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    Shiki Granbell 

Shiki Granbell

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima, Yurie Kozakai (child)

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"I don't follow your rules. My friend is more important. And I'm not some hero fighting for justice... If you hurt my friends...I'll show you the kind of Demon King I can be!!"

The adoptive grandson of Demon King Ziggy, and the sole human inhabitant of Planet Granbell, where he was raised in an abandoned theme park run by robots. He gets swept up on a space-faring adventure with Rebecca and Happy to explore new worlds across the cosmos and make as many friends as he can along the way, but a lifetime without human contact has left his social skills somewhat lacking. To overcome this, he has made it his life's goal to find the legendary goddess Mother, using the Edens Zero—his birthright from his late grandfather—to do it.

The Ether Gear Shiki inherited from Ziggy, Satan Gravity, lets him alter gravity for himself or any person or object he chooses. This affords him a wide range of skills such as making things lighter or heavier, running across walls, sliding down floors, "falling" up and sideways through the air, hurling compressed gravity bullets, and crashing into his enemies like a comet.
  • Accidental Pervert: He occasionally gets into compromising situations with Rebecca and Homura, such as unintentionally looking up Rebecca's skirt when she's Going Commando nonetheless, or is politely told by Homura to look away when they're having a genuine bonding moment while she's bathing in a spring.
  • All-Loving Hero:
    • Shiki wants to become friends with everyone and cares for humans and robots alike. He also doesn't bear an ill will against anyone, as seen by how he still loves the robots in Granbell despite their apparent betrayal.
    • This mindset gets called into question when Shiki offers to befriend Drakken Joe, an unrepentant Card-Carrying Villain who put his other friends through hell and actually killed Shiki in another timeline. Shiki admits it's very unlikely to be friends with these kinds of people right away, especially if they killed someone he cared about, and he makes it clear that he won't overlook their evil deeds. However, he adamantly believes that friendship will always be possible so long as both sides are willing to make an effort. Thus, one way or another, he means to extend a hand in friendship to anyone he meets, leaving it up to them whether or not they take it (which, in Drakken's case, he never does).
  • Always Someone Better: Prior to leaving the Sakura Cosmos, Shiki's able to cruise through most of his fights with relatively little difficulty, with his wins against his most challenging opponents mainly boiling down to figuring out their weaknesses and/or weakening them to a point where he can prevail. After that, however, he's shown to not only be completely out of his depth as an Ether Gear user against the likes of Justice, who gives him the first definitive Curb-Stomp Battle of his life, but also incredibly inexperienced in the use of Gravity Ether compared to masters like Ziggy and Xenolith, whose scale of power spreads across entire planets.
  • Barbarian Longhair: He is introduced with long, messy, greasy hair that has never been cut in his entire life, since none of the robots he grew up with ever saw it as a problem. It bugs Rebecca so much that she cuts it off in his sleep, giving him his standard Shonen Hair look. He later gives this hairstyle to his Digital Avatar on Digitalis as a memento to his old home, but it gets chopped off again by Jamilov's scythe.
  • Barrier Maiden: A male example. According to Noah, Shiki's Satan Gravity makes him the "key" to Rebecca's Cat Leaper, and only by killing him will her power awaken. Drakken succeeds in World No. 29 in an attempt to extract Rebecca's power, but it backfires when Rebecca escapes into World No. 30.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's an emotionally sensitive All-Loving Hero who wants to become everyone's friend, but he will never tolerate anyone who harms his friends or makes them cry.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: He feels this way about Rebecca, who recruits him as her "bodyguard" on her adventures, despite being a perfectly capable fighter on her own with her Happy Blasters.
  • The Captain: He inherits the Edens Zero from his grandfather, and the crew—including the Four Shining Stars and the humans who join—are at his command.
  • Chaste Hero: Downplayed. Having never been taught the proper behavior around women prior to meeting Rebecca, Shiki questions the need for them to change and sleep in separate rooms. Despite his naivety, he does expresses perverted thrill when his female crewmates provide Fanservice.
  • Clothing Damage: When using the full extent of his Ether Gear, the gravity around him becomes so intense that it rips his shirt to shreds until he's a Walking Shirtless Scene.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Whenever he's faced with an enemy or obstacle that is immune to his gravity powers, he resorts to changing gravity for himself or something in his environment, such as when he makes the ground heavy enough to make a sink-hole to escape getting pinned down, or busting up his own hand to land a normal punch with extra force to damage an Ether-resistant robot.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: It's implied that Weisz had a hand in Shiki's growing awareness of the opposite sex, since it doesn't kick into high gear until after Weisz officially sticks around.
  • Country Mouse: Having spent his entire life on an island filled with century-old robots, he has trouble grasping the basics of modern space travel, and is mesmerized by the universe's more up-to-date, futuristic technology.
  • Covert Pervert: While he usually seems innocent concerning sexual attraction towards the opposite sex, Shiki excitedly asks his female crewmates to put on a see-through maid uniform. He also shares the same aroused reactions to the Fanservice around him as Weisz.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His Overdrive turns his clothes jet black and his hair an eerie white, living up to his title of Demon King, but he's motivated by nothing but righteous fury when he uses it.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: He serves as one for the Stock Shōnen Hero, though it also leads to a Decon-Recon Switch on several accounts:
    • His utter obsession with making new friends makes him come across as more of an annoying and creepy weirdo than an inspiring figure, while his Hot-Blooded nature tends to scare away any potential friends he wants to make. However, it also means he views everyone equally regardless of whether they're a human or a bot, which, in a universe chock full of mutual prejudices, ultimately earns him a loyal group of True Companions from both sides in the end.
    • His need to put his friends before himself nearly gets him marooned forever on his home planet when all his robot friends are about to shut down permanently, as the robots know he would dedicate his entire life trying to fix them if he knew what would happen.
    • His dedication to protecting his friends causes him to prioritize their safety above anything else, which leads him to outright ignore a villain's threat of harming Innocent Bystanders if Shiki stands in the way of hurting his friends—which he fully admits is something a "hero of justice" would never do.
    • His All-Loving Hero personality may have gained him close friends, but this can't possibly work on everyone he meets. When Drakken Joe hears of Shiki's intention to beat him and become his friend, he simply shoots him in the head point-blank (he gets better thanks to Rebecca's Reset Button). Nevertheless, while Shiki accepts that forming friendship with such people right away is all but impossible, he continues to make the effort to reach out to whatever humanity they might have.
  • Determinator: He doesn't let anything stop him from fighting to protect his friends. This is Deconstructed, however, in that some situations can't be won simply by being determined enough, and that this attitude can backfire on him. Drakken Joe proves this when he shoots Shiki in the head for standing up to him and refusing to grovel.
  • Energy Ball: His Gravity Cannon is a ball of concentrated gravity that he hurls at enemies. He's later inspired by Rebecca's fighting style to compress these balls into smaller bullets that he fires from his knuckles like a shotgun.
  • The Engineer: Subverted. He thinks the robots on Granbell need him around to make sure they're in working condition, even though his skill amounts to Percussive Maintenance at best, but they reveal later on that they have an automated self-repair function, and led him to believe he was the one fixing them as they didn't have the heart to tell him their batteries were Secretly Dying, and that there was nothing he could do about it.
  • Et Tu, Brute?:
    • Downplayed when the other robots on Granbell suddenly turn against him and Rebecca, though they claim it's because of a virus that's causing them to hate humans, so he holds nothing against them despite fighting back, not realizing they were faking the whole thing to save him.
    • Subverted in the Digitalis arc, where he's shocked and hurt when Homura reveals herself as a traitor...mere moments before she's exposed as an imposter by the real Homura.
    • Downplayed when Ziggy comes Back from the Dead and becomes the Big Bad, renouncing Shiki and everything he ever stood for. Once it becomes evident that Ziggy just Came Back Wrong, however, Shiki continues to view him as a grandfather while vowing to stop him at all costs.
  • Face of a Thug: Downplayed. Weisz describes him as having the face of a Beetle Maniac, but Shiki is extremely kind and friendly. He's also afraid of bugs, ironically.
  • Famed in Story: Not from the outset as he starts out as an outcast from human society, but the first chapter indicates that Shiki's name will eventually become known across the universe.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: His "Magimech Attack" style, which is only possible for a Gravity Ether Gear user such as himself.
  • The Force Is Strong with This One: Ziggy remarks to his Dark Stars that the reason his amnesiac self raised and trained Shiki was because he sensed something in the child that drew him towards him. Ziggy then goes on to say that now that he has his memories back, he understands the full ramifications of what he sensed and declares that Shiki if allowed to live isn't merely a threat to him, but a threat to the universe.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Exaggerated; he considers himself a friend to any sentient being that wouldn't normally be considered "alive", including robots and digital lifeforms.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Starting with the Guilst arc, Shiki periodically wears goggles for no reason in particular, never actually using them. He also wears them in Mashima HERO'S, which helps him stand out from Mashima's other, similar-faced characters.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a small scar on his left cheek, which he keeps covered under a white strip, emphasizing his nature as a bit of a scrapper, but otherwise a good kid.
  • Gravity Is Purple: His gravity fields are often colored with a deep, bluish violet in official artwork, and his Overdrive changes his canonically green Ether lines to purple.
  • Gravity Master: His Ether Gear lets him alter the gravity of just about anything to a certain degree, allowing them to float, collapse, run along walls, and "fall" sideways across great distances when in midair. He can also create balls of gravitational force to launch at enemies, an anti-gravity field to repel projectiles, and becomes like a black hole in his Overdrive form, pulling the surrounding environment towards him. His gravity also has an effect on intangible things such as memories, causing others' thoughts to "fall" into him, or into their own minds when Rebecca resets the timeline.
  • Happily Adopted: The robots of Granbell looked after him since he was a baby, and he continues to regard them as his family, even after they drive him away from the planet since they convinced him they were just suffering from a virus.
  • The Hero: He's a naturally heroic and good-hearted guy with strong morals, always jumping to fight the bad guys.
  • Hurricane Kick: His Gravity Windmill Kick is a justified example, as he lightens his own personal gravity to stay in midair.
  • I Am Who?: Shiki is astonished to learn that his grandfather was not merely a theme park animatronic, but a well-known interstellar traveler who found him on his return journey after failing to find Mother, and left him quite the inheritance of a massive warship and a stewardess who regards him as "the new Demon King".
  • Idiot Hero: He's a bit of a dunce and many of his strategies boil down to: "Hit it hard. If that doesn't work, use a different move and hit it harder." He also asks to break open a window in space so he can shout back down to Granbell. Most of this can be chalked up to how sheltered he is, having grown up among robots designed to run a fantasy theme park.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He desperately longs to make new friends after spending over a decade living among robots who encouraged him to do just that, but his commitment to the robots holds him back from doing so. Once he gets chased away by his old friends, who knew he'd waste his life trying to repair them if he knew they were dying, he officially makes it his Goal in Life to make as many friends in the universe as he can, with Rebecca and Happy starting as his first.
  • Instant Costume Change: His Overdrive transforms his standard outfit into a sleeveless longcoat and removes his facial patch. Exiting Overdrive not only returns his clothes to normal, but also restores the patch.
  • It's All My Fault: He feels this way over the crew's disastrous loss against Drakken Joe that ends with his death in World No. 29, indicated by how he blames himself for his friends' suffering after he picked a fight his crew was hopelessly unprepared for, rather than blaming the villains who pushed them to the point of tears. Regardless, his friends never once hold it against him, even when quivering under Drakken's mercy.
  • Legacy Character: After Shiki receives the Edens Zero from Elsie, Witch officially acknowledges him as the late Ziggy's successor as the Demon King. This becomes a point of confusion when Ziggy comes Back from the Dead, though by that point, Witch simply starts calling Shiki and Ziggy by name.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Shiki is easily the fastest, hardest-hitting, and toughest member of the team thanks to his Ether Gear. He creates massive craters with his punches, can slide and fly around fast enough to catch up to hoverbikes, and has taken a number of attacks from bounty hunters and criminals.
  • Logical Weakness: Shiki's powers act wonky underwater since gravity and buoyancy are two opposing forces.
  • Loser Protagonist: He's a castaway Raised by Robots who starts at the bottom rung of an adventurers guild, where everyone besides his closest friends think he's a total nutcase for claiming to have seen Mother.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: "X is/are awesome!"
  • Magnetic Hero: His kindness and willingness to befriend anyone regardless of their race ends up winning over a number of people once they get over his social quirks. Lampshaded by Rebecca, who is perturbed that Shiki managed to make two new friends in the brief time she was kidnapped on Guilst.
  • Maou the Demon King: Inverted. Shiki gets the title of Demon King from his grandfather, who was a robot playing the role of the Demon King at a medieval themed amusement park, but Shiki is actually The Hero. It takes him a while to notice that the title of "Demon King" doesn't sound very heroic, but fully embraces it when Witch explains it stands for the "King of Magimech" who shares Ether with machines.
  • Meaningful Rename: Since Shiki doesn't know his own last name, if he has one at all, Rebecca decides to register him into Shooting Starlight as "Shiki Granbell", naming him after his home planet.
  • Megaton Punch: His Gravity Fist strikes his enemy with such strong gravitational force that it completely shatters the ground hundreds of feet around him.
  • Mentor's New Hope: After how his previous student Ziggy turned out, Xenolith hopes Shiki won't fall into The Dark Side once he decides to teach Shiki the ways of Gravity Martial Arts.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Shiki is a Japanese given name, while his chosen surname, Granbell, sounds distinctly Western.
  • Mysterious Past: Much about Shiki's life before he was found by the Demon King and raised on an abandoned robot planet remains a mystery, especially since he is recognized by a being believed to be the goddess of the cosmos.
  • Naïve Newcomer: He reacts to every new person and place he comes across with total awe and wonder, to the degree that he fails to immediately read tense situations or danger.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: After regaining his memories of when he died and all the resulting grief his friends experienced in World No. 29, Shiki unlocks his full Overdrive, gaining enough power that Weisz compares his gravity to a black hole and overpowering the previously unstoppable Drakken in the process.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Having never interacted with another human being in his life before meeting Rebecca, his first instinct upon meeting a new person is to squish their face, and boobs if they have them.
  • No Social Skills: Since he grew up living among robots, he has no idea how to interact with real people. The scary and intense faces he makes, not to mention the unwanted touching, nearly drives away the first friend he makes.
  • Not Quite Flight: Whenever he needs to get across long distances in a hurry, he leaps high into the air and changes his own personal gravity to "fly" by falling sideways.
  • Otaku: He's a huge geek when it comes to fantasy role-play, likely cultivated by his home planet's LARP attraction. He also mentions Fantasy Character Classes when thinking about getting a whole party together for the voyage to Mother, and declares he's changed his job to "thief" when stealing Young Weisz's briefcase.
  • Our Hero Is Dead: An odd variation. In the Belial Gore arc, Drakken Joe actually does kill him when Shiki refuses to cowtow to him during their first confrontation; it's only undone due to Rebecca's Time Travel ability, Cat Leaper.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His initial Barbarian Longhair is so long that it hides one of his eyes until Rebecca cuts it.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When going into complete Overdrive, Shiki's black hair turns white.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: He gets a character-defining one when he faces Garrot and declares himself to be the Demon King for the first time, solidifying who he is after Mother wonders whether he'll be a legendary hero or a havoc-wreaking Demon King.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Delivers one to the immortal Drakken while about to finish him off. Downplayed since Drakken doesn't actually die, but is brought very close to it afterwards.
    Shiki: You've lived long enough. It's time for you to go to sleep.
  • Prone to Tears: Shiki is such a pure and sensitive kid that he cries at the very thought of never seeing his friends again, or when he feels happy or sorry for them. He also cries when something reminds him of his home, his friends on Granbell, or his fear of bugs.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He gains purple Ether lines when he transforms into his complete Overdrive state.
  • Raised by Robots: He was raised from childhood by the robotic attractions and employees at the Granbell Kingdom theme park, with the one who first discovered him being his "grandfather", the Demon King. They were friendly with him and gave him a good home, but this meant he never really interacted with real humans until Rebecca came along. Once off planet, he has trouble adjusting to talking and meeting with other people.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: His Gravity Fist Frenzy becomes this when used against a single opponent, delivering a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown in no time flat.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Shiki's Satan Gravity has the power to pull in memories from previous timelines not just for himself, but for others around him. This is what allows Rebecca to retain her memories during her time leaps for the first time when she jumps from World No. 29 to No. 30.
  • Semantic Superpower: As Xenolith explains to Shiki, the true potential of Shiki's gravity powers lies above and beyond altering the weight of and attraction between others, instead using the properties of gravity in a figurative sense. By this point, he has begun to display this kind of power, which include "attracting" Rebecca from the future as a way to enable her Mental Time Travel; causing his and others' memories of past timelines to "fall" into the present, enabling Ripple Effect-Proof Memory; and doing the same by making Drakken's childhood memories "fall" into his own mind as a form of Telepathy.
  • Shonen Hair: After Rebecca gives him his first haircut in a decade, Shiki keeps his hair messy and spiky.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: He's already a capable brawler and skilled with his Ether Gear by the time he leaves Granbell, but living in a live-action roleplay paradise with nothing but cheery robots for company has left Shiki with No Social Skills and a wide-eyed outlook on life that butts heads with the cynicism of his friends and the challenges he faces.
  • Slide Attack: He can change his gravity to slide across the floor as if it were down a vertical wall.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Much like his predecessors in Hiro Mashima's series, Shiki is a cheerful and kindhearted teenager with a wide-eyed look on life. He's excitable and is deeply invested in any friendships he makes, but his attempts to make friends are hampered by his poor social skills.
  • Super Mode: During his fight with Elsie's doppelganger, Shiki unlocks a form of Overdrive—an Ether Gear's critical point—that lightens his hair color, forms Ether lines across his body, and gives him energy-based demon horns that float on the sides of his head. As he learns from Drakken, however, this is simply the last step away from Overdrive and not the real deal. His true Overdrive makes him look more like an actual, black-clad demon with pure white hair, purple eyes, blackened arms with a cracked pattern, and solid horns protruding from his head, and changes his clothes into a Badass Longcoat with no sleeves.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: His ability to manipulate gravity comes with a wide variety of applications. He can manipulate gravitational force to emulate Super Strength, slide along the ground at high speeds, fly by falling sideways, Wall Run, create anti-gravity, and cause people's memories of their past or other timelines to "fall" into him or themselves.
  • Telepathy: Shiki can use a variation of this by applying his gravity to other people's memories, causing them to "fall" into his mind.
  • Temporal Theme Naming: Shiki's name is Japanese for "four seasons". This is in keeping with Mashima's personal tradition of naming main characters after seasons, following Haru (spring) from Rave Master, Natsu (summer) from Fairy Tail, Aki (autumn) from Monster Soul, and Mafuyu (winter) from the one-shot Fighting Force Mixture. Incidentally, Mashima's Monster Hunter adaptation, Monster Hunter Orage, also stars a protagonist named Shiki.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Downplayed, as Shiki says that he'd rather not take another person's life without a reason, such as when he refuses to fight any civilians aboard the Belial Gore despite every one of them being tangled up in shady business. The exception comes when he defeats Drakken, fully knowing that doing so would reverse the effects of Drakken's Life Drinker machine, but even then, Shiki just lets Drakken's age catch up to him rather than kill him outright.
  • Tragic Dream: When he was a kid, he convinced Ziggy to teach him Ether Gear so he could defeat him in a fair fight. That dream came to a crashing halt when Ziggy broke down from old age before he could finish teaching Shiki everything he knew. When Shiki finds out that Ziggy had a Tragic Dream of his own, however, Shiki realizes he has another way to "defeat" him and commits himself to fulfilling that dream. That changes after Ziggy comes back evil, but by this point, Shiki shows no excitement in getting to fight his grandpa again, viewing his defeat as a secondary—but mandatory—goal to finding Mother.
  • Trauma Button: Though it's mostly Played for Laughs, Shiki breaks down in tears whenever anything reminds him of his old friends on Planet Granbell, whether it's remembering the way they betrayed him and chased him away, or wondering if they all turned back to normal. It becomes more tragic after Shiki returns home and discovers their inert bodies littering the park, demonstrated when they stumble across an identical situation on Red Cave, although in this case, Shiki remains more calm and introspective about it.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Shiki unlocks his Overdrive when he's held at gunpoint and is about to die a second time in World No. 30, only for his gravity to pull in his memories from World No. 29, making Shiki remember all the grief Drakken put his friends through, as well as his own vow to defeat Drakken.
  • Wall Run: One of his Ether Gear powers involves running across walls like they're horizontal floors.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's deathly afraid of bugs, which causes him to completely freeze up whenever he's anywhere near a huge number of them. To get around this, he and his friends try to get him to think of bugs as any other creature, such as octopi, cats, and birds.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: Because he's so sheltered, Shiki jumps for joy whenever he learns something new and is constantly in awe of all the things he's encountering with Rebecca.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He demonstrates on multiple occasions that he doesn't bat an eye at whatever gender his opponent has, such as agreeing to Homura's request for a duel, and battling two female Arc Villains (the fake Sister and Madame Kurenai]]).
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He seems to think the world works like it does in Fairy Tail, going by the lengths he goes to make friends and expects the Shooting Starlight guild to be like one big family, and he's sorely disappointed when all the people he meets either run away from him, mock him, or generally try not to pay him any attention. He's also under the impression that the adventures they go on are like an Eastern RPG, which he uses to justify stealing when he spontaneously decides to undergo a "class change".
  • You Can't Go Home Again: The entire community of robots that raised Shiki on Granbell effectively dies once their power runs dry, made all the more tragic by how Shiki leaves home without realizing this. Mere moments after he returns home and finds out what happened, the entire planet gets reduced to rubble by the reactivated but evil Ziggy, thus sealing the deal. However, Shiki makes undoing this his goal when he decides that he'll wish for Mother to restore the planet.

