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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. This also applies to a potential character sheet made for the upcoming Victory Belles as well.


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Abercrombie

English monitor as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Backpack Cannon: how she carries her huge, oversized cannons, which, for some reason, aren't downscaled like everyone else's guns.
  • Blinding Bangs: how her hair usually is in her standard CG.
  • Cool Hat: wears an olive green beret.
  • Death Ray: her ultimate ability, Rhongomiant, fires a huge laser that damages everything in its path.
  • Hair Decorations: wears two green side ribbons and a pair of metal cat ears of sorts that may serve as her radar.
  • Hidden Buxom: as her damaged CG reveals...
  • Joke Character: subverted. Her stats are very lackluster, but what makes her valuable is the ultimate ability that she possesses.
  • Shoutout: her Rhongomiant ultimate ability is one to Kay's hero skill in Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest.
  • Status Ailment: her Rhongomiant attack inflicts several status debuffs to anyone who survives the attack, such as less effective armor, more slowly regenerating shields, and stun.

Amethyst

English sloop-of-war as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Back Stab: her Silent Step ability has an additional side effect that gives her a +30% damage boost to all weapons for 10 seconds when she attacks out of Silent Step in exchange for her noise suppression system ending its stealth effects.
  • Critical Hit: Amethyst's abilities focus on these, in a system of mechanics where critical hits aren't very prominent. Her own personal ability, Amethyst, gives herself a 10% chance to deal an immediate +50% extra damage to any attack at all times.
  • Determinator: she's got an 8 in endurance.
  • Eyepatch of Power: wears one over her left eye, with a purple crosshair on it.
  • Fragile Speedster: a less than average defense at 5, a great 8 in speed, and average destroyer health ratings.
  • Hair Decorations: black hairband with a black cloth and a small cluster of purple jewels and a pair of red ribbons.
  • Hair Intakes: they're set more forward on her head than most examples.
  • Magical Eye: her left eye can grant up to nine allies (not including herself) a 10% chance to land a critical hit that instantly adds 25% extra damage to any attack.
  • Ojou Ringlets: what her Hair Intakes turn into down towards the ends.
  • Parasol of Pain: on top of looking stylish and matching her uniform's color scheme, it also serves as her radar peripheral station and, as her damaged CG reveals, can even launch torpedoes out from underneath it.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: subverted - she's got the blonde hair, but instead of blue eyes, they're red.
  • Purple Is Powerful: she's clad head to toe in purple.
  • Shoutout: has three prominent ones.
    • her Silent Step ability is one to Caveira's ability of the same name from Rainbow Six Siege.
      • her Silent Step is also a double-shoutout to the Amethyst Incident in Real Life, in which she had had to escape control of the People's Liberation Army by sailing some 167 km and bypassing Chinese ships and coastal defenses flawlessly.
    • one of her passive abilities, Amethyst, is one to an item of the same name in Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest that gives a 10% chance to land a critical hit.
    • Simon, the name of her magical left eye, is also another Real Life shoutout to Simon, the cat who served aboard her from 1948-1949 as the unofficial ship mascot.
  • Stealth Expert: she possesses a special ability similar to Sendai's noise-suppression system that also silences Amethyst's movement noises, though instead of completely getting rid of them, it simply makes her movement noises extremely hard to hear, effectively making her silent.
  • Support Party Member: as seen in the entries above, Amethyst's abilities center on giving her allies critical hit chances to boost their damage, albeit rather unreliably.

Bulldog

English destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Badass Longcoat: it makes her look like a Cambridge professor, according to her in-story description.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: smokes a short, stubby pipe. She is most definitely not a gentleman, however.
  • Double Weapon: the switchblades she uses have blades on both ends, one white and one black.
  • Dual Wielding: she uses two double-bladed switchblades as her melee weapons.
  • Gender-Blender Name: certainly most English girls wouldn't be named Bulldog.
  • Minidress of Power: except it's not a minidress, but a very big sweater.
  • Nice Hat: wears a small black bowler hat that looks like it could fall off her head at any moment.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: subverted, she's got the blonde hair, but instead of blue eyes, she's got steely gray ones.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: but instead of on her head, she wears the Union Jack as an oversized sweater. The sweater is so big that it hides whatever she's wearing on her lower body - probably short-shorts.

Glowworm

English destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Alternate Universe: Glowworm's image of being a cute private school student who looks like she goes to Hogwarts thanks to her black wand that glows green gets butchered into one of being a ship girl who throws semtex grenades around and fights like hell.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Glowworm's semtex grenades will ignore armor and deal triple shield damage against anything they affect.
  • Determinator: her endurance stat is a staggering 9. Her Will and CDR ratings are no slouches either, at 60% each.
    • her passive ability, Slugger, is similar to Kawakaze's, but hers gives Glowworm +6 to all combat stats and a passive -20% reduction to all forms of incoming damage while she is fighting while outnumbered or when fighting a ship type stronger than herself.
  • Hair Decorations: has two black radar-like hair ornaments that tie up her twintails for her.
  • Instant Bandages: in her damaged CG, she's got a bandaid on her head. Teeters on Pointless Bandaid territory because she's seen to be hit around her body, not her head.
  • Minidress of Power: this time, Glowworm's got a private school student's uniform on her, and the top sweater is enough to clear her waist...barely, as usual.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: classic blonde and blue eyes, though her eyes seem to have pink center pupils.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: wears a relatively thick red and black one.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: her explosive traits revolve around her ability to make semtex grenades with a small metal pouch that she carries with her at all times, and these semtex grenades she can set off remotely with the wand that she carries with her.
  • Twin Tails: blonde ones.
  • You Are Number 6: subverted, Glowworm doesn't go by her pennant number, H-92, but she does have it stamped on her right thigh, as her CG's reveal.

Jackal

English destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Prydwen, Jackal's unique ability, disables enemy shields in a 25 meter radius from Jackal when activated.
  • Close-Range Combatant: being a destroyer, having talons capable of tearing through Smartsteel, ranking a 10 in speed and an 8 in endurance, and a default 50% skill in unarmed and small melee combat make her this.
  • Culture Equals Costume: subverted. She wears a standard J-Class ship girl uniform (or at least she shares one with Javelin, another J-Class destroyer), but over it she wears a shawl over her left shoulder and traditional gold jewelry on her ears, hair, and scalp. And in her damaged CG, her uniform gets torn to reveal her underclothes, and instead of a bra, she wears a black and gold sash.
  • Determinator: a big 8 in endurance and 70% in both Will and CDR. She needs these, considering her defense doesn't exist.
  • Dumb Muscle: fights like an animal but only has a 3 in intelligence, but then again it could be the same case as Yuudachi's.
  • Eye Colour Change: as a result of getting damaged, her eyes turn from gray to gold in her damaged CG.
  • Flaming Hair: subverted, the end of her hair can be seen ignited on fire in her damaged CG but her entire hair isn't on fire. It's also somewhat difficult to tell whether or not it's her own hair igniting itself on fire, or if that fire was caused by the shells she took from battle to get damaged.
  • Fragile Speedster: a huge 10 in speed, but a pitiful defense rating of 0, only 50 armor points, and 700 hit points. These are practically submarine-tier health ratings.
  • Glass Cannon: a whopping 10 in attack, but a nonexistent defense rating of 0.
  • Glowing Eyes: in her damaged CG, her left eye begin to burn with a topaz haze.
  • Hair Decorations: wears gold jewelry to accentuate her traditional image.
  • Improbable Weapon User: she wears her torpedo launchers over her wrists as wrist braces, and on them are triple-pronged gold claws.
  • Little Bit Beastly: she's got jackal ears.
  • Meaningful Name: Jackal slightly resembles a jackal with the ears and claws but more importantly fights like one.
  • Minidress of Power: the uniform that the J-Class destroyers share have pleated blue skirts that barely clear their waists.
  • Multicolored Hair: she normally has pale tan and black hair, patterned in a similar manner to a jackal's coat of fur.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: in her damaged CG, her hair goes from pale tan and black to all black.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: in her damaged CG, she gains long black hair, a sign of her beastliness emerging in her damaged state.
  • Shoutout: her special ability is Prydwen, which is one to Palamedes' ability of the same name in Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: in her damaged CG.
  • Support Party Member: her Prydwen ability grants all allies (including herself) a temporary 1000 health buffer within 10 meters.
  • You Are Number 6: subverted, Jackal doesn't go by her pennant number, F-22, but she does have it stamped on her left thigh, as her damaged CG reveals.

Javelin

English destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Alternate Universe: the torpedo-launching mast that she carries in her CG's ingame is instead replaced by an actual javelin that not only launches torpedoes but also serves as the medium for Javelin to execute her most powerful attack, Clarent.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: her javelin is able to pierce enemy shields and bypasses 80% of enemy's shields. It also even has a 5% chance to completely shatter an enemy's shields with an attack. Her Clarent attack also goes through and destroys shields.
  • The Berserker: her passive ability, Mutiny, allows her to enter a frenzied state if she drops below 50% health, but when she enters this state, Javelin will not listen to any order issued to her and will attack any enemy at will.
  • Blade on a Stick / Improbable Weapon User: she uses a mechanical javelin called the L-61 that also serves as a torpedo launcher (and can deploy a massive beam cannon). Of note, Javelin in Warship Girls does carry a mast with loaded torpedoes on its end, but it is not a bladed weapon itself.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: subverted; like Kaga, Javelin is saved before her own Abyssalization conversion was completed, so like Kaga, she now exists as a partial-Abyssal ship girl. But while she's still in her right mind, she can and will definitely get crazy if it comes down to it.
  • Critical Hit: one of the only examples in the story's mechanics to have an explicitly mentioned critical hit mechanic, Javelin's Clarent attack has a set 10% chance to score a critical hit on an enemy that's hit by it that forces them to take 50% extra damage than usual.
  • Deadly Upgrade: has three ways to put her instantly at death's door, so to speak:
    • her Mutiny passive ability gives her +5 speed, +25% agility and reflex, and +50% attack speed, but not only will she be unable to follow any orders given to her, but she will automatically gain +50% fatigue and +10% insanity once Mutiny wears off.
    • when she gets Abyssalized, her Javelin, also Abyssalized, now powers up her Clarent ultimate ability by instantly doubling the amount of damage it deals at will, but in exchange, Javelin gets instantly put on 99% fatigue and insanity.
    • Javelin also has the same Abyssalization upgrade drawbacks as Shoukaku and Kaga.
  • Death Ray: her Clarent ability. It will explicitly evaporate any enemy that cannot withstand its damage output, and given what it's based off of, it more or less looks like a giant frickin' laser beam when deployed.
  • Empathic Weapon: because Javelin gets Abyssalized too like Kaga and Shoukaku during the fleet's operations in Germany, her javelin also gets Abyssalized and is implied to behave similarly to Kaga's and Shoukaku's Abyssal sniper rifles.
  • Hair Decorations: she wears a white and red headband.
  • Having a Blast: she has access to amphibious torpedoes, and her Abyssalized L-61 Javelin can even produce explosions of its own without torpedoes.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: during the fleet's operations in Germany, when a detachment of British ship girls including Javelin gets sent down to the northern coast of Germany to investigate Abyssal activities, Javelin, hit by a torpedo, stays behind so that everyone else can escape, using her Clarent attack to delay the Abyssals but ends up getting captured herself.
  • High-Class Glass: she wears a gold-lens monocle over her left eye, but it's a targeting monocle that assists her in combat acquiring targets for her weapons.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: her combat starts are all either average or above average at 6's and 7's, except for her intelligence, which is a humble 4.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Javelin is one of the only ship girls in the story who uses amphibious torpedoes that can travel either through the air or through the water. U-511 is the only other one who uses torpedoes like these.
  • Minidress of Power: the uniform that the J-Class destroyers share have pleated blue skirts that barely clear their waists. In Javelin's case, you can even see her pennant number stamped on her thigh even without resorting to looking at her damaged CG because that's how short her dress is.
  • Multicolored Hair: has gradient pink-to-peach hair.
  • Parrying Bullets: her javelin allows her to parry incoming attacks while taking none of the temporary health damage that normal parries for everyone else will incur.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: technically she's a blonde, and with blue eyes to boot.
  • Shoutout:
    • her Mutiny passive ability is one to her Real Life counterpart that had a mutiny aboard her that took place on October 17, 1945.
    • her Clarent ability is one to Mordred's Hero Skill of the same name as seen in Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest.
  • You Are Number 6: subverted, Javelin doesn't go by her pennant number, G-61, but she does have it stamped on her left thigh, as her CG's reveal.

Juno

English destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Charisma: her two best stats are 8's in both negotiation and charisma.
  • Cool Crown: wears a tiara decorated by white flowers and adorned with a clear veil.
  • Custom Uniform: compared to her sister Jackal, anyway. Juno's uniform has flower petal-like coattails and a clear coattail behind her that all hang from her waist.
  • Flower in Her Hair: her tiara is decorated with white flowers on both sides.
  • Fragile Speedster: not to the extent that her sister Jackal is, but having a mere 3 in defense, an above-average 7 in speed, and slightly less-than-average armor and health qualifies.
  • Hair Decorations: wears a clear veil on her head held up by a gold tiara.
  • Life Drain: her unique ability, Cat's Cradle, allows her to lifesteal to heal herself back up to 50% health when she attacks an enemy with a melee attack. Considering that she can only use this ability when her health drops down below 30% health, this is a welcome side effect for her.
  • Minidress of Power: the uniform that the J-Class destroyers share have pleated blue skirts that barely clear their waists.
  • One-Hit Kill: her unique ability also allows her to one-shot a single enemy target.
  • You Are Number 6: subverted, Juno doesn't go by her pennant number, F-46, but she does have it stamped on her left thigh, as her damaged CG reveals, much like her sisters Jackal and Javelin.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: has short light lavender hair.

Jervis

Nubian

English destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Bare Your Midriff: as a result of her traditional attire.
  • Culture Equals Costume: wears the traditional attire of the Nubian people in Africa.
  • Hair Decorations: wears a small gold laurel on her head and long gold earrings that peek out from underneath her shemagh.
  • Nice Hat: not a hat, per se, but she wears a red shemagh.
  • Statuesque Stunner: she's described to be very tall for a destroyer, rivaling the heavy cruisers or capital ship girls in terms of height.
  • Tribal Face Paint: not too much, but she does have several stripes of red and blue paint underneath the corners of her eyes on her cheeks.

