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A collaboration Beyblade Fan Fiction by french tropers Keitaro Hirochi and Wax.
Beyblade has become a mainstream sport since the recent rise and reign of domination of Erik Bernstein. However, the World Tournament creates uproar about possible cheating from the main protagonists, Virgil and Mnemosyne, who are both new to the scene yet become winner and runner-up. The circumstances cause Moby to suspect Heinrich Häuser, CEO of Neoblade, and thus he assembles two teams with the hidden purpose of investigating in hopes of finding him out.

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Tropes that apply to the whole cast or to the series:

  • Adults Are Useless: Like in every Beyblade series. Most of the bladers are around 20 years old, so there's much less expectation for parental presence. The only actual parent we see in the first season is Johann, Erik's Abusive Dad.
  • Aerith and Bob: Most characters have normal names, even if uncommon for some cases. The Greek and Vaticanese team, however, feature utter oddball names. Moby forges identities for the Greek Team, who had the most peculiar names, just so they stand out less.
    • Exemplified by the two main characters: Mnemosyne and Virgil.
  • Battle Tops: This is Beyblade.
  • Brought Down to Normal / Brought Down to Badass: The ending arc. EVERYONE except the new antagonists. Neoblade material is banned from use, leaving everybody with nothing to battle with but what the WBF officially uses. The antagonists from Season 2 are the first (having trained to fight with the C-Square) but the main characters can still use their signature attacks, like Erik's Death Star, making them the second.
  • Demoted to Extra: A great portion of the characters introduced in Season 2 are subjected to this in Season 3 .
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  • Everything's Better with Spinning: To be expected of Beyblade, but Cores don't work without spinning.
  • Follow the Leader: Copied from the original Beyblade anime are:
    • The formulaic Tournament Arc premise for Seasons 1 and 3.
    • Defied however as no anime further than the original series was taken into account.
  • Grand Theft Prototype: The WBF steals Cells and Cores from Neoblade's labs. Technically, the Cell and the Core are in testing and early mass-production stages rather than prototypes.
  • Hourglass Plot: Season 3 puts Heinrich and Zin as mentor figures against the increasingly desperate WBF trying to get rid of them by all means.
  • Jobber: The depowered early-season 2 antagonists are small fry to the WBF teams in Season 3, barring a few who put up a fight, but lose anyway.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There's over 200 characters.
  • Loophole Abuse: Defied. There's a rule saying that one can't attack the opposing Blader directly. A few characters ignore the rule, but the WBF punishes every such instance with a fine.
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  • Meaningful Name: Too many to count.
  • Multinational Team: Only Unica and the Light Stones are made up of people with different nationalities, even though they are citizens of their respective countries from the moment they form the teams, thanks to Moby and Dick pulling some strings. Non-national teams do have the liberty of having bladers from several countries.
  • Powers in the First Episode: Virgil and Mnemosyne start with their respective Game-Breaker.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: Neoblade can be taken as this to the WBF, given it's directed by Heinrich who used to work here. Eventually subverted when Heinrich revealed he has grown far away from the "terrorist" he was branded as and the WBF pulling a face-heel turn.
  • Serious Business: Less so than the original series, but still:
    • The opening World Tournament stadium isn't full, but it's far from empty.
    • There is a Beyblade coaching school, meaning some people learn how to coach Beybladers.
    • WBF head Moby has a strong influence everywhere due to his Beyblade Living Legend status. Similarly, Erik and Marco are renowned just like a well-known soccer player would be in Real Life.
    • The WBF has the World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade, a private army to check up whatever disturbs Moby. While the sport does not seem serious here, it still earned Moby enough money to make it.
    • Heinrich and Zin create Beyblade technology which is able to create unlimited energy.
  • Stealth Pun: WBF heads Moby and Dick, most notably.

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New gear:

Neoblade:

    Chip Cell 
The accessories devised by Heinrich, those replace Bit Beasts by using the blader's energy to perform feats beyond what normal control chips allow.

Tropes that apply to the Chip Cells:

    Cinetic Core 
Zin's creation, the Core multiplies the blades' performance. Its effectiveness depends on the blade's spin rate and the adrenaline of its user.

Tropes associated with the Cinetic Core:

  • Amplifier Artifact: The basic utility of the Core. It powers up the blade constantly.
  • Boring, but Practical: When compared to the Cells, the Cores' unflashiness is what comes to mind first. However, Core users do much better than Cell users early on.
  • Breakable Power-Up: Averted. The Core itself is a lot more solid than the beyblade itself, and the only way to stop it from powering the Blade up is to stop the blade in the first place.
  • Instant-Win Condition: It negates one of Beyblade, as blades with a Core usually reach near-infinite stamina just because the Core's energy keeps the blade spinning and is generated by the kinetic energy from its rotation.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Inverted. The Cell is not powered by spin, while the Core's power increases the faster it spins.
  • Made of Indestructium
  • Power Crutch
  • Upgrade Artifact: The Core gives bladers an easier time using special attacks, as demonstrated by the Norwegians, but the trope is subverted, as this is only due to the massive increase in default performance that the Core gives. Without it, using the special attacks one can do with it becomes much harder at least, and impossible at worst.
    The C-Square 
The titular mechanic, utilizing both Cell and Core to maximum effect: using the Cell to power up the Core, that naturally powers up the Cell.

Tropes that apply to the C-Square:

  • Drunk with Power: The power disparity between a blade without the C-Square caused a lot of this with the early users.
  • Flying Brick: Evident result of pairing the Core with the Cell.
  • Magikarp Power: A Game-Breaker-tier example. Preparing it requires about a second of not moving, but a blade with a C-Square is guaranteed to win against one who doesn't because the power generated is insanely powerful and the activation window is short.
  • Superpower Meltdown: Building up too much energy with the C-Square can cause a blade to blow up as it eventually becomes unable to hold it. This is demonstrated by Bryan in the French Arc.
  • Title Drop: The fiction is named after it.
    Double-Gear Launcher 
As the name says, this brand-new Neoblade launcher functions via a double-gear system that allows massively increased starting spin.

Tropes associated with the Double-Gear Launcher:

  • Game-Breaker: Being so state-of-the-art, it's largely superior to the usual launchers. Compared to the Cell and the Core, the launcher remains relatively unnoticed and escapes the cheat-checks during the World Tournament.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Many attribute Erik's loss to Mnemosyne to the Core alone. The fact that the Core functions better when spinning means that Mnemosyne's blade rotation rate was the very reason the Core was this powerful.

BF Blade: Final Arc SPOILERS!!!

    Power Ring 
This new part introduced in Season 3 is a ring installed under the attack ring, and releases it on contact, or upon receiving feed from the control chip.

Tropes associated with the Ring:

  • Breakable Powerup: To a degree. A big enough shock can force the release of the energy stored in the Power Ring, but this merely forces an early release of the power rather than just cause it to be let out harmlessly.
  • Charged Attack: The Ring passively charges a Beyblade's next attack. With enough energy built, it becomes possible to attack from a distance by expelling it raw.
  • Magikarp Power: To a degree, but it is powered up by spinning and charges power over the length of the game.
  • Pure Energy: Contrary to the Cell, it can only use this as a form of ranged attack.
    Spin Drive 
This new part introduced in Season 3 is an engine installed just atop the tip of the base, and boosts the spin of the blade upon hitting a certain spin rate. It is configurable before a match.

Tropes associated with the Drive:

  • Comeback Mechanic: Final Clutch Drives. Middle Clutch Drives can also be this against First Clutch Drives.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: First Clutch Drives offer an advantage right at the start of a battle, giving a more-than-pertinent shot at doing this.
  • Serial Numbers Filed Off: It is functionally identical the the Engine Gears of the original anime, except the release isn't dependent on the blade base, rather being dependent on itself.
    Shotgun Launcher 
An electronics-based launcher that spins the blade so that the user just has to shoot it via the trigger. It uses string technology to light up the engine, which spins the blade faster than any regular launcher.

Tropes associated with the Shotgun Launcher:


Tropes that apply to the characters:

Introduced in Season 1:

    The Light Stones
Team Liechtenstein 
Composed after the world championship, it's originally only a team made of four important figures of the tournament, and their coach. The team was formed with the four semifinalists that Moby didn't select.

Tropes applying to the team:

  • Anti-Hero Team: At the very beginning of their acting as a team. Virgil is a Classical Anti-Hero, Erik is a Sociopathic Hero, Min is a Knight in Sour Armor and still a Stepford Smiler, and Vlad is not nice.
  • Combination Attack: Final Nova, a super-upgraded Death Star where Virgil, Vlad and Erik simultaneously perform the Death Star, issuing their command into a single Blade. It's by far the most powerful attack used at this point in the series, destroying the stadium and knocking out all participants in the match, with the Light Stones relying on Vlad's physical sturdiness in order to win the match.
  • Dream Team: Averted. They have an extremely rocky start that takes the whole of Season 1, and then they disband. And when they meet again in Season 2, there's some rust to work out. If it didn't happen, the Light Stones might have been an utter failure.
  • Heroic BSoD: Everyone during their arc, most often starting with the Arc Villain team's first appearance and ending just before the finals. Like Unica, all members suffer more (Virgil nearly gives up on life) or less (Vlad is only slightly less responsive than usual) from it. The exception is Erik, who had one from the World Tournament until after the Asian arc.
  • Multinational Team: Played with strangely. The team is based in Liechtenstein, but only the coach Gerhard is native of that country. Everyone does become a citizen of Liechtenstein though, as part of the team formation.
  • The Fellowship Has Ended: At the end of Season 1. Naturally, during Season 2, they reunite.

Virgil Smith (birth name Gaius Vergilius Octavianus)

The Hero. Born in an isolated community of Vatican, he was introduced to Beyblade via his 18th birthday gift. He evaded a forced marriage attempt by fleeing across the Swiss border. He ended up at the finals in the WBF Tournament, defeating eternal n°2 Marco in the way. Isolating himself from his teammates at the start, he gets to open to others and radically change after his victory in Vatican, becoming far more confident and open-minded, though he does have a brief curious and aggressive streak. Due to his wide knowledge of languages, he is the only one able to talk to Mnemosyne (namely, in Ancient Greek).

Tropes that apply to Virgil:

  • Accidental Hero
  • Arc Words: For a while in the end and aftermath of the Vatican Arc, his are "I did it all myself.".
  • Audience Surrogate: It's much easier to identify to him than to Mnemosyne.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: It takes him five days to reach tournament-level ability, by watching Erik perform.
  • Badass Bookworm: Becomes this after he grows out of his turmoil.
  • Casting a Shadow: His show element for a little time in the German Arc after abandoning his Creepy Cool Crosses.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Virgil starts out as a sloppy blader who's overly reliant on his Cell to win and has deep self-esteem issues. He grows out of it.
  • Determinator: He gave up his whole life to go to the World Tournament. Also, his refusal to marry Iulia was the reason he wouldn't give up against her during their rematch.
  • Die or Fly: In the first World Tournament, Raimund and Marco's intimidating playstyles worked against them since they pressured Virgil into using the Cell, even without knowing it was there, popping up a Miracle Shot for the former, and a Death Star for the latter. Against Mnemosyne, whom he had just seen beating Erik's Death Star, he thought he was helpless.
  • Do Not Call Me Vergilius: During the Vatican Arc, as he became known as Virgil, and feels much more associated with this name. In the break before Season 2, he legally renames himself.
  • Don't Think, Feel: This is Virgil's main weakness: he is genuinely great at theory but struggles in the heat of battle.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Inverted: Virgil vehemently refuses to acknowledge his Cell-induced victories were not miracles bestowed upon him by God until the square-off in Vatican, despite being proven wrong at least twice.
  • The Hero
  • Instant Expert: Virgil learns Beyblade so fast, he gets through the World Tournament pools, his very first match, through theory alone, fits with pros within two months of that, and is a top contender just one year later.
  • Light 'em Up: His theme at first. Even through his darker phases, he retains his Miracle Shot attack (even though the name was coined by Marco).
  • Magic Feather: Inverted. He thought his beyblade was nothing special, but it was the Cell within it that granted him his Miracle Shots.
  • Mega Manning: He uses Erik's Triangle Assault and Death Star attacks on the odd occasion.
  • Omniglot: He is able to speak Ancient Latin and Greek, Italian, Modern Greek, German, French, Spanish, and that's only the beginning. This is the reason he is the only person able to talk to Mnemosyne.
  • Paint It Black: Against Iulia. His visuals changed colors from white and gold to dark tones of gray with occasional white; and he changed his visual element from light to darkness. In Germany, he keeps the dark visuals.
  • The Presents Were Never from Santa: He spent arcs persuading himself that his Cell-powered Miracle Shots and numerous comeback victories are miracles bestowed upon him by God. Learning the truth kind of breaks him.
  • Read the Freaking Manual: During the World Tournament, Heinrich remarks that Virgil is unable to use his Cell at will, but he can't figure out why. It's because Appius took Heinrich's note for himself.
  • Screw Learning, I Have Phlebotinum!: Averted. Though his arrival and sudden victories came out of the blue, Virgil is by far the most eager of the Light Stones to take lessons. He is a beginner after all.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Money interests are his pet peeve. His parents wanted him to get married to Iulia for his family to gain status and money. Iulia is 13 years his senior, and their relationship isn't a May–December Romance. He doesn't want to be married, and one of his birthday gifts is the marriage contract. His way of responding to that was running away from his life with everything he still had: the Beyblade that was his other birthday gift.
  • Signature Move: Associated with the Miracle Shot attack (read: a short-ranged Pure Energy blast) he used against Raimund. Even though it was never used willingly during the whole of Season 1.
  • So What Do We Do Now?: Has a brief loss of identity after defeating Iulia, because the only thing that makes him who he is is that he's a member of the Light Stones. Running with it caused him to open up and actually befriend the team in a comparatively extroverted phase.
  • Super Loser: Early on. He is a rather weak Blader except for his fear-enabled Cell match steals. Every time he feels strong, he ironically becomes weaker because he refuses to acknowledge his Cell. In China and Russia, he keeps getting put on the ropes by (or even losing to) weaker opponents. He fully grows out of this by end of the Vatican arc.
  • Victory by Endurance: While his first blade was a combat build, Virgil has a preference for stamina builds. On Gerhard's recommendation, after his first beyblade is destroyed, Virgil switches to a stamina style.

