Characters: Buddy Complex
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An Ordinary High-School Student
who is one day launched 74 years into the future and finds himself in the center of a new global war. He later decides to become an official member of the Alliance Military as the pilot of the Luxon.
Dio Junyou Weinberg
A young but very talented pilot working for the Alliance. He's entrusted with piloting the Bradyon, an experimental mecha that is not only stronger than your run-of-the-mill mech, but also allows him to form a psychic connection with a compatible pilot in a similar mech.
A mecha pilot from the future who comes to the past in order to protect Aoba. She has Time-travel issues of her own.
- Action Girl
- And I Must Scream: Thankfully averted thanks to a sudden epiphany on Aoba's part, but she came really close to being trapped in an eternal time paradox where she'd go back in time to save Aoba, lose her memories, become a pilot and meet him again only for the entire cycle to start over.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She wears a cat hairclip that Aoba later holds on to when she seemingly vanishes.
- Fountain of Youth: When she was separated from Aoba while going into the future, she was turned into a much younger version of herself and lost all of her memories save for her name.
- Heel-Face Turn: She used to be a member of the Great Zogilian army. We don't know yet why she chose to save Aoba.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Hina actually started out her temporal adventures on the Confederation's side, before the time loop kicked her into Zogilia minus (another) eight to ten years and her memories.
- Hero of Another Story: Actually, she turns out to have been the original Heroine Of This Story.
- Hime Cut
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: When she was separated from Aoba when going into the future, she was de-aged and landed about a decade earlier, and could only remember her name.
- Midseason Upgrade: To the Karura.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: For Aoba, ofcourse. In contrast to Bizon.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Aoba, but not with Bizon. They met and fell in love in college during the original time loop, but Hina was sent to the future and wound up in what later became Aoba's role in the war. She got sent back in time during the final battle and met him again in high school, and the loop was initiated. Bizon in the original loop was Hina's arch nemesis, and likely was trying to kill her when he first went to the past.
- Temporal Paradox: Was caught in one, but Aoba's last-minute realization pulls her out of it.
Confederate Treaty of Liberty Alliance
The captain of the Cygnus. He was overseeing the experiments with the Buddy Coupling system and sees Aoba's potential after finding out that Aoba has maximum compatibility with Dio.
- Ship Tease: It's heavily implied that he is dating Elvira.
Voiced by: Arthur Lounsbery
Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Kobushi
A new Ensign aboard the Cygnus, he and Dio knew each other since their training days. He pilots the Beryl Explorer.
The leader of the Zogilian fleet sent after Dio and company and the pilot of the Alsiel. He's charged with capturing at least one of the Alliance's new experimental mechs.
- Ace Pilot
- Anti-Villain: Among the Zogilian forces, he is THE Reasonable Authority Figure and looks out for those under his command as best as possible and respects the abilities of his enemies. In fact, he is mortified at Bizon's decision to use the Gorgon on his own army.
- Expy: He's a fusion between Rau le Crueset from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED as The Ace and team leader of the Zogillian pilots, and Gilbert Durandal from Gundam SEED Destiny in terms of design, heck his lack of a mask and direct conflict with the hero is the only thing keeping him from being a a true Char Clone.
- Knight Templar
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Margaret's Red Oni. A military expert, Alfried believes that war is a series of ebbs and flows that can change at a moment's notice, and if anything bad happens, you can always regroup and use it to only get stronger. He also believes that if you do something extremely stupid and can die because of it, you deserved it, though he took exception to this when he saved Margaret.
- The Strategist: A pretty competent one, as shown in Episode 5, throughout the series he borders on being The Chessmaster when it comes to strategy or manipulating other officers to give him more of a edge in most cases, although he does seem to get stuck behind more then one General Failure and has to try to work around their mess to combat the superior Coupler technology.
Bizon Gerafil Evgeni Gedar
A Zogilian mecha pilot from the future who attacks Aoba in the past
. He pilots the Nebiros. After the events of season one he's catapulted to a point early in Zogilia's history, where he works his way into the top brass, builds up his support, and launches a successful coup around the time when he was originally sent into the past.
- A-Team Firing: Deploys practically the entire arsenal of his mech in episode 1, and still fails to hit a kid on a bicycle. Justified because this would generate a time paradox, and hence, prevent the chain of events that led him to the past in the first place.
- Also justified in that Zogilian Valiancers have safety protocols in place that prevent them from targeting unarmed civilians.
- Ax-Crazy: Starts off pretty level-headed, but starts getting worse after he sees Hina visibly trying to protect Aoba from him. Then it gets even worse when he becomes a Coupler with a new mech. Part of it may be due to the experimental technology Dr. Hahn was utilizing in it.
