Characters: Queens Blade Rebellion Characters
Characters belonging to the Rebellion Army of Queen's Blade
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The Rebellion Army
The Princess Knight of the Rebellion
Voiced by: Aya Endo
(Japanese), Vibe Jones (English)
Leader of the "Rebellion Army" and a knight with a strong sense of justice, driven out of concern for her homeland, currently being devastated by war, joining her younger sisters-in-law in the process. Like Leina, she is a noble's daughter — in her case, the Margrave Kreuz, though for some reason was raised as a boy. Despite her clumsiness, she has a certain level of charisma that inspires undying loyalty to her.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: She later finds out she's half-human half-demon
- A Big Sister To Her Followers
- The Berserker: When she's using her Super-Powered Evil Side.
- But Now I Must Go: In the Illustrated Stories, after defeating The Swamp Witch for good, she decides to go wandering around the world, possibly for training for the next Queen's Blade tournament now that the tournament will be reinstated once again.
- Cain and Abel: Abel to Aldra's Past Self, but not so much in the present.
- Casting Gag: English dub only: It's not the first time her voice actress plays a half-demon girl before.
- Combat Stilettos
- Cool Horse: Ambrosius, a horse from the underworld, with whom she fights her enemies.
- Expy: She looks like an older Leina, except she doesn't relinquish her nobility and use her position to lead a rebellion against Claudette.
- She shares some traits with Song Jiang from Water Margin. In fact, most of Rebellion's story seems inspired by the book, except that while Song was an outlaw until his death, Annelotte is a noblewoman-turned-outlaw out of necessity.
- Also, in terms of backstory, she resembles Luke Skywalker as both are charismatic rebel leaders with some deep relation with the Big Bad (Werbellia for Annelotte and Darth Vader for Luke), having inhuman powers (Demonic power for Annelotte and The Force for Luke) and having a lost sister (Aldra for Annelotte and Leia for Luke, not to mention their share their first letters of their names).
- Foreshadowing: There's a lot of mysterious stuff that happens around Annelotte that gives some clues about her origins: Her horse, the fact her [parents are not the real ones, her almost superhuman skills and the fact her powers goes haywire many times and Aldra is the only one who can stop her without fighting, hinting their relationship as sisters later on.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Like Aldra she is the daughter of a Demon and a Human.
- Insistent Terminology: Hates to be addressed as "Big Brother" (Onii-chan) by Huit and prefers to be addressed as "Big Sister" (Onee-sama).
- Knight in Shining Armor
- One of the Boys: Due to being Raised as the Opposite Gender.
- Onee-sama: Her followers normally address her as a such, including people like Sigui, who is older than Annelotte!
- Only One Name: Averted. Just like Leina, her full name is Annelotte Kreuz, and unlike Leina, she doesn't have qualms to call herself as such when the need arises.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: She was raised as a boy, but she is too obviously feminine to convincingly pull this off, even when she's dressing in civilian clothes, at least for the viewers. In-universe, many people, like Huit, address her as a male and even Luna-Luna gropes her in order to check.
- Punny Name: Her name is a pun with the demon Astaroth, the Crowned Prince of Hell, a very fitting name, since her real mother is the ruler of the Netherworld. Also, the first four letters of her name, Anne, sounds the same as the Japanese word ane (姉) who is translated as elder sister, reflecting her role as the Onee-sama.
- Her name also sounds similar to Sir Lancelot, one of the many prototypes of medieval chilvalry.
- Ironic Name: Her last name, Kreuz, means "Cross" in German. And she's half-demon like her sister Aldra.
- Raised as the Opposite Gender
- Shout-Out: In QB Rebellion's animated adaptation, during episode 10, when using her Super-Powered Evil Side, she creates a cross-shaped energy burst similar to the ones that appears in Neon Genesis Evangelion used by the Angels and EVAs alike.
- Spell My Name with an "S": For some reason, the English dub pronounce her name as "Annalotte".
- Superpowered Evil Side: Like Aldra, she's half-demon, and during a duel with Elina in the Illustrated Stories, her evil side suddenly goes on a rampage and kills everyone in sight, forcing Elina to retreat barely alive. Only Huit's Cooldown Hug stopped her. The same scene happens in the anime series, but happens when Annelotte fights against Mirim when trying to destroy her armor's Magic Stones, and Huit is unable to stop her.
- Training from Hell: From both Alleyne in the first QB Rebellion's OVA and later Tomoe in the Illustrated Stories.
