This page refers to characters making their debut in the Original Generation series (though there are exceptions). For characters who made their debut in other Super Robot Wars installments, see their respective pages.
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Steel Dragon Battle Group
The "Steel Dragon Battle Group" (Kouryu Sentai; officially named in the Second Original Generation) are the collective protagonists of Super Robot Wars Original Generation. Although there are multiple characters from many different games appearing in this group, those listed here are the ones who debut exclusively in Original Generation continuity.Tropes common to the Steel Dragon Battle Group are:
Meaningful Name: "Kouryu" is derived from the callsigns of the Hagane ("Steel 2") and Hiryu Custom ("Dragon 3") battleships. "Steel" and "dragon" in Japanese are koutetsu and ryu, respectively, hence kouryu.
The lifetime partner of Sanger Zonvolt and the Aloof Big Brother of Raidiese F. Branstein, and on the top of all, a Badass pilot with an unstoppable, overriding theme song. Elzam hails from the honored Branstein family, was married and has a Cool Horse named "Trombe", whom his mecha are named after, and also is a Supreme Chef. He debuts in Original Generation, but it's filled with a bug: once he joins for good, apparently the programmer forgot to set the priority of his song to be lowered, so it always overrides any other song, even the Final Boss. Banpresto took it as a Running Gag and Elzam became known as "the man who overrides songs". Elzam's one of the main generals of the Divine Crusaders, but eventually aids The Federation to fight against the Aerogaters. He later vanishes following the final battle.The next time he appears, he just dons a pair of glasses, and calls himself "Ratsel Feinschmecker", but still calls his mecha Trombe, so it blows away any attempts to disguise himself, but he still does so, anyway. He also gets a Mid-Season Upgrade and proves that "Real Men Ride Each Other" with Sanger, by turning said upgrade into a HORSE and have Sanger's own Mid-Season Upgrade ride it...no, REALLY.His debut was popular enough to warrant him a place in the Super Robot Wars Alpha series, despite appearing first in Original Generation, as his Ratsel persona (which is also the persona's debut), though he did exist in the background of Alpha and even before then, a side-story called Super Robot Spirits. Still, his first on-screen appearance is in Original Generation, so he's placed in this category.Elzam rides a variation of machines, such as the Guarlion and Huckebein MK III, all painted with black/red/gold colors and called "Trombe". His definitive mecha is the Dynamic General Guardian Aussenseiter (German for "outsider", or less literally, "darkhorse"). He embodies these tropes:
Exclusively in The Inspector, the Animated Adaptation of Original Generation 2, Ratsel uses the GuarBein MK III (basically a Huckebein MK III outfitted with parts from his old Guarlion Custom) before receiving the Aussenseiter.
A Father to His Men: He even cooks for them. As a result, the crew of the Kurogane is fiercely loyal to him.
Aloof Big Brother: As Elzam, he's very good at concealing his emotions, which causes Rai to misunderstand him. His Ratsel persona drops this trope...to the point of being goofy.
It's possible he adopted the "Ratsel" personality as a means to move away from this trope.
Bash Brothers: It's a good idea to be part of the good guys' side just to avoid being on the opposite side to him and Sanger. You're not likely to survive that.
BGM Override / Musicalis Interruptus: His trademark; in fact, the Second Original Generation makes it clear you cannot change his default BGM to anything else. However, the game downplays this as Ratsel is unable to override certain Leitmotifs such as "Despair", "Twin Icon" and "Ultra One", as well as the orchestrated version of "Destinies" and the vocal versions of "Victory", "Skill" and "Wings of Legend".
Big Damn Heroes: His debut as Ratsel is basically doing this to the Project Terrestial Dream crew.
Interestingly enough, he exists (sort of) before Original Generation, appearing in supplemental materials to Super Hero Sakusen ("Super Hero Operations"). While not directly named, Rai recognizes the emblem on a passing-by black mecha as the Branstein family crest.
Leitmo-TROMBE!: Most characters have this, but "Trombe!" has reached memetic status due to a bug that caused it to override boss themes.
Lightning Bruiser: Elzam carries the defensive stats of a super robot pilot, evasion stat of a real robot pilot and a well-balanced offensive stat tailored to ranged attacks. Coupled with the "Genius" pilot skill *
+20 to accuracy and evasion stats and critical hit rate
, and his Huckebein MK II "Trombe", Elzam becomes one of the best real robot pilots in the first game. Further augmented in the sequel when he receives the Aussenseiter, which comes with high attack power and armor, alongside mobility that most supers don't usually have and his Ace Bonus (+10% to ranged stat).
Paper-Thin Disguise: No one knows why he insists on doing this, though the going theory is it's some sort of self-inflicted penance. Everybody goes along with it since it's easier to play dumb than it is to explain to the top brass why a former Divine Crusaders general is working with them.
Banpresto seems to be getting a little tired of the glitch as well. Free Battle Mode in Original Generation Gaiden allows the player to force BGMs on battles, meaning the player has the power to (finally) override "Trombe".
Latooni Subota (Voiced by Riko Hirai)
Latooni was one of the subjects of the "The School", a Federally-funded academy to train children to become mecha pilots. Unfortunately, as the technology was still in its infancy, many children were physically and mentally conditioned to handle the stress of piloting. This conditioning and training was so harsh by the time technological advances rendered The School obsolete, only three students survived. Latooni was not one of them.Lost in a crash during a training exercise, she's found by two fighter pilots, Giado Venerdi and Garnet Sandi, who take her to a hospital and, unable to find any ID other than the designation "Latooni 11", effectively raise her as their daughter and give her a surname ("Subota" is Russian for "saturday", which of course falls between "venerdi" (friday) and "sandi" (sunday)). Despite being a child, she's allowed to become a fighter pilot, even placed in the same squad as Giado and Garnet (the Federation must have some seriously lax fraternization rules). Latooni becomes rather shy and withdrawn, often listening only to Giado or Garnet, but her skills as a pilot more than makes up for it.When assigned to the Hagane, Latooni meets the SRX Team, particularly Ryusei Date. She gradually begins to open up to our favorite Ascended Fanboy and soon develops a crush on him. Her second major Character Development comes as a wardrobe change: while being used as a fashion mannequin by Garnet, a sudden sortie against the enemy leaves her with no time to change, forcing her into battle wearing a really cute, frilly dress. Afterwards, she's complemented by many of the crew, which helps her open up even more.After the Divine Crusaders War, the Hagane helps stop a group of DC Remnants from seizing the Dukedom of Riskent. The ship's asked to protect the nation's headstrong (and psychic) young princess from further kidnapping attempts, and being roughly the same age, Latooni finds herself back in the dress again, and making her first true friend since The School. However, the princess is kidnapped by a traitor, and taken to Adler Koch, a Mad Scientist who just happens to be one of the head instructors at The School. With the help of her allies, Latooni saves her friend, but permanently rids the world of a big source of her early misery.By Original Generation 2, Latooni decides she wants to try and find any other survivors from The School; unfortunately, while working with Rai and Kai Kitamura as the new "Aggressors", they find her first. Arado Balanga and Seolla Schweizer, two former Schoolmates, attack them as they're testing a new prototype and steal it. The kids find themselves locked in a struggle, as both sides try to convince the other to come over to their side...by force, if necessary. After an attempt at Cherry Tapping goes horribly wrong, Latooni nearly kills, but recovers Arado. Seolla takes a lot more effort and pain, as does the other two, including their Cool Big Sis Ouka Nagisa, who's under the influence of Aguila Setme, another former School instructor with a penchant for brainwashing. However, tragically, that had to end with failure, but in high note as Ouka, in her last act of humanity, chose to perform a Heroic Sacrifice to eliminate Aguila once and for all.Latooni finds herself in the dress once again when Riskent is seized by the Neo Divine Crusaders. Somewhat prepared for the occasion, however, Shine reveals the Fairlions, two ceremonial mecha she commissions the creation of, but are more than capable of fighting in combat. Naturally, the second one is custom-made for Latooni, and can even take control of the other Fairlion if needed. As of late, however, she didn't use her Fairlion much, focusing on her old Wildraubtier, but if ordered (by the player), she could resume piloting her Fairlion.After the Inspector Wars, Latooni continues her duties as an Aggressor, along with Arado and Seolla and ex-Shadow Mirror member Lamia Loveless. Latooni was one of the people captured during the ODE Incident, but was ultimately saved... but unfortunately not Lamia, who was shot down to space by an ODE-possessed Wilhelm von Juergen, who in turn was destroyed by Duminuss. Latooni managed to keep her calm most of the time on the passing of Lamia, but she turned out to be alive, reprogrammed by Duminuss, but only saved later when their old enemy Axel Almer restored her, so problem solved. In the same time, Latooni grew increasingly 'jealous' or 'competitive' against Ryusei's fellow friend Mai Kobayashi, in terms of winning Ryusei's affection (but he's still too focused on his mecha otakuness). Ultimately, Latooni backed down and for Ryusei's well-being, she helped develop a combination attack between him and Mai.During the Sealing War, Latooni is still on the Aggressors, and not really taking much attention, and occasionally helping Arado and Seolla tend to Irui. However, as she eventually finds out, there are more survivors of the Boosted Children from The School aside of her, Arado, Seolla and Ouka... these being Chienne, Chien and Chiot, and aside of being with the Gaia Sabers, their current enemy, they are not in the least bit friendly. Although she pitied their delusions of being the greatest there is, Latooni eventually had them shot down. As of the end of the Sealing War, she still is amongst the Aggressors.
Ace Custom: Pilots the Wildraubtier "Schnabel" in the Second Original Generation
Fatal Attractor: Everyone near her always gets very bad situations. Her School friends die, Shine gets plugged into the GEIM System Brainwashed and Crazy, Seolla put on lots of memory modifications and attacks her and Arado, Rai goes Not So Stoic when facing Archibald and almost gets killed, Ouka doing a Heroic Sacrifice and Lamia Loveless becoming the main victim of the ODE System. Nothing as happened to Ryusei (crush) or Giado and Garnet (adoptive parents) for the Second Original Generation...yet.
