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Granbell

A planet in the Sakura Cosmosnote  that is home to a fully automated theme park called the Granbell Kingdom, which hasn't seen a customer in over 100 years. It is inhabited by the robots that run the establishment, with the sole exception of Shiki, who grew up there for the past decade.

    In General 
  • Abandoned Playground: The whole planet is a theme park that hasn't been visited by humans apart from Shiki until Rebecca comes along.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: The Granbell Kingdom becomes this once the robotic animatronics decide they've had enough of being abandoned and forgotten. Subverted when it turns out to be an act.
  • Androids Are People, Too: Despite being machines, they all see Shiki as their friend, or so they say. As such, they hate having to trick him into thinking they don't, knowing that the loneliness he'd suffer would be far worse.
  • Apocalypse How: Mere moments after Shiki leaves with Rebecca and Happy, all of the robots permanently cease functioning after their batteries collectively break down, making it a Class 3B planetary extinction.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The bots secretly despise humans and don't consider Shiki their friend. Subverted, as it turns out they faked the "bitch" part to convince Shiki to leave them.
  • False Friend: Shiki is stung when the robots start chanting that they were never and could never be friends with a human. However, it turns out they only did this because they're determined to make sure Shiki doesn't suffer an even worse fate.
  • Feudal Future: The Granbell Kingdom is a medieval fantasy kingdom where everyone is a robot. Justified as it is a fantasy-themed amusement park designed to give an immersive experience.
  • Freudian Excuse: Their rebellion against humans is so they can get back at them for treating them like tools and leaving them behind to rust for a century despite having minds of their own. It turns out later that the rebellion-part was staged.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The robots' Black Bead Eyes begin to glow an ominous white when they declare their intent to Kill All Humans.
  • Planet of Hats: With the exception of Shiki, every sentient being on this planet is a robot.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: They have been infected with a virus that gave them self-awareness of the neglect and mistreatment they've endured at the hands of humans, leading them to attempt a revolution. This is later revealed to be all part of a facade to convince Shiki to leave.
  • Undying Loyalty: The robot citizens, including the Castellan, are unendingly loyal to the benevolent Demon King, and spend the rest of their days trying to carry out his Last Request to get Shiki off the planet so he won't have to suffer being The Aloner once they have all broken down.
  • Walking Spoiler: Every last one of the planet's citizens is not what they appear to be at a glance.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: As robots, they aren't programmed to understand love and friendship, and all their time caring for Shiki was just them carrying out their roles as welcoming townsfolk. Once Shiki is far off planet, they reveal themselves to have truly cared for him all along, their bodies and voices trembling.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The robots have suffered an entire century of neglect from humans once they stopped coming to the Granbell Kingdom, with no one bothering to scrap them beforehand. They all inevitably lose power and break down for good when this happens, but not before they use this as their cover story for why they suddenly turn on Shiki and Rebecca, two humans who firmly believe that Androids Are People, Too.
  • What You Are in the Dark: While the others are asleep, the robots begin ominously staring and trembling at the humans, which leads to the revelation that they hate humans and are plotting to betray them. Then, once the others get away thinking the robots have gone mad, they go right back to their old, kind selves, revealing they were preparing to save Shiki by chasing him away before they all died.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: They are privately concerned that their batteries are close to expiring after an entire century of neglect, which happens right after they force Shiki to leave them all behind by pretending to hate humans, sparing him from spending the rest of his days alone on their planet.

    Demon King Ziggy 
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The Granbell Kingdom's kindhearted "villain" character, more widely known beyond his planet as the former ruler of the Sakura Cosmos. Before he broke down years ago, he was the one who took an orphaned Shiki in as a surrogate grandson and passed his own Gravity Ether Gear abilities onto him.


  • Break His Heart to Save Him: The robots' staged uprising against humanity was all the Demon King's idea so Shiki would no longer feel obligated to stay on Granbell before the robots' inevitable breakdown. While the robots' "betrayal" deeply hurts and confuses Shiki, even if he doesn't hold it against them, it saves him from an even worse fate of being marooned all by himself on an entire planet.
  • Cool Old Guy: He acted like one to Shiki, and was considered by all the other robots to be the oldest and wisest among them.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He looks like an Evil Overlord straight out of a High Fantasy series, yet Shiki couldn't have had a better grandfather than him.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His real name is Ziggy, but everyone besides his closest allies simply calls him "Demon King".
  • Expressive Skull: While his face was designed to look like a skull, the angles of his jaws curve slightly whenever he needs to emote.
  • Final Boss: He fulfills this role In-Universe to parkgoers, and with his Gravity Ether Gear, he has the strength to back it up.
  • Gambit Roulette: His plan to evacuate Shiki from Granbell before all the robots shut down banked entirely on the off-chance of a space traveler coming to an old, abandoned theme park that hadn't seen a single visitor in over a century; either that, or Shiki would be trapped on the planet both physically and emotionally. Justified by the fact that the robots didn't have any of the resources (i.e., a spaceship) needed to get him off-world by themselves.
  • Go Out with a Smile: When Shiki finds him broken down, he sees him wearing the same wry smile he's always had.
  • Gravity Master: He has the same Gravity Ether Gear as Shiki does, being the one to pass his powers onto him.
  • Horned Humanoid: There are two huge horns grafted onto both sides of his head.
  • Like a Son to Me: He viewed Shiki like a grandson and raised him as such.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: The Demon King only acts as the evil Final Boss for a park attraction. He's actually quite jovial, and nourished Shiki's dreams of seeing what lied beyond his home.
  • Posthumous Character: He breaks down when Shiki is just a little kid, long before Rebecca and Happy to the planet.
  • Retired Badass: According to Elsie, he is the original ruler of the Sakura Cosmos, and his name is known and dreaded far and wide. For one reason or another, he spends his last days living quietly as a theme park animatronic.
  • Shoulders of Doom: He has two giant, golden skulls on his shoulders.
  • Slasher Smile: It's his default expression as a robot designed to look like an Evil Overlord. That said, it's easy to tell he doesn't smile because he's evil.
  • Skull for a Head: His face is designed to look like one.
  • Tragic Dream: He is one of countless others who tried and failed to find Mother, and died before he could fulfill his dream. When Shiki learns about this, he becomes all the more motivated in his search for Mother not only for his grandfather's sake, but so he can finally fulfill his own dream of surpassing him.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: "Ziggy" isn't exactly the most threatening name for a Demon King.

    Castellan 
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The current leader of the robots on Granbell. He is actually an old combat-ready bot, and he appears to be plotting something against the humans that left him on the planet.


  • Authority in Name Only: Although he's called the "Castellan"note , it's just the character he plays at the attraction. He actually defers to the benevolent Demon King.
  • Badass Beard: He's got a peculiarly spiked beard, and is a deadly and imposing robot.
  • The Coats Are Off: He tosses aside his cloak when he prepares to fight Shiki and show he means business.
  • Cool Crown: He wears one befitting the ruler of a fantasy kingdom.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He spends his last moments smiling warmly at Shiki for finally beginning his life off-planet, and commending the other robots for playing their parts admirably.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": He's simply known by his character role in the theme park, being a robot designated for that exact function.
  • I Let You Win: He doesn't go all-out when fighting Shiki, only pretending to try and kill him so he'd leave safely.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: He's supposed to play the Good Counterpart to the Demon King at the park, but acts as though he despises humans for leaving him and his kind to rust, and he tries killing both Shiki and Rebecca and stealing the latter's ship to take revenge. It's then subverted with the revelation that it was all part of an act to drive Shiki off the planet before their batteries finally gave out, and he couldn't be happier for Shiki when he succeeds.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: He has a regal cloak that hides most of his robotic frame.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Downplayed. While still obviously a machine, the Castellan is the only one on Granbell to have a humanoid face and expressions.
  • Robot Soldier: He's a battle bot that was repurposed into a theme park attraction. He shows just how dangerous he is in battle when he turns on Shiki.
  • Starter Villain: He poses the first threat the heroes face in the series, and serves as a means to prove the effectiveness of Shiki's powers. It turns out he was Good All Along, however.
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    Michael 
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A wizard robot and Shiki's closest friend on Granbell.


  • Advertised Extra: He appears prominently in the first key visual showcasing the series' characters, but he's left behind by Shiki and Rebecca in the first chapter moments before he shuts down and dies.
  • Love Hurts: A platonic example. While reflecting on the Demon King's saying that every being in the universe has a heart, he says he wouldn't have wanted one if he had known it'd hurt so much to never see Shiki again.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: He's modeled after a wizard in a fantasy setting, and he dresses up as one accordingly.
  • Robot Buddy: He is Shiki's best friend on Granbell. It thus stings him the most when Michael joins in on the other robots' anti-human creed.
  • Stepford Smiler: As a robot with a smile drawn on his face, he can't make any other expression when he is pretending to be Shiki's enemy, or when he's heartbroken to see Shiki leave.
  • Telepath: He's equipped with a special sensory function that allows to understand what people are thinking by reading their expressions.

Blue Garden

The futuristic metropolis planet that Rebecca and Happy call home. It's also known as the Planet of Adventurers, as it is the site of the adventurers guild Shooting Starlight.

    In General 
  • City of Adventure: The entire planet is regarded as such thanks to Shooting Starlight, where different races far and wide gather to obtain passports to all kinds of worlds.
  • Fake Crossover: A multitude of Fairy Tail characters make cameos on this planet, despite it being nothing like the setting of their home series: Max and Warren are among the crowd gathered during Shiki's confrontation with a gangster; Shadow Gear's Levy, Jet, and Droy can be spotted at Shooting Starlight; and Natsu and Lucy make an unsubtle background appearance while discussing how guilds operate differently from Shiki's expectations.
  • Mega City: Every square inch of the planet seen by Shiki is a bustling metropolis filled with mountains of spires, floating buildings, and a river of Water Ether that floats through midair.

Shooting Starlight

    Noah Glenfield 
The mysterious guild master of Shooting Starlight.
  • Ambiguously Evil: The crew speculates that Noah might be a bad guy when Sister reveals he's the one who sent her to Guilst, the planet where she was held hostage for a decade, and suggests he might have been the one to set up Rebecca to get sent there as well. Unbeknownst to them, he's also on the payroll of Drakken Joe, the so-called evilest man in the Sakura Cosmos.
  • Bishōnen: He's a dashing young man with bushy locks, despite possibly being Older Than He Looks since he's been Shooting Starlight's master for at least ten years.
  • The Ghost: Subverted. He only receives a few prominent mentions in the Guilst arc, but not by name, and has never been seen by Rebecca or Happy despite their membership at the guild. It's not until his debut two arcs later in the Mildian arc that his appearance, name, and personality are known.
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    Clarisse Layer 
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Shooting Star's friendly receptionist who cries over the tiniest things. She is the closest thing to a friend Rebecca has in the guild.


  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has amber-blonde hair, reflecting her status as one of the nicest and most sensitive people Shiki and Rebecca know in Shooting Star.
  • Meganekko: Clarisse is a glasses-wearing sweetheart.
  • Nice Girl: She's the only person in the guild who talks to Shiki and Rebecca without being a total Jerkass about it.
  • Prone to Tears: She is emotionally delicate and falls apart under the slightest pressure.
  • Tender Tears: She cries over just about anything fortunate that happens to Rebecca, whether it's returning home safely from a trip or making a new friend.

