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A candidate (装者 Sousha?, lit. "dressed person") is someone with the ability to harmonize with relic fragments and form Symphogear. With the power of song and the aid of Symphogear, they are able to fight and destroy Noise.
List of candidates
These characters can use relic fragments by singing without the need for LiNKER, and can also use, wield, or activate full relics.
These characters can only use the relic fragments with the aid of LiNKER, or full relics which don't require song to be used.
- Kanade Amou
- Maria Cadenzavna Eve
- Shirabe Tsukuyomi
- Kirika Akatsuki
- Miku Kohinata
- Carol Malus Dienheim
- In the fandom, the candidates are sometimes referred to as the "attuned", a made-up term created by one of the groups that fansubbed the series. "Harmonizer" has also been used by fans. "Candidate", however, is the term used in official translations.
- The kanji "装" is also used in words relating to "equipment" and "armor".
- Every student at Lydian Academy is in fact a possible candidate for a relic.