- Walking the Earth: At the end of Rebellion.
- You Cannot Fight Fate: At the last narrative arc of Rebellion's Illustrated Stories, she's unable to get her revenge on Claudette because of this.
Artist: Koume Keito
Daughter of the "Great Alchemist" Cyan, a good friend of Cattleya, and a younger sister-in-law of Annelotte, whom she calls "big brother" (much to the latter's annoyance). Spoiled she may be, due to Annelotte's influence, but she is also rather gentle and a competent tactician within the "Rebellion Army" who can fight with the automaton Vingt.
- The Chessmaster
- Child Prodigy
- Expy: Personality-wise, she's a combination between Shion Uzuki (Child Prodigy), Shotaro Kaneda/Jimmy Sparks (The Kid with the Remote Control) and Zhuge Liang (The Chessmaster).
- Faux Action Girl: Sort of, since she's not a fighter, and relies on Vingt for attacking
- Hime Cut
- Insistent Terminology: She loves to address Annelotte as "Big Brother" (Onii-chan) much for Annelotte's chagrin.
- Intrepid Reporter: Her role in QB Rebellion's animated adaptation.
- The Kid with the Remote Control: She controls Vingt with a alchemy-based remote control.
- Meaningful Name: "Huit" means "eight" in French.
- Missing Mom: Her mother Cyan dissapeared after her village was destroyed by the Swamp Witch's Army and this was one of the reason she joins Annelotte in her rebellion. Averted in the anime, when she was not mentioned anywhere and her reasons for stick up with Annelotte are entirely personal.
- Our Elves Are Different: She's a Little Elf, hence her height.
- Vague Age: While this is not surprising, as she's not the only one dealing with this, the Illustrated Stories' continuity implies she's more or less a bit younger than Annelotte, but she's still an adult. On the other hand, in the manga adaptation of Rebellion, Annelotte considers her as a child and she worries about her due to this. This is played a bit in the Rebellion Zero manga, as she poses as a kid to Sigui, so she doesn't try to kill her for being an alchemist.
The Alchemic Iron Woman
Voiced by: Yukiko Takaguchi (Japanese), Jessica Paquet (English)
Artist: Koume Keito
An elven automaton reputedly built by Huit's mother, who also serves as Huit's playmate, bodyguard and companion. She is a wind-up automaton, but with a fairly long lifespan once wound up. She always acts under the orders written in the "remote control" unit Huit carries, written in an arcane runic script.
- Arm Cannon: More like an Arm Rifle.
- Boobs of Steel: Literally, since she's a Automaton, not to mention being bustier.
- Expy: If Huit is the Queen's Blade version of Shion, Vingt is her own version of KOS-MOS, but with some traits from both Mazinger Z and Gigantor/Tetsujin 28
- This becomes a Mythology Gag in the manga adaptation when during the battle against Mirim, Elina and Ymir, Huit enables the Speed Form on her, who is basically Vingt dressed like KOS-MOS, complete with the same bikini-shaped armor.
- I Call It "Vera": Vignt is technically Huit's weapon, since she's unable to fight to her own.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Mecha
- Magitek: She's powered via alchemy using Huit's remote control
- Meaningful Name: "Vingt" means "twenty" in French.
- Robot Girl: Technically she's an Automaton, but she's the closest thing to a Mecha in the Queen's Blade universe.
- Rocket Punch: She's able to throw her arms against her enemies, a la Mazinger Z.
- The Voiceless: She can only be heard yelling and growling. In the anime adaptation she's able to speak... in robotic monotone.
The Moon Dancer
The Samurai of the War God
Artist: Kuchuu Yousai
- Expy: Of Shinobu-chan, a kunoichi from an artbook Kuchuu Yousai released previously. In fact, the only differences between Izumi and Shinobu-chan are the color of their clothes (Shinobu-chan uses white clothes, while Izumi wears black) and the fact one is a ninja and the other a samurai.
- Kid Samurai: Except she's isn't really a proper samurai, but a country girl from Hinomoto who found a sword along the way and pretends to be one. Elina insults her (in the gamebooks' continuity) by calling her a redneck.
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Shout-Out: When she appears for first time in the animated adaptation of Rebellion, she recites the famous Kamen Rider Stronger's Badass Creed. This also counts as an Homage, since Stronger's actor died a month earlier before the series debuted.
