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    Salia 

Salia Tereshkova

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (English)
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Formerly the deputy chief of Zola's squad, Salia gets promoted to captain when Zola is killed in action. Pilot of the AW-FZR304 Arquebus Salia Custom.
  • A-Cup Angst: Unfortunately, she's leading a squad who's well-stacked compared to her, the exception being Vivian.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Salia's Gloom" focuses on her and her struggle as captain of a divided squad.
  • Ace Pilot: A definite sniper example. She excels at long range.
  • All There in the Manual: Her full name, Salia Tereshkova is revealed on a Sunrise festival.
  • The Anticipator: Falls into this towards Ange when on Embryo's side.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: To Ange in "Arzenal Burns" after being compared unflatteringly to present-day Jill, albeit perhaps it was the fact that Ange spoke ill of Jill and disregarded her place as Jill's protege that Salia coveted and lost to her. And then did it again in "The Tuner of Time".
  • The Captain: She takes this position after Zola's death. However, she's still a newbie as she can't get initially her subordinates to cooperate with each other. She eventually becomes the (Knight) leader of Embryo's Ragna-mail squad.
  • Childhood Friend: To Mei.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: When it comes to piloting Villkiss, to the point where she insists on the chosen one, Ange, following her so-called duty to Alektra as Villkiss pilot.
  • Closet Geek: She keeps her secret hobbies secret and threatens anyone who might expose her.
  • Color Motif: Blue.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Aside from being a brilliant commander and Strategist, she also has no qualms about attacking from ambush, using a Defensive Feint Trap, or Sniping the Cockpit when fighting against Para-mails.
  • The Corruptible: Salia is corrupted by Embryo after Ange defeats her in "Arzenal Burns". She gets better.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Loves to cosplay as a Magical Girl. Also, Ange comments on the uniforms of the Diamond Rose Knights (which she leads), indicating that she probably picked them too.
  • Covert Pervert: She keeps a Porn Stash, but can be homicidal if someone else takes a look at it.
  • Create Your Own Villain: She ends up siding with Embryo due to Jill's disregard for her, which Embryo promptly capitalized on. Getting knocked into the sea by Ange didn't help matters, eather.
  • The Dragon: She does a brief Face–Heel Turn and becomes the head of Embryo's Diamond Rose Knights, before doing a Heel–Face Turn when he betrays and abandons her.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She makes an attempt on Ange's life for the crime of accidentally walking in on one of her cosplay sessions while the latter's in the hot spring. While she effectively gets off scot-free for her actions in the anime's version of events. In the PS Vita game, she ends up getting sick alongside Ange, with her coughing between sentences.
  • Driven to Villainy: Her lack of recognition from Jill and jealously of Ange drive her to side with Embryo.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: She activates the Ariel-Mode of Cleopatra in the final battle.
  • Empathic Weapon: She uses the fact that Ragna-mails are this to regain control of her Ragna-mail.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She sides with Embryo until the latter abandons her in "Eve of Destruction".
  • Fallen Hero: She was once a well-respected captain of her troops in Arzenal before Embryo took her in to lead the Diamond Rose Knights. She gets better towards the end of the series.
  • Fatal Flaw: Both her jealousy of Ange and desire for recognition from Jill result in her being Driven to Villainy by joining Embryo. She gets better during the finale of "Eve of Destruction".
  • Flower Motifs: There are two white lily emblems on her paramail. They are either a stealth reference to Holy Knight Pretty Lilian, her favorite magical girl series or a sign of her adoration for Alektra.
  • Girlish Pigtails: It's weird considering she's one of the most serious characters in the series, until she starts cosplaying as a Magical Girl.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She tries to be stern, but fair.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Her attempt to be like her idol Alektra. She eventually succeeds and pilots Villkiss's sister-machine, except that she ends up on the other side and falls in love with Embryo.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's a bit envious of Ange receiving the privilege of riding Villkiss. Gets past this after failing to master it, and witnessing Ange activate its Golden Super Mode. She remains bitter over losing her spot as Jill's favorite to her and Ange not appreciating it to the point where she enforces Ange to toe the line as ordered by Jill.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: All her years-long learning and training are not enough to master Villkiss. Eventually subverted, as it does pay off when she gets Villkiss's sister machine and the ring to activate it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By the end of the series, a combination of both Jill calling her out and Embryo's hijacking of her mecha in order to save his life finally convince her to return to the protagonists side.
  • Hidden Depths: She loves to cosplay as a Magical Girl and reads romantic novels. Heterosexual romantic novels in an island filled with nothing but women.
  • Hypocrite: Salia calls out her teammates for bullying Ange, yet when Ange joins the First Troop, she kicks her out of the locker room, while she's naked. She constantly lectures Ange for violating orders, yet she violates Jill's orders in favor of trying to pilot Villkiss and ends up getting suspended.
  • Hope Spot: "Salia's Gloom" is this for her. She manages to solve most problems of her squad and starts accepting Ange as Villkiss's pilot. Then Ange deserts in the very next episode, albeit for sympathetic reasons, and later has her childhood dreams of piloting Villkiss shot down.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Towards Embryo and also towards Jill beforehand.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Her defining motivation. She wanted to be the one to master Villkiss and avenge Alektra. She gets the first part more or less after siding with Embryo and second in the finale.
