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    Coud "Cou" Van Giruet 
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Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Kristian Ayre (English), Naozumi Takahashi (Drama CD)

A young member of the Red Lynx sky pirates. He finds Ren in a coffin and becomes her Pledger, someone who bonds with a Edel Raid and he promises her that he will be the one to escort her to Edel Garden.


  • Accidental Pervert: He has a few of these moments, such as when he bursts into the girl's bathroom to save Ren from drowning and ends up falling on top of a naked Cisqua.
  • Always Save the Girl: His main priority is to protect Ren at all costs.
  • Bodyguard Crush: He assigns himself as Ren's personal bodyguard in her journey to Edel Garden, although it's more of an excuse to hang around the girl he likes.
  • The Champion: Everything Cou does is for the sake of protecting Ren and taking her to Edel Garden safely.
  • Cooldown Hug: In the final volume, he undoes his reaction with Ren to give her a hug and stop her Roaring Rampage of Revenge over what the people of Edel Garden did to poor Cia.
  • Declaration of Protection: He promises to protect Ren many times.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: At the beginning of the story, Cou admits he never had anything specific he wanted to do. By meeting Ren, he instantly decided his goal is protecting her. At the end of the manga, he talks to Ren about how his journey together with her helped him find his own dream of forming his own crew of sky pirates with all the True Companions they gained.
  • Disney Death: In the final episodes of the anime, Cou is killed during the battle against the three leaders of Chaos Choir. Soon enough, Eve uses the last of her strength to revive Cou.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He can be very easily Lured into a Trap by cute girls in Playboy Bunny costumes.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He's an infamously terrible pilot and driver and frightens everyone whenever he has to control any sort of mechanized vehicle. He improves later, at least to the point of not crashing as often.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: From the moment he meets Ren, he immediately wants to dedicate himself to protecting her and helping her journey to Edel Garden. This is because he has never interacted with girls before and thinks it's his duty as a man to take care of cute girls like Ren.
  • Everyone Can See It: His crush on Ren isn't subtle at all. His friends had noticed long before he admitted it.
  • Happily Adopted: He was found and adopted by the Boss of the Red Lynx sky pirates, which he greatly appreciates.
  • Has a Type: He prefers docile and gentle girls who need his protection like Ren.
  • The Hero
  • Hot-Blooded: Somewhat.
  • The Illegal: He's forced to become an illegal immigrant after the group travels to another continent and Cou is the only one who doesn't have an ID.
  • Love at First Sight: The moment he first sees Ren, Cou thinks she's very cute and immediately wants to protect her.
  • Love Confessor:
    • In Chapter 62, Cou admits to Cisqua, Rowen and Kuea that he is in love with Ren. None of them is surprised.
    • In Episode 20 of the anime, Viro makes him tell her he is in love with Ren so she can have some closure on her unrequited love for him. Unbeknownst to both of them, Ren was hiding nearby to hear it.
  • Love You and Everybody: Cou never actually confesses to Ren that he is in love with her in the manga. The closest he gets is telling her that when he starts his own sky pirate crew, he hopes she will be together with him... the same goes for all the friends they met during their journey.
  • Magic Contract Romance: Ren chooses him as her Pledger so she transforms into a weapon for him to fight with. Cou always thinks of Ren as a normal girl instead of a weapon and this leads to them falling in love.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Since Edel Raids have a longer lifespan than humans, Ren will surely outlive him.
  • Nice Guy: He's a good and kind-hearted guy always ready to help those in need.
  • Parental Abandonment: He never knew his parents.
  • Raised by Dudes: Since he was raised in a male-only environment with his sky pirate gang, Cou is often embarrassed and naive when it comes to dealing with girls.
  • Red Is Heroic: He's The Hero and the clothes he wears are primarily red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Ren's blue.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Rowen's Sensitive Guy.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: He gets flustered and denies it when he's asked if Ren is his girlfriend, even though he clearly wants that to be true.
  • Shonen Hair: He has the spiky hair typical of a shonen lead.
  • Sky Pirate: He was raised as a member of a pirate crew that travels through the sky with airships instead of the ocean.
  • Street Urchin: Before he was taken in by the Red Lynx, he was an orphan living on the streets and needed to steal food in order to survive.
  • Uncertain Doom: In the final chapter of the manga, Cou disappears after he and Ren fail to escape Edel Garden before it collapses. Later on, Cisqua receives a video from Vargret that shows what appears to be Cou wielding Ren.
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    Reverie "Ren" Metherlence 
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Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (Japanese), Brenna O'Brien (English), Houko Kuwashima (Drama CD)

