Characters: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Main Character Index | Nanoha | A's | StrikerS Sound Stage X | ViVid | Force | A's PortableThis is the character page for the characters who are introduced in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS.Beware Late Arrival Spoilers and unmarked spoilers!
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Forward TeamThe Forwards are the new main characters in StrikerS and recruits of the Riot Force 6. The members are Subaru Nakajima, Teana Lanster, Erio Mondial and Caro Ru Lushe. They are exceptionally talented young mages and they become even better mages under Captain Nanoha Takamachi's training. During the middle of the Jail Scaglietti ncident, the Forwards are joined by Ginga Nakajima, an extra member. After the solved Jail Scaglietti Incident and the disbandment of Riot Force 6, they transfer in three different branches, but they still call themselves as the Forward Team. The four of them reunite in Force, and are joined by Ginga Nakajima, Thoma Avenir, Lily-Strosek and Isis Egret.In StrikerS, Subaru and Teana are members of the Forward StarS, and Erio and Caro are members of the Forward Lightning.
Tropes shared by the Forwards:
- The Apprentice: To Nanoha, Vita, Fate and Signum, especially the former. They start as rookies and become professional and high-skilled officers.
- Badass Crew: They are not as strong as the Aces or the Wolkenritter, but they are an excellent team and play a major part to foil Scaglietti's plan. In StrikerS Sound Stage X, they solve the Mariage Incident without the help of their previous superiors. In ViVid, they are strong enough to be a serious match to Nanoha and Fate; Subaru, Erio and Caro have the opportunity to participate in the Inter-Middle Championship, but they choose not to enter, maybe the author feels that they are overpowered for this. And in Force, they are excellent officers and are the senpais to the Force main characters.
- Demoted to Extra: The Forwards don't have much prominence in ViVid, except in the Training Camp arc. This is justified since ViVid focuses on the younger generation and each member of the team has her/his own job to do. While Subaru, Erio and Caro are young enough to participate in the Inter-Middle Championship, the author must be aware that they are too overpowered for this.
- The Dreaded: It is stated in The Movie 1st DVD Commentary that the Forwards are sometimes feared because they are Nanoha's students, who has a fearsome reputation.
- Five-Man Band: Averted. Despite the four of them fitting into the classic roles, there are only four of them, not five, and the gender ratio is incorrect. Also, when the Forward Team gets Ginga as an additional member, she's never treated as a "real" member like the other four, who are considered as the "true" Forwards, even when they are eight in Force. Since Ginga is the Sixth Ranger, but does not fit in any role, the Forwards are actually a "Four-Man Band plus One".
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Genki Girl Pollyanna Subaru is sanguine, Natural leader (former) Tsundere Teana is choleric, knight-in-training Erio is melancholic, and Caro is phlegmatic. The last two's personalities actually caused a bit of family drama for their also melancholic adopted mother in the second StrikerS Sound Stage, since their combined introvertedness caused some communication problems. There is also the additional member, Ginga (leukine), who is ambiverted, calm and reliable.
- Magical Girl Warrior: The four are TSAB officers and fight on the frontline. While Subaru, Teana, Caro and Ginga are Magical Girls, Erio is a Magical Boy.
- Naïve Newcomer: They play this part in StrikerS. As they are not familiar with the pre-StrikerS cast and are rookies, audience members who haven't watched the previous seasons can relate via them.
- Power Limiter: In StrikerS, A four-level limiter is applied to the Forwards' own Devices so they can ease into the power they receive. One level typically gets taken off before each major battle.
- Rank Up: The Forwards start out with Subaru and Teana as Privates Second Class and Erio and Caro as Privates Third Class, but by StrikerS Sound Stage X, Erio and Caro are Privates First Class, Subaru is a Corporal, and Teana is an Enforcer with equivalent rank to a Second Lieutenant. By Force, Subaru has been promoted again to Sergeant.
- Red Baron: After the series, Subaru becomes known as the "Silver Ace," and Erio and Caro become known as "Dragon Knight/Dragon Rider" and "Dragon Summoner" respectively. Only Teana does not gain any distinguishable title other than her status as an Enforcer.
- Senpai Kohai: They are the senpais to the Force main characters (Thoma, Lily and Isis).
- Training from Hell: Their training is very tiring, but effective. However, Nanoha knows that the "hell" part can be unhealthy and dangerous for them and keeps an eye on it to prevent any escalations.
Subaru Nakajima — Silver Ace
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
Voiced by: Kaoru Edo (Mach Caliber)
A junior mage training under Nanoha Takamachi. It's a dream come true for her, since she's a Nanoha Fangirl. She has a big sister named Ginga Nakajima. She has two Devices — an Intelligent Device which is a pair of armored roller-blades called Mach Caliber, and one gauntlet from a Armed Device pair owned by her dead mother, called Revolver Knuckle. Her fangirling gets in the way sometimes, and she often names her attacks after Nanoha's, although they look more like some attacks executed by GaoGaiGar. Later on, she is revealed to be a cyborg.Subaru is usually partnered with the gunner Teana Lanster, who is her close friend and, again, possibly more than that.By StrikerS Sound Stage X, she has distinguished herself as a member of the TSAB's Disaster Relief branch, having earned the nickname of "The Silver Ace". The job has had some traumatic moments, such as having a man she was trying to rescue commit suicide in front of her. In spite of this, Subaru has retained her cheerful personality. Over the course of this Story Arc, she meets a new friend in the Mysterious Waif Ixpellia.In Force, she joins a unit being assembled in response to the Eclipse, the Special Duty Section 6. She has known Thoma for some time and sees him as like a younger brother, hoping to make him part of her family after he leaves the facility that is taking care of him and completes one last trip to put his past behind him. She's troubled by the revelation that he's the suspect the TSAB is looking for, and resolves to confirm things herself. After he's saved and joins the Special Duty Section 6, she works as his superior and senior.
Tropes related to Subaru:
- The Ace: After joining the Gulf Special Rescue Unit, she's called the "Silver Ace".
- Action Girl: Early on in the first episode, Subaru crashes through a concrete wall to get the drop on one of the testing robots. The series never looked back.
- Affectionate Nickname: Thoma calls her "Su-chan" and Mach Caliber calls her "Buddy".
- Ancestral Weapon: The right Revolver Knuckle, formerly owned by her late mother.
- Ascended Fangirl: She pursued a career in the military so she could be like her idol Nanoha someday. She ended up working with her in two major cases.
- Badass: In her Cyborg Mode, she defeated Cinque who is one of the strongest Numbers, and then she defeated the Brainwashed and Crazy Ginga without her anti-cyborg abilities. This means Subaru has defeated the same number of Numbers as Nanoha and Fate.
- Badass Longcoat:
- Part of her Barrier Jacket but it's closer to a midriff vest and there is a cape on her waist.
- In Force, she has a coat like Nanoha, Fate, Vita and Signum, but Subaru is never seen wearing it.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her Barrier Jacket.
- Battle Aura: Her Unstoppable Rage gave her a blue, powerful aura.
- Berserker Tears: Episode 17. See Unstoppable Rage.
- Big Damn Heroes: Pulls one of these on Force chapter 14 by breaking Thoma's Divider Blade with her Sword Breaker, effectively saving a disarmed Nanoha from a lethal attack.
- Big Eater: Belkan-style melee-oriented mages tend to use a lot of energy. It also has influenced her cooking, as she cooks lots of food in a giant pot (bigger than herself) for herself.Thoma: "Plus, there is a limit to 'making too much'."
- Blow You Away: Revolver Shoot.
- Breaking the Bonds: It's implied that she knows Unchain Knuckle like her mother.
- Bound and Gagged: She was bound by Nanoha during the ''White Devil Incident".
- Boyish Short Hair: It creates a contrast with her older sister who has has much longer Hair.
- Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Teana's Brains because of her Full-Contact Magic compared to Teana's illusions.
- Code Name: StarS 3 in Riot Force 6, Swordfish 1 in the Gulf Special Rescue Unit and Special Duty Section 6.
- Convenient Color Change: Subaru borrows her sister's Revolver Knuckle and dual wields it with her own for the Final Battle. At first, it retains Ginga's signature color scheme, but when she is preparing a powerful spell, it changes colors to match Subaru's own Revolver Knuckle.
- Cool Big Sis:
- To Thoma. She nearly adopts him into her family, but everyone treats him like being a part of her family. Thoma sees everyone of the Nakajima sisters as his sisters, and he's very fond of Subaru.
- She is this also to Ixpellia, despite Ixpellia is technically much older than Subaru.
- Mach Caliber is the "older sister" of Ginga's Blitz Caliber because she was made before Blitz.
- Custom Uniform: The uniforms of the Gulf Special Rescue Unit are unique among the Rescue Corps and they strongly resemble the Aerial Tactical Instructor uniforms, except that the Gulf Special Rescue Unit uniforms are silver, not white, and they are few other differences. Subaru is the only heroine who wears this uniform.
- Cute Bruiser: She has an overall cute personality, yet she still kick asses with enormous strength.
- Cyborg: She was created in the same project as the Numbers.
- Deflector Shield: Protection, Fire Protection, and Shell Protection.
- Depending on the Artist: In the ViVid and Force manga, her hair is more purple than blue.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: In the beginning... with hilarious results in the first days of her initial training in the ground forces covered in the StrikerS manga.Teana: You're going to have to push hard! Put more power into it...
- Dual Wielding: Wields both Revolver Knuckles in the last episode of StrikerS, but in the fourth Sound Stage, admits that neither she nor Ginga are strong enough to do this like their mother could.
- Eye Colour Change: Subaru's eyes are normally green, but turn gold when she enters full Combat Cyborg mode. The first time this is triggered on screen, it also coincides with Unstoppable Rage.
- Fangirl: In the StrikerS manga, it is mentioned that she keeps a magazine clipping of Nanoha on her wherever she goes.
- Fingerless Gloves: Part of her Barrier Jacket but only the left one.
- First Name Basis: Tends to prefer going by this, and when Teana first called her Subaru, immediately responded by calling her "Tea".
- Friend to All Children: Good at giving presentations on rescue crew work to students, and enjoys spending time with Vivio. She also made friends with Ixpellia and was able to open Thoma's heart.
- Full-Contact Magic: Subaru punches things as a method of delivering large, destructive blasts of magic. She's the trope image for a reason.
- Full Potential Upgrade: Shari upgrades Subaru's Intelligent Device to be able to handle the increased speed and power after Subaru embraced her inherent cyborg fighting techniques.
- Genki Girl: She has a tremendous amount of energy which meshes well with her fighting style.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When her Unstoppable Rage started, her eyes shine with power. Maybe it's a cyborg thing.
- Hair Style Inertia: She's had this hairstyle since she was four years old. Justified, as she's a cyborg.
- Happily Adopted: By Genya and Quint who found her on a mission to bust illegal cyborg manufacturers. In a twist of fate, she and her sister were based on DNA stolen from their 'adoptive' mother.
- Hero-Worshipper: To Nanoha. Ever since she was saved by the Ace as a child she has admired her.
- Heroic BSOD: After her battle against Cinque who is saved by Sein, Subaru breaks down into tears, failing to save her sister Ginga.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Teana since training school (although heterosexual might not be the right word to use). Subaru is sad at the end, when she goes into the Gulf Special Rescue Unit while Teana becomes Fate's Enforcer aide, but Teana reassures her that they'll still be friends.
- Hot-Blooded: Everyone calls their attacks from time to time. She does it bigger, longer, and louder.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: As a child she was a crybaby and often needed the help of others. In the main story she wants to be as powerful as possible so she won't have to rely on others.
- Idiot Hair: One more contrast with her more put-together elder sister.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: In her childhood, she called Ginga "Onee-chan". A few years later, she calls her "Gin-nee".
- Kamehame Hadouken: Her Divine Buster.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: She decided to become a mage specifically because she wanted to be like Nanoha. Being able to train under her idol is a dream come true.
- The Lad-ette: A Tomboy with Boyish Short Hair, yet with a big chest-size and some revealing outfits, especially her Barrier Jacket.
- Large Ham: Whenever she shouts "DIVINE BUSTER!!!"
- Light Is Good: As a member of the Gulf Special Rescue Unit, she wears a silver uniform and her duty is saving the lives of people in really extreme situations.
- Lightning Bruiser: Not as fast as Fate and Erio, but she's fast, strong, and really tough.
- Martial Arts Headband: One of these is part of her Barrier Jacket as part of her Full-Contact Magic.
- Military Brat: Her father and older sister are in the Bureau, and her mother was killed in the line of duty. She encountered some suspicion that she's taking advantage of connections, but Teana realized that she wouldn't be starting off training for the Ground Forces if she were.
- A Minor Kidroduction: She is introduced as a kid and rescued by Nanoha.
- Mundane Utility: Whenever Subaru has problems with typing at office work, Mach Caliber fixes them for her.
- My Greatest Failure: She was once involved in fighting a fire at some point between StrikerS and Force, and despite her efforts, there were many deaths. She then resolved to become as strong as possible so she could save everyone she could.
- Necktie Leash: A rare female victim during her days at the academy, when Teana reminds her that it’s her fault theyre seen as the airheaded pair” because of a few clumsy mistakes Subaru made early on.
- No One Could Survive That: Uttered by the lead Mariage in Sound Stage X after using her tank destroying Arm Cannon on Subaru. Naturally, she was wrong.
- Opt Out: Averted. Her father visits her in the hospital in StrikerS Sound Stage 3 and recommends that she do so now that Ginga has been captured, but she insists on finishing what she's started and saving Ginga. He respects her decision, seeing that her resolve is sincere.
- Not Quite Flight: Wing Road enables her to create paths in midair.
- Panty Shot: During her Minor Kidroduction.
- Plucky Girl: Her determination falters a bit now and then, but she always bounces back even stronger than before.
- Power Copying: Unsurprisingly, given her high opinion of Nanoha, Subaru adds a few Nanoha-esque touches to her fighting style such as her modified version of Nanoha's Divine Buster.
- Power Fist: Revolver Knuckle.
- Power Gives You Wings: Gear Exelion, which gives her a blue version of Nanoha's Accel Fin and increases her speed and jumping ability.
- Red Baron: "Silver Ace". The uniform of the Gulf Special Rescue Unit is silver.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: An inverted example of this with Teana. Subaru has a blue color scheme, but displays most of the classic Red Oni traits; reckless, hotblooded, martial arts based fighting style etc.
- Reflective Eyes: Shortly before her Unstoppable Rage in episode 17.
- Rescue Introduction: Introduced in a flashback of the time she was saved by Nanoha.
- Robotic Reveal: During her scene of Unstoppable Rage in episode 17, a large chunk of flesh on her arm gets blown away, revealing the cybernetics underneath.
- Rollerblade Good: Mach Caliber is based of Subaru's old pair of rollerblades.
- Shorttank: She's brash and Hot-Blooded, but is not any less feminine than the other female characters.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Thought of as this by other people and is timid sometimes, but can be pushy when she wants to be.
- Signature Move: Wing Road and Divine Buster.
- Skinship Grope: Squeezes Teana's breasts to try to wake her up in StrikerS.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some people spell Mach Caliber as "Mach Calibre". In the first opening, her name is spelled as "Mach Cariber".
- Stripperific: In comparison to standard issue Barrier Jackets, at least she is showing a lot more skin.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her eyes turn gold when she enters full Combat Cyborg mode.
- Super Not-Drowning Skills: She's a very capable swimmer, although much of that is evidently due to cybernetic augmentation. From StrikerS Sound Stage 4:"I can swim up to 20 kilometres continuously, and I can dive without an air tank for up to an hour easily."
- Super Prototype: Played with. Her Vibration Shatter just happens to be extra effective against cyborgs, although Quattro notes that it would be fairly damaging against ordinary humans as well.
- Super Soldier: Like all the Combat Cyborgs she has enhanced abilities.
- Sweet Tooth: Ice cream? "Suki suki daisukiiii!"
- Tender Tears: She cries a lot about various things.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her and Teana; she has the boyish short hair and is the close range fighter.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: A super strong martial artist Shorttank who absolutely Squees at the prospect of getting ice cream. Subaru a lot cries a lot, while Teana rarely cries.
- Took a Level in Badass: All the Forwards do, but Subaru arguably goes the farthest, starting out as a girl who’s too timid to fight and eventually becoming a highly skilled mage.
- Transparent Closet: The only reason she doesn't count as openly gay is because the franchise follows the rule of No Hugging, No Kissing. Her interactions with Teana are more teasing girlfriend than anything else. She fondled Teana's breasts while the latter was asleep in StrikerS for goodness sake! As the fandom puts it, "Rainbows are straighter than Subaru".
- Tricked-Out Gloves: In Force chapter 9, her new support AEC equipment, the Sword Breaker,◊ proves its effectiveness when Subaru manages to block Veyron of Hückebein's attack by catching the blade of his Divider with her left hand, the blade even cracks under the pressure.
- Unconscious Objector: Demonstrates the ability to fight even while knocked unconscious. However, this has less to do with her determination and more with her Intelligent Device seamlessly taking control of her body while she is out cold.
- Unstoppable Rage: Episode 17. She goes completely berserk after witnessing her sister Ginga bloodied and stuffed into a box. The result: Cinque (one of the strongest Numbers) is put out of commission for the rest of the season.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Her given name is pretty obvious for those who know about cars. Her family name comes from the Nakajima Aircraft Company. And her Inherent Magicnote Wing Road is named after Nissan Wingroad.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Part of her Barrier Jacket.
- "World of Cardboard" Speech: In episode 23 she admits that she is sometimes scared of her own power, but believes that it is so that she can protect others.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Averted. Blue (or purple or indigo, Depending on the Artist) hair is nothing unusual since two members of her family have it and others have odd hair styles.
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara
Voiced by: Jamie Schyy (Cross Mirage)
The oldest member of the Forwards, their Leader and a gunner mage. Her older brother was disgraced in a past mission and so Teana's goal in becoming a mage was to prove that her family's strength is not to be underestimated. However, the fact that she has less innate magical ability than the other juniors causes her to push herself very hard. She attempts to put herself through Training from Hell, but she overworks herself and nearly causes a friendly-fire incident. She subsequently takes a more sensible approach to training, and becomes relatively Weak, but Skilled. Her Intelligent Device is Cross Mirage.She is usually partnered with Subaru, and cares for her greatly, though she won't admit it.By the time of StrikerS Sound Stage X she's already a respectable Enforcer of the TSAB and is the one in charge of the case in this arc. She finds a very competent temporary aide in Runessa, but despite her wish for the two of them to be partners, they understandably went their separate ways at the end since Runessa turned out to be the Big Bad. By the time of ViVid, she becomes the first S-ranked Ground Combat mage in the series, bolstering the exclusive ranks of the Bureau's aces. In Force, Teana is a member of the Special Duty Section 6 and investigates the Eclipse incidents with Fate and Shario, and also knows Thoma.
Tropes associated with Teana:
- The Ace: She's an Enforcer, who are the elite agents of the TSAB, counting among both its top investigators and its most powerful or skilled mages. In the Bureau-internal lingo, "ace" usually refers to a mage of an S rank or higher—and true enough, Teana successfully attains the S (Ground) mage rank by the time of ViVid (for the record, other S-ranks include Nanoha herself, Fate, Hayate, Signum, and Zest). To elaborate even further, a mage's rank is not a measure of their power, but of how well they can accomplish any task given to them; an S-rank basically means "whatever you throw at her, she'll deal with it quickly, efficiently, and with style", qualifying anyone who holds it as an example of this trope.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: She figures out a way of countering the AMF from Gadget Drones during their first training session and in the final battle of StrikerS, wins a three-on-one battle by being able to predict how her enemies would attack based solely on their formation.
- Badass: She defeats the most number of Numbers, three in total. While Subaru and even the Aces Nanoha and Fate defeat only two, respectively. Even if you count Vice's final blow on Deed as not Teana's victory, nobody else had to fight three cyborgs at once.
- Badass Normal: Downplayed. Like most of her fellow Mid-Childans, she has capacity for magic, but unlike most of her colleagues at the Riot Force 6, she has no special magical skills whatsoever. In terms of magical capacity, she essentially a regular Ground Forces grunt serving alongside with the current and future aces of the Bureau. What makes her special and able to keep up with all of their magical talents (like Subaru's Combat Cyborg frame, Erio's Super Speed, or Caro's Summon Magic) is a sharp mind, a reliable moral compass, a keen tactical sense, years of intense marksman training, and a metric crapton of determination. Essentially, she is what you'd get if Batman was a gunslinger Magical Girl.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Teana is likely Nanoha's best student in long-range combat, which she proves by beating her in a mock battle in ViVid with her own Starlight Breaker — a nice comeback for that one head-cooling Cross Fire Shoot. (But the brief shots of the second mock battle indicates Nanoha gets her revenge and shoots the crap out of Teana.)
- Biker Babe: Both in StrikerS and in Force, her preferred mode of transportation is her trusty sports bike.
- Brains and Brawn: The Brains to Subaru's Brawn because of her illusions and strategic shots.
- Chameleon Camouflage: Teana's Optic Hide spell works this way to hide her and/or her teammates.
- Code Name: StarS 4 in Riot Force 6, and Swordfish 2 in Special Duty Section 6.
- Combat Pragmatist: One of her strengths. Due to her weak power, she has to rely on her illusions and she attacks from hidden places or from behind. Teana also aims for weak spots to easily knock out her enemies.
- Crosspopping Veins: When Subaru annoys her, which is often.
- Cry Cute: In episode 9, when she realizes that Nanoha does support her dream and making her stronger.
- Custom Uniform: She's the only one of the Forwards who wears the (black) Enforcer uniform. Only a few characters, like Fate and Chrono, wear this uniform.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being shot down by Nanoha, Teana's relationship with her improved and Nanoha guided her on the right path of success.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Inverted: She believes that she has the least talents among the Riot Force 6 since she is the only ordinary one, despite that she is the leader of the Forwards. Worse of all, she still believes that all other fighters are better than her, but minutes later, she is the only one who defeats three Combat Cyborgs.
- Doppelgänger Spin: One of Teana's talents, and repeatedly used to great tactical effect.
- Dual Wielding: Cross Mirage's Dagger Mode. According to the manga, she is perfectly ambidextrous which is why she prefers a weapon in each hand.
- Dungeon Bypass: Teana uses a variant of this in Sound Stage X to open an escape route for Subaru, with the help of Starlight Breaker.
- Energy Absorption: Nanoha teaches her Starlight Breaker, which works by absorbing the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield and firing it in a massive beam. This makes it both deadly and cost-efficient since it doesn't completely rely on a mage's own power.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After StrikerS, she loses her Girlish Pigtails and starts wearing her hair loose. This is indicative of her outgrowing the recklessness that she exhibited during StrikerS.
- Family Theme Naming: Vehicular Theme Naming aside, her brother is Tiida and she is Teana/Tiana.
- Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. She certainly has a temper but she's normally coolheaded. It's also mentioned by other characters that her hair is orange, not red.
