Characters / Danball Senki

Character sheet of Danball Senki / LBX: Little Battlers Experience. The Japanese names are in Last Name First Name order. Localized names for LBX are in parentheses.

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Yamano Ban (JP) / Van Yamano (EG)

LBX (original game): AX-00 / Achilles / Odin
LBX (sequels): Elysion (Elysian) / Sigma Orbis / Ikaros Zero / Olegion / Odin Mk. II
Voiced by Megumi Kubota (Japanese), Sarah Hauser (English, Animax), and Cole Hanson (English, Dentsu Entertainment)

The protagonist. He is a talented LBX player but is forbidden by his mother to own one. That is until the day a mysterious woman gives him the Core Skeleton AX-00.

  • Big Eater: Ban...surprisingly eats a lot of food though its most present in W’s anime and the manga.
  • Blade on a Stick: Lances are his LBX weapon of choice.
  • Cheerful Child: Even before Ban grew up, he was a upbeat happy child. Though his father's disappearance hit him for a while.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His eyes and hair are both brown and he wear colors connected with brown occasionally.
  • The Chosen One: Ban was chosen in both the original series and W to be part of saving the world with the chosen LBX.
  • Determinator: Ban never gives up on his goals, whether to save his father, win the tournaments, or stop the Innovators.
  • Deuteragonist: In W to Hiro’s protagonist.
  • Finishing Move: His Hissatsu Functions and Special Attack Routines are
    • Lightning Lance (Thunderstorm Thrust): Achilles and Odin First the LBX shines with its hand in a bluish tint, then the hand rotates and raises the lance weapon with the energy charged, and hurls the discharged electrical energy at the opponent.
    • Chou Plasma Burst (Vorpal Vortex): Achilles and Odin A lance-type finishing attack function where the user LBX rotates its hands together with its lance. Then it brings its arm up, and a orange colored energy bursts out creating a spiral pattern ball of energy. Then the user LBX jumps into the air and dive to the opponent LBX.
    • Gungnir (Gungnir Strike): Odin (LBX mode)/Odin Mk. II (Crossover movie only) The user focuses and concentrate energy to itself and fly upwards, then surrounds it's lance with flame-like cone of drill energy and hurl it towards the enemy, dealing fatal damage to those who are weak.
    • Jet Striker (Asgard Airstrike): Odin (Fighter mode) the transformable LBX charges up its entire body with energy for the attack while taking a large step back. While in mid-air, it transforms into flight mode charging straight towards the opponent LBX, evading any obstacle in its target path.
    • Holy Lance (Divine Lance): Elysion and Ikaros Zero The LBX gathers energy particles of light to the tip of the lance. Then, it high-jumps as if ascending towards the heavens, spreading out after-effect angelic wings. The energy gathered at the lance's tip is fully charged, letting out a shining "grand-cross" star-marker. After a clockwise staff-twist, the user hurls the lance in front of the star-marker, dealing damage to multiple opponent LBX in target range.
    • Sigma Drive Sword (Sigma Surge): Sigma Orbis Sigma Orbis creates a sword of the energies of the fused LBX.
    • Meteor Breaker: Ikaros Zero (with Hiro's Ikaros Force) The power of the two LBX results in a single slash enough to desecrate meteors
    • Glorious Ray: Ikaros Zero (Crossover movie only) and Odin Mk. II
    • Double Ray Wing: Odin Mk. II (with Hiro's Achilles D9)
  • For Great Justice: He won't forgive anyone who uses LBX to hurt other people.
  • Guile Hero: Despite his idiotic tendencies in the manga, Ban is usually sane, mature, and wise for his age and focuses on strategy as well as power.
  • The Hero: Ban/Van is the protagonist of the first two series though in W he’s a Co-Protagonist with Hiro
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: When Yuusuke dies. His mother and Jin snap him out it.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: One episode has the AX-00 breaking out kung fu moves when disarmed.
  • Invincible Hero: Save for a few close calls in the original, and Asuka in ‘’W’’ Ban has never lost a battle in the series and against more powerful members he sometimes draws.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His LBX have more durability than the average ones: strong just as Brawler frames, fast as Strider frames, defensive like Tank frames, and all his LBX just gets faster and stronger as the series progress.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: His mother knows that his father is alive the whole time
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: All of his LBX have strong shields.
  • Meaningful Name: The first time Achilles needs to be bailed out by Jin with the Emperor involved a leg injury. This also happened in the match between Team Yamano and Team Morigami.
  • The Mentor: To Hiro in W
  • Older and Wiser: In W he’s grown older and more smarter too.
  • Super Mode: After V Mode was unlocked for Van, his LBX gained more unlocked Specials Modes for him to use
    • Advanced V Mode: Achilles
    • Extreme Mode: Odin
    • Knight Mode: Elysion
    • WX (Double Extreme) Mode: Odin Mk. II
  • Transforming Mecha: The Odin, O-Legion and Odin Mk. II can transform into the plane-like Flight Mode.

