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The Valvrave Pilots
Tropes shared by the Valvrave Pilots.
- Badass Crew: All five of them only fight together a few times (usually they're operating in smaller groups), but when they do, they're nigh-unstoppable.
- Body Snatcher/Body Surf: They can take control of other people's bodies by biting them.
- Famed in Story: Implied, as one of the scientists they rescued in Dorssia refer to them as "the kids who fought the world." Three of them are well known throughout the series; Haruto ("The boy who fought The world"), Saki (a Teen Idol), and Akira (known for her social network, Wired).
- Fire-Forged Friends: Though some of them had a rocky start (Raizo being confrontational to Haruto at first for wanting to be a pilot and Akira being a Hikikomori), they have developed a close knit friendship as brothers-in-arms.
- Five-Man Band
- Immortality: Like the other Magius, they have a Healing Factor which prevent them from dying from even the most lethal of injuries. Unlike other Magius, they have ageless bodies. There are ways of killing them though, like L-Elf's theory of severing their heads from their bodies or excessive use of the Light of Rune.
- Instant Expert: All of them had no prior training before becoming the pilots of their respective units. Possibly justified by being turned into a Magius gives them the information they need to operate the Valvraves. A Downplayed example, because they're not exactly super-aces: very talented pilots in lesser equipment can give them a hard time.
- Jumped at the Call: Except for Haruto, all of them, each for very different reasons, answered yes to the Valvrave's "Do you resign as a human?" prompt.
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Pro-Human Transhuman
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: We have a Nice Guy, a Teen Idol, a Delinquent, a guy with a Money Fetish, and a Hikikomori Playful Hacker as our heroes.
A young man living and attending high school in Jior. He prefers to avoid competition. The apparent death of Shoko at the hands of Dorssian soldiers convinces him to leap into the Valvrave and protect his home. Doing so has turned him into some sort of artificial, body-swapping vampire. His identity as the pilot of the Valvrave is also revealed to the world via livestream of his first battle online. As such, he's become somewhat of an international icon of the opposition against Dorssia.
In the end, he is ultimately victorious over the Council of 101 and proves to the world that the students of Module 77 were the true heroes all along. Sadly, overuse of the Valvrave wipes out all of his memories and kills him, but it is implied that L-Elf managed to get him to remember their promise during his final moments. He, along with the other students who sacrificed themselves for Module 77's victory are immortalized in history.
- Adorkable: His polite nature and tendency to get caught in... unfortunate situations can make for some hilarious reactions.
- The Atoner: He wants to marry Saki to take responsibility for the rape that occurred while he was possessed by the Valvrave.
- Badass: Absolutely destroys the enemy forces with minimal effort after accepting the Valvrave's contract.
- Bad Dreams: After Marie's death, he has started to experience horrific nightmares.
- Betty and Veronica: He's Archie, Shoko is Betty, and Saki is Veronica.
- Beware the Nice Ones: HOLY SHIT does this trope fit him. This cute looking fellow is introduced in episode 1 as a somewhat spineless Nice Guy who never gets mad and just wants to get along with everybody; then the events of the episode cause push him past his breaking point and he goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- Body Snatcher: One of his newfound abilities that lets him hijack another human body by biting them.
- Bound and Gagged: Spends a chunk of episode 4 like this when Senator Figaro tries to kidnap him to the ARUS during his secret escape.
- Break the Cutie: Really starting to kick in in Season 2. His extreme fits in Episode 13, having his eye blown off temporarily, and after Marie's death, he is clearly showing signs of a bad case of PTSD, including horrific nightmares and impulsive actions. Then it goes From Bad to Worse during the massacre of the Module, where his friends are slaughtered, Shoko forsakes him and Inuzuka dies in his effort to save Haruto and L-Elf.
- Butt Monkey: For most of the first season, Haruto really can't catch a break. With the darker tones of Season 2 settling in, this trait is abandoned.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: As he's the only known person to have received the injection the Valvrave gives perspective pilots and survive, albeit only one other person has tried so far, he's the only one capable of controlling it, and still winds up piloting it when the ARUS is bringing relief to their module. Senator Figaro realizes this and attempts to kidnap him in episode 4.
- After Saki, also managed to recieve an injection from a Valvrave and survive, it is implied that all the students of the academy are able to survive the injections, and are viable pilots.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Towards Shoko. Even after it turns out that she's alive in episode two. However, it seems to be justified. Haruto has no idea what he's become, and is convinced that he is a monster. He says that monsters can't have feelings, but it's really because he's afraid of what might happen to Shoko if he got too close to her.
- Childhood Friends: With Shoko.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: He seems to have no clue that Shoko, Saki, Takahi and Aina are all trying to get into his pants. The only one of those he seems to have any clue about is Saki, although he's guilt-ridden about his possessed body raping her.
- Blessed with Suck: He is a regenerating vampire with the ability to pilot an awesome robot. He strongly believes that this ability is more of a curse than a blessing. You'll probably agree with him by the end of episode 10. Season 2 elaborates even more that he's the one who suffers all the drawbacks that come with being a Valvrave, unlike the rest of the pilots.
- Death Seeker: Haruto comes to realize in Episode 22 that he is already dying because of the damage done to his Limiter, and instead of despairing over it, he decides instead that he wants to leave as big a mark on history as he possibly can before he will eventually die.
- Despair Event Horizon: While all the cutie breaking did a real number on his sanity, what really plunges him into this is Inuzuka's death, and he only sinks deeper after learning that he killed Shoko's dad from L-Elf. They manage to pull each other out of it by forging a pact to fulfill Lieselotte's dream; To create a haven where Magius and humans can coexist.
- Determinator: His actual personality. The multiple times he's been in peril, he's been able to come out those just by rampaging out and making sure he succeeds. Even his conscience when nearing death in Episode 22 is also telling him to keep going.
- Distressed Dude: Winds up kidnapped and held captive by Senator Figaro and his soldiers in episode 4.
- The Dragon: L-Elf seems hellbent on forcing him to become this in his efforts to liberate Dorssia, as Haruto can potentially speed up his plans by as much as five years. As of episode eight, he's technically accepted.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: After coming to terms with his eventual fate of death, he awakens the ability to freely manipulate Runes just like Cain and Lieselotte.
- Emergency Transformation: Became what appears to be an immortal vampire after accepting Valvrave's contract. He only accepted because he was about to be killed by soldiers from Dorssia.
- Expy: A Nice Guy living in a neutral space colony who becomes a mech pilot with a father that turned him into what he claimes to be the Ultimate Lifeform. Haruto is basically Kira Yamato.
- Eye Scream: Suffers this in Episode 14 due to the control system for a new weapon attachment blowing up in his face. Thanks to his Healing Factor, it doesn't stick.
- Famed in Story: After everyone finds out that he's the pilot in episode one.
- First Episode Resurrection: In the first episode, after accepting the Valvrave's contract and exiting the mecha, he is brutally stabbed by L-Elf, then shot at point blank range a few times for good measure. Then he simply gets up, and bites the latter...
- Good Is Not Soft: He has no qualms killing Dorssians and has the highest known kill count besides maybe L-Elf.
- Grand Theft Me: One of the powers that contracting with Valvrave seems to have given him. Unique in that his own body actually goes into a coma of sorts whenever he possesses someone else, rather than joining his mind or dying. He uses it to steal L-Elf's body in episode 2, and is able to instantly use L-Elf's gunslinging abilities while in his body.
- Healing Factor: Appears to have gotten one after being turned by the Valvrave, which includes healing his arm and the two shots and stab wound he received from L-Elf, as well as getting riddled with bullets by Cain in episode 12 and an Eye Scream in Episode 14.
- The Hero: Fights to protect his homeland and the people he loves, and vows to bring an end to the war.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He uses up all of his runes in the final battle and spends his last moments wondering who he was while L-Elf desperately tries to get him to remember. It's implied that in his very last moment, he did remember.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: After accepting L-Elf's offers to join him, they become this, right down to being roommates.
- Hurting Hero: He feels really guilty about the whole rape incident.
- I Am a Monster: States this as tears stream down his face at the end of episode two. He increasingly feels this way as he finds himself unable to stop himself from attacking people, and understandably goes through a near-nervous breakdown after finding out that he raped Saki when he lost control. At the start of season two, he's even started to spend all possible hours locked up to make sure he doesn't hurt anyone.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: While initially having high hopes of reuniting with his father, after realizing just how twisted his father and his project truly was, he punches him in the face and gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech before walking away.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Despite everything that's happened, he remains fairly naive in his view of things, as opposed to the very pragmatic L-Elf.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: One of Haruto's goals in the second season is to find a way to become human again.
- In-Series Nickname: "The Boy Who Fought the World", it isn't used much, but that's probably because the only people who talk to him are people that know him personally and his enemies. Gets brought up in episode 18, though,
- Jumped at the Call: Was eager to fight, since it meant avenging Shoko.
- Living Battery: He and the Runes he absorb are the power source for all the Valvraves.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Involuntary reaction from him in episode 3. Where after giving himself a small cut that healed he went into vampire mode and tried to bite his friend.
- Nice Guy
- Not So Different: An oddly positive example and the rare variant in which The Hero realizes this. At the end of episode seven, he learns of the one person L-Elf deeply cares about and presumably the reason he fights, whom he calls "Licht," or "light." Because of this, Haruto realizes that L-Elf only wants to protect the person he loves, just like Haruto does for all of his friends. This convinces him to accept L-Elf's offer to join him.
- Haruto actually reminds L-Elf of Lieselotte since the beginning. Haruto also sees himself reflected in her plight when they talked.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Even after he becomes a Valvrave pilot, he mostly keeps his normal childish outlook. Initially.
- Oh, Crap: Reacts this way multiple times during the end of Season I and during episode 13 first is when Cain activates Valvrave unit 2, then when Cain uses it with the Light of Rune as its regenerating limbs to beat the living daylights out of him.
- Person of Mass Destruction: The Harikiri Blade can cut through entire fleets at a time.
- Power Tattoo: Haruto's Magius mark is located on his left collarbone.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Planned on killing every single Dorssian that invaded for the death of Shoko. Then he finds out she's alive.
- Second Year Protagonist: Not too young, but still a child in some respects.
- Shadow Archetype: To L-Elf. See main page for more details.
- Shrinking Violet: A downplayed male example. Haruto would rather spend his life as a Ordinary High-School Student than be a Valvrave pilot.
- Thigh-High Boots: With his new uniform in season 2.
- Took a Level in Badass: A subtle one, but by episode 8, he has become noticeably more skilled at piloting the Valvrave than in the earlier episodes.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: Proposes to Saki in the middle of a battle in episode 11.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: He strongly believes that Module 77 can fight a war against Dorssia without suffering any casualties. He also believes that he can save Liselotte without even knowing her current situation.
