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Due to the Loads and Loads of Characters, many of whom can be found on the character pages for Kantai Collection and Warship Girls, only tropes relevant to how they are different here should be listed.


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    Kagerou-Class 

  • Having a Blast: more so this than any other destroyer class. The story seems to be quite fond of having the Kagerou-Class be the fleet's resident artillery support destroyers, and they even carry undermounted grenade launchers with their assault rifles for that additional bit of explosive ordnance.
  • Support Party Member: all Kagerou-Class members have access to offensive support abilities that either help themselves or allies directly or with special fire missions to assist with combat. Due to the nature of these class abilities, the Kagerou-Class as a whole can be considered Close Range Combatants, with Amatsukaze being the most prominent example in-story.

Kagerou

  • Charisma: Kagerou stands out, with a 9 in charisma.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: averted from fanworks; in this story, Kagerou behaves just like an ordinary teenage girl.
  • Cool Big Sis: possesses the Eldest of Kin passive ability that grants a small amount of additional combat bonuses to her sisters if she deploys with them into combat.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: creatively averted - Kagerou gets the idea of turning herself and her sisters in chapter 295 into mobile firing turrets by standing on top of a few friendly APC's and deploying their guns while on top of the vehicles so that the they can drive the destroyers around while the girls still provide artillery cover.
  • Female Gaze: gives one of these to Damon when he takes off his shirt at base to reveal his well-toned body honed from years of physical work.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: in chapter 313, Kagerou retaliates back at the enemy defenders of a water utility center who are attacking them with grenade launchers like undermounted M-203's and standalone M-32's with a 40mm high explosive of her own, killing one of those soldiers.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: has 5's in all combat stats.
  • Shoutout: she uses an MK-16 EGLM RCO for much of the story, a weapon found in DayZ Origins and other DayZ Arma 2 mods.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: almost does this in chapter 295, when Kasumi yells at her for nearly blowing the advancing fleet up with one of her shots onto a nearby bunker.
  • Meaningful Name: her name in English means "heat haze", and her YRC power is to be able to release a deadly heat wave from her body in a circular area of effect.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: when she tests out her YRC power for the first time, Kagerou, not knowing what it would exactly do, accidentally ends up giving Damon severe third-degree burns on his arms, and she's struck aghast at the effects.
  • Sole Survivor: of her class at Greifswald Bay.
  • Weapon of Choice: the MK-16 SCAR-L EGLM RCO.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: gives one of these to Shiranui for the latter overreacting to her Berserk Button of being called Nui-chan by someone who isn't Kagerou.