Rawalpindi

English Armed Merchant Cruiser as depicted in Victory Belles.

Roberts

English monitor as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Backpack Cannon: how she carries her huge, oversized cannons - which differs from her canon self, who is depicted riding her gun instead.
  • Cool Hat: wears an olive green beret.
  • Death Ray: her ultimate ability, Rhongomiant, fires a huge laser that damages everything in its path. She shares this ability with her sister Abercrombie.
  • Hair Decorations: wears two green side ribbons and a pair of metal cat ears of sorts that may serve as her radar.
  • Joke Character: subverted. Her stats are very lackluster, but what makes her valuable is the ultimate ability that she possesses.
  • Shoutout: her Rhongomiant ultimate ability is one to Kay's hero skill in Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest.
  • Status Ailment: her Rhongomiant attack inflicts several status debuffs to anyone who survives the attack, such as less effective armor, more slowly regenerating shields, and stun.

Arethusa

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: she comes dressed as a prim and proper British naval officer - save for the minidress.
  • Cool Hat: wears a naval officer's peaked hat.
  • Escort Mission: Arethusa's unique passive ability gives her temporary stat increases whenever she is escorting another ally. As an added bonus, her ally also gets an armor and health buffer for her escort duration.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: certainly matches her white hair.
  • Master of All: all of her stats except for her cost are 8's, making her a very powerful light cruiser right off the bat on stats alone.
  • Minidress of Power: white pleated skirt with red lines.
  • Shoutout: she's based on an original concept design by dakku (ogitsune)'s HMS Arethusa.
  • Support Party Member: her second passive ability allows her to issue orders to her allies if they are either regular soldiers or ship girls who are beneath her in ship type tier. When she does this, all allies under her command gain +10% all combat attributes and a +1 to a single random combat stat.

Belfast

English light cruiser as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Culture Equals Costume: she is wearing what appears to be traditional English attire.
  • Hair Decorations: she's got what look like a pair of green sea stars on the right side of her scalp on her hair.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: she wears a small leather corset around her abdomen and torso.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: perhaps a grade B, but that's going off her CG. It's possible that, if viewing her normally, her blue skirt is long enough to hide the portions of thighs above her green boots. (And would boots even count in place of thigh-highs?)

Exeter

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: she shares the same uniform as Arethusa, which is unusual because normally, only ship sisters share uniforms.
  • Cool Hat: wears a naval officer's peaked hat, like Arethusa.
  • Determinator: she is the Determinator in the entire British fleet. 80% Will, a maxed out CDR, and the cherry on top, a colossal 15 in endurance. No one can surpass Exeter in terms of raw endurance.
  • Mighty Glacier: subverted, she does have a 9 in defense, but she's also got an 8 in speed, so she's not necessarily slow.
  • Minidress of Power: white pleated skirt with red lines, same as Arethusa.
  • Necessary Drawback: in exchange for her immense stats and health, Exeter suffers the same drawback as Amagi does in which she has a very measly 200 armor points, which is destroyer-tier armor on a heavy cruiser.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: presumed averted, as both Exeters appear in chapter 341 as part of Queen Sarah's consort during the Transatlantic Alliance conference.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: subverted; she has darker blonde hair and green eyes instead of blue.
  • Shoutout: she's based on an original concept design by dakku (ogitsune)'s HMS Exeter.
    • her whole Trigger passive condition is one to her sinking in Real Life.
  • Situational Damage Attack: Exeter's passive ability makes her situationally very dangerous to enemy battleships by giving her critical hit chances and much more lethal headshot bonuses against them.
  • Trauma Button: as a result of her Real Life sinking at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Exeter is very reluctant to serve alongside Japanese ship girls and suffers -2 all stats if she must. If she deploys specifically with any of the ship girls whose Real Life counterparts were involved in the battle in which she'd sunk, Exeter loses another -1 all stats. In order to prevent any stat loss, she must deploy with either Ikazuchi or Inazuma.

Exeter

English heavy cruiser as seen in Victory Belles.

Conqueror

  • Alcohol: her favorite kind is scotch.
  • Guest Fighter: in-universe. The British ship girls are not truly loyal to the fleet and have only joined on because they wish to sail the world and see all that the world has to offer, and being a part of the Combined Fleet, which regularly travels abroad for missions all over the world, is the easiest and most fitting way to do so; they are even explicitly allowed to return to England in the case of homeland emergencies, when their assistance is sorely needed in case of a foreign invasion on English soil, for example.
  • The Musketeer: All Orion-class battleships and Erin carry and use sabres in conjunction with infantry firearms and their naval cannons, contrasting with the Warspites who don't use guns in infantry actions.
  • Noodle Incident: along with Kongou, she and Thunderer were present at one bloody incident in which the Re-Class apparently painted a town red because one of the Inner Circle personnel in the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer refused to give her some fuel.
  • Royal Rapier: not a rapier, per se, but a cavalry officer's sabre made of Smartsteel capable of Parrying Bullets and cannon shells, to the extent that they can cut incoming cannon shells in half.
  • Shoutout: the basic character designs of the entire Orion-Class are taken from those created by siirakannu.
    • mimics the Warden's execution from For Honor in chapter 301.

Erin

  • BFG: uses a light machine gun, an L86-A2 Light Support Weapon, as her primary firearm for land engagements.
  • Boom, Headshot!: executes an enemy He-Class by slicing half of its head off with her sabre.
  • Deadpan Snarker: in chapter 300, she makes two, an all-time record: one at Wakamiya and one at Warspite.
  • Guest Fighter: in-universe. The British ship girls are not truly loyal to the fleet and have only joined on because they wish to sail the world and see all that the world has to offer, and being a part of the Combined Fleet, which regularly travels abroad for missions all over the world, is the easiest and most fitting way to do so; they are even explicitly allowed to return to England in the case of homeland emergencies, when their assistance is sorely needed in case of a foreign invasion on English soil, for example.
  • Immune to Flinching: Erin's passive ability Hardline prevents her from ever flinching in battle.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Damon finds out that she's very much so this when he talks to her at New Chicago. Erin explains that this is because historically, she felt isolated as a warship and didn't feel like she ever really interacted with other ships that much.
  • Like Cannot Cut Like: averted in Erin's case: her passive ability Hardline specifically gives her an additional 25% damage buff when attacking enemy battleships.
  • Mighty Glacier: slightly zig-zagged by her entry in the stat sheet: she has 12s in attack, defense, and intelligence and a 10 in endurance, but a 1 in speed. At the same time, while she has the highest armor point rating in the whole fleet at 3000, she only has an abysmal 1000 hit points, the lowest for any battleship in the fleet. There are destroyers in the fleet who have more hit points than she does.
  • The Musketeer: uses guns and a Smartsteel rapier, just like the Orion-Class.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't speak much.
  • Royal Rapier: uses a Smartsteel sabre that the Orion-Class also use.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Erin is explicitly stated to be the shortest battleship among the British battleships who join Damon's fleet after Operation London, yet there's no reason why her ship guns are any smaller than her peers', plus she even uses a machine gun as her primary firearm while most of the Orion-Class use L85-A2 assault rifles.
  • Shoutout: like the Orion-Class, the basic character design Erin is taken from that created by siirakannu.
  • Status-Buff Dispel: Erin has an inversion of this with her passive ability Hardline, which makes her completely immune to all enemy debuffs.

Monarch

  • Alcohol: her favorite kind is whiskey.
  • Deadpan Snarker: frequently makes quips and witty remarks to those around her based off what she happens to hear. It helps break her usual The Stoic mold.
  • Guest Fighter: in-universe. The British ship girls are not truly loyal to the fleet and have only joined on because they wish to sail the world and see all that the world has to offer, and being a part of the Combined Fleet, which regularly travels abroad for missions all over the world, is the easiest and most fitting way to do so; they are even explicitly allowed to return to England in the case of homeland emergencies, when their assistance is sorely needed in case of a foreign invasion on English soil, for example.
  • The Musketeer: All Orion-class battleships and Erin carry and use sabres in conjunction with infantry firearms and their naval cannons, contrasting with the Warspites who don't use guns in infantry actions.
  • Royal Rapier: not a rapier, per se, but a cavalry officer's sabre made of Smartsteel capable of Parrying Bullets and cannon shells, to the extent that they can cut incoming cannon shells in half.
  • Shoutout: the basic character designs of the entire Orion-Class are taken from those created by siirakannu.
    • When she describes the Abyssals:
  • The Stoic: always professional and level-headed. Except for when she trolls people.
  • Troll: chapter 185 firmly establishes her as this, as she loves to tease the hell out of her older sister Orion and encourages Damon's own trolling of Orion when ginger ale gets involved.

Orion

  • Alcohol: her favorite kind is rum.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: is subjected to one when Damon orders her NOT to drink any ginger ale when his cousin delivers a fresh, cold case of the beverage to them. Her response?
    Orion: "You are utterly cruel! Did your country not compose its founding documents to include the outlawing of cruel and unusual punishments?!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: makes a few quips of her own from time to time.
  • Guest Fighter: in-universe. The British ship girls are not truly loyal to the fleet and have only joined on because they wish to sail the world and see all that the world has to offer, and being a part of the Combined Fleet, which regularly travels abroad for missions all over the world, is the easiest and most fitting way to do so; they are even explicitly allowed to return to England in the case of homeland emergencies, when their assistance is sorely needed in case of a foreign invasion on English soil, for example.
  • Hidden Depths: while she and her sisters all have taken a good liking to ginger ale during their stay in Chicago, Orion loves the stuff to the point where her sisters tease her over it whenever they get the chance.
  • Lampshade Hanging:
    • points out the absurdity of the giant lindworm controlled by the Abyssal.
    • also wonders why outdated World War I battleships like herself and her sisters would be chosen as ship girl candidates and constructed. This being said, the introduction of H.M.S. Warspite, both canon and in-story, makes this lampshade hanging quite amusing.
  • The Musketeer: All Orion-class battleships and Erin carry and use sabres in conjunction with infantry firearms and their naval cannons, contrasting with the Warspites who don't use guns in infantry actions.
  • Noodle Incident: not one that she herself was involved in, but her sisters Conqueror and Thunderer were, along with Kongou: the Re-Class apparently painted a town red because one of the Inner Circle personnel in the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer refused to give her some fuel.
  • Royal Rapier: not a rapier, per se, but a cavalry officer's sabre made of Smartsteel capable of Parrying Bullets and cannon shells, to the extent that they can cut incoming cannon shells in half.
  • Shoutout: the basic character designs of the entire Orion-Class are taken from those created by siirakannu.

Prince Of Wales

  • Allohistorical Allusion: in light of recent events in-story, Prince of Wales wonders why England didn't leave the European Union sooner.
  • Determinator: while her actual endurance stat is only above average at 7, her unique passive ability called "Adrenaline" gives her extra bonus stats and restores a chunk of her armor and health every five minutes that she is in combat, and these bonuses stack up to an hour's worth of fighting.
  • Gender-Blender Name: while many of the English ship girls have cases of this, Prince of Wales takes the cake because, well, she's being called a prince.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: perhaps because of her rather cold demeanor.
  • Interservice Rivalry: she seems to have an aversion to the army, going off a comment she's made about why ship girls should bother using infantry weapons when they have big ship guns that suit them much better.
  • Lady of War: looks like a fancy British noblewoman.
  • Shoutout: she is taken from an original design concept by mamo williams (warning: link is NSFW!).
  • Situational Damage Attack: she has a special Revenge passive ability that allows her to deal extra damage against carriers and planes.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: she's described to be even shorter than Erin, perhaps being the shortest battleship girl in the story.
  • The Smart Guy: an impressive 13 in intelligence.

Renown

  • Determinator: a big 9 in endurance.
  • Hair Decorations: has a red hairband that ties up her hair into a bun.
  • Lady of War: dresses nicely and is one of the strongest battleships in the story in terms of raw health and defense.
  • Lightning Bruiser: she's a battlecruiser and has a speed rating of 11, along with a 70% in Reflex and 60% in Agility.. She's also got a 10 in defense to make her all the more dangerous.
  • Like Cannot Cut Like: averted for Renown as well: she deals 15% extra damage against other battleships.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: to accentuate her image as a Lady of War.
  • Shoutout: her design is based off an original concept by nano.
    • this is due to the fact that the author had put Renown and Repulse into the story before their Warship Girls versions were released.
  • Situational Damage Attack: Renown's first attack when ambushing an enemy will deal +300% extra damage thanks to her Prowler passive ability.
  • Stone Wall: is this with 2100 armor and 2000 health, reinforced with 10 defense and 9 endurance. She also happens to have 11 speed, but that's just a cherry on top.
  • Veteran Unit: the story classifies her as this with the passive condition "World Warrior" that gives her several major combat buffs.

Repulse

  • Determinator: an even bigger 11 in endurance.
  • High-Speed Missile Dodge: her Slip Step passive ability allows her to physically see incoming torpedoes so that she can dodge them more easily. And even if she does get hit by them, she's got an innate 30% chance to simply disarm them the moment they touch her.
  • Lady of War: just like her sister Renown; they basically have the same "uniform".
  • Lightning Bruiser: she's a battlecruiser and has a speed rating of 11, along with a 70% in Reflex and 80% in Agility.. She's also got a 10 in defense to make her all the more dangerous.
  • Like Cannot Cut Like: averted for Renown as well: she deals 15% extra damage against other battleships.
  • Situational Damage Attack: Repulse's first attack when ambushing an enemy will deal +300% extra damage thanks to her Prowler passive ability.
    • her Revenge passive ability also gives her extra damage against enemy planes and against enemy carriers.
  • Stone Wall: is this with 2100 armor and 2000 health, reinforced with 10 defense and 11 endurance. She also happens to have 11 speed, but that's just a cherry on top.
  • Veteran Unit: the story classifies her as this with the passive condition "World Warrior" that gives her several major combat buffs.

