Characters: Tekkaman Blade

Here be the characters of Tekkaman Blade

Introduced in Tekkaman Blade
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     Heroic Tekkamen 

D-Boy/Blade/Slade/Takaya Aiba/Nick Carter/Ness Carter/Tekkaman Blade/Teknoman Slade

Voiced By: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Bob Bergen (English)

The main character of the show. Takaya is the 2nd son of the Aiba family and was captured along with them by the Radam and set to become a full Tekkaman until his father saved him and had him launched to Earth. The incomplete biological engineering allowed him to transform into a being hell-bent on the Radam's destruction, the titular Tekkaman Blade. With his memories not actually lost to him, he joined the Space Knights to defeat the Radam (getting the nickname D-Boy) and ultimately succeeds, but not without great sacrifice. Eventually however, the bonds he made with the Space Knights heal his trauma and he begins assisting his girlfriend Aki in training a new generation of good Tekkamen.

Miyuki Aiba/Tekkaman Rapier/Shara Carter

Voiced By: Yuuko Mizutani (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)

D-Boy's sister and the youngest member of his family, Miyuki was part of the Argos crew. She has a very close relationship to her brother.

  • Break the Cutie: At the age of sixteen, she finds herself, her family and friends taken over by a parasitic alien species, is forced to undergo horrific pain as a result of the tekkaman transformation process, all the while seeing how other crew members are slowly being drained and killed by the Radam plants for reasons of incompatibility. Then she escapes to Earth, hounded by her brother, and manages to see D-Boy one last time, fully knowing that she is dying. And then it gets worse.
  • Collateral Angst: For D-Boy, who was very close to her. His relief at getting a beloved member of his family back from the Radam turns to despair when he finds out that she doesn't have long to live.
  • Deconstruction: What happens when an innocent girl is called a monster by the people that she saved?
  • Flower Motifs: Her favorite flower is the amaryllis.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Compare and contrast with Tekkaman Sword.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Wounded beyond hope by the Radam Tekkamen, she self-destructs in a desperate attempt to annihilate them. It doesn't work.
  • Ill Girl: As An incomplete Tekkaman whose assimilation process was interrupted.
  • Plucky Girl: She clearly knows she's screwed and the story takes a huge physical/mental toll on her, but doesn't stop fighting.
  • Purple Eyes

    Space Knights 

Aki Kisaragi/Star Summers

Voiced By: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese), Barbara Goodson (English)

Aki is a member of the Space Knights and the co-pilot of the spaceship Blue Earth.

Noal Vereuse/Ringo Richards

Voiced By: Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese), Kerrigan Mahan (English)

A member of the Space Knights, Noal is a laid-back, flirty young man who abandoned a career in the military in order to fulfill his dream of being a pilot. Initially antagonistic towards D-Boy, he ends up becoming one of his most loyal companions. He's a bit of a card shark and a gambler, and tends to be a bit overconfident and hot-tempered at times.

Miletta 'Milly' Le Rouge/Tina Corman

Voiced By: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Julie Maddalena (English)

Chief communications officer for the Space Knights, she is only 16 and can at times act rather childishly - yet at other times may see things more clearly than anybody else.

Heinrich von Freeman/Commander Jameson

Voiced By: Hirotaka Suzuoki (Japanese), Michael Forest (English)

Formerly the assistant of General Colbert, Freeman is now the commander and chief of the Space Knights. He uses his intellect, leadership skills and his ability to keep a cool head under pressure to help and protect his team and most importantly, to find a way to turn the tables in humanity's favor in the war against the Radam.

Honda/Mac Macelroy

Voiced By: Shouzou Iizuka (Japanese), Richard Epcar (English)

Honda is the man to call when you need something built good and fast. He is Pegas' co-constructor and the Blue Earths' main repair engineer is one of the persons whom the Space Knights rely on to get them off the ground.

Levin/Maggie

Voiced By: Shigeru Nakahara (Japanese), Mari Devon (English)

Pegas

Voiced By: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Tom Wyner (English)

Pegas is a robot designed and created by the Space Knights' engineers for the purpose of enabling D-Boy/Blade to transform into a Tekkaman after his crystal shattered. He also serves as a bodyguard, transportation method and battle aid for Blade and the two eventually become friends in spite of Pegas being a robot.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the final battle with Tekkaman Omega, Pegas protects Blade from what would have been a killing blow and is destroyed in the process. His last words are a farewell to Blade.
  • Robot Buddy: He and Blade become friends.
  • Single Tear: An unusual example in that Pegas is a robot who displays no emotion over the course of the series... except at the end, when a single oil tear falls from his eye when he says goodbye to Blade.
  • Transforming Mecha: He contains shards of Blade's crystal and amplifies them, allowing Blade to transform.

     Earth Defence Force 

Balzac Asimov / Balzac St. Jacques

General Colbert/Galt

     Others 

Kouzu Aiba/Ulysses Carter

Patriarch of the Aiba family, he rescues his second-eldest son from the Radam, launching him in an escape pod to earth, before dying from the after-effects of a failed transformation.
  • Badass Normal: He is a scholar who managed to become the head of an important space exploration mission, and his marksmanship skills are nothing to scoff at. Add to that the fact that on top of all of this, he managed to raise four children on his own after his wife died and you get a pretty impressive picture.
  • Bold Explorer: Embarks together with his entire family on an ambitious voyage to explore space.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: He received it as a birthday present from his three sons, and declared it to be his most valuable possession.
  • Standard '50s Father: What we see of him, anyway.
  • The Patriarch

     Radam Tekkamen 

Shinya Aiba/Cain Carter/Tekkaman Evil/Teknoman Saber

  • Always Second Best: Or so he thinks; he and Takaya seemed about equal, from the scenes shown in flashbacks. In fact, Takaya mentions how he could never beat Shinya because his brother practiced every day and always kept himself in perfect shape. Shinya's inferiority complex stems from his fear that if his brother worked as hard as he did, he would win against him.
  • Bishounen
  • Blood Knight: Utterly obsessed with killing his older twin brother, to the point where it worries the other Radam-controlled Tekkamen.
  • Cry for the Devil
  • Dark Is Evil: His Tekkaman armor is mostly black.
  • Determinator: Since he was young, he was always completely focused on winning every competition against his brother. After his corruption by the Radam, he channels his determination into killing Blade.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: With Blade / Takaya
  • Drunk on the Dark Side
  • Driven by Envy: He was envious of the affection and recognition received by his brother.
  • Environmental Symbolism: When Takaya visits his family home, he enters the rooms of his younger siblings. Miyuki's room is intact while Shinya's room is completely overtaken by Radam plants, mirroring his corruption by the aliens.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Evil Twin: He's Takaya twin brother.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He expresses jealousy over Blade's relationship with Aki, and in their younger days he is shown to have been unhappy with the attention his more outgoing, popular brother received, as seen in the school race scene.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: One episode shows him doing one-handed push-ups while listening to classical music.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the plot is already dark, essentially his appearance is where the show gets real.
  • Leave Him to Me: About Blade, because he is The Only One Allowed to Defeat You.
  • Menacing Stroll
  • Name of Cain: His name in the English dub.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Self explanatory.
  • Not Afraid to Die: He wants to eliminate Blade so much that he seems to have no room for his self-preservation instinct anymore.
  • Not Brainwashed: In the dub, his Dying Speech when the Venomoid Mind Control Parasite is revealed:
    "I wish I could blame it all on that little thing, but the truth is, I made myself what I became. Frankly, I enjoyed being the Teknoman called Saber."
  • Obviously Evil: He's Tekkaman Evil
  • One-Man Army: Can wipe the floor with anything the humans throw at him. The only one who can face him for longer than five seconds is Tekkaman Blade.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His Tekkaman armor.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Since he was a young boy, Shinya was very competitive because he felt like the unfavorite child. He believed that every single member of his family liked his twin brother better because of his cheerful and upbeat personality, and even though he always beat Takaya in every competition, he always feared that if Takaya would really set his mind to it, he would win.
  • Sadist: He enjoys killing and torturing his opponents.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Like you wouldn't believe.
  • The Dragon: To Darkon/Tekkaman Omega.
  • The Perfectionist: Takaya describes him as such, remembering that Shinya trained every day and kept himself in top condition and went all out in every competition.
  • Tragic Monster: Every Radam Tekkaman counts, but he's the worst of this part.
  • Twin Switch: Shinya impersonates his brother in order to infiltrate the Space Knights HQ. It works.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A staple of all Radam controlled Tekkamen.
  • The Unfavorite: He sees himself as this because his mistake led to his mother's death. Later, he feels that everybody else prefers his more cheerful twin over him, despite his hard work.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As shown in the flashbacks.
  • Weapon Stomp: When fighting Miyuki.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy
  • You Remind Me of X: He mentions how Aki looks like his dead mother on several occasions.
  • You Should Have Died Instead: Thinks his father believes this.

Fritz von Braun/Tekkaman Dagger

Voiced By: Tobita Nobuo (Japanese), John Vickery (English)

The first evil Tekkaman we meet, Fritz is a former friend of Takaya's and the one who gave him his iconic scar.

  • Archer Archetype/Knife Nut: His trademark weapon also doubles as a bow, strangely enough.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Blood Knight: Doesn't care about anything other than destroying Tekkaman Blade.
  • Evil Former Friend: Used to be friends with Takaya.
  • Starter Villain: The very first evil Tekkaman we meet, who proves to be a foe to be reckoned with. Not only does he nearly kill Blade during their first encounter, but he sets two traps in which Blade falls - the first costs him his crystal, effectively nullifying him as a threat to the Radam, and the second nearly gets him killed.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: He sent a distressed signal to Earth pretending to be a survivor hiding in the Orbital Ring in order to lure Blade to him. It worked.

Goddard/Tekkaman Axe

Voiced By: Shimaka Yuu (Japanese), Richard Epcar (English)

Once a close friend of Blade's family and his former martial arts mentor, Tekkaman Axe becomes a very dangerous opponent thanks to his skill, experience and knowledge of Blade's character and past.

  • An Axe to Grind: He is named after his huge battle axe.
  • Cool Teacher: An expert in electronics with a passion for martial arts, he trained both twins and acted as a mentor for Shinya. At one point, Shinya mentions that he used to spend more time around him than with his own family.
  • Genius Bruiser: The first Radam Tekkaman who tries to convert Blade to his side through emotional manipulation.
  • Go Out with a Smile
  • Hypocrite: Calls Blade a coward while seemingly forgetting the numerous times he ran away from his fights with him.
  • Stout Strength: Not fat, but stocky and very muscular.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Shinya. He is perfectly willing to sacrifice himself in order to kill Blade just so Shinya wouldn't have to risk fighting him again.
  • Villain Respect: As Blade's former martial arts teacher, he comments how impressed he is by his student's progress and strength - after Blade stabbed him using his hand.
  • We Can Rule Together: Attempts to emotionally manipulate Blade into joining the Radam forces.

Molotov/Tekkaman Lance

Feng Li/Tekkaman Sword

Kengo Aiba/Conrad Carter/Tekkaman Omega/Darkon

Introduced in Tekkaman Blade 2
     Characters 

Yumi Francois/Tekkaman Hiver

David Krugel/Tekkaman Sommer

Natasha Pablociva/Tekkaman Vesna

Tekkaman Aki

Dead End/Tekkaman Dead

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