The Scrapped Princess. She travels with her adopted brother and sister who try to keep her safe from followers of Mauser. She has never known her real parents, and even her name was given to her by her adopted parents.
All-Loving Hero: She doesn't like the idea of anyone dying on her account, even the people trying to kill her. Case in point: when she tells Celia that she would prefer it if the world was returned to normal after 5000 years, Celia dies, and Pacifica immediately tries to take it back. That's how nice she is.
Apocalypse Maiden: It's to be expected when you're called "The Poison that will Destroy the World".
Back from the Dead: After being killed by her twin brother, Prince Forsyth, and coming face-to-face with their god, Celia Mauser.
Big Eater: Yet, often complains it's never enough.
Bratty Half-Pint: Mainly toward Shannon, who she often calls 'a grumpy old man', but she loves him.
Break the Cutie: Already covered on the main page, but still, do they ever; especially near the end.
Death Activated Superpower: Think her death would prevent The End of the World as We Know It? Think again: her death is actually required to activate her powers. A premature death would cause her powers to activate before they were strong enough, however, so if she had been killed earlier in her life, nothing would have really happened.
Genki Girl: To say the rest of the world wants her dead, including their god.
Happily Adopted: As far as Pacifica is concerned, the Casulls are her family.
I Don't Want to Die: She thinks that there's something wrong and utterly selfish for her, the Scrapped Princess, to want to live, but Shannon tells her that everybody has the right to want to live, no matter what they've done. Especially her, because the only thing she's done wrong is exist.
Plucky Girl: In spite of all the hardships, and near constant death attempts, she continues to try and see the good in the people she meets. Shannon notes this himself, as does Sir Doyle after meeting her.
Shannon: (to Raquel) "That girl is stronger than both of us."
Close Call Hair Cut: He gets these twice: Chris cuts off a little bit of his hair in Episode 1 to show that he's not just some flunky, and Senes cuts off a bunch in Episode 11 to show that she's actually giving Shannon a fight.
Declaration of Protection: The man said he wanted power enough to smash fate, even if it meant defying Mauser herself in order to protect his sister. You better believe he meant it. Every word.
Flash Step: Used against Chris, at the end of their duel.
I'll Kill You!: After Pacifica is stabbed, he growls, "I'm going to kill you!" at Socom.
Manly Tears: After the conclusion of the final battle with the Peacemakers... when he returns to Raquel with their sister Back from the Dead in his arms. He tries to contain them, but the realization of just how close they came to losing her causes the dam to break.
The oldest of the Casull children. She is a powerful magic-user and able to cast spells faster than many others. Raquel would rather use her powers to help more than to kill. She has assumed a motherly role in the family and always maintains a calm, kind attitude.
Badass: She's just as powerful as Shannon is without his D-Knight powers, if not more.
Barrier Warrior: Her defensive spells are as potent as her offensive ones. In fact, she can even use them to attack: she came that close to killing Kuidarf by crushing him between her barrier and a wall.
Beware the Nice Ones: She's one of the most unambiguously nice characters in the series, yet if you threaten her sister, she won't show you any mercy. She almost killed Kuidarf by crushing him with a barrier because he refused to give her the antidote for the poison he had just used on Pacifica.
Boobs of Steel: She's got a sizeable chest and she's the most powerful human mage in existence.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She blew up an entire church without losing her calm demeanor. Her response when Shannon chewed her out for it? "Oopsie."
Dissonant Serenity: She loses her cool all of once in the entire series. All other times, she has a cheerful, somewhat scatterbrained smile.
Fanservice with a Smile: Raquel used a subdued form of this in Episode 3. She was only wearing a normal dress that showed off a bit of cleavage and leg, not a Hooters uniform, and though it did show some leg, the skirt wasn't even all that short, but Raquel still used the fact that she was an attractive woman to sell some buns when the store's mascot was driving customers away with its appearance.
Heroic BSOD: She has a heartwrenching one when Prince Forsythe stabs Pacifica, then himself, to death. After doing everything she can to stop Pacifica's bleeding and failing, she even tries begging Mauser to forgive her little sister and save her. Pacifica still dies, and Raquel just loses it. Her eyes widen, and she just sits there holding her sister in her arms with a blank look on her face.
The first son of Duke Scorpos and heir to his father's territory. He has high aspirations of becoming a great and noble knight, rescuing damsels in distress and bringing righteous justice to the world at large. Unfortunately, Leo has a long way to go in order to obtain his goals.
Adorkable: Seriously. You should see some of his come ons, like his speech to Pacifica, after learning she's the Scrapped Princess:
Leo: (solemnly) "Ms. Pacifica, I still don't fully understand all of this. Honor... chivalry... I must find what they mean, for myself. When I do, it could mean I'll be your enemy. Until then, please... wait for my return."
(falls to one knee, takes Pacifica's hand, and kisses it)
First, for failing to protect Pacifica, who was stung by one of Kuidarf's BUGs, after he swore to her that he would.
He failed to prevent her capture after the vow he made to Furet, who had sacrificed himself so Leo and Pacifica could escape.
And finally, failing to prevent Prince Forsythe from killing her, right in front of him, and worse, being the one to convince Pacifica to meet with her brother in the first place.
Heroic BSOD: Leo goes through two of them. He has his first one after learning Pacifica is the Scrapped Princess, and the second when her twin brother, Prince Forsyth, kills her!
Heroic Wannabe: Leo isn't much of a knight. Mostly because he's self-taught since no one's taken the time to train him.
I Gave My Word: One of the reasons he took Pacifica's capture so hard was because he promised the now-dead Furet that he would protect her always.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Reluctantly adopts this attitude when it becomes clear to him that Pacifica was happy as an amnesiac living with Furet.
Love at First Sight: Not exactly first, but it was close. He even cops to it when Shannon asks him why he likes Pacifica so much. It's not just a crush, though, and he's genuinely in love with her.
Maybe Ever After: The ending of the final episode leaves it really unclear whether he has a real shot with Pacifica or not. But if the way she chews him out and her blush afterward, when he tries to apologize, are anything to go by...
Shrinking Violet: She's painfully withdrawn. According to her uncle, he'd never seen her so much as smile, since taking her in to live with him. So he was surprised to see her open up to Pacifica.
Stockholm Syndrome: She hits all the points for a textbook case: she's kidnapped by Christopher and threatened with death if Shannon didn't show up. Christopher letting her leave after Shannon defeated him, coupled with the former revealing a little bit about his life to her and giving them common ground, led to her falling in love with him. It helps that at his worst, Christopher was a noble Anti-Villain who bore her no real ill will, and he lightened up to both her and the Casulls considerably after the Peacemaker attack on Taurus.
A Princess of the Giat Empire, one who is despised by her own family. She has her own unit called Scarlet.
A Mother to her Men: She will not tolerate it when her men are killed, and one of her biggest motivations later in the series is revenge for their deaths.
Ambiguously Gay: Her relationship with Eirote is... suggestive. The two of them are extremely close, and while Eirote is extremely devoted to Senes, she's also Senes' only real friend.
Senes: Good work, Eirote, I feel better now that you're here.
Badass Princess: Aside from the Peacemakers, she gave Shannon the most trouble he's ever had in a fight.
Bifauxnen: A downplayed example, in that despite being obviously female, she still has short hair and a rather masculine figure.
Big Damn Heroes: When Shannon is left to fight against the three Peacemakers alone, Senes and two of her subordinates show up in Gigantes, weaker versions of Dragoons that lack artificial intelligences. It's enough to even up the fight.
In that same battle, after the Gigantes were momentarily incapacitated, Shannon was defeated by the combined powers of the three Peacemakers, and was being finished off by Steyr. Then the Gigantes teleport behind her and impale her through the skull with all three of their energy spears, killing her and forcing the other two Peacemakers to withdraw.
Blade on a Stick: She and her two subordinates pilot Gigantes which wield energy spears.
Groin Attack: It's not successful, and maybe it's just the camera angle, but at one point in her fight with Shannon, her blade thrust directly at his junk.
Hair-Trigger Temper: It usually doesn't take much to set her off, especially if your name is Pacifica Casull.
(To Pacifica, who plays a horse in a stage production) "Have fun playing a horse's ass."
Determinator: Even with several arrows in him, he still continued to fight, and despite having at least six in him, he still forced himself to crawl after Pacifica until he finally died.