Shiranui

  • Back from the Dead: sinks at Greifswald Bay protecting Kagerou.
  • Berserk Button: she hates being called "Nui-chan" or anything "Nui" related, because only Kagerou can call her that. Kagerou eventually has to explicitly take her to task over this overreaction.
  • Blood Knight: absolutely remains one in this story as well.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: averted - Kagerou is the one who needs to rein her in at times.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: she's one of the girls who have obvious conflicting interests between meeting the needs of her sisters and those of the fleet. Usually she chooses the former over the latter.
  • Deadly Upgrade: her Vengeance Protocol gives her incredible combat bonuses but penalizes her harshly if she stays in-protocol for longer than her body can allow.
  • Determinator: as disagreeable and sociopathic as she is, Shiranui is truly stubborn in combat - she's battled Kongou in a one-on-one (even though she did eventually lose), tanked a whole bunch of 5-inch shells from enemy Abyssal light cruisers at Cayo Romano, and she's got a whopping 9 in endurance to reinforce this trait.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: when the National Guard soldier in chapter 295 mistakenly looks up her skirt trying to talk to her, she threatens him with her 12.7cm cannon module.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: creatively averted - Kagerou gets the idea of turning herself and her sisters in chapter 295 into mobile firing turrets by standing on top of a few friendly APC's and deploying their guns while on top of the vehicles so that the they can drive the destroyers around while the girls still provide artillery cover.
  • Dumb Muscle: like Yuudachi, she qualifies with an intelligence rating of a mere 2 and seems to focus solely on the safeties and interests of her sisters, mainly Kagerou. The fact that she has 0's in both charisma and negotiation doesn't help at all.
  • Foil: is this to Shigure. While Shigure doesn't at all like using her emotions to fuel her strength (or more specifically, she doesn't like using her protocol), Shiranui revels in it and doesn't ever think twice about using her own protocol.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: see Back from the Dead above.
  • If I Wanted You Dead...: is implied to be capable of this, as indicated by Sanford when he talks to Damon about her.
  • Meaningful Name: her name in English refers to the mysterious lights seen at sea, and her YRC power is to be able to create those lights in the form of green phosphorescent orbs that act as explosive traps.
  • Mighty Glacier: compared to her sisters in her class. She has an 8 in defense and has the most amount of health at 1150 hit points, but she's only got a speed rating of 4.
  • Moral Myopia: Shiranui doesn't care if she needs to put the needs of her sisters before those of the fleet, but when Suzukaze acts similarly, she disapproves heavily.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: is given a gun to shoot Damon if she truly doesn't want him to drag a critically wounded Kagerou along with them into battle.
  • Reality Ensues: despite her best efforts in avenging the wounded Kagerou at the English Channel by facing off against Kongou, Shiranui just can't beat her since a mere destroyer can't hope to match a battleship's sheer strength.
  • Shoutout: like Kagerou, she uses the MK-16 SCAR-L EGLM RCO, a weapon found in DayZ Origins and other DayZ Arma 2 mods.
    • Shiranui uses Iori's Ura 1018-Shiki Yashiori attack, in which she hurls a handful of explosive green energy orbs at her opponent, as seen in King Of Fighters 14.
  • Super Mode: her Vengeance Protocol, but it can become a Deadly Upgrade real quick if Shiranui isn't careful...which she isn't.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: in chapter 147, when an NDP soldier is already succumbing to a Multiple Gunshot Death, she blows him up with an M-203 HE grenade fired from her EGLM undermounted grenade launcher.
  • Third-Person Person: averted, Shiranui uses standard first person to refer to herself.
  • Weapon of Choice: the MK-16 SCAR-L EGLM RCO, just like Kagerou's.

Kuroshio

  • Back from the Dead: sinks at Greifswald Bay.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: creatively averted - Kagerou gets the idea of turning herself and her sisters in chapter 295 into mobile firing turrets by standing on top of a few friendly APC's and deploying their guns while on top of the vehicles so that the they can drive the destroyers around while the girls still provide artillery cover.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: in this story, Kuroshio's Kansai ethnicity is even cemented as a passive ability called "Osaka Syndrome" that reduces ally fatigue gain rates by 20% within 25 meters.
  • Shoutout: she uses the MK-16 SCAR-L Holo, a weapon found in DayZ Origins and other DayZ Arma 2 mods.
  • Weapon of Choice: the MK-16 SCAR-L Holo. With the exception of Amatsukaze, it appears that the Kagerou-Class seem to have made the SCAR-L family of weapons their signature rifles.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Kuroshio, who speaks with a Kansai regional accent ingame (and thus in this story as well), has a very odd accent when she speaks English because accents are extremely difficult to translate accurately from language to language. For sure, though, she speaks very informally.

