Hugo Medio (Voiced by Hiroki Takahashi)Hot shot member of the Cry Wolves and male protagonist of Super Robot Wars MX, Hugo's unit was thoroughly destroyed by the Devil Gundam and suffered heavy wounds; the only way to save him was to perform a cybernetic operation on him. If that wasn't enough, his friend Foglia Est gets turned into a Devil Gundam slave and tries attacking him, causing those wounds. While Hugo manages to hide his pain, his mentor Albero Est doesn't take it well and steals The Federation prototype Medius Locus. Alongside new partner Aqua Centrum, Hugo sets out to stop Albero, only to find out that he's still somewhat of a Stealth Mentor. In the end, Hugo decides to become an instructor to teach the next generation of soldiers.Hugo makes a playable cameo in Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden, where his story starts during the prime days of the Cry Wolves. He's given a custom, mass-produced Gespenst MK II and is sent with the rest of team on various mercernary work, including the capture of a live Einst Regisseur. Unfortunately, when [[spoilers:the human-engineered Jetzt]] break free from the laboratories of Wong Heavy Industries and run amok, the Cry Wolves are sent to contain them. Unfortunately, Hugo is critically wounded when the team overestimates the strength of a Jetzt Regisseur. By the end of Original Generation Gaiden, Hugo's in prep for his cybernetic operation, opening up his MX story for the Second Original Generation.While in Original Generation Gaiden he gets a customized Gespenst, his mecha in MX is either the Real Robot Cerberus (upgraded to Cerberus Ignite) or Super Robot Garmraid (upgraded to Garmraid Blaze). Officially in the Second Original Generation, Hugo pilots the Cerberus by default; however, he also has access to the Garmraid.
Aqua Centrum (Voiced by Yuri Shiratori)Female protagonist of MX, Aqua is assign to co-pilot Hugo's machine, being forced to wear the Stripperiffic costume "DFC" (Direct Feeling Control). She's promoted into the primary piloting seat after getting the Mid-Season Upgrade. She's the apprentice of Doctor Eldy Mitte and admires her independence. Along with Hugo, Aqua is sent by the Federation to investigate the theft of the Medius Locus, but unfortunately for her, she finds out Eldy's also involved; in fact, she stages the whole thing, having gone Ax-Crazy. Aqua denounces her and fights on to Eldy's defeat, but later decides to take over her studies, at least promising that she won't fall from grace and go down her own Start of Darkness.Aqua makes a cameo in Original Generation Gaiden, but isn't playable. In the beginning of the game, she's a fangirl of Kai Kitamura and actually mistakes Lamia Loveless as his wife. Both give Aqua their autographs, while Aqua comments she'd rather drop dead than to wear something as stripperiffic as Lamia's outfit. Oh, silly Aqua... note In the Second Original Generation, Aqua serves as the co-pilot to the Cerberus alongside Hugo.
Foglia Est (Voiced by Anri Katsu)A member of the mercenary Cry Wolves, Foglia is the only son of Albero and a close friend of Hugo. In MX, he takes an attack from the Devil Gundam meant to finish off a wounded Hugo, and is mutated by Devil Gundam Cells into a member of the Devil Army. Albero's forced to kill his son in order to save Hugo. Beyond that, little was known about Foglia in his MX incarnation (his death occurs off-screen), although it arguably cements Albero's Start of Darkness.In Original Generation Gaiden, Foglia wants to show his father he can be a talented pilot just like he is, but his cocky attitude makes Albero hold him back often. As a result, father and son don't always see eye-to-eye on missions, yet despite their differences, Foglia has nothing but respect for him. When Kai Kitamura approaches Albero with the new Gespenst MK II M Custom models, Foglia jumps at the offer, but is passed over for Hugo. Some time later, during a solo mission against the Jetzt, Albero attempts to launch a finishing blow on a Jetzt Regisseur, but fails. As the Regisseur attacks, Foglia takes the hit for his father and is tragically killed. In response, Hugo attempts to avenge his fallen friend, but winds up getting critically injured.
