The Crew of the Daiku Maryu
Member #47 of the Daiku Maryu's crew.
- Afraid of Needles
- Anime Hair: It changes shape and color while he pilots Gaiking, or in one instance when his flame burns hot enough.
- Big Eater
- Falling into the Cockpit: An unusually literal case, as he first ends up in Gaiking's cockpit by way of the Daiku Maryu eating him.
- Magnetic Hero: Many of the characters note they undergo their Character Development because of Daiya's presence.
- The Hero
- Ideal Hero: Daiya always fights fair, never loses sight of his goal, and always tries to help people in his actions. He never uses deception or trickery, and despises those that do.
- The Nicknamer: Puria Richardson becomes Richard-san; Crab Banker becomes Kani-tank, and by extension Diver Gaiking becomes KaniKing; Puria's group become Moustache Trio; Stinger becomes That Kite Thing.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Puria
- Would Hit a Girl: One that attacked him first.
- Important Haircut: When she Becomes Captain of Daiku Maryu.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She's revealed to be half human and half Dariusin
- Mission Control
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Since she can sense Flame, she can often tell when enemies are approaching, even without using the Daiku Maryu's Radar Sight.
- Mysterious Waif
- The Empath: Her potential for sensing Flame told her intuition that Daiya would become Gaiking.
- You Are in Command Now: Becomes the new Captain after Garis is unable to.
Member #23 of the Daiku Maryu's crew.
- Ace Pilot
- Dark-Skinned Blonde
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Becomes less of a jerk over time, but remains a troublemaker.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Stinger is upgraded early on with a Despair Sight of its own, and later the whole machine is overhauled into Superior Stinger, which can replace Gaiking as the head of the Daiku Maryu.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Whenever in a formal situation, she wears a rather nice ball gown.
- Tsundere: Type A.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With quite a few, but especially Daiya.
Member #14 of the Daiku Maryu's crew. Formernote pilot of Gaiking, before the show begins he demotes himself to piloting the Serpent. Later pilots Vulking.
- Ace Pilot
- All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu
- Mid-Season Upgrade: After capturing it, Lee becomes the main pilot of Vulking.
- Passing the Torch: A variant. Lee was Gaiking's pilot before Daiya was, until an experience with a particular Demon Beast traumatized him enough to retire from it. He teaches Daiya his kenpo techniques along with Shinryu Hydro Blazer. Eventually his ability to pilot Gaiking becomes a plot point, as it means he can also pilot Vulking.
- 10-Minute Retirement
The masked captain of the Daiku Maryu, with many similarities in his mannerisms to Daiya's father. Formerly the Director of Science of the Darius Empire, he helped develop the Daiku Maryu and its sister ships alongside Daiya's father and Professor Sakon. He's also Ruru's father.
- A Father to His Men: Noted after the first Reveal, everyone on the Daiku Maryu sees Garis as a father figure.
- Big Good
- The Captain
- The Faceless
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Zig-Zagged. Captain Garis, despite heavy foreshadowing, is not Daiya's father. To wit, Garis says the same things and even has the same mannerisms as Daiya remembers his father having. It's even foreshadowed during the opening theme - during the "voice of your father" line, the "camera" displays a close-up of Garis' mask. Instead, many episodes after the bait was taken, he's revealed to be Ruru's father.
- Mistaken for Murderer: Double Subversion. The victim was Ruru's mother, but it wasn't Garis who killed her, it was Proist.
Member #13 of the Daiku Maryu's crew.
- An Axe to Grind: Shizuka occasionally dual wields two axs that are reminisced of Getter One's Tomahawks.
- Blinding Bangs:
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Has no real musculature but can lift several times the weight of any of the other members.
- Super Strength:
- Wrench Wench:
The Forces of Darius
The North General, Nouza
- Bad Boss: Has zero tolerance for failure or disobedience. He seems to losse this trait after his HeelFace Turn:
- Blood Knight: As he puts it a knight of Darius is only alive on the battlefield.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: By Proist to keep him loyal to her.
- HeelFace Turn: Near the end of the series, becoming Raiking's pilot.
