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    Jill 

Alektra Maria "Jill" von Loewenherz

Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Brenda Valdivia (English)
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A former princess, Jill was eventually discovered to be a Norma. Having been sent to Arzenal, she became the Commander in Chief who created her Libertas operation to liberate the Norma from discrimination and kill Embryo. Then, Embryo pulled a Mind Rape on her and killed her allies. The guilt-ridden Jill spent several years trying to exact revenge on Embryo.


  • 10-Minute Retirement: She doesn't get to do anything after she willingly steps down as commander until Ange snaps her out of her Heroic BSoD and announces Last Libertas.
  • All for Nothing: Her long years of wanting to exact revenge on Embryo eventually end up being this, as Embryo kills her before she can stop his plans and avenge her fallen comrades.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: "Eve of Destruction" reveals that she had fallen in love with István, Tusk's father. Unfortunately, he was Happily Married to Tusk's mother, Vanessa. Embryo would later manipulate these feelings to make her betray Libertus and subsequently rape her.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has long, black hair and is a stoic, composed commander.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Jill lost her right fore-arm during her first Libertas.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Not her, but she quotes a line similar to this trope that reveals that DRAGONs were humans all along.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: She browbeats Ange into going along with her proposed plan to exact revenge on Embryo in exchange for Momoka's life. It doesn't work.
  • Anti-Hero: She's willing to do whatever it takes to kill Embryo, even using the DRAGONs as a potential sacrifice, but her goals in freeing the Norma comes second to her Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Given her Dark and Troubled Past with Embryo, this is understandable.
  • Arm Cannon: Her right arm includes a freeze bullet laun.
  • Artificial Limbs: In the first Libertas, she lost her arm after Embryo did a Mind Rape on her. Maggy fashioned her with a new cybernetic arm.
  • The Atoner: She becomes one towards the end of the series when she feels regretful on how she spurned Salia.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She is the commander of Arzenal and is able to whoop her own subordinates' asses if they ever disobey her.
  • Badass in Charge: She's the leader of Arzenal and can kick ass when she needs to.
  • Bad Boss:
    • Who in their right mind would admit to their adversaries' face to being a Manipulative Bitch as well as a Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist who willing to dispose of her own followers (especially when said adversaries are perfectly willing to sit down and talk things over in a rational manner)?
    • Worse, who in their right mind thinks the correct response to a reasonable request is to summon the officer in charge of training, and permit said officer to engage in outright Prison Rape on the person making said request?
  • Big Damn Heroes: During the finale of "Distorted World", Jill rescues Mei from falling debris, and pilots Ersha's Ragna-mail, saving the Aurora and pulls off a Leave Him to Me at Ange and will take care of Salia.
  • Big Good: A very nasty one but she's still the primary opponent of Embryo and his ambitions.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Jill yells "Shut your mouth!" to Ange before the latter defeats her during the finale of "Conclusive Ocean".
  • Blinded by Rage: In "Conclusive Ocean" after Ange tells her off as they begin their skirmish, Jill becomes so enraged she rushes at Ange like a bull, allowing for an opening following Ange's dodge, allowing for the latter to knock her down.
  • Break the Haughty: The chinks finally start showing when, after failing in an attempt to force Ange's hand by holding Momoka hostage, Ange counters an assault from her, leading to Jasmine, who has been in disapproval of her latest methods, to lock her up. In short order, the truth about her past with Embryo comes out, and she is forced to step down as commander, though by this point, having reacquainted to her guilt, she calmly accepts defeat.
  • Broken Ace: She was the Ace Pilot with Villkiss until she lost her arm, ring, squad, and her hope.
  • Broken Bird: Pretty par for the course for any major Arzenal character with a history. Had it perhaps worse than Ange on the whole. She too was a fallen princess when she was revealed to be a norma. Then she lost her squad, right fore-arm and her ring rendering her no longer able to use Villkiss. By the time of "God's Soul-Searching", she reveals that Embryo essentially subjected her to the same mind rape as Ange in the same episode, crushing her free will and becoming Embryo's "doll".
  • Broken Pedestal: She becomes one to Salia over the course of the series. She's clearly shocked when she learns from Jill that Villkiss can only be powered by Ange instead of her. Then, Jill abandons her, causing her to side with Embryo. In the end, Jill becomes a Rebuilt Pedestal when she realizes her mistakes, participates in the final battle, breaks Salia out of Embryo's spell and reconciles with her shortly before her death.
  • Character Death: She perishes from injuries sustained in her fight with Embryo at the beginning of "Beyond Time".
  • Contralto of Danger: Courtesy of Takako Honda in Japanese and Brenda Valdivia in English.
  • Control Freak: Jill gets annoyed when any of her underlings she deems important to her plans slips out of her control, particularly Ange. She eventually snaps out of it after admitting her responsibility for the failure of the first Libertas.
  • Cool Ship: The Aurora that was previously used by the ancient humans.
