List of characters of Coffin Princess Chaika. Currently a work in progress, due to Loads and Loads of Characters.
Be wary of unmarked spoilers.
Raised as a Saboteur since childhood, Toru knows no other way but the way of the sword — which makes life after the downfall of Arthur Gaz all the harder. Bereft of all purpose in life, Toru slipped into five years of solitude while as the now-peaceful world moved on without him, with nobody but his adopted sister Akari looking after him.
While on a foraging trip with Akari, however, he meets a silver-haired girl who calls herself Chaika, who offers him an unusual hunt: that for the remains of none other than Arthur Gaz, her own father, to give it a decent burial. Despite every evidence pointing to the fact that gathering his remains is a bad idea (including reigniting a massive war), Toru nevertheless accepts the chance to relive the kind of life he thought he would never experience again.
As a Saboteur, Toru specializes on espionage; when he is forced in direct combat, however, he wields a pair of comblades and, when if needed, he can tao onto the Iron Blood Technique, which boosts his reflexes and strength in exchange for stamina.
- Because I'm Good at It: Toru's main reason for accepting Chaika's dangerous (physically and politically) job offer.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Chaika from Ricardo at the last second in the Soara Fortress arc.
- Chick Magnet: At least three girls have their hearts set on him: Chaika Trabrant, Chaika Bogdan (who's tsundere about it), and... his own sister.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Now that the war is over, he has no reason to do anything. Chaika gives him one.
- Dragon Knight: Becomes a Dragoon Chevalier in the final episode.
- Dual Wielding: His weapon of choice is two short sword comblades with retractable wires built into the hilts.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: In the final episode, he makes a contract with Frederica to become a Dragoon Chevalier.
- Healing Factor: He can heal himself now.
- Expy: Serves in the same role as Shannon Casull, except this time it's not his adopted sister he's protecting.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Although Chaika Trabant is technically the leader, it is Toru who keeps them focused on tasks.
- I Gave My Word: His excuse for sticking with Chaika.
- Ninja: What Saboteurs essentially are. In the last episode of Avenging Battle, he renounces this and becomes a Dragoon Chevalier.
- Oblivious to Love: He utterly fails to notice how Chaika feels about him.
- Love Epiphany: Possibly, in episode 12. He keeps his relationship with Chaika a professional one, however.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Towards Chaika.
- Super Soldier: As most Iron Blood users.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Acura is a luxury and sport division of Japanese automaker Honda, or, more precisely, its American branch.
- War for Fun and Profit: Not that he loves war for its own sake — it's just all he knows, and where he feels he belongs.
Chaika Trabant/Chaika Gaz
Current employer of the Acura siblings and daughter and heir apparent of the late Arthur Gaz. After running into Toru during his foraging, she is impressed by his fighting skills after he helps her defeat a dangerous mountain creature, hiring him (and Akari) to help her in turn recover her father's remains, now being used as potent energy sources, and give them a proper burial. Naturally, such a task ruffles some political feathers among the coalition that saw to Arthur's defeat five years ago, and as such she is a wanted person seeking protection — something Toru and Akari are only more than happy to offer. Despite her infamous legacy, Chaika is nevertheless sweet kid, who also happens to suffer from amnesia regarding the five years since Arthur's death.
Chaika is trained in magic, channeling her spells through the gandr she usually keeps (dismantled) in the coffin she carries around with her. While her spells have proven very useful during combat itself, their effectiveness outside of combat has been... mixed. Aside from this, she seems to be a decent magical engineer, as shown by how she quickly refurbishes and repairs the run-down vehicle they find (and eventually use).
- A-Cup Angst: Chaika is sensitive of her breast size. In volume 3, she was even willing to make a contract with Fredrika so she can use dragoon magic to change her body before Toru stopped her.
- Amnesiac Hero: Her memories of the period after the war are fuzzy, apparently due to her having used them as magic fuel. At the end of Avenging Battle she uses her memories as magic fuel again to destroy the resurrected Gaz, though Studio Bones gave a tweet immediately after the airing stating that Chaika only lost her Gaz-implanted memories.
- Anti-Villain: While it'll probably thrust the continent into a new war, she simply wants to bury her father properly.
- Big Eater: She's happiest when she has a large plate of good food.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has rather thick eyebrows for a girl.
- Catchphrase: "Shocking truth!" and "Grateful!"
- The Cutie: You couldn't dislike her if you tried.
- Determinator: The whole world couldn't stop her once she sets her mind on something.
- The Ditz: She's fairly clumsy and hopelessly naive at times, so that Toru often wonders how she ever managed to survive those five years, and she isn't of much use outside of her somewhat limited skill set. Not that she's anything short of awesome when these do get the chance to be employed.
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Chaika speaks only broken and disjointed common language, but is absolutely at home with her native Laake. Surprisingly, she still insists on speaking common, while Toru is perfectly fluent in Laake.
- Everyone Can See It: Pretty much everyone has figured out she is in love with Toru, except Toru himself.
- Exact Words: She said that she was going to give her father a funeral. She kept her word by blasting him herself until there was No Body Left Behind.
