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  • Difficult, but Awesome: Using Summoner Specialists properly takes some very big brains to pull off, in order to play to the strengths and weaknesses of their minions. Usually, you'd have to be deploying nothing but these operators in order to make room for their summons, as these will count against your deployment limit, and then time your skill usage carefully to make the most out of their obscene powers, as in most cases all minions will be retrieved once the abilities are fired, leaving you vulnerable should the enemy survives. Managing to pull off this feat, however, and you'll be finding yourself clearing many difficult maps with one lone operator.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Some Supporters have range tiles extending way past their backs, like Pramanix or Angelina. They are perfectly capable of hitting anything that wades into that range without turning around to look at what they're shooting at.
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  • Support Party Member: As the name implies, Supporters act as force multipliers, either by debuffing enemies, strengthening allies, or calling in additional units into the battlefield.
  • Squishy Wizard: Like you wouldn't believe! Supporters are typically even squishier than Casters, and often come with skills that confer large tactical benefits in exchange for rendering them helpless for a set duration. If you're running Supporters in your team setup, make sure to either protect them well, or level them in excess of the map you're playing, so their extra HP and DEF may compensate for the enemy's damage output.

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Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Green, but full of potential.
Angelina, Supporter Operator and Messenger of Rhodes Island, would like to provide help with her amazing Originium Arts.
Rarity: ★★★★★★
ID: No. 291
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Real name: Angelina Ajimu
Race: Vulpo
Birthday: May 14
Height: 162cm
Artist: LM7
Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi

  • Alliterative Name: Her real name is Angelina Ajimu.
  • Animal Motifs: Foxes, due to her Vulpo race. One is also in the left side of her Elite 2 artwork.
  • Combat Medic: Her second talent "Part-time Job" lets her restore the HP of all allies at once, so long as her skills aren't activated.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Her second and third skills both confer a substantial increase to damage output, but they also render her a sitting duck when not active, as her normal attacks are disabled while they're charging. Careful timing is needed to get maximum mileage out of her when Angelina's specced to use either of them, and in most cases she's typically put there to be a buffer and passive healer instead of a damage main.
  • Discard and Draw: Her second and third skills, Particle Mode and Anti-Gravity Mode respectively, are this trope - in exchange for being unable to use normal attacks, they give the following benefits:
    • Particle Mode increases her attack speed immensely, though each hit becomes considerably weaker. That said, the attack speed increase more than makes up for the reduced damage per hit, with the additional benefit of keeping an enemy permanently slowed as long as they stay within Angelina's range.
    • Anti-Gravity Mode increases Angelina's attack, gives her much more range, lets her attack 5 enemies at once, and reduces the weight of all enemies within her expanded range. The last benefit lets her synergize well with Push/Pull Specialists.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has thick twintails.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • She likes jewelry, young adult novels, and old music.
    • She has a weird hobby of jumping or gliding between building during nighttime. When Rhodes Island sought her out, she was gliding between two skyscrapers. It turns out to be a part of her courier duties.
  • Living a Double Life: She's initially seen as a normal high school girl. But during nighttime, she works as a courier, smuggling goods from one place to another.
  • Magikarp Power: As it stands, Angelina is somewhat of a ho-hum operator in an already niche class. While she does many things, she does none of them very well until you promote her to Elite 2... at which point she gains a completely unique ability and becomes the enabler of entire new categories of strategy. Getting there, though, takes a lot of time, materials, and money, all of which you will not be swimming in until you've been playing for a while. As such, she makes for a very powerful late game unit, but is generally seen as quite mediocre and replaceable early on.
  • Ship Tease: Her higher-trust voice lines are incredibly shippy. She develops a very obvious crush on the Doctor and wishes they would reciprocate.
  • Situational Sword: Her Anti-Gravity Mode's weight reduction effect is only really useful if you're looking to make use of Shift Specialists, such as Shaw or Cliffheart. Otherwise, it doesn't confer much tactical advantage.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her Arts ability is the manipulation of an object's weigh, but as her Archive File states, Angelina could be amazing if she's properly trained.

