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    Zelana Crew 

The Crew As A Whole

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Towards the end of the anime, the Zelana is destroyed by the Spriggan. It hits Nie the hardest as the ship was his father's last gift to him.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Subverted, the fact that Aura Ships are powered by Aura instead of electricity means that the Zelana only needs two crew members on the bridge, a helmsman and a communications officer - both of which are male.
  • Cool Ship: The Zelana itself.
  • La Résistance: In the rebellion to free the Kingdom of Ah from Drake's grasp.
  • Love Dodecahedron: More than one love triangle occurs amongst them.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Initially are very chaotic as they are comprised of people from various walks of life, some of which include children but eventually come together as an effective military force.
  • True Companions: Over time they come to function as a tightly knit unit.

Show Zama

Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara (JP), Jay Hickman (ENG)

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"I...want to rid Byston Well of all things tied to the Aura Machines. That's why I came back."

A motocross enthusiast who whilst riding his bike, is transported to the world of Byston Well. There he is enlisted into Drake's army though a chance encounter with Marvel Frozen of the Anti-Drake resistance causes him to fight his former lord.

Pilots: Dunbine (Blue), Fou, Billbine

  • Accidental Proposal: Gave Riml a bunch of Polopoise flowers as a get well present, not realising that in Byston Well that's commonly done to propose to a lover due to the flowers' name meaning "I will only love you forever".
  • Ace Pilot: Slowly becomes this as his piloting skills and growing Aura power make up for using an outdated model Aura Battler.
  • All-Loving Hero: Grows into this as he treats both the Ferario and the Garou Ran with as much respect as if they were human and even cries several times over the deaths of his less evil antagonists.
  • Badass Biker: Though we don't get to see a lot of it since he leaves his bike behind in Drake's Castle. Becomes a Chekhov's Gun during the rescue of Silkie.
  • Battle Aura: His is colored light green.
  • The Hero Dies: Bites it in the final episode.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He's clearly in love with Marvel, but the stress of war prevents him from pursuing his feelings.
  • Fake Defector: One of his more unorthodox tactics against Bishott was to pretend to defect after supposedly destroying the Dunbine. The Black Knight sees through it before Show can finish planting the explosives and is forced to retreat.
  • Famous Last Words: "I'm not killing a person, I'm cutting the malice! Ciela Lapana, purify us!"
  • Flash Step: His signature Off-Shoot ability which allows him to dash around at such high speeds he leaves after images. It's not exclusive to him, but he was the first to discover it and the only one of the heroes to use it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Teases Nie about being oblivious to Marvel's feelings when he himself never notices Cham's feelings for him.
  • Japanese Delinquents: How he was before the events of the anime.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: After proving himself to Queen Ciela, she entrusts to him the Billbine whilst Show passes the Dunbine on to Marvel.
  • Mutual Kill: He and Bern stab each other with their swords as their machines explode.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Is easily swayed by Drake's temptation to become a Battler and blindly serves until Marvel opens his eyes to Drake's true ambition.
  • Oblivious to Love: Never realises that Cham and (maybe) Ciela have feelings for him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Show, Shou and Shō.
  • That Man Is Dead: Realising that he has no place back home, he states to the Japanese Government that "Show Zama" is dead and he is just an imposter so that his parents won't face any punishment for his own actions.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: He has this expression when he returns to Upper Earth and finds out so has everyone else, Aura Machines included. Considering his first return to Upper Earth, he knows well that no matter what happens, the planet is pretty much screwed.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: Has an unexplained cross shaped scar on his chin. Presumably from his attempts to get into motocross.

Cham Huau

Voiced by: Maria Kawamura (JP), Kira Vincent-Davis (ENG)

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"Even if you love someone. You still might die without being loved once..."

A Mi Ferario that hangs around the Zelana after falling from the Ferario's dimension. Over time she bonds with the crew and decides to pull her weight by riding in Show's cockpit to assist him.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: Has feelings for Show but recognises he is in love with Marvel and so never says anything.
  • Butt-Monkey: If something comedically bad happens, it typically happens to Cham.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Tends to name and shout Show's attacks.
    Cham: Here it comes, the finishing blow! AURA SLAAAAAAAAASH!
  • The Fair Folk: Initially comes off as detached like the rest of the Ferario - only really opposing Drake because he's torturing fellow Ferario Silky, but she quickly subverts it by becoming The Heart of the team and mediates the more extreme personalities.
  • Narrator All Along: A variation. Whilst the narrator's true identity is never revealed, he does state that the story he narrates was told to him by the Sole Survivor Cham.
  • Running Gag: A couple as she's the comic relief such as getting trapped in boxes and banging her head against glass windows.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the characters who entered the final battle, she is the only one to survive.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Cham/Chum and Huau/Hau/Fau/How.

Marvel Frozen

Voiced by: Mika Doi (JP), Christine Auten (ENG)

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"All I see is a foolish man who serves Drake without thinking about the consequences!"

A young woman from Dallas and the only human from Upper Earth not summoned by Drake. She joins Nie's resistance force and convinces Show to oppose Drake. Initially has feelings for Nie, but over time falls in love with Show instead.

