Characters: Super Robot Wars Classic
aka: Super Robot Wars 3
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Characters debuting in the 4/F/F Final games
"You may have the skill... but I'm better looking!"
Son of Jonathan Kazahara
, a prolific mecha designer at the Tesla Leicht Institute. He's also a mechanical designer himself, but is known more in Original Generation
as the pilot of the transforming Super Robot
Grungust. His easy-going, ladies man attitude hides his competence as a skilled pilot.
Irm's a different person in Super Robot Wars Alpha
and Super Robot Wars Original Generation
compared to his debut appearance. In 4
, he's much younger and fulfills the archetype of the calm, cool Handsome Lech
(which he keeps in later appearances). He's paired with the cool, nihilistic Ring Mao, who mostly shoves off his advances. Their Alpha
counterparts carry this relationship a bit, but are rendered more distant from each other and bicker when they even meet Like an Old Married Couple
, but they can prove to be a solid partnership. Tropes associated with Irm:
- Bragging Theme Tune: Grungust Zan!! Unfortunately, we're still waiting for it to actually appear in the games, Banpresto.
- Can't Catch Up: The Grungust isn't the monster it was back in Original Generation when the sequel was released, mostly due to it being overshadowed by other super robots like the Dynamic General Guardians and the Choukijin. Fortunately, Irm redesigns the Grungust just in time for the Second Original Generation into the Grungust Kai ("Custom") from Alpha, which subverts this and puts it back onto one of the top units early in the game.
- Captain Ersatz: Irm and the Grungust have a few similarities with Banjou Haran and the Daitarn 3, particularly in Original Generation. However, the Grungust's Chest Blaster, Eye Beams and Rocket Punch are more comparable to Mazinger Z.
- Chest Blaster: Grungust's "Final Beam" and Grungust Kai's "Ultimate Beam"
- Cool Sword: Grungust and Grungust Kai's "Keitou Ragouken"/"Calamity Sword"
- Eye Beams: Grungust's "Eye Solid Laser"
- Mid-Season Upgrade
- Handsome Lech
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Carries a black book around and dates girls between a certain age, yet this doesn't seem to faze any of the original female cast.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He'll hit on many girls, but he's got a lot of standards in "hitting". For instance, he doesn't hit on girls that are crying on either the outside or inside, as proven with this regarding Tytti Noorbuck when she's in a near Heroic BSOD after the recovery of the Zamzeed in the Second Original Generation.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: His conversations with Jonathan in Original Generation imply Jonathan wasn't that great of a father.
- Leitmotif: "Time to Come"
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy
- The Power of Love: Though he may carry the "Love" Spirit Command and can cast it for half the normal cost upon achieving certain requirements, it feels odd he's not actually in a relationship with Ring anymore in Original Generation...
- However, the hidden "love bonus" gameplay mechanic places the two at a much higher tier, moreso than other couples.
- Rocket Punch: Grungust's "Boost Knuckle" and Grungust Kai's "Hyper Boost Knuckle"
- Rule of Cool: See quote
- Shipper on Deck: Joins in with Excellen Browning on some of her schemes.
- Shout-Out: In the Second Original Generation, there's a chance Irm will utter the phrase "Sora wo miro, hoshi wo miro...ttene" ("Look at the sky, look at the star...just kidding") when using the Grungust's Calamity Blade. This is a reference to the opening song lyrics from Ultraman Taro.
- Start My Own: At the end of the Second Original Generation, Irm contemplates making his own team in the same vein as the ATX and SRX Team. For starters, he's recruited Ryoto Hikawa, Rio Mei Long and Ing Egret.
- Talking to Himself: In F/F Final with Mashymere Cello. Since Irm didn't get sent into the future with the rest of Londo Bell in Alpha Gaiden, he never got the chance to meet Jamil Neate.
- Note they do get a tiny window of time to meet each other towards the very tail end of the game, though they don't get to speak to each other that much outside of battle.
