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The characters from Break Blade.

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Rygart Arrow

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (JP), Greg Ayres (EN)

The protagonist of the story. Both as an Un-Sorcerer and a poor farmer who had to withdraw from military academy in the past due to lack of funds, Rygart leads a simple life with few opportunities. His life changes, however, when Hodr summons him to the capital and it's discovered that he's the only one capable of piloting the ancient Golem, Delphine.
  • And This Is for...: A special case. When he finally kills Borcuse, against orders and after Borcuse tells him with the fact that he knew Girge wasn't the Delphine's pilot no less, he yells so loud that everyone can hear him: "I have done it! I've DONE it!! GIRGE!!!!"
  • Anti-Hero: Seems to be heading in this direction (of the vicious type, specifically—he's already a Classical Anti-Hero).
  • Bad Dreams: He's seen at least once having a dream about apologizing to Girge for the latter's death.
  • Berserk Button: Borcuse killing Girge serves as one, later on. The deed itself sends him slightly over the edge but Borcuse taunting him with it...well, it did not end well for him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Don't mess with Regatz.
  • Blessed with Suck
  • Broken Ace: After he defeats General Borcuse, he becomes rather popular and is considered a hero. He... definitely doesn't think of himself that way, especially thanks to Girge's death.
  • The Call Put Me on Hold: Though, truth be told, he's fine with that.
  • Classical Anti-Hero
  • Chick Magnet: Sigyn, Narvi, and Prederica have all fallen for him.
  • Distressed Dude: While in Assam, he gets hit with this twice: held hostage, and then immediately throw in prison afterwards for unrelated reasons.
  • Guilt Complex: May be on his way to developing one, starting with Girge dying for him. He then blames himself for not being there when Sigyn was captured, to which Hodr points out that Rygart would've just been another casualty if he'd stayed.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After Girge's death.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Between his status as an Un-Sorcerer and the guilt that's piled up on him over the war, Rygart's self-esteem isn't too great.
  • Hit Me, Dammit!: Tells Hodr to after Sigyn's been captured.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He chose not to pursue Sigyn during their academy days and let her end up with Hodr, realizing that he had nothing to offer her as a poor farmer and an Un-Sorcerer.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself heavily for Girge's death.
  • It's Personal: Gets really into the thought of killing Borcuse after Girge sacrifices himself and is executed for him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Jerkass Façade: He prefers responding to negative feelings by acting like an asshole than admitting that he's upset.
  • Laughing Mad: When he kills General Borcuse.
  • Lovable Coward: At first.
  • Military Maverick: He has difficulty following orders whenever It's Personal, such as flying off to try and save his brother or killing Borcuse when told to capture him.
  • Morality Pet: Girge develops a bit of a soft spot for him.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: So, Rygart, you just saved a seemingly-innocent girl from getting shot by a random person? Great, now get thrown in prison because her guard thinks you're suspicious!
  • Nominal Hero: At worst.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's either doing this or he's...
  • Oblivious to Love: Hodr isn't sure which one it is, but it pisses him off all the same that Rygart isn't reacting to Sigyn's hints after she and Hodr break off their marriage.
  • Refusal of the Call: Initially refuses to join the military, before relenting.
  • Revenge Before Reason: During his fight against Borcuse, he's more interested in avenging Girge's death than doing what's best for his country.
  • Sanity Slippage: The war wears down on him heavily, with Girge's death briefly sending him over the edge. The worst of it shows in his fight against Borcuse, after which he calms down.
  • Secret Keeper: The only one who knew that Zess was originally an assassin after Hodr back in the academy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Not normally, but when training with General Sakura, he claims that he should be good at swordsmanship due to his physical strength, leading to this gem after she knocks him out:
    General Sakura: "I didn't think his power would be inversely proportional to his words."
  • Stepford Smiler: He's starting to show shades of this after, again, Girge's death, with his friends trying to figure out how okay he really is.
  • Survivor Guilt: He doesn't take Girge's sacrifice for him well.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: The army, for all intents and purposes, fired him out of concern for his emotional stability. Being the protagonist, this obviously didn't last long.
  • Took a Level in Badass
  • Un-Sorcerer: Trope Namer.

