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Valkyria Chronicles is an animated adaptation of the Valkyria Chronicles Tactical RPG game made by Sega. Produced by A-1 Pictures, it first aired on April 4, 2009. It ran for 26 episodes and had 8 OVA shorts.

Like its source-material, it follows the story of enlisted soldiers Welkin Gunther, son of the late war hero General Gunther and former Bruhl town watchman Alicia Melchiott as they fight to defend Gallia from the invading Imperial threat alongside Squad 7, the squad Welkin has been assigned lieutenant to.

While it largely follows the overarching plot of the first Valkyria Chronicles game, some of its major changes include the expansion of Faldio Landzaat's character, the introduction of original character Ramal Valt, minor alterations to the chronology of key events and moving members originally assigned to Squad 7 in the game to other units in the militia (primarily Squad 1).

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The Valkyria Chronicles anime provides examples of:

  • Action Girl:
    • The girls of the Militia, especially Alicia... but especially not Susie. In general, the Gallian army has many females soldiers serving in it.
    • All the known Valkyrias are females One-Woman Army, with Selvaria and Alicia both being ones.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Selvaria and Jaegar were already likable Anti Villains in the game, but the Adaptation Expansion gives them more focus to show of their better qualities.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • Faldio gets a bigger role, both as Welkins Best Friend and Alicia's Love Interest. Squad 1 also teams up with Squad 7 more often, with Faldio's Number Two, Ramal being made into a new character.
    • Both Selvaria and Jaegar have more screentime compared to the game, and interact with Squad 7 more often. Karl, a Imperial engineer in the original game's DLC, is also in the anime serving as Selvaria's aide.
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    • Alicia and Selvaria both have their backstories connect, as they knew each other from their times at a Imperial lab where they were held as Valkyrur children.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Some of the character's personalities in the game are different in the anime. (eg. Alicia in the game is a smart, understanding and professional soldier, while in the anime, she is easy to anger, prone to misunderstanding and is a Tsundere). Furthermore, some of their sillier and unsavory traits are exaggerated like Rosie's racism and Welkin's love of nature.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Outside of Selvaria, Jaegar and Karl, The Imperials are portrayed more villainous than their game counterparts.
    • In the game, Alicia and Welkin comfort a dying Imperial soldier named Fritz who got lost and was injured fighting the Gallians which gains them thanks from his commanding officer and his squad who were leading a search party to find Fritz. However in the anime, Alicia and Welkin comfort an expy of Fritz named Mikhail, who tried to desert but was shot by his squad.
    • When cornered in Fouzen, Gregor threatens to fire upon the present Darcsen civilians with the Equus if Squad 7 does not withdraw and follows through with it when they don't.
    • Maximilian also get this treatment. Unlike his game counterpart who reacted to Princess Cordelia revelation that she's actually a Darcsen and not Valkyrian well and accepted it, his anime counterpart goes mad upon learning about it.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Episode 9 "Azure Witch" is this for Selvaria, Jaeger, and Karl thwart and imperial plot to assassinate Maximilian.
    • Some of the OVA also give focus to the side characters:
      • In "Selvaria's Wonderful Day Off!", where Selvaria gets tired of her military outfit and tires new ones with Karl's help.
      • In "The Fearsome Joker!", the Drei Stern generals play a card game to show off their strategic skills.
      • "Cordelia's Secret!" focuses on day of Princess Cordelia's life.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: More like hundreds or lower thousands, but Gregor and Damon take this attitude towards their soldiers.
  • Animal Talk: The 7th OVA has everyone except for Hans communicating in pig noises ("Buhii") while Hans is able to speak fluently. Of course it turned out to be All Just a Dream of Hans.
  • Anyone Can Die: Well, anyone not in Squad 7 and not Vyse or Isara.
  • Armchair Military: General Damon and his top brass commanders never take part of the fighting itself, show racism to Darcen soldiers, and overall are terrible commanders.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Subverted in the anime version the first time Alicia tries to use it on Faldio. He dodges it and Alicia sends it right into Welkin's face instead.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Edy, and 4 of the 5 members of the Edy Detachment (Lynn isn't there for some reason...) game add on, are all members of the squad in the show.
