This is a page for the characters of Teanas Travels (and Rise Of The Phoenixes). Character-specific tropes go here. Any big developments that take place in the current-in-progress book and the later section of the previous book are spoilered, to be un-spoilered when said in-progress book’s last chapter is complete and the first chapter of the succeeding book is up.NOTE: Making entries for every single character from every single world would make this page folder-breakingly enormous. Thus, other than Gamma Team, only OCs, primary/important canon characters, or canon characters who have deviations or additions from original canon are to be included here. If any are missing who deserve to be mentioned, go right ahead and add 'em in. If descriptions seem lacking in some way, go ahead and add on to 'em.Also, characters other than Gamma are sorted by what Book they first appeared in, not what world they're from. So if, say, a character from the Naruto-verse who didn't appear in Book 3 makes their first Teana's Travels appearance in, say, Book 8 or 9, their entry would go in the "Introduced in Book 8" / "Blah-blah-blah 9" file.
Leader of Gamma Team. She left Midchilda after a very ugly falling-out with Nanoha, absconding with an old Forerunner destroyer she'd found and heading for dimensional planes unknown. During her travels, she has taken several levels in badass – first as a member of Noble Team, and then as the leader of her own Gamma Team. Her mother was Sayuri Uchiha, dimensionally-displaced elder sister of Fugaku Uchiha (Sasuke & Itachi's father); Teana awakened her Sharingan late in Book 1, and the Mangekyō in Book 3. In Book 9, after an epic battle, she learns the true motives behind Nanoha's actions and methods, realizes she was in the wrong this time, and apologizes, mending ties with her former mentor. Late in Book 14, she acquires the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, using her brother's eyes found when the shinobi raided Madara's old base, though this isn't revealed until the penultimate chapter of Book 15.
Cyborg: Receives a number of internal enhancements early in Book 1, some identical to the SPARTAN program (carbide-ceramic bone grafts, muscle enhancements, and central nervous system enhancements) and others entirely unique (nano-scale enhancements to her cardiovasculer, respiratory, immune, and digestive systems).
Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Star-Crusher, the power of a Starlight Breaker focused into a single punch. It's super-powerful, the ultimate barrier buster, but the one time she uses it the recoil breaks her carbide-ceramic-reinforced arm. It's stated that had someone without Spartan bone enhancement used the technique, their arm would've shattered.
Dark and Troubled Past: The murders of her parents and elder brother. The deaths of Noble Team become this for her as well.
Death Glare: Really good at this, as Shamal, Fate, and many, many others can attest. Gets even better at it once she gets the Sharingan.
Elemental Punch: The Star-Crusher, a Starlight Breaker focused into a single punch. There's also the lesser Phantom Fist, which is the same thing with Teana's basic beam-spell Phantom Blazer.
Heroic BSOD: Suffers a bad one when Thom is killed, a worse one when Jorge dies, and an even worse one when the rest of Noble Team falls in battle. Later on, she blue-screens upon realizing that her plan to save Mundus Magicus without sacrificing Asuna inadvertently allows the Lifemaker to break free of his prison. She has another one upon discovering that she is Madara Uchiha's great-granddaughter.
Insistent Terminology: Upon figuring out the Divine Buster and Starlight Breaker attacks in Book 5, she insisted on calling them "Forsaken Buster" and "Stars' Death Cannon", in an attempt to distance herself from Nanoha and delude herself into thinking she had nothing in common with the woman she hated. She drops this after mending ties with Nanoha in Book 9, calling the attacks by their proper names after that.
Powered Armor: MJOLNIR, stored in Cross Mirage as a Barrier Jacket.
Power Limiter: Seals her own Linker Core after the White Devil Incident convinces her that magic is (for her) useless and that using it will only hold her back. It gets unsealed during Book 5, when Headmaster Konoemon reveals several outlook-changing facts to her.
Rage Against the Mentor: Has a rather strong hatred for Nanoha, which started the whole story. In Book 9 she learns the truth and how misplaced her hatred was, and forgives Nanoha
Rapunzel Hair: Down to her butt, though she cuts it to mid-back during the 3-month Time Skip between Books 26 and 27.
The Lancer: To the Master Chief during much of Book 1.
The Power of Friendship: Helped to awaken her Mangekyō Sharingan: memories of her time with Gamma, combined with the thought of losing them all in the battle they were in, resulted in the enemy greater-demon getting a face-full of Amaterasu.
Second-in-command of Gamma Team. Shion took the chance to jump dimensions and leave her own life behind after the rest of the Sonozaki Clan pulled one too many transgressions against her. She discarded the Sonozaki surname, leaving her with Only One Name, and soon found her way to Teana in the Halo-verse. When Teana put together Gamma Team, she made Shion second-in-command. Later on, Shion underwent training on Shakuras, becoming the first ever human to pass the Shadow-Walk and become a Dark Templar. She is the jinchūriki for the Five-Tailed Tiger, a beast that is not a fragment of the 10-Tails but has similar enough chakra to the other Tailed Beasts to be considered one. She was actually born with the name Mion, but an unintended permanent Twin Switch when they were younger forced the girls born as Mion & Shion to permanently switch names.
Only One Name: She has fully rejected and removed herself from the Sonozaki Clan, to the point where she has deliberately left herself without a surname rather than have any connection whatsoever to the clan responsible for all her sufferings.
Teleportation: Void Jump, performed either line-of-sight or by homing in on a person's energy signature. However, she's presently limited to about 120 kilometers maximum.
Wolverine Claws: To replace the three nails ripped out by the Sonozaki Clan Elders (she didn't know ripped-out nails grow back), Shion now has three molecular-scale-crafted ceramic-titanium nails on the middle, ring, and pinky fingers of her left hand. With a thought, they can extend/transform into unbreakable claws with monomolecular edges.
Kaede left her realm shortly after the disastrous confrontation with Asa Shigure, rival to Kaede's affections for Rin Tsuchimi. She made her way to Teana’s locale, and after training was made Gamma-3. Somehow, she possesses the kekkei genkai Dead Bone Pulse, which enables her to manipulate her skeletal structure to absurd levels.
A unique complex spell hit Marie – a 16-year-old transformed into a three-year-old with reality & others' memories altered to fit it – that restored her to her original body... but it did so without altering everyone else's memories, and more importantly it hit Marie with every negative emotion and thought other people ever had regarding her, in this timeline and the original. All at once. And it made her face her own inner self-hatred that was the root of her problems. Horrified by what people really think of her and of what she saw within herself, Marie pretty much broke. She barely managed to piece herself together enough to take the chance to jump dimensions (despite her family's pleas to stay and that they forgave and still loved her) and encounter Teana & company. With some work, they got her a bit more psychological repairs, and she joined Gamma Team. Due to her experiences, she is now several orders of magnitude more pleasant to be around, working hard to atone for her previous self. She has constructed Charon, her personal Intelligent Device. She routinely refers to Teana as "Boss", and is intensely loyal to her.
Fangirl: Of Red vs. Blue. Actually meeting the Blood-Gulch Crew in Book 12 results in the normally quiet and snarky Marie entering what Sarah dubs "Epic Fangirl Squee mode". She also proves to be an equally big fangirl of the Mass Effect universe, and is positively starstruck upon meeting - and getting to fight alongside! - Commander Shepard.
Homage: Her Barrier Jacket is more or less Beelzemon's post-Heel-Face Turn outfit (minus the wings, tail, helmet, and third eye), and her Device's default form is an Arm Cannon nigh-identical to Beelzemon's. And the name of her Finishing Move? Chaos Flare. Said Device has also been calibrated by Marie so that its shots sound exactly like Samus Aran's Power Beam (complete with Charge Blast function) from the Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Lethal Chef: According to Kaede, who doesn't allow Marie into the kitchen anymore. "Not after last time."
Mai was born with a very advanced bloodline ability that granted her extraordinary regenerative properties. Unfortunately, this ability was used as the focus of her occupation as a sex-torture slave. She, obviously, leapt at the chance to escape all that. Dimension-hopping supercharged her already-impressive Healing Factor, some training & psychotherapy got her up to snuff, and she was made Gamma-5. She is a Type-2 Jinchūriki for the 8-Tailed Ox, meaning she can access a significant portion of the 8-Tails’ chakra (six tails’ worth, to be precise until late in Book 21, where Bee & the 8-Tails give her the ability to call up all eight tails' worth and also enter the Version-2 state) even though she does not actually contain the beast.
Action Girl: A bit more opposed to potentially-avoidable violence, but no less of an ass-kicker when the fights start.
Bi the Way: In a relationship with Shion, but also with her fellow regenerator Kizuna.
Healing Factor: Before, she could regenerate from all sorts of things – dismemberment, decapitation, brain damage, burning, and other unsavory things. Now, her abilities have been supercharged to the point where even fragments of cells would restore her. Where before being blown to bits or burnt to a crisp would end her life, it would take total atomic disruption to actually kill her now.
Heroic BSOD: When psych-probing inadvertently awakened her repressed memories of her friend Sayurin's death, being forced to watch Sayurin's body decay right in front of her, and being separated from her little friend Kizuna and ordered never to speak of him again, and the memory of whathappened to her newborndaughter, she suffered a seriously bad BSOD. The UNSC had her on constant psych-watch for over a week, and it took nearly a month before she could be trusted to walk around without an escort.
Unstoppable Rage: Pain accidentally sends her into one by saying that she didn't know pain. She proceeds to snap, give a horrifying account of her past that leaves even Pain shocked at the brutality of it, and then attacks him, sending him flying a third of the way across Konoha with the first blow alone.
When Gamma Team swung by the Star Wars Universe, an ancient Precursor relic resurrected Ahsoka, Rex, and Cody. After learning the horrible truths behind what befell her master, as well as his heroic death, Ahsoka, now having no-one else in the galaxy to turn to, opted to join Gamma Team.