One of Haruto's schoolmates. She was once a famous idol (singer), and adapts to fighting against the Dorssians rather quickly. She's very accepting of Haruto's new abilities, as displayed by her affections for him. She seemingly doesn't care about the potential dangers getting romantically close to him may pose. She came to Sakimori after having quit being an idol, but she will sing for her friends' sake. Despite her apparent retirement, she does have a strong passion for becoming famous enough to "carve her existence into the world."
As of season two, her notoriety as one of the Jioran Valvrave pilots has caused her music to soar to the tops of the charts.
- Abusive Parents: As shown in the Ryuusei no Otome Spin-Off manga, her parents were horrible. Her father is heavily implied to have sold her off to the VVV Project, and seemingly has her contract with the company she works for terminated so she could be sent to Module 77.
- Action Girl: The pilot of Valvrave Unit-04 "Carmilla".
- Adults Are Useless: Strongly believes in this. When her friends suggest revealing the strange changes that Haruto goes through after having piloted the Valvrave, she's immediately opposed to it. She says that adults "cheat" and that he might wind up as a lab rat. Turns out she was right. A little ''too'' right.
- Action Survivor / Heroic Bystander: Winds up being key to Haruto's success in episode two.
- Future Badass: two-hundred years after the end of the series, Saki is still around and better than ever at using her Valvrave.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Holds herself at a distance from the other students, at least until the war gets underway.
- Attention Whore: Her reason to pilot her Valvrave and give up her humanity was so that she could be in the spotlight. The true reason she wants to be famous is so that she never has to fear returning to her abusive family, which further takes her away for the usual definition of this trope. Actually manages to turn this into a virtue - she draws her Heroic Willpower from NicoNico comment streams.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She cares about Aina a lot more than normal because Aina was amongst the few people to not treat her differently for her idol status.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- After being freed by A-Drei, she sprints to the Moon in her Valvrave and manages to save Haruto and L-Elf from a squad of Waffe.
- Saves the remaining Valvraves and the shuttles they protect from being overwhelmed by the Allied Forces in the very next episode.
- Break the Cutie: This happened before the show even started, and then got worse. Especially in episode 10, where she comes to realize that the Kamitsuki condition is a curse.
- Body Snatcher: Has the same power as Haruto, but unlike him she has also impersonated her victims. Interestingly, both were male.
- Broken Bird
- Dark and Troubled Past: While at first it seems like she fibbed about this in order to get close enough to Haruto in order to steal his body, it's revealed that she was abused as a child and was actually bullied by her idol seniors and fired by her bosses.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason she doesn't trust adults is she was abused as a child and fired from being an idol by her bosses.
- I Lied: She constantly subverts it. Every time in the series where she claims that she was lying, it is actually shown that she was telling the truth, whether it be about her abusive childhood, or the existence of her feelings for Haruto. Aina very pointedly notes at one point that Saki is actually an extremely honest person.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Amusingly enough, while she accuses Shoko of being one earlier on, it is quite obvious that Saki ultimately fits the trope far better. In episode 10 she tries to thwart Haruto's attempt to get closer to Shoko by saying a love that's one way wouldn't last very long, and that a relationship between him and a regular human like Shoko would never work out. Subverted when she later rejects Haruto's marriage proposal and sends him to save Shoko.
- Compressed Hair: Every time she wears her whole pilot suit.
- The Constant: In the Flash Forwards of both seasons.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: A part of her new uniform for the Earth mission.
- Distressed Damsel: She is captured by A-Drei in Episode 17 and becomes a prisoner of the Dorssian military.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
- Famed in Story: It is mentioned in the first episode that she was a popular idol. This is revealed to actually be her greatest ambition, to become so famous that she can "carve her existence onto the face of the world".
- Foil: Her actions in episode 6 have some interesting parallels with Haruto's actions in the first episode. Namely, she makes a calculated choice to pilot a Valvrave, as opposed to his which was driven by rage and the desire for vengeance. Likewise, she seems fine with losing her humanity while it is a source of much angst for him. And while Haruto's later fights see him acting more on thought than raw emotion, her second battle after recovering from her Freak Out is driven by her personal emotions and desire for fame and immortality.
- Genre Savvy: Figures out how the body switching works and explains her logic with "That's how it works in movies."
- She also points out that sending Haruto to the ARUS doctors to find out what his condition is would only make him their lab rat.
- Healing Factor: Recovers within a few minutes being shot through the heart.
- Hidden Buxom: Emphasized in the manga, where it's shown that she already had a generous rack at age 13.
- Hime Cut
- Hurricane of Puns: She loves using performance metaphors and puns during battles.
- I Call It "Vera": Starts calling her Valvrave Carmilla.
- Ice Queen
- I Just Want to Be Special: Her main motivation to becoming an idol was so she could get away from her abusive parents.
- Immortality: We see her fighting an unknown enemy at the beginning of episode 7, more than two hundred years after the current events of the story, and she doesn't seem to have aged a day.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On international television and in front of all the Sakimori students and the ARUS politicians, courtesy of Cain, to show that she is immortal. This causes the Arus President to Freak Out.
- Jumped at the Call: Jumps at the chance to become the second Valvrave pilot, unconcerned with losing her humanity.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Initially, she is very reckless once she becomes a Valvrave pilot. She gets better.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's a rather generously proportioned Teen Idol who frequently teases Haruto. Emphasized more in the Ryuusei no Otome manga.
- Nerves of Steel: Remains both calm and defiant when held at gunpoint by L-Elf. Later subverted when when she starts fighting the Karlstein Institut graduates in episode 6, and completely freezes up in fear.
- Nonuniform Uniform: The only student who wears boots.
- Plucky Girl: Despite all the hardships she goes through, including being raped in part one, and left behind, held captive, and impaled in part 2, she remains optimistic and never breaks down, instead coming out stronger.
- Power Tattoo: She has a Magius mark on her left thigh.
- The Promise: Forms one with Haruto in episode five to keep the fact that there are other Valvraves a secret. She seals the deal with a kiss.
- Rape as Drama: She gets raped by Haruto during a particularly bad Magius flip-out in episode 10. Interestingly, Haruto takes it worse than Saki does, and in Episode 13 she actually offers them having sex to help Haruto get better, though he stops her. The Spinoff manga Ryuusei no Otome reveals that Saki saw them sharing the "curse of the Valvraves" as a kind of tight-knit bond.
- Rapunzel Hair: Waist-length.
- Reality Ensues: For her in episode 6, as soon as she starts fighting the Karlstein Institut graduates, she gets completely out matched and all thoughts of being a immortal are pretty much shattered.
- Rings of Death / Attack Drone: Her Valvrave weapons, the chakram-like Spindle Knuckles.
- Saved by Canon: Episode 7 confirms that 200 years after the series, Saki is still alive and kicking ass in her Valvrave.
- Shameless Self-Promoter: She advertises herself as Haruto's sister in order to be "related to a celebrity." As of Season two, she took advantage of her notoriety as a Valvrave pilot to sell her songs, which turned out to be an effective move.
- She's Got Legs: Her new uniform for the Earth mission prominently displays her legs.
- Sugar and Ice Personality
- The Tease
- Tears of Joy: Upon finding Haruto and L-Elf unharmed on the moon.
- Vampire Vannabe
- Veronica: to Shoko's Betty
- Younger Than They Look: A mild example: She is the youngest Valvrave pilot and one of the youngest cast membersnote , but looks and (tries to) act older. Inverted in the Flash Forwards.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A in S1.
Another one of Haruto's classmates. He's very good with motorcycles, and is known for hanging out with a lot of girls. He's killed off rescuing Haruto and L-Elf after ARUS betrays the inhabitants of Module 77.
- Achilles' Heel: His Valvrave's main weakness is that his back is left incredibly vulnerable when making use of its incredibly powerful shields and arsenal.
- Ambiguously Jewish: He has dark, curly hair and a love for money.
- Barrier Warrior: His Valvrave comes with an incredibly powerful shield.
- Bash Brothers: With Raizou, although they fight frequently due to their contrasting personalities, their team work is impeccable.
- The Big Guy: In Haruto's Five-Man Band.
- Blue Oni: To Raizou's red.
- Bromantic Foil: Becomes this to Haruto, particularly in Season 2.
- The Casanova: He apparently hung out with a lot of girls. Aina was the only one he really loved..
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Taken Up to Eleven, he manages to solo three Kirschbaums and save Haruto without any of his shields.
- Face Death with Dignity: Fought to the end while maintaining his composure.
- Freak Out: Has one in episode 7, after seeing Aina's mangled corpse.
- I Call It "Vera": He names his Valvrave unit "Beast High" because he's being paid for it.
- Instant Expert: At piloting helicopters. Maybe.
- What the Fu Are You Doing?: Took Haruto's place as the pilot of the helicopter in episode 2 because he's good at driving motorcycles. He quickly realizes that the controls are very different and nearly crashes.
- Jumped at the Call: Like Raizo, he doesn't hesitate for too long once he makes up his mind to become a Valvrave pilot.
- Killed Off for Real: His Valvrave and his body are both completely vaporized by the explosion caused by his attack on the final Kirschbaum.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: His Valvrave is equipped with two gigantic shields that are nearly unbreakable. The only thing that has been able to harm them to date is The Kirschbaum Units's Löwenglitzen.
- Money Fetish: His goal in life is to get money and he winds up handling the donations for the student after they declare independence.
- Soon after his first battle, he talks about making Shoko's desert into a mass produced souvenir from visitors to Module 77 and he is later made the Minister of Finance.
- Nice Guy: He's a pretty cool fellow.
- Nonuniform Uniform: He never wears the school blazer or tie.
- Rasputinian Death: His Valvrave is slowly blown apart piece by piece and a shot to his cockpit completely snaps his arm, but it takes it being bisected and him self-destructing in an absolutely huge explosion before he finally bites the bullet.
- Self-Destructive Charge: During the escape from Module 77, his Valvrave is completely torn apart, concluding with it being blown clean in half as he suicidally charges a Kirschbaum before he vaporizes them both by exploding his cockpit.
- Shipper on Deck: For Haruto and Shoko. The last thing he asks before he charges the Kirschbaums is whether not Haruto loves Shoko.
- Taking You with Me: As his Valvrave is blown apart by the last Kirschbaum's Löwenglitzen, him and his cockpit rams the mech and detonates, causing a massive explosion the size of Module 77.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives a well-deserved one to Raizo in episode nine.
Raizo "Thunder" Yamada
A gruff, disobedient student at Haruto's school. One of his best friends was killed in the Dorssian attack. He wants revenge, and thinks that he can force Haruto to hand over the Valvrave so he can get it. Later on, it's revealed that, despite his gruff demeanor, he cares deeply for his friends and only wants to keep things going well in the module, and is willing to put his life on the line to do so.