Erik Bernstein

The perennial Number One Beyblader. A prodigious 22-year-old blader with unrivaled fame and talent, and a sad justification for those. The inventor and pioneer of special attacks in Beyblade. Largely apathetic to the rest of the team at the beginning, but once he comes to terms with his loss, he becomes a Cynical Mentor Aloof Ally to his teammates.

Tropes associated with Erik:

  • Abusive Parents: His father put him through very intense training at age 6, to the point he ran away 10 years later. Then he was scouted by the WBF and trained by Dick, who served as a surrogate parental figure and was arguably worse. Johann's abusive behaviour returns in Germany, where he tries to get Erik shaken by picking at his nerves.
  • The Ace: Erik is the undefeated number 1 at Beyblading. He made the sport more entertaining than Moby ever hoped to, and he's better than almost everyone in every aspect of the game. He uses a balanced blade with no clear weakness. He decimated entire crowds by using Triangle Assault (a very fast triple dash), then invented the Death Star (that's 6 Flash Steps with one circling around the entire arena), and he was able to use it without Heinrich's Cell. Everyone who ever beat him had an advantage of some sorts: be it technological (Mnemosyne), mental (Jun) or tactical (Marco).
    • Broken Ace: Between Johann's harsh training sessions that are borderline child abuse, to his lack of social life, to Dick's own attempt at sabotaging his character and career, Erik's childhood isn't an enviable one. Behind the façade of the World Champion lies an immature kid with a major Inferiority Superiority Complex.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The Death Star. It's an incredibly-fast, far-reaching, instant match-winner no matter how many bladers Erik is against. Though, using it takes a toll on him, and there are some blind spots that small blades could exploit if they could see it coming. Most gimmick stadiums even disable his use of the attack entirely.
  • Challenge Seeker: He tries to train Marco the hard way, because he thought he had found the one who would come to defeat him. Then Mnemosyne showed up and beat him without even him posing much of a challenge, and he almost stopped Beyblading forever.
  • Character Development: Erik is the only one to get two rounds of it.
    • After his issues are forced to the front by his first loss, he has to learn to cope with defeat and learn some social skills.
    • And in Germany, he gets his second round, with him outgrowing his Jerkass behaviour, becoming a team player, and avoiding engaging in junk-measuring contests with the villains.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: The Death Star is extremely powerful, but also extremely taxing to use: the strain it takes on Erik makes him unable to use it twice within a day without becoming tired. Dick supposes that's why Mnemosyne actually survived it: her blade was spinning at least twice as fast as his and it was his third Death Star that day.
  • Generation Xerox: Averted. While he was raised and trained by Johann, those who expected him to be a second-rate blader like Johann were surprised when Erik came out better than Dick, who had never lost to Johann.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: He was trained under Johann and Dick, with both training regimens being abusive to some degree. Added with the absence of social life and the pressure from expectations, Erik is more winning machine than human, which is why he takes losing so badly.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: His belief after being defeated easily by Mnemosyne. She was a newbie, and he had trained since his youngest days. He lampshades the trope when he finds out that he effectively got beat by a baby-aged girl.
  • Hates Small Talk: At the start. Through his friendship with Marco, he learns to fool around sometimes.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Eventually, with Marco. They can be thousands of kilometers apart, but only a Heroic BSoD can keep them away from chatting with each other, be it by phone or anything. Even though Erik only really opened up after his defeat to Mnemosyne on the grounds that they both were cheated out of winning the tournament.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Whenever he goes it alone, it goes wrong in some form. He's so poor a team blader that it causes problems in Germany, the first arc in which he doesn't serve as the replacement Blader.
  • Irony: The team's Balance blader is anything but balanced as a person.
  • Irrational Hatred: His callousness towards Virgil and Mnemosyne for allegedly cheating him out of the world tournament is insane early on. It's exacerbated by his theory that Dick is enabling them solely to push Erik out of the spotlight by pure jealousy. He gets chewed out appropriately for his behavior.
  • Jerkass: His antisocial behavior directly causes Siegfried's Face–Heel Turn and Gretchen's Villainous Breakdown at least. He treats Marco as his Only Friend, and exempts him from this treatment.
    • Jerkass to One: Even after Season 1, he is still an asshole... to Dick, who is a cause of his social issues and a nuisance to the team.
  • Large Ham: When using his Death Star attack and any upgrades of it doesn't tire him out or injure him, he calls them out loud.
  • Lonely at the Top: Erik has no social life and is the n°1 Beyblader.
  • Loners Are Freaks: A core aspect of his character, at least earlier on. Erik's absence of social life, with the abuse taken in training and pressure from expectations has turned Erik off-kilter if not insane. His friendship with Marco and later the Light Stones fixes that.
  • Mega Manning: While generally a target, he uses Marco's Lightspeed Shellbreaker against Mnemosyne in a one-off match.
  • Missing Mom: She divorced Johann and left Erik to him.
  • Mook Horror Show: In his pool at the first WBF Tournament Arc, he hit 30 blades out of the arena in one shot with the Death Star. And before that, in one of the first Beyblade matches on-screen, he takes on 100 beybladers by himself and wins. The trope gets turned on its head when the fight itself is actually studied - several of the top Bladers were not here and multiple others threw the fight, were severely held back by the crowd, or were targeted by Erik from the get-go.
  • Only in It for the Money: How he was first persuaded to join the Light Stones.
  • Pragmatic Hero
  • The Rival: He's really fixated on Marco, even though until the plot starts he's by far Marco's superior. Even though he bonded with Marco for all the wrong reasons, their friendship was the best thing that happened to him.
    • Rivals Team Up: When 2v2 Beyblade starts in the epilogue, Erik seeks out Marco, not the Light Stones.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: He could've been even more of a terror than he already is, were he trained to take on one opponent at a time instead of designing all his special attacks to take out several opponents at once, which in a one-on-one battle makes his attacks very much flailing around until one part of the attack connects. While Death Star still hits and usually for the win, it eats his energy like popcorn, with three in a day making him nearly faint.
  • Signature Move: Despite his first attack being Triangle Assault, Erik is more frequently associated with his far more impactful Death Star.
  • Sore Loser: He takes his first defeat extremely badly, and the second one only lampshades how broken he was and how weak his façade actually was.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After he accepts that he's a member of the team. He gets better when his team helps him not slip down into becoming as bad as the Panzers in Germany.

Min Guo

A 20-year-old Chinese Girl. Though she looks like she's the most stupid member of the team, she was a high rank blader in her own right and a surprisingly reliable contestant. She entered the world tournament after having been expelled from the Forbidden City Clan, but was eventually defeated by Marco. The fight she put up against him made her a nice choice to fill the Team Liechtenstein. An underdog in terms of sheer awesomeness, she is as strong as the others, and those who underestimate her regret it.

Tropes that apply to Min:

  • Action Fashionista: Changes outfits almost once each match.
  • Adult Child
  • Badass Adorable: She is the first one to pose an obstacle to Marco in the first Tournament Arc.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Jin's Cain.
  • Captain Ethnic: The only non-European member of the team.
  • Cheerful Child: Her facade early on.
  • Confusion Fu: The cornerstone of her offense is just being unexpected due to being a defense build and catching the opponent off-guard.
  • Cool Big Sis: For Virgil, once she's done with her own problems until he gets over his own.
  • Dark Magical Girl: She begins behaving like one, and even pulls out the look once. She only gets the ability to use the Cell (and thus any of her "magic") once she's done with her problems, though.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She hides her issues and her depression well, but it gets more obvious with time. None of her teammates moves a finger, and even Gerhard doesn't manage to get through to her: it's Jun who reassures her.
  • Drunken Master: Sometimes Beyblades while not sober.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl
  • Home Run Hitter: Her blade's offense is geared towards ringing out the opponent.
  • Lethal Joke Character: She looks the weakest of all the team, but her defense build completes the Light Stones' playstyle coverage and her versatility allows her to outplay her opponents.
  • Mask of Sanity: In China, it's excessively clear that she puts on a face. The first crack shows when she herself notices she's shaken in her match against 2-Payne.
  • Mega Manning: She incorporates Ryunosuke's gattai strike into her arsenal pretty early on, and in general is pretty good at doing that on an opponent. She even mimics the Basara KO.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She fakes being a Cloud Cuckoo Lander. The Forbidden City Clan doesn't buy it. In Season 2, the rogue attacks don't let her play this game, and in Season 3, she doesn't try because she knows she isn't going to fool anyone anymore.
  • Older Than They Look: A mild example. She's small because she's an Asian girl, so she looks like she's the youngest, but she's two years Virgil's senior.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Her issues in China are made obvious when she doesn't do any of her whimsy playstyle-switching antics on Ned, shutting down into her base defense game.
  • The Smart Girl: It's evident she's not The Chick when she starts out unable to form bonds with her team.
  • Troll: She looks like this during a portion of the World Tournament, since her blade is a defensive build and she keeps her entire offense under wraps. She more or less voluntarily delayed the ending to the pool stage of the WBF tournament and caused Flavia's Rage Quit, all because she felt the competition didn't warrant the effort.
  • Willfully Weak: In the early parts of the World Tournament, she holds back and keeps to defense until the opponent proves threatening or has greater stamina.

Vladimir "Vlad" Kowalsky

A no-nonsense 24-year-old Russian soldier-like blader. His straight-to-the-point personality contrasts with his much more whimsical teammates. He provides needed consistency to the team.

Tropes that apply to Vlad:

  • Anti-Magic: What he does most with his Cell is protect his blade from an enemy Cell's energy attacks.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Vlad's base strategy is in the vein of Marco's, "attack and don't give the opponent one chance to think".
  • Badass Normal: Even with the Cell, Vlad uses very little flash, preferring by far ramming the opponent as fast as possible.
  • The Big Guy: Early on, he was more of The Lancer because Erik didn't care. When Erik finally took his responsibilities, Vlad was content with just being his team's beat-stick.
  • Boring, but Practical: His Beyblading style is simply Attack! Attack! Attack!. He also denounces special attacks as waste of energy, and prefers flat-out empowering his blade with his Cell, which makes it look like he has a Core. It works very well for him, as he never loses a one-on-one match cleanly during the entire Season 1. Zin even ranks him World's third-best blader no later than the Asian arc, and Vlad goes on to justify this ranking.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Alyona uses her Cell against him, he decides to borrow Virgil's Cell and use it against her, going as far as breaking character to d so.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Vlad's winning streak is lampshaded in Germany, as he hasn't had a single clean tournament loss. His first loss was in the World Tournament to Mnemosyne, a controversial victory tainted by cheating accusations on her part, and his second was to Lev, who had a Cell while Vlad didn't.
  • Glass Cannon: Vlad is the attack build of the Light Stones, and his build is very specialized.
  • Husky Russkie: Though he's more stoic than dumb.
  • Knuckle Cracking: Frequently.
  • Made of Iron: Subverted against Alyona. She tried to injure him by attacking his blade full-power with her Cell post-knockout, shooting it straight to his knee. Vlad's blade came out unscathed, and he came out unscathed since the blade hit his kneeguard.
  • More Dakka: What he does when he does engage in ranged attack.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: He's clearly patriotic and likes his country even though he ran away from his training center and became a Liechtenstein citizen. It's made clear in the Russian arc that he only stays in Liechtenstein or Switzerland during breaks because he is forced to.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: How he essentially manipulated Virgil to get a hold on his Cell. Virgil falls for his "I want to believe" speech, but everyone else can see this is just a means to get his hands on the Cell. Vlad admits this to Virgil's face later on, though Virgil denies that.
  • The Quiet One
  • Perpetual Frowner: He never smiles if unless in the presence of Raimund. And he looks angrier than he is.
  • Rated M for Manly: He's the team's primary source of testosterone and usually goes sleeveless, showing his muscles.
  • The Reliable One: He provides the Light Stones with a much needed consistent winner.
  • Rousing Speech: In one of Vlad's rare encouraging moments, he actually goes to Virgil after his match against Iulia, and sparks his slow return to normal with his usual humor. "In Soviet Russia, God believes in you!".
  • Russian Reversal: His only tone of humor is pulling that off. He also has a fondness for subverting the trope.
  • The Stoic: So stoic, he remains composed even through his Heroic BSoD. His self-control is unrivaled in the entire series, and even the aforementioned Heroic BSoD is only spotted by Gerhard, even though Vlad keeps it entirely in check.
  • Training from Hell: He puts himself through intense physical training.

Coach Gerhard Häuser

The coach of the team. Despite being 34, he still chooses to act more like a Big Brother Mentor to his trainees. Works the same for Team Liechtenstein. He leads them all the way and does not join Paul in infiltrating the WBF during Season 3.

Tropes that apply to Gerhard:

    Unica
Team Monaco 
One of The Hero teams. It gets formed after Moby's relations have four of the quarter-finalists adopt Monaco's nationality, allowing them to basically represent him around the world.

Tropes that apply to the team:

Mnemosyne (Season 2 name: Zoe Kallis)

"I don't even know why I am here. I feel... lost. Out of place."
Mnemosyne, to Virgil
The heroine of the series. Originally dropped by Zin on top of a flat with Neoblade's highly-advanced technology to see how it stands, she ended up (still thanks to Zin) easily winning the incoming World Championship, even defeating Erik, the current undefeatable world champion, without much effort. The formation of Team Monaco by Moby ruins Zin's plans for her as she's forced into different tournaments. Her main problems are the language barrier with the rest of her team, her mechanical behavior, and later her discovery of her link with Zin.

