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[[folder:Kittan Bachika]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KisshoTaniyama (JP), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (EN)

->''"What's that bozo Kamina gotten himself into now...?''
->[[spoiler:''"I'm not about about to let my cute little niece die in some alleyway! Go on without me, Dayakka! Look after Kiyoh for me.... GO!! IT'S ABOUT TO OPEN FIRE!"'']]

A Beastman hunter and eldest of the Bachika siblings, an encounter with Kamina and Simon inspires him to unite a group of stolen Gunmen pilots to join their revolution. Despite not having their charisma or gift with words, he grows to become an excellent field commander. Kittan acquires a red, star-shapped Gunmen in a battle against the Beastmen long before meeting Team Gurren, stealing from its original pilot in similar to how Kamina jacked the Gurren. The moment he took over the Gunmen, the Spiral Power of his fighting spirit morphed it into King Kittan.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Gets several after the TimeSkip while Simon is indisposed.
* [[spoiler:AGoodWayToDie]]: [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_PEAkKGThk Saving his friends, finally experiencing Spiral power]] ("[[DyingMomentOfAwesome KING... KITTAN... GIGA... DRILL... BREAKEEEEEEEEEERRRRRR!!!]]"), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_PEAkKGThk and with a huge grin on his face]].]]
* {{Badass}}
* BigBrotherInstinct: In the HighSchoolAU manga.
* BigOlEyebrows
* CloseCallHaircut: ''Parallel Works 8: Kittan Zero'' reveals he used to have long hair he tied in a ponytail, until a Mugen-esque lion Beastman tried to gun him down and clipped it, giving it the spiked look he sports as a medal of battle.
* [[spoiler:ADeathInTheLimelight: Gets one of these, too.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* [[spoiler:DieLaughing]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Loves 'encouraging' the brigadiers with insults and swearing.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[HeroicSacrifice King Kittan...]] [[FinishingMove Giga...]] [[ThisIsADrill DORIRU...]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis BUUUREAKAH!!]]''']]
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner
* [[spoiler: FamousLastWords:]] [[spoiler: So...this is Spiral Power huh? Heh...not bad.]]
* FingerlessGloves
* FriendToAllChildren
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The simple, [[XMarksTheHero x-shaped scar]] on his left arm.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Pilots his Gunmen toward the Death Spiral Machine to destroy it and disperse the Sea of Despair in place of Yoko. His actions result in its destruction, but also his own violent death.]] [[spoiler:Justified in the second movie- his mecha (in its bullet-mode) was the only one that could bear the massive pressure outside of the mother ship.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: If you do not believe that he's [[DissidiaFinalFantasy Emperor Mateus Palamecia]], he's gonna [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam give]] [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam you]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ a]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack good]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn old]] [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/{{Gundam}} Bright Slap]] instead...
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:After the timeskip, he's made chief of legal affairs for the human government, and while that sounds rather ridiculous, he actually proves quite competent in that position, such as when he pointed out all the things blatantly wrong with Rossiu's KangarooCourt.]]
* {{Hotblooded}}: Pretty much Kamina Version 2.
* [[spoiler:InHarmsWay]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's quite rude, but he is a good man. And he likes children.
* TheLancer: His mecha actually uses a lance, too.
* [[spoiler:LastKiss]]: [[spoiler:With Yoko.]]
* LargeHam: Once, literally chomping down a large ham as he spoke.
* [[spoiler:TheLastDance]]
* MagneticHero: It was Kittan, not Kamina, who united Team Dai-Gurren.
** It needs to be noted that Kamina's actions and ideas where the true magnet in this case as pointed by Kittan: "This is a bunch of people from all over who have been resisting Gunmen! They heard rumors about a couple morons fighting in a stolen gunmen and they gathered together to join the fight! We all caught your stupidity bug." Kamina sparked the idea and Kittan showed which way to go.
* MeaningfulName: His name is an anagram for "tanki", which means "short-tempered".
* TheMcCoy: The only time he ever used anything resembling reason was the KangarooCourt, and even that was more outrage than criticism.
* MultiColoredHair
* OffModel: He ''debuts'' this way.
* [[spoiler: {{Retirony}}]]: [[spoiler:Why, oh why did he tell [[CartwrightCurse Yoko]] he wanted to meet her students when they were trapped in the Sea of Despair?]]
* SergeantRock
* SleevesAreForWimps: Pre-time skip.
* SmokingIsCool: Lit up a cigarette in ''Kittan Zero.''
* [[spoiler: SuicideMission]]: [[spoiler: His very last act is to destroy the Death Spiral Machine by piloting his Gunmen into it and punch a big hole in it with a huge Giga Drill, causing a deadly explosion that takes him out with it.]]
* SupportingLeader: Picks up this role after [[spoiler:Kamina dies.]]
* [[spoiler: TimeForPlanB]]: [[spoiler: After Space King Kittan's rockets fail to go off and the Gunmen is crushed by the immense gravity of the Death Spiral Machine, Kittan emerges in his King Kittan with the drill that broke off Gurren Lagann previously, performing his very own Giga Drill Break.]]
* WeaponOfChoice
** ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Uses one when defending a truck full of people[[note]]including two of his sisters, his niece and his brother-in-law[[/note]] against some Mugann.
** [[spoiler:ThisIsADrill]]: [[spoiler:In his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* [[XMarksTheHero X Marks]] The SupportingLeader
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[[folder:Rossiu Adai]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga (JP), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN), [[spoiler: Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN, epilouge)]]

