!Raul Gureden (Voiced by Creator/GoInoue)
Male protagonist of ''Super Robot Wars Reversal'', Raul Gureden is a test pilot of the Excellence machine installed with the Time Flow Engine. He is partnered with WrenchWench Mizuho Saiki and good friends with the energy {{otaku}} Raji Montoya. His story differs depending on {{Continuity}}.

In ''Reversal'', Raul lives in a CrapsackWorld where events like ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' or ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Martian Successor Nadesico: Prince of Darkness]]'' is on the air. Trying to promote the Time Flow Engine, he enlists him and his team to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Nahel Argama]] or [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Nadesico]], but at one point meets the enigmatic Duminuss, who wants the Engine for its own purposes. Attacking Raul and his team, the Engine is damaged enough that it opens a wormhole, transporting them to the past, but before the events that occurred which turned their world into a crapsack one. After doubting that any changes will preserve the future, Raul declares that ''maybe'' a TemporalParadox won't hurt, if it's to fix the BadFuture, thus works with the "[[BadassArmy Round Knights]]" to ensure events will not trigger to cause the worst outcome. Duminuss continues to target him and the Engine, but its death throws Raul and his company back to their time, now brighter and sunnier because of his efforts to fix the past.

In ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2]]'', he hails from the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance same world as the Shadow-Mirror]], with a younger twin sister named Fiona. In the prologue, the team's sought by the Shadow-Mirror, but continues to elude them, until [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lemon Browning]] sends [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] to retrieve the Time Flow Engine. He proceeds to disable Fiona's Excellence when Duminuss appears and sends an attack at Raul. Fiona [[TakingTheBullet takes the shot]], but the shock of the attack causes the Engine in her unit to go haywire and open a dimensional gate, sucking the siblings in (fortunately for Axel, he eludes it). Raul, Raji and Mizuho wind up transported to the Original Generation universe and align with the Earth Federation Army (with some help from [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Gilliam Yeager]]) at the height of the war with [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic the Inspectors]] and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 the Einst]]. Following the conflict, Raul, Raji and Mizuho join the crew of the ''Kurogane'' battleship, with hopes that they might find Fiona.

Six months later in ''Original Generation Gaiden'', during a clash between [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Kouta Azuma]] and his BrainwashedAndCrazy sister [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Shouko Azuma]] as "Dark Emi", the energies from the Compatible Kaiser and G-Thundergate trigger a wormhole with Fiona and her Excellence coming out from it. While Raul catches up Fiona with current events, Duminuss kidnaps Raji and Mizuho. In response, he and Fiona take their machines to battle the creature and rescue them both, [[spoiler:alongside saving Duminuss' surviving homunculus Despinis]]. Raul's story ends with him dismantling the Excellence, citing the Time Flow Engine is too dangerous and something like Duminuss will come again with hopes to seize the Engine and misuse it. Opting to open a junkyard/mechanic shop called "L&E Corporation" [[spoiler:and taking in Despinis as a family member]], Raul continues to become a test pilot for Mizuho's new rescue-oriented robotics. Despite not actively taking to the battlefield again, Raul continues to help the Earth Federation Army in the ''Second Original Generation''.

Which machine does he pilot? The Excellence, of course, with a full set of frames, changeable to adapt to any situation/terrain. In either continuity, after Mizuho and Raji are captured by Duminuss, Raul acquires the {{super robot|Genre}} Excellence "Lightning" as a final upgrade. For the ''Second Original Generation'', despite having dismantled the Excellence, Raul returns with the new Excellence "Rescue". Raul embodies these tropes:
* {{Attack Drone}}s: Excellence Cosmodiver's "Fairy"
* CallBack: In Scenario 27 for ''Original Generation Gaiden'', Raul notes the environment is the same when they were attacked by Axel and Duminuss back in their world. ''Original Generation Gaiden'' reused the same map from ''Original Generations''.
* ChestBlaster: Excellence Lightning's "Black Sun"
* CombatMedic: Rescue frame
* CoolSword: Excellence Lightning's "Dimension Slasher"
* DemotedToExtra: The Excellence team goes through 2nd OG as a support unit, albeit a pretty damned good one.
* GunsAkimbo: Cosmodiver frame
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Over The Time Flow"
* MechaExpansionPack, SwissArmyWeapon: Excellence's multiple frames
* MulticoloredHair: Black-red hair
* [[ScrewDestiny Screw The Already Bleak Future]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: His standard reaction whenever people try to ship him with Mizuho.
* SpearCounterpart: Reversal'' only
** HalfIdenticalTwins: ''Original Generation'' only
* TemporalParadox, TimeTravel: ''Reversal'' only; of note is he doesn't necessarily care that he might alter the future to be more of a [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] than before.
* TransformingMecha: Excellence is basically this; in ''Original Generation'', it can change frames on the fly, as opposed to ''Reversal'', where it can only change during the intermission or docked with an allied battleship.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to WordOfGod, Raul and the rest of the ''Reversal'' cast were originally not intended to be in the ''Second Original Generation''. Because of development delays and time constaints, the team could have either not add them into the sequel or put them in, but rendered only the Excellence Rescue as the only frame available; they chose the latter.
* WrongGenreSavvy: The dismantling of the Time Flow Engine and Excellence frames is due to the belief it is attracting problems because of its unique nature. Turns out extraterrestrials still flock to Earth without it.