- Expy: Of Pacifica Casull. However unlike Pacifica, Chaika is more than capable of fighting back when she needs to, even if her battle skillset is rather limited.
- Fallen Princess: She is the daughter of Emperor Arthur Gaz of the fallen Gaz Empire. At least, she believes herself to be.
- Friendly Sniper: Wields a sniper rifle and she is rather nice.
- Genius Ditz: Chaika is a massive klutz, but she is a top-notch wizard and magical engineer.
- Glass Cannon: Being a Wizard, she can deal great destructive force but she can't move as she prepares her spells and needs someone to draw the attention from their opponents as she does.
- Heroic BSoD: Upon finding out there is no real Chaika; they're all just orphans whose memories were modified so they'd carry out Gaz' wishes.
- And again when this is drummed home after Gaz' remains are consumed by Black Chaika and he is reborn.
- Mage Marksman: She uses a sniper rifle as her Gundo and shoots a versatile array of magic spells from it.
- Mystical White Hair: She is a Wizard and can cast magic with her gandr.
- Plucky Girl: After everything she's gone through, she has every right to be cynical, but she never loses her kind and innocent demeanor.
- Purple Eyes: In this series, it's a major plot point, as the only other people who share Chaika's eye color are other Chaikas.
- Verbal Tic: "Mwee". It's become borderline memetic.
- Villain Protagonist: She just wants to give her father a proper burial, but given that he was an Evil Overlord and his body parts are potent sources of magical energy — this ain't gonna end well, and everyone knows it. She's still determined to do it.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Chaika is a brand name of two luxury cars from a Russian automaker GAZ GAZ-13 and later facelifted GAZ-14note . Her alias Trabant refers to a very economy-level car from the Eastern Germany.
- Woman in White: Wears white clothing and has a mystery with her missing memories.
- You Are Number 6: Gaz refers to her as "#357".
- You No Take Candle: Her speech is rather abrupt and broken.
Toru's younger adopted sister, who has been looking after him ever since Arthur's fall. While disturbingly devoted to her brother, Akari's patience has its limits, and after five years she finally forces Toru to choose between either finding some work or getting stuffed at the taxidermist. Naturally Toru chooses the former, and in the process they find a longer-term job: guarding Chaika as she collects her father's remains, something she is content with now that Toru's old spirit has been rejuvenated.
Like Toru, Akari is also a trained Saboteur, and is more than capable of holding her own in a direct fight. Her weapon-of-choice for these occasions is a war hammer, though she's also more than willing to use this on Toru himself to keep him in line. For his own good, or at least that's what she claims... Obviously as an Acura, she can also use the same Iron Blood technique to boost her combat abilities.
- Blatant Lies: She lies rather frequently, often about about Toru. People almost always believe her.
- BrotherSister Incest: It's pretty clear that her interest in Toru is quite deeper than normal sibling bond.
- Not Blood Siblings: They're just childhood friends that lived close to one another.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Grad Lancia magic-hypnotizes her into hunting down Toru. Oddly enough, he seems more offended by her breaking their agreement with Chaika than the fact that she's trying to kill him.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets very peeved whenever it seems like Toru is giving another woman more attention than her.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: At times, she embarks on very strange trains of thought and often says some absolutely absurd things with a straight face. What's more remarkable is that practically everyone but Toru (who's known her the longest) takes her seriously.
- The Comically Serious: Every line she delivers is in a deathly serious monotone. This can lead to some frankly hilarious conversations.
- Covert Pervert: She's a closet Dom and tends to go on tangents about the various things she'd do to Toru, if given the chance. Her favorite fantasy being, to whip him and drip hot wax on his body, while having him lick her feet. After which, she'll usually accuse him of lusting after her.Akari: (monotone) "Be warned, brother... I will not submit to your desires so easily."Toru: (deadpan expression) "Like I had any. You're the only reprobate here."
- Cute and Psycho: Seems a little bit... too enthusiastic with her hammer. And that's nothing compared to the fact that she's quite content with having Toru stuffed if he dies.
- Deadpan Snarker: All the time.My respected and beloved older brother...
- Drop the Hammer: Her weapon of choice is a war hammer with a retractable handle.
- Expy: Averted. Given the Scrapped Princess parallels, you'd expect that Akari would fit Raquel's role in the scheme of things... except she's the complete opposite of Raquel, being a not-too-bright warrior, who's also a violent and obsessive brocon.
- Hypocritical Humor: Akari has sexual fantasies about dominating her brother and having him lick her feet, but she always accuses him of secretly wanting her body. Toru calls her out on it each time, by pointing out who the real pervert is.
- Ninja: Being a Saboteur.
- Idiot Hero: Self-admitted at that, and she's fine with being one.
- Running Gag: Noted in the Hypocritical Humor entry.
- Shipper on Deck: For Toru and Chaika, surprisingly. When the two of them get into a fight and Toru leaves, Akari is relentlessly insistent that Toru go back and apologize.
- The Unfair Sex: People tend to believe the lies she tells about Toru (apparently so that she won't have, ahem, competition). Even while she attacks him with her hammer.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: See her brother.
- Yandere: Whenever Toru steps even a tiniest bit off the line.
