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The Heralds of the Elemental Lords (''Masou Kishin'') are the major protagonists of the ''Masou Kishin'' saga of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', taking place in the [[BeneathTheEarth 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 ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsEX'', with ''The Lord of Elemental'' Part 1 detailing [[OriginsIssue 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:
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* {{Attack Drone}}s: Each Elemental Lord has an attack called "Hi-Familiar" that its pilot's familiar(s) will use.
* {{Badass}}: Collectively, the Heralds are the strongest pilots in the ''Masou Kishin'' saga, as their Elemental Lords are protected by the highest level spirits of La Gias; each unit's SuperMode simply ups the ante of this trope. Masaki and Hwang Yang Long are different breeds of HotBlooded {{Badass}} like several other SuperRobot heroes, while Tytti Noorbuck is a [[LadyOfWar calm, prim, proper, elegant]] type, and Mio Sasuga is [[BadassAdorable a wallop-packing cute (and dirty)]] variant.
** BadassInDistress: With the exception of Tytti ([[spoiler:until it's played straight later in an event]]), all of the Heralds have been detained by the new enemy "Magooki" in ''Coffin of the End''.
* ElementalPowers, FourElementEnsemble
** Cybuster - BlowYouAway
** Granveil - KillItWithFire, PlayingWithFire
** Gaddeath - AnIcePerson, KillItWithIce, MakingASplash
** Zamzeed - DishingOutDirt
* {{Familiar}}: With the exception of Ricardo Silvera, each Herald has at least one talking animal familiar that accompanies them wherever they go. The familiar(s) are also an extension of the Herald's personality and quirks.
* {{Leitmotif}}
** Masaki - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9r71CshgcM Neppu! Shippu! Cybuster!]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3MCccUNEt8 Possession]]"
** Yang Long - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iOyY8gFxjM Martial Artist of Fire]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Hi2NGQHUU Awakening of the Flame]]"
** Tytti - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ino7zDsc8 CALM CRYSTAL BLUE - From The City Of Water & Ice]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP1vG0gCWAw Ocean of Determination]]"
** Mio - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ys3Rs-nYsM Mio no Jongara]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXIK8EIevfI Earth, Wake Up]]"
* LifeEnergy: More commonly known as "prana".
* SealedGoodInACan: [[spoiler:What happens to the [[http://i.imgur.com/ZwbAior.jpg four]] [[http://i.imgur.com/SFESv4G.jpg Elemental]] [[http://i.imgur.com/GExNC4p.jpg Lords]] in ''Coffin of the End'']]. Doubles as IronicEcho.
* SuperMode: "Full Possession" mode; each Elemental Lord is built with a "Laplace Computer" that allows the Herald to temporarily call upon the spirit of the Elemental Lord for increased power and abilities. This lasts for a brief moment, as the mode not only drain's the Herald's prana, but can potentially kill them.
** In ''Revelation of Evil God'', Masaki makes contact with Cyfis and masters Full Possession, allowing the Cybuster to transform into "Cyfis Cybuster" for a few minutes. Likewise, Yang Long ends up mastering his own Full Possession in ''Pride of Justice''; depending on the route taken in the game, either Tytti, Mio or [[spoiler:Elan Zenosakis]] will learn their own Full Possession. By ''Coffin of the End'', all have access to Full Possession with little to no restrictions.

!Masaki Andoh (Voiced by Creator/HikaruMidorikawa)
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The first "Banpresto Original" to appear in ''Super Robot Wars'' (although the ''actual'' first is the BigBad from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TStgcNJd6vE SD Hero Soukesen]]'', an obscure {{Famicom}} game that set the formula for ''The Great Battle'' series[[note]]Later known as [[Characters/CompatiHeroSeries Dark Brain]][[/note]]), Masaki's a loud-mouthed, HotBlooded young man with NoSenseOfDirection 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 [[ParentalAbandonment he'd been alone for a long time]]. There, he is chosen to the next Herald of the Cybuster, gets the familiar cats [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/197595433653075850.jpg Kuro]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1_00095.png Shiro]], and gains allies in the Kingdom of Langran, who created the Elemental Lords. His arch-rival is Shu Shirakawa, who [[spoiler:kills Masaki's foster father Zeoroot Zan Zenosakis]].

In his appearances in the "[[FanNickname Classic]]", ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' timelines, Masaki tails Shu, who flees to the surface world after the events detailed in ''The Lord of Elemental'' Part 1. When TheFederation in any of the settings falls under attack by the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Divine Crusaders]] or extraterrestrials, Masaki assists his new surface world 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 the latter 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 ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsEX'', the ''Second Original Generation'' and its ''Dark Prison'' DownloadableContent, 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 CivilWar" 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 [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Guests]] arrive in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'', 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 HumongousMecha 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:
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* AkashicRecords: Cybuster's "Akashic Buster", but InNameOnly (although recent games have him comment about accessing the Akashic Records as part of his attacks).
* AwesomeButImpractical: Cybuster's "Cosmo Nova"; not only does it require a high Will rating, but it's a one-round weapon per scenario. Rectified in ''Revelation of Evil God'' by making it an energy-based attack, making it more than a one-note weapon. Unfortunately, the EN requirement is a tad high.
* BigDamnHero: It's a RunningGag for him.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars2'': Players must attack a Divine Crusaders base protected by several turrets. After a few turns, the Cybuster appears and uses the Cyflash to destroy most of them. The scene is recreated in ''Original Generation''.
** ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4 Super Robot Wars F]]'': In a two-part scenario, unless [[GuideDangIt you read a guide and placed the party in reserve for the first part]], most of your best pilots will be exhausted by the second. Few turns pass and the Cybuster appears, providing a fresh, much-needed reinforcement.
** ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]]'': You must prevent the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP02A Physalis]] from retreating. From your starting position, that's unlikely, alongside rough terrain and an army of {{Mooks}}. The Cybuster and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam Zero]][[note]]which is to say, [[Creator/HikaruMidorikawa Hikaru Midorikawa]] [[RunningGag standing next to himself]][[/note]] appear right in front of the Physalis' line of escape.
* CaptainErsatz: The Cybuster was created for ''2'' because Banpresto couldn't secure the rights to ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''.
* CoolSword: Cybuster's "Discutter".
** DualWielding: The NintendoDS UpdatedRerelease of ''The Lord of Elemental'' arms the Cybuster with the Discutter and the new "Vanity Ripper". Both blades can combine into a single {{BFS}}.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: The Cybuster in ''Coffin of the End''.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Cybuster's "Discutter: Ranbu no Tachi".
* DemotedToExtra: Masaki doesn't appear in the ''[[TheAnimeOfTheGame Cybuster]]'' AnimatedAdaptation, where the protagonist is a [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Ryusei Date]] look-alike.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:"Akashic Nova", Full Possession Cybuster's ultimate attack, is only available during the final scenarios of ''Coffin of the End'']].
* {{Expy}}: He gets one in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' with [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Asakim]] [[SignificantAnagram Dowin]]. Chances are, this isn't an expy...[[WildMassGuessing Dundundunnnn...]]
** Also [[http://www.winky.co.jp/rayblade/c_toya.htm Toya Kazami]] from "Seireiki Rayblade", the AlternateCompanyEquivalent from [=WinkySoft=].
* EvilCounterpart: In his home series, Elan Zenosakis and the Zelvoid; in the ''Z'' series, Asakim and the Shurouga.
* FragileSpeedster, SuperSpeed: Cybuster's supposedly the fastest there is; unfortunately, this doesn't make up for its lack of strength...well, ''Original Generation''-wise, anyway. Subverts FragileSpeedster once it enters Full Possession.
* FriendlyFireProof: Cybuster's "Cyflash"; ''The Inspectors'' AnimatedAdaptation of ''Original Generation 2'' justifies this via an International Friend-or-Foe identification tag required by allies.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Although he pops up from time to time to help the heroes of whatever game he's in, his main purpose is always trying to figure out and stop whatever Shu's up to. Naturally, the ''Masou Kishin'' series is where he's the real star of the game. {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Second Original Generation''.
-->'''[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning]]:''' Hey, hey, come on now Masa. You're just a lost little kitten above ground, but down here you're kinda famous aren't ya?
* HotWings: Cybuster's Akashic Buster.
* IHaveManyNames: Also known as "Randol Zan Zenosakis" in La Gias, while Excellen just calls him "Masa". He dislikes being called the latter.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JustInTime: See BigDamnHero. 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.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With adoptive younger sister, Presia Zenosakis. Lune Zoldark and some fans think there's more than that between them...
* NoSenseOfDirection: 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 [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Lunamaria Hawke]], who managed to [[ATeamFiring cleanly miss]] ''[[EpicFail a battleship]]'' [[NeverLiveItDown with a beam rifle]] in her home series. On another note, his lack of direction gets so bad in one game, it takes the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing 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 ''[[AnotherCenturysEpisode Another Century's Episode R]]'': traveling 4 kilometers with the Cybuster nets the player a trophy called "Isolated Lost Child".
*** In the same game, [[spoiler:while [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke Nanbu]] and Ryusei appear on Eria due to 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 [[spoiler:cross dimensions and not even notice it]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Revealed in ''The Lord of Elemental'', his parents were killed by terrorists.
* PowerCopying: In ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4 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.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Cybuster's Akashic Buster [[spoiler:and Akashic Nova]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Shu when he kills Zeoroot Zan Zenoskis, his foster father in La Gias.
* SayMyName: Shuuuuuu!
* SeriesMascot: 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) and the sheer number of appearances. Masaki has appeared in eighteen separate titles - a good number more than runner-ups Shu and Lune Zoldark and quite a few more than many other characters whose franchises have sold millions of copies[[note]]If WildMassGuessing regarding Asakim's origins prove to be true, this number could go even ''higher''.[[/note]] What prevents him from definitively taking the title is the majority of his appearances are cameos - while originals like [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Kusuha Mizuha]] and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlphaGaiden Sanger Zonvolt]] have fewer games under their belt, both are central to their respective titles, thus have more presence in the zeitgeist.
* SphereOfDestruction: Cybuster's Cyflash
* TransformingMecha: Cybuster's "Cybird" form
* UnwantedHarem: The bait of it, which is hilarious considering polygamy is ''legal'' in La Gias.