  • Corporal Punishment: She has no issues resorting to beating the crap out of her subordinates for disobeying orders, including Ange. When she tries to once again invoke this trope in "Conclusive Ocean", Ange turns it around on her and kicks her down.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • She ends up on the receiving end courtesy of Ange in "Conclusive Ocean".
    • During the Final Battle, she successfully curb-stomps some of Embryo's forces but she ends up on the receiving end again when Embryo kills her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was a former princess who was exposed as a Norma. Then, she led the Norma in her first Libertas. When Embryo brainwashed her after the latter lost her shot with Istvan, she killed all her comrades, lost her arm and the ability to pilot Villkiss and Libertas failed. After that, she decided to plot her revenge on Embryo using any means necessary.
  • Dark Secret: The fact that she was responsible for failing Libertas was kept a closely-guarded secret. However, by the time of "God's Soul-Searching", she publicly tells everyone on the Aurora about what happened to her and Embryo, which leads to her relinquishing her command to Hilda.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She went over one when her first Libertas failed, falling into complete despair to the point that she wants to do everything to achieve her Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Determinator: She is out to kill Embryo to avenge her fallen allies.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Her fate in the Grand Finale after she reconciles with Salia.
  • Disappointed in You: Said word for word to Salia at the end of "Distorted World".
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: After failing to get Ange to follow her plan because of how callous the latter found it, she is more upset about how she didn't realize that Ange isn't her Unwitting Pawn after all.
    Jill: I failed. It's my fault Ange didn't turn out to be more submissive.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Jill has a very unpleasant way of breaking in her troops befitting a prison colony, and also sees them as expendables.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Hilda and the norma's reaction when Jill revealed what Embryo did to her during her first Libertas.
  • Fallen Hero: She was once a respected squad leader, a former princess and skilled Villkiss pilot before Embryo's brainwashing and the first Libertas's failure caused her to become a Manipulative Bitch who would do anything to get her revenge on Embryo.
  • Fallen Princess: As "The Right Arm's Past" reveals, she was a princess until she was known to be a Norma.
  • Famous Last Words: "I'm happy we got to talk again..." Said just before she dies in Salia's arms as a act of reconciliation.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her resentment of Embryo for everything that he did to her in the first Libertas eventually leads to her death at his hands during the Last Libertas.
  • Foil: To Ange. In short, she's what Ange would have become without the support base of Tusk, Momoka, Sala, and Hilda. Both are fallen princesses who ended up with the unique ability via royal heirloom to operate Villkiss but Jill is a Manipulative Bitch who uses her subordinates as Unwitting Pawns. And while Ange decides to help free the Norma by cooperating with the DRAGONs and releasing Aura, Jill wants to use the DRAGONs and her former subordinates as cannon fodder in her plans to kill Embryo. And like Ange, she fell for Embryo's temptations, but where Ange becomes an idealistic and open leader and resists all of Embryo's temptations, Jill suffered a Mind Rape and wanted to avenge the deaths of her comrades at the hands of Embryo.
  • Four-Star Badass: She is a veteran mail rider, and the commander of Arzenal.
  • Freudian Excuse: She had been stripped of her royal status when found as a norma and shipped off to Arzenal at age 10, and her first attempt at Libertas ended in failure thanks to Embryo.
  • General Ripper: She becomes one as a Fallen Hero. Her tendency to use everyone as Unwitting Pawns comes to a head in "Conclusive Ocean" when she forces Ange to follow an operation that would use the dragons as decoys with no guarantee of success by holding Momoka hostage.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Jill is disgusted by the decadence of mana users, but also uses her subordinates as Unwitting Pawns.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She gives out a small smile just before she dies in the Grand Finale.
  • Graceful Loser: Not following a fight so much, but when she is forced to voluntarily step down as commander of Libertas. No longer keeping her guilt a secret, she gracefully accepts the decision and makes Hilda the new leader, trusting she won't make the same mistakes.
  • Handicapped Badass: She may have lost an arm, but still proves to be deadly in combat.
  • Have You Come to Gloat?: When Ange finally returns to Arzenal in "Distorted World" to inquire about Jill's past with Embryo, she asks if Ange has come to taunt her. Fortunately for Ange, she doesn't.
  • Heel Realization: After spurning Salia, getting kicked down by Ange and later stepping down as commander towards the end of the series, Jill begins to realize she’s in the wrong.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: In a desperate attempt to avenge her comrades' death at the hands of Embryo, she uses her subordinates as Unwitting Pawns to advance her plans to kill Embryo, to the point of using the Dragons as a decoy. It backfires when Ange kicks her after Jill attempts to force her into a mission that would involve killing the Dragons to help liberate the Norma and later when Hilda learns that Jill has lost her sanity thanks to Embryo. After being cornered by Hilda and her allies, she willingly relinquishes command to Hilda.
  • Hope Spot:
    • In her backstory, Jill became the first hope of Arzenal when she was able to use Villkiss thanks to her royal ring. Unfortunately, a series of horrific events in the failed first Libertas caused her to become a Fallen Hero.
    • Towards the end of the series, she decides to help her allies during Last Libertas and to avenge her comrades. Unfortunately, Embryo got her, too.
