The princess of the planet Galaluna, Ilana is sent to Earth alongside Lance and Octus for her protection against Modula's forces, disguising themselves as students in Sherman High School. She is compassionate and well-intentioned, but her naivety of human ways causes the student body to label her a "doofus." Ilana and her armor system Corus is the "heart" of the Sym-Bionic Titan.
Action Girl: Less aggressive than the guys, but she can and will put up a hell of a fight when the situation calls for it.
Anime Hair: Seriously, how does her hair manage to stay up like that? And from the looks of her dad, it apparently runs in the family. The one time you actually get to see her hair down is very briefly when the cheerleaders and she fall into the school pool. Cut to the next scene, and her hair is automatically back up again. The hairstyle appears to be a Galalunian cultural thing. Baron in episode 8 has this hairstyle as well, as do several Galalunian background characters.
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Strongly averted in Episode 13, then again briefly at the beginning of Episode 16 when she gets herself dirty from climbing down a well.
Episode 19 shows that shes doesn't always look so fantastic in the mornings.
Body Horror: Happens during episode 13, "The Demon Within". The burns from her injury look gruesome, but the transformation sequences are quite a bit more graphic, going to the point of showing Ilana, still technically thinking and acting as herself, seeing her reflection in a puddle, and discovering that part of her head has opened to reveal her brain.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: When Galaluna was at peace, she did a lot of diplomatic and humanitarian work, as well as copious rescues of trapped-in-a-well pets.
The Kirk: The "Heart" in the Galanuian trinity of heart, body, and mind.
Spock Speak: Similar to that of Starfire (even though she's voiced by Raven). This lasts for only the first few episodes because she has to blend in..
Spoiled Sweet: Ilana is obviously used to the finer things in life, but she doesn't let that get in the way of saving the day when evil rears its head oh-so-often. In fact, in a way, it makes her more suited to it.
Strange Girl: To the rest of the student body, at least, due to her obliviousness to human customs. For a Galalunian princess, her behavior is probably fairly normal.
A Galalunian soldier and Ilana's bodyguard. Lance is labeled as a "bad boy" at school when he unintentionally draws all the girls' attention. He is not one to back out of a fight and is very protective of Ilana, easily mistaking anything as a threat to her. Lance and his armor system Manus is the "body" of the Sym-Bionic Titan.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: He's been to jail at least twice on Galaluna and once on Earth, so in that sense he really is a bad boy.
Teacher: Care to tell the class a little bit about yourself? Lance: ... No. (girls in the class smile in awe)
Captain Ersatz: He's Hyato Jin, right down to the hairstyle. Specifically, the aloof but chivalrous Hyato Jin of the 1970s anime, as opposed to the violent psychopath from the manga and Darker and Edgier later anime.
Chick Magnet: Every girl at school worships the ground he walks on, but he can't work up the nerve to pursue the one he actually likes. The one time he asked she turned him down, but that was more because of his choice of locale rather than denying him personally.
Chronic Hero Syndrome: Not as much as Ilana, but he does state in episode 4 that fighting crime makes him feel like he has a purpose.
Disappeared Dad: Vanished through a prototype rift gate and is presumed dead. Though when he was a kid, he believed he's still alive. He always hoped he would come back and take him home, but after his terrible first year at the military academy, he accepted that he's dead.
Lance: With all due respect, you're not my father. The King: You're right, I'm not your father. But if he were here— Lance: He's not here! He's dead, and he's never coming back.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be pretty intense when it comes to protecting Ilana, evidently shown in the second episode, but he's well-intentioned and will try to make up for his wrongs — such as destroying the robot that he accidently led back to the neighborhood and getting Ilana the snow globe she was admiring from the furniture store.
Interestingly, Lance often avoids the Conflict Ball with Ilana. As well as the fact that as the episodes go on, Lance is slowly mellowing out (or at least he's not as Hot Blooded as he used to be).
Shrinking Violet: If "Disenfranchised" was any indication, he doesn't like being the center of attention and shrinks away at Ilana's accidental announcement of his playing in a band. The second one may be Genre Savvy enough to know that once Ilana starts making a big deal out of something it's bound to end in disaster.
A bio-cyberneric robot sent alongside Ilana and Lance. Octus's hologram disguises include "Newton" when he's in Sherman High School; and Ilana's and Lance's "Dad" outside of school. He is intelligent, but is considered a nerd by Sherman High School students. Octus is the "mind" of the Sym-Bionic Titan.
Do-Anything Robot: So far, Octus has been very versatile. He can generate solid cash (and other objects) by converting it directly from energy. This may be the same matter-replicators used to make the Titan's weapons.
Master of Disguise: But he frankly doesn't put that much effort into it when we know for a fact he could. Aside from the fact that his bulk never changes, his "dad" persona is essentially his "student" aged up appropriately. He's shown the ability to alter his appearance into a much thinner form, so apparently he just doesn't feel like it.
Mundane Utility: Octus is super-strong and super-fast, and will use all his might and skill to... throw snowballs.
