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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 being also being student ship crew members.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Whereas Ogin and Flint are quite beautiful, Rum, Murakami and Cutlass are the first girls in the franchise to NOT be beautiful or cute. Respectively they appear plain, chubby and creepy, with designs that better fit ugly and violent delinquents of 1980s to 1990s “school violence” anime than the sweet and adorable 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.


    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.

  • Blinding Bangs: Her right eye is covered heavily by her enormous bangs.
  • 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".
  • Ho Yay: The reaction of almost the entirety of Rabbit Team when she jumps down from her tank.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Tornado Silver."
  • 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”

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    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.

    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.
  • 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: Radio Operator
Voiced by: Madoka Yonezawa (Japanese)

The 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. In Das Finale, it was said that the rivalry was caused by differences in class levels and how they ended up as such. As a result, not only they have two different sets of 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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  • 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.
  • Enemy Civil War: The two factions don't get along with each other and Marie is their mediator of sorts.
  • 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, when Oshida mistakes Mallard Team's Char B1 for a BC Souma 35 (Due to Mallard Team hiding their chassis behind a hedge and both tanks having similar turrets) 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".
    • 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.

  • Ojou Ringlets: she does have them.
  • Proper Lady
  • 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".

     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.

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