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The Schicksal Organization was founded in Europe during the Middle Ages. Back then, it was a religious order which held crusades against the Honkai forces and offered many kingdoms their protection in exchange for wealth. They're known for their "Valkyrie squads", powerful female warriors that fight in the frontline against the Honkai, as well as advancing the use and technology of Stigmata. Over the centuries, it has spread its influence to Asia, America and other places, and become very technologically advanced.
Voiced by: Zhao Lu * (Chinese), Akira Ishida (Japanese) Megumi Ogata (Young, Japanese)
The Archbishop of Schicksal, old friend of Kallen Kaslana, and "grandfather" of Theresa Apocalypse. Also called "Overseer Otto". A genius mind who made technological breakthroughs for the organization, but his motives and presence are undisclosed to most of its members.
He's first shown in-story in Chapter Everlasting Memory (Theresa's side story) which takes place around 40 years before the present, then in the main story in Chapter 5 where she monitors Kiana's adventures, before showing up more after Ch. 7. He also accompanies Fu Hua in her side story "The Forgotten".
Also available as a Stigmata set.
- Affably Evil: He's polite and jovial to everyone he talks to, but he also has an extremely callous disregard for all human life that isn't Kallen, and the Everlasting Memory chronicles reveals that he is actively sabotaging the war effort against the Honkai with plans to extend it until the Herrscher of Death appears so he can sacrifice Theresa to revive Kallen. Fu Hua later calls him on it in Chapter 9.
- All Your Powers Combined: With his special Divine Key, "Void Archives", he can create a replica of any Divine Keys. Judgment of Shamash is what he prefers to use the most.
- Alternate Self: World 2 in Chapter 11 shows a particular scenario where he ended up running an orphanage alongside Theresa, becoming a legitimately good priest and honoring Kallen's wishes. He may still be doing some questionable things outside the orphanage, but he's ultimately well-meaning. Basically, he's akin to Cocolia in the "real world"; this, as well as how "Joachim" gives his last respects to Otto when the latter dies to his wounds to protect the orphanage, would later inspire Bronya to make peace with her foster mother.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite the many supernatural phenomena and things that he has seen and learned throughout his long life, he seems to deny the existence or concept of a "soul". Celestial Hymn (Theresa)'s bio mentions that he once saw "Kallen" in Theresa, but he quickly denied what he saw as he didn't believe in souls (he once claimed that science cannot explain its nature or existence). Then the bio says "Perhaps after 500 years of conflicting cycles, the man finally lost track of what he was looking for."
- Arranged Marriage: One scene in ch. 21 takes place in the past, when the Schicksal Overseer at the time, Otto's father, talked to him about the problem with Kallen, the Kaslana family, and how it may endanger Schicksal's reputation. After Kallen was brought back from the Far East for her rebellion, the Overseer told Otto that she's going to be executed for her crimes; but he offered a way out for this situation, and that is to make Otto marry her and bring her under the Apocalypse family. While Otto's father said that this is what Otto has always wished for, Otto himself thought this marriage wouldn't be a real, happy one; but he was at least okay with it if it can keep Kallen alive. However, when Otto explained it to her, Kallen herself objected to it, saying that she'd rather die than being kept in shackles.
- Barehanded Blade Block: In a supplementary comic set during his time, when Kallen was about to be struck by Eleanor's spear (implied to be Black Orchid, one of the Divine Keys), he stopped her by grabbing the spear's blade with his bare hand, causing it to bleed. He then fainted a few moments later.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Part of why he crushes on Kallen is because she was the first person at his age who's not only nice to him but also compliments his genius.
- Big Bad: The closest person this series has to one. A good number of problems in the present can be traced back to his deeds, and he's got his own Evil Plan for the whole war against the Honkai.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- Played with. In one supplementary comic that took place in the 2nd Honkai War, when the first Herrscher (Anti-Entropy's leader of the time, Walter "Welt" Young) was about to finish the 2nd Herrscher, Otto (in a disguise with a mask) stopped him and took him down, claiming that the 2nd Herrscher is vital to his plans.
- In general, back in the 15th century, he generally would come to help Kallen when she's in trouble, but the biggest one is when Kallen was about to be shot by her friend-turned-Honkai Beast, he came to her rescue and shot the beast with a replica of Judgment of Shamash before it could hit Kallen. The last time he did it, however, it ended up with her death instead.
- Body Backup Drive: The Second Eruption comic reveals that this is how he managed to live for hundreds of years: he creates increasingly more powerful bodies to inhabit, in case his previous one proves insufficient to his needs. It gets played for comedy when he screwed up during the body-changing process and his new body became that of his child selfnote , although he got it fixed later. One episode of Cooking with Valkyries shows that he sometimes goes out while using his child self's body in order to spy on Theresa.
- In the supplementary comics focused on the Divine Keys, younger Otto shows up with a narration where he says that he didn't believe what his father said, that the Honkai is the true enemy that will wipe out humanity, and he believes that it's "something else". The neutral narration that comes after that says "Of course, that enemy would be mankind itself"—shown over Otto running on what seems to be the remains of a large-scale battlefield.
- Back when he was a child, he thought that making Kallen's father somehow alive again would make her happy, and he willingly sold his soul to the "mysterious golden cube" just for that. When he attempted to actually resurrect Kallen's father, however, she stopped him (with an Armor-Piercing Slap for good measure), saying that he died to save the two of them and that she just wanted to honor his sacrifice. After 500 or so years, it looked like he didn't learn at all...
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: In the 2nd Eruption comic, Otto, while wearing a a mask and dressing himself in a white suit and top hat, interrupts Welt's finishing blow on Sirin, allowing Benares to snatch her away and escape to the Moon. He reasons that he still needs the Void Queen to completely awaken so his plan can come to fruition. When Siegfried arrives at the scene and starts trading blows with Otto, the Overseer gets pissed by his hotheaded behaviour, but ultimately decides to retreat since Siegfried is also a crucial part to his plan.
- Cavalry Betrayal: He stopped Herrscher of the Void from killing Fu Hua. When it becomes clear that Fu Hua has lost all faith in him after everything that happened, however, he then goes on to personally (seemingly) kill her.
- Cool Key: In its dormant form, his Divine Key, Void Archives, takes form of an actual key. When he chooses to access its power, it takes him into a Mental World set in the insides of a giant library. Inside it lies vast amounts of knowledge, especially from the old civilization.
- Covert Pervert: In a supplementary comic, it's shown that he made a lot of fancy outfits for Kallen. She mentally wonders why he made so many of them and how he knows her size well.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: Discussed when he is discussing a deal with the man from World Serpent in chapter 17. Kevin says that Otto and Schicksal can either submit to their request, or be destroyed. Otto admits that Schicksal will be defeated if his side tries fighting World Serpent, but it will cost them their precious time that they need to finish their projects before "the End of Days".
- Deal with the Devil:
- Back when he was a child, he stumbled upon a strange golden cube that his father kept inside the chapel. When he touched it, the cube suddenly spoke to him, saying that it could help him with anything he wanted to do if he offered his soul. He agreed to it (he wanted to try to resurrect Kallen's father, who died a few days before), and then the contents of that cube flowed out and entered his body. That "thing" is one of the Divine Keys, Void Archives, which has its own conscience and becomes Otto's "inner voice", who would persuade Otto to use its functions whenever he faces a problem.
- The "Sanka Saga" event reveals that Otto has done this in the past with Herrscher of Corruption, plotting to keep Kallen alive by having the Herrscher manipulate her into driving off the Schicksal agents who were meant to take her back go Europenote and trying to watch over the village that Sakura left behind in her stead; Kallen would later make herself immortal with the "Zakti Rune of Deva" and find a way to bring Sakura back from the dead.
- Disguised in Drag: One time in a comic, he disguised as a woman to distract some guards to help with Kallen's rogue work. It's also depicted in one of the special Stigma in-game.
- Doting Grandparent: His audio diary in Everlasting Memory game mode notes that he might've doted on Theresa quite a lot (like making her bitter gourd juice or knitting her clothes).
- Dramatic Irony: His whole reason for his actions, i.e prolonging the Honkai War, causing thousands of people to die meaningless deaths, experimenting on children, and manipulating people around him, was all to bring a woman he was in love with back from death. Unbeknownst to him, the woman didn't even like him that way. In fact, she was in love with a shrine priestess, and when she was brought Back from the Dead 10 years from the present (in the special story of Anniversary Summer Event), she didn't feel like being brought back alive and then arranged her (second) death.
- Enemy Mine: Chapter 17's prologue shows Otto's dealing with a certain man from World Serpent (Kevin) back in ch. 16. Kevin wants Otto to help him with his Project Stigma, but Otto asks for something as a "price". That something is the "beacon" for the 2nd Divine Key, the "Key of Infinity", so Otto can use its Zeroth Power to reach something called the "Imaginary Tree"; he says that the man has it with him. Otto promises that if he can get the beacon, World Serpent can get all the help they need from Schicksal. Kevin asks him what he can give in return; Otto offers to give Void Archives, so that it can be a good "puppet" for controlling Schicksal after he leaves. Throughout the conversation, the narration shows how much Otto can understand Kevin's gestures and words, as well as how he can steer the conversation to benefit him, something that Gray Serpent once pointed out about him. Otto later notes that this deal may have far-reaching consequences for the world and everyone involved.Otto: You have a duty. I have a wish. None of us will be getting anything we want if the Final Herrscher arrives. *Both* of us are losing time. Instead of war, I believe... a partnership would be a far better choice.
- Evil Plan: His main goal is "reviving Kallen by any means possible", even if he has to endanger and doom countless people to their deaths. To be specific, his centuries of using science to revive Kallen proved mostly fruitless (the closest he got to it, Theresa, grew up to be her own person), so he decided to turn to the Honkai itself for clues. In the 2nd Honkai War, he witnessed Sirin, the Herrscher of the Void, wielding additional Herrscher Cores to empower herself, one of them being identified as Gem of Serenity (Herrscher Core of Death) which Sirin attempted to use to revive her mother, although she failed at it (her mother became a mindless zombie). This, along with the infos he got from the "Honkai God", gave him an idea: to make Sirin be controllable by him so that she can use the Gem of Serenity's power for his ends; this is why he would try to save Sirin whenever he had the chance. While Sirin faced her demise at the end of the 2nd Eruption, Otto recovered both Sirin's core and the Gem of Serenity. Sirin's core was eventually used on Experiment K-423, while his attempts at planting Gem of Serenity on other people were failures, until he uses said gem (and a lot of Honkai energy) to awaken K-423 to become Herrscher of the Void. Seeing how the 3rd and 4th Herrscher can become controllable with good old Power of Friendship, Otto's next step is to pit her against her friends to make her able to control the Herrscher power with her own mind. So far, however, the full extent to his plan has not been unveiled yet. As of the "London Holiday" comic and chapter 15 of the game, however, his attention has been seemingly shifted to the 2nd Divine Key and the "Imaginary Tree".
- Evil Running Good: He was originally a decent man at heart and appeared to work for the organization's goal to fight the Honkai phenomenon, but not only did he employ various questionable deeds to that end, his true motive isn't all good: he wants to revive his old crush, Kallen, by any means necessary and is actually prolonging the war against the Honkai as he believes that the Honkai (a.k.a "God"), and specifically the Herrscher of Death, hold the key to reviving her. This directly caused Schicksal's American branch to splinter off into Anti-Entropy when the original Welt and his companions realized that Otto was not fully dedicated to defeating the Honkai once and for all.
- Expy: He shares quite a lot of basic characteristics with Neon Genesis Evangelion's Gendo Ikari, as part of the game's many influences towards Eva. Like Gendo, his role is as the supreme leader of the organization the heroes are on, the scientist who've made many technological breakthroughs for the group, who has an ulterior motive of trying to revive his most beloved person, and is willing to doom countless people for it while hiding behind a campaign to fight against the "monsters" of the story. Like Gendo and Rei, Otto also has cloned his beloved's genes, resulting in Theresa. His first scene in the supplementary comic is also an Eva reference, to the meeting of the high members of the NERV.
- Faking the Dead: At the beginning of Chapter 20, Theresa and Bronya suspect that he's gone AWOL after Hua(?) "murders" him and ransacks Schicksal's HQ. This is confirmed in Chapter 21, after he returns with a new body and briefly chats with Hua(?), he seemingly and intentionally faked his death and went dark afterwards. Sure enough, at the beginning of Chapter 23, Durandal and Rita mention that Otto has been missing after the incident, confirming Theresa and Bronya's suspicions for the time being.
- Freudian Excuse: There's the fact that he has no friends in his childhood and his parents didn't seem to care about him much, so the only one he genuinely loves at all is Kallen, her and her alone. Thusly he will do everything to save her, no matter what atrocities he might make, with no one else to calm him down and as there's no one else that he makes a meaningful bond to, he sees little value in other people's lives.
- Gathering Steam: The T version of his Stigma allow the user to accumulate "charges" with normal attacks, up to 3. After that, the next Charged Attack will become more powerful, upon which the stack resets. The 2 Set Bonus of his Stigma also allow said Charged Attack to generate an Area of Effect on hit that increases the lightning elemental damage taken by the enemies that stand on it.
- Hate Sink: For all his soft-spoken demeanor and occasional light-hearted moments, Otto is easily one of the most detestable character in the game due to his hypocrisy, a complete disregard for everyone else around him, even those who trust him, and countless atrocities. Even his desire to revive Kallen doesn't serve as a mitigating factor, as it clearly is more of an obsession than actual love. While he is capable of doing good such as creating a foundation of modern Valkyries and the idea of Herrschers fighting for humanity, all of those positive qualities are overshadowed by his tendencies of causing so much pain and misery to other characters, directly or otherwise. It doesn't help that Otto is to be blamed for Sirin becoming the Second Herrscher and that he granted her the chance to cause as much death as she did. Whereas most of the human cast shows the brightest side of humanity, Otto serves as one of few prime examples that the Honkai are not the only evil plaguing the world, and how some people can be even worse than the Honkai.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He didn't acknowledge that Kaslanas always value the lives of others more than their own, in contrast to his complete disregard of other people's lives, which gets Kallen killed by his own plans to rescue her.
- Lack of Empathy: He has no real sense of emotional attachment to anyone other than Kallen, which is what makes him so dangerous. He also doesn't actually care about Kallen as a person outside of himself, dismissing her attachment to Japan (and Sakura) as some idle fancy.
- Love Makes You Evil: While at first he's a decent enough guy, it's revealed later in the backstory comic that his loyalty falls to Kallen more than to Schicksal itself. When Kallen died, he, in disillusionment, decided to usurp the Archbishop position from his father and then use the organization and its resources to bring Kallen back to life.
- Manipulative Bastard: As seen in ch. 21, even though Hua(?) makes a point of not trusting him after all his atrocities as well as him having killed her, he can still make her listen — he leads her to Kevin, as he says that that man may have the thing that she seeks, i.e her old powers and memories.
- Master of Disguise: London Holiday reveals that he can perfectly pass as someone else as long as he extracts a sample of their DNA and gathers behavioral data on them, then etches both factors into his soulium avatar to create a Doppelgänger. His disguise ends up fooling everyone, from Rita to director Catherine and even Jackal.
- Mission Control:
- In Fu Hua's side story "The Forgotten", he becomes one for her as she goes into a Journey to the Center of the Mind to discover her old, forgotten memories.
- In Chapter 9-EX, he becomes one for Rita when you play as her.
- Motive Rant: In Chapter 9, he personally comes to Fu Hua to explain his plans: to make Herrscher of the Void (in Kiana's body) fight her closest friends and for her friends to be able to subdue her with The Power of Love, so as to create a "controllable Herrscher" like what happened with the 3rd Herrscher (Mei) and the 4th. He's telling Fu Hua this because her act (fighting Void Herrscher in her friends' stead) goes against his plans and that "she's becoming harder to control".
- My Skull Runneth Over: In the 2nd Eruption comic, when he meets the "Honkai God" for the first time, said being imparts Otto with vast amounts of knowledge that Otto visibly struggles to hold in; it takes great effort for him to hold on to just a few of it.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Would you trust a guy who has the word Apocalypse for a surname? (Aside from the fact that his considerably more heroic granddaughter has the same surname, anyways.) It gets quite apt, too, when he's revealed to be trying to prolong the battle with the Honkai ("Collapse") so that he can one day find the secrets to their power, all so he can use it to revive Kallen.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He tried to stop Kallen's public execution by releasing a horde of Honkai Beasts to rampage across the city as distraction. Not only did he get an Armor-Piercing Slap from Kallen because she disapproved this, this also led to her being killed by the Honkai Beast he just summoned.
- Nightmare Sequence: He has one in the "Elan Palantinus" comic. After he blocked Eleanor's spear with his bare hand to protect Kallen, he fainted minutes later. It then cuts to a scene in his dreams where it shows his and Kallen's younger selves watching Kallen's father protect them from Honkai Beasts. Then it continues to another scene that shows the funeral of Kallen's father after he used the Judgment of Shamash to slay a huge Honkai Beast; as Otto watched the funeral and Kallen crying over her father's coffin, an "inner voice" speaks to him that Kallen would eventually meet a similar fate - as it cuts to another scene where young Kallen disappears, then when Otto checked inside the coffin, it shows Kallen's dead body. Said voice the offers to help him using the power of 2 "boxes", and then Otto wakes up.
- Non-Action Guy: It's noted that, among the core families of Schicksal, only his own lacks any (inherent) fighting power against the Honkai while the Kaslana and Schariac families do. That's not to say, however, that he's totally useless in combat, as his access to the Divine Library grants him all sorts of trickeries that allow him to outwit and neutralize physically stronger opponents the same way Fu Hua would with her Fenghuang Down.
- Nuke 'em: In the 2nd Honkai War, he ordered to nuke the Babylon Tower where Cecilia and the 2nd Herrscher were fighting. Despite Theresa's protests, it eventually happened.
- Orcus on His Throne: Rita mentioned in Chapter 9 that he didn't use his "trump cards" at all as everything is still in his control.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: This is what he said to Fu Hua before he shot her dead.Otto: I didn't lie, Master Jingwei.
- Really 700 Years Old: He was born and grew up along with Kallen in the 15th century, and is still around nowadays (in 21st century) without any signs of old age thanks to switching to ever more powerful bodies.