- Firing One-Handed: The artwork for Sound Stage X shows her wielding Cross Mirage's Blazer Mode one-handed.
- Girlish Pigtails: Only in StrikerS for the immaturity. She drops them for later stories.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: A secondary function of Cross Mirage. Also of her old Storage Device Anchor Gun.
- Guile Hero: Teana tricks her enemies with her illusion magics, e.g the Numbers who tried to steal the Relic (and she didn't even tell Vita and Reinforce Zwei from the plan) or Runessa who was caught by Teana when Teana pretended to drive away with her car.
- Guns Akimbo: Cross Mirage's default form is a pair of pistols. He has also a One-Hand Mode.
- The Gunslinger: She had toy gun in her childhood, which she keeps in her desk drawer along with a photo of her brother. Early in the series, her first Device was Anchor Gun, but it kept jamming during training sessions, and the Intelligent Device Cross Mirage became her regular Device.
- Hair Style Inertia: Has her Girlish Pigtails from her childhood until her Expository Hairstyle Change.
- Hand Cannon: Cross Mirage's Blazer Mode.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: She trains to the point of exhaustion yet her magical abilities are inferior compared to her partner and the other forwards which causes her to have confidence issues, leading to her attacking Nanoha for real during a mock battle. She then learns of how Nanoha became who she is and the dangers of treading the same path which is something that she doesn't want her students to do.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Teana has this as a big issue in StrikerS. Despite being The Leader of the Forwards, she views herself as an ordinary member in comparison to the powerful or talented members of Riot Force Six. She just want to be special and starts to train herself harder than she already does to become stronger and she seriously attacks Nanoha during a training match, which backfires hard. Nanoha gives her a "You Are Better Than You Think You Are" speech, but Teana starts to look down at herself again when she is facing three Numbers at once and has an injured leg, but she gets quickly over it. Since StrikerS Sound Stage X, she has embraced her own talents and strength.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Subaru's partner and closest friend (and perhaps more than "friend").
- How Do I Shot Web?: According to the third Sound Stage, Cross Mirage, after having its final limiter removed, gains a new long-range mode, but she decides it would take too long to learn how to use it before the final showdown with Scaglietti’s forces.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Teana wants to be an ace like Nanoha but that's not where her talent lies.
- In-Series Nickname: Some of her friends call her "Tea".
- In the Back: To Nanoha (twice), Deed and Runessa.
- During the audio commentary of The Movie 1st, Subaru has to explain her the concept of Magical Girls, because Teana (like most people from Mid-Childa) doesn't know what a Magical Girl is, despite the fact that she is something of Magical Girl or Magical Girl Warrior herself.
- Despite the current setting being mostly on Mid-Childa, Teana is one of the only two named human mages of Special Duty Section 6 who is from that said planet. In Riot Force 6, the only human mage who is also from Mid-Childa is Vice, in Special Duty Section 6 it's Isis.
- Kick the Dog: Her older brother Tiida died in a mission. Injuring but failing to capture the wanted mage, he was ridiculed by his superiors of being "useless and a failure" because he is "supposed to risk his life, even sacrifice it, to make the mission a success". This motivates Teana to become an enforcer like him and to be special. And Teana was only ten at that time.
- Knife Nut: Cross Mirage's Dagger Mode allows Teana to fight in close range if necessary, that covers up her weakness in close range.
- The Leader: Of the Forwards. She handles the field tactics.
- Laser Blade: Cross Mirage's Dagger Mode.
- Mage Marksman: Teana fights using illusion magic and a pair of Magi Tech guns that fire energy bullets. She has the ability to guide the trajectory of her bullets and fire several of them at the same time.
- Master of Illusion: Uses invisibility and projected decoys to get the drop on her enemies.
- Military Maverick: Unlike most examples, the series went for a far less positive potrayal of this type of character. Teana's Maverick nature almost caused a friendly fire incident during their second mission and her adamant refusal to listen to the advice and orders of her superiors required several officers to beat the idea into her head that being reckless just for the sake of personal pride is a quick way to get you and your comrades crippled or killed. It was only when Teana toned down the Maverick nature of hers did she begin to be truly efficient in battle.
- Mini Dress Of Power: Her Barrier Jacket and her military uniforms. She's a powerful girl.
- Mundane Utility: Cross Mirage in his Standby Form can be used as a card-shaped camera. Teana also uses him to self-navigate her car.
- My Greatest Failure: It is implied that she has taken Runessa turning out to be The Mole quite hard.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents died in an accident, and she was raised by her older brother until he died, too.
- Rage Against the Mentor: The infamous "White Devil Incident". She lashed out at Nanoha for not understanding her position and critizing her drive to be the best and her willingness to push herself as hard as necessary to accomplish that goal. They reconciled after Nanoha's friends told her about Nanoha's burn out and she realized Nanoha didn't want that to happen to her.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches her hips but this a inversion of the trope's meaning. She is a soldier, not some noble woman.
- Red Baron: Averted. Teana is the only member of Riot Force 6 to lack a title.
- Red-Headed Heroine: Averted. Erio is another redhead so it's nothing special and her hair color is actually orange, which is stated several times by other characters.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: An inverted example of this with Subaru. Teana has a red color scheme, but displays most of the classic Blue Oni traits such as strategy and level-headed thinking and this especially the case once once she mellows out.
- Reliably Unreliable Guns: A jamming aversion in an early episode, where after Teana's old magic-firing Anchor Gun jams at a critical moment during training, she just fixes the problem in a few seconds and goes back to shooting.
- She Is the King: Cross Mirage calls her "Sir" at first, but later calls her "Ma'am". Then in ViVid, he calls her "Master".
- Signature Move: Cross Fire Shoot and Fake Silhouette.
- The Smart Girl: She serves as the tactician of the Forwards, and she wins against three Numbers just by analyzing their strategy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Tiana or Teana? Lanstar or Lanster? Teana is the actual car name, abbreviated into Tia. Her name is spelled as "Tiana Lanceter" in the first opening. In the Force manga volumes, her name is spelled as "Teana Lanster".
- Star Power: She knows Starlight Breaker. When Teana charges it, the mana she gathers take a form resembling starlights. Ixpellia finds them pretty.
- Strong Family Resemblance: During The Movie 1st DVD Commentary, Teana tells that she was told by her parents' friends that she resembles her mother, as they share the same colors for their hair, eyes and even magic.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: From the StrikerS manga, after she opened the drawer and cleaned Subaru's Revolver Knuckle in the middle of the night."I don't know anything about your Knuckle..."
- Sword and Gun: Dagger and Gun; Teana can switch one of her guns into the Dagger Mode if she wants.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Subaru's Tomboy because of the pigtails and long range fighting. Though, she's emotionally tougher than Subaru.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- Nanoha's training proved how much stronger she became during StrikerS. But after StrikerS, she needs only two words: Starlight Breaker.
- During StrikerS she was B-Rank. By the time ViVid starts she's S-Rank.
- Training from Hell: She put herself through this and so Nanoha has to smack it out of her. Then she realizes that the best way to get stronger is not by overworking herself, but by using what she has most effectively.
- Tsundere: Mainly towards Subaru, who often gets on her nerves but whom she holds in high regard. She notes that she has thanked Erio and Caro for becoming friends with her, but if she did so with Subaru, she would wonder if something is wrong and see it as uncharacteristic of her.
- Tsurime Eyes: For her strong will and occasional temper.
- Unfamiliar Ceiling: In episode 9, Teana wakes up in the infirmary after being shot down by Nanoha, and is shocked to find that it's already 9 at night. According to Shamal, her taking this long to wake up was a result of not getting enough sleep.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Nissan Teana. Her brother is also named after a Nissan car.
- The Watson: In the DVD Commentary of The Movie 1st, Teana has the least knowledge of culture from Earth. Subaru has to explain her the concept of Magical Girls and henshin and why it's shocking to meet a Talking Animal; and Erio and Caro have to explain her why Nanoha was shocked to see Lindy adding sugar in her green tea. Nanoha has also to explain her and Subaru why the Blu-ray is called Blu-ray.
- Wave Motion Gun: Her version of the Starlight Breaker, which she uses in Sound Stage X. She also uses it in ViVid against Nanoha's Starlight Breaker. During a training fight.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her inherent magical abilities are mundane compared to the other three Forwards, but by normal standards she is still a powerful mage. Her true strength lies with her quick thinking and analysis, making her the sole member of Riot Force 6 to defeat the most number of the Numbers.
- You Called Me X, It Must Be Serious: Calls Subaru by her first name for the first time when they start becoming friends, but denies that is why she did so.
- Young Gun: She is rather reckless when she is first introduced. Thanks to Nanoha's training, she grows out of it.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Thigh length, pigtails, Tsundere attitude... So Grade S!
Erio Mondial — Dragon Knight
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Strada)
The only boy to be active in season 3. Erio is revealed to be a product of "Project F", like Fate. For that reason, Fate adopts him so that he won't suffer the way she did as a child. He is a close range combatant and uses the lance-like Armed Device Strada.He is close with his partner, Caro Ru Lushe, and seems to have a crush on her. After Riot Force 6 was disbanded, he joined Caro to her old workplace, the Wildlife Preservation Corps, stationated in the TSAB-administrated world No. 61, Supools. In Force, he's a member of Special Duty Section 6 and one of the frontline fighters.
Tropes associated with Erio:
- Accidental Pervert:
- Erio & Caro's first meeting involved Thanks for the Mammary.
- He unintentionally strips Fate in ViVid, thanks to the prevalent Clothing Damage in that series. It's referenced in The Movie 1st commentary, where he says he feels uncomfortable watching 9-year-old Fate's Transformation Sequence, only for Caro to ask if he'd rather see it frame-by-frame.
- Adorably Precocious Child: In StrikerS, where he acts older than he is.
- Artificial Human: He's a product of Project F, like Fate.
- Badass Adorable: When he was 10, he manages to hit Nanoha during training, and he defeated Garyu later. When he was 14, Erio almost defeated Fate in her Shin Sonic Form because he was able to keep up with her speed before both of them were shot down by two STARLIGHT BREAKERS cast by Nanoha and Teana.
- Badass Biker: In Force, but he had a motorbike and a license two or three years before, as revealed in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha GOD Sound Stage A
- Badass Longcoat: Part of his Barrier Jacket.
- Battle Couple: With Caro in a Guys Smash, Girls Shoot manner. While they are not officially a couple in StrikerS, many in Riot Force 6 ship them, and they sort of went on a date. He handles the close range fighting.
- Big Eater: This seems to be a reason why he grows so quick.
- Bishōnen: In ViVid and its even more pronounced in Force. This kid grew up well.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Since Caro acts as the boke, he plays the tsukkomi part to keep their conversations going on.
- Blade on a Stick: Strada is a spear.
- Brother-Sister Team: He fights with Caro, his adopted sister.
- Child Prodigy:
- Not as much as Nanoha and Fate back then, but he became a soldier when he was 10 while Subaru and Teana graduated when they were 14 and 15 respectively, and he became a B-Rank mage before them; the Teana admitted that he's much more talented than her. This is justified as he's a Artificial Mage.
- Thanks to Nanoha's training, he's became a AA-Rank mage when he's still 10.
- Cloning Blues: He's the clone of the original Erio Mondial and this originally caused him much angst. Thanks to Fate's motherly love he's grown out of this by StrikerS.
- Code Name: Lightning 3 in Riot Force 6, and Riot 3 in Special Duty Section 6.
- Defusing The Tykebomb: The manga shows how they found him in the lab as a very young child. He was driven mad at being "nothing" and attacking everyone. Fate was able to calm him down.
- Dragon Rider: Later in the series, he rides on Fried's back and by the end, he can ride Fried himself. He's even referred to as "Dragon Knight" unlike Caro, who is refered to as "Dragon Summoner".
- Elemental Punch: Shiden Issen (Purple Lightning Flash). Unlike Signum's, his version is a lightning-elemental punch, and not a fire-elemental sword slash.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: In ViVid, he has a short rattail. In Force, he has cut his rattail.
- Fingerless Gloves: Part of his Barrier Jacket.
- Fragile Speedster: He learned from Fate, and while he has a good selection of attacks, he isn't as physically strong as Subaru.
- Friend to All Living Things: He becomes a member of the Wildlife Preservation Corps, protecting animals and the environment of Supools. He made friends with Friedrich and possibly Garyu and he fights the Jiraiou not to hurt them, but to stop them.
- Generation Xerox: An adopted variant with Fate. Both are clones of children, who were created to fulfill the role as Replacement Goldfishes for parents who couldn't accept the deaths of their children. Both were abandoned by their families (though, in Erio's case, his parents were forced to abandon him), both were adopted by the Harlaown family, both have an adoptive sibling, and both have lightning affinity and yellow/gold magic color. Erio inherits most of Fate's fighting style and some of her magic, as both are Fragile Speedster who are excellent in close range combat, and both have a Blade on a Stick as their Weapon of Choice.
- Gratuitous German: His Armed Device Strada has German as his main language, but can also speak English ("Sonic Move.").[to Caro]: "Dankeschön, mein Fräulein."
- Happily Adopted: By Fate. At this time, Lindy was his legal guardian because Fate wasn't old enough. He talks about how she always made time to do things with him such as go to an amusement park.
- I Got Bigger: After every Time Skip, he is seen to have grown up very quickly. Now in Force, he's one of the tallest characters and is still in puberty.
- Informed Ability: He's the first to reach B-Rank, being there at the start of the series (unlike Caro, who starts at C+, and Subaru and Teana, who reach it some time between Episode 2 and 3), and is described as a natural talent, but has fewer impressive moments than his fellow Forwards.
- Magic Knight: He is later referred as a knight but unlike other knights, Erio wears a Barrier Jacket instead of a Knight Armor or Knight Clothing.
- Mundane Utility: Strada's Standby Form is a multifunctional watch.
- Not Quite Flight: He can propel himself through the air with Strada's rocket boosters.
- The One Guy: He's the only male main character in Riot Force 6 aside from Zafira and it's hard to count him because he inexplicably remains in his wolf form for all of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. In Sound Stage M3, he notes that some people envy him for being this, but that it's often difficult for him as seen in one episode where he impatiently waits for the female Forwards to get out of the shower. It's further highlighted in chapter 11 of Vivid, where everyone else is having fun in the onsen, Erio simply contents himself with helping Lutecia's mom prepare dinner as he's not a peeking pervert.
- One Head Taller: This phrase is used to describe his height in comparison to Caro's in The Movie 1st Sound Stage. He keeps getting taller after that. In ViVid, Caro barely comes up to his shoulders, and two years later in Force, she only comes up to his chest. In StrikerS, Caro was complaining about Erio "stealing her height" and indeed does not seem to grow noticeably after that. This joke is later extended in The Gears of Destiny, when ViVid Vivio meets Force Thoma and the former wonders how suddenly tall the latter has grown. Thoma denies it and says he isn't a "growth vampire like Erio". Speaking of Thoma, who is already taller than females of the TSAB, Erio is still a head taller than him.
- Parental Abandonment: His parents were forced to give him up because he was a clone of their original son.
- Puppy Love: With Caro because they're too young for the real deal.
- Red-Headed Hero: Averted like Teana because both of them are this trope and Teana is technically not redheaded but oranage.
- Red Ones Go Faster: He is the fastest member of the Forwards and has red hair and a good part of his Barrier Jacket is red.
- Replacement Goldfish: Like Fate, he was cloned to serve as a replacement for a child who had died.
- Rocket-Powered Weapon: Strada has twin rocket boosts that he uses to acceletrate his attacks.
- Shock and Awe: He has learned some of Fate's spells, like Thunder Rage and Thunder Blade. His Shiden Issen is also lightning elemental. Flashbacks reveal he had lightning magic even before Fate adopted him. In Force, he and Fate use a combination against Curren Hückebein successfully - Thunder Rage W.
- Shounen Hair: In contrast to Chrono's straight hair and Yuuno's medium hair, Erio has messy/spiky hair and is more combat orientated than the other two.
- Signature Move: Speerangriff.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some people spell his name with an "L". In the first opening, his name is spelled as "Erio Maondial". In the Force manga volumes, his name is spelled as "Erio Mondial".
- Student and Master Team: In the first mock battle of the training camp in ViVid, he and Nanoha temporarily team up against Fate. Even the narrate box names this situation "Riot Force 6 Instructor and Student vs. Fate". According to Lutecia, Nanoha and Erio could take anyone down with their agility and power.
- Super Speed: His Sonic Move allows him to move incredibly fast.
- Thanks for the Mammary: Erio & Caro's first meeting. It's merely awkward for a bit, possibly because they're both ten.
- Tsurime Eyes: Pointed like his spear.
- Vehicular Theme Naming:
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Part of his Barrier Jacket in StrikerS. In ViVid, he wore much longer shorts, and in Force, he doesn't wear shorts anymore.
- Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: We see that his Thunder Rage is bluenote , while Fate's is yellow. When Erio charges his Shiden Issen, we see blue sparks on his fist and arm, but the explosion and the sparks of the impact are yellow, but then there are blue sparks on his fist again. A flashback of the time before he was adopted by Fate shows, that his body was surrounded by blue sparks. Erio's magic color is actually yellow.
Caro Ru Lushe
Caro Ru Lushe — Dragon Summoner
Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi
Voiced by: Kaoru Edo (Kerykeion)
The youngest of the Forwards. She is a dragon summoner from the TSAB-administrated world No. 6, Alzas, but she was banished from her tribe because of how powerful her summons are. Even the TSAB refused her until Fate took her in. She is assigned to Fate's Lightning Squad, usually serving as the team's full back or summoning her Dragons using her Boost Device Kerykeion. She has two dragons: Friedrich - the one she usually summons - and Voltaire, who is only summoned rarely.She is partnered with Erio Mondial, and has a crush on him. Before she joined the Riot Force 6, Caro was assigned to the Wildlife Preservation Corps, where she was stationated in the TSAB-administrated world No. 61, Supools, and returned to it after the JS Incident was resolved, bringing her partner Erio with her. In Force, she's a member of Special Duty Section 6.
Tropes associated with Caro:
- Badass Adorable: Huggable girl in pink who can summon dragons... really big dragons.
- Bathtub Bonding: She actively sought to do this with Erio in an onsen in one of the Sound Stages, and even suggested that they bathe together again, much to his flustered embarrassment.
- Battle Couple: With Erio in a Guys Smash, Girls Shoot manner. While they are not officially a couple in StrikerS, many in Riot Force 6 ship them, and they sort of went on a date. She buffs Erio, summons dragons and other support features.
- Beam Spam: Shooting Ray and Wing Shooter.
- The Beastmaster: She has two dragons - Fried obeys her commands because she raised him from birth, but Voltaire, being an old guardian dragon of their home planet, is harder to control. Rather than thinking of herself as Voltaire's mistress, Caro describes herself as like a priestess who asks for his power.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's a Nice Girl who can reliably call on a Godzilla level dragon to help her note
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: She plays the boke which forces Erio is to play the tsukkomi.
- Brother-Sister Team: She fights with Erio, her adopted brother.
- Chain Pain: Her spell Alchemic Chain.
- Character Tic: She has her fists often at breast height◊, mostly when she's excited.
- The Chick: She's the supporter for most of the time (Barriers, buffing etc) and she summons her dragons only when the situation calls for it. Without them, she is the weakest of the Forwards in combat.
- Code Name: Lightning 4 in Riot Force 6, and Riot 4 in Special Duty Section 6.
- Deflector Shield: Knows Protection and Boosted Protection.
- Dragon Rider: She regularly rides Fried but her title is "Dragon Summoner".
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Since Sound Stage X, she has Short Hair with Tail that grows over the time, showing that she isn't a child anymore. Somehow...
- Expy: Of Nanoha. Both are clad in bright Barrier Jackets, have the same magic color, and befriends a Dark Magical Girl in black (Lutecia and Fate, respectively). Both of them are accompanied by a small animal/shapeshifter whose size/form is not his real one (Friedrich and Yuuno, respectively), while their opposing counterpart are accompanied with humanoids (Garyu and Arf, respectively).
- Extra Ore Dinary: Wrought Iron Summonnote is a spell that allows Caro to summon, transmute and control inorganic matter in nature. This includes Alchemic Chain, that is made of iron and not of magic like most other chains.
- Flight: She has limited flight abilities, which is subtly demonstrated in ViVid.
- Friend to All Living Things: Her job both before and after Riot Force Six is in environmental protection. In the StrikerS manga her ability to connect with wild animals is noted as a great asset in that field.
- Fun Size: Fried, in his sealed from, is small enough to fit inside a large bag. His true form is big enough to carry both Erio and Caro.
- Generation Xerox: An adopted variant with Fate. Both were abandoned by their family, both were Happily Adopted by the Harlaown family, both have an adoptive brother, and both have a magical creature, which is able to change its size, as one of their closest friends.
- Genki Girl: Not so much in StrikerS, but definitively in post-StrikerS media. There she is more energetic.
- Hand Blast: Caro can fire energy attacks with her Kerykeion.
- Happily Adopted: By Fate. Like Erio she has nothing but good things to say about her parenting style.
- Healing Hands: She knows Physical Heal and Boosted Healing.
- Idiot Hair: Has a really long hair like Vita but is less prone to reckless behavior.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: The biggest reason why Caro is awesome are her dragons.
- Invocation: Caro invokes her support spells even while using Kerykeion. She also has an invocation spell for unlocking Fried's true dragon form and for summoning Voltaire.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Until episode 17 Caro seems to be a pure support character. Then she summons Voltaire, who proceeds to go Godzilla on the attackers who had been wasting Riot Force Six's defenses. It rapidly becomes obvious Caro is actually in the same league as Nanoha and Hayate.
- The Medic: In ViVid, she is the Full Back of Team Red. She heals Einhart during the first mock battle.
- The Napoleon: Somewhat sensitive about her shortness compared to Erio. This only gets more noticeable with time as Erio grows like a weed, while Caro remains mostly the same height.
- Nice Hat: Part of her Barrier Jacket. In episode 12, Teana uses it to hide the Relic No. VI and fools the Numbers.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her Barrier Jacket is primiarly pink and she is the most solidly feminine of the Forwards. Pink is also her magic color, and it has not a reddish tone like Nanoha's or Miura's.
- Power Gives You Wings: Kerykeion's Third Mode has wings.
- Puppy Love: With Erio because of their young age.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail is long enough to fit this trope but like Teana she is not a true example because she's a soldier and not a vain one either.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Kerykeion is named after the Greek word with the same namesake, which means "herald's staff", which is known in English as Hermes' Caduceus staff.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: A gentle and kind-hearted White Magician Girl with vibrant pink hair.
- Say My Name: Usually "Erio-kun" and "Fried" but beware if she ever calls "VOLTAIRE".
- Short Hair with Tail: Since Sound Stage X.
