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!!Sunrider Crew

[[folder:Kayto Shields]]
!!!Voiced by: Jonathan Michael Cooke (EN)
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The protagonist, he has been the captain of the Sunrider for less than a day when PACT invades, forcing him to become a figure of the resistance.
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Tropes associated with Kayto Shields:
* ArchEnemy: He comes to see the [[MileLongShip Legion]] as this during Mask Of Arcadius, because it has taken so much from him over the course of the game: his home, his sister, the lives of his crew, his potential victories... By the end of the game he's determined to sink that ship, no matter the cost.
* AssKickingPose: "Fire the Vanguard Cannon!"
* BadDreams: After getting captured by Cosette on Ongess and seeing Alliance soldiers gun down a little girl during his rescue, he starts having nightmares in which the child blames him for her death before morphing into his dead sister Maray.
* {{Bishonen}}
* TheCaptain: Captains the Sunrider, and is in charge of commanding all attached forces and the [[WaveMotionGun Vanguard Cannon]].
* CluelessChickMagnet: He's not ''completely'' oblivious to the various girls crushing on him, but to the very least, he seems to underestimate the effect his kind words can have.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: He notices something off about PACT’s tactics during the Second Battle of Cera, questioning why their fleet would try to close with the Alliance fleet[[note]](who have the advantage at short range, thanks to their kinetic weapons)[[/note]] instead of hunkering down and blasting the unshielded Alliance ships from afar with lasers. When Ava explains that the Alliance has brought in shield cruisers to protect their fleet, he suddenly realizes what the enemy is planning:
-->'''Kayto:''' But if all our shields are generated by cruisers, a fleet of smaller craft can… Relay a message to the Alliance fleet. Prepare for Anti-[[AMechByAnyOtherName ryder]] combat.\\
'''Ava:''' Sir?\\
'''Kayto:''' Do it now. (…) Form a defensive line in front of the shield cruisers! [[ZergRush The prototypes intend to sacrifice all their ryders to take them out]]!
* AFatherToHisMen: Do ''not'' threaten the people under Kayto's command. It will not end well for you.
* TheFettered: If the player keeps making this sort of decisions.
* TheGoodCaptain: Can be played as this.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Can dip into this. Depending on player choices, he can make a series of moral compromises, prioritizing military targets over civilian lives.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:At the end of Liberation Day, he [[RammingAlwaysWorks rams the Sunrider]] into an enemy superweapon to save his homeworld. He survives.]]
* IHatePastMe: In [RE]turn, he quickly grows exasperated with how his past self refuses to even consider the possibility that [[spoiler:Chigara is a Prototype spy]], and apologizes to Ava for his past bullheadedness.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: When [[spoiler:Chigara is possessed by Alice and slaughters the people attending the Liberation Day ceremony]], he tries his hardest to break through to her by reminding her of everything they shared. [[spoiler:[[HopeSpot He succeeds]], only for Fontana to gun her down.]]
* OfficialCouple: He enters a romantic relationship with Chigara in Liberation Day, [[{{Railroading}} regardless of the player's prior choices]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is usually this to his crew.
* RetGone: [[spoiler:Almost every ending in [RE]turn has his time-travelling future self be erased from existence]].
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Can dip into this depending on player choices. When Ava tries to dissuade him from joining a rescue team by quoting regulations from a rulebook, he has the option to yank it out of her hands and rip it apart. [[ButThouMust There is no option to agree with her and sit the rescue out]].
* TheStrategist: An understated example, but his tactical acumen ends up saving the day more than once in cutscenes; of course, whether his tactics are as brilliant during gameplay will depend on the player's skill.
** [[spoiler:He practically saves the Alliance during the battle of Far Port, realizing that Cullen is used to relying on overwhelming force and unprepared to deal with a decapitating strike. He then does it again at the battle of Cera, cluing in to the enemy fleet's plan to destroy the shield generators using a wave of ryders.]]
* SurvivorGuilt: Though Kayto does a good job of hiding it, he feels immense guilt for abandoning Cera to PACT at the start of the story (even though he knows there was nothing his one ship could do to stop the [[MileLongShip Legion]]) and is haunted by the ghost of his sister Maray, who was in Cera's capital when the Legion nuked it from orbit.
* TragicKeepsake: The tea set he keeps in his quarters was a gift from his sister Maray. Finding it shattered after yet another attack from the Legion [[ManlyTears causes him to break down crying]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has pure white hair. His sister Maray has it too, suggesting that it runs in the family.
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[[folder:Ava Crescentia]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AmberLeeConnors (EN), Kisumi Aoi (JP)
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A childhood friend of the captain and one year his senior, Ava Crescentia served as an older sister figure to Kayto for much of his early life. Reunited after eight years of separation as her superior officer, Kayto’s new relationship with Ava can only be called awkward. Ava’s uncompromising professionalism is matched only by her cold willingness to do whatever is necessary to win the war.
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Tropes associated with Ava Crescentia:
* AbusiveParents: Her father was rarely home during Ava’s teenage years, leaving her to fend for herself. And when he was home, he showed her little affection and would discipline her for her shortcomings. ''Sunrider Academy'' shows that this discipline sometimes involved handcuffing Ava and beating her with a rod. Despite this, Ava bears him no ill will.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's tall, beautiful, has waist-length brown hair, and maintains a professional distance from the rest of the crew.
* AnArmAndALeg: If she goes through with the below-mentioned HeroicSacrifice, her right arm gets blown off when a console explodes next to her. The Sunrider's medical suite is able to regenerate her arm by Liberation Day, but she'll wear a glove until the new arm's skin tone matches the rest of her body.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Following the Liberation Day massacre, she [[TenderTears tearfully]] admits to Kayto that she lied about not remembering their promise to sail the stars together and that she should have been more honest with her feelings. While she stops short of actually saying that she loves him, Kayto recognizes her intent.]]
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: She does this to Kayto toward the end of ''Mask of Arcadius'' in an effort to snap him out of his funk after a disastrous run-in with the Legion leaves him maudlin and yearning for the love they once shared. Specifically, she tells him that she doesn’t remember the promise they made to sail the stars together back in high school. [[spoiler:It’s not until the very end of ''Liberation Day'' that she can admit she was lying about that.]]
* TheCaptain: While Kayto is captain of the Sunrider as a military unit, Ava is the flag captain of the ship itself and commands it in battle.
* CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough: The Sergeant Rough. She admits to being a poor leader who's never been able to make friends easily, something that clearly bugs her. The crew still looks up to her, however, even if they think she could loosen up a little.
* CatchPhrase:
-->Absolutely unbelievable...
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She grew up with Kayto and the two of them started a relationship in high school, but eight years of separation and military regulations against fraternization keep them from resuming it. She can become a Victorious Childhood Friend in ''Sunrider Academy'' and in the [RE]turn scenario.
* DaChief : She even firmly reprimands Kayto on several occasions, despite him outranking her. The others get even less consideration.
* DeadSparks: Ava and Kayto had a close relationship before she left for the navy, but they drifted apart from a lack of contact.
* EyeScream: If she goes through with the below-mentioned HeroicSacrifice, she’ll lose her right eye when a console blows up in her face.
** EyepatchOfPower: She’ll receive a bionic eye resembling an eyepatch to replace the one she lost if she went through with her HeroicSacrifice.
* {{Facepalm}}: Whenever she utters her CatchPhrase.
* FirstLove: Ava was the first person Kayto loved, though twelve years of separation and the fact that they’re now officers aboard a military starship has made resuming their relationship unlikely. [[spoiler:At first…]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Depending on her choices, [[spoiler:you can inspire her to do this to allow the Sunrider to destroy the Legion.]]
* HimeCut
* InappropriatelyCloseComrades: She refuses to renew her past relationship with Kayto in part because of this, fearing that to do so would compromise his judgment. She's proven right if you refuse to let her go through with the above HeroicSacrifice, [[spoiler:sacrificing your one chance to finally destroy the Legion]] because Kayto can't bear to lose her.
* MissionControl
* NumberTwo: As the ''Sunrider'''s XO, she's in charge of managing the crew's day-to-day operations and keeping discipline tight. In battle, she controls the ''Sunrider'' directly to leave the Captain free to direct the overall battle plan.
* OnlySaneWoman
-->I swear, why do all the ryder pilots in the galaxy have to have such crippling personality defects! I honestly can't believe we're entrusting fusion powered weapons of mass destruction to these people!
* PragmaticHero: A downplayed example. While Ava is focused on reclaiming Cera from PACT and advocates missions that will further the war effort over general heroics like freeing slaves and busting pirates, she respects Kayto's decisions and will go along with whatever mission he chooses without complaint.
* StudentCouncilPresident: She was this in high school. She wanted to bring about change for the student body, but her strict and uncompromising leadership only alienated the rest of the council (except for Kayto) and she failed to achieve anything during her tenure. The experience made her realize that she's not cut out for leadership.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* {{Workaholic}}: As a teenager and StudentCouncilPresident, she once brought paperwork to an outing at the beach. As an adult and the Sunrider’s NumberTwo, she is so much of a workaholic that ''not'' being able to work due to shore leave causes her to have a minor breakdown and Kayto has to ''order'' her to relax during their leave. Justified, as her father was a strict military man who constantly pushed her to work harder.
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!!Ryder Pilots