There is a minor one, if you consider Chienne and her Boosted Children allies, and Latooni is clearly still worried about them as old friends and The School alumni. Guess what? They turn out to be extreme Jerkasses and Latooni and her friends had to kill them.
Fragile Speedster: The Fairlion is extremely fragile, as in "generic fighter jet"-fragile. However, this is offset by the machine armed with a "missile-jammer" *
Automatically evade any missile-based attacks
, a barrier and can activate "Mirror Image" *
At 130 Will, the unit has a 50% chance of evading any attack
. Its full upgrade bonus is +20% to mobility, and in Latooni's hands (coupled with her having the "Genius" pilot skill"), most enemies wouldn't be able to hit the machine.
Shout Out: The Fairlions, Royal Heart Breaker and "Fairy Dancing" theme are tributes to the Wink Japanese idol duo. To further the shout, the Second Orginal Generation animation for the Royal Heart Breaker transforms her into a Magic Idol Singer.
Spell My Name with an S: Perhaps the worst offender of all originals. Her name's always given in cyrillic when spelled out in Japanese sources (which does confirm her Russian heritage, anyway). The given name is "латунь суббота", which causes another problem since it's MISSING A SYLLABLE (specifically the "i") and is therefore inconsistent with the katakana given.
The last of the elite alumnus of the Aggressors (including him, Sanger, Elzam and Gilliam Yeager), and is pretty much the one in the group who stays amongst the EFA while the others go their way and help in the shadows. Kai's a married man with a daughter and is known as a "Demon Instructor" for his nasty, but effective methods of training. He seems to be good friends with Albero Esto. Currently, he's training the new generation of Aggressors, starting with Latooni and Rai, but after Original Generation 2, lets Rai go to work on the SRX more, while he drafts Lamia, Arado and Seolla.He prefers to ride the good ol' fashioned mass produced Gespensts, but is sobadass he makes it look like a real pro machine, until he gets a customized version, and yeah, stillbadass. In the Second Original Generation, Kai uses a new Gespenst MK II M Custom model that can change between 3 different frames (by default, he uses the Type-N). He embodies these tropes:
Ace Pilot: Aside from being one of the top pilots in the military, he's one of the Aggressors...who invented mecha combat, to wit Kai does all of it in a lowly Gespenst.
Ascended Extra: Back in Original Generation, Kai was just a regular face in the military, of which either Ryusei or Kyosuke Nanbu ran into occasionally. In a sense, Kai is simply on the roster to fill in an absence of characters who would later appear down the line. Come Original Generation 2, he's effectively the field commander of your entire team, the only active Aggressor in combat (Gilliam is an intelligence officer usually away on his own, while Sanger and Elzam are still technically traitors) and one of the first consistently-appearing characters in the party for this game and Original Generation Gaiden.
A Father to His Men: As of Original Generation Gaiden, Kai is the one of the highest-ranking officers amongst the playable cast. As such, he takes the welfare of his soldiers VERY seriously. This attitude earns him the respect, admiration and love of those under his command, since they appreciate having such a hardened, professional veteran (not to mention a good man) watching out for them.
Colbert Bump: Lenonjayce Stallord and Patricia Hackman may have created some of the Gespenst's more famous attacks, but by the time Original Generation came around, the machine had fallen on hard times. When Kai shows up, he gives the Gespenst a well-deserved bump back into the halls of awesome. In-story, he takes this even further by designing the MK II M Custom in Original Generation Gaiden on his own (with some internal support from Gilliam) and promoting its benefits to the higher-ups.
Cool Old Guy: But not exactly old; he's still in his thirties. Just make sure he doesn't catch you saying he's old.
Jack of All Stats: Only in the first game. His late appearance in Ryusei's route didn't help the case.
Lightning Bruiser: Rectified in the sequel and Original Generations. As the middle man of the Aggresors, Kai also has the "Genius" pilot skill and good evasion stats compared to Elzam and Gilliam, with a high defense stat like Sanger's. Unlike his peers, Kai's melee and ranged stats are balanced. Instead, his specialty is to deal high damage in the shortest amount of time, thanks to starting the game with the "Attacker" pilot skill *
At 130 Will, increase attacks by 20%
and later learning the "Drive" Spirit Command *
+30 to Will
. Finally, Kai is one of the few characters with access to the "Soul" Spirit Command *
Team Dad: For the new Aggressors or even his fellow alumni.
Katina Tarask (Voiced by Asami Yaguchi)
"I said...GET OUT OF MY WAY!!!"
Originally a fighter pilot assigned to the Hiryu Custom, she eventually acquires Kyosuke's old Gespenst (and painted it red) after he got his Alt Eisen. She has two sides to her personality: (excited) angry and REALLY angry. She tends to display an inferiority complex about her piloting skill whenever anyone else is chosen to pilot a unique mech. Eventually pilots the R-Gun...only to switch back to her good ol' Gespenst by the time of Original Generation 2. She is also one of the more easily-suspicious people amongst the crews: if the others gladly welcome someone who get a Heel Face Turn, Katina's the first to say "Hey, think twice! He/she was an enemy! What if...", only to be rebuked back and she usually accepts them again. She leads the Octo Squad, which at first consists only her and subordinate Russel. She later drafts Tasuku Shinguji and Leona Garstein.While everyone thought she's a completely original character, she actually debuts from a trading card game with different settings: she's a sniper and her default mecha's the monstrous GAB-L◊, which is said to have claws filling up Nightmare Fuel a lot. This is understandable, seeing as Dr. Hell built it; we'll see if it ever makes it to Original Generation. As of the Second Original Generation, Katina uses the Gespenst MK II M Custom◊; like Kai and Russel's versions, it can change into different frames (by default, she uses the Type-G).Tropes associated to Katina:
Characterization Marches On: You're likely to forget she was first designed as a sniper, or that she used to pilot something like the GAB-L. Currently, Katina's more known for her melee-based stats and crazed Hot Blooded personality, who's usually stuck with common Gespenst units.
Cold Sniper: Subverted without being a Friendly Sniper, either. Back in the first game, her stats favor her being a sniper, but she's crazy Hot Blooded. The sequels rescinds her stats for melee rather than ranged.
Glass Cannon: In Original Generation, she gets the "Valor" Spirit Command *
Deal twice the damage for the next attack
early in the game; beginning with Original Generations, she gets access to the more powerful "Soul". Unfortunately, her defense is shoddy and horrible, alongside extremely poor Will gains.
To say nothing of having one of the worst evasion stats in the game, at least until she gets past a certain level. The trick is getting her to survive until that point. One way is to switch her into a Super Robot, such as the Giganscudo. Since the Gigan is a monster of a tank, her low evasion stat becomes irrelevant.
Hot Blooded: Both in personality and in gameplay terms, having one of the cheapest "Valor" to cast.
Mismatched Eyes: Leading to her Fan Nickname "Angry Desu". Interestingly, while her eyes are red/green in the Game Boy Advance titles, Original Generationsretcons it back to the original purple/green from the card game as thanks to the fan who designed her.
Running Gag: Always getting passed over for a chance to pilot whichever fancy new machine the Hiryu Custom crew get a hold of.
"...Lt. Jg. Katina's yelling is worse than this..!"
Katina's loyal (some would say devoted) subordinate. Rather unremarkable in most repects otherwise, save for a very high defense stat and Diving Save abilities in-game that make him an excellent meat...err, "metal" shield. Where Katina goes, so will Russel.The actual extent of their relationship is so low-key, it's rather hard to tell where it is. Both seem to think highly of each other (and often worry about how the other feels about their performance in battle), but show none of the usual UST, problems or affection any of the other overt couples have. At the very least, they're close friends (whether they realize it or not) who have become completely comfortable with each other.
Ace Custom: Like Kai and Katina, Russel's pilots the Gespenst MK II M Custom, which uses 3 different frames, for the Second Original Generation. By default, he uses the Type-C.
Actor Allusion: Of sorts; Russel's voice actor has no other roles, because his primary job "director photographer". In other words, he's the one in charge of the background.
Boring, but Practical: Despite lacking "Valor", Russel is one of the most useful pilots in the games thanks to having useful support-based Spirit Commands like "Rouse" *
Increase adjacent ally's Will by 10
Earn double the amount of experience for the next combat phase for any ally
and "Faith" *
Full HP restoration to an allied unit
for extremely cheap, alongside having a high SP pool. Coupled with his natural ability to "Support Attack" and "Support Defend" a unit, this makes him one of the best pilots for the Valsion Custom back in the first game.
The Generic Guy: Quite possibly the most "normal" person in all of Original Generation, without being a Flat Character. Additionally, Russel is the only original character (sub-pilots excluded) who doesn't have a personal Leitmotif. Ironically, this makes him stand out to many fans.
Leitmotif: Averted; Russel's the only playable character without a designated theme song, which has, rather ironically, lead many fans to consider "Born to Fight," a tune reserved for the now-practically-extinct "generic" units, to be his theme.
Nerf: Russel in the first game is extremely good as a tanker, to the point of approaching Game Breaker levels, thanks to having "SP Up" and "Support Defend" as a starting skill. In the sequels, he loses his natural "SP Up", and subsequent games no longer becomes kind to characters designated as tankers.
Taking the Bullet: Pretty much his stock in trade, game-wise. In fact, a trophy lampshades this in the Second Original Generation entitled "The Man They Call A Fortress", which requires Russel to defend an ally four times in one turn.
Only Sane Man: He looks like this at first, then you look at Russel's devotion to Katina and can't help but wonder just how sane he actually is.
It's surprising when you consider the usual fan reaction to relationships like this, but very few players actually ship them, perhaps because it's much more funny the way it is.