    Labilia Christy 
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A popular yet unpleasant B-Cuber whose name is known across the Sakura Cosmos. She has a particularly bad relationship with Rebecca and Happy.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: She has her sights set on Shiki, if only because she's starstruck by his Gravity Ether Gear. However, he couldn't care less about her obsession with him, and is completely put off by her unrelenting spite towards Rebecca.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's one of the most popular members of the guild, but she charges insane amounts of money for autographs and handshakes (the former of which is really a drawing of a turd), and judging from their interactions, she insults Rebecca's videos on a regular basis. For bonus points, her fans in the English translation call her "Libby", the former trope name.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: As much as Labilia is a show-off who puts people down every chance she gets, she is still a legitimately talented video maker who works hard to earn her subscribers, which Rebecca admits is the one thing she respects about her. She's also immediately able to pinpoint one of the reasons for Rebecca's low views is because of a lack of a script.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In spite of her bad manners towards Rebecca and Happy, she can't help but look disquieted after learning how her fellow B-Cubers on Blue Garden are being kidnapped.
  • Hate Sink: She only speaks to Rebecca to make unprovoked insults towards her and Happy, overcharges her admirers and treats them like crap, and is an easy target for Shiki's rage. Later, she pulls a nasty prank on Rebecca on Sun Jewel, while also falsely claiming to have information to help the group, before running off.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: She has a ponytail that levitates on a ball right next to her head.
  • Jerkass: She's a cheeky girl who treats everyone else around her like dirt, especially B-Cubers she deems to be of inferior talent to her own. Even after the B-Cuber kidnapping fiasco, she still hasn't changed her attitude, if anything she's shown herself to be worse, by going so far to humiliate Rebecca on video, while stringing the group around for information on Sun Jewel she doesn't have.
  • Kick the Dog: Her reaction to Pino's crying upon seeing the prank on Rebecca and Labilia's taunting about how the video will get a large number of views? She taunts the poor android about a robot having feelings.
  • Love at First Punch: A variation. After Shiki flips her upside-down in retaliation of her hurtful comments towards Rebecca, Labilia becomes totally starstruck and decides to put him in her next video. Whether that Nosebleed she gets in the process is due to arousal or getting dropped face-first on the floor is anyone's guess.
  • The Nicknamer: She gives Shiki the Affectionate Nickname "Gravity Boy" after getting a personal taste of his Gravity Ether Gear. What she calls Pino (Pipo) and Happy (Hoppy) is more annoying than affectionate, though.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: She serves as one for Rebecca, lobbing insults at the "bottom-level B-Cuber" and her "junky little cat Hoppy".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dark blue.

Others

    "Bro" 
The leader of a gang of thugs on Blue Garden who kidnap Happy to make a fortune.
  • Bald of Evil: He has a cue ball head, and he's is willing to steal, kidnap, and kill for money.
  • Fat Bastard: He's a huge, stout guy who represents the seedy underbelly of Blue Garden.
  • Gatling Good: His weapon is an gatling gun, which he thinks is innately super to any other firearm.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the biggest guy in his gang, who are sent running for the hills when Rebecca takes him down.
  • Mighty Glacier: The guy never budges an inch once he whips out his gatling gun, which does him no good once Shiki gives Rebecca a solid aerial advantage.
  • More Dakka: He believes that mowing down his enemies is all he needs to take them out.
  • No Name Given: He's only addressed as "Bro" by his underlings, or "Aniki" (big brother) in Japanese, which is used as a symbol of respect.
  • Signature Laugh: "Nee pa pa pa pa pa!"
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Unlike Rebecca, who makes up for her physical limitations with precise blaster shots, this guy's basic attack strategy is unloading as many bullets as he can on something. While not hard for Shiki and Rebecca to beat, he's still dangerous to be around.

Norma

Weisz's home planet. Its denizens live in an underground city far below the uninhabitable surface, where massive columns of crystallized Earth Ether regularly rain down from the sky. The planet has already "died" by the current year of X492 after getting its time eaten by a Chronophage, leaving a 50-years-younger version of Norma in its place.

    In General 
  • Underground City: The planet's entire populace lives deep underground to avoid getting crushed by gigantic Earth Ether pillars on a regular basis.
  • Weird Weather: It rains skyscraper-sized pillars of Earth Ether that has crystallized within the planet's atmosphere. As time passes, the pillars embedded in the ground get worn down and return to the atmosphere, repeating the cycle.

Citizens

    Professor Weisz Steiner (X492) 
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The original Weisz separate from the one who joins the Edens Zero crew. He is a brilliant professor who took a homeless Rebecca and Happy under his wing when they were kids, using his Machina Maker powers to save Happy's life. Like many of Norma's denizens, he escaped the planet before its time was stolen, and has been traveling the cosmos ever since.


  • Artificial Limbs: He has a mechanical right hand, at the very least.
  • The Charmer: According to the bunny girl, who was repulsed by the "lowlife" Weisz back when he was a young man, the professor's charms increased with his age.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's like a grandfather to Rebecca and Happy, and always looks out for their best interests.
  • Hero of Another Story: Ever since he escaped Norma, he says he's been on the space adventure he's always dreamed of going on. Whatever that entails is anyone's guess.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: The Professor was once a self-described "studmuffin", as Young Weisz can attest to.
  • Mr. Exposition: He helps Rebecca make heads and tails of how they were seemingly sent 50 years back in time on Norma, introducing the Chronophage to them.
  • Parental Substitute: Old Weisz is the closest thing Rebecca and Happy have to a father, since they suffered from Parental Abandonment before meeting him.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has a touch of stubble on his chin, accounting for his age.
  • The Professor: Professor Weisz is touted as the most skillful machinist in the series, capable of not only building robots indistinguishable from living beings, but uploading others' memories into them as well.
  • Reformed Criminal: He went from being a member of Sibir's gang to a respectable scientist and mechanic.
  • Technopath: Like Young Weisz, he can build and remodel machines in an instant. He is also frequently indicated to be a genius at it, with androids built by the Demon King admitting that they are second to the professor's craftsmanship with Happy.

    Bunny Girl 
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An alien rabbit woman who once worked as a waitress in Norma's seedy underbelly. She is currently traveling with Professor Weisz.


    Johnny (TB-400-02) 
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One of countless robots who have been toyed with and scrapped by Sibir. He is of the same model as Michael.


  • Almost Dead Guy: He's already in his dying moments when Shiki finds him, and he's beyond Shiki's skill of saving him.
  • Identical Stranger: Shiki mistakes him for Michael 50 years before originally meeting him. It's justified as they're the same model, as Johnny himself lampshades.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: Though he only meets Shiki for a few moments before he breaks down, he admits it makes him happy that a human would try to fix him out of kindness, since he had the impression that all humans are just as cruel and uncaring as Sibir.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He breaks down just a few moments after Shiki meets him.
  • You Are Number 6: Downplayed. He formally introduces himself by his model number, while "Johnny" is his "identification code".

Criminals

    Sibir 
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A ruthless crime boss whom Weisz used to be affiliated with. He's accompanied by a tiny bird who nags him over every little thing he does.


  • Arc Villain: He is the main villain of the Norma arc, where he exploits Pino's advanced EMP technology to commit crimes. Since Pino doesn't belong in Sibir's time period, Shiki and the others try to stop him from changing the past before realizing it's actually the planet that came into the present.
  • Artificial Limbs: He has a robotic Augmenter Arm built by Weisz that's bigger and bulkier than the rest of his body. When Weisz destroys it, Sibir's real, stick-like arm is revealed.
  • Bald of Evil: He's a lowlife with nothing but a tattoo on his scalp.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Only his pecs and left arm are covered by his shirt, leaving the rest of his muscular chest exposed.
  • Dragon Their Feet: After Sibir is beaten, his bird activates Mini-Mecha's self-destruct system to finish Shiki off, but is thwarted when Pino decides to fight back.
  • Facial Markings: His Japanese name is tattooed diagonally across the top of his forehead.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His shirt diagonally covers the upper part of his chest and his left arm, while he has an oversized mechanical right arm that hides a much skinnier real arm.
  • Gonk: He has a unique, brutish design with a wide nose, big lips, and plates on his chin.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Justified. His bird gives him flack about using swear words, so he has to use relatively mild words and, in the case of the English version, ridiculous insults like "buttmunch".
  • Hate Sink: Going by his deplorable treatment of Pino and countless other robots, which horrifies and enrages Shiki and his friends, it's clear Sibir isn't meant to be a guy you can root for. Young Weisz, who is a thieving scumbag himself, also thinks Sibir is a complete lowlife.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: He can perfectly understand his bird friend, even though it only communicates through chirps and tweets.
  • Kick the Dog: He has a history of treating robots like toys for his amusement, damaging or dismantling them when they disobey him, and tossing them in a junk pile when he's finished.
  • Mini-Mecha: He pilots a giant, flying suit of robotic knight armor known as Knight Gear, which is equipped with a missile launcher.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: His tiny little bird-alien thing, which hovers around him and nags him over everything.
  • Red Baron: He's got the nickname "Sibir the Mighty", or "Strong-armnote  Sibir" in Japanese.

    Foote Brothers 
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Sibir's right-hand men who are renowned for their mechanized legs and footwork.


  • Accent Adaptation: The English translation gives the younger brother a German Funetik Aksent with the appropriate phrases sprinkled in to account for his unorthodox dialect in Japanese.
  • Artificial Limbs: They each have an opposite leg replaced with mechanical limbs.
  • Bash Brothers: They have a reputation as a lethal pair of brothers.
  • Co-Dragons: They share the position of Sibir's right-hand men, and are the only ones besides their boss who are left standing after Shiki mops the floor with the whole gang.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: They are aroused by Rebecca's legs and feet, which keeps them from fighting her seriously.
  • Meaningful Name: The Footenote  Brothers are a pair of brothers who specialize in fighting with their feet. They're also shameless foot and leg fetishists.
  • Red Baron: They're known as the "Southern Annihilators" and the "Iron-Legged Foote Brothers".
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: They have their own battle pose that involves them high-fiving, low-fiving, and knee-bumping with their robotic legs.
  • Verbal Tic: The older brother peppers his phrases with "Yes, yes, yes"note , while the younger brother elongates his ending particles and certain words in Japanese.

Guilst

A Wood Ether-rich planet whose towns are built on the branches of a colossal tree known as Mechdrasil. It was once a popular tourist attraction, but has since devolved into a lawless festering ground for every illegal activity known to man.

    In General 
  • Wretched Hive: What Guilst has devolved into by the present day, to the point that human trafficking is just one of several enterprises for criminal gangs to engage in without worry.

Illega Tower

    Illega 
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A fat, frog-like alien with a bizarre fixation on collecting beautiful young women, particularly B-Cubers.


