This is the character sheet for Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo.
Pretty Cure and Allies
Pretty Cure 5
Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei
An airheaded girl who can't seem to concentrate on just one thing and pretty much talentless and had no idea about what she really wanted, although she believed in the importance of reaching out for her dream. She's a second year student in L'Ecole des Cinq Lumières. She bumped into Coco in her school's library and after an encounter with the Nightmare, she was chosen to become Cure Dream and decided that she's going to restore Coco's Palmier Kingdom and see through it to the end... this time not losing sight of that. Along the journey, as Coco posed as their teacher, Nozomi also discovers her own dream that she'll reach out one day: to become a teacher.
Tropes associated with Nozomi:
- Action Girl: She's a strong all-rounder fighter, and her attacks are strong enough to usually destroy the Monster of the Week.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The entire series, as well as its Oddly Named Sequel happens because Nozomi gets distracted one morning before school and chases a passing butterfly. In a later episode, she displayed more realistic ADHD symptoms. ADHD was never explicitly mentioned, but the intention was clear.
- Badass Adorable: She's a real sweetie and is willing to be friends with almost anyone. She also leads the team to destroying two evil organizations attacking the world.
- Bare Your Midriff: As Cure Dream, though not anymore in Go!Go!, thanks to a Frilly Upgrade.
- Berserk Button:
- Whatever you do, do not mistreat your subordinates, or even kill them because they're of no use to you anymore in front of Nozomi. She'll not be so forgiving like usual, consider you crossing the Moral Event Horizon and show no mercy. Shadow learned it the hard way.
- Also, do not trivialize dreams. Nozomi wasted no time letting Girinma know what a bad idea it is in the very first episode.
- Big Eater: She'll eat anything in front of her and lots of it.
- Catchphrase: "Watch it, watch it, watch it, okay?" note and "It's decided!" note
- If she says "Okay!" in the beginning, expect her to finish with, "It's decided!"
- Character Development: Nozomi at the beginning is a scatterbrain hopeless with everything, be it studying, paying attention, athleticness or whatever. Over time, she starts paying attention more to her studies, resulting in better grades. As of the middle of GoGo!, she is capable of tutoring Rin's younger siblings.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: During her daily life she's an idiot that often needs to rely on her friends to get anything done. During battle she's a walking force of destruction, both physically and magically.
- Cuteness Proximity: Occasionally has this reaction whenever she sees something that's tiny and plushie-like, namely when she first sees Coco's true form and when she first encounters Milk.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Note to the enemy: if you're lucky, you'll have her as an opponent and ultimately be spared. But one word of advice: don't be an Omnicidal Maniac, let alone murder your own Dragon as having outlived her usefulness, because Everyone Has Standards, even the most forgiving.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Nozomi's crux of Character Development is this. The reason why she has such a short attention span was because she's always looking for what she wanted to do (getting kicked out of various clubs were because it took her quick enough to realize those are not what she wanted). After meeting Coco and deciding to help the Palmier Kingdom, Nozomi slowly starts to realize that she likes helping people the best and put attention to it, and after a 'tutoring' from Coco and seeing him teach her, she finally realizes her dream to be a teacher, to help those in academical trouble (like she was before).
- This is actually called back in Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 3: she's trapped inside a dream world, living out her dream of being a teacher... and promptly realizes this isn't what she wants and proceeds to kick herself out of it and kick the other Cures out of their dream worlds in the process! She wants her dream, but she'll get it her own way.
- The Ditz: She's absentminded, gets distracted easily, struggles to get even acceptable grades, and misses the obvious even when its staring right at her, like when she misses Milky Rose's identity right after she transforms into her true form right in front of Nozomi. It is played seriously in one episode where she is aware of this flaw and is not happy at the academic trouble she's had.
- Expressive Hair
- Genki Girl
- Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in two pigtails.
- Heart Beat-Down
- Heavy Sleeper
- Idiot Hero: Downplayed as most of it is due to her absentmindedness than anything.
- Interspecies Romance: With Coco.
- Jumped at the Call: Before she even knew there was a call to jump at!
- The Leader: Headstrong and Charismatic. The other Cures unanimously chose her to fill this role because she was the one that brought them together to be Pretty Cure in the first place. Not that she'll claim she's the leader. She thinks they don't need one anyway.
- Lethal Chef
- Meaningful Name: Nozomi = 'hope', 'Yume' = dream. Also doubles as a Prophetic Name.
- Memetic Hand Gesture: Whenever she shouts her Catchphrase, she points upwards with her left hand in a way that her thumb and finger together make a reverse L shape to the viewer. See it here.
- Mundane Utility: At first, she wanted to use the Dream Collet to... get her homework done!
- The Nose Knows: Her nose is so good that she can smell crépe's smell on a little part of a flyer.
- Odango Hair: As Cure Dream, her pigtails turn into doughnut-like odangos.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: You know a villain has crossed the line you don't ever come back from when this All-Loving Hero has zero sympathy whatsoever for said villain.
- Pink Means Feminine
- Plucky Girl: "I am not giving in to despair!"
- Precocious Crush: On Coco.
- The Power of Love: How she breaks Coco out of his brainwashing.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She is the first one in the franchise, starting the trend of having optimistic pink-haired girls as the main characters.
- Tareme Eyes: More blatantly so than anybody else.
- This Loser Is You: At least at first, as she's extremely scatterbrained and can't seem to concentrate. However, by the time Character Development kicks in, Nozomi starts moving away from this, as she becomes more responsible and tries her best to reach out for her dreams.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Rin's tomboy.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Milk/Kurumi. They argue a lot, but they become eventually close friends.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: For the Cool and Lovely Tops and Pink Dotted Denim Shorts cards in the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist
Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi
Nozomi's best friend since childhood. Rin is down-to-earth and slightly sarcastic compared to Nozomi, but they're best friends and Rin worries about her greatly. She's good at every sports, but decided to concentrate on soccer/futsal. She becomes Cure Rouge after witnessing Nozomi fighting it and despite not wanting to get involved with such crazy thing, she decided to go through it out of her worry with Nozomi.
Tropes associated with Rin:
- Action Girl
- Big Eater
- Boyish Short Hair: Both her civilian and Cure forms.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Her relationship with Nozomi is essentially her reigning in the latter when she loses focus.
- Cool Big Sis: She has two Annoying Younger Siblings.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fiery Redhead: Has orange hair as a civillian, red hair as a Cure, and a bad temper all around.
- Gratuitous French: Rouge means red.
- Grumpy Bear
- The Lancer
- Playing with Fire
- Refusal of the Call: At first, but later changed her mind out of worry for Nozomi.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Orange juice.
- Tsurime Eyes: Downplayed in civilian form, but played fully straight in Cure form. The transition is reminiscent of Nagisa's transformation into Cure Black.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Karen.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: For the Cool and Lovely Tops card in the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Afraid of ghosts and assorted horror stories.
Voiced by: Mariya Ise
A freshman in L'Ecole des Cinq Lumières school and an idol in training. Due to her busy schedule, Urara usually kept to herself, and her shy attitude doesn't help, although when situation calls it, she can ham things up. However, Nozomi barges into her life trying to befriend her and after an encounter with the Nightmare, her desire to protect her new friends led her to become Cure Lemonade. Afterwards, with her new friends, Urara began her journey not just as a Pretty Cure, but also evolving into a world-class idol.
Tropes associated with Urara:
- Accidental Hero: In the first movie, she's the reason the villain's plan failed.
- Action Girl
- Badass Adorable: Oh so very much!
- Big Eater: Probably the reigning champion in the show!
- But Not Too Foreign: Urara's father is French, but her mother was Japanese.
- Chain Pain: Prism Chain in Go Go.
- Variable-Length Chain: Hey, it's magic after all.
- The Chick
- Comfort Food: Curry Rice. This is because one of few memories Urara has of her mother was the first time she ate curry, and it was with the whole family together.
- Cute Bruiser
- Dual Wielding: Her Prism Chain attack always has two chains.
- Dumb Blonde: While she's more studious than Nozomi, she's just as likely as her to realize obvious things too late.
- Genki Girl
- Girlish Pigtails
- Idol Singer: She is already an up-and-coming star when the series begins.
- Image Songs: Sure, all of the Cures get them, but she gets to sing hers in-universe.
- Interspecies Romance: With Syrup, probably.
- Large Ham: If she feels like it, she could ham her words up. After all, she's an actress.
- Light 'em Up
- Missing Mom: She died when Urara was very little. A regular source of despair for Urara is how little she remembers of her mother.
- New Transfer Student
- Raised by Dudes: After the death of her mother, Urara was brought up by her father and maternal grandfather.
- Screw Yourself: Her Enemy Without in episode 23 flirts with her! Really!
- Show Within a Show: Took part in several... a Mythology Gag among which!
- Tareme Eyes
- Zettai Ryouiki: As Cure Lemonade.
Voiced by: Ai Nagano
A third-year student of L'Ecole des Cinq Lumières and usually volunteers to manage the library. Komachi is the daughter of the head of a famed sweets shop. She's calm and assuring, but is pretty scary when she snaps. She's also a novel writer, thus easily getting excited over unnatural things. This 'unnatural thing interest' led her to follow Nozomi, witness the Nightmare, and becomes Cure Mint. Aside of her being a Precure, Komachi also got her novel reviewed by Nuts, also developing a crush on him.
Tropes associated with Komachi:
- Action Girl
- Badass Bookworm: Loves to read, kicks ass as a Cure.
- Barrier Warrior
- Beware the Nice Ones: Sign one: Karen was getting harrassed by students about her Student Council President duties? Komachi just slammed her fists to the table and started scolding the students. Sign two: Hadenya gets a bit too far in evilness? All of the sudden, Komachi bodyblocks her, parries all her punches then turned her barrier into a Kamehame Hadoken to obliterate Hadenya.
- The Big Girl
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The gentle girl to Nuts.
- Deadly Disc: Emerald Saucer.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Expy: Of... well, you should know this already.
- The Heart: As the Cure of Tranquility, she often tries to calm the others in a pinch.
- Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": One of her first novels bases the couple on herself and Nuts.
- Interspecies Romance: With Nuts.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Emerald Saucer from Go Go.
- Precocious Crush: On Nuts.
- Runaway Bride: Wants to one day become one...
