[[folder:Main Characters]]

!'''Coud "Cou" Van Giruet'''

->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Kristian Ayre (English), Creator/NaozumiTakahashi (drama CD)

A young member of the Red Lynx sky pirates. He finds Ren in a coffin and becomes her Pledger, someone who bonds with a Edel Raid and he promises her that he will be the one to escort her to Edel Garden.
* AccidentalPervert: Very often.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: His main priority is to protect Ren at all costs.
* DeclarationOfProtection: He promises to protect Ren many times.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: He's an infamously terrible pilot and driver and frightens everyone whenever he has to control any sort of mechanized vehicle. He improves later, at least to the point of not crashing as often.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Just moments after he first meets Ren, he doesn't hesitate to defend her from Cisqua's attempt to buy her and then protect her from some kidnappers.
* HappilyAdopted: He was found and adopted by the Boss of the Red Lynx sky pirates, which he greatly appreciates.
* TheHero
* HotBlooded: Somewhat.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Ren.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Ren.
* MagicContractRomance: With Ren.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Since Edel Raids have a longer lifespan than humans, Ren will surely outlive him.
* NiceGuy: He's a good and kind-hearted guy always ready to help those in need.
* ParentalAbandonment: He never knew his parents.
* RaisedByDudes: Since he was raised in a male-only environment with his sky pirate gang, Cou is often embarrassed and naive when it comes to dealing with girls.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Ren's blue.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Rowen's Sensitive Guy.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: He gets flustered and denies it when he's asked if Ren is his girlfriend.
* ShonenHair: He has the spiky hair typical of a shonen lead.
* SkyPirate

!'''Reverie "Ren" Metherlence'''

->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (Japanese), Brenna O'Brien (English), Creator/HoukoKuwashima (drama CD)

An Edel Raid found by Cou in a coffin that was picked up as loot in a raid of the Red Lynx sky pirates. Ren is one of the Seven Glittering Jewels (or Shichikouhouju), an Edel Raid line said to be the strongest. She and Cou become partners after she reacts to him. Her goal is to go to the Edel Garden. She recharges her powers by sleeping, which happens fairly often. Her elemental gelade is on her hair above her forehead. Her elemental power is wind. Her weapon form is a giant sword on Cou's right arm.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: In the manga, her status of Shichikouhouju lead to her being bullied by other younger Edel Raids to such an extent that she would harm herself trying to remove her Gelade.
* BeautifulDreamer: Always.
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* {{BFS}}: Her weapon form is a giant sword.
* BlowYouAway: She commands the element of wind, both offensively and defensively.
* TheChick: She's the demure and feminine girl in the group who constantly has to be protected by her teammates and although she can turn into a weapon, she can't fight directly so she has to take a supportive role for the team.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She's not happy to see Cou and Viro together and gives him the cold shoulder afterwards.
* TheComicallySerious: She keeps her deadpan expression even in the most comical and absurd situations.
* DamselInDistress: She's frequently rendered helpless and/or kidnapped and needs Cou to rescue her.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In the beginning of the show she's an EmotionlessGirl who hates Coud because he's a human, but later she starts falling in love with him and warms up.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: She dislikes sweet food.
* ElegantGothicLolita
* EmotionlessGirl: At the start of the series, she's extremely cold and doesn't display any strong emotion which makes her come off as mysterious and unsettling. She later starts to show more emotions thanks to Cou.
* EquippableAlly: She's an Edel Raid, girls who can bind their soul with their Pledger and turn into a weapon.
* FirstGirlWins
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Having been sealed for around 500 years, Ren is unfamiliar with objects in the current world. In the manga, she freaks out when she finds herself in an airship after waking up.
* GirlInABox: She makes her debut in the series when she's found by Cou in a dusty coffin-like box that the Red Lynx sky pirates stole in one of their routine raids.
* GreenEyes
* HairDecorations: Her ribbon, which covers her Elemental Gelade in her forehead.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Cou.
* LastOfHerKind: She's the last direct descendant of the Metherlence bloodline and the last known Shichikouhouju.
* LightEmUp: Isolate Luminous, a technique that uses light to blind the enemy.
* MacGuffinGirl: Her status as the Shichikouhouju, which makes her a valuable weapon sought after by many.
* MagicalGirlfriend: A beautiful young girl who can turn into a legendary weapon and was waken up from her long sleep by Cou. She then changes his life forever by forming a contract with him and has him accompany her in her journey to the Edel Garden.
* MagicContractRomance: With Cou.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Ren will surely outlive Cou because of her longer lifespan as an Edel Raid.
* MementoMacGuffin: In the manga, her ribbon was given to her by a woman called Cia from her childhood. Cia gave Ren the ribbon to hide her elemental gelade, instead of wearing a hood that made Ren hang her head all the time and look sad. Cia stated that the ribbon was "cuter" and tied it around Ren's head herself when she first gave it to her.
* MysticalWaif: She's a Shichikouhouju, one of the most powerful and legendary Edel Raids. Of course this means that everyone wants their hands on her. She's frequently rendered helpless and constantly protected by the main character. Personality-wise, she fits the mysterious and distant part.
* PhlebotinumGirl: Female love interest with non-human origins and special powers that make other characters seek to possess her, which initially depresses her and makes her detest humans. She's also physically frail and frequently weakened by the use of her abilities.
* {{Protectorate}}: Coud is determined to protect Ren, no matter what it takes.
* TheQuietOne: She isn't the most talkative person around.
* RapunzelHair: She has waist length hair.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Cou's red.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Blue hair? Check. Pale skin? Check. Quiet and deeply emotionless demeanor? Check. Not exactly human? Check. MysticalWaif? Check. Weak physical condition with a recurring need to be looked after? Check. Defrosting love interest? ''Double'' check. Her name is even one letter apart from Rei.
* RipVanWinkle: She spent centuries sealed away in a coffin until she was waken up by Cou.
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: She at first hates Cou as she does with any other human, but after he defends her when Cisqua tries to buy her from the pirates and then protects her from some kidnappers, she begins to think he's not a bad person and reacts to him.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Demure and quiet, as expected from a blue-haired girl.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Cou wins Ren's heart because he's a kind-hearted and protective guy who truly cares about her as a person, not a mere weapon.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Justified. She recharges her powers by sleeping, so she spends most of her time nodding off.
* SomeCallMeTim: Her full name is Reverie Metherlence, she prefers to be simply called Ren because she hates long names.
* TheStoic: She has the same cold, melancholic look in her face nearly all the time.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's stoic, distant and quiet to the point of coming across as emotionless, yet she's also a really nice girl who cares a lot for those close to her.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Starts out as an EmotionlessGirl, but begins to show more emotion as the series goes on. By the end of the anime, she's much more expressive and smiles a lot.
* TownGirls: The Femme to Cisqua's Butch and Kuea's Neither.
* TrueBlueFemininity
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has light blue hair.


->Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki (Japanese), Alexandra Carter (English), Creator/IkueOtani (drama CD)

The energetic and upbeat leader of one of Arc Aile's Edel Raid Complete Protection Association squads consisting of Rowen and Kuea. She is honest and passionate about her work, but only because of her desire to be promoted and her love for money. She is not an Edel Raid Pledger, but she is well versed in martial arts and gunmanship.
* ActionGirl
* ACupAngst: Don't mention her cup size to her face...
* BadassAdorable: She looks like a cute young girl, yet she can kick your ass with her firearms and missiles.
* BadassNormal: How do you survive in a world with humanoid weapons that you refuse to use out of principle? You dress up like Wild West Sakura, call yourself Cisqua and have the armory of the Nadesico, Macross and maybe the Yamato under your poncho.
* BareYourMidriff: She wears a midriff-exposing shirt under her poncho.
* BoyishShortHair: She has short hair to match her tomboyish and aggressive personality.
* GenkiGirl
* {{Hammerspace}}: She carries a hell of a lot of weapons under her cape. WordOfGod even implies that Cisqua has access to possibly infinite amount of space in her cape and hat.
* HotBlooded
* TheLancer
* LittleMissBadass
* MacrossMissileMassacre
* MoneyFetish
* MoreDakka: She's armed with tons of artillery, including missile launchers and machine guns, and usually relies on ridiculous rapid-fire to fight.
* MusclesAreMeaningless
* NiceHat: Her mushroom shaped hat.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's sixteen, but looks around twelve.
* SempaiKohai: She's Rowen's sempai.
* SheFu
* SmallGirlBigGun
* TechnicolorEyes: Her pink eyes.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TownGirls: The Butch to Ren's Femme and Kuea's Neither.
* TriggerHappy: She's quick to take out her machine guns at the slightest provocation.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A.
* WalkingArmory: Underneath her robes and hat, she keeps an arsenal of firearms, missiles, knives, and other weapons she uses to complete her missions.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She does, although it isn't obvious at first sight since she usually wears a poncho.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears thigh high black socks.


->Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (Japanese), Philip Pacaud (English), Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo (drama CD)

A guardian of Arc Aile, and is occasionally tasked to assist with his senior in rank, Cisqua.
* TheAce: He's well skilled in multiple areas, whether it is cooking or fighting, he seems to excel at it, making it seem as if he was perfect.
* {{Bishounen}}
* ButtMonkey: He frequently falls victim of Cisqua's and Kuea's antics and he's always the one who must work to earn money for the team.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's blond and probably the nicest guy in the group.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceGuy: Kind, polite, and considerate of others.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Kuea. They are partners, form a good team together and they are so close it's easy to mistake them for a couple, but there is no romantic attraction between them.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Kuea's red.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Cou's Manly Man.
* SlipknotPonytail
* TheSmartGuy
* SupremeChef
* TeamChef: He's the one who cooks for the group and he's very good at it.

