[[folder:Humankind Empire Abh]]
!Crew of the ''Basroil''
!!Jinto Lin
->Full Name: Lin Shu Rock Yalulug Dril Hydal Jinto (Linn Ssynec Rocr arlucec Dreuc Hader Ghintec)
->Noble Title: Count of Hyde
->Military Rank: Supply Officer (''Banner I'' onwards)

The protagonist of the story, a young boy who became an Abh nobleman following his father's surrendering of their homeworld, Martine, to the Abh. He becomes a particular friend of Lafiel, the Imperial Princess, and the series is mostly about their adventures together.

* AchievementsInIgnorance: Jinto succeeds in befriending Lafiel, the 3rd in line for the Imperial throne, by asking her for her name, which no one had ever done before. The fact that members of the Royal Family all have pointy ears was such common knowledge nobody thought to inform Jinto about this little detail while he was learning to be a 'Proper Abh'. Thus when meeting Lafiel he was unaware that she was supposed to be a regal unapproachable individual, and thus spoke to her like he would anyone else.
* DistressedDude: Early on he is captured and Lafiel has to rescue him. "I'm at a loss without you around."
* TheFace: Deconstructed with Jinto feels about being forced into this role. Because he seems to get along with everyone (perhaps because he wasn't born into Abh society like everyone else) he has to act as a go-between both inside the Basroil's crew and with other soldiers. This means shouldering everyone's emotional baggage and translating it for one receiving the message.
* FirstNameBasis: "You shall call me 'Lafiel'!"
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Jinto may be a count but the only thing to his name is his position in the Star Force. He comments on this and his quarters on the ship has a sign declaring, "The tiniest noble mansion in the empire."
** Averted in Banner III, [[spoiler: when Martine is finally recaptured and (reluctantly) agrees to stay with the Empire. Jinto still doesn't get to set foot on his home planet again, as this was one of the conditions Martinians required.]]
* LadyAndKnight: Technically it would be 'Captain and Supply Officier' but Lafiel and Jinto fullfil the spirit of the trope. He takes care of and otherwise protects her, while she is a good-hearted princess with a drive to serve her empire. On other hand, since Jinto is arguably TheQuisling, his fellow humans see them as the darker variety.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Not so surprisingly, Jinto is the one that acknowledges this the most as Lafiel still wonders at time if she and Jinto are a different race while Jinto is ALWAYS conscience of the difference.
* TheQuisling: By the time ''Banner I'' opens, he's unflinchingly loyal to the Abh (by way of [[TheDulcineaEffect his loyalty to Lamhirh]]) and doesn't really seem to care too much about his old home anymore; this comes back to bite him in the ass later on, as his former friends consider him an example of this trope ''in-show''.
** The rest only consider his father the real traitor (He did surrender the world to the Abh and get a noble title for it), and are convinced Ghintec can be "corrected". When that doesn't happen, they're usually none too happy. [[spoiler: At the end of the anime series, they agree to stop rebelling and stay an Abh system under the condition that he, and those who inherit his title over the system, never return.]]
** This is also attributed to the fact that he left his homeworld at a very young age and in a very lonely way with even his fatherly figure hating him. Although in the novel, he is shown to be much more loyal to his home planet as he is shown to be emotional to every thing said or done to his home planet.
* TookALevelInBadass: By Banner III, Jinto is showing that he's grown up and is fully qualified to be a feudal lord, even if [[spoiler: his chance to do so is spiked by circumstances.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Jinto for Lafiel. Yes, [[ShipTease it sounds like a marriage vow.]]
-->-- ''I always want to be there for you, Lafiel, through thick and thin; through good times and bad times. I know I'll grow old faster than you because I'm a lander but to me that doesn't matter. I'll be there. If you become empress I'll be there. If we become dust in the emptiness of space I'll be there.''

