Characters: Queens Blade Supporting Characters
Supporting characters in Queen's Blade
The Living Scepter of Menace.
- Dirty Old Man - Has the personality of one, at least.
- Meaningful Name - And also Punny Name, his name is a combination between the Spanish word "cetro" (Scepter) and the name of the tragedy Sethona, written by the Scottish orientalist Alexander Dow and based in Menes, whose name Menace is based of.
- Non-Human Sidekick
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
(Japanese), Eva Christensen (English)
Cattleya and Owen's only son, who tags along with his mother.
- Ascended Extra: From being a minor character in Cattleya's backstory whose only role was being The Load for her mother to having a bigger role in the animated adaptations.
- Character Development: Starts showing signs of growth after his time with Airi, becoming more reliable and focused.
- Expy: Has a passing resemblance with Taro from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
- And just like his mom, he shares some backgrounds with Ohgami Daigoro from Lone Wolf and Cub, except he's not an assassin like Daigoro.
- Genre Blind:He's affected by this in the OVAs, when he tries to go after Airi, forgotting he's Just a Kid and the fact, being a male, he doesn't have a place in a female-oriented society.
- Human Shield: Her mother uses him as a shield sometimes and he doesn't see to mind.
- The Load: Rana literally hangs off of Cattleya during battles, often in inconvenient positions.
- Moe Couplet: With his mother Cattleya, as well as Airi.
- Momma's Boy
- Morality Pet: for Airi.
- Tagalong Kid
- Talking to Themselves: In the English dub with his mother, as they share the same voice actress and in Japanese, with Melona.
- Vague Age: Averted, as he's 7 years old, even if the art in many adaptations depicts him a bit older than he should be.
- Who Names Their Kid "Frog"? - While "Rana" could sound exotic for Japanese ears, his name is the Spanish word for frog.
Cattleya's missing husband and Rana's father.
- The Blacksmith
- Disappeared Dad
- Distressed Dude: Aldra had him in her clutches for who knows how long.
- Expy - Of his own son Rana, and also of Conan the Barbarian, possibly. He's also possibly inspired, taking into account how Cattleya describes him in the original gamebook continuity, in Xemn Worzen from Legacy of the Wizard (aka Dragon Slayer 4: Drasle Family in Japan), except Owen uses swords, compared with Xemn's axes and he doesn't have a mustache like Xemn.
- The Ghost: Despite being the main motivation for Cattleya for entering the tournament, he never appeared physically in any adaptation, excluding the animated one, and his physical description according with Cattleya in other continuities is different from the anime, including having a mustache and scars.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen - We don't see his face (only his body), and he finally appears in the final episode of the second season, but played straight in the 3rd OVA, when we only can see him behind his back.
- Informed Ability: For the man said be a Dragon Slayer, he sure didn't show off such abilities, or how Aldra defeated him in the first place, did he put a fight or was easily overthrown? We will never know.
- Retired Badass: The story says so... but we don't get see how badass he was, only that he retired to become a blacksmith.
- Satellite Character: Given how little characterization Owen has, if any at all; it merely serves to stabilish Cattleya as an Action Mom and give her a reason to compete on the Queen's Blade, she had to consumate with a man for Rana to exist after all.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
Atsushi Ono (Japanese), Dan Green
Claudette, Leina and Elina's father and a powerful nobleman.
- Expy - Possibly (in the anime version), of Tesshin Kasumi, Kenshiro Kasumi's father.
- The Ghost: Just like Owen, he never appeared in any other adaptation, excluding the animated and he's partly visible in the Hide And Seek manga and the videogames. Also, his physical description is different between adaptations.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen - Played with: we don't see his face in the first episodes, but appears entirely in the rest of the series (and later playing an important role), but still played straight in the original gamebooks, the videogames (he appears as a shadow, but his silhouette is identical to his form in the anime) and the manga (albeit with a different character design).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold - He can be cruel to Claudette, but he still worries about her in his own way.
