The characters from ''Manga/BreakBlade''.

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[[folder:Krisna]]
!!Rygart Arrow
-> Voiced by: Creator/SoichiroHoshi (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)

The protagonist of the story. Both as an UnSorcerer and a poor farmer who had to withdraw from military academy in the past due to lack of funds, Rygart leads a simple life with few opportunities. His life changes, however, when Hodr summons him to the capital and it's discovered that he's the only one capable of piloting the ancient Golem, Delphine.
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* AntiHero: Seems to be heading in this direction.
* BadDreams: He's seen at least once having a dream about [[spoiler:apologizing to Girge for the latter's death]].
* BerserkButton: Borcuse [[spoiler: killing Girge]] serves as one, later on. The deed itself sends him slightly over the edge but Borcuse taunting him with it...well, it did not end well for him.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Don't mess with Regatz.
* BlessedWithSuck
* BrokenAce: After he defeats [[spoiler:General Borcuse]], he becomes rather popular and is considered a hero. He... definitely doesn't think of himself that way, especially thanks to [[spoiler:Girge's death]].
* TheCallPutMeOnHold: Though, truth be told, he's fine with that.
* [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass: After Girge's death]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Between his status as an UnSorcerer and the guilt that's piled up on him over the war, Rygart's self-esteem isn't too great.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He chose not to pursue Sigyn during their academy days and let her end up with Hodr, realizing that he had nothing to offer her as a poor farmer and an UnSorcerer.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:Blames himself heavily for Girge's death]].
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Gets really into the thought of killing Borcuse after Girge sacrifices himself and if executed for him.]]
** AndThisIsFor: A special case. [[spoiler: When he finally kills Borcuse, against orders and [[IShallTauntYou after Borcuse tells him with the fact that he knew Girge wasn't the Delphine's pilot]] no less, he yells so loud that everyone can hear him: "I have done it! I've DONE it!! GIRGE!!!!"]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JerkassFacade: He prefers responding to negative feelings by acting like an asshole than admitting that he's upset.
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad: When he kills General Borcuse]].
* LovableCoward: At first.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: So, Rygart, you just saved a seemingly-innocent girl from getting shot by a random person? Great, now [[spoiler:get thrown in prison because her guard thinks you're suspicious]]!
* NominalHero: At worst.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Initially refuses to join the military, before relenting.
* [[spoiler:RevengeBeforeReason: During his fight against Borcuse, he's more interested in avenging Girge's death than doing what's best for his country.]]
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage: The war wears down on him heavily, with Girge's death briefly sending him over the edge. The worst of it shows in his fight against Borcuse, after which he calms down]].
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:The only one who knew that Zess was originally an assassin after Hodr back in the academy]].
* StepfordSmiler: He's starting to show shades of this after, again, [[spoiler:Girge's death]], with his friends trying to figure out how okay he really is.
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:The army, for all intents and purposes, fired him out of concern for his emotional stability]]. Being the protagonist, this obviously didn't last long.
* TookALevelInBadass
* UnSorcerer: TropeNamer.

!!Sigyn Erster
-> Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (JP), Creator/EmilyNeves (EN)

A friend of Rygart from military academy. Currently married to Hodr and thus the queen of Krisna, though she is in love with, in fact, Rygart. She spends most of her time doing research or work with the royal engineers.
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* {{Bookworm}}
* CannotSpitItOut: Her feelings towards Rygart, although by the present, she ''is'' technically married already. [[spoiler:At least until chapter 57]].
* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:When Athens captures her]].
* DoesntLikeGuns: [[spoiler:Hence why hers is just for show and doesn't contain any bullets]].
* TheEngineer: No physical capability whatsoever, but you can thank her for plenty of the work on the Golems.
* FriendlyEnemy: She gets along very well with Cleo [[spoiler:while the latter is held prisoner]].
* HappilyMarried: Averted. She only married Hodr in hopes of Rygart would do something about it. While she doesn't hate Hodr, it's clear she only thinks of him as a friend and doesn't even wear her wedding ring.
* ModestRoyalty: [[spoiler:Until her divorce.]]
* MsFanservice
* NotSoStoic: Mostly around/regarding Rygart.
* PerpetualFrowner
* RagsToRoyalty: She was a commoner before marrying Hodr.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* WhenSheSmiles: By no means is Sigyn unattractive, but when she smiles in Ch. 57, the soldiers definitely take notice.
* {{Workaholic}}: Not as bad as Hodr, but her focus is her work. She even once locked herself up in the school lab for three days without eating or drinking, according to Rygart.
* WrenchWench
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her civilian outfits tend to sport this.