->Full Name: Abriel Nei Debrusc Borl Paryun Lafiel (Ablarsec Nc Dubreuscr Brh Parhynr Lamhirh)
->Noble Title: Vicountess of Parnuyu/Imperial Granddaughter
->Military Rank: Trainee (''Crest''), Deca-Commander (''Banner I'' onward)

The Imperial Princess of the Empire, and granddaughter of the current Empress, Lafiel has quite a lot of expectations to live up to in her life. She bears them well, however, and is considered a prime candidate for the next Empress. Her position often makes her feel lonely, however, so she treasures her relationship with Jinto very closely, considering him her first real friend (and possibly more, as the series goes on).

* AirJousting: In a flashback Lafiel is shown Air Jousting in a zero G chamber when she was still attending the Abh Military Academy. She was apparently very good at it.
* BadassPrincess: As early as Crest of Stars; take over a space station and rescue her companion without arms or back up? No problem.
* TheCaptain: Starting with Banner I when she takes command of the ''Basroil''. Part of her CharacterDevelopment is growing into this.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Banner of the Stars II.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Lafiel is a princess. Her military superiors exploit this by ordering her on diplomatic missions which deny her the martial glory she craves.
* GeneHunting: Lafiel did this pre-series to find out who her mom is. [[spoiler: Her dad told her it was Captain Lexshue.]]
* GoGetterGirl: Lafiel, who's dedicated to working her way up the chain of command.
* LadyAndKnight: Technically it would be 'Captain and Supply Officier' but Lafiel and Jinto fulfill the spirit of the trope. A good-hearted princess with a drive to serve her empire.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Abh live much longer than landers, meaning that Lafiel is ''painfully'' aware that she's going to outlive Jinto. Though she still wonders at time if she and Jinto are a different race.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Mandated by Imperial Law. All Abh nobels and royals have to serve in the Space Force.
* SheCleansUpNicely: The impression of the crew of the ''Basroil'', upon seeing Lafiel elegantly attired as per page image for a private dinner. She got this reaction from Jinto ''twice''. First when she walked out and second when taking off her shawl.
* SilkHidingSteel: Polite and proper even when threatening someone. By her strength of will and cleverness, [[spoiler: she recruited Klowal's pet-like maids into a rebellion against him]]. As for 'being in charge' she may be a princess but she's still has to obey her military superiors.
* {{Tsundere}}: Becomes this after arriving at Sufugnof; she gives Jinto a hard time in between moments of affection and vulnerability. She says baka complete with LuminescentBlush while telling him to shut up. Being [[FishOutOfWater out of her comfort zone]] on land probably makes her irritable.
** By Banner of the Stars she's taken to regularly insulting him despite the ''Basroil'''s crew acknowledging him as her 'special friend'.

->Full Name: Ekuryua Wef Triese Naul (Aicryac mh Tlyzr Naurh)
->Military Rank: Line-Wing Aviator

One of Lafiel's bridge crew onboard the ''Basroil''. She's very quiet and tends not to speak unless it's necessary.
* BloodKnight: Shows a trace of this when piloting; in ''Banner III'', her eyes positively light up when she's doing a [[HighSpeedMissileDodge High Speed Laser Dodge]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Her driving is so bad that she induces motion sickness in a shuttle full of Abh. [[BeyondTheImpossible Abh are genetically engineered to fly in ships without inertia dampening]].

->Full Name: Samson Bolj Tirus Tirus (Samsonn Borgh Tiruser Tirusec)
->Military Rank: Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer aboard the ''Basroil'', and a good friend of Jinto's, perhaps due to the fact that they're both Landers rather than genetic Abh.
* ForeignQueasine: Cat is considered a delicacy on his homeworld of Midgrat. When the United Mankind sent ambassadors, they repeatedly lectured the locals on democracy and how unhealthy it was to eat cat. The Abh didn't say anything. According to him, this is why Midgrat joined the Abh Empire.
* MaleGaze: Present during a conversation between Jinto, Ekuryua and him, where he's talking about his experiences as a mustang (enlisted man promoted to officer). It suggests that part of the reason he's been in the Star Forces for 20 years is because of the pretty girls in latex space suits.