Shine Hausen (Voiced by Reina Kaihara)
Resident princess of the Dukedom of Riskent, a small independent state in the The Federation. She was born with the ability to see the future and for this reason (plus her kindgom's large gold mines), Riskent's attacked by remnants of the Divine Crusaders after the defeat of their leaders. She's rescued by the SRX Team (or ATX Team, if you're playing Kyosuke's route), and brought to Izu Base in Japan, where she befriends Latooni and gains a massive crush on SRX Team member Rai. She gets kidnapped by a mole in Feddie command and taken to the DC's Adler Koch, who places her in a Valsion Custom equipped with the GEIM System, brainwashing her into a soldier to help him take down The Federation. Fortunately, she's rescued by Rai and Latooni before the system can cause permanent damage to her mind.Riskent's invaded by the Neo DC again in Original Generation 2, and Shine just barely escapes. This time however, she's ready to fight back. With the help of Latooni and the Fairlions, a pair of dangerous(ly cute) mecha, she's able to join the Hagane in personally taking her kingdom back. Afterwards, she continues the fight to defeat the Shadow-Mirrors, Einst, and Inspectors, to ensure that they don't become a threat to Riskent. Tropes associated with her are:
Ermine Cape Effect: Evident in Original Generation 2 for the Game Boy Advance during her attack cut-ins; Original Generations retcons in giving her an actual piloting suit, but still customized for her.
The Second Original Generation takes the innuendo further, with a teased Almost Kiss that ends with both girls looking like they had an orgasm. As one commentator on Youtube put it:
"You know, if Banpresto keeps topping themselves like this, by 4th OG, they won't have anywhere to go but just straight-up lesbian sex".
Shout Out: There is a chance for Shine referring to the Fairlion's Sonic Driver as "Shine Spark". To further the joke, Shine paraphrases Ryoma Nagare's actual Shine Spark dialogue.
Took a Level in Badass: Before, she had no fighting experience, thus becoming a Distressed Damsel and quite possibly Damsel Scrappy. Cue Original Generation 2, she gets a customized Fairlion and starts taking to the frontlines. Part of this, though, stems from the fact the customization for the paired Fairlions is a system allowing the pilot of one unit (Latooni) to remotely control the other unit.
Actually, Shine's quite capable of piloting by herself. In The Inspector, she fought against Ouka in the Rapiecage with the GEIM System activated and survived long enough to reach its operational limit. In the Second Original Generation, she's thrown in La Gias without Latooni, and fought there just fine.
One of the stars of Original Generation Gaiden. Just a Hot BloodedOrdinary High School Student from the city district of Asakusa, he receives frequent telepathic messages from a being calling itself "Roar". When his younger sister Shouko's attacked by the invading Shura, Kouta gets desperate to protect her, until Roar gives him instructions to transform into his armor, becoming "Fighter Roar". While this doesn't seem to be enough to repel the Shura, his grandfather Kisaburou unveils the machine he's been hiding and repairing for years: Roar's Compatible Kaiser. Kouta goes to pilot it and fends off the Shura. Just when he thought he won't be using that power anymore, he manages to escape the ODE Incident, only to see Shouko get nabbed away by Folka Albark, forcing him to go on the run after his newfound rival, get in the Compatible Kaiser and save his sister. He manages to join the Kurogane crew along the way and learn more about their operations, eventually befriending Folka who just defected from the Shura.Unfortunately, Kouta didn't expect Shouko to wind up becoming a victim of Duminuss' brainwashing (but really, it was the Dark Brain's doing), wearing the "Emi Armor" and piloting the G Thundergate, the companion craft to the Compatible Kaiser. Out for Roar's blood, it takes large amounts of I Know You Are In There Somewhere Fight to break control over Shouko, thereby rendering her as the Henshin Heroine "Fighter Emi" and face Roar's nemesis Dark Brain.Kouta winds up reappearing in continuity in the Endless Frontier EXCEED spin-off sequel. However, he's placed in a supporting battle assist role. In the EXCEED drama CD that occurs prior to the game, Einst Alfimi is kidnapped by amoeba-like creatures and Axel Almer with Kouta dives head-on to save her. They instead wind up being transported to the Endless Frontier, with Kouta meeting them later, surprised at Axel's shift in personality and the appearance of Aschen Brodel, mistaking her as Lamia. Regardless, they manage to return to their world once the misadventure ended, but for the sake of not confusing everyone, Kouta decides to keep the majority of this detour to himself (and Axel).But getting back to the real world doesn't equate rest for Kouta, as the Earth is now under siege by the Ruina and the Guests, with the Gaia Sabers making things complicated. Kouta rejoins the Steel Dragon Battle Group and heads back to Asakusa City to retrieve the Compatible Kaiser, only to find delinquent Michiru Hanaten waiting to challenge him in front of his home. Even more surprising, Michiru has developed a crush on Shouko. He had no time to worry, as the [[spoiler: Guests began laying siege on Asakusa City. With Michiru's assistasnce in the G Bankaran, Kouta recovers the Compatible Kaiser and eventually goes on full force in helping the Steel Dragon Battle Group until the end of the Sealing War.Tropes associated with Kouta:
Chest Blaster: (G) Compatible Kaiser's Kaiser Burst. Doubles as a Continuity Nod/Mythology Gag, as the letters "BF" (Battle Force) are seen in the attack, which confirms this is the same Kaiser from The Great Battle IV.
Power Echoes: Variation; his voice has a noticeable reverb effect whenever he starts yelling.
Reconstruction: Everything about Kouta and the Compatible Kaiser's done in an incredibly stereotypical, old-school Super Robot anime style, which contrasts heavily with the Real Robot dynamics concerningSuper Robots in the Original Generation universe and mythos.
Rocket Punch: Compatible Kaiser's Spiral Knuckle; the G Compatible Kaiser's version clasps both hands as the Double Spiral Knuckle. Interestingly, the latter resembles the same named attack the Dangaioh has.
Shout Out: Doubles as Expy. Original Generations version of Compatible Kaiser is practically the Gravion in appearance and attacks; by Original Generation Gaiden, the G Compatible Kaiser's tailored to be the Sol Gravion. This is because Masami Obari created, designed and directed Gravion, and was tasked by Banpresto to give the Kaiser a new look for the series.
You Do NOT Want To Know: Inverted. Kisaburou was more than willingly to tell his grandson why he hid the news about Roar and the Kaiser, but Kouta isn't interested in hearing it; in fact, he doesn't want to get mixed up in "more annoying crap". Obviously, Kouta didn't know he had no choice later.
The Cool Old Guy amongst the originals, Daitetsu was originally the captain of the space-exploration ship Hiryu years before the events of the first game. After an encounter with the Aerogaters near Pluto, he's forced to retreat after being overpowered. This incident hovers over Daitetsu, as he swears he won't allow such an incident to happen again. By then, he's moved to a rank of commandant of a military academy, where he trains his future XO and protege Tetsuya Onodera, Lee Linjun and Lefina Einfeld. Just as he becomes captain of the newly christened Space-Noah class battleship Shirogane (with Tetsuya as his deputy), Shu Shirakawa shoots it down with the Granzon during its maiden voyage. Despite two ship disasters on his record, Daitetsu's given command of the second Space-Noah battleship Hagane during the Divine Crusaders War. Fortunately, he has more success, as the Hagane single-handedly attacks DC headquarters and achieves total victory. Depending on which route you take in the game, the Hagane is either scuttled in order to infiltrate the White Star or assists the rebuilt Hiryu Custom in the assault.By the time Original Generation 2 rolls in, Daitetsu's still captain of the rebuilt Hagane, despite talks with his superiors he should retire. He leads the ship through another war with the Neo Divine Crusaders, including the invading Inspectors. During an assault at the Inspectors-occupied North American Langley Base, LeeLinjun springs a surprise preemptive on the Hagane in order to sink it. The attack wounds Daitetsu, but he quickly orders both the Hagane and Hiryu Custom to make their escape. Sadly, the injury was a fatal one, yet Daitetsu managed to hold on long enough to secure a safe retreat for both ships before quietly succumbing..Daitetsu has a fondness for sake, and keeps a bottle in his office for special occasions. Tropes associated with him are:
BadassGrandpa: Justified because he's got a granddaughter and a battle-hardened veteran.
Blessed with Suck: Surprise attacks seem to have it in for Daitetsu. He lost two ships because of it, and just when it looks like he'll get past this trope, Lee comes out of nowhere and nearly sinks the Hagane.
Cool Old Guy: Gains a lot of respect and admiration from the younger cast members. In fact, a funeral is held following the tragic scenario. To that end, some of the character portraits has the originals crying, and even Elzam arrives in person rather than in his Ratsel persona, as visiting his funeral using his disguise, in his own words, is disgracing Daitetsu's memories.
Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Averted. We consistently see Daitetsu with a corn-cob pipe in his mouth, but we rarely see him lighting it or taking a puff)
Adjutant to Daitetsu, Tetsuya graduated from the military academy Daitetsu taught at. Placed second overall in his class, right behind Lee Linjun, but for reasons unexplained, he's chosen over the more-qualified Lee (on paper, at least) as Daitetsu's second-in-command. He survives the South Pole attack on the Shirogane and moves on to become the second-in-command of the Hagane during the first DC War. For the most part, Tetsuya acts like an overreactive, nervous rookie, serving as a form of comic relief amongst the originals. However, depending on the route played in Original Generation, Tetsuya reveals himself as quite the brilliant tactician, seen with his strategy of using the recoil of the Hagane'sTronium Buster Cannon as a means of escaping from what would've been a suicide attack on the White Star.During the second DC War, Tetsuya's still executive officer of the newly-repaired Hagane, despite suggestions from several people that with his talents, he should be given command of his own ship. For the most part of Original Generation 2, Tetsuya still acts like his semi-goofy self, until Lee's defection to the Shadow-Mirror and his surprise attack on the Hagane that kills Daitetsu at Langley. This event considerably forces Tetsuya to man up and assume command of the Kurogane for the rest of the Inspector conflict, albeit under the title of "Deputy Captain", having too much respect for his mentor. By the time Original Generation Gaiden rolls in, he's the full-fledged captain of the Hagane and manages to make it through and not totally wreck the ship.Unlike Daitetsu, Tetsuya can't really hold his liquor well and gets drunk rather easily. He embodies these tropes:
Badass Normal: From Original Generation 2 onwards, he attains the badass part.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Starts out the comic relief and nearly seems useless; hell, this is even reflected in his Spirit Command list. Then, when you least expect it, Tetsuya shows just why he graduated so high in his class.