  • I'll Kill You!:
    • Threatens Ange by saying it word-for-word as she ambushes her at the hot spring as retribution for ruining her "de-stressing routine".
    • She ends up on the receiving end in "Arzenal Burns" courtesy of Ange as the latter decides to kill Julio herself.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Disarms Vivian by shooting her gun out of her hands with just a hand gun while both are on different moving vehicles.
  • I Owe You My Life: Sides with Embryo after being saved from drowning.
  • Irrational Hatred: She blames the lack of team unity in "Salia's Gloom" on Ange, even though much of it is on Hilda, Chris and Rosalie trying to shoot down the latter in Unfriendly Fire.
  • It's Personal: She wants to avenge Jill after her first Libertas's failure.
  • Knife Nut: She always brings out her knife as her Weapon of Choice on foot. Probably a result of her imitation of Jill who owns a collection of knives.
  • The Leader: Of the Diamond Rose Knights until Embryo screws them over.
  • Luminescent Blush: After finding out that Ange and Tusk were stranded on the same island.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: From her Arquebus to the EM-CBX002 Cleopatra, Villkiss sister-machine she received from Embryo.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Zig-zagged. After learning that Embryo lied to her she lets Ange escape which ruins his plans, but stays with him because she does not see another place for herself. Played straight with her prior defection due to Jill's neglect and Ange knocking her Arquebus into the ocean and after Embryo abandons her to the DRAGONs.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Tries to kill Ange after she saw her cosplaying in order to prevent her from telling others. Tries this again in "Distorted World" in order to prove to Embryo that she's better.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Tries to kill Ange in "Distorted World" to become Embryo's most valued person but Jill fortunately intervenes.
  • Never My Fault: At one point, she blames her unhappiness on Ange. Much of this can be chalked up to her Pavlovian conditioning, leading her to a need for approval. Her understandable disappointment with Ange for her insubordination falls flat when she attempts to shank her for walking in on her secret, even though Ange admitted she couldn't care less.
  • Not So Above It All: She's quite emotional underneath the serious exterior.
  • Onee-sama: Alektra was one to her and she is to the youngest normas.
  • The Peter Principle: Promoted to captain before she's ready. She gets better.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Start openly using silly attack formation names after siding with Embryo.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Vivian's red who is also her roommate.
  • Rescue Romance: With Embryo. Unfortunately for her, it's one-sided.
  • Revenge: She vowed to avenge her childhood's hero after the first Libertas ended in failure.
  • Say My Name: She yells Alektra's name when the latter dies in "Beyond Time".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After being curb-stomped by Ange and ignored by Jill, she ends up joining Embryo's side.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • Not completely her fault, but her hero worship of Jill makes her too obsessive over impressing her, and getting Villkiss. Reaches near-Neidermeyer levels in "Goodbye From the Gallows" (if not 7 for her attempt to kill Ange for finding out her cosplay hobby secret), when she tells Ange, who has been suspended for escaping Arzenal, that Villkiss has been confiscated from her, even though that mainly applies to luxuries bought with money, and tries to commandeer Villkiss herself against Jill's orders in the next episode when the dragons launch their surprise attack, ending in near catastrophe when Salia is unable to pilot it.
    • In "Arzenal Burns", when Ange knocks her Para-mail into the ocean during the Arzenal siege to stop her from ordering her to go back and follow Jill to the sub, Salia has an Oh, Crap! moment and curses her... for curb-stomping her.
    • Later, when Embryo takes her in, she tries to be the object of his affection, to the point where when she realizes she's being used and that Ange is Embryo's true crush, she only tries to replace her in Embryo's eyes by killing her.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She wears a pair of reading glasses when being studious.
  • Smug Super: She becomes this when she sides with Embryo. Unfortunately for her, it was only a matter of time it gets deconstructed once Embryo ditches her.
  • Subordinate Excuse: It's implied that she was in love with her commander Jill/Alektra, and she later falls in love with Embryo when he saves her from drowning, becoming his Dragon.
  • Tautological Templar: She is a massive stickler for rules.
  • Teleport Spam: After activating the blue Ariel mode, she uses it to distract another Ragna-mail.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After getting her own Ragna-mail.
  • Tsundere: Her reasons for "not really helping Ange but helping anyway". Ange had to cover it up by giving her a choke hold and stripping her uniform.
  • Unknown Rival: For Ange when it comes to Villkiss.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Salia thinks that she's a dedicated knight of Embryo, but Jill insists that Embryo doesn't love anyone. This lesson hits her home once Embryo abandons her in "Eve of Destruction".
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: She has this relationship with Jill. Her desire to pilot Villkiss stems from Jill's promise to let her pilot Villkiss and her vow to avenge her childhood's hero. Unfortunately for Salia, her attempts to pilot Villkiss doesn't work out.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Zola's death, Jill promotes her to captain. Naturally, she's too early to assume said position.
  • Yandere: Even after learning how Embryo sees her as nothing but a tool, Salia is so starved for love that she not only stays with him but vows to kill Ange to prove how much better she is so Embryo will have no choice but to lover her.
  • You Are Number 6: She's assigned a number (Norma #2186-32) after she was captured as a baby.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue, to be exact.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Towards the end of the series, Embryo abandons her along with the rest of the Diamond Rose Knights. She survives.

