Characters appearing throughout the Front Mission games. All characters will be listed in the games they are formally introduced in, regardless of [[ChekhovsGunman earlier appearances]].

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[[folder:Front Mission 3]]

'''Kazuki Takemura'''

The protagonist of ''Front Mission 3''. Kazuki is a 19-year old university student who also works as a wanzer test pilot for Kirishima Industries in Okinawa Ocean City. His life takes a sharp turn when he and his buddy Ryogo become involved in the Yokosuka base explosion incident while delivering new wanzer models. He is known for his short temper and hot-headedness, as well as being overprotective of his adopted sister Alisa. He is not on good terms with his father Isao, who he perceives to prioritize his position as a Japan Defense Force (JDF) colonel more than his family.

He starts out piloting a Zenith Rev (mistranslated as "Zenislev" in the US version), a close-combat version of the series-famous wanzer, with a shotgun-fist weapon setup fitting for his personality.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: He delivers a very crunchy one to [[spoiler:Yun]] after the group gets into an unnecessary fight because of selfishness.
* ATasteOfPower: He uses an upgraded Shunyo Mk.111 for the first two missions of the game - which is unusually fitted with his shotgun and fist setup despite being a sniper-type wanzer - before switching to a Zenith Rev.
* BadassNormal: Has only test piloting experience, yet is able to go toe-to-toe with national armies and [[spoiler:genetically superior Real and Imaginary Numbers]].
* BerserkButton: Don't go around joking about Alisa. Likewise, avoid mentioning his father to his face.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He truly cares about Alisa, despite not being related with her by blood. [[spoiler: Finding out that Alisa is an Imaginary Number does not shake his protective instinct even by a bit]].
* ForWantOfANail: Early on, Ryogo asks him to accompany him in his delivery job. If Kazuki goes with him, Emma's storyline will be played; otherwise, it's Alisa's storyline.
* HairTriggerTemper: He easily goes ballistic over anything negative related with his sister, the slight mention of his father's name, Ryogo and the others' stupidity, and generally any situation that's not going well.
* JerkAss: He's really kind of an asshole. Belligerent, ungrateful, thin-skinned and hot-headed to a fault.
* NotBloodSiblings: He and Alisa.
* ProperlyParanoid: He's quick to become suspicious over [[spoiler:being "confined" in the Ravnui Embassy. It turns out Liu is not what he seems to be]].
* ShipTease: With Emma in her storyline. [[spoiler: One year after the end, he promises to return with Emma to her homeland, with a new family]].
* SwordAndGun: More specifically, shotgun and fist.
** GoodOldFisticuffs
* TheHero: He holds the good old heroic motive of fighting to protect those he cares for. Rudolf of the mercenary group Wulong finds this quite amusing.
* TheScapegoat: Together with Ryogo; the JDF publicly accused them as the terrorists behind the Yokosuka explosion.
* TranquilFury: In Emma's storyline, he shows this in the final confrontation with [[spoiler: Lukav after he kills his father]].
* UnstoppableRage: As Ryogo would put it, it's best to let Kazuki do whatever he wants to do when he's furious.
* WouldHitAGirl: Even girls who would dare piss him off aren't safe from (audible) physical harm.

'''Ryogo Kusama'''

Kazuki's buddy and sidekick. In contrast to Kazuki, he is light-hearted and loves to fool around, much to his friend's annoyance. He is quick to notice chicks they come across, and tries to charm them with a success rate of zero percent. Like Kazuki, his life becomes an unexpected adventure when he becomes a witness to the Yokosuka Base explosion. Despite his aloof attitude, he is a reliable friend and is the only person to stick around with him as a party member for both storylines.