Dying Alone: He died alone, filled with arrows, in the middle of a street in the rain.
Famous Last Words: As he tries and fails to follow Pacifica, he mutters, "God... damn it!"
Heroic Sacrifice: He stayed behind to distract the royal soldiers chasing them and let Leo escape with horses for Pacifica and Winia.
Senseless Sacrifice: Unfortunately, soon after he sacrifices himself, The Obstinate Arrows find and arrest Pacifica anyway. Even worse, Pacifica forgets Furet when she regains her memory, so he isn't even remembered by the woman he died for.
An inquisitor of the church of Mauser, he's surprisingly open-minded given his job description.
Good Shepherd: He's the kind of man you want in charge of your local church. The guy even became an inquisitor so that he would have an excuse to find heretics and be able to look out for them.
Parental Substitute: He greatly resembles the Casull's parents, and because of this and his genuinely kind personallity, Pacifica and Raquel, and Shannon, to a lesser extent, see him as a sort of substitute father figure after their real father dies. They even call him "Pops".
The Atoner: He was the one who threw Pacifica into the ravine where she should have died. Realizing that he had just (supposedly) murdered an innocent child caused him to spend the next fifteen years trying to atone for what he had done by becoming a doctor who would only ever heal people, not kill them, and he finally got the chance to pay Pacifica back for trying to kill her by saving her life when she was poisoned by Kuidarf.
The Obstinate Arrows
The Obstinate Arrows
A Special Operations unit of Leinwan's royal army. The five of them are orphans who were taken in and raised by Baroness Bairach and trained to be elite soldiers and assassins. As such, despite being quite young, they five of them make up one of the most efficient and dangerous fighting forces in Leinwan.
Anti-Villain/Anti-Hero: As villains, they were honourable soldiers doing their jobs and who bore Pacifica no real malice, and who even began questioning the need to kill an innocent girl. After they switch sides, they have none of Shannon's or Raquel's opposition to killing, and cut down platoons of royal soldiers.
Badass Crew: While none of them were at Shannon's level even before he became a D-Knight, all of them can take care of themselves. Fafal, Jill, Sutton, and Dennis held off a large detachment of the royal army with only Kuidarf to help out.
Child Soldiers: The five of them were taken in along with countless other orphans and subjected to horribly brutal training. As it is, they're all in and around fifteen years old, about Pacifica's age, and they've been active soldiers for years.
Heel-Face Turn: Though they were just soldiers doing their jobs at worst, as the series goes on they start to agree with Christopher's views on the Scrapped Princess more and more until finally they defect alongside him and take it upon themselves to help the Casulls and Princess Senes protect Pacifica.
Improbable Age: They're about fifteen years old and already some of the most skilled and experienced soldiers in the army.
Overshadowed by Awesome: The five of them are pretty badass, but they're overshadowed by Raquel's magic, Senes' Gigantes, and especially Shannon's D-Knight abilities.
Training from Hell: Though Baroness Bairach looked out for the children, she wasn't always in charge. Before she took the reins, the Obstinate Arrows children were forced through brutal training regimens that killed most of them, and there were even battle royales to help weed out the weak faster. By the time it was over, only the five of them were left from an original class of hundreds.
True Companions: Thanks to growing up together, the five Obstinate Arrows are extremely close, and they become a looser version of this to the Casulls as well.
Tyke Bomb: The Obstinate Arrows were raised by Baroness Bairach as her own children, and despite being trained to kill, they weren't abused by her. They're not exactly well adjusted, though, as none of them have any problems with killing and at one point, Chris comments that he doesn't even know how to cry anymore.
Undying Loyalty: To Christopher. They are willing to follow him anywhere, even if it means their unit being disbanded. Even if they didn't agree with him about Pacifica, they would have followed him when he switched to her side.
Anti-Villain: He's an honourable soldier who begins to question the need to kill a kind girl like Pacifica, even if she is the Scrapped Princess, because he can't see her as anything but an innocent girl. He eventually comes to perform a Heel-Face Turn.
Badass: Sure, he's not as strong as Shannon, but he can handle himself. In fact, the only ones who gave Shannon more trouble than him were Princess Senes and the Peacemakers.
Badass Normal: He doesn't have magic, or Shannon's powers as a D-Knight, but he's still pretty badass.
