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A character sheet for Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. Get comfortable.

Contents

The Main Players[edit | hide | hide all]

Syaoran Li[edit | hide]

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Voiced by: Miyu Irino (JP), Jason Liebrecht (EN)

Syaoran is a young archeologist who is in love with Sakura, his childhood friend and the princess from the Kingdom of Clow. When Sakura's memories are scattered throughout parallel dimensions, Syaoran goes on a quest to recover them, giving all of Sakura's memories involving him as a payment to travel. Revealed to be a clone of Syaoran created by Fei Won Reed, and becomes obsessed with regaining the feathers. Killed by the real Syaoran, but reincarnated by Yuuko and Clow Reed in the past as the real Syaoran's father.

Crossover character from Cardcaptor Sakura.

Sakura[edit | hide]

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Voiced by: Yui Makino (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

Sakura is a princess from the Kingdom of Clow who has her memories separated from her body to parallel dimensions in the form of feathers. All of her memories of Syaoran are completely erased to enable him to travel across the worlds to find her feathers. Revealed to be a clone created by Fei Wong Reed. Killed by the clone Syaoran, but reincarnated as the original Syaoran's mother.

Crossover character from Cardcaptor Sakura.

Kurogane /Yōō[edit | hide]

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Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Christopher Sabat (EN)

Kurogane is a rough-mannered ninja from the world of Japan, who is sent away from his world by Princess Tomoyo in order to have him discover his true strength. He gives up his sword Ginryū as payment to Yuuko in exchange for traveling through dimensions and get back home.

  • Artificial Limbs Ends up getting one after sacrificing his left arm to save Fai in Celes. In a subversion of the usual pattern, it is NOT a perfect replacement and causes him pain.
  • Badass: As a fanfiction puts it, anyone who hacks off his own arm without batting an eye is fucking hardcore.
    • Badass Cape: Wears one of these in his default ninja outfit.
    • Handicapped Badass: Cuts off his own arm to save Fai's life, and drags the mage out of a collapsing dimension one-handed while blood pours down his side. Loss of a limb in no way diminishes the badassedness of the moment.
  • Bash Brothers: With Fai, starting around the Kiishimu battle.
  • Berserker Rage: There's a reason Tomoyo-hime worried about Kurogane becoming an unstoppable murdering machine. It's happened before, when his mother was killed before his eyes and his father eaten by demons, due to FWR's machinations. The Imperial Army was sent to stop one grieving boy. They died too.
  • Berserker Tears: Happens during the flashback of his childhood in Recourt, when his parents were murdered and Suwa burned.
  • Blood Knight: Has shades of this early on, due to his obsession with strength, but is more balanced by the end of the series.
  • Break the Cutie: He was a sweet, happy child when he was younger... until his mother got sick and was murdered by Fei Wang Reed, his father was eaten by demons, and his home was razed to the ground, causing an breakdown of epic proportions.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not quite on the same level as Fai's, but pretty damn horrible all the same.
  • Dope Slap: He will 'punch out' anyone that does something he thinks is stupid, usually being too self-sacrificing. Given the nature of this group it happens offen.
  • Fan Nickname: Big Doggy, Daddy
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Highly-Visible Ninja
  • In-Series Nickname: And how! Mostly by Fai and sometimes Mokona. Kuro-tan, Kuro-pin, Kuro-run, Kuro-rin, Kuro-pu, Kuro-chi, Kuro-wanwan, Kuro-daddy or even just Daddy, Big Puppy and many, many more. Interestingly enough, most of the suffix based nicknames that Fai gives him are actually cutesy, girly nicknames that Japanese schoolgirls give one another in an effort to appear cute- hence his aggravation.
    • In the English dub, we get this YMMV jewel: Kurgyburger.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Would probably like to believe he's not a nice guy at heart.
  • Kuudere: Even with his Grumpy Bear persona, he shows himself to be capable of surprising gentleness. Not to mention that he actually turns out to be the most normal member of the cast at the end of the day.
  • Life or Limb Decision
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Near-Death Experience: A conveniently-timed one allows Tomoyo-hime to tell him how to get Fai out of Celes.
  • Ninja
  • Perpetual Frowner: Spends most of his time scowling. Not so much when he's fighting, though...
  • Power Limiter: The "Curse" Tomoyo places on Kurogane which will decrease his strength if he kills anyone. This is subverted because we find out after Celes that it's really a protection charm and the stuff about his strength diminishing was a prophecy about the consequences of killing Ashura.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Certainly appears to be the most morally ambiguous of the heroes at first glance, but subverted as you started to realize he's the most grounded among them.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: For the first few chapters he seems to be playing this straight, but it's ultimately subverted. He's actually the only member of the team who isn't a spy.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports one from time to time, especially when he's fighting.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Team Dad: Has this title applied by Fai unwillingly, but it fits surprisingly well, especially by the end of the Infinity Arc.
  • Undying Loyalty: He may sometimes go against her orders, but Kurogane is utterly devoted to Tomoyo.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid

Fay D. Flourite /Yuui[edit | hide]

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Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN)

Fay is a powerful magician from the country of Seresu. He travels to Yuuko on his own accord after making his king Ashura-ō fall asleep. He wishes never to return to his country, so he gives up a tattoo on his back in exchange for Mokona to travel through dimensions.

  • Ambiguously Gay
  • Angsty Surviving Twin
  • Bash Brothers: With Kurogane, starting around the Kiishimu battle.
  • Bishonen
  • Beneath the Mask: his cheery, laughing mask is dropped altogether for his inner personality following the events of Acid Tokyo. Also has shades of Becoming the Mask, where Fai himself mentions that acting the way he did around the children became natural and instinctual.
  • Blue Eyes: The source of his magic power.
  • Born Unlucky: The Curse of the Twins.
  • Break the Cutie: Subverted. He was already broken.
  • Cat Smile
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Holy crap this guy has had it bad!
  • Despair Event Horizon: Fai skips back and forth over this line a few times throughout the series, starting with the death of his twin (which he believes himself responsible for); Ashura's mental breakdown and murderous rampage; losing an eye and completely dropping his Stepford Smiler act during Infinity, followed by Sakura's "dying" because of his triggered curse; and finally the entire Ceres Arc, especially Kurogane nearly dying and Ashura's eventual death.
  • Deus Angst Machina: And how! Check the entry over there, but beware spoilers.
  • Emergency Transformation: Gets turned into a vampire in the Tokyo-Arc
  • Eyepatch of Power: Subverted. He actually lost half of his power along with the eye he lost.
  • Eye Scream: When Syaoran's seal breaks, the newly soul-less clone rips out Fai's eye to gain half his magic power.
  • Fan Nickname: Big Kitty, Mommy.
  • Girl in the Tower: Gender Flipped Fai (Yuui) and his twin were imprisoned at the bottom and top of a tower, respectively, surrounded by unclimable walls, where the dead bodies of prisoners were discarded.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Heroic BSOD: Happens a few times over the course of the series, such as when Sakura is "killed" in Infinity, and when Ashura is killed in Ceres.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Watch Tsubasa. Then watch Axis Powers Hetalia. I dare you not to imagine him wanting PASTAAAAAAAAA~.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: To Kurogane.
  • Magic Knight
  • Martyr Without a Cause
  • The Mole: Was planted by FWR in order to ensure c!Syaoran succeeded in finding the feathers.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • The Nicknamer: To everyone in the group to some extent, but especially Kurogane. So much so he never uses the ninja's real name. At least, not until his post-vampire-transformation personality switch, where a simple statement of "Good morning, Kurogane" is used to great effect.
  • Our Vampires Are Different
  • Phenotype Stereotype
  • Power Limiter: His full-back phoenix tattoo is supposed to restrict his huge innate powers to keep him safe. Thus, when he gives it up to Yuuko as his traveling price, he also swears off the use of magic. Later subverted when we find out he's more dangerous with it than without it, because he is cursed to kill the first person he meets who is MORE powerful. With his magic restricted, it's more likely that he'll find someone who outstrips him.
  • Pretty in Mink: A giant floofy white fur overcoat.
  • Really Seven Hundred Years Old: As Yuuko told Kurogane, [Fai] has already lived many times Kurogane's lifespan. Given that Kurogane looks to be in his early 20's at the youngest, this probably makes Fai at least 80 years old, despite also appearing to be in his early 20's.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Guess which half of this CLAMP stereotype he fits.
  • Spell My Name with an "S" : Officially, it's "Fay", but Del Rey had already settled on "Fai" for their translation, and fans tend to just spell it however the hell they want.
  • Superpower Meltdown: In Celes country, when the second curse on Fay activates, he literally shuts down a dimension with his magic. This also highlights his Power Degeneration.
  • Stepford Smiler: Though it does begin to crack and ultimately appears to fall away completely.
  • Team Mom: Is essentially the self-proclaimed mother of the group.
  • Twin Switch: Fai is actually Yuui (although the switch occurred after the real Fai, who's name Yuui uses, was already dead).
  • Yaoi Guys: With Kurogane.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It's not exactly willingly, but Fai shuts down a whole dimension with a magic-powered freak out once his curse activates in Ceres, and he nearly did so earlier in Infinity when Sakura's soul was split from her body.