!Fiona Gureden (Voiced by Creator/YukiMasuda)
The heroine of ''Reversal'', Fiona starts as Raul's DistaffCounterpart, meaning her story's the same as his in ''Reversal'', yet they cannot coexist together. In other words, don't expect Fiona to be into GirlsLove, since she has a steady relationship with Raji, where she believes her status as a test pilot hinders his research with the Time Flow Engine. ''Original Generation'' turns her into a [[HalfIdenticalTwins younger twin sister]] and unlike Raul who [[StraightMan takes his business seriously]], Fiona's [[TheTease much more laid back and teasing]] and likes to remind Raul she's his younger sister, despite him claiming it shouldn't make any difference, since they're... well, you know... twins.

Her story starts out the same as Raul in ''Original Generation 2'', but after being thrown into the dimensional gate, Fiona vanishes and isn't seen again. Come ''Original Generation Gaiden'', when the clash between the Compatible Kaiser's Overgate Engine and the G-Thundergate opens up a wormhole, out pops Fiona, starving and still injured from taking the attack meant for Raul by Duminuss. Thanks to the interference of Axel [[spoiler:and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst Alfimi]]]], Raul hauls her for medical attention aboard the ''Kurogane''. After being caught up with the fact she's in an AlternateDimension and learning Raji and Mizuho are kidnapped by Duminuss, Fiona takes to the battlefield to assault Duminuss and continue to be at her brother's side. With Duminuss defeated, Fiona dismantles her Excellence, agreeing the Time Flow Engine is still yet an unstable piece of technology, and opens the "L&E Corporation" (named by her after the Lightning and Eternal frames) with Raul as another test pilot for Mizuho, although [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Dr. Marion Radom]] states she wants to build something for Fiona that's better than the Excellence.

She starts with the same Excellence machine like Raul, however her final upgrade is the much more feminime Excellence "Eternal". Fiona embodies these tropes (some of them are shared with Raul, though):
* {{Attack Drone}}s: Excellence Cosmodiver's Fairy
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Excellence Eternal's "Final Grand Cross"
** Technically subverted, because she doesn't do this pose while doing her HeroicSacrifice: she pulls it out after surviving all those hijinx with the Eternal frame. A case can also be made that the Final Grand Cross is a ShoutOut to Anime/DetonatorOrgun's "Grand Cross" attack.
* DemotedToExtra: Rendered as a sub-pilot for the Excellence Rescue in the ''Second Original Generation''
* DistaffCounterpart: ''Reversal'' only
** HalfIdenticalTwins: ''Original Generation'' only
* GunsAkimbo: Cosmodiver frame
* HeroicSacrifice: ''Original Generation'' only; subverted later due to TrailersAlwaysSpoil (see [[HesJustHiding She's Just Hiding]])
* HeyItsThatVoice: A special treat for ''FlameOfRecca'' fans. Fiona's basically a more laidback [[TheChick Yanagi]] with MUCH more backbone.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In ''Original Generation Gaiden'', she gets praised by Marion for using the Eternal's energy emitters as blades.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Over The World Wall"
* MechaExpansionPack, SwissArmyWeapon
* NotSoDifferent: Heroic variation. The way Marion approaches Fiona feels as if Marion was like Fiona when she was younger. Still, how a Fiona-like Marion (if true) could grow into the current Marion players know better...yeah, [[YouDoNOTWantToKnow might be better left unanswered]].
* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine
* TheTease: Not as much as [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning]], but she mercilessly teases her "Onii-chan~".
** Needless to say, fanart ran with this and gave us a ScrewYourself for ''Reversal'' and {{Twincest}} for ''Original Generation''.
* TransformingMecha

!Raji Montoya (Voiced by Hideki Ogihara)
Raul's scientist buddy who created the Time Flow Engine, Raji's an {{Otaku}} about energy sources and usually accompanies Raul in his endeavors, but in case you're playing Fiona's scenario in ''Reversal'', he's her love interest and a big source of Fiona's {{Wangst}}. In either continuity, he's kidnapped with Mizuho to create a new Time Flow Engine for Duminuss, but sabotages it at the last second to give Raul/Fiona a chance. Exclusively for ''Original Generation'', he becomes a sub-pilot for Raul's Excellence Lightning. At the end of ''Original Generation Gaiden'', when Raul and Fiona decide to dismantle their Excellences, Raji doesn't entirely abandon his continuing research to the Time Flow Engine, but he does intend to one day discover the Engine's true properties.