!!Hodr
-> Voiced by: YuuichiNakamura (JP), Kalob Martinez (EN)

Another one of Rygart's old friends and the current king of Krisna.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Almost eternally mild-mannered, so if he expresses rage, you know the situation's bad or he's ''really'' pissed off.
* HappilyMarried: Averted along with his wife. While Hodr clearly still loves her, he's accepted that she'll never see him as anything more than a friend. He's even stopped wearing his ring.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He's still in love with Sigyn, but chooses to act like he's lost interest in favour of supporting her and Rygart together.
* NiceGuy
* RebelPrince: During his academy days, he would apparently slack off and receive failing grades because he didn't want to become king.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* TheWisePrince
* {{Workaholic}}

!!General Baldr Albatross
-> Voiced by: Masashi Sugawara (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)

One of the highly respected Generals of Krisna and Girge's father. He acts as a mentor figure towards Rygart, as the latter adjusts to the life of war.
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* MarriedToTheJob: He notes that he didn't get to spend much time with Girge due to being a General.
* ParentsAsPeople: He does care about Girge, but ultimately has to prioritize his duties as a soldier and therefore didn't make for a very good father while Girge was growing up and has to acknowledge that, son or not, Girge is a threat to everyone around him.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Rygart [[spoiler:which Girge most certainly takes note of]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ShootTheHostage: Did this in the past, [[spoiler:with the hostage being Girge]].
* TheStoic

!!General Thor
-> Voiced by: KenichiOgata (JP), Creator/ChrisAyres (EN)

Another one of the respected Generals of Krisna and Narvi's superior.
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* FriendToAllChildren: His greatest redeeming quality.
* GeneralFailure
* HotBlooded
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To Narvi and, to an extent, Nile as well.
* PetTheDog: He's done a lot for orphanages, hence why Narvi adores him.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:This is what Nile tells Narvi, knowing that she'd be devastated to hear that he's dead]].
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]

!!Narvi Stryze
-> Voiced by: Creator/MarinaInoue (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN)

A soldier of Krisna. She's put in charge of her own squad, which includes Rygart--much to Narvi's frustration, given his insubordination.
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* ActionGirl
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BareYourMidriff: In her street clothes.
* DefiantToTheEnd: See FacingTheBulletsOneLiner below.
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: When cornered by soldiers of Athens. She's then immediately saved by General Baldr, but it's the thought that counts.
--> "With my heroic name, I won't yield to some morally degenerate cavalry! Go to hell!"
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To Loggin, after [[spoiler:Girge's death]].
* GlorySeeker: Has some shades of this in the beginning, as she wants to look good to impress General True.
* HairDecorations
* MementoMacguffin: Her hair clip was a gift from General True from years ago.
* OneOfTheBoys
* OrphansOrdeal: Her devotion to General True comes from being an orphan and therefore viewing him as a father figure.
* SheCleansUpNicely: She sports a frilly dress during a party, much to Nile's amusement and the other soldiers' awe.
* TheSquadette
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyishPonytail
* {{Tsundere}}
* ZettaiRyouiki: In her formal wear.

!!Nile Stryze
-> Voiced by: MinoruShiraishi (JP), Dylan Godwin (EN), Andrew Love (EN)

Narvi's older brother and a member of her team.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown
* CrazyJealousGuy: PlayedForLaughs. He's got a thing for Sigyn, and thus declares that Rygart can't be forgiven when there are rumours that Sigyn [[spoiler:ran off to be with him]].
* WorthyOpponent: To Io in the anime.

