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Tropes for individual ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' characters go here. Any contributions are appreciated.

Most of the characters are in the same class; first year high school students (10th grade, 15 or 16 years old).

'''Unmarked spoilers ahead. Highlight at your own risk.'''



[[folder:Ichika Orimura]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese) and Creator/JoshGrelle (English)

The main protagonist and the first ever male able to pilot an ''Infinite Stratos''.
* AccidentalPervert:
** In Episode 1, he stumbles onto Houki getting out of the shower. He later comes across her bra hanging from one of her wooden katanas and [[ChasteHero almost doesn't recognize what it is]].
** After being crushed under Maya's IS, he somehow winds up on ''top'' once the dust clears, face down in front of two classes.
** Several moments with Charlotte post-[[TheReveal reveal]].
** Season 2 Episode 2 has him and Tatenashi in a judo match; after getting [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] by her for a while, he manages to grab her outfit, but inadvertently pulls it open in the process revealing her ample chest. Cue PervertRevengeMode.
* ActionSurvivor: Considering his subpar training and with the ''Byakushiki'' being a FlawedPrototype, Ichika is guaranteed to lose in nearly all his fights. In the rare case he wins, it will be either through sheer luck, outside help or by the skin of his teeth. Even after [[TookALevelInBadass Taking A Level In Badass]], he still needs help from more experienced fighters.
* AffectionateNickname: Tabane addresses him as "Ikkun".
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks Houki's wooden katana with this.
* BareYourMidriff: His IS suit.
* BattleCouple: With Charlotte and Houki at one point.
* BattleHarem: Lampshaded by one of his teachers in that with so many personal IS users gathered around him, he has enough to become an independent force.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is typically a nice guy who would never hurt others but when Laura started to viciously beat Rin and Cecilia during their fight he charges in full of rage.
* BigSisterWorship: Thinks very highly of his older sister. This naturally gets everyone in his harem to suspect that [[IncestSubtext he's got feelings for her.]]
* BishieSparkle: This is apparently how Laura [[http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4379/1432295.jpg sees him]].
* BookDumb: Very bad when it comes to theoretical application, such as the mechanics of firing an IS-outfitted gun. This is why Chifuyu encourages him to simply stick to close-range combat. This is more of him being generally unfamiliar with anything IS-related than him being dumb.
* ButtMonkey: Gets beaten up or insulted by his harem and sister, usually for being stupid, on a near regular basis.
* CastFromHitPoints: The main drawback of the ''Reiraku Byakuya'' one-off ability is the ''Byakushiki's'' low Shield Energy reserves and its limitation to said weapon.
* CharacterTics: He has a habit of clenching and relaxing his left hand when anxious (a reference to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]], who had the same habit). His sister has actually taken note of this, and explains that whenever the tic shows up in combat [[TheTell it's a sign]] that he's [[LeeroyJenkins about to do something reckless and stupid]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Houki. And Rin. [[UpToEleven And Ran.]]
* ClassRepresentative: For Class 1-1. Cecilia originally won it by way of a duel, but later cedes the position to him.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Ichika is brave, honest, quick to forgive, always wants to see the good in people and puts the needs of his friends above his own. Unfortunately, he isn't very bright, always jumps into conclusions and gets his ass kicked on a regular basis. His attempts to save his friends usually end with his friends saving ''him'' instead.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Most of the time, though at least he knows of the affections of Charlotte and Laura toward him -- after all, the former gave him a naked hug during their time at the hot bath; the latter gave him a kiss and later snuck naked onto his bed.
* CripplingOverspecialisation: Played with -- the [[LaserBlade Yukihira Type-2]] is his only weapon, leaving Ichika crippled in ranged combat. When he [[LampshadeHanging notes this]], Chifuyu points out that it'd be extremely hard for the inexperienced Ichika to learn the complex mechanics behind firing an IS-outfitted ranged weapon, advising him to instead perfect his melee skills such that he won't need long-range firepower anymore... just like how Chifuyu won the 1st Mondo Grosso Tournament.
** ''Byakushiki'' [[MidSeasonUpgrade Second Shift]] seems to avert this by giving him a powerful Beam Cannon & Shield combo weapon. However, those new armaments [[CastFromHitPoints increases his shield energy consumption]], so all those extra armaments are disadvantageous in prolonged combats.
* CustomUniform: Justified since he is the only male who can pilot an IS unit in the all-female academy.
* {{Determinator}}: As inept as he can be, you have to give Ichika credit for trying sometimes.
%% * TheDulcineaEffect: Uhh yeah, check. This got him into a temporary coma, though.
* TheEveryman: There is nothing remarkable about him.
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Averts the usual basics of this trope. During his high school entrance exam, he wandered into a storage room, where he discovered he could operate an IS upon touching one. Come Episode 1, he's already used [=ISs=] a few times.
* TheFettered: Ichika never backs down on a promise he makes, and he draws strength from his need to protect his friends and family. Also, his talks with [[spoiler: Charles (Charlotte) and Laura]] about his decision to protect them cause them to fall in love with him.
* FirstNameBasis: With pretty much everyone in his harem. His new name for Charles after [[UnsettlingGenderReveal she reveals her true gender]] is [[CharClone Char]].
* FirstPersonSmartass: In the LightNovel, especially regarding Chifuyu.
-->'''Ichika:''' Oh my, this voice definitely belongs to Chifuyu-nee. A black knight's song rings in my mind without conditions. On a side note, there’s also another tune in my mind. It's called Film/TheTerminator.
* ForcedKiss: After the [=VT System=] incident, [[DefrostingIceQueen Laura]] ends up giving him his FirstKiss and declares him to be his "bride." ''[[MassOhCrap In full view of the entire class]].''
* FragileSpeedster: ''Byakkushiki'' is way faster than any other IS, but it can't take a ton of hits due to its low energy pool.
* GlassCannon: ''Byakkushiki'' can deal a lot of damage, but it can't take a ton of hits due to its low energy pool.
* HappyEndingMassage: Known to be quite very skilled at giving one, as her sister narrates to the girls. Cecilia kind of had a first-hand experience as to how good he gives them, [[MoodWhiplash until Chifuyu pulled up her robe]], revealing her BlackBraAndPanties.
%% * TheHero: And by extension a DoomMagnet.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: [[ItsAllMyFault Blames himself]] and his kidnapping for Chifuyu forfeiting her title defense at the 2nd Mondo Grosso Tournament to save him. Obviously, it wasn't but he still thinks so.
* HiddenDepths: The light novels make it clear that he isn't actually ObliviousToLove, or at least not as much as he pretends.
-->'''Charlotte:''' Sometimes I think you're doing this on purpose.
* HouseHusband: He basically has the qualities of one, as lampshaded by his sister to his "girlfriends". This makes him a lot more endearing to them, but also allows them to view his sister as their biggest rival, as they tend to see their dynamic not as siblings, but as spouses (as Lampshaded by Cecilia and Charlotte below) with the roles reversed.
-->'''Charlotte:''' What is up with these two?\\
'''Cecilia:''' They look like a husband and his wife...
* IAmNotLeftHanded: During his duel with Cecilia, he gets caught by missiles after destroying her [[AttackDrone drones]]. After the resulting SmokeShield clears, it turns out he survived due to his [=IS=] upgrading and optimizing itself at the last second. Right then, Cecilia [[OhCrap realizes]] that Ichika had been holding her off with his [=IS=]'s ''default settings''.
* IdiotHero: He's BookDumb, but not StreetSmart either and gets his ass kicked by people with far inferior equipment. Bullseye in every category.
* InnocentCohabitation: With Houki, and a double-subversion with Charles/Charlotte in Season 1. Rather downplayed in Season 2 [[spoiler:upon Tatenashi's introduction as his self-proclaimed "bodyguard".]]
* InsecureLoveInterest: He once said to Chifuyu he doesn't have a chance with a girl. Every time he hangs out with a girl, even if its one of them among themselves, he always caught in the misunderstanding in one way or another. Tried with all of their might to threaten, bullying him into leaving with the sharp objects they can find to do him harm. And if that's not enough to satisfy their anger, they deploy their own personal machines holding a contest to see which one of them gets to destroy him first. Due to the girls' wrathful actions and the way they treated him, they make Ichika feel insecure as he's scared if he were to make a move on a girl, the others will go out for his blood.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In the light novels when he blocks Houki's wooden sword, someone comments that "[[DoubleEntendre he's not bad at receiving.]]" He definitely doesn't appreciate that comment.
* JackOfAllStats: The ''Byakushiki'' (after its Post-''Setsura'' shift) is armed with a particle cannon, an energy claw, and a force shield, in addition to the Yukihira Type-2.
* KatanasAreJustBetter[=/=]LaserBlade: Yukihira Type-2.
* ALadyOnEachArm:
** Ends up between Houki and Cecilia, as they coerced him to escort them to the cafeteria in season 1 episode 6.
** ... And again between Houki and Charlotte in the ''Sugar & Honey'' spin-off manga.
** Taken UpToEleven in season 2 episode 3 when Houki, Cecilia, Charlotte, and Laura all attempt to accompany him on his break during the school festival, resulting in ''two'' girls holding each of his arms.
* LikesOlderWomen: One of the many rumors floating around about him. Some of his interactions with his sister, as well as with other women (Cecilia's maid - Chelsea, and Natasha Flairs to name a few) don't help his case much.
* MarshmallowHell:
** During the ''Long Vacation OVA'', where she was pulled underwater by Cecilia in order to hide from Rin and Laura.
** Subjected to this by Tatenashi in Season 2, who demanded he give her a [[HappyEndingMassage massage]].
* MidSeasonUpgrade: ''Byakkushiki's'' [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome second-shift]] into Setsura.
** Somewhat downplayed in the second season where all that remained from the second shift was the particle cannon; the rest of his IS reverted back to its first-shift settings in between seasons.
* MrFanservice: A boy who doesn't look too bad on the eyes, frequently seen wearing skin-tight outfits, and is ripped. And if Houki's reaction is any indication, [[SheCleansUpNicely he looks good in a tuxedo.]]
* NiceGuy: One of the reasons why the girls fall for him, along with HouseHusband skills.
* NonActionGuy: {{Downplayed}}. He is not entirely defenseless, it's just that the girls are way better that piloting the IS than him.
* ObliviousToLove: Comes with his IdiotHero package. Dan seems [[LampshadeHanging to be aware of this.]]
-->''[Ran has dolled herself up so she looks nice while he's around. He assumes she has a date. She gets mad.]''\\
'''Dan''': I bet you're like this at school too.\\
'''Ichika''': What are you talking about?\\
'''Dan''': Nothing at all.\\
''[[[{{Beat}} beat]]]''\\
'''Dan''': I feel bad for Rin.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His obliviousness to love is all an act. The real reason he acts like this is for self-preservation, because if he even makes a move for any of the girls, the others will pursue him.
* OffModel: [[http://i54.tinypic.com/5tutkx.jpg Happens to him.]] ''[[http://i56.tinypic.com/1fizh5.jpg Twice]]''. Averted in the DVD and BD release.
* OhCrap:
** He has two in quick succession when Rin fires off a WaveMotionGun at him without his IS suit at point-blank range and when Laura does a WackyMarriageProposal on him.
** When Cecilia almost blows his head off for {{almost kiss}}ing Houki.
* TheOneGuy: Out of the all-female population of IS users within the Academy.
* OneHitKill: The ''Reiraku Byakuya'' one-off ability, where the Yukihira Type-2 casts away the IS's shield energy for a shield-nullifying attack, powerful enough to force an opposing IS to activate its Absolute Defense, and thus ending the match in his favor.
* OnlySaneMan: The most normal person in a school full of... eccentric individuals. Unfortunately, common sense doesn't seem to exist in the ''Infinite Stratos'' universe. He still tries to be sane, God bless him.
* OutOfClothesExperience: [[http://i53.tinypic.com/m90qgx.jpg He experiences this with Houki]].
* OurHeroIsDead: This is how volume 6 ended. Due to the long wait between volume 6 and 7, fans assumed that he really did die. Cue Laura's BigDamnHeroes moment at the opening of volume 7.
* ParentalAbandonment: He and Chifuyu were abandoned by their parents.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With his twin sister Madoka, who is almost his exact opposite.
* PowerPalms: ''Byakkushiki'' in season 2 (post-''Setsura'' shift) has one on the left.
* RealMenWearPink: As Chifuyu described him, Ichika is great at cooking, house chores, and giving massages. Dude is destined to be the perfect house husband. In the OVA between Seasons 1 and 2, Charlotte even has a brief fantasy about how he'd make an excellent husband.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Chifuyu's blue.
* RunningGag: Every single time he's about to deal a finishing blow, his ''Byakushiki's'' energy always seems to run out at the worst possible time.
* SharpDressedMan: When he is late for a dinner with Houki in Volume 7, she is about to blast him for it until she turns around. The sight of him in a tuxedo makes her forget what she was about to say.
* StockLightNovelHero: Ichika is the only male in the world that can pilot the titular PoweredArmor, which means he is the only male in a school dedicated to training ''IS'' pilots and gets an UnwantedHarem. He is also a pretty good homemaker, dedicated and passionate about his beliefs and draws strength from his conviction to protect his loved ones? The problem. Unfortunately, he isn't very bright, always jumps into conclusions and gets his ass kicked on a regular basis. His attempts to save his friends usually end with his friends saving ''him'' instead.
* SuperPrototype: Ichika's IS core is actually Core 001 -- the very first of its kind. Chifuyu claims Tabane put her heart and soul into it as her first creation.
** The ''Byakushiki'' is actually a 4th-generation SuperPrototype. However, as a testbed for new technology and concepts, its full of flaws, making it more of a FlawedPrototype.
* SurvivalMantra: Naked girl nearby? ''[[MouthfulOfPi Recite pi in your head]]''.
* ThanksForTheMammary:
** Had a dose of this ''and'' FunbagAirbag when Yamada-sensei crash-landed on him in episode 5.
** Accidentally grabbed onto Charlotte in the second OVA, when they went down the pair pool.
* TookALevelInBadass: In season 2, he finally accumulates enough skill and extra equipment to be able to go toe to toe with Phantom Task, but he still requires aid to actually win his engagements. And the rest of the girls still routinely kick his ass.
* TrashTalk: His argument with Cecilia in the first episode. He even states that England has the worst cuisine in the whole world.
* TurnTheOtherCheek: Ichika might not be strong or smart, but ''holy shit'' is he forgiving. Attacking for a misunderstanding with other girls? It's okay, he wasn't really hurt. Trying to kill him and his friends? He will save you and earn her affections. Put yourself in danger to take down an out-of-control [=IS=]? He will save your life and asks if you're okay.
* UnluckyEverydude: Ichika is very uncomfortable being the only guy in what is essentially an all-girls academy, leading to a number of awkward situations. Nevertheless he's not a complete pushover -- especially towards [[{{Tsundere}} Houki]], who even hit him once, but he still got up and didn't let it faze him (and he even was the one who [[DraggedByTheCollar dragged her out to lunch by the hand]], rather than the other way around), making him somewhat a subversion. However, he was tossed in harm's way after the reveal of the IS, first being kidnapped before he knew he was an IS pilot and now a target of terrorist attacks because they want his IS core.
* UnwantedHarem: So far, he has gained the affection of almost every single person in the academy, particularly [[{{Tsundere}} Houki]], [[{{Ojou}} Cecilia]], [[AnimeChineseGirl Rin]], [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Charlotte]], [[SuperSoldier Laura]], [[ShrinkingViolet Kanzashi]], [[spoiler:and (counting the light novels) possibly [[StudentCouncilPresident Tatenashi]].]] Even his friend's little sister [[FieryRedhead Ran]] is in love with him. Despite all that, he's still ObliviousToLove, [[spoiler:although this is later revealed to be an act]].