  • Arc Villain: He's the main driving antagonist of the Guilst arc, being the one who hires Rogue Out to kidnap Rebecca and other B-Cubers off the streets of Blue Garden.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Head-shotted by Rebecca with his own pistol.
  • The Collector: He wants to amass a collection of cute, all-female B-Cubers that have been kidnapped off the streets of other planets and convert them into stone "furniture".
  • Fat Bastard: He's a morbidly obese frog man who has amassed a collection of "cute girls" via human trafficking.
  • Frog Men: He's an alien who resembles a big, fat frog with ears and antennae.
  • Gonk: An utterly ugly looking person. His features only get worse after he takes a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Shiki.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Makes Rebecca do this when he has Copia hostage with his gun. Luckily, a moment's distraction from one of his servants is all that's needed for Rebecca to snatch both Copia and his gun away from him.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Despite being the Arc Villain of the Guilst arc, he has next to no combat ability to speak of beyond his dangerous tongue, merely kick-starting the kidnapping plot that brings Shiki's team to Guilst, and going down pathetically begging for his life when Rebecca gets his gun away from him and takes him out with a headshot.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He uses his to snatch up any bugs that touch his statues. He also uses it to catch Rebecca during her escape attempt, and it secretes a numbing toxin.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Constantly has girls kidnapped to used for his "collection". When the Chronophage makes it way to the planet, his servant tells him they have to leave or be caught up in it. Illega responds by whining about not wanting to leave his collection behind, with the servant practically having to force him to abandon the girls.
  • Punny Name: His name is just one letter shy of "illegal", a fitting name for a criminal who buys human slaves for a living.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He outright states that he can and will do anything he wants because he's loaded with cash, and that he feels sorry for those who don't have money. Unfortunately for him, "Sister" makes it clear his money doesn't have power over her, as she can just take it off his dead corpse.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His head alone is bigger than the lower half of his body.
  • Uncertain Doom: While it's suggested he isn't killed when Rebecca shoots him in the head with an Ether bullet, he isn't shown escaping from Guilst when a Chronophage comes and erases 1,200 years from the planet. It's also never stated whether he's a home-born native of Guilst, how far back his ancestry goes on the planet, or how old he himself actually is, leaving his ultimate fate up in the air.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He points a gun to Copa's head and threatens to kill her if Rebecca doesn't do as he says.

Rogue Out

A mercenary squad who serve as the "knights" of the Four Shining Stars' Sister.

    In General 
  • Hired Guns: They're a mercenary squad who will take any job for any client, no matter how dirty or depraved they are.

    "Sister" 
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A robotic nun who purports to be one of the Demon King's Four Shining Stars. She is the leader of Rogue Out.


  • Above Good and Evil: She refutes Shiki labeling her as a bad guy, claiming that fulfilling her contract with her clients is all that matters.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Doesn't hesitate to start stammering excuses when the real Sister Irvy comes calling, or begging Jinn that she can help his friend. Neither are in the mood to hear it, with Jinn all but certainly crushing her head to pieces.
  • Bad Boss: Although she heals her men when they are injured or knocked out, she does it solely so they can continue fighting on her behalf without rest, which she uses as an excuse to use Jinn as a Bulletproof Human Shield.
  • Bad Habits: She dresses and talks like a woman of faith, but that's just a thin mask for her role as a coldhearted mercenary. Especially since she's impersonating the real Sister.
  • Battle Strip: She removes her nun robes in preparation for fighting Shiki.
  • Black Bra and Panties: Her mechanical frame underneath her robe is designed to look like dark, frilly lingerie. Rather than using it to make an advance on Shiki, however, she shows it off as part of her Battle Strip.
  • Combat Tentacles: She has a single mechanical tentacle protruding from her back, which she uses to grab Jinn and use him to block Shiki's attacks.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While Illega's refusal to pay her group for capturing B-Cubers on account of being one short of the 30 agreed upon is unreasonable in and of itself, she still sees killing him and taking his possessions the appropriate course of action.
  • Drunk with Power: She claims that her original intent was to borrow the real Sister's powers to heal her comrades, but when rumors of her "miracles" started attracting a whole legion of followers, the power went straight to her head and she decided to keep the real Sister locked up, keeping up the facade for an entire decade.
  • Evil Is Sexy: She takes on a much more sultry appearance once she discards her robe and shows off her lingerie-eqsue body design.
  • Flowery Elizabethan English: The English translation gives her a Shakespearean manner of speaking befitting a woman of faith to match her extremely formal Japanese.
  • Glasgow Grin: She has a pair of slits next to her otherwise ordinary-looking mouth that are hidden by her helmet, which open to reveal an abnormally wide mouth with razor sharp teeth.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: She uses her healing and repairing abilities to reconvert the dead into loyal cyborg minions, which she uses as meat shields with the excuse that she can just heal them to they can continue to battle ad infinitum. The fact that the powers aren't her own just makes it worse.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: There's not much gore since she is a robot, but the shot of Jinn stomping her head with his boot cuts away to show pieces flying into the air including a cybernetic eye, all but stating he pulped her head in.
  • The Heavy: She is more prominent of a villain in the Guilst arc than its Arc Villain, Illega, and is tied closer to the overall story for holding the real Sister prisoner so she can monopolize her healing powers.
  • Karmic Death: Killed by one of her underlings she utterly treated as disposable (albeit healing him so she can keep doing it).
  • The Medic: She has the ability to heal wounds and repair machinery. It's actually stolen from the real Sister Ivry.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Once Sister Ivry is freed, she promptly kicks the crap out of the fake Sister while ranting about breaking her, rebuilding her and breaking her again for stealing her power. It's only due to the Chornophange about to overcome the planet that Ivry can't act on that threat.
  • Nun Too Holy: She takes the apperence of a nun and resides in a church, but she's actually the ringleader of a gang of mercenaries and thugs.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gets this three times. First when Shiki second gravity shot actually hits her and causes visible damage. Again when she sees the real Sister Ivry now freed from the machine she put her in and utterly pissed to boot. And lastly not shortly afterward when Jinn looms over her, likewise is angered that she tricked him. Considering she used him as a Human Shield while fighting Shiki, is completely justified in her fears.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: She claims to have the ability to inflict this on other people, as she mentions wanting to preserve Shiki and the gang's corpses and "fixing" them into soldiers.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In-Universe. Witch notes that Sister as she first appears to Shiki and the gang looks nothing like the one she remembers, despite the two having the same identification code (i.e., name). It's later revealed that she's impersonating the real Sister Ivry, who she keeps imprisoned in the Rogue Out base.

    Jinn 
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A cyborg ninja who uses Wind Ether Gear.


  • Badass Cape: He walks around with a dark, tattered cape that covers most of his mechanized body, and gives him an imposing look.
  • Blow You Away: His Ether Gear involves using wind to slice opponents, boost his speed, and teleport.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He has sunken, "evil" eyes, which Labilia lampshades.
  • Cyber Ninja: He's a Cyborg with a 60% mechanical body mass who refers to his attacks as "ninjutsu".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It turns out that the main reason he follows "Sister" is because he was hoping she'd use her healing powers to help his own little sister, Kleene.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He questions why Shiki would go out of his way to save the lives of innocent bystanders in the middle of a fight, right after he himself puts those bystanders at risk.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: Similar to Shiki, he has his own Ether Gear style called "Skymech Ninjutsu Attack".
  • Love Is a Weakness: He sees no need to form connections with the "hearts" of others, seeing people as obstacles that need eliminating.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a Cyber Ninja mercenary who uses Ether Gear, which technically making him a wizard as well.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The guy's default expression is a cold, piercing glare.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • He stops Ganoff from needlessly torturing Rebecca after they've captured her to be added to Illega's collection because it would damage the "merchandise".
    • When Sister orders him to find and kill Illega, he questions the wisdom of doing so since, for all his slimey ways, customers with pockets as deep as Illega's aren't easy to find. Sister simply replies they're taking everything Illega owns.
  • Razor Wind: His Windstorm Slash is an X-shaped wind attack that's sharp enough to cut through solid concrete.
  • Rocket Punch: He can detach his arm at will and fire it at his opponents via remote control.
  • The Sociopath: By his own admission, he has no need for a "heart" or friends, and doesn't care about how his targets feel about being kidnapped against their will. The one person he cares for is his younger sister, Kleene, for whom he knowingly commits terrible deeds on Sister's behalf in exchange for her help in healing her, only to kill "Sister" upon finding out that she is an impostor.
  • Uncertain Doom: Despite Shiki's statement that they will settle their rivalry another day when a Chronophage comes to Guilst, Jinn is last seen staying behind to kill the fake Sister instead of fleeing immediately, leaving it unknown whether or not he leaves in time to avoid getting erased.
  • Villain Teleportation: He has the power to vanish into thin air when retreating.

    Ganoff 
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A long-necked alien armed with an assault rifle.


  • Dirty Old Man: He appears to be roughly middle-aged, but he shows how depraved he is by reaching down to her waist while wrapping his arm around Rebecca's shoulder and reaching down to her waist while fondling the chain around her neck and telling her to "shake that booty and kneel like a good girl". Unlike most of Mashima's characters, it's not Played for Laughs and ends up traumatizing Rebecca.
  • Jerkass: He's an unpleasant, lecherous, and morally bankrupt alien who enjoys his job of selling off innocent young women as slaves.
  • Humanoid Alien: The only thing that sets him apart from a regular human is his abnormally long neck.
  • Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care the slightest about whether or not the "merchandise" (i.e., human slaves) he delivers to Illega gets "damaged", threatening bodily harm when he's annoyed or looking to entertain himself.
  • More Dakka: His one manner of fighting is unloading a whole clip of bullets and shooting up everything around himself.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: He bails the instant he hears a Chronophage is on its way to the planet, leaving "Sister" to Jinn's mercy.
  • Uncertain Doom: He's last seen running to flee Guilst to avoid getting erased by the Chronophage, though it isn't shown whether or not he succeeds.

    Mosco 

Digitalis

A virtual planet that houses the fully-immersive fantasy MMORPG Rogue Fantasia. However, the game was abandoned after its characters gained sentience, eventually forming their own society.

    In General 
  • And I Must Scream: One NPC fully recalls the "nightmare" of only being able to say pre-programmed dialogue and finding solace whenever players were fortunate enough to unlock new things for him to say.
  • Cyberspace: Digitalis is both a virtual reality and a real planet where players must "dive" (i.e., upload their minds) to interact with it.
  • Double Meaning: The name "Digitalis" is both the name of a genus of plant, and an allusion to the planet's nature as a digital world.
  • Gender Bender: Players can make their Digital Avatar the opposite sex if they so choose.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Originally, bosses could only be fought and every NPC would only have about one or two lines of dialogue. Eventually, their AI began evolving into what is now a sprawling world of freethinking people almost indistinguishable from ordinary humans.
  • No Fair Cheating: Anyone who tries tampering with the programming will result in their account getting banned from the game. Unfortunately, this doesn't cover players who hack others' accounts to benefit themselves or any other third person.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Similar to robots, the planet's digital lifeforms are generally disregarded as clusters of data rather than fully sentient beings that can think and feel. As such, they are subject to acts of senseless violence and cruelty, or at least total indifference, on the account that they're "just data".
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Because players have to upload their minds into the planet, getting killed in Rogue Fantasia results in their actual deaths in the real world.