Captain of the refitted Hiryu Custom, Lefina gradutated at the top of her class and given command of the ship on what's labelled as a "trial basis". At 18 years-old, Lefina is shy, nervous and very unsure of her abilities. As a result, she tends to defer a lot of decisions to the more experienced leaders, like deputy captain Sean Webley (Daitetsu's former adjutant) and ATX Team leaders Sanger and Kyosuke. During the DC War, she leads the Hiryu Custom and the ATX Team against the entire United Colony Corps defensive force and slowly matures into a dependable leader. The Hiryu Custom succeeds in defeating the UCC and reestablishing EFA control in space. She participates in the L5 Campaign, however Lefina's involvement varies slightly depending on which route the player chooses. After the war, the Hiryu Custom is assigned to the Icarus asteroid base.In Original Generation 2, the Hiryu Custom is recalled back to the Earth sphere initially to investigate the disappearances of random EFA squads in the L2 sector. After an attack on Mao Industries by a mysterious alien robot, the ship's assigned to protect the White Star from an alien attack. Lefina orders a full retreat from the White Star after the fleet stationed there's wiped out by the Inspectors. She also assists in the evacuation efforts from Mao Industries and the Tesla-Liecht Institute from the Inspectors, and eventually rejoins the Hagane in fighting them off. After the Inspector War, the Hiryu Custom is assigned to the Moon's defense forces. By Original Generation Gaiden, the Hiryu Custom is once again called back to action against the Bartoll incident and the Shura invasion.Lefina functions nearly as a Distaff Counterpart to Tetsuya: both are quite easily startled and teased, only she has more potential for Moe Moe. She embodies these tropes:
Meaningful Name: "Hiryu" means "soaring dragon". Not only is the meaning supposed to be a reference to it "soaring through space", but also because the battleship's bow was designed to look like a dragon◊.
A staff member at Mao Industries, Radha is introduced in the first Original Generation game in Kyosuke's route. Although she has a custom white Schutzwald, Radha mainly heads out to the battlefield when the need arises. Radha first appears helping Gilliam Jaeger protect a shuttle (and its cargo) from being seized by the Divine Crusaders. They succeed in keeping the DC from the cargo, but Sanger (hiding his identity) disables the launch platform, forcing the Hiryu Custom to transport the cargo. After Mao Industries is attacked, Radha goes on the help the Hiryu Custom and its efforts to stop the United Colony Corps. It's during this time Radha introduces her personality quirk: she's a fan of yoga, albeit a big fan...so much she tries to teach it to everyone she meets. Hilarity Ensues when this first happens: Excellen and Katina loudly complain about their experiences, while Viletta's in so much pain she can't even speak. The reactions of the other pilots to Radha's offers of yoga lessons come close to rivaling the reactions to Kusuha's health drink.In Original Generation 2, Radha's still working with Mao Industries. More details about her backstory are revealed. She was a test subject at the ICS (the same place where Aya and Mai Kobayashi were); however, Radha was let go by Cuervo Cero, a scientist she worked for and developed a friendly relationship with some time before the accident involving Mai that destroyed the ICS. When Radha meets Arado Balanga and learns Cero worked at the School, she's seriously shocked and somewhat heartbroken. Radha then commits herself to assisting Arado and Latooni in rescuing Seolla and Ouka from Agilla Setme's control and confront Cuervo. When she finally gets the chance to meet Cero, he reveals that all along he cared for the School children, but hated himself for putting them through the program. When the Earth Cradle begins to collapse, Cero's injured and pinned down after an attack from Anthuz Egret. Radha tries to save him, but Cero tells her to leave take care of the School Children in his stead. After the Inspector War, she retires from piloting to become a civilian contractor with the New Aggressors. However, after the ODE Incident, Radha took on the battlefield again. Maybe after the ensuing battle with Dark Brain she can return to civilian matters...Radha's tropes include:
Body Horror: A less disturbing variation. Somehow, she's able to contort her body in such a fashion that she was able to fit inside a Huckebein MK II cockpit with Bullet when he first sortied in it...and scare the living shit out of him.
You Do NOT Want To Know: Don't bother asking Bullet, either; he was too freaked out to give details, and probably still has nightmares about it.
Meaningful Name: Her Leitmotif, "Padma no Asana", translates to "Asana of Destruction", quite the opposite of Radha's behavior...unless it's a joke towards her yoga poses...
Psychic Powers: Subverted. Even though Radha was a test subject at the ICS, she never developed the same level of telekinetic powers other Psychodrivers exhibit. However, she does have a heightened sense of awareness compared to non-psychic pilots, but this doesn't qualify her as a Psychodriver.
Say My Name: Does this after Cuervo Cero dies during the Earth Cradle's collapse.
The last of the Machinery Children, Ing made his debut in an Alpha 2 side-story manga called "Lost Children" (but since this is his game debut, his entry will go here). Following the Gan Eden's defeat, Ing awoke and found himself within a badly damaged Huckebein MK II. Having no idea who he was or where he had come from, Ing soon found himself under attack from the Alpha Numbers, specifically those who had went to the Bad Future via Alpha Gaiden. When they saw his face, they realized he was one of the Machinery Children and kept labelling him as "Egret". Ing managed to hold back the Alpha Numbers and caused a huge explosion, allowing him to make a quick escape.Upon waking up from the explosion, Ing found himself under the care of the Alpha Numbers. Giving him a place to recuperate, Ing tells them his situation and how they kept referring to him as Egret. Suddenly, the place is attacked by mysterious Bergelmirs, under orders to find and capture Ing. The Alpha Numbers retailate and Ing manages to hijack a Bergelmir of his own. Damaging one of the enemy pilot's mask reveals to Ing the attackers and him share the same face. After the enemies retreat, the Alpha Numbers tell him the location of the Earth Cradle and Ing sets out to find the truth about his existence.Ing appears in the Second Original Generation piloting a custom EXbein called the "Ashe" (the EXbein having first appeared in The Inspectors anime), after Amara destroys all of Mao Industries' Huckebeins. After his Psychodriver powers awaken, Ing crafts the EX-EXbein from the Ashe.Ing's tropes include:
The Other Darrin: To distance himself from the other Machinery Children, Ing is not voiced by Akira Ishida. Instead, he is voiced by Hiroshi Okamoto.
Psychic Powers: Unlike the other Machinery Children, Ing is a Psychodriver. To accomodate this, the Ashe is installed with the T-Link System.
Super Prototype: The EXbein is the prototype unit for the Huckebein MK III, though we don't know if the Ashe is stronger; canonically, though, the EXbein is weaker than the MK III.
Ace Custom: The Ashe has been modified from the EXbein significantly, though it's probably because it was put together with a bunch of spare parts, after it was damaged by the Code: Evil.
Additionally, the EX-EXbein is likely going to be a testbed for the technology that will later be incorporated into the SRX Altered Banpreios.
Sweet Tooth: Oddly one of Ing's traits is he enjoys sweets a lot; he particularly didn't mind Cliana Rimskaya's "strawberry jam-flavored rice balls".
The Reveal: Ing was never a clone of Arado, unlike the other Machinery Children, but another clone of Ingram Plisken, created so that Euzeth could possess a body with Ingram's DNA to further increase his power.
Female protagonist of Real Robot Regiment, Ariel Org is "Subject Zero", the first of the Artificial Human-based "Idealants Project". In her game of origin, she is tasked by her dying creator Dr. Ozunu to pilot the Flickerei Geist and stop her "brother" Duvan Org, the second android created by the project, after he destroys Ozunu's lab. Ariel allies with the Preventers to pursue Duvan, but also learns to express herself, as she believes she lacks the emotional capabilities of a human. When Ariel defeats Duvan and his transformed Alles Geist, the machines disappear in a brilliant flash of light. While everyone comments that Ariel is likely dead, she manages to escape to the Guyana Highlands and lives the rest of her remaining life in memory of her brother.In the Second Original Generation, Ariel begins as a member of the Gaia Sabers along with Duvan, but after witnessing its atrocities and questioning their methods, she flees with the Flickerei Geist with some help from Professor Eric Wong. Seeing another display of the Gaia Sabers' methods, she immediately defects to the Steel Dragon Battle Group. After Duvan is defeated and the Sealing War is over, Ariel is drafted into the ATX Team. However, her lifespan is revealed to be much shorter than before, posing a problem. Thankfully, Lamia has been sent to find a way to solve that problem by reverse-engineering her design by her creator Lemon Browning, thus given time, Ariel will be able to live like a normal human.Ariel pilots the Flickerei Geist, a machine made from parts of the Gespenst MK III and various other Personal Troopers. In the Second Original Generation, the Flickerei is instead made from parts of scrapped machines, including the Rapiecage and some elements of the Alt Eisen, particularly the right arm torn off by Axel during Operation Plantagenet in Original Generation 2. The machine also houses the "Faul Kern", the core of a Jetzt unit as its primary power source, but is considered flawed as it cannot evolve to gain further abilities, unlike the Alles Geist's Faul Kern.
Expy: In the Second Original Generation, the Flickerei Geist is based off of data from the Alt Eisen. From a physical standpoint, the machine's pretty much what would happen if the Alt and Weiss Ritter had a baby. However, it turns out the Flickerei is mainly based on the Alt and the Rapiecage (amusingly, another machine whose name means "patchwork"), even having it's trademark Code U.U.N. attack.
Meaningful Name: "Flickerei" means "patching/patchery" and "geist" is "ghost" in German. The Flickerei Geist is built using different parts from other Personal Troopers, namely those derived from the Gespenst line.
"Faul Kern" is loosely translated as "rotten core" in German. Keeping in mind the Jetzt are human-engineered Einst, the Faul Kern in the Flickerei is flawed and cannot evolve.
Spell My Name with an S: Realistically, her name should be "Arriere" ("rear" in French) to keep the loose Theme Naming between her and her brother "Devant" ("front" in French). But, honestly, neither are real names.