  • Hopeless Suitor: "Eve of Destruction" implies that she had an unrequited crush on Tusk's father Istvan on her youth.
  • Idiot Ball: Going out to face Embryo alone in "God's Soul-Searching" ends up causing Hilda and her subordinates to capture her and, eventually, Jasmine asking her to step down as commander.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In the second half of "The Tuner of Time", rather than take Ange's "The Reason You Suck" Speech from the preceding episode to heart, she's still furious that the latter disobeys her orders.
  • It's Personal: She wants to kill Embryo because he's responsible for inflicting a Mind Rape on her and causing the first Libertas's failure.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As much as Ange disagrees with her methods, Jill does remind her of one thing she can't deny during their duel: the degree to which she was betrayed by her former kingdom, and how much the normas have been kicked around.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After several episodes of not suffering any repercussions, Jill suffers a string of humiliations, starting with Ange kicking her down in "Conclusive Ocean" and later steps down as commander when her subordinates find out about what happened between her and Embryo.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: At the beginning of "Beyond Time", Jill can only tell Salia "I'm happy we got to talk again..." before she dies.
  • The Kirk: Out of the initial leading three of Libertas. In both position as The Captain, and definitely the Ego.
  • Knight Templar: Her reasoning to kill Embryo is very sound, but resorting to using her subordinates as tools and using the DRAGONs as a sacrifice has made her a lot worse than what she claimed to be fighting against.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Her using her allies as pawns and keeping her dark past with Embryo associated with her Libertas failure come back to bite her in "God's Soul-Searching" when the Norma onboard the Aurora, especially Hilda, find out and she willingly steps down as commander. Later, when Ange, who was frequently used by Jill, becomes the Norma's commander, Jill ends up following her orders.
  • Like a Son to Me: In "Beyond Time", Jill acknowledges Salia's feelings as those of a younger sister before dying from her wounds.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Allowing herself to be manipulated by Embryo in her backstory that led to the failure of the first Libertas. In her dying moment of reconciliation, she jokes to Salia that they had this in common.
  • Machiavelli Was Wrong: She thinks she can force Ange into being a pawn to kill Embryo by hardening her and giving her Villkiss, and when all else fails, reminding her of their similar backgrounds as a means of agreeing to her methods. When Jill gives Ange a Sadistic Choice to follow her orders or kill Momoka, it backfires on the former big time.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She considers her subordinates as nothing more than Unwitting Pawns in her plans to kill Embryo. That includes Hilda, Salia and Ange.
  • Mind Rape: Embryo used mind control to make her fall in love with him and betray her comrades. The kicker is that after she became disillusioned with him and developed a seething resentment for him, some of those feelings still linger inside her.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Jill used to value her subordinates until the first Libertas's failure courtesy of Embryo.
  • Motive Decay: Jill used to care greatly about her fellow Norma and dedicated Libertas to their collective liberation. The first Libertas's failure resulted in her planning to exact revenge on Embryo as a Fallen Hero.
  • Ms. Exposition: She reveals to Ange, and to the audience, of how the Norma concept came to be and the world's setting.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Her approach on sacrificing the DRAGONs as a part of Libertas in "Conclusive Ocean". Ange and Tusk understandably do not take it well.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the first half of "Necessary", after Jasmine points out that Salia wouldn't have her Face–Heel Turn if Jill would have been nicer to her.
  • Neck Lift: In "Conclusive Ocean", she grabs Ange's neck when the latter told her to let Momoka go or face certain death.
  • The Neidermeyer: She's competent alright, but makes no bones about using her subordinates. Ange is the only one to actively distrust her at first. Her actions come back to bite her big time as Embryo manages to finagle three of them, including her ignored enamored would be protege, Salia, into joining his side due to her neglect, and Ange successfully defeating her when she forces her to follow a plan using dragons as decoys by holding Momoka hostage. Not long after is she forced into relinquishing command to Hilda after the depth of her failure and insanity is revealed.
  • Never My Fault:
    • In "Conclusive Ocean", she considers Salia and her former subordinates as Unwitting Pawns in their plan, but didn't consider that she pushed them away for Embryo, especially Salia. Jasmine and Ange lecture her for this.
    • Averted in "God's Soul-Searching", where Jill reveals that the first Libertas's failure was her doing in the first place.
  • Not So Different:
    • In a way from Ange, when it is revealed she too was a fallen princess who managed to use Villkiss thanks to a royal ring. Evidently this is why she gave back the one confiscated from Ange and let her pilot Villkiss. By now, Ange is also sick of the world of mana. Jill invokes this in "Conclusive Ocean" during their duel reminding her of how she too was betrayed by her kingdom and mana society and should want to take it all down. Ange disagrees.
    • Also to Salia, as noted by Ange. Both try to force Ange into devoting herself to a role they could not play themselves. Both fell under Embryo's spell.
    • In a way from Embryo. As much as she despises him for his nature, in the end they both manipulate their comrades and see them as mere pawns. She eventually grows out of this though, while he never does.