- Played for Laughs: It is never treated seriously however, and their interactions almost seem like a comedy routine. One person actually considered them to be that.
Frederica is a dragoon, a feyla known for its powerful magic and strength. They are usually sought out by warriors to be contracted, due to the potent abilities they grant once bonded, but due to their comparative rarity this was easier said than done. Frederica herself was bonded to Dominica koda, a feat that contributed to her reputation as a warrior before she became one of the Heroes that finally put Emperor Arthur Gaz to the sword.
When Dominica retreated from the world after the war, Frederica followed her, but could only watch helplessly as her master fell into apathy. Despite Frederica's best efforts — even going so far as to take the form of Dominica's dead sister, Lucie — Dominica passed away, and the dragoon was soon left alone in the forest mansion her master kept as her home.
There she stayed, alone for years, trying to figure what to do with herself now that her master was gone... However her ennui was broken by the arrival of some unexpected visitors to the koda manor: Chaika and her two warrior companions. Curious, she impersonates her departed master to figure out their motivations, but when it becomes clear to her what they really wanted, Fredrika saw it as a chance to ease her boredom, and maybe get a good fight as well.
Needless to say, Frederica was thoroughly out-maneuvered and defeated by the Acuras, though she didn't really mind that much, and willingly surrendered the body parts she was guarding. She even decides to join the trio in their journey, finally finding a reason to move on from the empty manor she's secluded herself for so long: a chance for a rematch with Toru, Dragoon to Saboteur.
Eventually. Until that time comes, Frederica is willing to tag along for the duration, as where Chaika goes, trouble (and good fights) are sure to follow...
- Adaptation Explanation Extrication: Because Lucie koda is absent from the anime, Fredrika taking her form after she's beaten the first time is never explained, so it looks like she just turned into a random girl who happens to look a bit like Dominica.
- Blood Knight: To the point of rushing into a street brawl in her "true" form.
- Cats Are Mean: In her favorite disguise.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Is pretty good at it. To the point that if a post-haste retreat counts as one, then the latest confrontation of the heroes team with the Gillette Corps certainly was an example. Also she is 'killed' by a spider creature in her human form from a sneak attack, but when she comes back, she transforms immediately and annihilates an entire group of them within seconds.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Takes the form of Dominica when she saved Toru from a pack of Orthos. Once she joins the group, she opts for the image of Dominica's sister Lucie instead, at least when she needs to talk to someone.
- Takes the form of Dominica again in Avenging Battle Episode 7 when she teams up with Akari for the tournament.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: After her master died, she had no purpose but to imitate her long-dead mistress.
- Deus Exit Machina: Due to her being a large dragon that would be able to effortlessly destroy most of the opposition, the story finds contrived ways to make her nearly always incapacitated, or otherwise rendered useless or unavailable. One presumes this is so the other characters get to do something, but the result is that she gets to do very little of importance other than being a flying transport or an extra pair of hands.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Seemingly was unceremoniously stabbed in the forehead and killed by one of Grad's spider abominations in episode 11.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her preferred human form, after she stops impersonating Dominica.
- Expy: More or less stands in for Zefiris, down to offering Toru some of her considerable power if he contracts with her. Unlike Zefiris however, Fredrika is in it for the chance to a) beat Toru to a pulp and b) beat everyone else getting in the way of beating Toru to a pulp.
- Genki Girl: Especially when there's the chance to fight, even though minute. Especially if that's the chance to fight Toru.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: She's got a powerful healing factor.
- Grotesque Cute: The fundamental joke her character's built around. She's a bloodthirsty, unstoppable draconic killing machine with disturbingly Bizarre Alien Biology... and she spends most of the time behaving like the above whilst looking like an adorable little girl... Or a cat. The infamous 'moe Chest Burster' scene is an excellent example.
- Mundane Utility: Her shapeshifting skills and her nature are pretty damn convenient, especially in her human form. Stuck on a tree with the heavy load? Just deploy your wings. Need a weapon in a melee? Extend your claws. Need a Dungeon Bypass? Transform your arm and voila!
- The Needless: She apparently doesn't need to eat, since as she was posing as Dominica it was shown that her mansion had no food in it at all, a clue that something wasn't right.
- Our Dragons Are Different: They're exceedingly rare, covered nose to tail in armor, are able to change form on a whim and have regenerative immortality so long as their brain remains intact.
- Regal Ringlets: In her human guises.
- Shipper on Deck: She loves to gossip with Chaika about Toru and encourages Toru to be honest about his feelings for Chaika, much to his annoyance.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Toru.
- Too Powerful to Live: Downplayed; she is nearly always (and usually violently) incapacitated during fight scenes, as her powers would be a total story breaker otherwise. This is thus often invoked in-universe, with opponents specifically targeting her because they know she'll destroy them given half a chance.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can change her shape and size into anything. Her default human form is shown above; she also appears as an adult woman, a cat, and a giant armored dragon (her "true form").
- Unskilled, but Strong: Her fighting style when impersonating Dominica. She herself only knows the basics from observing Dominica.
Head of the Kliemann Organization.
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: Constantly pushed around by the Six Nations Council members.
