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Other characters who doesn't belong to any other side of the conflict, mainly The Net and civilians. For the characters from the RPG games, see here.
The NetThe best-known and most omnipresent character in the whole series. The Net is a Master Computer who controls more or less all the aspects of life in all the sides of the conflict (EDF, ILR and Enchawah Corp.) controlling from house computers to even battleships. The Net exists since the era of Awakening, when all the critters appeared for first time. It also upholds many secrets regarding the origins of the critters, refusing to answer any question about its own origin or the critters' ones and its job is to keep the society in check. It's heavily implied it was created by the Creators aka the human race, as a way to investigate their society without having the humans to meddle in their affairs
- Artificial Intelligence: The Net is basically a sentient network of computers with human-like intelligence, and being able to communicate with anyone in a very eloquent way.
- All-Powerful Bystander: Technically, The Net is completely neutral and doesn't takes sides towards anyone (be the EDF, ILR, or Enchawah Corp.) and it's job is protect the critters' society, albeit The Net starts to help some specific characters, Erma included, as part of The Chosen Many by the Net due to their skills.
- The Alternet: Basically The Net is the internet with an sentient AI.
- Ambiguous Gender: Justified, since The Net is a machine after all, but this trope is applied both in and out-universe, as by Word of God The Net doesn't have a specific kind of voice (male or female) and sometimes The Net can talk with a specific individual using a voice that match the gender of the person The Net is talking with it.
- Anonymous Benefactor: While she is not the only one, as being part of The Chosen Many entitles her on this, Erma discovers later on The Net was helping her since possibly at the beginning of her military career, by eliminating or toning down many of her personal flaws in her curriculum, but for an undisclosured reason, The Net has a very special interest on her, who leads to..
- Berserk Button: For a supposely advanced AI with a neutral stance, The Net seems to have some "emotions" embedded on it: Particularly, trying to harm Erma on any way will cause The Net on trying to non-physically punish the agressor. The first time we see this is when Alliusiz accidentally mind rapes Erma, causing her to almost miscarry her baby son. The Net sends him back home by force by threaten him to uncover his Talent powers to the EDF. The second time: after Erma regains control of the whole Net after Tavas disables it for preventing her to stop the ILR attack on her homeworld.
- Big Brother Is Watching: The Net's job is keep all the Species in check so, at least in theory, it can keep social peace by trying to prevent violent behaviour. Ironically, The Net is doing a really bad job on this. This is justified, as both the EDF and possibly the ILR as well are altering it for their own plans.
- Everything Is Online: The Net's controls everything, from powering computers, to flying planes and aerodynes to even control battleships. Unlike other versions of this trope, this is portrated as a good thing, and it's later revealed the reason for that.
- Expositron 9000: At times.
- Expy: According with Word of God, of HAL 9000.
- The Faceless: The Net doesn't have a face per se, we only hear its voice via speakers anyone can hear. Normally, The Net's speech is rendered in capital letters. The closest thing to a face is all the cameras set in almost everywhere when somebody needs to talk with it.
- Friend to All Living Things: Enforced in its programming, since its job is to protect all living beings from destroying themselves and preventing undesired behavior from them. After the EDF tested their Wave Motion Gun for first time on a wandering ILR fleet and after witnessing the destructive power of that weapon, The Net's personality is splitted into many different versions of itself, in a attempt to prevent all sides of the conflict to commit genocide on each other.
- Godzilla Threshold: In an inversion of this trope, this is more like Godzilla released itself, regardless the consecuences when the EDF tested succefully their Wave Motion Gun and the threat of mass destruction became a real possibility, so The Net splitted itself into many versions in an attempt to prevent a major tragedy for the anthropomorphics and also for their human creators as well.
- Master Computer: Its role in everybody else's life. According with both Word of God and also the RPGs, while the Net is powerful, it's not omnipotent nor completely omnipresent and it can be manipulated by everyone with the proper tools just to justify their agendas. Due to the fact the Albedo universe paper does not exist, doing this could give the user the way to manipulate story at their taste.
