The core group's resident Bad Ass, Torako is the fraternal twin sister of Tomo and a natural mech pilot and a skilled brawler. Though usually laconic and soft-spoken, she can also be very sarcastic at times, usually if she is under stress. She is extremely wealthy, after exploiting her unwanted fame from a sex tape that was accidentally broadcast across Japan and later released on DVD.
Happiness in Slavery: Torako is happiest when she's letting another person make the decisions for her and generally treat her like a piece of property. She herself admits that she's a little screwed up in the head.
Heartbroken Badass: Suffers from this twice, the first time in Season 2 when Asagi breaks up with her on a whim and the second time in Season 3 when she dumps her all over again. (She had just awoken from a coma with no memory of the last four months, and thought they were still together.)
It certainly didn't help when she learned that Asagi really did care about her and saw her as more than just a sexual plaything, but abandoned her in the middle of a city overrun by zombies anyway.
Instant Expert: One has to wonder how Torako was able to win so many fights despite having never even seen the inside of a Humongous Mecha before her first battle in one.
Unskilled, but Strong: Torako possesses a formidable natural talent for piloting mechs but no formal training or discipline whatsoever. This often puts her at a serious disadvantage when facing opponents who do have the necessary training and experience.
Tomo is loud, hyperactive, obnoxious, and a huge pervert, and it has often been speculated that the only reason some people even try to tolerate her is for the sake of Torako. Still she does care about her friends in her own twisted way, though she may not have the best ways of showing it.
A-Cup Angst: She is very self-conscious about her bust size, especially when compared to her more buxom friends.
Ace Pilot: Or at least she could be if she wasn't so reckless and impulsive...
Also known as Rude Titty-chan, Kagura became famous after a beachgoer's video of her saving Osaka from a shark and losing her bikini top in the process went viral and was later released on DVD. Since then she has become a children's role model, amassed considerable monetary wealth, and suffered tremendously before her death and resurrection.
Break the Cutie: In the second and third seasons Kagura was raped by an evil alternate-universe version of Chiyo-chan, had her shoulder dislocated by Yukari, was stabbed by Osaka, got thrown headfirst into the side of a building twice, was kidnapped, shot, kidnapped again, was raped by Nyamo (who to add insult to injury was pregnant with her half brother at the time), dumped by the girl she loved, and finally killed rescuing her friend from an evil porn company from Hell. Her situation has improved since her resurrection however.
Despair Event Horizon: Despite everything that happened to her Kagura was somehow able to keep bouncing back with a positive attitude, until she was raped by Nyamo and dumped by Sakaki. Whatever hope she had left was then shattered after her death, and then those shattered pieces were ground into dust and scattered to the wind when she was able to visit her friends as a ghost only to learn that Sakaki still loved her after all, but that she wouldn't be able to see her again for many, many years. Fortunately, she soon got better.
Embarrassing First Name: Kagura's parents wanted a foreign name for their daughter, to make their special little girl unique; unfortunately they didn't think to check the name's gender. Say hello to Steven Kagura, everyone!
Insane Forgiveness: She forgave Nyamo for raping her in Season 3, because since she was dead she didn't see the point in holding grudges anymore and because she didn't want Nyamo's depression to ruin the life of her unborn baby brother. After her resurrection however she found herself still feeling very awkward and a little nervous around her.
Running Gag: Her Ringtone changes every time someone calls.
Screw Destiny: After her death and resurrection Kagura espouses this view quite adamantly. While she is fully aware of the existence of an almighty presence watching over them, she refuses its authority and is determined not to let it direct her actions.
Staying with Friends: Since she's so wealthy, Kagura has no problems letting her friends live in her house rent-free.
Transparent Closet: Until she was outed in Season 2, it often seemed like the only people who didn't catch on that Kagura was gay were the ones she had crushes on.
The Poster Child for Ascension, Ryougi started life as a one-shot gag character to insult Tetsuo Matsuoka, and eventually became one of the main cast members. Terrible at piloting mechs, very proficient with a Knife.
Parental Abandonment: His father died when he was still young, and his mother (In what she admits was the biggest mistake of her life) left him behind to fight a war.
