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.
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.
Arranged Marriage: To Ouka, apparently set up by his grandfather. He does not like the idea one bit.
Dying Declaration of Love: Tells Satellizer she is the most important person in his life and kissesher 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.
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 is because Cassandra had taken care of him when he was an infant. The full story behind this hasn't been explained yet, but it's reeks heavily of this trope.
This trope also was why he was initially attracted to Satellizer, since she resembled his big sister.
Superpowerful Genetics: His body is over 30% Stigmata material, which is an even higher amount than his sister. It comes from Maria.
Supporting Protagonist: Despite being considered the main character, the story focuses mainly on the female characters.
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.
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.
Character Development: After making peace with her brother Louis, she no longer reacts to human contact with homicidal violence; rather, she becomes an absolutely adorableShrinking 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.
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.
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 That "honor" belongs to Kotomi, who is also voiced by Mamiko Noto, and not Tomoyo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Power Gives You Wings: After accidentally stabbing Kazuya through the chest, she prays for someone or something to grant her the power to not just save Kazuya but protect everyone. A mysterious voice tells her the power is within her, all she need do is call on it. After focusing on not wanting Kazuya to die, she grows wings made of some sort of energy, and demonstrates a clear increase in both power and speed.
Power of Love: Her absolute horror at having fatally wounded Kazuya allowed her to unlock the above mentioned powers and save his life.
Rape as Backstory: Was sexually abused by her half-brother Louis, though it is implied by Louis that it never went so far as outright rape, the only thing holding him back being their blood relation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 Naive: 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.
Verbal Tic: Lana ends her sentences with "de arimasu," like many Chinese people in Japanese works.
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.
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.
The Ace: She's the strongest Pandora of her generation, bar none.
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.
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.
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.
Obfuscating Stupidity: A master of it. In chapter 57, she asks why people always call her "Monster" when she's "not that ugly", and generally projects an air of mild-mannered meekness or obliviousness.
One Woman Army: In her freshman fall Carnival, she defeated fifty Pandora without even getting hurt, earning 35,000 points total.
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.
Flash Step: Invented her own Accel skill, the Mirage Turn.
Genki Girl: Her usual personality in her freshman year. She cools down later on, but still has shades of it.
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.
Go Out with a Smile: As her body breaks down, she asks Amelia to forgive humans for their sins with a tearful smile.
Redemption Equals Death: She'd previously been fighting against Satellizer and Lana because they wanted to help the E-Pandora.
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.
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. Didn't even flinch.◊
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.
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.
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.
Older than They Look: A picture of a girl who looks a lot like Chiffon appeared in one of Gengo Aoi's old photo albums, which has raised this question for some fans. In fact, Chiffon is one of the original Legendary Pandora — Gengo Aoi's five clones derived from Maria Lancelot's genetic material.
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.
Red Baron: "The Matchless Smiling Monster" and a number of other variants ("Monster", "The Monster of West Genetics", etc).
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.
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.
Sleepyhead: She sleeps a lot since she heard it's good for the skin, and enrolled late at Genetics because she overslept.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cassie's life. Later, upon realizing the Seniors have acquired a reputation as blood thirsty, Lawful StupidKnight Templars, she works to try and rehabilitate their image with what is quite possibly the most hilarious soccer game ever committed to print.
Skinny Dipping: She swims in the 3rd year's private pool naked, while the others use swimsuits.
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.
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.
West Genetics Rank: 3rd initially, ranked 1st after the 11th Nova Clash Volt Weapon: Gigantes Grave Limiter: Abel Weakspot: Neck
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 Pandora-Valkyrie joint training exercise.
Extreme Doormat: She was treated like crap before Chiffon arrived and became her friend.
Heroic BSOD: During the Valkyrie-Pandora 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Blood-Spewing Trickster
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.
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".
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 and Arnett, in turn, would harbor a massive grudge against the midget for this. The reason Charles attacked Attia like she had? Attia insulted Charles' father.
Number Two: To Elizabeth, if the first chapter of Freezing: First Chronicle is any indication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Invincible Defender of Order
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Combat Chains: Her Binding Chains emerge from her back and fly in whatever direction she wants.
Chain Pain: She can strike her targets with the flails or the chains themselves.
Jerk Ass -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Early on you may wonder why a Nice Guy like Arthur would want to be her Limiter given her smarmy attitude toward Satellizer and general obnoxiousness. Despite that, though, she's also one of the few Pandora who considers Satellizer a friend, or at least enough of a comrade to risk her life for.
Noblewoman's Laugh: Gives off a nice one whenever she's feeling in control of a situation.
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.
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.
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.
A-Cup Angst: Despite her not being a A-Cup, she tends to feel inferior when she compares herself to the other girls.
Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She becomes much less important after the introductory arcs at Genetics, eventually falling away entirely.
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.
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.
