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!Kyosuke Nanbu (Voiced by Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa)
[[caption-width-right:225:Expect to see him and his [[{{Expy}} derivatives]] '''[[SpotlightStealingSquad a lot]]'''.]]
-->"''[[CatchPhrase I don't mind betting on tough odds!]]''"

Making his debut in the lowly ''Compact 2'' trilogy, Kyosuke Nanbu [[BreakoutCharacter proved popular enough]] his game gets updated into ''Impact'' and becomes another protagonist for the first ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', though his route becomes [[CanonDisContinuity non-canon]] (the second half of it, anyways). Kyosuke's [[TheStoic grumpy]] with a bad life-or-death gambling habit, who takes war seriously. His partner's the extremely cheery [[MsFanservice Excellen]] [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Browning]], who becomes a good {{Foil}} for his stoicism, for good reason: without her, he may as well become ''too'' grumpy like his EvilTwin [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationAntagonists Beowulf]] in the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance "Shadow-Mirror" universe]]. He also has an [[BornLucky unnatural streak of luck]]: in the past, he was one of two shuttle crash survivors, coming out with just minor bruises and scratches. While usually calm, he has a BerserkButton: go ahead and endanger his woman and he becomes a {{Determinator}} with a dangerous TranquilFury.

In ''Original Generation'', Kyosuke's the new recruit to the "ATX Team", selected by [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlphaGaiden Sanger Zonvolt]], but after Sanger's FaceHeelTurn, he's promoted to team leader and proves himself to be [[TookALevelInBadass equally as good as Sanger in the role]] that the change is permanent. His biggest contribution in ''Original Generation 2'' is during the war against the "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Inspectors]]" and the Shadow-Mirror, wherein he becomes TheRival to [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]]. At the same time, he's also targeted by the "Einst", especially Einst Alfimi, but he and Excellen manage to persuade her to turn against her creator. The events in ''Original Generation Gaiden'' puts Kyosuke into HeroicBSOD for three times, due to his apparent failure to protect his a friend. Thankfully, Axel (who by this time gets a HeelFaceTurn) manages to set him straight after a DynamicEntry rescue on the latter.

Sometime after ''Original Generation Gaiden'', Kyosuke disappears in a dimensional rift during a live-fire training exercise with [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Ryusei Date]], [[VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode ending up in the world of "Eria"]]. After their misadventure, he disappears to who knows where, though it turns out he's transported into the subterranean world of "[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden La Gias]]", meeting up with [[Characters/MasouKishin old comrade Lune Zoldark and the Herald Hwang Yang Long]], alongside multiple members of the "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationSteelDragonBattleGroup Steel Dragon Battle Group]]" in the ''Second Original Generation''. With [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsEX the events in La Gias solved]], Kyosuke and his allies return to the surface world, only now their newest enemies are the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationAntagonists "Gaia Sabers", "Garden of Baral"]] and "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Ruina]]". This time around, he takes a more sidelined role.

