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Group B5

    As a whole 
  • The Beautiful Elite: Let's not sugarcoat it— these kids come from money. But the lot of them are all very attractive people as well, even considering their being lost in space for months on end. Aries is an exception, as she is shown to have been unable to afford some technology that her classmates had.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: The show that Funi watches has its crew say "Aye yeah!" when taking orders. The crew then adopts this as their own "aye aye sir".
  • Cloning Blues: All of them are clones, created as spare bodies for their originals.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The lot of them have some messed up upbringings and childhoods, giving them the necessary experience to survive in this terrible situation.
    • Kanata and his middle school camping group got stranded after the trip went awry, and lost their teacher in the process. He and his classmates survived on their own until help arrived days later, and he's still broken up about how he never got to save his teacher.
    • Luca was The Unfavorite, treated as the lesser son because of his adopted status and because he's intersex and thus not a real heir.
    • Ulgar's brother was killed in what what most likely and heavily implied to be a political assassination due to finding out about shady dealings, and was also treated like The Unfavorite outside of it.
  • Family of Choice/Fire-Forged Friends: How they consider each other after traveling the stars together for months. And given that most of their families never really loved them as their own, they're all they have left.
  • Happily Adopted: Aries, Funi, and Charce count under this. Luca, not so much.
  • Improbable Age: A lot of them, despite being teenagers, have impressive credentials that wouldn't be seen on other people their age. Zack, for example, is a licensed spaceship pilot, while Kanata is a bronze medal professional decathlete. Justified as the ones with the most exceptional skillsets were deliberately trained by their originals to be at their mental or physical peak for the Grand Theft Me.
  • Latex Space Suit: Standard issue space wear on their planet, and color coded to boot.
  • Multinational Team: Were it not for the fact that the planet has a world government Group B5 would likely be one, with all the members having clearly different ethnicities.
  • Parental Neglect: Also a very common thread between the kids. Ulgar, Quitterie, and Luca had situations where they were treated as The Unfavorite, while Zack's father was emotionally distant despite raising Zack properly.
  • Raised as a Host: The bottom line is that all of these kids were raised to be a second body for their genetic originals. The exceptions are Funi and Aries, the former being raised as an extra set of organs and the latter having escaped such a fate and live a relatively normal life.
  • Science Hero: A great number of them are versed in the sciences, especially considering they're all here for a space field trip.

    Kanata Hoshijima 
Voiced by: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Drama CD), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Anime) (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

Naturally athletic , Kanata is a highly trained decathlete. He competed in the decathlon event in the latest Under-20 World Championships, taking home the overall bronze medal. Influenced by the dreams of his late mentor, he wants to be a space explorer someday.

