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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.
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.
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.
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.
Married to the Job: He notes that he didn't get to spend much time with Girge due to being a General.
Parents as People: He does care about Girge, but ultimately has to prioritize his duties as a soldier and therefore didn't make for a very good father while Girge was growing up and has to acknowledge that, son or not, Girge is a threat to everyone around him.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: A mild version. She reveals to Sigyn that Rygart's been somewhat unstable, which is eventually what gets him kicked out of the military. As that wasn't what Narvi intended at all, she's rather annoyed over the entire matter.
She Cleans Up Nicely: She sports a frilly dress during a party, much to Nile's amusement and the other soldiers' awe.
Sibling Yin-Yang: In her stats, her likes and dislikes (work/talent, respectively) are the opposite of Nile's. She's very dedicated to her duties and appears to have no interest in romance (especially in the manga), which is similarly the opposite of her laid-back and Sigyn-crazy brother.
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.
General Baldr's son. Though initially in prison, he's released due to his skill and put in Narvi's squad.
Ace Pilot: To call him an "Ace" does not even begin to touch it.
Amazon Chaser: According to his stats, he prefers women who are capable in martial arts and piloting Golems, hence why he's one of the few men not attracted to Sigyn. That said, he doesn't have a history of successful relationships from his academy years and so likely isn't still looking for one.
Badass: Is he ever. It's the only reason he's allowed on the team.
Because You Were Nice to Me: This seems to be the basic reasoning behind his later loyalty towards Rygart, as the man was the first person to honestly try and get Girge to be somebody—not as his father's son, but as himself.
Bishōnen: The most prominent example of the whole series.
Child Soldier: He's nineteen. As he's also been in prison for a year, he's actually been a soldier since younger than that, not to mention that he's been receiving training since he was quite young.
Death Seeker/Not Afraid to Die: Rygart thinks he might be the former, though it seems less that Girge actively wants to die and more so that he just doesn't care about living (or much of anything) anymore.
Heel Face Door Slam / Redemption Equals Death: He shows signs of changing after Rygart gets through to him, expressing some loyalty and friendship towards him—but then they're captured and Girge sacrifices himself for the other man before anything worthwhile can come out of it.
Heroic Sacrifice: When he and the others are captured, he claims to be Rygart and is executed in his place.
Tragic Dream: Two, actually, though one of them is more of Rygart's dream than Girge's. Rygart's desire for Girge to become a General is cut short by Girge dying—for Rygart, no less—and Girge himself wishes that he could be a good son but knows that he's too much of a mess to ever achieve that.
Troubled Child: He wasn't nearly as much of a Jerkass as he is now, but Baldr notes that he's always been very aloof.
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.
Dark and Troubled Past: There's been some kind of major incident that seems to have turned him into the person he is today.
Evil All Along: He's been working against Krisna from the very beginning, back during their time in the academy.
Face-Heel Turn: Not evil by any means, but in the past, he was strongly against war, making it a surprise to Rygart, Hodr, and Sigyn that he seems to have changed his mind out of loyalty to his brother. And he might not have been so against conflict in the first place—see Evil All Along.
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.
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.
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.
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.