Kyosuke pilots the very bulky {{real robot|Genre}} "[[http://images.wikia.com/superrobotwars/images/7/7c/Alteisen.png Alt Eisen]]" and its MidSeasonUpgrade "[[http://images.wikia.com/superrobotwars/images/3/37/Alteisen_Riese.jpg the Alt Eisen Riese]]", all that adheres to the RuleOfCool (so heavy it needs a "Tesla Drive" to stand up, and he's the only one who can use the Alt). They embody these tropes:
* AcePilot: With the heavy-hitting Alt, Kyosuke most definitely is a "Steamroller" and serves as the go-to-guy for heading shock assaults.
* AceCustom: Played with
** The Alt Eisen was the prototype for a proposed "Gespenst MK III" line of next-generation "[[AMechByAnyOtherName Personal Troopers]]" but due to several design flaws (it's weight chief among them) it was deemed too impractical for mass-production. It wound up in Kyouske's hands almost by accident. The designer was desperate to prove the concept could work, but couldn't find anyone who could pilot the mech effectively. That is until Kyosuke entered the picture. Despite his misgivings about the machine, he was harangued into taking it out for some field tests- just as The "[[CivilWar Divine Crusaders War]]" broke out. Without any options, he used the machine for the entire campaign.
** The Alt Eisen Riese is even more impractical: it's so heavy and unbalanced it needs a Tesla Drive, a part normally used to make mecha and ships fly, to ''stand up''. That being said, its specifications are tailored for Kyosuke to use (he had a hand in developing it), ultimately playing this trope straight.
* AlphaStrike: Alt Eisen's "Trump Card" and Alt Eisen Riese's "Claymore Overlord". The exact sequence varies between games, but he typically stars it off with a barrage to stun the opponent, closes the distance with a dash attack, then unloads everything else at point blank range. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjwQkvbwRAw Like so]]
* AnimalMotifs: The Alt looks a bit like a Rhino Beetle; the ''Riese'' even more so, particularly when it's moving at full-throttle.
* AppropriatedAppellation: The Alt was supposed to be designated the Gespenst MK III, but never received it due to aforementioned reasons. Its engineers took to calling it ''Alten Eisen'' ([[GratuitousGerman roughly]] "Old Iron" or "Pig Iron"; a low quality ore used for scrap metal) in reference to the German phrase "Zum alten eisen gehören" - "to be on the shelf/scrap heap". It was later shortened to ''Alt Eisen'' and the name stuck, despite its designer's protests.
* AwesomeButImpractical
** Trump Card involves the Alt unloading its ''[[MoreDakka entire]]'' arsenal, making for one extremely powerful attack. Unfortunately, it's a one-round attack, but like other units with similar one-round weaponry, proper use of parts and allied "Spirit Commands" can remedy this. Savvy players tend to rely more on [[CombinationAttack Rampage Ghost]] for heavy-hitting purposes.
** Meanwhile, the Riese's Claymore Overlord lets players to use it twice in scenarios (excluding "resupply" via battleship or a teammate).
** InUniverse, the Alt Eisen and ''especially'' the Alt Eisen Riese are this (see AceCustom).
* BadassNormal: Played with - while most of his TrueCompanions are pilots with powerful PsychicPowers or not even human at all, he manages to win solely by skill and loads of combat experience behind the cockpit (being the only person who can pilot the [[AwesomeButImpractical Alt Eisen/Alt Eisen Riese]]). What's "abnormal" about him is his insane luck giving him the capability to survive injuries that should ordinarily kill anyone else.
* [[BandagedBabe Bandaged Dude]]: In ''The Inspectors'', the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Original Generation 2'', after he gets trashed by Axel.
** EyepatchOfPower: Wears a medical patch over his right eye for a few episodes after the above incident. [[HesBack He tears it off after he gets the Riese]].
* BattleCouple: With Excellen; their chemistry and coordination is so good they can bounce enemy mecha like beach balls with each other's attacks.
* BigBrotherMentor: His friendship with [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationSteelDragonBattleGroup Ariel Org]] in the ''Second Original Generation'' has shades of this, [[spoiler:to wit they even get a CombinationAttack in the game]].
* BornLucky: He got it after the shuttle crash. Since then, he's dead meat without it, which goes along with...
** NoOneCouldSurviveThat, MadeOfIron: Shuttle incident, check; got sabotaged in his very first attempt to test a TransformingMecha, [[http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/1/10 check]]; being ripped apart by Axel, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqgrIemtzSs check]]. He's become this site's [[Pantheon/LifeAndCreation patron saint of "Improbable Death-Cheating"]].
** {{Lampshaded}} after he survived the Wildraubtier transformation failure:
---> "...I managed to survive... [[{{Foreshadowing}} again]]."
* CallingYourAttacks
** Usually averted due to him playing TheStoic; maybe that's why Banpresto forced him to go HotBlooded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcoMQ2ubyKs when he's put into the Gespenst MK II Type-S]].
** They did it again in ''The Inspectors'', though this is justified due to the words "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OcwkRpuHuA Shout Now]]" clearly seen in order to activate the attack.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:In the prologue of ''The Inspectors'', Axel defeats Beowulf using his Soulgain's "[[RocketPunch Genbu Godan]]", seen impacted on Beowulf's Einst-ified Gespenst MK III. In the final battle, Axel and Kyosuke's combined attacks breaks open the once again transformed MK III's outer armor, revealing the Soulgain's arm still lodged in its chest. Guess how Kyosuke, with no ammo left, takes down Beowulf]]?
* CombinationAttack: "Rampage Ghost" with the (Rein) Weiss Ritter, [[spoiler:"Code E.D.N." with the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Flickerei Geist]]]]
* CounterAttack: Is built around this trait throughout ''Original Generation'' - not only does he naturally learn the "Counter" pilot skill[[note]]Gain a chance of attacking first before the enemy strikes first[[/note]], his "Ace Bonus" in various installments increases the activation rate of Counter, CriticalHit rate and/or damage dealt as a result of Counter activating.
* DeflectorShield: In ''Impact'', both versions of the Alt come with a built-in "Beam Coat"[[note]]Protection against beam-based weaponry[[/note]]. The ''Original Generation'' games do not give the Alt this (though the Riese in ''The Inspectors'' is equipped with it) until the ''Second Original Generation''.
* '''{{Determinator}}''': Sanger once described him as "a man who will charge headfirst into danger and always find a way to win, no matter how bad the odds"; an apt description, since he's also notoriously difficult to kill. {{Lampshaded}} in the games by Kyosuke.
--> "It doesn't matter how thick your armor is: I'll pierce it."
