The characters from Daniel Remar's indie game ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''.
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[[folder: Humans]]

!! Iji Kataiser
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* ActionGirl
* ActionSurvivor: She straddles the line on this trope. She's very much a reluctant everyman in unusual circumstances, but the Nanofield she's granted means she fails on the "Normal" part of "BadassNormal".
* AntiHero: Starts out as a ClassicalAntiHero, but may become a [[PayEvilUntoEvil Vicious Anti-Hero]] on a killer run.
* ApologeticAttacker: Until she kills enough enemies, she apologizes after each kill.
* ArtisticAge: She's supposed to be 20, but looks more like a teenager in the cutscenes.
* BadAss: In the backstory, a single 'Annihilator' mini-boss went berserk on a Tasen warship and killed nearly everyone, Tasen and Komato alike. Iji, however, can simply ignore them, or at the top of her combat prowess destroy them in a matter of seconds.
** BadassPacifist: Even when on a pacifist run, her enemies notice how she's running through hostile battlefield like there's nothing in the way.
* TheBerserker: Iji can easily become this if she kills enough enemies.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite starting out reluctant to kill clearly hostile aliens, she can end up with a body count in the hundreds.
* BigSisterInstinct: She ends up protective of Dan. [[spoiler:Due to endangering Dan, Asha is the only person Iji never shows even a shred of regret for killing, and this reaction is completely unchanged by her kill count.]]
* BreakTheCutie: ''So'' much.
** CorruptTheCutie: After getting a few kills too many.
* {{Determinator}}: And how.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Anomaly]]: [[spoiler:Except Ansaksie on a pacifist run.]] She never actually told them her name, though.
* TheHero
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:She goes through a complete mental breakdown if Dan dies, including ''[[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable talking to him as if he's still there]]''.]]
* HollywoodCyborg
* {{Hypocrite}}: On a killer path. She argues the alien leaders are immoral for killing everyone, [[NotSoDifferent while she's been doing just that.]] She even admits it during the pre-battle fight with Iosa, who mocks her for being a hypocrite.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]]: If you max out her health stat.
* ItGetsEasier: Kill a couple of aliens at the start of the game. Listen to Iji's reactions. Kill a hundred more aliens. Compare and contrast.
* KickChick: Because she can't really punch while holding her gun, kicking is Iji's main close-combat method.
* LastOfTheirKind: While the number isn't easily discernible, there aren't that many humans left alive after the Alpha Strike.
* MissingMom: WordOfGod says that Ron had ''two'' wives, both of which left him. Neither get mentioned in the game.
* MorphWeapon: The Nanogun.
* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: Actually an in-game rank.
* PluckyGirl
* RedOniBlueOni: Red. Played pacifistic, Iji's quite {{the McCoy}}; as a killer, she's not as nice, but still quite emotional in her actions.
* ReluctantWarrior: At first.
* RoadRunnerPC: Though there are still some enemies faster than her, she can outrun most of them.
* SanitySlippage
* SmallGirlBigGun: For humans, Iji's quite tall at 6'3" (190 cm -- she's taller than most men!). However, since her gun was designed for Tasen, who are 7 feet tall at the shortest (and the Elites who would get to use her gun are closer to 9'), the gun is ridiculously oversized for her.
* SwissArmyWeapon: The Nanogun, again.
* TechnicalPacifist: There are plenty of ways to kill enemies without getting them on your counter, including arranging friendly fire accidents (e.g. blocking missiles with your face while standing next to an enemy, so that you'll survive the explosion but he won't), letting another enemy do the dirty work, setting a mine, and (in 1.6) reflecting their shots back at them. Also, machine enemies don't count, nor do Assassins (who aren't killed, but driven away).
* ThemeNaming: All the Kataisers have three-letter first names.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: On a killer run, she intends to drive the invading aliens back off the Earth before they can destroy what little is left... by blowing everyone in her way straight to hell.
* WildHair

