[[folder: Introduced in ''DonPachi'']]
->"I will not think about this. I am of the [=DonPachi=] Corps. [[StealthPun I fly like a bee from the orders of my leaders]]."

The Pilot is the PlayerCharacter. The Pilot is not portrayed in official art until ''Saidaioujou'', where they are dressed in a purple bodysuit with a purple helmet.

* AcePilot: The only reason why in every single game, [[ItsUpToYou the Pilot is singled out]] to destroy whatever attacking force the [=DonPachi=] Corps is up against.
* BlindObedience: Piloting skills aside, this is the ''only'' outstanding trait of the Pilot: their willingness to follow the orders of the [=DonPachi=] Corps without question.
* TheEveryman: The Pilot's BlindObedience to the [=DonPachi=] Corps defines them as much as their ability to fly a CoolPlane through walls of bullets.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: Cave has never released any official art of the Pilot until ''Saidaioujou''...and even then, the Pilot's true appearance is hidden by the full helmet and bodysuit they wear. The only characteristics that can be gathered from whatever official art Cave has released of the Pilot is that they have a flat chest and are apparently quite tall.
* TheMaster: The Element Dolls in ''[=SaiDaiOuJou=]'' refer to the Pilot as this.
* OneManArmy: Nothing can stop the Pilot from fulfilling their orders. ''Nothing''.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Pilot is always addressed as "Master" by the Element Doll flying with them. Very rarely is the Pilot addressed by any other name by anyone else.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Wears a full-body purple bodysuit with a matching full helmet in ''Saidaioujou'' and is an AcePilot.
* ShoutOut: In ''Saidaioujou'', they bear a passing resemblance to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA-01]].
* StealthPun: Especially obvious in ''Saidaioujou'' (if you can read Japanese or find [[http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45983&start=57 a translation]] of the game's text), where the Pilot outright refuses to care about what would happen to the citizens of the City of Ideal if the computer at the center of it is destroyed and refuses to think about the implications of the transmission from an unknown source [[spoiler:if the player does not encounter Hibachi at the end of the game]]. The BulletHell genre, which the entire ''[=DonPachi=]'' series falls under, is a sub-genre of the ShootEmUp, of which many of the most successful games in this genre either have an ExcusePlot or no plot. The ShootEmUp was one of the most popular VideoGame genres back in the late eighties and nineties. Yes, the Pilot is a TakeThat at everyone who either PlayTheGameSkipTheStory or feel that a poor plot, or lack of it, does not diminish the game's quality. [[ThisLoserIsYou Which is almost everyone, at one point or another.]]
* TomatoSurprise: In ''[=DonPachi=]'', after clearing the first loop, he reveals that his training involves [[spoiler:the ordered slaughter of his fellow military forces.]]

-> "3, 2, 1, GO!"
-> '''Voiced by:''' Eriko Yamana (''[=DaiFukkatsu=]''), Creator/AsamiShimoda (''[=SaiDaiOuJou=]'')

The Operator has never been named anything other than "Operator" although in ''[=SaiDaiOuJou=]'' she at least has a face. In ''[=DonPachi=]'' and ''Daioujou'', the operator was a very excited man.

* AnnouncerChatter
* DangerDeadpan: In the English dub, her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr-OLZmKZ_I&t=1m57s response]] to [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss Colonel Longhena]] marking the transport ship you're on for destruction]] is a lot more stoic than her Japanese-language counterpart. ''Even when [[spoiler:a huge laser strikes the ship.]]''
* GratuitousEnglish:
--> "Jumpu Gaato karade masu!"
--> "Bombu, stocku desu!"
--> "Extendo shimashita!"
--> "OK, goodo lucku!"
* MissionControl
* VerbalTic: "Just a couple more shots desu!"
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection
* ZettaiRyouiki: This isn't obvious in-game, but the Operator in ''Saidaioujou'' is shown to have a Rank A in official artbooks and [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/47626742@N07/8711058676 promotional posters]].