  • Not So Similar: Ultimately, relative to Ange. They may have similar circumstances, but their attitudes couldn't be more different: while Ange shows concern for her comrades and strives for their freedom, Jill sees them, as well as herself as pawns in her revenge plot against Embryo.
  • Not So Stoic: She's calm for most of the time but seeing Embryo ticks her so bad that she shoots him on sight.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Jill seeks to kill Embryo, the main source of the conflicts between the Norma and the humans. Her plans to sacrifice the DRAGONs as well as her own subordinates after Embryo raped her don't help her case, given she suffered a Motive Decay after the first Libertas failed. And by the end of it, her final attempts to stop Embryo during Last Libertas result in her death, but not before she redeems herself.
  • One Last Smoke: At the beginning of "Beyond Time", Jill smokes one last cigarette before dying.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: After revealing the truth about the first Libertas's failure, Jill states that she must kill Embryo. Tragically, she's ultimately proven wrong as Embryo kills her after deciding that she's of no use to him.
  • Properly Paranoid: Salia lectures Jill for telling her about siding with Embryo, but the latter reasons that Embryo will take everything away from Salia just as he did to Jill when the first Libertas failed. Turns out that Jill was right.
  • Psychological Projection: It's one of the reasons why Jill is so adamant on using Ange as a proxy for her revenge against Embryo and humans; they were both princesses who were turned on by their nations for being Norma and sent to Arzenal to die, and both became Villkiss pilots. Ange, being Ange, disagrees.
  • Psychotic Smirk: She tends to do smirk wickedly when she is satisfied with her plans. Most notable are at the end of "Villkiss Awakens", after she's done brutally breaking Ange, and forcing the latter to buy the graves of everyone at Arzenal, not just Zola, Miriam, and Coco, but when she allows Ange to buy Momoka not only because it's giving the Norma system the middle finger, but because she plans to exploit this in the worst possible way later. By the time of "Conclusive Ocean", she does so when Ange angrily objects her scorched earth plan against Embryo.
  • Purple Eyes: She is the leader of Arzenal and a former princess.
  • Reality Ensues: No matter how much she wanted to redeem herself, she didn't stand a chance against Embryo.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: After joining the Final Battle against Embryo, Jill manages to regain the respect of her comrades.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Once Ange initiates Last Libertas, Jill makes Salia realize the depths of Embryo's personality. Her final attempt to kill Embryo results in her death but not before apologizing to Salia about how harsh she was.
  • Revenge: This is her main motivation, against Embryo and the humans. She wants to destroy it all.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Embryo invoked this by pulling a Mind Rape on her and killing everyone dear to her during her first Libertas. Since then, Jill has decided to exact revenge on Embryo even if she's willing to use her subordinates and the DRAGONs as sacrifices.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: She reasons that Ange wants to help liberate the Norma as part of her Libertas. However, Jill's main reasons for arguing this is because she wants to exact revenge on Embryo, since he caused her first Libertas to fail.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Her crusade against Embryo after he caused the failure of her first Libertas.
  • Sadistic Choice: In "Conclusive Ocean", she gives Ange the choice of either using the DRAGONs as decoys, or watch Momoka die if she refuses. Ange decides to Take a Third Option.
  • Sanity Slippage: Given her past brainwashing at the hands of Embryo and the failure of her first Libertas, she understandably loses it when Embryo is involved. Hilda becomes aware of this, especially after overhearing Jill's Wham Line at the end of "The Tuner of Time". She does eventually regain her sanity to realize what she's done, to the point where she reconciles with Salia after she realizes how evil Embryo is.
  • Say My Name: "Embryo!" Then she shoots him but it turns out to be a hologram.
  • Secret Keeper: Of her relationship with Embryo and the aftermath of her first Libertas.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Ange. Jill represents what could have become of Ange, had she not allied with the DRAGONs and resolved to free Aura.
  • She's Back: A good old fashioned Armor-Piercing Slap and a Rousing Speech by Ange would do that to her.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: Jill has been consumed by the failure of the first Libertas and the destruction of Embryo is more important to her than fulfilling the mission to free the Norma. So much that she has become manipulative as the ones she is fighting for.
  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: When Ange beats her in their duel in episode 18, Jill is completely dumbfounded that Ange isn't willing to go to the same lengths as she is for revenge, having been so embittered that she can no longer see any other way to live.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Jill teaches her fellow subordinates how to fight the DRAGONs though she's willing to throw them under the bus, saying that if they die they simply didn't belong at Arzenal in the first place.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She is frequently smoking a cigarette and asks Maggy for One Last Smoke in her final moments.
  • Sole Survivor: She was the only survivor of her squad during the first Libertas.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: You have the ability to save her in Super Robot Wars V, and she just simply doesn't die in Super Robot Wars X.
  • Start of Darkness: She was a Fallen Princess and had a rough life, but the failure of her first Libertas was the final straw.
