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The Nagato Family

     Harry James Potter-Nagato 
  • Adorkable: Yer a Navy brat who bores easily, surrounded by supermodels who are either minor gods or Kitsune, budding harem protagonist wizard, Harry.
  • Abusive Guardians: Before he was taken in and adopted by Nagato, his aunt and uncle did everything in their power to make him feel worthless, a drain on limited resources due to rationing (they were using his rations to benefit Dudley and themselves, thereby engaging in ration fraud), and essentially starved him.
  • Adaptational Badass: So very much.
    • Got the ability to use shipgirl equpment from Lily.
    • Got raised as a Military Brat, giving him a good sense of tactics.
    • The onmyoji shipgirls at Yokosuka Naval Base taught him some magic before he even went to Hogwarts.
    • Has multiple weapons that the Potters wound up acquiring over the years, all of which are tsukumogami.
      • Especially notable is Juuchi Yosamu, who is the Potter Honor Blade specifically because only a Potter can No-Sell the Unstoppable Rage that she makes all of her other users feel.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Harry's Nice Guy personality has attracted him the affections of Natsumi, Shinano, Regina, and several others. Due to his young age, he hasn't caught on yet.
    • Recently, Harry has started to catch on that many girls are in love with him, but due to his experiences with the Dursleys, he feels he doesn't deserve it.
  • Cuddle Bug: Harry became a massive one after being adopted and exposed to unrequited love.
  • Happily Adopted: By Nagato.
  • Heroic Lineage: The Potters have been stated to have fought against evil for centuries.
  • The Gadfly: Only whenever the mood strikes him, or he's bored.
  • Military Brat: He was adopted by Nagato, it comes with the territory. He also intends to become an officer in the JMSDF and become an admiral.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He killed Quirrell, he knows it, and the psychological effects of it are played painfully straight.
  • Nice Guy: He's a nice person by nature. His nice and selfless nature, however, is very much a result of his abusive childhood and his fears that everyone would leave him if he wasn't.
  • Pungeon Master: A Trait inherited from Lily.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: To Natsumi and Haru's species. If he were to reveal it out loud, they would be forced to leave, or so he believes.note 
  • Verbal Tic: Being raised among Shipgirls have led to Harry gaining tics from Yuudachi, Kongou, Tatsuta, among others.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Occasionally cross-plays, and when in 3rd Year he is pranked so that he is forced to wear a female uniform for a week, he milks it for all it is worth.
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     Nagato 
  • Cuteness Proximity: Nagato's cuteness-obsessed persona, better known as "Nagamon" has to be pushed down by Nagato. Of course, everyone on base is well aware of that aspect of Nagato.
  • Mama Bear: Harry's adoptive mother is a 32,000-ton battleship with eight 16-inch guns. She is very protective of her family.
  • Pungeon Master: Becomes this thanks to Lily.

     Hoppou 
  • Ascended Meme: For the longest time, readers joked that Hoppo's mittens were a Power Limiter helping her contain her vast powers... Cue Harry getting trapped in a WWII-Era Magical Imperial Japanese bunker, and the first thing Hoppo — utterly furious — does when she arrives on-site? Remove both mittens.
  • A Mother to Her Fleet: Is a mother in every sense to her fleet, and has their full loyalty as a result.
  • Adorable Abomination: She's an Abyssal Princess, and is as cute as a button.
  • Badass Adorable: She took on five Abyssal fleets that attacked her and decimated them while giving time for the human residents of her islands to get to safety and helped take on a Gashadokuro.
    • This trope is a given, considering she's an Elder Abyssal Princess.
  • Berserk Button: Do not harm or try to harm her daughters or she will rip you apart with her bare hands, as Research Princess found out.
    • Don't try to hurt Harry.
  • Defector from Decadence: By way of near escape from death.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: How her fleet managed to throroughly decimate the five fleets that simultaneosly attacked Unalaska is due to her rigorously and mercilessly drilling her daughters to the point where the attackers may have won, but were so devastated that they were easily mopped up with the USN Shipgirls.
    • Is now rigorously training her granddaughter, Regalia, to become an Abyssal Combat Medic
  • Do Not Go Gentle: While she survived the attack on her and her fleet by five other Abyssal fleets, by the time they "defeated" her she was hidden in the rubble by one of her Wo-Class carriers, she and her fleet had completely decimated the attacking fleets, allowing the Americans to easily mop up the rest.
  • Genius Loci: Represents the Children Lost at Sea, with Dutch Harbor as her Seat of Power.
  • Good Is Not Soft: As the five Abyssal Fleets that attacked her found out.
  • Happily Adopted: By Nagato.
  • Last Stand: Her facing five Abyssal fleets which attacked her due to her refusal to kill the inhabitants of the Aleutian Islands, and her commanding a fleet to buy the time needed to give the inhabitants the time to evacuate or get to shelter. She survived, but most of her fleet did not.
  • Mama Bear: She is very protective of her daughters, as Research Princess found out when she was ripped apart by Hoppou's bare hands.
  • Oo C Is Serious Business: Normally Hoppou is a Cheerful Child who happily wears her Power Limiter gloves and acts like a normal girl. But when Harry, Natsumi, and his classmates were trapped in a Sub-Unit-942 bunker with their attempts to reanimate Tamamo-no-Mae, the Yamata no Orochi, and various other dangerous Yokai, Hoppou removed her mittens and got extremely serious.
  • Power Limiter: It is heavily implied that Hoppou's mittens serve this purpose.
    • Mitten Drop: The very first thing Hoppou did when she arrived to rescue Harry and his classmates from a Sub-Unit-942 bunker was carefully and deliberately remove her mittens.
  • Third-Person Person: Tends to refer to herself in the Third Person, much like how a small child would. When she isn't, you're not dealing with Hoppou, adopted daughter of Nagato but the Northern Ocean Princess acting in her capacity as an Abyssal Princess and the actual head of the Fleet of Laughter.
  • Toast of Tardiness: Harry deliberately invoked this trope at one point, just to trigger a Nagamon moment.

     Shiromizu 
A small 'white rat snake', who is nothing of the sort, that was taken in by Harry when he protected her from some schoolyard bullies. Except that she was also on the run from some kind of yokai that cannot allow her to live to reach her true power and potential. In reality, she is a young Mizuchi, and the yokai wishes to devour her to gain her powers.

  • Cannibalism Superpower: After eating a few salamanders, Shiromizu becomes less bothered by cold, and her domain in Japan changes slightly to reflect this.
  • Fisher King: Whatever she is, Shiromizu is at the very least the spirit of a small stream of mountain water. When she decides to be a little rebellious while at Hogwarts and eat several magical salamanders - made of actual fire mind you - her stream turns from a cool running one, into a minor hot springs.
  • Happily Adopted: Nobody knows it with the possible exception of Natsumi, but Shiromizu has effectively declared Harry her little brother in all but blood. This will have huge ramifications down the line. Considering she's most certainly not a small 'white rat snake'.
  • Harem Nanny: She's not interested in the slightest in joining the budding harem antics. However she's more than willing to tweak things occasionally for her own viewing amusement as she is looking forward to it all with something approaching unholy glee.
  • Hero of Another Story: Some side-plots and canon omake feature her and Natsumi investigating supernatural incidents around Yokosuka.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Virtually every appearance of her laughter is accompanied by her tail snapping out a fan from....somewhere....and 'fufufu'. This gets turned back on her a few times by Haru, who's even better at playing this to the hilt if she desired.
  • Ojou: See Above. Additionally, she really IS a noble, but she's kept it so well hidden that nobody at the Yokosuka base knows this fact at all. The entire group of yokai and minor kami inhabiting a hidden/forgotten castle near a mountain lake view her as their rightful Lady, and have done everything they can to keep her safe and hidden from a yokai that wishes to kill her before she can grow into her true potential.
  • Physical God: It gets revealed during the summer after Harry's second year that she is a Mizuchi when they face off against the youkai that wanted to consume her.
  • Snake People: Shiromizu can transform into a lamia-like form, which she uses to beat down Voldemort's Shade to save Harry.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Averted. As Harry stated to his house-mates who believe in this trope, in Japan snakes are seen as the messengers of Gods.
  • Walking Spoiler: The author has yet to truly reveal what Shiromizu really is, whether it is a yokai or an actual kami - let alone what kind - and it's a common pastime on the two forums the story is updated most frequently on, for the various readers to guess as to what she is. However he has dropped some rather large hints lately that she is definitely not a mere snake.

     Rose Potter 
The spirit of a tea set that has been in Harry's family via Lily for multiple generations. Married to Haruna.

     Hedwig 
Harry's pet snow owl, and later familiar.
  • Deadpan Snarker: After becoming Harry's familiar, she was quick to start throwing some shade around.
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The Potter Family

Harry's ancestors, one of the oldest families of Magical Britain. Of which he is the last.

     Ian Potter 
Harry's Great-Great-Grandfather. And adventurous man, he was among the first of the West to make business ties in Japan after Perry's opening of the country.

  • Anything That Moves: If it was biologically female, he likely made a home run with at least one example: Jorogumo, Yuki-Onna, Hone-Onna, Oni...
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Had lots of relations. But he ensured that his lovers were always comfortable, and that any and all bastards were provided for.
  • Famed in Story: Ian's skill in battle, along with his other tendencies, have left quite an impression on people.
  • Harem Genre: To a degree that all others seem tame by comparison.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Word of God is that Ian wasn't that strong magically, but similar to Taylor Hebert, he was a master of taking supposedly weak abilities to ridiculous extents. Examples include using a banishing charm on his chopsticks to pierce his opponent's throat and modifying a harmless butterfly-shooting spell to shoot Japanese hornets that ate faces at his enemies.

     Lyra Potter nee Black 

Harry's Great-Great-Grandmother. And a filthy, dirty pervert. A writer of smut and erotica.

  • Anything That Moves: While her husband was limited only to women, Lyra was aggressively bisexual, and in fact encouraged Ian to bed even more women, especially if she could join in, or at the very least if he would fill her in on the details of his trysts so that she could use it for her books.
  • Ethical Slut: Despite her love of sex, Lyra by all accounts was content with abstaining from sex with any men that were not her husband.

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The Potter Armory

Weapons collected by the Potter family who have manifested as tsukumogami and are more than willing to answer the call to protect the family.

The Armory as a whole:

  • Animate Inanimate Object: All of them are really the weapons that they carry who are projecting an avatar to interact with the world.
  • Badass Crew: All of the Armory are top tier badasses, especially in their area of expertise.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: Likewise, all of their true bodies are centuries old, many of whom were crafted by legendary weaponsmiths.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All their avatars look much younger than they actually are.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Potter family as a whole.

     Carnwennen 

The dagger used by King Arthur. Capable of turning his user, or himself, invisible just by being drawn.

  • Casting a Shadow: Carnwennen has a wide range of shadow-based powers, from Teleportation between shadows, to paralyzing his opponents by pinning their shadows, to using shadows to attack his enemies.
  • Cool Old Guy: Behind the snarky, sarcastic facade, you can tell that he is having a lot of fun.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At the antics of the 'children' with only Crocea Mors being roughly his age.
  • Knife Nut: Probably the deadliest dagger around.
  • Older Than They Look: Looks to be in his late teens, really over a millennia old and has the attitude of a world weary senior citizen. Acts as the elder statesman of the Armory.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Was hit hard with this back with King Arthur. While his powers are both awesome and practical, he simply could not compare with the likes of Excalibur and Clarent.
  • Papa Wolf: Mess with the Potters, his current charge Natsumi, or Granddaughter Tsukiakari and he will give you a beating that you will never forget.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Of a weaponized variation.

     Sabah 

A scimitar whose blade is able to secrete a variety of poisons.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Almost at Juuchi's level.
  • Cultured Badass: Talks about philosophy and poetry. Incredibly lethal stealth expert.
  • Expy: Of Hassan of Serenity.
  • The Hashshashin: Originally forged in the Middle East to serve the Hashshashin Order. Acquired by the Potters in the Sixth Crusade and currently acts as the last Grandmaster of the Hashshashin.
  • Poisonous Person: Is able to secrete any poison that she has been previously coated with. In serious fights, uses a blend of poisons to take advantage of a foe's weaknesses.
  • Ship Tease: With Andraste. This dates back to their first meeting in the Sixth Crusade. Because Andraste nullifies all poisons for her and her bearer, they worked together often to prevent her user from having a fatal accident.

     Andraste 

A shield passed down through the Potter family. Enchanted to resist multiple types of assaults, and can be collapsed into a bracer.

     Cathy 

The Sword of Saint Catherine, most famously wielded by Joan of Arc herself.

  • Berserk Button: If you harm the people she cares about, she will END you. Just ask the Dementors.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: One of the nicest members of the armory. Deadly if you piss her off.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Gains a pretty significant power boost by praying to God.
  • Expy: Of Jeanne D'Arc, naturally.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Gold-haired, and by far one of the nicest people in the universe.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Especially since she was Jeanne's sword.
  • Lady of War: When roused to fury by Creatures of Darkness, she is terrifying. Just ask the Dementors.
  • Martial Pacifist: Prefers to avoid violence most of the time. That being said, if she does decide it's necessary to fight, she can easily kick butt.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Fires off a real beauty just before taking on a horde of Dementors, in response to their attack on Harry and Sirius.
    Cathy:Here I plant my standard...and here I stand.
  • Religious Bruiser: Extremely faithful to God, and one of the strongest members of the Potter Armory.
  • Smite Evil: Extremely antithetical to Creatures of Darkness such as Dementors. She serves as the Armory's big gun when it comes to dealing with pure evil.

     Bill 

A revolver from the Old West. Wyatt Earp's favorite pistol.

     Crocea Mors 

The sword famously wielded by Julius Caesar. Also called Goldie.