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Kanata gives an in-universe insight of his father. He remembers him showing genuine worry after being rescued after the hiking incident. But he also surmises that his father wasn't worried about his well-being, but rather seeing his body in danger.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses part of one of his arms in his attempt to stop Charce from being sucked into the wormhole.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Kanata repeatedly puts his own body at risk for the sake of saving his crewmates whenever they are in danger. This trait finally catches up to Kanata near the end of their journey when he loses his right arm saving Charce from a wormhole.
  • The Captain: Of the Astra's makeshift crew. He's not the brightest captain around though, but he sure grows into his role.
  • Captain Obvious: Many of his various sayings to keep himself motivated are so vague and broad that it's almost laughable how obvious they are.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Aries ends up asking him if he was popular with girls in school, even going so far as to ask whether or not he's had any girlfriends. Kanata being Kanata, he replies that he is friends with all the girls in his class.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His very first scene involves running after a thief who stole Aries' purse, drop-kicking the guy, and giving Aries her purse back, cementing him as a hot-headed and reckless, though kind and caring young man who helps everyone in need.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: We learn at least that Luca finds him attractive like all the girls do, while they're still on the third planet.
  • Heroic Build: Being a decathlete, he has a very impressive muscular structure, and he puts it to good use when he can.
  • Hot-Blooded: Easily the most fired up of the boys.
  • Javelin Thrower: His primary weapon while out foraging is the Luca Lance, a spear that Luca whittled while on the first planet. Given his history as a decathlete, javelin throwing is right up his alley.
  • Lovable Jock: He's an absolute meathead with a thick skull and straightforward attitude, but he's more than useful to have around, and he's an awfully good guy.
  • Love You and Everybody: When Aries asks Kanata if he has a girlfriend back at home, Kanata responds that he considers all girls his friends.
  • Magnetic Hero: Kanata's tendency to lead by action slowly but surely wins over the rest of the crew and earns their respect, even the standoffish Ulgar.
  • My Greatest Failure: He considers his middle school camping trip to be this (and for good reason), placing all of the blame of the tragedy on himself, and trains hard so he'll be able to protect people better in the future.
  • Oblivious to Love: Despite her attempts to get him to notice, Kanata simply fails to pick up on Aries's crush on him. A unique example in that it is hinted throughout the story that he actually reciprocates it, but for some reason just doesn't receive the signals she's sending. Averted in the final chapter, where they are presumably dating and plan to marry.
  • Official Couple: With Aries.
  • Red Is Heroic: The colored images show that his spacesuit is a very bright red and his first appearance has him getting back Aries' purse from a thief with his athletic ability.
  • Team Dad: As the captain of the ship, he tries to lift everyone's spirits and keep them on task, with varying degrees of success. Though the crew sees him as a Bumbling Dad, given that he's not very good at convincing people of what to do.
  • Vicariously Ambitious: Kanata's father pretty much shafted his expectations in sports onto him, which he very much didn't want. The boy only returned to sports out of a desire for personal growth, but his father immediately exploited his desires to get the athlete he's always wanted out of him. Once everyone learns what exactly he was born for, his father's constant pressure to go down a similar career path becomes clearer, and way more vile.

    Aries Spring 
Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa (Drama CD), Inori Minase (Anime) (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)

A relatively ditzy girl who wants to make friends with everyone.

  • Big Eater: She eats quite a lot on the ship, causing everyone to ask her to tone it down for the sake of resources. Comes to bite when in a Played for Laughs way at the end of the series, when at the questioning of reporters, she reveals she's gained weight (about 5 pounds).
  • Connected All Along: Charce and Aries are blood relatives genetically, and they both were involved in the Vixian royal family's clone experiment; Charce for the king, Aries for the princess Seira. Seira also happens to be Charce's beloved friend.
  • The Ditz: Though sometimes subverted as she's the one who will bring up critical insights, such as noting that they can use the ship to get them home by stopping by planets that could bring them necessary resources, and in Icriss, bringing up the possibility that they could merge the 2 broken down ships into 1 functioning ship. This is a little more apparent in the anime, where many of her quick thinking moments are spread to the rest of the team instead.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: The reason she's one of the few that's been blessed with a normal upbringing is because Seira made sure that Aries was in safe hands, giving her to Emma Spring and telling her to flee the country so that she won't be used like a spare.
  • Malaproper: She'll constantly get pop culture phrases wrong based on how she was raised, and even with normal phrases she messes up the meaning.
  • Mismatched Eyes: She has heterochromia, with her left eye being green and her right eye brown. We learn later on that it's a handy visual marker for her being the clone of Princess Seira, since she has the same thing.
  • Morality Pet: The only reason why the traitor didn't take out everyone during the trip was because he didn't want to accidentally take Aries out with them, due to her overwhelming similarities to Princess Seira.
  • Mundane Utility: Her photographic memory does come in handy with basic information, but she likes to use it as an advantage in games.
  • The Narrator: She serves as the primary narrator of the manga, writing down logs as they travel through space and giving her thoughts about certain subjects.
  • Official Couple: With Kanata.
  • Photographic Memory: She never forgets anything. It comes in handy when Charce lies about being part of her biology class, and even more so when the group isolates the traitor.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Charce's attachment to Aries is based on her being Seira's clone, going as far as thinking of her not as an individual but as the chance to get Seira back.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: One of the nicest people on the ship bar none, and always looking to make friends with the crew.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Of Seira.
  • Spanner in the Works: The entire assassination plan failed because she was in B5. She brings up a critical insight that got the still-fractured group to focus, and her resemblance to Seira makes Charce hesitate to take the all of B5 out.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Save for the hair color, Aries is a dead ringer for Seira, down to the hairstyle, and for good reason.
  • You Remind Me of X: According to Charce, she shares many characteristics of his childhood friend Seira, which makes him especially fond of her. It turns out that it goes even deeper than that because she is a clone like the rest of the group. Specifically, her original is the daughter of the Vixian king, who is Charce's original.