Sigyn Erster

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Emily Neves (EN)

A friend of Rygart from military academy. Currently married to Hodr and thus the queen of Krisna, though she is in love with, in fact, Rygart. She spends most of her time doing research or work with the royal engineers.
  • Biker Babe
  • Bookworm: Said to have spent hours doing research.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Her feelings towards Rygart, although by the present, she is technically married already. At least until chapter 57.
  • Distressed Damsel: When Athens captures her.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Hence why hers is just for show and doesn't contain any bullets.
  • Dude Magnet: Very few men resist her, but Girge, ironically being one of them, points out how many fall for Sigyn. Those include Rygart, who she actually loves, Hodr, the husband she only cares for in a platonic sense, Nile, who openly has a crush, and Steiner, the sadistic pervert who serves as her prison warden who puts her in the Go-Go Enslavement get up and apparently has to restrain himself from raping her.
  • The Engineer: No physical capability whatsoever, but you can thank her for plenty of the work on the Golems.
  • Friendly Enemy: She gets along very well with Cleo while the latter is held prisoner.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: While a captive in Athens, courtesy of a very perverted prison warden.
  • Happily Married: Averted. She only married Hodr in hopes of Rygart would do something about it. While she doesn't hate Hodr, it's clear she only thinks of him as a friend and doesn't even wear her wedding ring.
  • Modest Royalty: Until her divorce.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Not So Stoic: Mostly around/regarding Rygart.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Spends most of her time frowning. Very few things, namely Rygart, make her happy.
  • Rags to Royalty: She was a commoner before marrying Hodr.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Sexy Spectacles: Nile is quite excited to see her in glasses.
  • Sleeping Single: She and Hodr have separate bedrooms, she doesn't even use hers as much as she spends most of her time in her lab. It's implied because of this, the absence of children and her feelings for Rygart, that Sigyn and Hodr have never slept together during their marriage.
  • The Stoic
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • Uptown Girl: She's a commoner who married into royalty. And then again the other way around, as she breaks off her marriage with Hodr to pursue Rygart, a farmer.
  • When She Smiles: By no means is Sigyn unattractive, but when she smiles in Ch. 57, the soldiers definitely take notice.
  • Workaholic: Not as bad as Hodr, but her focus is her work. She even once locked herself up in the school lab for three days without eating or drinking, according to Rygart.
  • Wrench Wench
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her civilian outfits tend to sport this.

Hodr Vecto Giro Mego K. Tyra Petar Exar Zeoda

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (JP), Kalob Martinez (EN)

Another one of Rygart's old friends and the current king of Krisna.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Almost eternally mild-mannered, so if he expresses rage, you know the situation's bad or he's really pissed off.
  • The Chains of Commanding: He really doesn't enjoy being king, especially in the middle of a war where his country is on the losing side.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He cuts his hair towards the end of the first arc, during the downtime.
  • Forgets to Eat: Apparently, he often used to skip meals.
  • The Good King
  • Happily Married: Averted along with his wife. While Hodr clearly still loves her, he's accepted that she'll never see him as anything more than a friend. He's even stopped wearing his ring.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He's still in love with Sigyn, but chooses to act like he's lost interest in favour of supporting her and Rygart together.
  • Nice Guy
  • Overly Long Name: Unsurprising, considering that he's part of the royal family, but his full name is ridiculously long.
  • Rebel Prince: During his academy days, he would apparently slack off and receive failing grades because he didn't want to become king.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Sleeping Single: As stated above with Sigyn, the two sleep in different rooms. They have apparently never had sex despite being married, explaining the absence of heirs to the throne.
  • Stepford Smiler: As he tells Rygart, he has to act like a king in front of everyone else, all the while fighting a war that he initially believes that he's going to lose.
  • Unwanted Spouse: To Sigyn. As stated above, she doesn't hate him, but clearly doesn't see him as anything more than a friend.
  • Uptown Girl: He married Sigyn, who was a commoner.
  • The Wise Prince
  • Workaholic

General Baldr G. Aran Albatross

Voiced by: Masashi Sugawara (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)

One of the highly respected Generals of Krisna and Girge's father. He acts as a mentor figure towards Rygart, as the latter adjusts to the life of war.

