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Joseph Carter "Joey" Jones
- Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu
- Alliterative Name
- Always Save the Girl: When it comes to his Love Interest Lina and his Cool Big Sis Holly.
- This bring a tiny bit of conflict in Episode 21, where Joey and Psy are led to believe that Lina's brother Will kidnapped Holly. On one hand, Joey admits that he would hurt anyone who hurts Holly, but Joey doesn't want to indirectly hurt Lina either.
- Badass Adorable
- Barrier Warrior: He comes up with uses for his energy shield that catch his less canny foes offguard.
- Bash Brothers: Joey and Kurou form a tag team during their duo battles in Arkham City, their friendship is one of the three-cross series friendships in Super Robot Wars UX.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Mess with him, he wont bat an eyelash. Mess with his family, friends, or giant robot, you won't know what hit you.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Heroman... Engage!"
- Chronic Hero Syndrome
- Disguised in Drag: Invoked when he (or rather, his older sister insists that) he needs to sneak into a hospital to talk to one of the patients. Interestingly enough, he didn't have to alter his appearance much; he just needed to put on a dress. Which leads us to...
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He greatly admires his father and strives to be like him. Alas, genetics being the fickle bitch that it is, he favors his mother instead. Greatly favors. As in, looks exactly like her.
- Force Field
- The Hero
- Indy Ploy: A dab hand at on-the-fly improvisation and inventive use of his and Heroman's powers. Forget the Kamehame Hadokens and Force Fields - it's when he brings out the magnets that you should really be worried.
- Kid Hero
- Kid With The Remote Control
- Ordinary Middle School Student
- Parental Abandonment: Both through death. Joey idolized his father for being a hero.
- Right Hand of Doom: His bulky control gauntlet gives him this appearance. Not to mention it's red colored 'upgrade' in episode 26 that looks like Allen Walker's hand.
- Super Speed
- Taking You with Me: He attempts this against Kogorr. He's stopped seconds before he can go through with it, though.
- Took a Level in Badass: At the start of the series, he spends most of his time hiding behind his Robot Buddy. By twenty or so episodes in, it's the other way around.
- Unlucky Everydude
- Wrong Genre Savvy: The justification for his evading the government's attempts at capturing him and Heroman was that it was clear that the media was being manipulated into making them look like the bad guys, and the fear that he'd wind up as an experiment alongside Heroman. Agent Hughes scolds him for the latter, saying that it was a silly assumption.
- Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi
- American Robot
- Berserk Button: Don't hurt Joey. He will make you regret it.
- The Big Guy
- Cool Toy: Very.
- Gentle Giant: Unless you hurt Joey, which is a good way to invoke his Unstoppable Rage.
- Humongous Mecha: Although his usual size isn't that big, (he can fit inside some buildings if he crouches) he transforms into a ,ore generic case at one point in the anime.
- Empathic Weapon: His power growth seems to be directly related to Joey's Character Development. Also bears more than a passing resemblance to Joey's personal hero, his father. Hmmm...
- Living Weapon
- Lightning Can Do Anything: His origin.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: The sonic emitters on his Powered Armour, which pack a vicious punch.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: His NIA-sponsored Powered Armour.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Not as much of a drawback as one might think.
- Perpetual Frowner
- Robot Buddy
- Shock and Awe: What most of his powers are based around, in accordance with the whole 'coming to life after being zapped with alien lightning' thing.
- Unstoppable Rage
- The Voiceless: The most we get are the occasional grunt and scream during battle.
- Wave Motion Gun: The O Spark.
Simon "Psy" Kaina
- Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura
- Ambiguously Brown
- Anime Hair: One of our own has described it as Spike Spiegel's hair on crack.
- Disguised in Drag: Does this to sneak into a hospital.
- Distressed Dude: Had a few occasions of this.
- Green Eyes
- Handicapped Badass: Being unable to walk properly does not seem to impede him from riding a skateboard, assisting the professor in his plans, and even kicking ass right alongside Joey with a sweetass guitar.
- The Lancer
- Musical Assassin: Most of his contributions to battle consist of interfering with the Skrugg Hive Mind using sweet guitar riffs on a modified guitar.
- Ordinary High-School Student
- Shout-Out: His orange jacket seems familiar somehow...
- Voiced by: Maya Obata
- All Guys Want Cheerleaders: A rare inversion: it's our cheerleader who really wants the average, "nerdy/loser" hero, much to her brother's chagrin — Lina is more to take the initiative on her feelings, while Joey's a bit more subtle and reserved about it.
- The Cheerleader: Averted. Lina may be a cheerleader in name, but she is certainly no Brainless Beauty or Alpha Bitch.
- The Chick
- Conflicting Loyalty: Develops this when she grows torn between heeding Will's warning to stay away from Joey. That, along with Joey lying to her about seeing Will again, only settled her doubt in him.