     Dracul 

A spear forged by a member of the German Potters who fell to the dark side. Was later claimed by the English Potters.

     Tsukiakari no Suzu 

Originally a generic kyu gunto who was abandoned by her original master once he found a proper katana, Tsukiakari was picked up, named, and turned into a masterpiece by Ian Potter.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Ian Potter enchanted her with spells developed from his study of those on Juuchi Yosamu.
  • Covert Pervert. Hides it well, but she's pretty perverted. Of course, her first real master was Ian Potter
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Excels at fighting large groups. Not so great at one-on-one.
  • Cute Bruiser: Looks like a late-teenage girl and cute as a button. The most powerful kyo gunto ever.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: One of the enchantments that Ian used on Tsukiakari was to enchant her true self so if her blade ever got damaged, she could simply sheathe the pieces of herself and her blade would repair itself.
  • Magic Knight: Like her first master Ian Potter, she fights with spells and steel at the same time.
  • One-Man Army: Is easily able to clear a trench full of undead by herself during Verdun.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Cheerfully calls Juuchi and Honjo her senpais.
  • The Unchosen One: Originally a generic Kyu Gunto. Was heavily enchanted by Ian Potter to be a masterpiece of a blade in her own right.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From mass-produced kyu gunto to second-in-command in the battle to reseal Verdun.

     Big Iron 

A cannon.

     Nightbane 

An enchanted bayonet. Formerly belonged to the Evans family of Harry's mother Lily who wielded him in World War One, World War Two, Korea, The Cold War, and the Falklands.

  • Bayonet Ya: A crack shot and never happier when on the end of a rifle.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: When pinned down by a machine gun pit, grabs Ehren and Sabah to "invite Cousin Fritz for a spot of tea and biscuits".
  • Gallows Humor: Refers to the news of Verdun waking up with 'showing the Frogs how to do it right' and then quotes Rudyard Kipling's poem Tommy.
  • Sergeant Rock: A career British NCO and proud of it.

     Juuchi Yosamu 

The masterpiece of the swordsmith Muramasa, capable of cutting anything, but causes her wielder to want to use her indiscriminately. Unless they're a Potter. Currently the honor blade of the Potters.

     Amelie 
A blunderbuss owned by the Potters.

     Taiyang 
A dao forged by Tamamo-no-Mae. Currently wielded by Natsumi.

Ono Clan

A clan of Kitsunes now linked directly with Yokosuka Naval Base and Harry Potter-Nagato.

     Natsumi 
A young Kitsune and Harry's classmate from before he began to attend Hogwarts. She is training to be a miko with her aunt.

  • Beyond the Impossible: She gains a second tail at the age of thirteen, or around eighty to ninety years earlier than she should have when she absorbs the power of the Sesshou-seki, the very stone that, according to Japanese legend, is the Tamamo-no-mae's corpse, during the battle with Kuroshi.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: While it's obvious to everyone who knows her that she is crushing hard on Harry, this is also complicated by her being a Kitsune and needing to keep that a secret. It drives her up the proverbial wall on many an occasion. As of now, the secret is out.
  • Childhood Friend: To Harry.
  • Hero of Another Story: Some snippets feature her and Shiromizu investigating yokai misadventures.
  • Kitsune: Yes. And everyone knows, but Harry is afraid to tell her he does, due to the old stories of such things. It all gets sorted out during the summer after his second year at Hogwarts, when she reveals just what she is to him during the battle with Kuroshi.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Considering that Natsumi is the reincarnation of Tamamo-no-mae and Harry is implied to be the reincarnation of the one person Tamamo loved, this very much seems to be the case.
  • Secret Legacy: A friend of her family's is Hoshi, a full nine-tailed Kitsune, who may or may not be her grandmother or great-grandmother. To add to the reason why it needs to be kept completely secret? Hoshi is confirmed to be the daughter of Tamamo-no-mae.

     Haru 
The miko of a local shrine sometimes attended by Harry and the Shipgirls at Yokosuka. She is actually a Kitsune with great experience and skill with magic.

  • The Gadfly
  • Kitsune: A four-(later five-)tailed one.
  • The Mentor: Is training Natsumi as a Miko, and has helped Harry perfect his skills with Ofuda. Is also training Shiromizu in many things as well.
  • Really 700 Years Old: A Kitsune's tails indicate how many centuries one has been alive. Haru starts the story out with four.

Yokosuka Naval Base

     Admiral Goto 
Admiral Isoroku Goto is the commander of the shipgirls at Yokosuka Naval Base, and de facto commander of Japan's shipgirl force.
  • Not So Above It All: He appears to have accepted and running with the shenanigans and quirks of shipgirls.
     Kongou 
The British-born Fast Battleship Kongou
  • A Spot Of Tea: Kongou enjoys English-style tea, and can quickly set up afternoon tea in a few seconds with the help of her sisters.
  • Berserk Button: Threats to tea or instant iced tea will bring out the "Black Tea Demon"
  • Engrish: While Drunk. However, being drunk combined with her Berserk Button make her sound like a Chav.
  • Genki Girl
  • Hidden Depths: Beneath her normal genki persona is a very thoughtful, wise mind, resulting from her long time service with the Imperial Japanese Navy and being among the first shipgirls to appear following Blood Week.
  • Large Ham
     Ooyodo 
Admiral Goto's main secretary, alongside Nagato.

     Mikasa 
The Legendary Pre-Dreadnought Battleship that served as Admiral Togo's flagship during the Battle of Tsushima. Now awoken as a shipgirl. Enjoys sneaking around Yokosuka via the vents, and is part of Goto's office staff, given her relative obsolescence.
  • Four-Star Badass: The flagship of Legendary Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō during the battle of Tsushima, she is highly respected.
  • The Gadfly: She especially enjoys annoying Kongou, or "Chibi-Kon" according to her.

     Haruna 
  • Badass Driver: As her namesake mountain is featured in Initial D, this trope is played for all its worth. Haruna drives a Toyota Corolla AE86 painted exactly like the iconic car in the manga, with plenty of Eurobeat music. She also regularly races, with plenty of hair-raising stunts and drifting.
  • Happily Married: To Rose Potter. They officially tied the knot aboard Haruna's spiritual hull.
     Shinano 
The third Yamato-class shipgirl, who was converted from a battleship into a carrier during her construction.
  • Alternate Self: Had a dream where she met an alternate version of herself, from a What If? scenario where the Axis won World War II instead of the Allies. She...hadn't enjoyed her life. This was not just a dream, as when Shinano woke up, she had a folder provided by her alternate self.
  • D-Cup Distress: Shinano does not like the size of her fuel tanks, viewing them as a reminder of her conversion from a battleship into a carrier.
  • Shrinking Violet: Is extremely shy.
     Kaga 
  • The Gadfly: Enjoys ribbing Zuikaku, to the point of having a pet turkey named "Zui Zui" and getting Harry to call Zuikaku a turkey as well.
     Akagi 
  • Badass Driver
  • Big Eater: She, along with Iowa, managed to complete the Nine-Heads Food Challenge, a nine-course feast in a Yokai sports bar that has defeated Oni, Taka Nyudo, Uwabami, and even a Mizuchi.
     Ryuujou 
One of the shikigami-using onmyouji carriers, she helped train Harry in using that form of magic.
  • A-Cup Angst: Averted. She is proud of her "distinctive figure" and enjoys trolling others, including Admiral Goto, about it.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Her distinctive accent is translated as a very southern US drawl.
     White Plains 
One of the Casablanca class escort carrier of Taffy 3. Has somehow become "momboat" to the entire Yamato Class. Including Warship Number 111 and Warship Number 797, two members that were never completed.
  • Badass Adorable: She acts like a kid most of the time and loves sugary cereals, but she is also a Carrier of Taffy 3.
  • Team Mom: Acts as such for the Yamato Class and derivatives.
     Naka 
A natural-born, Naka was an aspiring Idol Singer hampered by the industry before discovering her shipgirl nature. A frequent livestreamer that often co-hosts with Harry Potter-Nagato, whom she affectionately calls "Chibi".
     Naka-Alpha 
This special duplicate of Naka has somehow summoned thanks to the Original Naka and Harder. She is in fact based on the original hull for Naka that was destroyed while under construction by fire during the 1922 Kanto Earthquake. This version was scrapped after the fire and construction on Naka was restarted after laying down a new keel.
     Sendai 
     Ooi (Birth name: Yuuko) 
     Kitakami (Birth name: Rika) 
     Fubuki 
     Mutsuki 
     Yuudachi 
     Kana Originally: Kaga 
Kanazawa (usually called Kana) is the shipgirl form of the Tosa-class Battleship Kaga, prior to her extensive rebuild as an aircraft carrier. She is normally assigned to Fubuki's group.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Amusingly, she has taken to calling Fubuki her sempai, much to the destroyer's bemusement.
  • Student/Teacher Romance: Has a crush on her "sempai" Fubuki. Is now officially in a romantic relationship with not just Fubuki, but the other girls who are in their fleet.

     Tenryuu (Birth Name: Ryoko Matsuda) 
A single mother who found out her twin daughters were natural-born ships, then found she was one herself.
     Tatsuta 
     Ikazuchi (Birth Name: Aki Matsuda) 
     Inazuma (Birth Name: Ami Matsuda) 
     Ume and Sakura 
Formerly a pair of hitobashira for an island caldera run by the Kamo Government. Later summoned as twin installation shipgirls of the caldera.
     Louisiana 
The spirit of the paper ship USS Louisiana.
  • And I Must Scream: Being a paper ship, when Louisiana was summoned, the nature of the ritual effectively had her trapped in a coffin. And the wizard who summoned her had done so using the last of his life energy. It was only some Dream Spying from Harry, the kitsune on Yokosuka, and other paper shipgirls that allowed Louisiana to be saved.
  • Chef of Iron: Louisiana is EXTREMELY skilled at cajun cooking. She is also a battleship.
  • Gratuitous French: Likes to call Harry "mon cherie" and Natsumi "ma cherie".
  • I Owe You My Life: Definitely feels this way towards Harry and Natsumi.
     Yahagi (Birth Name: Kawa) 
A natural-born who greatly looks up to Yamato.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Before she was awoken, Kawa idolized Yamato, and dreamed of joining the JMSDF to work alongside her. Now, she gets to fight by Yamato's side as a shipgirl.

Sasebo Naval Base

     Admiral Richardson 
Admiral John Richardson, USN.
     Jane Richardson 
Jane Richardson is the daughter of Admiral Richardson. For all intent and purposes, a close cousin of Harry Potter.
     Mutsu 
The sister of Nagato, Mutsu has become an aunt to Harry, as well as wife of Admiral Richardson, currently pregnant with twins, now officially born as Mirai and Mary.
    Hiei 
The second of the Kongou sisters. A close friend of Admiral Richardson, served as Best Woman/Battleship during Admiral Richardson's wedding to Mutsu.
  • Genki Girl: On par for her portrayal, she is very enthusiastic in whatever she does, such as going along with Kongou's ideas.
  • Lethal Chef: Ironically, she is good at cooking American Southern cuisine, particularly comfort foods like fried chicken.
     Jintsuu 
     Arizona 
     Shimakaze 

Kushiro Naval Base

     Captain Tanaka 
The commander of Kushiro Naval Base, currently being groomed for flag rank by Admiral Goto and The Chief of Maritime Staff.
  • Brass Balls: Find out a large Abyssal Fleet is heading his way and that he will not get support in time, he goes out and meets with them to find out why they're there in the first place.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: He is in charge of Kushiro because he pissed off one of his superiors, who tried to get him cashiered and had to settle for that while doing his best to ensure that Tanaka never received the supplies or support in the amounts he requested.
  • Reassignment Backfire: Said reassignment and the problems he gained from it causes him to forge positive relations with the locals to ensure that his base is largely self-sufficient, puts him in position to make peaceful contact with the Fleet of Laughter, and gets him put on the short list to to promotion to Rear Admiral anyway.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Violates orders to retrieve Akebono and Kasumi, resulting in his reassignment to Kushiro.
     Akebono 
     Kasumi 
     Settsu 
Kawachi-class semi-dreadnought. Acts as Tanaka's Secretary ship due to her issues.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Due to her history [[note: Settsu was used as a target ship and later as a decoy ship in WWII]] she has the sometimes disturbing, but mostly hilarious habit of cosplaying as other shipgirls, and perfectly mimicking their voices.
     Kamoi 
  • Foreign Queasine: She tends to offer delicacies from Hokkaido to Tanaka, mostly for her own amusement.
  • Troll

Naval Base Kitsap/Bremerton

     Admiral Smith 
The Commander of US Shipgirls stationed in the Pacific Northwest
     Sarah Gale 
     Washington (BB-56) 
The North Carolina-class battleship of Guadalcanal fame.
     Kirishima 
The Third (or Fourth) member of the Kongou-class.