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
You don't want to know how she draws.
Deepcolor, Supporter Operator of Rhodes Island, is ready for combat with her "assistants".
Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 110
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Unknown
Birthday: Jun 12
Height: 163cm
Voiced by: Yo Taichi

  • Animal Motifs: She has one with cephalopods. Due to the design of her hat and her Elite 2 art however, she seems to be based more specifically on either dumbo octopuses or vampire squid.
  • Art Attacker: Her general Arts ability is this; she's able to bring at least certain kinds of drawings to life, and uses her notebook and brush as Arts catalysts to attack. This is wildly different from anything Rhodes has ever encountered and makes a lot of the Rhodes higher-ups very curious about her.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Her photographic memory also allows her to understand a person through their lifestyle choices or daily habits.
  • Combat Tentacles: She can summon tentacles to attack enemies.
  • Defector from Decadence: It's... much harder to tell how true this is with Deepcolor, compared to Skadi or Specter. She does seem ultimately dedicated to her potential mission even at high trust levels (though it takes on the form of her being eager to show you the artistry of the Deep), but throughout her voice lines, she makes a number of comments that seem to point to her really, genuinely loving Rhodes Island and the world of light and color she now inhabits, and suggests that her life in the Deep... was sadder, much lonelier, and never gave her the sense of purpose or self-confidence she feels among the Doctor and her friends at Rhodes.
    "Um, could you just... stop caring about me? If you keep treating me like this... like I matter... I-I don't know what will become of me..."
  • Expy: She is quite obvious one of Katsushika Hokusai from Fate/Grand Order. Bordering on downright ripoff in her Elite 2 art.
  • Magikarp Power: If you fully invest into her second skill, it becomes unbelievably powerful; it grants every operator within basically a three-tile cone in front of her, including her tentacles, 50% physical evasion for a full minute while also expanding her attack range to that cone. And she can do this 20 seconds after the battle starts. You do have to take it all the way to full mastery to get this effect, however; even at just level 7, it loses 15% evasion, eight seconds of initial charge, and twelve seconds of duration. And just to get the skill, you need to at least Elite 1 her, and getting the most out of the increased range means you probably want to at least max out her E1 level.
  • The Mole: The most obvious answer to the questions around her is that she's some kind of spy or agent for the Abyssals who was sent to do a general survey of the surface and ended up fascinated by Rhodes Island and the Doctor. Precisely how far or deep it goes is the big question.
  • Mook Maker: This is basically what she is - she can drop between two and four tentacles on the ground, depending on rarity, that block enemies and attack independently.
  • Photographic Memory: Deepcolor has this talent, which is a benefit of being well-versed in different forms of art and painting.
  • Ship Tease: If you get her trust up high, it becomes pretty obvious that she has a thing for the Doctor and is very eager to show them the full extent of her knowledge of art. Which specifically involves her knowledge of the "colors" of the capital-D Deep and what lies there. It also seems pretty likely that you're more or less the main thing keeping her at Rhodes and preventing her from returning to the Abyssals and reporting everything she's seen.
    "Haha... so this is your color? Look into my eyes, then... paint me in your colors."
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Her introduction line is this:
    "I'm Deepcolor, a painter. That's right, just a "painter", nothing more."
  • Uniformity Exception: By the time you get Deepy up to Elite 2 and high trust, it becomes painfully obvious that she's an Abyssal similar to Skadi, Specter and Blue Poison. However, her abilities are nothing like the other three (who are all physical attackers), she uses a much different, more elaborate cover story compared to them, never acknowledges where she's from (unlike Skadi) and she doesn't count as an Abyssal Hunter for the purposes of Skadi's passive or assembling the Abyssal "team". Also, interestingly, unlike the other Abyssals, she is not available from Recruitment and can only be obtained from the Headhunting gacha. (This also makes her unique among the launch 4*s, as while Courier and Gavial are also not in the Recruitment pool, they're instead available up to Potential 6 in the Friend Credit shop — Deepcolor is the only gacha-exclusive 4* among the initial crew.) So precisely what is going on with her remains a tantalizing mystery, but she's much different from other Abyssals, for... some reason.
  • Walking Spoiler: Yes, she's just a painter. There is absolutely nothing in her later profile and voice lines that raise tons of questions about her and provide intriguing Plot Threads, don't be ridiculous.

