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Characters: Masou Kishin
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     Heralds of the Elemental Lords 

The Heralds of the Elemental Lords (Masou Kishin) are the major protagonists of the Masou Kishin saga of Super Robot Wars, taking place in the subterranean world "La Gias". Each of the Herald's machines are blessed by the spirits dwelling in La Gias, assisting them in combat. With the exception of Masaki Andoh, the Heralds first appeared in Super Robot Wars EX, with The Lord of Elemental Part 1 detailing how each of them arrived to La Gias and earned the right to pilot an Elemental Lord. Common tropes to the Heralds and their Elemental Lords are:

Masaki Andoh (Voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa)

The first "Banpresto Original" to appear in Super Robot Wars (although the actual first BP Original is the Big Bad from SD Hero Soukesen, an obscure Famicom game that set the formula for The Great Battle series note ), Masaki's a loud-mouthed, Hot-Blooded young man with No Sense of Direction who's the Herald of the Elemental Lord of Wind Cybuster. He's actually an Earthling from Japan, but gets summoned to La Gias by force, which wasn't much of a problem for him since he'd been alone for a long time. There, he is chosen to the next Herald of the Cybuster, gets the familiar cats Kuro and Shiro, and gains allies in the Kingdom of Langran, who created the Elemental Lords. His arch-rival is Shu Shirakawa, who kills Masaki's foster father Zeoroot Zan Zenosakis.

In his appearances in the "Classic", Super Robot Wars Alpha and Super Robot Wars Original Generation timelines, Masaki tails Shu, who flees to the surface world after doing what he does. When The Federation in any given setting falls under attack by the Divine Crusaders, extraterrestrials or what have you, Masaki assists his new comrades with their troubles. Although much of his story is sidelined until later, he becomes a great help to the teams. Ultimately, Masaki manages to kill Shu for good, after Shu taps into the power of the dark god Shiva Volkruss. With his nemesis gone, he returns to La Gias. Unfortunately, going back to the subterranean world only sets the beginning of the next arc of his story, alternately chronicled in EX, the second half of Lord of the Elemental, and Second Original Generation & its Dark Prison DLC expansion, where a mass summoning of surface dwellers brings a huge number of Masaki's old allies to La Gias, in the midst of the "Langran Civil War" between the Kingdom of Langran and the Shutendonias Alliance. Masaki, the other Heralds, his Langran allies and his former surface comrades stranded in La Gias work to quell the conflict and get everyone else home.

Just as the Guests arrive in Super Robot Wars 4 and the Second Super Robot Wars Original Generation, Masaki and his Langran allies return to the surface world to assist their friends, but head back to La Gias and its prophetic troubles regarding the Cult of Vulkruss, detailed in Revelation of Evil God.

Masaki's always seen with his trademark Humongous Mecha Cybuster; his previous machine, before being chosen to be a Herald, was the Elemental Machine (Masouki) Jaohm. He and his Elemental Lord embodies these tropes:
  • Hot Wings: Cybuster's Akashic Buster.
  • I Have Many Names: Also known as "Randol Zan Zenosakis" in La Gias, while Excellen just calls him "Masa". He dislikes being called the latter.
  • Just in Time: See Big Damn Hero. Infamous for often showing up at the last second, wiping out half the enemy forces with a Cyflash. He does it so often that it almost seems he's only showing up out of coincidence, but considering his sense of direction, that's not unlikely.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With adoptive younger sister, Presia Zenosakis. Lune Zoldark and some fans think there's more than that between them...
  • No Sense of Direction: The reason his "Strike" Spirit Command costs twice or thrice as many Spirit Points as other pilots who have it, a distinction matched only by Lunamaria Hawke, who managed to cleanly miss a battleship with a beam rifle in her home series. On another note, his lack of direction gets so bad in one game, it takes the ZERO System just to find him (even then, the system merely pinpoints the general area Masaki is in).
    • Flanderized in Original Generation: he gets lost...during a guided tour.
    • Back in Alpha, he flies the Cybuster around the world a few times just to reach Japan, a "few" meaning at least TEN times.
    • Hilariously invoked in Another Century's Episode R: traveling 4 kilometers with the Cybuster nets the player a trophy called "Isolated Lost Child".
      • In the same game, while Kyosuke Nanbu and Ryusei appear on Eria due to the a dimensional rift taking them in, Masaki is already there on Eria, and hopelessly lost. Yes, you read that right: Masaki's sense of direction is so unbelievably bad, he can cross dimensions and not even notice it.
  • Parental Abandonment: Revealed in The Lord of Elemental, his parents were killed by terrorists.
  • Power Copying: In Super Robot Wars F Final, Masaki is one of few pilots with the Dream Spirit Command, which allows him to use any Spirit Command of an allied pilot, but at double the Spirit Point cost.
  • Ramming Always Works: Cybuster's Akashic Buster and in Coffin of the End, Akashic Nova.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against Shu when he kills Zeoroot Zan Zenoskis, his foster father in La Gias.
  • Say My Name: Shuuuuuu !
  • Series Mascot: One of the major contenders for the title of "most iconic original" created by Banpresto, largely by dint of his meta-series age (he's literally been there since SRW bothered to include pilots, folks) and the sheer number of appearances. Masaki has appeared in eighteen separate titles - a good number more than the runner-ups (Shu and Lune) and quite a few more than many other characters whose franchises have sold millions of copies.note  What prevents him from definitively taking the title is the majority of his appearances are cameos - while originals like Kusuha Mizuha and Sanger Zonvolt have fewer games under their belt, both are central to their respective titles, thus have more presence in the zeitgeist.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Cybuster's Cyflash.
  • Transforming Mecha: Cybuster's Cybird form.
  • Unwanted Harem: The bait of it, which is hilarious considering polygamy is legal in La Gias.

Hwang Yang Long (Voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue)

Herald of the Elemental Lord of Fire Granveil, Yang Long is a Chinese physical education teacher with a knowledge in kung fu and has a penchant of spouting Chinese proverbs. Compared to Masaki, Yang Long's calm, cool-headed, yet more distant towards the rest of the other Heralds, either preferring to do his own line of duty or training. His familiar is the black panther Ranshao. Assigned as the bodyguard to Langran Princess Monica Grania Bilseia, Yang Long is dedicated to his position, despite Monica frequently spending her time chasing Shu around out of love. He often clashes with Saphine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace, one of Shu's followers, though this stems from him being in love with Saphine's sister Elshine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace.