Ship Sinking: Two examples. First was his crush on Ran Kakizaki, which both characters' writers quickly realized had no chance of going anywhere. He was then paired up with Ai Tanagawa, followed by a long sequence of Will They or Won't They?. Then when they finally did his writer changed his mind again, and he is now being set up to get with Kokoro once his ship with Ai is sunk.
A hilariously rude, comically violent, super-powered alien from outer space (who looks perfectly human). He dresses like a Super-Villain, and at one point, probably was one. The only thing he enjoys more than blowing things up for no reason is cracking jokes at others' expense.
Captain Crash: If he's behind the wheel, you're going to crash. Period.
Drives Like Crazy: Mark is said to be the worst pilot in the cast, though some believe he's better than he claims, and that he actually just likes playing GTA with real objects.
Heel-Face Turn: Was intended to be a villain in Season 2, but due to obvious conflicts with the other authors, and the impracticality of the intended story arc, Mark's author decided to turn him into a comically insane "good guy."
Hollywood Healing: No matter how badly he seems to get hurt, or how many bones he breaks, he gets better by the very next day at the latest.
Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: Anytime he chooses 'not' to be a complete jackass, he seems so very disappointed that nobody noticed his incredible restraint.
Despite her aloof appearance Sakaki is shy and kind-hearted, with a major soft spot for cats. She is also very protective of her girlfriend Kagura, especially after witnessing everything she'd been through, and just about the only time Sakaki is capable of violence is when she is being hurt or threatened.
Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Thoroughly averted; while she's shown to be an absolutely brilliant inventor and engineer, she's so ignorant about biology and medicine that she suggested Pop Rocks and Coke as a remedy for a stab wound.
Precision F-Strike: When she attacked Chiyo-chan, not realizing that Chiyo had actually gotten her body back. Really more of a Precision S Strike, since she said "Bullshit!" but since it's Osaka cursing, it still counts.
The only member of the Male-Azu's that's still around. A former Child Prodigy who bore an uncanny resemblance to Chiyo, and hung out with a bunch of unlikeable jerks. Finally hit puberty during the Timeskip, so he doesn't look like a preteen girl anymore.
A teenage girl who was created in a lab and experimented on for several years before escaping. Met up with the main cast during Zombie Outbreak. Half-sister to Kagura, Tomo, and Torako. (It's complicated.)
Nyamo is a former high school PE teacher and swim coach. Though she loves Kagura's father, a part of her is certain that her feelings will never be reciprocated, for obvious reasons. Still, she is happy to bear his son and looks forward to living with them as a family.
Depraved Bisexual: She had been repressing her bisexuality for years, until she finally gave in to her urges...by raping Kagura.
Law of Inverse Fertility: Despite knowing it was a terrible idea, a very drunk Nyamo had sex with Kagura's equally drunk father, barely twenty-four hours afer the death of his wife and Kagura's mother. Guess what happened?
Kagura's father. Ryusuke absolutely adores his little girl, and will do anything to protect her and make her happy. He is also the father of Nyamo's baby, which puts him in a rather awkward position, considering she'd raped his daughter.
Open Minded Parent: Ryusuke had suspected his daughter was gay for a while before she came out, and though he was initially surprised to have it confirmed he immediately accepted and supported her.
Papa Wolf: Ryusuke is usually a pretty mild-mannered guy, but hurt, threaten, or show off naked pictures of his daughter and you're in for a world of hurt.
Parent with New Paramour: With his daughter's high school swim coach and first big crush. She did not take it very well at first. (One has to wonder how she'll take the news that they're getting married.)
The Pollyanna: Despite everything he finds out about his daughters.
The mother of Tomo and Torako Takino. She is something of a disciplinarian, intent on making sure her daughters avoid the delinquent lifestyle that she led at their age and sometimes going too far in her attempts to keep them on the right path. She has been especially hard on Torako in the past, which she is currently trying to make up for.
Ace Pilot: And a better one than Torako in some regards.
The Chains of Commanding: She was chosen to lead the mech team in the attack on the Big Bad's underground base in Season 3, and proceeded to beat herself up when a number of them didn't come back alive. Made even worse by the fact one of the casualties was her own stepdaughter. Or so she thought.
Former Teen Rebel: A major source of the drama between Tsuruko and Torako is the former's fear that the latter has been following in her footsteps as a juvenile delinquent.