Tropes associated with Mnemosyne:

Marc "Marco" Lefèbre

"Why do I keep training? I have yet to beat Erik, and if I'm ever gonna be the best, I have to beat him. It's that simple."
Marco, to Ryunosuke, before running through Japanese mountains at night.
World's eternal n°2 and unlikely friend of Erik, Marco enters the tournament to finally beat him after taking a year off to train. Gets eventually beaten by Virgil, despite the fact that even Erik recognized Marco's massive improvement. His defining trait is his Hot-Blooded cheerful disposition and his showmanship, which makes him extremely popular.

Tropes associated with Marco:

Ryunosuke Fudo

"What I intend to do now... Have fun watching the matches and see what happens, I suppose. That's the most we can make of our time here, isn't it?"
Ryunosuke, to Min, before the World Tournament semi-finals.
Coming from Japan to make a surprise rise in the ranks after being one of the 100 bladers defeated by Erik, his plans end up completely spoiled by his close defeat at the hands of Vlad. Often benefits from surprise effects for being fairly normal compared to the other two juggernauts or the controversial Mnemosyne, and proves himself an excellent all-around beyblader.

Tropes associated with Ryunosuke:

Raimund Gundersen

"Here in Monaco, blades block the rivers. In Soviet Russia, the rivers block blades... but not mine!"
Raimund, while having a match with Marco in Monaco.
A former Top 10 beyblader, he took a break to work in Russia for two years before the plot starts. Comes back to regain his rank, but faces future finalist Virgil during the quarter-finals. A solid teammate that is a juggernaut to most opponents.

Tropes associated with Raimund:

Coach Paul Goupil

"We have a free week, so you have the day off while I take care of paperwork. Do what you want, but keep eyes on [Mnemosyne], ok?"
Paul, to the team, at the beginning of the Asian Arc.
Hand-picked out of the coaching school prematurely by Moby to be the coach of Unica at only 25, Paul spends most of his time on his computers trying to find what's behind Mnemosyne and her Beyblade. Acts friendly to the rest of the team, since they're all responsible enough to take care of Mnemosyne.

Tropes associated with Coach Paul:

    WBF 

Tobias "Moby" Livaudais and Dick Kreitzer

The highest ranking officers in the World Beyblade Federation.
Moby is a Living Legend due to his unequaled undefeated streak. Bored of the uninteresting matches, he trained his faithful follower, then-newcomer Dick and became chairman of the WBF, promoting Beyblade around the world. Dick went on to have an unchallenged n°1 place for the entirety of his career, following in Moby's footsteps.
Following the rise of Neoblade, Moby created the World Beyblade Federation Enforcement Brigade to defend against terrorism and industrial espionage, and got it directed by Dick, who grew more accustomed to weapons than to Beyblades.

Tropes associated with both:

  • Armies Are Evil: The World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade is led by Moby and spearheaded by Dick, and each intervention is treated as Unnecessary Roughness by anyone but Moby and Dick themselves. It foreshadows Moby and Dick's eventual heel turn.
  • Big Good: Moby is the figure who founded Unica and the Light Stones, and Dick is his direct subordinate, tasked with management of the Light Stones. Eventually, they become the villains in Season 3.
  • Can't Catch Back Up: When Moby plans to take on Zin and Heinrich in a Beybattle and trains with Dick, he barely even can control his blade correctly due to being inept at using the current day's control cells. Even Dick, who realized his own horrid performance, defeated Moby with ease.
  • Driven to Suicide: Their ultimate fate.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: They're so intent on getting Heinrich and Zin out of the Beyblade scene that they command military operations for it. They go fully insane in the final part.
  • Insane = Violent: Dick is a Moby fanatic and shoots before asking questions. Completely averted in Moby's case, as even at his worst, he never even considers the use of direct violence.
  • Jerkass to One: They don't like Neoblade at all.

Tropes associated with Moby:

  • Cool Old Guy: He seems like it, but he quickly fades away into cameo status and he's unseen through Season 2. Season 3 shows what he has turned into.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Early in Season 3, Moby thinks that beating Heinrich and Zin in a beybattle would put them out of business. He did intend to put his own business on the line too, but that's still pretty ridiculous.
  • Living Legend: Moby went through his 25-year career undefeated, and then went on to train Dick, who would also come out undisputed n°1 through his own 20-year career.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Moby regularly makes decisions that hinder Unica or the Light Stones more than anything else.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Moby is so influential by his status in the Beyblade industry that he can do whatever he wants, even outside of the arenas. Like putting together a military force under his orders. He bans Neoblade material from use in his last tournament, menacing to put them instantly out of business, and never faces consequences for that move.

Tropes associated with Dick:

  • A Dick in Name: Dick is C-Square's worst Jerkass, and means immediate trouble whenever he shows up.
  • The Corrupter: During the ending, as Moby's legendary legacy would cause dangerous backlash for Beyblade, Dick is portrayed as this.
  • General Ripper
  • Good Is Not Nice: Dick has been a horrible tutor for Erik. Even in-universe it's widely believed that he was worse than Johann. Then Season 3 shows Dick was never quite good.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Dick really hated the idea that Erik's record could be superior to his own, and the fact that Erik aimed at beating Moby's own record, so he put more hell in his Training from Hell.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Dick is an extremely dedicated Moby fanatic. He never questions Moby's orders, and does everything he does in Moby's name. Sometimes he ends up being a burden, but one Moby is fine with keeping.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Dick gets away with everything he does because he is Moby's disciple, and noone dares to challenge him.

    Individual Antagonists 

Heinrich Häuser and Zinedine "Zin" Rainier

Heinrich: "The Cell still hasn't shown one sign of activity... What's with the subject?"
Zin: "The Core worked fine, so I guess I win. Prepare the money for my next bill."
- Heinrich and Zin discussing their creations during the World Tour arc.
Heinrich: Formerly an extremely zealous developer of Beyblade-related technology, he was fired from the WBF because of his research that would have made Beyblade far too dangerous. Not deterred by this in the least, he founded Neoblade, an enterprise that sells Beyblade material. His experiments that were infamous before were conducted behind everyone's back, as he still strove to make Beyblade an entertaining sport. He created the Cells, and takes several aspects through the plot, since his head is wanted by Moby.
Zin: A Mad Scientist, specialized in genetics. He's Mnemosyne's father figure, and the man behind her appearance and victory at the first World Championship, having given her the Core that put her Beyblade's power over Erik's. Working in secret for Neoblade, he provides Heinrich everything he needs and lives out of this work. Mostly seen behind the scenes, he tries to get Mnemosyne back.

Tropes associated with Heinrich and Zin:

  • Affably Evil: Revealed in the last episode of Season 2, just before the Heel Realization of the heroes turning them both into faces.
  • Non-Action Big Bad Duumvirate: Heinrich and Zin have incredible talents and personal chemistry, keeping each other out of reach of authorities for years. And even when they were sent to jail, they managed to evade, all while never seeing physical action of any kind themselves.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: They have to be pushed very far by the WBF to entrust Calixte and Soma a pair of handguns for the former and a pair of gatling guns for the latter. And they did so only to stall for time. Also, no casualties.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Season 2. Soma and Calixte are pictured to be the two Big Bads leading the teams that rampage on the WBF teams around the world. Then it's figured Heinrich and Zin are behind them, though leading them from a distance most of the time.
  • Improbable Age: Heinrich's 38, but his most infamous deeds date from his time as a chief engineer in the WBF at age 23.
    Zin also went from grieving father and husband at 22 to doctorate genetics expert at 24.
  • Last Villain Stand: The end of Season 2.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: The discovery of this starts Season 3.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Subverted: they're only made up to be politically incorrect by the WBF.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Averted. In the ending, they show immediate proof of their genuine intent to be accepted back into society. Despite volunteering to be sent back to jail, they are cleared by court when it's recognized most of their actions were forced by the WBF's own crimes.
  • Screw Your Ultimatum!: When the WBF has caught up to the fact their evasion is true, and the WBF's national teams are getting their asses kicked and their beyblades either stolen or destroyed, they gang up on the Neoblade teams by engaging in the same tactics, but taking them on 8-on-5. Once Heinrich and Zin are the only ones left, cornered in their base, Dick sends out an ultimatum to Heinrich and asks him to surrender, threatening him with a military attack if he doesn't. Heinrich and Zin took a third option and had Soma and Calixte go against the World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade, while Heinrich himself invited the Light Stones and Unica to his lab.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Averted: Both of them are so wanted that despite Zin's relatively normal appearance, anybody in the WBF could recognize him. Heinrich gets around it by getting genetically modified by Zin thrice throughout the series.
  • Villainous Friendship: Despite being A CHAR, Heinrich never betrays Zin; and Zin's loyalty is never a question.
  • Visionary Villain: Heinrich's goal is to make Beyblade much more flashy and sport-like, and to this end he created the local Amulet of Concentrated Awesome.
    Zin, aside from his will to bring back his daughter to life, wants to push the limits of humanity. He ends up creating the local Amplifier Artifact after years of work with Neoblade.
    Merit goes to them for creating motors of infinite energy that fits in a pocket, and refusing to weaponize it, even when their enemies start doing it.

Tropes associated with Heinrich:

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Arguably. He uses his Neoblade company to hide his absurd and dangerous Beyblade designs. Although based on reality, this turns out to be a wild exaggeration by the WBF.
  • Char Clone: Heinrich, always, playing with types 2 and 3.
  • Master of Disguise: Heinrich had his genetic makeup redone by Zin to change appearance. Thrice.
  • Noble Demon: As deranged as he can be, Heinrich plays by the rules. So much that he has to have his business threatened to even try to mount an alternative to the WBF League.
  • Refuge in Audacity: How does Heinrich deal with being fired from the WBF? He creates his own Beyblade design company. Neoblade's success in the Beyblade industry is based solely on his creativity.

Tropes associated with Zin:

    The Forbidden City Clan
Team China 
Min's former team, directed by the very nationalist authorities of China. The team is composed of bladers trained from early childhood at the Forbidden City to become perfect bladers. They have a huge training center, and hard training regimens.

Tropes that apply to the team:

  • Badass Normal: The only team not to use a Cell or a Core against the Light Stones, they still give them a very hard time.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting
  • Meaningful Rename: When the team is kicked out of the Forbidden City and loses national support, they are forced to rename the team. From Germany onwards, they're now known as the Wuxing Clan.
  • The Worf Effect: When they show up in Germany, the Panzers absolutely trash them. The fall is foreshadowed and justified by the consequences of their loss in China: the team has been kicked out of the Forbidden City and Beyblade in China has lost a lot of traction due to the Emperor losing interest. As a result, the team are already said to be washed out before their match with the Panzers.

Jin Guo

Min's aloof twin brother, and captain of the team. He mostly acts behind his teammates, doing reconnaissance job so they can do the fighting part. He is often seen in Jun's shadow, a fact that his opponents get to regret.

Tropes associated with Jin:

Jun Wang

Min and Jin's best friend. The charismatic Chinese Ace, ranked 69th best in the world. The most friendly person in the team (the only one at that). He lost to Erik during the latter's 100-on-one battle, but he gives a monstrous beating to every single of his opponents during the China Arc, Erik included.

Tropes associated with Jun:

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to Erik. In China, Falk targets him as a message to Erik.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appears during Erik's 1-versus-100 bout, which Erik wins.
  • Expy: He looks like a Chinese Ryu.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Jin, though it's unmentioned by anyone but Min until the semi-finals in China to hide Jin's skill level.
  • I Let You Win: Throws this in Erik's face when they battle in China, as he (and many others) willingly threw the fight because 101 blades in the same stadium was simply too impractical.
  • Martial Arts Headband: He practices martial arts on top of his Beyblade training, so he wears one as a telltale.
  • One-Hit Kill: His Shenglong, and his overall strategy revolves around landing it. Outside matches, he always tries to find ways to keep it a One-Hit Kill.
  • Shock and Awe: When he charges Bodong, he adds lightning.
  • Training from Hell: The team's hard Beyblade training regimen is hard enough for the rest of the team not to want any more physical activity. Jun is the only one who takes true martial arts training, meaning he trains much harder than the rest of his team.

Lan Chai

A young girl fresh out from the Chinese Beyblade Academy. She replaces Min in the team, though her tactics are much more straightforward.

Tropes associated with Lan:

Wen Tsu

The Smart Guy of the team. A cold and calculating strategist, and an Art of War nerd.

Tropes associated with Wen:

Coach Fen Han

The Clan's Miko-like coach. Idol of every Chinese Girl blader, especially Min. Despite being outsmarted by Wen, she still is very intelligent, more than she lets on. She also complements Jin and Wen's cold-hearted tactics by being soft-spoken, good-hearted, and more than everything someone who likes fair fights.

Tropes associated with Fen:

    The Cardinal Kings
Team Japan 
The team composed of Ryunosuke's former friends. Upset at his departure, they trained hard to get back at him when he comes back. By the time Unica enters the tournaments, the Cardinal Kings are the best team in Japan.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • The Four Gods: Keijiro is the Byakko, Ren is the Seiryu, Noboru is the Genbu and Kohaku is the Suzaku. Ryunosuke is the Koryu.

Keijiro Nakamura

Ryunosuke's ex-rival. Holds a grudge against him for having left the group and taunts him with his performances, triggering Ryunosuke's Heroic BSoD.

Tropes associated with Keijiro:

Ren Hiwatari

Ryunosuke's ex-girlfriend, who can't decide either she can forgive him for leaving or not.

