An Ordinary High-School Student that finds himself drawn into a war between Earth and the Kiltgangs. He is the only one who can use the Tanegashima Livlaster, a pistol-like object required for piloting the Earth Engine Impacter. As a child, he befriended Teppei and woke Hana.
- Battle Boomerang: Carries a boomerang around with him.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Daichi's normally pretty nice, but when you threaten his friends, watch out.
- Episode 21 shows that he's willing to kill Teppei if it means protecting Earth.
- The Captain: He's Captain Earth, the leader of the Midsummer's Knights.
- Running Gag: He doesn't like his nickname very much. Unfortunately for him, everybody keeps calling him that.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He claims that his impressive agility, endurance, and reflexes come from him being a part of his high school track team before summer started.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: His dad sacrificed his life fighting the Kiltgangs.
- His mother is never seen, but is briefly mentioned. In episode 18, Daichi reveals that she died when he was very young and he barely remembers her.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Prior to discovering the Earth Engine, Daichi didn't really have a goal in life.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric.
- Hand Cannon: His Livlaster has incredible range and destructive capability.
- The Hero
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Teppei
- Humble Hero: He doesn't believe he's a hero or a savior. He's just doing what needs to be done.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: The reason that he's so good at piloting the Earth Engine despite never undergoing formal training is because of his skill at an arcade game.
- Implacable Man: From being on the track team!
- The Leader
- Nice Guy: Very much so.
- Not Afraid to Die: A rather exemplary trait given how almost everyone else on both sides of the conflict desperately want to survive no matter the cost.
- Official Couple: With Hana
- A Real Man Is a Killer: Despite his best efforts, he ultimately has to agree with this mindset.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: He'll try to reason with his adversaries, but will fall back on this trope if they prove to be incredibly uncooperative or utterly wretched.
- "Shut Up" Kiss: Uses this on Hana in order to bring her back when Puck possesses her.
- You Killed My Father: Amara murdered his father several years ago, but his motivations for fighting him and the other Planetary Gears is borne more out of wanting to preserve the worth of that sacrifice rather than desiring retribution.
A member of Globe and one of Daichi's childhood friends. He met Daichi as a child when he summoned a giant ringed rainbow at the Tanegashima Space Center. He is actually the Kiltgang Type-3 robot Albion.
- The Ace
- Barrier Warrior: His Livlaster can create powerful Orgone shields, which are also used on the Nebula Engine.
- Albion boasts a gigantic rainbow-colored shield as well, named Arcus.
- BFS: The swords he uses in the show are enormous.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Daichi's bacon more than once.
- Bishōnen: Daichi actually calls him 'pretty boy'.
- Celibate Hero: Though he initially seems like a Chaste Hero, it turns out he has his reasons for not returning the interest of the multitudes of girls that are interested in him. Since he's a Kiltgang and Designer Child, he's afraid of what would happen if he kissed someone he loved and they came into contact with hundreds of thousands of years worth of memories of his life as a soul-devouring Eldritch Abomination.
- When Hana walks into the living room naked, he seems more confused by the reactions of Daichi and Akari's father than anything else.
- Chick Magnet: See above. What Daichi really said (but it was mistranslated) is 'lady killer'.
- Disappeared Dad: For most of his life, Teppei wasn't even aware that he had a father. Understandable given that his genetic donor was in cryogenic sleep for most of Teppei's life.
- Defector from Decadence: Sides with humanity, turning on the other Kiltgangs.
- Discard and Draw: Allows his Ego Block to be destroyed, sacrificing his Singularity and Kiltgang powers. In exchange, he gets his own Livlaster.
- Dual Wielding: The Nebula Engine can wield two immense blades of energy at the same time.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: He can produce a circular rainbow at will. It's his singularity, which vanishes after he destroys his Egoblock.