- Signature Move: Boost Up, a spell to empower herself or her comrades.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Poor Caro Ru Lushe has tons of different spellings for her name. For example, in the first opening, it's "Caro Ru Lusie". In the Force manga volumes, her name is spelled as "Caro Ru Lushe".
- Summon Magic: Her other specialty. She can summon her dragons, but can also summon people to her location, as seen when she retrieved an immobilized Einhart in the mock battle in ViVid.
- Superpower Lottery Winner: Her Summon Magic is a Rare Skill.
- Support Party Member: Defied. She started as one, as she only had support spells and summons in her arsenal but thanks to her training, she is able to defend herself and she has offensive spells as well.
- Tareme Eyes: Her eyes are more rounded than her partners to reflect the differences between them.
- Tricked-Out Gloves: Her intelligent device Kerykeion are gloves with many features.
- Unstoppable Rage: In episode 17, when Erio is badly injured and she sees their new home is being torn to pieces. She doesn't appreciate this.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Either after Mazda Carol or FSO Polonez Caro.
- White Magician Girl: Has the outfit and the spells to suit the role, with a long flowing white dress and Combat Medic skills.
Voiced by: Eriko Kigawa (StrikerS, StrikerS Sound Stage X), Saori Hayami (ViVid)
Voiced by: Joanna Day (Blitz Caliber)
"Mother used to say, the style for us close-range combatants is to end it with a single decisive blow in a moment of opportunity. It doesn't matter at all, whether you or the enemy has the upperhand. In things like power output, shooting range, movement speed and defence, a precise strike at an opponent's vital point, that's the only thing I aim for."Subaru's beautiful, level-headed older sister, and later, also the older sister of Cinque, Nove, Wendi, and Dieci. She serves in Battalion 108 under her father, and is an investigator. Like Subaru, she has two Devices - a pair of rollerblades named Blitz Caliber, and the left gauntlet of their mother's Revolver Knuckle.In StrikerS, she decides to help the Riot Force 6 and joins them in the middle of the Jail Scaglietti Incident, receives her Blitz Caliber, and becomes the extra member of the Forwards, but is not a main character. However, during the attack on the Ground Forces HQ, she's defeated by Cinque, Nove and Wendi and kidnapped by them. Being brainwashed by Scaglietti, she is forced to fight her sister under the number "Thirteen", but Subaru manages to defeat her and save her from her brainwashed state. On the day when the Riot Force 6 is disbanded, she, Hayate and Vivio watch the last mock battle between the Forwards and their superiors.In StrikerS Sound Stage X, she and Cinque help Teana in the Mariage Incident investigation, and in Force, she's a member and investigator of Special Duty Section 6 and one of the eight Forwards.
Tropes associated with Ginga:
- Action Girl: Serves in the Battalion 108.
- Ancestral Weapon: The left Revolver Knuckle, formerly owned by her late mother.
- Badass Armfold: Before her battle against Subaru in challenge.
- Big Eater:Subaru: (In reference to the giant pile of empty lunchboxes behind Ginga) "You don't seem to be eating much today, Gin-nee."
- Boobs of Steel: Better endowed than Subaru and proceeds to kick her younger sister's butt in one of the training episodes. Fortunately, Subaru later manages to "befriend" the brainwashed Ginga through a combination of determination and Evil Is Dumb.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: After being beaten to almost death and kidnapped by the Numbers, she is brainwashed by Scaglietti and forced to fight against Subaru.
- Cool Big Sis:
- Being the elder sister of five Cyborgs and an Eclipse Driver (not yet). She also seemly got the role of her mother.
- Inverted with Blitz Caliber. Subaru refers Blitz Caliber as Mach Caliber's "younger sister". Both were designed by Shario, but Mach Caliber was made before Blitz Caliber.
- Cyborg: Like her sisters.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Subaru got Ginga back from her brainwashed state Nanoha style.
- Deflector Shield: She knows Defenser, Shell Barrier and Tri Shield.
- Evil Is Dumb: Brainwashed Ginga was unable to use any of her learned magical abilities. She could only use her Inherent Skills.
- Face-Heel Turn: Due to brainwashing, she joined the Numbers.
- First Name Basis: Proposes this for Runessa, whom she's met relatively recently, as a way of making it clear whether Rune's referring to her, her sister or her father.
- Full-Contact Magic: A Shooting Arts practicer like her mother.
- Hair Style Inertia: Though, she hadn't Rapunzel Hair until her teens, her hairstyle never changed since her childhood.
- Happily Adopted: By Genya and Quint who found her on a mission to bust illegal cyborg manufacturers. In a twist of fate, she and her sister were based on DNA stolen from their 'adoptive' mother.
- Left-Handed Mirror: To her right-handed sister, Subaru. Ginga is left-handed, has the left Revolver Knuckle, the opposite color scheme and is the girly girl to Subaru's tomboy.
- Lightning Bruiser: Stronger, faster and tougher than Subaru.
- Neck Lift: Does this to Subaru during their battle. Subaru managed to escape and do an attempted counter, which earned her a one-handed slam into the ground.
- Power Fist: She has the left Revolver Knuckle.
- Rapunzel Hair: Unlike Teana and Caro she has the beauty, grace and maturity reflected by this trope despite being a soldier like them.
- Rollerblade Good: Her Intelligent Device, Blitz Caliber, is a pair of rollerblades. Ginga got them when she joined the Riot Force 6.
- She Is the King: Blitz Caliber calls her "Sir".
- Sixth Ranger: While working with Fate on the Jail Scaglietti case, she takes part in combat training with RF6, and takes part in two of their missions as the Forward Team's extra member. She also replaces Cinque on the field after being brainwashed by Scaglietti.
- The Southpaw: Aside from wearing the left Revolver Knuckle, she is shown to hold silverwares and chopsticks with her left hand.
- Theme Naming: She has two for her names.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: Ginga is presumably named after one of the two pilots of GEAR Fighter Dendoh (Ginga Izumo) on which Revolver Knuckles are based.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Her family name is named after the Nakajima Aircraft Company. And her Inherent Magicnote Wing Road is named after Nissan Wingroad.
- This Is a Drill: One of Ginga's attacks, which has been given the rather apt Fan Nickname "Ginga Drill Breaker".
- You Are Number Six: While brainwashed, she wears a bodysuit like those worn by the Numbers, bearing the numerals "XIII". Additionally, Jail refers to her and Subaru as "type-0 prototypes", in Ginga's case "First 0-type", and some of the imprisoned numbers call her "Thirteen" in English.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has a similar indigo hair color like Quint. Depending on the Artist, it's either indigo or purple.
Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (baby form)
Caro's dragon companion, whom she's had since he was hatched, the Silver Flying Dragon. He usually appears in his baby form, but Caro can use her Summon Magic to transform him into his older self. Friedrich, short Fried, follows her partner almost everywhere she goes, and he becomes friends with Erio as well. Both of them ride him in his grown-up form.
Tropes associated with Friedrich:
- Animal Companion: To Caro. Occassionally, to Erio, too.
- Badass: He is a goddamn dragon!
- Badass Adorable: His baby form is more powerful than it looks.
- Breath Weapon: His Blast Flare is a small, but really powerful fireball which can make a big fire. His Blast Ray is a more powerful version of Blast Flare and is a more traditional dragon breath.
- Demoted to Extra: In the training camp in ViVid, Friedrich does not participate in the first mock battle. It is not shown if he's absent in the second one, too, but he does participate in the (off-screen) third mock battle.
- Fun Size: His baby form can ride on Caro's head.
- In-Series Nickname: Fried.
- Killer Rabbit: Fried may look like a cute, little misshaped chicken but he can throw powerful fireballs at you. His true form is very large when unsealed and has a more powerful fire breath.
- Light Is Good: He is silver and friendly. Also, he's sometimes described as white by some characters.
- Named After Somebody Famous: After Friedrich Nietzsche.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Is almost everywhere where Caro is. Sometimes, he accompanies Erio.
- Older Alter Ego: His true form is a big, grown-up dragon.
- One Steve Limit: Because of Friedrich's nickname being "Fried", Wilfried Jeremiah's nickname is "Ried".
- Our Dragons Are Different: He is a dragon who can change its appearance from a baby to an adult.
- Playing with Fire: Blast Flare and Blast Ray are a fireball and a flamethrower, respectively.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Beware the dragon with eyes of blood.
- Satellite Character: He's Caro's dragon and becomes friends with Erio, but there is little characterization for Friedrich and he's always hanging around with them.
- Silver Has Mystic Powers: He has silver scales and has magical powers.
- Team Pet: For the Forwards, the Forward Lightning, Riot Force 6 and Special Duty Section 6.
Caro's second dragon and trump card, the Black Fire Dragon. Voltaire is, in fact, Alzas' Guardian Dragon, an ancient creature of great power that only allows himself to be summoned when there is real need to. He is not only much bigger than Friedrich's true form, but also much more powerful, but he is harder to control.
Tropes associated with Voltaire:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's nearly as tall as a skyscraper.
- Badass: He's a really big dragon and Caro's most powerful summon.
- Badass Armfold: When he fights Hakuten'ou he does this at least three times in taunting.
- Breath Weapon: Can breathe fire when he fires Geo Erga.
- Chekhov's Gunman:
- His name is mentioned in episode 10, and he appears in episode 17 and then we know how big he is.
- He is mentioned again in StrikerS Sound Stage 2 (episode 14.5), described as a summon that rivals Lutecia's Hakuten'ou. Quattro is right.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's a big black dragon that is on Caro's side.
- Expy: Of Gunbuster, mainly in his ridiculous size and Badass Armfold.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: During his first appearance, and later a few times when he fights Hakuten'ou.
- Godzilla Threshold: When Riot Force 6's HQ gets destroyed by some of the Numbers and Gadget Drones, Caro calls upon Voltaire to protect the people from possibly more destruction. Voltaire then proceeds to incinerate everything in his path.
- Kaiju: A skyscraper-sized dragon who is not much different from Godzilla.
- Named After Somebody Famous: After Voltaire, the pen name of François-Marie Arouet.
- Our Dragons Are Different: He looks humanoid compared to Friedrich.
- Physical God: As the ancient guardian of Caro's home planet, he's extremely big and very powerful.
- Playing with Fire: He is the Black Fire Dragon.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Averted. While he's definitely red, black and as terrifying as can be expected of a Badass Kaiju, he's on Caro's side.
- Satellite Character: Aside from being the guardian of Alzas, little is known about Caro's black dragon, her strongest summon that is summoned rarely.
- Wave Motion Gun: He has magic cannons on his wings. His Signature Move is Geo Erga.
Riot Force 6 staff
Voiced by: Hitoshi Yanai
He is Hayate Yagami's Second-in-Command at Long Arch, as well as the son of TSAB Admiral Letty Lowran. After the disbandment of Riot Force 6, he and Lucino transfer to the Dimensional Navy, where he's an administrative official. He has yet to appear in any fourth season manga.
Tropes associated with Griffith:
- Birds of a Feather: He and Lucino are both calm and serious, and they get along very well.
- Childhood Friends: With Shario.
- Megane: Like his mother, he wears glasses.
- Mission Control: He's the Second-in-Command at Long Arch after all.
- Number Two: To Hayate. He commands the Long Arch whenever she is absent.
- Official Couple: It is strongly implied that he and Lucino have married during StrikerS and Force, when Lucino was introduced as "Lucino Lowran" in the latter season. The first StrikerS opening and the StrikerS epilogue hint subtly their relationship, and in the supplementary manga, Shario noticed that there was something more between them.
- Put on a Bus: He transfers to the bureau of the Dimensional Navy. He appears neither in StrikerS Sound Stage X nor in ViVid nor in Force. Probably because of being a male character in an Improbably Female Cast, and he's not a mage like Vice, who at least appeared in Sound Stage X. This is still strange, since Special Duty Section 6 is also part of the Dimensional Navy and his apparent wife, Lucino, is a member of that section.
- Remember the New Guy: Hayate, Nanoha and Fate knew him in StrikerS long before. Nanoha and Fate met him shortly after the A's epilogue, and Hayate knew him before that.
- Strong Family Resemblance: To his mother Letty. He has just short hair and lacks her forehead marks. And he's male.
- Tsurime Eyes: Fitting to his serious personality.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After TVR Griffith.
- The Worst Seat in the House: He doesn't complain about it, but he has no seat in the Long Arch's commando center, being the only one to stand the whole time. Later, in the Arthra's conference room, he is still the only one without a seat.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has a purple hair color from his mother.
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito
One of Fate's aides, communications operator in Long Arch and Riot Force Six's mechanic. She oversees the training undergone by the Forwards, using the data gathered to make adjustments to their devices. After the disbandment of Riot Force 6, she transfers to the Dimensional Navy as Fate's aide, alongside with Teana, again. In Force, she, Fate and Teana are investigating the Eclipse Incident, and like Alto and Lucino, she is a member of Special Duty Section 6.
Tropes associated with Shario:
- Brainy Brunette: She's a Device Meister and an Enforcer's aide. That alone tells something about her intelligence .
- Bridge Bunnies: With Alto and Lucino in Riot Force 6.
- Covert Pervert: See Skinship Grope below.
- The Engineer: A mechanic, specialized in Devices; a Device Meister. She designed Blitz Caliber, Mach Caliber and Cross Mirage, and she modified Strada and Kerykeion.
- Heroic BSOD: After the destruction of the Long Arch and the kidnapping of Vivio, she cries loud in the hospital, blaming herself for doing nothing. You can't blame her for that event, considering who the enemies are.
- In-Series Nickname: Everyone calls her "Shari".
- Mission Control: Even without Alto and Lucino, she still does this in the Grand Finale.
- Otaku: Vice calls her a "mecha otaku", but he doesn't mean that kind of mecha.
- Remember the New Guy: The three Aces knew her before the season started. They met her shortly after the A's epilogue.
- Shipper on Deck: When the forwards get a day off, she tries to set up Erio and Caro on a date.
- Skinship Grope: In the first StrikerS Sound Stage, Shamal mentiones that Shari returns Hayate's Skinship Grope favour and had some fun.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: The viewer can tell that she's a smart girl. She is a Device Meister after all.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is her nickname Shari, Shirley or Sally? Her name is sometimes also spelled Celio Fenino.
- Tareme Eyes: Fitting to her cheerful personality.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Mitsubishi Chariot.
Voiced by: Nozomi Masu
Alto is member of Riot Force 6's communications staff, a subordinate to Shario Finieno, and later the helicopter pilot when Vice was hospitalized. She has become an official army helicopter pilot, as revealed in the StrikerS epilogue. In StrikerS Sound Stage X, she's a member of Genya's 108th Battalion, and like Shario and Lucino, she is a member of Special Duty Section 6 and the helicopter pilot in Force.
Tropes associated with Alto:
- Cool Big Sis: Thoma sees in her as yet another big sister.
- Cuteness Overload: She and Lucino Squee over Reinforce Zwei until she introduces herself and they react in horror as they learn she's not only cute, but also a few ranks above them.
- The Driver: The member of the Bridge Bunnies who replaces Vice, the helicopter pilot. She's his kohai, is a good friend of Subaru and is one of Thoma's Cool Big Sis.
- Genki Girl: She's very energetic, more than Shario, and she gets along with Subaru very well.
- Hair Decoration: Has a green hairclip on the left side.
- I Have Brothers: Two elder brothers and a younger brother, exactly. Probably the reason why she thought to be a boy when she was a kid.
- Large Ham: The loudest member of the three Bridge Bunnies.
- Lower Deck Episode: In episode 19, when she became the helicopter pilot and took Vice's place, her senpai.
- One of the Boys: She has two elder brothers and a younger brother, and in her childhood, Alto believed to be a boy, too, resulting to an embarrassing school toilet incident when she was seven.
- Open Secret: Her "school toilet incident when she was seven" secret is told by Vice to some staff members, then Shario tells it to other people, and her secret is so popular among the younger RF6 personnel, basically everyone knows it.
- Purple Eyes: Maybe to remind the viewers she's not an earthling. She's actually from Vaizen like Thoma.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Lucino's blue. Alto is a Genki Girl who hangs around with the Forwards, while Lucino is quiet and serious and is usually together with the other staff members.
- Senpai Kohai: The kohai to Vice.
- Tareme Eyes: Fitting her Genki Girl nature.
- Those Two Girls: Averted with Lucino. Despite they seem to appear often together, it's not really the case. They don't know each other that well, they interact with different people rather than with each other, and they work in different branches after StrikerS.
- Tomboy: She's described as a mecha otaku by various characters. She loves cool vehicles and other machines like the Raptors, something which is unusual by girls, as Isis lampshades it. In her childhood, she even believed that she was a boy because she was raised with three brothers.
- Tomboyish Sidetails: Showing that she, as a helicopter pilot, gets more action than Shario and Lucino.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Suzuki Alto.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Averted. She is the only one of the three former Bridge Bunnies to appear in StrikerS Sound Stage X.
Lucino Lowran (originally Lucino Lilie)
Voiced by: Yukana
Lucino is member of Riot Force 6's communications staff, a subordinate to Shario Finieno, and later the helmswoman of the Arthra which replaces the Long Arch after the latter's destruction. After the disbandment of Riot Force 6, she and Griffith transfer to the Dimensional Navy bureau, where she's Griffith's assistant and a helmswoman. Like Shario and Alto, she is a member of Special Duty Section 6 and the helmswoman of the Wolfram in Force. In Force, it's revealed that she has changed her surname "Lilie" to "Lowran", so it's strongly implied that she married Griffith during StrikerS and Force.
Tropes associated with Lucino:
- Birds of a Feather: She and Griffith are both calm and serious, and they get along very well.
- Bridge Bunnies: With Shario and Alto in Riot Force 6.
- The Cameo: Unlike Shario, Alto and Griffith, Lucino was not formally introduced in her first appearancenote of the StrikerS supplementary manga. She was formally introduced in her second appearance.
- Cool Starship: She was stationated at the Arthra at least four years before StrikerS and became its last helmswoman in the Grand Finale. Later, she is the helmswoman of the Wolfram, the Arthra's Spiritual Successor.
- Cuteness Overload: In the supplementary manga, she and Alto Squee over Reinforce Zwei until she introduces herself and they react in horror as they learn she's not only cute, but also a few ranks above them.
- Middle Child Syndrome: She's the second of three daughters, but Lucino is the only family member besides her grandfather who works for the Bureau, where she has the opportunity to pilot spaceships.
- Official Couple: It is strongly implied that she and Griffith have married during StrikerS and Force, when she was introduced as "Lucino Lowran" in the latter season. The first StrikerS opening and the StrikerS epilogue hint subtly their relationship, and in the supplementary manga, Shario noticed that there is something more between them.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Alto's red. Lucino is calm and serious and rarely interacts with the Forwards, while Alto is a Genki Girl and has a lots of fun with the Forwards.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Shy Purple-Haired Girl; It's implied she's this, as she rarely interacts with the Forwards and most other mages, in contrast to Shario and Alto.
- Those Two Girls: Averted with Alto. Despite they seem to appear often together, it's not really the case. They don't know each other that well, they interact with different people rather than with each other, and they work in different branches after StrikerS.
- Tsurime Eyes: Fitting her serious character.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Nissan Lucino.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: You Gotta Have Purple Hair in this case. In a stark contrast to Shario (brown) and Alto (blond), also showing that she's the calmest of them.
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura
Voiced by: Joanna Day (Storm Raider)
A marksman and helicopter pilot for Riot Force 6. Before joining Riot Force 6 as a helicopter pilot, Vice was a Ground Forces sniper and a subordinate of Signum. However, in a hostage-taking incident some time before StrikerS, Vice accidentally shot a hostage in the eye while targeting a criminal with Snipe Shot. His guilt was worsened by the fact that the hostage was his own little sister, Laguna Granscenic, and eventually led him to give up the sniper career.He has an Intelligent Device in a form of a snipers gun called Storm Raider. After the incident that caused Vice to abandon his marksman career, Storm Raider's AI was loaded onto a JF704 transport helicopter he piloted.In the Grand Finale, Laguna seeks Vice out and tells him that she has long forgiven him, allowing him to come to terms with his past and join the battle alongside Zafira. After disbandment of Riot Force 6, he restarts his gunner/sniper career, but he still pilots army helicopters.
Tropes associated with Vice:
- Big Brother Mentor: To his two kohais; to fellow helicopter pilot Alto and fellow gunner Teana.
- Boom Stick: Uses a common Storage Device to destroy several Gadget Drones that are invading the Long Arch. He even provides the trope image.
- Cannot Keep a Secret: Vice has told the younger Riot Force 6 personnel about Alto's school toilet incident when she was seven. The story became so popular that is spread over the staff and almost everyone knows about it.
- The Driver: He's the helicopter pilot of Riot Force 6, who brings the main characters from point a to b and has a distinct personality. The reason he's a pilot is because of quitting his sniper job. Also, he serves as Teana and Alto's Big Brother Mentor.
- Friendly Sniper: Cheerful, personable, laid-back, and can snipe the head of a running target from a moving helicopter even though there's an ally obscuring his line of sight.
- Storm Raider herself seems to be a friendly sniper's gun, calling Reinforce Zwei "my friend".
- I Can Still Fight: Goes out to fight in the final battle despite having been unconscious for a week.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Is able to hit Deed inside a building from a distance where neither she nor Teana can see him.
- Mage Marksman: He's a sniper who fires energy bullets.
- My Greatest Failure: As a result of a missed shot on his part, his little sister was blinded in one eye, resulting in a Heroic BSOD and a severe reluctance to ever snipe again afterwards. Both of them get better in time for the final battle.
- Remember the New Guy: The pre-StrikerS characters know him all along. Even in the supplementary manga.
- Retired Badass: He is an Ace, but the incident with his sisters caused a Heroic BSOD for him and he retired as a marksman. He came back in the Grand Finale, and later is officially a marskman again, and still a helicopter pilot.
- Senpai Kohai: Teana and Alto refer to him as their senpai in StrikerS Sound Stage X.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Renault Grand Scénic.
- Weak, but Skilled: He has even less magical power than Teana, but is a formidable marksman nevertheless.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He never appears again after Sound Stage X.
Voiced by: Nao Takamori
A caretaker employed at the Riot Force 6, who looks after Vivio while Nanoha and Fate were away on business. She appears only in StrikerS.
Tropes associated with Aina:
- The Caretaker: That's her job, but she does not play the usual trope because she's more like a babysiter for a young child.
- Satellite Character: She's designed to be Vivio's caretaker and nothing else. Once Vivio doesn't need her anymore, she disappears.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Mitsubishi Triton.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After StrikerS, nothing is mentioned about her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Another character with purple hair.