    • Other recruitable, like Salinas, Nils, Hannes, Wendy, Cezary, Alex, Hebert, Rosina and Mica become part of Squad 1, and as of episode 6, they get to talk. Episode 13 shows Vyse Inglebard as Squad 5's sergeant who dies a few minutes after his introduction.
    • In the anime, Faldio gets much more screen time vs his video game counterpart, who only shows up a few times in some cutscenes. In addition, he takes part in missions whereas in the game he's never seen on the map.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: In-world documents are written in something that looks like English - which makes little sense to begin with, as Gallia doesn't look like England in any way - but turns out to be pretty much random gibberish.
  • A-Team Firing: No one seems to be able to hit anyone unless it's plot-important.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Gregor's standard strategy.
  • Bait-and-Switch Credits: The 2nd Opening makes you think the anime looks like some war action flick until to see the show for yourself and realize...it isn't.
  • Badass in Distress: Alicia when she's captured by Minister Borg's men for witnessing them kidnapping Cordelia.
  • Beauty = Goodness: Be it Imperial or Gallian, you can trust that only the ugly people are jerks or truly incompetent. Note the ugly appearances of the incompetent Gallian army officer corps, and the conspirators seeking to murder Maximilian.
  • Big Bad: Prince Maximilian is the main antagonist of the story and leads the Imperial invasion of Gallia.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Squad 7 does a few of these. Alicia delivers one later in an episode covering the same battle from the game.
  • Bling of War: The regular Gallian army. Seriously, there is no way those poofy pants are practical for combat purposes.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Selvaria has a pathetically one-sided crush on Maximilian, who only sees her as a tool. Tragically and pathetically one-sided, however.
  • Boobs of Steel: Both Selvaria and Alicia are the strongest female characters for their faction and they're both very well endowed.
  • Breakout Character:
    • Alicia is The Protagonist of the anime, not Welkin. Faldio also gets a lot more focus, even more so than Welkin.
    • Jann gets twice as much screen time as any of the other optional characters, along with very flattering characterization as the voice of reason.
  • Breather Episode: Episode 6, which shows Ellet Embedded, with a whole lot of added goofy (and sex appeal).
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Still, Welkin. And Faldio to some extent.
  • Child Soldiers: Emile's age (16) is in the squad list Alicia looks at in Episode 3. We can assume Homer (15) and Oscar (15) will be somewhere similar in their ages. Aisha, who's in the credits, still looks 12.
  • The Cameo: A Vyse lookalike (From Skies of Arcadia fame) make a cameo appearance, just like in the game. Only to get quickly killed off.
  • Camera Fiend: The 3rd OVA has Ellet showing the spoils of her snooping to Ramal, Homer and the Bielert brothers, at least until Alicia steps in.
  • Camp Gay: Jann, with a bit of Hard Gay.
  • Celibate Hero: This was reasonably inferred from the game about the Welkin Gunther, but the anime goes on to show that if Welkin has a fault aside from being a little too much of a Nice Guy, it's this trope. In college, he had a chance to get married to the most sought after girl in school, and he friend-zoned her almost immediately, and his Best Friend Faldio (who also hit on the same woman) blatantly lampshades it. By present-day, it's obvious Alicia has feelings for him, but Welkin repeats history to the point Faldio not only starts hitting Alicia himself but in his frustration over Welkin's use of this trope he throws down the gauntlet in Episode 12 and tells Welkin he has feelings for Alicia himself as a Batman Gambit to get Welkin to grow a spine and sex drive and see Alicia as a woman. Thankfully, by the end he wises up and They Do.
  • Character Exaggeration: A point raised against the adaptation. During the transition from the game to anime, many of the characters' traits were exaggerated heavily.
    • In the game, Alicia would sometimes get frustrated at Welkin's personality quirks, but ultimately understood them. She is converted into a full blown Tsundere Love Interest in the anime.
    • Welkin is something of a Military Maverick with a few personality quirks, but was turned into a socially inept Genius Ditz.
    • Faldio was turned from a Colonel Makepeace to a suave ladies man.
