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Recruit TrioThe three new main characters in Force: Thoma Avenir, Lily-Strosek and Isis Egret. Due to accident, the three of them meet in Ruwella, with Thoma saving Lily in a science facility and Isis meeting them in a town. The trio are refuging from the TSAB because Thoma and Lily are framed as criminals, but they are captured by the Hückebein family and eventually rescued by Special Duty Section 6. As a condition to be protected by this section, they have to join in.Now being new recruits and being part of the Forwards, the three heroes train together with the five fellow Forwardsnote under Captain Nanoha Takamachi and Vice-Captain Vita's supervision, and they assist their section to solve the Bible of the Silver Cross Incident.The recruit trio includes members of different "races". Thoma is an Eclipse Driver, Lily is a Reactor Plug, and Isis is a human mage.
Tropes common to the three:
- The Apprentices: Like the other Forwards, they are the new students of Nanoha and Vita. They have also other mentors, e.g. Signum being Thoma's swordsman teacher and Reinforce Zwei being Lily's Fusion Dance teacher.
- Badass Crew: The trio is already badass, but when they are in a team with their seniors, they are even a better crew.
- BFG: Like the other Special Duty Section 6 combatants, they have Strike Cannons. Unfortunately, since they are BFG, Thoma cannot wield one with a single hand like Nanoha and Lily cannot even lift hers.
- Custom Uniform: The three recruits wear light blue uniforms for some reason instead of wearing the marine blue Dimensional Navy uniforms like most other section members. Furthermore, their training outfit have white t-shirts in contrast to their five senpais and Vita with their dark blue t-shirts.
- Do Not Know Their Own Strength: They sometimes break their new AEC equipment because of this trope.
- Knight, Knave and Squire: Thoma being the Knight (and also a Squire), Isis being the Knave, and Lily being the Squire.
- Power Trio: They are portrayed as the new main characters of the series, similar like the Forwards were in StrikerS, meaning that they always spend together as a trio. Not only they had a journey together before joining Special Duty Section 6, they are now living in the same room, despite two of them are girls and only one of them is a guy.
- Senpai Kohai: They are the kohais of the other members of Special Duty Section 6. Their direct senpais are the other five Forward members.
- Sixth Ranger: They join Special Duty Section 6 in chapter 17 and 18, and they are the three new Forward members.
- Training from Hell: They have it harder than their five seniors, since the trio have to catch up very quickly so they won't pull down the others. Their first training session began with a very tiring 40 minutes long warm-up, and even Caro did it much better than them.
- Two Girls and a Guy: Subverted, since Thoma (the guy) is the main character. There is also no Love Triangle constellation.
Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Gears of Destiny)
Voiced by: Asuka Tanii (Bible of the Silver Cross) (Gears of Destiny)
A boy who, while traveling in search of clues about the people who destroyed his home town, finds a girl named Lily in a research lab. He rescues her, gaining the powerful Divider-996 and becoming a fugitive from the TSAB in the process. Before these events, he is the Sole Survivor from the mysterious destruction of his entire town seven years ago. He later met Subaru Nakajima who helped him to find a new home, and he's nearly adopted by the Nakajima family, but he decided to travel around the world to find a hint to the destruction of his hometown, until the Bible of the Silver Cross Incident. Now being an Eclipse Driver, he is also the carrier of the Zero Gene and is now the target of the Hückebein family that tries to recruit him. Thoma joins together with Lily and Isis the Special Duty Section 6 of the TSAB that protects him from the criminals and trains him in combat.Thoma is currently the only known character with two Reactors: the Bible of the Silver Cross and his Reactor Plug Lily-Strosek.
Tropes related to Thoma:
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Only in the first chapter.
- A.I. is a Crapshoot: The Bible Of The Silver Cross messed with Thoma's sight and hearing, hijacked his body and attacked anyone it considered a threat (which was pretty much anybody), and was close to ending the lives of numerous people in its several chapter-long rampage. All because it was its duty to protect its Driver. It'd be an understatement to say this was a faulty defense program.
- All-Loving Hero: He is very friendly towards the Hückebein family and the Grendel family. The TSAB officers forbid him and Lily to make any contact with Hades because of his attitude.
- Angst Nuke: The Divide Zero "Eclipse" gets fired like this the first time in the Hückebein's Warship when Thoma briefly flips out.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Arguably, to Hückebein. See also Cloudcuckoolander.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Thoma hit big on the Superpower Lottery and has an ability that terrifies the Hückebein, and from what we have seen so far, it shows. Unfortunately, it can be inferred Thoma has absolutely no way make sure his Divider-996 doesn't accidentally kill someone like normal devices and his other abilities do not discriminate. As a result, Thoma likely just as restricted as Hayate due to how dangerous he is.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Thoma is the only (unless you count Lily) character with the Eclipse Virus (and its Anti-Magic powers) that is on the side of good, and the only one who is pleasant.
- Badass Cape: His first version of his Combat Protective Clothing had a red cape. It disappeared since Thoma gained his Kurokishi Mode.
- Bare Your Midriff: In his Kurokishi Mode.
- Beam Spam: His appropriately named Silver Stars "Hundred Million" attack is the most extreme example of this yet.
- The Worf Barrage: Despite a ton of energy bullets being targeted at four people it failed to take out any of them.
- Beware the Nice Ones: After accidentally triggering Divide Zero "Eclipse" the first time and nearly killed two ships worth of people, Thoma threatened Fortis he would use it again unless they let his friends and the Special Duty Section 6 members incapacitated on board go.
- Bifurcated Weapon: His Divider-996 is a revolver with a blade taped on it. Literally.
- Big Freaking Gunblade: Reacted Mode or not, there is no way someone his age should be able to wield a Divider of that size with one hand.
- Black Knight: His Kurokishi Mode means literally "Black Knight Mode" or "Blackknight Mode". To fit this trope, he's the only Eclipse Driver who keeps his sanity and is even the series hero.
- Blessed with Suck: He is the only character infected with the Eclipse so far who seems to see it as a huge burden rather than a blessing. It does not help there was that incident where the Bible of the Silver Cross hijacked his body as a defense mechanism. For even further details, look up Awesome, but Impractical above.
- Blood Knight: Averted, both among the cast and infectees. Thoma would rather avoid combat as much as possible if he can and only uses his Eclipse abilities to help. If his interactions with Signum were anything, he isn't one for sparring either.
- Boring, but Practical: As flashy as the Hundred Million was, it was nowhere near as effective or broken as the Divide Zero "Eclipse".
- Break the Cutie: A flashback in Chapter 5 showed he suffered one in the past that lasted from the destruction of his hometown all the way till his first meeting with Subaru. He noted that his meeting with her family was the first time he smiled since the destruction of his town.
- Bridal Carry: With Lily and Quinn Garland.
- Bungled Suicide: Attempted to end his life by jumping off the Hückebein's ship and fall to his death because he believed the Eclipse was too out of control and he'd rather be dead than turn into a mass-murdering killer. Unfortunately for him, the Bible of the Silver Cross took over mid-fall in response to Nanoha and a few people along with a few Hückebein started making a B-line towards him to intercept that.
- Characterization Marches On: See Hidden Depths.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: In the first chapter, he decides to break into the ruins containing Lily without knowing what would happen just because he heard her telepathic cries for help; It ends up biting him in the ass by infecting him with the Eclipse virus and driving him into the plot.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Seems to be overly-friendly to the point of best friends to the Hückebeins and doesn't seem to take the warnings given to him in stride. However, he hasn't actually demonstrated any actions that would back this up, such as letting the Hücks go or helping them in any way.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: He is an opposite to Nanoha herself in many ways. While Nanoha is as female magical ace who is very sure of what she is doing and is clad in white with a slight enthusiasm for combat, Thoma is a normal male with a story-breaking anti-magic ability, dressed in black attire when reacted, and doesn't have the same desire for combat like most of the cast.
- Cinque later lampshades that Thoma is not badass enough like Nanoha, who has no trouble to carry her Strike Cannon with one hand. Thoma complains that she is comparing him with The Ace of Aces.
- Cool Big Sis: Thoma seems to have complex of viewing many female characters, who are not related to him, as big sister figures. Those include the six Nakajima sisters who are ready to adopt him, Alto, Signum, and possibly Teana and even Caro. Hopefully not the Hückebein babes.
- Crutch Character: Zigzagged. Thoma's main reason for being on the team is that the equipment isn't exactly perfected yet and have to resort to using someone like him given his powers are handy. He has only recently undergone some training, however, and hasn't really been able to demonstrate his abilities yet. He has been successful as part of a team, though.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Thoma is the Sole Survivor of his Doomed Hometown and was forced to live and travel alone and robbed people to survive until he met Subaru.
- Dark is Not Evil: He has the same power as the Hückebein and his Kurokishi Mode gives him overly black attire and armor, but he is on the side of good.
- Deflector Shield: He can protect himself with a shield of pages.
- The Ditz: Sorta. Most of it is due to not getting the hang of the military style the cast goes by. He comes across as someone who isn't probably cut out for military service, and yet he's been forced into it, so it ends up making him look like this.
- Doomed Hometown: Two people destroyed his entire home, apparently killing everyone except him. He's looking for them.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Chapter 5 showed he sported a pair of such eyes in the past. He had them all the time when he's going crazy in his Kurokishi Mode and fought everyone the Bible detected as a threat.
- Forgot About His Powers: Fighting with the Grendel where he could have used his more complex Sword Beam attacks, but went with a stupidly dangerous melee tactic, but that could be justified in the latter that he was in the middle of a city.
- Fusion Dance: He can React with Lily who goes inside of him.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: During his first fight with Veyron (visible in the true colored version), and later when the Eclipse takes over his mind.
- Gratuitous English: Despite that Silver Cross speaks Japanese, the attacks are in English.
- Happily Adopted: Subverted. He's not adopted by the Nakajima family, yet, but everyone treats him like being the son of the family. Their offer still made him very happy.
- Healing Factor: Acquired from his bracelet.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Otherwise, he likely would have died several times over due to his combat inexperience.
- He Just Don't Get It: He doesn't really seem to buy the comments by everyone else that the Hücks shouldn't be reasoned with. But given that he has empathy due to being infected himself, and that Nanoha went against orders to save Fate, one could say this is the natural result.
- Hey, You!: The number of Eclipse infectees who don't refer to him as "Zero Boy" or variants can be counted on a single hand.
- Hidden Depths: Earlier chapters showed he had rather deep resentments concerning the incident of the two murderers involved in the Vaizen Mines. In Chapter 4, he actually attacks Veyron first on the implications that he was one of the culprits in the event just by seeing the familiar blue wing marks.
- Honor Before Reason: Noted by several characters that he feels a debt towards the Hückebein for receiving help from them despite the fact they're wanted criminals. Also downplayed, in that despite the fact that he'll Never Live It Down in- or out-of-universe, he's never given any indication that he'd ever side with the Hückebein over his True Companions in the TSAB.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Kinda bad in this regard about the Hückebein in general. Although this can be partially explained because he understands what the virus does to you, and thus he has empathy.