Pilots: Dana O'shee, Fou, Bozune, Botune, Dunbine

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Starts off in love with Nie.Over time she falls for Show instead who does reciprocate.
  • Battle Aura: Hers is colored red.
  • Can't Catch Up: Suffers a mixture of being stuck with outdated models and lacking the overwhelming Aura power that Show possesses. She gets a lot better when she obtains the Dunbine.
  • Eagleland: A much more sympathetic Type 1 in contrast to Todd.
  • Famous Last Words: After convincing Show he needs to defeat Drake first before coming back to help her.
    Marvel: Really! When you want to be comforted, he acts like he doesn't want to know...
  • Secret Stab Wound: Suffers a fatal one in the final clash with the Spriggan courtesy of the Black Knight. She hides it from Show and after he heads off to fight Drake she allows herself to perish in her exploding Dunbine.
  • Spanner in the Works: Her coming into contact with Show and convincing him of Drake's malice puts a real dent in the latter's plans to dominate as he would have otherwise been unmatched in military strength.
  • The Stoic: Easily the most level-headed of the crew and tries to ground the more extreme personalities.

Nie Given

Voiced by: Makoto Ataka (JP), Vic Mignogna (ENG)

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"I won't look down on myself anymore, from now on I'll keep fighting Drake until the very end."

The young heir to the House of Given. He serves his father faithfully in combatting Drake's forces but after Drake's Aura Battlers kill his parents he finds himself as the inexperienced new leader of the resistance.

Commands: Zelana
Pilots: Drumlo, Fou, Bozune, Botune

  • Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: How his relationship with Marvel started.
  • Berserk Button: Harming his crew in any way, but especially Riml. As Luuza found out the hard way.
  • The Captain: After the death of his father. Though he also pulls double duty as the secondary Helmsman of the Zelana.
  • Death Seeker: Shows shades of this in the final battle after losing his ship, Riml and (as far as he was aware) his entire crew. He preforms a suicidal charge on the Will-Wipps to make sure Drake dies, barely even registering the attacks of the remaining Mooks.
  • Famous Last Words: "Keen! I killed Drake for you!"
  • Frontline General: Justified as to the small nature of his resistance group and if push comes to shove, he'll even jump in an Aura Battler and fight directly himself.
  • Gender-Blender Name: His name is a corruption of Nicnevin, the Queen of Fairies in Scottish mythology.
  • Honor Before Reason: A large part of his character development is growing out of this.
  • Love Triangle: He loves Riml but also has feelings for Marvel.
  • Oblivious to Love: Is completely unaware of Keen's feelings for him, only having eyes for Riml.
  • Revenge: Wants to kill Drake for the deaths of his parents. And later for killing Keen. Also kills Luuza for the murder of Riml.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Nie/Neal and Given/Giben.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: His courtship with Drake's daughter Riml is a painful parallel of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no qualms giving corporal punishment to Riml. He also doesn't hold back when he guns down Luuza.

Keen Kiss

Voiced by: Yumi Takada (JP), Emily Carter (ENG)

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The heir to the House of Kiss which is allied with the Given family. Keen plays more of a support role, often backing up Show and company in the Fou, though she does upgrade to better Aura Machines late in the series.

Pilots: Fou, Dana O'Shee, Bozune, Botune

  • All Love Is Unrequited: She has an obvious crush on Nie but he doesn't realise and only sees her as a younger sister.
  • Berserk Button: She hates being treated as either a child or a burden.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the hands of Muisy whom they had accidentally set free during their assault of the Will Wipps in the final episode.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Eager to prove she's not a burden on the team, but often gets into trouble because of it.
  • Older Than He Looks: Her short stature and immature behavior makes her seem a lot younger than a sixteen year old should be.
  • Self-Made Orphan: A tragic example as her father was forced into allying with Drake and faced her on the battlefield and with Show they accidentally destroyed his Aura Bomber causing him to plummet to his death.
  • Spanner in the Works: She foils Muisy's plot to assassinate Ciela because she simply couldn't believe that Muisy was telling the truth about being an innocent victim.
  • Tag Along Kid
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    Allies 

Riml Luft

Voiced by: Kyōko Irokawa (JP), Hilary Haag (ENG)

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"The source of all this chaos...is you mother!"

The daughter of Drake but is staunchly opposed to his conquest of Byston Well.

Pilots: Dana O'shee, Wryneck

  • Arranged Marriage: With Bern, though they treat each other like siblings due to the age gap. Dropped after Bern's repeated failures leads him to be dismissed from Drake's forces.
  • Damsel in Distress: Spends much of the series imprisoned by her mother, either in their castle Laas Wau or on Bishott's Aura Ship.
  • Likes Older Men: About the only trait she inherited from her mother.
  • My Beloved Smother: Her mother Luuza is extremely controlling as opposed to her father who often indulges her whims.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: How she dies at the hands of Luuza.
  • Rebellious Princess: Hates what her parents are doing and tries to aid Nie's rebellion several times. Though she only hates her mother as a person and tries to appeal to her father's decency multiple times in vain.
  • Red Herring: Despite the Black Knight secretly giving her a grenade to help her escape, Reml doesn't use it and instead finds a more peaceful way out by negotiating with the Upper-Earthers also trapped on Bishott's ship to work together and escape.
  • Running Gag: Her crashing an Aura Battler.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Attempts this on her mother. Tragically she suffers the reverse trope instead.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Nie Given. It ends about as well.

Elle Humm

Voiced by: Run Sasaki (JP), Allison Sumrall (ENG)

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"Don't throw your lives away, it's irresponsible to die until after you've saved the world!"

The princess of the Kingdom of Mi and later the Queen of Rau. Elle was initially a non-combatant who wanted to understand the nature of Aura, but the increasing reach of the war drags her into a leadership position.