Amatsukaze

  • Accidental Public Confession: after Kagerou accidentally burns Damon with her Heat Wave, Amatsukaze starts berating him because she doesn't want to see the one she loves get hurt. Oops.
  • Back from the Dead: sinks twice, first at Cayo Romano and second at Greifswald Bay.
  • Bullet Catch: saves Damon by catching a shotgun slug fired at him with her Ignition Glove.
  • Cast from Hit Points: one of her attacks, Tenjou no Kasai, is an instant disintegration attack but requires Amatsukaze to sacrifice 300 hit points in order to use it due to how stressful on her body it is to be used, according to the stat sheet.
  • Close-Range Combatant: invokes this with her heavy reliance on her Ignition Glove and her fire-based melee attacks, her high speed, and excellent reflexes, and in just about every conflict, both on land and at sea, she's usually depicted assuming an aggressive front-line role for the fleet. It's even reinforced in her entry in the stat sheet, in which she has a passive ability that specifically gives her combat bonuses for staying close to the enemy in combat and rewards her for not getting hit while in the fray.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: her death at Cayo Romano involves the Re-Class ripping out her badly damaged Atalantian Reactor right out of her chest, and that's not counting all the molten fuel that the reactor's been leaking into her chest in the meantime after being set on overdrive.
  • Deflector Shields: gains one as a result of her Kai remodel.
  • Determinator: best demonstrated during Operation Dualsight, when she sets her reactor on 175% overdrive that causes her reactor to begin bleeding burning fuel into her body and defeats numerous Abyssal cruisers. She even manages to deal a heavy blow onto the Re-Class before finally going down.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": gets very angry at Damon for not only butchering her name but also lazily shortening her name to "Amy" for simplicity's sake. She never lives it down. After Damon saves the fleet from Blackwood, Amatsukaze mentions that she won't mind too much if Damon calls her Amy henceforth...
  • Elemental Punch: with her Ignition Glove. When she receives her Kai upgrade, she can extend this to her kicks as well.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: like her ingame rendition, she has a single white glove on her right hand only, but it's no ordinary glove: called the Ignition Glove, it gives Amatsukaze a fiery edge to her physical attacks.
  • Fragile Speedster: Even moreso than in the game. Her defense and armor point ratings are markedly lower than average compared to other destroyers, but in exchange, she has very high speed, agility, and reflex ratings and is equipped with a specialized internal reactor, called the Atalantian Reactor Mk. I, that gives her the speed that makes her the second fastest ship girl in the fleet, bar her own sister, Shimakaze.
  • Glass Cannon: ties in with Fragile Speedster. Not only is she the second fastest ship girl in the fleet, but she's also performed some of the story's most lethal attacks, such as Tenjou no Kasai and Shirohasu Senpuukyaku.
  • I Call It "Vera": has this relationship with her turret buddy, whom she calls Rensouhou-kun, just like in the game. Except, in the context of this story, Rensouhou-kun can spot enemies, calculate ballistics information for Amatsukaze, and can even use her assault rifle to cover her in combat.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Does this when she tries to get the others to leave her behind after taking crippling damage from Shimakaze at Atlanta.
  • Necessary Drawback: while not explicitly mentioned at all in the story, the stat sheet gives her a "cost" rating of 4 when the vast majority of destroyers won't ever have cost ratings over 2 (it's more comparable to cruiser levels of resource consumption), so it's implied that for how strong of a destroyer she is, Amatsukaze typically consumes more food, steel, bauxite, and fuel than her peers. Also mentioned in the stat sheet is her level cap: while most other destroyers have max levels of anywhere between 90 to 120, Amatsukaze is capped at 75.
  • Playing with Fire: thanks to her Ignition Glove, a special glove that burns at will. If she uses a navitasium cube, her Ignition Glove has up to two more tiers of strength.
  • Shoot the Bullet: more like kicking it...and not just a bullet, either. She pulls this off in chapter 149, when an NDP tank fires a 120mm round at her, and she jumps up and kicks it away.
  • Shoutout: she seems to be fond of using a few of Ken Masters' attacks from Street Fighter, like the Shinryuken and Guren Senpuukyaku (renamed Shirohasu Senpuukyaku).
    • She gains a new ability through Damon's YRC called Illusion, the same one used by Fox in the Super Smash Bros. series.
    • she uses Sakazaki Ryo's Shin Tenchi Haou-Ken punch to defeat an enemy light cruiser in chapter 366.
  • Those Two Girls: with Shimakaze. While her relationship with her is known in the game, in this story, Amatsukaze and Shimakaze both view each other as sisters, especially before Damon acquires more Kagerou-Class destroyers for his fleet. And because they're the two fastest ship girls in the fleet, they're practically always sortieing together as a tag-team duo to break enemy lines for the rest of the fleet.
  • Tsundere: shows signs of this when she mentions after Damon saves the fleet from Blackwood that she no longer minds it too much if Damon keeps calling her Amy, something she always hated prior to this event.
  • Weapon of Choice: the H&K-416 assault rifle that she uses for much of the story.