Overlaps with Meaningful Name/Theme Naming, as the original form of their surname Org should "Ogre". By translating their complete names in Japanese, they become "Devant Ogre" (or "Zenki", as in front demon) and "Arriere Ogre" (or "Gouki", as in rear demon). Their mechs also reflect this: Alles is the larger of the two (representing the Zenki) while Flickerei is much smaller (representing the Gouki). Finally their "father" Dr. Ozunu is a reference to the "En-no-Ozunu" Shinto folk tale, thus completing the circle.
Wrecked Weapon: In the Second Original Generation, the Flickerei Geist is built out of salvaged or damaged parts from other mecha. Its Revolving Stake arm is the same one Axel tore off the Alt Eisen in Original Generation 2, while its Autocannon left arm belonged to the Rapiecage, salvaged from the Earth Cradle. The main chassis is what's left from the incident in the past that deemed the Flickerei a failed unit.
Your Days Are Numbered: Ariel's short lifespan is due to being a product of the Idealants Project. Lamia has been sent to solve this problem at the end of the Second Original Generation.
Sean Webley (Voiced by Kan Tanaka)
Vice-Captain of the Hiryu Custom, Sean is a close friend of Daitetsu and loves to spend time drinking with him. He was previously the second-in-command of the Hiryu with Daitetsu as the commanding officer, before their trip near Pluto and their first encounter with the Aerogators. One of his hobbies include openly guessing the three sizes of the female crew and pilots, even flirting with them.
One Last Drink: Variation; Sean had saved a bottle of Scotch to share with Daitetsu if they succeeded with Operation Plantagenet. He tosses away the bottle into the sea as an offering to his fallen friend.
Breakout Character: Of sorts; she had more lines than Eita (who has been in Original Generation since his debut in the first game) and even managed to make it into the second ending of The Inspector instead of him.
An advisor for the Tesla Leicht Institute, and the master of the Jigen style of swordsmanship, Master Rishu is the teacher to Sanger and Bullet. A good-natured man, when it comes to matters of the sword, Rishuu is a strict man. At his time in Tesla Leicht, he has provided the motion data for the Colossal Blade and its development.
Ascended Extra: Was partially available for use in 2.5: Unified Wisdom, but is fully playable beginning with Original Generation Gaiden.
Day in the Limelight: Shouko fights independently without relying on Kouta by deploying in the G-Thundergate as a seperate unit for the Second Original Generation, in contrast to her appearance in Original Generation Gaiden. See Dummied Out for more.
Dummied Out: Was supposed to be a playable character since Original Generation Gaiden, but time constaints forced her and the G-Thundergate to automatically combine with the Compatible Kaiser, rendering her as a sub-pilot. The fact the game's Free Battle Mode details her own battle quotes, with the G-Thundergate's animated attacks, proves this. The Second Original Generation rectifies this.
Good Costume Switch: Her armor and the G-Thundergate turn red, once she regains control of herself. Her armor also loses the mouthplate.
The spirit that resides inside the Roar Armor that Kouta wears, he is the same-named character fromThe Great Battle series. After some unspecified time in The Great Battle series, Roar leaves the Battle Force universe with the Compatible Kaiser to pursue his nemesis Dark Brain. Unfortunately, the resulting dimensional jump severely damaged his machine, as well as tearing Roar's body apart. The Kaiser arrived on Earth where it was found by Kouta's grandfather Professor Kisaburo Azuma, who took the Kaiser and repaired it using the same technology behind the Dynamic General Guardian series. How Roar manifested himself inside Kouta is unknown, but when the Shura began attacking Earth, Roar allows Kouta to use his armor to transform into his previous body and acquire his powers.
Demoted to Extra: Warrior Roar is unavailable as a "sub-pilot" for Kouta in the Second Original Generation, in contrast to his previous appearance in Original Generation Gaiden.
The Obi-Wan: A rare example where the Obi-Wan is Not Quite Dead - Roar's body was just destroyed, but his spirit resides in the Roar Armor.
Spirit Advisor: Though there are times in combat where Roar comments on how poorly Kouta performs in the armor.
Michiru Hanaten (Voiced by Yoshinori Sonobe)
A student of "BanNam Academy", Michiru was loosely mentioned in the Endless Frontier EXCEED drama CD, but made his on-screen debut in the Second Original Generation. When Kouta was in the Endless Frontier, Michiru went to Asakusa City to challenge Kouta, on his quest to conquer all high schools in Japan. Despite Kouta not being around, Michiru prepares to wait for him, to the extent of standing outside his home until he returns. Shouko wouldn't stand for this and allows him to stay in the Azuma residence while he waits. This was long enough that Michiru develops a huge crush on her. When more Guest invaders attack Asakusa City, mass-produced JinRai arrive on the spot to destroy them. Unfortunately, they begin tearing apart the city because the Compatible Kaiser is hidden beneath the city's amusement park (MP Jinrai are programmed to destroy all Dynamic General Guardian units: the Kaiser was repaired with the same tech). Wanting to help, Professor Kisaburo unveils the G Bankaran, a Super Robot based on the same Dynamic General Guardian's designs. Since Michiru had assisted Kisaburo with its development when Kouta was away, he sorties out in the machine to help him.
Badass Normal: Just your average Japanese high school loudmouth delinquent, who so happened to have provided the motion data for the G Bankaran, enabling him to use the machine, and even then, most of what Michiru does in it is being straight-up physically punishing.
Bilingual Bonus: The kanji that appear during the G Bankaran's Type 8710 Dragon-Tiger Combo is a very colloquial phrase that most people, even some Japanese, might not understand. When literally translated, it says "I don't need your opinion!", but culturally speaking, it's the Japanese equivalent to the phrase "Fuck the police". How fitting, considering Michiru's character.
Captain Ersatz: Undoubtedly of Boss, but unlike him, Michiru is much more competent in his behavior and attitude. In regards to the G Bankaran, like the Boss Borot, it's a resupply unit, but unlike Boss' machine, which teeters between Joke Character and Lethal Joke Character in its appearances, Michiru's mecha is neither and a straight-up Mighty Glacier.
Shut Up, Hannibal!: Delivers a magnificent one to Chienne and the other Boosted Children about how they're on the "side of justice" by aligning with the Gaia Sabers as they terrorize and remind Seolla of her horrid experimentation, telling them it's so blatantly clear who's the villain here and what they really are - a pack of stray dogs just wagging their tails for a meal.
The Man Behind the Man: Archibald Grims did not orchestrate the events behind the Elpis Incident: Karl hired him to do it. This was so the Federation could undermine the space colonies' legitimacy for independence.
Unfit for Greatness: Despite issuing the Tokyo Manifest, which would better rearm the planet's military for future incursions against extraterrestrial threats, he still believes peace talks with the Inspectors is a viable option. This only leads to a coup d'etat within the Federation government that unseats him from power.
Killed Off for Real: In the most anti-climatic, yet accidental way. He just happened to be in the transport plane rammed by both the Hagane and Hiryu Custom as they're making their escape from the Gaia Sabers. They weren't doing it on purpose.
Of course, Arteil's the one who set that particular flight course for the transport.
Unwitting Pawn: Arteil Steinbeck sets up Graien to witness the Steel Dragon Battle Group's "coup" and gets himself in the way of the fleeing battleships, killing him off, so Steinbeck can frame the Battle Group for assassinating the president and taking full command of the Gaia Sabers.
Even enemies fulfill several tropes. Instead of individual enemies, it will list the group the EFA opposes.
(NEO) DIVINE CRUSADERS
The same-named faction from the Classic Timeline, the Divine Crusaders are built by Bian Zoldark, a genius scientist and father of Lune Zoldark, assisted by Shu. While they seem like a bunch of rebels, Bian made sure they follow his ethics and true nature: strengthen the Earth so they can prepare for upcoming alien invasions. After Bian dies, however, the group has a severe Motive Decay and forms the "Neo Divine Crusaders" in Original Generation 2 (Neue Divine Crusaders in the Japanese version), which try to topple the current government time to time, some with honor, some with petty reasons. Notable members include Colonel Van Vat Tran, TenzanNakajima, Tempest Hawker, Adler Koch, Archibald Grims (though he eventually strikes on his own) and Agilla Setme. It also employs the Troye Unit, an Amazon Brigade from the United Colony Corps, which Leona Garstein used to be a member of.
Notable characters belonging to the (Neo) Divine Crusaders (the ones from the Original Generation series):
Tenzan Nakajima (Voiced by Yasuhiko Kawazu)
A Burning PT player like Ryusei Date and Ryouto Hikawa, Tenzan was also recruited by the Divine Crusaders for his gameplaying talents. In Original Generation, Tenzan drops out of the Burning PT Tournament to join the DC, allowing Ryusei to win by default. In Divine Wars, Tenzan actually faces Ryusei in the tournament final and defeats Ryusei, becoming the champ. He becomes a test pilot for the Lion series, and eventually tries out the three Lion varieties (Lion, Guarlion, and Barrelion). He eventually settles on the Barrelion as his personal unit because he doesn't like how the other two units handle.Over the course of the DC War, he becomes a steady rival to Ryusei; unlike the latter, Tenzan constantly thinks the whole DC War is a big game and doesn't take into account of his actions. When the DC decides to debut the Valsion Custom unit, Tenzan is given Unit #3 by Adler Koch. Unfortunately, the GEIM system installed in the Valsion Custom makes him go berserk and distorts his perception of reality further; now he really believes he's in a real video game. He's killed during the DC's final assault on Geneva, Switzerland, leaving a serious impression on Ryusei. However, Tenzan's body is resurrected by Aerogater agent Atad Shamran as her personal pawn during the L5 Campaign, under the pseudonym "Gaza Haganer". In this persona, Tenzan has no memories of his past life, except for a trace sensation whenever he encounters the crews of the Hagane and Hiryu Custom, resulting in chronic headaches. That said, Tenzan doesn't lose his violent side and is relentlessly cruel in his behavior.During the final battle in the White Star, upon defeat, Tenzan finally regains the last memory of his life as Tenzan Nakajima: getting ready for the Burning PT finals. Unfortunately, he dies again, leaving a further impact on Ryusei's view of the world. Tenzan embodies these tropes:
Ace Custom (Has his own personally modified Barrelion. His briefly-used Guarlion is also a custom job◊, as it lacks the head fin all Guarlions have)
Ax Crazy (When piloting the Valsion Custom and as Gaza Haganer)
Brainwashed and Crazy (Variation while piloting the Valsion Custom: Tenzan wasn't exactly brainwashed; just plain crazy. Played straight when he's resurrected as Gaza)
Evil Counterpart (Tenzan's essentially what Ryusei would've turned into had the latter not learned to separate fiction from reality, specifically the harsh consequences of war, and matured as a person)
Fat Bastard (His portrait gives him the vibes that he's plump or fat. And boy, is he a huge jerkwad)
Kick the Dog (Reveals to Ryusei that Latooni was a member of the School and brings up how she was essentially Adler Koch's play-experiment. It was enough for Ryusei's Berserk Button to be pressed when he finds this out and gives Tenzan a piece of his mind)
Secondary commander-in-chief of the Divine Crusaders, Adler Koch was also a former instructor of The School.
