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Main Characters

    "B★RS" 

Black★Rock Shooter / Stella

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto.

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A mysterious Super Soldier who was awakened by the last surviving humans as their final trump card against the alien invasion. She awakens as a blank slate, being extremely naive and lacking direction. As time passes, she recovers her lost memories and discovers her motivation to fight. Her true name is "Stella", a clone of the alien being called "Sing Love". She was deliberately designed to be an imperfect clone, ironically giving her the ability to retain her memories and making her the grand culmination of White★Rock Shooter's plot.


General Tropes
  • Artificial Human: Stella is a clone of the alien named Sing Love, or White★Rock Shooter's previous persona.
  • Bayonet Ya: She uses the attached blade on her cannon's muzzle when breaking some destructible crates.
  • BFS: BB Genocide makes a very long BFS projection of the Black Blade which covers an entire arc of the battlefield with just one swing.
  • Chainsaw Good: The upgrade of the War Hammer skill named Steel Cutter, transforms her melee weapon into a one-handed chainsaw.
  • Character Development: Similar to Rock from the Innocent Soul manga, Stella starts off as a stoic Emotionless Girl and eventually grows into someone with a reason to live other than fighting.
  • The Chosen One: Stella is considered as the only perfect clone of White★Rock Shooter, which is why the other Apostles call her "White" among the "Grays".
  • Cloning Blues: She is a clone of White★Rock Shooter.
  • Cool Bike: It even has swords attached to it!
  • Costume Evolution: For the latter half of the game, she obtains new clothes called the "Booster Unit" (ブースターユニット, būsutā yunitto) from Nana Gray, which has a small jet engine affixed to a pair of mechanical wings mounted on the lower back of her jacket. This outfit grants better heat management during evasive manuveurs in-game.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her aptly named War Hammer skill transforms her melee weapon into a giant hammer.
  • Emotionless Girl: Even the Seven Apostles have more range of emotion than B★RS. And they are the bad guys.
  • Expy: In her flashbacks, her younger self looks exactly like Mato Kuroi did in her youth.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: As it turns out, being preserved sleeping in a statis pod did this to her. And the PSS has to explain or demonstrate new things to Stella, even the act of shaking hands.
  • Foil: If the opposing Palette Swap, phyiscal appearance and names do not make it obvious yet, she is this to W★RS. While our protagonist desires to be with her newly-found comrades, W★RS has no qualms about neblading her clones. And while Stella has her flaming eye on the left side, W★RS has hers on the right.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Like her original and OVA counterparts, she has two scars on her midriff. But this time, they resemble barcodes, fitting for the game's theme revolving around machines and clones.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Phobos occassionally refers to Stella as an "it" or "thing" after waking her up. Rothcall calls him out on this.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: One PSS member compares her to Joan of Arc, but Rothcall rebuts by saying she's more of a "Sapphire Girl".
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Stella has no memories of her past upon waking up, but she experiences flashbacks of her younger days with Prof. Gibson every time the PSS members mention something similar to what the professor told her before.
  • Last of Their Kind: She lives in a world after almost everyone else is dead.
  • Meaningful Name: B★RS's real name, Stella, which is Latin for "star", the Arc Symbol of the franchise.
  • Morph Weapon: Her cannon and melee weapons change, or transform into other weapons depending on the skill used.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: B★RS seems to be one in the game, as she is first shown sleeping inside a statis pod, with the game starting off just as she is awakened by the PSS.
  • Secret Weapon: She is viewed as humanity's last stand and ultimate weapon against the invading aliens.
  • Ship Tease: With Rothcall, being the first human she interacted, and spends most of her conversation with during the first half of the game.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: And how. Compared to the rest of her incarnations, Stella is always seen carrying that BFG on her shoulders, which is appropriately as tall as her.
  • Super Soldier: But of course! She is a clone of an alien, so it follows that all of her physical capabilities are extraordinary. Phobos even notes in Stella's document that she is "stronger than ten missiles".
  • Wall Run: In New York, Stella vertically wall-runs a tower to reach MZMA who is waiting on the roof.