- You Gotta Have LONG Blue Hair: Probably the only person who can make a mullet look badass.
Ring is one of the eight selectable originals and represents the cool, nihilistic archetype. In Alpha
and Original Generation
, she's portrayed as the CEO of Mao Industries, a mecha manufacturing company and developer, but can easily transition back into the seat of the Gundam-like
Huckebein and take names in defense of her company. She has a rocky relationship with Irm: in their first incarnation, although close, she's abhorred with his constant flirting; for her Alpha
counterpart, they're distant, though they still work great as a team when needed and trust each other. Tropes associated with Ring:
- Authority Equals Asskicking: A rare, non-military example, being CEO of a major mecha manufacturer, although Alpha and Original Generation does hint she was originally a member of the PTX Team, hence, the origins of her piloting skills.
- Berserk Button: When they were dating, she saw Irm having tea with a female employee; let's just say the result for Irm was NOT pretty...
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: Back in 4, Ring has a habit of experimenting with weird food combinations, like mayonnaise curry.
- Demoted to Extra: Ever since Original Generation 2, Ring has yet to rejoin the playable roster. Justified that she's all tied up with her duties as the CEO of Mao Industries. Made more unlikely for her to reappear in a Huckebein for future events, given the entire destruction of the Huckebein series in the Second Original Generation.
- Flawed Prototype: In Original Generation, the original Huckebein 008R had the Tronium Engine installed, which was created through research of Tronium from the crashed Meteor-3. First testing of it led to the "Vanishing Trooper Incident" that killed all but three peoplenote . The Huckebein 008L, powered by the Black Hole Engine given to Earth researchers by the Zuvorg Alliance as a goodwill offering, was sealed away in response to the disaster. It was let out from storage because Ring needed to use it and so the Inspectors didn't seize it when they invaded Mao Industries. Despite Wendolo revealing the incident was punishment for Earth scientists opting to not use the Black Hole Engine for the Huckebein series, Ring still trusts the 008L.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Shinji Ikari...AS A COOL WOMAN!
- Leitmotif: "Time to Come"
- Non-Singing Voice: Ring's image song, "Yuuki no Jidai" is sung by a duo called "Saichi & Nao".
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy
- Retired Badass: Original Generation only, but boy, does she come back in spectacular fashion.
- Rose-Haired Girl
- Sphere of Destruction, BFG: Huckebein's Black Hole Cannon
- Talking To Herself: With Shinji in F/F Final and Alpha
Lenonjayce "Jayce" Starlord (Voiced by Keiichi Nanba)
, full of justice passion
" male archetype, Jayce apparently likes bonsai
and is quite gentle beneath all that Hot-Blooded
yelling. He is also the first character to invent the infamous "Gespenst Kick" (inspired with Benkei Kuruma
learning the "Daisetsuzan Oroshi"), later used and popularized by Kai Kitamura
. He pairs up with Mina Likering. Tropes associated with Jayce:
Hector Madison (Voiced by Ryuzou Ishino)
The female archetype of the "Hot-Blooded
, full of justice passion
". Compared to the usually calm Jayce, Patricia is a complete hyperactive, enthusiastic girl, especially in making sure justice prevails. She's usually paired with Hector. Like Jayce, she also invents the "Gespenst Punch", which doesn't get copied word-for-word, but might as well be today's better known "Jet Magnum". Tropes associated with Patricia:
Arwynn "Wynn" Dorstein (Voiced by Toshihiko Seki)
The Divine Crusaders (includes members who did not debut in Original Generation)
Bian Zoldark (Voiced by Shozo Iizuka)
The leader of the Divine Crusaders, and the father of Lune Zoldark
, Bian began as a scientist who forms the Extra-Over Technology Institute (EOTI) as a means of researching alien technology for Earth's benefit (mainly due to the arrival of Meteor-3 near Aidoneous Island in the South Pacific). It's through Bian's research the mysterious material known as "Tronium" is discovered, with Bian handing over 4 of the 5 useable samples to the Earth Federation Army. However, what he really is doing is slowly forming a rebel group called the "Divine Crusaders" (DC) to take on alien invasions because The Federation
's severely under-equipped for the task. Most DC recruits take this wholesale and go to extreme lengths to crush the government overall because they believe Bian's words are really an excuse to Take Over the World
. In reality, Bian knows that if The Federation understands how serious the alien threats are, they'll rise to the challenge and gather the means to defeat them. The army has the potential; they just don't know it.