Rodney

  • Braids of Action: has a long braided ponytail.
  • Charisma: a 9 in charisma. Having an 8 in negotiation also helps.
  • Determinator: a huge 17 in endurance alone. Also noteworthy is the fact that she is one of the only few characters in the story to have a negative insanity rating at -30%.
  • Lady of War: in a professional sense; she's described to appear like a professor from an English college.
  • Mighty Glacier: 11 in defense and a very comfortable 3000 hit point pool, but a 3 in speed.
  • Minidress of Power: a plain pleated and checkered skirt. Granted, it looks much more modest than the skirts most other girls wear, if they do.
  • Shoutout: she is taken from an original concept design by yorktown cv-5.
  • Veteran Unit: cemented as a passive ability that grants her several strong status buffs and immunities and an EXP boost for allies operating with her.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Thunderer

  • Alcohol: her favorite kind is tequila.
  • Analogy Backfire: when she makes her Badass Boast of "Our torpedoes will blot out the sun", she realizes that they're now operating at night, so her metaphor doesn't really work anymore. Besides, how are torpedoes supposed to blot out the sun while underwater?
  • BFG: uses a light machine gun, an L86-A2 Light Support Weapon, as her primary firearm for land engagements.
  • Guest Fighter: in-universe. The British ship girls are not truly loyal to the fleet and have only joined on because they wish to sail the world and see all that the world has to offer, and being a part of the Combined Fleet, which regularly travels abroad for missions all over the world, is the easiest and most fitting way to do so; they are even explicitly allowed to return to England in the case of homeland emergencies, when their assistance is sorely needed in case of a foreign invasion on English soil, for example.
  • The Musketeer: All Orion-class battleships and Erin carry and use sabres in conjunction with infantry firearms and their naval cannons, contrasting with the Warspites who don't use guns in infantry actions.
  • Noodle Incident: along with Kongou, she and Conqueror were present at one bloody incident in which the Re-Class apparently painted a town red because one of the Inner Circle personnel in the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer refused to give her some fuel.
  • Royal Rapier: not a rapier, per se, but a cavalry officer's sabre made of Smartsteel capable of Parrying Bullets and cannon shells, to the extent that they can cut incoming cannon shells in half.
  • Shoutout: the basic character designs of the entire Orion-Class are taken from those created by siirakannu.
    • given the staggering amount of torpedo power the Combined Fleet has, with even the battleships equipped with double torpedo launcher modules, this is what she says:
    • mimics the Orochi's execution from For Honor in chapter 301.

Tiger

  • Determinator: an 8 in endurance and one of the few ship girls in the story to have a negative insanity rating at -10%.
  • Lady of War: like Prince of Wales, she looks like an English noblewoman with guns on her back.
  • Little Bit Beastly: she has visible canine fangs, and she wears a tiger-stripe shawl to go with the rest of her attire.
  • Shoutout: she is taken from an original design concept by flak (aaa's room), three years before Kantai Collection was even released.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: matches her dress, too.

Warspite (Warship Girls version)

The ship girl incarnation of the H.M.S. Warspite, pennant number 03.

  • Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age: while not explicitly mentioned on her part, seeing that she never uses a gun for the entirety of the assault on Whiskey Hotel, it's safe to assume that she shares this view with the other Warspite, in contrast with her contemporaries the Orions who have no such qualms.
  • In-Series Nickname: goes by "Winifred" whenever she's together with the other Warspite for the sake of ease of differentiation.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: averted, both Warspites are introduced together in the story, even, in chapter 249 at the start of the final attack on Whiskey Hotel.
  • Ojou: carries herself with the air of an elegant, high-class English noblewoman, though she's definitely a level haughtier than the other Warspite.
  • Parrying Bullets: how she's compelled to fight when attacked by gunfighters.
  • Royal Rapier: a Shoutout to Lucina's sword from Fire Emblem and shares the same name, the Parallel Falchion.

Warspite (canon version)

  • Affectionate Nickname: gets called "Wicky" by Iris, based off her first nickname, Wikolia.
  • Calling Your Attacks: pretty much does this for every special attack she performs with her Falchion.
  • Cool Chair: averted from the game - Warspite has no such chair in this story, as she's seen standing whenever she fights.
  • Chess: is seen playing chess with Iowa in chapter 268.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: issues Iowa (canon) one of these after the two Warspites defeat her together, which Iowa is all too glad to accept.
  • Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age: explicitly states in chapter 249 when Damon offers to give her his submachine gun for her to use that she feels that using guns for her is "unseemly", in contrast with her contemporaries the Orions who have no such qualms.
  • Flash Step: like Wisconsin, she uses this to be mobile with her sword.
  • Gratuitous Latin: a very small example: she utters the phrase "in terra", which means "on land" when she's talking about her decision to remain faithful to her sword as her only weapon during land engagements. Warspite is the only person in the entire story who's included even a smidgen of Latin in her speech, possibly as an indication of her gentlewomanly British persona.
  • Guest Fighter: in-universe. The British ship girls are not truly loyal to the fleet and have only joined on because they wish to sail the world and see all that the world has to offer, and being a part of the Combined Fleet, which regularly travels abroad for missions all over the world, is the easiest and most fitting way to do so; they are even explicitly allowed to return to England in the case of homeland emergencies, when their assistance is sorely needed in case of a foreign invasion on English soil, for example.
  • Hidden Depths: when she speaks with Damon in chapter 267, she reveals to him that her current fear with being a recent newcomer to the fleet is coping with possible feelings of homesickness as time goes on.
  • In-Series Nickname: goes by "Wikolia" whenever she's together with the other Warspite for the sake of ease of differentiation.
  • Lady of War: even more so than her ingame rendition: not only does she serve in a long-range battleship bombardment against the White House, but she's a talented swordwoman who refuses to stoop to the level of using firearms in land combat and almost matches Iowa's levels of Minnesota Nice.
  • Lightning Bruiser: even though she's very much so a battleship and can run through bullets like they're BB pellets, she's also very quick and agile, as she needs to be in order to fight with just her sword as her personal creed dictates.
  • Ludicrous Melee Accuracy: uses her Tipper attack to land a Diagonal Cut onto Iowa (canon) during their fight and slashes her down the chest, perfectly in between her breasts. Since Iowa (canon) has an impressive, let's say, upper hull armor, and given the size of Warspite's Falchion, assuming it's more or less the same as the one it's referencing, it's a mystery how Warspite even lands a hit like that.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: averted, both Warspites are introduced together in the story, even, in chapter 249 at the start of the final attack on Whiskey Hotel.
  • Repressed Memories: the thought of her wartime crews who served aboard her during her times of active warship service in both world wars brings Warspite to tears in chapter 267.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: just barely a week after she was implemented ingame, like Graf Zeppelin before her, Warspite finds her way into this story as well.
  • Royal Rapier: a Shoutout to Marth's sword from Fire Emblem and shares the same name, the Falchion.
  • Ojou: carries herself with the air of an elegant, high-class English noblewoman, and she seems to be considerably more polite than the other Warspite. Given her design as recently implemented in the game, this practically comes as no surprise.
  • Parrying Bullets: how she's compelled to fight when attacked by gunfighters.
  • Shoutout: an obvious one for anyone who is into competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee: Warspite (canon) executes an attack called Tipper and hits Iowa with the tip of her Falchion in a downwards slash down to the floor, sending Iowa flying and hitting a wall so hard she bounces off it, all references to Marth's forward smash attack ingame and his special Tipper mechanic that inflicts absurdly higher knockback than usual.
    • she uses Marth's down-B counter in chapter 300 and his neutral aerial attack in chapter 301. She also uses Orie's Sacred Arrow and Divine Thrust attacks from Under Night In-Birth.
    • also has one for Dudley from Street Fighter IV, as the one attack she employs during the assault on Whiskey Hotel that doesn't involve her sword is called the Corkscrew Cross, Dudley's Ultra II combo.
  • Staff of Authority: averted from the game, like her Coronation Chair - Warspite in this story has not yet shown either her scepter or orb at all, as her only depicted piece of equipment is her Falchion.

Ark Royal

English carrier as seen in Victory Belles.

Illustrious

Victorious

  • Archer Archetype: one of the few carriers in the story to actually wield a bow-type weapon.
  • Cool Hat: wears a Royal Navy officer's peaked hat.
  • Girlish Pigtails: has these to differentiate herself from her sister.
  • Minidress of Power: a dark pleated one.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: pale blonde hair and muddy blue eyes.
  • Retro Upgrade: she uses modernized English longbows that come with an infrared laser pointing module, a sound suppression system to silence its shots, and an airstrike/artillery laser designator.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A, like her sister.

Swordfish

    Germany 

Z-1 Leberecht Maass

  • The Ace: much like the Shiratsuyu-Class of the Combined Fleet, the German destroyers have very high armor and health points and strong base stats in their entries in the stat sheet. They also have the highest level caps of any destroyer in the story thus introduced at 150.
  • Badass Bandolier: she carries a large bandolier of magazines for her HG-40 around her waist.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: Lebe uses a modernized WWII-era MP-40 submachine gun with a 40-round magazine.
  • Germanic Efficiency: reinforced in the passive ability "German Engineering" that all German ship girls share, which allows all of them to have their fatigue and insanity gain rates reduced by 50%.
  • Gratuitous German: averted, all foreign ship girls are fluent in their own native languages.
  • Necessary Drawback: besides their Triggers, both Z-1 and Z-3 have a Cost rating of 3, as opposed to the usual 1 or 2 required by Japanese ship girls.
  • Poirot Speak: subverted, the German ship girls only use a few German words sprinkled in their English speech.
  • Shoutout: her primary firearm is the HG-40, a modernized MP-40, and it's one to the DLC weapon of the same name seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
  • Took a Level in Badass: all the German ship girls are down-to-Earth and all business. When they're assigned to fight with the Combined Fleet once they arrive in Germany to assist them in their conflict against the NDP, all the German ship girls get to work and fight alongside Japanese and British ship girls alike.
  • Trauma Button: all German ship girls have some kind of passive debuff, perhaps as a Necessary Drawback to prevent them from being overly superior stats-wise. For Z-1, this comes in the form of taking double damage from airstrikes, a reference to the demise of her Real Life counterpart.

Z-3 Max Schultz

  • The Ace: much like the Shiratsuyu-Class of the Combined Fleet, the German destroyers have very high armor and health points and strong base stats in their entries in the stat sheet. They also have the highest level caps of any destroyer in the story thus introduced at 150.
  • Determinator: a 9 in endurance.
  • Germanic Efficiency: reinforced in the passive ability "German Engineering" that all German ship girls share, which allows all of them to have their fatigue and insanity gain rates reduced by 50%.
  • Gratuitous German: averted, all foreign ship girls are fluent in their own native languages.
  • Guns Akimbo: she uses two MP7-A2 submachine guns as her firearms of choice, each to shoot one-handed.
  • Necessary Drawback: besides their Triggers, both Z-1 and Z-3 have a Cost rating of 3, as opposed to the usual 1 or 2 required by Japanese ship girls.
  • Poirot Speak: subverted, the German ship girls only use a few German words sprinkled in their English speech.
  • Trauma Button: all German ship girls have some kind of passive debuff, perhaps as a Necessary Drawback to prevent them from being overly superior stats-wise. For Z-3, this comes in the form of taking double damage from naval mines and +25% from torpedoes.
  • Took a Level in Badass: all the German ship girls are down-to-Earth and all business. When they're assigned to fight with the Combined Fleet once they arrive in Germany to assist them in their conflict against the NDP, all the German ship girls get to work and fight alongside Japanese and British ship girls alike.
  • Unorthodox Reload: Max wears a special utility belt that has two forward magazine ejection ports so that when she requires a reload for her MP7-A2 submachine guns, all she needs to do is throw the spent magazines out, fit the bottoms of the mag receivers against the ejection ports of her belt at her sides, and let her belt reload her guns for her so that the only manual part of her reloading would be to load the first bullet. Just so that she doesn't have to go through this trouble, Max will always shoot her guns in such a way that she will always have the last bullet in each gun remaining in the chambers so that she won't have to load their chambers manually.

Prinz Eugen

  • Big Sister Worship: heavily subverted; she still calls Bismarck "schweister", or sister in German, but she's nowhere near the Fangirl that she is in canon.
  • Blood Knight: subverted; she doesn't show any particular enthusiasm for fighting, but she shows no hesitation towards it either.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: Prinz Eugen uses a modernized STG-44 rechambered for the 7.62x39mm round and is implied to have a top rail to take modern combat optics like an ACOG/RMR.
  • Genki Girl: subverted, there's no explicit mention of her acting this way during the few amounts of narration that do focus on her.
  • Germanic Efficiency: reinforced in the passive ability "German Engineering" that all German ship girls share, which allows all of them to have their fatigue and insanity gain rates reduced by 50%.
  • Poirot Speak: subverted, she only sprinkles a few German words into her English here and there.
  • Support Party Member: her Field Marshal passive ability lets her give her allies faster lock-on, more damage against those particular locked-on targets, and temporary combat stats if they are fighting in front of her upwards of 500 meters.
  • Took a Level in Badass: all the German ship girls are down-to-Earth and all business. When they're assigned to fight with the Combined Fleet once they arrive in Germany to assist them in their conflict against the NDP, all the German ship girls get to work and fight alongside Japanese and British ship girls alike.
  • Trauma Button: all German ship girls have some kind of passive debuff, perhaps as a Necessary Drawback to prevent them from being overly superior stats-wise. For Prinz Eugen, this comes in the form of radiation phobia; she will refuse to deploy anywhere where there is a significant radiation presence, and this, too, is a reference to her Real Life counterpart's demise as a test target in Operation Crossroads.