  • Survivor's Guilt: She's unexpectedly wracked with it, after the first Libertas failed because she fell for Embryo.
  • The Svengali: She attempts to use Ange and the rest of the squad as nothing more than pawns to exact her revenge on Embryo, even though she herself is one. It doesn't work out and she is forced to reveal everything, including the truth of the first Libertas, and she relinquishes command to Hilda.
  • Tragic Hero: Once a Fallen Princess, she led the first Libertas. Unfortunately, she underwent a Mind Rape courtesy of Embryo, lost her arm and the ability to pilot Villkiss and killed all of her comrades. By the end of the series, she nearly uses Ange to kill Embryo out of madness and is eventually killed by Embryo, but not before she redeems herself.
  • Training from Hell: She gives one to Ange after her cavity search.
  • Trauma Button: Embryo immediately sets Jill off since he manipulated her into killing her comrades and failing the first Libertas.
  • The Unchosen One: Yep, Jill had to work hard to get what she had. She attempted to master the Villkiss, but ended up losing her arm and getting her comrades killed due to Embryo tricking her. She is also unable to unlock the special abilities Ange, Sala and Hilda got. Eventually, she gets killed by Embryo during the final episodes of Cross Ange.
  • The Unfettered: Manipulating her subordinates, killing DRAGONs and her own friends alike, having Ange kill Embryo... Jill proved that nothing was beyond her in her attempt to end Embryo's tyranny.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: To Salia in particular, but ultimately for all of Arzenal given she was perfectly fine for using everyone as pawns in her Libertas.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She considers herself one for Libertas in "Conclusive Ocean".
  • Welcome to Hell: One of the first things she says to Ange.
  • Wham Episode: Her speech in "God's Soul-Searching" accomplishes quite a lot as she effectively reveals her intentions to kill Embryo to avenge her comrades that perished in her first Libertas.
  • Wham Line: This is how Hilda discovers what Embryo did to Jill at the end of "The Tuner of Time":
    Jill: No, please, forgive me. I'm sorry, Master Embryo.
  • With Us or Against Us: She is aggressive towards anyone who doesn't willingly follow her revenge scheme down to a T.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Her manipulativeness is driven by a desire to avenge her fallen comrades who were killed by Embryo as well as her subsequent rape by him.
  • Wrath: Her anger towards Embryo would have doomed the second Libertas had she not step down from her position after her subordinates discover the truth about her first Libertas's failure.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She is willing to throw away her subordinates when she doesn't need them anymore. That includes you, Salia.
  • Zen Survivor: She is hardened by her past experiences.
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    Emma Bronson 
Voiced by: Yukana (Japanese), Tiffany Grant (English)
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The human supervisor at Arzenal.
  • Butt-Monkey: This become evident by mid-series. She's abandoned by her Mana superiors during the Mana siege and just barely survives due to Maggy's intervention. That and she realizes she's been debilitated twice due to her Mana status. Her good fortune and the graciousness of the colleagues that has kept her alive despite her earlier prejudice is definitely not lost on her, and she is thrown some bones when she requests to join Libertas having learned the Awful Truth about Mana.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: The first thing she does when she appears in the Aurora is to get drunk without her hat on.
  • General Failure: She is constantly sidelined by Jill.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As shown in "Conclusive Ocean", she's very much humbled and grateful for Jill despite the fact that she treated Norma like crap in her career.
  • Heroes' Frontier Step: Wholeheartedly joins Libertas after spending several episodes in a drunken haze, and subsequently learning the Awful Truth behind Mana, and how Embryo has used everyone as pawns.
  • Humble Pie: After spending the first part of the series prejudiced towards them, Emma apologizes for her treatment after being saved from the purge and being taken along in the Aurora with the rest of the Norma.
  • Idiot Ball: Emma nearly runs into the hail of bullets from the mana squad when she tries to get them to save her. Maggy pulls her to the ground before she gets hit by the gunfire and hands over her now bullet-holed cap.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: When a DRAGON attacks her in "Dragon Song". And again when Embryo contacts the Aurora in "Necessary".
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: She finally has an about face regarding Norma after being allowed to remain in the Aurora despite being a mana user after Arzenal was destroyed by the Misurugi army which also nearly resulted in her getting herself killed.
  • Noble Bigot: Even if she's prejudiced like the other humans, Emma is rather harmless and well-meaning.
  • The Political Officer: Her function on the Arzenal is to keep an eye on the Normas so they don't get any funny ideas, like rebelling against the mainland. She proves utterly incompetent at this task, however, failing to spot a massive conspiracy led by Jill for years.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After being the Butt-Monkey for most of the series, she is allowed to remain on the Aurora and eventually decides to join Libertas after learning the Awful Truth about Mana.
  • Token Enemy Minority: She and Momoka are the only two Mana users onboard the Aurora.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She states that she's very much grateful for Jill for letting her stay in the Aurora despite being a mana user and was prejudiced against Norma back in the day.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green in this case.

