- Played by Trigger Happy Fanboy
Tropes that apply to Ethan
- Abusive Parents: At the hands of his drunken father after his mother died. See Rape as Backstory below.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Cheerful Child: Notably averted with Ethan.
- Child Soldier
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: When Valentine goes One-Winged Angel, what does Ethan do while everyone is staring in shock? He rotates the cannon on Veronica's tank and hits Valentine with the tank shell.Seth: Dude. You just hit Valentine. I could seriously kiss you right now! (realizes what he said) Ahem. Ignore that last part.
- Elective Mute: He really only talks to Bezaliel, Veronica, Etzel, Dieter, and Theo. None of these characters have anything in common with each other.
- Hates Being Touched
- Intimate Psychotherapy: Of the non-sexual kind. His Ship Tease and budding relationship with Seth have drastically lifted his spirits.
- More Expendable Than You: Delivers this to Puriel. It doesn't last.
- Rape as Backstory
- Took a Level in Badass: By the end of the first arc.