Characters / Project X Zone

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A list of characters for the Namco Bandai, Capcom, and Sega crossover game Project X Zone. All of these characters retain traits from their source material.

For characters appearing in Brave New World, go here.


Traits for all characters

  • Action Girl: All the girls fit this. Par for the course.
  • Ascended Extra/Demoted to Extra: In the sequel, most of the characters have been replaced or changed their pairings entirely. Of note so far are...
    • Pai Chan now fights as a Solo Unit, with Kage Maru taking her spot with Akira.
    • Zephyr now has the services of Vashyron at his side while Leanne becomes a Solo Unit.
    • Alisa (the God Eater Burst one) is now a Solo Unit while her old partner Soma's whereabouts are unknown.
    • Similarly, Kite fights alongside newcomer Haseo with Black Rose nowhere to be seen.
    • Instead of teaming up with T-ELOS, KOS-MOS now fights alongside her Spiritual Successor Fiora.
    • Flynn is now a Pair Unit with Yuri, while the latter's previous partner Estelle is now a Solo Unit.
  • Badass: Everyone here is, including villains.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Practically all girls have at least one story image where they pose like this.
  • Fingerless Gloves: About half of the characters wear this.
  • First-Name Basis: With the exception of Ichiro Oogami and Rikiya Busujima, everyone calls everybody by their first names, which is unusual considering half of the characters are from Japan.
    • Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima from Yakuza avert this, since they're commonly called by their last names in their home series. The Crosspedia uses their first names, but the game's UI uses their surnames.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Averted, despite a handful of characters having a reputation for it. Being a Post-Script Season and bringing along their Character Development, everyone keeps their attitude down to amusing snark while cooperating to kick maximum ass.
  • Post-Script Season: Applies for the majority of the characters as they are taken from after their most recent appearances.
  • Theme Music Powerup: The Pair Units each have a piece of music that plays when they use their Limit Breaks.
  • True Companions: Wile the party gradually builds to this, only four Pair Units remain the same in both games: Reiji and Xiaomu, Ryu and Ken, Chris and Jill, and X and Zero.

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Introduced in the first game

     Playable Pair Units (in order of who joins the party) 

Kogoro Tenzai and Mii Koryuujii

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki and Yukari Tamura (Japanese)

Chun-li and Morrigan Aensland

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa and Rie Tanaka (Japanese)

Akira Yuki and Pai Chan

Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki and Minami Takayama (Japanese)

Frank West and Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama and Saori Hayami (Japanese)

Reiji Arisu and Xiaomu

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue and Omi Minami (Japanese)

Soma Schicksal and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai and Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)

Gemini Sunrise and Erica Fontaine

Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi and Noriko Hidaka (Japanese)

Zephyr and Reanbell/Leanne

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono and Aya Endo (Japanese)

  • Ascended Meme: One the skills you can acquire is titled Good in the dark.
  • Battle Couple
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: You can see Leanne wield golden submachine guns during their Limit Break. It even generates coins from the enemy with each hit (which is how Bonus Hits and Smackdown worked in their original game).
  • Demoted to Extra: Leanne becomes a Solo Unit in the sequel with Zephyr and Vashyron teaming up.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: Nope, definitely doesn't apply to them.
  • Friendly Fire Proof: Even more so than the other characters!
  • Gun Fu: All the way. If they're paired with Lady, they complement her gunplay based on her ability to do flips, which makes her question their standards on marksmanship.
    • They also ask Imca why she carries a huge cannon, because it's hard to fire and aim while jumping. Imca just says "I don't jump before I fire my weapon."
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: You've gotta admit, Leanne looks classy in her not unlike a winter coat dress while she kicks ass.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lightning Bruiser: They come up early in the turn order, have above-average moment and normal attack range, come with a skill to ignore enemy ZOC, and can rack up some pretty respectable damage with their full combo. Their only drawback is their Death of a Thousand Cuts damage tends to have trouble chipping through shields... until they learn a skill to ignore that, too.
  • More Dakka: They can hit up to 80 hits on their own without support.
  • Slasher Smile: Pair them up with Vashyron and they'll call back to their original game, where Zephyr accuses Leanne in having this whenever you finish an enemy while Vashyron thinks that Leanne is a sadist.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Vashyron.
  • Trick Bomb: They have access to a variety of elemental grenades for their use.

