Regina (レジーナ Rejīna?) is the secondary antagonist appearing in Doki Doki! Pretty Cure. She is the Selfish King's daughter and acts as his second in command. Over the course of the series, she strikes up a friendship with Aida Mana.

Bio

Appearance

Regina has long blonde hair that reaches down to her ankles, decorated with a red bow on the top of her head. She wears a dark grey dress decorated with red details and a black jacket. When her evil outfit debuts after she was brainwashed by the Selfish King, her bow and details on her outfit are purple. Regina's eyes are normally blue, but when she is brainwashed or controlled by the red Royal Crystal, her eyes turn red. Her skin and hair even become pale once she is brainwashed.

Personality

Regina is selfish, vain, and spoiled. She treats everyone like peasants and hates anyone who is more beautiful than her. She threatens the Selfish Trio if they don't do what she wanted. She is also playful and tries to make Mana play with her.

At the end of the season, Regina is no longer evil and has become a friendlier person, despite still being a bit clingy.

Relationships

  • Aida Mana: Following the previous battle from episode 15, she takes an interest in Mana and befriends her. Throughout the series, she is manipulative and possessive towards Mana, refusing to let her hang out with her other friends.
  • Madoka Aguri: Both are sisters and rivals. Aguri is destined to fight Regina since they represent Princess Marie Ange's light and darkness. By the end of the season, they have made amends with each other.
  • Selfish King: Regina's father. He continually brainwashes her as he refuses to let Regina join the Cures.

Etymology

If the R and the I are removed from Regina, and remaining letters were read from the end, it would be read as "Ange". Regina also means queen in Latin which foreshadows that she is part of Marie Ange's soul.

History

First Appearance

Regina appears at the end of episode 12, commenting that the Cures will make fun playmates. In episode 13, she suddenly appears before the girls. Thinking she was the princess, the girls ask her if she liked roses. However, Regina clicks her fingers and the roses start to shrivel up and die. The girls get scared as Regina suddenly leaves. At the end of the episode, she approaches Bel, Marmo, and Ira, declaring that she's King Jikochuu's daughter and is here to help the Selfish Trio.

Meeting the Cures and Befriending Mana

She properly meets the Cures when she summons her first Jikochuu. After watching the Cures defeat her Jikochuu, she formally introduces herself, even telling them she is King Jikochuu's daughter which upsets Cure Sword. Regina then runs off with an interest in the Cures, especially Mana.

Because of her interest in Mana, Regina appeared once more while Mana was with her friends. Makoto recognizes Regina and tells Mana not to befriend her, however, Mana walks away with Regina, which angers Makoto. Regina drags Mana out of the school so they can play. As they hang out, Regina tells Mana to forget about her friends, but Mana disagrees. Regina gets angry and creates a Jikochuu to hurt Mana's friends. Mana catches up and transforms into Cure Heart to help defeat the Jikochuu. After everything went back to normal, Regina wonders it means to be a real friend.

The Crystals

After stumbling across the Marie Ange-like statue with Mana and her friends, Regina noticed a crystal on her chest. Taking an interest in it, Regina plucks the crystal off the statue, which in turns breaks the statue. As she admits to wanting to befriend Mana's friends as well, the crystal glows, making her eyes turn red. This is has Regina ask for the remaining crystals. Angry that the girls wouldn't hand them over, Regina turns the statue's creator into a Jikochuu. After a quick run in with Joe, Regina leaves with the red crystal. DDPC17

Regina came up with a game to play with the Cures, where the loser would have to hand over their crystals to the winner. Throughout the game Regina cheats and becomes upset when she realizes she lost. In one last desperate attempt, Regina creates a Jikochuu to steal the crystals, which works as the Cures go back home without them. Regina decides to appear in front of the girls with the crystals but she starts to talk, the crystals glow and fly away. DDPC19

