Lord Edmund Mallory Senior
A British noble and leader in the council responsible for backing Mithril. He's known in Amalgam with the codename of Mr. Mercury.
- The Atoner: Backed Mithril in order to stop Amalgam when he finds out that their ranks are becoming more corrupt and rogue, straying from their objecives post-WWII.
- Cool Old Guy: Laughs and agrees with Sousukes request to lower his salary at the end of TSR.
- High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle over his left eye.
The current head of Mithril's R&D division.
- Cool Old Guy: Was eager to work with Whispered like Tessa and Bani despite reservations from the like of Amit.
General Mayer Amit
Ex-Mossad agent who currently heads its intelligence division.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While butting heads with Borda, Amit makes it a point that no matter how good his agents are in screening undesirables from being recruited, money can be used as a tool for motivating someone to betray his group. Which is Truth in Television.
- Hero of Another Story: His actions as a Mossad agent.
Admiral Jerome Borda
Ex-US Navy Admiral and head of Mithrils Tactical Division.
Captain Vincent BrunoA comms engineer working with the Intelligence Division in supplying the SRT/PRT forces in Nanking with field repeaters, he was bribed by Amalgam to sabotage the comms to ambush them. In the novels, he's the one responsible for allowing Nguyen and John to be appointed to the WPF.
- Adaptation Expansion: He was a minor characters who didn't show up a lot in the novels to a major one who helped in the Nanking operation in TSR.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His betrayal of Mithril left the organization scrambling to reassess its security measures, not to mention having him snatched in Sicily despite the fact that Intelligence was suppose to do it.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His surname is sometimes spelled as Blueno.
An ex-North Korean State Security Department agent recruited to work for Intelligence Division. She is at first against Sousuke's role to shadow Kaname, but eventually helps him out when Mithril is targeted by Amalgam.
- Big Damn Heroes: Helps Sousuke take Jindai High back from Kurama's forces and bring a wounded Kyouko to the nearest hospital.
- Full-Body Disguise: She disguises herself as a boring-looking fat dude when she watches over Kaname.
- Informed Ability: Supposedly a high level agent, she is captured by Leonard and his mechanical mooks rather easily. Even she lampshades it while wondering how did she get caught and admitting it has hurt her pride.
- Not So Above It All: Wraith trolls Sousuke by using a laser designator to aim at Ms. Kagurazaka for him to tackle her out of the way.
- The Stoic: She doesn't emote very much. Even after being drugged by Leonard and while watching Kaname breaking down, she just looks unsettlingly serene. Crosses into The Comically Serious when she trolls Sousuke.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Has to work with Sousuke at first, reflecting the problems between Mithril's Tactical/Intelligence Divisions, but she eventually grows out of it.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: At no point before her very last appearance in the series it was even hinted he was a woman. Even when her voice mask malfunctions and we see her long hair and red eye through a rip in her mask, it is still unclear if she is a woman or only a younger, more stylish man.
A Western businessman who lived in Hong Kong before and after then civil war, hes also Mithrils Intelligence rep for operations in the SAR. He works with Wraith to get the ARX-8 to Sosuke after they were cut off from reinforcements.
- Big Damn Heroes: Led the op to get the ARX-8 to Sosuke after what happened in Chofu.
Research and Development Division
A Whispered genius who works with Dr. Painrose in R&D with Tessa. He's the one who oversaw the research on the ARX-7 Arbalest before he killed himself.
- Posthumous Character: Bani was dead years before FMP started.
Indian Ocean Fleet
Special Reaction Team
Grace "Gray" Wiseman
Mediterranean Sea Fleet
Special Reaction Team
Commander Belfangan Closeau
See the West Pacific Fleet section for more details
See the Full Metal Panic! Amalgam page for more details
West Pacific Fleet
Lieutenant Commander Andrei Sergeivich Kalinin
Sagara's commanding officer and one of Tessa's military strategists with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, fulfilling the role of Operations Director, who operates under the codename of Perth-1. He is also the foster father of Sagara.
- The Atoner: He always felt guilty that he couldn't save Sousuke's beautiful mother. And he also feels responsible for letting Sousuke get taken in by the KGB (who raised him to be a Straw Nihilist assassin). As a result, he desperately wants to humanize Sousuke. Subverted in the last couple of novels, where he betrays Mithril, defects to Amalgam, and personally orders his men to kill Sousuke. It's stated directly by the author that it's not some double-agent act, either. He truly wants the same thing as Leonard.
- Cool Old Guy: Very much so. Until his FaceHeel Turn that is.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: An experienced operator in the Soviet Army's Spetsnaz.
- FaceHeel Turn: After Amalgam destroys Mithril's HQs, he aligns himself with Leonard.
- Grandpa, What Massive Hotness You Have: How does he keep up that muscled physique exactly?
- Lethal Chef: His Borscht (made with miso paste and cocoa powder) almost killed Tessa. And it's horrific enough that Sousuke flees in terror. This is apparently because it's something his wife used to make him when he returned home from a long mission, as a punishment. However, he never realized this, and thought it was delicious
- Majorly Awesome: Holds the rank of Shousa, which can be translated as Major (Army) or Lieutenant Commander (Navy). Given that he's the ground force commander, Major would be more appropriate.
- Mortal Wound Reveal: Turns out he had been fatally injured by shrapnel, and was hiding it from Sagara during their duel.
- Parental Substitute: He ended up becoming Sousuke's adopted father and legal guardian.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He enjoys cooking, and wears a frilly, pink apron while doing it. He's nevertheless very badass, even while doing that.
Commander Richard Mardukas
Holding the rank of Commander, Mardukas serves as the second of Tessa's strategists and Executive Officer, responsible for keeping the ship running smoothly. Has a professional working relationship with Kalinin and defers to his judgment on ground combat. Very stuffy and very British.
- The Captain: Mentioned to have been one in his backstory, which explains his assignment as Tessa's XO, as he's the best person to advise her... not that she needs it.
- Character Tic: Whenever he's ready to kick ass, he has a habit of wearing his hat backward. He did this even back when he was in the navy and it was impractical to do so. It's why he has his cap. It was a gift from Tessa's father to make doing it much easier.
- The Chessmaster: In the Dancing Merry Christmas arc, while his enemies are advancing upon him with very fast and powerful submarines, and his crew are panicking at the overwhelming force, Mardukas calmly maneuvers his ship to wipe out his enemies, before the bad guys even make their first move. As he puts it:
- Commander Contrarian:
- Mostly averted, with one exception - when Tessa orders the Arbalest to be sent to Sousuke in Hong Kong, during TSR, Mardukas strongly disagrees. Tessa convinces him to believe in her, and he backs down.
- His backstory reveals that Mardukas was a reasonable Commander Contrarian, but it also got him into trouble; late in his career with the Royal Navy, he submitted a brutally honest report that ran contrary to and embarrassed his superiors, causing him to be demoted and relieved of his command; this ultimately accumulates to his eventually joining of Mithril.
- The Glasses Come Off: An unusual variation. He keeps his glasses on, but everyone around him knows you have to watch out for his hat. The moment he wears it backward, he's about to kick ASS.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Has an epic moment in Dancing Very Merry Christmas. A team of Amalgan underwater fighters/AS/submarines attack the TDD-1 while Tessa is on an adjacent ship. Mardukas steps up to bat and owns them hard.
- In general, when he wears his hat backwards, his kiddy gloves come off.
- Nice Hat: A snazzy baseball cap. It was a gift from Tessa's father.
- Nerves of Steel: When the Tuatha is ambushed by three high-speed submarines with even faster torpedoes, the crew start panicking, especially because Tessa is off the boat at the moment. Mardukas just wears his hat backwards and proceeds to calmly give orders.
- Papa Wolf: Since Tessa's parents died, he's become more or less her father figure. Justified, considering he was a close friend of her parents.... which is why you should never think of laying a finger on her pretty little head or else he will stuff you inside a GODDAMN torpedo tube and fire you into the deep Where the freezing water will freeze you, the water pressure will crush you, and if that doesn't work, you'll drown before you can surface. And maybe he'll throw in a torpedo for good measure. Sousuke was reasonably terrified of this, in Fumoffu.
- Red Baron: Known to the submarine communities of the US and UK as The Duke of Undersea Warfare.
- Training from Hell: Mardukas is both a graduate and instructor of Perisher, the Royal Navy's submarine equivalent to TOPGUN... but harder.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: How he takes down the Amalgam naval taskforce. Also something of a military maverick, in that none of his tactics are convential tactics, but he points out that their foe isn't conventional.
