A collaboration Beyblade Fan Fiction by french tropers Keitaro Hirochi and Wax.
In a world where Bit Beasts are gone for long, the progression of newcomers Mnemosyne and Virgil show new technological progress in the form of the Core and the Cell. The WBF pursues Heinrich and Zin, the developers of said devices, and the plot focuses on the chase through several tournaments in which the scientists are suspected to have a hand.
Tropes that apply to the whole cast or to the series:
- Adults Are Useless: Every Beyblade series features absent parents, so it's not much of a surprise. The only actual parent we see is Johann, Erik's Abusive Dad. The bladers here are for most in their late teens/early twenties though, and most coaches (especially Gerhard and Paul), are all but useless.
- Aerith and Bob: Downplayed: most characters have existing names, even if uncommon for some, but then names from ancient languages pop up. 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.
- Calling Your Attacks: It all started with Erik's Triangle Assault, and his Death Star. It's pretty commonplace by the time Season 2 rolls.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Season 1, mostly, especially the Asian arc. In the end, every single heel has turned face via this.
- Demoted to Extra: Almost every character appearing in Season 2, due to Moby banning Neoblade products, can't use special attacks in the finale, leaving them as cannon fodder against the properly-trained WBF teams.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Cores and Cells don't work without spinning anyway. As does Beyblade in general.
- Follow the Leader: Copied from the original Beyblade anime are:
- Four-Element Ensemble: Some teams, when they get the Cells.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Most teams.
- 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.
- Grand Theft Prototype: Technically, the Cell and the Core are in testing and early mass-production stages rather than prototypes, but the WBF does steal some.
- Jobber: The depowered early-season 2 antagonists are small fry to the WBF teams in the finale, except a few; but even these few lose.
- Ki Attacks: Just about every fight that's after the Ancient Arc with someone who hasn't a preferred element.
- Loads and Loads of Characters
- Loophole Abuse: The rule that one can't attack the opposing Blader directly is bypassed on more than one occasion. Alyona, but more infamously Asger and Erik did play around the rule to physically harm their opponents.
- Made of Explodium: The moment someone starts showing off with a Cell, Core or C-Square, enemy blades are bound to blow up.
- 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.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: During the pools of the first World Tournament, Erik lands a Death Star on his last 30 opponents, ending his pools on the spot... only to see that Marco was just done cleaning up his own pool, meaning he outsped Erik at taking on multiple opponents (which is Erik's specialty no less). Erik is actually positively surprised.
- Powers in the First Episode: Virgil and Mnemosyne start with their respective Game-Breaker near the beginning.
- Power Levels: Zin gives those to just about everyone during the Asian Arc. At that point, Erik was at his worst and Mnemosyne was held back from the battles by Paul, so Zin says the Top 3 are Marco, Jun and Vlad.
- 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 exactly 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 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
- Artifact of Doom: Thought to be so during the Western Europe Arc, but actually averted.
- 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.
- Drunk with Power: A potential side-effect.
- Imagination-Based Superpower
- Made of Indestructium: Shown especially in Vatican with Virgil's Blade. Iulia's Blade stomped on it to the point it was nearly useless, 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 ultimate drawback of the Cell. There are foreseeable side-effects before the blackout, making it a variant of Cast from Hit Points.
- Psychoactive Powers
- Technopath: Inverted: the Bladers cannot interact with all technology, it's just that the Cell is tuned for its user. Though it can be retuned quite quickly by the user.
Tropes associated with the Cinetic Core:
- Amplifier Artifact: The basic utility of the Core. It enhances the Blade's performances in every aspect of the game, transforming the then-newbie Mnemosyne into a Lightning Bruiser, even when compared to Erik.
- Boring, but Practical: When compared to the Cells, the Cores' lack of flashiness is what comes to mind first. For the first part though, its effectiveness is higher, Mnemosyne doing much better than Virgil in the opening tournament, a fact only backed by the Curb-Stomp Battle she ends up subjecting him to.
- Breakable Power-Up: 200% inverted. The Core's powerup just cannot be broken, and the Core itself is a lot more solid than the beyblade itself.
- Instant-Win Condition: It negates one of Beyblade, as Blades with a Core usually reach near infinite endurance just because the Core's energy keeps the Blade spinning and is generated by, you guessed it, the Blade spinning.
- Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Inverted. The potential of the Cell is instantly reached as soon as it spins, while the Core's power increases the faster it spins.
- Made of Indestructium
- Power Crutch
- Status Buff: Its effect is treated as a buff to every aspect of the game.
- 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:
- Flying Brick: Evident result of pairing the Core with the Cell.
- Magikarp Power: A much stronger example, and as such an in-universe Game-Breaker. Kicking in the C-Square takes a little while of focus during which the user is not focusing on controlling the Blade, which opens a window of massive vulnerability. Though, a C-Square assures superiority to any other Blade that hasn't got an active C-Square within.
- Story-Breaker Power: It's all about whoever gets to kick their C-Square in first. The Core and the Cell are already Story Breaker Powers on their own, each easily able to defeat any opponent without it.
- 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, as Bryan can attest.
- 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:
- 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.
- Story-Breaker Power: Being so state-of-the-art, it's largely superior to the usual launchers, notably Erik's EZ launcher, meaning that, on their first match, Mnemosyne's Blade spins almost twice as fast as his own.
BF Blade: Final Arc SPOILERS!!!
Tropes associated with the Ring:
Tropes associated with the Drive:
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 this launcher by keeping the ripcord, which isn't actually needed. The inspections are rigged anyway, just in case.
- Story-Breaker Power: It allows for consistency in launch, and a high spin rate advantage in favor of the WBF.
- Underestimating Badassery: The Power Ring and Spin Drive are taken as underpowered versions of the Cell and Core, but the Shotgun Launcher allows constantly 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.
- Dream Team: What the WBF thought this team would be along with Team Monaco. They were very wrong... at the beginning.
- Five-Token Band: What Erik thought about the team.
- 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 barely shows his concern) 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.
- Sociopathic Hero: At the beginning, every single one. Yes, every single member of the team is at least Not Good with People (Erik, Vlad) or has self-esteem issues (Virgil, Min).
- The Fellowship Has Ended: At the end of Season 1. Naturally, at the beginning of Season 2, they reunite.
Tropes that apply to Virgil:
- Accidental Hero
- And Then What?: Asks himself that after defeating Iulia, because the only thing that makes him 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 extraverted phase.
- 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.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Against Iulia, he used shadow-like attacks, even though he was the same person, if a bit broken.
- Badass Bookworm: Becomes this after he grows out of his turmoil.
- Calling Your Attacks: From Season 2 onwards, he then calls them in the language appropriate to his teammates: he calls them in Latin with the New Legion and in German with the Light Stones.
- Casting a Shadow: His show element for a little time in the German Arc after abandoning his Creepy Cool Crosses.
- Classical Anti-Hero: Virgil is not exactly a loser, but he's pretty sloppy and uncreative at Beyblading if not for his 11th-Hour Superpower Cell, and he also has deep self-esteem issues to go with it. He grows out of it.
- Cower Power: Raimund and Marco's intimidative playstyles worked against them since the sheer fright allowed Virgil to pop up Miracle Shots. In fact, Virgil was so scared of Marco that he popped up a Death Star to beat him (he was thinking he needed a Death Star to beat Marco, the Cell did just that).
- In comparison, Mnemosyne's simple playstyle and overwhelming power advantage push him way past the Despair Event Horizon without giving him a reason to be afraid. When Virgil stepped against her, he was already admitting defeat.
- 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, and forever after. He became known under the name "Virgil" rather than his birth name, and feels much more associated with it.
- Flat-Earth Theist: He vehemently refuses to acknowledge his Cell-induced victories were not miracles bestowed upon him by God until the square-off in Vatican.
- The Hero
- Hikikomori: Was one until he decided to break out, helping to kickstart the plot unwittingly.
- Instant Expert: Again a source of frustration for Erik: Virgil has natural talent, enough to become a true pro Blader in only one year of work.
- Knight in Shining Armor / Knight In Sour Armor: Alternates between the two after being done with his problems.
- 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).
- Madness Mantra(against Iulia) "God never helped me..."
- Magic Feather: Inverted. He thought his beyblade was nothing special, but it was the Cell that granted him his Miracle Shots.
- Mega Manning: He occasionally uses Erik's Triangle Assault and Death Star attacks.
- Mighty Glacier: His first blade, that he loses at the beginning of the Vatican Arc. Then he leans towards Jack-of-All-Stats.
- Omniglot: He is able to speak Ancient Latin and Greek, Italian, 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: Did that 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. For a short while, he keeps the dark visuals, except for his Miracle Shot.
- The Miracle Shots Were Never From God
- 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 doesn't skip lessons.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Money interests are his pet peeve. His parents wanted him to get married to Iulia so his family could get a lot of money. She is 13 years his senior and their relation was nothing near 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.
- Super Loser: It takes until the China Arc to give him some level of badassery, and he fully grows by end of the Vatican skirmishes.
Second Beyblade Pioneer
Tropes associated with Erik:
- Abusive Parents: His father put him through very intense Training from Hell during his first 16 years. Erik then ran away and got another abusive mentor in Dick.
- The Ace: Undefeated number 1 at Beyblading, he made the sport awesome-looking like Moby hoped to, and better than almost everyone in every aspect of the game. He uses a balanced blade with a specialization towards mobility and offense, was capable of using 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 a 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.
- 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.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He knows only Beyblade until Marco and Gerhard teach him some social skills.
- Death-or-Glory Attack: Dick supposes that's why Mnemosyne "countered" 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: He has been raised by his father Johann to be a blader, which Johann was. Those who expected him to be a second-rate blader were surprised when Erik turned out to surpass Dick, who always beat Johann.
- 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 finds it odd, when he finds out, the he effectively got beat by a baby-aged girl.
- Hates Small Talk
- 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
- Jerkass: His douchebaggery causes Siegfried's FaceHeel Turn and Gretchen's Villainous Breakdown at least. Exception be made for Marco, the only one to consistently draw out true friendly comments from him.
- Knight In Sour Armor: He is a bitter counterpart to Virgil's idealism, rough around the edges, and prone to being just as bad as the arc villains.
- The Lancer
- 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 rather outlandishly.
- Cold Ham: He never breaks his stance or even change tones, just raises up the volume of his voice when he bothers to call Triangle Assault.
- Loners Are Freaks: A core aspect of his character, at least earlier on. He was trained in near-total seclusion and never befriended anyone when he did go to school. Even when he rose up to the big leagues and Dick was his trainer instead of Johann, Erik only got it worse as he got to see no-one outside of Beyblading, barely even Moby who took care of all Erik's sponsorship contracts. Dick even put extra mental pressure on Erik, enough that by the time the plot starts, he's completely out of touch with people.
- Mary-Sue Hunter: His Irrational Hatred of Virgil and Mnemosyne can be thought of as this in a light, considering Virgil and Mnemosyne as Marty Stu and Mary Sue. As Virgil and Mnemosyne as well as himself undergo Character Development, this wears off.
- Meaningful Name: Erik means ruler forever. Subverted because he gets curbstomped early on so he doesn't rule. Double subverted in one aspect noted right under it: he still is the local codifier of special moves.
- Mega Manning: As the local inventor of the concept of special attacks, his Triangle Assault and especially the Death Star are copied routinely by anyone. Gretchen and later Elina copied almost everything in their styles down to their basic approach to blading from him.
- In retrospect, his Death Star attack was one to Moby: it was very hard to even move a Blade correctly in Moby's time and he did it. Replace moving correctly by "moving faster than the eye can see", and you have the premise of the Death Star.
- He has also turned the trope around, copying Marco's Lightspeed Shellbreaker to score his first win on Mnemosyne, and this is also the last attack he ever uses, as it's the final blow he uses on Elina.
- Missing Mom
- 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.
- 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 started bonding with Marco for all the wrong reasons, this friendship was the best thing that happened for Erik's psyche.
- Rivals Team Up: When 2v2 Beyblade starts, 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 (and therefore the very first special attack ever in this universe) being Triangle Assault, Erik is more frequently associated with his far more impactful Death Star.
- The Snark Knight
- Sore Loser: After losing to Mnemosyne, he gives up on beyblading, shows of force aside. He gets better.
- Stuff Blowing Up: While his Death Nova was thought to be an upgrade of the Death Star, it only uses the Death Star's movement for momentum.
- 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 between each match.
- Action Girl
- Adult Child
- Badass Adorable: She is the first one to pose an obstacle to Marco in the first Tournament Arc.
- BarrierBlader: As a symbol of how little effort she puts towards offense.
- 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 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. Nobody in her team moves a finger: it's Jun who reassures her.
- Drunken Master: Sometimes Beyblades while not sober.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl
- Hime Cut: Despite being Chinese, she is a mild example of Cosplay Otaku Girl, so she sports a variation of this at all times.
- Lethal Joke Character: She looks the weakest of all the team because she almost never uses flashy attacks. Nothing keeps her though from using Deflector Shields or even an Attack Reflector.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She fakes being a Cloud Cuckoo Lander. She does not fool the Chinese team, or just anyone from Season 2 onwards, so she drops the act midway through it.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like a teenager, but she's 20.
- The Pollyanna: She only breaks one time, and recovers of it rather easily (in comparison to the others) like the Plucky Girl she is.
- Psychopathic Woman-child: Looks like it at the lowest point of her Heroic BSoD, which means when she's facing Jin.
- 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 defensive and she rarely goes on the offense unless she needs to. Meaning that she more or less voluntarily delayed the ending to the pool stage of the WBF tournament and caused Flavia's Rage Quit, because she was bored.
- Willfully Weak: She has a tendency to hold back until the opponent proves that he poses a threat. Asger surprisingly (and unwittingly) exploited this as he destroyed her Blade in one attack.
- Women Are Wiser
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 nearly in the vein of Marco's, even though he won't pick fights he cannot win.
- Badass Normal: He believes in this, and even with the Cell he 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 more than content with just being his team's beat-stick.
- Boring, but Practical: His Beyblading style is essentially "rush to the opponent's blade and beat the shit out of it". 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, since Vlad has a higher victory rate than Virgil or Erik through Season 1 (read: he only has one match loss, to Lucius, and it was not in an official match). Zin even ranks him World's #3 Blader no later than the Asian arc.
- Combat Pragmatist: When Alyona uses her Cell against him, he decides to take Virgil's Cell from Erik. Because, like she just had told him:"War is a matter of weapons."
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Flash Step: Never quite gets there but he can go pretty damn close during an extended period of time.
- Glass Cannon -> Lightning Bruiser
- Husky Russkie: Though he's more stoic than dumb.
- Ineffectual Loner
- Knuckle Cracking
- Made of Iron: Against Alyona. She tried to injure him by attacking his blade full-power with her Cell. Vlad's blade came out unscathed, and though he himself got hit, it was just a little injury even though it looked like he got shot in the leg by his own blade.
- 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.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: How he essentially manipulated Virgil to get a hold on his Cell. Virgil utterly 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.
- The Quiet One: He is a man of a few words.
- Perpetual Frowner: He just never smiles if you don't bring Raimund. He looks far angrier than he is though.
- Rated M for Manly
- 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. But then he averts it around in this line:"In China, I beat lots of people. In Soviet Russia, I still beat lots of people!"
- Sleeves Are for Wimps
- 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.
- Training from Hell: He puts himself through intense physical training.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted.
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 Team Monaco, who was supervised by Dick.
- 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 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 who never gets any matches because of the Core putting her into God Mode territory, and turns out to be a horribly inexperienced blader without it.
- Heroic BSoD: Except Coach Paul, everyone gets one of them in Season 1, for various reasons, and suffer more (Mnemosyne considers a FaceHeel Turn) 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: Hopefully 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... so lost. So 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 during Season 2.
- Badass Adorable
- Beware the Quiet Ones
- Classical Anti-Hero: She's totally ineffectual, being a Pinball Protagonist at the beginning.
- 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.
- Flashback Nightmare: Gets some of these during the Greek Arc.
- Fragile Speedster -> Lightning Bruiser
- Hates Being Touched
- High Hopes, Zero Talent: When Paul gets the Core out of her blade for the first time, she's hopeless and even loses to him.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Occasionally.
- Jail Bait: Despite her unflattering clothing, she's notably stacked for a 12-year-old, as Marco remarks. She looks 12. She was actually born less than a month before episode 1.
- Loser Protagonist: Gets hit hard by this: she never won a single match from the World Championship to the end of the Greek Arc... roughly 3/4ths of Season 1. Also, at the beginning of Season 2, the guy who defeats her isn't the team leader, he's the weakest.
- Mysterious Waif: We learn more and more with the arcs going on, though.
- No Social Skills: Which really hurts, since she cannot understand anything that anyone is saying.
- Parental Abandonment: 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.
- 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 Quiet One: Even to Virgil, she doesn't talk much.
- 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... at least until the plot starts. He never gets to beat him in a team tournament.
- Alpha Strike / Attack! Attack! Attack!: His basic "strategy" is going straight on offensive and leave the opponent with as little breathing room as possible. It's quite effective, because his blade is very fast, so the opponent doesn't have much time to think.
- Badass Normal: The only consistent challenger to Erik before the plot starts. Trained alone 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: How he acts with Mnemosyne.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair, brown eyes.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Surprisingly averted. He is very hard-working and while he's Always Second Best, he's often out of reach of almost everyone in a fair battle.
- "Hey, You!" Haymaker: Gives one to one of Zin's employees that was trying to take Mnemosyne in Japan.
- Improvised Training: Put himself through one before the plot that could almost qualify as Training from Hell. In Japan, he ran through the mountains at night. He climbed to the top of a small mountain in Norway. He made a round-trip across a river in Greece. He doesn't do anything in France, and just from that, everyone knows there's a problem.
- Large Ham
- Lightning Bruiser: Compensated by an extremely low endurance at the beginning.
- Mega Manning: Revamped and simplified Erik's Triangle Assault attack to make his Lightspeed Shellbreaker, essentially a Straight Assault Clean Hit. It shares its One-Hit Kill status with Erik's attacks.
- Popularity Power: Takes profit from this and his impressive frame to intimidate his opponents.
- The Reliable One: Shares the spot with Ryuunosuke, albeit to a lesser extent.
- Ride the Lightning
- 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. What more could we do now..?"Ryunosuke, to Min, during their restaurant break before the semi-finals.
Tropes associated with Ryunosuke:
- Animal Motifs: Dragons. Golden dragons.
- Bishōnen: Notable in that he is the only one of the team.
- Captain Ethnic: Only Asian from Team Monaco.
- Death from Above: The mark of his skill. Starts from Goomba Stomp and finishes with meteor falls.
- Master of None -> Master of All
- The Reliable One: No matter what the team needs, everyone can always trust him to bring results.
- 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, behind Death from Above.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue. Marco even asks him if he dyed it.
Juggernaut from the Cold
Tropes associated with Raimund:
- An Ice Person
- 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 -> Lightning Bruiser
- Mr. Fanservice: A muscular towering Hunk with a tight-fitting sleeveless top to show off his muscles.
- Russian Reversal: Pulls out frequent Russian Reversals when joking with Vlad. Having worked in Russia for two years helps.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears a tight-fit sleeveless shirt.
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, but keep eyes on [Mnemosyne], ok?"Paul, to the team, at the beginning of the Asian Arc.
Tropes associated with Coach Paul:
- Cool Teacher: Is very close to his team, working like a father to the team during training.
- Hollywood Geek
- Improbable Age: Coach at 25. Gerhard's wife Sara is still going to the school he graduated from, and she's one of the youngest attendants at 29.
- Improvised Training: Pulls this off sometimes, 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 Moby and Dick:
- Armies Are Evil: The World Beyblade Enforcement Brigade is very pushy, and then comes the finale.
- Big Good: They eventually turn Big Bad for 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 had a horrid performance, defeated Moby with ease.
- Cool Old Guy: Moby, and then we see less and less of him. The finale shows what he has turned into.
- Driven to Suicide: Their ultimate fate.
- General Ripper: Dick.
- Good Is Not Nice: Dick. He's been a horrible tutor for Erik, maybe worse than Johann.
- 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.
- 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, more than a few times. Completely averted, as even at his worst, Moby never considers the use of violence.
- 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.
- Jerkass: The moment something concerns Neoblade, even Moby is extremely adamant.
- 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.
- 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.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Moby regularly makes decisions that hinder Unica or the Light Stones more than anything else.
- 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.
- 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.
Controversial Creators of the Circular Connectors
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 pre-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 incredibly good competences and interactions, hence they were so hard to catch. And even when they were, they managed to evade jail.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Heinrich is the Red Oni to Zin's Blue.
- Bald of Evil: Zin, until the finale instead makes him a Bald of Awesome.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Arguably, Heinrich. He hides behind a conventional enterprise to hide his absurd and dangerous Beyblade-related designs. This is a wild exaggeration by the WBF, though it did have some root in reality.
- Char Clone: Heinrich, always, playing with types 2 and 3. Zin has some traits at certain points, but he doesn't qualify.
- Big Bad: Both of them until the finale.
- 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: They each have a golden flying lab the shape of a bomber. Zin's crashes down at the end of the Greek Arc. Heinrich's is shot down during Dick's ultimatum.
- Cool Shades: Both wear those in Season 2. Zin has to wear them whenever he's "undercover".
- Fallen Hero: Heinrich used to work in the WBF. In one year, he became their most-hated man.
- HeelFace Turn: They don't change much if at all, it's the Heel Realization by the heroes that brought them 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 blades.
Zin wants to bring back his daughter to life, and to do so, doesn't hesitate to break taboos about cloning or death.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Heinrich in Season 2.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Zin's dead daughter. And every person he has given life to.
- Even Evil Has Standards: They have to be pushed real 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.
- Evil Albino: Heinrich in Season 2.
- 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 achievements was made while he was 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.
- Mad Scientist: Zin.
- 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.
- 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. The moment they reform (the ending), they take actions to prove it and redeem themselves to the eyes of all in a matter of weeks.
- 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.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Never during the plot, but in the ending Heinrich is the new head of the WBF.
- Screw Your Ultimatum!: When the WBF has caught up to the fact their evasion is true, and national teams are getting their asses kicked, they gang up on the Neoblade teams by fighting them 8-on-5. Then once Heinrich and Zin are the only ones left, cornered in their bases, Dick sends out an ultimatum to Heinrich and asks him to surrender, menacing him to invade the place with military forces if he doesn't. Heinrich and Zin took a third option and had Soma and Calixte go Two-Man Army 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: Both. Despite being A CHAR, Heinrich isn't betraying Zin ever.
- 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, also 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 not weaponizing it.
- 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
- The Worf Effect: The Panzers utterly trash them in Germany, with Kilian easily breaking Lan's fire attack and Falk diving Jun and easily plowing through even Shenglong.
Tropes associated with Jin:
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Asian and Nerdy: Though less so than Wen.
- Clean Cut: With the Cell, he upgrades his Flash Step into this.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Oddly enough ended up being victim to 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 had she not gone desperate she would've lost.
- Curtains Match the Window: And the clothing. And even the Blade. All black.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang: His motifs. He pretty much is a cliché kung fu guy using a Beyblade.
- Dynamic Entry: The first time he was seen in the tournament was at the semifinals. The match was over one Flash Step later.
- Mega Manning: He based his special attack on Marco's.
- 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.
- You Are Already Dead: Invokes this as his Dynamic Entry in the tournament.
Tropes associated with Jun:
- Cool Big Bro: Plays this to all the team.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivered to Erik.
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Expy: Of Ryu, by the looks.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Jin.
- Martial Arts Headband: He practices martial arts on a regular basis on top of his Beyblade training, so he wears this as a telltale.
- Mighty Glacier: His blade has high attack, defense and endurance. Though, it's one of the slowest around.
- One-Hit Kill: His Shenglong, and his overall strategy revolves around landing it. Also, outside the matches he always tries to find ways to amp its power so that it remains a One-Hit Kill.
- Shock and Awe: When he gets his cell, not only does he get to use Bodong more often, but he also adds lightning.
- Training from Hell: His hard Beyblade training regimen is hard enough for the rest of the team not to want any more tiring activity. Jun is the only one who takes true martial arts training, so it's obvious he trains much harder than the rest of his team.
Blooming Lotus Girl
Tropes associated with Lan:
- Anime Chinese Girl
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: A way to mask her low defense.
- 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.
- Girlish Pigtails: When she doesn't sport Odango.
- Large Ham: By far the most lively member of the team.
- Master of None: Compensated by extreme endurance.
- Meaningful Name: Lan means lotus.
- 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 gets ignored in the final round.
Artist of War
Tropes associated with Wen:
- Always Someone Better: No matter by how much he outsmarts Jin, Wen can just never be stronger than him.
- Asian and Nerdy: Really, really nerdy.
- Badass Bookworm: More bookworm than Virgil. He reads the Art of War. But Virgil comes to defeat him, beating him on the badass part.
- Blow You Away: How he uses his Cell.
- The Chessmaster: Only in the arena.
- Cold Sniper: Of sorts. Because even with a Cell, he prefers physical clashes and so will just Flash Step to the enemy's face.
- Combat Pragmatist: It's all part of his strategist scheme. Also because he tries to follow the Art of War to the letter.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He is always thinking about Beyblade, so he has absolutely no social life.
- Cultured Badass: See Meaningful Name.
- 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: He isn't the kind of guy to forcibly push himself, but those who talk to him know that trait of his quickly enough.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: Wen means cultured. He plays the trope straighter than straight.
- 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 values a fair fight over everything.
- Miko: Sort of. The only thing she appeases in the Emperor.
- 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's Dragon... and to Ren's.
Shining Dragon Lotus
Tropes associated with Ren:
- Curtains Match the Window: Light blue hair, and beautiful Innocent Blue Eyes to match.
- 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 japanese team's equivalent of Marco.
- In-Series Nickname: Sho, for it's written the same way as his name and it's easier to say.
- 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 Noboru) to hold them until the match is over.
- Hollywood Nerd: She's never described as a nerd, but she looks like this.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Stoic Spectacles: She's very calm and soft-spoken.
- Stone Wall
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: 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. Halfway through the tournament, Noboru gets benched and she finally reveals herself.
- The Glasses Come Off: Whenever she gets serious.
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: 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
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: The team eventually sends Heinrich packing.
- Good-Looking Privates: Zinaida and Irina much more so than manly man 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
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Subverted. He's lazy and enters many tournaments just to skip training the legal way. It's a bit benefical given that this much contact with the exterior not only feels better for him, but the team as a whole gains more experience.
- It Amused Me: His reason to even use the Cell. When it becomes boring, he immediately dumps it.
- Large Ham
- Meaningful Name: The inspiration for his boss subtitle, and his attacks. Lev means lion.
- Messy Hair
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Red to Vlad's Blue.
Tropes associated with Alyona:
- Action Girl: She is defined by this trope.
- Brainy Brunette: She doesn't have the archetypal appearance.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Admitted she outright cheated by using the Cell against Vlad while he didn't got one.
- Coup de Grâce: She expulses all the blades that remain in an arena in which she wins. She tries to injure Vlad so he can't compete for the third round, but misses.
- Drunk with Power: Of sorts, but she kept using the Cell despite her team disagreeing of it. It backfired when Vlad took Virgil's Cell and won against her.
- Mighty Glacier: Her blade. Actually, even physically, among girls she is one.
- Power Copying: On Marco. When she gets her Cell, she uses the Lightspeed Shellbreaker.
- Shorttank: After meeting Defeat Means Friendship. Well, it was summer during her next appearance, the Germany Arc, so her usual military uniform would obviously be wearing too much.
- Spam Attack: Spams rushing attacks when she gets her Cell. It doesn't help her though when she gets faced up against Gretchen.
Eye of the Snow
Tropes associated with Zinaida:
- Fragile Speedster
- Meaningful Name: Since her name is a Russian feminine derivative of Zeus, it's normal her element is...
- Mission Control: Though she gets her information by spying on the enemy teams, and eventually gets some payback via Asger.
- 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.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: She's a childhood friend of Vlad, but he doesn't choose her.
Tropes associated with Irina:
- An Ice Person: Her 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: She punches Alyona in the face for her attempt to injure Vlad.
- Dumb Blonde: Gets called this by some.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Like the rest of the team, she doesn't like being belittled too much.
- 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:
Tropes associated with the team:
Furor of Fenrir
Tropes associated with Ludolf:
- Animal Motifs: His name says it's the wolf.
- Glass Cannon: He dishes out quite the amount of damage, but takes just as much.
- Revenge Before Reason: His mindset at first.
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.
Berserker of the Fjörd
Tropes associated with Björn:
- Animal Motifs: Again, Meaningful Name says it's the bear.
- 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 only lacking stat is Attack.
Frigga on the Frozen Throne
Coach Aina Solheim
Tropes associated with Coach Aina:
Tropes associated with the team:
- Aerith and Bob: Lucius and Iulia are somewhat normal names, but Aquila and Aelius certainly aren't.
- 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 Evil / Bald of Awesome: The first during the Vatican Arc, the second afterwards.
- Cool Big Bro
- The Dux: Even though he's kind of ignored by the bureaucracy, he does run his team.
- 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
"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
Daughter of the Elite
Publia "Iulia" Caesar
Tropes associated with Iulia:
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
- Blue Blood: So much: she's the daughter of Appius Caesar, and takes his place under a male alias once he dies.
- 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, staying in the business to teach Virginia.
- 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: Definitely. She's a professor, nationally-certified Beyblade coach, and when she leaves it's to become head of the Vatican federation, a politics-filled position she has no problem filling.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Hides under a male guise to take her grandpa's place while dealing with bureaucracy from Season 2 onwards.
Tita "Aquila" Caesar
Tropes associated with Aquila:
- Blow You Away
- Butt-Monkey: Quite a bit in that she's the only on in the team who has absolutely no rank of nobility, and is not from a wealthy family (not considering her being in Iulia's house). Therefore, Lucius frequently mocks her.
- 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.
- Glass Cannon / Fragile Speedster
- Happiness in Slavery: Oh so much.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: At her worst.
- Petite Pride: Small, and almost no chest. Proud of it almost to Smug Snake levels.
Maiden of the Painted Mounds
Tropes associated with Virginia:
- Butt-Monkey: She always gets it worse than the rest of the team. Despite her training she doesn't pull her weight as well as the others, or as her competition.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Easily distracted: this is her major weakness.
- 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.
- Kicked Upstairs
- Making a Splash: More than water, some of her attacks look like ink of diverse colors, what with being inspired by painting.
- Mega Manning: Learns by watching her brother's matches. Which means by proxy that she's Mega Manning Erik.
- 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's not been trained at all at the bases, and gets defeated in one hit for it against the Italian Team. Even the others got stomped, just not quite as hard as her.
- Shrinking Violet: She would bow to Aquila in fear. Melanie utterly scares her from the moment she beats her soundly.
- Well Done Lil'Sis Girl: She really longs for Virgil's approval.
- The Worf Effect: She's never been strong enough to take on what was thrown at her. She's never been said to be powerful, though...
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: Shot by Dick.
- Hidden Agenda Villain
- Sinister Minister
- The 4 new Bladers that took over the Greek tournament scene in two weeks. Establishing their dominance, they got assembled into the national Greek team, but appear to be under other orders, prompting the WBF to investigate about them.
- 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 Eyes of Gold, 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. Obviously, there is Character Development for Season 2.
- Hates Being Touched
- Jail Bait: They're quite hot for 13~14-year-olds. Like Mnemosyne, they're actually less than one year old.
- No Social Skills: They're never seen in public except during the matches.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Silent Antagonist
Hermione (Season 2 name: Melina Kallis)
- 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)
Aella (Season 2 name: Anna Kallis)
- 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)
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Even in Season 1.
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 when they fight the heroes, they range from twisted to Ax-Crazy. Only Kilian isn't, and that 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:
- Animal Motifs: The falcon, obviously.
- Ax-Crazy: When Drunk with Power.
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: Subverted. He's the captain of the team, but Gretchen is the Final Boss because she forced him to switch places with her. Given putting her against Erik was an auto-loss for the Panzers, the really important Boss Fight was him against Virgil, making him the Climax Boss.
- Big Man on Campus: He was known to be pretty classy before operation, and in Season 2, he beyblades shirtless, to show his scars at his back... but his torso is intact, and he has pretty good looks.
- Birds of a Feather: He unites the team because Gretchen is as envious as him, and Asger is a Jerk Jock at his side.
- Bullying a Dragon: Subverted. He does take on members of the previously-establised teams, but he thoroughly kicks everyone's ass up to the finals.
- Defeat Means Friendship: He tames his interior monstrosity from Season 2 onwards.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Two humongous ones after his freaky operations to get jetpack implants out of his back.
- The Heart: Surprisingly so.
- I Shall Taunt You: Making an entry from the sky with reactors implanted in his back was how he pissed Aelius off.
- Jerk Jock: Gretchen labels him and Asger that, but that's a bit hypocritical given she's the Class Rep Alpha Bitch there according to him.
- Lovable Jock: Oppositely to Asger.
- Opposites Attract: How the quiet and strict Kilian became his friend is a mystery.
- The Power of Friendship: Yeah, even though he's selfish and all, he holds the team together this way.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Kilian pictures him this way, even though Falk himself says he instills this in others rather than being the sinful one.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Kilian claims that he replicates any cool-looking move from opponents. Falk says that the others are all jealous of him.
- Villainous Glutton: Yes, he will overuse power when he has it.
- Lust: Well, he has so much pleasure in kicking ass!
- Pride: Yes, he does believe he is the best Blader out there.
- Small Name, Big Ego: It gets the better of him when he loses to Virgil who nearly has no ego.
- Lazy Bum: If it's not for show-off (or to preserve the team), he won't do it. Between matches, he does almost nothing.
- Wrath: Not directly, but he has a big Berserk Button for anyone belittling him. Even if it involves him owning the dog six ways from Sunday.
- Worth It: What he says about his operations on his back for the one-time jetpack skydive.
Danger In The Arena
Tropes associated with Asger:
- 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: Indulges in it once he beats his opponents.
- Jerk Jock: Moreso than Falk. Beating up nerds is pretty much all he does at school, according to both Falk and Gretchen (they have the same opinion for once).
- 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 C-Square outside Beyblading to beat up Zina really bad. Crosses over with Combat Pragmatist (and of course The Brute) since he could have done the exact same thing in the arena.
- The Nicknamer: For names that are too long (read:more than two syllables). He nicknames most notably Kilian "Kil" and Gretchen "Grittie".
- 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. And pulling it on Min right at the begginning of their second round while she barely won her first round after a How Much More Can He Take? definitely classes him up as the master of One-Hit Kill.
- Seven Deadly Sins: He inverts them in a nasty way, oppositely to Falk, according to Kilian:
- Not envious since he doesn't care about something he doesn't have.
- Not gluttonous since he's not on the lookout for more power, he has enough of it.
- Not greedy since he's not hoarding anything: he brutalizes weak people "for them to get strong enough to live".
- Not lustful since he doesn't like girls.
- Not prideful since he doesn't care about the attention he receives, and runs from interviewers.
- Not slothful since he jumps at every occasion to beat anyone, even making some himself.
- Not wrathful since he does not harm people out of personal desires, but because he feels people have grown weak and he is the cure.
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 Team Liechtenstein about how the C-Square works, but does not join them.
- Seven Heavenly Virtues: Seeks those, as opposed to Falk, whom he always calls out to no avail.
- 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 badly they owned their opponents up to there, and how they didn't deserve it. When he gets callous on Johann for keeping the team up, he gets sent off.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of Season 1, he's not seen after the semifinals, not making more than act of presence in the finals. He reappears in Season 2 alongside the rest of the team without explanation.
- White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
Crazy Smitten Girl
Tropes associated with Gretchen:
- Alpha Bitch
- Berserk Button: Erik being belittled. Asger suggests that she used her blade in high-school to "punish" someone who had said Erik was overrated. Alyona finds this out the hard way.
- Class Rep
- Diminishing Villain Threat: Quickly goes from threat to absolutely nothing over the course of her duel with Erik.
- Final Boss: Due to her refusal to face Virgil and desire to face Erik instead.
- Anticlimax Boss: Due to Erik being her opponent and handing her own butt to her in a matter of seconds.
- 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, love makes you crazy and evil, and 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 appealed to 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.
- You Can't Fight Fate: She isn't able to hurt Erik in the first round, then she flips a lid. Then he still beats her because deep inside she can't desire to hurt him. She essentially spends the second round between Laughing Mad and crying shitless, while Erik is all too willing to kick her promptly, and does so real bad.
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.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: It is a known fact that his career was almost entirely made of such, taken from Moby and Dick. 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.
- 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.
- Rage Against the Mentor: He knows he has this coming from pretty much all the team, minus Kilian, plus Erik.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His teaching methods are tiring and brutal.
- Stealth Mentor: He has been this at first to Gretchen before accepting her in the team.
- 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: Reestablishes his authority on his team in Season 2 by inflicting this to his team after their quick defeats.
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.
- Green Eyes
Nucleus on Fire
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.
WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
Introduced in Season 2:
Man and Machine
Calixte Lamoreaux and Soma Ueda
Tropes associated with Calixte and Soma:
- Ascended Extra: Calixte, in-universe. He was "just a henchman with no particularity" in Season 1.
- 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.
- Brain in a Jar: Soma has very few organic components left in his body.
- 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.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Calixte is featured in the first few episodes.
- Electronic Eyes: Soma. He has Cool Shades to hide them, taking after Heinrich. While Heinrich drops the Quattro shades, he doesn't.
- The Fighting Narcissist: Calixte.
- Foil: Calixte is a Fragile Speedster Badass Transplant Bishōnen while Soma is a Mighty Glacier Rated M for Manly Brain in a Jar.
- Gatling Good: Soma, during the Last Villain Stand that ends Season 2.
- Implacable Man: Soma easily no-sells machinegun fire.
- 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.
- Made of Iron: Soma, literally.
- McNinja: Calixte is a French ninja.
- 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.
- Super Strength: Soma.
- Super Speed: Calixte.
- 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 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 Azzura 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. The trolling Min gave her drove her to become better, so she willingly gave in to Heinrich.
- 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.
- Never Live It Down: Self-inflicted: she never got over her loss to Min and defined herself as a loser.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Her goal is doing this on Min.
Tropes associated with Sienna:
- Ax-Crazy: Starts as this, only she injures people with Beyblade.
- Cute Little Fangs: I 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 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 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.
- Woman in White
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: They are pleasant antagonistic wingless clones.
- Sibling Team: Pose as such.
Tropes associated with Gabriel:
- Affably Evil: His Establishing Character Moment has him handily beat Aella 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 that girl.
Tropes associated with Michael:
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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:
- Emotional Bruiser: In contrast to Longin, and what makes him Bash Brothers with Siegfried.
- Gentle Giant
- Stone Wall: His Beyblade, which he uses to be The Berserker.
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.
- 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 gets cured.
The Masked Runner
Coach Aleksy Kosnik
Tropes associated with Aleksy:
Tropes associated with Cassandra:
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her playstyle is listed as "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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Coach Darren Corra
Tropes associated with Darren:
Tropes associated with Amar:
- Dark Messiah: Behaves like some kind of guru.
- 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. But he promptly switched mental issues for massive selfishness.
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
- The Comically Serious: 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.
Coach Surendra Sankar
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Coach Claudio Alves
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Tropes associated with Millaray:
- Braids of Action
- Facial Markings: Has two horizontal black strips beneath each eye.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to her sister Calfuray's pretty girl.
Tropes associated with Cuauthemoc:
- Bruiser with a Soft Center
- Magical Native American: Subverted, while he certainly makes his attacks look like such (arrows of Pure Energy), he admits that it is technology at work and his attacks reflect his tastes.
- Noble Savage
Tropes associated with Ujarak:
- Dumb Muscle: Dumber than the rest of his team, and he is their big guy, when it isn't Cuauthemoc.
- Stone Wall
- Tonto Talk: On occasion, but he's the team's source of it. Contrarily to the usual, Tonto Talk is for when he is being condescending to others.
Tropes associated with Calfuray:
- Indian Maiden
- Shrinking Violet: Doubles as a Meaningful Name since she's named after the flower.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Millaray's Tomboy.
Tropes associated with Aucaman:
- Beware the Silly Ones: Main source of comic relief of his team, but he's still kickass in his time.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
Coach Antiman Venzor
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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.
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Coach Yngve Magnussen
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Introduced in the finale:
Coach Umberto Zambrano
Tropes associated with Umberto:
- Elite Four: Coaches Moby's hand-picked team made of Gary, Malcolm, Seong-Mi and Mykola.
- 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.
- Yes-Man: Derided by Nevaeh for being here due to being one of Moby's friends.
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: She at least tries to make Finn, Elina, Abigail and Dwight 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: At least she tries to unify her team.
Coach Maria Granger
Tropes associated with Coach Maria:
- Adults Are Useless: She's very very out of the place leading the team, considering her lack of charisma and competence as a coach. She learns how to be one quickly enough by observing the team train itself.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: 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.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She learned to be a very human type of coach before the last tournament started, which means, in a few weeks.
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.
- Green Eyes: But not a Green-Eyed Monster.
- 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 mere 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.
- Wind Is Green: Her main element is wind, as her color of choice tells.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Tropes associated with Finn:
- An Aesop: He learns when drafted to Nevaeh's team that he misses his friends in Ireland. But that doesn't make him even try to make friends with this team.
- Goomba Stomp: His attack of choice. He uses the Power Ring to cause an explosion that makes his blade jump.
- Large Ham: Tends to shout shrill excited cries when he makes his Blade go flying.
- 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.
Tropes associated with Shay:
- Battlecry: When about to use even more power than usual."HAAAAMMMM!"
- 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.
- Emotional Bruiser: She's very emotional and her approach to Beyblade is just fighting.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl
Tropes associated with Murchadh:
- 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.
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.
Coach Slaine McMahon
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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 Ash:
- Early-Bird Cameo: Actually appears in the first tournament, but gets beat by Mnemosyne.
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Coach Samuel Miller
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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.
- Subverted: as she expanded upon his Triangle Assault, she gains the exact same weaknesses as him. The sheer fact that her entire fighting style is based on it means that she's no different, and by the time he faces her, Erik is capable of tunnel-visioning on a single target and whips the Death Star only when need arises.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of Erik, she invoked it herself. At least partway.
- 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.
- Didn't Think This Through: Her strategy relies completely on her spin advantage to maintain the offense, as maintaining the speed advantage cost her a lot of energy and wears down her focus. The moment Erik's Middle-Clutch drive kicks in, he's fully ready while Elina barely has spin advantage and her guard is full of holes.
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.
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Coach Heinz Starkman
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Coach Andrew "Dand" Paisley
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Tropes associated with Abigail:
- Brutal Honesty: She doesn't think twice before talking, but 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. Elina is at least quiet, but Abi makes no secret about her idea of the Chinese Team and the Light Stones.
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.
- The Southpaw: She's left-handed, meaning her launcher had to be custom-made.
Tropes associated with Vidal:
- Cowardly Lion: He hates tensing up during fights as this tends not to look pretty.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- 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.
- Lazy Bum: He only bothers to do few things, and during most battles he just relies on a balance of defense and endurance to keep himself in the match by facetanking enemy assault and outlive the enemy Beyblade.
- Spring Jump: His Signature Move emulates one.
- 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 from Hell only aimed at teaching this. As a result, while the team looks underwhelming, they can crush any underestimating opposition with ease.
Tropes associated with Seong-mi:
- 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.
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 ring 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.
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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 you had was your Beyblade.
Tropes associated with Dwight:
- Beware the Silly Ones: Loves to cut raps that often make him look stupid, but truly strong at Beyblade.
- Totally Radical
Tropes associated with Carl:
- Green-Eyed Monster: To Dwight.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy
- 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.
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Tropes associated with Devon:
- But Not Too Foreign: She's actually half-Japanese, half-American, with her family having moved in Canada.
Coach Cole Treadwell
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Tropes associated with Borys:
- Early-Bird Cameo: He gets a bit of the spotlight in the first World Tournament, where he loses to Raimund.