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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 highest level of elemental 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 in Distress: With the exception of Tytti (until it's played straight later in an event), all of the Heralds are detained by the new enemy "Magooki" in Coffin of the End.
- Elemental Powers, Four-Element Ensemble
- Familiar: 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".
- Put on a Bus: Of the Heralds, only Masaki reappears for the Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers; the rest stay behind in La Gias to observe the "Cross Gate" beneath the Kingdom of Langran and take preventive measures in case it causes trouble again.
- 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. The machines weren't built to withstand this mode, so the spirits even bestow a special armor to compensate. 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.
Masaki Andoh (Voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa)
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 seriesnote ), 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 be the next Herald of the Cybuster, gets the familiar cats Kuro and Shiro, and gains allies in the Kingdom of Langran, who created the Elemental Lords.In his appearances for the "Classic", Super Robot Wars Alpha and Super Robot Wars Original Generation timelines, Masaki tails his arch-rival Shu Shirakawa, who flees to the surface world after the events detailed in The Lord of Elemental Part 1. When The Federation in any of these 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 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 an invasion against the Kingdom of Langran by its neighboring nation 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 Volkruss, 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, is the Elemental Machine (Masouki) Jaohm. He and his Elemental Lord embodies these tropes:
- Akashic Records: Cybuster's "Akashic Buster" and "Akashic Nova", 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.
- Super Robot Wars 2: 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.
- Super Robot Wars F: In a two-part scenario, unless players read a guide and placed the party in reserve for the first part, most of the party's best pilots will be exhausted by the second. Few turns pass and the Cybuster appears, providing a fresh, much-needed reinforcement.
- Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden: Players must prevent the GP02A Physalis from retreating. From the starting position, that's unlikely, alongside rough terrain and an army of Mooks. The Cybuster and Wing Gundam Zeronote appear right in front of the Physalis' line of escape.
- Captain Ersatz: The Cybuster was created for 2 because Banpresto couldn't secure the rights to Aura Battler Dunbine.
- Cool Sword: Cybuster's "Discutter" is its Weapon of Choice; in the Nintendo DS Updated Re-release of The Lord of Elemental, the new "Vanity Ripper" is introduced, giving the Cybuster the ability to DualWielding. Both blades can combine into a single BFS.
- 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.
- Dumbass Has a Point: He may be the Idiot Hero, but Masaki reminds the Heralds they don't serve just Langran — they exist to serve all of La Gias. Even if Langran citizens are up to no good, it is their job to drop the hammer and deliver justice.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: "Akashic Nova", Full Possession Cybuster's ultimate attack, is only available during the final scenarios of Coffin of the End.
- Evil Counterpart: In his home series, Elan Zenosakis and the Zelvoid until it's subverted (see Elan's entry below); in the Z series, Asakim and the Shurouga.
- Enemy Mine: In the Second Original Generation, Masaki is still suspicious of Shu, even after the latter's manipulation of the Guests and Gaia Sabers to help their "Steel Dragon Battle Group" allies, but he cooperates with him once it turns out Shu's offer to help is genuine.
- 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.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?"
- He's Back: In spite of the elemental spirits leaving La Gias at the end of Coffin of the End, Masaki returns for The Moon Dwellers with the Cybuster now powered using the same engine as the Raveraid's, an "Imitational Ritual Converter", by harnessing the negative energies from the Cross Gate.
- 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 it almost seems he's only showing up out of coincidence, but considering his No 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 manages to cleanly miss a battleship with a beam rifle in her home series. On another note, his lack of direction is so bad in one game, it takes the "ZERO System" 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. That's right: Masaki's sense of direction is so unbelievably bad, he can cross dimensions and not even notice it.
- Odd Friendship: Irony enough he has become this with Shu. By the time COTE roll in. Masaki has completely put a trust on Shu and view him as allies. (Though if things goes wrong he has no problem blaming it on Shu first however.)
- Parental Abandonment: Revealed in The Lord of Elemental, his parents were killed by terrorists.
- Power at a Price: Shu warns Masaki of the repercussions of using the Cybuster too much post-Coffin of the End - if the machine is used for an over-extended period of time or the Cybuster isn't cleansed of the accumulated negative energy regularly, Masaki's prana in-take and the Cybuster's attribute might turn negative.
- Brought Down to Normal: Due to the Cross Gate being destroyed at the end of The Moon Dwellers, Masaki cannot use its negative energy to power the Cybuster, leaving it without another power source again.
- 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.
- Despite his battle prowess, Masaki was never trained in Jingi Mukyuuryuu. Raikou Zephenba, himself a practitioner, is surprised at his skill level. Elan even comments Masaki's imitation of Zeoroot is the real deal.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against Shu when he kills Zeoroot
- 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 Lune and Shu, with 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.
- Transforming Mecha: Cybuster's "Cybird" form
- Unwanted Harem: The bait of it, which is hilarious considering polygamy is legal in La Gias.
Hwang Yang Long (Voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue)
Herald of the Elemental Lord of Fire Granveil, Yang Long is a Chinese physical education teacher with a knowledge in kung fu and has a penchant of spouting Chinese proverbs. Compared to Masaki, Yang Long's calm, cool-headed, yet more distant towards the rest of the other Heralds, either preferring to do his own line of duty or training. His familiar is the black panther Ranshao. Assigned as the bodyguard to Langran Princess Monica Grania Bilseia, Yang Long is dedicated to his position, despite Monica frequently spending her time chasing Shu around out of love. He often clashes with Saphine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace, one of Shu's followers, though this stems from him being in love with Saphine's sister Elshine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace.Tropes associated with Yang Long and the Granveil are:
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Subverted; distant he may be, he never ever thought of "crushing the weak".
- Asia Rune Chant
- He chants this as 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".
- 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.
- Chekhov's Gun: After Shu teaches him how to free Elshine Grace from mind control, Yang Long receives a good luck charm as a throw-in. Later, when Elshine attempts to Brainwash Yang Long, he seemingly resists out of sheer will, but the actual cause is the charm itself that was downplayed earlier.
- Combination Attack: With Tytti in Revelation of Evil God
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Misconduct in his eyes will net the perpetrator this punishment - stand straight for several hours as Yang Long starts lecturing them with some Chinese proverbs and advice. If they dare to object, the section gets repeated ten times. If Yang Long gets exhausted? Ranshao takes over where he left behind. According to Masaki, this is one of the worst punishments he's ever received in his life.
- Flaming Sword: Granveil's "Flame Cutter" and Kafuu Seiun Ken, the latter being 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 literal 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.
- Shock and Awe: Denkou Eiri is probably one of the few times the Granveil uses lightning instead of fire.
- Stern Teacher: Well, he is a gym teacher, and Masaki often refers that if he makes a blunder or something, Yang Long will make him sit straight for hours listening to his lectures. Of course, he means well.
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 as the Team Mom of the Heralds, 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 is 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:
- 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) don'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.