A boy from another underground village, in which the people worship Gunmen as gods. When Gimmy and Darry are chosen the leave the village, Rossiu decides to go with them and they join Team Gurren. Rossiu has a curious and inquisitive nature, often as a result of being sheltered for most of his life by Father Magin in Addai Village, having listened to spiritual preachings that were meant to keep him at ease. His innocence begins to slip away over time, though. [[spoiler:It starts when he discovers Father Magin has been preaching lies to protect his people: he made his mother leave Addai Village so its capacity would stay at 50, allowing them to survive. This time around, Gimmy and Darry must leave, but Rossiu leaves the village as well, knowing someone must look after them. Father Magin gives him a book to remember him by as a keepsake- and perhaps one day, learn what the language it's written in means. Rossiu and the kids join Team Gurren on the journey to stop the Spiral King.]] As he enters more battles, he gains a greater sense of determination, but Kamina enjoys calling him "Forehead Boy" nonetheless. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Kamina's tragic death forces him to take his place as pilot of the Gurren, while watching Simon slip into depression, even being called out for his so-called "god" not saving Kamina from being killed. Eventually, Rossiu goes into battle to face Lordgenome, and ends up watching on in stunned silence.]]

Following the aftermath of the battle and a time skip, [[spoiler:Rossiu is now Simon's advisor as he runs the government in Kamina City. However, the arrival of the Anti-Spiral and the panic of the public turn him into a WellIntentionedExtremist willing to sacrifice everything in order to preserve humanity]].
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* {{Biseinen}}: Post timeskip.
* BreakTheHaughty: Seemingly invoked but ultimately subverted. [[spoiler:For several episodes after the timeskip he appears to be the controlling force of the government with Simon is a figurehead, and he criticizes Simon's recklessness while justifying that his extreme and morally-ambiguous actions are necessary, including sentancing Simon to death. However he was ''really'' broken up and unhappy about doing what he was doing and wasn't at all proud of it. He just did a good job of concealing it from others. Thus, Rossiu broke himself, but he wasn't as haughty as it seemed at first.]]
* ButtMonkey: In the first arc.
* TheChainsOfCommanding
* [[spoiler:EvilChancellor: More of a WellIntentionedExtremist Chancellor.]]
* {{Expy}}: The fact that he looks like [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Fei Fong Wong]] did not go unnoticed.
* FanNickname: "Lulussiu", since his dub actor is also [[CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia]], as well as having the same attitude.
** That also led to Simon's nickname, Spinsimon or Simonzaku, since he has Suzaku Kururugi's dub voice and similar traits and interactions with Lelouch that mirror those with Simon and Rossiu.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Noted by Kamina. Levels out after the time skip.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When he pilots Gurren in the HotSpringsEpisode, foreshadowing [[spoiler:his stint as Gurren's pilot after Kamina's death]]. Not to mention the rather sinister shots predicting his ObstructiveBureaucrat stint.
* GeneralFailure: As a peace time administrator, its obvious he is the one running the government. But as soon as the war against the Anti-Spirals starts, his plans began failing against the Anti-Spiral, anticipating the logical movements.