Aoshima Kazuya (JP) / Kaz Walker (EG)

LBX (original game): custom Warrior (Trooper) / Hunter / Fenrir
LBX (sequels): Achilles Deed (Achilles Fiend)
Voiced by Daisuke Namikawa
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: His cynicism is more present in the anime, most notably during the Electronica arc where Can't Catch Up starts to apply and he nearly breaks down during the Perfect ZX and Hades battles while he sweat it off in the video game. Its a bit more justified in the anime, which eventually stops once Professor Yamano’s helps Kaz reach the next level in a really big way.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: after The Bus Came Back in W.
  • Animal Motifs: His LBX are the wolf-like Hunter and Fenrir.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the original game and first anime, happened to Kazu by the Three Moes through LBX Egypt.
    • Ironically in ‘’W’’, he was going to be subjected to this by Detector, but his collar malfunctioned, after getting kidnapped and Professor Yamano revealed the truth, making him the prime user for Achilles Deed and his Number Two
  • Can't Catch Up: Once Hunter starts failing in battles with Pandora and Odin, Kazu starts feeling unable to help the others out. Eventually averted once he gets Fenrir
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Being a sniper means his LBX is more vulnerable to close-up attacks than others.
  • The Cynic: It isn't extreme but he's the most cautious and is usually the one who voices doubts about his team's plan.
  • Distressed Dude: In W
  • Finishing Move: His Hissatsu Functions and Special Attack Routines are
    • Stinger Missile (Stinger Salvo): Hunter fires multiple missile from his back to aim at his target and boosts the Chance Gauge depending on how many missiles it.
    • Hawkeye Drive (Horroscope): Fenrir fires three high powerful shots at the opponent.
    • Black Storm: Achilles Deed Creates a gigantic sphere of energy condensed into the gun, then fires it at the opponent in a form of a deadly storm that viciously harms all nearby LBX.
  • Friendly Sniper: All of LBX use rifle and/or gun styles but Kaz is a nice guy and best friend to Ban and Amy.
  • Glass Cannon: Hunter and Fenrir are both powerful Wild types and are Long-Range Fighter LBX that racks up damage easily, has a fast Chance Gauge, and moves very quickly, but unless Hunter is equipped with a melee weapon or has a shield, it's at a big risk up close and has low defenses especially using his custom rifle with a scope feature since while it's shooting, it can’t move.
  • Gray Eyes: It represents his strong will whenever he’s motivated though he’s not cold or unapproachable except when depressed.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Has lost his LBX in battles more than anyone else partly because of this.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: After losing his first LBX in the battle with Hanz and when he Can't Catch Up during the Electronica saga.
  • The Lancer: He’s Van’s best friend, the cynical and skeptical to Van’s optimistic and idealistic nature, Long Range sniper LBX battler to Van’s knight framed short ranged fighter, while always being there to support and back up Van no matter what.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Achilles Deed. In contrast to Hunter and Fenrir and most W LBX, Deed is not only fast but extremely mobile thanks to its flight capabilities, highly powerful, and his defenses are strong enough to ‘’’block Gungnir Strike with little damage’’’.
  • Master of None: Kaz’s original Trooper was this. It's a common LBX usually used for beginners, though Kaz’s customizations lean to more Jack-of-All-Stats
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Hunter and Fenrir. Kazu is only one of two characters that get 2 upgrades in the first series/game.
  • Nice Guy: While he’s a bit worried about dangerous situations, he’s a good friend and always there to help Van and Amy.
  • Only Sane Man: He’s one of the most sane characters in the series, often questioning situations that seem way to farfetched to happen in normal everyday lives, asking Reality Ensues questions, and remains skeptical of former enemies such as Justin and Yagami
  • Put on a Bus: Gets kidnapped in W
  • The Reveal: He’s the operator of Achilles DEED. When he was kidnapped, it turned out his slave collar malfunctioned afterwards, found Detector’s true identity and motives, and worked with him as his Number Two to expose the International LBX Federation (Omega Dain) crimes.
  • Sniper Duel: Usually happens when he’s fighting LBX with sniper rifles or a Long-Range Fighter. The best case would be his battle with Jackal.
  • Slasher Smile: Sported these while being brainwashed by Egypt/Pharaoh.
  • Super Mode: Achilles Deed's Demonic Mode
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • After he got Hunter and later Fenrir, his confidence and skills improved greatly to the point where he defeated at least one opponent during Artemis, and in the case of the finals of Block C, took down ‘’’two of of three members of Team Morigami’’’.
    • When he came back in W, let’s just say his skills, attitude, abilities, muscles, and LBX have greatly improved from the first series.
  • The Worf Effect: Double Subverted Seems like once he gets a new lbx, it gets destroyed within a few battles. However.
    • He and Warrior managed to save Van and Amy from the Devas, but then he performed a Heroic Sacrifice to save Achilles from being destroyed.
    • Hunter was a victim of The Worf Effect to Justin, who was proving why he’s the Sudden Death Emperor to everyone but Van in the Catacombs but still made it to the semi finals over Amy.
      • Also, in Artemis C Block Finals, he had the worst showing against Team Morigami in the beginning of the match but then was able to take down two/thirds of the team and injure Keita’s Trooper before the latter used Trident Thrust to defeat Pandora and Hunter.
    • After Van and Amy got Odin and Pandora, his attacks were barely scratching [Perfect ZX3] until he got a clean shot…. which did nothing, so he sacrificed himself to protect them from Mega Thunder Cross. However, turns out Hunter’s shot managed to damage the movement system, allowing the others to defeat Otaku.
    • Then he was completely outclasses against Hades, until Professor Yamano turned out to have sent Hunter’s evolution program and had faith Kazu would be the one to help Van reach the Infinity Engine and once the evolution kicks in, Fenrir helps turn the entire battle around.
    • In Team Van vs Team Justin in Elektronica Kingdom, Fenrir was the only holding down Destroyer Z and Odin until they trapped him even though Van caught all three members to use Gungnir Strike.
    • A proper worfing happened where he lost alongside Hanz, Daiki, and Amy against Kurtis. Which was mostly offscreen.
    • The last time was the beginning of W where Fenrir was destroyed and Kazu was kidnapped. For a while.
    • Dished out this to Asuka in episode 30 to show how more powerful Achilles Deed is