- Short Hair with Tail: She doesn't have the personality associated with it, though.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Komachi is gentle and soft-spoken while her older sister Madoka is wilder. Since they look alike so much, her friends are shocked when Madoka first appears riding a motorcycle and everybody thinks she's Komachi.
- Tareme Eyes
- Tranquil Fury: Well, she is the Cure of Tranquility and you know how she became into when she is serious.
- Try to see first season episode 43 when she fights Hadenya.
- Joked in 4koma here◊
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Voiced by: Ai Maeda
A third-year student of L'Ecole des Cinq Lumières and the Student Council President. Karen has a no-nonsense, stoic personality that evokes a cool aura and made her popular, not to mention she's ridiculously rich. However, deep down she is a Lonely Rich Kid, only living with her butler and associating with Komachi mostly. At first she thinks the Pretty Cure thing is a farce, but was forced to believe it when the Nightmare invaded her house. But then she failed to become a Pretty Cure due to her 'do-things-herself' mindset. Despite so, Nozomi continued to bug her about becoming a Pretty Cure, and after realizing that she wants to protect her friends, Karen is able to become Cure Aqua. During the course of the series, she develops a rapport with Milk and discovers her dream to help those who are sick, and she starts learning on how to become a doctor.
Tropes associated with Karen:
- Action Girl
- Adventure Rebuff: In the beginning she thought of becoming Cure Aqua just because she thinks in the end, to do it right, she can't depend on anyone if she wants to do things right... resulting in her butterfly vanishing and forcing her to watch Bunbee trounce the Cures and get away with the Pinky. It's only after her resolve was to protect her friends instead of doing things herself that she can transform.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Aside of being the tallest of the group and her dark blue hair stand out, in the beginning, she presents herself as the aloof, serious, stoic (albeit caring) girl. She mellows down after becoming a Cure, but the element is still there.
- Ambiguously Gay: Unlike her friends she did not show interest it to any boy, and instead has a possible Interspecies Romance with Milk.
- Archer Archetype: Gains the "Pretty Cure Sapphire Arrow" eventually, and being the Cure of Intelligence she mostly keeps her calm, cool, collected persona. In a subversion, that attack is usually reserved for finishing blows, she usually resorts into pummeling the enemy with fists and feet before that happens.
- Big Eater: Funniest thing, she's so ladylike when she eats all of her food.
- Big Fancy House
- Cannot Tell a Joke: When the gang goes vacationing in her mountain resort, she tries to joke that her family owns everything in the mountain range; they take her seriously, much to her embarrassment. Jiiya, however, is driven to tears that his mistress is even telling jokes now.
- Cross-Cast Role: When sent to the Urashima Tarou's world by Shibiretta, Karen got saddled with the role of the titular character, and the kids who 'tortured' the turtle (Milk) refer her as "onii-chan", to her puzzlement.
- Interspecies Romance: With Milk, probably. About as likely as Syrup/Urara.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Plays this role in episode 34 (which even has in its title "White Knight Karen"). In order to protect Milk, she sword-fights Hadenya while riding a white horse.
- Lady of War: Cool and graceful, she later gains an attack in which she gracefully fires an arrow made of water.
- Lonely Rich Kid
- Mage Marksman: When using "Sapphire Arrow" she creates a bow and arrows made of water.
- Making a Splash
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Her Aqua Ribbon gains a sword form for the horseback duel with Hadeenya.
- The Ojou
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow
- Refusal of the Call: At first, after failing to transform.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Possibly.
- The Smart Lancer: Karen's quite the opposite of Nozomi. She's very intelligent, serious, and focused. She would often scold Nozomi if she doesn't study and often take command when making strategies or Nozomi couldn't.
- Student Council President: A lot of her episodes have this as a focus, but it falls to the background in Go Go.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Rin's Tomboy.
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Starts out as your typical cold, stoic, but Lonely Rich Kid, opening only to Komachi. Thanks to Nozomi 'barging in' to her life and becoming Cure Aqua, she starts opening up to more people. According to her butler, she's a lot livelier afterwards.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Grape juice.
- True Blue Femininity
- Tsurime Eyes:
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rin.
- Water Is Blue
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Despite her westernized style or wealth, Karen is pretty much the closest one we can get, she's loyal and protective to her friends and will bet on everything to defend them and her home. Also, her 'dream marriage' scenario is also the only one that follows the traditional style.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Deserves a mention for literal blue hair.
Milk (Kurumi Mirino) (Milky Rose)
Voiced by: Eri Sendai
Tropes associated with Milk/Kurumi:
- Action Girl
- Aloof Ally: As Milky Rose. The reason? She imitates TV shows. She later joins the team anyway.
- Ambiguously Bi: Although she has shown interest in Coco also seems to have a possible Interspecies Romance with Karen.
- Ascended Extra: In Yes! 5, she only lends the Pretty Cures her power for their ultimate Finishing Move. In Yes! 5 GoGo, she gains human form and becomes a Precure.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her costume as Milky Rose.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: As Kurumi and Milky Rose.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When first introduced, Milk claims about feigning vulnerability and pity so she gets taken in and fed with free food... and then leave without being noticed, rinse and repeat ("They're all such suckers!"). Though she quickly got over this one.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: For Coco and Nuts.
- Finishing Move: "Blizzard" and "Metal Blizzard". She can only use one Finishing Move per transformation.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: In Yes! 5 GoGo.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: The characters refer The Team as "Pretty Cure (5) and Milky Rose".