[[folder:Houki Shinonono]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese) and Creator/MonicaRial (English)

Ichika's childhood friend ever since they're little kids. Although she moved away during their grade school years (due to tight security surrounding her older sister Tabane, chief developer of the IS, and her family), he still remembers a lot about her, and is happy that they're in the same class. Due to an extreme coincidence, they also end up sharing a dorm room, though Ichika doesn't see any harm in this. Later, Charles Dunois gets paired up with him, but Houki still keeps close contact with her old friend.
* {{Adorkable}}: Her moments of being flustered or genuinely happy are incredibly cute.
* AlmostKiss: Right at the end of Season 1, Episode 12, she almost succeeds in getting Ichika to kiss her... and then the other girls show up.
* AnimeHair: Has a long ponytail which actually splits into two.
* ArmedLegs: Her IS has a pair of retractable energy blades.
* BattleCouple: In the last few episodes with Ichika.
* BeamSpam: Her right-hand katana ''Amatsuki'' can fire multiple beams with one slash.
* BoobsOfSteel: Arguably the most well-endowed among Ichika's harem, and a trained swordswoman, to boot.
* CannotSpitItOut: Implied to have grown out of the trope upon the closing scenes of season 1 episode 12, when she allows Ichika to grope her and almost succeeds in kissing him. By the time of the first OVA, she try to confesses... but he couldn't hear 'cause of the fireworks.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Can stab through wooden doors with wooden katanas, and can launch Ichika up in the air with a single kick to the gut.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ichika.
* ClingyJealousGirl: While initially hostile towards Ichika, when a senior offered to teach him on the IS, she immediately declines the offer for him. She also told him that if she won the championship tournament he will date her, which [[GossipEvolution gossip blew out of proportion]] into a winner-take-Ichika tourney.
* CuteBruiser: She trained in kendo prior to the introduction of the IS suits, and her IS suit is melee oriented.
* DCupDistress: While showering in the first episode of season 2, she seems to lament that her breasts have gotten bigger. Ichika definitely [[BuxomIsBetter takes notice]] of it when she hastily meets him at her door a few moments later.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Already melted and down the drain by Episode 5.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: What sets her apart from the other girls is that she gets by ''far'' the most amount of screen time, which cements her status as the female lead. In particular, she knows Ichika the longest, she has one of the strongest mechas, she sings the ending for every episode, she gets the closest to getting him to reciprocate her feelings, and she gets half of an OVA dedicated to her. There are moments where she honestly seems like the main character rather than Ichika, like the aforementioned OVA focusing more on her thoughts than that of everyone else.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: [[Creator/YokoHikasa Her Seiyuu]] sings the ending for every episode including the OVA.
* DualWielding: Aka Tsubaki's [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan:
** Gives one to Ichika for attempting to face-off with Laura's VT-enabled IS.
** Ends at the receiving end of this trope from Rin, snapping her out of her HeroicBSOD.
* HairDecorations: Initially a green ribbon tying her hair. [[spoiler:Later gets a white one from Ichika for her birthday.]]
* HappilyMarried: Her ''World Purge''-influenced fantasy [[spoiler:has her living peacefully together with Ichika, including their own dojo for kendo training. What differentiates hers from [[SuperSoldier Laura's]] however is that, apart from the lack of {{Fanservice}} elements (which is surprising, considering [[BoobsOfSteel her proportions]]), her imagination actually views Ichika as her equal compared to the superficial image that the other girls have of him.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Struck with one when Ichika made a DivingSave to shield her from Silver Gospel. Rin reminds her that they can still win, who then proceeds to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap her to her senses]].
* InnocentCohabitation: With Ichika, until Charles came in.
* InsecureLoveInterest: No matter how many times she hurts him, Ichika always forgives her. This makes her question if she even deserves someone as good as him.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: In the seventh episode of the second season, she gets to do a photo shoot & a joint interview with Ichika. She is so excited at the prospect that while in the dressing room of the studio, she starts punching her locker door while psyching herself up mentally. She ends up ''punching the locker door off its hinges.'' Meanwhile, her hand is perfectly fine.
* {{Irony}}: Her sister created the IS but she doesn't get her own personal IS until the story is well underway.
** But by the time she got her hands on the Aka Tsubaki, what a [[SuperPrototype monster of an IS]] it is.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's dismissive and harsh in regards towards Tabane. Sure she may also be hostile towards Ichika, but she falls in love with him because of his selflessness.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She's a Kendo ace, after all. Also applies after receiving Aka Tsubaki.
** WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Comes with the Kendo ace package. To the point she can pierce through wooden doors like they're nothing. Even Ichika hangs a lampshade on it.
* {{Kiai}}: As one would expect from a sword practicioner, she can scream while bringing down her sword.
* KimonoFanService: Her Miko Fox outfit in Season 2 Episode 5, complete with CleavageWindow. And thanks to her DCupDistress, she's rather uncomfortable with it.
* LightningBruiser: Akatsubaki.
* LovingBully: {{Downplayed|Trope}} and {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. While she doesn't go out of her way to terrorize Ichika, he admits sometimes she can be really scary. Over time, Houki admits her time apart from him didn't do her personality any favors; as she believed she used kendo as way to remember him, but upon beating her opponent so hard to the point of making them cry, she admitted she was only indulging in senseless violence.
* ModestyTowel: Ichika catches her in one [[AccidentalPervert after he enters their dorm room for the first time]].
* OutOfClothesExperience: [[http://i53.tinypic.com/m90qgx.jpg She experiences this with Ichika]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Became part of a protection program which requires constant relocation due to Tabane's critical importance, and has since hated Tabane for affecting her family life and relationship with Ichika.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: In a rarity among harem novels/manga/anime, she's also the first girl to be introduced in the series.
* PerpetualFrowner:
-->'''Ichika:''' Can't you at least stop frowning so much?\\
'''Houki:''' I was born with this face.
* PhlebotinumBattery: Akatsubaki's One-Off ability, ''Kenran Butou'', can regenerate its shield energy as well as that of other IS units.
* RapunzelHair: Most apparent after her post-shower mishap with Ichika.
* RedOniBlueOni: Also the blue to Tabane's red.
* SeriousBusiness: How she takes [[http://www.mangareader.net/infinite-stratos/10/3 cooking]].
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Invoking this trope is the driving force of her character. She actually used to be a bit of a crybaby as a child, and came to love Ichika since he was always there to comfort her. Nowadays she may act like a {{Tsundere}}, but she really just want him to notice her and see her as a grown woman. The problem is that her attempts to seem "mature" confuse the hell out of Ichika, and he never really understood girls all that well to begin with.
* SiblingYinYang: With her sister Tabane.
* SuperPrototype: Akatsubaki, the first ''true'' 4th-generation IS built by Tabane.
* SwordBeam: Her left-hand katana ''Karaware'' can fire one of these.
* TookALevelInBadass: After gaining the Akatsubaki. See UnskilledButStrong sub-entry.
* {{Tsundere}}: A rather blatant Type-A, but tends to veer into Type-B on rare ocassions. She's been in love with Ichika since they were kids, but puts an impressive amount of effort into tying to act like this is not the case.
* UnskilledButStrong: Akatsubaki is a 4th-generation SuperPrototype and the most powerful IS in existence. However, she's not a skilled pilot, so she can only be as powerful as the rest of Ichika's girls.
** She seemed to have grown out of this trope in season 2: [[spoiler: while Tatenashi was conducting a diagnostics test on her, she found out that Houki already qualifies as a Class S IS pilot. The former credits Tabane's involvement for her sister's sudden increase in ranking.]]
* WomanInWhite: Her IS suit after obtaining the Akatsubaki.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her school uniform exhibits a Grade A. Much like ''all'' girls in their IS suit. Though it can be debated that she qualifies as Grade-S with her split-ponytail AnimeHair.


[[folder:Cecilia Alcott]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/{{Yukana}} (Japanese) and Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (English)

Official representative of the United Kingdom for the IS Academy. Although tension initially sparked between her and Ichika due to the latter's lack of knowledge about her impressive history, she warms up to him after he almost defeats her in a duel.
* AttackDrone: Her Blue Tears has four of them, all of which shoot lasers.
* BeamSpam: All but one of the Blue Tears' weapon systems are beam-type weapons. In fact, Blue Tears was designed from the ground up as a test bed for IS-carried beam weapons.
* BlackBraAndPanties: Revealed to have a pair during their school trip when Chifuyu pulled up her robe while in a middle of getting a HappyEndingMassage.
* BritishStuffiness: Her vocabulary in the original Japanese version is ''completely'' formal in its prefixes, suffixes and idioms; free of slang and other "vulgar" syntax. In other words, vocabulary spoken by stereotypically uptight and overly polite British nobility.
* CannotSpitItOut: Like Rin, has some trouble expressing her "feelings" for Ichika, despite being a bit of a tease herself.
* ClassRepresentative: She won the duel for the position against Ichika (simply because his IS ran out of shield energy just as he's about to deal the finishing blow), but nevertheless cedes her position to him.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She hates it when the other girls get close to Ichika, particularly his two childhood friends.
* CovertPervert: The biggest one in the series according to the World Purge OVA. She had the lewdest dream with Ichika in comparison with the other girls and was the only girl who was completely naked with him (at least Laura was using [[NakedApron an appron]]). To add more insult, Ichika was [[SomeonesTouchingMyButt groping]] her and she was enjoying it.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Volume 11 reveals that [[spoiler:her parents illegally obtained an IS core from Phantom Task to implant into Exia Blackett to treat her heart condition. As this act is considered treason, they were executed]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] -- ''She'' wins the duel for the [[ClassRepresentative Class 1-1 Representative]] position against Ichika, but starts falling for him afterwards.
* DefrostingIceQueen: While she hated Ichika initially, after nearly beating her in a duel, she became very friendly to him.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Her father was a spineless sycophant, which frustrated her to no end and colored her interactions with men in general. Apparently Ichika was the first exception she ever met.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Together with Rin while they were stalking on Ichika and Charlotte holdings hands as they buy swimsuits.
* FriendlySniper: Her IS does have a SniperRifle as a primary weapon, so this counts.
* GirlyRun: She runs like this. Most noticable in the ending.
* GodivaHair: Episode 9, by way of her OjouRinglets.
* HairDecorations: A blue headband with floral borders.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Young, beautiful and a prestigious {{Ojou}}.
* {{Keigo}}: Uses "''watakushi''" when referring to herself and "''[[VerbalTic desu wa]]''" at the end of her sentences to emphasize her nobility.
* LaughingMad: In Episode 12, after witnessing Ichika and Houki's AlmostKiss and nearly blowing off the guy's head in the process.
* LethalChef: Shown when she gave Ichika some sandwiches. Her cooking can be described as "[[FoodPorn looking exactly as depicted in the cookbook]], but tastes just like the cookbook". Then again, there's that joke about British culinary skills...
** Season 2 shows how her lack of common sense is a major cause of her horrendous cooking skills. While teaching her how to cook, Houki, Charlotte and the latter's roommate, Laura, all get sick from her attempts to make the food look better. Later, when Rin to teaches her how to make sweet & sour pork, Cecilia ends up blowing the latter's room up, as upon hearing Rin stating that Chinese cooking is all about "firepower", Cecilia decides to use ''her IS's laser''.
* MegatonPunch: Gives one to Ichika during the BeachEpisode.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: There was a mention of a Strike Gunner high-speed package for her personal IS, just before their encounter with the Silver Gospel. It is unknown if she actually made use of it during the last battle...
* MistressAndServantBoy: In her dream in the World Purge OVA. Ichika was the servant boy who washes her back (and [[ThanksForTheMammary apparently]] [[SomeonesTouchingMyButt more locations]]) in the baths.
* NakedFreakOut: After Ichika saved her in the World Purge OVA. Although this is ironic, since she was enjoying to be completely naked with Ichika in her dream.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Played straight in the original sub, averted in the dub.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Upon seeing the ''Silent Zephyrs'' in episode 4 of season 2. Especially since the ''Silent Zephyrs'' was originally known as "Blue Tears Mk. II", basically Cecilia's IS Suit, but better in pretty much every way.]]
* {{Ojou}}: Makes a big point of her noble birth and upbringing.
* OjouRinglets: Four sets of ringlets to highlight her noble upbringing.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents died in what was thought to be a train accident.
* PimpedOutDress: Her uniform has frills on the edges of her skirt and sleeves.
* PlayboyBunny: Her blue-with-white-ears outfit in Season 2, Episode 5.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Seems to wear a pair as part of her CustomUniform (see above pic).
* RapunzelHair: All the way down to her waist.
* SeizaSquirm: Ichika even lampshades it when he sees her discomfort, asking why didn't she sit at a table instead. She refuses to, having won said spot next to him from the other girls in a game they played earlier.
* ShoutOut: The {{Attack Drone}}s on her personal IS, ''Blue Tears'', is an obvious reference to mechs with similar armaments from the ''Gundam'' franchise, particularly the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Strike Freedom Gundam]], though the mix of that and the sniper rifle weapon would be more akin to the [[Anime/MObileSuitGundam00 Cherudim Gundam]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some subs misspelled her last name as how it was pronounced in the original: "Olcott".
* SpockSpeak: Given her {{ojou}} status, she's very well-spoken at all times.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Rin.
* {{Tsundere}}: Arrogant, snobby, haughty, refuses to admit her obvious feelings for Ichika and easily gets jealous when she sees him with other girls.
* UpperClassTwit: Due to her sheltered life, she does not have as much common sense as her peers.