Marie's older sister. A bright, friendly girl who greatly enjoys being a protective, nurturing older-sister figure toward those younger than her. Has a bit of a mischievous prankster side to her. Takes the entire rest of Gamma Team under her wing, and she & her family end up joining Gamma Team as they traverse the realms. In Book 8, she proves herself enough to be admitted into Gamma Team.
Troll: Will occasionally mess with one of her sisters for the lulz. It's all in good fun, and she's very careful to avoid going too far (though one trick pulled while Marie is playing a game that doesn't go well with being startled leaves Sarah with a black eye from Marie's instinctual terrified response)
Rousing Speech: Gives one to every marine in the UNSC fleet as the coalition armada prepares to help the TSAB assault Jail's Belka base:
"Men, ladies, the time has come for us to once again show the galaxy what we marines can do. Our little Spartan Lanstar, the gal who helped the Master Chief save humanity's collective asses, has hooked up with her old Bureau buddies, who are now in a heap o' trouble. They are outnumbered, outgunned, and cannot handle this alone. ...That is why we are here. A wacko the likes of which would make the worst of the Insurrection gape in shock has dug up the biggest damn ship any of y'all will ever see, and he's got a shitload of droid warships backin' him up. The Time-Space Administration Bureau cannot handle this alone. But they will not have to. The enemy has fallen back to a planet that's already seen its fair share of war in centuries past. They think they've won, that they're safe and secure hidin' in their little corner of the galaxy, that they're gonna get away with killin' good soldiers, kidnappin' kids, givin' the helpless masses nightmares and despair. But that's where they're wrong! We are gonna jump over there, and our Big Damn Fleet is gonna blow their asses into space dust! We'll reduce his vaunted army of killin' machines into scrap metal to make our new guns with! We will make the Mad Doctor pay for hurtin' our friends! 'Cause when somebody fucks with our friends, they fuck with us! Now let's get out there, and show those bastards what happens when they fuck with the UNSC Marine Corps!!"
Younger brother of Vtan Arum, Hero of Crassus, Zhal is the Ship-Master of the Starshot from the end of Book 1 onward. He's an Ultra-rank Sangheili and, like any good Elite officer, he's not afraid to get his hands dirty.
The (adult) son of Rukth Kilkar, the Black Sangheili of Crassus, Erohn is, like his father, an accomplished Special-Ops Sangheili warrior. He is Zhal's most faithful Second. He has a 14-year-old son (the Sangheili equivalent age of a 10-year-old human) back on Sanghelios.
A Skirmisher who befriends the Master Chief and Teana in the swamps of Halo-04. Leader of Talon Squad, a squad of Skirmishers who are the most accomplished Flood-killers in the entire Covenant. Very human-sympathetic, he and his squad are amongst the few Kig-Yar to side with the Sangheili in the Great Schism. He and his team accompany Gamma Team and company on their travels.
Authority Equals Asskicking: Chen is perhaps the most badass Kig-Yar ever, and is the only one of his kind to achieve the rank of Field-Master. Among the privileges are Sangheili full-body energy shields.
My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The Kig-Yar are merchants at heart, and "extermination warfare is bad for business"; so much more profit can be obtained by trading with humans rather than killing them.
Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Chief kills Regret by stabbing Mirage Longsword through his head. Truth is killed by Teana and the Arbiter impaling him through the chest with their respective weapons at the same time.
Badass Boast: His canon one is expanded upon in the second-to-last chapter of Book 1:
"I HAVE WANDERED THE REALM OF EXISTENCE SINCE BEFORE YOUR HOMEWORLDS' STARS HAD EVEN FORMED FROM THE NEBULAE! I HAVE LEARNED THE INNERMOST SECRETS OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF SAPIENT RACES, AND ERASED THEIR HISTORIES IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE! I HAVE CONQUERED TRILLIONS OF WORLDS, BEATEN FLEETS OF THOUSANDS, CONSUMED FOURTEEN GALAXIES OF FLESH AND MIND AND BONE!!!"
Time Abyss: In this story, each Gravemind in the entirety of the Flood's existence is the same individual coming back in new bodies, with all memories intact. This means that The Gravemind is, in a sense, billions of years old and has experience from conquering/consuming over a dozen galaxies of sapient life.
Reverse Mole: Cody had, in his first life, planned to become one, working behind the Republic/Empire's back to help Obi-Wan, whom Cody knew (read: had a gut feeling) had survived. A Separatist land-mine put the kibosh to that plan.
Senseless Sacrifice: Rex's death in the original universe involved him disobeying Order 66 and trying to help Ahsoka escape. The gunship they were on was promptly blown to bits, and them with it, necessitating their revival via the aforementioned Artifact.
Not Herself: Was under the Dark Voice's genetic/psionic command as the Queen of Blades; the Xel'Naga artifact purged most of his corruption, and her Primal Queen transformation got rid of what remained.
One Woman Army / Person of Mass Destruction: Is an extremely powerful psyker even as a human, matching some higher-level Protoss in psychic power. Once she becomes the Primal Queen, she is quite possibly the most powerful psychic in the entire galaxy.
Power Echoes: Invoked; she speaks verbally and telepathically at the same time, giving her words an artificial 'echo'.
Voluntary Shapeshifting: After killing Narud and acquiring some of his 'essence', she gains the ability to shift between her (mostly) human form and her Primal Queen form at will.
The Dark Voice / Amon
An unholy Void-borne entity that was, long ago, a Xel'Naga before he willingly became a Daemon Lord. He was responsible for forcing upon the Zerg an overriding directive to consume and kill. In Book 14, it is revealed that he is the Big Bad of the series; he leads the demonic forces battling the coalition. He seeks to use his Hybrids, along with the Zerg and the Heartless (which he created) to consume all Hearts, all worlds, all Light, in all reams, plunging all of Creation into eternal darkness.At the end of Book 21, he is killed by Goku & Naruto's Spirit Bomb Rasenshuriken, but the energy Narud gathered from the Xel'Naga artifact that purified Kerrigan is quickly used to resurrect him; however, his new body is weaker than his last one, and he is unable to leave the Starcraft-verse until his full strength returns with time, which could take centuries.
A God Am I: States himself to be on par with the 10-Tails and Tzeentch in power. When the gang later gets to sense the actual 10-Tails' power via mind-diving, they realize that the Eldritch Abomination in question thoroughly outstrips the Dark Voice in power; he was just full of himself when he made the previous claim.
The Sol Confederacy was a viciously corrupt government who used their realm's unique ancient tech to help subjugate dissent against their rule. That all changed when the Phoenix League emerged as a cohesive, unified force, revealing the Confederacy's true depravity and crimes to a shocked populace and then toppling the Confederacy and ousting them from the Sol System. Over the last 16 years, the League has further honed all aspects of itself, forming a thriving civilization free of its predecessor's corruption and far more militarily adept than said previous government.
Once risked his life to stop a ship-core overload back during the Confederacy's days, earning status as a hero. Joined the burgeoning League upon learning the Confederacy's true evilness. Helped Grace Howard lead the League to victory in two wars against the Confederacy. Currently an Upper-Half Rear Admiral in the Phoenix League Navy. Married to Mel Johnson. Commands the battlecruiser Striking Hammer.
A former "ward" (unjust prisoner) of the Sol Confederacy. Gleefully enlisted in the Phoenix League the second she got the chance to. Has become a very badass high-level Sergeant in the Phoenix League Marine Corps. Married to John Devine.
Important Haircut: Shortly before she joined the League, she cut her formerly-butt-length hair, and has kept it shoulder-length in the 16 years since. She also (semi-permanently) dyed it, as she felt that having black hair would help her be taken more seriously than her natural golden-blond.
Pregnant Badass: Averted; as soon as the high-ups found out she was pregnant, they forced her to take maternity leave. For Melody, being stuck at home, "helpless and dependant", unable to go out and help people or lead her team, it was pretty much torture. She was, of course, back in action within three months of giving birth.
The first nonhuman sapient race encountered by humanity. A race of saurians descended from dromaeosaurids (or their planet's equivalent). Their voice boxes' structure makes speaking human languages impossible, but they can understand it just fine, just as their human allies can learn to understand (but not speak) the Drakonian tongue. They come from a planet with gravity lower than Earth's, and on Earth-G worlds their physical strength is only around that of an average human, despite their physically-larger bodies. During the war, they sided with the Confederacy until the Oakland Atrocity, after which they switched sides to the League.
A race of technologically-advanced sapients of feline descent. They were the ones who gave both the humans and the Drakonians anti-grav tech for vehicles, amongst other things. They've been keeping an eye on the humans lately, and have thus seen the growing corruption where the Drakonians and most humans did not. During the First War, they sided with the League.
Alien Geometries / Bizarrchitecture: In nearly everything they build (roads, buildings, toys, etc), there are no sharp corners, everything has some curve, and right angles are pretty much nonexistent.
A race of psychically-adept insectoids, the Rigellians and peaceful and moral beings, who excel in telepathy and mind-reading. Small and opposed to violence, they are famous as mediators and as psychiatrists. When shit hit the fan, most of them abandoned human space so as to avoid being caught up in the war, to return and help in the rebuilding after the dust had settled.
Actual Pacifist: Due to being empaths, they hold particular distaste for war and will generally evacuate and avoid planets where warfare breaks out, returning afterward to help the survivors pick up the pieces.
A Human Subspecies (Homo sapiens sanguinus) who are vampiric in nature - they must feed on the blood of other beings to remain healthy (though the amount is rarely fatal to the person being fed upon unless the Lucavi they encounter is enraged or starving); they can survive on other foods, but going too long without properly "feeding" leaves them weak and sickly. They are renowned for their skill in stealth, making them near-unparalleled scouts and assassins. They are also rather isolationist, though this has started to change recently. The "Brains" of the Tripartate (though they are also quite pleasing to look at). Lucavi-made communications and sensor technology are considered the best in the known galaxy; groups both legitimate and not will pay big money for them.
Our Vampires Are Different: They don't have any of the sterotypical weaknesses of Terran vampires of lore (though bright light irritates them); rather, they're simply another sapient species in the galaxy, who just happen to not-quite-require other races' blood for sustenance.