Kawamura Ami (JP) / Amy Cohen (EG)

LBX (original game): custom Kunoichi / Pandora
LBX (sequels): Dark Pandora
Voiced by Marina Inoue, Shannon Chan-Kent (English, Dentsu Entertainment)

  • Action Girl: She’s a tough and strong LBX player, and a major strategist at the game
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She was kidnapped and made into a Slave Player in W.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes have a hint of lavender like her hair.
  • Distressed Damsel: In W
  • Finishing Move: Her Her Hissatsu Functions and Special Attack Rountines are:
    • Tsumujikaze (Swift As Wind): Kunoichi slashes the target several times with its Kodachi before finishing with a bigger uppercut slash
    • Souken Rangeki: Pandora and Dark Pandora Charging blue energy into its fists, the LBX jumps towards the opponent and fires off a barrage of blue energy spheres from its weapons.
  • Fragile Speedster: Her LBX sacrifice power and armor for speed and agility.
  • Nice Girl: Unless you are one of her unwanted admirers.
  • Ninja: The theme of her LBX.
  • Plucky Girl: Amy’s more optimistic, positive, and never gives up to do the right thing. After she’s freed from brainwashing and recovers, she immediately heads back to help the Seekers and NICS in ‘’W’’.
  • Put on a Bus: Gets kidnapped and is put out of action after she was rescued in W
  • The Strategist: All main characters are capable in strategy but she is the one who is usually shown making plans for her teams.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She gets Uzaki Yusuke's white Pandora halfway through the first game, and it becomes this once he dies.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Ishimori Rina (JP) / Rina Richardson (EG)

LBX (sequels): Hornet / Grey Maid
Voiced by Yuka Hirose, Cheryl Mc Master (English, Dentsu Entertainment)

  • Action Girl: if that was the real Kaidou, she attacked as revenge odds are she could’ve killed him too.
  • Cool Big Sis: Despite her issues and mole status for a while, she’s nothing but kind and helpful to the kids and her sis, especially Amy.
  • Distressed Damsel: A little after her attempt to assassinate Kaidou Yoshimitsu for her sister's sake.
  • Hot Scientist: The head of Tiny Orbit’s Sparkbroad technology and reasonably well looking.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Still she was severely shocked after she apparently killed Kaidou Yoshimitsu.
  • Meganekko: Wears glasses and usually acts like this, though she’s not entirely shy.
  • The Mole: For the Innovators for a while, though not at the beginning. Justified since Kaidou is essentially holding her sister hostage through a medical program

The Black Unit agents (JP) / The Three Moes (EG)

LBXs: Deqoo / Deqoo Ace and Deqoo Kai
Voiced By Akemi Okamura, Creator/Yasubiko Tokuyama, and Creator/TōruNara (Japanese), Rebecca Shoichet, Richard Ian Cox, and Andy Toth (English, Dentsu Entertainment)

Uzaki Takuya (JP) / Tyler Osgood (EG)

LBX (sequels): Hornet
Voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Leader of the Seekers, & the head of Tiny Orbit’s R&D Department, plus highly capable in hand-to-hand fighting. He's just not good with the LBX. Eventually he becomes the CEO of Tiny Orbit, and fires all the spies in his senior department easily.
  • Gray Eyes: Though he’s a good guy.
  • Mission Control: His primary role.
  • Revenge: His motive for fighting the Innovators initially. He grew out of it.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the adults aware of the Innovators, and actively tries to help the protagonists either through field mission and Tiny Orbit’s help such as the assistance of creating their new LBX.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears suits a lot, though he has other clothes for more hands-on work.
  • You Killed My Father: The Innovators were responsible for his father's death.

