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The third relevant military and government force that appears in the story. The Enchawah Corp. is a Mega-Corp holding an alliance with the EDF, at least for a while, and most of their citizens are formers members of it, and they play an important role in the last part of the first Story Arc and during all the second arc when they helped the EDF to find the destroyed human ship, while investigating the technology behind it.
Tropes associated with Enchawah Corp.:
- Defector from Decadence: The entire corporation breaks the alliance with the EDF after finding out they tried to kill Dr. Elaki Kalahahaii and also trying to destroy Arrat's ship, causing Enchawah Corp. to even taking some members of the EDF as prisoners as retalation.
- Expy: Some of Enchawah Corp. actions resembles a lot like Anaheim Electronics, except Enchawah Corp. is basically a country on their own, compared with AE, not to mention Enchawah is allied with the EDF, unlike AE who normally provides weapons to all the sides of the conflict. And unlike what happens with AE, Enchawah Corp. decides to part ways from the EDF in less than amicable terms after the EDF tried to cause mayhem in their ranks. Also, Enchawah does not play both sides compared with AE.
- Informed Flaw: According with the tabletop games and some extra info, Enchawah does have a dark side, and it's stated their workers (and citizens too) doesn't have too many rights compared with the EDF's worlds, but we never see this in the comic. Taking into account Gallacci consider the games as Loose Canon, this is understandable. Oddly enough, Dr. Elaki Kalahahaii mentions about this when she meets the CEO of Enchawah later on, but it's never brought out again in the comic.
- Mega-Corp: Enchawah Corp. is basically a Japanese-style Zaibatsu who controls everything like a country could do.
- Mildly Military: Unlike with both the EDF and the ILR, Enchawah Corp, doesn't have a strong military discipline due to its roots as a corporation, but that doesn't stop their armed forces being as efficient like any other army.
- One Nation Under Copyright: They are basically, for all practical effects, a country with their own armed forces, mostly formed by former members of the EDF. Unlike other examples of this trope, they are portrated in a more positive light and they even break their alliance with the EDF after experiencing firsthand how corrupt the EDF has become.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Enchawa" or "Enchawah"? The Platinum Catalyst Updated Re-release of the tabletop games also spell the name as "Enchawah Group" instead.
Tropes associated with all of them:
- All There in the Manual: The last names of Lees, Illnya and Frieda are revealed in the Females of Albedo fanbook.
- Badass Crew
- True Companions
Captain Itzak ArratA battleship captain member of Enchawah and a former member of the EDF after he deserted during the aftermath of the Chishata massacre and after finding out how hopelessly corrupt the EDF are. He was Erma's classmate in the military academy and his family are very good friends with the Felnas.
- Berserk Button: Do not hurt Arrat's crew unless you want to face his wrath.
- Chick Magnet: Even more than Erma, albeit he lags behind Toki on this. Unlike both girls, he doesn't see too interested on finding chicks at first, until The Net of all things teased him bringing lots of them in one issue.
- Deuteragonist: He represents the military side of Enchawah Corp. and also the point of view of the events from their side, alongside Dr. Elaki Kalahahaii.
- Defector from Decadence: Defects from the EDF after finding out they're trying to cover the Chishata massacre and after the EDF itself tries keep him quiet about it.
- Distaff Counterpart: He's basically a male Erma, except being a member of Enchawah Corp. rather than the EDF, and also being a horse.
- A Father to His Men: He does not take it lightly when someone hurts his crew. Used for dramatic effect after returning home when he found the truth about the Chishata massacre, after losing half of his crew due to booby traps set by the ILR in that place, and a corrupt EDF officer orders Arrat about forgetting about the incident. His inmediate answer is punching him in the face.
- Meaningful Name: His name is one of the many ways to spell the Hebrew name Yithzak or Isaac. The name has two meanings that both could be applied to him, taking into account his background:
- The biblical one: Isaac in the Old Testament is the son of Abraham, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. In a reversal of the biblical one, Itzak decides to sacrifice his loyalty towards the EDF, meaning he can't return home again. Just like the biblical one, he also had a father (Joseph), who is powerless for reverting the situation of his son.