    Trollburglar 
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A friendly monster who serves as an event boss near the town of Crysta. He's known as "Burgle" for short.


  • Affectionate Nickname: One of the girls in Crysta calls him "Burgle" for short after he helps defend the town, which he takes a liking to.
  • Corner of Woe: He starts sulking when Weisz says he doesn't care that he accidentally spoiled the plot of his own event.
  • Dub Name Change: He's called a "Shinobi Troll" in Japanese, with shinobi either being another word for "ninja" or "sneak thief". This affects his nickname, where he's called "Shino-chan".
  • Eye Scream: One of the Magical Beast Army's arrows hits him in the eye while he's Taking the Bullet for the town.
  • Face of a Thug: He may be a terrifying monster whom players are tasked with defeating, but he would ordinarily be revealed in an in-game Plot Twist to be Good All Along, and is an absolute sweetheart besides.
  • Gentle Giant: He's roughly twice Shiki's size at a bare minimum, but he is kindhearted and uses his girth to defend.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: His backstory designates him as the guardian spirit of Crysta who is mistaken for an evil monster by the townsfolk. That changes when he defends the town from Jamilov and the Magical Beast Army.
  • Taking the Bullet: He heroically shields the people of Crysta from the Magical Beast Army's crossbows with his bulky body.
  • Verbal Tic: He ends his Japanese sentences with the archaic de gozaru verb form, while in English, he tacks "-eth" at the ends of his verbs.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: The English translation gives him the habit of ending certain words with "-eth", including nouns.

    Guiron 
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The commander of the Magical Beast Army. Ordinarily a sub-boss, he is reprogrammed by Jamilov to follow his orders.


  • Bad Boss: His Establishing Character Moment shows him turning a subordinate into a bloody stain after landing on top of him.
  • Berserk Button: He gets peeved when someone brings up the fact that he's just a side-character without a backstory, something he admits he's very insecure about.
  • Bird People: He's an avian monster with the build of a Winged Humanoid and talons for feet.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He demeans the Trollburglar for being a mere sub-boss, but gets defensive when the Trollburglar retorts he's also a sub-boss, and not a very interesting one at that.

Newton

A planet that is home to brilliant scientists.

    Dr. Müller (SPOILERS) 
The head scientist of Müller Royal Laboratories, and a key figure in Hermit's past.
  • Ax-Crazy: After destroying Hook, he reveals himself as a cruel and sadistic maniac who takes great pleasure in torturing and massacring robots.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He presents himself as a kind and humble friend to bots so they can help him in his plan to destroy Planet Hook and its entire bot population.
  • Evil Gloating: Once Hook has been blown to smithereens, he drops the "kind old man" facade to celebrate and rub Hermit's responsibility for helping him in her face.
  • Evil Luddite: Downplayed. As a scientist and technician, he fully embraces machines that can help advance humanity. Rather, it's the machines who look and act like robots he despises, and he's made it his goal to wipe them out of the cosmos.
  • Evil Old Folks: He is an old, robot-hating bastard who tricks Hermit into helping him build a Doomsday Device to obliterate a nearby bot planet, then keeps her alive to experiment on her.
  • False Friend: He's the first human friend Hermit ever made—all the easier for him to use her intellect against robot-kind.
  • Fantastic Racism: He can't stand the sight of "living" machines that look and act like people, calling them garbage and viewing them as a mockery of humanity. This fuels his decision to blow up Hook, a planet neighboring his own.
  • Gag Nose: Among his more distinct features is his cartoonishly long nose.
  • Hate Sink: Irredeemably evil, sadistic, manipulative, responsible for robot genocide and poor Hermit's initial broken state.
  • I Lied: His whole spiel about saving machines and how mankind mutually relies on them is all a cover to gain Hermit's sympathy. Simply put, he despises robots to his core.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For building a planet destroyer among other things, the military has him imprisoned.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He tricked the naïve Hermit to obtain her full cooperation in a project to create an ether accelerator, claiming it would save Planet Hook where its ether was supposedly running low. The truth was he wanted to destroy Planet Hook merely because it was a planet of robots.
  • Planet Destroyer: He lead a project to build a Doomsday Device in order to destroy a planet inhabited by robots.
  • Sadist: He gets disgustingly sick enjoyment out of subjecting poor Hermit to Cold-Blooded Torture for two years straight.
  • Sinister Schnoz: His long nose should have been the first hint that he was up to no good despite acting friendly.
  • Smug Snake: He wholly believes himself and the human race to be better than robots in every way, and is disgusted by the existence of machines built to imitate his "superior" race.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's impossible to talk about him without giving away that he's the main catalyst to Hermit's belief that Humans Are Bastards.

Sun Jewel

Government

    Madame Kurenai 

Madame Kurenai

Debut: Chapter 50

Homeworld: Oedo, Sakura Cosmos

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The highest authority and overseer of Sun Jewel. Once a lowly prisoner in the planet's labor district who fell into insurmountable debt at the casinos, she rose to power after taking advantage of Valkyrie's kindness to start anew. She is willing to use every resource and weapon at her disposal in the name of filling her bottomless wallet.


  • Anti-Magic: Her Kurenai Dragoon has an Ether coating that nullifies all Ether-based effects, making it impossible for Shiki to change its weight, and making his Gravity Fist about as effective as any normal punch on metal. Shiki only manages to make a dent in the armor by shutting off his Ether Gear the moment his Gravity Fist connects, busting up his hand in the process.
  • Arc Villain: She is the main antagonist of the Sun Jewel arc, as the one in charge of the planet and everything that goes wrong there, including why Valkyrie left Homura in the first place, and why Valkyrie is dead.
  • The Baroness: At one point, she's found letting off steam by walking a naked, masked man on a leash—presumably the same man whose face she'd burned off for touching hers.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's a beloved public icon on Sun Jewel, but when in private, she shows her true colors as a deranged, greedy, sadistic woman. How much of "sheep" facade was true when she was younger is more ambiguous, as she gave off the impression of a pitiful and humble woman who desperately wanted to reunite with her family. While she claims this she took advantage of Valkyrie's sympathy to escape and achieve her selfish dreams of wealth and power, she reportedly came crawling to Drakken Joe to get it started.
  • Black Widow: How she rose to power in the first place: she legally married the original ruler, Baron Mordo, and then killed him to take his place.
  • The Caligula: A total madwoman who is also the most influential person on the planet, inflicting grevious harm on workers and criminals to satisfy her own twisted desires for wealth and human suffering.
  • Collared by Fashion: Wears a fanciful collar with a decorative butterfly on the center.
  • Crocodile Tears: She cries in front of Valkyrie to make her promise to return to her family in exchange of being freed from slavery all the more convincing when she actually never had the intention of keeping her part of the deal.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The extreme laws on Sun Jewel are reflected perfectly through Kurenai herself, who disfigures an interviewee simply for touching her face without permission, and decides to completely wipe out the entire labor district—her primary source of income—when it ceases to be lucrative on account of her prisoners working themselves to exhaustion.
  • Dub Name Change: Zig-Zagged. Her moniker in Japanese is Kurenai Fujin, which translates to "Crimson Lady". Kodansha's translation only partially changes the name to "Madame Kurenai".
  • Evil Gloating: She continues to gloat over tricking Valkyrie years after the fact, especially since Valkyrie sacrificed her own freedom under the impression that Kurenai would reunite with her daughter, Homura, as if Kurenai actually cared about her.
  • Evil Matriarch: On top of being an evil slave driver who rejoices in inflicting pain to others for little to no reason, she also turns out to have a child: Homura, one of the main heroes of the series.
  • Evil Overlord: She's the tyrannical ruler of the casino planet Sun Jewel. She makes the citizens worship her like a goddess and sends the people who engage in violence, including in self-defense, to the labor district so they mine valuable ore for her. When her slaves start a rebellion against her, her answer is to Nuke 'em.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: She is the viper to Valkyrie's farmer. Upon finding Kurenai practically drowning in debt, Valkyrie decided to take her place in the labor district so she could escape the planet undetected and finally return to her family. Rather than take up that offer, Kurenai crawled to the top of Sun Jewel's hierarchy, usurped the corrupt Baron Mordo, and unleashed a swarm of deadly Stones onto the labor district for the workers to slay and make herself even richer, resulting in Valkyrie sacrificing herself to save the workers.
  • The Gambling Addict: When she first came to Sun Jewel with dreams of striking it rich, she wound up amassing a debt of over 44 million metals at the casinos. If that weren't enough, she never truly learns from this lesson when Valkyrie gave her an easy escape, as she tries to swindle Drakken Joe out of all of his money over the Edens Zero.
  • Given Name Reveal: "Madame Kurenai" is just a thin alias. Her true name is Kurenai Kōgetsu; hearing it for the first time is what leads to Homura's realization that Madame Kurenai is her mother.
  • A God Am I: She has a severe enough god complex to call the planet's satellite-induced executions a form of "divine retribution", and has an army of Mecha-Mooks designed in the style of angelic soldiers. As Drakken Joe gladly says to her face, however, she's anything but divine.
  • Greed: Her defining characteristic. As far as she's concerned, as long as she makes a profit, it doesn't matter who dies or what gets destroyed in the process.
  • Hate Sink: She's a sadistic female who takes pleasure in punishing people as she does to a poor model whom she had summoned for an interview just because he touched her without permission. Moreover, she abandoned her own daughter without a second thought for money, tricked Valkyrie to free herself from slavery, and is the main cause of Valkyrie's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Hates Being Touched: More accurately, she hates being touched without consent. The man who mistakes her for a High-Class Call Girl learns this the hard way when she burns his face in return.
  • Humongous Mecha: Her personal Knight Gear, the Kurenai Dragoon, which is significantly larger and bulkier than Sibir's Knight Gear, and sturdy enough to withstand Shiki's Ether Gear without a scratch.
  • Insistent Terminology: She doesn't simply pass "judgment" on criminals when vaporizing them with her Kill Sat; in her lingo, it's "divine retribution".
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Sun Jewel's original ruler treated her as little more than a slave like the rest of the labor district's prisoners, especially the women. When the opportunity arose to take power from him, she eagerly took it by marrying and then killing him. Sadly for the labor district, this is little comfort as she turns out to be more vile and insane than he ever was.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: She dresses as a traditional Japanese noblewoman. This makes since as she came from Oedo, same as Homura.
  • Lack of Empathy: She freely rampages through the rich sector of Sun Jewel in her Humongous Mecha, cackling about how much fun she's having rather than paying any mind to any civilians.
  • Lady of War: She gives off the aura of a Yamato Nadeshiko, but wears powered gauntlets prepped to defend herself or inflict torture on unsuspecting victims at any moment, and openly faces Shiki in combat when he threatens to beat the crap out of her.
  • Mask of Sanity: Under normal circumstances, she gives off the impression of a perfectly composed Yamato Nadeshiko. Beneath that mask, however, is a deeply disturbed woman with sadomasochistic tendencies and a severe god complex.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kurenai" is Japanese for "crimson", and she has a certain fondness of turning people that color, whether it's vaporizing them and leaving a deep red stain on the floor, or just straight-up burning their flesh.
  • Never My Fault: She's completely detached to the suffering of those she sends to the labor district, declaring she's done absolutely nothing to earn their hatred.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: She's extremely opportunistic when it comes to getting her hands on something another villain wants. Case in point, when Drakken Joe offers a modest cut of 30% of the profits for her help finding the Edens Zero, she accepts the deal with the full intent of double-crossing him, saying she never accepts less than 100%. Of course, Drakken proves to have anticipated this.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: In her own words, Valkyrie didn't "save" her from the labor district; she simply saw an opportunity to escape and "allowed her to be useful".
  • Parental Neglect: She abandoned her family to strike it rich, leaving her only child to believe she left to provide money for them.
  • Power Fist: She wears a gauntlet on her hand that can emit enough power to scar a person's face and perform a Punch Catch on a furious Shiki, who'd otherwise send her flying.
  • Rags to Riches: She came from a poor village and wound up in huge debt to Sun Jewel's original ruler, Baron Mordo, leading her to be treated as little more than a slave. Within two years, however, she took advantage of Valkyrie's kindness to break free, weaseling up her way up to become the Baron's wife and killing him, becoming the undisputed richest and most influential person on the planet.
  • Real Name as an Alias: Her actual given name is "Kurenai", which means "crimson". This is somewhat Lost in Translation, as the alias "Madame Kurenai" is Kurenai Fujin in Japanese, meaning "Crimson Lady". So when people refer to her by her alias, it's just a phrase to them with no significant meaning until it's discovered Homura's mother is named Kurenai and was living on Sun Jewel when Valkyrie found her.
  • Red Baron: In Japanese, she is known on Sun Jewel as Kurenai Fujin (紅婦人), which means "Crimson Lady".
  • Rich Bitch: She ruins the lives of people on the planet who defy her by forcing them to spend their lives mining valuable ore for her.
  • Sadist: It doesn't get any more evident than when she gleefully disfigures a model's face because he touched her without her consent. His pleas for her not to do it because he makes a living off of his face only make her want to do it more.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Mocks Shiki for being one of many "brats" that sully the universe with "delusions" like Androids Are People, Too. Shiki fires back that he doesn't see an adult like her making life any better for others.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Upon rising to power, she unleashes an entire horde of Stones onto the labor district to test their usefulness, which would have completely devastated the entire sector had Valkyrie not intervened. Then, once the district's productivity has been completely run into the ground, she decides to raze the entire sector with her Kill Sat. Her Villainous Breakdown also prompts her to hop into her Humongous Mecha to fight Shiki, whom she was perfectly capable of fighting one-on-one.
  • The Usurper: She married the former ruler of Sun Jewel and then murdered him to take control over the planet.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The people of the rich sector revere her as a divine being, but she's nothing more than a sadistic woman who takes pleasure in punishing people for petty crimes.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After spending the whole arc all high and mighty, her smug confidence begins breaking down when Drakken Joe hijacks her Oculus Kurenai as "interest" for an earlier loan.