- Distressed Damsel: she was this even when she was only a child
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
- Hair Decorations
- Girl Next Door
- I Know You're In There Somewhere Fight: The gang — but especially Lina — towards Will and Nick.
- Limited Wardrobe: Only ever seen in her cheer leading outfit or a swimsuit.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Constantly. She is very miffed by this.
- Love Hurts
- Magic Skirt: Very brief panty shot during her introduction in the manga, but played straight in the anime where we never get a single panty shot. She gets several more in volume two of the manga, later on along with most of the rest of the cheerleading squad.
- Moment Killer: Goes through great lengths of this in Episode 10.
- Morality Pet: To Will.
- Plucky Girl
- Tag Along Kid: Insists on following Joey and friends into the city during the Center City invasion arc, despite being the only one to not join in the fight against the leader of the Skrugg. This fact allows her to avoid becoming The Load, however.
- The Pollyanna
- The Power of Love: Being Will's Morality Pet, Lina is able to break Will's Skrugg-infested brainwashing numerous times.
- Rebellious Princess: Not technically a princess, but she's the closest thing we've got to one.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man
- Spoiled Sweet
- Uptown Girl: Which is why Lina's Overprotective Dad wants Lina to stay away from Joey — that, and it's implied that Will told their father about Joey.
- Victorious Childhood Friend
Matthew "Professor" Denton
- Voiced by: Cho
- The Atoner: Mild case. He feels it's his responsibility to help Joey fight the Skrugg. After all, he told them where Earth was in the first place. This being a light-hearted kids' show, he doesn't spend much time angsting over it.
- Catchphrase: EGUZAKTORY!
- Gone Horribly Right: His attempt to contact aliens probably wasn't his best idea in the world...
- Large Ham
- Mad Scientist: A benign one, mind you.
- The Mentor
- My God, What Have I Done?: Goes into a brief Heroic BSOD when he realizes that it's his fault that the Skrugg found earth.
- One of the Kids: Often seems rather less mature than his teenage friends.
- Screams Like a Little Girl
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Whenever he's busy formulating his latest demented/brilliant scheme.
- The Smart Guy
- Team Mom
Holly Virginia Jones
- Voiced by: Arisa Ogawasawa
- Annoying Older Sibling
- Berserk Button: Do not hurt Joey in her presence. Even if you are the strongest guy in Central City.
- She gets really pissed when she finds out Joey is fighting alongside Heroman and that everyone knew except her.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter
- Cool Big Sis: Shows very faint glimmers of this on occasion.
- Fangirl: For Heroman.
- Jerk Ass -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her attitude, she truly does care about Joey and helps him out whenever she can.
- Parental Abandonment: Unlike Joey who was too small to remember their father, Holly can't forgive him for dying in an act of heroism, which she saw as abandonment.
- Perky Goth
- The Lad-ette
- Woman in Black
- Wrong Genre Savvy: At times.
Virginia "Grandma" Jones
- Voiced by: Sumie Sakai
Brian Carter Jones
- Voiced by: Tessho Genda
- Disappeared Dad
- Expy: Big guy with blue-black hair and a Lantern Jaw of Justice? Who does that remind you of...
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: A particularly impressive one.
- Posthumous Character
Catherine Mae Jones
- Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino
- Missing Mum
- Posthumous Character
- Stepford Smiler: According to Holly while her mother was always cheerful in front of her children, she had to cry when she was alone.
- Tell Me About My Father: Inverted, she was always telling Joey stories about her husband, what affected him a lot.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While we did saw a grave and date, we still don't know how did she die.
Center City residents
William "Will" Davis
- Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura
- Anti-Hero Substitute: After his return in Episode 19, he has Skruggified versions of most of Heroman's powers, all the way up to wall-crawling and the Face Palm of Doom, as well as a thoroughly uncompromising attitude.
- Badass Longcoat
- Big Brother Instinct: Seems to be the main reason he doesn't like Joey.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Or easily manipulated by the Skrugg.
- Body Horror
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- Break the Haughty: Dear Lord. Not only does he pretty much lose everything he's ever had in a moment of jealous spite, but all the power he's gained hasn't prevented the Skrugg from doing one damned thing.
- The Bully: To Joey.
- Expy: Of Flash Thompson.
- Venom later on.
- Interestingly enough, Flash Thompson became Venom less than a year after Will got his power. Coincidence?
- Venom later on.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He was driven to infiltrate the Skrugg Base because he became jealous of Joey's new power. That doesn't go well for him.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Jerk Jock -> Brainwashed and Crazy -> Sixth Ranger -> Well-Intentioned Extremist -> Anti-Hero.
- Hidden Depths: Yes, he bullies Joey for seemingly no reason, And That's Terrible. But at the same time, he truly does bear sincere love for his sister, and really only wants to protect her and be her hero. He is also revealed to have a strong sense of the responsibility when he stepped down as Captain of the football team, not considering himself worthy after he indirectly caused Psy's disability.