The ultimate weapon of the enemy robot forces, it is a gigantic bee that can shoot out a lot of bullets. Pictured to the right is not Hibachi itself, but rather, its regeneration chamber in ''[=DaiOuJou=]'' since Hibachi is actually too small to get an accurate image of (since it would be covered in bullets and lasers half as large as itself). It first appeared in ''[=DonPachi=]'' as the TrueFinalBoss, although considerably larger than it was in ''[=DoDonPachi=]'' and beyond.
* AlternateCharacterReading: In ''[=DaiOuJou=]'' the characters of it's name are written to be "scarlet bee" [[spoiler: and in ''[=SaiDaiOuJou=]'' it's "sun bee"]]
* BeeAfraid: Really, what could be worse than a mechanical bee that fires an obscene amount of bullets?
* DefeatMeansPlayable: In the mobile port of ''[=DaiFukkatsu=]'', reaching and defeating her on a single credit will allow you to play as her in arrange mode.
** You can also unlock her through a cheat code, but [[NoFairCheating you must input the code every time you want to play as her]], while unlocking her the hard way makes the unlock permanent.
* TheDragon: To Colonel Longhena.
* IncendiaryExponent: In ''Do Don Pachi'', where it uses flaming bullets.
* KillerRobot: It is considered the ultimate weapon of the enemy forces for a good reason!
* MeaningfulName: Its name is always pronounced the same, but due to AlternateCharacterReading in different games it variously means things like "Scarlet Bee", "Fire Bee", or "Solar Bee".
* NoSell: If you fire a bomb or otherwise go invincible, it will simply raise a barrier to make itself also invulnerable until your invincibility wears off.
* PaletteSwap: As Zatsuza in ''[=DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu=]''
* PintsizedPowerhouse: When compared to the other bosses Hibachi is tiny.
* SecretCharacter: In ''Dai Fukkatsu iPhone'' (a.k.a. ''[=DoDonPachi Resurrection=]'')
* TransformingMecha: In ''Dai Fukkatsu''
* TrueFinalBoss: In all games in which it appears.
* WarmUpBoss: Believe it or not, Hibachi shows up as this, at the very beginning of ''[=DoDonPachi=] II''.
* WeCanRebuildHim: The plot of ''Dai Ou Jou'' is that it is being rebuilt after it was destroyed in [=Do Don Pachi=]. [[spoiler:It returns yet again in ''Dai Fukkatsu'' as, once again, the tool of Colonel Longhena.]]

[[folder: Introduced in ''DoDonPachi'']]
!!Colonel Schwarlitz Longhena/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Longhener]]
[[caption-width-right:262:[[labelnote:Click here to see his appearance in ''Daifukkatsu'']]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/godwinlonghener_1335.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->"Finally, it is time for you to die. Farewell."

The mysterious commander of the [=DonPachi=] Corps throughout the whole ''[=DoDonPachi=]'' game series (excluding ''[=DonPachi=]'').
* BigBad: as the guy commanding the enemy forces, generally including Hibachi itself.
* CatchPhrase: ''Shinu ga yoi.'' (lit. "Dying is good."). Basically a very "polite" and formal way to tell someone to "Die!" in Japanese.
%%* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: in [=DoDonPachi=] and ''Dai Fukkatsu'', [[spoiler:he tells the player about his plans and motivations before releasing Hibachi.]]
%%* KnightTemplar
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He is responsible for the whole game series, making it look like an attack of killer robots each time.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NietzscheWannabe
%%* TheSocialDarwinist
* TheOneGuy: The only guy with a face in this series.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: In [=DoDonPachi=] he states this. "You know, what you've done to me is unforgivable. I'll punish you myself and see to it that you'll die a miserable death with my awesome weapon. Die, maggots."
%% * TreacherousAdvisor
* WalkingSpoiler: He's presented as the hero's commander in every game he appears in. Even in ''Dai Fukkatsu'', where most of the players knew he was evil, the game was suggested to be set before he turned evil, so the fact that he's the BigBad there too was still a bit of a surprise.
* WhamLine: At the end of ''[=DoDonPachi=]''[='=]s first loop, if the second loop has been unlocked. Well, not Wham Line so much as an entire Wham ''Speech''.
--> [[spoiler:"That was a good fight! You should be commended...'''Psych! You're dead meat!!''' Enemies you've been fighting against, supposedly 'Mechanized Aliens', were actually. our (sic) guys, the missing battlefleet you learned about in the academy. [[UnwittingPawn You were killing our guys without knowing it!]] [[ManipulativeBastard But I planned that all along!]] And your death...would be a nice finishing touch to my whole scheme. My [[HardModeFiller special forces]] are the best of the best and they will be welcoming you with fierce fier (sic) power. SeeYouInHell!"]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In ''[=DoDonPachi=]'', [[spoiler:after having you [[UnwittingPawn unwittingly wipe out your own comrades]], he sends his special forces (i.e. the second loop) to have you destroyed as part of his scheme.]]