Tropes associated with Ren:

Noboru Kinomiya

Nicknamed Sho by the other Kings, the brash Noboru is Ryunosuke's replacement in the team. He is the most hostile member of the team, and uses his matches to show Ryunosuke that the team doesn't need him.

Tropes associated with Noboru:

  • Boisterous Bruiser: In a way, he's the Kings' equivalent of Marco.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sho. It's a shorter reading of his name's kanji.
  • Home Run Hitter: Spends all of his matches sending the opponents' blades to the 100-feet-away bench or even in the audience.
  • Shonen Hair
  • Tag Along Kid: Played with. He is the youngest member of the team and kind of a brat, but he really is quite potent in the stadium, and fundamental to the team's synergy.

Kohaku Ninomae

A reliable childhood friend to all the Japanese team. She doesn't show much, but she really is a sweet person to her teammates, and a serious threat in the arena.

Tropes associated with Kohaku:

Coach Akira Matsurida

Elite Trainer of Japan, Akira is a 29-year-old Bifauxnen. As the coach of the team, she is often discussing with Keijiro, usually to plan around the information the team gets on their competition.

Tropes associated with Akira:

  • Bifauxnen
  • Blind Without 'Em: Keijiro has to give her his own glasses at one point.
  • Miko: She Cleans Up Nicely while taking this attire and performing a ritual exorcism before the finals.
  • Ship Tease: She's got a certain amount with Keijiro. They're talking all the time during the matches, and even outside, they see each other very often.

    Yaro's Red Bears
Team Russia 
Vlad's former team. This team is composed of soldier-like bladers, with fitting training and appearance. They had a deal with Heinrich and tested the Cells too.

Tropes associated with the team:

Lev Zaretsky

Vlad's friend and former brother-in-arms, he is the leader of the team. A proud soldier and a bad one to get on the wrong side of. His excessive pride causes him to doubt the use of the Cells as he inflicts too much of a Curb-Stomp Battle to his opponents with it.

Tropes associated with Lev:

  • Animal Motifs: The lion.
  • Blood Knight: Early on, he's very eager to test the Cell. His pride later causes him to fall out of this.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Subverted. He hates training, so he enters int team in many tournaments just to skip it. It has benefits, given that this much contact with the exterior not only feels better for him, but the team as a whole gains more genuine experience.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He destroys Vlad's blade in their first battle.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • It Amused Me: His reason to even use the Cell. When it becomes boring, he dumps it.
  • Messy Hair
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: His choice for the team's lineup — Lev always, always goes second. Gerhard attempted to exploit this against him by aligning Virgil to take him on after the bracket reset, as Lev is intimidating enough for Virgil's Cell to start acting up. However, Lev strategizes around this and defeats Virgil.
  • Rated M for Manly
  • Red Baron: He is occasionally called "the Siberian Lion".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Red to Vlad's Blue.

Alyona Ivanova

A very soldier-like tomboy blader. She is the cool head of the team, as well as carrying the role of The Big Guy. Maximum battle efficience is her priority since she has often been underestimated. She represses her emotions.

Tropes associated with Alyona:

  • Action Girl: She is defined by this trope.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She admits to cheating by using the Cell against Vlad while he didn't have one.
  • Coup de Grâce: Whenever she wins by knockdown, she knocks the opponent's blade out of the stadium "post-death". She tries to injure Vlad so he can't compete for the third round, but only nails his kneeguard.
  • Easily Forgiven: By Vlad for the kneecapping attempt.
  • Flash Step: Her Tank Shell, which is really Marco's Lightspeed Shellbreaker with the Serial Numbers Filed Off.
  • Mighty Glacier: Her blade. Herself too, among girls, being more muscular but a slow runner.
  • Official Couple: With Vlad. In fact, the reason of her enmity to the Light Stones is isolating Vlad from her attempts to contact him, which is one of the first hints that the WBF isn't just the Big Good it's supposed to be.
  • Power Copying: On Marco. When she gets her Cell, she uses the Lightspeed Shellbreaker.
  • Pragmatic Villain: When the others gave their Cells back to Heinrich, she kept hers, and she used it against Vlad. When confronted, her argument is simply that calling Heinrich back just to shout at him and give him the Cell back was devoid of purpose and a waste of everyone's time.
  • Spam Attack: Spams rushing attacks when she gets her Cell. Unfortunately, she demonstrates this for a short time, as she gets faced up against the Panzers, and Gretchen outspeeds and destroys her blade with a Death Star.
  • The Stoic: She rarely raises her voice, even at her most frustrated.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: In Germany, she wears a tank top instead of her military jacket.

Zinaida Belkina

The spy of the team, and the one to provide the best intel all teams considered. She is more quiet than her teammates, finding calmly the solution to her problems.

Tropes associated with Zinaida:

Irina Babina

A sort of ambassador to her team. Most of her work consists in upholding the reputation of the team, or convincing the ones they curbstomp not to take defeat too bad.

Tropes associated with Irina:

  • An Ice Person: Her Cell attacks follow this trend, but she herself is actually pretty nice.
    • An Ice Suit: The exagerratedly furnished clothing. Even in summer, she's dressed more conservatively.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being nice and complimenting her opponents, particular frustrations can make her as dangerous as the rest.
    • As early as the second round, she demonstrates her "cold shoulder treatment" to Shannon, dragging out a match she simply cannot win. Lev compares the treatment to torture.
    • When Alyona tries to injure Vlad so her can't compete in their final round, Irina decks her and knocks her to the floor.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Even as an antagonist, she's a Friendly Enemy.
  • Martial Pacifist
  • Stone Wall

Yaroslav Kozlov

Coach of the 1st section of the Red Bladers (in consequence, they're called "Yaroslav's Red Bears"), he is the team's superior, directing the team under his iron fist. Though, he is still proud of his pupils and isn't afraid to boast their abilities.

Tropes associated with Yaroslav:

  • Boisterous Bruiser: During his prime. Still is boisterous when boasting to have the best team.
  • Brutal Honesty
  • The Captain
  • Red Baron: Was nicknamed "Captain Blade", when he was a Beyblader. The nickname is still used to this day, though somewhat rarely.
  • Training from Hell: His favourite method for training, for his team or for himself. Unlike Johann or Dick, his training is rigorous, but not to an abusive degree.

    The Natural Four
Team Norway 
Old friends of Raimund, who didn't contact them as part of his two-year training in Russia. Out of jealousy, they accepted Zin's Cores to beat him. Coming from the northern mountains just before the tournament, they prove already above-average without the Cores, and overwhelmingly powerful with them. Bored from the semi-finals, they question this choice and prefer not using them for the finals.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Revenge: Taking the Cores from Zin is theirs against Raimund. They abandon it just before the end.

Ludolf Kallestad

Raimund's former closest friend, and the one who resents him the most for leaving without a thought. Letting go of his frustration on his first opponents in the tournament, he starts to doubt his doing the right thing mid-way and stops using the Core before the finals.

Tropes associated with Ludolf:

Björn Dahlen

Tropes associated with Björn:

Heinrike Halseth

Tropes associated with Heinrike:

Meinhard Grimsrud

Tropes associated with Meinhard:

Coach Aina Solheim

The coach of the Norwegian team, who has never known Raimund, and therefore tries to temper her students' desire for revenge. She's the one who got Zin's offer for Cores, and ultimately the one to give them back to him.

Tropes associated with Coach Aina:

    The New Legion
Team Vatican 
Virgil's former friends. They are acquainted with Heinrich, and therefore the Light Stones are sent to investigate. It turns out they are guarding Vatican due to a tense situation, and the Light Stones have to act under Gerhard's orders instead of Dick and Moby's in order to manage to enter Vatican. After being discovered inside, the team is not sent back outside, but publicly challenged. By revealing Virgil's past, they also reveal what is at stake: Virgil's refusal of the marriage proposition from Iulia.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Aerith and Bob: Their latin names stand out. Lucius and Iulia are comparatively normal.
  • National Stereotypes: Sort of. They're not exactly Italian, but Virginia does painting as a hobby, and all of them are Roman Catholics to an absurd degree. Then come the Vatican stereotypes: their functioning around a Corrupt Church of sorts is played straight. Though Heinrich is behind them, inverting a stereotype.

Marcus "Aelius" Augustus

Highest-graded person in the new Legion, he is set to inherit Appius Caesar's status in the future. Though he prefers being the team captain to sitting behind a desk. A self-professed honorable soldier. He's being kept in the dark by the bureaucracy, not that he wishes to know anything about it. He was a kind of big brother to Virgil as well as any of his teammates. He establishes himself by defeating Erik and destroying his blade to prevent the Light Stones from disturbing. Though, at the public match, he gets defeated by Erik in return.

Tropes associated with Aelius:

  • Bald of Awesome: During the Vatican Arc, he hides his bald head with his helmet. But after his Heel–Face Turn, he shows it in Germany.
  • Cool Big Bro: Was this to Virgil.
  • The Dux: Even though he's kind of ignored by the bureaucracy, he runs his team, sometimes ignoring the bureaucrats in return.
  • Cool Helmet: It hides his bald head.
  • The Power of the Sun: His visual element.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Since he is the captain of the team, he negates orders from the bureaucracy when he doesn't agree with them.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With his twin Lucius. He's the Yang, Lucius is the Yin.
  • Stronger Sibling: Due to training more and Lucius frequently leaving to flirt with the ladies, Aelius is obviously stronger.

Publia "Iulia" Caesar

A renowned professor. She's also Appius's daughter, which sometimes lets her subvert even Aelius's authority. She was supposed to marry Virgil before the plot, but marriage for monetary interest disgusted him and he left. After Appius's death to the World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade, she took his place in an attempt to clear his name from the WBF's claim that he protected Heinrich. Once she's defeated, she doesn't try to marry Virgil, instead choosing Defeat Means Friendship and becoming a mentor figure to help him in leading the team. She's the team coach from Season 2 onwards.

Tropes associated with Iulia:

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Blue Blood: She's the daughter of Appius Caesar.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Her first victory against Virgil was absolute to the point that she shattered his blade and with it his motivation. However, not only did this cause him to not go back with her, but by the end of the arc The Dog Bites Back.
  • Kick the Dog: In her first match against Virgil, she shatters his blade (that was the symbol of his departure). It would have been excellent had she actually aimed to play mental warfare on him.
  • Lady of War: Retires from Season 2 onwards, though she stays in the business, as the director of the Vatican Beyblade Federation.
  • Mission Control: She becomes coach in Season 2, and watches over Virgil when he's back in Vatican after coming to terms with her.
  • The Smart Girl: She's a professor, nationally-certified Beyblade coach, and when she leaves it's to become head of the Vatican federation, a political position she has no problem filling.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Hides her more womanly attributes and poses as male while dealing with bureaucracy from Season 2 onwards.

"Lucius" Aelius Augustus

Aelius's younger twin brother. A pretty boy, especially when compared to his brother, who enjoys popularity with girls. In battle, he doesn't have his brother's strength, but instead uses speed to win. He takes Vlad on twice, first destroying his blade, and then losing to him.

Tropes associated with Lucius:

Tita "Aquila" Caesar

Iulia's slave. Though, Iulia considers her more like something between little sister and daughter than anything close to the old idea of it. Aquila herself holds her condition in high regards, and she's also pretty excitable.

Tropes associated with Aquila:

Virginia Smith (birth name Numeria Vergilia Octavia)

Virgil's little sister. She shows up in Season 2 to make up for Iulia's departure. She's pretty shy, but also one of Iulia's greatest pupils. She's also as green as can be in Beyblading, therefore she's taught everything by watching videos of her brother.

Tropes associated with Virginia:

Coach "Appius" Iulius Caesar

Coach of the New Legion during the first part. He was the man in charge of the Vatican Federation of Beyblade, and also the head of the Roman Community. When he discovered Heinrich was using them to his own ends, he tried to trap him, but when the World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade shot at Heinrich to prevent the latter from escaping , he was caught in the fire and injured. Dick finished him afterwards.

Tropes associated with Appius:

    The Glittering Sisters
Team Greece 
The four new beybladers that took over the Greek tournament scene in two weeks. Their dominance earned them the status of national Greek team, but their strange looks and behaviour puts them under suspicion of being under external orders, prompting the WBF to investigate about them through Unica.

Hermione (Season 2 name: Melina Kallis)

Tropes associated with Hermione:

Psyche (Season 2 name: Eva Kallis)

Tropes associated with Psyche:

Aella (Season 2 name: Anna Kallis)

Tropes associated with Aella:

Gaia (Season 2 name: Chara Kallis)

Tropes associated with Gaia:

Nikos Rodia

Tropes associated with Nikos:

    The Storm Panzers
Team Germany 
Erik's former "friends", formed into a team by Johann, Erik's Archnemesis Dad. Though, it soon appears that Johann is completely unable to control them, and Heinrich's influence is perceived. Gone Drunk with Power, the members of the team are here to show Erik how they have grown by defeating him. He doesn't take their challenge very well.
From Season 2 onwards they are the (doubtedly) Token Evil Team, but they are bad friends to Erik.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Drunk with Power: They're pretty different after they lose, but in the German arc, they range from twisted to Ax-Crazy. Only Kilian isn't, and his reluctance causes him to be cast out of the matches by Johann.
  • Germanic Efficiency: Inverted for their introductory arc: they are pretty enthusiastic about their C-Square-powered asskicking escapades. Kilian and Johann play this trope straight. Later on, they play the trope much straighter in all but attitude.
  • Power High: A nasty example. In the semi-finals round, they shatter their opponents' blades into pieces and pelt each other with the parts, and despite being scratched to blood with one of the pieces, Gretchen doesn't realize she's bleeding even as she leaves the screen.

Falk Adler

Captain of the Storm Panzers, and the one holding the team together. Despite his charisma, he is an Attention Whore out to show his greatness.

