A 20-year-old ex-officer banished to the Nameless for charges of treason. He now uses his time among the Nameless to gain back his name and redeem himself.Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Sniper
The Ace: Was a top Lanseal cadet who graduated shortly before the Imperial invasion of EC 1935.
Agent Scully: Believes in no superstition whatsoever, which occasionally leads to hilarious moments. On the other hand, this is the very same reason how he manages to clear Riela's reputation.
The Comically Serious: At times. For example, he calmly gives Zeri candies to cool the latter's head off, all while retaining serious look. In the OVA, he does similar thing to Isara, which gives off the vibe that he has just given candies to a little kid.
Determinator: Even when the entire world is arrayed against him and The Nameless, he won't give up and usually will come out with a rational solution.
Real Men Wear Pink: Has a talent for mixing herbs and spices in order to make eating rations more tolerable - sometimes at the entire Squad's expense.
Reassigned to Antarctica: Despite being a brilliant Lanseal graduate, he's sent off to lead The Nameless. Because he just so happens to bump into a particular courier that carry messages of conspiracy between Carl Eisler and Cardinal Borgia. Eisler has one hell of a paranoia.
Shirtless Scene: In the Beach Episode in chapter 7 and the epilogue of "The Secret of Her Power" DLC, although in the former, we only see his close-up.
Sweet Tooth: Whenever he's angry, he'd cool his head off with candies.
Theme Naming: The number "7", a staple within the series, this time used as his number within the Nameless.
Worthy Opponent: Dahau. Ever since their first encounter, Kurt considers defeating Calamity Raven not only a duty to protect his friends, but also to test Dahau's mettle in combat.
A 17-year-old Darcsen from an Imperial village very near the Gallian border, armed with a rocket launcher/BFS out for revenge against a Valkyria who destroyed her village.Preferred classes: Lancer (starting class), Fencer
Action Girl: Taken to extremely awesome levels. It's safe to say she's definitely the main one in Squad 422.
Adorkable: Despite being a bona fide Bad Ass, plenty of her mannerisms indicate otherwise. For example, freaking out and crying over the sight of a mushroom. And they are very endearing.
The Atoner: In her ending, she begins to feel the weight of the lives she had taken in her quest for vengeance and decides to make up for them.
Badass: Oh, HELL yes. Probably the biggest one in the game!
BFS / BFG: Notable for being both in the same weapon.
What mode she uses is dependent on her class: Rocket Mode (for Lancer and Mortarer), Gun Mode (with correct burst modes for Shocktrooper, Scout, Sniper, and Engineer), and Blade Mode (Fencer and Armored Techs).
Due to the Dead: Upon finding out about Isara's death, she fires off her Var to the sky to pay her respects.
Forgiveness: Forgives Selvaria after the latter spares her in their Duel to the Death, delivers her unconscious body to Kurt, and gives a little speech about how there are a lot of things in life that are much more worthwhile than war. This is after Selvaria was essentially dumped by Maximilian.
It's Personal: She might hates the Imperium just like another good Gallians, but ultimately what matters to her is her epic vendetta against "the witch with the blue flames". When the Gallian army finally make a move to recapture Ghirlandaio, she rush there before anyone else because she don't want anyone other than her to finish Selvaria.
I Work Alone: Carries to her Personal Potential, actually, and two missions involve playing only as her.
A 21-year-old Valkyria viewed as The Jinx for being only survivor of many doomed army squads.Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Engineer
Action Girl: Oh yes. She comes rather close to rivaling Imca in this department, but the latter still has her beat.
All of the Other Reindeer: She has been this since she was a child due to her strange appearance, and made worse thanks to her Grim Reaper reputation. She gradually loses this with Kurt's help, though.
Angst: She does Angst when she discover her Valkyria power, but she gets over it relatively quickly... if only because by that point there are so many other crap that is happening in her life. If anything, she actually thinks of her power as a disaster mitigation.
Big Eater: And apparently having insensitive taste buds doesn't help matters.
Boobs of Steel: She continues the seeming VC tradition of Valkyria being both effective and well-endowed
D-Cup Distress: She dislikes her breasts being so big as she tries to diet, only to find she's losing weight everywhere BUT her chest. It should be noted she still drinks milk, which some characters suspect is the cause. Fans however would also point to her being a Valkyria as the reason.
