A list of characters who appear in the ''VideoGame/StarGladiator'' series.


!'''The Star Gladiators'''

[[folder:Hayato Kanzaki]]
-> The main protagonist of the series. A rebellious young Japanese intergalactic bounty hunter who fights with a Plasma Sword. Hayato joins the Star Gladiator project in order to help out the female director of an orphanage in which he grew up in. During his battle against the Fourth Empire, Hayato was implanted with an unexpected genotype-altering microchip by Bilstein and through random occurrences, this microchip forces Hayato to change into a cold-hearted and ruthless swordsman named Black Hayato.

* BadassBiker
* BattleCouple: The boyfriend of June.
* CoolBike: Hayato has a unique and impressive futuristic bike that not only enables him to ride at remarkable and extraordinary high speeds with it, but it also enables him to [[FlyingCar fly with it]] as well.
* {{Crossover}}: The only member of the ''Star Gladiator'' cast playable in a ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever Vs.]]'' title, in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''. Sadly, he'd be later DemotedToExtra and cameo in Anime/TekkamanBlade's ending from ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]: Ultimate All-Stars''. He also appears as a card in the Heroes and Heralds mode of ''Ultimate [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]''. Meanwhile, Black Hayato appears as an Enemy Unit in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2: Brave New World''.
* {{Expy}}: 30% [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] and 70% [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]]. He's one tough and gruff-looking man with a heart of gold who is forced to undertake particularly unsavory work for a good cause, is good friends and partner with Gamof, a buff and fuzzy alien who happens to be an expy of [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]], wields a lightsaber-esque weapon along with some impressive kenjutsu skills, and that he battles against a DarthVaderClone who leads an evil empire.
* FingerlessGloves
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Hayato has a scar above his right eye. Fortunately, his eyesight is fine.
* TheHero
* [[HeroesPreferSwords Heroes Prefer Plasma Swords]]
* [[BountyHunter Intergalactic Bounty Hunter]]: His main occupation.
* LaserBlade: His Plasma Sword is a variation; he can elongate it for a short period of time.
* [[MartialArtsHeadband Metal Headband]]
* SavingTheOrphanage: His goal in the first game and one of his main reasons for being a bounty hunter.
* SwordBeam: His Engetsu (Full Moon) and Rasetsu Zan (Justice Slash) Plasma Strikes. Also, when Hayato activates his Plasma Field, he can increase the power of his Plasma Sword and unleash crescent-shaped PureEnergy strikes.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Thanks to a genotype-altering microchip unknowingly implanted on Hayato by Bilstein.
** BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Happens during Black Hayato's TrueFinalBoss fight in ''Plasma Sword''.
** EyepatchOfPower
** SplitPersonalityTakeover: In Black Hayato's true ending, [[spoiler:he completely erases any trace of the original Hayato from his DNA]].
** [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Light Blue Hair]]

[[folder:June Lin Milliam]]
-> A talented young British-Chinese rhythmic gymnast who fights with a Plasma Ring. Upon learning and knowing that Bilstein was behind a specific lab accident that had resulted in the "death" of her father, a scientist named Michael Milliam, June joins the Star Gladiator project in order to exact her revenge against Bilstein. During the course of the battle, June develops feelings for Hayato and this is quite evident when Hayato comes to June's aid from within her own time of need.