Tropes associated with Falk:

  • Big Man on Campus
  • Birds of a Feather: He's friends with Gretchen due to their common domineering streak, and with Asger due to both being jocks.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Subverted. As favourites to win the tournament, the Panzers are frequently seen in interviews, during which Falk trashtalks previously-establised teams, but he does beat them all, and even in the match he doesn't go to, his team wins.
  • Death from Above: He's fond of diving attacks. In his first match, he dives through Jun's Shenglong for a One-Hit KO. In his second match, he takes Aquila out from above while her blade was up in the air readying for a gattai of her own.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: His attitude majorly improves for Season 2.
  • The Heart: Surprisingly so. Showcased far better during Season 2.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He frequently taunts before and/or during matches.
  • Lovable Jock: Oppositely to Asger, his right-hand Jerk Jock. Gretchen does call him a Jerk Jock just for hanging out with Asger.
  • Opposites Attract: How the quiet and strict Kilian became his friend is a mystery.
  • The Power of Friendship: Even though he's selfish and all, he holds the team together this way. The reason the team shows cracks is because his arrogance sometimes riles the team up.

Gretchen Dunst

Wouldn't it for having been a school friend of Erik, she'd be a normal girl. But she fell in love with him, becoming obsessed with making him fall in love with her, starting Beyblade to connect with him.

Tropes associated with Gretchen:

  • Berserk Button: Erik being belittled. Asger suggests that she used her blade at school to "punish" someone who had said Erik was overrated. Alyona pushes it and finds this out the hard way, as Gretchen targets her with a Death Star.
  • Class Rep
  • Diminishing Villain Threat: Quickly goes from threat to absolutely nothing over the course of the finals.
  • Entitled to Have You: To Erik, as she feels she's the only one who's ever truly loved him. Surprisingly, it's only after this trait wears out that Erik starts opening up to her.
  • Giggling Villain: She spends the second round crying while giving a psychotic chuckle.
  • If I Can't Have You...: She reacts to Erik's rejection of her with this:
    "If we can't be together, then I just have to destroy the Erik I love. Starting with this blade! If you can't play, then noone will love you! And I will be free!"
  • Love Hurts: When it is one-sided, and it makes you crazy and evil. It certainly doesn't help that it's directed to Erik.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Very fond of this during the German arc.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Except that Erik does know her, and does not feel intimidated the slightest bit.
  • Yandere: So infatuated with Erik that she became an Alpha Bitch and started Beyblading. And in her match against Erik, first she can't really hurt him, and afterwards she goes If I Can't Have You.... Even after getting "befriended", she's still a Clingy Jealous Girl.

Asger Bosch

Falk's best friend. He is also the one responsible for the team's nasty Drunk with Power streak since he embraced craziness just after defeating all of his teammates while trying the C-Square.

Tropes associated with Asger:

  • Ax-Crazy: While Drunk with Power, he's a blatant threat to others. For the most part, he's reined in by Falk.
  • Blood Knight
  • The Brute: He goes so far as beating up Zinaida outside a Beyblade match when he finds her too close to his team's quarters.
  • Dumb Muscle
  • Evil Laugh: In Season 1, he indulges in out-and-out laughter after he beats his opponents. Only applies in the arena.
  • Jerk Jock: A true-to-form example. According to both Falk and Gretchen, he does more beating up than learning at school.
  • Min-Maxing: His beyblade is entirely focused on pure destructive power to the neglect of every other aspect of the game.
  • Mundane Utility: Uses his Cell outside Beyblading to attack Zinaida. Crosses over with Combat Pragmatist (and of course The Brute) since he could have beaten her in the arena.
  • The Nicknamer: He tends to give one-syllable-nicknames to people with longer names.
  • One-Hit Kill: Does this in Beyblading. He has a tendency to prefer those to several nasty attacks even when those give a safer win.
    • Outside the arena, he breaks two of Zinaida's ribs with one punch.

Kilian Faust

The Smart Guy of the team. The only non-violent member of the team, his solution to ending the tournament fast is to quickly beat his opponents. Though, his worries about the team get him to protest against the use of the C-Square, and ultimately betray his team, by letting Team Liechtenstein know the secret of it.

Tropes associated with Kilian:

  • Deadpan Snarker: Only to his team. He's friendlier to the heroes, and to his opponents in general.
  • Enemy Mine: Subverted. He tells the Light Stones how the C-Square works, but does not join them.
  • The Quiet One
  • The Stoic: Even when the others went Drunk with Power, he kept his cool.
    • Not So Stoic: He snarks at the rest of his team during the semifinals because of how they got there by cheating and on acting like beasts. When he gets callous on Johann for keeping the team up, he gets sent off.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the German Arc, he's unseen after giving the Light Stones the secret to the C-Square. He reappears in Season 2 alongside the rest of the team without explanation.
  • White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

Johann Bernstein

Erik's father, and a terrible one at that. A professional blader in an age where it was barely noticed (given how low his performance was), he resented the world of blading, and tried to take it over by training Erik to have a sort of monopoly of victories.

Tropes associated with Johann:

  • Adults Are Useless: Heinrich makes him bite this hard. His stoic orders are negated by Falk's much more "entertaining" choices for the team.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He's forced to keep his team to make money, but he would have disbanded it completely if it wasn't for this since he considered all his team (Kilian aside) this for Season 1. Not that he considered Kilian anything better.
  • Beleaguered Bureaucrat: He tries to keep the team in check, but absolutely fails.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: It is a known fact that his career was almost entirely made of such, as far as Dick was concerned. He abandoned professional Beyblading when he began training Erik.
  • Germanic Efficiency: He lives this trope after the attitude adjustment he gets at the end of season 1.
  • Jerkass: He even goes out of his way to be one to Erik whenever he's not on official duty with his team. It doesn't have any real effect aside from making Erik angrier and angrier. Erik eventually keeps his cool, destroying any pretense of power Johann had over him or the rest of his team.
  • Obsolete Mentor: He teaches very outdated tricks, as Falk and Erik attest. He substracts all the useless tricks from his book to reeducate his team in pure unaltered Germanic Efficiency come Season 2.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His teaching methods are tiring and brutal. Even though they become useless, he keeps pushing through and trying. Which is why the team trains on their own or with Heinrich instead.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Heinrich in the Germany Arc. He despises that work and the fact that he lost all authority on his team.
  • Training from Hell: A trademark of his, his training is pushed until whoever he trains can't keep up with it. Even after in Season 2, he retains his preference for this, but earns his team's respect by following along.

    The Parfait Hand
Team France 
The team formed by former friends of Marco's. With the C-Square offered by Heinrich, they intend to make Marco pay for making it to the world scene without waiting for them.

Tropes associated with the team:

Alexandre "Alex" Mailhot

Tropes associated with Alex:

  • The Atoner: In Season 2, he's not too fond of his first C-Square run.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His element of choice.
  • Evil Counterpart: At first, to Marco.
  • Germanic Efficiency: His way of showing off is brutally murdering the competition as fast as possible, compared to Bryan's overusing his power as long as he can.

Bryan Parisot

Tropes associated with Bryan:

Sacha Gaudreau

Tropes associated with Sacha:

Sandro Gaudreau

Tropes associated with Sandro:

Coach Clement Lafayette

Tropes associated with Clement:

  • Improbable Age: Paul is remarkably young for a coach at 25. Clement is 3 years younger, at 22.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: He adapts quickly enough to his role as the coach and actually stops beyblading to be a good coach, to make sure the team faces Marco.
  • Take a Third Option: The French team had to either get a WBF coach or forfeit their place in the French tournament. Clement took the position of coach since he was the least potent blader. It earned him the ire of Moby.

Recurring teams:

Tropes associated:

    Generación E-GO 
The first of those teams to appear, debuting in the China Arc.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Fearless Fool: They never think they have a chance of not winning, even when they are severely outmatched.
  • Multinational Team: Generación E-GO has Chinese and Spanish members.
  • Running Gag: Generación E-GO always loses on the first round in any tournament they're featured in. In tournaments with loser brackets, they lose on their first match in those as well.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: All of them.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Direct result of the above.
  • True Companions: Surprisingly, their egos, despite all being massive, never cause any friction.
  • Unknown Rival: The Forbidden City Clan absolutely hates them, and they have little idea why. An interesting variation is that Generación E-GO is a lot weaker.

Meifang Chen

Tropes associated with Meifang:

Qing Long

Tropes associated with Qing:

  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: He always tries to attack and has no other gameplan than attack, attack, Ka-Qing, Qing of Qings.
  • Fake Special Attack: Ka-Qing is really just a standard charging attack. Qing of Qings is also the same, only starting from launching his blade vertically on the side of the arena, charging as it comes back down.
  • Hope Spot: For himself, the German arc. Him joining Ultimate D-Struction causes him to get a few wins under his belt, first of which his own team. He even lands the Qing of Qings, twice. And due to not being fielded against the Panzers, he never loses.
  • Lost in Translation: His Qing of Qings nickname and attack rely on a mispronunciation to even come across as anything.
  • Red Baron: Parodied: he calls himself "the Qing of Qings", which doesn't really mean anything.
  • Warm-Up Boss: In his first appearance, he puts up a fight against Virgil, showing that Virgil is a beginner. After that, he always gets dispatched in embarrassingly easy ways.

Adora de León

Tropes associated with Adora:

Gerónimo López

Tropes associated with Gerónimo:

Héctor Velasquez

Tropes associated with Héctor:

Coach Hai Bai

Tropes associated with Hai:

  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Frequently. It's fairly easy considering the bladers she's coaching.
    Team 420 
A team of self-styled superstars from America.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Eagle Land: They look like Type 1, but are actually Type 2. They frequently are compared to Jerkass American tourists.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Their general disrespectful attitude doesn't endear them to the locals wherever they are.
  • Iconic Item: Each member has one: Stanl337's sunglasses, xX_L11r_Xx's joint, O'Bey's cap, Jonny K4$h's jewelry, 2-Payne's headphones, and Hollyw33d's airhorns. Though each member uses a few of the other members' items too.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: They think they're superstars. They're anything but.

Leo O'Bey

Tropes associated with O'Bey:

Stanley "Stanl337" Morton

Tropes associated with Stanl337:

Jonathan "Jonny Ka$h" Kaczka

Tropes associated with Jonny Ka$h:

Poppy "2-Payne" Parker

Tropes associated with 2-Payne:

Lyre "xX_L11r_Xx" Gagneux

Tropes associated with Lyre:

  • Drugs Are Bad: She's frequently thought to be high, and her habit of smoking can't do good to her blading ability.
    • Reality Ensues: She was not in China because she was arrested at the airport for being on and carrying drugs.
  • Vocal Dissonance: She has a very raspy voice.

Coach Aldo "Hollyw33d" Hollywood

Tropes associated with Hollyw33d:

  • Incoming Ham: He always leads Team 420 on stage blaring his airhorns.
    The Supa Hot Fighters 
A team full of "martial artist masters", that are actually complete hacks.

Tropes associated with the team:

Bruce Liu

Tropes associated with Bruce:

  • Bruce Lee Clone: Only his name evocates Bruce Lee, and he fails to evoke the image or enforce any respect.
  • Fake Special Attack: Very fond of "jumping attacks". However, as his beyblade is airborne with nearly no vertical movement, this has the only effect of leaving his base open to attacks, usually resulting in a One-Hit Kill.

Kim Starr

Tropes associated with Kim:

  • Badass Boast: Parodied. She brags about being "7th belt of Taek Won Do".
  • Boisterous Weakling: Her seven belts are all white, showing her beginner status. She's just as bad at blading as the belts would indicate she sucks at fighting.
  • Fake Special Attack: Death Starr, which counts on the name to intimidate opponent. It's just some weird circular attack, as Kim doesn't understand what's truly going on during Death Star, and thus can't even attempt to really mimic the attack.
  • Red Baron: Parodied with her "Seven-Belts" moniker: they're all white belts.
  • Too Many Belts: She wears the seven belts she brags about.

Mi-yeong Gal

Tropes associated with Mi-yeong:

Li-Deul Dong

Tropes associated with Li-Deul:

  • Fake Special Attack: The only thing he can manage to do is intimidate opponents.
  • Kiai: What his "empty force" essentially is.
  • Not So Harmless: As part of the XBL. His defense ability, while still overstated, is complemented by the rest's firepower in Germany's 3-on-3 matches.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to be a master of martial arts and beyblading, but fails to deliver.

Danny Kang

Tropes associated with Danny:

  • Punny Name: Not him, but the self-made art he claims to use, Chu-Man-Fu.
  • Rated M for Manly: Claims to be this. It's hard to take him seriously because he's a dwarf of a man, and not muscular at all.

Coach Lida Gang

Tropes associated with Lida:

  • Punny Name: Family name first, his name sounds like "gang leader".
    The Wicked Geniuses 
A team of self-proclaimed "superior intellectuals". All are taking long studies.

Tropes associated with the Wicked Geniuses:

  • Evil Genius: They have painted themselves into the trope by referring to themselves as evil because they were taking advanced studies.
  • Mauve Shirt: They have somewhat more respectable performances than the other jobber teams, losing for the most part only to the heroes or the Arc Villains.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: The reason they're named Wicked Geniuses can be summed as "They wouldn't like us anyway."

Jane Baxter

Tropes associated with Jane:

Ned Reynolds

Tropes associated with Ned:

  • Death-or-Glory Attack: His special attack, the TNT Cannon, where he just flings his blade at the opponent. It can One-Hit KO an opponent by functionally running them over, but Ned destabilizes his blade and throws it off the ground in his lunge to perform the move.
  • Geek Physiques: He's extremely thin.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets pissed at the smallest things.
  • Nerd Glasses: Wears square, thick-framed glasses.

