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Kazuya Aoi

Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (JP), Josh Grelle (EN)

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"Thank you, Kazuya. You are very kind."
Satellizer El Bridget

Year: Freshman
Pandora: Satellizer el Bridget (unofficially)

Kazuya enrolled in the "Academy for Extradimensional Affairs and Genetics" to support the Pandora in their cause, bound by the dying wish of his older sister Kazuha, a Pandora who passed away at the end of a fierce battle four years ago. After he learns the rumors about Satellizer's treatment of those who touch her, he cannot believe them, and decides to apologize to her for causing her loss in the Carnival.

Tropes:

  • Above the Influence: Despite his love for Satellizer, he always does things at her speed. Even when she was drunk and nearly begging for him to do something to her, he resisted.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: It finally happens in chapter 195. As if the HSQ in the "Busters" arc wasn't high enough already!
  • Arranged Marriage: To Ouka, apparently set up by his grandfather. He does not like the idea one bit.
  • Barrier Warrior: Thanks to his Freezing abilities.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Finally happens with Stella at the end of the 13th Nova Clash. Then Lana comes along and ruins it, though it's because of an official summons, not because Lana is being Lana.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Let's just say that Kazuya has many relatives that he's not aware of, and they all have... issues.
  • Break the Cutie: There is not a single chapter in the story where someone or something isn't trying to break him.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Kazuya's conversation with Ouka in chapter 102 indicates that he has some major issues with his grandfather Gengo, going so far as to say Kazuha died because of Gengo.
  • The Chosen One: He's the only person who has a Stigmatic Body that can side with humanity, whereas Kazuha followed her instincts until it led to their parents death. Thus, he's the one meant to lead humanity further.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally it comes out. Very much so when he was younger towards Kazuha and Ouka.
    Kazuha: Do I look like somebody people would wanna beat up?
    Kazuya: Yes, you do. Very much so.
  • The Determinator: Even though his power fluctuations make him less than useful sometimes, when Kazuya sets his mind on something, he does not stop pursing it until he sees it through.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: At first.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Tells Satellizer she is the most important person in his life and kisses her as he's dying from the chest wound she inflicted on him. He gets better.
  • Fluffy Tamer: In a sense. He tamed the "Untouchable Ice Queen."
  • Forgot About His Powers/Power Incontinence: Because he cannot use his abilities on demand (and usually only manages to do it once matters have escalated to maximum danger levels), he tends to get beaten up or put into tight situations judicious use of his Freezing ability could solve immediately.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Slaps Ingrid in the face when she starts ranting about why rules and regulations must be followed.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His grandmother is Maria Lancelot, the Mother of All Pandora.
  • Honor Before Reason: Oftentimes, he does the right thing instead of the sensible thing, most of which involves putting himself into terrible danger.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: He told Elizabeth and Arnett that he did his best to avoid manipulating their emotions towards him... They didn't buy it, even though it's quite clear to the audience that this is true.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Says this word for word in chapter 197 when threatened by both Elizabeth and Arnett because he used them as people puppets against the Nova.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By a Brainwashed and Crazy Satellizer. Needless to say, she's horrified about it.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: At first, he thought he was attracted to Satellizer because of his sister's heroic stigma. In reality, what first attracted him was a very strong resemblance to his birth-mother, Cassandra. When he realizes this in chapter 202, he's squicked to hell and back. Satellizer, by this point, couldn't care less. Kazuya is the man she loves, and she loves him no matter how twisted his family tree is.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Is quickly proving to be this for Satellizer.
  • Marshmallow Hell:
    • Cassandra hugs him to her chest so tightly he begins to suffocate. Also done to him by Violet, and in the past, Kazuha.
    • He also puts himself into this (inadvertently) during his first meeting with Satellizer - she's too stunned to protest.
  • Morality Pet: For Satellizer. While she's definitely not evil, at first only Kazuya could touch her without being threatened with death.
  • Nice Guy: He's polite and friendly pretty much all the time, and only rarely shows any actual anger or frustration.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Of the three women interested in him, he has the most interest in Satellizer, who is also the least open about her feelings and the only one not proclaiming her love constantly.
  • Only Trustworthy Male: How Satellizer comes to view him. He's the first guy who is allowed to get anywhere near her without getting his ass kicked because he doesn't set off her fear of being touched.
  • Parental Abandonment: The reason for the above Marshmallow Hell incident with Cassandra is because she had taken care of him when he was an infant. Kazuha was forced to kill their mother Orie when she tried to kill Kazuya for seeing Cassandra, his surrogate mother, as his mother and had a mental breakdown. Their father, Ryuuichi, committed suicide shortly afterward, upon learning that he wasn't fully human and that he had a "destiny" to lead the Pandora in accordance with Gengo's plans.
  • Status Buff: He eventually gains the ability to make other Pandora transcend, giving them immense power... with the unfortunate addition of being able to control their bodies with his own mind.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • He looks a lot like a younger version of his grandfather Gengo and his father.
    • This is also was why he was initially attracted to Satellizer, since she resembled both his older sister surrogate mother.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: His body is over 30% Stigmata material, which is an even higher amount than his sister. It comes from his father, Ryuuichi, who is Maria Lancelot's natural-born son, and his aunt/surrogate mother, Cassandra, who carried him to term.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Despite being considered the main character, the story focuses mainly on the female characters.
  • Tangled Family Tree: Whoo boy. Everything he knew about his family is pretty much... off. His surrogate mother is his aunt, Cassandra. He has four other aunts that we're aware of, all of them are Legendary Pandora, and one of them is the deceased Chiffon Fairchild. His grandmother is Maria, "the holy corpse," as opposed to Gengo's wife, and he has a younger half-sister/cousin who was conceived as a result of his father raping Cassandra, and she's been in stasis being made into a Tyke Bomb purely for the sake of fighting both the Nova and the Chevalier.
  • Troubled, but Cute: As Gengo, Chevalier, the Nova, etc keep on laying one wham on him after another, he eventually becomes this.
  • Useless Protagonist: Zig-zagged. Due in part to his lack of control, he doesn't do a lot to actively change the flow of a fight. If he can manage to get a Freezing field active, he can play a competent support role for as long as he can hold out. He eventually gets much more useful when he gains the ability to make other Pandora transcend.
  • Unwanted Harem:
    • Currently has three extremely powerful women chasing after him, two outright stating they want to marry him and the other completely unable to admit her feelings.
    • Because his stigmatic body resonates with the Ereinbar system integrated in a Pandora's body, every one of them to some extent feels some form of attraction to him and are unable to do anything about it. It is literally unwanted on all sides. Even Pandora nowhere near the battle feel it.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Yes, Kazuya, everything you "knew" about your life is just one big, fat lie.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Every single time Gengo Aoi gives Kazuya his blessing regarding the relationship with Satella, Kazuya goes into an Unstoppable Rage. While Kazuya would very much like to go all the way with Satella and crank out kids like they're going out of style, he does not want to do anything that would make Gengo happy. He's also right to be concerned as to how Gengo will treat them.

Satellizer el Bridget

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

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Year: Sophomore
Volt Weapon: Nova Blood
Limiter: Kazuya Aoi (unofficially)
Weakspot: Breasts

Satellizer is a Sophomore Pandora-in-training whom is known as the strongest in the Sophomore year at the school Kazuya has recently transferred to. She was undefeated in the academy's carnival battles until Kazuya surprised her with a tear filled hug. She is referred to by the other students as The Heartless Witch and The Untouchable Queen, due to her anti social behavior and her reaction to being touched. Rumour has it Satellizer has killed over 20 Pandora and Limiters who dared touch her, and she does not have a Limiter because of her cruel treatment of them. Because of this, she's seen as a violent psychopath and her fellow students are absolutely terrified of her.

Tropes:

  • The Ace: Deconstructed. Her ridiculous skills and rapid growth are seen as something monstrous, making the other Pandora both envious and terrified of her.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Despite her Dark and Troubled Past and her "don't touch me" attitude, she still expresses disappointment over Kazuya not doing anything to her while she was drunk.
  • Bathing Beauty: She is often depicted taking showers.
  • Berserk Button: Being touched (before she resolves her issues with her brother) or threatening Kazuya Aoi; God help you if you do both. Once her touch issues are resolved, "threatening Kazuya Aoi" expands toward "threatening any of her friends/comrades."
  • Big Eater: Can be seen taking away large amounts of hamburgers from the cafeteria, and has demonstrated the ability to cram and eat multiple burgers at once.
  • Blue Blood: An illegitimate daughter of the prominent El Bridget family.
  • Blue Oni: To Ganessa and Lana's Red Oni.
  • Boobs of Steel: Satellizer has the largest bust among the Sophomore Pandora and is the strongest in her class; however, they're listed as her weak spot.
  • Break the Cutie: Louis really does a number on her. Twice.
  • Broken Ace: Due to an actually legitimate Freudian Excuse.
  • Broken Bird: Largely due to her mistreatment by Louis. She gets better once Kazuya shows up in her life however.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : At least in the anime at first.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Though she so very wants to.
  • Character Development: After making peace with her brother Louis, she no longer reacts to human contact with homicidal violence; rather, she becomes an absolutely adorable Shrinking Violet who feels embarrassment rather than rage at being touched.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Rather understandable, since Kazuya is the first person in Genetics who's actually nice to her.
  • Cry Cute: Oh, she is Cry Adorable.
  • Cute Bookworm: Something of an Implied Trope since she mentions on several occasions reading a lot, but this being an action series, we rarely see her do so.
  • D-Cup Distress: Gets very embarrassed in later chapters when other girls talk about her figure. Her breasts are even listed as her canonical weak point.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her childhood basically consisted of taking constant abuse from her brother, and her stepmother pretty clearly hated her guts, on top of the fact that her mother gave her one hell of a complex regarding winning and losing.
  • Determinator: One of her defining traits. Her refusal to lose makes her a very tough opponent to fight against. This even extends to eating contests and drinking contests. Not losing is Serious Business for Satellizer.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: As of the latest chapters, she's returning the favor for all of Kazuya's Nice Guy treatment of her and is willing to stand by him, come hell or high water, and deal with his many, many issues. This reaches its zenith in chapter 205 where she embraces a clearly distraught Kazuya after he had her pinned in chapter 204, although he let go and backed away, horrified at himself.
  • Emotionless Girl: When she's fighting.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: Nova Blood looks like a giant razor.
  • Expy:
    • Satellizer bears a striking resemblance to Tomoyo Sakagami, who also wears glasses on occasion. Also her nickname as "The Untouchable Queen," and Tomoyo herself was untouchable when it came to fighting. Not to mention having one of the largest breast sizes among their peers.note 
    • Also Tsukiumi and Sylvie.
  • Flashback: How her Dark and Troubled Past is revealed.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Satellizer never wears her glasses during fights, as her senses are enhanced enough to not need them anymore once she activates her Stigmata.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: People who treat her kindly, like a human being, instead of as a Lust Object, or as a deranged, vicious animal, will find that she's easily the sweetest, kindest, most benevolent girl one could ever hope to bring home to meet the parents, and she's golden-haired blonde.
  • Hair Intakes: Her hairstyle includes a pair of intakes that kinda look like cat ears.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She can drink like a viking.
  • Hates Being Touched: Largely due to Louis. Becomes better after Character Development, taming her natural reaction to touch from "kill" to "embarrasment/discomfort."
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Almost every fight she's in early on is the result of others attempting to subjugate or humiliate her. The authorities always seem to show up shortly after she's gained the upper hand, hence this trope.
  • Heroic Bastard: Her mother was Howard el Bridget's mistress on the side.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: After the reunion with Louis.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: When she's not around Kazuya, the personality traits shine through; when she is, she tends to be much softer and generally less hostile in appearance.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Kazuya is the only person at the beginning of the series that can touch her without triggering a fit. As indicated multiple times, she eventually grows out of this.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She embodied the trope as a child, until she met Lois.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though her poor social skills are partially to blame, Satellizer had a nasty habit of being surly towards most people without much reason. Character Development gradually sees her get better about communicating with other people.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: As a child, before life REALLY did a number on her.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Though it took her a while to really build up her speed, Satellizer was already plenty strong at the start of the series. Once she learns to use Triple and Quad Accel, she outstrips most regular Pandora very easily.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Due to her perceived reputation of being hostile to anyone who approaches her, no one wants to go near her prior to Kazuya.
  • Luminescent Blush: Plenty and often when Kazuya compliments her.
  • Meganekko: She doesn't wear them when she's using Volt Texture, since her vision is corrected while it's active.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother died of an unknown terminal illness when she was in her middle school years.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Even though it´s unwillingly/unintentionally (most of her low-cut outfits are her attempts to display self-confidence).
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she almost kills Kazuya after getting brainwashed by a Nova, she breaks down in tears.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Every time her Determinator aspect kicks in so does this, making her one hell of an opponent. Her enemies at school are a little slow to realize she keeps getting stronger every time they try to "teach her a lesson" by beating her up.
  • Not So Stoic: A large number of things can cause her to break her stoic mask and show her emotions beneath, be it blinding rage, fear, or adorable blushing.
  • Not Good with People: Given how her childhood was, it's not surprising she's socially stunted.
  • Obliviously Beautiful: In chapter 155, she is rather mortified to learn that people think she wears such fanservicey outfits in an attempt to show off. She dresses like that because a book said it would make her seem more confident in her body image and less shy.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Busty, blonde, and blue-eyed.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Part of the Transcendence she experiences out of desperation to turn the Platoon 13 joint exercise around after accidentally stabbing Kazuya.
  • Power of Love: The source of the Power Gives You Wings example; her love for Kazuya motivated her to find the power within herself.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She says she wears them to look smarter and more mature, so she may not actually need them.
  • Rape as Backstory: Was sexually abused by her half-brother Louis, though it's implied by Louis it never went so far as outright rape, the only thing holding him back being their blood relation.
  • Red Baron: "The Untouchable Queen," though some call her "The Heartless Witch."
  • Replacement Love Interest: Satellizer is greatly worried Kazuya is only interested in her because she reminds him of his sister. Kazuya realizes how she feels and tells her she is the most important person in his life now, even more important to him than his sister. Right after she stabs him through the chest.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: She displays these sometimes, though they're more often used to hide her eyes when she's embarrassed.
  • Second Year Protagonist: When she transferred to Genetics, she was effectively set back a year in her schooling.
  • Shrinking Violet: Sometimes becomes this when she's alone with Kazuya. She also does it during the beauty contest, which inadvertently helps her to win. After her Character Development, her reaction to her boobs being groped is to blush and act embarrassed, rather than fall into homicidal rage.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Her reputation as the "Untouchable Queen" was well established before she even came to Genetics, and as such no one really got to know her personally before Kazuya.
  • Shy Finger-Twiddling: Occasionally does this around Kazuya. It's adorable.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her relationship with Kazuya effectively presents as this, considering that the Limiters she's been involved with before were either way too lecherous for her tastes or set off her apephobia.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Is very Kazuya-sexual.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her last name is generally written as "el Bridget" (her full name is shown very briefly in the Title Sequence). However, an alternative spelling is "L. Bridgette."
  • The Stoic: Or at least, she tries to be as part of projecting a more confident self-image.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She presents a very cold face at first, but as Kazuya gets to know her she becomes a lot more friendly in general, though mostly towards him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hamburgers.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Her family history pretty much says it all.
  • Tsundere: Tends to default to type A early on in the story, showing her soft side only to Kazuya. She gains shades of the gentler type B as time goes on, but she's still very easy to provoke.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She can't use a lot of the advanced Pandora techniques, but she has ridiculous physical power due to her six Heroic Stigmata.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: The last person who tried to take Kazuya? She stabbed them in the chest. And this was before they even became partners in the unofficial sense.
  • You Remind Me of X: Dr. Gengo Aoi says she reminds him of her birth mother, Noelle.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Underneath her dress.

Lana Linchen

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN)

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Year: Sophomore
Volt Weapon: Four Senses (Brawler-type)
Limiter: None
Weakspot: None

A transfer student visiting from a small town in Tibet. Kazuya helps her fight some thugs when she came to town looking for her soulmate. Simple and guileless, Lana has a strong sense of justice.

Tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Depending on the scanlation.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Has both of her arms ripped off by Chiffon at one point.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Once she gets over the shock, she acts completely normal in spite of having no arms.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Her Volt Weapon is basically a pair of gloves and boots that greatly boosts her physical talent.
  • Braids of Action: Sports two in her introductory chapter, which is then bound up into one longer one later on.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": She also calls spirit/heart/mood "kunlun," almost to the point of Smurfing in some translations. She also refers to her Stigmata as "Tears of Kunlun." This goes away pretty quickly, though.
  • Characterization Marches On: In her debut, she speaks a lot about spirituality and the impure, negative "kunlun" of the city. However, this quickly vanishes into an average aggressive, clingy, second-place love interest role.
  • Chinese Girl: Well, Tibetan.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Despite multiple warnings by Kaho and Arthur about his relationship with Satellizer, Lana aggressively tries to get closer to Kazuya, much to Satellizer's eternal frustration. She is also more than happy to get physical with him. However, after the Alaska arc, she wholeheartedly agrees to sharing him with Satellizer and starts to call her "big sister."
  • Facial Markings: The tattoo on her cheek.
  • Genki Girl: Bright, energetic, and almost always smiling, serving as a foil to Satellizer's more withdrawn nature.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In her introductions.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Curb-stomps three Pandora without using her weapon when she's introduced in the anime.
  • Ki Attacks: Her "Void Fang" and "Burning Fang" techniques.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She moves very quickly (not as quickly as Satellizer, though) and can dish out a ton of damage with her bare hands, but can take it, too.
  • Megaton Punch: Her Burning Fang technique is basically a super-strong punch. She can crank it Up to Eleven with a Burning Fang x 4, which is basically using the technique four times simultaneously if the visuals are any indication.
  • Mood Killer: Whenever Satella and Kazuya "get in the mood," she won't hesitate to ruin it, provided some crisis fails to beat her to it.
  • Mundane Utility: Can use her keen observational abilities to measure breast sizes.
  • New Transfer Student: The end of her introductory episode reveals that she's a new student at Genetics.
  • Older Than They Look: She may look and behave as though she is younger than Kazuya, but she is actually around the same age as Satellizer. In fact, she is the oldest student attending West Genetics, except for Chiffon.
  • Plucky Girl: No matter what happens, she's pretty much irrepressible in a fight.
  • Polyamory: After the Alaska Arc.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In the same manner as Satellizer, with the same power boost.
  • Red Oni to Satellizer's Blue Oni
  • Sarashi and Fundoshi: She wears them under her clothes, if her introductory chapter is any indication.
  • Second Year Protagonist: Much like Satellizer, she transfers in as a second-year student.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She was told before leaving her village that the man who could make her Stigmata "resonate" would be her destined partner. Kazuya's Freezing has this exact effect, leading to her initial interest in him as a partner.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: She can defeat Ganessa easily and fight Satellizer to a standstill. However, she is easily fooled and manipulated, particularly at the start of the series; she very gradually grows out of this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Scanlators spell her as "Rana," while Japanese media seems to spell her name as "Lana."
  • Verbal Tic: Lana ends her sentences with "de arimasu," like many Chinese people in Japanese works.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Presents as a very dark blue, almost navy in color.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In her Genetics uniform.

