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These are the characters introduced in Girls Und Panzer das Finale. As always, Spoilers inbound; proceed at your own risk.

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Shark Team

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The newest group to join Oarai's Sensha-do team for the Winter Cup, commandeering the Mark IV tank. First introduced in das Finale, they hang out at the bottom of Oarai's school carrier at a place called "the Donzoku Bar". They have been convinced by Momo, who used her powers as a Student Council member to prevent their expulsion, to join the Sensha-do team so that Momo can graduate, after being held up by failing grades (or so they think.)

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  • Break Out the Museum Piece: The Mk. IV is basically a World War I tank.
  • Delinquents: They do not accept the authority of the Student Council and prefer to rule their own territory in the lower decks of the school-ship.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Companion Cube: Noteworthy aversion for the series, being the only Oarai's team who is (as of February 2019) yet to treat their tank as such, nor have a significant number of tropes to be aplied to the tank herself.
  • Foil: In a way to Anglerfish Team. Made apparent during their first encounter, with how the latter managed to top the challenges Shark Team threw at them. This includes their blatant disregard for their own tank (see Mundane Utility below), in amusing contrast with Yukari's devotion to them.
  • Edible Theme Naming: All the girls are named after alcoholic beverages associated with pirates, or named after something related to them.
  • I Owe You My Life: A non-lethal variant. Momo had saved them from being expelled in the past. When they learn about Momo not getting into university, they offer to man the Mark IV they'd unknowingly been harboring to help her get in on a Sensha-do scholarship.
  • More Dakka: The basic concept of their Mark IV, which had five main guns in total.
  • Mundane Utility: They initially used the engine compartment of the Mark IV (which was also said to have been properly upgraded to spec) as a smoking room for their meat sausages.
  • Nice Hat: with the exception of Cutlass, they wear Dixie Cup hats, due to also being student ship crew members.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Whereas Ogin and Flint are quite standard, Rum, Murakami and Cutlass are the first girls in the franchise to have less conventional designs. They fit better with the ugly and violent delinquents of 1980s to 1990s “school violence” anime than the Bishoujo standards of even the extras.
  • Pirate: Their overall theme upon their introduction. Ties in as well with their Mark IV tank, seeing as it also looked like a pirate ship.
    • Hoist by His Own Petard: Sadly, their pirate flag was exposed to Chi-Ha-Tan fire due to giving it more profile. Angered by this they were provoked into being singled out and became the first Oarai tank to be taken out during the match with Chi-Ha-Tan.
  • Shown Their Work: One Mk.IV tank did actually serve during World War 2, and whats-more it owned and operated by sailors (it was a museum piece at a Naval Base that was returned to service).

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    Ogin 

Ogin

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"Ye fellas... are almost as good as Captain Kidd."

Position: Tank Commander, MKIV
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese)

The leader of the Shark Team. She originally opposed the Student Council's request to join their team, but when it was revealed that her former comrade had to win a Sensha-do match in order to graduate, she eagerly agrees.

  • Dressed to Plunder: Downplayed, but her coat qualifies. Also, her sailor cap had feathers.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Ogin's name alludes to gin, as she is occasionally seen holding a bottle. Of course being in high school, they are not alcoholic. Gin can also be read in Japanese as "silver".
  • Even Girls Want Her: The reaction of almost the entirety of Rabbit Team when she jumps down from her tank is swooning at how cool she is.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Tornado Silver."
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Ogin tends to say something along the lines of "[making an analogy with pirate terms], but [stating a more reasonable real situation]," like her "(Anglerfish team) remind me of Captain Drake, but it's not like I know Captain Drake anyway."
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eye is covered heavily by her enormous bangs.
  • Shout-Out: The English part of her nom-de-guerre also alludes to Captain Long John Silver of Treasure Island. And Gin, her Japanese name, can be read as “silver”

    Rum 

Rum

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"We wouldn't be lazing around here if it weren't for her!"

Position: Driver
Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori (Japanese)

Ogin's chief subordinate and first driver of the team.

  • The Drunken Sailor: She seems to be in a perpetual state of drunken swoon, but her rum is explicitly non-alcoholic so maybe it's just placebo. Because of her position as the main driver of the Mk. IV, this is also crossing with Drunk Driver.
  • Edible Theme Naming: obvious with her name, as well as the relationship with pirates.
  • '80s Hair: Her outlandishly-permed hairstyle would NOT look out of place in the Tech Noir Disco-Bar scene from The Terminator

    Murakami 

Murakami

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"We want to return Momo-san's favor!"

Position: Gunner (starboard)
Voiced by: Yo Taichi (Japanese)

The first gunner of the team.

