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Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)The Scrapped Princess. She travels with her adoptive 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 adoptive 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.
- Deadly Hug: From her twin brother, of all people!
- 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.
- Facial Composite Failure: Nobody can seem to draw her face right. Ever.
- Disappears into Light: Immediately following her death.
- 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.
- The Heart: she's very naive and a bit spoiled but she's also genuinely kind and constantly horrified by all the carnage that follows her. She may not be an activist but she certainly undergoes all of the suffering expected of a Messianic Archetype.
- The Ingenue : Pacifica is naive and kind but not particularly bright, with an emotional intelligence that far outstrips her intellect so she never does quite figure out what's going on. Fortunately, she doesn't have to understand, just choose.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: It's not exactly fun Walking the Earth when everyone wants to kill you.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: she's remarkably innocent despite all of the violence she inspires.
- Lethal Chef: Pacifica loves and loves to consume, but the stuff that she produces is... well.Sutton: Her poison's going to destroy my stomach before it destroys the world.
- Meaningful Name: "Pacifica" is a feminized version of "pacific" meaning placid or peaceful; it comes from the same root as "pacifist." Pacifica would like nothing better than for people to stop fighting over her.
- Ojou Ringlets: Her sideburns, just like her mother, Queen Elmyr.
- 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."
- Trademark Favorite Food: Eggs. If the prophecy doesn't get her, the cholesterol will.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She wears a miniskirt and a pair of blue thigh highs that reach halfway above her knees, so she's a Grade A.
- Spoiled Sweet: as the extremely sheltered baby of the family she's clearly spoiled but never nasty about it.
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN)The middle child of the Casull family after Pacifica was adopted. He is a skilled swordsman who has sworn to defend Pacifica's life no matter what.
- Big Brother Instinct: Turns out he's genetically engineered this way. Those who threaten Pacifica will make him upset.
- 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.
- Combat Pragmatist: Didn't hesitate to employ distraction in battle against Chris, or stab Steyr from her back
- Deadpan Snarker: He's voiced by the guy who does Kyon and Zelgadis, is it really any surprise?
- 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.
- Determinator: The entire world wants to kill his little sister? The entire world's gonna have to go through him, first. Good luck with that, world.
- 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.
- Improvised Weapon: He once beat a band of thugs using nothing but wooden washing buckets.
- 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.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: Is this to Zefiris, who appoints Shannon as her Master. Thus, granting him the powers of a D-Knight.
- Perpetual Frowner: Shannon's default expression, usually with deadpan eyes.
- Real Men Cook: Given the past experience, he'd rather not leave it to Pacifica or Raquel.
- Screw Destiny: "How can I give a DAMN about a world that won't tolerate the existence of my little sister?!" Shannon's thoughts on Grendel's prophecy, in a nutshell.
- Ship Tease: He gets some with Cz. (Episode 18).
- Sword and Sorcerer: With his older sister, Raquel. Shannon's a master swordsman, whose abilities are greatly enhanced after becoming a D-Knight.
- Unstoppable Rage: After Pacifica is stabbed, he goes into a Tranquil, yet very obviously berserk rage and stops at nothing to kill the Peacemakers who set the whole thing up.
- Vague Age: Pacifica is the only one of the Cassull siblings whose age is ever mentioned. Aside from that, it's only known that Raquel is the eldest of the trio, while Pacifica is the youngest.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Expect to hear, "Now look, Missy", at least once every other episode.
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP), Bridget Hoffman (EN)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.
- 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.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She blew up an entire church without losing her calm demeanor. Her response when Shannon chewed her out for it? "Oopsie."
- Cool Big Sis: To Pacifica, naturally.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Picture Kasumi Tendo as a mage, albeit a bit Closer to Earth, and you've basically got Raquel.
- 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: Done in modest fashion in episode 3, while she and Pacifica were trying to peddle Mr. Soupy buns.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: 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.
- Hidden Buxom: It's hard to tell, because of the cloak she usually wears, but we get a nice look at 'em when she, Pacifica, and Leo go swimming during the second episode.
- Lethal Chef: Only when she uses her spells for cooking. Otherwise, her food's fine.
- Little "No": Raquel lets out an absolutely heartbreaking one when she finally realizes that Pacifica is dead. It's just a disbelieving whisper before she screams at Mauser.Raquel: "No...! ...Why? WHYYY?"
- Magic Misfire: Is prone to this 25% of the time, with hilarious results.