    Ziggy 

Demon King Ziggy

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Rebecca Bluegarden

Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu

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"It can't be over!!! It hasn't even begun yet!!! I'm—!! After I get out of here, I'm leaving the Sakura Cosmos!! My life is only just getting started!!"

An amateur B-Cuber from Planet Blue Garden who strives to hit one million subscribers for her video account, Aoneko Channel, by traveling to different worlds and recording whatever interesting thing she can find. As the first human friend Shiki makes, she ends up saving his life when all his robot friends suddenly turn on him, taking him with her to explore the cosmos. When Shiki decides to search for Mother, Rebecca eagerly goes along with his suggestion to record never-before-seen evidence of her existence, thinking it's her perfect ticket to online fame.

Rebecca is oftentimes just your average, cheery teenage girl, but turns into a vicious gunslinger when armed with her twin Happy Blasters, the weapon form of her trusty cat bot friend, Happy. While already a skilled fighter in her own right, she eventually learns her own form of Ether Gear called Cat Leaper, which enhances her jumping ability and speed, among a few other tricks she has only begun to grasp...
  • Ace Pilot: She's something of a gifted starfighter pilot, enough to handle her own against other pilots like Sylph/Kleene. Like her Improbable Aiming Skills, she gained this from playing games.
  • Affectionate Nickname: A few of her fellow B-Cubers have taken to calling her "Becky" in Kodansha's translation as a sign of their growing admiration for her.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: She keeps a pair of fake cat ears around, which she wears for her videos.
  • Animal Motifs: She's often represented by cats or depicted as a Cat Girl, and her Ether Gear is called Cat Leaper. "The Cat" is also an alias for her.
  • Archer Archetype: Downplayed given her Plucky Girl nature, but in Mashima HERO'S, Rebecca is given a bow and quiver by Erza to fight without her world's version of Happy, boasting that she's just as experienced with it thanks to playing Tome Rider.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • During the Guilst arc, she's captured along with dozens of other B-Cubers thanks to being ambushed without warning. While in captivity, she leads the other women in figuring out a way to escape. She ends up needing to be rescued when Illega spots her, thanks to her having no weapons and falling victim to his paralytic toxin, but the next time they cross paths, she's able to swipe Illega's gun at the first opportunity and take him down herself.
    • In the Belial Gore arc, she gets captured by Sylph/Kleene and brought to Drakken Joe after engaging her in a starfighter battle.
  • Badass Normal: Before she awakens her Ether Gear and becomes an Empowered Badass Normal, being The Gunslinger with Improbable Aiming Skills makes her just as capable of clearing out a room of enemies so long as she has access to an Ether gun. It's subverted when Noah informs her that she always had the power of time leaping; she just didn't remember the times she used it prior to awakening her power as an Ether Gear.
  • Bathing Beauty: She spends most of her time on the ship relaxing at the bath.
  • Bathtub Bonding: She gets a fair bit of this Happy, and joined later by Homura, since they always share the Spa of Eden together.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She might be a friendly teenager, but she's a friendly teenager with a pair of guns, and she knows how to use them.
  • Big Eater: She'll eat anything that looks delicious, no matter how much there is or how much she's already eaten. Just saying the word "delicious" will start her salivating.
  • Boom, Headshot!: She prefers to deal with her opponents by shooting them in the head with her Happy Blasters. Luckily, these Ether bullets aren't lethal, but she gets her points across by putting a gun up to someone's head.
  • Break the Cutie: She suffers horribly in the Guilst and Belial Gore arcs, where she's captured and left at the mercy of wretched villains who are willing to do horrific things to her and her friends. In the former, she pulls herself together rather quickly after a brief nervous breakdown, but in the latter, she's left a trembling, fear-consumed shell of her old self over watching Shiki get killed in front of her, which persists for a week before she gets sent back in time to help her friends undo it all.
  • Broken Pedestal: Downplayed. She's shocked and a bit disappointed to learn that Professor Weisz, her and Happy's beloved Parental Substitute, used to be a thief and overall scumbag when she sees his younger self in person. However, she fully understands that these issues are long behind him, and is pleased whenever she sees Young Weisz act Not So Different from the professor.
  • Cat Girl: She temporarily transforms into one, gaining cat-like ears and a tail, when she's in the middle of a time leap.
  • Chekhov's Gun: When her Ether Gear first manifests during the Sun Jewel arc, it seems like little more than a convenient power-up for Rebecca that saves her from a pinch. In the Belial Gore arc, it's revealed to be the reason why Drakken Joe is pursuing the Edens Zero in the first place, and the reason why she or any of her friends are still alive, given that she can rewrite history with it.
  • The Chick: She's the perky and adventurous girl in the core team with an idealistic view on friendship between humans and machines. She's also the member most adapted to modern society because her teammates came from planets with outdated cultures and tries to keep her friends' antics in check.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Downplayed. Her head isn't always in the clouds, but she can get lost in them easily when she sees something adorable or finds what she feels is the perfect video op.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She's able to break herself free from Naughty Tentacles on two separate occasions thanks to having Happy by her side. The second instance is especially important, as Drakken would have absorbed her Cat Leaper this way if she didn't fight back.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She deliberately wears one typically to entice viewers for her web videos.
  • Die or Fly: She awakens her Ether Gear for the first time when she gets clobbered by one of Nino's Ether fists to rewind time so she can dodge the attack. As she later discovers, she has always manifested these powers over the last ten years whenever she found herself in life-threatening situations, starting when she was about to be hit by the truck that maimed Happy, but she couldn't remember it.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Her first attempt at using Ether Gear causes her to carelessly fire a Kamehame Hadoken through the Edens Zero's skylight, nearly getting herself sucked out into the vacuum of space.
  • Double Meaning: She gives her Ether Gear the name "Leaper" because it enhances her leg power to enhance her jumping and speed. By sheer serendipity, she's able to keep this as part of the name after The Reveal that it allows her to perform a time leap.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She breaks out of being The Team Normal during the Sun Jewel arc, when her constant bathing in the Spa of Eden leads her to awaken her own form of Ether Gear, giving her great jumping skill and enhanced speed. It's subverted when Rebecca discovers she's always had special powers, namely the power to rewind time, but was unaware of it prior to the Belial Gore arc.
  • Former Friend of Alpha Bitch: At first, it seems like Rebecca is just the Alpha Bitch Labilia's designated bullying victim because Rebecca is one of the most unpopular and untalented B-Cubers in their guild. Later on, however, Rebecca reveals Labilia used to be her friend before her personality got awfully nasty. This is why, despite the cruel way Labilia insults and humiliates her at any chance, Rebecca can't hate her and will come to her aid when she's in trouble.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She will accept any friendship whether it's with an animal, a robot, or both, owing this mindset to how she was able to continue her friendship with Happy after he was run over by a truck and revived as a machine when she was just a little girl.
  • A Friend in Need:
    • After Shiki saves her life from his rogue robot friends on Granbell, Rebecca proves herself to be a true friend by taking him aboard her ship to escape without any obligation to do so, even though he already offered to stay behind and hold them off.
    • She proves herself to be this to Labilia, whom she jumps in to save from Drakken Joe even after all the horrible things the latter has done to her, before realizing Labilia was already saved by Amira to begin with.
  • Gamer Chick: She's a self-admitted gamer who spent most of her time playing with Happy over actually adventuring and working. An omake chapter also shows her dealing with the frustration of being mistaken for a G.I.R.L. in an online game.
  • Genki Girl: She can get very excitable at times, especially when she discovers new inspiration for a video, with Happy being there to keep her grounded.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She occasionally ties her hair into twin-tails.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Rebecca is normally a very feminine Genki Girl who loves fashion and cats, but she adopts a much more masculine and crass attitude when shooting people up with her Happy Blasters.
  • Goal in Life: Hers is to become the number one B-Cuber in the cosmos, starting by getting one million subscribers on B-Cube, the in-series version of YouTube. She has a long way to go as she starts out with barely over 100, hampered by her complete lack of aptitude that she never truly improves upon, but she thinks that filming a video of Mother, and later just outright using Mother's wish, will get her there.
  • Going Commando: She spends the better half of the Sun Jewel arc without panties after they get snatched by Paul. Unfortunately for her, she's also wearing a skirt, leading Shiki to accidentally get a peek when they fight together...
  • Guns Akimbo: She's quite skilled at this to accommodate for her twin Happy Blasters.
  • The Gunslinger: She's a deft shot with just about any Ether gun she has her hands on, namely her Happy Blasters, dishing out headshots against at least a dozen thugs in a row, and a storm of bullets when a single shot won't cut it.
  • Heroic BSoD: In the Belial Gore arc, Rebecca spends an entire week in a stupor after Shiki is killed by Drakken Joe, not eating or speaking, and unable to feel anything other than overwhelming fear of Drakken to the point of entering a panic the moment her room's doors open.
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent:
    • Despite her lofty aspirations to be a famous B-Cuber, she is a complete amateur who relies almost exclusively on recording whatever random thing catches her interest at that moment, which results in videos that are too scattershot and unstructured, making her an easy target of mockery from Labilia. As for what she considers to be "good" content, it ranges from letting Shiki fly her ship with no experience to having him dance in a bunny girl costume, which gives her friends a firm grasp of why her videos are so unpopular.
    • Aoneko Channel sees a boost in popularity after Rebecca gets a shout-out from the B-Cubers she helped rescue from Guilst, yet all the reactions to her videos turn out to be negative. This doesn't faze Rebecca, who is only happy that she's finally getting more attention and vows to make better videos, but does nothing to actually improve her craft. Labilia later calls her out on this, accurately assessing that she didn't become popular because anyone actually cares about her content.
  • Holographic Terminal: Her necklace die contains a B-Cube terminal that lets her record, upload, and watch videos.
  • Honor Before Reason: Her pride as a gamer leads her to strongly resist using cheats against Jamilov in the Digitalis arc, despite Young Weisz's sound argument that Jamilov is using cheats to thrash them himself, though she makes an equally strong counterpoint that they'd risk getting themselves banned from the game before they have a chance to save Hermit.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: It's all but stated that she got all her combat skills, from shooting to starship piloting, from playing video games for Mother knows how long. The former is Truth in Television, as people who use real guns for the first time after aiming for the head in First-Person Shooter games are prone to do the same in real life; the latter is more of a stretch.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Her ability to perform no fewer than a dozen headshots within a matter of moments is an uncanny skill for a marksman, since a person's head is too small and evasive to serve as a practical target.
  • In a Single Bound: Her Ether Gear focuses all of her Ether into her legs, which allows her to jump great distances on top of giving her Super Speed and superpowered kicks.
  • Interspecies Friendship: She is a believer that whether one is human, animal, or machine doesn't matter when it comes to being friends, which stems from her own friendship with Happy, an alien cat who was turned into a machine.
  • Kick Chick: Whenever she isn't armed with an Ether blaster, or when bullets don't work on an enemy, her next option is to kick them. It's partially because of this that she gains a form of Ether Gear that focuses all of her Ether into her legs, making her kicks magically charged and powerful enough to send a grown man flying.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: While she has a mean temper, she's a sweetheart who is dear friends with Happy and melts over anything that remotely looks like a cat.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: She often gives the impression of an ordinary teen out of her depth, but the instant she takes hold of her Happy Blasters, she turns into a master-class marksman.
  • Loser Protagonist: Like Shiki, she's at the bottom rung of the Shooting Starlight guild, and she's spent most of her time either making weird online videos or holing herself up playing games.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Anytime Rebecca activates Cat Leaper, her footwear gets obliterated from the sheer power released and she winds up barefoot, with everything up to the shins in tatters.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Because of her Mental Time Travel power, she is heavily desired by Drakken Joe, who chases after the Edens Zero to extract her power for his own purposes.
  • Meaningful Rename: Originally, Rebecca just calls her Ether Gear "Leaper" because it enhances her jumping power and gives her Super Speed. However, it gets redubbed "Cat Leaper" in regards to her true nature as "the Cat", whose actual power is to leap through time.
  • Mental Time Travel: Her Ether Gear's true power basically amounts to this, sending her consciousness back in time to an earlier point whenever she is killed or enters a life-threatening situation. Up to "World No. 29" (the 29th timeline created from her time leaping over the past 10 years), she barely retains anything from previous timelines, but is still able instinctively avoid or change whatever put her in danger. After entering World No. 30 and fully awakening her power, however, she has complete Ripple Effect-Proof Memory.
  • Mood-Swinger: When the opportunity to fight arises, she turns from a Genki Girl into a Hot-Blooded Lad-ette and back in the bling of an eye.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Shots of Rebecca tend to be set up to emphasize her large breasts, butt, and legs.
  • Mysterious Past: Apart from being an avid B-Cuber who was abandoned as a child and grew up with an android cat, Rebecca doesn't know very much about herself, let alone why she has the power of Mental Time Travel.
  • Named After Their Planet: Similar to what she does with Shiki, Rebecca modifies the name of her home planet, Blue Garden, into her surname.
  • Necessary Drawback: In order to keep her Cat Leaper's true power from being too overpowered, Rebecca discovers several limits to it. The first is that she can only consciously rewind time back up to a few minutes; the second is that once she's winded back to a "point", it becomes an anchor that she can't go past; and third, she can only use it two or three times in a short period of time, as any more after that not only causes fatigue, but her body starts to crack apart. She also notes this particular application of her power, which she names "Reverse", is separate from the week-long jump she made during the Belial Gore arc, which she still doesn't know how to use at will.
  • Nice Girl: She becomes quick friends with Shiki after a short bit of friction, is wholly unbiased in his relationship with the Granbell robots—largely due to her own experiences with Happy—and brings him along on their journey across the universe when he wants to make more friends beyond his planet, and sticks her neck out to save a friend-turned-bully because she doesn't have it in her to actually hate her.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: invoked Rebecca gets a huge popularity boost following a shout-out from all the popular B-Cubers she had a hand in rescuing from Guilst. She's not bothered in the slightest that her videos are getting downvoted due to their trashy content, seeing it as the perfect chance to make better videos now that she has the attention.
  • Parental Abandonment: She's been living on her own with Happy since she was just a little girl, reasoning that she was abandoned by her parents.
  • Plucky Girl: She's capable of pulling through just about any hardship with a smile on her face in the end. She does, however, come close to getting broken after getting kidnapped and suffering a Trauma Conga Line in the Guilst arc, though she's emotionally resilient enough to remain strong for the other kidnapped B-Cubers until they're all safe.
  • Power Degeneration: It's implied using Cat Leaper damages Rebecca's body. When she tries using Reverse three times in a row, she suffers an unbearable headache and cracks appear on her face, which is how knows she shouldn't abuse her Ether Gear too much.
  • Protectorate: Shiki is very protective of Rebecca, as she's the first human friend he ever made. He's so angry at the mere idea of Rebecca being hurt that he refuses to accept Noah as his friend because he put Rebecca in danger.
  • Reality Warper: It's implied that her Ether Gear doesn't simply send her mind back in time, but also alters reality to a slight degree, indicated by Laguna and Jinn's clothes being different from a previous timeline, and the rest of the crew never meeting Connor, as well as the debris field surrounding Sun Jewel being absent. According to Noah, however, it's possibly the work of another time leaper.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Downplayed. Rebecca is willing to show some skin to get more views for her channel, but she draws the line at unwanted groping and peeping, and she censors her holographic videos for whenever someone tries getting a look up her skirt. She gets annoyed when her clothes get destroyed or stolen, which happens way more often than she would like.
  • Retroactive Precognition: Thanks to Cat Leaper's Mental Time Travel ability, Rebecca can gather information from the future and warn her crewmates about the bad things and unforeseen threats in the previous loop.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Zig-Zagged. It's indicated by Drakken that Shiki's Satan Gravity is what causes her memories of World No. 29 to "fall" into World No. 30, as well as to fully awaken her power in the first place. Before that, Rebecca never retained any of her memories from previous time leaps.
  • Shameful Strip: She is subjected to this by Illega, who disintegrates hers and the other kidnapped B-Cubers' clothes with acid foam as a prelude to turning them into literal furniture.
  • She's Got Legs: Several of her fanservice shots are centered around her legs and buttocks. She herself is aware of this, as she has a shorter skirt for when she wants to attract viewers.
  • Shorttank: She's the female co-star in a Shōnen series who wears Fanservice-y outfits that often include tank tops, miniskirts and shorts, is fairly girly and loves cats, yet has a hot temper no one wants to mess with, and is one hell of a shooter.
  • Shower of Angst: After her week-long Heroic BSoD in the Belial Gore arc, Rebecca takes an overdue shower as she breaks down in tears over all she and her friends have been put through.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Rebecca fancies herself as an internet celebrity who needs to go Clark Kenting in public, even though she hardly has any views on her channel.
  • Story-Breaker Power: During the Belial Gore arc, Rebecca discovers that her Ether Gear's true power is that of Mental Time Travel, which allows Rebecca to jump further back than her usual Time Rewind Mechanic and undo deadly outcomes for her and her friends. To keep up the tension in the story, Rebecca hasn't mastered conscious control over this power, and it only activates in desperate situations, while also creating unpredictable changes in the new timeline beyond her awareness. During the Foresta arc she gets a better handle on it, to the point she can consciously rewind several seconds into the past, but she quickly learns that constant use takes a harsh toll on her body, meaning she can't use it on repeat.
  • Street Urchin: She grew up on the streets of Blue Garden after being separated from her parents, if not abandoned by them, and used to live in a shack on the outskirts of the city, with only Happy to keep her company.
  • Super Speed: Rebecca's Cat Leaper gives her greater speed than Weisz's Arsenal Suit, which she can impart with vehicles she operates.
  • Superpower Lottery: Rebecca's Ether Gear has a built-in Time Rewind Mechanic on top of Super Speed, which is considerably more impressive than most of her crewmates' abilities. However, she quickly discovers during a reckless test drive of her powers that using it too many times continuously gives her a splitting headache and causes her skin to crack, revealing that her power has a limit.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: As much of an insufferable Alpha Bitch as Labilia is, Rebecca is horrified to the point of tears when she sees Labilia reduced to a bloodied mess because of Drakken Joe's Cold-Blooded Torture. Although it later turns out Labilia was actually spared from the torture thanks to Amira, Rebecca still feels responsible for her capture.
  • The Team Normal: She starts out as the only human member of the core team who doesn't have Ether Gear, but makes up for it by being a Badass Normal Gunslinger who can fight on equal footing with her friends. However, she spends a good portion of the story working to break out of this by learning her own Ether Gear, which ultimately pays off in the Sun Jewel arc. Subverted since she's never been normal; she just didn't consciously know about her powers until the Belial Gore arc.
  • Time Rewind Mechanic: Cat Leaper comes with a time-rewind ability she later calls "Reverse", which manifests when she first awakens her Ether Gear after getting dealt a lethal blow during her fight with Nino on Sun Jewel, letting her dodge the attack. While experimenting with this power on Foresta, she learns that a.) it can only rewind time by one or two minutes at most, b.) each Reverse creates an anchor that she can't move beyond, and c.) using it too frequently puts a serious tax on her body. This is treated as a completely separate technique from her one-week time leap to escape from Drakken in the Belial Gore arc, where she feels the entire world move rather than time going backwards.
  • Tears of Joy: She cries out of happiness and relief after she activates her Cat Leaper and is sent back to the start of the Belial Gore arc, when her friends are still together and safe at that point.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Invoked as she plays the part out of defiance while she's captured. When being blasted by her bindings from Ganoff in an attempt to break her and curb any rebellion from the other B-Cubers, Rebecca endures it pretty well and starts talking about how she could use this scene for a video and the potential of this being flagged for "inappropriate content."
  • Took a Level in Badass: She turns from a Badass Normal to Empowered Badass Normal when she awakens her "Leaper" Ether Gear during the Sun Jewel arc, which allows her to take down one of the Zaiten Three, Madame Kurenai's most powerful warriors.
  • Trauma Button: Simply seeing Drakken Joe's face causes her to flashback to Shiki's murder, which understandably causes her to cry from fear.
  • Trauma Conga Line:
    • She suffers pretty badly in the Guilst arc, where she's enslaved, sexually harassed, stripped of her clothes, paralyzed, and forced to kneel under Illega's foot. While she seems to pull through it all mostly unaffected, she suffers a brief and sudden emotional breakdown from her experiences once she's safe and sound on the Edens Zero.
    • The Belial Gore arc makes her experience on Guilst seem tame in comparison, as she gets kidnapped by Drakken Joe, tortured when one of his men goes Off the Wagon, loses Happy when Drakken pawns him off to a junk shop, and is Forced to Watch in horror as Weisz gets his arm chopped off and Shiki gets shot dead right in front of her. Although she's treated nicely by Drakken after that, it's enough to send her into a Heroic BSoD for an entire week, unable to feel anything besides fear of Drakken until she reunites with her friends in the next timeline.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: She fully manifests her Ether Gear's Mental Time Travel ability during a week-long Heroic BSoD that resulted from witnessing Shiki's death at the hands of Drakken Joe. However, it turns out that the real traumatic incident that awakened her powers was nearly dying in a car accident ten years ago.
  • Verbal Tic: When in full Guns Akimbo mode in Japanese, Rebecca ends her sentences with "zeyo", a comically super-masculine particle. Kodansha's translation opts to capture that level of weirdness by having her call people "ducky", which is essentially the British equivalent of "darling" or "honey".
  • Weak, but Skilled: Despite her expert firearm prowess, she still sees fit to recruit Shiki as a bodyguard on account of his superior strength. In terms of Ether Gear, however, she drifts into Strong, but Unskilled, since her Ether Gear can change the laws of the cosmos by rewinding time, but she can't control when it happens.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She firmly believes Androids Are People, Too, and is brought to tears when she sees people and machines commit terrible acts against each other just because they don't believe friendship is possible between them.
  • You Are Number 6: Drakken addresses her as "No. 29" during their first personal encounter, as he is informed of her alias by Noah. This number relates to the amount of time leaps she's made throughout her life, with Drakken calling her "No. 30" when Rebecca makes another leap to prevent the crew's disastrous loss against Drakken.