[[folder:Lingyin "Rin" Huang]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiShimoda (Japanese) and Creator/HilaryHaag (English)

Representative of China for the IS Academy and Class 1-2 Representative. She and Ichika were friends since grade school, some time after Houki left. They have fond memories of eating together in her family's restaurant, though it seems that Ichika doesn't remember things quite the same way Rin does...
* ACupAngst: [[BerserkButton Never ever say to her face]] that she's flat-chested. In episode 5 of season 2, she punches the TV screen while watching Charlotte with Ichika, after the screen pauses on Charl's chest. She also angrily accuses him of staring at the other girl's boobs later on after Tatenashi steals her outfit to tease Ichika. The latter only adds fuel to the fire by saying Rin's outfit is a bit tight around the chest. The novels reveal she's actually somewhat jealous of Laura, because Laura has even smaller breasts than her but she isn't bothered by it in the slightest.
* AlmostKiss: She nearly gave one to a [[DudeShesLikeInAComa sleeping]] Ichika, till he started to wake up.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Aside from stated nationality, she befits the stereotype of being raised in a family that runs a Chinese restaurant.
* CannotSpitItOut: Has no problem being playful and energetic towards Ichika, but has problems in the romantic affection bit.
* CatchPhrase: "[[{{Yandere}} Let's kill him/them!]]"
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ichika.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: She made a promise with Ichika in which she'd treat him to food everyday if she got better at cooking (the implication being that they'd get married). Ichika, ever ObliviousToLove, took her words literally.
* ChildSoldier: In episode 1 of season 2, Rin mentions having been given sniper training just like Laura, when at a shooting gallery stand.
* ClassRepresentative: For Class 1-2.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Houki and Cecilia hate her instantly for being a childhood friend of Ichika, but she also hates it when the other girls get close to him, particularly Houki and Charlotte.
* CuteBruiser: While she does have cannons with medium-range capabilities, her IS suit is melee-oriented.
* CuteLittleFangs: Especially visible when her smile turns from cute to cruel and murderous.
* DualWielding: Her Shenlong's ''Souten Gagetsu'', a pair of swords that can be combined to form a lance-like weapon.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: When slipping into {{Yandere}} mode.
* GenkiGirl: Upbeat and energetic in disposition; disturbingly enough, even when she is angry enough to want to ''kill'' Ichika she is upbeat and happy.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Gives Houki one of these to snap her out of her HeroicBSOD.
* GirlishPigtails: See above pic.
* HairDecorations: Two yellow ribbons which hold up her twintails.
* ImageSong: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_SmBcemUQA Delicious Smile]]".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She can be rather blunt and a {{yandere}} towards Ichika, but she's one of the good guys.
* JustFriends: With Ichika, who's completely clueless about the implications of the aforementioned ChildhoodMarriagePromise.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Gains a couple more Impact Cannons for their counterattack against the Silver Gospel.
* MultiformBalance: Her IS is armed with a pair of Impact Cannons on the shoulder armor and the aforementioned Souten Gangetsu.
* {{Nephewism}}: The first manga series showed that she was living with her uncle prior to enrolling in the IS academy, but even he didn't seem to be home very often because of his duties as a [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport People's Liberation Army officer.]]
* NewTransferStudent: A few days right after Ichika, but was introduced to Class 1-2.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Played straight.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents divorced due to differences, and the restaurant Ichika usually visits had closed down, forcing her to return to China, where she was scouted as an IS pilot.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Was already friends with Ichika before the start of the story (although at a later time than Houki).
* {{Qipao}}: Wears one in Season 2 as part of the school festival.
* RapunzelHair: Her twintails reach down to her waist.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Sort of; the Impact Cannons are positioned slightly above her shoulders
* ShoutOut:
** Her IS is obviously named after [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing another Gundam of the same name.]]
** Meanwhile, the design of the Impact Cannons are derived from the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Dygenguar's General Blasters]]
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Cecilia.
* TokenMiniMoe: The shortest character in Ichika's harem.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The first season spelled out her name as "Fan Rinin" on a computer screen. The second season's opening clearly spells it as "Huang Lingyin." [[AlternateCharacterReading The former is the Japanese reading of her name, while the latter is Mandarin.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: She loves Ichika, there's no doubt about that. Yet she seems to have no qualms about hitting Ichika with her IS weapons even when he's unarmed.
* {{Yandere}}: Busting through a wall and attempting to kill Ichika after Charlotte admits to her true gender (with most of the school knowing that she and Ichika took a bath together the previous day) counts as this.
** Then there's this conversation between her and Cecilia while peeping at Ichika and Charlotte going shopping together.
--->'''Rin:''' Are they holding hands?\\
'''Cecilia:''' Yes.\\
'''Rin:''' Ah, then it wasn't an illusion or a daydream.\\
''[Rin summons her Shenlong's right arm part]''\\
'''Rin:''' Let's kill them!
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade C in her uniform (see picture above), Grade S in her IS pilot suit.


[[folder:Charles[=/=]Charlotte Dunois]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa (Japanese) and Creator/ShannonEmerick (English)

Representative from France and the only other male in the world that can pilot an IS... or at least so it seemed at first. Charles is actually a girl named Charlotte who was sent to spy on Ichika by her father.
* AceCustom: Rafale Revive Custom II is actually a heavily modified 2nd-generation mass production IS.
* AffectionateNickname: Ichika begins calling her [[CharClone Char]] after the [[UnsettlingGenderReveal gender reveal]], which she quite accepted wholeheartedly.
* BareYourMidriff: Played straight during her stint as Charles. Averted after the [[UnsettlingGenderReveal gender reveal]].
* BattleCouple: With Ichika. During the duel with Laura they perfectly cooperated, taking advantage of the latter's IS's weakness and capabilities of their own [=ISs=].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is the kindest, sweetest girl you'll ever meet, with the smile of an [[http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn139/animangamania/AngelicCharlotte_zps5dab93ab.png angel]]. Just don't piss her off (or cheat on her), lest her smile will turn into that of the [[http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn139/animangamania/ScaryCharlotte_zps7efe9279.png Angel of Death]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: When she was forced to don a male persona, Charlotte can pass for a kindly handsome (if effeminate) boy who can set girls swooning with love. To drive the point home, when being requested to work as a waitress at a café, the owner decides to give her a butler outfit instead of a maid costume, stating she looks better in the former, despite being aware that Charlotte's a girl.
* BishieSparkle:
** During her first introduction to the class as Charles.
** Again when temporarily acting as a waitress in a butler outfit.
* {{Bokukko}}: Her training to use the polite-masculine pronoun "boku" to refer to herself in Japanese stuck, even after she no longer has to maintain a male facade.
* BreakoutCharacter: She is so unbelievably popular among the fans that she is the first character to receive her ''very own'' spinoff web-released manga series, ''IS: Sugar and Honey.''
* CatchPhrase: "Ichika no ecchi." ("Ichika, you pervert.")
* CharClone: She is blonde, has an AceCustom IS, and most of all [[InSeriesNickname nicknamed as Char.]] To the viewpoint of the other girls, she could also be TheRival type.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For all her kindness, she definitely is one, and willing to join the other girls' jealous antics.
* CombatPragmatist: As shown in Season 1 Episode 8, "Charles" and Ichika VS. Laura and Houki. Quickly shut down Houki, since Laura is enough of an ArrogantKungFuGuy to think she can take on both all by herself? Check. Bring out the hidden weapons, like a shield-piercing spike and an extra assault rifle? Check. [[spoiler: Give said extra rifle to Ichika, a melee-only combatant, so he can shoot Laura in the back when she's focused on Charles?]] Check.
* CovertPervert: A little bit. For example, she changes clothes in the same room as Ichika even when there's really no reason to. To the surprise of absolutely no one, {{Doujinshi}} took this and ran with it. At least one doujin written ''by the author'' (technically making this semi-canon), involves a... ''colorful'' [[DaydreamSurprise daydream]].
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: While her school uniform skirt isn't really that short, in Season 2 Episode 6, a malfunction in her IS Suit somehow "turns off" the MagicPants function (where an IS user returns to wearing the clothes she was before using her IS Suit). Fortunately, it only seems to affect a single article of clothing. Unfortunately, said article of clothing is her underwear. Even more unfortunately, any time she tries to put on another pair, it dissolves into energy (like her IS Suit does when she isn't using it).
* DisappearedDad: She only got to see her dad for the first time shortly before attending the Academy.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Made all the girls swoon during her first introduction as Charles.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: She has her moments, oftentimes with a French-sounding {{Leitmotif}} and a dash of BishieSparkle...
* FireBreathingDiner: Nearly becomes one after trying a piece of pure wasabi. Still, her reaction is really cute.
* FurBikini: Wore one based on a french poodle in the fifth episode of the second season.
* TheGlomp: Laura's CutenessProximity when she puts on cat pajamas in season 2 is so strong that Charlotte immediately glomps her.
* GoingCommando: In one episode of season 2. Not by choice, mind.
* GratuitousFrench: In the dub, she adds French words when she is speaking.
* GunsAkimbo: Can easily pull this off due to the [[MoreDakka multitude of weapons]] her IS can carry.
* HairDecorations: A single pink ribbon tying her lightly-braided hair at the end.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She has blonde hair and she's the nicest girl of the harem, usually compared to an angel.
* HeroicBastard: Or in her case, "Heroic Bitch." Her backstory as the illegitimate daughter of the president of a French IS manufacturing corporation makes her this.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Laura.
* HiddenBuxom: As Charles, she wears something akin to a girdle to suppress her breasts.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Her Rafale Revive Custom II isn't nearly as fast or powerful as other personal [=ISs=], but has a massive capacity for weapons and equipment specific for any situation. Normal [=ISs=] can carry around two or three different weapons. Rafale Revive II can carry over twenty, and he can also unlock their access for other IS users.
* ImageSong: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ93r9AWK8E Mon Chérie, Ma Chérie]]" and (French for "My Darling, My Darling"), "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v--03DHhEi0 Sunflower Bouquet]]".
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: So gentle, sweet, cuddly and adorable that this is the reaction she provokes from fans of ''both'' sexes, on ''both'' sides of the fourth wall.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Her AceCustom IS is Orange, compared to the green on its mass-production derivative, and can carry roughly ''six'' times more weapons in its HyperspaceArsenal compared to the plain vanilla version. As befits the series' CharClone.
* LeotardOfPower: Post-UnsettlingGenderReveal, a standard female outfit.
* LovelyAngels: With Laura when stopping a bunch of robbers in a restaurant.
* MauriceChevalierAccent: The English dub has Creator/ShannonEmerick use a heavy French accent for Charlotte.
* MissingMom: Her mother has already passed away before her introduction.
* MistressAndServantBoy: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. In her dream of the second season OVA, Charlotte was the servant girl while Ichika was the employer who uses his position to do lewd stuff with her.
* TheMole: She was originally sent to gather data on Ichika for her father's company to collect. Of course, once she was found out she may risk imprisonment, but Ichika assures her that her stay at the Academy would at least give her some sort of asylum.
* MoreDakka: Rafale Revive Custom II is equipped with around twenty different guns all stored in HammerSpace.
* NewTransferStudent: ''Twice''. She gets a do-over when she reveals her true gender.
* NiceGirl: Gentle, polite, sweet-tempered and kind to a fault, Charlotte is the ''only'' girl of the initial-five harem who is ''not'' a violent-tempered, self-centered, emotionally-insincere and domineering {{Tsundere}}.
* NoodleIncident: Ichika stripping Charlotte of her panties while trying not to look at her while changing together in their room. The DVD releases rectified it, showing that when Ichika heard her fall to her knees in a very awkward position while changing, he was about to stop her from letting out a scream. Unfortunately, he stumbled as well and accidentally grabbed her panties in the process.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Played straight in the original sub, averted in the dub.
* OhCrap: She is utterly shocked when Ichika discovers her true identity in the bath.
* OnlySaneWoman: In addition to being neither a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, a {{Tsundere}}, or a {{Yandere}}, Charlotte often lampshades Ichika's [[ObliviousToLove romance-wise stupidity]]. Sometimes, it seems that Charlotte is the only girl in the harem who isn't on an around-the-clock quest to get into Ichika's pants.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[HeroicBastard The illegitimate child of a French IS company CEO and a country woman]], [[MissingMom who already died]]. And the father doesn't care about her one bit.
* PileBunker: Her IS has one hidden in its left shield.
** Doubles as a ShoutOut to the weapon's progenitor: The [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Alt Eisen]]'s Revolving Stake.
* PlayboyBunny: Got roped into wearing a set in Chapter 11 of the ''Sugar & Honey'' spin-off (by Tatenashi, no less.)
* ProperLady: The sweetest, gentlest and ''nicest'' girl of the main cast, who ironically still uses the masculine profile of "boku" even in private with Ichika, the only time it's safe to be a real girl (at least until she finally comes out of her shell at the end of Episode 8). Justified since her father had her memorize the masculine dialogue.
* QuickDraw: Her IS utilizes the Rapid Switch ability to draw out weapons at a faster rate.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Charlotte has stripped in front of Ichika ''twice'' and even joined him in a bath.
* ShipperOnDeck: Is actively encouraging Laura to get closer to Ichika. May have something to do with the fact that unlike her, who at least knows her parents, Laura is an ArtificialHuman who knows next to nothing of such concepts as love or compassion (except maybe that specific "no [[AmazonBrigade woman]] gets left behind" type).
* ShoutOut:
** After the mass UnsettlingGenderReveal, Ichika begins calling her [[CharClone Char]].
** She also shares a family name with The '''''Bastard''''' of Orleans, Count of '''''Dunois'''''.
* ShowerOfAwkward: How Ichika finds out her true gender with a FullFrontalAssault.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: So, was it "Dunois", or "Dunoa"?
** As to her IS, was it ''Rafael'', or ''Rafale''?
* {{Squee}}: Exhibits this reaction in the first episode of season 2 [[spoiler:upon persuading Laura to purr like a cat.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her "French Poodle" schtick in Season 2, Episode 5, natch.
* SweetPollyOliver: Has to pretend to be a boy to spy on Ichika as per her father's orders.
* TranquilFury: After Ichika almost kissed Houki: "Ichika, what are you doing?"
* {{Tsundere}}: A mild Type B. The only time when her harsh side comes out is when Ichika is being [[ObliviousToLove particularly thick]] or when she gets extremely jealous.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: To Ichika on Episode 5, and three episodes later, to the entire class via Yamada-sensei. Obviously some girls (''especially'' [[{{Yandere}} Lingyin]]) didn't take the implications well, especially considering it was known to everyone that she (as Charles) shared the public bath with Ichika the previous day.
* WeakButSkilled: Rafale Revive Custom II is a heavily modified 2nd-generation mass production IS. However, her skill allows her to keep up with the rest of the main cast, all of whom use 3rd-generation (4th-generation in Ichika's and Houki's case) prototypes upwards.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A in her IS Pilot suit after the [[UnsettlingGenderReveal gender reveal]].