Kite and BlackRose

Voiced by: Sayaka Aida and Masumi Asano (Japanese)

Ryu and Ken Masters

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi and Yuji Kishi (Japanese)

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ryu ends up fighting a brainwashed Ken in the second game. Ken also becomes a Rival Unit under Bison's influence.
  • Brick Joke: When Ryu suggests to pull off his hurricane kick in mid-air for steering, Alisa doubts he could pull it off. When the capsule they were on suddenly bursts mid-air, guess what Ryu and Ken did to survive from falling mid-air?
    • This happens again in the sequel (in the same context, no less), where Ryu suggests everybody performs a Tatsumaki to guide them in mid-air, which is further turned into a Running Gag when other situations involve everyone having to participate in aerial acrobatics of some kind and Ryu keeps suggesting it as an option, no matter how many times people tell him they can't do it... which makes it more hilarious when Majima takes him up on the offer.
    Felicia: Ryu. The rest of us CAN'T. DO. THAT.
  • Charged Attack: Ryu's focus punch, which is perfect for taking out enemies with shields on them. Chun-Li similarly has the same effect.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: In the sequel, Ken is brainwashed by forces unknown and goes after Ryu with his Guren Senpukyaku. In a similar vein to Evo Moment 37, Ryu BLOCKS everything with a Red Focus Attack and retaliates with a Shin Shoryuken.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Even though Ken's already married to Eliza.
  • Ki Attacks: Ryu's Hadouken, Shinkuu Hadouken, and the pair's MAP attack where both do a double Hadouken.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Volcanic Rim Stage -Street Fighter IV-" from Street Fighter IV (also used for their Special/Multi Attacks). Remains as one of their themes in the sequel, while also playing during their Special Attack.
    • "Theme of Ryu" from Street Fighter II. Only present in the first game.
    • "Theme of Ryu -SFIV Arrange-" is used in the sequel.
    • "Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokoro Tsuyosa to", the ending theme to the ''Street Fighter II" animated movie. (Used for their Multi Attack in the sequel)
  • Mistaken Identity: Due to their Shotoclone status, Ulala mistakes Ryu for Ken when asking for an interview with the latter.
  • Old Friend: To Jin. Considereing that Namco × Capcom was a prequel of this series, before Sega joined in.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ken and Ryu respectively.
  • Shotoclone: They're the original ones.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Ryu especially.

Ichiro Ogami and Sakura Shinguuji

Voiced by: Akiyo Suyama and Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese)

  • Battle Couple
  • Covert Pervert: If their victory conversation with Devilotte is any indication Sakura has this opinion about Ichiro, which when you remember Sakura Wars' concept of relationship values, does make sense in a way.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sakura's the only one who has an annoyed expression whenever Ichiro hits on somebody by accident. When he accidentally hits on Kaguya, Sakura and Haken do not take it lightly.
  • Dual Wielding: Ichiro, though Sakura also does this during their Limit Break.
  • Elemental Powers: They miss out on the Ice attacks though.
  • Flat "What.": Sakura's jealous expression easily doubles as this.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: If a pretty girl compliments Ichiro anytime during the game, Sakura will do this.
  • Guilt Complex: Ichiro gets one in chapter 37 when he blames himself for even attempting to launch the group to the Tarqaron and thus had casualties on their side. Turns out they're alright, though it's lampshaded by the group that the things they did to survive that should not be humanly possible.note 
  • Instant Costume Change: If they're executing their Limit Break, it's Sakura who changes to her soldier outfit. While if it's their MAP attack, it's Ichiro who changes to his civilian outfit.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Named Weapons: "Reiken-Arataka" for Sakura's katana and "Shintou-Nagayasu" for Ogami's katana.
  • Nitro Boost: Ichiro's "Captain Command - Wind" skill is the closest, casting a +2 Square Movement on every ally. Definitely useful on a Timed Mission or if you want your characters to get to their location faster.
  • Sword and Gun: Ichiro does keep a gun with him and he'll use his right hand to shoot enemies.
  • The Power of Love: It kills enemies and is able to restore a gigantic sakura tree back to life.

Dante and Demitri Maximoff

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa and Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)

Haken Browning and Kaguya Nanbu

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama and Yukana (Japanese)