An Edel Raid found by Cou in a coffin that was picked up as loot in a raid of the Red Lynx sky pirates. Ren is one of the Seven Glittering Jewels (or Shichikouhouju), an Edel Raid line said to be the strongest. She and Cou become partners after she reacts to him. Her goal is to go to the Edel Garden. She recharges her powers by sleeping, which happens fairly often. Her elemental gelade is on her hair above her forehead. Her elemental power is wind. Her weapon form is a giant sword on Cou's right arm.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: The Edel Raids of her hometown ostracized her for being a Shichikouhouju, which they viewed as an ill omen because of how many people seek her power. The children followed the example of their parents and bullied Ren mercilessly. The only one who treated her kindly was her Cool Big Sis Cia.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: When Cou finds her in a coffin, the first thing he does is to think how cute her sleeping face is (although he initially mistook her for a doll).
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • She chooses Cou as her Pledger because he was the first human she ever met who treated her with kindness instead of seeking to use or seal her.
    • When she was a child, she grew attached to Cia because she was the only Edel Raid in their village who treated Ren kindly regardless of her status as a Shichikouhouju.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Because of how demure and silent she normally is, seeing her going into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge after she's forced to kill Cia is scary.
  • BFS: Her weapon form is a giant sword.
  • Blow You Away: As an Edel Raid with wind attribute, she commands the element of wind, both offensively and defensively.
  • Brutal Honesty: She has a habit of telling people whatever she thinks of them very bluntly.
  • The Chick: She's the demure and feminine girl in the group who constantly has to be protected by her teammates and although she can turn into a weapon, she can't fight directly so she has to take a supportive role for the team.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In the anime, she gives Cou the cold shoulder when she sees him getting along with Viro.
  • The Comically Serious: She keeps her deadpan expression even in the most comical and absurd situations.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's frequently rendered helpless and/or kidnapped and needs Cou to rescue her.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In the beginning of the show she's an Emotionless Girl who hates Coud because he's a human, but later she starts falling in love with him and warms up.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She can't stand the taste of sweet food.
  • Emotionless Girl: At the start of the series, she's extremely cold and doesn't display any strong emotion which makes her come off as mysterious and unsettling. She later starts to show more emotions thanks to Cou.
  • Equippable Ally: She's an Edel Raid, girls who can bind their soul with their Pledger and turn into a weapon.
  • First Girl Wins: From the moment she meets Cou in the first chapter/episode, them eventually becoming the Official Couple is set in stone.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: She spent 500 years in a forced slumber. She doesn't know about a lot of things in the modern world and freaks out when she discovers she's in an airship above the clouds right after waking up.
  • Girl in a Box: She makes her debut in the series when she's found by Cou in a dusty coffin-like box that the Red Lynx sky pirates stole in one of their routine raids.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: In the anime, she comes to realize her feelings with Cou after Viro joins the group and Ren finds herself afraid that she might steal Cou away.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Ren eventually comes to feel very guilty over how many times Cou has nearly gotten hurt and almost killed because of being her Pledger. It even goes to the point she wants to break their contract so Cou can be safe.
  • It Was a Gift: When she was a child, she wore a hood over her head to hide her elemental gelade until her Cool Big Sis Cia gave her a hair ribbon because it was "cuter". Ren treasures it because of this.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Towards the end of the manga, Ren and Cou have to kill Cia, Ren's dear older sister figure, who was driven mad by the experiments and abuse of her human husband Keith. This almost pushes Ren over the Despair Event Horizon until Cou talks back to her senses.
  • Last of Her Kind: She's the last direct descendant of the Metherlence bloodline and the last known Shichikouhouju.
  • Light 'em Up: Isolate Luminous, a technique that uses light to blind the enemy.
  • Love Informant: When she was a child, she casually told Keith that Cia liked him and didn't understand why Cia was so embarrassed about it.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Her status as the Shichikouhouju makes her a valuable weapon sought after by many.
  • Magic Contract Romance: Ren is part of a race of magical girls with the ability to turn into weapons. She falls in love with Cou, the Pledger who wields her.
  • Magical Girlfriend: A beautiful young girl who can turn into a legendary weapon and was waken up from her long sleep by Cou. She then changes his life forever by forming a contract with him and has him accompany her in her journey to the Edel Garden.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Ren will surely outlive Cou because of her longer lifespan as an Edel Raid.