Doctor Jail Scaglietti
Voiced by: Ken Narita
Having obtained the fruit called knowledge, a burning ambition was ignited in his heart. And so, he sneered at the world and experimented with it.The Big Bad of the third season. A Mad Scientist with a passion for biological manipulation and the lost, forbidden magics and technology of Ancient Belka and Al Hazred. He's also an Artificial Human created by the TSAB Council under the project "Unlimited Desire", which moulded that passion into him. While an interdimensional-criminal for his science-related crimes, he is secretly under the TSAB's funding and employ in hopes of acquiring Lost Logia level weapons. He plans and eventually launches a surprise, wide-scale terrorist attack on the Time-Space Administration Bureau, succeeds in destroying several key installments such as the Ground Forces HQ, and almost succeeds in taking down the entire TSAB itself if it wasn't for the efforts of Riot Force Six.While a Mad Scientist to the core, he has a soft spot for his twelve Numbers, whom he regards as his masterpieces and treats with kindness and care. While several of the Numbers have since joined the Time-Space Administration Bureau, he has no feelings of ill will towards them for their decision and they still consider him as their kind and passionately-driven genius of a father.A very dangerous individual, he is currently incarcerated in the maximum security orbital prison of uninhabited world No. 9, Gryuen. In short, Jail is in... jail.
— Cinque, StrikerS Sound Stage X Disc 2 Track 07, "Solitary Thoughts"
— Cinque, StrikerS Sound Stage X Disc 2 Track 07, "Solitary Thoughts"
Tropes associated with Jail:
- Affably Evil: In StrikerS Sound Stage X, where he is very cooperative to Ginga. See also Pet the Dog below.
- Artificial Human: He was created in a similar fashion to the Numbers he himself created.
- Big Bad: For season three, all conflict begins with him. He sends the Gadget Drones, he hunts the Lost Logia, and he stages the attack on the Ground HQ of the TSAB.
- Bound and Gagged: With his Device, Scaglietti can cast mana strings from the floor to bind his enemies.
- Breaking Speech: Jail delivers one of these to Fate during their final showdown. Erio and Caro help her overcome it.
- Cloning Gambit: In the creepiest way imaginable: He impregnated all the numbers with clones of himself that would inherit his memories. When you consider the father-daughter relationship between them, it becomes Parental Incest.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Took quite a few precautions to make sure his Evil Plan would not be easily foiled.
- Deflector Shield: Can cast a barrier with his Device.
- Expy: Bears a number of similarities to Ingram Prisken, down to betraying his masters and creating an Opposite-Sex Clone of himself.
- Evil Gloating: Taunts everyone in the Ground Forces HQ after successfully pulling off his objective of showing the might of his Combat Cyborg and Gadget Drone technology.
- Evil Laugh: He laughs very often, and in a very crazy way.
- A Father to His Men: A thoroughly evil man he might be, but he really does care for the Numbers and considers them his children; an affection they reciprocate. However, this may be partly an image he projects. Towards the end of StrikerS he seems to conveniently forget he'll lose fivenote of them if Quattro successfully self-destructs the base he's in.
- Fetus Terrible: His implanted clones inside the wombs of the Numbers have all of his memories and they will grown into adults instantly once they are born.
- For Science!: He researches the forbidden sciences and plays with life for the sake of it. It's hard to blame him since the TSAB Council made him that way.
- Gone Horribly Right: He was created by the heads of the TSAB, so they could have their own mad scientist. Unfortunately, they did a little too good of a job on that "mad" part.
- Graceful Loser: He accepts his loss to Riot Force 6. He doesn't even have a Villainous Breakdown.
- Greater Scope Villain: In season one. Season three reveals that he is responsible for starting Project F, which Precia later completed.
- Grin of Audacity: Laughs when Fate finally captures him after years of pursuit.
- Hair Style Inertia: The supplementary manga shows that he was created as a young boy with the same hairstyle he has today.
- Hand Blast: Has cast a energy attack with his Device.
- Knight of Cerebus: It's all fun training and blowing up Gadgets before he show up.
- Large Ham: Tends to speak dramatically all the time.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: To Fate. Only in a spiritual sense, since he's only indirectly involved with her creation.
- Mad Scientist: Mad science and diabolical plans define him because he was made that way.
- Meaningful Name / Vehicular Theme Naming: Scaglietti was a coachbuilder for Ferrari with a namesake car... just like Fate Testarossa and Erio Mondial - products of Project F.
- No Name Given: His Device is not named.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Double subverted. He has his own Device with which he's able to cast strings that even break Bardiche Assault's Zanber Form, and he's strong enough to hold Bardiche Assault's Riot Zanber Calamity with his hands, one of them even being bare. However, he's not a fighter and he only captured Fate and defended himself, but nothing else.
- Parental Incest: An unusual example, though still thoroughly creepy. His escape route in the event of things going horribly wrong involved impregnating the Numbers Cyborgs, some of whom were made using his own genetic material and all of whom he had raised as his own daughters, with rapidly-growing clones carrying copies of his mind.
- Pet the Dog: In Sound Stage X, he gives the TSAB information about Ixpellia. In exchange, he asks for wine to carry out a Libation for the Dead, to pay his respects to the dead Number Due, on the third anniversary of her death.
- Punny Name: Jail is in jail.
- Psychotic Smirk: His default expression. He's even doing it in mid-air, destination stone wall, at the end.
- Treachery Cover-Up: In Sound Stage X it's mentioned that many parts of the Jail Scaglietti Incident were classified, presumably including Scaglietti's origins and connection to the Bureau, which had created him.
- Tricked Out Glove: His unnamed Device is a right glove with sharp metallic nails on each fingertip. Scaglietti casts mana strings, shooting spells and barriers with it.
- Troll: Just remember his way to demonstrate the inventions to his customers that is nothing less than terrorism.
- Truly Single Parent: Uno is an Opposite-Sex Clone of him, and several of the other Numbers were created at least partially from his DNA.
- Turned Against Their Masters: The TSAB High Council used him to create weapons for them. Instead he used them against him.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Again, purple hair is not usual since there is a lot of color hair colors in this setting.
The Gadget Drones, or just Gadgets for short, are robotic foot soldiers used and mass-produced by Jail Scaglietti. There are four types of them. The basic Gadgets (Type I), the aerial Gadgets (Type II), the colossal Gadgets (Type III), and the bladed Gadgets (Type IV) that are not created by Scaglietti.
Tropes associated with the Gadget Drones.
- Airborne Mook: The Type II Gadget Drones are specially made for aerial missions. The Type I and Type III Gadgets have also flight abilities, but theirs are inferior.
- Anti-Magic: The Gadget Drones generate an anti-magic field (AMF). The "official" reason for creating Riot Force 6 is to train operatives to fight under anti-magic conditions. They are also known as Anti-Magic Drones.
- The Type III Gadget Drones have much stronger AMF.
- The Type IV Gadget Drones seem to be the exception, as they are not created by Scaglietti.
- Blade Below the Shoulder/Armed Legs: The Type IV Gadget Drones have only blades as limbs.
- Chameleon Camouflage: The Type IV Gadget Drones have a stealth system, which makes them really dangerous.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The Type IV Gadget Drones were the enemies who fought Nanoha and Vita seven years ago. Vita is not amused to see them again.
- Combat Tentacles: The Type I and Type III Gadget Drones have cable-like arms.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: They usually or always fall under this trope.
- Elite Mook: The Type IV Gadget Drones are much more dangerous than any other Gadget Drone type.
- Evil Counterpart: They have Good Counterparts; the TSAB have created training drones that are based of the Gadgets. In episode 1, Subaru and Teana have to fight a colossal drone. Not only that, Riot Force 6 uses exact copies of them for training.
- Flight: The Type I, Type II and Type III Gadget Drones have flight abilities, but the Type II Gadgets have better aerial capabilities. Type II Gadgets are sometimes used as means of aerial transportation by those Numbers who are incapable of unassisted flight.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: The Type I, Type II and Type III Gadget Drones can fire magical lasers.
- Giant Mook: The Type III Gadget Drones, also known as the colossal types, are considered as this in comparison the Type I Gadget Drones. They also have stronger AMF than any other type.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Sometimes they have those. The Type IV Gadget Drones have them always.
- Hero Killer: The Type IV Gadget Drones killed Quint Nakajima, left Megane Alpine in a coma, and almost killed Nanoha, and later Vita.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: A Type IV Gadget Drone does this to Vita. It's implied that they did this to other people, too, e.g. Nanoha or Quint.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The Type IV Gadget Drones are the latest introduced Drones and are completety different than the others in appearance and abilites. They seem not to have AMF, but most importantly, they are not created by Scaglietti, but manufactured on Ancient Belka.
- Lost Technology: The Type IV Gadget Drones were manufactured on Ancient Belka and Scaglietti merely found them in the Saint's Cradle.
- MacGuffin: The Type III Gadget Drones were empowered by Jewel Seeds. Later the Gadget Drones (apparently the Type II Gadgets) are empowered by Relics.
- Macross Missile Massacre: The Type I Gadget Drones have rocket launchers, while the Type II Gadget Drones have air-to-air missiles.
- Mecha-Mooks: They are mass-produced weapons without any personality.
- Mooks: The Type I Gadget Drones are the most basic Mecha-Mooks among the Gadgets.
- Spider Tank: The Type IV Gadget Dronges. Fast and deadly Mecha-Mooks with six sickle-legs that slice through Barrier Jackets and Knight Armors like butter. The manga also shows experimental versions of Type III Gadget Drones that are six-legged walking tanks.
- Weaksauce Weakness: They have AMF. So how do you destroy them? Attack them non-magically, like giant rocks or lightnings.
- The Worf Effect: Despite their AMF, they are easy to defeat in the end of the season.
He collected all kinds of knowledge, from the legacy of Ancient Belka to the magic and technology of every time and place, and demonstrated their immense power by creating life. And the 12 daughters who served as his greatest masterpieces were born and started a revolution.These twelve Combat Cyborgs created by Jail Scaglietti serve as the Quirky Miniboss Squad. They are unique in that they do not use any of the conventional types of magic or devices at all, instead relying on their Inherent Skills and specialised equipment, which are completely unaffected by anti-magic fields.
— Cinque, StrikerS Sound Stage X Disc 2 Track 07, "Solitary Thoughts"
— Cinque, StrikerS Sound Stage X Disc 2 Track 07, "Solitary Thoughts"
Tropes common to the Numbers:
- All There in the Manual: Most of their character development in StrikerS was relegated to supplementary manga and audio dramas. As a result, watching the anime in isolation can be quite confusing and makes them seem rather shallow.
- Amazon Brigade: 12 sisters kicking ass together.
- Anti-Villain: Due and Quattro aside, they're not outright malicious, and most qualify as a Type II. Uno is debatable, but she's calm and polite at the very least. Zest said that the Numbers from VI to XII are more like pitiable children with no evil intentions in contrast to the Numbers from I to IV.
- Artificial Human: Cyborgs.
- Badass Family: All of them are sisters because they were created by the same man. Some of them even share genetic material. It's their unity that makes them so dangerous to the TSAB.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Not in this case. They are crazy cyborgs, but they're crazy in a way anyone could be with their father. Also, a number of them Heel-Face Turn without changing their cybernetic nature.
- Cyborg: Robots, with human or artificial DNA, created to look and act human, and specifically, to fight like them (and better than them).
- Daddy's Little Villains: Uno, Due, Tre and Quattro are loyal to their father. Sette on the other hand is just loyal to Tre.
- Dark Action Girl: Except Uno and Quattro, all of them are combat types.
- Defusing The Tykebomb: The rehabilitated Numbers got the chance to live as humans rather than war machines. They are very happy now.
- Electronic Eyes: Their eyes were amongst the many body parts replaced with cybernetic implants. Close-ups of their eyes reveal camera lenses that rotate when they're using their Super Senses. Their eyes also sometimes flicker when the cyborg is heavily injured or dazed.
- Glass Cannon: With the exception of Uno and Quattro, who are not built for actual combat, the other Numbers are powerful, but have weak defenses and are easily knocked out by one or few hits in the Grand Finale.
- Heel-Face Turn: After the final battle of StrikerS, Cinque, Nove, Dieci and Wendi are adopted by the Nakajima family, and Sein, Otto and Deed join the Saint Church.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: The reformed Numbers are prominently featured in post-StrikerS artworks, especially Nove.
- Latex Space Suit: Except for Uno, all of them wear this sort of thing as a uniform.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughters: Eight of them fit the trope. Cinque, Sein, Dieci, Nove, Wendi, Otto and Deed made a Heel-Face Turn in the end, while Sette is just loyal to Tre.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Twelve. Ginga and Subaru might be counted, too, since they are the protoypes.
- Numerical Theme Naming: Each one has a number, and a name derived from the Italian word for that number. Most of them are literally named after the Italian numbers, Sein (sei), Wendi (undici) and Deed (dodici) don't.
- Confusingly, the order of their numbers is not the order of their age. It's only played straight until Tre. The order is Uno —> Due —> Tre —> Cinque —> Quattro —> Sein —> Dieci —> Nove —> Wendi —> Otto, Deed and Sette.
- Only One Name: Cinque, Nove, Dieci and Wendi are all adopted by the Nakajimas, and take on "Nakajima" as their family name. The rest still have only one name.
- Pregnant Badasses: All of them bear a clone of Scaglietti with his copied memories within their wombs.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: They are all powerful minions for the Big Bad; more than elite mooks and with distinct personality.
- Super Soldier: As custom made cyborgs they have higher operating specs than humans of comparable age and experience.
- Tykebomb: The doctor did treat them as a family, rather than minions, for the most part. However, in StrikerS, it's shown that they are aware of being nothing more than war machines without any dreams and they cannot believe to live in a "normal" way.
- Younger Than They Look: While half of the Numbers are as old as they more or less look during the Jail Scagielli Incident, the other half are much younger than they look. Dieci is 12 while looking like 14 or 15, Nove and Wendi are 3-4 years old while looking like 13 years old, and Otto, Deed and Sette are only a few weeks old. However, it seems that Numbers don't age like the Type-0 prototypes, as Uno, Due, Tre, Quattro and Cinque looked exactly the same ten and eight years ago as they are in StrikerS, so they played this trope straight at that time, too.
Voiced by: Eriko Kigawa
The only Number not to wear the standard blue bodysuit, Uno is the first of the Numbers, and an Opposite-Sex Clone of her creator. Her powers largely relate to the discreet gathering of information. She also does the Doctor's hair. She's suspicious of Quattro, for good reason. Besides the Doctor, Uno is one of the four Numbers who are imprisoned.
Tropes associated with Uno:
- Affably Evil: She's quite polite to Zest and Lutecia, and even shows concern about them in the field, but has no visible qualms about inserting the relic into Vivio.
- Co-Dragons: With Tre and Quattro. As Scaglietti's secretary, she is one of the most authoritarian and respected sisters among the Numbers.
- Contralto of Danger: Not as low as Tre's, but Uno's voice is much lower than most female voices.
- Mission Control: As Jail's secretary she is responsible for coordinating her sisters.
- Non-Action Girl: She is the least combat orientated Number.
- Opposite-Sex Clone: Of Jail.
- Satellite Character: She's Jail's Sexy Secretary and has little interactions or relationships with anyone than him.
- Sexy Secretary: Her IS is even called "Flawless Secretary".
- The Stoic: Shows rarely emotions.
- Technopath / The Cracker: Her Inherent Skill "Flawless Secretary" enables her to hack into any computer network with her mind.
- Undying Loyalty: To Jail. Fitting for the eldest daughter.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Justified by Scaglietti's hair color and being his Opposite-Sex Clone.
Voiced by: Ai Matayoshi
The last Number to be introduced, Due is a shapeshifter assassin with artificial claws. Especially ruthless, she is regarded as a role model by Quattro. She infiltrated the Sankt Church and the TSAB as The Mole before the story began, and only Scaglietti and Uno knows about her status. She is killed by Zest after killing Regius.
Tropes associated with Due:
- Aloof Big Sister: Averted. She loves her sisters, but never met them except Uno, Tre, Quattro and Cinque, due to her absence.
- Asshole Victim: Yes, she's one of the most evil Numbers, but she appears barely and only when she kills somebody; though the people she kills are assholes themselves, but killing Regius, when he's about to confess his crimes to Zest, is not the best way to sympathize with audience. No wonder why Zest is pissed of her.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Killing the High Council and Regius goes a long way towards making sure the Bureau doesn't repeat their mistakes.
- Blondes Are Evil: The only blond Number, and the most evil one alongside Quattro. Like Tre and Quattro, Due's genetic material contains some genes of Scaglietti himself, and his influence over Due is the strongest among the Numbers.
- Bound and Gagged: She knows bind spells. She binds Zest when she kills Regius but when the latter dies, Zest breaks her binds and then he kills her.
- Cool Big Sis: To Quattro, who takes her as a role model.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Seemingly killed very quickly off-screen by Zest.
- Dies Wide Open: Her eyes are closed in episode 24 and 25, but they are suddenly open in episode 26.
- Dropped A Bridge On Her: See Curb-Stomp Battle above.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: If Quattro is to be believed, she cares for her sisters, and hoped to meet the younger ones after completing her mission, but has no problem with killing anyone else.
- Faux Affably Evil: She is very polite, even if she's about to kill someone. When she kills the TSAB High Council, she tells the last member that elderly people shouldn't work that hard and should rest. "Good night." *kills*
- Femme Fatale: Ten years ago, she seduced a priest of the Saint Church, who was guarding the Shroud of the Sankt Kaiser, and manipulated him to steal some of the DNA for her.
- Finger-Lickin' Evil: Licks her claws after killing people, even if the liquid on her claws isn't even blood.
- For the Evulz: Like her father she kills because she can.
- Hidden Eyes: How she, disguised as a TSAB officer, was introduced. A few minutes ago, when Scaglietti told the Numbers how he cloned the Sankt Kaiser, we see the face of the nun who seduced and manipulated the priest in charge to steal the DNA for her. The scene with the said TSAB officer ended with revealing her face, it's the same of the nun.
- Honey Trap: She was The Mole in the Saint Church. For more details, see Femme Fatale above.
- Human Shifting / Master of Disguise: Due can shapeshift thanks to her Inherent Skill "Liar's Mask", but she can only assume humanoid form. The only one we see doesn't even look that different from her real form.
- In the Back: How she kills Regius.
- She was not shown in the eyecatch (pictured above) where all other Numbers are shown, but she appeared a few minutes before and her identity was revealed a few minutes later in the same episode.
- She wanted to reunite with her sisters and meet the younger ones (Sein to Deed) after she completed her mission. She is killed by Zest right afterwards, never meeting her younger sisters.
- She was The Mole in the Saint Church and the TSAB. Most of her younger sisters become eventually real members there.
- Keigo: She's very polite which makes her Faux Affably Evil.
- Ki Attacks: She easily knocks down Auris with a spell that thrust her across the room. Unlike the other example, it's neither a shooting spell nor can it hurt people.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Her first scene has her killing the TSAB High Council, who were responsible for having Jail created in the first place.
- Killed Off for Real: The only one among the sisters, which is kind of a sad example.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: She is the last Number to be introduced, the only one with a seiyuu who does not have a double role in this series, the only one who does not appear in the opening, the only one who kills people on-screen and the only one to be killed.
- Manipulative Bitch: See Femme Fatale above.
- The Mole: Infiltrates the TSAB before the story begins, which is why you don't see her until the final episodes. She also infiltrated the Saint Church ten years ago to steal the Sankt Kaiser's DNA. The younger cyborgs have never met her.
- Multicolored Hair: The upper part of her hair is lighter than the rest. It's also the case for her two disguises (the nun and the TSAB officer who works for the High Council).
- Naughty Nuns: When she infiltrated the Grand Cathedral of the Saint Church, she seduced and manipulated the priest in charge to steal the Sankt Kaiser's DNA for her. Scaglietti says you can't really blame the priest for being human.
- Obviously Evil: Before the viewers know who she is, she appears in the TSAB High Council room, the viewers see her with Hidden Eyes. When her eyes are shown, she looks like an Uncanny Valley Girl, but with a creepy sound effect in the background, while telling the guys that she wishes to stay there. She has the same face as the woman who manipulated the Saint Church priest to steal Olivie's DNA for her ten years ago. You can tell that something bad will happen there.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her third disguise that is seen on-screen.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She never appears in the second StrikerS opening like her sisters.
- Slasher Smile: Just before she kills the last TSAB High Council member.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite being the most minor Number, she's responsible how Scaglietti got Olivie's DNA and could create the Sankt Kaiser's clone, the Vessel of the Saint's Cradle and the main character of ViVid. Due was Quattro's mentor, who inherited many traits of Due's psyche and personal ambitions as a result of the time that they spent together. Also, see Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work above.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: She speaks with a calm voice, but you can tell that she obviously loves doing evil stuff.
- Wolverine Claws: Her weapon of choice are metal claws. Great for backstabbing.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her second disguise that is seen on-screen.
Voiced by: Eriko Kigawa
The combat leader of the Numbers. She can fly by means of three pairs of ethereal wings. She is a match for Fate in speed, but, as it turns out, not much else. She can use her wings as weapons in melee but lacks the attack power and distance attacks of the original model. Besides the Doctor, Tre is one of four Numbers to be imprisoned.
Tropes associated with Tre:
- Affably Evil: She's very polite to Lutecia and Fate and wanted the latter to stop fighting her and Sette during the first battle, because she considered Fate as a part of her family. But she is still a ruthless fighter and attacks soldiers with no hesitation.
- Aloof Big Sister: Tends to chastize her younger sisters for their failures, but it's suggested in her Sound Stage X character profile that she also worries about the ones who are free. She also seems to consider Fate as part of her family, despite their... conflicting relationship.
- Aloof Darkhaired Girl: She has an aloof demeanor, dark purple hair, and impressive height - second-tallest character in the series, behind the towering Zest.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: She can add two of her Impulse Blades on her arms.
- Boobs of Steel: She's the most endowed of the Numbers, and also one of the most dangerous in a straight-up fight.
- Boyish Short Hair: It's an odd contrast with her generous feminine assets.
- Co-Dragons: With Uno and Quattro. One of the stronger Numbers, and Fate is forced to deal with her before she can capture Scaglietti.
- Contralto of Danger: Her voice is so low, it nearly reaches Signum's level.
- Cool Big Sis: Sette sees her in that way.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Her evilness cannot compete with Due and Quattro, but she has the deepest voice of the Numbers.
- Flight: One of the few Numbers capable of independent flight.
- Fragile Speedster: Though not nearly as much as Fate or Erio, she is poor at taking hits.
- Ki Attacks: She can blast mana beams from her hands.
- Male Gaze: We see her backside before we see her face.
- Perpetual Frowner: Often frowning and this increases the Aloof Big Sister effect towards the other Numbers.
- Power Gives You Wings: Ride Impulse causes small purple wings to form on her wrists and ankles, called Impulse Blades.
- The Stoic: She's the most serious and strictest Number.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's the second tallest character in StrikerS after Zest, and she gets at least one Male Gaze scene.
- Super Speed: Her IS, Ride Impulse allows her to move extremely fast, being able to keep with Fate's Sonic Drive in her Shin Sonic Form.
- Super Strength: Her added muscular power is ranked as "S+". Not that it really helped against Bardiche Assault's Riot Zanber Calamity.
