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Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)
The male protagonist. Apollo is an orphan who grows up amongst a group of homeless children. His name is given to him by his best friend Baron, as a reference to the legendary Greek god Apollo. Apollo possesses a kind heart and noble spirit behind his rude, aggressive and bestial behavior, with extremely sharp reflexes and senses akin to a wild animal. His characteristics cause few DEAVA members to believe the rumor he is the reincarnation of the "Solar Wing" Apollonius. His main power as an Element is his fighting strength, able to shatter the head of a Cherubim Soldier with a single punch while piloting Aquarion.His OVA incarnation differs in several aspects: he was raised in the forest by his grandfather, and has a distrust of other people due to their tendency to destroy nature. He's less animalistic and more aloof.
- Animal Motif: Winged Dog. Since in the TV series he was originally a Shadow Angel Dog.
- Battle Couple: With Silvia, eventually. Particularly whenever they get put into the Aquarion together, which is often.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: He and Silvia are attracted to one another, but Silvia in particular is heavily in denial about it. It takes most of the series for them to begin accepting each other's feelings.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Following the collapse of the Tree of Life, Apollo chooses to sacrifice himself, along with Sirius and Toma to restore the world.
- Interspecies Romance: With Silvia, since she is a Shadow Angel/Human hybrid.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His... upbringing tends to lend itself to rudeness, and Apollo tends to be focused on his own goals over other people's. Despite this he does have a kind heart.
- Meaningful Name: His friend Baron named him after the Greek god of the sun Apollo.
- Naked First Impression: With Silvia and Reika in the OAVs.
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: Roguish Male to Sirius' Noble Male.
- The Nose Knows: He has a near-supernaturally good sense of smell, and is often seen sniffing and following scents.
- Primal Stance: Tends to run on all fours and spends a lot of time in the trees.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes will turn red when he gets really angry, at which point the enemy should beware.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Sirius' Blue.
- Reincarnation: He's believed to be the reincarnation of Apollonius, aka the "Solar Wing". It turns out that the Solar Wing was Aquarion itself, and Aquarion EVOL reveals that Apollo is actually the reincarnation of Apollonius's dog, Pollon.
- Reincarnation Romance: With Silvia. Complicated a bit by the fact that he's the reincarnation of a dog.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Silvia. Right as he and Silvia finally admit their feelings, he has to sacrifice himself to save the world. He tells Silvia that they should meet again in another 12,000 years.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has golden eyes and he's believed to be the reincarnation of Apollonius.
- Take Care of the Kids: Before his Heroic Sacrifice, he asks Silvia to look after his orphan friends in his place.
- Tragic Keepsake: A piece of Baron's headband.
- Wild Child: A result of his growing up without parents, in the wilds and on the streets. Though his animalistic characteristics are more inherent to his nature than this would imply.
Silvia de Alisia
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)
The female protagonist. She is a noble from the Alisia family and the reincarnation of Apollonius' human lover Celiane. Silvia possesses great physical strength and admiration for her older brother Sirius, who she believes he is the real reincarnation of the "Solar Wing". Her main power as an Element is her psychokinesis.
- Action Girl: Definitely not one to stay on the sidelines, Silvia is a warrior, and as capable in combat as any of the boys.
- Battle Couple: With Apollo, eventually.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Apollo. She is particularly in denial that Apollo could be Apollonius's reincarnation, therefore she also denies any feelings for him she has until late in the series.
- Big Brother Attraction: She has a crush on her brother and is convinced that he's the reincarnation of her lover. This attraction is caused by the longing of the two halves of Celiane's soul to be united again.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She really doesn't like to see other girls getting close to Sirius, especially Reika.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: She's a princess, technically. Not that this really comes into play very often.
- Freakiness Shame: After discovering Silvia is a Shadow Angel/Human hybrid, Pierre says her wings look good.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She is a descendant of Apollonius and Celiane and a Shadow Angel/Human hybrid.
- Interspecies Romance: With Apollo, since she is a Shadow Angel/Human hybrid.
- Mind over Matter: Her element power is telekinesis, allowing her to move objects without touching them.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: She usually wears pink, and her aura is often pink as well.
- Reincarnation: Of Celiane. More specifically she's the reincarnation of her light half.
- Reincarnation Romance: With Apollo. Complicated by the fact that she's only half the reincarnation of his love.
- Shower of Angst: In the OVA, after Sirius' death.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Apollo. She barely gets to admit she's in love with him before he has to go sacrifice himself.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She wears a pair of pink thigh-high boots.