!'''Kullweet "Kuea" Entavilia'''

->Voiced by: Naoko Suzuki (Japanese), France Perras (English), Creator/AkemiOkamura (drama CD)

A first class Edel Raid from Arc Aile and Rowen's partner. Her garnet red elemental gelade are on the back of both her hands which she covers with arm length gloves. When Kuea gets hungry - which seems to be often - she can't react, so she eats enormous amounts of food at a time. She takes the weapon form of double blades that Rowen wields on each hand and six chained sickles on his back which can detach and attack opponents from a distance. Her attacks are designed for piercing over slicing.
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BareYourMidriff
* BigEater: She spends most of her time thinking of eating or just plain eating. Justified in that she recharges her power by eating.
* TheBigGirl
* BloodKnight: She loves to battle and often jumps into fights hastily.
* CelibateHero: It's implied she had a Pledger whom she was in love with, but he unfortunately died. Kuea seems to have decided to avoid romance because of this and even tells Cou the reason she chose Rowen as her partner was because he's someone she will never fall in love with.
* ChainedByFashion
* CoolBigSis
* EquippableAlly
* HairDecorations
* MsFanservice
* ObsessedWithFood
* OperaGloves: She wears a pair of arm length gloves to cover her elemental gelade.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Rowen. They are as close as a couple, but they are just good partners.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Rowen's blue.
* RapunzelHair
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit consists of a length of chain, a petticoat, a black leather G-string, and a curdoroy mini-tanktop, as well as a pair of long black gloves. Her reasoning is that mobility is all-important, even trumping protection.
* ThongOfShielding
* TownGirls: The Neither to Ren's Femme and Cisqua's Butch.
* WomanInBlack


[[folder:Supporting Characters]]

!'''Rasati Tigres'''

->Voiced by: Creator/MegumiOgata (Japanese), Creator/RebeccaShoichet (English), Creator/RomiPark (Drama CD)

The undefeated champion of the bishop class in the illegal fighting arena Milliard Trey in Razfe Ankul. She fights for the sake of her adopted sister Lilia, an Edel Raid. She later becomes the Pledger of Lilia.
* ActionGirl
* AnimalMotifs: She's heavily associated with tigers. When she's angry or even just aggressive, one or both of her eyes are drawn like a tiger's.
* BigSisterInstinct: She's fiercely protective of her adopted sister Lilia.
* {{Bokukko}}: She uses the Japanese male pronoun ''boku'' to refer to herself.
* PromotionToParent
* RapunzelHair
* SamusIsAGirl
* SiblingTeam: With Lilia.
* SiblingYinYang: With Lilia.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Lilia's Girly Girl.
* TomboyishPonytail

!'''Lilia Tigres'''

->Voiced by: Creator/YukoSasamoto (Japanese), Justine Wong (English), KumiSakuma (Drama CD)

An Edel Raid abandoned and found by Rasati. She then became her adopted sister. Her Elemental Gelade is on her right arm, just above her elbow. Her weapon form is a boot that Rasati wears on her right foot.
* EquippableAlly
* HairIntakes: The two "cat ears" that are part of her hairdo.
* HappilyAdopted: She was found and adopted by Rasati's family when she was a baby. They lived happily together until their parents died and things got complicated for Lilia and Rasati.
* {{Meido}}
* MoralityPet: For Rasati.
* NiceGirl
* ParentalAbandonment: She was abandoned when she was a baby. Rasati found her and her family adopted Lilia.
* SiblingTeam: With Rasati.
* SiblingYinYang: With Rasati.
* ShrinkingViolet
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Rasati's Tomboy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has turquoise hair.

!'''Virzoeve "Viro" Eclairouer '''

->Voiced by: Creator/TomoeHanba (Japanese), Creator/ChiaraZanni (English), Creator/YukariTamura (Drama CD)

A young girl who helps Cou and quickly becomes acquainted with the other members of the group. Viro is later revealed to be a spy for the opposing group who has their eyes on Ren, but she's able to travel with the party with little suspicion because of her clumsy and air-headed qualities.
* BecomingTheMask
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:She disappears in Cou's arms after sacrificing herself to save him.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight
* FanOfUnderdog: Towards Cou in the anime.
* GirlishPigtails
* TheGwenStacy: [[spoiler:To Rowen in the manga.]]
* HairIntakes: Her hair has a pair of what look like cat ears.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:She sacrifices herself saving Cou from an attack by Gladius.]]
* HopelessSuitor: She falls in love with Cou. Too bad he only has eyes for Ren.
* InLoveWithTheMark: She joined up only to get near Coud and murder him, until she realizes that she fell in love with him.
* LoveRedeems
* {{Meganekko}}
* TheMole: She joins the group, but is later revealed to be a spy for the opposing group who has their eyes on Ren.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Viro" isn't her name, but a term for all human women with artificial Elemental Gelades.
* RapunzelHair
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:After going through BecomingTheMask and deciding to not betray Cou's group, she sacrifices herself to save Cou.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SixthRangerTraitor: She joins Cou's team as a cover agent with the intention of betraying them. Then BecomingTheMask happens...
* StepfordSmiler: In the manga.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple hair.