    Happy 

Happy

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya

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Click here to see his Happy Blaster form 

Rebecca's lifelong friend and companion, who also happens to be a talking blue cat bot. Once a regular alien feline from the planet Excede, he was rebuilt as an android after a nearly fatal traffic accident horribly maimed his body. He has long since adjusted to his robotic form, which can be converted into a pair of "Happy Blasters" that Rebecca uses to fire compressed Ether bullets upon her enemies.

Not to be confused with the Fairy Tail version of Happy.
  • Animal Jingoism: Zig-Zagged. He seems perfectly fine with robot dogs as seen on Granbell, but "real" dogs like Nikora (supposedly) freak him out. This is in total contrast with Fairy Tail's Happy, who is freaked out by most dogs but totally fine around Plue/Nikora.
  • Bathtub Bonding: He frequently shares bath scenes with Rebecca in the Spa of Eden.
  • Brain Uploading: Happy's robot body is 100% mechanical, with his mind and memories transferred into it fully intact via Professor Weisz's Machina Maker after his accident.
  • Catchphrase: "Aye!" and "Aye, sir!"
  • Charged Attack: His Ether Bullet Full Burst technique is a powerful charged shot of Ether that leaves him exhausted afterward.
  • Childhood Friends: He and Rebecca met as children living on the streets of Blue Garden, and have been inseparable ever since.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He helps Rebecca keep her feet on the ground whenever she starts acting out.
  • Equippable Ally: As a robot, he can transform his entire body into a pair of Ether blasters for Rebecca to fight with.
  • Expy: He is identical to Happy from Fairy Tail in name and most of his appearance (having a black-tipped tail instead of white-tipped), and the name of his home planet is a play on the original Happy's Cat Folk race, the "Exceed". The major things that set them apart is that EDENS ZERO's Happy is more of a Straight Man than The Gadfly, lacks the ability to fly, is a robot who can turn into guns, and is the female lead's Non-Human Sidekick instead of the male lead's.
  • First Friend: Happy and Rebecca are each other's first friend; both were abandoned early in their lives and were all alone until they met, and have been together ever since.
  • Funny Animal: He's a talking, perfectly civilized cat alien.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The full extent of the damage to his original body is mostly obscured, but just enough of his lower body is shown to suggest it was totally ripped off.
  • Heroic RRoD: He's left burned out if Rebecca fires too much Ether, particularly after they perform a Charged Attack.
  • Killer Rabbit: He may look like an ordinary cat, but he's really a robot who can morph into a pair of powerful Ether blasters.
  • Meaningful Name: Just like his home series, Rebecca gave him the name "Happy" because that's how she felt when she met him after being alone for so long.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's an alien cat android who can also turn into a pair of energy guns.
  • Parental Abandonment: He doesn't know what happened to his parents, but he is certain that they abandoned him at an age young enough that he doesn't know if they gave him a name.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Happy is the blue male robot cat to Pino's small pink Robot Girl.
  • Ray Gun: His weapon form is a pair of blasters that fire non-lethal yet very painful Ether bullets.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: More along the lines of "Ridiculously Feline Robot"; he has a completely robotic endoskeleton, but his skin makes him look exactly the way he did before the car accident.
  • Robot Buddy: He's been a Non-Human Sidekick for Rebecca for most of their lives, but he doesn't become this until after his accident and rebirth.
  • Satellite Character: His entire role revolves around being both Childhood Friends and an Equippable Ally to Rebecca, with Happy getting little to no focus for himself.
  • Straight Man: Happy always questions Rebecca or rolls his eyes whenever she does something strange.
  • Street Urchin: Like Rebecca, he grew up on the streets of Blue Garden after losing his parents.
  • Swords Set To Stun: He turns into a pair of Happy Blasters that fire Ether bullets. These can inflict injury and knock people out, but they can't kill anyone, allowing Rebecca to fire them at people's heads without worry.
  • Talking Weapon: He can still communicate while in his blaster form.
  • Team Pet: Like the Happy from Fairy Tail, he's the cute talking cat who accompanies the core team in their adventures. Although, this Happy is also a cat android with the ability to turn into guns.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Happy was reborn in a robotic body after getting run over by a drunk cargo truck driver.

    Weisz Steiner (Young) / Arsenal 

Weisz Steiner (Year X442)

Voiced by: Hiromichi Tezuka

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"Fine. I'm from 50 years ago. I don't get you young people these days."

An alternate version of Professor Weisz's past self who came into the present after a Chronophage ate fifty years of time from his home planet, Norma. Far from the respected scientist his future self would become, Young Weisz is a degenerate thief who prefers to steal, cheat, and smooth-talk his way through life. He doesn't get along especially well with the crew, but tags along with them anyway so he can fully indulge in what the future has to offer.

Weisz's Ether Gear, Machina Maker, lets him instantly build and remodel whatever machine he touches to his liking.
For info on Weisz's present-day self, see here.

  • Ace Pilot: He knows his way around a spaceship, and proves to be a more effective pilot than Rebecca thanks to his ability to upgrade the Aqua Wing to his advantage in mid-flight. Elsie also commends his skill in getting past the wall of spacetime clouds surrounding Norma, though she proceeds to mock him for failing something comparatively simpler like avoiding a Tractor Beam.
  • Alternate Self: He's not merely Weisz from the past, but an entirely new person from a planet whose time was stolen, which allows him to co-exist with his "future" self totally free of time paradoxes that would impact the other's life. It also means he won't necessarily become a professor in 50 years, nor is he guaranteed to live that long.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Drakken Joe has his right arm cut off when he's at the villain's mercy, which doubles as a Kick the Dog moment since he was already suffering from a gunshot wound and couldn't possibly fight back. However, it gets undone by Rebecca's time leap into World No. 30.
  • Baldness Angst: When Rebecca shows Young Weisz a picture of how he'll look in fifty years, he's shocked and upset by how thin his hair will become. It's suggested by the original timeline's Sibir that this is what motivates his change in hairstyle, though Weisz denies it.
  • Book Dumb: His character profile gives him two stars in intelligence, and notes that he dislikes studying. Given the original Weisz's life, however, this is all but stated to be a case of Brilliant, but Lazy, as he clearly has potential. After his older self lost his arm as punishment for stealing, he stopped acting out, went to school, and become a respected professor and much more proficient Ether Gear user.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He fancies himself a smooth ladies' man who'll do whatever he can to get his way with them. So far, every girl he's met has been thoroughly unimpressed with him with the exception of Hermit, and he actually had to work on that relationship to get her to like him as even a friend.
  • Cross Player: In the virtual world of Digitalis, Weisz decides to have some fun and makes himself a sexy Dark-Skinned Blonde female avatar with Stripperific clothing. He soon regrets his decision when he starts suffering from stiff shoulders on account of heavy breasts, and switches back to his usual appearance when trouble starts.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Weisz spends much of the Red Cave and Foresta Arcs with serious beef over letting Jinn, Kleene, and Laguna stick around due to them being Drakken's "goons", despite getting similar flak from the crew before he officially joined. He eventually eases up around Jinn and Kleene after learning all about their Dark and Troubled Past, though he and Laguna remain on icy terms, even when forced to work together.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: He springs into action when he hears a girl is in trouble. As he is a noted Casanova Wannabe, though, it's a given that he does this for less than altruistic reasons.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: He takes any chance he gets to ogle at his female crewmates' breasts and butts.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Although he isn't much better than the rest of his old gang of thieves, seeing how he also shares their idea of using Pino's EMP to make money, he draws the line at their callous mistreatment of her.
    • Additionally despite disliking the Rutherford siblings for their prior association with Drakken Joe he is horrified upon learning what Müller did to them and was enraged when the creep continued gloating about it.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Starting with their visit to Sun Jewel, he stops slicking his hair back. This change of hairstyle is noticed by Old Sibir on their first meeting on Belial Gore, post-Cat Leaper rewind.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Atlas Flame, an assault rifle instantly modified into a flamethrower. Its name is also a Shout-Out to the dragon of the same name from Fairy Tail.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He initially starts off wanting nothing to do with the crew, only helping them escape from Norma so he can go on the lam, and almost selling them out to Elsie for his own safety right afterward. After coming back to introduce Homura to the crew purely for the sake of using her to model outfits in the ship's Dress Factory, he winds up unwittingly earning their trust through the small acts of kindness he does along the way, and proves that he has come to care for them in his own way.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Thanks to the Chronophage rewinding his planet's time, he's fifty years behind where he should normally be, and thus amazed and confused by all the advancements and changes he would've yet lived through.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: None of his companions are fond of his scumbag and self-serving attitude when he first joins the Edens Zero crew, to the point that Shiki—an All-Loving Hero who practically lives to make friends—refuses to call Weisz one of his buddies. After he helps them rescue Sister and proves he has a Hidden Heart of Gold, however, the whole crew accepts him.
  • Gadget Watches: He wears a special bracelet that can transform into his Arsenal Suit.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Despite being a crook and lecher, he shows signs of his future self's brilliance by constructing all sorts of powerful weaponry, from Sibir's Augmenter Arm, to his very own Arsenal Suit (albeit with Hermit's help in the latter case), to a Holographic Disguise app on his phone that uses the Dress Factory's tech to convincingly create any disguise he wants.
  • Greed: This is a prime motivator for Young Weisz, who sees it as reason enough to steal from someone. Going by what Old Weisz tells Rebecca about how stealing is wrong, however, he appears to outgrow this later in life.
  • Guile Hero: Out of anyone in the crew, Weisz is the one who most relies on his smarts and trickery to defeat his enemies.
  • Hidden Depths: Although he does it for perverted reasons, Weisz shows he has an unexpected eye for costume design when he makes a Asian-style Playboy Bunny outfit for Homura, who is pleasantly surprised by how much she likes it after dreading the thought of having to model for him.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Zig-Zagged. Despite Old Weisz's assertion that Young Weisz is his own person with his own life, he still gets his arm cut off as a form of punishment from Drakken Joe, albeit under completely different circumstances (in Weisz's original life, it was for stealing money from him 50 years ago; in his new life, it's for breaking into Drakken's ship in the present). However, this is undone by Rebecca's time leap.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all his unrepentant greed and lechery, he treats robots like Happy and Pino very well, and he grows to care for the rest of the crew as they do for each other. He does get embarrassed whenever someone calls him a good person, however.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down:
    • Once Sibir is beaten in the Norma arc, Weisz points his Ether gun at him and pulls the trigger without hesitation, only to find it's been accidentally disabled by Pino's EMP.
    • Played for Laughs during the Mildian arc, where he viciously stomps on an Ether Gear user after rendering him helpless with Pino's EMP.
    • Subverted when Weisz tries killing Drakken to avenge the death of his mother and all the people whose life force was stolen by him right after Drakken turns into a helpless old man. However, his conscience wins out.
  • The Lancer: Weisz is Shiki's closest male friend who's an amoral, greedy and lecherous Jerk with a Heart of Gold to contrast Shiki's naïve and heroic character.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Weisz starts out as a lone wolf after suffering a nasty split with his old friend and partner in crime, Sibir, prioritizing his own self-interests over Shiki and the gang when they're forced to work together. Despite himself, however, he finds himself gravitating towards the others and decides to stick around.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's very open about wanting to have all sorts of perverted fun with his hot female crewmates, but he's still one of the good guys and his perverted antics are always Played for Laughs.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: He goes for a female Digital Avatar at Digitalis just so he can feel up his own breasts all he wants. He later uses the same disguise on the Belial Gore, using a face-changing Holographic Disguise app.
  • More Dakka: His "Million Bullets" technique is Exactly What It Says on the Tin: a series of hidden turrets that mercilessly perforate his enemies with a barrage of bullets.
  • Mythology Gag: A lot of his attacks contain references to dragons from Fairy Tail, the spiritual predecessor to EDENS ZERO:
    • The name of his flamethrower, Atlas Flame, comes directly from Natsu's Honorary Uncle, a dragon Wreathed in Flames.
    • His Vise Cannon and Drum Buster are meant to be a reference to Weisslogia and Skiadrum, the White and Shadow Dragons, respectively; this is made more apparent by Weisz's descriptions of his attacks.
    • Metallica Explosion alludes to Metalicana, the Iron Dragon and Gajeel's foster father.
    • Grandy Ray and Grandee Wing, the name of Weisz's laser beam and Blade Below the Shoulder, are more or less a corrupted version of the Sky Dragon Grandeeney's name.
  • Not So Different: Young Weisz appears to be a total far cry from his more dignified and respectable older self, but once the crew spends more time with him, they're pleased to find he still has the same kind and considerate heart behind all his scumminess.
  • Odd Friendship: With Hermit. He's a Book Dumb pervert and she's a genius programmer Little Miss Snarker, yet they get along really well.
  • Pet the Dog: He shows he's much kinder than he lets on when he saves Pino from his old gang and restores her torn leg for nothing in return, and giving Happy a slight repair job from getting banged up because he "felt bad seeing him".
  • Poor Communication Kills: Weisz's falling out with Sibir kicked off with a misunderstanding over a stolen pendant belonging to his mother, which Weisz revealed to no one else but him, unaware that someone else in their gang caught wind of it and snatched it for himself. However, it was Sibir's angry and dismissive response to Weisz's accusations—namely by saying that Weisz has stolen from other people without batting an eye—that caused Weisz to cut all ties with him.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He typically resorts to dirty tactics when he has to fight, as demonstrated during the Mildian arc, where he bends the tournament's "no outside help from friends" rule by using Pino's EMP on an Ether Gear user, whom he proceeds to vicously stomp on, and later in the Belial Gore arc, where he stands back to observe Homura's fight with Laguna as a chance to gain information and decide the best way to beat him.
  • Raised by Robots: He was orphaned at a young age and bought an old robot just to have someone to keep him company. This robot is the one who taught him how to use Ether Gear, and was accidentally destroyed during Weisz's first attempt at using it.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: He carries an old-fashioned revolver in a world where people carry more futuristic-looking guns. Justified due to coming from an age decades before the present.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Weisz flies into a vengeful rage and needs to be calmed down by Shiki when he discovers Drakken Joe is responsible for the death of his mother 60 years ago (10 from Weisz's perspective).
  • Serious Business: Weisz takes his superhero persona very seriously, and gets annoyed whenever anyone goes against the standard conventions, such as a villain attacking in the middle of a heroic speech, or Rebecca gaining Super Speed powers that outstrip his Arsenal Suit's own speed, saying it clashes with one of the suit's "selling points" and breaks the "no two people have the same powers" rule for hero teams.
  • Shadow Archetype: Young Weisz embodies the less than model citizen Old Weisz was before his maturation, being an ex-organized crime member who struck out alone to conduct his own dirty work. Whereas the professor is charitable, caring, and charming, Young Weisz is greedy, selfish, opportunistic, and shamelessly lecherous. However, Young Weisz proves to be Not So Different from Old Weisz when he shows he cares for humans and machines deep down.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is meant to be the word "Wise", as shown on the door sign of his quarters in the manga, but Kodansha opted for the spelling "Weisz" and didn't change it once the spelling was made clear.
  • Technopath: His Ether Gear lets him interface with machines and rebuild them instantaneously, ranging from physical repairs to upgrading ships and weapons. By his own admission, he's nowhere near the level of his older self, who could build a lifelike android body for Happy that's completely indistinguishable from his organic form. As shown by what he does to Müller, it also works wonders for absolutely destroying machinery.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill:
    • Although he confronts Drakken Joe with the intention of killing him to avenge his mother, he is unable to deal the final blow and shoot the villain. Though he is angry at himself for it, Shiki affirms his decision, and Old Sibir tells him that it's because he understands the value of life.
    • Played with when fighting Müller. After seeing what a piece of work the scientist is firsthand, alongside hearing his gleeful accounts of torturing Hermit, Jinn, and Kleene, Weisz doesn't hesitate to blow the bastard to pieces once he gets a good shot in, but this doesn't actually kill him since he's an O-Tech, even if it does reduce him to a head with tiny arms attached to it. Granted, considering Weisz's reaction when he sees Müller still alive, it's clear he didn't actually think he would survive, nor did he care if he would.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His Machina Maker makes him a skilled technician, pilot, and weapon-user, but not so much of a physical fighter. Once he completes his Arsenal Suit, however, he becomes a hell of a lot more efficient in combat like Shiki, Homura and, shortly afterward, Rebecca.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: It's implied that some of his perverted views towards women rubs off on Shiki, who gradually becomes more vocal about wanting to see girls in skimpy clothes after Weisz officially joins the crew.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He had a pendant that he received from his mother, who was an interstellar explorer before she died. The pendant was stolen and Weisz wrongly assumed Sibir took it, which lead to their falling out.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Weisz realizes that Drakken Joe indirectly killed his mother, he completely loses his cool and runs to kill Joe.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Sibir were once as thick as thieves, but an argument over a stolen pendant belonging to Weisz's mother caused them to split. Incidentally, the Chronophage rewound time right to around the point when they became enemies. Despite this, however, Weisz continues to think fondly of Sibir for saving his life, and isn't too perturbed by seeing Sibir's much different, elderly self from the present era, save for one moment when Sibir brings up the "minor disagreement" that led to their falling out. Once Old Sibir returns the pendant and explains what happened, Weisz all but loses any ill feelings he had towards him.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: His ultimate justification for joining the crew. From his perspective, he and his entire planet were irreversibly thrust into a new time period. Since going back would mean cutting himself off from the rest of the universe behind a spacetime wall, or at the very least facing up to the police hunting him for being part of Sibir's gang, he realizes he can't go back to his old life and disavows Norma as a "dead" planet.
  • You Killed My Mother: In the climax of the Belial Gore arc, Weisz goes ballistic when he finds out his mother's death was caused by Drakken Joe, who drained her life force to keep himself young; this also factors into his later reluctance to accept Drakken's former subordinates on the Edens Zero.