    Quitterie Raffaeli 
Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa (Anime), Lynn (Drama CD) (Japanese), Sakyiwaa Baah (English)

A stand-offish girl who wants to be a doctor.

    Zack Walker 
Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Anime), Daiki Hamano (Drama CD) (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)

A stoic young man and a childhood friend of Quitterie.

  • Childhood Friends: With Quitterie. Their parents are quite close to each other, and they're neighbors as well, so they know each other's ins and outs.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: Promised to marry Quitterie when they were kids, and like a lot of cases is the only one of the two that remembers. He took that as a sign that they were all set to go as a couple.
  • Fan Boy: He's a huge fan of Lucy Lum's discography, and when he figures out that Yun-hua is related to her and can sing as well as her, he's ecstatic.
  • Improbable Age: Has a spaceship license at age 16.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: Quitterie brags about him having an incredibly high IQ.
  • Not So Above It All: Zack doesn't bat an eyelid about accidentally walking in on Quitterie naked, but even he blushes and stares along with the rest of the boys upon seeing Yunhua's new look.
  • Oblivious to Love: Quitterie is very obviously in love with him. He either doesn't notice or puts it past his mind when talking to her. Seeing that he's loved her for years, it's more than likely the latter.
  • The Smart Guy: He has a ton of medical knowledge, can accurately fly a spaceship, and even wears glasses to boot.
  • The Stoic: He generally doesn't show his emotions on his face, to the point where no one is able to tell that he's been in love with Quitterie.
  • Team Mom: He has a tendency to scold everyone, and definitely is one of the more nurturing people on the crew, albeit a bit naggy. The crew mockingly call him the "Mom" for this as well.

    Yun-hua Lu 
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Dawn M. Bennett (English)

A tall young woman who tries not to stand out.

  • Apologizes a Lot: Due to her awful self-esteem, she spends most of her time in the early parts of the story saying sorry. In the anime, her first action on-screen is to apologize, and then apologize again a few moments later in response to a comment that wasn't even directed at her.
    Luca: Hey, are you going on the camp too?
    Yun-hua: Um... I'm sorry.
    Luca: What?! Sorry for what?!
  • Beautiful All Along: After leaving Planet Shummoor, Yun-hua stops wearing her glasses and asks Luca to cut her hair. Her new look has all the boys staring at her and blushing, even Ulgar and Zack.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one below her mouth, just like her mother.
  • Blinding Bangs: A more realistic version of this trope than usual, but Kanata correctly deduces that Yun-hua wears her bangs long to hide her face. After her Important Haircut, she wears them much shorter and parted to the side.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: Her glasses are actually non-prescription, and she wears them as to not stand out. After her issues concerning her past are resolved, she stops wearing them.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Her self esteem is the pits, honestly speaking. With a combination of her upbringing and her being surrounded by talented, helpful people (whereas she has no specialization besides singing), she finds herself thinking that she's the dead weight of the team and even offers to strand herself on the second planet to give B5 one less mouth to feed resource-wise.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: She's the tallest of the girls and only shorter than Kanata by one inch. Her height is actually one of the many things she's deeply self-conscious about- her mother has raised her not to draw attention to herself, but her height makes her stick out immediately.
  • Important Haircut: Gets one after the debacle at the second planet.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Yun-hua is the daughter of successful singer Lucy Lum, and like her mother is a beautiful singer. She practiced whenever she got the chance because she admired her mother's singing so much, but was told not to stand out. This makes sense, considering that she's a clone of her mother.
  • Out of Focus: After her focus episode on the second planet, she becomes a background character to the point of not even having a speaking role in some episodes and only appearing in the background for group scenes.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very much a wallflower type of person, and is somewhat awkward and quiet with the rest of the team due to her upbringing. She starts to come out of her shell after the second planet.
  • Tender Tears: During emotional moments, Yun-hua is usually the first to start crying in empathy. She also has a habit of crying while singing, due to putting all her emotions into her song.