- Albion is also heavily associated with rainbows, mostly via his sword and shield.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
- Freakiness Shame: As a child, he used to be proud of his rainbow creation ability, but as he grew up, he realized it's unnatural and started to pretend he couldn't do it anymore.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Daichi.
- Human Alien: He's actually a Kiltgang.
- It's All My Fault: How he feels when he couldn't protect Akari from being kidnapped in episode 9.
- The Lancer: To Daichi.
- Mr. Exposition: Becomes the Midsummer's Knights' main source of information about the Kiltgangs' names, abilities, social structures etc after his Kiltgang memories are restored and he turns on the other Planetary Gears, siding with Globe.
- Mystical White Hair
- The Paragon Always Rebels: Once was one of the mightiest and most beloved of the Kiltgang until he decided to switch sides.
- Super Prototype: The Nebula Engine.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Hints at his true identity as a Kiltgang.
- You're Not My Father: Says this to Eiji.
A mysterious girl found in the Tanegashima Space Center basement, enclosed in an energy field and clutching the Tanegashima Livlaster. She has a connection to a ship named Blume, which is located somewhere on Tanegashima. Hana is also able to empower a Machine Goodfellow unit with a song.
- Action Girl: After having her own Livlaster. Also, as of episode 16, she has her own mech.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Ambiguously Human: Considering that Daichi found her floating in a blue energy field and that she possesses an organelle that humans don't, it's questionable whether or not Hana is human. Turns out that Hana was created by the Planetary Gears, although she isn't a Kiltgang. She was made to use the Livlaster, which the Kiltgang's can't utilize.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: Tearfully confesses her feelings for Daichi before running off.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Brainwashed: Puck installs himself into Hana, turning her and the Blume into the massive Robin Goodfellow.
- Bound and Gagged: She's taken hostage, bound and tape gagged in episode 21 by Salty Dog.
- The Chick
- Damsel in Distress: She's kidnapped or taken hostage a few times in the story.
- Evil Costume Switch: Her hair turns white and she gets a very stripperific KTG outfit when she becomes Robin Goodfellow.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- Gone Horribly Right: She was created by the Kiltgang so that she could fire her Livlaster and provide a limitless supply of Orgone Energy for them. They didn't quite anticipate that she'd end up aiming it at them and joining their enemies.
- Grand Theft Me: Gets possessed by Puck.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl
- Leitmotif: "Mugen no Hana"
- Magic Kiss: Like the Kiltgang, Hana can also read memories through kissing.
- Magic Music: Her song can power up a Machine Goodfellow.
- Meaningful Name: 'Hana' means flower, just as 'Blume' does.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Naked First Impression: To Daichi back when they were children. He didn't think much of it at the time.
- Nice Girl
- Official Couple: With Daichi
- Oracular Urchin: Hana can predict approximately when and where a surge of Orgone energy will appear. She says, however, that Pitz is the one making the predictions. She just translates.
- Person of Mass Destruction
- Pink Is Feminine: Her jumpsuit is pink , as are the beams from her Livlaster.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Her blue squirrel-like companion, Pitz.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Fled to Earth to stop the Planetary Gears from exploiting her powers.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her feelings for Daichi indicate this.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Or at least, fluent Pitz.
- Team Pet: Pitz.
- Took a Level in Badass: Several levels. First she gets her own Livlaster, then she gets her own mech and proves she's very capable with it, as she apparently underwent the same training as Teppei, and ranked higher than him, and finally she re-enters the Blume and takes control of it in order to take the fight to the Kiltgang.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Akari's Tomboy.
- Turned Against Their Masters
- White Hair, Black Heart: As Robin Goodfellow.
- A-Cup Angst: Somewhat jealous of Hana's bust size.
- Bare Your Midriff: Reveals her belly in an effort to cheer Daichi up with her 'Belly Button Forte' spell.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When Amara and Moco kidnapped her, she set up a Batman Gambit that would result in a world-wide nuclear disaster if the Kiltgangs failed to release her within 10 minutes.