  • Big Beautiful Woman: What her design is intended to invoke, as she is the ONLY schoolgirl character in the entire franchise to be visibly chubby, butch and masculine as opposed to slim cute and feminine.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Named after the Murakami Tea Punch, a bourbon, tea and pineapple (among many other things) cocktail.
  • Boxing Battler: The Style she attempted to beat up Miho with (with a single kick thrown in), only to have every blow deftly dodged by the petit commander, as they are MUCH slower than the cannon shells she regularly dodges.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When Rabbit Team rams into Shark team from behind (to help dislodge them after they got stuck in a river), she yells out the door at them due to misunderstanding their intentions. When Ogin clears up to her that they were trying to help, she immediately apologizes and thanks them instead.
  • Named After Someone Famous: The Murakami Tea Punch she is named after is itself named after famous Japanese writter Haruki Muramaki.

    Cutlass 

Cutlass

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Position: Gunner (port)
Voiced by: Ami Nanase (Japanese)

The secondary gunner of the team, and also the bartender at the Donzoku Bar.

  • Arms and Armor Theme Naming: her name comes from a type of sword carried by 18th century ship captains.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Named after the Cutlass, a gin and orange cocktail.
  • Gargle Blaster: The Pepper-flavored Non-Alcoholic Rum she served briefly to Mako rendered the latter burnt from the spice. She then serves this to Ogin and Hana for their drinking challenge.
  • Meido: oddly, she wears a maid headdress and bartender's vest instead of a sailor uniform.

    Flint 

Flint

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"We were about to be expelled back then, but she covered for us!"

Position: Driver/Radio Operator
Voiced by: Madoka Yonezawa (Japanese)

The second driver and radio operator of the team, she is also a singer and always holds a microphone.

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BC Freedom Academy

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A French-themed school first mentioned in the series as being defeated by St. Gloriana in the first round in the 63ʳᵈ National High School Sensha-dō Tournament, and in the Ribbon Warrior spin-off manga. It was actually composed of two schools named BC and Freedom, and many of the students dislike the new re-union. Das Finale expounds on this further, with one of the schools being an upper-class "Escalator" school and another being a lower-class "Examination" one. note  As a result, not only they have two different sets of French tanks, but also two different sets of tactics and thinking. From the name it suggests that it is much like the struggles of the reintegration of France between Vichy (BC) and Free French (Freedom), but in the anime it is played more like the differences between the nobility and the commoners pre-French Revolution.


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  • Aristocrat Team: Half a team, anyway. The crews for the ARL 44s and Marie's FT-17 are from the school's upper class students.
  • Artistic License – Military: The SOMUA S35s and Renault FT that they use both have their commanders doing double duty as gunners. So they normally wouldn't be able to fire with their commanders sitting out on the hatch like Rena and Marie do. Though it's implied that they're having their loaders/radio operators do the firing, especially in Marie's case, since the FT normally only has a crew of 2, but her's has 3.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: Marie's FT-17 tank. Like Shark team's Mark IV, this is a World War I tank, the first with what would be come the standard design of a tank with a turret on top and engine in the rear. While they remained in service in 1940, it is very obsolete compared to other tanks in sensha-do — even the Type 89 is better!
  • Civil War: The two factions don't get along with each other and Marie is their mediator of sorts. She's managed to get them to cooperate well, but tensions still exist between the two groups that Oarai is able to take proper advantage of in episode 2.
    • It's even worse in the Ribbon Warrior manga where there's no attempt to get both factions to cooperate at all. Their loss to a lone tank in their match against Centipede Team is what eventually forces Asparagus to install Marie, someone who's charisma can get the team to work together (alongside Andou and Oshida as her lieutenants), as her successor.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When they actually get their shit together and stop bickering they've shown themselves to be very dangerous opponents. This was shown when they nearly wiped out Oarai's team with a well-placed bridge ambush. Heck, they even managed to beat Kuromorimine in a Tankathalon match with a bit of help from the Centipede Team.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: As hard as it is to believe they are one of the few schools in the series to have actually beaten Kuromorimine.
  • Foil: To Anzio. Both are led by diminutive but charismatic leaders who wield something in their hands while giving orders (Anchovy's riding crop, Marie's fan), and both have issues that their leaders are trying to fix to get them do better, and both invite Ooarai to eat after their respective matches. However, while Anchovy thinks that her team focuses too much on food, Maries uses food as a way to unite her team.
  • Honor Before Reason: The students of each faction try to backstab each other. Exploited by Mallard Team in episode 2.
  • Leitmotif: Le Chant de l'Oignon, a Napoleonic era song.
  • Snobs Versus Slobs: Escalator Clique (Upper Class and from the richer families) vs Examination Clique (Lower Class and from middle and lower class families). The former view the latter as upstarts. These names come from the Japanese school system. Rich students can attend "prep schools" that guarantee entry into a good college without the need to sit for the gruelling juken national examination. These are derogatorily referred to as "escalator schools" as students move up onto another level without expending any actual effort by students who sat for the juken exam and thus are there on merit.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When their Sensha-do team do try to ignore their difference and actually work as a team, it gave Yukari a panic attack, as she didn't realize BC Freedom would get their guts together.
    • Averted in episode 2, where it's shown that tensions still exist between the groups. Oshida mistakes Mallard Team's Char B1 for a BC SOMUA 35 (due to Mallard Team hiding their chassis behind a hedge and both tanks having the same French standardized turret) and the team descends into infighting.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Their first ever Tankathalon match was, to put it lightly, a humiliating defeat; as their distrust of one another caused many instances of friendly fire. This resulted in them losing to just a single tank. However, this defeat spurred them to reform and make better efforts to integrate the two sides of their school into a single fighting force. These efforts paid off in their next match against Kuromorimine, where they actually won against all odds.
  • We ARE Struggling Together:
    • The forcible union of two schools caused friction between students. This spills over their performance in Sensha-do. Or so it appears to Yukari, who was, as Oshida puts it, "played like a damn fiddle". However, episode 2 shows that the friction between BC Freedom's students is still there and a gamble using Mallard Team's Char B1 causes them to fight each other.
    • Somehow played absolutely straight when the school was introduced earlier in the Ribbon Warrior Spin-off, where Centipede team used the existing friction between the factions to throw them in disarray, while they went after the flag tank.