Tropes associated with Yang Long and the Granveil are:
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Subverted; distant he may be, he never ever thought of "crushing the weak".
  • Asia Rune Chant: He chants this in part of the Granveil's "Kafuu Seiun Ken"
    • Becomes a Punctuated Pounding during the attack's upgrade in Revelation of Evil God as "Houguu Kafuu Seiun Ken".
  • Bodyguard Crush: To Monica
  • Bystander Syndrome: Subverted; overall, Yang Long is too occupied with his duty as a Herald that he'd rather not deal with the surface world's problems, usually opting to come back to La Gias after doing whatever he's assigned to on the surface. However, if the threat really presents itself and Masaki convinces him, Yang Long will fight for the surface.
  • Casting Gag: His voice actor is notorious in Japan for voicing (at least in the past) Bruce Lee Clones in many Japanese dubs of Chinese and Hong Kong films.
  • Combination Attack: With Tytti in Revelation of Evil God
  • Flaming Sword: Granveil's "Flame Cutter"
    • BFS: When using the Kafuu Seiun Ken, Granveil can generate a much larger flaming broadsword.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: In Pride of Justice, after Remia Zania Valfarbia goes on an emotional overload, even pulling a Leeroy Jenkins, Yang Long calms her down with a slap to her face.
  • Glass Cannon: Story-wise, the Granveil has the most powerful weapons among the Elemental Lords, sans Cosmo Nova, but its pretty fragile.
  • Hot-Blooded: After all, his nickname is the "Hot-Blooded Gym Teacher". He's still less loud and abrasive than Masaki, though.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Granveil's "Caloric Smash" is normally a steady stream of flames. Upon its upgrade to "Denkou Eiri", the flames take on the shape of a dragon. In Pride of Justice, it becomes "Denkou Eiri Shunpuu Zan", where the Granveil summons a fire dragon.

Tytti Norbuck (Voiced by Kikuko Inoue)

Herald of the Elemental Lord of Water Gaddeath (or, in some translations, Goddess...and no, it's not a literal goddess), Tytti is the first person Masaki meets when he arrives in La Gias in The Lord of Elemental Part 1. Her previous job on the surface world in Finland isn't clear, but rumors say she used to be a police officer or a race car driver. For the most part, Tytti acts like a big sister, sometimes nagging on Masaki, and is the most involved of the Heralds about the politics surrounding La Gias. Her familiars are Freki and Geri, a pair of wolves. Much of her backstory on the surface is the result of a tragedy, where her family was murdered by Psycho for Hire Lubikka Hakinnen. Tytti's fear in starting a new love life stems from the death of former Herald Ricardo, who was also killed by Lubikka.

In Coffin of the Final, Tytti survived the onslaught against the Lord of Elementals but lost contact of her friends, and ended up having to join Shu Shirakawa, now riding a more common mecha, Regelior-AR, while looking for her friends and Goddess.

Tropes associated with Tytti and the Gaddeath are:
  • Allergic to Love: For a damn good reason
  • Beware the Nice Ones: If she gets mad, she's not above choking you with a smile implanted on her face.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Her first combat-appearance in EX is saving Leina Ashta, thereby stopping her brother Judau and Seabook Arno from fighting the heroes. She does the same in the Second Original Generation, saving Mai from her Shutendonias captors (through Freki and Geri), so the SRX Team (minus Ryusei, since he's with Lune) doesn't have to keep fighting Masaki and his allies.
  • Blade on a Stick: Gaddeath's primary weapon is a trident, later upgraded into the "Gungnir" and post-Possession, "Mistelteinn"
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Lubikka did this to her before Ricardo saved her
  • Brought Down to Normal: Tytti lost Gaddeath in the beginning of Coffin of the Final and had to use a normal mecha to make up for it.
  • The Chick: Doubles as Team Mom
  • Combat Medic: Gaddeath can be one in The Lord of Elemental and the Second Original Generation
  • Combination Attack: With Yang Long in Revelation of Evil God
  • Expy: Compare Tytti, the Gaddeath and the Norse Mythology Theme Naming to a certain goddess and series in general; to boot, Tytti and said goddess share the same voice actor. At one point in the DS re-release of The Lord of Elemental, Tytti quotes "I'm 17 years old".
  • Hidden Buxom: Her clothes are very tight and she doesn't show a visible bounce, but she still have big ones, as Mio so proves when she gropes her. Also in The Lord of Elemental remake, during a Beach Episode, she wears a swimsuit revealing, yes, she's got it big.
  • I Don't Know Mortal Kombat: Despite being the Herald of a water-based Elemental Lord, Tytti can't swim.
  • Jack of All Stats: Of the Elemental Lords, the Gaddeath is the most balanced. Gameplay-wise, this is rather averted in the Masou Kishin games, as Gaddeath has rather weak melee stats and best used as a support-sniper. But in Original Generations games, it's played straight that her melee attacks is also decently powered.
  • Lady of War: While she's not backflipping here and there, the Gaddeath is tailored slightly for long-ranged combat and reserving strength rather than dealing full-frontal attacks (such as the Valsione or Zamzeed). Note that the Gaddeath is designed to look like a Valkyrie.
  • Lethal Chef, One-Note Cook: Tytti has a weird sense of taste. Anything she makes is so sweet it can make your stomach swollen. She also attempted to pour milk on food.
  • Onee-sama: Dotes on Masaki a lot to the point where she flips between scolding and crying on a basis of worry. Masaki doesn't adore her totally, but he does appreciate her presence.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents were murdered right in front of her by Rubikka. And her brother too.
  • Rule of Cool: In-universe, the Gaddeath's head engineer treated it as an art project, and spent much effort in molding its armor into its curvy, gorgeous shape, which doesn't effect the Gaddeath's performance in anyway.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Always prim and proper, but an excellent pilot. If she was Japanese, she'd be a Yamato Nadeshiko like the goddess she's often compared to.
  • Sole Survivor: Though we have no idea where the other three heralds are at, Tytti will join with Shu in Coffin of the End. However, instead of using Gaddeath, she'll be using a Regelior-AR while her machine's whereabouts are unknown.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Fan versions include "Tytti", "Tootie" or "Tutti", while her official romanization is "Thutiy"...not to mention, is it "Gaddeath" or "Goddess"?
  • Sweet Tooth: To the point it turns her into a Lethal Chef/One-Note Cook, and that's not just for desserts. She usually puts at least six cubes of sugar into any tea she serves, and for her, eight cubes are just modest.
    • Tytti also likes the strawberry jam-flavored rice balls made by Cliana Rimskaya, and says she doesn't mind even more strawberry jam.
  • Theme Naming: Tytti is overloaded with Norse Mythology. First, the Gaddeath wields the Gungnir and its attack names are based on several terms ("Jotunheim", "Fenrir Crush", "Jormungandr Ouroboros", "Bifrost Fall"), alongside the Gaddeath resembling a Valkyrie. Freki and Geri are named after Odin's two hounds. Pride of Justice via Full Possession upgrades the Gungnir into Mistilteinn and grants the Gaddeath a new attack called "Ragnarok Saga". She can also upgrade the Hi-Familiar attack into "Gleipnir".
  • Token Wholesome: She's mostly dressed fully despite her usually big breasts for her age. To fully demonstrate this, in the DS re-release, Tytti's the only female (aside from Mio and Presia) who has no Gainaxing. This is carried over to the Second Original Generation.
  • Tsundere: Type B. She usually deals with other people kindly but she either gives the cold shoulder or angry treatment to Ricardo... at least until his last moments.
  • Unfortunate Names: Although Tytti is a normal Finnish name, this doesn't stop English-speaking fans from believing her name is something akin to breasts or cleavage, which is ironic since she usually covers up wholly.

Mio Sasuga (Voiced by Mika Kanai)

Successor to Ricardo as the Herald to the Elemental Lord of Earth Zamzeed, Mio is just an Ordinary High-School Student from Japan, who gets transported to La Gias while she's sleeping and found by Masaki in the wilderness during the events of EX. After Masaki and Tytti recover the Zamzeed from the Shutendonias Alliance, the Zamzeed chooses Mio to be its next Herald and she continues to tag along with her new allies. When the Langran Civil War is over, Mio decides to stay in La Gias to continue her training as a Herald. In Revelation of Evil God, she becomes a student to Ricardo, who returns as a spirit and assists her to use the Zamzeed to its full potential.