Horrible Judge of Character: Tsuruko had completely fallen for Asagi's "innocent nice girl" act and thought that she would be a good influence on Torako. She has only recently begun to realize just how wrong she was.
Mama Bear: Lady Kimura learned the hard way that you do not fuck with Tsuruko Takino's children.
My Beloved Smother: Torako misinterprets Tsuruko's attempts to keep her on the straight-and-narrow as this.
While she was considered the "eccentric one" out of her friends in high school, compared to the rest of the cast Naomi is overwhelmingly normal. After running away from the American military base on which she worked she was nearly captured by a gang and almost murdered by a group of Sociopathic Soldiers, only to be saved at the last minute by Tachikoma 06.
A Girl And Her Robot: Unfortunately the only lesson she's learning out of the whole experience is how to deal with stubborn jerkasses.
Hero-Worshipper: She has a touch of this towards Sgt. Greene, even going so far as to consider joining the military in order to be more like her. (Though her stated reasons of helping to pay for college and learning practical skills are contributors as well.)
I Just Want to Be Badass: As part of her hero worship of Sergeant Greene. On multiple occasions she has been reminded that she isn't. At all.
In-Series Nickname: Shimauu, though it seems to be falling out of use now that most of the people who called her that are dead or elsewhere.
The Ingenue: Easily one of the most innocent members of the cast. Even Chiyo has shown signs of being dirtier-minded than her.
Limited Wardrobe: She wears a lot of Army shirts. Slightly justified because she lost everything but the clothes on her back over the course of the Zombie Apocalypse and Season 3, and her being a bit of an Army fangirl due to them saving her life and giving her food and shelter for four months, and her admiration of Roberta.
Ordinary High-School Student: Naomi is easily the most normal teenager in the cast, being the only one who isn't insane, dumb as a bag of nails, a gigantic pervert, or dating an alien. She is also the least able to deal with all the weirdness and violence the group encounters on a daily basis.
Staying with Friends: Sergeant Greene arranges for her to stay with her family in Iowa at the end of Season 3.
Too Dumb to Live: She ran away from the safety of a military base to wander aimlessly through a ruined city populated mainly by gangsters, thieves, murderers, and rapists. Alone. In the middle of the night. To find someone who, for all she knew, would just tell her to get lost. Great thinking kid, that couldn't possibly go wrong!
What Could Have Been: Naomi was originally planned to have developed a violent split personality that took over whenever she felt threatened, as a result of mental trauma sustained during the Zombie Apocalypse. Her writer then realized he liked playing her as just a normal (if a bit excitable and dense) teenager more and dropped the idea.
The Middle Daughter of the Ayase family. As annoying as she is friendly.
Big Eater: Thanks to her recent exposure to American Cuisine.
A Sergeant in the United States Army, Roberta first joined the cast when she was assigned to keep an eye on Yotsuba and make sure the Japanese government didn't get their hands on her. Since then she has had several close calls, one near-death experience, prevented a war crime, survived a small-scale nuclear war, and became romantically involved with Yotsuba's father.
Boring, but Practical: What we've seen of her mech piloting style seems to fall under this, as most of her time in the cockpit is spent simply sneaking around, coordinating troops, and jamming enemy transmissions, and what combat she has been involved in mainly just involved a lot of shooting.
Cunning Linguist: Roberta apparently enjoys learning new languages as a hobby, and aside from English she is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin, has a decent grasp of Swahili, and has apparently begun teaching herself Cantonese as well. So far she's used these skills mainly just to mess with Ena.
Dirty Business: She has made it clear that she is not comfortable with killing as part of her job, and is quick to impress upon Shimauu and Kokoro that the ability to take a human life is nothing to be proud of.
Knight in Sour Armor: Though her experiences in the Army have left her a bit disillusioned and with a lot of unpleasant memories, she still maintains a strong sense of justice and a slightly idealistic outlook on the world. This can sometimes put her at odds with the more cynical characters.
Noble Profession: She thought she would be signing up for one of these when she joined the Army. Now she's not so sure.
After getting out of the Army, she apparently becomes a high school teacher. Subverted by the fact that she finds most teenagers annoying and only got her teaching degree because it required the least amount of effort.
The Eeyore: She constantly worries about being this, since she is so uncomfortable in many social situations and she fears that everyone will pick up on her anxiety and be made to feel bad themselves. Which just makes her even more miserable, which brings the people around her down even further...