In other words, Bian wants to train the heroes in order for them to become stronger and more aware of their power
. Only a select few people in the Divine Crusaders actually know his true intentions, such as Shu Shirakawa and his daughter
(in the "Classic Timeline
and Original Generation
continuities) as well as Maier von Branstein, his son Elzam and Sanger Zonvolt
. Bian faces the heroes and is eventually killed at Aidoneus Island for the Classic Timeline and Original Generation
. In contrast, his Alpha
counterpart is alive; in fact, Bian's words are taken seriously because of the events from Gunbuster
and Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Bian creates and pilots the Valsion as his personal machine and creates a second unit he modifies for Lune, which features a prototype of the Direct Motion Link system that would be found in another series he creates, the Dynamic General Guardians (DGGs). Tropes associated with Bian:
- Four Star Badass Labcoat: Manages to form a rebellion, build several extremely powerful mecha and nearly bring The Federation to its knees...and he did the first two without being noticed by the government.
- Closet Geek: Implied, and confirmed by Lune, to be an old school Super Robot anime fan, their designs inspiring his Dynamic General Guardian series.
- Crazy-Prepared: The 4 DGGs are a perfect example of why Bian's planning is so extensive, and we haven't even seen the fourth one yet.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Bian disapproves of any system that will cause harm to a pilot. That's why implements like the ODE, GEIM and LIOH were never given the green light while he was in charge of the DC.
- Final Boss: In Super Robot Wars 2
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Bian's been around the block several times - Hatchan and Nappa, Ankoku Daishogun, Tetsuguyu, Ryu Jose, Benkei (in Getter Robo Armageddon), and Barragan Luisenbarn.
- Ignored Expert: The reason he opposes the Federation with his Divine Crusaders. In Alpha, they actually listen (thanks to the fall of the Macross proving there's heavily armed aliens out there), thus the DC War never occurs.
- Killed Off for Real: Except in Alpha
- Leitmotif: "Valsion"
- Mad Scientist: Zigzagged, when you consider the DGGs and especially the Valsione. Seriously, how the hell did Bian come up with the Valsione's design?
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Of the real plot
- Necessarily Evil
- The Obi-Wan: Yet another variation. Despite being the Designated Villain (to which he later subverts), the subsequent analysis of his actions affects the heroes a lot.
- Orcus on His Throne: Played straight, then subverted, and ultimately played straight again. Bian reveals he doesn't feel the need to kick back and let his subordinates do all the hard work. He gladly takes to the field towards the end of the first half of the route for Ryusei Date, despite Adler Koch thinking Bian's insane for doing so. Granted, it's only for one scenario (upon which he returns to headquarters until the heroes arrive) but the impact of Bian actually showing himself impresses a lot of people aboard the Hagane.
- Otaku: A slightly subtle version, but comments from Lune in the Classic Timeline reveals Bian's a giant robot geek who built the Valsion based on shows he used to watch. In Original Generation, he makes the password for unlocking secret data in the Valsione a catchphrase from one of those shows.
- Sliding Scale of Villain Threat: Everyone assumes Bian fits the "Global Threat" category, when he really is more of an Anti-Villain.
- Stealth Mentor
- Villain with Good Publicity: His public relations campaign wins a lot of supporters for the DC, as well as respect from the Earth Federation Army higher-ups, despite being labelled a massive threat by the government. You have to wonder if this side of Bian is a small Shout-Out to Lex Luthor.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despite what many DC members think, global domination is the absolute last resort for Bian.