- Isis later mocks him for it, saying it would be a bad idea to let him get close to Hades.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Since Section 6 cannot exactly teach him how to use his Eclipse powers, he doesn't really know how to utilize his Story-Breaker Power to the fullest effect. Most of the information on how to use them has been mostly through Hückebein members like Cypha and Fortis.
- I Am a Monster: Has this opinion on himself when the Eclipse starts going out of control on the Hückebein's Warship and decided the best option was jumping off the ship to end his life. After Nanoha's stalling and Lily jumping in to help, he has since gotten better.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Implied, since he is more than happy to be one of the first few Eclipse infectees Shamal and the rest of the medical team can study if it means getting cured of his virus.
- I Want to Be a Real Man: What Cinque wants him to be, who is rather disappointed that Thoma, the second man in the family, has difficulty to carry his Strike Cannon, and she compares him to Nanoha, who can carry hers with a single arm.
- Idiot Hair: Fitting for his naive personality.
- Idiot Hero: Probably more apt to be called Naive Hero to be exact, though it makes him come across like the trope. His shared infection with the Hückebein could be a reason, too.
- "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: Against Nanoha. Notable in that he is the one "somewhere in there".
- Ill Boy: When you consider he is technically infected with the still-incurable Eclipse, he is technically this to a degree. He also suffered some illness symptoms just after fighting Veyron for the first time too.
- In-Series Nickname: The Bible of the Silver Cross is just shortened as Silver Cross ("Ginjuuji").
- Informed Ability: During his fight with Nanoha, the latter notes that his fighting style is unlike anything she's seen before. The artwork of the chapter this is brought up in depicts him... slashing with his sword, hardly anything a veteran combat trainer would be surprised by in this setting.
- It should be noted that the fight above was when he was under the Book's control, meaning it was essentially auto-pilot. This trope is stronger when he is in control of himself since he seems to be a terrible battler in spite of Nanoha's claims of his potential and the training received. However, Nanoha herself was once untrained, too, and yet had natural untapped talent, so he is following in her footsteps as a typical shounen hero.
- Innocent Cohabitation: Shares a dorm room with Lily and Isis, sleeping in the same bed with the former. It's mostly platonic.
- Kaleidoscope Eyes: In his Kurokishi Mode, he has different vision modes with different eye colors. Red Eyes, Take Warning fits where he can nearly see (or hear) anything clear except data, purple is Energy Mode which allows him to see more details and some data, and green is Normal Mode. Thoma's natural eye color is blue.
- Life Drain: The Divide Zero "Eclipse" is implied to be this given some of the people being hit commented on feeling drained.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Subaru. Chapter four confirms that she's the "Su-chan" he's previously described as being like an older sister to him, and was planning on making him part of her family.
- Of course, he has this kind of relationship with the other Nakajima sisters.
- Limit Break: Divide Zero 'Eclipse' in The Gears of Destiny, which deals 55% basic damage, that is the third strongest Full Drive Burst after Shamal and Precia's.
- Literal-Minded: Not for him, but the Bible of the Silver Cross doesn't seem to understand figurative speech. At one point, he told the Bible of the Silver Cross to "pick a better atmosphere" when surprising him with messages. The book responds by literally analyzing the air for toxins.
- Living Macguffin: The Hückebein desire him for his ability and potential to be a member, but Nanoha and company are making sure to prevent that.
- The Load: For someone who has a highly coveted Story-Breaker Power, he is practically the worst combat performer of the three, especially given Lily is starting to remember her duties as a Reactor Plug and take lessons from Reinforce Zwei while Isis has been profiting immensely from the training sessions. This is largely a consequence of being Unskilled, but Strong.
- Mage Killer: Thanks to the Eclipse. Since he is a good guy and almost all the bad guys in this story are Eclipse infectees, he is more of a Mage Killer Killer.
- Magical Seventh Son: Not adopted yet, but he would be the seventh child and first son of Genya. Ironically, Thoma has Anti-Magic powers.
- Marked Change: When he uses the Divider-996, markings appear and one remains on his arm after his fight with Veyron.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Not yet, but if he will be adopted, he would get six sisters.
- Meaningful Name: His Divider is numbered 996. Like the Dividers used by Cypha (944) and Veyron (928), each is named after a different model of Porsche. In Thoma's case, 996 refers to the 996-series Porsche 911, the first series of 911s to use water-cooled engines rather than air-cooled engines, just as Thoma is the first male main character in a possible heterosexual relationship within the entire series.
- Mighty Glacier: In The Gears of Destiny, Thoma is a strong, but slow in close range combat. He's decent in middle range combat, but his moves are not made for long range combat. And his Limit Break is the third strongest in the game.
- Morality Chain: Managed to talk Cypha into sparing Quinn, mainly because the Hückebein are still trying to leave a good impression with him.
- My Hero Zero: He has the number associated with him due to the Zero Gene / Zero Effect.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: As noted before, Thoma (and Lily by extension) are the only people introduced so far that are pleasantly nice and sane to be around in spite of being infected with a virus that has a nasty habit of making their victims sociopathic serial killers without any regard for others.
- Naïve Newcomer: With a rather unnerving emphasis on "naive" at times. Even Mariya refers to him as "naive boy".
- Next Tier Power-Up: When Thoma reacted for the first time, his Reacted Mode had a red cape, his pants had free places, his waist cape was red on the inside, and he had one marking only on his face. He gained more marking on his body when he transformed a second time, and since his third time, his Combat Protective Clothing changed to the Kurokishi Mode ("Black Knight Mode"); it's more armored, the armor part on the left arm is completely different, the Divider-996 is much bigger and looks more dangerous and crazier, the pants are different, the red cape disappeared and the waist cape is black on the inside now, there are much more markings on Thoma's body, and the Bible of the Silver Cross in accompaning him. After Thoma gained the ability to control his Eclipse powers, he doesn't get red eyes anymore, but either green or purple.
- Nice Guy: Arguably too nice. He gave a "Good luck" to both Signum and Cypha before letting them battle, and the latter is one of the enemies who hacked apart the former (who happens to be his mentor) with a smile on her face. He doesn't seem to have an idea what kind of people the Hückebein are. Alternately, he has a better understanding of them than anyone else does.
- Person of Mass Destruction: The very nature of the Zero Gene is this in spades.
- Poisonous Person: Thanks to the Bible of the Silver Cross treating anything alive around him as a threat. In chapter ten, just him walking near Isis is enough to make her cough up a huge torrent of blood. Poor guy doesn't even want to fight anybody. Fortunately, Lily is able to suppress these effects.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: As pictured above, he gains a silver hair color upon reacting.
- Real Men Cook: Chapter 26 reveals he is a very good cook while he was helping Caro make lunches. Makes sense given he used to live on his own for awhile prior to the story beginning.
- Robot Buddy: Steed, whom he uses for functions like photography and navigation.
- Ship Tease: Has a lot of this with Lily.
- Smart Ball: There are many, many Idiot Heroes who, on getting a tip from the bad guys that other bad guys are going to do something evil, would rush out to do something about it on their own. Thoma promptly reports the message to his superior officers. He also makes a point of not second-guessing orders from a Reasonable Authority Figure (which is everyone with a higher rank than him).
- Smarter Than You Look: He gives the impression of being a sucker for a Monster Sob Story, but it seems like he still bears in mind that said sob story did just come from a monster. Unfortunately for Thoma, Zwei and especially Isis still see fit to "remind" him that the bad guys are, in fact, the bad guys.
- Sole Survivor: Of his Doomed Hometown.
- Spear Counterpart: He shares a number of tropes with Nanoha herself from being a All-Loving Hero with brown hair to being a Person of Mass Destruction.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Thoma, Tohma, Touma... yeah. But the manga volumes spell his name officially as "Thoma".
- Story-Breaker Power: His "Zero Effect". It scares the crap out of the Hückebein, who are already considerably broken themselves.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: This seems to be the nature of Thoma's Kurokishi Mode ("Black Knight Mode"). Fortunately, Lily can suppress it and Thoma is able to control his mode.
- Superpower Lottery: Won and lost. Won: One Hückebein even describes he hit the "Jackpot" that Curren was looking for and his potential terrifies them. Lost: was infected with Eclipse.
- Supreme Chef: According to Lily and Isis, he cooks really good.
- Sword and Sorcerer: He uses the gunblade Divider, thus is the sword.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Is guilty of doing this to the Hückebein, a group of psychopathic serial killers. Even noted by some of the older cast.
- Technical Pacifist: Would rather avoid combat if possible, but will react if it will aid his friends.
- The One Guy: Of the trio with Lily and Isis.
- There Is Only One Bed: There are two beds in their room, but he and Lily sleep in the same bed while Isis sleeps in the other bed.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: He is the only Eclipse infectee who has yet to truly kill someone and is trying to make an effort to keep it that way. In fact, he was willing to jump to his death out of belief it would assure he won't take any lives with the Eclipse getting out of control in his body.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: He was a lot more aware of things around him and even held his own against Veyron at one point early in Force. Recently, he seems to either space out and make bad judgments or get nearly killed by people such as Kurt. To make it more clear, while he has been worse of a performer, his other two friends are going in the opposite direction to varying degrees. This could be explained that he is used to being on his own, and is having trouble incorporating in a military unit and assimilating military training. Any civilian would have issues in such a circumstance.
- Unskilled, but Strong: His Eclipse abilities would be a handy asset for Section 6 given the current state of their AEC Equipment, but he doesn't know enough about his powers yet to do such a thing.
- Thoma provides a deconstruction of the trope when he has to fight Quinn Garland in the middle of a major population center - since Thoma isn't able to cut loose with his Wave Motion Gun and Beam Spam attacks and especially not the Zero Effect without risking hundreds of innocent lives and extensive property damage, Thoma's pretty much reduced to just a tougher-than-normal kid with a sword and absolutely minimal experience in actually using it. Because of that, it's no real wonder he gets owned by every two-bit superpowered delinquent he comes across.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When one really thinks about it, Thoma's rescue of Lily ended up snowballing from a simple rescue to forcing the heroes to respond more quickly and hastily, triggered the Hückebein's response and the eventual meeting of both sides, and eventually causing a lot of damage in the long-run.
- Useless Useful Zero Gene: The Zero Gene is essentially too dangerous to his friends and allies (and enemies) for him to actually use it.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: When the Eclipse made him sick.
- Walking the Earth: Was doing this prior to the story beginning in the hopes of finding a sense of peace with himself.
- What the Hell, Hero?: So far downplayed. His over-friendly behavior to other Eclipse infected, only ends up being scolded several times by Reinforce Zwei and Isis.
- The Worf Effect: Outside of a few fights, he seems to be on the losing end in fights despite having the Zero Gene. It should be noted that the zero effect is essentially a WMD which will hit friend and foe alike, thus explaining why he hasn't used it yet.
- Wrecked Weapon: His Divider-996 has been destroyed on several occasions, but seems to be able to repair itself.