- Obliviously Beautiful: She's blissfully unaware of her own beauty and the effect she has on men, as noted in the Innocent Fanservice Girl entry.
- Oblivious to Love: It's pretty obvious to anyone, except her, that Berkens is sweet on her, but all Racquel sees is a kindly man who reminds her of their dead father. The same as episode 3, where she failed to realize that the cowds were being drawn in by her looks, rather than the Mr. Soupy buns she was selling.
- Oh, Crap!: Her eyes go wide in alarm the moment she sensed the Ginnungagap spell was about to descend on top of them. Making it the first of only two times she ever loses her composure.Raquel: (casting defensive spell in desperation) "BARRIER PROTECT US!!"
- Perpetual Smiler: Raquel is a model example of the unflappable woman, as she maintains her cheerful disposition in all, but the most dire of circumstances.
- The Pollyanna: She's eternally optimistic and a Plucky Girl, even with the harsh life that's been thrust upon her family.
- "Silly Me" Gesture: Whenever she does something stupid, like blow up an entire temple with a single spell."Oopsie~"
- Smarter Than You Look: She initially comes across as flighty, but is very skilled in the use of their world's magic and knowledgeable of its origins. Though when Pacifica asked how she knew, Racquel admitted she wasn't sure of that herself, since she had never given it much thought. She simply knew that she could.
- Smite Me, O Mighty Smiter!: When Pacifica dies, Raquel just screams at Mauser, asking why she had to die.
- Super Powerful Genetics: While they're aboard the SKID, Natalie and Zeferis explain that Shannon and Racquel both possess the "Guardian gene" which gives them the innate desire to protect Pacifica above all else; as do the others who befriended her. But it's strongest in her and her brother, granting them immeasurable power by which to ensure Pacifica's safety.
- Sword and Sorcerer: With her brother, Shannon. Racquel is the spellcaster of the duo and easily the most powerful one on the face of the planet.
- Team Mom: More toward Pacifica than Shannon; still, even he needs a shoulder to cry on now and then.
- Tender Tears: Near the end of the final episode, when Shannon returns from battling the Peacemakers, with Pacifica Back from the Dead in his arms.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: After Pacifica dies, Raquel just holds her in her arms and stares at nothing in the distance.
Voiced by: Takashi Kondo (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)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)Shannon: rolls eyes as if to say, 'Oh please.'
- BFS: His sword is almost as big as he is.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Try as he might to win her over, Leo never gets anywhere with Pacifica. Though the ending provides a slight glimmer of a hope that it may change.
- Dork Knight: Leo has idealistic views of "justice" and "chivalry", in the beginning. Those views get crushed after meeting Sir Doyle, and upon learning who Pacifica really is.
- Failure Knight: Is left feeling this way for much of the series.
- 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 B.S.O.D.: 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...
- Took a Level in Badass: Lampshaded by Winia:"Wow, Leo sounded like a man."
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)Winia Chester is an introverted and lonesome inn-maid, taken in and raised by her uncle out of pity for her after her parents died. She spends time with and becomes friends with Pacifica.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Damsel in Distress: Chris kidnaps her, to use as bait to draw Shannon into a duel.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Should it be possible for a loose fitting shirt to conform so snuggly to her breasts?
- Happily Married: To Christopher, in the epilogue.
- Not So Different: After hearing Chris' rant during his duel with Shannon, she realizes he was jealous of Pacifica because of how close she and her siblings were, and admitted she was also jealous of her for the same reason. But said Chris was wrong for taking his frustrations as an orphan out on them. The truth of her words causes him to falter, giving Shannon the opening he needed to end the duel.
- 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.
- Train-Station Goodbye: From Winia to Pacifica, when she and her siblings are forced to leave Taurus. Borders on being a Tear Jerker.
Princess Senes Lur Giat
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)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.
- 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.
- It's Personal: She despises Steyr for killing her men.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's abrasive and aggressive, but she's a good friend and she cares deeply for her subordinates.
- Magic Knight: Though it doesn't come up much given how she spends most of the later series fighting in a Gigante, but she is skilled in both swordsmanship and magic.
- No Indoor Voice: In fact, sometimes she'll scream for her aide Eirote, even when the woman is standing right behind her.
- Red Baron: She's called "the Beast Princess."
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the Red to Eirote's Blue.
- Running Gag: Related to No Indoor Voice above. Several times during the Gigantes' preparation process, Senes would shout Eirote's name, only for her aide to calmly respond from directly behind her.