!Hwang Yang Long (Voiced by Creator/KazuhikoInoue)
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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:
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Subverted; distant he may be, he never ever thought of "crushing the weak".
* AsiaRuneChant: He chants this in part of the Granveil's "Kafuu Seiun Ken"
** Becomes a PunctuatedPounding during the attack's upgrade in ''Revelation of Evil God'' as "Houguu Kafuu Seiun Ken".
* BodyguardCrush: To Monica
* BystanderSyndrome: 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.
* CastingGag: [[Creator/KazuhikoInoue His voice actor]] is notorious in Japan for voicing (at least in the past) {{Bruce Lee Clone}}s in many Japanese dubs of Chinese and Hong Kong films.
* CombinationAttack: With Tytti in ''Revelation of Evil God''
* FlamingSword: Granveil's "Flame Cutter"
** {{BFS}}: When using the Kafuu Seiun Ken, Granveil can generate a much larger flaming broadsword.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In ''Pride of Justice'', after Remia Zania Valfarbia goes on an emotional overload, even pulling a LeeroyJenkins, Yang Long calms her down with a slap to her face.
* GlassCannon: InUniverse, the Granveil has the most powerful weapons among the Elemental Lords, sans [[AwesomeButImpractical Cosmo Nova]], but it's the most fragile.
* HotBlooded: After all, his nickname is the "HotBlooded Gym Teacher". He's still less loud and abrasive than Masaki, though.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: 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''.
* {{Nerdgasm}}: A resident Chinese history nut meets the FourGods (and later [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Son Ganlong and his Shirei RyuOhKi]])?. Of course he ends up like this.
* RunningGag: Chinese proverbs
* ShockAndAwe: Denkou Eiri is probably one of the few times Granveil uses ''lightning'' instead of fire.
* ShoulderCannon: Granveil's Caloric Smash and Denkou Eiri
* SternTeacher: Well, he is a gym teacher, and Masaki often refers that if he makes a blunder or something, Yang Long would make him sit straight for hours listening to his lectures. Of course, he means well.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even when you're Chinese

!Tytti Norbuck (Voiced by Creator/KikukoInoue)
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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 PsychoForHire 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 End'', [[SoleSurvivor Tytti is the only Herald to survive the onslaught against the Elemental Lords]] that kicks off the plot, but loses contact with the rest of the Heralds. Forced to ally with Shu, she uses the more common [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejnDtOqjRoA Regelior-AR]] while searching for her friends and the Gaddeath.

Tropes associated with Tytti and the Gaddeath are:
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* AllergicToLove: For a damn good reason
* BewareTheNiceOnes: If she gets mad, she's not above choking you with a smile implanted on her face.
* BigDamnHeroes: Her first combat-appearance in ''EX'' is saving [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Leina Ashta]], thereby stopping [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ her brother Judau]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Seabook Arno]] from [[FightingYourFriend fighting the heroes]]. She does the same in the ''Second Original Generation'', saving [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Mai Kobayashi]] from her Shutendonias captors (through Freki and Geri), so the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha SRX Team]] (minus Ryusei, since he's with Lune) doesn't have to keep fighting Masaki and his allies.
* BladeOnAStick: Gaddeath's primary weapon is a [[ProngsOfPoseidon trident]], later upgraded into the "Gungnir" and post-Full Possession, "Mistelteinn"
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Lubikka did this to her before Ricardo saved her
* BroughtDownToNormal: Tytti loses the Gaddeath in the beginning of ''Coffin of the End'', resorting to a MechaMook to make up for it.
* ChestBlaster: While she's piloting a mass-produced Regelior-AR.
* TheChick: Doubles as TeamMom
* CombatMedic: Gaddeath can be one in ''The Lord of Elemental'' and the ''Second Original Generation''
* CombinationAttack: With Yang Long in ''Revelation of Evil God''
* {{Expy}}: Compare Tytti, the Gaddeath and the NorseMythology ThemeNaming to a certain [[Manga/AhMyGoddess goddess and series in general]]; to boot, Tytti and said goddess share the same voice actor. At one point in the NintendoDS re-release of ''The Lord of Elemental'', Tytti quotes "[[Creator/KikukoInoue I'm]] [[RunningGag 17 years old]]".
* HiddenBuxom: Her clothes are very tight and she doesn't show a visible [[{{Gainaxing}} bounce]], but she still have big ones, as Mio so proves when she gropes her. Also in ''The Lord of Elemental'' re-release, during a BeachEpisode, she wears a swimsuit revealing, yes, she's got it big.
* IDontKnowMortalKombat: Despite being the Herald of a water-based Elemental Lord, [[{{Irony}} Tytti can't swim]].
* JackOfAllStats: Of the Elemental Lords, the Gaddeath is the most balanced. Gameplay-wise, this is averted in the ''Masou Kishin'' games, due to Tytti's weak melee stats, making her best used as a support/sniper; played straight in ''Original Generation'' with her melee stat brought up to par alongside the Heralds.
* LadyOfWar: 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 the Gaddeath is designed to look like a {{Valkyrie|s}}.
* LethalChef, OneNoteCook: 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.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: One equipped on the left hand of the Regelior-AR.
* OneeSama: 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.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents were murdered right in front of her by Rubikka, [[AndYourLittleDogToo including her brother]].
* RuleOfCool: InUniverse, the Gaddeath's lead designer 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 any way.
* SilkHidingSteel: Always prim and proper, but an excellent pilot. If she was Japanese, she'd be a YamatoNadeshiko like [[Manga/AhMyGoddess the goddess]] [[{{Expy}} she's often compared to]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Fan versions include "Tytti", "Tootie" or "Tutti", while her official romanization is "Thutiy"...not to mention, is it "Gaddeath" or "Goddess"?
* SweetTooth: To the point it turns her into a LethalChef[=/=]OneNoteCook, 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 [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Cliana Rimskaya]], and says she doesn't mind ''even more'' strawberry jam.
* ThemeNaming: Tytti is overloaded with NorseMythology. 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|s}}. Freki and Geri are named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geri_and_Freki 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". Finally, the Hi-Familiar attack becomes "Gleipnir".
* TokenWholesome: 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.
* UnfortunateNames: 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 [[TokenWholesome she usually covers up wholly]].

!Mio Sasuga (Voiced by Creator/MikaKanai)
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Successor to Ricardo as the Herald to the Elemental Lord of Earth Zamzeed, Mio is just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent from Japan who gets transported to La Gias while she's sleeping and found by Masaki in the wilderness during the Langran Civil War in ''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 [[TagalongKid 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 HumongousMecha). She likes to tease a lot and keeps the team lively, [[GenkiGirl being the most energetic and playful]] of the Heralds. Like Masaki, she's also an orphan [[ParentalAbandonment who lost her parents due to a airplane crash]]. Supposedly, Mio has a black belt in Aikido. Her familiars are a trio of duck-billed platypi.