!! Dan Kataiser

* AuthorAvatar: He shares a name with the game's creator, although it's not certain if he was entirely based on him.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: When using the Scrambler, Dan will take several opportunities to do this, including humming the boss theme song and saying that he got the best Scrambler quotes.
* ExpositionFairy: Dan's Sector 1 conversations are essentially solely for this purpose.
* JerkAss: Despite being helpful in some ways, he's not very popular due to some of the things he says. [[spoiler:It's partly [[JerkassFacade an act he puts up to avoid being seen as weak]], partly [[BrokenBird the effect of having to survive the six months Iji's slept through]].]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:During the second half of the game, he reveals himself to be this, especially if you manage to save his life.]]
* LastOfTheirKind: See the above entry on Iji.
* MissionControl
* [[spoiler:MummiesAtTheDinnerTable]]: [[spoiler:If Dan dies, Iji is so in denial she'll pretend he's still there.]]
* NonActionGuy
* [[spoiler:PlotlineDeath]]: [[spoiler:Although you can save him through creative trapmine use.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue. Dan's quite {{the Spock}}, urging Iji to forgo emotions for sake of her quest. [[spoiler:It's mostly an act.]]
* TeenGenius: Regardless of how he might appear otherwise, it was Dan who managed to crack Tasen electronics. In fact, the surviving scientists got their act together only after his example shamed them into action.
* ThemeNaming
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: It's the loudspeakers, but the idea is the same.

!! Mia Kataiser

* [[spoiler:MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: Her ribbons aren't actually there. Iji's just hallucinating.]]
* PosthumousCharacter
* ThemeNaming

!! Ron Kataiser

* AllThereInTheScript: His name is only mentioned once off-hand in an out-of-the-way logbook. His backstory isn't even in the game at all.
* DisappearedDad: He doesn't have one, but he serves this role to his children after he dies.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Only his coworkers mention him, his children barely mention him.
* PosthumousCharacter
* TheProfessor: He was a scientist working in a military research facility.
* ThemeNaming

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[[folder:The Tasen]]

!! Krotera
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* GeneralRipper
* KingMook: Though he has some unique attacks, the Elites found in other sectors fight in mostly the same way.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: While ordinary Tasen Elites wear grey armour with yellow trim, Krotera's is yellow on red.
* TheNeidermeyer
* [[spoiler:SkippableBoss]]: [[spoiler:As long as you kill no one in the first three sectors, you can bypass the battle with him.]]
* UnexplainedAccent: Krotera seems to speak in a slight German accent, despite being, well, an alien. Of course, [[TheNeidermeyer this suits him quite well]].
* WakeUpCallBoss

!! Vateilika

* ActionGirl
* BigDamnHeroes
* HeelFaceTurn: As long as you follow the truce, she becomes an ally to Iji.
* [[spoiler:LastOfTheirKind]]
* PunchClockVillain
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere
* StopPokingMe: If she's on your side by Sector 7, she'll make some comments on the backstory if you attempt to crack her.
* TheDogBitesBack: If you get her on your side, [[spoiler:she'll come in and kill Krotera right when he's trash-talking her.]]

!! Yukabacera

* AlmightyJanitor: He uses the same sprite as a regular Tasen mook, but he's certainly one of the strongest enemies in the game, stronger than Krotera and only weaker than Annihilators and some bosses.
* BadassBookworm
* BonusBoss: He can be fought if you apply some [[GuideDangIt careful]] tactics in Sector 6 to get up to his bunker.
* BossInMookClothing
* FunPersonified
* HonestJohnsDealership: Is involved in illicit trade with some of the Komato. However, [[SillinessSwitch the translators he sells are defective]].
* MrExposition: Not in the game, but there's some secret pages on Remar's website allegedly written by him explaining much of the backstory.
* PlayfulHacker

!! The Diary Writer

* ChildSoldier: Referred to as "kid" by other Tasen.
* DiscountLesbians
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* [[spoiler:LastOfTheirKind]]: [[spoiler:Along with Vateilika, the diary writer and her girlfriend are the only Tasen to survive the game if you kept the truce, except in Version 1.6, where keeping the truce on a pacifist run lets more Tasen survive.]]
* NoNameGiven: Neither the diary writer nor her girlfriend have names. "PAIE" is just a callsign (now confirmed by WordOfGod: [[http://www.remar.se/daniel/ijiguide_sector3.php here]]).
* SympatheticPOV

!! Hel Sarie

* ActionGirl
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Until her death, Sarie was the leader of all Tasen, and certainly the most badass.
* DeaderThanDead: She was ''completely disintegrated'', along with her ship, by a Phantom Hammer. Ouch.
* AMotherToHerMen
* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]
* PosthumousCharacter
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She appears jarringly so in contrast to Krotera.