Hiyama Ren (JP) / Len Hiyama (EG) aka "Lex" (Both)

LBX: G-Rex / Ifreet (Ifrit)
Voiced by Hiroki Tochi

  • The Chessmaster: Plans his LBX battles well, and plays both the Innovators and the Seekers in his plot to destroy the world. after his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Cool Old Guy: Is a legendary LBX player. Can't get cooler than that.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He lost his family to the Innovators, his dad took the blame for an energy crisis that was Kaidou faults, and his sister eventually rose to become a Big Bad. Plus Kaidou harmed his other friends while trying to save the world. No surprise why we turned evil.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After realizing that Kaidou influence and corruption have spread too far, he decides to kill Kaidou, and plot against all factions to start the world anew and avoid humans from believing that they can becoming gods
  • Finishing Move:
    • Gatling Bullet (Fists Of Fury): G-Rex performs a Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs before ending with a fire axe smash to hit the LBX
    • Volsodaas (Brimstone Storm): Efreet. While glowing in a crimson aura, Ifreet charges up its energy, channeling them into its fist. Then Ifreet burst dashes to the opponent, delivering furious charged punches.
    • Prominence Raid (Solar Prominence): Ifreet Inferno Mode fires a ton of fireballs and thunderbolts powered by the sun that strike the enemy
  • Information Broker: He’s able to get a lot of intel, either through spies, hacking, or using his former resources to be an asset for the Seekers
  • Knight Templar: Wants to destroy the current corrupted world
  • Man Behind the Man After his Face–Heel Turn, becomes this to the Innovators, and they don't even have a clue till the end
  • The Mentor: To Ban and Gouda.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He has morals, but is willing to more darker actions to suceed in his goals as well as an Dark and Troubled Past. Hence why he turns against the Seekers, trying to save the world through just stopping the bad guys wasn’t enough and the world itself needed to be changed.
  • Super Mode: Efreet's Inferno Mode that also results in its Super-Powered Evil Side

Uzaki Yuusuke (JP) / Damon Osgood (EG)

LBX: Pandora
Voiced by Go Shinomiya

  • Big Good: Shares this role alongside Otacross. He’s the head of Tiny Orbit and the benefactor to the Seekers on and outside his office. Unfortunately, his death puts a stop to that in #38, after the raid on his house after his sacrifice to save Heiji Kirishima from the Innovators.
  • Big Damn Heroes: saves the trio from the Steel Monster and aides Van in controlling V Mode before saving them again during the Innovator’s attempt to ambush them during the trip to the Innovators
  • Character Death: see Heroic Sacrifice
  • Cool Old Guy: Director of a prominent LBX maker that produces the main trio's Super Prototype and is able to kick ass with one himself.
  • Gray Eyes: Just like his brother though he’s a good guy.
  • Jerkass Façade: Coldly tells his brother to drop fighting the Innovators but actually helps the Seekers in secret.
  • Heroic Sacrifice saves Heiji from accidentally being killed by the Innovators in place of himself.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As the board of Tiny Orbit, he’s the most rational and sensible of the cast and aides them through LBX technology and helping out in secret. Plus, with the Infinity Engine, he can stop the Innovator’s backup to create an energy crisis that can destroy the world.
  • Stoic Spectacles which cracks when he dies
  • The Obi-Wan: A wise and helpful mentor to the trio and just like him, he dies.

Gouda Hanzou (JP) / Hanz Gordon (EG)

LBX (original game): Hakai-O (Destroyer) / Hakai-O Z (Destroyer Z)
LBX (sequels): Hakai-O Dogma (Archfiend Destroyer) / Hakai-O Ouga (Mega-Destroyer)
Voiced by Yuki Hayashi, Adrian Petriw (English, Dentsu Enterainment)