[[NamesTheSame Not related in any way with]] [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]], nor [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya did he say that]], nor were his parents [[YouKilledMyFather killed by Duminuss]] and neither does he say "PrepareToDie".

Tropes associated with Raji:
* AscendedExtra: Promoted from a non-playable side-character in ''Reversal'' to a sub-pilot in ''Original Generation''.
* HeroicSecondWind: Of sorts; basically, when Duminuss appears for the near-last time in ''Reversal'', it's really joyous that not even the Round Knights can stop it from getting what it wants. Suddenly, Raji makes his "malfunction" on the second Time Flow Engine work, Duminuss gets horribly wounded and the tables are turned to the Round Knights' favor.
* StoicSpectacles
* {{Otaku}}, NoFourthWall: In one intermission save dialogue, he tries to ''disassemble your PlayStation2'' just to understand how the energy source is!
* HeyItsThatVoice: ''{{Mahoromatic}}'' fans will recognize Raji as Toshiya; ''{{Shuffle}}'' fans will hear Itsuki.

!Mizuho Saiki (Voiced by Mariko Suzuki)
The other friend of Raul, more specifically his girlfriend ([[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend or not, as he insists]]), Mizuho's responsible for the creation of the Excellence machines and their various frames, built on the basis that her parents died after a disaster and she wanted to create a rescue-based unit. The irony is because of the demand in their world, she winds up arming the Excellence instead. Unfortunately for players, if Fiona's the main character for ''Reversal'', don't expect any LesYay. Usually seen next with Raji as a pair developing the Excellence, in either continuity, she's kidnapped with him by Duminuss. Exclusively for ''Original Generation'', she becomes a sub-pilot for Fiona's Excellence Eternal.

Tropes associated with Mizuho:
* AscendedExtra: Like Raji, Mizuho rises from side-character status in ''Reversal'' to Fiona's sub-pilot in ''Original Generation''.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Her reaction with Raul
* WrenchWench: May double as TheBlacksmith, having crafted the {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s for the Excellence.
* NamesTheSame: Variation with Mizuho's voice actress. She is NOT the Mariko Suzuki that voices [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]].

[[caption-width:330:Ah, such a happy family...]]
The antagonists of ''Reversal'', this group consists of a giant pink [[BuffySpeak blob-thing]] and its three homunculi children. Tropes common among all of them are:
* CrossdressingVoices: Duminuss and Laliar
* FreudianTrio, NiceMeanAndInBetween
** Tis is the "id", being the most bratty and impulsive
** Laliar is the "ego", who acts as the mediator between the siblings
** Despinis is the "superego", since she handles the task of supervising the construction the second Time Flow Engine.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Original Sin"; exclusively in ''Original Generation Gaiden'', the homunculi get their own exclusive theme "Be A Perfect".
* LittleMissBadass: Tis and Despinis; in fact, don't let the latter's demure self fool you. She's just about as good as she gets in combat.
* MeaningfulName, ThemeNaming: Duminuss and homunculi are all named after Greek words
** Duminuss or ''dunamis'' means "power", while ''teis'', ''despinis'' and ''raria" mean "matter", "miss" and "speech", respectively.
** The homunculi's mecha are ''Thugater'' and ''Pater'' (Tis), ''Eleos'' (Despinis) and ''Hypokrisis'' (Laliar), meaning "daughter" and "father", "mercy" and "hypocrisy", respectively.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: Although they look like human children, each have SuperStrength
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Tis" or "Tiz"? Is it "Despinis" or "Despoiniz"? Is it "Laliar", "Ralia" or "Lalia"?
* UndyingLoyalty: The three homunculi to Duminuss; subverted in ''Original Generation'' during Duminuss' LastStand.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Played with in ''Reversal''; Duminuss created the homunculi as children believing people will hesitate to fight a child. Averted when they sacrifice their "mind" to heal their badly injured master, forcing the player to kill them.