Mio's an anime otaku, but more on the shounen series (compared to Ryusei and his otaku-ness on Humongous Mecha). She likes to tease a lot and keeps the team lively, being the most energetic and playful of the Heralds. Like Masaki, she's also an orphan who lost her parents due to a airplane crash. Supposedly, Mio has a black belt in Aikido. Her familiars are a triplet of duck-billed platypi. Tropes associated to Mio:
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Mio appears in certain routes in Alpha and has Masaki help her out of a building. After teasing him a bit, she tells the player this scene is merely for fanservice.
  • Epic Fail: In Alpha Gaiden and the Second Original Generation, if the Zamzeed fails in successfully using its Gouryuundou Masamune, the rock/mountain embedded to the weapon will pop off and trample the machine with it.
  • Sixth Ranger: Permanently replaces Ricardo.
  • Heroic BSOD: The first time she kills an enemy pilot in EX, Mio's so incredibly shaken up of her taking a life she becomes uncontrollable until the next scenario.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: When she arrives in La Gias, she wants to pilot the Elemental Machine Diablo and help out, claiming there shouldn't be any problems since she's played Burning PT. However, Masaki attempts to lampshade on the absurdity of this.
    Masaki: "What the heck are you saying? It's not the kind of thing that you can just hop in and immediately know how to pilot it!" note 
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Zamzeed's "Gorounyudou Masamune"
  • Laser Blade: Zamzeed's "Hyper Plasma Sword"
  • Meta Guy: Some of Mio's combat quotes include telling her enemies they will become her Experience Points to level up. She's also one of the few characters who can understand or join in Ryusei's Shout Outs.
  • Mighty Glacier: Of the four Elemental Lords, Zamzeed has the thickest armor and even armed with a shield.
  • No Fourth Wall: In EX, she recognizes Aura Battler Dunbine since she had watched it on TV. Then, there's her Early-Bird Cameo.

    Kingdom of Langran 

Lune Zoldark (Voiced by Narumi Hidaka)

Daughter of Bian Zoldark, founder of the Divine Crusaders, the Norwegian Lune's an outspoken tomboy who wears a tank top and tattered, torn jeans, but has an exceptional high aptitude for piloting mecha. A former member of the Divine Crusaders, she spent most of the time physically training around a space station orbiting Jupiter. Lune was supposedly to be given a customized Valsion, but she didn't like how it looked, so her father modified its look to resemble a giant, walking Robot Girl version of herself called the Valsione, complete with hair and a face that changes according to Lune's current expression. After receiving the Valsione, news about the death of her father reaches her, thus she returns to Earth to exact revenge on the perpetrators. Although Lune briefly fights with The Federation, she winds up aligning with them, as the Divine Crusaders suffers Motive Decay and her revenge was simply out of familial duty. (In Alpha, her motivation is slightly different thanks to Bian not being a villain; she's trying to save her dad from suspected Jupeterian captivity, but never does find him, to her dismay. She joins the heroes since they're allies of the DC and are perfectly willing to help her look for her dad.)

By the time the events of EX/Second OG roll around, Lune has found herself thrown in the Langran Civil War when she and many surface dwellers are mass summoned to La Gias. With the help of the Herald Yang Long, Lune hurries to resolve the conflict alongside her surface friends summoned and new Langran allies, but is caught among a conspiracy involving Langran General Kirkus Zan Valfarbia. When the civil war is over, Lune relegates to staying in La Gias.

Note that she, technically, isn't a citizen of Langran; as stated, she's a Norwegian Earthborn, just like her dad. She's included among the Langran characters because she sides with them whenever she travels to La Gias.

Lune and her Ridiculously Human Robot Valsione embody these tropes:
  • Ascended Extra: From a supporting character in 3 to a protagonist of her own route in EX
  • Badass Normal: When compared to the other Heralds, Lune's just armed with an Earth-made machine that has no spirit protection or an evil god for support. However, she's that good of a pilot, backed with Charles Atlas Superpower to keep up with all those spiritual mumbo-jumbo.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Master Rishu Togo states she can dodge bullets...while eating breakfast. This is also why the Valsione can do "Mirror Image" naturally without the technology to activate it being installed: she's just got THAT CRAZY REFLEXES. Justified as a result of the time spent training on Jupiter around greater gravitational forces.
  • Cool Sword: Valsione's "Divine Arm"
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her one-sided torn jeans. Interstingly enough, when Lune made her debut, her jeans were simply tattered in places, so the current design may count as a form of Art Evolution.
  • Friendly Fire Proof: Valsione's "Psycho Blaster"
  • Glass Cannon: In the Original Generation games, specifically Original Generation 2, her Ace Bonus increases attack and the Valsione has the just-as-useful, non-friendly fire MAP weapon Psycho Blaster. However, the Valsione has barely any armor and Lune's defense stat is rather low.
    • Lightning Bruiser: Remedied by her high evasion stat, which is the best in the games (for good reason), the Valsione's "Mirror Image" ability note , and a full upgrade bonus that increases the rate of activating Mirror Image.
  • Image Song, Leitmotif: "Flapper Girl". In a rare case for SRW, Narumi Hidaka sings her character's song.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: More like "Mad Dictator's Beautiful Daughter". How mad is Bian? Better left to your interpretation.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Valsione R. In the Classic Timeline, the "R" stood for "Return"; beginning with the DS re-release, it stands for "Refine".
  • Mo Cap Mecha: Continuity Reboot for Original Generation reveals the Valsione's cockpit uses a prototype version of the Direct Motion Link System, the same one used by Sanger Zonvolt and the Dygenguard.
  • Mythology Gag: Variation; despite the fact that almost everyone who has played an SRW knows the Valsione is really a custom Valsion, the Original Generation side-story manga Record of ATX decides to give a blunt reminder to fans by equipping the Valsione with outer armor (something it never had in the games) resembling the Valsion.

Presia Zenosakis (Voiced by Satomi Koorogi)

The only daughter of Zeoroot Zan Zenosakis, Presia is the adoptive younger sister to Masaki, who considers him a brother even before Zeoroot took him into his family. One of the first Moe Moe characters created by Banpresto, Presia is good at housework and is usually seen alongside her brother wherever he goes. During the Langran Civil War, Presia pilots the Diablo after Mio ascends to become the pilot of the Zamzeed.

The Zenosakis family had been cursed to become vessels for the dark god Shiva Volkruss. This explains why Shu had to assassinate Zeoroot. During Revelation of Evil God, Presia stumbles onto this fact and realizes a side-effect of the curse: she stopped aging after a certain age. She is eventually kidnapped by the Cult of Volkruss and its worshippers to become their god's new vessel, but the Heralds prevent and stop the ceremony. After a fragment of Volkruss that Presia was to embody is destroyed, the curse is lifted, allowing her to age normally again.