    Zhao Mei 

Zhao Mei

Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami (Japanese), Hilary Haag (English)
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The maintenance foreman of Salia Squad.
  • Generation Xerox: Looks like a small version of her sister and has the same job as her.
  • This Cannot Be!: Said word-for-word after she learns the truth about Jill's first Libertas.
  • Tracking Device: Has one planted on each of the Diamond Rose Knights' Ragna-mails during Libertas, which not only reveals the location of Embryo, but also allows everyone aboard the Aurora to remain out of their sight and avoid a disastrous confrontation.
  • Wrench Wench: Responsible for maintaining and repairing Villkiss and the other paramails of the squad.

    Maggy 
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese), Kelly Manison (English)
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The leader of Arzenal's medical staff.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She slaps Jill when she reveals her past with Embryo in "God's Soul-Searching".
  • Bearer of Bad News: Maggy tells Jill in Dragon Song that the plant is destroyed.
  • Dr. Jerk: Her first scene is getting noticeably excited by the prospect of Jill's exam causing her discomfort.
  • Hospital Hottie: A very attractive woman whose usual outfit includes short skirts and plunging necklines.
  • The McCoy: Out of the initial leading three of Libertas. Definitely the least emotionally restrained of the three. She flips out on Jill when the latter reveals she's been hiding her past with Embryo and that it sabotaged the original Libertas.

    Jasmine 

Jasmine

Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa (Japanese), Marcy Bannor (English)
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The owner of "Jasmine's Mall", Arzenal's principal market.
  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Her prices for her products are, let's say they're overpriced.
  • Brutal Honesty: She is straightforward and blunt in her criticism of Jill.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a Reasonable Authority Figure who finds Jill's methods of using her subordinates as pawns to kill Embryo outrageous.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "Conclusive Ocean", Jasmine is appalled with Jill holding Momoka hostage and forcibly ordering Ange to follow her strategy to defeat Embryo.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: During the flashback of Dragon Song, Jasmine quite young and a looker back in the day. Times have changed indeed.
  • Mission Control: Onboard Aurora, where she serves as the pilot.
  • Shopkeeper: She is the shopkeeper at Arzenal.
  • The Spock: Out of the initial leading three of Libertas. The most calm and rational, she ends up overseeing things aboard the Aurora following Jill's demotion from Commander.
  • We Sell Everything: She sells "everything from lingerie to artillery pieces".

    Tusk 

Tusk

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Austin Tindle (English)
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"I am not a knight of Villkiss. I am a knight of Ange!"

A young man who saves Ange when the sabotaged Villkiss crashes. Secretly works for Jill and Arzenal.