     Marie 

Marie

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"Can we not fight over trivial things? The cake will go bad."

Position: Tank Commander, FT-17
Voiced by: Yumi Hara (Japanese)

The current commander of BC Freedom team. Although belonging to the "Escalation Clique", she does not mind the rivalry between her clique and the "Examination Clique". Her manner of speaking and attitude is reminiscent of Queen Marie Antoinette of France.

  • Afraid of Dentists: As revealed in Motto Love Love Sakusen, she can't stand the thought of going to the dentist, which csn be a problem given her love of sweets. When she does get a toothache, it takes Andou and Oshida chasing her down and trapping her in her carriage to get her to go.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Marie is flippant, spoiled little princess who is also so charismatic, she even has the Examination group's respect despite the school's class segregation. The match against Oarai also shows that she's a competent commander that can quickly straighten up her troops, a fearless and determined soldier, incredibly athletic, and a Graceful Loser. For the entire bocage fight, her team is in insurmountable disadvantage, yet she still commands them to knock out 5 out of 9 Oarai's tanks.
  • Dynamic Entry: She really likes dramatic entrance to distract the cliques of the school from fighting each other. She gets in between Andou and Oshida by shooting off a bocage wall, jams their guns with her hat and fan, and dodges Oshida's barrel by bending backward. In Taiyaki War, she drifts her horse carriage to stop a riot.
  • The Leader: Of the charismatic variety. In spite of her somewhat snobby attitude, she is able to keep the two factions working together through force of personality.
  • N Amed After Someone Famous: Namely, Marie Antoinette. From the ojou-ringlet curls, snobby attitude, and Trademark Favorite Food of cake, they do everything to invoke the former Queen of France.
  • Ojou Ringlets: She does have them.
  • Proper Lady
  • Super Reflexes: Perhaps even greater than Miho's, as shown when she gets between Andou and Oshida's charging tanks and then dodges their gun barrels.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cake, which she eats even during matches.
  • Upper-Class Twit: She looked and acted like a typical aristocrat, and even refused to bow to Oarai's team during the customary start of the match. Also, she made her own crew members as her own personal servants.

     Rena Andou 

Rena Andou

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"You Escalators always look down on others!"

Position: Tank Commander, SOMUA
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda (Japanese)

One of Marie's subordinates, and the leader of the "Examination Clique". She is hostile to the "Escalation Clique".

  • Cool Big Sis: Andou is actually an Examination students' school idol based on how much her juniors respect her.
  • Expy: Of André of The Rose of Versailles, at least in appearance.
  • The Rival: To Oshida, but this is due to her clique's politics.
  • Self-Made Man: Her taiyaki stall is pretty much the equivalent of Anzio's in that she's pretty self-sufficient by tending it.
  • Supreme Chef: Downplayed, but her taiyaki is considered delicacy by the Examination students. It ends up to be the thing that join the two cliques together; her taiyaki might not too fancy, but it's delicious with any stuffing.

     Ruka Oshida 

Ruka Oshida

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"Played like a damn fiddle!"

Position: Tank Commander, ARL 44
Voiced by: Chika Anzai (Japanese)

Another of Marie's subordinates, and as the leader of the "Escalation Clique", had a rivalry with Andou. She is very respectful of Marie.

  • Baguette Beatdown: When the Examination students are rioting because of the Escalator students' tyranny against their food stall, Oshida and the other Escalator students don full riot gear and arm themselves with baguettes.
  • Expy: Of Oscar from The Rose of Versailles.
  • Nice Hat: Her kepi.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: BC Freedom's defeat is mostly because Oshida doesn't make a thorough check on the supposed SOMUA that is taking potshot of the ARL squad, despite it doesn't make sense for the SOMUA squad to sabotage their own team. Marie even calls her stupid (in her own way) for falling to that trick.

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Jatkosota High School

Youko

Position: Gunner, tank unknown
Voiced By: Unknown

One of Jatkosota High School's members. She is dubbed "The White Witch" by Mika, who is her commander.

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