    3rd Year Students 

Chiffon Fairchild

Voiced by: Marina Inoue (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN)

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West Genetics Rank: 1st
Worldwide Rank: 1st
Volt Weapon: Anti-Nova Trial Version
Limiter: Eugene
Weakspot: Collarbone

Kazuya's sempai and the pretty student body president of the Genetics academy. She was giving Kazuya a tour around the academy when they witness the confrontation between Satellizer and Ganessa. Chiffon is the first to warn Kazuya about how dangerous Satellizer is and attempts to dissuade him from approaching her for the sake of his own safety. She often seen with Ticy, the vice president. Despite her timid, polite demeanor, her position as president wasn't won by popularity, being the single strongest Pandora of her generation.

Tropes:

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Number 1 student of the third year class, number 1 Pandora in the entire world, and generally unstoppable by most means.
  • Ax-Crazy: Beneath that sweet smile and cute demeanor is a savage monster when provoked. During her first Carnival, she went wild, happily fighting and willing to kill any Pandora that got near her; Ticy's intervention was the only thing that stopped her from taking it farther.
  • Berserk Button/Tranquil Fury: Do not harm her friends. She cares for them very deeply. Or turn against the Chevalier.
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Silly Ones: Tripping either of her berserk buttons will give her a reason to stop being nice very quickly, and it will hurt.
  • Blood Knight: Displays shades of this during her first Carnival.
  • Breakout Character: Stars in the spin-off Freezing: First Chronicle, which details a short part of her freshman year at West Genetics.
  • Broken Ace: Hinted at. Her conversation with Amelia indicates she is fully aware of how cruel people can be to each other in pursuit of some loftier goal, and she displays a disturbing amount of cruelty when she's willing to use extreme force.
  • Bullying a Dragon: A dragon can be friendly. Pissing it off still isn't a bright idea.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While she does act goofy and cowardly at times, Chiffon is not to be trifled with when she decides to be serious. Her Badass credentials are supported by being the strongest out of the entire current generation of Pandora.
  • The Cynic: Her sweet and kind exterior is just that: an exterior. She has no romantic notions whatsover about how the world works, and is more than willing to throw all morality and compassion to the wind when she feels it's necessary. Even the seemingly cold and aloof Elizabeth Mably has a stronger connection to her humanity than Chiffon does. In the end, though, she makes the biggest sacrifice to protect the world from Nova-form Amelia.
  • Depraved Bisexual: In the First Chronicles spin off, she comes off this way when she gets rather aggressive with Ticy, though apparently Ticy didn't mind once she got over Chiffon's initial Skinship Grope.
  • Dissonant Serenity: With a nickname like "The Unmatched Smiling Monster," it's a given.
  • Expecting Someone Meaner: This is the reaction most people have when they first meet her.
  • Eyes Always Shut: And when they crack open even a little, run. In Chapter 86, she opens them all the way to face a new form of Nova—revealing they're the same as the "Type-Maria" Pandora clones.
  • Flash Step: Invented her own Accel skill, the Illusion Turn.
  • Genki Girl: Her usual personality in her Freshman year. She cools down later on, but still has shades of it.
  • Go Out with a Smile: As her body breaks down, she asks Amelia to forgive humans for their sins with a tearful smile.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Absorbed Nova!Amelia's attacks during the Alaska arc to save all the other Pandora from being annihilated, and allows Amelia to revert to human form with a major power boost.
  • Insane Troll Logic: She tries to "protect" Satellizer and Rana by graphically beating them down, and that's AFTER Marks Spencer broadcasts a Leave No Witnesses order regarding the Alaska Base and the E-Pandora, presumably not realizing that she, Satellizer, Rana, and all the Pandora/Limiter pairs present are witnesses and beating down Satella and Lana is not going to do anything to keep Marks Spencer from ordering their deaths too.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: For all her cynicism, Chiffon can be quite idealistic. She asked Amelia to forgive humanity for abusing the E-Pandora, because deep down, they're just scared and lost in the world. Furthermore, when Chiffon sacrificed herself, she did it not because it was her duty, but because despite her scorn for humanity, she still loved humans anyway.
  • Living Memory: of a sort. Chiffon's mocking specter is seen harassing Ticy while Ticy is running away from some Nova during the Valkyrie-Pandora joint exercise, and Ticy's reaction when Chiffon actually stops taunting her implies Ticy's not quite hallucinating.
  • Made of Adamantium: In the First Chronicle Spin-off, Chiffon took a direct hit to the gut from a Class A Pandora's Volt weapon and didn't even flinch.
  • Messianic Archetype: At the very end.
  • Ms. Exposition: Explains most of the basics of Genetics to Kazuya when he arrives at the school.
  • My World Government, Right Or Wrong: She firmly holds the belief Pandora are soldiers who should fulfill their duties as ordered. She extends this even to the E-Pandora, who are little more than guinea pigs subject to the whims of the Chevalier.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast:
    • "The Unmatched Smiling Monster," though due to her gentle personality some people tend to forget she really can become one.
    • The name of her weapon is "Anti-Nova Trial Version."
  • Nice Girl: Until she's pushed too far, in which case the nice just goes and dies in a corner.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: A master of it. She even asks why people always call her "Monster" when she's "not that ugly," and generally projects an air of mild-mannered meekness or obliviousness.
  • Older Than They Look: A picture of a girl who looks like a long-haired Chiffon appeared in one of Gengo Aoi's old photo albums. That is, in fact, Chiffon.
  • One Woman Army: In her freshman fall Carnival, she defeated fifty Pandora without even getting hurt, earning 35,000 points total.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: Repeatedly stated to be one of the strongest Pandora in the series, and far stronger than any of her peers. Despite this, she's also one of the most reasonable. It's also played with: the protagonists are the ones rebelling, so her loyalty to the Chevalier pits her against them.
  • Politeness Judo: She has a black belt. 10th dan.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When her berserk buttons are pressed, the artwork goes out of its way to make her smiles as utterly terrifying as possible.
  • Red Baron: "The Matchless Smiling Monster" and a number of variants ("Monster," "The Monster of West Genetics," etc).
  • Redemption Equals Death: She'd previously been fighting against Satellizer and Lana because they wanted to help the E-Pandora.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Initially, she presents herself as this versus Elizabeth; where Elizabeth sanctions assaults on Satellizer for defying the third years, Chiffon tries to get Elizabeth to leave Satellizer alone. This gets turned on its head in the Alaska arc, though, as Chiffon demonstrates her own brand of ruthlessness while Elizabeth becomes less hostile and more responsible.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Her red to Elizabeth's blue.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Chiffon takes this relationship very seriously. Even when opposing the rebellion, she makes an effort to protect Satellizer and company, and resolve the situation without getting violent. When things escalate, then she starts ripping arms off.
  • Serial Escalation: In her first Carnival, where how well one does determines one's rank in class, she scored 35,000. After a few Carnivals passed, Elizabeth was the next closest with 6,300.
  • The Shadow Knows: Her shadow in the Closing Credits quite accurately reflects her Red Baron title.
  • Sleepyhead: She sleeps a lot since she heard it's good for the skin, and enrolled late at Genetics because she overslept.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Scanlators originally spelled her name as "Shiffon," but according to Word of God it's spelled "Chiffon" after her favorite food (chiffon cake).
  • Student Council President: By virtue of being the strongest third-year student, the title is hers.
  • Super Prototype: Chiffon is one of Gengo Aoi's first attempts at creating the Pandora and a direct genetic offspring of Maria Lancelot.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her favorite food is a type of cake.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: As seen in the E-Pandora incident, she picks Lawful.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: To the point of being named after it.
  • Villain Protagonist: Narrowly avoided. She adamantly chose to follow orders, ignoring any moral implications from the Chevalier's actions, but did die to save the rest of the Pandora.
  • Wolverine Claws: Her Volt Weapon's basic form is a large gauntlet with evil-looking claws on the fingertips.
  • World's Best Warrior: She's indisputably the strongest Pandora of her generation, bar none.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Due to her uniform.

Elizabeth Mably

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

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West Genetics Rank: 2nd
Volt Weapon: Stigma Satellite System
Limiter: Andre
Weakspot: Back of the neck

The second-ranked strongest third-year student, from the United Kingdom. Elizabeth is the leader of the third-years who maintain the Academy's hierarchy and punish those who break them. When she hears news of Miyabi's defeat at the hands of Satellizer early in the series, she orders Attia to take care of the matter, but was stopped by Chiffon, who orders her to stop targeting Satellizer. She initially refuses to let go of the grudge, but ultimately abandons it after Satellizer helped them defeat the Nova Forms during their attack at West Genetics. Among other interests, her family also runs a cosmetics firm and a winery; a running gag has her offer items to other Pandora at a corporate discount. Despite her attitude, Elizabeth is of the most noble characters in the series, firmly believing in the philosophy of noblesse oblige.

Tropes:

  • The Ace: While the other Pandora could barely stay alive against the Nova-possessed Pandora, Elizabeth had very little trouble dealing with them.
  • Attack Drone: Her volt weapon, Stigma Satellite System, is basically two of these.
  • Battle Couple: With Andre.
  • Break the Cutie: In retaliation for her choosing Good rather than Lawful, the E-Pandora executives torture her and use their influence to destroy her family's reputation and corporation.
  • Characterization Marches On: Elizabeth's early chapters portray her as an extremely cold, order-obsessed, borderline tyrant who wants Satellizer broken for her insubordination to the third years. She later becomes someone who has a deep sense of compassion and justice, who seeks to challenge the rules and was someone who never knuckled under to others because 'those are the rules' when she was younger. She's pretty much a different person entirely.
  • Deflector Shield: She doesn't even need a Limiter, really.
  • Determinator: She chooses to go aid the E-Pandora despite suffering nerve damage from Electric Torture.
  • Expy: Her Volt Weapon looks suspiciously similar to Ramiel from Neon Genesis Evangelion, especially its incarnation in Rebuild.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her Volt Weapon's primary function.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: During the Alaska arc, Elizabeth beats down Amelia Evans with her bare hands and a few kicks.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite initial evidence to the contrary, she is actually a kind and compassionate person, though she hides it very well. She even tries to coach Amelia Evans during their "mock battle," and when told to continue the fight until Amelia is incapacitated, tries to take her down quickly so Amelia doesn't harm herself trying to win. This is not even discounting the extreme physical pain and sacrifice she went through to expose the mistreatment of the E-Pandora.
  • Lady of War: Even more so than Satellizer.
  • Ojou: The daughter and sole heiress of the extremely wealthy Mably family.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She blows the whistle on the illegal operations of the Chevalier regarding the E-Pandora, and is electrically tortured until she can barely stand being touched, let alone function like a human being.
  • Pet the Dog: Eating with the E-Pandora and making it clear she considers them to be nothing less than fellow warriors. This attitude, and her justification for it, earn her Amelia's respect.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Long enough to reach at least the middle of her back, if not further.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Initially nowhere near Chiffon's level, but she does call the dogs off of Satellizer and publicly praises her for saving Cathy's life. Later, upon realizing the Seniors have acquired a reputation as blood thirsty, Lawful Stupid Knight Templars, she works to try and rehabilitate their image with what is quite possibly the most hilarious soccer game ever committed to print.
  • Red Baron: "The Reigning Academy Enforcer."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Arnett's red.
  • Roboteching: She can fire curved lasers, but their accuracy is low without a targeting system to back her up.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: During the Alaska Arc.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Charles asks Elizabeth if she's happy about Andre's decision to push his Freezing and cause stigmata corruption that nearly kills him. Her answer: "Of course not! You little fucking shit!"
  • Skinny Dipping: She swims in the 3rd year's private pool naked, while the others use swimsuits. Later on, she is naked at poolside among relative strangers. nobody seems to think that this is at all unusual.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She has no problem using her "employee" discount to get her family's luxury cosmetics for other Pandora. One side story taking place when she's a freshman even has her offer them to two seniors she'd literally just met.
  • The Starscream: She was more or less this during the Manga's early days towards the ever so pacifistic Chiffon Fairchild, whose rule, In Elizabeth's POV, is far too passive and loose in terms of upholding the student hierarchy.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Upon realizing how the E-Pandora are being sacrificed in a political game, she chooses to be good, and risks being charged with treason to tell her father to try and investigate the E-Pandora project.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: And paid for it big time.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Slaps Chiffon and calls her out for choosing to follow the Chevalier instead of helping the E-Pandora.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The electric torture the Chevalier put her through damaged her nerve endings, making it harder for her to use her Attack Drones at their full potential in her fight against Bonaparte.

Ticy Phenyl

Voiced by: Aya Uchida (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

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West Genetics Rank: 3rd initially, ranked 1st after the 11th Nova Clash
Volt Weapon: Gigantes Grave
Limiter: Abel
Weakspot: Neck

Ticy is the third-ranked third-year student. She hails from Finland, and acts as Chiffon's assistant in the position of Student Council Vice-President.

Tropes:

  • Accidental Hero: During her second Carnival, when Chiffon took out 50 freshman Pandora, Ticy was the only one to damage Chiffon. By just talking to her and telling her to go back to her kind self, Ticy got Chiffon to stop fighting and pass out in a cold heap. Ticy was declared the winner and became the 3rd-ranked Pandora of her class.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Chiffon was the only student to treat her nicely before and after Ticy's first Carnival. See The Bodyguard and Took a Level in Badass to see what Chiffon's kindness drove her to be.
  • The Bodyguard: Her sole goal, once she took a level in badass, became not to gain ranks, but to protect Chiffon. Considering Chiffon held the 1st place spot until her death in Alaska, it goes without saying Ticy succeeded pretty handily.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Her defeat of Arnett during the election duel and the way she took out the Nova that nearly killed Elizabeth during the Platoon 13 joint training exercise.
  • Extreme Doormat: She was treated like crap before Chiffon arrived and became her friend.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: During the Platoon 13 joint exercise, she's freaking out majorly and can't fight, all while a ghost of Chiffon mocks her for being a Dirty Coward. It isn't until Elizabeth and Andre show up and put themselves in danger yet again to help her that she's able to get a grip.
  • Important Haircut: She cuts her hair to perfectly resemble Chiffon's, ribbon in hair included, after Chiffon's death. The ribbon, though, is discarded after her power-up moment in the joint exercise.
  • Jerkass Façade: Develops one, appearing to be stoic and standoffish in public, to present herself as a serious and capable leader that can truly succeed Chiffon. In reality, she's still emotionally devastated by Chiffon's death, but only reveals her emotions when she's by herself or under severe emotional stress.
  • Power Gives You Wings: After facing her fears during the Pandora-Valkyrie exercise and resolving to help Elizabeth fight no matter how much damage she takes in the process, she sprouts wings similar to Satellizer and Rana's and gains a major power boost. This is stated to be a "parting gift" by the phantom of Chiffon that had been haunting Ticy's thoughts the entire time.
  • Red Baron/Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "The Hitman."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Arnett's red in Freezing: First Chronicle. Plays this role again once she becomes Student Council President.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Serves as this to Chiffon in Freezing: First Chronicle.
  • Taking Up The Mantle: She puts herself forward as a nominee for Student Council President in order to take up Chiffon's legacy. She then relinquishes the title to Elizabeth once Elizabeth comes back to Genetics.
  • Tareme Eyes: before Chiffon's death. Regains them after coming to terms with Chiffon's death and giving the post of Student Council President to Elizabeth.
  • Tsurime Eyes: after Chiffon dies, as a part of her stoic mask. Couples with Dull Eyes of Unhappiness and never smiling, making it look like she's emotionally dead inside.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • At first she was known as "zero points," and was constantly bullied. By the time of one of her sophomore Carnivals, she holds 3rd rank at 2,200 points.
    • After the 11th Nova Clash, she defeats Arnett in a Curb-Stomp Battle to determine which one of them will become the next president of the Student Council.
    • During the botched Pandora-Valkyrie joint exercise, a new burst of Heroic Resolve enables her to become even stronger, and she cuts down one of the super-strong Nova thrashing Elizabeth in one strike.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Her beloved pet turtle, Tii, was held hostage by some Alpha Bitches until Ticy got some lewd photos of Chiffon. Sadly, they were too prideful to read the care instructions and ended up killing Tii.

Arnett McMillan

Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa (JP), Jad Saxton (EN)

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West Genetics Rank: 4th initially, ranked 2nd after the 11th Nova Clash
Volt Weapon: Scythe Machina
Limiter: Morrison
Weakspot: Left shin bone

The fourth-ranked third-year student, who hails from Switzerland. Though unable to use Tempest Turn, she's nevertheless a highly proficient user of the Accel Turn technique, being able to move so quick she can attack from another direction than where she appears to be, the only trace of her being a mere afterimage. Her Accel Turn is unique even among other "Accel-only" types, as she can use Double and Triple Accel without the typical lag between turns. Morrison is her Limiter.