* GrumpyBear: Downplayed. Not grumpy per say, but not as hot-blooded as the others.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Post timeskip. The realization that his actions to try and save the world, including sentencing Simon to die, triggered one on its own. Then when Simon and company came back and saved the world by acting in a manner he condemned, thereby proving that not only were Rossiu's actions futile but also plain ''wrong'', it just got worse. This lead to him [[DrivenToSuicide trying to commit suicide]], though Simon stopped him.]]
* InSeriesNickname: "Forehead Boy," Kamina's nickname for him. Stuck to him ever since.
* [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide: After his HeroicBSOD, he tries to kill himself, but with Kinon's help, Simon stops him.]]
* TheLancer: To Simon.
* LikesOlderWomen: It's never really mentioned, but Kinon is at least a few years older than he is.
* MrFanservice: Similar to Simon's case, he gets much hotter and less goofy-looking after the timeskip.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: See HeroicBSOD.
* MeaningfulName: Rossiu comes from "ushiro", or "back". He represents the characters who don't believe in blindly charging forwards and [[spoiler:is ultimately shackled by his origins]].
* NonActionGuy: He pilots Gurren Lagann with Simon for awhile, but when we meet him after the timeskip he's become this.
* NonchalantDodge: When his composure is level, he can defend himself easily. [[spoiler:He effortlessly dodges Kittan's attacks as he tries to take out his frustration on him. However, it's all an act to hide his suffering. He doesn't even try to dodge an attack when despair takes root. Instead, he looks on in absolute terror at Gurren Lagann as it flies toward him, so stunned he doesn't realize Simon has leapt out of the cockpit until taking a sharp punch to the cheek that he never saw coming.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Kinon.
* OnlySaneMan: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. While he tries to be logical and reasonable, his overal attitude renders it ultimately not as good.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Simon's red - he is more intellectually-driven and professional compared to Simon.
* [[RousseauWasRight Rossiu Was Right]]: He was even named after Rousseau himself.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:What he does in the second half in terms of Simon is this in his mind.]]
* SlipknotPonytail: [[spoiler: During his attempted suicide, his hair falls around his face when Simon punches him.]]
* TheSpock: Insists on emotion and reason as the tools to lead and govern.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Post timeskip.
* UndyingLoyalty: When Simon was in grief after [[spoiler: Kamina's death]], he seemed to be the only one openly concerned and attempts to comfort him, albeit stopped by Yoko and his doubt of what he can do. [[spoiler: This makes his behavior during the first few episodes after the timeskip even more painful]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Becomes one after the time skip.
* WrongGenreSavvy: As humanity's primary strategic planner, most of his decisions would be fairly reasonable in the real world. However, he lives is a universe where a sufficient amount of HeroicWillpower is capable of ''breaking the laws of physics''.
** Then again, he is in a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gainax series]], so you can't really blame him.
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[[folder:Leeron Litner]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/SteveBlum (EN)

->''"Attaboy, attaboy! You can do it! Way to go! Attaboy, attaboy! You can do it! Way to go! Attaboy!"''

Leeron, or "Ron," is the flamboyant village mechanic of Littner Village. After taking an interest in Simon's mech he joins Simon, Kamina and Yoko in their quest to defeat the Beastmen. Leeron is astoudingly brillant and innovative, able to whip together his own legion of helper robots and invent ingenious technology with a little tinkering. However... Leeron is also a cross-dresser... figure that one out.