MEDIUS LOCUS/AI-1The Medius Locus is one of three Super Prototypes developed as part of the "Tsentr Project", a research started by the Earth Federation to create a mecha that doesn't need maintenance of any kind. The Medius Locus is meant to test the capabilities of Lasmunanium, a material capable of replicating itself, while the Cerberus and Garmraid are meant to test the Terminus Energy Engine and Terminus Energy Absorber, a system capable of generating near-infinite amounts of energy. However, Albero hijacks the Medius Locus when it was going to be taken for a test run, and uses it to go hunt the Devil Gundam.The AI-1 is a self-learning artificial intelligence developed by Eldy, originally meant to be used as part of the control system of the mecha developed by the Tsentr Project. However, at one point during its development, Eldy delved too deeply into the AI-1, going so far as to identify it as her child, deciding to focus on making it evolve into a self-aware organism. As part of her plan to do so, she installed the AI-1 into the Medius Locus. Little by little, Eldy makes the AI-1 integrate itself into the Medius Locus' Lasmunanium, making it go out of control and causing various gradual mutations in the mecha, while at the same time, granting the AI-1 self-awareness and intelligence. Ultimately, Eldy uses the power of the Star of La-Mu to empower the AI-1 further. This causes the Lasmunanium to go so out of control that the AI-1 assimilates Albero, then Eldy, then the Medius Locus itself. The AI-1 is destroyed in the final battle when Albero's conscience manages to regain control of the Medius Locus and self-destructs it.In the Second Original Generation, the Medius Locus is once again taken by Albero, who aligns with the Gaia Sabers together with the scientists behind the Tsentr Project. The story diverges at certain points. For starters, the Medius Locus is discarded before it can complete its mutations from MX, and when the AI-1 starts showing signs of developing a bond towards Albero, Eldy kills him, considering him an obstacle for its evolution. Using the data taken from the Medius Locus, the Cerberus Ignite and the Garmraid Blaze, the Gaia Sabers develop the Model-X "Garberus", the intended final prototype of the Tsentr Project, amalgamating all of the features the three mecha had into a single unit. Eldy forces project creator, General Mitall Zapad, to install the AI-1 in it, then assassinates him when she considers he has outlived his usefulness. Depending on the route taken by the player, the story can end up in two ways: in the normal route, Eldy, the Garberus and AI-1 are destroyed during their first sortie. In the harder, canonical route, Eldy takes the Garberus to Antarctica and uses the energy of the Crossgate hidden there to power up the AI-1. The AI-1 then assimilates Eldy and the Garberus and turns into the monstrosity fought at the end of MX, which is then assimilated by Euzeth Gozzo to become part of the Adamatron.
Albero Est (Voiced by Katsuhisa Houki)The leader of the mercenary Cry Wolves. Introduced in MX as The Rival to Hugo and Aqua, Albero is Hugo's former commander and has been deeply affected by the death and mutation (for a lack of better words) of his son Foglia at the hands of the Devil Gundam. Having allied with Aqua's mentor Eldy, Albero steals the Medius Locus and decides to hunt down the Devil Gundam on his own. Over the course of game, Albero challenges Hugo and Aqua (having been sent by The Federation to capture him) because nothing will get in the way of his Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Eventually, Albero assists Magneito Ten (the protagonist group of MX) in defeating the Devil Gundam. However, Eldy isn't quite pleased, believing Albero to be a hinderance to the AI-1. Unknowingly, through the course of his actions, Albero wins the appeal of the AI-1 and tells Eldy off. Sadly, once the Medius Locus reaches its third transformation, the AI-1 has grown so large it consumes the cockpit of the Medius Locus. Albero appears during the final battle and reveals to Hugo and Aqua he has no regrets over his actions and repeats the Cry Wolves' motto "Always come back alive". Albero is killed along with Eldy and the AI-1 when he activates the Medius Locus' self-destruct program.In Original Generation Gaiden, as an extension to his back-story, Albero is still leader of the Cry Wolves, but has a friendship with Kai. In addition, Albero has a rocky relationship with his