  • Moses in the Bulrushes: A man brought her to the Arc Voure village of Edel Raids when she was a baby and Griina raised her at the man's dying request.
  • Mystical Waif: She's a Shichikouhouju, one of the most powerful and legendary Edel Raids. Of course this means that everyone wants their hands on her. She's frequently rendered helpless and constantly protected by the main character. Personality-wise, she fits the mysterious and distant part.
  • Never Bareheaded: In order to hide the elemental gelade on her hair above her forehead, Ren wears a ribbon around her head and she very rarely takes it off, to the point of keeping it on when taking a bath.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: When she was a child, she got into an argument with her caretaker Griina and ran away from their home. Ren doesn't meet Griina again until she's giving out her last breath. Afterwards, Ren admits to Cou that she would have liked to apologize to Griina and make up with her.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: When she gets tired, she falls asleep on Cou's back or anywhere she drops even in the middle of a snowstorm.
  • Phlebotinum Girl: Female love interest with non-human origins and special powers that make other characters seek to possess her, which initially depresses her and makes her detest humans. She's also physically frail and frequently weakened by the use of her abilities.
  • Picky Eater: She has hated to eat carrots and onions ever since she was a child. Her caretaker Griina tried to force her to eat them by cooking nothing but carrots and onions every day.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite being so quiet and passive at first glance, Ren is surprisingly brave and strong-willed about her goal to reach Edel Garden.
  • Protectorate: Coud is determined to protect Ren, no matter what it takes.
  • The Quiet One: She isn't the most talkative person around.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her long hair reaches down to about her hips.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Cou's red.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Blue-haired, pale-skinned Emotionless Girl who isn't really human, serves as the love interest of the protagonist and possesses very rare powers. As expected of the archetype, she eventually reveals a Sugar-and-Ice Personality as she opens up to the protagonist. Even her In-Series Nickname Ren sounds similar to Rei.
  • Rip Van Winkle: She was put in a deep slumber 500 years prior to the start of the series. She woke up when Cou opened the coffin she was sleeping in.
  • Samaritan Relationship Starter: She at first hates Cou as she does with any other human, but after he defends her when Cisqua tries to buy her from the pirates and then protects her from some kidnappers, she begins to think he's not a bad person and reacts to him.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Because of her immense power, she was sealed inside a coffin for 500 years until Cou unintentionally released her.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Demure and quiet, as expected from a blue-haired girl.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Cou wins Ren's heart because he's a kind-hearted and protective guy who truly cares about her as a person, not a mere weapon.
  • Sleepyhead: Justified. She recharges her powers by sleeping, so she spends most of her time nodding off.
  • Some Call Me "Tim": Her full name is Reverie Metherlence, she prefers to be simply called Ren because she hates long names.
  • The Stoic: She has the same cold, melancholic look in her face nearly all the time.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Ren is very kind-hearted and gentle girl, but she's also very cold and reserved to anyone she has just met because of her distrust towards humans. It's hard for her to show her warmer side to anyone but Cou.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The Wife. Ren is the most gentle, reserved and sensible of the main female trio.
  • Through His Stomach: She learns to bake cookies even though she hates sweet food because she wants Cou to eat them.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Starts out as an Emotionless Girl, but begins to show more emotion as the series goes on. By the end of the anime, she's much more expressive and smiles a lot.
  • Town Girls: The Femme. Ren is the most feminine, well-dressed and frail of the three main girls.
  • Tragic Bigot: Ren initially hates and distrusts humans except for Cou because the first humans she ever saw tried to kidnap her and other Edel Raids from her village.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her hair, head ribbon and clothes are all blue. She's also the most delicate and traditionally feminine girl in the main cast.
  • Uncertain Doom: In the final chapter of the manga, Ren apparently falls to her death after confessing her love for Cou and letting go of his hand. Some time later, Vargret sends Cisqua a video that implies Ren is still alive and together with Cou.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Despite Griina giving her a warning, Ren goes to Edel Garden to meet with her big sister figure Cia who went to live there with her human husband. Ren didn't know Cia was turned into a murderously insane Living Weapon by the experiments of her husband. When Ren finds Cia in her prison and awakes her from her sleep, Cia goes into a murder spree and also tries to kill Ren and Cou to absorb their power. Cou and Ren are forced to kill Cia to put an end to her rampage.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light blue hair.