[[folder:Laura Bodewig]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese) and Creator/TiffanyGrant (English)

German representative and Captain of its military IS corps ''Schwarzer Hase'' ("Black Hares"). Chifuyu used to train her during the former's time in Germany, and initially despised Ichika for being too weak and causing Chifuyu's early retirement.

* {{Adorkable}}: Post-meltdown. Her lack of social skills make almost any social interaction awkwardly and hilariously cute.
* AmazonBrigade: Was the CO of Germany's IS unit ''[[GratuitousGerman Schwarzer Hase]]'' ([[KillerRabbit "Black Hares"]]), whose members wear [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches]] on their left eye.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: She isn't very fond of the idea of the [=ISs=] being used as a form of combat sport, like at the Academy. She ''really'' likes to express that opinion in battle [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown as much as allowed.]]
* ArtificialHuman: She was grown in a vat and genetically engineered to be the ultimate soldier.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Her Schwarzer Regen's Active Inertia Canceller (AIC) can block any attack, beam-based or not, including a high-powered shot from Rin's Impact Cannons. The catch -- it relies on Laura's concentration abilities, making her susceptible to multiple enemies.
** It may have worked during her match with Cecilia and Rin, as both went long-range... but not so much with Ichika and Charles, who threw her off-guard by combining melee and long-range.
* AxCrazy: She gets better... [[DefrostingIceQueen big time]].
* BadassAdorable: Post-[[DefrostingIceQueen meltdown]].
* BadassArmFold: Poses like this after having been shot by one of Cecilia's missiles (and escaping without even a scratch), during her two-on-one impromptu match with Cecilia and Rin.
* BeautifulDreamer: The sight of her literally dressed as a sleeping kitten is ''so'' weapon's-grade cute that Charlotte could not bring herself to wake her up to taste Cecilia's food...
* BedmateReveal: To Ichika while naked.
* TheBerserker: Her Schwarzer Regen's Valkyrie Trace (VT) System was meant to increase an [=IS's=] performance by mimicking previous Mondo Grosso champions (e.g. Chifuyu). However it went rogue due to Laura's brief mental breakdown upon realizing that Ichika and Charlotte exploited her AIC's weakness and turned the tide of the battle against her. No wonder research, development and application of the VT System is strictly banned.
** Possibly doubles as a ShoutOut of sorts to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED SEED Mode]] or the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Berserker System]]...
* {{BFG}}: Her Schwarzer Regen's rail gun is massive.
* BigDamnHeroes: She rescues Ichika from Lingyin's assault in the classroom, only for her to kiss him shortly afterward.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Her IS has two energy blades attached to its wrists.
* BloodKnight: Being bred and raised purely for battle, what else is there to expect?
* BodyguardCrush: After falling in love with Ichika, she decides to become his bodyguard to protect him.
* BringIt: To Rin and to Cecilia.
* ChildSoldier: Segments of it can be seen in episode 8 of season 1, when she has a FlashBack of her training days back in Germany. She also explicitly states that she's in the German Army's IS corps and more or less asks them for advice, such as what to wear at the beach.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She is not happy to see her "wife" AlmostKiss another girl. In the first episode for season 2, she invites him out to a pool date, only to get upset at him when he suggests inviting the other girls. Then in episode 2 of season 2, she walks in on Tatenashi forcing Ichika's head down in a LapPillow. She immediately summons one of her IS blades, and attempts to attack Tatenashi with it, only for her to deflect it effortlessly with her iron fan.
-->'''Laura:''' You're not paying enough attention to being my wife!
* TheComicallySerious: Because she lacks any [[NoSocialSkills social skills]] a lot of her humor derives from misreading every situation.
* CornerOfWoe: Ends up in one in season 2 episode 7, after having been lectured by Chifuyu, and being told that the latter could not accept her as her sister-in-law.
-->'''Laura:''' Instructor hates me. Instructor hates me. Instructor hates me...
* CombatTentacles: Her Schwarzer Regen's wire-guided daggers can function as this.
* CutenessProximity: Accidentally invokes this when wearing a cat pajama suit. Charlotte, who is also wearing one, ends up hugging her from behind and has her say "nyaa/meow".
* CutenessOverload: Totally caught off-guard by a pair of bunny-shaped sweets.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Played straight [[spoiler:after the VT system incident.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Initially, she absolutely despised Ichika for being too weak and causing Chifuyu's early retirement. After he saves her from transforming into a dark IS and once she learns Ichika's strength is his freedom to choose and helping those around him, she completely falls in love with him and declares him her "wife".
* ElectronicEye: Her golden left eye which activates [[TheBerserker the VT system]].
* EyepatchOfPower: It covers the [[ElectronicEye golden eye she uses to increase her efficiency with the IS.]]
* FanGirl: Manages to stand out in a school filled with Chifuyu fangirls.
* FlawedPrototype: [[spoiler:Chloe Chronicle refers to her as "incomplete," whatever that means.]]
* ForcefulKiss: She steals Ichika's FirstKiss. While still onboard her IS. ''[[MassOhCrap In front of the entire class]].''
* GermanicDepressives: She has the darkest backstory out of all the IS pilots, what with being raised solely for combat at the expense of being taught none of the skills needed to function normally in society.
* GermanicEfficiency: She is raised first and ''foremost'' as warrior, a duty she ''excels'' in... ...at the cost of being taught ''none'' of the skills essential to being a normal girl, like making friends or understanding the concept of what a marriage is.
* GratuitousGerman: In the dub, she peppers her dialogue with German words.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Her fantasy in the ''World Purge'' has her married to Ichika with three children.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Charlotte, whom she even refers to as her "War Buddy".
* IdiotHair: Has one sticking over her forehead (see above pic).
* InsistentTerminology: Ichika is her ''bride'', thank you very much!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: An even bigger one than Houki when she's first introduced. She's considerably hostile towards Ichika when she transfers into the IS Academy. However, after being defeated by Ichika during the first IS Tournament, she eventually falls in love with him and becomes even less of a {{jerkass}}.
* KnifeNut: Seems to be her WeaponOfChoice apart from her IS. She wields some in season 2 during the Cinderella play, and seems rather good with them. Then later we see she has ''[[UpToEleven an entire locker]]'' full of them! Fortunately they're all properly secured in holsters.
* LargeHam: Interestingly, she is probably the biggest ham in the show, second only to Tabane Shinonono. Witness, for instance, her holding up a pair of bloomers in the second season as if they were some kind of priceless treasure.
* LovelyAngels: With Charlotte when stopping a bunch of robbers in a restaurant.
* LoveRedeems: So much after her defeat, that she took the initiative ''and'' planted a kiss herself.
* MadnessMantra: In Volume 8, [[spoiler: the false Ichika in her ''World Purge'' fantasy [[GlamourFailure devolves]] into repeatedly telling her "Do your best" which extends to "Do your best to fight on & kill." The fantasy is hinted to be a coverup for her insecurities in being a living weapon.]]
* MegatonPunch: Gives one to Ichika (with her IS's right arm deployed) in season 2 episode 6, after Ichika made a favorable comment about her eyes which got her all flustered.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Her IS gets a long-range artillery set-up for its main cannon (complete with recoil dampers) for their counterattack against the Silver Gospel.
* MistakenForGay: At the end of Volume 3 Chapter 1, her ''Schwarzer Hase'' teammates were really surprised she was interested in Ichika, because they'd all thought she was hot for Chifuyu.
* MysticalWhiteHair: She's silver-haired, which hints at her being a genetically engineered SuperSoldier.
* TheNapoleon: Among the shortest members of the cast, and originally was quite violent before she softened up.
* NewTransferStudent: The day after Charles' introduction in the anime. In the novel, they were introduced at the same time.
* NoSocialSkills: A side effect of being raised by the military as a {{Tykebomb}}.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Played straight in the original sub, averted in the dub.
* ParentalAbandonment: Raised in a military environment, with no parents in sight.
* PlayboyBunny: Dons a black-with-black-ears, (partly due to her status as the head of the ''Schwarzer Hase'' unit, and partly to contrast Cecilia's similar outfit) in Season 2 Episode 5.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Her pants mostly give this vibe, resembling the jodhpurs common in Nazi uniforms
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The ''Schwarzer Regen'''s color scheme. Only gets subverted upon her [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]].
** Doubles as a ShoutOut of sorts to an AcePilot who has the sa-'''''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration TROMBE!]]'''''
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Her right eye to be exact, but her AxCrazy tendencies, immense hostility to Ichika, and her NoHoldsBarredBeatdown of two of his friends pretty much define her character before the Inter-Class Tournament. So she comes across as more than sinister and definitely darker and edgier than the rest of the cast. [[DefrostingIceQueen She gets better after the tournament]].
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Let's see white hair, a red eye and a yellow eye, a genetically-engineered ArtificialHuman [[{{Tykebomb}} raised as]] a SuperSoldier, and educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which left her with no idea of how to act like a normal girl and socialize normally. Initially, she hates the main character, but she later falls in love with him and chooses him as her "wife". Behavior-wise, Laura can also be described as a mixture of this and ShanaClone.
* TheResenter: She resented Ichika for indirectly causing his sister Chifuyu's early retirement. At least until her meltdown.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: She was educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which was clearly nowhere near enough to become a normal girl.
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: Post-meltdown, she declares that Ichika is her "wife".
-->''[to Ichika, after having given him a ForcefulKiss]''
-->'''Laura:''' I hereby declare you as my ''wife''! It has been set in stone; I will not accept objections! ''[Cue a MassOhCrap]''
* SeriousBusiness: ''Swimsuit shopping''. She calls Clarissa Harfouch, her [[TheLancer second-in-command]] during her days at the ''Schwarzer Hase'', for advice, and it's freely given. [[AmazonBrigade Which makes sense]]. Bonus points -- Clarissa is an OccidentalOtaku.
** Clarissa strikes again in the second season when she advises Laura to pick out an excellent pair of striped panties to flash Ichika with. Cue Laura immediately making finding a pair of hot stripes panties her top priority, to the point where she shoves a striped panties catalogue in Ichika's face and asks which one he likes best.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: She has no qualms about sneaking into Ichika's bed while naked.
* ShanaClone: TheNapoleon, RapunzelHair, ACupAngst and a love interest to the main male lead. She even says her catchphrase "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!" at one point.
* SheCleansUpNicely: She laments that she's not attractive to men, as evidenced by Ichika's [[ObliviousToLove apparent lack of interest]] in her. When she's wearing fairly normal clothing, such as her swimsuit in episode 9 of the first season, or a regular dress in episode 1 of season 2, she does look pretty. Some other shoppers in the latter example even take pictures of her and Charlotte after she nearly trips wearing high heels for the first time.
* SkinshipGrope: Gives one to Charlotte in the ''Sugar & Honey'' web manga due to a dash of ACupAngst against her.
* SleepCute: She is ''adorable'' when sleeping in the cat pajamas Charlotte gave her.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While her IS's name is spelled (in the Light Novels and in this site) as ''Regen''[[note]]the correct German term for "rain"[[/note]], the heads-up displays use ''Roegen'' instead.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Post-meltdown. She's still very serious, yet she's honest about her feelings for Ichika and pursues him very aggressively.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Her left eye.
%%* SuperSoldier
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: She's small, short-tempered, bossy and usually kicks or smacks Ichika when she gets angry or jealous.
* {{Tykebomb}}: She was genetically engineered and raised from childhood to fight.
* WackyMarriageProposal: Due to having NoSocialSkills, she just ''declares'' Ichika as her "wife". After stealing his first kiss. While still onboard her IS. ''In front of the entire class.''
* WaifFu: She may be the shortest among Ichika's harem, but she is also one of the most combat-capable.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Ichika certainly seems to think so after the second time he gets to see her without her eye patch on. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, this got her ''very'' flustered, to the point that she threw a MegatonPunch on him.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: She knows next to nothing of such concepts as love or compassion.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Pre-meltdown, she's an AxCrazy TykeBomb and a {{Jerkass}}.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Puts Ichika in an armbar. ''While naked in Ichika's bed''. And thought he wanted to practice CQC...