- Tomboy: The least feminine Number in appearance and personality after Otto. She's tall, muscular, has a deep voice, short hair, and a rough personality.
- Undying Loyalty: To Jail.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Again averted. It's nothing exceptional here.
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
"A weak life that can't do anything is no different from an insect's. No matter how many you kill, more will just keep being born. Playing with them and abusing them, throwing them in a cage and watching them suffer... It's so much fun!"Illusionist and electronic warfare expert. Her cutesy appearance and personality belies the truly nasty piece of work underneath. Not orientated in combat, Quattro still plays a major part in the JS Incident and manipulates the other characters (Lutecia, Vivio, her sisters, and her enemies) as much as possible. Besides the Doctor, Quattro is one of the four Numbers to be imprisoned.
Tropes associated with Quattro:
- Badass Cape: She wears a sleeved, fur-trimmed cape, which makes her a little more imposing with more authority as the last villain to be defeated.
- The Chessmaster: Smug Snake status aside, Quattro's not a novice at chess-playing and people are her preferred pawns.
- Co-Dragons: With Uno and Tre.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Defied. She is the only character who is shot down by Nanoha and does not undergo a Heel-Face Turn. She is also the most evil person Nanoha has ever defeated.
- Dragon Their Feet: Justified. Direct combat isn't her thing, so she was in charge of operating the Cradle and was hiding away in the most inaccessible part of the ship. She was Jail's backup plan in the event he got caught and all his other cyborgs were defeated. Like all of them she carried his clone in her womb, and could/would have used it to create a mini-him had Nanoha not been around.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first appearance consisted of her disguising a fleet of gadget drones from Riot Force 6's sensors, and her first spoken words could basically be translated to "dance puppets, dance!":"These lies and illusions are going to make you dance for me."
- Fangirl: Of Due, the other contender for "most sadistic among the Numbers".
- Faux Affably Evil: She's totally cute and lovable... when other characters are watching her.
- Flight: Quattro, like Tre, Sette, Otto and Deed is able to fly without wings. But in contrast to the others, she has no real combat abilities, the only utilities seem to be observing from the sky and fleeing.
- For Science!: Her stated motivation, though equally importantly is For the Evulz.
- For the Evulz: Jail at least has some vaguely defined revenge against his creators - who had it coming - as motivation, while the rest of the Numbers are only acting out of loyalty to Jail. This girl however, makes it perfectly clear that she loves doing horrible things because it amuses her.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A complicated case. She is the most evil of the Numbers and the one wearing glasses, but the glasses are part of her Kawaiiko ruse and she takes them off when dropping the act.
- Four Is Death: Of all the Cyborgs, she is the most sadistic and dismissive of human life.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: The change is of Aizen-like proportions.
- Girlish Pigtails: Like the glasses, she gets rid of them before the final confrontation when she drops the cutseyness.
- Kawaiiko: The personality she puts on in front of the other Numbers to disguise her real self.
- I Shall Taunt You: Delivers an impressive one that hits all of Vita's Berserk Buttons during the Numbers' first battle with Riot Force 6.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: She adds "-oneesama" on Uno, Due and Tre. For the others' names, including her other older sister Cinque, she adds "-chan".
- Kick the Dog: Sacrificing your sisters and teammates is a dick move.
- Lack of Empathy: Besides her sadism, there's her lack of concern for her sisters.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Quite literally, and gloriously at that. Because she forced Vivio to fight her adoptive mother, said mother blasted her with a wave motion gun guided by a Wide Area Search spell.
- Letting Her Hair Down: A villainous example because it reveals her true evil.
- Manipulative Bitch: The TSAB and her own sisters are toys to twist around.
- Master of Illusion: She's capable of creating illusions that fool illusion detection systems.
- Meganekko: Subverted big time. She acts like this at first, but she doesn't need them, and promptly ditches them after all the other Numbers have been defeated.
- Oh Crap!: Her reaction when she realizes that Nanoha is about to shoot her down. The expression of terror on her face is so perfect it is on the trope's anime subpage.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: As a cyborg, she doesn't really need glasses, but they're used both to portray her as a villain and as a cute teammember of the Numbers.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: With her fake cutie, she's the red oni to Dieci's blue.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: When she's portrayed as a serious opponent, particularly in her first appearance, her eyes aren't visible behind her glasses.
- Sibling Seniority Squabble: Doesn’t accept that Cinque is older than her, and calls her "Cinque-chan" rather than "Cinque-oneesama."
- Smug Snake: Her real personality is arrogant.
- The Sociopath: Due to her Lack of Empathy.
- The Strategist: for the Numbers in the field. During her debut battle alone she orchestrated a surprise attack by a fleet of gadget drones, rescued a captured Lutecia and Agito, and would have killed Shamal and Vice had Nanoha and Fate not shown up at the last second. Oh, and she worked in a well-aimed taunt at Vita while doing the latter two simultaneously.
- Support Party Member: She has no real combat abilities, but she is still sent to the field, except in the final battle. She also has the lowest Body Augmention Rank (B).
- Technopath: Her IS works by manipulating electrons. She uses this to do quite a few impressive hacking feats.
- Troll: She told Otto to keep her gender a secret just to screw with the other Numbers.
- Villain Override: Does this to poor Lutecia when it looks like Caro and Erio are about to convince her to pull a Heel-Face Turn.
- Villainous Breakdown: See Oh Crap! above.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Scaglietti and the Numbers inside the hideout are defeated, she activates the self-destruct mechanism, noting that the defeated Numbers are "losers". In a manner of speaking it would have activated Scaglietti's escape plan by causing the clone of him that Quattro was carrying in her womb to begin its birthing process. This would allow him to escape imprisonment in a certain manner of looking at it. In any case, Scaglietti himself wasn't particularly worried.
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
In spite of her number, Cinque is actually slightly older than Quattro, having been activated first despite being completed second. One of the more combat-capable Numbers and the one responsible for killing Zest eight years before StrikerS, in a battle which cost her an eye. Cinque is calm, soft-spoken, and protective of her younger sisters. Her Inherent Skill, Rumble Detonator, allows her to make metal objects explode, as well as being able to materialise throwing knives. After her Heel-Face Turn, she is adopted by the Nakajima family, along with Dieci, Nove and Wendi. In Vivid, she is the most pro-active of the former Numbers in law enforcement, and has a thing for oversized jackets. In Force, she's a member of Special Duty Section 6 and one of the investigators.
Tropes associated with Cinque:
- The Atoner: Despite not expecting to ever be completely free in her lifetime, she wants to do what she can to atone for her crimes.
- Badass: As one of the most powerful Numbers, she's associated with following tropes.
- Badass Adorable / Little Miss Badass: She killed the original Zest, an S+ ranked mage, while losing her right eye, and easily defeats Ginga.
- Badass Armfold: Does this a couple of times.
- Badass Longcoat: Shell Coat. It's an analog of the Barrier Jackets with an anti-magic field build in. In Force, she wears a white overcoat over her Bureau uniform.
- Big Sister Instinct: As one of the elder siblings, she is protective of those activated after her. She also stands in berserk Subaru's way to protect Nove and Wendi.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has very thick eyebrows, which is fairly uncommon in this franchise.
- Cool Big Sis: To many of the Numbers, especially for Nove who is very fond of her.
- Deflector Shield: Hard Shell, which is cast with the assistance of Shell Coat.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first scene in the StrikerS anime shows her destroying the Ground Forces' HQ's shield generators, and doing an Unflinching Walk Out of the Inferno.
- Expy: May be one Gambit of X-Men. Both can make items they hold explode when they hit the target and both wear trench coats.
- Eye Scream: She lost her right eye during her battle against the original Zest eight years before the beginning of StrikerS.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears it over the eye she lost to Zest, but wears it less often in Vivid and her brief appearances in Force flashbacks.
- Eyes Always Shut: When she's not wearing her eyepatch, her right eyelid is always shut.
- Handicapped Badass: Having only one eye doesn't make her less badass. For some reason, she doesn't want to fix this problem.
- Happily Adopted: By Genya.
- Hero Killer: Eight years before StrikerS, she killed an S+ ranked mage of the TSAB, the original Zest Grangaitz.
- Irony: When the aforementioned victim in Hero Killer is brought back to life as an Artificial Mage, it's implied Cinque was the one appointed to keep tabs on him.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: Calls Ginga sometimes "Ane-ue".
- Keigo: Her speech is more formal than most of her sisters.
- Knife Nut: Explosive throwing knives, at that.
- Lady of War: A very polite girl with a very calm personality, even in combat where she's one of the most dangerous.
- The Leader: Of the TSAB unit N2R.
- Older Than They Look: Older than most of the Numbers, and is officially noted as being Teana's age despite looking like a small child. Among the Nakajima sisters, she is the second oldest.
- The Quiet One: Rarely speaks and when she does it is with a quiet voice.
- Put on a Bus: After her fight against Subaru in StrikerS, Cinque spent the rest of the season recovering in a jar.
- The Stoic: Downplayed. She shows concern for her sisters but is otherwise unaffected by battle.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Rumble Detonator. She can activate it via finger snap.
- Sweet Tooth: Tells Genya in StrikerS Sound Stage X that she "loves sweets".
- Token Mini-Moe: Despite being one of the oldest of the Numbers she looks much younger than them. Her small size becomes handy in infiltration.
- Tomboy: A subtle example. The majority of her casual clothes is not really feminine, and she often sits crossed-legged.
- You Shall Not Pass: Villainous example in episode 17, where she holds the line to allow the other Numbers to escape with Ginga.
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi
"She can act a bit too mischievous sometimes at times, but she's a kind sister."Able to swim through solid matter, and make any person or object she holds do the same. In spite of her goofy personality, she is one of the more effective of the Numbers, especially when they need rescuing. After her defeat by Sister Schach, she joins the Saint Church along with Otto and Deed. In ViVid, she's one of the sisters who nurses Ixpellia, and she helps her fellow nun, Chantez Arpinion, to enter the Inter-Middle Championship.
Tropes associated with Sein:
- Art Evolution: Her breast were noticebly bigger in her first appearance. Since then they are small.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The most quirky of the Numbers, with only Wendy coming close. Unlike her, she's one of the first to be called when backup is needed.
- Combat Commentator: In the mock battle in ViVid, along with Megane Alpine.
- Cool Big Sis: To Wendi, the other Perky Female Minion. Also later to fellow church sister Chantez.
- Covert Pervert: Covert before ViVid chapter 11, anyway. Since then, she's acquired a reputation in the fandom.
- Curtains Match the Window: Both blue.
- Custom Uniform: Wears a short-sleeved nun habit in ViVid.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Joins the Saint Church after getting her butt kicked by Schach who has become her Stern Teacher.
- Intangible Woman: Thanks to her Inherent Skil "Deep Diver" she can pass through any substance easily.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: Calls her older sisters "Un-nee", "Tre-nee", "Qua-nee" and "Cinque-nee". If Quattro is not there, Sein and Wendi call her "Megane-nee" or "Mega-nee".
- Mutant: The third Sound Stage of StrikerS revealed that, unlike her sisters' Inherent Skills, her Deep Diver came from a mutation she had while being born. This is one of the reasons why she's prized by the Doctor since her getting such a rare ability was a very pleasant surprise.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: In one of the Sound Stages, while in lock-up, Nove does this to Sein when addressing the Numbers who want to reform, seeing her jumping in as being merely going along with the others.
- Nun Too Holy: Even after she becomes a nun, she’s not above groping several members of the cast. Vivio notes that shes mischievious at times, but is a kind Sister.
- Nuns Are Funny: Considerably more laid-back than Deed or Schach.
- One of the Kids: To the point that Nove is ashamed to be her younger sister. Even Sein admits that she's just not mentally matured as Subaru, Teana or Nove to justify her behavior in the Hot Springs Episode.
- Perky Female Minion: The most cheerful of the Numbers, alongside Wendi.
- Power Perversion Potential: Puts her Deep Diver to use in groping the bathers in chapter 11 of ViVid.
- Skinship Grope: Does this to Caro, Teana, Lutecia, Subaru, Nove, Corona, Vivio, Einhart and Rio in chapter 11 of ViVid. The last one kicks her in the air.
- Super Senses: StrikerS Sound Stage X mentions that she has much better eyesight than an ordinary human.
- Superpower Lottery Winner: Her IS was an unintentional result. See Mutant above.
- Supreme Chef: According to Lutecia her cooking is amazing.
- Token Good Teammate: She questioned why the doctor was betraying his sponsors who supported him.
- A Twinkle in the Sky: As shown in the anime adaptation of Vivid, her attempt to grope Rio results in a rather brutal reprisal that reduces her to this...shortly before she performs one of the most devastating (and painful) belly-flops in history when she comes back down. Unsurprisingly, the rest of her victims have no sympathy for her.
- Warrior Monk: In training by Schach.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Again, nothing unusual.
Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani
"Devoid of anything unnecessary, she's the perfect weapon of war. However, there is no need for a simple machine to have a brain stuffed into its head. We'll have to teach her to think a bit more."One of the last Numbers to be activated, Sette is also the most robotic and subservient of the twelve. She is also the only one of the younger sisters not to undergo a Heel-Face Turn, although it is suggested that she, unlike Tre, Uno and Quattro, is undergoing a rehabiliation program in prison. Capable of flight, she complements Tre's melee abilities with her strong distance attack.
Tropes associated with Sette:
- Curtains Match the Window: Both pink.
- Deflector Shield: During her second battle against Fate.
- Dual Wielding: She usually wields two Boomerang Blades. With her IS, Slaughter Arms, she can control two thrown boomerangs while holding two others in her hands, using a total of four Boomerang Blades.
- Emotionless Girl: The result of Quattro's efforts to "remove excess elements" of her personality before her activation.
- Flight: Like Tre, Quattro, Otto and Deed, Sette can also fly.
- Idiot Hair: Her ability to think individually is limited due to her personality.
- Ki Attacks: She can blast mana beams from her hand.
- Machine Monotone: This is one reason why she's the most robotic; she sounds the part.
- Precision-Guided Boomerang: Her IS, Slaughter Arms, allows her to control her Boomerang Blades.
- Rapunzel Hair: She was "born" with this hair.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Averted considering her lack of emotions.
- Satellite Character: Almost never interacts with anyone other than Tre.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's the second tallest Number and is taller than some adult man like Scaglietti.
- The Stoic: Due to having almost no emotions, she's always serious. In the manga, she didn't join the other Numbers at the bath for some sisterly bonding because she "prioritised the air combat simulatation over that".
- Super Strength: Her added muscular power is ranked as "S", making her the second physically strongest Number after Tre.
- Training from Hell: She was put through a rigorous training program by Tre and as a result of this, has a deep respect for her.
- Undying Loyalty. To Tre. She even followed her to jail.
- Weapon Across the Shoulder: Does this a lot.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She does not appear in StrikerS Sound Stage X like her other sisters, despite her seiyuu has a speaking rolenote there. Some fans theorize that it has something to do with Seven Is Nana.
- Younger Than They Look: The youngest Number, Sette has in fact barely past her birthday when she appears. She is also one of four Numbers who appear to be adult women.
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito
"Otto, do you have a female body like us? Or is it a male one?"Otto is a boyish Number whose looser bodysuit, masculine name and mode of speech tend to cause confusion about her gender. Her Ray Storm ability makes her a powerful distance combatant, but she lacks defensive abilities. She and Deed are considered to be "twins". They and Sette were the last of the Numbers to be activated. Along with Deed and Sein, she joined the Saint Church after StrikerS. In ViVid, she becomes the other trainer to Corona Timil.
"...That's a secret."
— Otto and Deed
"...That's a secret."
— Otto and Deed
Tropes associated with Otto:
- Beam Spam: Her IS, Ray Storm shoots devastating energy rays.
- Bifauxnen: Even some of Otto's sisters were unsure of Otto's gender, because Quattro told her and Deed to keep it a secret. In the manga it's also mentioned that Deed has been instructed to help Otto bathe, separately from all the others. It doesn't take too much imagination to figure out what Quattro's trying to do here.
- Big Sister Mentor: To Corona, before the start of the Inter-Middle Championship.
- Bokukko: Masculine speech patterns are one thing that confused her gender.
- Bound and Gagged: She knows bind spells and uses one against Caro and Fried. And later, Shamal binds Otto when Zafira is capturing her with Hagane no Kubikinote .
- Boyish Short Hair: This is another reason for the gender confusion.
- Containment Field: Her IS Prisoner Box, which she uses to trap Teana inside a building with three of her sisters.
- Contralto of Danger: She has rather low and boyish sounding voice to fit her Bifauxnen appearance.
- Crossdresser: In Sound Stage X and ViVid, she's seen wearing a male butler uniform as part of her job for the Saint Church. However, ViVid also shows her wearing feminine clothes.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Easily defeats Shamal and Zafira with Deed's help during the attack on Riot Force 6's headquarters. In the final battle, Shamal and Zafira take her by surprise, and capture her before she has a chance to attack them.
- Emotionless Girl: Opens up in ViVid.
- Flight: She can fly like Tre, Quattro, Sette and Deed.
- Glass Cannon: Ray Storm is devastating, but if she is attacked first she won't get a chance to use it.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: Adds "-neesama" on the name of her older sisters.
- Keigo: Despite the masculine pronouns she speaks formally.
- Tomboy: This kind of behavior matched with her body type aided Quattro's mean-spirted fun.
- Tomboy To Deed's Girly Girl: It's her Boyish Short Hair, her masculine speech pattern and her garderobe.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: For a crossdresser with a very masculine appearance and speech pattern, she still wears feminine clothes in her freetime, like hotpants or even miniskirts.
- Tomboyish Name: Justified due to the Numbers' names being based on Italian numbers.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears shorts or hotpants as casual clothes while Deed prefers dresses.
- Zettai Ryouki: Seen when Vivio and Einhart have their first fight in their Adult Modes. Combined with a miniskirt.
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
Voiced by: Jamie Schyy (Jet Edge)
Angry and aggressive, Nove has magic rocket-powered rollerblades with counter-rotating rings and a magic Power Fist like Subaru. Following her Heel-Face Turn and being adopted by the Nakajima family along with Cinque, Dieci and Wendi, in ViVid she has taken an active interest in martial arts, and acts as Vivio's Strike Arts instructor as well as to Corona, Rio and Einhart, all four of them being Team Nakajima which is named after Nove. She can also now transform between her civilian and combat form, like the regular magical girls and her Inherent Equipment Jet Edge seems to be upgraded into an Intelligent Device. She's also a good friend of Micaiah Chevelle, one of the veteran Inter-Middle participants. Unlike the other Nakajima sisters, she is not part of Special Duty Section 6 in Force, but she has a few appearances and is still the coach of Team Nakajima.
Tropes associated with Nove:
- Alliterative Name: Nove Nakajima.
- Anger Born of Worry: Gets angry with Subaru for making her worry during the climax of Sound Stage X.
- Arm Cannon: Mounted.
- Ascended Extra: She's a major character in ViVid and appears in much more panels than most main and major characters from previous seasons.
- Big Eater: In ViVid, it's shown that she has more meat skewers than most other characters in the training camp, but not nearly as much as Subaru. Seems to run in the family.
- Big Sister Mentor: She's the trainer of Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Corona. Though, she doesn't think of herself as such, because she is still learning Strike Arts herself.
- Beam Spam: Her IS Gun Shooter.
- Boyish Short Hair: Even more boyish than Subaru's.
- Breaking the Bonds: It's implied that she knows Unchain Knuckle, a signature spell of Quint. When Einhart uses this spell during the first mock battle in the training camp, Subaru asks Nove if she taught Einhart the spell, but Nove denies it, which means Nove might know how to use Unchain Knuckle.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Subaru as the evil sibling.
- Code Name: Akage Ichi-go note in N2R.
- Contralto of Danger: After Vocal Evolution, Nove's voice is one of the lowest among the Numbers.
- Cool Big Sis: To Team Nakajima.
- Defeat Means Friendship:
- Becomes fairly close to Teana after losing to her, noting that it's thanks to her that she's on the path to redemption.
- She does this to Einhart.
- Deflector Shield: During her battle against Subaru. Subaru broke it with her Unstoppable Rage.
- Elemental Punch: Stun Shock/Stun Knuckle is an electric punch.
- Evil Counterpart: To Subaru — the two have very similar equipment and abilities. It doesn't help that Subaru and Nove are genetically sisters, by virtue of being based on Quint's DNA.Dieci: "When Nove is in her pushy mode, you can really tell she's Subaru's sister."
- Fiery Redhead: Like Subaru she is hotblooded, but unlike Subaru, she has the theme appropriate hair color. She is less hot-tempered in ViVid.
- Fragile Speedster: She and Jet Edge are faster than Subaru and Mach Caliber. Nove is also one of the Numbers who is strong in combat and has strong attack power. She is apparently not a Glass Cannon like most of the other Numbers, but it seems she still cannot take many strong hits. It should be noted that she had to fight Subaru with her anti-cyborg abilities, and she was forced to surrender after Teana defeated Wendi and Deed, and Nove hold back when she fought Einhart which caused her to be beaten up, but she still was conscious.
- Grumpy Bear: She was angry most of the time, but she has matured out of this state.
- Hand Blast: Her Gun Knuckle can fire energy bullets.
- Happily Adopted: By Genya. Though, she needed a bit longer to accept him.
- Idiot Hair: Like Subaru; Nove has very similar hair to her.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: Calls Cinque "Cinque-nee".
- Moral Myopia: Gets angry when Subaru injures Cinque and swears vengeance on her, but conveniently forgets that Cinque had helped severely wound and abduct Ginga, causing Subaru to enter her Unstoppable Rage.
- Not Quite Flight: Like Subaru and Ginga with their Wing Roads, Nove's IS Air Liner, a component of her IS Break Liner, gives her limited aerial capacity. She inherent her Air Liner from Quint, who had Wing Road.
- Not So Different: People pointed out that Subaru and Nove have more in common she would admit.
- Perpetual Frowner: Of the angry type, though she mellows out a bit between StrikerS and ViVid.
- Power Fist: Having Gun Knuckle enables her to fight Subaru on the same terms. It's synchronized with Jet Edge, similar to Revolver Knuckle and Mach Caliber. Gun Knuckle could have been upgraded into an Armed Device.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Occasionally wears them in ViVid, and they look surprisingly good on her.
- Red Ones Go Faster: Has red hair and is faster than Subaru, thanks to having lighter rollerblades.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Wendi's red. Nove was a Grumpy Bear, but later matures into a reliable person, while Wendi is Genki Girl with a cheerful personality who haven't matured that much.
- Rollerblade Good: With leg gauntlets similar to Revolver Knuckle.
- Shock and Awe: Stun Shot/Stun Knuckle is an electric punch.
- Sibling Seniority Squabble: Finds it hard to accept that she's Subaru's younger sister until ViVid. And she feels it a little depressing to have Sein as her older sister.