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* BadassGay: Stereotypically gay ? HOLY SHIT YES !! Badass ? Definitely. He's not a fighter like Viral, Kamina or Simon, but yet he manages to be awesome nontheless. He's Team Gurren's primary engineer, medic and generally SmartGuy. But he ''never gives up'', is ''never afraid of stuff'' unlike Simon and is at least as {{Hotblooded}} as the rest of the cast, despite not shouting at the top of his lungs every second, and has quite a collection of moments of intellectual awesome. Hell, [[Creator/SteveBlum his voice actor]] once stated in an interview that, should all the characters he voiced ever engage in a free-for-all, Leeron would come out on top. Keep in mind Blum voiced characters like [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]], Wolverine, [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Amon]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Starscream]], [[ManOfAThousandVoices and a lot others]].
* BadassLabcoat: This is the one guy who is almost never even mildly anxious about life threatening danger and every weapon of war he's ever macgyvered together usually winds up kicking ass right off the assembly line. [[spoiler: Besides, after the time skip, he becomes the head scientist of human civilization. The only time he ''does'' take interest is in the FinalBattle with the Anti-Spiral collective.]]
* BeautyMark
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Yes, he's a flaming gay stereotype. He's also the ''best'' mechanic and engineer in the world. This is the man who made Gurren out of three broken mecha overnight, complete with a finished coat of paint.
* CampGay: Turned up so much that he's practically the MemeticBadass of Flaming Queens. In-universe its PlayedForLaughs, aside from his voice the Camp Gay angle is only played up when he wants to freak out other characters with it.
* TheEngineer: The guy basically maintains all the friendly Gunmen, including the MASSIVE Dai-Gurren without help from anyone except [[WrenchWench Leyte]]!
* {{Expy}}: of ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'''s Levin.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His theme song spells out this subliminal message: "Leeron is so gay. He is so gay. He loves my asshole. Asshole."
* {{Hotblooded}}: In the finale, like everyone else. It's almost his only moment of hot blood.
* MeaningfulName: His name is either "riron" for "theory," or "ronri" for "logic".
* TheMedic: Also the Dai-Gurren's medic as well as its head engineer.
* NervesOfSteel: This guy must have been visibly worried maybe once in the whole series.
* NonActionGuy
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Gets a ''little'' too close to his teammates at times. See above.
* [[spoiler:OlderThanHeLooks]]: [[spoiler:Leeron shows hardly any signs of old age in the DistantFinale except for a touch of gray hair. Knowing him, he's probably figured out how to preserve his youthful looks and beauty all this time- or resorted to plastic surgery.]]
* ThePowerOfLove: When he talks about evolution and reproduction and [[TechnoBabble nobody gets it]], he sums it up by saying that love is what keeps the universe going.
* QueerPeopleAreFunny: Invoked. Most of his antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs... and to troll other characters.
* RefugeInAudacity: Leeron would be just a politically incorrect stereotype if not for the fact that Steve Blumb plays it up so high it becomes this trope. And the HilariousOuttakes are even worse.
* RunningGag: Two ''astoundingly'' creepy ones. He constantly creeps Gimmy out with his perverted attitude, even after the time skip, and his "advances" onto Kamina cause him to threaten to kill him. [[spoiler: When Kamina dies, the joke vanishes... only for it to resurface when Viral has to listen to his fruitcake-level comments and ask Simon permission to kill him.]]
* TheSmartGuy: Make that super genius.
* [[StalkerWithACrush Stalker With a Creepy, Same-Gender Crush]]: Tries to put the moves on Kamina twice, causing him to draw his Katana, back away a good hundred yards away, and yell, ''"DIE!!"''
** Leeron then moves on to Gimmy, scaring the crap out of him each and every time he gets a little... too... ''personal''.
** And then he moves on to Viral, who [[NotSoDifferent reacts the same exact way]] Kamina does.
* {{Subtext}}: He loves to add this in his speech.
* TechnoBabble: It's actually pretty easy to understand him when he talks like this, although almost all the other characters are absolutely bewildered, so he has to put it in LaymansTerms for them.
* {{Troll}}: Sometimes he just plays his CampGay factor to ridiculous levels just to freak out people with it.
* UndyingLoyalty: Leeron is the only member of the Dai-Gurren Brigade, other than Kamina, to never doubt Simon, (excluding Rossiu and the twins). When Simon comes back from his HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:after Kamina's death]], while everyone cheers, Ron just nods as if knowing [[HesBack he'd be back]] all along.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Teal Hair]]: Though it does [[spoiler: turn a twinge grayer in the DistantFinale.]]
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[[folder:Dayakka Littner]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/DaikiNakamura (JP), Doug Stone (EN)

The chief of Littner Village, who later becomes the captain of the various Dai-Gurren ships. He's a dedicated protector of his loved ones, a family man, and the initial pilot of the Dayakkaiser, a Gunmen he hijacked in battle against the Beastmen, until Yoko (and once, Kiyoh) decides to commandeer it. [[spoiler:Seven years later, he falls insanely in love with Kiyoh Bachika and marries her, then proceeds to get busy with her and have a baby girl named Anne. Unfortunately, Anne's birth brings the human population to the deadly number one million- which sets off a defense system to attack Earth the moment it detects the new life.]]