Manga Tropes

  • Adaptational Badass: Stella is more combat-focused even after waking up, rather than spacing out in the game. She even gets some upgrades to the ★rock Cannon earlier on, such as the mid-game "Gatling gun" transformation as early as the first chapter.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Stella appears to possess a hidden skill, called "Initium Sajite" (イニティウム・サジテ) that she uses against W★RS's "Sing Love". The collision of the two skills blows a hole in the moon.
  • Big Eater: She eats rations worth of several people's for breakfast, and during the "Black★Rock School" chapter, her lunch box is as large as her classroom table.
  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: Chapter 2 starts with her dreaming about the times when she was still a little child under Professor Gibson's care, just before she was passed on to the PSS.
  • Faking the Dead: Since Stella's bullets are too slow for MEFE's flash-step, she feints defeat so that MEFE will grab her up close. It is during this instance where Stella activates Aggressor Mode and cuts off MEFE's arm with her sword.
  • Ghost Memory: The Memory Unit that Nana places Stella into doesn't actually contain the lost memories of the latter, but rather Sing Love's. Although Stella remains her original personality, the only thing changed is that she was able to see the past from Sing Love's perspective.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Thanks to Rothcall's advice, she is able to turn the strength gained from The Power of Hate into a strength gained from the desire to protect others. This also hears her injuries!
  • Heroic Willpower: She is able to resist Nana's attempts to delete parts of her memory while still sleeping inside the Memory Unit.
  • New Transfer Student: Her role in the "Black★Rock School" Yonkoma chapter.
  • No Sense of Humor: Stella addresses Rothcol as Lolicol (ロリコル, rorikoru) for a while after PHOBOS coined the name via PSS call. She never actually understood the joke and never finds out why the other males found this to be funny.
  • The Power of Hate: Sing Love notes that all of her clones also gained this ability, and Stella is no exception. The protagonist entered this state after being badly beaten by Sing Love, and it covers her body in a pitch-black color.
  • That Man Is Dead: Upon finding Stella, LLWO rages and attacks her, but Stella refuses to fight back; Instead, she just apologizes. Eventually, he gives up fighting, saying to Stella, "The you that killed MEFE is no longer here".

    Nana 

Nana Gray

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro.

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A lonely girl who acts as B★RS' counterpart and main ally in the latter half of the game. She is a "Gray", a mass-production clone of "Sing Love" designed to fight the alien invasion. Like all Grays, her memories degenerate over time, which causes her a great deal of distress.


General Tropes
  • Cloning Blues: She is a clone of White★Rock Shooter.
  • Cool Bike: Gray possesses a test version of Stella's Bike that is depicted with an orange and black color similar to her own color scheme.
  • Deuteragonist: She is one of Stella's remaining allies who appears and plays a larger role in the game's second half.
  • The Mole: She struck a deal with the aliens to deliver B★RS to them in exchange for her freedom.
  • Seven Is Nana: How Nana Gray got her name. At first, she believes that it was just a clone designation number, but it was revealed to have an implication on her birthday.
  • The Un-Favourite: Nana Gray believes herself to be one, since Prof. Gibson didn't give her a proper name. He did, Nana is the name given to her. It's all a tragic misunderstanding.

Manga Tropes

  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears on the first chapter, sitting near Stella's pod.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She attempts to fight Sing Love alone by tricking Stella into an escape shuttle back to Earth.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: For all the miserable things that happened in her past, she aims to take revenge against everyone responsible.
    Papa. Mankind and You... Will taste my vengeance.
  • Wham Line: At the end of Chapter 7, she reveals that the contents of the Memory Unit aren't Stella's
    "By the way, those memories flowing through you? They're not yours. When you wake up. You'll be completely White. You'll be Sing Love.

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PSS

    Shared Tropes 

Stands for "Primary Support Service", an organization formed by the UEF for the supervision and completion of the B★RS cloning project. They are your main allies for the first half of the game.


  • Big Damn Heroes: They rescue Stella who almost lost consciousness to MEFE's Neck Lift by firing at the latter, also enlightening Stella that the alien in front of her is an enemy.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: While Phobos is the only PSS member not wearing the traditional soldier equipment and that everyone else had their helmets on during the first mission, they take them off as they introduce themselves to Stella and are never seen wearing them again for the rest of the game. During the first stage, Rothcall is the first PSS soldier to take off his helmet to prove that they are allied to Stella.
  • Kill 'Em All: None of them survive the latter half of the game.
  • La Résistance: Against the invading alien forces, of which B★RS becomes a member, while also being their ultimate weapon.
  • Mars Needs Women: Justified since the last humans left on Earth are a group of males, and one of their goals is to restore the ecosystem. Rothcall even explains the process of reproduction to Stella as a necessity considering the state they are living now.
    That's right, we need girls to keep humanity alive.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: All of them have backstories explaining their motivations for becoming soldiers. Yet, they are desperate for hot chicks, considering that all of them are males.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: At the slightest, they don't pity a defeated MEFE who is desperately begging for her life, calling out for LLWO to save her.
    What a joke. On a whim, you killed our families and our loved ones. Die.