    Asashio-Class 
  • Super Mode: with Damon's YRC, all Asashio-Class members so far gain access to protocols that they didn't have before.
  • Support Party Member: the Asashio-Class members, like the Mutsuki-Class, have access to defensive support abilities that focus on keeping other allies alive, but some of their abilities also help their allies fight better against their enemies.

Asashio

  • Animal Motifs: her new Cerberus Protocol portrays her as houndlike, just like the Shiratsuyu-Class, perhaps due to the ingame fanbase's comparisons of her unfailing loyalty to the Admiral to that of a dog.
  • Cool Big Sis: possesses the Eldest of Kin passive ability that grants small combat bonuses to her sisters in combat.
  • Determinator: her Endurance rating is 9, with a Will rating of 70%. Asashio even has this trope as a passive ability that gives her major conditional endurance-related bonuses to reinforce this, and she maintains a unique status of being the only ship girl who can still sortie at 100% fatigue.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Asashio accidentally ends up fatally shooting an innocent civilian man just trying to defend his home from Asashio when she breaks in in search of mercenary enemies to capture and interrogate. See below for more details.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: in chapter 313, Asashio charges into a house in the suburbs in Midwest City during the second phase of Operation No Exit after being tipped off by Enterprise, who alerts whole fleet to signatures detected throughout the suburbs. A civilian man with a double-barreled shotgun comes out to defend his home when he hears Asashio breaking in through the living room window, and Asashio ends up shooting him in the stomach, fatally wounding him, and shortly after, the man's pregnant wife comes out after hearing the shot and begins to grieve for her dying husband. Asashio slowly realizes that she's just shot an innocent civilian instead of an enemy mercenary and, needless to say, reacts extremely poorly to the situation.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: is always loyal to whoever is her designated Admiral, even to the Harper family during her time at Nashville, but she learns after joining the Combined Fleet that some people do not deserve to be obeyed. Nevertheless, this trait is cemented as a passive ability in her entry in the stat sheet that gives her combat bonuses for fighting with any commanding human of the fleet.
  • Oh, Crap!: this is her reaction in its purest form when she witnesses her sister Arashio punch her other sister Kasumi through two houses and almost a third.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: naturally, as a result of the incident mentioned above, Asashio becomes extremely depressed at her actions and tries to apologize to the wife of the civilian man she's shot on accident, but the woman rejects her apology and yells her into cowering silence.
  • Serious Business: whenever she talks, Asashio always means what she says, even through her Cerberus Protocol, even when she's asking for a cheek rub.
  • Super Mode: her new Cerberus Protocol visibly changes her appearance by making her hair longer and giving her doggie hair ears, but her new combat capabilities are yet to be explored.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: ties in with Oh, Crap!, as the narration explicitly describes her reaction to Arashio punching Kasumi in this manner.

