A junior mage training under Nanoha. It's a dream come true for her, since she's a Nanoha Fangirl. She has a big sister named Ginga Nakajima. She actually has two Devices — 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 the unit being assembled in response to the Eclipse. She has known Touma 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.
Tropes related to Subaru:
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.
Mega Manning: Unsurprisingly given her high opinion of Nanoha, Subaru does add a few Nanoha-esque touches to her fighting style. Most notably, her modified version of Nanoha's Divine Buster.
Military Brat: Her father and older sister are in the Bureau, and her mother was killed in the line of duty. She encounters some suspicion that she’s taking advantage of connections, but Teana realizes that she wouldn’t be starting off training for the Ground Forces if she were.
My Greatest Failure: 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 she wore a necktie with her uniform) when Teana reminds her that it’s her fault they’re seen as the “airheaded pair” because of a few clumsy mistakes Subaru made early on.
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.
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.
First, she is a Cyborg with the ability to damage otherCyborgs, second, her berserk scene is one of the most impressive scenes in StrikerS, third, she manages to damage Cinque, one of the strongest Numbers, so hard that Cinque cannot fight until the end of StrikerS and later defeated her brainwashed sister Ginga even without her anti-cyborg abilities.
The oldest member of the Forward, their Leader and a gunner mage . Her older brother was disgraced in a past mission; 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 quite a bit, 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. In Force, she investigates the Eclipse incidents with Fate and Shario, and also knows Touma.
Tropes associated with Teana:
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.
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 Crossfire.
Biker Babe: Both in StrikerS and in Force, her preferred mode of transportation is her trusty sports bike.
Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Averted: 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.
How Do I Shot Web?: According to the third Sound Stage, Cross Mirage, after having its final limiter removed, gets 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.
Training from Hell: Subverted — 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.
Weak, but Skilled: Her inherent magical abilities are quite mundane compared to the other three Forwards, but by normal standards she is still quite 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.
The youngest of the Forwards. She is a dragon summoner who 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 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 seems to have a crush on him.
The Beastmaster: Has two dragons; Fried obeys her commands as she raised him from birth, but Voltaire, being an old guardian dragon of their home planet, is harder to control, and rather than thinking of herself as Voltaire's mistress, Caro describes herself as like a priestess who asks for his power.
Friend to All Living Things: Her job both before and after Section 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.
Killer Rabbit: Fried may look like a cute, little misshaped chicken but can throw powerful fireballs at you, not to mention that he is very large when unsealed, with a more powerful fire breath.
Let's Get Dangerous: Until episode 17 Caro seems to be a pure support character. But then she summons Voltaire, who proceeds to go Godzilla on the attackers who had been wasting Section Six's defenses.
The Napoleon: Somewhat sensitive about being fairly short compared to Erio. This only gets more noticeable with time as Erio grows like a weed, while Caro remains almost the same height.
The only boy to be actually 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 device Strada.He is close with his partner, Caro ru Lushe, and seems to have a crush on her.
Badass Adorable: Until he has grown up. However, when he was 11, he manages to hit Nanoha during the training, making it a successful lesson, later he defeated Garyuu; and when he was 15, Erio almost defeated Fate in her Shin Sonic Form because he was able to catch with her speed. He didn't lost to her, though; both of them are shotdown by twoSTARLIGHT BREAKERS casted by Nanoha and Teana.
Fragile Speedster: He learned from Fate, and while he has a good selection of attacks, he isn't as physically strong as Subaru.
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.
Not Quite Flight: Can propel himself through the air with Strada's rocket boosters.
The One Guy: Not counting Zafira, who's not human and inexplicably remains only in his wolf form for all of Season 3. 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. Further highlighted in chapter 11 of Vivid, where everyone else is having some 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 Sound Stage. He keeps getting taller after that. In StrikerS, Caro was complaining about Erio "stealing her height", cut to Vivid and Caro barely comes up to his shoulders, cut to two years later in Force and Caro only comes up to his chest.