Arsenal

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"You will be the first chapter in the Arsenal legend!!! And the legend of me... starts right here!"

Weisz's "superhero" identity, which he takes up whenever he wears his Arsenal Suit, an armored exoskeleton he constructed with Hermit's help. This suit runs on his body's Ether and draws out the true potential of his Machina Maker, which he uses to modify the suit with any weapon and gadget he needs.


  • Anti-Magic: His suit has an Ether coating, which increases his resistance to all Ether-based attacks, including Ether Gear.
  • Arm Cannon: Using his Machina Maker, he can turn his arm into a machine gun or an energy cannon.
  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • His first usage of his Arsenal Suit has him utterly schooling Baku, but it burns through his Ether much faster than usual. Once he runs out, the armor leaves him completely exhausted and falls away, rendering him unable to perform basic Ether Gear skills for a short while.
    • In the event his body is somehow paralyzed, he can keep fighting by manipulating the suit itself with his Ether Gear mentally to move, but this burns energy even faster as he himself notes.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Grandee Wing is a massive curved arm blade generated along his lower arm that is powerful enough to slice clean through Müller's O-Tech torso.
  • Calling Your Attacks: His own enemies call him out on how he gives his attacks needlessly long names. Arsenal proclaims it's all part of being a hero.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He gets annoyed when his friends call him by his real name in public. Justified as he's trying to stay in-character, rather than fool them.
  • Expressive Mask: His mask perfectly expresses his mood during comedic scenes, such as Blush Stickers when he suggests Rebecca wear a transparent maid outfit in exchange for his protection. He's also able to shoot a chilling Death Glare when he gets serious.
  • Going Commando: He wears absolutely nothing beneath his Arsenal Suit, since he never assumed the armor would fall off once its effects wore off.
  • Henshin Hero: Invoked. He wears a Kamen Rider-like armor and calls himself a great superhero. As he points out after blowing Müller to pieces, a move like that would be ill-fitting for a superhero, so he took the armor off and performed the deed as Weisz.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He professes to fight for love and justice, yet he's just as much of a lecherous Nominal Hero as he always is, best demonstrated when he says he'll protect Rebecca if she agrees to model skimpy outfits for him in the Dress Factory.
  • In the Name of the Moon: He tries to make a clichéd pre-asskicking speech when acting like a Henshin Hero. Reality Ensues when the villain doesn't wait until he's done to start attacking him.
  • Large Ham: Weisz becomes a hell of a lot more theatrical and flamboyant as he takes his "hero" shtick and runs away with it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He becomes this by combining Super Speed with his enhanced strength.
  • The Nicknamer: He randomly gives Baku the tacky supervillain name "Baron von Lion" on the spot when they meet.
  • Open Secret: His "Secret Identity" is no secret at all to Rebecca and Pino, who can tell who he is by the sound of his voice.
  • Power Fist: His ultimate attack, Metallica Explosion, increases the size of his forearm until it's about as huge as he is, and it makes an explosion when it contacts his enemy.
  • Powered Armor: His Arsenal Suit, built with Hermit's help, is a suit of battle armor attuned to his Machina Maker to draw out its full potential. As such, he can modify it with firearms and other weaponry on the fly, and it affords him Super Speed to turn him into a Lightning Bruiser, as well as Anti-Magic coating to protect him from Ether attacks. The downside is that it rapidly burns through his own Ether, making its period of usefulness very short.
  • Secret Identity: Played for Laughs, which he tries (and fails) to maintain in front of everyone. He also tries to remain in-character in front of his friends, who aren't fooled for a moment since they can recognize his voice.
  • Super Speed: His speed can beat out Baku, another known Super Speed user.
  • Walking Armory: Subverted. He claims his Arsenal Suit is clad in weaponry, but it's actually a Morph Weapon in Powered Armor form that he modifies with his Machina Maker.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He can't believe that his enemy doesn't know that the villains aren't supposed to attack the superhero when he's in the middle of making an introductory speech.

    E.M. Pino 

E.M. Pino

Voiced by: Shiori Izawa

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"I found something that I want to do... I found a dream. Someday... I want to be human. [...] And when I am... then I'll eat curry burgers until I'm stuffed."

A tiny "anti-bot" android who specializes in using EMP to disable technology and Ether Gear. She was built by Ziggy some time between his retirement and death to serve as the so-called Light of Edens, but lost all memory of her past after it was cruelly erased by a gang of thugs. After being rescued by Shiki, Pino pledges him as her new master, joining him to discover the true meaning of her existence—and finding a new sense of purpose by being reborn as a human through Mother.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Her left leg is cruelly torn off by Sibir and replaced with a screw when she can't dance for him. Weisz later restores her leg using his Machina Maker.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: She can analyze people and their surroundings to determine their advantages and weaknesses. This gets Played for Laughs when her constant analysis of everything end up sucking all of Shiki's fun out of a sightseeing tour.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She's a very small and childlike robot, so her crewmates treat her as the "kid" of the crew and are very protective of her.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She betrays Sibir after Shiki speaks about her like a living person who needs to be loved and cared for, not a toy to be played with and disposed of.
  • Become a Real Boy: Following her experiences in a human Digital Avatar on Digitalis, Pino makes it her dream to become a human for real, believing that Mother has the power to grant this wish.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her EMP has many uses that could come in handy in battle against enemies who use Ether Gear and mechanical weaponry, except it also affects her allies nearby, including Shiki and Happy, so she tends to hold her powers back unless she deems it necessary.
  • Broken Bird: She was terribly abused by Sibir, who berated her, ripped off her leg, and forced her to make him her master by erasing her memories of her old one. While she musters the courage to defy Sibir, her amnesia leaves her with an existential crisis once she learns her original master is already dead. Thanks to her friendship with Shiki, she finds a new sense of purpose by deciding to become human, but her trauma of Sibir remains.
  • Characterization Marches On: Pino acts very serious and matter-of-fact when first introduced in the Norma arc, which is a far cry from subsequent arcs where she becomes more cheerful and inquisitive.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Played for Laughs when she eagerly learns from Captain Connor how to say "Screw you", which she misinterprets as "Screws for you." And that's just the Bowdlerized version by Kodansha; in Japanese, she learns to say something much naughtier:
    Pino: Fax you!
  • The Cutie: Despite suffering her own degree of physical and emotional abuse, Pino is the most innocent and cheerful member of the crew.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After all the abuse she endures as Sibir's toy, she strikes back against him by shutting down his Knight Gear before Sibir's bird can kill Shiki with it, firmly putting the gang behind her.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Her design—namely her head, eyes, and mouth—quickly transitions from blocky and robotic to soft and more distinctly human over the course of the manga. Her antennae also immediately jump from angular to ovular between the Digitalis and Mildian arcs. The anime uses her late design from the beginning.
  • EMP: She can generate relatively harmless electromagnetic pulses that disable all other machinery (electronics, robots, etc.) in an area around her for a few seconds. This can also shut down Ether Gear, including her nearby allies.
  • Fairy Companion: Although actually a Robot Buddy, she evokes this image due to her resemblance to a fairy, and she becomes a trusty Sidekick for Shiki. For bonus points, she also dresses up in a fairy costume during the Mildian arc.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Pino" is a masculine name, yet it's used here for a feminine android.
  • Humanity Ensues: Downplayed. She chooses a Little Bit Beastly humanoid form for her avatar on Digitalis, and takes a moment to admire her reflection when she catches a glimpse of it in a window. Weisz uses the same look as a holographic disguise for Pino during the Belial Gore arc.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: She gets a very brief one when the resurrected Ziggy forces her to start deleting her own memories of her friends in exchange for knowledge of what she was really built for; after being encouraged by Shiki to think for herself, she's able to undelete her memories before it's too late.
  • Identity Amnesia: Ever since her memory of Ziggy was wiped by Sibir, she has forgotten everything about the purpose of her existence.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Sibir has her memory of her former master removed so she'd be loyal to him, though she retains her memory of her own name and functions.
  • Living MacGuffin: Sibir holds her hostage so he can use her EMP abilities to steal military-grade robots and take over the city. Shiki and his friends want to rescue her because she's a friend who doesn't belong in Sibir's era, while Weisz wants her just to get rich off of her.
  • The Needs of the Many: Downplayed. When faced with getting a group of B-Cubers off of Guilst, Pino deems it most "efficient" to abandon The Load who'd fallen behind when going back for her would endanger the group's chances of escape, and struggles to grasp Rebecca's decision to go back for her, even though they barely know each other. Once Rebecca does so, however, Pino assures her that she is happy with the outcome.
  • The Noseless: Zig-Zagged. She is drawn without a nose most of the time, but there is one instance where she has visible nostrils before breaking into Tears of Joy.
  • One Degree of Separation: Before her appearance in the story, she was fixed up by Professor Weisz, Rebecca and Happy's Parental Substitute. When they get in touch with him, the professor says that her original master was the Demon King who raised Shiki.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pino is the small pink Robot Girl to Happy's blue male robot cat.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: While visiting Digitalis, Pino chooses a humanoid Digital Avatar for herself, and takes a moment to admire her own appearance in a mirror. Once she returns to the real world, she is disappointed to go back to being a bot, and shortly thereafter declares her intent to become human for real.
  • Punny Name: A double whammy; "E.M. Pino" is a fitting name for a robotic EMP generator who also has Pinocchio Syndrome.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: She's an advanced android who can feel joy, fear, and sadness, and is capable of crying on all accounts. Shiki takes this as proof that she, like all other machines, has a heart.
  • Robot Buddy: She becomes Shiki's Non-Human Sidekick, and is the primary Series Mascot of EDENS ZERO.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: The "hair" in this case is actually a metalic pink helmet, but it reflects her overall innocence.
  • Series Mascot: The latest in Mashima's long tradition of mascot characters, with her design clearly demonstrating the Science Fantasy setting of the series.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Despite being conceived as the primary Series Mascot, Pino has no presence in any of the manga's promotional material before her debut, which Word of God says was to keep the Science Fantasy setting a surprise.
  • Sixth Ranger: Witch considers her to be the next generation to the Four Shining Stars, believing that she'll one day become the "Light of Edens".
  • The Smart Girl: She is the most intellectual member of Shiki's field team, and is responsible for analyzing situations, devising strategies, and serving as a relay between them and Mission Control.
  • Tears of Fear: After everything Sibir put her through, she gets these when she thinks about what will happen if she doesn't do as he says.
  • Tears of Joy: She's moved to tears when Shiki fights Sibir for her sake and overlooks his own injuries in favor of her.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She becomes a lot livelier after she's freed from Sibir and joins Shiki's crew.
  • Trapped in Villainy: In the Norma arc, Sibir forces her to designate him as her master and go along with his crimes after deleting her memories of Ziggy and tearing off her leg. Although she'd rather be with her real master despite forgetting him, she can't bring herself to ignore his orders, both because she's terrified of the further abuse she'd suffer from him, and because he'd take his anger out on other androids. Experiencing Shiki's kindness and concern convinces her to defy Sibir.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She has little to no combat ability, but her EMP and analytical skills can give her and her teammates an edge in a fight.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Downplayed. She's capable of understanding the concept of friendship, and considers herself a friend of Shiki. However, she doesn't understand the actions friends take for each other when it's "inefficient", such as going back for a lost friend when it decreases the survival rate of the majority.
  • Wistful Amnesia: Despite getting her old memories of Ziggy deleted by Sibir, she still knows that she can't remember him and is deeply troubled by it.
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    Homura Kōgetsu 

Homura Kōgetsu

Voiced by: Shiki Aoki

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"My name is Homura Kōgetsu. And my blade is the holy power granted me by my master. 'Tis the sword meant to defeat the Demon King."

A young samurai in training from Planet Oedo who has the unfortunate habit of blurting out every thought that crosses her mind. She was mentored by the Four Shining Stars' Valkyrie, whose five-year disappearance leads Homura to join the Edens Zero crew in the hope of finding her. She also sees this as an opportunity to test her own mettle by challenging the current Demon King, Shiki, to an honorable duel.