Bismarck

  • The Ace: Bismarck can be considered a candidate for the strongest overall battleship in the story with 2000 armor points, 4000 health points, and 10's in all stats across the board, with the obvious exception of Cost, which is a 9, but seriously, who cares about that.
  • BFG: her MG-42 deployable machine gun.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: she uses a modernized MG-42 as her primary firearm.
  • Bullet Catch: she catches a 120mm tank shell with her bare hand in chapter 149.
  • Determinator: a big 10 in endurance.
  • Germanic Efficiency: reinforced in the passive ability "German Engineering" that all German ship girls share, which allows all of them to have their fatigue and insanity gain rates reduced by 50%.
  • Gratuitous German: averted, all foreign ship girls are fluent in their own native languages.
  • Lightning Bruiser: just look at her stats! She'd even count for Mighty Glacier, too, if her speed wasn't also a 10. She's as tanky as Amagi, but with actual armor points to protect the health as well.
  • Poirot Speak: subverted, the German ship girls only use a few German words sprinkled in their English speech.
  • Took a Level in Badass: all the German ship girls are down-to-Earth and all business. When they're assigned to fight with the Combined Fleet once they arrive in Germany to assist them in their conflict against the NDP, all the German ship girls get to work and fight alongside Japanese and British ship girls alike.
  • Trauma Button: all German ship girls have some kind of passive debuff, perhaps as a Necessary Drawback to prevent them from being overly superior stats-wise. For Bismarck, this comes in the form of taking additional damage from airstrikes and torpedoes, a reference to her Real Life counterpart that was crippled in an airstrike.

Graf Zeppelin

  • The Ace: her stats, armor and health points, and maximum level cap are all much stronger than the average carrier from the Combined Fleet.
  • Cards of Power: she keeps her canon design of using cards as her plane holders, but in this story, she no longer needs a flight deck to launch her planes and can simply deploy them by throwing the cards straight into the air, and the cards will turn into planes mid-flight.
    • Death Dealer: Graf is also mentioned to be proficient in using these same cards as weapons, much like Damon used metal-studded playing cards as weapons during Operation Charlotte.
  • Cold Sniper: speaks little and carries an FN Ballista sniper rifle that's got her own uniform color scheme on it as a weapon skin. She does warm up significantly whenever she's around Akagi, though.
  • Germanic Efficiency: reinforced in the passive ability "German Engineering" that all German ship girls share, which allows all of them to have their fatigue and insanity gain rates reduced by 50%.
  • Gratuitous German: averted, all foreign ship girls are fluent in their own native languages.
  • Long-Range Fighter: amongst the German ship girls, and with good reason, since she's a carrier.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: she considers Akagi to be her mother due to their Real Life historical connections. Kaga doesn't seem like she enjoys that when she hears of it.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: she also has a unique way of launching planes like Wakamiya and Enterprise by throwing cards into the air and deploying her planes directly into combat.
  • Poirot Speak: subverted, the German ship girls only use a few German words sprinkled in their English speech.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: taken and put from the game into the story with due time after her implementation.
  • Scope Snipe: pulls one of these off in chapter 147.
  • Sempai/Kohai: averted; Graf instead sees Akagi as her mother instead. This makes Kaga want to hunt down the father.
  • Shoutout: her Ballista sniper rifle is one to the rifle of the same name featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
  • Support Party Member: her Count passive ability gives fellow friendly carriers buffs to their planes' stats.
  • Took a Level in Badass: all the German ship girls are down-to-Earth and all business. When they're assigned to fight with the Combined Fleet once they arrive in Germany to assist them in their conflict against the NDP, all the German ship girls get to work and fight alongside Japanese and British ship girls alike.
  • Trauma Button: all German ship girls have some kind of passive debuff, perhaps as a Necessary Drawback to prevent them from being overly superior stats-wise. For Graf, this comes in the forms of decreased combat performance when she herself loses HP, if she witnesses other carriers sink, or if something bad happens to Akagi.

U-511

  • The Ace: amongst submarine girls. Her stats, as are all German ship girls', are leaps and bounds better than any other submarine's, and her armor point, health point, and maximum level cap ratings are easily on par with a destroyer's.
  • Cold Sniper: more like soft-spoken, but one nonetheless.
  • Fighting Your Friend: she gets called in by Blackwood to neutralize the American ship girls who go in to secure the DSM in Westminster, Virginia, so that Blackwood and his forces can capture them...but then again, U-511 has never met these four and thus would never know that they were working with Damon.
  • Germanic Efficiency: reinforced in the passive ability "German Engineering" that all German ship girls share, which allows all of them to have their fatigue and insanity gain rates reduced by 50%.
  • Poirot Speak: subverted, the German ship girls only use a few German words sprinkled in their English speech. U-511 may be the most frequent user of this, but that's probably only because she happens to have the most screen time in the story.
  • Shoutout: while the other submarines only reference the Ghost's Cloaking ability, U-511 practically is a Ghost: on top her own personal Cloaking, she carries the C-10 Canister Rifle (which itself is a Mythology Gag to the Alternate Universe Ambience: Platoon (Moebius Four) storyline) that's capable of small arms fire and deploying Lockdown amphibious torpedoes. Several dialogue lines of hers are even taken straight from the Ghost's dialogue lines.
  • Took a Level in Badass: all the German ship girls are down-to-Earth and all business. When they're assigned to fight with the Combined Fleet once they arrive in Germany to assist them in their conflict against the NDP, all the German ship girls get to work and fight alongside Japanese and British ship girls alike. U-511 especially takes the cake for this, if only for the fact that her role as a Ghost and the sheer utility of her Canister Rifle has her seeing a lot more diverse action than the rest of her fellow German ship girls do.
  • Trauma Button: all German ship girls have some kind of passive debuff, perhaps as a Necessary Drawback to prevent them from being overly superior stats-wise. For U-511, this comes in the form of suffering huge insanity penalties if she witnesses or comes to hear of another German ship girl sinking.

    United States 

Johnston

The ship girl incarnation of the U.S.S. Johnston, DD-557.

  • Affectionate Nickname: both New Jersey and Haida call Johnston "Johnny", which, so far, she seems to accept or at least tolerate.
  • An Axe to Grind: not just one, mind you. She's described when she arrives at MAPS to join the fleet to be wearing an entire collection of them, including war hatchets, tomahawks, and combat axes. She takes this Up to Eleven because she wears sets of them around her thighs like bandoliers.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: with Haida, naturally. In chapter 313, in particular, they demonstrate this.
  • Badass Bandolier: not for bullets, but for tomahawks.
  • Badass Native: built with a much darker skin tone than the more fair-skinned Japanese or American ship girls, comparable to that of Musashi's, to reflect the Cherokee and Creek heritage of her wartime captain, Lt. Commander Ernest Edwin Evans. She also makes her appearance fully geared for war, and among her personal arsenal is a collection of not combat knives, but war hatchets and tomahawks.
    • to further reinforce her Native American identity, in chapter 335, when Johnston uses her black electricity, she utters, "Anagalisgv", the Cherokee word for "lightning".
  • Foreshadowing: at the end of chapter 266, the final segment depicts a short dialogue between two people, who are shortly joined by Eagle. Now that Haida and Johnston are introduced, those two people at the end of chapter 266 are none other than Haida and Johnston, judging by Haida's "eh" Verbal Tic and Johnston's handling of a war hatchet.
  • Friendly Enemy: many of the Japanese warships Johnston faced during the Battle off Samar are indeed part of Damon's fleet, but the one who dares to approach her is none other than Kongou, who offers to show Johnston and Haida around the base. Funnily enough, Johnston doesn't recognize her when they meet in person, so Kongou has to remind her who she is (Kongou had shot Johnston with several shells but failed to sink her, because her armor-piercing shells, while they did cut Johnston's speed in half by passing through her engine room, failed to detonate on her armorless hull).
  • Gender-Blender Name: Johnston, and to an even greater extent, her nickname of Johnny. She doesn't seem to mind, though.
  • Mythology Gag: she first appeared over a year and a half prior to her introduction to this story in another Kantai Collection fanfic written by the same author, titled "Firebirds 3".
  • Odd Friendship: with Haida, because they had been built and activated at the same time by Lukenstor. She denies seeing her as a friend, but she still hangs around her during the fleet's beach day.
  • Red Baron: in-story: when she arrives, Murakumo reveals that Johnston's last stand in the war immortalized her even among them as a legendary destroyer who dared to do - and did - the impossible. This is a reference to the fact that Johnston's survivors witnessed several Japanese officers paying their respects to Johnston as she sank by saluting. Though, the sudden and unexpected introduction of Johnston to the fleet cause a fair bit of awkwardness, as the Japanese ship girls could never have predicted Johnston being reincarnated again as a ship girl like themselves.
  • Shock and Awe: Johnston demonstrates her elemental power, black lightning, in chapter 335 by executing two Abyssal cruisers by holding them by their necks and electrocuting them.
  • Shoutout: her uniform is based on u-tan (timerush90)'s Johnston design.
  • The Stoic: She hasn't cracked a single smile ever since joining the fleet, and she seems dead serious all the time. She also shoots down the praise that Haida and New Jersey give regarding her legendary last stand at Samar during the war, saying that duty was and continues to be her primary motivation to fight. On top of this, when she gets accused of trying to be humble, she shoots that down too, saying that humbleness has nothing to do with the willingness to serve her country.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: in chapter 295, she reveals that her tomahawks are actually rigged as disguised improvised explosives, as she's seen throwing one at a helicopter that lodges itself into the cockpit window and then exploding it with a remote detonator.
    • Johnston also shows that, in chapter 335, she can remotely detonate her IED combat axes and tomahawks without a remote detonator by simply sending a wireless signal to her blades from her main processing unit.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: with an axe, in Johnston's case - in chapter 287, during the search and destroy ALMA training simulation, Johnston trades a kill with Mutsuki by hurling her tomahawk at her.
    • during the fleet assault on the Little Rock Air Force Base, she throws an explosive tomahawk up at an enemy attack helicopter and blows it up.
    • in chapter 313, Johnston throws two of them in complete opposite directions, at the same time, while she's taking shots from enemies from both sides to plant her two combat axes in them and blow them up, taking out a large number of enemies.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: she speaks with a noticeable Cherokee Native American accent while her English is perfectly fluent, and Damon doesn't recognize it and is compelled to ask her what it is.

Heywood L. Edwards

  • Bandage Babe: she wears gauze around her hands like fingerless gloves.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: Edwards and Leary are especially notable not only because of their unique eye colors but also for the fact that they are the first two "original" character designs that the author hasn't either cribbed entirely or taken inspiration from other pre-existing media, minus the exception of the common uniform that they share with their previously introduced ship sister, Johnston.
  • Demolitions Expert: while not as explicit of an example as her sister Leary, Edwards does have a rifle with an undermounted grenade launcher and deploys sticky bombs.
  • Gender-Blender Name: not only is she referred to officially as "Edwards", but like Johnston before her, even her nickname is "Eddie".
  • Gratuitous Japanese: averted, due to her service as a loaner destroyer in the JMSDF a decade and a half after World War II, Edwards is now fluent in Japanese.
  • Meaningful Name: her Japanese name when she served with the JMSDF, Ariake, means "Daybreak". It's a very subtle connection, but her eyes are the colors of the sky during a clear daybreak.
  • Shoutout: her Winchester Model 1887 and her sticky bombs are one to the mercenary Fletcher of Dirty Bomb. They even share names (Edwards being a destroyer of the Fletcher-Class).
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: like Yorktown, uses a Winchester Model 1887 as one of her two primary weapons.
  • Technicolor Eyes: she has gradient dark to sky-blue eyes.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Edwards uses throwable sticky bombs as part of her explosives arsenal, along with an undermounted grenade launcher on her assault rifle.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: has a low one.

Richard P. Leary

  • Badass Bandolier: Leary carries bandoliers of several types of 40mm grenades strapped around her chest and waist.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: Edwards and Leary are especially notable not only because of their unique eye colors but also for the fact that they are the first two "original" character designs that the author hasn't either cribbed entirely or taken inspiration from other pre-existing media, minus the exception of the common uniform that they share with their previously introduced ship sister, Johnston.
  • Demolitions Expert: the most standout example so far in the fleet - it's rather hard to miss her bandoliers of grenades all around her body, her assault rifle that has an undermounted grenade launcher, and the M-32 grenade-launcher that she comes with.
  • Gender-Blender Name: not only is she referred to officially as "Leary", but like Johnston and Edwards before her, even her nickname is "Richie".
  • Gratuitous Japanese: averted, due to her service as a loaner destroyer in the JMSDF a decade and a half after World War II, Leary is now fluent in Japanese.
  • Meaningful Name: her Japanese name when she served with the JMSDF, Yuugure, means "Autumn Twilight". And just like Edwards, the connection is in the colors of her eyes - which change colors of autumn every few moments.
  • Technicolor Eyes: the most extreme example in the fleet, Leary has iridescent eyes that slowly transition colors every few moments.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: has a high one to contrast with Edwards'.

Iowa (Pacific World War IIUS Navy Shipgirls version)

The ship girl incarnation of the U.S.S. Iowa, BB-61.

  • Chess: is seen playing chess with Warspite in chapter 268.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has this reaction in chapter 239 to Toshi, Damon's pet puppy they picked up from Houston. Aoba and Damon even lampshade this.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • it's stated that Iowa, Wisconsin, Yorktown, and Enterprise all know how to speak Japanese fluently, and it's yet to be explained why they learned Japanese and how.
    • Iowa and Wisconsin have learned how to sew during their time before joining the Combined Fleet.
    • apparently, she and the veteran American ship girls are all quite adept at riding horses, having learned the skill out of necessity during the Federation War, as chapter 294 shows.
  • Horse Archer: becomes this in chapter 294 - except with rifles.
  • Minnesota Nice: She is unfailingly good-natured and polite.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: averted first in chapter 247, when the two Iowas meet for the first time, and later when they wind up being allies in the same fleet.
  • Ojou: fits this persona with her persistent politeness in behavior and speech.
  • Reluctant Warrior: she's very insistent on not hurting any Americans because she doesn't like the idea of shooting her own people, including the policemen of Chicago during one of their missions. Oddly enough, she's fine with shooting the Secret Service agents, but this may be because she sees them as Blackwood's personal defense force and that they must be eliminated if they get in the way.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: when Damon, Samidare, and Suzukaze pass her while visiting the U.S.S. Alabama (before Damon technically knows who she is), she's depicted sitting with one standing next to her, a shotgun-umbrella, no less. She's yet to use it in combat, though - but in chapter 242, she's finally seen using it, an Ithaca Model 37 pump-action, in combat.
  • Shoutout: she's seen reading Man After Man near the U.S.S. Alabama.
  • Veteran Unit: she was part of Seal Team Six (different from Sanford's Seal Team Six), the elite Navy Seal Team that comprised of the four American ship girls and !Samidare, who served throughout the first half of the nuclear apocalypse defending the United States from both human and Abyssal attackers during the Federation War and the Typhoon Wars.