[[folder:Asaga Oakrun[[spoiler: Asaga di Ryuvia]]]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KiraBuckland (EN), Sakura Matsuri (JP)
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A self declared hero of justice, Asaga wanders the galaxy doing oddjobs for the cause of freedom, justice, and a little money on the side. Despite her apparent lack of maturity, she is an ace pilot and can fly as easily as she walks. She possesses an eternally optimistic disposition and has a strong “can do” attitude.
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Tropes associated with Asaga Oakrun:
* AcePilot: She's even referred to as such in-universe. She fits the Steamroller type, able to take out almost any enemy in a head-on engagement.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her Awaken SuperMode costs 100 hit points to activate, and consumes an increasing amount of Asaga's HP for every turn that it stays on.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: She unlocks the same [[SuperMode Awaken]] skill as Sola during the final battle in Mask of Arcadius. Becomes a SecondHourSuperpower in ''Liberation Day'', where she gets the ability during the game's second mission.
* FieryRedhead: She's red-haired, outspoken, tomboyish, and a self-proclaimed Hero of Justice as well as an ace mecha pilot. For bonus points, her best friend Chigara is a ShyBlueHairedGirl.
* GenkiGirl: She's the most energetic Ryder pilot in your team, a self-styled "hero of justice" prone to spouting off lines like "I'ma firin' mah lazors!" in the middle of combat, and a constant annoyance to your Ava because of her lack of discipline and her attempts to gamble with the crew during her downtime.
* GreenEyedMonster: She starts developing a resentment toward Chigara during ''Liberation Day'', both because her heroics are starting to overshadow Asaga's own and because of how close Chigara and Kayto are becoming. When she catches the two of them having sex, [[LoveMakesYouCrazy she starts]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse to snap]].
* TheHero: What she thinks she is.
** An argument can be made for her being this, if not for the player character being TheCaptain. She's the one who tends to do flashy, heroic things in battle, and she serves as flight leader for your squadron.
* HeroicRROD: Like Sola, tapping into her latent Sharr abilities will boost her strength, reflexes and piloting skills to superhuman levels, while placing great strain on her body and mind. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration This is demonstrated in-game with how her]] SuperMode [[CastFromHitPoints works]].
* IdiotHair: Has a large ahoge in ''Sunrider Academy'', emphasizing her ditzy GenkiGirl personality. Her main universe counterpart gains one in ''Liberation Day'' thanks to ArtEvolution, though it’s inconsistently applied[[note]](It shows up in the CGs, but it’s conspicuously absent from her sprites)[[/note]].
* KingIncognito: This freelance Ryder pilot and self-proclaimed hero of justice is really the crown princess of Ryuvia.
* LetsGetDangerous: Tends to come across as an IdiotHero off duty, but during actual combat remains remarkably professional bar her silly catchphrases.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Her sanity faces a major test in Liberation Day, thanks to her unrequited feelings for Shields. What makes it worse is that her paranoia is not [[ProperlyParanoid entirely unfounded...]]
* LoveTriangle: Ends up in a [[TriangRelations Type 4]] during Liberation Day. She and Chigara both end up falling for Kayto, but Kayto only has eyes for Chigara. This puts strain on both the two girls' friendship and Asaga's sanity.
* MagicalEye: [[spoiler:Just like Sola, Asaga's eyes begin to glow when she taps into her Sharr powers.]]
* MildlyMilitary: Which gets her in constant trouble with Ava. Who you support is up to you.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: She attempts to kill Chigara in a fit of jealousy and paranoia toward the end of ''Liberation Day'', only for Claude to talk her out of it.
* RebelliousPrincess: [[spoiler:Runs away to avoid ArrangedMarriage with the BigBad.]]
* RescueRomance: She develops feelings for Kayto after he rescues her from [[spoiler:her wedding ceremony to]] Arcadius.
* SplitPersonality: Develops one as a consequence of overusing her SuperMode in ''Liberation Day''. While the normal Asaga is a cheerful GenkiGirl, this new personality is a merciless KnightTemplar obsessed with meting out “justice” to the entire galaxy, and when not in control it will push Asaga to kill anyone it considers to be evil.
* SuperMode: Her Awaken skill, which works a bit differently from Sola's version. Instead of increasing her stats by a flat amount for a set duration, Asaga's version of Awaken lasts indefinitely and the effect gets stronger with every turn that it's active, [[CastFromHitPoints while also draining an increasing amount of her hit points every turn]].
* TakingYouWithMe: If you choose to let her [[spoiler:kill Chigara]] in [RE]turn mode, Asaga will [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram her crippled Black Jack into]] [[spoiler:the Liberty]], killing them both.
* WalkingArmory: The Black Jack is armed with almost every type of weapon in the game; it only lacks Kinetics and Rockets, and in Liberation Day you can add Kinetics to the Black Jack by purchasing them from the Mining Union.
* WhatTheHellHero: Downplayed, but she really isn't cool with [[spoiler: letting the children on the Agamemnon die]], since she signed up to ''protect'' people, not just fight PACT.
* YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord: [[spoiler:She's the Sharr of Ryuvia.]]