** DeterminedExpression: His default expression for his character portrait
* DueToTheDead: In ''The Inspectors'', [[spoiler:Kyosuke regains consciousness in intensive care midway through the funeral for [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationSteelDragonBattleGroup Daitetsu Minase]] and practically drags himself all the way to the main deck to pay his last respects]].
* {{Expy}}
** Reiji Arisu of ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and Haken Browning of ''[[Characters/EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]''. When Kyosuke meets Haken in ''Original Generation'' {{Sequel}} ''The Moon Dwellers'', the latter nicknames him "[[MeaningfulName Gambling Wolf]]".
*** Note despite Haken having a color-scheme making him more of a Sanger {{Expy}}, including his storyline of [[spoiler:being a [[ArtificialHuman "W-Numbers"]] human clone of [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lemon Browning]]]], Haken carries similar character traits to Kyosuke (stoicism, gambling habits/references), a main weapon with a PileBunker and leadership qualities. Also, the director for ''Endless Frontier'' was the one in charge of ''Impact'' and ''Namco X Capcom''.
** Resident LittleMissBadass Vita from ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has many references to the Alt Eisen: her "[[InstantArmor Barrier Jacket]]" is predominantly red and black (with some white highlights), her "[[EmpathicWeapon Armed Device]]" is called "Graf ''Eisen''" which, while a hammer, functions as a barrier-piercing attack with a pike by spending cartridges and also has the power to attack her enemies with tons of iron balls. Also, [[TheWorfEffect she gets trounced by new characters quite frequently]].
** InUniverse, as of the ''Second Original Generation'', the Flickerei Geist used by Ariel: its right arm is the same one Axel tore off the Alt during "Operation Plantagenet" in ''Original Generation 2''.
* FieldPromotion: Is given full command of the ATX Team following Sanger's departure. After [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Ingram Prisken]] pulls his FaceHeelTurn]], he's promoted to First Lieutenant and practically overall battle commander of the ''Hagane'' and ''Hiryu Custom'' forces. Whoo! Talk about BreakoutCharacter.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: In the ATX Team, Kyosuke would be the "Choleric"; he was "Phlegmatic" when Sanger was around.
* FoeTossingCharge: Displayed in Episode 23 of ''The Inspector'' - Kyouske [[HesBack finally returns to the front lines]] with the new and improved Alt Eisen Riese to [[spoiler:rescue a {{Brainwashed}} Excellen from the Einst]]. He {{No Sell}} a beam shot that would have taken out the ''Hagane'' and proceeds to tear his way through every Einst thrown in his path. At one point, loads of [[AnimatedArmor Einst Gemuet]] literally ''dog pile'' the Riese; Kyosuke responds by using the Alt's [[ShouldersOfDoom Claymore Launchers]] to blow half of the mess away [[note]]As in, a point-blank barrage that ''rips them to shreds''[[/note]], then makes quick work of the rest.
* TheGambler: [[MillionToOneChance No matter how stacked the odds are]], he "[[ILikeThoseOdds doesn't mind betting on them]]".
* GatlingGood: Alt Eisen Riese's "Chaingun"; the "Claymore Launchers" also count due to its firing speed.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Did this to Sanger in ''Original Generation'' after he hesistates rejoining his ATX Team allies when he betrayed them.
--> "We don't need a moping fool. We need Sanger Zonvolt, The Sword That Cleaves Evil!"
* GutFeeling
** Going along with his gambling motif, Kyosuke's very good at weighing the playing field: sharp instincts coupled together with a fair amount of savviness makes for a man who's rarely blind-sighted.
** Back in the first ''Original Generation'' game, he was only person besides [[Characters/CompatiHeroSeries Gilliam Yeager]] who suspected [[spoiler:Ingram]] was a traitor; his initial assumption the traitor had an agenda separate from the "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aerogaters]]" also turned out to be correct. In ''Original Generation 2'', he pegged [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]] as TheMole within minutes of meeting her and correctly assumed that she was working for a [[JustForPun shadowy]] third-party.
* GotMeDoingIt: In the OG games his habit of using gambling metaphors proves to be extremely catchy; {{lampshaded}} by Excellen who calls it the "Kyosuke disease". Even [[TheRival Axel]] picked up the habit, much to his annoyance.
* HeroicBSOD: Combined with ILetGwenStacyDie, Kyosuke's hit with this '''three times''' in ''Original Generation Gaiden''. Absolutely mind-boggling he hasn't become TheWoobie yet; fortunately, the latter's subverted later on thanks to Axel.
* HotBlooded
** While he usually comes off as apathetic, cold and reserved towards just about anything, there are times on the battlefield where his emotions break through and he shows this trope.
** Hiliariously used for a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcoMQ2ubyKs certain attack in the Gespenst MK II Type-S]].
* HoverMecha: Alt Eisen Riese; because it's so heavy and can barely move, the Tesla Drive installed doesn't allow the Riese to fly. Instead, it hovers off the ground.
* ICanStillFight: In ''Original Generation 2'', he insists on getting back into the fight despite Axel sending him to the ICU a few scenarios earlier. He does and sorties out with the rebuilt Riese later; changed a bit in ''The Inspectors'' where he's forced to play a side-lined role using a custom Gespenst until the Alt's repairs can be completed.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Subverted; not that he doesn't appreciate Excellen's antics, but he tends to look the other way regarding her MsFanservice hijinks.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
** Alt Eisen's "Revolver Stake" and Alt Eisen Riese's "Revolving Bunker" works like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8LSKeEQfLs&feature=related this]]; emphasis on "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpEi5C3tGSw&feature=related extreme]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KEbnV8XRDk prejudice]]".
** HilarityEnsues after performing the Revolving Bunker: the Riese will reload in a manner that makes it look like it's FlippingTheBird.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Alt uses a PileBunker and carries ShouldersOfDoom as weapons[[note]]The Claymore Launchers fire HumongousMecha-sized ''titanium ball bearings''[[/note]]. When it's upgraded to the Riese, it can't even move with the extra armor and weaponry; who in the right mind would ''want'' to use this machine? Fortunately, Kyosuke's the only one who can ever use it and factor in his ungodly luck, here's a true example of a weapon not fit for anyone ''but'' him.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Even in a setting where {{super robot|Genre}}s generally outclass real robots, the Alt Eisen manages to rival most supers in power with a chaingun, an electrified cutting horn, a gigantic PileBunker and a pair of shoulder launchers that fire titanium ball bearings.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBKhqPwbxCg Kotetsu no Beowulf]]'' ("Steel Beowulf")
* LightningBruiser