Arashio

  • Accidental Murder: in chapter 313, when she punches Kasumi so hard that she goes through several houses, at the third and last house, Kasumi ends up slamming into a mercenary through a window so hard that his head gets impaled against a doorknob. Ouch.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Arashio loses both of her arms that get shot off when she gets hit by fifteen cruiser shells in chapter 335.
  • An Ice Person: with her newly acquired Storm Protocol, she can fire special ice shells from her cannons that, instead of exploding on contact against an opponent, will pierce Abyssal armor. She's also able to use her Ice Storm attack because of it as well.
  • Blow You Away: gains wind powers thanks to her Storm Protocol.
  • Break the Cutie: possesses the Scarred passive debuff due to her status as a "victim" ship girl of Nashville.
    • The Power of Love: but the debuffs she suffers because of this can be negated if she deploys with at least one ship sister into combat.
  • Defiant to the End: in chapter 335, Arashio realizes too late that her tunnel-visioning on a wounded Ta-Class battleship to finish her off has caused her to break off away from her comrades and dive too deep into Abyssal waters, causing her to get surrounded. She decides to go after her original target anyway and successfully snipes both the Ta-Class and an accompanying Ru-Class battleship and tries her best to resist the overwhelming force of Abyssals before going down.
  • Megaton Punch: perhaps the strongest (or at least the rawest) such punch seen in the whole story, Arashio punches Kasumi so hard that the latter is sent through a grand total of six layers of house walling before an unfortunate enemy mercenary helps stop her by cushioning her against a door that's behind him - and Kasumi pays him back by accidentally stabbing his head against the doorknob so hard that it impales his brain.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: in chapter 313, Arashio shatters her own personality by punching Kasumi through two houses and almost a third.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Arashio has always been portrayed as a somewhat more tragic but otherwise true-to-canon ship girl in the story (but again, like many other minor characters in the story, this may simply be because the narration hasn't been able to flesh out her character as much as others), but what Kasumi said in chapter 313 clearly makes her pissed off enough to send her own ship sister flying through a couple of houses.
  • Shock and Awe: demonstrates a small capacity for electricity with her Storm Protocol, but given its description in chapter 335, it doesn't seem like this is Arashio's forte.
  • Shoutout: given her name and her new Storm Protocol, she's most likely giving one to Storm of the Marvel Universe.
    • indeed, in chapter 335, she uses Storm's Ice Storm super from Marvel vs. Capcom 3, albeit probably a smaller version of it.
  • Tranquil Fury: perhaps turned Up to Eleven, even. After making Kasumi blast off, she begins to apologize to the wife when New Jersey comes in to investigate the great crashing noises in the house that they are in.
  • Troll: does this to Kasumi at the end of chapter 295, when she takes a picture with her eyes of Kasumi half-heartedly making a Banzai cheer with Asashio and saves it to her hard drive. Kasumi isn't very pleased.

Kasumi

  • Dash Attack: performs one in chapter 367, attacking a Ri-Class heavy cruiser with a bit of a Flash Step maneuver that doesn't take her very far, but it allows her to cause the Ri-Class to explode in white haze and severely disables her, allowing Kasumi to finish her off.
  • Everyone Has Standards: even Kasumi can't stand Akebono's constant antipathy towards Damon, as demonstrated in chapter 280.
  • Game of Chicken: in chapter 313, an enemy Humvee driver operates his vehicle to run Kasumi over in the water utility plant. Kasumi, being a ship girl, doesn't back down, and the mercenary, not knowing just what Kasumi is, charges at her anyway. You should already know how this one ends.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: gets stabbed by a Ne-Class's claws in chapter 367 that severs her spine, but luckily for her, Harusame and Umikaze are nearby, whom Asashio calls to administer rapid healing to Kasumi to get her back into the fight.
  • Improvised Weapon: in chapter 335, Kasumi tears off one of the lower teeth of a Ho-Class cruiser and uses it to slash it nearly to death. Since it seems like Smartsteel blades can harm Smartsteel armor, why not take it from your enemy?
  • Jerkass: just like Akebono, Kasumi stays true to her ingame rendition and is quite hostile towards Damon, but since Akebono seems to be given more of the spotlight throughout the story, Kasumi's behavior tends to get overshadowed by Akebono's.
  • Megaton Punch: in above-mentioned Game of Chicken with the enemy Humvee, she sends the Humvee flying fifty meters backwards and causes it to land upside down on the ground.
  • Sadistic Choice: Kasumi puts the wife of the innocent civilian man whom Asashio has accidentally shot at gunpoint and gives her this - except the one that Kasumi gives only has one choice.
  • Seen It All: this is part of her argument with the wife of the civilian man whom Asashio shoots on accident in chapter 313. Kasumi argues with her that if she's trying to essentially guilt-trip them over her dying husband, it won't work, because Kasumi and her sisters have seen all that war has to offer and thus have lost more than the woman ever will.
    Kasumi: "We've lost more friends and comrades than you have friends, period! You think we need to care about you losing your husband?!"
  • Shoutout: when the story narration is describing the moments just before the Game of Chicken that Kasumi has with the enemy Humvee, it explicitly calls her "a goddamn destroyer and a half."
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: just like Akebono, she too has the Shitmouth passive ability that gives her trivial combat bonuses at the penalty of a double fatigue gain rate and small insanity gain rate when deployed with Damon.
  • Tsundere: is this to her sisters, and probably one to Damon, as of the later chapters, anyway.