Tropes associated with Mio and the Zamzeed are:
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* CombinationAttack: With Presia in ''Revelation of Evil God''. Oddly enough, it looks like cross between the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Sekiha Love Love Tenkyoken]] and the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Royal Heart Breaker]].
* CovertPervert: Mio is a ''dirty'' little kid. Not only did [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale she openly grope Tytti]] (PlayedForLaughs, due to [[ACupAngst Mio's shock at their breast size difference]]), she apparently collects adult magazines...''[[YuriFan of women]]''.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Mio appears in certain routes in ''Alpha'' and has Masaki help her out of a building. After teasing him a bit, she [[NoFourthWall tells the player this scene is merely for fanservice]].
* EpicFail: 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.
* HeroicBSOD: The first time she kills an enemy pilot in ''EX'', Mio's so incredibly shaken up of her taking a life [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration she becomes uncontrollable until the next scenario]].
* IKnowMortalKombat: 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]]HilarityEnsues and {{Irony}} abounds, because that's exactly what Masaki did with the Jaohm when he arrived in La Gias.[[/note]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Zamzeed's "Gorounyudou Masamune"
* LaserBlade: Zamzeed's "Hyper Plasma Sword"
* MetaGuy: Some of Mio's combat quotes include telling her enemies they will become her ExperiencePoints to level up. She's also one of the few characters who can understand or join in Ryusei's {{Shout Out}}s.
* MightyGlacier: Of the four Elemental Lords, Zamzeed has the thickest armor and even armed with a shield.
* NoFourthWall: In ''EX'', she recognizes ''Aura Battler Dunbine'' since she had watched it on TV. Then, there's her EarlyBirdCameo.
* {{Otaku}}: Different from Ryusei, in that she's more into {{Shounen}} than HumongousMecha.
* PaperFanOfDoom: The final hit in the Zamzeed's Hi-Familiar attack for ''Alpha Gaiden'' ends with one of the familiars carrying a paper fan and hitting the enemy with it.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Zamzeed's "Chou Shindou Ken"
* ReTool: In her Classic Timeline and ''Alpha'' appearances, Mio's familiars are just [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi plain, simple joke-cracking duck-billed platypi]] with simple names. With the re-release of ''The Lord of Elemental'', her familiars' names are changed into [[JourneyToTheWest Son Goku, Cho Hakkai and Sha Gojyo]], along with their signature outfits.
* SixthRanger: Permanently replaces Ricardo
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Inversion; Mio was created first as the Herald of the Zamzeed in ''EX'', but since Part 1 takes place before ''EX'' (where Mio debuts), she's replaced by Ricardo in ''The Lord of Elemental'' Part 1, who obviously must get KilledOffForReal through the game [[DoomedByCanon to make way for Mio]] in Part 2.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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!Lune Zoldark (Voiced by NarumiHidaka)
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Daughter of [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic 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 supposed 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 RobotGirl 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 TheFederation, she winds up aligning with them, as the Divine Crusaders suffers MotiveDecay and her revenge was simply out of familial duty (in ''Alpha'', her motivation is changed thanks to Bian not being an antagonist: she's trying to ''save'' her father from suspected [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Jupiterian]] captivity, but is unable to find him. She joins the heroes since they're ''allies'' of the Divine Crusaders and are perfectly willing to help her look for him).

By the time the events of ''EX'' rolls 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 Lune isn't a citizen of Langran - she's a Norwegian Earthborn, but is included among the Langran characters because she sides with them whenever she travels to La Gias.

Lune and her RidiculouslyHumanRobot Valsione embody these tropes:
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* AscendedExtra: From a supporting character in ''3'' to a protagonist of her own route in ''EX''
* BadassNormal: Compared to the Heralds, Lune has no spiritual protection, access to prana or an evil god for support. However, she's that good of a pilot backed with CharlesAtlasSuperpower that she can keep up with all the spiritual mumbo-jumbo.
** Likewise, the Valsione: this Earth-developed mecha is one of the few in the ''Masou Kishin'' setting that isn't built using La Gias {{Magitech}}, yet it can still go toe-to-toe with the Elemental Lords.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 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.
* CoolSword: Valsione's "Divine Arm"
** KatanasAreJustBetter: Valsione's "Divine Blade"
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her one-sided torn jeans. Interstingly enough, when Lune made her debut, her jeans were [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/srw010.jpg simply tattered in places]], so the current design may count as a form of ArtEvolution.
* FriendlyFireProof: Valsione's "Psycho Blaster"
* GlassCannon: In the ''Original Generation'' games, specifically ''Original Generation 2'', her "Ace Bonus" increases attack damage 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.
** LightningBruiser: Remedied by her high evasion stat, which is the best in the games ([[CharlesAtlasSuperpower for good reason]]), the Valsione's "Mirror Image" ability[[note]]Gain a 50% chance of evading any attack[[/note]], and a "Full Upgrade Bonus" that increases the rate of activating Mirror Image.
* ImageSong, {{Leitmotif}}: "Flapper Girl". In a rare case for [=SRW=], NarumiHidaka sings her character's song.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: More like "Mad Dictator's Beautiful Daughter". How mad ''is'' Bian? Better left to your interpretation.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Valsione R. In the Classic Timeline, the "R" stood for "Return"; beginning with the DS re-release, it stands for "Refine".
* MoCapMecha: ContinuityReboot for ''Original Generation'' reveals the Valsione's cockpit uses a prototype version of the "Direct Motion Link System", the same one used by Sanger and the Dygenguard.
* MythologyGag: Variation; despite the fact 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 [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/valsione_recordofatx.jpg blunt reminder]] to fans by equipping the Valsione with outer armor (something it never had in the games) resembling the Valsion.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Lune" or "Ryuune"?
* SphereOfDestruction: Valsione's Psycho Blaster
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the tomboy, whereas Wendy Rasm Iknart is the girly girl.

!Presia Zenosakis (Voiced by Creator/SatomiKoorogi)
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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 MoeMoe 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. 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:
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* CombinationAttack: With Mio in ''Revelation of Evil God''
* CuteClumsyGirl: ''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.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Her ''Alpha Gaiden'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiEpQrTgaQo pilot cut-in]] is much more animated than others.
* DemotedToExtra: Her appearance in ''4'' and ''F'' simply removes her altogether.
* DualWielding: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe_L0g3ugc4 Only in]] ''Alpha Gaiden''
* IKnowKungFu: In ''Alpha Gaiden'', Presia casually remarks about the swordsmanship talents her father had and that she knows to use one. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Chang Wufei]], who had told her to stay back while they searched for the rest of [[CharsCounterattack Londo Bell]] because of her youth and inexperience, stands in [[CrowningMomentOfFunny stunned silence accompanied by a "shocked" character portrait]].
* ImageSong: "Spring Breeze Presia"
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Her relation with Masaki is that of siblings, but Lune and some fans believe there's more...
** [[spoiler: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]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: 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.
* ParentalAbandonment: There is [[MissingMom no mention of her mother]] [[spoiler:and Zeoroot bites the dust, no thanks to Shu]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The DS re-release romanizes her name as "Pulesia", not that Banpresto's ever that reliable when it comes to names.
* TokenMiniMoe: Banpresto's first use of the trope
* VocalEvolution: 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 OlderThanTheyLook.

!Ricardo Silvera (Voiced by Creator/RikiyaKoyama[[note]]Only in the PlaystationPortable release and ''Revelation of Evil God''[[/note]])

The original Herald of the Elemental Lord of Earth Zamzeed, the fun and jolly Ricardo is a former AcePilot for the Brazilian air force who gets along with people well. He enjoys being around Masaki, teaches Yang Long 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 [[SacrificialLamb protecting Tytti]] after her BrainwashedAndCrazy stint. He succumbs to his injuries, but not after hearing Tytti returning her affections, until it was too late.

However, Ricardo comes BackFromTheDead 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:
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* TheBigGuy: Oldest out of the initial Heralds
* DishingOutDirt: Subverted; since Ricardo is DoomedByCanon, he cannot access the full power of the Earth element outside of the Zamzeed's "Resonance Quake" MAP weapon.
* DoomedByCanon: 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''.
* LargeHam: Comes with being the BoisterousBruiser, but this is particularly noticeable in the re-release.
* TheObiWan: To Mio in ''Revelation of Evil God''. An interesting case since unlike most Obi-Wans, Ricardo has already died when he starts mentoring Mio. A more straightforward example would be him towards Yang Long.
* ShoulderCannon: Zamzeed's "Linear Railgun"
* TakingTheBullet: For Tytti in ''The Lord of Elemental''. He kind of gets better in ''Revelation of Evil God''.
* TokenMinority: Brazilian, and one of the few Hispanic characters in the franchise.