** Tanking and dealing high damage while still being able to dodge are all wrapped up in one Alt Eisen-shaped package. The Riese, if set up correctly, can be a top-tier unit.
** Justified InUniverse: the Alt was specifically designed to charge into enemy lines via blitz strategies, hence its heavy armor and high acceleration. Incidentally, this is also why it's so difficult to pilot: it's set up for high-risk high-reward combat (which, come to think of it, [[FridgeBrilliance fits Kyosuke's personalty like a glove]]).
* MeaningfulName
** His surname "Nanbu" is named after the RealLife [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nambu_pistol "Nambu" pistol]].
** Kyosuke and Excellen's CombinationAttack is named "Rampage Ghost" as both their signature machines are customized Gespensts (German for "specter").
** The Claymore Launchers are named after the samed-named "M18 Claymore anti-personnel mines" housing hundreds of steel balls to maximize lethality when triggered.
* MoreDakka: The general idea behind the Alt's design. Interestingly, most of the Alt's weapons are classified as melee-based, including its Claymore Launchers.
* MulticoloredHair: Brown and gold
* OfficialCouple: To the point where their PortmanteauCoupleName is "Kyocellen".
* OnlyICanMakeItGo: InUniverse, it's generally agreed he's the only one who can effectively use the Alt; [[GameplayAndStorySegregation game-play does not prevent anyone from putting a different pilot in its cockpit]], but there's not much incentive to since it disables Rampage Ghost [[spoiler:and Code E.D.N.]]
* PatrickStewartSpeech: Him giving one to the Neue Regisseur ultimately convinces Alfimi to pull her HeelFaceTurn.
* PietaPlagiarism: In ''The Inspectors'' [[spoiler:when Excellen is rescued by Kyouske]], their mecha are in this pose.
* PileBunker: Alt Eisen's Revolver Stake and Alt Eisen Riese's Revolving Bunker
* RatedMForManly: One of the ''manliest'' characters in the entire franchise.
* RuleOfCool: Played with - the whole premise of the Alt Eisen is this trope, yet it's pointed out the things that make it awesome also make it an impractical piece of scrap, but since Kyosuke makes it work to his favor, it adds to his appeal.
%%* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl
* ShouldersOfDoom: An entirely functional one - the giant boxes that are the Alt Eisen's shoulders contain both the delivery mechanisms and the uncountable number of titanium ball bearings involved in the Claymore Launchers.
* TheStoic: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}
** Kyosuke is this by default, but he has gone NotSoStoic several times throughout ''Original Generation Gaiden''.
** In ''The Inspectors'', he's visually disturbed when he learns of the existence of his EvilTwin, [[spoiler:more so when he meets Beowulf in the final episode]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Kyouske knows better than to let his opponents get under his skin, so his usual response to any sort of taunt is to either ignore it or shut up 'em up with snark.
* TeamNormal: Of the ATX Team - Excellen's a HalfHumanHybrid, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Kusuha Mizuha and Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield]] are "[[PsychicPowers Psychodrivers]]", Lamia's a RidiculouslyHumanRobot and [[spoiler:Ariel is an ArtificialHuman]].
* TranquilFury: A '''master''' of this trope
** Kyosuke ''never'' loses his composure when his [[BerserkButton buttons]] are pressed and always stays focused on the task at hand; hell, he becomes ''more'' determined to beat the crap out of anyone who pushed it in the first place. A good example comes from ''Original Generation'' after [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationAntagonists Hans Weber]]]] [[FaceHeelTurn turns traitor]] and abducts [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationSteelDragonBattleGroup Princess Shine Hausen]]]], then flees while a large enemy force attacks the Far Eastern Izu Base. Kyosuke orders his allies to focus on dealing with the more immediate threat rather than chase the kidnappers, prompting this exchange:
--> '''[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationSteelDragonBattleGroup Katina Tarask]]''': "That's cold."
--> '''Excellen''': "Not really. Kyosuke's bad about holding a grudge."
--> '''Kyosuke''': "We'll settle this later, [[spoiler:Hans]]. ''My way''."
--> '''Excellen''': "See."
*** Excellen later remarks she feels sorry for the traitor because "He made Kyosuke mad."
** The best example is during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QiJBTaX7mM Scenario 35 event]] when [[spoiler:Ingram]] ''purposely'' goes out of his way to taunt him. Kyosuke, when confronted with [[spoiler:Excellen, BrainwashedAndCrazy by Ingram]], goads Kyosuke to attack him. He responds by saying "I see", then calmly gives orders to immobilize her mech; he even [[WittyBanter exchanges a few jokes with Sanger]]. What follows is this:
--> '''Katina''': "Wow! Kyosuke's pretty calm, given the situation."
--> '''Ryusei''': "Not really..."
--> '''Katina''': "Huh?"
--> '''Ryusei''': "He's furious. I've never seen him get this angry before."
--> '''[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Irmgard Kazahara]]''': (Well, he may have be trying to... but [[spoiler:Ingram]] just pissed off the one guy he shouldn't have.)
*** Kyosuke [[HeroicResolve silently preps himself]] for a FoeTossingCharge by activating ''[[ImplacableMan every possible buff in the game]]'', prompting [[spoiler:Ingram]] to note [[ThisIsGonnaSuck it worked a little TOO well]].
* WolverinePublicity: With the exception of the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden Masou Kishin]]''-based game(s), him, his {{Expy}} or any variant of the Alt Eisen will always be on ''Original Generation''-related game covers.
* TheWorfEffect
** At least until he gets the Riese, every new villain in ''Original Generation 2'' seems to show their superiority by beating the Alt Eisen to within an inch of destruction. Justified as the villains in question (Axel and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationAntagonists Wodan Ymir]]) had tussled with Beowulf in the Shadow-Mirror universe, so they knew the strengths and weaknesses of the Alt and how to fight it.
** EnforcedTrope: [[GameBreakingInjury the Alt was also due for a serious tune-up]]: since the end of ''Original Generation'' the ATX Team had been active non-stop as part of mop-up operations and their machines were starting to wear down, particularly the Alt. Kyosuke knew it was only a matter of time before this caught up with him and had wanted to avert this earlier with a major overhaul to the Alt (in fact, the sequel [[{{Foreshadowing}} opens with him arguing with a superior about this]]). Unfortunately, he was consistently sortied into battle, which didn't give the Alt any time to rest. It wasn't until Axel tore the machine apart the Riese was green-lit for approval.