- Catchphrase: "Logical, logical!" whenever she's hacking something.
- "______, ______, forte!" whenever she's 'casting a spell'.
- Fiery Redhead: She has auburn hair and a lot of spice.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine.
- Genki Girl
- Genre Savvy: She seems to be fully aware that she's an anime character, and constantly worries about her status as the heroine of the story.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Akari's "SUCK-IT-UP-FORTE!" to Teppei.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Godzilla Threshold: Her single use "spell" that involves aiming all of the Earth's Kill Sat Impacters at the planet and wiping out humanity with all of their weaponry.
- Handy Feet: Uses her big toe to end a video chat by tapping her computer keyboard, in Episode 6.
- Large Ham: Just check out how she introduces herself to the others.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Parental Neglect: Her father is head of Globe's Tanegashima Base and her mother is the head of Tenkaido (Globe's space station). They are never home. Akari, however, isn't really affected by her parents' absence.
- Playful Hacker
- She's Got Legs
- Shipper on Deck: For Hana & Daichi.
- Possibly also for Daichi & Teppei, if episode 17 is anything to go by.
- Short Tank
- The Smart Girl
- Token Religious Teammate: Implied to be this as she mentions God several times in Episode 3, not to mention she tells Hana a story about a messenger from Heaven leaving behind a huge rock with an angel sealed inside.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Hana's Girly Girl.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
- Yaoi Fangirl: She teases Daichi and Teppei by referring to their close friendship and mutual respect as flirting and being in love.
- Action Bomb: Puck turns their Ego Blocks into bombs since they're infinitely more useful and cooperative as high-yield explosives. Siren, Bugbear and Malkin do blow up their own Ego Blocks in order to damage Robin Goodfellow.
- And I Must Scream: Their ship is out of fuel and stuck orbiting Uranus. If they fail to get enough Orgone Energy in time, not only will they be marooned in the Solar System, but they themselves will enter into a very unpleasant stasis.
- Animal Motifs
- Attack Its Weakpoint: Destroying their Ego Blocks will permanently neutralize their Kiltgang bodies and rob them of their immortality. Unfortunately, they can only be destroyed if the Kiltgang themselves choose to do so. However, there was a roundabout of this. If their bodies were hijacked while in Kiltgang forms, as Puck in this case, they could be reverted to their Ego Block and then being used as bombs
- Body Surf: The Designer Children were originally supposed to be vessels for other people to install their consciousnesses into younger bodies, allowing them to prolong their lives. Their unique genetic structure made them perfect hosts for the minds of the Planetary Gears.
- Brought Down to Normal: At the end.
- Bullying a Dragon: Harassing, pursuing, and attacking Hana only made her even more powerful.
- Can't Catch Up: Their Machine Goodfellows get a Mid-Season Upgrade that lets them maneuver better. Hana quickly gains access to the Blossom, whose homing projectiles make this new feature useless.
- Color-Coded Characters/Rainbow Motif: All of their character colors are reflected by their general colors when in Kiltgang form and Gig Mode, their clothes after the Evil Costume Switch (which are all combined with black), Egoblocks and hair colors. One slight exception is Teppei, whose hair is rather purple than white and whose Kiltgang form also incorporates Everything's Better with Rainbows.
- Amarok: dark blue
- Malkin: pink
- Albion: white
- Lieban: light blue
- Aiatar: yellow / gold
- Zimbalt: red
- Bugbear: green
- Siren: purple
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: The unawakened members tend to feel like there's something missing in their lives, leaving them feeling unsatisfied and adrift.
- Evil Costume Switch: The newly awakened members all get a costume change.
- Evil Feels Good: Piloting their robots is extremely pleasurable for them.
- Fantastic Racism: Against anyone that isn't a Planetary Gear basically.
- HeroicSacrifice: Amara sacrifices his Ego Block to save Moco from Robin Goodfellow. Shortly thereafter, Moco, Baku and Setsuna destroy their Ego Blocks to damage Puck.