Commands: Goraon

  • A Child Shall Lead Them: After the death of her grandfather, she becomes the Queen of Rau and commands their forces from the Goraon.
  • Archenemy: Jeryl could be considered hers as she is responsible for the deaths of her mother and grandfather. She even has a vision of the future where she is killed by the "red haired devil".
  • Battle Aura: Hers is pink.
  • Clairvoyance: Her unusually powerful Aura allows her to see visions of the future as well as influence the Aura of others.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the final battle, she uses up all of her life force to absorb all of the Black Knight's Aura to prevent him from entering Hyper Mode.
  • Innocence Lost: Went from a cheerful lively young girl to a stoic and stern young woman as the war progresses.
  • It's Personal: Twice she uses her Aura to De-Power Bern after he killed her love interest.
  • Star Crossed Lover: With the Upper-Earther Tolstoy.

Ciela Lapana

Voiced by: Miki Takahashi (JP), Luci Christian (ENG)

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"The world of Byston Well, no the power of Aura itself will definitely repay us so long as the war ends. That is why we must fight until the end..."

The Queen of the Kingdom of Na. After Show proves his worth as an Aura Battler to her, she gifts him her country's secret weapon - the Billbine and becomes a powerful ally in the final arc.

Commands: Gran Garan

  • Big Good
  • Damsel in Distress: She first meets Show when he and Todd wind up in the Storm Sphere where she was captured by a bunch of Garou Ran and Show rescues her from a giant lizard beast.
  • Foil: Serves as one to Drake as she is young but born into the position of ruling a nation, she leads through charisma and kindness and is willing to make just as much a sacrifice as the soldiers she commands.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the final battle, she uses up all her Aura to preform the Purification Rite and cleanse the Earth of all the evil Aura before guiding everyone's souls (including her own) back to Byston Well.
    Ciela: "Everyone, we shall return to Byston Well! All that remains is to ensure we leave no malicious souls on Upper Earth, Show!"
  • The High Queen: Despite her youth, she is wise and always has a calm regal bearing.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Becomes good friends with the Queen of England.
  • Lady and Knight: From their first meeting, she has this dynamic with Show.
  • Ship Tease: El Fino teases her that if she acts too coldly to Show then he won't fall for her. Ciela brushes it off by stating as the Queen, she cannot show favouritism to any one person.

Foizon Gow

Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP), Marty Fleck (ENG)

The King of Rau and grandfather to Elle. He is one of the first leaders to recognise the threat Drake poses and offers his aid to the Zelana crew.

Pilots: Bozune, Botune
Commands: Goraon

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: He intentionally lets Drake take his castle in exchange for buying time to evacuate all his people to the Goraon, saying that a castle can be rebuilt but lives cannot.
  • Frontline General: Insists that a king must lead his people from the front. It costs him his life at the hands of Jeryl.
  • The Good King: In stark contrast to Furaon.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a gruff demeanour to those he doesn't yet trust and deliberately acts as a jerk to Elle to keep her away from the oncoming war, but he genuinely cares for those around him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Foizon/Foyzon and Gow/Gau.

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Drake Luft

Voiced by: Shōji Oki (JP), Phil Ross (ENG)

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"Brave Soldiers, citizens who care for their country! The virtuous people of Ah must toil, but their lives do not get any easier, whose fault is that!? It is because King Fruaon is incompetant, we must once again put the Land of Ah into the hands of the Komon!"

A retainer for the King of Ah and patriarch of the House of Luft. Drake uses the captured Ae-Ferario Silkie to summon people from Upper-Earth to fight for him as "Aura Battlers" in his conquest to rule over all of Byston Well.