    • Susie is characterized as a Reluctant Warrior who was conscripted despite being a pacifist, but she is still willing to fight to save lives (with a gameplay quirk that stops her from attacking sometimes). She passes out a few times during DLC missions, but not during battles themselves. In the anime, she is so afraid of violence and the prospect of fighting that she would literally just spontaneously pass out and regards Alica as a monster when her Valkyria power awakens.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Zaka appears much earlier, when Gallia still had control of Fouzen.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Welkin, considerably more so in the anime than in the game, being prone to Comically Missing the Point and triggering Alicia's Tsundere side. In one instance, he tells Faldio to put a shirt on, not because Alicia told him so, but because he doesn't want him to catch a cold, and another instance when he asks when "the best time is to run away" before the Imperials sack their town.
  • Co-Dragons: Gregor, Selvaria and Jaeger share the spot of The Dragon to Maximilian as the Drei Stern generals.
  • Conspicuous CG: Used with the tanks and smoke.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Selvaria gives these to her opponents all the time. Until episode 21, where she then gets handed one by Alicia.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Arguably, pretty much all of the non-game deaths can come off as unnecessary and contrived. For example, there's Vyse, all of Squad 1, and Karl. It wouldn't have been so bad had it not been established since the early episodes that no one could hit the broad side of a barn unless it was plot-important. Had it been something else, like squad members getting killed off during their missions to show off that War Is Hell from the start, there'd be less complaints.
  • Enemy Mine: Episode 12 has Welkin and Faldio team up with Jaeger and Selvaria to foil a plot to kidnap Princess Cordelia (and Alicia, who was captured in the process) and use her to form an impromptu alliance between the Federation and Gallia, which is really a cheap way for Prime Minster Borg to usurp the throne "legally" and force the Imperial forces into a two-front war situation, which at best leaves him in control of Gallia with Federation backing and gives the Imperial forces pause, or at worst ensures the Imperials are forced to fight a much bigger enemy on two fronts, with either outcome leaving him at an advantage. Everyone launches obvious objections to Welkin's proposed Enemy Mine until Welkin points out the massive mutual gain they stand to profit from, leading to a brief Imperial-Gallia alliance to foil the plot.
  • Fanservice: The entirety of the 1st and 6th OVA specials.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • The Darcsens are a vague analogue for the Jews/Romani in World War II, and suffer from racism from both Gallians and the Empire. This is more prevalent than in the game (if a bit confusing about it), but less than in the manga. It causes a Red Shirt to ignore Isara's advice about the malfunction in his tank. Oh, the irony.
    • Even the Valkyria suffer racism, with both Selvaria and Alicia being called monsters. What's strange in Alicia's case is that this is done by her True Companions, who by now should have a stronger bond than that.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Exactly like the game (see that page for more details) with a few more exclusive additions seen only in the anime: Apparently Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland and Asia (Faldio obviously made an allusion to Sun Tzu) exist in this universe, albeit geographically incorrect.
  • General Failure: General Damon is, like in the videogame, an arrogant Fat Bastard that got his position through nepotism and consistently sends the Gallian Army to their dooms and forces the militia to clean up after them.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Both Alicia And Edy have this hairstyle, which is used to emphasize their abrasives personalities and Tsundere tendencies.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The appearance of Selvaria on the battlefield as a Valkryian spooks General Damon into asking Cordelia to use her Valkyrian powers for Gallia. Faldio even attempts to hold the princess hostage, although he only wants the Valkyrian shield and spear. And fortunately for them, they do have a Valkyrian on their side, although it's Alicia, not Cordelia.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: Several ninja-like assassins are sent to take out Maximillian at one point. It doesn't work.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Welkin, Isara, Alicia, Selvaria, and Maximilian. Whenever we see them in flashbacks as children they have the same hairstyle they have as adults.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Welkin after Isara's death; he gets better after finally having a good cry.
    • Faldio when he comes to and realises he's the only survivor of his squad.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Ramal pushes Faldio into a trench so he wont get caught in the giant beam fired by Selvaria.
    • While infiltrating the Marmota, Faldio delays Welkin's pursuers by using a grenade to take them out along with himself.
  • Hold the Line: Gallia attempts to do this against Selvaria in episode 21 without much luck. Faldio attempts to do something about it, but doesn't have much luck either. It's only after Alicia hears Welkin over the radio that she finally starts to awaken her powers and goes to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to Selvaria.
  • Hollywood Tactics: Too many to count.