* ActionGirl
* AnimeChineseGirl: ''[[ButNotTooForeign British]]''-Chinese, that is.
* AssKicksYou: Her Plasma Strike ends by hitting her opponents with her butt.
* BattleCouple: The girlfriend of Hayato.
* CherryBlossom: A prominent theme in her clothing. In China, the cherry blossom is significant of femininity and grace.
* CombatStilettos
* {{Crossover}}: Appears in ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter: Mini Mix''/''Pocket Fighter'' (two distinct background cameos; Chun-Li also {{cosplay}}s as her), ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'' (in the background of the Shanghai stage), ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'' (one of Hayato's {{Victory Pose}}s), ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom: Card Fighters Clash'' (all three games), ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution/Jam'' ([[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]]'s ending), ''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' (in Hawkeye's and Deadpool's endings as well as a Heroes and Heralds card), ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'' (as a [[AssistCharacter Solo Unit]]), and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' (her main attire is used as a crossover costume for Chun-Li, which has Chun-Li herself cosplaying as June once again).
* DaddysGirl: Out of the many of the heroes of the Star Gladiator unit, she had the most stable family life out of them all, and was very fond of her father Michael. At least, until she and her family were forced out of their home at threat of potential death by discriminatory violence. If in context of her inspirations, it can be said that her royalty theme can be out of her being "daddy's little princess".
* {{Expy}}: Her design and artwork gives her an impression of a mix of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li, Cammy,]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]. One may go as far as to also say that she's also an expy of [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Jun The Swan]]; while ''Gatchaman'' is pretty centered on Earth, it appears Japan is also keen on the US's take and title of ''Battle of the Planets''.
* {{Fanservice}}: In particular, her second throw has a most... interesting way to throw down her opponents.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: With a career in rhythmic gymnastics, she's turned her flips and graceful gymnastic expertise into their own deadly martial art. Added in with her amazing flexibility, she can find a way to twist necks several times over and pop bones out of place by grappling and tumbling all over her opponent along with slicing things into pieces with that Plasma Ring of hers.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She wields a Plasma Ring similar to what gymnasts use.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:In her ending from within ''Star Gladiator'', June had attempted to kill herself with a drug overdose after defeating Bilstein and avenging her parents' deaths while feeling and believing that she had nothing else left to live for, but Hayato had managed to get to her from within due time and told her that he, Saturn, and Gamof had cared very much for and about her. Because of this emotional revelation, June had decided to not go through with her suicide plan and thus she had decided to move on with her life and spend the rest of her days in a state of peace and happiness with Hayato, Saturn, and Gamof.]]
* KickChick: In gameplay, kicks are her bread and butter of Plasma Combos.
* MinidressOfPower: A seeming multicultural combination of a Chinese qipao and a 1960's British go go dancer's minidress.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Creator/AudreyHepburn is a very likely candidate for June's inspiration, and for good reason; along with being an aspiring ballet dancer and Englishwoman into a super famous movie star, she fought to survive the Nazi occupation of Belgium when they invaded, caused the financial collapse of her family's coffers, killed many of her relatives, and caused widespread poverty and famine, and she in turn participated in resistance efforts after witnessing not just how war was hell, but what atrocities the Nazis were capable of. As one of many real life women showing the virtues of SilkHidingSteel, Japan is also a great admirer of her for her unyielding spirit, and it's not a surprise if she inspired June as well.
* PinkMeansFeminine
* RingsOfDeath: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* SciFiBobHaircut: And goes into space with an exotic antennae/bunny ears like set of hairbuns for a unique take on this, yowza! Of course, with her hair down, would that then count as a [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Sci Fi]]-HimeCut?
* SheFu: Defines the word feminine in super feminine and oozes 100% Girl Power. She doesn't just kick, flip, cartwheel, and palm strike her way to victory, she does it with such nubile gait that redefines the term "fighting like a girl" to stand up against RealWomenDontWearDresses.
* ShesGotLegs: And she knows how to use them!
* ShoutOut: One of June's win quotes in Plasma Sword references UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli's "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" quote.
-->'''June''': "Dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee! That's me!"
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the first ''Star Gladiator''.
* StepfordSmiler: She appears cheerful and happy-go-lucky, but she hides her pain of having lost her parents at the hands of the BigBad.
* YouKilledMyFather : Her reason of why she goes after Bilstein alone in ''Plasma Sword''. He killed ''both'' of her parents.

[[folder:Saturn Dyer]]
-> A green-skinned cone-headed alien who fights with Plasma Yo-Yos. Saturn comes from a planet in the Andromeda Galaxy of the universe named Saturn (but not the one present in Earth's Solar System) and that he's well-known and renowned throughout his home planet as being an eccentric yet friendly popular street performer. Upon coming to Earth in order to enjoy his personal hobby of theater while on a new assignment to research life on Earth, Saturn learns about the threat of the Fourth Empire and decides to join the Star Gladiator project in order to help Earth out and protect his own home planet at the same time.

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: His skin tone is green, and is a defining characteristic of his species.
* CheshireCatGrin: He always smiles like that.
* {{Crossover}}: Appears in one of Hayato's win poses in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'' and as a [[TheCameo background cameo]] (alongside with fellow Creator/{{Capcom}} alien character [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Pyron]]) in [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Paul Phoenix]]'s promotional character art for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
* DanceBattler: One of his Plasma Strikes (called "Dance With Me") [[InvoluntaryDance forces his opponent to dance along with him]] ("SALSA!")... [[CombatPragmatist only to receive a whack on the head once they are done!]]
* {{Expy}}: He looks a bit like [[Film/ConeHeads The Coneheads]], only green-skinned.
* FunPersonified
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He uses oversized Plasma Yo-Yos to fight.
* KillerYoYo: His WeaponOfChoice.
* PerpetualSmiler
* PluckyComicRelief
* ShoutOut: When a player holds the back button of the control pad while playing as Saturn, he instantly puts and holds one of his Plasma Yo-Yos on top of his head like a hat and then does the Moonwalk with his own boots, much like Music/MichaelJackson.
** He also makes a reference to ''Film/TheMask''; he can be heard yelling "Smokin'!" and "Somebody stop me!" in heavily accented English in his victory dances.

[[folder:Gamof Gohgry]]
-> A brown-furred alien who fights with a Plasma Axe. Gamof comes from the forest planet of De Rosa which lies from within the Andromeda Galaxy of the universe and that he works as a noble lumberjack to help support his family. When an unknown Earth microbe virus destroys nearly all of De Rosa's forests, Gamof is forced to find a new line of work in order to help support his family. Upon becoming a reluctant bounty hunter, Gamof meets up with Hayato and becomes good friends with him. When Gamof learns about the Star Gladiator project, he joins it with Hayato so that he can protect both his home planet and his family from the Fourth Empire.