Sirius de Alisia
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (JP), Eric Vale (EN)
Silvia's older brother. He is passionate on the concepts of aesthetics and perfection. A skilled swordsman, many DEAVA members, including himself, believed he was the true reincarnation of the "Solar Wing", thus Sirius despises Apollo when he enters the organization. His main power as an Element is an unnamed ability to "scan" areas such as rooms.
- Aloof Big Brother: He generally acts this way around Silvia. He cares for her, obviously, but doesn't reciprocate her... fascination with him.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Silvia.
- Bishōnen: Quite popular among the ladies, being more graceful and lean than overly muscled.
- Catch Phrase: "How disgraceful..."
- Death by Adaptation: In the OVA adaptation, he is dead before the story even begins.
- Doesn't Like Guns: He prefers fighting with swords over firearms.
- Face–Heel Turn: Consumed by his jealousy of Apollo, he allies with the Shadow Angels near the end of the series.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He is a descendant of Apollonius and Celiane and a Shadow Angel/Human hybrid.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices himself, along with Apollo and Toma to restore the world.
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: Noble Male to Apollo's Roguish Male.
- Promotion to Parent: He had to take over caring for Silvia following the deaths of their parents.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Apollo's Red.
- Reincarnation: Believed to be the reincarnation of Apollonius. Actually the reincarnation of Celiane's dark half.
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Travis Willingham (EN)
A star soccer player. Pierre is a hyperactive Element User, with more than the double of serotonin levels than any other User. His main power is a "Fire Kick" attack that is a perfect combination of his passion for soccer and his burning spirit.
- The Big Guy: Boisterous and one of the better fighters on the team. He's also among the taller members of the cast.
- If It's You, It's Okay: Seems to have this towards Jun. In his dream where he imagine himself as a sultan surrounded by women, Jun was one of the girls.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Definitely the most interested in the opposite sex, though he's restrained enough to keep his distance from those who reject him.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the French soccer player, Patrick Vieira.
- Playing with Fire: His element power: generating flames from his feet. He can coat his foot in flame or kick fireballs at his opponents.
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)
The resident otaku. His main power as an Element is his "Mind Eye Photography" technique, which can enable him to see through solid objects and quickly target the weak points of enemies.
- Beta Couple: He has a background romance with Tsugumi throughout the series.
- Nerd Glasses: He's always wearing glasses to emphasize his "nerd" persona.
- The Smart Guy: Generally spends his time in Mission Control over fighting in Aquarion. Even when he does pilot, he tends to take a support role over active combat.
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)
A sensitive girl who believes she carries a strange ability of causing misfortune to those around her. Her main power as an Element is mind telekinesis.
- Action Girl: An excellent fighter and one of Aquarion's primary pilots.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Prefers kicking when piloting Aquarion.
- Blessed with Suck: Her element power is the generation and manipulation of misfortune. As such, minor bad things tend to happen to her and around her quite often.
- Catch Phrase: "How unfortunate..."
- Celibate Heroine: She doesn't want to get in a relationship with anyone because of her belief that she will cause misfortune to those around her.
- Cosmic Plaything: Always suffering from bad luck.
- The Jinx: She believes she brings misfortune to those around her.
- Reincarnation: In the OVAs of Scorpius.
Voiced by: Tsugumi Higasayama (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)
A shy girl with a sad past. Her main power as an Element is the ability to explode things from a distance when her heart rate reaches its maximum.
- Bi the Way: Usually paired with Jun, but seems to also have a thing for Reika.
- Blessed with Suck: Her element power is rather destructive and hard to control, leading her to view it this way.
- Having a Blast: This is apparently her psychic power. Her heart starts beating furiously, and then she promptly lets loose a psychic explosion. Usually Played for Laughs.
Voiced by: Yuuto Kazama (JP), Mike McFarland (EN)
A close friend of Sirius and Reika. The three were the first Element Users to perform a successful Unification in battle, but this partnership ends abruptly when an accident during the battle puts Glen in a coma.
- The Bus Came Back: He's hospitalized early in the show, but comes back as a cyborg-Shadow Angel thing in the finale.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: He was selected for an operation to graft Shadow Angel feathers into Elements to give them great strength to combat the Shadow Angels, which gave him a cyborg-like personality.
- Demoted to Extra: He's alive and well in the OVA version, but is just a background character.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He's around solely to give Sirius and Reika something to be angry at Apollo about for the opening episodes.
Kurt and Chloe Klick
Voiced by: Romi Park (Both, JP), Justin Cook (Kurt, EN), Caitlin Glass (Chloe, EN)
Fraternal twins who's main power as Elements is the ability to communicate telepathically with each other. They very rarely partake in combat, instead controlling and monitoring the computers in DEAVA's control room.
- Demoted to Extra: In the OVA, where they aren't even named.