!!Loggin G. Garf Ensans
-> Voiced by: Tomoya Kawai (JP), Creator/DavidMatranga (EN)

The third member of Narvi's squad. He specializes in sniping.
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* ColdSniper: Though he's stoic, not callous.
* FaceOfAThug
* GentleGiant
* TeamDad: Loggin serves as this for Narvi's squad, at least in the anime.
* TheQuietOne
* TheStoic


!!Girge G. Ledo Le Albatross
-> Voiced by: KosukeToriumi (JP), Corey Hartzog (EN)

General Baldr's son. Though initially in prison, he's released due to his skill and put in Narvi's squad.
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* AcePilot: To call him an "Ace" does not even begin to touch it.
* AntiHero: Type V.
* {{Badass}}: Is he ''ever''. It's the only reason he's allowed on the team.
* {{Bishonen}}: The most prominent example of the whole series. Goes hand in hand with...
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Even Narvi is not immune to his good looks.
* BloodKnight
* BrokenAce
* DeathSeeker[=/=]NotAfraidToDie: Rygart thinks he might be the former, though it seems less that Girge actively wants to die and more so that he just doesn't care about living (or much of anything) anymore.
* DissonantSerenity
* EvilRedhead
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* FreudianExcuse
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam / RedemptionEqualsDeath: He shows signs of changing after Rygart gets through to him, expressing some loyalty and friendship towards him--but then they're captured and Girge sacrifices himself for the other man before anything worthwhile can come out of it]].
* HandicappedBadass: Fighting with a one-legged and one-armed Golem didn't make him any less {{Badass}}. In fact, he [[WorfEffect destroyed an elite troop of five]] with it.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: When he and the others are captured, he claims to be Rygart and is executed in his place]].
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MilitaryBrat: An [[AxCrazy ax-crazed]] BloodKnight example.
* NervesOfSteel
* OneManArmy
* PsychoForHire
* PunchClockHero
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SociopathicHero
* SpecsOfAwesome: He handicapped eight Golems, killed a ninth, and after one year in prison [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''creamed'' an elite troop of five with a handicapped Golem]]. He [[UnflinchingWalk didn't get to keep it, though.]]
* StoicSpectacles
* TeamKiller
* TokenEvilTeammate: Wouldn't even be there if it wasn't for his [[AcePilot insane piloting skills]].
* VillainProtagonist: At times.
* WellDoneSonGuy: For General Baldr, as becomes obvious when he [[spoiler:dies for Rygart, believing that Rygart will be a better son for General Baldr than Girge himself could ever be by this point]].

!!Regatz Arrow
-> Voiced by: MasumiAsano (JP), Larry Christian (EN)

Rygart's younger brother who, like him, is unable to manipulate quartz.
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* SugarAndIcePersonality: He's noted by the other villagers to be rather gloomy and cold, but he's got a heart of gold where it counts.
* UnSorcerer
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[[folder:Athens]]
!!Zess
-> Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiKamiya (JP), Leraldo Anzaldua (EN)

Rygart, Sigyn, and Hodr's old friend from military academy, and the younger brother of the Secretary of War of the Commonwealth of Athens. Despite his past friendship with the others, he is now their enemy.
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* AcePilot
* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBoast: During his academy days:
--> "If you stay within 10 meters of me, no one will pick a fight with you. Just don't get any closer than three meters."
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Was supposed to assassinate Hodr during their academy days but eventually came to see him as a friend]].
* BigBrotherWorship: He'll do ''anything'' for his brother, thanks to an immense sense of guilt.
* BrokenAce
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong: He's been working against Krisna from the very beginning, back during their time in the academy]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Not ''evil'' by any means, but in the past, he was strongly against war, making it a surprise to Rygart, Hodr, and Sigyn that he seems to have changed his mind out of loyalty to his brother. [[spoiler:And he might not have been so against conflict in the first place--see EvilAllAlong]].
* HappilyMarried
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: More so in the past, as he seems to have mellowed out by the present. On the other hand...
* JerkassFacade: He's very determined to cut off all ties with Rygart and co.
* OnlySaneMan: Between him, Rygart, and Hodr during their academy days.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:As Rygart seriously injures him, he's forced to stay behind in Athens and recuperate for a large portion of the story]].
* TheStoic
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Again, not so much anymore.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After becoming Chief General.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Towards his older brother.