- Human Alien: They look human in their Designer Child bodies, save for some unusual hair colors.
- Humongous Mecha: They are the robots, although they spend most of their time in human form.
- Immortals Fear Death: As well as stasis.
- Immortal Immaturity
- Magic Kiss: They can read memories with a kiss. They can also transfer them if it's between two of them.
- Manchurian Agent: There are numerous latent Kiltgang members scattered about Earth. Most are unaware of their true identities and lead ordinary lives as humans. However, Amara and Moco are in the process of tracking them down and awakening their Kiltgang powers.
- Meaningful Name: The Kiltgangs have names derived from different myths or folklore, more or less going in line with the characters in question, which also goes for their avatar names. See here for details.
- The Right of a Superior Species: Seems to think they're justified in preying on humans, as they view themselves as the superior species.
- Smug Snake: While formidable, none of them are as powerful or clever as they like to think they are.
- Reaches the peak of this trope as they try to talk down to the heroes during the finale, but are completely helpless when Puck takes over.
- Soul Jar: The Ego Blocks contain a digitized form of their consciousness. So long as the Ego Block remains intact, the Kiltgangs are theoretically immortal.
- Stripperiffic: Their piloting forms, called Gig Mode, don't leave much to the audience's imagination. Considering they're aliens, it's questionable they're actually wearing anything.
- Teens Are Monsters: Despite their vast ages, they have the temperament and emotional maturity of teenagers and not the Wise Beyond Their Years sort either.
- Underestimating Badassery: Constantly.
- Their contempt for humanity is ultimately their undoing as they are continuously thwarted by the Intercept Faction and are all but enslaved by Puck due to him using a HUMAN invention.
- We ARE Struggling Together: Moco and Amara seem to be the only ones that like spending time with one another and the rest are only united under the tenuous fealty to Siren and their desire to not end up in stasis for lack of Orgone Energy.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The group considers non-immortals to not be "real people", but Daichi points out that they themselves don't have a clear definition as to what a "real person" is.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: They tend to have oddly coloured hair.
The Type-1 Kiltgang robot, Amarok. His Designer's Children form is known as Amara. He was responsible for the death of Taiyou Manatsu and the huge crystal covering most of the moon.
- Animal Motifs: Wolves.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Perhaps the most arrogant of the Planetary Gears. Naturally this often works to his disadvantage.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Berserk Button: Albion's 'madness' and by extension, Daichi for causing it.
- Blood Knight: Really gets excited when fighting.
- Fangs Are Evil
- The Heavy
- Jerkass: Perhaps the biggest one in the show.
- Love Epiphany: He finally realizes how Malkin feels about him and how much he loves her in the finale.
- Love Redeems: Immediately after his Love Epiphany, he sacrifices his Ego Block to protect Malkin from Robin Goodfellow.
- Oblivious to Love: Completely fails to comprehend Malkin's advances and flirtations, at least until the final episode.
- Shonen Hair
- "Stop Having Fun" Guys: In-universe, he's very much frustrated that the other Planetary Gears don't completely abandon their previous identities as Designer Children and contribute more directly to their mission.
- Stripperiffic: He's not wearing much when piloting the Amarok.
The Type-2 Kiltgang mech known as Malkin and Amara's second-in-command.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She cares about Amarok a lot more than she does the other Gears or even their invasion plan. Not that he understands, until the finale.
- Animal Motifs: Rabbits.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Boobs of Steel: She has the largest bust by far and is a formidable fighter.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Pink Is Feminine: Her hair is pink and her outfit is a mix of pink and black. Her mech is also pink.
- Playful Hacker: Not at Akari's level of skill, but still good enough to hack Globe's computers.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Stripperiffic: Her typical outfit includes a revealing tube top, hot pants, garters and stockings.
- The Vamp: Tries to be this, but her outlandish appearance and mannerisms make it difficult to seduce anyone.