- Shipper with an Agenda: In one of the supplementary comics set in the past, Siegfried made a deal with Otto to allow him to meet Cecilia again. Otto agreed, and put him into a series of battles against some Valkyries as a requirement. It took 2 years, but Siegfried showed some good progress, and in the end Otto fulfilled his deal. When Theresa thanked Otto for being so kind, he noted that she should know better than to think he's doing this purely out of goodwill—he had a thought of combining the Kaslana and Schariac bloodlines in order to create an even more powerful warrior.
- Shoot the Dangerous Minion: He won't hesitate to kill anyone who he thinks might have potential to go beyond his control, as Siegfried and Fu Hua can attest to.
- Tragic Mistake: He gets Kallen killed by his very plan to save her. He, of course, didn't take it well.
- Turn the Other Cheek: In Kallen's backstory comic, he tried persuading Kallen against exacting vigilante justicenote , while quoting part of The Bible about this trope. He still ended up helping her with her "justice rogue" work, though.
- Uncertain Doom: In Post-Honkai Odyssey (taking place 8 years from the present), characters confirm that he's dead years ago, with Mei briefly tells the APHO Protagonist that she and her friends saw him "leave with their own eyes". However, when they're talking through a long-distance comm device, their signal is interrupted by a voice that is recognized as Otto, talking to something that emits strange noises. The protagonist theorizes that it may be a recording from the past, but why it appears now and there of all places is a mystery. Later on, after our team escorts Welt and his adopted son Joyce onto the maglev train to bring them out of the city, a person who looks like Otto (but with longer hair and Supernatural Gold Eyes) approaches them on the train and talks about "stopping the Honkai for good", but it's unclear whether he's really Otto or not. Welt's special conversation (unlocked after you've done enough task missions) reveals that this blonde guy is not really Otto, but his Divine Key, Void Archives, taking on one of Otto's spare bodies.
- The Unfettered: Kallen's death is what made him into the person he is now. He admits to the "Captain" (in the end of the Dating Sim's special story) that he will stop at nothing to try to bring Kallen back to life.
- We Have Reserves: He has an extremely callous disregard for anyone's life that isn't Kallen. He releases a horde of Honkai Beasts to slaughter a town as a distraction in an attempt to save Kallen, performs fatal human experiments on kidnapped children, and treats all Valkyries not named Theresa as extremely disposable.
- Why Am I Ticking?: His 3 Set Bonus of his Stigma has this effect. Every 5 seconds, the next Charged Attack creates a "brand" on the target that explodes half a second later, dealing lightning damage to nearby enemies.
- Would Hurt a Child: Through Schicksal, he kidnaps children and performs painful and often lethal experiments on them to boost the war effort against the Honkai. This has directly led to the creation at least two Herrschers which may be what Otto wants. This will eventually include his beloved granddaughter Theresa, as he's planning to exchange her life for Kallen's when the time comes.
Pre-2nd Honkai War roster
The acting commander of all Valkyries during the Second Honkai War, Lixue is an A-rank Valkyrie and the second strongest after Cecilia. She has a personal history with Fu Hua, being raised by the latter and having learned everything about martial arts from her.
- All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu: With a Chinese name and being trained by Fu Hua, who's a superhuman martial arts master, Lixue manages to deliver a serious blow to Agata by throwing and kicking her after catching her offguard.
- Cool Sword: Lixue wields the Water's Edge, one of the 10th Divine Key's forms, which is capable of producing powerful torrents of water. Unfortunately, its water tornado gets instantly evaporated by Agata's pseudo-Herrscher flames, and the blade itself shatters when tanking said flames. That said, Lixue is not harmless without her sword, delivering a roundhouse kick to her opponent when the latter least expects it.
- Eating Lunch Alone: One of the unlockable scenes in ch. 21 focuses on her. It was her birthday, and she's making 2 bowls of wonton noodles, intended to be for her and her master, Fu Hua. But the latter has left her for some time and Lixue only made the 2nd bowl out of habit.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She dies trying to hold off Sirin long enough for Otto to retreat with an unconcsious Fu Hua in tow.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Twice over the course of the Second Eruption comic.
- The first time, Agata fires a small plasma beam through Lixue's abdomen after overpowering the riptide created by the Water's Edge. Lixue struggles to even stay conscious due to the intense pain, but manages to lure Agata in and deliver a roundhouse kick to her.
- The second time, she dies while stalling Sirin by being run through by one of Sirin's spikes, with the latter noting that it took her longer than expected to defeat the Valkyrie.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Despite being the second strongest Valkyrie after Cecilia during the 2nd Honkai War, Cheng still looks up to Fu Hua, who raised her when she was orphaned at the age of 5.
- She Is All Grown Up: When Fu Hua meets Lixue in Schicksal's Valkyrie residence before Otto's war speech, the former is quick to note how Lixue keeps growing with each passing year.
An A-rank Valkyrie working in the intel department, formerly affiliated with Squad Snowwolf. She's also a long-time friend of Theresa. Unbeknownst to Schicksal, Patricia is actually Anti-Entropy's top spy.
- An Arm and a Leg: She loses her right arm during her confrontation with Sirin. While Schicksal believes her to be dead, she managed to escape from the fight, albeit heavily wounded and convinced that Sirin is now uncontrollable. Her handicap is ultimately what does her in, as she gets overwhelmed by the hordes of Honkai Beasts that appear once Sirin comes back from the Moon.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: She has a tan skin and grayish-white hair.
- Dead Hat Shot: Her fight with Sirin quickly cuts to the news that she's missing, leaving behind her blood, her broken guns, and her Squad Snow Wolf emblem. Subverted in that she actually just escaped out of the building.
- Double Agent: While she earnestly works as one of Schicksal's top Valkyries, she also leaks out information to Anti-Entropy. Her dying thoughts are about how her squad would probably get mad at her for earning a double paycheck.
- Gatling Good: She wields 2 Honkai-powered chainguns to fight Sirin. She was beaten before she can use it, though. Some years prior, she tried using it against Welt, but the latter stopped the bullets in midair with his powers.
An A-rank Valkyrie hailing from Schicksal's Europe branch and operating under Squad Snowwolf. Salome is calm and collected, in contrast to Shub's more brash temperament.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Her introduction describes her as being known for her "lightning reflexes, wizard aim, and insane dancing skills".
- Badass Cape: She wears a big blue cape.
- Dies Wide Open: After tanking Benares' attack and sacrificing herself for the fleeing transports, Salome falls to the ground lifeless, eyes still open.
- Flying Weapon: Her main weapon, "Halo of Twelve", is a set of flying blades that take formation of a big ring/hoop.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When Benares launches an attack on the retreating Babylon convoy, Salome decides that only way the transports will come out unscathed is by blocking said attack. She succeeds, but gets hit by the attack in the process, killing her instantly.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her left eye.
- Red Baron: "The Baptist".
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The coolheaded blue to Shub's easy-going and lackadaisical red. They even wear matching colours. Salome is constantly focused on her mission, and is annoyed that Shub tries to distract her with anything ranging from a Body-Count Competition to snacks.
Another A-rank Valkyrie and member of Squad Snowwolf, hailing from Schicksal's South America branch. Shub is brash and impulsive, in contrast to Salome's subdued personality.
- A Good Way to Die: Shub manages to land a critical hit on Benares with her spear, but the attack's backlash proves too much for the Valkyrie to handle. Despite Kira's pleas to back away, Shub keeps plunging the spear into the wyrm's weak spot after feeling Salome's presence in her attack, knowing full well that she'll die. Benares' core is shattered, and both the Honkai and Shub are mortally wounded, with the latter happy that she'll be reunited with Salome at last.
- Blade on a Stick: She wields a red spear called "Murmuring Carnage", with its real function being a Honkai-powered electromagnetic lance-cannon hybrid.
- Fiery Redhead: She has pinkish-red hair and she's a Hot-Blooded Valkyrie who really enjoys battles.
- Nice Hat: She wears a simple black beret.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Contrasting Salome, her right eye is normally covered by her hair.
- Red Baron: "Daughter of Chaos". Salome also calls her "Black Goat" (Shub-Niggurath's nickname in Cthulhu Mythos).
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The hotheaded red to Salome's cool and collected blue. They even wear matching colours. Shub's easy-going attitude clashes with Salome's insistence to focus on the mission, rarely paying attention to it and instead goofing around.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Shub-Niggurath's introductory profile states that her name (or rather handle) often graced the KIA list, only to show up alive afterwards and thus spreading rumours that she's unkillable. With the ending of Alien Space showing a Sugar-controlled human body that's near identical to Shub-Niggurath, as well as the revelation that Shigure Kira and Shub-Niggurath were in contact with the Sugars during the Second Honkai War, it's likely that Shub-Niggurath survived this long thanks to her Sugar companion, Sugar Molass.
- Scary Teeth: She's got sharp teeth like a shark's.
An A-rank Valkyrie and the final member of Squad Snowwolf during the 2nd Honkai War. Kira somehow became a Valkyrie by joining Schicksal under the belief that she was instead participating in a talent training show. She is Cecilia's self-proclaimed number one fan.
Also available as a Stigmata set.
- Achievements in Ignorance: Kira actually passed Schicksal's Valkyrie recruitment process with flying colours while believing that it was a talent training show (running into Salome, who was a dance virtuoso, didn't help matters) that could help her get closer to Cecilia, whom she worshiped. She didn't realize this until the "show" was over and she was congratulated as a Schicksal Valkyrie, with Salome jokingly snarking that the actual training show was over before Kira arrived.
- Blade on a Stick: Her Stigmata set depicts her with Cecilia's Abyss Flower. Her profile says that she wants to pose with those weapons in a photo. In Second Eruption, however, the lance tries to corrupt her the moment she touches it, preventing her from carrying it for too long and making her hope she can give it back to Cecilia before she gets killed by it.
- Fangirl: As Cecilia's self-proclaimed greatest fan, Kira longs to be the same stage as her idol. Because of that adoration, she also became the primary suspect of spreading negative rumours about Siegfried when he took Cecilia away from Schicksal, such as saying how he "smacked every Valkyrie on the [CENSORED]".
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Her Stigmata set (*4 rarity) is the "generic elemental damage enhancer" set, with them being able to increase elemental and total damage, as well as providing extra defense. Many elemental Valkyries benefit from this set whenever you're lacking any more specific elemental Stigmata set.
- Musical Assassin: In line with her Idol Singer theme, Kira's lightning-based attacks all seem to be named after musical nomenclature, and her tethers resemble musical notes. "Kira's Entrapping G-Clef" and "Kira's Electrifying Symphony", anyone?
- Mythology Gag: Her outfit in the Second Eruption comic is nigh-identical to the one she sports in Guns GirlZ, minus the belts.
- Shock and Awe: Kira's abilities revolve around immobilizing her enemies with an electron net, making them vulnerable to allied attack. It's powerful enough to negate even Benares' lightning, forcing the Honkai beast to revert to her full-powered dragon form.
- Uncertain Doom: Kira is last seen in the Second Eruption comic passing out while trying to force herself into finishing off Benares, who was mortally wounded by Shub-Niggurath (who also died from her own attack's backlash), but still able to move around. Durandal does, however, meet Kira, barely recognizable as an Idol Singer, in the Sea of Quanta during the events of her eponymous visual novel, where it is confirmed that Kira survived her wounds, but got sucked into the Sea of Quanta due to the residual power of Sugar Molass, Shub's alien friend. She then proceeds to help Durandal get out of the bubble world, and her fate afterwards is left hanging up until the end of the Alien Space comic, where she appears alongside Sugar Molass who morphed into having Shub-Niggurath's form to send Welt and the Void Archives back to Earth.
- You Don't Look Like You: Her stigmata portrait looks significantly younger than her appearance in the Second Eruption comic, where she looks barely younger than the 24-year-old Cecilia. It's implied that the ones used as her Stigmata's portrait are based on her early days as a Valkyrie.
Post-2nd Honkai War roster
- Breast Expansion: Part of her shapeshifting has her able to alter the size of her breasts (or at the very least she uses padding or something similar). She does this to tease Fu Hua, who does not appreciate the gesture.
- Everyone Has Standards: Wraith may be a shameless flirt and tease, but even she gets appalled when Fu Hua tells her about the lecherous Go-Go Enslavement "Welt" put her through.
- Failed a Spot Check: While impersonating "Welt", Wraith forgot the important detail that "Welt" was using a digital larynx following his Tongue Trauma by Fu Hua, something which an Anti-Entropy security guard notices. Not willing to blow her cover, Wraith makes up the lie that "Welt" grew his tongue back and gladly offers to test it on the guard, which creeps the latter out enough to let the issue go.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: While assuring Fu Hua that she'll get the intel she seeks, Wraith asks her to change outfits. Fu Hua, who spent half a day on the run from "Welt" half naked, is confused until Wraith points out that she's not even wearing pants and that the Singaporean police arrests people for indecent exposure.
- The Tease: She deliberately tries to flirt with the serious Fu Hua whenever she can, changing her appearance into familiar people like Theresa and Himeko, while also flaunting her breasts, much to Fu Hua's annoyance.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Wraith makes rapid use of her makeup tool to disguise herself into whoever she wants, making her the perfect infiltrator.
Voiced by: Kana Ichinose (Japanese)
She also stars in the "Stellar Mythos" event in version 4.4, making up all sorts of weird theories about Durandals Mysterious Past with her friend Susannah.
- The Everyman: She represents the "normal" Valkyries who just obey orders and aren't aware of the current events' ramifications (at first).
- Fangirl: She admires Rita to the point of being very uncomfortable when the latter tells her to call her by her name instead of "Deputy".
- Mook Lieutenant: She seems to have this role in her squad, as she speaks to Rita on behalf of the other members. She would also be the one to relay Durandal's message about the 5th Herrscher's identity to the World Serpent members in ch. 18.
- Thought They Knew Already: Inverted - in ch. 18, when she informs the World Serpent members that the Valkyrie squad's findings led to them calling the current Herrscher the "Herrscher of Ice", Raven points out that her group has already encountered her and witnessed her powers before this exchange happened.
Other Major Members
Otto's secretary and aide, Amber relays the most basic directives when the former isn't around.
- Artificial Human: She seems to be a clone made up from Kallen's genes, and her arms are revealed to be robotic. When she loses both arms after venturing too close to the corrosive powers of the Herrscher of Death, Otto saves her and tells her to go back to Schicksal's HQ to treat her wounds and get some parts replacements.
- Mouth of Sauron: Sometimes, Otto sends her in his stead to convey vital information. Theresa eventually gets sick of hearing her when Amber lies about the sequence of events surrounding Sirin's defeat, and would rather get the truth from Otto himself, to which he responds by brainwashing her with "Mimic: Fenghuang Down".
- No Sense of Humor: When Otto comments on how Durandal is too powerful to be merely rated as a S-rank Valkyrie, he jokingly suggests making a Rank Durandal. Amber immediately gets started with the paperwork, forcing Otto to dissuade her, because if that happens, the other girls will call it "Rank DD", or "Doo-doo".
- Number Two: Amber is shown to supervise the battlefield from Schicksal's headquarters when Otto himself is on the field pursuing his own agenda. When the situation becomes dire, however, even she hesitates to cross the Godzilla Threshold.
One of the focus characters of the Alien Space supplementary comic, set in 2005. A scientist working for Schicksal, and Murata Himeko's father. He was in charge of supervising the 4th Divine Key, a satellite that works to control the winds, weather and climate. He's also closely acquainted with an "alien".
- Ambition Is Evil: He eventually went mad with achieving his ambition of continuing the Project ARK that he betrayed his Sugar companion and took the Sugars' powers for himself; he also claims to Welt that Himeko's life meant nothing to him and he's ready to sacrifice her if he needs it to achieve his goal. He adamantly claimed that he did everything for the sake of humanity's future, but Welt pointed out that he basically had "lost" his humanity.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Some years prior to the comic's present, he had a sickly wife, who encouraged him to keep carrying on his dreams of space development and not worry about her health. Even though he decided to go with it, it went All for Nothing as his space project ended up being canceled and the news of his wife's death came not long after. He's furious and frustrated at the whole thing, but he decided that he shouldn't give up - for he feels that his dreams are for the sake of the whole humanity and the universe. This is what convinced Peppermint to team up with him.
- Dead Man Writing: He left a letter for Himeko that would only be found when he's dead, stating that he did all he could to stay faithful to his goals, but won't impose his vision on her and apologizes for being an irresponsible dad. At least, that's what Welt wants Himeko to believe, given it would be too much to reveal to Himeko that Ryusuke went mad with the power of the Sugars and had to be put down for the good of both humanity and the Sugars.
- Defector from Decadence: He figured that Otto wanted to cause a big storm in the US using the 4th Divine Key, so he decided to seek help from Anti-Entropy to stop the Overseer's plans.
- Diving Save: When he and Tesla were in the Anti-Entropy base in New Mexico, when he notices the body-controlled guard about to fire at Tesla, he pushed her out of the way, causing him to take the bullet on his upper arm. He latter claimed to her that it's Only a Flesh Wound.
- FaceHeel Turn: In the closing chapters of Alien Space, Ryusuke reveals to Welt that he has been thinking of following in the footsteps of Project ARK's space exploration, reasoning that looking up at the stars and forsaking the attachment to Earth is the best hope for humanity's future. When Welt retorts that the endeavour would come at too high of a cost for humanity's present on top of the Honkai threat, Ryusuke grows increasingly hostile, dismissing Welt as no different from Schicksal. It is, in this moment, that Ryusuke betrays and murders his Sugar companion, taking the latter's power for himself and becoming a threat to both humanity and the diminutive aliens.
- Fusion Dance: Peppermint can fuse with Ryusuke (akin to the Venom Symbiote) in case he needed to kick some butts, but he only would do so as a last resort; as seen when he fused with said alien to kill the body-controlled guards that hounded him and Tesla. Later on, he showcases the further extent of the alien's power as he fought Welt.
- Out-Gambitted: At first, he managed to slip out of Otto's mind-reading (while he did meet his daughter as he claimed to Otto, his real intention was to rendezvous with the Anti-Entropy's members). However, Otto was one step ahead; he had prepared a contingency plan in case this happens. When Tesla and Einstein tried to crack through the control device of the 4th Divine Key that Ryusuke gave them, it suddenly caught an "error" in its system and proceeded to create an incoming storm that slowly approaches Houston, USA.