Stealth in Space: A Lucavi stealth-ship, when "running dark", can get within 1,000 meters of a Confederate vessel without being detected. Though their newer Eclipse-class supercarriers eschew stealth in favor of intimidation factor and raw offensive & defensive ability.
A race of vulpine sapients, who were under the control of a vicous dictatorship who violently oppressed and objectified women and children (to the point where they literally weren't considered people). The League caught wind of this thanks to an escaped slave, and promptly leapt in and deposed the dictator and his armies. The Aspatrians, now much happier and more stable, were made a "protectorate" of the Tripartate.
A scout of the Elvaan, sent to Earth to find out where a few other scouts had disappeared to. She was captured and "punished" extremely harshly by the Confederacy simply for following this harmless order, and in response became part of the Phoenix League.
Ace Pilot: From a whole clan of ace pilots, at that.
One of Melody's old "enemies", having now (apparently) seen the light and joined the League to do what's right. Melody is still wary of her. This wariness proves well-founded when Smythe allies with Leonid Dragovich and joins him in turning traitor during the Second War, murdering two of Melody's childhood friends along with several others. Melody tracks down and kills her with help from John Shepherd. In Book 26, it is revealed that she, like Dragovich, turned at least partially due to Narud's influence.
Eye Scream: How Melody kills her, via a thrown knife
Feel No Pain: Of a sort; after the judicial punishment given to her as a Penny during her last attempt to get revenge on Melody, the memory of that horrible pain makes all other pain feel numbed and dulled to her in comparison. This allows her to take serious damage during her climactic fight against Melody & Shepherd, and shrug off the hits she takes and keep on going.
Morality Pet: It turns out, she was the one human that Eve came to care for; once she found out Claudia had been KIA during the Second War, Eve had nothing holding her back in her human-extinction plan.
The Heart: She can even get the McLaughlin twins to stop arguing
Centuries ago, Klaus Merkad committed multiple counts of rape and murder, and was sentenced to a 450-year Black Circle sentence - extraordinarily harsh even by the standards of the day. Now, the man known as Klaus Merkad is long, long gone; in his place is Klara Leads, a girl who is utterly disgusted by what her previous self did... and a girl who has been irreparably psychologically damaged by what the Confederacy's "handlers" have done to her over the centuries. Nonetheless, she continues to serve as a member of the League's Spec-Ops.
Fraternal twins who used to have an inseparable bond... until Confederate manipulations during their time as "pennies" utterly destroyed said bond. Now, these two hate and cannot stand each other. They are still fielded together, however, because they're just that damn good at working in tandem/combination with each other in a fight, despite how much they hate each other (though they need a third person on hand to make sure they don't try and kill each other). Both are killed by Leonid Dragovich during the Second War - Jem while Taking the Bullet for Jen, and Jem while dueling Dragovich in a grief-stricken rage.
Twin Banter: A particularly vicious, vitriolic, and hateful example
Unstoppable Rage: Jen flies into one after Dragovich murders Jem. Unfortunately, it's not enough.
A cool, stoic, fearless, and highly experienced military commander, a Major and therefore the highest-ranking "Blackfire Phoenix" Shock-Trooper. Respected and feared due to his impressive combat service record, including his quick, pragmatic, and often violent methods of bringing an end to conflicts he gets involved in. A near-peerless leader. During the Second War, he turns on the League, killing several promising soldiers and making off with valuable data. Reveals to Ishtar that he was "contracted" by Narud, and is then killed by Ishtar in a heated battle.
Arm Cannon / BFG: The AM-X3 Plasmacaster, a weapon designed to take out armored infantry and light vehicles. The damage even a single shot deals to living flesh is catastrophic and horrifying, as demonstrated on Claudia and the twins.
An old soldier, a Confederate officer who switched sides to the League after they saved him and his men after the Confed higher-ups abandoned them to die at the hands of a large pirate group. He ends up being a massive help thanks to his strategic and tactical skill.
Death by Adaptation: Sorta. In this timeline, Pain’s final stab actually killed her rather than just making Naruto think it had. But she, like everyone else who died in the battle, gets brought Back from the Dead by Nagato's Rinne Tensei no Jutsu, making it a moot point.
My God, What Have I Done?: Minor; he only killed Tiida because if he hadn't, Madara would've cut funding for the Akatsuki. Having to kill a man who "already knew and understood pain" did not sit well with him at all.
The immortal old Uchiha who helped found Konohagakure... and then betrayed it. He went on to found and fund Akatsuki, masquerading as "Tobi" until Itachi's death, upon which he dropped the façade. He is the one who killed Teana's parents and then ordered Pain to kill Tiida, as he sought to eliminate all other members of his former clan lest they become a threat to him; however, Tiida's machinations hid Teana's existence from Madara & company. In Book 14, Teana & co. find out that the figure calling himself Madara was actually Obito Uchiha, fallen to Darkness courtesy of being rescued by the real Madara.
Person of Mass Destruction: The following should pretty much clinch it: 178 years ago, she fought and single-handedly defeated the Book of Darkness and the Wolkenritter when they manifested on Negima!Earth. She finished the Book off with Kosmike Katastrophé, which damaged it so badly it took 115 years to reform and manifest again on some other unfortunate planet.
An older man who was made Evangeline's "caretaker" (jailer) during her indefinite stay at Mahora Academy. An eccentric old mage who makes it a habit of trying to pick away at Evangeline's psyche and reform her. It's going less well than he thinks it is.
A mischievous swordsgirl presently aiding Fate. She and Setsuna have an unpleasant history together. After being defeated by Setsuna at the Gravekeeper's Palace, she abandoned the Dark Blade Hina and set off on her own, dropping off the grid to seek her own path.
Psycho Lesbian: To the point of calling her fight against Setsuna and Teana a "threesome"
A mysterious and ancient figure of unknown origin and extraordinary (SSS+) magical power. Lord and Master of Cosmo Entelecheia. Upon being exorcised from Nagi, he kills Chao and reveals himself to be a Precursor, having judged both humanity and the people of Mundus Magicus to have proven unworthy of The Mantle. He refers to himself as "(their) salvation through destruction", and sends the entire population of Earth into the Eternal Gardens. They break free and, after an epic battle, manage to destroy him.
A mysterious, black-cloaked figure who unprovokedly attacks Negi & Teana whilst the two are scouting Mahora's borders, claiming to be testing their potential as a threat to her Master. Wields two DarkKeyblades that she is frighteningly skilled with. After Negi busts out Raiten Taisou and Teana calls out her Susanoo, her Master bids her to fall back... for now. She returns in Book 14, where her identity is revealed: the Darkness of Fate & Alicia Testarossa's Hearts, extracted and made manifest as a separate being, Vanitas-style. She seeks to consume Fate & Alicia's purified Hearts to forge a χ-Blade with which she could open the Door to Ultimate Darkness, so as to allow her Master, the Dark Voice, to enact the final stages of his plan. After the Battle of Ulnar, she shifts allegiance to Master Xehanort.
Dual Wielding: Two Dark Keyblades (though she can switch to only one if she either wants to hold back/taunt an opponent, or wants to put both arms' strength into a strike)
Evil Twin: To Fate and Alicia, basically appearing as a black-haired, gold-eyed version of them.
It's Personal: After Tiida publicly humiliates her in Book 26, she's out for his blood.
Little Miss Badass: As Ruin's "original" was 12 years old at the time of Ruin's creation, she is physically stuck at that age. Furthermore, said original was a "late bloomer", built more like a 9- or 10-year-old at that time, and thus so is Ruin. In short, she's small, slender, and overall would look like a cute little girl were it not for her mannerisms and usualexpressions. Towards the end of Book 26, this trope no longer applies.
Psycho Electro: See her "Blood Knight" quote; she gets a little more unstable after receiving a power-up and age-up late in Book 26, though whether this instability will be permanent remains to be seen.
Statuesque Stunner: Toward the end of Book 26, she gets a power boost that brings with it a physical age-up, bringing her physical state from what Fate was like at age 12 to what she's like now at age19.
Supernatural Gold Eyes: In this multiverse, one's irises turning gold is a sign of Darkness corruption. Ruin's eyes are corrupted gold all the time.
The Dragon: One of four, to the Dark Voice. Later becomes one to Master Xehanort.
The cruel woman who used to own Mai and Kizuna, renting them out to clients who took advantage of their healing factors in horrifying ways for their own gruesome gratification. Upon Gamma Team's return to the planet, Mai returns the favor via a plasma sword through the chest, killing Ishiyama.
An adorable 11-year-old boy who possesses the same Healing Factor as Mai. During their time together as Kaede I.'s propety, they forged a strong bond, only for Ishiyama to sell him to a spoiled sadist girl. When the team comes to Mai's Earth, they rescue him, and he ends up joining them in their multiversal quest.
Too Kinky to Torture: Well, formerly. He felt pain as pleasure. Upon jumping dimensions, his Healing Factor was supercharged but at the cost of losing this particular idiosyncrasy. He still likes it "a little rough", though.
See "Gamma 7" in Gamma Team folder
Marie & Sarah's younger sister (11, but shortness and shyness makes her seem younger). Very shy, but also pure-hearted, kind, and - when the chips are down - very brave. Has to wear diapers due to a reality-warping spell gone awry that left her incontinent. Tends to trigger powerful protective & nurturing motherly/big-sisterly instincts toward her in every girl or woman who meets her. A truly superb singer, as well as quite gifted in rhythm games. Joins her family in accompanying Teana & company in their inter-dimensional travels. Has quickly proven to be fiercely protective of those she cares about. Late in Book 9, her strength of Heart and conviction to protect those important to her allows her to manifest a Keyblade (the Stroke Of Midnight, specifically). In Book 10, she gains a Master to teach her: Aqua, rescued from the Realm of Darkness.