    Luca Esposito 
Voiced by: Risae Matsuda (Anime), Ayumu Murase (Drama CD) (Japanese), Ciaran Strange (English)

A mischievous boy who wants to be an artist.

  • Didn't Think This Through: Luca's the type of boy that likes to do things first before learning the dangers of it. His impulsiveness is also one of the direct causes of the kids getting thrown into space in the first place.
  • The Gadfly: Loves teasing the other members of the ship, especially Ulgar after The Reveal.
  • I Am What I Am: Came to terms with his intersex nature after a while, coming to see his body as unique and appreciating it for what it is. But most of that soul searching was done before the main story; it's just now he has a definite feeling on it.
  • Intersex Tribulations: He's actually intersex, as he reveals on Arispade. This is also the reason why his father doesn't consider him an heir. And as we later learn, his intersex nature is deliberate on part of Luca's originator, as an exploration into perfect androgyny.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Quitterie refers to Luca as "the MVP of the trip" for his multiple talents, which include drawing, hairstyling, sewing, and massage.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: On Arispade, Luca almost gets himself killed by Ulgar because the latter's brother was mysteriously killed in lieu of a government scandal that involved Luca's father. Thankfully, it didn't take and he was able to talk down Ulgar before things got really awry.
  • Transgender: Specifically under "genderfluid". He currently identifies as a boy, but he also mentions that his gender identity sometimes fluctuates either way.
  • The Un-Favourite: His parents prefer his younger brother over him because he isn't "wholly male" and is adopted.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Shows his breasts to Ulgar in an attempt to get him to realize how similar they are, at least in backstory.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a bright purple.

    Ulgar Zweig 
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Anime), Kyousuke Kitayama (Drama CD) (Japanese), Christopher Dontrell Piper (English)

A broody young man who dislikes others.

  • Best Served Cold: Promises to bring down Esposito with everything he's got after returning home. At first he did have hesitations because Senator Esposito was Luca's dad, but given that they're not blood related and Luca kind of hates him, all bets are off now.
  • Big Brother Worship: Where his family would overlook him for Finn, Ulgar had no problems at all with Finn himself, seeing that he regularly talks to him and gave him a goal in life. That made Finn's eventual death a major Cynicism Catalyst for poor Ulgar.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Slowly starts to warm up to the others in the group after the incident on the third planet.
  • The Gunslinger: Being the only person on the crew that knows how to use a gun, he's now the crew's marksman.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Finn was one before him, and Ulgar wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps and expose the corruption that ended up killing his brother later on in life.
  • I Work Alone: Generally keeps to himself as the "lone wolf" on the team, but does have a small soft spot for Funi. Eventually sheds this aspect of his personality after the third planet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even before the events on Planet Arispade, Ulgar shows moments of warmth in his interactions with Funi. After his Character Development, he's much more openly nice.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Has only one eye uncovered at all times, though he does switch which eye gets covered.
  • Revenge by Proxy: After being stranded in space, he plots to take revenge on the person responsible for his brother's death by killing their heir, who is part of the group. After finding out that his target, Luca, had no familial affection whatsoever between him and his corrupt adoptive parent, and his intersex nature and lack of blood relation caused them to disavow him as a potential heir anyway, he stops.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Subtle, but there. One of the extras had him flip his hairstyle around because Funi wanted to see what his right eye looked like, yet keeps his aloof personality while catering to Funi's whims.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His beanie, which was supposed to be his birthday gift from Finn before he died. It also intentionally resembles Finn's own favorite hat, considering that Ulgar wanted to be like him.
  • The Un-Favourite: His parents preferred his older brother over him.