- Mysterious Protector: In her time as being an Aloof Ally.
- New Transfer Student: Transfers to Precure's school.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Double subverted; while nobody could recognize Milk as Milky Rose or Kurumi, since she calls herself Milky Rose, it's obvious who she is. Yet almost nobody recognized her.
- Petal Power: Milky Rose uses blue rose petals to attack.
- Purple Is Powerful: Milky Rose is so powerful that she alone is as strong as the five girls together.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: In Yes! 5.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Kurumi Mimino = Miruku no mimi = Milk's ears.
- Sixth Ranger: Also literally. Milky Rose is the sixth teammate of the Pretty Cures and her power is different than theirs.
- Something About a Rose: While all five Cures have a rose theme in Yes! 5 GoGo, Milky Rose's power consists entirely of roses.
- Super Strength: She is much more powerful than any of the five Cures.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Expresses empathy for Anacondy as she dies, comparing her devotion to Coco and Nuts to Anacondy toward the Director.
- Tareme Eyes: As Milk and Kurumi.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate.
- Tsundere: Platonic type A, especially towards Nozomi.
- Tsurime Eyes: As Milky Rose.
- Verbal Tic: As Milk: "-miru".
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Nozomi. They argue a lot, but they become close friends, eventually.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can switch between her fairy form and her human form.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: As Kurumi and Milky Rose.
Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao
Tropes associated with Coco:
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In the GoGo! movie.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Or at least according to the drama CD.
- Chick Magnet
- Comes Great Responsibility / The Needs of the Many: "A teacher is for the students! A prince is for the people!" Nuts calls him out on not putting himself first enough.
- Evil Costume Switch: After he has been Brainwashed.
- Hot for Student
- Interspecies Romance: With Nozomi.
- Non-Action Guy
- Prince Charming: Coco, especially in human form, is this. He's of Palmier nobility, he's heroic, kind and courageous... However, he's in the Precure series, so he usually gets stuck in getting blown away by the monsters or needing the Precures (usually Nozomi) to rescue him. Doesn't stop him from trying to stand in the face of danger to protect the Cures and telling the enemy to cease their acts of harm (although it'll usually end up with him getting blown away), which is pretty damn heroic.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: During his brainwashing.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red To Nuts, although they're inverted in terms of color-coding.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: While he has little in the way of power, everything he does is to restore the Palmier kingdom.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cream puffs. He loves them so much that he has to do a diet.
- Verbal Tic: As Coco: "-coco".
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can switch between his fairy form and human form.
Voiced by: Miyu Irino
Tropes associated with Nuts:
- Bishōnen: To hilarious extents!
- Bookworm: Coco says he's the biggest reader in the Palmier kingdom. Naturally, this allows him to bond well with Komachi.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The brooding boy to Komachi.
- Brutal Honesty: He doesn't soften his opinions for the listener's sake. Examples include how he tells Komachi that he thinks her book is weak, and rejecting love letters on the spot.
- Cynicism Catalyst: His attempt to help someone who seemed in distress allowed Nightmare to invade the Palmier kingdom. He can't forgive himself for that and it reflects in his worldview and the treatment of the people around him.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: As Natsu.
- Deadpan Snarker: At times.
- Interspecies Romance: With Komachi.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he's harsh to everyone around him, he wants nothing more than to save his subjects in the Palmier kingdom.
- Non-Action Guy
- Prince Charming: Nuts is pretty much like Coco, but with some sour-coating due to a certain event involving the Nightmare.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Coco.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Sealed Good in a Can: He's locked in the Dream Collet until episode 7, after the team is formed.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The official romanization is "Natts".
- The Stoic: He rarely lets his face show emotion.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mame daifuku, specifically the ones sold at the shop owned by Akimoto family. Unlike Coco and Milk, Nuts does not need to diet because he trains himself everyday.
- Verbal Tic: As Nuts: "-natsu".
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can switch between his fairy form and human form.
Voiced by: Romi Park
Tropes associated with Syrup:
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Standard mascot form.
- Flying Postman
- Interspecies Romance: With Urara, more likely.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia
- Rebel Relaxation: In the first freakin' episode he showed up in. Bonus points for the Cherry Blossoms and the ominous lighting.
- Troubled, but Cute
- Verbal Tic: As Syrup: "-ropu".
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can switch between his fairy form and human form. He can also transform into a gigantic, flying penguin.
Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (Donuts), Sakiko Tamagawa (Montblanc), Kumiko Nishihara (Crepe), Mari Adachi (Bavarois)
Tropes associated with them:
- Big Good: They're rulers who're hierarchically above Coco and Nuts, and dispense advice to Precure.
- Childhood Marriage Promise: Crepe believes she has this with Coco.
- Culture Clash: Coco had no clue that sharing food with Crepe counted as a marriage proposal in her culture.
- The Four Gods: They're based on this legend, with Donuts as the blue dragon, Montblanc as the black turtle, Crepe as the white tiger, and Bavarois as the red phoenix.
- The Good King: They're all noble and kind-hearted, even if they all have their own troublesome personality quirks.
- King in the Mountain: They're hidden in Palmin form until Precure find them one by one.