!Zeoroot Zan Zenozakis (Voiced by Creator/HideyukiTanaka)
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* MasterSwordsman: Considered the greatest swordsman in La Gias; in fact, his skill is so great that despite a near-hopeless battle against [[spoiler:Shu and his Granzon, Zeoroot managed to damage and disable its barrier with just an Elemental Machine before dying]].
* TheObiWan: 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. [[spoiler:Like other Obi-Wans, Zeoroot dies by Shu's hand while attempting to stop him after his attack on Langran]].
* RedBaron: "Heavenly Sword"

!Wendy Rasm Iknart (Voiced by Creator/SayakaOhara)
* AceCustom: Nezeria
* BerserkButton: Rico Sandriff accidentally calls her "Aunt"; [[spoiler:[[OhCrap cue Tuddy appearing]]]]
* EvilTwin, SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Tuddy]]
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: [[spoiler:In regards to Wendy and the Cybuster's construction, since it was Tuddy who made it when she possessed her]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Lune's tomboy [[spoiler:and to Tuddy]].
* YinYangBomb: Nezeria's "Phantasma Blast"
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Princess Xenia Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Creator/YukoMinaguchi)

One of the HalfIdenticalTwin 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 HumongousMecha, notably the Franchise/{{Gundam}}s, her personal favorite (in the ''Second Original Generation'', it would be the Huckebein). Xenia pilots the Elemental Machine "Nols" and its MidSeasonUpgrade "Nols Ray", one of two available in Langran. Tropes associated with Xenia and her machines are:
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* AceCustom: Duraxyl in ''Coffin of the End''
%%* BadassPrincess
* CombatMedic: 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.
* DemotedToExtra: In the ''Second Original Generation'', she is only usable in the ''EX'' portions of the game, and only if Masaki's route is picked. Monica takes her place in the later scenarios.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* FemBot: Nols (Ray)
* HollywoodHacking: 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 this {{Leitmotif}} cannot be assigned to anyone else.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Nols Ray's "Angel Whisper" attack will sprout angelic wings from its back.
* RocketPunch: Nols Ray's "Brass Knuckle"
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In Xenia's case, she's a reliable WrenchWench.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: 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.
* SuperDeformed: Some of her character portraits occasionally puts her into this, to denote a sense of mischief.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With younger twin sister Monica, Xenia is the tomboy, being much more into hacking and HumongousMecha, has shorter hair and doesn't really like royal functions that much.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Coffin of the End'', Xenia has switched from the [[CombatMedic Nols Ray]] into the [[AceCustom Duraxyl]].

!Princess Monica Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Creator/YukoMinaguchi)

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* AscendedExtra: 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 [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Steel Dragon Battle Group]] into the final battles, with Xenia staying in La Gias.
* BoundAndGagged: With a ball-gag, no less, in Part 1 of ''The Lord of Elemental'', courtesy of Saphine.
* LoveMartyr: She's willing to go through lengths to be with Shu. Of course, this doesn't sit well with most of the heroes or [[ClingyJealousGirl Sapphine for that matter]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: 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 RyotaroOkiayu)
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* AceCustom: Duraxyl
%%* AntiVillain
* {{Attack Drone}}s: Duraxyl's "Taos Tail"
%%* {{Bishounen}}
* ChestBlaster: Duraxyl's "Mega Smasher"
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: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]].
%%* KilledOffForReal
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Feilord" or "Feillord" or "Feil Lord"? If you're feeling cynical, [[spoiler: [[FailOSuckyname "Fail Lord"]]]]?
** MyNaymeIs: "Duraxyl" can either be spelled with one "l" or two.
* TeasedWithAwesome: Feilord's "Twin Command" in the ''Second Original Generation'' is "Soul"[[note]]Deal 2.5 times the damage for the next successful attack[[/note]], which would be a benefit provided the player ''could'' have placed him in a Twin Unit.
* WarriorPrince: [[spoiler:Is what he wish he'd be and died as]].
* WaveMotionGun: Duraxyl's "Buster Cannon"
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: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 Creator/TesshoGenda)
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* AceCustom: Euleed
%%* AmbitionIsEvil
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BigBadWannabe
* {{BFG}}: Euleed's "Hyper Cannon"
%%* KilledOffForReal
%%* LargeAndInCharge
* LaserBlade: Euleed's "Hyper Plasma Sword". Becomes a {{BFS}} as Kirkus maximizes the blade's output, allowing it to stretch like the Colossal Blade.
* TheStarscream: To [[spoiler:Feilord]]

!Prince Tellius (Voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida)
* BridgeBunny: In ''Coffin of the End''
* MagikarpPower: InUniverse, Shu convinces Tellius that he's powerful, but he needs training and confidence.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Tellius believes he's too weak compared to his peers, especially those of Langran royalty, yet they see there's potential in him. The reason why he aligns with Shu is so he can train to become mentally and physically stronger.
* TheLoad: Tellius is eternally stuck with a [[MechaMook basic Gadyfall]]; coupled with his mediocre stats, he tends to become this in all appearances throughout ''Masou Kishin''.

!Ratel Acros (Voiced by Creator/KatsujiMori (Classic Timeline) & Junzo Miyasaka (Original Generation))

!Mira Lioness (Voiced by Creator/KeikoHan (Classic Timeline) & Rie Saitou (Original Generation))

!Zashford Zan Valfarbia (Voiced by Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi)

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.
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* AscendedExtra: Out of the all ''Masou Kishin'' characters playable in the ''EX'' scenarios of the ''Second Original Generation'' (excluding the Heralds, Lune and Presia), Zashford joins them on the surface world for the Sealing War, beating out the likes of Xenia (who was part of the group back in ''Alpha Gaiden''). If special requirements are met, the Galguard will get to use its "Black Thunder" attack, which shouldn't be possible until ''The Lord of Elemental'' Part 2. This is likely because he joins very late in the ''EX'' portions and players would otherwise have him for three scenarios.
** DemotedToExtra: In ''Pride of Justice'', he "retires" and takes a backseat, while his CoolBigSis Remia takes over.
** TheBusCameBack: Returns as a playable character in ''Coffin of the End''.
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: In ''Coffin of the End'', Zashford shares his sister's {{Leitmotif}} "Rampage".
* {{Cool Sword}}s: Galguard's "Flash Blades"
* DoggedNiceGuy: Has an obvious crush on Lune, who we all know is only interested in Masaki. Regardless, she still treats him nicely.
* EleventhHourRanger: The last character who joins in ''Coffin of the End''.
* InSeriesNickname: "Zash"
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Galguard has four arms and capable of [[DualWielding using four swords at once]], although [[AwesomeButImpractical it took Zashford a lot of training to do that in combat]].
* ShockAndAwe: Galguard's Black Thunder
* {{Shoulder Cannon}}s: Galguard's "Linear Railguns"
* SparedByTheAdaptation[=/=]SavedByCanon: Back in ''EX'', it's possible for Zashford to be KilledOffForReal when fighting [[spoiler:his father]], but this is averted for the ''Second Original Generation'', as he must canonically survive and participate in Part 2 of the re-released ''The Lord of Elemental''.
* TakeUpMySword: Inherited his father's Galguard in ''EX''.

!Gennacy Ivanov Kozireh (Voiced by Creator/UnshoIshizuka)

A 28 year-old Russian Olympic swimmer.
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* ChestBlaster: Jaohm's "Beam Cannon"
%%* FaceOfAThug
* FlawedPrototype: 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.
* HuskyRusskie: Gennacy is Russian, TheBigGuy of the playable characters and unmatched in arm-wrestling, unless his opponent is someone who has a CharlesAtlasSuperpower like Lune.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Averted; just like [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Russel Bagman]], Gennacy is the only playable character in ''Masou Kishin'' to not have a dedicated one.
* MasterOfNone: InUniverse, the Jaohm was designed as a FragileSpeedster like most of the other wind-based Elemental Machine, but the problem lies with its armor, making it slower than expected.
* TheStoic: He's not the type to talk too much.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: 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 YuuichiNakamura)
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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. Due to the events that ravaged the Kingdom of Langran after ''The Lord of Elemental'' Part 1, Fang defected to the Republic of Bagonia. However, a heartful conversation from Masaki and how disturbed Fang was to the resident MadScientist Zet led Fang to rejoin the Kingdom of Langran and bury the hatchet of hate, becoming Masaki's staunch ally.
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%%* AnimeHair
* AscendedExtra: While he hasn't made an appearance outside of ''Masou Kishin'', nor is he [[EnsembleDarkhorse one of the top guns of the series]], Fang has enjoyed quite a 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.
* EyepatchOfPower: He's usually wearing a eyepatch-style visor. However, he ditches it when ''Pride of Justice'' occurs.
* GreenEyedMonster: Of sorts - Fang became jealous that Zeoroot gave Masaki more attention upon being chosen as a Herald and couldn't acknowledge his prescence, [[spoiler:moreso when Zeoroot died, to which Fang blamed Masaki for his master's death]]. He gets over this.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Lone Fang"
* MasterSwordsman: After all, he's Zeoroot's protégé
* MechaExpansionPack: Giolast Roy, which is the normal Giolast equipped with a backpack full of guns big enough to make [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Cosmic Era]] mobile suits blush.
* MulticoloredHair: Blue and red
* TheRival: Of Masaki; averted post-HeelFaceTurn.

!Simone Culian (Voiced by MieSonozaki)
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* {{Leitmotif}}: "Inconstancy Parisienne"

!Rebecca Turner (Voiced by Creator/YukaKomatsu)
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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: In fact, when she's drunk (quite often), she tends to strip topless.
* InSeriesNickname: "Becky"
* {{Leitmotif}}: "In The Name Of My Ancestors"

!Ahmed Hamdi (Voiced by Creator/TesshoGenda)
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* AceCustom: Solgady
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Solgady's "Jahannam"
* DemotedToExtra: Ahmed makes an appearance in ''Coffin of the End'', but with a few lines of dialogue and isn't playable.
* GuestStarPartyMember: In ''Dark Prison'' for three scenarios
* MeaningfulName: Jahannam refers to the Islamic concept of hell
* ReTool: Ahmed is a devout Muslim whose BattleCry is "ALLAHU AKBAR!!". In the DS re-release, the Muslim reference is removed, making him just a normal Arab.
* UnclePennybags: In ''Coffin of the End'', he rewards players with ''5 million credits'' if 300 turns are taken before reaching Scenario 47.
* UnusualWeaponMounting: Solgady's "Giga Sort Cannon" is fired from the tip of its "tail"
* WildCard: While on good terms with Masaki and would occasionally help him, if it fits his purpose or the perceived greater good, [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor 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 [[spoiler:Shu]] in ''EX'' and is fought in the ''EX'' portions of the ''Second Original Generation'' (Masaki's route), [[spoiler:including ''Dark Prison'']].

!Rosaly Sheumel (Voiced by Creator/HoukoKuwashima)
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%%* BeeBeeGun
* ChildhoodFriends: With Mudeka Lavence; while [[ChildhoodFriendRomance he would like to be more]], she doesn't.
* CombinationAttack: [[spoiler:With Mudeka in ''Coffin of the End'']]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "This Is My Way Of Living"

!Tsrein Zan Recaniban (Voiced by HiroshiOkamoto)
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* ChildhoodFriends: With Mayfill Zania Bouran
* InSeriesNickname: Mayfill calls him "Tsre-chan"
* {{Leitmotif}}: "I'm Charging In!"

!Mayfill Zania Bouran (Voiced by Creator/SatomiSato)
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* ChildhoodFriends: With Tsrein
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Easy Going"
* MoreDakka: Her Delgiran is essentially the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heavyarms]] of Elemental Machines, stuffedto the brim with guns and missiles.

!Gido Sehoufar (Voiced by Takuya Kirimoto)
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* BadassInANiceSuit: Though he doesn't wear a tie
* CaptainErsatz: The ''Franchise/JamesBond'' of the franchise
%%* Expy: Of James Bond. His final attack "Under the Gun" give a reference to said series.
%%* DeathDealer
%%* GunsAkimbo
* {{Leitmotif}}: "License To Kill"
* NoSneakAttacks: His "Covert Action" pilot skill[[note]]Pilot always faces the enemy when attacking, thereby negating the "Detection" pilot skill (if pilot is attacked from the rear or side, gain a chance to turn and face the attacker; rate of activation depends on skill level)[[/note]] effectively prevents him from backstabbing or flanking attacks.

!Remia Zania Valfarbia (Voiced by Creator/MaayaSakamoto)
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Zashford's older sister, Remia is an expert in treating the injured but is also a good fighter (especially in wrestling), in contrast to her graceful appearance. She gains the title "Remis the Submissioner".
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* {{BFG}}: Inherited the Euleed's Hyper Cannon
* CoolBigSis: Played with - yes, she's Zashford's sister, but the cool part? Not so much
* DistaffCounterpart: Subverted with her Galguardia; despite a name like that, the machine is not a feminine Galguard, but a near-identical machine with large caliber guns and drops the swords the Galguard uses for ''even more arms''.
%%* HotBlooded: Oh boy.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Rampage"
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: The Galguard may have four, but the Galguardia has ''six'', which is perfect for Remia, as she makes brutal beatdowns a specialty.

!Gold Bagold (Voiced by Creator/YosukeAkimoto)

!Tolus Zan Zetekines (Voiced by Creator/YasunoriMasutani)
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[[folder:Republic of Bagonia]]

!Gino Valencia (Voiced by RyotaroOkiayu)
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* {{Leitmotif}}: "A Tasteful Gentleman"
* {{Lolicon}}: His manner towards Presia makes Masaki worry
%%* OfficerAndAGentleman
* SomethingAboutARose: Gino is always seen around with a rose nearby.
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[[folder:Shutendonias Alliance]]

* LeeroyJenkins: 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 [[TheDragon Dragon]].

!Rodney Jesh (Voiced by Creator/ShowHayami)
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* AntiVillain: Appears as an enemy often in ''EX'', but he doesn't hold it against Masaki; he even helps out when facing the incomplete Volkruss. He's also probably one of the few [[OnlySaneMan sane men]] in Shutedonia.
* CoolOldGuy: Referred to as "old man" and is an easy-going dude, despite being in Shutedonia.
* EnemyMine: Pulls one when he brings Elis to fight Volkruss.
* HeelFaceTurn: Not until Part 2 of ''The Lord of Elemental''
* HeroicBSOD: Failing to [[spoiler:rescue Elis in Part 2 of ''The Lord of Elemental'']] will result in his loss of the will to fight and [[LostForever permanently leaving]].
* KansaiRegionalAccent: How in the hell a Shutedonian learning this accent is anyone's guess

!Elis Radius[[spoiler:-Jesh]] (Voiced by Creator/MichieTomizawa (Classic Timeline) & Creator/SanaeKobayashi (Original Generation))
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* ActionMom: [[spoiler:In ''Revelation of Evil God'', she's pregnant with Rodney's child]].
* HeelFaceTurn: In Part 2 of ''The Lord of Elemental''
* LoveMakesYouEvil: If Rodney is KilledOffForReal in the second scenario of ''EX'', Elis stays with Shutedonias until the end.
* PutOnABus: Does not show up in ''Coffin of the End''.
* ShrinkingViolet: Though she shifts to HotBlooded once inside an Elemental Machine.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Elis" or "Eris"?
* TheRival: To Lune during ''EX''

!Nico & Rico Sandriff (Voiced by Creator/MiyukiSawashiro)
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A pair of {{Ace Pilot}}s from the southern part of the Shutendodias army, Nico and Rico Sandriff are described as idols. Masaki is one of a few people who manages to tell who is who much to their joy that they end up calling him "big brother". They later officially join the Anti-Antillas group. The twins pilot the powerful twin Elemental Machine Kyoumei Aka/Ao.
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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: They look completely alike; InUniverse, only a few people such as Masaki and Sakito Asagi can tell who is who (players can easily spot the difference - Rico has a small BeautyMark on her cheeks).
* ApologeticAttacker: Rico
* BadassAdorable: one of the youngest members of the cast, yet are skilled pilots
* CombinationAttack: With each other, naturally.
* GenkiGirl: Nico
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Gemini Idol"
* RedOniBlueOni: Nico (pilot of the Kyoumei Aka) is more confident and battle-ready, while Rico (pilot of the Kyoumei Ao) is more reserved and shy. MeaningfulName ensues, as "aka" and "ao" mean "red" and "blue" in Japanese, respectively.