!!Duminuss (Voiced by Atsuko Hayama)
Duminuss is the mysterious entity in ''Reversal'' who claims it killed its creator (it could possibly be a ''she'' because of its voice actor in ''Original Generation'', but due to the lack of a specific gender, we'll simply designate Duminuss "genderless") and wonders about its purpose and attempts to find the answer. When Duminuss stumbles upon the Time Flow Engine, it tries to seize that with hopes to return to a point in the past and ask its creator about its purpose. Throughout ''Reversal'', Duminuss is assisted by three homunculi it created.

In ''Original Generations'', Duminuss makes its appearance in the Shadow-Mirror universe and heads an attack on the Gureden siblings, unknowingly damaging Fiona's Excellence and its Time Flow Engine. The next time it appears is in ''Original Generation Gaiden'', where-in Duminuss destroys [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Wilhelm von Juergen]] and commandeers the ODE System for its use. In this setting, Duminuss has acquired the "Emi Armor" and G-Thundergate, and forms an uneasy alliance with the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Shura]]. As help for revealing the inner workings of the Swordian Fortress, Duminuss demands they kidnap Shouko Azuma, brainwashing her to become Dark Emi via the Emi Armor and use the G-Thundergate to antagonize Fighter Roar, Kouta's HenshinHero alter-ego. All this is so Duminuss can gather parts of the "Twelve Keys" to summon its master [[spoiler:[[Characters/CompatiHeroseries Dark Brain]]]] into this dimension.

Unfortunately, due to multiple circumstance, the Emi Armor and G-Thundergate are seized by Kouta and his allies from the Earth Federation Army, forcing Duminuss to call its master. However, [[spoiler:Dark Brain]] deems Duminuss a failure for having lost the Emi Armor and G-Thundergate to his nemesis and destroys Duminuss after successfully summoning it..

Duminuss has three forms to fight you: "Proton", "Deutron" and "Triton". ''Original Generation Gaiden'' tosses out the Deutron form and has Duminuss transform into Triton form after [[spoiler:forcibly absorbing Tis and Laliar against their will]]. Tropes associated with Duminuss:
* AntiVillain BigBad: ''Reversal'' version; many REALLY got too touched with the homunculi's heart-wrenching HeroicSacrifice to the point one has to wonder "THIS is the ''BigBad'' of the game?". Some players went to the extremes and were unable to finish ''Reversal'' because they just can't bear to see the event go in vain. ''Original Generation Gaiden'' [[AvertedTrope threw all of this out the window]], though.
* BackFromTheDead, CameBackWrong: It'd use these as a mean to antagonize the heroes by reviving two supposedly dead characters. In ''Reversal'', it's [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Master Asia]]]]; in ''Original Generation'', it's [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]]]] (though more of a case of salvaging a NotQuiteDead person).
* BetaTestBaddie: Implied in ''Original Generation Gaiden'' by [[spoiler:Dark Brain, who calls Duminuss correctly as "Dynamis 3", that Duminuss is but one of many other {{Beta Test Baddie}}s in the multiverse created and sent out to seek the Twelve Keys]].
* EvilMatriarch: Apparently this is what it is, if you think it's a "she". It doesn't help that Duminuss has a CrossDressingVoice.
* OneWingedAngel: Two moments of this in ''Reversal''
* MoreThanMindControl: More or less; in ''Original Generation Gaiden'', it resorts to this to control [[spoiler:Lamia]] since normal reprogramming isn't enough, [[spoiler:yet it misses [[ChekhovsGun one tiny black box which ends up enabling her to recover]]]].
* SmugSnake: In ''Original Generation Gaiden'', Duminuss works with fellow SmugSnake [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Mizal Touval]].
* VillainOverride: Touchingly subverted in ''Reversal''; [[spoiler:as Duminuss is fatally wounded by the Round Knights, the homunculi sacrifice their souls to heal it, but their bodies keep going, [[{{Determinator}} still determined to carry out their creator's last wish]]. Made more touchingly when Dumniuss asks each of them what they desire, promising to fulfill it when it resurrects them]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Duminuss' only wish is to know its purpose; because its creator shunned Duminuss, it destroyed the creator. [[spoiler:It's implied Dark Brain implanted that memory into Duminuss and abandoned it]]. Duminuss shifts into different dimensions, discovers the Time Flow Engine and wants to use it to return to the past to ask its creator for its purpose. Three homunculi are constructed by Duminuss to assist it, with such loyalty to it [[spoiler:they willingly sacrifice themselves to regenerate their master]]. The Round Knights destroy Duminuss and it dies in agony never knowing what its true purpose is. Note this only applies to the ''Reversal'' countepart as ''Original Generation Gaiden'' subverts this and makes Duminuss an unrepentant JerkAss, [[spoiler:since its ''Original Generation'' counterpart is an entirely ''different'' entity created by Dark Brain]].
* YankTheDogsChain: Attempts to do so in ''Original Generation Gaiden''. [[spoiler:After making it look like Lamia is KilledOffForReal, Duminuss brings her back in order to demoralize her allies, making sure that Lamia cannot refuse any order, such as a SelfDestructMechanism. This ends in failure because Axel [[BackFromTheDead happens to be around]], [[HeelFaceTurn has a change of heart]] and [[SpannerInTheWorks knows something that overrides]] Duminuss' brainwashing]].