- Motor Mouth: Everybody finds Bavarois' constant talking annoying.
- Picky Eater: Montblanc only drinks grape juice.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Noble rulers, help out Precure, agree to recognize Coco and Nuts as rulers if they can prove themselves, etc.
Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi
Tropes associated with Flora:
Voiced by: Nobuyuki HiyamaThe first villain to appear in the series. Girinma is one of Bunbee's three subordinates. His true form is a humanoid praying mantis. After many defeats, Bunbee gives him the black card which is actually a black Kowaina mask, and despite risking to lose his personality, he puts the mask on it to prove his loyalty and becomes a Kowaina.
Tropes associated with Girinma:
- Animal Motif: Praying mantis.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies
- Dirty Coward: He doesn't mind.
- Kick the Dog: He revels in this. Aside from his eventual turning of Urara's mother's memento into a Kowaiina, he usually likes drilling the fact that Nuts' kindness caused the Nightmare to be able to destroy Palmier Kingdom, reasoning with "The one who lets himself get tricked is the wrong one."
- Mask of Power: He puts the black Kowaina mask on his face and transforms into a huge monster in his finale battle.
- Never My Fault: It's always the Palmier's Kingdom's fault for being gullible, not unlike him, who... you know... makes people suffer with his acts without considering the side effect?
- One-Winged Angel
- Undying Loyalty: For his faults, he's damn loyal to the company, something that Kawarino praised.
Voiced by: Akio SuyamaHe's one of Bunbee's subordinates, until he deserts from Nightmare after his first defeat. He always try to get payment from different jobs to buy money, but he never keeps a job. His true form is a humanoid toad. Kawarino tricks him by offering him a high ranked job in Nightmare, but the black Kowaina mask transforms him into a Kowaina.
Tropes associated with Gamao:
Voiced by: Yoko SoumiBunbee's female subordinate, but she doesn't respect him much. Her true form is a humanoid spider. Kawarino gives her the black Kowaina mask to give her a last chance, becoming a Kowaina in the end.
Tropes associated with Arachnea:
Voiced by: Wataru TakagiBunbee is the boss of Girinma, Gamao and Arachnea. His true form is a humanoid bee. He suffers from his department's failures and he's often criticized by Kawarino. After Gamao deserted Nightmare and Girinma and Arachnea's deaths, his department is disbanded and he becomes the subordinate of the members of the second department. He confronts Kawarino about his sneaky methods, but he's almost killed by him. After the defeat of Nightmare, he joins Eternal in the sequel, working as a subordinate for several villains, but ultimately leaving them and he becomes an ally of the heroines.
Tropes associated with Bunbee:
- Animal Motif: Bee.
- Bad Boss: Started out as this in a minor version. But after Girinma dies, he starts shading away from it, warning Arachnea not to go through what Girinma went through, something that failed. Then ironically, after 'demotion', he got assigned with a lot of BadBosses.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies
- Card-Carrying Villain
- The Dragon: To Kawarino.
- HeelFace Turn: He goes through the Revolving Door twice, but his third HeelFace Turn was permanent... Of course, that didn't stop him from requesting a job in Criasu Corp.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: You can't help but feel sorry as he fell to the wrong management all the time, especially after losing his threat level once Kawarino enters the picture.
- Large Ham
- Overshadowed by Awesome: After his division was disbanded, he is quickly overshadowed by his superiors Hadenya, Bloody and Kawarino, especially the latter two. And in the sequel, he's the weakest villain since three other villains have natural One-Winged Angel forms, and three other villains have better abilities.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Now then, why don't you take a short vacation?" Spoken right before a (non-fatal) drop through a Trap Door.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: In Go Go!
- Remembered I Could Fly: He falls from a roof when Kawarino tries to kill him, but Bunbee can grap a window ledge which "saves" his life, and then he remembers he actually can fly.
- Smug Snake: Starts out as this.
- Villainous Friendship: With Scorp of Eternal.
Voiced by: Kazue KomiyaThe female and arrogant member of the second department who enjoys to boss Bunbee around. Her true form is a humanoid bird. After several defeats, Kawarino forces her to wear a black Kowaina mask, becoming a Kowaina herself.
Tropes associated with Hadenya:
Voiced by: Eiji MaruyamaA veteran member of the second department who always transforms rooms into Kowainas. His true form is a humanoid bat. He was also Kawarino's previous superior. After several defeats, Kawarino puts a black Kowaina mask on his face and traps him in the darkness, but in the Grand Finale, Bloody comes back and drags Kawarino with him down.
Tropes associated with Bloody:
- Animal Motif: Bat.
- Bat Out of Hell
- Evil Old Folks
- Grumpy Old Man: Shows signs of this in the end... in a good way. He claimed that before Kawarino gets in charge, Nightmare used to value teamwork.
- Mask of Power: Kawarino forced him to wear a black Kowaina mask.
- One-Winged Angel
- Sinister Silhouettes: His black mask Kowaina form is never really shown.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once he learned that the Dream Collet is complete, Kawarino trapped him into the depths of darkness. But he came back later to inflict a Karmic Death for Kawarino.
Voiced by: Hiro YukiKawarino is Desparaiah's secretary, and one of the three core members in the second department. He's sneaky, feels no sympathy to anyone, but the most powerful employee of Nightmare. His true form is a gigantic humanoid chameleon.