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu (Gears of Destiny)
The fourth Reactor Plug of the Strosek series, who was the subject of an experiment related to the Bible of the Silver Cross. Thoma rescues her from a research lab. Later after the first big battle with the Hückebein family, she, Thoma and Isis join the TSAB to assist in the Bible of the Silver Cross Incident. She's Thoma's Reactor Plug, and her main role is to suppress the Eclipse Virus within him and to support him in combat.
Tropes related to Lily:
- All-Loving Hero: Similar to Thoma, she has no grudge against neither the Hückebein nor the Grendel and cares for them, especially the latter family. Also, she makes friends with the Raptors, who have a Hive Mind, but she gives them individual names.
- Artificial Human: She's a Reactor Plug of the Strosek series created by humans.
- Battle Couple: With Thoma in a platonic sense. Justified since she is his Reactor Plug. Gets even further then can do a split reaction where she can support Thoma and Isis even more.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: During her time as a lab experiment. Having test subjects undergo Body Horror and burst right in front of her, splattering her naked body with their blood, really didn't help her mental state.
- Happens again when Isis vomits blood.
- Break the Cutie: Was forced to watch masses of people die in front of her in the lab she was contained to the point she became mute.
- Bridal Carry: Often by Thoma; it's even on the cover of the first volume. Also by Fate when the Special Duty Section 6 rescued her and Isis from the Hückebein.
- Captain Ersatz: To Reinforce Eins. Both are Artificial Humans who can fuse with someone and have books as their weapons. Like Reinforce's curse, Lily's virus killed many people in the past, and she could not do anything to prevent those, but both of them found a person (Hayate and Thoma, respectively), who saved them from their miseries. And her Engage Suit looks very similar to Reinforce's Knight Clothing. Additionally, Reinforce Zwei happens to be Lily's Big Sister Mentor.
- The Chick: She's mainly the supporter of the trio. In battles, she's inside Thoma's body most of the time.
- Cute Mute: Communicates entirely via telepathy. This makes her unable to communicate with Steed since he lacks the ability to receive telepathic signals. She eventually relearns to speak.
- Deflector Shield: She can cast an own magic shield to protect herself and others.
- Dumb Struck: The reason for the above.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her Engage Suit. Which looks quite a bit like a Palette Swap of Reinforce's outfit.
- Four is Death: She is referred to as "Strosek the 4th" and let's just say bad things tend to happen to those around her.
- Fusion Dance: Can do this with Thoma. She can also de-fuse to support him even more.
- Godiva Hair: Averted. In the first chapter, he hair was long enough to cover her nipples. It didn't. Plays straight in a flashback.
- Idiot Hair: Has one on the front side of her head. Funny enough, Isis did cut it shorter.
- It's All My Fault: Gets this feeling towards Thoma getting infected and causing several deaths due to the Eclipse. Thoma doesn't really mind though.
- Light is Good: Her Engage Suit is dominantly colored in white and she has white/light blond hair? Check. A Nice Girl and an All-Loving Hero. Check!
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Lily wears white (and blue) and modest outfits in contrast to Isis' black and red and Stripperific outfits. Lily is the quiet and sweet girl who is mainly the supporter, Isis is the Genki Girl who uses explosives in combat. Additionally, Lily is an All-Loving Hero, but Isis is very cynical towards her enemies.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: She's definitely more feminine than Isis. However, since Isis never let her hair down (and we know how long Teana's hair is when she lets her Girlish Pigtails down), it's not known how much the difference of their hair lengths really is.
- Magical Girlfriend: More or less to Thoma.
- Naked on Arrival/Naked First Impression: Thoma finds her naked in a research lab, much to his dismay.
- Nice Girl: She treats the Raptors like they are real people, and she is very friendly to the Grendel family.
- Nipple and Dimed: Just read the first chapter.
- Phlebotinum Girl: The Designated Love Interest of the main protagonist, Thoma, and the fourth of the rare Strosek series of Reactor Plugs which take the shape of organic lifeforms. At least two enemy factions are interested in her.
- Poisonous Person: Before she met Thoma, The Virus inside her killed anyone who touched her almost immediately. Due to the scientists' desire to collect more data, that number was at least 70 people, probably a lot more. And they all died by mutating into blobs of flesh. No wonder she repressed those memories.
- The Power of Love/The Power of Friendship: Basically how she got Thoma back to normal (though, Nanoha, Isis, Subaru and Fate helped by fighting him earlier).
- Proper Lady: She fits the Yamato Nadeshiko type. Lily is quiet, well-mannered, is a Nice Girl, has a very feminine aura, and has also a strong will.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her casual outfit.
- The Quiet One: She is talkative, but her voice is quiet as seen that her lines in the speech bubbles are thinner than the lines of other characters.
- Rapunzel Hair: Had really long hair when Thoma found her. Isis cut her hair shorter, but it's still long and fits this trope.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Isis' red. Lily is the sweet and quiet girl who is less brawny than Isis.
- Say My Name: After breaking out of her Cute Mute status, she yelled Thoma's name, which finally snapped him out of his crazy state.
- Sensor Character: Hinted at in Chapter 27 that she can detect "enemy" infectees.
- Shameful Strip: Apparently by Cypha when the trio were captured by the Hückebein.
- Ship Tease: Has a lot of them with Thoma.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her full name is officially written with a hyphen, but many fans left it out, probably because they don't know.
- Sword and Sorcerer: She is the Sorcerer by virtue of using the Bible.
- There Is Only One Bed: There are two beds in their room, but she and Thoma sleep in the same bed while Isis sleeps in the other bed.
- Token Wholesome: Her casual outfit is completely modest in contrast to Isis's Bare Your Midriff Short Tank.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Girly Girl to Isis' Tomboy with a Girly Streak. Lily is the quiet and cute All-Loving Hero with large breasts, has the worst physical constitution of the trio and she's mainly the supporter.
- Took a Level in Badass: After being trained by Nanoha, Vita and Reinforce Zwei, she became much more useful in battle, unlike her Driver.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Lily's amnesia was due to the trauma of her life as a lab experiment, which caused her memory to deteriorate as she tried to escape her grim reality by retreating into the Happy Place of her mind.
- True Blue Femininity: Her casual outfit has a blue skirt, blue boots and a blue ribbon in contrast to Isis's black and red outfit. And Lily is definitely more feminine than Isis.
- Wrong Context Magic: In The Gears of Destiny, everyone mistakes her for being a Unison Device, only to be corrected by her that she's a Reactor Plug. Not that Past Vita would care.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B on her right leg in her Engage Suit.
Voiced by: Kana Asumi (Gears of Destiny)
A girl who sells clothes to Thoma and Lily, later helping them escape from the police and joining to their journey. She actually is the only daughter and youngest child of the Egret family, managers of Egret Security Services, a company which guards important people; her birth place is Rigate, a place on Mid-Childa. After the first battle with the Hückebein, she, Thoma and Lily join the TSAB to assist them in the Bible of the Silver Cross Incident. Isis' main role is that of a bodyguard to Thoma and Lily. Her Device is called Perfume Glove, or "Perfy" for short.
Tropes related to Isis:
- A-Cup Angst: She hates being teased by her small chest size.
- The Ace: Despite Thoma being an Eclipse Driver with the overpowered Zero Gene, Isis is the most competent fighter of the trio. This might be justified, as she was trained as a bodyguard, while Thoma had little training before the Bible of the Silver Cross Incident.
- Action Girl: An explosive user who fights better than The Hero with Story-Breaker Power? Hell yes!
- Animal Motif: Fitting to her name, most of her attacks are named after birds or are associated with them.
- Badass Adorable: Surprisingly competent on the battlefield and looks adorable in her happier moments.
- Badass Normal: Not exactly normal, as she still uses magic, but only a little in contrast to most other mages. Isis has a crazy physical constitution, and uses an arsenal of real explosives made by chemicals, having a "not-exactly-magic-like" fighting style from the start.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her casual outfit and her Armor Jacket.
- Blood from the Mouth: When the crazy Thoma uses his Zero power on her, she vomits a lot of blood that splatters on Lily's face.
- Bodyguard Babe: To Thoma and Lily. Her family members are also bodyguards.
- But Not Too Foreign: In-universe; she looks like that she's from Ruwella, the world where she met Thoma and Lily, but actually she's from Mid-Childa.
- Cleavage Window: Her Armor Jacket, due to her vest and her Underboobs underwear. However, the window is very small, and she hasn't much cleavage either.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She acts as this to Thoma in regards to the latter's bad habit of making the repeat mistake of being too friendly to other infectees. She reminds Thoma not to get close to Hades because he might end up convincing him.
- Crazy-Prepared: Have pockets and a bag with various useful stuff as also a wide variety of perfume spells for various situations including one specifically designed to scramble the direction system of any guided projectile which proven to be very effective against Arnage of Hückebein.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The cheerful and funny shopkeeper girl turns out to be an extraordinarily strong aerial mage who combines chemicals and magic to create flying bombs.
- Damsel out of Distress: She's captured by the Hückebein, but once Arnage left her alone and the Hückebein had to fight Special Duty Section 6, Isis took the chance and freed herself.
- Embarrassing Nickname: She does not like the Hückebeins referring to her as "Flatty" or "Washboard" every time they contact Thoma.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her Armor Jacket, as you can see on her legs.
- Foil: Isis is this to Lily in terms of their personality, their appearances and their abilities. See the many tropes that show how different they are.
- Fingerless Gloves: Puts a pair on just before revealing that she can fly. She also wears ones as parts of her Armor Jacket.
- Flight: She's an aerial mage.
- Genki Girl: Oh so very much.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is illustrated as dark blue or purple, but other characters like Nanoha say she's black-haired.
- Hidden Depths: She seemed like a carefree Genki Girl traveller. However, there were hints that she's hiding something - she secretly worries about being deported by the TSAB, she can fly, she has an Armor Jacket and a pair of Devices, and can break steel manacles with her bare hands, not to mention still fight after getting her neck broken with an axe. But see Red Herring below.
- In-Series Nickname: Perfume Glove's nickname is "Perfy".
- Jumped at the Call: Quite willing to help Thoma after hearing that he's on the run from the TSAB. She later has second thoughts after considering what Hückebein and the TSAB would do to them, but decides that it's worth it to be with friends her age.
- The Lancer: To Thoma. Thoma is the Unskilled, but Strong All-Loving Hero and a Technical Pacifist, while the "Weak", but Skilled Isis is the cynical explosive user with a rather aggressive battle persona. Also, Isis is still human, while Thoma is not, yet Isis is far more competent than him.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Isis wears black and red and Stripperific outfits in contrast to Lily's white (and blue) and modest outfits. Isis is the Genki Girl who uses explosives in combat, Lily is the quiet and sweet girl who is mainly the supporter. Additionally, Isis is very cynical towards her enemies, but Lily is an All-Loving Hero.
- Made of Iron: Isis' reaction to having her neck (supposedly) broken by an Eclipse-powered axe? Shrug it off and get back into the fight a couple minutes later. Never mind that said axe blow was supposed to decapitate her...
- Nipple and Dimed: As of chapter 8.
- Only Sane Man: Of the trio. She has to remind Thoma several times not to get friendly with other Eclipse infectees.
