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Granbell

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The homeworld of Demon King Ziggy, and the planet where Shiki grew up. Its defining feature is the Granbell Kingdom, a fantasy theme park that hasn't seen a visitor in 100 years before Rebecca and Happy. Apart from Shiki, the planet's sole inhabitants are the robots that run the establishment.

    In General 
  • Abandoned Playground: The whole planet is a theme park that hasn't been visited by human customers in a century until Rebecca comes along.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: Subverted. The Granbell Kingdom becomes this once the robotic animatronics decide they've had enough of being abandoned and forgotten, but it turns out to be an act.
  • Androids Are People, Too: Despite being machines, they all see Shiki as their friend. As such, they hate having to trick him into thinking they don't, knowing that the loneliness he'd suffer would be far worse.
  • Apocalypse How: Mere moments after Shiki leaves with Rebecca and Happy, all of the robots permanently cease functioning when their power source finally gives out, making it a Class 3B planetary extinction. The revived Ziggy cranks it up to Class X when he uses his gravity on it, reducing the entire planet to crumbling dust and rubble.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: The robots are forced to send Shiki away with Rebecca by acting like they've been infected with a virus that turned them against humans, since they're all Secretly Dying and know that Shiki would spend the rest of his life trying to fix him if he learned the truth. It only works because Rebecca drags Shiki off the planet with her, which he comes to terms with while still holding out hope that they'll go back to normal someday.
  • False Friend: Subverted. They all chant that they never were, and could never be, friends with a human, but only to ensure Shiki would leave them so he wouldn't suffer an even worse fate.
  • Feudal Future: The Granbell Kingdom is a medieval fantasy kingdom where everyone is a robot. Justified as it is a fantasy-themed amusement park designed to give an immersive experience.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The robots' Black Bead Eyes begin to glow an ominous white when they declare their intent to Kill All Humans.
  • Planet of Hats: Except for Shiki, every sentient being on this planet is a robot.
  • Secretly Dying: They've been staving off a permanent power outage for some time, but never had the heart to tell Shiki, knowing he'd waste his life trying to fix them. When Rebecca and Happy present the opportunity for Shiki to escape, they act like they've been infected with a virus to give Rebecca a reason to care enough about not wanting to leave Shiki behind.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: The bots appear to secretly despise humans, including Shiki, whom they claim to have kept around solely out of respect for the Demon King's wishes. This all turns out to have been a complete act to Shoo the Dog.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: This is invoked by the robots themselves, who act like they've been infected with a virus that gave them self-awareness of the neglect and mistreatment they've endured at the hands of humans, leading them to stage a Robot War
  • Undying Loyalty: The robot citizens, including the Castellan, are unendingly loyal to the benevolent Demon King, and spend the rest of their days trying to carry out his Last Request to get Shiki off the planet so he won't have to suffer being The Aloner once they have all broken down.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing that the robots are only pretending to be infected by a virus because they're Secretly Dying is part of the First-Episode Twist.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The robots have suffered an entire century of neglect from humans once they stopped coming to the Granbell Kingdom, with no one bothering to scrap them beforehand. They all inevitably lose power and break down for good when this happens, but not before they use this as their cover story for why they suddenly turn on Shiki and Rebecca, two humans who firmly believe that Androids Are People, Too.
  • What You Are in the Dark: While the others are asleep, the robots begin ominously staring and trembling at Shiki and Rebecca, which seems to lead to the revelation that they hate humans and are plotting to betray them. Then, once they get away thinking the robots have gone mad, they go right back to their old, kind selves, revealing they were preparing to save Shiki by chasing him away before they all died.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: They are privately concerned that their Ether reserves are close to expiring after an entire century of neglect, which happens right after they force Shiki to leave them all behind by pretending to hate humans, sparing him from spending the rest of his days alone on their planet.

    Demon King Ziggy 

Demon King Ziggy

Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka

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"If you have a friend who will shed tears for you, you better treasure that friend forever."

The Granbell Kingdom's benevolent "villain" character, more widely known beyond his planet as the original captain of Edens Zero and ruler of the Sakura Cosmos. He is the one who took an orphaned Shiki in as a surrogate grandson during a search for Mother, and passed his own Gravity Ether abilities onto him years ago, before breaking down from old age.


  • All-Loving Hero: He views humans and other creatures as equals to his fellow machines, believing that everyone has a "heart" no matter who or what they are.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He was the leader of both the Edens Zero Granbell's robot community, and his Gravity Ether powers made him the most powerful, so much so that Valkyrie—a Master Swordswoman who served under him—could never best him in a duel.
  • Badass Cape: He has a red cloak that oozes the authority and awesomeness of someone who once ruled the Sakura Cosmos.
  • Cool Old Guy: He acted as a kind grandfather and mentor to Shiki, was the most famous explorer in the Sakura Cosmos, and is considered by all the other robots on the planet to have been the oldest and wisest among them.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He looks like an Evil Overlord straight out of a High Fantasy series, yet Shiki couldn't have had a better grandfather than him.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone besides his closest allies simply calls him "Demon King", which is actually his role in the theme park.
  • Expressive Skull: While his face was designed to look like a skull, the angles of his jaws curve slightly whenever he needs to emote.
  • Final Boss: He fulfills this role In-Universe to parkgoers, and with his Gravity Ether Gear, he has the strength to back it up.
  • Gambit Roulette: His plan to evacuate Shiki from Granbell before all the robots shut down banked entirely on the off-chance of a space traveler coming to an old, abandoned theme park that hadn't seen a single visitor in over a century; either that, or Shiki would be trapped on the planet both physically and emotionally. Justified by the fact that the robots didn't have any of the resources needed to contact other planets or get him off-world by themselves.
  • Gravity Master: He had the same gravity powers as Shiki does, being the one to pass them onto him.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Before he died, he built the Four Shining Stars and Pino, and he raised Shiki as his grandson, teaching them all the value of life for machines and friendship with humans that make them the caring and heroic figures they are today.
  • Horned Humanoid: There are two huge horns grafted onto both sides of his head.
  • Instant Expert: According to his teacher, he mastered each of his gravity techniques within a day as if he knew them already.
  • Like a Son to Me: He viewed Shiki like a grandson and raised him as such.
  • Maou the Demon King: Zig-Zagged in that he's a robot who played the part of "Demon King" at the Granbell Kingdom and used the title as captain of the Edens Zero. As Witch divulges later on, he received the title of "Demon King" for being the King of Magimech, who shares Ether with machines.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: The Demon King only acts as Maou the Demon King at a theme park. He's actually quite jovial and nourished Shiki's dreams of seeing what lay beyond his home.
  • Musical Theme Naming: According to Mashima, the name "Ziggy" was picked as a Shout-Out to David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust".
  • Old Master: He is a master of Satan Gravity, and taught Shiki almost everything he knew about it.
  • Posthumous Character: He broke down from old age when Shiki was just a little kid, long before Rebecca and Happy come to the planet.
  • Retired Badass: He is the original ruler of the Sakura Cosmos, and his name is known and dreaded far and wide. For one reason or another, he spent his last days living quietly as a theme park animatronic.
  • Shoulders of Doom: He has two giant, golden skulls on his shoulders.
  • Skull for a Head: His face is designed to look like one.
  • Slasher Smile: It's his default expression as a robot designed to look like an Evil Overlord. That said, it's easy to tell he doesn't smile because he's evil.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: "Ziggy" isn't exactly the most threatening name for a Demon King.
  • Tragic Dream: He is one of the countless others who tried and failed to find Mother, and died before he could fulfill his dream.
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    The Castellan 

The Castellan

Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji

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"You are human. We are machine. We cannot be friends."

The current leader of the robots on Granbell, an old battle robot repurposed into a theme park character. He is the one who devises the robots' rebellion against Shiki and Rebecca.


  • Authority in Name Only: Although he's called the "Castellan" (castle lord), it's just the character he plays at the attraction. He actually follows the benevolent Demon King.
  • Badass Beard: He's got a peculiarly spiked beard, and is a deadly and imposing robot.
  • Casting Gag: In the anime, he's played by the same Japanese actor as Fairy Tail guild master Makarov, Shinpachi Tsuji, likely owing to their similar facial designs. The Castellan is also among the first characters to die in the story, whereas Makarov has multiple brushes with death but never stays down, including being brought Back from the Dead in the final arc, where Hiro Mashima retracted what was meant to be Makarov's true death.
  • The Coats Are Off: He tosses aside his cloak when he prepares to fight Shiki and show he means business.
  • Cool Crown: He wears one befitting the ruler of a fantasy kingdom.
  • Face of a Thug: He's a scary-looking Robot Soldier, but he's as warm and kind to Shiki as the rest of the Granbell bots.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He spends his last moments smiling warmly at Shiki for finally beginning his life off-planet, and commending the other robots for playing their parts admirably.
  • Good All Along: His grim expression and battle-oriented body make him look like the story's Obviously Evil Starter Villain, but once he's been defeated, it's revealed his villainy was all just an act motivated for Shiki's well-being.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": He's simply known by his role as lord of the Granbell Kingdom's castle, being a robot designated for that exact function.
  • I Let You Win: He doesn't go all-out when fighting Shiki, only pretending to try and kill him so he'd leave safely.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Subverted. He plays the Good Counterpart to the Demon King at the park, but acts as though he despises humans for leaving him and his kind to rust, and he tries killing both Shiki and Rebecca and stealing the latter's ship to take revenge. In reality, he orchestrated their entire rebellion to give Shiki a reason to leave the planet before they all broke down.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: He has a regal cloak that hides most of his robotic frame.
  • Reused Character Design: Whether intentional or not, the Castellan bears a striking resemblance to Makarov with a slight change in his beard design from the second Time Skip, the main difference being is that the Castellan is a large and intimidating Robot Soldier, while Makarov is a Miniature Senior Citizen no taller than an average child. The anime takes it a step further, giving him the same actor.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Downplayed. While still obviously a machine, the Castellan is the only one on Granbell to have a humanoid face and expressions.
  • Robot Soldier: He's a battle bot that was repurposed into a theme park attraction. He shows just how dangerous he is in battle when he turns on Shiki.
  • Starter Villain: Subverted. He poses the first threat the heroes face in the series, and serves as a means to prove the effectiveness of Shiki's powers, but he turns out to have been Good All Along.

    Michael 

Michael

Voiced by: Tomohiro Yamaguchi

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"Great Demon King, we kept our promise... but if I knew it was going to make me so sad... if I only knew I would feel so lonely... I never needed a heart in the first place."

A wizard robot and Shiki's closest friend on Granbell.


  • Advertised Extra: He appears prominently in the first key visual showcasing the series' core characters, but he's left behind by Shiki and Rebecca in the first chapter moments before he shuts down and dies.
  • Becoming the Mask: Implied. Because he doesn't think machines have hearts, he appears to just play along with being little Shiki's friend as part of his assigned role at the park. By the time Shiki is grown, Michael has fully embraced being friends with Shiki, and reflects on the pain he feels over driving Shiki off of Granbell in his dying moments.
  • Love Hurts: A platonic example. While reflecting on the Demon King's saying that every being in the universe has a heart, Michael says he wouldn't have wanted one if he had known it'd hurt so much to never see Shiki again.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: He's modeled after a wizard in a fantasy setting, and he dresses up as one accordingly. However, he has no actual powers to speak of.
  • Robot Buddy: He is Shiki's best friend on Granbell. It thus stings Shiki the most when Michael joins in on the other robots' anti-human creed.
  • Stepford Smiler: As a robot with a smile drawn on his face, he can't make any other expression when betraying Shiki, pretending to be his enemy, or when he's heartbroken to see Shiki leave.
  • Telepath: Subverted. Rebecca thinks he has a mind-reading sensor to know what she was thinking about Shiki, but he says he could understand just by looking at her expression and reading the room. The anime goes the extra mile and has him outright say there's no such thing as a mind-reading sensor.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: When Shiki is still little, Michael doesn't believe himself to have a heart because he's a machine, and thus doesn't actually fit the requirements of being Shiki's friend, namely being able to cry for him. The moment he realizes he has one is when he has to send Shiki away.

    Mithra 

Mithra

Voiced by: Hana Satō

A robot barmaid.