Tropes associated with Kawarino:
- Animal Motif: Chameleon.
- Deceptive Disciple: Was once Bloody's henchman, but...
- The Dragon: To Despariah.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Is a much more dangerous and active threat to the Pretty Cure 5 than his boss.
- The Heavy: He's responsible for the invasion and destruction of the Palmier Kingdom, he manipulates and abuses all other villains, and he's the one who makes Desparaiah's wish coming true. And if the Palmier Kingdom was never destroyed, the Pretty Cure 5 wouldn't even exist.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When Despariah was contemplating that there's more than despair and prepares a HeelFace Turn, Kawarino reforms himself and rants on why Despariah won't get into despair again.
- For the Evulz: Due to this, it casts judgment in what he claims of doing it for Despariah, he's probably liking spreading despair because he personally likes it.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Averted. His voice is so high, you can mistake him for a woman or having a female seiyuu. Even in his true form, his voice is still very high.
- Eyes Always Shut: Beware if he ever opens them.
- Hope Crusher: He takes delight in crushing hopes and inflicting despair (not that you'll see him laugh in joy for it), even his Nightmare Mask is designed to inflict one. When he saw Desparaiah trying to stop being one, he flips.
- Identical Stranger: In the epilogue of GoGo!, Bunbee has a lazy employee named Shiri who looks like Kawarino.
- Karmic Death: He was dragged down to hell by Bloody, whom he previously sent to hell after outliving his usefulness.
- Mask of Power: Averted. He doesn't use the Black Kowaina masks, but he absorbs them in form of the black cards.
- Meaningful Name: Kawarino is derived from 'Kawaru', meaning 'to change'. Thus, his One-Winged Angel forms a giant, humanoid chameleon.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Maybe if he never revealed the fact that Nightmare's majority of employees are Palmier Kingdom citizens wearing his Despair Mask, just to rub on Coco and Nuts' spirit, then both of them wouldn't have to come a conclusion that they don't need the Dream Collet at all to rebuild the Palmier Kingdom, thus turning the tables against him as it enables them to encourage the citizens to follow the Precures' example of not giving in to despair.
- One-Winged Angel: See Meaningful Name.
- Subverted, since it's just his true form like the other villains and he doesn't transform into a monster with a black Kowaina mask like the others.
- Perpetual Smiler
- Prehensile Tail: He has two of them and uses them for defence and offense. He can even temporarily concetrate his enemies' powers in his tails.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Sometimes, his eyes glow completely red.
- In his true form, his eyes are light red instead of white. I'm not talking about his iris.
- Smug Snake: Oh so very much.
- Softspoken Sadist: Speaks in a very pleasant tone, but there's a reason why he's considered the most evil in Nightmare.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Yes! Pretty Cure 5 is totally Lighter and Softer than the previous season? Think Again. Kawarino's pretty much tops the evil department (at least until the sequel comes forth) even Despariah herself. And he's not played for laughs.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Whoever fails constantly is given the Black Card, which turns into a black Kowaiina mask and when put on, will boost their strength, but make them a mindless monster, then get destroyed by the Cures. He also literally gives such a treatment to Bloody.
Voiced by: Kazuko SugiyamaDesparaiah is the leader and employer of Nightmare. She's extremely powerful, considering that Kawarino's loyalty to her, and her wish is gaining immortality and eternal youth. She hides her face under a mask until the Dream Collet grants her wish.
Tropes associated with Desparaiah:
- Barrier Warrior
- Big Bad: In Yes!5
- Non-Action Big Bad: Just blocks attacks with a barrier and creates shadow monsters to do the fighting for her.
- Cool Mask
- Defeat Means Friendship: Having Cure Dream as your opponent in the final fight? Lucky you!
- Evil Old Folks: It's implied that she's this before she uses the Dream Collet. Most noticeable when she uses the Dream Collet and her mask breaks, her voice stops being as hoarse as when she's still wearing the mask.
- Foil: While she embodies despair, Nozomi personifies hope.
- Fountain of Youth: After using the Dream Collet.
- Heroic Sacrifice: As an apology for all the troubles she caused, she let the Cures and Palmier Kingdom citizens to escape while she stayed in the collapsing Nightmare realm, sealing it.
- Immortality: What she wants most and why she wants the Dream Collet in the first place. She succeeds in gaining this in the Grand Finale.
- Irony: For all her desire to 'spread despair', she herself is in despair, as she's really fearful to die of old age, thus sought Immortality. This discovery is what led Nozomi to eventually give her a second chance.
- Meaningful Name: It looks an awful lot like 'despair', doesn't it?
- Mook Maker
- Orcus on His Throne: Aside of that time she went out to check on the Cures' power, she sits on her throne all day. The Cures has to confront her to the throne to get her get up... a bit.
- Vain Sorceress
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
Tropes associated with Scorp:
- Accidental Misnaming: Bunbee can't get his name right. Later on, Scorp returns the favor non-accidentally (but nothing malicious).
- Animal Motif: Scorpion.
- Beware My Stinger Tail
- Curtains Match the Window: His human form.
- Evil Redhead
- One-Winged Angel: He can transform into a gigantic, magenta scorpion.