!Abh Star Forces
->Full Name: Lexshue Wef Lober Plakia (Laicch mh Laubr Placac)
->Military Rank: Hecto-Commander

Captain of the ''Gosroth'', and among the first Abh that Jinto meets as he journeys to their capital. She is a very kind person who cares greatly for her crew, but is capable of an iron will when the situation calls for it.
* TheGoodCaptain: Even calls her subordinates "my beloved crew".
* HeroicSacrifice: She knew she didn't have much chance of surviving her last fight, but there was no real way to avoid it.

->Full Name: Atosuryua Shu Atos Ryuf Febdash Roy (Atosryac Ssynec Atosr Lymh Feubdach Loc)
->Noble Title: Baroness of Febdash
->Military Rank: Hecto-Commander

The younger sister of Klowal, and Lafiel's commander in Operation Phantom Flame. She is much more moral than her brother, and doesn't hold a grudge against Lafiel and Jinto for what they did to him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's aware of what happened between her brother and Lafiel, but chooses not to have a grudge over it. She commands Lafiel and the ''Basroil'' as she would any other ship under her command.

->Full Name: Trife Bolj Yuvdale Remsale (Tlamh Borgh Ybdr Laimsairh)
->Military Rank: Admiral

The admiral in charge of retaking Sufugnof. He is rather arrogant and has a sharp tongue, but one would be wise not to underestimate his combat ability.
* DeadpanSnarker: He came up with the "Intelligence officers are fit to serve cats!" line listed under [[FunnyMoments/CrestOfTheStars Funny Moments]].
* LargeHam: Quite fond of shouting, even when just planning an operation.

->Full Name: Spoor Aron Secpado Letopanyu (Spaurh Aronn Saicspath Nimh Laitpanr Painaich)
->Noble Title: Duchess of Penyu
->Military Rank: Rear Admiral (''Crest''), Admiral (''Banner I'' onward)

The heir apparent to the Spoor family, one of the most powerful Abh clans outside of the royalty themselves. Rather than retire to rule her territory, she has chosen to continue her service in the military, and while a competent commander, she is something of an eccentric, even by Abh standards.
* BloodKnight: It's stated in one of the opening blurbs that she could have retired and lived a life of leisure but has decided to remain in the military because wars are apparently more exciting. Not that this stops her from complaining of boredom while her ship is under heavy bombardment.
* TheCaptain: Becoming this was the sole reason Spoor joined the Star Forces, though ironically when the war finally breaks out she's been KickedUpstairs to become an Admiral.
* InsultBackfire: Admiral Spoor's chief of staff is appalled at her attitude during combat and calls her Lady of Chaos - a title which she immediately adopts.
* {{Jerkass}}: Its hard to tell weather Rear Admiral Spoor is simply a jerkass or a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. In Banner of the Stars II she goes from pitying Lafiel to bullying her Chief of Staff.
** She blurs the line by [[CrossingTheLineTwice crossing it twice]], though her relationship with her executive officers tends to have heavy shades of MistressAndServantBoy (which indicates a JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Unlike Nereis and Nefee, Spoor's reputation for being nuts covers her brilliant tactical mind.
* ShootTheHostage: In the first season an alliance ship tries to use several Abh royalty as hostages: Spoor says they should feel fortunate to die in the presence of Abh nobility.
* SociopathicHero: She ain't called "the Lady of Chaos" for nothing. She finds anything less than a life-or-death struggle 'boring' and when she captured an enemy vessel she gave the crew [[MortonsFork the choice between execution or 1 year's rations for 100 year journey home through normal space.]]
* UnfortunateNames: Spoor. Get a dictionary and laugh. It's because of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS lame phonetic transcription]], because the [[ConLang correct form of her name]] in Latin script is Spaurh.