- Ascended Fanboy: He eventually becomes the fourth Valvrave pilot.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His attitude towards fighting is basically "shoot the enemy until they die." This borders of Leeroy Jenkins territory as he usually recklessly heads off to battle opposing Dorssian units, thus making him always the first victim of whatever strategy they have at the moment or the new Kirschbaum units that the Dorrsians have developed by adapting the Valvrave tech. He later gets killed by utilizing this tactic and ignoring defense as his friend Otamaya warned him to.
- Bash Brothers: With Kyuma, although they fight frequently due to their contrasting personalities, their team work is impeccable.
- The Bully: Safe to assume so.
- Big Damn Heroes: When Kyuma is about to be taken out, he shows up in his own Valvrave and starts kicking ass.
- Butt Monkey: So far he gets beat up by Dorssian soldiers, knocked out by L-Elf and shot by Senator Figaro
- Covert Pervert: He and his posse quickly take advantage of the school being the only people remaining in the module to show some pornos at the theatre and make the best out of it.
- Defiant to the End: While he isn't killed off, he refuses to listen to the Dorssian officers demands that he and the other students hand over their cell phones. Not by virtue of them being an invading enemy force, mind you, but because he feels that he's in charge of the school. He still maintains this attitude after Q-Vier delivers a fatal shot to him in episode 23.
- Delinquents: Claims to be the boss of his high school.
- Delinquent Hair: The bright orange is rather jarring, even when compared to the standards set by the other characters.
- Face of a Thug
- Frickin' Laser Beams: His Valvrave has a total of eight arms with laser cannons.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Courtesy of Q-Vier's Löwenglitzen.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Holds off Q-Vier long enough for Akira to hack the communications satellite of the Dorssians, but when he goes in for the kill on the brat, he gets duped and then eats a Löwenglitzen to the mouth, killing him.
- Hot-Blooded: As befits a young bully type, he's loud, outspoken, and aggressive.
- I Call It "Vera": He names his Valvrave "Nobu Lightning" after the friend he lost in the initial Dorssian attack.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: If him trying to take Valvrave from Haruto is anything to go by.
- In-Series Nickname: Thunder.
- Jerkass: He tries to threaten Haruto to get him to hand over Valvrave in episode 3, viewing himself as a more fitting pilot for the robot.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's shown briefly mourning at a makeshift grave for his friend who was killed in the attack. Also in episode four, he stands in front of Senator Figaro's escape vehicle.
- In episode five, he completely ignores the pain caused by his reopening bullet wound in order to save Yusuke and help get power back to the module. They're now completely buddies.
- He also later abandons the idea of forcing Haruto to make him the Valvrave's pilot.
- Jumped at the Call: Tries to force Haruto to let him take over as the Valvrave's pilot in episode three.
- Refused by the Call: He winds up knocked out by L-Elf about two minutes later.
- He gets his own Valvrave in episode nine, though only after even more failed attempts to get one.
- Killed Off for Real: He gets Out-Gambitted by Q-Vier and then eats a Löwenglitzen at point blank range, blasting him in half before his Valvrave explodes.
- Leeroy Jenkins: The most reckless member of the Valvrave team.
- Manly Tears: Cries as Inuzuka begins his Self-Destructive Charge.
- Red Oni: To Kyuma's blue.
- Mugging the Monster: See above. He was lucky that he didn't injure Haruto.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His Valvrave has four arms that can split into more arms.
- Revenge: He wants to take control of the Valvrave so he can avenge his friend Nobu who was killed in Dorssia's initial attack on Module 77.
- Red Oni: To Kyuma.
- Shirtless Scene: While on the Earthforce ship during Episode 14, much to Takahi's chagrin.
- The Worf Effect: Inflicted to him by L-Elf in Episode 3, and then by the Kirschbaum piloted by X-Eins in Episode 15.
A skilled Jioran hacker. She's responsible for revealing Haruto as the Valvrave's pilot to the world via live stream on the internet in episode one. Her motivations are unknown, but her skills are great. Her stream showed up on televisions around the world. Satomi is her older brother. She runs a popular social networking site known as Wired.
She becomes the pilot of the Valvrave VI.
- Action Girl: As the pilot of Valvrave Unit-06.
- Broken Bird: She used to be a fairly normal kid, until she became the target of bullying. She hacked the school computer to try and get the answers to help Satomi when he was stressing out about tests to the point of getting sick. Unfortunately the police caught wind of it, and when being questioned, he denied any responsibility for it. As a result of being caught by the police, the kids at her school began to bully her, and to make things worse, when she called to her brother for help, he ignored her cries.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Will do anything for Shoko, because she was the first one who treated her as a friend.
- Child Prodigy: At hacking and programming.
- Compressed Hair: Every time she wears her whole pilot suit.
- Famed in Story: Although only a few people know who she really is, she carries a reputation of being so good at hacking computers there are rumors circulating around as to the extent of her abilities. One of said rumors is hacking into an established university's website, which is said to be protected by class S security (which she did hack into at a young age in order to get the test questions to help Satomi pass the said university's entrance exams). Yusuke refers to her as "the legendary Little Witch" and one of his friends notes that if all the rumors about her hacking prowess are true, then she must have the skills of a god.
- Freak Out: Has one when Shoko finds her. She has a more comedic one after the power goes out and her computers shut down.
- Has another one when Saki is shot in front of her.
- Graceful in Their Element: She is pretty awkward when having to deal with people, but give her access to a computer, and she works miracles.
- Hacker Cave: She hacks into the security cameras and starts the livestream from a small, darkened room seemingly made up of boxes and storage supplies. The floors are strewn with snacks, wires, and keyboards. Even her own Valvrave cockpit is getting this treatment, with some Trash of the Titans building up in zero-G.
- Hates Being Touched: She freaks out whenever she makes physical contact with people because of suffering from horrible bullying during her childhood. She's slowly getting over this thanks to Shoko.
- Hikikomori: To such a degree that she had a massive Freak Out in episode four when someone found her Hacker room. She also freaks out in episode 11 when Shouko's invitation for her to get out more triggers a Flash Back where something terrible must have happened to her outside in the past, causing her to scream uncontrollably and disconnect her call.
- It's shown she was brutally bullied by her former classmates, with them doing things like cutting her hair, ruining her stuff, and presumably physically beating her up, making her terrified of all human contact, to the point where she'd rather die than leave her little area. But she would leave it to save Shouko, her only friend.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Her first big hack was to figure out the answers to an important entrance exam that was severely stressing out Satomi, to the point where he was studying through a severe fever and losing lots of sleep. Sadly, she nearly ruined his chances of getting into a good school when she was found out.
- Not Good with People: To the point she has a Freak Out when Shoko suggests she comes out and meets everyone in episode 11.
- No Social Skills: When Shoko begins crying in front of her she is immediately flustered and without a clue on what to do to comfort her.
- Only Friend: Considers Shoko this. Shoko has so much influence in her that she is shown eating snacks (like wafer bars with pickles) that Shoko likes.
- Playful Hacker: She hacked into the security cameras around the school and streamed the Valvrave's first fight online live. Her skills are so great that her website, Wired, is known for being incredibly difficult to hack.
- The Promise: Makes one with Shoko as to not reveal where she is on campus.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Shrinking Violet: How she acts outside her "home".
- The Voiceless: She doesn't speak for most of the series aside from some thoughts in her head and some screaming. When she does try in episode 11, the sound of other people talking to her on Shouko's phone causes her to freak out and cut the connection.
- Unkempt Beauty: She spends most of her time inside her Hacker Cave, and does not seem to care much about how she looks like. She still looks quite the beauty, comparable to Saki and Takahi.
See under Dorssia.
See under New JIOR.
See under New JIOR.
Tropes common to the members of New JIOR.
A close friend of Haruto's. She's very energetic and cares deeply for others. When it seems like she's killed by a stray laser blast in episode one, it turns out that she survived by ducking into the car of the person she tried to help. She is also the Jioran prime minister's daughter, and has seemingly inherited a healthy amount of leadership skills as a result. She also has a habit of repeatedly gripping her skirt and letting go of it when she's thinking.
As of season two, she's settled into her role as a diplomat and a leader and has become a much more mature, level-headed person. Witnessing your father's last moments will do this to you.
Position: Prime Minister.
The epilogue reveals that she takes Haruto's place as Unit 01's pilot after his death and becomes a Kamitsuki.
- Alliterative Name
- Betty: To Saki's Veronica.
- Break the Cutie: In episode 11, she's forced to watch a Dorssian officer condemn her father to death in a military tribunal. While her father tries to reassure her not to worry about him and to think of the future, the ship they're on gets destroyed by Haruto's Limit Break attack, along with about three quarters of the attacking Dorssian forces. She breaks down in tears at being unable to do anything to save him.
- Cannot Spit It Out: She seems to have mutual feelings for Haruto, but she won't admit it. As of Season two, she apparently did not confess to Haruto because she did not want to let him know that her father died together with the Dorssian fleet that Haruto destroyed during season 1. Later, her mistrust of him after she finds out he's a Kamitsuki caused some tensions between them, although Pino told her later the reason he did that was to avenge her in episode 1.
- Childhood Friends: With Haruto. She knows him so well that she realizes that the posts Saki makes when in control of Haruto's body were not actually made by Haruto, simply based upon his personality. However, since she doesn't know about the body swapping powers that come with being a Valvrave pilot, or the fact that Saki was even a pilot at that point, she assumes that a hacker was at fault.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Shoko's thought processes are not ordinary thought processes. As Saki bluntly puts it, "Do you have brain problems?".
- Disappeared Dad: Her father, the Prime Minister of JIOR, is revealed to be missing and many fear that he has been assassinated by Dorssia. He turns up alive in a Dorssian Kangaroo Court situation but is later killed in an explosion caused by Haruto's Harikiri Blade.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
- Famed in Story: She's the daughter of the prime minister of JIOR. However, she doesn't take advantage of this in order to be popular. She's well liked by most of the students in the school because she helps them out in various ways. Then she gets elected as the Prime Minister of New JIOR.
- Foil: To Haruto. Enough to make a point that everyone notices how alike they are.
- The Fool: An odd mixture of this and Guile Heroine. Her... unique approach to problem solving shouldn't work in any sane, rational universe, but it does. It does very well. Right up until Episode 21.
- Genki Girl: One of the defining traits of her personality. Despite being caught in a war zone, she still acts silly and optimistic. She seems to lose this part of herself after witnessing the death of her father.
- Guile Heroine: Manages get ARUS to fully cooperate by threatening to give the Valrave to Dorssia and plans on doing the same thing to Dorssia.
- The Heart: Especially evident in episode 6 when her cheers helps Saki get over her fears and defeat the enemy.
- Hot-Blooded: Is very outspoken and head-strong.
- Idiot Ball: Shoko willing handed Haruto and L-Elf to the ARUS military in exchange for their safety, despite the fact that they had already killed most of the students. This almost cost them their lives, as ARUS wasn't planning on honoring their part of the deal and the Valvrave pilots were in the process of defending them. It's worse when you consider that ARUS had tried kidnapping Haruto once before with Figaro and that if Haruto is captured or killed, all the Valvraves will cease functioning and they lose their only means of defense.