Captain Ersatz: Adler's design of the Valsion Custom, being far larger than the typical Mecha-Mook, and using the GEIM System as an interface that warps the pilot's mind, is an obvious stand-in for the Psycho Gundam.
Lorenzo di Lorenzo di Montenego (Voiced by Kazuhiro Nakata)
Canon Immigrant: Lorenzo made his debut in Original Generation Chronicle, a set of short-stories from Dengeki magazine released prior to Original Generations. His story of hijacking a Valsion Custom Type-CF from Isurugi Industries is used in one of the five new scenarios for the game.
A Neo Divine Crusaders commander who debuts in Original Generation 2. His top subordinates are Yuuki Jaggar and Carla Borgnine, although he briefly serves as commander to Arado Balanga and Seolla Schweitzer. Archibald seems like a more mild-mannered person with a cunning personality. In reality, he's an Ax Crazy terrorist of the Elpis Incident. He set off a poison gas in the docking bay of the Elpis colony that forced Elzam von Branstein to kill his wife Cattleya. Archibald takes great pleasure in killing anything he sees, be it innocent or not. This causes some tension between him and those serving under him early on over military strategy, until Archibald joins up with the Shadow-Mirror and seriously injures Neo DC leader Colonel Van. During the final showdown in the Earth Cradle, Archibald reveals he was in fact hired by the real mastermind behind the Elpis Incident, Karl Scheltesman, of the EOTI Council. Said event was supposed to keep the colonies under Federation control rather than securing their independence. This confession, in an attempt to save his own life, horrendously backfires and is killed in a tag-team assault by the Branstein brothers.Archibald's an interesting character due to the number of Mythology Gags surrounding his family name. According to the "RyuKoOh Denki manga, which supposedly tells of events set several centuries before Original Generation, Archibald's ancestor Jabez Grims, a member of British royalty, excavates the Choukijin JakuOhKi and BuOhKi. However, since Jabez doesn't possess the Psychic Powers allowing humans to control the Choukijin, he uses opium in large amounts to pacify the machines. With these two Choukijin in his possession, Jabez goes on a rampage; fortunately, his actions are stopped by Rishu Togo's ancestor, Ryuuma. However, Jabez's actions have serious consequences: the Grims family is expelled from the aristocracy and no longer held any royal powers. As such, Archibald takes some measures to secure, and later stop the revival of, the RyuOhKi and KoOhKi in Original Generation 2'', but fails. Tropes associated with Archibald are:
Never Hurt an Innocent: Inverted; Archibald LOVES this trope so much, it wouldn't surprise anyone if he decides to steal candy from a baby, shoot it, then set it on fire.
Retcon: In Original Generation 2, Archibald pilots an Ashsaber given to him by the Shadow-Mirror during his last stand in the Earth Cradle. In Original Generations, he pilots a Giganspada, a sister mech to the Giganscudo Tasuku pilots.
Once known as "Aurum 1", the first of the Boosted Children at The School. During her time there, she befriends three younger children: Bronzo 27 and 28 (Seolla and Arado) and Latooni 11. She's one of the few remaining children after The School was shut down, and stays with researchers Aguila Setme and Cuervo Sero. Ouka first appears to a surprised Latooni and her teammates, piloting a R-Eins loaned to her by the Shadow-Mirror. She initially believes the EFA has brainwashed Latooni into fighting for them and killing Arado, despite Latooni's objections that Arado's alive and that she's fighting of her own will. After discovering that Arado is not dead, Agilla decides to alter Ouka (and Seolla's) memories to make them believe Arado was a spy for the EFA and kidnapped Latooni. After the memory alterations, Ouka is given the Rapiecage, a Super Prototype from the Shadow-Mirror based off of mecha from Project ATX. During the Rapiecage's first sortie, Ouka reveals it's equipped with a newer model of Alder Koch's GEIM System. Unlike previous GEIM System users, Ouka's able to resist the berserker side-effects of the system and maintain control over herself. After Seolla's rescued, the effects of Thurisuz Egret's attacks on Arado seem to have affected Ouka as well, albeit not as much as Seolla. This upsets Agilla, forcing her to practically override all of Ouka's memories and turn her into a emotionless shell of her former self. After some convincing from Latooni, Ouka seems to be fading away, so Agilla orders Ouka's memory to be "rebooted". Cuervo takes a gamble and uploads Ouka's back-up memory, which restores all of her memories. Ouka turns on Agilla, but when the latter is resurrected by Machine Cells, Ouka tries to stop her once and for all. Sadly, she herself becomes infected with Machine Cells, at which point she decides to self-destruct the Rapiecage and take Agilla with her. Despite objections from her "siblings", Ouka bids them farewell and is buried under debris from the collapsing Earth Cradle.Tropes associated with Ouka are:
Captain Ersatz: Out-of-universe, the Rapiecage (especially the "Rapiecage Fantome" from The Inspector) has the same design philosophy and naming scheme as the Flickerei Geist. In-universe, it's inversed; similarly, it's also built on the same concept as the Astranagant - emulating technology or out-right stealing it from the heroic factions.
Meaningful Name: Rapiecage means "patchwork" in French. The machine was created from combat data taken from the Alt Eisen, Weiss Ritter, Wild Wurger and Wild Falken. This is shown in the arsenal the mecha carries. Its system is derived from the Ashsaber (and its production number classifies it as an "Assault Dragoon), but built with modified parts from the "Valkyrie" series to make it more durable.
Super Prototype: In terms of being the eldest of The School children and getting the neato Rapiecage.
Theme Naming: "Aurum" means "gold" in Latin, hence why Ouka is the eldest and strongest of the Boosted Children.
A new member of the Shadow-Mirror created for Original Generation. Wodan Ymir's occasionally sent out by his superiors to antagonize the heroes, namely to impede their progress in quelling the Neo Divine Crusaders. Quiet, calm and exceptionally loyal, Wodan's initially mistaken for Sanger Zonvolt by the cast, who believes he's been Brainwashed and Crazy by the Neo DC into joining them. When the real Sanger appears during Operation Plantagenet, Wodan develops a strong rivalry with the samurai, making it personal to be the only one to defeat him.In reality, Wodan's an android based on the Alternate Universe Sanger who was killed in action in the Shadow-Mirror dimension (most theories hint it was Vindel Mauser who landed the blow). His body was recovered and given to Lemon Browning to be resurrected as one of the W-Numbers to be a countermeasure against the Beowulves squadron of The Federation. His identification is W-15 and unlike other W-Numbers, Wodan was simply modified into a cyborg, rather than being built from the ground-up. As a result, his personality's somewhat unstable; to keep him in line, Lemon has Wodan link with the Earth Cradle's supercomputer Magus and becomes its loyal guardian, a Continuity Nod to the Alpha Gaiden Sanger, the main difference being Sophia Nate having been built into Magus' core in Original Generation by Egret Feff).During Operation Planetagent, Wodan appears at the Tesla-Liecht Institute and stops the InspectorVigagi from killing Sanger, cementing their rivalry. Wodan not only buys Sanger time to get his new Dygenguard working, but recovers the Type-3 Colossal Blade for Sanger to use (in Alpha 2, that role was handled by Ratsel). Afterwards, Wodan's reassigned to the Earth Cradle to protect it from the Kurogane's assault and faces Sanger outside the facility for their penulimate duel. The sheer force from their respective attacks managed to destroy the outer shell (designed to withstand nuclear explosions, for the record) and cause the Earth Cradle to cave in. Unfortunately, the attack (and subsequent fall) severely crippled Wodan. At that moment, Egret orders Magus to restore the Thrudgelmir, but Wodan refuses, admitting he has lost to Sanger and tells him Sophia is now Sanger's responsibility. Wodan launches a final, killing blow on Feff and the remaining Machinery Children, but the over-damaged Thrudgelmir explodes, destroying Wodan.Wodan's modeled after the Alpha Gaiden version of Sanger and pilots the monstrous Thrudgelmir, which is really a Grungust Type-3 from the Shadow-Mirror world modified in the Original Generation universe by Machine Cells. Considering who Wodan's based off of, he embodies similar tropes, but to avoid redundancy, the following are either exclusive to Wodan or ones significantly changed:
Mythology Gag: Wodan is this, in a nutshell. Not only is his default Super Robot Sanger's first machine, but his outfit's exactly the same as his in Alpha Gaiden (aside from the mask). To top it off, Wodan's Leitmotif is Sanger's first Leitmotif, "The Gate of Magus". Long story short, he's basically an excuse to have both an Alpha Gaiden Sanger and Alpha 2/Original Generation Sanger in the same game.
In Original Generations, the Thrudgelmir gains a few gags of its own. Two attacks added to its arsenal were previously used by Sanger in the Alpha side-story manga "Steel Messiah". While the Drill Inferno didn't change, the "Hoshinagi no Tachi" (Slicing Sword of the Cosmos) gets slightly altered: in "Steel Messiah", the attack has the Thrudgelmir spin in a circle with the Colossal Blade still solid; in Original Generations, it's executed like the "Ichimonji Giri", except the blade's etheral and rips apart the landscape while swallowing its target whole.
An original enemy created for the OVA and later ported to Original Generation Gaiden. They're a system used for controlling a lot of machines in a network. Until one event, its creator Wilhelm von Juergen goes through deep Wangst after losing his family and reprogrammed it frantically into "assimilating all humanity into one to protect Earth". Bad move: the system turns into a sentient enemy of humanity, capturing and assimilating even Juergen himself and moves on to other humans. Duminuss finds it and makes use of it, serving as its pawn. Its worst crime is it manages to nearly kill Lamia (but Duminuss manages to salvage and revive her for further use), marking it as a personal enemy for the EFA, but quickly after being defeated, Duminuss states they're of no use anymore and eliminates it...well not really eliminating, but at least reprograms it again to its liking. Duminuss later abandons it, and it's not impossible the EFA will run into them again in the future, should someone take it. Tropes associated to the ODE:
Big Bad Wannabe (" Yay, I killed Lamia!...Wait a minute, what!? Duminuss killed me just after that!? And I even failed to completely kill Lamia after all!?")
Easily Forgiven (This is the EFA they're facing: they killed one of their best friends and their reaction is mostly "Poor Juergen, he's no longer himself?" Compared to what they said to Archibald...)
Expy (Inverted: eventually in the Nanoha-verse, Juergen gets his Expy in the form of Cypha, a newcomer who debuts by trashing resident Lamia Expy Signum (at that time hailed to be the most powerful character in the verse) through cheating and suddenly whipping out her Game Breaker weapon...then puts her to near death, possibly making her unable to go back to the battlefield again...all while mocking Signum's chivalry, similar to how Juergen mocked Lamia's iron free will)
This is what happens when you're at the far end of the "grumpy" spectrum.
Kyousuke Nanbu of the Shadow-Mirror Alternate Universe and captain of the Beowulves Gespenst squadron, under the designation "Beowulf". According to Axel Almer, who used to fight alongside with him in The Federation, Beowulf was identical to Original Generation's Kyousuke and shared many personality traits (unwavering determination, stoicism, leadership qualities, etc.), except somewhere along the line, he went Ax Crazy, rambling on about world destruction and its rebirth. This is what led to Axel defecting and joining the Shadow-Mirror, and the rivalry between him and his former comrade.As the Shadow-Mirror were ready to jump to the Original Generation universe, Axel was left to fend the Beowulves off at the Tesla Leicht Institute. While the Game Boy Advance version of Original Generation 2 told little of Axel's fight, the Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier drama CD and subsequent The Inspectors tells us Axel manages to wipe out the Beowulves singlehandedly and face the mad Beowulf. Although Axel comes out the loser, he announces his victory for having stalled enough time for his allies to escape to the other side. This leaves Beowulf screaming in rage of his defeat, despite having beaten Axel.Beowulf pilots a machine similar to Kyousuke's Alt Eisen, but given a blue color scheme. While this machine is never given the Alt Eisen codename, it is actually accepted as the successor to the Gespenst MK II M, and receives the proper "Gespenst MK III" designation. However, there are hints that there is more to the mech than meets the eye.Tropes associated with Beowulf are:
Ascended Extra: In a sense. Prior to Retcon, we are told he was Kyousuke's Alternate Universe counterpart. Original Generations hinted at the sadistic, omnicidal personality and had him play a central role in the back-story of the Shadow-Mirror (particularly Axel). Since then, he's had expanded roles in the Endless Frontier drama CD and The Inspector anime. Some have speculated that he may make his way over into Original Generation to become a prominent villain.
Note fans are hoping for the latter, as it would likely result in Kyosuke and Axel teaming up to take him out like so, as they did in the final episode of The Inspector.
Ax Crazy: Really creepy example. He's just as focused and determined as Kyousuke is, but unlike his counterpart, he has a near constant Psychotic Smirk in lieu of a poker face. Also, unlike other examples of this trope, Beowulf has a motive that drives him to be like this.
According to Lamia in The Inspector, there were rumors that he had a habit of killing his allies during combat.
I Knew It: Original Generations only hints at Beowulf's assocation with the Einsts via Facial Markings under his eyes, similar to Alfimi, while the Endless Frontier drama CD doesn't tell us why the MK III could regenerate a lost limb, after Axel's Soulgain destroys it. The first five minutes of The Inspector reveals...
Retcon: The Game Boy Advance version of Original Generation 2 suggests Beowulf is as heroic as the Kyousuke players know, and Axel simply hates him because Beowulf always beats him. Original Generations does a rewrite, indicating he's far more sadistic than meets the eye, justifying the rivalry between him and Axel. The Reveal in the drama CD and subsequent The Inspector anime ascends this to Complete Monstertoo literally.
The main antagonists of the Second Original Generation, the Gaia Sabers (or "GS", for short) are a hand-picked military group administered by President Graien Grusman after Original Generation Gaiden to be the first and last line of defense against extraterrestrials in protecting the Earth.Tropes common to the entire faction are:
Mythology Gag: The name of the faction is partially based on the same-named Banpresto developed game "Gaia Saver".
Spell My Name with an S: Despite the title "Gaia Saviour" in the prologue of the Second Original Generation, Steinbeck makes it clear word-for-word (in English text, no less) the organization is called "Gaia Sabers".
Lee Linjun (Voiced by Ryo Wakabayashi)
A former classmate of Tetsuya's, Lee functions as the semi-Evil Counterpart of Tetsuya in every way imaginable. His mannerisms in battle involve "following the book", to a point where it becomes painstakingly ridiculous. Lee also holds no care for his subordiantes, seeing them merely as pawns that are easily replaced. To that end, he holds a serious grudge against the participants of Operation SRW (which includes almost all the heroes; Tetsuya gets the brunt of his excuse). The reason? his wife Cynthia (yes, a woman who actually LIKED Lee enough to marry him) and his parents were killed during the Beijing attack by the Aerogators. His result: blame the heroes, NOT the invaders for his loss.Lee makes his debut in Original Generation 2, where he's captain of the rebuilt Shirogane. During the Neo DC war, Lee falls for a downright-obvious trap set by Shadow-Mirror forces and both he and the crew are taken prisoner. Lee's approached by Vindel Mauser and offered a position amongst their ranks, which he readily accepts. As if he couldn't get any worse, Lee launches a surprise attack on the Hagane during the battle at the North American Langley base. The heroes escape, but not without losing Daitetsu Minase in the attack. When both the Inspectors and Shadow-Mirror fall back to the White Star, Lee faces Tetsuya, now Deputy Captain of the Kurogane and then gets his ass handed to him HARD. So, as a last-ditch effort, Lee attempts to ram the Kurogane...except he forgets the Kurogane mounts A GIANT DRILLon its bow. The Shirogane is shredded to pieces.Or so we thought: apparently, Original Generations simply has the Shirogane retreat, instead. As much as it's hard to believe that Lee can survive a battleship-sized drill to the face, he returns in the Second Original Generation working for the Gaia Sabers as captain of the "Air Christmas", under the alias "Kali". His old persona is quickly discovered by the Steel Dragon Battle Group, however. Fortunately, even Lee still retain some standards when Arteil Steinbeck reveals himself as Euzeth Gozzo and shortly before, shot down both him and Nibhal Mubhal, resulting inn the latter's death. Lee finally pulls a Heel Face Turn and sacrifices himself by ramming the ''Air Christmas'' into Euzeth's Adamatron, with his last words admitting that he's wrong all along, and Tetsuya and the Steel Dragon Battle Group are truly the force that would make the Earth invincible, the way he always wanted it. He was killed in process, but this act freed Ing Egret from brainwashing put by Euzeth and eventually led to Euzeth's defeat.
Early-Bird Cameo: The side-story manga Record of ATX has Lee cameo as captain of an aircraft carrier during the Beijing attack. He watches helplessly as the city's razed by the Aerogators.
JerkassNeidermeyer: Lee takes these tropes and cranks it Up to Eleven and beyond. One has to wonder if he was solely created just so to be hated to death by players. If the answer's "yes", then Banpresto overdid it, which says a lot.
Expy: Lee is practically a mirror of Tempest Hawker from the first game. Both men are associates to a party member, motivated by a dead family member and are both jerkasses. Tempest defected to the Divine Crusaders, though Lee doesn't, despite being antagonistic and a playable character, until he joins the Shadow-Mirror.
Hypocrite: Lee complains about being late to a rendevous with the Hagane because the Shirogane is damaged in one scenario. When the former does appear to offer aid, Lee criticizes Daitetsu for being careless. Somehow, his duties as a soldier apparently comes first.
Informed Ability: There's is a reason why the fanbase called him "a graduate of the dumbass department".
Smug Snake: Banpresto probably want to give him a bit of a sympathy with his backstory, but he's just too much of a bastard for any of the fans to care. He still kept up his jerkassery the Second Original Generation, to the point that people find it hard to forgive him after his last minute Heroic Sacrifice and Redemption Equals Death.
Antagonist of Real Robot Regiment, Duvan is "Subject Double Zero" of the Artificial Human-based "Idealants Project" created by Dr. Ozunu. Duvan destroys Ozunu's lab and mortally wounds his creator after learning of the limited mortality given to the Idealants. To that end, he steals the Alles Geist and plans to harness the power of the Ultimate Gundam to break his "flaw" and intends to conquer mankind and rule them as their leader, believing it is his destiny as an idealized superior being to humans. Unlike his "sister" Ariel, who had experiences to expand her emotional aspects with the Preventers, Duvan never understood there are other means to live. He stubbornly continues to fight against Ariel and her allies, ultimately winding down to a final battle against her.Duvan appears in the Second Original Generation in a similar role to his Real Robot Regiment counterpart. When told by Eric Wong of his remaining time left, Duvan tags along with Eldy Mitte to Antarctica with hopes to use the Cross Gate Paradigm System to solve his mortality problem. As Edly uses the Cross Gate to power up the AI-1, Duvan attempts to do it too, but the Alles Geist can't handle such an influx of power. Since Eldy was simply using Duvan to buy time against the Steel dragon Battle Group, the AI-1 consumes him once she doesn't need him anymore.
Making her debut in the Second Original Generation, Amara Balshem is a clone of Ingram and also a member of the Gaia Sabers, who answers directly to Steinbeck. In her first appearance, Amara pilots the "Code: Evil" and at a Mao Industries factory, destroys all the existing Huckebeins models in the world, stealing the Tronium Engine in the MK III and the Black Hole Engine in the 009, before fleeing. She is later killed by Euzeth after he fulfilled her purpose.
Never Found the Body: The attack that "kills" her only brings her to critical HP before she is removed from the map, hinting at survival, although everyone writes her off as dead.
Chienne (Voiced by Yuka Nagayoshi), Chien (Voiced by Hiroshi Shirokuma) and Chiot (Voiced by Chihiro Tagaino)
Appearing in the Second Original Generation, these three are the Boosted Children of The School, representing the Argent-class. The bad news is, they're not as nice as Arado, Seolla and Latooni, they're in fact extreme jackasses who revel in showing off their superiority.
The leader of the Gaia Sabers, who works as a sponsor behind the Tsentr Project, Steinbeck was loosely mentioned in Original Generation Gaiden before appearing in the Second Original Generation. Usually seen aboard the Air Christmas, he orders his underling Amara to destroy the remaining Huckebeins and steal the Black Hole Engine and Tronium Engine. Following the orchestrated death of President Grusman, Steinbeck declares his absolute authority over the Earth's military, who must answer to the Gaia Sabers, with the Steel Dragon Battle Group being the only ones opposing him. It turns out Steinbeck is really Euzeth, reanimated from past Maha-Kalpas, who claims it was he who masterminded every event in Original Generation thus far to continue his purpose of surpassing the creators of the Cross Gate Paradigm System and ascend to godhood.To avoid redundancy with Euzeth, the following tropes are exclusive to Steinbeck:
Leitmotif: "Ultra One", which is another Mythology Gag, as Euzeth's first appearance in Super Hero Sakusen was him attempting to harness the powers of Ultraman.
Meaningful Name: Adamatron is derived from "Adam" and "Metatron". Keeping in line with the Theme Naming of the Ze Balmary Empire, Adam was the first man created by God and Metatron is Enoch, a descendent of Adam, who became an archangel.
Loosely based on the same-named faction from the Super Robot Wars Alpha series, these people are behind the Youkijin ("Evil Mechanical Gods") for the Second Original Generation. Their stated goal is the ascension of the human race into immortals, free from pain and suffering, but not all humans are compatible with the ritual, thus millions will die in the process. Needless to say, their methodology can be a little extreme. Stationed in the Garden of Baral, located somewhere in the Middle East, the faction controls the last two "God-class" Choukijin JakuOhKi and BuOhKi, as well as the last two survivors of the "Evil-class" and all members of the "Spirit-class" (although only one is seen). Aside from Kanan and Taihou, Kukuru is a member of this group, as well as Son Ganlong.This faction was in fact first seen in Original Generation Gaiden, in the middle of the Shura Rebellion, when strange creatures called the "Youjin" began to sporadically appear and assaulted the RyuKoOh. The began taking a more active stance in the Second Original Generation.
Jun Kanan (Voiced by Ryoko Nagata)
One of a pair of Chinese Immortals, Kanan was present during the first Kijin Wars and helped bring TouTetsuOh and KyuKiOh back under Baral's control. Although a bit extreme, she genuinely cares about humanity, comparing it it to a child that needs guidance.
Art Evolution: JakuBuOh's design has changed significantly◊ since it was first revealed in side materials. This can be a case of lacking specific materials used in its combination, and its still possible (although unlikely) for it to revert into a similar form as its original design in a different game.
Buxom Is Better: She REALLY likes other females' body and prefers someone as luscious, voluptuous and "gorgeous" as Kusuha. Hilariously, Kanan proclaims it out loud she has little preference over flat-chested women, much to Ibis' dismay.
The Rival: JakuOhKi has always been RyuOhKi's rival. Kanan herself is pretty determined in getting Kusuha to join the Garden of Baral because she's obsessed with Kusuha.
Sadistic Choice: Delivers a brutal one to Kusuha. Surrender the RyuJinKi or watch helplessly as Bullet dies with the KoOhKi and the TouTetsuOh devours many innocent soldiers in a gruesome manner. Kusuha only manages to get out of the situation thanks to Irui's psychic interruption, alongside Bullet being able to break the KoOhKi's brainwashing and reforming the RyuKoOh/KoRyuOh.
An elderly man and one of the two Chinese Immortals, Taihou has long since attained enlightenment and has become uncaring with the happenings of the rest of the world. He was present during the Kijin Wars, and assisted Kanan in wrestling the TouTetsuOh and KyuKiOh back under control.
Stone Wall: BuJakuOh reduces all damage taken by half.
A Chinese fox spirit of the same species as Xiaomu, Hou is one of Taihou's disciples and assists the Order by summoning the Youkijin. Most of the time though he just runs around making coffee for Taihou.
A tiger- and baboon-based "Evil-class" Choukijin of a higher rank than the "God-class", respectively, the KyuKiOh and TouTetsuOh are two mythical machines revived by Kanan and Taihou and put back into service for the Garden of Baral. The KyuKiOh excels in speed and has the greatest appetite of all the "Evil-class", while the TouTetsuOh can take more hits and is responsible for the death of Kukuru's parents back in ancient times.A long time ago they and their brothers (along with the "Sin-class" and all the lesser Choukijins) broke of from the Garden of Baral and started the Kijin Wars, which gravely took its toll on Baral's sphere of influence in the world. It was in this war that the Four Calamities were renamed as the Four Evils, and the Four Punishments became the Four Sins, and finally all the classless Choukijins became the Yokijins.
Field Power Effect: KyuKiOh and TouTetsuOh can lower the Will of any pilot in their vicinity before their turn.
Good All Along: The "Evil-" and "Sin-class" Choukijin betrayed the Garden of Baral because they disapproved of their ways. Despite being murderous man-eaters, their decision was just, for the RyuOhKi and KoOhKi eventually left Baral as well and aligned with them.
Not So Different: "Evil-class" Choukijin don't require human pilots because they gain energy by feeding on them. Simiarly, only a Psychodriver can effectively use a "God-class" Choukijin; a normal human will wind up having their Life Force consumed by a "God-class".
The sickly mother to Ryusei Date, Yukiko spends much of her time in the hospital. In order to cover the medical bills, Ryusei joins the military, who agrees to pay all the expenses incurred. Yukiko is a Psychodriver; in fact, she is the first recorded Psychodriver on Earth with an exceptional high potency of telekinetic abilities. She is the first human test subject for Kenzo Kobayashi's T-Link System.
Psychic Powers: The first recorded Psychodriver and the most powerful. She has since lost her abilities after Ryusei was born.
Giado Venerdi (Voiced by Keiji Okuda)
A ex-second lieutenant of the Earth Federation Army, Giado (Giada, in the original Japanese version) originally served as a fighter pilot before moving to a Humongous Mecha. A music aficionado, he and his girlfriend Garnet found a young girl abandoned and left to die, taking her in and giving her a name. With the end of the L5 Campaign, Gaido retires from the corps and marries Garnet. As of Original Generation Gaiden, he is the father to twins.
Dreadlock Rasta: Due to Woolseyism, this is enforced upon localization, wherein Atlus' localization team turned him from an Italian dreadlocked black man into a Jamaican dreadlocked black man with an appropriate Jamaican accent.
An ex-second lieutenant of the Earth Federation Army, Garnet is Giado's girlfriend and a pilot. A former model, Garnet loves interferring in other people's relationships or attempt to get two people together, despite the often strict fraternization rules in the Earth Federation Army. Together with Giado, they raised a girl they found abandoned and helpless. Garnet leaves the miltiary following the L5 Campaign and is married to Giado. In Original Generation Gaiden, she has given birth to twins Alec and Sandy.
A former mechanical designer at Mao Industries, Marion left for the Tesla Leicht Institute and became one of its most skilled developers. Thoroughly stubborn, she is one of the people responsible for the development of the Gespenst, and the lead engineer for the ATX Team.
Toilet Seat Divorce: She and her ex-husband Kirk Hamill broke up their marriage over technological basis for mecha. While Marion opposes the use of Extra-Over Technology, Kirk approves of it, despite him nearly getting killed years earlier during the Vanishing Trooper Incident.
Head researcher and director of the Tesla Leicht Institute, Jonathan is Irmgard's single father. Much like his son, he loves to flirt with women. Jonathan is the creator behind the Grungust series and helped Filio Presty design the flight-capable Tesla Drive.
Bumbling Dad: Kind of; he gave his son a rocket-powered tricycle as a birthday gift once. Try to guess what happened.
Director of Mao Industries located on the moon, Yuan is Rio's father.
Mitsuko Isurugi (Voiced by Yukiko Takaguchi)
Current president of Isurugi Industries, Mitsuko will promote anything from her company's assets with hopes to make the highest profit. Contrary to her gentle demeanor, she has a hidden agenda, providing support to the strongest side if need be.
War for Fun and Profit: It doesn't matter who she sells weapons to: so long as there's a profit involved (and maybe a few lives lost in the process), she's interested.
Wild Card: Somewhat; yes, it's implied she financed Graien and his faction's coup d'etat of the government in Original Generation 2 and continues to support him, but she frequently dodges his questions on who she's selling her company's tech to. In the Second Original Generation, it was she who contacted Shu regarding the impending Guest invasion and devises preventive measures for it. Despite providing the new Lion models for the Gaia Sabers, Mitsuko is still the leading sponsor behind Project TD, and eventually gave Sleigh Presty the lead to rejoin Ibis Douglas with the Steel Dragon Battle Group.
A former member of the Extra-Over Technological Institute, Professor Kisaburo is the grandfather to Kouta and Shouko. Through unknown means, he recovered the damaged Compatible Kaiser and partially restored it, using knowledge obtained from Bian's Dynamic General Guardian series.