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Heralds of the Elemental Lords
The Heralds of the Elemental Lords (Masou Kishin
) are the major protagonists of the Masou Kishin
saga of Super Robot Wars
, taking place in the subterranean world
"La Gias". Each of the Herald's machines are blessed by the spirits dwelling in La Gias, assisting them in combat. With the exception of Masaki Andoh, the Heralds first appeared in Super Robot Wars EX
, with The Lord of Elemental
Part 1 detailing how each of them arrived to La Gias and earned the right to pilot an Elemental Lord
. Common tropes to the Heralds and their Elemental Lords are:
- Attack Drones: 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 Super Mode simply ups the ante of this trope. Masaki and Hwang Yang Long are different breeds of Hot-Blooded Badass like several other Super Robot heroes, while Tytti Noorbuck is a calm, prim, proper, elegant type, and Mio Sasuga is a wallop-packing cute (and dirty) variant.
- Badass in Distress: With the exception of Tytti (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.
- Elemental Powers, Four Element Ensemble
- 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.
- Life Energy: More commonly known as "prana".
- Sealed Good in a Can: What happens to the four◊ Elemental◊ Lords◊ in Coffin of the End. Doubles as Ironic Echo.
- Super Mode: "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 Elan Zenosakis will learn their own Full Possession. By Coffin of the End, all have access to Full Possession with little to no restrictions.
The first "Banpresto Original" to appear in Super Robot Wars
(although the actual
first is the Big Bad
from SD Hero Soukesen
, an obscure Famicom
game that set the formula for The Great Battle
), Masaki's a loud-mouthed, Hot-Blooded
young man with No Sense of Direction
who's the Herald of the Elemental Lord of Wind Cybuster. He's actually an Earthling from Japan, but gets summoned to La Gias by force, which wasn't much of a problem for him since he'd been alone for a long time
. There, he is chosen to the next Herald of the Cybuster, gets the familiar cats Kuro◊
, and gains allies in the Kingdom of Langran, who created the Elemental Lords. His arch-rival is Shu Shirakawa, who kills Masaki's foster father Zeoroot Zan Zenosakis
In his appearances in the "Classic
", Super Robot Wars Alpha
and Super Robot Wars Original Generation
timelines, Masaki tails Shu, who flees to the surface world after the events detailed in The Lord of Elemental
Part 1. When The Federation
in any of the settings falls under attack by the 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 Super Robot Wars EX
, the Second Original Generation
and its Dark Prison Downloadable Content
, where a mass summoning of surface dwellers brings a huge number of Masaki's old allies to La Gias, in the midst of the "Langran Civil War
" between the Kingdom of Langran and the Shutendonias Alliance. Masaki, the other Heralds, his Langran allies and his former surface comrades stranded in La Gias work to quell the conflict and get everyone else home.
Just as the Guests
arrive in Super Robot Wars 4
, Masaki and his Langran allies return to the surface world to assist their friends, but head back to La Gias and its prophetic troubles regarding the Cult of Vulkruss, detailed in Revelation of Evil God
Masaki's always seen with his trademark Humongous Mecha
Cybuster; his previous machine, before being chosen to be a Herald, was the Elemental Machine (Masouki
) Jaohm. He and his Elemental Lord embodies these tropes:
- Akashic Records: Cybuster's "Akashic Buster", but In Name Only (although recent games have him comment about accessing the Akashic Records as part of his attacks).
- Awesome but Impractical: 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.
- Big Damn Hero: It's a Running Gag for him.
- Captain Ersatz: The Cybuster was created for 2 because Banpresto couldn't secure the rights to Aura Battler Dunbine.
- Cool Sword: Cybuster's "Discutter".
- Crucified Hero Shot: The Cybuster in Coffin of the End.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Cybuster's "Discutter: Ranbu no Tachi".
- Demoted to Extra: Masaki doesn't appear in the Cybuster Animated Adaptation, where the protagonist is a Ryusei Date look-alike.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: "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 Super Robot Wars Z with Asakim Dowin. Chances are, this isn't an expy...Dundundunnnn...
- Evil Counterpart: In his home series, Elan Zenosakis and the Zelvoid; in the Z series, Asakim and the Shurouga.
- Fragile Speedster, Super Speed: Cybuster's supposedly the fastest there is; unfortunately, this doesn't make up for its lack of strength...well, Original Generation-wise, anyway. Subverts Fragile Speedster once it enters Full Possession.
- Friendly Fire Proof: Cybuster's "Cyflash"; The Inspectors Animated Adaptation of Original Generation 2 justifies this via an International Friend-or-Foe identification tag required by allies.
- Hero of Another Story: 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.
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?
- Hot Wings: Cybuster's Akashic Buster.
- I Have Many Names: Also known as "Randol Zan Zenosakis" in La Gias, while Excellen just calls him "Masa". He dislikes being called the latter.
- Just in Time: See Big Damn Hero. Infamous for often showing up at the last second, wiping out half the enemy forces with a Cyflash. He does it so often that it almost seems he's only showing up out of coincidence, but considering his sense of direction, that's not unlikely.
- Like Brother and Sister: With adoptive younger sister, Presia Zenosakis. Lune Zoldark and some fans think there's more than that between them...
- No Sense of Direction: The reason his "Strike" Spirit Command costs twice or thrice as many Spirit Points as other pilots who have it, a distinction matched only by Lunamaria Hawke, who managed to cleanly miss a battleship with a beam rifle in her home series. On another note, his lack of direction gets so bad in one game, it takes the ZERO System just to find him (even then, the system merely pinpoints the general area Masaki is in).