Thomas Platt (Voiced by Hidenari Ugaki)
A member of the Divine Crusaders, he played a minor role in the original Divine Crusaders War, but managed to avoid capture by Federation forces long enough to get transported to La Gias. Thomas joins the Bagonian military and has several encounters with Masaki Andoh
and his companions during The Lord of Elemental
storyline. Thomas returns in Super Robot Wars EX
, still part of the Bagonian military, as well as a Designated Villain
towards the heroes.
In Original Generation
, Thomas begins like his Classic Timeline counterpart as a commander in the DC. One of his subordinates is a very nervous Ryoto. In their first mission, Thomas uses Ryoto as a decoy to smuggle a bomb (hidden in Ryoto's Lion F) that would destroy the Hagane. The plan's foiled, and has a great effect on Ryoto's view of the DC
. Thomas participates in the final defense of Aidoneous Island and continues on up until the final attack on The Federation
headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He realizes the DC's going down the tubes, and decides he's had enough. In Original Generations
, Thomas somehow manages to conceal his involvement with the DC and is now serving as a soldier in the Earth Federation Army
. Tropes associated with Thomas:
The Zuvorg Alliance is the primary antagonist of the Classic Timeline, encompassing a huge galactic conglomerate of worlds acting as supervisors to the galaxy, seeing which planet turns out to be a threat to the universe and eliminate them. Amongst them are the "Inspectors" (Wendolo, his brother
Mekibos, Vigagi, Sikalog and Aguija) and the "Guests" (Teniquette Zezenan's private army). Unfortunately, while most of them are sane, extremists like Wendolo and Teniquette turn out to be far worse, irredeemable enemies of mankind.
Tropes regarding the Zuvorg Alliance and multiple characters:
- Ace Custom: Each Inspector and Guest "general" uses one
- Artificial Humans: The primary fodder to their main force, they are the pilots to their Mecha-Mooks
- Bald of Evil: Vigagi and Sikalog, although the former claims to have hair, but merely shaves it off.
- Chest Blaster: Each Inspector and Guest Ace Custom carries a "Mega Smasher" attack. Notably, the Mega Smasher for Wendolo's Dikastis' is so powerful it can blast a giant hole from the White Star in Original Generation 2.
- Four-Star Badass: The Inspectors and Guests
- Heel-Face Turn: Mekibos finds Honor Before Reason after the Inspectors are called out on their hypocrisy. Each of the Guest leaders, aside from Tenniquette, also pull this.
- Humanity on Trial: The Inspectors seek to pacify and control the Earthlings before they become too much of a threat to galatic peace. Of course, with the Inspectors, there's a slight subversion: turns out Wendolo's just a psychopathic murderer who wants to use the trope as an excuse to commit genocide. Zezenan takes this to its extreme by declaring an act of genocide.
- Hypocrite: Wendolo gives a long speech about how humans are dangerous and will naturally cause war and death throughout the galaxy and how the Zuvorg Alliance is so superior to them, only to nonchalantly kill his brother a minute later, which he had prepared for just in case of a Heel-Face Turn. The heroes definitely don't buy any of his crap after this.
- Zezenan is this too: he shares the same belief like Wendolo and treats humanity as pests of the galaxy, though it's arguably because he wants to see if Earth has enough manpower to join the Zuvorg Alliance. When he declares about committing genocide, which the Zuvorg Council never approved of, his allies pull a Heel-Face Turn.
- Knight Templars
- Large and in Charge: Wendolo's Dikastis and Zezenan's Baran Schnile easily dwarfs all other Inspector and Guest general units.
- Leitmotif: "Violent Battle" for the Inspectors, "Genocide Machine" and "Genocide Machine II" for the Guests. Wendolo gets his own specific theme in Original Generations "The Judge and The Judged".