- 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 has big ones as Mio so proves when she gropes her. 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: Zigzagged; of the Elemental Lords, the Gaddeath is the most balanced, but the Masou Kishin games avert this due to Tytti's weak melee stats, making her best used as a sniper/support. 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 utterly too sweet. She once 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 crying and scolding 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 Lubikka, 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 - Tytti 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 players from believing her name is something akin to breasts or cleavage, which is ironic since she 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 Shutendonias invasion 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 Advisor 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 for 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 an airplane crash. Supposedly, Mio holds a black belt in Aikido. Her familiars are a trio of duck-billed platypi.Tropes associated with Mio and the Zamzeed are:
- A-Cup Angst: Thinking it's no coincidence the Sweet Tooths of the cast (Mayfill Zania Bouran, Tytti, and Wendy Rasm Iknart) are well-endowed, Mio once desperately tried to eat Tytti's dishes, only to faint after one bite.
- Combination Attack: With Presia in Revelation of Evil God. Oddly enough, it looks like cross between the "Sekiha Love Love Tenkyoken" and the "Royal Heart Breaker".
- Covert Pervert: Mio is a dirty little kid. Not only does she openly grope Tytti (Played for Laughs, due to Mio's shock at their breast size difference), she apparently collects adult magazines...of women.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Mio appears in certain routes in Alpha and has Masaki help her out of a building. After teasing him a bit, she tells the player this scene is merely for fanservice.
- Epic Fail: In Alpha Gaiden and the Second Original Generation, if the Zamzeed fails in successfully using its "Gouryuundou Masamune", the mountain/rock embedded to the weapon will pop off and trample the machine with it.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.
- The first time she kills an enemy pilot in EX, Mio's so incredibly shaken up of her taking a life she becomes uncontrollable until the next scenario.
- Reoccurs following Tian's Heroic Sacrifice; she gets better after Demeksa tells Mio about his Dark and Troubled Past.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: In the Second Original Generation, when she arrives in La Gias, Mio wants to pilot the Elemental Machine Diablo and help out, claiming there shouldn't be any problems since she's played the "Burning PT" Mecha Game that simulates piloting Humongous Mecha. Masaki Lampshades on the absurdity of this."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
- Laser Blade: Zamzeed's "Hyper Plasma Sword"
- Meta Guy: Some of Mio's combat quotes include telling her enemies they will become her Experience Points to level up. She's also one of the few characters who can join in or understand Ryusei's Shout Outs.
- No Fourth Wall: In EX, she recognizes Aura Battler Dunbine since she had watched it on TV. See Early-Bird Cameo above.
- Paper Fan of Doom: 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.
- Re Tool: In her Classic Timeline and Alpha appearances, Mio's familiars are just plain, joke-cracking duck-billed platypi with simple names. With the re-release of The Lord of Elemental, her familiars' names are changed into Son Goku, Cho Hakkai and Sha Gojyo, along with their signature outfits.
- Shout-Out: Zamzeed's "Chou Shindou Ken" is a deliberate reference to the "Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken" due to its shared Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs animation, to wit in Alpha Gaiden, Mio's combat quotes when using the attack is the same Kiai used by Kenshiro, including the use of his Catch Phrase Omae wa mo shindeiru.
- Sixth Ranger: Permanently replaces Ricardo as the four Herald of the Elemental Lords
- Super Toughness: Of the four Elemental Lords, Zamzeed has the thickest armor and is even armed with a shield.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Inverted; 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 Killed Off for Real through the game to make way for Mio in Part 2.
Kingdom of Langran
Lune Zoldark (Voiced by Narumi Hidaka)
Daughter of Bian Zoldark, founder of the Divine Crusaders, the Norwegian Lune's an outspoken Tomboy who wears a tank top and tattered, torn jeans, but has an exceptionally high aptitude for piloting Humongous 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 appearance 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 begins to suffer Motive Decay and her vengeance is simply done out of familial duty (in Alpha, her motivation changes thanks to Bian not being an antagonist: she's trying to save her father from suspected Jupiter Empire 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 finds herself thrown in the Langran/Shutendonias conflict 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 war alongside her surface friends summoned and new Langran allies, but is caught among a conspiracy involving Langran General Kirkus Zan Valfarbia, who triggers a Civil War in Langran despite hostilities just having ended with the Shutendonias Alliance. 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 aligns 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 Super Robot Wars 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 she can keep up with all of the spiritual mumbo-jumbo in La Gias.
- Likewise, the Valsione: this Earth-developed mecha is one of the few in the Masou Kishin setting that isn't built using La Gias Magitek, yet it can still go toe-to-toe with the Elemental Lords.
- Charles Atlas Superpower
- Master Rishu Togou 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.
- After beating Gennacy in arm wrestling, she says her father used to strap 5-kilogram wristbands on her.
- Cool Sword: Valsione's "Divine Arm"; later replaced by the "Divine Blade"
- Dual Wielding: Available in Coffin of the End, but only as a secret attack.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her one-sided torn jeans◊; interestingly, 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"; like the Cybuster's Cyflash, it also has an International Friend-or-Foe identification tag that won't target allies.
- 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.
- 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 players' 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"?
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy, whereas Wendy 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 their family. One of the first Moe characters created by Banpresto, Presia is good at housework and is usually seen alongside her brother wherever he goes. During Langran's war with Shutendonias, Presia pilots the Diablo after Mio ascends to become the pilot of the Zamzeed.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 is trained to use one. Chang Wufei, who had told her to stay back while they searched for the rest of Londo Bell because of her inexperience and youth, stands in stunned silence accompanied by a "shocked" character portrait.
- Image Song, Leitmotif: "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-years old, 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 is due to 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. In the remake, her mother lives in another country.
- The Reveal: 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 has stopped aging after a certain point. 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.
- 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 in modern apperances, despite having the same mannerisms as before. Justified as a result of Older Than They Look.
Ricardo Silvera (Voiced by Rikiya Koyamanote )
The original Herald of the 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 is too late.However, Ricardo comes Back from the Dead in Revelation of Evil God as a Spirit Advisor 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 and the Boisterous Bruiser of the group
- 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.
- 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 with the epithet "Heavenly Sword"; in fact, his skill is so great that despite a near-hopeless battle against Shu and his Granzon, Zeoroot manages to damage and disable its barrier with just an Elemental Machine before dying.
- Picky Eater: Does not like bell peppers.
- The Mentor: 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 examples of The Obi-Wan, Zeoroot dies by Shu's hand while attempting to stop him after his attack on Langran.
Wendy Rasm Iknart (Voiced by Sayaka Ohara)
- Berserk Button: Rico Sandriff accidentally calls her "Aunt"; cue Tuddy appearing.
- Lethal Chef: Wendy is this due to her tendency to deviate horribly from the original recipe. Oddly, the Sandriff twins don't seem to mind.
- Magic Kiss: After Masaki overuses Cyflash, Wendy gives him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to restore his prana. This happens again after Masaki activates Full Possession to defeat Shu.
- No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: In regards to Wendy and the Cybuster's construction, since it was Tuddy who made it when she possessed her.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Lune's tomboy and to Tuddy.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Nezeria's "Phantasma Blast"
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 Magitek 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 rely 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.