* TheBigGuy: As part of the [[FiveManBand Four-Man Band]] of the Star Gladiators.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Friendly and good-hearted as they come, but don't try to threaten his friends, family or his home planet unless you feel like getting your bones snapped.
* DrugsAreBad: A matter which he fiercely stands on. Due to an extremely vital part of De Rosa's defensive ecology being overharvested when it was discovered that it was a super opiate was able to be processed from it, combined with the corruption of the government, this lead into De Rosa's forests being terribly devastated.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His (Super) Gamo Tornado special attack (Plasma Strike) and his Plasma Giant Swing Plasma Strike.
* {{Expy}}: Ammo belt across his torso? Check. Comes from an arboreal planet? Check. Big tall furry guy? Check! He's friends with a bounty hunter and also a family man? Double check! It's damn obvious he was based from [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]]. He also pulled a move or two from [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief's]] moveset, too.
* GentleGiant
* HomeRunHitter: Gamof has the ability to throw the opponent up into the air and swing his weapon towards them like a baseball bat. Often, it depends on the timing of the player from within the attack itself and if it succeeds, Gamof can easily knock the opponent out of the fighting field. The first game would guarantee a ring-out victory while the second one would send the opponent [[ATwinkleInTheSky flying into the sky]] (though they would come back down a few seconds later).
* [[LaserBlade Laser]] [[AnAxeToGrind Axe]]
* TheUnintelligible: Gamo, gamo-gamo!
* WrestlerInAllOfUs

[[folder:Zelkin Fiskekrogen]]
-> A blue-feathered bird-like humanoid alien who fights with a Plasma Claw. Zelkin comes from the Planet Klondike which lies from within the Andromeda Galaxy of the universe and that he and his people are brave and noble valiant warriors who treasure honor and power found in true battle. Because of a past war between Earth and Klondike, Zelkin had developed an intense hatred towards Earth and its people. Zelkin had joined Bilstein's Fourth Empire in order to exact his vengeance against Earth, but had soon realized that not all of Earth's people were evil. Eventually, Zelkin had defected from the Fourth Empire and joined up with Hayato and the other Star Gladiators so that he could atone for his mistakes and set things right.

* TheAtoner: In ''Plasma Sword'', he joins the Star Gladiators to atone for his service to Bilstein.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: One of the most badass names ever. [[InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike Unless you happen to be Swedish]], in which his last name ("Fiskekrogen") translates to "the fish pub."
* BlowYouAway: In ''Star Gladiator'', he can actually blow his opponent out of the arena for a ring-out victory. In ''Plasma Sword'', he creates a cyclone to damage his foes.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: He wields a Plasma Claw and is quite a valiant soldier for his planet and people.
* FantasticRacism: Zelkin's reason for joining the Fourth Empire in the first game is due to his personal hatred of [[HumansAreBastards humans]] (on account that his people had engaged in a past war against Earth and afterward had faced prejudice and discrimination from the Earthlings). After fighting Hayato, Zelkin realized that not all humans are bad and eventually defected from the Fourth Empire so that he could join up with the Star Gladiators and [[TheAtoner atone]] for his mistakes.
* FeatheredFiend: Subverted. The reason Zelkin had aligned himself with Bilstein and the Fourth Empire from within ''Star Gladiator'' was because of his FantasticRacism FreudianExcuse against Earth and the humans. By the time ''Plasma Sword'' had came around, Zelkin had realized that Bilstein was far worse than the humans and defected from the Fourth Empire in order to join up with the Star Gladiators and make up for his mistakes.
* HeelFaceTurn: After realizing that the Fourth Empire wasn't any better than the Earthlings that had harmed his people (in fact, the leader is even worse), he decides to defect to the Star Gladiators in order to stop Bilstein and atone for his past.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: See WorthyOpponent below.
* TheRival: Hayato. He then upgrades him to...
** WorthyOpponent: ... in his true ending in ''Plasma Sword'', where he [[spoiler:gives Hayato a feather from his head as a token of respect, as per the custom of his race]].
* WingedHumanoid: His entire race.

[[folder:Blood Barbarians]]
-> A robust young American expert swordsman who fights with a Plasma Broadsword. Because he holds the strongest amount of Plasma Power in his own body, Blood was kidnapped at a young age by Bilstein, who had killed his parents from within a callous and malevolent state. Using a Plasma mind spell, Bilstein was able to turn Blood into his loyal fighter, having him eliminate any threat that came towards the Fourth Empire. However, Blood was freed from the spell when Bilstein was killed by Hayato during the Final Crusade and although he was able to regain his free will, Blood was disgusted to learn of what he had done while being under Bilstein's spell. Upon learning of Bilstein's unexpected return, Blood had joined the Star Gladiators in order to atone for his past actions and to find and eliminate Bilstein once and for all.