Iowa (canon version)

  • Allohistorical Allusion: at one point during the fleet's holiday in New Chicago, she's seen wearing a shirt that says,"I MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN".
  • BFG: her Chain SAW LMG. The variant she's using requires her to hold and fire it at the hip, like she's carrying a minigun.
  • Big Damn Heroes: pulls one off to interrupt Damon's and Blackwood's fight and manages to barely save his life by knocking aside the shot Blackwood intended to fire at Damon's head and buys him time to pull out the karambit that Blackwood's stabbed him with and throw it back at him to kill him.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the most endowed ship girls and, being a battleship, monstrously strong, even fighting barehanded in melee.
    • in chapter 315, this is taken to the literal extreme when an M109-A7 Howitzers's secondary machine gun shoots her with .50 BMG rounds. Iris takes the bullets in such a way that they mostly hit her in the breasts. Justified, as Iris herself testifies, the human female breast is made of mostly fatty tissue and thus has no serious repercussion of being damaged - but of course, she can only do this because she's a ship girl.
  • Defector from Decadence: as evidenced by her intervention in the fight between Damon and Blackwood, as she must have actively rebelled against her own command prompt that forces her to recognize Blackwood as her Admiral in order to fight him.
  • Determinator: near the end of Damon's fight with Blackwood, she forces her way into the lab in which the two are fighting to intervene by herself under the influence of an EMP field without the help of her ship strength (because she's forced to turn it off just to be able to get inside the lab without completely succumbing to the EMP field in the first place) and fistfights Blackwood even though she's at severe disadvantages against him. And when you realize that she's probably still got that sword wound received from Warspite, on top of being tired out from fighting against the Warspites before this, it's quite apparent that Iowa is really fighting up a slope when she intervenes at the time she does.
  • Feel No Pain: Mogami asks Iris if it didn't hurt getting shot by all those machine gun bullets. Iris says that as a battleship, those bullets are nothing.
  • Gratuitous English: naturally averted, seeing the trend of the story's depiction of ship girls.
  • Horse Archer: becomes this in chapter 294 - except with a grenade-lobbing machine gun.
  • In Harm's Way: while she doesn't try to get herself in harm's way, when danger comes to her in chapter 313 in the form of an enemy mortar strike, she seems to have a good time carrying Kagerou under her arm like a passenger and running out of the killzone.
  • In-Series Nickname: Goes by "Iris" as of chapter 252 in order to distinguish herself from the brunette one.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: she and Warspite (Wikolia) grow quite close.
  • More Dakka: carries three firearms into battle when most ship girls only bother with two: the KAC Chain SAW, the Armsel Striker, and the Desert Eagle Mk. XIX.
    • in chapter 334, when she and New Jersey deploy their ship armaments, part of their ship loadouts is an M61-A3 Vulcan Autocannon.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: averted first in chapter 247, when the two Iowas meet for the first time, and later when they wind up being allies in the same fleet.
  • The Nicknamer: just like Damon, she seems to like doling out nicknames to her friends. Kongou becomes "Konnie", and Warspite becomes "Wicky".
  • Plucky Girl: after joining the Combined Fleet, she's always this.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She demonstrates no eagerness to fight under Blackwood's orders even as she prepares to do so.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: wields an Armsel Striker high-capacity shotgun as her secondary firearm.
  • Shoutout: while she's become good friends with the rest of the American ship girls and some of the battleships, Iris is especially close with Warspite and Kongou, for whom she has nicknames for, relationships that quite a few other fan artists ship.
    • her primary firearm, the KAC Chain SAW light machine gun, is one to the Chainsaw featured in Call of Duty: Ghosts, right down to its operating style and its ability to accept an undermounted M-203 grenade launcher.
  • Sweet Tooth: her favorite ice cream is rainbow sherbet.
  • Taking the Bullet: in chapter 315, when capturing the last enemy mortar site, Iris blocks a number of .50 BMG machine gun shots for Mogami since it's better for someone like her to tank the hits. What happens next is a different story...
  • Unexpected Character: Iowa having two separate ship girl incarnations existing at the same time, with the sole precedent of Samidare having both !Samidare and Samidare only because of explicit outside supernatural intervention saving the former's life when she should have died giving birth to the latter, probably caught a lot of readers off guard.

New Jersey

The ship girl incarnation of USS New Jersey, BB-62. Or she would be if her body had actually been completed. Now she's stuck in her original body as a sapient programme, at least until she finally got a shipgirl body shown on-screen in chapter 284.

  • Amazonian Beauty: One of the first things we are told about her shipgirl body is that she is tall and muscular.
  • BFG: lugs an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon into combat as her primary firearm.
  • Composite Character: in this story, New Jersey is the fusion of two independent fanmade designs: one by jeanex as part of the Pacific: World War II US Navy Shipgirls project and one by Belated Battleships, another Kantai Collection fanfiction.
  • The Glomp: after being introduced to her new Admiral, New Jersey glomps all of her ship sisters.
  • Guns Akimbo: at one point during their package recovery mission in chapter 294, New Jersey jumps into the second floor of a barn to clear it of hostiles and enters with her SPAS-12 in one hand and her Desert Eagle in the other.
  • Handcannon: she has a customized Desert Eagle that sports an ornate gold dragon design along its slide, and the narrative also calls it the Black Dragon, the same as J's nickname.
  • Healing Hands: demonstrates this ability at the end of chapter 313, when she heals the civilian man whom Asashio has shot on accident thinking that he was an enemy mercenary of his otherwise fatal stomach gunshot wound. When you think about it, doesn't someone else have the power to heal with black flames, too...?
  • Heal It with Fire: ties in with the above, for natural reasons. But it appears that, unlike another certain someone, New Jersey is able to completely heal the man's fatal wound without any consequence or side effect.
  • Horse Archer: becomes this in chapter 294 - except with a machine gun.
  • In-Series Nickname: when Suzukaze first meets her at Philadelphia, New Jersey tells her to call her "J", since calling her New Jersey every time can get tiring really fast. When she joins the fleet in chapter 284, she tells Damon to do the same.
  • More Dakka: carries three firearms into battle when most ship girls only bother with two: the M-249 SAW, the Franchi SPAS-12, and the Desert Eagle Mk. XIX.
    • in chapter 334, when she and Iris deploy their ship armaments, part of their ship loadouts is an M61-A3 Vulcan Autocannon.
  • My Card: what she hands to the wife of the civilian man whom Asashio has shot in chapter 313, saying that all the property and health damage done will be fully covered.
  • Odd Friendship: with Suzukaze, to people who don't know their relationship. Indeed, it would be a little odd to the Japanese ship girls to see an American battleship get along so well with a Japanese destroyer.
  • Paying for the Action Scene: after she heals the man's stomach wound caused by Asashio, New Jersey gives the wife a card and explains to her that if she calls the number on that card, people will come out to her home to repair the damages done to their walls and even the man's gunshot wound, even though she just healed it herself. Subverted a little because, well, it's most likely not HER money that's being used to pay for those damages.
  • Playing with Fire: she's specifically mentioned to carry Dragon's Breath shells into battle for use with her SPAS-12.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: uses a SPAS-12 semi-automatic shotgun as her secondary firearm.
  • Shoutout:
    • like Haida, New Jersey's gear are one to that of Valkyrie's, a Navy SEAL operator playable in Rainbow Six Siege, including her SPAS-12 shotgun and her Desert Eagle sidearm.
    • the dragon themes that her gear has, such as her Dragon's Breath shotgun shells on her belt and the dragon pattern on her black Desert Eagle, are references to her Real Life nickname, the Black Dragon.
    • her design is a fusion of two separate fanmade designs. See Composite Character above.
    • just like Guile, New Jersey also has USA flags tattooed on her arms.
  • Stone Wall: becomes this in chapter 294, when she stands in front of an incoming train and brings it to a halt with her bare hands. Granted, Iris had already put on the emergency brake, but still.
  • Sweet Tooth: she loves apple pies, which is a Shoutout of its own to another Kantai Collection fanfic, Belated Battleships, whose main character, also New Jersey, also happens to love apple pies.
  • Theme Naming: in case you couldn't tell by now, dragons. Nickname, sidearm, even the ammunition, they're all pretty much dragon-related.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She probably didn't know what kind of trouble giving Suzukaze the Colossus Reactor augmentation would cause down the line.

Wisconsin

The ship girl incarnation of the U.S.S. "Wisconsin', BB-64. Based on Wisconsin from Pacific: World War II U.S. Navy Shipgirls.

  • Affectionate Nickname: called "Winny" by her fellow American ship girls.
  • Flash Step: appears to pull this off in chapter 242 while wielding her rapier in order to reach opponents who are just out of her sword's range.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • it's stated that Iowa, Wisconsin, Yorktown, and Enterprise all know how to speak Japanese fluently, and it's yet to be explained why they learned Japanese and how.
    • Iowa and Wisconsin have learned how to sew during their time before joining the Combined Fleet.
    • apparently, she and the veteran American ship girls are all quite adept at riding horses, having learned the skill out of necessity during the Federation War, as chapter 294 shows.
  • Horse Archer: becomes this in chapter 294 - except with rifles.
  • Mercy Kill: puts an American soldier out of his misery once his suit gets breached in a rad zone and begins to expose him to radiation, on top of his gunshot wounds.
  • Ojou: also one with Iowa.
  • Odd Friendship: With Yorktown, considering the other's warship self had already been sunk by the time hers was launched.. She seems to like doting on her.
  • Parrying Bullets: pulls this off in chapter 242 with the flat side of her rapier.
  • Reluctant Warrior: also like Iowa, she doesn't like the idea of having to fight against her own people, though interestingly, she's not as adamant about it as Iowa is.
  • Royal Rapier: like Iowa, she has a gentlewomanly persona and wields a naval officer's rapier.
  • Shrinking Violet: the shyest and most reserved of the American ship girls.
  • Veteran Unit: she was part of Seal Team Six (different from Sanford's Seal Team Six), the elite Navy Seal Team that comprised of the four American ship girls and !Samidare, who served throughout the first half of the nuclear apocalypse defending the United States from both human and Abyssal attackers during the Federation War and the Typhoon Wars.

Yorktown

The ship girl incarnation of the U.S.S. "Yorktown", CV-5. Based on Yorktown from Pacific: World War II U.S. Navy Shipgirls.

  • Affectionate Nickname: called "Yorkie" by her fellow American ship girls.
  • Archer Archetype: while she isn't this on land, she is this at sea, using an enhanced composite bow that fires either plane-launching bolts or explosive bolts.
  • Berserk Button: potentially Wisconsin in the sense of anyone hurting her, which contributes to the Odd Friendship between them.
  • Boom, Headshot!: taken quite literally in chapter 336, when Yorktown hits a Wo-Class carrier from downtown with an explosive arrow right in the back of the head before the arrow blows up.
  • Cool Hat: a traditional cowboy hat, to reinforce her cowgirl persona.
  • Cowboy: affects a cowgirl persona, complete with the stereotypical cowgirl accent featured in old Western movies.
  • The Dreaded: curiously, she's this to Imuya, even though Yorktown's the one who got sunk by her at the end of Midway.
  • Enhanced Archaic Weapon: her Sparrow composite bow. Assuming it looks more or less like the one it's referencing, compared to, say, Aquila's simple Roman composite bow, Yorktown's bow is certainly this.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: when her Red Dead Revolvers ability is active, her eyes have big red X's drawn over her pupils.
  • Friendly Sniper: as opposed to Enterprise's Cold Sniper.
  • Gun Nut: geeks out over the sniper rifles they receive in the secret weapons cache stowed away in Damon's would-be coffin and takes the Barrett M107-CQ for herself.
  • Guns Akimbo: is particularly fond of and very skilled at this, apparently: in chapter 242, her weapons besides her newly acquired Barrett sniper rifle are a pair of lever-action shotguns and her own pair of fifty-caliber revolvers.
  • Hand Cannon: like her fellow carrier Enterprise, her main sidearms are a pair of S&W Model 500 revolvers.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • it's stated that Iowa, Wisconsin, Yorktown, and Enterprise all know how to speak Japanese fluently, and it's yet to be explained why they learned Japanese and how.
    • apparently, she and the veteran American ship girls are all quite adept at riding horses, having learned the skill out of necessity during the Federation War, as chapter 294 shows.
    • and in chapter 297 and 298, Yorktown demonstrates that she knows how to fly helicopters.
  • Horse Archer: becomes this in chapter 294 - except with rifles.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: a stretch of this trope, but chapter 242 specifically describes the rate at which Yorktown fires her two revolvers as physically improbable for normal humans to do given the one-handed nature of their shooting combined with the revolvers' heavy recoils and tough handling.
    • shows this off again in chapter 294, when she perfectly headshots ten Whitewater mercenaries in five seconds using her Red Dead Revolvers ability - on horseback, riding at full gallop, next to a train, at a distance of anywhere between fifteen to thirty meters.
    • and again in chapter 336, this time with her Sparrow composite bow, when she hits a Wo-Class carrier with an explosive arrow at over eleven hundred meters.
  • In Harm's Way: like Iris, she seems to have taken a great thrill from running out of the mortar strike's area of effect in chapter 313, as her subsequent dialogue with Hatsuyuki shortly shows.
  • Interface Screw: when using her Red Dead Revolvers ability, her eyes perceive time much more slowly but can continue to see in real time, albeit with a grainy red layer that turns the whole world an obnoxious shade of red.
  • More Dakka: given the weapons that she's used, Yorktown might actually go into combat with a pair of lever-action shotguns, a pair of high-caliber magnum revolvers, and a high-caliber sniper rifle.
  • National Stereotypes: she definitely embraces many of the stereotypes of the United States, such as loving guns (particularly BIG guns), loving big explosions, etc., but in a more humorous way and not entirely a self-effacing manner, either.
  • Odd Friendship: with Wisconsin, who wasn't even launched by the time she sunk. As much as their personas clash, she gets long surprisingly well with the battleship, to the point where she will unabashedly shove her face into Wisconsin's midriff and ask for a head pat.
  • One-Handed Shotgun Pump: while not a pumping motion, Yorktown, because she's dual-wielding lever-action shotguns, does this with her Model 1887s out of necessity in combat.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: uses a pair of S&W 500s as her sidearms, as stated above. She even uses a fully suppressed S&W 625 "PSDR-3" .45 ACP revolver for her stealth missions.
  • Shoutout:
    • Drops several lines from Jesse McCree and is even implied to use his Deadeye ultimate with her own suppressed PSDR-3. She also references Clint Eastwood and his movies.
    • Another one is her pair of lever-action shotguns, which are an explicit reference to the Model 1887s featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer.
    • Her sniper rifle, the M107-CQ Airforce, is a sniper rifle variant featured in Combat Arms.
    • in chapter 294, gives one to Red Dead Revolver with her ability "Red Dead Revolvers" (which actually functions much more like the Dead Eye ability seen in Red Dead Redemption), one to Killing Floor 2 for her fancy reload sequence with her dual revolvers, and one to Overwatch for her Bond One-Liner of "Like shootin' fish in a barrel, that was."
    • in chapter 334, her weapon for launching planes turns out to be the Sparrow Composite Bow featured as a Specialist weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: to further reinforce her Wild West cowgirl persona, she swings around a pair of lever-action Winchester Model 1887s.
  • Sweet Tooth: her favorite ice cream is mint chocolate.
  • Tsundere: shows a few signs of this towards Damon, but nothing full-blown.
  • Veteran Unit: she was part of Seal Team Six (different from Sanford's Seal Team Six), the elite Navy Seal Team that comprised of the four American ship girls and !Samidare, who served throughout the first half of the nuclear apocalypse defending the United States from both human and Abyssal attackers during the Federation War and the Typhoon Wars.
  • Weapon Twirling: does this with her shotguns and revolvers sometimes.