A The leader of the Planetary Gears on Earth and a member of the Kiltgang Royal Family.
- Active Royalty: The other Planetary Gears are totally subservient to her, and she is stated to be a member of the Royal Family.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Setsuna is the youngest physically, but quickly assumes the leadership role for the Planetary Gears once awakened.
- Cheerful Child: At least until she learns the reason why Doctor Mao was taking good care of her...
- The Leader: Of the Planetary Gears
- Magic Music: Her singing drains the Orgone energy from humans in a large area around her.
- Nice Hat: Wears one after regaining her memories.
- Not So Different: Is disturbed that the exploitation that she and the other Planetary Gears suffered at the hands of humans isn't all too different from what the Kiltgang intends to do to them, possibly making them just as bad as their oppressors.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: She has a pink squirrel companion named Lappa. Unlike Hana, she does not speak squirrel. In episode 15, when her memories are unlocked, Lappa mysteriously vanishes.
- Lappa returns after her Ego Block is destroyed.
- Verbal Tic: Ends all of her sentences with "desu".
- The Worf Effect: Her Kiltgang form has the power to resurrect the other Planetary Gears as long as their Avatars are alive and drives the Midsummer Knights into a corner, yet is ultimately utterly helpless when Puck attempts to kill her.
A young dealer working in a casino in Odaiba. He's the Type-6 Kiltgang Zimbalt.
- Ax-Crazy: More interested in just killing humanity and hurting others than actually consuming their libidos.
- Badass Longcoat: His preferred attire after regaining his memories.
- His Kiltgang form has long armor plates that resemble a long coat as well.
- Evil Laugh: Indulges in some good old-fashioned maniacal laughter while attacking Daichi.
- Peek-a-Bangs: The entire left side of his face is covered.
An Idol Singer who's not happy with her career. She's the Type-5 Kiltgang Aiatar.
- Absolute Cleavage
- Cleavage Window
- Friendly Sniper: Villainous variant, she blows kisses and winks playfully as she shoots.
- Glacier Waif: Her mech seems to lack maneuverability, but makes up for it with firepower. In her fight with Daichi, her mech remained stationary while attacking.
- Similarly, her Kiltgang form is extremely slow bordering on immobile, yet makes up for it with extreme range and incredibly powerful shields that absorb the energy of incoming attacks.
- High Class Gloves: A part of her default uniform.
- Idol Singer
- Nice Hat: Wears a black beret when she's not performing as an idol. She also wears hats while on duty sometimes. She is an idol, after all.
- No Kill Like Overkill: When she borrows Zimbalt's Singularity. A few dozen chunks of debris would have been more than enough to destroy the Tenkaidou. She flings a little over five hundred.
A lone biker with an obsession for speed. She's revealed to be a Kiltgang and the pilot of the Lieban.
- Animal Motifs: Mermaids.
- The Bad Guy Wins: She's the only awakened Kiltgang to survive in her Machine Goodfellow and go to her Kiltgang form.
- Biker Babe
- Cleavage Window
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Among the Planetary Gears, she's the one that becomes the most unhinged after learning her true nature.
- Irony: She claims that "Real people don't die," during the Lotus-Eater Machine sequence in Episode 23, but is the first one to get blown up by Puck in the following episode.
- Put on a Bus: Save for a brief appearance when all the Gears are reunited, she disappears after her Kiltgang form is defeated and does not contribute to invasion.
- Super Speed
- Transforming Mecha: Her Machine Goodfellow, Ningyohime, can go from speedy underwater craft to a more humanoid mech form.
A slave for the Yakuza who fights in their underground arena. He's the Type-7 Kiltgang Bugbear.
- Always Save the Girl
- Animal Motifs: Bears.
- Anti-Villain: While the other Planetary Gears are eager to consume humanity and get their ship fueled up, Baku cooperates because he has absolutely nothing else left.