    Ward 

Ward

Debut: Chapter 52

Madame Kurenai's personal attendant.


  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: His response to seeing Kurenai burn the face of a man applying for a job interview is to wearily shake her head and remind her that was the last one.
  • Number Two: He reports directly to Madame Kurenai and operates her Oculus Kurenai, but doesn't do any hands-on work like the Zaiten Three.

Zaiten Three

    In General 
Madame Kurenai's triad of personal enforcers.
  • Dub Name Change: Downplayed. The team's Japanese name is Sanzaiten, which roughly means "Three Sin Devas"; Kodansha translates the "Three" part, but leaves the "Zaiten" unchanged. This is unusual compared to its members' titles, where Kodansha uses both their Japanese and the English approximation "X of Heaven".
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: They have their share of quirks, but they pose a big enough challenge that Shiki can't take them out as easily as previous enemies.
  • Red Baron: Each of the three has his own personal title reflecting his weapon or fighting style: Benzaiten Garrot, the Scourge of Heaven; Kenzaiten Nino, the Fist of Heaven; and Fuzaiten Baku, the Ax of Heaven.

    Garrot 

Garrot

Debut: Chapter 51

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The warden of Sun Jewel's labor district, also known as "Benzaiten Garrot", the "Scourge of Heaven". He's armed with a paralyzing whip that can move wherever he wants.


  • Bullying a Dragon: Despite knowing how dangerous Ether Gear users can be, he actively torments Homura with his brutal displays of disrespect towards Valkyrie while she's paralyzed. When Homura retaliates with her Odin Strike, however, he has the skill to carve his way through it and hogtie her. Unfortunately, he fails to anticipate Valkyrie's sword that Homura knocked into the air until it's too late.
  • Cool Mask: He wears thin metal braces on the upper half of his face.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Garrot's affinity for dead machines has shades of necrophilia, especially Ridiculously Human Robots. The way he licks the dead Robot Girl Valkyrie's face, which looks partially decayed with an exposed eye socket, particularly indicates this.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He is irritable to a fault, which leads him to take his frustrations out on his prisoners.
  • Hate Sink: He proves to be one of the series' most despicable characters through his sickening disrespect of Valkyrie, which he shows by whipping her body in front of a helpless Homura until its head falls off.
  • Jerkass: Compared to Nino, a bona fide Nice Guy and Punch-Clock Villain, and Baku, who is Affably Evil and capable of Villainous Friendship, Garrot is the most cruel, sadistic, and depraved of his team.
  • Kick the Dog: He's introduced kicking a miner who had gotten sick working and needed to rest. Likewise, he repeatedly whips Homura after numbing her legs, showing no interest in Shiki because he's more interested in hurting women. Worst of all, he forces Homura to watch while he licks the dead Valkyrie's face and whips her head so hard that it pops off.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He is implied to fetishize Valkyrie on a regular basis, so he fittingly gets his comeuppance when Homura gets him Impaled with Extreme Prejudice via Valkyrie's sword.
  • Lecherous Licking: He licks his lips when calling Valkyrie a "fine woman". This takes on a much more depraved light when it's revealed Valkyrie is dead, and he licks her partially decayed face in front of an utterly disgusted Homura.
  • Made of Iron: Despite his rather scrawny appearance, he rebounds very quickly after Shiki gives him a face-full of Gravity Fist and "drops" him headfirst from the floor to the ceiling. He does, however, nurse his bruise and complain about how much it hurts after the fact.
  • The Paralyzer: His whip is filled with paralyzants that numb whatever part of its victims' bodies it touches. Some of these paralyzants also come with a delayed effect, which Homura discovers when she's about to come out of her Heroic BSoD and find she can't move.
  • Punny Name:
    • His name is meant to be read like "Garret", but it's written as the alternative spelling of "garrote", a rope used to strangle people.
    • The nickname "Benzaiten" is shared with a Buddhist deity, but it's written here in a way that means "Scourge of Heaven", or more accurately, "Whip Sin Deva".
  • Sadist: He claims to get off on harming others, beautiful women in particular, and can barely contain his excitement towards "breaking" Homura when he finds out she's Madame Kurenai's daughter.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name in Japanese would normally translate to "Garret", but Kodansha opted for the Punny Name "Garrot".
  • Tattooed Crook: He's a morally bankrupt prison warden with tattoos on his arms and face.
  • Wardens Are Evil: He is in charge of the labor district where "criminals" are sent, usually for minor crimes or self-defense, and mercilessly punishes them all when just one of them stands out of line or fails to keep up the pace. This doesn't sit well with his comrades, who frown upon him wasting Madame Kurenai's property.
  • Whip It Good: His Weapon of Choice is a paralyzing whip that can move wherever he wants it to.
  • Xanatos Gambit: He pulls one when he sends Shiki and Homura to the nest of the dangerous Black Rock. If they die, he gets his revenge, but if they're able to kill the as-of-then undefeated monster by some miracle, it would result in a huge payload of metal for Madame Kurenai, meaning it's his win no matter what the outcome.

    Nino 

Nino

Debut: Chapter 53

Ether Gear: Soul Arm

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A famous B-Cuber who covers anime and otaku-related news. He lives a double life as one of the Zaiten Three, also known as "Kenzaiten Nino", the "Fist of Heaven", who uses a form of Ether Gear called Soul Arm to create giant fists of solid Ether.


  • Affably Evil: For someone who works for Madame Kurenai, he's every bit of a Nice Guy as he appears to be on his B-Cube channel, and ends up being genuinely helpful to Rebecca. However, he's still willing to follow orders that would result in the deaths of countless people, if only very reluctantly.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He's known as the "Fist of Heaven" for this very reason, assisted by his floating Ether arms.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a quirky Otaku who lives and breathes everything related to anime, which includes proudly singing and dancing to the theme song of a children's anime in public. He's also a powerful Ether Gear user and one of Madame Kurenai's top three most dangerous enforcers who triggers Rebecca's transformation into an Empowered Badass Normal for her to survive their fight.
  • Catchphrase: "Anime will save the universe." In a bit of irony, he says that when it comes to one of his favorite anime, he actually prefers the manga version.
  • Deer in the Headlights: Rebecca defeats him by appealing to him through their shared love of Wibble Wobble Ruby Bobble, which leaves him mesmerized as he has an Imagine Spot of her wearing her Ruby Cosplay.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: When he confronts Rebecca in the armory, he tries to persuade her to surrender and let him lock the armory to keep the rebels from rioting, and unleashes his Ether Gear only when left with no choice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's the only one of any of Kurenai's men to speak out against her decision to destroy the labor district, both because of the thousands of lives that would be lost, and because it'd be terribly disrespectful to Valkyrie, the one who helped her escape. However, he doesn't bat an eye at Kurenai keeping a Human Pet.
  • Famed In-Story: Like most other B-Cubers in the series, Nino is very popular in the online circle, and is personally known by Labilia, who boasts being known by everyone in the cosmos.
  • Forced into Evil: It's implied during his fight with Rebecca that he's been brainwashed to follow Kurenai's bidding, and is aware of this to some degree. However, while he never outright defies his orders, he is still reluctant to carry them out, and he has enough free will to help people, or at the very least avoid doing harm to them, within those boundaries.
  • Friendly Enemy: While technically on opposing sides to the Edens Zero crew, he decides to help Rebecca out instead of arresting her as ordered after getting taken by her Magical Girl cosplay, but still has no intentions of outright betraying his boss. Unfortunately, this means that when they meet again while he's locking up the armory where Rebecca is on a supply run for La Résistance, they hit an impasse that forces him to them to put their friendship aside to fight. However, despite nearly killing Rebecca (implied to be against his will), they still remain on friendly terms.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: His Ether Gear creates up to four giant, disembodied arms made of solid Ether, and function as both weapons and shields.
  • Just Following Orders: Although he knows working for Kurenai means doing terrible things to people, and can barely buy into his own excuse that they're "criminals" as much as the heroes can, he justifies himself this way because he knows he can't defy his boss without incurring her wrath.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His Ether Gear manifests multiple muscular arms that improve his physical ability.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He is openly hesitant when Kurenai gives the order to suppress the revolt, but eventually complies, unwillingly, when she repeats the order.
  • Nice Guy: He's a personable dude who loves anime, and lends Rebecca a helping hand because of her cosplay as an anime character. He's also the only one in the audience who is completely unamused when Labilia publically humiliates Rebecca, and not simply because Rebecca's cosplay was ruined in the process.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His name and appearance are modeled after real-life German YouTuber Nino Kerl, also known by his username "Ninotaku".
  • Otaku: Nino is a major anime buff who takes every piece of the medium very seriously, including shows aimed at children.
  • Pointy Ears: His pointy ears allude to him being one of the villains, albeit only as a Punch-Clock Villain.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When not carrying out his duties as a member of the Zaiten Three, he's a friendly and approachable B-Cuber who will gladly bend the rules to anyone who shares his interests. He proves to be such a genuinely Nice Guy off duty, in fact, that Rebecca and her friends can't picture him as an enemy.
  • Serious Business: He genuinely believes anime can save the universe, to the point where he covertly defies his orders to take Rebecca in because he was so captivated by her Cosplay of a children's anime character.
  • Token Good Teammate: Deconstructed. Nino is the one person on Madame Kurenai's side who is a genuinely good person, demonstrated when he actively helps Rebecca under orders to capture her, actively tries to dissuade Kurenai from wiping out the labor district, and doesn't lift a finger against Shiki while his comrades are fighting to defend their boss. However, that still doesn't change the fact that he's one of Kurenai's minions, and he has no intentions to defy her, which means he ends up having to fight the heroes when he's stuck without an excuse to avoid violence.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He resolves to battle Rebecca—whom he'd already befriended by this point—when they become stuck at an impasse, and is all but stated to have nearly killed her before she awakens her Ether Gear to fight back.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: During his fight with Rebecca, she reaches out by saying she knows he's a good person deep down, and encourages him to start saving the universe by helping save the people of Sun Jewel.