Naval Station Pearl Harbour

     Missouri (BB-63) 
Iowa-class Battleship. She is the defacto flagship of the shipgirls defending the State of Hawaii.
     Hawaii (CB-3) 
Alaska-class large cruiser, who is also a Hawaiian Natural-born.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

     Professor Albus Dumbledore 
The Headmaster of Hogwarts, as well as good friend of HMS Victory.
     Professor Minerva Mc Gonnagall 
Transfiguration Teacher and Head of Gryffindor House.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Her job is rather trying when your boss is Albus Dumbledore, and some of your students are military brats.
  • Retired Badass: Jumped into Normandy on D-Day as part of a magical commando team alongside Professor Sprout and Augusta Longbottom. Every year on June 6th they lift a toast to their comrades who did not survive World War Two.
     Ronald Weasley 
One of Harry's friends at Hogwarts. A close friend of HMS Warspite which develops into romantic feelings
  • The Engineer: Thanks to meeting Warspite, he becomes determined to fix her lingering injuries and battle damage, including her infamous rudder issues stemming from the Battle of Jutland. As a result, he has self-educated in naval engineering. His hard-earned expertise is shown as he was able to produce builder-quality blueprints for Warspite.
    • It has become a Running Gag among the commenters that he should be nicknamed Scotty, and be dressed in a Starfleet engineering uniform.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: His girls are subtly training him into being this.
  • Hero of Another Story: Main character of the Ron, Warspite, and Duke and then Weasley's Warship Workshop side stories involving Ron and the girls dragged into his orbit.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Ron originally met Warspite at a chess tournament and still enjoys a good game with her and the other girls. As for the intelligence, he has blueprinted Warspite's complete design by hand before he turned fifteen.
     Hermione Granger 
Muggle-born Gryffindor, and one of Harry's friends at Hogwarts. Revealed to be in fact the Dido-class light cruiser HMS Hermione, as well as the sole heir to the Dagworth-Granger estate.
  • Fan Nickname: Due to her acting as the token Only Sane Man, many omakes tend to call her "HMS Done With This Shit", due to her frequent exasperation at the antics of Harry and the RN Submarines.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Unlike in canon Harry Potter, Hermione is descended from the Dagworth-Grangers.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Understandably given her sinking, Hermione has a fear of submarines. Of course it doesn't help that she has attracted the attention of RN submarines, all of who appear to have adopted BRIAN BLESSED as their patron saint.
     Neville Longbottom 
     Daphne Greengrass 
Female Slytherin in Harry's year.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She is getting a lot of amusement fromt he antics around her.
     Draco Malfoy 
Harry's rival (of sorts) in Slytherin
     Cormac Mc Laggen 
A Gryffindor who is one year above Harry Potter

Weasley's Warship Workshop

The cast and crew of the Ron, Warspite and Duke and then the Weasley's Warship Workshop canon side stories.
  • Amazon Brigade: As has been noted, Ron's requirements for girls to interest him are beautiful, leggy, and come with battleship-grade naval artillery in 355-406mm caliber (14" for Duke to 16" for Brigid) to wreck massive shop in a fight. Blond hair optional. Engineering issues that he can fix for them a must.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: While Ron won't exactly be small when fully grown, he's firmly in "average" territory. Warspite, being the shortest of the group of girls is merely around six feet tall. Duke, Jean Bart and Brigid are all taller and Summer clocks in at roughly nine feet tall. None of them are exactly willowy either.

     Ronald Weasley 
See: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

     Warspite 
The Queen Elizabeth-class battleship HMS Warspite, Pennant 03. The most decorated ship in English history with no less than seventeen battle honours including her first action at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

  • Boisterous Bruiser: She hides it very well but Warspite has more than a streak of this. Designed in a time when closing in on the enemy to slug them harder was still the leading naval theory, her nature is only added to by her own history. She's also much more outgoing than the other girls in the fleet, though in an admittedly British manner.
  • Four-Star Badass: The most senior ranking RN shipgirl on the front lines (only Victory and Dreadnought are more senior) and still enjoys a good scrap.
  • Proper Lady: Like her mother Dreadnought, is elegant, classy, and will bring heavy naval artillery to bear if needed in the service of HM the Queen.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Outnumbered 4:2 and caught in a crossfire by Abyssal battleships in the Channel? Raise Nelson's 'engage the enemy more closely' signal and nail it to the mast.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Needed a wheelchair or a cane to move on land thanks to damage lingering from the Battle of Jutland. Later averted, as Ron was able to heal all of her old war wounds.
     Duke of York 
The King George V-class battleship HMS Duke of York, Pennant 17. Launched shortly after the beginning of the Second World War.

  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Duke was very much focused on being a battleship instead of a person when she came back during Blood Week. This lead to her being socially isolated until Warspite and her sister ships helped pull her out of said isolation. Being introduced to Ron accelerated and helped finish the process.
  • Gentlewoman Snarker: While a Proper Lady, Duke certainly has her moments when she deploys a wit as sharp as her sword, such as this exchange with Ron. note 
  • Ladyof War: Duke is a quintessential example, carrying a sword on her at most times despite having ten 14'' cannons to call upon at any time. She's also quite the lady when called upon, much more comfortable in somewhat regimented scenarios than expressing her own emotions at times.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Has trouble with her quadruple 14" turrets jamming because of their technological complexity.
     Jean Bart 
Spirit of the last battleship ever built and commissioned. Currently running convoy escort missions while incomplete.

  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Completely and utterly subverted by Jean Bart. She hearkens to the glorious French history of victory in warfare under Napoleon Bonaparte and Foch and has elan in spades.
  • Cool Bike: Jean Bart has a BMW S 1000 RR she bought and uses regularly to transport herself anywhere not on water.
  • Handicapped Badass: She came back in the half-completed state that she was in at the Battle of Casablanca in 1942. So she only has one of her two main gun turrets, her fire control is jury-rigged, and she only has half her boilers installed. She still saved Casablanca when she came back in a brutal knife fight inside the harbor that drove the Abyssal attackers off.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very much wants to prove herself as one of the best battleships ever built. Is eagerly looking forward to the day when Ron Weasley completes her construction using the magic that he has developed so she can fight at full strength.
  • Jumped at the Call: She was offered the choice to come back early and incomplete to save Casablanca, or wait and return at full power. She did not hesitate for a moment to get into the fight immediately.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Of all the girls, Jean Bart is most noticeable for her height/legs aside from Summer, who is absolutely gigantic. The Richelieu class being nearly 70' longer than the KGV class and Brigid (who is roughly an Iowa class), being more well rounded.
     "Summer" 
The Spirit of an Abyssal Installation who Ron Weasley found and befriended.

     Brigid 
A damaged Abyssal Battleship Princess who is in custody at Passel House

     Victoria Passel 
The manifested spirit of Passel House, which Ron buys to establish as a Royal Navy auxiliary repair and refit base along with being the home of his future family.

  • British Stuffiness: She has a very bad case of this.
  • Genius Loci: She is the house and grounds of Ron's property and is aware of everything that happens there.
  • Good Old Ways: Awakened in the early 1900s and is helping subtly train Ron into a perfect Victorian gentleman.
  • Irrational Hatred: Thanks to Colombe visiting her house in 1899 for a disastrous dinner party and then Jean Bart showing up in short shorts, her Edwardian prejudices against the French as licentious decadent Continental perverts were 'proven correct'.
  • The Jeeves: Appears as a head chambermaid dressed in a Edwardian Maid's uniform, and is the perfect domestic servant. Can manage the whole house by herself, but is happy to have some domestic assistance with the gardens.
  • Old Retainer: Has been manifest for a century or so and has plans to be this for Ron's family.
  • Values Dissonance: Victoria has the values common for her youth in the Victorian and Edwardian era. This is a problem since France was the historical British rival, and hatred between the two countries ran deep until World War One. While she is not a bad person, Jean Bart and Colombe have both accidentally pushed her Berserk Button about 'scandalous behavior' pretty hard.

Ship of Fools

The cast of the Ship of Fools canon sidestories

Apply to the Malfoy family as a whole:

  • Ambition Is Evil: As befits the canon characters, they are all ambitious nobles.
  • Anti-Villain: That said, they do want the muggle and magical worlds to defeat Voldemort and other threats to humanity... so long as they wind up near the top of the pyramid when the dust settles.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Leaders of a faction of pureblood noble wizards, although they tend to Pragmatic Villainy in their actions.
  • Blue Blood: A member of the Sacred 28 Pureblood family register, although they are pragmatic about marrying outside immediate relatives to allow 'fresh blood' into the family tree.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The Malfoys really do care for each other and accept their Franco-Belgian cousins in the du Chastelers after making contact.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Malfoy family's creed is that 'family looks after family' and they follow that. In addition, Lucius is horrified by Voldemort's plans to turn secondborn children of his followers into Obscurials, leading to him distancing himself from Voldemort when Narcissa is pregnant with his firstborn.
  • Fiction 500: One of the richest wizarding families who have also made discreet investments in muggle industries for when the Statute of Secrecy crashes. Currently they are preparing to ride out the inevitable reveal.
  • Heel–Face Turn: All of them are going through this to some extent thanks to their love for each other and their family.
  • Plenty of Blondes: All of the cast without exception are blonde ranging from peach/strawberry (Johnston) to platinum/silver (Niobe)
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Very well connected in magical England and looking to expand their influence outside Magical England.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Also very wealthy from their legitimate and otherwise business interests.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To Arthur Weasley, Abus Dumbledore, Amelia Bones, and Augusta Longbottom in their long-standing attempts to prevent Dolores Umbridge from causing major problems with her influence over Minister of Magic Fudge.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Despite being a dark shade of gray and escaping imprisonment for supporting Voldemort on a technicality, the Malfoys are highly respected (and feared) members of society.

     Draco Malfoy 
See: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
     Lucius Malfoy 
Draco's father and head of the Malfoy family.

     Narcissa Malfoy 
Draco's mother who married in from the House of Black

     Johnston 
The spirit of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Johnston (DD-557). Draco's first haremette.

     Washington 
The spirit of the Colorado-class battleship USS Washington (BB-47)

  • The Consigliere: Serves this role for Draco.
  • Handicapped Badass: Because she was sunk as a gunnery target in 1922 as a result of the Washington Naval Treaty, she came back without all of her main guns.
  • The Unfavorite: To the United States Navy. Other ships were summoned to fight the abyssals, but she was not called for until Draco summoned her to give her a chance to prove herself. Even her name was reused for the North Carolina-class USS Washington (BB-56).
  • Undying Loyalty: To Draco for allowing her to finally serve as more than a floating target to be used for weapons tests.

     Cleopatra 
The spirit of the Dido-class light cruiser HMS Cleopatra (33). Draco's second haremette.

     Niobe 
The spirit of the Gazelle-class protected cruiser SMS Niobe. Draco's third haremette.

  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The veteran and experienced Brains of the ShipGirlfriend Trio.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: A Phlegmatic aristocratic lady who has surprising hidden depths under the elegance and grace.
  • Freudian Trio: The analytical Superego of the three shipgirlfriends.
  • My Greatest Failure: Being seen as worthless when the High Seas Fleet went out to the Battle of Jutland. Losing her sister Frauenlob there cemented it in her mind.
  • Sole Survivor: Of her class of cruisers. Three of her then-obsolete sisters were sunk in action during World War One and all the rest but her were scuttled or scrapped thanks to the Treaty of Versailles. She soldiered on as a coastal defense ship for Germany, then Yugoslavia and Italy until being sunk in 1943.
  • Spirited Young Lady: While has the mannerisms of a Wilhelmine German noble daughter, is also a skilled political analyst and understudy for Washington. She can be quite aggressive toward Draco.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard: Is very affectionate toward her 'Darling' and a very hard worker.

     Nimue 
  • Country Mouse: Raised in small-town Idaho by adoptive parents for the first 14 years of her life.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments and gets enjoyment with running commenatry on her big brother's romantic entanglements and wizarding society.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: Draco's younger fraternal twin sister who was raised by one of Lucius's allies in America to keep her away from Voldemort.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: The hayseed small town cheerleader was trained in wandless magic by a top-tier Hit Wizard and plans to be a Classy Cat-Burglar tweaking the nose of Dark Wizards worldwide.
  • Separated at Birth: Was promptly taken to be raised by someone Lucius trusted after she was born, specifically because he wanted to ensure she would not get caught up in the Blood War.
  • Tomboy: She grew up in the country and likes to hunt and fish as well as being a cheerleader for her high school.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: To Draco Malfoy until puberty kicks in. Especially obvious when she borrows his clothes.

     Ehren du Chasteler 
See Du Chasteler Family/Butterknife Bastards

Royal Navy

     Victory 
     Dreadnought 
Serves as Secretary ship (and secret lover) of the First Sea Lord. The first modern battleship.
  • The Dreaded Dreadnought: The trope namer. Despite her relative oblescence, she can punch will above her weight, as some Abyssal battleships found out the hard way while attacking Britain.
  • Proper Lady: Pick any sub-trope from the list, it likely applies to Dreadnought, Mother of All Modern Battleships.
  • Retired Badass: Just like in history, has retired to shore-side duties to let her more modern daughters take the fight to the Abyssals. Still does not change the fact that she has ten 12" naval guns and shortly after Blood Week wrecked two Abyssal battleships that on paper vastly outclassed her.
     Hood 
     Ark Royal 
The carrier famous for crippling Bismarck, now frequently trying to prank her old target, though often with little success.
     Queen Elizabeth (00) 

Allied Abyssals

With the Abyssal War in a stalemate, the various fleets have responded in different ways. Where some continued on with the mindless, pointless conflict, others have decided to side with Humanity. Beware though: Unmarked Spoilers ahead.
    Shared and Miscellaneous Tropes 

    Pacific Allies 
Consisting of several fleets: Hoppo's original fleet and their successors The Fleet of Laughter, Wanko's fleet in the Timor Sea, and The Twin Princesses within a day's sail of Yokosuka.
  • Adorkable: Nemo who trips over her own feet while sailing to the shore, and is still very confused about some human customs we take for granted. This hits near-diabetes-inducing when she hides behind Takumi, who's a highly squishy ordinary human, when some shipgirls spot them.
  • Action Girlfriend: Nemo to Takumi. She's an Abyssal Cruiser who could conceivably march her way through anything a ground army could throw at her that isn't a nuke and laugh it off until other shipgirls show up. To be fair, Takumi is the male version of this, considering he's a very squishy Ordinary High-School Student but didn't even panic when she sailed right up to the beach in front of him as their first meeting.
  • Cool Big Sis: Although not legally a member of the Nagato family, Hoppou and Harry both consider Wanko as their older sister.
  • Everyone Knew Already: Nemo's relationship with Takumi. While it's still more or less secret by those knowing Takumi, until an accidental discovery by Akagi, Nemo however was found out almost immediately. Her siblings and the Twin Princesses find it adorable. To the point that virtually the entire OTHER meaning behind the second treaty event was to allow the two to walk around in public without hiding. She kind of blows a fuse over this, briefly.
  • Hot Librarian: Supprin is this to a tee, if more a secretary (which can be just as hot). As in, Wanko's Secretary of Commerce, Energy, and Labor all rolled into one. There are very good reasons why she's considered Ooyodo's Abyssal counterpart. And a certain studious Weasley has most definitely noticed.
  • Neutral No Longer: Wanko really didn't care much one way or another about the other fleets of the Abyss... Up until they tried to kill Hoppou.
  • Retired Monster: Tanya, one of the first Allied Abyssals, was a bog-standard battleship devoted to her duty. After taking a critical hit in a raid, she was captured and then shown kindness by the doctor who was brought in. Years later and even after having been repaired, her admiration for the doctor is so great that all she wants is to stay by her side.
  • Revenge: Aeroprin's reasons for hunting down and killing her fellow Abyssals. She was once a destroyer in Hoppou's fleet, and believed that Hoppou had been killed by Abyssals who did not like that she had no interest in fighting humans so long as they left her and her territory alone.