"Marie had a relatively short fuse, but her anger was rarely truly frightening. Sarah didn't actually get angry that often, and when she did it was pretty dang scary. But Erika... Erika almost never got mad; she had a gentle countenance and near-infinite patience. Timmy had only ever seen her truly angry once, when defending a girl even shyer than her from some particularly vicious bullies... and on that day, he had learned that his shy little girlfriend's rarely-seen anger was eerily calm, laser-focused, and utterly terrifying."
Big Sister Instinct: Not as commonly seen as Sarah's due to her young age and shyness, but it's definitely there. She's particularly fond, in a sisterly manner, of Vivio, who reciprocates.
Bi the Way: Judging by the fact that, during a group bathing session, her eyes are drawn to Caro as well as Timmy & Erio. She later ends up in a dedicated and loving three-way relationship with Timmy and Mariko.
Cheerful Child: Once she gets comfortable enough around people to let her guard down and get past her shyness, she is described as "adorably cheerful and friendly".
Erika (thought): "This is all s-so embarrassing. T-Though it isn't all bad, I guess. ...Wow, Erio's body looks so lean and toned and.. muscular... Ah! W-What am I thinking?! Timmy's my number one! With his... soft hands and his smooth tummy with just a hint of muscle under it and his... his... Wow~... Gah! W-Why am I staring at that part of him?! Sure, I was gonna see it eventually, but- WHAT DID I JUST THINK?! Okay, okay, look away, look at.. Gosh, Caro's cute. And she's got soft-looking lips and such a cute, tight little bu-WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!"
Rage Breaking Point: In Book 20 Chapter 2, finding out that the hellish day she's been through (including having to fight through a dense, cramped 'forest of death', crawling through a narrow rocky canyon, and nearly freezing from evening winds blowing through said canyon, leaving her cold, hungry, achey, and exhausted) was all a prank, Erika finally loses it and cuts loose with an epic, max-volume, profanity-laden rant.
Speech Impediment: Has a light stutter. However, it is purely psychological in origin; it worsens when she's nervous or embarrassed, but disappears completely when she's angry, exhibiting her (considerable) resolve or strength of will, or otherwise being dead-serious... and when she's singing (as the brain uses different parts for speech and for singing).
Teleporters and Transporters / Weaponized Teleportation: All Keyblade-wielders can teleport their weapon to themselves, but Erika pioneered the technique of a Keyblader teleporting themselves to their Keyblade. She's developed it to the point where she can Jump to her Keyblade's position and react instantaneously (Kakashi compares it to the Hiraishin no Jutsu), setting up any number of attacks before her opponent can even realize what's happened.
Tranquil Fury: What happens when she gets truly angry. This facet of her personality is the dominant attribute of the personality of her & Mariko's Fusion-Dance form Marika.
Weapon of Choice: Besides her Keyblade, she's frequently seen wielding a Needler to great effect.
Erika's boyfriend. A little shy, cute, friendly, a little stubborn. Joins the Swanson family in traveling with Teana & co.
The boy whom Kaede devoted her life to and eventually fell in love with. Unfortunately for her, he failed to notice her feelings and fell for someone else, resulting in Kaede breaking and fleeing the dimension in search of a way to end her pain. Rin is unable to forgive himself for this.
It's All My Fault: Blames himself very harshly for driving Kaede away, especially since until a day before Gamma's arrival he'd had no contact whatsoever and fully assumed that she'd gone off and deliberately gotten herself killed.
It's All My Fault: Like Rin, blames herself unrelentingly for Kaede's departure and apparent death.
Power Incontinence: Was suffering from mana overload - a dramatic and dangerous overabundance of raw mana built up in her body due to her staunch refusal to use any magic whatsoever so as to avoid triggering any traumatic memories in her mother. However, the strain would've eventually proven fatal, had Asa's instinctual attempts to magically defend herself against Kaede not used up most of the stored mana. Afterward, her mother makes her realize how stupid this was, and promises to start teaching Asa some spells so this won't happen again.
Not So Stoic: After Kaede leaves the planet and, by all appearances, gets herself killed.
Introduced in Book 8
The last surviving member of the Furude Clan. A cheerful, mischievous little girl... on the outside. Inside, she's a bitter, broken girl suffering under the weight of over two centuries of witnessing her closest friends succumb to insanity and death over and over and over again thanks to Hinamizawa Syndrome, unable to do anything through the countless repetitions/resettings of time.
Shion's twin sister. A tomboyish prankster with a hidden girlish side, she cares deeply for her sister despite the clan's best attempts to mold her otherwise. She and their mother end up heading the Revisionist faction of the clan post-schism. Was born with the name Shion, but a mix-up when the girls were little forced a permanent switch.
Shion & Mion's mother. Was partially excommunicated from the clan for marrying a man the elders didn't approve of. Now that things have boiled over into inter-clan conflict, she leads the Revisionist faction, sworn to protect and assist Shion and her interdimensional allies.
The Atoner: Like Mion, feels guilty for not being able to do anything to spare Shion's suffering over the years.
Shion & Mion's maternal grandmother, and Matriarch of the Sonozaki Clan. Leads the Traditionalist faction of the clan, who are wholly devoted to killing Shion and her new allies for "unforgivable transgressions" and "rejecting clan tradition". Toward the end of Book 8, Shion kills her in single combat.
A shinzoku who sacrificed herself a little over 1,000 years ago. Her legend has become twisted and warped into the terrifying tale of "Oyashiro-sama" over the centuries, to her great displeasure. A kind-hearted (and somewhat immature) demigoddess, her spirit has accompanied Rika for a long time, and has recently become visible & audible to the others of the group. Late in Book 8, she gets a physical body, and reveals that she possesses the Dust Release bloodline ability.
Time Master: Though she can only freeze time - which only leaves herself unfreezed - or reset it.
Satoko's older brother and the love of Shion's life. He was placed in a medically-induced coma to prevent the Hinamizawa Syndrome from killing him. His astral projection appeared when Shion was sucked into the Lifemaker's Eternal Garden, giving her strength, confessing that he loved her back, and revealing that the Sonozaki Clan were innocent of his disappearance. In Book 8, he is properly introduced as the Syndrome is purged from his body, and he finally awakens.
A vile man who happens to be Satoshi & Satoko's uncle. An abusive, power-hungry man, he returns to Hinamizawa and attempts to assert his authority over Satoko... only to be sent packing by Erika and Col. Holland. In the last chapter of Book 8, he returns, having made a deal with Kadak's subordinate for power in exchange for using it to kill a few certain targets. He fails, and in response the demon possesses and 'remodels' his body, near-completely consuming his soul in the process. In the end, the demon - along with what is left of Teppei's soul - is sealed away by the Totsuka no Tsurugi wielded by Itachi's/Teana's Susano'o.
Would Hurt a Child: As Satoko would attest. Unfortunately for him, Erika is one child who's quite capable of hurting him back.
You Have Failed Me: Subjected to this for failing to kill his employer's intended targets.
A daemon who serves the same master as Ruin. He possesses the body of Toukyou's leader (killing the man in the process) in order to converse with Teana and company. He confesses to have created Hinamizawa Syndrome so as to "twist many souls over a long period of time" as his master ordered, and to have centuries ago corrupted the future Prophet Of Truth with the all-consuming desire for power that led to the Human-Covenant War. After these casually-revealed revelations, he 'leaves'. He shows up for the climax of Book 9, leading the demonic occupation of Midchilda. After a hectic battle, Nanoha and Teana manage to kill him by combining the former's Rasengan and the latter's Amaterasu. As he dies, he warns them that, of his Master's four Generals, he is the weakest.
Affably Evil: Polite, cordial, soft-spoken, respectful, and responsible for the deaths of billions.
One of the TSAB's Four Great Aces. A specialist in mid- and long-range combat, and a very powerful and talented mage despite being only 19. She was the teacher of the Forwards, and her accidental actions led Teana to snap, call her out, and leave the planet, setting the story in motion. Her Intelligent Device is Raising Heart.
Nanoha's best friend and girlfriend. An artificial mage and a very powerful close-combat specialist; one of the TSAB's Four Great Aces. A kind-hearted, sensitive soul who adores children and will go out of her way to ease a child's suffering (partly due to her own traumatic upbringing). Her Intelligent Device is Bardiche. It turns out that a big reason why she's so kind and pure is that the Darkness of her Heart was forcefully removed by Alicia's ghost(?) when she was 12 after it nearly consumed her. In Book 13, she awakens a Keyblade - the Sign of Innocence - in addition to Bardiche gaining a Keyblade form. In Book 14, she discovers that not only is Ruin the cast-off Darkness of her & Alicia's Hearts, but that she's been carrying Alicia's Heart inside her ever since her creation. She proceeds to fight Ruin off, using some trickery to get Alicia a new body in the process.
Teana's old partner, and who is intensely loyal to (and in love with) Teana. Specializes in close combat. Her Device is Mach Caliber. A cyborg. She & Teana become a proper couple the same day that the latter finally returns. Recently revealed to be the 7-Tailed Wolf's host; it was sealed within her before her & Ginga's discovery by Quint and Genya years ago.. In Book 10, she becomes part of the new TSAB Sigma Team, as Sigma-3.
Broken Pedestal: The incident with Teana resulted in pretty much all of Subaru's respect for Nanoha being thrown out the window. In Book 26, Teana herself finally starts the two of them on the road to reconciliation.
Mid-Season Upgrade: With her permission, the UNSC and Phoenix League give her internal cybernetic augmentations a near-total overhaul/upgrade, granting her a noticeable increase in capability and power.
Sealed Evil in a Can: The 7-Tailed Wolf, inside her. ...Except Book 21 shows that Fenris, like Khan, isn't evil; the trouble comes from the fact that Subaru hasn't yet conquered/mastered her heart's darkness.
Unstoppable Rage: Don't harm the people she cares for. Tre & Sette find this out the hard way.