- Petite Pride: Arnage mocks her about her small bust, to which Isis simply replies that she likes her breasts the way they are.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her magic color is pink and she's not that tomboyish.
- Red Herring: Her "big secret" turns out to be that her family is in charge of a bodyguarding company. She just wanted to hide her background.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Lily's blue. Isis is a Genki Girl and brawnier than Lily.
- Shameful Strip: By Arnage when the Hückebein captured the trio.
- Short Tank: She wears shorts and with a very short top with a short sleeved jacket.
- The Spartan Way: How she was raised by her professional bodyguard family. Even so, however, she is barely prepared for what Nanoha has in store for her.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Egret or Eaglet? It doesn't help that both names are bird names. However, the manga volumes officially spell her name as "Egret".
- Some translator assume, Perfume Glove's nickname is "Puffy", but it's actually "Perfy". Speaking of it, some assume it's called "Perfume Grab".
- Super Strength: She breaks steel manacles with her bare hands. She also seems to carry her Strike Cannon better than Thoma.
- Third Wheel: To the "platonic" Battle Couple, Thoma and Lily. Justified, she's their bodyguard.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: She's an explosives user. As in actual chemical explosives, not magical.
- Token Human: Is the only human among the trio, with Thoma being an Eclipse Driver and Lily being his Reactor Plug. She's also one of the only five human mages in Special Duty Section 6note .
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Tomboy with a Girly Streak to Lily's Girly Girl. Isis is a Genki Girl, a Pettanko, a trained bodyguard and is a very tough girl and she can be quiet aggressive in combat, not to mention that she's an explosive user.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Isis has a sense for fashion, but she shows not that much of femininity.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She sports a short ponytail on the left side of her head, similar like Nanoha. This is a small contrast to Lily who wears her hair straight, as Isis is more of an Action Girl than her.
- Took a Level in Badass: She was a very capable fighter as she was, but she has been improving her skills on the battlefield thanks to the training provided by Nanoha, Vita, and Signum. The Grendel incident has shown this, where she was practically able to stop Mariya on her own while Thoma's performance was rather forgettable to say the least.
- True Companions: Despite knowing Thoma and Lily only for a short period of time, she sees them as her important friends and tries to help them, no matter what.
- Underboobs: Not her vest, but the underwear of her Armor Jacket.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Toyota Isis or Morris Isis.
- Weak, but Skilled: Doesn't have story-breaking Eclipse powers like every other character introduced in Force, but Isis has pulled her weight with her perfume.
- The "weak" part refers her lack of having Eclipse powers. Her physical constitution and the power of her chemical bombs are a different story.
- What You Are in the Dark: She joined Thoma and Lily because their situation interested her, and was contemplating on leaving them after Veyron appeared, but she decides against it because she realized that they have become her very first friends and should be there for them in spite of the danger.
- You Monster!: She doesn't adress her directly, but Isis calls Nanoha a demon instructor. She is rather grateful for the training though.
The Hückebein Family
The antagonists of Force. A group of infamous killers that are known for slaughtering whole settlements, leaving no one alive. They are not actually related, but are all infected with the Eclipse virus. Widely believed to be invincible, they are now after Thoma in the hope that he will join their family.
Tropes common to the Hückebein:
- Animal Motif: Very minor, but their family name can mean "evil bird" (as evident when Quinn was referring to Cypha as "fowl" in Chapter 23) and they share the same wing-like marking on their bodies. They don't really show anything of this trope past this, though.
- Anti-Magic: They take this Up to Eleven, especially in Reacted Mode, where conventional Devices shatter upon contact with their bodies.
- Blue and Orange Morality: With exception for their affection to Thoma, they're seems have little to no problems to doing criminal activity to get what they want, as well as no regards to other lives. Additionally, they seem to view themselves above both civilization and society, and appears to strongly believe in "might makes right".
- Card-Carrying Villain: The Hückebein don't hide that they're criminals and openly admits their crimes. This is a huge contrast to Hades Vandein, who pretends to be an innocent civilian despite being Obviously Evil.
- Cool Starship: The Esquad, which is implied to be an over-sized Divider.
- Cool Bike: They have bikes for transportation.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul
- Drunk with Power: The Eclipse made them to Smug Snakes.
- Enemy Civil War: Still in speculation, this happens in the end of Chapter 30.
- Even Evil Has Standards: A weird example. According to All There in the Manual, the other Hückebein find Veyron a bit distasteful, but he hasn't really done anything they haven't.
- Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: They are shown to genuinely care for each other.
- Evil Versus Evil: One notable trait is that they seem to be more likely going up against infectees more often than the heroes. Mentions include Diego and Marty, the Grendels, and Hades Vandein.
- The Fatalist: Their refusal for cure and they thoughts that they could never be cured mostly this. See also You Can't Fight Fate.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: So far. There isn't any known motivation for them so far aside from showing what the Eclipse can do to people.
- Healing Factor: Near instantaneous regeneration.
- Their tendency to No Sell everything has made this power somewhat redundant, however. It's only actually been used twice so far.
- As of Chapter 29, Special Duty Section Six now has a mean to nullify this to a degree with bullets that inject antibiotics.
- Hey, You!: To drive in how arrogant they are, they almost never call any of the cast by their actual names (aside from Thoma). They usually call Isis "Flatty/Washboard" for amusement and any of the Section 6 members "Public Servant" as a derogatory name.
- It's All About Me: Just read a few pages, and you know why.
- Jerkasses: Every. Single. One. Of. Them. They cover all ranges from stripping people naked and mocking their physical assets to sadistically crippling their defeated opponents long after they were defeated.
- Knight of Cerebus: Nanoha was not exactly light-hearted before, but when they showed up it reached a whole new level of Darker and Edgier.
- Lack of Empathy: Towards everyone who isn't part of their family or isn't going to be adopted.
- Most Common Superpower: The female members who are at least in their teens or older.
- Never My Fault
- No Sell: Almost EVERYTHING! If Chapter 19 and 23 are anything, even other infectees don't fair any better, unless that infectee is Thoma possessed by the Bible of the Silver Cross or Hades Vandein.
- Not So Invincible After All: As of later chapters, this trope has been slowly creeping in since Cypha's defeat in Chapter 24. In Chapter 29, Teana has shown their chances at studying the Eclipse by nullifying their Healing Factor with bullets filled with antibiotics. Compounding with the improvements done to the Anti-EC equipment, Section Six are now capable of doing reliable damage to infectees. Even Veyron acknowledges that they no longer have a one-sided advantage anymore.
- Power High: They enjoy their Eclipse powers a bit too much.
- Power Tattoo: Every one of them has the same kind of markings, implying to be the result of the Eclipse.
- Sigil Spam: All of them do share one marking pattern: A stylized design of a wing.
- Pragmatic Villainy:
- Arnage and Veyron attack the two other Eclipse-infected because the Hückebein don't attack innocents willy-nilly and their doing so brings unnecessary attention on the Hücks, who are convenient to misblame.
- This also extends to their behavior around Thoma. They make the effort to avoid harming the people he loves to avoid causing disfavor with someone they want to join them. Arnage is the only one who seems sincere on her feelings with wanting him to join though.
- Psychopathic Manchildren: Although one of them is an actual kid. They don't seem to give much concern about anything unless it is them and indulge in rather hedonistic activities when they aren't doing an errand or job.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge/It's Personal: To Hades and his Vandein Company.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!
- Shameful Strip: When the Hückebein capture Thoma's group, they proceed to strip them of all the equipment they can remove. Unsurprisingly, while Thoma is able to keep the Instant Armor that comes with his Kurokishi Mode, Lily and Isis are left completely naked while their enemies interrogate them. However, the Hückebein have enough dignity to cover the girls with towels and let them being interrogated by Arnage and Cypha, while Thoma is interrogated by Fortis and DeVille.
- Sliding Scale of Undead Regeneration: Between the Type III and Type IV.
- Smug Snake: Most of them, although Cypha, Fortis and Curren take the cake and eat it. Arguably, some of them can give Quattro a run for her money in this department.
- Smug Super: All of them know exactly how invincible they are, and won't hesitate to tell you how futile it is to try and fight them.
- The Sociopath
- Spell My Name with an "S": Most fans don't have an Ü on their keyboard, that's why they incorrectly spell the Hückebein as "Huckebein" which is wrong. To avoid this problem, "Hueckebein" should be fine (Ü=Ue). This is also the fault of the fan translators that's why most fans are sticking with the incorrect spellingnote .
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: No shit.
- Straw Nihilist: Even if their true philosophy is yet to be detailed, their habits and tendency to hate the world become this.
- Super Mode: When they "react" they acquire new Divider forms and in some cases new armor and physical features. They also become more invincible.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: It seems their role are similar with Wolkenritter during A's, albeit more grim.
- Technically Living Zombie: If Veyron's awakening without his heart in Chapter 30 to be believed.
- Too Powerful to Live: Type 1 - They are overpowered as hell and are easily the most dangerous characters around, but they didn't disappear quickly and as a consequence they're dominating the story for now.
- The Unfettered
- Unskilled, but Strong: With the exception of Veyron (who can't react) and a few others, a large majority of the Hückebein are very over-reliant on the powers of the Eclipse virus and their Dividers. The only thing mitigating this is how broken their power is.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Like most characters from the franchise, they are named after cars.
- Villain Protagonist: Depending how you look at them.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Towards Thoma.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In chapter 17, Curren makes a speech to SS6 that paints the Hückebein in this light, stating they are simply punishing people who mask their evil intentions under the idea they are "good". Her speech applies to her group just as much as the company she was targeting.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: They seem to become this. Sure, they have to try to find a way so they could control their Eclipse disease. But their unsympathetic actions, like slaughtering villages and communities, massacring the innocent people who had nothing to do with their affair is not a justifications for their reason to survive. Emphasize more on "Destroyer of Worlds" rather than "Woobie", due their personality.
- You Can't Fight Fate: Their general reaction to Section 6 trying to save Thoma and finding a cure to the Eclipse in general is mostly this.
The leader and founder of the Hückebein family. She gathers several Eclipse infectees to her family and she wants to adopt Thoma, too. Curren is one of the first generation of the Eclipse infectees.
Tropes related to Curren:
- Badass Adorable: As smug as she is, one can't deny that she demonstrated the legitimacy of her badass credentials by one-shotting three of the most powerful current characters with a normal sword and not even bothering to activate her Eclipse powers. And she makes cute faces very often. Her Teenage Mode is even more adorable, and it lacks her evil expressions.
- Bare Your Midriff
- The Baroness: Chapter 17, of the Sexpot variety. Badass in a Nice Suit with a rapier.
- Big Bad: The official leader of the Hückebein Family.
- Big Damn Heroes: Inverted in the villain-saving-villain sense. When Hayate is casting the Heimdall spell to bring an iceberg on the Hückebein ship, it looks like Cypha can't carve it up in time until Curren shanks the former, causing the iceberg to break.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Her laid-back and child-like behavior has a habit of giving way to her ruthless and more unhinged side rather often.
- Cat Smile: Sports something similar to this in Chapter 13 after stabbing Hayate.