  • The Bartender: She runs the tavern and inn at the theme park, though it's not indicated that she serves alcoholic beverages, as she offers Rebecca a mug of soda instead.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is "Mitra" in Kodansha's simulpub translation of the first chapter.

    John 

John

Voiced by: Motoki Sakuma

A robot tailor.


    Annie 

Annie

Voiced by: Mei Shibata

A robot cook.


  • Supreme Chef: She's in charge of making the food served at the theme park, and does a damn fine job of it, given Rebecca's glowing reaction to her food.
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Blue Garden

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The Planet of Adventurers, a bustling metropolis world where Rebecca and Happy live. Also known as the Water Planet, it is abundant in Water Ether that manifests as a river flowing through the sky.

    In General 
  • City of Adventure: The entire planet is regarded as such thanks to Shooting Starlight, an Adventure Guild where different races far and wide gather to obtain passports to all kinds of worlds.
  • Floating Water: There is a floating river of water in the sky as a result of the planet's Water Ether, which can also be seen from space.
  • Mega City: Every square inch of the planet seen by Shiki is a bustling metropolis filled with mountains of spires, floating buildings, and a river of Water Ether that floats through midair.

Shooting Starlight

    In General 
An adventurers guild where members obtain passports to travel to different planets. Shiki, Rebecca, and Happy are members of this guild, but they don't have much attachment to it, seeing it as more of a window to adventure than a place to call family.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Everyone in the guild is already a jerk to Shiki from the start when they make fun of him for saying he's met Mother before, but the anime ramps it up a notch due to splitting his first visit into two separate ones across two episodes, since it gives the guild another chance to poke fun at him. It also sets up their reaction to Shiki better when he mistakes the hologram of Mother for the genuine article, with a couple of members muttering that he must have a screw loose as he tearfully wishes for his friends to go back to normal.
  • Adventure Guild: The guild is advertised as such, but it's more mundanely portrayed as a passport agency and center of information that allows its members commercial access to other planets and cosmoses. Also, despite kicking off the central plot by introducing Shiki to Mother (or in the anime's case, refamiliarizing him with it), the guild as an entity falls to the wayside as soon as the Edens Zero is introduced, since using an old warship to explore the cosmos the old fashioned way gives the main characters a more romanticized sense of adventure that they wouldn't get from simply booking a flight.
  • Fantastic Rank System: The guild is said to have this, with Rank E (Shiki, Rebecca, and Happy's rank) being the lowest.
  • Jerkass: Right after Shiki says how he feels he's seen Mother before, virtually everyone in the guild (minus Clarisse) bursts out laughing at him and his utter failure to read the room when he thinks they want to be his friends. While their disbelief is somewhat understandable by how everyone who's ever claimed to have seen Mother turned out to be a faker, the way they beat Shiki over the head with something even he's not sure is true proves that his plan to make True Companions out of them was doomed from the start.
  • True Companions: An enforced aversion to hammer home the difference between this series and its spiritual predecessor. Shiki is sorely disappointed that the guild is just a place of business where no one outside a few cliques gives each other the time of day, not at all like the warm and welcoming guilds from a certain manga and anime that came out long ago. Apart from Clarisse and Labilia, the only time anyone acknowledges Shiki is to make fun of him for being a friend-obsessed weirdo who believes Mother actually exists, and no one notices Rebecca's existence at all until her channel gets a surge in popularity.

Staff

    Noah Glenfield (Unmarked Spoilers

Noah Glenfield

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Shooting Starlight's guild master, who has mysterious connections to Drakken Joe and the planet Blue Garden itself. His Ether Gear, Eye of God, allows him to keep track of anyone's "position" in the universe—and not just their "physical" position.


  • Ambiguously Evil: Upon his introduction, the crew has ample reason to suspect him of having ties to Guilst's criminal underworld, which seems to be confirmed when they find out he willingly sold them out to Drakken Joe. Despite this, his motives behind doing so remain shrouded in mystery before he's finally confirmed to be a Sociopathic Hero who's secretly working against Drakken in a Batman Gambit involving Rebecca's Cat Leaper power.
  • The Atoner: Downplayed. He doesn't feel guilty at all about using Rebecca as a pawn to defeat Drakken, but he also acknowledges that it wasn't very noble of him, either, so he entrusts the crew with his secret identity to make them even, knowing that he will lose everything if his secret is leaked to anybody.
  • Batman Gambit: It's implied that all of the danger he put the crew through was done with the knowledge that Rebecca would use her Cat Leaper to get them out of it, honing her skills to use against Drakken Joe.
  • Bishōnen: He's a dashing young man with bushy locks.
  • The Chessmaster: He refers to the crew as characters in a story, and reads their movements to predict their actions and use them to his own advantage.
  • Deep Cover Agent: As guild master of Shooting Starlight, he acts as a shady Knowledge Broker who seems to have close ties to Drakken Joe. In reality, he's the G.I.A. director of the Sakura Cosmos and has been secretly working towards Drakken's downfall the entire time.
  • Dub Name Change: His Eye of God is called "God Eye" in Japanese.
  • Easily Forgiven: Downplayed. Despite being used by Noah as a pawn in his plan to defeat Drakken, Rebecca is just so forgiving that she holds nothing against him for it. Shiki, on the other hand, is so miffed at the way Rebecca was used that he hesitates to consider Noah among his list of friends.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He admits that selling Rebecca into slavery on Guilst, and later giving all his intel on the Edens Zero to Drakken Joe, are completely inexcusable methods of taking down the biggest threat to the Sakura Cosmos. He also doesn't feel the least bit sorry for any of it, simply seeing it as part of his job.
  • Knowledge Broker: He's in charge of a guild where information from countless planets flows like the blood, including things that can't be found online, and he's readily willing to sell that info for a price, including to known criminals such as Drakken Joe.
  • Magical Eye: His Ether Gear, appropriately named the "Eye of God", lets him observe the exact position of every person in the world through his left eye, which is covered in Ether lines. He initially believed this to be a pointless power since technology has already advanced to that level, until he found out it also works on a person's temporal position, namely Rebecca's time-leaping, and lets him keep track of how many times it's activated.
  • No One Sees the Boss: He apparently never sets foot outside his office, and Rebecca and Happy have never seen him in person for as long as they've been at the guild. Meanwhile, he has tabs on all the guild's members, including the crew of the Edens Zero.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Noah's power of observation lets him find out about Rebecca's secret power ten years before she herself realizes it, namely her ability to change her position in time to survive deadly situations.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Noah doesn't feel a shred of guilt for selling the Edens Zero crew out to criminals, casually asking Shiki if he has any problems with what he's done when he gets called out for it. However, his actions are solely for the security and goodwill of the Sakura Cosmos.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His plan to defeat Drakken Joe involves getting chummy with him and selling Rebecca out, letting her and her friends suffer horrifically so she can unlock her Cat Leaper and uncover information on his weaknesses.

    Clarisse Layer 

Clarisse Layer

Voiced by: Nao Tamura

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The guild's friendly receptionist who cries over the tiniest things. She is the closest thing to a friend Shiki, Rebecca, and Happy have in the guild.


  • Cowardly Lion: Despite her emotional frailty, she meekly sticks up for Shiki and pretends not to know him when Elsie Crimson and her crew come looking for him. Granted, she didn't know that Elsie had purely good intentions, but considering that Elsie is one of the most dreaded outlaws in the cosmos, the fact that she stood her ground at all is nothing short of admirable.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has amber-blonde hair, reflecting her status as one of the nicest and most sensitive people Shiki and Rebecca know in Shooting Starlight.
  • Meganekko: Clarisse is a glasses-wearing sweetheart.
  • Nice Girl: She's the only person in the guild who talks to Shiki and Rebecca without being a total Jerkass about it.
  • Prone to Tears: She is emotionally delicate and falls apart under the slightest pressure.
  • Tender Tears: She cries over just about anything fortunate that happens to Rebecca, whether it's returning home safely from a trip or making a new friend.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's the sole Nice Girl in a guild full of people who are Jerkasses at best and Ambiguously Evil at worst.

Membership

    Labilia Christy 

Labilia Christy

Voiced by: Ayumi Ayano

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"Talentless garbage needs to learn when to give up the B-Cuber business. Just saying. ♥"

An insufferable B-Cube celebrity who runs the aptly named Labilia Channel, one of the most popular accounts on the web. She has an especially nasty relationship with Rebecca, and is dedicated to completely ruining her day whenever and wherever she can.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: She has her sights set on Shiki, if only because she's starstruck by his Gravity Ether Gear. However, he couldn't care less about her obsession with him, and is completely put off by her unrelenting spite towards Rebecca.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's one of the most popular members of the guild, but she charges insane amounts of money for autographs and handshakes (the former of which is really a drawing of a turd), and judging from their interactions, she insults Rebecca's videos regularly. For bonus points, her fans in the English translation call her "Libby", the former trope name.
  • Break the Haughty: Rebecca sees the smug bully Labilia left as a bloodied, trembling, broken mess after being subjected to Cold-Blooded Torture by Drakken Joe off-screen. After the crew go to save her, however, it's subverted with the reveal that Amira took Labilia's place in imprisonment and left Labilia in a safe place to hide. Even though she's forced to acknowledge that Rebecca wanted to save her, Labilia's personality stays petty and demeaning.
  • The Bully: She serves as one for Rebecca, lobbing insults at the "bottom-level B-Cuber" and her "junky little cat Hoppy" regularly, and publicly humiliating her on Sun Jewel just to make her feel like crap. It becomes more poignant when Rebecca reveals they used to be friends.
  • Damsel in Distress: Between the Sun Jewel and Belial Gore Arcs, Labilia is captured by Drakken Joe because he thought torturing her would please Rebecca and convince her to join him. Not wanting to leave Labilia in Drakken Joe's hands, Rebecca asks the Edens Zero crew to help her save Labilia. When they arrive, however, they find out Labilia was already saved by Amira, who took her place at the prison and had Labilia hide at a dance club.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite her bad manners towards Rebecca and Happy, she can't help but look disquieted after learning how her fellow B-Cubers on Blue Garden are being kidnapped.
  • Grudging "Thank You": After getting rescued from the Belial Gore, Labilia sees fit to thank Rebecca for trying to save her life, but makes it clear that she does it because she hates being upstaged by her. She goes right back to teasing her former friend immediately after that—with a video she filmed before thanking her, no less—though now on the grounds of a rival instead of a mere bully.
  • Hate Sink: She only speaks to Rebecca to make unprovoked insults towards her and Happy, overcharges her admirers and treats them like crap, and is an easy target for Shiki's rage. Later, she pulls a nasty prank on Rebecca on Sun Jewel, while also falsely claiming to have information to help the group, before running off.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: She has a ponytail that levitates on a ball right next to her head.
  • Ironic Name: Mashima says he gave her the name to sound like "lovely". She's anything but.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk:
    • After narrowly avoiding the B-Cuber kidnapping fiasco thanks to Shiki, Labilia appears to soften up very slightly towards Rebecca in the Sun Jewel Arc, offering to collaborate with her as an acknowledgement of her (slight) boost in popularity in exchange for helping them rescue Shiki to repay him. This all turns out to be a malicious lie just to set Rebecca up in a prank video where she's Covered in Gunge and mocked in public, and Labilia pretends not to know what Rebecca's talking about when she's reminded of her promise.
    • This is slightly downplayed in the aftermath of the Belial Gore Arc, where she repays Rebecca's attempt to rescue her with a Grudging "Thank You"—and yet another embarrassing video of Rebecca that she filmed and edited beforehand.
  • Jerkass: She's a cheeky girl who treats everyone else around her like dirt, especially B-Cubers she deems to be of inferior talent to her own. Even after the B-Cuber kidnapping fiasco, she shows she still hasn't changed her attitude by humiliating Rebecca on video while stringing the group around for information on Sun Jewel she doesn't have.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As much as she gets a kick out of taunting Rebecca's channel, she does give a legitimate critique towards her unscripted approach towards her videos, citing it as a major reason her ratings are so poor—though she says this while wholeheartedly believing that, no matter how she may improve, Rebecca's videos will never truly amount to anything.
  • Just a Machine: She proves to have this mindset towards all androids after angering Happy and Pino with her cruel prank on Rebecca, claiming it's only natural that robots wouldn't understand what's so funny about it. Then, when her attitude brings Pino to tears, Labilia gives a bemused smirk and wonders how an android like her can cry at all.
  • Kick the Dog: Her reaction to Pino's crying upon seeing her prank on Rebecca and Labilia's taunting about how the video will get a large number of views is to mock the very thought of an android having "feelings".
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the Belial Gore Arc, it's revealed that her channel lost its ad revenue for blatantly malicious content targeted towards Rebecca, specifically her prank video.
  • Love at First Punch: A variation. After Shiki flips her upside-down in retaliation of her hurtful comments towards Rebecca, Labilia becomes totally starstruck and decides to put him in her next video. Whether that Nosebleed she gets in the process is due to arousal or getting dropped face-first on the floor is anyone's guess.
  • Malicious Misnaming: She tends to call Happy "Hoppy" when they meet each other, and later subjects Pino to the same by calling her "Pipo". However, it's averted with Rebecca despite their antagonism, and inverted with Shiki, whom she gives the Affectionate Nickname "Gravity Boy".
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: While calling her an outright villain is a stretch, Labilia's prank on Rebecca at Sun Jewel unintentionally helps her save Shiki and Homura like she falsely promised, since it gains Rebecca the sympathy of one of Madame Kurenai's men.
  • The Nicknamer: She gives Shiki the Affectionate Nickname "Gravity Boy" after getting a personal taste of his Gravity Ether Gear.
  • The Rival: She serves as one for Rebecca in terms of B-Cubing, pumping out much more popular videos and having better production values. To Labilia, though, Rebecca is of little more worth than an easy bullying target. After Rebecca tries saving her, however, Labilia openly acknowledges Rebecca as an opponent, though their relationship hardly improves beyond that.
  • Say It with Hearts: Her sentences are occasionally punctuated with hearts when she says something nasty to Rebecca, as a way of showing how much she enjoys it.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: She is a pompous rival B-Cuber to Rebecca who hardly spends a scene where she doesn't belittle her to her face or behind her back, something she proudly admits she enjoys. In a tragic case, Rebecca says they used to be friends, and it's implied their friendship fell apart when Labilia became popular.
  • Smug Smiler: Her typical expression is a cheerful sneer that she wears when bragging about how much more talented she is than those she deems to be talentless hacks (i.e., Rebecca).
  • Two First Names: Her surname, Christy, is more commonly used as a given name.
  • Ungrateful Bitch:
    • She offers to help Rebecca save Shiki on Sun Jewel to repay him for saving her from Jinn, only for her gratitude to be thrown into question when it turns out she was just tooling Rebecca into appearing in a vicious prank video.
    • In the aftermath of the Belial Gore Arc, this gets downplayed. After she finds out Rebecca asked the Edens Zero crew to face Drakken Joe because she thought Labilia was being tortured, Labilia gives her a Grudging "Thank You"...right in between filming and uploading yet another embarrassing video of Rebecca that captures her private moments in the Edens Zero on film, including her sleeping and going into the bath.
  • We Used to Be Friends: According to Rebecca, Labilia was on much warmer terms with her before she Took a Level in Jerkass and became a cheerfully malicious bully. It's because they were friends that Rebecca can't stand the sight of her being tortured by Drakken Joe, no matter how badly their relationship soured, and risks incurring his wrath a second time to save her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dark blue.