->Full Name: Kufadiss Wef Wespeer Sespeer (Cfadiss mh spir Sspir)
->Military Rank: Chief of Staff

Spoor's NumberTwo, and the one who finds himself with the unenviable task of trying to curb her eccentricities.
* NumberTwo: Spoor will often delegate tasks to him that she finds too "boring", leading him to do an awful lot more commanding than is normal for his position.
* OddFriendship: He and Spoor have a rather curious relationship, with him trying desperately to keep things normal and Spoor teasing him endlessly. Still, she specifically selected him as her second, and he seems to enjoy the antics they get up to despite himself.
* OnlySaneMan: This is how he sees himself, with a dash of CloudCuckooLandersMinder.

->Full Name: Abriel Nei Debrusc Lals Dubyus (Ablarsec Nc Dubleuscr Larth Dubeusec)
->Noble Title: King of Dubyus/Imperial Son
->Military Rank: Admiral (retired, reinstated as of ''Banner II'')

Lafiel's father, head of the royal Clyune family, and the son of the current Empress. Currently second-in-line for the throne.
* GoodParents: He's shown to be a very loving father to his children, though the responsibilities of their position sometimes complicate that.
* RetiredBadass: You don't get in line for Imperial succession if you're not a total badass in the military. He's brought out of retirement due to the war in ''Banner II''.
* {{Troll}}: He told his daughter she was born of the family cat, for heaven's sake! And she was young enough to take him at his word.

->Full Name: Abriel Nei Lamsar Lals Balcor Dusanyu (Ablarsec Nc Lamsar Larth Barcr Dusanh)
->Noble Title: King of Balcor/Imperial Heir
->Military Rank: Imperial Admiral

The current heir to the Abh throne. Despite this, he is not directly related to Lafiel or the current Empress, being from another Royal family. He is the Supreme Commander of the Abh Star Forces.
* EarlyBirdCameo: It's he who conquered the Hyde system at the very beginning.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When he conquers the Aptic system, he says he will not demand a surrender from the planet until after the war's conclusion. When questioned on this by his aide, he responds that the United Mankind looks poorly on worlds that surrender to the Abh, so if the United Mankind reconquers Aptic at some point in the future, this planet will be spared any retaliation from them.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: Due to the way Abh succession works, he is the current heir despite not being directly related to the current Imperial family, due to his success. This is also why he's permitted to bear the name "Abriel".

!!The Bebaus Brothers (Nereis and Nefee)
->Full Names: Bebaus Alon Nerem Yalulug Nereis and Nefee (Bibauth Aronn Nrmr arlucec Nlaith and Nfc)
->Noble Title: Prince (territory unknown)
->Military Rank: Admiral (Nereis), Chief of Staff (Nefee)

Twin brothers who run a fleet. Twins are highly unusual in Abh society, due to genetic engineering, and their family is unfortunately known for insanity.
* NotHelpingYourCase: Nereis and Nefee are part of a family known for its spectacular insanity. They claim they want to redeem their family's reputation, but they're not doing a very good job of it.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The Bebaus family is famous for two things (other then being a root family): Giving birth to geniuses and giving birth to lunatics. The culture of the Empire says one cannot have the former without the latter.

!Other Abh Citizens
!!Empress Ramage
->Full Name: Abriel Nei Dubresc Ramage (Ablarsec Nc Dubleuscr Lam)
->Noble Title: 27th Empress of the Empire

The current Abh Empress. Lafiel's grandmother.
* BadassBoast: Upon her declaration of war, she is urged to remember that such a declaration means her nation will be at war with half of mankind. She responds that the ''other'' half of mankind consists entirely of her Empire.
* CulturalPosturing: She declares that if the Abh win the war, then it will be the last human war to ever occur. When an ambassador points out that no human nation has ever achieved such a dream as everlasting peace, she replies that there have never been Abh before either.
* CuttingTheKnot: She saw through the Four Nations Alliance's schemes to make an excuse to go to war the Abh, so she decided to cut to the chase and just declare war ''immediately''.

->Full Name: Abriel Nei Dubresc Duhir (Ablarsec Nc Dubleuscr Duhir)
->Noble Title: Imperial Grandson

Lafiel's younger brother, who has yet to enter the military academy. Though he loves his sister and has a close relationship with her, he often feels overshadowed by her accomplishments.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He feels great pressure to live up to Lafiel's example. His father claims that Lafiel is special and Duhir should not try to compare himself to her, but that seems to only make it worse.

