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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[[folder:Public Security Section 9]]

!!Major Motoko Kusanagi
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)
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* ArtificialHuman: It's somewhat complicated, but this version's Major [[spoiler:was originally a fetus in a woman who was in an accident. They were able to save the fetus' brain and put it in a cyborg body, but it means that technically she's never had a real human body]].
* 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''.
* NonIdleRich: [[spoiler:The first episode finale says that Major was left a large enough trust fund that paying out the ([[NewTechIsNotCheap pretty damn high]]) cost of her body is a rather small change compared to the rest of it, which would allow her to comfortably retire for life. She still takes Aramaki's offer of a position in Section 9.]]
* NotSoStoic: Motoko is noticeably more emotive than her [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex SAC]] counterpart.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: A spot-on example. On the job, she's brusque, ice-cold, and aloof. On the other hand, she's more relaxed around the Logicoma, and in ''Ghost Tears'', she's incredibly warm and loving with her boyfriend. [[spoiler: Well, until he showed his true colors, that is...]]

!!Batou
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenichirouMatsuda (Japanese), Creator/ChristopherSabat (English)

* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:In the second OVA he attacks Mokoto.]]

!!Togusa
->'''Voiced by:''' Tarusuke Shingaki (Japanese), Alex Organ (English)

* NoNameGiven: Togusa's given name is never mentioned in any installment of the franchise. ''Arise!'' is no different here.

!!Saito
->'''Voiced by:''' Takurou Nakakuni (Japanese), Marcus D. Stimac (English)

!!Ishikawa
->'''Voiced by:''' Shunsuke Sakuya (Japanese), Brandon Potter (English)

!!Pazu
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoujiUeda (Japanese), Creator/JasonDouglas (English)

!!Borma
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuyaNakai (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)

!!Daisuke Aramaki
->'''Voiced by:''' Ikkyuu Juku (Japanese), Creator/JohnSwasey (English)

!!Logicoma
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese), Creator/JadSaxton (English)
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* RobotBuddy: For Motoko.

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[[folder:Unit 501, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces]]

!!Kurutsu
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MayumiAsano (Japanese), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (English)

!!Raizo
->'''Voiced by:''' Takanori Hoshino (Japanese), David Wald (English)

!!Ibachi
->'''Voiced by:''' Yasuhiro Mamiya (Japanese), Chris Rager (English)

!!Tsumugi
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNojima (Japanese), Creator/EricVale (English)

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[[folder:Antagonists]]

!!Colonel Kazuya Soga
->'''Voiced by:''' Ikuya Sawaki (Japanese), Jeremy Schwartz (English)

!![[spoiler:VV]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Takako Fuji (Japanese), Creator/StephanieYoung (English)

* ForeignFanservice: VV is an American intelligence agent with blond hair and big tits.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: VV's digital avatar resembles a mermaid. Like a [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid certain other mermaid]] she [[spoiler:wants to become a "real" human.]]

!!Akira Hose

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