Homura's Ether Gear, Soul Blade, is a technique taught to her by Valkyrie that produces swords of solid Ether with which to fight.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She endured just as much gossip and harassment on her homeworld for being raised by a machine as Valkyrie did just for being a machine. This factors largely into Valkyrie's decision to leave in search of Homura's real mother, since Valkyrie felt Homura deserved better.
  • Always Someone Better: Although she comes across as a Master Swordswoman to her friends and enemies, she is still just a student to the significantly more experienced Valkyrie, who is far more outclassed by Elsie Crimson.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She shows signs of social disability such as a near total lack of a social filter, only mild changes in facial expressions, a slight struggle with friendly interaction, and a tendency to lose focus on other people around her when talking to one person. She is also extremely sensitive to heat, considering a bath in an ordinary hot spring to be rigorous training.
  • Animal Theme Naming: Her techniques all have some kind of animal mentioned in their name:
    • Leopard: Leopard Stance, Leopard Claw Frenzy
    • Dragon: Dragon Flash
    • Snake: Snake Strike, Snake Bite
    • Crane: Crane Style, Towering Crane Gust
    • Tiger: Tiger Form, Tiger Six-Claw Strike, Wild Tiger Lightning Claw
  • Antiquated Linguistics: She speaks with a formal tone like someone out of the Edo period in Japanese, which Kodansha translates into slightly medieval English.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • Very briefly during the Sun Jewel arc, where she's temporarily held hostage by Garrot and rendered helpless for insubordination while she and Shiki are sent to work in the labor district. Shiki quickly saves her before Garrot can do anything unsavory.
    • Again briefly, in the Forest arc. When Justice hears Shiki openly admit he's a friend of Elsie, he takes that as grounds to kill him and imprison his friends, and thus orders Creed to capture Homura which he reluctantly does with his Ether Lock, prompting Shiki to attack Justice demanding they release her.
  • Bathing Beauty: Like Rebecca, Homura enjoys taking baths although she likes them much better with cold water because only slightly warm water makes her feel like she's burning.
  • Bathtub Bonding: She bathes frequently in the Spa of Eden with Rebecca and Happy, which quickly leads the two girls to becoming friends.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: During her rematch with Sylph in the Beliel Gore arc, she matches her in a battle of wind power and ultimately manages to beat her with it.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a small one directly under her left eye.
  • The Big Girl: She's the main close-range fighter in Shiki's core team with her specialty being swordsmanship.
  • Bilingual Bonus: In Japanese, she always says "Ether" and "Ether Gear" in hiragana, the written letters for words of Japanese origin, rather than the usual katakana for loanwords.
  • Blade Spam: Her Snake Strike technique is a split-second variety of this attack.
  • Blow You Away: Her Towering Crane Gust attack blows gusts of wind when she turns her swords into a Double Weapon and spins it like a pinwheel. It's powerful enough to rival more experienced wind users like Sylph.
  • Boobs of Steel: She is the strongest female member of Shiki's team by a long shot, and has an equally impressive bust size.
  • Brutal Honesty: Her habit of voicing her innermost thoughts has led to her voicing some unflattering opinions towards people, namely Young Weisz, who is always informed of how uncomfortable he makes her.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Following her Unpleasant Parent Reveal, this is subverted. When Homura has the perfect opportunity to chew her mother out for abandoning her, causing Valkyrie's death, and all the horrible things she has done to the people of Sun Jewel, she simply chooses not to and lets her go—not because she loves or forgives her mother, but because she has virtually no feelings or interest towards her mother whatsoever. She does, however, humbly yet coldly request her mother to stay out of her life forever.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Homura admits keeping secrets isn't something she's good at because of her bad habit to blurt out whatever is in her mind. This is why Witch decides to not tell her what the ship's weapon Etherion does.
  • Character Tics: She usually covers her mouth with her sleeve whenever she's saying something that's supposed to be a secret.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Averted. Unlike the other Shining Stars' Battle Dresses, Homura's "Battle Dress" is purely cosmetic and doesn't actually make her any stronger. Considering her Implausible Fencing Powers, this is hardly an issue.
  • The Comically Serious: Despite her perpetually solemn face, her tendency to blurt out her thoughts for no reason lends itself to some humorous and awkward situations.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She gets more focus out of anyone in the team during the Mildian and Sun Jewel arcs, which focus primarily on her past and search for Valkyrie.
  • Death Glare: She gives one to anybody who dares to show any disrespect towards her mentor. This includes her own mother, who caused Valkyrie's death, and only settles for scaring her out of her life with a terrifying glare because she doesn't find her worth anything else.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: While she doesn't always say so, she is wholly aware of her habit to openly say what she means to keep to herself.
  • Doomed Hometown: She comes from a village that was attacked by bandits that apparently claimed her father's life. Valkyrie saved her from a trio of them who were on the verge of kidnapping her and selling her to slavery.
  • Dual Wielding: Her Leopard Stance splits her sword into two short blades.
  • Easily Forgiven: A humorous Double Subversion. Jinn claims that he still doesn't forgive her for hurting his sister, only to immediately backpedal and forgive her simply because Kleene asked him to.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: Invoked. She admits she was going for the image of a "knight" for her swordsmanship, but ended up looking like a samurai, which Shiki thinks is way cooler.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Homura is very protective of her unofficial adoptive mother Valkyrie. In the past, she only turned violent towards the people of Oedo who harassed her when they insulted Valkyrie. In Sun Jewel, when Garrot desecrates Valkyrie's corpse by licking and decapitating her right in front of Homura, she throws a Storm of Blades at him and then stabs him through the chest with Valkyrie's sword.
  • Family of Choice: Double Subverted. She grew up under Valkyrie's tutelage since she suffered Parental Abandonment, but it was always as a student-and-teacher dynamic for Homura, who insisted to everyone else that it was nothing more than that. Ever since Valkyrie's disappearance, however, Homura's feelings towards her have changed to the point where she's willing to see her as a mother, and wishes to tell her this when they reunite. These feelings are finally solidified when she finds out what happened to Valkyrie and that her birth mother is in no way a good person, let alone a good parent, leading Homura to firmly declare Valkyrie as her one true mother.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: Unlike other Ether Gear users, she has two separate style names: "Five Sword Fencing" when she assumes one of her five fighting styles, and "Warrior Maiden Single-Sword Attack", when using her sword's default form.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her complete lack of a social filter inevitably becomes problematic when facing against enemies, who end up catching wind of her thought processes and secrets without her meaning to.
  • Flowers of Femininity: Homura is a beautiful and noble Lady of War always dressed in elegant kimonos. At Digitalis, her avatar wears a rose in her hair.
  • Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends at Oedo because other kids made fun of her for being raised by a robot. She cares deeply about the crew because they're her first friends and wants them to stay together.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Her desire to battle and defeat Shiki is purely out of a good-natured desire for a Worthy Opponent, since they become quick friends not long after they meet each other.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: She tries to challenge Rebecca to a fight when they're both naked in the bath more than once, but Rebecca declines because fighting naked is too shameless. Elsie, on the other hand, does accept Homura's request for a duel in the middle of their Bathtub Bonding.
  • Happily Adopted: She's an orphan Valkyrie picked up in a war-torn planet. While Homura only calls Valkyrie her teacher, their bond is closer to mother and daughter. Homura eventually does acknowledge herself as Valkyrie's daughter and successor.
  • Heroic BSoD: She spends much of the Sun Jewel arc's final battle in the middle of one after she finds out Valkyrie was Dead All Along, and doesn't recover from it until the battle comes to her and snaps her out of her funk, though not before fully processing Shiki and Rebecca's words of encouragement.
  • History Repeats: Homura battles Sylph/Kleene during both timelines in the Belial Gore arc, with the fight spilling into a stripper bar on both accounts. The difference is that Homura comes ill-prepared for the fight the first time around, resulting in her defeat and capture, while Rebecca's warnings of Sylph's techniques in the second timeline allow for Homura to find her weakness much faster.
  • I Never Got Any Letters: The reason Homura never knew why Valkyrie vanished in the first place is because a neighborhood cat ran off with the note her teacher left explaining everything.
  • I Will Find You: Her teacher Valkyrie disappeared without saying a word, so Homura joins the Edens Zero crew to find her. When she finally does find her in the Sun Jewel arc, Homura discovers she's three years too late as Valkyrie has been Dead All Along.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: Every time she says something she ought to be keeping to herself, such as her secret agendas or unflattering opinions towards others, she usually caps it off by saying she won't comment on it.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: She first demonstrates her Ether Gear's power by slicing a high-speed missile clean in half with her sword. She's also capable of Parrying Bullets from unlikely distances.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: She can't keep her cool and descends into messy tears upon discovering Valkyrie's battered remains on Sun Jewel, realizing her mentor is long dead.
  • Ironic Name: The name Homura means "flame", yet she's hypersensitive to heat and fairs poorly against anything above room temperature.
  • It Was a Gift: When she was a child, she always carried with her a stuffed toy her biological mother gave her, and still keeps it in a storage device in the present day, keeping it on the off-chance that they would meet so her mother could recognize her. When she discovers Kurenai cares so little about her that she's long forgotten about the gift, Homura decides to leave it with Valkyrie, her one true mother.
  • Japanese Politeness: As a Yamato Nadeshiko, she always remains polite and apologetic whenever she slips into Brutal Honesty mode due to her lack of a social filter. She also firmly maintains this when confronting her Evil Matriarch birth mother by respectfully bowing on her hands and knees while very politely telling her that she means nothing to her anymore, and humbly requesting that she stay out of her life forever.
  • Keigo: She speaks with a formal register in Japanese, reflected by her Antiquated Linguistics in English.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She always goes into battle wearing a beautiful and detailed kimono.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: Her nigh-exclusive outfit is a kimono, which makes her stand out as the most old-fashioned looking character in a predominantly Science Fiction setting.
  • Lady of War: She's a swordswoman who wears a floral kimono and carries herself with a calm, dignified air. Using her Leopard Stance and Soul Blade, she defeats a group of armed soldiers with almost effortless grace.
  • Laser Blade: Her Ether Gear gives her the power to create a katana from her own Ether, allowing it to change shape to suit her fighting style. It also has the power to momentarily transfer Ether into other people.
  • Legacy Character: Following the Sun Jewel arc, she decides to take Valkyrie Yuna's place as a Shining Star. The other Shining Stars acknowledge her as Valkyrie Homura.
  • A Lesson Learned Too Well: When she first met Valkyrie, Homura was so painfully shy that she could barely muster the will to introduce herself, so Valkyrie taught her the value of using her words and encouraged her to speak her mind more. Homura took this a bit too closely to heart, as now she can't help but speak her mind all the time.
  • Master Swordswoman: Downplayed. She has Implausible Fencing Powers that the best real-life swordsmen can only dream of having, such as slicing missiles, deflecting bullets, and single-handedly decimating groups of enemies. All that said, she's still a young, growing student who cannot begin to compare to her mentor, and she gradually faces more challenging enemies that showcase just how much experience she still lacks.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Homura is a well-endowed young woman with a curvaceous figure who wears a kimono that shows off her long voluptuous legs and features Sideboobs. She is also subject to a lot of Male Gaze in the manga, which emphasizes her breasts, butt, and legs.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Valkyrie disappeared before Homura could see her off, as she spent their last day together crying over why she was forced to apologize for standing up to a group of neighborhood teens who were badmouthing Valkyrie. Then Valkyrie dies on another planet a couple of years later without Homura knowing for three years.
  • No Social Skills: She has certain lapses when it comes to talking to others, in part because of her habit of always speaking her innermost thoughts in public. At one point in the Sun Jewel arc, she also instinctively shouts out loud for someone who's seen her mentor in the middle of a crowded building, and continues to do so against Pino's advice until Rebecca finally admonishes Homura.
  • One-Woman Army: She is such a skilled swordswoman that she can wipe out an entire squadron of trained gunmen with ease.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Homura keeps a stuffed animal she received from her Missing Mom when she was little as a way for her mother to recognize her when she's older. When Homura shows Kurenai the doll during their reunion on Sun Jewel over a decade later, Kurenai has completely forgotten about it, which indicates that whatever bond they had before has now vanished, prompting Homura to leave it with the remains of her real mother, Valkyrie.
  • Parental Abandonment: She has lost both of her parents: her mother left before the war started to provide for their family, and her father is nowhere to be seen. It later turns out her mom outright ditched her to become the Evil Overlord of another planet, with her father still remaining unknown.
  • Parrying Bullets: She's capable of using her Soul Blade to deflect bullets back at their firers with impeccable precision, and from across great distances.
  • Raised by Robots: Homura was basically adopted by the Robot Girl Valkyrie when she was a kid, though Homura insisted Valkyrie was only her teacher when others called Valkyrie her mother. Unfortunately, their parent-child relationship makes them targets of Fantastic Racism on Oedo, which is why Valkyrie left to search for Homura's birth mother.
  • Relative Button: She despises any slight or insult levied against her adoptive mother Valkyrie, whether it's someone who calls her less than human for being an android, or a supposed replica designed to mimic every detail of her.note 
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She gets angry at Weisz when he uses his disguise app to put her in a stripper costume. She also tries to retreat from battle when Kleene uses her wind to steal Homura's clothes and leave her in nothing but her panties.
  • Samurai Ponytail: She's a swordswoman from a planet that looks like feudal Japan, and fittingly ties her hair back in a high ponytail.
  • Showgirl Skirt: She adjusts her kimono so the skirt splits down the front, showing off her legs.
  • Shrinking Violet: She used to be the exact opposite of the way she is now before she met Valkyrie, being so timid that it was a struggle just to introduce herself.
  • Signature Headgear: She ties back some of her hair in a ponytail with an iconic ribbon that resembles bunny ears.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She's an all-around Yamato Nadeshiko who is also trained in the art of swordsmanship by one of the Demon King's most powerful fighter.
  • Spirited Competitor: Although she is very modest about it, she openly admits to getting excited whenever she is about to face strong adversaries. It's for this reason why she wants to fight Shiki, because to her, anyone worthy enough to inherit the title of "Demon King" from the one Valkyrie was never able to defeat must be a Worthy Opponent.
  • The Stoic: Her default expression is a distant, contemplative gaze, and while she still shows emotion, it comes across in less extreme changes than other characters, even when she becomes embarrassed or upset. The only time she breaks her emotionless mask is when she becomes enraged towards people insulting her mentor, and when she cries inconsolably upon discovering her death.
  • Storm of Blades: She shares her ultimate attack, Odin Strike, with Valkyrie. Unfortunately, her first use of it becomes The Worf Barrage due to her inexperience. However, she cleverly turns it around by using them to throw Valkyrie's sword into the air to impale her enemy.
  • Strong and Skilled: She's a trained warrior who has enough power to take down several enemies at once and a smart mind that makes her come up with tactics to deal with tricky enemies.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Homura is cool and stone-faced most of the time, but she's friendly in general and cares about her friends. She especially has great affection for her teacher, Valkyrie.
  • Super Speed: Her Leopard Stance drastically increases her speed, allowing her to attack multiple enemies in an instant.
  • Take Up My Sword: With Valkyrie Dead All Along, Homura effectively takes her place among the Four Shining Stars.
  • Token Human: After Valkyrie is discovered to be dead, Homura decides to join the Four Shining Stars to take her mother figure's place. Therefore, she becomes the first and only human to be a Shining Star.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Zig-Zagged. Her character profile rates her "intelligence" as a below-average two stars out of five, but her tendency to blurt out things she ought to be keeping secret in front of her enemies is less out of stupidity and more because she has a persistent social disorder. Unfortunately, making such simple, life-threatening mistakes makes her come across as rather dim to other people, which touches a nerve with Shiki.
  • Unpleasant Parent Reveal: She is horrified to discover that one of her lost parents is actually Madame Kurenai, the Evil Overlord of Sun Jewel, whose actions have indirectly resulted in her beloved mentor's death.
  • Weak to Fire: She has a very low heat tolerance, which is both Played for Laughs when she can't enjoy a soothing hot bath without breaking out into a sweat, and Played for Drama when she almost dies passing out from a heatstroke while surrounded by fire on Red Cave and Foresta.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Homura's mother left their planet to earn money for her family, unintentionally leaving Homura alone when war broke out and her father was killed. While Homura doesn't resent her mother for this, Valkyrie decided to bring her mom back by any means necessary when she felt Homura desperately needs a real parent's unconditional love. This is complicated when they find out her mother is Madame Kurenai, the Evil Overlord of Sun Jewel, and doesn't actually care about her daughter.
  • Wolverine Claws: Her Tiger Form gives her these. She can also make them electrically charged to deal more damage.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Her Soul Blade can be broken against a hard enough surface, and will remain in a broken state when summoned until Homura has time to reforge it.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: As someone who comes from a planet based on feudal Japan, she fully embodies the traits of a refined, polite, unwavering Japanese girl who's whole-heartedly devoted to her teacher and helping the rest of the crew she comes to call her friends.

Four Shining Stars

    In General 
The Demon King's Four Shining Stars are a quartet of androids created by Ziggy to serve aboard the Edens Zero. Each member is connected to one of the ship's core functions, bringing out its full capabilities when all four are together.
  • The Ageless: Because they are androids, they all look exactly the same during their debut appearance as they did when Shiki was a baby.
  • Amazon Brigade: All of them are female.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Witch is the calm and docile magic user (Beauty), Hermit is the genius hacker (Brains), and Sister is the sadistic ex-dominatrix (Brawn). Valkyrie is exempt due to her death, leaving the others as the only remaining members to maintain this dynamic after joining Shiki's crew.
  • Boobs of Steel: With the exception of Hermit, all of the Shining Stars have sizable breasts.
  • Brain Uploading: Downplayed. As androids, they can store backup copies of their memories and personalities on a cloud, but only as a failsafe for unexpected defects and partial damage. When Sister suggests they use this method to bring Valkyrie Back from the Dead, Witch immediately retorts that it's impossible and would simply result in a copy of their dead friend with her memories but none of the feelings associated with them.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Upon retiring, Ziggy split them up with one final order for them to each live their own lives as they saw fit until Shiki came of age. Shiki's goal upon getting the Edens Zero is to get them back together, helping them overcome the physical or emotional hurdles keeping them from doing so.
  • Death Is Cheap: Averted. Despite being androids who can be rebuilt and back up their own minds in case of emergencies, they are not designed to cheat death with these methods. They will die when their "core" is destroyed or inevitably runs out of power, and any attempt to copy their memories and personalities would result in exactly that: a copy of a dead person who'd know a life they never experienced, and would thus lack the emotions associated with those memories. It's for this reason that the crew chooses to accept Valkyrie's death rather than live with an imitation of her.
  • Elite Four: A heroic example, despite what their master's title would indicate; they are state-of-the-art androids with unique functions and capabilities that, when brought together aboard the Edens Zero, turn it into one of the most formidable, spaceworthy ships in the entire cosmos.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: The surviving Shining Stars are devastated when Ziggy—who taught them that being human or machine doesn't matter—not only wages war on humanity right after revealing himself to be alive, but also reveals that he's already replaced them with the Four Dark Stars.
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: There's the dedicated and loyal Witch, the mannish and laidback Sister, the smart introvert Hermit, and the cool warrior Valkyrie.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Loyal and servile Witch is Phlegmatic, crude and hotheaded Sister is Sanguine, quiet and sarcastic Hermit is Melancholic, and brave and noble Valkyrie is Choleric.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: Downplayed. Although Witch advises Shiki and the gang to gather all four androids before they brave Dragonfall, she clarifies later on that while making the voyage without them would be extremely difficult, it wouldn't be impossible. Beyond that, the only thing that requires all members to be present beyond is the authorization of Code 3173, which is itself optional to use. Ultimately, the crew decides they must make do without Valkyrie when she turns out to be Dead All Along.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": The descriptive titles they're called by are their primary ID codes, which are more or less the casual "names" of androids. While each member has a name attached to their "titles"—Regret, Ivry, Mio, and Yuna, respectively—they're treated more as surnames than anything.
  • Living MacGuffin: These fully sentient androids are also Plot Coupons required to make the heroes' way to Mother just a little easier.
  • Ms. Fanservice: With the exception of Hermit, the Four Shining Stars are all highly attractive, busty Robot Girls who have their share of suggestive scenes, despite having comparatively less screentime than girls like Rebecca and Homura.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Witch is servile and dedicated (Nice), Sister is the rude, mannish ex-dominatrix (Mean), and Hermit is a Playful Hacker and at the same time sullen and snarky (In-between). Valkyrie's death exempts her from this dynamic with the others.
  • One Degree of Separation: They were all built by Ziggy on Granbell, the same planet where he retired to raise Shiki.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Their emotional behavior is practically identical to that of any ordinary human, and they have the physical ability to cry and bleed as if they were flesh and blood. Given that their creator believed that all robots are alive in the same way that humans are, these features were likely implemented to take full advantage of that.
  • Robot Girl: All four of them are built to be female, and three of them are physically attractive young women, with the fourth being a cute young girl.
  • Super Mode: They possess a combat form called a Battle Dress that increases their battle capacity to varying degrees. Averted with Homura, who's not an android but is nevertheless already a skilled warrior without it, and settles for a holographic dress just so she doesn't get left out when the whole group suits up.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: Witch is the Wife (gentle and very protective of her "family"), Sister is the Seductress (Dominatrix by hobby and has no problem with Battle Strip), and Hermit is the Child (young-looking Playful Hacker). Valkyrie's death exempts her from this dynamic with the others.
  • Town Girls: Witch, who is subservient and polite, is the Femme; Sister, who is crude and fierce, is the Butch; and Hermit, who is intelligent and cynical, is the Neither.
  • Uniqueness Value: Each of the Four Shining Stars is entirely unique and can never be fully replicated by another android. Because of this, Homura becomes downright furious when Xiaomei pits her against a training bot holographically disguised as Valkyrie and passes it off as a replica with the same memories and personality as her, as Homura views the idea of a second Valkyrie to be an insult to the original.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: When Ziggy returns, he declares that he has no further use for the Four Shining Stars and tries to destroy them with the rest of the Edens Zero, revealing that he's already replaced them all with the Edens One and Four Dark Stars as their Superior Successors.

    Witch Regret 

Witch Regret

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"I am the Shield of Edens. I will eliminate whatever enemy I must to protect my family. That is the reason I fight."

The Shield of Edens, a sorceress who serves as the Edens Zero's caretaker and first line of defense. She is completely subservient to her master, the Demon King, and loves the crew as if they were her family, but is terrifyingly ruthless to anyone unwelcome aboard her ship. Witch is the only Shining Star to remain aboard the ship after Ziggy's retirement, dutifully waiting for Shiki's return and succession as Demon King.

Witch typically uses Shield Ether to create force fields to defend against threats to herself and the ship. However, her true specialty lies in changing her Ether's elemental properties and manipulating it as if it were magic.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her more traditional Hot Witch costume features nothing but a pair of sashes covering her chest, leaving everything in between and around them completely bare.
  • Barrier Warrior: Fittingly for someone called the Shield of Edens, Witch creates force fields that protect herself and the entire ship from virtually any attack thrown their way.
  • Berserk Button: She rarely shows any anger, but the one thing guaranteed to set her off is going into an unauthorized part of the Edens Zero.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's gentle and loyal to a fault, but mess with the Edens Zero crew, whom she considers to be her family, and she won't show any mercy.
  • Braids of Action: The end of her hair is tied in a braid and she's a powerful fighter.
  • Brutal Honesty: She doesn't mince words when it comes to important things, such as telling the robot Nadia that her human lover Andrew has been dead for years. This doubles as Cruel to Be Kind, since she felt it would be better for the woman to properly grieve and move on rather than clinging to false hope.
  • Cleavage Window: Her first outfit features a cut in the upper center that exposes quite a bit of her well-endowed chest.
  • Combat Stilettos: Her outfit after the Sun Jewel arc comes with high heels, which she fights in and uses to stomp on Maria's throat later on.
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: Apart from facing people who assume she can't feel anything because she's Just a Machine, she gets the same treatment from Sister, who pointedly calls her a "heartless witch" during a heated argument when Witch pragmatically opposes trying to bring Valkyrie Back from the Dead, which Sister is too proud to admit isn't possible. Thus, Sister is deeply taken aback when Witch allows herself to cry and grieve together with her over their lost teammate.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Her initial outfit has her going barefoot, exposing her line-striped feet.
  • Elemental Powers: When in her Assault Witch mode, she is able to use "magic" by using elemental Ether, interchanging between ice, to air to lightning.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Witch's face is so beautiful that when she unmasks herself for the first time, Rebecca and Homura are just as captivated as Shiki and Weisz.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Downplayed. Only Witch considers herself to be the Demon King's property due to her status as an android, which Ziggy and Shiki heavily discourage. Nevertheless, she is at her most content when following her master's wishes, no matter what her personal feelings may be. It's also indicated by Ziggy's orders for the Four Shining Stars to live their lives as they see fit that her subservience is entirely her own choice.
  • Hot Witch: Her android body is very shapely, and she wears a dress which reveals a lot of leg and cleavage. For extra measure, she switches out her usual outfit with a classic wizard hat and staff during the voyage to Mildian.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She sees nothing wrong with letting Weisz get a peek of the skin beneath her swimsuit to show him how she can automatically tan her skin. Later, she explains to Shiki that as a sorceress, it is more embarrassing for her face to be uncovered than her body.
  • Leotard of Power: One of her outfits of a skintight leotard and she looks damn good kicking ass with it.
  • Magical Barefooter: Befitting of the name "Witch", she's often shown not wearing any shoes, and she's noted to manipulate Ether like magic more than any other in the setting.
  • Magitek: She can manipulate her own Ether in a fashion similar to magic, such as using elemental attacks or purging the Edens Zero of its parasite infestation.
  • One-Way Visor: Her typical outfit comes with a helmet that covers the upper half of her face with a black visor, with her eyes only becoming visible when she expresses an intense emotion such as dread or anger.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is long enough to go down to her butt.
  • Robot Wizard: She's a female robot named Witch. As her name indicates, the way she uses Ether is the closest to traditional magic out of the Shining Stars.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: She follows each and every kind of order Shiki gives her to the letter without question, including his joking order to bark like a dog, much to his disturbance.
  • Spaceship Girl: Downplayed. Witch is not physically connected to the Edens Zero, but she is networked directly into its mainframe, essentially making her a part of the ship and allowing her access to its defense systems. Thus, while she can leave the ship, doing so would essentially leave it unguarded.
  • The Stoic: She is always extremely calm and polite, including when she cries, and only expresses anger through Tranquil Fury.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: A benign example. As she is connected with the Edens Zero, she is capable of hearing every conversation on the ship as she pleases, and provides advice as necessary.
  • Team Mom: She has a kind and motherly nature that allows her to bring comfort to her "sisters" and crewmates during hard times. When anyone threatens her beloved "family" at the Edens Zero, she goes into full Mama Bear mode.
  • Tranquil Fury: On the rare occasions when she gets angry, she remains just as calm as always, but with a terrifying Death Glare.
  • Vapor Wear: Her first outfit's Cleavage Window indicates she has no bra; her second outfit's Absolute Cleavage confirms it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is colored green.