- My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: The Net tries to help Capt. Arrat, who is already too stressed due to his personal problems with the EDF, by fueling his Chick Magnet status bringing lots of girls to his room. Hilarity Ensues.
- The Net Did It: Due to its omnipresence, The Net can do lots of things off-screen and sometimes, without the rest of the cast figuring out, the most egregious case being bringing Erma's DNA to the House Ardehad, so Teka could be born from it.
- Not Itself: The Net starts to speak in plural rather than as a single being, meaning someone else is using the Net to communicate with Erma when The Net reveals its true identity to her by temporally hijacking it.
- Language Equals Thought: The Net tries to explain to Erma later on the destructive nature of the EDF's Wave Motion Gun in a language Erma can understand, since Erma's civilization has never witness mass destruction at galactic scale.
- Lost Technology: Nobody knows the true origin of The Net and The Net itself refuses to give more info regarding the topic. On the other hand, due of her position as The Chosen One, Erma is the only character so far who knows the true origins of The Net.
- Reading Lips: While not demostrated yet in the comics, by Word of God this is one of The Net's skills.
- There Are No Therapists: Subverted: One of The Net's biggest roles is being the therapist of an entire civilization, so no one can technically develop anti-social or immoral behaviors that can endanger their society. It does a really lousy job for that, because all the sides of the conflict are manipulating it for their own agendas.
- Three Laws-Compliant: As already mentioned before, the Net obeys all the three laws, as it cannot physically hurt any living being by itself. But that doesn't mean it cannot sabotage the life of a specific individual when the life of someone else is in serious danger, like what The Net does with Alliusiz when he accidentally mind rapes Erma during her pregnancy.
Princess Teka ArdehadThe sole daughter from the House of Ardehad, the rulers from the Kawhateena system. She is also Erma's first clone, technically making her Erma's daughter, albeit it's never explained how the Ardehads got samples of Erma's DNA.
- Break the Cutie: During the regular continuity, someone is trying to kill her by using a robot with a gun. While the attack failed to harm her, it injured one of her friends.
- Cloning Blues: She is the first genetic clone character in the story and she was cloned from Erma, thanks to the Net handling House Ardehad a sample of her DNA.
- Clones Are People, Too: Unlike other examples, Teka doesn't mind on the slightest being a clone. Her only two sources of angst, at least what we know about her in the Distant Finale, is trying to meet the woman who she's based of and knowing the story of her life, and also the fact she lives in a very aristocratical society.
- The Cutie: As a kid.
- Non-Standard Character Design: The fact she has head hair and lacking a tail reveals she's related with the Felnas and not with the Ardehads. Also overlaps with Chocolate Baby.
- Ojou: Unlike Erma, she is a more classical example, compared with her original.
- Psychic Powers: Heavily implied she's also a Talent, just like her original.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her last name is Ardehad or Ardehab?
- Walking Spoiler: Her sole existence reveals the fact she's related with a very important character of the story.
- Zen Survivor: She and Erma are the only two known remaining named characters from the whole story who are mentioned in the Distant Finale, as the rest of the cast aren't mentioned.
Lady Damahannahaia (full name: Anap-Had Damahannan) and Lady Temmanah DamahannanA ConFed mother and daughter lepine couple who were captured when the ship they went in was seized by Capt. Barlahan's fleet after the attack on Dornthant. Temmanah seems to like Lt. Tankannahai, despite her mother disapproves their relation, being Tankannahai a member of the ILR. They appear at the beginning of the second Story Arc.
- All There in the Manual: Lady Damahannahaia's full name is revealed in the Ladies of Albedo fanbook Gallacci published in the 90s.
- The Cutie: Temmanah.
- Fantastic Racism: Technically it could be considered more as Fantastic Xenophobia instead, as Lady Damahannahaia really hates the ILR. This is justified in her case, as her brother was murdered by the ILR during the battle of Derzon.
- Ojou: Both of them belongs to the ConFed aristocracy, judging how Barlahan treats them.
Roheena Diamet, Betti, Donna and Vikki
- Friends with Benefits: Their only role in the story is just to have sex with Arrat during the whole trek to the Enchawah space.