!!Tis (Voiced by Mayuko Takahashi)
The pink-haired homunculus of Duminuss, Tis is the leader of the three. Impulsive and hot-headed, Tis is [[ACupAngst super sensitive about the size of breasts]] (in fact, her wish if she ever gets revivied is to get [[BuxomIsBetter a body with larger ones]]). In ''Reversal'', Tis makes contact with [[Anime/{{Zambot 3}} the Gaizock Empire]]; in ''Original Generation'', she handles the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Space Flounder monsters]], as well ensuring the G-Thundergate is still in their possession.

Her mecha is called the Durgatel. Tis embodies these tropes:
* ACupAngst
* CuteBruiser: Moreso than the others. In ''Reversal'', she and her homunculi siblings fight the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shuffle Alliance]] ''to a standstill''...in '''unarmed combat'''.
* EnfantTerrible: Unlike the other homunculi, Tiz is pretty mean.
* FastballSpecial: One of the Durgatel's attacks is essentially having its towering golem-like machine "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Pater]]" throwing it at the enemy.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Durgatel's partnered with the much larger Pater, used in most of its attacks.
* LittleMissBadass
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

!!Despinis (Voiced by Megumi Ishikawa)
The blue-haired homunculus of Duminuss, the [[ShrinkingViolet chronically and painfully shy]] Despinis is charged with keeping control of those brought BackFromTheDead by Duminuss. When that character is freed, she handles the job of observing the construction the second Time Flow Engine by Raji and Mizuho in ''Reversal''.

Her personality, however, ends up giving her a good tweak in ''Original Generation'': [[spoiler:Despinis is the only homunculi spared, unlike her siblings who are consumed against their will by Duminuss, then destroyed by Dark Brain. The Gureden siblings adopt her into their family, though this doesn't fix her shyness]].

Despinis is seen with her mecha Ereos in combat, [[spoiler:but at the end of ''Original Generation Gaiden'', she destroys it to let go of the past. Despinis returns in the ''Second Original Generation'' as a sub-pilot of the Excellence Rescue, along with Fiona]]. Tropes associated with Despinis include:
* ApologisesALot, ApologeticAttacker
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: ''Original Generation'' only
* OjouRinglets, RegalRinglets
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEarnsLife]]: [[spoiler:''Original Generation'' only, primarily because she apologizes for having Lamia brainwashed after resurrecting her, is [[HumanityIsInfectious convinced by Raji and Mizuho to abandon Duminuss' quest]] and granted Raul and Fiona's protection during Duminuss' LastStand and a place among their allies]].
* ShrinkingViolet, ShyBlueHairedGirl
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Laliar (Voiced by Ryoko Nagata)
The only male homunculus, Laliar serves as the middle ground between Tis and Despinis. He contacts the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Neo Zeon]] in ''Reversal'' and takes a more active stance in combat. In ''Original Generation Gaiden'', Laliar rarely heads to the battlefield and [[DemotedToExtra seemingly gets shafted to the sidelines]].

In the instances he goes into battle, he uses the machine Hypocrisis. Tropes associated with Laliar:
* DemotedToExtra: Laliar was very active in ''Reversal''. In ''OG Gaiden'', he's more or less something of a glorified MissionControl for his siblings. While he does get into battle, it'd be for around just one or two battles.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Yes, that's [[Anime/KiddyGrade Eclair]] you're hearing. Don't ask why [[CrossdressingVoice she sounds like a boy now]] and her famous breasts is nowhere to be seen.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Always acts like this toward his homunculi siblings. It isn't unusual for him to hold off the heroes so Tis and Despinis can escape.
* TheOneGuy, UnsettlingGenderReveal: Yes, Laliar is a BOY, folks.
* SwordsAkimbo, BladeOnAStick: Hypocrisis sports four arms, all of them holding a sword each during one attack. Hypocrisis also wields several spears as its armament.