->Full Name: Atosuryua Shu Atos Ryuf Febdash Klowal (Atosryac Ssynec Atosr Lymh Feubdach Clarh)
->Noble Title: Baron of Febdash

The young Baron of the poor and isolated Febdash territory. Lafiel and Jinto come to him in need of a refuel on their way to Sufugnof, but he has other plans in store...
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:After his execution by Lafiel, nobody, not even his own family, really cares all that much about his death.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: So far, the only true example we've seen among the Abh.
* FantasticRacism: He hates normal humans, to the point that he locks up his own father simply because he is an unaltered human.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of his vassals are young women, which he dresses in very revealing uniforms and treats like his personal slaves. Lafiel is sickened by this, and it plays a major role in her decision to execute him.

!!Baron Febdash the Elder
->Full Name: Atosuryua Shu Atos Ryuf Leca Febdash Suruguff (Atosryac Ssynec Atosr Lymh Raica Feubdash Srgumh)
->Noble Title: Baron of Febdash (retired)

The former Baron of Febdash, and Klowal's father. He is a Lander that was elevated to Abh nobility. He is far more reasonable than his son.
* GildedCage: His son keeps him confined to a large and very nice garden room on board their spacestation, with access to anything he requires. However, he's not allowed outside this room or to interact with any visitors to the system, save Jinto.
* IHaveNoSon: Averted: he still clearly cares for his son despite everything Klowal has done, and even asks Lafiel to spare his life. Lafiel agrees, but only if Klowal does not get in her way any further. [[spoiler:He does, and the former Baron accepts his death.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: He is convinced that Jinto and Lafiel are an item, and even offers Jinto child-raising advice, to Jinto's embarrassment.
* WhereDidWeGoWrong: He asks himself this question with regards to Klowal.

!!Seelnay (Sernaic)

One of Klowal's maids. She's assigned as Lafiel's personal attendant while she's in Febdash.
* BrokenPedestal: She practically worshipped Klowal due to his taking her on as a maid and granting her Citizenship in the Empire, where her former life was stated to have been even worse. When she meets Lafiel, she realizes what ''actual'' Abh nobility are supposed to act like, and turns on her former Lord.
* UndyingLoyalty: She had it for Klowal at first, but she soon switches to Lafiel. As a reward for helping her against Klowal, Lafiel promises to protect her and take her in as a vassal of the Clyune family, which Seelnay sees as a major step up (from a vassal of a lowly Baron to a vassal of the Imperial Family itself).

[[folder:Non-Abh Human Characters]]
!Planet Clasbul, Sufugnoff System

A United Mankind commander with the occupation forces on the recently-conquered world of Clasbul. He joins the search for Jinto and Lafiel after their escape pod crashes on the planet.
* ByTheBookCop: Something of a stickler for rules and regulations, which causes him to clash with the much more laid-back Entryua.
* FantasticRacism: Like many in the United Mankind, he despises the Abh and sees them as scum to be wiped out. However, his reasons are more personal: he's looked down on because of his gene modifications, while the Abh have similar mods yet live happily and peacefully, and resents them for that.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's over eighty years old, but looks like a young man. Apparently his family had their genes altered some generations back, before his people were conquered by the United Mankind (who outlaw such modifications).


A citizen of Clasbul and part of the city of Luna Bigga's police force. He is assigned to work with Kyte to track down Jinto and Lafiel.
* PunchClockVillain: He's only really hunting down an Abh because the occupying forces are forcing him to. He has no particular grudge with the Empire.
* TheSlacker: He gets the job done, but at a more leisurely pace than Kyte would like.