    Sister Ivry 

Sister Ivry

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"Don't worry. No matter how much it hurts, I won't kill you. I'm the Life of Edens. I can bring you back to life as many times as I want."

The Life of Edens, a foul-mouthed nun who's in charge of the ship's hygiene. She has a serious sadistic streak, even keeping a BDSM dungeon in the back of her infirmary. She wound up getting her identity stolen by another android for ten years during a mission to the planet Guilst gone wrong, leading to some confusion until the real Sister is finally rescued.

Sister's Heal Atomizer gives her the miraculous ability to mend wounds, repair broken machines, restore lost stamina, and undo negative status effects, and even "overheal" people—the last of which is just as dangerous as any injury.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her Battle Dress leaves her cleavage exposed for everyone to see.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Sister gets Hermit to take responsibility for nearly getting the ship destroyed while she was acting like Achilles in His Tent, despite knowing that she was still deep in a Heroic BSoD at the time. However, Sister makes it clear soon afterwards that she was concerned the whole time and is just happy to have her back.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She has a picture of Rebecca on her phone, calling her cute while blushing when showing it off.
  • Badass in Distress: She spent a whole decade in unconscious captivity on Guilst while another android uses her name and powers for herself until Weisz and Homura set her free.
  • Battle Strip: She takes off all her clothes when activating her healing powers on Illega's petrified victims, revealing a bikini-like body pattern. Lampshaded when a flabbergasted Shiki wonders what the point of it was, while Weisz flat out doesn't care.
  • Berserk Button: Her biggest pet peeve is when someone tries pushing the button on Mosco's belly, especially Mosco himself.
  • Big Sister Bully: She has this sort of dynamic with Hermit, whom she teases often and gives a harsh scolding whenever she causes trouble. That said, Sister has no ill will behind it and genuinely loves Hermit like the others.
  • Combat Medic: Her main power is healing, but she's also a tough fighter with powerful punches and kicks.
  • Cry Cute: She's normally abrasive and sharp-tongued, but when she's alone in private with Witch, she allows herself to let her sensitive side out and openly wail over the death of Valkyrie, one of their oldest and closest companions.
  • The Dog Bites Back: She's in no mood to listen to excuses when she's freed from her imprisonment in Rogue Out's basement and finds that Rogue Out's leader has been using her powers and name to build her own reputation for ten years, taking the imposter down in a matter of moments.
  • Dominatrix: She proudly calls herself an ex-dominatrix.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Sister has no qualms about torturing someone, yet when she dives into Kleene's mind to find the source of her mental condition, she was genuinely horrified seeing her and her brother being tortured by Muller when they were helpless children.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's extremely unforgiving to her imposter for thinking she can get away with impersonating her for ten years, first threatening to remodel her into one of the Demon King's latrines, and then delivering a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown while promising to break and fix her endlessly until she tires of it. She only spares the imposter once Weisz tells Sister to lay off and focus on escaping the then-doomed planet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's crass and makes fun of everyone in the crew, including her new master, but she's also a dedicated healer, admires Shiki's friendliness, and deeply loves her fellow Shining Stars like her own family.
  • The Lad-ette: She is an Ore Onna who talks like a thug, beats the crap out of anyone who slights her, and gets excited when stuck in the middle of life-threatening peril.
  • The Medic: Her role as the Life of Edens amounts to this, as she can magically heal both humans and machines, including the Edens Zero itself. However, her powers can only work on "living" things, and the ship technically isn't "alive" until all Four Shining Stars are present.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her hair is silvery white, and she has mystical healing powers despite being an android.
  • Nun Too Holy: She dresses like a nun, but is otherwise The Lad-ette through and through.
  • Off the Wagon: After her ten-year break from her dominatrix hobby, she tosses her coin to go into Combat Sadomasochist mode with Daichi.
  • Ore Onna: She refers to herself with the almost universally male Japanese pronoun ore, sounding extremely butch.
  • Over Clocking Attack: Her most dangerous attack, "Overheal Destroy", involves using her healing powers to restore an enemy's stamina far beyond what the body can handle, causing them to overheat and blow up.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her right eye on occasion.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Her Battle Dress comes with metallic wings.
  • Rescue Introduction: She's first found trapped and unconscious in a cellar where her impostor has locked her up for the past ten years until she gets freed by Weisz and Homura.
  • Sadist: She's into S&M, outright calling herself a former Dominatrix, and using her healing powers to make sure she can "play" with her victims for as long as she wants.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She performs a Battle Strip when using her powers, seemingly for no reason at all and not caring what anyone around her thinks.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Despite being royally pissed at Maria, Seth, and Diego for breaking into her crew's home, and threatening to brutally torture Maria into spilling info on her boss, Drakken Joe, Sister expresses sympathy for them through her awareness of what Drakken would do to them for failure, and offers Maria leniency when the others self-destruct. This blows up in her face when Seth and Diego turn out to be Faking the Dead and Maria is merely buying time to let them seize the ship.
  • Torture Technician: She has a torture chamber hidden in the back of her room.
  • Troll: During her fight with Daichi, she lets him bound her with his tree Ether and attempt to torture her while playing along and wanting to see how being at a disadvantage feels. After letting him have his fun, she easily breaks free from the trees and swiftly ends the fight before Daichi can attempt a counterattack.
  • Unwanted False Faith: She doesn't give a damn when her imposter claims to have always revered her as a god for her healing powers, as she doesn't take kindly to being taken hostage and impersonated for ten years.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just knowing there's a true Sister gives away that the first Sister that shows up in the Guilst arc is an impostor.
  • Walking Techfix: Her healing powers work not just on organic beings, but broken machines as well. However, it only works on a physical level, and only if the machine in question is "alive".
  • Whip It Good: Her Weapon of Choice is a chain whip that she calls her "Paradise Whip", befitting of a Dominatrix.
  • White Mage: Her powers revolve around healing and restoration of any living thing, whether they are organic or mechanical. Her powers also work on petrification, as she demonstrates when she revives all of Illega's stone victims.

    Hermit Mio 

Hermit Mio

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"I can be kind because I do know pain. That is the way of my heart."

The Mind of Edens, an ace programmer and gamer who manages the ship's security systems. She is found in the virtual world of Digitalis following a traumatic incident on Planet Newton that left her with a seething hatred of humans, but Shiki's kindness inspires her to come out of isolation and learn to trust her new human crew.

Hermit's special hacking ability, Master Code, allows her to break into computer systems and reprogram them however she pleases, which makes her especially powerful in an age where just about every device is linked up to a network.
  • Achilles in His Tent: She resists Shiki's attempts to bring her back to the Edens Zero in favor of remaining on Digitalis, which she owes to her distrust of them. When she finally relents, she just holes herself up in the Dress Factory when the ship comes under attack by Spider, telling everyone to go without her. She only comes around after Shiki and the others help her realize that she wants to trust them, but can't trust herself after humans used her to destroy a planet of androids.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Hermit's usually a Cheerful Child, but she also has a big ego and gets especially smug whenever someone doubts her about it.
  • Broken Bird: She was once a Cheerful Child who dreamed of being friends with humans, but her love for them was shattered after getting manipulated and abused in the most horrific ways, leaving her in a fifteen-year Heroic BSoD of neverending anger and self-loathing. Thanks to Shiki, she recovers enough to regain her smile and sense of humor, but still retains something of a cynical streak.
  • Broken Tears: As Spider hacks and starts destroying the Edens Zero in the Digitalis arc, she just curls up in the Dress Factory and cries, too deep in self-doubt and denial over how kind the crew has been to her to do anything. The fact that the crew refuses to leave her despite her telling them to leads to the emotional breakthrough she needs to go back to her old, cheerful self.
  • Cheerful Child: Her pre-Broken Bird personality is a cheery and helpful girl who loves playing games and making costumes in the Dress Factory. While she goes back to this mindset after her emotional recovery, however, she's also shown to have a bit of an attitude.
  • Cry Cute: She fails to hold back her tears when her cynical facade crumbles and openly shares her deeply broken heart to the crew for the first time, realizing she wants to be their friend despite everything that happened to her.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Light blue eyes to go with her light blue hair.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Ever since she was used as a pawn and guinea pig for humans' horrific experiments for two years, she became deeply disillusioned with the idea of humans having hearts and being friends with robots. Meeting Shiki and his crew, however, has the opposite effect.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her initial distrust of the crew and hatred of humanity is fully understandable once her past is revealed. After leaving the crew fifteen years ago, Hermit was approached by a team of human scientists on Newton who acted like they supported human-machine relations, but were secretly a group of Evil Luddites who tricked her into helping them build a Doomsday Device, which they used to destroy a planet of robots. The only reason they let Hermit live was to serve as a lab rat, resulting in two years of hellish torture until they were finally arrested and/or killed by the military, leaving her dead on the inside.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Unlike Witch and Sister, Hermit is initially cold and distrustful to Shiki and his friends because her tragic past made her decide to never get involved with humans again. Once Shiki and the others convince her they're good people who won't mistreat robots, Hermit warms up to them and rejoins the crew as their friend.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: She sports these during her Heroic BSoD as an indicator that her heart and mind have been damaged by her horrific past. They light back up when she slowly but surely begins to return to her old self.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She was tricked, betrayed, and tortured horrifically at the hands of malicious humans she thought were her friends.
  • Facial Markings: She has a pair of red lines shaped like whiskers on her cheeks. They turn pale when she's in the middle of her Heroic BSoD, and go missing entirely in some panels.
  • The Fashionista: Her profile lists clothes as one of her likes and the dress factory is her favorite room at the ship. She greatly enjoys selecting new outfits for the crew members.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She starts out wanting nothing to do with humans or the Edens Zero anymore, but is roused into helping them get rid of Jamilov/Spider, which gradually opens her eyes to the crew's kindness.
  • Gamer Girl: She is a reported fan of the MMORPG Rogue Fantasia, where she has hidden herself away by the time the crew find her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is styled in twintails, fitting her Token Mini-Moe status.
  • Hartman Hips: She has quite a noticeable pair of hips despite her petite body type.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: She always wears a headset, reflecting her status as The Hermit.
  • Heal the Cutie: Originally, she was a cheery Wide-Eyed Idealist who was eager to help and befriend humans, but the horrific betrayal and mistreatment she suffered at their hands was a hard hit for her, to the point where she loses the will to live and disdains any human and machine who sides with them, her old crewmates included. It takes the crew refusing to leave her behind while the ship is on the verge of destruction for her to to get over her hatred of humans and rediscover her desire to help and befriend them.
  • The Hermit: "Hermit" is her actual name, and true to that name, she's first found far away from all society both in the real world and on Digitalis, and typically enjoys activities that involve holing herself away to play games.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • She spends the bulk of the Digitalis arc—and the past 15 years—in the middle of one, having lost her "heart" after suffering severe psychological trauma at the hands of humans, and completely giving up on life in general. This makes it all the more difficult to get Hermit to rejoin the crew, but they manage after finally getting her to open up and talk about her problems.
    • In the Foresta arc, she's reduced to crying and quivering in terror again when she's captured and strung up by Müller, the very doctor who caused her hatred of humans in the first place. It takes a moment after Weisz sets her free for her to calm down and think straight again.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Once she's given access to a computer's data, she has complete freedom to manipulate it however she wants with just a few keystrokes.
  • Hypocrite: Despite being an android who knows how poorly machines are treated, she doesn't see the point in worrying about the fully sentient video game characters on Digitalis when they're put in danger, saying they're "just data" in the same way she would be dismissed by humans as Just a Machine. She's immediately taken aback when Shiki argues that they're alive because they can still think and feel like anyone else, which persuades her to help save them.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In the past, she was almost as eager as Shiki to make friends, particularly with humans. After the humans who claimed to be her friends betrayed her in the cruelest way possible, she's convinced herself that she wants nothing to do with anyone anymore, but in her heart, she still wants to make friends.
  • In-Series Nickname: Rebecca gives her the nickname "Hermy" (Hami-chan in Japanese), which Sister finds extremely weird.
  • Little Miss Badass: While she looks like a cute preteen girl, she's a hypercompetent hacker who can use her technological intelligence to kick some ass in battle.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She's usually a Cheerful Child, but she has something of a sarcastic streak whenever she's in a bad mood.
  • Mission Control: She serves this role to the crew when they board the Belial Gore in the first timeline.
  • My Greatest Failure: Beyond despising humans for their cruelty towards her and other machines, the reason she refuses to help the crew is because she feels responsible for the destruction of Planet Hook, which the human scientists she befriended blew up with the Ether Accelerator cannon she helped them build, rather than save it like the cannon was designed to do.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Zigzagged in the climax of the Belial Gore arc when she hacks Drakken Joe's life support machine and reverses it. On the one hand, it does actually weaken him and strips him of his intelligence. On the other, he's now gone completely batshit crazy and is likely to kill everyone on his ship, not to mention planning to destroy Blue Garden with Kurenai's Satellite Blaze as revenge on Master Noah.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Hermit's Heroic BSoD all began with an act of kindness when she volunteered to help a team of human scientists and their robot partners save a dying bot planet and hopefully become their friend, only to unwittingly help them destroy the planet instead, along with all her bot friends who were sent there, and get used as a lab rat for two years.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: She declares this during the Foresta arc towards Müller—the Mad Scientist who manipulated and experimented on her 15 years ago—after Weisz defeats him and scraps his O-Tech body, leaving him as nothing but a pathetically crawling head with arms. Rather than take pity or forgive Müller on account of their past "friendship", she apathetically uses him to erase The Virus affecting Foresta and then gives him a good sock to the face.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Has this mindset during the Digitalis arc, having completely given up on living after the horrible things humans did to her in the past. She thus doesn't react when a horde of monsters attacks her, saying it's better than getting killed by humans, and tells the Edens Zero crew to just abandon her and the ship when it comes under attack by Spider.
  • Odd Friendship: After she starts getting over her hatred for humans, Hermit becomes close friends with Weisz who is a Lovable Sex Maniac with no knowledge about modern technology or programming.
  • Older Than She Looks: She has the physical appearance of a preteen girl, but she's actually older than Shiki and his friends, on account of being an ageless Robot Girl.
  • Playful Hacker: Regardless of her mood, her manner of hacking always comes with a style of childlike mischief, such as turning Shiki into a Kaiju when he's fighting Jamilov/Spider, or trolling Spider by threatening him with a fireworks switch.
  • Pride: While she's ordinarily a sweet girl, she aso has a very high opinion about herself when it comes to hacking and programming, especially around those who think they're her superior, and deems the Edens Zero's security to be airtight so long as she's on board.
    Hermit: No radar will ever find this ship.
    Weisz: (smirking) You're awfully confident.
    Hermit: (smirking back) Who do you think I am?
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is styled in twintails that reach down her knees.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: She fits the bill nicely. Light blue hair? Check. Pale skin? Check. Robot Girl? Check. Emotionally repressed? Check. Haunted by a Dark and Troubled Past? Check. Starts off as cold to then warm up after the protagonist befriends her? Check.
  • Rescue Introduction: When the crew finds her, she's an Empty Shell whose heart has been damaged. Shiki and the others go to the virtual planet Digitalis to find Hermit's heart, though they find out that Hermit is willingly staying in Digitalis because she wants nothing to do with humans anymore.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: Double Subverted. Shiki's kind and selfless acts towards her and the digital people of Digitalis initially push her further into denial about humans, as she struggles to reconcile the idea of a kind-hearted human after being exposed to nothing but the ugly side of humanity. It's only when Shiki and Rebecca help her realize that she still wants to be friends with them deep down that she finally brings herself to trust and love humans again.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Seeing how evil humans can be made her disillusioned with mankind and destroyed her original purpose of being helpful to them. She is left very bitter, hateful, and distrusting of everyone she meets, but beneath that angry mask, she's crying because a part of her heart still wants to befriend humans. Becoming friends with the humans of the new crew helps her start healing.
  • Sudden Name Change: Hermit's full name was originally "Hermit Milon", as revealed in her character profile, but Mashima renamed her after realizing he already gave the name "Milon" to another character in the manga.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: After shedding the Sour Outside, Sad Inside temperament caused by her horrific past, Hermit frequently flip-flops between a sullen, snarky girl who gets annoyed by the crew's antics, and a sweet, playful girl who happily goes along with them when she's in the mood.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She begrudgingly sets her hatred of humans aside to team up with Shiki's crew on Digitalis to get rid of Jamilov, though she has no issue doing anything that would result in anyone in the crew getting banned from the planet, since it means they'd have no choice but to leave her alone. This friction ends when she ultimately becomes their friend.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The other Four Shining Stars look like adult women while Hermit's appearance is that of a little girl. When Rebecca points it out, Happy reminds her Hermit is a robot and therefore she's not really a kid despite looking like it.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: A former Wide-Eyed Idealist towards humans who was exposed to the horrors humanity is capable of would certainly do this. Deep down, however, she knows humans aren't all as horrible as the ones she met, which helps Shiki restore some of her old idealism.
  • Tragic Bigot: Although she comes around after meeting Shiki and his friends, she is introduced convinced that Humans Are the Real Monsters and despising any machines who sympathize with them after witnessing and suffering from their cruelty firsthand. Namely, getting manipulated by seemingly kindhearted humans into helping them obliterate a planet full of robots, and subsequently being made into a test subject.
  • Trauma Button: Reencoutering Müller, the doctor responsible for her trauma, makes her shake and cry in terror at the possibility of being experimented on and tortured by the sick bastard yet again. She only calms down when Weisz reminds her he's there to protect her and they need to focus on beating the doctor to get rid of the virus in Foresta. After Weisz beats Müller and reduces him to the same, pitiful state she was, Hermit gets over him entirely.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Her default body position during her Heroic BSoD, both in the real world and on Digitalis.
  • Tsundere: Her character profile labels her bonus stat as "tsundere" with 4/5 stars, but she leans closer towards Sugar-and-Ice Personality. One example of her tsundere behavior is when she acts indifferent towards reuniting with Valkyrie and getting the whole Shining Stars team back together, but is later mentioned by Weisz to have been as excited as anyone, and is left in tears when the crew tells them about Valkyrie's death.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Her hatred of humans stems from her getting manipulated by humans into helping them complete an Ether Accelerator designed to provide energy for a dying robot planet Hook; they never told her that they would use said accelerator as a Doomsday Device meant to destroy the planet via Phlebotinum Overload.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Downplayed. Although most of the crew doesn't blame Hermit, Sister chews her out for sulking and refusing to help when the ship came under attack by Spider, nearly resulting in their deaths, despite knowing that she'd been through a lot of hardship and had much to process. However, Sister only tells her this because she was worried for her, and Hermit apologizes to the crew for giving them all such a hard time.
  • When She Smiles: Witch comments that she has the most beautiful smile, and is deeply saddened to see it replaced with a sullen and angry frown from her poor experiences with humans. Almost inevitably, she gets her old smile back once Shiki and his friends help restore her faith in humanity.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is sky blue.