    Hilda 

Hildegard "Hilda" Schlievogt

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese), Carli Mosier (English)
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Hilda is a veteran para-mail pilot and one of Zola's former lovers. She despises Ange for inadvertently killing Zola in her first mission. Pilot of the AW-CBR115 Glaive Hilda Custom.
  • Ace Custom: Her red para-mail is a heavily customized exemplar of the mass-produced models. She says that she spent a lot of money just to customize her Para-mail.
  • Ace Pilot: She is one of the best pilots in the squad, and proves it while fighting a Ragna-mail piloting Chris to a standstill from a Para-mail, an impressive feat given the gulfs in power and mobility, and the fact that Chris had just sniped the Vilkiss and sent it into a crash landing.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: She's a capable fighter and pilot who becomes commander of the Aurora when Jill is asked to step down in the second half of "God's Soul-Searching". She concedes leadership to Ange when the latter returns, admitting to be better at being in the line of fire than leading.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted in "Goodbye From the Gallows" where she still shows signs of the beating received by the policemen who recaptured her.
  • Biker Babe: She steals a bike from a gas station in "Bikini Escape".
  • Bring It: When Julio's fleet comes to destroy Arzenal and Jill announces the start of Libertas, she's only too happy to jump at the chance to get back at human society for what she's had to go through. Also says the following to Chris when the latter, while one of Embryo's Diamond Rose Knights, intends to kill her and her fellow comrades:
    Hilda: Oh, yeah? Knock yourself out.
  • Broken Bird: She was sent to Arzenal at age 5, leading her to adopt an Alpha Bitch persona and become Zola's plaything for her protection. She does make it back home, only for her mother to renounce her for being a norma, leading her to hit rock bottom when she arrives back at Arzenal after suffering yet another Police Brutality. She gets better after Ange proposes they destroy the current world order, leading her to eagerly jump at the opportunity when Libertas restarts.
  • Broken Pedestal: To both Chris and Rosalie as shown in "Goodbye From the Gallows", at least until they reconcile before the Grand Finale. Her mother and eventually Jill also become one for her.
  • Bully Turned Buddy: Hilda is the leader of a group that (tries to) bully Ange. After escaping from Arzenal and going through a Trauma Conga Line together, the two of them become first reluctant allies and then Fire-Forged Friends (and then Hilda falls head over heels for Ange).
  • But Not Too Bi: She has several female lovers, but also offers to take Tusk's virginity, regardless if she only does so to secure Tusk's cooperation in her planned rescue of Ange. The second intro also shows her coyly flirting with him.
  • Character Development: Hilda starts the series as a quiet and passive, likely unwilling plaything for her captain Zola. Once Zola dies, Hilda seemingly becomes the new Zola (minus the Prison Rape), as a domineering and antagonistic teammate who can't spare a second without mocking or hazing the heroine. But once her motives are revealed, and it turns out she was never really that cruel deep down, Hilda allows herself to be more caring to Ange as she wishes her well in their attempts to reunite with family. Hilda, after a disastrous reunion with her cruel mother, becomes a broken shell, not even caring that she's surrounded and beaten by cops, and tries cutting off all ties to her teammates as she practically falls into depression. It isn't until she bonds with Ange during their suspension at Arzenal that Hilda recovers, and becomes just as willing to burn down the world as Ange. She's much kinder, more leader-like, and more willing to show who she really is to people, while still being the same Fiery Redhead that drew Chris, Rosalie, and even Ange to her.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Turns into this for Ange, questioning whether she slept with Tusk while in the middle of groping her in the shower. She then asks Tusk personally about this (by climbing on top of him wearing nothing but her pink underwear, and offering to take his first time.) Also has a funny moment pooh-poohing Ange's inadvertently naked reunion moment with Tusk behind their backs in the final episode.
  • Crotch-Grab Sex Check: Does this towards Tusk at the end of "Dark Angel of Destruction".
  • Cry Cute: When she confesses her love to Ange, she starts tearing up, convinced that Ange will never love her back, and even that she'll never be as close a friend to her as Sala. She chides herself for worrying about romance when the world is about to end. But then Ange kisses her anyway, says the world should end if it doesn't want them together, and confesses she needs Hilda just as much as Hilda needs her. The tears, once of sorrow, turn into sheer joy as she happily embraces Ange.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After being sent back to Arzenal following her failed reunion, she gets suspended along with Ange. She's lost everything; her Arzenal riches, her hopes of coming back home, and her friends, who she doesn't try explaining herself to. Ange, her cellmate, saves her from the brink with her idea to change the current world order.
  • Disappeared Dad: It's never revealed what happened to her father although it is possible he abandoned her and her mother when she was born a Norma.
    • For that matter, the father of her little sister her mother bore to replace her is never mentioned either.
  • Does Not Like Men: She was initially antagonistic towards Tusk as a result of the trauma she's endured at the hands of Mana-users (all of whom were men) as well as seeing him as a rival for Ange's affections. She also clashes with the various male characters of Super Robot Wars V when the Cross Ange cast crosses paths with the rest of the roster—possibly as a reaction to Chris and Rosalie falling head-over-heels for Athrun. In both titles, she eventually mellows out enough that she can work with them.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Maybe not on as direct a basis as Ange, but after getting forcibly taken away from her mother as a child, being turned away when she manages to get back home, and getting beaten by cops, it definitely counts when she gladly agrees to Jill's plan of resistance in "Arzenal Burns" and shoots up some Mana doomtroopers.
  • Easily Forgiven: Averted. Ange enumerates the number of reasons why she wouldn't trust Hilda as she is just about to ditch her. It is only after she persists in getting on the ship and reveals to Ange that she wants to go back to her mom that Ange helps her from falling off the ship.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Twice in the final episode of Cross Ange. First, she gets Chris's Ragna-mail and then she activates its Michael-mode.
  • Empathic Weapon: She uses the fact that Ragna-mails are this to regain control of her Ragna-mail.
  • Establishing Character Moment: After securing her position as the squad's new Alpha Bitch, Hilda privately mourns Zola and then heads to the launch bay to sabotage Villkiss in retribution for Ange's role in her Captain's death. The scene hints at the Hidden Depths of Hilda's character despite her harsh exterior.
  • Everyone Can See It: Rosalie repeatedly mentions how often Hilda's been thinking about Ange and waiting for Ange to return after her capture by Embryo. Hilda is a little flustered and annoyed, but doesn't offer much resistance, and eventually does come to admit she loves Ange after all.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her skirt is asymmetric.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Ange when they escape in "Bikini Escape". She's the first person Ange reaches out to in her wish to destroy the world.
  • Foil: To Vivian. She started out as Ange's bully, while Vivian was the first to befriend her. Both were separated from their mothers from a young age. Her mother disowned her and had a replacement Hilda, Vivian's mother missed her and was happy to meet her again.
  • Freudian Excuse: She was taken away from her mother and sent to Arzenal eleven years ago, and had been plotting to escape for years, which partly involved getting in Zola's inner circle, even if it meant doing nasty things.
  • Gayngst: Very mild, but when she confesses her feelings to Ange, she says she knows it's weird because both of them are women, before Ange kisses her to reassure her that she doesn't think so. It's a little odd, as Hilda seems perfectly comfortable with her sexuality both before and after she mentions this, although her relationships before were only superficial (or so she claimed), whereas her feelings for Ange at this point were genuine.
  • Giant Robot Hands Save Lives: How she saves both Chris and Rosalie from falling.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She had them since childhood. They are hinting her aspiration to return to her lost home.
  • Had to Be Sharp: Hardened herself in order to survive Arzenal.
  • Harem Seeker: Claims Zola's other slaves after the Captain dies. Inverted by the finale, when she becomes part of Triang Relation with Ange as the primary.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: She still longs for Zola but knows she won't be coming back and tries to avenge her. Subverted as of "Bikini Escape". Hilda reveals that she let herself become Zola's plaything because she would do anything to escape. She did admit however that she did love Zola before tossing Zola's cybernetic eye.
  • Hidden Depths: Is hinted to have a secret domestic side in the Cross Ange PS vita game where one of the potential storylines involves the Original Generation character Naomi entering into a relationship with Hilda, the ending of which shows Hilda happily cooking a meal for them in the same dress she wore in episode 9
  • Hotblooded: Incredibly spunky and temperamental.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After Zola died, Hilda almost immediately started adopting some of her old captain's personality, and even bought all of her old stuff (including - with full consent - Chris and Rosalie). It almost seemed like she was actively trying to be a Replacement Goldfish for someone she may have loved. But it turns out, no, she didn't love Zola at all, and was never truly as cruel as she made everyone think. Ange doesn't forgive her at all, and even tries to leave her behind when they attempt an escape, but changes her mind after Hilda reveals her goal was to reunite with a member of her family, much like Ange was doing to her sister. From there, the Jerkass finally goes away for good, and Hilda becomes a very close and trusted friend (and more) to Ange. This even extends to her saying she never cared about Chris and Rosalie; she did, despite everything, and would later risk her life to save them when they were in trouble.
  • Ironic Echo: Her ordeal in "Traitorous Homeland" has a couple: First, her mother having moved on with another child after losing her echoes what Ange told the young mother in "The Fallen Imperial Princess". The next happens moments later after getting caught and beaten by cops when she wonders if Ange found her sister, a direct echo to Ange wondering in the beginning of the episode if Hilda found her mother. Bonus downer points for also coming moments after Ange's own quest ending in betrayal.
  • It's Personal: After her reunion attempt with her mother ends in both rejection and capture on top of everything else she's had to put up with, she really has a bone to pick with mana society.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While she's a jerk about it, a lot of the reasons why she is one to Ange makes a lot of sense. Ange did inadvertently kill off three people from a DRAGON attack, she also points out to Momoka that while she's accusing everyone that all Norma are below her, her beloved Angelise is one, and Ange treating Momoka like dirt despite the fact that Momoka only had the best of intentions to see Ange again.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Jill initiates Libertas in "Arzenal Burns", she's among the first in line. After being dispatched to Arzenal and later being turned on by her own mother, she's definitely ready to fight back.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She hates Ange, possibly for reminding her of how she herself used to be while at Arzenal, and spends just about every waking moment trying to torment her, even sabotaging her vehicle before a fight. But then it's revealed she was mostly acting the part so she could survive, and her only wish is to escape so she can finally reunite with her mother. After that ended in heartbreak and being returned to Arzenal, she becomes one of Ange's strongest allies.
  • Misery Poker: They had already achieved mutual respect and understanding after their escape from Arzenal, but their attempts to reunite with their families fail, they're captured and thrown in prison. They only really start bonding once they start comparing their suffering to each other, but unlike most examples, it wasn't quite a competition; more a way to vent their frustrations and reach a greater level of empathy with one another.
  • Motive Rant: A rare anti-heroic example. In episode 7's climax, Hilda admits she resented being Zola's plaything, forced herself to befriend two people she couldn't stand, and did everything she could to survive, even if it meant screwing over Ange since Ange had a habit of kill stealing (and thus money-draining) from the rest of the squad. She caps it off by declaring she will see her mom again, and it's enough to convince Ange to rescue her from falling off their ship.
  • Lingerie Scene: After Ange found out who is the one behind Villkiss's sabotage, Hilda is shown wearing pink underwear. Has another one in the Aurora when she offers to let Tusk have sex with her in exchange for his help in rescuing Ange.
  • Not So Above It All: She claims to not care at all for Chris and Rosalie, first to Ange then to their faces, but her small look of sorrow after the duo leave her in a cell suggests she's not really telling the whole truth. It's later made clear, despite her intentions and initial feelings, she did care for Chris and Rosalie, and reconciles with them both by the end of the series.
  • Not So Different: Ersha notes that Ange behaves a lot like Hilda did when she first arrived at Arzenal. "Bikini Escape" adds to the similarity, with Hilda wanting to escape and go back to her mother just like Ange wanted to escape and rescue her little sister. They bond after failing and getting sent back, with Hilda developing a crush on her.
  • Official Couple: With Ange by "Distorted World". The reason this isn't listed under Polyamory is because she's not happy Ange is so affectionate with Tusk and it turns into a minor Running Gag, even though she does show some mild interest in Tusk despite herself, and Ange reassures her (with both the kiss and other showings of affection) that she doesn't play favorites with the people she loves.
  • Parental Abandonment: An interesting example: her mom was heartbroken after initially losing her, but told her to leave after she returned, since she had moved on with another child.
  • Police Brutality: Victim of this when she got captured as a child. She becomes a victim of another one after her failed reunion with her mother.
  • Pragmatic Hero: A lighter shade of the Tarantino protagonist with a vendetta, she has a serious bone to pick with the World of Mana following her life at Arzenal and her mom rejecting her. While Ange has become a little more idealistic, Hilda remains as no-nonsense as ever, not hesitating to engage her former friend Chris in battle. At the same time, she will protect her comrades and stay true to the cause with all her heart.
  • Quit Your Whining: In "Eve of Destruction", she gives one and a Shut Up, Hannibal! to Chris when the latter goes Ax-Crazy on the DRAGONs.
    Hilda: Enough with the bitching and whining, geez! You got your point across, you morbid little freak!
  • Rank Up: In the second half of "God's Soul-Searching", Jill promotes Hilda to the rank of Commander.
  • Rape as Backstory: Of the Questionable Consent variety, having gone along with Zola's assaults pretty much just to survive life in Arzenal.
  • Red Oni: The Red to Ange's Blue.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Her younger sister is this to Hilda's mother after losing Hilda. She has the same name as Hilda.
  • Short-Lived Leadership: Her time as leader of the Norma lasts long as it takes for Ange to escape Embryo's grasp and reunite with her friends at the Aurora. Then, after Ange shows up alive and well, Hilda willingly relinquishes command to her.
  • Skinship Grope: When they're in the shower, Hilda playfully gropes Ange and teases her a bit about the weight she's gained in her chest. She complains about how Ange didn't bother to contact them when she was with Sala in the dragon world, admits she was worried sick about her, and disapproves of how she brought a boy with her, all the while running her hands over Ange's stomach and pinching her hip. When Ange insists she didn't have sex with Tusk, Ange welcomes her back with a small kiss on her shoulder, surprising Ange who, for her part, spends whole the scene looking both dumbfounded and flattered.
  • Skyward Scream: Lets out a painful one after her mother pushes her out of her life.
  • The Starscream: A subverted example. Hilda becomes vice captain after Zola's death and frequently challenges Salia's authority though it's more to get under her skin than any real ambition. Then, in "God's Soul-Searching," she mutinies against an increasingly unstable Jill who appoints her to command after she steps down.
  • The Stool Pigeon: By the time of "God's Soul Searching", Hilda is the one who tells Tusk that it's no longer safe to trust Jill anymore thanks to her Sanity Slippage.
  • Taking the Bullet: Takes one shielding Chris. Thankfully she only gets grazed in the shoulder.
  • Tearful Smile: As she lies down on the ground in the rain after getting beaten by the cops yet again, wondering if Ange and Sylvia had reunited.
  • Try Not to Die: This is what she says to Ange after they part ways at the end of "Bikini Escape" when she's going back to her hometown at Enderant Union while Ange and Momoka are going to the former Misurugi empire.
  • Tsundere: Starts off incredibly harsh towards Ange until they complete their escape. Also shows her soft side when hoping to reunite with her mother back in Enderant Union.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As a little girl, Hilda loved nothing more than climbing the apple tree in her back yard and her mom's homemade apple pie.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite her involvement in Ange's early series hazing, and Ange herself trying to screw Hilda over from their escape attempt, they eventually become very close, despite occasional (though good natured) sniping. Rosalie suggests Hilda wants to be much more than friends with Ange, which Hilda herself admits to Ange directly in the first half of "Distorted World". Ange, to her surprise and delight, reciprocates.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's one of the best pilots on the team. Being stuck in a standard (if upgraded) Para-mail doesn't stop her from staving off blows from Chris in a Ragna-mail.
  • You Are in Command Now:
    • She's appointed temporary commander of First Troop in "The Right Arm's Past", while Salia's in the lockup for disobeying orders from command, because she's the only remaining Para-mail pilot with command experience.
    • She ends up as leader of the Norma after Jill willingly steps down in "God's Soul-Searching".

