Nanoha Takamachi
Nanoha Takamachi
Character profile
FamilyTakamachi family
StudyPrivate Kaisei Elementary School
Brave Duel
Primary avatarSacred
Av. custom or versionWhite[1]
DeviceRaising Heart
Energy colorPink
(なのなの Nano Nano)
Duel nameShooting-Type Magical Girl
TeamT&H Elements
PositionCentre Guard[2]
Japanese name高町なのは
(Takamachi Nanoha)
First app.INNOCENT (ch.0)

Nanoha Takamachi (高町なのは Takamachi Nanoha) is the title heroine of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT media. Originating in the visual novel Triangle Heart 3, she became the star of her own anime series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, before appearing in the INNOCENT spin-off series.

Name[edit | edit source]

Although not explicitly claimed by herself, Nanoha is titled in INNOCENTS (ch.2) as "Shooting-Type Magical Girl" (射撃系魔法少女 Shageki Kei Mahō Shōjo), along Vita Yagami titled as "Knight of the Iron Hammer".

Personality[edit | edit source]

Nanoha is a friendly and outgoing hard-worker, but there are times that she becomes spacey.[3]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Nanoha is a 4th grade elementary school student from Private Kaisei Elementary School, Uminari City. Although not good at sports, she knows a bit about kendo as her brother and sister are interested in and practising it.[3]

In INNOCENT (ch.1), along her classmates Suzuka Tsukimura and Arisa Bunnings, she becomes a Duelist at Hobby Shop T&H.

Brave Duel Powers[edit | edit source]

Nanoha wielding Raising Heart in her Sacred type avatar

Nanoha names her Device, originally coded RH-01, as Raising Heart. Unlike Suzuka and Arisa, her personal card does not specialise in any elemental attributes, but Raising Heart comments that she has the talent of "flying in the sky."[1]

Avatar[edit | edit source]

Nanoha's primary avatar is Sacred type, which is superior at defense and mobility.[3] Although not customised, the white color version of Sacred type is considered to be super rare, as commented by Vita[1] and Hayate.

In INNOCENT (ch.13), by rerising up with a Rank R card of Fate Testarossa, Nanoha performs a Rerise Unison that turns her Sacred type avatar into the Excia Black (エクシアブラック Ekushia Burakku) version,[4] which boosts speed and specialises in lightning-based skills.

Besides the above, Nanoha also uses some other avatars and Devices in the game. The table below summarises the known combinations:

Avatar types Versions/Customs Devices used Description
Sacred II
ST Blue (Exelion Mode)
Raising Heart
Sacred Heart
Lucky Shooter [Blue]
Lightning Black
Excia Black (Exelion Mode)
Raising Heart [Black]
RH Driver
Lucky Shooter [Red]
Modified with avatar colors of Fate Testarossa. Specialised in lightning-based skills.
[White] (Force-Style) Raising Heart (Force-Style)
Strike Cannon
Lord Of Glory Monochrome & Gold Schwertkreuz Primary avatar of Hayate Yagami, wings modified with her pink energy color.
Sacred Blue Schwertkreuz Further modified with avatar colors of her own self.
Non-duel avatar Snow Trident

Skills[edit | edit source]

Notable skills used by Nanoha include:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MGLN INNOCENT, chapter 1.
  2. MGLN INNOCENTS, chapter 6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 MGLN INNOCENT, official website.
  4. MGLN INNOCENT, Vol.3 appendix. Exelion Black (エクセリオンブラック Ekuserion Burakku) is also used in an earlier card of this variation.
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