* ArtificialLimbs: One of his arms has been replaced by a cybernetic hand, connected to his shoulder by what seems to be an electric current or force field of some sort. Apparently, it causes him much discomfort.
* TheAtoner: Much like Zelkin, Blood also wants to repent for his actions during his time as a Fourth Empire member (albeit when he was more of a BrainwashedAndCrazy pawn).
* [[{{BFS}} Laser BFS]]
* DeathSeeker: He plans to off himself after killing Bilstein, [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath in order to redeem himself]].
* {{Expy}}: To [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]]. Even though Hayato is seen by many as being the Luke expy, Blood can also be considered one as well, given the fact that he wields a lightsaber-like weapon while having a cybernetic hand and that his own backstory had explained that during the time he was under Bilstein's command, Bilstein, who is seen as the DarthVaderClone, had treated him well as if he was his own "son."
* HeroicSacrifice: Blood's true ending in ''Plasma Sword'' has him [[spoiler: reduce and lessen the nuclear reactor core explosion of the Fourth Empire's flying fortress through the use of his own Plasma Power so that he can save the Earth and its people and it's heavily implied that he dies from within the decreased explosion.]]
* PowerTattoo: Has the tattoo of a skull with a king's crown on his back.
* TeleportSpam
* TimeStandsStill: The effect of his Plasma Field.

-> A mysterious yet cheerful young Japanese rhythmic gymnast who fights with a Plasma Ring. While having a kind and cheerful personality to those who meet her, Ele is quite determined to complete a specific and personal mission, which is to find Bilstein's ghost and eliminate it as soon as possible so that a tragedy in the future doesn't come to pass.

* ActionGirl
* AssKicksYou
* {{Crossover}}: Appears in one of Hayato's win poses in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', two of the ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom: Card Fighters Clash'' titles, and also in [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]]'s ending alongside with June in ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam''.
* {{Fanservice}}: Much like June, Ele also has an ''interesting'' second throw.
* FunPersonified
* GenkiGirl
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She wields a Plasma Ring similar to what gymnasts use.
* KickChick
* KidFromTheFuture: It's heavily implied in ''Plasma Sword'' that she's the daughter of Hayato and June, having traveled back in time from the distant future. [[spoiler:Gamof's true ending even ''proves'' it.]]
* RingsOfDeath: [[spoiler:Like mother, like daughter.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: In a distant future, Ghost Bilstein [[spoiler: had attacked Ele's home and killed her mother while her father's status remained unknown.]] In order to change and prevent this sudden and unfortunate tragedy from ever occurring and happening, Ele had traveled back into the current past from the distant future through the use of a time machine so that she could find and destroy Ghost Bilstein in order to stop and prevent the specific tragedy from ever happening.
* SheFu
* ShesGotLegs
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Though for the most part, Ele's hair [[HairColorDissonance looks to be colored black]].
* ZettaiRyouiki

-> An extremely strong Japanese military war soldier who fights with a Plasma Axe. Even though Gantetsu isn't exactly the sharpest knife when it comes to strategy, he makes up for it with his tough determination and robust strength. Gantetsu is given a mission by his superiors to track down Franco Gerelt for his past war crimes and bring him into the custody of the Earth Federation.

* AnAxeToGrind
* BigBulkyBomb: His 10t Bakudan do Konjyou Nage Plasma Strike.
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CantHoldHisLiquor: He never stops drinking his beer.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* HomeRunHitter
* MilitaryMaverick
* MovesetClone: The human counterpart of Gamof.
* SuperSoldier: Of the EmpoweredBadassNormal variety.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs

-> A noble and aspiring young American modern-day superhero with a bird motif who fights with a Plasma Blade. Eagle was once a faux superhero at Gorakuem Amusement Park, but when Bilstein had started his universal conquest, Eagle had decided to become a real-life superhero and joined the Star Gladiators in order to help them out.

* AnimalMotifs: Fitting for him, it's an eagle.
* BigDamnHeroes: Eagle's true ending in ''Plasma Sword'' has him [[spoiler:saving the life of a young child from a rampaging Vector bot.]]
* JokeCharacter
* JumpedAtTheCall: Eagle started out as a faux superhero at an amusement park. Once Bilstein initiated his conquest of the universe, Eagle decided to become an actual hero and join the Star Gladiators.
* JusticeWillPrevail: [[InTheNameOfTheMoon "Feel the punishment of the sky!"]]
* LaserBlade
* MeaningfulName: Of course! He's not called Eagle for nothing.
* MovesetClone: The human counterpart of Zelkin.
* ShoutOut: His facial features strongly resemble those of [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ken Masters]], thus he's [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Ken the Eagle...]]

!The Fourth Empire

[[folder:Dr. Edward Bilstein]]
-> The main antagonist of the series. A Nobel Prize-winning German-American prestigious physicist and cybernetic mad EmperorScientist who fights with a Plasma Broadsword and leads the Fourth Empire in his [[TakeOverTheWorld universal]] [[GalacticConqueror conquest]]. Bilstein was once a top-ranking physicist for the Earth Federation and was responsible for the discovery of Plasma Power, but it was soon discovered that Bilstein had used actual human bodies in his experiments and that he was arrested and exiled from Earth, being placed in a floating prison satellite that orbited the Planet Zeta. Upon managing to break out from the floating prison satellite, Bilstein, now in a cybernetic body, sought revenge against Earth and is determined to conquer it and the rest of the universe with his Fourth Empire.