Tropes:

  • Ax-Crazy: When there's a weapon in her hand, or when she's fired up to fight.
  • Berserk Button: Do not, under any circumstances, insult her father. Messing with Elizabeth or any of her other friends is equally as bad.
  • Blood Knight: If her nickname isn't evidence enough, the bloodthirsty smiles she gives out whenever she fights and her general eagerness to fight speaks volumes.
  • Continuity Snarl: She was originally from Switzerland. When Freezing Zero came out, her nationality was changed to American.
  • Cute But Psycho: Very attractive. Also very prone to cutting and/or beating anyone that gets in her way.
  • Daddy's Girl: She initially refused to become a Pandora because she didn't want to leave her dad. Despite being surrounded by girls from some of the richest and most prestigious families in the world, she proudly declares her father's name to them and calls him the best truck driver in the world.
  • Disney Death: She's killed by the humanoid Nova, only to be revived a couple of chapters later.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Arnett has an extreme inferiority complex when she first arrives at West Genetics and compensates by being a total jerk to everyone she meets. When Attia called her out for it and asked Arnett to apologize for insulting her father so they could be friends, Arnett outright attacked her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though she can restrain herself, Arnett is known for her infamously bad temper and attitude, as evidenced by her other nickname, "Mad Dog."
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Elizabeth, Cleo, Ingrid and Attia are her True Companions after everything they've been through, and she loves them like her sisters.
  • Flash Step: Can Double and Triple Accel without the lag between jumps.
  • Gamer Chick: She got a handheld console for her fourteenth birthday, and she can often be seen playing video games with her limiter Morrison.
  • He Who Fights Monsters/Who's Laughing Now?: Due to admittedly bad experiences during basic training, Arnett had a massive chip on her shoulder towards the much more affluent Pandora typically attending Genetics by the time she enrolled. She spent most of her early time there shunning, taunting, bullying, and attacking people much weaker than her not because they themselves had done anything wrong, but because of who their family happened to be. The girls she had a bad experience with during basic training? They shunned, bullied, and attacked one girl solely because of who her older sister was, and when Arnett tried to help her she ended up getting the same treatment.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Put a weapon in her hands and she's as Ax-Crazy as they come, and anyone who makes an enemy out of her probably won't enjoy it. However, when she isn't acting as Elizabeth's attack dog or being manipulated by Attia, she's easily the nicest and most outgoing of all the third-year students.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: During basic training, Arnett tried to help one of the other girls, who the rest of the girls were being absolutely vicious to because her sister was a deserter. The result? Arnett was similarly ostracized and bullied for the rest of training.
  • Not So Different:
    • In Freezing: Zero, Arnett's biggest Berserk Button is revealed to be insulting her father. The first thing she did when she met Attia was insult the girl's father. When Attia asked Arnett to apologize so they could be friends, even saying she'd normally never forgive someone for insulting her family, Arnett physically attacked her. In their first Carnival, Arnett slices off Attia's fingers and tries to behead her.
    • During Freezing proper, Charles mauls Attia. Arnett, in turn, would harbor a massive grudge against Charles for this. The reason Charles attacked Attia so badly? Attia insulted Charles' father.
  • Number Two: To Elizabeth, if the first chapter of Freezing: First Chronicle is any indication.
  • Red Baron: "The Blood-Spewing Trickster"
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Ticy's blue in Freezing: First Chronicle and in the main series proper, once she loses to Ticy in the Student Council President Election Battle.
  • Taking Up The Mantle: After Elizabeth temporarily retires.
  • Undying Loyalty: Again, to Elizabeth. It took a little time for them to see eye-to-eye, though; once they did, Arnett became so loyal to Elizabeth that badmouthing Elizabeth or her ideals pretty much serves as another berserk button for Arnett, almost as bad as insulting Arnett's father.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Towards Charles after she brutalizes Attia.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Ticy as one after losing to her.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In her Genetics uniform.

Cleo Brand

Voiced by: Izumi Kitta (JP), Liza Gonzales (EN)

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West Genetics Rank: 5th
Volt Weapon: Infinity Fang
Limiter: Gorou
Weakspot: Foot sole

Ranked 5th among the 3rd years, she hails from Germany. A comrade of Arnett and Attia.

Tropes:

Attia Simmons

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

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West Genetics Rank: 6th
Volt Weapon: Elegant Destroyer
Limiter: Mark
Weakspot: Head (especially being petted)

The sixth-ranked strongest third-year student, hailing from Italy. Early in the series, she begins to manipulate the other third-year Pandora to take out Satellizer under Elizabeth's orders, and later tricks Lana into fighting Satellizer, but was later stopped by Chiffon and Ticy's intervention. Though no longer allowed to target Satellizer following the incident, she still plots elaborate schemes to humiliate her, but this becomes less and less important as time goes on.

Tropes:

  • A-Cup Angst: Has been seen glaring angrily at the larger busts of other characters from time to time.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's haughty, arrogant, and rude, and thinks nothing of putting her underclassmen in their place.
  • Batman Gambit: She pulled a scheme to trick Lana into fighting Satellizer.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting Elizabeth or her ideals, as Charles finds out. Also, insulting her father, though Arnett pressed that one when they first met.
  • Manipulative Bitch: As her nickname implies
  • The Napoleon: She is the shortest and most irritable member of Elizabeth's group.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Attia finds herself on the wrong side of one of these when she challenges Charles Bonaparte to a fight for making fun of Elizabeth, culminating in Charles actually cutting Attia's breasts off.
  • Put on a Bus: The injuries Charles gave her have kept her out of the action for the better part of the Valkyrie and Busters arcs.
  • Red Baron: "The Manipulative Schemer."
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Shares this philosophy with Elizabeth.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: She's the one with all the plans in the third-year group, as her name shows, but she's also the shortest one out of all of them, either at or slightly below even Charles' height.
  • Smug Snake: She likes to plot more than fight, which leaves her fairly weak in terms of combat strength relative to the other third years in Elizabeth's group.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Attia repeatedly goaded Charles one of the elite of the Pandora. When Charles was attempting to avoid a confrontation with any Pandora, Attia called her out and mocked her status as a member of team 13. As the argument escalates Charles again attempts to disengage from the argument and concedes that she lost to Elizabeth; not satisfied with this Attia demands an apology from her and threatens to attack for not apologizing. This leads to Attia on the receiving end of a curb stomp battle; and even after losing Attia continues to act superior to Charles even though the battle accomplished nothing and was instigated by her. Charles at this point begins to lose patience with Attia and instead of stopping Attia continues to mock Charles and her father even though Attia is defenseless. When Charles threatens to seriously harm Attia and now rightfully demands an apology for antagonizing and attacking her; Attia does not stop acting superior and gets in one last jab at Charles before Charles sinks her blade into Attia's chest. Attia did all this just because she wanted to prove that Elizabeth was superior; a fact that Charles did concede.
  • Undying Loyalty: As a member of Elizabeth's class and cohort, she developed this for much the same reasons that Arnett did—that is, going through the hell that was training together.

Ingrid Bernstein

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)

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West Genetics Rank: 7th
Volt Weapon: Divine Trust
Limiter: Leo
Weakspot:Many such as under her arm

The seventh-ranked third-year student, a transfer from Germany. Her strong determination to punish those who break the Academy's rules stems from an incident that happened during her second year at the Academy; Marin Maxwell, a friend of hers, sacrificed herself to defeat a Nova and save the rest of the trainee class from dying. Believing the disorder of the lower ranks was the cause for Marin's death, she became fanatically obsessed with establishing and instilling order, regardless of the means or consequences. She is a proficient user of the Tempest Turn technique.

Tropes:

  • The Alcoholic/Drowning My Sorrows: She's seen drinking to deal with her own failure regarding Marin's death, and it's implied this isn't an uncommon occurrence among Pandora.
  • Blood Knight: When she gets pissed off, she doesn't stop until there's only one person left standing.
  • Failure Knight: Marin's death left her with a deep sense of self-loathing and an obsession with rules.
  • Fiery Redhead: Only when agitated into it.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Came to believe this during her first year at Genetics, until Elizabeth pointed out just how hard even naturally talented Pandora had to constantly push themselves to be as good as they were.
  • Honor Before Reason: She toes the third-year party line of "juniors must obey seniors" even more harshly than the other members of Elizabeth's group because of the circumstances of Marin's death.
  • Red Baron: "The Invincible Defender of Order."
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In her Genetics uniform.

Miyabi Kannazuki

Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (JP), Leah Clark (EN)


West Genetics Rank: 15th
Volt Weapon: Homing Daggers
Limiters: Three currently unnamed Limiters.

A beautiful and flirty junior who gives herself the nickname The Liberator of Virtue. Miyabi partnered with three Limiters. She confidently requests Kazuya to become her fourth Limiter, and reacts aggressively when he refuses.

Tropes:

  • Bondage Is Bad: Invokes the look and mannerisms for sex appeal, and while successful, it only reinforces her Small Name, Big Ego qualities.
  • Blood Knight: Once Satellizer cuts her face, Miyabi pretty much goes out for blood. Lots of blood.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Miyabi molests Satellizer, takes embarrassing pictures of the whole thing, and almost lets her Limiters sexually assault Satellizer because Kazuya rejected her.
  • Hate Sink: She's a very unpopular character, mostly due to her bad attitude and her penchant for treating Limiters like toys and tools to a rather disgusting degree.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In the anime, Chiffon manages to talk Satellizer down when she's about to thrust Nova Blood into Miyabi's chest. In the manga, Chiffon fails, though apparently Miyabi survives.
  • I Have the High Ground: During the Carnival when Chiffon gained her reputation, she held a high position and used her Volt Weapon to hold back both Arnett and Elizabeth.
  • Jerk Ass: See the Disproportionate Retribution example listed above.
  • Kick the Dog/Bullying a Dragon: To Satellizer and Kazuya. She won't be doing that again.
  • Red Baron: "The Rookie Limiter Devourer."
  • Shotacon: Though most Pandora tend to pick younger boys anyway, Miyabi takes a particular pleasure out of it, potentially because she likes to dominate them.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Brags proudly about her title as the Liberator of Virtue, despite the fact that it's not that great and she's not that strong.
  • Smug Snake: She only has the upper hand against Satellizer because she has strength in numbers. When that's gone, Satellizer is way stronger than her, and proves that point very violently.
  • The Vamp: Has a thing for dominatrix play involving younger boys.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In her Genetics uniform.

    Other Students 

Ganessa Roland

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

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Year: Sophomore
Volt Weapon: Binding Chains
Limiter: Arthur
Weakspot: Underarms

Satellizer's self-declared rival, a second year student from England. Very competitive and hot headed, her Carnival victory over Satellizer earns her Rank SS and the title of number 1 Pandora of the second year, which she wastes no time in bragging to Satellizer about. Despite her obnoxious personality traits, she is steadfastly loyal to the cause, and will do everything in her power to fight the Nova or help her fellow Pandora when they need it most. Her Limiter is Kazuya's classmate Arthur, whom she is apparently quite fond of. Her Volt Weapon, the Binding Chains, manifests as a number of flail-like chains.

Tropes:

Arthur Crypton

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP), Chris Burnett (EN)


Year: Freshman
Pandora: Ganessa Roland

Kazuya's classmate and dorm neighbor. Arthur is a freshman Limiter partnered with Ganessa Roland, whom he describes as "a real lover, a babe, strong and sweet on me too." His devotion to Ganessa seems absolute, and he is the second person to warn Kazuya about Satellizer.

Tropes:

  • Amazon Chaser: He likes Ganessa partially because she's so strong.
  • Barrier Warrior: Comes with the territory as a Limiter with Freezing powers.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Another reason why he likes Ganessa so much—he just thinks she's hot in general.
  • Nice Guy: He's pleasant and generally mild-mannered.

Kaho Hiiragi

Voiced by: Rumi Ookubo (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN)


Year: Freshman
Volt Weapon: Dual Katana
Limiter: None

Kazuya's fellow Japanese classmate as well as the class president. She wastes no time upon meeting Kazuya to gossip about Satellizer and along with Arthur warns him against apologizing to her. She is shocked and amazed when she sees Kazuya grab Satellizer's arm in the cafeteria without any violent repercussions.

Tropes:

    Staff 

Yu-Mi Kim

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)


Gender: Female
Volt Weapon: Getsuro ("Moon Wave")
Weakspot: Breasts

The physics teacher and training instructor at the Genetics academy. She is one of the numbers, the group who helped bring an end to the 8th Nova Clash four years previously. She and Eliza left the army to become instructors at Genetics. She was a comrade to Kazuya's older sister Kazuha when they fought the Nova together. Her volt weapon is a spear.

Tropes:

  • Adults Are Useless: As straight an example as they come. The third-year students essentially wage an all-out against against Satellizer, and they punish Satellizer instead of the third-year students.
  • Blade on a Stick: Getsuro takes the appearance of a polearm.
  • Breast Attack: Her weakness. A tad unsurprising, considering how large and sensitive her breasts are, and that it's revealed in an OVA that (despite her tough/teacher-like persona) Yu-Mi succumbs rather quickly to sexual arousal and pleasure; leaving her easy to seduce and defeat.
  • Gag Boobs: According to a post on Dal-young Lim's blog, Kim has the largest bust size. When Kazuha crashes into her, Kazuha is knocked off her feet. It's even lampshaded.
    Shion: "Did you hear that?"
    Elize: "They went 'boing~'"
  • Hot Teacher: Mostly due to her age (23) and her gigantic breasts, but as stated, she pulls double duty as a physics teacher and a training instructor.
  • Student Council President: In Freezing Zero.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Happens to her constantly.

Medical Officer Eliza Schmitz

Voiced by: Fumie Mizusawa (JP), Stephanie Young (EN)


Gender: Female
Volt Weapon: Doppelganger
Weakspot: Back

The academy's medical officer and one of the numbers. Like Yumi, Eliza left the army to become an instructor at Genetics, and the two appear to be close friends. Her Volt Weapon is Doppelganger, a pair of daggers.

Tropes:

Sister Margaret

Voiced by: Rieko Takahashi (JP), Dusty Jacks (EN)

The principal of the Genetics academy. She welcomes Kazuya warmly due to his relation to Kazuha.

Tropes:

  • Adults Are Useless: Somewhat. Seems competent enough at her administrative duties, but she's as bad as the other adults when it comes to discipline and oversight.
  • The Dragon: To Gengo Aoi. She may be in charge of West Genetics, but Gengo calls the shots.
  • Nice Hat: Vaguely resembles a papal hat crossed with a nun's habit.
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have:
    • In the fifth OVA, Margaret (along with Eliza and Yu-Mi) ends up naked against her will, much to the joy of the male staff of West Genetics. Regardless of how Sister Margaret tries to hide herself, there are two words to describe what was shown: "Nice body."
    • In chapter 202, she ditches the robes for a pencil skirt during a night out and is smoking hot as a result.

Other Pandora

    Top 5 Pandora 

Chiffon Fairchild

See "3rd Year Students" folder.

Roxanne Elipton

Voiced by: Aimi Terakawa (JP), Angela Chase (EN)

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US Rank: 1st
Worldwide Rank: 2nd initially, ranked 1st after 11th Nova Clash
Year: 3rd
Volt Weapon: Fairchild Buster
Limiter: Shi-Jing Hong

Known as the Immortal, Roxanne is a Pandora from Genetics America, based in the United States. She is capable of regenerating any part of her body, and is sometimes addressed as "Zombie Girl" and "Undead" by Charles as a result. She is one of the top five strongest third-year Pandora at Genetics worldwide, being ranked second.