!Excellen Browning (Voiced by Creator/YukoMizutani)
[[caption-width-right:225:I have a [[PlayboyBunny bunny suit]] in my stash. [[TheTease Wanna see me in it]]?]]
-->''"Cheer up, nobody says you suck...even though you do."''

The extremely cheery MsFanservice partner and complement to Kyosuke, and his girlfriend to boot, Excellen is majorly flirty, loves to tease everyone, [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl usually the one who brings the party together]] and totally [[DevotedToYou devoted to her boyfriend]]. She's not an {{Otaku}}, but has a hint of geekiness intact, making plenty of {{Shout Out}}s here and there. She also loves acting like a CoolBigSis towards anyone younger than her. Excellen's origins are not pleasant: she was in the same shuttle accident that claimed the lives of all its passengers except her and Kyosuke. Years later, after being part of the army (Sanger's ATX Team in ''Original Generation''), it turns into coincidence Kyosuke is selected to be part of the same unit as her.

In ''Original Generation 2'', Excellen befriends ATX Team newcomer Lamia Loveless, who showcases her traits as a CoolBigSis towards her, making Lamia call her ''Ex-neesama'' ("Ms. Excel" in the localization) since Lamia's so clueless about human personality given her RobotGirl nature. Throughout ''Impact'' and ''Original Generation 2'', Excellen is hounded by Einst Alfimi, a human-Einst clone of her who wants to bring her to the Einst, leading to a situation where she does get kidnapped by the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and {{Brainwashed}} as their servant. Fortunately, Kyosuke and his allies break her free from their control. At the same time in ''Original Generation 2'', thanks to the Shadow-Mirror having a hand in the events of the game, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lemon Browning]], who shares Excellen's surname, also antagonizes Excellen, claiming she knows everything about her.

After ''Original Generation 2'', Excellen continues to accompany Kyosuke, doing her best to be his moral support, When the events of the ''Second Original Generation'' unfold, Excellen is transported into La Gias, temporarily being a "gang leader" for the bandit [[Characters/MasouKishin Gold Bagold]] until [[Characters/MasouKishin Masaki Andoh]] raids the bandit hideout, forcing Excellen out of hiding, reuniting and helping him and his allies during the "Langran Civil War", before returning to the surface, only to contend with new terrestrial and aliens threats. Over time, Excellen forms a bond with Ariel Org and at the end of the "Sealing War" in the ''Second Original Generation'', welcomes Ariel as the newest member of the ATX Team.