!!Cleo Saburafu
-> Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN)

A member of Zess's team. She hails from a family of prominent female soldiers.
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* AntiVillain
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BreakTheCutie: She doesn't handle her comrades' deaths too well, though she seems to have recovered.
* ChildSoldier
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DoesntLikeGuns: Because they make it harder for her to disable an enemy Golem without killing its pilot.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Sigyn, despite her initial reservations.
* GeniusDitz: Not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but a competent soldier--at least, when pushed far enough.
* UnstoppableRage
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She's twelve.

!!Lee
-> Voiced by: YukoKaida (JP), Creator/MaggieFlecknoe (EN)

Part of Zess's squad and a friend of Cleo's who despises Krisna.
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* AntiVillain: Despite her unpleasant attitude, she sincerely believes Krisna are the scum of the earth who committed brutal war crimes against Athens.
* [[spoiler:BetterToDieThanBeKilled]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]

!!General Borcuse
-> Voiced by: Creator/KazuyaNakai (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)

An infamous General of Athens, due to his ruthlessness in war. While initially under house arrest due to committing war crimes, he is released to fight against Krisna.
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* ColonelKilgore: Whilst he has no particular grudge against his enemy, and usually treats war with cool professionalism, he gets ''really'' fired up when it looks like he might be up against a WorthyOpponent.
* CombatTentacles: His Golem has a pair of them, each shaped to resemble a scorpion's tail.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* DeadGuyOnDisplay: Since he's especially fond of using fear as a weapon against his enemies, this is a favourite tactic.
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Even after his Golem is wrecked, he gets out of the cockpit and empties his sidearm into the Delphine until Rygert squashes him.]]
* EyePatchOfPower
* EyeScream: He lost his eye in the past when a child shot through it, due to his own reluctance to kill him.
* FourStarBadass
* IShallTauntYou: [[spoiler:Purposely provokes Rygart into killing him by bringing up Girge]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MultiMeleeMaster: His Golem has an astonishing number of hidden weapons under its cloak. He's skilled with all of them.
* NecessaryEvil: How he views the atrocities he commits - in his mind, they just happen to be the fastest and most efficient way to permanently end a conflict.
* PetTheDog: In spite of how cruel he is willing to be in the war, he sincerely loves his daughter.

!!Colonel Io
-> Voiced by: TakumaTerashima (JP), David Wald (EN)

General Borcuse's second-in-command.
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* AntiVillain
* DeathSeeker: General Borcuse suggests that he might be one.
* FaceOfAThug
* GentleGiant
* SurvivorGuilt: He isn't too good at handling the death of his fellow soldiers, to the point where he [[spoiler:leaves from the military after General Borcuse's death]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Leto's reaction to him [[spoiler:resigning from the military]].
* WorthyOpponent: To Nile in the anime.

!!Niko
-> Voiced by: Creator/RyokoShiraishi (JP), Creator/MelissaDavis (EN)

One of General Borcuse's subordinate, though her loyalties lie with Colonel Io.
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* AxCrazy
* BerserkButton: Bringing up her real age is not the smartest idea ever.
* BreakTheHaughty: Badass with an attitude, is defeated easily by Girche ''twice.'' After which she finds and tries to [[spoiler: kill Narvi by surprise, and subsequently gets nailed when Narvi sees her reflection.]]
* DarkActionGirl
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Not that she's even a child, but.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Her cute, innocent appearance contrasts sharply with her Golem, a towering brute with terrifying-looking serrated pincer-arms.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's actually twenty-five, despite looking like she's twelve.
* ThirdPersonPerson: When she's playing up the cutesy act.
* UndyingLoyalty: She's very fond of Colonel Io.
* WorfEffect: See Break the Haughty.
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