    Rothcall 

Rothcall Shepard

Voiced by: Kenji Hamada

An academic who joined the UEF-PSS after witnessing the death of his niece from the aliens.


General Tropes
  • Catchphrase: "Tally, ho!"
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Stella calls him Lolicol after hearing PHOBOS mention the name via a PSS call. For her innocence, she never actually finds out why Rothcall's comrades call him this.
  • Ship Tease: With Stella.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Stella goes as far as risking her life protecting a can of cherries from XNFE's attack, because it is the only memento that would remind her of Rothcall.

Manga Tropes

  • Mr. Exposition: While the game tries its best to distribute the expositions among several characters, Rothcall does most, if not all of the backstory explanations here.

    Phobos 
The acting field leader of the PSS
General Tropes
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has no qualms about counting down the number of remaining humans every time one of his soldiers die. In the manga, he also mentions a line when Rothcall is accompanying Stella outside the field.
    Yo Lolicall, how's your date going?
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Being the leader of the remaining survivors who are out on the field, he displays professionalism when it comes to commanding his comrades, and often instructs them to act serious when the situation calls for it. However, this trait gets subverted when he loses his temper, but he does have acceptable reasons to be angry towards his men, or Stella.

Manga Tropes

  • Dope Slap: Gives one to Stella after the latter manages to release her cannon.

    Harasho 

One of the PSS soldiers who witnessed the awakening of the ultimate weapon Stella. He appears to be the most enthusiastic person after encountering humanity's final hope.


  • Gratuitous English: Harasho shouts "Great, Super, Excellent!" after BRS destroys the Generator in San Francisco.
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Apostles

    Shared Tropes 
The Apostles are the leaders of the alien invasion on Earth, with each one being classified as "Class A" aliens. There were once fifteen of them, but by the events of The Game only seven remain.
  • Killed Off for Real: None of them make it out alive at the end of the game, with no chances of recovering despite their implied durability.
    • MEFE is the first Apostle to die. Her remains are later nebladed by LLWO.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: To a surprise, each of the Seven Apostles are these.
    • MEFE is quite Lustful towards young girls.
    • MZMA has the Pride of a Ted Baxter. Sort of, he's second weakest.
    • SZZU rides on CRKY, giving her the sin of Sloth.
    • CKRY, implied to have eaten MZMA, is Gluttony.
    • Being the smallest and needing the bunny turrets to move a reasonable speed, XNFE is appropriately Envy.
    • With MEFE dead, LLWO goes out in Wrath.
    • And finally, SAHA is Greed. Since he's king.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: They are ranked in ascending order of power (with the "first" being the weakest).
  • The Unpronouncable: The names of the Seven Apostles are MEFE/Mii, MZMA/Mazuma, XNFE/Nafe, SZZU/Shizu, CKRY/Karli, LLWO/Lilio, and SAHA/Zaha. Whew!

    Mii 

MEFE (Mii)

Voiced by: Mai Nakahara

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Ranked first. A vain and capricious girl, she is obsessed with the ideal of beauty.