- Perpetual Expression: Steinmetz seems to constantly wear a baffled and bewildered expression even when on top of things.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Seriously Scruffy: Messy hair, unshaven beard. He also smokes a lot (especially when under stress) and is shabbily dressed.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Steinmetz is a German company that specializes in tuning Opel cars.
Konrad's female assistant.
- Zettai Ryouiki
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Bombardier is a Canadian Mega-Corp that produces a surprising variety of various vehicles for any applications: from jet skis to private jets and from streetcars to high-speed trains.
- An Arm and a Leg: Has his hand cut off by Viivi in Avenging Battle Episode 8. It's enough to snap him out of his apparent brainwashing.
- Badass Normal: Skilled enough to go toe-to-toe with Toru with a normal sword against the latter's comblades and Iron-Blood transformation.
- Career-Ending Injury: The Avenging Battle epilogue implies that having his sword hand cut off proved to be this: he appears to now have a desk job instead.
- Hero Antagonist: Actually works to rebuild the continent after the centuries-long conflict.
- Never Found the Body: He is caught in the blast of the Soara Fortress's magic attacks and presumed dead, as only his sword was recovered. Episode 3 of Avenging Battle reveals he's Not Quite Dead.
- Non-Idle Rich: The Gillettes are one of the best-off noble families.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Draws his sword in defiance to stop the Punitive Force that marches on Duke Gavarni's domain because Viivi and Zita are still aboard his flying fortress.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Gillet is a Belgium based car manufacturer founded by Tony Gillet. They produce 'ultra lightweight' sports vehicles.
A male Wizard who can control beasts such as fayla.
- The Beastmaster: Can control animals with magic.
- In the Hood
- Moment Killer: Tends to be this for Viivi.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Callaway Cars is a company famous by their tuning of Chevrolet cars and engines.
A female Wizard who specializes in magical devices.
- Adapted Out: Her crush on Alberic, which she also had in the Light Novels. The anime seems to concentrate this side of the story on Viivi alone.
- Curtains Match The Windows: She has green hair and eyes of the same color.
- The Engineer: She excels in anything that is magical devices such as gandr and mechanical carriages.
- Meganekko: She is a cute girl who wears glasses.
An assassin working for the Klein agency. She has a massive crush on Gillette. At his apparent demise, the color saps from her hair and her eyes turn purple, revealing herself to be another Chaika
- And Then John Was a Zombie : And Then Viivi Was A Chaika
- Crush Blush: See below.
- Death Wail: Upon learning of Alberic's apparent death.
- Everyone Can See It: Her crush on Alberic, which is supported by most of their team.
- Flechette Storm: Throwing needles are her weapon of choice.
- Fiery Redhead: Fits this trope until...
- Mystical White Hair: After learning of Alberic's apparent death, her hair turns white.
- Purple Eyes: Just like the other Chaikas.
- Luminescent Blush: Whenever Gillette is present. Well, actually kind of always, but it tends to go into overdrive in such cases.
- Manchurian Agent: She's another Chaika. When she is overwhelmed with grief upon learning of Alberic's apparent death, her eyes turn purple and her hair turns white.
- Notably, Guy notes that she is only "half-Chaika", saying that the transformation was incomplete. Whether this means that her original transformation into Chaika was interrupted, the Viivi persona merely kept a grip on Chaika's body thanks to her grief for Gillette or some other factor is unclear.
- The Reveal: She's another Chaika.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is pronounced as "Vivi" but is written with an extra "i".
- Walking Spoiler: Anything that happens to her after the season one finale pretty much counts as this.
- Woman in White: : After The Reveal, she takes up an all-white ensemble of her previous clothes, ironically making her resemble Chaika Trabant even more.
A mercenary and second-in-command of the Gillette Corps.
- Badass Normal: Just like Alberic, goes toe-to-toe with Toru despite not being an Iron Blood user.
- BFS: Has a great sword comblade as his weapon of choice.
- Shipper on Deck: Appears to ship Viivi with Alberic.
- Up Through the Ranks: After Alberic's apparent death, he's promoted to the rank of Captain.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Autotor is a Russian automaker that produces a numerous foreign brands (including KIA, BMW, Hummer and Chevrolet) under a license.
- Worf Effect: A bit. Despite the great confidence Alberic and Viivi placed on him, he got outsmarted by Toru pretty easily. On the other hand, as a Saboteur, Toru's training was in the field of deception and tricks, while Nikolay is a more straightforward soldier.
A demihuman special operative.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Has a very feminine physique.
- Innate Night Vision: One of his abilities as a demi-human.
- Knowledge Broker: The team's main recon specialist and detective.
- Little Bit Beastly: Has cat ears and tail.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The military considers demi-humans like him much more expendable than "real" humans. He sticks with Gillette because the latter doesn't like this philosophy, and considers Leonardo just as important as the fully human members of his squad, to the point of saving Leonardo with a Heroic Sacrifice.
A Chaika wearing red that wants to take revenge on Arthur Gaz's killers, reclaim his remains and rebuild his empire.
- Action Girl: Her sword isn't just for show.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Just like Chaika.
