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Voiced by: Sayuri Yoshida (JP), Luci Christian (EN)
The sixteen year old heroine of Prétear, After her mother's death and her father's remarriage, Himeno is thrust into a high-class society life where she has trouble adjusting. She meets Hayate and the Leafe Knights, who tell her that she's the Prétear who is needed to save the world.
- Action Girl: She's a real hot-blooded girl sometimes.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Himeno chooses cranky, abrasive Hayate over friendly, approachable Sasame. Arguably subverted once Sasame does his Face Heel Turn in the anime.
- An Axe to Grind: The Fire Axe.
- Badass Princess
- Berserk Button: She is not fond of Hayate's nickname for her.
- BFG: The Ice Arquebus.
- Big Eater: Hayate tries to test her endurance by placing her in front of a table full of sweets and seeing how long she can last without eating them. She scarfs down the entire spread before he can finish explaining the challenge.
- Elemental Powers
- The Exile: Temporarily self-imposed.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: A variation of this. She gets different powers when she prets with different Knights.
- Ordinary High School Student
- Plucky Girl
- Red Headed Heroine/Rose-Haired Girl
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's very tomboyish compared to her stepsisters, especially Mayune, the girly girl.
- Transformation Sequence
- Whip It Good: The Water Flail.
Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (JP), Jason Douglas (EN)
Is Himeno's father and a former author of romance novels.
- Adult Child
- Happily Married: To Natsue.
- Let's Get Dangerous
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Natsue.
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Lauren Goodnight (EN)
Natsue is a wealthy and powerful executive who, after her divorce is Happily Married to Kaoru Awayuki. In the anime, while strict with Himeno, she also greatly cares about her wellbeing.
- Happily Married: To Kaoru. It's almost sickly-sweet how much those two are in love.
- Hot Mom
- Spoiled Sweet
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Kaoru.
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN)
The eldest daughter of Natsue, she holds a pretentious attitude toward Himeno for coming from an impoverished family. Mayune often plays practical jokes to demean Himeno.
- More Beautiful Than A Goddess: So she tells us, and she just LOVES to rub it in.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: She seems to be a bitch, but she's really not so bad.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: They certainly don't want to be chased by Mayune.
- Noblewoman's Laugh
- Rich Bitch
- Rose-Haired Girl: Although she averts all of the associated character types.
- Took a Level In Badass: In the finale.
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (JP), Mandy Clark (JP)
Intelligent and composed, Mawata is the seemingly perfect child of the family. However, her outwardly calm demeanor is used as a facade to hide her loneliness and mask her own sense of loss and heartbreak.
- Broken Bird
- Despair Event Horizon: She breaks when she sees Sasame kiss Takako.
- Lonely Rich Kid: To some extent.
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Paul Sidello (EN)
Is the Awayuki family's chauffeur. He and Natsue used to go to school together, with Mr. Tanaka harboring a crush on Natsue while she pursued other interests. He once offered Natsue a ride, which lead to his employment as the Awayuki's chauffeur.
Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP), Kaytha Coker (EN)
A maid at the Awayuki estate who is friendly with Himeno and regularly provides her with advice.
- The Butler Did It
- Only Sane Man: Except not.
- Secret Identity
- Significant Double Casting
- Treacherous Advisor: Attempts to be this for Himeno; succeeds with Mawata
Knights of Leafe
The Knight of Wind. Hayate is initially hostile towards Himeno, refusing to acknowledge her as the new Prétear. However, he soon becomes quite protective of her as well.
- Badass Long Hair
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Himeno.
- Blow You Away: Knight of the wind.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices himself protecting Himeno from Fenrir. He gets better thanks to Himeno's massive outpouring of leafe.
- Failure Knight: Takako's fate has left him determined to fight without a Prétear rather than put another girl through the same risk. It also makes him overprotective of Himeno, in spite of his harshness toward her.
- Knight in Sour Armor
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for Takako's fall and her transformation into the Princess of Disaster, because he wasn't able to return her feelings but led her on rather than risk rejection interfering with her ability to fight as Prétear.