[[folder: Introduced in ''DoDonPachi DaiOuJou'']]
!!DFSD-010 Shotia & Shooty

-> '''Voiced by:''' Yuzuki Asakura

She was a playable character in ''Dai Ou Jou'' focusing on shot power and quantity of bombs. She returns in the form of Shooty as the boss of stage 5 of ''Dai Fukkatsu'', now many times more powerful than ever before. She is described as being pure and faithful - formerly to her human pilot, and now in her obedience to Next EXY.
%%* CreepyDoll
%%* ElegantGothicLolita
* EmotionlessGirl: [[spoiler: Except when she is left with her last human memories as her memory is being wiped in ''Dai Ou Jou''.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Her ending in '''Dai Ou Jou''']]
* HumongousMecha: As Shooty in ''Dai Fukkatsu''.
* KillerRobot: She was designed solely for combat, and becomes even more killer as Shooty.
* MeaningfulName: In ''Dai Ou Jou'' she is the Shot type.
%%* NiceHat
%%* OjouRinglets
* ParasolOfPrettiness: One piece of artwork for [=DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label EXTRA=] shows her carrying one of these, going with the whole gothloli fashion.
%%* RobotGirl
%%* TransformingMecha
* ZettaiRyouiki: Achieved for Shooty by appearing to have mechanical add-ons to her legs and helped by a detachable skirt.

!!DFSD-014 Leinyan & Ray'n

-> '''Voiced by:''' Mizuki Yamaguchi

She was a playable character in ''Dai Ou Jou'' focusing on laser power. She returns in the form of Ray'n as the boss of stage 4 of ''Dai Fukkatsu'', still focusing on laser attacks. Once again she returns in ''Dai Fukkatsu''' in Arrange Mode A as Leinyan as she was in ''Dai Ou Jou''.
* BeamSpam: As a boss in ''Dai Fukkatsu'', going with the fact that she was the Ray / Laser type in ''Dai Ou Jou''.
* ChineseGirl: She wears a stereotypical chinese dress, and one piece of artwork for [=DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label EXTRA=] shows her serving dim sum at the mess hall.
%%* CreepyDoll
* HumongousMecha: As Ray'n in ''Dai Fukkatsu''
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Her ending in DaiOuJou shows she has truly and emotionally become attached to her pilot, who she cannot bear being away from and defies the odds to be with him.]]
* KillerRobot: As Ray'n
* MeaningfulName: In ''Dai Ou Jou'' she is the Ray / Laser type.
%%* RobotGirl
* ShowSomeLeg: She wears a stereotypical Chinese dress which exposes her legs.
%%* TransformingMecha
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She was originally designed for peace and to protect, but her programming was changed into this. [[spoiler: In her ending in ''Dai Ou Jou'', she has to be forcefully pulled away from her pilot, and even THEN.....]]

!!FSD-002 Exy & Next EXY

-> '''Voiced by:''' Ryo Terashima

She was a playable character in ''Dai Ou Jou'' being excellent at both shot and laser power but having the fewest number of bombs. She returns in the form of Next EXY as the boss of stage 2 of ''Dai Fukkatsu'', physically now the weakest of the original Element Dolls. She is responsible for rebuilding the killer robot army and traveling back in time to 2008.
%%* BlackBraAndPanties
* CoolShades: One piece of artwork for [=DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label EXTRA=] shows her wearing these.
%%* CreepyDoll
%%* FingerlessGloves
%%* GoMadFromTheRevelation
* HumongousMecha: As Next EXY
* KillerRobot: As Next EXY. [[spoiler:Before that, she choked her human pilot to death.]]
* MeaningfulName: In ''Dai Ou Jou'' she is best used by '''Ex'''pert players due to the fact that she has both Shot & Laser power, but has the fewest number of bombs.
%%* RobotGirl
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}
%%* TearsOfBlood
%%* TransformingMecha
* ZettaiRyouiki: Achieved for Next EXY by appearing to have mechanical addons to her legs.