!Lubikka Hakinnen (Voiced by TakashiNagasako)
[[ForTheEvulz A terrorist from the surface world who kills people for fun]], Lubikka Hakinnen is responsible for the death of Tytti's 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 [[TakingTheBullet 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 TheDragon to General Lasett Novaste, but is killed in combat.
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* ArchEnemy: 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 Wendy-Tuddy sub-plot, and winds up dying as an EliteMook rather than a major antagonist.
* {{Expy}}: Inverted; Lubikka is likely the predecessor of [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Archibald Grims]].
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
* ItsPersonal: 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.
%%* PsychoForHire
* YouKilledMyFather: Killed Tytti's whole family with ''glee''

!Lasett Novaste (Voiced by Creator/KenNarita)

!Mudeka Lavence (Voiced by Creator/KazuyaNakai)
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He's got it bad for Rosaly, but she finds him more annoying than anything. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop him from gaining a CombinationAttack with her in ''Coffin of the End'', though]].
* EnemyMine: The reason he joins Shu's forces in ''Coffin of the End''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he's usually hostile towards anyone who isn't a Shutendonian (save for Rosaly), Mudeka is a NiceGuy who's willing to help people in need.
* OddFriendship: With Teal Karvey and Lionel Neelsen after they find his photo of Rosaly.

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[[folder:Kingdom of Radat]]

Introduced in ''Revelation 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 Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi)
! Sumera Palaum (Voiced by Creator/AyaEndo)
! Yuuno Nuizen (Voiced by Creator/AyumiFujimura)
! Seurant Pei Borakis (Voiced by Hiroshi Iwasaki)
! Kiga Zosh (Voiced by Creator/KenjiroTsuda)
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[[folder:Republic of Almera]]

! Sakito Asagi (Voiced by Creator/KaitoIshikawa)
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Protagonist of the first half in ''Coffin of the End'', Sakito is another surface dweller from Japan who winds up in the Republic of Almera. He is the pilot of the Reyblade.
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* {{BFS}}: Reyblade's "Integral Calibur"
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Reyblade is powered by the ''souls of the dead'', yet Sakito is clearly heroic
* DecoyProtagonist: Serves as one to Masaki in ''Coffin of the End''
* FriendlyFireProof: Reyblade's "Tracial Cannon"
* HeroicBSOD: Goes into this multiple time during the story
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Tries to rescue Phyllis Jaraba a few scenarios before the finale. Whether he pulls it off or not depends on the final route choice made several scenarios ago]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal: At first anyway.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Trans-Drive"
** BGMOverride: Whenever Trans-Rise is activated
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Goes from the Reyblade to the Reyblade "Light Flyer" and finally the Reyblade "Heavy Blaster".
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Reyblade" or "Reiblade" or "Raveraid"? The joke being it's anything BUT "Rayblade", because that's the name of the titular machine from ''Seireiki Rayblade'', the AlternateCompanyEquivalent game by [=WinkySoft=].
* SuperMode: "Trans-Rise" as soon as the Reyblade's "TR Gauge" goes to 100%.
* TheStoic: He rarely smile and is pretty stoic when things is normal. Unfortunately what he had to face isn't something you see in everyday life which lead him to...
** NotSoStoic
* WaveMotionGun: Reyblade's "Disintegrator" and Tracial Cannon
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Elisia Zepheel (Voiced by Yuka Saitou)
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Captain rank officer from Almera. She piloted Regelior-CL.
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* AceCustom: The Regelior-CL (CL stands for Commander Limited) is a custom version of Regelior-AR.
* {{BFG}}: "High Fluid Launcher"
* ChildhoodFriends: With Teal; [[spoiler:howveer, her feelings for him go a little beyond that]].
* DeadLittleSister: Her sister being the girl Sakito meets before he becomes the pilot of Reyblade.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:When Sakito questions if she's alright 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)
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Elisia's Childhood friend.
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* AceCustom: Valsioga, made from a recovered Valsion Custom
* BifurcatedWeapon: Valsioga's "Divine Glaive", an [[AnAxeToGrind axe]] that can also turn into a [[BladeOnAStick halberd]].
* ChildhoodFriends: With Elisia
* CrutchCharacter: The Valsioga is one of the best tankers in ''Coffin of the End'' and Teal has the "Accelerate" Spirit Command[[note]]+3 to movement[[/note]], enabling him to the front lines easily. He's later eclipsed by Shu and the Elemental Lords, but the Valsioga's still worth deploying. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Teal gets KilledOffForReal; while Lionel succeeds him as the Valsioga's pilot, he doesn't have "Accelerate"]].
%%* DarkSkinnedBlond
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Hero"
* {{Irony}}: Despite having a hero-like character and personality, [[spoiler:he fails to save his girl friend and dies in the process]].
* WaveMotionGun: Valsioga's "Cross Smasher"; unlike the Valsion Custom, this version of the attack is unleashed as a KamehameHadoken.

! Phyllis Jaraba (Voiced by Creator/MegumiToyoguchi)
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Thanks to the giants who caught up to her after her Regelior-AR malfunctions while escaping]]
* CombatMedic: Her default setup in her Regelior-AR can repair units. In fact, one of the trophies in ''Coffin of the End'' requires Phyllis to repair all Almera-based units in one scenario.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: [[spoiler:At the end of the game in the first route, Sakito recovers the cockpit with Phyllis it in]]
* EvilMakeover: Via LettingHerHairDown
* EvilSoundsDeep: Chipper when she's with the party, deep when she becomes evil.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:[[BrainwashedAndCrazy Not that she could do anything about it]]]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:She's the one who kills Teal]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Only in the second route where Elisia deals the killing blow]]
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Teal, despite a malfunctioning Regelior-AR]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Largely due to [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn, when the giants become the BiggerBad of ''Coffin of the End''.]]

! Lionel Neelsen (Voiced by Creator/HirokiTochi)
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* AceCustom: Digrid; [[spoiler:he inherits Teal's Valsioga after he dies]]
%%* BadassBeard
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:Smacks Sakito in the Reyblade when the latter runs away]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Tagiru Toushi"
%%* MoreDakka

! Sherina Zepheel
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A injured girl whom Sakito meets the moment he regains consciousness. She is attacked by Magooki and receives a fatal wound in the process, but not before protecting Sakito, urging him to take the Reyblade and flee from the attack. Later reveal to be Elisia's little sister.
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* GirlishPigtails
* KilledOffForReal: [[WeHardlyKnewYe Barely five minutes into ''Coffin of the End'', she dies]]

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[[folder: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:
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* EvilCounterpart: AllThereInTheManual - [[EliteMook JinOh, Touluk]] and Baiwara are associated with the same spirits that blessed the Granveil, Gaddeath and Zamzeed.
%%* ReligionOfEvil

!Shu Shirakawa (Voiced by Creator/TakehitoKoyasu)
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-->''I will not tolerate anyone who tries to manipulate me...[[KillTheGod 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 leaves the Kingdom of Langran to near-smoldering ruins. 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 arrives on the surface to assist 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 [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Inspectors]], assisting Masaki and his allies here and there, yet doesn't reveal his intentions on helping[[note]]In contrast from ''Alpha'', Shu's a bit more openly helpful (to Masaki's surprise and suspicion), assisting Londo Bell to defuse several high-risk situations. This is largely due to [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Euzeth Gozzo]] eyeing on the Granzon; Shu himself isn't fond of his odds in regards to this, nor does he want to see Londo Bell defeated by the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Aerogaters]] before Euzeth is defeated[[/note]]. 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. In all continuities, Shu is defeated, 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, [[ThePlan it's all going]] [[ThanatosGambit according to Shu's plan]]: [[ICannotSelfTerminate 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. 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.

