While most of the characters have appeared in the past in various Ghost in the Shell incarnations, this page is for characters who based in the Ariseverse.
[[Characters/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex If you want to read on tropes that affect most of the characters taken from the SACverse, read here.]]
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!!Major Motoko Kusanagi
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy]]: [[spoiler:Turned out she was this in the first OVA.]]
* CartwrightCurse: She seems to be incapable of holding the steady relationship for one reason or another, despite obviously direly needing one. As of ''Ghost Tears'' she went through six boyfriends in just half year, and broke with the next-to-last one so violently as to send the guy into hospital for months, [[spoiler:while the last one turned out to be a perp in her case, and committed suicide to save her in the finale]].
* MsFanservice: Shower scene? Check. Scenes with her in her underwear? Check. [[spoiler:Chasing a spy outside in the middle of the night wearing nothing but her underwear in the first OVA?]] '''Triple-Check'''. She is this ''in spades''.
* RobotBuddy: For Motoko.
!!Unit 501, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces
!!Colonel Kazuya Soga