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Is she hearing things again?
Earthspirit, Supporter Operator of Rhodes Island, will provide reliable support on the battlefield when she's on duty.
Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 183
Affiliation: Leithanien
Race: Caprinae
Birthday: April 5
Height: 161cm
Artist: HUG
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

  • Animal Motifs: Her Caprinae race represents either goats, ram, or sheep. To be specific, Earthspirit's animal motif is the goat, a skeleton of one even appears in her Elite 2 artwork.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Evident in her Elite 2 artwork, where the red thigh bands on her legs aren't parallel to each other.
  • Horned Humanoid: She has goat-like horns.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Without listening to her voice or reading her bio, one could easily mistake her for a young man, given her clothing, somewhat Bishonen-esque features, and, well, flat chest.
  • Talking Weapon: Downplayed. She claims that the hunk of Originium on her staff can speak, but it started off as unintelligible mess. When Earthspirit is starting to understand what it says, only she can hear the staff's "voice", even if there are other Operators around.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Earthspirit has very disappointing stats, even for a 4-star. However, her second skill and talent make her extremely good at slowing and stalling large groups of enemies within a sizable radius. This means that all Earthspirit needs to be viable are her Elite 1 promotion to unlock Quicksand Conversion and its upgrades, and nothing else. Promoting her to Elite 2 simply improves her slow duration with Geological Survey on top of giving her mildly better stats, which can be overlooked if one so chooses.

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 326
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Unknown
Birthday: July 27
Height: 159cm
Artist: Xiàyě Hóng Míng
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka

  • Anti-Air: Glaucus's first talent gives her the trait "Attacks aerial units first" like snipers, allowing Glaucus to deal extra damage to aerial units. If Glaucus uses her second skills, aerial units will be disabled and take massive damage.
  • Artificial Limbs: Glaucus's lower extremity muscle strength is only one-half of the adult average and is still shrinking, the exoskeleton equipment is naturally to compensate for her mobility problems.

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Education is the key to life's riches.
Istina, member of Ursus Student Self-government Group, will beat the enemy with Originium Arts chosen from one of her books.
Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 195
Affiliation: Empire of Ursus
Race: Ursus
Birthday: September 22
Height: 156cm
Artist: Skade
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

A well-read Ursin student caught up in the fall of Chernobog and helped the subsequent formation of the Ursus Student Self-Governing Group.