- 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.
- Ms. Exposition: As The Smart Guy of the Heralds' allies, Xenia receives the largest amount of lines during important story events.
- 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 switches from the Nols Ray into the Duraxyl.
Princess Monica Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Yuko Minaguchi)
The second of the Half Identical Twin princesses of the Kingdom of Langran, Monica Grania Bilseia is what one does expect of royalty. Compared to the more down-to-Earth and tomboyish Xenia, Monica is calm-spoken and serene, though is more gullible. Tropes associated with Monica are:
- Ascended Extra: When one thinks of a pilot for the Nols (Ray), one thinks 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-looking, not much of a fighter and more of a royal figurehead and can do some fortune-telling.
Prince Feilord Grania Bilseia (Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu)
Older brother to Xenia and Monica, Prince Feilord stands in line as the successor to the Langran throne.
- Anti-Villain: He knows his ways are a little extreme, but he feels he has no choice. This is cemented with him allying with General Kirkus Zan Valfarbia to achieve his means, despite the latter having declared Civil War against Langran royalty prior to their alliance.
- Attack Drones: Duraxyl's "Taos Tail"
- Bishounen: Excellen lampshade his good looks, comparing him to Raidiese F. Branstein.
- Chest Blaster: Duraxyl's "Mega Smasher"
- Graceful Loser: Knowing that Masaki defeats him because he is fulfilling his duties not as a Herald, but as his friend, Feilord thanks him before he dies.
- My Nayme Is: "Duraxyl" can either be spelled with one "l" or two.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Feilord" or "Feillord" or "Feil Lord"? Given what transpires in EX, if one is feeling cynical, "Fail Lord"?
- Teased with Awesome: Feilord's "Twin Command" in the Second Original Generation is "Soul"note , which would be a benefit provided the player could have placed him in a Twin Unit, but can't do to story purposes.
- Warrior Prince: Subverted; Feilord wishes he could have been this and died as one, but his deterioating health prevents this.
- Wave Motion Gun: Duraxyl's "Buster Cannon"
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He intends to reform La Gias the hard way by threatening neighboring nations with Langran's firepower and putting them in line because his days are short-lived.
- What the Hell, Hero?: From Raidiese's point of view, Feilord isn't doing what's best for Langran - he's merely repeating what the Shutendonias Alliance had just done - invade and conquer nations so they will bend towards Langran's will. To some degree, Feilord agrees with him.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Feilord secretly hides the fact he barely passed the prana test in order to inherit the Langran throne; worst, he has only months to live. Since the Shutendonias Alliance is vulnerable after their forces pull away from Langran, he decides to retaliate for their initial attacks, with hopes to unite all of La Gias before his time is up.
General Kirkus Zan Valfarbia (Voiced by Tessho Genda)
- Big Bad Wannabe: Kirkus believes he's the one orchestrating Langran's offensive onto Shutendonias after Feilord is ousted for his extremist actions, but the General is little more than The Dragon in the scope of the EX story.
- BFG: Euleed's "Hyper Cannon"
- Laser Blade: Euleed's "Hyper Plasma Sword"; becomes a BFS in the Second Original Generation as Kirkus maximizes the blade's output, allowing it to stretch like the "Colossal Blade".
- The Starscream: To Feilord, which is why Kirkus declares Civil War over the former; subverted after Feilord proposes to work with him and reveals his intentions at reforming La Gias under Langran rule.
Prince Tellius (Voiced by Akira Ishida)
- Bridge Bunny: In Coffin of the End
- Magikarp Power: In-Universe, Shu convinces Tellius that while he's powerful, he needs confidence and training.
- 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 (or "Zash") comes off as timid and unreliable, but with an actively strong sense of justice. Zashford appears in EX for Lune's route and is 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".
- Dogged Nice Guy: Has an obvious crush on Lune, whose Single-Target Sexuality is obviously Masaki. Regardless, she still treats him nicely.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: The last character who joins in Coffin of the End.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Galguard has four arms and capable of using its "Flash Blades", all four of them, at once, although it takes Zashford a lot of training to do that in combat.
- 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.
- Chest Blaster: Jaohm's "Beam Cannon"
- 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 during the project's beginnings. 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, provided his opponent isn't Lune.
- Leitmotif: Averted; 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 is designed as a Fragile Speedster like most of the other wind-based Elemental Machines, but the problem lies with its armor, making it slower than expected.
- Out of Focus: He's so quiet and generic that everyone always forgets about him during headcounts and polls.
- The Stoic: He's not the type to talk much; even his default character portrait renders him as stoic as possible.
Fang Zan Bisias (Voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura)
A native of La Gias and an Elemental Machine pilot, a rarity amongst La Gias, Fang Zan Bisias is a devoted student and protégé of Zeoroot, who felt a sense of hostility against the surface world newcomer Masaki. Due to the events ravaging the Kingdom of Langran after The Lord of Elemental Part 1, Fang defects to the "Republic of Bagonia". However, a heartful conversation from Masaki and how disturbed Fang is to the resident Mad Scientist Zet leads 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 surge of 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.
- Fantastic Fighting Style: Jingi Mukyuuryuu; however, Gaen states Fang isn't as skilled enough to have his own students.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Zigzagged - Fang became jealous Zeoroot gave Masaki more attention upon being chosen as a Herald and couldn't acknowledge his prescence, moreso when Zeoroot died, to which Fang blames Masaki for his master's death. He gets over this.
- Leitmotif: "The Lone Fang"
- Mecha Expansion Pack: Giolast Roy, a 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)
- Leitmotif: "Inconstancy Parisienne"
Rebecca "Becky" Turner (Voiced by Yuka Komatsu)
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: In fact, when she's drunk (and quite often), she tends to strip topless.
- Leitmotif: "In The Name Of My Ancestors"
Ahmed Hamdi (Voiced by Tessho Genda)
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Solgady's "Jahannam"
- Demoted to Extra
- 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 Islamic 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 will 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 who 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)
- Combination Attack: With Mayfill
- In-Series Nickname: Mayfill calls him "Tsre-chan"
- Knight in Shining Armor: During their childhood, he was this to Mayfill who was a target for bullies because her parents were Volkruss cultists.
- Leitmotif: "I'm Charging In!"
Mayfill Zania Bouran (Voiced by Satomi Sato)
- Combination Attack: With Tsrein.
- Expy: Given her character design and personality, one can easily mistake Mayfill for Grace Urigin.
- Hidden Depths: She's a Cloud Cuckoolander who once accidentally used the men's shower, yet she can actually keep up with Xenia's technobabble.
- Leitmotif: "Easy Going"
- More Dakka: Her Delgiran is essentially the "Heavyarms" of Elemental Machines, stuffed to the brim with guns and missiles.
- Sweet Tooth: Mayfill and Wendy love Tytti's dishes.