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    Yuugumo-Class 

  • Support Party Member: the Yuugumo-Class members have access to unique abilities that enhance the potency of resources consumed mid-fight, depending on the type of resource consumed.

Naganami

  • Deadly Gas: in chapter 378, she and her squadron are defeated by a surge of Inner Circle reinforcements who then subject them to Nova Gas, a specifically manufactured biological weapon intended to attack ship girls because the gas targets their Smartsteel cells.
  • Fangirl: averted, she has made no such mention of Tanaka Raizou, her warship-era captain, throughout the story, not even in her Fleet Log.
  • Hot-Blooded: subverted, she's not nearly as hot-blooded as she is ingame, though she has no problem making friends with Shimakaze (who herself is more level-headed in this story too). Though, not having any of her ship sisters around in the fleet to hang out with might have something to do with this.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: specifically, I Just Want To Have My Sisters. At the time of her introduction to the fleet, Naganami is the only one of the Yuugumo-Class to be present, and it takes over a hundred and fifty chapters for the next Yuugumo-Class, Asashimo, to come along. Naturally, Naganami is upset by this and feels isolated, but luckily Shimakaze was there to befriend her in her sisters' places.
  • Meaningful Name: her YRC power allows her to hurl waves of black and pink energy from her left and right arms, respectively. Naganami's name in English literally means "long waves".
  • Shoutout: [[spoiler:her YRC power is called the Wave Motion Guns.
  • Tears of Blood: one of the results of being exposed to Nova Gas.

Asashimo

  • An Ice Person: can now use frost-based powers with her contract.
  • Boom, Headshot!: her kills with her hidden wristwatch blade have to be this, or otherwise hit vital areas on her enemies.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: she somehow fell into the possession of the Typewriters, a local Inner Chicago gang with a vendetta against New Chicago and its people, and was conducting burglaries on various gun shops like the Full Metal Jacket that Damon is a frequent patron of before she got captured.
  • Deadly Gas: in chapter 378, she and her squadron are defeated by a surge of Inner Circle reinforcements who then subject them to Nova Gas, a specifically manufactured biological weapon intended to attack ship girls because the gas targets their Smartsteel cells.
  • Invisibility Cloak: downplayed. The new hood on her uniform lets her erase her own presence from outlying electronic detection measures, but she herself is still perfectly visible.
  • Meaningful Name: her YRC power allows her to fire off blasts of frost from her hands. Asashimo's name in English literally means "morning frost".
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: also a Shout-out to Assassin's Creed: "Rest in peace, bitch."
  • Shoutout: to Assassin's Creed during her introduction to the story, as she appears wearing a hooded cape and wields an under-wrist blade capable of piercing Smartsteel armor, as Yuudachi finds out the hard way. And for Operation 300, she receives a hood on her uniform that probably makes her look like an Assassin and keeps her underwrist blade.
    • and in chapter 301, she actually does fight like an Assassin.
    • her YRC power is called the Winter's Howl.
  • The Sneaky Guy: chapter 300 reveals that Asashimo gets a special hood sewn onto her uniform that removes her presence from radar and other electronic peripherals.
  • Tears of Blood: one of the results of being exposed to Nova Gas.