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[[folder:Chigara Ashada]]
!!!Voiced by: Mary Morgan (EN), Yomogi Kasumi (JP)
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Shy and bookish, Chigara prefers tinkering with gadgets over most forms of human interaction. She has a bashful but cute personality and prefers to avoid the spotlight if at all possible. However, Chigara’s savant level intelligence and her innate talent with technology places her at the center of attention. Notwithstanding her talents, Chigara’s dream in life is to open a bakery shop and assume a life of normalcy… far away from any galactic heroics.
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Tropes associated with Chigara Ashada:
* ACupAngst: At one point, she worries about having to compete for the Captain's attention with [[BuxomIsBetter Claude's boobs]].
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:She's taken over by Arcadius/Alice during the Liberation Day ceremony, causing her to massacre the assembled delegates.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Because of the above, [[spoiler:Fontana shoots her and she dies in Kayto's arms]].
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Thanks to Kayto's efforts, she dies free of Alice's control.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: She built the Black Jack and the Liberty herself, and quickly establishes herself as the ''Sunrider's'' Chief Engineer.
* HairDecorations: She wears a red bow in her hair. It sometimes acts as ExpressiveHair when Chigara gets flustered. It’s not just for show, either, as it can be used to shock people like a taser. The bow also serves as an IdenticalTwinIDTag to distinguish Chigara from her twin sister Lynn in ''Sunrider Academy''.
* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler:The Prototypes want Chigara and Shields to fall in love so that they can maneuver him into a position of power and manipulate him through her.]] Chigara herself knows nothing of this.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: A downplayed example. Chigara is both a skilled Ryder pilot and a brilliant scientist whose inventions could be worth a fortune if she sold them, but all she really wants is to open a bakery and raise a family.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: She becomes this for Kayto toward the end of Mask of Arcadius, giving him the emotional support he needs to keep going after the Legion's latest attack brings him to the brink of despair.
* LoveTriangle: Ends up in a [[TriangRelations Type 4]] during Liberation Day. She and Asaga both end up falling for Kayto, but Kayto only has eyes for Chigara. This places strain on both the two girls' friendship and Asaga's sanity.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:She’s an unwitting Prototype spy. And unlike most Manchurian Agents, Chigara doesn’t require a code phrase to be activated since the other Prototypes can take control of her at any time through their shared HiveMind.]]
* TheMole: Ava and Asaga begin to suspect that Chigara is this during ''Liberation Day'', given her striking resemblance to the Prototypes and the fact that PACT has been able to anticipate the Sunrider's every move for much of the story. [[spoiler:Played straight in that she ''was'' planted by the Prototypes, but also subverted as she wasn't feeding them information on the Sunrider's movements: Claude was.]]
* OfficialCouple: Despite the above LoveTriangle, she and Kayto have become this by Liberation Day.
* SecondLove: Chigara becomes this for Kayto after Ava [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim rejects him]] toward the end of ''Mask of Arcadius''.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: She's shy, blue-haired, [[SmartPeopleBuildRobots smart enough to build two Ryders by herself and singlehandedly maintain and upgrade an entire squadron of them]], and would rather be running a bakery than fighting in a war. For bonus points, her best friend Asaga is a FieryRedhead.
* SoleSurvivor: Chigara is the only person to survive the Diode Catastrophe, in which most of her home planet was swallowed up by a black hole. [[spoiler:Except she's not.]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: Chigara occasionally slips into this.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:She's one of the Prototypes]], a realization she does not take well.
* TrueNeutral: While the others will approve or disapprove of your moral stance, Chigara is always reluctant to state a firm opinion and will generally happily go along with whatever Kayto decides. [[spoiler: Of course, her infatuation with him might be the reason for suppressing her distaste for certain ideas.]]
* VerbalTic: Her constant nervous laughter when making small talk highlights her lack of social skills.
* WhiteMage: Her combat skills focus mainly on repair abilities and ally {{Status Buff}}s.
* YouAreNumber6: [[spoiler:Alpha refers to her as Prototype C8 during their chat in the mind stream]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has periwinkle blue hair, and is a ShyBlueHairedGirl.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cosette Cosmos]]
!!!Voiced by:Jill Harris (EN), Hayase Yayoi (JP)
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A feared space pirate, Cosette’s name is reviled through most of civilized space. She entered the life of crime starting at birth and now assumes control of much of the galaxy’s marauding pirate gangs. Despite her infamy, she is a folk hero among the poor for her brazen attacks on the richest nations in the galaxy. However, her brutal methods of retaining power and her merciless attacks on civilian vessels make her an unquestionable villain to most of civilized society.
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Tropes associated with Cosette Cosmos:
* AxCrazy: As the story progresses and she keeps racking up defeats at the hands of ''Sunrider'', she grows increasingly unhinged.
* BerserkButton: She does not enjoy being called little.
* ChainsawGood: The Havoc is armed with a gigantic chainsaw for melee combat.
* CompensatingForSomething: Her Ryder, Havoc, is bigger and more heavily armored than any of the player's, and all of its weapons are noticeably larger than those of most other Ryders.
* CripplingOverspecialization: The Havoc relies heavily on its missiles and antimatter rockets in battle. Assuming they aren’t shot down by enemy flak, they can do a fair bit of damage—but it only has a limited supply of them. Once it runs out, it has to fall back on its chainsaw and gatling gun, which both have limited range and aren’t much good against armoured targets.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She suffered [[spoiler:Ongessite poisoning]] that stunted her growth, and was [[spoiler:forcibly prostituted by her mother]].
* GatlingGood: The Havoc is also armed with a gatling cannon that’s just as long as the aforementioned chainsaw.
* TheNapoleon: She has a massive complex about her height and apparent age, and is quite a violent individual.
* OlderThanTheyLook: It's not clear how old she really is, but the [[spoiler:Ongessite poisoning]] has stunted her growth to the point that she basically stopped aging when she was 11 years old.
* OptionalPartyMember: Depending on choices made in the first game, she can be captured and pressganged into the Sunrider’s crew during ''Liberation Day''.
* SpacePirate: The leader of a group of them.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: She can die at the end of ''Liberation Day''’s opening mission, depending on the player’s decisions in ''Mask of Arcadius''.
* RevengeBeforeReason: When posed with a chance for revenge [[spoiler:against the Alliance, Cosette is more than willing to let Grey detonate Ongess and kill millions.]]
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[[folder:Icari Isidolde]]
!!!Voiced by: Aimee Smith (EN), Haruna Ren (JP)
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A tough mercenary from the rough quarters of the galaxy, Icari has a no-nonsense attitude about life. Icari was thrust into the harsh world of piracy when her parents were murdered by a PACT captain in her childhood. She developed a proficiency for close quarters combat and became one of the most formidable assassins in the galaxy. Her services are now sought by crime lords and world leaders alike. Icari handles the dirty business of the galaxy’s nations with a hardened heart. Deep down, she regrets the life she now leads and lives only for one purpose: to find her parents’ murderers and avenge their deaths.
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Tropes associated with Icari Isidolde:
* AmbiguouslyBi: Icari is indisputably attracted to Kayto (much as she might try to deny it), but there’s also enough HomoeroticSubtext between her and Kryska that other characters will comment on it in order to get under her skin.
* CloseRangeCombatant: In battle, her strengths lie in quickly closing with an enemy ryder and delivering a devastating melee attack, then fading back into cover.
* CripplingOverspecialization: The developers designed the Phoenix to be this way; able to cut a wide swathe through enemy ryders but nigh-useless against heavily armored ships (since you can't melee ships and her assault guns only do ScratchDamage against any level of armor).
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was orphaned when a PACT patrol blew up her family's spaceship, leaving her trapped in an escape pod for five days before anyone found her.