- Jerkass Facade
- Razor Wind
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
The Knight of Sound and has a job as a radio personality, addressing people's problems on the air. He is a good listener and offers himself as a sounding board to Himeno. In the manga, he remains a knight of leafe and appears to fall for Himeno. In the anime, he later becomes Fenrir's Knight of Darkness after confessing that he was in love with Takako 16 years ago, pitting him against the Leafe Knights and the Prétear. In the anime adaptation, his personality is changed to a quieter, more serious nature.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: He makes the power of sound look AWESOME!
- Magic Music: Knight of Sound, it's kinda the same thing.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Hayate's Manly Man.
- Tender Tears
- White-Haired Pretty Boy: In the manga, he's blonde, but the anime gives him white hair and violet eyes. There's a reason for that.
The Knight of Fire, he works as a waiter in his part time job.
- Bare Your Midriff
- The Big Guy
- Big Ol' Eyebrows
- Playing with Fire: Knight of fire.
- Redheaded Hero
- Shonen Hair
Voiced by: Makoto Naruse (JP), Victor Carsrud (EN)
The Knight of Light and works at an Internet company. Kei is the most practical and direct of the Knights, which sometimes leads to confrontation. He's also a narcissist.
- Combat Stilettos: His Knight outfit features some lovely high heels.
- Darkskinned Blonde: In the anime. In the manga he has a lighter skin tone.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Not so much in the manga, but definitely in the anime.
- Shock and Awe: Being the Knight of light, he can fire bursts of light energy as his weapon.
- The Spock
The Knight of Ice and is the unstated leader of the younger members of the Leafe Knights. He, Hajime and Shin, died while fighting the Princess of Disaster sixteen years ago and was reborn as a child.
- An Ice Person: Knight of Ice, duh!
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Team Mom: When Goh's not around.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy: Although it doesn't match his personality at all.
The Knight of Water and is the second youngest member of the Leafe Knights.
Voiced by: Tamaki Nakanishi (JP), Sasha Paysinger (EN)
The youngest member of the Leafe Knights and the Knight of Plants. He can use his abilities to heal plants, and is very sensitive to anyone hurting them. In the manga, when he prete's with Himeno he dies as the Pretear must draw energy from the knight to fight, but is revived. In the anime, Shin is the only knight never shown preting with her.
- Barrier Warrior: He creates the barriers that protects the real world from the battles.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Being the Knight of plants, he probably has this power.
- Friend to All Living Things: Especially trees.
- Green Aesop
- Nice Hat
Takako/Fenrir, the Princess of Disaster
Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP), Kaytha Coker (EN)
Takako was the last Prétear before Himeno. She fell in love with Hayate, but he was unable to reciprocate her feelings, causing her to turn her powers towards evil. In the anime adaptation, Sasame confesses that he had loved her all along. She doesn't return his feelings but has him become her Knight of Darkness and orders him to kill Hayate. At the end of the series, Himeno's kindness and Sasame's death out of love for her enables her to regain her humanity and return to normal. She is last seen with the revived Sasame. Fenrir's ultimate goal is to destroy the world by taking away the Leafe that preserves all life.
- Civilian Villain: Poses as Mikage, a friendly maid at the Awayuki residence.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crossing it due to her unrequited love for Hayate is what turned her from Prétear to Princess of Disaster.
- Evil Laugh
- Fallen Hero
- Love Makes You Evil
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Rapunzel Hair: As the Princess of Disaster.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
- Villainous Breakdown: One of the most heartbreaking you'll ever see.
Yayoi is a classmate of Himeno's and her friend. In the manga, they have been friends since middle school; in the anime adaptation, however, it appears that they were not previously acquainted and become friends in high school after Yayoi ignores what other girls in their class say about Himeno. The anime adaptation also makes Yayoi a hopeless romantic who is a fan of Kaoru's novels and prone to dreaming up outlandish love scenarios.