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: The leader of the Devas, and powerful in both LBX battles & hand to hand fighting.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: in W #28.
  • Carry a Big Stick: LBX Hakai-O uses swords.
  • Chest Blaster: The Attack Function of his LBX.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He’s very aware of his weaknesses, and has strategies to combat those who try to exploit them.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Often dishes this out, even to Kazu’s LBX in this three on one battle against the trio. However, he’s on the receiving end from Daiki in round 1.
  • Expy: Of Kamina down to the attitude, Memetic Badass moments, and personality.
  • Finishing Move: His Special Attack Rountines and Hissatsu Functions are
    • Gaoh Cannon (Breath of Fire): Hakai-O charges its energy in its centre breast cannon, then fires at the opponent with destructive force. Its only demerit is that all functions are temporarily ceased after firing, making it vulnerable towards its opponents.
    • Chou Gaoh Cannon: Hakai-O Z and Hakai-O Dogma Its stronger than the regular Gaoh Cannon, but fires two gigantic bursts of electrical energy and without the function decreasing.
  • Good Is Not Nice: As someone in the game pointed out, Hanz isn’t really a bad guy, he just goes all out in his LBX battles and loves to battles. Plus, there were people who challenged him. He’s a good guy at heart, and does anything to help his friends.
  • Good All Along: Has been working with the Seeekers & Lex since the series began.
  • Hot-Blooded: One of the most driven, competitive, and determined characters.
  • Heroic Rematch: Finally defeats Daiki in round 2, forcing him to join the good guys by default.
  • Mighty Glacier: In contrast to the other 5 main characters’ LBX, the Destroyer line aren’t fast and Hanz usually relies on its insane power and defense, though Hanz has been known to strike quickly and has adapted his fighting style to take on opponents of any speed.
  • Panthera Awesome: Hakai-O resembles a lion.
  • Red Baron: "Destruction God of Hell" ("Lord of Destruction" in English)
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: To Sendou. Still they team up for Artemis in W.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Has these a lot. Mika and his fanbase are pleased.
  • The Worf Effect: Doesn’t win a lot of battles in the beginning but he puts in a good fight in all of his fights, and his record improves.

Sendou Daiki (JP) / Dak Sendo (EG)

LBX (original game): Joker (Harlequin) / Joker MK 2 (Harlequin Mk. II) / Nightmare
LBX (sequels): Nightmare Fear (Nightmare Nadir)
Voiced by Anri Katsu Alistair Abell (English, Dentsu Entertainment)

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: in W #28.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: His specialty. At first its with cheating, but trains hard enough to eventually do it easily.

  • Finishing Move: His Hissatsu Functions and Special Attack Routines are:
    • Deathscythe Hurricane (Dark Helix): Joker Mk. II, Nightmare and Nightmare Fearattack all nearby opponents through slashing the scythe at a high enough speed to create a hurricane.
  • Glass Cannon: Overlaps with Fragile Speedster. Dak’s LBX are very fast, even faster than Amy’s and thanks to special training with Joker MK2 he’s fast enough to use his Doppelgänger Attack without cheating. His scythes are all very powerful which are normally used by Mighty Glacier type LBX. The problem is, his LBX’s defense are poor since the scythe prevents him from using a shield, isn’t very strong without his weapon and as shown through his battles with Otaku Red, Hanz, and Justin, once you counter his speed and pin him down, he’s helpless.
    (Otaku Red in the dub): ‘’You’re fast, but that’s it’’.
  • Heel–Face Turn Though he wasn’t the spy, just an super arrogant rival
  • I Work Alone: Likes to say this. Especially to Gouda, with whom he teams up on several occasion.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Invoked with the new red LBX Joker that debuts in Artemis, but subverted as he gets worfed against Otared.
  • Monster Clown: LBX Joker.
  • Multicolored Hair: purple and black
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: LBX Nightmare.
  • Red Baron: "The Magician of the Box" ("Jack in the Box" in English). Moreso with the second LBX Joker being a red Palette Swap.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: To Gouda.
  • Tarot Motifs
    • Subverted in that he doesn't seem to know what most of his cards actually mean, such as trying to intimidate Van with the "Death" cardnote , or by comparing his use of brute strength to "The Fool"note .
  • Tsundere: He tags along just because it's interesting, not because he cares about Ban & co. Not at all.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Inversion - his time in the "big league" and saving the day in Akihabara Kingdom leaves him unable to do anything but Curb-Stomp Battle his usual opponents with the experience.

Kaidou Jin (JP) / Justin Kaido (EG)

LBX (original game): The Emperor (Emperor) / Emperor M2 / Proto Zenon (Proto-Xenon) / Zenon (Xenon)
LBX (sequels): Triton / Captain Triton
Voiced by Hisafumi Oda