- Underwear of Power
Tanyang & Sainyang
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
(Tanyang) and Kei Shindou
(Sainyang) (Japanese), Eva Christensen (Tanyang) and Jaime Maelor (Sainyang) (English)
- Anime Accent Absence: Averted with Tanyang, but played straight with Sainyang: It's very possible Tanyang learned the Continent's local language very quickly and she speaks with a slight Chinese accent in her voice. On the other hand, Sainyang speaks the local language perfectly.
- Anime Chinese Girl
- Ambiguous Gender: A very odd case: Both characters' gamebooks make it clear that Sainyang is a boy, since Sainyang is the only character who shows his bare chest when receiving Clothing Damage (something that doesn't happens with his sister Tanyang), on the other hand, in the anime series and many official art, Sainyang's gender is left ambiguous instead, and sometimes he even looks more like a girl and less like a boy.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Girl: Tanyang, to almost ridiculous extremes.
- Casting Gag: It's not the first time Kei Shindou voiced a Chinese girl. Except this Chinese girl this time is a boy in drag!
- Expy: A very complex one: Both girls are possibly female versions of the Lee brothers (Yun and Yang) and personality-wise of both Kim brothers (Jae-Hoon and Dong-Hwan) from Garou: Mark of the Wolves.. Also (at least in Sainyang's case) they could be expies of Bridget if both brothers are allowed to live instead and crossdressing Sainyang for some weird reason.
- Take That - It's very possible that Sainyang's crossdressing tendences could be a parody of the Chinese custom of preferring boys over girls. And since in the Queen's Blade universe, the women are the dominant gender, it's not difficult to understand why he dress like a girl.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Sainyang, for an unexplained reason.
Artist: Oda Non
- Berserk Button: Heretics, alchemy and alchemists can flip her shit faster than Mr. Heart watching his own blood.
- Burn the Thieves!: It's what happens to the thieves who attacked her after she uses one of her most powerful Holy Poses to make them kneel to her in submission.
- Church Militant
- Dark and Troubled Past: Oh boy, the gamebook and Rebellion Zero manga's versions of her past is darker than even Menace: In the gamebook version, she was trained by a Pedophile Priest and the Rebellion Zero manga makes her background even darker, as she came from a very poor family and she was abandoned in a monastery. After she became an Inquisitor, she pays them back by executing her family for that. In the anime this was massively toned down and she simply came from a very religious family instead.
- Expy: Of almost every single female Oda Non has ever created before.
- Flanderization: Just like with Nanael and Tomoe, this is also inverted in the animated adaptation: In the gamebook continuity and in the manga adaptations she was basically a hardcore religious nutjob who kills anyone who she seems as a enemy of her faith. The animated adaptation of her on the other hand tones down this part and the only uses deadly force on people that really deserves this, more especifically a gang of thieves, a guy who betrayed her twice, and she has her sights on The Swamp Witch, obviously.
- Heel-Face Turn: After being defeated by Annelotte in the final episode of the second Story Arc of the QB Rebellion's illustrated stories and after watching how evil her former leader was, she decides to side with Annelotte instead.
- In the anime adaptation of Rebellion She sides with Annelotte when she finds out that Ymir is Melona.
- Judge, Jury, and Executioner: She could give Judge Dredd a run for his money. Oddly enough, the anime adaptation tones down this part considerably.
- Kneel Before Zod: One of her attacks forces her human enemies to kneel before her. But in the Illustrated Stories, Annelotte manages to nullify her attack using her Super-Powered Evil Side.
- Knight Templar: While genuinely kind and compassionate to her flock, Sigui pretty much has "burn the heretic!" as her default reaction to anyone she perceives to be an enemy of her faith.
- Nun Too Holy: Even more than Melpha!
- Self-Made Orphan: Only in the Rebellion Zero manga, for abandoning her as a kid in an monastery.
- Shout-Out: Sigui was a pen name used by Oda Non in the past.
- The Inquisition: Part of her job, and just like the real, historical one, Sigui burns the thieves that attacked both Sigui and Ymir in the stake when they tried to steal to an old man in the QB Rebellion's second OVA
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She's basically a more competent and dangerous Melpha.
- Ungrateful Bitch: In the Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero manga as, even after Huit saved her from some rogues who tried to kill both of them, she tries to kill Huit because she's an alchemist and Huit is forced to fight against her.
- Underwear of Power
- What the Hell, Hero?: Ymir calls her out after she burns the thieves in the stake after she defeats them for insulting God.
