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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...?''

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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* BigBrotherInstinct: Do ''not'' mess with his sisters.
* BigOlEyebrows: Big, spiky, brown eyebrows.
* 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.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Gets several after the TimeSkip while Simon is indisposed.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler:Gets one of these, too.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* DrillSergeantNasty: Loves 'encouraging' the brigadiers with insults and swearing.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice King Kittan...]] [[FinishingMove Giga...]] [[ThisIsADrill DORIRU...]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis BUUUREAKAH!!]]''']]
* EleventhHourSuperpower: He uses his own version of the Giga Drill Break during [[spoiler: his DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: So...this is Spiral Power huh? Heh...not bad.]]
* FingerlessGloves
* FriendToAllChildren: He even lampshades that he loves children.
* FriendlyRival: To Kamina. They're at each others throats constantly, but it's clear they've both got the others back.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He dies with a huge grin on his face.]]
* 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]].]]
* 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. 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.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Seems to become this with Dayakka over time. After the timeskip they're brothers in law.
* HiddenDepths: 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.
* InHarmsWay
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's quite rude, but he is a good man. And he likes children.
* TheLancer: His mecha actually uses a lance, too.
* LargeHam: Once, literally chomping down a large ham as he spoke.
* LastKiss: [[spoiler:With Yoko.]]
* TheLastDance
* LeaderWannabe: He wrestles with Kamina over leadership a few times. When he assumes the leadership position after [[spoiler:Kamina's death]], he proves to be pretty bad at it.
* 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.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Kittan is absurdly badass, but he comes off as inadequate when alongside the likes of Kamina and, later on, Simon. This is remedied a bit later on when he starts getting more focus episodes that give him time to shine.
* PapaWolf: His actions during the siege of the Mugann on Earth point to this.
--> "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!"
* SergeantRock
* 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.
* SignificantAnagram: His name is an anagram for "tanki", which means "short-tempered".
* SleevesAreForWimps: Pre-time skip.
* SmokingIsCool: Lit up a cigarette in ''Kittan Zero.''
* 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.]]
* ThisIsADrill: [[spoiler:In his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* 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.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sums up his relationship with Kamina perfectly.
* XMarksTheHero: The simple, x-shaped scar on his left arm.
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[[folder:Leeron]]
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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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* AbhorrentAdmirer:
** Tries to put the moves on Kamina twice, causing him to draw his Katana, back away a good hundred yards, 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.
* AgentPeacock: The personification of CampGay mannerisms and an amazing engineer.
* BadassGay: Stereotypically gay? 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: He never gets his own gunman, though he does occasionally help out controlling the Dai-Gurren.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Gets a ''little'' too close to his teammates at times. See above.
* OlderThanHeLooks: 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.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Not only is he a crackerjack engineer, medic, and computer scientist, but Yoko's comments make it clear that Leeron has not only dabbled in geology but has been teaching it to other humans from Litner. Bear in mind that most of humanity, by this point, has been deliberately kept in a Stone Age-like stasis by Lordgenome's machinations.
* 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.
* {{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}}: Leeron often plays his CampGay factor to ridiculous levels just for the sake of freaking people out. Considering how he's often the OnlySaneMan surrounded by primarily male HotBlooded loudmouths, it may be the only way he can get them to pay attention, but he's also clearly having fun messing with the straight people.
* UndyingLoyalty: Leeron is the only adult member of the Dai-Gurren Brigade, other than Kamina, to never doubt Simon (Rossiu and the twins likewise always beleived in Simon, but are Simon's age and younger respectably.) 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: Has 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.

Seven years later, he marries Kiyoh Bachika, 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.
* GentleGiant: He's a huge, burly guy but he's also one of the more laid back members of team Dai-Gurren. He also cries TearsOfJoy when Kiyoh readily agrees to the idea of [[spoiler: his going to the Anti-Spiral Homeworld for Team Dai-Gurren's last big fight]].
* HappilyMarried: To Kiyoh, post-timeskip.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Seems to develop into this with Kittan after the timeskip. It makes quite a bit of sense, considering they're now brothers in law.
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from "Odayaka", for "gentle".
* NiceGuy: He's consistently thoughtful, kind, and polite to everyone.
* PapaWolf
* TheReliableOne: He never gets much time in the spotlight, but he is one of the few members of Team Dai-Gurren who consistently keeps a cool enough head to get the job done.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Kiyoh.
* SleevesAreForWimps
* TeamDad
* UglyGuyHotWife: With Kiyoh. Though he's not a {{Gonk}}, he's very plain and somewhat goofy looking while she's MsFanservice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dayakka is colored green.
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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
* {{Badass}}: Blew [[spoiler:Adiane]] to oblivion with the Dai-Guren's artillery. And then repeated his destructive tendencies on a grand scale [[spoiler:transcending space and time]]. In the movie, he [[spoiler:bombarded the galactic-size Granzeboma with missiles that could effectively hack reality itself by altering the physical odds of hitting a target.]]
* {{Beamspam}}
* ChaoticStupid: How else can you explain his sudden bursts of attacks?
* {{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-in-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:Gimmy Adai]]
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Creator/TakakoHonda (JP), Creator/BrianneSiddall (EN), Creator/SteveBlum (EN, Epilogue)

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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* BigBrotherInstinct: When Dai-Gurren was drowning, Gimmy ''immediately'' picked up Darry to the escape pod first.
* BlushSticker: Darry pre-timeskip.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Post-timeskip. He and Darry work well together when piloting and [[spoiler:eventually, become the next generation of Gurren Lagann pilots.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Pre-timesip, Gimmy was an impulsive, hot-blooded boy. Post-timeskip, he has matured a lot.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Gimmy has orange skin and slightly darker skin than his sister.
* FieryRedhead: Gimmy has orange hair is the impulsive one between him and his sister.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: He and Darry go from cartoonish looking kids to cute teens after the timeskip. [[spoiler: They're both shown to be ''very'' good looking adults in the DistantFinale as well.]]
* HotBlooded: Gimmy, especially after the timeskip. [[spoiler: It makes him becoming Lagann's new pilot make all the more sense.]]
* KidAppealCharacter: Gimmy after the timeskip is the "Ankle Biter" version.
* RedOniBlueOni: Gimmy is the red (impulsive and hot-blooded) to Darry's blue (rational and careful) after the timeskip.
* {{Tagalong Kid}}s: Pre-time skip. He and his sister are mostly used for comic relief and menial chores.
* ThemeTwinNaming: "''hidari''" means left and "''migi''" means right.
* TookALevelInBadass: He and Darry two have become the top Grapearl pilots after the timeskip. [[spoiler: They go on to become the next generation of Gurren Lagann pilots.]]
* YouthfulFreckles: Gimmy.
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[[folder:Darry Adai]]
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->Creator/ShizukaIto (JP), Creator/MelaLee (EN)

She and Gimmy 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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* BrotherSisterTeam: Post-timeskip. She and Gimmy work well together when piloting and [[spoiler:eventually, become the next generation of Gurren Lagann pilots.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: After the timeskip, she has left her old personality behind and is much more confident, though she is still less talkative than her brother.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In a slight example, Darry becomes more emotive as the plot progress.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Darry is always seen carrying a stuffed toy before the timeskip.
* TheQuietOne: She rarely talks out loud, even after the time-skip.
* RedOniBlueOni: Gimmy is the red (impulsive and hot-blooded) to Darry's blue (rational and careful) after the timeskip.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: She and Gimmy go from cartoonish looking kids to cute teens after the timeskip. [[spoiler: They're both shown to be ''very'' good looking adults in the DistantFinale as well.]]
* {{Tagalong Kid}}s: Pre-time skip. She and her brother are mostly used for comic relief and menial chores.
* ThemeTwinNaming: "''hidari''" means left and "''migi''" means right.
* TookALevelInBadass: Shee and Gimmy two have become the top Grapearl pilots after the timeskip. [[spoiler: They go on to become the next generation of Gurren Lagann pilots.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Darry has pink hair.
[[/folder]]