    Valkyrie Yuna (Unmarked Spoilers

Valkyrie Yuna

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"If you have something to say, then say it. Words will give you strength."

The Sword of Edens, a warrior maiden responsible for all of the ship's armaments. Valkyrie served as Homura's childhood mentor and unofficial guardian on Oedo, teaching her how to use her Soul Blade ability, but went missing for five years while searching for Homura's biological mother, Kurenai, amidst social stigma towards her human-machine relationship with her pupil. She is eventually found long dead due to Kurenai's treachery on the planet Sun Jewel, where Valkyrie's sacrifice has inspired a revolution against Kurenai, forcing Homura to take up the torch.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Apart from Homura and an understanding magistrate, the people of Oedo have a generally negative view of Valkyrie's status as a machine—let alone a non-blood relative who raises Homura as if she's her mother—while those who can look past this still judge her to be an irresponsible caretaker. Valkyrie can put up with it just fine on her own, but it's when the people's prejudice starts to negatively reflect on Homura that she feels troubled by it.
  • Always Someone Better: Despite being the most incredible warrior Homura has ever seen, Valkyrie was allegedly never strong enough to beat Demon King Ziggy in combat. She also stood on even grounds with Elsie Crimson back when Elsie was still a child, with Elsie far, far surpassing her in the present day.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has tan skin and reddish hair, but also has a Japanese-styled second name. Given that she's an android, it likely means nothing about her ethnicity.
  • Broken Ace: She is one of the greatest fighters of Ziggy's crew, and a source of great inspiration to Homura, but she also secretly feels inadequate to be Homura's mentor, largely influenced by prejudice from a society that could never fully accept a robot raising a human, let alone someone who isn't her own flesh and blood.
  • Cool Teacher: Homura admires Valkyrie and her teachings very much, despite not seeing her in five years.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has a dark skin tone and reddish hair, making her the Shining Star with the most exotic appearance.
  • Dead All Along: By the time the crew finally gets a lead on where Valkyrie is, she's already been dead for three years, having sacrificed herself to save the labor district from a swarm of Stones.
  • Deader Than Dead: The end of the of Sun Jewel arc makes it clear that, despite being a robot, Valkyrie can never truly be brought back. Sister claims they could simply use a backup copy of her memories and personality to restore her, but Witch counters that they'd simply be building a Replacement Goldfish minus the feelings associated with Valkyrie's memories.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Her body gets very badly torn up during the battle that ultimately claims her life: her left arm is torn off, her synthetic skin is cracked everywhere, her eye socket and much of her internal wiring is exposed, and she is missing the right chunk of her skull.
  • Died Standing Up: Her body is found kneeling in the exact same spot where she died three years ago, holding herself up with her Soul Blade.
  • Dies Wide Open: Her remaining eye remains open and lifeless, an indicator that she has died.
  • Due to the Dead: Rebecca finds it distasteful that Valkyrie's followers would just leave Valkyrie's remains exposed to the elements for three years, but they explain that they meant for her to serve as a beacon of hope for themselves, and they didn't want to lay a hand on her until Homura had a chance to see her one last time. Garrot claims that he could have disposed of her corpse at any time due to it acting as a symbol for the rebels, but he expressed certain a "respect" for her himself...though his subsequent actions show his "respect" is anything but.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: She goes out protecting the labor district from a swarm of Stones released by Madame Kurenai, showing off her full power as the Sword of Edens the entire time. The battle goes into the night until the break of dawn, where every monster has been slain and she finally expires.
  • Eye Scream: One of her eyes on her dead body has been reduced to an empty, exposed eye socket.
  • Facial Horror: Her untouched remains have part of her metallic skull exposed (or at least what's left of it), including the area around her left eye, leaving nothing but an empty socket.
  • Fan Disservice: The state of her inactive body makes her look like a decomposing corpse.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: She is the farmer to Kurenai's viper. Upon finding Kurenai having amassed a tremendous debt due to her gambling addiction, Valkyrie willingly takes her place so Kurenai can return to her daughter, Homura, and be a family again. Not only did Kurenai have no intention of returning, she ends up taking over the planet for herself so she can continue to make money, which she does by unleashing a horde of wild Stones on the labor district, ending with Valkyrie giving her life to save everyone.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Her body still has the same sad yet gentle smile she died with while remembering Homura and how much she wished she could have told her she loved her.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Zig-Zagged. She is this on Oedo, where its citizens are largely an Untrusting Community towards Valkyrie for her rough and violent nature, despite her efforts to settle the war on their planet. On Sun Jewel, however, she's shown nothing but respect from the labor district workers before and after her Heroic Sacrifice, and is an Icon of Rebellion.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Kurenai unleashes a wild swarm of Stones onto the labor district, Valkyrie single-handedly wipes them all out to protect the other prisoners, which puts such a strain on her body that she permanently breaks down. Her death ultimately inspires her legion of followers to make her into an Icon of Rebellion.
  • Hope Bringer: Her death gave Sun Jewel's prisoners the motivation to rebel against the unjust system that put them away. It's for this reason that Homura chooses not to take her remains back to the ship so that she can continue to inspire future generations on Sun Jewel.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: A familial example with Homura. She realizes that continuing to raise Homura would only lead to problems, since society on Oedo frowns upon the idea of robots rearing humans and people rearing non-blood relatives, leading Valkyrie to sacrifice her own freedom so Homura's real mother can return. Unfortunately, Homura's real mother turns out to be evil as sin, and Valkyrie ends up unintentionally abandoning Homura for nothing.
  • Icon of Rebellion: Her Heroic Sacrifice inspires the citizens of Sun Jewel's labor district to form La Résistance against Madame Kurenai, fittingly calling themselves "Valkyrie's Army" in her honor.
  • Laser Blade: She's built to create swords of solid Ether, and teaches Homura how to use Ether Gear with the same technique.
  • Master Swordswoman: Her mastery of the sword is so great that Homura—a One-Woman Army capable of slicing missiles and parrying bullets—struggles to beat a training robot copying Valkyrie with less skill and power than the real one. Sadly, her skills aren't enough to keep her from breaking down beyond hope of repair when she fights off a horde of monsters on Sun Jewel.
  • The Mentor: She mentored Homura in her Ether Gear, which turned Homura into the budding Master Swordsman she is today.
  • Missing Mom: She's Homura's adoptive mother in all but name, having raised her until she left her to bring Homura's birth mother back. Homura's motive to join the crew is to reunite with Valkyrie. When Homura finally finds her, Valkyrie has been dead for three years.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Valkyrie's last attempt at communication to Homura is a letter her student never has the chance to find, and she dies regretting that she never told Homura that she loved her.
  • One-Woman Army: Being that Homura is a One-Woman Army herself, Valkyrie proves to be a bigger one, spending an entire day fighting off a swarm of ferocious monsters without letting a single innocent get hurt once she enters the fray. Tragically, this is not enough to save her own life.
  • Parental Substitute: Undergoes a Decon-Recon Switch. Although they don't view each other as mother and daughter, Valkyrie is the closest thing Homura has to a parent, since Homura's real mother left and her father is completely out of the picture. However, the constant reminder that they aren't blood-related—especially on a planet that's largely prejudiced against machines raising humans—causes Valkyrie to feel unfit to care for Homura, leading her to search for her real mother. This ends far more disastrously than intended when Homura's mother betrays her the first chance she gets. Upon hearing everything Valkyrie went through, however, Homura lovingly proclaims Valkyrie to have been her true mother all along, while cutting all ties with her birth mother in the process.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Valkyrie left Homura a note that fully explained her reasons for (temporarily) leaving, and was mortified when Xiaomei informed her that the note was snatched by a neighborhood cat before Homura could find it. If Valkyrie didn't vastly underestimate how long she'd be gone for, she could have spared Homura five years of searching and wondering why her beloved master vanished seemingly without a word.
  • Posthumous Character: She's been dead for three years by the time the main story begins, and is only seen alive through flashbacks.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail reaches the back of her knees.
  • Redhead In Green: She has reddish pink hair and her armor has green details.
  • Shrine to the Fallen: Her lifeless body itself serves as the shrine, which her followers left untouched in the exact same spot and position where she died, forming a wide boundary around it, as a way to always remember her sacrifice for them, and partly because they didn't feel comfortable disturbing her body until Homura had a chance to see it. As a show of respect towards Valkyrie and the people of Sun Jewel, Homura decides to leave her body there so she can continue to inspire those she helped rescue.
  • Storm of Blades: Her ultimate known attack, Odin Strike, unleashes a storm of countless Ether swords that can tear entire armies to shreds.
  • Super Mode: Her Valkyrie Armament System, which lets her summon a Storm of Blades to wipe out seemingly endless hordes of monsters.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: The warrior of the Shining Stars, and also the only one who arranges her hair into a ponytail.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She freed Kurenai from the slums so Homura could have her mother back. Valkyrie didn't expect at all that Kurenai would go and usurp the ruler of Sun Jewel instead of raising her daughter. Just to make it worse, Kurenai released all the monsters from the mines so the prisoners could fill her pockets more quickly. Valkyrie took responsibility for releasing such an evil woman by taking on the swarm by herself, which resulted in her death.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a dull pink color.

Others

    Mosco Versa-0 

Mosco Versa-0

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"Moscoy."

Sister's overweight android minion who performs various odd jobs around the ship. He was once reprogrammed as a member of the mercenary squad Rogue Out before Sister restored him to his original programming. He has a mysterious button on his belly, but since pushing it is strictly off limits, one can only imagine what it does...


  • Animal Lover: His profile says he loves small animals, and he shows it when he becomes entranced by Maria's true form as a tiny little Blob Monster.
  • Big Fun: He's a big, chubby, friendly, and funny robot.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has noticeably thicker eyebrows than most characters.
  • Blush Sticker: He has permanent blush marks on his cheeks.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The fake Sister reprogrammed him into joining an infamous mercenary group.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: He has a button on his navel labeled "DON'T PUSH", which he tries pushing on numerous occasions. It's unclear what it would do if pressed, except that Sister gets incredibly peeved whenever he or anyone else makes the attempt.
  • Fat Comic Relief: He's the only overweight member of the crew, and his main purpose for sticking around is to provide visual and verbal gags.
  • Flight: He has the ability to fly by rapidly thrusting his arms in whatever direction he wants to go. Illega's men question the physics that make this possible.
  • Gonk: He has a box-shaped head and a fatty frame that's wider than two averaged-sized people standing next to each other.
  • Good All Along: He initially appears as a member of the fake Sister's mercenary squad, Rogue Out. After getting shot up by Weisz, he's repaired by the real Sister and goes back to being the friendly robot he always was.
  • Good Costume Switch: After returning to the Edens Zero crew when Sister restores him to his friendly programming, he goes from a Walking Shirtless Scene to wearing a business suit that hardly fits him.
  • Harmless Villain: Apart from kidnapping a similarly Gonk girl for human trafficking, Mosco poses no threat as a Rogue Out member, and gets taken down by Weisz without putting up a fight.
  • Multiple Gunshot Death: Subverted. Weisz shoots him up with his Million Bullets to prove to Homura he's not messing around while Mosco is still Brainwashed and Crazy, but Sister patches him back up off-screen.
  • Pungeon Master: He's prone to using phrases that allude to his own fatness in the English translation, such as calling Rogue Out "heavyweight knights" and saying the similarly chubby B-Cuber Couchpo is "massively adorable".
  • Robot Antennae: He has a pair of antennae at the top of his head.
  • Running Gag: In almost every scene he's in, he or someone else tries to press the button on his belly only for Sister to angrily order them to stop.
  • Series Mascot: He serves as a tertiary mascot behind Happy and Pino, the main mascots.
  • Sumo Wrestling: He invokes the image of a sumo wrestler with his fat stature, open palm thrusting, and his Verbal Tic "Moscoy", which is derived from the sumo term dosukoi).
  • Verbal Tic: He says the word "Moscoy" or some variation thereof, usually as a figure of expression. In Japanese, he ends his sentences with "gowasu" whenever he does speak normally.
  • Verbal Tic Name: His Verbal Tic "Moscoy" is a Portmanteau of his name Mosco and dosukoi.
  • Visual Pun: His belly button is an actual button on his belly.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He goes completely shirtless as a Fan Disservice during his time with Rogue Out.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: According to his profile, he's scared of ghosts.

Post-Dragonfall Crew Members

    Kris Rutherford / Jinn 

Kris Rutherford / Jinn

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"I am a mercenary. I can't betray my employer. However, I swore I would always protect Kleene. Even if it costs me my life."

An O-Tech mercenary who first clashes with the Edens Zero crew as a member of the Rogue Out squad, and later as a freelancer hired by Drakken Joe. Ruthless and anti-social, he cares for no one but his little sister, Kleene, and will stop at nothing to cure her of her rare affliction. To this end, he is exploited by both his employers until he finally gains Sister's promise to treat Kleene, resulting in a tentative alliance as he accompanies the crew to make sure they get the job done.

Jinn uses Ether Gear to create powerful winds that can cut through solid objects. Combined with his mechanized body and his attempts to practice Overdrive, he can further enhance his wind's strength until it has the force of a typhoon.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He doesn't hesitate to get on his hands and knees to desperately beg Sister to save Kleene when she has a mental breakdown during the Foresta arc, going as far as to offer whatever organic body parts he has left in exchange.
  • Almighty Janitor: During his stint on the Belial Gore. While it isn't clear where exactly he stands on the totem pole beyond being Kleene's assistant, he's at the very least below the Element Four in terms of hierarchy. Despite this fact, Jinn's arguably the strongest guy on Drakken Joe's payroll besides the man himself, seeing how he's the only one aside from Drakken to have even rudimentary grasp of on Overdrive. Drakken also apparently trusted Jinn enough to have him as serve the last line of defense for his life support machine.
  • Aloof Ally: He's forced to unofficially join the Edens Zero crew because he needs Sister's healing powers to help Kleene, and only lends them a hand because he can't affort to let anything happen to the ship while he and Kleene are on board. Beyond that, he makes clear he has no intention of staying or getting friendly with any of the crew, and that everything he does is only for Kleene's sake. Though he becomes noticeable less aloof after Sister cures Kleene's trauma.
  • Always Someone Better: Jinn is easily taken for his word when he claims to know how to Overdrive, which lets him deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to Shiki. He's quickly proven wrong when Drakken Joe shows up and knocks both him and Shiki out of their "Overdrives", revealing them to just be pale imitations of a real Overdrive.
  • Anime Hair: His hair is green, spiky, and gravity-defying.
  • Anti-Villain: He is complicit in the kidnapping of several innocent civilians, among countless other unspoken crimes, for the sake of curing his little sister.
  • Artifact Alias: His full name isn't revealed until the Belial Gore arc, but he and everyone continues to call him by his codename "Jinn" afterwards; by contrast, Kleene is almost never addressed as "Sylph" after her true identity is revealed.
  • Badass Cape: He walks around with a dark, tattered cape that covers most of his mechanized body, and gives him an imposing look.
  • Berserk Button: Mosco's friendship with Kleene serves as a comedic one for him, as it has led to several moments were the typically cold Jinn can't help but get visibly irritated.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The only person he's shown caring about is his little sister Kleene, whom he says he would die for.
  • Blow You Away: His Ether Gear involves using wind to slice opponents, boost his speed, and teleport.
  • Brother–Sister Team: He gets himself hired by Drakken as an assistant for the Element 4's Sylph, who turns out to be his sister, Kleene.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He has sunken, "evil" eyes, which Labilia lampshades.
  • Cyber Ninja: He's an O-Tech with a 60% mechanical body mass who refers to his attacks as "ninjutsu".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He and Kleene were kidnapped as children and used as test subjects in Müller's experiments to develop O-Tech. Kris had his body dismembered during the inhuman experiments.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Not long after the fake Sister uses him as a Bulletproof Human Shield, he returns the favor when her true identity comes to light by crushing her head and killing her.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He doesn't want Weisz's sympathy after the latter learns Kris and Kleene were kidnapped and tortured by a sadistic psycho scientist.
  • The Dragon: He serves as this as a member of Rogue Out, being the only one of the fake Sister's men to match Shiki blow-for-blow without her help. However, he loses this position when he's made into Kleene's assistant aboard the Belial Gore.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The main reason he follows the fake Sister is because he was hoping she'd use her healing powers to help his own little sister, Kleene.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He willingly works as a mercenary and takes lives, but he is disturbed by the idea of mutilation, as seen when he takes his leave upon witnessing Fie cut off Weisz's arm in World No. 29. Which makes sense, given that he has childhood trauma related to dismemberment.
  • 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".
  • Friendship Denial: While he's willing to work with the Edens Zero crew when Sister offers to help Kleene, he makes no illusions about wanting to be friends with them. It's Played for Laughs when he vehemently refutes Kleene's claim of Mosco being his "best buddy".
  • Healthcare Motivation: His entire reason for joining an unscrupulous mercenary squad is so Sister can cure Kleene of her affliction, not realizing he's been duped by an imposter until the real Sister shows up. Uniquely for this trope, Jinn isn't in need of money so much as Sister herself, believing only her powers are of any help to Kleene.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: When he finds out the "Sister" he's been following is an imposter with no real intentions of helping his sister, Jinn angrily and remorselessly gets back at her by crushing her head beneath his foot.
  • Lack of Empathy: 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—be it for the fake Sister or Drakken—in exchange for help in healing her.
  • Love Is a Weakness: He sees no need to form connections with the "hearts" of others, seeing people as obstacles that need eliminating.
  • McNinja: Despite being Cyber Ninja whose code name is Japanese for "wind spirit", his true name, Kris Rutherford, is distinctly Western-sounding. The fact that his sister doesn't share his faux-Japanese aesthetic is pretty telling in itself.
  • Mundane Utility: If he ever finds himself tied up, he can just use his detachable arms to untie his bonds, completely negating the typical weakness of an Ether Gear User.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a Cyber Ninja mercenary who uses Ether Gear, which technically makes him a wizard as well.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He becomes obsessed with surpassing and killing Shiki after getting overpowered by him on Guilst. When given the chance to fight Shiki by Kleene's side, Jinn sends her to chase Homura instead so he can fight Shiki himself.
  • 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". Later, when the fake Sister orders him to kill Illega and take everything he owns, he questions the wisdom of doing so since, for all his slimy ways, customers with pockets as deep as Illega's aren't easy to find.
  • Razor Wind: His Windstorm Slash is an X-shaped wind attack that's sharp enough to cut through solid concrete.
  • The Rival: He becomes one for Shiki almost immediately after their first clash on Blue Garden, telling him to come settle the score with him on Guilst. After Shiki proves himself to be the superior fighter in their brief scuffle from there, Jinn becomes obsessed with killing Shiki, attempting to learn Overdrive to do so. When forced into a truce with the crew for Kleene's sake, however, he proves to at least be willing to put his grudge for Shiki aside, though he still coldly rebuffs Shiki's belief that this makes them friends.
  • Rocket Punch: He can detach his arm at will and fire it at his opponents via remote control.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With his younger sister Kleene. He's cold, aloof, and not interested in making friends. In contrast, despite her lack of facial expressions, Kleene is sociable and fun-loving.
  • The Stoic: Never changes his grim expression unless he becomes sufficiently shocked, such as when "Sister" uses him as a shield against Shiki, and when he learns her true identity.
  • Super Mode: Between the Guilst and Belial Gore arcs, Jinn acquires a new form that he assumes to be Overdrive, the ultimate power of Ether Gear, which boosts his strength by 320% and creates winds with speeds of up to 130mph. As Drakken later informs him, however, this mode is only a pale imitation of "real" Overdrive.
  • Tears of Joy: At the end of the Foresta arc, he cries out of joy and relief that not only Kleene is safe, she can finally expresses her emotions thanks to being made forget about her childhood trauma.
  • Tranquil Fury: He wears the same chillingly calm face as always when he's at his angriest moment crushing the fake Sister's head.
  • Tsundere: Towards Kleene. On the surface, he seems to display the same aloof attitude towards her that he shows everyone else. However, she only needs to make a request and he’ll instantly fold and comply, regardless of his own personal feelings on the matter.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Zig-Zagged. After getting bested by Shiki, Jinn modifies himself to harness the power of Overdrive specifically to be more powerful than him and gives him a Curb-Stomp Battle, only to find out that Shiki also knows how to Overdrive. However, they don't get the chance to see how equal their skills are when Drakken knocks them both down with his bare hands.
  • Villain Teleportation: He has the power to vanish into thin air with his Ether Gear when retreating.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is green.