- In the Blood: She winds up becoming an inspirational leader to her classmates in episode 4. It turns out she's the Jioran prime minister's daughter.
- Large Ham: And we wouldn't have her any other way.
- The Leader: She's the de-facto leader of Sakamori High School after they declare independence. She officially becomes New JIOR's Prime Minister in episode 10. She is type IV.
- Lethal Chef: Subverted. Despite how horrible-looking the vegetable stew she makes in episode 7 is, it actually tastes good!
- Locked Out of the Loop: She's the only person in Haruto's group of friends that doesn't know about the whole Valvrave curse. Until Episode 19.
- My God, What Have I Done?: She's clearly unsatisfied with her condemnation of the Third-generation Magius, and after being shown by Pino that Haruto become a Magius for her sake, she breaks down in tears realizing just how horribly wrong she was.
- Never Found the Body/Not Quite Dead: Episode 2 reveals that she managed to get in the car of the person she tried to help before the blast.
- Nice Girl: She's very friendly, energetic, and selfless. She's also very dedicated to keeping promises.
- Noodle Incident: It's mentioned once that Haruto and Shoko ran away together as children, but it is never fully explained nor brought up again. When Haruto's memory of this is destroyed by the Valvrave, and Shoko questions him about it when she finds out about his Immortality and he cannot recall it, she truly believes that he has become a monster.
- Only Friend: Of Akira in S1.
- Parental Abandonment: She witnesses her father's last moments in episode eleven, and it leaves her heartbroken.
- Plucky Girl: Has a lot of courage and will power for being a highschooler during a dreadful war.
- The President's Daughter: She is the daughter of the prime minister of JIOR.
- The Promise: Unintentionally makes one with Akira as to not reveal her location to anyone.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- Rousing Speech: One of her talents is inspiring loads of people with her words.
- Second Year Protagonist
- Spanner in the Works: Inadvertently throws a monkey wrench into L-Elf's plans to force Haruto to join him in episode 4.
- Short Tank: Evident in the first episode. She beats Haruto in an eating contest, she gets mad on Haruto's behalf, she wears weird t-shirts...
- Stepford Smiler: She's quite good at hiding her sadness, even from her Childhood Friend.
- Stuffed In The Fridge: Fits the role in the first episode, but then she turns up alive in the second.
- Supreme Chef: Her cooking may look bad at times, but she's actually an amazing cook, and is very knowledgeable in traditional cooking. Her cooking is good enough to even get L-Elf off his game!
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: She cooks (or makes food) by throwing random stuff that the resulting dish ends up looking like it could kill anyone who eats it. Subverted because her cooking is absolutely delicious.
- Take a Third Option: In episode four, she inadvertently gives one to Haruto, who pretty much only had two viable options once he and the others find out that their module is the only area of Jior not occupied by Dorssia and that their families very well may be used against them: surrender or work with L-Elf to bring revolution to Dorssia. She suggests that they use the Valvrave as collateral.
- Taking Up The Mantle: She becomes Unit 01's pilot after Haruto dies.
- Thinking Tic: Grabs her skirt when she's thinking, though given the usual end result, 'thinking' might not be exactly the right word.
- Zany Scheme: An endless source of them... and the more bizarre and nonsensical they are, the more they seem to work.
A somewhat aloof student at Sakimori. She's friends with Shoko, and doesn't seem to care much about appearances. It turns out she's an amnesiac, and can only remember the previous two years of her life. Five years ago, she was apparently a friend of Pino, according to the latter before she became the Valvrave AI.
As revealed in episode 16, Marie was the test pilot for the Valvrave system, and Unit 1's (Haruto's) test pilot, which is how Pino came to know her and befriend her, as both were lonely people. Her amnesia was caused by Pino absorbing the Runes from her memory. As to how this hasn't happened to Haruto, Pino says that Marie's "Limiter" is broken. Exactly what a Limiter is hasn't been explained yet, but according to Pino, Marie's lack of a functional one means she loses too many Runes piloting the Valvrave, which is why she was abandoned as a test pilot. This is demonstrated when merely touching
the Valvrave caused Marie to lose her very first memory. In the end, Marie chooses to pilot the Valvrave once more to save her friends from being killed by the Dorssians, losing her memories as the fight progresses, until the use of the Harakiri Sword ends in what is for all intents and purposes her death, as she is now an empty shell.
Position: Minister of Internal Affairs. now deceased
- Blessed with Suck: Her lack of a "Limiter" means she can feed a lot of power to the Valvrave and increase its specs considerably, but it comes at the price of her memories. This is what got her fired and abandoned by the research team in the first place.
- Boom, Headshot: Suffers a painful looking headshot from L-Elf in Episode 15. To everyone's shock, she gets right back up.
- Bridge Bunny
- Cloudcuckoolander: If the impression she gives in episode one is to be believed. Considering she has amnesia, this makes this trope interesting.
- In episode five she walks around the city barefoot and in her school swimsuit.
- Covert Pervert: Randomly reaches up and starts groping her teacher in episode one. In episode five, she also manages to get some pictures of Shoko when playing in the sprinklers—with her white uniform wet and see-through.
- Cast from Hit Points: She can power up and utilize Unit-01 in ways Haruto cannot do yet, but due to her lack of a "Limiter" this comes at the cost of her memories. Her first and only battle in episode 16 has her singlehandedly destroying the Dorssian units that were after them while her memories disappear one by one. By the end of the episode, she had lost so much memories that her mind is effectively too broken to function, leading to her death.
- Dissonant Serenity: How the now-memoryless Marie comes off when talking with Haruto for the last time, expressing subdued and somewhat dull elation at learning that the "old" Marie had such dear friends.
- Glass Cannon: She can pilot Unit 1 even better than Haruto, and pull off things that he (still) can't do, but at the cost of feeding it so many Runes that she loses memories just by being in contact with the Valvrave.
- Flawed Prototype: Was the first test subject of the VVV project.
- Healing Factor: Not 30 seconds after L-Elf shoots her in the forehead, she is standing back up.
- Hers seems to be more extreme than Haruto's and the others as Saki is still on the ground unable to move minutes after being shot through the heart while she's already on her feet. For a small background, a person can live for several minutes before dying if shot in the heart, while a headshot is a guaranteed kill since all the oxygen filters through there.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She loses so many Runes piloting the Valvrave that ending the battle with the Harakiri Sword kills her as well. For anyone doubting her death, Pino herself bids her goodbye as the episode ends.
- Heroic RROD: She kept pushing herself to pilot Unit-01 to protect her friends while her memories get erased one after another. The Harakiri Blade finally takes the last semblance of mental functions for Marie which leads to her death.
- Hidden Depths: Turns out she is an amnesiac. Pino also knows of her and refers to her as a friend from five years ago.
- Identity Amnesia: She only knows her name, but not anything else. Episode 15 shows that she is somehow connected to Pino and was apparently friends with her before her amnesia, and has the immortality that the other Magius have.
- Finally revealed in episode 16. Marie was the test pilot of Unit 1, which is how Pino befriended her.
- Instant Expert: Surprisingly, despite not having any memories beyond the last two years of her life, she pilots Unit 01 rather well, and perhaps even better than Haruto. Unfortunately, this came at a cost to her memories.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She can only remember the past two years of her life.
- It was caused by Pino consuming her Runes. And she loses even what little memories she had by the end of episode 16, not to mention her life.
- Mysterious Waif: She can't remember anything beyond the last two years while she was in high school. Pino explains that she was a test pilot for her, but her limiter was broken, so she couldn't be used anymore, and Pino "ate" her memories to power up the Valvrave.
- Older Than They Look: She was in the same class as Haruto and Shoko, but her body is rather small (144 cm) and underdeveloped.
- Not Growing Up Sucks: It is hinted that her immortality caused the end of her growth.
- Shipper on Deck: For Haruto and Shoko.
- Walking Spoiler: Who knew that an apparently minor character at first would have this much depth?
A student at Sakimori who has a love for ecchi anime and anything mechanical. While rather timid, he's happy to put his skills to use for the sake of his friends.
Position: Minister of Culture and Sciences.
- Covert Pervert: In episode 3 he can briefly be seen hugging a body pillow with a scantily clad anime girl on it.◊ He also knows how to sneak into the building that the girls always change in before the school's annual beauty contest.
- Geek: For the ARUS military.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: His demeanor lets off the air of a moron, but he's actually very intelligent when it comes to weapons and technology.
- Odd Friendship: With Raizo, after they fix the Module's electricity.
- Otaku: He wears the title with a badge of honor.
Takumi: You understand?
Yusuke: I love machines.
Rion: Otaku are amazing, huh?
Yusuke: All professionals are otaku, you know.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He's got some nerd specs and has a lot of mechanical knowledge.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Attempts to pull one against the invading Dorssians in episode eleven, toting a giant wrench for good measure, and his attitude in the situation implies that he wast making a suicide charge. Takumi wisely stops him.
- Squee: He completely fanboys upon the chance to get a close look at ARUS tanks.
- Teen Genius: Incredibly good with machines. Takumi even points out that he has the potential to be one of the greats.
- Took a Level in Badass: Initially he's a timid peeping tom, but later on he becomes willing to put his life on the line to defend Module 77.
A student at Haruto's high school who initially doesn't know him personally. He scoffs at the eating contest in episode one, calling it uncivilized. He's the Student Council President
at his high school, an avid supporter of the ARUS, and big brother to Akira. He's displayed an impressive level of maturity and foresight for his age, as after their module declares independence he's among the few people who try to maintain its systems and keep everything up and running.
Position: Chief Cabinet Secretary.
The epilogue reveals that he marries Takahi and becomes a Kamitsuki.
- Abusive Parents: His parents were extremely forceful in their attempts to get him into a high-class school.
- Awesome by Analysis: In episode 14, he is able to help direct their ship close enough to rescue Akira after she sends him hacked communications transmissions. No one else was able to make out anything from the garbled messages.
- Berserk Button: Don't screw with Akira.
- Big Brother Instinct: He's Akira's older brother, and implores her to hurry up and evacuate in episode three.
- Later he sucks up his pride and asks Shoko to save Akira despite his previous humiliating defeat by her.
- Butt Monkey: Poor kid really can't catch a break.
- Happily Married: He marries Takahi in the epilogue.
- Heroic BSOD: He has a minor one when he sees someone besides himself with Akira. He suffers another brief one in episode 14 after Akira is too far away to get rescued despite Haruto's attempts.
- Hypocrite: Akira views him as this, saying he did not stand up for her despite his claims of being concerned for her well being. This stems from the fact that he refused to be associated with her hacking the university he was studying for despite knowing she did it out of concern for his well being, as well as turning a blind eye and ear to her cries for help when she was bullied. Though this has lessened by episode 14.