Gido Sehoufar (Voiced by Takuya Kirimoto)
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Though he doesn't wear a tie
- Captain Ersatz/Expy: The James Bond of the franchise; his Leitmotif and final attack "Under the Gun" are effectively Lampshades of the series. Furthemore, compare his character design to the facial appearance of Daniel Craig, who portrayed Bond when Gido made his debut.
- Casanova Wannabe: In his first appearance, he tries to woo Lune and Wendy; It goes on from there. However, Simone takes the crown as the first person to call him out for his antics.
- 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: Inherits 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 the Galguardia; despite its name, 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.
- Hot-Blooded: Just in case shouting the attack name alone is enough to tell players she is one.
- Leitmotif: "Rampage"
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Galguard may have four arms, but the Galguardia has six, perfect for Remia as she makes brutal beatdowns a specialty.
Gold Bagold (Voiced by Yosuke Akimoto)
Tolus Zan Zetekines (Voiced by Yasunori Masutani)
Republic of Bagonia
Rosaly Sheumel (Voiced by Houko Kuwashima)
- Childhood Friends: With Mudeka Lavence; while he would like to be more, she doesn't, though she admits Mudeka isn't so bad...when he keeps his mouth shut.
- Combination Attack: With Mudeka in Coffin of the End
- Fantastic Fighting Style: Rosaly practices Fueki Kuonryuu, one of two styles in La Gias, belonging to the same master as Gino.
- Leitmotif: "This Is My Way Of Living"
- Likes Older Men: She expresses interest in Wagner, a 39-year-old. She particularly loves his beard.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: In Pride of Justice, her overall look changes so drastically Masaki can't remember that it's her.
- You Killed My Father: Averted; to take Revenge on her father's killer, she becomes his disciple, but ends up loving him like a father.
Gino Valencia (Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu)
- Something About a Rose: Gino is always seen around with a rose nearby.
- 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 Shutendonias.
- Cool Old Guy: Referred to as "old man" and is an easy-going dude, despite being in Shutedonias.
- Enemy Mine: Pulls one when he brings Elis to fight Volkruss.
- Heel–Face Turn: Not until Part 2 of The Lord of Elemental
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: 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 Shutendonian acquiring this accent is anyone's guess.
Elis Radius-Jesh (Voiced by Michie Tomizawa (Classic Timeline) & Sanae Kobayashi (Original Generation))
- Action Mom: In Revelation of Evil God, she's pregnant with Rodney's child.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Part 2 of The Lord of Elemental
- Love Makes You Evil: If Rodney is Killed Off for Real in the second scenario of EX, Elis stays with Shutendonias until the end.
- Put on a Bus: Does not show up in Coffin of the End.
- Shrinking Violet: Though she shifts to Hot-Blooded once inside an Elemental Machine.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Elis" or "Eris"?
- The Rival: To Lune during EX
Nico & Rico Sandriff (Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro)
A pair of Ace Pilots from the southern part of the Shutendonias 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.
- Always Identical Twins: They look completely alike; In-Universe, only a few people such as Masaki and Sakito can tell who is who (players can easily spot the difference - Rico has a small Beauty Mark on her cheeks).
- Badass Adorable: The youngest members of the cast, yet are exceptionally skilled pilots
- Leitmotif: "Gemini Idol"
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Nico (pilot of the Kyoumei Aka) is battle-ready, more confident and a Genki Girl, while Rico (pilot of the Kyoumei Ao) is more reserved, shy. and an Apologetic Attacker. Meaningful Name ensues as "aka" and "ao" mean "red" and "blue" in Japanese, respectively.
- Younger Than They Look: Despite their appearance and ability, many can mistake them for being late-aged teenagers when they're only about 14 - 15 years old, a good reason why they get along very well with Presia.
Lubikka Hakinnen (Voiced by Takashi Nagasako)
A terrorist from the surface world who kills people for fun, Lubikka Hakinnen is responsible for the death of Tytti's family (right in front of her, no less). In a twist, he is summoned into La Gias in The Lord of Elemental Part 1 and is chosen to be the Herald of the Gaddeath, until Tytti interferes to reveal his crimes on the surface. Langran authorities immediately place 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, but subverted because rather than continue to haunt Tytti after he dies, she gets over it quickly. Additionally, his screentime is overtaken by Lasett's madness, including the Wendy-Tuddy sub-plot. Ultimately, Lubikka winds up dying as an Elite Mook rather than a major antagonist.
- Expy: Inverted; Lubikka is likely the predecessor of Archibald Grims.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears his glasses and he holds up as one of the most monstrous humans in the OG-verse.
- 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's nearly about to become a Herald (which would've given him immunity from breaking the law).
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 to Coffin of the End, but he becomes permanently available when he appears in the game.
- 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-style nation housing several Samurai-like characters. They reappear in Pride of Justice but are Put on a Bus in Coffin of the End, aligning with the Kingdom of Langran.
Raikou Zephenba (Voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi)
Sumera Palaum (Voiced by Aya Endo)
Yuuno Nuizen (Voiced by Ayumi Fujimura)
Seurant Pei Borakis (Voiced by Hiroshi Iwasaki)
Kiga Zosh (Voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda)
Republic of Almera
Sakito Asagi (Voiced by Kaito Ishikawa)
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 Raveraid.
- Audience Surrogate: Unlike Masaki who has lived in La Gais for quite sometime, Sakito is completely foreign to the world. His reactions and thoughts are likely meant for newcomers who start Masou Kishin with Coffin of the End.
- BFS: Raveraid's "Integral Calibur"
- Dark is Not Evil: The Raveraid 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: Raveraid's "Tracial Cannon"
- "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.
- Instant Expert: Averted; he isn't exactly good at piloting the Raveraid right away but is shown to have potential as he manages to hold out against a group of Magooki, though according to him, he did play Burning PT beforehand.
- Leitmotif: "Trans-Drive"
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Goes from the Raveraid to the Raveraid "Light Flyer" and finally the Raveraid "Heavy Blaster".
- Not So Stoic: He rarely smiles and is pretty stoic when things are normal. Unfortunately, what he has to face isn't something a person is meant to see in everyday life, which leads him to this trope.
- Spell My Name with an "S"
- Is it "Reyblade" or "Reiblade" or "Raveraid"? Of course, the joke is it's anything BUT "Rayblade" because it's the name of the titular machine from Seireiki Rayblade, the Alternate Company Equivalent video game by WinkySoft.
- Material books ultimately settle with "Raveraid" as the official name, even using it to have some Fun with Acronyms (Raveraid is short for "ReActive Vital Energy RAIDer"). Note the in-game dialogue pronounces it as Ray-Blade; this may or may not be intentional as the name can actually be read both ways.
- Super Mode: "Trans-Rise" as soon as the Raveraid's "TR Gauge" goes to 100%.
- Took a Level in Badass: Zigzagged; Sakito starts off as a weak-willed protagonist and swaps between gaining some levels and taking a few Heroic B.S.O.D. moments. He eventually becomes a skilled and strong pilot by the end of the game.
- Wave Motion Gun: Raveraid's "Disintegrator" and Tracial Cannon
Elisia Zepheel (Voiced by Yuka Saitou)
A Captain-ranked officer from Almera, Elisia pilots a Regelior-CL.