- Flanderized in Original Generation: he gets lost...during a guided tour.
- Back in Alpha, he flies the Cybuster around the world a few times just to reach Japan, a "few" meaning at least TEN times.
- Hilariously invoked in Another Century's Episode R: traveling 4 kilometers with the Cybuster nets the player a trophy called "Isolated Lost Child".
- In the same game, while Kyosuke Nanbu and Ryusei appear on Eria due to a dimensional rift taking them in, Masaki is already there on Eria, and hopelessly lost. Yes, you read that right: Masaki's sense of direction is so unbelievably bad, he can cross dimensions and not even notice it.
- Parental Abandonment: Revealed in The Lord of Elemental, his parents were killed by terrorists.
- Power Copying: In Super Robot Wars F Final, Masaki is one of few pilots with the Dream Spirit Command, which allows him to use any Spirit Command of an allied pilot, but at double the Spirit Point cost.
- Ramming Always Works: Cybuster's Akashic Buster and Akashic Nova
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against Shu when he kills Zeoroot Zan Zenoskis, his foster father in La Gias.
- Say My Name: Shuuuuuu!
- Series Mascot: One of the major contenders for the title of "most iconic original" created by Banpresto, largely by dint of his meta-series age (he's literally been there since SRW bothered to include pilots) 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 copiesnote What prevents him from definitively taking the title is the majority of his appearances are cameos - while originals like Kusuha Mizuha and Sanger Zonvolt have fewer games under their belt, both are central to their respective titles, thus have more presence in the zeitgeist.
- Sphere of Destruction: Cybuster's Cyflash
- Transforming Mecha: Cybuster's "Cybird" form
- Unwanted Harem: The bait of it, which is hilarious considering polygamy is legal in La Gias.
Herald of the Elemental Lord of Fire Granveil, Yang Long is a Chinese physical education teacher with a knowledge in kung fu and has a penchant of spouting Chinese proverbs. Compared to Masaki, Yang Long's calm, cool-headed, yet more distant towards the rest of the other Heralds, either preferring to do his own line of duty or training. His familiar is the black panther Ranshao. Assigned as the bodyguard to Langran Princess Monica Grania Bilseia, Yang Long is dedicated to his position, despite Monica frequently spending her time chasing Shu around out of love. He often clashes with Saphine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace, one of Shu's followers, though this stems from him being in love with Saphine's sister Elshine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace.
Tropes associated with Yang Long and the Granveil are:
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Subverted; distant he may be, he never ever thought of "crushing the weak".
- Asia Rune Chant: He chants this in part of the Granveil's "Kafuu Seiun Ken"
- Becomes a Punctuated Pounding during the attack's upgrade in Revelation of Evil God as "Houguu Kafuu Seiun Ken".
- Bodyguard Crush: To Monica
- Bystander Syndrome: Subverted; overall, Yang Long is too occupied with his duty as a Herald that he'd rather not deal with the surface world's problems, usually opting to come back to La Gias after doing whatever he's assigned to on the surface. However, if the threat really presents itself and Masaki convinces him, Yang Long will fight for the surface.
- Casting Gag: His voice actor is notorious in Japan for voicing (at least in the past) Bruce Lee Clones in many Japanese dubs of Chinese and Hong Kong films.
- Combination Attack: With Tytti in Revelation of Evil God
- Flaming Sword: Granveil's "Flame Cutter"
- BFS: When using the Kafuu Seiun Ken, Granveil can generate a much larger flaming broadsword.
- Get a Hold of Yourself Man: In Pride of Justice, after Remia Zania Valfarbia goes on an emotional overload, even pulling a Leeroy Jenkins, Yang Long calms her down with a slap to her face.
- Glass Cannon: In-Universe, the Granveil has the most powerful weapons among the Elemental Lords, sans Cosmo Nova, but it's the most fragile.
- Hot-Blooded: After all, his nickname is the "Hot-Blooded Gym Teacher". He's still less loud and abrasive than Masaki, though.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Granveil's "Caloric Smash" is normally a steady stream of flames. Upon its upgrade to "Denkou Eiri", the flames take on the shape of a dragon. In Pride of Justice, it becomes "Denkou Eiri Shunpuu Zan", where the Granveil summons a fire dragon.
- Nerdgasm: A resident Chinese history nut meets the Four Gods (and later Son Ganlong and his Shirei RyuOhKi)?. Of course he ends up like this.
- Running Gag: Chinese proverbs
- Shock and Awe: Denkou Eiri is probably one of the few times Granveil uses lightning instead of fire.
- Shoulder Cannon: Granveil's Caloric Smash and Denkou Eiri
- Stern Teacher: 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.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Even when you're Chinese
Tytti Norbuck (Voiced by Kikuko Inoue)
Herald of the Elemental Lord of Water Gaddeath (or, in some translations, Goddess
...and no, it's not a literal goddess), Tytti is the first person Masaki meets when he arrives in La Gias in The Lord of Elemental
Part 1. Her previous job on the surface world in Finland isn't clear, but rumors say she used to be a police officer or a race car driver. For the most part, Tytti acts like a big sister, sometimes nagging on Masaki, and is the most involved of the Heralds about the politics surrounding La Gias. Her familiars are Freki and Geri, a pair of wolves. Much of her backstory on the surface is the result of a tragedy where her family was murdered by Psycho for Hire
Lubikka Hakinnen. Tytti's fear in starting a new love life stems from the death of former Herald Ricardo, who was also killed by Lubikka.