He pilots a Kyojun Mk.107, and the skills it teaches complements his machinegun specialization perfectly.
* ATasteOfPower: He joins Kazuki in the second mission in an upgraded Shunyo Mk.111, before switching to a "pile of junk" Kyojun Mk.107.
* BadassNormal: He may seem silly and all, but that won't stop him from putting holes on experienced army soldiers, special forces, and [[spoiler: man-made humans]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In Alisa's storyline, he arrives just in time to save Kazuki from [[spoiler: being killed by Lukav's Imaginary Numbers after his "betrayal" of Bal]] by smashing the doors of the conference room ''with a wanzer''.
* CasanovaWannabe: He's quick to hit on the girls they come across. [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon Lan]] and [[RichBitch Pham]] are exceptions, though.
* {{Combo}}: Two of the game's best combo skills - ROFUPI and Zoom I - are acquired in his default Kyojun Mk.107 wanzer. Load him up with these skills and there's a good chance his opponents will either be a) missing some arms and legs by the time they get to shoot back, or b) dead.
* ForWantOfANail: Early on, he asks Kazuki to accompany him in his delivery job. If Kazuki goes with him, Emma's storyline will be played; otherwise, it's Alisa's storyline.
* MoreDakka: It won't take long into the game to associate him with machinegun combos.
* PluckyComicRelief: The entire party loves to make fun out of his silliness, and he is pretty much the main source of it throughout the game.
* PrecisionFStrike
---> '''Ryogo (to Pham)''': Why are you such a bitch?
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Kazuki with Emma in the latter's storyline.
* {{Sidekick}}: He sticks with Kazuki for the entire game in both scenarios.
* TheScapegoat: He and Kazuki are famous, alright - famous for bombing Yokosuka Base. At least he is a little more enthusiastic than Kazuki over it.

'''Emir "Emma" Klamsky'''

Emma is a beautiful and mysterious USN scientist, and a playable character of the USN storyline (hence its nickname "Emma route"). She entered Japan to investigate the Yokosuka Base incident. Spotting Kazuki and Ryogo in a bar, and sensing that the two know something about what happened, she enlists their help to infiltrate the facility and witness first-hand the devastation caused by MIDAS, the bomb behind the explosion. Kazuki and Ryogo team up with her and the USN in pursuit of the truths behind MIDAS.

[[spoiler: An Imaginary Number along with her "real sister" Alisa, and the creator of MIDAS' technology. She intended to use MIDAS for peaceful purposes like power generation, but the military seized control over her work and proceeded to use it for sinister means. In both storylines, she wants only to stop MIDAS and save her sister from its involvement.]]

She is a Launcher-class character, and provides missile support with her Drake [=M2C=].
* [[spoiler: ArtificialHuman]]: [[spoiler: Emma is an Imaginary Number, which are essentially genetically superior man-made human beings. Being this may have something to do with her superior intelligence. Despite this, she feels emotions like a normal human, unlike the generic Imaginary Numbers encountered late in the game.]]
* BadassBookworm: Emma is extremely intelligent, and is often the person who draws the plans for the team in her storyline. She is no slouch in actual combat either; early on in Alisa's storyline, she joins the Purple Haze in a rifle-wielding Recson [=M4F=].
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: She is also quite fond of Alisa, just like Kazuki. [[spoiler: They are of the same artificial origin after all]].
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: At one point in the DHZ storyline, she promptly [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps]] two wanzers - one with a club and the other with a machinegun - ''with an unarmed Drake [=M2C=]''.
* ImprobableAge: Director of the USN Alaska Radiation Facility at the age of 22, [[spoiler: as well as the only person who knows how to make MIDAS work. Being an Imaginary Number probably helps]].
* [[spoiler:MindRape]]: [[spoiler:She was subject to this by Lukav to extract information on how to create MIDAS]].
* MustMakeAmends: In Alisa's storyline, [[spoiler: she herself says that she no longer cares if she dies, as long as Alisa remains safe from the problems caused by her MIDAS]].
* ShipTease: With Kazuki in her storyline.

'''Alisa Takemura'''

The adoptive sister of Kazuki and adoptive daughter of Isao. She is a playable character in the DHZ storyline (also often referred to as "Alisa route"). She is of the same age as Kazuki and is a university student, but at such a young age is also a brilliant scientist and researcher at Yokosuka Base. Because of this, she has some knowledge behind the base explosion that begins the story.

Like Emma, she provides support in combat with her launcher-type Meledyne [=M1=].
* [[spoiler: ArtificialHuman]]: [[spoiler: She is also a product of the Imaginary Number project, just like her "sister" Emma.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: Her victory pose gestures "I'm so sorry, I had no choice," followed by a courteous bow.
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues]]: [[spoiler: She gets very depressed upon knowing that she and Emma are Imaginary Numbers. She gets better]].
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:At the end of the USN storyline, she stays behind to arm MIDAS and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands ever again, and sends a sad farewell letter to Kazuki and Emma. The group realizes this too late]].
* ImprobableAge: She's a researcher and lab scientist at the age of 19.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Gal]]
* {{Pacifist}}: She resents senseless killing and destruction, and is not in favor of how the Rapid Reaction Force or Imaginary Numbers operate.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Gal]]
* StalkerWithACrush: No, she isn't one, but she can have one if she wins the Miss Teihoku popularity contest in the DHZ route. A certain "Dr. K" will send her a creepy mail declaring his love, to which you can reply either positively (which declares Alisa's upcoming debut as a pop idol; actually written by a naughty Miho) or negatively. Choosing the former will [[spoiler: cause Dr. K to reveal his true name, and is actually a wanted person by the Japanese Police]].