- Psychic Block Defense: The alien that tags along with him can do this for him. When he claimed to Otto that he wanted to go to America to meet his daughter in her college, the Overseer used his copy of Fenghuang Down on Ryusuke, but the former didn't manage to find anything wrong in the latter's mind. Said alien can eat Fenghuang Down's feathers, which is impressive given it's one of the most powerful Divine Keys.
- Space Master: Using the "Alien Key" from the Sugars, he can move into, and attack from, a higher dimension, leaving his targets as "characters in a fiction book, at the mercy of its author". Welt could only counter it by using his connection to the Imaginary Space (as a Herrscher) to catch up to Ryusuke and use Star of Eden's Third Power to defeat him.
Mecha and Equipment
One of the bosses of Chapter 5, and also appearing as one of the bosses of Everlasting Memory stages. It's a Schicksal-made VTOL fighter plane which was built to fight the Honkai. However, it went berserk because of the 2nd Herrscher's influence.
It's also the last boss of the Co-op Raid stage, "Matrix Space", acting as the "virtual antivirus" that gets corrupted and goes berserk, as well as an early boss in another Raid stage "Squad Snowwolf".
- Alpha Strike: After it Turns Red, one of its moves is to use the rotary cannon, middle laser and area bombing simultaneously.
- Death from Above:
- It has a move where it launches multiple bombs upward, which all fall down onto a designated area a few moments later.
- In some of the battles against it (notably as the SS-rank version in Memorial Arena), it's capable of simply floating up, away from most of your characters' reach (except Bronyanote ) and it can keep attacking from above, including with one move where it flies to a direction while dropping bombs.
- Gatling Good: It's armed with 2 rotary cannons on the sides that can rapid fire shots.
- Macross Missile Massacre: It can fire multiple missiles that track your position and leave patches of paralyzing electricity on the impact zone. They can be deflected towards it with your attacks if you react quickly enough.
- Promoted to Playable: You can get to use the plane in two of the weekly events, as well as in one of the levels in the Co-op Raid, Snowwolf. The gameplay turns into an Unexpected Shmup Level.
- Sphere of Destruction: It can emit an expanding blast of electricity out of its body that can paralyze you if you get hit.
- Spread Shot: When it Turns Red, it may periodically fire small shots from its cockpit area.
- Villain Override: By Sirin.
- Wave-Motion Gun: It has a large cannon in the middle of its body that can fire a large continuous laser.
One of the bosses of Chapter 8, acting as one of Schicksal HQ's head of the (automated) guardian troops. It's dispatched to fight Himeko and the other rebels. It also becomes one of the last floor bosses in the Infinite Abyss mode after an update.
- Deadly Lunge: One of its common attacks is to perform a long-range lunging stab, usually after dashing to a direction first.
- Dual Wielding: It wields 2 swords that it can combine into one Double Weapon for certain attacks.
- King Mook: It's the boss variant of the Mysteltainn Mecha-Mooks. Appropriately, it's also colored deep red.
- Promoted to Playable: In Schicksal HQ Open World, in one of the storyline missions, you get to hijack an inactive Baldur and control it to move quickly around the base. Later, you can also build your own Baldur, although it requires Ai-chan to reach Tech Lv. 15 and even then, it's a Rare Random Drop from the "hangar" where the production of the robots is played like a gacha, but with special materials from the Open World (and the particular gacha that produces Baldur is littered with other useless bots).
- Spin Attack: It has a quick-moving and wide-reaching spin attack with its swords. In a variant, its strongest attack after it Turns Red (and its Ultimate Skill as the playable version) has it firing continuous lasers from its swords while spinning, hitting all around it at long ranges.
- Sword Beam: One of its attacks after it Turns Red is to fire crescent beams from its Double Weapon. In a variant, another attack has it plant its double swords to the ground to create creeping waves that goes to multiple directions.
- Sword Plant: It has an attack where it jumps up and then stabs the ground with both swords.
- Turns Red: Upon reaching half health, its blue Tron Lines turn yellow and it whips out stronger attacks.
- Videogame Flight: In Schicksal HQ Open World, it can fly around, which allows you to access certain locations at a time limit quicker.
One of the bosses of Chapter 9. A large robot made by Schicksal to guard their important facilities and fight off intruders.
- BFS: Its main weapon is a big white sword. When it Turns Red, the sword has a Laser Blade-like extension.
- Dash Attack: It has 2 kinds of this: one where it dashes towards you for a body-check while leaving pillars of energy on its trail, and another where it does a drilling stab with his sword while simultaneously firing multiple missiles.
- Deflector Shields: It can occasionally create one after certain attacks. Melee attacks that strike it will have it do a Counter-Attack with its sword, while ranged attacks that strike it will make it counter with paralyzing Homing Projectiles. It can be broken by a strong enough attack (usually a Charged Attack, certain switch attacks/QTE, certain weapon skills, Himeko's Dash Attack, or Ultimate Skill) which will also deal a huge blow to its Armor Meter. If the entire meter is depleted, Heimdall will enter a phase where it will slowly regenerate its shield, but is also immobilized and takes massively increased damage.
- Dual Boss: At the end of Chapter 9-EX, Rita summons 2 of them to cover her escape after she's beaten. The two have lower health than the previous Heimdall battle.
- Implacable Man: When it enters Overdrive mode, all you can do is run, dodge, or use some Invulnerable Attack (usually Ultimate Skillnote ) on it, as it won't stop the entire time; it's also completely immune to Time Fracture for the duration.
- Macross Missile Massacre: At the end of its Overdrive Mode (see below), it'll fly up and then fire multiple missiles towards you. It then ends with it falling down and stabbing its sword to the ground, causing creeping energy waves.
- Spin Attack: It has a spinning sword slash attack that's followed by spreading exploding Energy Balls around it.
- Sword Plant: It has an attack where it plants its sword to the ground, then emits pillars of energy that tracks your position.
- Turns Red: Its body will turn gradually redder the more you attack it; once it turns fully red, it enters "Overdrive Mode" and goes in a frenzy, gaining heightened defense and attacking much faster with wide-ranging attacks until it cools down. Slower, stronger attacks are thus encouraged against it, particularly ones that can break its Deflector Shields.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: In-story, the first time it appears, Himeko (in her Scarlet Fusion suit) is hopelessly outmatched and Tesla has to temporarily hack its systems to allow Himeko to escape. The second time it appears, Himeko (now in her Vermillion Knight: Eclipse suit) stomps it into the ground with ease, reducing it to little more than molten slag.
St. Freya Academy
Also known as Schicksal's Far East Branch, located in Soukai City. It's a special school meant to teach young teenagers with the potential to be Valkyries. Theresa Apocalypse, one of Schicksal's renowned Valkyries and Otto's adopted granddaughter, is its founder, principal and leader. Murata Himeko, the Squad V Major, is one of the teachers. Among the students are Kiana, Mei, Bronya, and Fu Hua. They also have the flying battleship Hyperion as their secondary base.
For more information of the characters, go to this page.
The Captain of the Hyperion, who represents you, the player, when you're not directly controlling the Valkyries. "He" mostly appears in event stories.
- Action Survivor: This is often the role he takes in in the more intense events. While he can fight, he's generally no match for the monsters or the human characters and has to rely on his ingenuity and sheer determination to pull himself through.
- Alternate Self:
- The "Sanka Saga" event reveals that "The Ferryman" (who has been guiding Kasumi from far away since the start) is in fact the alternate version of the Captain, with his own Hyperion. At the end of "Arc: Light Bound" event, it is also reveals that he's the one who assigns Kasumi to retrieve the Ether Anchor in Bronie's universe. From the same scene, he later assigns Kasumi to assist Delta in her next mission, which also confirms he's the one who speaks with Delta in the "Honkai Quest" event.
- One big twist of the "Odd Drifter" event is that there are two versions of the same Captain running around, one in the first half of the event and the other in the second half. In the climax, when the two meet each other, the two "merge" with each other. Near the end, Zhuge Kongming explains that this happened because, back when the Captain tried to go back home with Kongming's help, he subconsciously wants to live in "realities where the girls are happy" and it messes with her Formation spell, causing him to be split into two.
- "Honkai Kingdoms: Zero" has the Captain wondering about how "the future him" traveled back in time and changed Kongming's past, and what "he" is currently doing right now. The next event, "The Day You Vanished with the Stars" starts with the Captain only remembering things up to "Odd Drifter"'s ending, implying that this Captain isn't the same one from the previous event. Kongming in that event also mentions that she used to meet "someone like the Captain" before, who promised to her that they'll meet each other again in the future—which was what the (different?) Captain said in "Honkai Kingdoms: Zero". Later, Tesla-Zero confirms that the Captain of this event would later become the "future Captain" that she talked about.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: His "time-traveling". The end of "Rosemary's Floriograph" event has Rita (who acted as "Irene Adler") claim that the Captain's "consciousness mapping" involves him "inserting" his mind into other people's, taking on their memories, knowledge and experiences in the process. The problem this poses is that he has done it for too long that he started to forget who he really was and think he was really "Conan Doyle". Thankfully Rita could "pull" him out before it's too late, but she feels that she could jog his memories more.
- Deadpan Snarker: The Captain's wit is usually extremely dry and contrasts the wackiness in some of the events well.
- Determinator: In "The Day You Vanished with the Stars", he tries over and over to save Kongming from her fate, but he fails every time. Even after realizing that he's only a "pawn" in this whole "game", he keeps going on as that's the only thing he knows. After so many attempts to go back in the past by activating Tesla-Zero, she fully awakens, and goes on to explain everything to help him. She lampshades it, saying that he's the biggest tryhard she's ever seen, but it's also thanks to such persistence that he managed to awaken her in the first place. She says that the "future Captain" has set up the "consciousness mapping threshold" as "absurdly high", believing that the current Captain can reach it by his repeated attempts, and that he can find a completely different resolution than the future him did.
- Dimensional Traveler: The Stinger for "The Day You Vanished with the Stars" event seemingly establishes the Captain as one, as his Hyperion is currently floating in the Sea of Quanta. Built by his memory, it's the manifestation of his power and the path leading to tomorrow, as Tesla-Zero says. Kongming—now part of the Hyperion crew—notes that there are other travelers who have lost their footing in bubble universes, and that he's planning to travel to more worlds.
- The Dulcinea Effect: In "The Day You Vanished with the Stars", he only knew of Kongming since the end of the "Odd Drifter" event, but hearing her story on how she turned into a tyrant filled with sorrow and vengeance, then having her die in front of him as she begs "Mr. Assassin" to save her and Rita, compels him to try to help her. Even with the ability to go back in time to solve the problem that causes her death, she always ends up dying again and again. Near the end, he could barely even remember that he initially only wanted to go back to the Hyperion. It eventually takes a toll on his mind, and he goes on to say that he's not the "Mr. Assassin" that could make miracles happen for her, and that she has put her faith in the wrong person.Captain: I'm not your Mr. Assassin! The Mr. Assassin in your memory can do everything, but I... You know how many Qixi nights have I been through? How many times I watched you disappear? I'm afraid... afraid to meet your eyes when I wake up again... afraid to run into another dead end... I want to run away from this, but where to? Running is a choice I don't have...
Kongming: You have a choice. You can always give me up and shake off the nightmare. Without me, Rita and Theresa would still take good care of you. You could erase me from your memory and live happily. If you give me up now, I'd never hold any grudge against you. I never did.
- The Ghost: Interestingly, they never appear in the game's Story mode nor are ever referenced, despite often appearing in events. In Chapter Chiyou, for one, it's Theresa who commands Hyperion to support our Valkyries currently inside Chiyou. The most you'll usually get is a glimpse of their hand from your POV.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
- The Captain's narration in the final stage of "The Day You Vanished with the Stars" has him leaning extremely close to the fourth wall.I was playing a game that had spun out of my control. If I could somehow get the whole picture from a high point, there might be a way to beat the game. But I was hopelessly trapped and had to play my part in the game... Yes, instead of the player, I'm merely a pawn on the chess board. Who's playing this game? Are there other observers? Would they feel bored when the game has come this far? They might be able to see in a glance the ending that I have to take thousands of steps to get to. I don't know how the story ends... or if the story has any ending at all. If there are observers watching this game, what would they say about all the things I've done? Sure... they won't approve of me. And they have every reason to do so.
- In the end, The Stinger of said event has Kongming - now a part of the Hyperion crew - say that the Captain has recorded the past events that he was in, a Fandom Nod to how the players would do the same thing. He then goes on to give those records a name by his own—Cap's Bizarre Adventure—seemingly establishing the whole "Captain-verse" (a term coined by the fans) as a real thing. He even says that he gives that name based on a story he used to like reading.
- The Captain's narration in the final stage of "The Day You Vanished with the Stars" has him leaning extremely close to the fourth wall.
- No Gender: There's no visual representation, nor is the Captain ever referred to as a specific gender in-game (although the English translation uses male pronouns). However, they are implied to be male, mainly due to being the target of Himeko and Rita's flirting. Non-game materials, if they ever depict them, often depict the Captain as male.
- Non-Entity General: They're almost totally unseen, as they're representing you. Non-game materials may show them on screen. For instance, the gag 4-koma comics released by miHoYo depict him as a red-haired man wearing a seaman's cap.
- Only Sane Man: They often have this attitude when it comes to the antics of the people around them, especially during the "Odd Drifter" event.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: "The Day You Vanished with the Stars" opens with Kongming dying in front of him due to drinking a poisoned wine, and begging the Captain with her last words to change her and Rita's fate, as she thinks of him as the "Mr. Assassin" (the Captain in the "Honkai Kingdoms: Zero" event) who once helped her a lot in the past. He was told about "Ms. Ironfist" (Tesla-Zero, who was kept with Kongming at the end of "Honkai Kingdoms: Zero"), and that he can use her to help him. He tries activating her, and she warps him back in time to attempt to prevent her death and the problem he has to solve for it. However, each time he manages to do it, something else kills her instead, so he tries going back in time again to solve the new problem. In the 5th scenario, he gets to let Kongming know about what he's doing and what he saw; he didn't expect her to believe him, but to his surprise, she chooses to take his words and follow them closely. After the 5th failed attempt, we're treated to a montage of shorter scenes where he tries, again and again, to fix things up to prevent her death, to no avail. He then feels that some kind of force is holding him back.Captain: It's like I was fixing a leaking umbrella. One hole was patched up and another began to form.
- Time Travel:
- In the "Honkai Kingdoms Zero" event, in the beginning, the Captain is playing Chinese chess with Zhuge Kongming on the Hyperion, with him talking about how the present wouldn't come to be if "the past remains unchanged". He then says that "the [me] from the future" changed Kongming's past, but he wonders what the "future him" is doing. He then travels to the past, accompanied by the ELF Tesla-Zero, to when Kongming was still a crown princess after the emperor's passing and a civil war is brewing from her absence. Kongming has a plan of sealing and banishing the monsters that threatened the kingdom, but the event shows that she might have failed in sealing the last beast were it not for the Captain's interference. After Kongming, Captain and their allies manage to seal said beast, the "Golem" in the underwater altar wakes up and tells the Captain that it (the Golem) can grant a wish to whoever summoned it... but since the Captain has asked from him once "in the future" (a reference to the original "Honkai Kingdoms" event), the current Captain cannot ask for more. The Golem offers it to Kongming instead, who wishes for eternal peace and prosperity for her kingdom. The Golem claims that she and Rita (her chancellor) are the two brilliant minds that can make the kingdom's peace and prosperity possible, so it chooses to give them Immortality. This is implied to be how Kongming can stay alive to the present, and how Rita seems to be infatuated with the Captain in the original "Honkai Kingdoms" event. In the end, the Captain goes back to the present after saying farewell to Kongming, claiming that "they'll meet again in the distant future".
- In "The Day You Vanished with the Stars", the Captain of this event repeatedly goes back in time with Tesla-Zero's help in order to prevent whatever it is what would cause Kongming's death. However, every time he manages to do so, something else kills her instead, and he's forced to go back to the past again. After doing it countless times, Tesla-Zero finally wakes up for real, and reveals that the ability to travel back in time is all Captain's doing, with a technique she calls "consciousness mapping". She only helped him set up the place and time he needed to go back to, and later, to realize this ability, as he didn't understand it at first. In the end, as he proceeds to go back to the Hyperion with Kongming with Tesla-Zero's help, he says "see you in the not-so-distant future".
An organization founded in North America around the 60s. Like Schicksal, their primary aim is to respond against Honkai threats, and their technological level rivals that of Schicksal's. They primarily use robots as their frontline force. Despite their similar aims, the two organizations have some animosity against each other.
Voiced by: Dai Chaoxing * (Chinese, adult) / Yoshimasa Hosoya (adult), Mariya Ise (young) (Japanese)
The "Sovereign" of Anti-Entropy, and the "First Herrscher" (aka "Herrscher of Logic/Reason"). His first in-game appearance is in Chapter 9-EX2, although he has been featured in the supplementary comics.
He later is featured in a set of Stigmata.
- Assist Character: In the mission after you rescued him in Post-Honkai Odyssey, he's not physically around, but he assists you from the back by using Star of Eden to gather enemies around so your team can beat them easily.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: While he's quite wise about it, deep down he desires to be a hero that saves the world, following the death of his "hero", Welt Joyce, where Joachim swore to him to follow his steps. He's said to repeatedly put himself in danger in battles against the Honkai.
- Cool Old Guy: While scientists like Einstein and Tesla do not seem to have aged during the 60 odd years between Anti-Entropy's foundation and the present day, Welt looks the part and is clearly past his fifties when we see him in action during the 2nd Honkai War, having spent nearly a lifetime holding the power of the 1st Herrscher to help humanity and live up to Welt Joyce's legacy. He's also the producer of the in-universe 80s anime series Arahato, of which Siegfried is a fan. While he loses his original body during the war against Sirin, his ties to the Core of Reason allow him to reconstruct a younger body, which we see in every instance aside from the Second Eruption comic.
- Dark and Troubled Past: In Ch. 11, it's implied that the "versions" of his younger self seen in the Sea of Quanta's "bubble universes" reflect his dark past, only with different people filling the roles/in different places.
- World 1 shows him being a young boy Escaped from the Lab (Schicksal's labs, specifically), who's Covered in Scars and could barely control his Herrscher abilities.