  • Aloof Ally post Heel–Face Turn, but becomes a true Sixth Ranger at the end of the Raid on Tiny Orbit
  • Big Fancy House: The Kaidou Mansion is more like a fortress, complete with Elaborate Underground Base.
  • Child Prodigy: A genius and well educated in many topics including LBX at a young age.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Played for Laughs in his matches against Otakus who like making long speeches before fights.
  • Defrosting The Ice King: He becomes noticeably warmer and more expressive after meeting Ban
  • Evil Scientist's Handsome Grandson: Kaidou’s though not by birth.
  • Finishing Move: His Hissatsu Functions and Special Attack Routines are
    • Impact Kaiser (Ground Breaker): The Emperor, Emperor M2 and Ikaros Zero Strikes the ground with Titania at hard force to cause a quake of lava and destruction.
    • Break Geyser (Earth Shatterer): Proto Zenon and Zenon smashes the ground with even harder force than Impact Kaiser.
    • Omega Explosion: Zenon Alternative Mode One of the strongest Hammer Type attack functions, Zenon spins into the air at high speeds and crashes down onto the ground and the opponents LBX at the same type.
    • Ocean Blast (Depth Charge): Triton Surrounds itself in a veil of water, then aims the water with its anchor to fire a stream of water at the opponent
    • Grand Wall Triton (Crossover movie only)
  • Glass Cannon: Triton isn’t as durable as the Zenon LBX, but nearly as strong, and even faster to compensate.
  • Heel–Face Turn: started showing shades of this after the Artemis tournament, and officially turned face after obtaining Proto-Zenon.
  • Lightning Bruiser: All his LBX’s in the first game/anime are strong and durable but his speed is just on par. Justin’s LBX are stronger than Hanz’s, faster than Amy’s & Dak’s, and his defenses are tied with Van’s even without a shield
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He only has his LBX and his butler around him at home.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents died in the Tokio Bridge incident and he was adopted by Kaidou Yoshimitsu
  • Pet the Dog: The first sign of him being a decent guy is when he teamed up with Ban to save Haibara Yuuya.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Unsurprisingly, weapon of Triton, his LBX in W.
  • Red Baron: "Instant Kill Emperor" ("Sudden Death Emperor" in English)
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Until his Heel–Face Turn, even before, he's a decent person on the wrong side.
  • Super Mode: Zenon's Alternative Mode
  • The Quiet One: Just speaks when it's necessary.
  • The Rival: To Ban, and notably his most proficient and powerful.
  • Skunk Stripe: White and black hair.
  • The Stoic: Rarely showed any emotion until midway through the original series
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Grandson: Adoptive, but still.
  • Tsurime: Which stands out in a cast with mostly Tareme.

Ryuu Daikouji (JP) / Gabe Lewis (EG)

LBX (original game): Buld (Bulldozer) / Buld Kai (Bulldoze 4WD) / [[spoiler: Ultimate Buld (Super Bulldoze)
‘’’Voiced by’’ Susumu Chiba (Japanese), Andy Toth (English)
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He has a major crush on Amy, and she doesn’t reciprocate.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His strategy most of the time, which puts him in more harm than good.
  • The Big Guy: He has the look and the personality, but he’s absolutely useless in a fight most of the time due to his lack of experience and ability.
  • Genius Bruiser: He’s not the best battler, but he’s good with machines and heavy machinery.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At times, he can be unusually rude to anyone but Amy but he never means anything intentionally bad by it and he actually cares for his friends. Though telling his teacher that she needs more makeup on her face was a bad move.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: His role in the franchise.
  • Stone Wall: The Buld line has a lot of defense, and attack on par with Brawler frames. Plus when Ryuu uses Tank frames, he gets a damage reducing boost when blocking. It would be a Mighty Glacier depending on the stats and with certain weapons, Ryuu could go into a Lightning Bruiser. Problem is, Ryuu needs to get better at LBX battles.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Believe it or not, in the games, he’s this.
    • After Kazu is trying out new LBX styles, the player has to face Ryuu in a battle where he has the complete advantage. Luckily, the game wants you to lose to progress the story, but if the player wants to win, good luck.
    • Using Tank frames helps him a lot in the Ranking Battle. He’s on the lowest, but because of the absurd amount of health Ryuu has as well as axes that damage even higher level LBX, he’s one of the hardest Ranking Battles to defeat on the player’s first try.
  • The Worf Effect: Has lost almost every battle in the entire series. No joke.

Mika Mikage (JP) / Mika Morris (EG)

LBX (original game): Amazoness (Amazon)
LBX sequels: Noble Freya.
Voiced by Akeno Watanabe (Japanese); Sunni Westbrook (English)
  • Action Girl: Mika’s good at LBX battles, though we don’t see it as much.
  • The Chick: Of the Five-Man Band established, she’s the other girl with Amy, though by no means less capable.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Only to Ryuu. To be fair, he deserves it.
  • Glass Cannon: Her LBX are fast, and have more attack power than the traditional Strider frames, notably when she uses lances. However, her’s also have very low defenses and health.
  • Perky Goth: Sometimes, especially when Hanz is around.
  • Nice Girl: Mika’s shy, but a honest and nice person.
  • Out of Focus: She’s shown to be a capable battler on par with Van, Kazu, and Amy, but doesn’t do much battling while Gabe gets more comedic focus.