    • Soldiers standing in the open under enemy fire, returning fire without even trying to get cover. Tanks completely lacking secondary weapons, such as coaxial or turret-mounted machineguns. Artillery being nearly never brought up when it would be a reasonable tactic.
    • Averted with Tanks spinning their whole hull instead of just turning the turret. It's a very logical maneuver, because it helps swing the turret around faster and it brings the thickest armor on the tank which is at the front to bear.
    • A particularly egregious example of astonishing bad tactics is the third episode, where Gallia is holding one side of a river, the Imperials the other side, and they're supposedly both want to control a bridge in the middle. The main characters calmly discuss tactics at sunset, comfortably sitting on the banks of the river, in full sight of the enemy soldiers and tanks, and they don't even fire a shot at them. Of course, no one thinks of using artillery to solve the stalemate, or even to take potshots at each other with snipers or tank cannons either.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Selvaria Bles toward Prince Maximillion. She feels deeply indebted to him, and eventually fell in love with him, for saving her from the research facility that was turning her and the other Valkyur into living weapons, so she thought. In truth, he uses for the exact same purposes. What makes it even more tragic is that Selvaria is fully aware Maximillion cares nothing for her, and only sees her as a tool. At the same time, it's also implied that Jaeger is in love with her, though she's either unaware of it, or chooses to ignore it. Despite all this, she served Maximillion faithfully... even when he ordered her to die for failing him.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Happens to Hans twice, initially by Alicia, but Marina is the one taking care of him at all times. During the epilogue, Marina takes Hans back home with her.
  • Jerkass:
    • Rosie remains a colossal one after Fouzen. She gets better, just later than expected.
  • Karmic Death: Damon, and the entire regular army.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Damon's tantrum about Isara's poncho being on the front of the Edelweiss, shortly after her death and in front of Squad 7.
    • Damon kicks it again by telling Alicia that the reason she's been transferred to the regular army is because everyone fears her.
  • Last Minute Hookup: In order of appearance:
    • Alicia and Welkin, who finally hook up around finale and get married in the last OVA.
    • Homer and Edy.
    • Rosie and Zaka.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Selvaria apparently doesn't own any clothes besides multiple pairs of her standard uniform.
  • Love Triangle: The anime introduces one between Faldio, Welkin, and Alicia.
  • Magic Skirt: Rosie. Apparently ass-length skirt plus kicking people high and frequently doesn't put the underwear at notable risk of exposition. The complete opposite of the game, of course.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: The protagonist Squad 7 amounts to a single squad of civilian draftee militia. Much like in the game, the country's actual professional army is presented as a bunch of tactically incompetent blowhards who want to hog all the glory and use the Uriah Gambit on the protagonists. They never amount to anything useful and get blown to bits by the enemy.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Alicia thought that there was something between Faldio and Ramal.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Faldio gets plenty of Shirtless Scenes, usually near Alicia.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Selvaria, even more than in the game, with her wearing many different outfits, such as dresses or a bikini.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The game of "old man" between Maxi and the generals in the 5th OVA. Selvaria was the loser.
  • The Neidermeyer: Damon. Gregor isn't too far away from this trope at times, but unlike Damon he does show some actual competence in his role and doesn't blame his men for his own screwups.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Jaeger shows up in the background during the epilogue, despite assumedly being shot in the back and on the Marmota when it blows up. Then again, the guy never died in the original in the first place, but it still stretches Willing Suspension of Disbelief when he survives an exploding battleship after getting shot in the back.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Not What It Sounds Like with Faldio and Alicia, concerning him being shirtless, her panties and some Greek Mythology. All in front of Squad 1 and Squad 7.
  • Obviously Evil: Maximilian's brother and conspirators. The way they conduct their private conspiracies, it leaves no room for doubt.
  • Offhand Backhand: In Episode 6 a fistfight breaks out between the members of Squads 1 and 7. During the fight, a soldier (that appears be to be Jung) attempts to sneak up on Isara (who is eating at the time) before she knocks him out with a heretofore-unforeseen wrench.
  • One-Man Army: Maximilian pretty much murders an entire army of ninjas sent to assassinate him all by himself.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Gregor develops an obsession with destroying the Edelweiss as its exploits become more known.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Faldio was promoted as a Love Interest to Alicia in order to introduce a Love Triangle, despite the fact that the original game already had a major romantic subplot between protagonists Alicia and Welkin as well as two other Love Interest for each of them, in Noce and Juno who both got Adapted Out.
