|“||Yeah, well you're acting just like Tyson!||”|
Hilary Tachibana (立花 ヒロミ Tachibana Hiromi) is one of the deuteragonists in the Original Series, consisting of Beyblade: V-Force and Beyblade: G-Revolution. She is a member of the G-Revolutions and the BBA Revolution. She does not have a Bit-Beast and is primarily their manager and voice of reason of the team.
She has been called cute by both Kenny and Max, but she doesn't take much notice of this. In V-Force she wears a pink shirt with a black tank top inside. She has a short white skirt with red sneakers. She has brown hair up to her shoulders and ruby eyes.
In G-Revolution, her eyes become brown, but her hair style is the same with a short ponytail. She wears a short orange coat with a blue top underneath. She wears a yellow skirt and orange sneakers.
In the BEGA saga, her outfit changes to that of a black t-shirt with blue denim shorts, short brown boots with yellow laces and a similar orange jacket with yellow outlines instead of white and a hood.
Personality & Characteristics
Hilary was introduced as cute but stubborn as a mule and a tomboy.
At times, Hilary can be loud, bossy and a born leader which most likely resulted from her position as the president of her class. She takes this position very seriously and uses it to her full advantage. She's not afraid to argue with Tyson, and does seem to a lot in the second season. Because she is the class president, she is able to sway the class anyway she wants and make them do anything, such as making Tyson stay after school and clean the classroom all by himself.
Underneath her tough facade, she is a kind and caring individual who is fiercely loyal to her friends. Before meeting the Bladebreakers, she had friends but was not that close to anyone.
Hilary calms down a lot in G-Revolution and acts more responsible and mature, but is more violent. She also begins to reveal more of her feminine side.
She takes care of Daichi and Tyson. Daichi likes to call her "Grandma." It is hinted that she has a small crush on Tyson.
Hilary struggled to understand Beyblade at first and could not even see Bit-Beasts to begin with as she didn't understand the concept of a Fighting Spirit. This was not uncommon as to most who watch the sport of Beyblading, few can see a Bit-Beast and Beyblades normally appear as though they are just acting erratic. She managed to finally be able to see them after determination and was even the first person to spot one the "invisible" Saint Shields Bit-Beasts.
Over the course of V-Force she became both a cheerleader and a secondary trainer at times. It was her routine that lead them to be able to control the new Magnacore System, her idea was that the boys should simply go back to basics. While offended at first, Kai eventually tried it and found she was correct, the boys soon followed his lead and apologised for their criticism in her. This basic routine was even demonstrated by the boys in G-Revolution. She also had a side role of keeping Tyson in check at times.
One thing she isn't, is a Blader. In G-Revolution, she stole Hopper and failed at using it. The blade bounced everywhere starting all those in the bus.
Hilary is class rep at the school she attends and a model student, the same school that Tyson and Kenny attend. The 3 are also in the same class. In regards to Tyson, she looks down upon him for his constant lateness and his poor excuses for being late. When she was late herself once, she stated she at least had a reason for it. Later on she is less on his case but still makes sure he does things like his homework (which he often slacks on).
A running gag in the G-Revolution season is that she is not good at cooking. She got angry when Tyson had a bad dream about her and spoke of her horrible cooking in his sleep.
The Wicked Witch of the Eighth Grade
Ever since Tyson's victory in the World Championships, Tyson has been missing school and getting late for class every day. Much to Hilary's anger, she raises her voice in front of the class and tells how Tyson has been being a jerk ever since he won the World Championships. Then she states that he should just stay home and play his "stupid game". Hilary then requests that Tyson should clean the class for the rest of the week every day; and all the students agree on it, much to Tyson's dismay.
At first, Hilary didn't like Beyblading or Beyblades (calling it a "stupid toy"); but after hanging out with Tyson and Kenny, she begins to warm up to it. Hilary then becomes quick friends with the Bladebreakers, and is one of the few people who is able to keep Tyson in line. Later, she becomes determined to see Bit-Beasts, but was finally able to see them in Ray's battle with Joseph.
She was even called clever by Kenny after she suggested that they ask Mr. Dickenson about the mysterious Bladers that they ran into earlier. Later, when they were trapped on an island, Hilary suggested that they go to the lighthouse because there might be a way to communicate with someone and get help there, but since Tyson wanted to actually go through the island and fight all the Bladers, they split up into two groups: Hilary, Kenny, and Kai in the first group, and Tyson, Ray, and Max in the second group. Not surprisingly, Hilary and the group reached the lighthouse before Tyson and his group defeated all the Beybladers. They successfully contacted Mr. Dickenson, then went off to go find Tyson.
She also recommended the two teams for the second World Championship, which worked out well basing them on their personalities.
Hilary is still their manager and, besides Kenny, is the only one that sticks by Tyson even after everyone else leaves. The team is eventually reunited once the BEGA League begins to take control of Beyblading and the BBA.
- "That was rude!"
- "Maybe he likes me after all." (Thinking about Tyson in V-Force)
- "I have plenty of heart!"
- "I can't believe we got kicked out. How embarrassing is that? Now what?"
- "Like this?"
- "Tyson, stop being such a bully!"
- "Oh, Bit Beast, oh, Bit Beast, oh, Bit Beast, oh, Bit Beast, oh Bit Beast..."
- "Hey, take that back...NOW!"
- "Wow! That's so deep! For a minute there, you sounded...smart."
- "Quit clowning around."
- "One day, Tyson's head is going to explode."
- (screams) "It's the curse of the Egyptian prince, Tuku!"
- "You're an idiot, Tyson!"
- "You're not professional bladers, but you seem to be professional bullies."
For a full gallery of images of Hilary Tachibana, see Hilary Tachibana/Gallery.
- Hilary is the only girl to join the Bladebreakers, but is not an official member of the team.
- Hilary is one of the only main characters from V-Force who reappeared in G-Revolution.
- Though, the rest of the V-Force Bladers appear in the Japanese exclusive ending, and some have cameos in the Japanese Qualifiers.
- Hilary and Kenny are the only people not to get a "tribute" in the Metal Saga.
- She was most likely a nod back to Kurumi, the girl who accomplice Tyson on his journey in Jisedai Begoma Battle Beyblade and had just started getting into Beyblade at the time of the game.