!Kyosuke Nanbu (Voiced by Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa)
[[caption-width-right:224:You'll be seeing 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 and takes war seriously. His partner's the extremely cheery [[MsFanservice Excellen]] [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Browning]], which somehow makes up a good foil for his stoicism, for good reason: without her, he may as well become ''too'' grumpy like his EvilTwin [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Beowulf]] in the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Shadow-Mirror universe]]. He also has an [[BornLucky unnatural luck]]: in the past, he was one of two shuttle crash survivors, coming out with just minor scratches and bruises. 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/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]], but after Sanger's FaceHeelTurn, he's promoted to team leader and proves himself to be [[TookALevelInBadass equally as badass as Sanger in the role]]. He pretty much becomes the de facto leader after the ATX Team and SRX Team merge into one, eventually bringing Sanger back to the fold... unofficially. 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 friend [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]]]]. Thankfully, [[spoiler:Axel]] (who by this time gets a HeelFaceTurn) manages to set him straight after a DynamicEntry rescue.

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 in another world, he disappears to who knows where, but 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 new comrade Hwang Yang Long]], alongside multiple members of the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 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/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Gaia Sabers, Garden of Baral]], [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Ruina]] [[spoiler:and the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Guests]]]]. 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 Steel Dragon's go-to-guy for heading shock assaults.
* AceCustom: Played with. The Alt Eisen's a FlawedPrototype; the first in a proposed Gespenst MK III line of next-generation [=PTs=] but it's bulk, speed, and unorthodox weapons rendered it too clumsy and impractical to be put into mass-production. The only model produced had been gathering dust in a hanger, and seemed to be destined for the scrap heap, until Kyosuke's piloting abilities were noticed. Even then, he was only supposed to take it out for a few test runs, but the DC war broke out soon afterwords and, without any other options, he used the machine through the entire campaign, making the mecha his.
** The Alt Eisen Riese is even more impractical: it's so heavy and unbalanced that it needs a Tesla Drive, a part normally used to make mecha and ships fly, to even ''stand up''. That being said, it's specifically tailored for Kyosuke to use (he even had a hand in developing it), ultimately playing this trope straight.
* AlphaStrike: Alt Eisen's "Trump Card" and Alt Eisen Riese's "Claymore Overlord"
* 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 that's 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.
** BTW, "Riese" is German for "Giant". Alt Eisen Riese ~ Old Iron ''Giant''.
* 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 the real heavy-hitting anyways.
** Note the Riese's Claymore Overlord lets you use it twice in a scenario (excluding resupply via a teammate or battleship).
** In-universe, the Alt Eisen and ''especially'' the Alt Eisen Riese are considered this: see AceCustom.
* '''{{Badass}}''': Oh, so '''VERY''' much.
** BadassNormal: 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 battle experience behind the cockpit (being the only person who can pilot the [[AwesomeButImpractical Alt Eisen/Alt Eisen Riese]]). The only thing that'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 Inspector'', 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 mechs like beach balls with each other's attacks.
* BigBrotherMentor: His friendship with [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 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]]. And...
** ILikeThoseOdds, MillionToOneChance, TheGambler: No matter how stacked the odds are, he "[[CatchPhrase doesn't mind betting on them]]".
** {{Lampshaded}} after he survived the Wildraubtier transformation failure:
--->'''Kyosuke''': "...I managed to survive... [[{{Foreshadowing}} again]]."
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl
* CallingYourAttacks: Usually averted, due to him playing TheStoic. Maybe that's why Banpresto forced him to go HotBlooded when he's put into the Gespenst MK II Type-S.
** They did it again in ''The Inspector'', though this is entirely justified due to the words "Shout Now".
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:In the prologue of ''The Inspectors'', Axel defeats Beowulf using his Soulgain's "[[RocketPunch Genbu Godan]]", which is 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:"E.D.N." with the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Flickerei Geist]]]]
* DeflectorShield: In ''Impact'', both versions of the Alt come with a built-in "Beam Coat"[[note]]For protection against beam weaponry[[/note]]. Although the ''Original Generation'' games do not give the Alt this, the Riese in ''The Inspector'' is equipped with this.
* '''{{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." It's an apt description since he's also notoriously difficult to kill, even for a SRW protagonist
--> '''Kyosuke''': "It doesn't matter how thick your armor is... I'll pierce it."
** DeterminedExpression: Pretty much his default character portrait
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead]]: In ''The Inspector'', [[spoiler:Kyosuke regains consciousness in the ICU midway through the funeral for [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Daitetsu Minase]] and practically drags himself all the way to the main deck to pay his last respects]].
* EvilTwin: Beowulf
* {{Expy}}: Reiji Arisu of ''NamcoXCapcom'' and Haken Browning of ''[[Characters/EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]''. Kyosuke actually meets Haken in ''The Moon Dwellers'', the latter nicknamed him "Gambling Wolf".