- Combat Pragmatist: If her behavior in Chapter 13 and 29 are anything to go by, Curren is not the type to play fair and screw around with her opponents too much.
- Creepy Child: If her younger appearance to be believed, then she may or may not become this.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Defeats Vita and Erio with ease despite both being armed with Strike Cannons, she even managed to destroy both AEC weapons with a sword that wasn't even a Divider.
- Come Chapter 28 and she ends up on the receiving end along with Veyron thanks to Hades.
- Cloudcuckoolander: A villainous example, and not meant to be endearing. To add some perspective, fellow Hückebeins Cypha, Fortis and Arnage are more closer to reality than she is. For example, she mentioned she has finally made her debut in Chapter 13 with a pseudo Cat Smile and acted like the battle was a stage. In another, when she is contacting Thoma via his book, she is multi-tasking and nonchalantly discussing a meeting even though Section Six might be listening in. Finally, if Vandein's lines are anything, she doesn't seem to take the infection as seriously as most.
- Deadpan Snarker: When she is really condescending, she tends to indulge in belittling in her foes.
- Disproportionate Retribution: After realizing that she and other fellow Hückebeins become scapegoats by Vandein, she retaliates by demolishing the Fourth Factory and sending her family after Vandein's agents.
- Dual Age Modes: Just like Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Fabia in ViVid, she can change her age whatever she wants. As seen in Chapter 29, she has a Teenage Mode which is rarely or never seen even among the Hückebein members.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She shows up as a silhouette and is mentioned at least once early on in one of the chapters before making her actual appearance.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first appearance is impaling Hayate in the back and sporting a Cat Smile before retreating, establishing herself as a Combat Pragmatist who is rather immature.
- Fairy Tale Motifs: Her named spells seem to be based around this, like Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Cinderella, as seen in chapter 28. Quite appropriate for a younger character.
- Faux Affably Evil: The silly mannerisms and the laid back way she acts to Thoma hides the fact she is just as vicious and ruthless as the rest of the Hückebein. Lampshaded by Reinforce Zwei when she warns Thoma to not forget she is acting like that to appeal to him.
- Fingerless Gloves: Part of her battle attire.
- Foil: Arguably, to Hayate. Both are revered among their peers and are their leaders, own powerful books, and possess great ability to lead. As for differences, Hayate is one of the strongest mages who sucks in melee and was highly mature even as a child, while Curren is one of the strongest Eclipse infectees, a monster in close combat and is downright immature even as an adult. Or as teenager.
- She also is a foil to Thoma and Lily. Like them, she has stronger-than-normal Eclipse power, a book user, and has a slightly childish outlook on life. Unlike them, she knows how to utilize her powers fully.
- In an odd way, she is also one to Vivio. She also has the ability change her body age, but unlike Vivio, she is lacking in maturity and is a Jerkass while Vivio is Wise Beyond Their Years and is a Nice Girl. Their transformation magic work in opposite ways: Vivio transforms to become physically older, while Curren transforms to become physically younger. Also, while Vivio is a protagonist of her own series, Curren is an antagonist (or Villain Protagonist, depending how you look it) of this one.
- Giggling Villain: Typically, characters who speak with musical notes use it in a somewhat endearing manner. Curren does not.
- Green Thumb: A lot of her book's powers involves plants.
- Hey, You!: Actually averted in chapter 29, where she asks for and calls Fate by her last name. This is after Fate and Erio land a combo attack on her, so it could mean she's willing to show some respect now.
- The Hedonist: Albeit in extreme way.
- Hope Bringer: To the rest of the Hückebein family. Demonstrated when she appeared and stabbed Hayate In the Back dispelling the HEIMDALL spell which had been putting the Hücks on a tight spot, upon seeing her all the Hückebein rejoiced which was followed by Curren's speech. Say what you want about the woman and her horrible crimes and smugeness but you must admit she's a born leader with a great charisma.
- Idiot Hair
- Insufferable Genius
- In the Back: Does this to Hayate.
- Jerkass: She is as much of this trope as she is a badass. She can even trump the other Hückebeins, if not other Eclipse infectees, in this department outside of Cypha.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Played with. Her sword breaks after destroying Vita's and Erio's Strike Cannons, yes. But she was also using a completely mundane weapon with no magical ability at all when she destroyed them.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: For someone who is a bit egotistical, Curren knows when to cut her losses.
- Mood-Swinger: She can be either overly cute and cheerful or very dark and creepy.
- A Mother To Her Eclipse Infectee Family: She is the leader of the Hückebeins and seems to be well-respected by them.
- Benevolent Boss: Moodiness aside, she is rather respectful to her own family members and wasn't keen on selling Thoma over to Hades, even using her abilities to assure their safety while fighting with them.
- Our Founder: Formed the Hückebein family.
- Perky Female Minion: The Big Bad version of it. She can be really cheerful, funny and childish, but being a Mood-Swinger, it does not last long... unless she's cute and funny again... and then not.
- Psychopathic Womanchild: She has some rather childish mannerisms for someone who is the head of a group of killers.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Sometimes when she's in undercover.
- Purple Eyes: It's a bit hard to notice her eye color because of her very big irises.
- The Rival: Just like Cypha and Arnage to Signum and Isis respectively, she may or may not become this to Hayate, for some reasons.
- Say It with Hearts: She occasionally speaks with musical notes at the end of her sentences. This is mostly to assure how childish she is.
- Single-Stroke Battle: How long all of her battles so far have lasted.
- Smug Snake: Though a very competent and high-functioning one, unlike Cypha.
- The Trickster
- Troll: Easily become the most troll in entire Nanoha series, and she really loves pulling her tricks to her opponents. For example:
- Delivering the video message to entire Section 6 in Chapter 17, to not interfere with their business, in order to minimize casualties.
- Before that, she doing this to Hayate, after stabbing her. Following this action, she decides it would be appropriate to make cutesy faces.
- And now she pull this to Fate, by reverting to her teenage form and runaway alongside with other Hückebeins.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Toyota Curren.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Although she's not injured badly, she's pulling this by suggesting Fate and other Section 6 members to arrest Hades, then she's reverts to her teenage form and retreat alongside with her fellow Hückebein.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has dark blue hair.
Veyron of Hückebein
VeyronThe first introduced antagonist, who was seeking Lily and Thoma's Divider. Veyron is the only member of the Hückebein without a personal Reactor. He's one of the first generation of Eclipse infectees. The Divider-928 is his favorite weapon.
Tropes related to Veyron:
- Aloof Ally: A villain example.
- Aloof Big Brother: Towards Stella, Arnage and Rosalia.
- Bifurcated Weapon: A shotgun-like weapon with a blade on it.
- Badass Biker: He rides a bike and is one of the few Hückebein who have shown legitimate badass cred by virtue of his fighting skills and inability to fall on an ability to react. Fortis even mentioned the idea of getting him a better Divider in order to react, but Veyron's response was that he was good enough as he is. Curren even has high regards for him as a competent battler.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: In earlier chapters, it was heavily implied that he was one of the two who attacked the Vaizen Mines that caused Thoma years of hell before running into Subaru, but he doesn't seem to recall the details or even care for that matter.
- Characterization Marches On: Veyron was far more prone to laughing maniacally and sporting Cypha-level grins in earlier chapters compared to the more quiet and stoic personality that he currently has.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. In chapter 19, a brief shot of his memories shows a long-haired, ill-looking girl with the same hair color and the same two Idiot Hairs as him.
- The Dragon: Curren seems to have special attention to him more than the others in their group, implying he may be this in spite of lacking an ability to React.
- Establishing Character Moment: Thoma and co. first encounter him in a Church full of slain nuns. Not only this establishes him as a nonchalant killer, but does it to the Hückebein and most Eclipse infectees as a whole.
- Evil Laugh: Mostly in earlier chapters.
- Face Palm of Doom: Gets this done to him by Diego, but it doesn't take. Returns the favour more permanently shortly afterwards.
- Honor Before Reason: Tries to insist he can fight well despite being unable to react, even though it is clear there are times where he cannot catch up to the others well. Even with Rosalia there to prevent the Eclipse Dominant from keeping him bedridden, he doesn't want her as his Reactor Plug out of belief he will get weaken (when it means being able to React) and is annoyed Curren is willing to freeze him for the safety of the group.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The huge guy to Rosalia who is very small. Veyron is almost as tall as DeVille.
- In-Series Nickname: Most female members call him "Vey".
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Diego was seriously asking for it in the short chapter he was in for all the asshole behavior he was exhibiting even for an Eclipse infectee.
- No Badass to His Valet: According to Sonica, he is one of the few Hückebein who does not buy into Thoma in spite of the group desiring him and his Story-Breaker Power. In fact, he considered Thoma a brat.
- Only Sane Man: While his mind isn't any more intact than Cypha or Arnage, he seems to be the only one in general to be aware of Thoma's general uselessness and doesn't think he is worth recruiting due to being a liability more than anything. Even though others insist, Veyron's point is still correct.
- Power Fist: Along with his Divider, he uses this to make up for being unable to react.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's a villain with red eyes.
- The Rival: Was introduced as one for Thoma, but they seem to have forgotten about that for the time being. There was some implications that he might been a culprit in the destruction of his hometown.
- He is slowly developded as an Evil Counterpart in recent chapters, with Rosalia slowly becoming his Reactor Plug like Lily to Thoma.
- Slasher Smile: Usually in combat.
- The Stoic: A lot better at keeping his composure than Cypha.
- Super Mode: Averted. He is the only known Eclipse infectee who cannot react. While he can get by, the lack of an ability to react has causes Veyron some trouble.
- Taking the Bullet: Takes a hit directed at Sonica by Vandein in Chapter 29, at the cost of his heart.
- Trademark Favorite Drink: Seems to be drinking beer often.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Bugatti Veyron.
- Weak, but Skilled: He can't React, but that hasn't stopped him from holding his own against RF 6 or defeating a Reacted enemy Eclipse infectee in direct combat.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's only weaker in comparison with his fellow Hückebeins. He still has very high endurance(as shown when he withstood a direct shot from a Strike Cannon and continued to fight despite bleeding) and his Claw Grab equipment has easily put him on par with other Reacted EC-Drivers. He has also showed himself to be even stronger than Subaru. Coupled with his Determinator qualities and cool head, he is quite the dangerous opponent.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: The Reacted EC-Drivers he had fought on-screen were implied to have had an infection that wasn't the real thing. When he fights an infectee who won on the higher tier of the lottery, such as Vandein, he ends up getting thrashed.
- Worthy Opponent: He was surprised at how well Thoma was holding up in their initial fight, even impressed at how he got some damage and was disappointed to run out of ammo.
Cypha of Hückebein
One of the main combatants of the Hückebein. She becomes Signum's rival since their first battle. She owns the Divider-944 and the Reactor König-09.
Tropes related to Cypha:
- The Ace: She likes to describe herself as this. How true that is, however, is yet to be confirmed.
- An Arm and a Leg: In the two battles she has had with Signum, she has lost an arm on each side of her body. Unfortunately, she has a regeneration ability.