Tropes:

  • Ambiguously Gay: She gropes other girls, she performs Marshmallow Hell on other girls, she invites other girls to stare at her chest (showing some disappointment when they decline), she has quite a bit of Les Yay going on with Charles, and she hasn't shown the slightest interest in boys. She may be in a relationship with her Limiter like many other Pandora are, but if she is, it hasn't been shown.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Roxanne realizes a Pandora's life will most likely be short and bloody. However, instead of using this as an excuse to be a bitch, she sees it as the best reason for Pandora to become True Companions, and she is more than willing to sacrifice her own life for a friend.
  • Attack Drones: Those two shields of hers can split apart into over a dozen independent, flight-capable units. They don't quite seem to have the kind of offense a proper Stigma Satellite System has, but we've only seen them in a single blink-and-miss-it scene so far.
  • Berserk Button: She has a few, some Played for Laughs and some not. Being called "zombie" or "granny" tends to get Played for Laughs. Hearing people insult those weaker than them simply because they're weaker is a major one for her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Silly Ones: She's eccentric, perverted, outgoing, and personable. However, if you manage to piss her off, she can and will unleash a world of hurt on you.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She leaves being merely Genre Savvy behind and starts heading into this trope, first by commenting "this story is set at a school," before saying something to the effect of "the readers would be disappointed if she didn't do something interesting."
  • Butt Monkey: Her energetic and easy-going personality lends itself well to making her the butt of a lot of jokes.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Specifically, this is the type of smile she typically wears.
  • Cool Big Sis: She plays this trope all around, but she seems to especially fill this role for Charles, and is actually responsible for a lot of the latter's Character Development.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Don't let that goofy exterior fool you. She's the second strongest Pandora in the world (upgraded to first strongest after the Alaska mess), for a reason. At 20% power, she wiped the floor with Arnett, who had taken enough levels in badass to give Charles trouble, without even getting her clothes dirty. This all happened when Arnett was going all out and was Brainwashed and Crazy, which drastically increased her abilities at the time. After that she single-handedly held off two of the Saurian Nova that were practically soloing entire groups of Pandora.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Her heart absolutely MELTS at the adorable sight of Satellizer's embarrassment after Roxanne gropes Satellizer's breasts. ("She's so cute!! She's just TOO CUTE!!")
  • Died Standing Up: Her legs and part of her lower body were the only parts of her left, and they were standing straight up.
  • Disney Death: She gets possessed by a Nova, but she manages to fight it off for long enough to kill herself. A few chapters later, she's resurrected. She even lampshades it:
    Cha... rles... Check it out... I... I can't believe it, I really am immortal... (Man am I awesome...)
  • Dying as Yourself: The point of her suicide, though she is later healed by Windy May.
  • Establishing Character Moment: After everyone at the Alaska base first finds out that Kazuya is Gengo's grandson, most of the Pandora are understandably nervous and intimidated by it. Roxanne walks right up to him and says hi, before telling him she sympathizes with his (and his family's) hardships and that she respects their strength. She then gropes Satellizer with a huge grin on her face, and follows that by bringing up a few points about the E-Pandora project—mostly talking about how it seems too good to be true and how it boils down to outright human experimentation. This tells you all you need to know about Roxanne—she's friendly and outgoing, and a bit of a pervert, but not nearly as stupid as she acts.
  • Face Death with Dignity/Heroic Suicide: She overrides the Nova's mind control and kills herself so she wouldn't keep attacking and killing her comrades. Her final words to them:
    I don't have much time, so I'll make this quick. This Nova is really strong, don't be distracted by sympathy or weak thinking. And it's not my style to be a burden to you, so let me say good bye while I have this chance.
  • The Fettered: She'll never use her Volt Weapon, or even her high-end skills, on another Pandora. This is because she realizes that comrades have to trust each other, and that abusing her strength to prove a point only breaks that trust.
  • Fiery Redhead: Played with; she's generally the most mellow of the Pandora in any given group, but when she's ready to fight, she doesn't pull her punches.
  • The Gadfly: She has shades of this around most people, but around Charles, it really comes out.
  • Genki Girl: She's always cheerful, extremely energetic, and much more outgoing than Chiffon.
  • Genre Savvy: When she invited the Valkyries to eat with the Pandora and Limiters, she guessed they would turn her down, as this is a high school setting.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Played for laughs; she has a lot of pet peeves that are very easy to set off, but she doesn't react too seriously most of the time, settling for playfully scolding people instead. Getting her actually angry, however, is a very different story. Just make sure you don't actually pull it off.
  • Healing Factor: Supposedly, you can hit her as many times as you like and she'll still get up. Hence her nickname.
  • The Heart: Roxanne is very proactive in trying to head off conflicts and make teammates feel included and welcome. This isn't just towards Pandora; she extends the same courtesy to the E-Pandora, even though at the time they were so much weaker than her she could have killed them all single-handedly, and to the Valkyries—who made it clear that they were either indifferent to the Pandora or eager to replace them.
  • Heroic Willpower: She gets mind-controlled by a Nova at the end of Chapter 134, and is forced to fight her friends. However, after hearing Charles beg her to come back to herself, she manages to fight off the Nova's control for a short period of time.
  • Hidden Depths: She's a lot more insightful than she originally appears, and she's pretty good at reading people. Chiffon even says Roxanne is actually more serious than anyone else she knows.
  • Humble Hero: Well, OK, she's ranked #2 in the world (later #1). She knows she's ridiculously powerful for a Pandora, but she's not arrogant. She treats other Pandora, even those far weaker than her, as equals, and she will readily admit when she's hopelessly outclassed.
  • Insistent Terminology: She's not a "Zombie-Woman," or an "Undead," thank you very much. She's "The Immortal." It sounds cooler.
  • The Kirk: Not in the context of any specific Power Trio, but she's one of the few characters we've seen who has been able to balance cold logic with her sense of right and wrong, which makes her a good mediator when people actually bother to listen to her. She has moral reasons for doing things like blindly obeying orders (see My World Government, Right or Wrong), and cold, logical reasons for being a good person, even when being the better person is difficult (see The Fettered).
  • The Leader: She's the second in command of Squad 13 (after Suna Lee), and she's well suited to the job: she's kind and charismatic, acts as a mediator, and can put aside her own feelings so she can keep her eyes on what matters. The only thing she's lacking in is assertiveness, so people often don't listen to her even when they really should.
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: She states in the anime that she's more comfortable naked, seems oddly comfortable with other girls' bodies, and she seemed to enjoy spanking other Pandora way to much.
    Pandora: Aaah! Don't spank me!!
    Roxanne: Eheh~ Those're some nice childbearing hips you've got on you~
  • My World Government, Right or Wrong: Roxanne subscribes to a less extreme version of this for practical reasons. She wants to do what is right and what will ultimately help humanity, so she'll follow any orders she's given; the way she sees it, the people giving the orders are the ones who likely have the most information, meaning their decisions are more informed and more likely to be right. She's still willing to criticize the lack of morals and ethics in the government, or be skeptical about certain things she's told, she's willing to admit when the government's orders are wrong, and she has the capacity to forgive those who disobeyed said orders.
  • Nice Girl: She's got to be the most unambiguously nice Pandora in the entire series. Take the jerks with hearts of solid gold, such as Satellizer, Elizabeth, Arnett, and Chiffon, keep the altruism, good intentions, etc. that make them good people, get rid of the abrasive/aloof/ax-crazy/depressingly cynical personalities, and replace them with a genuinely friendly and outgoing personality with a few quirks—you get Roxanne in a nutshell.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She gropes Satellizer and later on spanks another Pandora, both times in public and surrounded by others.
  • Odd Friendship: With Charles. Nice Girl and Jerkass.
  • Only Sane Girl: Despite her eccentric personality, she often calls out irrational or impractical behavior when she sees it, focusing on trying to make sure that Pandora survive to keep fighting the Nova.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The only times she stops smiling are when shit really hits the fan.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: When she's not being badass, she's this. Her quirky personality, perverted tendencies, and lack of any real major psychoses help.
  • The Pollyanna: Unless she's on the losing end of a Curb-Stomp Battle, she's eternally cheerful and optimistic, and unlike *ahem* certain others, this isn't a façade. It's not that she isn't aware of how dangerous her job is, or what's at stake, she just refuses to let it get to her.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: After the Alaska Arc, she switches out her thigh socks for these.
  • Red Baron: "The Immortal"
  • Slasher Smile: She's been known to sport one of these in battle every now and then.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She acts stupid, has a perverted streak, and doesn't really seem to take much seriously. However, she's the first person to point out that the E-Pandora project isn't exactly aboveboard, without having any actual evidence of what's really going on.
  • Tempting Fate: She deliberately groped Satellizer, despite knowing of Satellizer's reputation as the "Untouchable Queen," specifically because she wanted to see what would happen when she groped someone who was thought of as "untouchable."
    Chiffon: "W-W-What are you doing, Roxanne!? Do you not know what 'Untouchable' means!? It means don't touch her!!"
    Roxanne: "But I wanted to see what it'd be like if I did~"
  • Thanks for the Mammary: She gropes Satellizer, much to the West Genetics participants' shock and horror.
  • Underestimating Badassery: This happens to her a lot. Unlike the other 99% of the female cast, she won't bring her Volt Weapon or high end skills into an argument between Pandora, which makes a lot of people treat her like a pushover (and to be fair, she kind of is). Still, it's not a good idea to forget she's the #2 in the entire world, and she earned the title of "The Immortal."
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Charles. They toss insults at one another (in fact, Charles is the only one who Roxanne consistently insults and pulls pranks on), but after the stunts Charles pulled at West Genetics, Roxanne's probably the only friend she has.
  • Wolverine Claws: Like Chiffon, she has a pair of massive clawed gauntlets that control a pair of floating shields. However, her shields are a bit different from Chiffon's, looking much more technological. Interestingly, her Volt Weapon is called the "Fairchild Buster," implying they were developed by the Americans as a countermeasure to be used against Chiffon if it ever became necessary. Given how even Roxanne admits Chiffon is in an entirely different class from her, it's unknown if the Fairchild Buster would've been effective at all.

Julia Munberk

Voiced by: Hisako Tōjō (JP), Sarah Wiedenheft (EN)
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Panzer Rank: 1st
Worldwide Rank: 3rd initially, ranked 2nd after 11th Nova Clash
Year: 3rd
Volt Weapon: Stigma Satellite System
Limiter: Unnamed

Tropes:

  • Absolute Cleavage: Notable for being one of the very few Pandora to have this in her Genetics uniform, as she wears it open with the top few buttons of her dress shirt undone.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime added quite a few... quirks to Julia's personality, almost to the point of being a completely different character. She was mostly silent in the manga and almost never interacted with other Pandora. The anime portrayed her as an Ambiguously Gay Lovable Sex Maniac with No Sense of Personal Space and heaps of Les Yay with Cathy.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She doesn't talk very much, if at all, and when she does, her sentences are short and to the point.
  • Area of Effect: When she realizes she can't dodge Cathy's attacks or retaliate fast enough to hit her, she covers the entire area in shock waves even faster than Cathy to make it impossible for Cathy to move anywhere without getting hit by them.
  • Attack Drone: Her Stigma Satellite System makes Elizabeth's look like pea-shooters. Instead of firing Frickin' Laser Beams, they fire shock waves that can be used for both offense and defense.
  • Custom Uniform of Sexy:
    • She's one of the most uniquely-dressed Pandora we've seen, if not the most unique. Not only are her socks a different color and length from everyone else's, she wears a partially unbuttoned dress shirt, and over that she has an actual jacket that's once again not even the same color as the standard Pandora uniform.
    • Her uniform in the anime wasn't as customized as in the manga, but it was still the most unique (since Satellizer got the same uniform as everyone else): The top she wore was a sleeveless version of the regular Pandora top, but without all the layers and no Cleavage Window, and she still had short socks and a partially undone top.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She just won't lose her cool, not even after Cathy beat her.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Though not to the same extent as Charles, she can use Tempest Turn, and Cathy notes during their battle how realistic the clones are.
  • Emotionless Girl: Presents as one, to the point where even pain from injuries barely register to her.
  • Gale-Force Sound: The shock waves she fires from her hands toss around the E-Pandora like they're rag dolls and gauge massive chunks out of the walls.
  • Germanic Efficiency: She's German and one of the most coldly efficient Pandora we've seen to date.
  • Lady of War: She never drops that calm, collected mask, not even when Cathy rips one of her arms off.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She loses her left arm to Cathy, yet she acts like nothing happened.
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: Those shock waves of hers? Yeah, it turns out she doesn't actually need a manifested Volt Weapon to do that. They just get a lot stronger when she actually does.
  • Oh Crap!/This Is Gonna Suck: When Cathy breaks Mach 3 and gets past Julia's shock wave defense. She looks like she's about to cry.
  • Perpetual Frowner: You can count on one hand the number of panels she's appeared in with something other than a neutral frown on her face. Even in official illustrations don't show her with anything other than a frown.
  • The Quiet One: She really doesn't speak much, and when she does...
  • Red Baron: "The Maverick."
  • Shockwave Clap: Her Division Wave attack fires shock waves that behave like Razor Wind at Mach 3.
  • Skinship Grope: In the anime, she loves doing this to other Pandora, but her favorite target/victim is Cathy. She can measure a girl's cup size this way.
  • Slave Collar: Wears a thin belt-like collar around her neck.
  • The Stoic: She loses an arm and doesn't even seem to notice, much less express any pain or surprise about it.
  • Terse Talker: She says what she needs to say in as few words as possible. Half the time she actually sounds like a robot, like when she started hunting the E-Pandora:
    "Enemy target detected. Activation and use of Mark IV confirmed. Commencing elimination procedures immediately."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The rest of the top 5 Pandora (minus Chiffon, of course) came back to feature rather prominently in the Valkyrie arc. Julia, for some reason, is nowhere to be seen.
  • Worthy Opponent: After spending their entire battle looking down on her, Julia finally recognizes Cathy's strength after seeing her destroy a Nova's core in a single blow.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Notable for its absence. Julia has a Grade C, which is at odds with the Grade A sported by every single other Pandora.

Charles Bonaparte

Voiced by: Rikako Yamaguchi (JP), Megan White (EN)

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L.D.T Rank: 1st
Worldwide Rank: 4th initially, ranked 3rd after 11th Nova Clash
Year: 3rd
Volt Weapon: Vibrato Hell
Limiter: Citroen

Charles Bonaparte is a member of France Genetics. She likes to listen to classical music on her headphones in order to get motivated for fights, and is known as the Tempest Phoenix for her incredible skill with the Tempest Turn technique. She is extremely loyal to the Chevalier and has a complete lack of tolerance for anyone who rebels against them.

Tropes:

  • Ambiguously Gay: While it's not nearly as blatant as Roxanne's sexuality, Charles' attachment to Roxanne seems to be deeper than mere friendship.
  • Barrier Warrior: She also has a defensive barrier thanks to her upgraded stigmata, in addition to her immense speed and physical power.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Traitors to the Chevalier, or being reminded she lost to Elizabeth.
    • All those pale in comparison to her biggest one: insulting her father, Marks Spencer. In fact, pressing this is what got Attia savaged so badly. Before that, Charles was content to simply beat the tar out of Attia; after Attia insults Charles's father, though, Charles cut off at least one of Attia's breasts.
  • Bokukko: Uses this as her personal pronoun in the Japanese text.
  • Character Development: She eventually realizes she should stop being so self-centered about her sense of justice. She also, if slowly, begins to realize she can put her faith in the rest of Platoon 13.
  • Cry Cute: When Roxanne tells Charles she doesn't hold a grudge against Charles or her father for their actions in Alaska—and in fact calls Charles her comrade in spite of those things—Charles breaks down in tears.
  • Daddy's Girl: This is apparent as early as Charles' fight with Elizabeth, when her faith in her father spurs her to fight like a madman. Later on, Roxanne gets her to reveal the reason why she so adamantly defends her father's actions—despite knowing what happened to the E-Pandora was wrong, and despite Marks Spencer deserving his comeuppance for doing some admittedly horrible things, Charles hates how he willingly acted as a Scapegoat for the government. In her eyes, everyone thinks he's a monster when any other member of the government would have done the same things he did if they'd been selected to oversee the project instead of him.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She is this to Marks Spencer, who saved her as a child and adopted her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She'll snark at anybody who talks to her even when they've pissed her off.
  • Death Glare: She gives one to Elizabeth, Satellizer & co. as she threatens to kill them for high treason after dispatching Amelia.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Charles hits this at a run when Roxanne kills herself, and she just keeps on going. While Satellizer and Rana rush forward to kill the Nova that caused the whole thing, Charles just sits there in a horrified daze until the other Pandora getting their asses handed to them snaps her out of it.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: She can make 10 copies of herself using Tempest Turn.
  • Flash Step: She is very good at this.
  • French Jerk: Given her nationality.
  • Freudian Excuse: She was abandoned on the streets as a young child by her poor parents and forced to steal to survive. She was also treated badly by other orphans on the street, and their abuse of outside authority gave her quite a bit of disdain for the lower class and those who took the protection provided by the strong for granted. Couple that with Marks Spencer—a government official who subscribes heavily to I Did What I Had to Do—being the first person who was kind to her, and you have someone who is Elizabeth's Foil.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Justified, in that Charles, despite being a boy's name, is sometimes given to girls in France.
  • The Glomp: She was so happy to see Roxanne alive again she used Accel to tackle her.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Woah, boy, it does not take much to set this girl off.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: She's actually the only character who wears headphones, and she really has only one friend. Even her relationship with her Limiter is strained, and it's pretty clear the two of them aren't equals, but rather in a partnership where Citroen takes orders from Charles.
  • Heel Realization: When Roxanne is Brainwashed and Crazy and Lana's attempting to stop her, Charles realizes how Gina's friends must have felt when Charles attacked and killed Gina during the E-Pandora arc. The realization that Gina's friends cared for her the same way that Charles cares about Roxanne literally shakes Charles to the core, causing her to break out into Tears of Fear and beg Roxanne to go back to normal.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She attempts one in order to buy Arnett enough time to run away from the Nova during the Platoon 13 joint exercise, and even asks Arnett to apologize to Attia on her behalf. Redemption Equals Death is only narrowly avoided by Arnett choosing to fight anyway in an attempt to save Charles' life.
  • Hypocrite: She calls out Elizabeth and co. for disobeying orders and acting on their emotions. The main reason she's so loyal to the Chevalier is because her father is Marks Spencer, one of their highest-ranking members. In other words, she's as motivated by her feelings as they are.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: A lot of her arrogant, self-righteous posturing is a result of her being unsure of herself and her decision to blindly follow orders and fight the E-Pandora. Furthermore, the main reason she picked a fight with Attia is because Attia brought up her defeat to Elizabeth, a very big sore point for her. And then Attia insulted her father.
  • Jerkass: She's calmly and openly condescending and hostile to everyone, even her own Limiter, and dismissive of the E-Pandora.
  • Jerkass Façade: A good part of her atrocious behavior stems from her father's arrest and her own feelings of inadequacy. A big example of this is how she rages at Satellizer, Lana, and Cathy about how she can't trust them after they disobeyed orders during the E-Pandora arc, despite not giving them a reason to trust her either. If her conversation with Roxanne is any indication, her open hostility in this regard stems from thinking none of them will trust her, thanks to her loyalty to Marks Spencer.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Charles first meets Team 13, she points out that just recently some of its members were also part of the E-Pandora rebellion, and could have easily crippled the operations of the only organization which can effectively fight the Nova and gotten everyone killed. While Charles is clearly acting like an ass, all previous interactions proved to her that Team 13 are easily swayed by emotion, contrary to discipline that is required of soldiers fighting in a life or death situation. Team 13 gives no evidence that the next time a morally ambiguous situation arises that they will remain loyal to the Pandora cause, let alone defend Charles during battle. Charles for her part gives them the benefit of the doubt, but until proven otherwise is going to justifiably scrutinize their actions and attitudes.
  • Knight Templar: Absolutely, unrelentingly believes in the righteousness of the Chevalier in the E-Pandora arc. She later admits that she was not quite in the right, and becomes a better person for it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's extremely fast, she hits hard, and thanks to her Heroic Stigmata and new technology, she has an extremely powerful defensive barrier.
  • Marshmallow Hell: She gets a faceful of Roxanne's breasts on at least two separate occasions.
  • Moral Myopia: When reintroduced, she is assured the Chevalier were right (if brutal) and Elizabeth was wrong, applying this trope to the Chevalier's actions. Later, Roxanne correctly guesses Charles always knew that the Chevalier were wrong, but was unwilling to admit it because it would have also meant Spencer was wrong too.
  • Mundane Utility: At one point, she actually jumped at Roxanne using Accel Turn in order to glomp her.
  • My World Government, Right or Wrong: Charles zig-zags this trope a bit. While she does truly believe the Chevalier is a Necessary Evil, the real reason she's ridiculously loyal is because she's the adopted daughter of a high-ranking member of the group, and holds her loyalty to him above everyone else. After the events of the E-Pandora arc, she is morally conflicted over her decision, and lashes out as a result.
  • The Napoleon: She hits all the points: temperamental, aggressive, and vertically handicapped. She even gets pissed when Roxanne calls her "midget" or "halfling."
  • Odd Friendship: With Roxanne. You'd almost wonder why such a kind person like Roxanne would be so attached to a bitch like Charles, but it's because Roxanne realizes just how lonely and insecure she really is.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She has a significantly smaller build and stature than all the other Pandora. She's also quite adept at hand to hand combat and a lot tougher than she looks.
  • Pride Before a Fall: Before Elizabeth and Andre work her over, she's absolutely positive that she's not going to lose.
  • Red Baron: "Tempest Phoenix."
  • Selective Obliviousness: She completely ignores Andre willingly sacrificing himself to give Elizabeth a fighting chance. Instead she declares Elizabeth betrayed Andre by using him.
  • Slasher Smile:
    • The first hint we get she's not nearly as collected as she initially seems is the decidedly unfriendly grin plastered all over her face whenever she fights, or even anticipates a fight.
    • In fact, the very first time we see her (as well as Roxanne and Julia) is a small cameo in Chapter 26 as Milena Marius talks to Cathy Lockharte about the other Top 5 Pandora. Julia is frowning, like always, Roxanne is wearing her Cheshire Cat Grin, and Charles has a vicious Slasher Smile.
  • This Cannot Be!: As soon as Andre's Heroic Sacrifice pins her down enough for Elizabeth to win.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Elizabeth and co. for assisting the E-Pandora, pointing out how the world was still under threat from the Nova and asking how they would take responsibility if Nova destroyed the world as a result of them acting against the Chevalier who, despite being morally bankrupt, are humanity's bastion against the Nova.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Begins to cry very messily and rant in anger as she loses.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Roxanne, though there's a bit more vitriol going Roxanne's way than there is going Charles'. Still, the two of them deeply care for each other.