General Tropes
  • An Axe to Grind: Her apparent weapon of choice.
  • Black Magician Girl: MEFE invokes this by her physical appearance.
  • Blood Lust: Apparently, she likes drinking people's blood.
  • Big Eater: Implied. MEFE likes to discuss any topic that focuses on food and eating. And at one point during her character episode, she makes a very big deal about the difference between a "full-course meal" and a "main dish".
  • The Dark Chick: She's seductive, likes drinking blood, and the idea of beauty. However, she's on the antagonistic side.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Uses it constantly.
  • Hot Witch: She certainly gives off this vibe, with her Nice Hat and seductive undertones.
  • Lecherous Licking: MEFE licks Stella's cheek when introducing herself. The emotionless clone doesn't react negatively to this though, as she doesn't know the meaning of that gesture.
  • Mysterious Watcher: Intentionally acts like this in the first Stage, just to lure Stella away from the PSS.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Stella just after introducing herself. The clone does not fight back immediately since she didn't consider her as a threat. Stella could have lost consciousness if not for the timely distraction of the PSS, who reminded her that MEFE is a hostile alien.
  • No-Sell: The bullets of the PSS guns did noting but distract her.
  • Not So Above It All: She may be an alien, but in her character episode, MEFE suggests that the Apostles should at least implement human customs in their lifestyle, including holidays like Christmas and Halloween.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Adding to her seductive appeal, there is a V-shaped opening on her outfit which exposes her back.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple. With matching eyes.

Manga Tropes

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: MEFE calls for LLWO's name after being defeated, while crawling and trying to hold on to a PSS Soldier's legs.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: She threatens a native alien in the prologue chapter with this context. Subverted since she gets rescued by White★Rock Shooter.
    Just neblade me already... I'd rather die than be one of your cattle.
  • Finger-Lickin' Evil: MEFE licks her claw after seeing Stella for the first time.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: MEFE does a chest-to-chest contact, touches the left side of Stella's cheek and licks the other side. And they even retain this position after a few lines of conversation.
  • Precision F-Strike: MEFE shouts "Hijo de Puta", or "son of a whore" after suffering a fatal blow from Stella's surprise attack.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: In the "Black★Rock School" 4-koma, she exposes her shoulder by letting loose of her uniform in front of Rothcall when the New Transfer Student Stella arrives.

    Mazuma 

MZMA (Mazuma)

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita.

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Ranked second. A showman who loves the art of cinema, crafting elaborate stories with himself as the main character.


General Tropes

Manga Tropes

    Shizu 

SZZU (Shizu)

Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa

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Ranked third. A calm and methodical woman whose advanced grasp of human emotions gives her greater empathy than the other Apostles. She is the only one capable of understanding the words spoken by her twin, CKRY.


General Tropes
  • Affably Evil: She's got the same objective as every other boss, but because humans don't use the "neblading" that the aliens do, she gives B★RS the time to comfort the dying members of the PSS.
  • Enemy Mine: She tries to propose this to B★RS as she feels there could be a better way of getting information. Unfortunately, one of XNFE's drones attack.
  • The Evil Genius: She is apparently the only one who's smart enough to understand humans and their emotions.
  • Meaningful Name: Shizu means "silent" in Japanese, and she is shown as one of the calm and logical Apostles.
  • Meganekko: SZZU wears yellow-rimmed glasses, matching her (and CKRY's) color theme.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She shows a more thoughtful side than the rest of the Apostles.
  • Translator Buddy: SZZU is the only one who can understand CKRY's grunts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Orange. Noticing a trend about the matching eyes?

Manga Tropes

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the manga. Along with XNFE, the two siblings decide to turn against W★RS by siding with the PSS. SZZU and CKRY joined the soldiers and Stella in their arctic base for two months and even helped the latter in her training. They are last seen fatally wounded after protecting PSS from White★Rock Shooter's attack.
  • Class Representative: The special chapter "Black★Rock School" of the manga adaptation depicts SZZU as one in a classroom of the game's characters.
  • Flipping the Table: At one point, SZZU tells the objective truth that Stella's combat abilities are still lacking, as a result of sleeping in a statis pod for years and a lack of training. Stella doesn't buy this and jumps on the table in front of SZZU, asking for a challenge. SZZU's response? Flip the damn table with her foot, sending Stella head-planted on the floor.
  • Wham Line: When SZZU monologues about their plan of starting a coup d'etat against White Rock Shooter.
    We weren't born to die. That's why... We'll kill her excellency.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Only in the "Black Rock School" chapter of the manga, where MZMA reveals her love for erotic boys love books.

    Karli 

CKRY (Karli)

Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama

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Ranked fourth. A muscular berserker. His obsession with "neblading" animals has transformed him into an sub-human brute who communicates in growls.