Like Masaki, Shu manages to get himself the affections of Saphine and Princess Monica, though he does not return their affections. 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:
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* AmnesiacHero: Upon resurrection
* AnimationBump: The Granzon and the Neo Granzon got an upgrade in their animations in ''Dark Prison'' compared to, well everything else before then.
* AntiVillain: Only during the first half of the original Masou Kishin and then up until his death. Afterwards transitions to an AntiHero.
* BadassBookworm: The biggest of them all in [=SRW=]
* BadPowersBadPeople: Averted after he resurrects
* BeamSpam: (Neo) Granzon's "Worm Smasher"
* BerserkButton: He doesn't show it, but it's clear Shu doesn't want to be anyone's UnwittingPawn. The Cult of Volkruss [[spoiler:and the Guests in the ''Second Original Generation'']] find this out the hard way.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Prince Telius
* BigDamnHero: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL8qiw1cFbo The Inspectors]]''
* BigGood: ''Coffin of the Final'' promotes Shu to this, since he's now the captain of his own ship in absence of the Granzon, spearheading an investigation about a new foe. In the original SuperRobotWarsAlpha he also serves this role later on in the plot due to Bian being held captive by the Jupiterians and the Granzon being a check against the Astranagant. He also plays a critical role in helping stop Third Impact, and single-handedly nearly stopping the Aerogators by trapping their fleet in a pocket dimension (and would've done so entirely if not for Euzeth outfoxing him).
* TheBlacksmith: 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.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Earthling, half-La Gias
* CallingYourAttacks: Even the all serious Shu isn't immune in pulling this off.
* TheCaptain: In ''Coffin of the End''
* ChestBlaster: (Neo) Granzon's "Distortion Break"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In all three of the timelines where he's present, he'll turn against the heroes sooner or later so that he can die and thus be freed from Volkruss's control. Afterwards though, he can usually be counted on being an ally.
* CoolSword: (Neo) Granzon's "Granworm Sword"
* CrazyPrepared: Listing his "accomplishments" would take a while
* CueTheRain: Whenever the Neo Granzon prepares to fire the Shukutaihou, GrayRainOfDepression fills the background.
* DissonantSerenity: Nowhere is this more apparent than when the Shukutaihou is used in ''Dark Prison'', where Shu remains calm, methodical, polite even. Then he unleashes a SphereOfDestruction is powerful enough ''to destroy the universe''.
* TheDreaded: Not simply InUniverse, 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.
* EleventhHourRanger: In any games where he's playable, he's usually this; [[spoiler: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 [[GameBreaker overpowered mecha]] with an ominous {{Leitmotif}} created by a genius mechanical designer/scientist with a SphereOfDestruction as its strongest attack; are we talking about the Neo Granzon or the [[Anime/HadesProjectZeorymer Zeorymer]]?
* GeniusBruiser: The Granzon packs a lot of power and Shu carries the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Genius]]"[[note]]+20 to Hit/Evade/Critical Hit Rates stats.[[/note]] pilot skill in most appearances.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Upon being defeated in ''Original Generation Gaiden''; in fact, the prologue to ''Dark Prison'' shows he's genuinely smiling for the first time]].
* GravityMaster: After installing the Anti-Matter Annihilation Engine in the Granzon
* HammyHerald: Chika, who says it the best.
-->'''Chika''': "Now you will learn to fear the power of [[GameBreaker Granzon the cheater]]!"
-->'''Shu''': "Chika... [[LampshadeHanging where did you even learn to talk like that]]?"
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Kills Masaki's foster father Zeoroot, upon declaring his defection to the Cult of Volkruss]].
* IDieFree: And he got it
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The opening of ''Dark Prison''
* ImprobableAimingSkills: The targeting computer of the Granzon can target and lock onto a whopping '''65,536 individual targets''' on its own.
* IndyPlot: His plot in EX/Dark Prison has it twice over. First when he's resurrected free of Volkruss's control and runs the long con in the hopes of being able to kill Volkruss, and then pitting his willpower against Volkruss's power in the hopes he can unlock the Granzon's Neo Granzon form.
* InsufferableGenius
* IWasJustPassingThrough: His normal excuse why he pulls off any of his BigDamnHeroes moment, though the one time where he passes by Masaki while he was amnesiac, he really was just passing through.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Dark Prison"; [[spoiler:exclusively in ''Dark Prison'', when the Neo Granzon is used, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah_Q-THY6dA Dark Prison Version OG DP]]"]]
** BGMOverride: [[spoiler:"Dark Prison Version OG DP" overrides even Volkruss' {{Leitmotif}}]]
* MightyGlacier: In contrast to the Cybuster's FragileSpeedster 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]]Halve all damage taken[[/note]], generally given to boss units.
** LightningBruiser: On the other hand, if he's paired with a pilot who has the "Accelerate" Spirit Command, he can get to the front lines easily. Bonus points if players give him the "Continuous Action"[[note]]At 120 Will, this skill grants a pilot one additional action if he/she successfully makes a kill. This can only be done once per turn per phase.[[/note]] pilot skill.
** From a visual standpoint, during the Granworm Sword's animation in ''Original Generation'', the Granzon doesn't need to walk or fly towards opponents: Shu simply teleports his machine via wormholes, making his MightyGlacier status probably an [[IAmNotLeftHanded intentional handicap]]. Hell, in the ''Dark Prison'' animation of the attack, the (Neo) Granzon can perform ''backflips''.
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: Subverted. Shu had intended for his death to be the end for him, but his resurrection certainly worked to his favor.
* NervesOfSteel: In just about every situation he's in, Shu always keeps his calm demeanor, [[TranquilFury even if he's angry]]. Do note he's often beset by powerful entities who want him dead (or whom he recently betrayed); fortunately, he has access to the (Neo) Granzon.
* NotQuiteFlight: According to the model kit's manual, most of Granzon's ability to fly involves modifying the direction of gravity then just ''falling'' to wherever Shu wants to go. The thrusters are mostly there for the initial push and steering.
* OneManArmy: Although he was defeated (exactly what he wanted), he did face the entirety of the Londo Bell in the Classic Timeline and ''Alpha Gaiden'' (with the rematch in the latter game forcing his foes to call backup from the ''[[TimeyWimeyBall future]]'' for help), and the Steel Dragon Battle Group by himself in ''Original Generation Gaiden'', which according to [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Selena Recital and Albharda]], was phenomenal.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: To quote lines he sometimes uses when he uses Black Hole Cluster
-->'''Shu''': "For a convergent micro black hole, a special release is needed. When the [[DivideByZero singularity is exposed, spacetime itself begins to distort]]. You cannot escape the resulting gravitational collapse!"
* PurpleIsPowerful: The color of gravity he fires, the wormhole he passes through, and the fact that his clothes have a lot of purple qualifies him for this trope. [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Oh and his hair is purple]] to compound that fact.
* RequiredPartyMember: From the moment he joins in ''Coffin of the End'', barring one route split and one scenario, he'll always be deployed automatically.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The reason why Shu assassinates Zeoroot is because the Zenosakis clan is cursed forever to be vessels of Volkruss. 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 successfully purging Persia of the curse, removing the need for Shu to kill her - to his relief]].
* ShootTheDog: Most of Shu's more jerkish moments can be chalked up to either Volkruss's influence (pre-resurrection) or doing questionable things because he sees the alternative as worse in the long run (and is usually willing to give people a chance if they offer a better solution).
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Chika is this to him, and considering how familiars in ''Masou Kishin'' are an extension of their master's personality and quirks...
* SmugSuper: Shu's a genius and he knows it. Perfectly done in ''The Inspectors'', when the Granzon's Black Hole Engine is used.
-->'''[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Vigagi]]''': "Impossible... It should not be so powerful!"
-->'''Shu''': "I improved it myself. Of course it is."
** [[spoiler:In the ''Second Original Generation'', Shu humiliates [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic 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]].
* SphereOfDestruction: (Neo) Granzon's "Black Hole Cluster" and "Graviton Cannon" and Neo Granzon's "Shukutaihou" ("Degeneracy Cannon")
* SlasherSmile: Yeah, when you see him smile, '''RUN'''
* SuperMode: Neo Granzon. In ''Coffin of the End'', this becomes a gameplay mechanic, where Shu must have 130 Will before transformation.
* TheLeader: Of his team in ''Dark Prison''. This is compounded by him having access to the "Leadership" pilot skill that allows him to do perform a "[[AttackPatternAlpha Maximum Break]]".
* TeenGenius: ''Several'' Ph.Ds at 22 years old
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler:Shu throws the Granworm Sword at Monica, activates the Granzon's warp abilities, and sends it instead towards Luozorl, killing him]].'
* TookALevelInKindness: Generally much nicer to people post-resurrection.
* {{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 [[spoiler:Guests and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Gaia Sabers]]]], trolling them both.
* UnwantedHarem: More like un-''needed'' harem!
* VillainProtagonist, HeroOfAnotherStory: His ''EX'' scenario and ''Dark Prison''
* WeirdnessMagnet: In the ''Second Original Generation'', [[spoiler: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]].
* WhamLine: In ''Dark Prison'', when Oleg asks why he's keeping Selena, Albharda, and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Yong Gebana]] along, since he knows he's a MagnificentBastard. Shu's reply?
--> '''Shu''': "They are my [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming important allies]]."
* WillfullyWeak: Although the Granzon is a powerful unit, [[spoiler:by the time Shu returns to Earth from La Gias, he can transform the Granzon into the Neo Granzon anytime he wants to, yet he doesn't because he treats it as a trump card, which he uses again during the FinalBoss of ''Dark Prison'']]. Plus, he can't initiate Maximum Break in the ''Second Original Generation'' since he doesn't have the pilot skill there compared to ''Dark Prison''.
* TheWorfEffect: The Neo Granzon is heavily damaged by ''Coffin of the End''. [[spoiler:While Shu is trying to escape the barrier surrounding The Kingdom of Langran, he was busy dealing with [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Amara]] who was sent by Yotennai to assassinate him. Although Shu defeats Amara, he makes his escape, but the barrier is what wrecks the Neo Granzon]].