- Ignore the Fanservice: He is more than willing to breech his principles if it means stopping Shoko from stripping in front of everyone. It Makes Sense in Context. He also looks away when Rion winds up showing some cleavage in an attempt to cool off.
- The Man Behind the Man: A positive variant. While Rion and Shoko become the faces of Module 77's leadership, he works towards keeping things running in their home colony on a technical and diplomatic level behind the scenes. In other words, he's going a lot of the real work.
- My Greatest Failure: Not preventing the severe bullying his little sister went through. He finally starts making amends for this in episode 14, when he risks the ship he's on to rescue her.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He accidently causes a situation in episode 14 that causes the Earthspace group to derail so far from their intended landing spot in JIOR that they ended near the Dorssian capitol.
- Non-Action Guy: For the most part. He did attempt to board Haruto's Valvrave in season 2 after L-Elf suggested it, claiming Haruto would be incapable of piloting due to some mental problems, but is held back by the other students long enough for Haruto to overcome his doubts.
- Only Sane Man: Tries to be this for the student body.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's amongst the few people who actually work to keep the module up and running after they declare independence.
- Rich Kids: Heavily implied by his attitude towards the Eating Contest.
- Saved by Canon: For currently unexplained reasons, he is alive far in the future of the series teaching the young white-haired Prince together with Saki.
- Student Council President
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Played with. He does act and think like a teenager, just a particularly mature and realistic one.
A student at Haruto's high school. She doesn't seem to know him personally, at first. She's also a member of the student council. Some students thinks she's bossy, but we have yet to see her act unreasonably in any way—that is unless placed in a particularly stressful situation.
Position: Minister of Foreign Affairs.
A teacher trainee at Haruto's school. As the Dorssian attack took place after regular school hours, she was among the few adults present at the school at the time.
Position: Minister of Health and Welfare.
- Adults Are Useless: She readily admits that she's not qualified to run the school by herself and leaves the day to day running of the school up to the protagonists.
- Gag Boobs: They get groped by Marie.
- Hot Teacher
- Locked Out of the Loop: She was the only civilian teacher working on Module 77. All the other adults on the Module were JIOR soldiers there to protect the gene-spliced children who could pilot the Valvraves.
- Nice Girl
- The Ditz
- Ms. Fanservice: She is a constant source of fanservice shots throughout the show.
- Muggle: She was the only teacher on Module 77 without military background.
Kyuma Inuzuka (See Valvrave Pilots)
Position: Minister of Finance.
One of the very few people aware of Haruto's powers. She does her best to support him, but has had little impact on the story so far. She's also one of the few people who treats Saki normally despite how Saki is supposed to be a popular idol. This is part of the reason why Saki cares for her so much. She thinks of Haruto when he's possessing people's bodies as a holy spirit and believes that the changes he underwent as a result of piloting the Valvrave as God having visited him.
- The Artifact: An in-universe example. She called Haruto "Kamitsuki", because she believes his powers are given to him by God. This became the general term for those who have been turned into Valvrave pilots to honor her memory after her death.
- Bridge Bunny: Becomes one for Module 77 in episode six.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
- Expy: Of Hare. And just like Hare, she gets killed off when trying to help out the main character in a dire situation.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Killed Off for Real: Episode 7 by Q-Vier's stray firing in his mech.
- The Lost Lenore: For Kyuma
- Nice Girl: She always tries to support Haruto in any way she can, and there is a reason why she is Saki's Only Friend.
- Only Friend: Of Saki.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Is killed right after trying to cheer Haruto up, and a reminder to the characters and the audience that the students are at war, and people will die.
- Shrinking Violet
- Tagalong Kid: In episode two, she's along for the ride just like Kyuma and Saki, but she's literally just along for the ride. The most she does is a Say My Name moment and some Parrot Exposition. Even though Kyuma doesn't follow Saki and Haruto into the Valvrave, he at least pilots the helicopter.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Like pretty much everyone in Module 77 who dies, on account of them being students.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Shortly after giving Haruto an encouraging speech in episode 7, she gets killed in a random explosion caused by Q-Vier shooting up a hangar where Haruto and L-elf were.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Tries to convince Haruto of this in episode three, but she gets interrupted before she can actually have an effect on him. She manages to do so much more effectively in episode 7.
Takumi Kibukawa aka "Master Fellow"
A physics teacher who, aside from Rion, was the only other teacher remaining on school grounds when Dorssia attacked Jior.
Karlstein Institute Graduates
Tropes applicable to all Karlstein Institute Graduates
- Ace Custom: The Graduates are almost always piloting the Dorssian heavy fighters, the Ideal. As of Episode 15 they have upgraded to the Kirschbaums, which may be even more powerful than the Valvraves, considering that one shot from it's main cannon blew the entire right half of Unit 03 to pieces.
- Ace Pilot: It says something that they have managed to survive and at times win against the heroes, considering that they have far inferior equipment. With the arrival of the Kirschbaums, they may now have the tech advantage.
- Almighty Janitors: They are all way more competent than most of their superiors.
- Badass Crew
- Charles Atlas Superpower: None of them are a Magius or have Valvraves. They simply rely on superior physique, tactics and experience.
- Child Soldier: Though Q-Vier is the only one that truly fits the bill, being 14, whereas L-Elf and A-Drei are 17 and H-Neun and X-Ein 19. Flashbacks show that they were already in service around the age of 6-8.
- Heel-Face Turn: All of them except for Q-vier, including the child Saki jacked.
- Light Is Not Good: White haired, dress in white, and are bishonens. They are also among the antagonists in the series.
- My Greatest Failure: There was a sixth unnamed member of the Graduate squad during their training who turned out to have connections to the Royalist faction, and they had to personally execute him. All of them still have regrets about this.
- Pet the Dog/Punch Clock Villain: The graduates are frequently shown to be fundamentally good people off-duty.
- Theme Naming: Their names consist of a letter and a number and they use the institute's name as their surname. It is later revealed by L-Elf that the institute replaces a child's real name with the Letter-Number naming system upon admittance.
- Training from Hell: Implied. Children are trained to be ruthless and efficient in killing (as well as be skilled in other things like survival, espionage, and piloting mechs). They are also conditioned to show only loyalty to the Dorssian cause and values, thus are also ordered to kill deserters, traitors, and those that cannot endure the program. Graduates of the institute are considered elite soldiers by the Dorssian military.
- Undying Loyalty: To Dorssia. Two random soldiers even discuss the fact that no Graduate to date has ever betrayed Dorssia. L-Elf and H-Neun are now the exception, though the latter didn't get to defect before he was killed.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: The former plans a coup d'etat, apparently in favor of Lieselotte, the princess of Dorssia. The latter feels the need to confront Cain whose actions are highly suspicious. Both can be considered loyal to Dorssia, but not to certain elements within its government - and said elements are both (as of Episode 13) covertly overtaken by an outside force, The Council of 101.
- Villainous Friends
- Villains Out Shopping: When the Graduates are off-duty, they take joy in the simple things in life like Pool, Horse riding, talking to girls about movies and other such activities.
- White Hair, Black Heart
- The Worf Effect: L-Elf manages to out-gambit and beat his fellow graduates time and again, despite their competence. They get better in season two.
A ruthless agent working for Dorssia. He has no qualms about killing anyone who gets in his way, innocent or not. He convinces Haruto of the naiveté of his views on competition. He later attempts to murder Haruto and hijack the Valvrave, only for Haruto to get back up
and steal his body for a time, then using L-Elf's natural skills to get his friends to safety and steal back both his original body and the Valvrave. L-Elf is then forced to work with Haruto and co to survive. However he later asks Haruto to help him liberate his country, revealing he wanted to rebel against his country from the start. He's chosen Haruto to serve as his right hand in his revolution and has become the first official refugee to New Jior. His most prominent character trait is that he is a very skilled tactician and predictor.
In the middle of season two, Liselotte dies, causing him to fall into a severe Heroic BSOD
, but he eventually resolves to ensure that her sacrifice was not in vain and forms a mutual promise with Haruto to "unveil the world" by bringing down those who were ultimately responsible for her death: The Council of 101.
He allows Haruto to use his body for the final battle due to his superior physical capabilities. This gives Haruto the edge he needs to defeat Cain, but Haruto still uses up all of his Runes during the final battle. The last thing Haruto ever hears is L-Elf's admission that he thought of him as a true friend.
Another young Dorssian agent sent to infiltrate Haruto's high school. He and L-Elf were trained together at the Karlstein Institut. He's fiercely loyal to Dorssia, and L-Elf's apparent betrayal leaves him incredibly shaken as a result. Still, despite this, he expresses interest in taking L-Elf back alive rather than killing him. He's a Dorssian prince and wanted L-Elf to become "his right hand."
After finding out that Haruto was the one who shot him and not L-Elf, they reconcile and team up in order to bring down the Council of 101. They are ultimately victorious and reinstate the previous ruling family of Dorssia.
- Anti-Villain: The most noble and least trigger-happy Karlstein agent and as revealed by his spin-off manga his goal is to restore the deposed Dorssian royal family for Lieselotte's sake.
- Anti-Hero: Now a Liberator and revolutionary of his people and a trusted ally to the Module.
- Berserk Button: Traitors.
- Big Brother Mentor: To K-Zwölf who's actually possessed by Saki.
- Bouquet Toss: In the epilogue, he catches Satomi and Takahi's bouquet, much to the chagrin of Kriemhild and Saki.
- Easily Forgiven: Remember infiltrating Module 77's academy and shooting unarmed civilians? Remember stealing Jior battleships in the harbor and ordering that they open fire on an obviously unarmed civilian structure? Remember escorting and defending Cain's drill which was documented spewing poison gas, in violation of international law, resulting in numerous civilian deaths? Not to mention being the reason Saki was impaled and revealed the truth of the Kamitsuki, leading to the deaths of many JIOR inhabitants? No? Well, neither do we. Come attend a wedding in NEW JIOR!
- To be fair, freeing Saki, and helping L-elf expose Fuhrer Amadeus probably made his "pardon" a bit easier to swallow.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He clearly looks disgusted with the treatment of Saki, even if he was the one to capture her and that she is "an immortal monster".
- Eye Scream: Gets a shot to his eye thanks to a L-Elf possessed by Haruto. By episode 7, he's wearing a replacement glass eye.
- Expy: Of Yzak Joule from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. He has white hair, has a hammy VA, and lost his eye. He also has a huge grudge against our heroes, much like how Yzak did against Kira.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He gets a scar over his eye as a result of having been shot there.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: In the epilogue, we get to see him look stunning in a blue suit at Satomi and Takahi's wedding.
- Internal Reformist: His goal is to restore the Dorssian royal family by ascending to the central command of Dorssia.
- Large Ham: Jun Fukuyama at his finest.
- No Indoor Voice: Whenever L-elf is in concerned.