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 Vivio was actually the clone of the Sankt Kaiser, the saint king (actually queen) 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.
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 battle, she lives on an isolated world with her mother.Tropes associated with Lutecia:
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.
Knight of Cerebus: She was actually quite ruthless while emotionally supressed, and her presence made the Hotel Augusta battle significantly more difficult than the train mission.
Luxury Prison Suite: Ends up living in a nice house on a pleasant-looking planet with her revived mother. The only restriction seems to be that she can't leave the planet until her sentence is served. In Vivid they even let her take part in the Inter-Dimensional Tournament, presumably with her limiters on.
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 and later, Signum's. She becomes part of the Yagami family after the events of StrikerS.
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.
Kinky Cuffs: Works well when put in the same room as her new, dominant master, Signum.
My Master, Right or Wrong: She's only truly loyal to Zest and Lutecia, not Scaglietti. That just happens to put her against Section Six. Switches sides before the end of the final battle when Zest asks Signum to take care of her.
No Name Given: At least until Lutecia gives her one. It only takes 37 attempts to get one that Agito agreed with.
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.
Tsundere: Typically somewhat 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.
"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 killed, while 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 of the original, created by Scaglietti. He wishes to find out why he and his subordinates were betrayed.
Tropes associated with Zest:
Badass: He manages to defeat Vita and than almost defeats Signum.
Sempai Kohai: Signum suggests that she could be considered his kohai, since he once worked in the same branch.
Suicide By TSAB Agent: 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 bequeths Agito to her with his dying breath, and is happy to have received an honorable death.
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 of almost his entire team.
Wrecked Weapon: In their final confrontation, Signum slices his Device in half.
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. — Cinque, StrikerS Sound Stage X Disc 2 Track 07, "Solitary Thoughts"
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 their 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 has 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.
Tropes associated with Jail:
A Father To His Cyborgs: A thoroughly evil man he might be, but he really does care for the Numbers and considers them his children, an affection they reciprocate. At least, this is the image he projects. Towards the end of StrikerS he seems to conveniently forget he'll lose three of them if Quattro successfully self-destructs the base he's in.
For the Evulz / For Science!: Falls somewhere between the two. He researches the forbidden sciences and plays with life for the sake of it. Hard to blame him though, the TSAB Council made him that way.
Gone Horribly Right: Turns out 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.
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.
Psychotic Smirk: Pretty much his default expression. He's even doing it in mid-air, destination stone wall, at the end.
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. — Cinque, StrikerS Sound Stage X Disc 2 Track 07, "Solitary Thoughts"
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.
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.
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.
Hey It's Her Voice: Every Number except Due shares her seiyuu with another (good) character in StrikerS.
Talking to Themselves: Taking to extreme, that most of the Numbers share the same seiyuus. Uno with Tre, Quattro with Nove, Cinque with Wendi, and Otto with Deed. Not only enough, every pair of Numbers shares its seiyuu with another character. Hilariously, Nove has some dialogs with Quattro and Subaru, all of them being voiced by Chiwa Saito; and in StrikerS Sound Stage X, Ginga has a dialogue with both, Uno and Tre, all three of them being voiced by Eriko Kigawa. Besides Due who does not share her seiyuu with another character, Sein, Sette and Dieci are the only exceptions to not share their seiyuus with another Number; however, both, Sein and Sette, do share their seiyuus with two or three other characters, respectively, but never or barely talk with them. Also, Dieci has no dialogues with the character with the same seiyuu.
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. Also does the Doctor's hair. Appears to be a little suspicious of Quattro, for good reason.
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.
The Dragon: As Scaglietti's secretary, she is one of the most authoritarian and respected sisters among the Numbers.
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.
Tropes associated with Tre:
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).
Boobs of Steel: She's the most endowed of the Numbers, and also one of the most dangerous in a straight-up fight.