  • Punch-Clock Villain:
    • Explored as well with the similar wounded-soldier-in-the-cabin-with-them situation, although it worked better with Franz than it did with Mikhail.
    • Jaeger is even more friendly and good-natured than in the game, where he was already only nominally loyal to the Empire. He's been promised his country's independence for his servitude and is proud enough to want to do a good job; that doesn't mean he has to hold anything against his foes however.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Happens to Faldio, for having shot Alicia, and he takes out Maximilian with him.
  • Red Shirt Army: The Gallian military forces that aren't Squad 7 is essentially this. Its implied they're doing their own things, but during cutscenes in between levels its obvious to the player they're not having much luck without Squad 7.
  • Royal Rapier: Lady of War Selvaria Bles wears one at her side, and unlike the game, the anime sees her use it frequently, and is made especially deadly via her inhuman speed.
  • Rule of Cool: Seems to take more of a precedence in the anime, especially when Edelweiss is involved. In every scene it's depicted, Edelweiss is essentially a high-performance sports car with lots of armor and a really big gun.
  • School Swimsuit: The Beach OVA has Isara wearing a school swimsuit, probably because Aisha doesn't appear and Isara is the youngest and cutest girl (and flat). On a series that happens in Europe, in a pseudo-World War II. Let's not think too hard about it.
  • Shipper on Deck: Oddly, despite the fact Faldio hits on Alicia several times, he also seems to be working his ass off to convince Welkin to hook up with her, though, as a flashback reveals, he was there when Welkin could have married one of the most sought after women in college and let her get away, so it's fair to say most of his attraction, while possibly genuine, is also probably an attempt to get a rise out of Welkin (thus revealing Welkin has a sex drive) and get him to realize there's an attractive young lady and he would make a cute couple with her. In fact, he more or less practically screams that in Welkin's face in Episode 11.
  • Ship Tease: Aside from Jann's occasional fawning over Largo, Susie has been sighted hanging around closely with Edy a couple of times. Edy herself gives Homer a gift as part of some Valentine's-esqe special day during the Marberry Beach episode. Given that both also appear in Edy's DLC in the game, this is just adding fuel to the fire. Rosie and Zaka is also teased.
  • Shoulders-Up Nudity:
  • Shower of Angst: Episode 22 has a Shower Scene with Selvaria standing under the shower despondently as she reminisces her battle with Alicia, complete with Godiva Hair and Sideboob.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: this once in the battle between Selvaria and Alicia. Despite the fact that Selvaria was winning for most of the battle.
  • Skinship Grope: Edy does this to Alicia in the 6th OVA.
  • Sleeps in the Nude: Selvaria is seen waking up naked in her bed in the "Selvaria's Wonderful Day Off!" OVA. Censor Shadow is used to preserve her modesty as shet sits up.
  • Spared By Adaptation: Jaegar fate is left open in the game, but in the anime, he can be seen in the background in the train station while the ending songs plays. It's a blink-or-miss moment.
  • Spoiler Opening: The second intro involves Alicia activating what looks like Valkyria powers to fight against Selvaria.
  • Stab the Scorpion: In one episode, Isara looks likes she's going to shoot Alicia. Instead, she shoots through a window and takes out an Imperial soldier on the other side.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Averted, as Alicia's Final Flame gets stopped by a Cooldown Hug (and accompanying kiss) from Welkin.
  • The Squad: A couple of them appear, but they only deserve Nominal Importance if they're not Squad 7.
  • Tap on the Head: Paired up with Instant Sedation in episode 11, with the "solar plexus" variation in a one-two punch of outdated knockout tropes. Almost immediately after Princess Cordelia is put out via chloroform rag, Alicia stumbles across the guilty party making off with her, earning a particularly vicious-looking fist in the gut and a spot next to the former kidnapped party.
  • Team Pet: Hans, the flying pig with wings is this for Squad 7, being a source comedic relief whenever he appears.
