Characters / Super Robot Wars L

Nagumo Ichitaka

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The main protagonist of L. He is classmates with Shinji (until he transfers to another school) as well as Kouichi and Yajima. After GreAT kidnaps Professor Graife and leveling the professor's laboratory, he teams up with AL-3 Alice, a Robot Maid that helps out Professor Graife. After taking the Rushbird from the ruined lab, Ichitaka joins up with the JUDA Corporation and later the newly created special taskforce LOTUS. During his travels, he reunites with his brother Yuunagi, only for Yuunagi to attack Ichitaka in anger. After several fights between them, the brothers reconcile and join together to fight Lude Gloria and his army.
Tropes associated with Ichitaka:
  • Audience Surrogate: Which is rather unusual among OG protagonists.
  • Combination Attack: "Mode: Archeonis" with Yuunagi and the Straybird, although the attack is mostly performed by the Rushbird.
  • Eleventh Hour Super Power: The above-mentioned combination attack is unlocked on the second-to-last stage.
  • Expy: Was initially thought to be one of Renton Thurston, but this has since been confirmed false and the similarities are only cosmetic at best.
  • Falling into the Cockpit: Sort of. Rushbird was left buried under rubble, so Ichitaka jumped in with Alice to pursue Professor Graife's kidnappers.
  • The Hero
  • Leitmotif: "Walking Towards the Blue Sky"; also, "Beyond the New Door" for Dimension Storm and "Wings of Time" for Mode Archeonis.
  • Mighty Glacier: Comparing to Straybird, Rushbird has more strength but is nowhere near as fast.
  • Power Fist: Rushbird's lightning fist

AL-3 Alice

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A Robot Maid designed by Professor Graife. After the professor is kidnapped, she joins Ichitaka in his pursuit as the co-pilot of the Rushbird. During their adventures, Ichitaka's older brother Yuunagi and his partner HL-0 Haruno turn on them and while chasing Kenji and Balba, Yuunagi's relentless assault unlocks Alice's secret: she was intended to work with the Rushbird as Alice is needed to access its more powerful attacks. This does not come without consequences, as Alice overheats and is forced to shut down after the initial release. After a few more fights, Yuunagi reconciles with his brother while Haruno reconciles with Alice, and all four strive to stop Lude Gloria.
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Yuunagi Graife

Ichitaka's older brother. Both he and Ichitaka help out Professor Graife with his work on both the Rushbird and Straybird. After a surprise attack by GreAT on the professor's lab, Yuunagi teams up with HL-0 Haruno and takes the Straybird in pursuit of the professor's kidnappers. During his pursuit, Yuunagi helps foil the assassination attempt on Lacus Clyne by ZAFT commandos. However, when he encounters a new prototype GreAT mech, Yuunagi is utterly defeated and turns against his younger brother in anger. After several fights, Yuunagi and Ichitaka make amends and join together to save Professor Graife.
Tropes associated with Yuunagi:
  • Aloof Big Brother: Mostly out of being unsure how to deal with having a younger brother.
  • More Dakka: The Straybird's preferred method of combat.
  • BFG: Vulture Cannon, which is finishing blow of Flood Assault
  • Combination Attack: With Ichitaka and the Rushbird, although the attack is mostly performed by the Rushbird.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle Inversion. Yuunagi gets a nasty one from a prototype GreAT mech, which contributes to him becoming The Rival to Ichitaka.
  • Eleventh Hour Super Power: The above-mentioned combination attack is unlocked on the second-to-last stage.
  • Expy: Was initially thought to be one of Holland Novak, but this has since been confirmed false and the similarities are only cosmetic at best.
    • Straybird, to R-Daigun. Interestingly, the latter is included in this game.
  • Fragile Speedster: Comparing to Rushbird, Straybird is much faster and capable of teleport. But it has less armor than Rushbird.
  • Guns Akimbo: First part of Flood Assault.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Falls into one after losing to a GreAT prototype and responds by taking out his anger on his younger brother Ichitaka.
    • His actual motivation for attacking Ichitaka is to try to scare him off the battlefield so he won't get himself killed.
  • Leitmotif: "Feathers Wandering Around in the Night Sky", as well as "Sure to Become Honest" for Straybird's Volture Cannon.
  • The Rival

HL-0 Haruno

A newly-created android by Professor Graife. She is designed to link up with the Straybird and assist its pilot. After a surprise attack by GreAT on the professor's lab, she joins Yuunagi in his efforts to rescue the professor. During their pursuit, Yuunagi suffers a serious defeat at the hands of a GreAT prototype, Haruno agrees to go along with Yuunagi's plan to take on Ichitaka, while taunting Alice at the same time. After a few fights, the brothers make amends and Haruno reconciles with Alice, and they resolve to save Professor Graife as a team.

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Lude Gloria

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