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[[folder:The Komato]]

!! Asha
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* ArchEnemy
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He doesn't quite fit the Kung Fu part, though like all Assassins he carries a sword, but certainly the "arrogant" part.
* BeamSpam: During the second battle, he has two special moves where he can increase his Plasma Cannon's rate of fire to about [[MoreDakka 1000 rounds per minute]].
* [[spoiler:BreakTheHaughty]]: [[spoiler:He breaks down and [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself out of shame]] if Iji manages to get around his second fight.]]
* BeyondTheImpossible: In the second fight, he can dodge anything, even a ''nuke'', in an enclosed room. He just [[TooDumbToLive chooses not to.]]
** His method of [[BeamSpam rapid firing his lasers]] at the pace of his [[DualWield dual-wielding]] fellow assassins is to alternately teleport prep'd guns into his only hand.
* DegradedBoss: In the first fight with him, he fights in the same way other assassins do later on. He has a unique style for the rematch.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Afterimages of him start to accumulate after a while during the second fight.
* DualWield: The only Assassin who doesn't do this, due to having [[TeleFrag only one arm]].
** To his credit, Asha comes as close to dual wielding as any one-armed man can possible get; he ''teleports'' his guns into and out of his hand, firing two guns at their maximum fire rate ''with one finger''!
* EvilLaugh: "A-HA-ha-ha-HA!"
* FakeUltimateHero: Fake Ultimate ''Villain'', actually.
* FragileSpeedster: He is the quickest teleporter among the assassins, capable of dodging any attack, but he's not that much more durable.
* GenderBlenderName: "Asha" is a girl's name in most parts of the world, and he's one of the most manly characters in the game. The creator didn't know that it was a real name when he came up with it.
* HandicappedBadass: Despite {{telefrag}}ging his own arm off, he's still as competent in battle as other assassins.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler:He won't dodge any small guns like a shotgun or a Buster Gun because he considers them too petty to dodge. [[TooDumbToLive Even if he's on his last bit of health and about to die.]]]]
* LaserBlade
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Like Krotera, he's based on an ordinary enemy found later in the game, but differs slightly. In this case, he wears purple instead of black, and apparently isn't wearing a shirt.
* {{Pride}}: Asha puts the ''"ass"'' in assassin. ''TWICE!''
* [[spoiler:SkippableBoss]]: [[spoiler:Through some DungeonBypass.]]
* SmugSnake
* StoryBreakerPower: Asha's dodging ability ''would'' make him literally invincible in an area he'd mapped out if he weren't a pathological idiot.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* TeleFrag: He lost his arm when he accidentally teleported partway into a wall.
* TeleportSpam: His preferred method of locomotion.
* TooCleverByHalf
* TookALevelInBadass: The second fight with him, and he was already pretty badass to begin with.
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Activate a single checkpoint before going into the second fight with Asha. Die to him. Activate a second checkpoint. Die to him again. Then challenge him one last time. His reaction is PRICELESS.]]
** [[spoiler:For those of you who don't want to go through sector X in a very specific and difficult way just to get this reaction, he says that he is going to "rip you apart and throw the pieces into a black hole. TEN TIMES".]]
** [[spoiler:He also suffers a breakdown and kills himself if you refuse to fight him the second time]]
* VillainsNeverLie: [[spoiler:Averted, Dan's not a traitor. It's just a trap. Iji sees through this anyway.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:In the second fight, he can only be damaged by your weakest guns, because he thinks they're not worth his time dodging.]]
** TooDumbToLive.
* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode]]: [[spoiler:Inverted; his head is the only part of him that ''doesn't'' explode messily when he dies.]]
* ZeroEffortBoss: His first encounter is...underwhelming if [[spoiler:you have a Nuke]].

!! Iosa Sakera
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* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]]: [[spoiler:How she dies, assuming Ansaksie isn't with you.]]
* BadAss
* BareFistedMonk: After her exoskeleton is destroyed, she fights entirely using her claws.
* TheBerserker
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDragon: Seems second in the hierarchy of the Komato fleet, is first seen at General Tor's side, and is far more willing to fight than Tor.
* EvilCounterpart: Of Iji.
* FreudianExcuse: ''Her'' world got whacked with an Alpha Strike, with her on it. [[GenocideBackfire She survived]], and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge now she won't rest until every last trace of the Tasen are wiped from existence]].
* HumongousMecha: She fights in her Annihilator exoskeleton for the first part of the battle.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]]
* MaskPower: Every alien in the game wears some sort of mask, but Iosa gets bonus points for wearing what looks like a ''sock'' over her face.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Iosa is often called "the Invincible", and for good reason.
* NighInvulnerable: to be more specific, it's a combination of a powerful Nanofield and a natural resistance to energy beams, which is the reason she can have a personal Nanofield without being fried.
* NotSoDifferent: Both Iji and Iosa lost their homeworlds to Tasen Alpha Strikes. Iji attempts to call her out on it at the beginning of their fight. Depending on how the player has been playing Iji, Iosa can throw that right back in her face.
* OddNameOut: She's the only alien in the game with a last name, at least one ever mentioned.
* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: Her kill count is over one thousand; so high, the number [[{{Cap}} wrapped back to zero.]]
* PowerArmor: She turns out to be a lot smaller when her exoskeleton is destroyed.
* PuzzleBoss: She can be defeated through superior firepower, but it's easier just to use the laser traps in the room.
* UnholyMatrimony: In one of the logbooks, Asha states that she and Tor are lovers.
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:Since she's immune to projectiles, the only way to keep her under control is to kick her several times.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: A maniacal BloodKnight even by her species' high standards, her lust for carnage began when the Tasen [[ApocalypseHow Alpha Struck]] her home planet, killing ''every living thing'' on it [[{{Determinator}} except for her]]. Afterwards, she desired nothing more than the extermination of every last Tasen in existence.