    Charce Lecroix 
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Anime), Soichiro Hoshi (Drama CD) (Japanese), Jason Liebrecht (English)

A handsome young man who loves aliens.

  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: "Charce" is, among some of the more standout names, the most unreal.
  • Becoming the Mask: Even though he's supposed to carry out the Murder-Suicide and was fully intending on doing so, he did enjoy being part of B5 and was genuinely happy with them.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Does it very often as a Running Gag. People even comment on it in-universe, and he treats it as part of his weird physiology.
  • Blue Blood: He was actually born and raised in the Imperial District of Vixia. And Chapter 42 reveals he's not just any clone— he's a clone of the king. Double subverted since his royal lineage doesn't mean jack in the eyes of the king himself; Charce is a vessel and manservant, nothing more...but his blood connections eventually get him realized as a legitimate king of Vixia when the old one was dethroned and arrested.
  • Char Clone: Aside from the name, which should be a dead ringer. He's blond, charismatic, is a fallen prince of royal heritage, has a hidden agenda to kill his companions, and possesses a familial connection to the female lead. Bullseye in almost every category.
  • Connected All Along: Charce and Aries are blood relatives genetically, and they both were involved in the Vixian royal family's clone experiment; Charce for the king, Aries for the princess Seira. Seira also happens to be Charce's beloved friend.
  • Defector from Decadence: Fed up with Vixia's strict social divide and his upbringing, Charce leaves his homeland and never looks back. Double subverted in a relatively short time; we learn that his backstory was false, and that he can't defy the king even if he wanted to because of his upbringing and the King's absolute orders. However, after much convincing from his companions, Charce ulimately does defy the king for real (and does one better— he gets him arrested).
  • Easily Forgiven: Played straight. After returning home, Charce is pardoned for his attempted murder of Group B5 with the understanding that he had been brainwashed by his father, plus the fact that the members of B5 refused to press charges against him.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The fauna of the planets B5 lands on instantly take to him, and he doesn't seem to mind given that he takes some of them back on the Astra to study.
  • A Good Way to Die: He admits that since he was going to die with everyone else in the initial assassination attempt, he wouldn't have minded dying looking at space.
  • Heroic Bastard: Although he is secretly working for the antagonists in the beginning and is blood-wise an illegitimate prince, ultimately he is this trope. Over the course of the journey he became a legitimate member of the Astra crew and eventually turns his allegiances towards the side of good, dethroning his genetic father.
  • I Have No Son!: Following the incident with Seira, he was effectively disowned from the family line. Also one of the many things that was subverted, since the King never saw him as a son in the first place, only a tool— and Charce full well knows this.
  • Interclass Friendship: In the lie he tells the B5 crew, Charce was friends with a commoner named Seira back in his childhood. In reality it's the opposite; Seira's a princess, and Charce a simple vessel for the king.
  • Like a Son to Me: More like "Like a Little Brother to Me", in the case of Seira. She can't see him as a clone or a vessel, and treats him like family. Technically she is right to do so, since they both share genetic data with the king.
  • The Mole: He turns out to be the assassin that was hired to kill the rest of the B5 group. Given that he's a clone as well, he was also planning to die along with them, at least until they had the stroke of good luck finding the Astra.
  • Nature Lover: Not only does he have a vast expanse of knowledge of biology, he also loves to study it and interacts very well with the various environments he's placed in. It came as a result of a desire to learn about the "unknown" to him, since he lived in a Gilded Cage for all of his childhood.
  • Nice Guy: Charce definitely likes helping people, and is genuine enough to try and make people stop worrying about various things on their mind. Which is why his more peculiar habits stand out even more.
  • Nom de Mom: He takes his adopted mother's surname as his own.
  • Number Two: Kanata marks him as his right hand man for his incredible knowledge and assistance. He's also not so metaphorically Kanata's new "right hand" because the latter boy got it lopped off.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Almost always has that calm, sleepy smile on his face. Very rarely does he make something more drastic, unless it's in a serious situation or when Aries reveals that she's never seen Charce in biology class. He stops smiling all the time after shit hits the fan.
  • Princely Young Man: With his fair features, kind nature, intelligence, and natural gentlemanly air, he seems like he'd come right out of a storybook. Given that his homeland is basically The Theme Park Version of European kingdoms, and that, blood-wise at least, he is a prince, that last part has a bit of weight.
  • Undying Loyalty: He was raised since birth to be in service to the king of Vixia, and so tries not to think of himself as an individual.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Most of the story he tells the B5 crew when he's initially put on the spot is fabricated. He can't defy the king's orders, nor did he leave Vixia of his own free will. And Seira was never a commoner; she's a princess.
  • Team Chef: Of the nine kids, he's the only one that does the cooking, and prepares the food they forage while they travel.
  • The Xenophile: Charce really, really likes aliens. He gets really excited whenever there's a chance for him to get his hands on an unknown alien. Sometimes Aries shares his enthusiasm, but only to eat the aliens. After going back home, he later publishes a book about the lifeforms he encountered on the journey.