    Cisqua 
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Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Japanese), Alexandra Carter (English), Ikue Otani (Drama CD)

The energetic and upbeat leader of one of Arc Aile's Edel Raid Complete Protection Association squads consisting of Rowen and Kuea. She is honest and passionate about her work, but only because of her desire to be promoted and her love for money. She is not an Edel Raid Pledger, but she is well versed in martial arts and gunmanship.


  • Action Girl
  • A-Cup Angst: Don't mention her cup size to her face...
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: She takes great offense when Cou and Ronburet state seeing her undressed makes no difference to them.
  • Badass Adorable: She looks like a cute young girl, yet she can kick your ass with her firearms and missiles.
  • Badass Normal: She's an ordinary human girl without an Edel Raid partner. It's still a terrible idea to mess with her because an Edel Raid could be less destructive than her guns and missiles.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Underneath her uniform coat, she wears a midriff-baring top.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Short hair for a tomboyish and destructive gunwoman.
  • Contralto of Danger: In the anime, her voice gets lower when she gets angry or malicious.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's affable and smiling adorably most of the time, but she also flies into a crazy, violent rage at the drop of a hat.
  • Expy: Her design was inspired by BB Hood Video Game/Darkstalkers, a character the author helped design.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has auburn hair and the most explosive temper out of anyone in the series.
  • The Gunslinger: In battle, she primarily uses firearms.
  • Hammerspace: She carries a hell of a lot of weapons under her cape. The author implies that Cisqua has access to possibly infinite amount of space in her cape and hat.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: While a main character, Cisqua threatens, tries to mug innocent people, steals, gambles and blasts people away with firearms, all which is used for comedy.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's the one to get the most heated up in a fight.
  • Hypocritical Humor: A lot of her comedic moments are her chastising immoral actions like stealing, mugging and gambling before or after she eagerly engages in those exact activities herself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's very selfish, short-tempered and vicious to the point of psychotic at times. She's also a reliable and protective friend to her companions.
  • The Lancer: Her amoral, self-serving and overly violent personality directly contrasts The Hero Cou.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's short, but she's the strongest non-Pledger fighter around.
  • Money Fetish: There's nothing that brings her more joy than money.
  • More Dakka: She's armed with tons of artillery, including missile launchers and machine guns, and usually relies on ridiculous rapid-fire to fight.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless
  • The Napoleon: She's the shortest member of the team and the most prone to engage in comedic violence.
  • Nice Hat: Her mushroom-shaped hat.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's sixteen, but looks around twelve.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She's mortified when Cou accidentally falls over her in the hot springs and when she ends up in her underwear in the fight against Ronburet. She proclaims in tears that only person she wanted to see her undressed is the lieutenant she has a crush on. That said, she gets way more pissed by the guys showing zero interest in her body.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She's Rowen's sempai.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: She wields a machinegun that is half the size of her body.
  • The Team Normal: She's the only member of the team who isn't a Pledger or an Edel Raid.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her pink eyes.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The Child. Cisqua is the shortest, most energetic and temperamental of the main female trio.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's short and flat-chested, making her the youngest-looking member of the main group.
  • Town Girls: The Butch. Cisqua is brash, fierce, the only of the three main girls skilled at hand-to-hand combat, and has a tomboyish appearance overall.
  • Trigger Happy: She's quick to pull out her machine guns at the slightest provocation.
  • Waif-Fu: She's a strong martial artist for a petite girl. She's capable of winning a hand-to-hand combat against a fully-grown man who is a professional Edel Raid hunter.
  • Walking Armory: Underneath her robes and hat, she keeps an arsenal of firearms, missiles, knives, and other weapons she uses to complete her missions.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears shorts under her coat.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: When she takes off her cloak, she's shown wearing a mini shorts and thigh-high socks combo. As a bonus, her socks are split open at the bottom, so both part of her thighs and shins are bare.

    Rowen 
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Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), Philip Pacaud (English), Showtaro Morikubo (Drama CD)

A guardian of Arc Aile, and is occasionally tasked to assist with his senior in rank, Cisqua.


  • The Ace: He's well skilled in multiple areas, whether it is cooking or fighting, he seems to excel at it, making it seem as if he was perfect.
  • Bishounen: He's a very good-looking young man.
  • Butt-Monkey: He frequently falls victim of Cisqua's and Kuea's antics and he's always the one who must work to earn money for the team.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's blond and probably the nicest guy in the group.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's an attractive young man with long hair tied back in a long ponytail.
  • My Greatest Failure: Despite his attempts to help Viro, he couldn't change her self-loathing and had to see her being disposed of by Gladius after her defeat. This almost makes Rowen quit Arc Aile, but Kuea instead convinces him to prevent other girls to suffer the same fate as Viro and take revenge for her death against Orga Night.
  • Nice Guy: He's the friendliest and most polite guy in the main group.
  • Only Sane Man: He's the most normal and well-adjusted member of the team.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Kuea. They're partners, form a good team together and they're so close it's easy to mistake them for a couple, but there is no romantic attraction between them.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Kuea's red.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Cou's Manly Man.
  • Slipknot Ponytail
  • The Smart Guy
  • Supreme Chef
  • Team Chef: He's the one who cooks for the group and he's very good at it.
  • The Worf Effect: Vargret and even Kuea mock how Rowen lost every single of his battles in the second half of the manga. At least he does win his rematch against Grayarts in the final arc.

    Kullweet "Kuea" Entavilia 
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Voiced by: Naoko Suzuki (Japanese), France Perras (English), Akemi Okamura (Drama CD)

A first class Edel Raid from Arc Aile and Rowen's partner. Her garnet red elemental gelade are on the back of both her hands which she covers with arm length gloves. When Kuea gets hungry - which seems to be often - she can't react, so she eats enormous amounts of food at a time.


  • Adaptational Modesty: Her skirt isn't see-through in the anime.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has a much darker skin tone than the other characters, but there's no indication to her ethnicity.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears an outfit that looks like a bikini and leaves her midriff bare.
  • Big Eater: She spends most of her time thinking of eating or just plain eating. Justified in that she recharges her power by eating.
  • The Big Girl
  • Blood Knight: She loves to battle and often jumps into fights hastily.
  • Chained by Fashion: Her top includes a chain that keeps her skirt in place and she also wears chains in her hair as if they were ribbons.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: She wears a pair of arm-length gloves to cover her elemental gelade. She never takes them off even when taking a bath.
  • Cool Big Sis: She takes the role of a laidback older sister to the team. She usually likes to joke around with them, but she can occasionally act mature and give very good guidance.
  • Equippable Ally: She takes the weapon form of double blades that Rowen wields on each hand and six chained sickles on his back which can detach and attack opponents from a distance.
  • The Mourning After: In the anime, it's implied she had a Pledger whom she was in love with, but he unfortunately died. Kuea seems to have decided to avoid romance because of this and admits to Cou the reason why she chose Rowen as her partner was because he's someone she will never fall in love with.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's the woman with the sexiest figure and most revealing clothes in the main group.
  • Obsessed with Food
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Rowen. They're very close, but they just see each other as partners and good friends.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Rowen's blue.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down past her hips.
  • Some Call Me "Tim": She thinks her full name Kullweet is too long and prefers to be called "Kuea".
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfit consists of a length of chain, a see-through skirt, a black leather G-string, and a curdoroy mini-tanktop, as well as a pair of long black gloves. Her reasoning is that mobility is all-important, even trumping protection.
  • Thong of Shielding: Her bikini-like outfit includes a high-cut thong.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The Seductress. Kuea is the most mature-looking and skimpily dressed of the main female trio.
  • Town Girls: The Neither. Kuea has a more feminine style than the tomboyish Cisqua, but her laidback and gluttonous personality don't make her ladylike as the demure Ren.