- Karma Houdini - He's pretty lucky that Claudette, despite hating nobility, and disliking the way he treats her, still loves him, even if she had the chance of kill him or let him die at Risty's hands if she wanted it, especially when he arrested her for not being able to bring Leina back. Instead, she tries to getting Leina back home once again, after getting rid of the guards that arrested her.
- Unnamed Parent: We only know his last name, but not his full name.
Elina's servant boy from the Hide & Seek
manga. It's later revealed in the manga he is a girl.
The Brave Angel
Voiced by: Kokoro Kikuchi (Japanese); Elizabeth Williams (Season 1), Emlyn Morinelli (Season 2) (English)
Nanael's best friend and Morality Pet
- Action Girl - Subverted: she's the only female with no combat experience. At least until the 5th OVA.
- By-the-Book Angel: Unlike Nanael, she follows the laws of the heaven to the core, no matter what. Even if that means trying to kill her friend Nanael after becoming a Fallen Angel, albeit Nanael attacked her first.
- Canon Foreigner - She's an anime-exclusive character.
- Expy - She looks like an angelic version of Momo Velia Deviluke. What makes it funnier is that Momo has a twin sister named Nana.
- She's also an expy from an angel named Liliel who's only named (but never appeared) in Nanael's ending epilogue after failing to win the tournament in the gamebooks' continuity.
- She also resembles Alisa Boskonovitch.
- In-Series Nickname - "Hachi" ("eight" in Japanese)
- Keigo - She's very polite towards everyone, even with Nanael, who is her junior.
- Morality Pet - For Nanael.
- Satellite Character
- Senpai Kohai - Inverted: Despite being Nanael's senior, she address her (in the Japanese version) as Nanael-san but she dropped this for a moment, when Nanael become a Fallen Angel in the 5th OVA.
- What Happened to the Mouse? - As a result of Nanael being Demoted to Extra, she doesn't appear in the Rebellion's animated adaptation anymore.
The Holy Warrior (anime), The Master Swordswomannote (Gamebook continuity) and The Beast Princess (novels)
Leina & Elina's biological mother (as well as Claudette's stepmother) who died years before the events of the series takes place.
- Back from the Dead - The Swamp Witch revives her in the novels...
- Came Back Wrong - ...with the added skill of being able to transform herself into a weretigress.
- Cynicism Catalyst: She's the reason why everyone in the Vance family (minus Leina, in less degree) are so mentally scarred, due of her death.
- Expy - Besides looking a lot like Leina, background-wise she shares many quirks with Marie Heinlein, Geese Howard's wife and Rock Howard's mother from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, since both were blondes, their respectives sons loved her and their respective deaths affected their sons even as grown-ups. Depending of the continuity, she died fighting (anime) or died of an illness (manga), just like Marie Heinlein died in Garou.
- In the novels she is a expy of both Marie and her husband Geese when the Swamp Witch brings back her to life.
- Killed Off Screen: The animated series is the only adaptation who shows the aftermath of her death in a flashback scene, when some soldiers bring to her husband her blood-stained armor, meaning she is dead for good.
- Master Swordswoman: In life
- Meaningful Name - OK, her name is Maria and her battle name is The Holy Warrior. Where I heard about that name before?
- Multiple-Choice Past - In the anime and the gamebooks, she died while fighting in a Queen's Blade tournament, but in the Hide and Seek manga she died due of illness instead.
- Not-So-Small Role: As you can see, despite being dead before the events of the series began, she is the Queen's Blade version of Rin Nohara: Her entire family goes straight to hell.
- The Lost Lenore: For everyone in her family.
- Posthumous Character: Her death affected the whole Vance family really hard, to the grade her daughters are still dealing about the topic as grown-ups.
- Death by Origin Story: But her death becomes the motivation for Leina to become a warrior at the beginning of the series
- She Who Must Not Be Seen - Even more than her husband in the Hide and Seek manga, since we don't see her face there, only her body, but averted later in the anime in the second season and in the novels.
- Strong Family Resemblance - She's basically Leina as an adult, with long hair and without Leina's braids. Averted in the novels, since she looks too different from Leina
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth - According with Echidna in the QB's novelizations, she considers her as a "kindred spirit" and as a really, nice woman in her lifetime. In fact, it's really implied her death also affected Echidna in some way, since she's trying to protect her daughters in her own way, no matter what.