  • Badass Longcoat: Haken wearing his cowboy costume.
  • Battle Couple: Even gets to flirt with each other while in the middle of a battle.
  • BFS: Kaguya's Zankantou.
  • Catch Phrase: Haken has "Welcome to Endless Frontier" as one. Albeit its not used as much as the original game. Kaguya has her version of Sanger's "I am the sword that cleaves evil".
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Haken at times, but Kaguya is too ditzy to notice such vague statements.
  • Dance Battler: Even more notable in this game. Kaguya actualy used a fan with her dance as a Shout-Out to Suzuka.
  • Death from Above: Kaguya's CHESTO!
  • The Ditz: Whenever someone compliments Kaguya's, er, Buster Bunkers, she will always be confused as to what they're talking about.
  • Expy: They both get to meet Sanger, whom they're half-based from.
  • Gag Boobs: Kaguya still hasn't changed from those clothes.
    • For a sense of scope here, whenever Frank West meets a female character who's heavy on the Fanservice, he takes a photo of them which receives a Perfect (Erotica) rank. When he meets Kaguya, he does this with every one of her dialogue poses in rapid succession.
  • Gratuitous English/Gratuitous Spanish: Haken as usual. Kaguya tries to pull off one though she falls short.
  • Guns Akimbo: Haken's Jackpot move uses both his Nightfowl and his Longtomb Special.
  • Hand Cannon: Haken's Longtomb Special has a very long barrel.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: It's Haken we're talking about here.
  • Multicolored Hair: Kaguya
  • Ms. Fanservice: Kaguya is undoubtedly the biggest providers of these.
  • Named Weapons: Haken is still using his Nightfowl and his Longtomb Special. And of course, Kaguya's Zankantou.
  • Nerf: In the same vein as KOS-MOS, Haken was a monster in his own game. In this game he, well they, are pretty average.
    • To be fair, he doesn't have Alt Eisen Nacht and Weissreiter Abend to call and wipe out his enemies. That and he loses his utter dominance over Critical Hit (in this game this is based on timing instead of chance) and his utterly broken Quad Solitaire. It seems Banpresto finally succeeded at balancing him.
      • At least until you realize that they have two attacks that can break a five-gauged barrier (Haken's Texas Hold 'Em and Kaguya's Nyorai no Hachi (A) and Five Card Stud (Left + A)). That and they can attack an extra square away (two if casting Haken's first spirit command), easy chainable combos thanks to their natural high Tec stat, and if you're good with the timing, a lot of Critical Hits. To top it off Kaguya retains her Love command, allowing her to heal the entire party to full at once. However, to balance it out, it's the most expensive skill in the game at 130% XP, meaning you can't use XP-restoring items to use it in an emergency since only Cross Hits allow you to fill the gauge past 100%.
  • The Nicknamer: Everyone gets a nickname from Haken. He calls Blackrose virtual girl and Ryu street fighter for starters.
  • Running Gag: People are still convinced that Kaguya is actually a cow.
  • Swiss Army Gun/Bayonet Ya: How Nightfowl works.
  • Vapor Wear: Just look at Kaguya's dress.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Haken's Longtomb Special.
  • You Are Number 6: Well, Haken is W-00 of the W-Numbers.

Yuri Lowell and Estellise Sidos Heurassein a.k.a. Estelle

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi and Mai Nakahara (Japanese)

Kurt Irving (Number 7) and Riela Marceris (Number 13)

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura and Aya Endo (Japanese)

  • Blessed with Suck: A lot of characters point out how awesome Riela's Valkyrian powers are, even pointing out that it would have made their lives easier. Riela however just doesn't want it.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Before a battle, Kurt will suddenly envision a new recipe when looking at the enemy.
  • Colonel Badass: Kurt even leads the party for Operation Crackdown.
  • Delicious Distraction: Pair them up with Tron, and Kurt will immediately get distracted by the Servbots' talk about curry services.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: You don't see them lugging their weapons around and yet they just magically appear out of nowhere.
  • I Need A Freaking Candy: Kurt brought his candies along with him.
  • Ironic Echo: Played for Laughs with Riela after telling the party not to be afraid of her Valkyrian powers. Because they all have Seen It All and while impressed, they're not really all that surprised about it. Monsters then appear and surround the party and she is the one who gets all startled while Black Rose tells her to "get used to it".
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Moshimo Kimi ga Negau no nara", the theme of Valkyria Chronicles III.
      • Absent in the International Versions. Replaced with Imca's leitmotif, "Open Fire!".
    • "Valkyria's Awakening" (Special/Multi Attacks)
      • Also becomes one of their regular themes in the International Versions.
  • More Dakka
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Riela when she turns into her Valkyria form. In her normal mode she has red hair at the base, her hair turning white further down.
  • Power Glows: Riela when she activates her Valkyria powers.
  • Sweet Tooth: Kurt and his bottle with candy.
  • Throw-Away Guns: They usually put their weapons back into their Hyperspace Arsenal after use, but some expensive looking stuff still gets discarded after use, including a rocket launcher and a BFS.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: When Riela shows off her Valkyrian form, expecting that people would be afraid of her, the only thing the party says is either "It's a neat trick, but we've seen better." to "Meh, pretty normal."
  • Wave Motion Blade on a Stick: How Riela ends their Limit Break.
  • You Are Number 6: Seven and Thirteen.

Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba and Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)

Toma and Cyrille

Voiced by: Romi Paku and Houko Kuwashima (Japanese)

  • Automatic Crossbows: And Cyrille fires these one-handed making you wonder how she reloads it when she's holding the Shining Force in its book form.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Toma
  • Battle Couple: Though, given their conflict with Riemsianne, they came from a point in their game where neither one of them have yet to admit to it.
  • BFS: The Shining Force. When not in use Toma's takes the form of an arm guard while Cyrille's takes the form of a large book.
  • Chick Magnet: Cyrille blushes when it's suggested she likes Toma, Neneko develops a crush on Toma, and Saya calls Toma cute.
  • Comically Missing the Point: After Toma lets Riemsianne use the Geo-Fortress to get back to their world, Neneko points out that she has a crush on him because he's so cool. Cyrille too. Toma simply wonders why Neneko would have a crush on Cyrille.
  • Crossdressing Voice: Toma
  • Door Stopper: Cyrille's Shining Force which usually is in book form is huge, requiring her to use both hands just to use it to whack at somebody.
  • Elemental Powers
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot
  • Ground Pound: Toma's Power Press. Both of them also use a repeated one at the end of their Multi Attack.
  • Hot-Blooded: Toma. Pair Toma up with Batsu and they will both agree to just charge into the enemy, with Cyrille saying it's hard to keep up with them.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Their Down+B attack has Cyrille freezing the enemy in a stalagmite. Right after, she gets close to it and starts banging it away with her book.
  • Irony: They're a Battle Couple in this game; however in their source game, one has to do the adventuring and the other has to guard the base at all times.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: While it was kept secret for most of their game, Shining Force is not a single sword but a pair of swords. No one said anything about it as they assumed Toma at least knew that detail and Cyrille had tried to keep him from finding out that she had the second blade, as she initially assumed he was a power hungry tyrant.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lethal Chef: Before battle Toma may threaten the enemy that by the time he's done they'll look like Cyrille's cooking. She is not pleased.
  • Likes Older Women: Cyrille accuses Toma of this in their post battle dialogue with Saya.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Toma does this quite often. Typically in regards to something about Cyrille, be it her cooking or serious attitude. She will always make it a point to call him out on it while glaring at him.
  • People Puppets: Cyrille's Puppet skill does this to enable a second Solo Attack.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: It's even represented in their Shining Forces.
  • Put on a Bus: The duo didn't come it back for the sequel.
  • Sword and Sorcerer
  • The Chosen One: Both of them were chosen by the Shining Force.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: One of Toma's attack animations involves smashing the Shining Force (a sword) like a hammer.
  • The Unsmile: Sometimes, when you group them with Neneko, Cyrille will try to act more cheerful after Neneko gives her a compliment. Toma is not impressed.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Cyrille's a LOT more shallow than she looks. Her first instinct upon meeting everyone for the first time? They look weird to her, so they mustn't be trusted.
    Leanne: "Um. RUDE."
    Ryu:: "So you judge people by their looks. Noted."
    • She also suggests outright killing their foes.

KOS-MOS and T-elos

Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (Japanese)

  • Badass Creed: When the both of them recite Shion's Spell Blade.
  • Boobs of Steel: It doesn't get anymore literal than with these two, KOS-MOS especially.
  • Chest Blaster: They fire both D and U-TENERITAS from their chests, while KOS-MOS fires off her X-BUSTER from her belly. Lampshaded with their intro dialogue with Imca, who says there's no reason to expose yourself when firing your strongest weapons, to which they just reply that it's the way they were designed and she should go blame their creators about it.
  • The Comically Serious: In spite of KOS-MOS' stoicism and T-elos' hostility, the two can be rather amusing from time to time.
    T-elos: The fact that I even had to deal with scum like this makes me sick!
    KOS-MOS: Getting sick is not one of our functions.
  • Heel–Face Turn: T-elos pulls off an Enemy Mine situation with KOS-MOS when the latter almost gets absorbed by Seth
    • Face–Heel Turn: This doesn't stick in the sequel as T-elos becomes a rival unit again.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: KOS-MOS agreeing to give Seth a tour of the Woglinde ship. Ken even lampshades it:
    Ken: Right, 'cause it's not like he's RIDICULOUSLY OBVIOUSLY EVIL or anything.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Except T-elos adds more to it by giving the enemy a Boom, Headshot with her T-Skylla move.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Mighty Glacier: Too slow to do almost anything unless you use KOS-MOS' "Boost" command, in which they become Lightning Bruisers.
  • Me's a Crowd: Towards the end of the game you will fight clones of T-elos as enemy solo units.
  • More Dakka: After firing Storm Waltz, they then summon their gatling guns out of nowhere and proceed to fire even more bullets.
  • Neat Freak: A joke dating back to the start of the first Xenosaga game, KOS-MOS will ask T-elos to clean her after she points out that her appearance has diminished by 5%. T-elos tells her off.
  • Nerf: After two games where KOS-MOS by her lonesome was a powerful Game Breaker, they're just reduced to Lightning Bruisers in this game. Still a powerful one but doesn't really get any barrier-busting moves nor any awesome quirks with their skill set (aside from Boost), not to mention their walking range (but not their attacking range) is practically paltry so you don't exactly benefit too much out of them.
  • Promoted to Playable: T-elos went from support character in EXCEED to KOS-MOS' secondary character.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: T-elos is the more impulsive one, while KOS-MOS is the calmer one.
  • Robot Girl: Both of them.
  • Serious Business: T-elos' desire to duel KOS-MOS. She partners up with the latter to stop Seth killing her before she got the chance, stays with the group so they can have their showdown in their native universe where she knows it'll stick, and even tells KOS-MOS to get her voice glitch fixed before then so she won't ruin the moment.
  • Slasher Smile: One of T-elos' smiles is practically this.
  • Sphere of Destruction: D and U Teneritas.
  • Sharing a Body: KOS-MOS sometimes has blue eyes instead of her usual red eyes. That's because she's the container for Mary Magdalene who tells the dwellers of Earth "Farewell, dwellers of Lost Jerusalem." She finally found it.
  • Verbal Tic: KOS-MOS still has that vocal bug that's been plaguing her for a couple of games now ...nya. Lampshaded the line after it's first appearance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: KOS-MOS