Excellen uses the sniping-based real robot "[[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/srw/og1/ptx-007-03c.jpg Weiss Ritter]]" until it gets upgraded/mutated into the "[[http://images.wikia.com/superrobotwars/images/0/00/Rein_Weiss_Ritter.jpg Rein Weiss Ritter]]". They embody these tropes:
* AnythingThatMoves: She'll usually flirt with anyone, regardless if its an alien, homicidal maniac, old enough to be her grandfather, young enough to be her daughter, male, female, etc. However, she'll never go the full distance with them because of her [[SingleTargetSexuality devotion to Kyosuke]]. {{Fanon}}, on the other hand, [[BiTheWay likes to say otherwise]].
* BadassInDistress: Twice - first by [[spoiler:Ingram]] (now [[CanonDiscontinuity discontinued]]), then the Einst for their own nefarious schemes.
* BeamSpam: The specialty of the Weiss and Rein Weiss with its SwissArmyGun
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Do ''not'' underestimate this woman. Excellen may act like a carefree CoolBigSis, but she's also a hardened combat veteran, extremely intelligent, and absolutely ''lethal'' at [[LongRangeFighter long-ranged combat]]. She can also be intimidating whenever she feels the need to; case in point, when Axel makes himself known to Kyosuke for the first time in ''Original Generation 2'':
--> '''Excellen''': "You seem to really hate Kyosuke... But how do you know him?"
--> '''Axel''': "What's it to you?"
--> '''Excellen''': "Well, depending on your answer, you might not leave this place alive."
* BoisterousBruiser: A rare female protagonist example, though she mixes this with HardDrinkingPartyGirl.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In her DistressedDamsel role; doubles as FightingYourFriend.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Note while Excellen's a bonafide ManicPixieDreamGirl, she has all the elements of the "gentle girl" - genuine affection, patience and emotional support for the "brooding boy".
* CovertPervert: One has to wonder what exactly goes on in Excellen's head when she starts [[LesYay flirting with girls...]]
* DeadGuyJunior: Variation; the end of ''Impact'' and ''Original Generation 2'' [[spoiler:has Excellen tell Kyosuke if she ever has a baby, she'd want a daughter and will name her Alfimi. If players trigger a specific event in ''Original Generation 2'', where Excellen is the one to deal the death blow to Lemon, she instead wants twin girls. Kyosuke correctly guesses they'd be named Alfimi and Lemon]].
* {{Expy}}: Xiaomu in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Kaguya Nanbu]] (to an extent) in ''Endless Frontier''.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: In the ATX Team, Excellen would be the "Sanguine".
* FriendlySniper: She does exhibit a variation of the ColdSniper briefly: [[spoiler:when several characters are tending to [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Aya Kobayashi]] after Ingram betrays them, almost all are ready to lie to her face about his FaceHeelTurn. When Aya wakes up, Excellen jumps in before the others get to speak and bluntly tells her Ingram hasn't only betrayed them, but he was the one who shot down Aya in the R-3 Powered. Everyone's shocked the primarily jovial and light-hearted Excellen would be so outright cold and break Aya's heart]].
* {{Gainaxing}}: A mild degree of it in ''[[VideoGameRemake Original Generations]]'', gratuituously in ''The Inspectors''.
* GunTwirling: Justified; the "Oxtongue Launcher"/"Howling Launcher" must perform this in order to switch firing modes.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Roughly a 20%-80% human-Einst hybrid]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Played with - Excellen doesn't need to have alcoholic to be this; [[ThePollyanna it's part of her nature]]. Likewise, her sunny disposition is what really cheers the cast up during the downer moments.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She's able to keep a bead on her target at ridiculous distances, even when her mech allows her to move at speeds ''exceeding the beams she's firing''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrOySCZrNMU&feature=related Hakugin no Datenshi]]'' (literally "(Pure) Silver Fallen Angel", though the title has also been translated as "Platinum Lucifer" and "White Fallen Knight").
* MalaProper: She tends to mess up or misspronaunce Japanese and Chinese Proverbs.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: The ''Impact'' and Gameboy Advance ''Original Generation 2'' Rein reverts back to the original; ''Original Generations'' {{Retcon}}s this with the Rein staying as it is. If players plan on getting this in ''Impact'', [[spoiler:the [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo]] is [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]]]]. However, getting the latter disables [[CombinationAttack Rampage Ghost]] as the Rein cannot intitate it with the Alt Eisen Riese in this game.
* MsFanservice: [[TheTease Teasing]], [[InnocentInnuendo innuendo]], [[StockingFiller stockings]], [[PlayboyBunny wearing a bunny suit]] simply for the guys' viewing pleasure, swimwear, loads of hinted LesYay, wearing only a bath towel while walking around the battleship, etc. She's even been on [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/c21405fccd38044bf1bc98213a1cbc84.jpg Japanese pillows endorsed by Banpresto]] (maybe {{NSFW}}).
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Subverted - [[spoiler:she ''[[DeadAllAlong didn't]]'' survive the shuttle accident at all; the Einst brought her back as part of their EvilPlan]].
* NoSell: For some reason, she's the only person who isn't affected by [[spoiler:Aerogater MindControl. In this case, it's because the Einst got to her first]].
* OverAndUnderTheTop: Despite Excellen [[SingleTargetSexuality over-exaggerating her affections solely for Kyosuke]] (coupled with how fans portray her), the two have some of the most tender moments on-screen.
* PhenotypeStereotype: She's from North America; Probably counts as ForeignFanservice too.
%%* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl
* ShipperOnDeck: If she wasn't a pilot, she might as well have taken a career as a matchmaker.
* ShoutOut: TONS.
** Her surname is one to the RealLife semi-automatic handgun [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning_Hi-Power Browning Hi-Power]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wPeHoHkeIM Many of her battle quotes]] are derived from elements in ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', ''Anime/MachineRobo'', ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'', ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'', ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' (localization-only); hell, she even calls out Sanger's CatchPhrase. Some of the references are justified because she originally came from a series/remake which featured them.
* StockingFiller: Sports a pair of subtle garters in official art.
* SuperSpeed: Particularly the Rein; its attack animations depict it as if it were in [[FlashStep multiple places at once]]. Trope fully demonstrated in its debut for ''The Inspectors''.
* SwissArmyGun: Weiss Riter's Oxtongue Launcher and Rein Weiss Ritter's Howling Launcher
* ThePowerOfLove: Excellen is assigned with the “Love” Spirit Command, has a rank 3 “love” relationship bonus with Kyosuke [[note]] On average, most official couples have a rank 2 love relationship bonus. [[/note]] and she coins Rampage Ghost as the "[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Love Love Attack]]".
* TheTease
* WaveMotionGun: Rein Weiss Ritter's "Howling Launcher X"
* WittyBanter, YouFightLikeACow
** Her random combat messages tend to be ''very'' unusual.
** Depending on which unit she's in and the attack that's used (re: Alt Eisen's Revolver Stake), she'll resort to DoubleEntendre.