     Atlantic Allies 
In the Atlantic, there rules Porta Abysseum Atlantia (formerly the Ancient Atlantic Gateway Princess), the last of the Elder Princesses, who seeks to secure the safety and prosperity of her subjects, at the expense of The Abyss.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: Porta's subjects adore her like a living goddess. Humanity are more... Wait and see.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Ocean Liner Demon. Is the dark mirror of RMS Olympic, bitter at the world - specifically at warships - for things like her sisters both sinking so young, among other things.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Stab, Reivana the Twilight Sparkle Re-Class's tail whose intelligence she ascended with application of Blasphemous Abyssal Eldritch Bullshit.
    Hi! I'm Stab, and I'm an abomination of Science!
  • Defector from Decadence: Unlike her sisters, Porta saw from Day 1 that declaring war on Man was a dumb idea and that it would end up in Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies. So she buggered off as soon as she felt she could get away with it.
  • The Dreaded: No one in Porta's fleet dares cross The Demon's ire... And lives.
  • Genius Loci: Porta represents Man's lust for Land, Gold, and Empire across the Atlantic in the New World, with the Azores and Canady Island chains as her Seat of Power. The islands being major stopovers for those early expeditions and colonization, literally "Gateways in the Atlantic."
  • Good Is Not Nice: Yes, she is fighting on the side of Humanity. Yes, during her time siding with her sisters, she was very benevolent ruling the Azores. Yes, her dream is to have a prosperous realm where the seas are at peace, and her subjects can live a life untouched by war. But break her laws, or defy her decrees about Humans and Abyssals being equal to the law, or be a terrorist in her lands, and you will be begging for death by the time she is done with you.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Ocean Liner Demon is content to be subjugated by the Princess. Because otherwise, she would be nothing but The Berserker, murdering without restraint. See Restraining Bolt.
  • Heel Realization: Porta, after hearing that Isley couldn't tolerate the Dementors of Azkaban, initially dismissed her defeat as being due to a lack of recon. Upon later getting a taste of their aura through Reivina, she was ultimately forced to reassess her opinion.
  • The High Queen: Ancient Atlantic Gateway Princess when holding court, in private she's an unashamed mistress of intrigue who believes in the Divine Right of Kings, the power of the coin, and is currently working to secure peace between her realm and the humans to make sure that the Abyssals under her rule in the Atlantic aren't all killed. With her as The Emperor, of course.
  • Magnificent Bitch: Always one to enjoy a good ploy.
  • Meaningful Rename: "Ancient Atlantic Gateway Princess" is a very apt and descriptive name... Unfortunately it's a mouthful and doesn't lend itself to an easy nickname. So when meeting with Man in order to secure peace, she rapidly offered an easier name... In the style of the Romans: Porta Abysseum Atlantia.
  • Modest Royalty: Porta does not wear the typical attire of royalty... Actually, she doesn't wear much at all. I guess you could call her Immodest Royalty.
  • The Power of Hate: The Demon can survive things that, frankly, no Abyssal should be capable of. Her response? '"My Hate is to strong."'
  • The Purge: Two! The first was sending out The Wrongful Heir to the Throne and those loyal to her to die against St Brendan's. Next, loyal agents of hers had infiltrated neighboring fleets to engage in a false flag long game operation to get said neighbors to kill each other.
  • Restraining Bolt: When she was first spawned, Ocean Liner Demon was insane with Hate and Rage, and it was only by being magically enslaved by Porta that she was able to control her own actions.
  • Royal "We": Gateway, when tending court.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is consistently spelled in official chapters "Porta Abysseum Atlantia." However, an unfortunate number of readers in the forums call her Portia or Atlantica.
  • Stripperiffic: While the Abyssals are not known for being exactly conservative in their dress, Porta is jokingly called "the one that doesn't like clothes" among readers - Her top is in essence a pair of straps maintaining the illusion of decency, and her skirt is two panels of fabric held on by a clip.
  • Token Good Team Mate / Token Evil Teammate: Was the former while with her sister Elder Princesses, and now the latter with the Humans.

United States Navy Shipgirls

This section includes American shipgirls not stationed in Japan.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Befitting their size at the end of World War II, there are hundreds of American shipgirls, though only a few are featured here.
     Enterprise 
The most decorated American warship of WWII.
  • No Sense of Direction: On a trip from Yokosuka to Kure, Enterprise somehow drove to Shikoku even with written directions (though it was written in Japanese).
  • Those Two Guys: A close friend of the Japanese battleship Yamato. Frequently bickers with the Japanese battleship.
     Hornet 
  • Airstrike Impossible: Thanks to the legendary Doolittle Raid, she is regularly seen launching B-25 bombers from her flight deck. This proves especially useful when dealing with Installation-type Abyssals.
     Iowa 
The lead ship of the Iowa-class Battleships, who became a natural-born. Currently involved with Davie, Willie D.'s brother.
     New Jersey 
Based on the character from Belated Battleships.
     Alaska 
     Saratoga 
     "Toga" 
     Wisconsin 

     William D. Porter 
Nicknamed "Willie D.", the infamous Fletcher-class destroyer is a natural-born, whose older brother is dating Iowa, much to Willie D.'s exasperation.
  • Olympic Swimmer: Prior to her awakening, Willie D. was actually a talented swimmer, with dreams of entering the Olympics. She is now one of the few non-submarine shipgirls that is actually comfortable swimming underwater.
     Taylor 
One of the 175+ Fletcher-class destroyers built in WWII.
  • Angel Unaware: When in Japan, Taylor is often accompanied by a large white 'dog', which she has named Sunny. Although there are a couple of people who have recognized Taylor's 'dog', nobody's told Taylor she's walking around with Amaterasu.
  • Berserk Button: Attempts by Marina Militare officers to recruit her, due to her bad history with the Italians.
  • Insistent Terminology: Taylor does not have a boyfriend. She just has a really good friend, whose hugs she likes. This did not stop him from accompanying her to Haruna and Rose's wedding.
  • Mythology Gag: She looks a lot like the character from Worm, thanks to a long-running fanfic crossover with Kantai Collection. Most of her sisters like pointing out the resemblance; even to the point where the first version of the Shipgirls Online forum was created solely to tease her about it. Taylor does not appreciate the comparison.
     South Carolina 
BB-26, the US Navy's first Dreadnought, and as such the Mother of All American Battleships.
    Rhode Island 
A gutted hulk of a Re-Class that was secretly taken in by the US Navy, and rebuilt as an American warship.

  • Cloning Blues: Rhode Island. Short-lived and subverted in that 1) she's a repaired brain-dead Abyssal, 2) the issue isn't about her identity, but more if she would be fighting her 'kinfolk' or not.
  • Easy Amnesia: Yes and no. After all, you'd lose all of your memories too if a random artillery shell gutted your brain-case.
  • Expy: Let's see... Deep Southern twang, wears a Stetson, has a "dog," respects honesty... Hey there Applejack!
  • Red Right Hand: Going by her blonde hair and normal-colored eyes, you'd never take her for a former sea demon... Except for the giant tail coming out of her spine... That is also a dog.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: South Carolina was her main influence during her rebuild. This really should have been expected.
     Nevada 

Royal Canadian Navy

     Diana Lombard 
     Bonaventure 
  • BFG: Despite being a light carrier, her rigging includes a C 1 A 1 D Battle Rifle, which can fire at full auto.
  • Running Gag:

     Habbukukuk 
     Haida 
     Niobe 
     Ottawa 
Rear-Admiral Lombard's Secretary Ship
     Rainbow 
     Tandy Ferguson 
A member of the Fleet of Laughter, who joined the Canadians after marrying the XO of HMCS Regina. Recently ascended as a Battleship Princess, making her the first abyssal princess to serve in a human navy.

Bundesmarine

The German Navy. This includes shipgirls from the Kreigsmarine and Kaiserliche Marine.
     Admiral Hartmann 
  • Running Gag: His car tends to end up in the oddest places, usually after some drunken revelry.
     Bismarck 
     Graf Zeppelin 
     Tirpitz 
     Prinz Eugen 
     Hanna Lutzow 

Marine Nationale

The French Navy
     Jean Bart 
See Weasley's Warship Workshop
     Richelieu 

The Masamune Blades

The sword spirit tsukumogami of weapons crafted by the swordsmith Masamune

Tropes for the family as a whole:

  • Animate Inanimate Object: As tsukumogami, they generate an avatar after a century of age. Their real bodies are their highly enchanted weapons.
  • Badass Family: All of the members are minor kami.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: All of them are National Treasures of Japan.
  • Fan Nickname: The Bread Knives.
  • Feuding Families: With the Muramasas.
  • Master Swordsman: What you get when you have spirits who have practiced with their true forms for centuries.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Tokunotakai is the youngest manifested member and was crafted in 1511. She looks to be in her early twenties, while her eldest sister Kotegiri is a well-preserved late thirties.