The Souvenir Store Owner
Voiced by: Tomohisa Asou (Drama CDs)
- Author Avatar - He's a collective avatar for Hobby Japan (the creators of the Queen's Blade franchise) as a whole.
- Canon Foreigner - Played with it: He only appears physically in Menace's sidestory, in the Spiral Chaos games as the store owner who sell stuff to the players (until Cattleya and Ymir replaces him later on game) and as the faceless blogger in the Hobby Japan's Queen's Blade homepage, but he doesn't appear in the anime series or in the manga adaptations.
- Literary Agent Hypothesis: Implied somewhat, especially in the gamebook continuity, being the avatar for Hobby Japan.
- Quickly Demoted Man - We don't see him ever again after Cattleya and Ymir demoted him.
- The Voiceless: He doesn't speak in the videogames, despite having a voice actor in the Drama CDs, unlike Cattleya and Ymir.
Belphe & Dogor
A pair of plushies that Aldra had in her house in Rebellion
, and they're possesed by a pair of two evil spirits summoned by Aldra after Ymir forces her to work for her in exchange of her husband.
- Bears Are Bad News - Belphe
- Casting Gag: It's not the first time Mitsuo Iwata (Belphe) voice someone who likes to play with fire, or some small fellow who follows another protagonist.
- Creepy Plushies
- Cute Is Evil
- Dirty Old Man - Both of them, maybe even more than Setra!
- I'm a Humanitarian - They want to eat Aldra at first and anyone who stands in their way.
- Meaningful Name - Both characters are named after Belphegor, one of the seven princes of Hell in Demonology and related with lust, hence why both of them are so perverted.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family
- The One Guy - Along with Taira (Huit's assistant) and Dogra, they are the only recurrent males in Rebellion. And not only that: While they're not humans, they're the only males in the entire Queen's Blade franchise (excluding Jean from the videogames) able to fight against any named female character on equal footing and they could be able to kill both Annelotte and Izumi if Maria/Leina had not come to their aid.
- Playing with Fire
- Shout-Out - During the QB Rebellion TV series in episode 9, during the battle against Annelotte and Izumi, Belphe does something similar to M.Bison's Psycho Crusher, this could be a hilarious Casting Gag, if you know that Belphe's VA voiced Sean Matsuda!
Binbin Takaoka (Japanese), Mike Pollock
A goblin who is Branwen's master and one the Swamp Witch's minions, as well being the only male one.
- Ascended Extra: From being a quasi-comical character who enjoys torturing Branwen, to being a quite competent military leader in the Vanquished Queens OVAs.
- Casting Gag: English dub only: His voice actor already has some experience voicing misogynistic bastards, like Adon.
- Dirty Old Man
- Expy: He's a composite expy of both Watto and Jabba The Hutt, with the personalities of those characters mixed in a single charcater.
- Gonk: He's a friggin' goblin! You cannot get something more uglier than that.
- Fat Bastard
- Karma Houdini: The only thing he gets from all the crap he did in the Vanquished Queens first OVA, at best, is being bitten in the ass by some wild squirrel, as Tomoe forgives him and Branwen, and she let both of them them go scot free. This also overlaps with Foregone Conclusion as the whole plot of the OVAs takes place before the events of the Rebellion TV series.
- Knight of Cerebus: In the Vanquished Queens OVA.
- Lack of Empathy: Quite possibly the most disgusting villain of the whole franchise, as he enjoy torturing his opponents, and breaking them emotionally with terrible means.
- The Napoleon: Especially in the Vanquished Queens first OVA, when he's the smallest member of the goblin tribe, but he's the one in charge.
- Nightmare Fetishist: In his own words, torturing his prisoners, especially if they are beautiful women, excites him.
- The One Guy: He's the only male between the Swamp Witch's minions.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: For the standards of the franchise, the way how he treats women invokes this trope.
- Shock and Awe: He force Branwen to fight by using electricity on her, and this is one of his favorites torture methods.
- Torture Technician: This little guy could give Revolver Ocelot a run for his money in the torture department, especially in the Vanquished Queens OVA.
- Unsexy Sadist
- Would Hit a Girl: And he will do.. many times
A effeminate male boy who travels along Leina in the Queen's Blade: Sword of The Unicorn
novelizations, and the owner of the titular "Sword of The Unicorn".
- Amnesiac Hero: He doesn't remember much about his past. It's later revealed he's the incarnation of the Great Unicorn, the King of the Sacred Beasts of Heaven.
- Canon Foreigner
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: See that cute girl pictured above? She's a guy.
- Expy: Judging by his background, of Andromeda Shun, including both being effeminate, having Intimate Healing skills and being a Living MacGuffin, in Fio's case, of the Great Unicorn, just like Shun is the one for Hades.
- In-Series Nickname: Fio
- The One Guy: He's the only relevant male character in the novel, but as an insteresting quirk, he's the only male who has kissed Leina, something who doesn't happens in the regular continuity.
The Scorpion of Amara
A girl from the Kingdom of Sadler (who is the rival kingdom from Amara, the one who Menace hails from) who becomes Menace personal martial arts trainer (and possibly her lover), but she was a mole from her kingdom
and ended off betraying her and destroying Amara (and killing Menace and her family). She only appears in Menace's backstory
from the gamebooks.
- Canon Foreigner: Beside a brief, voiceless, cameo in the TV series in Menace's flashbacks, she only appears in Queen's Blade Bitoshi Retsuden: Tome of the Ancient Princess backstory about Menace.
- Expy: Backstory-wise, of Ougai (Souther's sensei) from Fist of the North Star.
- False Friend: She pretended to care about Menace, just to be close to her and later turning Menace and her country into mince meat.
- Karma Houdini: She managed to destroy Amara and to kill Menace and her family, and it seems she never got the punishment she deserved.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a deformation of the Spanish word Analista (Analyst). Since her job is being The Mole for her kingdom, it's quite fitting.
- The Mole
- Trojan Horse: The way how she brings Sadler's army to Amara using a gift box, symbolizing their surrender towards Amara.
- Turned Against Their Masters
- Wrestler in All of Us: She used Professional Wrestling moves, who is a very odd choice of fighting style, since her student Menace's fighting style resemble Souther's Nanto Ho'ou-ken instead.
The Head Archangel
The main leader of the angelic society in the Heaven, Nanael and Hachiel's boss and the organizer of the Queen's Blade tournament.
A male human boy who works for Huit as a journalist of sorts. And that's the only thing we know about him.
Mime and Meena
A duo of Wraith maids working under both Werbellia The Swamp Witch and Airi's orders
who appears retroactively in the Rebellion
continuity (both animated and gamebook respectively), albeit their roles in each continuty differs from each other.
- Cat Girl: Mime, and a very mean one.
- Informed Ability: According with the Swamp Witch's gamebook, Mime is able to control the body of any living being and manipulate it for her own gain, but that ability is never used anywhere.
- Informed Flaw: Also, according with the Swamp Witch's gamebook, Meena is very ambitious and she wants to rule the world of the living along her master as her consul, since she came from a noble family of wraiths, but this point is never explored in any adaptation
- Meganekko: Meena.
- Meido: Both of them.
- Lack of Empathy: Unlike Airi,her boss along with Werbellia, they're both unrepentely evil to the core, and the animated version raised their evilness Up to Eleven.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: In the non-canon alternative ending of the third Vanquished Queens OVAs, it's heavily implied they raped Leina together with her master, Werbellia.
- Remember The New Maids: One of the most egregious examples from the series, and also overlaps with Retcon: In the original final battle depicted in the Illustrated Stories, Werbellia fights against Aldra and Annelotte without any help from anyone, but the recently published gamebook of her retcon some details from that battle. so Werbellia fight against her daughters along Airi, Mime and Meena, not to mention they are never mentioned anywhere.
- Satellite Character: Their job is basically helping the Swamp Witch in her plans, albeit they both have a Backstory in her master's gamebook, not that really matters in their personalization anyways.