Tropes associated with Presia and the Diablo are:
  • Combination Attack: With Mio in Revelation of Evil God
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Alpha Gaiden and the Second Original Generation gives her this. If the Diablo's strongest attack fails to connect, it trips and gets tangled up on its own beam ribbon.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: Her Alpha Gaiden pilot cut-in is much more animated than others.
  • Demoted to Extra: Her appearance in 4 and F simply removes her altogether.
  • Dual Wielding: Only in Alpha Gaiden
  • I Know Kung-Fu : In Alpha Gaiden, Presia casually remarks about the swordsmanship talents her father had and that she knows to use one. Chang Wufei, who had told her to stay back while they searched for the rest of Londo Bell because of her youth and inexperience, stands in stunned silence accompanied by a "shocked" character portrait.
  • Image Song: "Spring Breeze Presia"
  • Like Brother and Sister: Her relation with Masaki is that of siblings, but Lune and some fans believe there's more...
    • One cutscene in Revelation of Evil God has her teasing Masaki that just because she's 13, there's nothing wrong with her taking a bath with him. Lune and Wendy, who are also present, don't see it as a joke.
  • Older Than They Look: Three years have passed between The Lord of Elemental Part 2 and Revelation of Evil God. Presia is still the same as she was because of the curse placed on her family. In the (canon) "Presia Ending" of Revelation of Evil God, the curse is removed and she is able to age normally.
  • Parental Abandonment: There is no mention of her mother and Zeoroot bites the dust, no thanks to Shu.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The DS re-release romanizes her name as "Pulesia", not that Banpresto's ever that reliable when it comes to names.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Banpresto's first use of the trope
  • Vocal Evolution: Due to the fact the last time she appeared was about a decade ago, Satomi Koorogi as Presia sounds more deeper and less like a child, despite having the same mannerisms as before. May be justified as a result of Older Than They Look.

Ricardo Silvera (Voiced by Rikiya Koyamanote )

The original Herald of the Elemental Lord of Earth Zamzeed, the fun and jolly Ricardo is an ex-air force pilot from Brazil who gets along with people well. He enjoys being around Masaki, teaches Yang Hong how to use an Elemental Lord properly and is head over heels for Tytti, frequently flirting with her. As fate would have it, since he was created before the ACTUAL Herald of the Zamzeed (Mio), he's shot and mortally wounded by Lubikka while protecting Tytti after her Brainwashed and Crazy stint. He succumbs to his injuries, but not after hearing Tytti returning her affections, until it was too late.

However, Ricardo returns in Revelation of Evil God as a spirit residing in the Zamzeed. In the role of a mentor, he advises Mio and helps her master the Zamzeed's power. Tropes associated with Ricardo are:
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Subverted; since Ricardo is Doomed by Canon, he cannot access the full power of the Earth element outside of the Zamzeed's "Resonance Quake" MAP weapon.
  • Doomed by Canon: The Zamzeed made its debut in EX with Mio as its new Herald, thus Ricardo must die sometime during Part 1 of The Lord of Elemental.
  • Large Ham: Comes with being the Boisterous Bruiser, but this is particularly noticeable in the re-release.
  • The Obi-Wan: To Mio in Revelation of Evil God. An interesting case since unlike most Obi-Wans, Ricardo has already died when he starts mentoring Mio.
    • He's more of the straightforward Obi-Wan to Yang Long, though.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Zamzeed's "Linear Railgun"
  • Taking the Bullet: For Tytti in The Lord of Elemental. He kind of gets better in Revelation of Evil God.
  • Token Minority: Brazilian, and one of the few Hispanic characters in the franchise.

Zeoroot Zan Zenozakis (Voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka)


  • Master Swordsman: Considered the greatest swordsman in La Gias; in fact, his skill is so great that despite a near-hopeless battle against Shu and his Granzon, Zeoroot managed to damage and disable its barrier with just an Elemental Machine before dying.
  • The Obi-Wan: Zeoroot looked after Masaki after his arrival in La Gias, treating him like family to the point of officially adopting him and teaching everything he knew about the sword. Like other Obi-Wans, Zeoroot dies by Shu's hand while attempting to stop him after his attack on Langran.
  • Red Baron: "Heavenly Sword"

Wendy Rasm Iknart (Voiced by Sayaka Ohara)

Princess Xenia Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Yuko Minaguchi)

One of the twin princesses of the Kingdom of Langran, Xenia Grania Bilseia is nothing as expected of royalty. Indeed, she has no interest in politics and mostly spends time doing mechanical work on various Elemental Machines or being around the Heralds. Xenia is the mechanical designer behind the Super Elemental Machine (Cho Masouki) Duraxyl by improving on La Gias Magitech with data incorporated from the surface world's Humongous Mecha, notably the Gundams, her personal favorite (in the Second Original Generation, it would be the Huckebein). Xenia pilots the Elemental Machine "Nols" and its Mid-Season Upgrade "Nols Ray", one of two available in Langran. Tropes associated with Xenia and her machines are:
  • Ace Custom: In Coffin of the End, she will pilot the Duraxyl.
  • Combat Medic: Subverted; while Xenia CAN fight, the Nols (Ray) is a machine more designed for ceremonial events, thus while her healing skills are stellar, her combat ability and damage output suffers a lot, thereby making her deal more on recovery skills rather than offensive purposes.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the Second Original Generation, she is only usable in the EX portions of the game, and only if you picked Masaki's route. Monica takes her place in the later scenarios.
  • Hollywood Hacking: It's her hobby
  • Leitmotif: "Princess of Passion", an exclusive Leitmotif for her, beginning in Revelation of Evil God, after decades of having to use generic 'battle themes. This is carried over into the Second Original Generation; however, it is unavailable if the player picks Lune's route, since you cannot assign this Leitmotif to anyone else.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Nols Ray's "Angel Whisper" attack will sprout angelic wings from its back.
  • Rocket Punch: Nols Ray's "Brass Knuckle"
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: In Xenia's case, she's a reliable Wrench Wench.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Good Lord, that machine of hers. Its name can be any combination of "Norse"/"Nors"/"Nols"/"North" and "Rei"/"Ray", and varies with almost every person asked.
  • Super-Deformed: Some of her character portraits occasionally puts her into this, to denote a sense of mischief.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: With younger twin sister Monica, Xenia is the tomboy, being much more into hacking and Humongous Mecha, has shorter hair and doesn't really like royal functions that much.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Coffin of the End, Xenia has switched from Nols Ray into Duraxyl.

Princess Monica Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Yuko Minaguchi)


  • Ascended Extra: When you think of a pilot for the Nols (Ray), you'd think of Xenia. However, exclusively in the Second Original Generation, Monica is the one to accompany the Steel Dragon Battle Group into the final battles, with Xenia staying in La Gias.
  • Bound and Gagged: With a ball-gag, no less, in Part 1 of The Lord of Elemental, courtesy of Saphine.
  • Love Martyr: She's willing to go through lengths to be with Shu. Of course, this doesn't sit well with most of the heroes. Or Sapphine for that matter.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Between her older twin Xenia, Monica is the girly-girl, more reserved and feminine, not much of a fighter, and more of a royal figurehead and can do some fortune-telling.