!!PFSD-015 Piper

She is introduced in ''[=DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label EXTRA=]'' and is focused on being able to gain Hyper items more often. On the other hand, she starts with no bombs and her Hyper mode has a shorter duration. She is a prototype for a planned mass-production run of Element Dolls. Her programming is incomplete and her emotions are not fully developed. She only learned how to smile when her pilot smiled.

%%* BlackBraAndPanties
* CleavageWindow: Almost literally a window.
%%* CreepyChild
%%* CreepyDoll
* EmotionlessGirl: The smile she puts on is inauthentic, her emotions are actually undeveloped.
%%* HairDecorations
%%* GirlishPigtails
* KillerRobot: She is designed solely for combat.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is supposed to rhyme with "Hyper," her specialty.
* MythologyGag: She has a number of things in common with [[VideoGame/{{Deathsmiles}} Casper]].
%%* RobotGirl
%%* SlasherSmile
%%* SuperPrototype

[[folder: Introduced in ''DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu'']]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Shizuka Tsuji

She is the poster girl for ''Dai Fukkatsu'' and has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXhSYYsN26w white pantsu]]. Her original design was intended to assist senior citizens and make humans feel more comfortable. She is now the boss of ''Dai Fukkatsu'' stage 1.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: She is depicted this way in some of the official artwork, stomping around Tokyo, being shot at with little effect, and crushing the Don Pachi ships in her hand.
%%* HumongousMecha
%%* {{Joshikousei}}
%%* KillerRobot
* {{Expy}}: She resembles [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Yuriko Omega]].
* MeaningfulName: Her name can mean either "Artificial Intelligence" or just be an ordinary Japanese name.
* PantyShot: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXhSYYsN26w Shown here.]]
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: What does she need white pantsu for? [[http://www.solarisjapan.com/product_images/q/943/dodonpachi_daifukkatsu_black_label_soundtrack__56427_std.jpg Why does she need to tie her hair?]]
%%* RobotGirl
%%* TransformingMecha
* ZettaiRyouiki: Achieved by making her legs look mechanical starting at the thighs.


-> '''Voiced by:''' Saki Ogasawara

The boss of ''Dai Fukkatsu'' stage 3, she supposedly has the highest potential power out of all the Element Daughters.
* {{AI is a Crapshoot}}: She developed her speech and behavior patterns on her own.
* GenkiGirl: "Mateeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
%%* HumongousMecha
%%* KillerRobot
%%* LuckyCharmsTitle
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* RobotGirl
%%* TransformingMecha
* ZettaiRyouiki: Achieved by making her legs look mechanical starting at the thighs.

[[folder: Introduced in ''DoDonPachi Maximum'']]
!!Ingram K. Daugh

A lead researcher at [[VideoGame/{{Ketsui}} EVAC Industry]]. In the trailer for ''Maximum'', he is shown boasting EVAC's military forces, and challenges the player to try out EVAC's Maximum Bullet Simulator (read: the game) to experience firsthand and develop appreciation for EVAC's advancements.

* AuthorAvatar: For CAVE programmer Tsuneki Ikeda.
* BadassBoast: After completing ''Maximum'', he congratulates you for braving the Maximum Bullet Simulator, boasts about the fierceness of EVAC Industry's weapons and invites you to experience them in real combat, i.e. Ikeda boasts about [[NintendoHard how much player ass CAVE's games have kicked]] and encourages you to try out ''VideoGame/{{Ketsui}}'' and other ''[=DonPachi=]'' games.
* FourthWallMailSlot: On the ''Maximum'' website, Daugh and his guide answer various [=FAQs=].
* FunWithAcronyms: '''I'''ngram '''K'''. '''D'''augh. "IKD" is short for Tsuneki '''Ik'''e'''d'''a, one of CAVE's most prominent programmers.
%%* LargeHam
* SelfImposedChallenge: On the ''Maximum'' FAQ, he suggests that the player try out various such challenges if the game becomes too easy for them. One such example:
--> Q: This game is [[ItsEasySoItSucks too easy]] for me. What shall I do? \\
A: What!? Our Danmaku war machines are too easy for you? [[TrueFinalBoss At the end of the last stage]]...[[DoNotSpoilThisEnding Oh wait, you should see that yourself]]. \\
Q: What I consider that "easy" as well? \\
A: Play the entire stages with one finger.[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke You need to tap with two fingers at the same time]] to fire a SmartBomb, so one-finger play means you can't use bombs. However, the game got an update after the FAQ was published, allowing players to bomb with one finger by tapping twice in rapid succession.[[/note]] \\

[[folder: Introduced in ''DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou'']]
-> "Youíll be defeated if you lose your spirit."
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/{{Yukana}}

She is the Element Doll for the Type-A ship (red, straight-forward shot, fast movement speed) in ''[=SaiDaiOuJou=]''. She has an extremely aggressive personality and believes that the best defense is an even better offense.