    Funicia Rafaelli 
Voiced by: Hina Kino (Anime), Aimi Tanaka (Drama CD) (Japanese), Dani Chambers (English)

The younger, adopted sister of Quitterie. She has a puppet called Beego.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her crust suit in the Anime is orange and yellow, whereas her manga counterpart's is pinkish orange and blue.
  • Ambiguously Brown: A Dark-Skinned Blonde just like her sister and adopted mother.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: When Paulina pointed out the similarities between her and Quitterie, they decided to do a DNA test just to prove whether they're sisters. Their 100 percent match tips the crew off to one of the major plot twists of the series.
  • Chocolate Baby: Funi brings up that her mother is pale skinned, and she can't remember what her father looked like. Given that she's lived with her mother all her life, it raised some eyebrows. Turns out her mother is actually her adopted mother, and she's actually another clone of Quitterie's mother.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Like Quitterie, she has brown skin and blonde hair, though the resemblance is just a coincidence. Except it's not. Quitterie and Funi are clones made from the same data.
  • Everyone's Baby Sister: It's the Astra crew's responsibility to take care of her, and they'll be damned if they ever let her get in danger.
  • Hand Puppet: Beego is a very unusual one in that it can read its wearer's thoughts, which regularly helps the crew with information that Funi doesn't really talk about. It talks like an old man.
  • In-Series Nickname: Funi.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": How the hell do you pronounce her name? Fuu-Nee-Shuh? Fyuu-Nee-Shuh? Fun-Nee-Shuh? The English dub pronounces it as Foo-Nee-See-Uh.
  • Precocious Crush: Develops one on Kanata.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She and Quitterie look almost exactly alike due to the fact that they're cloned from the same data. Even more so when Funi becomes a teenager herself.
  • Tagalong Kid: Enforced on the original field trip as well, given that B5's particular bonus task for that trip was to take care of a younger person, and Funicia fit the bill. Later it's revealed she's actually part of the group because she's also a clone.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The only little girl on the ship. The cutest one, too.



     Others (Spoilers) 

Group B5's Parents

The parents of the protagonists.

Warning: MAJOR spoilers in the tropes below.