- World 2 shows him being one of the kids in an orphanage. Before he ended up there, his father was a scientist who performed inhuman experiments in order to try to bring his wife back alive, and then gets killed by a priest for his crimes, who would then take the young boy to said orphanage. He was bitter about having his father die in front of him, and the priest admitted that it's hard to call what he did as "right" or "wrong".
- World 3 shows an alternate timeline where he could have gone off the deep end rather than stay a genuinely heroic individual, as demonstrated by killing Sirin, taking her cores and then turning on Schicksal and the Valkyries, slaughtering everyone, with only Bronya being able to stop him.
- Dead Guy Junior: His name is an alias he puts on as a honor to the real 1st Herrscher. His real name is "Joachim". Einstein also calls him with his real name when the situation's serious. In a supplementary comic that takes place in 2nd Honkai War, Otto (who had history with the real Welt) was surprised that Welt is supposedly alive again; when the two formally met eye to eye, Otto figured it out, calling him "Welt II".
- Distressed Dude: In Post-Honkai Odyssey, the initial drive for our heroes to go to St. Fountain is to look for him, who went there on a business trip and then mysteriously lost contact. He's found just a few missions later, and he ends up using his Star of Eden to save the team from falling off the broken bridge. The reason the contact with him was lost is that something in the city has disrupted any normal ways of long distance communication and fooled the satellite imagings.
- Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: In the 2nd Honkai War, Theresa touched a strange huge sphere on the frozen tundra. Welt told her to not do so, as it is a "Honkai chrysalis". It's too late, though - when she walked back, multiple energy hands suddenly pulled Theresa into the sphere.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Before his formal appearance, he cameo'd in the "Summer Memories" event, in the special story set in 2006. He's only partly seen (through his clothing) in the ripped photo of school age Himeko, and behind the photo (on the frame's base) is the writing "Wel-". He apparently was Himeko's teacher.
- Exotic Eye Designs: As shown in the 2nd Eruption comic, his eyes gain red circles whenever he uses his Herrscher abilities.
- Face Palm: When he felt exasperated at how Otto didn't taught Theresa all of the Oath of Judah's functions, he states it while doing this. Then when he saw Siegfried insisting to get in the "Honkai chrysalis" to save Theresa (who was just "abducted" into it) despite not knowing anything about it, he taught to himself that he has ran out of facepalms.
- FaceHeel Turn: In the third bubble universe Bronya enters in the Sea of Quanta, he leads Anti-Entropy against Sirin and eventually absorbs her Herrscher core, only for him to turn on Schicksal and slaughter just about everyone out of revenge (because Schicksal slaughtered his comrades) without so much as an ounce of mercy.
- Flight: As part of being a Herrscher, she can freely fly.
- Fountain of Youth: At the end of ch. 10, he has been regressed into a child. It's presumably an effect of the Sea of Quanta that he's trapped in. Played with in that the "Joachim" that Bronya sees is apparently a "split" from the real Welt Young.
- Gate Guardian: He (or more specifically the "image" of his younger self) acts as this in Ch. 11, specifically guarding the "space labyrinth" (that leads to the actual Sea of Quanta) that Bronya falls into. He also acts as Threshold Guardian for Bronya, with him throwing her towards the "bubble universes" in order to see how she would solve the problems in each one, and later telling her his aims, including warning her about the "Serpent".
- Gravity Master: One of the most basic and common applications of his (copy of) Star of Eden is to multiply the gravity experienced by his target, which usually immobilizes them or brings them to their knees.
- An Ice Person: His Stigmata set enhances the user's ice damage. While they're good on any ice Valkyrie that uses Charged Attack (such as Himeko's Kriegsmesser suit or Rita's Argent Knight suit), the set is best used on Herrscher of Reason (Bronya), quite fittingly.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: His Herrscher power is to replicate anything that he can understand and remember in his mind, from weapons to war vehicles. It also includes Divine Keys, as long as he's familiar enough with how they work; he primarily uses the replica of the Star of Eden. There's seemingly no limit to this replication power, especially when he goes all out; best seen in the fight against the 2nd Herrscher where he repeatedly creates tanks, fighter planes, etc and sends them at her, causing massive destruction. The power also allows him to do the inverse: dismantling anything so long as he understands how they're made/built.
- King Incognito:
- As the 2nd comicnote and the AE Invasion comic both show, he's been disguising himself as a history teacher at St. Freya for a while, with only people like Einstein recognizing him on the spot. He was looking into infos about the Sea of Quanta in St. Freya's archives, which led to the experiment in the Eye of the Deep with Einstein. That said, his marked absence prompted Cocolia to take the organization's reins with the aid of Welt clones and establish herself as the de facto leader. He talks about it in one of the chats in Post-Honkai Odyssey, reminiscing how teaching St. Freya was like and remembering Kiana, Bronya, and the young Mei.
- In the "Alien Space" comic, in the part that takes place in 2005, he also posed as a substitute lecturer in Caltech University, teaching Himeko's class.
- Leave Him to Me: In 2nd Eruption comic, he and Siegfried confronts Sirin and an unconscious Theresa. He tells Siegfried to take Theresa away to the tower to get her treated while he'll handle Sirin. When Siegfried protests that Welt cannot do it alone, Welt has to remind him that Theresa needed help.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: His Herrscher core houses over three hundred thousand souls, including Welt Joyce himself. Welt notes how it makes it impossible for him to even sleep, but he doesn't regret it, seeing how he got to experience the beauties of humanity.
- Nom de Mom: "Young" is apparently his mother's surname.
- Not Quite Dead: Due to how Herrscher Cores work, even his body disintegrating is not enough for him to be completely gone. During the 2nd Honkai War, Sirin stops him from detonating the Core of Reason via Explosive Overclocking, even absorbing it into herself to gain his powers. However, his consciousness still lingers around to thwart her plans, especially when Fu Hua inadvertently frees him from the Will of Honkai during her fight with Sirin in Fenghuang Down's dream world. His sheer force of will later allows him to rescue Siegfried and Cecilia from a Lotus-Eater Machine, as well as move the Arhat around to protect them from Sirin's Superpower Meltdown. In ch. 11, even after he was said to be "dispersed" into the Sea of Quanta, he's later revealed to still be fine inside his Herrscher Core. Even more than other Herrschers, his power allows him to reconstruct his own body while the other Herrschers need to possess an existing body to work; this happens both in 2nd Honkai War and in ch. 12, the latter after Kevin plucks the Core of Reason out of Bronya's body.
- Older Than They Look: While he does grow to be adult-looking while his scientist acquaintances (who are older than him) still have the look of young teens, he still looks like someone in his early 30s at best even though he's at his 40s at the present; he doesn't change much in Post-Honkai Odyssey, which takes place 8 years after the end of the battle of Honkai. The "Alien Space" comic has Himeko's friend talking about it; she said that while many of the girls think Welt (their lecturer) looked "fine", he talks rather plainly, as if he's older than his looks suggested.
- Passing the Torch: When he was a kid, he inherited his "Welt" title and his Herrscher core from the real 1st Herrscher, Walter "Welt" Joyce, who was dying back then. Then in ch. 11, he has Bronya inherit his power. After the two escape to the real world (from the Sea of Quanta), he starts properly teaching her how to use his power. When Roza and Lili come to them, the two think that Bronya might become a new "Welt", but she says that she will keep her name.
- Pet the Dog: In one of the supplementary comics, when the young Siegfried was concerned with Cecilia taking too long back in the arcades, he went to find her, only to meet Walter, who told him to "pretend he never meets her". Angered, Siegfried tried attacking him, but the latter quickly brought him down, but not before calling Walter "trampler of people's dreams". When Siegfried was unconscious, Einstein came back to Walter, saying that she's done with taking Cecilia's blood samples and asked him if he wanted to bring Cecilia with them. He refused, saying that said woman and the unconscious guy have an unfulfilled promise and that they have no right to trample on their dreams.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He first showcases his powers in the Second Eruption comic by annihilating the hundreds of Honkai beasts that were swarming Babylon Tower. And even then, that's just a fraction of his actual power. When he first fights Sirin, he displays even greater destructive power by creating scores of tanks, military aircraft and even battleships to fire at the 2nd Herrscher. In World 3 of Chapter 11, it's implied he delivered an outright Curb-Stomp Battle against her, though this ends up being a bad thing, as he steals her core and goes on a rampage that results in a Kill 'Em All scenario.
- Retired Badass: In Post-Honkai Odyssey, after the battle against the Honkai is over, he's mentioned to have been retired from Anti-Entropy and is now working as the head of an anime studio. He still at least has Star of Eden with him when in a pinch.
- Right in Front of Me: In the "Alien Space" comic, when he was teaching in Himeko's class, she and her friend whispered about Welt, and in particular, how Himeko seemed to be smitten with him (after they went to New Mexico together to try to find aliens, only to find that it was a "hoax"). Thing is, Welt's hearing is much stronger than an average person's and he can hear their talk perfectly.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His surname is either "Young" or "Yang", though his Stigmata set, the comics and Post-Honkai Odyssey's English localization go with the latter. Considering that in Japanese version, his name is read as "Welt You", it's likely that "Yang" is the more proper spelling.note
- Uncertain Doom:
- In an early chapter of 2nd Eruption comic, Sirin seemingly defeated him and then warped him towards Benares' mouth, leaving behind only his glasses. However, in the next chapter, he tore his way out through the beast's throat.
- Chapter 9-EX2 shows one of Einstein's research logs (as seen through Bronya). It depicted the last time Einstein was with Walter, i.e some time after the 2nd Honkai War. The two were conducting an experiment with the "Eye of the Deep" (implied to be some kind of "gate/door") before an anomaly occurred; Walter tried to stop it with Star of Eden's gravity powers, but they ended up getting sucked into a strange place called "Sea of Quanta". There, they met a giant, black snake-like being called "World Serpent", which was the cause of the aforementioned anomaly. Walter tried fighting this creature, while telling Einstein to escape with the dimensional anchoring that they've set up. In the present, Einstein claims that Walter was still in "the Deep", but his fate remains unknown.
- Ch. 11 makes it somewhat clearer: He ended up using the last of his powers to create a "barrier" (in form of the strange dimension that Bronya entered) that separates the Sea of Quanta from the real world in order to prevent the World Serpent from going out and causing calamity. He's ultimately "dispersed" into the Sea of Quanta, leaving only his Herrscher Core as the Cosmic Keystone for the barrier, and the "image" of his younger self around as the guardian of the barrier, who would then guide Bronya around. In ch. 12, he's revealed to still be alive, confined in his Herrscher Core that Bronya is currently using, and talking directly to her. At the climax of said chapter, after Kevin takes the Core of Reason from her, Welt rematerializes himself with the core's power to try to take Kevin's Gem of Desire (though he failed). He then gets separated from Bronya and Seele due to the the Sea of Quanta becoming unstable; Bronya tells the contacting Einstein that he's still alive, and Einstein tries to have someone search and rescue him. In the end of the chapter, he's saved and is on board of the Hyperion.
- Weak, but Skilled: In comparison to other Herrschers, Welt cannot draw the full power of his Core due to being a transplant from the original Welt Joyce and thus won't last long in a battle of raw power against Sirin. However, he makes up for it by being extemely ingenious with the various applications of his limited Herrscher powers. For example, he once fooled Sirin on the Moon by baiting her into fighting back against Star of Eden's black hole, knowing full well that making her stay near its event horizon would dilate time to the point where one minute roughly equals an hour in real time.
- We Need a Distraction: Around the beginning of the 2nd Honkai War, he keeps sending war machine after war machine after Sirin, even as she learned to distort space to redirect his attacks back at him. Beneath all the chaos, however, he secretly sends a message to Einstein and Tesla to launch the "silver bullet" at Sirin. As she captures him, he lets out a confident grin... as the "bullet" descends from the sky at very high speed. The shocked Sirin only barely notices it and abruptly uses her power to redirect it beneath the earth. It still causes a huge explosion that damages her badly (while Welt protects himself in time).
- White Sheep: The 2nd Herrscher called him a "Honkai renegade". This is because he still has his human consciousness and is fighting for humanity, but due to this, he has no control over Honkai Beasts unlike other Herrschers. Somewhat fittingly, his power is also the most "human" out of the Herrschers: the representation of human ingenuity. This would later apply to Bronya as well, after she inherits the Herrscher Core from him.
- Xanatos Gambit: Welt came incredibly well prepared in order to deal with Sirin during the 2nd Honkai War; he always planned things in advance with a rough knowledge of the 2nd Herrscher's growing potential, and also had a backup plan in case the original one went south. His trek on the Moon with Siegfried was more about retrieving Soul Steel shards that contained knowledge that could be useful against the Herrscher, with Welt himself acting as a decoy against Sirin, knowing that his chances of going toe-to-toe with her are next to zero. Even after his physical body is destroyed, his consciousness is able to plan out additional steps to thwart Sirin from inside her mind.
- You Owe Me: After he saved Siegfried from Assaka, he said this to the latter. This was after Siegfried told him to just sit back and not get in his way, only for Siegfried to end up in a pinch. The Schicksal Knight had to politely ask Welt for help; the latter cherishes this opportunity to pay him back.
Voiced by: Qin Ziyi * (Chinese), Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese)
Lizelle Albert Einstein is one of the head scientists of Anti-Entropy. She appeared in Chapter 8, assisting Theresa and the other Schicksal Valkyries from the Hyperion when they joined forces with Anti-Entropy to take on Otto.
Also available as two stigmata sets.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the "Gemina Invasions" event in version 4.1, in the beginning, Einstein tells Tesla that in case she didn't understand what happened, she would have to read the "Gemina Invasions" spinoff comic. Tesla lampshades it, asking Einstein who she's actually talking to.
- Charged Attack: Her "normal" stigmata set's individual effects are about strengthening the user's charged attacks in different ways, as well as some bonus effects.
- Critical Status Buff: One of Einstein T's effects is to give the user increased power when their health is below 33%. Before the Balance Buff, all of her "normal" stigmata's effects only activate when the user's health is below 33%.
- Damage Reduction: Her "normal" stigmata's 3-Set Bonus will reduce the damage taken when the user is close to the enemies.
- Ditzy Genius: As Eins says, Einstein could sometimes be eccentric and says nonsensical things, but she's a good girl at heart.
- Faking the Dead: Official Schicksal records state that she died in a freak accident, but she probably made that up when transitioning to Anti-Entropy. This allows her to hack through the highest security clearances of Schicksal's archives thanks to a 60-year-old special bypass that Otto couldn't get rid of.
- Famous Ancestor: She has the real Albert Einstein as her ancestor.
- In-Series Nickname: Tesla usually calls her "Mophead".
- Morality Pet: In ch. 11, as implied in the 3rd bubble universe, without her, Tesla and the rest of Anti-Entropy's founders alivenote , the leader of Anti-Entropy goes into the full-blown Roaring Rampage of Revenge, bent on eradicating Schicksal and willingly giving in to the Honkai influence.
- Older Than They Look: She was active back in the 50s when the First Herrscher was first manifested, and stays alive to the present without looking any older. She knows both the 1st Herrscher and his successor personally, and is one of the founders of Anti-Entropy. At the very least, she'd be in her seventies.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue towards Tesla's red. Einstein is calm, collected, and level-headed, and her dialogue tends to be Spock Speak. This comparison even extends to their respective Titans; while Eistein's is grey-coloured and analytical, Tesla's is red and flustered by the shoddy landing.Einstein's Titan: Landing trajectory offset by 0.18 degrees. Revisiting algorithms...
Tesla's Titan: KYAA! Landing compromised by mushy snow.
- Robot Buddy: She owns a robot drone named Eins. It is your main companion during the Raid stages "Matrix Space", and it later is accompanied by another drone called Zwei. Her Einstein Band stigmata, aside from giving the user general stat buffs, also gives them an Attack Drone modeled after Eins that attacks in the similar way Eins does in Matrix Raid. In the 2nd Honkai War, she used multiple copies of Eins to decimate a lot of Honkai Beasts.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: In the Eisntein Band stigmata set, she wears different dresses that make her more beautiful overall compared to her normal self.
- Situational Damage Attack: Her "normal" stigmata's 2-Set Bonus increases the user's attack power the further they are from the enemy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her first name is occasionally spelled as "Lieserl".
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While she is surveying the deeper parts of The Deep in ch. 10, Eins stumbles upon Cocolia talking with a shadowy figure. Another one (that looks similar to "Gray Serpent") appeared behind Einstein herself with gun in hand and seemingly shot her to unconsciousness. She went missing the next day. Ch. 12 reveals that she's still alive, seemingly being put inside a cell, where she meets Schrodinger, who was thought to be missing after an experiment with the Sea of Quanta. Einstein later appears again in person to meet Theresa and Cocolia with Schrodinger in tow, implying that the latter freed her.
Voiced by: Le Xiaotong * (Chinese), Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese)
Frederika Nikola Tesla is another of Anti-Entropy's head scientists. Like Einstein, she joined up with Theresa's efforts to stop Otto's plans. She would later help Himeko in ch. 9 and then keep allying with Theresa in later chapters.
Like Einstein, she has two Stigmata sets.
- Ace Custom: In the 2nd Honkai War, her custom Titan Mecha is red-colored compared to the standard dark gray.
- Bound and Gagged:
- She gets subjected to this by Rita during the background events of ch. 9 to try to stymie her from interfering with Otto activating Kiana's Herrscher side. As Himeko is freeing her, she angrily remarks on how Rita was apologizing as she was tying her to the chair, and even put some perfume on the scarf used as the gag. Himeko, for her part, is very impressed by the beauty of the knotwork.
- In the middle ch. 16, when Mei comes back to the Roost after running away from Benares, she finds Tesla missing from the place (she's supposed to keep guard while Mei was away). Later, Raven reveals that she has bound and hidden Tesla inside one of the shed. Raven ran to Tesla first when she came to the Roost, and a misunderstanding occured, and Tesla ended up yelling "some impolite words" that Raven had to gag her out of concern for the kids around.
- Chain Lightning: The Tesla Band stigmata's 2-Set Bonus effect makes the user's normal attack after 4 hits (cooldown 15 seconds) cause lightning to jump from the target to the nearest enemies, up to 3, and paralyze them. Its 3-set bonus effect strengthens the power of said lightning.