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* TheBigGuy: When you go from piloting a cannon on legs to being in charge of Team Dai-Gurren's biggest Gunmen, this title goes pretty much uncontested.
* CallingYourAttacks: [[spoiler:[[LargeHam I GOT THE BEST WIFE IN THE UNIVERSE]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny SWI~NG]]!!!]]
* TheCaptain: This was his role in Littner Village, and while he's still a leader afterwards, he gets eclipsed by others.
* HappilyMarried: To Kiyoh, post-timeskip.
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from "Odayaka", for "gentle".
* PapaWolf
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Kiyoh.
* SleevesAreForWimps
* TeamDad
* UglyGuyHotWife: With Kiyoh.
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[[folder:Attenborough Cortitch]]
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->Voiced by: Daisuke Kirii (JP), Creator/DerekStephenPrince (EN)

->''"When it comes to spacey interruptions, I'm your man!"''

The gunner of Team Dai-Gurren and PluckyComicRelief. Attenborough actually ''isn't'' an official member of the team- he hid in some guy's suitcase and snuck onto the crew unnoticed- ''until'' he got behind the control panel of a weapons system. Only knows one tactic: '''FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!'''

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* AttackAttackAttack
* {{Beamspam}}
* ChaoticStupid: How else can you explain his sudden bursts of attacks?
* FanNickname: Beamspam [=McMuppet=]
* {{Gonk}}: He's got a ''natural'' clown face.
* LargeHam: "''FIIIRRE!!!!''"
* LeeroyJenkins: Just about every moment where he shoots without signal. [[spoiler:Suddenly opening fire on a village populated by innocent, defenseless girls to clear away the Gunmen earns him a wallop from Kittan. Ironically- ''it works.'']]
* MacrossMissileMassacre
* MoreDakka: His stock and trade. In fact, he's one of an elite few that have come close to having enough dakka by [[spoiler:creating a weapon that fires on every point in space and time.]]
* TriggerHappy: See above.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Gets one from Kittan for shooting at a village full of sexy, young women.]]
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[[folder:Darry and Gimmy Adai]]
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->Darry: Creator/ShizukaIto (JP), Creator/MelaLee (EN)
->Gimmy: Creator/TakakoHonda (JP), BrianneSiddall (EN)

Gimmy and Darry are twin children from Rossiu's home village. When they were children, they were removed from their village due to limit population because they were orphans. However, Rossiu joined them along with Team Gurren(later known as Team Dai-Gurren).

After the timeskip, they both became pilots of the Grapearl mass-production mecha, serving as the faces of the new generation that was pushing Team Dai-Gurren aside... only to discover they need to re-think their positions...
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* BlushSticker: Darry pre-timeskip.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Post-timeskip.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Gimmy.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In a slight example, Darry becomes more emotive as the plot progress.
* FieryRedhead: Gimmy.
* FutureBadass
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Darry is always seen carrying a stuffed toy before the timeskip.
* KidAppealCharacter: Gimmy after the timeskip is the "Ankle Biter" version.
* RedOniBlueOni: Gimmy is the red to Darry's blue after the timeskip.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Darry, post-timeskip
* ThemeTwinNaming: "''hidari''" means left and "''migi''" means right.
* {{Tagalong Kid}}s: Pre-time skip.
* YouthfulFreckles: Gimmy.
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[[folder:Balinbow and Jougan Bakusa]]
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->Balinbow: Kouzou Douzaka (JP), Creator/PaulStPeter (EN)
->Jougan: Go Shinomiya (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)