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    Wolx Hound 
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Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Jason Simpson (English), Katsuyuki Konishi (Drama CD)

An Edel Raid hunter.


  • Anime Hair: He has gravity-defying spiky blue hair.
  • Arc Villain: He's the villain of the Edel Raid hunter arc, where he captures Edel Raids for Orga Night.
  • Back for the Finale: In the manga, he makes his return near the end of the final arc to help the protagonists in the battle at Edel Garden.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a long black trench coat that makes him look cool.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark blue hair to match his dark blue eyes.
  • Evil Wears Black: He dresses all in black and he's introduced as a villain who makes a living ot of selling Edel Raids. He does end up making a Heel–Face Turn, though.
  • Fantastic Racism: As many bad guys in the series, Wolx only thinks of Edel Raids as tools to be used and makes money out of capturing them like animals to be sold. After he sees Tilel willing to risk her life for him, his views start to change.
  • Heel–Face Turn: First introduced as an enemy, but after being defeated by Cisqua, he reforms and eventually returns as an ally. Even more at the end of the anime where he's now working for Arc Aile to protect Edel Raids instead of seeking them as merchandise.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He's a full-grown adult man and his partner Tilel is so small that she could ride in his shoulder.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: He wears a long black scarf just to let people know that he's a strong adversary.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has a large scar across his nose.
  • Shading/Colour Dissonance: His dark blue hair has no shading in the manga, giving the impression of a much lighter hair color.
  • Superhuman Trafficking: Hunting and selling Edel Raids is what he does for a living. That is until Cisqua offers him to use his skills to work for Arc Aile instead.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After he sees how much Tilel is willing to risk herself for him, Wolx reevaluates his views about Edel Raids and begins to treat Tilel better.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark blue hair.

    Tickle "Tilel" Selvatlos 
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Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese), Jocelyne Loewen (English), Mika Kanai (Drama CD)

Wolx Hound's Edel Raid.


  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She really hates to see Wolx showing interest in other Edel Raids.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Green hair to go with her green eyes.
  • Declaration of Protection: She repeatedly declares her wish to protect Wolx as a good weapon.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She ties her hair up into pigtails because it makes her look adorable.
  • Go Through Me: To fulfill her purpose as Wolx's shield, she steps in front of Cisqua to prevent her from delivering the killing blow to Wolx.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She barely reaches Wolx's knees.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her name is Tickle, but she likes being called "Tilel" better.
  • Love Martyr: She's wholeheartedly devoted to Wolx who treats her like crap and only keeps her around because her Edel Raid detection abilities are useful to him. Although, Wolx does start treating her with respect after she risks her life to defend him.
  • Odango Hair: She wears her hair in two buns, combined with Girlish Pigtails.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: She's unrealistically tiny.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is so long that it reaches her feet.
  • Sensor Character: She has the unique ability to track down Edel Raids, which is perfect for Wolx's line of work.
  • Taking the Bullet: She uses her own body as a shield to protect Wolx from a shell fired by Cisqua.
  • Undying Loyalty: Her entire life is devoted to serving and protect Wolx because he made her feel needed, even if only for her powers.
  • Verbal Tic: She ends her sentences with "-noyo".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light green hair.

    Rasati Tigres 
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Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Rebecca Shoichet (English), Romi Park (Drama CD)

The undefeated champion of the bishop class in the illegal fighting arena Milliard Trey in Razfe Ankul. She fights for the sake of her adopted sister Lilia, an Edel Raid.