[[folder:Tatenashi Sarashiki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese) and Creator/JessicaCalvello (English)

Russian Cadet Representative to the IS Academy (though apparently half-Japanese) and currently the strongest IS user in the Academy, warranting her the position of StudentCouncilPresident. She's the pilot of the third-generation IS, ''Mysterious Lady''.
* TheAce: Good at pretty anything she does on screen.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: She is one of the better, if not the best, IS pilots at the school. So much so that she delivered a CurbStompBattle to Autumn when the latter attacked Ichika.
* BadassAdorable: Compared to [[GrumpyBear Houki]], [[RichBitch Cecilia]], [[{{Yandere}} Rin]] and [[TykeBomb Laura]], Tatenashi is a bright, cheerful and infectiously likable ray of sunshine.
* {{BFG}}: She used a long-range cannon in the last episode of Season 2 [[spoiler:to take out the airborne Squall, breaking the latter's helmet in the process.]]
* BigSisterInstinct: Despite taking many hits from unmanned IS units, she still manages to protect Kanzashi from their attack.
* BodyguardCrush: For Ichika, unto whom she was temporarily assigned to protect after the Silver Gospel incident.
* BoobsOfSteel: The best IS pilot in the academy, and one of the bustiest girls in the series. She's actually barely second in size to Houki and is mildly put off by that... for about ten seconds before going back to her cheerful self.
* ButNotTooForeign: Subverted: her name is written in kanji instead of katakana. The light novels suggest that ethnically, she is fully Japanese but she simply has Russian citizenship.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her IS's one-off ability, ''Lance of Mysteltainn'' works similarly to ''Reiraku Byakuya'', in which the water-based nanomachines gets concentrated towards the tip of her lance for a sudden offensive boost, in exchange for a decrease in overall defense.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Stopped Laura's LaserBlade with a ''paper fan''.
* CoolBigSis: Affectionately caring and kind, Tatenashi wants nothing more than for her juniors to have a fun and happy childhood; something (much to her regret) she failed to give to her own little sister.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Puts Ichika into heavy training to shape him up, leaving him exhausted afterwards.
* GenkiGirl: Very energetic and cheerful.
* GoodBadGirl: In stark contrast to ''every'' other girl in this franchise, Tatenashi is ''completely'' frank and comfortable with her sexuality, ''knows'' and ''openly-acknowledges'' that she is cute-and-sexy while enjoying ''every'' second of it. While she enjoys getting a rise out of chaste SourPrudes like Ichika and Houki, she is ultimately too good-natured and kind to go beyond anything more than harmless teasing.
* GreenEyedMonster: In episode 8 of season 2, she admits to Ichika that she's a little jealous of his relationship with his sister Chifuyu. When Ichika wonders what she means, due to Chifuyu's constant sternness with him, Tatenashi tells him that it means she's at least looking out for him, unlike her own relationship with her sister Kanzashi.
* HappyEndingMassage: Invokes one from Ichika in Season 2, much to his displeasure.
* JoustingLance: Her IS's primary weapon.
* LemonyNarrator: Her narration of the Cinderella play in episode 3 of season 2, especially when Ichika tries to give his crown to Charlotte, only to have Tatenashi remotely shock him while claiming his own doubts are doing it due to the love of his country. She told the girls without telling him that whoever gets his crown would get to be his roommate. Hence why he tried to just give it to Charlotte before Tatenashi stepped in.
* LovableSexManiac: Stops ''just'' short of the "sex" part, and only just barely. See GoodBadGirl above for more details.
* MarshmallowHell: While she's shorter than Ichika, she's subjected him to this a few times.
* NakedApron: When she first moves into Ichika's room. At least she was wearing a swimsuit under it, if a skimpy one.
* {{Nanomachines}}: ''Mysterious Lady's'' special feature; it uses nanomachines to control (or in some instances, [[GreyGoo weaponize]]) water. It even works on water vapor, [[spoiler: as Autumn's ''Arachne'' found out the hard way.]]
* NervesOfSteel: ''Never'' loses that winning smile ''or'' her happy-and-cheerful dispositon, even when bound by spider-web and thrown across a room with enough force to dent steel lockers. Except for the time when [[spoiler: she got badly injured by the ''Golem'' drones in episode 9 of season 2 and when she got shot by a Navy SEAL during the World Purge incident.]]
* PaperFanOfDoom: Carries a small fan with her at all times, which can apparently stop {{Laser Blade}}s.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Wears a pair like Cecilia (See pic above.)
* RedBaron: Squall identifies her as the "Impenetrable Mist of Moscow."
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The best pilot in the academy, who happens to have piercing red eyes.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to her sister's blue, with Tatenashi being the passionate pilot.
* SensualSlavs: Subverted since she's a Russian ''citizen'' without actually being ethnically Russian. Plays the "sensual" part straight towards Ichika, though.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Used her position to become Ichika's new roommate. She also abuses this power to allow another girl to move in with him on the condition that they can take his crown during a play. Needless to say, every single one of the girls tries very hard to get it. And she conveniently neglected to tell Ichika...
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: She likes to tease Ichika - a lot. In the OVA for season 2, she even pouts that she wants him to do lewd things to her like he apparently was doing with the other girls in the virtual reality simulations they were all stuck in. According to her sister Kanzashi who was monitoring all of that.
* SiblingYinYang: She's an extroverted GenkiGirl, while her sister Kanzashi is an introverted ShrinkingViolet.
* SkinshipGrope: Gives one to Houki in season 2, when she requested her to be her partner in the Tag Tournament
%% SpoiledSweet
* StudentCouncilPresident: Comes with the perks of being the strongest IS pilot in the Academy.
* TalkingWithSigns: Her fan sometimes displays words to suit the situation. Does it out of [[RuleOfCool coolness]].
* TheTease: Which doesn't sit well with Ichika. Or Laura.
* TheyCallHimSword: Her real name is [[spoiler: '''Katana''' Sarashiki.]]
* {{Troll}}: Part of her teasing act is to goad a reaction out of Ichika or his harem. There's also baiting the entire school to steal the crown that he is wearing in hopes of being his roommate, only to take the crown and deem herself the winner.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Well... Aquamarine to be more correct.


[[folder:Kanzashi Sarashiki]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SuzukoMimori (Japanese) and Creator/KiraVincentDavis (English)

Tatenashi's younger sister, and Japan's official IS cadet representative. She is a quiet, socially withdrawn girl who prefers to immerse herself in her IS and anime.
* {{Adorkable}}: Clumsy, shy and cute.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Gives one to Ichika by accident.
* BerserkButton: For all her angst against her sister, [[spoiler:Kanzashi loses it when she sees her sister lying defeated in episode 9 of season 2 by the unmanned IS suit. While it does enable her to defeat one of them, she used up all her energy, and another unmanned suit has easily taken care of Ichika, and throws him around while she watches helplessly.]]
* CantCatchUp: She tries to work on her own IS suit without help, but is unable to do it. She ends up reluctantly accepting help from Ichika and several of the other girls, [[spoiler:but finds out that him being nice to her was simply because Tatenashi wanted to secretly help her build her suit. She doesn't take the revelation well when she overhears her sister talking to Ichika about it in episode 8 of season 2.]]
* ClassRepresentative: For Class 1-4.
* CustomUniform: Looks more or less like the normal IS uniform, the only difference being the floral borders on the skirt edges and the unique-looking "side pods" (see pic above).
* DefrostingIceQueen: She is hostile towards Ichika at first, due to her IS unit being put on hold while one was built for him first, and refuses to be his partner for the tag-team tournament in season 2. However, due to his persistence, and saving her when her IS suit malfunctions during a test, she begins to reluctantly accept his help.
* {{Hackette}}: She's good with computers and bypassing security systems, as shown in the second season finale and the World Purge OVA.
* HairDecorations: A couple of hair clips to match the skirt-mounted side pods.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: She's socially awkward, watches {{Sentai}} anime meant for people half her age and is generally NotGoodWithPeople.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Her ''Uchigane Type-2'' 's ''Mountain Storm'', which launches a heapload of missiles.
* {{Meganekko}}: Has a pair of oblong glasses.
* MissionControl: During the World Purge incident when the girls had to enter the Academy's computer system.
* MulticoloredHair: She has a somewhat paler hue of hair compared to her sister's, which turns into a brighter aquamarine hue in the tips.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In the OVA for season 2, she attempts to kiss Ichika while his mind was trapped in the virtual world. After the other girls pull her off, she says they would've never came to a conclusion, so she decided to just try it out.
* {{Otaku}}: She's a fan of {{Sentai}} anime, as shown when she watches an episode under the covers of her bed.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to her sister's red, Kanzashi being the logical one.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Red eyes, short aquamarine hair, shy and quiet personality, eventually warms up to the main character and falls in love with him.
* RescueRomance: She really starts warming up to Ichika after he saves her from crashing after her IS malfunctions.
* ShrinkingViolet: Big time.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: She has aquamarine hair like her sister, but unlike her Kanzashi is shy and reserved.
* SiblingRivalry: She doesn't really get along with her older sister, to the point that when Tatenashi asks Ichika to be Kanzashi's tag-team partner to better protect her, she asks him to make no mention of her. [[spoiler:She seems to get over this at the end of episode 9 of season 2, when Tatenashi tells her that she never looked at her sister that way, and always respected her abilities, and nearly died protecting her earlier.]]
* SiblingYinYang: With Tatenashi. She's the quiet, shy one as opposed to Tatenashi's GenkiGirl.
* WaveMotionGun: Her IS has a couple of particle cannons mounted on her waist.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Well, like her sister, aquamarine.


[[folder:Honne Nohotoke]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaiKadowaki (Japanese) and Monica Passley (English)

Honne is a frequently sleepy girl usually dressed in a hooded pajamas. She's a recurring side character whose name was only revealed in the fifth light novel volume.
* HandHidingSleeves: Her most distinct characteristic. ''Everything'' she wears has sleeves too long for her.
%%* HiddenBuxom
* {{Mascot}}: Is essentially the one for Class 1-1.
* {{Meido}}: She and her older sister are both revealed to be under Tatenashi's service.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In the early volumes of the light novels Ichika calls her "Noho-hon", or in English "Anyhow-san". Turns out this actually [[PunnyName was a play off]] her real name, that she took as endearing. He did this before knowing that her name was actually "Nohotoke".
* TheNicknamer: She calls Ichika 'Orimu' instead of 'Orimura-kun'.
* RecurringExtra: With the rest of her three-girl posse.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: She is usually depicted as sleepy and/or slow moving, and wears her pajamas on a nigh-constant basis.
%%* SweetTooth
* ThoseTwoGuys: With two other unnamed girls in both the anime and light novels.
* WrenchWench: She turns out to be one of the mechanics who helps fix Kanzashi's IS suit in season 2 episode 8.