Commands: Will-Wipps

  • Animal Motifs: Dragons as evidenced by his name, flag and his dragon cane.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Taken Up to Eleven after overthrowing King Furaon and making himself the new ruler of the Kingdom of Ah.
  • Bad Boss: Surprisingly subverted, thanks to having to serve under King Furaon, Drake is smart enough to know that being a jerk to your subordinates does not create loyalty and tries to treat his men favorably even when they fail.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Behind Every Great Man: He wonders if this was the case when he finds out Luuza was using him the whole time. Part of the reason for wanting to start another war was to see if it was true or not.
  • Best Served Cold: After learning of Luuza and Bishott's treachery he feigns ignorance while commanding Bishott's battleship to head out first in battle in the hopes that the heroes will destroy them for him.
    Drake: Don't you dare let him retreat. I'll have him work hard as my shield!
  • Berserk Button: Betrayal. Fail him once and he'll just reprimand you, fail twice and you'll be kicked out of the military at worst, but betray him and he'll make sure you're hung drawn and quartered.
  • Big Bad: He's not the only person Show fights throughout the story, but he is the largest and most consistent enemy.
  • Classy Cane: He always carries around a cane with an elaborate dragon shaped handle. He even used it to backhand Muisy who was in the middle of trying to assassinate him.
  • Cool Ship: His flagship the Will Wipps.
  • Dramatic Irony: He's full of these.
    • In Byston Well there exists a legend of a "Holy Warrior" that will descend and save the world from disaster. Drake initially paints Show and Todd as these heroes. Only for Show to fulfil the prophecy by saving the world from Drake.
    • When he tries to bluff Silkie into summoning more Upper-Earthers, he claims that there are people that would do harm to his daughter Riml...cue Silkie's line of sight slowly shifting to Luuza before agreeing that Drake is right.
    • And the biggest would be his final fate - see Karmic Death for why.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely cares for his wife and daughter. It's why he doesn't realise Luuza's manipulation of him right until the end.
  • Expy: Of Gihren Zabi from Mobile Suit Gundam being that he's an evil aristocrat who overthrows his leader to become the Supreme Commander, who leads an uprising to conquer all of humanity and is betrayed by a female family member.
  • Famous Last Words: "Nie Given, to think that I'd be slain by you!"
  • Foil: Serves as one to the Big Good Ciela in that he was born a minor vassal who schemed his way to become Supreme Commander of his Kingdom, he tries to artificially generate loyalty through treats like feasts for his prized Aura Battlers and ultimately values himself above his men - see Know When to Fold 'Em for details.
  • The Heavy: While Show does fight other enemies such as Bishott, all sources of conflict in the story can be traced back to Drake summoning the Upper Earthers and introducing Aura Battlers to Byston Well.
  • Karmic Death: Started a civil war by killing his political opponent Lord Given, the war is ended when Given's son Nie kills Drake.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: In the final battle, knowing that the heroes are preforming a suicidal charge to bring him down, he advances his battleship pretending to go down with it whilst secretly preparing a transport ship to escape. Nie catches him and puts a stop to that.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: His flagship is colored red and is easily the most powerful.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Lampshaded by Shot who asks why Drake put on his armor when he doesn't fight himself. Drake replies that it generates morale amongst the troops as they feel he is fighting alongside them in spirit.
  • Out of Focus: Spends a good chunk of the final arc laying low preparing for the final battle and as a result the story focuses more on Bishott and Shot's evil schemes.
  • Pet the Dog: When he is reunited with Riml in the final arc, he drops the Evil Overlord persona for a moment and just embraces her like a normal father. He even accepts her request to take the civilians who rescued her to safety as well as tearfully lets her go back to join the heroes after seeing how much she's grown as a person.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He genuinely believes in the tactical advantage of this trope. He repeatedly offers enemies the chance to negotiate before attacking, doesn't harm non-combatants and tries to be good to the people he takes over.
  • Properly Paranoid: After learning of Luuza's betrayal he starts to think everyone is out to kill him. It saves his life when he suspects Muisy's urgent "message" is just an excuse to assassinate him.
  • Uriah Gambit: How he disposes of Bishott and Luuza after discovering their betrayal.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Due to a mixture of being a competent ruler compared to King Furaon as well as doctoring evidence that the Given family was planning an uprising.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a minor one when Riml reveals that Luuza has been plotting with Bishott to kill him when the war is over. He manages to retain his dignity in front of his men, but his lip is tellingly shaking as he wonders if he's been a puppet to others this whole time.
  • Visionary Villain: Genuinely believes that Byston Well would be at peace if it was unified into one nation, but his vision involves him as the supreme commander and his conquering though war causes more conflict than it solves.

Luuza Luft

Voiced by: Kachiko Hino (JP)

"Silly girl, did you really think a mother could kill her daughter?"

The wife of Drake. On the surface she seems a loving spouse who supports her husband, but in reality she is a schemer who goes behind Drake's back by allying with his benefactor King Bishott so they can overthrow Drake and rule Byston Well themselves.


  • Assurance Backfire: After realising that their plan had been exposed, Luuza tries to reassure Bishott that Drake won't be able to attack him publicly so long as she is with him. Bishott then realises that Drake had just pulled an Uriah Gambit to have the heroes kill the duo instead.
  • The Baroness: She's got the icy demeanour, the militaristic attitude and dominating personality all associated with the trope.
  • Evil Matriarch: She only sees her daughter as a possession and isn't afraid to beat her if she goes out of line.
  • Lady Macbeth: A sociopath that only cares about herself and how Drake (and later Bishott) can elevate her status.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Encourages Drake's ambition whilst convincing Bishott to betray him.
  • Lean and Mean: Notably skinnier than the other female characters.
  • Never My Fault: As part of her sociopathic tendencies.
  • Offing the Offspring: Kills her own daughter when she comes to arrest Luuza.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has a collective one with Bishott when they see Riml with Drake and realising that their betrayal had been exposed.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Luuza/Loosa
  • Would Harm A Child: When Show tries to rescue Silkie from Drake, Luuza grabs Riml at knifepoint and threatens to kill her unless Show returns Silkie. She follows through on her threat when she kills Riml by the end of the show.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheats on her husband with Bishott.

Bern Bunnings/The Black Knight

Voiced by: Shō Hayami (JP), John Swasey (ENG)

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"Defeat followed by defeat, it all began when that man from Upper Earth arrived. I want to win, I want to defeat him! I am the descendant of knights!"

The commander of Drake's army. He leads the conquest for his lord and fights the Zelana crew on many occasions. But after several defeats is dropped from service. He resurfaces as the mysterious "Black Knight" whose sole objective is to defeat Show Zama to restore his honor.

