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.
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 the finale.
- 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 Season 1 and the finale.
- 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: The finale 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 the finale, 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.
- 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.
Tropes that apply to the Chip Cells:
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome
- Awesome, but Impractical: By comparison to the Core. It requires knowledge of it (or a lot of brute emotion) to activate plus it can cause blackouts from the wielder, but a Cell easily beats the Core in short-term power output.
- Imagination-Based Superpower
- Made of Indestructium: Shown especially in Vatican with Virgil's blade. Iulia's blade destroyed it, but the Cell went through the rest of the blade unscathed.
- Magic from Technology: With enough energy, the Cell can make a blade fly.
- Personality Powers: The Cell's energy can be used in whatever way the user wishes, often falling into this.
- Power-Strain Blackout: The Cell's drawback is that it draws on the user's energy, and excessive use causes a blackout.
- Psychoactive Powers
- Technopath: Inverted: the bladers cannot interact with all technology, it's just that the Cell, like a control chip, reacts to brain waves.
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.
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.
- 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!!!
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.
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.
Tropes associated with the Shotgun Launcher:
- Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: Moby and Dick did ban electronic launchers, but they easily come around their own rule and hide the nature of the launcher by repurposing the string. The inspections are rigged anyway, just in case.
- Story-Breaker Power: With its guaranteed high-spin launches, this is the WBF's version of this trope.
- Underestimating Badassery: The Power Ring and Spin Drive are taken as underpowered versions of the Cell and Core, but the Shotgun Launcher allows consistent perfect launches, meaning they outdid Neoblade at one thing. The WBF teams, just with this accessory, go From Nobody to Nightmare.
Tropes that apply to the characters:
Introduced in Season 1:
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 the most powerful and dangerous attack used in the series, destroying the stadium and knocking out all participants in the match except Vlad.
- 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)
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.
- Cower Power: Raimund and Marco's intimidating playstyles worked against them since they got Virgil scared enough to pop up Miracle Shots. In fact, Virgil was so scared of Marco that he popped up a Death Star to beat him. This doesn't work on Mnemosyne because he thought even the Death Star wouldn't work.
- 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.
- 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 very fast, enough that he fits in the pro scene with one year of experience.
- 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!: Subverted. 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 MayDecember 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 always extremely weak except for his fear-enabled Cell match steals. Every time he feels strong, he gets reined in because his Cell doesn't kick in. In China and Russia, he keeps getting put on the ropes by (or losing to) weaker opponents. He fully grows out of this by end of the Vatican skirmishes.
- Victory by Endurance: While his first blade was a combat build, Gerhard notices from the start that Virgil has a preference for stamina, and after his first blade is destroyed, he favors stamina.
Second Beyblade Pioneer
Tropes associated with Erik:
- Abusive Parents: His father put him through very intense Training from Hell at age 6, to the point he ran away 10 years later. Then he was 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 awesome-looking like Moby 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 invented the Death Star (that's 6 Flash Steps with one circling around the entire arena) without a Cell, and he decimated crowds by spamming Triangle Assault, an undertoned version comprising 3. Everyone who beat him had an advantage of some sorts: be it technological (Mnemosyne), mental (Jun) or tactical (Marco).
- Awesome, but Impractical: The Death Star. In a standard arena, the width of his blade makes it hit almost everywhere and it's an instant match-winner no matter how many opposing blades are in the ring. Though, using it takes a toll on Erik, 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 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 beat Erik's second Death Star of the day so easily: her blade was spinning at least twice as fast as his and he already used a Death Star hours earlier to dispatch a record 30 blades.
- Generation Xerox: Averted. While he was raised and trained by Johann, those who expected him to be a second-rate Johann bootleg were surprised when Erik hit the scene better than Dick, who never lost to Johann in his blading years.
- 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 hard.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: That's what he thought after being defeated easily by Mnemosyne. She defeated him while she was a newbie, and he had trained to be a blader 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: 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 behaviour.
- Jerkass: Early on. His antisocial behavior directly causes Siegfried's FaceHeel 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 is over, he is still a jackass to someone... but that's Dick, who's been a cause of his 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 has used Marco's Lightspeed Shellbreaker.
- 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, 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.
- Only in It for the Money: How he was first persuaded to join Team Liechtenstein.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 the finale, 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.
- O.O.C. 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.
Blader of Steel
Vladimir "Vlad" Kowalsky
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.
- O.O.C. 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.
He Who Sees Differently
Coach Gerhard Häuser
Tropes that apply to Gerhard:
- Absent-Minded Professor
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Subverted. He does looks lazy, but he worked a lot to be like he is.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He leads his team to a success in Vatican by disobeying Moby and Dick's orders, making his team finish the arc a good amount of time before Unica.
- Doting Parent: He doesn't hesitate to be this to his whole team.
- Eccentric Mentor
- Happily Married: With coach-in-training Sara.
- Older and Wiser: Nobody notices it but Paul. Erik even labels him a freak during almost all of Season 1.
- Psychologist Teacher
- Renowned Selective Mentor: He's renowned for being usually selective, but he's also renowned for the fact that nobody who ever saw one of his trainees could even get what his training consists of.
- Stealth Mentor: Unified Min and Vlad this way the day just before the final round.
- The Reliable One
- Team Dad: Manages to become one.
- Trash of the Titans: What his room looks like, to compare with the organized and tidy Paul.
Tropes that apply to the team:
- Dream Team: A team that is built with 4 quarter-finalists (or better) of the World Championship. Marco and Paul quickly assemble the 4 individuals into a full-blown team... Except Mnemosyne never gets to compete because the Core puts her into God Mode territory, and she turns out to be a very inexperienced blader without it.
- Heroic BSoD: Except Coach Paul, everyone gets one of them in Season 1, for various reasons, and suffer more (Mnemosyne almost runs away) or less (Raimund has a conflict of interest between his desire to make up lost time with his friends and his job of beating them at the tournament) from it.
- Multinational Team: They're all officially from Monaco thanks to Moby, but the team contains a Greek girl, and guys who are respectively Norwegian, French and Japanese.
Mnemosyne (Season 2 name: Zoe Kallis)
- "I don't even know why I am here. I feel... lost. Out of place."Mnemosyne, to Virgil
Tropes associated with Mnemosyne:
- Amnesiac Heroine
- Attack Reflector: From Season 2.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Zin left her as a Blank Slate, but also a very fast learner. It shows when she Took a Level in Badass to end the Ancient Europe Arc, and when she learns to speak English very fast before Season 2.
- Badass Adorable
- Beware the Quiet Ones
- Classical Anti-Hero: At the beginning, she's more of a Plot Device than an actual protagonist.
- Curtains Match the Window: Silver hair, silver eyes.
- Cute Mute: Not actually mute, but quiet and unable to get herself understood or to understand others. It is fixed when Moby puts her through English class from late Season 1 to the beginning of Season 2.
- Flashback Nightmare: Gets some of these during the Greek Arc.
- Fragile Speedster: Her Beyblade build is an all-around build with a mild bend towards this.
- Hates Being Touched
- High Hopes, Zero Talent: When Paul gets the Core out of her Beyblade for the first time, she's clueless and even loses to him. It's averted when training actually pays off.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Occasionally, due to her lack of social consciousness.
- Jail Bait: Despite her unflattering clothing, she's notably stacked for a teenager, as Marco remarks.
- Loser Protagonist: Mnemosyne rarely plays official matches from the World Championship to the end of the Greek Arc (roughly 3/4ths of Season 1), at which point she's 1-3. Then, at the beginning of Season 2, the guy who defeats her isn't the team leader, he's the weakest.
- Mysterious Waif: We learn about her as the plot progresses.
- No Social Skills
- Parental Abandonment: Involuntarily. Zin, her father figure, can't get her back to him no matter how much he tries.
- Power Copying: Before getting the Cell, she gets by with this as her only actual offense.
- The Quiet One: Even to Virgil, she doesn't talk much.
- Really Was Born Yesterday: As revealed in Greece, she was barely even a few days old at the beginning of the story.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: While she certainly wasn't intended as such, she qualifies (except the short hair and illness parts).
- The Silent Bob: For the words she doesn't speak, she communicates well with her body.
- Socially Awkward Hero
- The Stoic: She's the center of all kinds of unwanted attentions in Season 1 and she knows it, but it never shows.
- When She Smiles: It only happens in the presence of Virgil.
Marc "Marco" Lefebre
- "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.
Tropes associated with Marco:
- Always Second Best / Always Someone Better: Erik is always better than him in the rankings, and Marco never beats him 1-on-1.
- Alpha Strike / Attack! Attack! Attack!: His basic "strategy" is going straight on the offensive with his strong and fast Beyblade, and leave the opponent with as little breathing room as possible.
- Badass Normal: The only consistent challenger to Erik before the plot starts. Trained alone for two years and rivaled Erik's childhood Training from Hell. Besides Erik, he was the only one to perform a One-Hit Kill special attack (the Lightspeed Shellbreaker in his case) without Heinrich's Cell.
- Big Brother Instinct: Of the three male members of Unica, he is closest, most protective of Mnemosyne.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair, brown eyes.
- Foil: He contrasts with Mnemosyne as the two are the main focus of Unica chapters.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted. He is among the hardest workers, and while he's Always Second Best to Erik, he makes mincemeat of the vast majority of his opponents in often shockingly short Curb-Stomp Battles.
- "Hey, You!" Haymaker: Gives one to one of Zin's employees that was tracking Mnemosyne in Japan.
- Improvised Training: Put himself through one before the plot that could almost qualify as Training from Hell. In Japan, he runs through the mountains. He climbs to the top of a small mountain in Norway. He makes a round-trip across a river in Greece. He doesn't do anything in France, and everyone knows there's a problem.
- Large Ham
- Lightning Bruiser: His Beyblade is a very fast combat build. It loses spin rather quickly though.
- Mega Manning: He simplified Erik's Triangle Assault to make his Lightspeed Shellbreaker, essentially a Straight Assault Clean Hit. It shares its One-Hit Kill status with Erik's attacks.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He cleans up his pools in the World Tournament faster than Erik, who is shown decimating his own pool and ending it with the Death Star.
- Popularity Power: Takes profit from this and his impressive frame to intimidate his opponents.
- Ride the Lightning: When he gets the Cell, the lightning speed of the Lightspeed Shellbreaker gets literal.
- Signature Move: His famous Lightspeed Shellbreaker, essentially a Flash Step into the opponent.
- "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.
Tropes associated with Ryunosuke:
- Animal Motifs: Dragons. Golden dragons.
- Awesome, but Impractical: He notes that while he is able to make his Beyblade jump, he does it rarely because the precision needed for diving or jumping attacks makes it difficult and risky.
- Bishōnen: Notable in that he is the only one in Unica.
- Captain Ethnic: Only Asian in Unica.
- Death from Above: The mark of his skill, Ryuunosuke is the local gattai expert. He starts the series with Goomba Stomp as his Signature Move and with the C-Square, turns it into meteor falls.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: With a mild bend towards Stamina.
- The Reliable One: No matter what the team needs, everyone can always trust him to bring results.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the sensitive guy to Marco or Raimund's manly man.
- The Smart Guy: Occasionally. He's the most composed blader of the team.
- Shoryuken: He was capable of making his blade jump before getting the Cell, making this his second most favourite attack.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue.
Juggernaut from the Cold
Tropes associated with Raimund:
- An Ice Person: With the Cell, he represents his unbreakable defense with ice.
- Heroic Build: It's useless because it's Beyblade, but it's there.
- Graceful Loser: He admits his defeat to Virgil, complimenting his good defensive work.
- Icy Blue Eyes
- The Mafiya: His design takes inspiration from this.
- The Juggernaut: His Beyblade dominated the competition in the first World Tournament.
- Mighty Glacier
- Mr. Fanservice: A muscular, towering Hunk with a tight-fitting sleeveless top to show off his muscles.
- Russian Reversal: When he's joking around with Vlad, both will use those whenever they can.
Scanner in the Works
Coach Paul Goupil
- "We have a free week, so you have today off while I take care of paperwork. Do whatever you like, but keep eyes on her (Mnemosyne), ok?"Paul, to the team, at the beginning of the Asian Arc.
Tropes associated with Coach Paul:
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He catches on quickly to beybladers' styles and habits in the stadium.
- Cool Teacher: Paul works more like an older brother to the team than an actual coach during training hours.
- Hollywood Geek
- Improbable Age: At 25 years old, he is the youngest coach to come out of the WBF's coaching school.
- Improvised Training: Pulls this off sometimes, usually early in each arc.
- Living with the Villain: Paul invokes this trope and becomes a Reverse Mole by staying with the WBF for the finale.
- Official Couple: With Maria, whom he sends himself to coach Unica in his stead for the finale.
- Workaholic: It's VERY difficult to get him off his work.
Legendary Beyblade Directors
Tobias "Moby" Livaudais and Dick Kreitzer
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 the finale.
- Can't Catch Up Again: When Moby projects 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 Equals 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: Moby. But we see less and less of him as time goes on, and he's unseen through Season 2. The finale shows what he has turned into.
- Insane Troll Logic: Early in the finale, 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.
- 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 the finale 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, especially mentally.
- 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.
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.
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 talents and 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.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Heinrich is the Red Oni to Zin's Blue.
- 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: End of Season 2.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: The discovery of this starts the finale.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Subverted: they're only made up to be politically incorrect.
- 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 national teams are getting their asses kicked and their blades either stolen or destroyed, they gang up on the Neoblade teams by engaging in the same tactics, but taking them on 8-on-5. Then 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.
- Cool Mask: Heinrich is pretending to have undergone massive facial surgery as a pretext to wear it and hide his face during Season 1.
- Cool Plane: He has a golden flying lab the shape of a bomber (and has given Zin an exact replica). Heinrich's is shot down during Dick's ultimatum in the Season 2 climax.
- Cool Shades: In Season 2, he wears red-tinted shades.
- Fallen Hero: Heinrich used to work in the WBF. In one year, he became their most-hated man.
- HeelFace Turn: Even though he doesn't change much if at all, it's the situation that puts him in a much more positive light.
- Long-Lost Relative: Heinrich is Gerhard's older brother, and he disappeared 15 years prior to the events.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Just to make Beyblade the ultimate sport, Heinrich did some "unexpected" things such as bulding an arena with machineguns firing at the beyblades. It is revealed to be an Old Shame.
- White Hair, Black Heart: In Season 2.
- 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 enterprise. Neoblade's success as a Beyblade accessory enterprise is based solely on his creativity.
Tropes associated with Zin:
- Bald of Evil
- Cool Plane: His flying lab. It crashes down at the end of the Greek Arc when Dick shoots it down.
- Cool Shades: The essence of Zin's "disguise".
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Zin's dead daughter Jamillah. And every person he has given life to.
- Mad Scientist: Zin deals in cloning and genetic manipulation.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Zin wants to bring back his daughter to life, and to do so, doesn't hesitate to break taboos about cloning or death.
- Workaholic: Zin's life is filled with his work since the death of his then-7-year-old daughter.
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.
Tropes associated with Jin:
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Asian and Nerdy: Though less nerdy than Wen, his thin physique and glasses make him look quite nerdy.
- Clean Cut: With the Cell, he upgrades his Flash Step into this.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Plays being the Number Two to Wen and stayed in the back to make everyone think he's scared because of his less-than-stellar record. In the semifinals, he pops up for shock value when he pops up a Flash Step similar to Marco's Lightspeed Shellbreaker and then dissects Min's Blading style to the point that she had to think outside the box by her own standards.
- Curtains Match the Window: Black hair and black eyes.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang: His motif, with the dragons on his outfit and the yin-yang-colored Beyblade.
- Greyscale of Evil: His outfit and blade are both black and white.
- Mega Manning: He based his special attack on Marco's, and keeps a similar speed focus.
- My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: His usual strategy is predicting and countering the opponent's blading style. Even when against Min's Confusion Fu, he pulls this off.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Erik suspects he's this to Min when he spies on the Team.
Tropes associated with Jun:
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivered 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 completely unmentioned 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 this 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.
Blooming Lotus Girl
Tropes associated with Lan:
- Anime Chinese Girl
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her grasp of strategy is poor.
- Dance Battler: Not exactly but when she hams it up, she makes large gestures akin to dancing.
- Fiery Redhead: She goes as far as coloring her hair.
- Flower Motifs: Lotus petals.
- Large Ham: By far the most lively member of the team.
- Master of None: Compensated by extreme endurance.
- Odango: Usually has those.
- Playing with Fire: When she gets her Cell, she burns lotus petals as her attack.
- Replacement Scrappy: In-universe example: Jin doesn't like her because she takes his sister's place.
- Token Mini-Moe: Of sorts. She is the one who is benched in the finals.
Artist of War
Tropes associated with Wen:
- Always Someone Better: Wen has something of an inferiority complex towards Jin due to never beating him despite being smarter on paper. This foreshadows his defeat to Virgil, as he loses because Virgil, like Jin, is more "street-smart".
- Asian and Nerdy: He's an Art of War nerd.
- Badass Bookworm: He reads the Art of War, and is always seen with the book on screen.
- Blow You Away: How he uses his Cell.
- The Chessmaster: Only in the arena.
- Combat Pragmatist: He tries to follow the Art of War to the letter, honor or anything else be damned.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He is always thinking about Beyblade, so he has absolutely no social life. His shock at defeat is reminiscent of Erik's.
- Cultured Badass
- Don't Think, Feel: Defies this and denounces gut feeling, which bites him in the back when Virgil beats him this way.
- Fragile Speedster: And he knows all of the facets of being this.
- Insufferable Genius: While an introvert, but that trait of his shows whenever he talks.
- Kick the Dog: He condones breaking Min morally before the finals to either force the Light Stones to take her out, or give them a free-win, to the point of quoting Sun Tzu on the matter.
- Mission Control: For the Chinese team. From the ringside, he works a lot to get the opponent's weaknesses in the first round before his teammates beat them. And then the second round is often a perfect Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Throw the Book at Them: Always slaps Lan with a book when she says something idiotic. Or too hammy.
Forbidden City Maiden
Coach Fen Han
Tropes associated with Fen:
- The Chick: She is the major heart of the group. She was the one to ask Jun to help Min.
- Christmas Cake
- The Heart: She does not approve of Jin's use of a Breaking Speech on Min, or of Wen's approval of it.Fen: "Beyblade is NOT war!"
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: She does want to win, but in a fair fight.
- Motherly Side Plait
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Not quite to the extent of Min, but she still doesn't look quite as smart as she is.
- Older Than She Looks: She looks in her mid-twenties. She's 31.
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.
Spectacular Bespectacled Tiger
Tropes associated with Keijiro:
- Adjusting Your Glasses: By the bridge during his Scary Shiny Glasses moment.
- Badass Normal: One of the few not to rely on flashy attacks once he got the Core and the Cell.
- Blind Without 'Em: Downplayed. His case isn't nearly as bad as Akira's, so he doesn't hesitate to lend her his glasses.
- Fragile Speedster: Downplayed. He's not this fragile, but neither is he as fast as the likes of Marco.
- Genius Bruiser: He is surprisingly aggressive in the arena, and he is the one playing mind games in the team.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: Defied: He openly prefers to wear his glasses. The only time he takes them off, it's because he has to.
- Hot-Blooded: When he's in the Beyblade stadium.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Gives Ryunosuke one of these at the beginning.
- Stoic Spectacles: Apart from the displays of power in the stadiums, he's a rather calm person.
- Specs of Awesome
- Tiger Versus Dragon: The Tiger to Ryunosuke and/or Ren's Dragon.
Shining Dragon Lotus
Tropes associated with Ren:
- Break-Up/Make-Up Scenario: Averted. She doesn't get back with Ryunosuke following their meeting.
- Curtains Match the Window: Light blue hair, and beautiful Innocent Blue Eyes to match.
- Old Flame Fizzle: The last time she sees Ryunosuke before the finals, she friendzones him and sets the tone for their confrontation in the stadium.
- Stone Wall: Her Beyblade is a defensive build.
- Tiger Versus Dragon: The Dragon to Keijiro's Tiger. And she's also The Dragon to Keijiro being the japanese arc's Big Bad.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Rising Turtle Star
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 hundred-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.
Sweet Amber Bird
Tropes associated with Kohaku:
- Goggles Do Nothing: Unlike Akira or Keijiro, she doesn't need her glasses except for reading.
- Green-Eyed Redhead
- Hold My Glasses: When her time comes to battle, she always nonchalantly holds out her glasses for someone (usually a disgruntled Noboru) to hold them until the match is over.
- Hollywood Nerd: She's never described as a nerd, but she looks like this.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: She's barely noticeable at the beginning, not even looking at Unica or uttering a single line to her own teammates in the little time she appears. In the semifinals, Noboru gets benched and the socially awkward sweetie proceeds to utterly dominate her opponent, and then beat Raimund in the finals for an undefeated record.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Stoic Spectacles: She's very calm and soft-spoken.
- Stone Wall
New Age Channeler
Coach Akira Matsurida
Tropes associated with Akira:
- 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.
Tropes associated with the team:
- Badass Biker
- Good-Looking Privates: Zinaida and Irina much more so than rugged and messy Lev and Tomboy Alyona.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: They even call out Vlad for saying that after leaving Russia.
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's lazy and enters many tournaments just to skip training the "boring" way. 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 experience.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He destroys Vlad's blade in their first battle.
- 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 the Cell and beats Virgil.
- Rated M for Manly
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Red to Vlad's Blue.
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 got 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. It doesn't help her though when she gets faced up against Gretchen.
- 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.
Eye of the Snow
Tropes associated with Zinaida:
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Half the time, she's simply called Zina.
- Fragile Speedster
- Mission Control: Though she gets her information by spying on the enemy teams.Asger catches her and injures her for her trouble.
- The Quiet One
- Beware the Quiet Ones: While she's harder to annoy than the others, she's more violent when that happens.
- The Rival: To Alyona. They began rivalling over Vlad, but while the romantic rivalry faded, the blading rivalry stayed.
- Shock and Awe
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Min taking notice of her being upset at Vlad for leaving (with Alyona just beside her) gives us this exchange.Min: "She's your girlfriend?"\\Vlad: "No, just a childhood friend. The other one's my girlfriend."
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 acting overly 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", dragging out a match her opponent 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
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She and Zina are the Blue Oni duo in comparison to Alyona and Lev.
- Stone Wall
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.
- Training from Hell: His favourite method for training, for his team or for himself. Unlike Johann or Dick, his training is rigorous rather than abusive.
Tropes associated with the team:
Furor of Fenrir
Tropes associated with Ludolf:
- Glass Cannon: He dishes out quite the amount of damage, but takes just as much.
- Revenge Before Reason: His mindset at first.
Berserker of the Fjörd
Tropes associated with Björn:
- Bears Are Bad News: First appearance: he shatters his opponent's blade. Yup, bad news.
- The Berserker
Tropes associated with Heinrike:
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: More after the Norwegian Arc.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- The Heart
- Stone Wall: Her beyblade is a stall build, favoring defense and stamina at the expense of attack.
Tropes associated with Meinhard:
- Badass Armfold
- Mighty Glacier
- Older Sidekick / Older and Wiser: To Ludolf.
- The Smart Guy: Oddly enough, he is this in the team.
Frigga on the Frozen Throne
Coach Aina Solheim
Tropes associated with Coach Aina:
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
Tropes associated with Aelius:
- Bald of Awesome: During the Vatican Arc, he hides his bald head with his helmet. But after his HeelFace Turn, he shows it in Germany.
- Cool Big Bro
- The Dux: Even though he's kind of ignored by the bureaucracy, he does run 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 technically 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.
"Lucius" Aelius Augustus
Tropes associated with Lucius:
- Cool Helmet: Though he doesn't like having it on.
- Defeat Means Friendship: He becomes way more friendly to the Light Stones once they win against the Legion by 3 to 0.
- Flash Step: His Lightspeed Step, the main asset of his Blading style.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Since he was so much of a Smug Snake, maybe Appius shooting him in the foot is an enjoyable experience.
- Light 'em Up: His visual element of choice.
- Reverse Mole: Tries to pull this off but fails to meet Heinrich before Appius gets killed in front of him.
- Sibling Yin-Yang
- Smug Snake: Starts out as a pompous ladies' man who couldn't care less about anything else.
Daughter of the Elite
Publia "Iulia" Caesar
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.
Tita "Aquila" Caesar
Tropes associated with Aquila:
- Blow You Away
- Butt-Monkey: Lucius frequently mocks her for having no rank of nobility by birth.
- Chained by Fashion: And for comical effect too, sometimes.
- Child Prodigy: Even Virgil wouldn't have had the right to represent Vatican before aging 18, but she can at age 16.
- Glass Cannon / Fragile Speedster
- Happiness in Slavery: Oh so much.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She can flare up easily.
- Petite Pride: Small, and almost no chest. Proud of it almost to Smug Snake levels.
Maiden of the Painted Mounds
Virginia Smith (birth name Numeria Vergilia Octavia)
Tropes associated with Virginia:
- Butt-Monkey: Despite her training, she doesn't pull her weight as well as the rest of the team, or as her competition.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She's easily distracted: this is her major weakness, especially after she picks up the pace.
- Coattail-Riding Relative: An inversion: she was hand-picked because she is Virgil's younger sister, but she is unqualified to fill in the void Iulia left.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Virgil. She's his sister, and she trained by watching him, so this was nigh-inevitable.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Subverted. In Virgil's leaving scene from episode 1, he goes to her room before the night and tells her he's sorry before leaving. While she's the Numeria he's referring to, she's not shown in any way.
- Kicked Upstairs: She's not ready to fill a slot on a national team.
- Making a Splash: More than water, some of her attacks look like ink of diverse colors, what with being inspired by painting.
- Non-Indicative Name: She's actually not a virgin, courtesy of Lucius.
- Repaint It White: What she did was Mega Manning her brother's acts against Iulia in a Lighter and Softer way.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She is untrained at the basics, due to having to fight using the C-Square.
- Shrinking Violet: She is scared when even Aquila open her mouth. After losing to Melanie, she's scared shitless of her.
- Well Done Lil'Sis Girl: She really longs for recognition from Virgil.
Pope of the Legion
Coach "Appius" Iulius Caesar
Tropes associated with Appius:
- Blue Blood: He's the head of the Vatican Beyblade Federation, and a powerful political figure.
- Corrupt Church: Could be thought of the head of something like this, but his wealth comes from his salary as head of the Vatican Beyblade Federation.
- Dragon with an Agenda: To Heinrich during the Vatican Arc.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: He is shot by Dick, though no blood is seen.
- Hidden Agenda Villain
- Sinister Minister
- 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.
- Aerith and Bob: Hermione and Gaia are existing names, but Aella and Psyche aren't.
- Amazon Brigade: As close as it can get here. Coach Nikos is The One Guy, and often left out of team dynamics.
- Badass Adorable
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Gaia, Psyche and Hermione.
- Clones Are People, Too: It is discovered that they're clones near the end of the Greek Arc. It takes an accident and the end of Season 1 for them to grow out of Emotionless Girl-ness.
- Curtains Match the Window: Hermione has golden hair along with Supernatural Gold Eyes, Aella is the white-haired girl with grey eyes. Psyche and Gaia avert it, the former by having jet black hair and purple eyes, the latter by being a blue-eyed blonde.
- Dark Magical Girl: They're the first to use the Cell against Unica.
- Emotionless Girl: They all start as this. Season 2 gives them Character Development.
- Hates Being Touched
- Jail Bait: They're quite hot for teenagers. Like Mnemosyne, they're actually less than one year old.
- No Social Skills: They're never seen in public except during the matches. In Season 2, each of them becomes fairly outgoing.
- Rapunzel Hair: Psyche and Hermion's hair goes down to their hips, Aella and Gaia's goes down to their ankles.
- Silent Antagonist
Hermione (Season 2 name: Melina Kallis)
Tropes associated with Hermione:
- Shana Clone: Starting from Season 2.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: Subverted: She isn't supernatural, but she isn't really natural either.
Ode to Breath
Psyche (Season 2 name: Eva Kallis)
Tropes associated with Psyche:
Aella (Season 2 name: Anna Kallis)
Tropes associated with Aella:
- Eyes Always Shut: Emphasizes the fact that she's the wisest. She opens them on any serious matter though.
- Mystical White Hair
Gaia (Season 2 name: Chara Kallis)
Tropes associated with Gaia:
Tropes associated with Nikos:
From Season 2 onwards they are the (doubtedly) Token Evil Team, but hell if they aren't 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: Averted for the most part: they are pretty enthusiastic about their C-Square-powered asskicking escapades. Kilian and Johann play this trope straight though, and later on they play the trope much straighter in all but attitude.
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 a favourite team, the Panzers have a lot of 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.
- Defeat Means Friendship: He tames his interior monstrosity from Season 2 onwards.
- 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.
Crazy Smitten Girl
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.
- 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 hurt him, and afterwards she goes If I Can't Have You.... Even after getting "befriended", she's still a Clingy Jealous Girl.
Danger In The Arena
Tropes associated with Asger:
- Ax-Crazy: While Drunk with Power, he's a blatant threat to others.
- 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.
- Mighty Glacier / Glass Cannon: Of sorts, the only thing he truly excels in is pure damage output. Defense, speed and endurance are almost equally lacking.
- 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.
Protestant Against All
Tropes associated with Kilian:
- Deadpan Snarker: Only to his team. He's pretty friendly to the heroes, and to his opponents in general.
- Enemy Mine: Subverted. He warns the Light Stones about 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. 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
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.
Tropes associated with the team:
- Blood Brothers: They're all unrelated to each other (barring Sacha and Sandro), but share a near-brotherly bond of friendship.
- Drunk with Power: All of them perform quite the horrendous displays, systematically destroying their opponents' beyblades, leading to Marco's Heroic BSoD.
- Rival Turned Evil
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.
Tropes associated with Bryan:
- Kill It with Fire / I Love Nuclear Power: First match, he throws a fireball bigger than his opponent's beyblade on it. Second match, he sets the entire arena set on fire. Third match, a mushroom.
- Laughing Mad: He gets his Evil Laugh on as soon as his C-Square gets rolling. When Alex has his realization, he notes that trying out the C-Square has changed him.
- Poisonous Friend: He's the first to test the C-Square at full power and drags his friends into getting Drunk with Power.
- Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": He's always laughing when he goes in the arena, knowing full well that he's gonna annihilate his opponent's beyblade in the process.
Tropes associated with Sacha:
- Big Eater
- Blue Is Heroic: At least in comparison to the rest of the team.
- Blow You Away: Wind is his element of choice.
- Light 'em Up
- Mellow Fellow: Outside of the arena, he isn't that Hot-Blooded.
- Perpetual Smiler: From genuine smiles to cocky smirks, he's always there aside from the odd serious face.
- Ride the Lightning: When his blade doesn't disappear, it's because it's covered in lightning, and it's very visible.
- Stock Shōnen Hero: Even though he's a villain. Season 2 makes him closer to this, but he's still not the hero.
- Super Speed: His blade can go so fast it's essentially invisible.
Tropes associated with Sandro:
- Aloof Ally: He looks like it, but it's very clearly averted.
- Casting a Shadow
- Evil Is Hammy: When he hits the arena, he goes from basically silent to yelling a lot.
- Jerkass: He's even more of a troublemaker outside the arena than Bryan. Sacha has to prevent him from getting the team into riots with the opposing team on several occasions.
- Perpetual Frowner
- Shock and Awe
- Stock Shōnen Rival: He's got the characterizaion, at least.
- Super Speed: See Sacha.
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.
- Jobber: They often show up only to serve as example of Look What I Can Do Now! or to show how intimidating the bad guys are.
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.
- Small Name, Big Ego: All of them.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Direct result of the above.
- True Companions: Surprisingly, but 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.
The Qing of Qings
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.
- Lost in Translation: His Qing of Qings nickname and attack rely on a mispronunciation to even come across as anything.
Tropes associated with Gerónimo:
- Battlecry: When his blade takes flight, he shouts "GERÓNIMO!".
- Death-or-Glory Attack: He attempts a gattai attack every single match, but spectacularly fails every single time due to his lack of skill.
Adora de León
Tropes associated with Adora:
- Attention Whore: She demands everyone's attention... which she gets, but she always gets humiliated in the arena, contrary to what she wants.
- Dynamic Entry: Comes out this way.
- Incoming Ham: Always shouts some form of Badass Boast as she walks up to the arena.
- I Shall Taunt You: However, since her taunts are incredibly mild compared to some of the competition, she fails to get a rise out of her opponents.
- Shameless Self-Promoter
Tropes associated with Meifang:
- Big Breast Pride
- Brainless Beauty
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: Everyone who fights her ignores the sexy.
- Proud Beauty: Very well aware of her attractive figure, which she never forgets to mention... but being so vain, she ends up more distracted than her opponents.
Tropes associated with Héctor:
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Prides himself on his ability to destroy anyone he touches and will only try to attack. Of course, he always loses.
- Badass Baritone: Inverted: he has a very depp voice, but he always loses.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Always punctuates his losses with "Bitch!"
Coach Hai Bai
Tropes associated with Hai:
Tropes associated with the team:
- Multinational Team: Li-Deul and Mi-yeong are Korean, Bruce and Kim are American.
Master of the Empty Force
Tropes associated with Li-Deul:
- Fake Special Attack: The only thing he can manage to do is intimidate opponents.
- Kiai: What his "empty force" is.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to be a master of martial arts and beyblading, but fails to deliver.
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.
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.
Tropes associated with Mi-yeong:
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She looks utterly harmless, but being a Supa Hot Fighter suggests some level of Waif-Fu... but no, she is "just a girl".
- I Know Madden Kombat: Depite being a supposed master of Wai-Fu, it does nothing to help her blading skills.
Tropes associated with Kim:
Tropes associated with the team:
- The Alleged Expert: Their grim and serious appearance suggests they're badasses, 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 neutral antagonists.
- Grayscale of Evil: Their all-black outfits (and Adlynn's white hair) don't help them come off as anything but antagonistic.
Tropes associated with Ender:
- Awesome Mc Coolname
- Handwraps of Awesome
- In the Hood
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Doesn't do him any good in the arena.
- Slave Collar: Ironically, since he's the team captain.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Both his shirt and jacket are sleeveless.
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.
- In the Hood
- Jerkass: She's the speaker of the group, and is dismissive and hostile towards the "normies".
- White Hair, Black Heart: The "evil" part is debatable, but she bleached her hair.
Tropes associated with Lucy:
- Creepy Child: Alluded to, but her attitude coupled with the fact that she's no longer a child is what makes her creepy.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness
- Limp and Livid: On occasion.
- Perpetual Frowner
Black Cross Saint
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.
- 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, more frequently, he gets destroyed while speaking.
Tropes associated with Keana:
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
- Badass Longcoat
- Dressed All in Rubber: She's a Matrix fangirl parody. Only her longcoat isn't made of latex.
- Red Baron: She is introduced as The Coolness.
- Sunglasses at Night: Only in the stadium does she take them off.
Coach Pax Maverick
Tropes associated with Pax:
Tropes associated with the team:
- Affectionate Parody: Of the Bladebreakers.
- Corrupted Character Copy: While the Breakbladers just fail at being as strong as the originals, Grant and Kuzma are this.
- Kuzma is based on Kai, except he doesn't grow connections to his team like Kai does, with the exception of Thea. Kai's wavering loyalty is also exploited, as Kuzma leaves the Breakbladers after their failed outing in Germany.
- Grant is based on Tyson, with the adaptation role change from the dub (Kai's the team captain, not Tyson) applied and turned into a sore point, on top of his Character Exaggeration.
- Min-Maxing: Their builds are guilty of Crippling Overspecialization. They each have a specialty and a Dump Stat, and each time, both end up being their downfall. The exception is Lai, who is a Master of None.
- Kuzma's Glass Cannon build means he always ends up bursting his blade in some form.
- Grant's blade is a super-fast attack build, but has horrid stamina. He usually either rings himself out or runs into the opponent and gets ringed out due to losing so much spin he stands no chance of ever winning at contact.
- Thea's failed Defense build actually has good stamina, but she has nearly no attack power. Her blade basically doesn't move. However, contact with the opponent always ends in her getting knocked over.
- Tate's blade actually has great defense, but that's at the expense of both stamina and attack, so he can simply be stalled for an easy win.
- Opposites Attract: The three official couples in the team.
- The Worf Barrage: All of them have special moves, but they're never really any use against anyone relevant.
Self-Destruction in Human Form
Tropes associated with Kuzma:
- The Alleged Expert: Pictured as a total badass with a strong offense blade, but always ends up failing in some way.
- Glass Cannon: His hyper-offense build's main weakness is that he often hurts himself more than the opponent.
- Goomba Stomp: His ultimate attack. It usually fails to hit the mark, and Kuzma tends to destroy his own blade in the process.
- Haughty "Hmph": His response towards the majority of his opponents, and Grant.
- The Leader: He is the captain of the Breakbladers.
- 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.
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 never sticking 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 "prove his superiority".
- 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 often throws itself out of arenas.
- 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.
- 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.
Tropes associated with Lai:
- Death-or-Glory Attack: Her Claw Raid tires her out like it's Erik's Death Star. It also consistently fails to adequately damage her opponents.
- Only Sane Man
- Rapunzel Hair
- The Stoic: She barely talks, and only ever raises her voice to calm down disputes between Kuzma and Grant.
Tropes associated with Thea:
- Dumb Blonde: She's an airhead, and despite claiming to be smart, her theory is full of holes, mentioning only the strengths of her build as though there were no such thing as weak points.
- Failed a Spot Check: Thea's blade reaches the upper weight limit. However, so does everyone else's. It is sadly very tall, leading most of the opponent's contact ring to go under hers and knock her blade over due to her ball-tipped base. The weight being focused inward also means that the blade's movement speed is horridly slow, making Thea unable to avoid combat.
- One-Hit Kill: Despite claiming to have a perfect Defense build, she is a frequent victim of instant knock-outs.
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.
- 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.
Coach Nicky Fish
Tropes associated with Nicky:
- A team full of girls.
Tropes associated with the team:
- Straw Feminist: Somewhat enforced by Karen, who thinks there's not enough girls in Beyblade.
Tropes associated with Emiah:
Tropes associated with Lena:
- 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.
Tropes associated with Nadia:
- Dye Hard: Her hair is dyed bright fuschia.
Tropes associated with Shannon:
- The Nicknamer: Calls her opponents by their nationalities. This is a dehumanizing mannerism.
- Screaming Warrior
- The Stoic
- 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 as far as the bigger picture is concerned.
Tropes associated with Hailey:
Coach Karen Forde
Tropes associated with Karen:
- An All-African team.
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.
Tropes associated with Funanya:
- Afro Asskicker: She has a small afro, but she always jobs on screen.
Tropes associated with Calvin:
- Bald, Black Leader Guy
- Feeling Their Age: While he refuses to admit it, Calvin's career has taken a nose-dive in recent years.
- Perilous Old Fool: Persists in thinking he can throw down with the best even though he's no longer even in the top 100.
Tropes associated with Lulit:
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: She frequently flirts with her opponents.
Soraya El Maleh
Tropes associated with Soraya:
- Genki Girl: She's generally positive and outgoing.
Coach Maina Mwangi
Tropes associated with Maina:
- Nice Hat: He has a really big cap.
Tropes associated with The Ring:
- Big Entrance: They spend more time doing entrances than they spend blading.
- Muscles Are Meaningless
- Underwear of Power: The wrestler trunks are here, the power is not. John Maggles and occasionally Trips are the exceptions.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: While they often enter with something to cover themselves, sometimes they will blade shirtless.
Tropes associated with Bír:
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Enters with a leather jacket.
Tommy "Ballister" Lack
Tropes associated with Ballister:
- Dark Is Not Evil: Has satanic symbols all over his vest and some tattoos, but he's not evil, just a Jobber.
"Bold" Greg Baldwin
Tropes associated with Bold Greg:
- Bald of Awesome: Even though he's not that strong in the beyblade stadium.
Tropes associated with John:
- Casanova Wannabe: Plays himself up as a ladies' man.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Plays to the trope even though he's far too muscular to truly be this trope.
Trip "Trips" Leigh
Tropes associated with Trips:
- Badass Biker: Alluded to with his outfits.
Coach Nigel "Nitemare" Mark
Tropes associated with Nitemare:
- The team Darius makes with his buddies who train at his gym.
Tropes associated with Blogo Basement:
- Beauty Is Bad: The guys, barring Darius, are all ripped, but they're all bad even outside of beeing doormats to Darius.
- The Brute: Everyone but Darius. Even Vika.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Their uniform. It shows that the guys are all ripped (with the exception of Darius).
- Hate Sink: They're all assholes, but Darius takes the cake.
- Hunk: Dale, Earl and Zarne, especially the latter two.
- Satellite Character: The entire team is Darius and his beatsticks.
Tropes associated with Darius:
- '80s Hair
- Badass Mustache: His handlebar 'stache fails at being badass and often attracts mockery.
- Evil Is Hammy
- Evil Is Petty
- Ironic Name: Funny that Darius White is such an asshole.
- It's All About Me: He would do every match himself if he could. The team exists solely to prop him up.
- A Sinister Clue: Darius is left-handed and clearly a douche.
- Trash Talk: Constant. He'll talk smack even from the bench!
Viktoria "Vika" Shustelyova
Tropes associated with Vika:
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only girl on the team. And their best player barring Darius.
- Spirited Competitor: When faced with Virgil in Russia, her response is to call out Vlad instead.
Tropes associated with Dale:
- Smug Snake: He's very cocky, even when faced with opposition that will obliterate him.
Tropes associated with Earl:
- Rage Quit: He always leaves angry.
Tropes associated with Zarne:
- The Stoic: Almost unnaturally so.
Coach Isaac "I-Sack" Cox
Tropes associated with I-Sack:
- 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 one by referring to themselves as evil because they were taking advanced studies.
Tropes associated with Richard:
- Brutal Honesty: He thinks he is, but makes the mistake of treating "future victories" as facts.
- Jewish and Nerdy
- Official Couple: With Myra.
Tropes associated with Dinah:
Tropes associated with Jane:
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Dressed like one.
- True Blue Femininity: Not in her dressing, but her blade is blue.
Tropes associated with Myra:
- Official Couple: With Richard.
Tropes associated with Ned:
- Nerd Glasses: Wears square, thick-framed glasses.
Coach Roderick Moreno
Tropes associated with Roderick:
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.
Tropes associated with Ella:
- All Jews Are Cheapskates: She's also shown to be trying to succeed Casimir as a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
- Catchphrase: Lets out a Oh God, with the Verbing! every time she appears.
- Greedy Jew
- Informed Judaism: She's only confirmed to be Jew by herself, but seems more concerned about filling the evil Jew stereotype than doing anything actually Jew.
- Jewish American Princess
- Sore Loser: She doesn't like losing and will either find an excuse to absolve herself.
Tropes associated with Mirka:
- Daddy's Little Villain
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She's beautiful, well-spoken, well-educated, and also a Sadist with entitlement issues so bad that whenever she starts losing, her face contorts with rage and she starts threatening her opponents.
- Mafia Princess: Of the uncaring, Spoiled Brat variant.
- Woman Of Wealth And Taste
- Zettai Ryouiki: Wears very high black socks and a matching miniskirt.
Tropes associated with Tiana:
- Brainless Beauty: She's a Dumb Blonde who goes blading in extravagant dresses.
- Poke the Poodle: She's a bit of a prankster and like poking fun at things.
- Token Good Teammate: In being Obliviously Evil rather than evil up-front like the rest of the team.
Tropes associated with Jennyfer:
Tropes associated with Brice:
Coach Casimir Grenier
Tropes associated with Casimir:
- Big Bad Wannabe: He wants to take over the world of Beyblade, but his team never manages to win a tournament.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Evil Old Folks: He was an absolute monster when he was younger. In fact his track record is a reason that, after he acquires Cores, Heinrich makes sure to not give Cells to anyone that could end up giving them to Casimir.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Despite his age, he's Sir Swears-a-Lot.
Tropes associated with the team:
- Eagle Land: 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.
Stanley "Stanl337" Morton
Tropes associated with Stanl337:
- No Pronunciation Guide: It's pronounced "Stanleet".
- Sunglasses at Night: He will put his sunglasses on while talking trash, even if indoors.
Lyre "xX_L11r_Xx" Gagneux
Tropes associated with Lyre:
Tropes associated with O'Bey:
- Last-Name Basis: He's usually referred to as O'Bey rather than his first name.
- Perpetual Frowner: He stands as a contrast to his teammates' Smug Smiler natures by generally looking stern and intimidating.
Jonathan "Jonny Ka$h" Kaczka
Tropes associated with Jonny Ka$h:
- Official Couple: With 2-Payne.
Poppy "2-Payne" Parker
Tropes associated with 2-Payne:
Coach Aldo "Hollyw33d" Hollywood
Tropes associated with Hollyw33d:
- 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.
Tropes associated with Nerys:
- The Ace: She's clearly the more competent beyblader on the team.
- Aerith and Bob: Downplayed, she's the only girl with a consonant sound at the end of her name.
- Always Second Best: She's not as cute as Summer, as stacked as Lily, or as friendly as Harmony. She's rather self-conscious about it.
- Brainy Brunette: She's more composedly smart in contrast to Lily's complexity-addict overly-thoughtful smart.
- Cool Big Sis: She even played Shipper on Deck for all the girls to admit their affections for Masud, complete with Matchmaker Crush.
- Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Unlike Lily, she does it on purpose to look cute.
- Dull Surprise: She only looks mildly unconvenienced when losing in contrast to her friends' more visible reactions.
- Go-Getter Girl: While generally a straight-A student and an achiever, her Beyblade record is not so stellar.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The reason she's perfectly content with sharing Masud is the guy's Harem Seeker nature.
- Jump Scare: Likes doing it to lighten the mood. Summer always gets scared even when she's not the target.
- Ms. Fanservice: She shows more skin than the other girls for Masud, but he doesn't react to her more than the other girls.
- Nice Girl: She's generally calm and polite.
- Rapunzel Hair: Unlike Lily, she has the sense to tie it in a ponytail.
Tropes associated with Harmony:
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Masud. Despite sleeping with all the girls, he is more romantic with her.
- Cuddle Bug: Occasionally glomps her teammates, usually Masud.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She botches her first on-screen launch.
- The Ditz
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When she loses, she sports these.
- Genki Girl: She always enters the screen hopping around and raring to go.
- Heavy Sleeper: Sometimes falls asleep on the bench.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Mood Whiplash: Always starts excited and happy, but becomes limp and depressed after losing.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
Tropes associated with Masud:
- Aerith and Bob: His name has a clearly different ethnic origin than the others' (Arab vs. English).
- A Man Is Always Eager: He is sleeping with four girls, and they "manage to sate him".
- The Casanova: The four other girls in the team all sleep with him.
- Eating the Eye Candy: He's never looking at the girls' matches, only the girls sharing the bench with him.
- Harem Seeker: And he got it.
Tropes associated with Summer:
- Abusive Parents: A reason she so quickly jumped into Masud's arms.
- Berserk Button: She hates being treated as "just a cute little girl".
- Desperately Craves Affection: While she's somewhat less romantic with Masud, she's still looking for affection. It's a good thing Masud has enough affection for the four girls.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Glurge Addict: Despite hating to be dismissed as a little girl, Summer has very girly tastes.
- Jerkass to One: Inverted: she's only ever sweet to Masud.
- The Napoleon: The only thing shorter than her is her temper.
- Older Than They Look: She is smaller than the entire team, yet she is the same age.
- Pink Is Feminine
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Lily's blue.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Only to Masud.
- Stronger Than She Looks: She's able to lift Masud off the ground while hugging him without noticing.
- Technician vs. Performer: She's the performer to Lily's tactician, favoring big flashy moves and yelling.
Tropes associated with Lily:
- Apologises a Lot: Every time she loses, she has to apologize to the team.
- Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: It's a Character Tic, and Summer calls her out on it every single time.
- Cute Bookworm
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When she's losing.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple
- Innocently Insensitive: Sometimes she actually gives advice, and she gets called out on being condescending whenever she does.
- Meaningful Name: Lily alludes to grace, tranquility and her purple color. Yap means deceitful, suiting her blading style.
- Paralysis by Analysis: A frequent effect of her Complexity Addiction.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Summer's red.
- She's Got Legs: Masud sometimes stares at them.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's generally talking to the others on the bench, but she doesn't say a word while blading.
- Sweater Girl: When the weather isn't too hot for that.
- Technician vs. Performer: She's the tactician to Summer's performer, favoring precise movements and absolute focus.
Coach Max Carson
Tropes associated with Max:
- 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 salary as coach for child support to a kid he will never see due to losing custody.
- Improbable Age: Team coach and a father, at age 16.
- Innocently Insensitive: While the same age as the rest of the team, his status as a coach makes him feel superior and his advice is 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.
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:
- 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.
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:
- Clark Kent Outfit: He's only a promoter but he's buff under his suit.
- Large Ham
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He tries to bribe opposing teams off, but it never works.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
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:
- The TV commentators for Beyblade competition.
Tropes associated with both:
Donald "the Don" McRae
- The cool-headed one.
Tropes associated with Donald:
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder
- Department of Redundancy Department: When Pete calls him Don "the Don".
- The Stoic
- Straight Man
"Salty" Peter Burns
- The wacky one.
Tropes associated with Peter:
WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
Introduced in Season 2:
Man and Machine
Calixte Lamoreaux and Soma Ueda
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 has been. Both have been cured into super-ness.
- 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 was diagnosed with lung cancer. Heinrich found Zin just in time for him 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:
- Ascended Extra: In-universe. He was "just a henchman with no particularity" in Season 1.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Calixte is featured in the first few episodes.
- The Fighting Narcissist
- McNinja: Calixte is a French ninja.
- Super Speed: Calixte runs extremely fast due to his transplants.
Tropes associated with Soma:
- Brain in a Jar: Soma has very few organic components left in his body.
- Electronic Eyes: Soma has Cool Shades to hide them, taking after Heinrich. While Heinrich drops the Quattro shades, he doesn't.
- Gatling Good: During the Last Villain Stand that ends Season 2, he picks up a couple of heavy machineguns to stop the World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade.
- Implacable Man: Soma easily no-sells machinegun fire.
- Made of Iron: Literally.
- Super Strength: Soma. Since he is essentially a cyborg and his "muscles" are more like hydraulic pumps.
Tropes associated with the team:
- Angst: They were all picked up from angsty situations.
- Badass Adorable: Season 3, most of them.
- Brainwashed: All of them during Season 2.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Sienna.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: We have Sienna and Azzurra as the Red Oni, Blue Oni duo, Clara and Melanie for white and black respectively, and Flavia is the yellow.
- Expy: It's more or less Heinrich's spin on something similar to the Greek Team.
- Five-Man Band: To a very-short-lived Italy arc.
- Good Costume Switch: All the members of the team have black parts on their outfits at Season 2, but their secondary color switches to pink for the finale.
- Three Plus Two: Barring Cecilia. Clara and Melanie can be considered as a subgroup, while Flavia, Azzurra and Sienna have a Blonde, Brunette, Redhead dynamic.
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 trolled 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 had a major losing streak after her loss to Min.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Her goal is doing this on Min.
Tropes associated with Azzurra:
- Blow You Away
- Lonely Rich Kid: Her backstory before being taken away from home by Heinrich.
- Nice Hat: To do with her hair being brown rather than blue, she wears a more elaborate headdress.
- Occult Blue Eyes
- The Stoic: Very much so. Even though she talks very much for the average example, she has little variation to her voice.
- True Blue Femininity: In comparison to Sienna.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Averted. Despite dressing in blue, her hair is brown.
Tropes associated with Sienna:
- Ax-Crazy: Starts as this, only she injures people with Beyblade.
- Cute Little Fangs: In Season 3. In Season 2 it only shows how crazy she is.
- Evil Redhead
- Fiery Redhead: Her hair has always been this fiery red.
- Fire Is Red: Hers is pure red.
- Hot-Blooded: Tones the Ax-Craziness down to this in the finale.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Season 2.
- Red Filter of Doom: Her blade has this aura thanks to her Cell.
- Street Urchin: She was a runaway orphan before being taken in by Heinrich.
Tropes associated with Clara:
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: How she defeats Virgil: mimicking the Death Star, just like he did to beat Marco.
- Motor Mouth
- Sugary Malice: Thought to be this by the New Legion, but as it turns out she's just a very sugary sweet girl.
- True Companions: Her lack of those despite her tons of "friends" in her former life led her to embrace Heinrich's offer.
- Virgin in a White Dress
- Visual Pun: Her special attack is putting some flash in Flash Step.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Season 2.
- White Mage: Her fighting style is mostly defending and using energy to redynamise her spin if necessary, though she has offense.
Tropes associated with Melanie:
- Adorkable: Season 3. When she isn't sarcastic, her asocialness results in this trope.
- Black Magician Girl
- Dark Is Evil: Season 2.
- Dark Is Not Evil: After her defeat. She keeps wearing black even as a face.
- Dark Magical Girl: Take the colorful Virginia as her Magical Girl counterpart.
- Emo Teen
- Evil Wears Black: Even post-HeelFace Turn.
- Odd Name Out: All the other names in her team ends with the letter "a".
- The Quiet One: The shy type.
- The Sacred Darkness: The little she speaks is it.
Eyes of the Statue
Coach Cecilia Poggi
Tropes associated with Cecilia:
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: She certainly thinks so, as she has some semblance of sight emulated by machines.
- Call-Back: Her empty eyes, emotionless attitude and nigh-absence of speaking makes her a huge one to the Season 1 Greek Team.
- Empty Eyes: All the time, because she's blind.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Meganekko: Better seen during the finale.
Tropes associated with the team:
- Clones Are People, Too: They have very distinct personalities.
- Light 'em Up: All of them use their energy in the form of light.
- Our Angels Are Different: The Saint Guardians aren't reaaly angels, they're only pleasantantagonistic wingless clones.
- Sibling Team: Pose as such.
Tropes associated with Gabriel:
- Affably Evil: His Establishing Character Moment has him handily beat Psyche while saying he'd much rather treat the team to a sweet dinner.
- Archangel Gabriel
- Handsome Lech: Prefers the thought of having dinner with a girl to the thought of dishing a Curb-Stomp Battle to her.
Tropes associated with Michael:
Tropes associated with Raphael:
Tropes associated with Uriel:
Tropes associated with Salathiel:
- Odd Name Out: He's the only blader in his team to not have the name of a biblical archangel.
- Older and Wiser: To his team.
Coach Bethel Cohen
Tropes associated with Bethel:
The Boy Who Lost His Ideal
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 FaceHeel Turn.
- Loving a Shadow: With awe rather than love, but he thought of Erik as someone different than he actually is.
- Speed Blitz: His special attack.
Tropes associated with Marek:
- Bash Brothers: With Siegfried. They cared for Janusz together and trained together so much that their blading styles are similar down to sharing their Wind Cutter attack.
- Emotional Bruiser: In contrast to Longin, and what makes him Bash Brothers with Siegfried.
- Gentle Giant
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.
Daring Hand Raiser
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.
The Risen Boy
Tropes associated with Janusz:
- Handicapped Badass: At the beginning of Season 2, he's still sick, and yet he curbstomps the Panzers 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.
The Masked Runner
Coach Aleksy Kosnik
Tropes associated with Aleksy:
Tropes associated with Cassandra:
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her playstyle is very aggressive.
- Demoted to Extra: A meta example. She used to be a main protagonist before C-Square became C-Square.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She gets beaten by Marco in the first World Tournament.
Tropes associated with Adam:
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Tropes associated with Darcey:
Tropes associated with Payton:
Coach Darren Corra
Tropes associated with Darren:
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.
Tropes associated with Devi:
- Distaff Counterpart: She's basically Amar but female. She hates the comparisons when Indra and Kavi make them.
- 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 and pretty much everyone else.
- Vain Sorceress: Behaves like one.
Tropes associated with Indra:
- Bollywood Nerd: Down to the haircut and the glasses.
- The Comically Serious: Generally reacts with bafflement to the rest of the team's odd personalities.
- Ditzy Genius: At times.
- Nerd Glasses
- The Stoic
- Technical Pacifist
Walker of the Nailed Road
Tropes associated with Kavi:
- Badass Beard
- Perpetual Poverty: The only one on the team who isn't wearing at least a golden necklace.
- The Smart Guy: He duels with Wen over who of them is more intelligent. And while Wen is more cultured, Kavi's far wiser.
Tropes associated with Lalita:
- Dance Battler: Dances while Blading, namely while using special attacks.
- Friend to All Living Things
- Genki Girl: She fails at standing still, even mid-Beybattle she has to be moving around.
- Jail Bait: She's 15, and a Hormone-Addled Teenager. Her running to Indra for a hug only to get rejected in some way is something of a Running Gag.
Coach Surendra Sankar
Tropes associated with Surendra:
Tropes associated with Luana:
- Braids of Action: She wears a very long braid in the back.
- Fiery Redhead
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Subverted: While she is the strongest brazilian beyblader and is on Calixte's super team, that super team isn't very relevant itself.
Tropes associated with Diniz:
Tropes associated with Ruy:
Tropes associated with Abel:
Tropes associated with Lúcia:
Coach Claudio Alves
Tropes associated with Claudio:
Tropes associated with Paulina:
- Beware the Silly Ones: She's pretty laid-back and a wisecrack, but she is the strongest of the team.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Combat Commentator: While a blader, she commentates her own matches.
- Demoted to Extra: She doesn't blade at all in Season 3, despite being on Souma's "super-team".
- Long Hair Is Feminine
- Motor Mouth: She speaks a lot.
Tropes associated with Tomás:
- Bruiser with a Soft Center
- Gentle Giant: He towers over the rest of the team at nearly 7 feet, but is also its main voice of reason.
- Magical Native American: Subverted, while he makes his attacks look like such (arrows of Pure Energy), he admits that it is technology at work and his attacks only reflect his tastes.
- Masked Luchador
Tropes associated with Millaray:
- Big Sister Instinct: She's protective of Violeta.
- Braids of Action
- Indian Maiden: She's Native-American, and has moved to Mexico.
- This Means War Paint: She wears face paint, usually two lines of black under her eyes.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Violeta's pretty girl.
El Pimente Mas Fuerte Del Mundo
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 melts the opponent's contact ring, damaging it to the point of unusability. His C-Square enables the speed, protects his blade, and accelerates the process of destroying his opponent. He tries it in Season 3 with the Power Ring, but his speed and the Power Ring's lower firepower render the move unusable.
Tropes associated with Violeta:
- But Not Too Foreign: She's a cousin to Millaray, and as such is half-native-American.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Millaray's tomboy.
Coach Thiago Sanchez
Tropes associated with Thiago:
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.
Tropes associated with Helge:
Tropes associated with Ralph:
Tropes associated with Kresten:
Tropes associated with Jorgen:
Coach Yngve Magnussen
Tropes associated with Yngve:
Introduced in the finale:
Coach Maria Granger
Tropes associated with Coach Maria:
- Adults Are Useless: She's far out of the place leading the team, considering her attitude, lack of charisma and competence as a coach. Most of the time, she follows Unica rather than leading them.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She quickly realizes what type of coach the teeam needs and becomes just that in a couple of weeks.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie
- Women Are Wiser: Averted in regards to Paul and her. She was always the worst pupil of her coach classes, compared to Paul almost always scoring the best. She even dropped out because of it.
Eye of the Eyeless
Tropes that apply to Sara:
- Cool Big Sis: The messages she sends to Gerhard imply she behaves like this to the Light Stones.
- Team Mom: At least in Virgil's perspective. Considering he had to live at Gerhard's house for a portion of the first season.
- Hit Points: Beyblade-wise, endurance is her specialty.
- Nice Girl
- Perpetual Smiler: Even Dick can't swipe the smile off of her face, though by this point the smile is a façade to hide her disappointment in the WBF and also to hide Paul from the radars.
- Reverse Mole: In the finale, much like Paul. The WBF knows that though, making her no more than a distraction.
- Servile Snarker: To the WBF in Season 3.
- Silent Scapegoat: She's not open about being a scapegoat, but draws a lot of Moby and Dick's ire towards her to ensure that anything Paul does goes unnoticed.
- Theatrics of Pain: She oversells the attacks of enemies against her blade when Dick assigns her as a training partner for the WBF's teams, to the point that Nevaeh quickly abandons the idea of her having some use. Abi and Finn, however, seem fond of picking on her.
- Wind Is Green: Her main element is wind, as her color of choice tells.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
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 Moby's Super Team.
- 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.
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 = 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.
Tropes associated with Seongmi:
- Bare Your Midriff
- Braids of Action: A large ankle-length one.
- Gradual Grinder: Downplayed. While she is definitely an attacker, she prefers whittling the opponent down in a few attacks, then hitting a decisive attack, rather than taking them out in a single hit.
- Honor Before Reason: In her last fights, she refuses to use the Shotgun Launcher, even tossing it in disgust at Ryunosuke.
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:
- Elite Four: Coaches the Gold Standards, Moby's hand-picked team made of Gary, Malcolm, Seongmi and Mykola.
- 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.
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 with the constant interference of 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.
Tropes associated with Elina:
- The Ace: As far as her team is concerned, and even to Nevaeh's team that includes her.
- 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 the 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.
Tropes associated with Finn:
- An Aesop: He learns when drafted to Nevaeh's team that he misses his friends in Ireland. But that still doesn't make him even try to make friends with the Dreambreakers.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's quick to run his mouth on witty one-liners.
- Dirty Coward: The reason he plays a defense build is because he refuses to be affected by others.
- The Gadfly: He likes annoying other people.
- Goomba Stomp: His attack of choice. He uses the Power Ring to cause an explosion that makes his blade jump.
- The Hedonist
- Jerkass: To himself, he's a Comedic Sociopath. To others, he's just an asshole.
- Jive Turkey: Less so than Dwight, but he still uses Younger and Hipper lingo than Elina or Abi.
- Large Ham: Tends to shout shrill excited cries when he makes his blade go flying.
- Only in It for the Money: After his Angst over missing his Ireland, he stil stays with the Dreambreakers... only for the money.
- Rich Bastard
- Stone Wall: His usual playstyle, and even when he gets his accessories, his only goal is to avoid fighting for long enough to pull a Spinning Fire Bomb.
- Token Evil Teammate: To the Irish team. While they're generally the Friendly Enemy type, Finn only vaguely approves. In the Dreambreakers, Finn lets out all the Trash Talk he meant to say before.
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.
Tropes associated with Dwight:
- Beware the Silly Ones: He loves to cut raps, but he can throw down in the ring with the best.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He appears in early season 1, losing to Virgil in his introductory match.
- Totally Radical: Punctuates his sentences with "yo".
Holder of the Image
Coach Nevaeh Landis
Tropes associated with Nevaeh:
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: She's left to do a bunch of WBF dirty work, and when Dick puts her as coach of this team, she's stuck there having to unify a team of 4 clashing egos in so little time.
- Elite Four: Dick picks Finn, Elina, Abigail and Dwight to make the Dreambreakers. She tries to make them this.
- Hot Librarian: Replace nerdy shyness by cold standoffishness that can make her cross over to Scary Librarian if she was a librarian.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She tries to play the part to her team, but her superior is Dick, who borderline encourages her team's more cocky and insulting antics as well as their Black and White Insanity over her more detached way of handling the problem.
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- Stern Teacher
- The Stoic: She remains cool-headed in her attempts to unite her team in spite of their sticking it to her constantly and refusing to work together.
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. 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 reactions.
- Follow the Leader: In-universe, she's also out of the training school with a certification at 25 years old.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Her plan was to rise above and beyond being coach to the Dreambreakers. After 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.
Tropes associated with Shay:
- Battlecry: When about to unleash a powerful attack, he seems to let go of all the air in him to shout.
- Big Eater
- Dumb Muscle: The real reason he's the captain is because he's the more sociable, by far.
- Fiery Redhead: The only guy on the team to be a redhead.
- Large Ham: See Battlecry.
- The Irish Mob: Inspired by those at least in appearance.
- Nice Hat
- No Indoor Voice
Princess of Passion
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
Emerald in the Rubble
Tropes associated with Sinead:
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Inverted, while she's a green-eyed redhead, her subdued personality and status as bottom of the barrel in the team make her anything but the most significant team member.
- Technical Pacifist: She tries to avoid violence and attempts to calm the rest of the excitable team down.
- Unkempt Beauty: She is referred to as such by her teammates, mostly referring to her green eyes.
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:
Tropes associated with Ritchie:
Tropes associated with Ash:
- Early-Bird Cameo: Actually appears in the first tournament, but gets beat by Mnemosyne.
Tropes associated with Dawn:
Tropes associated with Brock:
Coach Samuel Miller
Tropes associated with Samuel:
Tropes associated with Sven:
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Has difficulty behaving within a closed circle of only girls, still is the number two of his team for a reason.
- The One Guy: Except the team's coach, the team is full of girls, which makes him rather uncomfortable.
Tropes associated with Sophie:
- Crippling Overspecialization: She puts Beyblade over social skills.
- Mystical White Hair: Her platinum blonde hair makes her appear as this, but she's also the first one to debunk any supernatural notion about herself.
- The Quiet One: Has to do with her serious, focused nature.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has very long white hair.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Silke and Inge are red onis to her, trying to get her to open up.
Tropes associated with Silke:
- The Fashionista: Her distinctive trait is her expensive shiny red dress.
- Action Fashionista: She always keeps the same red dress, but changes whatever else she wears with it everytime she shows up.
- Hartman Hips
- Lady in Red
- Proud Beauty
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:
Tropes associated with Cameron:
Tropes associated with Duncan:
- The Bully: Implied. Malcolm's smartass mouth got him into trouble many times, but Duncan is the only one who gets to pick on him. He behaves the same way with anyone else in the team.
- Dumb Muscle: Whether in the stadium or outside.
Tropes associated with Mysie:
Tropes associated with Graeme:
- Lean and Mean
- Neat Freak: Hinted at, since he is always squeaky-clean.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He is always well-groomed and dressed formally.
Coach Andrew "Dand" Paisley
Tropes associated with Dand:
Tropes associated with Zinnia:
- Badass Cape
- Older and Wiser: An inversion: she's wiser than Abi for sure, but she's 4 years her junior.
- The Resenter: To Abi being picked on Nevaeh's team.
Tropes associated with Vidal:
- Cowardly Lion: He hates tensing up during fights as this tends not to look pretty.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- Let's Get Dangerous!: There's two sides to Vidal: the pretty boy who doesn't like fighting, and an intense and focused fighter behind that.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Behavior-wise, to Abi and Zinnia.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Tropes associated with Jin-su:
Tropes associated with Ju-won:
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His main strategy is to corner his opponent before they get to think.
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.
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.
Tropes associated with Frederick:
- Badass Armfold: Fond of having his arms folded when sizing up an opponent or sitting on the bench and waiting for his turn.
- Birds of a Feather: His general rebellious and disrespectful nature gets him together with Brittany.
- Flipping the Bird: He does this to Fernando after effortlessly defeating him.
- Heroic Build: But he's an antagonist and muscles serve little purpose in blading.
- Jerkass: In general, to any opponent.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are a reddish brown, but redder than his hair.
- Spiky Hair
- Unskilled, but Strong: He pulls a noticeably less good launch even with the Shotgun Launcher because he is unused to grip launchers, and on top of that he skips on using the Shotgun up until he needs to.
Tropes associated with Devon:
- A-Cup Angst: Low-key, but she's a bit jealous of Brittany.
- But Not Too Foreign: She's actually half-Japanese, half-American, with her family having moved in Canada.
- Funny Background Event: Since she's often benched, she ends up sometimes doing the splits on the floor, hanging down from the top of the ceiling, or standing on her hands. And if addressed she'll talk as though nothing's wrong.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: By contrast to Brittany, she's more calm and subdued.
Tropes associated with Brittany:
- Big Breast Pride
- Buxom Is Better: She attracts the gaze of Dwight and Frederick, to start with.
- Catholic School Girls Rule
- Knuckle Cracking: Sometimes.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: By contrast to Devon, she's clearly more outgoing and fiery.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Not to the degree of Dwight or Cole, but it might be more noticeable coming from a girl.
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 pulled out.
Tropes associated with Mykyta:
Tropes associated with Borys:
- Early-Bird Cameo: He gets a bit of the spotlight in the first World Tournament, where he loses to Raimund.