- Boyish Short Hair
- Catchphrase: "Rude!"
- Cool Sword: Has a snake sword.
- HeelFace Turn: In the finale, she teams up with Akari and Viivi to defeat Black Chaika and the epilogue reveals she's now apparently living with them.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her top shows off the sides of her breasts and she wears very tiny shorts. The black one-piece that counts as her underwear is pretty stripperific as well.
- Mystical White Hair: Like all Chaikas, however, hers is cut short.
- Purple Eyes: Just like all the other Chaikas.
- The Rival: To all other Chaikas, but Chaika Trabant in particular.
- Revenge: Her motivation for collecting Arthur Gaz's body parts is to kill the "Eight Heroes" and the retainers who abandoned the Empire.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Chaika and Toru defeat her and David in Avenging Battle Episode 8, wounding David in the process, Chaika concedes defeat and gives up on collecting the remains, deciding to give the one she collected to Chaika; however, Hartgen's soldiers had already stolen it.
- There Can Only Be One: She believes herself to be the real Chaika and believes the others are "unnecessary".
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Bogdannote is an Ukrainian light bus and truck manufacturer.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: She becomes smitten with Toru after seeing his skill in a fight and hearing his motivation for serving Chaika. She offers to double whatever it is Chaika is paying for his services, but he refuses.
- Yandere: Her interest in Toru is clearly less than professional, and believes killing Chaika is the key to winning him over.
- Zettai Ryouiki
Chaika Bogdan's ally.
- Blade on a Stick: His weapon of choice.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He teases Chaika and is not above leering at Selma, but would never do anything inappropriate.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Gets one during the Emperor Treasure arc and its implied it helped him lose during his battle against Toru.
- Friendly Enemy: He has nothing against Toru and his team, and actually even offered them to join forces, though his Chaika put a kibosh on this.
- Undying Loyalty: To Bogdan.
Chaika Bogdan's ally. A Wizard mercenary.
Layla aka Blue Chaika
A Chaika that wears blue and works with Ricardo.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Like the other Chaikas.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Initially pretends that she's one of the poor captured girls. The mask comes off soon enough.
- Cloning Blues: The reason she crossed the Despair Event Horizon was the revelation that she was manufactured and programmed to collect Emperor Gaz's remains, rather than any of her thoughts or desires being her own.
- Technically, she's not a clone in the usual sense, as there was no original Chaika for her to be cloned from. She is, however, identical to the other manufactured Chaikas.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crossed it hard prior to the events of the story and attempts to do the same to Chaika.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the very first scene of the anime, making her the first Chaika we actually see.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She really does care about Ricardo.
- Femme Fatale: Uses sex and drugs to coerce men into doing what she wants.
- Go Out with a Smile: She drowns, cradling Ricardo in her lap, without regret because she lived and died on her own terms.
- Mystical White Hair: Like the other Chaikas.
- Purple Eyes: Like the other Chaikas.
- Screw Destiny: Her whole motivation for doing what she does is putting up a middle finger toward the mission implanted in her to recover the emperor's remains, and derailing that mission by starting another world war.
- The Vamp: She is quite skilled in brewing up chemical concoctions and put that to good use by creating aphrodisiacs which she used to seduce men into her service (and also literally as well).
- Villainous Breakdown: When Chaika doesn't waver after learning the truth of their origins, and Soara is shot down, ruining her plans to start another war, Layla flips out and loses her collected demeanor.
The son of Gillard Gavarni.
- Ax-Crazy: He kills because he enjoys it.
- Blood Knight: Something of a subversion. He enjoys killing and he certainly relishes the opportunity for a fight, but has never actually fought against anyone with a modicum of combat experience.
- The Caligula: There's pretty much no apparent reason why he's the way he is, except for being born into nobility.
- Dual Wielding
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's a sadistic murderer with no regard for human life, but he does genuinely care for Layla.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is very playful in his mannerisms, has a cheery voice, and he gleefully speaks of carving up women while they're still alive for fun.
- Foil: To Toru. Both are young men that dual wield knives, felt restless and out of place when the war ended and help a Chaika achieve her goals. However, while Toru had no choice in becoming a Child Soldier and wants to just find something else he can do in peace times, Ricardo chose to become a murderer and wants to bring about a new war so he has something to do.
- Additionally, Toru sees killing as an unfortunate means to end and does what he can to avoid death, whereas Ricardo revels in excessive carnage and enjoys brutality.
- Go Out with a Smile: He dies with Layla, apologizing that he couldn't make her dream a reality but glad that he could be with her.
- Knight of Cerebus: The story gets noticeably darker the second he makes an appearance.
- Self-Made Orphan: Killed his parents and siblings, and took his father's place.
- Villainous BSoD: When Toru stabs him in the gut and tells him that he's never actually been in a fight, he's only ever stabbed people who couldn't retaliate, he goes completely silent.
- War for Fun and Profit: Emphasis on "fun". He desires a world where he has an excuse to freely kill anyone he wants.
A wizard who follows the Duke Gavarni.
- Decapitated Army: When Akari caves his skull in, all his spidery monsters and mind-controlled soldiers fall down dead.