* BadBoss: You wouldn't want to work for him, that's for certain.
* BigBad
* {{Cyborg}}
* DarthVaderClone
* DarwinistDesire: He only cares for Rain's well-being [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes as his own daughter]] insofar as her ability to [[SuperBreedingProgram sire]] [[UltimateLifeForm a new race of Plasma beings]].
* TheEmpire: He is the leader of it.
* EmperorScientist: He is a MadScientist who doubles as TheEmperor of the Fourth Empire.
* ForScience: He almost makes Mayuri Kurotsuchi of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' look like a saint. ALMOST.
* GalacticConqueror
* GeniusBruiser: '''Dr.''' Edward Bilstein.
* LargeAndInCharge
* {{Laser|Blade}} {{BFS}}
* PoweredArmor
* SwordBeam: His Dark Vortex special move and Dark Vortex: End Plasma Strike.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Fulfills a very dark legacy into the far flung future. His ancestor was in fact a Nazi scientist who found Plasma Power by experiments on concentration camp internees through the alleged Wunderwaft and Die Glocke reserach programs, but fled before he could even perform the experiment that would had turn the tides in favor of the Third Reich.
* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over the Universe]]

[[folder:Franco Gerelt]]
-> A renowned and honorable Spanish matador who fights with a Plasma Rapier and that he happens to be an expert fencer who values honor from within the fights that he participates in. Unlike most members of the Fourth Empire, Gerelt is a "forced ally" of Bilstein, who had kidnapped Gerelt's wife and daughter with the help of a rival matador who had envied Gerelt's popularity and skill and framed Gerelt for the kidnapping and through this, Bilstein threatens to kill Gerelt's wife and daughter unless Gerelt does exactly what Bilstein says. Making matters worse, Bilstein had also implanted a bomb inside Gerelt's chest and threatens to blow him up if Gerelt ever tries to rebel against him. While Gerelt reluctantly follows Bilstein's orders, he secretly seeks to overthrow him so that he can save himself and his family from Bilstein's evil hand.

* ApologeticAttacker: He comes to regret his actions when fighting for the Fourth Empire.
* BadassMustache: And an elegant one at that.
* DashingHispanic
* DefectorFromDecadence: He wants out of the Fourth Empire, but Bilstein has him on a [[ExplosiveLeash short leash]].
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: He wields a Plasma Rapier and is one of the top-ranking officers of the Fourth Empire.
* ExplosiveLeash: The reason of why Gerelt is a forced member of the Fourth Empire.
* {{Expy}}: To [[Franchise/StarWars Lando Calrissian]], due to the fact that the both them were [[ForcedIntoEvil forced]] into working for the [[BigBad Big Bads]] of their respective series.
* ForcedIntoEvil: When his wife and daughter are kidnapped by Bilstein, Gerelt has no other choice but to obey and fight for Bilstein if he wishes to get them back safely. The bomb implanted into his chest by Bilstein himself [[FromBadToWorse only makes matters worse]] for Gerelt and that he's very determined to disarm it while trying to save his wife and daughter.
* {{Laser|Blade}} [[RoyalRapier Rapier]]
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Though he precedes ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' by a few months, he '''is''' Dudley with a ponytail and a plasma rapier.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Claire, though she may think of him more as a [[BigBrotherInstinct big brother]] or even a potential [[MayDecemberRomance love interest]].
* PunchClockVillain: AND HOW! And it wasn't his choice to make, either.
** TokenGoodTeammate
* SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship: Justified; while Gerelt's style of fencing involves way more slashes than you'd expect, limiting him to thrusts and stabs would make Gerelt rather one-dimensional as a fighter.
* TorosYFlamenco: Absolutely.

-> An emotionless prototype assassin robot who fights with a Plasma Gun and that it was created by Bilstein to become the ultimate killing weapon. Vector's sole purpose is to eliminate any human it sees and that it won't stop until it completes its nefarious mission.

* {{Crossover}}: Appears in [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]]'s ending in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: Ultimate All-Stars'', alongside [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Huitzil]].
* DropTheHammer: His Gigantic Hammer Plasma Final from within the first game.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Both his Mega Horizonal Laser Plasma Strike and his Plasma Field Auto-Fire.
* KillerRobot
* KillSat: His Satellite Shoot Plasma Strike.
* RayGun

[[folder:Gore Gajah]]
-> A big-brained pointy-eared tanned Indonesian with an alien-esque appearance who fights with a Plasma Mace. A genius magician, Gore comes from a huge family who lives in Indonesia and that Gore himself is considered a role model to his many brothers and sisters. His family name, Gajah, has gained a reputation in Indonesia as it has been associated with the world of black magic, since Gore's father is a well-known Plasma Wizard who had performed many rituals and exorcism. To gain much knowledge about Plasma Wizardry, Gore had joined Bilstein and the Fourth Empire so that he can attempt to learn much that is to know about the studies of Plasma Power itself.