Extreme Doormat: Amber tends towards this, out of a desire to avoid conflict and get people to stop bothering her and leave her alone.
Friendless Background: She has exactly one person she actually considers a friend. Maybe two, depending on how she feels about Shimauu at the time.
Gayngst: Due to being tormented and made fun of for most of her life for other reasons, she fears that everyone will reject her for being gay too.
Heroic Self-Deprecation: She really doesn't seem to think too highly of herself, due to years of constantly being picked on by almost everyone, including her two older siblings.
Hot Scientist: Well, Hot Scientist-in-Training, according to the other castmembers in Shenanigoats.
I Got Bigger: Roberta was not happy when Amber grew too big for her to easily push around.
Former member of the Yotsuba Gang and friend of Sergeant Greene, Ai is a loud, vulgar, rude, and generally unpleasant young woman. Quick to anger and prone to violence, she is not someone you would want to be around, no matter how physically attractive she may be.
Kick the Dog: Her treatment of Rei near the end of Season 3. Let's just say Ai was very lucky that Elesia was more concerned with keeping Rei from taking a 500-foot swan dive than with teaching her some manners.
Will They or Won't They?: With Ryougi, for the longest time. They finally did, at which point Ryougi's author decided to pair him with Kokoro instead.
A former assassin who recently worked for the Tokyo branch of the Church of Violence, and an old friend of Shinji Ryougi. She currently lives in Hawaii, teaching karate and trying to settle into a more or less quiet, still kinda sorta illegal life.
What Could Have Been: Elesia was originally intended as a Villain, who would have stolen as much information from Crazy Julio and the Dai Kagurren as possible. She would have then danced over the Moral Event Horizon by using mind control on Ryougi to force him to fight someone he cared about while she escaped. However, various story elements came up, and Elesia's author decided against this.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Ellen honestly thought she'd be doing some good by leaving her family. But not only did she end up trapped in the country for far longer than she'd expected, the expertise and contacts she brought in ends up restarting the war.
Cute Mute: Especially now that the one person she did talk to is dead.
A Date with Rosie Palms: She recently discovered masturbation and experienced her first orgasm while shut up in a closet.
Despair Event Horizon: Poor Rei sailed right on over with the death of her sister Ran. Having lost the one person she had left and feeling alone and helpless surrounded by people who tolerated her at best and hated her at worst, she immediately tried to commit suicide and when stopped by Elesia went into an Angst Coma. She has since begun to recover, at least somewhat.
Does Not Like Men: While she does not actively dislike them, Rei tends to be rather skittish around men (and soldiers in general) after a bad experience in a refugee camp.
Living Emotional Crutch: Rei was this for her sister, and vice versa. She also seems to have become something of a crutch for Sasuke in Season 3.5, as he admits that she reminds him that there is still goodness in the world and that just seeing her every morning is enough to brighten his day.
Morality Chain: To Elesia and Sasuke in Season 3.5, giving them both something to live for and a reason to settle down and leave their bloody pasts behind.
Older than They Look: From the neck down Rei's body is actually very well developed and clearly that of a young woman, but since she keeps it hidden under a blanket and most people only see her youthful-looking face it's easy to assume that she's younger than she really is. Being short doesn't help, either.
Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Rei suffers from this to a degree, in that she has suppressed many of her memories of the zombie apocalypse and can become extremely unpredictable and violent if something happens to make her remember.
The older sister of Rei Kakizaki. Like her sister Ran had been deeply traumatized by the loss of her family and the events of the Zombie Apocalypse, though she was still mostly capable of functioning and dealing with other people. Killed when she and Rei took a tumble down a flight of stairs while running away from a battle.
Defiled Forever: Averted. Though she was certainly upset that Daisuke had taken her virginity, she also knew that she had been through far, far worse and was sure she would be able to get over it. Well, if she hadn't died soon after.
Driven to Suicide: She never actually worked up the nerve to go through with it though. (Mainly because her suicidal thoughts usually involved taking Rei with her as well. That did a pretty good job of scaring her off the idea.)
Promotion to Parent: She was forced into a caretaker role for Rei when their mother was infected with a zombie virus, killed and ate their father, and tried to do the same to her before Rei intervened with a baseball bat. No wonder the kid's screwed up.