Civilians

    Couchpo 

Couchpo

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A gluttonous B-Cuber who runs the food-centric Mogumogu Channel.


  • Action Survivor: Couchpo has no Ether Gear or any other combat expertise like the main characters, but she still has the spunk and street-smarts to survive on Foresta for a week after the planet's robots rise against the humans, and holds her own in battle by gnawing on the robots' heads. Less so the fact that she made it past Dragonfall to make it to the Aoi Cosmos in the first place, since it's indicated that she simply fast-traveled there commercially.
  • Big Eater: All her content revolves around eating. It's indicated that Rebecca's obsession with eating comes from watching Couchpo's videos.
  • Big Fun: She is an overweight girl and the most upbeat of all the kidnapped B-Cubers befriended by Rebecca.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She's known for eating anything that looks remotely edible, including the foam bubbles used to dissolve her clothes.
  • Gonk: Given her weight and more cartoonish design than other characters, she isn't what anyone in Rogue Out besides Mosco (a fellow Gonk) envisions when tasked with kidnapping "cute girls".
  • Man Bites Man: She uses her appetite to fight back against Foresta's robots, gnawing on their heads.
  • Ms. Exposition: She serves this role in the Foresta Arc, where she informs the Edens Zero crew about how the Big Bad started a Robot War on the planet.
  • Punny Name: Her name is derived from "couch potato".
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • While Rebecca helps her fellow B-Cubers break out of Illega Tower after they get trafficked to Guilst, Couchpo doesn't give her sensible warnings or ask for vital supplies like the other girls do, but rather tells her to bring back some food. Constantly.
    • After the robot uprising on Foresta happens while she's there for a restaurant critique, Couchpo's first instinct is to—as always—take all the food she had her hands on. Then, when a Humongous Mecha-like robot comes crashing into her hideout, her reaction is to simply take offense to him calling her a food thief, asserting that she paid for all of it.

    Copa 

Copa

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A cute, young B-Cuber who co-stars with a giant koala.


  • Big Sister Worship: Though they're not actually related, Copa starts looking up to Rebecca like a Cool Big Sis after witnessing her bravery firsthand.
  • Break the Cutie: She's one of the first B-Cubers to break after getting kidnapped, unable to help her crying and screaming when her life is in danger. Thanks to Rebecca, she comes out of the ordeal no worse for wear.
  • The Cutie: She is the cutest and most innocent of the B-Cubers who Rebecca gets to know.
  • The Load: She quickly falls behind during the B-Cubers' escape from Guilst, and Pino suggests cutting their losses is the most logical course of action. Nevertheless, Rebecca risks her own skin twice to make sure no harm comes to her.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: She co-stars in her videos with a giant koala almost twice her size.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Although she gives the impression of a helpless and clumsy girl, she's the first of the kidnapped B-Cubers to notice that the foam Illega used to dissolve their clothes also dissolves glass and metal, which gives Rebecca the idea to escape through their cell's glass window.

    Milon 

Milon

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The star of Tokkō TV, a B-Cube channel that produces death-defying stunt videos.


  • The Cynic: Her first instinct upon learning she's headed for Guilst is to give up all hope, and she derides Rebecca for entertaining the idea of escaping. Thanks to Rebecca's optimism and quick-thinking, however, she quickly turns her mind around.
  • Freak Out: She breaks down in fear when she gets kidnapped, stripped, and faced with being Taken for Granite for potential eternity. After Rebecca helps break everyone out, however, she manages to recover.
  • Mistaken for Badass: She's seen as a kickass action hero because of her videos, which are so convincing that none of the other B-Cubers realize they were all scripted until Milon outright tells them. When faced with real-life danger after getting kidnapped, she proves to be just as terrified as the other B-Cubers.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The official translation uses both "Milon" and "Miron" to spell her name.

    Miyako 

Miyako

An intelligent girl who runs the STEM Girls Channel, which produces content related to science, mathematics, and the like.


  • Adjusting Your Glasses: She adjustes her glasses by the corner. It's such a habit of hers that she does it after her glasses have dissolved.
  • No Name Given: Subverted. She's left unnamed in the manga up until the Foresta arc.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Her long, plain-looking face makes her stand out among Mashima's repertoire of young women and girls, who almost always share the same pretty, round face.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She deals in making STEM-centric web content and is the most intellectual of the kidnapped B-Cubers, so it's only fitting she wears glasses.
  • The Strategist: She plays a downplayed version of this among the kidnapped B-Cubers on Guilst, where she comes up with the idea to form a human pyramid to help Rebecca make it up to the window to their cell, but only after the others figure out they can melt a hole through the glass to escape.

Criminals

    Neepa 

Neepa

Voiced by: Yūya Murakami

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The leader of a gang of thugs on Blue Garden who kidnap Happy to make a fortune.


  • All There in the Script: His name is given in a special edition booklet packaged with Volume 1 of the manga, and later in the anime credits.
  • Bald of Evil: He has a cue ball head, and he's is willing to steal, kidnap, and kill for money.
  • Fat Bastard: He's a huge, stout guy who represents the seedy underbelly of Blue Garden.
  • Gatling Good: His weapon is an gatling gun, which he thinks is innately super to any other firearm.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the biggest guy in his gang, who are sent running for the hills when Rebecca takes him down.
  • Mighty Glacier: The guy doesn't budge an inch once he whips out his gatling gun, which does him no good once Shiki gives Rebecca a solid aerial advantage.
  • More Dakka: He believes that mowing down his enemies is all he needs to take them out.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He seems like a big, simple thug that Rebecca can easily run circles around, but in the Belial Gore Arc, he's shown among the villains who forced Rebecca into a situation where she had to use Cat Leaper to survive.
  • Signature Laugh: "Nee pa pa pa pa pa!"
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Unlike Rebecca, who makes up for her physical limitations with precise blaster shots, this guy's basic attack strategy is unloading as many bullets as he can on something. While not hard for Shiki and Rebecca to beat, he's still dangerous to be around.

Norma

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Weisz's home planet, also known as the Earthen Planet, where massive columns of crystallized Earth Ether regularly rain down from the sky, forcing its denizens to live in an underground city far below the uninhabitable surface. It is now classified as a "dead" planet for falling prey to the Chronophage, which consumed 50 years of Norma's time.

    In General 
  • Apocalypse How: Norma has suffered a low-key Class Z after getting fifty years eaten by the Chronophage, erasing the original planet and replacing it with a younger version of itself and its citizens. It isn't indicated how many Normans survived, but according to Professor Weisz, they had enough warning for a sizeable number to escape.
  • Retcon: For reasons unknown, Norma was called "River" in the original magazine publication of Chapter 3, where the planet was first mentioned.
  • Underground City: The planet's entire populace lives deep underground to avoid getting crushed by gigantic Earth Ether pillars on a regular basis.
  • Weird Weather: It rains skyscraper-sized pillars of Earth Ether that has crystallized within the planet's atmosphere. As time passes, the pillars embedded in the ground get worn down and return to the atmosphere, repeating the cycle.
  • You Are Already Dead: The people of Norma have already accepted that the planet was "dying" by the time Rebecca and Happy were kids. It turns out this is because they were in the middle of a collision course with the Chronophage, since there's nothing to be done once the Chronophage sets its sights on a planet.

Sibir Family

    Sibir 

Sibir

Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama

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Sibir in the year X492
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Sibir in the year X442

A rival and former friend from Weisz's criminal background, known as "Sibir the Mighty" for his mechanical Augmenter Arm that enhances his strength. As a result of the Chronophage's time consumption, there exist two versions of Sibir from very different points in his life: the original Sibir, who retired from crime and settled down as a bartender aboard the Berial Gore, and his alternate self from 50 years in the past, who tries to exploit Pino's EMP technology.