  • Corrupt Politician: Luca's father. It's pretty much accepted that he's been bribed for some pretty shady stuff, on top of apparently having Ulgar's brother killed.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Their biological families and lovers are treated like any other person, and they do genuinely care for them. It's just those pesky clones that get the shaft. Noah Vix stands out especially since he was the only one to create a clone for someone else, namely his daughter Seira, and is left devastated by her death.
  • Jerkass: After The Reveal, they all come off as this in regards to their clone children. They rather flippantly talk about banishing their children (and Aries, who theoretically shouldn't even be involved in the first place) to the dark recesses of space, and not a dry eye is to be had. Luca's originator (who he gave to another family for adoption just to avoid being attached to him) even points out that the few who did raise their clones still seem detached despite being in their influence for most of their lives, with Kanata's father flat out admitting that he never thought of Kanata as a son.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: They all get their due in the end, thanks to the Astra crew handing every piece of information they could to their police. Yes, this even includes a king.
  • Offing the Offspring: Their end goal. In story, they attempted to murder their children by sending them into outer space thousands of light years away to hide their bodies, but even if they didn't do that, they were planning on erasing their children's consciousnesses so that they could take over their bodies.
  • Parental Neglect: How some of them treated their children. This was deliberately done so they wouldn't get attached to them when the time came to body hop.
  • Tragic Villain: Noah Vix. It's implied that grief over his wife's death pushed him over the edge and pulled him into the conspiracy to prevent it from happening to himself and his daughter. He's also the only one who had a clone made for someone other than himself. The fact he loses his daughter to an assassin just adds to the futility. It doesn't excuse his heinous actions though.
  • White Sheep:
    • Aries' mother, who seems the most unconnected to the clones plot and is the most openly upset about losing her daughter in space. Well, she's not as unconnected as one might think, given that she's a former servant of the Vixian royal family and the surrogate mother of Seira's clone, Aries.
    • Charce's adopted mother is also an example, as she had absolutely no idea about the larger conspiracies at play.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Given that they wanted to get rid of every trace of clones from the project, they were perfectly willing to take out Funi too.

Finn Zweig

Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese), Gabe Kunda (English)

Ulgar's older brother, who died prior to the main story.

  • Big Brother Mentor: Along with being a lovable older brother, he also helped Ulgar figure out what he wanted to do with himself and brought the boy out of his shell, at least around him.
  • He Knows Too Much: Suspected to have found out the clone conspiracy on his way to uncovering Senator Esposito's more mundane campaign donation scandal.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Used to be one back when he was alive. He knew the trail he was going down was dangerous, but he took the risk anyway to learn the truth.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Properly Paranoid: He always used to say "The adults are lying to us". Technically, he was right; a conspiracy's been held for over a century that's kept many generations in the dark about Astra's origins, which has only been upheld by the adults in the setting who really didn't know any better.

Polina Levinskaya

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)

A Russian astronaut that Group B5 rescues from cryogenic sleep.

  • Audience Surrogate: When it becomes clear that Group B5 isn't quite from the Earth we know, Polina is our point of reference.
  • Cool Big Sis: Since she's a little older than the rest of the cast, they quickly begin to view her like this.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the anime's OP there's a brief shot of her (with her face concealed until episode 8) gazing at the Earth from a window. At least, that's probably what the viewer is supposed to think the planet is.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Not only because she's been asleep for approximately 12 years ( later revealed to be 112 years), but because she woke up to a universe where Earth as we know it is no more.
  • Human Popsicle: Has supposedly been in cryogenic sleep for twelve years before Group B5 rescued her. Actually, add a hundred to that number.
  • In-Series Nickname: Lina.
  • Older Than She Looks: Since she was cryogenically frozen for 112 years, she is actually 140 years old when Group B5 rescues her.
  • Sixth Ranger: She joins the B5 crew long after they've begun their journey, on the fourth (out of five) planets they travelled to.
  • Sole Survivor: Of her expedition group, she was the only one left after all the rest of her crewmates died on Icriss. She's also effectively one of the last people alive who have firsthand knowledge about Earth, since everyone else is either dead or heavily aged.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some people have mistaken the name Polina for the more common (among English-speakers) Paulina. The official spelling from VIZ is Polinanote .


Charce's childhood friend who fell into a coma.
  • Gratuitous Princess: Is the daughter of the current king, aka Charce's original.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Her death coes at the hand of an assassin pushing her off a cliff, so her death can look like an unfortunate mistake.
  • Interclass Friendship: With Charce, who is an heir to the Vixian throne. Rather than her being a commoner like he claims, she is a princess who befriended a servant.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Protectorate: To Charce. As both her servant and as his close friend, he wants to be able to protect her at all costs.
  • Rebellious Princess: Was entirely against the clone project, and tried to make sure that Aries at least could be spared her eventual fate.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: The namesake of Aries, but spelled backwards.
  • Walking Spoiler: You can't talk about her at all without taking a couple of twists into account.
  • White Sheep: Is the only one of the cloned people that isn't down with the whole body-hopping thing.

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