** Note despite the latter having a color-scheme that makes 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 ''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]].
** In-universe, as of the ''Second Original Generation'', the Flickerei Geist used by Ariel: its right arm is the same one that Axel ripped 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: Episode 23 of ''The Inspector''. Kyouske [[HesBack finally makes his return to the front lines]], with a the new and improved Alt Eisen ''Riese'' and one goal in mind: [[spoiler: rescuing a Brainwashed Excellen from the Einst.]] He first [[NoSell No Sell's]] a Beam shot that would have taken out a battle ship, and then proceeds to tear his way through every Einst unit that gets 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.
* GatlingGood: Alt Eisen Riese's "Chaingun"; the Claymore Launchers might also count.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Did this to Sanger in ''Original Generation''
--> '''Kyosuke''': "We don't need a moping fool. We need Sanger Zonvolt, The Sword That Cleaves Evil!"''
* GutFeeling: Going along with his gambling theme, Kyosuke's ''very'' good at weighing the playing field; sharp instincts coupled together with a fair amount of [[GenreSavvy savviness]] makes for a guy who's rarely blind-sighted.
** Back in the first ''Original Generation'' game, he was only guy besides Gilliam who suspected that [[spoiler:Ingram]] was a traitor; his initial assumption that the traitor had an agenda separate from the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aerogaters]] also turned out to be right.
** In ''Original Generation 2'', he pegged Lamia as TheMole within minutes of meeting her, and correctly guessed she was working for a [[JustForPun shadowy]] third-party.
* HeroicBSOD, due to [[spoiler:ILetGwenStacyDie]]: '''Three times''' in ''Original Generation Gaiden''. Absolutely mind-boggling he hasn't become TheWoobie yet. Fortunately, the latter's subverted later on.
** Averted in the ''Second Original Generation''. The game doesn't put Kyosuke in such an emotional wringer this time.
* HotBlooded: While he usually comes off as cold, reserved, and apathetic towards just about anything, there are times on the battlefield where his emotions break through and he shows this trope.
** Plus, what happens when you have him perform a [[http://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 sidelined role using a custom Gespenst until the Alt's repairs can be completed.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Subversion; 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]]".
** Humorously, 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 horn, a gigantic pile driver, and a pair of shoulder launchers that fire titanium ball bearings.
** In ''The Inspectors'', the Riese was able to ''physically overpower'' Axel's super robot Soulgain.
* {{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 potential GameBreaker.
** Justified in-universe: 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]]).
** As a side note, while the Alt isn't exactly an agile machine, it's got incredible acceleration.
* MeaningfulName: Kyosuke and Excellen's CombinationAttack is named 'Rampage Ghost', as both their signature machines are customized Gespensts (German for 'Ghost').
* MoreDakka: The general idea behind the Alt's design. Interestingly, most of the Alt's weapons are classified as melee-based, including its "Claymore" attack.
** In the ''Second Original Generation'', Kyosuke's one of the few characters who can initiate a "[[AttackPatternAlpha Maximum Break]]".
* MulticoloredHair: Brown and gold
* OfficialCouple: To the point where their PortmanteauCoupleName is "Kyocellen".
* OnlyICanMakeItGo: In-story, it's generally agreed that he's the only guy who can make effective use of the Alt. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In gameplay, there's nothing stopping you from putting a different pilot in the cockpit]], but but there's not much incentive to since it disables ''[[CombinationAttack 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 Inspector'' [[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
* RuleOfCool: The whole premise of the Alt Eisen, though this is played around with, as it's pointed out the things that make the Alt awesome also make it an impractical piece of scrap. Kyosuke makes it work anyways, which 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 metal balls involved in the Claymore attack.
* TheStoic: But NotSoStoic several times in ''Original Generation Gaiden''.
** In ''The Inspector'', he's visually disturbed when he learns of the existence of his EvilTwin, [[spoiler:more so when he meets Beowulf in the final episode]].
* TeamNormal: Of the ATX Team
* TranquilFury: What will befall on those who piss him off.
** Kyosuke's a master of this trope. He '''never''' loses his composure when his [[BerserkButton buttons]] are pressed and always stays focused on the task at hand; hell, he just becomes ''more'' determined to beat the crap out of the stupid bastard who pushed it in the first place. A good example comes from ''Original Generation'', after [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Hans Weber]]]] [[FaceHeelTurn turns traitor]] and abducts [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Princess Shine Hausen]]]], then flees while a large enemy force attacks the Far Eastern Base. Kyosuke orders his allies to focus on dealing with the more immediate threat rather than chase the kidnappers, prompting this exchange:
--> '''[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 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."
** Of course, the best example would have to be during the famous [[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''': [[GenreSavvy He's furious. I've never seen him get this angry before]]."
--> '''Irm''': (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 that [[ThisIsGonnaSuck it worked a little TOO well]].)
* WhenHeSmiles: At the finale of every series he's in. And it's comfortable for a change.
* WolverinePublicity: With the exception of the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden Masou Kishin]]''-based game(s), you will either see him, his {{Expy}} or any variant of the Alt Eisen on ''any'' ''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/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 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 [[GenreSavvy 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 trope]]). 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:224: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."''

Excellen Browning is… err…the ''extremely'' cheery MsFanservice partner and complement to Kyosuke, and his girlfriend to boot. Majorly flirty, she loves to tease, [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl can handle her alcohol good]] but still loyal to her boyfriend. She's not an {{otaku}} but has a hint of geekiness intact, making plenty of {{shout out}}s by herself. She also pretty much loves acting like a CoolBigSis towards anyone younger than her. [[spoiler:Excellen is roughly [[HalfHumanHybrid 80% Einst]] because she was involved in a shuttle accident with Kyosuke, but didn't survive, until the Einst interfered and saved her life]]. She also plays the DistressedDamsel role several times: first by [[spoiler:Ingram]] (now [[CanonDiscontinuity discontinued]]), then the Einsts for their own nefarious schemes. She befriends RobotGirl Lamia Loveless and showcases her traits as a CoolBigSis towards her, making Lamia call her ''Ex-oneesama'' or ''Miss Excell'' (since Lamia's so clueless about human personality at the time, she accepts that kind of nickname). Thus far, she has two [[CloningBlues clones]]: Einst-girl Alfimi and [[spoiler:Lamia's mistress Lemon Browning (although Lemon's more along the lines of Excellen's AlternateUniverse self)]].

After ''Original Generation 2'', Excellen continues to accompany Kyosuke, doing her best to be his moral support, [[spoiler:especially after Lamia's temporary loss, considering she was also emotionally crushed, although Lamia is restored later thanks to Axel]]. When the events of the ''Second Original Generation'' unfold, Excellen is transported into La Gias, temporarily being a "gang leader" for the bandit Gold, until [[Characters/MasouKishin Masaki Andoh]] raids the bandit hideout, forcing Excellen out of hiding, reuniting and helping him 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, despite the latter being the one getting a CombinationAttack with Kyosuke (she's totally cool with it) and at the end of the Sealing War, [[spoiler:considers treating Ariel like her "daughter", after being drafted into the ATX Team]].