- The historical one: It's possible he was named after the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who ordered the famous Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda. Just like his human counterpart, he's a military leader, albeit not a political one, but unlike his human counterpart, Itzak Arrat defected from the EDF after finding out the corruption inside the EDF, while Rabin resigned after a financial scandal.
- Pretty Horse: Sort of, as he is of same age than Erma, but in-universe he is pretty attractive to girls.
Illnya LudadpikA weapon specialist working for Arrat and Frieda's crewmate. She's also notable for being the only character of the story involved in a same-sex relationship, something that shocks Frieda, as homoerotic relations are a new thing in the setting.
- Butch Lesbian: Her personality and looks gives this image. Oddly enough, in the Females of Albedo fanbook, she is portrayed as having a quite feminine body.
- Fox Folk:, Specifically, an artic fox.
- Hide Your Lesbians: Averted like hell with her, much for Frieda's shock.
- Not So Stoic: Illnya always gives a very stoic image about herself during the entire first arc, but that was broken when she finds out Dornthant was attacked by the ILR, killing millions of people there and forcing her to fight into a war.
- Seme: Heavily implied when she reveals to Frieda her sexuality.
Frieda RangoonThe security and battle management specialist of Arrat's crew and Illnya's closest thing to a friend.
- The Big Girl: She's taller than Illnya and many of the Arrat's crew, save for Arrat and Chinnah themselves.
- Genki Girl: Not at Toki's levels, but she's always happy and in good spirits.
- Incompatible Orientation: Somewhat, since she's not "homophobic", at least not in the classical sense of the word, as homosexuality is practically a new thing in the setting, but she has problems to grasp Illnya's sexual orientation out of ignorance rather than any kind of malice, not that Illnya seems to matter, for obvious reasons.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She's too lively for her own good, causing to piss the hell out the rest of the crew with her antics when she tries to get too close with her crewmates.
- Tuckerization: Named after a late pet dog owned by Lex Nakashima, Gallacci's personal friend. Curiously enough, that dog had even the same last name as well.
- Wolf Man: Siberian Husky, to be precise.
Lees KoschuskoAnother member of Arrat's security crew along Dru and Frieda.
- The Cutie
- Furry Female Mane: Due to the fact she's a Pomeranian, she sports a quite large one.
- Nice Girl: Compared with Dru and Illnya, albeit she can a Jerkass sometimes when someone put her in her bad side, like Frieda.
- Ojou: According with Gallacci, it's implied she's one.
- Rapunzel Hair: Judging by the Females of Albedo fanbook, she hold the largest hair of all females of the story, just second to Eda Felna.
- Tuckerization: Named after another late pet dog of the same name and the same breed as well.
- Wolf Man: Pomeranian.
Dru ClarkYet another member of Arrat's security crew and one of the few ones who takes his job very seriously.
- Furry Reminder: Terriers are notorious for being very independent and stubborn dogs, and it shows with him.
- Grumpy Bear: Always borderline paranoic and dislikes disorder, especially when Frieda is around him.
- Gun Nut: To the extreme.
- Tuckerization: Named after yet another late pet dog of the same name and the same breed as well.
- Wolf Man: Terrier.
Dr. Elaki Kalahahaii
Affiliation: Enchawah Corporation
Rank: None (Civilian Xenobiologist/Civil Service Grade 7)
Date of Birth: SD 159-12-23
- Agent Mulder: Her job as a scientist trying to find clues about the Creators requires her being this.
- Cat Folk: Bobcat.
- Deuteragonist: She represents both Enchawah and civilian's point of view of the events of the plot, along Arrat.
- Expy: While she precedes her by a decade, she shares lots of points on common with Ritsuko Akagi, including having similar professions and similar goals. The only notable difference between them is Elaki is a much decent person compared with Ritsuko and her goals are more noble in mind, not to mention being completely sane, compared with her Evangelion counterpart.
- For Science!: A very heroic example.
- Hot Scientist: Pretty good looking by her own right.