General Thor Bar Corway Rimreck

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)

Another one of the respected Generals of Krisna and Narvi's superior.

Narvi Stryze

Voiced by: Marina Inoue (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN)

A soldier of Krisna. She's put in charge of her own squad, which includes Rygart—much to Narvi's frustration, given his insubordination.

Nile Stryze

Voiced by: Minoru Shiraishi (JP), Dylan Godwin (EN), Andrew Love (EN)

Narvi's older brother and a member of her team.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Played for Laughs. He's got a thing for Sigyn, and thus declares that Rygart can't be forgiven when there are rumours that Sigyn ran off to be with him.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He's one of the more light-hearted members of the team, and his debut notably has him glad that his departure to the front lines is being delayed, but he's as competent as everyone else when he's actually out there.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: As noted in Narvi's section, his likes and dislikes are the opposite of hers.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Io in the OVA.

Loggin G. Garf Ensans

Voiced by: Tomoya Kawai (JP), David Matranga (EN)

The third member of Narvi's squad. He specializes in sniping.

Girge G. Ledo Le Albatross

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Corey Hartzog (EN)

General Baldr's son. Though initially in prison, he's released due to his skill and put in Narvi's squad.

Regatz Arrow

Voiced by: Masumi Asano (JP), Larry Christian (EN)

Rygart's younger brother who, like him, is unable to manipulate quartz.



Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP), Leraldo Anzaldua (EN)

Rygart, Sigyn, and Hodr's old friend from military academy, and the younger brother of the Secretary of War of the Commonwealth of Athens. Despite his past friendship with the others, he is now their enemy.

Cleo Saburafu

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)

A member of Zess's team. She hails from a family of prominent female soldiers.
  • Anti-Villain: The most sympathetic character on Athens' side.
  • Badass Adorable: She's very adorable and also one of the most potentially talented pilots in the story.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: While in 'captivity' in Krishna, Sigyn treated Cleo extremely well, to the point that she was sad to leave. Because of that, Cleo's willing to turn traitor against Athens in order to rescue Sigyn from execution.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As Rygart found out.
  • Break the Cutie: She doesn't handle her comrades' deaths too well, though she seems to have recovered.
  • Child Soldier: As per Athens policy. She also comes from a family of renowned Golem pilots.
  • Cry Cute
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Very cute and very clumsy outside of her Golem.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Because they make it harder for her to disable an enemy Golem without killing its pilot.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Sigyn, despite her initial reservations. She later sees that the Krisna people aren't nearly as barbaric as she was taught.
  • Genius Ditz: She took the least amount of time to adjust to the new Artemis golems. Her other squad mates took weeks, some took a month. Even Ace Pilot Zess took a week to get used to it. Cleo took only one day. Her acting team leader is understandably shocked.
  • Great Escape: She and her family attempt to break Sigyn out of prison and back into Krishna territory.
  • Heroic Lineage: The Saburafu family is famous for producing outstanding female Golem pilots.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: She takes on an enemy squad and disables at least four of them with just hand-to-hand alone. Only General Balder was able to successfully fend her off. Before that, she took out the Delphine that had taken out Zess just moments prior single-handedly with only two kicks.
  • Luxury Prison Suite: Her 'jail cell' in Krishna was the Queen Sigyn's suite.
  • Multigenerational Household: Both her mother and grandmother live in the same house.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Subverted. She was taught that Krishna was a country of barbarians, who would do unspeakable things to their captives. After her stay with Sigyn in Krishna, she doesn't see them that way anymore. On the other side, with her own country's ultra-militaristic views and actions, Zess's growing vendetta against Krishna, and finally news of Sigyn's impending execution, she can't stomach it anymore.
  • Opt Out: She eventually decides to retire from the military, deciding that Lee was right after all: she's not suited to be a soldier.
  • Shipper on Deck: Definitely for Sigyn and Rygart. She can't help but become giddy whenever Rygart is mentioned because of Sigyn's reactions.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: She hates the thought of killing. She prefers melee combat so as to disable the enemy rather than take a chance that a bullet may kill them.
  • Unstoppable Rage
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite physically looking as if she's in her late teens, she's only twelve.