Excellen uses the sniping-based real robot [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/srw/og1/ptx-007-03c.jpg Weiss Ritter]] and 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 you're 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]].
** FanPreferredCouple, IfItsYouItsOkay: Due to a particular comment, it's not uncommon to see an Excellen x [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Viletta Vadim]] pairing, thanks to Excellen stating she'd make an exception for her. Then again, most fans will practically ship Excellen [[LauncherOfAThousandShips with anyone and anything]].
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Well, she's more beautiful than adorable, but you still can't deny the fact she can kick ass while looking good doing it.
** BadassInDistress: Twice; fortunately, one gets thrown into CanonDiscontinuity.
* BeamSpam: Specialty of the Weiss and Rein Weiss
** 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 Inspector''.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Do '''not''' underestimate this woman. Excellen may act like a carefree CoolBigSis, but she's also a hardened veteran, extremely intelligent, and absolutely ''lethal'' in [[LongRangeFighter long-range combat]]. She can also be pretty damn intimidating whenever she feels the need to. Case in point:
--> '''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".
* CombinationAttack
* CoolBigSis
* CovertPervert: Sometimes, one has to wonder what exactly goes on in Excellen's head when she starts [[LesYay flirting with girls...]]
* [[spoiler:DeadGuyJunior]]: Variation; [[spoiler:the end of ''Impact'' and ''Original Generation 2'' has Excellen tell Kyosuke if she ever has a baby, she'd want a daughter and will name her Alfimi. If the player triggers 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 ''NamcoXCapcom'' and [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Kaguya Nanbu]] (to an extent) in ''Endless Frontier''.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: In the ATX Team, Excellen would be the "Sanguine".
* ForeignFanservice: She's American.... and that's all that really needs to be said, isn't it?
* {{Gainaxing}}: A mild degree of it in ''Original Generations'', gratuituously in ''The Inspector''.
* GunTwirling: Justified; the "Oxtongue Launcher"/"Howling Launcher" must perform this in order to switch firing modes. She just likes to put a bit more flair into it.
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]: [[spoiler:More like 20% human hybrid]].
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl, ThePollyanna: Doesn't need to be drunk for her to be this; 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 Japaneses and Chinese Proverbs.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl
* MidSeasonUpgrade: The ''Impact'' and Gameboy Advance ''Original Generation 2'' Rein reverts back to the original; ''Original Generations'' retcons this, with the Rein staying as it is. If you plan on getting this in ''Impact'', [[spoiler:then you can't get [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo]]]].
** Most will go for the latter instead for two reasons: [[spoiler:it's the freaking Shin Getter]] and getting the Rein disables Rampage Ghost.
* 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...yeah...
** She's even been on [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/c21405fccd38044bf1bc98213a1cbc84.jpg Japanese pillows endorsed by Banpresto]] (maybe {{NSFW}}).
* NiceGirl: Very much so.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Subverted; [[spoiler:she ''[[DeadAllAlong didn't]]'' survive it, but the Einsts brought her back]].
** Though it's for the better, since [[spoiler:if she wasn't around by his side like in the Shadow-Mirror universe, Kyosuke would end up turning into his EvilTwin, [[OmnicidalManiac a cold, bitter and homicidal shadow of his original self hell-bent on destroying the world]]]].
* NoSell: For some reason, she's the only person who isn't affected by [[spoiler:Aerogater mind control. In this case, it's because the Einst got to her first]].
* [[strike:{{Cold|Sniper}}]] [[FriendlySniper REALLY REALLY COLORFUL Sniper]]
** She does exhibit a variation of the ColdSniper briefly: [[spoiler:when several characters are tending to [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Aya Kobayashi]] after Ingram shot her down, almost all of them 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 the R-3. Everyone's shocked the primarily jovial and light-hearted Excellen would be so outright cold and break Aya's heart]].
* OverAndUnderTheTop: Despite Excellen [[SingleTargetSexuality overexaggerating her affections solely for Kyosuke]] (coupled with how fanworks portray her), the two have some of the most tender moments on-screen.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl
* {{Seme}}: Any fanworks [[LesYay pairing her up with women]] often portray her as this.
* ShipperOnDeck: If she wasn't a pilot, she might as well have taken a career as a matchmaker.
* ShoutOut: TONS. ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'', ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'', ''KamenRider'', ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', Sanger. 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.
* SwissArmyGun: Weiss Riter's Oxtongue Launcher and Rein Weiss Ritter's Howling Launcher
* TalkingToHerself
* TheNicknamer
* ThePowerOfLove: Played with; Excellen names Rampage Ghost the "[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Love Love Attack]]".
* TheTease: [[Pantheon/{{Love}} Patron saint of this trope]]
* 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)
Let's say sometime during her earlier days, Excellen [[spoiler:had an accident in a shuttle plane that would've otherwise killed her, were it not for Kyosuke. And let's just say for a brief time, before she was DeaderThanDead, Excellen was hauled off by the Einsts, who proceeded to [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuild her]]]]. But why stop there? Why not [[CloningBlues create a clone out of her]], name it Alfimi, but instead of being a ManicPixieDreamGirl HardDrinkingPartyGirl, she's an EmotionlessGirl?

Anyway, years later, the meddling Einst declare humanity needs a reboot, and they need their own [[AdamAndEvePlot Adam and Eve]] to make the planet grow again. Thus Alfimi's sent out to capture Excellen and persuade the "Adam" to agree to the Einst's plans. Instead, they pull out their ''own'' persuasion for Alfimi to break out on her own; [[HeelFaceTurn ...it works]] and the bad Einsts are destroyed. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, since she's tied down to the Einsts, destroying them means destroying yourself, but at least she was thankful she made friends...]]

[[spoiler:...that is, until she suddenly ''doesn't want to die''. In short, moments before vanishing for good, she comes across Axel, near death in his damaged Soulgain. Alfimi merges her essence with him until her body regenerates, then reawakens when the new breed of Einsts, the Jetzt, starts doing a little havoc of their own. Alfimi, now alive and well with her old machine to boot, is tasked with hunting down the Jetzt and putting them back down. When the deed's done, she follows Axel, politely refusing to rejoin her old friends, only to wind up getting kidnapped, landing in the Endless Frontier...]]

[[spoiler:As with Axel, Alfimi returns in the ''Second Original Generation'', but moments after she returns to the surface world, she ends up separated with Axel and forcefully absorbed by [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Duvan Org and his monstrous Alles Geist]] to empower the machine. Depending on the route taken, she either perishes inside the Alles Geist or rescued to accompany Axel again. The latter is considered canon]].

Alfimi pilots the very scary-looking Einst mecha Persoenlichkeit (shortened into "Lichkeit" for the localization due to space restrictions). Tropes associated with Alfimi:
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Killing the Einst kills her...but then, in ''Original Generation Gaiden''...]]
** [[spoiler:NoOneCouldSurviveThat]]: [[spoiler:She floats around space as a soul, then fuses with Axel temporarily and gets her body and mech back in full later]].
* CosmicHorror: Persoenlichkeit
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger]]: [[spoiler:In all her playable appearances in ''Original Generation'', 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}}: [[spoiler:The FinalBoss of ''Endless Frontier'', the Wahrschein Lichkeit, is basically the Persoenlichkeit through and through]].
* FacialMarkings
* HeelFaceTurn
* HumanityIsInfectious
* {{Gorn}}: Notable, given the [[HumongousMecha genre.]] Her signature LimitBreak, ''Mabuiguri''[[note]]Soul Gouger?[[/note]] had her send her familiars to hold the target in place. And she makes her way, draw her katana, and [[https://youtu.be/P3wjEvrv5mU?t=73 repeatedly impale, gouge and make a bloody mess of her target.]]
* GratuitousGerman: All the Persoenlichkeit's attacks are in German.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Persoenlichkeit's WeaponOfChoice; [[spoiler:coincidentally becomes Alfimi's weapon in ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'']].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Alfimi is Excellen's clone. Do note [[spoiler:she winding up resurrecting herself and Axel, all the way towards appearing in ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'']] is STILL considered a spoiler, [[spoiler:DESPITE being on the cover of ''EXCEED'']].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Alchemist With a Wavering Heart"; localized as "Alchemist's Query".
* [[spoiler:LostForever]]: [[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 will be KilledOffForReal in the easy route of the final split]].
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: You briefly get to see under the Persoenlichkeit's faceplate in one of its animations. [[http://imageshack.us/f/441/hownice.jpg/ It's not pretty]].
* PerkyFemaleMinion: For the Einst, [[spoiler:then she becomes Axel's]].
* ShipTease: Arguably, Kyosuke, [[spoiler:but by ''Original Generation Gaiden'', Alfimi's been hanging around Axel the entire time and decides to go away with him. She even lampshades it by stating she's the "only one who understands Axel". Make of ''that'' what you will]].
** [[spoiler:Made more obvious thanks to ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' ascending them both to BattleCouple status]].
* SpeechImpediment: Not really, but she talks ''really'' slow. Made more jarring considering who she's a clone of.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Alfimi" or "Alchemie"?
** Technically, it's both, but given the Einst's GratuitousGerman ThemeNaming, it's more accurately the latter.
* TalkingToHerself
* TokenMiniMoe: Amongst the ''Impact'' originals
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even when your origin is an orange-blonde MsFanservice.