While searching for the crystals, Regina comes across the Cures, in which Heart starts admitting her feelings towards her. Regina rejects Mana and summons a big snowball which Sword destroyed with Sparkle Sword. However, her attack also created a hole beneath Regina. As Regina fell, Heart grabs her hand, only to fall down with her. Regina wakes up in an ice cave to see the crystals in front of a frozen Marie Ange. When Mana wakes up, they talk about her recent behavior when the other Cures arrived. Before they could do anything, a Jikochuu appeared which the Cures easily defeated. But then Regina was taken away by the Bel, Ira and Marmo. DDPC20

Going back to the Trump Kingdom

The Trio captured Regina and was taken to Trump Kingdom. Regina got scolded by her father the Selfish King and then got electrocuted by him because of her close relationship to a Cure. The Cures arrived and were fighting Jikochuus. Then Cure Heart saw that Regina was hurt. Cure Heart arrived and helped her, then suddenly a spider Jikochuu came and made a hole in which Cure Heart and Regina were falling into. Cure Heart then hung by a thread as Regina had her arms wrapped around her neck to hold on to Cure Heart.

Cure Heart begins to quickly climb but is told by Regina to stop. This was due to the rope beginning to break. Regina asks what she is to Cure Heart, who replies that they're friends. Regina tells her about her feelings of Mana and Cure Heart replies that what she feels is love. then a single tear falls on her cheek and she says 'Mana, I love you.' Regina then lets go of Cure Heart and begins to fall into the magma, but Cure Heart didn't want it to happen and she caught Regina with her feet. Regina, seeing this, then got better, and broke the bind placed on her magic and then flew into the sky with Cure Heart. Then they got back and were fighting the Jikochuus. The Cures did their finishing attack, Lovely Force Arrow, and the Jikochuus were defeated. Jonathan got the frozen Marie Ange and everyone left. Regina came with the cures but she still thought of her father. DDPC21

Becoming Evil Again

As Regina left her father, she became worried and had thoughts of being bad again. But Mana said not to worry. She then invited her to come to her house. She ate with Mana's family, and she saw that Mana's family was kind. Regina was elated to eat with her family, but at the same time, she felt a curious pain in her heart. While they were in Mana's bedroom, they talked about her father, the Selfish King. Then at bedtime, Mana and Regina slept together. The next day, Regina and the others went to the beach and played together. After they did fun things, the Trio suddenly came to attack the Cures and take back Regina.

Then an illusion of the Selfish King then suddenly came and engulfed her inside a giant black tornado to have a chat with her. He wanted her to come back to him and break all her bonds with the Cures. Regina rejects initially, but he continues about all the pain she felt was caused by the Cures. She still does not buy into it, so the Selfish King zaps her dark lightning, turning her heart black with selfishness once again. Her usual red and black color scheme for her outfit turned into a black and purple one. The Cures noticed her change in appearance and realized that the Selfish King was controlling her. Regina fires away with her new found powers and completely dominates the Cures until suddenly one of her attacks are stopped right in its tracks by a new mysterious Cure. DDPC22

Cure Ace's Arrival

As Regina saw Cure Ace, she began attacking, however, she was no match for Ace, as Ace could dodge her attacks. Mana, seeing Regina get hurt by Ace, then started to cry. Finally, Ace almost purified Regina with Ace Shot. This attack made Regina weak, as she could not get up. Bel came and took her, but before she left, Mana came up to her. However, Regina suddenly began shouting at her and said that it was her fault for everything. Hearing this, Mana became disappointed at herself, and also began crying more. This made Ace confiscate her Lovead. Cure Ace told her once she knew how to act, she would get her Lovead back. Meanwhile, the Selfish King scolded the Trio and hired two new members while he put Regina in a coma-like state of sleep. DDPC23

The Return of Regina

Regina awakens from her slumber. DDPC37 She then continued her role as a second in command of the trio. DDPC38 Later on, Regina pulled the Miracle Dragon Glaive out.DDPC39 For the next few episodes, each of the Cures attempted to bring her back to the good side, and each time they got close to doing so, she still remains evil. In episode 45, she and Aguri revealed that they are light and darkness of Ange. She chose to side with her father to conquer the earth. When Heart made her feelings reach Regina, her father attacked Heart but was protected by Regina. Heart, Ace, and Regina try to make Selfish King remember love but he refused to listen.