* AbsoluteCleavage: For both her Shot and Expert outfits.
* {{Expy}}: Of Exy
* LightningBruiser: She and her ship boast the fastest speed of all three ships, as well as the most powerful laser and most concentrated shot.
* {{Meganekko}}: In her Laser outfit
%%* RobotGirl
* SexySecretary: In her Laser outfit
* ShowgirlSkirt: In her Shot outfit
* WickedCultured: For example, one stage-complete image shows her drinking a glass of wine.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

-> "Iíll win if I have Master, right?"
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/EriKitamura

She is the Element Doll for the Type-B ship (green, turning shot, medium movement speed) in ''[=SaiDaiOuJou=]''. Since she is a relatively new model, she is uncertain about herself and always looks to her pilot for guidance.

%%* AnimeChineseGirl
%%* EmotionlessGirl
* {{Expy}}: Of Leinyan
%%* RobotGirl
* SpreadShot: Sort of. Her shots can turn according to the ship's movement direction.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

-> "Please be careful Master."
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto

She is the Element Doll for the Type-C ship (blue, wideshot, slow movement speed) in ''[=SaiDaiOuJou=]''. She has a calm personality, is as quiet as a mouse, and calculates her decisions carefully.

* {{Expy}}: In general, she is an {{expy}} of Shotia. Her outfit in Laser mode looks a lot like that of [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]]
* {{Meido}}: Her Shot outfit.
%%* RobotGirl
* SpreadShot: A straight example.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

!![=ED01=] Hina [[spoiler:/ Hibachi / Inbachi]]
-> "For the sake of mankind's ascension, their worthless flesh must be dealt with. All those who oppose our plan shall be exterminated."
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AoiYuuki

Hina is the first of two Element Dolls manufactured as part of a project to create the ultimate Element Doll. She was programmed with a sister relationship to the other Element Doll, [=ED02=] Saya, as well as an overarching directive to protect humanity. To improve her combat prowess (as well as her sister's), she was pitted against Saya in virtual drills. However, in doing so, she fell into a [[Catch22Dilemma logical paradox]] due to the drills' directive to eliminate the enemy human pilot. As a result, she was kept in stasis while her sister was deactivated for data analysis. A few years following their shutdown, a massive explosion destroyed the laboratory they were kept in, and she disappeared without a trace.