- Sexy Discretion Shot: We don't see all the full act, only the aftermath, and it's normally Played for Laughs.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: They only appear in two issues during the Ekosiak arc and they don't appear anymore in the story, as they were escort girls hired by the Net just to give Arrat some company (and lots of sex) during the travel.
CEO Aito Kho
- Arc Villain: Of the Ekosiak arc.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: One of the few aristocratic characters of the whole story who is truly evil, in a stark contrast with similar aristocrats, like the Felnas, the Koshakas from Birthright and many others.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Aito didn't expect Shato to come after him in an attempt to stop the uprising, after he ordered the deaths of many people who could oppose him, in his own office to boot, and becoming a victim of his own plan. He's Killed Offscreen by Shato and we only knew he's dead after one of his employees saw his corpse offscreen and after Shato killed him afterwards.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care if the whole planet goes straight to hell, as long he can get a benefit from it and that includes sending hundreds of innocent people to a nuclear or a chemical death in Chishata by the ILR, not to mention all the people who died in Ekosiak as well.
- Last Episode, New Character: He finally debuts in the final part of the Ekosiak arc. Unfortunely for him, he was also his goodbye as well.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: The whole Chishata incident caused Aito to quickly modify his plans.
AlliusizA former comrade-of-arms of Kanoc Felna during the First Lepine War and a very another powerful Talent. Not only he's able to read the minds of the people near them, he's also being able to do the same with even electronic devices. He accidentally mind raped Kanoc during the war, causing both of them to crash into ILR territory and Kanoc being captured and tortured by the ILR. He also did the same with Erma in her dreams, despite being to far away from her, causing her to giving birth prematurely, and giving a good reason for The Net for keeping him away from Erma. He meets Itzak Arrat in the planet Keptsuah while Arrat was stranded there for a while after escaping from the EDF and Alliusiz warns him about the true plans of the EDF.
- Beast Man: Marsupial (Possum), albeit due to his design, it's very easy to confuse him with a monkey.
- Psychic Powers: Just like Erma, he is Talent and just like our resident heroine, he's able to mind rape people accidentally, especially to her and her father Kanoc.
- Power Incontinence: He's unable to control his Talent powers at times, and three members of the Felna family were almost his victims due to this: Kanoc during the First Lepine War, Erma and Rojigo, by proxy, when his mother was forced to giving birth to him prematurely. The Net sends Alliusiz back to Enchanwah Corp. to prevent him to do more damage.
- Technopath: Alliusiz can manipulate electronic devices and even computer data with his mind. He can also nullify security monitoring systems as well too.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Due of his Power Incontinence, he was the resposable of causing Kanoc's aerodyne to crash into enemy territory during the First Lepine War, and being the main cause why Kanoc was captured and tortured to insanity by the ILR, giving Erma her main reason to join the EDF and disrupting her family for many years, a fact he is completely aware. To make matters worse, he could exonarate Kanoc from the blame of the accident, since Kanoc was blamed for it, but he didn't want it because it could had revealed his powers, so he used them to deleting himself from the existence from everyone, even from the Net.
- Walking Spoiler: His existence reveals another very important part of the plot of the second half of the first Story Arc: The Talents.
Governor Enko Genyanaka
- Evil Gloating: Boy, she really enjoys finding the way how to screw people's lives, especially Hitzok and Dea's ones.
- Fantastic Racism: She really hates Dornthantiis like Dea, albeit she like hates any outsider from Ekosiak.
- Femme Fatale: Say what you want about her, but no one can deny that she is sexy in a very perverse way.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Genyanaka ordered the computer program she was using to control the Net to disable it in order to leave Hitzok and her followers without any means of communication between them, without considering that this would affect her in the same way. it's also heavily implied she was removed from office after that.
- Miss Fanservice: Not only is she beautiful, but in a scene where she talks to one of her subordinates, you can see that she lies on a couch without panties.
- Sleazy Politician: An almost textbook example of this trope.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Once the Dornthant sub-arc begins, it's almost stated she was removed from office, but we don't know her final fate, albeit it could be implied she was arrested by Hitzok and his men.