  • Bald of Evil: As a young man, he's a lowlife with nothing but his name tattooed in Japanese on his scalp.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Only his pecs and left arm are covered by his shirt in his youth, leaving the rest of his muscular chest exposed.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: His Augmenter Arm appears to be gold-plated in colored artwork.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His shirt from his younger years diagonally covers the upper part of his chest and his left arm, while he has an oversized mechanical right arm that hides a much skinnier real arm.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Justified. Payo gives him flack about using swear words, so he has to use relatively mild insults like "scumbag" and, in the simulpub translation, "buttmunch".
  • Hidden Depths: At first, he seems to be a big, brutish thug who's meant to be thoroughly unlikeable for the horrific way he treats robots. As more of his history with Weisz is explored, however, he's revealed to be a much more sensible person with who had a genuine friendship with Weisz, and was capable of putting petty differences aside, given time.
  • Honor Among Thieves: For all his criminal activity, he draws the line at stealing from his own gang, and is downright offended at the notion of doing so. Weisz wrongfully accusing him of stealing his mother's necklace is what led to their falling out.
  • Jerkass: In his younger years, he was a reprehensible criminal who treated robots like toys to be used and scrapped, with one redeemeing trait being his genuine friendship with Weisz, who was such a rotten apple himself that their friendship fell apart over a simple misunderstanding.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In the middle of his falling out with Weisz, Sibir makes a point against Weisz accusing one of his friends of stealing from him without proof. However, Sibir does himself no favors with the flippant way he tells him this while reminding Weisz of the way he's stolen from others without batting an eye.
  • Kick the Dog: He has a history of treating robots like toys for his amusement, damaging or dismantling them when they disobey him, and tossing them in a junk pile when he's finished. Pino barely gets it easier from Sibir's Alternate Self than the rest of the robots in his scrap heap when he tears off her leg and replaces it with a screw when she is unable to dance on command, and almost doing the same to the other for running away.
  • Mini-Mecha: His younger self pilots a giant, flying suit of robotic knight armor known as Knight Gear, which is equipped with a missile launcher and a self-destruct mechanism. His older self still keeps a picture of it in his bar.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He has one of the more unique designs among Mashima's cast of Only Six Faces, with a wide nose, big lips, and plates on his chin.
  • Power Fist: He has a robotic Augmenter Arm built by Weisz that's bigger and bulkier than the rest of his body. When Weisz destroys it, Sibir's real, stick-like arm is revealed.
  • Red Baron: He's got the nickname "Sibir the Mighty" because of his Augmenter Arm. Ironically, his real arm beneath it is wimpy and malnourished.
  • Tattooed Crook: He's a thug (or ex-thug, depending on the case) whose Japanese name is tattooed diagonally across the top of his forehead.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Weisz and Sibir were originally partners in crime, but a misunderstanding over a stolen pendant belonging to Weisz's mother led to them falling out. However, whereas the X442 Sibir is introduced right on the heels of their split, the X492 Sibir managed to smooth things over with his Weisz while never again being as close as they once were.

Original Sibir

  • Bald of Awesome: Since he's moved past his evil ways, his baldness signifies his role as a more reliable ally.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He comes to Shiki and his friends' aid when they are being hunted by the rest of the Belial Gore during both timelines.
  • Cool Old Guy: Seedy past aside, this Sibir is an extremely mellow and friendly old barkeep.
  • Cowardly Lion: He cowers at the idea of openly fighting against Drakken Joe, but nevertheless sticks his neck out to help Weisz and his friends. He briefly gets the same fierce expression as his younger self when saving Pino in the redone timeline, in contrast to his more worried face.
  • A Friend in Need: Ever since Sibir mended his relationship with Weisz, he considers any version of him to be his friend, which spurs Sibir to help the whole Edens Zero crew by extension when they land in hot water with Drakken Joe.
  • I Hate Past Me: He admits he's not proud of his younger days. When he sees how hostile Shiki is with him and how scared Pino is of him, he apologizes for the transgressions of his past Alternate Self, despite not being personally responsible for any of it.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: His decision to shelter the Edens Zero crew from Drakken instead of turning them over to the big boss end with Fie executing him for treachery in World No. 29.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Downplayed. Shiki still holds what happened to Pino against him, and Pino is understandably scared out of her wits when she sees him, but they dial it back after Weisz reminds them that his history is history from the Sibir they met.
  • Retired Outlaw: Like the old Weisz, this Sibir has long given up the criminal lifestyle and instead works at a bar, but claims that he could never quite adjust to the straight and narrow, which is how he ended up in debt to Drakken Joe.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's in the same boat in debt as every other passenger aboard the Belial Gore, but unlike the other citizens, who chase the Edens Zero crew in a heartbeat for debt erasure, Sibir comes straight to the crew's aid without hesitation.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's a completely different person from his asshole of a past self. He's well aware of how terrible he once was and gives an honest apology to Shiki and Pino when he hears his past self caused trouble for them.

Alternate Sibir

  • Alternate Self: He serves as this for the original Sibir, representing his past life as a cruel, robot-hating criminal.
  • Arc Villain: He is the main villain of the Norma Arc, where he stumbles upon Pino and tries using her technology from the future. Shiki and the others try to stop him from messing up the past before realizing it's actually Sibir who's been sent into the present along with the rest of Norma.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: He gets almost completely thrashed by Shiki during their second confrontation, though Sibir manages to get a solid hit in with his Power Fist before Shiki deals the finishing blow, which almost leaves Shiki defenseless when his bird takes control of Sibir's Knight Gear.
  • For Want of a Nail: Due to Weisz stealing Pino from Sibir instead of a case full of money and escaping with the rest of the Edens Zero crew, the two end up being on worse terms than their original selves, since the original Weisz's theft led to him getting his arm chopped off by Drakken Joe and patching things up with Sibir later on.
  • Giving Radio to the Romans: When Pino first winds up on the past Norma by mistake, Sibir is the first to find her and her advanced EMP technology that didn't exist in his time period, which he decides to exploit to commit crimes.
  • Oh, Crap!: He gets this reaction twice: once when Shiki totals his Knight Gear for the first time, and again when Weisz tries shooting him with his busted Ether gun.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: When Shiki wrecks his Knight Gear, Sibir openly declares, "Nobody's made me this angry in a very long time."

    Payo 

Payo

Voiced by: Reina Kondō

A tiny bird who accompanies Sibir at all times, and nags him over every little thing he does.


  • Alternate Self: Like Sibir, the Payo that Shiki and the gang see on X442 Norma is one for X492 Payo, who's still alive and kicking after 50 years.
  • Dragon Their Feet: After Sibir is beaten, Payo activates his Mini-Mecha's self-destruct system to finish Shiki off, but is thwarted when Pino decides to fight back.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Even though he only communicates with chirps and tweets, Sibir can understand his criticisms perfectly.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The anime adaptation gives him the name "Payo" after the sound he makes.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Payo serves as this for both versions of Sibir.
  • Pokémon Speak: Payo is only capable of saying "payo"; in the simulpub version, he says "t'chup" instead.

    The Foote Brothers 

The Foote Brothers

Older brother voiced by: Kenta Sasa

Younger brother voiced by: Sōma Shiomi

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Older brother
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Younger brother

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


  • Accent Adaptation: The English translation gives the younger brother a German Funetik Aksent with the appropriate phrases sprinkled in to account for his unorthodox dialect in Japanese.
  • Artificial Limbs: They each have an opposite leg replaced with mechanical limbs.
  • Bash Brothers: They have a reputation as a lethal pair of brothers.
  • Co-Dragons: They share the position of Sibir's right-hand men, and are the only ones besides their boss who are left standing after Shiki mops the floor with the whole gang.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Downplayed. They are aroused by Rebecca's legs and feet, which keeps them from fighting her seriously, but they're such skilled fighters that they run circles around her anyway.
  • Meaningful Name: "Foote" is an archaic spelling of "foot", and they're a pair of brothers who specialize in fighting with their feet. They're also shameless foot and leg fetishists.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As goofy as they are, they're shown among the villains who forced Rebecca into a situation where she had to use Cat Leaper to survive.
  • Red Baron: They're known on Norma as the "Southern Annihilators" and the "Iron-Legged Foote Brothers".
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: They have their own battle pose that involves them high-fiving, low-fiving, and knee-bumping with their robotic legs.
  • Verbal Tic: The older brother peppers his phrases with "Yes, yes, yes" (Sore wa sore wa in Japanese), while the younger brother elongates his ending particles and certain words in Japanese, implying that he speaks with an accent.

Others

    Weisz Steiner (Old) 

Professor Weisz Steiner (Year X492)

Voiced by: Hiromichi Tezuka

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


  • Artificial Limbs: His entire right arm is prosthetic since he lost his original arm as punishment for stealing money from DJ Zombie (a.k.a., Drakken Joe)—the very same money Young Weisz attempts to steal.
  • Broken Pedestal: Downplayed. Meeting Young Weisz and seeing the crummy person he used to be has somewhat soured Rebecca and Happy's opinion of him overall, but because Old Weisz has already overcome many of these flaws, he still serves as the higher standard they hold Young Weisz towards, and they're pleased whenever they catch a glimpse of the professor's good traits from his younger self.
  • The Charmer: According to the bunny girl, who was unimpressed by the "lowlife" Weisz back when he was a young man, the professor's charms increased with his age.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's like a grandfather to Rebecca and Happy, and always looks out for their best interests.
  • Hero of Another Story: Ever since he escaped Norma, he says he's been on the space adventure he's always dreamed of going on. Whatever that entails is anyone's guess.
  • Humble Pie: Weisz's betrayal of Sibir by stealing his money in the past is what set him on his path to a more respectable career as a professor, as he wound up mistakenly stealing a loan from Drakken Joe instead, resulting in the loss of his arm and the shattering of his ego.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: The Professor was once a self-described "studmuffin", as Young Weisz can attest to.
  • Mr. Exposition: He helps Rebecca make heads and tails of how they were seemingly sent 50 years back in time on Norma, introducing the Chronophage to them.
  • My Greatest Failure: In the past, Weisz was weighed heavily with guilt over betraying Sibir after falsely accusing him of stealing a pendant belonging to Weisz's mother, which led to Weisz getting his arm cut off by Drakken after trying to steal from Sibir in retaliation. When Sibir caught the real thief and tried to return the pendant, Weisz rejected it because it was proof he didn't trust his friend, and asked Sibir to hold onto it until he could forgive himself. After that, it became his primary motivator to turning his life around, at which point he moved past getting the pendant back.
  • Parental Substitute: Old Weisz is the closest thing Rebecca and Happy have to a father, since they suffered from Parental Abandonment before meeting him.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has a touch of stubble on his chin, accounting for his age.
  • The Professor: Professor Weisz is touted as the most skillful machinist in the cosmos, capable of not only building robots indistinguishable from living beings, but uploading others' memories into them as well.
  • Reformed Criminal: He went from being a member of Sibir's gang to a respectable scientist and mechanic.
  • Technopath: Like Young Weisz, he can build and remodel machines in an instant with his Ether Gear. He is also frequently indicated to be a genius at it, with androids built by the Demon King admitting that they are second to the professor's craftsmanship with Happy, a robot completely indistinguishable from an organic creature.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Originally, the pendant belonging to his mother was a reminder of her death. After mistakenly accusing Sibir of stealing it and trying to take petty revenge, only to get his arm cut off by Drakken for his trouble, Weisz came to view it as proof of the day he failed to believe in his friend and entrusted it to Sibir as a parting gift.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Downplayed. Weisz and Sibir had a major falling out that resulted in the animosity seen between their alternate selves, but patched things up around the same time Weisz decided to walk away from the criminal life to become a professor. Because of their differing life styles, however, they drifted apart and never spoke to each other again.

    Bernadette 

Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai

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An alien rabbit woman who once worked as a waitress in Norma's seedy underbelly. Her original counterpart is currently traveling with Professor Weisz.


    Johnny 

Johnny (TB-400-02)

Voiced by: Tomohiro Yamaguchi

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One of countless robots who have been toyed with and scrapped by Sibir. He is the same model of robot as Shiki's friend Michael.


  • Almost Dead Guy: He's already in his dying moments when Shiki finds him, and breaks down moments after Shiki realizes he can't do anything to fix him.
  • Identical Stranger: Shiki mistakes him for Michael 50 years before originally meeting him. It's justified as they share a mass-produced model, as Johnny himself lampshades.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: Though he only meets Shiki for a few moments before he breaks down, he admits it makes him happy that a human would try to fix him out of kindness, since he had the impression that all humans are just as cruel and uncaring as Sibir.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: His entire role in the story is to showcase the extreme cruelty machines suffer at the hands of humans like Sibir, and to hammer home that Shiki is truly unable to fix robots.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He breaks down just a few moments after Shiki meets him.
  • You Are Number 6: Downplayed. He formally introduces himself by his model number, while "Johnny" is his "identification code".

Guilst

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A Wood Ether-rich planet whose towns are built on the branches of a colossal tree known as Mechdrasil. It was once a natural paradise and popular tourist spot, but after falling under the influence of the crime lord Drakken Joe, it has since gained infamy as the Planet of Criminals, a festering ground for every known illegal activity in the cosmos.