!Einst Alfimi (Voiced by Creator/YukoMizutani)

Created exclusively for ''Impact'', when the Einst declare humanity needs a reboot via their own "{{Adam and Eve|Plot}}" to make the planet grow again after they destroy it, the Einst create a clone out of Excellen, but instead of being a ManicPixieDreamGirl HardDrinkingPartyGirl, Einst Alfimi is an EmotionlessGirl. For much of ''Impact'' and ''Original Generation 2'', Alfimi attempts to persuade Kyosuke (the Einst's chosen "Adam") to join her and the Einst, but his consistent refusal forces her to capture Excellen instead, hoping this will be the way to goad him to agree with her. After Kyosuke and his allies free Excellen from the Einst's {{Brainwashing}}, they pull their ''own'' persuasion for [[HumanityIsInfectious Alfimi to break out on her own from her Einst creators]]. [[HeelFaceTurn Not only does it work]], but she helps them defeat the Einst. Unfortunately, as Alfimi's existence is tied down to the Einst, destroying the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s inevitably destroys her as well. Alfimi fades away, dying she is thankful she has made friends.

Alfimi pilots the very scary-looking Einst mecha "[[CosmicHorror Persoenlichkeit]]" (shortened into "Lichkeit" for the localization due to space restrictions). Tropes associated with Alfimi:
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Destroying the Einst inevitably destroys her as her essence is tied down with the Einst's existence; averted in ''Original Generation Gaiden'' - her body is destroyed, but her soul continues to exist. When she comes across a near death Axel in his damaged Soulgain (just before the "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Cry Wolves]]" pick him up), she merges herself within him. Six months later, when the human-engineered Jetzt break out from containment, Alfimi reawakens with a new body and Persoenlichkeit, assisting Axel with hunting down and destroyed the Jetzt]].
* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:Alfimi returns in the ''Second Original Generation'', but moments after she returns to the Original Generation universe from the Endless Frontier, she ends up separated with Axel and forcefully absorbed by [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationAntagonists Duvan Org and his monstrous "Alles Geist"]], who hopes to extend his remaining life. Depending on the route taken, she either [[SomethingWeForgot is left hanging as Duvan doesn't cross paths with the heroes again]] or is ejected from the Alles to accompany Axel again. The latter is considered canon]].
* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:In all her playable appearances in pre-''The Moon Dwellers'', Alfimi joins the party with one of the best sets of Spirit Commands available (such as granting any ally the "Strike" Spirit Command [[note]]Ally gains 100% accuracy for one turn[[/note]] for extremely low cost). Alfimi herself gains a natural "SP Regeneration" pilot skill [[note]]Regenerate 10 SP per turn[[/note]], with her Lichkeit having HP/EN regeneration, "Full Block" [[note]]Unit and pilot are immune to negative status effects[[/note]] and "Mirror Image" [[note]]Gain a 50% chance of evading any attack[[/note]]]].
* {{Expy}}: The FinalBoss of ''Endless Frontier'', [[spoiler:the Wahrschein Lichkeit]], is basically the Persoenlichkeit through and through.
* FacialMarkings: Two red dots below the eyes of each cheek, akin to BeautyMark.
* {{Gorn}}: Notable, given the [[HumongousMecha genre]] - the Persoenlichkeit's strongest attack ''Mabuiguri'' has her send a pair of {{Familiar}}s to hold the target in place. As she makes her way, she draws her katana and [[https://youtu.be/P3wjEvrv5mU?t=73 repeatedly gouges and impales, making a bloody mess of her target]].
* GratuitousGerman: All the Persoenlichkeit's attacks are in German.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Persoenlichkeit's WeaponOfChoice; [[spoiler:incidentally becomes Alfimi's weapon in ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'']].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: These days, everyone knows Alfimi is Excellen's clone, [[spoiler:but Alfimi winding up resurrecting herself in ''Original Generation Gaiden'', all the way towards appearing in ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' and beyond]] is STILL considered a spoiler, [[spoiler:DESPITE being on the cover of ''EXCEED'']].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Alchemist With a Wavering Heart" (localized as "Alchemist's Query")
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Briefly seen under the Persoenlichkeit's faceplate in the animation for the ''[[BeamSpam Raigoue]]'' attack. [[http://imageshack.us/f/441/hownice.jpg/ It's not pretty]].
* PerkyFemaleMinion: For the Einst, [[spoiler:then she becomes Axel's]].
* PermanentlyMissableContent: [[spoiler:The only way to gain Alfimi in the ''Second Original Generation'' is to achieve enough "SR Points" to access the hard route for the final split in the game. If not, she [[SomethingWeForgot the apparent plot resolves without her, and Axel departs to look for her.]]]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: [[spoiler:How she and Axel behave to one another post-''Original Generation Gaiden''. Although the games are vague regarding the true nature of their relationship, Alfimi hints Axel cares about her more than he would like to admit]]
* ShipTease: Given whom she's a clone of, her affections for Kyosuke are blatant in ''Impact'' and ''Original Generation 2''. [[spoiler:Averted by ''Original Generation Gaiden'' since Alfimi's hanging around Axel for so long she decides to leave with him at the end of the game. {{Lampshaded}} by Alfimi stating she's the "only one who understands Axel". Cemented by ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' when the game ascends them into BattleCouple]].
* SpeechImpediment: Not really, but she talks ''really'' slow. Made more jarring considering who she's a clone of.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Alfimi" or "Alchemie"? While technically both count, given the Einst's GratuitousGerman ThemeNaming, it's more accurately the latter.
* TokenMiniMoe: Amongst the ''Impact'' originals.
* YaoiFangirl: In ''Exceed'', one of her victory quotes with [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Xiaomu]] is that she ''insists'' that it's [[{{Seme}} Aledy]] x [[{{Uke}} Axel]] instead of the other way around.