- Noble Demon: After finding out that L-Elf isn't really the guy who shot his eye out, he frees Saki so that she can go on and save Haruto and L-Elf, even if he now risks execution at the hands of X-Eins.
- Numerical Theme Naming: Three.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Especially after L-Elf shoots him in the eye when possessed by Haruto.
- Pet the Dog: Uses CPR to revive K-Zwölf, the Karlstein recruit that Saki has jacked in Episode 16, and shows genuine care for the recruit despite only knowing him/her for at tops half an hour.
- Later, he even allows Saki to go free after she confirms his suspicions that L-Elf didn't shoot him.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Explained below.
- Say My Name: Says "ERU-ERUFU!" (L-Elf) quite a lot in episode 2.
- Spot of Tea: According to the first databook, black tea is his favorite drink. It's something that he takes pride in because he's a part of the royal family.
- The Rival: To L-Elf. Doubles with Unknown Rival because he doesn't really pose much of a threat to L-Elf in season 1.
- Tantrum Throwing: Throws a glove at the TV when the kids are singing.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Had he not captured Saki and delivered her to the Dorrsian officials, the secret of the Kamitsuki wouldn't have been revealed and countless lives would have been spared,
- Warrior Prince: Revealed to be a prince in episode 6. The reason he is in the military is to try and climb up the ranks and attempt a coup to put the royal family back into power.
- We Can Rule Together: He wanted L-Elf to become "his right hand". Flashbacks reveal that this is because they found out that both of them were planning to revolutionize Dorssia.
- We Used to Be Friends: Considered L-Elf a friend from their academy days. L-Elf's apparent betrayal clearly leaves him shaken.
- Easily Forgiven: However, once he learns from Saki that L-Elf shooting him was actually him being body-jacked by Haruto at the time, he forgives his friend for it, since their objectives of freeing Dorssia is still their common goal.
- White Hair, Black Heart
- Subverted. He's called too nice by L-Elf and by Saki.
- Yandere: Non-romantic towards L-Elf. He really wants him back. Taken even further when he wants him to be his new left eye... by shooting out his right one!
- Tsundere: Sunrise is pushing him as Tsundere towards L-Elf and maybe Saki. He only had an insanity slip.
Another one of the graduates from the Karlstein Institut sent to infiltrate Jior and steal the Valvrave. While not as extreme as Q-Vier, he has a passion for battle and loves melee combat in his personal mech the best. He gets killed off after learning the truth about Cain.
- Anti-Villain: He's suspicious of Cain and rummages his room in Episode 10. In Season 2, he and Kriemhild start to actively work to discover the secrets of the Magius.
- Casanova Wannabe: His attempts to flirt with Kriemhild in episode eight are quickly rebuked. Subverted in season 2 via Call Back when she invites him for some tea.
- He is shown to be charming enough to be able to entertain two girls (who seem to like him enough) that he dated during episode 14. His charms fail to work only because he tried using them on Aina and Kriemhild.
- Caught on Tape: His earrings have inbuilt recording devices that he can activate by pressing a finger down on each side of it. He uses the blue one that is later given to X-Eins to record all that happens in the Grünau Mansion after he encounters Cain, which leaves X-Eins with all the evidence as to the existence of the Magius, Runes, Cain's true identity and the Council of 101's plans.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He hits on pretty much every woman he talks to, including Aina and Kriemhild.
- Even Evil Has Standards: As of Episode 8 he becomes somewhat suspicious of Cain due to even Kriemhild being left in the dark on his plans. He doesn't seem happy about discovering his commanding officer is actually a Magius in Episode 12.
- Handsome Lech
- He Knows Too Much: Cain kills him after finding him sneaking into a derelict castle where the Magius reside, where he proceeds to find the council discussing their desire to get X-Eins' body for one of their members. H-Neun reacts poorly to their discussion of taking away his best friend and gets shot for his trouble.
- Hidden Depths: Going by the contents of his room in Episode 17, he's an avid bicycle enthusiast.
- Hot-Blooded: His Fatal Flaw. Serves as a contrast to X-Eins stoicism.
- Killed Off for Real: Is seemingly dropped dead offscreen by Cain, who is covered in his blood and wielding a gun engraved with "H9" by the time X-Eins comes along.
- Multicolored Hair: Yellow-Orange on the top brown on bottom. Flashbacks show that he used to be a full brunette.
- Nice Guy: Particularly in comparison to the other Karlstein graduates. He's genuinely jolly and friendly to mostly everyone.
- Numerical Theme Naming: Nine.
- Only Sane Man: By far the most well-adjusted of the Karlstein graduates, he is not at all comfortable when he discovers that Cain isn't human.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to X-ein's blue.
- Spanner in the Works: H-Neun's recording of the Grünau Manor incident ends up being the single most important tool for the good guys to oust the Magius.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Could move from a cafe counter to the side of Kriemhild's car, which was a good 30 meters away, in the span of 1 pedestrian briefly covering the direct viewing angle between the two spots.
- Take Up My Sword: His blue earring, which is later given to X-Eins, is actually a recorder that he used to capture the audio of his trip into the Grünau mansion from when he met Cain and forward, giving X all the info about Magius, Runes, Cain's identity and H-Neun's fate.
- Tragic Keepsake: After his death, H-Neun's earrings are handed out to his fellow graduates. He had four, each of them colored after the hair color of his teammates, and the one representing L-Elf was on his right ear instead of his left, representing his defection.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With X-Eins. They have completely opposite personalities and often bicker and make fun of each other, but they consider each other their best friend. H-Neun's infiltration of the Grünau Mansion that ultimately leads to his demise was his attempt at keeping X-Eins out of potential danger.
Another one of the graduates from the Karlstein Institut sent to infiltrate Jior and steal the Valvrave. Even in the midst of a heated battle, X-Eins is able to analyze his ememies' every weakness. He has a great level of respect for his former instructor and current supervisor Cain. He and A-Drei reconcile with L-Elf in order to bring down the Council of 101, but he dies in the final battle.
- Anti-Villain: After finding the information hidden in H-Neun's earring, he turns over a new leaf together with A-Drei to avenge H-Neun and free Dorssia from the Magius.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He's not as good a pilot as the others but he's usually the one who comes up with the strategies and they are generally quite effective.
- Badass Bookworm: Most of the threat from him comes from his advanced intellect and planning skills.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He notices that Valvrave's main strength is in close range combat and has little long range capability, so he specifically crafts a strategy to counter it. And it would have worked too if their plan wasn't foiled by Saki activating a second Valvrave unit.
- Heel-Face Turn: In Episode 23, after learning that Cain killed H-Neun, he decides to help A-Drei and the Dorssian Royalists.
- Hero-Worshipper: In Dorssia, Cain is considered a hero and X-Eins seems to worship the ground he walks on.
- Broken Pedestal: However through the information in H-Neun's earring, he learns that Cain is not the man he thinks he is.
- Killed Off for Real: Drowned in a lake after his failed attempt on a suicidal attack on Cain damaged his Kirschbaum beyond repair.
- The Lancer: To A-Drei, effectively being his second-in-command.
- Numerical Theme Naming: One.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to H-Neun's red.
- Senseless Sacrifice: H-Neun sacrificed himself to prevent X-Eins from getting possessed by the Magius. What does X-Eins do? Attempt a suicidal Taking You with Me attack against Cain to take revenge for H-Neun.
- The Stoic: In contrast to H-Neun's Hot-Blooded perseonality
- Stoic Spectacles: He's the most level headed and calm of his fellow Karlstein graduates, smarter and more analytical than all of them, with the possible exception of L-Elf.
- Taking You with Me: Attempted but subverted. He tries blasting Cain to bits with a point-blank Löwenglitzen, but only takes out Mahne Seltsam, Cain's most powerful weapon while heavily damaging his own Kirschbaum, causing him to fall into a lake and drown.
- Team Dad: Shown to look after his team, and maintain order among them.
- Tragic Keepsake: H-Neun's earring, which X-Eins has taken to wearing. Showing that he's no longer fighting for Cain.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With H-Neun. They have completely different mindsets (H-Neun being Hotblooded and X-Eins being The Stoic) and often bicker, but they have been together the longest of all the Graduates and consider each other their best friend.
Another young Dorssian soldier. He loves to fight, and delights in murdering his enemies, be they solider, scientist, or civilian. His enthusiasm for fighting is so strong that he admits that he's kind of happy about L-Elf's apparent betrayal. He had secretly wanted to fight him. He does not join his teammates in their crusade to stop the Council of 101 and is killed off during the final battle.
Commanding officer of the Dorssian forces attacking JIOR who came for the Valvraves. He knows more about them than he lets on, and has a mark on his neck that comes from becoming a Magius around ten years ago. He is a good friend of the Dorssian Fuhrer Amadeus. He is the pilot of Valvrave Unit 02. He is defeated by Haruto during the Final Battle
and dies, but ultimately manages to save Prue and reunite him with Pino.
- The Ace: He's a brilliant strategist, a respected military commander, highly skilled in unarmed combat and also is a Magius, with far more extensive powers than those of the Valvrave pilots.
- A Father to His Men: In a flashback in episode 17, he personally saves H-Neun and X-Eins from a terrorist group with nothing but a sword and a combat knife, before telling them a quote X-Eins would go on to live by, and which later tips H-neun off that "Cain" is not the Cain he knew in his youth.
Cain: "Don't have your friend watch your back. Have the strength to watch your own and your friend's back."
- Affably Evil: Always polite with a smile on his face. Even while using L-Elf as a punching bag.
- All Your Powers Combined: The fully built Valvrave Unit 02 has some of the elements from each of the heroes Valvraves.
- Anti-Villain: Type 3; He genuinely wanted to bring world peace, but his way of going about it, namely exterminating Module 77, was a bit too extreme. He also has genuine friends in Prue and The Fuhrer and is held in high regards by his underlings and the Karlstein Graduates.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: There's a reason even L-Elf is terrified of this guy. He's able to beat L-Elf with his bare hands without so much as a scratch and has some weird light-based powers called the Light of Rune that allows him to animate a Valvrave without limbs.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Could tell that Takumi had been in the military simply by seeing a scar on his shoulder. He then proceeds to point out how it happened, how it was treated etc. right down to exactly what kind of bullet it was. Takumi's face clearly shows that all his guesses were correct.
- Badass: As of Episode 12 of Season 1 the most badass character in the series. Shown off when he beats the shit out of an armed L-Elf with his bare hands and later tears the living shit out of Unit 01 in the first episode of Season 2.
- Badass Boast: Gives a surprisingly direct one to L-Elf and Haruto in his Valvrave:
"I told you didn't I? You cannot defeat me".
- And another one slightly later to L-Elf, speaking as if he's grading his exams:
"As always, your defense is pathetic. Grade E".
- Badass Longcoat
- Badass Normal: During a flashback in Episode 17, he takes out an entire armed terrorist group with just a sword and a knife to save H-Neun and X-Eins.
- Badass Teacher: Remember how Badass L-Elf is? This is the man who taught him all that.