Pilots: Drumlo, Virunvee, Leprechaun, Zwarth, Wryneck, Bubuly, Galava

  • Ace Pilot: He taught Show how to pilot the Aura Battler and remains a constant threat even when he's piloting experimental machines he's never used before.
  • Advertised Extra: He's always depicted in promotional materials, crossovers and merchandise with his Zwarth - despite the fact that he only uses it thrice in the show before upgrading to superior Aura Machines.
  • Archenemy: Show's throughout the story.
  • Battle Aura: His is dark purple.
  • Blatant Lies: When Luuza challenges him on why he wears a mask in front of his swore lord, the Black Knight responds that his face becomes terribly ugly and twisted in battle so he keeps a mask on...even though he wasn't in battle right then. Luuza picks up on the evasion but lets it slide.
  • Benevolent Boss: Genuinely liked by his subordinates as he is patient, kind and even reprimands another commander who used violence to teach discipline.
  • Char Clone: Pale hair, Pilots several Ace Custom, dons a Cool Helmet, is an Enigmatic Minion and has a relationship with one of the heroes. A solid Type 1.
  • Cool Mask: Though it also serves to ''mask'' his Aura as well as his identity so even Cham can't recognise his Aura. At least until he goes Hyper.
  • Determinator: He's nothing if not determined to kill Show. So much so that he's the only Battler to willingly enter Hyper Mode and after Elle sacrifices herself to supress his Aura, he doesn't back down and continues to fight Show until the death.
  • Discard and Draw: Bern goes through more Aura Battlers than anyone else due to being the one who has to test the newest Ace Custom every time. Shot even complains that his funds aren't unlimited after Bern wrecks the Leprechaun.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: After being relieved of his position and reduced to Shot's errand boy, he meets Todd during a chance encounter and after begging to tag along, is constantly frustrated by his former subordinate giving him orders.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Frees Marvel from being Bishott's hostage since he didn't want to defeat Show in a dishonorable manner.
  • Evil Laugh: After becoming the Black Knight he develops one that signifies it's him piloting. "Fufufu..."
  • Evil Mentor: He starts out as this to both Show and Todd before they both defected.
  • Hero Killer: Successfully kills Marvel and preforms a Mutual Kill with Show.
  • Mutual Kill: With Show
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His Black Knight getup does little to hide his identity, but few people ever realise it's him.
  • The Power of Hate: What his Aura is fuelled by during his time as the Black Knight. Lampshaded by Show in their final duel.
    Show: "What have your hands grasped with such hatred!?"
    Bern: "Power, and cunning! With it I shall be victorious!"
  • Randomly Gifted: While the vast majority of Komons cannot normally utilise their Aura, which is why Drake summoned the Upper-Earthers, Bern is one of the very few exceptions of a Komon who became a natural Aura Battler and when he returns as the Black Knight, his Aura has become so powerful that Show immediately assumes that he must be a new Battler summoned from Upper Earth.
  • Say My Name: He has a tendency to do this. Also his Famous Last Words.
    Bern: "SHOW ZAMA!"
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Bern/Burn/Baan and Bunnings/Bannings/Bernings.
  • Split Personality: He seems to develop this after becoming the Black Knight, as whenever his helmet is forcibly removed he completely changes demeanor - becoming timid to the point of being near mute. It disappears when he finally takes off the helmet of his own volition and returns to his true self.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Drake. When Shot puts his plan into motion to assassinate Drake and install himself as Supreme Commander, Bern betrays him by informing Drake that Muisy was going to shoot him.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Show as one that only he can beat. To the point when Todd captures the Dunbine, Bern refuses to believe that someone else could beat Show (having been out of the loop on Show's upgrade to the Billbine).

Todd Guinness

Voiced by: Hidemi Osaka (JP), John Gremillion (ENG)

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"When you return from a trip to Hell, you learn to be a bit more assertive..."

An air force pilot candidate from Boston who was part of the initial trio summoned to Byston Well. Initially he serves Drake but after a severe loss finds himself waking up from a coma in the Kingdom of Ku and becomes a Battler for Bishott instead. During the final arc, he joins up with Drake once again after America allies with the Drake forces.

Pilots: Dunbine (Black), Drumlo (Black), Vierres, Wryneck

  • Ace Pilot: Don't let his constant losses to Show fool you, the fact that he can always go toe to toe with the Billbine in a mass produced Aura Machine and had several near victories is a testament to his skill. By the end of the series, he's the top Aura Battler in Drake's forces.
  • Anti-Villain: Through character development he becomes this. He doesn't want to do bad things, but he wants to protect his family above all else and after America allies with Drake he doesn't have much choice but to fight for him and hope that by doing so he can end the war as fast as possible.
  • Battle Aura: His is colored yellow. Except when he goes Hyper and it turns red.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Zet's Betty for Garalia's Archie. His coma at the hands of Show means that Garalia chooses Zet, though by the time Todd wakes up Garalia is deceased anyways.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Shot surmises that the reason why he died in the clash between his and Show's Hyper Modes was that Todd gained immense power at the expense of his Aura Barrier weakening significantly whereas Show absorbing the Aura of his friends allowed him to perfectly balance his Hyper Mode and when the two clashed Todd's machine gave out first.
  • Eagleland: Closer to type 2.
  • Elite Mook: Tends to be given these types of Aura Battlers to test and see which ones are viable for mass production.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely loves his sickly mother. She's the last thing he thinks of before he dies.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As a trained military man, Todd is prepared to take lives on the line of duty, but he draws the line at hostage taking as well as killing non-combatants.
  • Graceful Loser: In his final battle with Show as he's receiving the fatal blow.
    Todd: Show, thanks to you I saw a really good dream.
    Show: (Crying) What's "good" about any of this, Todd!
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Starts out as this as he derogatorily refers to Show with a racial slur and is dismissive of Garalia being a soldier due to her being a woman. After Show hands him multiple defeats he grows to respect him and holds him in high regard, as well as bonding with Garalia after realising they're Not So Different to which they join together and fight Show as a pair for a while.
  • Power Copying: What makes Todd particularly dangerous is while he doesn't have the strongest Aura, he can learn very quickly by observing others such as when he successfully copied Show's Off-Shoot ability after only seeing it once.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's willing to pull an occasional Enemy Mine with Show, shared his food with a disgraced Bern despite him technically being an enemy at that point and allowed him to tag along on the mission to rescue Riml. Biggest of all was during the final arc when everyone is thrown into Upper Earth, Todd acts as a representative of Drake to negotiate with America rather than conquering it through force.
  • Put on a Bus: After the second trio of Upper Earthers are summoned by Drake, Todd tries to attack the Zelana alone to prove himself but his loss puts him in a coma for about a dozen episodes.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Todd/Tod and Guinness/Guiness/Guines.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Todd saves Show from being killed by a Lizard Direbeast so they could continue their duel and even attacks his fellow allies if they try to interfere in his fights with Show.
  • The Rival: When quizzed as to his relationship with Show by El Fino, Todd can't of any other way to describe it than "he's a good rival".
  • Took a Level in Badass: After recovering from his coma his competence skyrockets and he becomes a genuine threat to the Zelana crew in battle, often requiring both Show and Marvel working together to defeat him.
  • Villainous Underdog: He often comes across as this, usually taking on the Zelana crew with lesser numbers (sometimes completely alone), his Aura powers aren't as strong as Show's or Bern's and he never gets an Ace Custom. Yet despite this he never gives up and is more of a threat from his sheer determination to win rather than having overwhelming firepower.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The one time he actually beats Show it ends up giving him a reason to swap to the superior Billbine that comes in to rescue the Dunbine as it falls out of the sky.