Subaru's two-years-older sister. Patient and kind, but with a touch of iron to her. Took Teana's place in RF6 after Teana's departure from Midchilda. Her Device is Blitz Caliber. She was kidnapped and "reprogrammed" by Scaglietti, but Subaru was able to defeat and un-brainwash her. In Book 10, she becomes part of the TSAB's new Sigma Team, as Sigma-2.
Quite literally drops in from out of nowhere at the end of Book 9, courtesy of the same dimensional transferrence spell/anomaly that deposited Marie, Kaede, Shion, and Mai on Halo-Earth back in Book 1. As a young girl fighting in the Hokkaido Insurrection back on her Earth, she was very badly injured, and was put back together with cyborg components. A very boyish girl who was the pilot of the Jet-2, meant to assist the Evangelions. Unfortunately, the J-2's lack of the Evas'... unique properties left her unable to make a difference. Her employers/owners NHIS were planning to "dismantle" her, and for her safety she took the opportunity offered to her by who-knows-what to jump realms, ending up on Midchilda and receiving significant upgrades from the coalition. In Book 10, she becomes a member of the TSAB's new Sigma Team, as Sigma-4.
The Lad-ette/One of the Boys: Boisterous, loud, foul-mouthed, thrill-seeking, and so vehemently opposed to her own femininity that she violently suppresses it, refusing to allow herself to even think "girlishly"; she's terrified that allowing herself to do otherwise would lead to her losing a big part of who she is, and leave her "weak and weepy and dependent". Events in Book 13 prove her fears wrong, and she semi-hesitantly accepts those parts of herself.
Pronounced "lye-SEE-sha". First shows up, her identity hidden by a black cloak, in Book 5 to help Teana and Negi fight off Ruin. She then went around delivering recorved data-footage of Gamma's exploits and other things to those Gamma left behind on their worlds. In Book 10, when the gang heads into the Realm of Darkness, they meet her, and her identity is revealed: Alicia Testarossa's Nobody. She ends up joining the heroes for real, accompanying them back to Midchilda and joining the coalition. Her Keyblade is Midnight Roar. In Book 11, she gets her own Device, a Bardiche-type named Voulge. In Book 14, she learns the truth behind her Original's fate, and is present for her 'resurrection'.
Black Cloak: To hide her identity (at first) and to allow safe passage through Corridors of Darkness.
Starfish Character: As Alicia's Nobody, she was originally a part of Alicia that "split off". However, time spent with Precia and Aqua allowed her to develop her own Heart, making her a separate and complete individual.
Sugar and Ice Personality: Normally operates with a cool, professional exterior, but can be warm and kind when she wants to be, and is not invulnerable to being flustered/embarrassed.
Having survived the fall into the Realms Between, Precia ended up in the Realm of Darkness. As she was falling alongside Alicia's tube, she remembered Alicia's expressed wish for a little sister, and how she had squandered the gift that was Fate. It didn't take long for it all to really sink in. She spent six years wandering the Realm of Darkness alone, lost in her thoughts, as the "fallen" Precia ceased to be and the original, "true" Precia returned, overcome with guilt and regret over what she'd done to the girl she soon came to view as her second daughter. Then she met Laicixa, Nobody of her beloved Alicia, and - having learned her lesson - quickly accepted her "third" daughter. A year after that, Aqua came into the picture. Together, the three wandered the Dark Realm, bonding. And then Fate and her friends showed up. Overcome with remorse, Precia all but threw herself at Fate's feet, apologizing with all of her Heart... and, against her expectations, being forgiven and embraced by an overjoyed Fate. In the end, she accompanied the heroes back to Midchilda, and became part of the Coalition, where she now plans to do all she can to make things right. Her Device is Hrist.
Heroic BSOD: Had a nasty one once it sunk in what she'd done. Has another one upon learning that Fate's been carrying Alicia's Heart as a passenger inside herself all this time, so whenever Precia's insane self beat or whipped Fate, she was doing the same to Alicia. And then she finds out that, since Alicia's new body came from Fate, Alicia's back bears the same whip-scars as Fate's does.
Trapped in the Realm of Darkness for 11 years, three years ago Aqua found Laicixa and Precia and joined up with them, helping the development of the former's Heart and the mending of the latter's. When Teana and company shows up, she accompanies them and her two friends back to the realms of light, where she swears to do all she can to help, becomes Erika's Master/tutor in the ways of the Keyblade, and becomes the leader of the new Sigma Team. Her original Keyblade was Stormfell, but she presently uses Eraqus' old Keyblade "Master Keeper". In Book 11, she takes Kanba as a second student.
A 17-year-old Diclonius. Her sufferings in life have left her bitter, jaded, and with a monstrous "Other" who drives her to kill anyone & everyone. She is known to her enemies as Lucy, though she does not like the moniker. Possesses another personality named Nyuu, who represents "the happiness and innocence that [she] never got to have". At the start of Book 11, her Other gets a number of safeguards/seals keeping it in check (courtesy of Teana's Tsukuyomi), leaving her free of its corruptive influence and able to thought-speak with Nyuu, and for the two to switch control at any time. The gang eventually confronts the Other, allowing Kaede and Nyuu to destroy it, until the Dark Voice resurrects it as an Unversed Lord. She ends up becoming Sigma-5.
Enemy Within: A really nasty one, the embodiment of Kaede's hatred and rage, hypothesized to be her Heart's Darkness combined with the effects of the psychotic break she suffered at 10 as a result of the horrible torment and pain she's been through. Until Teana's seals, the Other would constantly push Kaede to kill, and if she refused to kill someone the Other would sometimes wrench control away and do so herself. Marie explicitly calls the Other "Kaede's Omega". She is purged by Kaede & Nyuu after a Battle in the Center of the Mind, freeing Kaede from her influence.
The "lost innocence and happiness" of Kaede (Marie calls her "Kaede's Theta"). Supposedly "born" as a result of a sniper's bullet grazing Kaede's skull, Teana believes she actually came into being gradually over years, and that the aforementioned incident was merely the first time she could take control and gain consciousness. Cheerful, innocent, kind, and friendly to all. When the Other is sealed up, she and Kaede make mental contact, and Nyuu - once no more mentally advanced than a 2-year-old - gains Kaede's basic knowledge - how to speak, read, behave, and such - "copy-pasted" into her mind. Now the two can communicate through thought and switch control of their body at will. Later in Book 11, she gets her own body.
A young Diclonius (specifically, a sub-class called a Silpelit, who age at twice the rate of normal humans). Cheerful and friendly, though with some suppressed issues. A bit unwise to the ways of the normal world due to being raised as a lab rat for torturous experiments, but she's quickly learning. Her vectors can reach over twice as far as Kaede's, but are only about two-thirds as strong. She's very close with Mayu.
Artificial Limbs: All four of her original limbs were sliced/ripped off by Kaede's Other; she uses prosthetics that are controlled by her vectors. She ends up getting new limbs that use a biosynthetic framework as a base for rapidly-stimulated and flash-cloned organic tissues, resulting in fully lifelike synthetic-organic hybrid limbs that will gradually transition into fully organic over the course of a few years.
Beware the Nice Ones: It takes a lot to push Nana too far, but once it finally does happen she's not to be trifled with.
Does Not Like Men: Her bastard of a stepfather is responsible for leaving her nervous around all males. She even gets fidgety and uncomfortable if she's alone in the same room as Kouta, despite her growing sisterly affection for him.
A shy, quiet human girl around 16 years old. Has a beautiful voice and loves to sing... and, unbeknownst to her, possesses a throat defect that could render her unable to even talk if her vocal chords are ever strained too much. Her father's verbal and physical abuse have left her a quivering nervous wreck as well as incontinent, meaning she's stuck in diapers and so cripplingly shy that even talking to other people takes a big amount of effort on her part. Despite all this, she is a total sweetheart, never judging others by their cover and showing kindness, concern, and love to all of her fellow Maple House dwellers. She also seems to be "bonding" with Kaede K.
Calling the Old Man Out: Late in Book 11, she confronts her father, and learns his reasonings and viewpoint. She is not happy; it takes Sarah to stop her from killing him.
"Y-You..." Nozomi whispered. "Why...? Y-You lied to me... You t-told me that you had no idea w-why mom... Y-You could've just told me, but instead you beat me, abused me, broke me!" Her voice rose to an angry near-screech. "I'll never be able to sing in front of more than a handful of people without feeling paralyzed with fear! I'll probably have to wear diapers for the rest of my life! All because you couldn't bring yourself to tell me the fuckingtruth?!"
Mr. Kaushimu: "Y-You wouldn't have been able to handle it! Look how you're acting now! I did it because I know what's best for you!"
Nozomi: "What's best for me?! How dare you imply that what you did to me was 'best' for me?!"
Mr. Kaushimu: "I always know what's best for you! I'm your father!"
A young man who semi-officially owns the Maple House that the core group lives in. Selfless and kindhearted, he happily took in the four girls who had nowhere else to go, making them part of his 'family'. He has a past with Kaede: when both were 10, he was the first person to ever show her true kindness. As a result, she fell in love with him - a love that would shape many lives over the years. He is missing some memories, but has recently remembered the time he spent with Kaede as kids, and how he had started to fall for her back then. He gets his full memories back while helping Kaede fight her Other inside her Heart, galvanizing his resolve to destroy it and free Kaede from its corruption.
Kouta's cousin. She developed feelings for him at some point, which drove her to behave somewhat irrationally where other girls were concerned. She and Kouta own the Maple House (formerly an Inn), and took in Kaede (as Nyu), Mayu, Nozomi, and Nana. Upon learning Kaede's past and the depths of her feelings for Kouta, she realizes that the other girl deserves him more, and also notices how he looks upon Kaede with a look that he never gives Yuka. She sadly "gives up", allowing Kouta to start a relationship with the girl he actually has those kinds of feelings for. Later, when Kanba comes into the picture, he starts accidentally and unwittingly winning her heart.