- Ace Custom: The Regelior-CL ("CL" stands for "Commander Limited") is a customized version of a Regelior-AR.
- Apologetic Attacker: If she's the one who kills Phyllis, this is what she says during a "Dynamic Kill" animation.
- BFG: "High Fluid Launcher"
- Childhood Friends: With Teal; however, her feelings for him go a little beyond that.
- Dead Little Sister: Her sister Sherina, whom Sakito meets before he becomes the pilot of the Raveraid.
- 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.
- Crutch Character: The Valsioga is one of the best defensive units in Coffin of the End and Teal has the "Accelerate" Spirit Commandnote , enabling him to reach the front lines easily. Although he's later eclipsed by Shu and the Elemental Lords, Teal and the Valsioga are still worth a deployment. Unfortunately, Teal gets Killed Off for Real; while Lionel succeeds him as the Valsioga's pilot, he doesn't have "Accelerate".
- For Happiness: The mood-maker of the the group. He is nice, upbeat and likes to try and cheer his friends up (especially Sakito, who's still afraid for his unknown situation).
- Leitmotif: "Hero"
- Irony: Despite having a Leitmotif with a name like "Hero", Teal fails to save his girlfriend 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.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He seems to be afraid of cats.
Phyllis Jaraba (Voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi)
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to the giants who catches up to her after her Regelior-AR malfunctions while escaping.
- Chest Blaster: The most powerful attack of the Regelior-AR is the "Armored Buster".
- Combat Medic: 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.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: At the end of the game in the first route, Sakito recovers the cockpit with Phyllis it in.
- Evil Makeover: Via Letting Her Hair Down
- Evil Sounds Deep: Chipper when she's with the party, deep when she becomes evil.
- Face–Heel Turn: Not that she could do anything about it
- Hero Killer: She's the one who kills Teal
- Interface Spoiler: Out of the new characters introduced in Coffin of the End, she's the only one who doesn't have a Leitmotif. This is because she becomes an enemy in the middle of the game.
- Killed Off for Real: Only in the second route where Elisia deals the killing blow
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Her Regelior-AR is equipped with one.
- Taking the Bullet: For Teal, despite a malfunctioning Regelior-AR
- Walking Spoiler: Largely due to Face–Heel Turn when the giants become the Bigger Bad of Coffin of the End.
Lionel Neelsen (Voiced by Hiroki Tochi)
- Ace Custom: Digrid; he inherits Teal's Valsioga after he dies
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Smacks Sakito in the Raveraid when the latter runs away
- Leitmotif: "Tagiru Toushi"
- More Dakka: The Digrid has lots and lots of guns.
Elisia's little sister, Sakito meets her the moment he regains consciousness after being summoned to La Gias. She is attacked by Magooki and receives a fatal wound in the process, but not before protecting Sakito, urging him to take the Raveraid and flee from the attack.
Cult of Volkruss
The main antagonists of the Masou Kishin saga, the Cult of Volkruss is a Religion of Evil 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, their Brainwashed servant to help harvest the souls necessary for Volkruss' resurrection, the Cult also receives 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:
- Evil Counterpart: All There in the Manual - JinOh, Touluk and Baiwara are associated with the same spirits that blessed the Granveil, Gaddeath and Zamzeed.
Shu Shirakawa (Voiced by Takehito Koyasu)
- I will not tolerate anyone who tries to manipulate me...even if it's a god.
- Animation Bump: The Granzon and Neo Granzon get an upgrade to their animated attacks in Dark Prison compared to the Second Original Generation.
- Anti-Villain: Present during The Lord of Elemental Part 1, then leading up to his death. Post-resurrection, he transitions into an Anti-Hero.
- Badass Boast: "I only take orders from me and me only."
- Badass Bookworm: The biggest of them all in SRW.
- Badass Normal: Despite being able to generally toss around anything in La Gias like ragdolls (including the Elemental Lords), the Granzon relies on little of La Gias' Magitek. In all continuities, Shu finishes building the Granzon on the surface with some help from the Divine Crusaders, and its Gravity Master abilities are derived from alien technology. However, this is Zigzagged by the fact that Shu did use some La Gias-based alchemy to enhance the Granzon.
- Badass Abnormal: The Neo Granzon, upon tapping into the dark power of Volkruss, though it's not as strong as a Full Possession-Elemental Lord. At the same time, the Neo Granzon is by no means directly tied to Volkruss - when the dark god unlocks the Neo Granzon, Shu has no trouble wiping the floor with it and still maintains the Super Mode in the future for his own use.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Black hole-based weaponry are treated as the equivalent of nuclear warheads in SRW. Averted after Shu resurrects.
- Beam Spam: (Neo) Granzon's "Worm Smasher"
- Berserk Button: He doesn't show it, but it's clear Shu doesn't want to be anyone's Unwitting Pawn. The Cult of Volkruss and the Guests in the Second Original Generation find this out the hard way.
- Big Damn Hero: In The Inspectors
- Big Good: Coffin of the Final promotes Shu to this as The Captain of his own ship in absence of the Granzon, spearheading an investigation about a new foe. Back in Alpha, he co-shares this role later in thte plot due to Bian being held captive by the Jupiter Empire and the Granzon being used as a check against the Astranagant. He also plays a critical role in helping stop the "Third Impact", and almost single-handedly stopped the Aerogators by trapping their fleet in a pocket dimension (and would've succeeded were it not for Euzeth outfoxing him).
- The Blacksmith: Built the Granzon by himself. In Original Generation, repairing the machine after it is damaged in La Gias cost the Divine Crusaders about two-thirds of their budget, but 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".
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Shu is the tsukkomi to Chika's boke whenever Chika has to say something stupid.
- Calling Your Attacks: Even the all serious Shu isn't immune in pulling this off.
- Chest Blaster: (Neo) Granzon's "Distortion Break"
- Character Development: Throughout the course of the series, he goes from an Anti-Villain who will do anything for his own purposes due to his More Than Mind Control state, yet desires to die free, into a man who actively helps out others, even fulfilling promises he makes after his resurrection.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In all continuities where he's present, he'll turn against the heroes sooner or later so he can die, thus be freed from Volkruss's control. Subverted post-resurrection as he will usually be counted as an ally.
- Cool Sword: (Neo) Granzon's "Granworm Sword"
- Cold Sniper: Not that he actually does or needs to, what with having the ability to generate black holes, but most of the Granzon's arsenal are ranged-based attacks with high accuracy ratings.
- Crazy-Prepared: Listing his "accomplishments" will take a while
- Crutch Character: Only applies to his appearance in Original Generation Gaiden since he becomes the True Final Boss of the game.
- Cue the Rain: Whenever the Neo Granzon prepares to fire the "Shukutaihou", Gray Rain of Depression fills the background.
- Dissonant Serenity: Nowhere is this more apparent than when the "Shukutaihou" ("Degeneracy Cannon") is used in Dark Prison where Shu remains calm and methodical, even polite. He then unleashes the attack powerful enough to destroy the universe.