[[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 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.
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* {{The Big Guy}}s: They are big, they are strong, and [[DumbMuscle not too bright.]]
* CoolShades: One pair per brother. [[spoiler:They lose them seconds before they die when they shatter.]]
* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Morons, Hidden Badasses]]
* DieLaughing: [[spoiler:They mock death right up to the very end.]]
* DumbMuscle: They even use HulkSpeak sometimes.
* {{Gonk}}: They fit the bill quite nicely.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: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.]]
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Jorgun wears red shades, while Balinbow sports blue ones to tell them apart.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: "Atmosphere? What that? Can you eat it?"
* LargeHam: Both of them.
* ManlyTears: In the second movie at [[spoiler:Nia's wedding]], at which the two are seen crying like babies.
* SingleMindedTwins: We're only one step away from "Jorginbow." Just add purple glasses.
* SleevesAreForWimps
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:They survive in the second movie.]]
* ThemeTwinNaming: "Jougan" comes from "ganjou" ("tough" and/or "burly"), while "Balinbow" may be derived from "abarenbou" ("rowdy").
* 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, and later, Space Mo-Shogun. Makken is keen to the art of the {{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.

After seven years go by, he marries Leyte, having three kids and 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.
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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.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[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.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Charges a missile at full-force, screaming at the top of his lungs, ''without even flinching!'']]
* HappilyMarried: To Leyte, post TimeSkip.
* 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.
* RetiredBadass: 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.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Stays alive in the second movie and gets to pilot a cool new mech, too!]]
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[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.

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.
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[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]]).
* 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!
* MissFixit
* SmokingIsCool
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: She is noticeably taller than the squat Makken.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With Makken.
* WrenchWench
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kiyoh Bachika]]
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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.

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
* DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest: After she gets married, she never returns to the fighting, unlike her husband. After all, she has to raise her baby girl.
* HappilyMarried: To Dayakka, post-timeskip.
* KillerYoyo: Demonstrates prowess with one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q7cyHCRpjw Kittan Zero]].
* MsFanservice: Her ample cleavage is thrust into the viewer's face pretty much every second she's on screen. It's no longer present after the Timeskip, where she is modestly dressed throughout.
* RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip.
* ShipperOnDeck: She was ecstatic when Simon [[spoiler:proposed to Nia.]]
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Dayakka.
* SignificantAnagram: Her name is an anagram for "youki," or "cheerful".
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The Seductress, being the sexiest of the sisters. Subverted after the TimeSkip.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With Dayakka.
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[[folder:Kinon Bachika]]
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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.
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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: [[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.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed:]] Kinon is forced to do unthinkable things just to prevent Rossiu from taking everything too far, [[spoiler: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.]]
* {{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.
* SciFiBobHaircut: Pre-timeskip. Post time-skip, she's let it grow out down past her neck.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* SignificantAnagram: Her name is an anagram for "nonki", or "carefree".
* SubordinateExcuse: Post-timeskip, she has become Rossiu's assistant and has feelings for him.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Post-timeskip, she's much more serious and harsh to everyone, except Rossiu. The only time she becomes emotional is when Rossiu [[spoiler:nearly commits suicide]].
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler:Seeing Rossiu (fairly) unharmed sends her into a crying wreck, pouring out tears of relief.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: 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.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The Wife, being the most sensible and smartest of the sisters.
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[[folder:Kiyal Bachika]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaAsumi (JP), Creator/GinaBowes (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.
* HiddenDepths: The manga reveals that [[spoiler: she wants to be a mother like her big sis, as she's shown caring for quite a few children when we see her trapped in the Anti-Spirals' illusion.]]
%%* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations: She wears two clips on the left side of her hair.
* IdolSinger: She became one after the TimeSkip in the manga, with her outfits being based on the ones in ''Kiyal's Magical Time''.
* MagicalGirl: She becomes one in ''Parallel Works 2: Kiyal's Magical Time''.
* ManChild: She's still living with Kiyoh after the timeskip and doesn't appear to have matured much at all.
* NoIndoorVoice: If you anger her, she'll start screaming... a lot.
* OutOfFocus: She gets hit with it the worst of Kittan's sisters after the timeskip, doing next to nothing beyond hanging around Kittan and Kiyoh throughout it.
** This is averted in the manga, where it's revealed that she's become an IdolSinger and is very popular. More importantly, she [[spoiler: joins Team Dai-Gurren in their final battle against the Anti-Spirals, piloting the Kiyalunga.]]
* RapunzelHair: Post-time skip.
%%* RetiredBadass: Post-time skip.
* ShipperOnDeck: She was ecstatic when Simon [[spoiler:proposed to Nia.]]
* SignificantAnagram: Her name is an anagram for "yaruki" or "eager".
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The Child, being the youngest and childish of the sisters.
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