Myra Hillam

Tropes associated with Myra:

Richard Shaw

Tropes associated with Richard:

Dinah Richter

Tropes associated with Dinah:

Coach Roderick Moreno

Tropes associated with Roderick:

  • Mr. Vice Guy: He's primarily known for two things: gambling games (though he's known for being very good at those) and his love of women.
    Blogo Basement 
The team Darius makes with his buddies who train at his gym.

Tropes associated with Blogo Basement:

Zarne Phillips

Tropes associated with Zarne:

Viktoria "Vika" Shustelyova

Tropes associated with Vika:

Darius White

Tropes associated with Darius:

Dale Bates

Tropes associated with Dale:

  • Smug Smiler: Has a frequent smirk on his face.
  • Smug Snake: He's very cocky, even when faced with opposition that will obliterate him.

Earl Stevens

Tropes associated with Earl:

  • Dumb Muscle: While the other guys are this, Earl is the worst offender.
  • Rage Quit: He always leaves angry.

Coach Isaac "I-Sack" Cox

Tropes associated with I-Sack:

  • Ambiguously Gay: His occasional lack of respect for the boys' personal space makes him look like this.
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: Averted, as Darius leads him by the nose. However, during the German and French arcs, Darius is with the XBL, and I-Sack leads the team.
  • Scary Black Man
    Girl P♀wer 
A team full of girls. They come from all around the world.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Straw Feminist: Enforced by Karen, who thinks there's not enough girls in Beyblade.

Nadia Kanu

The African representative. Known for her borderline unsportsmanlike conduct.

Tropes associated with Nadia:

  • Combat Pragmatist: She has no problem shouting from the bench to tip the scales in her team's favor. Demonstrated against Calvin,
  • Consummate Liar: She is notoriously untrustworthy.
  • Dye Hard: Her hair is dyed bright fuschia.
  • Signature Move: The Kanunball, where she makes her blade throw itself at the opponent's.

Emiah Williams

The North American representative.

Tropes associated with Emiah:

  • Angst Dissonance: She regularly complains about irrelevant things. The trope is thrown at her face by Funanya when they battle in the Russian tournament.

Lena Pyon

The Asian representative. A Korean pop idol wannabe whose career is not taking off, she took up Beyblade to earn a living.

Tropes associated with Lena:

  • Brainless Beauty
  • Dumb Blonde: Not naturally, as her hair is obviously dyed, but she fits the stereotype.
  • Hypocrite: She is known for trashing men, and then wonders why she can't get a boyfriend... which leads her right to trashing guys in a vicious cycle that she fails to notice.
  • Idol Singer: However, she's failing as one because of the anti-men vibe of the team contrasts with the love songs she's marketing.
  • Insufferable Imbecile: Whenever she says something stupid for the sake of being a Straw Feminist.
  • It's Personal: In Germany, she took Emiah's departure from Girl P♀wer to join Ultimate D-Struction personally.

Shannon Zimmermann

The European representative, she's from Germany. A follower who mindlessly follows the rest of the team.

Tropes associated with Shannon:

  • Extreme Doormat: She's utterly subservient not only to her coach and captain, but to anyone in her team who will give her orders. In her one on-screen match in Germany, she is unable to choose between Lena and Nadia asking her for different choices of action.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls her opponents by their nationalities as a dehumanizing mannerism.
  • The Quiet One: She is usually just wearing a scowl, rarely opening her mouth at all.
  • Screaming Warrior: She rarely speaks, but she's very loud when she battles.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Plays to a variety of stereotypes, with her loud and aggressive shouting, her playing with her ripcord like a whip, and her mindless subservience to her coach and teammates.

Hailey Hernandez

The South American representative.

Tropes associated with Hailey:

Coach Karen Forde

Tropes associated with Karen:

    The Ring 
A team of wrestlers who bring dramatic entrances to Beyblade... and not much else.

Tropes associated with The Ring:

Trip "Trips" Leigh

Tropes associated with Trips:

John Maggles

Tropes associated with John:

"Bold" Greg Baldwin

Tropes associated with Bold Greg:

  • Bald of Awesome: Even though he's not that strong in the beyblade stadium.
  • Boisterous Weakling: He's very showy, loud, and intimidating, but those attributes don't help him win.

Tommy "Ballister" Lack

Tropes associated with Ballister:

Bír Fallon

Tropes associated with Bír:

  • Death from Above: Despite being an average Blader, he can pull off a gattai. He's so good at it, he can even counter Sabri's Basara KO with one.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Enters with a leather jacket.
  • Not So Harmless: As part of The Ring, he doesn't pick up a major win. As part of the XBL, his gattai mows through bladers that would otherwise be better than him.

Coach Nigel "Nitemare" Mark

Tropes associated with Nitemare:

    The Lit Club 
A school club trying to break into Beyblade. The team got a bit of a reputation when it was revealed that all the girls in the team are Masud's girlfriends.

Summer Nash

Tropes associated with Summer:

Masud Chaudhury

Tropes associated with Masud:

Lily Yap

Tropes associated with Lily:

Nerys Morgan

Tropes associated with Nerys:

Harmony Sand

Tropes associated with Harmony:

Coach Max Carson

Tropes associated with Max:

  • Break the Haughty: Hinted at only, but his occasional arrogance and Deadpan Snarker tendencies are his old self.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On the odd occasion, he had a quip towards his team's more outlandish personalities.
  • Extreme Doormat: He serves as a coach just because the rest of the team needed one. Deconstructed, as this has lead him to terrible life decisions such as having sex and now having a kid, which he isn't ready for, and not only is he the butt of all the dad jokes, his financial situation is terrible to the point he had to drop out of school and pays a portion of his coach salary for child support to a kid he will never see due to losing custody.
  • Improbable Age: Team coach and a father, at age 16. He was forced into both.
  • Innocently Insensitive: While the same age as the rest of the team, his status as a coach makes him unwittingly condescending.
  • Lawful Pushover: He'll defy authorities before his teammates. Thankfully, Nerys and Masud are normal people and don't get him into trouble.
    Jetslash 
A team full of self-fashioned black-clad edgy teenagers.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • The Alleged Expert: Their grim and serious appearance suggests they're badasses, complete with a strong performance in Russia... which only adds to their relative incompetence.
  • Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Their general schtick.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite their all-black wardrobe, they're not evil, simply antagonists.
  • Grayscale of Evil: Their all-black outfits (and Adlynn's white hair) don't help them come off as anything but antagonistic.
  • Not So Stoic: They always come in looking tough, but their façade instantly breaks when they lose.
  • Perpetual Frowner: All of the bladers, unless they're wearing a cocky smirk. However, Adlynn and Lucy are exaggerated cases, since they never smile.
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: In Russia, they demonstrate a propensity for using their switch on Round 2 to sic Adlynn on whoever they don't like. Nitemare proceeds to out this second-match switch by pulling one himself.

Cristover Cross

Tropes associated with Cristover:

  • Badass Longcoat
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: They're all over him to the point of being all over his name.
  • Diagonal Cut: Subverted: His Cross Cut attack never has the intended effect because it always whiffs.
  • This Cannot Be!: Always screams "No way!" in a completely incredulous way as he gets destroyed.
  • You Are Already Dead: After doing his Cross Cut, he always says something to that effect, but every time he either has to finish the job or gets destroyed while speaking.

Keana Riex

Tropes associated with Keana:

Adlynn Maddox

Tropes associated with Adlynn:

  • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: Her all black latex attire, complete with thigh-high boots and Zettai Ryouiki being the only skin shown.
  • The Heavy: In Russia, she serves as this for the team, being more prominent than Ender and Lucy (who are kept secret for as long as Jetslash can get away with), and Cristover and Keana (who are the frontline of the team).
  • In the Hood
  • Jerkass: She's the speaker of the group, and is dismissive and hostile towards the "normies".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her left eye is always hidden by her hair.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: The "evil" part is debatable, but she bleached her hair.

Ender Styles

Tropes associated with Ender:

Lucy Knott

Tropes associated with Lucy:

Coach Pax Maverick

Tropes associated with Pax:

    The Domi-Nation 
An All-African team.

Calvin Pretorius

Tropes associated with Calvin:

  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: He does nothing but attack. He's so insistent and impatient that he always goes first too.
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy
  • Feeling Their Age: Calvin's career, like his ability, has taken a nose-dive in recent years. But he would never admit it.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In Germany, the Domi-Nation is set to fight the XBL, a brand-new team that pulled a win against Jetslash by picking off a lone straggler... and Calvin proceeds to rush in, handing the XBL yet another easy win.
  • Perilous Old Fool: Persists in thinking he can throw down with the best even though he's no longer even in the top 100.

Lulit Selassie

Tropes associated with Lulit:

Sabri Basara

Tropes associated with Sabri:

  • Street Urchin: Was one, still dresses like one.
  • Useless Useful Spell: His special move, the Basara KO. Sabri knocks the opponent's blade straight upwards and juggles with it for a while before knocking it out. It's a needlessly-flashy move that gives the opponent an opportunity to counter if they manage to rebalance their blade mid-air, and if he can knock the opponent straight up, he could have just ringed them out.

Funanya Okorie

Tropes associated with Funanya:

Soraya El Maleh

Tropes associated with Soraya:

  • Genki Girl: She's generally positive and outgoing.

Coach Maina Mwangi

Tropes associated with Maina:

    The Grenier Front 
A team formed by Casimir Grenier, to take over the world of Beyblade... but they have very limited success.

Tropes associated with the Grenier Front:

  • Break the Haughty: The Grenier Front is made of pompous money-grubbers who think they can Pay To Win every step of the way to the top of the world. Their relative subpar skill means they always end up losing upon meeting decent opposition.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: While they don't bribe the opposition, they bought Cores. Despite this, they never win a tournament.
  • Idle Rich: They're too busy living lavishly and trying to take over beyblade with their toys.

Jennyfer Jeanes

Tropes associated with Jennyfer:

Brice Baker

Tropes associated with Brice:

Mirka Grenier

Tropes associated with Mirka:

Tiana Hawkins

Tropes associated with Tiana:

Ella Brigham

Tropes associated with Ella:

Coach Casimir Grenier

Tropes associated with Casimir:

    The Breakbladers 
A parody of the Bladebreakers from the original anime, who fail at emulating the originals.

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of the Bladebreakers.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: While the other Breakbladers are just weaker than the originals, Grant and Kuzma are this.
    • Kuzma is based on Kai, except instead of growing closer to his team, Kuzma temporarily leaves the Breakbladers after their failed outing in Germany.
    • Grant is based on Tyson, with a massive jealousy streak towards Kuzma's status as captain applied and turned into a sore point, on top of Character Exaggeration turning him into a dense, boastful jerk.
  • Opposites Attract: The three official couples in the team.
    • Kuzma is an arrogant Perpetual Frowner, contrasting with easy-going Perpetual Smiler Thea.
    • Grant is a scatter-brained loudmouth, contrasting Lai's quietness and focus.
    • Tate is outgoing and surprisingly street-smart, contrasting with Nicky, who's socially awkward and nerdy.
  • The Worf Barrage: All of them have special moves, but they're never really any use against anyone relevant.

Thea Mackson

Tropes associated with Thea:

Tate Mackson

Tropes associated with Tate:

  • Failed a Spot Check: Tate never notices that his "defense build" is a lot better at attack than at defense due to his flat base.
  • Keet: Downplayed, but he's generally upbeat.
  • Min-Maxing: Tate actually has a min-maxed Defense build. His focus towards defense against ring-out via his flat base ruins his stamina.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Like his sister, he makes an exception in the French Arc, being justifiably pissed at Grant for causing Kuzma to leave.
  • The Smart Guy: Competing with Thea (who really is an airhead) and Nicky (who is a coach and not a beyblader anyway), but he lacks little by comparison.

Lai Qi

Tropes associated with Lai:

Kuzma Zima

Tropes associated with Kuzma:

  • The Alleged Expert: Pictured as a total badass with a strong offense blade, but always breaks his beyblades, and not always his opponents'.
  • Glass Cannon: His hyper-offense build's main weakness is that he often takes more damage than the opponent.
  • Goomba Stomp: His ultimate attack. Kuzma tends to miss the mark, however, and destroys his own blade in the process often, even when he succeeds.
  • Haughty "Hmph": His response towards the majority of his opponents, and Grant.
  • Min-Maxing: Kuzma plays pure offense, but his Beyblade is a Glass Cannon, prone to self-bursting.
  • Rage Quit: In Germany, he leaves the team before the match ends when he is knocked out by Grant.
  • Red Baron: He is often referred to as Destruction in Human Form.
    • Take That!: Donald refers to him as Self-Destruction in Human Form, and it sticks on Pete, who repeats the nickname every time Kuzma destroys his blade.

Grant Tyson

Tropes associated with Grant:

  • Character Exaggeration: Grant is an Expy of Tyson, with his arrogance and recklessness is also amped up to eleven, resulting in a go-first-figure-out-why-I-lost-later type. Tyson's tendency to Snap Back his Character Development is also exaggerated to things being very slow to stick on Grant.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's extremely jealous of Kuzma for being the team captain instead of him.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's always extremely eager to battle.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Played with. Grant has a normal control chip, but he's known for his Sonic Grip (with a number that increases with every appearance) base, that creates such friction that the blade goes at insane speeds, out of control from Grant most of the time, and the blade has a tendency to throw itself out of arenas. Being unable to control his Blade makes Grant look like he's from 20-30 years in the past.
  • Min-Maxing: Grant, like Kuzma, plays a pure offense-type. However, Grant is focused on speed to the point that his Beyblade has no stamina, and Grant often loses control of it.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: As far as Beyblade can go. His blade goes extremely fast, but each attack he takes (or lands) has an insane recoil effect on him due to his extremely poor choice of contact ring and his extremely fast base.
  • Smug Snake: He's insanely full of himself for someone whose failure to control his blade makes him look like he's from 20 years in the past.