Prince Feilord Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu)


  • Chest Blaster: Duraxyl's "Mega Smasher"
  • Graceful Loser: Knowing that Masaki defeated him because he is fulfilling his duties not as a Herald, but as his friend, Feilord thanks him before he dies.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Feilord" or "Feillord" or "Feil Lord"? If you're feeling cynical, "Fail Lord"?
    • My Nayme Is: "Duraxyl" can either be spelled with one "l" or two.
  • Teased with Awesome: Feilord's Twin Command in the Second Original Generation is "Soul"note , which would be a benefit provided the player could have placed him in a Twin Unit.
  • Warrior Prince: Is what he wish he'd be and died as.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Duraxyl's "Buster Cannon"
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Feilord secretly hid that he barely passed the prana test. Worst yet, he had only months to live; since the Shutendonias Alliance was vulnerable, he decided to retaliate for their initial attacks, with hopes to unite all of La Gias before his time was up.

General Kirkus Zan Valfarbia (Voiced by Tessho Genda)


  • BFG: Euleed's "Hyper Cannon"
  • Laser Blade: Euleed's "Hyper Plasma Sword". Becomes a BFS as Kirkus maximizes the blade's output, allowing it to stretch like the Colossal Blade.
  • The Starscream: To Feilord

Prince Tellius (Voiced by Akira Ishida)

  • Bridge Bunny: He's this in Coffin of the End.
  • Magikarp Power: An in-universe example when Shu convinces him that he's powerful but he really needs to get trained and needs to be more confident.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He thinks he really is weak when other people do see potential in him. Shu then takes him under his wing and trains him to become more powerful.
  • The Load: Sadly gameplay-wise as his machine isn't really all that great.

Ratel Acros (Voiced by Katsuji Mori (Classic Timeline) & Junzo Miyasaka (Original Generation))

Mira Lioness (Voiced by Keiko Han (Classic Timeline) & Rie Saitou(Original Generation)

Zashford Zan Valfarbia (Voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi)

The 18-year old son of General Kirkus Valfarbia, Zashford comes off as timid and unreliable, but with an actively strong sense of justice. Zashford appears in EX in Lune's route and was completely awestruck with her appearance, trying his hardest to get close to her. Throughout EX, Zashford questions if his father's objectives, with his obsession for power and military unification of Langran, are correct. In the Second Original Generation, along with the rest of the Heralds, he heads to the surface world to assist the Steel Dragon Battle Group against their enemies.

Zashford later acquires the Galguard, an exceptionally strong lightning-based Elemental Machine and one of the few machines closest in design and power to an Elemental Lord. Blessed by the thunder spirit "Gulnansa", the Galguard's pilot wouldn't be able to use its four arms unless they have a high prana count.

Gennacy Ivanov Kozireh (Voiced by Unshō Ishizuka)

A 28 year-old Russian Olympic swimmer.
  • Flawed Prototype: The Jaohm is one of the first Elemental Machines developed in the "Masouki Project", but the engineers hit a roadblack regarding how to effectively mold Orichalconium alloy back then. As result, the Jaohm's armor is mixed with ceramic, making it heavier and not as tough as they had wanted.
  • Husky Russkie: Gennacy is Russian and one of the largest Elemental Machine pilots and unmatched in arm-wrestling, unless his opponent is someone who has a Charles Atlas Superpower like Lune.
  • Leitmotif: Averted; just like Russel Bagman, Gennacy is the only playable character in Masou Kishin to not have a dedicated one.
  • Master of None: In-universe, the Jaohm was designed as a Fragile Speedster like most of the other wind-based Elemental Machine, but the problem lies with its armor, making it slower than expected.
  • The Stoic: He's not the type to talk too much.
  • Who Is This Guy Again?: At the end of the Second Original Generation, Gennacy is mentioned, but Mio states the trope word-for-word, since she already forgot who he is.

Fang Zan Bisias (Voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura)


A native La Gias and an Elemental Machine pilot, a rarity amongst La Gias, Fang Zan Bisias is a devoted student of Zeoroot, who felt a sense of hostility against the surface world newcomer Masaki. When Zeoroot was killed, Fang blamed Masaki for his master's death and defected to the Republic of Bagonia. However, a heartful conversation from Masaki and how disturbed Fang was to the resident Mad Scientist Zet led Fang to rejoin the Kingdom of Langran and bury the hatchet of hate, becoming Masaki's staunch ally.
  • Ascended Extra: While he hasn't made an appearance outside of Masou Kishin, and NOT one of the top guns of the series, Fang has enjoyed quite the popularity that Pride of Justice gives him not just his own Leitmotif, but also a route split where he's the headlining character of the route.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He's usually wearing a eyepatch-style visor. However, he ditches it when Pride of Justice occurs.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Of sorts - Fang became jealous that Zeoroot gave Masaki more attention upon being chosen as a Herald and couldn't acknowledge his prescence, moreso when Zeoroot died. He gets over this.
  • Leitmotif: "The Lone Fang".
  • Master Swordsman: After all, he's also Zeoroot's protege.
  • Mecha Expansion Pack: Giolast Roy, which is his Giolast wearing a backpack full of guns big enough to make Gundam SEED mechs blush.
  • The Rival: Of Masaki; averted post-Heel-Face Turn.

Simone Culian (Voiced by Mie Sonozaki)


Rebecca Turner (Voiced by Yuka Komatsu)


Ahmed Hamdi (Voiced by Tessho Genda)


  • Ace Custom: Solgady
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Solgady's "Jahannam‎"
  • Demoted to Extra: He makes an appearance in Coffin of the End but only gets a few lines and isn't playable.
  • Guest Star Party Member: In Dark Prison for only three stages.
  • Meaningful Name: Jahannam refers to the Islamic concept of hell
  • Re Tool: Ahmed is a devout Muslim whose Battle Cry is "ALLAHU AKBAR!!". In the DS rerelease, the Muslim reference is removed, making him just a normal Arab, probably to avoid Unfortunate Implications.
  • Uncle Pennybags: In Coffin of the End, he rewards the playable characters with 5 million credits if the players reach stage 47 under 300 turns.
  • Unusual Weapon Mounting: Solgady's "Giga Sort Cannon" is fired from the tip of its "tail"
  • Wild Card: While on good terms with Masaki and would occasionally help him, if it fits his purpose or the perceived greater good, he'll switch sides and fight him (only to go back to being his occasional ally). In fact, he's one of the characters that helps Shu in EX and you fight him in the EX portions of the Second Original Generation (Masaki's route), including Dark Prison.

Rosaly Sheumel (Voiced by Houko Kuwashima)


Tsrein Zan Recaniban (Voiced by Hiroshi Okamoto)


Mayfill Zania Bouran (Voiced by Satomi Sato)


Gido Sehoufar (Voiced by Takuya Kirimoto)


  • Leitmotif: "License To Kill"
  • No Sneak Attacks: His Covert Action unique skill, which effectively prevents him from getting backstabbed.

Remia Zania Valfarbia (Voiced by Maaya Sakamoto)


  • BFG: Inherited her dad's Hyper Cannon.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's Zash's.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Subverted by her Galguardia. Despite a name like that, the machine is not a "girl" Galguard, but a near-identical machine with larger caliber guns and that drops the swords for even more arms.