Revenge by Proxy: He was angry at Ryougi for making him look like a cowardly idiot, so he took the virginity of Ran, who he knew he had a crush on.
Too Dumb to Live: From waving around naked pictures of Kagura while sitting within sight of her father to plotting to try to sex up a girl known for her violent freak-outs, Daisuke's judgment was not always the best in the world.
A hippie who enjoys photography. Former Yotsuba Gang Member.
Anime Hair: You could open a tin can with those bangs.
Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite living in a world where there was a highly-publicized Zombie Apocalypse, giant mechs, and having a job as an alien chaser, he steadfastly refuses to believe in aliens, even when they are destroying a city block in front of his face.
Long-Lost Relative: He and Kasumi had apparently been out of touch for so long that she hadn't been aware that he lived in Hawaii.
Too Dumb to Live: If his behavior in the Shenanigoats thread is any indication, his two main pairing choices are Ai and Li Wei.
The Yotsuba Gang's second in command. Yamane handled many of the gang's day to day affairs that would never have occurred to a five-year-old, and there were some members, such as Ai Tanagawa, who considered him the gang's true leader. Despite being part of the most powerful gang in Japan he is very kind-hearted, and especially has a soft spot for kids.
Friend to All Children: The whole reason he ended caught up in the whole mech gang business in the first place was because he'd stopped to help Yotsuba find her father and then stuck with her to keep her safe.
The gang's frighteningly competent fourth in command. Chie was in actuality a government agent sent to infiltrate the group and bring them down from within, but found herself reluctant to carry out her mission and finally executed a Heel-Face Turn when her employers decided she'd become too much of a liability and decided to kill her.
Running Gag: People not noticing she's in the room, forgetting who she is, and generally acting as though she doesn't exist.
Yandere: For a time in Season 3. She is currently getting psychiatric therapy to combat this.
Chihiro's little sister, and Ena's best friend.
Ambiguously Gay: Maybe. Though nothing definitive has been said on the matter she has displayed some very Les Yay behavior towards Ena and Kagura in the past, and it was heavily implied by her previous writer that she would grow up to be at least bisexual. Now that she has changed hands that behavior seems to have been toned down somewhat, however.
Long-Lost Relative: To Osaka, though only technically long-lost because she showed up so late in the game.
Weakness Turns Her On: A big reason for her attraction to Amber is her shyness, which she finds adorable.
Ryusuke's wife and Kagura's mother, as well as the biological mother of Kokoro. She was killed in the Zombie Apocalypse, and has since become an angel tasked with helping the souls of the dead adjust to the afterlife.
Casual Kink: She met her husband at an orgy in college, and apparently likes to engage in group sex up in Heaven. After visiting her husband and daughter as a ghost in Season 3, Motoko seriously Squicks out Kagura by gleefully informing her that they have all-girl orgies, too.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Motoko supports her husband and Nyamo and sincerely hopes that they'll be able to put whatever it is that's holding them apart behind them and be happy together, because she doesn't want him to spend the rest of his life mourning her and feeling sad.
It's probably for the best that she doesn't know that things were so awkward between them because Nyamo had raped Kagura.
Close friend of Sakakuro. Underaged little love slave to Yukari. Got sent to Hell when Yomi blessed the ship. Recently came back after hitching a ride when The Boss tried to bind himself to a new body, which Kyoto seems to have taken over.
Freudian Excuse: One of the reasons he was so unpopular was his tendency to blame virtually all of his problems on his over-the-top abusive mother, and use his awful childhood to justify all the crap he'd pull.
Nevermind that one member of the cast was raised to be a killing machine, and one spent six years as a lab rat, subjected to unspeakable tortures and psychological training, and both still end up more likable than him.
Character Development: One reason Moto was so hated by the other writers was his writer's tendency to sidestep many opportunities to develop him into someone more interesting, and instead chose avenues that just made him less interesting and more unlikeable.
Hatedom: Some of the writers really don't like him.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: Throughout his time with the cast Moto discovered that he had the ability to heal plants with a touch, cure himself of herpes, and somehow witness events in the past that he would have been far too young to remember.