Coach Nicky Fish

Tropes associated with Nicky:

    Others 

Coach Sayo Naruto

A coach school reject who thinks she was too cool for school, and she attempts to prove it by making an awesome beyblade team. She recruits Qing from Generación E-GO, Stanl337 from Team 420, Emiah from Girl P♀wer, and Nerys from the Lit Club.

Tropes associated with Sayo:

  • Hope Spot: In Germany, Ultimate D-Struction is off to a hot start... but they only got as far as they did because they faced Generación E-GO (a team that consistently lost on the first turn of every tournament they enter), the LIT Club (a school club trying to break into Beyblade), Girl P♀wer (a team full of pretty girls who know little of Beyblade), and Team 420 (a team of hotshots who never train), exploiting the fact that Sayo recruited the best member from each of those teams. Once they're up against the Storm Panzers, they get utterly decimated.
  • Never Grew Up: Despite being nearly 30, she still acts like a 17-year-old anime girl.
  • Never My Fault: When kicked out of the coaching school, her conclusion isn't that she wasn't fit for this, but that the school couldn't handle her talent.
  • Nu Speling: Played with as the name she chooses for her team is Ultimate D-Struction.
  • School Is for Losers: Her opinion on her coach school failure. Seeing how she does, nobody shares it.

Coach Victor McNiall

A promoter who makes his own special team in an attempt to break into Beyblade. He recruits Darius from Blogo Basement, Bír from The Ring, Richard from the Wicked Geniuses and Li-Deul from the Supa Hot Fighters.

Tropes associated with Victor:

Coach Bernhard Rubinstein

A German businessman who makes his own team, selecting Kuzma of the Breakbladers, Ender from Jetslash, Sabri from The Domi-Nation, and Ella from the Grenier Front.

Tropes associated with Bernhard:

  • Ambiguously Evil: He's associated with Casimir Grenier in some way, but how evil Bernhard is himself is unclear.
  • Foreshadowing: His team, the Diamond Cutters gets a moment in Germany, when Bernhard, flanked by Ella, shows up in Germany to recruit Kuzma in the aftermath of the Breakbladers' loss to the XBL.
  • The Stoic
    TV Commentators 
The TV commentators for Beyblade competition.

Tropes associated with both:

Donald "the Don" McRae

The cool-headed one.

Tropes associated with Donald:

Peter "Salty Pete" Burns

The wacky one.

Tropes associated with Peter:



WARNING! Spoilers ahead!

Introduced in Season 2:

    Individual Antagonists 

Calixte Lamoreaux and Soma Ueda

Calixte: Zin's assistant and trusty sidekick. He died while stalling the WBF to help Zin escape them, and the latter took profit of the confusion of his "bomber"'s crash to take his corpse and revive it with Heinrich's machinery. Calixte resurrects as the coach of Zin's Super Team in Season 2, and uses his newly acquired skills to the fullest against the WBF's increasingly pushy investigations.
Soma: Heinrich's assistant in research by his time in the WBF, and his only supporter. He got fired several years after Heinrich, due to being unable to research since he had lung cancer. He ran to Heinrich for help, but was sent to a hospital and fell into a coma. Heinrich then found Zin and took back Soma, and Zin saved his life in the nick of time. Though, his body was so weakened that Heinrich had to build a robotic body for Soma to live. Soma returns as the coach of Heinrich's Super Team in Season 2, fighting the World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade.

Tropes associated with Calixte and Soma:

  • Badass Transplant
    • Calixte's heart and lungs are high-performance pumps.
    • Soma had lung cancer, and only survived with the help of Calixte's own lungs.
  • Came Back Strong: Calixte was dead, Soma almost was as well. Both have come back with superhuman abilities.
  • Designated Point Man: In non-Beyblade fights, both are point guys, with Calixte being a fast scout-assassin and Souma just being in front of the World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade.
  • Foil: Calixte is a Fragile Speedster Badass Transplant Bishōnen while Soma is a Mighty Glacier Rated M for Manly Brain in a Jar.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Both. Soma manages to not hit anything with two gatlings continuously fired for a good dozen minutes, while Calixte manages to fire his handguns with extreme precision while moving at inhuman speeds.
  • Not Quite Dead:
    • Calixte died in the end of the Greek Arc. It didn't last, thanks to Heinrich.
    • Soma had lung cancer. Heinrich found Zin just in time to save Soma. Soma still had to go through years of coma.
  • Two-Men Army: Calixte and Soma vs 100+ WBE soldiers is the setup of Season 2's Last Villain Stand. Calixte and Soma win.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Calixte as the Sensitive Guy and Soma as the Manly Man, of course.
  • Undying Loyalty: Calixte to Zin and Soma to Heinrich. Though Calixte's opinion on Heinrich and Soma's on Zin are also very high.

Tropes associated with Calixte:

Tropes associated with Soma:

    Kaleidoscope
Team Italy 
The Neoblade team that wipes the floor with Team Vatican right at the beginning of Season 2.

Tropes associated with the team:

Flavia Agostini

Tropes associated with Flavia:

  • Dishing Out Dirt: Her most-used attack is an earthquake. She learns to use it without a Cell later on, but Finn uses a Goomba Stomp, which hard-counters her attack.
  • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed in that she's intelligent enough, but not so much.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She makes one in Season 1. After being "made a fool of" by Min, she willingly gave in to Heinrich's experiments in hopes to rebound.
  • It's All My Fault: Self-inflicted: she never got over her loss to Min and defined herself as a loser.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: She has an adaptive Blading style.
    • Master of None: Sadly, she has no specialty, and until joining Neoblade, she was on a major losing streak after her loss to Min.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Her goal is doing this on Min.

Azzurra Brando

Tropes associated with Azzurra:

Sienna Liuzzi

Tropes associated with Sienna:

Clara Torino

Tropes associated with Clara:

Melanie Morello

Tropes associated with Melanie:

Coach Cecilia Poggi

Tropes associated with Cecilia:

    The Saint Guardians
Team Israel 
The Neoblade team that confronts the Greek girls in Season 2. For the same reason that the Greek carried a mythologic motif, they have an archangel motif.

Tropes associated with the team:

Gabriel Cohen

Tropes associated with Gabriel:

Michael Cohen

Tropes associated with Michael:

Raphael Cohen

Tropes associated with Raphael:

Uriel Cohen

Tropes associated with Uriel:

Salathiel Cohen

Tropes associated with Salathiel:

Coach Bethel Cohen

Tropes associated with Bethel:

    The Freed Lances
Team Poland 

Siegfried Appelbaum

Tropes associated with Siegfried:

  • Ascended Fanboy: To Erik, though he vows to be a different person after their duel.
  • Broken Pedestal: Idolized Erik until they met and Erik violently rejected him, causing his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Loving a Shadow: With awe rather than love, but he thought of Erik as someone different than he actually is.
  • Speed Blitz: His Wind Cutter special attack. This does not apply to the Early-Bird Cameo version, which was slower than Triangle Assault.

Janusz Pietrowicz

Tropes associated with Janusz:

  • Handicapped Badass: At the beginning of Season 2, he's still sick, and yet he curbstomps Falk with little effort, like the rest of his team.
  • Ill Boy: Starts out very sick. He eventually heals by the end of Season 2.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Averted: he is cured by Zin.

Marek Borowski

Tropes associated with Marek:

Longin Tomko

Tropes associated with Longin:

  • Aloof Big Brother: To the rest of the team. He does care, but he does not show much emotion.
  • The Big Guy: Deceptively so since Marek's bigger than him outside the arena, but Longin is the powerhouse.
  • The Lancer: To Marek. Even when Siegfried is here, Siegfried and Marek are so close that Longin has to act as this to both.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's called by his last name on the blading scene.
  • The Stoic: He bears the weight of having to calm down Siegfried and Marek whenever they get too much of their revenge plan get to their head.

Ada Wadzinski

Tropes associated with Ada:

  • Cool Big Sis / Team Mom: She is one of the two to everyone in her team but her coach Aleksy.
  • Dope Slap: A frequent disher of those, mostly to Siegfried and Marek.
  • Friendly Enemy: Which annoys the Panzers to no end.

Coach Aleksy Kosnik

Tropes associated with Aleksy:

    The Royal Vanguard
Team England 

Cassandra Wright

Tropes associated with Cassandra:

Adam Rhodes

Tropes associated with Adam:

Blair Bonner

Tropes associated with Blair:

Darcey Bryant

Tropes associated with Darcey:

Payton Wallace

Tropes associated with Payton:

???
Coach Darren Corra

Tropes associated with Darren:

  • Turn Coat: He has gotten sick of Moby's hamstringing him, and so he has turned to Heinrich.
  • Villainous Friendship: He's got one with Heinrich and Soma. It dates way back from when they worked together in the WBF, and is the genuine article.

    The Holy Emissaries
Team India 

Amar Dubey

Tropes associated with Amar:

  • Dark Messiah: Behaves like some kind of guru.
  • The Fighting Narcissist
  • It's All About Me: His egotistical attitude makes him actually unpopular within his own team.
  • Motive Rant: He tends to rant about saving the world from the boring WBF in a way that reminds them of Heinrich when he had Amar's age. But this is mostly a lie as all Amar wants is to be on top of the world.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His hair bleached, and he is selfish to the point of evil.

Indra Sankar

Tropes associated with Indra:

Devi Mitra

Tropes associated with Devi:

  • Distaff Counterpart: She's very similar to Amar. Indra and Kavi frequently make the comparisons, and both Devi and Amar hate it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: To the younger girls who still have their Moe charm. And she dislikes guys who are into it.
  • Insufferable Genius: Not only is she egotistical like Amar, she's female and older than him, so she uses these pretexts to ignore him like pretty much everyone else.
  • Vain Sorceress: Behaves like one.

Kavi Singh

Tropes associated with Kavi:

Lalita Patil

Tropes associated with Lalita:

Coach Surendra Sankar

Tropes associated with Surendra:

    The Sunset Cross Bearers
Team Brazil 

Luana Himura

Tropes associated with Luana:

Diniz Cabral

Tropes associated with Diniz:

Ruy Silva

Tropes associated with Ruy:

Abel Saheki

Tropes associated with Abel:

Lúcia Saheki

Tropes associated with Lúcia:

Coach Claudio Alves

Tropes associated with Claudio:

    Los Seis Amigos
Team Mexico 

Paulina Robles

Tropes associated with Paulina:

Millaray Tanguma

Tropes associated with Millaray:

Fernando Guzmán

Tropes associated with Fernando:

  • Patriotic Fervor: His blade is in the colors of his country flag: green, white and red.
  • Playing with Fire: His El Pimente Mexicano Signature Move goes so fast around the opponent's blade that it creates sparks of fire, melting the opponent's contact ring and damaging it to the point of unusability. His C-Square enables the speed, protects his blade, and accelerates the process of destroying his opponent. Averted in Season 3: but his massively-lowered speed and the Power Ring's lower power render the move unusable.

Violeta Silva

Tropes associated with Violeta:

Tomás Hawk

Tropes associated with Tomás:

Coach Thiago Sanchez

Tropes associated with Thiago:

  • A Father to His Men: He even consults with Tomás for team decisions.
  • Badass Biker: Averted: his bike isn't a conventional bike that looks badass, but a cross-country bike, which is much more practical. On top of that, he isn't even a blader so none of his talents are shown.
  • Red Baron: El Sancho. Though, he's not a Blader.
    The Baltic Gate Keepers
Team Denmark 

Kenneth Sorensen

Tropes associated with Kenneth:

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Early in Season 1, he's the world's n°3, and Erik purposely targets him in the 1-versus-100 melee at the beginning. He also loses to Ryuunosuke in the World Cup.

Helge Winberg

Tropes associated with Helge:

Ralph Jenssen

Tropes associated with Ralph:

Kresten Drost

Tropes associated with Kresten:

Jorgen Greisen

Tropes associated with Jorgen:

Coach Yngve Magnussen

Tropes associated with Yngve:


Introduced in Season 3:

    Individual Protagonists 

Coach Maria Granger

Paul's girlfriend, whom he sends to Unica early in Season 3 in order for the team not to fall apart.

Tropes associated with Maria:

Sara Häuser

Gerhard's wife. She appears only in Season 3, when she helps Paul fit "back" into the WBF. She's a coach in formation at age 29, and one of Gerhard's pupils in psychology and Beyblading. Though she's supposed to be a spy, Dick assigns her to helping Nevaeh and Umberto as training for their teams.

Tropes that apply to Sara:

    The Gold Standards
Team WBF 

Tropes associated with the team:

Gary Miller

Tropes associated with Gary:

  • The Ace: Sort of. He always was behind Erik, then over the duration of the plot Neoblade's material makes him irrelevant. But when the time comes that Neoblade equipment is banned? He shows that he can throw down at the same levels as Erik, complete with similar playstyle, to the point he becomes the figurehead of the Gold Standards.
  • Brainy Brunette: Despite his massive ego and general apathy, Gary is surprisingly knowledgeable about Beyblade.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ash.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Gary has reddish-brown hair and green eyes. He's also the last main antagonist.
  • Sore Loser: His Early-Bird Cameo in the first tournament has him refuse Ash's defeat by Curb-Stomp Battle and call authorities to disqualify Mnemosyne for cheating.

Malcolm Roddick

Tropes associated with Malcolm:

  • Badass Bookworm: Malcolm is obviously very intelligent and knows how to apply his knowledge of the game in the stadium.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: As a result of failing to meet society's expectations of him as a genius, he has grown to not even try anymore for others out of spite, making him seem the part.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: At his worst.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's often seen criticizing everyone and everything near him.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He always fails to double-check himself whenever he's about to say something out-of-place, resulting in Brutal Honesty.
  • Insufferable Genius: From his pride in his very high IQ, his academic failure, and his social insecurity, Malcolm is often abrasive and defensive.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: He has rocky relations with the rest of his team, apart from Cameron.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Neither his Beyblade nor his beyblading style have any sticking point.
  • Only Sane Man: While he pretends to play the part, he's often just another part of the surrounding insanity.
  • The Snark Knight: He constantly fusses over everything.
  • Teen Genius: He was, but social pressure took its toll on him, so he gave up and turned to Beyblade.