General Tropes

Manga Tropes

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the manga. Along with XNFE, the two siblings decide to turn against W★RS by siding with the PSS. SZZU and CKRY joined the soldiers and Stella in their arctic base for two months and even helped the latter in her training. They are last seen fatally wounded after protecting PSS from White★Rock Shooter's attack.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: In the manga, the spiked ornament wrapped around his mouth is moved to wrap around his eyes, implying that he is blind. SZZU confirms his disability later.
  • Little Sister Heroine: The manga adds a sister complex to his relationship with SZZU, but the latter doesn't hold him against it.

    Nafe 

XNFE (Nafe)

Voiced by: Asami Shimoda

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Ranked fifth. A cute young girl who embodies the most selfish and dangerous desires of a child. Having gorged herself on mass-media, she has developed a love of game shows and reality television. Her ultimate ambition is to usurp White★Rock Shooter as the leader of the alien forces.


General Tropes
  • Action Bomb: With the Suicide Order skill, XNFE can command her drones to charge at Stella and detonate upon contact.
  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits.
  • Attack Drone: Has rabbit eared ones that have a few ways of attacking; she also rides on one of them.
  • The Cameo: She appears as a boss in an event of Petite★Rock Shooter and rewards parts of her costume after being defeated.
  • Break the Haughty: She actually tears and cowers when Stella attempts to land the killing blow on her head, but actually spares XNFE's life afterwards.
  • Children Are Cruel: Her character in a nutshell as she's quick to do mean things.
  • Combat Stilettos: She wears high-heeled shoes with crossed straps.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After her defeat, XNFE wished to be friends with Stella should they meet again in another life.
  • The Dragon: She carried out at least some of the major attacks during the invasion.
  • Flunky Boss: She is accompanied by her Mini Rabbits in combat, and some of her skills involve manipulating her drones.
  • Killer Rabbit: XNFE is a Massacre rabbit. And she uses rabbit-like drones in combat.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: It is mentioned that XNFE likes cats.
  • Power Fist: A pair of giant mechanical hands.
  • The Starscream: XNFE wants to usurp W★RS and become the leader of the aliens.
  • She's Got Legs: Between that short skirt and her shoes, there's nothing covering her legs.
  • Smug Snake: In simpler terms, she is haughty. XNFE doesn't like anyone cuter or stronger than her, and she doesn't like being criticized, whether from friend or foe.
  • Stripperific: She doesn't even get the benefit of wearing a bra like B★RS does - she gets this weird cross thing.
  • Wolverine Claws: Her mechanical hands have three-pronged claws.
  • You Have Failed Me: Her ultimate fate after being spared by B★RS.

Manga Tropes

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: XNFE's general personality does not change very much from the game; she is still childlike and haughty. But she displays a friendlier attitude towards Stella in the manga adaptation, compared to despising her in the game. When Stella decides to spare her life, XNFE returns the favor by commanding her drones to destroy the debris that were about to fall on Stella and Nana. And before the two leave, XNFE drops this line, hinting a genuine change in her personality:
    "Stella... if, some day, we happen to meet again in another life... when that time comes... let's be friends..."
  • Infrared Xray Camera: She can activate a Thermal Vision mode which also gives her Black Eyes of Crazy.
  • Man Behind the Man: She is the one who gave the orders to SZZU and CKRY's coup d'etat against their leader. XNFE also commanded them to kill MZMA before he snipes Stella.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Just before she wished to be friends with Stella, XNFE gets crushed by the falling boulders she held back to save Stella and Nana.

    Lilio 

LLWO (Lilio)

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

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Ranked sixth. A brash young man who loves to hone his skills in combat. He has unrequited feelings for MEFE which pain him greatly. He "neblades" MEFE after her defeat, absorbing her body and memories, possibly against her will.


General Tropes
  • Avenging the Villain: Having nebladed MEFE, he goes after B★RS to kill her in retaliation.
  • Determinator: He has a strong sense of pride, and will devote himself entirely to any prospect.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Seems to do both close combat and long range.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has a streak of black on white.
  • Suicide Attack: LLWO vows that no one should neblade him, and thus blows himself in a self-destruct explosion after Stella defeated him. It would have killed Stella too if she didn't block in time.

Manga Tropes

  • Adaptational Intelligence: Compared to his rage-induced revenge quest in the game, LLWO is more mature, sensible and less trigger-happy in the manga. He even drops the act of revenge when Stella refuses to fight him back.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Is quick to ally with Stella and Nana after seeing the Grateful Sun Ray being activated, and he also helps the former in returning to the alien base to stop the weapon.
  • Precision F-Strike: He calls Stella a "Black Bitch" at the end of Chapter 8.