Garalia Nyamhee

Voiced by: Miki Saijou (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (ENG)

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A knight in Bern's squadron. She joined Drake's forces to restore her family name after her parents died defecting from the country of Ah.

Pilots: Drumlo, Virunvee, Bastole

  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Zet's Betty and Todd's Veronica. She chooses Zet.
  • Let Them Die Happy: She dies happily seeing visions of her home through the Aura Road as her Bastole explodes from the pressure of trying to cross worlds - before she has a chance to realise what's going on.
  • Parental Abandonment:
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her bright pink Bastole stands out compared to the more muted colors of most other Aura Battlers.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: As Todd is very pleased to find out.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the PS 1 game, it's possible to befriend Garalia and convince her to avoid her fate and join you instead, though she wears a mask and goes by the codename - "Valkyrja".
  • Stay in the Kitchen: She suffers this from the rank and file soldiers, but both Bern and Drake seem to have no problem with her being a woman.
  • Trapped in Another World: Suffers this when she and Show are blasted all the way to Tokyo.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: The least feminine of the female Battlers and thus the first to die, noticeably quite some time before the second death of a female Battler.

Jeryl Kuchibi

Voiced by: Tomoko Otsuka (JP), Melissa Cybele (ENG)

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"If you look down on this "little girl" then you'll wind up dead!"

An indie musician from Dublin, Jeryl is part of the second trio of people summoned to Byston Well by Drake after losing both Show and Tokamk. Jeryl is temperamental and vindictive, serving to act as a mirror to emphasise what Show would have become if he continued to serve under Drake.

Pilots: Drumlo, Virunvee, Leprechaun

  • Archenemy: She could be considered one to Elle as she causes the death of multiple of Elle's family members. Jeryl even meets her death when she tries to launch an attack on Elle's ship.
  • Bastard Bastard: It's implied that her bad relationship with her mother is due to being the daughter of a prostitute.
  • Blood Knight:
  • Deadly Upgrade: The first person to achieve Hyper Mode and serves to demonstrate how deadly it can be, both to your opponents and oneself if you lose control of your Aura.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Her lack of control over her Hyper Mode causes her Leprechaun to start breaking apart under the pressure and exposes her cockpit which allows Show to score a fatal hit and kill her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Upon returning to Upper-Earth, she gets into contact with the local government and convinces them that Nie's resistance group are the bad guys and she is the reincarnation of Jeanne D'Arc.
  • Mind Manipulation: Elle suggests that her Aura had become so twisted that she was able to bend the minds of the Upper-Earthers to believe her story about being a good person.
  • Psycho for Hire: Not entirely stable and all too willing to fight the resistance for Drake.
  • Sanity Slippage: She was never quite all there to begin with, but after returning to Upper-Earth she begins to believe her own claims about being the reincarnation of Jeanne D'Arc and being the chosen one to win the war.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Jeryl/Jeril and Kuchibi/Coochibi.

Allen Brady

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (JP), Chris Patton (ENG)

"This war, it looks more entertaining than playing video games at least."

Todd's senior in the American Air Force and part of the second trio of people summoned to Byston Well by Drake.

Pilots: Drumlo, Virunvee

  • Blood Knight: As shown in the above quote, he compares war to enjoying video games.
  • Eagleland: A type 2 same as Todd.
  • Retirony: Thinking that everything will be over once they defeat King Foizon, Allen asks Jeryl out on a date if they both live. He dies the same episode at the hands of the Billbine.
  • ShadowArchetype: Of Todd pre-character development. It's rather noticeable once Todd returns from his Put on a Bus status and the two finally meet that Allen represents everything Todd could have been if he didn't recognise his flaws and descended into full blown villainy.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Allen/Alen and Brady/Blady/Bredy.
  • Unknown Rival: Isn't aware of Todd's animosity towards him. Ironically it flips during their final encounter as Todd barely remembers who he is whilst Allen is resentful that Todd rose to become the top Battler under Bishott whereas he was considered the weakest of all the Upper-Earthers.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He was last seen bailing out of his Virunvee as it was exploding over the ocean but doesn't ever appear again. Tomino stated that he did indeed die in that explosion.

Fei Chenka

Voiced by: Kōichi Hashimoto (JP)

"If you could never find any work, you too would understand how great this world is!"

An out of work actor from China who is part of the second trio of people summoned to Byston Well by Drake.

