- Battle Couple - With Anna. A Deconstructed Trope actually: they're good at fighting together, but this doesn't mean they don't have their problems.
- The Hero
Anna Aoi/ Saruwatari
- Battle Couple: With Goh.
- Falling into the Cockpit
- Fiery Redhead
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl
- May-December Romance: Go is 29. Anna is 17.
- Plucky Girl - When Anna pilots Go-Okusaer for the first time, just... wow.
Dr. Kiriko Aoi
- Catch Phrase: "Just who the hell do you think I am?" (This show aired years before Gurren Lagann, by the way.)
- Cold Sniper: Sometimes, she gives off the cold shoulder, but not always.
- The Lancer: To Goh and Anna.
- Celibate Hero: Her feelings for Goh may be the reason she refuses to engage in a serious relationship with anyone else.
- Male Gaze: The show likes to emphasize Shizuru's enormous butt.
- The Mentor: To Anna, on a few occasions. Later becomes one to Shinobu.
- More Dakka: Core Gunner is practically a multipurpose artillery piece on legs.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: Episode 1 of the Second Season.
- Unexplained Recovery: When Season 2 begins.
- Tsundere: Deconstructed. Her hot and cold mood swings only pushed her beloved away.
- Butt Monkey
- Hot-Blooded: And a fortunate one too, since he was put in the hospital for the majority of Season 1, he is unaffected by the Insania Virus while still being Hot-Blooded as hell.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Meta-example. His name is taken from Kouji Kabuto and Tetsuya Tsurugi
- Running Gag: He's usually shot down, and then someone claims that he might've bitten the dust. Cue a cut-in revealing him, wounded but alive, and muttered "I'm not dead..."
- Foreign Fanservice: In a Base filled to the brim with Japanese nationals, Mira stands out as the only one of two non-Japanese on Dannar Base.
- Woman Child: As a result of being trapped butt-naked in the body of a Mimetic Beast doing god-knows-what on her biology, Mira's mentality regressed to that of a newborn child. At least until season 2
- Back from the Dead: More like a coma, actually, but everyone thought she was dead for quite a long time.
- Dumb Blonde: As a result of her mental regression. She gets better in the second season.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: During her mental regression state, she tends to go about wearing skimpy clothes that help little in preserving her modesty. Even when her memory is restored, she occasionally does something that catches the attention of the males and almost have no clue what just happened.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl
- Hot-Blooded: Even more so than Goh.
- Rated M for Manly
- The Berserker: Comes under the effects of the Insania Virus and is killed before he does anymore harm.
- Even the Girls Want Her: A flashback in episode 19 revealed that Shadow is an expert in sports archery that made her very popular in her all-girls school.
- Bi Fauxnen
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Shadow is the tomboy to Luna's girly girl.
- Shock and Awe: Genesister's attacks consist almost exclusively of this.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Luna is the girly girl to Shadow's tomboy.
- Absolute Cleavage
- Sensual Slavs
- Dominatrix: Subverted, Ekaterina has all the elements of a dominatrix at first glance, but episode 5 of the second season reveals that while she is quite haughty, she is also a nice person at heart.
- Stripperific: Par of course for the series, but given the general theme of Ekaterina's appearance, she's probably more so than the rest of the female cast.
- Ace Pilot
- Anything That Moves: He even hits on Lou during episode 8 of season one.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Subverted in that he and his sister are supposedly not blood-related. No further details about their actual relationship are given, save for a (very brief) scene showing them as kids.
- Handsome Lech
- Mr. Fanservice
- Ascended Extra: Lou doesn't become a major character until episode 5.
- Break the Cutie: The entirety of episode 5.
- Hartman Hips: What Lou lacks in the chest department, she makes up for with a nice set of hips. Especially during the final episode◊.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Non-romantic variety with Ken.
- Playing Against Type: So while Lamia Loveless is still a robot pilot, she's now an emotional little girl?
- Missing Mom: Lou's mother is briefly mentioned in passing with the implication that she had passed away.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Her primary motivation to become a robot pilot.
- Scenery Censor: This◊ screenshot from episode 11.
- Token Mini-Moe: Lou is the youngest character in the entire series at age 12. At least until the final episode
- Papa Wolf - What little is known of Lowe from his admittedly brief scenes establishes that he's a devoted father.
- Badass Cape: Both Ken and his robot have capes.
- Blood Knight
- Blow You Away: Gainer's finishing moves involve generating tornadoes.
- Death by Origin Story
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Killed Off for Real
- Meaningful Name: His name means "sword" in Japanese.
- Parental Substitute: For Lou it doesn't last long unfortunately
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ken is the Blue Oni to Goh's Red Oni.
- Taking You with Me: How he kills the Mimetic Beast that "killed" his wife also doubles as a Heroic Sacrifice.
- The Ace: He proves to be on par with or even superior to Goh during their first battle. To be fair, Ken's skill in fighting solo spooked Goh out of his wits.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Ken is utterly obsessed with hunting down and personally slaying the Mimetic Beast that "killed" his wife.
- The Rival: to Goh and Godannar. A bit of a one-sided affair however.
- Too Cool to Live