  • Animal Motifs: Bears, due to her Ursus race. Istina also has bear-like circular ears.
  • Badass Bookworm: Istina is much better-educated and well-read than her fellow Ursin operators. Upon closer inspection, the book she's holding in her character CG is on Marxism-Leninism, which hilariously implies either our world is fictional in-setting, or that the Soviet Russia, Ukraine, and So On actually existed in-universe, at least up until the time of Joseph Stalin, who coined the term in the first place.
  • Bookworm: An absolutely voracious reader who spends pretty much all of her non-combat time reading whatever she can get her hands on from cooking magazines to political treatises to mystery novels.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: In her initial artwork, there is a black band on her right leg.
  • Meaningful Name: Means "truth" in Russian.
  • Power Floats: When using Literature Storm, Istina will hover slightly above ground.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: The nice sidekick to Zima's rude hero, Istina is far more polite and open to communication, and is openly aware of Zima's rudeness being a liability at times but asserts that Zima is far more competent and self-aware than some would give her credit for.
  • The Smart Guy: Of Zima's group. Despite Zima being The Leader, it is Istina's wise, educated advice that keeps the group together, so in a sense she's also The Heart, though to a lesser extent than Gummy.
  • Spell Book: Istina attacks by firing magic missiles from her book. The power of Marxism-Leninism is tremendously damaging, it seems.
  • Spoiling Shout Out: One of her lines as assistant discusses her surprise at the ending to Murder on the Orient Express (Yes, this also implies that Agatha Christie's bibliography is to some extent in circulation in-universe).
  • Squishy Wizard: Owing to her abysmal DEF, Istina has the second worst effective HP among all Supporters, with only Glaucus being slightly squishier. Worse yet, her Elite 2 talent slaps her with a -35% DEF penalty whether you like it or not, which cannot be alleviated in any way. This makes placing her a very precarious proposition considering the game's aggro system, so unless you're willing to immediately place down someone else to act as her Meat Shield, Istina wouldn't last very long on the field if the enemy is packing ranged attacks, even with Medic support.
  • You Do NOT Want To Know: She refuses to talk about what happened during the fall of Chernobog, asserting that there are some situations where the truth shouldn't be disclosed.

Orchid, Supporter Operator of Rhodes Island, will provide support for the squad with her Originium Arts.
Make sure every second of her work time is recorded.
Rarity: ★★★
ID: No. 278
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Liberi
Birthday: January 15
Height: 164cm
Artist: Skade
Voiced by: Airi Otsu

  • Animal Motifs: While it isn't obvious, her race being Liberi means that she represents birds.
  • Beleaguered Boss: Let's just say her A6 squad is a bunch of hyperactive loons and leave it at that. Orchid, being the most "normal" member of the team, is constantly troubled by the more colorful squaddies that she's technically in charge of and has to babysit, leading her to become their unofficial Team Mom than an actual captain.
  • Com Mon: Almost always appear when selecting the Supporter and/or Slow tag in Recruitment.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her outfit only has one leg for pants. Must have been her fashionista mentality at it again.
  • Floral Theme Naming: She is named after a flower.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Being a former fashion magazine editor, Orchid always sports expensive designer clothing, even in the heat of battle. Seriously, she looks more like someone who just walked off of the catwalks and blundered onto the battlefield than an actual operator.
  • Parasol of Pain: Orchid attacks by firing energy beams from her umbrella.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her left eye is covered by her hair
  • She's Got Legs: Taking a cursory look to the right and you'll see that her right leg is bare almost up until her hips.

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Many things can happen when she presses that button, but she swears that explosions aren't one of them.
Magallan, the Commissioner of Rhine Labs, is glad to welcome new adventures.
Rarity: ★★★★★★
ID: No. 248
Affiliation: Rhine Labs
Race: Liberi
Birthday: October 17
Height: 160cm
Artist: NoriZC
Voiced by: Mariya Ise

  • Animal Motifs: Penguins. Magellanic penguins, to be specific, if her codename and the Skunk Stripes in her hair are any indication. Her character design also bears subtle penguin hints, such as a generally stout, bell-shaped body, owing to the form of her armor. Her suit is also predominantly white on the front, which visually emulates the penguin's countershading, and her arms act as the "flippers".
  • Bold Explorer: Her dream is to research and explore new lands, particularly the Polar North.
  • Drone Deployer: Magallan is also a Summon-type Specialist like her Rhine Lab colleague Mayer. Unlike Mayer, though, her drones are more like portable turrets than animal-shaped explosive charges.
  • An Ice Person: Fittingly, considering her penguin Animal Motifsnote  Her first skill, High-Efficiency Freezing Module, has a passive effect of slowing all enemies within her and her drones' range, and an active effect of freezing enemies in place (called bind in-game).


Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
A genius at multitasking in all aspects.
Mayer, researcher of Rhine Lab, is ready for combat with her Meeboos.
Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 242
Affiliation: Rhine Labs
Race: Anaty
Birthday: November 20
Height: 159cm
Artist: Huànxiàng Hēi Tù
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitou

An employee and one-woman workshop of Rhine Lab, Mayer is blissfully unaware of the gritty details of what precisely happened during the Flame Demon Incident involving Olivia Silence, Ifrit and Saria. She is, however, a longtime friend and admirer of Silence, and made her way to Rhodes Island when she heard Silence had taken up residence there. She currently works with Rhodes as part of its engineering department, a whole workshop unto herself... for better, worse, and Meeboo.

  • Animal Motifs: Because the Anaty race represents mustelids like ferrets or weasels, Mayer's specific animal motif is the otter, and her robots (as seen in her artworks), also resemble otters.
  • Art Shift: The only other Rhine Lab member not drawn by NoriZC, even counting Magallan (the other being Ptilopsis), and in this case drawn by none other than Huànxiàng, who usually handles the Penguin Logistics crew. As a result, she does feel a bit like she belongs more with them (she particularly lacks the lamellar or compartment designs found on Nori's Rhine folks), though that only adds to her eccentric air.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Robot otters. Robotters.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She... definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. She is tremendously capable, but she is a near-perfect example of the idea of "high intelligence score, low wisdom score":
    "At night I'm always full of inspiration... and the urgency to sleep! No... I can't bear it... Where's the pillow... I need to rest..."
    "Hm? Why are these cuties called Meeboos? That's because they go 'meeee-boooo' when they boot up. So I named them after that. Fitting, don't you think? Just listen and you'll get it. You press this switch to... WHUAH?! Wrong one! That's the self-destruct button! Oh shoot, run awaaaaaay!"
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Making the most out of Mayer and her Robotters basically requires you to build your team around supporting her instead of the other way around. Conventional strategies basically go flying out the window as you'll be placing much less operators than you normally would, in order to make room for her summons. Placement of these and proper timing of their detonation are key to victory, and it's practically a given that Mayer be promoted to Elite 2 and her second skill Mastered, which will cost you a pretty penny. Once you've gotten her upgrades and mechanics down hat, however, Mayer can easily solo certain high-difficulty maps and make complete mockery out of the later story chapters.
  • Genki Girl: Chiwa Saitou voices her with a Genki Power™ you can feel in your bones.
  • Little Bit Beastly: It's actually not immediately obvious, but she herself is an otter-person (and not just an otter-building person); she's got the tail of a particularly long-furred eurasian otter, and may even be an (extinct-in-reality) Japanese otter. She is, notably, one of only two "Anaty" seen in the entire game so far (the other being Shirayuki). Also, the name of her workshop, Lutra, is a genus of otters.
  • Mundane Utility: She uses one of her Meeboos as a mobile workbench.
  • Pokémon Speak: Inverted. She named her robotic pets as "Meeboos" after the "meeeee-booooo" sound effect that they emit upon booting up.
  • Smart People Build Robots: Otter robots. Dozens of otter robots. So many that they practically spill out of her workshop room on Rhodes Island.