- Slasher Smile: She wears one briefly during her fight with Shannon.
- That Came Out Wrong: Senes really should've chosen a better way to phrase her intentions of getting Shannon to join her army.Senes: (smirks, drawing sword) "I want you, Shannon, and I intend to have you."Raquel: (gasps and covers mouth in surprise) "My! How forward!"
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She has this going with Pacifica, and to a lesser extent, Shannon.
- Worthy Opponent: She begins to greatly respect Shannon after he defeated her in a duel.
Voiced by: Omi Minami (JP), Lia Sargent (EN)Senes' right hand woman.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: The only thing Senes is actually good at is fighting and commanding soldiers in battle. Eirote handles everything else.
- The Lancer: She's the calm, intellectual Number Two to the Hot-Blooded Princess Senes.
- Number Two: To Princess Senes. Her official rank is actually second in command of Scarlet.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the Blue to Senes' Red. She's often the only thing keeping Senes from going berserk.
- Undying Loyalty: To Princess Senes.
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Played for laughs, but Pacifica and Winia seem to think he's cute.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He spent three years as a member of the Blackhawks, Leinwan's espionage, sabotage, and assassination corps, and he has a lot of blood on his hands.
- Deadpan Snarker: Pacifica seems to bring this behaviour out of him.(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, [[spoiler:"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.
- Its Pronounced Tro Pay: His name is pronounced in french: fyurr-EH.
- Replacement Goldfish: Strongly implied that the reason Pacifica likes him is because of his resemblance to Shannon.
- 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.
- Terrible Artist: Parodied. He tries to draw a portrait of Pacifica, and it looks ridiculous, prompting her stomping all over the canvas. But she later gets a street artist to draw her, and it's identical to Furet's attempt. The same "style" is used for her and the other heroes' wanted posters (which may explain why no one recognized them).
- That Man Is Dead: This is his opinion of Wraith.
- You Shall Not Pass: See Heroic Sacrifice.
Kuidarf the Silencer
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)
- Bishōnen/Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Its Pronounced Tropay: His name is pronounced "KEY-darf".
- Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner: He tells some royal soldiers, "You'll die if they sting you, so please be careful." right as he sics his BUGs on them.
Voiced by: Masahiko Tanaka (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN)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.
- Hopeless Suitor: Though it's only seen twice, he takes an obvious interest in Raquel and subtly tries to get her to see him in a more romantic light, rather than as a surrogate father figure. These attempts go completely over her head, leaving him frustrated until he finally accepts that she'll never see him as anything else.
- 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".
- Younger Than They Look: He's still in his 20's. Really.
Sir Doyle Barrett
Voiced by: Tetsuo Kanao (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)
- 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.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Doyle was reluctant to dispose of the Scrapped Princess, since she was an innocent, but did so out of his sense of chivalry at that time. However, when the swaddling gave way just as he threw her into the gorge and he saw the child's face, he was absolutely horrified at what he'd done. He was so guilt-stricken by it, that he gave up being a knight and devoted his life to trying to atone for what he'd done, though he believed there could never be forgiveness for it.
The Obstinate Arrows
The Obstinate ArrowsA 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-Hero: After their Heel–Face Turn, they have none of Shannon's or Raquel's opposition to killing, and cut down platoons of royal soldiers.
- Anti-Villain: 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.
- 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.
- Dark and Troubled Past: See Child Soldiers.
- Five-Man Band:
- 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.
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (JP), Steve Staley (EN)The leader of The Obstinate Arrows.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: His cape is one of these.
- An Axe to Grind: Combined with Fighting with Chucks, as the grip can separate into three connected sections.
- 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 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.
- Happily Married: To Winia, in the epilogue.
- 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.
- Parental Substitute: Baroness Bairach is this to him.
- Pet the Dog: The first hint we get that Christopher isn't that bad is when he drapes his cape over his hostage Winia's shoulders when she starts shivering. He promptly tells her that he only did it because a dead hostage is a useless hostage.
- Prepare to Die: When he attacks Pacifica in the first episode, he merely says, "Please die now."
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He decides to bail from the military with his team.
Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)An Obstinate Arrow, and a friend of Christopher's.
- Anti-Villain: She's just a soldier doing her job, and she has no real malice towards Pacifica.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: At the beginning of Episode 23, she and Chris annihilate an entire platoon of royal soldiers by themselves.