  • This Is a Drill: The Valkyrian Lance doubles as a drill.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Jaeger has his misgivings about Maximilian mount throughout the anime, but they hit their peak when he finds out Selvaria's aide Karl, was shot in cold blood for standing up to Maximilian in defense of Selvaria's well being. Unfortunaly he gets shot himself for standing up to Maximilian.
  • Token Minority: In-universe, Isara and taking her place after she dies, Zaka is the only Darcsen seen in the militia. Lynn, Wavy and Nadine are nowhere to be seen. Even a random Darcsen NPC would've been nice to see.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • Faldio and Squad 1. Immediately after Selvaria blocks a tank shell and destroys 2 tanks with impunity, you decide to attack her head on? There's a reason why, in the game, you are advised not to take her head on (even when she's not using her Valkyria powers). Instead, you have to double time on accomplishing your original objective since it would put the Imperial forces at a disadvantage and force Selvaria to retreat.
    • Karl had the balls to get angry at Maximilian to his face, while he was slowly becoming unhinged. This, after he already established himself as being incredibly aloof and seeing people's value in their use to him.
    • And also, Jaeger. Why in the world would you openly announce your intention to defy your leader, when said leader specifically announced that he is willing to summarily execute anybody who tries to defy him. Slightly subverted since HE SURVIVED, completely unscratched. You can see him walk past Edy and Homer in last episode.
  • True Companions:
    • A narrowly averted tear-jerker moment occurs when Jaeger mentions that he wanted to take Selvaria and Maximilian to visit his home town, and though he's his normal cheerful self he has obviously realized Selvaria's ready to throw herself into death out of self-pity and Maximilian is an unrepentant dog kicker.
    • Squad 7, on the other hand, is close, but how close they are flip-flops as plot and angst happens.
  • Tsundere:
    • Alicia, considerably moreso than in the game, complete with calling her Love Interest Welkin "baka"!
    • Ramal certainly fits the bill as of episode 7.
    • Whenever we see Edy Nelson, another member of Squad 7, she's beating up on poor Homer. She's definitely more tsuntsun, though.
  • Verbal Tic: Cordelia develops several in the 8th OVA, all based around a series if of animal hats.

  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Selvaria and Jaegar. She's icy and doesn't care for his playboy act but he tries to be a nice guy when Maximilian is an asshole and they do work well together professionally.
  • Watching Troy Burn: The beginning hometown is subjected to this, as well as the Gallian capital once the Empire rolls out their secret weapon. Made worse by the fact that despite your attempts to stop it, it manages to break through anyway.
  • Wave Motion Gun: The Valkyrian lance.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Applies to all of Squad 1, in a sense, considering the only people who knew some of the characters were those who had played the game, but Salinas deserves a special mention because he disappears from Squad 1 sometime before the Marberry Beach operation and is replaced with Hermes, with his death mentioned in passing. And even then its just Faldio saying "some of my troops have died, too" when trying to get Welkin out of his BSOD. The reason for his replacement is a mystery as none of the troops of Squad 1 did much except be window dressing.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Where did Ms. Ellet go?
    • Better yet, what happened to Maximilian's brother?
  • The Worf Effect:
    • The Batomys, when it went up against Squad 1. In the game, it was a long, hard and desperate struggle for players to fight it (especially in their first play-through), but in the anime, it went down so simply, it's almost insulting. And who's idea was it to replace the radiators' covers and make the radiators pop-up? At least it's excusable when Alicia fought it, being a Valkyria and all.
    • Alicia's newly awakened power is so overwhelming, that she effortlessly curbstomps Selvaria during both their fighs, despite Selvaria being an older and far more experienced Valkyur. The second time is so one-sided, that one of her blasts knocks Sylveria's lance out of her hand and sends her tumbling across the field, like a ragdoll.
    • Falls under here or The Worf Barrage, but the Valkof, which can melt a mountain with a shot, gets stopped by just Alicia?
  • Wrench Wench: Isara, still, is a really sweet, feminine and gentle version of this, being the mechanic of the Edelweiss.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: The second part of "Showdown at Naggiar", although it's fairly easy to see that coming. Capture the enemy camp, and... enter enemy reinforcements from north and south.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: All the female military uniforms except Marina's now qualify. The anime gets confusing about when the secondary female characters wear shorts, pants or skirts, but it's always consistent with the main female characters.

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