- Tomboy: In a similar manner to Subaru. And Nove is even less girly than her.
- Tsundere: Despite often being irritable, she often shows a softer side toward those she cares about, like Cinque and Vivio. Subaru even points out that she's irritable around her, but nicer around her father and the rest of the people at the correctional facility.
- Vocal Evolution: In her few appearances from episode 10 to 16, she had a much higher voice. Since episode 17, her voice became deeper and more angry in tone. Of course, after her character development, she doesn't sound angry anymore in the ViVid timeline.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Averted with Einhart, though she was in her teenage form at the time. Nove also held back and got herself equally beaten up as a result.
- Xanatos Gambit: Planted a tracker on Einhart during their fight, so they could catch her later if she lost.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Her Barrier Jacket in ViVid has grade A.
Voiced by: Nozomi Masu
One of the more morally conflicted of the Numbers, for which she is mocked behind her back by Quattro. Dieci basically lost the Superpower Lottery and is stuck with carrying an Enormous Cannonnote around. After StrikerS, she is adopted by the Nakajima family, along with Cinque, Nove and Wendi. She has got some appearances in ViVid, but she has got only cameos in Force yet, only one of them wasn't in a flashback. Judging from her navy uniform, she's probably a member of Special Duty Section 6 like Ginga, Cinque, Subaru and Wendi, but has yet to appear in that unit properly.
Tropes associated with Dieci:
- The Atoner: She has a longer sentence - 15 years - than any of the other reformed numbers besides Cinque, but still resolves to atone for what she has done.
- BFG: Her device is called Enormous Cannon for a reason.
- Bound and Gagged: A notable example. Usually, Nanoha binds her enemies before she shoots them down. Dieci and her Enormous Cannon are bound after Nanoha shot her down.
- Code Name: Kurigenote in N2R.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Towards the end of StrikerS, Nanoha knocks out Dieci with a single Exelion Buster after she activates the first level of the Blaster System.Dieci: "Is she really human?"Dieci (a year later): "I didn't even last ten seconds against her, though."
- Curtains Match the Window: Both brown.
- Demoted to Extra: Dieci has a specific role neither in ViVid nor in Force. In the latter series, she has only a few cameo appearances, only one of them being in the present, but all of them without any lines.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: In ViVid, she's shown to be one of the sisters who dresses and acts more feminine and she's one of the better cooks among the Nakajima sisters.
- Happily Adopted: By Genya.
- Knockout Gas: The Aerosol Shell of her Enormous Cannon, which releases fast-acting knockout gas after they explode on impact as shown during the assault on the Ground Forces HQ. Unlike the more colorful gases used in many other media, these have the appearance of ordinary white smoke.
- Nothing Personal: She said that before she had her Beam-O-War against Nanoha.
- Oh Crap!: Her reaction when she realized that she's losing the Beam-O-War against Nanoha.
- Pet the Dog: Her doubts about using Vivio to power the Cradle serve to humanize her, in sharp contrast to her sadistic older sister Quattro.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't talk much, which makes her voicing her doubts about Jail's Evil Plan all the more significant.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail reaches to her knees.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: With her calm and stoic personality, she's this to Quattro's red.
- Short Hair with Tail: She has always this hairstyle, even when bathing.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Her cannon is easily bigger than her.
- The Stoic: In StrikerS, where she almost fits the Emotionless Girl category. After her Heel-Face Turn, she is more than Not So Stoic.
- Super Senses: Her eyesight is extremely keen, befitting her combat role.
- Supreme Chef: One of the better cooks among the Nakajima sisters.
- Token Good Teammate: The only one who questions the morality of Scaglietti's plan prior to her Heel-Face Turn.
- Wave Motion Gun: Her IS Heavy Barrel.
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
A cheerful girl with a somewhat silly hairstyle, Wendi carries around a surfboard called Riding Board that serves as a gun, a shield, or a hoverboard. A versatile Number who is unfortunately not especially good in any one role. She and Sein are considered the most "human" and carefree of the Numbers, sometimes to the irritation of the others. After StrikerS, she is adopted by the Nakajima family, along with Cinque, Dieci and Nove. In Force, she has become an Enforcer aide to Teana and is a member of Special Duty Section 6.
Tropes associated with Wendi:
- Cat Smile: Does this often.
- Code Name: Akage Ni-go note in N2R.
- Curtains Match the Window: Both red.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Becomes fairly close to Teana after losing to her, noting that it's thanks to her that she's on the path to redemption.
- Fiery Redhead: It's more high energy than fierece temper.
- Genki Girl: She is the most energetic Number.
- Happily Adopted: By Genya, whom she really adores.
- Hover Board: Her IS Aerial Rave allows her to ride on her weapon like a surfboard.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: Like Sein, she calls some of her older sisters "Un-nee", "Tre-nee", "Qua-nee" and "Cinque-nee". If Quattro is not there, Wendi and Sein call her "Megane-nee" or "Mega-nee". But she uses yobisute to Sein, Dieci and Nove.
- Master of None: She has more diverse skills than her sisters, but at the cost of speciality status in any one of them.
- Perky Female Minion: Cheerful, with a dash of psychosis — during StrikerS she is always eager to get into battle. After her Heel-Face Turn, she seems to be channelling this into an enthusiasm for martial arts.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Nove's blue. Wendi is a Genki Girl with a cheerful personality, while Nove is a Grumpy Bear, who later matures to a reliable person.
- Skinship Grope: Does this to Deed in the StrikerS manga.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: A given when you're using a surfboard as a gun.
- Stuff Blowing Up: She can use a technique similar to Cinque's to make metal explosive and detonate it by snapping her fingers.
- Verbal Tic: She ends some of her words with "-su".
- Women Drivers: Thoma tells her that Teana doesn't want her to drive a car. Wendi justifies this as she got her license just recently.
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito
Otto's "twin". A dual-wielding close combat specialist who is extremely polite to most people, but she's not above to use surprise attacks or attack people from behind. Joins the Belkan Saint Church after her Heel-Face Turn, along with Otto and Sein. In ViVid, she becomes the other trainer to Rio Wesley.
Tropes associated with Deed:
- Apologetic Attacker: The only reason she apologizes to her enemies when she attacks them is her politeness.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Among the nicest and most polite of the Numbers, but don't let her catch you holding a sparring match with Vivio without her supervision.
- Big Sister Mentor: To Rio, before the start of the Inter-Middle Championship.
- Bound and Gagged: In ViVid, it's revealednote that she knows bind spells... in shibari style.
- Combat Pragmatist: Attacks people from behind or above and plays unconscious when knocked down to do a surprise attack.
- Covert Pervert: Apparently knows shibari ties.
- Dual Wielding: There is a reason why her IS is called Twin Blades.
- Emotionless Girl: She doesn't open up until ViVid.
- Flight: Deed can fly like Tre, Quattro, Sette and Otto.
- Fragile Speedster: Fast and strong, but she can't take many hits.
- Flash Step: Does this twice when she attacks Zafira and Erio from behind in episode 17.
- Girly Girl to Otto's Tomboy: It's the long hair and her garderobe.
- In the Back: Seems to be her favorite method of attacking. It backfires, as Teana predicts her move and shoots her down from behind.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: Adds "-neesama" on the name of her older sisters.
- Keigo: She is one of the most polite Numbers.
- Laser Blades: Her IS, Twin Blades.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: Showing that she's the feminine one while Otto is the tomboy.
- Rapunzel Hair: Was "born" with this hair. Her long hair also contrasts Otto's.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted, after her Heel-Face Turn.
- Red Ones Go Faster: She has red eyes and red magic color and is one of the fastest Numbers.
- Warrior Monk: In training.
Lutecia and her company
Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani
A summoner with the ability to summon insects. She helps Scaglietti in order to find Relic XI, which she needs to awaken her mother from her coma. After the Grand Finale, she is befriended by Caro and Erio and lives on an isolated world with her mother. She returns in ViVid and enters the Inter-Middle Championship together with Team Nakajima. She uses the Boost Device Asclepius.
Tropes associated with Lutecia:
- Ancestral Weapon: Her Device Asclepius was originally owned by her mother, Megane.
- Anti-Villain: In StrikerS, she doesn't care about Jail's Evil Plan; she just wants to revive her mother.
- Badass Adorable: Similar to Caro but she's more of a 'hug the sadness away' kind of adorable. She is also an S ranked mage.
- Badass Bookworm: Enjoys reading and knows Ancient Belkan.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: In StrikerS, where she had the qietest voice among the cast. She became extremely loud during her battle against Caro and Erio.
- Beam Spam: Reflect Mirage.
- The Beastmaster: As the counterpart to Caro, Lutecia summons insect-like creatures: Insekt, Jiraiou, Garyu and Hakuten'ou. The former two usually appear in swarms.
- Big Damn Heroes: In ViVid, she arrives at the Infinity Library and saves Vivio and Einhart (and Miura) from Fabia Crozelg with the help of Sacred Heart and Asteion. Vivio and Einhart recover from their Curses and save Lutecia later from Fabia.
- Casting Gag: She and Arf share the same Seiyuu, Natsuko Kuwatani. In The Movie 2nd A's DVD Commentary, she imitates Arf's regular voice and her child voice. Funny enough, she sounds only (very) close to Arf, but not exactly.
- Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: The non-romantic wariant. Lutecia persuades Zest to take Agito along this way, believing that they're Not So Different.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite her apperance she's not evil, she just helps the wrong people in StrikerS.
- Dark Magical Girl: She's a lonely girl that helps the Big Bad to save her mother. She makes a contrast with Magical Girl Caro because they're both summoners with family issues and their Barrier Jackets are opposing colors. After a defeat and offer of friendship by Caro, she has a Heel-Face Turn.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Becomes friends with Erio and Caro after losing to them.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Quiet and cold starting out but warms up to her new friends at the end.
- Disappeared Dad: We don't know who he is or if he's even alive.
- Emotionless Girl: In StrikerS, because of her mommy problems. In Vivid, She took a complete 180.
- Even Bad Girls Love Their Mamas: Bringing her comatose mother back is her primary motivation for working with the bad guys.
- Evil Counterpart / Shadow Archetype: For Caro. Setting aside the Magical Girl vs Dark Magical Girl relationship, Lutecia and Caro were both separated from their families by circumstances beyond their control and both are gifted with tremendous magical abilities. She even calls Hakuten'ou, a summon capable of matching physical god Voltaire in the final battle. Their Boost Devices are both pairs of gloves and even follow the same theme naming - mythical staffs carried by Greek gods. The difference is that while Caro was adopted into a loving family, Lutecia was not so lucky.
- To Rider, a Servant from Fate/stay night. Both have long, purple hair, a marking on their foreheads, dark colored outfits and very quiet voices. This is the reason why people call her Loli-Rider.
- Of Fate. Both had a similar motivation (helping/saving their mothers), both were Dark Magical Girls who ended up befrieded by a girl with pink magic color. Both have humanoid animal-like companions (Garyu and Arf, respectively), in contrast to their counterparts who have small companions who aren't in their real form (Friedrich and Yuuno, respectively). Though, the relationships with the girls, who defeated them, are quite different.
- ViVid takes it even further. In a special chapter for The Movie 2nd A's, she cosplays Fate in her Sonic Form. Chapter 50 reveals that Lutecia has learned Sonic spells. Now she is a Fragile Speedster, too.
- Flight: Shown in episode 12 and in the second opening. And later in ViVid.
- Fragile Speedster: Has become one in ViVid, since she has learned Sonic spells.
- Genki Girl: In ViVid, she makes up for her previous emotional suppression in spades. This development is even more impressive, considering that she was still pretty quiet a year before.
- Gratuitous German: Some of her spells are in German.
- Hair Decoration: She wears two black/dark purple ribbons on her hair. One of the little details to tell her apart from her mother, who doesn't have a Hair Decoration.
- Heel-Face Turn: After StrikerS, she becomes a friend of Erio and Caro and no longer working with Jail.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Garyu and Zest.
- I Have the High Ground: Does this a lot. In episode 11, she stands on a thin high object.
- Identical Stranger: Looks enough like Vice's little sister, whom he accidentally shot in the eye, that she is able to get close enough to severely wound him when he experiences a flashback.
- In-Series Nickname: "Lulu", "Lu" "Lu-chan", "Lu-ko".
- Kamehame Hadouken: In ViVid, she uses Claíomh Solais on Fabia. This is also one of Hayate's spells in the ''A's Portable games.
- Ki Attacks: She can blast a mana beam called Shockwavenote from her hands.
- Knight of Cerebus: She was ruthless while emotionally supressed, and her presence made the Hotel Augusta battle significantly more difficult than the train mission.
- Kubrick Stare: A heroic version in ViVid, when she faces Fabia Crozelg. Combined with a borderline Slasher Smile.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: StrikerS Sound Stage X materials and ViVid artworks spoil her Heel-Face Turn.
- Luxury Prison Suite: After StrikerS, she lives in a nice house on a pleasant-looking planet with her revived mother. The only restriction is that she can't leave the planet without permission until her sentence is served.
- In ViVid, it makes you wonder how much freedom she has. The TSAB allows her to take part in the Inter-Middle Championship, presumably with her limiters on, and she can visit her friends on several occassions. She is in the audio commentary cast from The Movie 2nd A's, and eventually visits Vivio's school festival in the latest arc.
- The Medic: It's revealed in ViVid that she knows healing magic. She is the Full Back of Team Blue in the first and second mock battle, and heals Vivio during the first mock battle.
- Ms. Fanservice: In ViVid, she takes a short bath while presentating the new training camp to the readers, including a Bath Kick. And her new Barrier Jacket is very Stripperific.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The TSAB estimated her threat level to be equivalent to a S-ranked mage.
- Power Limiter: As part of her sentence, she's reduced to D rank.
- Power Trio: In ViVid, she, Vivio and Einhart fight Fabia Crozelg in the Infinity Library.
- Purple Is Powerful: Her hair color and her magic color are purple and she is a powerful summoner.
- Rapunzel Hair: In contrast to Caro's short hair and later Short Hair with Tail.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are dull red to start with, but they become blood-red when Quattro uses a Villain Override on her. When this happens, she only sees red as well.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Asclepius is named after the symbol of the Greek demigod of medicine, see Rod of Asclepius.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Alpine or Alpino?
- Stripperific: The new Barrier Jacket she wears for the Inter-Middle Tournament in ViVid. It opens above her belly button and has nothing covering her nether region, so her panties are on full display all the time Strike Witches style.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looks nearly identical to her mother, only with marks on her forehead... which she doesn't have anymore. She also has four hair prongs going down her forehead, whereas Megane has only two. And they have different eye colors (except in ViVid where her mother has red eyes, too).
- Summon Magic: She summons insects, from swarms of small flyers to one the size of a building. Her summon spells can also be used for teleportation.
- Super Speed: She knows Sonic spells in ViVid.
- Superpower Lottery Winner: Her Summon Magic is a Rare Skill.
- Terrible Trio: With Zest and Agito.
- Took a Level in Badass: In ViVid, despite having a powerful Power Limiter, she has become a very skilled combatant and is able to fight without her summons.
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She's alot more energetic in Vivid thanks to being removed from Jail Scaglietti's influence and being reunited with her mother.
- Tricked-Out Gloves: Her Boost Device, Asclepius.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Her family name is named after the French car manufacturer Alpine.
- Villain Override: Quattro is able to force her to fight when Erio and Caro start trying to convince her to let them help her. It takes them a LOT to snap the kid out.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She has a rivalry relationship with Caro and teases about her small height. Nevertheless, they are good friends.
- Weak, but Skilled: In ViVid, she still has her Power Limiter and is now a D-ranked mage, but she has Took a Level in Badass and is skilled enough to fight without her summons. Currently, she is one of the best newcomers in the preliminary.
- You Gotta Have Lavender Hair: Got this hair color from her mother.
"He's my Summon Spirit and a precious family member. Garyu is his name."Garyu is one of Lutecia's many insect summons and he's her bodyguard and main combatant. Unlike the other insects, his size is closest to a human, and the only one capable of thinking independently in order to protect her even against her commands. Lutecia consideres him as a precious family member.
— Lutecia in ViVid, chapter 9.
— Lutecia in ViVid, chapter 9.
Tropes associated with Garyu:
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In ViVid FULL COLORS, his energy wings are white, not purple.
- Anti-Villain: In StrikerS, he's protecting his mistress, nothing more. In that regard he's Not So Different from Erio.
- Badass: Just look at him - he's the insect version of a terminator. Even when he's taken down, he stands up.
- Badass Armfold: Does this a couple of times.
- Battle Butler: Garyu is is this to Lutecia. He's her personal and silent bodyguard, a strong and fast melee fighter, but also a very creepy example because he is a tall, humanoid, black and four-eyed insect with a Scarf of Asskicking. He's the most loyal of Lutecia's summoned insects, he pulls a Heel-Face Turn before her, so he can save her from her own rampage. The butler part is later seen in ViVid, as he gathers food and serves drinks to the girls in the hot spring.
- Beam Spam: Shock Bolt.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's a human-sized insect, but he's extremely small compared to the Jiraiou and Hakuten'ou.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Type B as they grow out. They cause him pain and injure him when he's forced to grow more of them.
- Chameleon Camouflage: His Environmental Camouflage allows him to generate with his mana a field around himself to hide his appearance, assimilating with the darkness.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His body is mainly black and purple, not to mention being a Big Creepy Crawly, but he's not evil. He just served Lutecia who worked for Scaglietti. Einhart and Sacred Heartnote mistook him for an enemy just because of his look.
- Defeat Means Friendship: By Erio, similar to Caro and Lutecia.
- Demoted to Extra: In ViVid, Garyu is not seen fighting. We only see him participating in the third mock battle of the training camp, but the battle was mostly off-screen. Lutecia has never summoms him in a fight in the Inter-Middle Championship, since she curb-stomps everyone by herself.
- Evil Counterpart:
- To Erio. He is Erio's direct antagonist in StrikerS, a close-range combatant and a Lightning Bruiser.
- He and the Jiraiou are also the Evil Counterparts to Friedrich. While the Jiraiou have a similar size like Friedrich's true form, both, Garyu and Friedrich are the most loyal summons of Lutecia and Caro, respectively, and their Non-Human Sidekicks who are shown more often than any other summon.
- Expy: Garyu's scarf and fighting style cause him to resemble a Kamen Rider. In particular, his ability to grow a blade from his arm is similar to Kamen Rider Gills from Kamen Rider Agito.
- Also, of Arf. Both are the humanoid animal-like companions to Lutecia and Arf, respectively, and both pulled a Heel-Face Turn before their mistresses to save them.
- Extra Eyes: He has four.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Tiny Girl Lutecia.
- Gentle Giant: Despite his dangerously looking appearance, Garyu is not very aggressive. When he steals a object under the Hotel Augusta, he does this secretly and without harming any people. He only attacks people when he's protecting Lutecia or when he is ordered to do so. In ViVid, he even feeds Friedrich.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: During his first battle against the Forwards and Ginga.
- Heel-Face Turn: Notably, he helps the heroes before Lutecia's Heel-Face Turn.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's very fast, strong and tough. He got a hit from Graf Eisen's Gigantform, but that didn't knock him down.
- Made of Iron: He takes a lot of damage during the course of StrikerS, but he's always able to fight. He's knockout only once, but shortly after he stands up again.
- Monster Knight: He is loyal to his summoner and wants the best for her. The only reason he's an antagonist at all is because of her and the only reason she is one is because of her mother. Thus, the Heel-Face Turn was a natural course of action.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Averted. After Erio defeated him, Garyu helps him and Caro to fight Lutecia's other summons to save her from her own rampage.
- Noble Demon: See Monster Knight above.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Lutecia. If he is not visibly around her, he probably rests inside Lutecia's Asclepius.
- Out of Focus: In ViVid, he doesn't appear very often, since Lutecia fights alone for most of the time.
- Power Gives You Wings: He has energy wings.
- Punch Clock Villain: To Lutecia in StrikerS.
- Purple Is Powerful: His mana color like his summoner.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Part of the 'villainous' look.
- Satellite Character: He has little characterization beyond being Lutecia's summon. Even his "rivality" with Erio is not deep enough and their relationship quickly ends after StrikerS.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Possibly be a nod to Kamen Rider.
- The Speechless: He can't speak, and he doesn't make noises to communicate. He even has a silent scream of pain.
- The Stoic: He shows few emotions.
- Tears of Blood: When Lutecia forced him and the other summons to fight Caro and Erio.
- With Catlike Tread: His first appearance against the heroes, when he used Environmental Camouflage to hide himself, but he still stepped on water and jumped from wall to wall, making loud noises, visible damage and dust on the walls. However, the heroes couldn't react quickly enough and he manages to beat the Relic out of their hands in that moment because he was too fast.
They are Lutecia's weakest summons who appear as tiny bugs. Lutecia uses them primarily for reconnaissance, patrolling, and remote operation of various machinery, e.g. Gadget Drones. With the spell Insektenzug, Lutecia can summon large swarms of them.
Tropes associated with Insekt:
- The Assimilator: They are able to assimilate with machines, so Lutecia can control them with her spell Stehlenköniginnote .
- Beam Spam: They can fire multiple magical beams together.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Inverted. They are tiny and do not look creepy.
- The Bus Came Back: They are the first summons after Garyu to appear in ViVid (chapter 50). But only very briefly.
- Faceless Goons: They do not have any faces.
- Light Is Not Good: Averted. They are silver, but not evil; they are just on Lutecia's side.
- Meaningful Name: "Insekt" is German for "insect". The plural is "Insekten", but Lutecia never uses it.
- Mini Mooks: In StrikerS, when Lutecia was a villain.
- Punch Clock Villain: To Lutecia in StrikerS.
- Purple Is Powerful: Their wings are purple, but they are not powerful.
- Satellite Character: They are Lutecia's summon and are nothing more than Mini Mooks.
- Suicide Attack: When Lutecia goes berserk, the Insekt do this against Caro. Does not work.
The Jiraiou are Lutecia's powerful summons. They are huge beetles and often appear in swarms. In episode 19, they are used to pull the Saint's Cradle from the underground.
Tropes associated with Jiraiou:
- The Berserkers: They and Hakuten'ou go berserk when Lutecia does.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: They are around Friedrich's size, but they seem to be weaker than him, as two of them are not strong enough to win a Beam-O-War against Friedrich.
- Dark Is Evil: Averted. They are black, but not really evil, they are just on Lutecia's side.
- Dishing Out Dirt: They can make small earthquakes.
- Dumb Muscles: They are not intelligent enough to stop Lutecia from her rampage.
- Evil Counterpart: They are partially this to Friedrich due to their size.
- Giant Mooks: In StrikerS, when Lutecia was a villain.
- Meaningful Name: "Jiraiou" means "Land Mine King", fitting to their ability to make earthquakes.
- Mighty Glacier: They lack Garyu's agility, but they are quite strong, even though they are not as powerful as Hakuten'ou.
- Punch Clock Villains: To Lutecia in StrikerS.