The 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 our heroes live in: ''bad idea''. They speak telepathically and only Kyosuke and Excellen can hear them. A source of EpilepticTrees arise due to the Einst being responsible for [[spoiler:Beowulf in the Shadow-Mirror dimension]]. It also makes an appearance in ''Endless Frontier''.

In ''Original Generation Gaiden'', [[spoiler:the Einst return as the "Jetzt", human-engineered by Wong Heavy Industries as a biological weapon using captured Einst units from mercenery groups (such as the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Cry Wolves]]), only for them to break out of containment and run amok. The Jetzt are also responsible for the Flatfish encountered by the ''Hiryu Custom''. By the ''Second Original Generation'', most of the Jetzt have been destroyed, although two Jetzt cores are now housed inside two particular mobile weapons of the Gaia Sabers: the Flickerei Geist and the Alles Geist]].

Tropes regarding the Einst include:
* AGodIAmNot: In the final battle when Neue Regisseur explains the Einst's role, the heroes demand if it claims to be God, which Neue denies vehemently. [[spoiler:Wahrschein Lichkeit]] of ''Endless Frontier'' didn't get the memo, and compares itself to "a Creator" with its last words (ironically, it ''did'' create the Endless Frontier).
* AnimatedArmor: Einst Gemuet look the least alien of all Einst units, resembling like a suit of armor
* TheAssimilator: Highlighted in ''The Inspector'', where civilians are slowly mutated into Einst hybrids.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
* CloningBlues: Alfimi; taken UpToEleven 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. Becomes TentacleRope in [[RuleThirtyFour fanwork]].
* EldritchAbomination
* FinalBoss: Neue Regisseur for ''Compact 2''/''Impact''
** TrueFinalBoss: Achieving a certain amount of Battle Masteries in ''Original Generation 2'' nets you a final fight with a [[spoiler:space-station-sized Stern Regisseur, after inhabiting the White Star]]. Subverted in ''Impact'' (where [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char Aznable]] [[HijackedByGanon hijacks the role]] if enough Skill Points are earned) and ''Original Generations'' via {{retcon}}
* [[spoiler:[[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Giant Space Fish From Nowhere]]]]
* GratuitousGerman, ThemeNaming: All names and attack names of Einst units and characters
* [[spoiler:HijackedByGanon]]: [[spoiler:In ''Endless Frontier'', they're the real enemies, not the [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Orchestral Army]]]].
* HiveQueen: Neue/Stern Regisseur
* OrganicTechnology: They can mimic mecha perfectly, the best example being the Einst Eisen, the EvilKnockoff of the Alt Eisen.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: One of the Einst Knocken-types' attacks
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:The Stern Regisseur's corpse becomes the Einsts' dimension in ''Endless Frontier'']].
* TheVirus