Cathy Lockharte

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP), Kristi Kang (EN)

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East Genetics Rank: 1st
Worldwide Rank: 5th initially, ranked 4th after 11th Nova Clash
Year: 3rd
Volt Weapon: Falchion
Limiter: Kyoichi
Weakspot: Doesn't know yet

Cathy Lockharte is a Pandora who, at the age of eight, became one of the select few to receive some of the "Heroic Stigmata" used by Kazuha Aoi. She has three of them and a compatibility rate of 90%, whereas most others can boast maybe 20%. Cathy fought Satellizer in the past, and holds severe doubts about whether she really wants to fight as a Pandora as a result of how ferociously Satellizer fought against her.

Tropes:

  • Badass Bookworm: Her hobby is writing novels.
  • Because I'm Good at It: A big part of why she became a Pandora was because of her compatibility with the Heroic Stigmata as well as her talent.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't let this girl fool you. Sure, she's nice, but when the chips are down she can play hardball with the best of them. When the Pandora started started suffering Mind Rape of epic proportions during the joint exercise due to their synchronization with the Stigmata, her solution to helping them snap out of it was to start pinning them down and ripping out their Stigmata.
  • Blue Blood: Her family is rich, and is a part of the Chevalier as well.
  • Boring but Practical: Take a look at the top five Pandora: Chiffon isn't even fully human; Roxanne can heal from nearly anything almost instantly and has an experimental Volt Weapon that practically turns her into a human Gundam; Julia can fire Razor Wind shock waves without even needing to manifest a Volt Weapon; and Charles can create and control at least ten perfect clones of herself simultaneously. Cathy? She's just really, really fast.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: For a short time. Fortunately, she got better.
  • Character Development: By the time we see her again in Alaska, she learned how to be a Determinator from Satellizer and even showed a bit of actual ego against Julia. When Julia claimed Cathy was considered the weakest of the top five, Cathy said she'd have to get that corrected. She even gave us a Psychotic Smirk or two.
  • Cowardly Lion: She has a top-ranked simulation and combat record, but a fight with Satellizer el Bridget left her questioning whether or not she's actually fit for combat.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: She's an Accel-only type, which means it's impossible for her to use other high-end skills like Tempest Turn.
  • Flash Step/Super Speed: They don't call her Godspeed for nothing. Not only is she one of the few characters who can use Triple Accel without an interval, her Triple Accel is more than twice as fast as a regular Pandora's. That's not even getting into her Quadruple Accel, which is so fast it breaks Mach 2 and is explicitly stated to be impossible to dodge, and she can go even faster than that and break Mach 3 if she wants to. She can literally move faster than an F-22 fighter jet.
  • Fragile Speedster: Though Cathy is fast enough to outrun shockwaves traveling at (or exceeding) the speed of sound, Julia mentions Cathy isn't very good at defense.
  • The Gift: She has the highest compatibility with the Heroic Stigmata yet seen. Roxanne, Julia, and Charles can boast a rate of about 30% on average. Cathy's is over 90%.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Self-esteem really isn't a strong point for her, and even when she does become more confident in herself she still downplays her own ability.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Most of her early screen time was spent questioning whether or not she wanted to keep being a Pandora. She originally wanted to be a novelist, but her family wouldn't let her, so she became a Pandora instead. That didn't stop her from continuing to harbor doubts as to whether or not she was even fit to be one, especially after seeing Satellizer's determination to never lose.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Satellizer and Lana, and the sole reason she sided with them to protect the E-Pandora, even if it meant committing treason in the process.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Her father constantly stressed how important her Pandora status was as a child, to the point that Cathy threw away her own dreams to keep doing the job. As a result, she initially lacks self-confidence because of how badly she denied her own gifts.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: A couple of chapters after she loses her arm to Julia, she acts like losing it was a normal thing. Of course, given how brutal the Carnivals and battles with the Nova are, it probably is a normal thing to her.
  • Never Live It Down: An in-universe example: Being bodyjacked by a Nova and losing to Satellizer. Roxanne told Satellizer beating Cathy was an amazing feat even if she was possessed at the time, while Julia said that incident was proof Cathy was by far the weakest of the top five.
  • Nice Girl: Rie Kugimiya is definitely Playing Against Type this time round.
  • Official Couple: With Kyoichi, once the whole Brainwashed and Crazy thing was taken care of.
  • One-Hit Kill: She can destroy Nova cores with a single blow. Even Julia and Charles, who are officially stronger than her on paper, are surprised by it.
  • Red Baron: "Godspeed."
  • Reluctant Warrior: She really didn't want to be a Pandora at first.
  • Speed Blitz: Using just her Triple Accel let her move faster than Julia could follow with her eyes. When Cathy finally started using her Quadruple Accel, she was moving faster than her opponent could even think. The only way Julia could defend against it was to emit omnidirectional shock waves to stop Cathy from getting close. Then Cathy got faster and outran the shockwaves.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Early scan groups couldn't seem to agree on whether it was Cassie or some variation of Cathy. The licensed translation decided to go with Cathy.
  • Take a Third Option: During the E-Pandora incident. She didn't ally with the E-Pandora or with the World Government; she just went along with the people who saved her from being Brainwashed and Crazy. Those people just happened to side with the E-Pandora in that situation, so she ended up on their side simply by association.
  • Tim Taylor Technology: She can temporarily overclock her stigmata for a massive burst in speed to let her exceed Mach 3. The anime decided to dub this technique Quintuple Accel.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Has this sort of relationship with her father, who pressured her into being a Pandora and blatantly refused to let her do anything else with her life.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her teal hair color stands out even among most other Pandora.

    E-Pandora 
The E-Pandora are a part of the Evolutionary Pandora Project, which is meant to create Pandora without relying on the rigorous and exacting selection methods currently in place to find and train regular Pandora. However, each of the girls in the project are considered non-existent lab rats, and are being used to buy time for Doctor Oohara's research into Maria Lancelot's DNA.

Amelia Evans

Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (JP), Whitney Rodgers (EN)

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An E-Pandora said to be "three times stronger" than the others, she entered the program to support her younger brother Luke, who suffers from ALS. She can use Double Accel, but was easily defeated by Elizabeth in a mock battle; however, she has a very strong will and continues to fight even after she is beaten badly and given a concussion, a trait reminiscent of Satellizer. She was the first to try the MARK III medicine, which was a failure and almost killed her.

During the events of the E-Pandora arc, she makes friends with Satellizer and the others, only to be pushed toward the awful truth behind the project after her fellow E-Pandora, Gina, takes the new MARK IV drug and dies in the process. After injecting herself with the drug as well, Amelia hunts down Scarlett Oohara, and learns the truth about the E-Pandora project's nature as a cover for the Type-Maria project; in a fit of despair, Amelia then synchronizes with the Type-Maria clones and becomes a new Nova form, only returning to normal when Chiffon nullifies Amelia's last attack against the Alaska facility and forcibly reverts her to human form.

She reappears as Dr. Oohara's bodyguard when Gengo Aoi brings the Legendary Pandora out of cryo-sleep to fight again.

Tropes:

  • And Then Amelia Was A Nova: The effects of the MARK IV drug combine with Amelia's angst and all of the Type-Maria clones to turn her into a completely new Nova Form.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Specifically, only to Dr. Oohara after the events of the E-Pandora project; she seems to sincerely get along with and care about the other Pandora that sided with her during the events of the E-Pandora arc.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Volt Weapon manifests like this.
  • Came Back Strong: Chiffon's sacrifice boosts her capabilities to the point that she's on par with a normal Pandora at a bare minimum.
  • Cool Big Sis: For Luke. His health and safety are her primary motivations for pretty much everything she's ever done in the story.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After being told the E-Pandora project was worthless from the start. She snaps and eventually becomes a Nova.
  • Determinator: Could rival Satellizer in this aspect, as she's fought while knocked completely unconscious. Freezing: Zero proves that this has been a character trait of hers from day one, as she worked several jobs for several days straight to make absolutely sure that her little brother could afford the entry fee for the school he tested into. This only becomes more pronounced once she enters the E-Pandora project, as she continuously gives everything she's got in order to stay in the program for Luke's sake.
  • Disease Bleach: Her hair was originally red, but after being injected with the MARK III drug, it goes almost completely white.
  • Due to the Dead: She views her entire existence after the E-Pandora arc to be something like this; she feels that if she performs above and beyond the call of duty as an "E-Pandora," she'll honor all of her dead comrades.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After finding out the truth about the E-Pandora project and turning into a Nova. She does a Heel–Face Turn after returning to normal, but so far as Dr. Oohara is concerned....
  • Last Request: She acts as the intermediary to deliver each of Chiffon's last requests to Elizabeth, Arnett, Lana, and Ticy.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Nova!Gina stabbed her in the chest and she didn't even flinch.
  • One-Winged Angel: She becomes a Nova after succumbing to despair and hatred once Dr. Oohara reveals the E-Pandora all died for nothing. Chiffon's Heroic Sacrifice changes her back to human form.
  • Parental Abandonment: As part of her backstory; her parents didn't want anything to do with Luke, leaving her to take care of him all by herself.
  • Promotion to Parent: As a result of her parents' choices, she's taken this position for Luke. The consequences are examined pretty realistically; though she never resents Luke for it, Amelia had to drop out of school and get several jobs to support them both, which bites her in the ass when she can't get a good enough job to take out a loan. The stress this eventually causes her as she tries to provide for Luke's needs with limited resources—and the sheer desperation she faces once she's in over her head—is part of the reason why she enters the E-Pandora project.
  • Shower of Angst: During her first week of E-Pandora preparation training, complete with huddling in on herself and shivering with fear.
  • Skunk Stripe: Inverted—she has one red lock of hair in the middle of her forehead. It's all that remains of her original hair color after the reaction to the MARK III drug. After regaining human form from her Nova form, all her hair goes back to being red.
  • Sole Survivor: While at least some of the other E-Pandora were alive at the time, it was thinking she was this that caused Amelia to snap and enter Nova form. Her dialogue from a scene after she reappears implies that the rest of them are dead, likely due to the effects of the MARK IV.
  • Taking You with Me: She attempts to do this to the whole Alaska base in her Nova form.
  • Training from Hell: Freezing: Zero shows that Amelia had to deal with this as a part of the E-Pandora preparation training. In particular, her regular exercise for the first week has her running enough to vomit and faint on two separate occasions after getting off the treadmill. This is in addition to a grueling training regiment that leaves her exhausted and sweating in pretty much every panel that she's seen in.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Amelia's assignment as Dr. Oohara's bodyguard is basically Amelia's dream job—she gets to watch the person that she hates the most suffer for their crimes, and plans to make sure Dr. Oohara lives, no matter what, just to keep watching that suffering.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Her hatred of the human race only comes about because of the shit that Dr. Oohara put her through. Returning to normal has effectively mitigated this for her, but she still hates Dr. Oohara with a passion and makes no secret of it when she's alone with Dr. Oohara.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Thanks to Disease Bleach.

Gina Papleton

Voiced by: Izumi Kitta (JP), Milly Prower (EN)

The second strongest E-Pandora. She volunteered for the clinical trial of the MARK IV drug in order to keep the E-Pandora project afloat, but the drug's side effects nearly killed her before she changed into a Nova form and began to wreak havoc in the lab. The Pandora are eventually forced to kill her to stop her.

Tropes:

  • Determinator: Submits to the MARK IV drug despite knowing the dangers, manages not to lose herself for about a full day or two, and through sheer force of will, delivers her warning about the drug to Amelia and the others.
  • Gone Horribly Right: The MARK IV increases her powers, as promised. The only issue is what happens afterward.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents sold her to the E-Pandora project.
  • Present Absence: Her death remains a large part of why the events of the E-Pandora arc happened, and later on in the story, the circumstances in which she died serve to help Charles reach a Heel Realization. Amelia, too, draws strength and determination from Gina's memory.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She didn't get a lot of screentime, but her death basically sets in motion the events that cause Amelia's total breakdown. That, in turn, causes Chiffon's death, which in its turn causes a whole mess of problems at Genetics and may have even influenced the staging of Gengo Aoi's Valkyrie plan.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies within a chapter or two of her introduction.

Rattle

Voiced by: Yuki Kuwabara (JP), Megan Shipman (EN)

An E-Pandora who grew up as a lonely, starving orphan. Appears to be the youngest of the group, and is regarded as the little sister figure.

Tropes:

  • Big Eater: Deconstructed, as explained by her backstory; she was a lonely, starving orphan prior to entering the E-Pandora program, so she over-eats a lot.
  • Only One Name: The only Pandora who doesn't have a last name.

    Valkyries 

Tropes relating to all of them:

  • Vehicular Theme Naming: All of their last names are the names of car models from their countries of origin, except Ouka's true name.

Ouka Honda/Tenjouin

Tropes:

Franka Porsche

Tropes:

  • Expy: Of Matsu. Though Matsu is much bustier and curvaceous, the hairsyles and glasses match. Franka's also a pervert, with the very first thing she said to Kazuya being, "I want to experiment on you" while reaching for his crotch. She also seems to be the most intelligent, or at least most technically inclined, of the Valkyries.
  • Meganekko: A classic large round pair.

Lucy Renault

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Tropes:

  • Aloof Ally: According to Ouka, anyway.
  • Berserk Button: Mild, but she gets more frown-y than usual when Kazuya basically calls himself (and the Legendary Pandora, by proxy) monsters because of their genetic link with Maria Lancelot.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Being a Legendary Pandora, she was on ice for a good period of time, at least 20+ years.
  • Magic Kiss: Did this to Kazuya. It gives a hint she isn't who others think she is, as he received some pretty trippy visions as a side effect.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: She wiped out a large group of Saurian Nova, and the audience didn't get to see one bit of it.
  • Older Than They Look: Thanks to cryogenic freezing.
  • One-Man Army: Again, she wiped out an entire group of Saurian Nova on her own—a type of Nova that was more or less destroying most rank-and-file Pandora that fought them.
  • The Reveal: She is actually one of the Legendary Pandora, masquerading as a Valkyrie while waiting for the rest of her sisters to awaken.
  • Shock and Awe, and possibly Chain Lightning as well.
  • The Stoic: She has yet to even remotely crack a single smile.
  • Wham Line: "Cassandra, Teslad, Windy, Chiffon, and Kazuha. They are all my sisters. And the same goes for you, Kazuya Aoi."

Christine Evora

Tropes:

  • Drill Hair: Done up into ponytails.
  • Jerkass: Unless you're a Valkyrie, she's not at all interested in playing nice. She can never stop insulting the Pandora, and at one point, she straight up tells a few of them they're obsolete and are about to be replaced.
  • Mega Twintails: Shaped like drills, and very, very large.
  • Miles Gloriosus: She can't stop talking about how the Valkyries are so much better than Pandora, but when the Avian Novas attack, the Valkyries going at full power prove ineffective against just one of them, and Christine herself gets her shoulder torn off. On the other hand, Roxanne, one of the Pandora Christine tended to insult more than most others, was able to hold off two of the Avian Novas at the same time while only going at 20% power, doing better than the entire Valkyrie team.
  • Precocious Crush: Bit of a stretch, but Christine (who is isn't even out of her teens yet) has a massive crush on Gengo Aoi (whose old enough to be her grandfather).