  • Accidental Pervert: Somehow, he always ends up with his head between Ange's legs...
  • Adorkable: Despite the above clumsy tendencies, he is very sweet and well-meaning.
  • Almost Kiss: Would have almost gone first base with Ange had those helicopters not arrived transporting the Brig-class DRAGON and getting themselves killed.
  • Amusing Injuries: Ange has punched him, tied him up, thrown him over a cliff... No, he doesn't bear her any ill will, why do you ask?
  • Badass Normal: He somewhat deserves special mention because he's an Ancient Human (actually half; see Half-Human Hybrid below). So he can't just use mana, he can't cancel it out like a Norma could either (in theory). Regardless, he is still able to go toe-toe with Embryo, especially in a sword fight.
  • Battle Couple: With Ange in the finale. The both of them dealing the killing blow to Embryo's main body and the Hysterica, respectively.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Ange at the very last minute before she gets executed in "Goodbye From the Gallows" and then again in the final episode when Embryo tried to rape her.
  • Biggus Dickus: When subjected to a scene of Black Comedy Rape by the DRAGON girls, Dr. Gecko thanks him for being such a "huge" help to her research regarding male sexuality while Vivian gives him a thumbs up when she sees him manacled naked to a lab table.
  • Black Comedy Rape: It's not clear what those curious DRAGON girls did to him, but it reeks of this.
  • Chick Magnet: During the time he spent in the DRAGON's world. Ange wasn't amused. The second opening also suggests that both Hilda and Rosalie show some attraction to him as well.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Definitely. Meeting between Jill and Ange go south with the former making threats? Activate smoke bomb and have a gas mask for Ange (and Vivian, who was also in on it) in order to escape.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    • On the surface he seems to be a nice but hopelessly clumsy guy. But he is a skilled mechanic, the opening shows him in full soldier gear and he's an outside asset employed by Jill for extreme circumstances. Comes to a head in "Arzenal Burns" when he kills five soldiers kidnapping Vivian in less than two seconds without breaking a sweat.
    • It's easy for this to go underappreciated, but throughout the duration of the last third of "Distorted World" and over half of "Eve of Destruction", Tusk was using his mother's Para-mail to fight Embryo's Hysterica to a complete stalemate. Given the huge performance difference between ordinary Para-mail and Ragna-mail, this was a rather amazing feat in itself.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Prior to their deaths, his parents, Istven and Vanessa, were shown to be loving parents, and their moments together as a family were happy. Which is why, when Ange insulted the failure of the first Libertas (by extension his parent's deaths), he gets justifiably angry as a result.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: He probably wouldn't be beaten up so much by Ange if he just kept his mouth shut.
  • Foreshadowing: His character introduction episode is one of the biggest Foreshadowing episodes in the series.
  • Expy: His design and inexplicable ability to survive otherwise unsurvivable explosions are lifted straight from Kira Yamato. It only makes sense considering that series' director is this one's creative producer.
  • Freudian Slippery Slope: Ever heard of changing subjects, Tusk?
  • Go Through Me: Guards Ange from Embryo and forces her escape.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Sorta. He's half Ancient Human, but technically he's half Norma as well from his mother.
  • I Banged Your Mom: He verbally puts down Embryo this way in "Eve of Destruction", in the middle of their mid-air battle. Embryo was definitely not amused.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: With Ange, only for Sala's members to crash into the building revealing that they were responding to their distress call.
  • Ironic Echo: He claims that Ange isn't exactly the most stealthy person he's ever met. Then he makes a big show of himself in "Goodbye From the Gallows" when he rescues Ange and everyone present has seen his face.
  • I Shall Taunt You: In "Eve of Destruction", Tusk brags about how he slept with Ange, a woman Embryo had been lusting for for most of the series. This causes Embryo to go completely berserk and forget about his Chessmaster tactics.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Refers to himself as the knight of Villkiss. As far as Ange knows though, he's a perverted knight.
  • It Was a Gift: His necklace, initially given by Ange as a token of apology, comes to represent their mutual love. As he prepares to face off against Embryo, ready to die, he returns it to Ange, who spends the following episode holding onto it in grief of his apparent death. Later he turns out alive, he is then seen wearing it again when he and Ange have Their First Time.
  • Last Kiss: Delivers one towards Ange before sending her away in his hoverbike back to his hideout. Subverted since he ends up alive the episode after.
  • Last of His Kind: The last living person of the Ancient People.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Ange, who loses it when he apparently dies.
  • Love Interest: To Ange.
  • Made of Iron: Tusk is right from the vast repertoire of Sunrise’s unexplained super human characters, he gets shot several times, stabbed, exploded and the guy just shrugs it off with mild pain at worst; his final duel with Embryo illustrates all of that at once.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Delivers one towards Embryo:
    I am Tusk, the son of Villkiss Knight Istvan and Mail Rider Vanessa! As the last of the Ancient People and Ange's Knight...!
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest guys of the series and that's saying something.
  • Odd Name Out: Everyone else in this world has a normal name, or at least a normal one by the standards of a random language. "Tusk" on the other hand doesn't sound like anything familiar in any of them. We can only assume that it's short for Tuscanius or anything of the sort.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot:
    • Tusk wouldn't be beaten up by Ange as much if he only keeps some things to himself.
    • Really comes to bite him in "The Survivors", when clashing with Embryo, he bluntly states he's buying time for Ange to get away. Embryo's next action is to kill himself to get away from Tusk and go after Ange.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: His initial appearance from "Ange Loss" portrays him as this, usually getting into Accidental Pervert moments wtih Ange, and getting beat up for it, notwithstanding that he has saved her life countless times. Dumps this after finally going all the way with her "for three days and nights."
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: He gives one to Embryo as he is about to kill him in the final episode.
    Tusk: Mother, Father, and our people... This is for you!
  • Racial Remnant: His father belonged to the "Ancient Human", The Remnant of the pre-mana humanity who still opposed the dominant mana-world order.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He pilots his mom's Arquebus Para-mail. Unfortunately, it's pink.
  • Smug Super: Inverted. Tusk has a reason to be Ange's Knight in Shining Armor, and is proud to proclaim it each time he runs into Embryo.
  • Strapped to a Bomb: How he dies to buy time for Ange to escape. Unfortunately, this was censored, leaving a lot of people confused on what exactly happened. Later, it's revealed he lived.
  • Tagalong Kid: He was this to the first Libertas.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He suffered a couple of gunshots from Embryo and appeared to blow himself up along with him. Next time we see him, he walks up from behind Ange mourning his death as if none of it happened. The subsequent preview says he wore fireproof clothing at the last instant, but considering how they are usually tailored to comedy, you can only take it with a grain a salt.
  • You Killed My Father: Embryo killed his parents via dimensional convergence, making Tusk's rivalry extra personal.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: He and the Ancient People are referred to as terrorists who are disturbing the peace of the Mana world by Embryo.
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    Momoka Oginome 