In Coffin of the End
, 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 Regelior-AR
while searching for her friends and the Gaddeath.
Tropes associated with Tytti and the Gaddeath are:
- Allergic to Love: For a damn good reason
- Beware the Nice Ones: If she gets mad, she's not above choking you with a smile implanted on her face.
- Big Damn Heroes: Her first combat-appearance in EX is saving Leina Ashta, thereby stopping her brother Judau and Seabook Arno from fighting the heroes. She does the same in the Second Original Generation, saving Mai Kobayashi from her Shutendonias captors (through Freki and Geri), so the SRX Team (minus Ryusei, since he's with Lune) doesn't have to keep fighting Masaki and his allies.
- Blade on a Stick: Gaddeath's primary weapon is a trident, later upgraded into the "Gungnir" and post-Full Possession, "Mistelteinn"
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Lubikka did this to her before Ricardo saved her
- Brought Down to Normal: Tytti loses the Gaddeath in the beginning of Coffin of the End, resorting to a Mecha-Mook to make up for it.
- Chest Blaster: While she's piloting a mass-produced Regelior-AR.
- The Chick: Doubles as Team Mom
- Combat Medic: Gaddeath can be one in The Lord of Elemental and the Second Original Generation
- Combination Attack: With Yang Long in Revelation of Evil God
- Expy: Compare Tytti, the Gaddeath and the Norse Mythology Theme Naming to a certain goddess and series in general; to boot, Tytti and said goddess share the same voice actor. At one point in the Nintendo DS re-release of The Lord of Elemental, Tytti quotes "I'm 17 years old".
- Hidden Buxom: Her clothes are very tight and she doesn't show a visible bounce, but she still have big ones, as Mio so proves when she gropes her. Also in The Lord of Elemental re-release, during a Beach Episode, she wears a swimsuit revealing, yes, she's got it big.
- I Don't Know Mortal Kombat: Despite being the Herald of a water-based Elemental Lord, Tytti can't swim.
- Jack of All Stats: Of the Elemental Lords, the Gaddeath is the most balanced. Gameplay-wise, this is 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.
- Lady of War: While she's not backflipping here and there, the Gaddeath is tailored slightly for long-ranged combat and reserving strength rather than dealing full-frontal attacks (such as the Valsione or Zamzeed). Note the Gaddeath is designed to look like a Valkyrie.
- Lethal Chef, One-Note Cook: Tytti has a weird sense of taste. Anything she makes is so sweet it can make your stomach swollen. She also attempted to pour milk on food.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: One equipped on the left hand of the Regelior-AR.
- Onee-sama: Dotes on Masaki a lot to the point where she flips between scolding and crying on a basis of worry. Masaki doesn't adore her totally, but he does appreciate her presence.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents were murdered right in front of her by Rubikka, including her brother.
- Rule of Cool: In-Universe, 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.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Always prim and proper, but an excellent pilot. If she was Japanese, she'd be a Yamato Nadeshiko like the goddess she's often compared to.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Fan versions include "Tytti", "Tootie" or "Tutti", while her official romanization is "Thutiy"...not to mention, is it "Gaddeath" or "Goddess"?
- Sweet Tooth: To the point it turns her into a Lethal Chef/One-Note Cook, and that's not just for desserts. She usually puts at least six cubes of sugar into any tea she serves, and for her, eight cubes are just modest.
- Tytti also likes the strawberry jam-flavored rice balls made by Cliana Rimskaya, and says she doesn't mind even more strawberry jam.
- Theme Naming: Tytti is overloaded with Norse Mythology. First, the Gaddeath wields the Gungnir and its attack names are based on several terms ("Jotunheim", "Fenrir Crush", "Jormungandr Ouroboros", "Bifrost Fall"), alongside the Gaddeath resembling a Valkyrie. Freki and Geri are named after Odin's two hounds. Pride of Justice via Full Possession upgrades the Gungnir into Mistilteinn and grants the Gaddeath a new attack called "Ragnarok Saga". Finally, the Hi-Familiar attack becomes "Gleipnir".
- Token Wholesome: She's mostly dressed fully despite her usually big breasts for her age. To fully demonstrate this, in the DS re-release, Tytti's the only female (aside from Mio and Presia) who has no Gainaxing. This is carried over to the Second Original Generation.
- Tsundere: Type B. She usually deals with other people kindly but she either gives the cold shoulder or angry treatment to Ricardo...at least until his last moments.
- Unfortunate Names: Although Tytti is a normal Finnish name, this doesn't stop English-speaking fans from believing her name is something akin to breasts or cleavage, which is ironic since she usually covers up wholly.
Mio Sasuga (Voiced by Mika Kanai)
Successor to Ricardo as the Herald to the Elemental Lord of Earth Zamzeed, Mio is just an Ordinary High-School Student
from Japan who gets transported to La Gias while she's sleeping and found by Masaki in the wilderness during the 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 tag along with her new allies
. When the Langran Civil War is over, Mio decides to stay in La Gias to continue her training as a Herald. In Revelation of Evil God
, she becomes a student to Ricardo, who returns as a spirit and assists her to use the Zamzeed to its full potential.
Mio's an anime Otaku
, but more on the Shounen
series (compared to Ryusei and his Otaku-ness
on Humongous Mecha
). She likes to tease a lot and keeps the team lively, being the most energetic and playful
of the Heralds. Like Masaki, she's also an orphan who lost her parents due to a airplane crash
. Supposedly, Mio has a black belt in Aikido. Her familiars are a trio of duck-billed platypi.