The Ultra-Vibrating Valkyrie
Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki
(Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)
Artist: Tsurugi Hagane
- Apologizes a Lot: She often does this when fighting, and often pleads for her opponents to give up before she loses control of herself due to her specialized weapon and armor.
- Berserk Button: Illustrated Stories only: Despise being an awfully shy and frail girl, there's a single thing that can really piss her off: Never try to force her to destroy her own town and kill her own family. Ymir learns this the hard way.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Despise her Shrinking Violet personality and her woobie status, she manages to do something (in the Illustrated Stories only) that the rest of the heroines weren't: defeat Claudette by herself, thanks to her armor. Averted in the anime adaptation since Claudette curb-stomps her along with the rest of the cast.
- Broken Bird: In the manga adaptation.
- Chainsaw Good: Her sword is technically a medieval motor chainsaw!
- Break the Cutie: Manga only: Ymir (Melona impersonating her) force her to kill innocent people just to test her armor.
- Expy: Of both Lenneth Valkyrie (in her armor) and Platina (her civilian outfit). There's even an small Homage from that game in Rebellion's anime in episode 6 when Mirim is picking some flowers in a flowery field for Ymir, which is similar to a scene in Valkyrie Profile in the beginning of the game when Lenneth is standing still in a flowery field. She also resembles Grimgerde, a character from the H-game Gouen no Soleil, which Mirim's character designer also worked previously.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a mispelling of Mimir, one of the Ęsir of the Norse Mythology.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Averted in the manga adaptation.
- Orwellian Ret Con: A necessary one happens between the web version of the Illustrated Stories and the paperback version: In the Net-based one, Mirim kills one of the Tomoe's fellow shrine maidens (later revealed to be named Tokiwa) when trying to help Annelotte escape from Gainos. Since that scene is out of character for her, in the paperback version, Tokiwa was killed by random guards instead, while Mirim is chasing Annelotte instead.
- Unlikely Hero: Did you expect Leina to save the day against Claudette like she always does? WRONG! She sleeps instead due of her curse and Mirim defeats Claudette with the help of her armor.
The Queen's Army
The Great Pirate
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito
(Japanese), Marta Vital (English)
Artist: Haruyuki Morisawa
A notorious, elusive pirate who once haunted the continent's coastal waters, Liliana is said to have died at the hands of the monster Kraken, only to be resurrected by the Swamp Witch to be one of her henchwomen. Liliana, however, would have none of it, instead continuing to live according to "Pirate Ethics" set up by her revered grandmother, the Pirate Queen Artemis. Unlike other pirates, she shows a sense of honor and manners befitting a noblewoman, as well as respect to the elderly.
- Back from the Dead
- Bare Your Midriff
- Casting Gag: With the pink hair, cutlass and refined manners, she is quite reminiscent of a certain student council president.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: So dangerous, she cam Back from the Dead and still struts around in that skirt!
- Expy - Based off of "The Pirate" character in Lost Worlds. Character design-wise, of Rui from Dream C Club, both having been designed by Haruyuki Morisawa.
- Her character also seems to be inspired by Hinagiku Katsura with her refined manner, sword-fighting talent, and leadership in addition to looking like an older (and bustier) Hinagiku. The anime clearly saw the connection and got Shizuka Ito to voice her.
- More broadly, her character concept is loosely-based on the Flying Dutchman, including skeletons-as-crew.
- Heel-Face Turn: In the game book.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: After Claudette was defeated by Mirim and the Rebellion Army in the Illustrated Stories, she proceeds to destroy the castle by shelling it with the Rebellion Army still deciding what to do next.
- Noble Demon: Less so in the anime adaptation, which has her attacking a city that can't defend itself without Annelotte.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: In the animated adaptation.
- Pirate: Definitly.
- Pirate Girl: She is the only female of her crew and she is the captain.
- Sky Pirates: She has a flying ship.
- Ghost Pirate: While she dose not look the part she is an Undead Pirate Captain.
- Running Gag: In the Illustrated Stories, she always cites her Pirate Aesthetics when she's doing something, sometimes in an annoying fashion. Both Ymir and Eilin manages to take advantage of this using their ages to convince her to let the Rebellion Army to board her ship to the Swamp.
The Enslaved Dragon Warrior
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue
(Japanese), D.D. Montgomery (English)
Artist: Oda Non
- Ambiguously Brown: She has noticeably dark skin. It likely isn't a tan either since she's shown topless in an OVA special and no tanlines are present.