[[folder:Chifuyu Orimura]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese) and Creator/LuciChristian (English)

Ichika's 24-year-old sister and herself a retired IS ace, as well as head teacher of IS Academy's Class 1-1, where Ichika, Houki, Cecilia, Charles and Laura are placed. She gained popularity for her skill by using just a single katana with which she won the 1st Mondo Grosso Tournament. She disappeared after forfeiting her title defense at the 2nd Mondo Grosso to save the kidnapped Ichika. During her hiatus, she went to Germany to train IS pilots (one of which was Laura) as repayment for the German army's contribution to her rescue of Ichika. After she returned, she became an instructor at ISA.
* AcePilot: She won the first world-wide tournament for IS pilots, and was the runner-up in the 2nd (only because she didn't show up for the match). Yet years later, she is ''still'' regarded as the best.
* AloofBigSister: To Ichika, especially at the school where she doesn't believe in showing him favoritism despite him being the only male amongst an entire school of female pilots. The fact that she's a world class pilot and he didn't have any sort of preliminary training beforehand doesn't help either.
** Subverted once in a while when she sees Ichika in real danger and she can't do anything about it. Usually she becomes even colder and more aloof but she'll do things like pour salt instead of sugar into her coffee or sport {{Death Glare}}s at no one in particular.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's tall, raven-haired and the resident DrillSergeantNasty who's also admired by most of her students in the academy. She also hates being teased.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: She won the first world-wide IS Tournament handily as Japan's Representative and is revered as one of, if not ''the best'', IS pilot of all time. She is now a prominent teacher at the Infinite Stratos Academy and prior to that, she was Germany's official IS instructor to their special IS squad for a year. When it comes to matters pertaining to the IS, even other instructors will take notes from her.
** She invokes [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking the opposite]] on her students, who didn't think much of her co-instructor [[SenseiChan Maya Yamada]], who was also a Representative Candidate in her day. She had Cecilia and Rin (both personal IS users) fight Yamada 2 on 1 despite being in an inferior 2nd Gen IS. They lose - [[CurbStompBattle badly]] due to Yamada controlling the flow of the fight the entire time.
--->'''Chifuyu''': Now you all know what your instructors are capable of. Knowing that, show them the ''proper'' respect.
* BadassNormal: First on-screen act she performs is wielding a {{BFS}} made for an IS unit by itself and stops Laura's energy blade with ease. However, there are growing hints that Chifuyu [[BadassAbnormal may be more than what she let's on]].
* BadassTeacher: She is a teacher at IS Academy, and is a badass to boot.
* BigSisterInstinct:
** Her little brother is kidnapped!? Screw the Mondo Grosso title defense, time to save Ichika!
** While it gives him no small amount of grief, she enrolled him into IS Academy to keep the storm of corporate and government recruiters off his back and where she can keep an eye on him. She also assigns him a high-level bodyguard when she thinks that someone will attempt to steal his IS' core - turns out that she was right. From the hints from her talks with Maya, she would have preferred to do it herself if not for her lack of an IS.
** Also has hints of [[MySisterIsOffLimits My Brother Is Off Limits]] -- she's fully aware of Ichika's UnwantedHarem and their affections towards him, but she's making it clear she's not simply letting them have their way with him.
* CantBelieveISaidThat: In the OVA, to her horror, she realizes the [[BrotherSisterIncest implications]] of telling Ichika's harem that if [[MySisterIsOffLimits they want to be with him, they'd have to go through her.]]
* CombatStilettos: Her [[RuleOfCool cybernetic battle suit]] has these. She even kicks the pilot of the ''Fang Quake'' with them in the face. Ouch.
* CoolBigSis: In the eyes of her students, she is sometimes seen with this dynamic with Ichika. Its obvious to everyone that Ichika thinks the world of her. [[BrotherSisterIncest Not to the viewpoint of the latter's harem, though...]]
* DeadpanSnarker: She can lay down the snark with the best of them. For example, when Ichika picks up from her, she quips:
-->'''Chifuyu''': It's really quite a sight to see so many idiots gathered here every year. Are they all coming just for my class? ''[cue {{Fangirl}} {{Squee}}ing]''
* DopeSlap: Does this to Ichika regularly and even to the students of her class if they annoy her enough. Granted she uses an attendance book but still...
* DrillSergeantNasty: She's ''very'' tough on her students.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer:
** Almost all of the girls in her class, and pretty much the school (save for Houki, Cecilia, and Ichika -[[IncestSubtext at least until he saw her lingerie-like bikini]]; Charlotte sort-of lampshaded this...) admire her.
** [[spoiler: This extends to a lot of people. When she finally freed a captured enemy IS pilot, the pilot hesitated to leave and even gave Chifuyu her personal contact number!]]
* FamedInStory: From screaming fangirls to rogue IS pilots, everyone knows who Chifuyu Orimura is, either by name or by title.
* TheGadfly:
** Despite her very professional demeanor while at school, she actually likes to tease her brother and other people. It is rare, but she is not as 'ice queen' as she was and will occasionally tease her students as well. She did this with Cecilia, peeking at her 'erotic underwear' and attempted to do this with the girls by saying she wouldn't give up Ichika to them but they misinterpreted her meaning.
** Also later on, when Ichika is given the task of taking his female classmate's measurements, she hands him a piece of cloth to use as a wrap over his eyes. He then discovered he can actually see through the fabric...
** Apparently if Chifuyu gets tipsy, she will start to mercilessly troll the people around her as the girls found out at the cost of their egos for a night.
* GeniusBruiser: While not at Tabane levels, one must assume that if she is able to correctly analyze and predict her opponent's equipment and purpose, their weapon aim and trajectory paths while keeping up the pressure on them using only a single melee blade, that she also a genius-level fighter. The info dump she hands to Ichika about some of the factors that can go into an IS shooting battle has him slumped over in less than 15 seconds.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She is an easily approachable person, but has no qualms with putting students through life-threatening situations to get them to learn quickly. Also, she is not afraid to bend and break her own rules to do what's right.
* HaremNanny: In the anime, more or less... her duty as dorm warden makes sure she keeps Ichika's harem from going wild on her younger brother, for the most part.
* HotTeacher: She is widely regarded as being very beautiful and has received nothing but compliments about her model-like figure. Even her own brother is not immune to her charms.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Piloting an IS seems to be in the blood of an Orimura. Just ask Ichika. [[spoiler: Or Madoka.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite Chifuyu being frequently annoyed with her students' antics, she's always willing to look out for them, as shown in her treatment of Ichika and his harem.
%%* LadyOfWar
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her WeaponOfChoice. She's grown up learning Japanese sword-play from the Shinomono. Her IS used the [[OneHitKill Yukihira Type-1]] to win the first Mondo Grosso. She also has about 6 to 8 custom-made katana which she used in Vol. 8 and the ''World Purge'' OVA to fight a model similar to ''Fang Quake'', a mid to top-tier I.S., on foot.
** Subverted at first when her katana all break against the ''Fang Quake'' with no damage... and [[DoubleSubverted then it turns out]] that ''[[StuffBlowingUp they can explode.]]''
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: While Chifuyu is an in-universe badass and is working full-time to support both herself and Ichika, she's unable to cook or clean, so Ichika takes care of the house and meals when they are home. Lampshaded to hell and back when his [[BalancedHarem harem]] comes to visit and they see the Orimura siblings in their natural state.
-->'''Charlotte:''' What is up with these two?\\
'''Cecilia:''' They look a lot like a husband and his wife.
* MarriedToTheJob: Ichika outright asks her in Volume 3 when she plans to get a boyfriend. Her answer is that she'll start looking once she's sure Ichika can provide for himself. Ichika then admits to himself that she is indeed responsible for covering 90% of their living expenses, so he can't really refute that.
* {{Meido}}: Roped into wearing one (presumably by Yamada-sensei) for Ichika's birthday in Volume 4.
* NoSell: After Laura smugly suggests they should [[DudeShesLikeInAComa kiss Ichika while he's unconscious]] to wake him out of the World Purge cyber-trance, the girls start squabbling over who gets to kiss him and Rin ends up launching a flying kick at Charlotte, who ducks out of the way... right as the door behind her opens and Chifuyu walks through. Rin doesn't even budge her a centimeter. The smile she gave Rin ''[[OhCrap terrifies]]'' not only her but also the other girls in the room.
* NotSoStoic: Even small cracks will appear in her usually calm demeanor, particularly when she's around Ichika.
* OneeSama: Most said girls (particularly her fangirls) refer to her as this.
* ParentalAbandonment: She and Ichika were abandoned by their parents.
* RapunzelHair: In certain moments that her hair is not tied up (particularly during the BeachEpisode in season 1, [[spoiler:and that moment where she was roped into wearing a [[{{Meido}} maid outfit]] in season 2]]), it reaches down to her lower back.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She has a very sound judgment and is willing to listen to her students, even Ichika.
* RedBaron: She has ''two'' nicknames but only one of them is publicly known: ''Brunhilde'', which she got for winning the 1st Mondo Grosso; the other, [[spoiler: ''Shirokishi'' aka [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The White]] [[OneManArmy Knight]],]] would most likely cause a major international incident if known.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to both Ichika's and Tabane's red.
* RetiredBadass: While she's teaching now, that doesn't make her any less capable a fighter and her presence still commands awe and respect from everyone around her.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Hinted by Ichika's inner monologue that Chifuyu doesn't really cook or clean so he does it for her, even her laundry. He's even picked out several outfits for her to wear and she has no qualms asking him on clothing choices for her.
* SternTeacher: She is a no-nonsense teacher who is willing to give {{Dope Slap}}s if you annoy her enough. That includes you, Ichika.
* TheStoic: Most events don't seem to impact her much.
* TeachersOutOfSchool: She sits all five members of Ichika's harem down during the beach field trip in season 1 to more or less grill them on [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim why they're all so interested in Ichika]]. Meanwhile, she's chugging down [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl can after can of beer]] while doing so. The novels spell out the girls' shock perfectly.
-->This person in front of them now is completely different from the lawful and ridiculously strict 'Orimura-sensei', causing the girls to be dumbstruck, especially Laura, who continued to blink her eyes like mad as if she couldn't believe what she just saw.\\
"Stop giving me that weird look! I'm an ordinary person, of course I would drink beer! Do I look like I drink machine oil?"
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: She demands that the students call her Miss Orimura on school grounds else they'll get {{dope slap}}ped.
* {{Tsundere}}: She has shades of this for Ichika, which has been vaguely hinted at in Season 1 but is clearly seen in Season 2. In episode 4 of the latter season, after she tells Yamada that she had Tatenashi become Ichika's roommate due to an unspecified threat against him, the latter asks if she wanted to have been in that position instead. Chifuyu develops a LuminescentBlush, then denies wanting to protect her brother herself.
** There's also the matter of her dressing up as a maid for his birthday and the non-stop blush she sported through the entire thing, even more after he teases her a bit afterward.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer:
** Chifuyu won the first Mondo Grosso with nothing but her [[OneHitKill Yukihira]]... and now she's attempting to pass on her techniques and skill set to Ichika.
** She'll also make judicious use of her attendance book for administering corporal punishment.
* WorldsBestWarrior: She was the first Brunhilde and years after her retirement, is still regarded as an IS pilot who is second to none. Her reason for taking on an IS on foot during the World Purge incident - she wanted to test herself against them.
* VeteranInstructor: She was a legendary IS pilot herself before becoming a teacher.


[[folder:Maya Yamada]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya (Japanese) and Creator/CynthiaMartinez (English)

Sub-teacher of Class 1-1 and herself a former national candidate whose skill never waned even after years on the sidelines.
* BadassAdorable: Bright, sweet, cuddly and one of the deadliest warriors of her generation.
* BoobsOfSteel: Quite possibly the bustiest among the cast.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: An airheaded, ditzy teacher, right? Well, yes... but she's also a former national candidate with impressive piloting skills (notwithstanding her self-inflicted crash landing that gave Ichika a [[ThanksForTheMammary handful]] and [[MarshmallowHell faceful]] of her chest), as shown when she [[CurbStompBattle manhandles]] Cecilia and Rin at the same time with an ''inferior'' suit.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Green hair and eyes.
* TheCutie: Her cheerful and sweet demeanor is more fitting of a grade-schooler half her age. Even her ''students'' find her to be cute!
* FriendlySniper: Her IS is mainly a sniper type and is colored green ala [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos']] mechs.
* FunWithPalindromes: Her name in Japanese form (Ya-Ma-Da Ma-Ya) is completely symmetrical; spelt backwards, her name is ''still'' "Ya-Ma-Da Ma-Ya." Lampshaded by Ichika's [[FirstPersonSmartass monologues]].
* {{Gainaxing}}: The most blatant offender in the series.
* GatlingGood: Chapter 8 of the light novels has her piloting the ''[[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/images/8/86/IS_v08_004-005.jpg Quad Phalanx]]'' - [[spoiler:a Turret-like MechaExpansionPack for the Rafale Revive with ''four'' Gatling Guns.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut of sorts to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz the OVA version of Gundam Heavyarms]].
* GeniusDitz: Don't let her bubbly and airheaded behavior fool you. She is a ''teacher'' of high-tech warriors for a ''very'' good reason.
* HotForStudent:
** Apparently, she enjoyed the experience of Ichika getting a [[ThanksForTheMammary handful]] and [[MarshmallowHell faceful]] of her ample bosom.
** During the class meeting for the school festival, she seems to be quite game with the "Pocky with Ichika" idea, much to his dissent.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Her behavior and appearance would indicate a bright and cheerful middle-school teenager were it not for her vocation as a teacher.
* {{Meganekko}}: On top of being bespectacled, she possesses the adorable clumsiness characteristic of her stereotype.
* NiceGirl: Has a disposition warm as a sunny afternoon and a winning smile that can stop wars (not to mention traffic)
* OlderThanSheLooks: So bright, sweet and adorable she looks ''younger'' than her 15 year old students. Heck, in the first episode when she gets embarrassed in front of her class, the entire class {{Squee}}s.
* RetiredBadass: Was a former Cadet Representative during her student days.
* SenseiChan: Is more of a cheerful and adorable big sister to her students than an authority-figure proper.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Actually has a Grade C with her blouse and knee-high shoes. (See above pic)



[[folder:Tabane Shinonono]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura (Japanese) and Creator/AllisonKeith (English)