Tropes associated with Mio and the Zamzeed are:
Kingdom of Langran
Daughter of Bian Zoldark
, founder of the Divine Crusaders, the Norwegian Lune's an outspoken Tomboy
who wears a tank top and tattered, torn jeans, but has an exceptional high aptitude for piloting mecha. A former member of the Divine Crusaders, she spent most of the time physically training around a space station orbiting Jupiter. Lune was 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 Robot Girl
version of herself called the Valsione, complete with hair and a face that changes according to Lune's current expression. After receiving the Valsione, news about the death of her father reaches her, thus she returns to Earth to exact revenge on the perpetrators. Although Lune briefly fights with The Federation
, she winds up aligning with them, as the Divine Crusaders suffers Motive Decay
and her revenge was simply out of familial duty (in Alpha
, her motivation is changed thanks to Bian not being an antagonist: she's trying to save
her father from suspected 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 Ridiculously Human Robot
Valsione embody these tropes:
- Ascended Extra: From a supporting character in 3 to a protagonist of her own route in EX
- Badass Normal: 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 Charles Atlas Superpower 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.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Master Rishu Togo states she can dodge bullets...while eating breakfast. This is also why the Valsione can do "Mirror Image" naturally without the technology to activate it being installed - she's just got THAT CRAZY REFLEXES. Justified as a result of the time spent training on Jupiter around greater gravitational forces.
- Cool Sword: Valsione's "Divine Arm"
- Dual Wielding: In Coffin of the End and only as a secret attack.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her one-sided torn jeans. Interstingly enough, when Lune made her debut, her jeans were simply tattered in places◊, so the current design may count as a form of Art Evolution.
- Friendly Fire Proof: Valsione's "Psycho Blaster"
- Glass Cannon: In the Original Generation games, specifically Original Generation 2, her "Ace Bonus" increases attack 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.
- Lightning Bruiser: Remedied by her high evasion stat, which is the best in the games (for good reason), the Valsione's "Mirror Image" abilitynote , and a "Full Upgrade Bonus" that increases the rate of activating Mirror Image.
- Image Song, Leitmotif: "Flapper Girl". In a rare case for SRW, Narumi Hidaka sings her character's song.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: More like "Mad Dictator's Beautiful Daughter". How mad is Bian? Better left to your interpretation.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Valsione R. In the Classic Timeline, the "R" stood for "Return"; beginning with the DS re-release, it stands for "Refine".
- Mo Cap Mecha: Continuity Reboot for Original Generation reveals the Valsione's cockpit uses a prototype version of the "Direct Motion Link System", the same one used by Sanger and the Dygenguard.
- Mythology Gag: 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 blunt reminder◊ to fans by equipping the Valsione with outer armor (something it never had in the games) resembling the Valsion.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Lune" or "Ryuune"?
- Sphere of Destruction: Valsione's Psycho Blaster
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy, whereas Wendy Rasm Iknart is the girly girl.
Presia Zenosakis (Voiced by Satomi Koorogi)
The only daughter of Zeoroot Zan Zenosakis, Presia is the adoptive younger sister to Masaki, who considers him a brother even before Zeoroot took him into his family. One of the first Moe Moe
characters created by Banpresto, Presia is good at housework and is usually seen alongside her brother wherever he goes. During the Langran Civil War, Presia pilots the Diablo after Mio ascends to become the pilot of the Zamzeed.
The Zenosakis family had been cursed to become vessels for the dark god Shiva Volkruss. During Revelation of Evil God
, Presia stumbles onto this fact and realizes a side-effect of the curse: she stopped aging after a certain age. She is eventually kidnapped by the Cult of Volkruss and its worshippers to become their god's new vessel, but the Heralds prevent and stop the ceremony. After a fragment of Volkruss that Presia was to embody is destroyed, the curse is lifted, allowing her to age normally again.
Tropes associated with Presia and the Diablo are:
- Combination Attack: With Mio in Revelation of Evil God
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Alpha Gaiden and the Second Original Generation gives her this. If the Diablo's strongest attack fails to connect, it trips and gets tangled up on its own beam ribbon.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: Her Alpha Gaiden pilot cut-in is much more animated than others.
- Demoted to Extra: Her appearance in 4 and F simply removes her altogether.
- Dual Wielding: Only in Alpha Gaiden
- I Know Kung-Fu: In Alpha Gaiden, Presia casually remarks about the swordsmanship talents her father had and that she knows to use one. Chang Wufei, who had told her to stay back while they searched for the rest of Londo Bell because of her youth and inexperience, stands in stunned silence accompanied by a "shocked" character portrait.
- Image Song: "Spring Breeze Presia"
- Like Brother and Sister: Her relation with Masaki is that of siblings, but Lune and some fans believe there's more...
- One cutscene in Revelation of Evil God has her teasing Masaki that just because she's 13, there's nothing wrong with her taking a bath with him. Lune and Wendy, who are also present, don't see it as a joke.
- Older Than They Look: Three years have passed between The Lord of Elemental Part 2 and Revelation of Evil God. Presia is still the same as she was because of the curse placed on her family. In the (canon) "Presia Ending" of Revelation of Evil God, the curse is removed and she is able to age normally.
- Parental Abandonment: There is no mention of her mother and Zeoroot bites the dust, no thanks to Shu.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The DS re-release romanizes her name as "Pulesia", not that Banpresto's ever that reliable when it comes to names.
- Token Mini-Moe: Banpresto's first use of the trope
- Vocal Evolution: Due to the fact the last time she appeared was about a decade ago, Satomi Koorogi as Presia sounds more deeper and less like a child, despite having the same mannerisms as before. May be justified as a result of Older Than They Look.