Special Response Team
Commander Belfangan Closeau
The new commander of the Western Pacific Fleet's Special Reaction Team after McAllen was assassinated during the attempted hijacking of TDD-1. He's African-Canadian and good buddies with McAllen. He holds the codename of Uruz-1.
- All There in the Manual: The novels mentions that he practices Islam, which is why he refuses to drink alcohol at the Merida bar.
- Further implied in the OVA, with him violently hunting down Kurz over the latter splicing a clip of pigs kissing into one of his prized DVDs as a prank.
- But Not Too Foreign: He's African-Canadian.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: Belfangan's a veteran of the Canadian Army's Joint Task Force Two, an elite special forces unit.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He enjoys Disney movies and anime and confides to Tessa that he worries about someone in the force finding out about it and teasing him for that. A few moments later, he goes completely ballistic when he finds out Kurz taped over some of his collection with porn.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name is sometimes spelt as Grouseaux, which highly suggests that he's from Quebec.
- Trickster Mentor: When he shows up at Merida, he engages with Sousuke in a fight in an Arm Slave by mocking the memory of McAllen so that he can use the Arbalest more effectively by pointing out to him that the Arbalest is a part of him and he should use it without relying on the Lambda Driver a lot. He mentions that it's the only way that he can learn and he doesn't want him to be like him when he joined the Canadian Army at a young age. It was also secretly approved by Tessa after Sousuke was transferred back to Merida. His talk with Melissa also doubles as foreshadowing.Belfangan: I've been thinking about Sagara. Just like I was at that age, always the badass. Blustering his way through shit with the best of intentions. But he needs to step back and see things for what they are rather than what he thinks they are.Melissa: You think... he'll ever do that?Belfangan: Who knows? But if he doesn't, we'll lose him. He'll be... either a dead man or a turncoat.Melissa: Sousuke?Belfangan: Where do you think the guys we're fighting now came from? Malice builds up slowly. You start lying to yourself. Then you resent the people around you and finally, you just switch off the whole world. It's a slow process. Just like you never see the hour hand of a clock moving. It sneaks up on you.
Lieutenant Gail McAllen
The ex-SRT commander with the call sign Uruz-1 before Nguyen kills him.
Sergeant Major/Second Lieutenant Melissa Mao
Serving as the SRT's second-in-command next to Gail McAllen, she serves in Mithril under the call sign Uruz-2 (formerly Uruz-6 when McAllen was in command). Her expertise in electronic warfare is valued by the Pacific Battle Group Tuatha de Danaan. Her rank was Sergeant Major, but by the novel Dancing Very Merry Christmas she has been promoted to Second Lieutenant, making her a commissioned officer. She is 25 years old.
- Action Girl: Even outside the AS, she is quite the capable fighter.
- Badass Normal: Like Kurz, she has no special training or abilities, but nonetheless can fight off enemies in advanced AS with no problem and has enough strength to terrify Sousuke of all people.
- Best Beer Ever: As per her being a Misato expy, this is to be expected. It's even done shot for shot.
- Bi the Way: In the manga she gets very intimate with Tessa at times, but also apparently got married and divorced with Kurz 3 times.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Very energetic and trigger happy.
- Boobs of Steel: Easily one of the biggest chests in the cast, as well as the strongest female in the cast.
- Boyish Short Hair: Goes along with the territory, but also likely a combat requirement since Kaname and Tessa (both of which are non-combatants) get caught with their long hair. The one time she is seen with long hair, it's a wig (and is actually enough of a difference to even conceal her identity from the viewer).
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Insults her superiors (her captain no less), uses million dollar equipment for a Tango demonstration. Frequently gets drunk, sometimes on the job, and badmouths everyone within earshot when she feels like it. Nonetheless, she is one of the most skilled pilots on the Danaan.
- Cool Big Sis: She even refers to this trope by name. Kurz also calls her "Big Sis."
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Sousuke's stint as one in Fumoffu comes courtesy of a manual given to him by Mao, who got it from Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann.
- Evil Laugh: When she gets riled up, her laugh is downright maniacal. Likewise everyone around her knows this is a sign to keep far away from her.Sousuke: I find her happiness quite disturbing.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Apparently downs a whole case of beer and several packs of cigarettes while waiting for Tessa to get back to the room. She has no problem drinking pint after pint at the local bar either.