- Pet the Dog: Despite Bunbee's pestering, at one point, Scorp admits that he is a kind man. That was before he goes for his final stand against the Precure.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Outside attempting to beat the crap out of Cures and collecting things for Eternal, he's genuinely pleasant with his teammates (in a stoic way), as Bunbee attested.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His human form.
- Scary Scorpions
- Those Two Bad Guys: Nearly became one with Bunbee. Alas, his life was cut pretty short.
- Villainous Friendship: These two really get along well, though.
- See Bunbee in Nightmare
Voiced by: Bin Shimada
Tropes associated with Nebatakos:
- Animal Motif: Squid.
- Combat Tentacles: He can turn his limbs into multiple tentacles.
- Fat Bastard
- For the Evulz: He has often attacked the Pretty Cure team for no better reason than to kill time or vent his anger.
- Jerkass: Disrespects his superiors, is overjoyed at Skorp's death as it means he can take his place, and treats Bunbee like crap.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite being so fat, he is fast. And of course strong.
- Never My Fault
- One-Winged Angel: He can transform into a gigantic squid.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning.
- Sloth: His vice. Nebatakos likes putting just minimum efforts in whatever he does, as he dislikes making reports. But he does like to boast that he's the greatest thing ever.
Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki
Tropes associated with Shibiretta:
- Anime Hair: The mushroom hat on her head is her hair. It goes high whenever she's angry, and she can use her hair as a shield and attack with it when she spins.
- Dark Chick: She's the only female besides Anacondy and she always uses the same scheme to attack the heroines. She doesn't even have a transformation.
- Evil Old Folks
- Fractured Fairy Tale: Her power is to recreate the world of fairy tales and modify it to endanger the Cures.
- Improbable Weapon: Her walking stick fires lightning like a gun.
- Miniature Senior Citizens
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: When she's angry.
- Shock and Awe: She can fire black lightning with her walking stick.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Doesn't hold Anacondy in a high regard and likes taking potshots at her.
- Wicked Witch
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Yadokhan) & Cho (Isohgin)
Tropes associated with Yadokhan & Isohgin:
- The Ace: They are Eternal's best hunters.
- Animal Motif: A sea anemone (Isohgin) on a hermit crab (Yadokhan).
- Badass Baritone: Especially Yadokhan.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: Isohgin is the big guy, Yadokhan is the small guy.
- Eye Beam
- Fat and Skinny: Yadokhan is fat, Isohgin is skinny.
- Fusion Dance: Their true form.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Lightning Bruiser: Both of them are very fast and strong. Even as a huge One-Winged Angel. They are also very tough, as they survive Blizzard plus Shooting Star with only a few scratches.
- Multicolored Hair: In their true form, Isohgin has purple and red hair.
- Never My Fault: When they are losing against Cure Dream and Milky Rose, Yadokhan gives Isohgin the fault and vice-versa.
- One-Winged Angel: Unlike the other employees, they don't transform into humanoid monsters. They transform straight into their most powerful form.
- Prehensile Hair: Isohgin.
- The Stoic: They're pretty emotionless and speak in a laconic-way.
- Those Two Bad Guys
- Verbal Tic: Isohgin repeats most of Yadokhan's sentences and mostly end them with "-zo". However, it's an actual word.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Both of them.
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu
Tropes associated with Mucardia:
- Affably Evil
- Animal Motif: Cockroach.
- Barrier Warrior
- Bishōnen: What he looks like at first.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His true form.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: And he has more on his body.
- Evil Genius: He uses several traps and tricks to encounter the Pretty Cures, and he even hides his true identity from them.
- Large Ham: As the MC of 'Five de Chance', he's practically Chewing the Scenery ALL THE TIME, as opposed to his usual calm, soft tone.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He came very close in utterly defeating the Precure 5 in his own 'Five de Chance', imprisoning four Cures and locking the last one, Karen, in a game she completely sucks at: Coin Toss. If he didn't yank Karen's hand upwards out of impatience, he probably would've guessed the right heads/tails and be victorious.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: As Mr. Magic. It's obviously Kyousuke Momoi with make-up and a costume. Not to mention that Kyousuke is a magician. But nobody notices it.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: Easily charms Anacondy. However, with his repeated failures, she eventually becomes colder towards him.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His human form.
- Secret Identity: Mr. Magic is Kyousuke Momoi, and Kyousuke is Mucardia.
- Stage Magician: His 'disguise' day job. He's also capable of doing so for Anacondy to impress her (successfully).
- The Starscream: Wanted to be the second in command, replacing Anacondy.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After revealing that Anacondy purposedly hid a letter from Flora to the Director... the latter killed Mucardia
Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata
Tropes associated with Anacondy:
- Animal Motif: Snakes.
- Asshole Victim: Sure, she loves the Director. However, when her expression of love is done with such Yandere tendencies (sabotaging the letter meant for the Director by Flora and planning to kill her to remove obstacle between her and the Director), not to mention she just callously turned the Precures into stone... It's kind of hard to feel sorry or sympathetic for her when the Director kills her for outliving her usefulness.
- The Dragon: To the Director.
- Dragon with an Agenda: She doesn't want her boss to reach the Cure Rose Garden because she hates Flora.
- Finger Poke of Doom
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Though, she doesn't wear glasses in her true form.
- Gorgeous Gorgon: Her true form.