- Half-Identical Twins: Fraternal twins generally do not look this similar to each other.
- Mission Control: It's very rare to see them piloting Aquarion, although they will every now and then.
- Twin Telepathy: They can communicate telepathically with each other.
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (JP), Brandon Potter (EN)
Founder and true leader of DEAVA and the one responsible for unearthing the Vector Machines, only to disappear shortly afterward. When the Elements' battle against the Shadow Angels began, he returns to assume his position as Deava's supreme commander.
- Big Good: Founder and leader of DEAVA.
- Catch Phrase: "Special training!"
- Eccentric Mentor: He is constantly dispensing pearls of wisdom through weird training sessions and bizarre metaphor. Despite his quirks, he is generally on top of the situation and knows what's best.
- Inexplicably Awesome: There's no reason given for his borderline-supernatural abilities and knowledge... that's just how he is.
- Master of Illusion: He likes doing magic tricks during speeches, often to help illustrate a point.
Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa (JP), Stephanie Young (EN)
DEAVA's top scientist and researcher.
- Hot Teacher: She acts as the teacher in the Element User's mental training classes.
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Jason Liebrecht (EN)
- Butt Monkey: If someone needs to be humiliated as part of the plot, it'll usually fall to him.
- Foil: To Gen. He's more of a hardliner and practical person, but he's not nearly as in control of things as he'd like to be.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He gets fed up with Fudou's strangeness and the teenage antics of the pilots, but he really does just want to keep the world safe.
- Number Two: He's DEAVA's second-in-command.
Voiced by: Hiromi Satou (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)
A pale, young girl who is wheelchair-bound, Rena is blind and has the hair color and sensitivity to light of an albino. She can see people's auras and read the "Book of Holy Genesis", scriptures containing the history of the conflict that occurred between the Shadow Angels and humans 12,000 years ago. Her main power/s as an Element allows her to levitate, teleport and (regrettably) drain prana from people.
- Actually Not a Vampire: She appears mysterious and somewhat unsettling, is sensitive to light, wears an Elegant Gothic Lolita dress and has powers of prana absorbtion/release via blood sucking, but she really is a human girl and an Element User like everyone else.
- Blind Seer: She's blind, but she can "see" prana, precognition and future visions.
- Ill Girl: She's always seen in a wheelchair, and usually carries a parasol when going outside, suggesting delicacy.
- Lunacy: She has stated that during a full moon she looses control of her vampiric like powers a bit, which causes her to want to drink blood more.
- Mystical White Hair: Her hair is white, which befits her Mysterious Waif status and unusual powers.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's suggested, but never confirmed, to be much older than she appears.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Her element power is teleportation of herself and others, though she rarely uses it.
- Took a Level in Badass: She is capable of piloting Aquarion, though she doesn't do so very often.
Holy Angel Toma
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP), J. Michael Tatum (EN)
The main antagonist and Apollonius' onetime partner until Apollonius fell in love with Celiane and defeated the Shadow Angels. Knowing Apollonius will be reincarnated in 12,000 years, Toma places himself in suspended animation and is awoken 12,000 years later. Even after so long, Toma could never forgive him for betraying their kind, but lingering feelings for his beloved Apollonius still resides in his heart. Toma plans to use the Aquarion's power to repair the Tree of Life, but in order to make it possible, he needs to make the Aquarion manifest its true power of the "Solar Wings", thus prepares the various ordeals and trials for DEAVA's Element Users, specifically Apollo, in order to make them stronger.
- Badass Gay: In love with Apollonius, and one of the most powerful Shadow Angels in existence.
- Big Bad: Though he isn't the leader of the Shadow Angels, he is the one in charge of gathering prana for the Tree of Life and the guy usually picking fights with the heroes.
- Bishounen: This guy is about as pretty as a man can look.
- Heartbroken Badass: His beloved Apollonius left him for a human woman. However Apollonius did love him, he simply loved Celiane more.
- Heel Realization: At the end of the series. Also in the OVA as Aquarion punches him.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy" With the exception that his hair is actually made of feathers.
- Loving a Shadow: He has a Villainous Crush on Apollo because he's the reincarnation of Apollonius.
- Mr. Seahorse: In the OVA.
- Mystical White Hair: A Shadow Angel with white hair.
- One True Love: His was and always shall be Apollonius.
- Really 700 Years Old: Though he placed himself in suspended animation for 12,000 years, it's suggested that Shadow Angels age very slowly, if at all. Exactly how old he is is unclear.
- Redemption Equals Death: He sacrifices himself, along with Apollo and Sirius to restore the world.