- The Lad-ette: It's notable that the only time we ever see her in anything remotely feminine, she's undercover.
- Military Brat: Her father was in the Air Force.
- Runaway Bride: She ditched her own Arranged Marriage to join the Marines, showing up at the recruitment office still wearing her wedding gown.
- Semper Fi: Mao enlisted in the Marines on her wedding day, but was dishonorably discharged sometime before the story begins. It's hinted that she was a DI at Parris Island.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: An even better example than Kaname, who is generally agreed to be quite pretty even when she's not dressed up. Mao, on the other hand, rarely appears in anything but fatigues or a flightsuit, making the slinky dress she dons for her undercover operation in The Second Raid all the more impressive.
- You Are in Command Now: After McAllen was killed, Melissa took over command as the acting SRT commander.
Sergeant Roger Sandraptor
Sergeant Kurz Weber
Kurz is a member of Mithril and has the rank of Sergeant in the SRT (Special Response Team) of the Tuatha de Danaan (TDD-1) Pacific Battle Group. He has the call sign Uruz-6 and his ID number is B-3127. He is an SRT Arm Slave pilot and designated marksman, equally proficient with sniper rifles and Arm Slave long range precision cannons. It is said he can visualize the exact trajectory of a bullet, resulting in an almost inhuman accuracy. He most often forms a three-man cell with squadmate Sousuke Sagara and squad leader Melissa Mao. He is regarded as a finicky genius, burdening the Mithril mechanics with extremely difficult to understand complaints and requests.
- Badass Normal: Unlike Sousuke, Kurz wasn't a child soldier and apart from beginning training with a rifle at 12, has nothing really remarkable about his military career. None of this stops him from being an utter badass with a sniper rifle, and was actually able to destroy sentry guns with a 2 second window of them appearing with his rifle.
- Bishōnen: If the long hair isn't a dead giveaway. Amusingly enough this might actually have helped him getting closer to Kaname and Kyoko in one day than Sousuke did after a whole week (that and the Funny Foreigner trait he played up).
- Boisterous Bruiser: Very much a party person, as he has no problem getting drunk with girls he picks up. He also has the loudest mouth among the main cast, which usually earns him a beating from Mao.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may be a flirt, but he's also a Sergeant by rank, with all the military training that implies. He's best at sniping, but force him into an AS battle or a close-quarters fight, and he'll do what he can.
- But Not Too Foreign: He's German, but was raised in Japan.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He's usually the first one to jump on a situation to peep on girls, but god help you if you actually hurt one within earshot of him. He genuinely believes if you make a woman cry, you'll end up as an abusive husband.
- Crippling Overspecialization: It's unsurprising he's awesome with any long-range weapon but the moment he gets caught in a melee, he's even more useless than most civilians in the show. Mao later calls him out on it since he apparently focused so much on becoming a sniper that he neglected his hand-to-hand training. He can't even properly kick someone in the nads!
- Death by Sex: Lampshaded by Sousuke when he first hears about Kurz and Mao, but as mentioned above, he gets better.
- Disney Death/Not Quite Dead: In the final novel, Always Stand By Me, Part 2. Turns out he was rescued by the Spetsnaz & pulls a Big Damn Heroes for Closeau & Mao during the final battle.
- Expy: Of Ryoji Kaji, though not to the extent Mao is one of Misato.
- Friendly Sniper: Very friendly and outgoing to just about anyone (well, anyone that hasn't done him wrong), but no less awesome with a rifle. Amusingly, he actually sucks at close combat, meaning a Sniper is actually all he can do.
- Funny Foreigner: Not an actual example, but he plays the role shamelessly as a means of approaching Kaname and Kyoko while he's on bodyguard detail. "Hello, Japanese pretty girls!"
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Hits a good dozen sentry guns within a 2 second window each before they fire. While on a hill at least a mile away. He frequently makes even bigger shots in the field, in one case crippling an AS with a man-portable anti-materiel rifle.
- Ladykiller in Love: Though he might not be as successful a ladykiller as he might think. In the later novels, however, he manages to get past the Slap-Slap-Kiss stage with Mao, and it's obvious they're in love with each other.
- Last Breath Bullet: In the novel Approaching Nick of Time.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: You may be noticing a theme.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Intentionally made mediocre shots so that he wouldn't stand out in the training camp Mao was touring, but when push came to shove, he showed he's anything but a novice with a rifle.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Blond-haired, blue-eyed and born in Germany. But he was actually raised in Japan, where his father worked as a reporter. Cue jokes about him being more Japanese than Sousuke — at least from a cultural perspective.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Not even just hitting - just simply making a girl cry. To the point where he hits Sousuke and chews him out for making Kaname sad. "People like you grow up to be those violent, abusive husbands!" indeed.
- Death Equals Redemption: Having earned the ire of the other AS pilots with his poor taste jokes about surrendering Tessa to Amalgam in exchange for their lives, he goes out buying Kurz the opportunity to take a second shot at destroying their target Behemoth. His Last Words as he's crushed to death by the monstrous machine are "I never seriously considered selling her out".
- Elites Are More Glamorous: Used to be a Navy SEAL operator before he worked for Mithril.
- Hero of Another Story: His time in the US Navy.
- Redemption Equals Death: After Spec's jokes on turning Tessa over to Amalgam gets sidelined, he decides to help Kurz out in attacking the Behemoths invading Merida by charging in and distracting them head-on by getting close before his M9 was crushed to pieces.
Corporal Yang Jun-KyuAn ex-South Korean Army soldier who was suppose to be a promising race car driver from Daegu. He gave it up after he joined the military and the SRT.
- Adapted Out: He's not seen in the anime as Tessa's close protection officer. Yang started to appear only in The Second Raid.
- Bad Ass Driver: Uses his driving experience skills in his work as a close protection officer for Tessa and other high-ranking West Pacific Fleet officers.
- Hero of Another Story: His time in the South Korean Army. The background materials suggests that he spent time in various ops in the Korean Peninsula.
- Refusal of the Call: Yang decided to halt his passion to be a racing driver after he was officially called up for national service.
Nguyen Bien Bo
A new member of the SRT based in Merida who's a double agent working for Gauron. His codename is Uruz 10.
Sergeant John Danigan
Sergeant John Danigan of the SRT, Uruz 12 is a traitor to Mithril, and serves as a valuable asset to Gauron. He was told he would be given a large sum of money so he made the ship's controls accessible by Gauron. His past military history included the airborne division of the American Army. His distinguishable feature is a large vertical scar over his right eye. A rough sort of guy, he detests when people address him solely by his first name without his permission, claiming "I only let a few people call me by that name."
- Fallen Hero: Used to be with the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division prior to joining the SRT. And being a double agent for Gauron after killing Lian.
- Giant Mook: He is very muscled and huge. He tends to use brute force and strength, which was also the reason for his downfall when fighting Sousuke.
- Hey, You!: Gauron once called Danigan by his first name "John," to which he angrily told him to not do, since he only allows close friends to call him that. Gauron's response? Attack him, hold a gun to his privates, and threaten to shoot them off if he doesn't let him call him that.
- Scars Are Forever: He has a scar on his face, most likely from his time in the US Army.
Primary Response Team
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets assassinated by John a few episodes after he's introduced.
- Chekhov's Gun: His "Cretan's Paradox" joke became key for the unit to fall back and escape from the tunnel when things went bad.
- Original Character: Conceptualized by Gatou for the anime adaptation only.
- Too Dumb to Live: Tony didn't bother to check if hostage!Xia Yu Lan was hiding a weapon or such. To be fair, she was a woman and probably would cry harassment in her role masquerading as a hostage.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Nothing is really known about him, except that he's with the PRT for a while.
- Those Two Guys: Once with Yang in the Hong Kong arc.
A 2nd Lt. and engineer at Merida Island who worked on the Lambda Driver, and examined the Codarl Arm Slave. She's one of the few scientists recruited from a non-military background.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Gebo unit when Amalgam forces raided Merida Island.
- Adapted Out: Eva's only seen in Invisible Victory.
- Big Damn Heroes: Clears Sousuke's alternate LZ by using her chopper's GAU-19 machine gun to wipe out Amalgam agents and the Alastors.
- Bi the Way: In the novel story "Into the Blue", she's one of the participants getting Tessa's kiss.
- More Dakka: Her Pave Mare's GAU-19 was put to good use in the events of Continuing On My Own.
- Remember the New Guy?: She's not seen a lot in the anime/manga adaptations, but she's mentioned a lot in the novels.
The WPF's lone doctor.