Tiziana Ferrari

Tropes:

  • Gag Boobs: Part of her introduction involvers her accidentally getting Satellizer angry because she has F-Cup breasts.
  • Nice Girl: She seems to be the nicest and most outgoing of the Valkyries.

     Legendary Pandora of Lab 13 

A group of five Pandora specially created from Maria Lancelot's genes 40 years ago. All are said to be several times stronger than regular Pandora, but due to their unstable genetics, they were kept in cryogenic stasis until shortly before the 12th Nova Clash.

Cassandra

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Tropes:

  • Absolute Cleavage: She has a habit of walking around in low-cut outfits.
  • Always Someone Better: The other girls view her as this to Satellizer, since she's bustier, has longer hair and is stronger than Satellizer. The fact that Kazuya starts avoiding Satellizer almost immediately after meeting Cassandra (for completely unrelated reasons) convinces a lot of girls that Kazuya has moved on or traded up in the Love Interest department.
  • Babies Ever After: After Kazuya, she bore a daughter, a second child that Gengo took away from her. Small wonder she doesn't take kindly to having children removed from her.
  • Berserk Button: Attempting to separate her from a child she's interacting with is almost as bad as being a Nova in her general vicinity. Attempting to hurt Kazuya will basically have her respond the same way that Satellizer does, only with ten times more overkill.
  • BFG: Think something that looks like Satellizer's Nova Blood, only three times bigger. Then add the massive and continuous energy beam it can fire from one end.
  • Broken Bird: She was never fully emotionally or mentally developed. The traumas she endured at the Aoi household only served to make her worse off.
  • Buxom Is Better: Is treated by several other girls as prettier than Satellizer simply because she has bigger breasts. Cassandra herself has made no comment on the matter.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: She passes out from a single glass of wine and is kept unconscious long enough for the Buster Team to attack the party.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Seemingly gets jealous when she saw Kazuya with Satellizer. Subverted later on as her feelings towards Kazuya are maternal rather than romantic.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: When pissed off, she doesn't bother to hold back, whether her opponent is human or not.
  • Friend to All Children: Played with. She clearly loves kids, treats them nicely, and wants one of her own. However, she can become overly possessive of young children, to the point of violence if anyone tries to separate her from a child. Dialogue from Windy May hints that this is related to the circumstances of Kazuya and Kazuha's Parental Abandonment. She also has a daughter that was taken away by Gengo.
  • Mama Bear: To children in general, but not in a healthy way; she demonstrates such fierce attachment to them that she's nearly killed a mother that tried to take her child back from Cassandra. This is because she was the gestational carrier for Kazuya and nursed him until he was about two years old; their separation was traumatic enough that she relives it whenever someone tries to separate her from a child.
  • Maiden Aunt: Kazuya's biological aunt through Maria Lancelot.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Inflicts one upon Kazuya when she meets him again. He nearly suffocates.
  • No Social Skills: She barely talks, and has a very loose grip on her temper if any of her Berserk Buttons are pushed; even pre-Character Development Satellizer was better socialized than Cassandra is, which is saying quite a lot.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite being Kazuya's aunt, mostly due to the cryogenic freezing.
  • One-Man Army: She and Teslad single-handedly annihilate an army of Saurian Nova.
  • Parental Substitute: The reason why she gives a Marshmallow Hell to Kazuya when they first meet again is because she took care of him till he was two years old and still thinks of him as a child—more specifically, her child. This becomes more literal when it's revealed that Kazuya's mother Orie barely survived giving birth to Kazuha and wouldn't have been able to give birth to Kazuya; Gengo transferred Kazyua's embryo to Cassandra so that Kazuya could be properly carried to term.
  • Rape as Drama: She was raped by a grief-stricken and maddened Ryuuichi Aoi in a misguided attempt at retaliation for the tragic events that befell his family after she arrived. For reasons known only to herself, she made no effort to resist him, despite being perfectly capable of it.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It goes down to her knees!
  • Replacement Flat Character: In many ways, she's like Satellizer from the early chapters, an attractive, highly-dangerous blonde who's Not Good with People and is only interested in remaining close with Kazuya.
  • Stocking Filler: She wears thigh-high stockings underneath her ankle-length skirt.
  • The Stoic: She has a permanently disinterested expression on her face almost all the time; she does wear a very subtle smile when she first hugs Kazuya, though.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: She has this sort of dynamic with Teslad when they first arrive on the battlefield. Cassandra shoots stuff with her Wave Motion Gun while Teslad uses her blades to kill things that get close. Cassandra even uses energy beam weapons while Teslad uses swords.
  • Sword Beam: Can fire these from the other end of her Nova Weapon.
  • Wave Motion Gun: What appears to be the primary purpose of her volt weapon.

Teslad

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Tropes:

  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Her volt weapon is a pair of blades strapped to her wrists and point backwards toward her elbows.
  • The Comically Serious: Her facial expression doesn't even change when asking for or eating ice cream. It's hilarious.
  • One-Man Army: She and Cassandra single-handedly annihilate an army of saurian Nova.
  • Perpetual Frowner/The Stoic: Her expression never deviates from a frown that looks like it's just barely hiding a deep rage. Never.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: She has this sort of dynamic with Cassandra when they first arrive on the battlefield. Cassandra shoots stuff with her Wave Motion Gun while Teslad uses her blades to kill things that get close. Cassandra even uses energy beam weapons while Teslad uses swords.
  • Sword Beam: She can fire a massive one by charging up power in one of her blades.
  • The Stoic: To such an extreme that it nearly makes her an Emotionless Girl, but if one pays attention to what she's looking at and how she's reacting to it, her intentions are occasionally clearer.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Teslad does.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Those short shorts come complete with thigh high boots, giving her a Grade A.

Windy May

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Tropes:

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Mild, but she demonstrated the ability to pick apart the composition of alcohol just by smelling it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Her Establishing Character Moment is saving Kazuya and Satellizer from certain death at the hands of the humanoid Nova.
  • Combat Medic: Her first ability seen was to just hold her hammer and emit a healing wave. It repaired damage to Kazuya, Satellizer, Rana, Charles, and brought Arnett and Roxanne back from the dead. That last one is especially impressive, as Roxanne had destroyed her entire body from the abdomen up.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She's so serenely cheerful, one might be forgiven for thinking she doesn't even know she's on a battlefield. She didn't even react when she got hit point blank by an energy blast to the face.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her volt weapon is a colossal two-handed hammer.
  • Genki Girl: She seems quite energetic, especially compared to her more reserved sisters; she's the closest one to having a normal emotional range, and even then she can still be a little weird every now and then.
  • Mega Twintails: A large, shaggy pair.
  • No Sell: She gets hit point blank by the humanoid Nova, who could devastate normal Pandora with a single attack, and it doesn't even break her smile.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She seems eternally cheerful, whether she's happily greeting Kazuya or fighting the humanoid Nova.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some translations have called her Wendy May instead.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Subverted. Her decision to heal her badly wounded—or even dead—allies and ignore the powerful enemy that put them in that condition leaves her wide open, and the humanoid Nova uses the opportunity to hit her with a point-blank energy blast to the face. Windy May turns out to be powerful enough to shrug it off like it was nothing. She then answers that attack with a One-Hit Kill swing of her hammer.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Just barely averted. Her stockings go up to mid-thigh, and her skirt, which is longer than the ones almost every other Pandora wears, goes down just below the top of her stockings.

Lucy Renault

See "Valkyries" folder.

Chiffon Fairchild

See "3rd Year Students" folder.

    Failed Pandora/The Buster Team 

A group of four Pandora—Isuzu Sawatari, Jessica Edwin, Petty Liner, and Isabella Lucas—who were all expelled from the Chevalier for crimes too outrageous for the Chevalier to ignore. Years later, they are discretely hired by the Chevalier to kill Dr. Gengo Aoi in exchange for immunity from their past crimes, as well as the opportunity to commit more without repercussions.

Tropes that apply to the whole group:

  • Barrier Warrior: They all have the ability to emit Freezing fields thanks to their altered Stigmata.
  • Boxed Crook: Each of them, save Isuzu, were convicted of crimes severe enough to have them expelled from the Chevalier and all Genetics programs. Petty crippled/killed a rival Pandora and murdered her partner, Jessica killed her parents in an attempt to claim the family inheritance for herself, and Isabella murdered innocent children as a nurse. It's clear from context, though, that Isuzu is as guilty as they are; she just managed to swing it so that all her murders were done in "self-defense."
  • Curb-Stomp Battle/No Sell: They easily defeat the Pandora that they fight against in the storyline, only suffering significant losses from either the Legendary Pandora or from team infighting.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Every single one of them gets taken out, not by West Genetics, but by their very own actions. For Bonus points, their attack on West Genetics really started going south the moment they used their trump card, "anti-freezing" and had it react with the Legendary Pandora.

Isuzu Sawatari

Tropes:

  • Ax-Crazy: The moment that Isuzu starts talking about Su-Na Lee, the mask slips a bit and it becomes clear that she really, really wanted a crack at her.
  • Beneath the Mask: Underneath her mask of friendliness and sanity, she's an utter psycho who admits to wanting to do nothing more than kill people.
  • Black Widow: Many of her former lovers, their partners, or both, have met unfortunate "accidents."
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Petty as payback for one that Petty gave to her earlier. The difference is that Petty doesn't live through hers.
  • Dirty Coward: Plays this angle to get out of a nasty battle with the Legendary Pandora.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Murders Pandora without a care in the world crossing her face, let alone her thoughts.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted. She planned to rape a struggling Gengo in order to really stick it to Suna. She doesn't get far because the mere promise of it sends Suna into a homicidal rage.
  • Eviler Than Thou: When the raid on the facility starts going south for the Busters, she makes Petty realize she's a far worse human being than Petty could ever hope to be before killing her.
  • Lone Survivor: Played differently. She kills off Petty Liner, Jessica gets her head ripped off by a Nova, and Isabella is "rescued" by Raddox. Isuzu is captured by Suna and taken to a holding cell for questioning.
  • Really Gets Around: She's had at least half a dozen lovers and was even introduced to the audience while having sex.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: She claims that she can't help that men go nuts for her, and that it's led to nothing but tragedy for her. Both of those statements are lies.
  • The Sociopath: Dialogue and her own history both indicate that she doesn't give a shit about anyone that isn't her or Su-Na; she just hides it behind a normal exterior.
  • Stepford Smiler: She acts like a kind but lonely woman desperately searching for true love. She's anything but.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Considering her Blatant Lies regarding her history with her deceased lovers and/or their partners, everything out of her mouth is suspect. The one exception to this is her observations about Su-Na, who really is as messed-up as Isuzu says.
  • Villainous Crush: Isuzu has an in-universe case of this for Su-Na Lee, the current top-ranked active duty Chevalier in the world. They were rivals in school both in strength and in love, and Isuzu flatly admits that her experiences with Su-Na have prevented her from being satisfied by any of her many lovers.

Petty Liner

Tropes:

  • Ax-Crazy: She almost killed another Pandora because she didn't like her. After being punished for that she came back, quite possibly paralyzed the Pandora, and then killed the Pandora's Limiter right in front of the poor girl.
  • Blood Knight: Of the amorally bloodthirsty kind.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: So far, every other word out of her mouth has been a curse.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Isuzu off screen to claim field leadership of the Busters. Isuzu returns the favor later, except that she doesn't bother to leave Petty alive.
  • Jerk Ass: Foul-mouthed, psychopathic, and completely self-absorbed.
  • Meaningful Name: Her Disproportionate Retribution against the Pandora that she antagonized most certainly fits the definition of "petty," if not the spirit.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She thrashes Isuzu in a fight and immediately assumes that Isuzu is way weaker than her. She later pays for this mistake with her life.

Jessica Edwin

Tropes

  • Boxed Crook: Like all the rest of her teammates.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to her brother's Abel.
  • Greed: apparently her top sin, given she murdered her parents and tried to kill her brother just for an inheritance.
  • Knife Nut: Dual-wields a pair of knives generated from her Stigmata.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She has access to both Tempest and Accel Turns and can hit hard enough to incapacitate a Pandora in a single strike.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: She crashed her car to kill her parents and survived thanks to her Pandora enhancements.
  • Off with Her Head!: A Nova rips her head off.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Combined with Tsurime Eyes to create a constant Death Glare.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Caused her parents to die in a car accident over a dispute of her inheritance. She almost got her brother, too.
  • The Stoic: Has yet to change her expression from a frown since her introduction.

Isabella Lucas

Tropes:

  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses both her arms fighting a Nova corrupted Cassandra.
  • Ax-Crazy: She murdered babies that she was taking care of, and considering the job she had before becoming a Buster, there is a possibility she was still interested in targeting children.
  • Battleaxe Nurse: Again. Child murderer.
  • Boobs of Steel: Possibly the only aversion in the series. She's the bustiest woman in her squad, but unlike her teammates who've all demonstrated great speed or strength, Isabella stands back and shoots enemies with a BFG.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Her hair appears white in the manga, despite her dark skin, implying this trope. Later confirmed in a colored cover.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted when she tries to take Ticy's Limiter Abel by force. No one in-universe finds it remotely sexy, and everyone witnessing it wants nothing more than to kill Isabella for it.
  • Dirty Coward: When a Pandora is close to fighting her on an even ground, she uses one of her comrades as a Human Shield.
  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Evil Counterpart: To an extent, she's this to Chiffon Fairchild. Both project an exterior to hide their violent inner natures and keep their eyes eternally closed. Unlike Chiffon, who ultimately pulls a heroic sacrifice to save her friends, Isabella is an utter psycho.
  • Friend to All Children: Subverted. When introduced, she was running a daycare, and the children seemed to be quite happy being around her. Petty Liner implies that this was just a mask to lure in new victims.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: While it's true that the Busters were struggling against the Legendary Pandora, it's only after the Isabella used "anti-freezing" that the operation really started going south for them, as the "anti-freezing" drew the attention of five humanoid nova stronger, and more determined, than anything previously seen.
  • Lone Survivor: Of the four Busters who were sent to West Genetics to wreck havoc and kill Gengo Aoi, Petty is killed by Isuzu, Jessica succumbs to Nova corruption and is killed by a Nova ripping her head off, Isuzu is captured by Suna after trying and failing to get past the E-Pandora "failure" Amelia. Leaving Isabella the only one to escape and be "rescued" by Raddox Pantomime... Although it's yet to be revealed if she actually survived being picked up by Raddox and his army of Pandora.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: After Ticy is defeated, Isabella pins down her limiter Abel before stripping and attempting to rape him. Played for all the horror it should be.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Fled the moment the five humanoid Nova showed up, at her summoning and let her partner Jessica be corrupted and beheaded.
  • Serial Killer: Has killed over a dozen newborns in her former position as a nurse.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some translations refer to her as "Isabel."
  • Stepford Smiler: Appears to be a normal, well-adjusted woman. Is pretty much as psychotic as Isuzu is Beneath the Mask, and does an equally good job of hiding it behind a placid exterior.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Again, she's killed more than a dozen newborns.

    Miscellaneous Pandora 

Maria Lancelot

The first Pandora, referred to as "The Mother of All Pandora" and the "Holy Corpse," as all Stigmata used by other Pandora and Limiters are actually fragments of her crystallized body. Her body is stored deep within West Genetics' underground chamber, the Ravensborne Nuclecheode, and was the main target of the Nova during the 10th Nova Clash. It is eventually revealed she is a humanoid Nova whose mission was to destroy humanity. However, she sympathized with humans and turned against the Nova, giving Gengo the means to combat them.

Tropes:

  • Cute Mute: She has yet to speak in any of her appearances; she uses some kind of telepathy most of the time.
  • The Empath: She communicates with Gengo just by sipping his tear drop, showing him something important that she wanted him to know. She apparently does something similar with Scarlett Oohara at Gengo's request.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes seem to glow and feature odd, elongated pupils. Several particularly strong Pandora have had these eyes as well, which are known as "Type-Maria" eyes.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She was once like the transcendent beings who sent her to Earth's dimension to destroy humanity, but through interacting with humans she came to sympathize with them, fell in love with Gengo, and gave humanity the knowledge and resources they needed to fight against the Nova.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: Implied to be the reason why her body is being stored under Genetics.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She looks like a normal woman until you look closely at her eyes and see her power in battle. It's possibly implied that she's some sort of highly evolved Nova who's sympathetic to humanity. She is eventually confirmed to be the same type of being as the humanoid Novas that begin appearing to attack humanity, Gengo even referring to the first one to arrive as her "successor."
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She's Kazuya and Kazuha's biological grandmother through their father Ryuuichi.
  • Meaningful Name: On two fronts. Her first name, "Maria," was given by Gengo because she resembled a goddess (possibly meant as Mary). Her last name, "Lancelot," is possibly derived from Gengo first encountering her while rowing on a lake. Lancelot's full name was Lancelot "du Lac," or Lancelot "of the Lake."
  • Not Quite Dead: Everyone except Gengo thinks it's her corpse being hidden under West Genetics. That's no corpse.
  • People Jars: Her body is kept inside of one.

Kazuha Aoi

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Catherine DuBord (EN)

The most powerful Pandora of the 8th Nova Clash, the creator of the High End Skills, and Kazuya's older sister. She is said to have sacrificed herself at the Nova Clash to save her friends. Kazuha was special as much of her body was composed of Stigmata tissue, which allowed 20 Stigmata to be inserted into her body, but she was consumed by them and was in the process of turning into a Nova Form before her death. Because of this, the higher-ups started limiting the number of Stigmata a Pandora can have. Six of her Stigmata (known as the "Hero's Stigmata" according to Louis) have been inherited by Satellizer, three by Cathy, two by Charles, two by Julia, and one by Roxanne.