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Pramanix, Karlan Saintess, is willing to send holy blessings to you as a Supporter Operator.
Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 174
Affiliation: Karlan Trade Co., Ltd - Kjerag
Real name: Anya SilverAsh
Race: Feline
Birthday: February 13
Height: 161cm
Artist: Ryuzakiichi
Voiced by: Saori Hayami
The Karlan Saintess and supreme leader of the entire religion of Kjerag. How she came to Rhodes Island and be employed by them is confidential.
  • Animal Motifs: Being a part of the Feline race means that her motifs are centered around cats. To be specific, Pramanix is based on the snow leopard. One of them can also be seen in her Elite 2 artwork.
  • An Ice Person: Pramanix's holy bell has the power to summon blizzards on command.
  • Artifact of Power: Her Karlan bell, which allows her to use high-power Arts even though she's not infected.
  • Broken Pedestal: Pramanix used to hold her brother SilverAsh in great regards, until he practically forced her to renounce her worldly possessions and become a Karlan Saint to increase the family's (mostly his) political standing.
  • Cat Girl: She has the cat ears and tail similar to a snow leopard's.
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: If Pramanix is promoted to Elite 1, she gains the new Weakening talent, which increases the damage taken by every enemy within her range after they dip below 40% HP.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The wielding of the Karlan divine bell is a ritual so convoluted and specific that a single slip up could cause great harm to the saint holding it. Being showered and encased by your own ice is one thing, being bombarded by the raw magic contained inside the bell is another. As of current, only Pramanix is capable of safely wielding it.
  • Face Plant: Rather hilariously and unseemly for a Saint, Pramanix actually enters the battlefield by falling face-first into the solid ground. What makes it even funnier is that Pramanix is a Feline, and cats are known to be able to land on their feet.
  • Magic Music: Pramanix's basic attack is her damaging enemies with the ringing of her holy bell.
  • Red Baron: She has multiple titles – "Karlan Saintess", "Enlightened One", and "Praised One".
  • The Slacker: She's always like this as noted in her profile if she hadn't become a saint. So, even with her job as Karlan Saint she still tries to find time to slack off.
  • The Spartan Way: Her profile describes the process in which Karlan decides who becomes the Saintess, which involves making your way up a treacherous mountain trail while having to nod your head every three steps and ring a bell every five steps. Many applicants either give up or pass out, with success requiring a mix of determination and divine intervention.
  • Starter Mon: She's one of the four free 5-star operators that the player can pick after creating a new account. The other options are Silence, Liskarm, and Projekt Red.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly to Cliffheart's tomboy.
  • Tsundere: In one of her voiced lines, Pramanix seems to be in denial of the fact that her sister Cliffheart is well-liked by Rhodes Island.
    Meh, that Ensia... you people at Rhodes Island are all pretty fond of her, right? So it's not like she received any special treatment. And now... well, I think I get it now. It's fine like this. I'll just keep watching over her. It's fine.


Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Hope she can bring peace with songs.
Sora, employee of Penguin Logistics, will provide all sorts of tactical support for the squad with her singing.
Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 101
Affiliation: Penguin Logistics
Race: Unknown
Birthday: September 12
Height: 155cm
Artist: Huànxiàng Hēi Tù
Voiced by: Minori Suzuki

  • Glamour: Her E2 art and profile entry reveal that she is not Lupo like her original art shows. In fact, Sora has been using illusion Arts to make herself look like a Lupo, and she is (possibly) a Cautus in reality.
    • Executor's lines about having a distant relative who has a talent for music and is skilled in illusions heavily imply Sora's true race is Sankta.
  • I Owe You My Life: She joined Penguin Logistics due to Texas saving her life in a past incident. However, it's heavily implied that Sora likes being by Texas' side for more than just showing her gratitude.
  • Idol Singer: She literally is one. Her tenure with Penguin Logistics is only temporary.
  • Loud of War: While Sora cannot directly attack enemies, she can stun them with her singing or buff her teammates with it.
  • Non-Action Guy: Sora is the only Supporter who's completely incapable of attacking anything directly.
  • Living a Double Life: Sora's situation is complex as she has to balance both of her responsibilities and obligations as an idol and an operator.
  • Read the Fine Print: The contract between Sora's management agency and Penguin Logistics (and by extension, Rhodes Island) is long and complex. However, it essentially boils down to PL and RI being solely reponsible for Sora's safety during missions and any profits generated by Sora's appearances go straight to the agency. In addition, many of her personal details are kept confidential by the agency.
  • V-Sign: In her initial artwork, Sora does the "Japanese way" of a v-sign near her eye.

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