    Vivian 

Vivian

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)
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The youngest pilot of the squad and an extremely cheerful girl, Vivian is one of the first pilots that Ange befriends in the series. Pilot of the AW-GSX232 Razor. However, there's more to it than what she appears to be.
  • Ace Pilot: The young ace with extraordinary displays of technique in battle. Acknowledged in "Conclusive Ocean" much to Rosalie's shock. Also noted out of universe to be the best pilot of the squad.
  • Battle Boomerang: One of her weapons she bought from Arzenal is a boomerang.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gets one in "Dark Angel of Destruction" where Villkiss is captured by Salia, Ersha, and Chris' Ragna-mails. Coming out of nowhere, she blows up one of the cables to free Ange by free-falling towards it.
  • Black Comedy: Her first line in the series is finding out amongst the three recruits, who's going to die first.
  • Catchphrase: She asks questions beginning with a word relating to a "pop quiz" or "quiz".
  • Chronically Killed Actor: This is frequently lampshaded by Kuwashima and fans and Vivian has had so many brushes with death that it's becoming a Running Gag. Subverted since she survived to the shock of many fans.
  • Cute Little Fang: Vivian sports one of these, adding to her mischievous demeanor.
  • Determinator: Not even being under the influence of a gravity field will stop her from killing dragons to protect her teammates.
  • Diary: Which also includes her wishlists including weapons to customize her Para-mailnote , and a bag of potato chips.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: As a DRAGON.
  • Ensign Newbie: Appointed as one of Hilda's lieutenants in "The Right Arm's Past", despite being the youngest member of the team.
  • Foreshadowing: Before her One-Winged Angel reveal, Vivian could feel that there was something wrong with the situation by smelling and the fact that she feels all tingly when the crew encounters the "virgin DRAGON" in "Salia's Gloom". At the end of "Dragon Song", during Jill and Maggy's discussion about Arzenal's plant was destroyed, Vivian's face is up close hinting something about her. There's also the fact that Vivian thinks that Ange's song is beautiful in a different way. The only ones who have the same reaction as her are the DRAGONs in "Dragon Song".
  • Friendship Trinket: She gives one to Ange though Ange at first refused to accept it; she however receives it gratefully in the end.
  • Genki Girl: One of the most cheerful characters of the show.
  • Giant Robot Hands Save Lives: She makes the diving save to catch Tusk's hoverboard when Chris nicks it with the wire spear.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Something she didn't know until she stopped having her lollipop and found out she's actually a DRAGON named Mii.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Evidently needs inhibitors to prevent her from transforming into a dragon. And now that the plant's been destroyed...
  • Nice Girl: While many of her teammates are either ruthless, cold, and antiheroic. Vivian is consistently one of the nicest and friendliest girls in her team.
  • Noodle Incident: She somehow crossed over to the Mana Earth while still essentially a hatchling and was somehow discovered and captured by Arzenal who, rather than kill her, decide to let raise her as if she was a Norma. And they somehow discovered that lollipops (of all things) are able to suppress any involuntary transformation into her DRAGON form. Jill, Maggie, and Jasmine never bother to explain in detail about what happened.
  • Older Than They Look: She's fifteen years old but looks like Coco or Miranda's age.
  • One-Winged Angel: A heroic example. She can transform into a dragon called Mii. However, when she returns to her homeworld, she gets an injection and is no longer able to transform into a dragon.
  • Oral Fixation: Never seen without a lollipop in her mouth. At first. After returning from the other world, and the injection she received there, it's mentioned offhandedly that she doesn't need the lollipops to maintain her human form anymore, solving the mystery.
  • The Reveal: By the time of "The Right Arm's Past", she is revealed to be a dragon all along.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red oni to Salia's blue who is also her roommate.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Of The Pollyanna-variant.
  • Spider-Sense: Before the "virgin DRAGON" unleashed its Gravity Sucks move, she sensed that there was something wrong with it and that her hair was tingling.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: "The Right Arm's Past" reveals that she is a DRAGON.
  • Taking the Bullet: The preview for "The Tuner of Time" reveals that she takes a hit for Tusk. Whether she survives or not is a different story.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The shortest and youngest pilot of the squadron.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: It turns out that she is Mii, a DRAGON from their world. Vivian is understandably shocked to realize this.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about the second half of the series without revealing the fact that she's Mii.
  • Wham Line: How she discovers that she is a DRAGON all along during the finale of "Her Right Arm's Past".
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Her Arzenal uniform is this.
  • The Worf Effect: She has had her Para-mail taken out of commission on at least one occasion. Justified, as it's a Glass Cannon.