- The Dreaded: Not simply In-Universe, but on a meta-level - SRW veterans will instantly recognize that whenever Shu shows up, something REALLY big and/or bad is going to happen.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger
- In any games where he's playable, he's usually this; in his EX scenario and Dark Prison, he's the last to arrive and unlocks the Neo Granzon.
- Subverted in Coffin of the End where he's available much earlier in the game.
- Expy: An overpowered Humongous Mecha with an ominous Leitmotif created by a genius mechanical designer/scientist with a Sphere of Destruction as its strongest attack; are we talking about the Neo Granzon or the Zeorymer?
- Genius Bruiser: The Granzon packs a lot of power and Shu carries the "Genius"note pilot skill in most appearances.
- Go Out with a Smile: Upon being defeated in Original Generation Gaiden; in fact, the prologue to Dark Prison shows he's genuinely smiling for the first time.
- Gravity Master: After installing the Anti-Matter Annihilation Engine in the Granzon
- Hammy Herald: Chika, who says it the best.Chika: "Now you will learn to fear the power of Granzon the cheater!"Shu: "Chika... where did you even learn to talk like that?"
- Hero Killer: Kills Masaki's foster father Zeoroot upon declaring his defection to the Cult of Volkruss.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The opening of Dark Prison
- Improbable Aiming Skills: The targeting computer of the Granzon can target and lock onto a whopping 65,536 individual targets on its own.
- Indy Ploy: 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, then pitting his willpower against Volkruss's own in the hopes he can unlock the Neo Granzon.
- I Was Just Passing Through: His normal excuse regarding why he pulls off any of his Big Damn Heroes moment, though the one time where he passes by Masaki while he was an amnesiac, he really is just passing through.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: His death, coming Back from the Dead, and him teaming up with the Heralds of the Elemental Lords with no strings attached are already well known by long-time fans.
- Leitmotif: "Dark Prison"; In Dark Prison and Moon Dwellers, when the Neo Granzon is used, "Dark Prison Version OG DP"
- Mighty Glacier: In contrast to the Cybuster's Fragile Speedster status, the Granzon has a low movement rate, but its weapons' base attack is higher.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Subverted; Shu intends his death to be a Final Death, but his resurrection certainly works to his favor.
- Nerves of Steel: In every situation he's in, Shu always keeps his calm demeanor, even if he's angry. Do note he's often beset by powerful entities who want him dead (or whom he recently betrays); fortunately, he has access to the (Neo) Granzon.
- Not Quite Flight: According to the model kit's manual, most of the Granzon's ability to fly involves modifying the direction of gravity than simply falling to wherever Shu wants to go. The thrusters are mostly there for the initial push and steering.
- One-Man Army: Although he is defeated (exactly what he wants), he does face the entirety of the Londo Bell in the Classic Timeline and Alpha Gaiden (with the rematch in the latter forcing his foes to call backup from the future for help), and the Steel Dragon Battle Group by himself in Original Generation Gaiden, which according to Selena Recital and Albharda, is phenomenal.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: (Neo) Granzon isn't that big compared to other robots throughout all continuities, but it still packs a ton of firepower compared to them due to the amount of tech at its disposal.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: To quote lines he sometimes uses when Shu uses the "Black Hole Cluster" attack."For a convergent micro black hole, a special release is needed. When the singularity is exposed, space-time itself begins to distort. You cannot escape the resulting gravitational collapse!"
- The Promise: At the end of Dark Prison, he promises Albharda if the Earth is in danger and he finally fixes the problems hounding La Gias, Shu will come back and fight for the Earth's survival. In The Moon Dwellers, he returns to the surface with Masaki, Lune and Amara Barton simply for scouting purposes; once he hears Albharda has died, he keeps his word, citing it's what Albharda would've wanted him to do.
- Purple Is Powerful: The color of the gravitional-based weapons the Granzon fires, the wormholes it passes through, and his clothes having plenty of it qualifies Shu for this trope. Oh, and his hair is also this color to compound that fact.
- Required Party Member: From the moment he joins in Coffin of the End, barring one route split and one scenario, he'll always be automatically deployed.
- The Reveal: The reason why Shu assassinates Zeoroot is because the Zenosakis clan is cursed forever to be vessels of Volkruss. Shu takes the approach of killing Zeoroot to prevent another person from being in the same situation as he is in. Unfortunately, Presia is also carrying the curse, forcing Shu to commit the same deed again, but 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.
- Shoot the Dog: Zigzagged; most of Shu's more Jerkass motivations 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).
- Small, Annoying Creature: Chika is this to him, and considering how familiars in Masou Kishin are an extension of their master's personality and quirks...
- Smug Super
- Shu's a genius and he knows it. Perfectly done in The Inspectors when the Granzon's Black Hole Cluster is used.Vigagi: "Impossible... It should not be so powerful!"Shu: "I improved it myself. Of course it is."
- In the Second Original Generation, Shu humiliates Teniquette Zezenan by using black hole technology (through generating a naked singularity plane shift: a black hole without an event horizon), the latter thought impossible for humans to decipher and use.
- Shu's a genius and he knows it. Perfectly done in The Inspectors when the Granzon's Black Hole Cluster is used.
- Slasher Smile: Anytime that smile of his is shown, RUN.
- Super Mode: Neo Granzon; in Dark Prison, Coffin of the End and beyond, this becomes a game-play mechanic where Shu must have 130 Will before the Granzon can transform into it.
- The Leader: Of his team in Dark Prison; compounded by Shu having access to the "Leadership" pilot skill allowing him to do perform a "Maximum Break".
- Teen Genius: Several Ph.Ds at 22 years old
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Shu throws the Granworm Sword at Monica's Nols Ray when Luozorl holds her hostage, activates the Granzon's warp abilities, and sends the sword towards Luozorl, killing him.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Generally much nicer to people post-resurrection; justified because Volkruss can no longer influence him to do what he doesn't want.
- 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 have dubbed him the "Troll Overlord".
- He trolls Masaki for fun, but those that try using him get trolled worst as part of his Revenge plan, with one example being the case with the Guests and "Gaia Sabers" in the Second Original Generation, manipulating both parties to his amusement.
- Extends to Chika, too: in The Moon Dwellers, Chika might talk during combat simply to annoy her master.
- Unwanted Harem: More like un-needed harem!
- Villain Protagonist, Hero of Another Story: His EX scenario and Dark Prison
- Weirdness Magnet: In the Second Original Generation, the Guests built one into the Granzon, as it's been attracting extraterrestrial/interdimensional invaders as a way to soften the Earth up for their impending invasion.
- Wham Line: In Dark Prison, Oleg Nazarov asks why he's keeping Selena, Albharda and Yong Gebana along, since he knows he's a Magnificent Bastard. Shu's reply?Shu: "They are my important allies."
- Willfully Weak: Although the Granzon is an In-Universe powerhouse, by the time Shu returns to Earth from La Gias in the Second Original Generation, he can transform the Granzon into the Neo Granzon anytime he wants to, yet doesn't because he treats it as a trump card, which he uses again during the Final Boss 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.
