Heroic BSOD: Suffers a massive one upon discovering that Lindow had become Corrosive Hannibal.
Heroic Mime: Played with. They talk while out in the field, but they are silent during cutscenes. There are two exceptions. The first is the beginning of the Burst storyline, where s/he serves as the narrator for the first cutscene. However, some may not realize this on their first playthrough until after the fact, especially if their chosen voice is not particularly distinct. More remembered is the scene near the end of the said storyline, when s/he tells Lindow not to give up on his life before ripping Corrosive Hannibal through the mouth with both his/her and Lindow's God Arcs and punching through its Core.
Morph Weapon: His/Her New-Type God Arc (in contrast to Old-Types, which are fixed), can transform between a BFS and a BFG, as well as a Shield. Also, unlike other New-Type NPCs like Alisa, Anette and Federico, the Gun, Blade and Shield parts are also changeable.
Supporting Protagonist: Played with a bit. While the protagonist is definitely The Hero regardless, in the original game's story, most of the focus is on Soma, with the protagonist taking on something of a Deuteragonist role. In the Burst storyline, however, the protagonist firmly takes the role of... Well, the protagonist, with Lindow taking over as Deuteragonist.
Telepathy: According to Dr. Sakaki, this, together with the ability to change the God Arc's mode at will, is apparently one of the abilities of a New-Type God Eater. This may also explain why s/he was able to instantly revive Alisa after a trauma-induced coma from unintentionally (seemingly) killing Lindow, detect the presence of Ren, and discover that Lindow had been turned into Corrosive Hannibal. Comes into play as a plot point in two of the manga adaptations, where Alisa learns or passes on sensitive information to him.
The Cameo: The female protagonist in The Spiral Fate and The 2nd Break manga.
Happily Married: With Sakuya at the end of the Burst story. The marriage is still strong in the sequel and they have a child together.
He Knows Too Much: Seemingly got offed by Johannes, with Alisa as his Unwitting Pawn, for delving too much into Johannes's involvement in the insane Ark Project.
Heroic Sacrifice: While he didn't have much choice in the manner, he singlehandedly holds off a Prithvi Mata to buy everyone else time to escape. However, the opening movie seems to suggest that he's Not Quite Dead.
Not Quite Dead: Managed to hold off a Prithvi Mata, only to have his Armlet badly damaged and subsequently devoured by a Dyaus Pita, causing Oracle Cell contamination in his body. He was saved by Shio at the last minute.
The Mole: He was tasked by the higher-ups at Fenrir to investigate Johannes's Ark Project.
Second in Command of the 1st Unit and also a Sniper Ace Medic. A reliable senior who gets along with just about everyone, as well as a long-time acquaintance of Lindow and Tsubaki. She is also a former mission counter girl before Hibari took her place.
This is Something She's Got to Do Herself: After Lindow's "death", Sakuya discovers a disc containing his report on Aegis Island, and decides to continue what he left behind. She tried to keep this secret from the Protagonist and Alisa, but after retrieving Lindow's Armlet from a Dyaus Pita (the missing link required to fully unlock the disc's secrets) she finally tells them the truth.
A member of the 1st Unit, Soma has served since he was twelve. He's not fond of teamwork, and prefers working alone. Since he was injected with the Bias Factor while his mother was pregnant, he was used as the base for future God Eaters.
The Jinx: He is viewed as one by some God Eaters, considering how many have died when in the field with him. This ends eventually; in his final profile sheet, it's noted that the teams he joins up with for missions have the lowest death rates, and in the one before that, he's even slated for a promotion to Field Leader, though he insists on staying with the First Unit.
Luke, I Am Your Father: Though Soma already knew, the protagonist learns (through a video dropped by Dr. Sakaki) that Johannes and another scientist, Aisha Gauche, are Soma's parents.
Heroic BSOD: Dealt with one when he was forced to choose between staying behind and be killed in the Devouring Apocalypse or move with his family away to Aegis. He ultimately decides to stay and stop Johannes' Ark Project, after realizing that the Ark Project will only evacuate select God Eaters and their families up to the first degree (around a mere 1,000 survivors, not counting Johannes himself) when his younger sister Nozomi asked him if he could bring her friends.
All Training No Experience: Alisa comes in decked with the highest scores in the simulations. This changes after her Heroic BSOD, which leads to you and her alone killing several powerful Aragami.
The Atoner: Not that she needs to, but she feels the burden of having apparently killed Lindow weighing heavily on her. She spends the latter half of the Burst arc trying to bring back Lindow, to absolve herself of that "sin", and at the end she mails the Protagonist, thanking him/her for helping her lift the burden away.
Badass: Considering she has little to no combat experience and the fact that she has just recovered from being Brainwashed and Crazy, not to mention hospitalized, she starts a chain of missions involving just you and her, taking down rather tough enemies. Mind, she considers these simple training missions to get back into shape.
Character Development: Upon her arrival she initially passes off as an insufferable Alpha Bitch, but as time passed (especially after her Freak Out which apparently killed Lindow), she gradually developed into a considerate, caring God Eater, as well as a big-sister figure for Shio. Her AI even changes to reflect her altered outlook, gaining recovery bullets and learning to share Aragami Bullets with others.
Combat Medic: Many consider her to be one of the most useful AI teammates. She heals you often, and being the only New-Type companion in the original game, was the only way single players could make use of LinkBurst and CondensedBullets.
Dark and Troubled Past: Both her parents were killed right before her eyes during a game of hide-and-seek as a child, leaving her an emotional wreck. As if that wasn't bad enough she was later conscripted into the New-Type God Eater program and brainwashed into assassinating Lindow under the impression that he was the Aragami that killed her parents.
Demoted to Extra: In the upcoming sequel, God Eater 2, Alisa will not appear in the story missions, but can be recruited in the free missions, and Story Missions that don't lock you to specific members. She also at least has her own Character Episode to deal with.
Ms. Fanservice: Promoted to the position as of The 2nd Break manga set 3 years after the first game. Most notably her new coat zips down instead of up, but her breasts are too big to let the zipper pass, resulting in even more blatant underboob. A small crowd of admirers express their "relief" at the sight after worrying that her new uniform would actually cover her up.
She's the Blue Kota's Red, as she's sensible and tactical while he's impulsive and reckless.
On the other hand, she's the Red to the Protagonist's Blue, as she's incredibly emotional and s/he's her Living Emotional Crutch. Even shown ingame: She has her own personal God Arc set of gun, blade and shield, all of which are Red and specialize in Fire. Midway through the game, she gives you a blue version of the shield as a thank you present, and you can get blue versions of the gun and blade as well, all of which specialize in Ice.
A humanoid Aragami with a Bias Factor which makes her averse to devouring humans. She was discovered by Dr. Sakaki and was since taken under his wing. She possesses the Singularity, a Core that is the key to causing the Devouring Apocalypse, and is therefore a target of Johannes. He eventually got his hands on her and embedded her core into Nova, beginning the Devouring Apocalypse. After Johannes's defeat, she thanks everyone for what they've done for her and asks Soma to devour her body so she may carry Nova away to save everyone.
Big Damn Heroes: In the Burst storyline, it is revealed that she saved Lindow by intervening in his fight with a Dyaus Pita and "telling" it to leave them. She then tended to his Red Right Hand and chained it lest it may overtake him.
Voiced by: Daisuke Nan (Japanese) and Fritz Bronner (English)
Age: 47 (1) / 50 (2)
A founding member of Fenrir and current Chief Supervisor of its Far East Branch's Aragami Technology Department. He is the one who discovered the Bias Factor and objected to Johannes and Aisha's decision to inject their unborn child, Soma, with them.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his oddities, he's the world's leading researcher on Aragami and the Bias Factor.
The Chessmaster: Has a constant game going with Johannes over their ideas over what to do about the impending Singularity.
One of the founders of Fenrir and director of its Far East Branch. He is in charge of the Aegis project, but is secretly advancing his own "Ark Project" designed to to save up to 1,000 (not including himself) handpicked individuals plus their families up to the second degree while causing the Devouring Apocalypse. He had Lindow killed because he was investigating the plan. Johannes is also Soma's father.
Well-Intentioned Extremist/Utopia Justifies the Means: Although the Ark Project would doom all humanity save a thousand humans chosen to escape into space, he is resigned to the fact that it may be mankind's only chance at survival against the Aragami. He also never planned to join the escape, knowing his plan would doom the rest of humanity.
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujimoto (Japanese) and Tony Oliver (English)
Age: 17 (at death)
Joined Far East Branch: 2069
God Arc: Old-Type Blast Gun
A God Eater introduced during your first mission with Soma. Haughty and insufferable, but nevertheless has a soft spot for his younger sister Erina. Unfortunately, he was killed very early on by an Ogretail, which established Soma's reputation as a doom magnet for any potential teammate.
A female mechanic of the God Arc Maintenance crew.
Ascended Extra: She has no speaking parts and plays very little part in the main God Eater story. In the Burst story, she is not only gets screen time and a voice actress, but she also plays a part in the story when some Vajratails get into the base. She also has her own Character Episode in God Eater 2.
A founding member of Fenrir and Chief of Aragami Research Lab. She is a leader and test subject of the Managarm Project. Aisha and her husband Johannes had decided to inject the P73 Bias Factor into their unborn child, Soma. The test failed and also resulted in her death.