Haibara Yuuya (JP) / Nils Richter (EG)

LBX (original game): Judge
LBX (sequels): Liu Bei
Voiced by Yuuki Kaji

Otacross (JP) / Master Otaku (EG)

LBX (original game): ZX3 Type-1 / ZX3 Type-2 / ZX3 Type-3 / Perfect ZX3
LBX (sequels): Perfect ZX4
Voiced by Shuuhei Takubo

The Otarangers (JP) / The Otaku Rangers (EG)

LBXs: The Bibinbird-X (Birdbrain-X) line

  • Accidental Misnaming: Every time they meet, Ban initially calls Otared by the alias he used in the first Artemis tournament, "Yujin" ("Eugene" in English).
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Otasilver in W #28.
  • Five-Man Band: They're very clearly trying to be one, although they may have missed their marks by a little. For example, Otayellow is obviously supposed to be The Big Guy, although he's not so much strong as he is just plain fat.
  • Otaku
  • Large Ham
  • Lethal Joke Character: Otared is the first guy to hand Daiki his own ass.
  • Sentai: Or at least pretending to be.
  • Sixth Ranger: In Danball Senki W, we are introduced to a pair of American Otarangers - Otasilver, a blonde bombshell who likes to partially unzip her jumpsuit to show off her cleavage, and Otagold, a Token Minority black guy whose helmet is too small to fit on his head.
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: They like to do this at every possible opportunity - even when riding an escalator. It tends to get increasingly silly each time. Plus Otayellow keeps screwing it up.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In multiple genres, ranging all the way from Sentai to Dating Sim, no less.

Yamano Junichiro (JP) / Jon Yamano (EG)

LBX: Masquerade J
Voiced by Fuminori Komatsu

  • The Atoner: The whole plot of the first series is basically him trying to make sure that his creation won't be misused by Innovators.
  • The Chessmaster: Has shades of this with how he plans for his LBX to be sent for the relevant users.
  • Creator Backlash: In-universe in W.
  • Disappeared Dad: Not his fault, though it seems that he is still often away from his family one year later in W.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He creates amazing gadgets. Sadly, they can be used for bad things.
    • Heroic B.S.O.D.: The result. He created Detector just to take down the LBX authority.
  • Large Ham: In his Masked J persona.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His Masked J act in Artemis. Ban didn't completely recognize him but Yuusuke figured it out immediately.
    • Then utterly subverted in W. He was freaking Detector the whole time!

Yagami Eiji (JP) / Devin Aeron (EG)

LBX: General
Voiced by Takanori Hoshino

Kaidou Yoshimitsu (JP) / Cillian Kaido (EG)

LBX: Gekkoumaru (Gekko-maru) / Kaizer (Kaiser)
Voiced by Yuzuru Fujimoto

Kamiya Kousuke (JP) / Kurtis Kole (EG)

LBX: Lucifer (Nemesis)
Voiced by Kiyotaka Furushima

     Danball Senki W 

Oozora Hiro (JP) / Hiro Hughes (EG) (LBX: Perseus(Odysseus)/Sigma Orbis/Ikaros Force//Achilles D9)

Voiced by Hiro Shimono

  • Adorkable
  • Anime Hair
  • Ascended Fanboy: He liked Toku shows and video games, especially his favorite show Uchuu Eiyuu (Space Hero) Senshiman. Which is why he was elated to be chosen to save the world.
  • Attack Drone: Achilles D9's Sword Bits.
  • The Chosen One
  • Dual Wielding: His LBX Perseus.
  • Flung Clothing: Towards the end of the first chapter of his game, Danball Senki W , his clothes start coming off one by one due to the destruction at the mall in the following order;
    • 1) His pants due to a rogue shot accidentally hitting his belt buckle.
    • 2) His shoes as he falls down an escalator with his pants open.
    • 3) His backpack as he's trying to grab on to something.
    • 4) Both his shirt and T shirt at the same time due to accidentally colliding with a sharp point on a rock. This leads to a Shirtless Scene.
    • 5) Finally his glasses also come off and are broken
  • Finishing Move:
    • Cosmo Slash: Perseus and Ikaros Force
    • Sigma Drive Sword: Sigma Orbis
    • Double Zero Sword: Ikaros Force (with Ban's Ikaros Zero)
    • Big Bang Slash: Ikaros Force (Crossover movie only) and Achilles D9
    • Tempest Blade: Ikaros Force (Crossover movie only)
    • Dai Shinkuuzan: Achilles D9 (Crossover movie only)
    • Sword Bits: Achilles D9
    • Double Ray Wing: Achilles D9 (with Odin mk 2)
  • Idiot Hair: Doubles as Expressive Hair
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He wants to be a chosen hero, badly.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's the only character to get a Shirtless Scene.
  • Naked People Are Funny: He loses all his clothes just to get his new outfit.
  • Otaku: Not as much as the Otarangers, but not quite a Contrasting Sequel Main Character either.
  • Parental Abandonment: His family is nowhere to be seen in either the present or flashbacks. Highlighted in a heartwrenching scene at the airport where he was alone while other kids had their family seeing them off.
    • Missing Mom: Oozora Haruka, a scientist working with the company Omegadyne on an system called "Adam & Eve." She and Hiro are eventually reunited, and she ultimately decides to leave to join up with our heroes.
  • Punny Name: Hiro really wants to become a Hero
  • Psychic Power: He has manifested precognition, though it hasn't been elaborated on.
  • Super Mode:
    • Strike Mode: Persus
    • WV (Double V) Mode: Achilles D9
  • Shirtless Scene: At the end of chapter 1 of the game.