!! Ansaksie

* ActionGirl
* DistaffCounterpart: Of Asha. WordOfGod says she was made female to distinguish the two. Their outlooks are exact opposites, though.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:If you're a pacifist, you can get her on your side against Iosa.]]
* HeelFaceTurn
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Massacre weapon, which she is in possession of. [[spoiler:If you manage to score 0 kills, she'll give it to Iji right before the final boss fight.]]
* LaserBlade
* MartialPacifist: Believes that fighting and killing should be done sparingly. Also believes that violence should be done with absolute force when it ''is'' necessary. Nonetheless, she respects you the most if it turns out that you do not need to kill to accomplish your objectives.
* MinoredInAssKicking: See MartialPacifist. Her total kill count is 42 according to WordOfGod.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Her advice to the rest of the assassins when Asha goes off his nut.
* ReluctantWarrior
* TeleportSpam

!! Tor
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* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: Of the tragic villain sort. If he doesn't try to destroy Earth and wipe out the Tasen, the High Council will be forced to execute him and destroy Earth anyway.]]
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: It's the same guy, but when you first run into him, he's just a regular Komato, so the player might expect a simple shootout. [[OhCrap Then he summons his mech]].
* BeamSpam: Know as "Death Hail" in the official guide.
* {{BFG}}: Tor's own gun isn't that big. His exoskeleton's, on the other hand...
* BigBad
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He sort of invokes this during the FinalBoss fight if he powers up the Phantom Hammer enough to fire it. [[spoiler:Seeing him charge up his ultimate weapon will probably prompt the player to try to dodge it by ducking. Tor sees this coming and stomps the ground to knock the player into the air and ''then'' fire it.]]
* DisintegratorRay: His Phantom Hammer.
* EvilSoundsDeep: To the point of incomprehensibility.
* FourStarBadass: Being ranked General and being the opponent for the [[FinalBoss climactic battle]] of the game is a sure-fire qualification for the title.
* FinalBoss
* GeneralRipper: [[spoiler:Subverted. It's just an act he puts on.]]
* [[spoiler:JerkWithAHeartOfGold]]: [[spoiler:He's really a good guy inside.]]
* HumongousMecha
* MacrossMissileMassacre
* MarathonBoss
* OneHitKill: The Phantom Hammer doesn't just kill you, it wipes out all your stats.
* PowerArmor: Like Iosa, he wears an exoskeleton for his boss battle.
* [[spoiler:PunchClockVillain]]
* [[spoiler:SlaveToPR: The only reason he's stuck doing things he ''really'' doesn't want to do.]]
* TennisBoss
* ThisCannotBe: Defeat him on [[TrueFinalBoss maximum charge]] on [[HarderThanHard Ultimortal]], and you'll get this gem:
--> '''Tor:''' [[spoiler:Grraagh! Impossible... it, it's impossible!!! How could a mere human... so weak and insignificant... against a fully powered General? So much fighting skill and combat spirit... in such a frail body... Have mercy... please, I beg of you to have mercy on me!]]
* TrueFinalBoss: On a NewGamePlus, you can "maximum charge" his exoskeleton, making him even tougher.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Iosa.
* WaveMotionGun: He can use the Phantom Hammer ''as a handheld ray''. Okay, with his mech, but still.

!! Kiron

* ItHasBeenAnHonor: He says that to his superior, when Tor orders the fleet to leave.
* TakeUpMySword
* TheVoice: We never see Kiron, we just hear him over Tor's intercom. [[GrammarNazi Or to be exact, his lines appear in the text box.]]
* YouAreInCommandNow
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