Tropes:

  • Belated Love Epiphany: The only time Kazuha recognized Orie as her mother was when Orie's spirit approached her after death, telling her not to blame herself for Orie's death and to take care of both herself and Kazuya. She broke down crying and called for her "Mommy" shortly afterward.
  • BFS: Her Volt Weapon.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She, as a child, comes to her brother's aid, twice when he was a baby. First, when he refused to eat either formula or Orie's breast milk, and second when Orie, who was completely unhinged by that point, tried to smother him with a pillow in his crib.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: As a child, she didn't understand human feelings and acted purely out of instinct, leading to her not fully comprehending why others did the things they did. She grows out of this as she interacts with people more often and takes on the burden of supporting Kazuya.
  • Brutal Honesty: From when she was a child, she always spoke her mind. It got her into a fair share of trouble, especially when she started going to school.
  • Chekhov's Gunman/Chekhov's Armoury: Her stigmata are considered Heroic Stigmata, and have exceptional strength; even Satellizer's pathetic synchronization rate with them is partially offset by how damn strong they are.
  • Cool Big Sis: Kazuya's, naturally.
  • Crash-Into Hello: How she met Yumi and Elise.
  • Creepy Child: Her own mother thought as much, and blames Kazuha's behavior on Gengo's influence. Granted, five year-old children are NOT supposed to casually leap 20 feet into the air and be as detached as she was either. This turns out to be a major problem later, as it estranges the two of them badly.
  • Cute Bruiser: Pretty cute, but in battle she was more of a monster than even Chiffron.
  • Doomed by Canon: She's the main character of the prequel Freezing: Zero, and Kazuya mentions her sacrifice fairly early on in Freezing proper. It's pretty clear how it's gonna end.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Her grandmother is Maria Lancelot, the Mother of All Pandora.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: We're not sure what exactly happened, but by all accounts she did sacrifice herself for something.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: She was incredibly detached because of her connection to the Transcendent Will, so she couldn't understand others who weren't like her. Having to take care of Kazuya actually gave her emotions, and she learned to appreciate humanity.
  • I See Dead People: She could see Orie's soul as she died and afterwards claimed she could still sense it to her father.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She rationalizes killing her mother, Orie, to her father like this. Because Orie had no further purpose to the Transcendent Will, while Kazuya and Kazuha both did, Kazuha felt the need to keep their physical bodies safe. It wasn't personal to Kazuha, and she could still feel Orie's soul, so she didn't see the harm in getting rid of Orie's physical body.
  • Instant Expert: She's the one who created the High-End Skills. The first one she created was the Accel Turn. While in mid battle—after watching a Nova do it.
  • Marshmallow Hell: To a young Kazuya.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: She can sense others like her, which is how she was aware when he father arrived at the laboratory and when Kazuya was in trouble.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She acts fairly airheaded, but is pretty on-the-ball in combat situations. Her childhood behavior also indicates that it took her some time to really develop a sense of empathy for anyone.
  • Posthumous Character: Most of what the audience knows about her comes from Freezing: Zero (which began publication after her death) or from flashbacks in Freezing.
  • Promotion to Parent:
    • For the period of time between Cassandra's return to hibernation and the end of the 10th Nova Clash, Kazuha took primary care of Kazuya. Kazuha was forced to kill their mother Orie to save Kazuya's life, and their father Ryuuichi committed suicide not too long after that.
    • Played with in that it seemed more like the young Kazuya was taking care of her. When Yumi and Elise came over to visit and apologize, he asked if they were the ones who gave her the bruise on her cheek and gave such a glare that even Yumi was taken back.
  • The Tease: She did this all the time to Kazuya.
  • World's Best Warrior: She is said to be the strongest Pandora to ever live. Course that is excluding Legendary Pandora (which were kept secret).

Marin Maxwell

Voiced by: Akira Kasahara (JP), Shelley Osterberger (EN)

Ingrid's late friend. A second-year Pandora, she died fighting off a Nova to allow first-year students under her command to retreat. Her death was the cause of Ingrid's obsession with rules and hierarchy. Albert was her limiter.

Tropes:

Milena Marius

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP), Lydia Mackay (EN)


Year: 4th (manga) teacher (anime)
Volt Weapon: Drill Lance (Unknown)
Limiter: Alex Browning

A fourth-year student, a Chevalier at East Genetics, and Cathy's best friend. She was one of the many Pandora infected into Nova Form during the tenth Nova Clash at West Genetics, until she was defeated by Chiffon. Her Volt Weapon is a drill lance. In the anime, she is an instructor at East Genetics and Cathy's teacher.

Tropes:

Holly Rose

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Year: 3rd
Volt Weapon: Excalibur
Limiter: Louis

The number one-ranked third-year student at Genetics UK, who looks similar in appearance to Satellizer except for her silver hair.

Tropes:

  • Alpha Bitch: She threw water on Satellizer, seeing her as competition for Louis' love that she will never earn.
  • Break the Cutie: Louis really did a number on her after she confessed her love for him.
  • Broken Bird: In Louis' flashback, she used to be more lively.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl/Yandere: She throws water in Satellizer's face despite Louis being responsible for what she blamed Satellizer for. Then, she stabs Louis when he refuses to drop his obsession with his half-sister.
  • Compressed Adaptation: Due to season 2 of the anime understandably compressing much of this arc to fit 2 episodes, many things are left out or changed, though Holly is mostly cast in a nicer light. She isn't seen interacting with Satellizer at all until they fight on the cliffside. Though Louis throws her on the bed, it's implied, but not shown if he rapes her out of frustration like in the manga. He also jumps off the cliff on his own in a Despair Event Horizon, rather than being stabbed by her. And instead of Satellizer rushing down to save them, Holly jumps in on her own to save him.
  • Cry Cute: Good grief, this young lady needs a MUCH deserved hug.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: Taken to Serial Escalation levels.
  • Emotionless Girl: Tries to present herself as one, but her issues with Satellizer pretty much make it clear that she's not.
  • If I Can't Have You: Then I'm going to kill ''both of us''.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: When she finally snaps and returns all of Louis' abuse with one very well-placed stab.
  • No Accounting for Taste/Masochism Tango: Despite her cool facade in front of Satellizer, and the horrific abuse she's put through, her affections for Louis are legitimate.
  • Not Good with Rejection: In standard crazy Pandora fashion, her response to Louis rejecting her is to stab him and drive them both off a cliff.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Louis treats her like one for Satellizer while she's away, which causes Holly a lot of pent-up frustrations.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: She is a Pandora to Louis under a fair amount of duress and knows full well what kind of asshole he can be. Regardless, she truly loves him and wants the feeling reciprocated on some level.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempts a murder-suicide with Louis. Fails.
  • You Gotta Have Light Purple Hair

Park Se-Mi

A former Pandora responsible for training new Pandora for entry at the Genetics facilities. A hard, cruel, and ruthless woman who makes life a living hell for her trainees, particularly Elizabeth Mably, one of the few with courage enough to stand up to her.

Tropes:

  • Adults Are Useless: Averted. When one of her trainees is pinned below sea with bombs set to explode, Park personally saves the day, throwing the girl and Elizabeth to safety before the bombs explode, barely escaping herself.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: How her dialogue is often translated.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: To insane levels. Park does not believe in gentle training or coddling her students. They are terrified of her.
  • Hidden Depths: Her first chapter shows her as an outright violent and egomaniac sadist. Her second displays a gentler side to her when she's alone with another officer.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Shows when she is fully willing to sacrifice herself for her trainees when the chips are down. She also secretly checks their vitals to make certain she isn't crossing into the realm of giving them actual damage. One of her hardest training exercises is even designed to get easier as it goes for the trainee.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Under her brutal exterior is a woman who genuinely cares for every Pandora that comes into her care. her cruelty is a way to prepare them for the battlefield, as there will be no second chances there and it will be even harsher than any training. Every year, her trainees send her hate-filled letters, the reception of which is implied to be all she lives for—it's proof they're still alive.
  • Jerkass Façade: Shown best when she smiles in approval after Elizabeth completes her Training from Hell and admits she's interesting after all.
  • My Greatest Failure: Her first group of trainees died in battle. Park blames herself for being too soft with them and leaving them unprepared for a real battle.
  • No Indoor Voice: All part of the Jerkass Façade—she only cranks down from a shout when she's getting introspective.
  • Physical Fitness Punishment: Forces Elizabeth to run 40 laps around a field, carrying a pack with heavy stones on her back. The purpose of the exercise is the stones gradually fall out and the instructor pretends not to take notice. Imagine Park's surprise when Elizabeth completes the laps and picks up every stone that falls to put them back in the pack.
  • Sadist Teacher: What all her students think of her. She doesn't do much to dissuade the suppositions. She'd rather they fear her and survive than love her and die.
  • Training from Hell: She gives it out. A lot.

Su-Na Lee

The current leader of Squad 13, and the strongest active Pandora on duty (i.e., not a Genetics student). She acts as Gengo Aoi's personal assistant, too, often cooking and cleaning for him. Isuzu Sawatari of the Busters team has a one-sided rivalry with her that veers into a bizarre case of lust crossed with a desire to kill her personally.

During the Platoon 13 joint exercise, Gengo sent her to awaken the Legendary Pandora so that they could come to Genetics and bail the school out from the Curb-Stomp Battle that was going on. Later on, when her boss Gengo decides to overthrow the government of the world, Su-Na comes along for the ride with barely a question.

Tropes:

  • Beleaguered Assistant: Some of Gengo's more secretive behavior and antics serve as a major source of frustration for her, but she goes along with it in a resigned sort of way.
  • Berserk Button: Touch Gengo and she goes into a psychotic rage.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: According to Isuzu, Su-Na is actually a callous, cold-hearted bitch that never had any interest in having a Limiter. Isuzu claims that when Su-Na's Limiter died, Su-Na actually seemed satisfied/relieved to be free of him. Su-Na later acknowledges this as the truth, admitting that she's not nearly the good role model that she appears to be.
  • Bodyguard Crush:
    • Possibly played straight. Su-Na's official position is bodyguard to Gengo, who considers her a part of his family. However, there are several hints that Su-Na's feelings for the good doctor are not as platonic as is appropriate.
    • After being given the choice to either use a untested new weapon to protect Gengo or run, Suna laughs and states she has no intention of running from an enemy who had attempted to harm "the man she loves."
    • When a young, female fan of Gengo meets him in person and proceeds to gush over how awesome and handsome he is, Suna makes it clear she isn't happy.
  • Cool Big Sis: Sort of falls into this role as the Squad 13 leader, though she tends mostly towards "tough, but fair."
  • Declarationof Protection: After being ambushed by an assassin, Suna reports the situation to base but promises that she will protect Gengo, whatever it takes.
  • Flash Step: She mastered Accel Turn less than a year after it was invented and then later learned Illusion Turn, which turned out to literally be teleportation.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Does not approve when women try to hit on Gengo. Christine Evora learned that the hard way.
    • When Gengo meets Tiziana Ferrari for the first time and is genuinely surprised by her "assets," Suna makes sure he knows how she feels, all the way down the street.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Regarding Kazuya's link to the Legendary Pandora; noteworthy because of how shocked she looked when Gengo obliquely hinted at said link.
  • Number Two: Gengo's second-in-command. He even shares a few of his well kept secrets with her.
  • The Social Darwinist: Suna's belief is that the perfect Pandora is an emotionless monster that can crush the weak without hesitation. When it is pointed out that her own feelings for Gengo make her unable to be such a killing machine, she agrees wholeheartedly.
  • Snow Means Love: Su'Na's love for Gengo is solidified when the two promise to become a family, with a gentle snowfall covering the scene.
  • The Sociopath: Straight up admits that she is a sociopath to Gengo, and says that she doesn't understand emotions such as grief and sadness.
  • Stepford Smiler: Before the Buster Team Attack, Su-Na seemed like a calm, friendly person who'd occasionally intend to give Gengo a What the Hell, Hero? when the situation calls for it. Recent events point to this being a mask to hide her sociopathy, albeit a mask that she's slowly adopting as her real persona insofar as her feelings about Gengo are concerned.
  • Undying Loyalty: She fully realizes that he may keep things from her, but is completely loyal to Gengo and his goals.
  • World's Best Warrior: Scarlett and Isuzu have both addressed Su-Na as the "Strongest Pandora." Even Gengo, who creates god-weapons on a daily basis, once told Su-Na that she possesses the potential to "be the best."

Arcadia Project 01

The latest (and greatest yet) Pandora revealed by Gengo Aoi during the aftermath of the Busters arc.

Tropes:

  • Ambiguously Brown: Her skin tone is much darker than it should be.
  • Badass Adorable: Her debut has her going up against two Legendary Pandora while looking like an Elementary School child.
  • Big Brother Worship: To Kazuya Aoi.
  • Breast Expansion: As a result of her Overnight Age-Up. To her confusion.
  • Child by Rape: Courtesy of her father raping her mother.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: While a color version is not yet available, the light tint in the grey scale suggests she's a blonde. The color cover of chapter 205 confirms it, she is very tan, and blonde.
  • Flight: Either that or she can jump tall buildings in a single bound. She traveled up the elevator chute at least 5 stories before landing square in the battle.
  • Hair Decorations: Her Volt Texture outfit includes a headband that looks like cat ears.
  • Killer Yoyo: She's got two as part of her Volt Weapon, and they float near her acting on a semi-independent basis.
  • Naked First Impression: Comes out of stasis completely nude. Doesn't last as she summons a dress from Volt Texture.
  • No Social Skills: No surprise. Tends to be the result of being in a jar from infancy.
  • Overnight Age-Up: Goes from "elementary school" to "late teen" in a matter of minutes if not seconds.
  • People Jars: Gengo Aoi put her in one.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Frowning is the only facial expression she shows.
  • Power Fist: Her Chiffon-like wolverine claws can launch from her arms to attack at range.
  • Power Parasite: She can subdue two Pandora by using her Wolverine Claws on their faces and stealing their energy.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Reaches all the way to her legs.
  • Wolverine Claws: Her Volt Weapon includes to giant gauntlets with long, sharp claws.
  • Walking Spoiler: Mentioning this character would spoil a great deal of the Busters Arc, and beyond.

Civilians

    el Bridget Family 

Howard el Bridget

The head of the Bridget family and Satellizer, Violet and Louis' father. Also one of the head-staff of the Chevalier.

Tropes:

  • Abusive Dad: His idea of child rearing is leaving them unattended for long periods of time and letting them settle things "on their own," throwing money at them in lieu of affection. He's then shocked that Louis and Stella are so messed up.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He's a major jerkass to say the least. Noelle and Satellizer went through hell because his bright idea of "looking after Noelle" when she was terminally ill was bringing the both of them into the family home, and then outright ignoring them, as his jealous wife and son tore into them.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: At the time he had a say in it, he actively opposed Kazuya being partnered with Stella because Kazuya is Japanese. Gengo Aoi flipped this around on him, and agreed on opposing the pair because Stella, as Howard's daughter, was "not worthy of being with his grandson." Gengo actually snarked behind his back when he got offended.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: As one of the head bosses of Chevalier, he does not hesitate to throw his weight around. Stella became a Pandora as a result. While she became a Pandora to escape the hell that is the Satellizer household, he agreed just to get rid of her.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Most people can't have a medical clinic running in their own home.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Noelle was his mistress, and Stella is his illegitimate daughter due to adultery.

Satellizer el Bridget

See "Protagonists" folder.

Violet el Bridget

Voiced by: Ai Kayano (JP), Lindsay Seidel (EN)

Tropes:

  • Adults Are Useless: She did slap and scold Louis when she found out about his horrendous abuse of Satellizer, but years later she unwittingly sets up a situation that allows him to do it again, saying she should treat it like a phase. She was attempting to get him to let it go, but things don't turn out nearly as simple as she would have liked them to.
  • Blue Blood: The oldest child of the prominent el Bridget family.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's the only member of the family that Satellizer gets on exceptionally well with at first, due to her kind and gentle nature.
  • Hair Antennae: Sports two coming from the back of her hair.
  • Marshmallow Hell: The first thing she did to Kazuya when she met him at least in the anime.
  • Stupid Good: Her idea of settling the issue between Louis and Stella was trapping the two of them, and their partners, on an island, in El Bridget territory, with no way for anyone to leave... and was utterly shocked that things went poorly. She's damn lucky nobody died.

Louis el Bridget

Tropes:

  • All Take and No Give: Treats women like toys until his eventual Heel–Face Turn.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Initially. Later averted.
  • The Atoner: After the Bali hotel resort arc, he stops acting like a Jerk Ass towards Satellizer, and starts to treat Holly a lot better.
  • Blue Blood: The middle child and oldest son of the prominent el Bridget family.
  • Bullying a Dragon: His treatment of both Satellizer and Holly. Both are fully capable of superhuman feats and like many Pandora, more then a little unhinged. Holly eventually snaps and attempts a murder-suicide because of his treatment of her and his denial of her feelings.
  • The Cavalry: He travels with the other Pandora and Limiters to investigate Elizabeth's claims and help the E-Pandora rebellion.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: For most of his first appearance, but he calms down once Satellizer fishes him out of the ocean after Holly tries to kill both him and herself.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In the anime, after Satellizer defeats Holly, he starts to suffer a Villainous Breakdown. He also jumps off the cliff on his own. When Holly jumps in to save him, he realizes that she truly loves him.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In the manga, his treatment of Holly drove her to attempt to kill them both. This also happened to him when Satellizer found the strength to stand up to him and refuse to be used by him anymore. In the anime, this means he's Driven to Suicide after his Heel Realization, while Holly follows him because she wants to stay with him.
  • Domestic Abuser: Of his own half-sister and his Pandora, no less. Eventually, neither of them let him get away with it any more, and he nearly dies as a result.
  • Easily Forgiven: His treatment of Satellizer doesn't stop her from saving his life and actually forgiving him for all of the shit he put her through.
  • Expy: Is that Apos?
  • He-Man Woman Hater: He treats both Holly and Satellizer like trash, assaulting and/or abusing them both while claiming that they're his possessions.
  • Hypocrite: When he was younger, he got mad at some of his classmates for insulting Satellizer, saying he's the only one allowed to do that.
  • Jerkass: To a degree such that he is one of the most reviled characters in the series. He gets better after his first appearance, which drops a heavy dose of Break the Haughty on him.
  • Love Redeems: Thanks to Holly.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the anime, he realizes that he's basically a walking piece of trash, particularly because of how he treated Satellizer, resulting in him attempted suicide.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Racist towards Kazuya as a non-white involved with his blue blood half-sister.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He raped Holly to sate his frustrations over being rejected by Satellizer.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Telling an emotionally-unstable Holly—a woman with superpowers and a clear lack of emotional balance—that he doesn't care about her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Amongst other things.
  • Villainous B.S.O.D.: Goes into this when Satellizer refuses to sleep with him.
  • Villainous Crush: When he first met Satellizer, he resented her because she was a Heroic Bastard who he didn't accept as a family member. Initially, he molested her to vent his hatred and his desire for her to know her place. Somewhere down the line it mutated into a case of hatred crossed with lust.
  • Villainous Incest: He molested Satellizer at least once when they were children. Even though they've never had intercourse, his intense and very disturbing fixation on her is a clear invocation of the trope.