- Death Seeker: Daichi senses that Baku isn't putting as much effort into fighting, almost like Baku wants to die.
- Despair Event Horizon: Hits this hard after Kumiko dies for real.
- Healing Hands: Kind of. His Singularity allows him to fix broken things, including but not limited to shredded playing cards, a ripped up photo, an entire yacht and people. He can "revive" the dead by creating a facsimile of them, but are not truly alive.
- Heartbroken Badass: While he was by no means in an ideal situation as a Designer Child, Baku was at least content to serve Kumiko as a guardian and prize fighter. All that is taken away when his memories are restored and Kumiko dies.
- Put on a Bus: Like Lieban, he does not contribute directly to the Gear's invasion plans and makes virtually no appearances after his initial introduction.
- Straw Nihilist: He only contributes to the Gears' invasion plan because he feels that human life is fragile, fleeting, meaningless and void of anything but pain.
- The Rival: To Amarok.
- The Stoic: Even his rage is empty of conviction.
- Super Strength: Regularly took on opponents twice his size in the ring. Baku beat them without a sweat every time.
- Token Good Teammate: He seems shaping this way. Even Daichi points out he's different from the rest.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
Masaki KubeThe leader of the Ark Faction. He works closely with Amara and Moco, not realizing they are Planetary Gears. Kube has access to a supercomputer named P.A.C. (pronounced Puck), which provides predictions for Kube.
- Les Collaborateurs: Actively interferes with Globe's effort to repel the Kiltgangs and assists the aliens in their endeavors.
- Godhood Seeker: He wants to rebuild the world with a chosen few after the Kiltgang obliterate the rest of humanity.
- Grand Theft Me: By Puck.
- Out-Gambitted: Again, by Puck.
- The Quisling
- Too Dumb to Live: Although he supports the Ark Faction and hopes the Kiltgang reach Earth, he has absolutely no idea that Amara and Moco are Planetary Gears and that they're using the Machine Goodfellows to activate their Kiltgang forms.
- Smug Snake: Kube thinks that he's in control, but in reality he's being played by both Puck and the Kiltgangs.
PuckA super-advanced AI hidden within the Ark Faction HQ. P.A.C., or Puck, provides Kube with analyses and predictions to ensure the Ark Faction's success.
- A God Am I: As Robin Goodfellow.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Puck isn't evil, per se, but he isn't working for Kube. His true masters are Moco and Amara. Or so he wants them to think.
- Played totally straight when he turns on Kube AND the Gears and decides to take over the Universe.
- Assimilation Plot: His goal after perfecting the research of Doctor Mao.
- Beam-O-War: He engages in one of these with Daichi in the penultimate episode. He loses, but also wins.
- Big Bad
- Catchphrase: "Puck does not lie."
- The Chessmaster: He's pulling everyone's strings, both Kube and the Planetary Gears.
- Evil Counterpart: To Hana, as he was also an artificial being created to serve the Planetary Gears that ultimately turned against them. Likewise, they both found form and purpose on Earth.
- Evil Knock Off: While the Kiltgang are far and away from what you could consider good, his Ego Block is a gigantic and grotesque parody of the ones they possess.
- Evil Laugh
- Grand Theft Me: Pulls one on Kube.
- And on Hana in the finale.
- The Hedonist: The very first thing he does after gaining a human body is seduce Kube's secretary. He then preceedes to hit on or sleep with every woman in Macbeth Enterprises.
- Hidden Depths: While Puck answers to both Kube and the Kiltgang, he actually seems to be manipulating both sides, as well as others.
- Humongous Mecha: As Robin Goodfellow.
- The Matchmaker: Puck tries to hook Kube up with his secretary, but he has ignored it so far.
- Once he gains control over Kube's body, he goes and hits on her. With success. Of course, she dumps him when he starts sleeping around.
- The Mole: He's the Auberon's artificial intelligence, sent to Earth to sabotage the humans' efforts to stop the Kiltgang. He had other ideas.