- No Fourth Wall: Vigagi's "What does Episode 30 mean!?" and Mekibos congratulating the player during a supposedly impossible, but winnable, scenario in Original Generation 2. In The Inspectors, when Ratsel Feinschmecker appears, Vigagi pushes away a panel.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad, Wolfpack Boss
- Worthy Opponent: Mekibos and the Guest generals are just doing their jobs to protect galactic peace (at least, that's what they believe; they're simply getting bad intel from their superiors) and find the heroes rather honorable, which causes them to double-check the info. This is in stark contrast to the rest of the Inspectors and Zezenan, who are a bunch of racist jerks and care nothing about being unfair or using dirty tricks.
Wendolo (Voiced by Makoto Takasaka in Complete Box, Yuki Kaida in Original Generations and The Inspectors)
Leader of the Zuvorg Alliance's Inspectors, Mekibos was ordered by the Zuvorg Council to investigate the Earthlings' activities and if need be, subjugate them. After he and the Inspectors successfully gained control of the White Star, setting up their primary base of operations there, Wendolo sends his forces to disable the Earth Federation Army's military. The younger brother to Mekibos
, Wendolo always has a sly, yet sinister smile on his face. Regardless of who it is, be it ally or foe, he shows no mercy.
- Ace Custom: Dikastis
- Adaptation Decay: Wendolo is forcibly made into an Einst drone in The Inspectors, complete with an angry Villainous Breakdown, rather than being the calm, in-control Creepy Child he is in the games.
- Big Bad: Of 3
- Crossdressing Voices
- Eyes Always Shut
- Genre Savvy: Wendolo knew his brother would pull a Heel-Face Turn, thus rigged the Graterkin to become immobile, giving him the chance to wipe him away with a Mega Smasher.
- Meaningful Name: "Dikastis" loosely means "judge" or "juror" in Greek
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Teen Genius: Although his exact age is unknown, Wendolo is the leader of the Inspectors and has his older brother Mekibos serving under him.
- Teens Are Monsters
- Vocal Evolution: In the PlayStation-only "Complete Box" release, Wendolo's voice is very high-pitched and sounds a little annoying, almost like a little child. In Original Generations, Wendolo sounds more mellow, calculating and considerably sinister, to the point of Magnificent Bastardry. This is likely due to The Other Darrin.
One of the Inspectors sent to Earth, the arrogant Vigagi views Earthlings as nothing but "barbarians", insisting their actions are a threat to galactic peace, and their future expansion into the cosmos a potential danger to the Zuvorg Alliance. In Original Generation 2
, Vigagi quickly seizes control of the Tesla Leicht Institute, but is unable to prevent Sanger and Ratsel from acquiring their new units hidden beneath the installation and is forced to retreat. Vigagi is tasked to defend the Inspector-occupied Moon Cradle, but is killed in combat by the Hiryu Custom and its crew
Another of the five Inspectors sent to Earth and older brother to Wendolo
, Mekibos hastily destroyed Earth Federation forces at the White Star and helped established their command base in Original Generation 2
. He also led the attack on the Moon Cradle and Mao Industries, with hopes to gain the Huckebein MK III for Inspector use. Cool-headed, taciturn and reasonable, his battles against the Earthlings slowly convinced him they are not as primitive, nor dishonorable, as they were seen. Realizing there was never a need to "inspect" humanity, Mekibos returns to Wendolo and attempts to persuade the Inspector leader to stand down; unfortunately, Wendolo refuses to put aside differences. Before he can escape, Mekibos had the teleportation system rigged in the Dikastis, yet Wendolo himself had the Graterkin rendered immovable and finished him off
.However, in 4 and the Second Original Generation, Mekibos' battered body is somehow recovered by the Zuvorg Alliance. Rendered as a cyborg, the Zuvorg Council sends him on a mission to return to Earth and stop Zezenan and the Guests
The only non-speaking Inspector, Sikalog is the lover of Aguija and is usually seen with her. Along with Mekibos, Sikalog assists in capturing the White Star in Original Generation 2
, making his final stand inside the installation
- Ace Custom: Drukin
- The Brute
- Epic Flail: Sikalog's Drukin
- Flat Character: It doesn't help that he's a mute in all incarnations , which doesn't provide him with a lot of characterization.