The towering, twin brothers of Team Dai-Gurren, piloting the two-faced Gunmen, Twinboekun, and also [[spoiler: Space Twinboekun]]. They are extremely loud and exuberant brothers who love to beat stuff up- but seem to have the minds of cavemen. That, and [[SingleMindedTwins they think staggeringly alike.]] The brothers often speak in [[HulkSpeak monosyllabic bursts]], but their battle prowness is terrifying. Somehow, they end up with ''government'' positions after the time skip. [[spoiler:Sadly, [[HeroicSacrifice they don't live to the very end.]] To keep the Anti-Spirals from wasting Gimmy and Darry, they put their own Gunmen in the line of fire to throw their disabled Grapearls to safety, which leads to their deaths- but the following explosion takes out a good number of enemy mecha. A memorial is erected in their honor. The second movie, however, spares them the shaft and they get to square off in the FinalBattle.]]
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* {{The Big Guy}}s: They are big, they are strong, and [[DumbMuscle not too bright.]]
* CoolShades: One pair per brother, though the colors do not correspond to RedOniBlueOni- it's just to tell them apart. [[spoiler:They lose them seconds before they die when they shatter.]]
* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Morons, Hidden Badasses]]
* [[spoiler:[[DieLaughing Died Laughing]]: They mock death right up to the very end.]]
* DumbMuscle: They even use HulkSpeak sometimes.
* {{Gonk}}: They fit the bill quite nicely.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: To rescue Gimmy and Darry from the wrath of the Anti-Spiral forces, the throw themselves into the line of fire and then throw the kids' Grapearls to safety. Then, just to top it off- they ''[[DieLaughing died laughing]]''- in a HUGE explosion.]]
* IsItSomethingYouEat: "Atmosphere? What that? Can you eat it?"
* LargeHam: Both of them.
* [[MeaningfulName Meaningful Name]]/ThemeTwinNaming: "Jougan" comes from "ganjou" ("tough" and/or "burly"), while "Balinbow" may be derived from "abarenbou" ("rowdy").
* SingleMindedTwins: We're only one step away from "Jorginbow." Just add purple glasses.
* SleevesAreForWimps
* RealMenDontCry: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the second movie at [[spoiler:Nia's wedding]], at which the two are seen crying like babies.
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation: They survive in the second movie.]]
* TooDumbToLive: At first. They effectively prove to be a pair of buffons who can barely talk- [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass but fight like gladiators.]] Yet out of all jobs the two could get in the future, they end up partly in charge of ''government and human affairs.'' When the populous starts complaining, one twin's reaction is to shout "QUIT BITCHING!!" over the phone, and then both twins smash the phone booths to pieces. In fact, when [[spoiler: Rossiu put together a KangarooCourt,]] ''[[spoiler: Balinbow was Simon's lawyer.]]''
** [[spoiler:Here comes the tragic [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: The twins pull a HeroicSacrifice to save Gimmy and Darry, boasting that their Twinbokkun will hold up to the Anti-Spiral's firepower. It turns out they ''knew'' their Gunmen would be torn apart by the lasers- so they laugh at their foes in death. However, Twinboekun explodes in such a spectacular fashion, it wipes out a good chunk of Anti-Spiral fighters.]]
* UseYourHead: If a wall is in the way, their hollow skulls are the first weapon they use.
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[[folder:Makken Jokin]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP), Creator/KeithSilverstein (EN)

->''"Sorry- it took awhile for me to find a sitter for the kids."''