Momoka Oginome

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese), Cynthia Martinez (English)
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Ange's maid since she was a child. Made her way to Arzenal to visit her after her exile.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Although she doesn't fight per se, she does help out Ange on foot and Ange would clearly be dead without her help.
  • Badass Driver: In "Traitorous Homeland", she drives with only an Iaria board and goes up against the police squad. Normally, being that exposed to all that firepower would have made people give up. Momoka however just drives through it like it was nothing. She assists Ange in giving her weapons.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her specialty whenever Ange and her have to deal with things on foot. She doesn't fight, however she can get Ange very close to her target with no issues.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Despite the difference in their social rank, Ange never treated Momoka as anything less than both an equal and a friend. As a result, Momoka was able to overcome humanity's prejudice of the Norma to the point that after Ange's status was revealed, Momoka at great risk to her own life tracked her down so she could continue to serve her.
  • Chekhov's Gun: During a brief moment in the 2nd ending, viewers do see Momoka with a frying pan. In "The Survivors", she briefly does have the frying pan in hand while she and Ange were running away from the mana hordes. It saves her life from Embryo's bullet.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ange.
  • CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: Does this to Ange when Villkiss was shot down in the ocean.
  • Damsel in Distress: Jill holds her hostage in exchange for Ange to follow her orders no questions asked, else Momoka's going to die. Fortunately, they break her out of it.
  • Foreshadowing: During her Last Stand moment, when Embryo shoots at her, there was no blood coming out from her chest. "Necessary" reveals that she stuffed the frying pan that she was carrying in there and it saved her life.
  • Genki Girl: Pretty cheery considering the state the world is in.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Her final expression before she fell down a cliff and the vehicle exploding.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She may be a sweetheart, but do not mess with her loved ones. She rammed Embryo off a cliff with a mana controlled car. And to a lesser extent, when after rescuing her from captivity, asking Liza to apologize to Ange for how she had been responsible for the latter's hardships.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Her only goal is serving Ange, whether she likes it or not.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Ange. Wherever Ange goes, she'll always be there. Except for the few times they do get separated.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Ange, who loses it when she apparently dies.
  • Made a Slave: Ange purchases her to save her from execution. Not that she notices the difference.
  • Meido: Was this for Ange when the latter was still a princess of the Misurugi empire. She is this once again when Ange "buys" her to save her life.
  • Mind Control: In "The Survivors", it's revealed Embryo is able to control all the mana users; she is no exception. He uses her to fight Tusk in the final scenes.
  • Muggle Best Friend: Inverted. Momoka is the "Mana-user best friend" of Ange, but it boils down to the same result.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Has no prejudice towards Norma despite being a mana user.
  • Nice Girl: Along with Tusk, she's among the most kindhearted characters in the series, even showing care and concern for Normas other than Ange.
  • Satellite Character: Sadly yes. Most of her characterization can be summed up with her devotion to her "Princess Angelise", and virtually all of her actions are taken out of interest for the latter, with almost no personal desires involved. She also doesn't undergo any Character Development over the course of the series.
  • Say My Name: Always says "Lady Angelise" almost all the time that it verges on Pokémon Speak.
  • Scars Are Forever: Although she claims it could be healed with mana, she decides to keep it as a memento of the day when she saw how Ange is a kind and gentle woman despite being a Norma.
  • Secret Keeper: Already knew that Ange is a Norma the moment they met each other as kids.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Ultimately what happens to her as Embryo's perfectly fine afterwards. Good thing she didn't actually die.
  • She Knows Too Much: She would've been killed had she left Arzenal, so Ange buys her to save her life.
  • Shipper on Deck: Has no problems shipping Ange with Tusk, much to the former's frustration.
  • The Glomp: Any time she reunites with Ange, this is the first thing she does to her.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: She impales Embryo with his rapier, summons a vehicle to ram the both of them, then they both fall and the vehicle explodes. In any other series, this would have been effective. Unfortunately, Death Is Cheap for Embryo.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly one compared to Ange's tomboy.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Forgives Liza for her responsibility in what Julio did to Ange.
  • Unexplained Recovery: She survives getting hit by a car with Embryo, falling off the cliff and the subsequent explosion from the same car. The gunshot she was hit with apparently hit a "frying pan" she had stuffed under clothes. Next time we see her, she's perfectly fine.
  • Undying Loyalty: Being made an Un-person did nothing to stop her friendship with Ange. It's not absolute, though; she refuses to betray Hilda when she and Ange team up and Ange tells Momoka to abandon her.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: When she pulls out the frying pan that stopped the bullet from killing her.

    The Bridge Bunnies 

Pamela, Hikaru, and Olivier

Voiced by: Junko Hatsuya (Pamela), Nanako Mori (Hikaru), Nao Touyama (Olivier) (Japanese); Cara Duncan (Pamela), Kat Cordes (Hikaru), Patricia Duran (Olivier) (English)
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Pamela
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some Hikaru
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Olivier
Three Bridge Bunnies who served as communications for Arzenal's activities whenever pilots have to deal against DRAGONs. Later on, they're in charge of the control (Pamela), navigation (Hikaru), and communication (Olivier) of the Aurora submarine.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Wherever they are, the three are always together. Except for the Festa where Olivier was stuck on duty in the bridge and the unlucky one that Hilda knocked out in her, Ange, and Momoka's escape.
  • The Leader: Of the three, Pamela is their leader with the other two following whatever she decides.

    Nonna, Marika, and Mary 

Nonna, Marika and Mary

Voiced by: Ruriko Aoki (Nonna), Nichika Omori (Marika), Akari Kito (Mary) (Japanese); Tiffany Terrell (Nonna), Robin Nennig (Marika), Shunté Lofton (English, Mary)
Three recruit pilots trained by Rosalie when Salia, Ersha, and Chris switched sides with Embryo to fill the gap.
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