    In General 
  • Cozy Catastrophe: In the ultimate form of irony, the Chronophage ends up turning Guilst back into a natural paradise devoid of crime and untouched by modern technology by eating 1,200 years of the planet's history, which undoes an insurmountable number of human lives and completely erases anyone whose ancestry on the planet doesn't stretch that far back.
  • Crapsack World: It doesn't get much more crapsack than a planet where every conceivable crime is totally fair game.
  • Dub Name Change: "Mechdrasil" is known in Japan as the Kikaiju (機械樹), which is a pun on the words kikai (機械), meaning "machine", and Sekaiju (世界樹), meaning World Tree.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Before Guilst's time can be totally rewound by the Chronophage, its Wood Ether kicks into overdrive and causes Mechdrasil to grow uncontrollably, totally demolishing virtually every manmade structure before the Chronophage finally finishes its meal.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mechdrasil" is a portmanteau of "mechanical" and "Yggdrasil". Its original Japanese name, Kikaiju, follows the exact same meaning.
  • Penal Colony: The Interstellar Union Army treats the planet as one for Drakken Joe, the biggest criminal in the Sakura Cosmos, allowing him full control of the planet in an attempt to contain his influence. This backfires when he evacuates the planet to escape the Chronophage before it devours the planet.
  • Soiled City on a Hill: More like a soiled planet. Guilst was once a popular tourist venue that existed in harmony with nature until Drakken Joe turned it into a cesspool of greed and lawlessness. Rather than stop him, the government ultimately let him have the planet, since it was enough to sate his criminal tendencies. Unfortunately, Drakken's new society is undone not because of anything he or its citizens do, but because a passing Chronophage eats the planet's time, which restores Guilst to its natural beauty, but erases countless lives and unleashes Joe onto the cosmos at large.
  • Tree Top Town: Guilst's entire civilization exists on layered platforms built on the branches of Mechdrasil.
  • World Tree: The entire planet is covered in the roots of Mechdrasil, a tree that's visible from outer space. It's so large that its branches serve as a sturdy enough foundation for entire cities to be built on top of each one.
  • Wretched Hive: What Guilst has devolved into by the present day, to the point that human trafficking is just one of several enterprises for criminal gangs to engage in without worry of retribution.

Rogue Out

    In General 
A mercenary squad who purportedly serve as the "knights" of the Four Shining Stars' Sister.
  • Creepy Cathedral: They utilize an abandoned church as a base while on Guilst, where the fake Sister also secretly keeps the real one, her "god", strung up crucified in the basement.
  • Faceless Goons: The bulk of Rogue Out's soldiers wear face-obscuring helmets.
  • Hired Guns: They're a mercenary squad who will take any job for any client, no matter how dirty or depraved they are.
  • Mooks: Rogue Out boasts at least several dozen soldiers. They all get taken out by Homura.
  • Punny Name: The name is written similarly to "log out", which is a more effective pun in Japanese, where they're spelled with only one letter apart.
  • Undying Loyalty: Most of the group's members have pledged their services to "Sister" for saving their lives...though for most of them, this may be against their will.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: Implied. The fake Sister mentions wanting to preserve Shiki and the gang's corpses and "fixing" them into soldiers, suggesting that a number of her Mooks have had this inflicted on them.

    Pseudo-Sister 

Pseudo-Sister

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The android leader of Rogue Out. She purports to be one of the Demon King's Four Shining Stars, but is soon revealed to be an imposter who has been using the real Sister's name and powers for a decade.


  • Above Good and Evil: She refutes Shiki labeling her as a bad guy, claiming that fulfilling her contract with her clients is all that matters.
  • Bad Boss: Although she heals her men when they are injured or knocked out, she does it solely so they can continue fighting on her behalf without rest, which she uses as an excuse to use Jinn as a Bulletproof Human Shield.
  • Bad Habits: She dresses and talks like the nun from the Four Shining Stars, but that's just a thin mask for her role as a coldhearted mercenary.
  • Battle Strip: She removes her nun robes in preparation for fighting Shiki, revealing a Black Bra and Panties.
  • Black Bra and Panties: Her mechanical frame underneath her robe has markings designed to look like dark, frilly lingerie. Rather than using it to make an advance on Shiki, however, she shows it off as part of her Battle Strip.
  • Combat Tentacles: She has a single mechanical tentacle protruding from her back, which she uses to grab Jinn and use him to block Shiki's attacks.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While Illega's refusal to pay her group for capturing B-Cubers on account of being one short of the 30 agreed upon is unreasonable in and of itself, she still sees killing him and taking his possessions the appropriate course of action.
  • Drunk with Power: She claims that her original intent was to borrow the real Sister's powers to heal her comrades, but when rumors of her "miracles" started attracting a whole legion of followers, the power went straight to her head and she decided to keep the real Sister locked up, keeping up the facade for an entire decade.
  • Flowery Elizabethan English: The English translation gives her a Shakespearean manner of speaking befitting a woman of faith to match her extremely formal Japanese.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: She claims that she originally intended to use Sister's powers to save her companions' lives, but soon became a Slave to PR as a result of her "miracles", letting the power go to her head. This sob story does not fly with the real Sister, who wound up being held hostage and having her name tarnished for an entire decade, despite the imposter saying she planned to return her powers sooner or later.
  • Glasgow Grin: She has a pair of slits next to her otherwise ordinary-looking mouth that are hidden by her helmet, which open to reveal an abnormally wide mouth with razor sharp teeth.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: She uses her healing and repairing abilities to reconvert the dead into loyal cyborg minions, which she uses as meat shields with the excuse that she can just heal them to they can continue to battle ad infinitum. The fact that the powers aren't her own just makes it worse.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: There's not much gore since she is a robot, but the shot of Jinn stomping her head with his boot cuts away to show pieces flying into the air including a cybernetic eye, all but stating he pulped her head in.
  • The Heavy: Serves as the most significant antagonist of the Guilst Arc. While Illega technically serves as the Arc Villain for hiring her services, the fake Sister is more directly tied to the series Myth Arc by keeping one of the Four Shining Stars hostage so she can monopolize her healing powers.
  • Karmic Death: She gets her head slowly and painfully crushed by Jinn, whom she'd been stringing along with the false promise of saving his little sister just to exploit his abilities. It doesn't help that she'd treated him as a Bulletproof Human Shield against Shiki earlier, using her healing powers on him to justify her actions.
  • Like a God to Me: She claims to view the real Sister as this, though she's evidently just trying to weasel her way out of getting punished too severely. Unfortunately for the imposter, Sister doesn't give a crap.
  • Masquerading As the Unseen: Her impersonation plan hinges on the fact that no one except the crew of Edens Zero and their closest associates know what the real Sister looks like, keeping her hidden deep in the basement of Rogue Out's headquarters. Naturally, the charade completely falls apart the moment the real Sister is set loose by Weisz and Homura.
  • The Medic: Like the real Sister she stole it from, she has the ability to heal wounds and repair machinery.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Suffers one at the hands of Sister Ivry, who promptly kicks the crap out of the fake Sister while ranting about breaking her, rebuilding her, and breaking her again for impersonating her. It's only due to the Chornophange about to overcome the planet that Sister can't act on that threat.
  • No Name Given: Her real name is never revealed, and she's only ever known by the name of the android whose identity she stole.
  • Nun Too Holy: She professes to be a follower of God, but is the leader of a ruthless mercenary gang.
  • Oh, Crap!: This becomes her default expression the moment Sister Ivry makes herself known to her and Shiki. She gets it again when Jinn is about to crush her head in.
  • Red Herring: Readers are led to believe she is the actual Sister having undergone a Face–Heel Turn, though with enough wiggle room—namely, Witch pointing out that she looks nothing like the Sister she knows, despite having the same ID code and powers—to reveal that she's an identity thief.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Her intimidating presence and confidence completely crumble apart once she's ousted as an imposter, leaving fearfully begging for mercy from the android she'd impersonated and the underling she'd mistreated.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Doesn't hesitate to start stammering excuses when the real Sister comes calling, or begging Jinn that she can help save his sister. Neither are in the mood to hear it, with Jinn all but certainly crushing her head to pieces.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her true identity as an imposter is meant to be a plot twist.

    Jinn 

    Ganoff 

Ganoff

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A long-necked alien armed with an assault rifle.


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

    Mosco 

Others

    Illega 

Illega

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


  • Arc Villain: He's the driving antagonist of the Guilst Arc, being the one who hires Rogue Out to kidnap Rebecca and other B-Cubers off the streets of Blue Garden. However, it's Rogue Out's leader, the fake Sister, who gets most of the spotlight.
  • Asshole Victim: As a decade-long human trafficker who strips girls naked and turns them into stone, he goes unmourned by his enemies regardless of whether he lived or died during the Chronophage's attack on Guilst.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Head-shotted by Rebecca with his own pistol.
  • The Collector: He wants to amass a collection of cute, all-female B-Cubers that have been kidnapped off the streets of other planets and convert them into stone "furniture".
  • Fat Bastard: He's a morbidly obese frog man who has amassed a collection of "cute girls" via human trafficking.
  • Frog Men: He's an alien who resembles a big, fat frog with ears and antennae.
  • Gonk: An utterly ugly-looking person. His features only get worse after he takes a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Shiki.
  • Hate Sink: His total Lack of Empathy towards the terrified girls he's kidnapped and turned to stone over the years only serves to make his downfall more satisfying.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Rebecca takes him out with his own Ether pistol after snatching it from his hand.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Makes Rebecca do this when he has Copa hostage with his gun. Luckily, a moment's distraction from one of his servants is all that's needed for Rebecca to snatch both Copa and his gun away from him.
  • Lack of Empathy: He says he only feels sorry for anyone who isn't rich like he is. Other than that, he has no issue kidnapping innocent girls to turn them into stone, something he's done for a decade.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Despite being the Arc Villain of the Guilst Arc for commissioning the kidnapping plot that brings Shiki's team to Guilst, he has next to no combat ability to speak of beyond his dangerous tongue. This is best shown when he suffers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Shiki with no way to defend himself, and exits the arc pathetically fearing for his life when Rebecca takes him out with his own gun.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He uses his to snatch up any bugs that touch his statues. He also uses it to catch Rebecca during her escape attempt, and it secretes a numbing toxin.
  • The Paralyzer: His tongue renders Rebecca's legs completely numb and unable to move when it touches them.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Constantly has girls kidnapped to used for his "collection", and cries like a baby when he suffers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Shiki. When he learns the Chronophage is making its way to the planet, Illega whines about not wanting to leave his collection behind, with his servant trying to practically force him to abandon the girls.
  • Punny Name: His name is just one letter shy of "illegal", a fitting name for a criminal who buys human slaves for a living.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He outright states that he can and will do anything he wants because he's loaded with cash. Unfortunately for him, "Sister" makes it clear his money doesn't have power over her, as she can just take it off his dead corpse.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His head alone is bigger than the lower half of his body.
  • Uncertain Doom: While it's suggested he survives when Rebecca shoots him in the head with an Ether bullet, he isn't shown escaping from Guilst when the Chronophage comes and eats 1,200 years of time, either. It's also never stated whether he's a home-born native of Guilst, how far back his ancestry goes on the planet, or how old he himself actually is, leaving his ultimate fate up in the air.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He points a gun to Copa's head and threatens to kill her if Rebecca doesn't do as he says.

Digitalis

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The Virtual Planet, which outsiders "dive" into by uploading their consciousness into digital bodies. This world is a server for the fully-immersive fantasy MMORPG Rogue Fantasia, which was abandoned by its developers after its NPCs gained sentience and formed their own society, though the planet's rules remain in effect for players who choose to come.

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

    The Trollburglar 

The Trollburglar

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A friendly monster who serves as an event boss near the town of Crysta.


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

    Guiron 

Guiron

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


  • Bad Boss: His Establishing Character Moment shows him turning a tiny imp soldier of his into a bloody stain after landing on top of him.
  • Berserk Button: He gets peeved when someone brings up the fact that he's just a side-character without a backstory, something he admits he's very insecure about.
  • Bird People: He's an avian monster with the build of a Winged Humanoid and talons for feet.
  • Flat Character: This is justified, as he was programmed to be nothing more than a sub-boss with no relevance beyond serving as an obstacle for players. He's quite annoyed by this fact.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He demeans the Trollburglar for being a mere sub-boss, but gets defensive when the Trollburglar retorts he's also a sub-boss, and not a very interesting one at that.
  • Reluctant Psycho: He and his army are reprogrammed by Jamilov into willingly becoming experience fodder for him. Guiron's hesitation indicates he isn't the least bit pleased about this, but there's nothing he can do about it.
  • The Worf Effect: He looks like a big, tough monster, but is taken down by Shiki with a single kick.

