Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were five girls who had saved the world from an eventual Bad End. An evil emperor named Pierrot had brought the peaceful world of Marchenland to its ruin, and sought to destroy the world with his wretched power and intent to spread despair to all. With the help of his subordinates, Joker and the Bad End Generals, he had almost accomplished his nefarious goals, but the five girls, each representing the five lights hope that guided mankind towards a brighter future, banded together and became the Smile PreCure.
Miyuki Hoshizora, a bright-eyed transfer student to Rainbow Hills middle school, answered the call to awaken as Cure Happy. With her PreCure Happy Shower, Happy took on the responsibility of becoming the leader of her group, bringing together the hopes and fears of her newfound friends and PreCure allies and banding them into a single light of hope.
Miyuki, who grew up searching for her Ultra Happy, had eventually learned through her trials that the happiness that she was searching for was something that she always felt whenever she was with her friends. It was with the miracle of the Ultra Happy that Cure Happy was able to summon the strength to overcome despair.
Akane Hino was the second girl to awaken as the legendary warrior, PreCure. She loved volleyball, okonomiyaki, comedy, and treasured everything that she held dear to her heart, including her friends, old and new. As Cure Sunny, Akane stoked the fire of passion and shone brighter than any sun in the galaxy.
With her Sunny Fire, this PreCure imposed her feelings of warmth and friendship with everyone, friend and foe alike. No matter the situation, she would always keep a glowing smile that could not be ignored, and during times when she was down, she was never out. Akane Hino was the brilliant sun, and her hot-blooded power would never burn out.
Shy and unconfident, Yayoi Kise was the third girl to become a Smile PreCure. Unlike any of the other girls, she was the least likely type of person to summon the strength of a legendary warrior like those before her. Even after answering the call to become Cure Peace, she was still timid to use her powers such as Peace Thunder, but with the support of her friends, she was able to take on the responsibility of the superheroes that she adored while growing up.
Yayoi loved superheroes, and it was by becoming Cure Peace that she had the chance to live out the ideals of those she idolized, like her original manga creation, Miracle Peace. The heroines she created were strong and full of love, and the feelings that she put into bringing Miracle Peace, she was able to return the love she received from her friends and family, including her late father. As a Smile PreCure, Yayoi had found her own inner-peace and inner-power, and helped defeat Emperor Pierrot. Rock, paper, scissors, Cure Peace was a hero.
Nao Midorikawa, the eldest of seven children, was a role model to her siblings, and was looked up to by her friends and classmates. As the ace of her soccer team, she ran like the wind that would become the source of her power as Cure March. She soon discovered her powers and used her abilities to spread her ideals of justice and strengthen the bond between herself and her family and friends. She was bold and courageous, but was still as vulnerable as those she swore to protect.
She had a peculiar fear of heights and bugs, but most importantly, she was afraid of losing those she shared bonds with. At times, she crumbled under her own pressure to protect those bonds, but she persisted. She was Cure March, and she found strength not only through those she protected, but those who protected her in return. She kept her chin up and kept marching towards that hopeful future. As long as she still stood, her bonds would never break, and against Pierrot, Nao was unbreakable.
Reika Aoki was a beautiful girl with an even more beautiful heart. The head of her class as both a leader and academic, she was intelligent and had a bright future ahead of her. The only thing that stood in her way of that bright future was the path that was required in order to get there. As Cure Beauty, she saw many different ways that she could take, but which one would she take?
Reika’s journey towards the future that was waiting for her was perilous, and filled with doubt, but she was never alone; she continued blazing forward through the paths that she had seen, guided by the arrow of her Beauty Blizzard. She struck down Pierrot with her utmost force and that of the Smile PreCure, and continued on in the path that she chose, one that involved traveling with her friends.
All five of them together, they became Smile PreCure, and combined their hearts into one, summoning the ultimate power to defeat the ultimate despair. And even though they had saved the world like countless PreCure before them, they couldn’t truly become Smile PreCure without first experiencing sorrow and sadness. Tears were shed over the loss of parents, over the loss of bonds, over the loss of friends, over the eventual bad end that waited for them and the rest of the world, both their own and that of Marchenland.
It was an end that they didn’t want, and this generation of PreCure overcame their hardships with their steadfast true smile, which shone brightly as the light that would guided the world out of the depths of despair, and restored a hopeful future once again. With Pierrot defeated, the world was returned to what exactly what it was in the beginning, to what it was supposed to be.
And the girls returned to being girls, but stronger than they were when they first met. Their experience as legendary warriors would be remembered forever in their own hearts, knowing that they had done something that could only be told in fairy tales. With everyone smiling and ultra-happy, the Smile PreCure lived happily ever after.