Retcon: The fact that he had been introduced as the son of Tomo and Torako's father by a different mother did not go over well with the people playing the rest of the Takino family, as they had not been informed or consulted beforehand. After the person writing him left and he was killed off, it was decided to retcon out any actual blood relation he had to the family.
STD Immunity: After having sex with Matsuda and catching her herpes, he discovered he could cure himself by simply willing it out of his body. Later retconned into simply being one of his delusions.
Yomi's mother. After the collapse of Japan she was abducted by the CIA and taken to the Undisclosed Location, where they spent eight months trying to install Windows in her brain.
Arbitrary Skepticism: Believes in the existence of God and other such supernatural entities as demons and ghosts and has witnessed a Zombie Apocalypse firsthand, but still demands proof when told of the existence of extraterrestrial life.
Another former member of the Yotsuba Gang. Along with Kasumi he currently lives in his brother's apartment while working as a pizza delivery boy. He also supplements his income by selling weed on the side, apparently including Kagura among his regular buyers.
Fuuka's little sister, and an adorable raging bigot. Hates everyone that isn't a heterosexual Japanese with a fiery passion. Currently trapped in that endless nightmare that she calls "Living in America."
Bilingual Backfire: Played with when she tells Roberta "Fuck your mother" in Chinese. She had no idea what she was actually saying other than that it made Chinese people angry, and when it became clear that Roberta, Koiwai, and Ryougi all knew exactly what she'd just said she (unsuccessfully) demanded a translation.
Shut Up, Spy!: Ena reveals to the BLU Spy that she knows how to save everyone from BLU Team's nuke. As he opens his mouth to taunt her, to tell her she has no time left, and say that she's solely to blame for all his success, she shoots him dead and gets to work.
Unknown Rival: Ena hates Roberta. The latter remains utterly oblivious to this.
What Could Have Been: Her author had originally planned a storyline where, due to a combination of circumstantial evidence and the Dead Ringer, Ena would have been made to appear to have murdered Miura. However, conflicts with the other authors nixed this.
An adorable, kind-hearted little Squid Girl with evil ambitions to enslave humanity. She's taken a liking to former invader Mark Westion.
Squid out of Water - She spent most of her life living under the sea. As such, she doesn't understand human culture all that well (although she sometimes displays oddly specific knowledge).
Modern Major General - She's exceptional at everything she attempts except carrying out invasions. After viewing a few math problems, she learned how to solve high-school math in the blink of an eye, and high-level math as fast as she can write; she can learn languages just by hearing a few spoken sentences; she's a godlike drummer just out of nowhere. Still can't conquer a small cafe out on the beach to save her life.
A southern gunrunner and Captain of the Slithery Dee. A habitual liar, he claims to have served in the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the French Foreign Legion, six or so Black-Ops Teams, and the Salvation Army.
Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: If he is to be believed, Adolf Hitler had a son and/or a clone, Idi Amin had an "even more evil brother" named Jeffrey... and Dillon helped assassinate them all.
A former gunrunner who sold Torako her Humongous Mecha and had his brain transplanted into an Airborne Aircraft Carrier he stole on a whim. (He has since come to realize the drawbacks to this.) Has seven ex-wives and eleven children.
Greek Chorus: One of her main gimmicks is to negatively comment on the decisions her writer makes and generally complain about the way he treats his characters.
Only Sane Man: Of the three Kakizaki sisters, Misato was apparently the only one who wasn't cripplingly shy, socially awkward, and unintentionally creepy.
Posthumous Character: She only ever shows up in the discussion threads and in Shenanigoats, since she was killed in the canon timeline long before either of her sisters were ever introduced.
Troll: In her very first appearance, tricked Koiwai into thinking she was a daughter from the future that he had conceived with Ran before abandoning her.
A talent agent currently working for Kagura and, most recently, Tardboy. She was also Torako's agent for a while.
But Not Too Foreign: All There in the Manual. Her mother was a Japanese woman from Okinawa, and her father was a US Marine stationed there. Her ability to speak Japanese is justified by the fact that she was born in Okinawa and lived there until she was thirteen.
Et Tu, Brute?: A minor example; she feels a twinge of guilt over helping Tardboy to get his own reality show, since she knew Torako would inevitably be dragged into it despite wanting nothing more to do with the limelight. Torako and Yomi even call her a traitor when they find out.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Debatable; he acts like a massive prick and fully admits to helping Shimauu and Fuuka just so he can keep messing with them, but he is also letting his brother and his friend live in his apartment...