    Baku 

Baku

Debut: Chapter 55

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An axe-wielding lion alien who boasts incredible speed, also known as "Fuzaiten Baku", the "Ax of Heaven".


  • Affably Evil: He gets very zealous when inflicting "divine punishment" on Madame Kurenai's foes, but he's otherwise fairly laid-back and considerate towards his teammates.
  • An Axe to Grind: Carries a massive labrys axe on his back, which is also the source of his nickname. He can also generate Ether shockwaves with it.
  • Beast Man: He's a giant alien with huge tusks and a face that vaguely looks like a lion.
  • The Brute: Contrasting the other officers under Kurenai, he's the biggest, largest and meanest-looking, reflected by his weapon of choice, an ax.
  • Covert Pervert: When he sees Kurenai walking a Human Pet, he bluntly express his wish to be her pet himself.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Serves the morally bankrupt Kurenai, and has two massive tusks jutting out of his mouth.
  • Gonk: Considering the fact that he's a lion-man, his face has grotesque proportions.
  • Lightning Bruiser: On top of being a huge, bulky alien with incredible strength and the durability to withstand Shiki's attacks, he also boasts having Super Speed.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a comically small hat resembling a mitre on the top of his head.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Scolds Garrot for torturing prisoners at his leisure, calling them Kurenai's "property".
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: One moment, Garrot is alone, complaining that he should have killed Shiki and Homura on the spot. The next one, Baku is standing behind him, scolding him for hurting Kurenai's property.
  • The Stoic: He has a scowling face no matter what he says. He does, however, become Not So Stoic when zealously inflicting "divine punishment" on his foes, and when he's shocked by Arsenal (Weisz) calling him "Baron von Lion".
  • Super Speed: He can move at incredible speeds, which makes him a Lightning Bruiser with his bulk. This is showcased during his fight with Shiki when Baku overtakes him despite Shiki getting a head start.
  • Sword Beam: His Sonic Blade technique creates blades of Ether with a swing from his battleaxe. However, they're useless against Weisz's Arsenal Suit, which has high enough Ether coating to negate the effect.
  • Villainous Friendship: Although it appears to be one-sided, he thinks fondly enough of Garrot to send him a message in person rather than over the comm system just because he wanted to see him, putting a hand on his shoulder while doing it.

Valkyrie's Army

    In General 
A resistance movement of Valkyrie's followers from the Labor District who oppose Madame Kurenai's tyranny.
  • La Résistance: They were inspired by Valkyrie to take a stand against Madame Kurenai, but they don't make their move until they learn Homura is Kurenai's daughter and try to get her to join their ranks.

    Paul 

Paul

Debut: Chapter 50

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A professional thief and Valkyrie's self-proclaimed disciple whom she met on Sun Jewel. He uses a form of Ether Gear called Steal Hand, which allows him to teleport objects as far as 10 centimeters, which is effective for stealing. He has a robotic bird called Flappy that serves as his eyes and ears on the planet.


  • Acrofatic: He moves surprising fast despite his chubby body.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He and Rebecca arrive just in time to help Shiki and Homura save from Black Rock.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's introduced sitting in a zen pose on his head, but he's surprisingly competent and his powers aren't just for show.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Steal!"
  • Cool Pet: Owns a mechanical bird he uses to keep an eye on the surroundings.
  • Dirty Old Man: He seems to be middle-aged man, and is a shameless Panty Thief.
  • Gonk: He's rather fat and has a comically large head with swollen cheeks.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Ether Gear allows him to call istantly to his hand any object in a radius of 10 centimeters. This very power allows him to remove Shiki and Homura's collars with ease.
  • Hero-Worshipper: He very clearly idolizes Valkyrie and is reduced to tears by the end of recounting how she died to save so many innocents.
  • Impossible Theft: What his Ether Gear allows him to do. As he demonstrates, they're perfect for stealing underwear.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Flappy can only communicate through tweets and chirps, though Paul can understand him just fine.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: He's rarely seen far apart from his bird, Flappy, who is also a robot.
  • Panty Thief: He uses his Steal Hand to swipe Rebecca's panties, calling them "spoils of war".
  • Perpetual Frowner: Always wears a grim expression.
  • Sticky Fingers: He's such a chronic thief that he was sent to Sun Jewel's labor district for it.
  • Spy Cam: Flappy has one in his oversized left eye, which lets Paul observe what happens outside the labor district.
  • The Stoic: He acts as the serious, straight-faced type of guy.
  • Teleportation: His Ether Gear, Steal Hand, works by instantly teleporting objects within a 10cm radius into his hands.

Others

Elsie's Crew

    In General 
  • Cool Ship: The Skull Fairy is a gargantuan battleship with its prow resembling the head of a dragon.
  • Mythology Gag: The ship's name harkens back to the Fairy Tail series, especially considering its captain is an Expy of one of its main characters. Their Jolly Roger also distinctly resembles the Fairy Tail guild emblem turned 90 degrees counterclockwise.
  • Space Pirates: They're mostly made up of realistic Type 1 pirates who plunder ships and sell off their goods to the highest bidder. Their captain, however, embodies the romanticized Type 2 pirate.

    Elsie Crimson 
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A dreaded pirate infamous for conquering the Seven Cosmic Seas. She is familiar with the Demon King, and has been in fierce pursuit of Shiki for one reason or another.


  • Actually a Doombot: When Shiki finally confronts her on the Skull Fairy, it turns out to be a Kawpicatt mimicking her form, with the real one hiding on her fleet nearby.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Despite coming to be on friendly terms with Shiki and his friends, it's hard to peg her as a good guy, either, since she is still a feared outlaw who heartily laughs that she was "half-joking" about selling them off into slavery on Guilst.
  • Arch-Enemy: She is the personal nemesis of Justice from the Interstellar Union Army.
  • Bad Boss: She shows shades of this, threatening to cut a subordinate in two for shouting.
  • Badass Cape: Her big, black cape oozes authority and power.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She says that she lives for plundering and war about as casually as trying to remember the time.
  • The Dreaded: She has such a fearsome reputation that nearly everyone in Shooting Starlight tries to avoid her, and the very thought of her causes Rebecca to shudder uncontrollably with terror. Reputation aside, however, she turns out to be a very personable pirate.
  • Expy: Her name, appearance, and title are all modeled after Erza Scarlet. She's also missing her right eye, mirroring Erza's artificial right eye.
  • Evil Redhead: She is a crimson-haired beauty who also happens to be a dastardly Space Pirate.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one across her right eye, adding to her imposing appearance.
  • Good All Along: At least in relation to the main characters. Elsie is introduced as a threatening presence who's in pursuit of Shiki. After the confrontation with the alien mimicking her, it's revealed she's a friend of the Demon King who just wants to deliver his spaceship to Shiki.
  • First-Name Basis: She is one of the few people who addresses the Demon King solely by his real name, Ziggy, alluding to their good friendship.
  • Flaunting Your Fleets: She shows off the entire fleet of pirate ships she has at her disposal when Shiki has reservations about taking the Skull Fairy, which he assumes to be her only ship.
  • Lovable Rogue: She might be the biggest outlaw in the cosmos, but she is an honorable pirate and a loyal friend of the Demon King, which puts her on good terms with Shiki.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name matches the color of her hair.
  • Noble Demon: She is shown to acknowledge others for their accomplishments when she applauds Weisz's skill as a pilot for breaking past the spacetime wall surrounding Norma, but also undercuts him for getting caught in her Tractor Beam so easily.
  • Red Baron: She is known as the "Armored Space Pirate".
  • Slasher Smile: She flashes one of these while talking about how much she loves to plunder.
  • Troll: She taunts the crew of the Aqua Wing by claiming she's going to capture them and sell them to slavers, then challenges Shiki to duel her when he decides to take her ship. In actuality, she wasn't on the ship to begin with, the versions of her and the crew found there were all Kawpicatts, and she was planning to give him the ship either way; she simply thought to make things more "fun".
  • Warrior Princess: In addition to being a Space Pirate, she is addressed as "Princess" by her crew.

    Jesse 
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A shady young man working as a member of Elsie's crew, but who's later revealed to be more than he lets on.


  • Blinding Bangs: The whole upper half of his face is covered by his hair.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's first seen in the cover of Chapter 1, and makes a few insignificant appearances among Elsie's other crew members, suggesting he may be a member of her crew. It isn't until Chapter 33 that he's revealed to be Amira's fellow government spy.
  • Keigo: In Japanese, he addresses Amira as anego, a polite form of "elder sister" used for actual sisters, or otherwise women who the speaker deeply respects.
  • The Mole: He's actually a GIA agent working to take Elsie down from inside.

Cosmic Government

Interstellar Union Army

The Cosmic Government's fleet.

    In General 
  • Freudian Trio: Justice is the methodical Superego; Victory is the openly expressive Id; and Creed is the Ego who shares both traits.
  • Man in White: The officers have white, robotic-looking suits.
  • Meaningful Name: The three officers shown have very to-the-point names regarding virtuous concepts.
  • Space Navy: They have an entire armada of battleships dedicated to bringing in as few as one particularly dangerous Space Pirate.
  • Space Police: They're an organization of law enforcement officers who work for the Cosmic Government.

    Jaguar 
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A captain in the Interstellar Union Army.


    Justice 
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A humorless officer of the Interstellar Union Army, with a particular determination to bring Elsie Crimson to, uh, justice.