Pilots: Drumlo, Virunvee, Leprechaun

  • Berserk Button: He goes completely berserk when Show (who is Japanese) talks about peace. It's not outright stated but it's implied that his reaction was due to growing up in the aftermath of World War II.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He goes against Muisy's orders to be a simple decoy and goes after to kill Show. He ends up being killed by his own grenade after Show knocks it back in his face.
  • Only Sane Man: Muisy states that this is the reason she chose him out of the three Upper-Earthers to join her on a rescue mission.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Fei/Fay

Shot Weapon

Voiced by: Masahiko Tanaka (JP), Andy Mcavin (ENG)

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An engineer from California who upon coming to Byston Well allies with Drake and together with Zet creates the Aura Battlers in order to unify all of Byston Well under his new lord. Unbeknownst to others, Shot secretly harbors the desire to rule himself and manipulates several factions throughout the story.

Commands: Spriggan

  • All Take and No Give: The extent of his relationship with Zet. Due to the latter's meekness, Shot was able to take all the credit for creating the Aura Machines and lives luxuriously in Drake's castle despite the bulk of the work being Zet's who lives in the soldiers' barracks. Even though Shot managed to create the strongest Aura Machine - the Bubuly, it was only after requesting to see the schematics for Zet's own greatest creation and building off the back of it.
  • Cool Ship: His personally designed Aura Cruiser - the Spriggan.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He can be considered one for both Dunbine and New Story thanks to his presence in both. Crossover works like Super Robot Wars go one step further and make him one to the entire Byston Well meta-verse as a whole.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: The Spriggan lacks the firepower of all the other battleships but makes up for it with its small size and agility being able to outmanoeuvre even the Zelana.
  • Laughing Mad: Upon realising he has returned to Upper Earth with enough Aura Machines to conquer it.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Perhaps out of spite for how he was treated, Zet doesn't inform Shot of the true nature of the machines' hidden Aura Barrier function leaving Shot to be one of the last people to discover its true significance.
  • Mad Scientist: Developed the Aura Machines with little regard as to the chaos it would bring to Byston Well.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Creates several secret Aura Machines, hires Bern to be his personal soldier after being dismissed by Drake and encourages Bishott's treachery of Drake to name a few of his schemes.
  • Noodle Incident: The history behind his family's deportation to Australia and subsequent forced labor.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Shot/Shott
  • The Punishment: The OVA sequel reveals that he was forcibly removed from the cycle of reincarnation by Jacoba Aon and is forced to wander Byston Well for an eternity as his immortal body rots.
  • Together in Death: With Muisy as the Spriggan is destroyed. At least until the OVA retconned that.

Muisy Por

"Die Show Zama, for the sake of Shot's ambition!"

A music teacher hired to tutor Riml. Shot Weapon notices she has hidden potential and trains her to become a Battler to restore her family's former aristocratic standing.

Pilots: Virunvee, Zwarth, Wryneck, Bubuly,

  • Blatant Lies: Telling Drake that her assassination plot was completely her idea and Shot knew nothing. Drake doesn't buy it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Appears very early on as a simple music teacher that tries to stand up to Luuza's abusive behaviour. By the end of the anime she's one of the last standing Battlers and is a serious threat.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Tends to repaint her Aura Machines in a white color scheme.
  • Double Agent: Officially she works for Drake, but her true loyalties lie with Shot.
  • Hero Killer: Kills Keen in the confusion as the Zelana crew were attacking Drake's battleship in the penultimate episode.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Rather tragically, her family tries to assist her in her first fight against Show but her defeat and loss of control over her Aura Battler causes her to land on and crush her father.
  • ShadowArchetype: She can be considered one to Keen as they were both women who followed the man they loved into becoming soldiers, both killed their fathers inadvertently and both [[spoiler died protecting their loved one]]. But whilst Keen grows beyond just her crush and learns to fight for righteousness and ending the war, Muisy is consumed by her obsession with Shot and causes more death and destruction because of it.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Muisy/Musy and Por/Pour/Poor.
  • Taking the Bullet: Unsuccessfully tries to do this by putting her Bubuly in between the Spriggan and Show/Marvel's Double Aura Strike. It ends with both her and Shot dying in the resulting explosion.
  • Together in Death:
  • Underestimating Badassery: She attempts to get close to Drake in order to shoot him, but she underestimated that his reflexes would be faster and he simply backhands her with his cane.

Zet Light

Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (JP), Rick Buford (ENG)

"Heh as expected, flying one yourself is way better than simply making them."

Like Shot, Zet is an American engineer and together they built the first Aura Machines in Byston Well. Mostly serves in the background fixing and upgrading Drake's machines. Upon returning to Upper Earth he by chance meets the Black Knight and together they become a pair of wandering mercenaries.