Newton

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The Planet of Science, a haven for doctors and researchers who strive tirelessly for the betterment of humanity. The effort was once pioneered by the members of Müller Royal Laboratories, who seemed to focus primarily on improving human-machine relations throughout the cosmos, but the facility was shut down after the dark secrets of their research came to light.

    In General 
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: All the humans on the planet who Hermit befriended are actually manipulative assholes who use her and countless other robots to further their goal of destroying Planet Hook.
  • Crapsaccharine World: A seemingly utopian world of science with giant, delicious apples floating in the atmosphere...and also the place where Hermit was exposed to the wretched side of humanity as they used her to destroy a neighboring planet just because it was full of robots, which they secretly despise.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Müller and his associates act completely friendly and sociable on the surface, hiding that they're secretly out to destroy all robots. While Müller doesn't bother hiding how crazy he really is, his team continues to act just as ordinary as they always do while putting Hermit through Cold-Blooded Torture.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Two years after blowing up Hook, karma finally catches up to Müller's team for all their illegal experimentation when the Interstellar Union Army raids their lab, arresting them on the spot and gunning down any of them who try to resist.
  • Mad Scientist: Though they do a good job of masking it, they carry out a successful ploy to destroy a robot planet simply because they hate robots.
  • Magical Particle Accelerator: The planet has one in the form of a Wave-Motion Gun designed to fire a concentrated blast of Ether at Planet Hook, with receivers on the planet designed to convert it into usable energy, thereby solving an energy crisis. Without the receivers properly calibrated, however, it becomes no different from a Doomsday Device that blows up the planet via Phlebotinum Overload.
  • Meaningful Name: The planet takes its name from Isaac Newton, who discovered how gravity works after being hit in the head with an apple falling from a tree. Fittingly, the planet has a giant apple tree whose fruit floats in the atmosphere.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Müller's team completely gives up on him after his Sanity Slippage over two years of non-stop experiments on Hermit when she's already been completely mentally broken. Not because they feel sorry for her one bit, but because it's just a waste of time and resources at this point.
  • World Tree: Similar to Guilst, the planet has a gargantuan apple tree that can be seen from afar.

    Müller 

Müller

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The head scientist of Müller Royal Laboratories, and a key figure in Hermit's past.


  • Ax-Crazy: After destroying Hook, he reveals himself as a cruel and sadistic maniac who takes great pleasure in torturing and massacring robots.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He presents himself as a kind and humble friend to bots so they can help him in his plan to destroy Planet Hook and its entire bot population.
  • Evil Gloating: Once Hook has been blown to smithereens, he drops the "kind old man" facade to celebrate and rub Hermit's responsibility for helping him in her face.
  • Evil Luddite: Downplayed. As a scientist and technician, he fully embraces machines that can help advance humanity. Rather, he despises machines who look and act like humans, and he's made it his goal to wipe them out of the cosmos.
  • Evil Old Folks: He is an old, robot-hating bastard who tricks Hermit into helping him build a Doomsday Device to obliterate a nearby bot planet, then keeps her alive to experiment on her.
  • False Friend: He's the first human friend Hermit ever made—all the easier for him to use her intellect against robot-kind.
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: His genocidal approach to robots boils down to the fact that he can't stand the sight of "living" machines that look and act like people, calling them garbage and viewing them as a mockery of humanity.
  • Gag Nose: Among his more distinct features is his cartoonishly long nose.
  • Hate Sink: His role in the series is to serve as "evidence" for Hermit that humans don't have hearts, and he does so by being irredeemably evil, sadistic, manipulative, and fully responsible for robot genocide and poor Hermit's initial broken state.
  • I Lied: His whole spiel about saving machines and how mankind mutually relies on them is all a cover to gain Hermit's sympathy. Simply put, he despises robots to his core.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The military has him and his team imprisoned for building a planet destroyer among other illegal activities.
  • Mad Scientist: He's the ringleader of a whole team of them, dedicating himself to building a Magical Particle Accelerator that could be easily repurposed into a Doomsday Device for a planet of machines, and keeping all the surviving robots on hand as lab rats to satisfy his sadistic cravings.
  • Madness Makeover: After two years of non-stop experimentation on Hermit, his hair becomes dishevelled and he has Perma-Stubble, a reflection of his fractured mental state by the time he's finally arrested.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He tricks the naive Hermit to obtain her full cooperation in a project to create an Ether Accelerator, claiming it would save Planet Hook from its Ether shortage. The truth is he wanted to destroy Planet Hook merely because it was a planet of robots.
  • Mask of Sanity: He takes the cake among his team. While the others still act the same casual way after revealing their true colors, Müller's persona flips from a calm and grandfatherly figure to a cartoonishly cackling madman.
  • Planet Destroyer: He lead a project to build a Doomsday Device in order to destroy a planet inhabited by robots.
  • Predecessor Villain: Hermit's mental trauma, hatred of humans, seclusion on Planet Digitalis, and outright refusal to rejoin the Edens Zero crew are all a direct result of this guy's actions against her.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He celebrates the destruction of Hook with almost childlike glee, and when the military finally captures him, he's dragged away kicking and screaming for them not to touch his "lab rat".
  • Sadist: He gets disgustingly sick enjoyment out of subjecting poor Hermit to Cold-Blooded Torture for two years straight.
  • Sanity Slippage: He proves to have been quite insane from the beginning, but his mental health takes a further nosedive after experimenting on Hermit for two years non-stop simply to amuse himself—something that troubles his most staunch supporters.
  • Sinister Schnoz: His long nose is the first hint that he's up to no good, despite acting friendly.
  • Smug Snake: He wholly believes himself and the human race to be better than robots in every way, and is disgusted by the existence of machines built to imitate his "superior" race.
  • Torture Technician: He put Hermit through hell by dismantling her body for two years straight.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's impossible to talk about him without giving away that he's the main catalyst to Hermit's belief that Humans Are the Real Monsters.

Hook

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A dying planet neighboring Planet Newton, inhabited only by robots that were discarded by humans.

    In General 

Brown Sea

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A confectionary resort planet with an ocean made out of chocolate.

    In General 
  • Level Ate: The planet is covered in an ocean of liquid chocolate, with cloud formations reminiscent of multi-flavored scoops of ice cream.

Mildian

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The Planet of Time, which exists in its own timespace separate from the rest of the universe. Thus, it always appears to be frozen in time from the outside. It is home to the alleged fortune-teller Xiaomei, the only person living there apart from adorable little critters called Picoratta.

    In General 
  • Baby Planet: The planet is fairly tiny, with its curvature visible from the ground, and enough so that the crew supposes that the first building they see on the planet might also be the only one.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The interior of the Temple of Knowledge is featured during Xiaomei's first scene in Chapter 5, but isn't identified as such until Chapter 44.
  • Eldritch Location: The Temple of Knowledge. On the outside, it looks like any stock Chinese temple, but inside is an endless expanse of stars with a floor of water that visitors can sink straight through at Xiaomei's will, leading the seiling of a battle coliseum that they can only exit through Xiaomei's power...by sinking through the floor again and being dropped back into the room above.
  • Land of Dragons: Mildian's landscape is a mish-mash of Chinese and Buddhist iconography.
  • Recurring Element: This is the third series by Hiro Mashima to use the name "Mildian" for a location linked to time in some way. In Rave Master, it was a town of mages dedicated to protecting time, while in Fairy Tail, it is a dead civilization that created time-related spells such as Ultear's Arc of Time and Last Ages, and worshiped a god of time called Chronos.
  • Time Stands Still: Subverted. The crew initially assumes this to be the case when they hear that time doesn't move on the planet, but discover that everything moves normally. In reality, it's a Year Inside, Hour Outside.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Time does not move for the rest of the universe on the surface of the planet, giving outsiders the impression that it's the planet where time doesn't move. Thus, visitors could spend years on the planet and return the exact moment when they came.

    Xiaomei 

Xiaomei

Voiced by: Honoka Inoue

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The Time Oracle, a legendary fortune-teller who is capable of seeing virtually everything past, present, and future, with some peculiar and convenient limitations. She can also see past the wall between fiction and reality, and serves as the self-described narrator of the story.


  • Anime Chinese Girl: She's a cute girl with the standard Chinese name and a Qipao.
  • Blessed with Suck: Defied. She realized how boring being omniscient would be if she knew everything that will ever happen, so she put a limit on her powers so she could only see a Multiple-Choice Future for any battle that hasn't happened yet, thereby giving her something she can enjoy in real time.
  • Character Narrator: Xiaomei is the narrator of the story, but also plays a role within it.
  • Covert Pervert: She gives off a mysterious and dignified aura when giving others her fortunes, but the moment she's about to watch a battle, she turns into an immodest, slobbering pervert who can't contain her arousal.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She always speaks to readers with a polite smile, including while warning the reader about the story's more "sadistic" elements.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: It's immediately shown that she's a barefooter. When meeting her at Mildian's Temple of Knowledge, the first requirement is to remove one's socks and shoes.
  • Dub Name Change: The Japanese version of her title ("Time Oracle") is Tokiyomi, which more accurately means "Time Reader".
  • Feet-First Introduction: In the anime, the first we see of her is a close up shot of her bare feet before she formally introduces herself.
  • Flowers of Femininity: She's a beautiful and feminine fortune teller who wears a lily flower on the right side of her hair.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: She's the only character who speaks directly to the reader within the story. However, she only blatantly addresses the reader when others aren't around, shifting between roles as a narrator and a character within the story when necessary.
  • Genki Girl: She gets very energetic when she's about to watch a battle, to the point where it's practically a fetish for her.
  • Greek Chorus: She comments on the story by directly cluing the reader in to what direction it's heading in.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: She personally met Mother when she received her Time Oracle powers from her, but in exchange, she had to surrender her memory of Mother's whereabouts, which are also blocked from her view of time.
  • Magical Barefooter: She's a mystical fortune teller and is always barefoot.
  • Mood-Swinger: Depending on the situation, she switches back and forth between a dignified oracle and a battle-crazed Genki Girl who gets off on watching people fight on a dime, with the latter completely ruining her mysterious aura for the crew.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: She is rumored to know everything across all of time, but it turns out there are two things she can never know: one is the outcome of any battle that has yet to happen, which she does entirely by choice to keep herself...entertained; and the other is the exact location of Mother, which she forfeited her knowledge of in exchange for her powers in the first place.
  • The Omniscient: She has complete knowledge of anything and everything in the universe, from crushes to the weather to military secrets. However, she turns out to be Not So Omniscient After All when she explains the concept of a Multiple-Choice Future (mainly just in regards to battles), and is completely blind to Mother's whereabouts as the price for her powers.
  • Power at a Price: As compensation for receiving her powers of omniscience from Mother, Xiaomei had to forfeit her memory of Mother's exact whereabouts, along with any rights to knowing it.
  • Qipao: Wears a crimson one with a cherry petal pattern and an exposed back, befitting an Anime Chinese Girl such as herself.
  • Red Baron: She calls herself the "Time Oracle" for her ability to see almost everything and anything across all of time.
  • Sex Is Violence: Zig-Zagged. She gets aroused while watching other people fight, rather than actually doing the fighting herself, as seen when she rambles about "the collision of muscle on muscle" and "blood and sweat flying everywhere" while drooling and trembling with hearts in her eyes. However, she states she gets excited because it's the one thing she can't predict with certainty, not necessarily because of the combat itself.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her Qipao completely exposes her shoulders and travels down to her hips in a V-shape.
  • Stealth Mentor: Rebecca figures out that Xiaomei not only put the crew through specific battles to prepare them for the fights they would have on Sun Jewel, but also set up clues for Rebecca's Ether Gear. Xiaomei also had Homura fight a copy of Valkyrie to give her a chance to talk to Valkyrie one last time, since the real Valkyrie was Dead All Along, and to serve as a warning of what would happen if the crew tried to bring her Back from the Dead.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Her omniscience is something that was given to her by Mother.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Xiaomei's wacky rule where one must go barefoot during a visit to her turned out to foreshadow the Cat Leaper ability Rebecca awakened, which, by default, renders the user barefoot. Rebecca remembers her battle in the Mildian Coliseum and the barefooted kick she gave to her opponent, which leads to her using an Ether Gear version of the same move.
  • Willfully Weak: She placed a restriction on her own powers so she could never know the outcome of a battle, just so she wouldn't get bored knowing every conceivable thing that will happen in the future. As a result, looking ahead to the end of a battle would show her a Multiple-Choice Future with potential consequences depending on who wins or loses.