Houki's older sister and inventor of the IS suits.
* ActionGirl: She claims that the only one who could match her physically is the resident badass Chifuyu.
* AdaptationalHeroism: She is only a nasty {{Jerkass}} in the original novels. The anime on the other hand, opts to omit such unpleasantries, making her a completely sweet and goofy character instead.
* AnimalEaredHeadband: She wears a headband with a pair of robotic rabbit ears.
* BadassAdorable: Casually beats down all 3 members of Phantom Task, including "M" in her Silent Zephyrus, '''ON FOOT'''. When she needs to be deadly, only Chifuyu is her match, and even then only barely.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: When several members of Phantom Task attempt to attack her in episode 10 of season 2, she largely keeps her GenkiGirl persona. However, at one point, her face does change from a cheerful one to a much more serious look as she proceeds to dismantle Madoka's IS while the latter is still wearing it.
* BigEater: She eats everything Chloe cooks for her, [[UpToEleven even if it's burnt or reduced to goo.]] In the restaurant, she was chowing down on spare ribs, wine, and soup in episode 10, and still wanted cake after that. In the novel, she also wanted to order [[SerialEscalation hamburgers, curry, & Chinese cold noodles.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She sports mechanical bunny ears on her head that are quite [[ExpressiveEars "expressive"]]. To add to the pun, her first major appearance in the series involves arriving in a... [[MundaneMadeAwesome Giant Mechanical Carrot]]. Her bunny motif also serves as a ShoutOut since Creator/YukariTamura voiced a bunny (albeit a stuffed one) in another [[LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} harem anime]].
* TheChessmaster: Implied. She gives [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial a mixed reaction]] to Chifuyu's hypothesis that it'd take a considerable intellect to hack twelve nations' computers simultaneously to fire over 2000 [=ICBMs=] at a helpless East Asian country [[BatmanGambit only to save it with the]] [[BigDamnHeroes introduction of a hyper-advanced exoskeleton-weapons system]], [[ContrivedCoincidence confirms having rigged Silver Gospel]] so as to facilitate Houki's debut as a proper IS fighter, but denies [[FallingIntoTheCockpit setting up Ichika]] to become the first male IS pilot.
* ChristmasCake: And more than likely in her mid-twenties considering she invented the ''entire'' IS technology more than 10 years ago.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Despite (or probably [[MadScientist because of]]) being the infamous inventor of the IS suits, she is very weird.
* CoolBigSis: To Houki, though Houki doesn't particularly agree.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Goofy eccentric scientist? Check. Extremely powerful fighter who can single-handedly defeat an IS with her bare hands? Check.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Pink hair and eyes.
* DynamicEntry: Apparently her favorite method of crashing a party, but usually with a lot of noise (which subverts this trope's surprise element). One of her attempts was pacified by Chifuyu, with just one hand.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Judging from the girls' reactions when they first meet her, they did not expect the genius scientist who created the IS tech and the goofy, bunny ears-wearing GenkiGirl standing before them were one and the same.
* ExtremeOmnivore: In the novel she ate the poisoned dishes and didn't feel a thing.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:She decides to build an I.S. for Phantom Task after meeting Madoka Orimura. Downplayed as she's not actually on the good guys' side. She just happens to be related to three of them.]]
* GameChanger: This is a woman who invented a technology that changed the very nature of warfare.
* GenkiGirl: Always bright, always sunny and happy, always immature.
* TheHedonist: Tabane seems to enjoy doing things [[ItAmusedMe just for fun]], even at the cost of the endangerment of others. She cares for her sister and the Orimura siblings, but is dismissive of everyone else at best and [[JerkAss quite a bitch at worst.]] One has to wonder how Chifuyu managed to put up with her for as long as she has.
* HotScientist: Has generous proportions that rival that of her little sister Houki's, accentuated by her choice of a revealing CleavageWindow blouse.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Summoning ''a missile launcher out of nowhere'' counts. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since the [=ISs=] are built with this trope in mind.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: [[spoiler:She says this to Madoka after she sees the latter's uncanny resemblance to Chifuyu. Interestingly, while she refused to provide IS suits for Phantom Task, she was more than willing to make one for Madoka, who is part of said group.]]
* IncomingHam: Her [[DynamicEntry Dynamic Entries]] may qualify.
* InsufferableGenius: Loves to remind people that she is a genius.
* {{Jerkass}}: Big time.
** She loves her sister, Chifuyu, and Ichika, but she couldn't care less about anyone else. When some of the girls complain that she's giving [[{{Nepotism}} Houki (a mid-level pilot) the most advanced IS on the planet]], her response is "Life's not fair. Get over it."
--->'''Cecilia:''' I'm honored to meet so renowned a person! If you don't mind, would you take a look at my IS?\\
'''Tabane:''' ''[in an ice-cold tone]'' Huh? Who the hell are you? I don't know any blondes. I was having such a fun reunion with Chi-chan and Ik-kun, and you just had to go and ruin it, huh? Get out of my face.\\
'''Cecilia:''' Uh... um...\\
'''Tabane:''' ''Shut up and go away.''
** Incredibly enough, the above exchange is noted to be an ''improvement'' in her social skills. Ordinarily, unless your last name is "Orimura" or "Shinonono", Tabane simply does not acknowledge your existence. At least she's actually responding to Cecilia above.
** The Volume 7 epilogue reveals that [[spoiler: ''she'' is the one who keeps sending the unmanned ''Golem'' I.S. drones to attack the Academy! And it is solely so she can obtain real-world battle data about Houki. Never mind that she puts dozens of students' lives in real danger.]] The anime also reveals this in its final episode, minus the [[spoiler: gathering data on Houki bit. That actually might make her more of a jerk since it seems like she did it solely because ItAmusedMe.]]
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Much older than most, but nevertheless extremely cute.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Sending the unmanned ''Golem'' I.S. drones to attack the Academy, putting the students' live in real danger, just to obtain real-world battle data about Houki.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: She doesn't care of anyone who's last name is not Shinonono or Orimura.
* LargeHam: Much like [[Franchise/MaiHiME Midori Sugiura]], another beloved role of her actress Creator/YukariTamura, Tabane's brain is ''permanently'' stuck in the loud, theatrical and melodramatic world of a Power Rangers episode.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler: She could tell her soup was spiked with a tranquilizer seemingly by just glancing at it (in the novel, she drank all the poisoned soup but it didn't affect her). She then made all 3 members of Phantom Task her ''bitch'' in less than 3 minutes. One of them had a handgun and one of them was in an IS. Tabane was armed with... a butter knife and fork. All this while still being the complete goofball she is, never losing that winning smile. She also tells them the only person capable of matching her speed and skills is Chifuyu.]]
* MadScientist: Oh she's smart, yes. Connected to the world of reality and maturity? Not so much.
* NervesOfSteel: [[spoiler:When three of the Phantom Task members attack her, she never loses her composure or her GenkiGirl persona, and absolutely floors all three of them with little more than a butter knife, a fork, and a couple of swift kicks.]]
* TheNicknamer: She refers to Chifuyu as "Chi-chan," and Ichika as "Ik-kun." She also calls [[spoiler: Madoka Orimura "Madocchi," while Chloe Chronicle is "Ku-chan."]] The only person she calls properly by name is Houki.
* NoIndoorVoice: She's either on shouting mode or laughing mode, no exceptions.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She invented the ''entire'' IS technology system over 10 years ago, and somehow still looks like an extremely cute girl who has just entered her twenties...
* OneOfTheKids: She's quite childish compared to Houki, much to her and Chifuyu's chagrin. You could easily mistake her for Houki's ''younger'' sister.
* ParentalAbandonment: Due to her invention of the [=ISs=] in the first place.
* PerpetualSmiler: In contrast to Houki.
* PlayfulHacker: Chifuyu hypothesizes that she may caused ''Silver Gospel's'' rampage just to help Houki's debut as a personal IS user.
* PopCulturedBadass: At the end of Volume 2 of the novels, her phone's custom ringtone for Chifuyu turns out to be the theme song to ''Film/TheGodfather.'' Another custom ringtone on her phone ([[spoiler: which is for calls from Houki]]) is a music track from the Japanese film ''[[http://asianmediawiki.com/The_Yakuza_Wives The Yakuza Wives.]]''
* [[PsychopathicManChild Psychopathic Womanchild]]: She looks and acts far younger than her actual age and tends to view the world as if it were a ''Super Sentai'' show. She's also a ''massive'' prick to anyone who's last name is not Shinonono or Orimura and doesn't care about anyone's well-being whenever she does her stunts.
* RapidFireTyping: While adjusting her sister's new suit. With a holographic keyboard, no less.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair extends to her hips.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to both Chifuyu's and Houki's blue.
* ShoutOut: In the anime, she makes a dramatic pointing pose reserved [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann for a manly rousing speech]], just to introduce her sister's own IS. The corresponding dialogue in the English dub sort of highlights this:
-->'''Tabane''': Now everyone, LOOK UP TO THE HEAVENS!
* SiblingYinYang: Whereas Houki is more serious, Tabane is ''very'' energetic.
* TheSociopath: Tabane has the limited emotional affect, need for stimulation, LackOfEmpathy, pathological lying and manipulation abilities, lack of shame or fear, and a highly questionable conscience.
* StealthHiBye: On occasion.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple-pink hair.
* WomanChild: She most certainly doesn't act her age.


[[folder:Dan Gotanda]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Makoto Yasumura (Japanese) and Creator/ChrisAyres (English)

Ichika's friend from back in middle school up until the time he transfers to IS Academy.
* BromanticFoil: To Ichika.
* BigBrotherInstinct: During the OVA, he ended up freaking out, desperately asking people at the festival where his sister is since Ran ditched him to hang out with Ichika.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ichika, and their friendship never seems to have waned long after the latter transfers to the IS Academy.
* HairDecorations: Wears a purple bandana to hold in his long, red hair.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: In the second manga adaptation, his sister Ran makes it really, ''really'' clear she's totally into Ichika and that she's going to try and apply to get into the IS Academy next year, hints which of course completely fly over his head. In response, Dan grabs Ichika and growls at him, "You'd better get yourself a girlfriend... as in, RIGHT AWAY!"
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* ShipTease: In the novels, Volume 5 first hints that Utsuho Nohotoke (a.k.a. the older sister of Honne, the {{Sleepyhead}} girl with the HandHidingSleeves) may have a bit of a crush on him.


[[folder:Ran Gotanda]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Noriko Obata (Japanese) and Creator/LuciChristian (English)

Dan's younger sister and a third-year junior high schoolgirl.
* ACupAngst: Though in a subversion, she's actually got a decent bust. It still is played straight in the OVA, since her brother freaked out at the festival, asking people if they've seen a flat-chested, red-haired girl around.
* DemotedToExtra: She actually appears quite frequently in the novels, making almost one appearance per volume, but the anime limited her screentime to only a few minutes in a single episode and the season 1 OVA.
* FlatCharacter: She is Dan's younger sister and has a crush on Ichika. That's all you need to know about her.
* FieryRedhead: Quick to anger at meaningless banter.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Falls in love with Ichika just because he is handsome and polite to her.
* ShipTease: Her limited screentime in the anime hinted that she may have feelings for Ichika. Her extended appearances in the novels make it ''very'' obvious.
** Also doubles as her BerserkButton, especially when her brother makes any mention of it.
* UnkemptBeauty: Her usual getup at home.
** SheCleansUpNicely: She only resorts to this whenever Ichika shows up.


[[folder:Clarissa Harfouch]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KeiMizusawa (Japanese), Creator/ShannonEmerick (English)

Laura's second-in-command (and current acting commander) in the ''Schwarzer Hase'' IS unit. Laura tends to call her for advice when it comes to trying to attract Ichika's attention.
* AscendedExtra: While she only had one appearance in the novels, she got another chance to shine in the anime-original episode 18.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She really thinks real relationships are just like anime & manga.
** Worse, she has watched ''so'' much "censored" late-night-anime she thinks that Anime Laws of Physics, [[WrongGenreSavvy such as censorship camera angles to hide the absence of panties]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cvm_esmZVE applies in real life as well.]]
* CoolBigSis: At 22, she's the oldest member of her unit, and all the other girls look up to her.
* EyepatchOfPower: Like the rest of her unit.
* OccidentalOtaku: A big fan of {{Shoujo}} anime & manga, which gives her a rather... ''odd'' view of how to approach romantic relationships. She's not the only one either; apparently her teammates are all rabid cosplayers and otakus as well, because not only do they dress in the style of the SS with ZettaiRyouiki, they even use the impossibly cliché line "As expected of..." after she gave Laura some great advice.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Her and her teammates are dressed in the style of the SS, complete with the caps and red armbands.
* ShipperOnDeck: Certainly seems to be one for Ichika/Laura, if her ready willingness to provide advice to Laura is any indication. Though how much that advice helps is... questionable.


[[folder:Natasha Fairs]]

Light Novel-only Official Representative to the IS Academy from America. She is the pilot of the ''Silver Gospel'', an IS co-built with Israel.
* AdaptedOut: In the anime, although her IS is the one the characters fight at the end of season 1, she's nowhere to be seen in season 2.
* ICallItVera: Calls her IS "Kid."
* IOweYouMyLife: Kisses Ichika on the cheek -- in the presence of the rest of his UnwantedHarem, no less -- in gratitude for stopping her ''Silver Gospel's'' rampage.
* MamaBear: She treats her IS like her own child.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She tells Chifuyu that she will find the person who tampered with her IS & get revenge.
* WhatTheHellHero: Natasha gets all four of her limbs broken when M attacks the military base she is stationed in to steal the ''Silver Gospel'' in Volume 6. When her teammate Iris Calling [[BigDamnHeroes shows up in her IS in the nick of time]] and snatches her out of M's grasp, she promptly throws Natasha aside to fight more effectively. Natasha's response is to make a very irritated, "Can't you see I'm injured?!" Iris then promises she'll hit M back for the damage caused. Natasha seems [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction more annoyed than anything]] that Iris is ComicallyMissingThePoint.