!Luozorl Zoran Roiel (Voiced by Creator/TakeshiAono (Classic Timeline) & Creator/BanjoGinga (Original Generation))
The High Priest of the Cult of Volkruss who is responsible for much of the conflict in La Gias.
[[hardline]]
* AceCustom: Nagizzard
* {{Archenemy}}: To Masaki [[spoiler:and Shu]]
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilSorcerer
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Shu sacrifices him to ressurect Volkruss so he can kill the god himself]]
* NoSell: The Nagizzard can shift its body to the Astral Plane, giving it NighInvulnerability to attacks.
%%* OmnicidalManiac
%%* PointyEars

!Saphine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace (Voiced by RikaFukami)
The younger sister of Elshine, she was once a follower of the Cult of Volkruss until she met Shu.
[[hardline]]
* AceCustom: Wizoll and Wizoll Custom
* ClingyJealousGirl: Despises anytime Monica clings onto Shu, since Saphine wants to do that herself
* CombatSadomasochist: And ''how''. Anything she says has sexual undertones, and she [[TooKinkyToTorture orgasms and begs for more anytime she gets hit in combat]]. HilarityEnsues whenever she's hit with [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Perfectio's despair wave]], since it shouldn't give her pleasure.
** NightmareFetishist: To top it off, Saphine even thinks Perfectio is "quite spectacular" after he reveals the Fatum, mind you.
* EvilRedheads: Not entirely evil, but has heavy undertones of it
* FrickinLaserBeams: Wizoll/Wizoll Custom's "Elemental Fusion"
%%* {{Gainaxing}}
%%* HeelFaceTurn
%%* MsFanservice
* {{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.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Shu; it's implied ThePowerOfLove is what allows her to break free from Volkruss' curse in ''Dark Prison''.
* WhipItGood: Wizoll/Wizoll Custom's "Rose Cutter"

!Satils Galare (Voiced by Osamu Saka)

!Pireil Boarasen (Voiced by Creator/NobuyukiHiyama)

!Washa Nilkan (Voiced by Creator/HidekatsuShibata)

!Brash Nenba (Voiced by Hirota Kosei)

!Bolo Fable (Voiced by Creator/BinShimada)

!Wuuf (Voiced by Creator/TaitenKusunoki)

!Vashiley Drosen (Voiced by Creator/UraraTakano)

!Elshine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace (Voiced by AyaHisakawa)
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.
[[hardline]]
* AceCustom: Branzorm
%%* KilledOffForReal
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:''Pride of Justice''. Subverted, as it turns out it's just a fanatic priestess posing as her]].

!Gaen (Voiced by Creator/TomokazuSugita)
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A servant of the Cult of Volkruss, Gaen was found by the cult and taken in, yet he has no memories of who he really is or what his purpose entails.
[[hardline]]
* AmnesiacDissonance: Claims he does not know of his origins and was taken in by the Cult of Volkruss. [[spoiler:Turns out, he's created to be a servant of Yotennai]].
%%* {{Badass}}
* BadPowersGoodPeople: In ''Revelation of Evil God''; he still summons Volkruss minions on a daily basis, though to blast your enemies to smithereens.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Gaen inherits Ahmed's Solgady and still has some of its old attacks (such as the [[CoolSword Discutter]]). In ''Pride of Justice'', it becomes his exclusive mecha with all its dark power and a BadassArmFold to match.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:In ''Coffin of the End'', he gouges his eye out because he was cursed in his right eye]].
* GuestStarPartyMember: In ''Dark Prison'' for the first 18 scenarios, after which he becomes an enemy since Shu betrays Volkruss.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He ''takes out his right eye'' and still keeps on going like nothing's happened]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Blade of Vengeance"
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MookMaker: In ''Pride of Justice'', Gaen gains the ability to summon demons. [[ArtificialStupidity These mooks are weak, and the AI has a tendency to surround the weakest unit you control]]. ''Masou Kishin'' takes the direction a unit is facing and terrain elevation into combat calculations, making Gaen's demon summoning quite useful for manipulating enemy positioning to an advantage.
* PeekABangs: [[spoiler:Justified - his right eye is cursed; the bangs prevent it from outsting him as Yotennai's follower]].
%%* ScrewDestiny

!Shiva Volkruss
[[hardline]]
* BigBad: To all of La Gias
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: [[spoiler:Gains Rasphitot's {{Leitmotif}} from ''Revelation of Evil God'' during his appearance in ''Coffin of the End'']]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Unlike Shu's scenario from ''EX'', its defeat is not the end of ''Dark Prison''
%%* EldritchAbomination
%%* GodOfEvil
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: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]].
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Volkruss is the pain and regret of an extinct race of giants that lived in La Gias before mankind, given sentience.
%%* PhysicalGod
%%* SealedEvilInACan
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!Elan Zenosakis (Voiced by Creator/HiroshiKamiya)
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A descendant of the Zenosakis bloodline, he is a distant relative of Zeoroot and Presia. His mission is to destroy Rasphitot, one of the Three Pillar Gods of La Gias and claims the title of "Godslayer" for himself.
[[hardline]]
* AceCustom[=/=]AncestralWeapon: Zelvoid
* EvilCounterpart: To Masaki and the Cybuster; [[spoiler:Subverted as ''Revelation of Evil God'' reveals the machine is an ancient, mass-produced Elemental Machine used to defeat Volkruss for the first time. The Cybuster is 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 EvilTwin Tuddy was possessing her during its construction]].
* HeelFaceTurn: The headlining character in one route for ''Pride of Justice'', fighting on Masaki's side and gaining his own cadre of {{Meido}} pilots fighting for his sake. [[spoiler:He even unlocks the [[SuperMode Full Possession]] for the Zelvoid]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Black Sword Saint" and "Zero Existence"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He was quite the jerk when Masaki first meets him, but does lend a helping hand regarding Presia in ''Revelation of Evil God''.
* MythologyGag: Take a closer look at each of the Zelvoid's forearms. This is most likely a call to the "Arm of God" in ''Panzer Warfare''.
* OddFriendship: With Masaki post-''Pride of Justice'', to the point that Masaki doesn't take him seriously anymore when he tries to do "I am better than you" speech.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''Coffin of the End''
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Zelvoid's "Astral Ruiner"

!Selema Seolla Oxtin (Voiced by Creator/{{Yukana}})
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One of Elan's maids. While clumsy and horrible at housework, she has great mechanical skills, as she's the one who takes care and maintains the Zelvoid. She pilots the Svend Delz.
[[hardline]]
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
%%* IdiotHair
* MagicKiss: To Elan when he constantly loses prana following the first time he achieves Full Possession with the Zelvoid
* {{Meido}}: Played with - has the look of one, but can't do what a typical maid does.
%%* ShrinkingViolet

!Ruzamuno Rasphitot (Voiced by Creator/RyotaroOkiayu)
[[hardline]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Kessen" ("Decisive Battle"), [[spoiler:later shared between his two fellow gods Volkruss and Gragios in ''Coffin of the End'']]

!Gizos Gragios
[[hardline]]
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: [[spoiler:Gains Rasphitot's {{Leitmotif}} from ''Revelation of Evil God'' during his appearance in ''Coffin of the End'']]

!Sone Zan Bakium (Voiced by Creator/HochuOtsuka)

!Adeenam (Voiced by Creator/MutsumiTamura)

!Vaalniiya (Voiced by Makoto Yasumura)

!Yotennai (Voiced by Creator/MayumiTanaka)
A prophet of the ancient giants, who wants to free herself from them by initiating a TimeCrash on La Gias.
[[hardline]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: The giants of La Gias take over as the BiggerBad of ''Coffin of the End''.
%%* HiddenAgendaVillain

!Fuum Rakam
[[hardline]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Deepest Dark"

!Kadoam Haakam
[[hardline]]
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Of the entire ''Masou Kishin'' series. It's implied there's another being more powerful than them]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Concluder"
* TheDreaded: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; [[spoiler:they ran away to La Gias from something using the Crossgate]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The giants aren't natives to La Gias - they came from another dimension using a Crossgate hidden beneath the Kingdom of Langran, taking shelter in La Gias. This Crossgate is the same one discovered by the Steel Dragon Battle Group when they fought against Euzeth in the ''Second Original Generation''. When Euzeth was defeated, the energy he accumulated was released, and activated the Crossgate at La Gias]].
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