- The Worf Effect: The Neo Granzon is heavily damaged by Coffin of the End. While Shu is trying to escape the barrier surrounding The Kingdom of Langran, he is busy dealing with Amara, who is sent by Yotennai to assassinate him. Although Shu defeats her, he makes his escape, but the barrier is what damages the Neo Granzon.
Luozorl Zoran Roiel (Voiced by Takeshi Aono (Classic Timeline) & Banjo Ginga (Original Generation))
The High Priest of the Cult of Volkruss who is responsible for much of the conflict in La Gias.
- Archenemy: To Masaki and Shu
- The Dragon: To Shu as he has a higher position in the cult than he does, but, boy, does this spectacularly backfire on him.
- Evil Sorcerer: Aside from resurrecting Shu to let him continue his job in the cult, Luozorl can also summon animated golems to fight against the Elemental Lords and their allies.
- Karmic Death: Shu sacrifices him to ressurrect Volkruss so he can kill the god himself.
- No Sell: The Nagizzard can shift its body to the "Astral Plane", giving it Nigh-Invulnerability to attacks. Averted once Shu impales the Nagizzard with the Granzon's Granworm Sword with Luozorl's ability to shift planes is disabled.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Extremely devoted to ensure Volkruss brings about the end of the world.
- Pointy Ears: Luozorl is the only character to have them in Masou Kishin; whether he's non-human or not is never discussed.
- Tempting Fate: Believes Shu is still under Volkruss' control post-resurrection without giving a second thought that bringing him back might have annuled the link between the dark god and his vessel.
- The Unreveal: It's never explained how Shu is no longer in Volkruss' control when Luozorl resurrects him.
- The Unfought: While the Elemental Lords and their allies do get into a few tussles with him a few times (with predictable results), Shu and his party in EX and Dark Prison never get to fight him directly, either.
Saphine "Zeora Volkruss" Grace (Voiced by Rika Fukami)
The younger sister of Elshine, Saphine is a follower of the Cult of Volkruss until she meets Shu.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Despises anytime Monica clings onto Shu since Saphine wants to do that herself.
- Combat Sadomasochist: And how - anything she says has sexual undertones, and she orgasms and begs for more anytime she gets hit in combat. Hilarity Ensues whenever she's hit with Perfectio's despair wave in the Second Original Generation since it shouldn't give her pleasure.Sanger: "Come and face me, Scarlet Witch!"Saphine: "Ooh...those eyes...This big and hard...sword. I can't get enough!"Sanger: "What's with this woman?"
- Nightmare Fetishist: To top it off, Saphine even thinks Perfectio is "quite spectacular" after he reveals the Fatum.
- Evil Redheads: Played with; Saphine's not "evil", but has heavy undertones of it. It's suggested that like Shu, Saphine is also influenced by Volkruss until its destruction.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not only is Gainaxing seen in her Super Move Portrait Attack, but Saphine is arguably Banpresto's first example of Stripperific. 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, cementing her Heel–Face Turn.
Satils Galare (Voiced by Osamu Saka)
Pireil Boarasen (Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama)
Washa Nilkan (Voiced by Hidekatsu Shibata)
Brash Nenba (Voiced by Hirota Kosei)
Bolo Fable (Voiced by Bin Shimada)
Wuuf (Voiced by Taiten Kusunoki)
- Dueling Scar: In his portrait. He claims Zeoroot is responsible for it.
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, but subverted when it turns out it's just a fanatical priestess posing as her.
- Hypocrite: She preaches pacifism, but has no qualms about sacrificing an entire army to Volkruss. Her excuse? A one-sided carnage is technically not a battle.
Gaen (Voiced by Tomokazu Sugita)
A servant of the Cult of Volkruss, Gaen is found by the cult and taken in, yet he has no memories of his identity or what his purpose entails.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Claims he does not know of his origins and was taken in by the Cult of Volkruss. Coffin of the End reveals he's created to be a servant of Yotennai.
- Badass Arm-Fold: The default pose his Solgady makes
- Badass Baritone: Compared to Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield, Gaen 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 Mooks on a daily basis, though to blast his enemies to smithereens.
- The Comically Serious
- He played a chess game with Kuro once, only to lose.
- What does a stoic man order at a café? A manly cup of coffee? No: a cream soda.
- Crazy-Prepared: At a café, he strangely insists on having the window seat. A moment later, he foils a sniper attack by taking a magic bullet meant for Masaki, yet is unfazed because of his outfit.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Gaen inherits Ahmed's Solgady and inherits 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 is cursed in his right eye.
- Fantastic Fighting Style: He knows Jingi Mukyuuryuu, the style that Zeoroot mastered.
- 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"
- Limited Wardrobe: Gaen only owns the combat outfit in his profile image, and an identical spare.
- Mook Maker: In Pride of Justice, Gaen gains the ability to summon demons. These grunts are weak and the AI has a tendency to surround the weakest unit players control. Masou Kishin takes the direction a unit is facing and terrain elevation into combat calculations, making Gaen's demon summoning useful for manipulating enemy positioning to an advantage.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Justified - his right eye is cursed; the bangs prevent it from outsting him as Yotennai's follower.
- Big Bad: To all of La Gias
- Bootstrapped Leitmotif: Gains Rasphitot's Leitmotif from Revelation of Evil God during its appearance in Coffin of the End.
- Disc One Final Boss: Unlike Shu's scenario from EX, its defeat is not the end of Dark Prison.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Attempts possessing Shu in EX and 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.
Elan Zenosakis (Voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya)
A descendant of the Zenosakis bloodline, Elan 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.
- Butt Monkey: Despite not suffering much Badass Decay post-Heel–Face Turn, whenever he tries to act cool, Elan will immediately get downplayed in some way by his allies or enemies.
- Dark is Not Evil: Despite his choice of clothing and the Zelvoid being clad in dark armor, Elan isn't evil; at his worst, he's a Jerk Ass.
- 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, as 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: A Jerk Ass when Masaki meets him for the first time, but Elan provides a helping hand with regards to Presia in Revelation of Evil God. By Coffin of the End, Elan starts becoming much nicer.
- Mythology Gag: Take a closer look at each of the Zelvoid's forearms. This is most likely a reference to the "Arm of God" in Shin Masou Kishin: Panzer Warfare, a supposed-far future Sequel to Masou Kishin.
- Odd Friendship: With Masaki post-Pride of Justice, to the point that Masaki doesn't take him seriously anymore when he tries to do a "I am better than you" speech.
- Ramming Always Works: Zelvoid's "Astral Ruiner"
Selema Seolla Oxtin (Voiced by Yukana)
One of Elan's maids, Selema is clumsy and horrible at housework, yet has great mechanical skills as she's the one who takes care of and maintains the Zelvoid. She pilots the Svend Delz.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Lampshaded; one of her battle dialog has her accidentally pressing the wrong bottom to fire at enemies.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Is never seen using it while on-screen in spite of being a mechanic for an Elemental Machine.