     Masamune-no-Kotegiri 
The eldest member of the family, a katana owned by the Emperor of Japan.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her name of Armor Cutter dates to a battle in 1355 when she cut a fully armored opponent's arm off with a one-handed blow during a civil war.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Kotegiri serves as the Emperor's voice. She is also easily on par with Honjo and Juuchi.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Senior Imperial Advisor to the Chrysanthemum Throne...
  • The Dreaded: ...and when called upon Lord High Executioner of Japan. Has called three men "Master" in her time; Emperor Showa (Hirohito), Emperor Meiji, and Oda Nobunaga.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Totally committed to the cause of a strong, prosperous, unified Japan. Willing to take all necessary steps for that dream as the direct advisor and executioner of the Emperor of Japan.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: Wears a traditional kimono, and has an impressive closet full of them in her room in the Imperial Palace. One in the back is blood red silk with the Oda clan heraldry that she wears to perform executions.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Polite, calm, a perfect lady. Also one of the three most powerful and deadly Masamune blades and the strong right hand of Oda Nobunaga during his battles to unify Japan.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: How she fights, with single, precise perfect, killing blows.
  • Team Mom: For the Masamunes she acts as a firm hand on them using Politeness Judo.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Hearing about the Kamo Government's plan to take the rest of the world with them left Kotegiri extremely displeased. Emperor Heisei shared the sentiment, bidding her to don the Oda Kimono again.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Extremely so from her centuries at court.
     Masamune-no-Honjo 
Katana who is the most powerful of the Masamunes. Returned to the Tokugawa Clan by Harry Potter.
     Masamune-no-Musashi 
The daisho katana and wakazashi set of Miyamoto Musashi
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Always looking for a good challenge of her skills or a good party.
  • Catchphrase: Her standard greeting of "<Name>, let me whittle a bokken and kick your ass!" Alternately "<Name>! Do you want me to give you a beating?" to her sisters.
  • Challenge Seeker: Strives to perfect the Way of Swordsmanship by going on adventures and getting into trouble.
  • In Harm's Way: Is striving to continually improve the Way of the Sword by her life experiences.
  • Master Swordsman: While all the Masamunes are incredibly skilled, Musashi is notable by being the most skilled of them all to the point that she is one of the most powerful in a fight because of her skill versus her enchantments unlike Kotegiri and Honjo.
  • Spirited Competitor: Is shown to have no animosity to Truman refusing to fight her because of her oath despite Truman being almost as skilled as she is. Also refuses to fight a distressed Tokunotakai and instead tries to help Toku cope with her first battle.
  • Strong and Skilled: What makes Musashi a powerhouse is that while her baseline level of power is good but not great within her family (on a par with Fudo and Toku), she excels at getting the most out of it thanks to continual training and centuries of combat experience. She is only 'weak' in comparison to another legendary blade, though.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: Speaks in Kansai-ben, also laid back, interested in fun and fighting and living day to day. Very much not an idiot, though.
  • Walking the Earth: No set location or master, she obeys the final command of Miyamoto Musashi to "perfect her understanding of the Way of the Sword".
     Masamune-no-Fudo 
A tanto dagger consecrated to the Buddhist deity Fudo My'oo. Serves the Owari branch of the Tokugawas.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Fudo has had an inferiority complex and viewed herself as "not a true Masamune" since she never did any great heroic deeds unlike her sisters. Her wish to prove her worth was granted — by having to face down a partially resurrected Orochi in a solo fight until help could arrive. A monster that the first time took a major Shinto deity to kill.
  • Berserk Button: Threats made toward her little sister Tokunotakai. This dates to Toku healing her after the firebombing of Tokyo where Fudo realized her mistaken belief in Japanese superiority had killed her lover.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lost the love of her life Gorota Tokugawa during World War Two, a war that Fudo supported.
  • The Don: Often mistaken for a high level Yakuza because her blade etching gives her a back tattoo, she wears expensive suits, works as a Vice-President of her family's construction company, and drives a loud American limousine. All of which are stereotypical signs of a yakuza member. Despite this and her divine patron nudging her periodically to destroy criminal syndicates that transgress the unwritten code of the underworld, she is no gangster. Everyone just thinks that she is.
  • The Dreaded: To the Yakuza. They all see her as the Angel of Fudo My'oo's Wrath upon those syndicates who transgress, and speculate which oyabun she really works for.
  • Glory Seeker: Wishes to prove her worth and that she belongs. Ironically, she does not understand that she is really a Small Steps Hero and contrary to what her sisters think, she did have Kyoshu on the ropes in their last fight in 1923.
  • Hot-Blooded: As her sisters joke, she is the Muramasa of the Masamunes. She is short tempered, and always spoiling for a fight.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a full-back tattoo of Fudo My'oo thanks to her blade being etched. Is frequently mistaken for a yakuza, which does Fudo's temper no favors.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: With the best of intentions, shared the spells she had developed to fight Kyoshu with Sub-Unit 942 and supported the militaristic Kamo magical government during most of World War Two.
     Masamune-no-Tokunotakai 
1511 Katana commissioned by the Takeda Clan to be an offering to the primary shrine of Hachiman to gain favor in war.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Toku to her sisters (and the readers); To-chan to her lover Co-chan.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: A nice and sweet girl who is a trained exorcist and one of the best instructors in kendo and kyudo in Japan.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A mild example in her backstory. Toku was not seriously challenged in her skills after meeting her sister Musashi in 1623 and got a bad case of arrogance and an unwarranted superiority complex develop as a result. This lasted until Colombe showed up in 1864 and defeated her. Combined with a What the Hell, Hero? speech from Hachiman who compared her understanding of Bushido unfavorably to Colombe's, she realized how badly she was backsliding and rededicated herself to heroism.
  • Miko: A shrine maiden of Hachiman assigned to the Hachimangu in Kamakura.
  • Only Sane Man: Has to keep her sister Fudo, her lover Colombe, and the rest of the du Chasteler family's hijinks under control.
  • Opposites Attract: With her lover Colombe du Chasteler. She is a spiritual, quiet, humble shrine maiden with Hidden Depths.
  • The Paladin: Consecrated to the service of the Shinto deity Hachiman, the Protector of Warriors. Also forged and enchanted to embody the Seven Virtues of Bushido, which can superpower her spells and abilities.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Polite, modest, humble, dutiful. A skilled warrior and exorcist who can fight Colombe toe-to-toe.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: The first time she met Colombe in 1864, they fought after Colombe called her out on her arrogance as 'Miko Punchable Face'. The second time they met in 2013, Toku was much wiser and humbler and won the rematch because she had mastered herself. Shortly afterward, they started regular sparring with each other, and their budding mutual respect and Unresolved Sexual Tension finally resulted in a Love Epiphany during A Union of Bread And Butter.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: In conscious imitation of her older sisters Kotegiri and Honjo.
     Masamune-no-Truman 
The spirit of the Truman Masamune, kept in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Missouri
  • The Atoner: Volunteered herself for hostage duties in part because of her actions decapitating Chinese prsioners during the Rape of Nanking.
  • Going Native: When she left Japan in 1945, she was a classically Japanese lady. In 2014, her avatar has shifted to a blond-haired blue eyed American girl who looks like President Truman's daughter.
  • Grave-Marking Scene: Has placed Cherry Blossoms on President Truman's grave on the date of Japan's surrender and his death every year since 1972 to honor him.
  • I Gave My Word: Truman swore an oath to keep the terms of her captivity secret (to avoid further humiliation and bad feelings) and to refrain from using her abilities or fighting as a willing hostage. This provoked an argument when Musashi in 1954 unknowingly challenged her for a spar before offering to take her home. Truman refused.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Because Independence, Missouri being somewhat out of the way, Truman has been rather out of touch with the magical world, to the point of not even being aware that the Statute is on the brink of collapsing.
  • Retired Badass: One of the more powerful Masamunes, now working as a gardener with her true body locked in a warded display case.
  • Take Me Instead: As part of the surrender terms, MACUSA demanded one of the four most powerful Masamune blades as a hostage. Kotegiri was symbolically the Emperor's blade and would have humiliated Japan, Honjo vanished and was unavailable. Truman sacrificed her freedom so Musashi would be free to follow their shared Master's teachings.
     Nameless 
The spirit of a Masamune blade who was captured and magically subjected to memory alteration spells. Very little is currently known about her. Has been hinted that she is actually Masamune-no-Yawarakai-te, Juuchi Yosamu's counterpart.

  • Badass in Distress: Was captured by a war criminal magician from Sub-Unit 942 and had her knowledge of how to use herself, ability to speak and walk, and even her name taken from her. Not even her sisters know who she really was. Masamune himself doesn't remember who she really was.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With the amnesiac Kyoshu.

The Muramasa Blades

The weapon spirit tsukumogami of weapons crafted by the swordsmith Muramasa.

Tropes for the family as a whole:

     Akutoku 
The Sword of Corruption, Katana. Her power is to give insane courage to her wielder.

     Chisuheri 
The Bloodlust Blade, daisho katana and wakazashi set. Her power is to use blood shed by her to heal the wielder.

  • Blood Knight: Before her conversion to Buddhism she turned her owners into a bloodshed-craving berserker.
  • The Fettered: Welded her blades into their sheaths during the run-up to World war Two to preven them being used. Has since broken the seal on her wakazashi to fight the Abyssals.
  • Healing Factor: Her primary power is to self-heal herself and her weilder by consuming blood. The more blood that she sheds, the more powerful that she gets.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Chisuheri was abandoned and forgotten in the attic of a Buddhist monastery for several decades before she could manifest. She realized that the greatest battle that she could fight was against her own evil nature and cravings for blood.
  • Hulk Speak: Before her heel-face turn spoke about herself in the third person.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Fights with her fists and magic rather than draw her blade if at all possible.
  • Martial Pacifist: Reasonable, calm, and level-headed as befits the Buddhist monk that she is.
  • Only Sane Man: Along with Umitsubame, is the primary cat-herder of the Muramasa family.
  • Thisis Your Brain On Evil: Her bloodlust is horribly addictive and terrifies her. She has been explicitly described as a recovering drug addict who found religion.
     Juuchi Yosamu 
The greatest and third youngest of the Muramasas.

See the Potter Armory.

     Kagotsuruhe 
The Sword of Hopelessness, katana. The most terrifying and darkly aspected of all the Muramasas.

  • Bad Powers, Good People: Crafted from every dark, unholy, and blasphemous reageant that Muramasa could get his hands on to create soul-shattering fear and terror. Well adjusted, stable, self-controlled, and a rather nice person...for certain values of a person.
  • Creepy Good: Thanks to a long line of mentally stable and morally just wielders and role models in the Urabe Clan is a reasonably nice person within her limits. Does not change the fact that she can be terrifying without trying.
  • The Dreaded: Able to literally kill with fear or drive people insane with the terror that she generates with her powers. For obvious reasons also has a undeserved bad reputation in the magical community.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • The Fettered: Her sheath is in fact a seal on her powers. Even drawing her blade an inch causes frost to form, the temperature to plummet, and the focus of her attention to suffer his worst fears and nightmares brought to life. Drawing her further exponentially ramps the power up and makes her fear powers hit everyone around her.
  • Humanoid Abomination: To date, no one has seen her avatar's true form and had their sanity intact afterward. It even terrifies Dementors. The Kago everyone interacts with is a mask over something far more alien.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Judging from the mad screams of terror emitted by the man who ordered Nameless to be tortured and then watching hungry Dementors flee madly from the sight of her, very much yes.
  • The Sociopath: She has vestigal emotions at best and can only comprehend emotions by feeding on them. In the modern era, she works as an actress who is eternally typecast into terrifying villains.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Literally a sociopath and also one of the good guys who acts as the ultimate person to break up family fights.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of the last member of the Urabe Clan in her arms. She was unable to weep for him, and is trying to obey his last dying order to "find a way to smile for yourself, Aunt Kago". Later on is seen to be afraid of disappointing all the positive role models in her life with the Urabe.
  • Uncanny Valley: Falls squarely in the middle of this. Her facial expressions are patently faked, and she flips from one to another like pulling a fresh card from a deck.
     Kansha 
A cooking knife set crafted by the elderly Muramasa shortly before his death as an act of gratitude. The youngest Muramasa.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: His avatar looks about ten years old. Acts his age to all his big sisters (except Suisei who he gets along well with).
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Has many of the same sharpness enchantments as Juuchi Yosamu and Umitsubame, which make him surprisingly deadly.
  • Badass Family: Two in fact. His 'birth family' of the Muramasas and Harry Potter's family, after Juuchi gave him as a Christmas gift to Harry.
  • Berserk Button: Masamunes and Buddhists who imprisoned him to try to purge his evil in the 1800s.
  • Chef of Iron: While not a weapon of combat, he is quite capable in a fight. Filleting fish is little different than filleting attackers of his kitchen.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Very much so in a serious fight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sarcastic and acerbic to his sisters and others who do not have his respect.
  • Expy: Of Yusuke Urameshi.
  • Friend to All Children: However, to those in need such as the Akizuki sisters and hungry children, he is a total softie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Snarky, sarcastic, and put-upon, but a good person deep down with serious respect for fellow cooks and people who enjoy his cooking.
  • Supreme Chef: As one might expect from a chef who has been practicing his trade for four centuries. One of the happiest days in his long life was discovering that the Potters collected many cookbooks for non-Japanese cuisine.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: As a set of a dozen cooking knives, can shift his avatar around from blade to blade in a fight or generate multiple avatars.
     Kyoshu 
The Sword of Faded Memories, katana. Her power is memory manipulation. "Mou, it is?"

  • Amnesiac Resonance: Has forgotten how to fight and use her memory manipulation powers normally, but her combat reflexes can reeemerge under stress.
  • Amnesiacs are Innocent: Her post World War Two personality is that of an amnesiac young child in an adult body.
  • Amnesiac Villain Joins the Heroes: Before World War Two, she was the tormentor of her sisters. Afterward, she is effectively their ward.
  • Beyond the Impossible: How her memory manipulation powers worked. While the dead and full kami were immune, she could cause anyone to forget anything in their memory, implant false memories, or cause anyone to forget that her victim even existed. She could also shift her blade to insubstantial or a form that resisted getting cut by Juuchi.
  • Catchphrase: "Mou" when her short term memory buffer overflows and resets, "If I find the Mizuchi I get a prize!" is a Running Gag formed whens he met her sister Juuchi. Also known as 'The Sword of Goldfish Memory' to her sisters.
  • Death of Personality: Word of God has stated that the Kyoshu from before World War II is gone forever. Considering what she was like, this is probably a good thing.
  • Dirty Coward: Not afraid to run away from a fight that she looked to be losing in her original state.
  • Expy: Of Okita Alter.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In the one scene we have hinting at what happened to her during World War Two, she is restrained, unable to talk, and reduced to silently begging for the viewpoint character to shoot her to put her out of her misery as she is wheeled in for another 'test' of her memory powers.
  • Forgetful Jones: As long as she is performing an action, she can stay more or less on track. The moment she is distracted, her memory 'resets' and she starts over from scratch (for example an attempt to style the hair of her grandniece Ying staretd with a French braid, then cornrows, then floofing it, and finally odango hair buns). Likewise, it is a total crap shoot if any memory will be uploaded into long-term storage, and how it will come out if it does.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Her family has accepted that the person in her body now is not the same as the Alpha Bitch who tormented them for centuries. They also keep a constant eye on her just in case her evil past personality looks to be reemerging.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Nameless who also suffered from the abuse of her powers.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: What you get when someone with severe memory issues dresses herself. Nothing matches. Nothing.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Her constant tormenting of Fudo forced the Masamune blade to develop a spell that would allow her to be imprisoned by nullifying her phasing power. Then Fudo shared it with the Japanese mages of Sub-Unit 942 who claimed to be looking into ways to reverse Kyoshu's effects. Which they were in part to weaponize her abilities to control memory after she volunteered to work with them. Because she had also tormented her sisters for centuries, no one came to rescue her for almost a decade.
  • Manipulative Bastard: The former incarnation of Kyoshu delighted in tormenting her sisters and the Masamunes by targeting those around them such as owners, loved ones, and allies.
  • Playing with Puppets: Her former evil persona's M.O. In her final fight with Fudo in 1923, she caused the bodyguard mages to forget how to breathe, and was planning to turn the wife of Fudo's owner into a gloating message for Fudo who would then cut her own throat with a post-hypnotic command. Fudo interrupted Kyoshu, so that the victim only forgot her husband and sons.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: While her avatar is in her 20s, the rest of this trope applies. She is very old and her amnesia makes it near-impossible to transfer memories into long-term storage. Any distraction or pause in a string of actions causes her to 'reset' and start over again. She also has severe comprehension issues which resulted in her badly misreading that Juuchi wanted to kill her as opposed to a 'friendly duel'.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Her motivation for tormenting her sisters. Being surpassed by other later swords such as Juuchi Yosamu caused her to want to tear all the competition down to build herself back up into the greatest of the magical swords of Japan.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Whatever happened to her while in the clutches of Sub-Unit 942 during the Second World War totally destroyed her memory. It is to date unknown whether they inflicted it upon her, or she inflicted amnesia upon herself in an attempt to escape the horrors that she was subjected to. What is known that even Kyoshu in all her past cruelty did not deserve what was done to her.
     Norimune 
The Unrepentant Blade, 1511s nodachi greatsword commissioned for the Uesugi Clan to curry favor with Hachiman. Her power is the ability to control luck.