- Destructive Savior: In "Gemina Invasions: Deep Paradise Arc" event, while Tesla is the protagonist who's trying to stop Roza and Lili's antics from ruining the Sea of Quanta's worlds, she ended up using her "villainous mind" (she used to be a "bad girl" in the "Gemina Invasions" spinoff comic) to cause numerous damage to the Deep Paradise park as she goes through her (mis)adventures. Durandal, the owner of the park, points this out at the climax of the event.
- Dramatic Irony: In ch. 17, when Kiana and Mei bring Benares to the flying ship Helios, Tesla reacts by saying: "We took in cyborgs, refugees, and now we're getting a huge dragon. What's next? A World Serpent officer?" Little does she know that later, Mei ends up joining the World Serpent, although she also goes away from the Helios after that.
- Famous Ancestor: She's one of the real Nikola Tesla's descendants.
- Fiery Redhead: Among the Anti-Entropy's scientists, she's the redhead and the most vocal and proud about her stuff.
- Friendly Rivalry: Oddly with Nancy T. Edison who currently works with opposing faction. To a lesser extent, she also has one with Einstein.
- Girlish Pigtails: She has her hair tied to this style, presumably to mark her as less mature.
- Injured Vulnerability: The "normal" Tesla stigmata's individual effects are about increasing damage dealt against enemies under paralyzed, frozen or stunned status. Their 2-Set Bonus effect also increases damage against enemies with their shield gauge emptied.
- Mad Scientist: Downplayed. She's more of a loudmouth with rather bold (and at times nonsensical) scientific ideas, but she isn't outright mad.
- Meganekko: She wears glasses to invoke a genius image.
- Mini-Mecha: Her custom mechs tend to be red-colored. In particular, she has a special mech that primarily appears in the Schicksal HQ Open World (and later ch. 16) that has more firepower than any other mecha of similar build. It has dual rotary cannons, homing missile launchers, and a huge main turret that turns it into a stationary turret mode.
- Mundane Utility: Mei uses her special mech in ch. 16 to carry boxes of curry (that Mei cooks herself) to the people in the Roost. Though it helps that she's also fighting Honkai Beasts along the way with it.
- Older Than They Look: Like Einstein, it's implied that she has lived for much longer than her young look suggests. Since she looks the same as when she founded Anti-Entropy in 1955, she's at least in her seventies despite looking like a teenage girl.
- Power Fist: She always wears a mechanical gauntlet on her left hand.
- Professor Guinea Pig: In chapter 9, she manages to replicate an anti-Honkai serum from the Schicksal's database. To test it, she intentionally infects herself with some Honkai energy, then uses a bit of the serum on herself. Honkai infection lines appear on her hand, but after a few seconds, they disappear.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red towards Einstein's blue. She is hot-headed, brash, and quite the loudmouth, and her dialogue is much less formal. This can be seen with their interactions with Mei: while Einstein is usually cold and insensitive (through no fault of her own), Tesla frequently tries to empathize with Mei and comfort her with her words whenever Mei's feeling down; it helped that they've been together for a few months in Helios. Later, after the events of ch. 17note , Tesla ponders about what Mei ended up doing (i.e joining the World Serpent) and wonders if it's their fault (for not being able to find a way to help Kiana). She literally beats herself up over it, with Einstein telling her that doing so isn't going to help; she says that they're going to talk about it with their Sovereign (Welt) to try to find a solution to this whole mess, and that it's not the time for regrets.
- Robot Buddy: Like Einstein, she also has drones, 3 in her case.
- Running Gag: Ever since her and Rita's "interaction" in ch. 9, quite a number of events have them interact again, where Tesla feels sick whenever she has to deal with the maid. She also constantly calls Rita "perv maid".
- She Cleans Up Nicely: She wears more beautiful dresses in the Tesla Band stigmata set.
- Shock and Awe: Her Tesla Band set is mainly used to strengthen your lightning-elemental Valkyries. Its B version gives the user extra lightning damage in their attacks and its 3-Set Bonus gives another extra lightning damage. The "top" part of her other set boosts damage against paralyzed enemies, a debuff mostly given by lightning users like Lightning Empress, Hawk of the Fog or Phantom Iron.
- Sounds of Science: Unlike the serious Einstein, Tesla talks a lot and keeps gloating about her intelligence. Events usually label her as "Noisy Red-haired Girl".
Voiced by: Megumi Han (Japanese)
Erwin Schrodinger is one of the five founding scientists of Anti-Entropy along with Einstein, Tesla, Edison and Planck. Prior to the game's story, she performed an experiment that ended up sucking her into the Sea of Quanta, where she found a plethora of information, notably the origins of the Equipment: Living Form (or ELF).
Also available as two Stigmata sets.
- Big Damn Heroes: She shows up near the end of ch. 12, locating Bronya and Seele when the Sea of Quanta starts becoming unstable. Einstein then activates the Eye of the Deep to open a portal for them. Previously, when Einstein is supposedly incarcerated after being attacked by the Gray Serpent, Schrodinger shows up outside Einstein's cell and then opens it for her.
- Cooldown Manipulation: Schrodinger M stigma's effect is to reduce the cooldown of Ultimate Evasion or Ultimate Skill by up to 51%, with a 50% chance.
- Critical Failure: What makes the regular Schrodinger stigmata set Awesome, but Impractical is that, barring the T version, the other versions (and the 2-set bonus) all have a 50-50 chance to cause a negative effect instead of a positive one (like taking increased damage, having increased cooldown on Ultimate Evasion or Ultimate Skill, or getting no SP at all from attacks).
- Critical Hit: In a different way from normal critical hits in the game—Schrodinger T stigma's effect is that every 6 seconds, any basic (i.e non-Ultimate or Burst) attacks will deal either 205% or 52% extra damage (the chance is 50-50) for a short period (around a second). This is good for characters with slow attack rate and/or powerful branch/charged attacks.
- Dimensional Traveler: When she's trapped in the Sea of Quanta, she traveled from one bubble universe to another, seeing the vast amount of worlds and their differences.
- Gathering Steam: The effects of the Schrodinger Band stigmata set's pieces go like this: it buffs each attack that hits (the buffs differ for each piece) and the buffs stack for up to 7 times (the max), after which the user will gain an extra buff (differs for each piece) for 5 seconds (7 if you use 2 pieces together). After those seconds passed, all of the buffs will be gone and the user would have to build it again.
- Irony: After she went missing in the Sea of Quanta due to a disastrous experiment on the Eye of the Deep, she ended up becoming a half-quantum being, just like the concept of Schrödinger's Cat.
- Liminal Being: This is what she ended up being after an experiment Gone Horribly Wrong. Half of her body is normal, the other half is semi-transparent due to being in a quantum state.
- Secret Keeper: After Schrodinger watches the Previous Era Einstein's recording in the ELFs' world which shows the ELFs' past lives, she decides to delete the recordings, seemingly agreeing with Einstein that the ELFs deserve their peaceful life and thus don't have to remember about their violent past.
Other Major Members
Voiced by: Zhou Shuai * (Chinese), Misa Katou (Japanese)
The Arc Villain of Chapters 3 to 4. One of the high-ranking members of Anti-Entropy, and the current owner of ME Corp after its previous owner - Mei's father - was arrested. She also ran an orphanage in which she raised and became a foster mother of many lost children, including Bronya and Seele. She would later make a more physical appearance in Chapter 10 onward.
Also available as a stigmata set.
- Assassin Outclassin': She once was a target for assassination by Bronya, but she then discovered Bronya herself and cornered her. She ended up adopting Bronya, too.
- Assist Character: Her Stigmata set are all about strengthening your summoned entities, as well as strengthening the user as long as said summoned entity is around. It's almost tailor-made for Wolf's Dawn (Bronya) as her Project Bunny is almost always out as a "summoned entity", but it can also work for Dimension Breaker (Bronya) with her Ultimate Skill, Shadow Dash (Mei) and her shadow clones, Phantom Iron (Rita) and her Stalker Carbon robot, or Bright Knight Excelsis (Durandal) and her King and Queen.
- Big Damn Heroes: In ch. 12, she sends out a few Titan mechs to defend Theresa and Roza against Gray Serpent (in Assaka form). She only meant to hold the beast back so Theresa can bring Roza to safety, but the principal insists on saving Lili (who had been absorbed into Assaka just before) as well. The Titans' defense is short-lived, though.
- Deal with the Devil: Ch. 12 reveals in a flashback that she made a deal with the Gray Serpent to find a way to save Seele. In return, he wants her to help him "save his kin" by opening the Eye of the Deep. This is why she sends Hyperion a distress call in order to ask for help, leading to ch. 10.
- Enemy Mine: In ch. 9-EX2 she asks the Valkyrie team for cooperation in preventing the Gem of Desire from falling into Schicksal's hands.
- Everyone Has Standards: She may be ruthless to many people, but as she admitted herself, she's soft on children (especially orphans). While she subjected many of her foster children into various experiments for Anti-Entropy, she only did so in order to ensure her children's survival in the future, she always tries to choose better potential subjects, and she has enough restraint to stop the project in question if it's proven to be infeasiblenote . Contrast with Otto and Schicksal who kidnapped children and imprisoned them in dark places hidden to the public for their experiments (which tend to be rather gruesome), and went rather far with a "the end justifies the means" mindset.
- Evil Running Good: Similar to Otto Apocalypse, but to an arguably lesser extent. While Welt was absent, she basically took charge of Anti-Entropy, and while she still intended to use Anti-Entropy's resources to destroy the Honkai, her methods were highly questionable at best, or often downright evil.
- For Want of a Nail: Chapter 11 features a simulation of a possible Alternate Universe where Cecilia Schariac survived the Second Eruption and founded St. Freya. One of the main differences, much to Bronya's surprise, is Cocolia was inspired by Cecilia to become a Valkyrie and start teaching at the school.
- Kick the Dog: She lets Wendy utter her parting words into a recording, shortly before her apparent death by having her Gem of Desire plucked out of her to be used to power up Wotan. Kiana is understandably angered at this.
- Mama Bear: Cocolia is fiercely protective of the children she raised in the orphanage, and they in turn look up to her, calling her "Matushka" ("Okaa-sama" in the Japanese voiceover). When she learns in Chapter 12 that Bronya plunged into the Sea of Quanta by herself, she starts having doubts on the deal she made with Grey Serpent to open the gate to the Eye of the Deep. Grey Serpent tries to pull a Not So Different speech on Cocolia, noting the lengths at which both of them are willing to go to each their objectives. Cocolia, reflecting back on Bronya's earlier disappointment at her Matushka's actions, decides she's having none of it and promptly pulls her gun on Grey Serpent.Cocolia: You can finish your deal in hell!
- The Mole: In ch. 9-EX2, Einstein and Tesla talk about Cocolia with the Valkyries. After the 2nd Honkai War, Anti-Entropy formed contracts with many companies in order to support them, one of them being Mikoyan Design Bureau. However, the Anti-Entropy designs and products later got leaked, leading them to suspect an "infiltrator" among their ranks, one of them being Cocolia, who joined the group around the same time period. Cocolia herself is acting rather shadily in both this chapter and on Chapter 10. After the events of ch. 12, she's put in the brig by Einstein and others for her misdeeds towards the group (including dealing with and sharing critical information with another group); she doesn't resist.
- Mole in Charge: Following Welt's disappearance around 1 year before the game starts, she assumes the position of Anti Entropy's sovereign, using the Welt clone(s) as a Decoy Leader. The group became shadier under her command.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Cocolia is a hardened ex-Spetznaz captain who did her best to fight against the Russian government's inherent corruption and neglect of orphaned children, even opening an orphanage to take care of younger girls like Bronya, Seele and the Olenyeva twins. While she's not superhuman like the Valkyries, she easily eliminates any assassin sent after her, even outmaneuvering Bronya during their first encounter. Some people opposing her have taken to calling her a demoness for this reason.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's the most blatantly fanservicey NPC in the game, as her dress's low-cut, off-the-shoulders top makes clear that she's bustier than even Himeko and is also slit almost to her hip, showing off her legs. This is evident in her in-game sprites but is even more obvious in her Stigmata pieces.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Deconstructed. In the past, Cocolia tried to rat out her superior Alexey when she caught him stealing weapons to sell them to the black market, believing that people like him were contributing to the Soviet Union's fracture and the inability to support orphanages like the one she grew up in. This got her arrested instead, and she got an earful from the colonel about how Moscow didn't care about Siberia anyway and shady activities were the only way to gain enough money to survive.
- Oh, Crap!: In story Chapter 4, upon knowing what Bronya is trying to do, she begs the latter to stop in panic.
- Orphan's Ordeal: She was once an orphan herself (and implied to be a Child Soldier, too), so she founded her orphanage and adopted many orphans from the war across her country (Russia), so that they wouldn't suffer like she did.
- Parental Substitute: Being the foster mother for an orphanage, she's one for Bronya, Seele, Sin Mal and many others. The children call her "Matushka".
- The Reveal: Einstein mentions to Mei that Cocolia was the one who tricked Mei's father into getting arrested and then had Mei experimented upon to become a Herrscher. Mei already knows this, though.
- Seeks Another's Resurrection: The same as Bronya—she is trying to bring Seele back from the Sea of Quanta.
- So Proud of You: She spells it out to Bronya at the end of ch. 12. She has done many things, including those she wasn't proud of and those she regretted, but she knows she'll never regret one thing: bringing Bronya to her orphanage. She then expresses her pride over her foster daughter.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her Stigmata set spells her name as "Cocolia", but in different parts of the game she has also been called "Cacalia" or "Kukuria" or "Kakaria". In the Azure Waters comic, her name in cyrillic is spelled as "Кукурия" (Kukuriya).
- Token Evil Teammate: While Anti-Entropy consists mostly of decent enough people, she is the most questionable among them, as she tends to do things behind their back, her fellow Anti-Entropy members don't trust her much.
- Villain Override: She ends up doing this at the end of the "Selene battleship" scenarionote and in the middle of Chapters 3 and 4, both to Bronya in order to attack her friends.
- The Voice: In the early chapters of the game (2 to 4) she's only heard talking from afar, mostly towards Bronya, but in ch. 4 she's also talking to the other Valkyries who infiltrated the ME Corp building.
- You Are Not Alone: In the end of ch. 12, she points out that Bronya tends to do everything by herself back in the orphanage. When she tells Bronya to take care of the orphanage for her, she has to remind her foster daughter that her friends are there and willing to help her.Cocolia: You walk alone with your eyes set on the horizon, but you forgot about your friends walking by your side. They love you and look after you. You have what it takes to band them together. Remember to wait and help them. Home is where everyone's around.
Voiced by: Little N * (Chinese), Sumire Uesaka (Japanese)
Sin Mal was one of the orphans in Cocolia's orphanage along with Seele, Bronya, Rosaliya, and Liliya. Unlike the others, she was a nasty, bullying git who tormented Seele and nearly killed Broyna for trying to befriend her. In story mode, she shows up in a handful of places, most notably during the Chiyou side quest, commanding AE's mecha forces opposing the Valkyries.
Also available as a Stigmata set.
- Crippling Overspecialization: All of her Stigmata are about "enhancing stealth mode", which only Black Nucleus (a very rare Bronya suit) has.
- Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Unlike the other girls in the orphanage, Sin has wide Mismatched Eyes that serve as a clear visual indicator of her cruel nature. This carries over to her in-game sprite which looks thoroughly crazed.
- Jerkass: Sin is a viciously unpleasant character. She was horrible to Seele and Bronya in the orphanage, and crippled Bronya's legs by pushing her down a flight of stairs. Even in the present day she arrogantly refers to the Valkyries as trash.
- Lethal Chef: Played for Laughs in Cooking with Valkyries. When Rozaliya complains that she lost her tastebuds due to catching a cold in her attempt to save a pack of rotten cherries, Sin offers her a black bread with salo (uncured meat lard) and raw garlic on it, claiming that everyone eats this when they need to beat the flu. The bread looks smelly and non-delicious, and Bronya even recommends Roza to brush her teeth after eating it. Roza being Roza, she eats it anyway, and her lack of reaction prompts everyone to make a Face Fault.Rozaliya: What did I just eat? And why did I just eat that? (Got moar?)
Bronya: The Roza became a tasteless idiotka.
Seele: You should really eat some meds.
- Rape as Drama: Subverted in one of the side comics which covers the story of what happened in the orphanage. Some time after her attack on Bronya, she pushed Seele onto the floor and ripped her shirt open, suggestively running a finger down her chest while examining her stigma mark. However, Seele's other side took over, forced its way into Sin's mind, and subjected her to the feeling of falling down an endless staircase.
- Scary Teeth: Her teeth are all pointed and animalistic, although whether this is natural, a side effect of something that happened to her, or they were filed is not revealed.
- Uncertain Doom: Nothing so "doomy" implied, but in the end of ch. 12, Rozaliya indirectly implies that Sin Mal isn't among them in the orphanage anymore.
Mecha and Equipment
The end boss of Chapter 4. A Humongous Mecha made inside the ME Corp. building which belongs to the Anti-Entropy.
- Auto-Scrolling Level: Some challenge stages in the "New Century" event are "obstacle runs" where Wotan runs forward continuously; there are obstacles such as lifted bridges, elevated/lowered road sections and Bottomless Pits that Wotan has to smash through or jump over to the finish line. In the story part of the event, Kiana, controlling the mech, has to run from the AE base to where the 8th Angel is estimated to fall in order to intercept it; later, Asuka does the same to steer the Angel-corrupted Wotan into the rift into the Sea of Quanta that she emerged from, in order to save Nagazora from being destroyed when Wotan's self-destruct goes off.
- Background Boss: It stays in the background, and you can attack either its body or its Giant Hands of Doom to damage it.
- BFG: In the "New Century" event, in the battle against the 6th Angel, Wotan is equipped with a giant positron cannon on its right hand. Its energy use is so massive, the Anti-Entropy have to reroute all power in Nagazora for Wotan just to fire it.
- The Bus Came Back: The Schicksal HQ Open World reveals what happened to it after Chapter 4: Schicksal salvaged it and put it inside their base. When your Anti-Entropy forces invade Schicksal HQ, Einstein is surprised to meet her group's mech again and plans to use it for their invasion plan.
- Cephalothorax: When it Turns Red, its head disappears and its torso reveals a huge face.