    Zaha 

SAHA (Zaha)

Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto

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Ranked seventh. The leader of the Apostles, he resembles an old man and the master of a martial art the aliens call "Universal Karate". His role is to "train" any possible Whites to their maximum potential before handing them over to W★RS.
General Tropes
  • Big Bad: The game sets him up as the leader of the Apostles.
  • Blocking Stops All Damage, All your attacks would deal 0 damage to SAHA if he enters a defensive stance with his giant fists.
  • Deadly Gaze: As demonstrated after Stage 1 when SZZU unintentionally questions "the General". SAHA looks at her in response. The act produces a ringing sound and causes SZZU to physically wince in pain.
  • The Dragon: But as it turns out to be, SAHA is the final obstacle before Stella gets to face the one behind it all, W★RS.
  • Humongous Mecha: It's not clear if his machine is meant to be this or Mini-Mecha but it's definitely enough that he outsizes B★RS.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: With his Planet Buster skill, SAHA can generate a large blue energy orb using his mechanized fists.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: SAHA's Machine Sky Fist skill where he fires a lot of missiles in the air landing randomly at Stella's position.
  • Old Master: A very old Apostle made strong by his mastery of "Universal Karate".
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: SAHA's appearance is that of an old man wearing nothing but long jet-black pants. However, there are also thorn-like chains across his topless chest.

Manga Tropes

  • Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike the game, Stella does not directly fight SAHA in the manga. He simply remains inside the alien mothership for the majority of the plot and is last seen carrying W★RS through a portal as the moon palace crumbles.

Others

    White★Rock Shooter 

White★Rock Shooter / Sing Love

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto.

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White★Rock Shooter
Sing Love 

A mysterious young woman who appears as an "inverted" version of B★RS, trading black for white and blue eyes for red. She is an alien being who became known as "Sing Love" on Earth. She engineered "The Game" so that she could consume/assimilate a perfect clone of herself. To do this, she staged the alien invasion and then convinced the Earth forces to use her as the base for a clone army to fight against them. However, the resulting clone army lacked the ability to retain their memories over time, delaying her plan until "B★RS" (who could retain memories) appeared.