Hanasaki Ran / Laura Hanasaki (EG) (LBX: Minerva/Sigma Orbis/Minerva Kai)

Voiced by Kana Hanazawa

Jessica Kaios (LBX: Jeanne D/Jeanne F)

Voiced by Eri Kitamura

Kazama Kirito (LBX: Deqoo OZ/Joker Kirito Custom/Hakai-Oh Kirito Custom/Fenrir Flare)

Kojou Asuka (LBX: Vampire Cat)

Voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi

Dr. Mummy/Hiyama Mami (LBX: Zeus)

Voiced by Hiroki Tochi/Chiyako Shibahara
A mysterious LBX engineer who created Killer Droid, an anti-LBX weapon. Covered in bandages and confined to a wheelchair, its suggested he suffered major burns all across his body. Although his true identity was originally thought to be Hiyama Ren, aka Lex, it turns out to be his little sister, Hiyama Mami instead.


Voiced by Fuminori Komatsu

The name of a terrorist organisation, or at least its masked spokesman, with the ability to "Brainjack" or seize control of numerous LBXs at once to cause chaos. It was all the work of Yamano Junichiro of all people, trying to put a stop to Omega Dyne's conspiracy by turning the LBXs they've distributed into their most obvious threat.

Allan Worthen

Voiced by Takaya Hashi

The head of Omega Dyne, world authority of LBX distribution. He brought in Dr Mummy to the company, backing his work and the creation of Killer Droids to further Alferd Gardyne's agenda. He didn't live to see the result.

President Claudia Lenneton

President of "A Country", who gets involved when her speech to end global warfare makes her a target for Detector.

Alferd Gardyne

Vice-President of "A Country". Having planned to coup the President for some time, he's the one behind the machinations of Omega Dyne - but roping in Dr Mummy may have been a bad move.

Oozora Haruka

Voiced by Aya Endo

Oozora Hiro's Missing Mom, who's been away from home and working on a massive AI in the UK. Turns out it's the very same AIs that are used to manipulate the Pparadise Kill Sat, and by the time our heroes find out, it may be too late...

LTA Jack Gelato (LBX: Proto I)

Military ace with the "A Country" defence force, Jack is apparently a LBX test pilot, and gets a pretty nasty one to start with.

Mizel (LBX: Vector/O.Legion/Mizel O.Legion)

Voiced by Taisuke Yamamoto

A mysterious boy who appears just after the destruction of the Paradise space station. What is their relationship, if any?

    Danball Senki Wars 

Jenock Platoon

Squad 1

Sena Arata (LBX: Dot Phasor/Dot Blastriser)

Voiced by Ryota Ohsaka

Hoshihara Hikaru (LBX: Val Sparos/Val Diver)

Voiced by Sayuri Ishizuka

Izumo Haruki (LBX: Orvane/Trivhine)

Voiced by Tomoaki Maeno

Hosono Sakuya

Voiced by Chika Anzai

Squad 2

Isogai Gendo (LBX: DC Aerial/Orvane)

Namino Rinko

Voiced by hie

Squad 3

  • We Hardly Knew Ye: By #17, four soldiers have been lost to Rikuya's outright callous leadership.

Tougou Rikuya

Squad 4

Kashima Yuno (LBX: Siren/Dot Phasor)

Voiced by Kanako Nomura

Catherine Ruth

Voiced by Yoko Honna

Sonoyama Hanako

Voiced by Marika Minase

Sendou Kiyoka

Voiced by Meiko Kawasaki

Squad 5

Fuujin Kaito (LBX: DC Braver/Val Sparos)

Arashiyama Bunta

Voiced by Yoshimasa Kawata

Russius Platoon

Houjou Muraku (LBX: Gunther Izerfa/Magna Ortus)

Voiced by Shuuhei Iwase

Andrei Gregory (LBX: Gunther and Riding Armor/Dot Blaze)

Voiced by Kensuke Satou

Londonia Platoon

Itan Kyouji (LBX: Guruzeon)

Voiced by Jun Fukushima


Manabu Saruta

Reina Mito

Voiced by Yu Shimamura

Seredy Kreisler (LBX: Phantom/D Ezeldee)

Child prodigy and newest faculty member, Kreisler sets up the Ezelderm Platoon consisting of random picks from other platoons as a way of keeping all the Bandit members organised.