    Ersha 

Ersha

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Christina Kelly (English)
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The eldest member of the Salia squad and is also a chef of Arzenal. Pilot of the AW-ZZR520 Hauser Ersha Custom.
  • Berserk Button: Don't criticize her taste in underwear or she will punch you. Rosalie and Chris found out the hard way.
  • Bridge Bunny: She gets demoted to this role when she comes back to the Aurora.
  • Cool Big Sis: Plays this role with the crew.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When she's on Embryo's side, she acts as calmly when antagonistic towards Ange and her comrades.
  • Driven to Villainy: The destruction of Arzenal and her seeking Embryo to resurrect the Norma children drive her to become one of the Diamond Rose Knights.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She sides with Embryo, but it doesn't last long.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Works as a chef in the mess hall in addition to her piloting duties.
  • Gag Boobs: Is the bustiest member of the squad, much to Salia's annoyance.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After the kids die a second time and Embryo refuses to revive them as he does not want them in the new world, plus giving her an invisible Neck Lift, she defects with the Ragna-mail that she pilots.
  • Heel Realization: In "Necessary", when she realizes that Embryo had been manipulating her since the second she met him and couldn't have cared less about the children she betrayed her comrades for, she calls herself "an empty shell and a pushover."
  • Mama Bear: She is very protective of the young Norma children. Ersha makes this clear in no uncertain terms she will maul Ange if she threatens the peace and safety Embryo can provide for them. When it becomes clear that Embryo used them to manipulate her, she turns on him.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: From her Hauser to the EM-CBX003 Reijia given to her by Embryo. Then subverted when she returns to her Hauser as Jill takes the Reijia to assist Ange and Co.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Ersha defects with her Ragna-mail the moment Embryo screws her over.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After seeing Embryo's true colors, she realizes that he used the children to manipulate her and is ashamed of having betrayed the others.
  • Opt Out: She ditches Embryo after seeing his true nature and rejoins her friends at the Aurora.
  • Psychic Strangle: Embryo chokes her in this manner by the second half of "Necessary".
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The best example in Embryo's Diamond Rose Knights. At least until her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Shares the role of The Chick with Chris in the squad.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She decides to bail from the Diamond Rose Knights upon realizing Embryo's true colors.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Her Para-mail is equipped with two.
  • Team Chef: Noted to be one of the cooks of Arzenal.
  • Team Mom: Tries to be the peacemaker of the crew.

    Rosalie 

Rosalie

Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Japanese), Margaret Lewis (English)
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One of Zola's former lovers before she died, she wants to avenge the death of her beloved captain by attempting to kill Ange. Pilot of AW-CBR115 Glaive Rosalie Custom.

  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Gives a major one to Chris in "Eve of Destruction", while doing a Cooldown Hug in freefall.
  • Beauty Mark: A small one is located under her left eye.
  • Berserker Tears: When Chris is shot in the head in "Arzenal Burns" during takeoff, she completely loses it.
  • Beta Bitch: She has always had this kind of dynamic regardless of who she's following, though she's become progressively less malicious.
  • Big Sister Instinct: When the Embryo-influenced Chris kills Marika, Rosalie loses it and attacks Chris.
  • The Bully: Along with Hilda and Chris, she attempts to bully Ange, but her attempts backfire big time.
  • But Not Too Bi: She and Chris are an Official Couple but in Super Robot Wars V, they both become obsessed with Athrun. Since he's a Chick Magnet, this comes as no surprise to anyone.
  • Butt-Monkey: Her efforts to bully Ange in "Lonely Mutiny" result in her uniform getting damaged by Ange, beaten up by another Norma in the canteen, having a Potty Emergency when Ange makes her swallow her own laxative spiked water, and Ersha beating the crap out of her and Chris in the shower.
  • Buxom Is Better: She has the second largest bust after Ersha as well as the largest relative to body size.
  • Cleavage Window: Wears her standard uniform top open.
  • Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Chris (in freefall!) after the latter has gone off the deep end following Embryo's betrayal.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Isn't amused that the three girls she trained prefer to praise Vivian more than her.
  • Greed: Always tries to earn or win as much money as possible, regardless if it means more work and greater risk to her life.
  • Growling Gut: Falls victim to this after being on the receiving end of a Laxative Prank, where a loud, ominous gurgle from her guts sends her running to the restroom.
  • Laxative Prank: Attempts this on Ange in "Lonely Mutiny" as payback for Zola's death.
  • Love Epiphany: Rosalie realizes that she is in love with Chris after Chris goes over to Embryo's side. She tells Hilda that she had always felt that Chris needed her, but seeing her as a scarily effective fighter for Embryo made her realize that she was actually dependent on Chris, not the other way around.
  • Potty Emergency: After being forced to drink the laxative water she prepared for Ange, she immediately rushes towards the bathroom.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She goes into one after Chris is shot and apparently killed in "Arzenal Burns". "God's Soul-Searching" ironically sees her trying to do this against Chris herself for killing one of the new recruits under her wing; however, Vivian stops her before she does it.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Mounted onto her Para-mail.
  • Sergeant Rock: According to her, she did this to the new recruits so they can survive. They are noted to have helped save them from the Diamond Rose Knights and their Ragna-mail while Ange was in the True Earth. She's absolutely crushed when her best friend turned enemy Chris kills one of those recruits, Marika, and swears to avenge the latter.
  • Sex for Solace: It seems like this is what she was proposing to Hilda after Ange is captured by Embryo, and they have another run in with post-Face–Heel Turn Chris. Rosalie comes on to Hilda, since it's "been a while" for both of them, but when Hilda turns her down, she recognizes that it's because Hilda is in love with Ange, at which point she tearfully admits her feelings for Chris.
  • Taking You with Me: She attempts to do take Chris down with her at the end of "Eve of Destruction", but it doesn't work out as Hilda is able to rescue them.
  • Those Two Guys: Female example, has this dynamic with Chris. She's very devastated when Chris sides with Embryo and no longer considers Chris her friend especially after shooting at her and killing one of her new comrades.
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    Chris 