Father of Colombe d'Aubigny du Chasteler, Jacklyn Fox, and Delilah de Breuil.

  • Anything That Moves: Just like her daughters Colombe and Jacklyn, had quite an appetite for romantic conquests. This included siring three children on three separate women and Benjamin Franklin, among many others.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her unique magical power lets her force the best positive luck for a time, but she must suffer an equal amount of negative luck to build her positive balance back up. Also if she goes too long without conflict in her life, her bad luck turns on herself.
  • Combat Pragmatist: As one might expect with her experiences, Norimune believes that fair fights are for suckers. Seen when she bear maced Tsukiakari.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hoo boy. Norimune has had a very rough time of her life indeed.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The good news for Norimune is that The Masquerade is failing and her actual heroism will soon come to light, her daughters have tracked her down to establish tentative reconciliation with her, she has met her grandchildren, and there are hints that the spirits of her beloved pirate ships may soon be summoned. Plus the spirit of her great first love Julie d'Aubigny is waiting for her as a fellow Servant of Hachiman in Takamagahara which she can visit as a kami. As well, her role in stopping Verdun will be recognized.
  • From Bad to Worse: Rejected by the priests of Hachiman, passed through a variety of users with no firm attachments like a bad penny, get picked on by Kyoshu, decide to leave Japan to see the world as a mercenary, meet the great love of your life only to have her die unexpectedly while you are on campaign, have your prized and beloved enchanted pirate ship get stolen and then get sunk in your attemt to reclaim her, have the International Confederation of Wizards write your heroic deeds out of history to preserve The Masquerade, incorrectly think that the mother of your youngest child had betrayed you so you flee her before finding out that she is pregnant, get blackmailed into fighting for Imperial Japan in World War Two, get imprisoned for being a war criminal, and finally when your daughters show up, one of them wants to beat you up for dishonoring her mother.
  • Iron Woobie: Despite the multiple kicks to her over the centuries, will still do the right thing under protest.
  • The Lost Lenore: No less than three. Julie d'Aubigny was one of the great loves of her life, and Julie's death emotionally shattered her. She also had a deep love for her enchanted pirate ship Impenitent which was sunk at Trafalgar grappled to her replacement ship Lex Talonis. Finally, she had a messy break-up with Delilah's mother Jezabel de Breuil when she thought that she had been betrayed by misunderstanding a conversation Jez was having with her father.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: All her shattered hopes, betrayals, and failures real and perceived have welded these to her face.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bitter, cynical, acerbic, and vulgar, but under all the scars and pain she is still a hero.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Thanks to one of her first owners being a Kitsune, her avatar manifests with fox ears and tail.
  • The Paladin: Like her old rival Tokunotakai and her eldest daughter Colombe, Norimune is consecrated to Hachiman as one of his Blades who serve as an independant troubleshooter.
  • Noodle Incident: Her entire life has been a string of these.
  • Parental Abandonment: Has the bad habit of not realizing that sleeping with other women when her oversized blade is unsheathed results in pregnancies for them. No less than three times, although in Norimune's defense Julie died in childbirth, and Sally Gray was in prison as a pirate when Jacklyn was born. Thus still does not excuse her burning Jezabel's letters unopened that would have told her about Delilah.
  • Retired Badass: After narrowly escaping execution for war crimes after World War Two, Norimune has laid low after getting out of prison. The arrival of her daughters has started to pull her out of her shell, though.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Has fought in battles from the SengokuPeriod to WorldWarTwo and the scars run very deep.
  • Tsundere: A particularly grumpy and jaded version of one. This attitude was established as a defense mechanism after one too many traumas in her life.
  • The Unfavorite: Rejected for her size and ostentatious decorations by the priests of Hachiman although not by the deity. Thinks of herself as a failure of Muramasa's swordsmithing, although her creator is actually very proud of what she has done.
  • Walking the Earth: Spent almost four centuries doing this. The only continents that she has not spent time in are Australia and Antartica. This caused Colombe no end of problems trying to trace her trail.
  • Vitriolic Best Buddies: With Akutoku who punches her buttons and in turn allows Norimune to blow off steam by fighting someone who can take it.
     Suisei 
The spirit of a tanto named 'Fading Comet'. Currently helping her ancestral family run a bakery in Tokyo.

     Umitsubame 
The Waterwitch Blade, the spirit of a Su Yari spear and the second youngest of the Muramasas.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: In her own words has the 'diet-lite version' of Juuchi's enchantments. She can cut anything that she believes that she can cut.
  • Berserk Button: Threats to her family, especially Kyoshu.
  • Blade on a Stick: An incredibly sharp and durable spear who can fight Juuchi toe to toe.
  • Only Sane Man: Primary cat herser of the Muramasas. A master potion crafter who makes sure to have a large supply of Calming Potions on hand at all times for her use.
  • Team Mom: Nicknamed the "Muramasa Momblade" by her sisters.

The du Chasteler Family/The Butterknife Bastards

The children and grandchildren of the sword spirit Muramasa-no-Norimune

  • Animate Inanimate Object: As tsukumogami, they generate an avatar although their real bodies are inanimate objects. Colombe, Jacklyn, Delilah, and Ying all had their true body manifest when they were born, while Ehren and Claire are the classical tsukumogami spirits of their heavily enchanted and handled by people of significance (Adolf Hitler and Claude Debussy respectively) dagger and piano respectively.
  • Badass Family: All of them with one notable exception are quite deadly combatants.
  • Fan Nickname: Butterknife Bastards for Norimune's daughters. Dumpster fires are frequently referenced and invoked.
    Columbe d'Aubigny du Chasteler 
Oldest daughter of Muramasa-no-Norimune, she is the spirit of her rapier.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: The enchantments that allow Juuchi Yosamu to cut through literally anything were temporarily applied to her true self at one point.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Still calls Mei Yuying, a former lover and the mother of her eldest child, Dumb Egg, as a term of endearment, even though the two have grown apart and moved on with their lives. Yuying, in turn, calls her 'Silly Melon'.
  • Beauty Brainsand Brawn: The Big Guy of the three sisters. Colombe is the best fighter of the three hands-down and a good leader who generally defers to Delilah.
  • Berserk Button: Do not betray your own family and do not engage in the kind of racist atrocities that are blights upon one's history that your nation or people will never live down.
  • Catchphrase: Mostly by the fans, but a lot of incidents tend to result in her saying "Not My Fault!" either in story or in various posts as a reader response.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Hoo boy, she has a bad case of this.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Largely due to her Chronic Hero Syndrome and Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right! attitude, life has not been kind to her.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Let's just say that her Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right! tendencies have managed to make the magical world get the wrong idea about her.
  • Honor Before Reason: If she gives her word, she will keep it no matter the personal cost to her.
  • Magic Knight: A capable wandless magician with a varied and powerful arsenal of spells from multiple magical traditions thanks to her experiences.
  • Master Swordsman: As a rapier spirit, she is a natural swordswoman and swashbuckler with centuries of practice and experience.
  • Noblesse Oblige: She was raised as a noblewoman and takes the explicit and implied responsibilities of the nobility very seriously.
  • Noodle Incident: Has been at the center of many, many over the last 300 years.
  • Older Than They Look: That apparent late 20s blonde with the rapier was born in 1707.
  • Opposites Attract: With Tokunotakai. She is a hot-headed, active, physical warrior noble family's bastard daughter.
  • The Paladin: Swore herself to the service of the Shinto warrior deity Hachiman in 1902. She is mainly used as a way for needed rocks to be turned over to get festering problems cleaned up.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother Julie d'Aubigny suffered from Death by Childbirth and her biological father Norimune was unaware of her existence because she was fighting in a war at the time. This had negative consequences on Colombe's psychology.
  • Parental Substitute: Adopted and raised by Jean-Francois du Chasteler in accordance with her mother's dying wish. In Colombe's eyes, Norimune may be her Father, but Jean-Francois is her Papa and the touchstone in her life.
  • Royal Rapier: Colombe is a noblewoman, and her true form is a rapier. It doesn't get much straighter than that.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: A lot of her Hero with Bad Publicity aspects and law breaking are due to the fact that she will not stand idly by if she sees an injustice.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Colombe spent the first two centuries of her life obsessively hunting down Norimune to duel her for abandoning the pregnant Julie d'Aubigny. One key step in their relationship mending was realizing that Norimune never knew that her mother was pregnant, was emotionally shattered by news of her mother's death, and Colombe had accidentally abandoned Mei Yuying who was pregnant with her own firstborn Wei Ying who tracked her down in turn. In addition Colombe inherited Norimune's enchantment that steers her into conflicts when she is due for bad luck.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: While she is good at hiding it, she is a veteran of many wars and atrocities and they have left their mark on her.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Dear Lord, this woman has had a difficult life.
    • Her father left her mother before either of them knew she was pregnant.
    • Her mother died giving birth to her and she was raised by a stepfather while knowing that she was illegitimate.
    • Her beloved younger half-sister was guillotined in front of her eyes during the French Revolution which led to her first arrest warrant for violating the Statute of Secrecy to save her grandnephew.
    • Her great-grandnephew, Hippolyte, turned into a Dark Lord and tried to kill her with betrayal. Twice. The second time involved stranding her in the worst colonial hellhole of the 19th Century and a walk out across equatorial Africa.
    • At one point she almost died fighting another Dark Lord in Africa, only being saved by receiving a contract from Hachiman.
    • She was unable to prevent the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in 1914, and as a result of the fallout volunteered for the Western Front of World War One. Including fighting in the Battle of Verdun ''twice''
    • Even after killing Hippolyte, he had set up a spell to possess a photograph of him, allowing him to continue to taunt her.
    • After her first meeting with Tokunotakai, she was told by Hachiman that she could not find her father just yet which sank her into a depressive spiral as her life's ambition was yanked away from her.
    • World War II had her meet a German officer named Wolff. Her attempts to get him to stop believing the Nazi ideology only resulted in her seeing a good man double down and become a monster in more than one sense of the word.
    • When her daughter manifested from Wolff's dagger, Colombe flipped out at her SS uniforn that the innocent Ehren was wearing unknowingly and nearly killed Ehren upon first meeting. This put severe strains on their relationship.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: She always acts in a way that she believes that her adopted father would approve of and wishes she could get his approval for what she's done after his death.
  • Wild Teen Party: Colombe got expelled from Beauxbatons in 1724 after a night of debauchery that included three casks of port wine, four veeler 'entertainers', a sword and spell duel atop broomsticks flying through the building with her friend with benefits Gabriel Potter, and running the sleeping draught drugged Headmistress up the flagpole in her nightgown. Considering that she had been previously warned that one more incident would get her expelled...
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Like her father, she can burn banked luck to get the best positive results. However, her negative luck results in her running into crimes against humanity which trigger her Chronic Hero Syndrome.
     Jacklyn 'Jackie' Fox 
Middle daughter of Muramasa-no-Norimune, the spirit of her 1723 cutlass.

     Delilah Naomi de Breuil 
Norimune's youngest daughter, the spirit of her 1847 Colt Dragoon revolver.

  • Beauty Brainsand Brawn: The Smart Guy of the three sisters. Delilah is the one that the others look to for plans to get out of trouble or into trouble.
  • Code Name: Delilah de Breuil, MACUSA Colonel in the Corps of Aurors, MIB Special Agent Ocelot. Chief Agent of the Winters Network.
  • Cultured Badass: Thanks to her mentor in MACUSA being EmilyDickinson is an amateur poet and is quite well-read.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Delilah grew up in a broken home with a mother who deeply regretted her breakup with Norimune, so Delilah was pushed to be a hero to make her absent father proud. Her first friend 'Uncle' David Potter died at Gettysburg. Her initial meeting with Zamarad resulted in the Ifrit being trapped in a ring by the Nazis. In order to liberate Zamarad to get an unconstrained answer to the question if Zamarad truly loved her back, Delilah had to take down a powerful Shayatan posessing a man she knew after fighting across Europe in world War II. Then, the way she got her parents to finally start resolving their breakup involved a near death experience on an unsanctioned operation in Kingsport that nearly killed Delilah (and Zamarad). After all that, though, Delilah's parents are finally talking again, she is Happily Married, and both she and Zamarad are pregnant with twins after returning from the Underworld to be with their true love. Also her efforts to fight for the soul and ideals of America will be vindicated and recognized.
  • Hand Cannon: Her true body is the most powerful black powder revolver ever produced and fires .44 caliber bullets.
  • Girls with Guns: Normally Delilah has her revolver body and one to two backup weapons plus her wand. On an actual mission in World War II behind enemy lines, she brought three pistols, a sniper rifle, a shotgun (all enchanted), three knives, two wands, a garrote, and grenades.
  • Gun Nut: Unsurprisingly, Delilah has a love of firearms, and quite a private arsenal in both her residences.
  • The Gunslinger: She's a 150 year old revolver spirit, this comes with the territory.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In a rolling high-speed chase through Tokyo, she put all eight shots at the driver into a five inch diameter circle on the bulletproof windshield centered on his torso.
  • Magical Native American: Eleventh in her class at Ilvermorny, adopted Lakota Sioux, and a medicine woman of White Buffalo Woman.
  • Nerves of Steel: When Delilah lets her sociopathic side out to play, she can discuss dangerous plans without even flinching.
  • Only Sane Man: Frequently gripes about needing to buy a leash and muzzle for both her sisters.
  • Stealth Expert: A trained spy and sniper.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: All the Muramasas have a dark side. With Delilah, letting her bloodlust loose turns her into a Sociopathic Hero who 'services targets' in the most brutally effective and precise way possible.
  • Vitriolic Best Buddies: With her niece Wei Ying. This dates all the way back to their school days in Ilvermorny during the 1860s.