X and Zero

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai and Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese)

  • Ascended Glitch: Zero's dash & slash exploit in X4, it's one of his regular attacks in here. He also reverses direction during a Kuuenzan in one of the moves, which could be used to get additional hits out of it and increase Zero's hangtime.
  • Call Back: X questions Zero again if X becomes a Maverick/Irregular prompting Zero to cut him off and not think on useless things, just like their conversation in X's ending in X4.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Zigzagged. For some reason both X and Zero don't call some of their attacks, this happens when this particular attack is only part of a combo which ends with an attack that they do call out:
    • X doesn't call Tornado Fang, Frost Tower, Double Cyclone and Triad Thunder.
    • Zero doesn't call any of his attacks but Rakuhouha, Genmurei (Genmu Zero in Western releases) and Raijingeki.
  • Charged Attack: X's regular Charged Shot and his Special Charged Shot. He also charged some of his Variable Weapons in this game.
  • Composite Character: X being able to use Variable Weapons from his first four adventures at once, without changing colors between them even; also being able perform attacks that otherwise only his fully armored self could do, such as his quadruple charged shot and the Hadouken.
  • Easter Egg: X gets his Hadouken here! AND the Shoryuken in the sequel!
  • Elemental Powers:
    • An Ice Person: X's Frost Tower and Zero's Hyouretsuzaun, both from X4.
    • Blow You Away: X's Double Cyclone (X4) and Storm Tornado (X1).
    • Extra Ore Dinary: X's Tornado Fang (X3) and Spin Wheel (X2).
    • Playing with Fire: X's Rising Fire and Zero's Ryuenjin, both from X4, X's Fire Wave from X1 and the Shoryuken from X2.
    • Shock and Awe: X's Triad Thunder from X3, Zero's Raijingeki (X4) and Raikousen (X8).
  • Gratuitous English: X's attacks are spelled (katakana) and spoken in english.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Sorta. In the Western versions, Zero's attacks are still untranslated, but Genmurei is localized as Genmu Zero.
  • Ground Pound: Zero's Rakuhouha move, as well as X's full-charge Triad Thunder in the sequel.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Zero suffers from this when he sees Iris and the latter shaking his belief to the very core. You then have to save both X and Zero or defeat Vile within Turn 8, otherwise it's game over.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: X's Hadouken of course, bonus points for his Hadouken getting the same treatment Ryu's Shinku Hadouken gets in most crossovers, it turns into an actual gigantic beam wave, much more in common with the Kamehameha than the Hadouken.
    • Ryu actually points this out when X and Zero learn their MAP attack by sensing X's energy and realizing how strong his spirit is. This is also a subtle nod of X being stronger than Ryu as shown with X's regular Hadouken being leagues above Ryu's.
  • Leitmotif: The former two are only used in the original game, while the latter two are used in the sequel.
  • Mistaken Identity: Tron thinks X is Volnutt the first time the two meet.
  • Power Copying: Not actually in this game, but referenced repeatedly. X is often disappointed by the lack of new weapons after his enemies fall.
  • Ramming Always Works: X's Nova Strike.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni
  • Shoryuken: X's Rising Fire and Zero's Ryuenjin.
    • In the sequel, the duo perform the actual move, X (X2) and Zero (X8), in their MAP Attack.
  • Spin Attack: Vertically with Zero's Kuuenzan from X4.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: They have this dynamic.
  • Sword Beam: Zero's feared Genmurei from X5 (Genmu Zero in Western versions), and X's Twin Slashers (X4) to a lesser extent due looking like standard sword beams but they are fired from his X-Buster instead.
  • This Is a Drill: X's Tornado Fang.
  • Wall Jump: While X and Zero are known for using this frequently in their source game, it's notable in their Special Attack when they wall jump up thin air.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Spikes: In the second game, when Valkyrie leads the group to a part of Marvel Land with a castle and some moving platforms over spike pits, both of them are terrified of them and X even asks her what "vision of hell" she's taken them to, referring to instantly lethal nature of Spikes of Doom in their home series. The rest of the group is suitably confused of their reaction, wondering why a pair of nimble robots like them are so scared of simple platforming and why do they think that regular spikes would even damage their metal bodies.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Zero especially, although curiously enough he couldn't replace or even appear on the Box Art along with X, marking the first time ever X was chosen over Zero for anything promotional related.

Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi and Atsuko Yuya (Japanese)

  • A Taste of Power: When they first appear in prologue 5, they already have access to their MAP attack. Naturally, you don't get them again until stage 21 and they're the final unit to join you.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: The Genesis device.
  • Badass Normal: All they're got going for them is their fighting skills and guns. Lots of guns. Chris also punches boulders.
  • Book Ends: Of a sort. They were the last Pair Unit to be recruited in the first game, then become the first duo to join Xiaomu and Reiji in the sequel.
  • Genre Savvy: They initially skip entering the Curien Mansion because by this point they know exactly what happens when you enter a spooky looking mansion in the middle of nowhere. Any other normal mansion falls into this, which also pissed Mii off when they see her majestic mansion. And they were right once Due's gang walked out of it.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Chris will sometimes use punches in addition to his guns.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Where exactly do they keep their big guns anyway?
  • Hypocritical Humor: In a conversation with Busujima, Jill decides to let Chris train more in CQC for as long as he doesn't wrap himself in flames. One of her attacks is her Charging S.T.A.R.S. special from Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes where she does the exact same thing.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Ride on Sea" from Resident Evil: Revelations (also used in their Special/Multi Attacks). Returns as one of their themes in the sequel, while also playing in their Special Attack.
    • "Terragriga Panic I", also from Revelations. Only used in the first game.
    • "Ship Battle" is added in the sequel (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Kick Chick: Jill does a few kicks on her own, including their Limit Break.
  • More Dakka
  • Named Weapons: The Pale Rider revolver and Muramasa sniper rifle. Chris uses the Pale Rider in both games for their Special Attack while the Muramasa is added to Jill's arsenal in the sequel.
  • Platonic Life Partners: At least in this game. In the main series, it can depend if you look at their interactions as Like Brother and Sister or Battle Couple.
  • Teased with Awesome: Their MAP attack. You won't get any access to any MAP attacks until you at least level up Frank and Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko a lot, who learn it the earliest.
  • True Companions: One of four Pair Units to stay together for the sequel.

     Support Solo Units (in order of who joins the party) 

Genghis Bahn III

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese)

Tron Bonne and Kobun/Servbots

Voiced by: Mayumi Iizuka and Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese)

Vashyron

Voiced by: Ken Narita (Japanese)

Lindow Amamiya

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese)

  • The Alcoholic: Constantly mentions before and after battle how he could use a drink. He takes Bruno up on his offer to go to the bar after the group defeats all the enemies on the Bermuda. If you pair him up with Yuri and Estelle, he tries to commission Brave Vesperia to get him some booze, and if you pair him up with Mii and Kogoro, she starts acting like a barmaid in response to his demands for booze but shortly comes to her senses.
    • Brought up in the sequel. While Lindow doesn't appear, it's obviously him who orders Alisa to accompany the group just so she can sneak back some alcohol and cigarettes from the past to him. Also anime.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: His BFS has a gun and can eat enemies.
  • Happily Married: If you pair him up with Chun-Li and Morrigan, the latter will ask whether he feels lonely without his wife with him, which he answers that some couples are just like that.
  • Improvised Training: Refers to his adventures in this game as a "rehabilitation". There's a reason for that...
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: You totally shouldn't know about his mutated Aragami arm weapon yet. Oh wait, his support attack is called "Aragami Arm". Too late.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Red Right Hand: You'll need to play his game to find out why.
  • Status Buff: His 3 (4) Ordersnote .
  • Smoking Is Cool
  • Technicolor Fire: He stabs the ground in his final attack, creating purple flames.
  • Try Not to Die: Says this as advice to Gemini and Erica.
  • The Men First

Neneko and Neito

Voiced by: Tamaki Nakanishi and Mariko Suzuki (Japanese)

Heihachi Mishima

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (Japanese)

  • Badass Grandpa
  • Badass Mustache
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Wishes he could have Gemini and Erica instead of his stupid son and grandson.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the second game, he kills off two zombies and berates Phoenix for needing to be rescued.
  • Demoted to Extra: From playable in Namco × Capcom to support character in this game.
  • Fountain of Youth: He apparently had one made.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He starts off being a support character, then decides to side with Jedah for one battle (and he just stands there; defeating him isn't even important to that stage's goals - unless you decide you want the treasures that are in his direction, then he starts pursuing and attacking you), then at the end of the same battle decides to join you for good.
    • Averted in the sequel; he's alongside you the entire way.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Tekken Tag Tournament -Piano Intro- Massive Mix" (in both games)
  • Me's a Crowd: Toward the end of the game you will fight several copies of all of the Solo Units who were ever enemies. Jin is thrilled to have so many Heihachis to beat down.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Suggest to many males in the cast to work out and grow big muscles like him.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite the fact that he's younger looking compared to his Namco × Capcom incarnation, he's still a grandpa. Many characters aware of his identity doubt him because of his looks alone.
  • Pet the Dog: In his post-battle conversation with Ryu and Ken, Heihachi offers to adopt Ryu (the intention making Ryu his heir and surpassing Kazuya and Jin). Ryu seems mildly interested, but Ken insists he fix the issues in his own family instead.

Sanger Zonvolt

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese)

Valkyrie

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese)

Flynn Scifo

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese)

Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX

Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese)

  • Assist Character: Grand Kaiser, Mobilsuit α & β, and Blodia (from Tech Romancer, Side Arms: Hyper Dyne, and Devilotte's own game Cyberbots).
  • Ax-Crazy: She rivals Juri on this!
  • Bad Ass Boast:
    "I am the queen of cruelty and exploitation, born from the flames of hell!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Clothing Damage: Hilarity Ensues everytime she gets hit with the Blodia Punch.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Played for Laughs. This is a girl who routinely spouts all sorts of nastiness, threatens to create Humanoid Abomination|s out of her own teammates (even as rewards), but when Due Flabellum raids Mii's manor and helps herself to her gourmet flan, she takes personal exception to Due's actions.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Oh Crap!: Every single time she summons Blodia only to forget she's in its way. You'd think she'd learn already after every single time.
  • Overly Long Name: Estelle (who also has a very long name) didn't even catch it the first time Flynn introduced her. And if you pair her up with Dante and Demitri, the latter complains that it's too long and requests that she repeat all that.
  • Royal Brat: Wants to be addressed by her full title and name.
  • Slasher Smile
  • Sweet Tooth: And she gets her chops busted for having her daily candy allowance reduced to ¥300
  • Useless Useful Spell: One of her support skills, the "Skull Button", is either capable of giving the unit she's paired with +10% to all parameters, double the speed, or giving a 100% cross point gauge to enemies. Better start praying the Random Number God is on your side.
  • Years Too Early: One of her victory quotes has her proclaim that her enemy is 1 million years and 4 months too early.

Arthur

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese)

Lady

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese)

  • Badass Normal
  • BFG: Kalina Ann, albeit a missile launcher.
  • Greed: Talks fairly often about charging other characters for her help in battle. At least in battle dialogue.
  • Guns Akimbo
  • Irony: When you assign her to Dante and Demitri, or any Pair Units with supernatural-based characters, like Morrigan or Xiaomu. She hates demons, that's why.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Devils Never Cry (Staff Roll)"
  • More Dakka: What her assist amounts to.
  • Put on a Bus: Dante is seen using Kalina Ann in Project X Zone 2, all but confirming that she isn't returning.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: What Kalina Ann is.

Batsu Ichimonji

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)

Imca (Ace Number One)

Voiced by: Masumi Asano (Japanese)

Alisa Bosconovitch

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese)

Rikiya Busujima

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese)

Bruno Delinger

Voiced by: Ben Hiura (Japanese)

Ulala

Voiced by: Herself (Japanese)

  • As Herself: Her voice actress is referred to as this. Who it actually refers to is a SEGA employee who not only voices Ulala, but also did all the motion capture for Ulala's dancing in her series. Hence, she is voicing 'herself'.
  • Assist Character: Summons Scooter, Opa-Opa, and the Space Harrier (from the games Alien Storm, Fantasy Zone, and Space Harrier). Four characters for the price of one!
    • In the sequel, Opa-Opa stays, but she has two new assists that come along as replacements for the others...Alex Kidd and the Roman Centurion (in Werewolf form) from Altered Beast.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Sure, you might chuckle at how she 'fights', and the other characters in the game certainly perceive her as silly, but do you want to know how badass she really is? In Part 2 of her game she came back from the brink of death through sheer willpower to save the entire milky way and sent the Big Bad hurtling across outer space. Granted, Clap Your Hands If You Believe played quite a role in all this, but still!
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Dance Battler: Conflict in her world is resolved through dance, and she does the same here.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Even says this when she first joins.
  • Gratuitous English: Quite a bit, just like in her game.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Ulala thrives on this.
  • Hot Scoop
  • Innocently Insensitive: In her battle intro with Jin, she asks him if he has anything to say to his family. Xiaoyu hastily tells her to switch topics.
  • Large Ham: With her passion for reporting, this is a given.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Mexican Flyer" (in the Japanese version of both games)
      • "Coco Tapioka The Huge Dancer" in the Western release of the first game, as it seems Namco couldn't secure the rights to the original song outside of Japan.
  • Magic Dance: Capable of directing attacks from her assists with this. Fitting since her game is about leading an entourage.
  • Nitro Boost: Also has a skill that casts a +2 Square Movement to all ally units. The downside to hers compared to Ichiro and Flynn's is that her skill is a Passive Skill and requires 120% on the XP Gauge when it's the turn of the unit she's assigned to in order to take effect.
  • Parental Abandonment: At the age of 12, she was rescued from a spaceship accident which killed not only everyone aside from her onboard, but also her parents.
  • Plucky Girl: Ulala does NOT give up. Period.
  • SpaceX: In a nod from her game, if you pair her up with Frank and Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko, they'll refer to themselves as a space reporter, a space journalist, and a space jiang-shi respectively.
  • Tagalong Reporter: She pretty much decides to join the group because they have celebrities from her world amongst them such as X and Devilotte. Though, she pulls her weight a bit more than other examples of this trope.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: She acts more naive and less sassy than in her original series.
  • Too Quirky to Lose: Holy hell is she ever.
  • Unexpected Character: While she's pretty popular amongst SEGA employees and fans, you would have been laughed at for suggesting she ever had a shot at appearing in an SRPG.

Saya

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese)

Juri Han

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese)

     Rivals and Enemy Units 

Jedah Dohma

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba (Japanese)

  • Book Ends: His debut gets silenced by Sanger in Prologue 3. He gets silenced again this time by Dante in Chapter 39, when he's killed.
  • Death by Irony: It is revealed that he was traveling to gather souls to feed to the Fetus of God. guess what happens when the heroes beat him?
  • Dimension Lord
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice is less deep in this game. (The high-pitched laugh is the same though).
  • Your Soul Is Mine: How he ends his Limit Break is that he'll suck off your soul proclaiming that the contract is now established. This is after he splatters you to a rock all bloodied up.

Lord Raptor/Zabel Zarock

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese)

Selvaria Bles

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese)

Riemsianne la Vaes

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese)

Aya-me Fujieda

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese)

  • Back from the Dead: Implied to have died once when she appears in front of Ichiro and Sakura.
  • Dominatrix: With her whip and outfit, she definitely fits the appearance.
  • Fighting from the Inside: In the sequel, more of Aya-me's old self comes through and tries to set back Ouma's plans however she can. However, she is still forced to fight the heroes.
  • Summon Magic: Her Multi Attack involves her summoning several Kouma to blast you.
  • That Woman Is Dead: Whenever anyone calls her by her whole name she has to remind everyone about this fact.
  • Whip It Good: Uses a whip to attack.

Ciseaux

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese)

Seth

Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese)

Nemesis


Dural


Astaroth

Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese)

CocoTapioca


Skeith


Vajra


Vile/VAVA

Voiced by: Hiroshi Shimozaki (Japanese)

Dokumezu

Voiced by: Yoichi Nishijima (Japanese)

Dokugozu

Voiced by: Toru Nara (Japanese)

Eins Belanos

Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (Japanese)

Drei Belanos

Voiced by: Kazuya Tatekabe (Japanese)

Due Flabellum

Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese)

Meden Traore

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka

     Non-Playable Characters 

Aura

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)

  • Big Good: Shares this role with Mii in the first game and Reiji in the second.
  • Deus Est Machina
  • MacGuffin Delivery Service: Inverted; Skeith has one of her fragments, so the heroes and Ciseaux are chasing after Skeith.
  • Rescue Arc: A few stages will involve needing a certain party member (usually Kite and Blackrose) to go to her location.

Iris

Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani (Japanese)

Gespenst Phantom


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Something happened as to why Phantom keeps attacking Haken and Kaguya in the early parts of the game. Noted to be Skeith's fault at least.
  • BFS: The Grand Plasma Cutter.
  • Chest Blaster: It has one, but it just never uses it for some reason. Probably because Haken's already covering the Wave Motion Gun part.
  • Demoted to Extra: After joining, it only appears in Haken and Kaguya's MAP attack.
  • Diving Kick: Kicks up to four targets with a well placed Gespenst Kick.
  • Fuuma Shuriken: Grand Slash Ripper
  • Killer Robot: As an enemy at least.
  • Mini-Mecha: literally a miniaturized version of a Humongous Mecha.
  • Worthy Opponent: When Sanger meets the Phantom for the first time in chapter 27, he calls it this trope. As an Ace Pilot who's logged a lot of time with the Phantom's big brothers, he knows his stuff.
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