- Ax-Crazy: The most mentally unstable of all Hückebeins. While her thinking has always been that way, it got worse when she saw Signum.
- Badass Longcoat
- Black Swords Are Better: Her Divider-944 is a black sword. Reacted with her Reactor König-09, she has two black swords.
- Blood Knight: Her previous stoicism is replaced by bloodthirsty enthusiasm once Signum starts putting up a good fight. And, as the following events show, she will do anything to win.
- Boobs of Steel: Just beats out Reinforce for the largest bust in the series, and is the most physically-oriented fighter of the female Hückebein.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: It took her a few minutes to remember exactly which colony Signum was accusing her of slaughtering, in spite of the fact that she personally murdered every single one of the nearly eighty inhabitants.
- Butt Monkey: A non-comedic example. See Paper Tiger below for explanation.
- Combat Sadomasochist: A downplayed variation.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Quinn Garland of the Grendel Family. Cypha overpowers her at first, then Quinn reveals she was only using the basic form of her Divider and promptly reacts. Cypha quickly trashes her anyway.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blond with yellow/golden eyes.
- Dark Action Girl: Probably the darkest action girl.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: The very first example after the white-haired Zafira.
- Dual Wielding: Dual-wielding BFS's, even.
- Evil Counterpart: Seems to be deliberately designed as this to Signum. Both are busty swordswomen, but Signum is The Stoic Pink Heroine with both eyes intact and a single Western-style sword, while Cypha is a Psychotic Smirker evil blonde with an Eyepatch of Power who dual wields Katanas.
- Evil Gloating: To Signum, about slaughtering a world's entire population.
- Evil Mentor: Tries to play as one to Thoma whenever she meets up with him. In Chapter 23, she shows him a few basic tricks provided by the Eclipse virus to become a better fighter. This is probably because she wants him skilled enough by the time he is in their family.
- Eyepatch of Power: Has a metallic eyepiece.
- Gratuitous German: Her Divider's name is König, which is German for "King".
- In Love with Your Carnage: Her reaction to being hit by Thoma'sDivide Zero "Eclipse" and forced out of her Reacted Mode came off in the tone of pure admiration.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Her Divider-944 has the form of a long, black, modified katana. Reacted, it takes the form of two black BFSs.
- Kick Them While They Are Down / No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Seems to be fond of this as she did that to Signum and attempted to do the same to Quinn.
- Mood-Swinger: She can be either stoic or psychotic, depending on the situation.
- Not So Stoic: She's a very serious woman in contrast to Curren and Arnage, but Cypha has a very sadistic personality and shows it in combat.
- Oh, Crap!: She... underestimated Signum, to put it lightly.
- Paper Tiger: An understated example. Despite having a threatening appearance and personality, so far Cypha has gotten smacked around by Signum with a handicap (admittedly before reacting), not proven to be a great challenge for Fate without one, knocked unconscious by Thoma with Divider Zero "Eclipse", failed to impede Heimdall when it was about to destroy the Esquad, and now been defeated and forced to flee by Signum, with an arguably worse handicap this time.
- Pride: Her boasts seems emphasize to this. See But for Me, It Was Tuesday and Evil Gloating.
- Fatal Flaw: As it has been show, her pride blindsides her and causes her to severely underestimate things.
- Psycho for Hire
- Psychotic Smirk: This seems to be her default expression when not interacting with other Hückebein members and being afraid of Signum.
- The Rival: To Signum.
- Ignored Rival: Zigzagged. While Signum acknowledges her as a personal enemy, she still is a professional and would rather focus on the arrest more than finishing personal business.
- Sadist: And bloody hell how! It was clear she was outright screwing with Quinn in their fight in Chapter 23 likely for this reason.
- Slasher Smile: In combat.
- Smug Snake: Several examples since her introduction but special mention goes to Ch. 24. When Signum finally returns with an AEC-Equipement and challenge Cypha to a re-match, Cypha's reaction was to fight Signum with a Divider taken from an enemy she just trashed shortly before (see Curb-Stomp Battle above for details) instead of using her own, furtherly mocking Signum's low-level threat to her eye. And that utterly bit her back in the ass.
- Token Wholesome: Unlike the other two adult female Eclipse Drvers of the Hückebein, Cypha's normal outfit is a fully-covering bodysuit. But Pure Is Not Good, and despite her conservative clothing she's the most outwardly vicious of the lot.
- Underestimating Badassery: While she does have the Eclipse virus giving her a bit of help, Cypha really should not be underestimating Signum.
- Villainous Breakdown: She was keeping calm in her rematch with Signum until the former surprised her with a few alloy needles from her shield. After that, her combat performance went downhill.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Toyota WiLL Cypha.
- Villainous Rescue: In chapter 23 she swoops in the nick of time to save Thoma, Erio and Caro from the Grendel Family.
- Villainous Valour: Has shown shades of this as she rushed without thinking it twice to try stop Hayate's Heimdall spell froim crushing her comrades even after the latter started overwhelming her with the Phalanx Shift. She also fought fearlessly against an upgraded Signum after confirming the new Gladiator unit is resistant to her viralizing ability.
Arnage of Hückebein
A cheerful young girl who is one of the youngest member among the Hückebein. She develops a rival relationship with Isis. She has the Divider-718.
Tropes related to Arnage:
- An Arm and a Leg: Apparently lost a leg in the past on some misadventure while discussing how Fortis was helping Veyron.
- Bare Your Midriff
- BFGs: Biggest example of this in Nanoha, which is really saying something.
- Big Eater: Implied to be one of the reasons the Hückebein restore their food stocks rather frequently.
- Blood Knight: Unlike Cypha, she sees the notion of fighting Special Duty Section Six with pure enthusiasm rather than immense sadism.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Villainous example. She is brash, loud, and energetic compared to most of the group. She also emphasizes the 'bruiser' with sheer firepower.
- The Brute: Put bluntly, Arnage is not one for strategy or subtlety. First of all, she'd rather just blast down anything with the sheer power of her Reacted Divider. Second, it didn't take long for Arnage to get frustrated in her skirmish with Isis precisely because her typical tactics of resorting to overwhelming firepower does not work.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Until DeVille interfered, Arnage was practically unable to do anything to Isis. Needless to say, Isis practically made her look like an idiot.
- Cool Big Sis: Her introductory scene has her hanging out with Stella and she seems to act laid back around most of her group when she isn't being batshit insane. She was also very open to the idea of adopting Rosalia into the group while Veyron was aloof. In addition, her comments to Thoma were that she wants to help him out, meaning she legitimately cares for him.
- Cowgirl: Dones this kind of dress with a cowboy hat included in her appearance in Chapter 18 and 19. She drops this outfit by her next appearance though.
- Dark Action Girl: A lighter example in comparison to Cypha and Curren due to Arnage rather funny character. Nevertheless, she has the same Eclipse powers as the other Hückebein.
- Didn't See That Coming: Didn't expect Isis to be that troubling of an opponent.
- Evil Redhead: Her Force-Next profile's coloured illustration revealed her ginger-ness.
- Fiery Redhead: Falls into this also due to the personality.
- Expy: As a busty, tattooed Big Eater Fiery Redhead Genki Dark Action Girl With Gatlings who favours skimpy clothing, specifically a tank top and short shorts, she hits the right notes to remind one of Yoko, Revy and the Heavy.
- Gatling Good: Her Divider in Reacted Mode.
- Genki Girl: Unless severely pissed off, she is rather upbeat.
- Goggles Do Nothing: She always wears them for apparently no reason.
- Guns Akimbo: She does this with BFGs, each twice the size of her.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Saying that she gets frustrated easily would be an understatement.
- Jerkass: Strips Isis naked for absolutely no reason, then mocks her lack of a bust.
- Macross Missile Massacre/More Dakka: In Reacted Mode her Dividers become ether two gatling guns or six rocket launchers. Each!
- Ms. Fanservice: Rather sizable bust? Check. Very revealing clothing? Double check.
- The Nicknamer: Mostly towards Isis in regards to her cup-size. A number of the Hückebein adopt those names when referring to her when talking to Thoma.
- Oh, Crap!: Freaks out when seeing Thoma's Hundred Million attack. And she also underestimated Isis "Flatty" Egret and her chemicals.
- Perky Female Minion: Her character is not as dark as the others, but she has a cheerful personality and is actually the funniest of them.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Fortis does not want her to engage in combat inside the Esquad. After seeing her react, it was clear she would have probably caused a lot of damage to the ship by accident due to her personality. Needless to say, she likely has the most offense potential of the Hückebein.
- The Rival: Not shown as such, but she gives off this vibe towards Isis like how Cypha is to Signum and how Veyron was to Thoma.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Times two.
- Shoot the Bullet: Does this against Thoma.
- Superpower Lottery: She is the only known Eclipse infectee so far with two different Reacted Modes.
- Trigger Happy: She opted to do the trope mentioned above as a solution towards the "Hundred Million" attack instead of fleeing, and it worked. In addition, her main approach is essentially "react and shoot first".
- Violent Glaswegian: It sounds like she is from the fantasy equivalent of Scotland/Ireland given she says things with an accent ('ey, 'ell, etc), has the red hair associated, and has a bit of a temper to match.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Bentley Arnage.
- Wave Motion Gun: Her Divider's Second Reacted Mode.
DeVille of Hückebein
DeVilleA muscular and quiet man with teleportation abilities. He has the Divider-695 and is Reactor is Lange.
Tropes related to DeVille:
- An Axe to Grind: A Big Fucking one. Twice his size in Reacted Mode.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Not the sclera, but his irises are black.
- Bifurcated Weapon: His Devider is a rifle with axe blades.
- Big Damn Heroes: Inverted villainous example. He saves Arnage from Isis. Assuming Isis could have hurt her that is.
- Blind Obedience
- The Brute: Prefers to teleport and take down his opponents and get it over with.
- Combat Pragmatist: Utilizes teleportation to get the drop on people with his Divider and without saying a word.
- Dynamic Entry: Pulls this on Isis and Nanoha. The later fails.
- Marked Change / One-Winged Angel: Really stands out among the Hückebein because his Reacted Mode changes his entire appearance.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Unlike the other Hückebein, he doesn't let the Smug Super feeling overwhelm him as he isn't the type to play with the enemy.
- Lightning Bruiser: He is The Big Guy of Hückebein. Who teleports in combat.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In his Reacted Mode, gaining long hair
- The Quiet One: It's easy to miss, but he doesn't do a whole lot of chatting compared to the rest of his members.
- The Stoic: He's a very serious man. Unlike the other members, he never smiles.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Could be for General Motors Statesman de Ville, Cadillac Coupe de Ville or Cadillac Sedan de Ville.
- Teleportation Spam: His ability Short Jump is short range teleportation. That makes him a high-speed combatant.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Though, he has some shirts or suits.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Literally.
Fortis of Hückebein
FortisAn effeminate looking young man, who usually stands in the background.
Tropes related to Fortis:
- Affably Evil: Speaks quite politely to Thoma in chapter 8, even when conversation turns to... less savory topics.
- Blasphemous Boast: Claims that even God will not be able to save Thoma.