- Shoot the Medic First: The Kiltgang member that he tries to take out first? Siren, who has the ability to revive fallen Planetary Gears.
- Turned Against Their Masters: To Kube, who was never really his master and eventually to his true taskmasters, the Kiltgang, who he proceeds to enslave.
Salty DogA group working closely with Globe. They are ostensibly working with the Intercept Faction to protect Earth from the Kiltgangs, but their actions hint at a far more shady goal.
- Attack Drone: The Cerberus unit was Salty Dog's attempt to "help" Daichi and Teppei battling Malkin and Zimbalt, although it was merely Spitz trying to tell Globe they are useless. How ironic that it is Salty Dog that becomes the liability and Globe saves the day.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: There are 3 mysterious individuals in suits that are connected to Salty Dog. Their faces are never shown and their plans are yet unknown. Whatever they're planning is probably not good for Earth.
- Private Contractors are Useless: See Attack Drone and the fact that they would rather kill the Intercept Faction pilots than see them protect the Earth.
- Tin-Can Telephone: Members use two styrofoam cups connected with a glowing line to communicate and receive orders. No explanation is given for how this works.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female council member.
Professor CanisThe man responsible for developing the Kivotos Plan.
- Evil Old Folks
- Faux Affably Evil: When he introduces himself to Daichi, he does act polite, but quickly reveals his true nature after they embark back down to Earth.
- Insane Troll Logic: His final line in the series is "don't stop us from saving the Earth!" as the Midsummer Knights go off to fight the Kiltgang for the last time while his faction actively tries to stop them, by any means necessary. Considering that his plan is actually handing Earth to the Kiltgang on a silver platter and launching Hana, locked up in the control capsule of her ship, with no way to get out, to parts of space unknown, holding a cargo of, from all lines in the series, a group of genetically engineered children, all boys, with the knowledge that the Kiltgang can sense and pursue Hana wherever she goes after they're done feeding on Earth's libido, turning the planet to a giant crystal coffin, like they did with the Moon, one has to wonder what his definition of "save" is.
Hirosue Reito/"Pointer"The first member of Salty Dog stationed at Tanegashima. He was responsible for keeping control of Hana.
- Easily Forgiven: Despite outfitting Teppei, Hana and Daichi with lead gears, attempting to kidnap Hana (Twice!), holding Daichi at gunpoint with the intent to kill him and threatening to destroy the Tenkaidou, Daichi still forgives him.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- A Real Man Is a Killer: Mocks Daichi for refusing to shoot him when he holds Hana at gunpoint, claiming that someone like Daichi is too weak to protect Earth.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: As much of a bastard as he is, he genuinely does want to protect Earth.
- Would Hit a Girl: More like "Would Shoot a Girl".
- Turns out he was bluffing, as killing Hana would completely ruin the Ark Faction's plan. But he is willing to blow up the Tenkaidou Space Station with everyone on board.
Doctor Mao MarimuraA research scientist who worked for Macbeth and was partially responsible for the Designer Children project.
- Asshole Victim: Shot in the head by her ex-partner. Considering her intentions, it's not exactly a tragic death.
- The Caretaker: Of Setsuna. Although she has a rather sinister reason for taking care of her. See Immortality Immorality.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Evil Laugh
- Immortality Immorality: Helped design a system that could implant dreams with the intention of using it to implant her consciousness into a younger body and achieve immortality. She takes care of Setsuna for the sake of having a new body on hand.
- Mad Scientist
- Small Role, Big Impact: Appears in two episodes, but it's her inventions that ultimately allow Puck to implant his consciousness into anyone during the finale.
- Past Experience Nightmare: She always had the same nightmare about the Magus Incident, which involved a sinking yacht. [[spoiler:Except it actually happened; she detonated a bomb that was on the yacht, killing everyone(including herself) involved in her father's child trafficking ring. She and everyone involved were only alive because of Baku's Singularity.