- Purple Is Powerful: Their wings are purple and they are quite strong.
- Satellite Characters: They are Lutecia's summons and nothing more than Giant Mooks.
- Shock and Awe: They have electric powers and can fire lightnings and thunderbolts from their horns.
- Tears of Blood: When they are forced to fight Caro, Friedrich and Erio.
Lutecia's most powerful summon, a giant humanoid insect. She summons him in the Grand Finale of StrikerS to kill Caro and Erio, but is fought by Voltaire. Lutecia uses the spell Kyūkyoku Shōkannote to summon him.
Tropes associated with Hakuten'ou:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He is nearly as tall as a skyscraper.
- Badass: Loses the Beam-O-War against Voltaire, but he stands up again.
- The Berserker: He and the Jiraiou go berserk when Lutecia does, and he still continues his fight with Voltaire even when he loses the Beam-O-War.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The biggest of Lutecia's summon.
- Chekhov's Gunman: His name is mentioned StrikerS Sound Stage 2 (episode 14.5), being described as Lutecia's most powerful summon who can only be rivaled by another divine creature that Caro is able to summon.
- Dumb Muscle: Unlike Garyu, he seems not to be intelligent enough and doesn't stop Lutecia's rampage like him. Instead, he goes berserk like the Jiraiou.
- Evil Counterpart: In StrikerS, he's this to Voltaire, but he isn't truly evil.
- Light Is Not Good: The only time he's summoned, Lutecia was on the villain side. His white color makes a stark contrast to Voltaire's black.
- Expy: A humanoid version Mothra. Possibly male.
- Kaiju: A skyscreaper-sized insect creature similar to Mothra.
- Made of Iron: It needs more than a Beam-O-War to defeat him.
- Meaningful Name: His name means literally "White Sky King" or "White Heaven King".
- Physical God: The insect equivalent to Voltaire.
- Punch Clock Villain: To Lutecia in StrikerS.
- Purple Is Powerful: A large part of his body is purple, his energy wings is purple and his magic color is purple.
- Satellite Character: The only thing about his character is being Lutecia's strongest summon who can rival Caro's Voltaire.
- Tears of Blood: When he is forced to fight Voltaire, Caro and Erio.
- Wave Motion Gun: He can fire a huge magic beam from his stomach.
Agito — Sword Spirit of the Raging Fire
Voiced by: Mami Kameoka
"Sword Spirit of the Raging Fire"A fire elemental Unison Device who works with Lutecia's group. She was found by them in a research facility, that they raided and taken in by Lutecia's request. She typically serves as Zest's Unison Device and later, Signum's. She becomes part of the Yagami family after the events of StrikerS.In ViVid, she, Hayate and Reinforce Zwei create, after Lutecia Alpine and Einhart Stratos' request, the Hybrid-Intelligent Device Asteion for the latter, so Einhart can participate in the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. In Force, she is member of Special Duty Section 6 and is Signum's partner.
Tropes associated with Agito:
- Anti-Villain: In StrikerS. It is only her loyalty to her friends (also Anti-Villains) that she fights the TSAB.
- Badass Adorable: Like Rein, she's a tiny and adorable looking girl, but also powerful and competent.
- Badass in Distress: She was able to free herself when Reinforce Zwei and Vita captured her and Lutecia (who was saved by Sein).
- Captain Ersatz: To Etna from Disgaea.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In a platonic way with Signum. As her Unison Device, she doesn't like it when Signum fuses with another one. In Force, Signum, Agito and Reinforce Zwei have a mock battle with Thoma, Lily and Isis, Signum fuses with Rein instead, leading to Agito becoming jealous.
- Cute Little Fangs: They call to mind a fiend but a fiend usually isn't this cute. The Captain Ersatz is also involved.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Her main conflict, as she is a Unison Device with no one to be compatible with. She was loyal to Zest, but she wasn't compatible with him. Thus, on his deathbed, he gives her to Signum.
- Evil Counterpart: To Reinforce Zwei because they are both Unision Devices.
- Fiery Redhead: Literally, since her powers are fire-based and she has a hot temper.
- Flight: Like Rein. It would also be impractical for her if she couldn't with her size.
- Fun Size: Is only a few centimetre taller than Rein, but both of them have the size of a ruler. Like Rein, Agito is able to change her size to that of a normal child.
- Fusion Dance: With Zest and later with Signum. Unsurprisingly, she's much more compatible with the latter.
- Genki Girl: As of Sound Stage X, her personality is... much more upbeat than in the StrikerS anime.
- Girlish Pigtails: Another visual contrast with Reinforce Zwei who generally acts more mature. When Agito joins the Yagami family, she's the annoying younger sister.
- Good Costume Switch: In ViVid and Force, she wears a one-piece Barrier Jacket that bears some resemblance to Signum's, in contrast to her fairly skimpy StrikerS outfit.
- Gratuitous German: Some of her spells. She also calls Hayate "Meister".
- Happily Adopted: By the Yagami family. She's much happier after Striker S.
- Heel-Face Turn: After Zest's death, she joins Signum and helps her to destroy the Type II Gadget Drones. After her sentence, she's adopted by the Yagami family.
- Hellish Pupils: Along with the fangs, these point to 'fiend'. This changes in ViVid and Force, where her pupils are round, but smaller - this is more noticeable in Force. Perhaps because she's not longer a villain.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Literally with Zest considering he's a tall man and she's a spirite.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: After being adopted by the Yagami family, she adds "-nee" on Vita and Shamal's name. She also calls Vita "Anego", which means "older sister", but it can also mean "boss".
- Killer Rabbit: She's knee-high to a water bottle but she has impressive fire powers.
- Kinky Cuffs: Works well when put in the same room as her new, dominant master, Signum.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Post-StrikerS materials and artworks spoil her Heel-Face Turn and her adoption into the Yagami family.
- Meaningful Name: The scientists of the research facility that experimentated with Agito named her "Sword Spirit of the Raging Fire"note . It's an obvious Foreshadowing that her lord will be Signum, the Knight of the Swordnote and the General of the Raging Firenote . Now she's Signum's partner.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: She's only truly loyal to Zest and Lutecia, not Scaglietti. That just happens to put her against Riot Force Six. She switches sides before the end of the final battle when Zest asks Signum to take care of her.
- No Name Given: Until Lutecia gives her one. It only takes 37 attempts to get one that Agito agreed with.
- Only One Name: Justified, she's a Unison Device.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Really tiny, but her attacks are very powerful.
- Playing with Fire: Fire magic is her natural ability.
- Pointy Ears: One more time, fiend.
- Purple Eyes: Matching to her magic color.
- Purple Is Powerful: Her magic color, maybe a Foreshadowing why she matches to Signum.
- Rapunzel Hair: Not really obvious due to her hairstyle, but her hair is as long as Rein's.
- The Rival: Initially hated Rein for having a Lord while she did not, but after joining the Yagami family, this becomes a sort of friendly sibling rivalry.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: Presumably of Kamen Rider Agito.
- Sphere of Destruction: Her spell Gōen ("Rumbling Flame") is a gigantic Fireball. It is a spell originally used in a Unison, comsuming also the Lord's mana. Considering the weak condition of Zest, Agito chooses to cast it solely, which makes her burden overloads. It's also cast unnecessarily when she wants to use it against Unison Vita, as Zest just curb-stomps her first.
- Terrible Trio: With Lutecia and Zest because they are distinct from the Numbers.
- Tsundere: Typically irritable toward the Numbers, but more affectionate toward Lutecia and Zest. Shows a dere side towards Signum in Force, when complimented on the quality of her work.
- Tsurime Eyes: Another contrast to Rein.
- Winged Humanoid: In her small form, she has imp-looking wings above her hip.
Voiced by: Masaki Aizawa
Voiced by: Alexandra Haefelin (Zest's Spear)
"What about the justice of ours that we spoke of. Where is it now?"A knight who was formerly part of the TSAB. He and his team were investigating the Combat Cyborg project. It later turns out they were set up to test the first batch of Combat Cyborgs and higher level Gadgets. The Zest in StrikerS is a clone created by Scaglietti after the original was killed. He wishes to find out why he and his subordinates were betrayed.
Tropes associated with Zest:
- Anti-Villain: He wishes to deliver vigilantee justice to the one responsible for the death of his team. The protagonists, all law enforcers, naturally want to stop him.
- Badass: He's a tall and broad high rank combat mage. He defeats Vita and then almost defeats Signum.
- Badass Longcoat: Part of his Barrier Jacket.
- Blade on a Stick: His Weapon of Choice.
- Blow You Away: In Unison with Agito, he overwhelms Unison Signum's Hiryu Issen with a very strong wind spear slash.
- Breaking the Bonds: He breaks Due's binds with brute strength, though his Device is apparently helping him to do it.
- Cloning Blues: He essentially sees himself as having died and being alive for a short time before he dies again.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He curb-stomps Unison Vita with his Full Drive, even without being in Unison with Agito.
- Unison Zest quickly overwhelms Unison Signum.
- He kills Due very quickly. And off-screen.
- He is killed by Signum very quickly, though, he wanted to die by her hands, anyway.
- Deflector Shield: He knows Panzerschild.
- Expy: Zengar Zanvolt, the Sword that Smites Evil.
- Failure Knight: Protects Lutecia partly because her comatose mother, Megane, was once one of his subordinates.
- Flight: The second named aerial mage. A reason why he was a match for Signum and Vita.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: When his Armed Device is destroyed by Signum's, he tries to attack her with his fist, and then he is killed by Signum's Shiden Issen.
- Gratuitous German: His unnamed Armed Device speaks German.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Lutecia (waist) and literally with Agito (fits in his hand).
- I Am Not Left-Handed: During his fight against Unison Vita, he orders Agito to end the Unison, because he wants to activate his Full Drive. Then he curb-stomps his enemy with a single attack.
- Incurable Cough of Death: His cough is a sign of his fatal illness and it comes complete with Blood from the Mouth
- Living on Borrowed Time: This is due to being an imperfect artificial mage. He asks Signum to give him "an honourable death" in battle before he succumbs.
- Lightning Bruiser: Definitely qualifies seeing as he can keep up with Vita and another Lightning Bruiser Signum with little effort. For comparison, his mage rank of S+ is the same as Nanoha and Fate's. He defeats Vita with an extremely fast and powerful attack, and later he breaks Signum's sheath with his spear. His defense seems to be solid, and despite his weak condition, he is still powerful. He also breaks Due's bind with sheer force, though, it seems his Device is helping him when he does it.
- Magic Knight: He is a Belkan Knight, but unlike the Wolkenritter, he is not from the Ancient Belkan Era, but practices Ancient Belka magic.
- No Name Given: His Armed Device. It's referred as "Zest's Spear" in the credits.
- Playing with Fire: In Unison with Agito, he can use fire attacks with his spear.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Entering Unison with Agito causes his hair to turn blonde.
- Punch Clock Villain: Averted. He's an Anti-Villain, but he still refuses Scaglietti's requests that have nothing to do with Relics.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Entering Unison with Agito causes his eyes to turn red.
- Senpai Kohai: Signum suggests that she could be considered his kohai, since he once worked in the same branch.
- The Stoic: He always speaks in an even tone without change in his facial expression, even when confronting his query.
- Suicide by Cop: Suicide By TSAB Officer in this case. After he has confronted his former ally and completed the only goal he has in his second life, Zest says he has one more thing to do and attacks Signum. He bequeaths Agito to her with his dying breath, and is happy to have received an honorable death.
- Terrible Trio: With Agito and Lutecia, as they are distinct from the numbers.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Honda ZEST.
- We Used to Be Friends: Has this relationship with Regius. They used to get along, but Zest noticed Regius was slowly becoming more corrupt as he went up in the ranks, and he blames him for the deaths in his team.
- Wrecked Weapon: In their final confrontation, Signum slices his Device in half.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Due tells him this after killing Regius. He then defies the trope by killing her in a short and offscreen "battle".
Voiced by: Bon Ishihara
A high-ranking general in the Bureau's Ground Forces and old friend of Zest. He opposes the creation of Mobile Division 6, and tries to get it shut down. It's revealed that he was one of Scaglietti's primary contacts in the Bureau.
Tropes associated with Regius:
- Affectionate Nickname: Admiral Midget Crowbel calls him "Regi-boya", which can be translated as "Regi-boy" or "Little boy Regi".
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted - the reason why he sought power was because he didn't have any magical ability.
- Beard of Evil: You can tell he's not a nice character with this thick beard.
- Being Evil Sucks: Realizes this when he finds out that Zest is looking for him.
- Custom Uniform: He wears a blue uniform similar like the Navy uniforms despite he's a general of the Ground Forces.
- Fat Bastard: Has impressive height.
- For Great Justice: His original motivation. He told Zest that because he has no magical power, he will strive to gain authority in order to help protect justice, but ultimately lost sight of that goal along the way.
- Hollywood Heart Attack: Suffers from one in episode 18, when he sees Zest's face on a recorded picture but it doesn't kill him.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Due runs him through with her claws while disguised as a Bureau officer.
- Interservice Rivalry: Tries to get Riot Force Six shut down and believes that the Navy keeps getting all the good mages.
- Jerkass Has a Point: As much of a prick as he is, he does have a bit of a point. Fate, Hayate and the Wolkenritter are war criminals, and the TSAB did easily forgive them. Hayate doesn't contest her status as a former criminal when Auris brings it up, but states her intention to get to the truth behind the Jail Scaglietti Incident.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His desire to defend Mid-Childa from terrorist attacks drove him to support Jail's research in the hope of increasing the power of the Ground Forces. Needless to say, this was a bad idea.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Zest.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Killed by Due during the final battle.
Voiced by: Natsuko KuwataniRegius' assistant and daughter, pictured with him. Loyal to Regius and holds just as much contempt on Riot Force Six as he does.
Tropes associated with Auris:
- Custom Uniform: Like her father, she wears a blue uniform similar to the Navy uniforms despite being a member of the Ground Forces.
- Meganekko: The serious type. Though, she did look cute with them when she was younger.
- My Commanding Officer Right or Wrong: She sometimes questions Regius' decisions, particularly building the Einherjar and his absolutist stance on criminals, but stands by him and tells Hayate that she's in no position to question his contributions to the Bureau.
- Satellite Character: She is Regius daughter and secretary. That's it.
- Sexy Secretary: To Regius.
- The Stoic: She's always serious and shows few emotions.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Toyota Auris.
- While You Were in Diapers: Mentions this on Regius' behalf, telling Hayate that Regius has been with the Bureau for 40 years, whereas Hayate was a criminal just 10 years ago.
TSAB High Council
TSAB High Council
Voiced by: Masayori Hayashi (Council President), Keiichiro Endo (Councillor), not credited (Secretary)
The TSAB High Council are a group of three individuals who originally founded the TSAB and whose names are all but forgotten.
Tropes associated to the High Council:
- Asshole Victim: These guys who created the Mad Scientist Big Bad are killed by Due.
- Big Bad Wannabe: They believe they can control Scaglietti, but they are completely wrong.
- Body Horror: The Council "discarded their bodies", placing only their brains into a sophisticated life support and communication system in a classified location somewhere on Mid-Childa.
- Brain in a Jar: All of them.
- Evil Old Folks: They are the founders of the TSAB and are much older than the Three Legendary Admirals. Faux Affably Evil Due thinks they are too old to work.
- Expy: They are extremely similar to SEELE, especially when they are represented by three audio-only monoliths with Roman numerals.
- First Name Basis: The Numbers call Scaglietti "Doctor", other characters call him by his surname, but the High Council address him by his first name, Jail. They also address many other characters by their first names.
- Gone Horribly Right: Jail Scaglietti is a really mad Mad Scientist, just like they wanted him to be. He sends Due to kill them.
- Greater Scope Villain: They created Jail Scaglietti and support him, but they have little to do with the plot.
- No Name Given: Their names are unknown.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Subverted. While they sound like this at first, it is revealed that they don't know nearly as much as they think they do.
- Walking Spoiler: Their existence is a spoiler.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: They don't have much screentime.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: They want peace, but they believe that the Artificial Human and Combat Cyborg projects and ancient weapons are the only ways to achieve that.
Voiced by: Toru Okawa
Subaru and Ginga's adoptive father, Quint's husband, a Major and leader of the 108th Battalion, where Hayate served at some point between the airport fire and the present. After the Grand Finale of StrikerS, he adopts Cinque, Nove, Dieci and Wendi into his family.
Tropes associated with Genya:
- 108: Genya commands the Ground Forces' 108th Battalion.
- Adult Fear: Genya's elder daughter Ginga gets kidnapped by the cyborgs during the attack on Ground Force HQ, and his younger daughter Subaru gets hospitalized. In the third Sound Stage of the series, he approaches her and recommends that she withdraw from the case, emphasizing how hard it is on her, but is willing to accept her decision to continue. When you consider that his wife was killed in the line of duty, it's easy to see that he fears losing Subaru too.
- Badass Family: Being the father and head of six Cyborgs and, possibly in the future, of an Eclipse Driver. And his children are all members of the TSAB now.
- The Cameo: He has two brief appearances in ViVid and appears in a few of Thoma's flashbacks in Force.
- Good Parents: One of the reasons the reformed Cyborgs under his parenting are doing so well.
- Men Don't Cry: Averted in a flashback image of his wife's funeral.
- Mentor: To Hayate, who continues treating him like a superior officer despite having outranked him.
- Non-Action Guy: The only male in the Nakajima family prior to Thoma, and the only one without any form of magical power.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As The Leader of the 108th Battalion. An example would be giving Hayate the benefit of the doubt despite her criminal history because of the details of said history.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: His family name is named after the Nakajima Aircraft Company.
Voiced by: Asako Dodo
She is the late adoptive mother of Ginga and Subaru Nakajima, as well as the wife of Genya Nakajima. She was, along with Megane Alpine, also a member of Zest Grangaitz's team that investigated the Combat Cyborg Incident. Like most members, she died during the battle against the Numbers and the Type IV Gadget Drones eight years ago before the beginning of the story.
Tropes associated with Quint:
- Action Mom: Twelve years before StrikerS (two years before even the original series), she rescued Ginga and Subaru and adopted them.
- Ancestral Weapon: After her death, both of her Revolver Knuckles were given to her daughters.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Megane when they faced the Type IV Gadget Drones. Quint died and Megane fell in a coma.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: She has thick eyebrows like Cinque.
- Breaking the Bonds: Although, the spell is introduced by Einhart Stratos, Unchain Knuckle, a spell which breaks any bind and shield, is one of Quint's signature attacks.
- Dual Wielding: Not uncommon for a Power Fist wielder, but she's the only known person who can handle two Revolver Knuckles at once without trouble.
- Foreshadowing: In Subaru's Minor Kidroduction, she only called for her father and sister, but not her mother. This foreshadowed that Quint died long before.
- Full-Contact Magic: She's a Shooting Arts practicer, and she taught her daughters this fighting style.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Megane since their adolescence.
- Lovely Angels: With Megane, Lutecia's mom.
- One-Hit Kill: She taught her daughters that it's important for a close combat mage to defeat the enemy with one strong blow.
- Posthumous Character: She died eight years ago before StrikerS.
- Power Fists: Her Revolver Knuckles.
- Rapunzel Hair: Has long hair like Ginga.
- Signature Move: Her Wing Road, which is inherited by her daughters. Also, Unchain Knuckle, according to Subaru.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Not that strong, but a reason why she and Genya adopted Ginga and Subaru was because their faces and hair colors resemble her. Justified, they were created through clonal culture and they are cloned from her DNA.
- Two Girls to a Team: She and Megane are the only female members in Zest's team.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She's an Action Mom after all.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Her first is named after Honda Quint and her surname is named after the Nakajima Aircraft Company.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Not uncommon in this franchise.
Belkan Saint Church
Voiced by: Nao Takamori
The leader of the Belkan Saint Church. She is a close friend of Hayate, whom she views as a younger sister. During StrikerS, Carim is one of Riot Force Six's sponsors, along with Chrono and Lindy.
Tropes associated with Carim:
- Big Good: The Bigger Good if you view Hayate as the Big Good. Carim, along with Chrono and Lindy, have the permission to release the limiters of the three Aces and Signum and Vita.
- Cassandra Truth: Regius Gaiz continually ignores the Church's warnings about Jail's attack on the Ground Forces HQ.
- Hair Decoration: Has a hair band on her head.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Fitting for her role as the Church's young head.
- High Priestess: The head of the Saint Church.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Matching to her overall character design as a good character.
- Informed Ability: She is a knight like the Wolkenritter and Schach, but we never see her fighting because she's the church's authority.
- Just Friends: She and Chrono are friends for years.
- Magic Knight: She's referred as a knight for most of the time. She is also a practitioner of Ancient Belkan magic, who are usually knights.
- Pet the Dog: After Chantez Arpinion, the church's representative, lost to Victoria Dahlgrün in the Inter-Middle Championship, Carim pays a visit to Chantez, comforts her and encourages her to try it again in the next tournament.
- Proper Lady: Well, she's the leader of the Saint Church. Of course, she is a Proper Lady.
- Rapunzel Hair: Fitting for her role as the Church's young head.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In contrast with Regius Gaiz.
- Superpower Lottery Winner: Her Prophetinschriften is a Rare Skill.
- Vagueness Is Coming: Her ability, Prophetinschriften, was clearly made with this trope in mind. It allows her to see the future... in the form of ancient Belkan poems. Needless to say, the poems are extremely difficult to translate and interpret accurately.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Toyota Camry Gracia.
Voiced by: Kayo Sakata
Carim's personal assistant and a nun in the Saint Church. She is also friends and sparring partners with Signum. She has an Armed Device in form of Dual Tonfas called Windenschaft. She is also the mentor of Sein and Chantez Arpinion, both of them being once defeated by her.
Tropes associated with Schach:
- Badass: A AAA-ranked knight, a sparring partner of Signum, and being able to defeat a Combat Cyborg qualifies her for this.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Verossa while surrounded by a bunch of Gadgets.
- Battle Butler: Assigned to protecting Carim and Verossa.
- Church Militant: A knight from the Saint Church, which is also a part of the TSAB.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In the supplementary manga, she and Signum utterly destroyed the Forwards and Ginga in a mockbattle. And she easily won against Sein. And of course, she defeated Chantez who was just a child who apparently didn't know how to use magic.
- Defeat Means Friendship: She defeated Sein and Chantez who have become her disciples.
- Deflector Shield: She knows Tri Shield.
- Dual Tonfas: Her Armed Device, Windenschaft, is pair of bladed tonfas.
- Expy: A redheaded militant with good connections with Signum. Fights with tonfas and can control winds. Sounds like we've got ourselves a counterpart of Axel Almer, to go with the Lamia counterpart.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Combined with Sinister Silhouettes in the supplementary manga, along with Signum, after curb-stomping the Forwards and Ginga.
- Good Is Not Soft: For a church sister, she's not above to punch children in the face (Chantez) or tries to fight a child who might be a threat (Vivio).