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.
US* (Genetics America) Rank: 1st Worldwide Rank: 2nd initially, ranked 1st after 11th Nova Clash Year: 3rd Volt Weapon: Fairchild Buster Limiter: Shi-Jing Hong
Voiced by: Aimi Terakawa (JP)
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.
Ambiguously Gay: She gropes other girls, she performs Marshmallow Hell on other girls, she invites other girls to stare at her chest and is almost disappointed 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, we haven't seen it.
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.
Butt Monkey: Her energetic, eccentric, and overall moronic personality lends itself well to making her the butt of a lot of jokes.
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, first 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.
Cha... rles... Check it out... I... I can't believe it, I really am immortal... (Man am I awesome...)
Establishing Character Moment: After it's revealed to the Pandora called from around the world to the Alaska base Kazuya is Gengo's grandson, most of the Pandora are understandably nervous and intimidated by the legacy of his family. Roxanne walks right up to him and says hi, before telling him she sympathizes with everything he and his family has endured, and she respects their strength. She then gropes Satellizer with a huge grin on her face. Then she brings 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.
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.
Died Standing Up: Her legs and part of her lower body were the only parts of her left, and they were standing straight up.
Dying as Yourself: The point of her suicide, though she is later healed by Windy May.
The Fettered: She'll never use her volt weapon, or even her high-end skills, on another Pandora, even if she wants nothing more than to pound the hell out of them. This is because she realizes comrades in arms really can't afford to hate each other as it would get them all killed on a battlefield, so even if you really want to tear someone a new asshole, it's not a good idea. Her actually understanding this fact automatically makes her more sane and rational than most of the cast combined.
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 gets ready to fight.
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.
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 outright saying something to the effect of "the readers would be disappointed if she didn't do something interesting."
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 they weren't interested in making friends at best, or outright telling the Pandora they're obsolete weapons about to be replaced at worst.
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 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 will follow any orders she is given because, 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 than those of anybody else and therefore have the highest chance of being the right ones. However, she is still willing to criticize the lack of morals and ethics in the government, or be skeptical about certain things she's told, and unlike Charles, she is willing to admit it when the government's orders are wrong and forgive those who disobeyed said orders.
Nice Girl: She's got to be the most unambiguously nice Pandora in the entire series. Even Cassie had some issues she needed to deal with and could hold a grudge. Roxanne's what we get when we 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 afewquirks.
Slasher Smile: She's been known to sport one of these in battle every now and then.
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.
Smarter Than You Look: She acts stupid, has a perverted streak, and doesn't really seem to take much seriously. She's also much smarter than she seems, though she doesn't exactly try to hide it, and there's a very good reason she's considered the number two Pandora in the world.
Tempting Fate: She did this, knowing 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~"
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, as seen here◊. 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, although given how even Roxanne admits Chiffon is in an entirely different class from her, it's unlikely the Fairchild Buster would have done much.
Panzer* (Genetics Germany) Rank: 1st Worldwide Rank: 3rd initially, ranked 2nd after 11th Nova Clash Year: 3rd Volt Weapon: Stigma Satellite System Limiter: Unnamed
Voiced by: Hisako Tōjō (JP)
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 GayLovable Sex Maniac with No Sense of Personal Space and heaps of Les Yay with Cassie. That said, the change isn't necessarily a bad one, especially if you're not familiar with the source material. Even then, it's hilarious to actually watch, and the anime does stay true to her original characterization when it matters.
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.
Attack Drone: Her Stigma Satellite System makes Elizabeth's look like pea-shooters. Instead of firing Frickin' Laser Beams, they fire sonic shockwaves that can be used for both offense and defense.
Deflector Shield: One of the ways she can use the shockwaves from her Wolt Weapon.
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 length from everyone else's, she wears a partially unbuttoned dress shirt, and over that she has an actual jacket that's 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.
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.
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.
L.D.T* (Genetics France) Rank: 1st Worldwide Rank: 4th initially, ranked 3rd after 11th Nova Clash Year: 3rd Volt Weapon: Vibrato Hell Limiter: Citroen
Voiced by: Rikako Yamaguchi (JP)
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.
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 her. After, though, Charles cut off at least one of her breasts.
Bokukko: Uses this as her personal pronoun in the Japanese text.
Character Development: She eventually realizes she should stop being so self righteous and actually try to act like a decent human being. She also, if slowly, begins to realize she can put her faith in people who are not her adoptive father.
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: 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, and how everyone thinks he's a monster when any other member of the government would have done the same thing if they'd been selected to oversee the project instead of him.
Deadpan Snarker: Until someone pisses her off, she'll snark at anybody who talks to her.
Death Glare: She gives one to Elizabeth, Satellizer & co. as she threatens to kill them for high treason after dispatching Amelia.
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 legitimately 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.