- Mad Scientist: Created a Mind Control spell and performs all manner of grisly human experiments.
- Playing with Syringes
- War for Fun and Profit: Much like Ricardo, he wants to engulf the world in war so his magic can be put use.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Lancia is an Italian car maker and a subsidiary of Fiat.
Count Roberto Abarth
The lord of Delsorant.
- Career-Ending Injury: Is from a knights family but injured his right arm when he was ten and became unable to wield a sword with it again thus becoming unable to be a knight. This made him strive to be a Wizard.
- Genius Loci: His entire mansion is a magical artifact that he can manipulate at will.
- Mind over Matter: His magic with his gandr.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Abarth is a small Italian sport and racing car producer.
A dragoon cavalier.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Felt responsible for her sister's death because she left her alone when she went to the battlefield.
- Instant Armor: She can equip armor and weapons due to her contract with her dragoon.
- Posthumous Character: She was dead before the main trio met her dragoon who was impersonating her.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She killed the villagers who caused her sister's death.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: koda is a Czech automaker, currently a subsidiary of Volkswagen.
A wizard from the Kingdom of Koenigsegg.
- Alliterative Name: Simon Scania.
- Master of Illusion: Uses the leg of Arthur Gaz to fuel a Lotus-Eater Machine that affects those who wander into the Valley of No Return.
- Posthumous Character: In the light novels, he died before the start of the story.
- Recruiting the Criminal: Was suspected of murdering his wife and friend but since he was a great wizard he was instead recruited.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the anime he is still alive and living like a hermit.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after a Swedish truck producer. The kingdom he hails from is, in turn, named after a Swedish supercar manufacturer.
A wizard who went into the wine business after the end of the war, she's managed to become quite successful at her endeavor. Most of her employees are retired soldiers who had nowhere to go, so they're obviously quite grateful (and very protective) of their boss.
Despite holding onto Gaz's heart, she never found much use out of it (as it had nothing to do with making wine anyway), which is why she wasn't too bothered to give it away to Chaika and Tooru's group... But only if they beat her within a specified time limit during a non-lethal match with her.
- Benevolent Boss: To the old soldiers that make up her winery staff.
- Cool Guns: Her gundr resembles a lever-action rifle.
- Graceful Loser: She doesn't really mind losing to Chaika and her companions, as she did get the good fight she asked for.
- Simplified Spellcasting: Claudia's spells are typified by being short and abrupt, using maybe two or three syllables at most to trigger (similar to Raquel's from Scrapped Princess in fact). This means that she's able to cast three or more spells before Chaika could even finish one casting.
- Taught by Experience: The reason why Claudia's spellcasting is so atypical compared to many of the wizards shown in the series — as a veteran of the war against Gaz, she's found out the hard way that taking too long to cast a spell can get you killed in a chaotic battlefield.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after the American brand from the Chrysler Corporation.
An archer who lives in a forest who kept Arthur Gaz's right arm.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after a Netherlands hand built ultra light weight sports car manufacturer.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Named after a Spanish sports car firm.
A spear-wielder who became a successful shipping magnate after the war ended. He possesses Gaz's ears.
- Acrofatic: Is pretty skilled with his spear despite being very overweight.
- Blade on a Stick: His weapon of choice during the war. When he fights Toru, he is wielding an iron bar with weights on both ends, but he handles it like a spear instead of a club.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Is extremely traumatized by his memories of the battle against Arthur Gaz and hires numerous entertainers to keep his mind off them. When Chaika shows up, one look at her sends it all flooding back and he flies into a blind panic.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Morgan is a British motor company that specializes in hand-built luxury cars.
The lord of the Principality of Hartgen and leader of the Eight Heroes. He was the one who dealt the final blow to Arthur Gaz and (supposedly) to Princess Chaika, thus ending the war.
- Blood Knight: Is eager to plunge the continent back into war so he can go back to fighting.
- I Am Not a Gun: Inverted: like Toru, he has felt useless since the war ended and is perfectly happy to start a new one.
- Irony: Having been the one who finally slew Arthur Gaz and ended the war, Hartgen feels completely useless in the peacetime he created and longs for the war to start again.
- Unwitting Pawn: Of Gaz, Guy and the Black Chaikas. They piggybacked his plan to gather Gaz' remains and start a new war with them, and once he had the remains, the Black Chaikas used them to revive Gaz.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: His name is derived from Hartge, a German third party car tuning company.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to create a place where warriors can be warriors; to do so, he aims to take over the entire continent, presumably through a bloody war.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once Gaz has been revived, he promptly offs Hartgen with a blast of magic to the chest.
The Emperor of the Gaz Empire and the most powerful Wizard to ever walk the earth. He had lived for 500 years and trapped the world in a state of constant warfare and strife. Nobody was able to defeat him until the Alliance of the Six Nations assembled the Eight Heroes and dismantled his empire before killing him. It turns out that he'd let them win so he could come back stronger.
- Back from the Dead: As of Avenging Battle Episode 9, all thanks to his plan.
- Big Bad: All the trouble in the story was caused by his designs.
- Curbstomp Battle: Finished a flying fortress with just one attack from Niva Lada.