Mysterious Past: Exactly how he came to be isn't entirely clear. We at least know Ilana's father was doing some touch-up work just prior to the invasion, but that's it.
Opposites Attract: Newton developed a completely unexpected romance with the not-so-ditzy sexpot cheerleader, Kimmy.
Papa Wolf: To Lance and Ilana. For extra points, one of his two disguises ''is' their father.
Protagonist-Centered Morality: Octus is the most guilty of this out of the three, which makes sense because his programming dictates Ilana be protected first and foremost. He doesn't want Lance stopping crimes only because it attracts undue attention, and was perfectly fine with Lance driving a car without a license (and would have made him one if asked).
By the events of "A Family Crisis" he seems to have moved past this mindset, agreeing with Ilana to respond to Solomon's distress call as it is the right thing to do, much to Lance's annoyance.
Ridiculously Human Robots: Octus has made the point several times that he's not an average robot whenever this issue comes up.
Robot Buddy: Although Ilana and Lance don't seem to see him like this.
Secret Identity: He has TWO of them; Newton and 'Dad' Lunis. How Newton fits into the Lunis family is highly ambiguous.
She Is Not My Girlfriend: He says this exact line when Lance teases him about Kimmy in "Lessons in Love". Then he ends up kissing her and they've been dating ever since.
Sizeshifter: An extension of his shapeshifting ability, allowing him to grow to giant proportions. The team probably couldn't form Titan if he didn't have this power.
Super Speed: Octus displays this in Episode 6, going fast enough to be invisible to the naked eye and whip up a strong breeze, yet not fast enough to cause a sonic boom. He doesn't even have to move his upper-body to boot.
Team Chef: He seems to be the only one in the group who knows how to cook.
Team Dad: In the literal sense, as he disguises himself as the team's father at home. Plays the trope straight, too.
Tin Man: In "I Am Octus." It was inevitable, really.
What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Subverted - he understands the concept but doesn't feel it with Kimmy (initially). Instead, he feels 'happy' around her (sounding more like an unusually self-aware teenager than a robot).
Voiced by Don Leslie
The driving force that caused Lance, Ilana, and Octus to flee Galaluna, Modula is a sort of dictator who controls a group of aliens called the Mutraddi. Because he is too busy conquering Galaluna for himself, Modula sends a giant monster every so often to kill the princess and stop any possibility of rebellion against him.
Authority Equals Asskicking: One episode displays him putting down a rebellion platoon using nothing more than his bare hands without really trying. Counts during his pre-Big Bad days, too: he deactivated two Manus armors standing upright by himself in an instant.
An enigmatic individual affiliated with a group known as the Galactic Guardians. His ambitions, motivation, and alignment remain to be seen, although to date he has typically served only to play as the voice of reason against the heavy-handed tactics of General Steel. Both his fighting style and the technology he uses are Galalunian in origin, a mystery that has yet to be explained.
A decorated military officer whose unit is the first to encounter Ilana and Lance after their decent to Earth. He has deep contempt for the Titan once it becomes known, and openly encourages people to assume it to be a menace. He's also stubborn as a mule, refuses to listen to the advice of his subordinates, and never takes responsibility for his mistakes. Openly detests Solomon.
BFG: His mecha is armed with a large number of these. But the one it uses as a Finishing Move is connected to its arm and can completely vaporize a giant monster in one blast.
Chronic Hero Syndrome: His speech during the televised debate over whether the Titan is a friend or a menace hints that part of the reason he so strongly detests the Titan is that people consider it a hero, and not people like him.
Determinator: In the last fight he was in, he used his mech's full power to blast the monster. When that didn't work, and the arms were ripped off, he continued with a missile salvo (wasn't that effective), when the robot was torn apart and smashed. Steele got out and began shooting at the monster himself, with a handgun.
General Ripper: Steel's violent obsession to stop any aliens tends to endanger his men and everyone around him. Shows during his mecha's first battle. His fighting style is far more agressive than the Titan's and tends to cause a great deal of damage.
Good Is Not Nice: He's not really evil, and takes his job as a soldier seriously... but he's probably the least pleasant earthling we've seen in the series so far.
Harmless Villain: Starting to fall into this, especially compared to Solomon and Modula.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Not anymore, he finally decided to even the playing field and get himself his own giant robot, The Hammer.
More Dakka: His solution to most problems is finding a bigger gun to fire at it. This has come back to bite him on the butt at least once so far. His own personal mecha, the H.M.E.R, is this trope. It's packed with an ungodly amount of guns and weapons.
The captain of Sherman High's cheer squad. When she is first introduced she behaves like a stereotypical mean and shallow popular girl, but it's really all just an act. She first reveals her true nature to Newton and, to everyone's surprise, falls in love with him. The two have been dating ever since and so far she has no idea that he's really a robot. She is similarly oblivious to Lance and Ilana's secret identities, though their behavior makes her suspicious at times.
Brainless Beauty: Greatly deconstructed; Kimmy has very little confidence (initially) of her intelligence because people see her as this trope, and a good talk with Octus helps her realize that she didn't need to follow the stereotype.