- Bad Ass Grandpa: He's over eighty years old as Gedar, but he still pilots his own Ace Custom in order to fight the main Power Trio of the series.
- Big Bad: The post credit scene for episode thirteen reveals that an old and very ill version of him was actually serving as one of the highest ranking members of the Zogilian leadership this entire time, and is still hellbent on taking Aoba's life.
- Big Brother Instinct: In 2088, he seems to be very protective of Hina.
- Bizon Gerafil is Dead: When he plans his coup, he takes on the name "Evgeni Kedar" to avoid suspicion since he gains power around the time his present-day self went MIA.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Towards Hina. It leads to an obsession over killing Aoba.
- Die Laughing: Mortally wounded, Bizon decides to use the Gorgon's reserves to destroy everything the Treaty held dear before dying in a blaze of laughter. It doesn't work.
- Entitled to Have You: He started off decent enough, but after he starts clueing in to how repeatedly Hina keeps running into Aoba, he begins displaying serious shades of this attitude toward her, referring to her as "my Hina" because he's known her for a long time and they're on the same side.
- Evil Old Folks: He didn't die in episode 13; he ricochets into some point early in Zogilia's history where he could easily work his way up to a key position in the Zogilian leadership—all for the sake of eventually killing Aoba, when Dio and Aoba prevent him from going to the past and initiating a Temporal Paradox
- Forceful Kiss: Gives Hina one late in the series when he realizes he may be losing her to Aoba. She snaps at him to stop and shoves him away.
- Girl Next Door: He first met Hina when she and her father literally moved in next door to his house.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Bizon traps Dr. Hahn inside of the Gorgon, ensuring that he dies.
- Killed Off for Real: At long last in the finale.
- Midseason Upgrade: To the Nergal.
- Military Coup: As Evgeni, he takes over the Zogilian government right after Hina defects to the Alliance.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Completely averted as Gedar. He gets his own Ace Custom and joins in the front lines of the battle.
- Not Good with Rejection: That's putting it mildly.
- Taking You with Me: In the first episode, after all his other attempts fail, tries to take Hina down with his mecha's self destruct system.
- The Power of Hate: Coupled with a heaping dosage of Revenge, this is Bizon's modus operandi in the finale.
- Villainous Breakdown: Has one upon finding out that he's an incompatible coupler with Hina and that Aoba is way better at syncing up with her.
- White Hair, Black Heart
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness
- Yandere: his obsessive love toward Hina and his insecurity and jealousy toward Aoba for getting Hina's interest leads to his obsession over killing Aoba, in the process he even hurts Hina and forces himself on her just so he can have her all for himself.
A Zogilian soldier.
A Zogilian soldier.
A Zogilian secret service agent.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Margaret's strategy for combat in Episode 9. Because it fails, she lost her job and almost her life.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Dirty Coward: While she is quick to give orders, when her life is in danger she will panic.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Is visibly disgusted by the acting commander callously gives orders that endangered the lives of the Zolgilian soldiers in episode 13.
- When Evgeni goes the same thing, she helps counter the coup and takes the Adminburo down.
- General Failure: When she got a chance to call the shots.
- Green Eyes
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It's very easy to get Margaret mad or suspicious. Don't even think about flying over her own ship.
- Quickly Demoted Woman: In Episode 9, Margaret loses her position.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Alfried's Blue Oni. Because Margaret is a Political Officer, she wants to see the Alliance crushed at all costs, and finds any failure or mistakes to be unforgivable unless it was by somebody who was extremely loyal to the government. Despite this, Alfried was usually able to get his way, much to her annoyance. She eventually proved not to be a capable leader.
- The Political Officer: Essentially served as this, given her wide authority over Alfreid and his forces, despite being outside of the chain of command.
Fiona Junyou Weinberg
Dio's little sister, who was crippled in the Zogilian assault on her home town that took the life of her mother. She looks up to Dio and attempts to ease the tension in the relationship between her father and brother.
- Expy: Of Nunally Lamperouge from Code Geass. She's a a crippled little sister to one of the central protagonists.
- Ill Girl
- Green Eyes
Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka
Dio's father, an apparently wealthy and important man. His relationship with Dio has soured after the death of his wife.
- Insane Troll Logic: See Jerk Ass below.
- Jerk Ass: He blames his son for the death of his wife and crippling of his daughter because he was a member of the fleet that was defending their home town—one which was simply overwhelmed.
- Papa Wolf: While he's rather cold to Dio, he clearly cares for Fiona.