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gore has the special ability to [[{{Sizeshifter}} grow in size]] and [[SquashedFlat crush his opponents]], literally.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Luca.
* BubbleGun: The first game's Dokuyaku Sanpu special attack, though it's more of the [[UniversalPoison poisonous]] type.
* TheDarkArts: Gore's backstory states that his father was well-known throughout most of Indonesia for his use of black magic spells and exorcism. Being a Plasma Wizard himself, Gore is able to utilize many dark magic skills and techniques from within his own time and opportunity.
* {{Expy}}: To [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]], given the fact that he almost looks like him (albeit with a different skin color) and that both of them often use magic from within their fighting repertoires.
* FanDisservice: In his true ending from within ''Plasma Sword''.
* MagicWand: His Plasma Mace.
* SdrawkcabName: In the Japanese version of ''Star Gladiator 2'', some of his quotes, though translated into meaningful sentences, appear to be written in an alien language. However, when read backwards, they form "alternate" phrases such as "Shin no ending mitekureta?" ([[BreakingTheFourthWall "Did you see the true ending?"]]) and "Oppai, boyoyon, boyoyon....!" ([[GagBoobs "Boobs,]] [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud boyoing, boyoing...!"]])
* SickeningCrunch: Aside from being a Plasma magician, Gore seems to also specialize in orthopedics, since most of his grab moves involves attacking or grabbing an opponent's limbs so that he can pull and snap it instantly. In fact, one of his special attacks involves having to lie down on the ground so that he can get close to the opponent, which would then enable him to grab their legs while shoving his right foot up towards their...[[GroinAttack private area]] so that he can intentionally snap it and the legs as well. Surprisingly, the attack itself is called Shindou Ryouhou (Vibration Treatment).
* {{Sizeshifter}}
* TheStarscream: Gore isn't exactly a "loyal" member of the Fourth Empire and that he seeks to overthrow Bilstein and take everything for himself.
* TakenForGranite: His Sosei Henkan special attack.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Ugly Guy to Luca's Hot Wife.

[[folder:Kappah Nosuke]]
-> A green-skinned turtle-like humanoid alien who fights with a Plasma Spear. Coming from the Planet Kappa which lies from within the Cygnus Galaxy of the universe, Kappah is a bitter and belligerent military soldier for his home planet's elite military army. Because Kappah and his race dislike peace and prefer war, his home planet has had a falling out with Earth and many other planets during attemped negotiations. Bilstein had approached Kappah one day and told him that if he were to join up with the Fourth Empire, his home planet would be given full protection from any potential outside threat. Kappah accepts Bilstein's deal and joins up with him and the rest of the Fourth Empire.

* BladeOnAStick
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Kappah's whereabouts after the events of the first game is never explained and that he completely disappears, not being seen nor mentioned in ''Plasma Sword''.
* JokeCharacter
* {{Kappa}}
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Kappah and his race are known for having a belligerent nature and that they despise peace, living only for war and fighting.

-> An alien royal prince who fights with Plasma Yo-Yos. His full name is Saturn Kuida-Ore the 3rd and that he's the royal prince of the Planet Saturn. Prince grew jealous of Saturn's popularity as a street performer and determined to prove that he's a much better one, he adopts the alias of "Prince" and joins up with the Fourth Empire so that he can get the chance to fight Saturn from within his own given chance and opportunity.

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: He's green.
* CampGay: Several characters comment on his use of what he considers "elegant talk," [[BerserkButton triggering severe bouts of indignation on Prince's part]].
* GreenEyedMonster: Is entirely jealous of Saturn.
* TheJester: If his costume is of any indication.
* ImprobableWeaponUser
* KillerYoYo
* TheRival: To Saturn.
* WarriorPrince: His full name is Prince Saturn Kuida-Ore the 3rd.

-> A Spanish female fencer who fights with a Plasma Rapier and that she happens to be a long-time friend of Gerelt, in which she works with him under Bilstein. Claire's reason for being a part of the Fourth Empire is shrouded in mystery, but it is speculated that something tragic had happened to her in the past and that she saw the Fourth Empire as a way of escaping her own personal pain and suffering.

* AwesomeMcCoolname: Scarlet Del Sol.
* FingerlessGloves
* {{Expy}}: An inversion. It's kind of a stretch, but she's ''way'' too similar to the main character of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. It's possible Norihiro Yagi was inspired by Claire to design Clare (even the names are similar), but it doesn't seem to have been confirmed.
* LadyOfWar
* [[LaserBlade Laser]] [[RoyalRapier Rapier]]
* PoweredArmor
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Claire's true ending in ''Plasma Sword'' has her sacrificing herself to protect Gerelt from Luca's inner energy explosion. [[DiedInYourArmsTonight She then dies in his arms while musing on why she saved him.]]]]
* SexyBacklessOutfit
* ShesGotLegs
* SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship: Same as Gerelt.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Bilstein and the Fourth Empire.

-> An [[spoiler:artificial]] alien-esque girl who fights with a Plasma Mace. Luca is Gore's fiancee/assistant and is devoted to him no matter what. Despite having a kind and cheerful personality, Luca is very naive when it comes to the concepts of life and death in that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality she's unable to comprehend any action that differs from right and wrong]].