Enterprise

The ship girl incarnation of the U.S.S. "Enterprise", CV-6. Based on Enterprise from Pacific: World War II U.S. Navy Shipgirls.

  • Abnormal Ammo: she's able to fire a yellow-flame bullet with presumably enhanced power out of her S&W 500 to shoot the pilot of an Apache attack chopper in chapter 247. This is probably because she's using Damon's energy that she absorbed prior to this mission to give her bullet the power it needs to penetrate the bulletproof windshield of the helicopter's cockpit.
  • Affectionate Nickname: called "Ellie" by her fellow American ship girls.
  • Badass Bandolier: her first appearance in the story depicts her carrying rockets for her Bazooka in bandoliers around her chest.
  • Boom, Headshot!: point-blank-domes Suzuya in the center of the forehead with her S&W 500 Magnum. Ouch.
  • Clint Squint: pulls one off while using her ability "Aces High".
  • Cold Sniper: more sociable than a true Cold Sniper, but one nonetheless.
  • Cool Hat: wears a naval peaked hat everywhere she goes, even into battle.
  • Deadpan Snarker: loves to be one when Damon and Yorktown are talking.
  • Demolitions Expert: Enterprise is the only ship girl currently who bothers carrying around a dedicated explosive platform in the form of a rocket launcher, her XM-6. The ones who come even anywhere remotely close to this are the Kagerou-Class, who only use 40mm grenades from their undermounted EGLM grenade launchers (and they've been known to shoot other kinds of 40mm grenades from them too, like smokes or flares), and Johnston, but...that's a little bit different.
  • Determinator: her endurance rating is a huge 15.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: gains one very briefly when using her "Aces High" ability, when both of her pupils grow the patterns of sniper rifle scope crosshairs.
  • The Gambler: seems to be quite proficient and lucky at poker games, as seen in chapter 268.
  • Hand Cannon: her S&W 500.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • it's stated that Iowa, Wisconsin, Yorktown, and Enterprise all know how to speak Japanese fluently, and it's yet to be explained why they learned Japanese and how.
    • apparently, she and the veteran American ship girls are all quite adept at riding horses, having learned the skill out of necessity during the Federation War, as chapter 294 shows.
  • Horse Archer: becomes this in chapter 294 - except with rifles.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: she uses her S&W Model 500 to perfectly headshot an enemy at more than sixty meters with a single bullet, thanks to the aid of her Aces High ability.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Enterprise holds the unique distinction of being the only carrier to deploy her planes via rocket launcher, through her XM-6 Bazooka, as opposed to the conventional traditional bow or crossbow launching medium.
  • More Dakka: while compared to the other American carriers, she might pale in comparison in the bullet department with only a single magnum revolver sidearm and a sniper rifle that isn't the biggest caliber that's used by the fleet, what makes up for this is her XM-6 Bazooka that she carries with her into battle for anti-vehicle or anti-squad use.
  • Mortons Folk: offers one to the British ship girls in chapter 364: either exchange their information regarding what they've been doing operating in Australian waters for desperately needed medical aid, or risk being ignored and left on their own to weather the long voyage home and risk getting sunk for good by errant Abyssal forces.
  • Not So Different: has this view when comparing ship girls like herself to guns and other weapons, saying that both of them have been constructed to kill and destroy, otherwise there would be no point to constructing them in the first place.
  • Shoutout: in chapter 242, an apparent ability Enterprise has is called "Aces High", a reference to the famous song of the same name by Iron Maiden.
  • The Perfectionist: hinted at in chapter 294: when Enterprise misses a shot with her sniper rifle out of the many she's already taken by that point, she's described to scowl very heavily at her own mistake.
  • Shoutout: her primary sniper rifle, the MK-21 PSR, is the militarized version of the Remington MSR featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: while the story doesn't specify the heights of the American ship girls, if the source material is any indication, it's possible that Enterprise is the shortest among them. Not only does that not stop her from using big sniper rifles like her MK-21 PSR and even the Barrett M-95 that she picks up later, but in her introduction scene in chapter 219, she's depicted carrying a modernized Bazooka that's as tall as she is and a S&W 500 revolver.
  • Smoking Is Cool: like Damon, she seems to have a great liking for candy cigarettes and is rarely seen without one outside of combat or duty.
  • The Stoic: definitely friendlier than the usual examples, but is still the most even-tempered of all the American ship girls. There are a few times when Yorktown does manage to make her flustered, however.
  • Take That!: When Damon asks her in chapter 242 if she doesn't want to use a more convenient firearm like an assault rifle instead of limiting herself to her bulky, unwieldy, and unnecessarily powerful S&W Model 500:
    Enterprise: "I've got the most powerful handgun in the world right here. Why would I feel the need to take something inferior?"
  • Theme Naming: seems to have a thing for cards, as in chapter 242, she demonstrates two instances of this: her Aces High ability (which is supposed to be a musical reference first and foremost) and her Bond One-Liner of "Straight...ten high". Reinforced when the story depicts her playing poker with some of the other capital ships, as she's very good at it and eliminates Yorktown from a match.
  • Veteran Unit: she was part of Seal Team Six (different from Sanford's Seal Team Six), the elite Navy Seal Team that comprised of the four American ship girls and !Samidare, who served throughout the first half of the nuclear apocalypse defending the United States from both human and Abyssal attackers during the Federation War and the Typhoon Wars.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: is compelled to shoot and force Suzuya to non-action to prevent her from killing the mission VIP. In addition, when Mogami shows up, she mediates the two of them by force by keeping them away from one another.
  • Weapon Twirling: does this with her revolver sometimes.

Saratoga

  • Alternate Universe: the author has made a few changes to Saratoga's canon design to make it slightly more urban-combat friendly. Her white dress is shorter, only going down to her knees, and it doesn't hold her drum magazines underneath the folds; instead, the drum magazines are kept in a double layer around her utility belt.
  • Badass Bandolier: as mentioned above, a change made by the author to make her uniform make a little bit more sense in the context of urban combat is to have the fifty-round drum-magazines that are seen in Saratoga's default ingame CG as fastened inside the fold of her dress instead be kept in bandolier form around her utility belt. She still has her thirty-round box magazines as smaller bandoliers around her thighs, however...probably because there just wasn't enough space on her belt.
  • Big Damn Heroes: she intervenes just in time to save a few wounded Delta soldiers during the skyscraper assault in Little Rock.
  • Big "OMG!": averted, she's yet to be seen gasping this like she does ingame.
  • Charisma: a 9 in her Charisma stat.
  • Cool Gun: her canon Thompson plane launcher is repurposed into a sleek white modernized Thompson variant in the story, the LDS M-2029 Thompson, with flip-up LED optics.
  • Deadly Gas: subjected to Nova Gas after being defeated by the Inner Circle Agents in chapter 378.
  • Deadly Upgrade: her Nuclear Fusion Core basically gives her a form of energy that she can use as an auxiliary power, but the more she uses it, the more she contaminates herself with radiation. When her radiation reaches critical levels, her body will begin to malfunction and eventually shut down if she doesn't rid her core of its radiation.
  • Friendly Sniper: now qualifies as this, with her pleasant persona and her new sniper rifle that she comes equipped with to join the rest of the fleet at Little Rock following her repairs and proper calibration, an M40-A5.
  • Gratuitous English: averted wholesale, as with all ship girls in the story.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Saratoga finds out the hard way that the Smartsteel in her body, for whatever reason, is not working properly - specifically, she cannot tank bullets like every other ship girl does and gets terribly injured when trying to secure the Little Rock VIP.
  • High-Speed Hijack: while not necessarily at high speed, she does jump out of her Cloaked Banshee stealth chopper into an enemy Little Bird to toss its pilots out to hijack it and save some soldiers from being shot by the Little Bird.
  • Historical In-Joke: just like the ones listed on Saratoga's canon entry, in this story, Saratoga is explicitly described to be handling her Thompson left-handed to reflect her carrying her gun left-handed in her canon artwork.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: subverted. The Nuclear Fusion Core augmentation she comes with is causing her body to accrue nuclear radiation that will eventually cause her body to break down within an hour if she doesn't find a way to calibrate her body to handle the augmentation, which is impossible unless she flies back to base or goes back to Lukenstor. She doesn't even know what it's even supposed to do for her in the first place, at least not at the time that she reaches Little Rock in this state.
    • with the update to Saratoga's entry in the stat sheet, we now know that it's because Saratoga's Nuclear Fusion Core isn't calibrated properly that is causing her body to accrue unnecessary radiation and consequently shut off her usual ship girl durability and make her just as weak as a normal human.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sara, just like in canon.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: unlike all of the rest of the carriers in the story, Saratoga alone uses a close-ranged submachine gun as her primary firearm, but then again this may be because she didn't have any other weapon to use other than the gun that she came with.
  • Mighty Glacier: is this with her stats, with an 8 in defense, 4 in speed, and higher armor/health points than the average carrier in the fleet.
  • More Dakka: while all of the other carriers have big sniper rifles and pistols, with the American carriers packing just a little bit more heat, Saratoga is the only carrier to carry a submachine gun for close-range engagements...not to mention there may or may not be a pistol somewhere on her person besides her sniper rifle and submachine gun. And don't forget those fifty-round drum mags around her belt.
  • One-Hit Polykill: Saratoga scores a double-kill with one bullet from her M40-A5 sniper rifle in chapter 313.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: like Warspite, she gets this treatment as well, implemented into the story a week after her canon introduction.
  • The Smart Guy: is this among the American carriers, with a 9 in intelligence and a 9 in negotiation.
  • The Southpaw: heavily implied to be left-handed, given the way she handles her Thompson, reloading it left-handed and shooting it left-handed.
  • Shoutout: as her gun's stencils reveal in chapter 297, her M-2029 is one to the M-1927 Thompson featured in the Mob of the Dead zombies map for Call of Duty: Black Ops II as a purchasable wall weapon.
    • her M-2029's ELO sight is one to Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
    • her Nuclear Fusion Core augmentation is one to Starcraft II and one to her Real Life counterpart's demise, being sunk as a test target in the nuclear tests of Operation Crossroads.
  • Tears of Blood: one of the results of being exposed to Nova Gas.

Gambier Bay

Interpid

    Canada 

Athabaskan

The ship girl incarnation of the H.M.C.S. Athabaskan, G-07.

  • Color-Coded Eyes: to contrast with Haida's auburn ones, signifying her more reserved, effeminate personality compared to Haida's more assertive, extroverted one.
  • Cool Guns: the handguns that she has are described to look like downscaled Desert Eagles, but with two side by side barrels, blue pistol grips, and chrome-lined slides.
  • Fingerless Gloves: she wears fingerless elbow-gloves, at that.
  • Guns Akimbo: part of her loadout is a pair of double-barreled handguns.
  • Shoutout: her design is based on myuto (advent retribution)'s HMCS Athabaskan.

Haida

The ship girl incarnation of the H.M.C.S. Haida, G-63.