A Silpelit-subclass Diclonius, and the daughter of Dr. Kurama, the man whom Kaede K. blames for ruining her life. An extremely powerful Diclonius (26 vectors with an 11-meter range). She has spent her entire life locked up in a specially-designed prison chamber, though she has had regular interaction with a female scientist named Dr. Saito. As a result, she is fairly well-developed psychologically, but her body is malnourished, with her limbs' muscles atrophied, and a lifetime of having certain functions dealt with by machines & tubes have left her incapable of controlling said functions, leaving her stuck in diapers.Shion finds her and, after using a technique taught to her by Ulan to directly implant basic knowledge into her head (including, most importantly for someone of Mariko's power level, empathy and right & wrong), she brings the girl - and Saito - up to speed on things and gets them set to get brought into the coalition. The explosive charges implanted in her at infancy are surgically removed, and she & her surrogate mother begin preparing for what's coming. She becomes fast friends with Erika & Timmy.
Kaede K.'s 12-year-old little brother whom she wasn't even aware she had until he showed up on the Maple House's doorstep, having been looking for her for four years. A friendly boy who has a habit of helping those in need wherever he goes. He reveals that his & Kaede's parents were good people - a human mother, a Diclonius father - who mourned the assumed death of their daughter, and did their best to raise Kanba right. Unfortunately, when he was around eight years old "the black-coated man" showed up and picked a fight, killing Kanba & Kaede's father and then going after him, only for the mother to hold the man off while ordering Kanba to run away and never look back. He did as he was told, and spent the next few years wandering Japan, learning, training, and helping people, all while searching for his big sister whom he had a hunch still lived.When he was a very young boy, an unknown Keyblade Wielder happened upon him and performed the Rite of Succession. As a result, at 10 he awakened his Keyblade, All For One. Now, he has found his long-lost big sister, and promised to help her shape her future and take down the institute that has caused her so much suffering, with Aqua as his new Keyblade instructor.
Chronic Hero Syndrome: Openly admits his compulsion to help those in need wherever he finds them, however he can.
Clueless Chick Magnet: Has the Negi-esque habit of accidentally and unwittingly saying and doing things that can be taken as flirting compliments or confessions of interest. Combine that with his (slightly girlish) cute looks, friendly & caring demeanor, and habit of helping people in need, and he has literally garnered dozens of fangirls wherever he's gone without even realizing it. He even starts winning Yuka and Arakawa over in this way.
This comes back to bite him when Yuka, Arakawa, and Nana spend a few hours of a dull afternoon dressing him up in girly outfits, complete with hairstyles and light makeup, and have the time of their lives doing so. It later turns out that he kinda liked a few of the blouses and the flower barette.
The Blood-Gulch Team (Sarge, Simmons, Grif, Donut, Tucker, Caboose, and Doc)
A team of eccentric/neurotic yet surprisingly effective soldiers. Originally intended as "simulation troopers" for Project Freelancer, they formed a strong bond and rose far above what the Project's Director intended of them. Now, they're a Badass Crew capable of taking on Freelancers and coming out on top, thanks to their ingenuity, teamwork, and myriad skills.
The original Alpha AI was tortured until it fragmented itself in self-preservation. Epsilon was originally Alpha's memory. However, shortly before the Alpha was destroyed via an EMP, he & Epsilon met, with Alpha "uploading" his personality, memories, and experiences to Epsilon, essentially turning Epsilon into Alpha. Now, Church helps Agents Carolina & Washington in tracking down Director Church Sr., the man responsible for the sufferings of Alpha and so many others.
Body Surf: So long as the people he's 'surfing' between have AI-compatible armor.
Former agents of Project Freelancer, who have defected from the program and now aid the Blood-Gulchers in tracking down the Director for their own reasons. After the Director's death, the Starshot's Precursor device resurrects North Dakota, New York, Florida, and Texas, destroying itself in the process. It's later revealed that the other multi-dimensional alliance counts a resurrected Agent Connecticut amongst their ranks.
Used To Be A Sweet Guy: Wash used to be cheerful, friendly, and a little naive. Then shit hit the fan with Freelancer, and he became the bitter, cynical, coldly efficient man with trust issues that he is today.
Weapon of Choice: A Battle Rifle for Wash, twin Plasma Rifles for Carolina, a sniper rifle for North, a shotgun for York, a DMR for Florida, and her bare fists for Tex.
Introduced In Book 13
A young boy yanked out of his normal life and thrust into the terrifying job of piloting an 80-meter-tall Humongous Mecha, Shinji finds himself having to deal with a ditzy yet well-meaning guardian, his two fellow pilots - abrasive redhead Asuka and stoic waif Rei - and a cold, calculating commanding officer who happens to be his father, all while fighting both the monstrous, eldritch Angels and his own psychoses. And both the enemies he fights and the "machine" he pilots are far, far more than they seem...
Pilot of Unit-02. A fiery young girl who lives for piloting her Eva, loves to fight, and is always desperately trying to convince everyone - especially herself - that she's older and more stable and mature than she really is. Frequently trying to reconcile/understand her feelings for Shinji. It's revealed via genetic analysis that her great-grandfather was Izuna Uchiha - her maternal grandmother Ren was another "unintentional realm-hopper" like Teana's mother. She and Teana are actually third cousins. Her Sharingan is awakened during/after the fight against the Fourteenth Angel.
An Axe to Grind: Starting with the fight against the Thirteenth Angel, her Eva's main weapon is a Progressive Axe.
Wise Beyond Their Years: Subverted. She's certainly more intelligent than most 13-year-olds, but definitely not as wise and mature as she tries to pass herself off as.
Pilot of Unit-00. A mysterious and fey girl, initially blindly devoted to Commander Ikari but her loyalty has been steadily waning as of late. Quiet and emotionally reserved, she is nonetheless inquisitive and gets bored easily.
Pilot of Unit-05. An energetic and cheerful girl. She very quickly decides that she likes Asuka & Shinji, and thus starts trying to befriend the both of them. A little ray of sunshine, though scary in a fight.
Mari's mother. Was part of the JSDF until her husband's death when Mari was four forced her to retire from active service so as to raise her. Owns a highly successful "adult specialty shop" in downtown Tokyo-3. Was friends with Shinji & Asuka's mothers; she always considered Gendou to not be good enough for Yui, and her recent learning of his transition from "a fight-happy bum" to the cold, ruthless, black-souled head of NERV in the wake of Yui's death has only strengthened that conviction. It later turns out that she is a member of the presently-150-strong shinobi population enabled by Ren Uchiha's taking of students upon her arrival 47 years ago.
Kyōko's mother, Asuka's granddaughter. A wise old woman and a powerful shinobi, daughter of Izuna Uchiha. She ended up on NGE-Earth courtesy of a dimensional rift shortly after the end of the First Great Shinobi World War.
An old and extremely powerful mage and Keyblade Master, responsible for teaching many individuals - King Mickey among them - the ways of the Keyblade. He now seeks to coordinate efforts against the revived Master Xehanort, starting by sending Sora & Riku on their Mark of Mastery exams, as well as providing advice, counsel, and training for the coalition and its Keyblade Wielders.
The Stoic: If he is disappointed in you, he won't say anything; just a strong glare. If he actually smiles and tells you that you did well, then rest assured you're doing splendidly.
A young boy who wields the Kingdom Key, one of the most powerful of all Keyblades. With it, he's slain thousands of shadowy abominations, and saved all of creation at least twice... and that's before receiving any formal training in Keyblade Wielding. His ability to touch the Hearts of others and forge bonds with them, however, is said to be his most powerful ability, outclassing even his (phenomenal) skill with a Keyblade.
Summoned by the Mysterious Enemy's Edo Tensei to fight the heroes, Reinforce is freed thanks to a delayed spell planted within her by The Librarian that reacts to the heroes' Keyblades, bringing her truly back to life. She reveals that she was rescued by The Librarian in the wake of the Human-Forerunner War, raised in secret by the kindly Forerunner Lifeworker. She acquired the Librarian's "agelessness" enchantment, and became the Chief Lifeworker's assistant, student, friend, and daughter. It was Reinforce who forged both the original χ-Blade and the first Keyblade (Sora's Kingdom Key) to fight the first known incursion of Heartless. She was placed in protective stasis by The Librarian to spare her from the Halos, and wound up in the MGLN universe, in the time of Ancient Belka. She eventually ended up involuntarily bound to the Book of Darkness, and you know the rest...
The Archmage: Incredibly powerful, vast in skill, created the Keyblades...
Time Abyss: Was alive during the age of the Forerunners. She spent most of the time between then and now in stasis, but even back then she was a few thousand years old thanks to an Agelessness enchantment.
The sister/progenitor of Fate Testarossa. Her original body was damaged beyond repair in the wake of a nuclear accident, and when she fell into the void between realms, her Nobody Laicixa came into being from it. Unknown to everyone, when Fate was created Alicia's Heart "hitched a ride", becoming a passenger within Fate. During the revelation-filled battle in Book 14, her status is revealed to all, and shortly thereafter she uses a specially-crafted Shadow Clone of Fate's to be restored fully to life, using the link between her Heart, Fate's, and Laicixa's to turn her temporary vessel into a full, complete new body, effectively returning from the dead. She can wield Fate's Keyblade, the Sign of Innocence, though Fate is left single-bladed when this is happening. In Book 20, her Device - a Bardiche-type named Lochaber - is introduced.
One of the Dark Voice's Dark Generals. An ancient being who has "worn many faces, many names, and many selves" over his long life, all in service to his dark Master. In Book 22, Kerrigan finally kills him, but not before he reveals that the energy from the Xel'Naga artifact on Char has been used to bring Amon back from the dead.
The fourth of the Big Bad's Dark Generals, and the most mysterious of the lot. Unnaturally tall and thin, clad head to toe in identity-concealing spiky black armor, and utterly silent. Little to nothing is known about him. Book 18 reveals that Slind is more widely known by an alias that mundane humans have given him: the Slender Man. He's an 11,000-year-old daemon presently working for the Dark Voice, and has been stalking, terrorizing, and feeding off of humans for over 8,000 years.