- Cool Big Sis: She seems to be a minor one to Chris.
- Idiot Hair Antennae: She has a pair of Ahoges, but they're not quite long enough to be or shaped like normal Hair Antennae.
- Eyelid Pull Taunt: Her reaction to being called "worthless rebel scum", by Sley, was to mock him by poking her tongue out at him.
- Fingerless Opera Gloves: She wears fingerless gloves that go all the way up to the shoulder.
- Genki Girl: She can be oddly energetic at times, as seen when she locked blades with Sley. When he calls her "worthless rebel scum", she leans in his face and pokes her tongue out at him.
- Knife Nut: Her Weapon of Choice is a long punch knife.
- The Lancer: S He's Christopher's second in command. She takes over when he's not around.
- Nice Girl: As far as the Obstinate Arrows go, she's the nicest one of them.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down past her waist.
- Undying Loyalty: Like the rest of the Obstinate Arrows, she is unflinchingly loyal to Christopher.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Her miniskirt and stockings give her a Grade A.
Voiced by: Ruri Asano (JP), Lynn Fischer (EN)A member of the Obstinate Arrows who possesses some form of foresight.
- Knife Nut: She wields a pair of slender daggers in battle.
- Lady of War: She's quite dignified for a professional soldier.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has pale skin and black hair, and she's the most feminine and gracefully beautiful of the ladies in The Obstinate Arrows.
Voiced by: Yuka Shioyama (JP), Mona Marshall (EN)
- Bifauxnen: Her modest breasts and curves are only really visible from certain shots.
- Cleavage Window
- Platonic Life-Partners: She and Dennis are almost always seen together, hinting at a very close friendship.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: She uses stick-grenades as her weapon of choice.
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Sam Riegel (EN)
- Jerkass: He's not the nicest person. In fact, he threatened to kill Leo if he didn't shut up.
- Platonic Life-Partners: He and Sutton seem pretty much inseperable.
- Sinister Scimitar: His Weapon of Choice is a short scimitar, and he's one of the least friendly Obstinate Arrows. It's averted later, though, when he switches sides alongside the rest of his team.
Kingdom of Leinwan
Voiced by: Yoshito Ishinami (JP), Michael Forest (EN)
- Beard of Evil: It's safe to say his beard is the only cool thing about him.
- Dirty Coward: The man panics at the first sign of danger, and he was more than willing to murder his own child to save his own skin. Then had his wife imprisoned, tortured, and beaten for saving their daughter.
- It's All About Me: You'd be hard pressed to find a more selfish king in any story from any medium, and that's saying something.
- Karmic Death: After desperately trying to kill his daughter for the Peacemakers, the Peacemakers kill him after he tries to manipulate them.
- Kick the Dog: Noted in the Dirty Coward entry.
- Too Dumb to Live: Trying to manipulate and extort the Peacemakers sounds like a good idea, doesn't it?
Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (JP), Mari Devon (EN)
- The High Queen: Unlike her husband, she's noble and genuinely concerned for their daughter's well-being. She even conspired to have Pacifica be saved and taken in by the Cassull family.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: One of the cruelest and most heart-wrenching examples ever. When her husband, Balteric, finds out she saved Pacifica, he has her imprisoned in the castle tower and beaten - where Elmyr eventually succumbs to the extent her injuries and dies.
- Ojou Ringlets: Just like her daughter's, as seen in the accompanying picture.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Elmyr or Elmyra?
- Tragic Heroine: She gets imprisoned by her husband for saving their daughter's life, and was subsequently tortured and beaten for it. Then in a cruel twist, she realizes her daughter, whom she's never seen, is in the cell next to her, but is unable to see her face, so she uses her remaining strength to reach into her cell so she can at least touch her. Then dies never knowing her name, or having the chance to hear her call her "mother".
Voiced by: Junji Majima (JP), Dave Wittenberg (EN)
- Apologetic Attacker: He hates himself for having to kill Pacifica, but he believes he has no choice, and he apologizes profusely before fatally stabbing her.
- I Did What I Had to Do: At the end, he kills Pacifica, insisting that he has no choice and that it's for the good of the people. Nonetheless, he acknowledges that Pacifica is an innocent girl and commits suicide along with her, unable to live with the guilt.
- Nice Guy: Just like his twin sister, Pacifica.
- Separated at Birth: Prince Forsyth always knew he had a twin sister, but never had the chance to meet her since she was allegedly "scrapped", due to Grendel's Prophecy. They finally come face-to-face mere moments before he fatally stabs her, then himself.