Chris

Voiced by: Yui Ogura (Japanese), Caitlynn French (English)
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Chris is one of Zola's former lovers before she died. She wants to avenge the death of her beloved captain by attempting to kill Ange. Pilot of the AW-ZZR520 Hauser Chris Custom.
  • Ax-Crazy: Chris goes absolutely nuts shooting with her Ragna-mail when Embryo ditches her towards the end of the series. She gets better.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: She is a shy, fearful girl who did only join the para-mail riders for Rosalie's sake, but near-death and deception turn her into Embryo's most vicious Ragna-mail rider. After being abandoned by Embryo, she finally snaps.
  • Berserker Tears: Once Embryo turns on her, she bursts into tears and screams for everyone to die.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Killed by stray fire. If Embryo wasn't there, she'd be long dead.
  • Braids of Action: Downplayed. She is the least action-focused member of a team of Action Girls and is protected by others, usually Rosalie. Played straight after she joins Embryo.
  • The Brute: Becomes the most violent and aggressive of the Diamond Rose Knights.
  • But Not Too Bi: In Super Robot Wars V, she and Rosalie have absolute crushes on Athrun. Not that it's any surprise to anyone.
  • The Chick: Shares this role with Ersha in the squad.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Felt herself excluded by her friends in her youth. So she decides to side with their worst enemy and fight them to the death and kill everybody they care about. Hilda and Rosalie had no idea that she felt that way, mind you.
  • Driven to Villainy: Embryo, on top of saving her life, had fed her issues of resentment and fear of abandonment regarding Hilda and Rosalie, making her hate and desire to kill them, and gave her the attention she desired for so long. All of this, combined with the Ragna-mail he grants her to help destroy the people she felt abandoned her, earns him her allegiance.
  • Emo Teen: Hilda calls her a "morbid little freak" in "Eve of Destruction" when she goes on a brutal rampage.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She sides with Embryo after Arzenal is attacked. It doesn't last long, however.
  • Fallen Hero: She was a beloved soldier in Arzenal before Embryo made her one of the Diamond Rose Knights, along with Salia and Ersha. She gets better by the final episodes of the series.
  • Freak Out: After Embryo abandons her in "Eve of Destruction", she starts going all-out on any DRAGON near her out of fear of dying.
  • Gamer Chick: Clips of her during her time as one of Embryo's knights portray her as this.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Once Embryo abandons her, she goes insane to the point that she attempts to kill everyone in sight.
  • Hates Being Alone: Chris is very emotionally dependent on others, being a little more than a Yes-Man when she was a part of Zola's and Hilda's posse. Her desperation for companionship really starts to creep through after her and Rosalie's fallout with Hilda and when she sides with Embryo.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being abandoned by Embryo, Rosalie telling her that she loves her and can't live without her, and Hilda saving her from crashing into the ground—all after Chris had just tried to kill both of them—finally convinces her just how badly she screwed up.
  • Hero Killer: Granted she was a very minor character, but she gets the honor of killing the first named Norma pilot, Marika, in almost 20 episodes.
  • Hidden Depths: Underneath that shy exterior is a jealous and envious woman who's trying to make ends meet despite getting the short end of the stick.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Chalk it up to ignorance, but she believes Embryo risked his life to save her. Yes, the same Embryo that can be multiple places at once and can't die.
  • I Owe You My Life: Sides with Embryo after being saved from certain death.
  • Ironic Echo: In "The Survivors", she throws Ange's Pre-Asskicking One-Liner in Hilda's face.
  • Irony: Her fear of death, which nearly comes true in "Arzenal Burns". And later in "The Survivors", she kills Marika, who had a similar fear of death. Compounding the irony further, Rosalie flipped out on both occasions, the former on behalf of Chris and the latter because of Chris.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: From her Hauser to the EM-CBX004 Teodora given to her by Embryo.
  • Mortality Phobia: Most evident when within moments from being crushed by the gravity field a new DRAGON deployed, and especially during the Arzenal massacre.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After being brought back to the side of good by Rosalie.
  • Never My Fault: Under Embryo's influence, Chris doesn't acknowledge that it's her own actions that caused Marika's death; she deemed her too subservient to Hilda and Rosalie. She later regrets this after Rosalie brings her back just in time for "Beyond Time".
  • Nightmare Face: She makes one shortly after Embryo abandons her.
  • Oh, Crap!: She understandably freezes in shock when Embryo abandons her before going on a murderous rampage.
  • Only Mostly Dead: She'd be dead, but Embryo completely heals her right before it happens.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her left eye is usually covered by her hair.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: After their falling out with Hilda, Chris and Rosalie sleep together, during which Chris begs Rosalie not to abandon her as well. This informs her later Heroic BSoD and subsequent Face–Heel Turn when she thought Rosalie (and Hilda, to some extent) left her for dead. She's pulled out of it and returns to their side following Rosalie's Anguished Declaration of Love, where she says she can't live without her.
  • The Quiet One: Between her, Hilda, and Rosalie, she's the quiet one of the three.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Her hair colour and shape is almost identical to Rei Ayanami, she's The Quiet One. She also at first has Undying Loyalty to Embryo the main antagonist of the series and is friends with a Hot-Blooded red haired Tsundere.
  • The Resenter: This is what she tells both Hilda and Rosalie on why she's sided with Embryo was because she's always left out between the three of them.
  • Sanity Slippage: Her involvement with Embryo takes a toll on her well-being. So towards the end of the series, Embryo abandons her, causing Chris to finally go berserk and fire away at everything. After she is rescued by Rosalie, Chris regains enough of her sanity to realize what she's done.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Mounted onto her Para-mail.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's noted to be shy and reserved. Deconstructed when it turns out that she has a lot of issues that she can't spit out for fear of retaliation until she goes to Embryo where she finally gets it off her chest.
  • Spiteful Spit: Spits on Hilda's face as a sign that she no longer has any love for Hilda. Didn't help the fact that Hilda has claimed that she used them as nothing more than pawns.
  • Those Two Girls: Female example, has this dynamic with Rosalie.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: In "The Survivors", she kills Marika after she interfered by throwing the sword of her Ragna-mail at her.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She's not the strongest one on the team, but her post-Face–Heel Turn upgrade to Ragna-mail instantaneously turns her into a major threat against her former squadmates. The comparatively underequipped but more skilled Hilda still manages to go blow for blow when they fight in "The Survivors".
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Embryo. She didn't realize Embryo's true colors until he screws her and the Diamond Rose Knights over and completely snaps at the revelation.
  • We Used to Be Friends: This is her reaction to Hilda when Hilda confesses to them in "Goodbye From the Gallows" that she just used them. After she joins Embryo, she thinks Hilda and Rosalie abandoned her, though to be fair, they saw her get shot in the head, her rider crashing and exploding on the runway (if not for Embryo's instant healing, she would have died), and went on a subsequent Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Chris often wears very short shorts with her uniforms.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Rosalie is sad over resigning herself to trying to kill her for the murder of Marika, as she knows how Embryo corrupted Chris after their failure to save her first. Chris's pathos is most evident in "Eve of Destruction" when Embryo abandons her in the middle of a dragon fleet, when the ominous sight of one of them ready to kill her causes her to snap and begin firing away at everything, as she feels completely abandoned. Luckily, she is saved by both Hilda and Rosalie.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light blue in her case.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In the final episodes of Cross Ange, Embryo abandons her along with the rest of the Diamond Rose Knights, and Chris absolutely loses it.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has a few of them on her face, but not exactly accentuated due to her Peek-a-Bangs. Gets a bit more exposure after ditching the hairstyle as one of Embryo's knights.