Yakuza: He wasn't involved himself (as far as we know), but his father was, according to him.
Aoi Hasegawa, Yoko Tsumura, and Murasaki Ogura
Three members of the Yotsuba Gang who took up positions as the Dai Kagurren's bridge crew after the cast commandeered it.
Bridge Bunnies: It even became their official gang titles after moving onto the Dai Kagurren.
I'm a Humanitarian: Her people's dominant religion has no concept of an afterlife, so in order to save their loved ones' souls from The Nothing After Death they ritualistically consume their flesh so they can live on inside them.
The Napoleon: Not so much due to her height as much as her people's natural tendency to be belligerent.
Functional Addict: In the past at least, as she's mentioned several times that she used to do a lot of cocaine and it obviously hasn't wrecked her life beyond repair (preexisting depression and suicidal thoughts notwithstanding).
Malicious Slander: Plays it for laughs- her goal in life is to spread outlandish rumors about celebrities, to see how long it takes to get sued. These claims include: that the Pope ding-dong-ditched her for a month straight, that Tom Brokaw stole her car's hood ornament and sold it back to her on ebay, and that Katie Couric date-raped her.
An Altarian agent, given free rein to do as he sees fit in the galaxy for the benefit of Altaria and the detriment of any "evil" he can find. Joined Ip-Sing's crew after hearing about her run-in with the Veluszhi.
Bi the Way: Though being in the military has made him more used to men, Altarians make no distinction for gender, species or anything else.
Expy: Altarians in YiF share a name, traits and some history with the faction from GalCiv, but much license is taken with their culture. Mainly for laughs.
Knight Templar: His species used to be like this, with dire consequences.
Mister Abe Kimura's wife. Previously thought to be sweet and innocent, she was recently revealed to be even more dangerous and depraved than her husband. (Possibly due to a complete mental breakdown brought on by the Zombie Apocalypse and subsequent collapse of Japanese civilization.) Killed by Tsuruko Takino.
The Big Bad of the third season, The Boss was in charge of the porn company that made Tardboy, Torako, and Kagura famous. Obsessed with and deriving his power from money, he planned to force Tardboy and Kagura to make...films together in order to sell even more DVDs, though after they proved to be big enough thorns in his side he settled for simply killing them. He was eventually defeated by Yomi, and ended up banished from Earth.
Zombified version of Kagura. After Kagura came back from the dead (complete with a new body), her old corpse, now lacking a soul, rose from the grave. Had a single battle with the protagonists, was soon killed, and was never mentioned again.
Mind Screw: Caused this for Kagura and Tomo, when they pondered the implications of Kagura's old body returning to life after she had returned from the afterlife in a new one, and which one was in fact the "real" Kagura.
A middle-ranking demon from Hell. Formerly laid claim to Rei's soul, until Sasuke was able to gain her freedom by getting him thirteen more in a trade. Currently bound to obey Eri Mizuhara.
The Dreaded: He's apparently spent much of his time in Season 3 chewing through the American forces in Japan, to the point where their AS pilots are under orders to avoid engaging him as much as possible. Second Lieutenant Henderson is scared shitless when she encounters him.
What Could Have Been: Originally would have been forced to walk with a pair of walking poles, but image availibility issues forced this idea to be scrapped.
Nai'tyrrus / "Ghostmaster"
Ambassador of the Veluszhi Imperial Military, and definitely the least monstrous of the three. He is a quiet, respectful man who seems rather detached from his duties. Has the ability to raise and speak to the dead.
Herald and Ambassador of the Cluster, a group of aliens intent on wiping out all other life in the universe. Cold and hostile, she holds all life outside of the Cluster in roughly the same regard as pond scum, and makes little effort to hide this.
Voice of the Legion: An example similar to Igal's: she speaks in blue text, switching to green whenever the Cluster is mentioned.
These characters don't exist in the actual story arcs, they come exclusively from the non-canon Shenanigoats threads. They're fun characters with no real point except to act out potential probable futures.
The son of Ryusuke Kagura and Minamo Kurosawa, and the oldest of the so-called "Future kids." Also the only one to appear in canon so far (albeit as a baby).