- Bishounen: Yes, he's a guy. Though, in recent chapters he's drawn a bit manlier.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: He nearly ended up making a bad impression on Thoma before the former ended up getting friendly with the other members, and has a habit of underestimating things often.
- Dissonant Serenity: See Affably Evil.
- Evil Genius: Mentioned to be the brains of the group in his Force Analyzer profile.
- Informed Ability: The only things he's done so far in the story are exposit information and stand in the bridge doing absolutely nothing in the middle of an attack. It seems like this intelligence doesn't extend to actual fighting, ironically. Then there was the fact he was doing the opposite of winning Thoma over by discussing unsavory things like murder.
- Evil Mentor: Tries to come off as one to Thoma when they met, but see Villain Ball below for details.
- It Gets Easier: His attitude on killing, which is necessary for him to survive. Thoma does not seem to agree.
- The Medic: Acts as the doctor for the Hückebeins, as show in Chapter 30. However, it's mentioned that medicine is not his speciality.
- Mission Control: He was directing the rest of his family and providing information away from everyone else during one of their raids on one of Vandein's factories. He was also spending most of his time with Stella on the Esquad when Section 6 was chasing them.
- Mr. Exposition: He was this in-universe for Thoma by being the first person to explain some of the details of how the nature of the virus works for him. He never got around to explaining details on the "zero effect".
- Non-Action Guy: We have yet to see him do anything outside of being Mission Control while the other male Hückebeins have displayed their abilities.
- Not Me This Time: When he finds records on Thoma of his home town being wiped out, he says matter-of-factly that Hückebein couldn't be responsible. If they had, not even Thoma would have been left alive. He says this calmly, with a smile on his face.
- Super Strength: Introductory scene has Fortis catching Veyron's soda can and casually crushing it into a small, tight, ball the size of a thimble.
- Tap on the Head: A karate chop on Veyron's neck to prevent him from going out, saving his life. Even though it doesn't knock him out.
- Underestimating Badassery: "Everyone, we have a TSAB ship on our tail. I've sent a message advising them to surrender."
- He also underestimated Thoma's mental condition and felt it was safe to simply tie him up. Cue to getting hit with the Divide Zero "Eclipse" and being threatened by Thoma with another blast if he didn't let Special Duty Section 6 and his friends go.
- A few chapters later, he is watching Nanoha battle Thoma with the Fortress and remarks that he isn't impressed with their Anti-EC equipment. He likely has a different opinion now that Cypha got her ass handed to her by Signum and Curren got skewered by Fate and Erio.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Lancer/Galant Fortis, Market-Based Title for the 2007-on Mitsubishi Lancer.
- Too Dumb to Live/Villain Ball: Yep, tell the guy you want to recruit that you'd have killed him without batting an eye if you had met him before this. That will definitely make him want to join you.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's either greenish blue, bluish green or turquoise.
Stella is the youngest member of the Hückebein family and she's the pilot of the Esquad Hückebein.
Tropes related to Stella:
- Cheerful Child: Normally.
- Creepy Child: When piloting the Hückebein's base/ship.
- Cute Mute: She typically communicates solely through facial expressions and pantomime that the other Hückebeins translate into complete sentences... somehow. She becomes capable of speech only after merging with the Hückebein's ship.
- She later speaks even without Reacting, though.
- Cute and Psycho: Imagine someone like Vivio infected with the Eclipse virus.
- Enfant Terrible
- From the Mouths of Babes: Non-sexual example, and this is not for comedic purpose. See Moral Myopia below.
- Girlish Pigtails: Has very similar pigtails like Vivio.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: The Force true colored manga shows that her eyes glow all the time when she's piloting the Esquad Hückebein.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair seems to be orange or reddish blond.
- Moral Myopia: Refers to the TSAB Forces intruding on their ship as "bugs" and argues that the TSAB shouldn't be coming after them for their killings since they do them on non-administrated worlds. Could be justified due to her young age.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She's a villain.
- Spaceship Girl: She seems to have the power to control the Hückebein Family's spaceship fortress by merging her consciousness with it. She can even enhance the ship's powers and repair damage it's taken.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She looks very similar to Vivio, another huge moe factor.
- Tagalong Kid: The only child of the group.
- Token Mini-Moe: For the Hückebein, but her behavior tends to fling all "moe" points out of the window.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She is the youngest known Eclipse infectee and she shares their same enthusiasm for bloodthirstiness, destruction and murder.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Subaru Stella.
Sonica LilianThe Hückebein "Fortune Teller" who meets up with Cypha in Chapter 25 . She is their irreplacable informant and interrogator.
Tropes related to Sonica:
- Berserk Button: Isn't fond of doing things for free, especially if they were nothing.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: According to Fortis, if she wanted to bother, she can get all information out of her targets. Of course, she doesn't want to do it.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Chapter 26 reveals she has an amazing talent at extracting information/"data" off the people she touches and is essentially a downright irreplacable informant or interrogator. Unfortunately, Fortis notes she beats to her own drum, is never on time, and charges her clients an exorbitant fee, even with a discount. Sonica notes the 800K cost isn't so bad considering those will pay for her services tenfold.
- Chained by Fashion: Downplayed. She wears some chains around her hip with her belt and at the shoes, but that seems to be in.
- Cry Cute: When Veyron is lying in her arms without his heart.
- Deadpan Snarker: Gives off this vibe in regards to the people she is working with, with the first time towards Cypha in regards to getting thrashed and nearly captured due to pride.
- Debt Detester: Doesn't like owing debts to people and prefers to pay them back as quickly as possible, preferably in non-monetary ways.
- Knowledge Broker: She is essentially this thanks to her ability.
- Mind Probe: Can extract information from other people.
- Money Fetish: She loves it and believes it is a key to success. It's also part of why she has insane charges for her services.
- Neutral Female: Is a non-combatant, which is justified because her skills are for information than battle.
- Nice Hat
- No Sense of Personal Space: She has no trouble having her arm around Veyron and getting into his drinks.
- Secret Keeper: She knows some rather embarrassing memories about Arnage that the latter doesn't want slipped out. She uses this as a basis to make sure she pays up.
- The Smart Girl: Is actually better than Fortis at this because of her ability to extract information.
- The Team Normal: In Chapter 28, when she along with Curren and Veyron got trapped in binds, the latter two instantly broke out while she was still tied up. This would hinting at the Fortune Teller being possibly the only non-infected member and can explain why there is no visible markings on Sonica at all and staying close to Curren. It then gets further emphasis on Chapter 29 where Curren and Veyron are focused on keeping her safe since they know she cannot take a hit. And Chapter 30 reveals that she's not very familiar with the Hückebeins' extreme regeneration abilities; she knew they can regenerate their limbs, but when Veyron loses his heart, she freaks out in that situation.
The former Reactor Plug of the infectee Diego until he's killed by Veyron. She's taken by Veyron and Arnage to the Hückebein family, and it seems she's about to become Veyron's Reactor. Rosalia is the 5th Strosek of the Strosek series.
Tropes associated with Rosalia:
- Anti-Villain: She's actually a neutral character who just happens to be on the side of the villains.
- Artificial Human
- Blinding Bangs: Her eyes are barely seen as her hair covers them most of the time.
- Break the Cutie: Diego's was a really abusive Driver to her. And think about that she's a Strosek like Lily and what kind of experiments Lily had to suffer.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The only thing we know is a flashback and the fact her former Driver was a colossal, abusive asshole. Then there is the implications she might have been experimented on as well.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Though, it's more like a lack of normal clothes, as Diego doesn't give a crap for her unlike Thoma to Lily, and the Hückebein haven't give her proper clothes, yet.
- Evil Counterpart: To Lily. Both have similar backstories, but Rosalia had a really big Jerkass as her Driver unlike Lily. Now that Rosalia is now adopted to the Hückebein family, she supports Veyron in similar way like Lily does to Thoma.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Her irises have the form of roses.
- Fusion Dance: With Diego. It's possible she will be able to properly react with Veyron, too.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The tiny girl to Veyron. Even though Rosalia's biological age is 14 years and seven months, she's very small compared to the other females.
- Peek-a-Bangs: A rare occassion, though the eye that was shown was closed.
- Shrinking Violet: Possibly due to all the abusive treatment she got from Diego. And/or from the experiments.
- Smurfette Principle: Was the only female when she traveled with Diego and Marty.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: She might be able to give Veyron the ability to react and is able to suppress the damage being caused by Eclipse Dominant.
- Token Good Teammate: Unlike the other Hückebein, she's just neutral.
- The Quiet One: She barely talks, but she can.
- Rapunzel Hair: In a similar vain to Lily in early chapters.
- You Are Number 6: Diego always called her just "Fifth". This is mostly to emphasize even more how he never treated her like a human being.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pale pink hair.
Hades VandeinHe is the head of the Vandein corporation and is studying the Eclipse virus and the potential benefits.
Tropes related to Hades:
- Action Dad: An offhand line indicates he has at least one daughter. He supplies the Action half in recent chapters.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Seems to share this with Curren.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Subverted. He can fight on even footing with both Curren and Veyron, which is rather impressive.
- Blatant Lies: "I'm just a simple, virtuous citizen after all".
- Lampshaded by Teana in Chapter 30 when Vandein is trying to make a cover story for why Veyron's heart is at the scene and what happened. Teana responds that nobody is buying it.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Cover-Blowing Superpower: Does not want Section Six finding out he has Eclipse powers for a reason.
- Devil in Plain Sight: Very much so, and the cast can't do much thanks to their laws and regulations making it difficult to prove he is a villain.
- Dissonant Serenity: He always keeps that unnerving smile.
- Eviler Than Thou: While Curren has shown some somewhat humanizing traits (at least only towards her family members), Hades Vandein has shown nothing but a heavy air of evil since his appearance. He has such a massive Killing Intent that the cast in the area see hallucinations of it. It's hard to say if it was illusion powers or if he is that evil.
- Expy: His face has some resemblance to that of Sosuke Aizen.
- Fake Kill Scare: Chapter 26 shows the Special Duty Section 6 about to arrest Hades but we see Teana hacked apart immediately by him. Next panel shows she is alright and that everyone in area saw the same hallucination.
- Faux Affably Evil: For a man who has a charismatic smile and having a well-meaning goal, there is a heavy air of evil around him.
- Gratuitous English: In his debut, he says "That's right" in English.
- Gun And Sword: His Weapon of Choice are two Dividers, a gunblade and a shotgun.
- Killing Intent: When he's arrested, his intent to kill Teana is so massive that she and the other characters see a hallucination how he slices her down.
- Macguffin Guardian: Curren intends to get to him and have Sonica use her powers to find information on the "Seed of Origin".
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Meaningful Name: His name comes from the Greek God of the Underworld.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Hades is a typical villain name after all.
- No Sell: The first person to pull this on Curren and Veyron by shrugging off their abilities easily. That says a lot. It turns out that thanks to being directly infected by the Seed of Origin, he has the Eclipse Dominant which lets him shut down other infectees. Yikes.