Sun Jewel

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The Planet of Gemstones, where every kind of metal and mineral in the cosmos can be found in plenty. It is known for its huge social divide where the rich live luxuriously in gilded cities layered over the planet's surface, while the poor work in the labor district directly underneath to mine for the rich.

    In General 
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Sun Jewel is heralded by its own citizens as the safest planet in the cosmos...which Madame Kurenai achieves by using surveillance technology that can pick out any single word anyone says, and can execute them at any time with a Kill Sat that tracks people's every location. Kurenai's police force of Mecha-Mooks and Quirky Miniboss Squad are also capable of using such technology at their own discretion.
  • City of Gold: The Rich Sector is a glamorous metropolis that appears to be made completely out of solid gold.
  • Crapsaccharine World: This glitzy metropolis planet and tourist hot spot is run by a total madwoman who has virtually complete surveillance of the whole planet through her Kill Sat, which can either sentence criminals to immediate public execution or a life of slavery for any offense or act of violence, including self-defense. Meanwhile, all the metal that the rich sector thrives on comes from ferocious Rock Monsters that its laborers are forced to fight, and can kill the most capable of warriors in large enough numbers.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The laws of the planet hinge entirely around this. It's bad enough that crimes such as armed robbery result in immediate execution via Kill Sat, but any form of violence—including defending against such crimes—results in getting branded as "sub-criminals" and given a one-way ticket to the Labor District, as would just about any other offense like petty thievery.
  • Kill Sat: Sun Jewel is orbited by Satellite Blaze—or Oculus Kurenai, as Madame Kurenai calls it—a satellite with a Giant Eye of Doom that can track anyone's location on the planet and completely vaporize them, leaving nothing but a deep red stain behind. It can also be used to instantly transport people to different locations.
  • Layered Metropolis: The Poor Sector and Labor District are built on the surface of the planet, while the Rich Sector built directly on top of it with an Artificial Outdoors Display on its underside.
  • Morton's Fork: Whenever people are sent to the labor district, they do so with the promise of being freed after fulfilling a certain quota, or else suffer the wrath of Madame Kurenai and her men. What they aren't told is that the moment their collars hit zero, they automatically reset to whatever number their quota was so they can keep filling Kurenai's wallet, making their situation no different from life imprisonment.

Government

    Madame Kurenai (Unmarked Spoilers

Madame Kurenai (Kurenai Kōgetsu)

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The highest authority and overseer of Sun Jewel, as well as Homura's mother. Once enslaved at the planet's labor district after abandoning her daughter and falling into insurmountable debt at the casinos, she rose to power by taking advantage of Valkyrie's kindness to start anew. She is willing to use every resource and weapon at her disposal in the name of filling her bottomless wallet.


  • Arc Villain: She is the main antagonist of the Sun Jewel Arc, as the one in charge of the planet and everything that goes wrong there, including why Valkyrie left Homura in the first place, and why Valkyrie is dead.
  • The Baroness: At one point, she's found letting off steam by walking a naked, masked man on a leash—presumably the same man whose face she'd burned off for touching hers.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: She doesn't look any worse for wear throuhgout her battle with Shiki from her Humongous Mecha, save for some slightly disheveled hair, cold sweat, and patches of filth here and there. Then subverted when Cedric cracks her in the face with a bat, breaking her nose and causing blood to run down her face.
  • Big "NO!": Screams this when she's captured by a few of her former slaves after her defeat, lead by the one she disfigured, no less.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's a beloved public icon on Sun Jewel, but when in private, she shows her true colors as a deranged, greedy, sadistic woman. How much of "sheep" facade was true when she was younger is more ambiguous, as she gave off the impression of a pitiful and humble woman who desperately wanted to reunite with her daughter.
  • Black Widow: How she rose to power in the first place: she legally married the original ruler, Baron Mordo, and then killed him to take his place.
  • The Caligula: A total madwoman who is also the most influential person on the planet, inflicting grevious harm on workers and criminals to satisfy her own twisted desires for wealth and human suffering.
  • Collared by Fashion: Wears a fanciful collar with a decorative butterfly on the center.
  • Crocodile Tears: She cried in front of Valkyrie to make her promise to return to her family in exchange of being freed from slavery all the more convincing when she actually never had the intention of keeping her part of the deal. She also tries this in front of Homura to get her sympathy; her daughter isn't nearly as convinced.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The extreme laws on Sun Jewel are reflected perfectly through Kurenai herself, who disfigures an interviewee simply for touching her face without permission, and decides to completely wipe out the entire labor district—her primary source of income—when it ceases to be lucrative on account of her prisoners working themselves to exhaustion.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: In an attempt to gain leniency from Homura, Kurenai lies through her teeth that she never stopped thinking about her for a moment, but when Homura shows her the gift Kurenai gave her years ago in the one act of motherly love she ever gave her daughter, Kurenai fails to recognize it. It's at this moment that Homura realizes she means nothing to her mother, and decides to share that sentiment with her.
  • Dub Name Change: Zig-Zagged. Her moniker in Japanese is Kurenai Fujin, which translates to "Crimson Lady". Kodansha's translation only partially changes the name to "Madame Kurenai".
  • Evil Gloating: She continues to gloat over tricking Valkyrie years after the fact, especially since Valkyrie sacrificed her own freedom under the impression that Kurenai would reunite with her daughter, Homura, as if Kurenai actually cared about her.
  • Evil Matriarch: On top of being an evil slave driver who rejoices in inflicting pain to others for little to no reason, she also turns out to be the mother of Homura, one of the main heroes of the series.
  • Evil Overlord: She's the tyrannical ruler of the casino planet Sun Jewel. She makes the citizens worship her like a goddess and sends the people who engage in violence, including in self-defense, to the labor district so they mine valuable ore for her. When her slaves start a rebellion against her, her answer is to Nuke 'em with her Kill Sat.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: She is the viper to Valkyrie's farmer. Upon finding Kurenai practically drowning in debt, Valkyrie decided to take her place in the labor district so she could escape the planet undetected and finally return to her daughter. Rather than take up that offer, Kurenai crawled to the top of Sun Jewel's hierarchy to become the then-current baron's wife, assassinated him to take his place, and unleashed a swarm of deadly Stones onto the labor district for the workers to slay and make herself even richer, resulting in Valkyrie sacrificing herself to save the workers.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Implied following her battle with Shiki, when she's beaten and captured by a gang of thugs—led by someone whose life she personally and gleefully ruined by disfiguring his face, no less—to be turned into a Human Pet at best and a Sex Slave at worst.
  • The Gambling Addict: When she first came to Sun Jewel with dreams of striking it rich, she wound up amassing a debt of over 44 million metals at the casinos. If that weren't enough, she never truly learns from this lesson when Valkyrie gave her an easy escape, as she tries to swindle Drakken Joe out of all of his money over the Edens Zero.
  • Given Name Reveal: "Madame Kurenai" is just a thin alias. Her true name is Kurenai Kōgetsu; hearing it for the first time is what leads to Homura's realization that Madame Kurenai is her mother.
  • A God Am I: She has a severe enough god complex to call the planet's satellite-induced executions a form of "divine retribution", and has an army of Mecha-Mooks designed in the style of angelic soldiers. As Drakken Joe gladly says to her face, however, she's anything but divine.
  • Greed: Her defining characteristic. As far as she's concerned, it doesn't matter who dies or what gets destroyed as long as she makes a profit in the process.
  • Hate Sink: She's a sadistic woman who takes pleasure in punishing people as she does to a poor model whom she had summoned for an interview just because he touched her without permission. Moreover, she abandoned her daughter for money without a second thought, and she betrayed Valkyrie to her death to free herself from slavery, all while gloating about it well into the present day.
  • Hates Being Touched: More accurately, she hates being touched without consent. The man who mistakes her for a High-Class Call Girl learns this the hard way when she burns his face in return.
  • Insistent Terminology: She doesn't simply pass "judgment" on criminals when vaporizing them with her Kill Sat; in her lingo, it's "divine retribution".
  • It's All About Me: She cares for no one but herself, and she uses any charity she's given to further own aims. This includes her family, as she more than willingly abandoned Homura at a young age with no intention of going back for her.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Sun Jewel's original ruler treated her as little more than a slave like the rest of the labor district's prisoners, especially the women. When the opportunity arose to take power from him, she eagerly took it by marrying and then killing him. Sadly for the planet, this is little comfort as she turns out to be more vile and insane than he ever was.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: She dresses as a traditional Japanese noblewoman. This makes sense as she came from Oedo, same as Homura.
  • Lack of Empathy: She freely rampages through the rich sector of Sun Jewel in her Humongous Mecha, cackling about how much fun she's having rather than paying any mind to any civilians fleeing for dear life.
  • Lady of War: She gives off the aura of a Yamato Nadeshiko, but wears powered gauntlets prepped to defend herself or inflict torture on unsuspecting victims at any moment, and openly faces Shiki in combat when he threatens to beat the crap out of her.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After Kurenai's been defeated and thrown out of power, Homura allows her to live, as she wants her out of her life. She then she has the bad luck of coming across Cedric, a man she previously disfigured, who hits her in the face with a bat, spoiling her good looks. Then, he and his buddies tell her that they will keep her as their pet. For bonus points, Cedric outright calls her fate "karmic retribution".
  • Mask of Sanity: Under normal circumstances, she gives off the impression of a perfectly composed Yamato Nadeshiko. Beneath that mask, however, is a deeply disturbed woman with sadomasochistic tendencies and a severe god complex.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kurenai" is Japanese for "crimson", and she has a certain fondness of turning people that color, whether it's vaporizing them and leaving a deep red stain on the floor, or just straight-up burning their flesh.
  • Never My Fault: She's completely detached to the suffering of those she sends to the labor district, declaring she's done absolutely nothing to earn their hatred.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: She's extremely opportunistic when it comes to getting her hands on something another villain wants. Case in point, when Drakken Joe offers a modest cut of 30% of the profits for her help finding the Edens Zero with her Kill Sat, she accepts the deal with the full intent of double-crossing him, saying she never accepts less than 100%. Unfortunately for her, Drakken proves to have anticipated this and just steals the satellite outright.
  • Oh, Crap!: Expresses this multiple times throughout her Villainous Breakdown: one for when Shiki uses her own missile to aid in destroying her Humongous Mecha; one for the nasty Death Glare he gives her immediately afterward; one for when she thinks Homura is about to kill her for her crimes; one for when Homura gives her own Death Glare as she tells her to stay out of her life; and finally, one for when she runs into the man whose face she disfigured, who tells her she's about to become a Human Pet for him and his new cronies.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: In her own words, Valkyrie didn't "save" her from the labor district; Kurenai simply saw an opportunity to escape and "allowed her to be useful".
  • Parental Neglect: She abandoned her family to strike it rich, leaving her only child to believe she left to provide money for them.
  • Power Fist: She wears a gauntlet on her hand that can emit enough power to scar a person's face and perform a Punch Catch on a furious Shiki, who'd otherwise send her flying.
  • Rags to Riches: She came from a poor village and wound up in huge debt to Sun Jewel's original ruler, Baron Mordo, leading her to be treated as little more than a slave. Within two years, however, she took advantage of Valkyrie's kindness to break free, weaseling up her way up to become the Baron's wife and killing him, becoming the undisputed richest and most influential person on the planet.
  • Real Name as an Alias: Her actual given name is "Kurenai", which means "crimson". This is somewhat Lost in Translation, as the alias "Madame Kurenai" is Kurenai Fujin in Japanese, meaning "Crimson Lady". So when people refer to her by her alias, it's just a phrase to them with no significant meaning until it's discovered Homura's mother is named Kurenai and was living on Sun Jewel when Valkyrie found her.
  • Red Baron: In Japanese, she is known on Sun Jewel as Kurenai Fujin (紅婦人), which means "Crimson Lady".
  • Rich Bitch: She ruins the lives of people on the planet who defy her by forcing them to spend their lives mining valuable ore for her.
  • Sadist: It doesn't get any more evident than when she gleefully disfigures a model's face because he touched her without her consent. His pleas for her not to do it because he makes a living off of his face only make her want to do it more.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Mocks Shiki for being one of many "brats" that sully the universe with "delusions" like Androids Are People, Too. Shiki fires back that he doesn't see an adult like her making life any better for others.
  • Spared, but Not Forgiven: When called to determine Kurenai's fate, Homura doesn't feel enough emotional attachment to her mother to hate her or forgive her for the evil she's committed, and thus lets her walk away under the condition that Kurenai must never set foot in her life again. Kurenai mistakes this for weakness or mercy as she flees before she finds herself confronted by those that do have grounds to seek revenge on her.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Upon rising to power, she unleashes an entire horde of Stones onto the labor district to test their usefulness, which would have completely devastated the entire sector had Valkyrie not intervened. Then, once the district's productivity has been completely run into the ground, she decides to raze the entire sector with her Kill Sat. Her Villainous Breakdown also prompts her to hop into her Humongous Mecha to fight Shiki, whom she was perfectly capable of fighting one-on-one.
  • The Usurper: She married the former ruler of Sun Jewel and then murdered him to take control over the planet.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The people of the rich sector revere her as a divine being, but she's nothing more than a sadistic woman who takes pleasure in punishing people for petty crimes.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Once her fate is left entirely in Homura's hands, Kurenai puts on the act of a loving mother in order to persuade her daughter to spare her, not long after gloating to Shiki about how Homura means nothing to her. When Homura sees right through her lies and appears poised to kill her, Kurenai looks as if she's about to crap her kimono as she desperately pleads for her life. When Homura instead lets her go, Kurenai goes back to cackling over how stupid her daughter is, only to veer straight back into helpless pleading when she runs into Cedric, who has his own bone to pick with her.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Her high and mighty attitude gradually crumbles after Shiki comes crashing through her window to drag her back to Homura. First, she loses her cool when Drakken Joe makes off with her Kill Sat, leaving her unable to carry out her Evil Plan as easily as she wants. Then, she grows increasingly frustrated by Shiki's stubborn refusal to die when she's fighting him in her Knight Gear. Once Shiki totals her mech, she becomes a panicked, quivering wreck who tries whatever she can to weasel her way out of punishment. This blows up in her face, and she's last seen screaming in terror as she's left at the mercy of a man who is all to happy to take revenge against her for ruining his life.