Ricardo Silvera (Voiced by Rikiya Koyamanote )
The original Herald of the Elemental Lord of Earth Zamzeed, the fun and jolly Ricardo is a former Ace Pilot
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 protecting Tytti
after her Brainwashed and Crazy
stint. He succumbs to his injuries, but not after hearing Tytti returning her affections, until it was too late.
However, Ricardo comes Back from the Dead
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:
- The Big Guy: Oldest out of the initial Heralds
- Dishing Out Dirt: Subverted; since Ricardo is Doomed by Canon, he cannot access the full power of the Earth element outside of the Zamzeed's "Resonance Quake" MAP weapon.
- Doomed by Canon: The Zamzeed made its debut in EX with Mio as its new Herald, thus Ricardo must die sometime during Part 1 of The Lord of Elemental.
- Large Ham: Comes with being the Boisterous Bruiser, but this is particularly noticeable in the re-release.
- The Obi-Wan: To Mio in Revelation of Evil God. An interesting case since unlike most Obi-Wans, Ricardo has already died when he starts mentoring Mio. A more straightforward example would be him towards Yang Long.
- Shoulder Cannon: Zamzeed's "Linear Railgun"
- Taking the Bullet: For Tytti in The Lord of Elemental. He kind of gets better in Revelation of Evil God.
- Token Minority: Brazilian, and one of the few Hispanic characters in the franchise.
Zeoroot Zan Zenozakis (Voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka)
- Master Swordsman: Considered the greatest swordsman in La Gias; in fact, his skill is so great that despite a near-hopeless battle against Shu and his Granzon, Zeoroot managed to damage and disable its barrier with just an Elemental Machine before dying.
- The Obi-Wan: Zeoroot looked after Masaki after his arrival in La Gias, treating him like family to the point of officially adopting him and teaching everything he knew about the sword. Like other Obi-Wans, Zeoroot dies by Shu's hand while attempting to stop him after his attack on Langran.
- Red Baron: "Heavenly Sword"
Wendy Rasm Iknart (Voiced by Sayaka Ohara)
Princess Xenia Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Yuko Minaguchi)
One of the Half Identical Twin
princesses of the Kingdom of Langran, Xenia Grania Bilseia is nothing as expected of royalty. Indeed, she has no interest in politics and mostly spends time doing mechanical work on various Elemental Machines or being around the Heralds. Xenia is the mechanical designer behind the Super Elemental Machine (Cho Masouki
) Duraxyl by improving on La Gias Magitech
with data incorporated from the surface world's Humongous Mecha
, notably the Gundams
, her personal favorite (in the Second Original Generation
, it would be the Huckebein). Xenia pilots the Elemental Machine "Nols" and its Mid-Season Upgrade
"Nols Ray", one of two available in Langran. Tropes associated with Xenia and her machines are:
- Combat Medic: Subverted; while Xenia CAN fight, the Nols (Ray) is a machine more designed for ceremonial events, thus while her healing skills are stellar, her combat ability and damage output suffers a lot, thereby making her deal more on recovery skills rather than offensive purposes.
- Demoted to Extra: In the Second Original Generation, she is only usable in the EX portions of the game, and only if Masaki's route is picked. Monica takes her place in the later scenarios.
- Fem Bot: Nols (Ray)
- Hollywood Hacking: It's her hobby
- Leitmotif: "Princess of Passion", an exclusive Leitmotif for her, beginning in Revelation of Evil God, after decades of having to use generic 'battle themes. This is carried over into the Second Original Generation; however, it is unavailable if the player picks Lune's route, since this Leitmotif cannot be assigned to anyone else.
- Power Gives You Wings: Nols Ray's "Angel Whisper" attack will sprout angelic wings from its back.
- Rocket Punch: Nols Ray's "Brass Knuckle"
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: In Xenia's case, she's a reliable Wrench Wench.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Good Lord, that machine of hers. Its name can be any combination of "Norse"/"Nors"/"Nols"/"North" and "Rei"/"Ray", and varies with almost every person asked.
- Super-Deformed: Some of her character portraits occasionally puts her into this, to denote a sense of mischief.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With younger twin sister Monica, Xenia is the tomboy, being much more into hacking and Humongous Mecha, has shorter hair and doesn't really like royal functions that much.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Coffin of the End, Xenia has switched from the Nols Ray into the Duraxyl.
Princess Monica Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Yuko Minaguchi)
- Ascended Extra: When you think of a pilot for the Nols (Ray), you'd think of Xenia. However, exclusively in the Second Original Generation, Monica is the one to accompany the Steel Dragon Battle Group into the final battles, with Xenia staying in La Gias.
- Bound and Gagged: With a ball-gag, no less, in Part 1 of The Lord of Elemental, courtesy of Saphine.
- Love Martyr: She's willing to go through lengths to be with Shu. Of course, this doesn't sit well with most of the heroes or Sapphine for that matter.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Between her older twin Xenia, Monica is the girly-girl, more reserved and feminine, not much of a fighter, and more of a royal figurehead and can do some fortune-telling.
Prince Feilord Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu)
- Chest Blaster: Duraxyl's "Mega Smasher"
- Graceful Loser: Knowing that Masaki defeated him because he is fulfilling his duties not as a Herald, but as his friend, Feilord thanks him before he dies.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Feilord secretly hid that he barely passed the prana test. Worst yet, he had only months to live; since the Shutendonias Alliance was vulnerable, he decided to retaliate for their initial attacks, with hopes to unite all of La Gias before his time was up.