- Charged Attack: As its playable form in the "New Century" event, it has both the "hold" and "collect" variant of the trope. Its normal attack can be charged to make it do a powerful Ground Pound attack that deal increasingly stronger and wider shockwaves, while its evasion move can be charged to make it do a Dash Attack at the target, with it gaining longer distance and greater strength the longer you charge it. When you hold the button, the 3 pink bars on top of its HP bar will slowly get filled, then they are used when the button is released. The pink bars can also be filled by evading or defending in time, or just by holding the Defend Command button; so that when you want to launch a charged attack, the button doesn't have to be held as long for a stronger version of the attack. You can have an upgrade that allows it to be Immune to Flinching as it charges its attack.
- Crafted From Animals: A week-long monthly event allows you to acquire weapons themed after the mech as a Random Drop, either a sword for Himeko or a pair of guns for Kiana.
- Damn You, Muscle Memory!: As its playable form in the "New Century" event, it controls rather differently from regular human fighters you usually control. Tilting the "stick" at the sideways or backwards direction will make Wotan strafe to that direction instead of turning around; you have to turn around by turning the camera sideways. It also cannot quickly cancel its attacks to either its evasion move or its Defend Command, unlike the usual gameplay.
- Dub Name Change: Its original name is "MSR-7 Deus".
- Fighter-Launching Sequence: The "New Century" event has a sequence where the Wotan is released and launched into the battlefield from its base.
- Ground Punch: Its main attack. In a variant, it has an attack where its hand opens its pistons and it smashes said hand down, causing jets of flame to run across the ground.
- Having a Blast: It can create multiple explosions that track your current location.
- Heroic Second Wind: The robot equivalent of it at least. In the "New Century" event, storywise, just like Shinji and EVA-01 at the beginning, Wotan (piloted by Mei) can only move sluggishly at first, and it gets beat down hard by the 4th Angel. However, its synchronization level suddenly reaches 200%, and it reveals a stronger form (which the Anti-Entropy members attributed to hidden mechanisms made by Welt, its designer); it then proceeds to beat the Angel to death.
- Laser Cutter: It has a move where it fires a sweeping laser that ends in an explosion. The sword dropped by it can perform a similar move.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child:
- It's mainly powered by Wendy's Herrscher core, exhausting her life in the process.
- The Evangelion collab event "New Century" gives it a slightly similar twist: according to Einstein, Welt built it to contain himself as the 1st Herrscher. Like how the Evangelions were made with the Angels' flesh, there's the irony that the supposed "last resort" against the Herrschers is itself powered by one. When Welt was missing in the Sea of Quanta, he left his Herrscher Core behind, which is then used on Bronya, allowing her to pilot the Wotan as well; although, as an artificial Herrscher, she isn't completely capable at it. While most people thought one would need to have high "Honkai adaptability" in order to pilot Wotan, the truth is that this "adaptability" comes from its pilots being Herrschers - including Kiana and Mei.
- Promoted to Playable: The Evangelion collab event "New Century" sees it becoming playable, as a stand-in for the Evangelions.
- Sudden Name Change: An update changes its name from "Godfather" into "Wotan". Einstein still calls it "Godfather" in cutscenes, though.
- Third-Person Shooter: A few challenge stages in the "New Century" event make Wotan fight like this, with an Arm Cannon that can rapidfire small shots and occasionally fire strong missiles.
- Vacuum Mouth: After it Turns Red, the large mouth on its torso is capable of sucking you towards it for a bite.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite Einstein claiming that she's going to use it for Anti-Entropy's invasion plan on Schicksal, it never comes to pass. The 2nd anniversary event and, later, the "Gemina Invasions" event also jabs on this fact.Recharging 10%...25%...50%...70%...90%...90%......
The end boss of the Extra Story "Chapter Xuanyuan". It's a stronger variant of the Titan Mecha mook, used by Anti-Entropy when they invade the underwater cave that our Valkyrie team is exploring.
- Counter-Attack: It can enter a defensive mode where it deploys a Deflector Shield. If it gets attacked in melee, the attacker will flinch and it'll immediately do a counterattack.
- Dub Name Change: Its original name is "Godfather".
- Flunky Boss: In the Memorial Arena version of the battle, it'll be accompanied by 4 Titan Mechas. Upon ascending in rank, some of the mechas become their better versions, culminating in the SS-rank where they are all copies of Padrino (but with only a single life bar each).
- Gold-Colored Superiority: It's gold-colored and is the stronger boss version of the Titan Mechas.
- Ground Punch: One of its moves is to smash the ground with its fist (it might run towards you first before this).
- Ground Wave: Its Ground Punch and Shockwave Stomp moves cause waves of energy that creeps along the ground.
- King Mook: Of the Titan Mecha mooks.
- Lightning Bruiser: Downplayed in that it moves relatively slowly, but it has a move where it runs quickly towards you. Played straight in the SS-rank Memorial Arena version of the fight, where its walking speed is increased drastically, making it harder to chase it as it walks around.
- Power Fist: There's a stronger version of it that has 2 enlarged piston-like fists, called "Fire Spirit Titan". It has several different attacks that uses the fist, such as a stronger Ground Punch and shooting a pulse-like energy shot from said fist. Many of its attacks will also put you in an "ignited" state.
- Shockwave Stomp: One of its moves is to stomp the ground in front of itself, causing a small quake that hits all around it. It's fully Immune to Flinching during the animation.
- Turns Red: At lower health, the blue lines on its body turn red and it becomes fully Immune to Flinching and most status ailments, and it also gains a special shield in front of its body at all times that flinches melee attackers (or laser-shooting Bronya) and reflects projectiles directly to the shooter, forcing you to attack from behind.
An automated war vehicle of Anti-Entropy's creations, it's armed with multiple weapons and covered in thick armor. It first appears in ch. 11 where the Alternate Universe version of Welt creates it using his power as the 1st Herrscher.
- Attack Its Weak Point: it takes most damage to its "head", while its other parts will only take reduced damage thanks to its thick armor. The "head" is concealed behind its front wheels at the start, but after you attack it enough (i.e after you deplete one of its HP bars), it will "split" its front half in two and reveal the head, after which it whips out stronger attacks. It can still periodically close its front half and open it again, sometimes as a way to attack you if you stand in between them. Special attacks that "hits the enemy's core" can damage its head directly even when its front half is closed, such as Sixth Serenade's "Raven Mark" effects or Sakuno Rondo's "scorching Sakura Marks".
- Death from Above:
- It can fire napalm bombs upwards, which then fall onto your position, leaving patches of fire at their wake.
- After it Turns Red, it can deploy multiple floating bombs that try to track your position, then fall near you and explode.
- Its strongest attack is to fire a nuclear missile upward, and then guard itself by "closing" its front half. You can forcibly "open" them by attacking the 2 buttons at the sides of the tank, causing it to take huge damage when the nuke explodes. Hiding behind the tank in time will also let you be protected from the nuke's explosion.
- Dub Name Change: Its original name is "MHT3 - Messenger of Peace".
- Gatling Good: At the start, it uses 2 gatling guns with Laser Sights that will aim at you at long range. They cannot hit you at close range, however, because they're put at the top part of the tank.
- Macross Missile Massacre: One of its moves after it Turns Red is to fire multiple homing missiles.
- Move in the Frozen Time: This boss is completely immune to Time Slow and Time Fracture effects.
- Ramming Always Works: Sometimes it attacks by simply ramming towards your player character. It tends to move from one end of the stage to another when it does so, so you have to chase after it. It can also ram backwards if you're behind it.
- Tank Goodness: A more mobile, futuristic, powerful tank, one of the testaments of Anti-Entropy's technology.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Its front half can fire big lasers, while its "head" can fire an even bigger laser. It also has a move where it spins 720 degrees while continuously firing its lasers.
This boss previously only appeared in event stages and in Memorial Arena; it starts being mentioned in the background of chapter 16.
- Belated Backstory: For quite some time, it had no Flavor Text and no background appearances. Only in future updates did it get a backstory.
- Death from Above: It can summon airstrikes from above, dropping multiple bombs at different points in the arena.
- Dual Wielding: It wields 2 large cleaver-like swords. It can combine the swords into a Double Weapon for a few attacks.
- Effective Knockoff: This boss is basically Tesla's version of Schicksal's Baldur. While it looks much blockier and tackier, it has superior firepower and capabilities.
- Energy Weapon: It can shoot straight beams out of its swords. It also has a move where it stands in the middle of the arena, then spins its swords around it as they continuously shoot lasers.
- Immune to Flinching: while most bosses are immune to being flinched by your attacks, there's a way to temporarily dispel its "super armor": by evading some of its attacks (accompanied by a red flash) in time. If you succeed in doing so, the boss can be flinched and even juggled temporarily.
- Mistaken Identity: In ch. 16, when the robot is helping to fix some parts of the Roost, the refugees mistake it for "Arahato" (a mecha anime in the game's world). An exasperated Tesla tells the kids that they've been watching too much television.
- Move in the Frozen Time: It is completely immune to Time Slow effects.
- Shock and Awe: Many of its attacks deal lightning damage, and can paralyze your characters.
- Spin Attack: It has a quick spin attack with its swords. It then leaves a ring of electricity or fire on the ground.
- Super Mode: Its Armor Meter gauge is replaced with a different one, that slowly fills up, and fills faster when it "recharges" and you're attacking it. Once it's full, it'll enter a mode where it becomes briefly invincible and its attacks are laced with fire, trading its paralyzing capabilities for sheer raw damage. The gauge then slowly depletes; when it's empty, it'll turn back normal.
- Switch-Out Move: Inverted - it can deploy devices at the corners of the arena that create "no switching out" circles. If you stand on their radius, you cannot switch out unless you either move out of its range, or destroy them with your attacks. The ELFs you may carry will also prioritize them over the boss.
- Sword Beam: In its Super Mode, some of its sword attacks shoot slow-moving crescent beams.
- Sword Plant: It has 2 moves like this where it plants its swords to the ground: one where it creates a paralyzing circle, and another (in Super Mode) where it causes a massive explosion.
- Three-Strike Combo: One of its basic moves is to perform a 3 strike attack with its swords.
The Arhat is a sleek, ninja-like mech that was featured in the in-universe anime series AraHato broadcasted during the eighties. While on the surface it was a successful show with lots of merchandise and various adaptations, in reality it was a ploy by Anti-Entropy to create a 1-to-1 scale model of the titular mech that could fly to the Moon. It is also featured in the Reburn short video as Kiana's opponent.
- Animated Armor: While it is normally piloted by either Siegfried or Einstein, Welt shows that his consciousness can move the mech around by sheer force of will.
- BFS: The katana it carries around is massive, enough for Kiana to do a long-winded Blade Run in the Reburn animation.
- Big Damn Heroes: The Arhat is instrumental in depriving Sirin of a great deal of her power, stripping the Herrscher of the Gem of Conquest while she's busy fighting Welt in the dream world. It also shields Siegfried and Cecilia from Sirin's Superpower Meltdown.
- Cyber Ninja: this giant robot is modeled after a ninja.
- Defictionalization: An in-universe example, as the AraHato anime series and associated products and adaptations were all created by Anti-Entropy in order to gain enough funds to build the real deal. Siegfried, who grew up watching that show, positively squees when he finds out about this.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The Arhat appears in the Reburn animation without much context to go with other than pursuing Kiana; long before it makes its appearance in the Second Eruption comic, which explains its relevance to the story.
- Humongous Mecha: Of all the weapons Anti-Entropy could send to the Moon, it had to be this work of art, which moves around just like a normal human being despite its massive size.
A.k.a "Jormungand". The third major human organization introduced in the series, the World Serpent is a millenia-old cult operating in the shadows, with many of history's miracles being attributed to their leader. Like Schicksal and Anti-Entropy, their ultimate goal is to eradicate the Honkai once and for all, but are not above engaging themselves in dubious experiments that do more harm than good.
Voiced by: Takatsugu Awazu (Japanese)
First appears in Chapter 9-EX. A mysterious man who held the intel for the missing Kiana, the Hyperion forces made a deal with him for it. Rita supposedly murdered him in Arc City, but later he reappears, contacting Hyperion to ask for his payment.
- The Assimilator: In Ch. 12, he (as Assaka) grabs Liliya and assimilates her, seemingly giving him some extra strength. He remarks that he planned to do it on Rozaliya, but it doesn't matter, as he's trying to do just that afterwards. However, Theresa points out that his assimilation on Lili is still not complete, allowing her and Roza to free her sister with quite some effort.
- Clock Roaches: In a variant, in "The Day You Vanished with the Stars" event, he (and his duplicates) seems to have a sinister plot of trying to kill Zhuge Kongming in any way he can, and he also gives off ominous words such as "you can't fight the consequences..." Tesla-Zero reveals in the end that they're the "agents" of the Golem's "backup program" that has deemed Kongming as an "anomaly" and tries to erase her from the world, akin to The Matrix's Agents.
- Color Animal Codename: Given what he (presumably) is, it's likely that his name is just an epithet.
- Couldn't Find a Pen: In "Rosemary's Floriograph" event, after he murders Jackal, he seemingly leaves a word written in blood on the floor - "RACHE". Einstein says that it's German for "revenge".
- Cyborg: When Bronya scans his corpse in Arc City, she finds that his body is mostly replaced with cybernetics, from an artificial arm to an artificial eye (that Rita stole).
- Dead All Along: In "Rosemary's Floriograph" event, after Doyle and others find Gray Serpent and Raven's dead bodies, he and Irene talk about it over the phone. Doyle points out that Gray Serpent's body looks like it has been decaying for several days; Irene thinks that something was possessing his dead body to perform the murders that he supposedly did. Previously, there were hints such as the 2 pools of blood in Welt Joyce's room (one of which presumably belonged to Gray Serpent, Welt's murderer), the fact that he couldn't easily jump out the window of said room while bleeding, the big gash on his back (which presumably wasn't caused by Raven), and the blood writing on the wall, which (in Raven's cutscene that shows her death) was written by someone else other than Gray Serpent.
- Hive Mind: From his reappearance in Ch. 9-EX2, it's implied that there's more than one Gray Serpent with the same mind/personality. In Ch. 10, Einstein is spying on Cocolia speaking to what's implied to be him, but then he seemingly appears behind Einstein and knocks her out. In ch. 12, Cocolia threatens him at gunpoint to ensure Bronya's safety... and then another Gray Serpent appears behind her and shoots her (non-fatally). Later in a cutscene, the two Gray Serpents talk to Theresa and the Olenyeva twins in an alternating way as if their minds are one and the same. It's implied that there are more of him, too; he would later reappear in the beginning of ch. 13.
- Iconic Item: His umbrella seems to be one. This is referenced in the "Empyrean Legends" event, where "Uncle Gray Serpent" was missing in the dark woods and only his umbrella can be found.
- Kill the Lights: In the "Rosemary's Floriograph" event, in Welt Joyce's mansion, after Doyle and Irene investigate Welt's room with Einstein, the lights suddenly go out. During this time, Jackal is seemingly murdered by Gray Serpent, and then Sora goes missing. After checking the mansion's power generators, Tesla finds a time-delayed device that cut off the power, possibly allowing Gray Serpent to pull off the murder without assistance.
- Malevolent Masked Men: He has a sinister, one-eyed mask covering his whole face.
- Mind Rape: In Ch. 9-EX2, he seemingly enters Bronya's mind, trying to break her from within by playing her bad memories. Fortunately, Fu Hua (or rather, one of her "feathers") comes to save her.
- Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: In ch. 12, after absorbing Lili into himself (as Assaka), he goads Roza to get angry and let her "inner beast" take over. It's all a ploy so he can better absorb her as well, but Theresa tells her to calm down.
- Super Serum: In one stage of ch. 12, the two Gray Serpents pull out injectors and inject themselves with a strange liquid that turn them into the two halves of Assaka, but with their minds and even motor skills intact. He claims that the technology behind the Olenyeva twins' surgery to adopt Honkai Beast traits was the basis for this.
Voiced by: Xie Ying * (Chinese), Sanae Kobayashi (Japanese)
One of the promiment members of the World Serpent, who oversees the Heliopolis Life Sciences group and its building. She first appears in ch. 13 under the guise of "Cioara", who contacts Rita for Schicksal's latest supplies transfer to Heliopolis. She becomes a boss in ch. 14. Cold and ruthlessly efficient while running World Serpent's operations, Raven also happens to wield the Third Divine Key, which takes the form of a small railgun.
- Agree to Disagree: In ch. 16, she points out to Mei that while the latter believes that Kiana's problem can be solved, she doesn't, as there's too much risk involved in it; she says that neither of them are able to convince each other about it.
- Animal Motifs: With ravens, obviously, as her power often manifests itself in the form of ravens, her cloak resembling the feathers on a birds wings, and her Wolverine Claws that heavily resemble the talons of a bird. Also her name, Cioara, literally means ''crow/raven'' in Romanian.
- Anti-Villain: Works for the villainous World Serpent, yet seems to believe that by killing Kiana, (or the Herrscher of the Void, as she considers her) she is protecting humanity from further destruction and tragedy by her hands. She also takes care of refugees of Honkai outbreaks in her spare time, teaching them how to live in the ruins. Mei notes that the kids in the Roost "painted a different picture" of her compared to what Mei saw at Arc City; Raven confirms later that she never told the kids anything about her job, or what the Honkai is beyond being a strange disaster. She goes on to compare herself with other people who do bad things and good things separately (including helpless refugees who could become "monsters" to each other just to get food).Mei: But you take care of the kids with your left hand, and turn the population of a city into lab rats with your right... Don't you find it paradoxical?
Raven: You seem to misunderstand me. I'm a hired blade. I don't pick my victim, as long as the price is right. I saved a few children, but I have a kill count that far exceeds said number. I've seen far more extreme contradictions compared to mine.
- Assist Character:
- In one stage of ch. 16, you (as Mei) can summon Raven to perform a single powerful attack at the enemies with a special button, and then she teleports out; this comes with a cooldown of few seconds. This repeats in one stage of ch. 18.
- In one stage of "Rosemary's Floriograph" event, you're controlling Fallen Rosemary (Rita as "Irene Adler"); as she's currently teaming up with Raven, Irene can summon the latter to attack the enemies the same way as above.