- Villainous Crush: He flirts a bit with Apollo.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything he does that isn't driven by his love for Apollonius is the survival of his race. In the OVAs it's allowing the not yet born children to become a new god like race through Aquarion.
Music Angel Otoha
Voiced by: Mako Hyoudou (JP), Monica Rial (EN)
Toma's faithful servant, she loves him deeply.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Toma.
- The Dragon: She's the most involved Angel next to Toma, helping him carry out his designs.
- Extra Eyes: Usually there's just two, but when excited or angry two more eyes appear on her forehead.
- Hopeless Suitor: For Toma. She seems to be truly in love with him, but Toma only has eyes for Apollonius, although he does lead her on a bit to secure her loyalty.
- Mark of the Supernatural: Right eye blue, left eye yellow. This helps to show that she's a Shadow Angel.
- The Resenter: She despises Apollonius and Celiane, not only because they destroyed Atlandia 12,000 years ago, but also because their love broke Toma's heart.
- Subordinate Excuse: She's devoted to Toma not only because she's his servant.
Elder Angel Johannes
Voiced by: Shin Aomori (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN)
The eldest and leader of the Shadow Angels.
- The Faceless: Johannes' face is never revealed.
- Greater Scope Villain: He's the leader of the Shadow Angels and presumably the guy who gave Toma his orders. Nevertheless he never actually does anything.
Warrior Angel Moroha
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (JP), Barry Yandell (EN)
A Shadow Angel warrior "who knows no equal".
- Blood Knight: Moroha is the only Shadow Angel who enjoys fighting.
Architypal Angel Lensi
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)
The architect of the Shadow Angels, he designs and creates the countless number of Cherubim Soldiers DEAVA does battle with.
- The Evil Genius: All those automated weapons the Shadow Angels use are built and invented by him.
Information Angel Shilha
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Antimere Robinson (EN, Ep. 12, 14), Paul Slavens (EN, Ep. 17, 19)
- The Caretaker: To Futaba.
Child Angel Futaba
Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (JP), Luci Christian (EN)The only child angel who survived Atlantis' destruction 12,000 years before.
- Alas, Poor Villain: He may have caused much destruction as he was having fun, but it's hard to not feel sorry for him when he is captured by humans, taken for scientific testing, and killed.
- Mercury's Wings: His wings are located at his ankles.
- Obliviously Evil: He sees no evil in playing with the "Wingless ones'" lives and doesn't seem to realize how the destruction he causes harms them.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has turquoise hair.
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)
A Shadow Angel and Toma's fiance before he fell in love with the human Celiane.
- Bi the Way: He seemed to genuinely love Toma, before he fell in love with Celiane.
- Defecting for Love: He betrayed the Shadow Angels because of his love for Celiane.
- Heel–Face Turn: He was originally known as "The Angel of Massacre" and is implied to have slaughtered a huge number of humans. He later became the savior of humanity.
- Interspecies Romance: With Celiane. The first and only known case of a Shadow Angel and a human falling in love.
- One Head Taller: Than Celiane.
- Runaway Fiancé: Unlike other cases he did truly love Toma. He just happened to love Celiane more.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Celiane. They evidently were together long enough to have at least one child, but flashbacks seem to indicate that he didn't survive the war.
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)
The human lover of Apollonius.
- Action Girl: She is always shown in battle gear, and flashbacks show her fighting evenly with Apollonius himself, which is no small feat.
- Interspecies Romance: With Apollonius, the only known human-Shadow Angel pairing.
- Second Love: For Apollonius. Problem is, the first love is still around and insanely jealous...
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Apollonius. They didn't get the happy ending they desired.
Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (JP)An OVA-exclusive character, Scorpius was a friend to Celiane and Apollonius. However, his fascination with and hunger for the power of the Shadow Angels lead him to betray them. It was he who killed Apollonius.
- The Corruptible: He desired the power of the Shadow Angels to improve the lives of humanity. Unfortunately, Toma was able to play on this to his advantage.
- Face–Heel Turn: He seemed to genuinely like Apollonius and Celiane, but his desire for power eventually outweighed this.
Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (JP), Zach Bolton (EN)
Apollo's best friend. Baron charges Apollo with the task of taking care of the other orphans. After being captured by the Shadow Angels, saving him and the other orphans is Apollo's sole reason to fight with the Aquarion.
- Cool Big Bro: To Apollo.
- Posthumous Character: Is Harvested in the first episode, though he doesn't actually die until partway through the series.
- Sacrificial Lion: Exists only to be promptly Harvested.
- Take Care of the Kids: In his final moments, he asks Apollo to look after the other orphans.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets a couple of scenes establishing he's awesome, and is the focus character of Apollo's introduction... until Apollo is revealed and he gets Harvested.