* AIIsACrapshoot / UnwillingRoboticization / UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Due to the logical paradox in her programming, she ultimately reasoned that, in order to protect humans, she needed to make them "adopt a better form", so she altered the programming of the central computer of the City of Ideal, causing all of its citizens to transform into mechanical lifeforms, and started leading an all-out assault against the organic world in an attempt to take over and turn all humans into robots. [[spoiler:In the process, she became Hibachi]].
* AlasPoorVillain: Either way her DeathEqualsRedemption goes, it's still a TearJerker.
* BigNo: As [[spoiler:Hibachi]], when defeated.
--> ''"Why... Me?! '''NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!'''"'''
** DeathCryEcho: As [[spoiler:Inbachi]], when defeated.
--> ''"But you're...not...'''AAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!!!'''"''
* Catch22Dilemma / GoneHorriblyWrong: Hina was given a single directive upon her completion: protect humanity. In a virtual combat drill where she was ordered to "kill" the enemy human pilot, she was hit by a LogicBomb as she could not "protect humanity" if she had to kill a human. This ultimately warped her interpretation of the directive "protect humanity" into "rid humanity of their organic state to protect them".
* CreepyDoll: She originally owned a bunny doll; this is seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQdT6QnI_SI the Xbox 360 intro]].[[spoiler:When she became Hibachi]], she left it behind, and it was recovered by Saya.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: The nature of her redemption differs based on whether you are playing in Xbox 360 Mode or not. [[spoiler:Against Saya, she gives a FinalSpeech. Against everyone else, she has a HeelRealization and accepts that "there are those who wish to choose their own shape".]]
* EmotionlessGirl: As [[spoiler:Inbachi]], she drops her GenkiGirl personality and becomes TheStoic. She remains dangerously calm until she goes OneWingedAngel from taking too much damage, whereupon she momentarily ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness rages]]'' at the player.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She loves life, organisms, plants and flowers, but ''especially'' flowers.
* GenkiGirl: Hina is lively and cheerful, traits she retain even after [[spoiler:she becomes Hibachi. She loses them upon becoming Inbachi, though.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: As [[spoiler:Inbachi]] in her warning screen.
* HalfHumanHybrid / OneWingedAngel: Her second form is a half-mechanical bee.
* MegaTwintails: Not as large as her sister's, but she has ''two'' pairs on both sides of her head.
* NostalgiaLevel: Her attacks are all taken from [[spoiler:the Hibachis of other games.]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: Due to the logical paradox in her programming, she thinks forcefully converting humans into robots is all part of her job of "protecting humanity"...and that anyone who tries to stop her must be eliminated.
* PowerGivesYouWings: She sprouts a pair of wings made up of elongated hexagons when [[spoiler:she becomes Hibachi.]]
* RobotGirl: Comes as standard for any Element Daughter, including herself. As shown during [[spoiler:her FinalSpeech or HeelRealization]], her skin is actually made up of curved, elongated hexagons that completely cover her internal wirings and circuitries and only start falling apart when she is dying.
* ShoutOut: She is designated as "Element Daughter" in her warning screen. This is a reference to the bosses from ''Daifukkatsu''.
* ShoutingShooter / SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: [[spoiler:As Hibachi.]] "[[MoreDakka DAADADADADADADADADADADADAAAAAA]]!!"
* TrickBoss: In Xbox 360 Mode, you have to fight both [[spoiler:Hibachi and Inbachi. Once you defeat Hibachi, she revives as Inbachi.]]
* UltimateLifeForm: Hina was created alongside Saya to be the ultimate Element Doll. The project was discontinued after she fell into a logical paradox, but she was reactivated by some unknown force with her original programming intact. This makes her very dangerous. By extension, this is also a corruption of her original directive [[spoiler:and the reason why she became Hibachi: to protect humanity and make it the best that it can be, it must be roboticized, [[UnwillingRoboticization forcefully]] or by consent regardless.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Rank E.

!![=ED02=] Saya
-> "Masterís enemy is my enemy. I will kill."
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaHirano

Saya is the second of two Element Dolls manufactured as part of a project to create the ultimate Element Doll. She was also programmed with a sister relationship to the other Element Doll, [=ED01=] Hina, as well as an overarching directive to protect humanity. Following the discontinuation of the project due to Hina falling into a logical paradox, Saya was deactivated and had her data analysed. Some time later, she was reactivated and continued her duties as an Element Doll designed to protect humanity. When the [=DonPachi=] Corps was formed to counter Hibachi's attacks on the world, she was reprogrammed with an additional directive: to destroy Hibachi [[spoiler:and, by extent, her own sister, Hina]]. As with the other Element Dolls, Saya is [[BodyguardCrush fiercely devoted]] to her master, the Pilot, and is designed to hide her feelings, but deep down, she is confused and hurt by what her sister is doing.

Saya is the console-exclusive Element Doll for the Type-D Ship in Xbox 360 Mode.