- Informed Flaw: According with her character sheet in the RPG games, she is described as basically as a Jerkass with everyone outside her inmediate family, but we don't see her doing anything anti-social at all. Possibly the closest thing regarding this is during the Ish-tako sub-arc when she was discussing with EDF members about the human spaceship when they started to became paranoic about the whole discovery. Taking into account she was dealing with soldiers, her attitude is understandable.
- Non-Action Girl: She's the only named protagonist character who is not a soldier, a leader, or a politician. Her role in the story is investigating the origins of the Creators from a civilian perspective, rather than a military one.
- Non-Standard Character Design: A downplayed example: Most Feline characters, regardless of their race, keep many shared traits with the rest of the anthropomorphic characters, including having more human-like features. On the other hand, Elaki and her family look somewhat more different like any other character of the comic, even when compared with Avians: For beginners, her hands and arms are somewhat bigger and thicker than the rest of the cast, her eyes are more cat-like, in stark contrast with Erma and other Feline characters, who had human-like eyes and her body frame is somewhat different. In fact, with the only exception of her feet, which are still human-like, and her tail, she could be easily compared with a cartoonier Khajiit.
- Older Than They Look: From all the deuteragonist characters, she's the oldest of them (42 years at SD 201). Being an anthropomorphic allows her to age with more grace than an human, and only her personality can give a clue about how much old she really is.
- The Philosopher: After finding the female human corpse she engage on philosophical ramblings at times.
- She Knows Too Much: The EDF, possibly to try to silence her about the whole thing of the human spaceship after the information about the whole issue was stolen from her mind by an ILR Talent spy, tries to murder her by setting a bomb in her laboratory, while she was investigating the nanomachines used in the human corpses. While she survives, the explosion caused the nanomachines to infect her, but she decides to keep them in her body, just to check out how the nanomachines perform in her body. It turns out those nanomachines helped her to quickly heal her wounds, despite suffering from almost crippling injuries, including possibly losing an eye, but she gets it restored without any problem thanks to them.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Haven't her memories being readed by Tetsuwah, not only she couldn't be targeted for death by the EDF, but it's very possible the ILR attack over Dornthant would not have happened either.
TetsuwahA male xenobiologist trying to befriend Dr. Elaki Kalahahaii in a party. It turns out he's a spy working for the ILR and also a Talent, sent with the sole intention of stealing info about the derelict human ship straight from her mind, causing her being targeted by the EDF. He's killed by Enchawah's security forces when he tries to escape.
- Cat Folk: Bobcat.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Despite only appearing in a single issue, he's one of the many factors that caused the Wham Episode from happening at the end of the first arc.
- False Friend: He only cares about befriending Dr. Kalahahaii just to steal info straight from her brain via his Talent powers.
- Killed Off for Real: The Enchawah's security forces turns him into a red smear in the floor by gunning him from a aerodyne.
- Too Powerful to Live: Justified in his case because having the most powerful Talent skill of all (mind-reading) in a setting when secrecy is paramount, it's pretty obvious someone like him cannot live for too long.
- Walking Spoiler
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Appears in a single issue and he's killed by Enchawah's forces in the same one.
Chairman Amhast an Therka an EnchawahThe chairman and heir of Enchawah Corp. and the richest man alive in the setting. He makes his physical debut by offering Dr. Kalahahaii a safe sanctuary after Tetsuwah stoled info from her mind, not to mention informing her she has become the target of the EDF after that.
- Beast Man: Badger.
- Egopolis: A mild example, but the whole company is named after him.
- Fiction 500: He's the richest being in the galaxy, being the owner and leader of his own nation-Mega-Corp hybrid and the owner of his own space fleet, only behind the EDF.
- Honest Corporate Executive: As far what we know about him, he's a very nice, humble and reasonable person, as he tries to protect Dr. Kalahahaii from the EDF.
- I Did What I Had to Do: He calmy tells Dr. Kalahahaii he was the one who ordered the death of Tetsuwah after finding out his real allegiance and his job as an spy, leaving her really heartbroken.
- Reasonable Authority Figure