  • Action Girl
  • Animal Motifs: She's heavily associated with tigers. When she's angry or even just aggressive, one or both of her eyes are drawn like a tiger's.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's fiercely protective of her adopted sister Lilia.
  • Bokukko: She uses the Japanese male pronoun boku to refer to herself.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She starts off as a powerful martial artist and then, she becomes a Pledger when her Edel Raid sister decides to help her fight.
  • Martial Arts Headband: She wears a headband over her forehead because that's typical for badass martial artists like her.
  • Promotion to Parent: After they were orphaned, Rasati has been the only one to watch out for her adopted sister Lilia.
  • Qipao: She wears a Chinese dress.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her pobytail is long enough to reach her hips.
  • Sibling Team: She becomes the Pledger of her adopted sister Lilia.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Rasati and her adopted sister Lilia are as opposite as they can get. Rasati is tomboyish and action-oriented while Lilia is calm and delicate.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's a mannish martial artist while her adopted sister Lilia is a cute and demure maid.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's a masculine martial artist who wears her hair in a long, divided ponytail.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She speaks with a low, gruff voice to show the toughness of her typical tomboy character.
  • Unwillingly Girly Tomboy: In the anime, Lilia makes her try on dresses and Rasati is clearly embarrassed about this.

    Lilia Tigres 
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Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (Japanese), Justine Wong (English), Kumi Sakuma (Drama CD)

An Edel Raid abandoned and found by Rasati. She then became her adopted sister. Her Elemental Gelade is on her right arm, just above her elbow. Her weapon form is a boot that Rasati wears on her right foot.


  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She often breaks things when doing her job as a maid, which gets her criticized by the other maids.
  • Doorstop Baby: She was abandoned next to the well of Rasati's house. Rasati found her and took her in as her little sister.
  • Equippable Ally: She transforms into an armored boot that makes Rasati kick harder.
  • Hair Intakes: The two "cat ears" that are part of her hairdo.
  • Happily Adopted: She was found and adopted by Rasati's family when she was a baby. They lived happily together until their parents died and things got complicated for Lilia and Rasati.
  • Meido: In the manga, she's made work as a maid at the mansion of the man who bought her and Rasati. In the anime, she works as a waitress at a restaurant instead.
  • Nice Girl: She's polite and gentle.
  • Sibling Team: She makes Rasati her Pledger so she can help her fight after getting tired of leaving everything up to her sister.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: She's gentle and fragile which is the polar opposite of her tough martial artist sister.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's a feminine maid and her sister Rasati is a martial artist who acts and talks like a boy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has turquoise hair.
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    Virzoeve "Viro" Eclairouer 
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Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (Japanese), Chiara Zanni (English), Yukari Tamura (Drama CD)

A young girl who helps Cou and quickly becomes acquainted with the other members of the group. Viro is later revealed to be a spy for the opposing group who has their eyes on Ren, but she's able to travel with the party with little suspicion because of her clumsy and air-headed qualities.