- Jerk Jock -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He doesn't want Joey anywhere near Lina, even after he's exiled from his house on account of being an alien hybrid.
- Nice Hat: Goes with the Badass Longcoat.
- Refused by the Call: He likes to insist that he's the hero. In the manga he attempts to prove himself both by assaulting the Skrugg three separate times and fails each time before learning his lesson. In the anime he fails only once and winds up getting kidnapped and brainwashed by the Skrugg as a result.
- Rival Turned Evil: Well, not evil, per se, just a bit...extreme.
- Sixth Ranger
- Took a Level in Badass
- Walking Spoiler
- Was Once a Man
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never saw if he survived the final battle.
- The implication was probably that he's really dead.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Is pretty much the king of this on this show.
Nicholas "Nick" de Carlo
- Voiced by: Akio Suyama
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- More Than Mind Control. He started liking it.
- Cowardly Sidekick
- Drunk on the Dark Side: Having no real power as a human, he went a bit crazy when he got Skruggified.
- Killed Off for Real: Quite thoroughly. First he got squashed by falling rubble. Then Joey found his mangled carapace under the resultant pile of debris. Then the base exploded. Given that that's the last we hear of him for the rest of the season, without even the Not Quite Dead moment that Kogorr gets after his first defeat, it's safe to say that he's very, very dead.
- Never Found the Body
- Number Two: To Will.
- Rival Turned Evil
- Voiced by: Naomi Shindo
- Voiced by: Atsushi Li
- Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi
- Badass Normal
- Brown Eyes
- Heel–Face Turn
- Inspector Javert
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Voiced by: Bin Sasaki
- Eyes Always Shut
- Not So Stoic: His stern, contemplative appearance takes something of a dent in Episode 16, when he reacts to Heroman obliterating the MR-1 with a loud, enthusiastic, Hiro Nakamura-esque "YATTA!" See also: Crowning Moment of Funny.
- Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto
- Ridiculously Average Guy: He looks just like a generic politician.
- Smug Snake: He is the one who was putting pressure on President to do "something" about Heroman. And he also without knowledge of the President ordered research on Koggor's eye, what didn't end well.
- Evil Chancellor: Subverted, despite being clearly a Smug Snake he warns President about Skrugg attack and escapes with him to the bunker.
- Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka
- Bad Boss: All the way up to eating his subordinates. The Skrugg really ought to charge for workers' comp.
- Big Bad
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: In a series filled with Dangerously Genre Savvy antagonists, he takes the cake, starting with little things like failing to ignore the big nasty robot chewing through his forces, and going all the way up to faking an obvious weak spot in his Eldritch Abomination form in order to lure Heroman into a trap.
- Disc One Final Boss: Subverted - he got taken out within the first nine episodes, and then returned in style for the series climax.
- Eldritch Abomination
- One-Winged Angel: His combat form. His resurrected form, meanwhile, is something else entirely.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The Japanese site calls him 'Gogorr', but Stan Lee himself uses 'Kogorr'.
- Took a Level in Badass: While he was a formidable foe, some fans were wondering if he didn't end as a victim of Villain Decay. Until he returned from death and turned into an Eldritch Abomination world eater... whilst keeping the Dangerously Genre Savvy attitude that made him such a threat in the first place.
- Villainous Breakdown: During his first defeat.
- Why Won't You Die?: Says this when Heroman shows up again to stop Joey's kamikaze attack. Considering that Heroman had his entire abdomen annihilated moments prior, this is understandable.
- Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Does not ignore the flaws in MR-1 and actually improves upon them. He's also capable of spotting and ruthlessly exploiting Heroman's own deficiencies.
- Dastardly Whiplash: He twirls his mustache quite often.
- Evil Counterpart: Him and MR-1 to Joey and Heroman.
- Also, he's the evil Mad Scientist to Denton's good.
- Evil Genius: Yes.
- General Ripper: Does a rather good job of being this despite not actually being a military officer, thanks to his ties with the armed forces and obsession with Heroman.
- Large Ham: Rivaling or beating Denton.
- Laughably Evil
- Mad Scientist: Oh, lordy.
- The Napoleon: Takes increasingly-ridiculous measures to compensate for his diminutive stature, culminating in dangling from his team's tilt-rotor like a tiny green-and-white marionette.
- Obviously Evil
- Punny Name: "Minami" sounds almost exactly like "Mini Me," a reference to his height.
- His name is also related to the fact that Bones president's name is Masahiko Minami.
- The Starscream
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Unknown Rival: In Super Robot Wars UX, Doctor Minami regards Doctor West his greatest rival, but West has no idea who he is. It turns out Minami hates West because West doesn't know who he is.
- Vampire Vords
Amanorich and Stallion
- Voiced by: Anri Katsu and Masufumi Kimura
- Voiced by: Ryoko Gi