  • An Arm and a Leg: in her scuffle with a Ru-Class battleship in chapter 336, the Ru-Class steals Haida's own combat axe and chops her left forearm off from halfway down the elbow.
  • An Axe to Grind: like Johnston, she also carries a war hatchet as part of her personal inventory to reflect her native attribute (she shares her name with a Native American tribe indigenous to the Pacific Northwest), though she only keeps one.
  • An Ice Person: in chapter 335, Haida reveals her proficiency with ice, as her war axe, fittingly named Black Ice, is able to generate black icicles on opponents upon impact.
    • she herself can also directly manipulate black ice from her body, mainly through her hands, be it directly freezing someone or something or using water generate the ice.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: with Johnston, of course. In chapter 313, when Johnston gets launched into the third floor of a firehouse held by enemy mercs, Haida has herself launched too to join her American counterpart and friend and fights off enemies on one side of the hallway while Johnston fights off the other.
  • Badass Native: subverted heavily; her appearance is that of a Caucasian teenager, but she does have a war hatchet as opposed to the military-standard combat knife as her bladed melee weapon.
  • Blade on a Stick: what her single war hatchet can turn into if Haida extends its handle. She uses it in this mode as a war axe in chapter 335.
  • Boom, Headshot!: does this a few times to the Abyssals she fights in chapter 336, once with her black ice and another time with her Flak Cannon. She also pulls this off at a Ru-Class battleship, but unlike the previous two, the battleship doesn't die immediately from it.
  • Bring It: gives her Abyssal opponents this in chapter 336 after taking a few hits and having to face another squadron of enemies.
  • Defiant to the End: is determined to be this when the Ru-Class approaches her to finish her off in chapter 336.
    Haida: "Get some, bitch."
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: she wears a singular earring on her left earlobe, a Shoutout to the weapon keychains seen in Rainbow Six Siege.
  • Foreshadowing: at the end of chapter 266, the final segment depicts a short dialogue between two people, who are shortly joined by Eagle. Now that Haida and Johnston are introduced, those two people at the end of chapter 266 are none other than Haida and Johnston, judging by Haida's "eh" Verbal Tic and Johnston's handling of a war hatchet.
    • Haida's combat axe is mentioned to be called "Black Ice", as this is what's written on the underside of the axe's serrated blade edge. In chapter 335, when Haida extends it out to a full-size war axe and fights Abyssals with it, it causes its opponents' bodies to sprout black icicles out of their own skin and flesh if Haida gets a good enough hit.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: see An Arm and a Leg above, a Ru-Class that Haida fights in chapter 336 uses the destroyer's own combat axe against her when they get into a brief melee.
  • Magical Native American: in conjunction with her war hatchet/axe, Haida has the power to produce black ice from her limbs at will to augment her combat ability.
  • Odd Friendship: with Johnston, because they had been built and activated at the same time by Lukenstor. Johnston denies seeing her as a friend, but she still hangs around her during the fleet's beach day.
  • Shoutout:
    • her design is based on myuto (advent retribution)'s HMCS Haida.
    • her equipment is one to Rainbow Six Siege, of which she comes equipped with many of the same weapons and gear of Canadian operator Buck, including his assault rifle, his signature undermounted shotgun, and his sidearm. She even sports the name of his unit, the Joint Task Force 2, on the backs of her gloves, and she wears a small earring on her left earlobe that's shaped like a 6, just like the weapon keychain. And to top it all off, the war hatchet that acts as her bladed melee weapon that she has sports the letters "BLACK ICE" along its blade, the name of the DLC pack that introduced the JTF-2 operators into the game.
    • "Nobody expects the Canadian Inquisition, eh!"
    • "Beam me up too, Cap'n!"
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: with a combat axe, in Haida's case in chapter 336, where she chucks it at a Ru-Class for a surprise attack and hits her right in the face with it.
  • Verbal Tic: she ends almost all of her sentences with the stereotypical Canadian "eh".
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: when Haida gets smashed in the gut by a 16-inch shell, Haida's forced to vomit everything out of her gut, and the narration gets pretty detailed about what comes out.

Saguenay

Canadian destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Badass Native: according to Saguenay's interview, she represents the Naskapi and Montagnai tribes who are native to the Saguenay river region and accordingly wears a uniform to reflect her Native American heritage.
  • Braids of Action: has a single braid over the front of her scalp.
  • Gratuitous French: averted; she speaks fluent French, though of the French-Canadian dialect.
  • Hair Decorations: wears strange large branch or bone-like structures that extend out behind her ears, along with a large hair patch adorned with three feathers.
  • Knife Nut: uses a thin black curved knife.
  • Minidress of Power: her uniform's skirt is quite short, showing off most of her thighs that aren't hidden by her short leg braces above her knees.

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    Italy 

Libeccio

Italian destroyer as depicted in Kantai Collection.

  • Big Sister Worship: she keeps her idolization of Warspite when they meet for the first time in chapter 300 and does her best to help Zara and Pola adjust to having Warspite as part of their fleet.
  • Determinator: all Italian ship girls have an 8 in endurance, with varying degrees of high CDR and Will ratings.
  • Fangirl: she even calls herself one in chapter 300 when she's able to meet Warspite and make her acquaintance.
  • Fragile Speedster: a 9 in speed and starts with 60% agility and reflex, but a 5 in defense and destroyer-tier armor and health.
  • Glass Cannon: ties in with her Fragile Speedster stats, but if she can get into melee range of her enemies, she can swiftly dispatch of them with her Assassin's Blades, as she demonstrates in chapter 303.
  • Gratuitous Italian: averted, all foreign ship girls are fluent in their own native languages.
  • Hidden Weapons: has hidden blades in her shoes, specifically the heels.
  • Patriotic Fervor: cemented as a passive ability that grants them considerable combat stats for fighting either on Italian soil or in Italian waters.
  • Poirot Speak: the Italian ship girls are by far the most frequent users of this, though Libeccio is perhaps the least egregious example amongst them.
  • Shoutout: the Italian ship girls' hidden blades are called Assassin Blades. The reference should be obvious.

Camicia Nera

Italian destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Braids of Action: has two braids draped across both sides of her head, somewhat like laurels.
  • Cool Hat: has a black beret with an Italian eagle brooch on the front and a green horsetail.
  • Deadly Gas: subjected to Nova Gas after being defeated by the Inner Circle Agents in chapter 378.
  • Femme Fatale: black military officer's uniform, cigarette, and attractive. It may be surprising to some at first glance that she is only a destroyer.
  • Meaningful Name: her class, the Soldati-Class, are all named after different types of soldiers in the Italian armed forces. Camicia Nera's own name refers to the Blackshirts, a voluntary paramilitary force that supported and fought for Mussolini's Fascist government whose members famously wore black uniforms, hence their name, and Camicia Nera herself dons an all-black uniform - including a black beret, black boots, and black gloves.
  • Smoking Is Cool: likes and smokes cigarettes.
  • Tears of Blood: one of the results of being exposed to Nova Gas.

Espero

Italian destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Femme Fatale: the other end of the Femme Fatale spectrum from Camicia Nera, with an orange dress, aristocratic hairdo, and a cigarette holder. It may be surprising to some at first glance that she is only a destroyer.
  • Lady of War: she looks like a high-class Italian lady and conducts herself as such.
  • She's Got Legs: her dress is divided at its right side, revealing a lot of her right thigh, further accentuating her image as a sultry high-class, perhaps aristocratic Italian lady.
  • Smoking Is Glamorous: more so this than Smoking Is Cool, just based off her clothes alone.

Lampo

Italian destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Badass Cape: she wears what's technically a very big white capelet, but it should drape over her back like a cape.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: in her description, Lampo carries what looks like two light-gold swords with crooked blades that look like they're wielded together. In her CG, it's her mechanism that allows her to launch torpedoes. But given the author, now that he's explicitly called them swords, they are more than likely a pair of exotic short swords that Lampo can detach at will and use for close-quarters combat.
  • Hair Decorations; she's got a special brooch on her hair, above the right side of her scalp. She also has two gold earring-looking things underneath her sidelocks.
  • Statuesque Stunner: she's described to be the tallest out of all the new Italian ship girls.

Zara

  • Berserk Button: Warspite. The English battleship historically sank her and two of her sisters Fiume and Pola during the Battle of Cape Matapan, in which Zara and Fiume had doubled back after daytime action to check on Pola, who'd been crippled and stranded by airstrikes earlier in the day. Thinking that there would be no way the British fleet would attempt a nighttime engagement, the entire Italian squadron had their main guns offline, not knowing that Warspite and her own sisters Valiant and Barham were sneaking up to them. Zara and Fiume even saw the battleships approach but thought that they must be their fellow Italian ships, until the English battleships all blasted the two to oblivion. Not only was this battle the single worst defeat of the Regia Marina for the war, losing three cruisers in a single day, but Zara probably is extremely salty at Warspite and her sisters for attacking them in the way that they did.
  • Big Sister Instinct: in chapter 300, when the two of them realize that Warspite is part of the Combined Fleet reinforcements, Zara immediately hugs Pola protectively to shield her from the English battleship.
  • Determinator: all Italian ship girls have an 8 in endurance, with varying degrees of high CDR and Will ratings.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: judging by the few dialogue lines that they do have, it seems they maintain this, though it may be subverted as usual.
  • Freak Out!: suffers this with Pola when they see Warspite. And perhaps contrary to canon and most fanwork portrayals, Zara is pissed seeing her there.
  • Gratuitous Italian: averted, all foreign ship girls are fluent in their own native languages.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: has 6's across the board in her stats, with the one exception being endurance at an 8.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: keeps her Assassin Blades in her sleeves, under her wrists.
  • Patriotic Fervor: cemented as a passive ability that grants them considerable combat stats for fighting either on Italian soil or in Italian waters.
  • Poirot Speak: the Italian ship girls are the most frequent users of this, and Zara even throws profanity at Warspite in Italian.
  • Shoutout: has hidden blades under both wrists and utters "Requiescat in pace" when she scores a kill.
  • Unknown Rival: In chapter 306, when Warspite says that she had not expected Italian shipgirls to exist, Zara accuses her of not seeing them as significant enough to be brought back as shipgirls.

Pola

  • Accidental Hero: in chapter 302, when the fleets engage in direct shelling, Pola, not used to such large-scale battles, fails to track all of the incoming shells and boosts to dodge one but ends up boosting right into the path of another one. As it turns out, Libeccio also made the same mistake and boosted the exact same direction, so Pola ended up taking a hit for Libeccio without even knowing.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: she might act similar to her goofy canon self outside of combat, but in combat, Pola becomes all business.
  • Confronting Your Imposter: both Pola's believe they are doing this when they first meet.
  • Determinator: all Italian ship girls have an 8 in endurance, with varying degrees of high CDR and Will ratings.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: judging by the few dialogue lines that they do have, it seems they maintain this, though it may be subverted as usual.
  • Freak Out!: suffers this with Zara when they see Warspite, hugging her sister out of terror tightly. If you consider what happened in the Battle of Matapan, Pola basically watched both of her sisters Fiume and Zara get utterly destroyed by Warspite and her sisters, so she might actually be trying to protect Zara instead of taking refuge with her.
  • Gratuitous Italian: averted, all foreign ship girls are fluent in their own native languages.
  • Hidden Weapons: has hidden blades in her shoes, specifically the heels and the toes.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: has 6's across the board in her stats, with the two exceptions being endurance at an 8 and her charisma at 0.
  • Kick Chick: she notably only uses kicks as melee attacks - justified because her hidden blades that can pierce Smartsteel armor are only in her boots.
  • Mythology Gag: the outfit she's got on during their mission in chapter 318 matches her official art outfit during the Mitsukoshi promotion.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: averted, she meets her alternate self in chapter 339, the Pola of Victory Belles. Naturally, as soon as they meet, they start bickering over the right to monopolize Zara.
  • Patriotic Fervor: cemented as a passive ability that grants them considerable combat stats for fighting either on Italian soil or in Italian waters.
  • Poirot Speak: the Italian ship girls are the most frequent users of this.
  • Shoutout: has hidden blades in her boots and utters "Requiescat in pace" when she scores a kill. She also uses Chun Li's Spinning Bird Kick and one of Luong's supers.
  • Took a Level in Badass: probably one of the most standout examples of this in the story, Pola is both not a problem drinker and is an excellent fighter.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: more so this than Berserk Button, because Pola doesn't get angry at Warspite for showing up, that's what her sister Zara does, but she herself is terrified of her instead.

Pola

Italian heavy cruiser as depicted in Victory Belles, not the one from Kantai Collection.

Littorio

Roma

  • Adaptation Personality Change: almost expectedly, Roma in the story is much more sharp-tongued and decisive, and she's prone to a few profanities in Italian.
  • Alternate Universe: a very minor one: the brooch on her chest has the emblem of the Regia Marina, the wartime Italian Navy, stamped on it.
  • Determinator: all Italian ship girls have an 8 in endurance, with varying degrees of high CDR and Will ratings.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: averted, there is no sign of Littorio being goofy or quirky like she is ingame or in the 4koma. Roma is still quite the responsible sibling, however.
  • Gratuitous Italian: averted, as with all foreign ship girls, they're fluent in their own native languages.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Downplayed. As she tells Littorio in chapter 319, she doesn't see the need for friends... outside her countrymen.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: keeps her Assassin Blades in her sleeves, under her wrists.
  • Patriotic Fervor: cemented as a passive ability that grants them considerable combat stats for fighting either on Italian soil or in Italian waters.
  • Poirot Speak: the Italian ship girls are all frequent users of this.
  • Shoutout: the Italian ship girls' hidden blades are called Assassin Blades.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Roma is the cold, stoic, and calculating side.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Roma in a nutshell.
  • The Strategist: she's the flagship of the Regia Marina.
  • Warrior Monk: heavily implied; just like how Littorio has the Rod of Asclepius on her diadem, Roma has the Vatican coat of arms on her own.

Aquila

  • Alternate Universe: Aquila sports a few additions to her canon design in this story: her unique eyes, her quiver full of plane-launching arrows, and her eagle glove on her right forearm.
  • Animal Battle Aura: not just an aura either, the eagles she can produce with her arrows serve as allies that can distract enemies, light up their immediate vicinities because of the energies that they give off, and blind enemies by exploding like flashbang grenades.
  • Animal Motifs: as one would assume from her name, her abilities are all eagle-themed, and she can summon eagle energy companions from her arrows.
  • Archaic Weapon for an Advanced Age: in an era of modern warfare, firearm technology, and carrier ship girls who all use high-powered, high-caliber sniper rifles as their personal weapons, Aquila uses a simple composite Roman bow - albeit with Smartsteel-piercing arrows. And she's lethal with it.
  • Archer Archetype: unlike most of the carriers featured in this story, Aquila actually uses a traditional bow, the same bow she uses in canon. As strange as it is to consider, Aquila of all carriers is perhaps the most faithful to her original ingame design as far as her weaponry and equipment go.
  • Determinator: all Italian ship girls have an 8 in endurance, with varying degrees of high CDR and Will ratings.
  • Friendly Sniper: just like her canon self, she's very kind and very approachable. She also doles out headshots with her bow and arrow just as easily as she launches planes.
  • Gratuitous Italian: averted, as with all foreign ship girls, they're fluent in their own native languages.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: with a bow. She lands a perfect headshot at over 800 meters with just a composite bow and arrow. As a reader put it in comparison, the current world record for the longest accurate archery shot is around 283m.
    • her active ability, Eagle Eye, specifically allows her to land a guaranteed hit on anyone within a kilometer, assuming that she's given enough time to lock onto her target.
  • Meaningful Name: "Aquila" is "Eagle" in Italian, and she has eagle-themed traits and equipment.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: keeps her Assassin Blades in her sleeves, under her wrists.
  • Patriotic Fervor: cemented as a passive ability that grants them considerable combat stats for fighting either on Italian soil or in Italian waters.
  • Poirot Speak: the Italian ship girls are all frequent users of this.
  • Shoutout: in her initial description, Aquila is said to have small but bright red dots in the centers of her pupils, surrounded by black rings.
  • Verbal Tic: averted, as Italian ship girls don't know how to speak Japanese in this story, Aquila's canon tic is impossible.