Elia Saburafu

Cleo's mother and former head of the Saburafu Family. She retired from active service a while ago.
  • Action Mom: Just because she's not in a Golem doesn't mean she can't contribute.
  • Badass Family: The Saburafu's are one of the highly regarded families in Athens for their lineage of outstanding female pilots.
  • Thicker Than Water: Being a Saburafu, Elia was duty-bound to turn her daughter in and both of them knew it. Instead, she sides with Cleo.
    Erekt: "Miss Elia! How could a person of your caliber possibly be this impulsive?!"
    Elia: "I'm a mother, not some omnipotent goddess. And besides, my heart sides with Cleo on this."
  • Mama Bear: Erekt defeats Cleo in a one-on-one, so she hops into a disabled Golem, throws out the pilot, and comes back in time to shoot the hand holding the gun on his golem.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She really looks like Cloe's older sister instead of her mother. When they reach Mizram, quite a few of the military personnel there mistake her for Cleo's elder sister, calling them the 'Saburafu Sisters'.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Subverted. She joins her daughter and her own mother in turning traitor against Athens to save Sigyn.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Cleo announced her intention to rescue Sigyn and drop from the Subarafu family, Elia slapped her across her cheek. She then mentioned that it was the first time she felt she had to discipline her daughter like that. Considering what Cleo was planning, one could have forgiven her even if she took more extreme measures.
  • Retired Badass: If Erekt's reaction is anything to go by, Elia was a force to be reckoned with and highly respected.
  • Shipper on Deck: Like her daughter, she also ships Sigyn and Rygart.
  • Turncoat: A heroic example. She herself wouldn't have done anything about it if Cleo hadn't been so driven in the first place.

Lee Siuruan Sharon

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP), Maggie Flecknoe (EN)

Part of Zess's squad and a friend of Cleo's who despises Krisna.

General Borcuse Deussenrudolf

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)

An infamous General of Athens, due to his ruthlessness in war. While initially under house arrest due to committing war crimes, he is released to fight against Krisna.
  • Colonel Kilgore: Whilst he has no particular grudge against his enemy, and usually treats war with cool professionalism, he gets really fired up when it looks like he might be up against a Worthy Opponent.
  • Combat Tentacles: His Golem has a pair of them, each shaped to resemble a scorpion's tail.
  • Dead Guy on Display: Since he's especially fond of using fear as a weapon against his enemies, this is a favourite tactic.
  • Defiant to the End: Even after his Golem is wrecked, he gets out of the cockpit and empties his sidearm into the Delphine until Rygert squashes him.
  • Eye Patch Of Power
  • Eye Scream: He lost his eye in the past when a child shot through it, due to his own reluctance to kill him.
  • Four-Star Badass
  • I Shall Taunt You: Purposely provokes Rygart into killing him by bringing up Girge.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Multi-Melee Master: His Golem has an astonishing number of hidden weapons under its cloak. He's skilled with all of them.
  • Necessary Evil: How he views the atrocities he commits - in his mind, they just happen to be the fastest and most efficient way to permanently end a conflict.
  • Pet the Dog: In spite of how cruel he is willing to be in the war, he sincerely loves his daughter.

Colonel Io Kardbar

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (JP), David Wald (EN)

General Borcuse's second-in-command.

Ninakera "Niko" Drunei

Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi (JP), Melissa Davis (EN)

One of General Borcuse's subordinates, though her loyalties lie with Colonel Io.