son, as he recognizes Foglia wants to be like him, but Albero wants Foglia to earn the respect like he did, rather than ride his father's coattails. The Cry Wolves are assigned to initially guard over the ruined Earth Cradle by General Mitall and extract any useful data on the Einsts that arrived during the Kurogane's solo assault mission on the facility. The mercenaries succeed in capturing an Einst Regisseur and deliver it to Eric Wong, a former EOTI scientist who worked on the Granzon. Mitall and Wong give the Cry Wolves a second mission: infiltrate the White Star to capture Vindel Mauser and the Zweizergain in order to obtain Agieus, the System XN installed in the machine. Instead, they find the wreckage of the Soulgain and succeed in removing most of the scrap before the White Star is pulled into the Einst dimension.Following the mission, Albero has a chance meeting with Kai, who hands him two of three Gespenst MK II M Custom models (one for him, the other for someone else in his squad). Albero gives the mech to Hugo, despite objections from Foglia. During a mission against the Jetzt, Albero gets damaged in an attack by a Jetzt Regisseur and is about to be finished off when Foglia jumps in and takes the killing blow for his father. Hugo's also seriously injured in this attack, although Axel Almer and Einst Alfimi show up and save what remains of the Cry Wolves. The last of Albero is seen when he's notified that Hugo's body requires cybernetics in order to stay alive.Due to continuity rearrangements, Albero's storyline runs a little differently in Original Generation. For the Second Original Generation, he returns to pilot the Medius Locus. Instead of seeking revenge, he is fooled by Mitall that Foglia is still alive, thus forced to "steal" the Medius Locus and keep on fighting to collect combat data for the Tsentr Project. Unlike MX, Eldy manage to shoots and feed him to the AI-1 before the Medius Locus can achieve its last evolution.Tropes associated with Albero are:
Eldy Mitte (Voiced by Yuko Kobayashi)A scientist tasked with creating the perfect aritificial intelligence. Eldy was Aqua's mentor, and was known for being strict; however, she will go to great lengths to see her research come to fruition. In MX, Eldy assists Albero with the hijacking of the Medius Locus on the condition he allows her install her creation, the AI-1. Since Albero doesn't really care, Eldy decides to help him in his quest to destroy the Devil Gundam. She encounters Hugo and Aqua several times (as they are sent to capture the Medius Locus), yet Eldy keeps her identity a secret in order to manipulate Aqua's emotions. When the Medius Locus transforms into its second form, Albero's quite disturbed by its resemblance to the Devil Gundam and questions Eldy's intentions, though she chooses to Hand Wave the notion of similarities.Over time, Eldy comes to the conclusion the AI-1 isn't evolving fast enough and tries to eliminate all obstacles. With the Devil Gundam destroyed, Eldy decides to remove what she thinks is the last obstacle: Albero. However, the AI-1 has grown attached to Albero and begs Eldy not to kill him. Stunned the AI-1 has become so sentient, Eldy nearly shoots and kills Albero at gunpoint, but is slapped and rebuked by him. Once the AI-1 transforms a third time, it crushes the cockpit of the Medius Locus, along with Eldy and Albero. Eldy finally loses it and decides to merge with the AI-1, hoping to complete its evolution. Before it can transform a final time, Albero self-destructs the Medius Locus, killing himself, Eldy and the AI-1.In Original Generation Gaiden, Eldy appears as a researcher within the Earth Federation Army, with Aqua as her assistant/student. After events involving the failed Wendigo Project, Eldy's placed on the Tsentr Project. In the Second Original Generation, similar events from MX play out; however, Eldy uses the Crossgate found beneath Antarctica to power the AI-1. Duvan Org attempts to do it too, but the Alles Geist can't handle it, especially when Eldy was simply using Duvan to buy her time to fend off Federation forces. The AI-1 consumes Duvan once Eldy doesn't need him anymore. Of note is the Gaia Sabers don't seem to really care about Eldy's actions (except it turns out that Arteil Steinbeck was counting on her to complete it all along), and Mitall is openly trying to stop her from working on it (she gets tired of it and kills him eventually).Tropes associated with Eldy (and for convenience, the AI-1) are: