Characters: Zoids

A list of characters (and their Humongous Mecha) from the Toy and Anime series Zoids.

Currently under construction. For the time being, the format is "Japanese name (dub name)".

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    Debuted in Zoids (Zoids: Chaotic Century): 

Ban Freiheit (Van Flyheight)

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Matthew Erickson (English)

A young boy from the Wind Colony village on the outskirts of the Helic Republic. Son of a respected Helic army officer who died in an incident some time before the series proper began. He begins the series wandering around the ruins near his home, and after awakening a sleeping Organoid which he names "Sieg" (After his father's prized Command Wolf Zoid) and a Mysterious Waif who identifies herself as "Fiine", heads off on a journey to find "Zoid Eve" and restore Fiine's lost memories. Eventually, they get wrapped up in the fighting between the republic and the Guylos Empire. After helping settle the Empire's internal strife by way of dispatching Evil Chancellor Gunther Prozen, Ban is offered a spot in the Republican army and parts ways with Fiine, spending a year in training and significantly increasing his piloting skill.

Reuniting with Fiine some time later, they get inducted into the joint Republican/Imperial "Guardian Force" and are charged with putting down insurgencies of terrorists who disapprove of the peace between the two nations, not knowing that these people are being manipulated from the shadows by a mysterious man named Hilz, whose true motives appear to simply be to cause as much chaos and widespread destruction as possible. Joining up with old and new allies, Ban eventually becomes a key player in stopping Hilz's machinations and Saving the World from the Death Saurer, a Forgotten Superweapon of immense power.

Ban initially pilots the Shield Liger, an all-around Zoid specializing in the use of Deflector Shields, but towards the end of the first series, it is heavily damaged in combat against Raven's Geno Saurer and subsequently repaired/evolved by Fiine and Sieg, transforming it into the Blade Liger, which he uses for the rest of the series.

Associated Tropes:

Sieg (Zeke)

An Organoid (A type of smaller Zoid that can fuse with and repair and power-up the regular sort), Sieg was discovered by Ban sleeping in a stasis pod in some ruins. When Ban accidentally awakens him, the two immediately bond and Ban names him after the Command Wolf his father used. When they're attacked by the bandits who forced Ban to take refuge in the ruins in the first place, Sieg displays his abilities by taking Ban into his body, flying towards a derelict Shield Liger, entering it, and then resurrecting it. After dispatching the bandits, Sieg takes Ban back to the ruins, showing him that another stasis pod is there and prompting the awakening of the Mysterious Waif Fiine.

Following this, Sieg serves a role as Ban and Fiine's Robot Buddy and trademark MacGuffin, sought after by numerous baddies and helping out Ban in battle by fusing with/repairing his Shield Liger, eventually working together with Fiine to evolve it into a Blade Liger following its destruction. Sieg remains by Ban's side throughout the entirety of the series.

Although Sieg is initially the only reason Ban ever seems to defeat anybody, after the latter Took a Level in Badass, Sieg is usually held in reserve for whenever he's needed, acting as a walking Eleventh Hour Super Power.

Associated Tropes:

  • Amplifier Artifact: Is designed to immediately enhance the capabilities of any Zoid he fuses with, even causing them to undergo and "evolution" of sorts.
  • Combining Mecha: Anything he combines with gets a significant boost in power and is generally repaired to near-perfect condition.
  • MacGuffin Robot
  • People Jars: His introduction.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted; Zeke's eyes are normally this color, and he is the friendliest and most tame of the Organoids. It's when his eyes turn green (due to being driven temporarily feral by the Rare Hertz scrambling his circuits) that you need to watch out.
  • Robot Buddy

Fiine (Fiona)

Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto (Japanese), Carol Anne Day (English)

A young girl found in the same ruins as Sieg, with whom she shares some sort of connection. Her past is unknown even to herself, and she lacks basic knowledge about the world and the people in it. The only thing she seems to remember is a "Zoid Eve", which she and Van set out to find together. Kind-hearted, naive, and almost annoyingly cheery, she accompanies Van for most of his journey in a non-combat role, serving as a peacemaker of sorts when Van's temper gets them both into trouble. Alongside Van, she gets embroiled in the conflict between the Helic Republic and the Guylos Empire, playing an instrumental role in resolving the Empire's succession crisis, defeating Gunter Prozen and his unstoppable Death Saurer.

In Guardian Force, she becomes Dr. D's research assistant, meeting up with Van again after two years. She joins the Guardian Force alongside Van, and her mysterious past becomes the key to the reawakening hostilities between the two nations currently at peace.

Irvine

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Mark Gatha (English)

A roguish mercenary roaming the planet. He starts off as an enemy, trying to steal Sieg and sell him on the black market for a hefty price. After being defeated the first time, a few chance encounters cause his respect for Van to grow, and the two eventually join forces.

Moonbay

Raven

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga

A prodigious young man serving as the Empire's trump card. Raven is a deeply troubled boy who hates Zoids despite being one of the best pilots around. He initially acts as a freelancer, destroying Zoids and their pilots at will, until it is revealed that he is working for Gunther Prozen, the tyrannical regent of the Empire. He serves as a rival and foil for Van, being roughly the same age and possessing an organoid of his own. Raven starts off as Van's superior in skill several times over. As time goes on, and with much help from Sieg, Van eventually manages to hold his own against the young prodigy, defeating him twice. The two are initially drawn into conflict due to being on opposite sides of the Republican/Imperial war, but Raven eventually becomes obsessed with defeating Van after suffering a near-death experience at his hands.

In Guardian Force, Raven re-appears to antagonize the Guardian Force and finally settle his vendetta with Van. With the war between the Republic and the Empire ended and Prozen out of the picture, Raven now fights only for himself and his own satisfaction. In the meantime, he forms a friendship with the mysterious Blue Devil Reese and is manipulated by the maniacal Hiltz into causing as much destruction as possible.

Raven initially pilots a Saber Tiger enhanced by his organoid, Shadow. When Van eventually destroys it, Raven upgrades to the vastly superior and experimental Geno Saurer, which is then evolved by Shadow into the incredible Geno Breaker.
  • Defrosting Ice King: This happens late in the Time Skip Guardian Force when Shadow is killed, as in spite of his hate for Zoids he sincerely moured over Shadow's death shown further of this when it seems that Hiltz killed him and Reese, which they survived, what happened offscreen is Reese apparently caught a fever and he went out of his way to take care of her and in general when shown that scene he was being generally rather gentle and compassionate with her when watching over her which is new as before it was shown he didnt like Reese one bit. All of this and getting a revived Shadow back after he tamed him again when he was feral again, which instead of aggressively fighting back, he petted him instead. eventually lead to his Heel-Face Turn
  • Facial Markings
  • Jerkass Woobie: Went through some terrible trauma in his childhood, but that doesn't excuse his nasty behavior later.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents were obsessed with studying Zoids, much to Raven's resentment, and this proves to be their undoing when they are ripped apart by an Organoid (Ambient).
  • The Rival

Shadow

An organoid owned by Raven. A solid jet black in contrast to Sieg's white, he serves as a rival of sorts for Sieg as well as a foil. Where Sieg is willful and disobedient, Shadow is unswervingly loyal to Raven; where Sieg is free spirited and whimsical, Shadow is almost robotically efficient. Despite being an excellent partner, Shadow suffers from Raven's abuse due to the boy's pathological hatred of Zoids. Regardless, Shadow stays by his side no matter what, and is fiercely protective of his young master.

Karl Lichen Schwarz (Karl L. Schubaltz)

Rob Herman

Doctor D.

Rudolf Gerhardt Zepplin III

Nominally the Emperor of Guylos, Rudolf is merely a child who ascended the throne prematurely due to the death of both of his parents and his grandfather.

Krueger

O'Connell

Camford

Homaleff

Desert Alcavaledo Gang

Rosso / Red Mask (Baron Arabalone)

Viola / Violet Mask (Storm Sworder)

Bull

Welda

Jarro

Nero

Bianco

Stinger

Marcus

Hardin

Gunter Prozen (Gunther Proitzen)

     Debuted in Zoids: Guardian Force 

Thomas Richard Schwarz (Thomas R. Schubaltz)

Hilz (Hiltz)

Ambient

Riize (Reese)

Specular

Dark Kaiser

    Debuted in Zoids: New Century 

Bit Cloud

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Richard Ian Cox (English)

Rinon Toros (Leena Toros)

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese), Kelly Sheridan (English)

Ballad Hunter (Brad Hunter)

Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese), Samuel Vincent (English)

Jimmi Hemeros (Jamie Hemeros) / Wild Eagle

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese), Bill Switzer (English)

Steve Toros

Voiced by: Daiki Nakamura (Japanese), Ron Halder (English)

Leon Toros

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (Japanese), Ted Cole (English)

Naomi Fluegal

Voiced by: Rio Natsuki (Japanese), Saffron Henderson (English)

Tigers Team (Zaber Fangs Team)

Harry Champ

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese), Brad Swaile (English)

Benjamin & Sebastian

Jack Cisco

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Brian Drummond (English)

  • Bad Ass
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Pet the Dog: He loses a battle when he's working for Harry Champ, he expects no payment and promises to help him out again for free.