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 Valkyrie-Pandora joint exercise, and even asks Arnett to apologize to Attia on her behalf because she probably wasn't walking away from that fight. 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 Cassie 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 during the aforementioned arc.
Jerkass Hasa Point: When Charles refuses to trust Team 13, she gives two reasons: when the E-Pandora were rebelling, the majority of Team 13's members rebelled with them. While it was true that the E-Pandora were in the right, Charles points out that if the E-Pandora hadn't been justified in what they were doing and the rebellion was successful, it would've caused major problems for the program as a whole. Her other point is valid, too: the members of Team 13 that assisted the E-Pandora in rebelling turned their back on their military, something that flies in the face of the Pandora training to operate as a team and makes it hard for Charles to think that they'd be willing to protect her. Despite her doubts towards Team 13, Charles says that from now on they will have to earn back that trust, and as long at Team 13 remains focused on the goal of keeping the world safe, she's fine with working with them.
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 Legendary 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, though, Roxanne correctly guesses Charles knew the Chevalier were wrong, but was unwilling to admit it because it would have also meant her father 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 despite every indication to the contrary, and lashes out as a result.
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.
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 Cassie Lockheart 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.
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.
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.
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
Cassie Lockheart is a Pandora who, at the age of eight, became one of the select few to receive some of the "Legendary Stigmata" used by Kazuha Aoi. She has three of them and a compatibility rate of 90%, whereas most others can boast maybe 20%. Cassie 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.
Because I'm Good At It: The whole reason she became a Pandora, and presumably stuck with it for so long despite not wanting to be one at all, was because of her compatibility with the Heroic Stigmata.
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 a Volt Weapon that practically turns her into a human Gundam, Julia gets Attack Drones that fire Razor Wind shock waves three times faster than they should even be capable of and doesn't technically even need a Volt Weapon to fire those shock waves, and Charles can create and control up to ten clones of herself simultaneously. Cassie? She's really, really fast.
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 Cassie was considered the weakest of the top five, Cassie said she'd have to get that corrected. She even gave us a Psychotic Smirk or two.
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's explicitly stated to be impossible to dodge, and she can go even faster than that if she wants to.
Speed Blitz: Using just her Triple Accel let her move faster than Julia could follow with her eyes. When Cassie finally started using her Quadruple Accel, she was moving faster than the German Pandora could even think. The only way Julia could defend against it was to emit omnidirectional shock waves to stop Cassie from getting close. Then Cassie got faster and outran the shockwaves.
The Gift: She has the highest compatibility with the Legendary Stigmata yet seen. Roxanne, Julia, and Charles can boast a rate of about 20% on average. Cassie'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 for the most part.
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. This is 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-hood was as a child, to the point that Cassie threw away her own dreams to keep doing the job. As a result, she grew up isolated from other children and lacks self confidence because of how completely she had to ignore her own identity.
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 Cassie was an amazing feat even if she was possessed at the time, while Julia said that incident was proof Cassie was by far the weakest of the top five.
Spell My Name with an S: Early scan groups couldn't seem to agree on whether it was Cassie or some variation of Cathy.
Take a Third Option: During the E-Pandora incident. She didn't deliberately choose to 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 by association.
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 basically considered to not exist, and are being used to buy time for Doctor Oohara's research into Maria Lancelot's DNA.
An E-Pandora said to be "three times stronger" than the others, she entered the program to support her younger, wheelchair-bound brother. 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 Dr. 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 Scarlett Ohara's bodyguard when Gengo Aoi brings the Legendary Pandora out of cryo-sleep to fight again.
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.
Determinator: Could rival Satellizer in this aspect, as she's fought while knocked completely unconscious.
Disease Bleach: Sort of. 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....
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.
Last Request: She acts as the intermediary to deliver each of Chiffon's last requests to Elizabeth, Arnett, Lana, and Ticy.
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.
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 survived, 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 have likely passed on.
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.
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.
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.
Present Absence: Her death remains a large part of why the events of the E-Pandora arc happened as they did, and even 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.
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.
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.
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, and while she would have lost eventually, she was doing a lot better alone than the four Valkyries put together.
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.
Absolute Cleavage: She has a habit of walking around in low-cut outfits nearly all the time.
Always Someone Better: Done in a weird way considering they haven't said a word to each other, but the other girls view her as this to Satellizer, since she's bustier, has longer hair and is stronger than her. And the fact that Kazuya starts avoiding Satellizer almost immediately after meeting Cassandra convinces a lot of girls that Kazuya has moved on or traded up in the Love Interest department.
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.
Friend to All Children: Played with. While she clearly loves kids, treats them nicely, and wants one of her own, her extreme over-protectiveness, her lack of social skills, and her lack of self-control makes her nearly kill a mother after briefly bonding with the other woman's daughter. Dialogue from Windy May hints that this is related to the circumstances of Kazuya and Kazuha's Parental Abandonment.