''The following characters are playable in the USN/Emma storyline'':

'''Dennis Vicarth'''
'''Yun Lai Fa ("Moneymaker")'''
'''Jose Astrada'''
'''Marcus Armstrong'''
'''Li Xiang Mei'''
'''Linny Barilar'''

''The following characters are playable in the DHZ/Alisa storyline'':

'''Hei Fong Liu'''

An intelligence agent working for the Da Han Zhong (China), Liu rescues Kazuki, Ryogo, and Alisa out of goodwill from the USN early in the game. He is also in Japan to investigate the Yokosuka Base incident. A serious but dependable person, he becomes the group's primary source of direction.

[[spoiler:He is the first Real Number - a series of man-made humans similar to but inferior to the Imaginary Numbers. He exists only to serve his creator Bal Gorbovsky, and all of his actions are schemes to fulfill his master's sinister objectives concerning the retrieval of MIDAS]].

He provides accurate support fire with his rifle-wielding, fragile Shangdi 1.
* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman]]: [[spoiler:He is the first of the Real Number models, who are inferior compared to Imaginary Numbers because of their ability to feel emotions]].
* BadassArmFold: His victory pose, which he does even if his wanzer's other arm has been blown off.
* BigDamnHeroes: How he is introduced in the DHZ scenario. He performs a wanzer rifle drive-by in an open truck to rescue Kazuki and company from the JDF special forces and the USN Purple Haze.
* CoolShades: He frequently sports a pair of these in the USN storyline, but are nowhere to be seen in the DHZ storyline.
* [[spoiler:FriendshipDenial]]: [[spoiler:He refuses to verbally admit that he has come to view Kazuki's group as his friends when Mayer comes to bring him back, believing that he doesn't need friends as a Real Number]].
* GlassCannon: His Shangdi 1 has the accuracy to provide damaging rifle fire, but down it goes should it take around two to three body fist or missile hits.
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]: [[spoiler:Everything he did - from his rescue in the beginning to the trip to DHZ - was all to fulfill Bal's plan, which is to bring MIDAS technology to the DHZ by supposedly bringing it to the DHZ, then switched to bringing Alisa after the MIDAS copy exploded in the Philippines. He used Kazuki because of his position as a JDF officer's son, and has no concern for the welfare of Kazuki's group whatsoever...[[CharacterDevelopment or so he says]]]].
* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge]]: [[spoiler: After Lukav reveals his [[TakeOverTheWorld true intentions]] and kills his master Bal, Liu's sole objective became revenge]].
* TheLeader: He's primarily the person who calls the shots on what to do or where to go next. The loss in direction was quite pronounced [[spoiler: [[TheReveal after his revelation and betrayal]]]].
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]: [[spoiler:All his deeds are for his master, who is then killed by Lukav. With no one else to follow and order him around, he decides that his next objective is to avenge Bal, so he "uses" Kazuki's group to aid him find Lukav]].
* NotSoStoic: Liu tries to act like a ColdSniper most of the time, but he ends up showing a wide range of emotions over the course of the story [[spoiler: These emotions are the reason he and the rest of the Real Numbers were deemed flawed. Liu's bitterly aware of this, and it's the reason he's always in denial about his own feelings. Least till Mayer finally gets him to open up a bit.]]

'''Miho Shinjo'''

Miho is a cute but naive police officer who Kazuki, Ryogo, Alisa, and Liu run into in a checkpoint while trying to escape Japan. She requests to join the group after they are all attacked by pursuing JDF choppers, having nowhere else to go because of her knowledge of the incident. She can be quite airheaded and clumsy, but her knowledge and piloting skills as a police officer are dependable. [[spoiler: In truth, she is a JDF Intelligence spy sent to watch over Kazuki's group, under Yuji Kuroi's orders. Nothing bad really happens from this fact though, since by the time her true identity is revealed, she has had a change of heart and wants only to stop the use of MIDAS]].