  • Bishōnen: He's the most physically attractive of his fellow officers, and has effeminate, bushy hair.
  • Dull Surprise: His stern expression doesn't change whenever he expresses shock or confusion.
  • Expy: Not readily apparent at first, but activating his Ether Gear changes his hair color and creates distinct markings around his eyes, making him look exactly like Jellal from Fairy Tail, and by extension, Sieg Hart from Rave Master.
  • For Great Justice: It's not just his name, but his entire reason for turning in one of the cosmos's most notorious Space Pirates is to bring down the "hammer of justice".
  • Inspector Javert: He's a noble law enforcer on the prowl for Elsie Crimson, one of the most notorious Space Pirates in the cosmos. However, Elsie turns out to be a quite charming and honorable pirate, making Justice this.
  • Mythology Gag: Given that he and Elsie are Expies of Jellal and Erza from Fairy Tail, respectively, their dynamic turns the one from Fairy Tail on its head: whereas Jellal is a brainwashed terrorist-turned-vigilante who shares a rocky relationship with the noble Erza, Justice is a stern and no-nonsense law enforcer pursuing the roguish Elsie.
  • No Sense of Humor: Victory's jokes about him secretly being in love with Elsie go straight over his head.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He's only ever seen with one facial expression, and that's a disciplined scowl.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His Ether Gear changes his color from pure white to a shade of blue.
  • Power Tattoo: He gets a distinct ether marking around his right eye when he uses his Ether Gear.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He notes that the Chronophage wiping out most of Guilst's population is a tragedy regardless of how the majority of them were Asshole Victims, stating a life is still a life.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: He is unamused when Victory teasingly suggests his Stern Chase of Elsie sounds like something out of a love story.
  • The Stoic: He acts as the serious, straight-faced type of guy.

    Victory 
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  • Ambiguously Brown: He is depicted with dark skin and light hair in the monochromatic images of the manga, but colored art gives him light-brown skin and medium-brown hair.
  • Big Fun: Downplayed. He's the largest and most lighthearted of his direct associates, but he's also confrontational when questioned.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's a heroic law enforcer with a square chin.
  • Perma-Stubble: His chin has a rugged five-o'-clock shadow.
  • Pragmatic Hero: When Creed notes that it's likely less than 10% of Guilst's population managed to get off-world before the Chronophage turned back time, Victory points out most of the population contributed to the Wretched Hive the planet was, and thus not really worth mourning over.
  • Rugged Scar: Has a thin scar running up his right cheek to the top of his nose.
  • Shipper on Deck: He jokingly pairs Justice together with Elsie in spite of the fact that Justice absolutely loathes her.

    Creed 
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Galactic Intelligence Agency (GIA)

    Amira 
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A shapeshifter with the ability to perfectly copy anyone's appearance, personality, and memories.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her Digital Avatar wears a Spy Catsuit with an open front that goes all the way down to her navel, barely covering the outer halves of her bust.
  • Capture and Replicate: She inflicts this on Homura when the Edens Zero crew arrive on Digitalis, hacking the game to make her log into a prison cell so she can take her place. Rather than directly model her Digital Avatar after Homura, however, she chooses the form of a male Warrior Prince and passes it off as another one of Homura's quirks.
  • Cross Player: Rather than directly model her initial virtual avatar at Digitalis after Homura, Amira chooses the form of a male Warrior Prince and passes it off as another one of Homura's quirks. After she's exposed as an impostor, Amira switches to her real female avatar.
  • Eyeless Face: Her face in the real world has no eye sockets.
  • Genius Ditz: She has a ditzy manner of speech, but is also a Master of Disguise who can fool just about anyone.
  • Got Me Doing It: The whole reason she reveals her true identity and abilities is because she was still channeling Homura's "Did I Just Say That Out Loud?" quirk due to mimicking her.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a hair clip shaped like a leaf branch.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: This is her usual manner of speaking in the English translation.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She uses her master of mimicry to take Homura's place in the Edens Zero crew without a hint of suspicion, and tries to make her take the fall for her treachery once she's deemed them to be of no further use.
  • Master of Disguise: She can mimic just about anyone, from their appearance to their behavior and speech patterns.
  • Mega Twintails: Her hair is style into two corkscrew-shaped pigtails.
  • The Mole: She infiltrates the Edens Zero crew on Digitalis by taking Homura's place so she can get close to Jamilov and find Drakken Joe.
  • Morph Weapon: She carries an Ether pistol on Digitalis that can be converted into a sniper rifle. It's unknown if it can also change form in the real world.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Her normal appearance looks exactly like her Digitalis avatar does, except she lacks eyes and has abnormally colored skin with a facial pattern resembling a cracked mirror.
  • Telepathy: She can read others' memories, which helps when it comes to copying others.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Her spy work revolves entirely around her power to perfectly change into whoever she wants.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: At least that's what she says she is, claiming that she imitated Homura to get at the truly vile Drakken Joe, though her actual actions leave something to be desired.
  • Would Hurt a Child: More specifically, she would hurt a fully sentient child made out of data, since it's not like hurting a "real" child anyway.

Oración Seis Galáctica

    In General 
  • Dub Name Change: Unlike the Oración Seis from Rave Master and Fairy Tail, whose are written with kanji but read like a borrowed Spanish phrase, this group's name differs from its Japanese name, which is read strictly in its home language as "Ginga Rokumashō", meaning "Six Galactic Demon Generals".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Their name is Spanish for "Six Galactic Prayers".
  • Mythology Gag: Their English name can be traced back to Rave Masternote , and Fairy Tail after that, while their Japanese name is written similarly to the kanji used in the latter seriesnote . Also like both series, they're an elite sextet of villains who are seen as a significant threat.

Members

    Drakken Joe 
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The man responsible for turning Guilst into the infamous criminal hive it's known for.


  • Diabolus ex Machina: While the Chronophage ironically transformed Guilst into a paradise filled with nature by rewinding time and erasing countless lives, it also unleashed this guy into the cosmos.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first proper introduction comes with him in a "meeting", in other words, a shakedown for money from an establishment where's he's stripped a debtor down to his boxers, made him kneel with a bottle forced into his mouth, and is strangling him.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He is said to be more dangerous than either Illega or Rogue Out, one being a morally bankrupt collector of young women who keeps them petrified as his furniture, and the other being a band of mercenaries who subject potential members to Unwilling Roboticisation. He also proves to be worse than Spider/Jamilov, a bona fide Serial Killer.
  • Evil vs. Evil: He inadvertently provides aid to Shiki and the rest on Sun Jewel by hacking into and taking over Kurenai's Kill Sat and preventing it from firing on the resistance's base of operations. He didn't do it out of the goodness of his heart, just as a means of payback for Kurenai trying to double-cross him.
  • Greed: His primary motivation seems to be getting rich, and the quickest way to get his attention with a scheme is to promise a big payout. He's annoyed at Guilst's destruction by the Chronophage because it was the site of a big part of his business and clientele, which has now forced him to search for new stomping grounds.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Even more than Jamilov, as he lacks the latter's Large Ham tendencies. He's first introduced inflicting Cold-Blooded Torture to a debtor before breaking the man's jaw.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Though not directly encountered, Drakken is partly responsible for the events of both the Guilst and Digitalis arcs, as he's the man responsible for the existence of the Wretched Hive in the former that allows the likes of Illega to get away with his crimes and is the boss of Arc Villain Spider/Jamilov in the latter. After killing Spider and learning of the existence of the Edens Zero, he's set to become a future full-on Arc Villain in his goal to get the ship for himself.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Shoots Spider an angry glare when Spider cheers for him to kill a debtor. After all, how is he supposed to get his money back from a dead man? Motivating said debtor through Cold-Blooded Torture, on the other hand...
  • Red Baron: The Dark Alchemist.
  • You Have Failed Me: Has Spider killed after he sullies Drakken's reputation with his incompetence and name dropping Drakken's association with him in the process.

Associates

    Spider / Jamilov 
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A genius hacker, self-proclaimed "chosen player" of Rogue Fantasia, and member of Drakken Joe's crime syndicate. Known as Spider in real life and Jamilov on Digitalis, he uses his hacking expertise to get away with killing NPCs and other players without getting banned.