A fallen Keyblade Master, of incredible dark power. He seeks to forge the original χ-Blade, and open the Door to Ultimate Darkness, obtaining ultimate power for himself in the process. To that end, he has allied with The Dark Voice, the two sides pledging to assist one another so long as their goals coincide. This section will refer to Master Xehanort and his three other extant incarnations.
Affably Evil: Master Xehanort, at least, is nearly always polite to his enemies, offering praise for their skills and strength.
Even Bullies Has Standards: Diamond Tiara refuses to bully people for things caused by medical issues, like Erika having to wear diapers.
Diamond Tiara: "I'm a bitch, but I'm not a monster. Contrary to what some ponies believe, I do have lines I won't cross. Like... Say you (Scootaloo) never learn to fly because you never put effort into it, or you can't get the trick to it. That's something I'd tease you about. But if you were unable to fly because of, like, a congenital defect, or you lose a wing in an accident, I wouldn't make fun of you. It's... kinda like that."
Golden Tiara (used with Alex Warlorn's permission)
Diamond Tiara's mother. Four years ago, she suffered "an incident" that fractured her mind, However, ponies' minds are made of tough stuff, and her mind has been "reintegrating" itself since then; she's almost-fully healed now. A kind soul who makes it a point to know and be nice to everyone (though even she has limits). It's later revealed that she's a member of Project Corona, a covert spec-ops group founded by Celestia to protect Equestria from its myriad enemies (Chaos cultists, pirates, holdouts from the Gryphon Wars, etc); Golden Tiara is Agent Gamma, one of the Project's most skilled and successful agents. She's also eventually revealed to be a biotic; her mother was exposed to a natural eezo deposit while pregnant with her, and she developed the abilities as a result. She later manages to finish repairing her mind, and rejoins the fight.
Hidden Depths: Was able to identify that Gamma Team have combat experience just from observing subtle cues in their actions and body language.
Mama Bear: Towards her natural daughter and later towards Trixie, as Checker finds out the hard way.
Split Personality: Her almost-healed mind has reduced her mental damage to this. She and "Screwball" are fully aware of each other and can switch control at will (though GT keeps Screwball on a short leash, only letting her have the reins for about two hours a day).
Trixie's sociopathic cousin (as opposed to sister in the original fic). Cold, quietly terrifying, ruthless, and without a shred of empathy for any other living thing. Takes great pleasure in manipulating and breaking ponies (it's her Special Talent, even), especially Trixie; she is responsible for a great deal of Trixie's deep-seated issues. When pushed too far, her stoic facade cracks, and she becomes a vicious berserker who'll stop at nothing to utterly ruin whoever has pushed her. She eventually ends up pledging loyalty to Master Xehanort, becoming one of the Thirteen Seekers of Darkness and receiving a significant power boost.
Rescued from the brink of death by the Big Bad and boosted with daemonic power, The Meta is ready and able to seek out the two things he wants: power, and revenge. Once one of Project Freelancer's best, he is now a twisted monster in human form. He is killed by Piccolo in the climactic battle of Book 21, but returns as a human-formHeartless and Nobody under Master Xehanort. Book 25 sees his Nobody killed by Yang Xiao Long (after Young Link uses a Light Arrow to break open a hole in his helmet's visor, giving Yang an opening to blast him point-blank in the face through), but his Heartless escapes.
The Juggernaut / Implacable Man: When the Blood-Gulch Crew last saw him, they'd run him through with a plasma sword, blasted him with a shotgun, and sent him down a 400-foot drop into icy water. And he still survived long enough (barely) for the Dark Voice to find and rescue him. Now he's more durable and freakishly powerful than ever, even able to, as of Book 20, fight Nanoha Takamachi on an even footing (once activating a field that disables her flight magic, that is, and only so long as she doesn't break out the Blaster system or Sage Mode).
The Speechless: Getting shot in the throat point-blank several times will do that to you.
Took a Level in Badass: Is now able to fight the Master frickin' Chief to a draw. When he shows up, even stronger, in Book 20, he 'catches' Nanoha's Divine Buster and starts shoving it back.
Weapon of Choice: As of Book 20, he has his Brute Shot again, plus a Gravity Hammer to boot.
Bizarre Alien Biology: Dextro-amino-acid biochemistry, a severely weakened immune system that originally evolved to co-opt microbes instead of kill them, three-fingered hands and digitigrade legs, and bio-luminescent eyes.
Clingy Costume: One that she could literally die if she spent a few minutes out of.
Weapon of Choice: An M3 Predator pistol, M9 Tempest SMG, M97 Viper sniper rifle, and Arc Projector; by Book 27, though, he's switched to the N7 Eagle pistol, N7 Hurricane SMG, and N7 Valiant sniper rifle.
Mind Hive: 1,183 Geth runtimes operating on concert as a gestalt being with a partially-formed personality.
Not So Stoic: Upon learning how the Incubators routinely and thoroughly undermine and violate the rights to freedom and self-determination of all races they prey upon, Legion (whose culture holds the right to self-determinate as the most important integral right of all sapient life, and its violation a grievous sin) is explicitly furious.
"Unacceptable methods. Unforgivable transgressions. The ends do not at all justify the means in this situation. Entities designate 'Incubators' violate the right to self-determinate of targeted species, strip sapient races of their right to walk their own path, forcefully manipulate target species' developments to their detriment, steal their target races' futures for their own goals, condemn species to extinction for no true worthy purpose. They are no better than the Reapers."
Odd Friendship: With Homura Akemi. Besides the whole self-determination thing, finding out how much pain and suffering the Incubators have caused Homura is a big reason why Legion despises them so much.
Bad Boss: By Book 27, once he's started going off the deep end in his quest to control the Reapers
Electronic Eyes: Due to losing both his original eyes to a Reaper artifact decades ago
Enemy Mine: He and Shepard do not agree on which path humanity should take, but they need each other to stop the Collectors. Once that is accomplished in a way that benefits Shepard's side but not The Illusive Man's, they cut ties.
Shortly after the incident on Aether, Samus came across a transdimensional slipspace rift that deposited her in the ME-verse shortly before the assault on the Collector Base. Upon being informed of everything, she joined the DDF, first helping take down the Collectors and then adding her skills to the fight against the Dark Voice.
Weak, but Skilled: Starts out with no offensive spells, having to rely on raw skill and mundane weaponry. She loses the 'weak' part as the story rolls on, thanks to intensive training from the DDF's more experienced heavy hitters.
BFG: Her Tiro Finale finisher fires a huge explosive blast of magical energy, fired from a conjured cannon as big as she is.
Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Inversion - she's a Girly-Girl With A Tomboyish Streak, enjoying first-person shooters, action flicks, and lounging around in her house in just her undies when alone. She is quite ashamed of the possibility of this side of herself becoming known to anyone.
Wishplosion: Her wish obliterates the Incubators' cycle of suffering by making it so Puellae Magi's souls are no longer external from their bodies, and thus no longer in danger of constant corruption, saving every Puella Magi everywhere from the horrible fate the Incubators had planned for them. They'll still become Witches if their Hearts succumb to Darkness or are forcibly converted by Heartless, though.
The object of Sayaka's affections. An aspiring young violinist, injuries sustained in an accident left him unable to play... until his untapped magical potential drew a pack of Heartless to him. When the heroes saved him, their healers repaired the damage a Neoshadow's claws had done to his hand and then decided to fix the rest of its damage, too. Later on, after Sayaka gives an Anguished Declaration of Love and follows up with explaining her very recent discovery of the true nature of Soul Gems, he eventually decides to seek Kyubey out, becoming the first Puer Magi in centuries to protect and fight alongside Sayaka.
A shy, nervous, but kind girl hailing from Sendai. Became a Puella Magi after a Witch killed her father (her lone living parent) a few years ago. Has the ability to manipulate ice and wield a magically-imbued war hammer. Came to Mitakihara following rumors of the elite magical girl team there, and showed up shortly after Madoka's wish. She joins the Mitakihara Team upon arrival, being welcomed with open arms. Tragically, she is killed in Book 24, throwing herself in front of Malia's attack to save Kyousuke's life. She manages to thank the others for being such good friends, and then dies.
A Lucavi. Formerly a 'Black Circle' prisoner of the Sol Confederacy (hit with such a harsh sentence by the virulently corrupt Confederacy because she was investigating them and could have exposed them), she was discovered, empowered, and rescued by The Fallen, who helped convince her that humanity as a whole was a disgusting species beyond redemption. Now, she seeks to Kill All Humans, in addition to trying to destroy Optimus Prime in revenge for him killing her master. After being apparently killed by Mel Johnson during the Battle of Chicago, she 'respawns' on Al-Hazred, gaining control of a sizable force of Promethean battle droids and learning about their master. Now, she seeks to find and free the Ur-Didact, so that he can help her in her quest for human extinction. In Book 27 she returns when the Reapers invade Lucavos, and after helping Team Shepard and the Smile Cures rescue civilians and kill a Leader-subtype Reaper, she reluctantly agrees to join the team for the duration of the Reaper War.
Avenging the Villain: Wants to kill Optimus Prime in revenge for him killing The Fallen, the being who rescued and empowered her. By Book 27, her hatred of him has 'worn off', having been implanted into her by The Fallen; she's still pissed at Optimus, but not to the point of violent hate, and is willing to work alongside him against the Reapers.
Enemy Mine: During the Reaper War in Book 27, after Shepard helps her save Lucavi civilians from being 'processed' into a new Reaper, she decides to begrudgingly join up with the Normandy Crew until the Reapers are dealt with.
Face-Heel Turn: Once a loyal member of the Lucavi Navy's recon group, the tortures she underwent at the hands of the Sol Confederacy pushed her toward evil out of a desire for vengeance against the humans, and The Fallen's tainting of her mind amplified those dark thoughts and emotions into full-blown genocidal fury.
Mind over Matter: Has very strong telekinetic powers, implied to at least partially be The Force.