* FragileSpeedster: The Phoenix takes a mere 10 energy to move one tile, and can do up to 600 base damage with its melee attack, but has the least health of any of the team's ryders.
* FreudianSlip: She blurts out that she likes Kayto while questioning [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim what the rest of the crew sees in him]] after all the screw-ups that he’s made.
* HeelFaceTurn: She starts out as an enemy before getting shot down and captured by the ''Sunrider'', and will turn against you if you decide to spare the Alliance diplomats, attempting to off them herself... only to rejoin you when she realizes that she was about to kill helpless children.
* HitmanWithAHeart: She might be an amoral mercenary and assassin, but she draws the line at killing children.
* HomoeroticSubtext: With Kryska. The two of them quickly form a close friendship, leading some members of the crew to speculate that their relationship isn't strictly platonic. Icari denies the idea that there's anything between them vociferously, much like she denies her attraction to Kayto.
* LameExcuse: When Kayto confronts her about [[spoiler: accidentally killing children on the Agamemnon]] (if you go that route), and mentions her long face, she responds with "I keep onions in my cockpit!"
* TheLancer : Serves as this to Asaga, being the cynical, pragmatic ice to her fire. Naturally they both quickly learn to respect each other for their skills, despite their contrasting personalities.
* MeaningfulName: Her name might be derived from the Japanese word Ikari, which can mean "anger". This would fit both her hatred of PACT and her nature as a {{Tsundere}}.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has a very soft one if you let the [[spoiler:alliance diplomats and the children die.]] Though she rationalizes it pretty quickly, it's telling that calling off the mission once you learn about the [[spoiler:children]] earns you an affection point with her.
* TheNicknamer: She refers to Kryska as "soldier boy" and Claude as "Chest Rockets."
* OddFriendship: With Kryska. Despite one being a disciplined, professional soldier and the other being an [[{{Tsundere}} easily-flustered, emotional]] mercenary, the two of them get along very well both on and off the battlefield.
* {{Tsundere}}: Fairly extreme Type A.
-->I'm not doing this because I like you!
* UnscrupulousHero: She's not evil by any means, but she's extremely bloodthirsty and openly out to kill her enemies. Out of battle she's normally the one championing the more pragmatic course of action.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kryska. Though the two of them may lock horns over every conceivable topic, it's clear that they have considerable respect for each other and when push comes to shove they have each other's backs.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Thanks to the above FreudianSlip, she ends up doing this to ''herself'':
-->'''Icari:''' Aah, what is this stupid love fest… Hmph! I can’t believe you guys still even like this guy! Just look at him! Totally got [[spoiler:backstabbed by his new girlfriend, like literally just days after going out]]! Totally ruined everything we fought for the past year! And on top of that, ''completely'' [[spoiler:vaporized our ship]]! Ah, the most unreliable space captain in the history of space captains! I can’t believe [[FreudianSlip I]] like a guy like him! ''(realizes what she just said)'' U-uck… I-I-I-I-I MEAN… I-i-i-i-it… IT’S NOT LIKE I LIKE YOU OR ANYTHING!!! ''(runs off screaming in embarrassment)''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Claude Triello]]
!!!Voiced by: Sydney P. (EN), Murasaki Nina (JP)
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The acting medical officer on board the Sunrider. Her medical credentials seem questionable, but seeing how the Sunrider had to leave port without a doctor, she’s the best the Sunrider has. Has a few screws loose in her head, and prone to forgetting things. It seems like the only reason she’s on board is to get into the captain's pants, err... medical examinations. She’s an ostensible ryder pilot, but has issues with motion sickness and reaction times. Generally unreliable, but has insanely good luck.
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Tropes associated with Claude Triello:
* BuxomIsBetter: While it's not particularly obvious from her sprites, other characters occasionally comment on her having a large bust. Her ''Liberation Day'' sprites make it more readily apparent.
* GameOverMan: She takes this role in the [RE]turn scenario, where she’ll chew Kayto out for his mistakes if he gets a bad ending and offer tips on how to get a better outcome.
* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler:The end of ''Liberation Day'' reveals that your bumbling, sex-crazed medic has been an omnipotent, time-traveling god all along.]]
* GodsHandsAreTied: [[spoiler:Claude can’t use her powers to their fullest potential because recklessly messing with time will cause universe-destroying time paradoxes. This forces her to use her abilities in more subtle, carefully planned-out ways. As shown in [RE]turn’s secret ending, she could make a complete joke out of the villains if she ever cut loose, but the resulting paradox could potentially destroy reality itself.]]
* GravityMaster: The Bianca has a built-in gravity gun that lets her move enemy Ryders one space in any direction. It can also be used to immobilize Ryders or tear out their reactors… [[CutscenePowerToTheMax in cutscenes, anyway]].
* GreatGazoo: [[spoiler:She’s very much a Trickster God. While she’s powerful enough to end all conflict in the plot with a snap of her fingers, she doesn’t, and while there are [[GodsHandsAreTied legitimate reasons]] for why she can’t do that, the main reason she won’t is because it amuses and arouses her to watch Kayto try to overcome the challenges set before him through his own merits. Because of this, she limits herself to messing with the Sunrider’s crew in more mundane ways and gives Kayto little assistance during the [RE]turn scenario.]]
* HospitalHottie: Subverted; she's an unlicensed quack. (She later gets her license reinstated, but Kayto actually asks who she had to bribe to do it.)
* LovableSexManiac: She makes no secret of her wanting to get in Kayto’s pants. She flirts with him right from the get-go, drools over him while giving him an examination, and even tries to molest him during it. And Kayto is far from the first person she’s done this to, as Ava discovers when doing a background check on Claude. While Claude’s behavior does lead to her losing her medical license and getting arrested by Ava, it’s still PlayedForLaughs.
* MildlyMilitary: She has even less discipline than Asaga.
* MechanicallyUnusualClass: She's a sort of support/debuffer hybrid who basically does everything Chigara doesn't; she can't repair damage but she can remove debuffs, she debuffs enemy accuracy rather than defences, she also has a shield but it starts out smaller than Chigara's until upgraded and she has the unusual and unique Gravity Gun which allows her to forcibly move enemy ryders around the field. When part 1 of the game was released her Restore ability was effectively useless since enemy ewar ryders didn't appear until part 2. And finally, unlike Chigara who has a weak but moderately accurate long-ranged laser, Claude is packing an outrageously powerful but hilariously inaccurate ballistic cannon similar to a ShortRangeShotgun.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Claude has been working for the Prototypes since she first joined the Sunrider's crew, sending them regular updates on the ship's activities and falsifying medical records to make it seem like Chigara isn't a Prototype.]]
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: She wears this when she's working in sickbay.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: She's in it to get into the captain's pants! She'll actually pretend to fall asleep if you try and talk to her about the fate of the galaxy.
* MsFanservice: She has the largest bust of the female crew, is the only one to wear her uniform in a way that bares her cleavage, wears a NaughtyNurseOutfit when working in sickbay, peppers her dialogue and battle quotes with sexual innuendo, and in ''Liberation Day'' her sprites are frequently posed in ways that emphasize her figure.
* [[spoiler: PhysicalGod]]: [[spoiler: Of the TricksterGod variant.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Claude ''Trilleo'', or Claude ''Triello''? The games consistently use one spelling, and the promotional materials (like the image above) consistently use the other.
* TimeMaster: [[spoiler:Thanks to possessing a time machine, Claude is able to: travel through time; teleport at will; speed up or slow down the flow of time, or stop it altogether; [[MesACrowd create]] ''[[UpToEleven thousands]]'' [[MesACrowd of duplicates of herself]]; create pocket dimensions within subspace; create and destroy alternate timelines and universes; and even [[ColonyDrop open rifts in space-time through which she can summon meteors]]. The only thing limiting her is that drawing too heavily on her powers can create reality-destroying paradoxes, and even these can be undone as shown in the secret ending.]]
* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:Claude is able to do this through unknown means, which effectively makes her omnipotent by this setting's rules.]]
* WingdingEyes: Gets hearts in her eyes whenever she’s feeling amorous towards Kayto.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is bubblegum pink, matching the rest of her colour scheme.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kryska Stares]]
!!!Voiced by:Cayla Martin (EN), Yumeno Usagi (JP)
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A young lieutenant in the Solar Alliance Fleet, Kryska is the Alliance’s liaison officer on board the Sunrider. As an Alliance citizen, Kryska’s presence is generally unwelcome on board the Sunrider. Groomed to be an Alliance officer from childhood, Kryska is fiercely proud of the Alliance and believes it to be the greatest nation on galaxy. Kryska is highly idealistic about the Alliance and is eager to share the Alliance’s democratic ideals and technical know-how with the “lesser” nations of the galaxy. The rest of the crew eye her with suspicion, but the Captain is generally appreciative of Kryska, and the Alliance’s, support.
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Tropes associated with Kryska Stares:
* AggressiveNegotiations: Several of her battle quotes reference this trope, particularly the ones that play when she hits an enemy.
-->"Weaponized diplomacy was successful!"
-->"Surrender, or I will resume hostilities."
-->"Do you ''still'' refuse to negotiate?"
* AmbiguouslyGay: Apart from her close friendship with Icari, Kryska mentions at one point that she previously served in an all-female crew, as the Solar Alliance believes that segregating their soldiers into single-sex crews will prevent fraternization. When asked if these measures actually worked, Kryska responds with a smirk and a brief chuckle. Tellingly, she’s the only member of the crew[[note]]apart from Chigara[[/note]] who ''can’t'' be romanced by Kayto in the [RE]turn scenario.
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kryska grew up in poverty on a Neutral Rim world whose corrupt government terrorized the populace while never lifting a finger to protect them from pirate raids. When the Alliance liberated her world, she embraced its culture and became fervently dedicated to its ideals.
* DoAnythingSoldier: Kryska has shades of this, being both an elite gunnery pilot and [[spoiler:a special operations soldier who excels in espionage, martial arts, and escape techniques.]]
* HomoeroticSubtext: Her close friendship with Icari leads several members of the crew to speculate that something more may be going on between them. Kryska neither confirms nor denies the idea that she and Icari are a couple.
* MightyGlacier: The Paladin has the highest base health of the player ryders, and its kinetic weaponry matches that of the Sunrider, a ''capital ship'', but it's also the slowest player unit in the game, requiring 40 energy just to move a single tile.
* TheMole: The crew quickly figures out that she's an Alliance spy, sent to keep tabs on the Sunrider as much as to help them fight the PACT.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She invites Kayto to tour Ongess with her, so that he can see how the Alliance's relief efforts are helping the people and to show him that the Alliance can be trusted. Not only does this get the two of them captured by Cosette, but the Alliance's heavy-handed response during the rescue--namely, to indiscriminately gun down civilians, [[WouldHurtAChild including a little girl]] [[DisproportionateRetribution whose only crime was to pick up a knife]]--can convince Kayto that the Alliance is ''not'' to be trusted.
* OddFriendship: With Icari. Despite one being a disciplined, professional soldier and the other being an [[{{Tsundere}} easily-flustered, emotional]] mercenary, the two of them get along very well both on and off the battlefield.
* PatrioticFervor: She takes every opportunity to extol the virtues of the Solar Alliance and its technology, and is also willing to overlook some of the more questionable things her country does in the name of defeating PACT.
-->I'll show you the might of the Solar Alliance!
* PracticalTaunt: The Paladin's Drawfire skill, which makes enemy units more likely to target the Paladin and also drastically increases its armour.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Has standing orders to execute Shields at the end of Liberation Day, but renounces her allegiance to the Alliance after Icari intervenes.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has indigo blue hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sola vi Ryuvia]]
!!!Voiced by: Tina Kim (EN), Nakase Hina (JP)
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Silent, yet deadly. When the going gets tough and the Sunrider gets trapped in moments of peril, the team can always count on the soft spoken Sola to turn the tide of battle with a few well placed sniper shots - probably from behind an asteroid over 100 000 kilometers away from the action. Her accomplishments include once sniping the wings off a Ryuvian sparrow from Ryuvia’s second moon. A girl of few words, Sola keeps her distance from everyone but the captain. In battle, her aim is unparalleled by anyone on the team.
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Tropes associated with Sola vi Ryuvia:
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Silent, yet exceedingly deadly.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her Awaken SuperMode consumes 75 hit points upon activation.
* ColdSniper
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was born when a Ryuvian prince had an affair with a farm girl, then dumped her. Later, the royal family came back and took Sola away when they needed a princess to fight their civil war for them.
* GlassCannon: Very squishy if she attracts enemy fire (although her tendency to sit at the back of your formation picking enemies off at long range generally protects her from everything except missiles) but when using [[SuperMode Awakening]] her rifle is THE most powerful weapon available to you outside of rockets and [[WaveMotionGun the Vanguard Cannon]].
* GoodFeelsGood: She states that she can't feel too bitter about being used as a disposable pawn by the Ryuvian Royal Family, as protecting the people of the Empire and hearing their cheers made her the happiest she's ever been.
* HeroicBastard: She was born from the affair of a Ryuvian prince with a farm girl.
* HeroicRROD: By tapping into her bloodline's innate abilities, Sola can increase her visual perception and reflexes to superhuman levels, but doing so places a great strain on her body as seen under SuperMode.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Apart from being able to shoot the wings off a sparrow while standing on a different celestial body from her target, her sniper rifle has the best range and accuracy of any weapon in the game. When she goes into her SuperMode, she can hit any enemy unit from any distance with 100% accuracy.
* LivingRelic: The Empire she almost died to protect has crumbled, and nobody even remembers the war she fought in or whether it was remotely important in the long run.
* MagicalEye: When tapping her Ryuvian Bloodline's innate abilities, Sola's right eye begins glowing unnaturally, the iris turning a vibrant light blue/blue-green and the pupil turning silver-white.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "lonely" or "alone" in Spanish, befitting her solitary nature and status as a LivingRelic.
* {{Miko}}: She's a shrine maiden in the Sunrider Academy spinoff game.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Her snow-white hair hints at her origins as the princess of an ancient kingdom.
* TheQuietOne: She's a girl of few words.
* ParadoxPerson: [[spoiler:Her ''Sunrider Academy'' counterpart is a "fragment" of the main universe's Sola, and should not exist.]]
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Short white hair, golden eyes, supernatural origins and a stoic and quiet personality. Bonus points for being described as "The Ayanami" by the developers.
* RetGone: Her ''Sunrider Academy'' version suffers from "distortions", episodes where parts of her body will randomly (and painfully) fade out of existence. The people who know Sola lose some of their memories of her whenever a distortion happens, and if she were to disappear entirely, everyone would forget her and it would be like she never existed at all. Finding out why this is happening and how to stop it is the crux of her route.
* ShellShockedVeteran: She's very disdainful if you try and give her a heroic speech about how evil your enemies are, as she's heard it all before.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In ''Mask of Arcadius'', the game itself and its promotional materials disagreed on whether the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobiliary_particle nobilary particle]] in her name should be “di” or “vi”, respectively. Come ''Liberation Day'', they seem to have agreed on it being Sola di Ryuvia.
* TheStoic: Very stone-faced and reserved in both words and expressiveness.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's stoic, reserved, distant and slow to trust, but loyal to a fault and a kind-natured person at heart.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: She has amber-gold eyes and she's a descendant of the royal Ryuvian Bloodline.
* SuperMode: Her Awaken skill, which increases Sola's accuracy and damage output for three turns [[CastFromHitPoints at the cost of a few hit points.]]
* WarriorPrincess: She's the Sharr of Ryuvia, a princess required to fight and die if necessary in the Holy Ryuvian Empire's defense.

[[/folder]]

!!Solar Alliance

[[folder:Admiral Grey]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:"Sit down boy, and let me show you War."]]
The commander of the Alliance Fleets, Admiral Grey is your main contact within the Alliance and a sworn enemy of PACT.

* BadassBoast: "Sit down son, and let me show you war!"
* CharacterDeath: He gets fatally shot by [[spoiler:Chigara]] at the end of ''Liberation Day.''
* TheChessmaster
* ChestOfMedals: The left breast of his uniform is almost entirely covered with medals.
* FrontlineGeneral: It’s explicitly mentioned that he commands his battles personally.
* GenerationXerox: Comes from a long line of fleet officers.
* MeaningfulName: He has more than a few shades of it in his character.
* SouthernGentleman: His character design and manner of speaking resemble this archetype, appropriately enough given that the Alliance is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of America.
* WarIsHell: Disapproves of idealistic choices, arguing that they have no place in war.
* WellIntentionedExtremist[=/=]UnscrupulousHero: Grey may be your ally, but he’s aware war is a DirtyBusiness and will do anything to secure victory.
** Even though he's willing to [[spoiler: cover up the deaths of civilians in the rescue of Kayto Shields,]] if Kayto presses him about it, he admits that doing so is against everything he and his family stands for and will open a public investigation.
** [[spoiler: Whether it was a bluff or not, he took an entire planet hostage to save his fleet during Battle of Ongess. Ongess was a neutral, not a PACT affiliated planet, mind you, and currently occupied by Alliance forces.]]
** [[spoiler: He had odered the creation of a planet killer missile, as a contingency. His final order was to use it on Cera, after what he'd perceived to be PACT treachery.]]
[[/folder]]

!!People's Alliance For Common Treatment

[[folder:Veniczar B. Cullen]]
A corpulent admiral within the PACT forces, spearheading their invasion of the Neutral Rim alongside Veniczar Fontana.

* BerserkButton: Being called "Veniczar Porkchops" infuriates him.
* CharacterDeath: He's killed halfway into Mask of Arcadius when [[spoiler:Asaga]] vaporizes his flagship.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Cullen excels at fighting aggressively and overwhelming an enemy's defenses, but he has no idea how to fight a defensive battle himself. Kayto realizes this during the battle of Far Port and [[StraightForTheCommander goes straight for Cullen]], quickly overwhelming him.
* DecapitatedArmy: His death sends the forces under his command into disarray, leaving them easy pickings for the Alliance fleet.
* DirtyOldMan: He's not above trying to molest [[spoiler:Asaga]] when he has her at his mercy, even though she's betrothed to his boss.
* FatBastard: He's obese, a hedonist, and is fond of nuking cities from orbit.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: He originally worked for the [[TheEmpire New Empire]], but defected to PACT to save his own skin.
* GeneralFailure: Cullen may be one of the PACT's highest-ranking admirals, but he's a terrible strategist and most of his victories come down to brute force and overwhelming numbers. When confronted with enemy commanders who are actually competent, he's quickly out of his depth.
* StarterVillain: He's the first real threat the ''Sunrider'' goes up against, but he's quickly replaced by the far more competent Fontana.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Veniczar B. Fontana]]
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A high ranking admiral within the PACT forces, he is considered to be Arcadius’ right hand man.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Finds himself superior to Kayto as commander.
* TheChessmaster
* EveryoneHasStandards: He's not too blind over his obedience to Arcadius. Knowing the true Arcadius, he is disheartened over PACT's path of bloodshed and the current Arcadius's SanitySlippage. [[spoiler:When Arcadius goes too far, he exposes the one behind the mask and seizes control PACT.]]
* {{Foil}}:
** To Grey, high-ranking admirals with a decent reputation as commanders. Fontana uses HonorBeforeReason and clear use of wits, whereas Grey is willing to use dirty, underhanded methods.
** to Kayto, young commanders who were caught in the middle of a warzone, growing up to be legendary commanders
** to Kryska, both suffered oppression from the New Empire and related Neutral Rim worlds until they were saved. Kryska believes in the Solar Alliance an it's ideals of freedom, whereas Fontana believes in the communist ideals of equality.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* NobleTopEnforcer: He believes quite strongly in PACT's communist creed, and privately expresses concern at how brutal towards civilians/commoners it has been, as well as Arcadius' increasing megalomania.
** [[spoiler: During Battle of Ongess, he breaks the attack to spare the population of Ongess. Again, he threw away an opportunity to end the Alliance military to spare some random hellhole of a planet that he or his faction has no connection to whatsoever.]]
* NotSoDifferent : He is explicitly compared to Admiral Grey, and isn't too dissimilar from Kayto either.
* PetTheDog: He's introduced saving Asaga from the unwanted advances of the loathsome Veniczar Cullen (and insulting him for good measure), indicating right away his noble qualities.
* PrettyBoy: Several characters comment on his attractive looks. PlayedForLaughs in ''Sunrider Academy'', where he initially gets the entire female student body's vote simply because of his good looks, and the "secret weapon" he employs during the final campaign speech is simply him ripping off his shirt to let the ladies have their fill of the eye candy.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He's this in story, proving to be a lot more cunning and effective than Veniczar Cullen was.
* YouFool: Calls Kayto out on his naivety after [[spoiler:he let Chigara end up killing everyone during the Liberation Day ceremony.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has dark purple hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Veniczar Arcadius[[spoiler:/Prototype Alice]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:214:[[labelnote:Click here to see Alice]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alice_2.png[[/labelnote]]]]
The leader of PACT, a masked former revolutionary who aspires to conquer the galaxy.

* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Tries to force [[spoiler:Asaga]] to marry him to gain control of the secrets of ancient Ryuvia.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:the current Arcadius is one of the Prototypes.]]
* AttackDrones: The Nightmare Ascendant can deploy dozens of [[Franchise/MobileSuitGundam Funnel]]-like flier drones that provide shielding for her underlings and can tear apart a small fleet of Alliance ships in the blink of an eye.
* BetaTestBaddie: [[spoiler:She was the first Prototype, with all other Prototypes except Alpha being made in her image. [RE]turn suggests that her creators meant to discard her once Alpha was completed, and that she did not take it well (see TomatoInTheMirror, below).]]
* BigBad: Of the first game.
** TheDragon: ''Liberation Day'' reveals her to be this to [[spoiler:Alpha]], [[DragonWithAnAgenda though their endgame goals are nothing alike.]]
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:Thanks to the Prototypes' HiveMind, killing her off for good is nearly impossible: even if her original body is destroyed, she can just take control of another Prototype.]]
* CharClone: Wears a mask, pilots an AceCustom Ryder, is searching for ancient Ryuvian LostTechnology for unknown reasons, and [[spoiler:is effectively Chigara’s “sister”, due to them both being Prototypes]]. As a charismatic dictator, she fits the BigBad type of Char Clone. [[spoiler:Between her being a BetaTestBaddie and an OmnicidalManiac, Alice is practically a female [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau le Creuset]].]]
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:The real Arcadius has been dead since the end of the PACT Revolution that had toppled the New Empire. The "Arcadius" that you fight is actually Alice Ashada and her proxies.]]
* FinalBoss: In both games, piloting the [[MileLongShip Legion]] in ''Mask of Arcadius'' and the [[LostSuperweapon Nightmare Ascendant]] in ''Liberation Day''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: She's the only character in the game to have facial scars, and she is unquestionably a villain.
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:She came to this conclusion after watching the original Arcadius get torn to shreds by the very people he’d championed. [RE]turn suggests that she already felt this way due to being exploited by her creators, and that Arcadius’ death merely reinforced it.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: He talks a lot about freeing the people, but shows all the signs of being an EvilOverlord, including being an unrepentant genocidal butcher.
** [[spoiler:That is the current Arcadius. The actual Arcadius was a lot more divine, who wanted to reform the New Empire. Unfortunately, the people preferred TorchesAndPitchforks.]]
* IAmLegion: [[spoiler:she has an army of {{Expendable Clone}}s of herself, all of whom [[HiveMind share a single mind]].]]
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:The original Arcadius died some time before the story begins, with Alice (and her proxies) having taken up his mantle.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:She loved the original Arcadius, but his death at the hands of the people he'd liberated convinced her that HumansAreBastards and should be wiped out.]]
* MagicalEye: [[spoiler:she has the same glowing eyes and Sharr powers as Asaga and Sola, due to "Sharr Myrren's ghost coursing through her veins".]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: He wears a creepy mask with pointed ears at all times. [[spoiler:She ditches it in ''Liberation Day''.]]
* NighInvulnerable: The Nightmare Ascendant can shrug off a direct hit from the Sunrider's Vanguard Cannon with no damage, and it takes the firepower of a combined Alliance-PACT fleet ''plus'' another shot from the Vanguard to finally destroy it. In gameplay terms, it actually has more health than the [[MileLongShip Legion]].
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:After Arcadius was been killed by the same people he'd just liberated, Alice decided to wipe out all humans.]]
* RoyalWe: Refers to himself with plurals like “we”, “us” or "ours", foreshadowing his true nature as [[spoiler:a collective rather than an individual]].
* SamusIsAGirl: "He" is revealed to be a woman under that mask.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:The [RE]turn scenario suggests that Alice was raised to believe she was an ordinary human and the daughter of Project Paradox’s director. When she discovered the truth (and learned that she was going to be replaced), [[SanitySlippage she lost her mind]] [[SelfMadeOrphan and killed her “father” with her bare hands]].]]
* VillainOverride: Assumes direct control of [[spoiler:Chigara]] at the end of ''Liberation Day'', leading to a massacre.
* YouAreNumber6: [[spoiler:Her designation is Prototype 4L1C3]].
[[/folder]]

!!''SPOILER CHARACTERS''

[[folder:The Prototypes]]
The Prototypes are a race of identical vat-grown women with genetically-enhanced intelligence and a HiveMind. They view themselves as superior to humanity and seek to control mankind from the shadows.

The following tropes apply to the Prototypes as a whole:
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* ArtificialHuman: They’re churned out in bulk at a secret cloning facility.
* CloneArmy: L7 models like [=L7NN=] are meant to carry out the will of their leaders in battle. The numerous “Arcadiuses” fought at the end of ''Mask of Arcadius'' were L7 Prototypes, and they continue to harass the Sunrider throughout ''Liberation Day''.
* HiveMind: They are linked together by one called the mind stream. [[HiveQueen Alpha]] is the source of it, and high-ranking Prototypes like Alpha and Alice use the mind stream to send a constant stream of telepathic commands to the lesser Prototypes.
* HoneyTrap: [=L7NN=] claims that this is the entire purpose of C8 models like [[spoiler:Chigara]]. They’re sent out to seduce specific individuals and are “personalized” in accordance with the target’s tastes, which may explain why [[spoiler:Kayto and Chigara fell for each other so quickly]].
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Apart from their clothing, all of the plot-relevant Prototypes have some trait that visually distinguishes them from the lesser Prototypes. Chigara has her hair ribbon, Alice keeps her hair swept up and slicked back and also has a prominent facial scar, and Alpha has paler hair that she keeps in curls.
* ManBehindTheMan: Collectively they are this to PACT during the first game, as Veniczar Arcadius is just a persona they adopted. They stop being this once Fontana exposes Arcadius’s true nature to the galaxy, though they claim to already “own everything” regardless.
* MeaningfulName: They’re called Prototypes because they were all prototypes for Alpha, the culmination of their creator’s efforts.
* SciFiBobHaircut: The rank-and-file Prototypes all have this hairstyle.
* {{Telepathy}}: They are able to communicate with each other through “hyper brain waves”.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: They were originally created by scientists on the planet Diode for an unknown purpose. Once Alpha was created and their HiveMind formed, they decided they didn’t need to take orders and caused the Diode Catastrophe, wiping out their makers.
* UterineReplicator: They’re grown in nutrient-filled tubes.
* VillainOverride: Higher-ranked Prototypes like Alpha and Alice can take control of the lesser Prototypes whenever they want, [[IAmLegion turning them into extensions of the higher-ranked Prototypes]].
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Several characters consider them to be something less than human. Grey and Fontana both call the Prototypes twisted monsters born of science. No one has any qualms about killing them, although that part is justified since there ''is'' a war going on and the Prototypes are enemy combatants.
* YouAreNumber6: They have alphanumeric designations like [=L7NN=] and 4L1C3 instead of proper names. The only exception is their leader Alpha. The first two characters seem to be like a model number, as [=L7NN=] explains that L7 Prototypes like herself are meant to act as warriors while C8 Prototypes are meant to act as spies and {{Honey Trap}}s.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: They all have periwinkle blue hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lynn]]
Otherwise known as Prototype [=L7NN=], Lynn is the only one of Arcadius’s clones to survive the Battle of Helion. She’s taken captive at the beginning of ''Sunrider Liberation Day'', but while she proves to be a valuable source of information on the Prototypes, her insinuations and uncanny resemblance to Chigara begin to spread distrust among the Sunrider’s crew…
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* IdenticalStranger: To Chigara.
* ManipulativeBastard: She plays on Ava’s suspicions that Chigara is both a Prototype and the source of a vital information leak on the Sunrider’s movements, and fans the flames of Asaga’s resentment toward Chigara into paranoia and hatred.
* MrExposition: She divulges a lot of information about how the Prototypes work.
* VillainousRescue: She saves Kayto at the end of ''Liberation Day'' by dragging him to an escape pod before the Sunrider rams the Machiavelli Actual.
* VillainsNeverLie: Everything she says about Chigara being a Prototype is ultimately [[spoiler:proven true]], but Ava and Asaga still took everything that came out of Lynn’s mouth at face value.
* YouAreNumber6: Prototype [=L7NN=]. Kayto ends up giving her the name “Lynn” during his first interrogation of her because it’s less of a mouthful.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alpha]]
The speaker for the Prototypes. When Alpha was created, she spontaneously generated a HiveMind, which resulted in the Prototypes rebelling against their creators and causing the Diode Catastrophe. She now is the center of the Prototypes, watching the hidden factories that produce hundreds of the clones.