General Kirkus Zan Valfarbia (Voiced by Tessho Genda)
- BFG: Euleed's "Hyper Cannon"
- Laser Blade: Euleed's "Hyper Plasma Sword". Becomes a BFS as Kirkus maximizes the blade's output, allowing it to stretch like the Colossal Blade.
- The Starscream: To Feilord
Prince Tellius (Voiced by Akira Ishida)
- Bridge Bunny: In Coffin of the End
- Magikarp Power: In-Universe, Shu convinces Tellius that he's powerful, but he needs training and confidence.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: 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.
- The Load: Tellius is eternally stuck with a basic Gadyfall; coupled with his mediocre stats, he tends to become this in all appearances throughout Masou Kishin.
Ratel Acros (Voiced by Katsuji Mori (Classic Timeline) & Junzo Miyasaka (Original Generation))
Mira Lioness (Voiced by Keiko Han (Classic Timeline) & Rie Saitou (Original Generation))
Zashford Zan Valfarbia (Voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi)
The 18-year old son of General Kirkus Valfarbia, Zashford comes off as timid and unreliable, but with an actively strong sense of justice. Zashford appears in EX
in Lune's route and was completely awestruck with her appearance, trying his hardest to get close to her. Throughout EX
, Zashford questions if his father's objectives, with his obsession for power and military unification of Langran, are correct. In the Second Original Generation
, along with the rest of the Heralds, he heads to the surface world to assist the Steel Dragon Battle Group against their enemies.
Zashford later acquires the Galguard, an exceptionally strong lightning-based Elemental Machine and one of the few machines closest in design and power to an Elemental Lord. Blessed by the thunder spirit "Gulnansa", the Galguard's pilot wouldn't be able to use its four arms unless they have a high prana count.
- Ascended Extra: 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.
- Bootstrapped Leitmotif: In Coffin of the End, Zashford shares his sister's Leitmotif "Rampage".
- Cool Swords: Galguard's "Flash Blades"
- Dogged Nice Guy: Has an obvious crush on Lune, who we all know is only interested in Masaki. Regardless, she still treats him nicely.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: The last character who joins in Coffin of the End.
- In-Series Nickname: "Zash"
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Galguard has four arms and capable of using four swords at once, although it took Zashford a lot of training to do that in combat.
- Shock and Awe: Galguard's Black Thunder
- Shoulder Cannons: Galguard's "Linear Railguns"
- Spared by the Adaptation/Saved by Canon: Back in EX, it's possible for Zashford to be Killed Off for Real when fighting 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.
- Take Up My Sword: Inherited his father's Galguard in EX.
Gennacy Ivanov Kozireh (Voiced by Unshou Ishizuka)
A 28 year-old Russian Olympic swimmer.
- Flawed Prototype: The Jaohm is one of the first Elemental Machines developed in the "Masouki Project", but the engineers hit a roadblack regarding how to effectively mold Orichalconium alloy back then. As result, the Jaohm's armor is mixed with ceramic, making it heavier and not as tough as they had wanted.
- Husky Russkie: Gennacy is Russian, The Big Guy of the playable characters and unmatched in arm-wrestling, unless his opponent is someone who has a Charles Atlas Superpower like Lune.
- Leitmotif: Averted; just like Russel Bagman, Gennacy is the only playable character in Masou Kishin to not have a dedicated one.
- Master of None: In-Universe, the Jaohm was designed as a Fragile Speedster like most of the other wind-based Elemental Machine, but the problem lies with its armor, making it slower than expected.
- The Stoic: He's not the type to talk too much.
- Who Is This Guy Again?: At the end of the Second Original Generation, Gennacy is mentioned, but Mio states the trope word-for-word, since she already forgot who he is.
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 Mad Scientist
Zet led Fang to rejoin the Kingdom of Langran and bury the hatchet of hate, becoming Masaki's staunch ally.
- Ascended Extra: While he hasn't made an appearance outside of Masou Kishin, nor is he 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.
- Eyepatch of Power: He's usually wearing a eyepatch-style visor. However, he ditches it when Pride of Justice occurs.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Of sorts - Fang became jealous that Zeoroot gave Masaki more attention upon being chosen as a Herald and couldn't acknowledge his prescence, moreso when Zeoroot died, to which Fang blamed Masaki for his master's death. He gets over this.
- Leitmotif: "The Lone Fang"
- Master Swordsman: After all, he's Zeoroot's protégé
- Mecha Expansion Pack: Giolast Roy, which is the normal Giolast equipped with a backpack full of guns big enough to make Cosmic Era mobile suits blush.
- Multicolored Hair: Blue and red
- The Rival: Of Masaki; averted post-Heel-Face Turn.
Simone Culian (Voiced by Mie Sonozaki)
Rebecca Turner (Voiced by Yuka Komatsu)
- Ace Custom: Solgady
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Solgady's "Jahannam"
- Demoted to Extra: Ahmed makes an appearance in Coffin of the End, but with a few lines of dialogue and isn't playable.
- Guest Star Party Member: In Dark Prison for three scenarios
- Meaningful Name: Jahannam refers to the Islamic concept of hell
- Re Tool: Ahmed is a devout Muslim whose Battle Cry is "ALLAHU AKBAR!!". In the DS re-release, the Muslim reference is removed, making him just a normal Arab.
- Uncle Pennybags: In Coffin of the End, he rewards players with 5 million credits if 300 turns are taken before reaching Scenario 47.