- Emotion Eater: His ultimate plan is to spark a new war, and use an array of space stations to feed off the resulting negative emotions and become all-powerful.
- Emperor Scientist: Most of the Magitek in the series was invented by him.
- Evil Overlord: His reputation among the peoples outside his empire.
- For Science!: He seeks to advance the study of magical arts, mostly to further his own power. This is the main reason why he allowed himself to be killed, as he had reached the limits of what could be done through the human body alone.
- Go Out with a Smile: As seen in Avenging Battle Episode 7, Gaz' head was still grinning wickedly even after it had been severed from his body. This is apparently the one thing that disturbed Clay Morgan more than anything else.
- Human Resources: His body parts after his death, due to them giving off magical energy. In fact, said body parts are apparently the most potent source of magical energy in the setting.
- Lack of Empathy: While he doesn't seem to be inherently evil, he doesn't have any problems in calling Chaika a tool and seems unfazed by everyone´s reactions.
- Long-Lived: Lived for five hundred years, apparently by replacing his body using magic.
- Mad Scientist: If his closer henchmen are any indication, Emperor Gaz was into some very unhinged schemes.
- Morality Pet: Played with. The basis for the Chaikas' memories were those of a young girl he kept by his side for amusement. Since they all adore him, it seems that he treated this girl like his own daughter.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Gaz' death sparked a complex chain of events that ultimately led to him being resurrected by Black Chaika.
- Off with His Head!: How he was finally slain.
- One-Winged Angel: His resurrected body has a white horn sticking out of the left side of his chest, and scaly, clawed hands.
- Posthumous Character: Died five years before the story.
- Red Baron: Genius Emperor. Mad King. Everything in between.
- Shrouded in Myth: As Gillette himself soon finds out, there's actually very little reliable information on the Emperor himself and his history to be had in the post-war archives his organization keeps.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: See his daughter.
- We Can Rule Together: During the final battle he offers Toru multiple chances to serve him, stating that his desire for war and vengeance makes him the exact type of person who ordinarily agrees with his ideals.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes war is desired by every man and by starting it again he´ll be fulfilling the wishes of humanity.
Jasmine OrloA traveling merchant that was associated with Acura Village. Toru and Akari knew her when they were younger.
- Adapted Out: She is not mentioned in the anime during the adapted arc where she is first mentioned. When she is shown in the anime, her baby isn't.
- Cool Big Sis: At least for Toru. Her death was one of the reasons of his depression.
- Death by Origin Story
- Posthumous Character
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Her last name comes from an automobile called the Orlo.
A mysterious being who looks like a teenage boy.
- Astral Projection: Either this or Hologram, as he's apparently non-tangible. Guy is actually a holographic manifestation of the "overnight castles".
- Hive Mind: There are actually more than one Guy, and they are all working together to guide and manipulate the various Chaikas.
- Mass Hypnosis: Implied to be capable of this, as he somehow wordlessly manipulated a horde of soldiers into forming a Human Shield around Gillette, thus saving his life.
- Mysterious Backer / Mysterious Informant: Gives the main characters information.
- The Omnipotent: Seems to know virtually everything regarding Arthur Gaz's remains, which have been scattered across the continent and hidden by the eight heroes.
- Wild Card: His sole aim is to have Gaz's remains collected by Chaika. As it turns out, it doesn't matter who has the body parts, so long as they are brought to the right place. The goal was to have Black Chaika absorb them in order to allow Gaz to be reborn. To this end, he also manipulates the Chaikas into bringing Lada as well.
Lucie kodaDominica koda's younger sister.
- Adapted Out: In the anime, she is not mentioned during the 2 episode Dominica koda arc.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Her death, when Dominica was away, made Dominica withdrew herself from the world.
- Posthumous Character: Died around the war five years ago.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: See her sister.
Toru's instructor from Acura Village.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Having been shown in a flashback during Season 1, he shows up during Avenging Battle's tournament arc, working for Hartgen and the Black Chaikas.
- Cynical Mentor
- Dual Tonfas: He wields a pair with hooks on the ends.
- Ninja: Being a saboteur.
- Oh, Crap!: Upon seeing Black Chaika revive Arthur Gaz, he realizes that he might have made a mistake in choosing to work for Hartgen. He nonetheless pledges his allegiance to Gaz.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: See Toru Acura above, another saboteur from Acura village.
Duke Gillard GavarniA domain lord in the six kingdoms.
- Antagonistic Offspring: His insane son killed him, his wife, and his other children.
- Posthumous Character: Died sometime before the series begins.
Kirill Tatra 47
A demihuman special operative in the employ of Alexander Izhmash, one of the last remaining original ones.
- Cloning Blues: He was one of the Emperor Gaz clone troopers, who were later used by Izhmash in his research.
- Human Resources: His eventual fate, given just how Izhmash treated his demihuman soldiers, had both Chaikas and their retinues not interfered.
- Little Bit Beastly: Has hare-like ears.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Another Czech automaker, Tatra ceased car production in 1999, but still produces trucks.
- You Are Number 6: As a clone trooper he's a 47th copy of original Kirill Tatra.
