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- The Atoner: For not being able to save Mira and Shizuru from the Mimetic Beasts.
- Battle Couple: Deconstructed. He gets together with Anna and they marry at the beginning of the series. But they have problems despite their relationship.
- Big "NO!": Goh lets one out when Shizuru dies at the end of Season 1.
- Heartbroken Badass: He lost Mira at the beginning of the series and quits piloting for a while.
- The Hero: He's the main protagonist of the story.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Goh has two over the course of the series:
- Goh goes through a major one when Mila sacrifices herself, leading him to quit piloting the Godannar until the series begins.
- At the end of Season 1, Goh gets another one when Shizuru dies.
- Hot-Blooded: He's a passionate pilot.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: For most of the series, Goh towers over Anna. At least until the Grand Finale.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Goh has a prominent square chin.
- My Greatest Failure: His failure to save Mira from sacrificing herself against the Mimetic Beasts is what drove him into retirement at the beginning of the series.
- Screaming Warrior: He yells while fighting against the Mimetic Beasts as part of his Hot-Blooded personality.
- Battle Couple: She gets together with Goh at the beginning of the series.
- Deuteragonist: She is the secondary focal character after Goh.
- Falling into the Cockpit: In episode 1, while trying to run away from the Mimetic Beasts, she stumbles upon Neo-Okusaer and activates it.
- Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and is a passionate pilot.
- Hot-Blooded: She has a passionate and fiery personality, just like her husband.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Anna is shorter than Goh, given that she is a teenager.
- Joshikousei: She's a female high school student at Gakazono High School and wears a uniform appropriate for it.
- May–December Romance: Goh is 29. Anna is 17.
- Plucky Girl: When Anna pilots Go-Okusaer for the first time, just... wow.
- Precocious Crush: She has liked Goh since she was 12.
- Rescue Romance: She falls in love with Goh because he saved her life.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In episode 13, she leaves Dannar Base behind. But it doesn't last long.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She greatly resembles Kiriko when she was young.
Dr. Kiriko Aoi
Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Laura Chapman (English)
- Gag Boobs: Kiriko has the largest boobs in the series.
- Hot Scientist: She is a scientist and is considered attractive by everyone else.
- Meganekko: Befitting her role as a scientist, she wears glasses.
- Mission Control: Kiriko gives out orders from within Dannar Base.
- Not So Different: When Anna was young, Tatsuya smoked in front of Kiriko. Eventually, Kiriko becomes a heavy smoker.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She has a very reasonable personality and willing to listen to her subordinates.
- Smoking Is Cool: She often smokes cigarettes.
- Statuesque Stunner: She stands at 174 cm (5'7") tall.
- Woman in White: She wears a white coat as part of her standard uniform.
- Back from the Dead: In the second season premiere, she is revived by Mira's kiss.
- Catch Phrase: "Just who the hell do you think I am?" (This show aired years before Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, by the way.)
- Celibate Hero: Her feelings for Goh may be the reason she refuses to engage in a serious relationship with anyone else.
- Cold Sniper: Sometimes, she gives off the cold shoulder, but not always.
- Come with Me If You Want to Live: Said word-for-word when she tracks down Anna at the beginning of the second season.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Shizuru suffers one in episode 8 due to Goh's relationship with Anna.
- The Lancer: To Goh and Anna.
- 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.
- Macross Missile Massacre: She uses several missile attacks to fight against the Mimetic Beasts.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: She experiences this in the second season premiere.
- Tsundere: Deconstructed. Her hot and cold mood swings only pushed her beloved away.
- You Are in Command Now: By the end of the series, Shizuru replaces Kagemaru as the commander of Dannar Base.
- 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..."
- Ace Pilot: She was a competent pilot who helped
- 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.
- 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.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. She sacrificed himself to destroy the Mimetic Beast five years ago. However, she managed to survive, albeit with her mentality significantly impaired.
- 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.
- Kiss of Life: How she revives Shizuru.
- 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 the second season.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As the Captain of Dannar Base, he can kick ass against the Mimetic Beasts when he has to.
- Back for the Finale: Tatsuya's return marks the beginning of the final episodes of Godannar.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the final episodes, he uses a bazooka to subdue the Super Mimetic Beast.
- Disappeared Dad: He hasn't seen Anna since her birth. However, it's revealed that he has disguised himself as various people so he can watch over her daughter.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: He sports these when he reveals himself towards the end of the second season.
- Master of Disguise: He disguised himself as many citizens, such as a priest and the principal at Anna's school for his daughter's sake.
- Red Is Heroic: He wears a red coat as part of his commander's uniform.
- You Are in Command Now: He resumes command of Dannar Base from Kagemaru after he saves it in the final episodes.