- The Voiceless: Does not speak a single word, though Aguija states he does speak, albeit via a thought device embedded in his brain. Problem is, Aguija seems to have the only receiver of the device.
Aguija (Voiced by Shinobu Adachi in Complete Box, Shiori Oota in Original Generations, Yuu Asakawa in The Inspectors)
The sole female Inspector, the hot-headed and loud Aguija despises anyone calling her "old", despite being in her twenties. With her "darling" Sikalog in Original Generation 2
, she and Inspector forces occupy the White Star. Aguija later gives chase to the members of Project Terrestrial Dream
, after they flee the Tesla Leicht Institute, but is pushed back by the Cybuster
. Aguija is killed in the defense of the White Star, as Federation forces move to drive the Inspectors away from Earth
Teniquette Zezenan (Voiced by Issei Masamune, Masashi Hirose in the Second Original Generation)
A member of the Zuvorg Council and leader of the "Guests" (a term code-named by the Earth Federation), a special force sent to inspect and control planets. In Original Generation, Zezenan was present at the christening of the Shirogane in Antarctica (it was really Earth Federation officials negotiating terms of surrender to the Ze Balmary Empire), disguised as a Balmarian and attempted to strike a convenient deal with the Earth Federation. Unfortunately for Zezenan, Shu and his Granzon unceremoniously interrupted the proceedings. According to Zezenan, he was to underhandedly provide raw technology for the Earth, but at the same time, spark conflict and war within the Federation, with the purposes that the technology he gave to them would be put into use primarily as military weapons. Doing so would give the Zuvorg Alliance the incentive to send him and the Guests to subdue the Earthlings; however, Zezenan notes the humans' ability to craft weapons surpassing that of the Zuvorg, providing him greater weaponry that anyone else in the Alliance. He also wanted samples of Balmarian technology, which the Zuvorg had not acquired themselves
.When Zezenan the Guests arrived on Earth for their invasion in the Second Original Generation, he did not expect the government and its military to be fully prepared, as the Gaia Sabers anticipated their drop points around the globe, and hastily fended off their preemptive strikes. In reality, Mekibos, who was the pipeline between the Earth and the Zuvorg Alliance going by the Code Name Gray, has been supplying the Gaia Sabers with information
Unlike most Zuvorg members, Zezenan's rather prejudiced against the Earthlings, viewing them as nothing more than a collection of apes. While supposedly kind to his subordinates, he mainly sees his soldiers as disposable tools. Tropes regarding Zezenan are:
Justine Chafrois (Voiced by Yuko Mizutani)
- Ace Custom: Beudrifar
- Eyepatch of Power: Always wears one; even the Beudrifar has a special camera that matches hers. Her actual eye is perfectly fine, and she just uses it as a visual aid when aiming.
- In-Series Nickname: "Seti"
- Subordinate Excuse: Justine used to be engaged to Grofis, but he called it off after he became a mercenary. She followed him and still has feelings for him.
- The Other Darrin: Averted. She's the only Guest character to have the same voice actor in the transition from F/F Final to the Second Original Generation.
- Rings of Death: Beudrifar's "Cross Saucer"
- Vocal Evolution: Her voice acting has noticeably gone deeper and less playful than what she sounded in F/F Final
Zebris Forschwa (Voiced by Ryusuke Oobayashi in F/F Final, Cho in the Second Original Generation)
Grofis Lacrein (Voiced by Kazuo Hayashi in F/F Final, Tomofumi Ikezoe in the Second Original Generation)