    Independent/Single-Member Classes 

Shimakaze

  • Adaptation Personality Change: highly in contrast to both her ingame and anime renditions, she's much less of a Boisterous Bruiser and a Cloudcuckoolander and, like Murasame, takes her role in the fleet quite seriously, especially because she's the fastest ship girl in the fleet and she knows it. In contrast to other Kantai Collection works and fanworks, in this story, she's much less of a Jerkass as well, able to befriend Naganami when the latter joins the fleet and make her feel at home in the fleet when Naganami has no sister of her own from the Yuugumo-Class with her at the moment.
  • Attack Drone: what her Rensouhou-chan turret buddies are, just like in the anime. However, in the story, because they're like miniature mobile firing platforms, Shimakaze can get very creative with how she sets up artillery strikes with them, including throwing them all up into the air and performing a Death from Above with cannon shells. In addition, unlike Amatsukaze, Shimakaze possesses a gearbox, but it's completely nonfunctional in terms of combat capability and is strictly used to carry her turrets around on her back.
  • Close-Range Combatant: is this even more so than Amatsukaze. Basically, whatever Amatsukaze can do, Shimakaze can (technically) do better, minus the fire attacks that Amatsukaze can pull off.
  • Eye Scream: loses her eyesight in chapter 382 when a Ne-Class catches her off-guard and claws her face, hitting her eyes in the process and destroying them.
  • Fragile Speedster: practically the embodiment of this in the fleet. Unlike her ingame rendition, according to the stat sheet, she's got lower than average hit points, almost nonexistent armor points, and a miserable defense rating. However, when normally the max rating for any category is 9, Shimakaze has a 15 in speed and a 10 in endurance, with maxed-out ratings in agility and reflexes. She even has a unique, specialized reactor that's been built just for her, an upgraded and more efficient version of Amatsukaze's Atalantian Reactor, called the Atalantian Reactor Mk. II, that gives her the speed that she's known for.
  • Glass Cannon: just like her sister and ties in with Fragile Speedster. When they first meet, she defeats Amatsukaze by subjecting her to a case of Impaled with Extreme Prejudice by thrusting her arm through her chest, crippling her.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: seemingly averted in this story compared to the 4koma and other fanworks. While it is true that Shimakaze usually only hangs out with Amatsukaze most of the time and almost exclusively fights with her in battle, she doesn't seem to show any difficulty in interacting with others. She also has a special friendship with Naganami, most likely due to their historic relationship.
  • Necessary Drawback: while not explicitly mentioned at all in the story, the stat sheet gives her a "cost" rating of 4 when the vast majority of destroyers won't ever have cost ratings over 2 (it's more comparable to cruiser levels of resource consumption), so it's implied that for how strong of a destroyer she is, Shimakaze, like Amatsukaze, typically consumes more food, steel, bauxite, and fuel than her peers. And also just like Amatsukaze, according to the stat sheet, Shimakaze has a much lower than average level cap, even lower than Amatsukaze at 50.
  • Shoutout: her Chiron Step attack is the Hero Skill of Achilles in Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest.
  • Those Two Girls: with Amatsukaze. While her relationship with her is known in the game, in this story, Shimakaze and Amatsukaze both view each other as sisters. Shimakaze even cements this by affectionately calling Amatsukaze "Amatsu-nee". And because they're the two fastest ship girls in the fleet, they're practically always sortieing together as a tag-team duo to break enemy lines for the rest of the fleet.
  • Weapon of Choice: to fit her role as a Close-Range Combatant, shows an apparent affinity for combat shotguns, such as the AA-12 automatic shotgun or the Kel-Tec KSG-12 pump action.

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