Big Damn Heroes: He rescues Pacifica from prison when she's about to be killed.
Defector from Decadence: He grows more and more disillusioned with the military, an organization which is actively trying to murder an innocent fifteen-year-old girl, and he finally defects, and he takes his team with him.
Good Feels Good: Being able to help Pacifica, not because he's been ordered to, but because he wants to help her, makes him genuinely happy with his life for once.
Heel-Face Turn: He breaks Pacifica out of prison in Episode 21, and from there he continues to fight on their side.
Improbable Age: He's quite young to be the leader of an elite army unit.
It's Not You, It's My Enemies: He kept Winia at a distance when she went to the capital city Sauer to see him because he didn't want to get her involved with the armies search for the Scrapped Princess, as it was dangerous.
Not So Different: His revelation that he's an orphan just like Winia is one of the reasons why she starts to fall in love with him. Although in the anime, he left out how much worse his childhood was compared to hers
The Obstinate Arrows' direct superior, the Baroness was promoted to commander of all special forces near the beginning of the series. She's one of the more reasonable commanders in Leinwan's royal army.
Cool Old Lady: She's pretty chill for someone who runs the special forces of Leinwan's army (though she hasn't been at it long, as she was only promoted during the series). She teases Christopher about Winia, and she was the only high ranking officer opposed to an unnecessary war with Giat.
A high ranking member of the Black Hawks, Leinwan's Special Intelligence Division.
Anti-Villain/Punch Clock Villain: He's just a soldier who follows his orders, which he is good at reinterpreting. He even came up with a valid excuse to spare Pacifica's life on two separate occasions.
(When he catches Christopher helping Pacifica escape in Episode 21) "The order has come down to execute the Scrapped Princess, but there's no order to keep her from escaping."
Fatal Family Photo: Subverted. There wasn't actually a picture, but Storm brought up his wife for the first time in one of the final episodes, leading one to believe he's going to bite it, but he survives.
Manipulative Bastard: He constantly manipulates Princy Forsyth into believing that Pacifica's continued existance is the sole reason for all the death and destruction the Peacemakers cause. It gets to the point where the prince, a Nice Guy, feels he has no choice but to murder his sister— an innocent girl— in cold blood, and then kill himself to atone, in order to save the world.
Anti-Villain: She only has humanity's best interests at heart, unlike the other Peacemakers, though she has some trouble with understanding how wrong it is to slaughter thousands of people, even if it is necessary. She's also utterly devoted to killing Pacifica.
Apologetic Attacker: She doesn't really want to hurt Shannon, and apologizes when she and the other Peacemakers corner him and open fire.
The Dark Chick: Her humanity makes her the odd one out and the most sympathetic of the Peacemakers.
Dub Name Change: Her child form is called "Cin" in the Japanese audio and "Cz" in the English.
Driven to Suicide/I Cannot Self-Terminate: After spending a good amount of time questioning the righteousness of her cause, she lowers her shields just as Shannon fire's an energy beam at her head, and it kills her instantly.
Didn't See That Coming: After hitting one of the Gigantes with a powerful attack, he moved to finish her off. He didn't count on that Gigante teleporting behind him with the other two and cutting him into four pieces.
The Dragon: Though Socom often defers to Steyr and her knack for plans and subtlety for his cues, the other Peacemakers seem to answer to him, which would make him this to Mauser.
Small Name, Big Ego: He's as arrogant as all the other Peacemakers, but unlike them, he doesn't seem all that powerful, even for a civilian type. Despite his talk, he was killed by Zefiries while she was still being decompressed and not even close to full power.
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Sympathy for the Devil: Though Pacifica disagrees with her decision to imprison humanity, she sympathises with her with to protect her family.
Together in Death: After Pacifica decides to revert the world to the way it was before, Celia dies and is finally reunited with her family.
Tragic Dream: She just wanted to protect her own brother and sister, but they died before she could manage it.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: While nothing is said definitely, it's heavily implied that her betrayal and the subsequent advantage humanity's enemies had was what caused the deaths of her siblings.
Hero with Bad Publicity: He's regarded as a satanic figure by the Church of Mauser, and his Dragoons are considered demons. In actuality, he was the one who created the weapons that were humanity's greatest hope in a war with invading aliens.