Characters: Buddy Complex
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- Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Brutal Honesty: He doesn't hide the fact that he's from the past from the Alliance fleet he winds up with.
- Cassandra Truth: They don't buy his Brutal Honesty initally.
- Falling into the Cockpit
- Fish Out of Temporal Water
- Genre Savvy: He suddenly becomes this in episode thirteen, realizing that Hina is about to throw herself into a Temporal Paradox and saving her from being trapped in the resulting time loop forever.
- Idiot Hero: Subverted somewhat because he's gotten good as a pilot, but he just couldn't figure out that the Hina he's fighting is NOT the Hina he knew from school until that Hina talked to him.
- Instant Expert: Invoked because the mech he pilots lets him share his knowledge with Dio, who is far more experienced than him. After the coupling is disengaged, he nearly falls out of the sky.
- Midseason Upgrade: To the Luxon Next.
- Nice Guy
- Ordinary High-School Student
Dio Junyou Weinberg
- Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama
- Ace Custom: He gets to pilot one of the two Super Prototypes the Alliance military is using.
- Ace Pilot
- Big Brother Instinct
- Bishōnen: Considered to be the most handsome pilot in the army, according to the film crew of episode 6.
- But Not Too Foreign: His name and father's appearance hint at the possibility that Dio is biracial and has taken both his father's surname and his mother's maiden name.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He fought in a battle to defend the civilian city where his mother and sister were. The Federation fleet there were completely overwhelmed, his mom died, and his sister was left crippled.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He becomes visibly upset when a new coupler shows up and syncs very well with Aoba.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Midseason Upgrade: To the Bradyon Next.
- Teen Genius: At piloting.
- Tsundere: Towards Aoba
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He works hard at piloting in order to regain his father's respect, which he lost since his dad partially blames him for the Zogilian's having overwhelmed his fleet and wiped out their home town.
- Voiced by: Saori Hayami
- 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.
- Conveniently Seated: She gets the back row window seat.
- 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.
- Girl Next Door: She and Bizon grew up next door.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a cat hairclip that Aoba later holds on to when she seemingly vanishes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Purple Eyes: She has these, as a hint that she's a time traveller from the future.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: For Aoba, of course. In contrast to Bizon.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Aoba. 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.
- Temporal Paradox: Was caught in one, but Aoba's last-minute realization pulls her out of it.
Confederate Treaty of Liberty Alliance
- Voiced by: Show Hayami
- Cool Old Guy
- Genre Savvy: He pretty much figures out from the get-go that Aoba will be piloting more than once.
- The Good Captain
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Shoot the Dog: He would've had Lene take out Aoba, if the latter decided to leave.
- Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura
- Cold Sniper: Has a sniper rifle and under her captain's orders would have shot Aoba, if he left.
- Nice Hat
- Number Two
- Power Hair
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
- Ship Tease: It's heavily implied that he is dating Elvira.
- Relationship Upgrade: they get married after the war.
- Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Voiced by: Rina Sato
- Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
- Voiced by: Marina Inoue
- Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura
- Voiced by: Arthur Lounsbery
- Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita
- Voiced by: Minoru Shiraishi
- Voiced by: Nobuyuki Kobushi
- Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji
- Bishōnen: Lampshaded by Anessa when he's first introduced.
- Ensign Newbie
- Expy: Looks a lot like Asbel.
- Nice Guy
- Ship Tease: With Anessa.
- Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
- 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
- Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
- 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.
- Badass 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.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He has known Hina ever since they were children. He is madly in love with her, but she only sees him as a brother figure.
- 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.
- Hopeless Suitor: Even with Aoba out of the picture, Hina will never see Bizon as anything more than a brother figure.
- 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.
- Literally Loving Thy Neighbor: He first met Hina when she and her father moved in next door to his house.
- 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.
- The Power of Hate: Coupled with a heaping dosage of Revenge, this is Bizon's modus operandi in the finale.
- 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.
- That Man 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness
- Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki
- Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura
- Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama
- 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
- Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki
- 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