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese), George Manley (English)
- Barbarian Longhair: Moukaku has very long hair and is a competent, boisterious fighter.
- The Berserker: Comes under the effects of the Insania Virus and is killed before he does anymore harm.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's boisterous and is a strong man. It doesn't help him against the Insania Virus.
- Character Death: Knight kills Moukaku when he gets infected by the Insania Virus.
- Famous Last Words: To Shukuyu just before Knight kills him:Moukaku: Shukuyu... Please recite... that poem for me.
- Hot-Blooded: He has a fiery temper and an aggressive fighting style.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He is taller than Shukuyu.
- Large Ham: Given his Hot-Blooded personality, this is to be expected.
- The Lost Lenore: He becomes this for Shukuyu. Moukaku proposed to her before getting infected by the Insania Virus.
- Man Child: He has a aggressive and childish personality when Shukuyu isn't around.
- Mercy Kill: Knight has to kill Moukaku after going berserk from the Insania Virus.
- Scars Are Forever: He sports a horizontal scar below the eyes.
- Screaming Warrior: He roars while fighting against enemies.
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (Japanese), Kelly Manison (English)
- Big "NO!": When she is forced to eject from the Goddiner before Knight kills him.
- Girlish Pigtails: She usually wears her hair in twin tails.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Goes through a brief one after Moukaku suffers a Mercy Kill.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She is shorter compared to the taller Moukaku.
- Qipao: Given that she is from China, she sports a red one in her civilian clothes.
- Widowed at the Wedding: She loses her husband-to-be after getting infected by the Insania Virus.
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Christine Auten (English)
- 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.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Shadow is the tomboy to Luna's girly girl.
- Shock and Awe: Genesister's attacks consist almost exclusively of this.
Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (Japanese), Sasha Paysinger (English)
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Luna is the girly girl to Shadow's tomboy.
Voiced by: Miho Yamada (Japanese), Marcy Bannor (English)
- 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.
Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (Japanese), Illich Guardiola (English)
- Mistress and Servant Boy: The Servant Boy to Ekaterina's Mistress.
- Happiness in Slavery: One of the few seriously positive examples.
- 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.
- The Casanova: He has no problems hitting on other women, but Ellis is not happy about that.
- Ascended Extra: Lou doesn't become a major character until episode 5.
- Break the Cutie: The entirety of episode 5.
- Big "NO!": After Hal is killed in the shuttle's destruction and when she realizes that Lowe is dead in episode 5.
- Cry into Chest: She cries into Kiriko's chest as the latter assures to Lou that she would pray for Lowe's safety.
- Despair Event Horizon: Lou goes into one for most of episode 5, especially after learning that Lowe and Hal have died.
- Hartman Hips: What Lou lacks in the chest department, she makes up for with a nice set of hips. Especially during the final episode◊.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Lou goes into a major one when she is forced to escape Cosmo Base with the Cosmo Diver.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Non-romantic variety with Ken.
- It's Personal: Lou wants to avenge her father after the latter is killed.
- 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.
- Oh, Crap!: Her reaction when Hal and the shuttle's passengers are killed and when she realizes that Lowe has died.
- 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
Voiced by: Hisanori Koyatsu (Japanese), John Gremillion (English)
- Character Death: Lowe sacrifices himself to save his daughter from the Mimetic Beast.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: In his last moments, Lowe bravely takes on the Mimetic Beast invading Cosmo Base to cover for his daughter.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 5, he helps protect the Mimetic Beast at Cosmo Base, but at the cost of his own life.
- I Will Wait for You: While Lou is being sent to Earth, Lowe tells her to wait for him on Earth.
- Papa Wolf: What little is known of Lowe from his admittedly brief scenes establishes that he's a devoted father.
- Shoo the Dog: Lou gets separated from Lowe since he doesn't want to risk her daughter getting injured.
- You Shall Not Pass: Lowe goes into the Cosmo Diver to cover for Lou's escape.
Voiced by: Toru Okawa (Japanese), John Gremillion (English)
- 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.
- Badass Cape: Both Ken and his robot have capes.
- Blow You Away: Gainer's finishing moves involve generating tornadoes.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "sword" in Japanese.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Ken is utterly obsessed with hunting down and personally slaying the Mimetic Beast that "killed" his wife.
- Parental Substitute: For Lou it doesn't last long unfortunately
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ken is the Blue Oni to Goh's Red Oni.
- The Rival: to Goh and Godannar. A bit of a one-sided affair however.
- Taking You with Me: How he kills the Mimetic Beast that "killed" his wife also doubles as a Heroic Sacrifice.
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese), Carli Mosier (English)
Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (Japanese), Kevin Corn (English)
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He appears for a total of two episodes and is never seen again.