Bullying a Dragon: According to her, she used to be bullied often as a child, only for her wounds to be completely healed on the next day. The bullies stopped on their own upon learning about it.
Chekhov's Gun: The knife that she used to threaten Kurt early in the story, to some extent. As revealed in "The Secret of Her Power" DLC, it acts as a small-scale Valkyrian artifact that activates her power, and played a factor on how she managed being the Sole Survivor of five squads. This may also explain why, unlike Alicia, she didn't have to be put at the brink of death for her Valkyria power to awaken in the story.
Clingy Jealous Girl: If the epilogue of "No. 1 is Restless" says anything, she has shades of this. Poor Imca.
Face-Heel Turn: All it needed for him to defect to Calamity Raven is to witness the Gallian Army's corruption and total disregard for their soldiers, let alone a bunch of undesirables such as Squad 422.
Laughing Mad: Upon discovering the poisonous gas rounds, which led to his defection.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero / Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His desertion practically saves the Nameless and almost ruins Eisler's plan due to Baldren's confrontation. On the other hand, what comes next is not very advantageous for the Nameless, and in a way, Gusurg's desertion plays a factor in Baldren's Darcsen-wiping spree two years later.
Smug Snake: After his defection, he really take his time belittling Kurt whenever they meet in combat.
Taking You with Me: He refuses to abandon Randgriz even though Marmota is gone and Galian Army is incoming to take back their capitol. If he's going to die, he might as well BLOW UP ECHIDNA AND THE ENTIRETY OF RANDGRIZ, making the capitol his grave. Stopping him is the goal of Episode 19. This does make him a lot less sympathetic.
Also known as the "Gallian Hawk", Alfons prides himself on being an expert spy. He got sent to the Nameless for his illegal methods of information-gathering.Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Armored Tech
Acrofatic: To some extent, with Scout as his preferred Class and all.
Napoleon Complex: Subverted gameplay-wise - her small stature is actually an advantage for her, as shown in one of her Personal Potentials. Played straight story-wise, however, as she is actually one centimeter shorter than her registered height (150 cm).
Nice Girl: She's not violent, strange, bitter, hold dark secrets, or scheming. Which is a rarity amongst the female Nameless.
Parental Neglect: She is the one who needs to look after her father instead of the other way round.
A police officer driven to put Cedric on death row, who, for refusing to cooperate with an officer who decided to send Cedric to the Nameless instead, is sent over to become, ironically, Cedric's squadmate as "Number 16".Preferred classes: Lancer (starting class), Sniper
Friend to All Children: One of his battle quote is "Children are the treasures of the world". And he doesn't come off as creepy for that, despite being The Casanova. This really shows if you complete his Fragment.
He is friend with Amy, and their bond is like a father and a daughter.
Love Hurts: Allegedly, he still cannot get over his true love from years ago. However...
Chaste Hero / Innocently Insensitive: Even moreso than Kurt. While he generally means well, his obliviousness to females' way of thinking often causes him to unintentionally offend his female squadmates, makes him severely unpopular among them. Ouch.
Idiot Hair: Possibly due to his somewhat messy hairstyle. Just like Amy, however, it doesn't necessarily reflect his intelligence.
The Lancer: Among secondary characters, he serves as this, being the one who often plays as devil's advocate when he finds Kurt's plans to be dangerous. Bonus points for being a literal Lancer, albeit not initially.
Multicolored Hair: A part of his bangs has noticeably darker color, which is especially apparent in event CGs.
Older sister of VC1's Homer and a domineering woman who calls herself "Queen." She has an overarching desire to toughen up every man in Gallia... and ended up at Squad 422 for "educating" an officer.Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Lancer
Action Girl: Not only is she a dominatrix, she backs it up with being a badass in a fight.
Boobs of Steel: Has very pronounced racks, and her preferred classes should tell you how formidable she is.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her domineering personality stems from her genuine desire to toughen up the weak-willed Homer. Unfortunately she went overboard, got banished to the Nameless for setting her sights on an officer... and produced a masochist.
In the OVA, she comforts a child who managed to escape her Imperial-infested village.
Kick the Son of a Bitch: The officer she educated before getting herself hauled to the Nameless wasn't exactly a pleasant person.
Glass Cannon / Mighty Glacier: Played with. Fencers are now categorized as Glass Cannons due to no longer having full defense, but Anika still makes it up through her high HP and defense-boosting Potentials.