Gold Bagold (Voiced by Yosuke Akimoto)

Tolus Zan Zetekines (Voiced by Yasunori Masutani)


    Republic of Bagonia 

Gino Valencia (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu)


  • Leitmotif: "A Tasteful Gentleman".
  • Lolicon: His manner towards Presia makes Masaki worry

    Shutendonias Alliance 

  • Leeroy Jenkins: Jog Kanwort, a Shutendonias soldier who dreams of become the most famed warrior in La Gias. He wants to achieve it by always getting in Masaki's way...and always got beaten. At least he gets promoted to Lasett's Dragon.

Rodney Jesh (Voiced by Show Hayami)


  • Anti-Villain: Appears as an enemy often in EX, but he doesn't hold it against you, and will even help out Masaki face the incomplete Volkruss. He's also probably one of the few sane men in Shutedonia.
  • Cool Old Guy: Referred to as "old man" and is an easy-going dude, despite being in Shutedonia.
  • Enemy Mine: Pulls one when he brings Elis to fight Volkruss.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Not until Part 2 of The Lord of Elemental
  • Heroic BSOD: Failing to rescue Elis in Part 2 of The Lord of Elemental will result in his loss of the will to fight and permanently leaving.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: How in the hell a Shutedonian learning this accent is anyone's wonder.

Elis Radius-Jesh (Voiced by Michie Tomizawa (Classic Timeline) & Sanae Kobayashi (Original Generation))


Nico & Rico Sandriff (Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro)


  • Combination Attack: With each other, naturally.
  • Leitmotif: "Gemini Idol".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: They pilot the Kyoumei Aka/Ao, and their personalities match. Nico (pilot of Aka) is more confident and battle-ready, Rico (pilot of Ao) is more reserved and shy.

Lubikka Hakinnen (Voiced by Takashi Nagasako)

A terrorist from the surface world who kills people for fun, Lubikka Hakinnen is responsible for the death of Tytti's entire family (right in front of her, no less). In a twist, he was summoned into La Gias and was originally chosen to be the Herald of the Gaddeath, until Tytti interfered and revealed his crimes on the surface. Langran authorities immediately placed him under arrest, but Lubikka manages to escape, killing his prison guards and flees to Shutendonias, becoming a mercenary-for-hire. Sometime later, he returns from hiding, swearing revenge against Tytti by hypontizing her, but she breaks free thanks to Ricardo. In retaliation, he attempts to shoot her dead, but Ricardo takes the shot for her, and dies from further gunshot wounds. Lubikka makes his quick escape again.

He resurfaces down the line, now serving as The Dragon to General Lasett Novaste, but is killed in combat.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of Tytti. In a subversion, instead of haunting Tytti forever, she gets over it; additionally, his screentime was overtaken by Lasett's madness, including the Tuddy-Wendy sub-plot, and winds up dying as an Elite Mook rather than a major antagonist.
  • Expy: Inverted; Lubikka is likely the predecessor of Archibald Grims.
  • It's Personal: Goes both ways; not only can Tytti not forgive him for her family's slaughter, he hates her for humiliating him in front of the Kingdom of Langran by revealing his transgressions against her on the surface, when he was nearly about to become a Herald.

Lasett Novaste (Voiced by Ken Narita)

Mudeka Lavence (Voiced by Kazuya Nakai)



    Kingdom of Radat 

Introduced in Revelations of Evil God, the Kingdom of Radat is an Oriental nation housing several Samurai-like characters. They reappear in Pride of Justice, aligning with the Kingdom of Langran.

Raikou Zephenba (Voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi)

Sumera Palaum (Voiced by Aya Endo)

Yuuno Nuizen (Voiced by Ayumi Fujimura)

Seurant Pei Borakis (Voiced by Hiroshi Iwasaki)

Kiga Zosh (Voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda)


    Republic of Almera 

Sakito Asagi (Voiced by Kaito Ishikawa)


Elisia Zepheel (Voiced by Yuka Saitou)


  • BFG: The High Fluid Launcher
  • Childhood Friends: With Teal. Her feelings for him go a little beyond that, however.
  • Dead Little Sister: Her sister being the girl Sakito meets before he becomes the pilot of Rayblade.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When Sakito questions if she's okay with not telling Teal how she feels, she claims to be content with just seeing him smile.
  • Leitmotif: "Tsuyoku naritai" ("I want to become stronger").

Teal Karvey (Voiced by Fuminori Komatasu)


  • Ace Custom: His Valsioga, which was made from a recovered Valsion Kai unit.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: The Divine Glaive, an axe that can also turn into a halberd.
  • Childhood Friends: With Elisia.
  • Crutch Character: The Valsioga is one of the best tanks in Coffin of the End and Teal also does have "Accel" note  which allows him to move to the front lines easily. He's later eclipsed by Shu and the four Elemental Lords but the Valsioga's still worth deploying. Then he gets Killed Off for Real in either route and while Lionel does take his place as the pilot of Valsioga, Lionel doesn't have Accel.

Phyllis Jaraba (Voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi)


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to the giants who caught up to her after her Regelior-AR malfunctioned while escaping.
  • Combat Medic: Her default setup in her Regelior-AR can repair units. In fact, one of the trophies in Coffin of the End require that Phyllis must repair all Almera-based mech in one stage.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: At the end of the game on the first route because Sakito recovers the cockpit where Phyllis is at.
  • Evil Makeover: Via Letting Her Hair Down

Lionel Neelsen (Voiced by Hiroki Tochi)


  • Ace Custom: The Digrid and later on, takes Teal's Valsioga.

    Cult of Vulkruss 

The main antagonists of the Masou Kishin saga, the Cult of Volkruss is led by the mad priest Luozorl Zoran Roiel. Their goal is to revive the dark god Shiva Volkruss, whom the Elemental Lords are prophesized to destroy. With the help of Shu, whom they brainwashed to harvest the souls necessary for Volkruss' resurrection, the Cult also received the backing of the Shutendonias Alliance, run by the equally ruthless General Lasett. After Shu is killed, Luozorl resurrects him, but unknowingly severs Shu's link with Volkruss, allowing him to rebel against the dark god and the Cult. Tropes regarding the Cult of Volkruss are:

Shu Shirakawa (Voiced by Takehito Koyasu)

I will not tolerate anyone who tries to manipulate me...even if it's a god.

The arch-rival of Masaki, Shu is a Half-Earthling, half-La Gias professor who resides in the subterranean world. In The Lord of Elemental, Shu single-handedly built the Granzon, an incredibly powerful machine that uses void energy. Ever since they first meet, Shu has irritated Masaki often, though he crosses the line when he kills Masaki's foster father Zeoroot in an act where he declares he's defecting to the forces of the dark god Shiva Volkruss. Enraged, Masaki allows himself to be possessed by Cyfis, the La Gias spirit residing in the Cybuster, to give him an edge against the Granzon. Shu is forced to retreat, having taken too much damage from the super-powered Elemental Lord. He leaves for the surface world to recuperate, with Masaki following in tow.