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* BareYourMidriff: Luca exhibits an extreme case of this, coupled with some AbsoluteCleavage for good measure.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy[=/=]BlackEyesOfEvil: In Luca's true ending, [[spoiler:she meets up with Gore after defeating Bilstein and it's very obvious to the player that Luca isn't [[BewareTheNiceOnes quite]] [[CuteAndPsycho herself]], given the fact that she has complete dark brown eyes from within the conversation and that she soon makes a SlasherSmile on her face, indicating the direct fact that things aren't gonna end well for Gore.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: In her true ending, [[spoiler:she kills Gore on a whim, then wonders if he stays quiet out of embarrassment]].
* {{Fanservice}}: In Gore's true ending from within ''Plasma Sword''.
* FingerlessGloves
* MagicWand
* SickeningCrunch: Much like Gore, Luca also specializes in orthopedics, right down to the [[GroinAttack infamous attack]].
* {{Sizeshifter}}
* SkilledButNaive: As Gore's fiancee/assistant, Luca is able to use much of Gore's skills and techniques in battle, but the downside comes from the fact that Luca has no concept about life and death, killing other people as if it was a game.
* ShoutOut: To Creator/GeorgeLucas, probably.
* SlasherSmile: She does this in her true ending from within ''Plasma Sword''.
* TakenForGranite
* TomatoInTheMirror: When Bilstein tells Luca that she's [[spoiler: nothing more than an artificial girl created by Gore]], Luca inevitably [[BewareTheNiceOnes snaps]] and falls into a dangerous CuteAndPsycho state.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: In Gore's true ending from within ''Plasma Sword''.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Hot Wife to Gore's Ugly Guy.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gore
* {{Yandere}}: She's ''madly'' in love with Gore and will ''do anything'' for him.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

-> A cybernetic clone of Blood who fights with a Plasma Broadsword. One of the many Shaker clones of Blood, Shaker has a psychotic personality and won't hesitate to rip apart anyone or anything who gets in his way. In his spare time, Shaker loves to listen and play punk music.

* ArtificialLimbs
* CloningBlues
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Lord Raptor/Zabel Zarock]]: AxCrazy, LaughablyEvil, has grey skin and blue hair, turns his limbs into oversized weapons, plays in a band... Also, the plate on the left side of his face looks like a skull, much like Raptor's flayed look.
* [[{{BFS}} Laser BFS]]
* MoreDakka: His Murderous Vulcan Plasma Strike converts his robotic arm into a gattling gun.
* MusicalAssassin: While Shaker doesn't exactly have any musical special attacks, the fact that he kills on a daily basis while playing punk music and treating his battles like they were rock solo duels could have him qualify for this trope.
* TeleportSpam
* TimeStandsStill

-> Bilstein's beautiful and ambitious [[ButNotTooForeign German-American]] daughter who fights with a Plasma Scythe. Rain is a vain and narcissistic person who seeks to prove herself as being a strong and beautiful woman who is able to fight and defeat anyone who tries to challenge her to a battle.

* AnIcePerson: Her Plasma Field allows her to freeze her opponents with a simple weapon strike.
* AmbitionIsEvil[=/=]BeautyIsBad[=/=]VanityIsFeminine: Fancies herself as the strongest and [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the most beautiful]] and will challenge anyone, even her father, to prove it.
* CanonName: Her name is Catherine Rain Bilstein, as evidenced by [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/capcomdatabase/images/0/04/PlasmaSecretFile.png the cover]] to Issue #19 of ''Capcom Secret File''. It's suggested Rain goes by her middle name, though Rain could instead be a nickname for Catherine.
* CombatStilettos
* {{Crossover}}: Appears in all three ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom: Card Fighters Clash'' titles.
* DaddysLittleVillain
* DarkActionGirl
* {{Expy}}: Looks like an older [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Devilotte]]. Much like Blood, she fits into the idea of a darker Leia Organa should she had stuck around with Anakin into his descent of the Dark Side.
* KlingonPromotion: In her true ending, Rain rebels against her father's plans and defeats him, setting herself up in his place as ruler of the universe, all the while turning the entire male cast into [[MadeASlave her personal slaves]]. She's last seen living it up, perched in the classic SlouchOfVillainy and [[WineIsClassy holding]] AGlassOfChianti.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Even Hayato is surprised by this.
* NoblewomansLaugh
* PimpedOutDress: With {{cleavage|Window}} to boot.
* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: [[LadyOfWar Carries herself in a rather regal manner]], but make no mistake; as Bilstein's daughter, the apple ultimately doesn't fall too far from the tree.
* PrincessesPreferPink: She's garbed in immaculate clothing, although whether it's purely {{pink|MeansFeminine}} or more of a pale fuchsia varies wildly.
* RebelliousPrincess: Rain becomes this in her true ending.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia
* SexyBacklessOutfit
* ShesGotLegs
* SinisterScythe: Her weapon of choice.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Hinted at. While she doesn't actively seek out a fight, she's disappointed by victories over fighters that didn't live up to her expectations (although by the end of her story, she wonders if it's because she's grown too powerful).
* StalkerWithATestTube: Subverted; she's the one who personally goes out and captures the male characters, but it's her father who's interested in their DNA and Plasma Power. Rain has no real interest in her father's schemes.
* SuperBreedingProgram: Bilstein's plans for his daughter involve using the DNA of the male Plasma wielders--Hayato's in particular--to impregnate Rain, making her become the mother of a race of [[UltimateLifeForm "new human beings"]] with unparalleled Plasma power, a trait that would be most beneficial to the Fourth Empire's galactic conquest.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''From Other Parties'''

-> A genetically-enhanced Velociraptor dinosaur who fights with a Bone Club. In truth, Rimgal is actually Michael Milliam: June's English scientist father who was experimented on by Bilstein, in which Bilstein had mixed his human DNA with dinosaur DNA. Rimgal is at war with his own self as he attempts to fight the inner feral beast that lurks within his own inner mind.