Alisa's doctor since her days at the Russia Branch. Along with Alisa, he is also transferred to the Far East Branch. He brainwashed Alisa into attacking Lindow during the mission "Moon in Welkin", ordered by Director Schiksal. He is also a part of the Ark Project.
Badass: Wouldn't be a God Eater protagonist without being one. To name a few of his/her feats, s/he is the first to awaken his/her Blood Power and successfully injures Marduk's left eye.
Boobs of Steel: The female protagonist is rather well-endowed, and yes, she's a bad-ass.
The Comically Serious: To some extent. Some of the Character Episodes, such as Kigurumi and Haru, are downright bizarre, yet the protagonist responds to the whole situation with such straight face.
The Gadfly: Can be played as this in Erina's Character Episode and also another of her episodes' instances when she asks if you saw her growing Blood Art in battle (one choice which references her panty's white color).
Heroic Mime: Just like his/her predecessor, although he/she occasionally speaks during mission banter. This makes it very surprising when he/she finally speaks one line of dialogue before the final battle.
Silent Bob: Surprisingly, he/she is quite expressive in Character Episodes. Especially when you put him/her together with someone like Emil.
Living Emotional Crutch: Much like the first protagonist, s/he eventually becomes this for Blood members. Especially Ciel, who regards him/her as her first friend. In Ciel and Gilbert's cases, his/her involvement is also practically the reason behind their Blood Power's awakening.
Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Come on, go to youtube and see the different haircuts for him. Yeah, that's a nice bishonen hero.
Heroic Sacrifice: After his defeat as the Singularity, in order to save his friends from his Singularity's devouring, he manages to eliminate the devouring process with his power and turn the partially grown Singularity structure into a flower-like structure that extracts the no longer needed Black Plague from all infected patients.
Not So Stoic/When He Smiles: In a tragic subversion of the latter, after the mission following Romeo's death, he gives a sad smile to the protagonist before resigning and joining the God Arc Soldier project.
The Glomp: Gives one to the protagonist in her Character Episode.
The Medic: Shoots out Heal Lasers when player is at low health, but due to slow speed of the bullet, it usually never saves a near-incapacitated player — an issue that can be remedied by good positioning. On the brighter side, her Heal Laser goes through Aragami...
Embarrassing Nickname: A pretty serious one. He's nicknamed Flagging Gil after being forced to kill a superior officer during a mission (the Aragami they were battling damaged her armlet, and he had to kill her to prevent her from transforming into an Aragami herself).
It's Personal: The battle against Rufus Caligula is this for him, being the very same Aragami that forced him to kill his superior.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: With an emphasis on the latter. Despite his rude first appearance and constantly not getting along well with Romeo, he is concerned for his teammates well-being and is shown to be on good terms with the protagonist. His former superior even noted that Gilbert is a kind person.
Status Buff: His Blood Power raises the entire team's attack whenever he unleashes a Charge Glide. It's most likely to happen after you've downed an Aragami, though given that you can move around while charging it, it's hard to see why he doesn't just prepare it while he's moving in towards one.
Badass Driver: Proves herself to be a skilled APC driver at one point in the story. While being chased by a Vajra.
Big Eater: Surprises the protagonist by eating bread slightly bigger than her arm in 3 seconds.
Blessed with Suck: Apparently due to being a God Eater's child, Nana has innate ability to lure Aragami to her vicinity. This got the rescue team in her childhood killed due to her unconsciously attracting Yakshas.
Cat Girl: Her hairstyle which is held up by several hair clips resembles this very much.
Dark and Troubled Past: Like Alisa, she has lost her parent(s) to the Aragami, and like her, she initially tries to block it out.
Genki Girl: Is pretty energetic, probably because of her huge appetite too.
Harmful to Minors: Her mother was not the only one killed in the incident that orphaned her — the entire rescue team sent to help her was also killed by the Aragamis those her then-uncontrollable Blood Power attracted.
Heroic BSOD: Has a major crisis of confidence when he ends up as the only person on the squad who hasn't unlocked his power of Blood. He gets over it after getting a chance to vent his frustrations, unlocking his power of Blood immediately after.
Transferred back to Far East Branch: 2074 (present)
God Arc: New-Type Buster Blade / Sniper Gun
Gilbert's former teammate back on Fenrir Glasgow Branch. Formerly a member of Far East Branch, he moved back after their superior's death as the leader of 4th Unit. He is something of a womanizer and playboy.
He Who Must Not Be Seen: Kouta and co's attempts at uncovering his/her identity always ends in failure, be it by revealing the inside of his/her/its suit is empty or by showing there is another head under the suit's head.
Creepy Good: Comes across as this due to her manner of speaking and her appearance. And she's later revealed to be not on the side of humans in the slightest.
Enfante Terrible: She already had the idea of causing Devouring Apocalypse ever since she was saved as a child with the P73 Bias Factor of great regeneration power. It remains unknown whether she is driven by her own desire or the Aragami spirit inside her, however.