Serial Killer: One of the many things that brought him to the Nameless.
Ship Tease: With Ada, whose dogged determination to send him to death row intrigues him to no end. Also, in its own twisted way, Carisa's Fragment mission runs with this between him and Ada, although Cedric is mostly trolling her.
Bird Run: Her character pop-up portrait is this pose. Fitting.
Cloudcuckoolander: Emphasize on 'cuckoo'. She seems to be a complete loon because she loves the wild birds and would like to ensure their safety in the war.
Chekhov's Skill: Her pyromania (and consequently her knowledge with anything fire-related) ultimately helped the Nameless defuse a series of explosive death-traps set up by the Imperials for them during a town assault.
Glass Cannon: Her preferred classes are Shocktrooper and Fencer, and she has Personal Potentials those raise her anti-personnel damage. Like Serge, however, she suffers from low HP and Frail Body Potential.
Those Two Guys: Almost always seen together, sometimes along with Serge or Alfons.
Berserk Button: Do not waste food. Do not reject food offered in good will to you. Some Gallian soldiers learn this the hard way when they refuse food offered by a Darcssen village, saying that "they are above such food".
Not so Above It All: He often plays as Only Sane Man for the group, as shown in Carisa's and Ilmari's stories. He is also just as quirky as his squadmates the rest of the time, especially once food is involved.
Over-the-Shoulder Carry: On the receiving end of this upon being rescued by Felix in the latter's Fragment mission.
Attack! Attack! Attack!: Just like Juliana Everhart, one of her tactics during a mission when she was at the Army involved attacking the enemy head-on. Her subordinates failed to comply, and she paid the price.
Character Development: Initially looked down upon her fellow Nameless comrades, and by the end of her Fragment mission she has learned what it means to be a commander.
No Sense of Direction: It gets so bad that it can actually decrease her anti-personnel damage. In Carisa's Fragment mission in Extra Edition, this happens in the epilogue upon attempting to regroup with the rest of the Nameless, all while she is being the leader of the mission.
Redemption Quest: One of her squadmate missions revolves around reliving the same mission that disgraced her, but this time, having learned from her bitter experience, she opted to use an unmarked bypass to attack the Imperials from the flank and convince Kurt to put her in the reins.
Small Girl Huge Bazooka: Despite being an adult (a Lanseal graduate), she's considerably shorter than the other Nameless, even the female members. Since her favored classes are Scout and Lancer, it really shows when she's carrying an anti-tank lance almost twice her height.
Serge Liebert (Number 45)
A sickly young man who only volunteered to the Nameless so he could die gloriously in a battlefield.Preferred classes: Engineer (starting class), Sniper
Blood Knight: Arguably, considering two of his Personal Potentials. He is nowhere as vocal as Zahar, however, and is more likely driven by his ideals as a military man rather than desire for battle.
Cold Sniper: Sniper is one of his favored classes, and he's one depressed fella.
Cry Cute: The ending of his Fragment mission. No, really.
Death Seeker: And he wants to go down in a blaze of wartime glory. If you complete his Fragment, he gets over his death-seeking tendency.
(If knocked out of battle) "I don't want to die in the bed." (tears falling down his face)
Glass Cannon: In addition to having Sniper as one of his preferred classes, Serge's post-Fragment Personal Potential raises his accuracy and anti-personnel damage when his AP falls below half. At the same time, however, he has low HP as well as "Frail Body" Potential, which drops his defense.
The Fatalist: He believes that all happens by the whims of fate, which are completely beyond human interference. He's endlessly depressed because of this. Considering that he 1) suffer from Darcssen persecutions all his life, 2) have a dead little sister, 3) is a Nameless, you can't blame him for this kind of mentality.
(Starting a battle in which he's a commander) "Fate has sent me to yet another battle..."
A former general of Fhirald (the same nation Radi Jaeger of VC1 came from), but became a mercenary after it was taken by the Empire. Found a job with the Gallian Army, but his drinking habits got him into trouble.Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Fencer
The Alcoholic: Which ended him up becoming "Number 57." It's so bad that he can suddenly stop during his turn if his thirst for booze gets him.
(Potential triggered) "I live in the battlefield!"
Unknown Rival: He absolutely hates Jaeger, and will produce a long list of outdated invectives if that person somehow become the topic of the conversation. According to him, he and Jaeger hailed from the same village, and Jaeger betrayed all their shared idealism by working for the Empire, which conquered their homeland. Whether this is a true account or just the rambling of a senile and alcoholic old soldier is up for debates.