Kurenai Dragoon

Madame Kurenai's personal Knight Gear mech and secret weapon.


  • Acrofatic: It looks extremely bulky and stout for a Humongous Mecha, yet it's also extremely agile and nimble, and quite capable of keeping up with Shiki until he disables its thrusters.
  • Anti-Magic: The Kurenai Dragoon has an Ether coating that nullifies all Ether-based effects, making it impossible for Shiki to change its weight, and making his Gravity Fist about as effective as any normal punch on metal. Shiki only manages to make a dent in the armor by shutting off his Ether Gear the moment his Gravity Fist connects, busting up his hand in the process.
  • Dub Name Change: Zig-Zagged like Madame Kurenai itself. Its name in Japanese is Kurenai Tekki, which translates to "Crimson Iron Horseman" (an accurate definition of a dragoon), yet Kodansha leaves the "Kurenai" part untouched.
  • Eye Beams: It can fire lasers from its eyes, and they have the added effect of creating delayed explosions around any area they touch.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Double Subverted. When Shiki tries using her own Homing Projectile against her, Madame Kurenai gloats that her Knight Gear is sturdy enough to withstand its own attacks, showing that there was some foresight put into avoiding this situation. Instead, Shiki converts the missile's kinetic energy into gravity powerful enough to completely crush the mech.
  • Humongous Mecha: It's a Knight Gear, which is this by default. It's significantly larger and bulkier than Sibir's Knight Gear, and sturdy enough to withstand Shiki's Ether Gear without a scratch thanks to its Ether coating.
  • Roboteching: Its Queen Nova missile sharply changes trajectory to follow Shiki around no matter what direction he flies in.
  • Secret Weapon: It's Madame Kurenai's most powerful weapon after Satellite Blaze, though its existence isn't revealed until after Drakken Joe takes the satellite for himself.
  • Super-Persistent Missile: The Queen Nova, a homing missile that follows its target and will never stop until it connects. Not even buildings are able to slow it down when Shiki tries luring it into a wall.

    Ward 

Ward

Madame Kurenai's personal attendant.


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

Zaiten Three

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

    Garrot 

"Benzaiten" Garrot

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The Scourge of Heaven, and warden of Sun Jewel's labor district. He's armed with a paralyzing whip that can move wherever he wants.


  • Asshole Victim: His "affection" for Valkyrie is brought to such a sickening level that he goes unmourned when Homura uses Valkyrie's sword to impale him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Despite knowing how dangerous Ether Gear users can be, he actively torments Homura with his brutal displays of disrespect towards Valkyrie while she's paralyzed. When Homura retaliates with her Odin Strike, however, he has the skill to carve his way through it and hogtie her. Unfortunately, he fails to anticipate Valkyrie's sword that Homura knocked into the air until it's too late.
  • Cool Mask: He wears thin metal braces on the upper half of his face.
  • Death by Looking Up: By the time he realizes that Homura's attack knocked Valkyrie's sword into the sky, he just barely has time to look up and see the blade bearing down on him before it stabs him through the chest point-first. He's barely alive afterwards, but unable to move.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Garrot's affection for the dead Robot Girl Valkyrie has shades of necrophilia, emphasized by the way he licks her face, which looks partially decayed with an exposed eye socket.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He is irritable to a fault, which leads him to take his frustrations out on his prisoners.
  • Hate Sink: He proves to be one of the series' most despicable characters through his sickening disrespect of Valkyrie, which he shows by licking the face of her remains and decapitating her in front of a helpless Homura.
  • Jerkass: Compared to Nino, a bona fide Nice Guy and Punch-Clock Villain, and Baku, who is Affably Evil and capable of Villainous Friendship, Garrot is the most cruel, sadistic, and depraved of his team.
  • Kick the Dog: He's introduced kicking a miner who had gotten sick working and needed to rest. Likewise, he repeatedly whips Homura after numbing her legs, showing no interest in Shiki because he's more interested in hurting women. Worst of all, he forces Homura to watch while he licks the dead Valkyrie's face and whips her head so hard that it pops off.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He is implied to fetishize Valkyrie on a regular basis, so he fittingly gets his comeuppance when Homura gets him Impaled with Extreme Prejudice via Valkyrie's sword.
  • Lecherous Licking: He licks his lips when calling Valkyrie a "fine woman". This takes on a much more depraved light when it's revealed Valkyrie is dead, and he licks her partially decayed face in front of an utterly disgusted Homura.
  • Made of Iron: Despite his rather scrawny appearance, he rebounds very quickly after Shiki gives him a face-full of Gravity Fist and "drops" him headfirst from the floor to the ceiling. He does, however, nurse his bruise and complain about how much it hurts after the fact.
  • The Paralyzer: His whip is filled with paralyzants that numb whatever part of its victims' bodies it touches. Some of these paralyzants also come with a delayed effect, which Homura discovers when she's about to come out of her Heroic BSoD and find she can't move.
  • Punny Name:
    • His name is meant to be read like "Garret", but it's written as the alternative spelling of "garrote", a rope used to strangle people.
    • The nickname "Benzaiten" is shared with a Buddhist deity, but it's written here in a way that means "Scourge of Heaven", or more accurately, "Whip Sin Deva".
  • Robosexuals Are Creeps: In no way is his attraction towards Valkyrie portrayed in a respectful light. Doubly so when it's revealed that he gets off on her despite her being dead.
  • Sadist: He claims to get off on harming others, beautiful women in particular, and can barely contain his excitement towards "breaking" Homura when he finds out she's Madame Kurenai's daughter.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name in Japanese would normally translate to "Garret", but Kodansha opted for the Punny Name "Garrot".
  • Tattooed Crook: He's a morally bankrupt prison warden with tattoos on his arms and face.
  • Uncertain Doom: While he's apparently still just barely alive after getting stabbed through the chest, he's neither seen nor mentioned again afterward.
  • Wardens Are Evil: He is in charge of the labor district where "criminals" are sent, usually for minor crimes or self-defense, and mercilessly punishes them all when just one of them stands out of line or fails to keep up the pace. This doesn't sit well with his comrades, who frown upon him wasting Madame Kurenai's property.
  • Whip It Good: His Weapon of Choice is a paralyzing whip that can move wherever he wants it to.
  • Xanatos Gambit: He pulls one when he sends Shiki and Homura to the nest of the dangerous Black Rock. If they die, he gets his revenge, but if they're able to kill the as-of-then undefeated monster by some miracle, it would result in a huge payload of metal for Madame Kurenai, meaning it's his win no matter what the outcome.

    Nino 

"Kenzaiten" Nino

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The "Fist of Heaven", who uses a form of Ether Gear called Soul Arm to create giant fists of solid Ether. He's also a famous B-Cuber who covers anime and otaku-related news.


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

    Baku 

"Fuzaiten" Baku

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The "Ax of Heaven", an axe-wielding lion alien who boasts incredible speed.


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

Valkyrie's Army

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

    Paul 

Paul

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


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

Oedo

Homura's home planet. Its people form an archaic Yamato-style civilization with next to no modern technology.

    In General 
  • Feudal Future: The entire planet takes after feudal Japan, with the same degree of technology, while most of the known cosmos is already deep in the space age. The planet also happens to be in a constant state of war during Homura's childhood.
  • Just a Machine: While this isn't a universally-held belief on Oedo, several natives have openly expressed opinions towards robots that are generally unflattering at best and downright dehumanizing at worst: a group of Gossipy Hens is openly wary of Valkyrie due to her rough and violent nature, and the notion that she is a living person is dismissed by a group of teenage boys who see her as some kind of "love doll".
  • Meaningful Name: The planet's name is directly taken from the Japanese phrase Ōedo, which relates to the Edo period of Japanese history, and is precisely what the planet's entire culture is modeled after.

    Kenta 

Kenta

A boy from Homura's hometown, and son of a local official.


  • Jerkass: He sees Valkyrie as little more than a sexual object, and tries getting Homura to apologize for hitting him over it under threat of branding.
  • Karma Houdini: After making such a huge fuss about it to his father, it's assumed he got off with little more than a tiny bruise to the face from Homura for insulting Valkyrie.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: He takes Homura to the Court of Justice for a smack to the face that only needs a tiny bandage.
  • Never My Fault: Feels no need to apologize for talking about Valkyrie's sex appeal without respect for her as a person with a heart.
  • Robosexuals Are Creeps: His attraction to Valkyrie as some kind of "love doll" is profoundly insulting to Homura, and the main reason why Homura punches him.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Since his father is a town official, he feels he has free reign to make Homura apologize for beating him up over insulting her mentor, and tries to get her branded for being a machine's "daughter" when she refuses.
  • Spoiled Brat: His father admits that he was never strict with him, which is why he ended up flaunting his father's influence.

    Kenta's Father 

Kenta's Father

A magistrate from Homura's home village.


  • Face of a Thug: Although he has a stern grimace, he is very polite and civilized towards Valkyrie, and cracks a joke at his own expense.
  • No Name Given: He's only known as "Honorable Magistrate".
  • Parents as People: He admits that he's to blame for Kenta's bad attitude, feeling he spoiled his son too much. Despite this, he dearly loves Kenta.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He does his best to resolve Homura and Kenta's fight as peacefully as possible, labeling it as nothing more than a quarrel between children. He's also far less bigoted towards Valkyrie than most of the people on his planet, enough to speak to her on the same terms as a person rather than a machine.
  • Thicker Than Water: A firm believer of this, saying he's still able to love his son despite his bad attitude because they're family. This attitude encourages Valkyrie to find Homura's biological mother, which ends very poorly when she turns out to be an Evil Matriarch.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His speech to Valkyrie about the value of blood relations causes her to feel unfit to look after Homura, leading her to search for Homura's real mother, which ends with her predicament on Sun Jewel.

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