- Beautiful Slave Girl
- Combat Sado Masochist: Confirmed by Hans in the Vanquished Queens Original Collection in the afterword, as she seems to enjoy being tortured by Dogura, albeit this is more for self-loathing reasons than anything else.
- Go-Go Enslavement: Towards Dogura
- My Greatest Failure: The reason for her own self-loathing is because she let Dogura to capture her dragon Asher on Dogura's hands, and she feels she cannot simply run away from Dogura, while letting Asher being sacrified on his hands, and returning home with the shame of letting his ride being killed while she runs aways like a coward.
- Expy: Just like Sigui, she's very similar to many females Oda Non has designed beforehand, and while it could be a coincidence, she has a passing resemblance with Naomi Hunter from the first Metal Gear Solid game.
- Happiness in Slavery: While she's strong enough to get rid of her master Dogura if she wanted, she prefers being a slave to him, even after Annelotte defeats her and manages to knock out Dogura for a while.
- Honor Before Reason: Even if she has the power to kick Dogura's ass for good, she's too proud to do it, not to mention she prefers being tortured by him.
- Made a Slave
- Meaningful Name: Named after Branwen, from the Mabinogion of Welsh Mythology.
- Last Episode New Character: She appears in the final arc when the Rebellion Army storms the Swamp and Ymir and Eilin fight against her (and defeat her). Averted in the anime series, since she appears in the first episode instead.
- Shout-Out: During the Vanquished Queens OVA Branwen uses an attack similar to the Thu'um aka the Dragon Shouts. Being a Dragon Warrior, this is quite fitting, not to mention this is a new attack exclusive from the animated canon as she doesn't use that move in her gamebook.
- Stockholm Syndrome: The reason why she prefers to stay with Dogura, despise all the torture on her.
The Jewel Princess
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Princess
- Little Miss Badass
- Older Alter Ego: Just like her cousin, she's able to change into a older looking version of herself, but only in the QB Rebellion Zero prequel manga, but not in the sequel nor in her gamebook.
- Older Than They Look: Judging by the way she speaks and according with the Rebellion's mini-OVAs, she's 50 years old, ten (or twenty) years younger than Ymir, although for Dwarven standards, she's a young adult like her cousin.
- Satellite Character: She shares the same gamebook with her cousin Ymir and she doesn't have much personality of her own, other than suspecting in the Illustrated Stories that her cousin is NOT the real one and also participating in Ymir's scheme to fool Captain Liliana to let the Rebellion Army to board her ship.
- Unwitting Pawn: She's following Ymir out of loyalty towards her, rather than being loyal towards the queen Claudette.
- Verbal Tic/Japanese Pronouns: She uses Oiran speech patterns (the same ones used by Holo), making her sound older and cuter at the same time.
The Divine Punishment Enforcer
Voiced by: Satomi Sato
(Japanese), Rebecca Kim (English)
Artist: Hirotaka Akaga
- Badass Adorable
- Expy: Personality-wise, she's basically a female Shinji Ikari, complete with some of Shinji's personality traits. This is even more accentuated in the Vanquished Queens OVAs as she destroys an EVA-lookalike in the same way Shinji destroys the Fifth Angel during Operation Yashima.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She's half-angel, half-human, but unlike characters like Nowa, no one seems to notice or care about that, other than in her background information.
- Meaningful Name: Laila has two meanings in two different languages: In Arabic, it means "Dark Beauty" (and also the Arabic rendering of the Hebrew name "Lilith"), and in Nordic countries, it means "Holy", hence why she's an half-angel.
- Satellite Character: Possibly as a side-effect of being ascended from sidekick to nominal character too quickly during her development, she's the least developed character of the series, despise her background in the gamebooks.
- Shout-Out: Her Holy Milk Cannon she uses in the Vanquished Queens OVA looks a lot like the Hyper Mega Cannon used by the ZZ Gundam and their predecesors.
- Sizeshifter: She can become giant since she a nephilim.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute/Reality Subtext: Originally, she was designed as Nanael's partner in the same vein as Hachiel from the animated series, but after Nanael's VA was possibly blacklisted from the franchise, she replaces her instead and she works in her place.
- Stay With the Dwarves: She prefers to stay on Earth with Eilin after having enough of Nanael's antics in the Illustraded Stories.
- Unwitting Pawn: In the Illustrated Stories, she works for the Queen's Army, since one of the privileges Claudette has as a queen is requesting celestial help when the things go awry, like facing the Rebellion Army. Averted in the animated series, since she refuses to work for her instead.