Seong-mi Han

Tropes associated with Seongmi:

Mykola Korol

Tropes associated with Mykola:

  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's described as a Beyblading mercenary by the rest of the Gold Standards.

Coach Umberto Zambrano

Tropes associated with Umberto:

  • Karma Houdini: Most of his bad guy status revolves around things outside Beyblade, but he doesn't even take a slap on the wrist.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Despite his bit of attitude, he wants to put all chances on his side, and as such has little tolerance for complacency.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Downplayed, to Aisling, being her superior despite being less competent as a coach then even her.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Derided by Nevaeh for being here due to being one of Moby's friends.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the Gold Standards' match starts going south, he bails immediately.

Coach-Assitant Aisling Doran

Tropes associated with Aisling:

  • Office Lady: She's young, attractive, and her job is meant to last very short after which she'll be let go... The trope ends up being subverted as in the end, she's promoted to Coach of the Gold Standards after Umberto splits.
  • Plucky Office Girl: She's stuck doing menial tasks for Umberto. She gets a promotion in the end.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: A frequent target of this from Umberto.

Coach-Assitant Zephyrine Topper

Tropes associated with Zephyrine:

  • Beleaguered Assistant: As the Senior Manager for the WBF, she answers only to Moby, but trying to get him to make a move about Dick and managing the Gold Standards despite Umberto, on top of her usual duties is more hassle than she'd like.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears during Dick's ultimatum as an operation supervisor.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: She doesn't have a lot of respect for the people working around her.
    The Dreambreakers
Team WBF 

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Elite Four: Nevaeh tries her best to make them this.
  • Military Maverick: Often compared to this, seeing as they're loose cannons who blow their own horns and let their mouths write checks they can't cash.

Elina Ritz

Tropes associated with Elina:

  • The Ace: Be it to the Austrian team or the Dreambreakers.
  • Boring, but Practical: She says to Erik's face that she didn't learn the Death Star because it was far too inefficient and costly to her.
    • It's actually subverted: her variation of the Triangle Assault has the same weakness she derides the Death Star for, just less obvious, which stings her when Erik survives long enough for his Middle Clutch Drive to kick in, lampshades the irony to her face, breaks out of her chokehold with a Lightspeed Shellbreaker (as a proof of his overcoming that weakness) and finishes her off with the Death Star.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Erik, a partially-invoked example.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: She boasts that she expanded upon Erik's Triangle Assault rather than his Death Star to become a different and more efficient blader than him.
  • Mega Manning: On Erik's Triangle Assault. She even repurposed it for use it against a single foe, as her blade spins in a triangle around the enemy's own.

Finn Gilbride

Tropes associated with Finn:

Abigail Maria

Tropes associated with Abigail:

  • Brutal Honesty: She doesn't think twice before talking, so most often she ends up talking out her ass and insulting people.
  • Everyone Calls Her Abi
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Well, at least while she's on the team. Abi is much less abrasive when competition is not involved.
  • Jerkass: She is a massive bitch. While cocky as well, Elina is comparatively quiet.

Dwight Metzenbaum

Tropes associated with Dwight:

Coach Nevaeh Landis

Tropes associated with Nevaeh:

Coach-Assitant Elva Jaun

Tropes associated with Elva:

  • Ambition Is Evil: Elva's goal is to gain political power in the WBF by training the Dreambreakers to be the greatest team and taking credit by any means necessary. She has no problem playing to the ambient Moral Myopia even though she doesn't think half of it — she just wants to get ahead.
  • Commander Contrarian: While not defying Nevaeh outright, her way of coaching the team when Nevaeh's not here clearly runs in the opposite directions.
  • Follow the Leader: In-universe, she's also out of the training school with a certification at 25 years old, making her something of a second Paul. She's nowhere near as humble as he is.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Her plan was to rise above and beyond being coach to the Dreambreakers. In the end, her position is "just" coach of the Dreambreakers.
  • Sassy Secretary: While an assistant, she's also full of sarcasm to Nevaeh and Nick.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She's a coach-assistant, but thinks herself far more important than Nevaeh or Nick.
  • Smug Snake

Coach-Assitant Nick Best

Tropes associated with Nick:

  • Absent-Minded Professor: He looks the part, but he knows what he's doing, even though he has to remind everyone that he's still very competent.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Einstein Hair: For the part where he isn't bald.
  • Herr Doktor: He's Swiss, but of Germanic descent.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: While stuck as an assistant to Nevaeh, he is the WBF's chief engineer and the designer of all BF Blade products.
  • My Greatest Failure: The entire conflict between the WBF and Neoblade is a result of his firing Heinrich 15 years ago, which he labels a hot-headed, regrettable decision.
  • Nice Guy: He stands as a contrast to the Dreambreakers' Jerkass tendencies, Elva's selfish ambition, and Nevaeh's absolute coldness.

    The Fight Club
Team Ireland 

Shay Broderick

Tropes associated with Shay:

Maeve Fitzpatrick

Tropes associated with Maeve:

  • Drunken Master: She doesn't drink mid-battle, but she basically blades like one, just overall doing generic, unpredictable movements. Of course, this comes with the flaw that she never observes her opponent during the battle.
  • Emotional Bruiser: She's very emotional and her approach to Beyblade is just fighting.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl
  • Hot-Blooded

Sinead O'Grady

Tropes associated with Sinead:

Murdock Pierce

Tropes associated with Murdock:

  • But Not Too Black: While fully Irish, he is the son of a black immigrant and thus looks positively black when juxtaposed to his teammates.
  • Fighting Irish: Stereotypically so.
  • Genius Bruiser: Mildly, but he is far more precise with his attacks than Shay, being a boxer. Doesn't stop the man from having a...
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Downplayed, as underground boxing is still a fighting sport (which surprisingly is much less the case for Beyblade).
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Doesn't have any special move. He just finds good timing to attack, and then he hits hard.

Coach Slaine McMahon

Tropes associated with Slaine:

    The Brandchasers
Team USA 

Ritchie Wood

Tropes associated with Ritchie:

Ash Sullivan

Tropes associated with Ash:

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Actually appears in the first tournament, but gets beat by Mnemosyne.

Dawn Myers

Tropes associated with Dawn:

Brock Jackson

Tropes associated with Brock:

  • Red Baron: Brock "the Rock" Jackson, referring to his defensive blade. He called his Blade "the Rock", but the name stuck on him instead.

Coach Samuel Miller

Tropes associated with Samuel:

  • Older and Wiser: Even among the coaches, his age and experience are rare.
  • Retired Badass: Averted, he was one of Moby's numerous stepping stones. He was in the top 10, but back then it just didn't mean all that much.

    The Imperial Revolvers
Team Austria 

Sophie Weissenborn

Tropes associated with Sophie:

Sven Deigler

Tropes associated with Sven:

  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Has difficulty behaving within a closed circle of only girls, but he's still one of the best bladers on the team.
  • The One Guy: Except the team's coach, the team is full of girls, which makes him rather uncomfortable.

Silke Zwieg

Tropes associated with Silke:

Inge Winterberg

Tropes associated with Inge:

  • The Chick
  • Girl Next Door: Has this vibe, being approachable and honest in contrast to Silke, who's rich and put up a mask to look better.

Coach Heinz Starkman

Tropes associated with Heinz:

    The 22-Catchers
Team Scotland 

Cameron Murrey

Tropes associated with Cameron:

Duncan Buchanan

Tropes associated with Duncan:

Mysie McPherson

Tropes associated with Mysie:

Graeme Lay

Tropes associated with Graeme:

Coach Andrew "Dand" Paisley

Tropes associated with Dand:

    The Survivors
Team Philippines 

Zinnia Beato

Tropes associated with Zinnia:

  • Badass Cape
  • Jerkass to One: She despises Abi for being the new hotness and keeping her horrible attitude at that level. While Zinnia acknowledges she's kind of unruly, she's always more presentable than Abi.
  • Older and Wiser: An inversion: she's wiser than Abi for sure, but she's 4 years her junior.

Vidal Diaz

Tropes associated with Vidal:

Mario Mancilla

Tropes associated with Mario:

  • Big Fun: He's slightly rotund and enjoys his share of beyblading, as well as just about everything in life.
  • Brains and Brawn: Mario's the brawn to Luigi's brains.
  • Goomba Stomp: His standard mode of attack, though he only gets to use it with a Power Ring.
  • Kamehamehadoken: His main advantage over Luigi is his attack power and this.
  • Nice Guy
  • Older Than He Looks: Mario is extremely small, but he's 23. Compared to his younger brother who is more normal in height, he seems a lot younger.
  • The Quiet One: Surprisingly, he's both this and somewhat Hot-Blooded.

Luigi Mancilla

Tropes associated with Luigi:

  • Almighty Janitor: He is the only one who had the talent to make it to the World Tournament in Season One.
  • Big Little Brother
  • Brains and Brawn: Mario's the brawn to Luigi's brains.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the World Cup in early Season 1, causing much outrage over the time he took to win (slower than Min, who dragged out her match on purpose), and then losing to Vlad.
  • Lazy Bum: He only bothers to do few things, and in battle he relies on his defensive stamina build to keep himself in the match, tank enemy assault and outlive his opponent.
  • Spring Jump: His Signature Move emulates one. Not used for a Goomba Stomp, simply to reduce ground friction and stay mid-air for as long as possible, saving as much time as possible.
  • Troll: In the Beyblade arena. His tactics simply revolve around winning by doing absolutely nothing.

Coach Jose Ortiz

Tropes associated with Jose:

  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He does not like to see infighting within the team, and therefore has to tend to the various disputes Abi gets into, as well as Zinnia and Mario's occasional heads-butting.
    The Frameseekers
Team Korea 

Tropes applying to the entire team:

  • Super Reflexes: Myeong-suk's brand of training is specifically aimed at teaching this. As a result, while the team looks underwhelming, they can crush any underestimating opposition with ease.

Myeong-hwa Chang

Tropes associated with Myeong-hwa:

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She dislikes effort due to her constant drowsiness, but not only can she keep herself awake all the way through all of her matches, she's also quite dangerous in the stadium due to her fast blade and quick reflexes.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her blading style is usually passive and revolves around her blade's endurance and mobility to dodge most enemy attacks and outlast her opponent.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Almost. When she shuts them in the middle of a Beyblade match, she's getting dangerously defensive.
  • Heavy Sleeper: She's got a mild case of narcolepsy.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: It's not here anymore, but Myeong-hwa is the spitting image of her mother Myeong-suk when she was young.
  • Super Speed

Seo-yeon Lee

Tropes associated with Seo-yeon:

  • Jack-of-All-Trades: She embraced the fact that while she's not outstanding at anything, she's very decent at anything, and as such adapts her style to her opposition.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: So much. Her extremely good reflexes, mobile blade and her ability to do pretty much anything possible put her very high on power rankings, but her lack of foresight or planning ruins her technical prowess.

Jin-su Baek

Tropes associated with Jin-su:

Ju-won Baek

Tropes associated with Ju-won:

Coach Myeong-suk Chang

Tropes associated with Myeong-suk:

  • I Was Quite a Looker: She's got a few wrinkles and grey hair to her name, but in the past she was the spitting image of her daughter Myeong-hwa.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She's not a grandmother yet, but not only is she still doing well, she can also still throw it in the arena and catch her own students off-guard during training.
  • Older and Wiser: She's very calm and laid-back, and speaks little, but well.
  • Reluctant Retiree: When her daughter entered official Beyblade competition 2 years before, she fell subject to this due to feeling her age catch up to her. She can still boast a 36-years career, much longer than Moby's own 25.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She isn't very happy to work with Samuel. Or that the Super Team Seong-Mi is in also hosts Gary, Samuel's protege.
  • When I Was Your Age...: She's not afraid to mouth off to others by mentioning she entered Beyblade competition at the age of 16, and remained in the top 10 through the vast majority of her career. Or to dismiss the new technology as simple toys, as she liked it better back when all one had was their Beyblade.

    Skillz That Killz
Team Canada 

Tropes associated with the team:

Carl Metzenbaum

Tropes associated with Carl:

  • Green-Eyed Monster: To Dwight.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: He speaks like Dwight, though to a lesser degree than him.
  • Spam Attack: Nicknamed "angry lil' bro attack" by Frederick and Brittany, he has one where his blade rushes while performing extremely fast successive strikes.
  • Unrelated Brothers: Subverted: Carl being white and Dwight being black makes it look like the trope is played straight, but they actually are brothers.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He doesn't have a special attack, he just has this and starts attacking whatever possible.

Frederick Badder

Tropes associated with Frederick:

Devon Jones

Tropes associated with Devon:

Brittany Higgins

Tropes associated with Brittany:

Coach Cole Treadwell

Tropes associated with Cole:

  • Cool Teacher: His hot-headed, disrespectful ways seem to have made him look like this to Dwight and Carl. He's mellowed out a bit, though he's definitely in favor of working the opponents before a match.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: In fact, he was briefly blackballed by the WBF for insulting an interviewer while dissing one of his opponents, and punching one of his teammates because he was being switched out by his coach.
    The Mainshots
Team Ukraine 

Mykyta Korol

Tropes associated with Mykyta:

Borys Dragan

Tropes associated with Borys:

Vasyl Spivak

Tropes associated with Vasyl:

Lyuba Stellmach

Tropes associated with Lyuba:

Coach Fedyr Krajnik

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