- Colonel Badass: His official rank. However due to being a part of the Magius order, his authority most likely expands far beyond his rank.
- Four-Star Badass: With no less than 3 Medals of Honor to his name.
- Handicapped Badass: He's missing an eye, meaning he doesn't even have depth perception. He still manage to kick the most ass out of any character in the show.
- Biseinen: One of the best looking men in the series, despite being one of the oldest.
- Black Speech: Which activates his Light of Rune.
- Black Valvraves Are Better: His Valvrave, Unit 02, is given a black makeover,as the opening of Season 2 spoils.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: It's heavily implied that this used to not be the case before Cain was possessed by a Magius, but now that he is, it's played straight.
- The Chessmaster: He's mainly used his talents as this for Dorssia's goals so far. Case in point, he out-gambits L-Elf, repeatedly.
- The reveal of the Valvrave's pilots' Immortality as well as planting false evidence of them being murdering monsters is shown to have been his idea when Magius!Amadeus compliments him on the effective plan after the broadcast is done.
- Crazy-Prepared: His guns have a cut-in on the handle specifically to block knifes.
- Char Clone: Blonde, with a covered eye, a high-ranked officer and a suave manipulator? And secret plans of his own that threaten to upstage everyone? AND a special Valvrave? Close enough.
- Combat Compliment: Grades his opposition while he fights them. Notably, he gives X-Eins an A after he attempts a Taking You with Me with a point-blank Löwenglitzen.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Once he personally joins the fray, the Dorssian forces absolutely steamrolls Module 77. He personally delivers this to Haruto and L-Elf at the same time without breaking a sweat, and then beats the living bejeezus out of them in Unit 01 with Unit 02, only withdrawing when Prue shows abnormal responses to being in proximity of Unit 01's engine.
- Delivers it once against in the Final Battle against Haruto, A-Drei and X-Eins at the same time without breaking a sweat.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He doesn't seem to act out of the ordinary for much of the series, but seems to know a lot about what may be going on much like L-Elf, and in episode 11, outmaneuvers L-Elf, ramming Module 77 at high speed along with launching a Boarding Party onto the ship when their defenses were laid back shortly after Haruto's Limit Break attack.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He and many of the other Magius have become extremely jaded by the centuries of Fantastic Racism they suffered at the hands of humanity when they first tried to peacefully co-exist with them.
- Deadpan Snarker: The undisputed master of this;
Haruto:: "It all went according to L-Elf's plan. Just how far can he predict things?
Cain: "Not far enough, apparently".
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: He did impale Saki from behind with his sword. On international television no less.
- The Dragon: To the Fuhrer of Dorssia and the Council of 101.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: In Season 2, Most of the action takes place on Earth and not in space, where Cain is at his best. He's still, well, Cain, but L-Elf manages to outgambit him ''once'' because Cain is not nearly as familiar with the Dorssian capitol as L-Elf is.
- The Dreaded: It should give you an idea of how horrifying Cain is when even L-Elf is afraid of facing him.
- Evil Sounds Deep: An interesting example since as opposed to a booming, bass voice, Cain has a deep, loamy voice courtesy of Daisuke Ono that makes him sound even more like a manipulator.
- Eyepatch of Power: And boy do we mean power! It falls off while he's dying, but we never get to what's under it because of his Blinding Bangs.
- Expy: His Light of Rune give off a Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann vibe, particularly fitting Lord Genome: He's huge, incredibly Badass, the Big Bad of the first season and his Magius powers are suspiciously similar to Spiral Energy.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His weird-ass left sleeve.
- Frickin' Laser Beams:The Light of Rune.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Engages in a round of this with L-Elf in Episode 12, except L-Elf also uses weapons. Cain wins. Big time.
- Go Out with a Smile: After saving Prue from dying with him, he passes on in peace.
- Grand Theft Me: "Cain" is actually a Magius possessing the original Cain's body.
- Grand Theft Prototype: Steals Valvrave Unit 2 from Module 77. Notable as L-Elf thought he's crazy by stealing the one unit that is thought to not work.
- Healing Factor: Presumably, seeing as he's a Magius.
- Hidden Depths: He's not just some random high-ranking military official. He's been a Magius for at least ten years, was Amadeus's right hand man in the revolution in Dorssia twenty years ago and is an instructor at the Karlstein Institute, meaning he personally trained all of the Graduates.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: Unit 02◊.
- Knight of Cerebus: When he starts joining in on the fun, shit goes bad really fast.
- Large and in Charge: The character sheets list him at 199cm but he looks far taller than that, towering at least 3 or 4 heads over Haruto, who is 173cm.
- Leap Day: His official birthday. Which is ironic because Cain is Older Than He Looks.
- Letting His Hair Down: His otherwise slicked hair falls down as he's dying, making him look suspiciously like a blonde L-Elf.◊
- Light is REALLY REALLY BAD:The Light of Rune.
- The Mole: The Council of 101 used him to as a spy to keep tabs on Fuhrer Amadeus, which meant they had known of his plan to confiscate the Valvraves the whole time.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His Valvrave has 6 arms.
- Name of Cain
- Not Himself: Cain briefly refers to himself as "That man" in Episode 17, which we later find out is because Cain's body is currently being jacked by one of the Magius.
- Older Than They Look: He's been active in the military for 20 years and a Colonel for 12 of those, is listed at 38 years, but doesn't look a day over 20. This is because he is a Magius. While he is dying his eyepatch falls off and his hair is let down, revealing that he looks almost like a blonde L-Elf despite his advanced age.
- Only Friend: Of Prue.
- Out-Gambitted: By L-Elf and the other Karlstein members in the end of the show: revealing the Magius to the world when he wanted badly to keep it a secret and didn't expect this move. Cain's ability to predict L-Elf took a nosedive when he became more emotional.
- Perpetual Smiler: He always has a smirk on his face.
- Pet the Dog: Besides the fact that he seems to have some affection for the Karlstein Graduates, he is also shown to be very caring of Prue.
- Him saving H-Neun and X-Eins from certain death 12 years ago definitely also fits the bill. It becomes more tragic when you factor in that that Cain is for all intends and purposes dead. When X-Eins later tries taking Cain with him with a point-blank Löwenglitzen, he gives him an A.
- In his final moments, he uses all his remaining power to transfer Prue to Unit 01 so that he can be reunited with his sister, even though Cain may have stood a chance of escaping.
- Power Crystal: He owns a crystal with an AI in it similar to the one in Haruto's Valvrave by the name of Prue. His Valvrave, Unit-2, uses crystals made of the Light of Rune as it's primary armament.
- Power Floats: Can fly using the Light of Rune since he is a Magius.
- Power Glows: The Light of Rune.
- Power Tattoo: He has a Magius mark on his neck.
- The Promise: He has promised Prue to reunite him with his sister Pino no matter what.
- Psychotic Smirk: Upon activating Valvrave 02.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He recognizes A-Drei's conflict over L-Elf's "betrayal" and tells him that he will be perfectly fine with overlooking any irregularities in their operation to capture Valvrave as long as the main objective is completed, basically giving them a free pass to capture L-Elf rather than kill him. Completely subverted when he is revealed to be a Magius.
- Spoiler Opening: Season 2's openings and ED's have spoiled his Valvrave's black makeover.
- The Stoic: Rarely emotes in any way other than a perpetual smile and impeccable manners, even to his enemies.
- Not So Stoic: During the Final Battle his mask starts chipping away revealing that he is deeply jaded by centuries of racism towards the Magius from humanity, as well as him becoming increasingly worried about Unit 01's capabilities.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: With his hair let down and his eyepatch off, he looks almost exactly like L-Elf with blonde hair. L-Elf was an orphan, which may◊ imply something about them.
- Super Prototype: Unit 02 turns out to be this, as not only does it carry the same kind of engine as Unit 01 (whereas Units 03-06 carry mirrored copies that are reliant on Haruto's), it was so powerful during testing that the Project VVV scientists decided to freeze it, seeing it as too big a risk. Naturally, it is enhanced even further through Prue's influence and ability to create Rune Crystals out of thin air and proceeds to lay a smackdown on Haruto's Unit 01 without any limbs, and later delivers a thrashing to X-Eins, A-Drei and Haruto at the same time.
- Villainous Friendship: He and Prue are eventually shown to be True Companions, and Prue becomes incredibly saddened by his demise.
- Villainous Valour: Saves Prue from dying with him by transferring him to Unit 01 just before 02 explodes.
- The Unfettered: Just as much, if not more so than L-Elf. Showcased perfectly when he impales Saki from behind with a sword with a completely straight face.
- Unusual Euphemism: Some of the terms he uses like how he claims the Valvrave has "reproduced" and The Light of Rune. This makes both H-Neun and Kriemhild become suspicious of him.
- Walking Spoiler
- You Monster!: He feels this way about the students of Module 77 because they want to out the Council of 101, who were actually trying to lead humanity towards peace from the shadows, justifying their kidnapping of people for their runes en masse as how humanity will pay them for leading them towards peace. Haruto doesn't buy it.
The second-in-command in the Dorssian fleet surrounding Module 77. She's actually a Royalist in favor of restoring the previous government. She is also rightly suspicious of Cain and his goals, and begins to help the Jiorans of Module 77 in season two. She was actually in contact with the previous Dorssian King. She survives the final battle and winds up becoming good friends with the surviving Karlstein graduates and students of Module 77.
- Anti-Villain: As of Episode 8 she is becoming suspicious of Cain. Later it is revealed she is an undercover Royalist and actively works with the heroes as of Episode 18 and forward.
- Beautiful All Along: Sure, she was already quite attractive in uniform, but off-duty? Darn◊.
- Call Back: Brings up and accepts H-Neun's request for them talking over a cup of tea in Episode 14.
- Cool Car: Her awesome blue sports car shown in Episode 14.
- Deadpan Snarker:
H-Neun: You're as beautiful as ever, Kriem-neesan.
X-Ein: She's your superior you know.
H-Neun: She's a woman and I am a man.
Kriemhild: No, I am an adult and you are a horny brat.
Q-vier proceeds to lose his shit.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Is seemingly warming up to H-Neun.
- Gainaxing: In the first episode.
- Meaningful Name: Kriemhild comes from the German word for mask and, more importantly, battle. Literally speaking, this would be "battle mask".
- The Mole: Is a agent of the Royalists amongst the Dorssian military and passes info along for Lieselotte.
- Nice Hat
- Oh, Crap: Watch her face whenever Haruto annihilates a large part of the Dorssian fleet. Mainly because unlike Cain, Kriemhild seems to honestly care for her men.
- And once again when she accidently leaks Lieselotte's position to L-Elf.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Cain's second-in-command and one of the sanest Dorssians.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. She's one of the better Dorssians.
- Shout-Out: She shares a first name with a very powerful witch.