Mokona Modoki (Soel)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Mika Kikuchi (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

A white rabbit-like creature created by Yuuko. Can travel dimensions, translate languages and send things to the black Mokona at Yuuko’s shop.

Crossover character from Magic Knight Rayearth.

Syaoran / Tsubasa Li[edit | hide]

Sakura / Princess Tsubasa[edit | hide]

Central Antagonists[edit | hide]

Fei Wong Reed[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata (JP), Randy Tallman (EN, first season), R. Bruce Elliott (EN, second season)

Fei Wong Reed is a powerful magician who is after Sakura's inner powers. Therefore, he scatters her soul into multiple feathers throughout various worlds to make it get stronger as Syaoran is able to return them to her. Descendant of Clow Reed

Almost everything that happens in the series is according to his plan. He wants to make Yuuko come back to life, something not even Clow Reed was able to fully do, so he can be superior than Clow.

Xing Huo[edit | hide]

Kyle Rondart (Jade Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (JP), Troy Baker (EN)

Crossovers: Angelic Layer[edit | hide]

Blanche (Outo Country/Edonis Country)[edit | hide]

Hatoko (Outo Country/Edonis Country)[edit | hide]

Shuuko (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Shouko (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Madoka (Outo Country/Edonis Country)[edit | hide]

Kaede (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Recourt)[edit | hide]

Arisu (Outo Country/Edonis Country)[edit | hide]

Ohjiro (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Tamayo (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Icchan (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Masaharu (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Sai (Piffle World; Recourt)[edit | hide]

Hikaru (Infinity)[edit | hide]

Crossovers: Cardcaptor Sakura[edit | hide]

Clow Reed (Clow Country)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Yuu Mizushima (JP), Jim Foronda (EN)

A sorcerer who once ruled Kingdom of Clow, but is dead during the series' start.

Toya (Clow Country; Hanshin Republic)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

Princess Sakura's older brother and current king of Clow.

Yukito (Clow Country; Hanshin Republic)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)

The High priest of Clow, he is responsible for sending Sakura and Syaoran to the Dimension Witch after Sakura loses her feathers.

  • High Priest: He is High Priest of the Religion Is Magic sort.
  • Keigo: Toya has to remind him to drop it when he talks to him, because even if Toya is the king, Yukito is also his oldest friend.
  • Magic Staff/Staff of Authority: He uses one to send Sakura and Syaoran to Yuuko.
  • Megane
  • Seers: He has seen that Syaoran is going to be the one to save Sakura, although he doesn't have complete information.

Fujitaka (Clow Country)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima (JP), Kevin M. Connolly (EN)

Syaoran's adoptive father. He was an archeologist who traveled from excavation to excavation, teaching Syaoran everything he knew about history. In the original timeline from the Kingdom of Clow, Fujitaka was Clow's king, father of the original Sakura, Tōya and husband from Nadeshiko. Because of the original Syaoran's wish to turn back time, Fujitaka's future changed and Clow Reed replaced him.

Princess Tomoyo (Nihon Country; Hanshin Republic; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP), Amber Cotton (EN)

The princess of Kurogane's Nihon Country who sends the ninja on his quest.

Takeshi (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Nadeshiko (Clow Country)[edit | hide]

The Queen of Clow Country in the original timeline.

Crossovers: Chobits[edit | hide]

Chi (Celes Country)[edit | hide]

Chitose (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Chieko Honda (JP), Jennifer Seman (EN)

Freya (Infinity)[edit | hide]

Crossovers: Clamp School Detectives[edit | hide]

Masayoshi Saito (Hanshin Republic)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Fujiko Takimoto (JP), Greg Ayres (EN)

A meek but secretly courageous boy that Syaoran saves from a Kudan attack in Hanshin. He shows the group around, unaware that his own Kudan has caught one of the feathers.