- The Atoner: In "Rosemary's Floriograph" event, she's said to be bringing Sora around and trying to Find the Cure! for her condition as a means of "redemption". In the middle of the event, it's revealed that she used to work for the church orphanage, which secretly performed experiments on abandoned orphans; her job was to bring the "supplied" children around to the church, with one of them being Sora. The little girl was one of the few survivors of the cataclysm in St. Fountain, and Raven built the Roost to give Sora and the other children a home. In the present time, she's presumed to be trying to look at Welt Joyce's research notes in order to find the cure for Sora.
- Beauty Mark: Has one to the left of her mouth.
- Big Brother Worship: Flashbacks in the game and the manga show that Raven loved her older brother very much. Even long after she had to leave him for dead, she still adheres to the last words he spoke to her, where he told her to live well. It is also what she mainly taught to the children she saved and took care under.
- Big Damn Heroes: In ch. 16, when Mei is overwhelmed against Benares, Raven comes to her aid and fights the dragon in her stead, and tells her to take Sora back to her home.
- Boobs of Steel: Rivals Himeko and Rita in terms of bust size, and is just as deadly a fighter in her own right.
- Car Fu: When Raven decides to fight Kiana one-on-one in Chapter 14, she enters the scene by sending a cargo truck crashing towards Kiana, who's already busy fighting enemies. Kiana manages to avoid the collision and looks no worse for wear when Raven confronts her.
- Casting a Shadow: She can apparently manipulate shadows themselves to attack, as seen in a scene between her and Mei in ch. 16. The latter resists said attack, if only because the "pain in her heart" hurts her more.
- Code Name: When she poses as a higher up of Heliopolis, she uses the name "Cioara". As shown in her Dark and Troubled Past, her brother called her "Nata". As the 2nd Eruption comic has her brother call her "Tasha" and the two seem to speak Russian, her real name is most likely "Natasha". This is confirmed in ch. 16, where one of the stages' descriptions mention her name as "Natasha Cioara, the Raven".
- Cold Sniper:
- During the climax of the London Holiday, Raven deploys the Third Divine Key, which is essentially an advanced railgun that fires a bullet that reduces its target to atoms, to ambush Otto after he fooled Jackal into revealing herself. The shot destroys Otto's soulium avatar, but since he simply uploaded the details of the encounter to another body before the avatar's destruction, the two World Serpent agents come empty-handed, with Raven groaning that the shot she reserved for Durandal ended up being used to save Jackal's ass and the Third Key is now damaged with a wasted shot.
- In ch. 16 she's also shown with it, where she uses it to watch Otto and her Master's meeting place from afar.
- In ch. 18 she gets to use it to fire at the ice block that contained Herrscher of Ice, and later, to fire at the ice spikes that said Herrscher creates that block Mei's way. Inbetween, she plans to find a high enough position so she can find the Herrscher quickly and do long-range support.
- Combat Pragmatist: During Chapter 14, Raven gets into a one-on-one duel with Kiana, who notes that neither can't use Honkai energy due to the surrounding gas that drains Honkai energy from those it enters in contact with. Kiana surmises that Raven might've decided to fight her fair and square, only for Raven to inject herself with a serum that makes her immune to the gas' effects, giving her an upper hand in the fight.Kiana: Now you can't use Honkai energy either. Finally looking to fight me fair and square?
Raven: For you... there's no such thing as "fair".
- Combat Stilettos: She can move quickly and fight while wearing sharp-looking high heel boots.
- Contralto of Danger: She has one of the deepest female voices in the game and she's a professional, dangerous assassin.
- Crazy-Prepared: Kiana banks on the fact that she and other World Serpent fighters rely on Honkai energy to strengthen themselves when she sabotages Raven's convoy that carries the anti-Honkai serum, causing the gas to leak out of the broken containers to try to weaken her; Kiana would expect a fair fight after that. However, Raven has prepared for that - she uses some kind of antidote to become immune to the gas' effects, allowing her to fight at full strength while Kiana gets weakened by the gas. Unbeknownst to both of them, Rita sees the whole thing from afar, and the antidote in particular.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Chapter 14 shows through a Flashback Nightmare of hers that her hometown was devastated due to the 2nd Honkai War, and she and her brother were among the few survivors. Back in her time, simple needs were scarce and people shed blood over them; when Gray Serpent brought her away, he claimed that she's one of the few people with "potentials" while her brother was not, and thus was presumably Left for Dead (and he was willing, too). She would then undergo harsh training and growth, turning her into what she is now. It's heavily implied that she has a grudge against the "Herrscher of the Void" (the center of the 2nd Honkai War) because of this, which makes her battle with Kiana a personal matter.
- Diving Kick: One of her attacks is to float up and then dive to the ground with a kick.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She claims in ch. 18 that, unlike Schicksal, the World Serpent doesn't like "human wave" tactics, and only relies on a few strong members at a time. This is in response to Rita's comment that they're sending their newest member (Mei) into the field, thinking that they're spreading themselves thin.
- Expy: From her black hood, to her Wolverine Claws and red knife-like blades that she throws around, to even her name, she's one for Guilty Gear's Raven.
- Flechette Storm: She can throw out red knives. Some of them are explosive, too.
- Friend to All Children: In Chapter 16 it is revealed that a group of children are living within a section of Nagazora City known as The Roost, which is a sanctuary Raven built for them to live in, safe from the Honkai. She also takes care of them by teaching the children how to survive and giving them food and medicine every month, and protecting them from Honkai Beasts. Because of this they refer to her as Sensei. She even planned to live with them on a private villa she had bought before it was sunk into the ocean due to the Honkai eruption 4 months ago. Ch. 17 has her mention that she had wished for the World Serpent (and specifically Kevin) to help her treating the kids' condition (by stigmata-related treatments), and she agreed to keep working with them for it as the "payment", claiming that the "Sire of the World Serpent" is a man of his word when Mei questions it.Raven: Spending time with the children makes me feel alive.
- Freudian Excuse: A big part of her hatred towards Honkai and Herrschers stems from how they have screwed with her life in many ways, including ruining her childhood and the private island and villa she bought and built herself so she and the refugees she helped could live in peace.
- Hypocrite: She and Mei discusses this in ch. 16. Mei points out that Kiana may be the Herrscher of the Void whom Raven hates, but she also has risked her life to save an entire city, and then asks Raven - as she too is a "contradiction" - why she wants to kill "someone like her". Raven's answer is that Mei is putting everything at risk to trust Kiana to tame her inner demons, and it's too great of a risk for Raven.
- If I Do Not Return: In the middle of "Rosemary's Floriograph" event, before Raven goes out to try to look for Sora, she gives Doyle the address to the Roost; she wishes that someone else could take it over and look after the children for her. When he asks her why she does this, she says that she's preparing for the worst, as she suspects that Gray Serpent may have kidnapped Sora as a bait for her, thinking that she is his real target. Doyle decides to accompany her with Irene and Joachim so she doesn't have to do it alone; but later, she goes missing when Irene fights some Honkai Beasts. Later on, the story cuts to her being at the brink of death after she supposedly fought Gray Serpent, and Sora gets traumatized at the whole thing. In the end of the event, Doyle is said to have dealt with the Roost; he chooses to put the children in Anti-Entropy's care.
- Interface Screw: One of her attacks after she Turns Red has her shooting a swarm of raven-like energy shots that will block the screen with dark red color if you get hit.
- In the Hood: She wears a black hooded cape with spiky ornaments. In Chapter 24, she says that she used to take the hood off when talking to people as it was more polite, but people didn't take her seriously as she looked young. Once, she forgot to take it off, and she was taken more seriously. She didn't ever remove the hood ever since.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: In ch. 18, after Raven got hit by a neurotoxin courtesy of Owl betraying them, she tells Mei to not waste time helping her and focus on chasing him and the Herrscher of Ice. She would later recover by herself and reappear in ch. 19.
- Leitmotif: She has a special theme music used in her boss fight. A few snippets of her theme is played when she shows up in ch. 16.
- Lethal Chef: Sora says that Raven (her "sensei")'s cooking isn't very good when she's eating Mei's curry. When Raven comes back to the Roost and brings some snack from Shenzhou for the kids, she has to convince Sora that it isn't her cooking.
- Mama Bear: In "Rosemary's Floriograph" event, she goes ballistic when Sora suddenly goes missing. She threatens Joffrey for Sora's whereabouts, and when Irene tries to stop her, they end up fighting each other. Even after Irene and Doyle calm her down, she proceeds to search the manor's rooms to find Sora, leaving most of them in a mess.
- Misplaced Retribution: She appears to hold a very heavy grudge against Kiana, believing her to be the monstrous Herrscher of the Void that destroyed her town and led her to suffer a harsh childhood. She scoffs at the idea that Kiana wants to save Arc City, accusing her of being a hypocrite. Unbeknownst to Raven, Kiana is just the vessel for the real Herrscher of the Void who is everything she accuses Kiana of being. Kiana herself has been put through a similar hell as Raven. In Raven's eyes, Kiana is the Herrscher of the Void who had caused devastation and thus has to be stopped.
- Moral Myopia: In ch. 16, Raven says that she wishes to not see Sora become a "monster" over basic needs - just like what Mei wishes for Kiana. And yet, she looks down on Mei for doing the same thing that she herself does. Raven's justification for it is that Kiana's problem is much harder to solve and involves a great risk.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: In the opening scene of Chapter 16, Raven tells Gray Serpent that she would obey Kevin Kaslanas orders no matter what, making her very similar to Rita and her devotion to Otto.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: She has one with Rita in ch. 18 when they meet each other again. Rita has a bit of a grudge against her for what happened in ch. 13 to 14. It's only stopped when Durandal calls Rita.Rita: I wonder what you'll be useing against the Herrscher. Gas? Trucks? Or... suicide bomb bots?
Raven: Well, I didn't expect to singlehandedly ruin your mission last time. I'm still *very* sorry about that.
Rita: Oh dear, please don't. I should be the one who's sorry for ruining that grand project of Heliopolis Life Sciences.
Raven: You're welcome. Do take care of our supplies and make sure the tea is ready while we handle the Herrscher.
Rita: How nice of you. In return I shall make sure you're given a proper funeral if you get yourself killed.
The two girls continued sparring as their smiles stiffened. Tension rose in the air.
- Pillar of Light: After she Turns Red, she can create pillar-like blasts of dark red energy from the ground.
- Power Floats: She can occasionally float in midair.
- The Promise: When she and Mei fight each other in ch. 16 over Kiana, Sora tries to stress onto Raven on how important Kiana is to Mei, just like how the "sensei" is important to her and the kids. She then says that "sensei" is turning into a different person and scaring her, and goes to cry quietly, causing Raven to reminisce a time where, in a burning village, a certain girl (most likely Raven herself) was crying like Sora does now. Raven relents, then tries to comfort Sora and says that Mei will have a chance. She then helps Mei detecting Kiana, despite still holding her contempt.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She had dark red eyes and is a dangerous assassin working for a villainous organization.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Jackals Blue Oni, with Raven serving as more of The Brute for the World Serpent, while Jackal relies more on her intelligence and cunning to serve him. This dynamic could also be inverted, considering that Raven is cold and ruthlessly efficient, while Jackal is a sadistic Mad Scientist.
- Running Away to Cry: Sora recounts that, when Raven's personal island (that she worked hard to gain enough fortune to buy with) was sunk due to the Honkai eruption, she was seen Trying Not to Cry as she keeps mumbling "everything is fine"... but then she couldn't hold it anymore and ran away to the beach, crying her heart out. She also let out a Skyward Scream that Sora can't forget: "Humanity shall purge the Honkai at any cost!" This causes Mei and Tesla to fall silent.
- Scarily Competent Tracker:
- Ch. 16 shows how she tracks her Honkai-related targets: she says that low-level Honkai Beasts are attracted to Honkai energy as if they're pheromones. She has a certain technique that disrupts the beasts' reception to the energy (by stabbing them with her Wolverine Claws and injecting them with some sort of dark power); this causes the affected beast to become controllable, which allows her to get rid of the beasts and create safe zones in the Nagazora ruins. Said technique also allows her to send out and receive "messages" to and from the beasts, letting her command many beasts by getting her hold onto a few of them. She claims that through this method, she can link herself to their senses and experience things that normal humans cannot, from the heat waves in the air, the moving currents of the seas, to the scent of Herrschers. This is what she uses to help Mei find Kiana.
- In both the above chapter and in ch. 18, her 3rd Divine Key allows her to not just see at long distances, but also at higher dimensions, allowing her to find her targets quickly.
- Statuesque Stunner: She is shown to be even taller than Mei herself, though it is likely due to the very high heels she wears.
- Stepford Smiler: In ch. 18, during her talk with Alvitr over the video call device, she smiles as she expresses the idea of them working together again in the future, before the call ends; this pleasantly surprised the Valkyrie. Then Raven looks at the city with a somber expression. Owl lampshades the quick change in her face; Raven calls it "business smile".
- Teleportation: She can disappear into a dark mist and then reappear elsewhere during battle.
- Thong of Shielding: In Chapter 16, we get a clear look at her behind and it is clearly shown that her bodysuit rides up her rear almost exactly like a thong.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: She refuses to see Kiana as anything other than Herrscher of the Void. By contrast, Rita - who previously hunted Kiana and called her the same way - comes to respect her and see her as more than a walking disaster. When she comes to the Roost in Ch. 16 and meets Mei, Raven agrees to help her find Kiana (as Mei has been helpful to the refugees), but she declares her intention to kill Kiana afterward. Mei asks her if it's part of the World Serpent's plan, but Raven says that it's a personal matter. However, as seen in her inner thoughts in ch. 16, she's starting to have doubts: she's recalling her fight with Kiana where, despite her expecting to die on Kiana's hands, the blue-eyed girl instead spared her, and then went to save the Arc City from an impending disaster. When she saw her prey falling from the sky lifelessly, she didn't feel any satisfaction despite it being what she had always wanted. It didn't fill the "emptiness" in her heart.Mei: Why are you doing this? Why should she deserve such injustice? Is it because of what she is? What she has done in the past? It's only because she's a Herrscher, isn't it? But she would never hurt anyone... How can this world treat this kind and gentle girl with such cruelty...
- Villain Has a Point:
- While her reasons for hunting Kiana are more personal to her, she points out to Mei that a Herrscher is a danger to whole cities, and that Mei or the Anti-Entropy may not have a real, thorough plan to deal with the problem without killing Kiana or potentially causing a disaster.Dreams and hopes... I'm not sold on these fancy words that I haven't experienced myself. I believe only in facts and evidence, something neither you nor AE have.
You can't even stop me. How are you going to stop those people?note
- Later in ch. 17, she stresses about her point again to Mei, about the truth of Kiana's condition and that AE really doesn't have any good way to help her.Raven: Tell me, what did they come up with? Ideals? Hopes? Or friendship?
Mei: SHUT UP!!
- While her reasons for hunting Kiana are more personal to her, she points out to Mei that a Herrscher is a danger to whole cities, and that Mei or the Anti-Entropy may not have a real, thorough plan to deal with the problem without killing Kiana or potentially causing a disaster.
- Villain Respect:
- The end of ch. 16 has her giving her respect to Mei after the latter shows her determination to protect and save Kiana.That strong look in your eyes... I like it. Take her (Kiana). Leave. Get as far away from here as you can. Keep your promise. Don't her hurt anyone. You have yourself to thank, girl. You proved yourself at the very last moment.
- In the middle of ch. 17, she says that she first thought of Mei as just an innocent little kid, but she had changed completely in only a span of few days. She then wishes for Mei to find the answers the latter seek from Raven's "master".
- The end of ch. 16 has her giving her respect to Mei after the latter shows her determination to protect and save Kiana.
- Weak to Fire: In her boss fight, she has a circle above her head that is filled by attacks that deal the "ignite" debuff. If it's filled to full, she becomes more vulnerable, particularly to fire attacks.
- We Will Meet Again: In the end of ch. 16, before Raven leaves, she says this to Mei, and adding that the latter will know where to find her. In ch. 17, Mei does come back (to escort Sora back to the Roost) and Raven goes to talk about Kiana's problem; that the World Serpent may have a way to help her while Schicksal or AE do not, and she's offering it to Mei. 2 hours later, Mei rendezvouses with Raven again and accepts her offer.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: After the fight with Kiana in ch. 14, she has a talk with a fellow World Serpent member, Jackal. Raven says that she wants to "put out the fire", but Jackal wants Kiana alive instead so she can examine and experiment on a live Herrscher.
- Wolverine Claws: While she normally looks like she just wears Femme Fatalons, she can extend her pointer and middle fingers' claws for slashing her enemies. They're apparently made of Soulium.
- Younger Than They Look: With her mysterious air and deep voice, she can be mistaken for an adult woman, but when Kiana takes a look at Raven's eyes after their rematch, she notes that said eyes belonged to someone about the same age as Kiana, but had only seen death and terror. If the flashback she experiences as a recurring dream and the Second Eruption comic are anything to go by, she's only a couple of years older than Kiana.
- You're Nothing Without Your Phlebotinum: Near the end of ch. 16, Raven taunts Mei with this, saying that she's just an ordinary girl without her Gem of Conquest, and that she failed to save Kiana even with it, so Raven asks her how she's going to do that now. This causes Mei to raise her resolve and emit electricity as her eyes turn magenta. This impresses Raven as she claims that Mei have "made her choice", that she has proven herself at the last moment, and tells her to leave and to not let Kiana hurt anyone as she has promised "Before I Change My Mind".
- You Shall Not Pass!: At the climax of ch. 14, when Kiana and Mei rush to stop the World Serpent's plans, Raven intercepts them. Even as she's defeated, she claims that she has held Kiana long enough for their plan to reach completion, and flees.
Voiced by: Suwon (Chinese), Chie Nakamura (Japanese)
Another major member of the World Serpent, Jackal oversees several undercover operations, preparing the field for her leader's return. She's the underlying antagonist of the London Holiday short comic.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her ethnicity hasn't been revealed, but her dark hair, brown skin tone and jackal-themed mask and persona suggest that she's of Middle Eastern descent.
- Animal Motifs: Like her name suggests, the jackal. She wears a jackal mask, particularly with an ankh on it; jackals are prominent in Egyptian Mythology and the Heliopolis building takes some cues from it as well.
- Code Name: Like most major WS members, she goes by an animal-themed name; her real name is shown in ch. 21 to be Dr. Cleo.