- Tears of Remorse: As he lies dying, he tearfully apologizes for what he'd done and said it was for the good of his people. Still, he realized Pacifica had done nothing wrong, which is why it only seemed right to him that he die along with her as atonement, since he couldn't live with himself after being forced to kill an innocent girl.
Voiced by: Yukari Nozawa (JP), Barbara Goodson (EN)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.
- A Mother to Her Men: To The Obstinate Arrows. She literally raised them from early childhood and always looks out for them, earning their Undying Loyalty in the process.
- 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.
- Parental Substitute: To the Obstinate Arrows, especially Christopher.
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (JP), Steve Blum (EN)A high ranking member of the Black Hawks, Leinwan's Special Intelligence Division.
- Anti-Villain: He's just a Punch-Clock Villain 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."
- "Awesome McCool" Name: Seriously, don't you want that name?
- Dirty Business: Sturm expresses distaste for the crueler orders he is given, and will often try to find a way around them, but if he can't, he'll do his duty and follow them.
- 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.
- Happily Married: He has a wife back home.
- Rank Up: When he gets Baroness Bairach's job, he's promoted from Major to Colonel.
- Whip It Good: He briefly uses a whip to stop a soldier from executing Pacifica.
Voiced by: Hiroshi Takahashi (JP), Dave Mallow (EN)The supreme commander of Leinwan's army.
- General Ripper: Pushes harder than anyone for war with Giat.
Cardinal Garnest Hogue
Voiced by: Eiji Maruyama (JP), Joe Ochman (EN)The high priest of the Church of Mauser.
- Manipulative Bastard: He constantly manipulates Prince 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.
Voiced by: Hideki Tasaka (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)An old friend of Furet's, and a corporal in the royal army.
- Anti-Villain: He's just doing his job, and while he did not hesitate to do his duty, he was not at all happy about ordering Furet's death.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name sounds a lot like the word "slay," which is a synonym of the word "kill." However, he's not really all that bad.
- You Rebel Scum!: He calls the treacherous Obstinate Arrows "Worthless rebel scum." Fafal just sticks her tongue out at him in response.
Zefiris / ARFFI M4 Dragoon Serial 26
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Kate Higgins (EN)
- Affectionate Nickname: The Casulls begin to call her Zefi.
- Big Good: Views herself as this.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She softens up considerably to the Casulls after Pacifica treats her the same way her former master did.
- Emotionless Girl: Comes across as this at first.
- Fun with Acronyms: All Round Free Forming Intercepter Model 4 Dragoon, Serial 26 "Zefiris"
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: In contrast to Natalie
- Our Dragons Are Different: Of mass-produced mechanical-body laser-breathing artificial-inteligence type
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair actually reaches down further than her pants do.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: She can do this from time to time, given how she spends most of her time as an invisible spirit sort of thing.
- Undying Loyalty: To her first master.
Natalie / ARFFI M4 Dragoon Serial 14
Voiced by: Satomi Korogi (JP), Mela Lee (EN)
- Knight Templar: Sees absolutely nothing wrong with sacrificing over 40,000 people if it means Pacifica makes it to her 16th birthday.
- Psychotic Smirk: Her default expression.
- Spaceship Girl: She's bound to the Skid.
Gloria / ARFFI M4 Dragoon Serial 7
Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (JP), Julie Ann Taylor (EN),
Child form voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (JP), Sandy Fox (EN)
- 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.
- Bare Your Midriff
- 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: After spending a good amount of time questioning the righteousness of her cause, she lowers her shields just as Shannon fires an energy beam at her head, which kills her instantly.
- Famous Last Words: Her last words are spoken in her child voice: "I sorry."
- Its Pronounced Tro Pay: Her name is pronounced "Ciz."
- Stocking Filler: She wears very long stockings and an ankle-length dress with a slit all the way up to her waist.
Voiced by: Michiko Neya (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)
- Ax-Crazy: She wants to annihilate humanity a bit too much.
- The Evil Genius: As the only remaining Civilian Type Peacemaker, Steyr is the most cunning of the Peacemakers and is the one to come up with any plans.
- Manipulative Bitch: She manipulated the upper echelons of the Royal Army into trying to extort the Peacemakers, which would give her permission to wipe out most of humanity.
- Ms. Fanservice: By the series' relatively constrained standards.