- Magic Kiss: To Elan when he constantly loses prana following the first time he achieves Full Possession with the Zelvoid.
- Meido: Played with - wears the attire of one, but can't do what a typical maid does, but is instead a Wrench Wench.
Ruzamuno Rasphitot (Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu)
- Leitmotif: Kessen ("Decisive Battle"), later shared between its fellow gods Volkruss and Gragios in Coffin of the End
- Light is Not Good: Unlike Volkruss, the hideous god of destruction, Rasphitot is the serene god of harmony - it despises conflict. Unfortunately, this god demands disarmament so it can destroy its enemies unopposed.
- Bootstrapped Leitmotif: Gains Rasphitot's Leitmotif from Revelation of Evil God during its appearance in Coffin of the End
Sone Zan Bakium (Voiced by Hochu Otsuka)
Adeenam (Voiced by Mutsumi Tamura)
Vaalniiya (Voiced by Makoto Yasumura)
Yotennai (Voiced by Mayumi Tanaka)
A prophet of the ancient giants who wants to free herself from them by initiating a Time Crash on La Gias.
An ancient race of giants who once enslaved the humans of La Gias, they were defeated by their servants eons ago. They return in Coffin of the End and are the Big Bad of the game following Yotennai's defeat.
Second-in-command of the giants.
- Bigger Bad: Of the entire Masou Kishin series, but it's implied there's another entity more powerful than them.
- The Dreaded: Inverted; they ran away to La Gias from something using the "Cross Gate".
- The Reveal: The giants aren't natives to La Gias - they come from another dimension using a Cross Gate hidden beneath the Kingdom of Langran, taking shelter in La Gias. This Cross Gate is the same kind as the one discovered by the Steel Dragon Battle Group in the "Fabula Fores" of the Antarctic. Upon defeating Euzeth Gozzo, the energy he accumulated in the "Adamatron" is released, activating this Cross Gate and bridging the one beneath Langran.
Second-in-command of the giants.
- Leitmotif: "Deepest Dark"
The Walking Spoilers
Due to the nature of the following character(s), spoilers are unmarked to avoid redundancy.
The Kadoam HakamThe Kadoam Hakam are the royal caste of the giants, Physical Gods tasked with the same objective: breed a strong race in order to overcome "The Trial". Although the Kadoam Hakam and the giants are of the same race and share the same goals, their methods differ as the former develop different technologies.All Kadoam Hakam share the following tropes:
- Gold and White Are Divine: They also manifest halos when they make use of their powers.
- Light is Not Good: When they seek Revenge or go to bring forth destruction.
- The Maker: The Kadoam Hakam give rise to great civilizations strong enough to overcome "The Trial".
- Mind Control: They make use of this in order to keep their races in check, if necessary.
- Only Mostly Dead: While the Kadoam Hakam can resurrect themselves, provided the right conditions, they can be Killed Off for Real, but only if their powers are negated.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: They possess four red slit-like eyes.
- Reality Warper: To some extend, they can manifest their thoughts into reality, creating lifeforms on the fly.
- Riddle for the Ages: There's no indication what exactly "The Trial" is.
- Take a Third Option: Rather than face "The Trial" head-on, the Kadoam Hakam and the giants took shelter in La Gias to survive it.
The Kadoam Hakam of La GiasThe first of the Kadoam Hakam encountered by the Heralds of the Elemental Lords and their allies, this entity is seen next to the Cross Gate beneath the Kingdom of Langran. In the past, the Kadoam Hakam of La Gias and the giants arrived in the subterranean world, uplifting the humans by giving them the technology to harness and utilize prana; at the same time, they made these ancient humans of La Gias their servants. Although these "gods" and the humans of La Gias lived peacefully, man grew tired of serving the giants, eventually rebelling against their masters. Through mass-producing the Zelvoid and initiating a Suicide Attack on them, the giants were destroyed, yet their lingering hate and resentment for the humans gave birth to the evil deities of La Gias. By combining these evil gods, the giants are collectively Back from the Dead.The following tropes apply to the Kadoam Hakam of La Gias:
- Big Bad: Of Coffin of the End
- Boss Rush: For the final scenario, the Kadoam Hakam of La Gias manifests the same evil three deities which plagued La Gias since the giants were defeated.
- Degraded Boss: Thankfully, the evil gods are not as strong as their prior appearances, though given the difficulty of the Masou Kishin game, they are anything but pushovers.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": This Kadoam Hakam has No Name Given; justified as it is referred to what it exactly is by its fellow giants.
- Just Between You and Me: Averted; when questioned about its motives, the Kadoam Hakam of La Gias doesn't explain any further regarding who it is, what it is and why it wishes to continue enslaving the humans.
- Leitmotif: "Concluder"
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Kadoam Hakam" or "Kadum Hakham"?
XN-L/Zan-El (Voiced by Misa Watanabe)
The same character from The Great Battle series, XN-L is part of the Kadoam Hakam who brought forth a civilization to overcome "The Trial", specifically the setting where The Great Battle series takes place. Appearing in the final scenario of The Moon Dwellers, XN-L emerges from the Cross Gate outside of Earth space after having been tortured by evil spirits for an unknown period of time. Though he was 2nd in Command of the Dark Brain Cult in the original series, he has been retconed in the OG series to a sleeping Kadoam Hakam, which has been attached on the Grandread Fenossa as a divine idol.In an attempt to overcome "The Trial", XN-L wishes to prevent it altogether. To accomplish this, he declares he will eradicate not only the Earthlings, but all humanoids within the universe no matter if they are good or not. XN-L reasons the collective negative emotions and thoughts in the universe are catalysts of "The Trial", which gave birth to entities like Dark Brain and Perfectio. Even positive emotions and thoughts will bring forth said negativity, as both cannot exist without the other. Having re-purposed the Grandread Fenossa, a battleship that once belonged to Warrior Roar, XN-L uses it as his flagship to fight the Steel Dragon Battle Group.Tropes regarding XN-L include:
- Big Bad: Of The Moon Dwellers
- Leitmotif: "The Last Fighter Twin"
- Mythology Gag
- His new name and the appearance of the remodeled Grandread Fenossa in The Moon Dwellers are references to the "XN-Geist", the evolved Gespenst Powered Armor of Gilliam Yaeger from Hero Senki: Project Olympus.
- "The Last Fighter Twin" is the original subtitle for The Great Battle II where XN-L made his debut.
- Take a Third Option: By annihilating humanity, XN-L can vanquish all negative aspects such that "The Trial" won't ever come to pass. When asked about what he does afterwards, he replies there will only be a World of Silence.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Destroying all humanoid lifeforms in the universe will allow XN-L to put a halt to all negativity that's capable of siring Eldritch Abominations or allowing them to exist.
- You Don't Look Like You: In The Great Battle II, XN-L looked smaller, sporting two blue eyes instead of four slit-like red eyes. Contrast his appearance as a magician in The Great Battle III to him as a warrior in The Moon Dwellers.