[[caption-width-right:350:Left column (top to bottom): Einst Knocken, Einst Gemuet, Einst Glied; Right column (top to bottom): Einst Regisseur, Neue Regisseur, Stern Regisseur]]

The main antagonists of ''Compact 2''/''Impact'', the Einst claim to have been around since the beginning of time, acting as the guardians of the universe and eliminate those they consider a threat to the natural order, recreating life from the ashes, if necessary. It just so happens they pick the universe where the heroes live in. To initiate their AdamAndEvePlot, the Einst create Einst Alfimi, a clone of Excellen, to have her sire a new mankind with Kyosuke, but their plans are undone when Alfimi turns on her creators and joins her human allies to destroy them instead.

Tropes regarding the Einst include:
* AGodIAmNot: In the final battle, when the Neue Regisseur explains the Einst's role, the heroes demand if it claims to be God, which the Neue denies vehemently.
* AnimatedArmor: Einst Gemuet look the least alien of all Einst units, resembling a suit of armor.
* TheAssimilator: Highlighted in ''The Inspectors'' where civilians are slowly mutated into Einst hybrids.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Because humans are slowly causing what the Einst consider "the entropy of existence", mankind has to go. However, for reasons unspecified, KillAllHumans isn't enough for the Einst. They must replace it with a ''new'' human race via an AdamAndEvePlot, except these new humans will lack emotions and souls - one which will not pose a threat to the universe. [[HeelFaceTurn Too bad one of their creations]] [[HumanityIsInfectious didn't think that can work]].
* CameBackWrong: In ''Original Generation Gaiden'', [[spoiler:the Einst return as the "Jetzt", human-engineered Einst created from "Wong Heavy Industries" as part of the "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Tsentr Project]]", used as biological weapons by capturing live Einst units via mercenery groups, such as the Cry Wolves. When they break out of containment and run amok, Axel and Alfimi are tasked with hunting them down. Furthermore, the Jetzt are responsible for the "Flatfish" encountered by the ''Hiryu Custom''. By the ''Second Original Generation'', most of the Jetzt have been destroyed, although two cores from "Jetzt Regisseur"-class units are housed inside the Flickerei Geist and Alles Geist of the Gaia Sabers]].
* CloningBlues
** Alfimi; meanwhile, the Einst also begin mimicking Kyosuke's Alt Eisen with their own "[[EvilKnockoff Einst Eisen]]"
** Taken UpToEleven [[spoiler:in ''Endless Frontier'' where half the playable cast is cloned by the Einst and must be fought]].
* ColonyDrop: In ''Original Generation 2'', [[spoiler:the Stern Regisseur attempts to ram the Earth with its 40 kilometer body, having fused itself with the "White Star"]].
* CombatTentacles: Featured on "Einst Glied" and "Einst Regisseur"-types
* FinalBoss: "[[HiveQueen Neue Regisseur]]" for ''Compact 2''/''Impact''
** TrueFinalBoss: Achieving a certain amount of Battle Masteries in ''Original Generation 2'' nets a final fight with the Stern Regisseur. Subverted in ''Impact'' where [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char Aznable]] [[HijackedByGanon hijacks the role]] if enough Skill Points are earned. Furthermore, the Stern is fought regardless in ''Original Generations'' due to {{Retcon}}.
* [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Giant Space Fish From Nowhere]]: [[spoiler:The Flatfish encountered by the ''Hiryu Custom'' in ''Original Generation Gaiden'']].
* GratuitousGerman, ThemeNaming: All names and attack names of Einst units and characters
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:The Einst in the ''Endless Frontier'' are the true BigBad, not the "[[Characters/EndlessFrontier Orchestral Army]]"]].
* LegacyCharacter: While the Einst are no more post-''Original Generation 2'', lingering elements of them continue to exist - some with benevolent purposes (Rein Weiss Ritter, [[spoiler:Alfimi, Flickerei Geist]]), some for more sinister reasons ([[spoiler:Jetzt, Flatfish, Alles Geist and its succeeding "Endlich Geist"]]).
* OrganicTechnology: They can mimic mecha perfectly, the best example being the Einst Eisen. When Excellen is taken by the Einst along with her Weiss Ritter, the machine is upgraded into the Rein Weiss Ritter using this trope in ''Impact''. With the Einst's defeat, the organic components of the Rein crumble away.
* PaletteSwap: [[spoiler:The colors of the Jetzt are largely white and grey to contrast from the predominantly purple Einst]].
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: One of the "Einst Knocken"-type's attacks
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:[[ContinuityNod The Stern Regisseur's corpse from]] ''Original Generation 2'' turns into the Einst's dimension in ''Endless Frontier'']].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The shuttle accident Kyosuke and Excellen were a part of? It was the Einst's doing; this event is how the Einst marked the two of them for their EvilPlan]].