* BadWithTheBone
* BreathWeapon: He's able to unleash a short-range fire blast from his mouth.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:To ensure that his inner feral beast doesn't get the chance and opportunity to hurt his daughter and her friends, Rimgal [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] by jumping off the top of the Fourth Empire flying fortress, plummeting to his death below.]]
* EnemyWithin
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* FightingFromTheInside: Rimgal tries to fight the inner feral beast that lurks within the mind, but is unable to do so, leading to the inevitable DownerEnding.
* WasOnceAMan: He used to be June's father before Bilstein had experimented on him.

-> An older prototype robot who fights with a Plasma Gun. Omega was created by Bilstein as the older prototype for the later Vector robot model and was eventually discarded after having too many emotions in its own circuits. Upon regaining its sentience, Omega learns that it has a "heart" and seeks to know on what it is before its current energy supply runs out.

* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His Mad Spin Burst Plasma Strike.
* FrickinLaserBeams
* GoodOldRobot
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In Omega's true ending, Omega itself, after having a short talk with Ele, slowly and finally understands on what it means to have a "heart", but its energy supply soon runs out. Many years later, Omega is found by a small pack of kids, one of whom says and points out that Omega itself has a smile on its face]].
* RayGun
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: The theme of his story.

[[folder:Ghost Bilstein]]
-> The apparition of Bilstein's old cybernetic body who fights with a Plasma Broadsword. After Bilstein was killed by Hayato during the events of the Final Crusade, he was able to transcend his spirit into a new cybernetic body, leaving his old one behind. Somehow, Bilstein's old cybernetic body had gained a small portion of his conscience and was able to move without its previous host. It now seeks to find and kill Hayato, destroying everything that stands in its way.

* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The final battle against him in the original ''Star Gladiator''.
* CameBackWrong: A subversion; this is merely the cybernetic shell left behind by Bilstein after his defeat by Hayato. It gained some sentience and is now on a mindless rampage to find and kill Hayato. The real Bilstein, now in a new body, finds this slightly amusing, as well as a minor annoyance.
* {{Crossover}}: Appears in both Anime/TekkamanBlade and [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Joe the Condor]]'s endings in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: Ultimate All-Stars''.
* {{Laser|Blade}} {{BFS}}
* PoweredArmor
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* TrueFinalBoss: In order to get to him in ''Star Gladiator'', the player must beat the game from within a specific amount of time. Doing this will take them to a special battle against a [[SNKBoss super-powered]] version of Bilstein. Defeating Ghost Bilstein gives you your character's true and good ending while losing to him gives you both a bad ending and a game over.


-> A mysterious sly Japanese kunoichi (female ninja) who fights with a Plasma Hammer. Kaede is hired by the Earth Federation to hunt down and attack any Plasma wielder so that she can seal off their usage of Plasma Power.

* DropTheHammer: She is the only one in the series with a large hammer.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer
* {{Ninja}}
* ShesGotLegs
* [[WhackAMonster Whack-A-Gladiator]]: Kaede's Plasma Field, which is called Mysterious Force: Mogura Tataki, has her playing a quick variation of the classic Whack-A-Mole game, in which her opponent pops out of three holes from within sight and that the damage to the opponent depends on how many times Kaede is able to strike them with her hammer.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Kaede's true ending, her benefactors had immediately turned on her after she had succeeded from within her mission, claiming that Plasma Power should belong to the Earth Federation and no one else. Upon managing to defeat Byakko from within an impromptu battle, Kaede is able to easily escape while robbing the vault of the Earth Federation, being able to relax from within a seclusive life of luxury.

-> A white-furred tiger-like humanoid alien who fights with Plasma Claws. A skilled ninja, Byakko is given a mission by the Earth Federation to hunt down and eliminate any Plasma wielder who comes into his path. Despite his cold methods of fighting, Byakko is a noble warrior who fights while using a Zen-like nature.

* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer
* {{Ninja}}
* WolverineClaws
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Byakko's true ending, Rai-on tells Byakko that he's grown too powerful from within his Plasma Power and that he must be eliminated. Byakko manages to escape after a tough fight against Rai-on and upon reflecting on what has happened to him, Byakko says that he has much to live for and that he can't die just yet.

-> A black-furred lion-like humanoid alien who fights with Plasma Claws. A wrathful ninja, Rai-on, who unlike Byakko, is more vicious and harsh when it comes to his mission and that he won't hesitate to complete it no matter what.

* EvilTwin: In regards to Byakko.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer
* {{Ninja}}
* TreacherousAdvisor: To Byakko.
* WolverineClaws