs to save Rinne.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: When Rinne gets the first hit on Carrie, and when she beats up Rinne's kidnappers.
  • Tears of Joy: After Rinne tells her that she still wants to train with her despite all the pain she went through.
  • Tears of Remorse: After Rinne loses again to Vivio, she cannot help but cry in frustration after angrily slamming a divider in the Frontier Gym locker room.
  • Training from Hell: Her training was so intense it made Rinne pass out and throw up. The reason for this is likely because she understands Rinne's feelings, shown by her breakdown after Rinne loses to Vivio again.
  • Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after the Italian coachbuilder Stola.

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     Roy Berlinetta 

Roy Berlinetta

Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji
Rinne's adoptive grandfather who died a few years before the season began.

     Dan Berlinetta 

Dan Berlinetta

Voiced by: Yuuji Takada
Rinne's adoptive father
  • Good Parents: He and his wife are both shown to love Rinne and the only time she smiles in the present day is when she's with them.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: He took Lorrie's last name when they got married (which makes sense considering that her family owns a large company).
  • Satellite Character: He doesn't really have any development beyond being Rinne's father.
  • Vehicular Theme Naming: Berlinetta has been used as a model name by several car companies.

     Lorrie Berlinetta 

Lorrie Berlinetta

Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka
Rinne's adoptive mother.

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     Lyra Caprice 

Lyra Caprice

Voiced by: Ayaka Fukuhara
A fighter that Rinne beat about a year before the season started. Rinne's cold treatment of her ended up causing Fuka and Rinne's friendship to fall apart.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a yellow hair clip.
  • Nice Girl: She's magnanimous enough to not be too offended with Rinne's dismissive comments (Lyra notes that while she got offended, it's proof that she does love martial arts), and is glad that Rinne and Fuuka made up.
  • Retired Badass: She had mentioned before her fight with Rinne that she was planning on retiring from martial arts so she could help out her family. Crosses over with Retirony as she wanted to have a good fight with Rinne only for Rinne to effortlessly defeat her, send her to the hospital and say on national TV that she was weak. Ouch. The finale reveals that she is still fighting competitively, just on a local level.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While she didn't really do much herself, the way she was treated led to Rinne and Fuka's falling out.
  • Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after the Chevrolet Caprice.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.

     Carrie Tercel 

Carrie Tercel

Voiced by: Miki Hase
A practitioner of martial arts at the Sunny Gym. She is currently ranked 8th in the U-15 world rankings.

     Adeel Telstar 

Adeel Telstar

Voiced by: Miki Hase
Vivio's first opponent during the Winter Cup.

     Karna Maven 

Karna Maven

Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara
Fuka's first opponent during the Winter Cup.

     Janice Goat 

Janice Goat

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
Einhart's first opponent during the Winter Cup.

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     The Bullies 

The Bullies

Three girls who had been bullying Rinne in the past and were the victims of her wrath when they went too far.
  • Adoption Diss: They look down on Rinne for being adopted, suggesting that she's not a "real" rich girl.
  • Asshole Victim: Needless to say, there wasn't a lot of sympathy to be found for them when Rinne beat them straight into the hospital.
  • Blatant Lies: Sara lied to her brother and made herself seem like the victim, conveniently failing to mention how terribly she'd bullied Rinne.
  • Bully Brutality: They beat Rinne to the point of unconsciousness, keeping her from making it home before her grandfather died.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Sure, go ahead and pick on a girl that you know vastly outstrips you in every manner when it comes to fighting. This certainly won't backfire in any way.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: After their fake apology, the bullies mock Rinne for bringing her grandfather's tie pin to school on their suggestion, laughing at her gullibility.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Apart from the stupidity of bullying a girl who can easily beat them up if pushed far enough, the bullies were motivated by their anger over Rinne refusing to join their club. Naturally, their cruel treatment of Rinne did nothing to win her over.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Sara has a Knight Templar Big Brother who, having been lied to about the circumstances under which his sister was injured, kidnaps Rinne for revenge. It's unclear whether she cares about her brother as much as he does about her, though.
  • Eye Scream: One of them gets her face smashed into lockers by Rinne while her glasses were on. This is accompanied by the sound of glass shattering.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: One of them, the one who had her face smashed into the locker, wears glasses.
  • Hate Sink: They pretty much exist to be despised by the audience.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Dear god, yes.
  • No Name Given: One of them is named Sara, but it's never specified which one. Since Rinne was likely on a Last-Name Basis with them (they called her "Berlinetta-san") if she knew their names at all, she doesn't know, either.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • They panic a little when Rinne is knocked unconscious, clearly more out of fear of getting in trouble than any remorse.
    • All three of them were terrified when Rinne came for revenge. The one wearing glasses was even crying.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They only show up during a flashback in episode 4, but the plot of the entire series can be traced back to them.

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