- Prince and Pauper: Played with. Nouza is a clone of Proist meant to serve as spare parts for her, which means after her death he can assume command of the remaining people of Darius.
- Noble Demon: Lampshaded by Daiya.
- Rated M for Manly: In contrast to Suspage
- Out-of-Character Alert: Daiya immediately picks up that something is wrong when he starts using dirty tactics.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Gradually becomes less prideful, but retains the other trappings.
- The Rival: For much of the series, until his HeelFace Turn.
- Worthy Opponent: How he sees Daiya.
The South General, Suspage
- Asshole Victim: When he finally dies.
- Butt-Monkey: Has the worst track record out of all the Generals. And isn't though of very highly by any of his cohorts.
- Dirty Coward: Suspage plays this absolutely straight.
- The Friend Nobody Likes:
- Laughably Evil: The closest thing he as to a redeemable trait. Is that he fairly entertaining.
- Mad Scientist:
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Suspage is the least skilled out of the Four Generals. But he does have a Near-Villain Victory or two.
- Sissy Villain:
- The Starscream: Eventually plans it kill Proitst and become second in command of the Darius Empire. It cost him his life
The West General, Vestaanu
- Iron Lady: Fitting given her status as commander of the Iron Beasts.
- HeelFace Turn: After finding out just how dishonorable Proist really is, Vestaanu defects and becomes captain of the Daichi Maryu.
- Lady of War
- The Stoic
The East General, Proist
- Accidental Murder: She accidentally kills her father in a fit of rage. However unlike most examples she blames everyone but herself.
- Action Bomb: How Proist dies for good.
- Ambiguously Bi Proist acts very flirty with both Nouza and Vestaanu
- Alpha Bitch: After the Un-Robotic and Gender Reveal she as a habit of acting like one.
- Artificial Human: Is reveled to be one in the last episode. She doesn't take it well.
- Asshole Victim: Both Of Proist's deaths are well deserved.
- Ax-Crazy: After the Reveal Proist quickly shows herself to be full of rage and bloodlust just waiting to go off. However even when Proist is more lucid she shows a clear sadistic streak.
- Big Bad: Near the end of the series after the 17th Emperor of Darius reveals his intentions.
- Came Back Wrong: Though Proist was already batshit crazy. After she's brought back she loses what little sanity she had left.
- The Chessmaster: Unlike the other Darius Generals Proist likes to plan everything out.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Though she's more villainous then him.
- Darth Vader Clone: Proist first appears as a Stoic Tin Tyrant. It's an act.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To 17th Emperor of Darius Her father. Eventually she becomes the Big Bad proper.
- Eviler Than Thou: To Nouza, then Suspage, And then finally her own father.
- Faux Affably Evil Proist generally maintains a cool, regal air about her person, masking her ruthless nature with a persona of elegance. The illusion shatters whenever she loses face and succumbs to her inner rage.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Proist is revealed to be very easy to set off.
- Jerkass: Proist is quite possibly the biggest jerk in the entire series.
- Knight of Cerebus : Any time Proist gets involved personally things take a dark turn.
- Manipulative Bastard. She tries to manipulate Ruru into killing Garis. And nearly succeeded.
- Mask of Sanity: Literally.
- Mood-Swinger: It's revealed that she can go from prim and proper. To Unstoppable Rage and back again to a second.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Not only does Proist hate surface dwellers. But also hates anyone who is not beautiful and executes thousands of people simply for not meeting her ridiculously high standards. Eventually planing to destroy Darius itself in a plan she calls Final Deathcross.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Proist eventually plans to destroy Darius itself
- Sadist: Even when Proist is clam. she vey much likes hurting people both physically and emotionally.
- Samus Is a Girl: Proist is actually woman in disguise
- Tin Tyrant: At first. After Proist is revealed to be a woman she ditches it as together. Only wearing it again once in the last episode for only a few minutes.
- Unrobotic Reveal: Proist is not a drone.
- Walking Spoiler: It's very hard to talk about Proist without revealing that Proist is not a drone, is 17th Emperor of Darius' daughter and insane.