She initially pilots a Kyokei Mk.108, a wanzer model deployed by police officers, with a baton-shotgun setup for its arsenal. Despite this, she is actually a Gunner and a rifle specialist like Liu, as further training will reveal.
* CasualDangerDialog: What does she say when Kazuki and Liu narrowly rescue her from a plummet to a ravine?
---> '''Miho''': Yay!
* CuteBruiser: Going by her default weapon setup.
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Even Kazuki didn't take on his angrish face when Mayer reveals Miho's true identity]].
* GeniusDitz: She's often the other source of the group's silliness besides Ryogo, but is surprisingly capable of giving brilliant ideas and coming up with plans.
* DualWielding: Her initial loadout is a baton and shotgun, but her real specialty is the use of rifles. [[GuideDangIt Not that you'd actually know]].
* [[spoiler: {{Turncoat}}]]: [[spoiler: Initially a JDF spy sent to track Kazuki's group's actions, but has a change of heart when she witnesses firsthand the power of MIDAS]].
* WhatHaveIBecome: A light-hearted one. She's disturbed in a cute way when Pham tells her that she's becoming more and more like Ryogo.

'''Pham Luis'''

The only daughter of OCU Philippines' richest family and conglomerate. Despite her family's wealth and reputation, Pham is a snobbish and rude 17-year old girl who is also a member of the Bamarm rebels, much to her family's displeasure. In the DHZ storyline, Kazuki and company meet her in a wanzer shop in Davao where they group get a firsthand experience of her [[RichBitch Rich Bitchy-ness]]. She is almost always accompanied by her butler Pierre Wells ([[BattleButler even in combat]]), who's always ready to do her bidding. Skilled, but very prideful and arrogant, she initially dislikes Kazuki's group's involvement in their rebel operations, but eventually trusts and joins them after their successful operation.

She pilots a bright pink, knight-helmet faced Zeros armed with a baton, matching her aggressive attitude just like Kazuki.
* ActionGirl: She's a Striker like Kazuki.
* BringIt: Her victory pose.
* {{Expy}}: Of Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion's Asuka Langley Soryu. Pham looks a lot like her, with the attitude to match.
* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: Arrogant as she may be, she's willing to use her resources to help out.
* LaResistance: She is part of the Philippine rebel forces, much to her family's disapproval.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Filipinos aren't known for being fair skinned. A look at the Luis Corporation website in the Network will reveal that her parents met in Oxford University, which may suggest that she is of mixed European-Filipino blood.
* RebelliousSpirit: She dislikes being bound to her family's desires, as demonstrated by her allegiance with the Bamarm rebels. She joins Kazuki's group out of desire for challenge.
* RichBitch: She's not hesitant to rub how rich she is to others' faces. She may be rich, but she's downright impossible to please.
* ShieldBash: Her Zeros' signature skill. Slap a shield on her wanzer, load her up with these skills, send her up front, and may God bless the soul of the unfortunate pilot who will get bashed to death.
* SpoiledBrat: She can get anything she wants with a simple order to Pierre. Need to call for a jumbo jet wanzer transport? No problem!
* {{Tomboy}}: She's been influenced by her male peers to take up male-associated hobbies like wanzer piloting.
** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Her Zeros must be bright pink for a reason. She also hates making a mess out of her wanzer.

'''Lan Xiao Hua'''
'''Mayer Edward'''
[[folder:Front Mission 4]][[/folder]]
[[folder:Front Mission 5]]
* Walter Feng
* Randy O'Neil
* Glen Duval
* Lynn Wennwright
* Edward Collins
* Hector Reynolds
* Morgan Bernard
[[folder:Front Mission 2089]][[/folder]]
[[folder:Front Mission 2089-II]][[/folder]]
[[folder:Front Mission Alternative]]
* Earl [=McCoy=]
* Bruce Blakewood
* Dal Furphy
* Peter Liking
* Manley Bennisad
* Joe Onosai
* Norman Reitz
* Braham Magnusson
* Max Busternack
* Chameli Firishta
* Otto Boguinard
* Viola Kisch
* Ide Sangohr
* Eugene Borchert
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* Maaul
* Gustav Zelman
* Grasse Z. Newmark
* Spingarn
* Kilborn
* Mary-Jane Delschaft
* Bazely Stebbins
* Liebert Dwyer
* Muhammad Djebar
* Alexandre Gizenga
* Zaius Chalumangima
* Barry
* Mingos
* Andreau
[[folder:Front Mission Online]][[/folder]]
[[folder:Front Mission Evolved]]
* Dylan Ramsey
* Adela Seawell
* Russell Hamilton
* Godwin Mosley
* Amy Cohen
* Alan Ramsey
* Jed Taylor Gordon
* Yung-Tae Hwang
* Cornelius Werner
* Marcus Seligman
* Gloria Leguizamo
* Pia Simpson
* Megan Chamberlain
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