  • Arc Villain: He's the main villain of the Digitalis arc, where he's found hunting down players and slaughtering NPCs For the Evulz, and generally doing nothing to improve Hermit's sour opinion on humans, which makes Shiki's attempts to recruit her harder.
  • Asshole Victim: He dies practically wetting himself in fear and doesn't even register the hole through his head before he bites it, but considering everything he did on Digitalis to both its inhabitants and the various players, no one will miss him.
  • Ax-Crazy: He thoroughly enjoys killing other players in Rogue Fantasia, which he is completely aware kills them in real life, forcing them to remain logged in so he can savor their final moments. However, he doesn't get the same thrill from killing the fully sentient NPCs since they just crumble away into coding, not that this stops him.
  • Bad Boss: He reprograms Rogue Fantasia enemies into loyal soldiers so he can slaughter them all and farm experience points, and casually feeds them to Maria to turn into ammunition.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Ends up on the receiving end after angering Drakken with his failure.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He lives up his title as a mass murderer.
  • Catchphrase: "They really don't do it for me!"Japanese 
  • The Cracker: An evil hacker who's able to easily take control of the systems of the Edens Zero... at least until Hermit intervenes.
  • Delinquent Hair: His Digital Avatar has a prominent mohawk.
  • Digital Avatar: Jamilov is simply the online persona of Spider, and looks a great deal more terrifying than he does in real life.
  • Dirty Coward: He won't fight unless he either has an unfair advantage or safely at his computer where he can't be reached. The moment when these aren't available to him, he folds like the wimp he is.
  • The Dreaded: He is feared by Rogue Fantasia players and NPCs alike for hacking others' accounts to indulge in his bloodthirsty pleasures without getting banned.
  • Evil Is Petty: Utterly, once his account on Digtialis is blocked and he's permantently kicked out of the game. He hacks the Edens Zero as revenge. But when that is foiled by Hermit, he goes crawling to Joe and whines for him to kill the crew just because he was embrassed by them. Joe has him killed for this reason since some punk hacker getting defeated by some space faring crew he doesn't even know and for the dumbest of reasons is bad for his reputation.
  • Evil Laugh: When cackling about his kills and skills, he belts out a distinctive "Bya ha ha!" It's also how the crew recognizes him in real life.
  • Facial Markings: Jamilov has a veiny pattern running up the right side of his face.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears Opaque Nerd Glasses and is also an established computer hacker and murderer.
  • A God Am I: He considers himself to be a god on Digitalis due to his programming abilities making himself invincible. This leads to his Villainous Breakdown when Hermit proves to be more than a match for him.
  • Gonk: His appearance IRL is basically a stubbier version of his Digital Avatar with tiny eyes, thick lips, and an acne-ridden nose.
  • Griefer: He hacks other players' accounts to retool Rogue Fantasia in his favor, including the "no killing players or NPCs" rule, which gets them banned in his place. The fact that players die in real life if they're killed in-game, and that the NPCs are fully sentient lifeforms, makes him a particularly deadly version of this.
  • Hate Sink: He and his Digital Avatar have such an over-the-top design and casually murders innocent people in front of the heroes' eyes that it's clear he's not someone to be liked.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: He's a psychotic cutthroat who wears a leather jacket with a fur collar.
  • Internet Tough Guy: An in-universe, and fairly literal example, he poses as a ruthless and powerful thug in Digitalis, though he's actually just a lowly, wimpy hacker.
  • Invincible Villain: He is this on Digitalis, anyway, where he uses cheat codes to give himself infinite health, allowing him to take Shiki's hits without a scratch. Once Hermit takes his buffs away, however, he's easy pickings.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Apart from his over-the-top design, his senseless massacre of the town of Crysta is the primary reason why Xiaomei warns the reader that the Digitalis arc will be "exceedingly sadistic".
  • Lean and Mean: He's one of the lankiest and most violently insane characters in the series.
  • Living Weapon: His scythe, Maria, has a mind of its own and can transform into a set of jaws that eat through anything it wants.
  • Loophole Abuse: Any player account caught attacking NPC characters or altering Digitalis's code will be banned for life. However, by spoofing his hacks through other players' accounts, Jamilov can cheat and kill as much as he wants while they get banned in his stead.
  • Mad Eye: Jamilov's right eye bulges slightly more than the left, especially when he's grinning about how wicked evil he is.
  • Maniac Tongue: There's hardly a scene where he lets out a laugh without his pointed tongue dangling out.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: His Slasher Smile is filled to the brim with razor sharp teeth.
  • Narcissist: He egotistically calls himself a "winner" in Rogue Fantasia and IRL, both on account of his hacking expertise. He also brags about working with Drakken Joe, one of the most dangerous warriors in the cosmos, and insists on people calling him the number one hacker in the Sakura Cosmos when Rebecca says he ranks in the top five.
  • Obviously Evil: His Digital Avatar checks off so many standard "evil" character design choices, from his fur-and-leather wardrobe straight down to his jagged physical features. His real-life appearance is less so, and would just make him look like a stereotypical Otaku if he wasn't already established as one of the cruelest and most sadistic enemies the Edens Zero crew have faced.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: In real life, he has thick glasses with an X-marking on the lenses that block out his eyes on all but a few occasions.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His Messy Hair covers his left eye in real life.
  • Red Baron: As a hacker and serial killer, he holds the straight-to-the-point titles of "Mass Murderer Jamilov" on Digitalis and "Genius Hacker Spider" IRL.
  • Sinister Scythe: His Weapon of Choice in Rogue Fantasia is a serrated scythe named Maria, which he can—and does—use to kill. It's also a Living Weapon and can turn into a set of jaws.
  • Sinister Schnoz: He sports a long and pointed nose, and is established right away as a murderous villain. It gets horribly bent out of shape after he suffers Shiki's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Slasher Smile: He never lets up on his twisted smile when gloating about his massacre within the game.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's a member of Drakken Joe's inner circle, and constantly advertises himself as such. In reality, Joe considers him nothing more than tech support, barely remembers him even when reminded, and decides to kill him for his incompetence since it reflects badly on his own reputation.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While he's only around for one arc and swiftly killed off. It's his whining to Joe about taking care of Edens Zero for him that directs Joe's attention to them and ends up starting a domino effect where other antagonists set their sights on the ship.
  • Thin Chin of Sin: Jamilov has metal plates on his chin that emphasize its pointed shape.
  • You Are Already Dead: Subjected to this by Seth to show off his Quick Draw skills. He drops dead before he can fully grasp he's been shot in the head.

    Maria Slime 
A female subordinate of Drakken Joe.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She's working for a notorious crime boss, but she noticeably doesn't care for Spider's lecherous nature or how he tries to touch her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A well-built buxom woman with a beautiful face, good figure, and the clothes to show it off. Spider can barely contain himself around her.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her outfit is noticeably tight all over.

    Seth Anderson 
A gunslinger robot under Drakken Joe.
  • The Gunslinger: He's the Quick Draw type, so fast on the draw he can unholster his gun, shoot someone, and reholster it while they look on in confusion...right before they drop dead from the hole in their head. He's even dressed like a cowboy.
  • Skull for a Head: His head is shaped like a metal skull.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Despite being a robot, he always has a lit cigar in his mouth to go with his cowboy theme.

    Diego Reyes 
An enforcer of Drakken Joe.
  • Malicious Misnaming: The first time he gets Spider's name wrong as "Tick" is him legitimately not remembering his name. The second time after being informed is him not caring.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His face doesn't change much from a frown while talking.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: He wears a striped scarf around his neck, and he's one of the top enforcers of one of the most dangerous men in the Sakura Cosmos.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Not disproportionately so, but his upper body and arms are more muscled than his legs.

Miscellaneous

    Mother 
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A gargantuan female entity larger than any known planet, worshiped by space adventurers as the Goddess of the Cosmos. For reasons unknown to many, she observes events that unfold in the universe, keeping a particularly close eye on Shiki.


  • Eyes Always Shut: Her appearances in the manga and official artwork depict her with her eyes shut.
  • Giant Woman: Exaggerated to one of its most logical extremes; she is supposedly even larger a planet, making the dragon that dwarfs the Aqua Wing look like a firefly in comparison.note 
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: She has an incredibly alluring appearance on top of having a blue- and white-striped face.
  • Make a Wish: According to Xiaomei, Mother has the ability to grant anyone who reaches her their wishes, no matter what they are. Xiaomei received her own oracle powers from her, for starters.
  • Mysterious Watcher: She somehow manages to know what's going on in the universe, and closely observes Shiki's adventure.
  • Physical God: She is viewed as some kind of space goddess by those who know of her.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her big, flowing hair is at least as long as her body. Given her size, that's enough hair to make up an entire nebula.
  • Reclining Reigner: Whatever her alignment or role in the universe is, she can be seen lounging casually on a throne of planetoids.
  • Sensual Spandex: She seems to be wearing some manner of skintight spandex that leaves very little of her body to the imagination. Given that its color matches her skin, it's hard to tell where the exposed skin ends and the outfit begins.
  • Shrouded in Myth: No one knows who she is, how she was born, or why she exists. Given what little anybody knows of her beyond what she looks like, many doubt she even exists and tend to disbelieve anyone claims to have met her. Xiaomei confirming her existence to Shiki and the crew leaves them stunned beyond belief, especially Weisz.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Aquamarine hair, which adds to her otherworldly appearance.

    Xiaomei 
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A mysterious girl who can see the wall between fiction and reality. She's the self-described narrator of the story.


  • Anime Chinese Girl: She has the standard Chinese name and a Qipao.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She always speaks with a polite smile, including while warning the reader about the story's more "sadistic" elements.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: It's immediately shown that she's a barefooter. When meeting her at Mildian's Temple of Knowledge, the first requirement is to remove your socks and shoes.
  • Flower in Her Hair: A flower decorates the right side of her hair.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: She's the only character who speaks directly to the reader within the story.
  • Greek Chorus: She comments on the story by directly cluing the reader in to what direction it's heading in.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: She loves watching battles since the outcome of a battle is the one thing she can't predict with certainty. The way she gets hearts in her eyes and drools while watching fights in her coliseum shows just how much she enjoys it.
  • The Omniscient: As an oracle, it's said that there's nothing she can't reveal to those she chooses to give divinations for. The twos restrictions to her omniscience is that she can't predict the outcomes of battles, which she considers a blessing, and she cannot tell or know where Mother specifically is (as that is the price she paid for receiving the powers from Mother in the first place).
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her Qipao completely exposes her shoulders and travels down to her hips in a V-shape.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Her omniscience is something that was given to her by Mother.

Creatures

    Chronophage 
A cosmic entity that passes through the universe and devours the "time" of planets.
  • Beast of the Apocalypse: Any world caught in a Chronophage's path will suffer a planetary level Class Z, and nothing can stop it. It's indicated that the only way to save oneself is to get out of the creature's way.
  • Dub Name Change: They are known as Tokihami in Japanese, which roughly means "time eater" in much the same way as "Chronophage".
  • Eldritch Abomination: Their nature and abilities are completely alien. An image of one feeding on a planet only reveals a strange, vaguely draconic shape. Another appears in the Guilst arc with more defined traits, depicted as a being of swirling energy larger than any planet, with its only discernible feature being a gaping maw full of sharp teeth.
  • Meaningful Name: The word "Chronophage" literally means "time eater".
  • Spacetime Eater: They devour the time of planets they visit, effectively rewinding those planets to an earlier state. The only thing that remains of the planet's original form becomes a cloud-like energy field called a "spacetime wall", which makes leaving the planet impossible for all but the most skilled pilots.

    Dragons 
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Gargantuan creatures that soar through the cosmos like comets. Countless dragons swarm in a hazardous region of space bordering the Sakura Cosmos called Dragonfall.


    Kawpicatt S4 
Mimetic alien parasites that copy the appearances of humans. They're considered to be a nuisance due to their tendency to infest ships.
  • Combat Tentacles: Their forearms can change into tentacles that extend and secrete adhesive slime to attack and ensnare their victims.
  • Dub Name Change: Their name is a close approximation of the Japanese name Nīteru, which is a pun on the word niteru, meaning "similar-looking".
  • Octopoid Aliens: Shiki thinks they're some kind of space octopus going by their tentacle limbs, though when one reverts to its actual form, it's a small, slimy oculothorax.
  • Punny Name: "Kawpicatt" is a corruption of the word "copycat", suiting their nature as mimickers.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: The Kawpicatts' default form is that of a tiny little Blob Monster with a single eye.
  • Shapeshifting: They can mimic the appearance of humans using traces of DNA. Once incapacitated, they revert to their base forms.
  • Skull for a Head: The Kawpicatt mimicking Elsie has a terrifying skull face with Glowing Eyes of Doom.
  • Zombie Gait: They slowly shamble around like zombies, though their Combat Tentacles help pick up the slack with their elasticity and long reach.

    Nikora 
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A species of "dog" aliens that can be found just about anywhere in Blue Garden.


  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Just like in any fictional universe, they're called "dogs" even though they don't remotely look like them.
  • Expy: Just like in Fairy Tail, their appearance is based on Plue from Rave Master. Their species name is also the same as it is in Fairy Tail.
  • Servant Race: At least one diner Shiki, Rebecca, and Happy visit is run entirely by Nikora waiters and chefs.
  • Supreme Chef: The Nikora that run the Diner Fairy's on Blue Garden are quite famous for their delicacies, such as cureberry chicken.

    Turn-to-Timonium 
A breed of noble "white horse" (actually a purple rabbit-like creature) that players of Rogue Fantasia can add to their parties on Digitalis. They are known as "Tantimo" for short.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": He's supposedly a horse, if a horse was actually a giant, head-wagging rabbit with frog lips.
  • Expy: Like Nikora/Plue, he is exported directly from Rave Master, where he served as the Rave Warriors' "carriage horse" in their search for the Rave stones, which his in-game backstory also alludes to.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Tantimo's Japanese name is unchanged from how it's spelled in Rave Master, "Tanchimo", but is nonetheless changed here.

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