[[folder:Chloe Chronicle]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/AyaneSakura

A mysterious white-haired girl who first shows up with Tabane in the Volume 7 epilogue.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Chifuyu thinks she may be the "biological" component of an I.S.]]
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Chifuyu asks why she doesn't want to meet her little sister Laura. Chloe counters by saying Laura isn't a sister but is "an incomplete me."]]
* TheCracker: [[spoiler:She was the one responsible for the World Purge hacking incident. Chifuyu goes to confront her after the crisis, which spooks Chloe enough for her to open her eyes and reveal she can project illusions in reality.]]
* DamselInDistress: In the novel version of the restaurant scene, Autumn took Chloe hostage to use her as a bargaining chip against Tabane. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It didn't take.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: Probably why she's so bad at cooking. [[spoiler: It's also to cover up her mismatched eyes.]]
* LethalChef: She burns bread when trying to prepare it, and tends to melt down other things she cooks. Despite this, Tabane still [[BigEater eats everything she serves her.]]
* MagicalEye: [[spoiler: Revealing her golden eye allows her to project illusions.]]
* MasterOfIllusion: [[spoiler:She's able to project illusions.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: She has white hair and she's very mysterious and shares a connection with Laura.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches down to her waist.
* SharedUnusualTrait: [[spoiler: Like Laura, she has a golden eye. Unlike Laura, it's on the right side.]]
* SwordCane: In the OVA, her cane has a sword in it.[[spoiler: Chifuyu told her not to even try pulling it out.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Tabane [[NoodleIncident did something that saved her in the past]], and for this she has pledged her complete loyalty to her.


!!Phantom Task

[[folder:Group as a whole]]

A secret organization introduced in Season 2. They have been known for stealing prototype IS units from other countries, and are now zeroing in on Ichika and his IS.
* AncientConspiracy: Not as ancient as most conspiracies, but the German army's best intelligence regarding them indicates Phantom Task was created sometime around the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and that they have been active for at least 50 years.
* GrandTheftPrototype: Their supposed ''modus operandi'', although the purpose for the same is not clear (apart from using the same stolen suits for their own.)
* MeaningfulName: The kanji for their name roughly translates to "Fallen Nation Textile Industries". They may have started as either a German or Japanese corporation providing civilian aid in the wake of the postwar Allied occupation.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Their specialty is in hijacking I.S. suits, but the "why" is a mystery.
* NGOSuperpower: They are able to penetrate the security of multiple military bases around the world with very little effort and know about I.S. suits & weapons that don't even officially exist.
* OddlySmallOrganization: The anime & novels have only shown us three members of their group. In Volume 6 of the novels, the German army's intelligence indicates there is at least a Board of Directors & a Specialist group that comprises Phantom Task.
* {{Realpolitik}}: The real reason why they have been able to keep stealing I.S. cores without any true backlash and stay hidden from public knowledge. As there is only a limited number of I.S. cores in existence, any country that announces they have lost one will immediately be at a disadvantage relative to other I.S.-equipped countries, which means that the thefts are never officially reported. In addition, the fact that a [[OneManArmy lone agent]] is able to compromise military security and single-handedly steal an I.S. is probably a big embarrassment for every targeted country's military, which provides further incentive to downplay the losses. The fact that the thefts are always conducted [[ThouShaltNotKill with zero fatalities]] likely means that the group is regarded as a lower-level threat than, say, terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.
* SecretWar: They've been fighting the Sarashiki family for decades behind the shadows of international politics.
* WouldHurtAChild: They were the ones (according to Autumn) who kidnapped Ichika during the second Mondo Grosso tournament.


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiKayano (Japanese) and Creator/LuciChristian (English)

A member of the secret organization Phantom Task and pilot of the experimental IS, ''Silent Zephyrs''. She actually looks like a younger Chifuyu who blames Ichika for stealing her life, but later reveals that she only wants to kill Chifuyu.
* AnimalMotif: ''Silent Zephyrs'' has a silhouette of a butterfly, particularly during flight. [[spoiler: ''Kurokishi'' takes this even further, looking very much like a black swallowtail butterfly. It even has a pair of antennae on its head that look just like a real butterfly's.]]
* AttackDrone: Being a prototype based on [[spoiler: Cecilia's ''Blue Tears'']], her IS has about 6 of these.
* AxCrazy: She's just a ''bit'' too TriggerHappy.
* BeneathTheMask: She puts on an EmotionlessGirl facade, but the truth is that she is boiling with rage underneath her cool exterior. She just knows how to manage her emotions well. Mentioning the Orimuras is the best way to really press her BerserkButton.
* {{BFG}}: Her IS's primary weapon, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Star Breaker.]]
* BlackKnight: Madoka actually fits this trope pretty well, being an antagonist wearing black who has a grudge against TheHero, is TheDragon to the BigBad, and her identity is completely shrouded in mystery. [[spoiler: The name of her second I.S. also translates to this.]]
* BloodKnight: She loves fighting, as shown in the final episode when she starts laughing maniacally while blasting away at Ichika.
* CainAndAbel: To both Ichika and Chifuyu, as she's their long lost sister who wants to kill them.
%% DarkActionGirl
* TheDragon: Squall relies on her a lot more than Autumn. Probably because even though Madoka has her own issues, her head is screwed on [[SanityHasAdvantages a lot tighter]] than [[PsychoForHire Autumn's.]]
* EvilDoppelganger: Dead ringer for Chifuyu when she was younger. Goes even further since [[spoiler: her new I.S. is ''Kurokishi'' ''(Black Knight)'' in contrast to Chifuyu's ''Shirokishi'' ''(White Knight)'' that she used in the incident of its namesake ten years ago.]]
* ExplosiveLeash: The novels reveal that whenever she raids a military base to steal an I.S., she has strict orders from Squall to [[ThouShaltNotKill never kill even a single person]]. If she does, the {{Nanomachines}} in her head will [[YourHeadAsplode fry her brain.]]
* GrandTheftPrototype: [[spoiler:Steals the ''Silent Zephyrs'' from England, which she then uses personally afterwards.]]
* ImpossibleThief:
** She and Phantom Task ''specialize'' in stealing IS units from around the world. These are classified corporate and governmental items with dedicated security teams and IS guarding them - and they still manage to steal them.
** She takes the art to nigh badass levels when she breaks into a base to steal a highly classified IS ''alone''. The anime showed her raiding a [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British military base]] to steal the ''Silent Zephyrs.'' She does it ''again'' in the novels when she raids an [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American base]] in the Pacific Northwest to steal the ''Silver Gospel'', but is unsuccessful this time.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Her raid on the American base is cut short when Iris Calling appears in the ''Fang Quake'' I.S. Even though Madoka is sure her ''Silent Zephyrs'' could probably beat it in a one-on-one match, she also knows time wasted fighting it is time for more reinforcements to arrive, so she wisely retreats. [[spoiler: She also does not object when Squall orders a retreat in the final episode of the anime.]]
* LongLostRelative: She's Ichika's long lost younger twin sister.
* MementoMacGuffin: She keeps a locket that is quite valuable to her. [[spoiler:In the final episode, we get a glance of it open from an oblique angle, and for whatever bizarre reason, it's a picture of ''Ichika'' in it.]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade: [[spoiler: Her new I.S., ''Kurokishi'', debuts in the second-to-last episode, presumably built by Tabane.]]
* NervesOfSteel: She's completely unfazed in the novels during one of Autumn's temper tantrums when she pins her to a wall and holds a knife to her eye after the failed attempt to steal the ''Byakushiki'' at the Cinderella play. Later, after her unauthorized assassination attempt on Ichika after his birthday party, Squall is the one unhappy with her and slams her against the ceiling with her I.S. Like before, Madoka barely reacts.
* OneLetterName: She's often referred to as "M". Her real name is later revealed to be Madoka Orimura.
* OutOfTheInferno: Just when [[HopeSpot it seems like the girls have landed a decisive blow on her]] in the finale... it turns out it barely affected her.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's roughly about the same height as Laura.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Definitely the dark to her twin brother Ichika's light.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: The color scheme of ''both'' her IS Units.
* RemovingTheRival: Sees Ichika as the one who stole ''her'' place in the world. And she almost did it the first time that they meet if it wasn't for Laura. Later flipped around when the object of her hatred turns out to not be Ichika, but Chifuyu. She even cuts her own face simply because it looks like Chifuyu's.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While the Light Novel Translations and this TV Tropes page list her IS as "Silent Zephyrs", the Anime (and apparently the ''[=CHOCO=]'' volume reprint) used "Silent Zephyrus".
* TheWorfEffect: Her ''Silent Zephyrs'' suit, which for most of the season is extremely overpowered and outmatches everyone at the I.S. academy, [[spoiler: is effortlessly torn to shreds by Tabane Shinonono with her bare hands.]]


[[folder:Ayako/Reiko "Autumn" Makigami]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Yuka Nishigaki (Japanese) and Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (English)

A member of Phantom Task who pilots the monstrous IS ''Arachne''. She was tasked to steal the ''Byakushiki'' unit from Ichika during the school festival.
* AdaptationNameChange: Her cover identity's first name was "Ayako" in the novels, but it was "Reiko" in the anime.
* AxCrazy: After she "saves" Ichika from the Cinderella play, she develops this look on her face.
* ClickHello: To Tabane in season 2 episode 10. She gets [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom kicked across the room]] in response.
* HoneyTrap: Attempts this with Ichika by posing as 'Reiko Makigami'. Luckily, a classmate bails him out.
* GrandTheftPrototype: Attempts this with the ''Byakushiki'' unit. Luckily a certain Student Council President was tasked to protect him from the get-go.
* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: [[spoiler: She gets taken down with almost pathetic ease by Houki & Cecilia in the finale (and for most of the fight, Houki & Cecilia weren't even concerned with her, they were trying to get back to the train). After the strong performance she put on in episode 4, one would be forgiven for expecting more from her.]]
* PsychoForHire: Once she drops her pretense and brings out her IS, her psycho side is on full display.
* PsychoLesbian: In the novels, she becomes timid and giddy around Squall, and sees herself as her lover. All it takes for Squall to calm her down is to call her "lover," though it's unclear whether Squall really returns her feelings or is merely [[ManipulativeBastard telling her what she wants to hear to control her.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** [[spoiler: In the novel version of the episode 10 scene where Phantom Task tries to blackmail Tabane, Autumn was holding a knife to a hostage's throat. Tabane frees the hostage, breaks Autumn's arm, and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard stabs her in the lung with her own knife.]] We're not told if she gets up from that or not.]] While Autumn appears in the final 2 episodes of season 2, these are anime-original material. It's quite possible she might be dead in the novels continuity unless Volume 9 is released and she turns up again.
** [[spoiler: Seems the anime may have followed suit. It's not clear if she survives Cecilia's shot in the final episode, making her survival an open question much like it was in the novel.]]
* SpiderPeople: Invokes this with her IS ''Arachne'', which was built in the shape of a spider and has the pilot connected to where the thorax would be located. Combined with her psychotic personality and the fact that she would have succeeded if not for Tatenashi's interference, she was certainly making SpidersAreScary true for Ichika.


-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumiHirano (Japanese) and Creator/CarliMosier (English)

A member of Phantom Task, and pilot of the IS ''Golden Dawn''. She is currently in direct command of M and Autumn.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Her wardrobe never misses a chance to show off her proportions.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Tried to rope Tabane into working for Phantom Task in episode 10. Tabane turned out to be [[UnderestimatingBadassery quite capable of refusing]]... but fortunately for Squall, [[SubvertedTrope she didn't.]]
* BewareMyStingerTail: ''Golden Dawn'' has a long segmented pincer that clearly evokes this trope.
* BigBad: The main antagonist for season 2.
* DramaticIrony: In Volume 7, [[spoiler: Ichika is supposed to have dinner with Houki in a high-class restaurant using the vouchers he got for the interview/photoshoot. But he can't go in without a tuxedo. Seeing his dilemma, a beautiful woman appears and introduces herself as Ms. Meusel, and buys him a tuxedo as well as a bouquet of roses for Houki before sending him on his way. Before he leaves, she reveals her full name to him, and wishes "Orimura Ichika-kun" luck. Ichika wonders briefly how she knows his name but then dismisses it.]] (this scene didn't get animated). In season 2 episode 11, she graciously offers to take Ichika & Houki's picture. In both circumstances, nobody knows who she really is, only seeing her as a friendly stranger.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The arms of ''Golden Dawn'' can spin extremely fast to form a kind of shield.
* FirstNameBasis: Her last name [[spoiler:Meusel]] was only revealed in the novels. It's a spoiler for the scene it comes up in.
* PragmaticVillainy: She always places Madoka under non-lethal limitations when attacking military bases because if even a single soldier dies in these raids, it would trigger a much harsher response from the world's military forces against Phantom Task.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning:
* SphereOfDestruction: ''Golden Dawn'' is capable of generating one of these.
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: She spiked Tabane's soup with a sedative at their dinner, but Tabane caught on. It wasn't clear if she touched it in the anime, but in the novel version of that scene, ''she drank all the soup but wasn't affected by it.''
* WhamLine: The reveal of her last name is this in Volume 7.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Autumn & M do not like each other, which means she has to more or less play referee when they get violent.