- Good Old Fisticuffs: She apparently defeated Chantez without her Device and her magic, just with her fists.
- Gratuitous German: Her Devices has a German name. Or at least German-sounding.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite being AAA-ranked and as good with a sword as Signum is, describes herself as weak.
- Lightning Bruiser: She's very fast and she one-hit Sein. She also won when she was injured.
- Magic Knight: A Church Knight and a practitioner of Modern Belkan magic.
- Sinister Silhouettes: In the supplementary manga, to show clearly how she and Signum destroyed the Forwards and Ginga, we see the two of them (plus Reinforce Zwei) in black silhouettes, while the others are... like this.
- Stern Teacher: To Chantez and to Sein.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Skilled with movement magic and able to teleport through walls.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Mitsuoka Nouera.
- Vocal Evolution: Her voice became lower after her first appearance.
- Warrior Monk: A nun and a knight at the same time.
- You Gotta Have Magenta Hair: Again, not unusual in this setting.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Part of her Knight Clothing.
Wildlife Preservation Corps
Voiced by: Natsuki MoriMira is a member of the Wildlife Preservation Corps on Supools and one of Caro and Erio's superiors.
Tropes associated with Mira:
- All There in the Manual: She's introduced in supplementary manga, that's why most fans don't know her in the epilogue. She still makes an appearance in Sound Stage X.
- The Cameo: She appears in the epilogue of StrikerS.
- Friend to All Living Things: Environmental protection is her job.
- A Mother to her Men: She is this to Caro and later to Erio, too. Briefly before Caro was moving to the Riot Force 6, Mira gave Caro a hug and told her how proud she's of her.
- Those Two Guys: With Tanto.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She sports a short ponytail.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Daihatsu Mira.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She doesn't appear after StrikerS Sound Stage X.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Yet another character with purple hair.
TantoMira's partner in the Wildlife Preservation Corps on Supools and a collegue of Caro and Erio.
Tropes associated with Tanto:
- All There in the Manual: He's introduced in the supplementary manga, that's why most fans don't know him in the epilogue. All of his lines are also in the manga.
- The Cameo: He appears in the epilogue of StrikerS.
- Friend to All Living Things: Environmental protection is his job.
- Megane: He wears glasses.
- Only One Name: It's not known if his name is his first name or surname.
- Those Two Guys: With Mira.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Daihatsu Tanto.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He does not appear after StrikerS.
Other TSAB staff
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
An inspector for the TSAB. He was adopted into Carim's family in his childhood, and is also good friends with Chrono and Hayate. He has the rare Ancient Belkan skill known as Unendlichjagdnote , which summons magical dogs that can be used for reconnaissance and combat.
Tropes associated with Verossa:
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He is always seen wearing a white suit even when searching for a criminal hideout.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Schach while surrounded by a bunch of Gadgets.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Often skips or is late for work, but is an excellent investigator.
- Flight: The third named mage with flight abilities who is introduced in StrikerS.
- Hellhound: His special ability, Unendlichjagd, allows him to summon whole packs of ghostly green dogs.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Chrono.
- In-Series Nickname: Rossa.
- Internal Affairs: Inspectors like him are assigned to each branch, independent unit, and administrated world to conduct investigations into potential abuse of power by Bureau officials. Verossa in particular is assigned to Riot Force 6, which is staffed with a lot of ex-criminals.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: The second guy with long hair in this franchise, after Yuuno.
- Mind Probe: Used on Uno.
- Superpower Lottery Winner: His Unendlichjagd and Thought Investigation are Rare Skills.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Toyota Verossa.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: The second characternote with green hair in this franchise.
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara
She's Lutecia's mother, and was, along with Quint Nakajima, a member of Zest Grangaitz's team during the Combat Cyborg Incident. Unlike her comrades, she survived the ambush but fell into coma and was captured by Jail Scaglietti, who used her to bargain with her daughter Lutecia. Her daughter was to locate Relics for Scaglietti and in return, allowed to keep the one that, so Scaglietti explained, would "revive" Megane (specifically, number 11). She finally awakened after the JS Incident, having spent eight years comatose, and was placed in rehabilitation on Carnaaji, watched over by Lutecia and her summons.
Tropes associated with Megane:
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She looks more like Lutecia's older sister. Maybe the People Jars prevented her from aging? In ViVid, she looks slightly older and more obviously like a mother.
- Action Mom: Lutecia was two when Megane investigated the Combat Cyborg Incident.
- Ancestral Weapon: She was the original holder of Asclepius, her daughter's current Device.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In ViVid, her eyes are red instead of purple.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Quint, when they faced the Type IV Gadget Drones. Quint died and Megane fell in a coma.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: She was naked in one of Scaglietti's People Jars, but we don't see any nipples or something else.
- Chekhov's Gunman: In episode 6, when Scaglietti walks down the corridor, we see many women in People Jars, including Megane in jar #11, even before Lutecia was shown or introduced.
- Convenient Coma: She was in a coma eight years ago, before StrikerS began. She eventually wakes up after the Grand Finale.
- Combat Commentator: In the mock battle in ViVid, along with Sein.
- Curtains Match the Window: In contrast to her red-eyed daughter, Megane has Purple Eyes.
- This changes in ViVid where she has red eyes like Lutecia (shown in the FULL COLORS edition). Despite this, a promotional art of ViVid shows her retaining purple eyes.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Quint since their adolescence.
- It's All My Fault: She blames herself what Lutecia had to live through.
- Lovely Angels: With Quint, Subaru and Ginga's late mother.
- People Jars: That kept her alive in Scaglietti's labor.
- Punny Name: Averted. Her name has neither the same pronunciation as the Japanese word "megane" ("glasses") nor does she wear glasses.
- Rapunzel Hair: Like her daughter, she has very long hair.
- Retired Badass: Due to her "death", she isn't an investigator anymore, and rehabilitates in Carnaaji. In her youth, she was also a participant of a DSAA Inter-Middle Championship's City Tournament, a feat that not even Team Nakajima could accomplish.
- Sole Survivor: She's the only one of her team who survived, but she fell in a coma.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Alpine or Alpino?
- Strong Family Resemblance: Her daughter looks almost identical to Megane, only with marks on her forehead... which she doesn't have anymore. She also has four hair prongs going down her forehead, whereas Megane has only two. They also have different eye colors (except in ViVid where her eyes are red, too).
- Two Girls to a Team: She and Quint were the only female members in Zest's team.
- Tricked-Out Gloves: She was the original owner of Asclepius.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Renault Mégane. Her family name is named after the French car manufacturer Alpine.
- You Gotta Have Lavender Hair: Like her daughter.
He's Teana late older brother and was a captain of the Capital Air Force, who hoped to become an Enforcer. After their parents died in an accident, he raised his 11 years younger sister by himself, but Tiida was presumambly killed during his last mission where he failed to capture a wanted mage. His superiors later criticized him, calling him a failure and saying that he should have apprehended the criminal even if it cost him his life. Tiida's death traumatized Teana, who enlisted in TSAB to prove to everyone that the bullets of the Lansters are not to be taken lightly.
Tropes associated with Tiida:
- Big Brother Instinct: He has to raise his younger sister by himself as any good older brother would do after the death of their parents.
- Bishounen: He was one of the better looking officers who are introduced so far.
- Death by Origin Story: His death and the critical comment about his last mission motivated Teana to become an elite mage and an Enforcer; however, Teana also developed an inferiority complex, and her motivation was also one of the reasons why Teana pushed herself too hard with her training.
- Failure Knight: What his superiors thought about him when he died.
- Family Theme Naming: Vehicular Theme Naming aside, his sister is Teana/Tiana and he is Tiida.
- Flight: This is ambiguous, as the Capital Air Force's membership is not restricted to aerial mages.
- The Gunslinger: Apparently a gunner-type mage like his sister, considering that she wants to prove that the bullets of the Lansters are not to be taken lightly.
- Kick The Dead Dog: After he died and failed to capture a criminal, his superiors gave a critical comment about his failure and called him a failure himself. And the ten years old Teana had to listen to it.
- Light Is Good: He was a member of the Capital Air Force, but he wore the white Tactical Instructor uniform like Nanoha and Vita instead of the red uniform. Ironically, as his dream was to become an Enforcer, he would wear the black uniform.
- Parental Abandonment: His parents died in an accident and he was Promoted To Parent for Teana until he died, too.
- Posthumous Character: He died six years ago before StrikerS.
- Promoted To Parent: After the death of their parents, Tiida raised his younger sister by himself.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Nissan Tiida. His sister is also named after a Nissan car.
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara
A member of Genya Nakajima's Battalion 108 and Ginga's superior.
Tropes associated by Lat:
"The meaning of strength, the reason why you two lost to me. Well then, here's my question."Fern Corrado is a character who only appears in the StrikerS supplementary manga. A female major and the superintendent of the Fourth Ground Forces Academy, where Subaru and Teana attended in 0072. Before she was given a position at the Academy, Fern was member of the Aerial Tactical Instructor Corps. She trained Nanoha and Fate and defeated them in a mock battle fairly easily at least once.
Tropes associated with Fern:
- All There in the Manual: She never appears in the anime, but only in the supplementary manga.
- Badass Grandma: Defeated Nanoha and Fate at the same time despite her magic rank was one rank lower than theirs.
- Boom Stick: She used just a common Storage Device, which is used by most soldiers, to defeat Nanoha and Fate.
- Cool Old Lady: If defeating two of the three Aces isn't cool enough.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She defeated Nanoha and Fate fairly easily.
- Eyes Always Shut: For most of the time.
- Flight: Averted. Despite being a former member of the Aerial Tactical Instructor Corps, she is a ground mage.
- Koan: After defeating Nanoha and Fate, she gave them this question: "To defeat someone stronger than you, you must not be weaker than that person." Several years later, Nanoha gives this question to the Forwards.
- Meaningful Name: If this spelling of her name is indeed right, Fern is German for "far".
- The Mentor: To Nanoha and Fate.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Volkswagen Corrado.
- Veteran Instructor: Formerly. But she made sure that the young Nanoha and Fate would never forget her lesson about strength.
- Weak, but Skilled: She's a AA-rank ground mage, but defeated Nanoha and Fate who were both AAA+ aerial mages just with her skills and experiences, apparently. We don't see the fight, but the aftermath has them singed and panting on their knees, while she's just standing there without a hair out of place.
The Three Legendary Admirals
Leone Phils, Largo Kiel, Midget Crowbel
Voiced by: Kaori Shimizu (Midget Crowbel)
The "Three Legendary Admirals" of the TSAB, Leone Phils, Largo Kiel and Midget Crowbel, who took over the leadership of the Bureau after the TSAB High Council's official retirement.
Tropes associated with the Three Legendary Admirals:
- Ambiguously Brown: Largo Kiel has a much darker skin than his two pale collegues.
- Badass Beard: Largo Kiel has a very long beard, and he has the coolest title among the three.
- Bald of Awesome: Largo Kiel with his awesome title.
- Big Good: All three of them have the highest authority of the TSAB. At least two of them (Midget Crowbel and Largo Kiel) contribute to the destruction of the Saint's Cradle.
- Cool Old Guy/Cool Old Lady: Vita thinks they are cool and likes them.
- Curtains Match the Window: Midget Crowbel.
- Eyes Always Shut: Largo Kiel.
- Junior Counterpart: The three Aces, the geniuses of their generation, have been compared with the Three Legendary Admirals on at least one occassion. This is visible in form of their uniforms. Midget Crowbel and Nanoha wear Air Force uniforms, Fate and Leone Phils wear Enforcer uniforms, and Largo Kiel and Hayate wear Dimensional Navy uniforms.
- Minor Major Character: Very important in the setting, but not important enough for more than one line of dialogue.
- Red Baron:
- Leone Phils: "Judicial Advisor".
- Largo Kiel: "Honorary Marshal of the Armed Forces".
- Midget Crowbel: "Bureau Chief of Staff".
- Shounen Hair: Leone Phils has blond, Spiky Hair despite his age.
- Smurfette Principle: Midget Crowbel is the only woman among the three admirals.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Subaru Leone, Nissan Largo and Daihatsu Midget, respectively.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Midget Crowbel, in contrast to the other two admirals with their realistic hair colors.
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi
Note: This section is for tropes introduced before ViVid. For the rest, see Vivio's entry in the ViVid character sheet.
A Mystical Waif originally found by the Forwards crawling out of the sewers while chained to a case containing a Relic. She wakes up looking for her mama and, before long, comes to identify Nanoha and Fate as her mother figures. However, she is later gets kidnapped by Jail and his Numbers and it is revealed that she was is the clone of the Sankt Kaiser - the saint king (of the gender-neutral kind) of Ancient Belka. In the final battle of StrikerS, she is forced by Quattro to fight Nanoha against her will. Eventually, mother and daughter are reunited after Nanoha unleashes her most comprehensive befriending to date. Thereafter, Nanoha formally adopts Vivio.By StrikerS Sound Stage X, she is a librarian of the Infinity Library, and is being taught magic by Yuuno. In spite of their involvement with her kidnapping, she has become great friends with Lutecia and the reformed Numbers. At the end of the Sound Stage, she makes friends with Ixpellia, a ruler from Ancient Belka.Vivio is the main character of the ViVid manga and a member of Team Nakajima.
Tropes associated with Vivio (pre-ViVid):
- Anti-Magic: Aside from providing unparalleled defense in battle, the Saint's Armornote has a strong AMF effect, which weakens all incoming magic and slowly erodes binding spells cast upon Vivio. Her Adult Mode in Vivid lacks this.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: You know those attacks Vivio was flinging around at the end of StrikerS? The DVD notes reveal that they're all attacks from her mamas. How did she acquire them? Chapter 10 of the supplementary manga greatly implied that she learned it from watching their combat videos. That's the "gathering magical data" she meant during the penultimate episode of the season.
- Badass Adorable: Hit by five Starlight Breakers at the same time, but she's still able to stand up, proving that she's able to do that like her mother Nanoha had told her before.
- Beam Spam: Her shooting spell Sacred Cluster spams magical energy bullets; she copied the spell from Nanoha, who used it later in ViVid.
- Breakout Character: She became so popular, she got her own spin-off manga, ViVid.
- Bunnies for Cuteness: Nanoha bought her a plush bunny after Riot Force Six found her. It was burnt when the Numbers and the Gadget Drones destroyed the Long Arch, but it inspired the design of Vivio's Hybrid-Intelligent Device, Sacred Heart, in ViVid.
- Cheerful Child: Not initially but once she was taken to Riot Force Six's Home Base, cleaned up and spent time with her new mamas she was all smilies.
- Chekhov's Gag: In the supplementary manga, Fate gave her a try to wear the same sideways pigtail like Nanoha, but Vivio said it's too heavy, and Fate told her she can wear it if she's older. In the Grand Finale and afterwards, Vivio's Older Alter Ego has this hairstyle.
- Clone Crystal Dragon Jesus: She is the clone of the Sankt Kaiser, the saint king of Ancient Belka.
- Cloning Blues: Averted. She has no angst about being a clone. The only thing that bothered her was her lack of a mama and that was quickly rectified by Nanoha and Fate.
- Damsel in Distress: Being kidnapped was not her fault — she was only six at the time.
- Don't Call Me Sir: She doesn't like it when Otto, Deed, and Ixpellia call her "Majesty". In ViVid, she doesn't it mind anymore and accepts that's part of their personalities.
- Epic Fail: Vivio's epic faceplant, immediately after she was told to be careful when running. Given who told her to be careful, it could be argued that Fate was Tempting Fate.Fate-mama: "Don't fall, okay?"
Vivio: "Okay!" (gets another step forward, goes straight into the grass)
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Her magic color is rainbow-colored and it's known as Kaiserfarbe (Emperor Color).
- Elemental Punch: Her Plasma Arm spell seems to be an offensive variant of Fate's Thunder Arm.
- Expy: Her status and role in the plot of StrikerS is very similar to Irui Ganeden in Alpha 2.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: In addition to her heterochromia, she is also copying her mother's hairstyle while in Adult Mode, with a single sideways pigtail.
- Fragile Flower: Cries a lot in this season. She gets better since the Sound Stage X.
- Girlish Pigtails: They look adorable on a six year old. She probably has this from Nanoha.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She carries one around in the home base.
- God Emperor: As a clone of the last Sankt Kaiser of Belka, she is this by right if not in point of fact.
- Hair Decoration: Wears blue hair ribbons, a present from her mother Nanoha.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A very sweet girl despite her horrible origins.
- Happily Adopted: By Fate and Nanoha, who have to be the coolest adoptive parents around.
- Has Two Mommies: Fate and Nanoha. According to one short side story she gives Nanoha presents on mother's day and Fate on father's day, which she calls "second mother's day". It's to the point now that both the current page quote and image for this trope are about Vivio's relationship with Nanoha and Fate.
- Hereditary Hairstyle: An adopted child version. As a child, she has the almost the same Girlish Pigtails of Nanoha. As Sankt Kaiser she shares the same side-ponytail hairstyle as Nanoha.
- I Am a Monster: After finding out that she's nothing more than a clone made for the purpose of powering the Saint's Cradle, she goes this route. She even stops calling Nanoha "Nanoha-mama" and instead calls her "Nanoha-san" since she doesn't view herself as human. Bear in mind, she was six at the time. Nanoha helps her the way she knows best; some kind words and copious amounts of firepower.
- Idiot Hair: From her original who had twonote .
- Improbable Age: A librarian in the Infinity Library in third grade. This is lampshaded by Otto as being improbable in-universe.
- Kamehame Hadouken: She has copied some attacks of Nanoha and Fate, including Fate's Plasma Smasher and her own version of Nanoha's Impact Cannon.
- Lightning Bruiser: In her Sankt Kaiser Form, she's a fast fighter who can punch so hard that the whole Cradle is shaking. And her armor provides an AMF effect that weakens incoming magic attacks. Unfortunately, the Redemption Demotion made a Fragile Speedster of her in ViVid.
- Military Brat: She was adopted and raised by the Bureau's legendary Ace of Aces, and her godmother is the Ace of the Navy.
- Multi-Ethnic Name: Vivio could be a Belkan name, and Takamachi is Japanese.
- Mundane Made Awesome: In StrikerS Sound Stage X, Vivio goes Full Drive to do a data search with MAXIMUM POWER.
- Mystical Waif: The Forwards find her on their day off, walking about in rags and chained to a Relic.
- Ojou Ringlets: A hint at her biological heritage is her hairstyle.
- Only One Name: Until she is adopted by Nanoha. She then takes on her family name in Japanese order, unlike most other Mid-Childian names, which are in Western order.
- Painful Transformation: Her forced transformation into Sankt Kaiser form is extremely painful.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Though not by her own will, she could destroy a planet thanks to her capability with the Saint Cradle.
- Picky Eater: Dislikes green peppers at first, but gets over it by the time Riot Force Six disbands.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Provides the trope image. As a vessel for the Saint's Cradle, she is forced by Scaglietti to empower it with her mana.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: For the final battle she becomes a teenager.
- Shared Unusual Trait: She has red and green eyes because the person from whom she was cloned also possesses those features.
- She Is the King: Sankt Kaiser/Saint King/Sei'ou is gender neutral.
- Tareme Eyes: As a six year old cutie, she has the rounded variety of eyes.
- Third-Person Person: Not all the time, but often refers to herself by name. This serves to distinguish her from Older Than They Look characters like Vita and Cinque. She eventually drops it since Sound Stage X.
- Tsurime Eyes: Her Sankt Kaiser Form and later her Adult Mode have these eyes. This is odd, considering that her original had Tareme Eyes regardless her age.
- Toilet Humor: Being an Abridged Series, Vivio's Running Gag in the omake comics is that she always needs to go to the toilet.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Subaru Vivio.
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara
Vice's little sister, who was once taken hostage by a criminal and her brother, then a sniper for TSAB, shot her accidently in her left eye six years ago. Although the situation was resolved and Laguna's eye was healed (presumably, cybernetically), his mistake made Vice doubt himself and give up the sniper career. Before the final confrontation of StrikerS, Laguna seeks Vice out to tell him that she has long forgiven him and to give him strength to return to battle.
Tropes associated with Laguna:
- Artificial Limbs: It's implied that her left eye is replaced with an cybernetic eye.
- Break the Cutie: She was taken in hostage, and her brother, who tried to save her, shot her accidently in the eye.
- Damsel in Distress: Six years before StrikerS, she was taken hostage by a criminal. The reason for it was unknown, but her brother accidently shot her in the eye during the process.
- Easily Forgiven: May or may not be subverted. She forgives her brother for his misshot, but we only learn about her forgiveness six years after the incident. The fact that Vice felt guilty for this for six years supports this. In other words, she might not have forgiven him until just before the final battle.
- Expy: With her haircut and her preference for green clothes, she might be this to Shamal.
- Eyepatch of Power: She wears a eyepatch in StrikerS, but she takes it off when she talks with Vice about the incident. The epilogue features a photograph of her, Vice, Alto and Signum; Laguna doesn't wear the eyepatch there.
- Eye Scream: Vice shot her accidently in the left eye when he was targeting the criminal.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: After Renault Laguna and like her brother after Renault Grand Scénic.
Karel Harlaown and Liera Harlaown
Karel Harlaown and Liera Harlaown
They are Chrono and Amy's children and fraternal twins. They haven't any appearance in the franchise, it's only known that they live in the Harlaowns' house together with their parents, grandmother Lindy and the Familiar Arf. In StrikerS, they are only three years old.
Tropes associated with Karel and Liera:
- Babies Ever After: Chrono and Amy were only engaged in the A's epilogue. In StrikerS, they are already three years old. Interestingly, they were born in the same year as their parents' marriage year, and Chrono mentioned that "there were various reasons" to marry Amy. Additionally, Arf said that it would be a lot busier in the house when they have children. "When", not "if", so it's implied that Amy might be pregnant at the time of the A's epilogue.
- Break the Cutie: Averted. They are the only Harlaown children who have not a dramatic childhood.note
- Dramatic Irony: Karel and Liera are three years old in StrikerS and live a peaceful childhood within their family. When their father Chrono was three years old, he lost his father Clyde, which was a Death by Origin Story for him.
- The Ghosts: The twins are only mentioned and they appear only on a photo, but they haven't a single appearance, yet.
- Half-Identical Twins: Downplayed, Liera's hair is just a bit longer than Karel's.
- Idiot Hair: They might got them from their mother.
- Military Brat: Both of their parents served in the Dimensional Navy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Since, there are no official spellings for their names, it could be Karel or Carel or Carol or Liera or Riera or Riela or Liela.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Downplayed, but both of them look very similar to Amy.
- Younger Than They Look: Judging from Fate's photo, they were just a little bit smaller than Arf, who had the appearance of a ten years old child according to Subaru, despite that the twins couldn't be older than three. That was either a mistake from Seven Arcs or the twins really look older than they are, in contrast to their father Chrono, who was Older Than He Looked.