Leader of the Clasbul Anti-Imperial Resistance, and the first to successfully track down Jinto and Lafiel.
* HumbleGoal: Despite the group's impressive sounding name, what they're really after is just owning their own FTL starship, which is illegal by Imperial Law (ships are leased to their pilots; all FTL ships are property of the Empire). [[spoiler:Lafiel gets them the next best thing in exchange for their help: they are permitted to form a shipping company and lease an Imperial transport.]]
* TheMole: She poses as a hostess at the hotel Jinto and Lafiel stay at.


A member of the Clasbul Anti-Imperial Resistance. He is a wealthy man who provides a hideout and weapons to the group.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: This is what he tries to do to capture Jinto and Lafiel. Unfortunately, Lafiel is a trained soldier, and he wasn't prepared to deal with her.
* TunnelNetwork: He reveals one underneath his villa which the group uses to flee the United Mankind.

!!"The Undertaker"
Another member of the Clasbul Anti-Imperial Resistance.
* BurialInSpace: This is how Clasbul traditionally buries their dead: send the corpse into space on a rocket. Thus, the funeral center he owns more resembles a small launchpad.
* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: His true name is never revealed. His nickname comes from the fact that he owns a funeral center.

!Lobnas II
!!Geol Meideen

The Administrative Director of Lobnas II. He claims to represent the prison world to the Abh since he is effectively the head warden of the facility.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: He seems to have been a fairly reasonable leader, and there aren't any accounts of atrocities or abuse against the prisoners under his watch.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: When Lobnas is conquered, he and the rest of the guards and administrators want to flee the planet immediately, rather than face an uprising from the prisoners.

!!Yuri Dokufu

The "Prime Minister" of the Central Sector of Lobnas II, representing the largest group of prisoners.
* DirtyCoward: It's clear that he doesn't have the backbone to resist Agnusson, and unrepentantly brown-noses the guy once he conquers the Central Sector.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: When he tries to jump on board Agnusson's "capture the women so we can have children" bandwagon, he has to be reminded that he is neutered.

!!Lala Shangal

The "Prime Minister" of the West Sector of Lobnas II, representing the female-only prisoner block.
* BabyFactory: This is what Shangal fears will become of the women in her block should they not be evacuated.
* FreudianExcuse: Mentioned to be one reason the women are so fearful of Agnusson: many of them were abused in the past, and know ''exactly'' how the men under Agnusson would treat them.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Possibly due to a general shortage of clothing material among the prisoners.

!!Mackay Agnusson

The leader of the East Sector of Lobnas II, representing the male-only prisoner block. Rather than having been "elected" like the other two, he seized power by force and considers himself to have a divine right to rule.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: He mentions a strong desire to have children, since he lost his old family when he was incarcerated. It's made pretty clear though that he doesn't care at all for whatever woman would be birthing his children.
* BigBad: Of ''Banner II'', since he is the only truly uncooperative leader and the one planning on invading and enslaving the rest of the planet.
* TheDreaded: None of the other characters really want to be on the same ''planet'' as this guy.

!Other Characters

!!Rock Linn

Jinto's father, former Prime Minister of Martine, named Count of the Hyde System by the Abh. He surrendered the planet when the Abh came knocking and was rewarded with a noble title and sovereignty over the system.
* ParentsAsPeople: There's no indication that he was ever abusive or intentionally distant from Jinto, but the rigors of his job demanded nearly all his attention, so Jinto was raised by foster parents. And once the Abh took over, Jinto was sent to another star system for education, so he doesn't really know his father all that well.
* TheQuisling: This is how the people of his homeworld see him. The fact that he surrendered without a fight is one thing, the fact that he gained lifetime power over the planet as a result is even worse. [[spoiler:He is executed soon after the United Mankind conquers the system at the beginning of the war.]]

!!Ku Dorin

Jinto's best friend on Planet Deltoe, where he lived and went to school following his becoming an Abh nobleman. Ku Dorin is the only of Jinto's friends to show up to see him off at the spaceport.
* LastNameBasis: How he and Jinto address each other. Apparently customary on Deltoe.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He appears for all of one scene, and then the action moves worlds away from him. It's implied that Deltoe was conquered by the United Mankind early in the war, so Jinto couldn't contact him even if he wanted.