    Zola 

Zola Axberg

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese), Shelley Calene-Black (English)
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Zola is the captain of the First Troop at Arzenal and pilots the AW-FZR304. She dies in "Villkiss Awakens" during Ange's disastrous first employment due to the latter's interference.
  • Anything That Moves: She had her own harem.
  • Attempted Rape: Approaches Ange very forcibly, despite Ange making it perfectly clear that she doesn't want it.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She is the captain of Arzenal's First Group who can kick major ass.
  • Boobs of Steel: Tied with Ersha for the largest bust in the First Troop.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Hedonistic to ridiculous degrees, but extremely capable as a captain (so we're told).
  • The Dead Have Names: Reassigned her full name upon her death, prominently displayed on her tombstone.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: She's unceremoniously killed during Ange's failed first deployment.
  • Due to the Dead: Hilda throws her artificial eye into the water and Zola's given a proper burial on Arzenal.
  • Electronic Eyes: One of her eyes is artificial.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first speaking appearance has her spying on Ange through a pair of binoculars and commenting how she can't wait to have her way with her, all while groping Hilda's breast through the latter's open shirt.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite her hypersexuality, she doesn't make any moves on either Vivian or the two rookies, inferring even Zola has rules about who is off limits.
  • Informed Ability: Her reputation as a "good commander", which is told to us after the fact by Jasmine. All she's shown doing is attempting to rape Ange and then throwing her in the deep end with barely any training. Reality Ensues when Ange panics and attempts to Security Cling Zola's mecha with her own mid-fight, getting them both swatted out of the air by the DRAGON Zola is fighting. Zola dies in the resulting crash.
  • Informed Flaw: Jasmine knows that Zola is impulsive. Unfortunately, it's also her Fatal Flaw.
  • Killed Offscreen: In the PS Vita game, only the wreckage of her para-mail is shown.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Had she focused more on teaching Ange to fight DRAGONs than trying to get into Ange's pants (consent be damned), chances are Ange would have had a better showing and Zola might have lived through it.
  • Mauve Shirt: Zola dies exactly one episode after being introduced, and serves as the basis of the motivation of her posse's grudge against Ange.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: She did lecture Ange one time and was a good mentor for the other girls in her squad. Unfortunately for her, she dies after Ange's failed first deployment.
  • A Mother to Her Men: She cared deeply about her subordinates.
  • Prison Rape: Alluded to at the very least with her.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Subverted. She was the then-captain of the First Troop and wore a purple rider suit, but ends up dying in the third episode.
  • Sacrificial Lion: One of the best captains of Arzenal (and may know a thing or two about Libertas) but bites the dust very early in the series.
  • Sergeant Rock: She mobs new recruits in order to prepare them for the harshness of life in Arzenal.
  • Serial Rapist: It's very strongly implied in the second episode, even before her assault on Ange, that she made a habit of taking sexual advantage of her subordinates. Later confirmed when Hilda tells Ange that she basically went along to get along.
  • Statuesque Stunner: The Wiki for the series lists her height as being 175 cm, or roughly 5 foot 10.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Zola's impatience ends up doing her and her squad in.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: We only got to see her character for two and a half episodes before she bit the dust.

    Coco 

Coco Reeve

Voiced by: Ayumi Tsuji (Japanese), Shanae'a Moore (English)
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Coco Reeve is one of Ange's fellow recruits in Zola's squad.
  • Child Soldiers: Deploys into battle for the first and last time at the age of twelve. Definitely tragic.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death Think they wouldn't immediately kill the greenest character on the squad? Think again.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: She was killed by sheer bad luck when the portal opened right on top of her.
  • Due to the Dead: Buried along with Zola and Miranda on Arzenal.
  • Nice Girl: Out of all the recruits at Arzenal, Coco is one of the nicest girls you would ever want to meet.
  • Precocious Crush: Is only twelve, but she's seriously infatuated with Ange.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She's one of the few people who tries to be nice to Ange early on. Then she's abruptly killed off in the same episode when a DRAGON portal opens directly above of her Paramail.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced and killed in the same episode.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Views Ange as a fairy tale princess come to life and believes Misurugi to be a magical kingdom upon hearing Ange's description of it.

    Miranda 

Miranda Campbell

Voiced by: Minori Chihara (Japanese), Karlii Hoch (English)
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The other one of Ange's fellow recruits in Zola's squad.
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