     Estelle Maria Barmejo-Du Chasteler 
The spirit of Jean-Francois du Chasteler's misericordia parrying dagger. Forged in 1697 and manifested in 1798, she is the oldest 'daughter' of Colombe du Chasteler.

  • Anti-Magic: Thanks to her special forging Estelle is able to ground out and nullify many spells directly cast on her including the Killing Curse. She is also a mobile 'blind spot' in detection and divination spells.
  • The Cartel: The Spanish branch of the Malfoy (Malafé) Family, who are led by Grindelwald's disciple Sieglinde are Estelle's nemesis with tentacles throughout Latin America.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She has had several key figures in her life 'leave her behind'.
    • She was gifted to Jean-Francois' daughter Colombe du Chasteler for a 15th birthday present, and served Colombe well and faithfully, only to watch helplessly as Colombe was knocked overboard by a pirate's spell in 1745, leaving her to be plundered. She still mourns her First Mistress.
    • Right before she manifested in 1798, the sea chest she was stored in was thrown overboard when her current owner Sinbad the sailor was in the process of being shipwrecked.
    • She met and was trained by Norimune and swore allegiance to her magical mercenary group, only to be betrayed by their employer and then have Norimune (apparently) die in front of her eyes when her ship sank at Trafalgar.
    • Ran into her (unknown to both) aunt Jacklyn Fox repeatedly and gets creeped out by Jackie trying to flirt with her. Which leads to bar fights.
    • Fell in love with Simón Bolívar as a leader and a man, only to watch his dream of a well governed and well-led South America end in infighting and corruption as The Liberator died in poverty.
    • Fell in love again with Isla de Padilla in 1890s Puerto Rico, only to lose her to an infected gunshot wound and malaria during the Spanish-American War. Uses Isla's family hacienda coffee planation as her home base.
    • Has regularly butted heads with her other aunt Delilah de Breuil when the MACUSA agent is sent to meddle in Latin American politics. They view each other as respected enemies who can someimes be worked with though. After each shot the other in 1920s Mexico.
  • Dashing Hispanic: She was forged by the smiths of Toledo, Spain, her avatar is Latina, she is a mistress of disguise, an athletic and precise combatant, quick thinking in a crisis, and is known as the mysterious revolutionary ''La Paloma''.
  • Fantastic Catholicism: Recieved a vision (and occasional missions) from St. Igantius of Loyola and operates as a magical troubleshooter for the Jesuits (primarily) in Latin America. Needless to say the upper echeclons of the Catholic Church have known about magic and the supernatural since 1814 when she signed up.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: A Choleric hotheaded idealistic revolutionary who is driven to fight the good fight by the ghosts of her past failures and losses.
  • Immunity Disability: However, her ability to ground out magical spells make her a very weak mage despite being a highly enchanted weapon.
  • La Résistance: Has a network of sympathisers, "ears", and helpers across Latin America, and has worked with revolutionary movements to help tair down oppressive overlords. In particular, she was an ally and lover of Simón Bolívar and still carries a torch for him and his ideals.
  • Knife Nut: Subverted. While Estelle's true self might be a parrying dagger, she prefers to use other weapons to match the current situation.
  • Religious Bruiser: Very very Catholic. Even more deadly and skilled.
  • Spicy Latina: A Hot-Blooded Action Girl who is a fanatical crusader against corrupt authorities, and has a well buried sweet side? ¡Si!
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: How she infiltrates and then escapes the Malafé compound.

     Wei Ying 
Colombe du Chasteler's second oldest daughter, and the spirit of her Chinese dao sword.

  • Always Gets His Man: A senior member of the Royal Canadian Magical Mounted Police. Caught up to her father Colombe after a century-long manhunt.
  • Canadian = Hockey Fan: A massive Edmonton Oiler fan after meeting Wayne Gretzky. Which is a point of argument with her mother Mei Yuying who roots for the Vancouver Canucks.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father Colombe accidentally impregnated her mother just before getting her on a boat to North America. Ying grew up on tales of her father's heroism, and set out to track Colombe down to clear her father's name.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: Overlaps with My Greatest Failure for her. In World War Two, Ying was trapped behind Japanese lines in Hong Kong. Upon seeing the Japanese atrocities performed there on civilians and prisoners of war, she became the magical serial killer Lady Kitsune who preyed on the Japanese and Chinese collaborators responsible. This cut especially deep since she is sworn to the service of Guan Yu, the Chinese deity of Righteous Justice.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: A Sanguine type B Tsundere (generally she is sweet and fun but has a hidden aggressive vicious side that can slip into Yandere tendencies when pushed the wrong way) who is good with relationships thanks to being the Big Sister/Eldest Aunt of her large extended family and her police command.
  • Kitsune: Her mother Mei Yuying is a huli jing Chinese fox spirit, and Ying has inherited some of her powers, specifically shapeshifting and illusion magic.
  • Ki Manipulation: Her preferred means of Magic Enhancement making her faster, stronger, and tougher than the norm.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: A master of the Mei Five Ancestors style of Martial Arts and tenth in her class at Ilvermorny.
  • Masterof Disguise: Her illusion skills and shapeshifting abilities make her a superb undercover cop.
  • Secret Keeper: Her mother had to flee China with her father's help because the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom wanted her dead in 1855. Unknown to Colombe, this was because the Mei family are the hereditary guardians of the Writing Set of the Shi (Scholar/Gentry Caste)note . The Writing Set of the Shi is also one of the Five Treasures of China that bestow the Mandate of Heaven upon the next founder of an Imperial Dynasty. This becomes quite relevant when the Mandate of Heaven is required to be reestablished. Ying herself has her oath of service to Guan Yu inscribed on her blade with the Writing Set.
  • Vitriolic Best Buddies: With her aunt Delilah de Breuil. This dates all the way back to their school days in Ilvermorny during the 1860s.
     Claire du Chasteler 
Colombe's middle daughter and the spirit of her 1873 Bösendorfer grand piano.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Claire is surprisingly trollish in her understated way. For instance, playing the main theme from Jaws to herald the appearance of a coffee-deprived Ehren before breakfast.
  • Dichter and Denker: The musician variant of this German description (technically Austrian for her).
  • Duet Bonding: With her future husband Antonio "Tony" Stradavarius Potter. Their courtship is them playing pieces for each other as musical competition interspersed with duets.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Oh so very much. Music is her life.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: A shy Phlegmatic sweetheart who is empathetic and sensitive. She gently manages the people around her with a velvet glove to make them happier.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Claire is known to coax songbirds to perch on her case or even her finger when playing outdoors, and attracted the positive attention of Wolf-Mother when playing by herself as her family fought Verdun.
  • The Heart: Everyone in the family without exception loves and adores Claire. Even Kagotsuruhe.
  • Hidden Depths: She normally appears painfully shy and withdrawn in social settings — unless she is playing music or the conversation turns to music, at which point in time she blossoms. Also she is quite insightful and empathetic in her attempts to comfort and strengthen those around her.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Was able to completely No-Sell Kagotsurehe. To be fair, Kago was just visiting to troll the du Chastelers...
  • The Ingenue: The Precious Cinnamon Roll of the du Chasteler family, and a wide-eyed innocent and happy soul.
  • Lonely Piano Piece: Frequently seen when her family members are fighting to protect her.
  • Loveat First Note: With Tony both ways. Ironically playing the same song, namely her namesake piece in Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune.
  • Mood Motif: Expresses her emotions in her music and plays music as a soundtrack for her family's antics.
  • My Friendsand Zoidberg: All of her extended family are top-tier mages and martial artists and incredibly lethal. Claire is a pacifist, and has yet to even throw a punch.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Hair the ebony and skin the elephant ivory of her keyboard. She is also the only non-blonde du Chasteler family member.
     Ehren du Chasteler 
The youngest du Chasteler daughter, the spirit of her 1937 SS-Ehrendolch dagger.

  • The Atoner: She feels intensely guilty for her past naive belief in Hitler before she found out the truth.
  • Bad Dreams: Ehren has nightmares about getting dragged back into the zombie infested spirit of Verdun. Those ones are easier to bear than her other nightmares where she is a proud member of the SS serving as an officer in one of the extermination camps. She hides this very well behind her cool demeanor save to Claire, Niobe, and Draco, who have seen under the mask.
  • Darkand Troubled Past: She was created to serve Nazi Germany, and given to a fanatical SS officer who Colombe seduced on a mission. Colombe acquired Ehren when Ehren's dagger body was wedged in Colombe's guts. Then Ehren manifested and Colombe misread her intentions toward Claire badly....
  • Disappeared Dad: SS Officer Helmar Wolff, her first Master. Who was a Nazi vampire killed by Ehren and Colombe.
  • Eager Rookie: She treats Colombe as a mix of a superior officer and a beloved mother.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: When she loses control on the part of her she calls Grendel she reverts to SS uniform on her avatar.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: A Melancholic self-critical and hyper-organized ice queen who holds herself to impossibly high standards and is honorable, brave, and utterly loyal.
  • Germanic Efficiency: Highly disciplined and organized workaholic.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ehren did not take Nazi Germany's crimes well at all and is seeking for a way to permanently deface the SS symbols on her hilt. Unfortunately, her mother's preservation spells on her before she woke up make it difficult.
  • Heel Realization: Shortly after she manifested, she decided to find out why Colombe hated and feared seeing her in SS uniform. So she looked up Nazi Germany on the Internet....
  • Honor Before Reason: Like her mother, she is utterly devoted to a code of personal nobility and honor based on pre World War One Prussia. This is even lampshaded in her blade inscription "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" (My Honor is Faithfulness).
  • Ice Queen: She is cool and standoffish to those who she does not know thanks to her trust issues. However, once someone manages the difficult task of getting her trust, she is a very sweet girl.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Ehren toward Draco Malfoy when she realizes that her budding crush on him conflicts with her responsibilities to help Delilah and Colombe navigate the Statute of Secrecy's collapse. In addition Ehren swears not to interfere with Draco's relationships with the shipgirls who love him because she feels unworthy because of her Nazi past. note 
  • Morality Pet: Claire in Ehren's eyes. Ehren dearly loves her Big Piano Sister. Lampshaded during Ehren's Darkest Hour when she thinks of Claire being abused by her Vati in her place and decides it is better that she suffer rather than Claire.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Has severe PTSD from assisting in taking on the reawakening Verdun, to help seal it. To wit, the sound of thunder causes Ehren to assume a Troubled Fetal Position. Especially if it's dark.
  • Undying Loyalty: One of her distinguishing traits forged into her soul, best exemplified by her reaction to the news of Verdun awakening and threatening Western Europe. "Where you lead, I follow, Mutti." note 
  • What You Are in the Dark: During her kidnapping by Wolff, Ehren is seen alone, exhausted physically and mentally by her Vati's indoctrination to make her a good SS member, believing Kasuyu is dead so no one knows where she is in an Unplottable valley in the African jungle, and having to tap into her Nazi heritage to fool Vati. She resolves to fight his influence on her as best she can despite it being (as she sees it) hopeless because her honor and duty demands it of her and she would know if she gave in.
  • The Woobie: Although she hides it well, Ehren is a mess of self-loathing and pain from her tough past.
     Kasuyu 
Colombe's companion and servant for over a century.
  • An Axe to Grind: The spirit of an African axe from the Congo, he fits the bill here.
  • Battle Butler: Acts as Colombe's chief butler and majordomo. Also the designated guardian of her home of Castle Moulbaix.
  • Gentle Giant: Six foot six inches, three hundred twenty pounds of muscle. Massive soft spot for the children and the Mistress.
  • Magic Knight: Just like his Mistress, he fights with his true body in one fist and spells cast wandlessly with the other hand.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: In a Badass Baritone no less! note 
  • Really 700 Years Old: The oldest by far of the du Chastelers, he was forged from a lump of meteoric iron during the 1400s in the Congo Basin.
  • Scary Black Man: To the family's enemies, and when Colombe first met him in the early 1900s. Finally seen in combat against Popobawa vampires and very scary indeed. Later broke a Grendel's spine in a contest of strength.
  • Undying Loyalty: Enchanted to be totally loyal to the one who gained the right of tribal rulership in ritual combat in a place of power deep in the jungles. He was quite happy when Colombe defeated his cannibal shaman master in 1902.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Kasuyu is from an equatorial culture where the norm is little in the way of clothing. Colombe's efforts have only been able to persuade him to ditch the bark loincloths for kilts and duck-printed pajama pants.
     Zamarad aibnatu Alnaar 
An Ifrit noble daughter who Delilah and Colombe rescued in 1942. Delilah's True Love

  • Cultured Badass: Frequently discusses Islamic philosophy with Sabah and poetry with Delilah. Quite capable of burning several city blocks to bedrock with her inborn powers or twisting destines into self-fulfilling prophecies.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: She was trapped by the Nazis in a magical ring in 1942, and only freed in 1946 when Delilah managed to transfer the imprisonment spell to a Shayatin she was fighting. She has had to work hard to heal some of the scars on Delilah's psyche caused by her Sociopathic Hero tendencies and support her love. Then when Delilah went on a Suicide Mission to buy time when Kingsport was menaced by a large Abyssal fleet, Zamarad absorbed a large quantity of Fiendfyre and then plunged into salt water (which is normally lethal to jinn) to come to Delilah's aid in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge that nearly killed her too. Finally she had to choose to forsake for now her reward of a place in Elysium to return to be with Delilah. But after all that, Zamarad is happily married, Delilah's psychological scars are healing, and they have just become pregnant with their firstborn daughters (who will be two sets of identical twins) in a better USA thanks to their efforts.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: A spirit of 'smokeless fire' and able to turn into a tornado of flame at will. Which may very well be her true form.
    • When she absorbed the Fiendfyre in Kingsport, she shifted into a skyscraper-sized dragon made of fire.
  • Fiery Redhead: Red hair and has the temper and fire powers to match.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Trapped in an enchanted ring by the Nazis to lead them to the Tomb of Morgan le Fay. Later liberated by Delilah after the war.
  • Hot-Blooded: Fiery, passionate, and warlike in defense of those whom she loves. She even has an elevated body temperature and her voice is described as sounding like various forms of fire with her mood.
  • Literal Genie: As she demonstrates to the Nazis who enslaved her, another name for her kind of spirit is 'Shayatin' for those who turned from God's Law. She uses Exact Words to warn Delilah and Colombe about their ambush, leading to the defeat of the mage who enslaved her.
  • Our Genies Are Different: A classic Islamic jinn daughter of an Ifrit father and a Djinni mother. She also has inhumanly sharp pointed teeth in her human avatar.
  • Playing with Fire: As a flame spirit, she can set things on fire with a dirty look and a whispered command. Which Drachenzamer found out to his dismay when he lost her ring. She also can control any flames within sight of her.
  • Pyromaniac: As one might expect, she enjoys setting things on fire. She 'eats' by burning substances (wood chips and sweetgrass tufts are like feeding her candy), and is often seen at family parties with an alcohol flame in her glass that she 'drinks'.
  • Secret Keeper: Her family is charged with protecting several places of power, artifacts, and Shayatin seals in North Africa and the Sahara Desert. In addition, she is secretly married to Delilah and knows the Revolver's secrets.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She has emerald green eyes (her name literally means 'Emerald' in Arabic) from her Djinn mother and the fiery red hair of her Ifrit father. When she transforms to fire, there are two green flames visible in the red-orange fire that make her up.