Evil Genius and Evil Cripple : YMMV. Only completely evil by the non-analyzing eye, however. Whether or not she feels hatred or anything negative towards humanity is unknown as she may be driven by a more primitive "devouring sense" from within.
Half-Human Hybrid: After suffering near-fatal injuries when her sister pushed her down some stairs as a child, her father had her injected with Bias Factor (much like Soma's case) to save her life.
Mad Scientist: Unlike Dr. Sakaki, this is very much played straight.
Manipulative Bastard: Orchestrated Romeo's death by shutting down God Arc Soldiers to drive Julius across the Despair Event Horizon and convince him to support her research plans (in disguise of her ulterior motive.
Omnicidal Maniac: Like Johannes, she plans to create the new singularity to devour the entire planet after Shio left Earth for the moon. Unlike Johannes, her plan doesn't involve humanity surviving.
Psychopathic Manchild: She is obsessed with dolls since she was a child, and this carries over into adulthood. Only this time, that includes considering everyone around her as dolls.
Self-Made Orphan: Killed her own father using the prototype God Arc Soldier No.0 when he becomes a threat for stopping her human experiments.
The monsters of the God Eater universe.A species of monsters that first appeared around 20 years ago and quickly laid waste to most life on Earth. Nobody knows their origin, though various hypotheses abound. They first appeared as single-celled organisms that rapidly consumed and imitated much of Earth's single-cellular life, until they began aggregating and working up to more complex life forms.
Animal Motifs: Most lines resemble an animal from the place they devoured, especially the bigger ones.
Badass Armfold: The Chi-You line of Aragami are always in this pose, preferring to let their arm-like wings do the fighting. The pose doesn't break even when they're stunned. Only when they die do their arms finally part.
Beam Spam: The Sariel Aragami series float around the battlefield and do this.
Bizarre Alien Biology: The Aragami are technically collections of semi-independent "Oracle" cells. Each one has a core cluster of Oracle cells that controls the others through chemical signals, keeping the aggregate together and allowing the cells to differentiate into other roles. Genetically every Oracle cell ever sampled is identical to any other, but they can absorb and reuse any material they consume, allowing the Aragami to vary wildly in phenotype.
Even if the spot they run to is only two yards away, taking them out of rage without you having to run so much would be a pain in the butt.
Degraded Boss: Not so much degraded as a bunch of weaker versions in the form of Golden Gboro-Gboros. They don't provide much challenge and can be easily killed with a few slashes/shots. Their only purpose is, when devoured, to yield materials usually retrieved on the field. Other difficult Aragami can become much easier to deal with as you (and your equipment) progress, though sometimes they get upgraded abilities or movesets to compensate for higher difficulties.
Gag Boobs: Amaterasu of the Ouroboros line has a pair that are probably larger then the main characters themselves and they generally just... bounce around when the main body moves.
Hero Killer: The Susano'o, a Borg Camlann-type Deusphage, is said to have grown stronger by devouring God Arcs (and presumably their wielders, too). Rumor also has it that they are manifestations of God Eaters-turned-Aragami.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Only Oracle Cells can kill other Oracle Cells, so by that adage Aragami can only be killed by other Aragami. That means you and your God Arc.
And then came the Hannibal line. Fast, flashy and hits with the force and fury of the fires they wield, there are reasons they're called Nargacuga 2.0. The Caligula (especially the undamaged Rufus Caligula, an evolved strain of that), Spartacus and Blitz Hannibal strains take this right Up to Eleven.
Living Weapon: The Quadriga line is like a cross between an enraged elephant, a bull, and a living, walking tank/missile silo.
Macross Missile Massacre: The Quadriga Aragami fights with this tactic, and you can (more or less) send these same Missiles right back at it via Devouring it and using its Aragami bullet.
The Medic: Nyx-Alpha in 2 will recover its fellow Aragami.
Mighty Glacier: God Eater 2 has Demiurgos, which is slow, but hard-hitting and can only damaged effectively by attacking its head or when its legs are exposed.
Mix-and-Match Critters: Every Aragami incorporates various animal (and some human) features - and in some cases the features of vehicles.
Mook: The Ogretail, Zygote and Cocoon Maiden lines. Ogretails are your standard bipedal tailed beasts, Zygotes are floating eyes, and Cocoon Maidens are stationary, missile-firing Iron Maiden-lookalikes.
Olympus Mons: The Deusphages, Aragami named after real-world deities and considered god-level monsters. Susano'o (Borg Camlann), Tsukuyomi (Arda Nova), Poseidon (Quadriga), Zeus (Sariel), Hera (Chi-You), and Amaterasu (Ouroboros). Though not explicitly stated, the Hannibal line may also count, being a species introduced only in the Burst storyline.