  • Absolute Cleavage: After her Evil Costume Switch, she wears a top that is completely open and only covers a portion of her breasts.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The cloth of the lower part of her dress is white with green in the manga while the anime made it dark blue.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, Viro betrays the group and attempts to kill Rowen despite him trying to reach out to her. She's defeated by Rowen and her boss disposes of her for her failure. In the anime, on the other hand, she realizes she can't bring herself to kill Cou and ends up dying protecting him.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Her anime counterpart is more conflicted about betraying the group and much less ruthless overall.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the manga, Viro can only transform a single armored arm because she's an artificial Edel Raid. In the anime, however, her body can transform into a weapon when she reacts with Cou.
  • Artificial Human: She's an artificially created Edel Raid.
  • Becoming the Mask:
    • Subverted in the manga. She was touched by the group's kindness towards her and did enjoy traveling with them, but she still betrays them because she doesn't want her boss to dispose of her like garbage.
    • Played straight in the anime. When the time comes for her to betray the group, she can't go through with assassinating Cou and spares him despite knowing very well she will get killed for it.
  • Beta Test Baddie: She's part of a series of imperfect artificial Edel Raids that can only transform a part of their body, which is the source of one big inferiority complex for her. She thinks of herself as useless garbage just because she isn't a real Edel Raid and is terrified of being disposed as a failure by her boss.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She puts up the act of a friendly and slightly ditzy Meganekko to earn the main group's trust. She's in fact a ruthless assassin and her true personality is very sour and hateful.
  • Broken Bird: Whenever she drops the cheerful girl act, her expressions are very sad and she gives melancholic speeches about how things that are defective like herself can only be throw away like garbage.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has blue hair and matching blue eyes.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight:
    • In the manga, Rowen holds her in his arms when her stone is shattered and her body disintegrates.
    • In the anime, on the other hand, it's Cou and Ren the ones who hold her and watch over her in her final moments.
  • Disappears into Light: In the anime, her body turns into motes of light after she's killed.
  • Fan of Underdog: Towards Cou in the anime.
  • Equippable Ally: In the anime, she's able to transform into a full weapon and react with Cou.
  • Evil Costume Switch: When she drops her cover, she discards her modest white dress for a dark-colored, skimpy one.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Viro hates Edel Raids because she's an inferior imitation of them and she's desperate to accomplish her missions without fail because her boss will dispose of her if she fails him. Because of this, she betrays the group, poisons Ren and nearly kills Rowen while he's honestly trying to reach out to her. While her situation is harsh, Kuea points out Viro in the end is nothing more than a selfish, envious girl playing the role of a tragic heroine out of self-pity.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She ties her hair into twin braids when she's undercover so she keep up her harmless cute girl facade.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: She has Tareme Eyes when she's pretending to be a Meganekko and they change to Tsurime Eyes when she drops the act and reveals herself as the ruthless assassin she really is.
  • Hair Intakes: Her hair has a pair of what look like cat ears.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the anime, she sacrifices herself saving Cou from an attack by Gladius.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She falls in love with Cou in the anime. Too bad he only has eyes for Ren.
  • In Love with the Mark: In the anime, she joins the group only to get near Coud and murder him, until she realizes that she fell in love with him.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Inverted. She undoes the Girlish Pigtails when she reveals her true colors and undergoes an Evil Costume Switch.
  • The Lost Lenore: In the manga, Rowen developed a small crush on her during the travel and tried his best to save her, but ultimately could do nothing but watch Viro being disposed of. Rowen's failure to help and understand Viro becomes his main motivation for the rest of the series.
  • Love Redeems:
    • Subverted in the manga. Rowen feels a bit attracted to her and tries to get her to turn around through compassion. Unfortunately, he realizes nothing he does will get through Viro and he has no choice but to fight her.
    • Played straight in the anime. She's touched by Cou's kindness and falls in love with him, which is what ultimately keeps her from killing him.
  • Meganekko: Subverted. The adorable bespectacled girl is just an act to gain the trust of Cou's group.
  • The Mole: She joins the group, but is later revealed to be a spy for the opposing group who has their eyes on Ren.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Her greatest wish is becoming a real Edel Raid instead of a disposable falsification.
  • Poisonous Person: Her saliva is poisonous to Edel Raids, which she uses against Ren.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: In the manga, her fangirling over Cou is an act to infiltrate the group and she has some Ship Tease with Rowen before she betrays the group. In the anime, she falls in love with Cou for real and this plays a big part in her pulling a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She wears glasses as part of her cutesy Meganekko act. After she reveals her true colors, she discards the glasses.
  • Race Name Basis: Virzoeve Eclairouer, or Viro for short, is a term for all artificial Edel Raids.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her Girlish Pigtails go down to about her waist.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After going through Becoming the Mask and deciding to not betray Cou's group, she sacrifices herself to save Cou. This only happens in the anime.
  • Reduced to Dust: In the manga, she turns to dust after her core stone is broken.
  • The Right Hand of Doom: As an Edel Raid imitation, she can manifest a huge armored right arm.
  • Romantic Fake–Real Turn: In the anime, Viro's faked crush on Cou ends up becoming real after seeing his kindness.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Her glasses turn opaque during the moments she breaks out of her facade and her true self as an assassin emerges.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: She joins Cou's team as a cover agent with the intention of betraying them.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Her hairstyle is a chin-length bob with two long braids growing out on both sides.
  • Supreme Chef: In the anime, she turns out to be a very good cook and the main group enjoys her meals a lot.
  • Tattooed Crook: She has an evil-looking tattoo in her abdomen.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She was created to be used as a disposable tool for Orga Night and they indoctrinated her to believe she could become a real Edel Raid instead of a worthless imitation if she served them well.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.

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    Griina 
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An elderly Edel Raid who was Ren's caretaker in her childhood.


  • BFS: She wields a sword that is as long as she's tall.
  • Compliment Backfire: She told kind-hearted people like Cou and Cia they're stupidly simpleminded. When they get upset, Griina tells them she's praising them.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Cou and Ren hold Griina in her arms once she dies from her injuries.
  • Does Not Like Men: She repeatedly states she hates men. This is because her male Pledger abandoned her when she got injured. She does come to like Cou after seeing what a selfless guy he is.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Female example. She's a cranky and irritable old lady.
  • I Will Wait for You: She kept herself alive for 500 years with the hope of seeing Ren once again after she was sealed away. Sadly, when they finally meet again, Griina dies.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's grouchy, but she does care about Ren.
  • Last Request: Before she dies, she asks Cou to not take Ren to Edel Garden. He endes up ignoring her request to fulfill Ren's wish.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She receives a fatal injury when fighting an intruder. When Cou insist to taking her to the hospital, Griina insists it's not needed. Turns out Griina knew she didn't have much left to live anyway and she soon dies from her wound.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She has a good handle of a sword for an old woman.
  • Parental Substitute: She cared for Ren since infancy and was the closest thing to family Ren ever had.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is as long as she is tall.

    Cia 
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An Edel Raid from Ren's village who was like an older sister to her. She's the reason why she wants to go to Edel Garden.


  • Ax-Crazy: When Ren finds her in Edel Garden, Cia has become completely insane, unstable and homicidal.
  • Barefoot Loon: When she shows up in the present, she's barefoot and clearly has many screws loose.
  • Body Horror: As a result of the experiments that evolved her Green Thumb powers, Cia has tree roots growing from her body. Later, one of her arms transforms into deformed tree roots.
  • Break the Cutie: What happened to her after she left to Edel Garden wasn't pretty at all. While Cia thought she was going to live happily with her husband while helping him create a paradise for humans and Edel Raids, Keith lost himself in his ambitions and went full-on Mad Scientist, using Cia's powers for his cruel experiments. Finally, Cia couldn't take it and killed Keith in self-defense. By the time Ren finally finds her, the sweet and gentle Cia she knew is a completely different person.
  • Broken Bird: Her ordeal at Edel Garden changed the sweet, innocent Cia into a broken shell of herself who can only view herself as a tool to be used by her husband.
  • Caring Gardener: She spent nearly all her time taking care of the vegetable garden of Arc Voure.
  • Combat Tentacles: She has tree roots growing from her body which she uses to attack and absorb her opponents.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acted like a loving and playful older sister figure towards Ren.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair and pink eyes.
  • Cute and Psycho: When she's found in Edel Garden, Cia acts cheerful and friendly to Ren like in the past. Ren begins noticing something is seriously wrong with Cia when the latter goes nuts and starts murdering anyone she comes across.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She completely snapped after she killed her crazed husband.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Ren holds Cia's hand as she watches over her final moments.
  • Disappears into Light: Her body dissolves into flower petals after being killed by Cou and Ren.
  • Dying as Yourself: After Cou and Ren kill her, Cia recognizes Ren and compliments how good the hair ribbon looks in her as she dies.
  • Go Out with a Smile: As she dies, Cia smiles gently at Ren like she used to.
  • Good Girl Gone Bad: She was a perfectly good, idealistic and sweet young woman who was very close to Ren. Then, her human husband took her to Edel Garden and turned her into a test subject for experiments with Edel Raids. This ended with Cia killing her husband and it broke her. By the time she and Ren reunite, Cia has become a psychotic killer machine.
  • Green Thumb: She had the power to grow plants with her singing.
  • Guinea Pig Family: She voluntarily became a test subject for the "paradise" experiments her husband was carrying out in Edel Raids, believing she would help a lot of people as he claimed. She eventually broke when Keith's reaction to hearing she was pregnant was planning to use their Half-Human Hybrid baby as a test subject too.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Cia cannot bear to face the reality that she killed her own husband. She refuses to acknowledge Keith is dead and goes on a rampage looking for him even though she won't find him anywhere.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Cou and Ren kill her by piercing her through the chest.
  • Interspecies Romance: She married a human man. It ended horribly. When Cia announced she was pregnant, her husband tried to cut her up and use their unborn Half-Human Hybrid child as a test subject for his experiments. Cia then killed him.
  • Killing in Self-Defense: She killed her human husband in an act of self-defense. Keith injured her with a scalpel to use their unborn child for his experiments. In a panic, Cia used the tree roots growing from her body to kill Keith. This caused her fall into insanity.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She murders and absorbs people for the sake of making Keith praise her for being such a good weapon.
  • Love Martyr: Because she wanted to be of help to her husband, she put herself through torture and let him turn her into a killing machine. Despite what Keith made her go through, she still loves him and wants to become a better weapon to please him.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: As an Edel Garden, Cia has a much longer life span than her human husband. By the present day, her husband is long dead because she killed him and she doesn't look any older than when she married him 500 years ago.
  • Nice Girl: The Cia in Ren's memories is very sweet and kind who did her best to befriend Ren when the latter was being ostracized by the village. The Cia Ren finds in the present has none of her former gentleness and compassion.
  • Power Parasite: She can steal the abilities of the people she absorbs.
  • Pre-Insanity Reveal: Inverted. Cia is first introduced in Ren's flashback where she's shown as a pure-hearted young woman who was a kind older sister figure to Ren. When Ren meets her again in the present, Cia has become an Ax-Crazy psycho attempting to absorb anything and anyone in her path. Turns out Cia's mind broke from the cruel experiments she was subjected to in Edel Garden which only ended when she killed her Mad Scientist husband.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In the present day, her hair has grown about as long as her body. She didn't cut in all the years she spent sleeping in a prison cell.
  • Really 700 Years Old: When she and Ren meet again, Cia looks still looks as young as she did 500 years ago.
  • Repressed Memories: She repressed the memory of her killing Keith, which was the event that caused her to fall into madness.
  • Rescue Romance: She met her husband Keith when he saved her from some evil men who tried to kidnap her and sexually assault her.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She was a very sweet and innocent young woman and her hair happened to be pink. She isn't a sweetie after her ordeal with her Mad Scientist husband, though.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She fell in love with Keith because he seemed to be a good-hearted and heroic man who was trying his best to make humans and Edel Raids to get along. She was heartbroken by how cruel he became in his pursuit to make Edel Garden a powerful nation.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Translations tend to spell her name as Sha.
  • Sweet Baker: She loved to bake pastries that were as sweet as her personality.
  • Touch of Death: She has the ability to kill and absorb those who come into contact with her tree roots.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She thought it was ridiculous for the Edel Raids of the village to reject Ren for being a Shichikouhouju. She also firmly believed Keith would create a place where humans and Edel Raids could coexist in peace. It didn't end well for her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has bright pink hair.


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