  • Hero Worshipper: He really admires Shougo and Syaoran for their strength. He eventually gets promoted to Even Heroes Have Heroes when Shougo invites him to join his group.
  • Mistaken Identity: Primera accidently gets him instead of Syaoran like she wanted.
  • Not So Weak: Despite his Kudan normally being low level when he uses it for himself, it becomes incredibly strong whenever he needs to protect someone else.

The Amen'osa (Koryo Country)[edit | hide]

A group of secret spies sent by the emperor to keep a check on the local lords of Koryo and send replacements if they fail their duty.

  • The Cavalry Arrives Late: Due to the barrier preventing magic users from entering the world, the Amen'osa arrive only as soon as all the problems they were meant to fix were over. They get called on it.
  • Improbable Age: While Chu'nyan was wary about the main party to begin with the actual Amen'osa are even younger, which strains her belief further.

Crossovers: Clover[edit | hide]

Oruha (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Saeko Chiba (JP), Stephanie Young (EN)

Crossovers Dukylon Clamp School Defenders[edit | hide]

Eri (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Kentaro (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Takeshi (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Nokoru (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Suoh (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Akira (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Akiko Nakagawa (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

Crossovers: Kobato[edit | hide]

Toshihiko (Piffle World; Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Crossovers: The Legend of Chun Hyang[edit | hide]

Chu'nyan (Koryo Country; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

An orphaned girl the group meet in the second world they visit, Chu'nyan is passionately against the tyranny of the Ryanban and desires Revenge for her mother's death, but feels her town can only wait for the mysterious Amen'osa to save them.

  • Berserker Tears: When the Ryanban claims she must keep him alive to bring back her mother, Chu'nyan flies into a rage because she knows her mother's death is permanent and can't stand that her mother's killer has the gall to lie to her like that.
  • Brutal Honesty: She demonstrates a lack of tact/filtering in her words, particularly when she meets the group and states outright, "You look weird."
  • The Cavalry: She and Sakura appear for real towards the end of the fight to restore the brainwashed citizens to normal and stop them from hurting Syaoran.
  • Hime Cut
  • Revenge: She is motivated to avenge her mother, but Syaoran tries to stop her so she won't suffer anymore. At the end of the arc she concludes that the Ryanban is not worth killing, which is Cruel Mercy considering letting Kiishimu have him is probably a Fate Worse Than Death.
  • Shut UP, Hannibal: She delivers one to the Ryanban when he tries manipulate her using her dead mother.

The Ryanban (Koryo Country)[edit | hide]

After gaining the power of one of Sakura's feathers, the Ryanban forcefully took control of Chu'nyan's village and ruled it tyrannically, killing her mother when she tried to stop him.

Crossovers: Magic Knight Rayearth[edit | hide]

Primera (Hanshin Republic; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Hisayo Mochizuki (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)

A bratty Idol Singer who captures Masayoshi in Hanshin Republic in attempt to get Shougo to pay attention to her.

Kudan (Hanshin Republic)[edit | hide]

Kiishimu (Koryo Country)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Masako Katsuki (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

A witch who appears in the palace in Koryo country to stop intruders from reaching the Ryanban. Her Threshold Guardian status is unwilling thanks to the Ryanban brainwashing her through the power of an amulet.

  • The Dog Bites Back: After the Mind Control Device is destroyed, she gladly takes her Revenge on the Ryanban.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her second weapon after the acid rain, although apparently magazines can defeat them easily.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: She call Kurogane out on his rudeness when they meet, but says she'll tolerate the insult because she hasn't talked to anyone in so long, and she's going to kill them very shortly.
  • Puny Earthlings: She compares humans to insects and chastises Kurogane for his rudeness the moment they meet.
  • So Proud of You: She delivers a proxy one to Chu'nyan, giving some closure to her mother's death.
  • Threshold Guardian: She was put there as the barrier to the Ryanban, and is the first real challenge that the group has to deal with.
  • Worthy Opponent: Kiishimu considers both Chu'nyan's mother and Kurogane and Fai as worthy opponents, and respects them a good deal more than the Ryanban she's enslaved to.

Princess Emeraude (Jade Country)[edit | hide]

Kaldina (Outo Country/Edonis Country)[edit | hide]

Eagle Vision (Infinity)[edit | hide]

Lantis (Infinity)[edit | hide]

Geo Metro (Infinity)[edit | hide]

Crossovers: Miyuki-chan in Wonderland[edit | hide]

Miyuki-chan (Celes Country; Hanshin Republic; Koryo Country; Jade Country; Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World; Tokyo; Infinity)[edit | hide]

Snow Twins (Shara Country)[edit | hide]

Chou-li and Tou-li (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Humpty Dumpty (Infinity)[edit | hide]

Crossovers: RG Veda[edit | hide]

Ashura-o (Celes Country)[edit | hide]

A mysterious sealed-in-sleep figure that Fai is desperate to avoid for much of the manga. He was a father figure to Fai, but due to a certain curse a showdown between them is inevitable.

Kendappa-o (Nihon Country)[edit | hide]

Souma (Nihon Country; Outo Country/Edonis Country)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

Ryu-o (Outo Country/Edonis Country, Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Gigei (Shara Country)[edit | hide]

Ashura and Yasha (Shura Country)[edit | hide]

After being transported from Shara, Syaoran and Sakura meet Ashura, the king of Shura who wages eternal war against King Yasha's tribe over a wish-granting castle. Although their countries are fighting, it turns out that Ashura is in love with Yasha, and has enlisted Syaoran in his fight in the hopes of fulfilling an impossible wish, to revive the deceased Yasha.

Kumara-ten (Shura Country)[edit | hide]

A loyal clansman of Ashura. He is incredibly suspicious of Syaoran and Sakura's origin and motives, but helps them out under Ashura's orders.

  • Number Two: To Ashura.
  • Mistaken for Spies: In spite of their protests, and Ashura stating they are guests, not spies, Kumara keeps bringing up his suspicion against them, even as the group is leaving.

Karura-o (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Koumoku-ten (Infinity)[edit | hide]

Crossovers: X1999 and Tokyo Babylon[edit | hide]

Sorata and Arashi (Hanshin Republic; Piffle World; Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Akio Suyama (Sorata, JP), Akiko Hiramatsu (Arashi, JP), Jerry Jewell (Sorata, EN), Jamie Marchi (Arashi, EN)

A young couple that offers the group a place to stay during their first dimension hop.

  • Abuse Is Okay When It Is Female On Male: Arashi hitting Sorata during his worse moments is supposed to be funny.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: The group notices Sorata speaks differently, and he claims that it's an obsolete style that he uses because he wants to preserve the history of Hanshin.
  • Hand Puppet: Sorata uses puppets of him and Arashi to deliver the Exposition on the Hanshin Republic. Naturally the Arashi puppet doesn't say anything.
  • Happily Married: Their fate in Hanshin is much kinder than the world of X 1999.
  • Miko: Arashi is a former one, before getting married.
  • The Quiet One: Arashi is pretty silent in comparison to her husband.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Arashi isn't, but Sorata overcompensates for it on his own. He spends most of his screentime going on and on about his "honey", and even issues "I'm only not kidding if nothing happens" warnings to Kurogane about flirting with her while cheerfully smiling.

Asagi Shougo (Hanshin Republic; Piffle World)[edit | hide]

A young and popular gang leader in Hanshin Republic with a very strong Kudan. Initially the group suspects he might have the missing feather.

Yuzuriha and Kusanagi (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Piffle World; Recourt; Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Karen (Shara Country; Piffle World; Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Seishiro and Fuma (Outo Country/Edonis Country; Tokyo; Nihon Country)[edit | hide]

Crossover characters from X 1999 (both) and Tokyo Babylon (Seishiro).

Tokiko (Piffle World)[edit | hide]

Subaru and Kamui (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

A set of vampire twins. Crossover characters from X 1999 (both) and Tokyo Babylon (Subaru).

Kotori (Recourt)[edit | hide]

Nataku (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Kazuki (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Kakyou (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Yuuto (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Satsuki (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Seichiro (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Daisuke (Tokyo)[edit | hide]

Crossovers: xxxHolic[edit | hide]

Yuuko Ichihara[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

Known as the Witch of Time and Space, Yuko is the owner of a shop that can grant any wish for an equal price.

Kimihiro Watanuki[edit | hide]

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)