The stout, often silent member of Team Dai-Gurren, and pilot of Mo-Shogun, [[spoiler: and later, Space Mo-Shogun.]] Makken is keen to the art of the [[{{Samurai}} samurai]], having a very deep sense of honor. Much like Kamina, he's very profound with swords, and shares a love for building machines with Leyte. [[spoiler:After seven years go by, he falls madly in love with her and gets married, having three kids, acting as a humble mechanic in his retirement from the team- until he has to spring to action again against a new threat. Fortunately, he and Leite were entrusted with the team's former Gunmen but instructed to scrap the due to the presence of "superior" Grapearls. Luckily, they refused to do so, instead improving the Gunmen to new heights. However, while Makken lives up to the name of "samurai," the poor guy also [[HeroicSacrifice goes out like a samurai.]] When the Anti-Spirals unleash a volley of deadly missiles on the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann, one appears in its blind spot on direct collision course with the starship. After heavily struggling to stop the previous missles, Team Dai-Gurren ''can't'' stop this one- so Makken charges in and plunges his Space Mo-Shogun's sword deep into the warhead, detonating it seconds before impact, but killing him in the explosive inferno. A memorial pays tribute to him afterward. Lucky for us, he lives in the second movie and displays even more badass swordplay.]]
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* BaldOfAwesome: Has a badass shaved head.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Once to protect Kittan, once to protect Team Dai-Gurren from a planet-sized missle. The latter marks the final act of his life.]]
* {{BFS}}: Mo-Shogun has a [[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana Wakizashi Blade]], [[spoiler: and Space Mo-Shogun has two.]]
* [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's "Gunmen"]]]]: [[spoiler:He and Leyte take care of Team Dai-Gurren's Gunmen over the seven years they remain unused, instead of disposing of them when told to do so. Better yet, they designed much stronger versions of the Gunmen- the Space Gunmen.]]
* CoolHat: Wears a red cap while working as a mechanic.
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome]]: [[spoiler:Charges a missile at full-force, screaming at the top of his lungs, ''without even flinching!'']]
* HappilyMarried: To Leyte, post TimeSkip.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler: To save Team Dai-Gurren from a fatal missile impact. Made even worse knowing that Leyte will have to go home and tell his kids daddy isn't coming back. Thankfully, the second movie dodged that bullet- err... missile.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai
* KnightInShiningArmor: When piloting the samurai-esque Mo-Shogun.
* MrFixIt
* OddCouple: It's surprising to see him paired up with Leyte.
* [[spoiler: RetiredBadass]]: [[spoiler: Post time-skip up until the first Mugann attack.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SilentBob: Makken doesn't speak so much as he sports a determined look on his face, but always has something interesting to say whenever the moment comes up.
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation]]: [[spoiler:Stays alive in the second movie and gets to pilot a cool new mech, too!]]
* TalkingToHimself: In the Japanese dub, Makken has the same voice actor as Kamina, though he is credited as "Reo Kaminaga". Reo Kaminaga, when written in hiragana, is an anagram for "ore ga Kamina," or "I am Kamina."
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: He's much shorter than his wife Leyte.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Not so much ugly as scruffy-looking, but his little boys share his looks. His girl, however, is a cutie.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Pre-time skip, but not as evident as Kamina.
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[[folder:Leyte Jokin]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/TakakoHonda (JP), Creator/LauraBailey (EN)

The chief mechanic of Team Dai-Gurren. She's a compassionate and dedicated worker who can concoct amazing new weapons and implement new technology seamlessly. [[spoiler:Soon after Dai-Gurren defeats the Spiral King, she gets married to Makken and has three kids. Following the disbanding of the team, she and Makken are tasked with dismantling the old Gunmen- but the two of them aptly refuse to do so, and instead keep them in top condition. Even better- when she's able to harness the production facilities of the Super Galaxy Dai Gurren, she helps create the massive Space Gunmen fleet. However, Makken ends up giving his life to protect her and the starship- but she stays strong and continues fighting to avenge him, despite going home to her heartbroken children. Fortunately, Makken survives in ''Lagann-Hen'', and the family lives happily ever after.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's "Gunmen"]]]]: [[spoiler:She and Makken were given Team Dai-Gurren's Gunmen and told to dismantle every single one. Instead, they spruced them up and kept them pristine, all the while working to make larger, space-compatible versions of the machines.]]
* ClothingDamage: When the Dai-Gurren catches fire in battle, her bra is half-shredded and scorched from the fire, providing a teasing look at her chest underneath.
* OddCouple: Marrying Makken is a curveball, alright.
* TheEngineer
* HappilyMarried: To Makken, post TimeSkip ([[spoiler:until his HeroicSacrifice]]).
* [[spoiler:HerHeartWillGoOn]]: [[spoiler:Right after Makken rams his Gunmen into an Anti-Spiral missle and she learns what he did, she ''refuses'' to grieve at all and instead works to avenge him! Iron will, indeed!]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Her little girl even has LennonSpecs!
* [[MrFixIt Mrs. Fix It]]
* SmokingIsCool
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: She is noticeably taller than the squat Makken.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With Makken.
* WrenchWench
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[[folder:Kiyoh]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP), Creator/KarenStrassman (EN)

The eldest of Kittan's younger sisters, and by far the most developed. Kiyoh is a sly blonde with a sassy attitude, and a champion at using a yo-yo in ways that would make your jaw drop to the floor- if her curvaceous figure didn't already do that. Eventually, she discovers Dayakka is crushing on her. [[spoiler: After the timeskip, she marries Dayakka and gives birth a little girl named Anne- ''the one millionth human.'']]