A mysterious girl that Chaika and company rescues while searching for Emperor Gaz's lost fortune.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: While she has no objections when Guy takes her from Chaika and gives her to Hartgen and, eventually, Gaz, she does object when Gaz tries to use her to destroy Chaika, plainly refusing to do so and unceremoniously leaving him, because "she has her own personality" and prefers to be with Chaika, who, indeed was nice to her.
- Living Weapon: She's a human gundr.
- Loyal Phlebotinum: A double subversion. It's Chaika who activates her, but when Guy takes her to Gaz, she has no qualms about it, or about working for him. She also doesn't mind him using her to blast a flying fortress into oblivion, but when he tries using her to kill Chaika, she not only refuses to fire, but actually goes back to Chaika.
- Mismatched Eyes
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Of the more robotic variety.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Lada is a brand of a Russian automobile company AutoVAZ, and the Niva is one of their vehicles, a light SUV frequently called "a first crossover in the world". note
- Walking Spoiler: Everything about her, from her identity to the circumstances in which she's met, are huge spoilers.
Emperor Gaz' chief scientific advisor, a Mad Scientist responsible for creation of his clone troopers, Chaikas and Niva Lada.
- Fantastic Racism: He views his demi-human soldiers (whom he created himself) as little more than the Human Resources, and wants to vivisect both Chaikas to see how his modifications worked in the intervening years.
- Gone Horribly Right: He is killed when Chaika uses Niva to destroy his control tower, and his Dying Words are to express joy that they ended up being that powerful.
- High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle in his right eye, which is apparently magical and probably is his gundr.
- Jerkass: An arrogant, self-important dick who likes to order everyone around.
- Mad Scientist: Megalomany check, total disregard for everyone he believes below him check, atrocious fashion sense check. In fact, he misses only on a maniacal cackling and taking over the world, being Gaz' loyal minion.
- Meaningful Name: Izhmash company is one of the main Russian state armories and is most famous for the Kalashnikov assault rifle, and Izhmash is a character responsible for the magical weaponry development.
- We Have Reserves: His reaction to the heroes' invasion of his island is to throw countless masses of cloned demi-human troopers and controlled Fayla at them, regardless of outcome.
- Vehicular Theme Naming: Subverted there is an auto-making plant in the Russian city of Izhevsk, but it is a subsidiary of the AutoVAZ company and produces cars under the Lada brand; it was formerly a part of Izhmash, but was sold to the Renault-Nissan consortium in the late 2000's. The company (or what's left of it) continues to manufacture motorcycles, however.
- Zerg Rush: Apparently, the only battle tactic he has ever mastered.
Arina and Irina/Black Chaikas
A pair of identical twins who appear to work for Stephan Hartgen. Formally they pose as his adoptive daughters.
- Mystical White Hair: Like the other Chaikas.
- Purple Eyes: Like the other Chaikas.
- Royal Harem: Implied with the twins: their manner of dress, and the way they drape themselves around Stephan's throne, suggests this.
Chaika Kamaz/Black Chaika
The third Black Chaika, who works with Stephan Hartgen.
- Body Horror: The scene in which she consumes Gaz' remains, then "gives birth" to his resurrected body rather explosively.
- Decapitated Army: It's revealed in the final episode that she controls Arina, Irina, and the other "doll" Chaikas. When she is killed by Chaika Bohdan, the dolls promptly crumple to the floor.
- Immodest Orgasm: Black Chaika consuming and "giving birth" to the resurrected Arthur Gaz is...rather suggestive.
- Mystical White Hair: Like the other Chaikas.
- No Name Given: While the Twins have individual names, she is only ever called "Black Chaika" in the anime.
- Purple Eyes: Like the other Chaikas.
- The Woman Behind The Man: Black Chaika seems to be the one pulling Hartgen's strings: the martial arts tournament was her idea, in order to gather the remains in one place.
- Canon Foreigner: The whole group are this. They are based on in-universe rumors of Chaikas who try to swindle money and remnants of the Gaz Empire having Chaikas who they raise up as a symbol.
- Motive Decay: Restoring an empire is a lot harder than it sounds. Stealing cash is easy.
- Small Name, Big Ego: They're composed of only a few dozen guys, with a self-proclaimed minister and general, and based out of a modest mansion that's in dire need of renovation. And these people want to rebuild an empire... yeah.
JuliaA young thief who takes the persona of Princess Chaika and act as the figurehead of the Neo Gaz Empire.
- Bare Your Midriff: In her normal clothing.
- Cool Crown: Wears a tiara in her Princess Chaika disguise.
- Regal Ringlets: In her Princess Chaika disguise.
Mart"General" of the Neo Gaz Empire.
Lavr"Minister" of the the Neo Gaz Empire.
FrolHead of the Imperial Guard.
- Remembered Too Late: During the performance the main characters were putting on, he starts to remember that the silver haired girl was the real Chaika but his thoughts were interrupted when Fredrika (partially in her dragoon form) pops out the coffin, scaring him and making him forget. He later remembers after Toru and Akari tied him and the rest of the Neo Gaz Empire's men who tried to steal from the main characters.