The Dragon: One of the stronger Numbers, and Fate is forced to deal with her before she can capture Scaglietti.
"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!"
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.
Dragon Ascendant: 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 and Sette, is able to fly without wings.
For Science!: Her stated motivation, though equally importantly...
For the Evulz: Jail at least has some vaguely defined revenge against his creators (who had it coming) as motivations, while the rest of the Numbers are only acting out of loyalty to Jail. This girl however, makes it perfectly clear that she just loves doing horrible things because it amuses her.
The Strategist: Is this for the Numbers in the field. During her debut battle alone she orchestrated a surprise attack by 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.
Talking to Herself: Shares the same seiyuu with Nove and Subaru, though she has never talked with the latter. But she has some dialogues with Nove.
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.
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". Weakly justified, in that she was trying to blow up Fate with them... except Fate wasn't even a direct threat to her at the point. 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.
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 rather 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. In Vivid, she seems the most pro-active of the former Numbers in law enforcement, and has a thing for oversized jackets.
Tropes associated with Cinque:
The Atoner: Despite not expecting to ever be completely free in her lifetime, wants to do what she can to atone for her crimes.
Badass Adorable / Little Miss Badass: She is one of the strongest Numbers and killed the original Zest while losing her right eye, and easily defeats Ginga. Also, she took no direct hit by Subaru in her berserk Cyborg Mode, but Cinque damaged apparently her more then Subaru did.
However, Cinque took enough damage that she couldn't fight anymore until the end of StrikerS.
Badass Longcoat: It's actually an analog of the barrier jackets with an anti-magic field build in. In Force, she wears a white overcoat over her Bureau uniform.
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.
Fan Nickname: Due to her rather serious personality, the professional way she deals with most combat situations, and of course, her Eyepatch, some fans have referred to her as "Little Boss" as a Shout-Out to Big Boss of the Metal Gear series.
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.
Tropes associated with Sein:
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.
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 quite 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 she’s mischievious at times, but is a kind Sister.
One of the last Numbers to be activated, Sette is also the most robotic and subservient of the twelve, and is 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.
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.
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.
Crossdresser: In Vivid, she's seen wearing a male butler uniform as part of her job for the Saint Church.
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.
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, in Vivid she has taken an active interest in martial arts, and acts as Vivio's Strike Arts instructor. She can also now transform between her civilian and combat form, like the regular magical girls with a device called Jet Edge.
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.
Talking to Herself: Shares the same seiyuu with Quattro and Subaru. She has some dialogues with them, but it's hilarious, since they sound very different.
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.
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 Seriously, that's what it's called. around. Nice girl, though.
Tropes associated with Dieci:
The Atoner: 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.
Cold Sniper: Subverted — in spite of her apparently cold demeanor, she turns out to be quite conflicted about Jail's actions.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Towards the end of StrikerS, Nanoha knocks out Dieci with a single Excellion Buster after she activates the first level of the Blaster system.
A cheerful girl with a somewhat silly hairstyle, Wendi carries around a surfboard 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.
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.
Talking to Herself: Shares the same seiyuu with Cinque and Erio, though she has never/barely talked with the latter (though, Erio attacked her).
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.
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: Notably 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.
Sixth Ranger: While working with Fate on the Jail Scaglietti case, she takes part in combat training with RF6, and takes part in one of their missions.
Talking to Herself: Shares the same seiyuu with Uno and Tre. The three also have a dialogue in the same scene in StrikerS Sound Stage X. Hilarious, Uno and Tre have much deeper voices than Ginga and are not amused to talk with her.
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", and some of the imprisoned numbers call her "Thirteen" in English.
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.
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.
Interservice Rivalry: Tries to get Section 6 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 dideasily 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 Midchilda 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Belkan skill known as Infinite Hunt, which summons magical dogs that can be used for reconnaissance and combat.
Hellhound: His special ability, Infinite Hunt, allows him to summon whole packs of ghostly green dogs.
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.