Shin Hyuga (Number 58)
An immigrant from a distant realm in the east, with a Gallian mother and a far-eastern father. Using his native homeland's customs, he swore fealty to Princess Cordelia alone, and would not obey orders from the Militia, which is what brought him into the ranks of the Nameless.Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Fencer
Bungled Suicideas Comedy: At the end of his story, after some enlightenment from Serge that a commander's words equal to one's master's words in Shin's homeland, he views himself as a failure and proceeds to attempt seppuku, freaking the entire Nameless out.
Expy: Of, of all people, Reimu Hakurei of Touhou. It only takes a red hair bow to give her Reimu's appearance, and her "money before everything else" mindset as well as her non-chalant attitude in battle while she rides the tank after Gusurg defected doesn't help.
Greed: Her primary motivation in life. This turns Hilarious in Hindsight when she become the mission-giver in Valkyria Chronicles D.
(Start of battle where she's a Commander) "You folks! Time is money, let's get this over quick!"
(If you move her when The Nameless Tank has low HP) "Will you pay me extra for this?"
Miser Advisor: The only reason she become Nameless is to get her hands to The Nameless Tank, because it's a damn shame to let this perfectly good tank become wasted. She's not doing this to help anyone, and in fact continue charging you for new tank components, even though she's the one piloting it and get to use the shiny new parts with much glee.
Reasonable Authority Figure: He treats The Nameless as people, and is willing to risk everything to defend them in the Military Tribunal. And by everything, this means going against the top brass and even the Church of Yggdism. This man has balls.
A member of the Gallian Army and the officer who sent Kurt to join Squad 422.
Big Bad Duumvirate: With Cardinal Borgia. While Prince Maximillian and his cronies are the Big Bads for the whole Gallia, Eisler and Borgia are directly responsible for The Nameless' miserable condition.
Uriah Gambit: Trying to off Kurt Irving by sending him to increasingly dangerous and morally dubious missions. It backfires spectacularly.
Guest Star Party Member: They are only playable on certain missions involving them (including post-game ones). Some are permanently unlocked after finishing said post-game missions, while others require downloadable contents.
Bad Liar: Both Welkin and Alicia attempted to hide Isara's death from Imca, to which Imca only proceeded to smile wryly and said that "Isara Gunther will never leave her brother behind".
Birds of a Feather: An extra scene shows Riela and Imca bond with each of their counterparts. Imca is especially affected by it.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Welkin, per usual, and this time he compares the Nameless to chameleons since they're supposed to be "unnoticed". His initial reactions aside, Kurt nonetheless harbors respect for him.
A Darcsen and the leader of Calamity Raven, carries a giant Rifle around (as shown in the Demo).
Authority Equals Asskicking: That giant machine guns has got to be good for something. When you fight him in the Final Battle, he's literally invincible. Subverted. By that point, he's just the leader of a rogue Darcssen force without any Imperial rank.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: In the OVAs, he was smart to realize that a fog was coming tomorrow morning and Welkin, Squad 7 and the Gallian army would use it for a surprise attack. So he prepare his troops before the attack began and use Howitzers Cannons to blast the Gallians including damaging the Edelweiss. Yes, this man beat Welkin, the Badass Bookworm by using his own strategies against him!
Expy: Not of anyone in particular, but his character design shares a lot with Kotetsu and Villagiulio: a 30-something rogue-ish man with a particular style of Badass Beard and Badass Cape. VC 3 was released around the time such design become popular.
Pride: She doesn't like giving her all in battle, since it would put her on the same level as her subordinates.This in turn makes the first fight against Echidna simply a That One Level instead of Hopeless Boss Fight.
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Late in the game, Borgia attempts to off her to cut his ties with Calamity Raven, and she would have been killed if it weren't for Gusurg's intervention, who in turn uses her.
Kid Sidekick: He has serious admiration toward "Sir Dahau", and will gladly do anything to realize his vision. He dies fighting to defend Dahau's final plan.
Leeroy Jenkins: Gameplay-wise, even if your camp is guarded by a tank or APC, he will charge at it, sometimes even taking two CPs in one turn. Considering Fencer's defense has been severely nerfed from the previous game, this becomes especially stupid.