* AnnouncerChatter: With the [[MissionControl Operator]] throughout much of Xbox 360 Mode. The rest of it is with Hibachi.
* BittersweetEnding: Saya destroys Hibachi, but in doing so, she leaves Hina in her death throes. [[spoiler:The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVmykyhyiv8&t=31m34s cutscene]] following Inbachi's destruction shows a tearful Saya [[CradlingYourKill cradling the upper remnants of Hina]] as the latter dies giving a FinalSpeech on how strong Saya has become and how much she loved her. All this, while an arranged version of "Peaceful Death" from ''[=Daioujou=]'' plays in the background. [[TearJerker We all cry with her.]]]]
** TheStinger: After the credits, we see Saya standing alone on a cliff while wearing Hina's ribbons, until she hears a voice. She then turns toward the camera and smiles, implying that either the Pilot had come over to comfort her or that [[spoiler:Hina was [[BackFromTheDead rebuilt]]. This ambiguity is made even more ambiguous by the colour of the text, which is green and not teal (as it is when Hina gives her FinalSpeech).]]
* BodyguardCrush: She's very precocious and always wants to do her absolute best to help out and please the Pilot with a smile.
* CastFromHitPoints: Saya can combine her shot and laser into a single powerful combination weapon which, according to WordOfGod, is known as the...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin [=ShotLaser=]]]. The [=ShotLaser=] constantly drains her power when it is fired. Her energy level must also be at least 1500 in order to fire a bomb. In addition, if the player is hit, she auto-bombs, which reduces her energy level by 2000.
* CradlingYourKill: If the box art for the Xbox 360 version isn't enough indication, there's also [[spoiler:her ending in Xbox 360 Mode]].
* CreepyDoll: Owns a bear doll with one of its eye beads missing. She also owns a bunny doll that once belonged to her sister.
* DifficultButAwesome: Excluding her regular shot and laser, all of Saya's attacks (including her bombs) CastFromHitPoints and she has no spare lives—if the player gets hit when she has not enough energy to auto-bomb, it's GameOver! On the other hand, thanks to her [=ShotLaser=], she has the highest damage output of all Element Dolls, and it gets even higher if the player does well enough to unlock her EleventhHourSuperpower.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Creator/AyaHirano, Saya's voice, sings the opening theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWjT99lnHeE Hoshikuzu Garandou]] in the Xbox 360 port.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: She enters it once her confrontation with Hibachi enters its boiling point—when it happens, the player's ''ship'' transforms, and its damage per shot skyrockets. It has to be earned throughout the rest of the game, though!
* GenkiGirl: The most energetic of the four playable Element Dolls. Until her final battle with Hibachi, where she ends up ''extremely'' [[HeroicBSOD distressed]].
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* {{Joshikousei}}: Her Laser outfit is like this, and she wears it throughout the Xbox 360 intro.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Saya's internal distress stems from her sister relationship with Hina and the directive to destroy Hibachi. This puts the relationship between her and Hina in an interesting light, as she loves Hina, and is determined to destroy Hibachi as she was destroying humanity, [[spoiler:but Hina and Hibachi are both ''the same being'', and Saya cannot destroy one without destroying the other]].
* LittleMissBadass: In the hands of an expert, Saya can ''really'' plow into the battlefield just by being there.
* MegaTwintails: Just look at their size in her picture!
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When she's not her cheery self or a ThirdPersonPerson, she starts talking normally and acts pretty serious. [[spoiler: This is notable in her final battle with Hina.]]
* PurpleIsPowerful: Dresses in different shades of purple and was originally built to be one of the best Element Dolls ever made. It's fitting considering that the [=ShotLaser=] ability is exclusive to her.
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* SayMyName: When Hina dies.
--> ''"'''HINAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!'''"''
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her Shot outfit, shown on this article, which she wears in the ending cutscene.
* ShoutOut: Her [=ShotLaser=] ability is a reference to ''Daifukkatsu Black Label'', which featured a mode that allowed the player to do exactly the same.
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* TragicKeepsake: Her bunny doll, which originally belonged to her sister [[spoiler:until she became Hibachi]]. And in TheStinger, Saya is shown wearing Hina's ribbons instead of her usual ribbons.
* UltimateLifeForm: She and her sister Element Doll, Hina, were manufactured as part of a project to create the ultimate Element Doll. However, while her sister was placed in a stasis chamber following the discontinuation of the project, Saya was deactivated instead and had her data analysed. It can be assumed that the loophole responsible for Hina's logical paradox was patched, as Saya was subsequently reactivated, served the Pilot as they followed orders to save humanity by blasting their way through humans that have already been roboticized, follow the directive to destroy Hibachi and retain her sister relationship with Hina—all this, ''without'' entering a logical paradox herself. Like Hina, who can transform into a half-bee when she goes OneWingedAngel, Saya's EleventhHourSuperpower causes the ''ship'' she is on to physically transform into SuperMode in addition to giving it a considerable damage boost.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Between Ranks B and A in both her Shot and Laser outfits. At least she ranks higher than her sister in this regard.