In the Classic Timeline and Original Generation, Shu assists Bian with the creation of the Divine Cruaders, but vanishes when Bian is killed by Federation forces and their allies. He sporadically appears throughout the Earth's occupation by the Inspectors, assisting Masaki and his allies here and there, yet doesn't reveal his intentions on helping. In Alpha 1 he's a bit more openly helpful (much to Masaki's surprise and suspicion), helping the heroes defuse several high-risk situations and eventually even becoming a fully playable unit; he does this largely because Euzeth Gozzo is after the Granzon directly, and even Shu isn't too fond of his odds in that kind of one-on-one, and doesn't want to see the heroes fall to the Balmar before Euzeth is taken down. In all these settings, once the otherworldly forces have been defeated, deciding to test out how strong his opponents are, Shu taps into Volkruss' power and turns the Granzon into the Neo Granzon, and attacks Federation forces - I.E., our heroes. In all continuities, Shu is defeated (by turns in SRW 3, Alpha Gaiden and Original Generation Gaiden), but at the brink of death, states he is pleased his enemies have the potency to destroy the Neo Granzon, leaving Masaki to ponder on his dying words, while lamenting for his fallen foe.

Some time following his death, Shu is resurrected by the forces of Volkruss, but his revival offsets him without any memories in EX and Dark Prison. However, it's all going according to Shu's plan: knowing he cannot kill himself in order to break free from Volkruss' influence, he used Masaki and the Federation to goad them into killing him, and since his resurrection annuls his physical and spiritual link to Volkruss, he is free to do what he wants, including destroying the dark god. He succeeds and by The Lord of Elemental Part 2, occasionally joins forces with Masaki, whom he is on good terms by this time.

In Revelation of Evil God, when Volkruss cultists have kidnapped Presia, Shu at last reveals the reason he had to assassinate Zeoroot: the Zenosakis clan is cursed forever to be vessels of Volkruss and Shu took the approach of killing Zeoroot to prevent another person from being in his situation. Unfortunately, Presia is also carrying the curse, forcing Shu to commit the same deed on the young girl. However, the canon ending of Revelation of Evil God leads to the Heralds of the Elemental Lords successfully purge Persia of the curse, removing the need for Shu to kill her - to his relief.

Like Masaki, Shu manages to get himself the affections of Saphine and Princess Monica, though he does not return their feelings. Despite not being a Herald of an Elemental Lord, Shu has a canary familiar called Chika. Unlike her master, Chika is greedy, crude, and not exactly bright. Shu and the Granzon embody these tropes:
  • Badass Bookworm: The biggest of them all in SRW.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Averted after he resurrects
  • Beam Spam: (Neo) Granzon's "Worm Smasher"
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't show it, but it's clear Shu doesn't want to be anyone's Unwitting Pawn. The Guests and the Cult of Volkruss find this out the hard way.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Prince Telius.
  • Big Damn Hero: In The Inspectors
  • Big Good: Coffin of the Final actually promotes Shu as such since he's now the captain of his own ship in absence of Neo Granzon, and spearheading the investigation about this new foe.
  • The Blacksmith: Built the Granzon by himself. In Original Generation, repairing the machine after it was damaged in La Gias cost the Divine Crusaders about two-thirds of their budget. That doesn't stop Bian from mounting his insurrection successfully with the remaining third. Shu goes on to design the power source of the Granzon, the "Anti-Matter Annihilation Engine", based off of the designs of the Black Hole Engine.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-Earthling, half-La Gias
  • Calling Your Attacks: Even the all serious Shu isn't immune in pulling this off.
  • The Captain: In Masou Kishin Coffin of the End, he gets to be the captain of a battleship after the Neo Granzon gets trashed.
  • Chest Blaster: (Neo) Granzon's "Distortion Break"
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Even if he offers to help you, even if he's a playable character, never trust him not to betray you.
  • Cool Sword: (Neo) Granzon's "Granworm Sword"
  • Crazy-Prepared: Listing his "accomplishments" would take a long while.
  • Cue the Rain: When Shu prepares to fire the Shukutaihou, Gray Rain of Depression fills the background.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Nowhere is this more apparent than when Shu fires the Shukutaihou in Dark Prison, where he's calm, methodical, polite even. And then he unleashes a Sphere of Destruction that is powerful enough to destroy the entire universe.
  • The Dreaded: Not just in-universe, but on a meta level as well. Veterans to the franchise will instantly recognize that whenever Shu shows up, something REALLY bad is going to happen.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: In any games where he's playable, he's usually this; In his EX scenario and Dark Prison, he's the last to arrive and unlocks the Neo Granzon.
    • Subverted in Coffin of the End where he's available much earlier.
  • Expy: An overpowered mecha with an ominous Leitmotif created by a genius mechanical designer/scientist with a Sphere of Destruction as its strongest attack; are we talking about the Neo Granzon or the Zeorymer?
  • Flipping the Bird: The trigger for his Black Hole Cluster attack is located at his right middle finger.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Granzon packs a lot of power and Shu carries the "Genius"note  pilot skill in most appearances.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Upon being defeated in Original Generation Gaiden; in fact, the prologue to Dark Prison shows he's genuinely smiling for the first time.
  • Gravity Master: After installing the Anti-Matter Annihilation Engine in the Granzon
  • Hammy Herald: Chika, who says it best:
    Chika: Now you will learn to fear the power of Granzon the cheater!
  • Mighty Glacier: In contrast to the Cybuster's Fragile Speedster status, the Granzon has a low movement rate, but its weapons' base attack is higher and it can tank through nearly everything enemies can throw at it. What really helps is the unit ability "Warp Field"note , generally given to boss units.
    • Lightning Bruiser: On the other hand, if he is paired with a pilot who has the "Accel" spirit command, then he's able to get to the front lines easily. Bonus points if players give him the "Continuous Action"note  pilot skill.
    • In his Gran Worm Sword animation, he shows that he doesn't need to walk or fly to his opponents, he can simply teleport through wormholes, making his Mighty Glacier status probably an intentional handicap. Hell, in the Dark Prison animation, the (Neo) Granzon back flips.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Of him being free from Volkruss' influence and occasionally helping out the Elemental Lords and the Steel Dragons.
  • Nerves of Steel: In just about every situation he's in, Shu always keeps his calm, even if he's angry. Do note that he is very often beset by a lot of powerful opponents who want to kill him (or whom he recently betrayed), and he has the (Neo) Granzon.
  • One-Man Army: Although he was defeated ( which is exactly what he wanted), he did face the entirety of the Steel Dragons by himself in Original Generation Gaiden, which according to Selena Recital and Albharda, was phenomenal. Similarly, he faces down the combined might of the unified Londo Bell squadron, twice, in Alpha Gaiden, and the rematch even has the LB using backup from the goddamned future.
  • Required Party Member: From the moment he joins in Coffin of the End, barring one route split and one stage, he'll always be deployed automatically no matter what.
  • Small Annoying Creature: Chika is this to him, and considering how familiars in Masou Kishin are an extension of their master's personality and quirks...
  • Smug Super: Shu's a genius and he knows it. Perfectly done in The Inspectors, when the Granzon's Black Hole Engine is used:
    Vigagi: Impossible... It should not be so powerful!
    Shu: I improved it myself. Of course it is.
    • In the Second Original Generation, Shu humiliates Teniquette Zezenan by using black hole technology (through generating a naked singularity plane shift: a black hole without an event horizon) the latter thought would be impossible for humans to decipher and use.
  • Sphere of Destruction: (Neo) Granzon's "Black Hole Cluster" and "Graviton Cannon" and Neo Granzon's "Shukutaihou" ("Degeneracy Cannon")
  • Slasher Smile: Yeah, when you see him smile, RUN.
  • Super Mode: Neo Granzon. In Coffin of the End, this now a gameplay mechanic where Shu must have 130 will before he can transform it.
  • The Leader: Of his team in Dark Prison. This is compounded by him having access to the "Leadership" pilot skill that allows him to do a Maximum Break.
  • Teen Genius: Several Ph.Ds at 22 years old
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Shu throws the Granworm Sword at Monica, activates the Granzon's warp abilities, and sends it instead towards Luozorl, killing him.
  • Troll: The fact he never makes it clear about his affiliations/intentions, can do anything he wants, and spends most of his screentime putting on his "Trollface" while pulling this trope on Masaki makes Shu this. There's a good reason some players has dubbed him the "Troll Overlord".
    • He trolls Masaki for fun, but those that try using him get trolled even worse as part of his revenge plan, with one example being the case with the Guests and Gaia Sabers, trolling them both.
  • Unwanted Harem: More like un-needed harem!
  • Villain Protagonist, Hero of Another Story: His EX scenario and Dark Prison Downloadable Content for the Second Original Generation
  • Weirdness Magnet: In the Second Original Generation, the Guests built one into the Granzon, as it's been attracting extraterrestrial/interdimensional invaders, as a way to soften the Earth up for their impending invasion.
  • Wham Line: An in-universe one in Dark Prison where Oleg asks why he's keeping Al, Selena, and Yong since he knows that he's a Magnificent Bastard. Shu's reply?
    "They are my Crowning Moment of Heartwarming important allies."
    • Shu then goes Papa Wolf as he then fights it out against the remnants of the Divine Crusaders.
  • Willfully Weak: Although the Granzon is a powerful machine, by the time he goes back to Earth from La Gias, he already can transform the Granzon into the Neo Granzon anytime he wanted to. He doesn't because he treats it as his trump card which he uses again during the Final Boss of Dark Prison. Plus, he can't initiate Maximum Break in 2nd OG while he can in Dark Prison.
  • The Worf Effect: In Masou Kishin Coffin of the End, his Neo Granzon is trashed. Turns out that while Shu was trying to escape from the barrier surrounding Langran, he was busy dealing with Amara who was sent by Yotennai to kill Shu. And while Shu defeats Amara, he had to escape and the Langran barrier was the one that wrecked his Neo Granzon.