- Love Makes You Evil
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite her name 'Anacondy', she's doesn't have any constricting, squeezing skills like her namesake (Anaconda), but in fact is more modeled on Medusa (whose snake hairs are mostly venomous snakes).
- Not So Different: Says this to Milky Rose, concerning how devoted they are to their employers.
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- Shock and Awe
- Taken for Granite: Her powers mainly consist of this, but it drains her a lot of energy. Even a single Cure is tireing, but she still petrifies all five of them.
- Yandere: She's in love with the Director and wants to murder Flora in order to have him all to herself.
Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba
Tropes associated with the Director:
- All Take and No Give: When Coco gives him a speech about how it's more important to create things instead of taking them, he replies that he has no interest in such a thing, and all that matters is the preservation of his collection.
- Animal Motif: Birds.
- Badass Armfold: He does this when the five Pretty Cures attack him and he just blocks all attacks with a barrier.
- Barrier Warrior
- Big Bad: In Yes!5 GoGo!
- Cool Mask/Cool Helmet
- Establishing Character Moment: While not exactly in his debut, he makes his case of being a nutjob when he personally pays a visit to Nozomi... then proceeds to level down the entire school area because to him, it has no value, and things without value for him are meant to be destroyed. Thank goodness that it was undone due to No Ontological Inertia.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He couldn't even take hint that Flora rejected him from the Cure Rose Garden because he's trying to use it for his own desires instead of good things.
- Evil Overlord: Subverted. He is more a museum director than an overlord.
- It's All About Me: Things of no value are to be destroyed, but he thinks that only he has the right to assign values to anything.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Kind of. He's known to destroy worlds that that he thinks has no values or treasures. If they do, he'll drain the values by taking away its treasures, and once they ran out of values... Boom.
- One-Winged Angel
- Orcus on His Throne: His chair even floats. Wherever he moves, he's sitting for almost the whole series.
- Person of Mass Destruction
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Shounen Hair: He looks like a Super Saiyan in his true form.
- Spam Attack: He can fire Hoshina balls.
- Sphere of Destruction: A gigantic Hoshina ball.
- The Stoic: Most of the time.
- Winged Humanoid: He has a pair of wings, and later two pairs.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Does this to Anacondy, right after she had declared her love to him, no less. And then, the world too. In case he declares this trope to something, his next course of action is... destroy it.
- In Anacondy's case, the Director is also pissed that she dared sabotage his efforts to get into the Cure Rose Garden, though he couldn't care less about her reasons and feelings. Oh and beforehand, he delivers a straightforward version to Mucardia... right after he reported about Anacondy's sneaky activities.
Voiced by: Takuya (Migirin), Kazuya (Hidarin)
Tropes associated with Migirin & Hidarin
Voiced by: Chinami Nishimura (Dark Dream), Miki Nagasawa (Dark Rouge) Rie Kugimiya (Dark Lemonade), Yuko Minaguchi (Dark Mint), Reiko Kiuchi (Dark Aqua)
Evil Knockoff version of the Pretty Cure 5 created by Shadow. Shadow created them by infusing the images of the Pretty Cure onto the Mirror Crystals.
Tropes associated with the Dark Pretty Cure 5:
- Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: Cure Rouge and Dark Rouge fight in an orange starfield with colorful spheres as the only surfaces to stand on, in stark contrast to the more mundane areas where the other four pairs fight.
- Badass Crew: Though, they fight for themselves, not together.
- Dark Is Evil: They all wear black costumes.
- Energy Ball: Dark Mint spams these.
- Evil Knockoff: Of the Pretty Cure 5.
- HeelFace Turn: Dark Dream.
- Magic Missile Storm: Dark Dream, Rouge, and Mint all spam magical projectiles.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Dark Lemonade uses a screaming attack during her Villainous Breakdown. It's powerful enough to bend concrete pillars, but ultimately just leaves her vulnerable to Cure Lemonade's counterattack which finishes her off.
- Mirror Match
- Psycho Rangers
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Of Shadow.
- Villainous Breakdown: They all go into this at the realization that even with all their power, their existences are empty compared to the Precures' friendship. Only Dark Dream comes out of it with help from Cure Dream. The others get wiped out after launching Desperation Attacks.
Voiced by Romi Park
The ruler of the Mirror Kingdom.
Tropes associated with Shadow:
- Ambiguous Gender: Is Shadow male or female?
- Bare Your Midriff
- Big Bad: Of the Yes! 5 movie.
- Hoist By His/Her Own Petard: In DX3. See Villain Decay below.
- One-Winged Angel: Turns into a gigantic, monstrous version of himself towards the end.
- Villain Decay: In DX3, Shadow is resurrected, but this time comically deals with the fairies, who eventually kill him using the Miracle Lights and ''his'' own mirrors!
Voiced by Akio Ohtsuka
Tropes associated with Mushiban:
- Badass Cape
- Beard of Evil
- Big Bad: Of the Yes! 5 GoGo movie.
- Duel Boss: To Shining Dream.
- Laser Blade: Has a lightsaber.
- Purple Is Powerful: His theme color.
- Temporary Bulk Change: Downplayed.
- Villain Decay: In DX3, Cure Dream defeats a resurrected Mushiban using her Shooting Star attack.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair