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Main Character Index
The Heroes: Main Group (Kiyo and Zatch) | Major Allies (Brago and Sherry) | Minor Allies
Thousand-Year-Old Mamodo: Thousand-Year-Old Mamodo (Zofis and Koko)
Faudo: Faudo (Zeno and Dufort)
Minor Characters: Minor Characters | Other Antagonists

Sherry Belmont and Brago

Citizenship: French (Sherry)

Occupation: Aristocrat (Sherry)

Power: Gravity

Voiced By: Sherry: Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Saffron Henderson (Eps 1-85) and later Karen Strassman (Eps 86-98), Pilar Martín (SP) || Brago: Kazunari Kojima (JP), Wally Wingert (EN), Marisa Marco (SP)
Sherry Belmont (Right) and Brago (Left)

Sherry Belmont is 18 year-old heiress from France and Brago's partner. Initially a reluctant alliance, she only joins so she could rescue her best friend. She serves as an aloof ally, and it's revealed she had a cold and harsh upbringing. However, she does warm up considerably and comes to view Brago as her friend.

One of the strongest Mamodo ever, he is a sullen and serious contender. He mellows a bit in the tournament and gains more drive. He strives to be a 'strict, but kind' king. His power is Gravity.


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Note: English names of characters, terminologies, and spell nomenclature are used where applicable. Japanese versions will be used sparingly, particularly in parentheses, to acknowledge distinctions.

     Tropes Applicable to Both 

     Tropes for Sherry 

  • Abusive Parents: Sherry's mother, at least. She was immensely overbearing and forced a load of work and practices upon a very young Sherry. Her father's whereabouts are unknown. Her mother was so abrasive and disapproving that Sherry once attempted to kill herself.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike other bookeepers, who usually just stand back and casts spells, she joins the fray as much as Brago, usually fighting the opposing bookeeper.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She starts off about as tough as you'd expect a genteel 18 year-old girl to be. After training herself to keep up with Brago, she's tough enough to floor some Mamodo.
  • Childhood Friends: Koko was her first friend as a kid and saved her life. Enough for it being her sole motivation in the Mamodo fight (at least until Character Development.)
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She warms up considerably to Kiyo and the rest of the group.
  • Hero of Another Story: She and Brago are already veterans of the Mamodo War when they first encounter Zatch and Kiyo and it's clear that they've had more than their share of adventures of which we only see snippets of. In particular Sherry's quest to save Koko is her primary motivation to win the war and what parts of their adventure we do see tend to be devoted to seeing her reaffirming that. Their paths generally cross with Zatch and Kiyo on occasions but it isn't until the final arc that they choose to work together with them.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: She struggles to wake Brainwashed and Crazy Koko, who insists that she turned evil out of her own free will.
  • Interrupted Suicide: As a little girl, she couldn't take her mother's abuse and attempted to drown herself, but Koko saved her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Spares Zatch and Kiyo the first time because she ultimately feels that they share a similar motivation (trying to save their friend) and by tearing friends apart, she'd be no better than Zofis.
  • Lady of War: In the middle of the series, she's body-slamming mamodo like it's nothing and all while wearing a frilly pink dress.
  • Ojou Ringlets: As a sign of her rich-heiress status, her hair styled into ringlets even during battle.
  • Rich Bitch: Sort of; she's not a snob, but she is kind of bitchy though her pretty cruel upbringing more than justifies that, especially since it led to a suicide attempt as a child.
  • Sixth Ranger: Among the main characters, she acts like this compared to the core 4 above.
  • Stop, or I Shoot Myself!: When she first met Brago, when it became clear that he only saw her as a tool to win the war with and tried kill her butler to get his way she responds by coldly threatening to slit her own throat if he wouldn't comply with her orders, pointing out that he couldn't use his spells without her and making it clear that she was the one calling the shots here. It's implied that this event had such an impact on Brago that it was the beginning of his Character Development from a violent and selfish brute to a stern but noble warrior.
  • The Unfettered: There are two things that matter to her: Saving Koko and making Brago king. Everything else is secondary, if that.
  • Whip It Good: She has a cane for all purposes which doubles as a whip.

     Folder for Brago 

  • Big Eater: Most mamodo are. But he is seen eating a whole crocodile. Raw. And he finishes the whole thing before Sherry is even halfway through her own meal.
  • Casting a Shadow: His powers actually manifest as gravity manipulation.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Brago is visually terrifying, no doubt, but he's far from evil.
  • The Dreaded: He's pretty feared among the mamodo as a scary guy. They're right. He is also one of the Four Prodigies, four mamodo children so mighty that only adults could fight them. The others are the two dragon siblings and Zeon.
  • Gravity Is Purple: Most of his spells are either black, purple or both.
  • Gravity Master: All of his spells are based on gravity.
  • Hero of Another Story: He and Sherry are already veterans of the Mamodo War when they first encounter Zatch and Kiyo and it's clear that they've had more than their share of adventures of which we only see snippets of. Their paths generally cross with Zatch and Kiyo on occasions but it isn't until the final arc that they choose to work together with them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In his initial debut, he comes off as generally rude and doesn't think highly of humans until he undergoes some Character Development. By the end of the series, the "Jerk" part has mostly faded. He desires to become a strict, but kind king. When Zatch grows stronger, he acknowledges it without a hint of anger.
  • Mundane Utility: His Reisu spell, basically a ball of physical gravity, is used more than once to push people to a safe spot.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The demon of the black book is an intimidating description.
  • One-Man Army: He basically solos the bulk of Zofis' thousand year old demon army, and the only reason he has any trouble at all is the need to separate the brainwashed masters from the crowd before he can use his stronger spells.
  • The Rival: Towards Zatch, eventually. For most of the contest Zatch and Kiyo view Brago as the man they have to surpass to win. By the time they fight Brago has come to see Zatch as a Worthy Opponent rather than a runt
  • Sensor Character: He has a sixth sense that has helped him find other demons.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Generally rude and doesn't think highly of humans. He even threatened the life of Sherry's butler once. To remind, Brago is no more than 15. Subverted after plenty of Character Development.
  • The Stoic: Generally doesn't react much to anything.
  • Super Strength: Is monstrously strong even for a Mamodo to the point of being fully capable of defeating weaker Mamodo without using spells at all. The anime even shows Brago overpowering a Rauzaruk enhanced Zatch with ease.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In a flashback it's revealed that Brago used to be much more violent and aggressive than he is now and firmly believed that Virtue Is Weakness and that The Power of Hate was the only way to awaken the spellbooks true power. When he first met Sherry he had no problem hitting her when she acts in a way that he perceives as weak and even threatened to kill her butler if she wouldn't listen to his demands.
  • Training from Hell: He went through some unspecified "Elite Training". Whatever it was, it was enough to make him one of the favorites to win the battle.
  • Villain Respect: After Zatch takes massive levels in badass Brago comments on it without a hint of anger.
  • The Worf Effect: Is one of the strongest contenders of the Mamodo War and has dominated almost every battle he's participated in. Consequently, him getting utterly thrashed by Clear Note shows just how dangerous Clear is.


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