- Fate Worse than Death: Not her, but she subjected someone through this in one extra scene of ch. 21. The scene is taken from the perspective of someone called Mr. Samit, who is contracting a "disease" that Dr. Cleo claims to be a very rare one (implied to be a Honkai-related disease). As he doesn't want to die yet, he begged her to help him, and she agreed... and then it cuts to a scene which describes him being incarcerated as he's painfully experimented upon, in horrifying detail. He's still kept alive, but he has lost most of his senses except for his touch and pain ones, and he can't do anything but screaming in pain inside his mind.
- I Want Them Alive:
- After Raven beats Kiana in ch. 14, Jackal contacts her, saying that she wants the 2nd Herrscher to be brought alive to her so that she can perform experiments on it.
- In ch. 18, when Mei asks her if she has to kill the upcoming new Herrscher, Jackal corrects her, saying that the group wants the Herrschers "suspended" as part of their plan of collecting all Herrschers.
- Mad Scientist: She seems to be primarily doing scientific works for the World Serpent. In particular, she seems to really like doing researches on Herrschers; she performs painful experiments on Kiana with glee, then later, she's said to repeatedly nag Mei to perform tests on her. Raven doesn't view her too highly with her attitude, even as the former acknowledges her scientific efforts.
- Power Nullifier: In ch. 18, Jackal gives an equipment called "Scepters of Duatnote " to Mei, saying that they're going to be useful for their next mission. When Raven calls it "Imaginary Disrupter", Jackal chastises her for sullying such a rare technology (from Previous Era, which she claims Schicksal cannot replicate) with a dull name. In the middle of the chapter, Owl explains that the scepters work by disrupting the Honkai energy output of the Herrscher's core, through creating interfering "twists" to the link between the core and the Imaginary Space, effectively limiting the Herrscher's actions without killing them. Attacking and weakening the Herrscher first will make the scepters work more effectively, allowing them to capture and bring the Herrscher to their Sire, who'd then seal her powers, leaving them in a "vegetative" state.
- Smug Snake: Jackal's arrogance outweights her cautiousness, which usually results in her plans blowing up in her face, even though she assures afterwards that the setbacks are nothing in the grand scheme of things.
- When she thinks she's simply disposing of a pawn by shooting Director Catherine dead in London Holiday, she's completely blindsided by the fact it was Otto's soulium avatar all along, meaning she inadvertently fed the enemy precious information and now has to be bailed out by Raven.
- During the events of the game's Chapter 14, she smugly dismisses Kiana's attempts to understand World Serpent's motives and instead tries perform various tests on the heroine, only for Kiana to reveal that she was only pretending to be in pain from the tests to coax useful information out of Jackal, after which Kiana effortlessly breaks out of the lab.
- In ch. 21, when Hua(?) breaks into the World Serpent's base to look for their leader, Jackal keeps sending waves of mech enemies after her and leading her into various traps, proudly thinking that it'll stop her each time. She gets increasingly frustrated and nervous as Hua(?) breaks through them and gets deeper into their base. It's only stopped when the WS' leader shows up.
- Undying Loyalty: Compared to Raven's ultimately mercenary-like mentality (she's got personal reasons for supporting the Serpents), Jackal seems to be utterly loyal and zealous to the World Serpent's cause, especially the Project Stigma. She wishes to help furthering their cause and to use the best of her abilities to that end.Jackal: This is our chance as our Sire's most steadfast followers to prove our devotion and ensure the success of Stigma.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Her modus operandi is to dispose of World Serpent's associates once they've fulfilled their purpose, with the benefit that such pawns will not be traced back to the organization. One associate transferred 50 billion euros to the World Serpent's funds, only to get conveniently hit by a truck the moment he confirmed the transfer and reaffirmed his faith in the organization's cause. In London Holiday, she instantly shoots Director Catherine dead after judging that she knows too much and has come into contact with Schicksal. Too bad that last bout was Otto's soulium avatar impersonating the Director.
- You Will Know What to Do: In ch. 18, when Mei asks her on how to use the Scepters of Duat, she says "you will know". Later in the chapter, when Mei asks about it again, Owl eventually explains it to her.
Voiced by: 鱼冻 (Chinese), Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese)
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Raven says that while he may look like a lazy bag of bones, he's a professional in data mining and covert operations. In one stage, Raven calls him out in not helping as she and Mei are fighting Honkai Beasts. He says that having Mei is enough that he wouldn't be of much help; he wants to save his strength to fight the Herrscher. In another, Raven thinks that he's just giving himself an excuse to stay near the fireplace they made when he tells them to leave him behind to lure the Herrscher of Ice as he prepares the Scepters of Duat to trap her. The "archive file" about him that you can acquire mentions that he used his skills to earn himself a place in the organization called "Thousand Fists" and later the World Serpent.Raven: Though he looks sloppy, he has the skills needed to solve problems efficiently. Gray Serpent likes to call him an efficient tool.
- Code Name: Like other members of the Serpents, he goes by a codename. His real name is later revealed to be "Tianwu Chen" and he's from Philippines.
- Crosshair Aware: In the final stages of ch. 18, he would go to assist the Herrscher of Ice from afar using the 3rd Divine Key that he stole from Ravennote . In gameplay, a crosshair will follow the player character and red blasts will periodically appear on the ground below them; you can try avoiding them in time. This continues to ch. 19.
- Cyborg: He reveals to Meinote that underneath his clothing, 74% of his body has been replaced by cybernetics. He was heavily injured after a 2015 Honkai event in Manila, Philippines, and he joined the World Serpent to get himself cured.
- Dark and Troubled Past: One of the "files" you can find in ch. 18 contains some info about him. He was the lone survivor of his family during the 2015 Honkai event in Manila as Ana Schariac saved him, and his body got ravaged by Honkai corruption that it forced him to Find the Cure!. He joined an organization called the "Thousand Fists" in search for both a cure for himself and the truth about the Honkai. Later, after Raven brought the Thousand Fists down, she took him into the World Serpent, where he got his codename "Owl" and got himself mechanical replacements for his corrupted body. He's still searching for info about the Honkai using the WS' massive intel network, supposedly due to personal hatred of the Honkai. Chapter 19 shows more of it: back in 2015, he wished to see his little sister, Chen Tianwen, but the Valkyrie squad that tended to him said that they haven't found her, and that he only has about 2 years left to live due to the Honkai corruption of his body.
- Deadpan Snarker: When Mei tells him that she doesn't need his support, he sarcastically says that he's leaving. When Raven expresses her irritation at this, he says that I Was Just Joking.
- Declaration of Protection: Near the end of ch. 18, he defends the Herrscher of Ice from Mei when the latter's going to strike her, saying that Ana saved his life once and that he wishes to repay her kindness, so he's going to protect her, even if it costs his life. This repeats in ch. 19 when the Herrscher tries to do a Suicide by Cop with Mei's help.Owl: Raiden Mei, you'll have to Go Through Me first if you want to kill her...
- Defeat Means Friendship: Downplayed (change "friendship" to "recruitment"), but this is how he joined the World Serpent: by Raven defeating him and taking him from his old organization.
- Defecting for Love: As Ana Schariac used to save his life back in 2015 Honkai event, he ends up betraying his teammates when they try to capture the Herrscher of Ice, because he wants to save her in his own way. He's apparently inspired by how someone else i.e Mei can command the power of the Herrscher by her own will and thinks if she (Herrscher of Ice) can do the same, so he wishes to help her to that end.Owl (to Rita): Nonsense... [She] is not a Herrscher. She is a human.
- Et Tu, Brute?: In the middle of ch. 18, he tells Mei, who's fighting the Herrscher of Ice, that the Scepters of Duat are ready, and asks her to lure the Herrscher to the designated position. But when Mei gets there and tells him to activate the device, Owl seems to fall silent. Right after that, she finds herself to be the one trapped with the device, leaving her open against the Herrscher of Ice's attack. And when Raven sees this, Owl sneaks behind her back and shoots her with a tranquilizer dart, incapacitating her; he also steals her 3rd Divine Key. Alvitr later reports this to Durandal and Rita, which leads the squad leader to decide to check on them. Later, Raven manages to contact Mei to inform the latter of Owl's betrayal.Raven: Owl... You... bastard...!
- Foreshadowing: He talks to Mei about what the World Serpent is going to do with the captured Herrschers, i.e they're going to end up becoming "vegetables" as their powers are sealed. He feels that it may have sounded cruel because he's talking to Mei, a Herrscher herself. But when the Herrscher of Ice is revealed to them as Ana Schariac, who once saved Owl from a Honkai disaster, he ends up betraying his group to try to save her in his own way, because he fears of what may happen if he lets the World Serpent capture her.
- Freak Out: He has an epic one in the middle of ch. 19. After he was stabbed In the Back by the completely-corrupted Ana, he slowly loses consciousness, and his mind goes into a "dream" where he sees what happened back in Manila, 2015: he sees his little sister, Chen Tianwen, trapped underneath rubble, struggling to call for help. Ana appears and seemingly comes close to Tianwen, but to his surprise, she runs away for some reason, leaving little Tianwen to die. He screams at Ana in rage over the (perceived) betrayal, and as this happens, his voice slowly becomes heavily distorted and "darkness" erupts from his chest, engulfing him. In the "outside", Mei is suddenly weighed down by a force of gravity, and two "shining lights" appear then merge into a huge dark sphere. Owl basically becomes the new Herrscher of Earth not only out of Honkai corruption but out of sheer rage and sorrow.
- Fusion Dance: After his Herrscher power awakens, he merges with Ana to become the Herrscher of Stars.
- Friendship Trinket: A (presumably) more romantic variant: He has a pendant shaped like a half of a heart with blue crystals on it, and there's another pendant with the shape of the heart's other half, owned by Ana Schariac; she apparently lost it when she becomes the Herrscher of Ice. It's the same pendants shown in the Version 4.1 trailer. When he meets the other pendant's owner, he tries presenting his half to her and asks if she still remembers it. He then says it doesn't matter if she remembers it or not, he's going to fulfill "his promise".
- Gallows Humor: Back in 2015, when he was rescued by Ana Schariac, he asks her what "Honkai" is; he thought that it's like something out of a Zombie Apocalypse story where zombies spread Honkai through their bites. He then went to describe the "zombie cliches" in detail, which disgusted his rescuer.
- I Owe You My Life: Back in the 2015 Honkai event in Manila, he was saved by Ana Schariac and so he feels he owes her his life. He also declares that he's willing to sacrifice it for her sake, including to prevent Mei from harming her.
- Kindness Button: A downplayed example. When he explains to Mei that after their Sire seals a Herrscher's power, she may be left a "vegetable" after that, he apologizes, thinking that he might've sounded mean because he's talking to a Herrscher. Raven points out that he's never been "nice" before; he says that they have a Herrscher as their teammate, so he feels he has to.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Befitting a cautious scout, after the Herrscher of Ice stopped them literally cold in their tracks and fled, he tells his fellow agents in ch. 18 that the she is tougher than they thought, and they'd need a better plan to deal with her.
- Multicolored Hair: His hair is grayish brown with a few black and white streaks.
- Nerves of Steel: Raven tells Mei that back then, he didn't show any reaction to having a blade put on his neck, and it didn't change in the present. While she appreciates his prowess, she hardly likes having him around because she can never tell about what's going on in his head. This makes them unable to figure out that he's going to backstab them until it's too late. The one time he gets highly emotional and raises his voice is when he starts confronting Mei in the final stage, and later, when he screams "Don't hurt Ana!!" to Mei.
- Not So Different: When he betrays the World Serpent to save Ana, Mei hesitates in cutting him down, realizing he has the exact same motivation as her: protecting a loved one who's eaten inside by her Herrscher power, in the hope that she can be cured.
- Rescue Romance: In a flashback in ch. 19, back in 2015, he was trapped underneath rubble after the Honkai disaster in Manila. Just when he thought it's the end for him, somebody came to his rescue and took his hand: Ana Schariac. His rescuer was lovingly described as having a "beautiful face highlighted by the sun and unfurled before him like a portrait painting". He was really grateful for her act, and wished that he can follow her anywhere she goes; she then decided to give half of her pendants to him as a Friendship Trinket and made a promise to "reunite" the pendants if they see each other again.
- Together in Death: He dies with Ana in his arms, thanking Mei for killing them since they have no place in the world, and gives her both of their Herrscher cores. They are later buried together in the same grave, and their Friendship Trinket pendants are put together on their gravestone.
- Underestimating Badassery: He calls Mei, the Herrscher of Thunder, "soft" and questions whether she can handle her job in their mission. Raven assures him that their new member has every reason to fight.
- We Meet Again: He says this towards the Herrscher of Ice in the third act of ch. 18, where he walks closer to her.Owl: I did not expect us... to meet again like this...
A zombie with added cybernetics, it was released deep inside the Heliopolis' undergound lab in the middle of ch. 13, becoming its boss.
- Armed Legs: Its actual (organic) legs are fitted with blades.
- Dash Attack: One of its attacks is to quickly dash straight at your character, while extending its blades forward.
- Degraded Boss: It's reduced to an Elite Mook in its subsequent appearances.
- Ground Pound: One of its attacks is to jump at your position, trying to smash you. It then leaves a red circle on the ground that slowly depletes your HP.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: It's a cyborg zombie.
- Spider Limbs: It has 4 mechanical legs attached to its hips that it uses for walking and attacking.
- Turns Red: It can occasionally glow red, becoming more resistant to flincing and starting to Spam Attack with 2 blades repeatedly as it walks towards you.
- Floating Limbs: Its arms aren't attached to its body.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: It has 4 large arms that end in pincer-like claws.
- Pillar of Light: In its "speed mode", it can float up and then generate pillars of darkness that try to track your position.
- Power Floats: Befitting its otherworldliness, it floats around in the air, sometimes out of your reach.
- Purple Is Powerful: It's colored mainly purple and it's a rather powerful and tricky boss.
- Rapidfire Fisticuffs: One of its attacks in "speed mode" is to repeatedly swipe at you with all of its claws, and repeatedly teleport in-between if you try to move away from it.
- Shaping Your Attacks: It can create quantum energy blocks on its claws and then throw them towards your position repeatedly. The blocks then cause the ground around it to become "tainted" and deal Damage Over Time if you stand near them.
- Shockwave Stomp:
- One of its attacks is to emit circular waves on the ground around it multiple times. It can be interrupted with enough heavy attacks.
- Another of its attacks has it leap up, then try to smash down onto your character, sending waves to multiple directions upon impact. This is its "special move"; evade it to gain a buff that lets you induce Quantum Collapse on it.
- Stance System: It has a "power mode" and a "speed mode". The former has strong but slow attacks, the latter has weaker but faster attacks.
- Takes One to Kill One: As a Quantum-type boss, QUA-type characters are strong against it.
- This Is a Drill: One of its attacks in "power mode" has it create an energy drill on one of its claws, suck your character towards it, and then thrust it towards her.
- Urban Legend: This monster appears in "Rosemary's Floriograph" event as "The Phantom of St. Fountain". Some say that it's comprised of the souls of people who died in the cataclysm in the city, some others say it might be the very cause of the cataclysm. Einstein and Tesla are initially skeptical about the legend, until the latter runs into the very monster as it is hounding Bronya.
A Siamese cat from London who has been augmented by the World Serpent's experiments, being granted the ability to turn into a feline Honkai Beast through a special collar. He is the primary antagonist of the London Holiday comic, though never gets to finish his fights against the Valkyries before being taken in by Schicksal to be studied on.
His first in-game appearance is from a mini-event in 3.7, starring Durandal who walks around looking for him. He's also featured in one of the "London Holiday" stigmata set.
- Artificial Hybrid: A hybrid between a normal cat and a Honkai Beast. Normally only hot-pink patches can be seen on his body, but his collar allows him to activate the Honkai Beast genes in his body.
- A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 14 of Cooking with Valkyries is mostly dedicated to Durandal and Rita making food for him on a can-free day. Sure enough, Stan's interactions with the two Valkyries are as cartoonish as they were in London Holiday.
- Friendly Enemy: For all intents and purposes he is still loyal to World Serpent... But even despite only being able to act like Durandal's pet cat, he seems to actually enjoy it, and Durandal is a very doting owner.
- Humiliation Conga: His first fight against Rita gets interrupted by his collar malfunctioning and reverting him to his normal form, and his rematch is cut short by Jackal ordering him to retreat. Then, on his way out, he gets curbstomped by a nonchalant Durandal, losing his collar in the process and leaving him unable to do anything except act like a poor defenseless cat as he's taken in by Schicksal for study. Stan is mortified that acting like Durandal's pet cat is the only thing he can do while captive.Stan: Damn you, human! Why can't I stop making a fool of myself?
- Killer Rabbit: Normally just an ordinary cat, World Serpent's collar allows him to transform into a car-sized Honkai Beast that makes Rita, an S-rank Valkyrie, keep her guard on, even injuring her in their first fight. He's also fairly vicious and vindictive even in his base form, smacking a poor schmuck silly when fed up with what he perceives is a lack of respect from humans.
- Laughably Evil: Stan's lust for power and the ordeals he went through to become a (seemingly) fearsome fighter would be put in a more dramatic light if only he wasn't, well, a cat.
- Punched Across the Room: Thinking that Durandal is defenceless while in her civvies, Stan, instead of just retreating like Jackal ordered him to, tries to pounce on the Valkyrie, only to get swatted up the ceiling by a backhand flicker of Durandal's wrist. This breaks the collar that activates his Honkai genes and subsequently turns him back into a normal cat.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Ever since their battle in London Holiday, Stan and Rita developed a cartoonish rivalry as they trade barbs with each other (readers can understand Stan's thoughts, but the effect is lost on Rita, who launches a plethora of passive-aggressive comments). Even though Durandal decides to adopt Stan, Rita isn't too keen on that, preferring dogs over cats and being a bit of a Neat Freak. Near the end of his focus chapter in Cooking with Valkyries, Stan reconsiders his hostility towards Rita since she served him a nice helping of fishcake tofu, only for Rita to quickly dispel that thought by siccing a cleaning automaton on Stan since he's been shedding plenty of fur.Stan: RAWRR! (Trusting you was a mistake, female! You're still out to get me!)
- Spider-Sense: His sensitivity has been heightened to about 10,000 times a normal cat's, so when he senses danger, he's immediately overwhelmed by it. When he comes face to face with Durandal, every fiber of his being immediately tells him to run away. Fortunately, Durandal doesn't see him as a threat after the collar is destroyed.