Axum

Italian submarine as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Badass Native: Ethiopian, leopard skin, and carries around a quarterstaff that can shoot torpedoes.
  • Custom Uniform: unlike all of the submarines in the game so far, perhaps with the exception of U-511, Axum is the only one who doesn't explicitly wear some kind of swimming suit.
  • Deadly Gas: subjected to Nova Gas after being defeated by the Inner Circle Agents in chapter 378.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: like all submarines, she also carries Cloaking gears in her eyes to indicate that she can go invisible.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: blue eyes and an innocent attitude.
  • Is It Something You Eat?: implied; she looks at Mattone, Venice's pet piglet, in chapter 339, and when Lampo tells her that Mattone is not food, she seems surprised.
  • Tears of Blood: one of the results of being exposed to Nova Gas.

    France 

Commandant Teste

  • Alternate Universe: she's seen wearing black dress pants instead of a skirt and has a small French flag emblem on the middle rim of her beret.
  • Blatant Lies: tells the Queen of England that France has no fleet of ship girls...when she is one herself.
  • Iron Lady: literally. Commandant Teste has somehow become the most powerful person in France by becoming President before the events of the story and seems to have been in power for some time.
  • Gender-Blender Name: it seems that all of the French ship girls are this: Commandant Teste is named after a French Navy officer and pilot Paul Teste.
  • Gratuitous French: averted, naturally, as all foreign ship girls speak their native languages fluently.
  • Unexpected Character: it's fair to say that seeing Commandant Teste as the French president caught quite a few readers off guard.

Maillé Brézé

French destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

Lamotte-Picquet

French light cruiser as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: she certainly looks like one.
  • Cigar Chomper: she prefers cigars, though given that she's mentioned she's tried candy cigarettes and said that they weren't bad, she probably doesn't mind them either.
  • Gender-Blender Name: she's named after another French Admiral, Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte.
  • Lady of War: a Vietnamese version, complete with a cigar.
  • Qipao: wears a modified version of this that resembles the one Tone and Chikuma wear in their Kai 2 states, but Lamotte-Picquet's has long and huge sleeves.
  • The Quiet One: she is very deliberate and soft-spoken.
  • Rapunzel Hair: she's described as very tall, and her hair is also described to reach all the way down past her knees.
  • She's Got Legs: while she wears full-body black leggings, the leggings have openings that reveal her hips and bits of her thighs; the fact that her dress splits at both sides also helps show them off. If you look at her design, her legs are very long, attributing to why she is overall very tall.
  • Statuesque Stunner: she's described to be very tall, though just how tall the narrative hasn't yet described.

Algérie

French heavy cruiser as depicted in Victory Belles.

Dunkerque

French battleship as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Dangerously Short Skirt: the description for her formal introduction to the story even says so, practically word for word.
  • Deadly Gas: subjected to Nova Gas after being defeated by the Inner Circle Agents in chapter 378.
  • Gender-Blender Name: she's named after the city of Dunkirk.
  • Long Neck: subverted, it's not inhumanly long, but her description does say that due to the way her jacket is open at the bosom and reveals the entirety of her neck and collarbone, her long neck is easily her most distinct physical feature (perhaps next to her green eyes).
  • Phenotype Stereotype: almost, she's got the blonde hair, but her eyes are green instead of blue.
  • Tears of Blood: one of the results of being exposed to Nova Gas.

Béarn

French carrier as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Culture Equals Costume: Bearn wears traditional French clothes compared to the more modern attire of Dunkerque. Actually, with Bearn, half the French fleet wears some kind of traditional clothing.
  • Gender-Blender Name: she's named after Bearn, a traditional province of France located in the southwest tip of France.
  • Gold Digger: apparently she enjoys the fact that she cost Lukenstor $8,400,000 in total costs.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Bearn is the classic western blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl.
  • Royal Rapier: wears one at her right side.
  • Statuesque Stunner: she's described to be the tallest ship girl in the French fleet, even taller than Lamotte-Picquet.
  • Wine Is Classy: apparently Bearn thinks that keeping an entire bottle of wine at her side makes her even more classy.

Surcouf

French submarine as depicted in Victory Belles.

    Russia 

Engels

Russian destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

Reshitelny

Russian destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

Tashkent

Russian destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Assault Rifles: she's introduced carrying an A-545, a modernized version of the AEK-971.
  • Cool Hat: wears a black peaked hat.
  • Expy: discussed by the narration, which wonders why Tashkent has a uniform that looks similar in appearance to the German destroyers'.
  • Handguns: she's armed with Lebedev PL-14 handgun.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: her right thighhigh is shorter than the one on her left.
  • Ojou Ringlets: overlaps with Mega Twintails territory, as her drill hairs are quite large.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: half true, her left thighhigh fulfills this, but not her right.

Tashkent (Canon Version)

Verniy

Russian destroyer as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Alternate Universe: her design has been altered slightly so that she's now wearing black short-shorts, because in her original design, not only is she not wearing any pants of any description, but her top uniform isn't even long enough to at least make it vague that she's wearing anything over her panties.
    • in addition, the earcups she's wearing in her original design have been upgraded to be an actual sonic gadget that appears to measure acoustic and audio levels somehow, judging by its narrative description.
  • Cool Hat: she wears a plain white beret with a little red star on it.
  • Cold Sniper: not that she's got a cold personality, per se, but because she's just shy, especially when she sees herself in Hibiki in chapter 354.
  • Foreshadowing: in chapter 346, the ending segment depicts a Russian coup d'etat underway, in which the Russian ship girls are participating to assist the coup. One girl uses an OTs-03 marksman rifle to engage palace guards in the Kremlin, and this girl turns out to be Verniy.
  • Gender-Blender Name: same case with Hibiki when she gets questioned as to why she's got a masculine name. In fact, all Russian ship girls have this, due to masculine Russian ship naming conventions.
  • Handguns: she's armed with a KBP GSh-18 handgun.
  • Heroic Albino: very pale and light gray hair and eyes with a darker shade of red.
  • Long-Range Fighter: she is one of two snipers in the Russian ship girl fleet, along with Novgorod.
  • Meaningful Name: her original Japanese name, Hibiki, means "echo", and she wears powerful electronic earcups that allow her to echo-locate enemies to assist with her marksman duties.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: averted, Hibiki meets Verniy in chapter 354.
  • Shoutout: her OTs-03 marksman rifle is one to Glaz from Rainbow Six Siege, complete with its flip-sight optic as seen in the game. Her sidearm, the GSh-18, is also from the game, being one of two selectable sidearms available to Glaz.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: she's only a destroyer and appears to be one of the shorter Russian ship girls, but she carries and uses one of the strongest firearms in her fleet.
  • Sniper Rifles: she uses the Dragunov OTs-03 SVU-A bullpup automatic sniper rifle.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: retconned in so that her appearance would at least be semi-acceptable in a heavily militaristic setting.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: she would be a Grade A, if it weren't for the fact that she's wearing short-shorts instead of a skirt.

Leningrad

Russian destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Badass Bandolier: of knives, at that.
  • Culture Equals Costume: wears colorful traditional Russian garb as her uniform.
  • Knife Nut: uses straight daggers with curved hilts as weapons, and she's described to have a whole bandolier of them around her waist.
  • Nice Hat: she's described to wear what looks like a teal blue porcelain hat on her head.

Moskva

Russian destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

Voykov

Russian destroyer as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • BFG: carries a huge pilebunker-like cannon that she must hold with both hands.
  • Nice Hat: wears a dark blue and yellow tricorne hat.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: has the classic blonde hair, blue eyes.
  • Statuesque Stunner: she, like Moskva, is also very tall, similar to her height.

Novgorod

Russian coastal defense monitor as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Alternate Universe: Novgorod in this rendition does not have the ridiculous circular deck fixed around her waist.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: due to her historical age, Novgorod uses World War era Russian small arms, such as a Mosin-Nagant and even a Nagant M-1895 revolver. Of course, as with all historic weapons that have been broken out of the metaphorical museum, her guns have been modernized to chamber current Russian caliber rounds.
  • Cool Gun: her sidearm is definitely this, a Nagant M-1895 seven-shot revolver whose unique "gas-seal" mechanism allows it to be suppressed, a very unusual ability for revolvers to have in general. It is also one of the only revolvers (if not the only one) to be designed specifically for the Russian armed forces. Novgorod's specifically also has a black body and a synthetic ivory frame.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: her eyes have sharp outlines around the center of her pupils, though what they are or do is not revealed yet.
  • Hair Decorations: she wears two side ribbons on her hair, one blue and one yellow.
  • Lady of War: dresses like an aristocratic Russian lady and happens to be armed to the teeth.
  • Long-Range Fighter: along with Verniy, Novgorod is one of two Russian ship girl snipers.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: her historic warship self was one of the most unique and unusual (and one of the worst) warships ever built because she was a completely circular warship.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: she wears full pantyhose over her legs underneath her skirt.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: her modernized Nagant M-1895 seven-shooter.
  • Sniper Rifles: she uses a modernized Mosin-Nagant M-91/30 PU Sniper.

Nerpa

Russian submarine as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Knife Nut: subverted; she uses a hiltless single-edge knife, but her personality is quite kind and sweet.
  • Statuesque Stunner: she is noted to be immediately taller than the Japanese submarines at five feet, ten inches.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: has light violet hair.

Kirov

Russian light cruiser as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Braids of Action: has a single braid behind her head.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: the DP-M LMG that she uses is a machine gun produced back in the 50's, and her Tokarev TT-33 pistol is also one too, being the pistol that was intended to replace Novgorod's M-1895 revolver (but they ended up being used in the Russian military in conjunction anyway).
  • Cool Hat: wears a drab-olive beret to go with her uniform.
  • Femme Fatale: tall and wears a full military officer's uniform, the only Russian ship girl currently to do so.
  • Hair Decorations: while not exactly on her hair, she does wear a special pair of earmuffs that go around and behind her head so that they don't flatten her beret.
  • Handguns: carries a Tokarev TT-33 handgun as her sidearm.
  • Iconic Item: she has an old-fashioned camera that she carries around with her at all times.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: they're not too icy, being described as sea-blue.
  • Machine Guns: carries a Degtyaryov DP-M light machine gun.
  • Minidress of Power: comes with her military uniform.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: fits this, if you consider creme-orange a blonde hair color.
  • Shoutout: her DP-M is one to the deployable mounted machine gun that Tachanka uses as his special ability in Rainbow Six Siege.

Kirov

Russian light cruiser as depicted in Victory Belles.

Krasnyi Krym

Russian light cruiser as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Boyish Short Hair: complements the big hammer she carries around with her quite well.
  • Braids of Action: has a single braid going over her head.
  • Drop the Hammer: possesses a big steel hammer whose hammerhead is twice the size of her own head and keeps inside of her palm, just like how Murakumo keeps her main mast inside her own arm.
  • Hair Decorations: wears a red cloth tied on the sides of her head to fit in with her working-girl image.

Murmansk

Russian light cruiser as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Badass Longcoat: the straightest example in the Russian fleet, fur-lined for the Russian weather.
  • Braids of Action: like Kirov, has a single long braid in a similar style to Umikaze's.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: uses the World War II-era PPSh-41 submachine gun as her firearm, modernized for modern combat. She also keeps a second one, because why not.
  • Cool Hat: wears a shapka as part of her uniform.
  • Going Native: seems to be the case for Murmansk (not that she had a choice about it, probably), as she is actually the U.S.S. Milwaukee, an American light cruiser. New Jersey recognizes her almost immediately, despite never having seen her or known that she would be here in Russia.
  • Gratuitous English: averted in Murmansk's case specifically; while all the Russian ship girls speak with Russian accents, Murmansk is specifically described to speak fluent American English, giving away her original identity as the U.S.S. Milwaukee.
  • Minidress of Power: navy blue pleated skirt.
  • More Dakka: she has two PPSh-41 submachine guns, which are known for their very high rates of fire. In addition, the modernized drum-mags she has for them are specifically mentioned to hold seventy-five bullets instead of the historic seventy-one.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: close, she has blonde hair, but she has vivid green eyes instead of blue.
  • Submachine Guns: uses not one, but two PPSh-41's.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Gangut

  • Alternate Universe: in this story, rather than a skirt with pantyhose, she appears wearing black combat pants instead.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: subverted. The story depicts her as a level-headed, down-to-earth, and brooding battleship who only speaks when spoken to.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: subverted. She has no problem speaking with Damon when she first joins the fleet and even considers it a great honor as a Russian warship to be able to speak with her commanding Admiral so easily. It also helps that she possesses ice powers that allows her to generate red ice at will.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: the story calls it a smokestack cigar instead.
  • Gratuitous Russian: averted, as with all other foreign language-speaking ship girls, Gangut speaks fluent Russian.

Sevastopol

Russian battleship as depicted in Victory Belles.

  • Badass Bandolier: wears half-bandoliers of 20mm bullets crossed over her chest and stomach.
  • Boobs of Steel: her description in-story emphasizes her good looks and good build, and her uniform top is open to reveal just the top of her cleavage.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: wears her right sleeve rolled up.
  • Statuesque Stunner: she's even taller than Damon at six feet, four inches.

Sovetsky Soyuz

Russian battleship as depicted in Warship Girls.

  • Alternate Universe: it's hard to tell if she's wearing anything on her lower body, so she's given black short-shorts like Verniy.
  • Braids of Action: has small side braids on both sides of her head.
  • Hair Decorations: wears a red hair clip.
  • Machine Guns: her main firearm is the PKP Pecheneg LMG, with a bullpup configuration.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: although many ship girls wear "uniforms" that are certainly odd in the Russian fleet, Sovetsky Soyuz's is special in that she could easily pass for a city girl with the clothes she's got on normally.
  • Purple Eyes: she's the resident flagship of the Russian fleet and has jewel-purple eyes.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: she's barely taller than Hibiki, in comparison, yet she lugs around a giant Pecheneg light machine gun.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: black ones like Verniy's.

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