- Unusual Weapon Mounting: Solgady's "Giga Sort Cannon" is fired from the tip of its "tail"
- Wild Card: While on good terms with Masaki and would occasionally help him, if it fits his purpose or the perceived greater good, he'll switch sides and fight him (only to go back to being his occasional ally). In fact, he's one of the characters that helps Shu in EX and is fought in the EX portions of the Second Original Generation (Masaki's route), including Dark Prison.
Tsrein Zan Recaniban (Voiced by Hiroshi Okamoto)
Mayfill Zania Bouran (Voiced by Satomi Sato)
Gido Sehoufar (Voiced by Takuya Kirimoto)
- Leitmotif: "License To Kill"
- No Sneak Attacks: His "Covert Action" pilot skillnote effectively prevents him from backstabbing or flanking attacks.
Remia Zania Valfarbia (Voiced by Maaya Sakamoto)
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".
- BFG: Inherited the Euleed's Hyper Cannon
- Cool Big Sis: Played with - yes, she's Zashford's sister, but the cool part? Not so much
- Distaff Counterpart: 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.
- Leitmotif: "Rampage"
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Galguard may have four, but the Galguardia has six, which is perfect for Remia, as she makes brutal beatdowns a specialty.
Republic of Bagonia
- Leitmotif: "A Tasteful Gentleman"
- Lolicon: His manner towards Presia makes Masaki worry
- Leeroy Jenkins: Jog Kanwort, a Shutendonias soldier who dreams of become the most famed warrior in La Gias. He wants to achieve it by always getting in Masaki's way...and always got beaten. At least he gets promoted to Lasett's Dragon.
Rodney Jesh (Voiced by Show Hayami)
- Anti-Villain: Appears as an enemy often in EX, but he doesn't hold it against Masaki; he even helps out when facing the incomplete Volkruss. He's also probably one of the few sane men in Shutedonia.
- Cool Old Guy: Referred to as "old man" and is an easy-going dude, despite being in Shutedonia.
- Enemy Mine: Pulls one when he brings Elis to fight Volkruss.
- Heel-Face Turn: Not until Part 2 of The Lord of Elemental
- Heroic BSOD: Failing to rescue Elis in Part 2 of The Lord of Elemental will result in his loss of the will to fight and permanently leaving.
- Kansai Regional Accent: How in the hell a Shutedonian learning this accent is anyone's guess
Elis Radius-Jesh (Voiced by Michie Tomizawa (Classic Timeline) & Sanae Kobayashi (Original Generation))
Nico & Rico Sandriff (Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro)
A pair of Ace Pilots
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.
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 takes the shot for her
, and dies from further gunshot wounds. Lubikka makes his quick escape again.
He resurfaces down the line, now serving as The Dragon
to General Lasett Novaste, but is killed in combat.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Tytti. In a subversion, instead of haunting Tytti forever, she gets over it; additionally, his screentime was overtaken by Lasett's madness, including the Wendy-Tuddy sub-plot, and winds up dying as an Elite Mook rather than a major antagonist.
- Expy: Inverted; Lubikka is likely the predecessor of Archibald Grims.
- It's Personal: Goes both ways; not only can Tytti not forgive him for her family's slaughter, he hates her for humiliating him in front of the Kingdom of Langran by revealing his transgressions against her on the surface, when he was nearly about to become a Herald.
Lasett Novaste (Voiced by Ken Narita)
Mudeka Lavence (Voiced by Kazuya Nakai)
- Childhood Friend Romance: He's got it bad for Rosaly, but she finds him more annoying than anything. This doesn't stop him from gaining a Combination Attack with her in Coffin of the End, though.
- Enemy Mine: The reason he decide to joins Shu's forces in Coffin of the End in the first place.
- Guest Star Party Member: Prior Coffin of the End where he join for goods.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he's usually hostile towards anyone who isn't a Shutendonian (save for Rosaly), Mudeka is a Nice Guy who's willing to help people in need.
- Odd Friendship: With Teal Karvey and Lionel Neelsen after they find his photo of Rosaly.
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
but was Put on a Bus
in Coffin of the End
, aligning with the Kingdom of Langran.
Sumera Palaum (Voiced by Aya Endo)
Seurant Pei Borakis (Voiced by Hiroshi Iwasaki)
Republic of Almera
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.
- BFS: Reyblade's "Integral Calibur"
- Dark Is Not Evil: The Reyblade is powered by the souls of the dead, yet Sakito is clearly heroic
- Decoy Protagonist: Serves as one to Masaki in Coffin of the End
- Friendly Fire Proof: Reyblade's "Tracial Cannon"
- Heroic BSOD: Goes into this multiple time during the story
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: 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.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: At first anyway.
- Leitmotif: "Trans-Drive"
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Goes from the Reyblade to the Reyblade "Light Flyer" and finally the Reyblade "Heavy Blaster".
- Spell My Name with an "S": 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 Alternate Company Equivalent game by WinkySoft.
- Super Mode: "Trans-Rise" as soon as the Reyblade's "TR Gauge" goes to 100%.
- Not So Stoic: He rarely smiles and is pretty stoic when things are normal. Unfortunately what he had to face isn't something you see in everyday life which leads him to this trope
- Wave Motion Gun: Reyblade's "Disintegrator" and Tracial Cannon
Elisia Zepheel (Voiced by Yuka Saitou)
Captain rank officer from Almera. She pilots Regelior-CL.
- Ace Custom: The Regelior-CL (CL stands for Commander Limited) is a custom version of Regelior-AR.
- Apologetic Attacker: If she's the one who kills Phyllis, this is what she says in her Dynamic Attack.