The History of Regina and Aguri Revealed

Many years ago, Princess Marie Ange fell ill to a terminal disease. Only the Eternal Golden Crown, one of the Three Sacred Treasures, had the knowledge to save her. However, the crown is being used to imprison the evil sealed away by the legendary Pretty Cure. Desperate to save his daughter, the king of the Trump Kingdom stole the crown but was consumed by the evil and transformed into the Selfish King. Unable to fight her father, Princess Marie Ange broke her heart into two parts. The part that loves her father, her darkness, and the part that wants to protect her people, her light. Ange's body was then transformed into an egg which will later be born as Ai. The darkness of Ange's heart went back to the Selfish King and was reborn as Regina while the light was reborn as Madoka Aguri and was sent to earth.

Saving The King

After discovering that she loves not only her father but also her friends, Regina teams up with the Pretty Cure in order to save her father who is trapped inside the heart of the Selfish King. Together with her biological sisters Madoka Aguri and Ai, Regina was able to help the king regain his love and free him. But before the Pretty Cure can celebrate, Bel arrives and absorbs the remaining evil of the Selfish King.

Epilogue

It is revealed in the last episode that she transfers to Oogai First Middle School. Even though Regina is not an official Cure, she seems to be part of the Doki Doki! Pretty Cure team at the end of episode 49.

Abilities

Her powers are shown in episode 15. She can turn people into Jikochuu by finding people's hidden selfishness rather than acting when the thoughts come to the surface, as the other villains do. She is able to color a person's Psyche black when she summons a Jikochuu.

To summon a Jikochuu, Regina first tilts her head, jumps and twirls a little, and then jumps again before summoning dark energy. She then shoots it out of her finger towards a heart to paint it black, thus summoning a Jikochuu.

In episode 39 Regina achieves the powers of the Miracle Dragon Glaive after it responds to the love she has toward her father. The spear is fueled by Regina's love. It can (at full power) propel massive jolts of energy that take the form of a dragon.

Although not a power used in combat, Regina (like Madoka Aguri) can grow older for a short period of time due to the amount of love she receives and emits.

Songs

Regina's voice actor, Watanabe Kumiko has participated in one image song for the character she voices.

Trivia

  • Regina shares her voice actress with Natsuki Yu.
  • Regina was believed to be Cure Ace by many of the fans before Cure Ace's true identity was revealed.
    • This is because each of the Royal Crystals has a color matching the Doki Doki! Cures. The first three Royal Crystals were found in an episode that revolves around a Cure. The Cure that matched the Crystal was involved in finding it.
      • Alice won the Yellow Rose that had the yellow Royal Crystal.
      • The Karuta Queen gave Rikka two sets of Karuta cards that had the blue Royal Crystal. 
      • Ootori Tamaki gives Makoto her battered script as thanks, the script had the purple Royal Crystal.
    • Since Regina was involved in finding the red Royal Crystal (by breaking a statue) and was the only girl wearing red, fans believed that Regina would be the next Cure.
  • Regina ranked as the 15th top anime character in Animage's December 2013 issue.

Gallery

Main page: Regina/Image Gallery

References

VTEDoki Doki! Pretty Cure characters
Cures Aida Mana/Cure HeartHishikawa Rikka/Cure DiamondYotsuba Alice/Cure RosettaKenzaki Makoto/Cure SwordMadoka Aguri/Cure AceCure EmpressCure MagicianCure Priestess
Mascots SharuruRaquelLanceDabyiAiMelan
Villains Selfish King/Trump KingReginaIraMarmoBelLevaGulaLustGomaJikochuu
Others Princess Marie AngeMichikoSebastianOkada JoeAida AyumiAida KentaroBando SokichiHishikawa RyokoHishikawa YuuzouYotsuba IchiroYotsuba SeijiYotsuba ShoukoYotsuba HiromichiMadoka MariNikaidou TakuyaMomota TsubasaYashima ChihiroJuujou HiroshiSaotome JunItsutsuboshi ReinaOotori TamakiKaruta QueenMorimoto EruMr. Kido
Movie only MarshMannequin CarmineSilver ClockPurple BuggyBando Isuzu/BebelMaroClarinet
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