Mama Bear: To children in general, but not in a healthy way; she demonstrates such fierce attachment to them that she can become physically violent when people attempt to separate her from said children—even when said people happen to be the child's real parents.
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.
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.
Stocking Filler: She wears thigh-high stockings underneath her ankle-length skirt.
The Stoic: She has a permanently disinterested expression on her face at all times.
She does wear a very subtle smile when she first hugs Kazuya. Goes right back to being stone-faced afterward, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See "Valkyries" folder.
See "3rd Year Students" folder.
Failed Pandora/The Buster Team
A group of four Pandora—Isuzu Sawatari, Jessica Edwin, Petty Liner, and Isabel 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 Isabel 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".
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 other than kill people.
Black Widow: Many of her former lovers or 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 only 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.
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: Acts like a friendly woman in need of love, when she's anything but.
Unreliable Narrator: Considering her Blatant Lies regarding her history with her deceased lovers and/or their partners, pretty much everything out of her mouth regarding how she perceives other people is suspect. In particular, there is no proof that Su-Na is anywhere near as messed up as Isuzu claims except for what Isuzu herself said.
Villainous Crush: Has an in-universe case of this for Su-Na Lee, the current top-ranked active duty Pandora in the world. They were rivals in school both in terms of strength and love, and Isuzu flatly admits that her obsession with wanting to kill Su-Na Lee has prevented her from being sexually satisfied by any of her many lovers.
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.
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, Isabel 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.
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.
Cute Mute: She has yet to speak verbally in any of her appearances.
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.
Heroic RROD: Implied to be the reason why her still-conscious 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. In fact, recent chapters have implied that she may be some sort of highly evolved Nova who's sympathetic to humanity.
Not Quite Dead: Everyone except Gengo thinks that it's her corpse being hidden under Genetics. Except it's no corpse.
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."
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 Cassie, two by Charles, two by Julia, and one by Roxanne.
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.
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. It's implied at one point that some form of Parental Abandonment had something to do with this.
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.
A fourth-year student, a Chevalier at East Genetics, and Cassie'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 Cassie's teacher.
The number one-ranked third-year student at Genetics UK, who looks similar in appearance to Satellizer except for her silver hair.
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.
Cry Cute: Good grief, this young lady needs a MUCH deserved hug.
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.
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 seems to truly loves him and want the feeling reciprocated on some level.
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.
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.
Drill Sergeant Nasty: To insane levels. Park does not believe in gentle training or coddling her students, all of whom 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.
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.
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 joint Valkyrie-Pandora 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.
Beleaguered Assistant: Some of Gengo's more secretive behavior and antics serve as a major source of frustration for her, but she mostly goes along with it in a resigned sort of way.
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.
Cool Big Sis: Sort of falls into this role as the Squad 13 leader, though she tends mostly towards "tough, but fair".
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.
The Ace: She's basically considered the peak of the peak when talking about Pandora that are on active duty.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Dog Bites Back: His treatment of Holly drove her to attempt to kill them both. Also in a milder sense, Satellizer finally finding the courage to stand up to 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: It's never explicitly said he indulged in this when he was younger, though it's clear that he molested Satellizer and definitely physically abused her. His intense and very disturbing fixation on her is a clear invocation of the trope
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 Satellizer then demonstrates a complete inability to give up even when she's literally moments 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.
A rival to Dr. 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".
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 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: Again, 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. At the very least, her conviction wanes after the events of the E-Pandora arc.
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.
Cool Old Guy: He acts as such when he meets Satellizer, though Kazuya more or less denies that this is the case.
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.
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 mantle and burden of becoming Pandora.
He specifically denies ordering Ouka to marry Kazuya to his face, 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 photo album with the Legendary Pandora Kazuya conveniently finds while Gengo is "drunk."
Then there's the entirety of everything going on at the joint Valkyrie/Pandora training exercise.
Even bringing in Scarlett Oohara to create the Legendary Stigmata seems to be a part of some bigger scheme he's got going on.
The Patriarch: He rules over his family. As his grandchild Ouka states, "His word is law."
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.
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.
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.
Head of the Chevalier. A ruthless politician, Spencer will not allow anyone to interfere with his goals.
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 has become just as bad as the politicians he once despised.
Hypocrite: Ironically enough, one of his very few Pet the Dog moments makes him this. 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.
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 out of despair and rage had he not tried to stop the E-Pandora Project. The Thousand-Yard Stare on his face after the fact speaks volumes about just how bad his screw-up was.
Silent Scapegoat: He purposefully takes complete responsibility for all of the Chevalier's more controversial projects after he realizes he's gone too far. Considering the rest of the Chevalier didn't want to get their hands dirty and left everything to him, this leaves their reputations untouched, but acts as career suicide for him.
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 project.