Noelle Alongrutch

Voiced by: Yuri Amano (JP), Linda Leonard (EN)

Satellizer's deceased mother.

Tropes:

  • Ill Girl: She either got sick before or shortly after coming to live at the el Bridget mansion, and only got more sickly as time went on.
  • Last Request: Tells Satellizer to never bow her head or allow herself to lose to anyone again. It has far more serious consequences than she intends, as from then on Satellizer becomes psychologically unable to give up even when she's oments away from death.
  • Missing Mom: To Satellizer, though it's pretty clear why.
  • Posthumous Character: Her influence on Satellizer's behavior is revealed through flashbacks, where it's shown that she told Satellizer to just bear with Louis' molestation and abuse. Only when she's on her deathbed does Noelle realize how much Satellizer has suffered, leading to the Last Request described above.
  • Soap Opera Disease: Whatever was wrong with her left her bedridden, unable to help Satella in any way, and ultimately proved fatal despite the Bridget family fortune and influence being used to its utmost in her care.

    The Aoi Family 

Kazuya Aoi

See "Protagonists" folder.

Kazuha Aoi

See "Miscellaneous Pandora" folder.

Gengo Aoi

See "Scientists" folder.

Ryuuichi Aoi

Kazuya's father. Gengo Aoi and Maria Lancelot's biological son, and the genetic source of Kazuha and Kazuya's Stigmatic Bodies.

Tropes:

  • Calling the Old Man Out: For being used by Gengo for the Pandora Plan.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Orie's death breaks him badly, and he never recovers from it.
  • Driven to Suicide: In front of Kazuha, after raping Cassandra.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He hit the bottles hard after Orie's death.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: On his mother's side.
  • Happily Married: To Orie. It was when they tried to have children when it all went wrong.
  • Hot Teacher: He was a lecturer at a university.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He never wanted to inherit the fate of Maria's chosen one, and loved Orie with all his heart, desperately trying to fight the destiny Gengo laid out for him. It doesn't work out.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: His father tells him that his role in the future as the leader of all Pandora pretty much ensured that his marriage to a normal human was destined to fail. He decides one final time to Screw Destiny and spite his father via suicide.

Orie Aoi

Kazuya's mother.

Tropes:

  • Despair Event Horizon: When Cassandra could breast-feed Kazuya and Orie couldn't even hold him, it threw Orie well over the point of no return.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She becomes intensely jealous of Cassandra for having more of a connection with Kazuya and Kazuha than she did, to the point that as a child Kazuya instinctively thought of Cassandra as his mother instead of her, and Kazuha cared more about Cassandra than her.
  • Happily Married: To Ryuuichi. It was when they tried to have children when it all went wrong.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: All she wanted was to be loved by her children. Because Kazuha was so detached (to the extent of calling her "Lady"), Orie wanted a second child just so that it would reciprocate her love, despite the first birth nearly killing her. Being forced to use Cassandra as a surrogate for her son to survive, followed by his unintentional rejection when she tried to hold him, eventually drove her insane.
  • Love Hurts: Her relationship with her husband ultimately destroyed her despite the two of them loving one another as deeply as two people could.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: It's made clear by her violent reaction to Kazuya crying in her arms that she's broken under the constant depression of being unaccepted by her own children.
  • Offing the Offspring: Orie attempts to smother Kazuya in his crib while having a mental breakdown, believing that she had to "start over" and try again to have a child that would love her. Kazuha ultimately kills her to protect Kazuya.
  • Take Care of the Kids: Her last request was for Kazuha to take care of her brother.
  • Tragic Dream: All she wanted was to be a family with her husband and children, but ultimately they never recognized her as their family until after she had died.

    Scientists and Chevalier 

Scarlett Oohara

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP), Krishna Smitha (EN)

A rival to Gengo Aoi who feels humans should take whatever means necessary in order to fight back against the Nova and their incursions into the human world. To that end, she pushes the E-Pandora project as much as she can, but as it turns out, she was only using it to buy time for her Type-Maria project, which involves cloning the body of Maria Lancelot. Unfortunately, the Type-Maria clones go wild when Amelia Evans hits the Despair Event Horizon, and Dr. Oohara is trapped in the collapsing laboratory, suffering severe injuries.

The events of the E-Pandora arc ultimately leave her disabled from the waist down and even more embittered than before, but she is eventually recruited by Gengo Aoi to help create the "Legendary Stigmata."

Tropes:

  • Always Someone Better: Has this kind of relationship with Gengo; she admires him both professionally and romantically, but hates how she could basically never beat him at anything or catch his attention in either field.
  • Foe Romantic Subtext: A bit one sided, but Gengo explicitly calls out Dr. Oohara's desire to show him up with him as (partially) masking or displaying a sincere desire for his affection and attention. She doesn't deny it, and in fact admits that she lost "as a woman" to Maria Lancelot.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dr. Oohara is driven to see her projects succeed no matter what, and can be exceptionally rude or cruel in support of that goal, adopting a We Have Reserves attitude towards the E-Pandora. However, after Gina's impromptu funeral pyre, she is clearly distressed, and actually wrecks her office in a fit of enraged angst. She continues to show sincere regret for what the E-Pandora went through when she's reintroduced.
  • Just Think of the Potential: Her excuse as she explains to Amelia the E-Pandora project was just a facade to buy time for the Type-Maria project.
  • Mad Scientist: Shows shades of this when she's explaining the purpose of the Type-Maria project.
  • The Resenter: Toward Gengo, though it's more complicated than it looks.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She puts the E-Pandora through hell for the sake of the Type-Maria project, and even though it emotionally destroys her to see them suffer, she remained convinced that it was for the good of humanity. Her conviction wanes after the events of the E-Pandora arc.

Gengo Aoi

Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)

Kazuha and Kazuya's grandfather, a leading authority on the Nova, and the scientist that developed the Pandora and Valkyrie Projects. As seen in Freezing: Zero, he has been working on both the Pandora system and the Valkyries for over 30 years.

Tropes:

  • The Ace: Is considered the highest authority and greatest expert in the world on matters of Pandora and the Nova.
    • Broken Ace: Despite that, his life has been full of its share of misery. The woman he loves is alive but out of his reach, and he has lost his son, his daughter-in-law, one of his "daughters", and Kazuha because of the Pandora system that he created; on top of that, one of his other "daughters" was sexually assaulted due to his actions, and Kazuya hates him. This doesn't even account for the countless manipulations and schemes he's pulled off, and while Gengo knows that everything he does will have horrible consequences, he feels that the future of mankind must be secured, no matter who gets hurt in the process.
  • The Alcoholic: Appears to be an extremely successful example of a functioning alcoholic.
  • Category Traitor: Chevalier openly convicts him of treason and inciting rebellion, in absentia, in chapter 201, sentencing him to death, at all costs. His crime? Having the insolence to actually survive the Buster's completely unprovoked attack.
  • The Chessmaster: Often manipulates people into doing exactly what he wants them to, even more often without their knowledge.
  • Cool Old Guy: He acts as such when he meets Satellizer, though Kazuya denies that this is Gengo's true personality.
  • The Corrupter: To Kazuya. Every time Kazuya and Gengo meet, Kazuya becomes a worse person.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He didn't expect the Busters to have Plasma Stigmas or have Anti-Freezing.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Considering all the crap he's gone through over the span of decades, its no surprise he hits the sauce frequently.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: His reasons for being wary of turning every normal citizen into a warrior to kill the Nova, even if it means taking the long way in terms of making Pandora that can fight the Nova.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Although Gengo comes off as aloof and uncaring in most personal matters (to the point that a sociopath like Suna mistook Gengo as being just like her), it is revealed that most of his mannerisms are simply an act in order to deceive his enemies. Deep down, Gengo is haunted by the deaths of Kazuha and Ryuuichi, and is extremely concerned for the future of mankind. He is also capable of compassion, seen when he offered to become "family" to a lonely and depressed Suna.
    • Owing to his acting skills, Isuzu and Scarlett make a surprised note of how much Gengo cares for Suna when he drops the act in a moment of emotion. Scarlett takes it a step further and cheekily wonders if Gengo is showing a little too much concern for his young bodyguard.
  • I Want Grandkids: Great-grandkids to be precise. He needs more test subjects, of course.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's mostly seen as a jerk to Dr. Oohara when he refuses to approve the E-Pandora project. However, he explains himself by stating that the current protocol for producing Pandora is costly but effective in terms of the quality of Pandora produced, and that it should not be the responsibility of the civilians they are trying to protect to take up the burden of becoming Pandora.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Su-Na Lee, when it is revealed that he's the only person to accept her despite her mental state.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He seemingly has many plots within plots within plots going on within the story:
    • He specifically denies ordering Ouka to marry Kazuya, claiming Kazuya's "indecisiveness" is the reason for Ouka's obsession. (Despite Kazuya being anything BUT indecisive in regards to Stella.)
    • He states (just after Kazuya and Satellizer leave his house) "So they have gotten a step closer... Everything is going as planned."
    • The joint Valkyrie/Pandora training exercise, which was meant to bring him down, is instead used as a tool to bring Seiga Heavy Industries under his heel instead.
    • Bringing in Scarlett Oohara to create the Legendary Stigmata seems to be a part of some bigger scheme he's got going on.
  • Mr. Exposition: Sometimes to a painful degree. When one arc focused on the bad guys attempting to kill Gengo, many fans asked "But who would explain the plot?"
  • The Needs of the Many: It's implied that Gengo's whole plan is to have a small, but powerful group of fighters defend the majority of humanity from the Nova, at the cost of their own happiness and lives. This would explain his distaste for the E-Pandora Project, which sought to make soldiers out of civilians.
  • The Patriarch: He rules over his family. As his grandchild Ouka states, "His word is law."
  • Perpetual Smiler: Although not as often as his daughter, Gengo is rarely seen without a smirk on his face.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: His position as fighting against the E-Pandora project—and being put in charge when said project not only fails but creates two Novas—shows he is one such person. Additionally, despite his reputation, he at least makes an attempt to be approachable, though when people try to interfere with his plans, he either accounts for them or makes their meddling a non-issue.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers a much needed one to Sawatari Isuzu when the latter begins beating on a defenseless Suna.
  • Shipper on Deck: He supports Kazuya and Satellizer's partnership. He invited them over to see what type of woman she was and he ended up liking her quite a bit, possibly because she reminds him of her mother—her biological mother, more specifically.
  • Silver Fox: Seems to be seen as one in universe, if his several significantly younger admirers are anything to go by. According to Valkyrie Christine Evora, Gengo has a "rugged" handsomeness despite his age.
  • The Strategist: Being one of the few important non-powered characters in the series, Gengo must rely on strategy and cunning to defeat his opponents.
  • They Just Dont Get It: He wants Satella and Kazuya to get together, and crank out children. He continually gives Kazuya his blessing. He is then shocked that Kazuya is enraged, lashes out, and goes the opposite direction. Perhaps if he heeded the advice he gave Marks Spencer and treated Kazuya's "grandmother," and Kazuya himself, with a bit more civility before the story began, he wouldn't have this problem. Waiting until Kazuya is forced to work under him at West Genetics, and then pretending like they've always been a happy, loving family just isn't cutting it.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Maria Lancelot, which causes even more of a rift between him and Kazuya when he tells Kazuya that the only woman he has ever loved was Maria, citing barely any attachment to the woman Kazuya thought was his grandmother. Gengo even tells Dr. Oohara that Maria being alive is the only reason why he can't reciprocate Dr. Oohara's feelings for him—and that he would be happy to otherwise.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Questionable methods, to be sure, but Gengo does have humanity's best interests at heart. He acknowledges that he's making the decisions for the entirety of mankind to survive the Transcendent Will and Transcendent Beings. Currently, he's betting everything on his plans to use Kazuya's Stigmatic Body as a tool to make humanity accept evolution. He doesn't want to do it, but it's the only way forward that he knows of, likely derived from what Maria showed him of the future.

Marks Spencer

High-ranking member of the Chevalier. A ruthless politician, Spencer will not allow anyone to interfere with his goals.

Tropes:

  • Corrupt Politician: He allowed the entire E-Pandora project to exist, and did quite a few things to keep its true nature hidden from the public.
  • Freudian Excuse: The love of his life was a Pandora who lost her life in battle. Since her death, he's been willing to do anything to let humanity defeat the Novas and ensure her sacrifice was not in vain.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In the beginning, he entered politics to ensure the powerful and corrupt will never use and manipulate the weak for their own personal gain. By the time of Freezing, he's become just as bad as the politicians he once despised.
  • Hypocrite: For all his talk about The Needs of the Many, and how everybody should be prepared to sacrifice everything for the good of mankind, he was reluctant to let his daughter become a Pandora because he didn't want to lose her, even with her 75% compatibility rate with the Heroic Stigmata.
  • Jerkass: Marks Spencer is not a kind man. For one thing, he doesn't care about the feelings of Pandora and just sees them as weapons whose only purpose is to fight and to die for the sake of humanity. He's willing to torture, blackmail, and falsely incriminate anyone who threatens his plans, and though he truly does have humanity's best interests at heart, he has no idea where the line between Necessary Evil and needless cruelty is.
  • Jerkass Façade: Not that it makes his crimes any less heinous, but he doesn't enjoy doing any of it. When it comes to Charles and her safety, he displays a much softer side; for all his willingness to go to extremes, he still doesn't want to see her hurt.
  • Leave No Witnesses: His basic approach to the Alaska Arc fiasco. Not only did it fail to have the intended result, it left the E-Pandora, with nothing left to lose, to fuse with their murdered compatriots (and in the case of Amelia, type-Maria clones) into several simultaneous all-new nova bent on killing EVERYBODY.
  • Morality Pet: Charles Bonaparte, his adopted daughter.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He finally realizes how badly he's messed up when Gengo tells him Amelia likely wouldn't have turned into a Nova if he'd handled the E-Pandora project with more civility. The Thousand-Yard Stare on Spencer's face after the fact speaks volumes about just how bad his screw-up was.
  • Silent Scapegoat: He takes complete responsibility for all of the Chevalier's more controversial projects after he realizes he's gone too far. The rest of the Chevalier get off scot-free, while his career basically goes up in flames.
  • They Know Too Much: One of his many Kick the Dog moments was when he ordered all the existing E-Pandora killed after the failure of the MARK IV drug, as they—and everything they knew—were evidence that could be used against the Chevalier if anybody managed to get a hold of them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to protect humanity and the weak who can't defend themselves, even if means doing horrible things to the people he wants to protect.

Raddox Pantomime

The former top military commander at Chevalier. He was not happy when he was "let go" as a result of the fiasco known as the Alaska Arc. He is directly responsible for the "Busters" project, possibly the Sega Heavy Industries artificial Nova "malfunction," and is absolutely convinced that Gengo Aoi, not the Nova, is the greatest threat humanity has ever, or will ever know and will stop at nothing to see Gengo dead, regardless of the cost, even if the Nova wind up winning the war in the process.

Tropes:

  • And Then What?: Gengo points out in chapter 202 that even when Raddox and Chevailer manage to kill him, take his research and the Pandora to use as their own personal weapons, they're not going to come anywhere near to being able to eliminate the Nova threat or be the grand-standing "heroes" they champion themselves to be, and by the time they realize it, it will be too late for them to do anything about it.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Even before his disgrace as a result of the Alaska Arc, he was stealing research, equipment and funds from Chevalier for his own personal use. Chevalier knew it, and let him so they could use it as leverage against him later.
  • General Ripper: He will do anything to kill Gengo, including the recruitment of four completely murderous psychopaths for use with his very experimental plasma and "anti-freezing" technology. Technology even he admits has far too many unknowns to be anywhere near ready for proper use. For bonus points, he's officially been promoted to a General after the Busters Arc.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: This is how he sees his actions in the Busters Arc. It is doubtful any of the Pandora at West Genetics would agree with that sentiment.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: He admits to one of the "Failure List" that he only sees human lives as numbers on a chart.
  • Moral Myopia: He recruits four extremely dangerous and unstable psychopaths, who are all guilty of murder, at least one is a Serial Killer, that he knows he can't control, equips them with powerful weapons tech that even he, the inventor, does not fully comprehend, gives them a license to kill, lets them loose on a Pandora base, to indiscriminately slaughter the very Pandora and Limiters he and Chevalier as a whole need to protect humanity from the ever growing Nova threat, and he has the nerve to call GENGO "dangerous."
  • The Rival: Entirely one sided, to Gengo Aoi. Gengo thinks he's merely a deluded fool. And Gengo's right.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Is rarely seen without a big, fat cigar in his mouth.
  • We Have Reserves: Looks at the Pandora as a whole this way. Despite the fact that Chevalier has repeatedly proclaimed there are simply not enough Pandora to handle the ever increasing Nova frequency and severity, Raddox thinks nothing of wiping them all out, as long as he can kill Gengo in the process.


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