- Obviously Evil: So much that it isn't even funny. The other characters don't buy his "innocence" anyway, but he still pretends to be one and tells unbelievable lies. He claims fighting the Hückebeins with his Divider as justified self-defense, and after he rips off Veyron's heart, he justs tells the TSAB that "a careless criminal just dropped it"... Yeah, they don't buy it.
- Plaguemaster: Most of the Hückebein personally believe he has had a hand in initiating the Eclipse outbreaks. Whether or not this theory is true has yet to be confirmed.
- Mostly confirmed in Chapter 28 where he knows of the source, the Seed Of Origin, and likely has that power.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It can be either Hades or Hardis. Or any other version.
- Story-Breaker Power: Not only his powers relate to the Seed Of Origin, but he curb-stomped Curren and Veyron.
- Chapter 30 adds a spotlight to put more focus. Specifically, he was infected by the Seed of Origin directly and has the ability of Eclipse Dominant, which lets him screw over any other infectees that lack a Strosek Reactor Plug. He can basically cripple any of the Hückebein.
- Superpower Lottery: Possibly more broken than Thoma's Zero Gene given the Seed Of Origin is the source of the Eclipse virus and allowed him to fight evenly with Curren and Veyron without trying. Chapter 30 goes further because by being directly infected by the Seed of Origin, he has a massive edge over most other infectees thanks to Eclipse Dominant.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: The Force true colored manga reveals his hair color as dark grey or light black.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Just like many members of the cast, he is attracted to Thoma for his potential due to the Zero Gene. In addition, he is also interested in anyone with unique abilities, such as Sonica's Mind Probe abilities and Curren.
- Villain Team-Up: He suggested one with Curren in Chapter 28 by offering information on the Seed Of Origin if they get Thoma for him. Curren turns it down because she isn't fond of selling out potential family members.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Until the cast was able to get a confession out the Grendels (who had explosives set in their brains), they were having extreme difficulty getting a warrant for his arrest.
- Visionary Villain: It's unclear whether he really meant it, but his highly unethical experiments with the Eclipse virus apparently pursue the goal of creating a new clean energy source (that his company would, of course, have the monopoly on).
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is conducting illegal experiments of the Eclipse virus by infecting people and sending them out onto low-key worlds because he is seeking to find an alternate source of energy from utilizing it.
The Grendel Family
Another set of Eclipse infectees. They were hired by Hades Vandein to steal the Raptors from Special Duty Section 6, but they ended up arrested by them. The four members are Kurt Grendel, Mariya Ranevskaya, Quinn Garland and Lolo Endive.
Tropes common to the Grendel:
- Affectionate Nickname: In the Vitriolic Best Buds sense, they like to call each other names such as "Octopus Brain" and "Dumbass".
- Butt Monkeys: As time goes on, it has been shown that these children did not win the Superpower Lottery. It really says something when they have a virus brimmed with most of the series' Nightmare Fuel and yet are not treated even remotely seriously.
- When they get shot down by Nanoha in Chapter 27 in their failed escape attempt, she addresses the four as if they were misbehaving children more than high-security prisoners.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: They might come off as disorganized teenagers, but Thoma learns the hard way not to underestimate them when Kurt shatters the blade of his Divider with ease as well as nearly strangling the boy.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Subverted. Section Six shut them down, Thoma looked like he was becoming friends with Kurt, and they seem to not mind their new conditions. Then comes their next appearances, and the four are trying to escape their prison. However, the officer who stops them from their escape and shoots them down is Nanoha...
- Didn't Think This Through: Their attempt to escape from their prison doesn't last because they didn't consider Nanoha being on guard.
- Diminishing Villain Threat: They went from somewhat intimidating and dangerous to being used for humor so far. And they're infected with a virus in a series that is the darkest in the Nanoha franchise to date.
- Explosive Leash: Oddly enough, Kurt was actually aware of the fact they were installed with explosives in their brains unlike Marty.
- Fingerless Gloves: All three of the females in the group wear these.
- Four is Death: There are four of them. Although they likely aren't very effective on inflicting the death part.
- Improbable Weapon User: Mariya uses bullets without using a gun. Lolo also gets a mention for using tasers, but both are justified for presumably being their Dividers.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: While they are still dangerous opponents, they are nowhere near as effective as the Hückebein in skill and power. As time goes on, the ineffectual part plays more and more.
- Jerkass: As expected of Eclipse infectees, but it is noted they aren't as severe as the Hückebein.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": Most of them dropped bricks when they learned the facility that they were being house to was being guarded by Vita, Nanoha and Hayate.
- Small Name, Big Ego: They think they can do anything now that they have the Eclipse virus. The TSAB and Cypha show them otherwise. Case in point, Quinn was noted to be the Grendels' best fighter but didn't hold a candle to her first real opponent.
- Underestimating Badassery: Which is what eventually lead to their downfall.
- Teens Are Monsters: It's implied the four of them are teen-aged.
- Undying Loyalty: Lolo, Quinn, and Mariya are loyal to Kurt for one reason or another.
- Villainous Vitriolic Friendship
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They are rather close for a group that likes to snap at each other exchange death threats.
The head and founder of the Grendel family.
Tropes associated with Kurt:
- Affably Evil: He was very cooperative in the interrogation.
- Benevolent Boss: Kurt was willing to die in the middle of an interrogation from an implanted explosive if it would mean his friends would come out free and unharmed. That makes him one of the more noble people infected with the Eclipse.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Kurt has a rather small-sized Divider compared to other Eclipse infectees, as mentioned by Lily.
- Evil Laugh: He laughs very often.
- Heavy Sleeper: Kurt sleeps through the trip on way to their prison area, in which the rest of the group was exchanging insults and death threats.
- Hey, You!: They rarely call Kurt by his actual name, instead referring to him as "Dumbass".
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Kurt invokes this by pulling out a candy bar out of nowhere in the middle of interrogation, foreshadowing his ability in Chapter 27.
- The Leader: There is a reason why the family is named after him.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: His teeth are all sharp fangs.
- Slasher Smile: He does this quite a bit.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: He barely reacts when his three subordinates are naked.
- The One Guy: Kurt is the only male of the bunch.
- Smarter Than You Look: For someone whose nickname is "dumbass" among his friends, Kurt has a habit of displaying his leadership skills among the Grendel and is much more competent than Thoma.
- Space Master:Kurt can warp his posessions, and his friends' too if they are touching him, without any effort. On the downside, he could can only retrieve items considered "his" or his friends if they are in contact with him. The range seems to be wide given Kurt was able to take back Quinn's Divider, which was stolen by the Hückebein.
- One of the requirements for his ability is for the item he wants to retrieve to be in the same dimension as he is. Thus the only way to keep Kurt from getting back "his" possessions is to place them in another dimension.
- Take Over the City: Kurt's original plan, which surprised Thoma at how small-scaled it was.
- Super Strength: Kurt nearly strangled Thoma to death after effortlessly destroying his Divider, but Erio and Caro could save him.
- True Companions: Seems to treat his family as this.
- Tsurime Eyes: One of the best examples in the franchise.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted. He has silver hair but it quickly turns out that Kurt is not an extreme Jerkass like a large majority of other infectees and has some humanizing traits. He is still has issues due to the virus, but he is merely a gangster at best when it comes to being evil.
The sniper of the Grendel family and Kurt's right hand.
Tropes associated with Mariya:
- Badass Longcoat: The most competent member of the four and wears a coat.
- Boobs of Steel: She's the bustiest of the Grendel girls, did more damage than the rest of her team during their debut, and Kurt even intends for her to become his successor should he die.
- Cold Sniper: She is also the Only Sane Man of the group given Lolo is a bit out there, Quinn is a temperamental Tsundere, and Kurt is an idiot.
- Dark Action Girl
- The Dragon: To Kurt.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: In order to apprehend Mariya, Isis has to "destroy her lower extremities". In other words, she uses one of her perfumes to dissolve/burn away everything from her hips down. We are only shown the perfume creeping up on Mariya, Perfy reporting success, and a much later shot where Mariya's legs appear normal but her socks and boots are gone.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She is easily becomes angry. It does not help she is the sanest one in the group.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: All three of the girls are more competent than Kurt, but Mariya stands out. Due to being (mostly) sane compared to the others, she caused the most damage of the four by sniping Thoma and the Raptors into submission without any effort. Kurt is aware of this and actually intended for her to take over in the event of his death because of it.
- Improbable Weapon User: Mariya uses bullets without using a gun.
- Perpetual Frowner
- Only Sane Woman: Kurt is a bit of a ditz, Quinn has anger issues, and Lolo is straight out there. While Mariya has some psychological problems herself, she easily qualifies for this among her group.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Bubblegum.
- Tsurime Eyes
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Yet another Nanoha character with purple hair.
The special attacker of the Grendel family. She has the Divider-VG4 and the Reactor Gradion'.
Tropes associated with Quinn:
- Bare Your Midriff: Her Sailor Fuku. Her Reacted Mode reveals even more.
- Berserk Button: Quinn doesn't like being compared or paired with the Hückebein. Might cross into Even Evil Has Standards since the Grendels are shown to legitimately care about each other.
- BFS: Her Divider-VG4 in Reacted Mode.
- Bridal Carry: By Thoma, much to her embarrassment.
- The Brute: The "special attacker" of the group.
- Dark Action Girl: She also wears a black Sailor Fuku and wields a black sword to match.
- Dull Surprise: She barely changes her facial expression to show her emotions.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Her Divider-VG4, but it has a saw blade.
- Luminescent Blush: When Thoma carries her.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Is the best fighter in her group, but finds out she doesn't hold a candle against Cypha.
- Pettanko: Quinn is flat unlike Lolo and Mariya.
- Sailor Fuku: She wears a black Sailor Fuku. It changes its appearance a bit when she Reacts, but it's still a Sailor Fuku.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: See Sailor Fuku above.
- Tsundere: Quinn is coming off as a heavy Type-A, and her outfit choice and her flat chests aren't helping.
- Tsurime Eyes
- Villainous Crush: After Thoma saves Quinn Garland from Cypha◊ (after the Curb-Stomp Battle), Quinn gets a blush◊.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
The courier of the Grendel family.
Tropes associated with Lolo:
- Affably Evil: She was the most conversational Grendel family member while en route to their prison when Tohma tried to strike up conversation with them.
- Badass Labcoat: Not quite a badass, but she dresses in one of these.
- Braids of Action: Though, the action part is downplayed.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Lolo gives off this vibe, given she is smiling and giggling even when captured.
- Dark Chick: Has a very upbeat personality and she seems less of a fighter than the rest.
- Drives Like Crazy: Kurt does not seem to mind. It also applies to all vehicles when she tries to help them escape with a boat.
- Genki Girl: In huge contrast to Mariya and Quinn.
- Giggling Villain: She's not as creepy and unnerving like Curren. In fact, it's quite adorable given the massive lack of malice.
- Improbable Weapon User: Lolo also gets a mention for using tasers.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Unlike the other two, Lolo doesn't mind to be naked in front of Kurt.
- Perky Female Minion
- Tareme Eyes: In stark contrast to the rest of the Grendel.
- Vague Age: Lolo invokes this by mentioning her age is a secret.