Tasker Sisters

Voiced by: Kelly Sheridan (English)

Oscar Hemeros

Voiced by: Yukimasa Kishino (Japanese), Brian Drummond (English)

Mary Champ

Voiced by: Lisa Ann Beley (English)

Judgeman (The Judge)

Palta

Voiced by: Scott McNeil (English)

Alteil

Voiced by: Don Brown (English)

Stigma Stoller

Dr. Leion (Dr. Laon)

Voiced by: Michael Dobson (English)

Fuuma Team

Pierce

Voiced by: Alaina Burnett (English)

Sarah

Voiced by: Ellen Kennedy (English)

Vega Obscura

Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (Japanese), Alex Doduk (English)

     Debuted in Zoids: Fuzors 
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RD

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima

Sweet

Voiced by: Chie Nakamura

Maskman (Helmut Titan)

Voiced by: Joji Nakata

Sigma

Amy

Matt

Voiced by: Ayumi Tsunematsu

Dan

Voiced by: Koichi Tochika

Hop

Blade (Blake)

Sandra

Burton

Voiced by: Ryuzou Ishino

Luke

Gummie

Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada

Ciao

Voiced by: Ayumi Tsunematsu

Dee

Haldo

Alpha Richter

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki

Rebecca

Voiced by: Kae Araki

     Debuted in Zoids: Genesis 

Ruuji Familion

Voiced by: Hiromi Hirata

Ra Kan

Re Mie

Voiced by: Kimiko Koyama

Kotona Elegance

Voiced by: Shizuka Ito

Thunder Garaga

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake

Ron Mangan

Voiced by: Kissho Taniyama

Seijuurou

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda

Danbul

The Invincible Gang

Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (A Kan)

Zairin

Jiin

Felme

Georg

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii

Souta / Gin

     Debuted in Zoids: Silver Beast-Machine God Liger Zero 

Allstar (Alster in Legacy)

Allstar encounters the game's eponymous Liger Zero as it's fighting for its life against some Empire soldiers. He attempts to pilot it, as the Zoid has taken a liking to him. and ends up falling into a lost underground world with one of the soldiers. Shortly afterward, he meets Party, the village elder's granddaughter. Party identifies his Zero as the silver beast machine god, the only mecha that can defeat the resident Berserk Fury (a mecha dinosaur that...acts as its name suggests). They go on various quests through various ruins to find the Zero's three armors and do just that. Despite getting dubbed the underground world's savior along with his Liger buddy, Allstar stays surprisingly humble for a Zoids protagonist — he just did what he thought was right because he didn't want to let his newfound friends down.

Party (Palty in Legacy)

Very energetic, Party has a habit of speaking in the third person, ending sentences with hearts, and calling things she likes "cool" and "awesome". These things are usually Allstar, the Zero, and large explosions. Initially following Allstar because she thinks his Liger is cool, Party very quickly becomes his friend, enjoying all their adventures and wanting to follow him back to the surface (and, yanno, she likes him - in fact, she says so. Twice, after kinda glomp-kissing him several times earlier). Surprisingly, she's often the more sensible of the two, though that's not saying very much.

Solid

Solid and his Super Geno Saurer (basically a regular Geno Saurer with lots of [[BFG Buster Cannons]] on) serves as Allstar's rival-slash-reluctant-ally for a lot of the game, as Solid wants to take the Liger Zero back to the Empire but can't get to the surface alone. Of course, they end up having to team up proper to find the Liger's armors and defeat the Fury. While Solid and Allstar never stop bickering (mostly because Solid's a bit of an overserious jerk and Allstar likes winding him up, but occasionally because he's stuck playing the straightman to Party and Allstar's weirder moments), they seem to be more friendly about it by game's end, and Solid returns to the Empire promising they'll be enemies "next time" they meet. Sure.

     Debuted in Zoids Saga 

Athle Arcadia

Regina Cuori

Ace

Jack

Blood Keel

Fran Vogel (Flam Vogel)

Ops

Gale

The Emperor

     debuted in Zoids VS. 

Zan Fel

Tita Breeze

Albane Nimbus

Reiner Granat

Max Rubin

Claudia Diamant

Leviathe Kanone

Lezard Char

Viper

     debuted in Zoids Saga 2 (Zoids Legacy) 

Zeru Julpit

Yuno Hera (Juno Hera)

Gard Krueger

     Debuted in Zoids VS. 2 (Zoids: Battle Legends) 

Shouma Cheval

Kouki Demon

Reika Hexe