Morality Pet: Has become one for Ruin, of all people, their new friendship bringing out a side of Ruin never seen before.
Rape AndDisproportionate Revenge: Two humans were required by a government of a couple thousand other humans to 'punish' her. Her response? Decide to get vengeance by exterminating all 10+ billion humans in existence.
Teleportation: Can perform 'space-bridge' jumps thanks to The Fallen's power.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The things the Sol Confederacy did to her don't quite justify her present mindsets and actions, but they do go a long way towards explaining them.
Introduced In Book 20
An old classmate of Teana's who delights in messing with her, pissing her off via teasing and pranks and then laughing at her angry reactions. He gets assigned to help the DDF look for clues on Belka (much to Teana's displeasure). He turns out to be working for someone else, who has paid him to obstruct Teana and the DDF.
The Gadfly: Pissing Teana off has been his number-one favorite pastime since they were in kindergarten. Come present day, when they're both 16, he's as obnoxious to her as ever.
Karma Houdini: Averted. He at first seems to get away, but the TSAB end up catching and arresting him for being bought out by the enemy. And that's after Sunset Shimmer scares the hell out of him first by interrogating out of him the location of his 'employers'.
Troll: Delights in making Teana angry. He announces his defection to a new 'boss' by sending Teana's group on a several-hour wild goose chase through a thick forest and narrow canyon, being hounded all the way by dark creatures, and then when they finally find what they came for it turns out to be a recorded message from him revealing exactly how badly he's trolled them. Teana isn't too happy, and Erika is evenlessso.
Celestia's previous student, who fled Equestria through a mirror-portal due to feeling that Celestia was deliberately holding her back. However, rather than wind up in a human high-school like in canon, a dimensional 'hiccup' tossed her out on an entirely different world. There, she was found by a human named Brian Jameson, who took her in, helped her get used to her new human body and deal with some of her issues, and taught her how to fight so as to survive in the city of Shale. Long story short, they ended up forming a team of "dimensional refugees" who went around helping people and toppling criminal groups - basically, like Gamma Team without the formal military support.Then, however, one of the team - Damien Vox - betrayed the others for personal power, resulting in the deaths of all except Sunset. She swore revenge, and has been chasing him across the realms for eight years. In Book 20, she shows up on Al-Hazred in pursuit of her target, and happens to encounter Celestia and the Harmony-Element Bearers. After hearing her out, they convince her to stay with the DDF, who will in turn help her find and kill Vox while also helping her find another reason to live besides vengeance.
Arch-Enemy: Damien Vox, the man who betrayed and murdered her entire team.
Blade on a Stick: After the big Edo Tensei battle in Book 21, she gets a new weapon: the chainsword-staff of Locust General Skorge. By Book 25, it's been upgraded to be able to separate into chain-linked sections, magically transform into an easy-to-carry pendant when not in use, and given a snazzy red color scheme.
Determinator: Has been chasing Vox for eight years now, and shows no signs of stopping.
It's Personal / Revenge: Damien Vox betrayed and murdered the rest of her team, including her lover Brian. Thus, she's out for his blood, and has been for nearly a decade.
Older Than They Look: Due to the effects that dimensional travel has on a body's rate of aging, she is still physically 18 despite being chronologically in her early 30s.
An evil Puella Magi who had so much Darkness in her Heart that when she became a Witch/Heartless she maintained her human form and intelligence, much like Xehanort and Scar did. A willing underling of Master Xehanort, she lacks any deep motives or moral quandaries; she just wants power, and will do anything to get it. In Book 24, her Nobody, Malaxi, comes onto the scene; in the same Book, she manages to kill Miyako Ishimura, though she loses her arm in the process. After the battle, she ends up fleeing to the planet Remnant, with Group Madoka in hot pursuit. Early in Book 25, both her halves are killed in short succession (Malaxi by Ruby, Malia's Heartless by Madoka & Sayaka), triggering her rebirth as a whole being. The 'whole' Malia becomes the primary villain of Book 26, showing facets of her character not seen in her previous 'halves'. At the climax of Book 26, Madoka fights her in a climactic battle, ultimately dealing a mortal blow. As she lays dying, she finally accepts Madoka's sympathy and lets go of her darkness and anger, dying at peace.
Casting a Shadow: All three Malias show proficiency in Darkness-type techniques.
Cool Sword: Her Keyblades - first a standard Dark Keyblade while she was a human-form Heartless, and then a Rumbling Rose once she becomes a Whole Person.
Tropes Exclusive to Malia's Heartless (MH) and Nobody
An Arm and a Leg: When Malia's Heartless kills Miyako by thrusting her magic-supercharged left arm through her chest, Miyako's last act is to use an ice blade to sever said arm. She shows up in Book 25 with a replacement made from a modified Neoshadow's arm, and after both of her 'halves' are killed, being revived as a whole being restores her arm.
Blood Upgrade: During the big battle in Book 24, MH treats it like a game almost, taunting her foes and carrying a smug grin on her face... until Kyousuke slashes her in the cheek, leaving a nasty wound, at which point she flips out and starts fighting seriously, making short work of Kyousuke, Kyouko, and Miyako all at once.
Emotionless Girl: Malaxi; seeing as she's a Nobody who's been denied the chance to grow a Heart, it makes sense.
Eye Scream: When Miyako was dying, she asked Sayaka to "give Malia('s Heartless) an icicle to the eye for me", and Sayaka promised she would. In Book 25, Sayaka makes good on that promise.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: MH gets a nice evil set in the form of four jagged gashes across her right cheek, courtesy of Kyousuke's "Lightning Claws" technique. They do not carry over when she revives as a whole being.
The Quiet One: Malaxi only has a few short lines in her few appearances.
Tropes Exclusive to Malia's Whole-Self
Dark Magical Girl: Despite her vicious nature, she actually has a good reason for being so nasty and holding the beliefs she does. She's also suffering quite a bit of pain and loneliness deep down, but vehemently refuses to acknowledge that, seeing such things as "weak".
Fallen Hero: Turns out, she used to be a decent person, as were her parents. But then they were murdered while she was Forced to Watch, and that set her down the path to evil.
Green Thumb: Plant manipulation/creation is Malia's Puelle Magi power, and she's quite versatile with it, from sharp-thorned vines with stabbing wood tips, to explosive pollen, to even some Wood Release techniques.
The Stoic: In contrast to herHeartless, Malia's Whole-Self is calmer and more solemn, rarely outwardly showing any emotions, even anger. However...
Not So Stoic: There are a few things that can set her off. When questioned as to why she values power so much, she angrily explains about her rather unhappy past, culminating in a rant that she ends with stating that she's thrown out such "weak" emotions as compassion, happiness, sorrow, and loneliness... without realizing that she's been shedding tears throughout the second half of said rant; when her tears are pointed out to her, she is stricken by panic and fear, and runs for it. In the final battle, Madoka offering sympathy and pity drives her off the deep end.
The surviving members of Scimitar Team, one of the two 'sister' teams of Noble Team composed of specially-qualified Spartan-3s hand-picked by Kurt-051 to form elite teams. They are Bellerophon-B047 (he prefers "Lero"), Alisa-B296, and Zeke-B147. One of Dr. Halsey's conditions for green-lighting the Spartan-4 program was that these three be brought into the program to provide much-needed combat experience and to help the S-2s train the Spartan-4 candidates.
Super Soldier: Augmented Spartan-3s, which Halsey calls "Spartan 2.5s".
Formerly the Changeling Queen Chrysalis, Crystalia was/is a Crystal Pony duchess who, over 1,000 years ago, fought alongside Celestia and Luna against then-Duke Sombra, trying to stop him from killing the Crystal Empire's benevolent queen and taking over. Unfortunately, Sombra redirected the then-leaderless Changelings to attack Crystalia's division, overwhelming and killing most of them and taking Crystalia captive; by the time Celestia & Luna pushed the Changelings back out of their kingdom, Sombra had already overthrown and killed the royal family and crowned himself King. The Changelings corrupted/Infested Crystalia, turning her into Chrysalis; her mind and body thoroughly corrupted, she assumed control of the Changelings for her own evil deeds.In Book 22, Primal Queen Kerrigan and her entourage come to Equestria seeking the Changelings, who are actually the descendants of a long-lost brood of Zerg who were separated from the Overmind and the Swarm, and 'evolved' extensively due to long-term exposure to Equestria's powerful ambient magic. After Kerrigan soundly defeats Chrysalis, the Elements of Harmony return her mostly to her original form, also freeing her (and, via the Hive Mind, the Changelings) from Amon's corruptive influence. Crystalia soon after undergoes a Primal transformation, becoming another like Kerrigan (though not quite as powerful) and leading her Changelings in (re-)joining the Swarm just in time for the assault on Korhal.
Beware the Nice Ones: Normally kind and cheerful to a fault, he is fiercely protective of the innocent and of his friends; the first hint in-story we get of this is responding to one of 'Them' grabbing Romani and trying to haul her away by roaring "GET AWAY FROM HER!!!" and plunging his sword through its skull.
Cheerful Child: Despite all the horrible things life has thrown at him, he maintains a sunny and endearing innocence.
Having finally snapped after being pushed around by Tewi & Eirin one time too many, Reisen fled Eientei and was soon found by Itachi, who'd been following intelligence rumors of potential recruits in her home-realm. After rescuing her from Lunarian hunter-enforcers, he convinced her to join the Dimensional Defense Force. How she will develop remains to be seen.
Beware the Nice Ones: Generally one of the calmest and sanest people in the room at any given time, but she does have her limits, and she can be downright nasty and frightening if pushed past them, as Eirin and Tewi found out, as did Cardin Winchester in Book 25.
Confusion Fu: Her magic bolts routinely fly in odd and seemingly-random patterns to confuse her enemies and leave them less likely to be able to dodge or block them.
Laser Blade: Her new signature weapons are a pair of plasma blades, essentially the two "prongs" of a Sangheili energy sword separated into two weapons.