- The Vamp: She's very teasy and undeniably evil. She even creates proxies by kissing people.
- Vapor Wear: As you can see◊, she isn't wearing anything under that dress of hers.
- Stocking Filler: Like CZ, she wears a long slitted dress and thigh-high stockings.
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Lex Lang (EN)
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's badass and he knows it. He was openly contemptuous of the Gigantes, regarding them as little more than toys.
- 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.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Kazuya Nakai and Lex Lang gives him a deep, powerful voice.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: After Senes' Gigantes are through with him, he's been cut into four separate pieces.
- Manipulative Bastard: Not usually, but after Steyr dies, he dabbles in a bit of Bastardry to try to get the high priest of Mauser to find a way to kill Pacifica, and it worked.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: He'll follow any orders he is given to the letter, and unlike Cz, he doesn't care enough about humanity or morality to have doubts.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He's an artillery type Peacemaker, which means he specializes in slaughtering as many people as possible.
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Lex Lang (EN)
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's ridiculously arrogant, and quite powerful.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He makes his first appearance in Episode 4 with a group of Mauser priests, and though he references the Peacemakers, his ambiguous word choice doesn't imply that he himself is one.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed off much sooner than the other Peacemakers
- 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 Zefiris while she was still being decompressed and not even close to full power.
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Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)
- An Astral Projection, Not a Ghost: The very first time we see her, is when she projects herself in front of Pacifica while she's bathing, in episode 22, which startles her. But the moment Pacifica takes her eyes off of her, to call for help, Celia vanishes without a trace; leaving Pacifica thinking she'd seen a ghost.
- Deity of Human Origin: During her conversation with Pacifica, in the final episode, Celia reveals she was once a human just as Pacifca was. At the end of the Genesis War, the aliens placed her in charge of overseeing the rest of humanity; making her their caretaker, rather than a god. But after doing so for more than five millennia, she'd grown weary of it and longed to be reunited with her long-dead siblings.
- Disappears into Light: Much like Pacifica, when Celia dies, her body gradually disapates into light particles.
- Gender Misdirection: For much of the series, she's referred to as either: "Lord God, Mauser", or simply by name only. It even sounds masculine. So Pacifica was surprised to find out that their god was really a woman... who happened to look like an older version of herself!
- God Is Good: Despite what the Cassull siblings thought of her, in the end, all Celia wanted was to protect what was left of humanity and keep them from repeating the same mistake that nearly lead to their destruction during the Genesis War. She knew they were fighting a losing battle and betrayed humanity because they would've been completely annihilated if she hadn't bargained with the aliens in exchange for sparing their lives. But more than anything, she just wanted to protect her brother and sister.
- Go Out with a Smile: See the Together in Death entry.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Browning's follwers regard her as a traitor, who cost humanity the war against their overseers; not knowing that, had she not bargained for their lives, humanity would've been extinct.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Noted in the God Is Good and Heroine with Bad Publicity entries.
- Lonely at the Top: Quite literally. As idyllic as the realm where she exists may be, the fact is, there's no one else there. She's been alone for the last 5,000 years, while watching the rest of humanity from above.
- Mystical White Hair: Hers is silvery grey, though it's unknown if it's her natural hair color, since we never get to see her during the time she was human.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While not explicitly stated, it's heavily implied that her betrayal and the subsequent advantage humanity's enemies gained was what caused the deaths of her siblings.
- Ojou Ringlets: The same as Pacifica's.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Noted in the An Astral Projection, Not a Ghost entry.
- Sympathy for the Hero: Though Pacifica disagrees with her decision to imprison humanity, she sympathizes with her wish to protect her family.
- Together in Death: After Pacifica decides to revert the world to the way it was, Celia is finally allowed to move on to the afterlife and be reunited with her family.
- Tragic Dream: She just wanted to protect her own brother and sister, but they died before she could manage it.
- Woman in White: She's garbed in elegant white flowing robes, has silvery grey hair, pale skin, and pale grey eyes. All of which gives her an ethereal appearance.
- 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.
- A Mech by Any Other Name: The Gigases are giant magitek armor that were designed to resemble the Dragoons. They were intended as Browning's trump card against the aliens, but he wasn't able to finish them in time, due to Celia's betrayal.
- Minor Major Character: He is mentioned only in passing most of the time, despite being the one who sowed the seeds for the plot to happen thousands of years ago.
- The Unseen: Unlike Celia, we never get to see what Browning looked like.