    Kleene Rutherford 

Kleene Rutherford

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"Your wind... It doesn't belong here."

Jinn's younger sister, also known as Sylph, Element of Wind in Drakken Joe's Element 4. Although she appears to lack emotion on the surface, her feelings are actually suppressed by the devices on her head due to a unique affliction that causes her to suffer from severe mental breakdowns at even the slightest expression. After her condition is made known to the crew, she is brought on board the Edens Zero as a patient.

Similar to her brother, Kleene uses a wind-type Ether Gear, Wind Flow, to create air currents that absorb any object or person, even in the vacuum of space.
  • Ambiguously Gay: The impish smile her head accessory makes when she strips Homura naked indicates that she rather enjoys doing so.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: After being welcomed onto the ship despite starting out as enemies and Sister heals her emotional instability, Kleene happily decides to join the Eden's Zero crew in gratitude.
  • Blow You Away: She represents the element of wind, and is the second user of a wind-type Ether Gear in the series following Jinn, her brother. Her powers include conjuring wind in space that can Catch and Return missiles, or shrinking people and sucking them into a swirling wind cage.
  • Broken Bird: Her mind and emotions broke down from being Forced to Watch her brother being dismembered when they were children. She needs a special device to repress her emotions and stop her from having panic attacks. She becomes emotionally stable only after Sister erases the memories of her childhood trauma.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Downplayed. She and Jinn are both skilled users of wind-based Ether Gear, but they don't fight Shiki together in their one shared action scene, since Jinn feels entitled to fighting Shiki himself.
  • Bullet Dodges You: Her wind Ether Gear can catch and redirect any projectile aimed at her.
  • Catch and Return: Her Wind Snatch technique allows her to manipulate air streams to perform this on her enemies' attacks, such as missiles or Homura's swords.
  • Catchphrase: "Your wind. I will stop it for you."
  • Code Name: "Sylph", the name with which she's introduced, is simply her alias as the Element of Wind, similar to her brother's alias, "Jinn". She does away with the alias entirely after leaving Drakken's service.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was used for O-Tech experiments along with her brother. She was badly traumatized by watching helplessly as Müller cut her brother's limbs.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Kleene doesn't hold any hard feelings towards Homura about her defeat, and quickly warms up to the entire Edens Zero crew to the point where she'd rather stay than be forced by her brother to leave. Once she's been stabilized in the aftermath of Foresta, she choses to become a permeant member along with Jinn out of grated for all they've done.
  • Designated Girl Fight: She squares off against both Rebecca and Homura in the Belial Gore arc, though she also brushes with Shiki for a little bit in between.
  • Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: Zig-Zagged. Kleene can magically control who or what gets sucked into her wind; those that don't get to stand in place while the rest flies helplessly in the air around them. She also uses this to her tactical advantage, such as sucking Rebecca and Happy in, but leaving the briefcase Rebecca was holding to use as bait for her friends.
  • Emotionless Girl: Her emotions are artificially repressed due to her mental condition, motivating her older brother to seek out Sister to heal her so that said repression is no longer necessary.
  • Emotion Suppression: Something in her past resulted in her developing a mental illness that causes her go into intense hysterics if she feels any sort of emotion, which are suppressed by her mechanical hair clips. However, they can be overloaded if her emotions are strong enough, causing them to reboot and re-suppress them.
  • Expressive Accessory: She has two devices on the sides of her head with pixelated faces that change to match whatever she's feeling. It's also the only surefire way to tell what she's feeling at all, or at least until she experiences a powerful emotion that can make the device malfunction, prompting it to reload and suppress it once again. After Sister erases her memories of her trauma, Kleene no longer needs the hair device to suppress her emotions, but still wears it because it's cute.
  • Facial Markings: Her Ether Gear lines coil around her upper body to across her face.
  • Forced to Watch: Müller had poor little Kleene tied up and made her watch in horror as he cut her brother's body with a chainsaw.
  • Freak Out: Kleene suffers from complete nervous breakdowns any time she experiences emotion, rendering her unable to function without her emotion suppressors. However, there are moments when her breakdowns become too much for her suppressors to handle.
    • She suffers from two in quick succession—the first getting suppressed with little trouble, but the second not so much—due to fear of outliving her usefulness and getting "absorbed" by Drakken during her rematch with Homura in World No. 30, where Homura counters Kleene's wind with wind from her own Ether sword.
    • While helping out during the space battle around the giant server orbiting Foresta, Kleene has a sudden meltdown upon sensing "somebody bad" nearby, causing her normally sharp piloting to slow down.
  • Harmful to Minors: When she was just a child, she and Kris were used as test subjects by Müller, with one of the worst experiments being the time Kleene was tied up and made watch as the sadistic doctor dismembered her brother.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Unlike Jinn, who becomes an Aloof Ally to the Edens Zero crew without formally switching sides, Kleene outright denounces Drakken and gladly becomes a friend of the crew to the point where she wishes she could join them.
  • History Repeats: Unlike most of the changes of the second timeline, her fight with Homura is the one constant, right down to spilling into a dance theater. The main difference is that the theater is occupied in the first timeline, forcing Homura to spend more time trying to blend in and escape than prepare herself for Kleene's attacks. In the second timeline, the place is empty and Homura is armed with knowledge on how Kleene's power works, allowing Homura to develop a counter-strategy that results in Kleene's defeat.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Sister erases Kleene's traumatic memories of the time she and Kris were kidnapped and tortured by Müller.
  • Meaningful Name: Her codename, "Sylph", comes from a mythological air spirit and one of the four Alchemic Elementals, representing air. She herself represents the element of wind in a Four-Element Ensemble that's linked to Drakken Joe's alchemy.
  • Mental Health Recovery Arc: One of her major arcs involve her receiving medical assistance by Sister for her mental condition that causes mental breakdowns everytime she experiences emotions of any kind. (Blame Muller.) This also serves as a subplot for the Forresta arc.
  • Morality Pet: She's the one and only person in the cosmos who Jinn cares for, and everything he does, including allying with the most notorious criminals on Guilst, is to heal her from her stolen emotions. Jinn finding out that Drakken has been absorbing her life force along with all the residents of the Belial Gore, as well as Sister promising to heal Kleene, makes him switch sides.
  • Not So Stoic: She appears to be an Emotionless Girl until The Reveal that her Expressive Accessory is keeping her emotions in check. Once faced with an overwhelming emotion such as shock, fear, or anger, it briefly overrides the emotional suppression to make her true feelings as plain as day.
  • Obliviously Evil: Downplayed. She is aware that Drakken is not a good person in the slightest, but she appears oblivious to the fact that the things she does under his orders are just as bad, and Jinn blatantly denies her doing anything wrong when she experiences a minor Heel Realization.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has this reaction when Homura figures out that she can cancel out her wind by generating wind of her own, which also allows her to break out of Kleene's Wind Cage. Her shock is strong enough to break through her artificial emotion suppression.
  • One Degree of Separation: She's the younger sister of Jinn, a mercenary who once operated on the same planet her boss used to control.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Invoked. Any emotions she outwardly shows are suppressed by a pair of mechanical hair clips, keeping her facial expression from changing beyond a sullen frown.
  • Power Perversion Potential: When she says her power can steal anything she wants, she means anything—including a person's clothes, which she gladly subjects Homura to.
  • Protectorate: Jinn's top priority is protecting her, and everything else comes second.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Similar to Laguna, Kleene is ultimately a decent person who's more or less just one of Drakken's Hired Guns brought on to keep his Ether levels in balance thanks to her and the rest of the Element 4's mastery of their elemental Ether.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Emotionless Girl, check. Light-colored hair styled in a bob cut, check. Dark and Troubled Past, check. Introduced as the minion of a villain, check.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: She's a major character in a Science Fantasy series and her hairstyle is a bob cut.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: While her dress is conservative overall, it exposes her shoulders and most of her back up to the hips.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With her older brother Jinn/Kris. At first glance, both seem to be The Stoic, but it soon becomes clear that Kleene is undergoing Emotion Suppression. Kleene's personality is actually playful and friendly, as she's much more willing to socialize and have fun with the Edens Zero crew than her aloof brother.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the Element 4. Then becomes a Subversion when she and her brother temporary (then permanently) join as a member of the crew of Eden's Zero who are predominately female.
  • Space Fighter: She has a starfighter modeled after a bird, and it's surrounded by rings of wind that serve as a defensive force field.
  • There Can Be Only One: She professes that the only ones whose wind is allowed to exist are herself and her brother, because she would be "absorbed" by Drakken otherwise. When Homura finds a way to make wind that rivals her own, she has a Freak Out over the thought of outliving her usefulness.
  • This Cannot Be!: She expresses this when Homura is able to create her own wind attack to counter hers. When she can't deter Homura, she's practically ranting that no one should be able to control the wind but her.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: After Sister erases the memory of the trauma that messed up her emotions, Kleene can once again smile and be happy.
  • Trauma Button: Jinn is convinced that if she's reminded of whatever forced her to need emotion suppressors in the first place, the resulting mental breakdown would be too great for her suppressors to handle. This happens in the Foresta arc where Kleene has a Freak Out from sensing the presence of Müller, the one who traumatized her by mutilating her brother in front of her.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: She's simply introduced by the codename "Sylph" before being identified by Jinn as Kleene, his previously unseen sister, whom he mentioned in passing on Guilst.
  • When She Smiles: After Sister erases the trauma from her memories and her emotional condition improves, Rebecca thinks Kleene's smile looks very cute.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her brother, Kleene has light green hair.
  • You Have Failed Me: If her Oh, Crap! moment when Homura manages to counter her wind, which defeated her easily the first time they fought, she's dreadfully afraid of this, claiming Drakken Joe will "absorb" her if he finds out about this.

Unofficial Crew Members

    Connor 

Connor

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"This ship has magnificent abilities. Give it a magnificent captain, and naturally, he'll make her perform even better."

The Edens One's mysterious captain hailing from the Aoi Cosmos, whose piloting skills are second to none. The Edens Zero crew finds him after a shipwreck leaves him drifting through space.


  • Accidental Pervert: He climbs into the Spa of Eden with Rebecca and Homura not because he's a pervert, but because he saw Happy with them and assumed it was a mixed bath. Rebecca kicks him into the air and boots him out for his error.
  • Ace Pilot: Connor shows he has real piloting chops by flying the Edens Zero straight through a hazardous debris field none of the ship's crew would dare to enter, all without a single bump or scratch. The fact that the crew didn't notice his death-defying stunt shows just how much of a cakewalk he made it seem.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: He speaks with a formal and archaic register in Japanese, and uses the antiquated pronoun wagahai.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is a pompous man of many oddities and poor habits who grates the crew's nerves, but he's also a bona fide Ace Pilot when he puts himself behind the helm of the Edens Zero (with or without the crew's permission).
  • The Captain: He's the captain of the Edens One, and is insistent that everyone else call him "the Captain" in every situation.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's middle-aged, balding, overweight, and one of the finest ship captains the Edens Zero crew has ever seen.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He looks and acts like a pompous and self-entitled oaf most of the time, but when he puts himself at the helm of the Edens Zero, he proves to be an Ace Pilot whose skills astound the Demon King's most experienced crewmates.
  • Dirty Old Man: Downplayed. He admires Rebecca and Homura's beauty, and ends up sharing a bath with them because he mistook it for co-ed, but he makes sure they know he isn't hitting on them and always keeps his distance—not that this makes them any more comfortable.
  • Fat Slob: He's an overweight middle-aged man with a huge appetite and bad table manners, which include talking while he's eating.
  • Going Down with the Ship: He certainly tried doing this when he lost the One, evidenced by the fact that the Zero crew finds him still clutching his ship's wheel while drifting in space.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He snores like a buzzsaw when he sleeps, which serves to add to the crew's irritation with him.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: By the time the crew has just about had enough of Connor, they find he's already cut their three-day voyage to Sun Jewel down to a matter of minutes, having taken a shortcut through a perilous debris before any of them could notice.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He slips into this when he finds himself starving, telling the crew his stomach is "beset by extreme emptiness".
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Despite his formal manner of speaking, he isn't afraid to swear like a sailor, such as when he teaches Pino how to say "screw you"—a Bowdlerization of what they say in Japanese. On a lighter note, he also teaches her how to flap her lips like a horse.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Kodansha translates his Antiquated Linguistics in Japanese by making him talk like a sophisticated sailor.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: He insists that everyone call him "Captain", including those who aren't part of his crew or who'd otherwise contest his rank.
  • Too Hungry to Be Polite: He shows poor table manners when having lunch at the Edens Zero.

    Laguna Husert 

Laguna Husert

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"Anyone who cries in front of me, will never stand back up again."

An effeminately dressed stage actor who wound up in the Sakura Cosmos's seedy underbelly as the Spirit of Water in Drakken Joe's Element 4 after a twist of fate. While blunt and seemingly unfazed by Drakken's evil, he proves himself to be one of the more humane members of Drakken's team, which convinces the crew to let him hitch a ride with them until he can find a new planet where he can lay low.

Laguna's Ether Gear, Tears Lover, allows him to not only control water, but also turn other people into water whenever they cry. Thus, he prefers to use dirty tactics to milk his enemies' tears for an easy win, only treating direct combat as a last resort.
  • Agent Peacock: He has an effeminate appearance, and wears stilettos and make-up. He's also a powerful water Ether Gear user capable of going toe-to-toe with Arsenal.
  • Armed Legs: When faced with enemies like Weisz who are too tough to cry, Laguna simply digs his stilettos into their feet to make them cry from the pain.
  • Battle Discretion Shot: In the climax of the Belial Gore arc, he's paired against Witch in the second timeline, but when the story cuts back to them after Fie and Daichi are defeated, he's already beaten down while Witch doesn't have a scratch on her. Witch quickly finishes him off with Edens Glitter when next viewed.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Since all he needs to do to win is to get people to tear up, Laguna pulls out all the stops when it comes to making sure they do: stomping on their feet with stilettos, telling a sad backstory, lying about free money on the ground (to provoke Tears of Joy), making himself cry (because crying is contagious), yawning (which is also contagious), and crushing an onion.
  • Combat Stilettos: He wears pointed high heels, both to reflect his status as a Sissy Villain, and to serve as Armed Legs for him to milk his enemies' tears out with.
  • Elemental Weapon: His Ether Gear can create a sword out of water.
  • Evil Counterpart: He serves as one for Weisz, since they're both Combat Pragmatists who prefer pulling out every dirty trick in the book before resorting to fighting hand-to-hand, the difference being that Weisz, at the very least, isn't aligned with a criminal.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Lampshaded by Weisz, who mocks Laguna for giving away how his tear powers work. Weisz uses this knowledge to stage his own defeat with holographic technology and study Homura's fight with Laguna before stepping back in.
  • Facial Markings: When his Ether Gear is active, Tron Lines in the shape of tears manifest beneath his left eye.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses an onion in battle, as breaking one open causes people to cry, allowing him to use his Ether Gear on them.
  • Logical Weakness: Laguna's ability to turn a person into water if they cry in his presence is near Story-Breaker Power levels, since it can easily let him defeat foes who would normally outmatch him, but the key weakness is that stipulation: an enemy Unable to Cry can avoid his One-Hit KO.
  • Makeup Is Evil: He wears thick mascara and lipstick as an indicator that he's a Sissy Villain.
  • Making a Splash: He's the water specialist of the Element 4 whose main power is to turn other people into water when they cry. On top that, he can also Walk on Water, speak clearly from underwater, and create a water sword.
  • Master Swordsman: Despite his tendency to avoid fighting in favor of an easy One-Hit KO, his skills with his water sword let him fight on par with Homura, who's no slouch with a sword herself.
  • Meaningful Name: Laguna is another word for "lagoon", a body of water, in multiple languages.
  • Mysterious Past: All that's known about Laguna's background is that he was once a professional actor who abruptly retired and is now lurking in the criminal underworld. When prodded for answers, Laguna just says, "Mind your own business."
  • Non-Standard Character Design: His prominent cheekbones, makeup, and style of dress make him look like he stepped right out of Jojos Bizarre Adventure.
  • One-Hit KO: His Ether Gear's primary power is to instantly turn people into helpless (but still living) puddles of water while they're shedding tears. Naturally, most of his fight with the crew revolves less around combat and more around getting them to cry.
  • Onion Tears: Laguna keeps an Oedo onion on hand as a surefire method of forcing people to cry.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When he isn't trying to capture or kill the heroes, Laguna is an ordinary and somewhat blunt sort of guy, which gives Rebecca the impression that he isn't a bad person, despite her having every reason to fear and hate the guy he works for. On the flip side, he's also not particularly remorseful about working for Drakken Joe in the first place.
  • Red Baron: He calls himself the "Spirit of Water".
  • Sissy Villain: He's a henchman of the most notorious criminal in the Sakura Cosmos, and he has an effeminate dress code that includes thick makeup and high heels.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: "Laguna" (meaning "lagoon") isn't a Code Name like Jinn and Sylph's names are, and he's a master of water-type Ether Gear.
  • Token Good Teammate: While unopposed to using lethal force when pushed into a corner, he proves himself to be the most decent person on Drakken's entire team when he stops Daichi from needlessly torturing Rebecca, and later when he gives her pragmatic yet sympathetic advice when she's suffering a major Heroic BSoD. She uses this to vouch for him when Witch recruits Laguna to help the Edens Zero crew.
  • Tragic Bromance: Invoked. He tries to narrate an In-Universe Tear Jerker past about a brother-in-arms of his who died of illness to move Homura to tears. He just shrugs when Homura sees through his attempt.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: His prominent cheekbones are one of his few masculine features as an otherwise Sissy Villain.
  • Walk on Water: One of his Ether Gear's multiple water-based features includes rising from a body of water and walking along its surface.
  • Water Is Womanly: Gender Flipped. Laguna is the water representative of the Element 4, but he's also a man—an effeminate man who wears high heels and makeup, and is more feminine than the only woman in the group, Sylph/Kleene.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Fittingly for a water user, Laguna has aqua blue hair.

Alternative Title(s): Edens Zero Main Characters

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