Luozorl Zoran Roiel (Voiced by Takeshi Aono (Classic Timeline) & Banjō Ginga (Original Generation))

The High Priest of the Cult of Volkruss who is responsible for much of the conflict in La Gias.

Saphine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace (Voiced by Rika Fukami)

The younger sister of Elshine, she was once a follower of the Cult of Volkruss until she met Shu.
  • Stripperific: Arguably Banpresto's first user of this trope. In fact, her outfit appears to be little more than a few pieces of leather that barely covers her unmentionables.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Shu; this allows her to break free from Volkruss' curse in Dark Prison.

Satils Galare (Voiced by Osamu Saka)

Pireil Boarasen (Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama)

Washa Nilkan (Voiced by Hidekatsu Shibata)

Brash Nenba (Voiced by Hirota Kosei)

Bolo Fable (Voiced by Bin Shimada)

Wuuf (Voiced by Taiten Kusunoki)

Vashiley Drosen (Voiced by Urara Takano)

Elshine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace (Voiced by Aya Hisakawa)

A priestess of the Cult of Volkruss, whom Yang Long fell in love with. Ends up as the Herald of the God of Balance, Rasphitot.
  • Back from the Dead: Pride of Justice. Subverted, as it turns out it's just a fanatic priestess posing as her.

Gaen (Voiced by Tomokazu Sugita)

A servant of Volkruss, he apparently was found amnesiac and Volkruss took him in. Though it turns out that he's actually the servant of Yotennai.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Claims he does not know of his origins and was taken in by the Volkruss cult. Turns out, he's created by Yotennai.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: In Revelation of Evil God; he still summons Volkruss minions on a daily basis, though to blast your enemies to smithereens.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Gaen inherits Ahmed's Solgady and still has some of its old attacks (such as the Discutter). In Pride of Justice, it becomes his exclusive mecha with all its dark power and a Badass Arm-Fold to match.
  • Eye Scream: In Coffin of the End, he gouges his eye out because he was cursed in his right eye.
  • Guest Star Party Member: In Dark Prison for the first 18 stages, after which he becomes an enemy (because Shu betrays Volkruss).
  • Handicapped Badass: He takes out his right eye and still keeps on going like nothing's happened.
  • Leitmotif: "Blade of Vengeance"

Shiva Volkruss


  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Attempts possessing Shu in Dark Prison, but winds up giving his memories and the power of the Neo Granzon back. Shu proceeds to kill Volkruss with this new power.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Volkruss is the pain and regret of an extinct race of giants that lived in La Gias before mankind, given sentience.

    Other Characters 

Elan Zenosakis (Voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya)

A descendant of the Zenosakis bloodline, he is a distant relative of Zeoroot and Presia. His mission to destroy Rasphitot, one of the Three Pillar Gods of La Gias and claims the title of "Godslayer" for himself.
  • Ace Custom/Ancestral Weapon: Zelvoid
  • Evil Counterpart: To Masaki and the Cybuster; Revelation of Evil God reveals the machine is an ancient, mass-produced Elemental Machine used to defeat Volkruss for the first time. The Cybuster was based on its designs, but it's unknown to what extent, because its mechanical designer Wendy isn't entirely sure how she created the Cybuster, since her Evil Twin Tuddy was possessing her during its construction.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He's the heading character in one route in Pride of Justice, fighting on Masaki's side and gaining his own cadre of Meido pilots fighting for his sake. He even unlocks the Possession for Zelvoid this way.
  • Leitmotif: "Black Sword Saint" and "Zero Existence".
  • Mythology Gag: Take a closer look at each of the Zelvoid's forearms. This is most likely call to the "Arm of God" in Panzer Warfare.
  • Ramming Always Works: Zelvoid's "Astral Ruiner"

Ruzamuno Rasphitot (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu)


  • Leitmotif: "Kessen" ("Decisive Battle"), which is later shared between his two fellow gods, Volkruss and Gragios, in Coffin of the End.

Gizos Gragios


Sone Zan Bakium (Voiced by Hochu Otsuka)

Adeenam (Voiced by Mutsumi Tamura)

Vaalniiya (Voiced by Makoto Yasumura)

Yotennai (Voiced by Mayumi Tanaka)

A prophet of the giants, who wants to free herself from them by initiating a Time Crash on La Gias. She started this plan thanks to the back flow of power coming from the Cross Gate. This is the same Cross Gate found during the True Final Boss fight of 2nd Original Generation when the Steel Dragons fought against Euzeth Gozzo. When Euzeth was defeated, the energy he accumulated was released and activated the Cross Gate at La Gias.

Fuum Rakam


Kadoam Haakam


  • Bigger Bad: Of the entire Masou Kishin series. And even he's implied that there's a being who's more powerful than them.
  • Leitmotif: "Concluder"
  • The Dreaded: Inverted. They ran away to La Gias from something using the Cross Gate to reach La Gias.
  • The Reveal: There's a Cross Gate underneath Langran and that the giants are running away from something and are taking shelter in La Gias.
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alternative title(s): Super Robot Wars EX; Super Robot Wars Gaiden
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