- Armed Legs: The Regelior-CL is equipped with one.
- BFG: "High Fluid Launcher"
- Childhood Friends: With Teal; howveer, her feelings for him go a little beyond that.
- Dead Little Sister: Her sister being the girl Sakito meets before he becomes the pilot of Reyblade.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: 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)
Elisia's Childhood friend.
- Ace Custom: Valsioga, made from a recovered Valsion Custom
- Bifurcated Weapon: Valsioga's "Divine Glaive", an axe that can also turn into a halberd.
- Childhood Friends: With Elisia
- Crutch Character: The Valsioga is one of the best tankers in Coffin of the End and Teal has the "Accelerate" Spirit Commandnote , enabling him to the front lines easily. He's later eclipsed by Shu and the Elemental Lords, but the Valsioga's still worth deploying. Unfortunately, Teal gets Killed Off for Real; while Lionel succeeds him as the Valsioga's pilot, he doesn't have "Accelerate".
- Leitmotif: "Hero"
- Irony: Despite having a hero-like character and personality, he fails to save his girl friend and dies in the process.
- Wave Motion Gun: Valsioga's "Cross Smasher"; unlike the Valsion Custom, this version of the attack is unleashed as a Kamehame Hadoken.
Lionel Neelsen (Voiced by Hiroki Tochi)
- Ace Custom: Digrid; he inherits Teal's Valsioga after he dies
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.
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:
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 Inspectors
, assisting Masaki and his allies here and there, yet doesn't reveal his intentions on helpingnote
. 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, it's all going according to Shu's plan
: knowing he cannot kill himself
in order to break free from Volkruss' influence, he used Masaki and the Federation to goad them into killing him. 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:
Luozorl Zoran Roiel (Voiced by Takeshi Aono (Classic Timeline) & Banjō Ginga (Original Generation))
The High Priest of the Cult of Volkruss who is responsible for much of the conflict in La Gias.
Saphine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace (Voiced by Rika Fukami)
The younger sister of Elshine, she was once a follower of the Cult of Volkruss until she met Shu.
- Stripperific: Arguably Banpresto's first user of this trope. In fact, her outfit appears to be little more than a few pieces of leather that barely covers her unmentionables.
- Undying Loyalty: To Shu; it's implied The Power of Love is what allows her to break free from Volkruss' curse in Dark Prison.
- Whip It Good: Wizoll/Wizoll Custom's "Rose Cutter"
Satils Galare (Voiced by Osamu Saka)
Brash Nenba (Voiced by Hirota Kosei)
Bolo Fable (Voiced by Bin Shimada)
Vashiley Drosen (Voiced by Urara Takano)
Elshine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace (Voiced by Aya Hisakawa)
A priestess of the Cult of Volkruss, whom Yang Long fell in love with. Ends up as the Herald of the God of Balance, Rasphitot.
- Back from the Dead: Pride of Justice. Subverted, as it turns out it's just a fanatic priestess posing as her.
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.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Claims he does not know of his origins and was taken in by the Cult of Volkruss. Turns out, he's created to be a servant of Yotennai.
- Badass Baritone: Compared to Bullet, this is when Tomokazu Sugita makes his voice a lot deeper than normal.
- Bad Powers, Good People: In Revelation of Evil God; he still summons Volkruss minions on a daily basis, though to blast your enemies to smithereens.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Gaen inherits Ahmed's Solgady and still has some of its old attacks (such as the Discutter). In Pride of Justice, it becomes his exclusive mecha with all its dark power and a Badass Arm-Fold to match.
- Eye Scream: In Coffin of the End, he gouges his eye out because he was cursed in his right eye.
- Guest Star Party Member: In Dark Prison for the first 18 scenarios, after which he becomes an enemy since Shu betrays Volkruss.
- Handicapped Badass: He takes out his right eye and still keeps on going like nothing's happened.
- Leitmotif: "Blade of Vengeance"
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Attempts possessing Shu in Dark Prison, but winds up giving his memories and the power of the Neo Granzon back. Shu proceeds to kill Volkruss with this new power.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Volkruss is the pain and regret of an extinct race of giants that lived in La Gias before mankind, given sentience.
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.
- Ace Custom/Ancestral Weapon: Zelvoid
- Evil Counterpart: To Masaki and the Cybuster; 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 Evil Twin Tuddy was possessing her during its construction.
- Heel-Face Turn: 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. He even unlocks the Full Possession for the Zelvoid.
- Leitmotif: "Black Sword Saint" and "Zero Existence"
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He was quite the jerk when Masaki first meets him, but does lend a helping hand regarding Presia in Revelation of Evil God.
- Mythology Gag: 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.
- Odd Friendship: 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.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In Coffin of the End
- Ramming Always Works: Zelvoid's "Astral Ruiner"
Selema Seolla Oxtin (Voiced by Yukana)
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.
- Magic Kiss: 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.
Ruzamuno Rasphitot (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu)
- Leitmotif: "Kessen" ("Decisive Battle"), later shared between his two fellow gods Volkruss and Gragios in Coffin of the End
Sone Zan Bakium (Voiced by Hochu Otsuka)
Vaalniiya (Voiced by Makoto Yasumura)
A prophet of the ancient giants, who wants to free herself from them by initiating a Time Crash
on La Gias.
- Bigger Bad: Of the entire Masou Kishin series. It's implied there's another being more powerful than them
- Leitmotif: "Concluder"
- The Dreaded: Inverted; they ran away to La Gias from something using the Crossgate
- The Reveal: 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.