- Statuesque Stunner: Towers above most of the people in the cast. Which makes sense because most of the cast are teenagers and she's 26.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Asking if there is a man named "Michael" with them to the Jiorians sets off a chain of events that leads to the plan they had almost going to hell in one fell swoop. By the way, "Michael" is L-Elf's real name, and the question causes him to deduct that Liselotte was around the area, causing him to run off to her rescue.
Fuhrer Amadeus K. Dorssia/Mirko
The current Fuhrer of Dorssia, who brought a revolution to the country twenty years ago, transforming it from a monarchy to a dictatorship by overthrowing the "King's Faction". He is dearly beloved by his people. After doing is very best to work against the Council of 101 in secret, his body is stolen by a Magius. What happened to his original personality is unknown.
The Magius who took over him tries to write off the Dorssian invasion of Jior as an effort to wipe out the "monsters" that were hiding in Module 77 by pinning the Magius's common practice of kidnapping people and siphoning their runes on them. This ultimately backfires when L-Elf reveals his Healing Factor
and crimes to the world in the same way he did to the students of Module 77. The ARUS security present there force him to reveal the truth about the Council of 101 to the world. While we do not see his death, it's heavily implied that he is executed along with most of the Council for their crimes.
- Anti-Villain: He's not really evil and his conquering of JIOR is suprisingly humane and only for the purpose of getting the Valvraves out of Magius hands.
- Blatant Lies: When he meets with Anderson post-Module 77 incident in Episode 22, he proposes that he wants to be "friends" read: middle men with the President.
- Bling of War: Amadeus has got it going on with his pimp-ass uniform.
- Eviler Than Thou: The Council of 101 transforms him into a Magius in Episode 13, drawing him to their side.
- Grand Theft Me: Like Cain, the Fuhrer is actually being possessed by one of the Magius.
- Guyliner: Just in case you needed more proof about how Camp Takehito Koyasu is.
- Hitler Cam: A lot. It may have something to do with the fact that he's really tall.
- I Have Many Names: Cain refers to him as "Mirko", which may have been his name before he took up the leadership of Dorssia.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes
- Irony: He has Saki impaled with a sword on international television to out the Kamitsuki, calling them monsters for their healing powers. A few episodes later, L-Elf slits his throat in front of the entire world to reveal his own immortality to the public.
- Large Ham: It's Takehito Koyasu, what did you honestly expect?
- Mysterious Middle Initial
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He launched the invasion of JIOR in order to keep the Valvraves away from the Magius, not knowing that the commander of the invasion force, Cain Dressel, was a Magius all along and by extension basically gave them an opportunity to acquire a Valvrave.
- Oh, Crap: When he finds out that the Council of 101 had tabs on what he was doing the whole time and then when one of the Magii is about to bite him.
- Again when L-Elf and his revolutionaries attack the international broadcast of their occupation of Module 77 and outs him as also having the healing powers of the "monsters" he invaded Jior to exterminate.
- Putting on the Reich: Besides the Guyliner and his weird head decorative, he totally looks the par for being a leader of a seemingly fascist nation.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: For the most part. He is trying to conquer JIOR, though as it turns out he has a good reason for it: Keeping the Valvraves as far away from the Council of 101 as possible, but he is also the highly approved-of leader of the Dorssian nation.
- Rousing Speech: He is a master of this.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: Although there doesn't seem to be anything supernatural about them
- Villainous Friendship: He and Cain are close friends, even from before they took over Dorssia.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Though how villainous is very much debatable. At least before he was body-jacked.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A princess and heir of the Dorssian Empire. Many years before the start of the story, she rescued L-Elf from a group of soldiers who were trying to kill him for an unknown reason by giving him "half of her life", or, in other words, cutting off half of her hair and giving it to him. Even now, it is obvious that L-Elf bears strong feelings for her, and it is hinted that she is part of the reason why he wants to bring revolution to Dorssia.
She is actually a Magius who attempted to reveal the existence of her species to mankind in the hopes of creating a society where they could coexist, but The Council of 101 stopped her.
A diplomat representing the ARUS. He comes to JIOR in order to assist with the relief effort, as JIOR and ARUS are allies. He later reveals his true colors when the only means of pulling off a large-scale evacuation are destroyed by L-Elf, making him choose to secretly escape with his soldiers, steal the Valvrave, and kidnap Haruto. Thankfully, Shoko and her friends ruin his plans.
Q-Vier unceremoniously kills him when destroying his ship in episode six.
Jeffrey Anderson (ARUS President)
voiced by: Taketora
An elderly man who was democratically elected to serve as the commander-in-chief of the ARUS. He is aware of the existence of the Magius and apparently meets with them regularly, but he is not a member of their council. His real name is never used in the show, and comes from the novelized version of the show.
- Cool Old Guy: From what we've seen. Until Episode 21 when he instigates The Purge of Module 77.
- I Lied: Creates a deal where the remaining students are allowed to trade away the Valvrave pilots in return for their guaranteed safety, only to open fire on them as soon as they capture Haruto.
- Jerkass: He personally instigates a massacre of the Sakamori Academy students after he finds out about the immortality of the Third-generation Magius. The worst part comes from the fact that he did this out of his own free will, as Episode 22 confirms that he is indeed not a Magius himself.
- Karma Houdini: As far as we know the punk gets of Scott Free for condemning a bunch of innocent students to death by hopping on "the Magius tricked me" bandwagon.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Does this to the Magius by the end of the series.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Is exclusively reffered to as "President". His real name, Jeffrey Anderson, is only revealed in the novelization of the anime, which came after the show itself.
- Our Presidents Are Different: At first he's somewhere between President Scheming and President Personable, a reasonably friendly chap who convenes with the Council of 101 together with Fuhrer Amadeus as representatives of mankind, but isn't really evil. Later in the show he turns into a President Evil and President Corrupt when he orders the massacre of Sakamori Academy as a part of the Council's plan.
- The Purge: He orders the brutal massacre of the Module 77 students after condemning them as dangerous extraterrestial lifeforms when Saki's immortality is demonstrated by a Dorssian broadcast, as part of the Magius' plan to remove them from the World Stage.
- Did it again against the Magius in the finale.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Subverted after the massacre of Module 77.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He's always seen in a very nice suit.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He has no need for the Magius anymore at the end of the series, and sells them out.
Valvrave AI Girl/Pino
A young woman who appears on the Valvrave's console when Haruto is asked if he's willing to give up being human, and serves as its guide program. She's shown to be at least semi-sentient and is only present in Valvrave Unit 01, Haruto's unit. She is actually not an AI, but a Magius who was sealed inside Valvrave in order to create a machine that could be powered by Runes, the information and memories stored within human cells.
A being very similar to the AI girl in Haruto's Valvrave whom Cain has kept hidden within a crystal for an unknown amount of time. It has an intense hate of humans, JIORians in particular. This is later revealed to be because the scientists of Jior managed to seal his little sister Pino within the Valvrave Unit 01.
Haruto's father, a genius scientist who works for a pharmaceutical company. In reality, he is a Mad Scientist
and the head of the VVV Project that gave birth to the Valvraves. He works in an underground laboratory in the Royalist part of the Dorssian capitol Dorssiana. He is obsessed with creating the next step in human evolution through the use of the Valvraves and third-generation Magii, referring to the latter as "Homo Sapiens Novus".
- A God Am I: Compares himself to God because he created what he thinks is the Ultimate Lifeform, the third-generation Magii.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows
- Disappeared Dad: Haruto hasn't seen him in three years due to a combination of how busy Soichi was, the Dorssian invasion of JIOR and Haruto living in a boarding school.
- Doting Parent: The first thing he does upon meeting Haruto again is to feel him all over, much to his embarrassment, as they are right in front of Inuzuka, Takumi and the other VVV Project scientists.
- Foreshadowing: Takumi briefly mentions him in the first episode. Turns out he's a central piece to solving the riddle of the Valvraves, seeing as he created them.
- For Science!: His justification for all of the atrocities he commits. He wants to create the perfect being, and is willing to go as far experimenting on human children to do so.
- Jerkass: To a mind-boggling degree.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't keep a picture of Haruto on his desk. He has a picture of Haruto's genetic code. He also thinks that he has the moral high ground when Haruto disapproves of his actions because he received military permissions and the consent of the parents of the to-be-experimented-on children.
- Mad Scientist: He's completely morally detached from reality, keeps a picture of Haruto...'s genetic code on his desk, created the Valvraves and messed with the genes of his own and other's children so they could pilot them. WOW. And he also thinks that this is perfectly moral because he received permission to do it. Bullseye in every category.
- Never My Fault: Does not at all realize just how many negative consequences has come from his project.
- Parental Abandonment: Neglected Haruto to work on the VVV Project.
- Perpetual Smiler: Even when describing how grotesque the VVV Project was, involving both human experimentation, gene-splicing of children still in the womb and so on, he retains an audacious, jovial grin.
- Porn Stache
- Social Darwinist: Claims that Haruto and the other Magius living off of humans is moral because they are now the new top link of the food chain.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Had no influence on the plot other than a brief mention in the first episode. Until it's revealed that he is the head scientist of the project that created the Valvraves and gene-spliced the children at Sakamori Academy.
- Ultimate Lifeform: Explicitly refers to the Magius as such, claiming that they are next step in human evolution, "Homo Sapien Novus".
- Walking Spoiler
The Magius Clan/The Council of 101
The Ancient Conspiracy
seemingly behind everything going on, with members including the President of ARUS, Fuhrer Amadeus and Cain. Later on it's revealed that they did not initiate the war; They actually have a hands-off policy for human-on-human conflict. They chose to get involved after discovering that the Valvraves are closely linked to their race, the Magius Clan, thanks to their main informant, Cain.
In reality, they were originally a group of a species of aliens without a physical body who crashed on Earth several hundred years ago. The Council of 101 is comprised of Magius who've chosen to take over the bodies of the most influential humans on Earth in order to hide the existence of Magius from humans and find reliable ways of gathering Runes, which are vital to their survival.
Their crimes are revealed to the world during the series finale. Humanity unites against them and they are systematically hunted down.
A young boy we see Saki and Satomi personally tutoring and watching over in the far future. He is the prince of the first Galactic Empire we see in the flash-fowards. To him, the events of the Valvrave anime are important historical fact. His appearance is startlingly similar to Haruto and L-Elf.
- Audience Surrogate: He gets a very personal, but still second-hand view of the hardships the Sakimori students faced, and also knows from the get-go that they win and are the righteous party in the war. The difference is that for us, we are an audience. To him, he's learning historical fact from people who were directly a part of it.
- Children Are Innocent
- Foregone Conclusion: Multiple aspects of his character confirms that the Sakimori students will ultimately be victorious and wind up on the right side of history.
- Identical Stranger: Imagine L-Elf's hair and face with Haruto's eyes and personality.
- Spoiled Sweet
- Walking Spoiler: It's difficult to describe anything aside from his appearance without spoiling the entire show.