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* AbsoluteCleavage: Pre-Time Skip.
* CoolBigSis
* HappilyMarried: To Dayakka, post-timeskip.
* KillerYoyo: Demonstrates prowess with one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q7cyHCRpjw Kittan Zero]].
* MeaningfulName: Her name is an anagram for "youki," or "cheerful".
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Second variation. After she gets married, she never returns to the fighting, unlike her husband.
* RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Dayakka.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The Seductress, being the sexiest of the sisters. Subverted after the TimeSkip.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With Dayakka.
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[[folder:Kinon]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaUeda (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

The second oldest of Kittan's younger sisters. After Team Dai-Gurren's capture of Dai-Gunzan, she takes up a position within its control tower, monitoring the radar. She seems to be the calmest and smartest member of the Black Siblings. [[spoiler:She hardens up after the time skip, becoming harsh and drastic in response to Rossiu's actions. However, it only serves to reveal she's doing it out of pure, unrestrained love for him- and after a very, ''very'' horrible experience where he tries to take his life, she has a meltdown and ends up right in his arms. We can only assume this led to marriage.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Rossiu's actions break her heart- but then it's promptly healed and strengthened when his sorrow comes out.]]
* CooldownHug[=/=]CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: [[spoiler: She bursts into tears when she sees Rossiu hasn't committed suicide, then dashes right into his arms and gives him a tender hug, while sobbing in his chest. Afterward, she cuddles up on top of his lap the whole ride back to Kamina City with a gentle smile, blushing nonstop.]]
* CryCute: [[spoiler: She falls to pieces when she sees her beloved Rossiu is okay- and this actually ignites a full-fledged love interest between them.]]
** SecurityCling: [[spoiler: She runs up and ''leaps'' into Rossiu's arms while spilling tears and whimpering, not even stopping to shed the glasses and wipe her eyes.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed:]] [[spoiler:Kinon is forced to do unthinkable things just to prevent Rossiu from taking everything too far, culminating in having ''a gigaton of explosives strapped to her chest'' in case Simon tries to escape custody. Rossiu was ''deeply'' sorry for this.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: Mostly post-timeskip.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler: in the movie version, she is the one to snap Rossiu out of his suicidal depression instead of Simon.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]] ''and'' [[{{Naruto}} Hinata!]]
* MeaningfulName: Her name is an anagram for "nonki", or "carefree".
* {{Meganekko}}: Treasures her glasses to the point she won't take them off in a hot spring.
* MissionControl
* OfficialCouple: With Rossiu.
* OutOfFocus: Sadly, after Episode 23. Gainax couldn't expand on [[spoiler: her relationship with Rossiu]] due to budget constraints stopping them flat at the final episode. However, we pretty much understand it's a happy ending.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Once again, one of Stephanie's characters [[Manga/{{Bleach}} is]] [[EurekaSeven in]] [[CodeGeass love]] [[DevilMayCry with]] one of Johnny's characters.
* SciFiBobHaircut: Pre-timeskip. Post time-skip, she's let it grow out down past her neck.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the high school AU manga, Simon and Nia catch her in the middle of drawing a picture of [[BoysLoveGenre Kamina and Kittan]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Pre-timeskip.
* SubordinateExcuse: Possibly, to Rossiu.
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler:Seeing Rossiu (fairly) unharmed sends her into a crying wreck, pouring out tears of relief.]]
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The Wife, being the most sensible and smartest of the sisters.
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[[folder:Kiyal]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaAsumi (JP), Gina Bowes (EN)

The youngest of Kittan's younger sisters. She's quite the tomboy. Kiyal is the playful little sis of the Black Siblings, often joking at the situation and keeping a bright but forceful attitude about her. She pilots the Kiyalunga, a suprisingly adorable pink Gunmen with a big smile on its face.
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* {{Bokukko}}
* CuteLittleFang
* CryCute: Bawls hysterically when [[spoiler:she learns her big bro has died]] in the second movie.
* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations: She wears two clips on the left side of her hair.
* MagicalGirl: She becomes one in Parallel Works 2: Kiyal's Magical Time.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is an anagram for "yaruki" or "eager".
* NoIndoorVoice: If you anger her, she'll start screaming... a lot.
* RapunzelHair: Post-Time Skip.
* RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The Child, being the youngest and childish of the sisters.
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