General Tropes
  • Affectionate Nickname: Nana calls her "Mama".
  • Ascended Extra: Before the RPG came out, White★Rock Shooter was just a "negative" version of B★RS that appeared in artwork. In the RPG, she's the villain.
  • Bigger Bad: Apparently, and it turns out SAHA is just the Big Bad.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: W★RS appears after the tutorial against the Dead Master Armament, before the screen fades to black. She is also superimposed with B★RS from a billboard screen during the song intro.
  • Evil Counterpart: As the General commanding the Earth-wrecking Apostles, contrasting Stella's initials servitude to the UEF.
  • Expendable Clone: How she treats her own clones. Well, most of them anyway, or the "Grays" as she shows praise over the perfect "White".
  • Face Framed in Shadow: As seen in her posters as Sing Love, half of her face is nothing but a black shadow. Interestingly, the shadow only covers the face and none of her hair is darkened along with it.
  • Foil: If the opposing Palette Swap, phyiscal appearance and names do not make it obvious yet, she is this to Stella. While our protagonist desires to be with her newly-found comrades, W★RS has no qualms about neblading her clones. And while Stella has her flaming eye on the left side, W★RS has hers on the right.
  • The Ghost: Her true identity is only revealed very late into the game. Prior to this, she has been indirectly referred to as the "General" by the seven Apostles, and the camera would also occasionally focus on the Sing Love posters during cutscenes, hinting her other persona.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Mechanical white wings that look unpleasantly like scythes qualify for 'evil'.
  • Graceful Loser: After being defeated, W★RS simply retreats to her tea table, without negatively reacting to her defeat.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: She volunteered to be the subject of Professor Gibson's cloning experiments for her selfish goal of potentially neblading her clones in order to become stronger.
  • Idol Singer: Her previous profession as Sing Love. She became popular enough to even have billboards posted all over New York.
  • It's All About Me: This is her biggest trait, as the "Game" she's engineered only has her interests in mind while using everyone else. And her goal of consuming a perfect clone of herself is undeniably narcissistic.
  • Light Is Not Good: A Woman in White responsible for wiping out humanity.
  • Living a Double Life: An Idol Singer knownn as Sing Love, with Professor Gibson being the only human who knows that she's an alien. And as an alien, she is also the General of the Apostles.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She is really "Sing-Love", the person Stella and Nana are clones of.
  • The Man Behind the Man: She is the one being followed by the seven Apostles.
  • Mirror Boss: Surprisingly averted; despite the Palette Swap appearance and name, she fights too differently to qualify for this trope. That doesn't stop it from being invoked in her dialogue preceding the fight and the pre-battle screen for her second phase, and her finisher has her crossing swords and trading gunfire with identical copies of Stella's blade and cannon.
    Like oposing mirrors... This is precisely the game I chose to play.
  • Named Weapons: The "White Scythe" and the "White Blade".
  • Orcus on His Throne: It is implied that she is always at her tea table in the Moon Palace during the events of the game. The manga subverts this as she steps down on Earth just to kill the PSS, SZZU and CKRY in the Antarctic.
  • Palette Swap: W★RS, the original from which both B★RS and Nana were born. She's essentially this to B★RS, with a white/pink motif instead of black/blue.
  • The Power of the Sun: When using Grateful Sun Ray, W★RS transforms her wings and cannon into a giant turret, while a large energy ball resembling the sun forms and is thrown at the player. While the energy ball can be shot, it would then split into smaller orbs.
  • Sequential Boss: Unlike the Apostles having two-layer health bars, her battle is actually two separate fights, and she fights differently in each.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: She has a backless outfit, as seen in her concept art. It shows that her hooded jacket is trimmed to leave only the hood part, and without anything to cover her exposed back (aside from the strings of her bra).
  • Sinister Scythe: A big white one. Her wings also have a scythe-like design at first.
  • Spot of Tea: She is fond of drinking tea in her break times even before the invasion began, and she still carries this trait when she rests on the Moon Palace in the game.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She is an alien who staged an invasion against Earth, and she started her plans way back when she was still known as the popular Idol Singer "Sing Love", which one covered up any suspicions.

Manga Tropes

  • Adaptation Name Change: Downplayed. Not directly White★Rock Shooter, but her in-game "Dead End" skill is renamed to "Minimum Meteor" in the manga adaptation of the game.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change:
    • "Making World" is turned into an offensive attack skill rather than a self Status Buff.
    • W★RS is also seen to possess one final skill that was not seen in the game, called "Sing Love". Appears to be a massive blast of energy in the form of sound waves, fired in the direction W★RS currently faces.
  • Astral Checkerboard Decor: Her cup of tea is even designed with this pattern.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the manga adaptation, she rescues MEFE who was auctioned to and almost nebladed by a bunch of aliens. It is then at that moment where she recruited a new Apostle for her cause.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to XNFE after LLWO's rampage, telling her not to do anything crazy like LLWO did.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She hums her song as Sing Love while killing the PSS, SZZU and CKRY one-by-one.
  • Freudian Slip: In the manga, Professor Gibson invited Sing Love to meet her new clones, while describing that "they look cute". However, when Sing Love meets them, she says "they look delicious" by instinct instead. This reveals her true alien nature to the professor, who responds by sending her out of the facility, fearing that she may harm her clones.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives this to Stella just before their actual fight started, and it comes out fast.
  • No-Sell: She is able to survive the nuclear explosion armed by the professor.
  • Offing the Offspring: As revealed in the manga adaptation of the game, W★RS has killed all but two of her clones.
  • The Power of Hate: Mentions that this is what fuels her, and is also something inherited by her clones.

    The Professor 

Wyler Gibson

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The man responsible for the cloning projects performed on the Grays. He is the father figure of Nana and Stella.


  • Posthumous Character: He was killed by some desperate human survivors on December 2040, and is only shown and mentioned in flashbacks.
  • The Professor: The Dr. Light-esque creator of both Gray and B★RS.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempts to do this with Sing Love using a nuclear grenade so that she would not harm her clones. But as the latter is basically a powerful alien, she survives the explosion.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His act of denying Sing Love by shooting her and attempting to blow themselves with a nuke is the final straw that causes the alien to initiate the command of starting the eradication of mankind.
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