The Elder Princesses

Whereas nearly all Abyssals can be sourced to another Abyssal having birthed or constructed them, the installation-type Elder Princesses, are spawned 'ex nihilo,' having no parent but The Abyss. Of the modern generation, there are Central Atlantic, Sub Continental, Nordic Horde, Ancient Atlantic Gateway, Arctic, Middle World Ocean, and the Pacific Princesses.

  • Evil Counterpart: While the typical Abyssals (including ascended versions like Demons and Petty Princesses) are dark reflections of the shipgirls, Elder Princesses are dark reflections of Installation Women, such as Halifax or Scapa Flow.
  • For the Evulz: All of them (save for Middle World Ocean, Challenger Deep, Gateway and Hoppou) had this for their motivation to rise up at war against humanity.
  • Geas: Can exert their Power over a non-elder princess, wiping away all Free Will. But spread that over to many at once, and it will weaken her, so only Porta bothered with practicing it.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: With notable exception, the Elder Princesses all died within the first seven months of the war, thanks solely by their own Hubris.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They all look like beautiful women, but their Power of the Abyss and thirst for power and bloodshed makes them just as deadly.
  • Jerkass: Gee, sparking a war of genocide is grounds for being a Jerkass? Who'd a'thunk?
  • Narcissist: Sure, they had the power to back up their belief in their own superiority, but considering what happened after starting the Abyssal War...
  • Posthumous Character: Save for Porta/Gateway, Challenger Deep, Wanko and Hoppo, all of the Elder Princesses are not only dead, but have been for years. We hope.
  • Princesses Rule: All of them end their name in Princess. There are rumors that, like an abyssal can ascend to a "Petty Princess," and Elder Princess can ascend to something higher. So far, we have seen nothing to prove it.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Porta's opinion on the sisters she was familiar with. "Your Lordship would recall that they looked at a race that outnumbered them millions to one and thought that they stood a chance."

    Central Atlantic Princess 
Arguably the Strongest of the Elder Princesses in physical Might. She embodies the churning, violence of the Atlantic's storms, with the very Atlantic Ocean itself as her Seat of Power.

    Sub-Continental Princess 
The other contender of Strongest of the Elder Princesses, and certainly the most Bloodthirsty. Taking the form of the Hindu War and Death Goddess Kali, she murdered her own fleet as much as humanity, enjoying every minute of it. Thus India and Pakistan both joined up to put her down. Maybe.

  • Chaotic Evil: While Central Atlantic simply loved fighting and killing. Sub-Continental just liked killing. Brutally if she could manage it.
  • Genius Loci: Embodies the cultural and Religious violence and war specific to the Indian Ocean, with the island of Diego Garcia as her Seat of Power.
  • Hindu Mythology: Has a form of a white-skinned Kali.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Gave no consideration at all to how her actions would motivate Humanity in their inevitable retaliation. See "No Kill Like Overkill."
  • No Kill Like Overkill: With the chaos of Blood Week rampaging the world, Sub-Continental enjoyed being out of reach of Man's normal methods of taking her out, leaving her to build a literal throne of skulls and butchered bodies for her to lounge on. When the drone footage of that reached India, the Military decided that their response would be appropriate and measured. Leading to...
  • Nuke 'em: How Man took care of her. We hope.

    Nordic Horde Princess 
The Vikings Reborn, Nordic Horde and her fleet ravaged to North Sea, and spent the centuries before the war kidnapping humans for her Thralls.

  • Genius Loci: Represents the violence of the Vikings and they raped, pillaged and burned across upon Northern Europe, with her Seat of Power being among the fjords of Scandinavia.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Prided herself in her combat prowess, and sought out honorable battle against a worthy foe... Then a damaged, fully-loaded RAF fighter kamikazed into her.
  • I Have Many Names: Collected a surprising few for someone that wasn't known to Man for more than a few hours: Nordic Horde Princess, Northern Horde Princess, or Northern Raider Princess.
  • Undignified Death: As a Viking Otaku, Nordic Horde lusted after nothing greater that the ideal Vikingr death on the battlefield. So imagine her humiliation at having died in the first 10 hours of Blood Week, without killing so much as a single person.

    Challenger Deep Princess 

The Embodiment of The Unknown, her realm is the lowest parts of the Challenger Deep (hence the name). Thus far only Trieste knows some idea of her, having had a brief encounter during her one mission there as a steel hull.

  • Enthralling Siren: Challenger Deep Princess wishes for company and uses her haunting, mysterious song to call visitors to her. Since she lives in the deepest parts of the ocean where the water pressure is lethal, she has yet to have anyone actually meet her face to face.
  • Genius Loci: Represents the lightless crushing unexplored depths of the deepest parts of the oceans, and conceptually the Unknown Secrets that the Seas hold, with the Challenger Deep portion of the Mariana's Trench as her seat of power.
  • Hidden Elf Village: It doesn't get more hidden than the lowest point of the planet. So hidden in fanot even her own sisters realize that she exists.
  • Made of Iron: To other Elder Abyssal Princesses, Challenger Deep would crush them. To her, it's her home.

    Middle World Ocean Princess 
The Elder Princess of the Mediterranean Sea, more interested in digging up information on the Bronze Age than in the Here and Now.

  • Conspiracy Theorist: Middle World Ocean was obsessed with The Sea People that caused the end of The Bronze Age, claiming that they were precursors to the modern day Abyssals. She was right, but by the time she found proof it wouldn't do anything for her.
  • Genius Loci: Represents the long, storied history that covers every inch of the Mediterranean Sea, with Malta and it's millennia of being front and center to that history.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Rather than trying to win the war that was going on around her, Middle World threw her fleet around blindly so that she could focus on her hunt for proof of the existence of Bronze Age Abyssals. And by the time she found it, Man was closing in, her fleet was in shambles, and she had no option other than to fight her way out of the Med to Porta's territory... Who then promptly killed her because she was the only Elder Princess left other than herself, meaning Humanity could now focus on her.

    Ancient Atlantic Gateway Princess, aka Porta Abysseum Atlantia 
See Atlantic Allies

    Arctic Princess 
The cold, heartless Princess of the Grim Up North, apathetic to everyone and everything around her.

  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Arctic never cared about any of her sisters, nor her own fleet, choosing to sequester herself among the frigid wastes of the Arctic circle... And thus had no one to back her up when the monsters of Canada and the combined American, Canadian, and Russian air forces cut her down.
  • Ice Queen: As literal as you can get. Basically, take most of the negative traits, none of the good ones, and you have Arctic Princess.
  • Genius Loci: Represented the cold, inhospitable wastes of the far north, and Man's vain hunt for The Northwest Passage, with her Seat of Power being either the passage itself, or the North Pole.

     Treacherous Cape Princess 
Cape Horn Personified, loved nothing more than to play with her victims. Tormenting them. Then give them hope of escape, just to take it away at the last minute, and let them live just long enough to savor their despair before at last killing them. Doing emotionally what Sub-Continental did physically.

  • All There in the Manual: She has yet to appear in any snippets or chapters, official or otherwise. All that we know of her is what was discussed in the threads.
  • Genius Loci: Represents the especially harsh, brutal storms of the Cape Horn, her seat of power being Tierra del Fuego.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Speculated that her own death involved a Humiliation Conga: Tried to take on a rival either during or after Blood Week, failed, took her frustrations out on a pod of whales, ran afoul of a particularly powerful Lakuma - a local legendary monster that views such things as a horrendous taboo - was left to die, found by her fleet, begging for help... And they just smiled and left, just as she had down to hundreds, possibly thousands of humans.

The Select

The Chosen Many, numerous lineages that the Morrigan has selected to battle the forces of darkness and protect humanity. It... doesn't work quite as well she thinks it does.

     Jeffrey Du Bois 
A Select who operates out of New Orleans.
     Gillian "Gil" Mc Kay 
A Select who lives in Scotland.
     Francine "Frankie" Linnet 
A young girl chosen as a Select by Morrigan recently.
  • Actual Pacifist: Is more concerned with negotiating and talking threats down instead of fighting.
  • Parental Neglect: Her father has pretty much closed himself off following the death of her mother. It weighs heavily on her.
     Olivia Mc Kay 
Gil's grandmother and a former Select herself, which has given her... skewed views to say the least.

Team Tatsuya

     Tatsuya Haneda 
One of the Select, who operates somewhere roughly in the Yokosuka area.
     Benio Kagamine 
Tatsuya's Childhood Friend and partner in all things Select.
     Reiko Kumogai 
A young jorogumo
     Tonbo 
A Muramasa who serves the Haneda family.

Others

     Remus Lupin 
  • My Greatest Failure: Feels very guilty about his failure to protect the Potters that Halloween, and for not contacting Harry sooner.
     Cyrus Greengrass 
Father of Daphne and Astoria Greengrass, and one of the few purebloods preparing for the fall of the Statue of Secrecy.
  • Berserk Button: "Poi!" and destroyers on World of Warships tends to bring out his salty side.
     "Sunny" Amaterasu 
     Shigeru Miyata 
A wizard of the Tokyo Magical Diet, working to ensure a smooth continuity of government through the inevitable transition to Kyoto and the fall of the Statute of Secrecy. Grandfather to Hachiko Miyata.
     Sirius Orion Black 
The last remaining member of the Black Family.
  • Clear My Name: Just like in canon, this was his goal after he found out that Pettigrew was still alive. Unlike in canon, he ultimately succeeded.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Managed to woo, make love to, and impregnate Isley, a Forsaken Island Princess.
  • Lovable Rogue: Constantly broke the rules as a Marauder, and became an illegal Animagus.
     Isley 
A Forsaken Island Princess who is allied with Porta. Also the lover of Sirius Orion Black.
  • My Greatest Failure: Views her inability to make Azkaban her base as this.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Is a creature of pure hatred and despair, but could not hope to handle the despair-inducing aura that the Dementors cause.
     JS Fubuki 
The spirit of a destroyer built to test the technology from Iona's beacon.
     Nobu 
One of Harry's classmates. Also the reincarnation of Oda Nobunaga.
     Okita 
One of Nobu's and Harry's classmates. Also the reincarnation of Okita Souji
     Uesugi 
Classmate to the previous two. Also the reincarnation of Uesugi Kenshin.
     Kokonoe Yae 
A perfectly ordinary kendoka and one of the pupils of Masamune-no-Tokunatai.
  • Badass Normal: Is the equal of Uesugu, Nobu, and Okita, without any magical talent or memories from a past life to draw on.
  • Big Eater: Has been said to eat so much that one might mistake her for a shipgirl if they didn't know any better.
  • Expy: Of Yae Kokonoe.
     Airu 
A "mysterious figure" who lives in Sakura-Shinmachi.
     Amisi Sunriver-Weasley 
The spirit of an Ancient Egyptian sunship (royal yacht and ceremonial barge) that was interred in the magical tomb of her Pharoah to be his companion and ship in the afterlife.
  • Drums of War: How her rowers keep time in her power plant. One particular frenetic beat is the signal for 'doki-doki speed'.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Was laid down during Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age. Is currently acting as Percy Weasley's bodyguard and secretary.
  • Human Popsicle: What her well over three thousand years of time spent in the tomb's enchanted stasis spells functionally was.
  • Glass Cannon: She literally has the defensive capabilities of the river-going rowboat that she is. However, her low to mid-tier magical spells can and do vaporize Dementors instantly. Her higher tier spells can blow apart an Abyssal battlecruiser according to Word of God.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Ancient Egyptian female garments were either nearly transparent thin linen, or body paint thanks to the desert climate. Fortunately for the Weasleys, Amisi is finally taking to modern fashion in public (in part to avoid freezing her stern off in a English winter).
  • Living Relic: Remembers the days of her youth in ancient Egypt and will eventually be one of the greatest historical sources for the Bronze Age.
  • Reincarnation Romance: With Percy Weasley, who she sees as the reincarnation of her Pharoah.
  • Religion Is Magic: Amisi is a consecrated priestess of several Egyptian deities as a Daughter of Ra so therefore she channels their power as part of her spellcrafting. Which was quite painful for the Dementors to discover her invocation of Horus-Ra after they threatened Percy on the Hogwarts Express.
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