* BigBad: Her machinations form the crux of the series' plot.
* DidntSeeThatComing: She failed to realize how all-consuming her sister's hatred of humanity was, causing her plans to fall apart.
* ElegantGothicLolita: [[spoiler:Claude]] even asks her to see Shields herself as "the Sunrider needs more lolitas."
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She clearly cares for her "sister" Alice and is concerned for her well-being, though this blinds her to Alice's [[OmnicidalManiac true goals]].
* HiveQueen: She is the originator of the Prototypes' HiveMind and directs their actions in accordance with her plans.
* ManBehindTheMan[=/=]ShadowDictator: Her endgame goal is to become this, by uniting all of humanity under Kayto's rule whom she will then control through the love of his life, Chigara.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: So you entrusted TheDragon to carry out your will of uniting humanity. Well she had other ideas and it has cost you your people's reputation and dreams completely.]]
* NonActionBigBad: Alpha never gets directly involved in the fighting, instead letting Alice and their Prototype proxies fight on her behalf.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Her desire to control humanity is so the Prototypes can save them from a certain doom. [[spoiler:Said doom is Alice's corruption of the HiveMind and the incoming Ebony Fleet.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: She doesn't seem to understand the emotion, and fears that the intense love felt by Alice and Chigara will corrupt the Prototypes' mind stream.

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[[folder:Veniczar A. Kuushana]]
An elite female Veniczar who was exiled by Aracdius when she was disgusted with PACT's bloodshed. Introduced in the end of Liberation Day, she leads the PACT fleets once again to strike back against the Solar Alliance.

* ChestOfMedals: She has five or six medals pinned to her uniform, rather modest in comparison to Admiral Grey.
* DavidVsGoliath: If Fontana’s talk is any indication, she’s made a career out of defeating New Empire fleets using forces a fraction of their size.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She really disliked how Alice did things, including the Sack of New Eden that devastated the Imperial elites and killed the first Arcadius. Upon her Rousing Speech, she declares to have the People's Alliance reformed back into LaResistance.
* TheExile: She was banished by Alice for disagreeing with her ruthless leadership and tactics. Once Alice is dead, Fontana lifts her exile and reinstates her as High Admiral of the Crimson Fleet.
* [[MrExposition Ms. Expostition]]: Explains the driving force of the previous Arcadius before Fontana took the seat.
* RedBaron: Kuushana of the Many Miracles, in reference to her ability to pull off nearly impossible victories against vastly larger and better-equipped enemy forces.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Fontana and Kuushana are close acquaintances of one another, but she isn't even mentioned until the end of ''Liberation Day''. Somewhat justified, as she ''was'' in exile since before the start of the first game.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVillified: Declares to act on the savagery of PACT, reforming it into a highly disciplined army against the Solar Alliance.

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[[folder:[[spoiler:Crow Harbor]]]]
Previously mentioned as Sola's uncle, who lead a civil war within the Holy Ryuvian Empire. He's also the commander of the Ebon Fleet and tried using a time device to send his forces before the battle that would result in their destruction. Now that they're sent forward in time and their time device destroyed, he decides rebuild the Holy Ryuvian Empire in the present day.

* AnimalMotifs: [[AnimalThemeNaming His name is Crow]] and he wears a large bird skull on his left shoulder. Do the math.
* BastardBastard: He was the bastard son of the Ryuvian Emperor, is believed to have killed his father and one of his brothers in a bid for the throne[[note]]though that may have been someone else’s doing and he just got blamed for it[[/note]], and he definitely plunged the galaxy into a civil war in order to grab the throne.
* ConquerorFromTheFuture: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. He's a conqueror from the technologically-advanced past.
* TheEvilPrince: As stated above, he is believed to have killed his father and brother (though he may not have actually done this) and he plunged the galaxy into civil war in a bid for the throne.
* EvilUncle: To Sola, as they were on opposite sides of a civil war and she was leading her father’s armies against him.
* FantasticRacism: He previously waged his civil war to eliminate the "low bloods" from the Ryuvian bloodline, Sola included.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He was mentioned several times as being the one to lead the Fallen, rebel forces who tried to seize the throne.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Not only does his Ebon Fleet presumably outclass everyone else in the setting by several orders of magnitude, but him just ''being here'' at this point in the timeline threatens to create a RealityBreakingParadox. Alpha’s entire scheme to unite humanity behind Kayto and rule them from the shadows was meant to give them a chance of winning in the fight against the Ebon Fleet, and Claude was working with the Prototypes because she thought they had the best chance of helping her resolve the paradox of Crow’s presence.
* KnightOfCerebus: His fleet being flung thousands of years into the future, appearing in an uncharted region of space- with the mighty arsenal of the AbusivePrecursors to boot- really catches everyone off guard.
* OutsideContextProblem: While present day humans have encountered ancient Ryuvian weapons, they're all only old and defective due to lack of maintenance. No one expects an entire battle fleet to appear with fully operational equipment from 2,000 years ago.
* TimeTravel: Used a time device to go back to the beginning of a battle and alter it into his favor. However, his device got sabotaged and his fleet flung thousands of years into the future. Unable to return to his own time, he decides to rebuild the Holy Ryuvian Empire by conquering the galaxy once more.

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