Pilots: Bastole, Virunvee, Bubuly, Vierres, Galava

  • Becoming the Mask: Shot tells him to start a relationship with Garalia in order to manipulate her, but he genuinely falls in love with her.
  • Boring, but Practical: His design philosophy in comparison to Shot who prioritises power and complexity. All of Zet's solo creations are simple, easy to use and readily mass producible. Even when becoming a pilot himself, he favors taking older generations of Aura Battlers and making adjustments to allow them to compete with later models whilst saving resources to gradually complete his ultimate creation - the Galava.
  • The Brute: Due to his lack of training as a soldier he comes across as this in battle.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Appears as early as the first episode as just an unnamed mechanic in Shot's workshop. His true significance doesn't start to appear until the halfway mark.
  • Driven by Envy: His increasing envy of Shot over the series causes him to take further rash actions such as becoming a soldier to gain some form of glory for himself.
  • Extreme Doormat: Bern accuses him of this as despite the bulk of the Aura Machines being his invention, his meekness allowed Shot to take all the credit and stay in the castle with Drake whilst Zet lives as a pauper.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Courtesy of Show unlocking Hyper Mode for the first time.
  • Karma Houdini: Sort of. Despite being equally responsible for the creation of the Aura Machines, Zet did not receive Shot's punishment in the OVA sequel. It's likely that joining the front lines and dying before the Purification Ritual spared him from sharing Shot's fate.
  • The Lost Lenore: Mourns Garalia's death and even pilots her Bastole for a while.
  • Mad Scientist: Although he lacks the malice Shot has so just comes off as amoral about introducing war machines to an otherwise peaceful world.
  • Odd Friendship: After rescuing a stranded Bern, the two strike up a camaraderie whereas before they barely acknowledged each other. Bern even trusted Zet to the point of removing his helmet when the two were alone.
  • The Rival: Becomes one for Shot as he competes to create better Aura Machines for Bishott that will give him an advantage over Drake.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Upon returning to Earth, he has the exact same idea as Shot to take it over with the Aura Machines. But unlike Shot, his lack of ruthlessness means he never acts upon the idea.
  • Those Two Guys: Almost exclusively seen with Shot and always mentioned as a pair when Aura Machines are being discussed. By the second half of the story he instead forms this with the Black Knight.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Because of his nature as a mechanic, the Zelana crew don't take him very seriously initially but he passed through the Aura Road like the other Battlers and so his Aura continuously increases to the point where he is the one to force Show to go Hyper for the first time.

    Others 

Bishott Hatt

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (JP), Chris Patton (ENG)

The King of the Kingdom of Ku who allies with Drake early on in the show. But unbeknownst to all, Bishott is plotting alongside Drake's wife Luuza in order to overthrow him as the Supreme Commander.

Commands: Gyre-Garing

  • Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks he's the one truly calling the shots, but he's too easily swayed by stronger willed people. Best demonstrated when he reveals his association with Luuza to Todd and she proceeds to symbolically sit on Bishott's throne.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Tries to present himself as more gentlemanly than he really is, especially to Riml who he tries to be a parental figure to.
  • Idiot Ball: Holds it tightly during the final arc when he wastes valuable resources by picking fights with most of Europe which convinces the latter to ally with the heroes instead.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has a collective one with Luuza when he sees Riml standing behind Drake and realises that his treachery has been revealed.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Bishott/Bishot and Hatt/Hate.

Jacoba Aon

Voiced by: Rihoko Yoshida (JP), Melissa Cybele (ENG)

The Queen of all Ferario who resides in the Land of Water. The Zelana crew attempt to gain her assistance several times over the course of the series.


  • Gender-Blender Name: You'd be forgiven for thinking she was a man based solely on her name.
  • Jerkass Gods: Flat out states that she has no interest in interacting with the humans. Even when she does eventually help to save Byston Well all she does is get rid of the problem by pushing it all onto Earth.
  • Physical God: How she is treated thanks to her Aura being so power that she is a Reality Warper.
  • The Punishment: Hands out several over the course of the series, mainly to the Ferario that break the rules.

Silky Mau

Voiced by: Masako Ikeda (Dunbine) Keiko Yokozawa (New Story onwards)

An Ae-Ferario who was captured by Drake and forced to summon Upper-Earthers to fight for him.


King Furaon

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Shion Zaba

Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara

Pilots: Sirbine

The protagonist of the OVA sequel. Shion is a young man from Baran-Baran. After being captured by Rabern, he and Reml escape with the help of the Mi-Ferario, Silky Mau. He pilots the Sirbine, a powerful Aura Battler, against Rabern's forces. He is in fact the reincarnation of Show Zama.

  • Lady and Knight: Decides to become this for Reml, ironically fulfilling the role Drake originally envisioned for Show.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: Has the same cross shaped scar on his chin as Show which serves as a visual clue that they're connected.

Reml Jilfird

Voiced by: Yoshino Takamori

The Princess of Baran-Baran, Reml's family were tasked with the job of guarding the Sirbine. She is the reincarnation of Riml Luft.

Rabern Zaramand

Voiced by: Shō Hayami

The self-proclaimed "Black Knight" who rides the Aura Battler "Zwauth". He leads an army to conquest Byston Well. He is the reincarnation of Bern Bunnings.

Pilots: Zwauth

  • Cool Helmet: Unlike Bern, his isn't to hide his identity but rather serves as a conduit to feed his Aura into the Zwauth.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: In a diversion from the norm, the Zwauth is based on a dragon instead of all the other Aura Battlers being insectoid.
  • Large and in Charge: The Zwauth towers over all the other Aura Battlers at 13 metres whereas the others stand no more than 9 metres at most. Fittingly it is one of the most powerful.
  • Names to Run Away From: The Zwauth is named after Byston Well's fictional God of Destruction.
  • Red Baron: "The Black Knight" which is just a title rather than Bern's choice of nom de guerre.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Rabern//Rabaan/Raburn
  • Unwitting Pawn: To the Northern Sage/ Shot Weapon.

Beraana Gariaha

Voiced by: Shinobu Adachi

A female warrior, she is a subordinate of Rabern. She's the reincarnation of Garalia Nyamhee.


The Northern Sage

Voiced by: Masahiko Tanaka

A hermit who has lived alone in the north of Byston Well longer than anyone can remember. He created the Zwauth and inspires Rabern to become the Black Knight.


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