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Ido / Kain Arisugawa
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu, Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn, Kyle McCarley (English)The titular character. Ido is a stoic and serious individual with a bold and reckless streak. He saves Maya's life after she is abandoned by the Federation; unfortunately, their relationship doesn't start with the best of terms. Over time, however, they gain some measure of respect for one another.
- Airplane Arms: Shown running like that in the opening, suitable for his Ninja motif.
- Amnesiac Hero: Ido has no recollection of his true identity before becoming an Evertrancer. He is in fact Kane Arisugawa.
- Blue Is Heroic: His I-Machine is predominantly blue. His stoic and cool attitude doesn't hurt either.
- Body Backup Drive: As an Evertrancer, his consciousness is permanently resides within an I-Machine, as his associate and rival, Adams Chevalier, stole his identity in a fit of pique and creative Ddifferences.
- Came Back Wrong: He lost his memories being transfered into an I-Machine due to Adams using the unsafe settings doing it by force.
- Cloning Blues: The body from the Kane/Adams switcheroo in the series' finale is actually a third clone of the original Arisugawa body. And that's in the main line, and there's God also knows how many other clone bodies used by other people, like the Sam Taylor's one.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As Kane Arisugawa he's been so up there that he was close to losing the touch with reality sometimes.
- Defrosting Ice King: Aloof and unapproachable, Ido gets notably warmer and more compassionate as the story moves along.
- For Science!: His main motivation back in time. Everything else was inconsequential.
- Grand Theft Me: President Adams has literally stolen his body, using it as his own.
- Grandpa, What Massive Hotness You Have: Subverted, as while the "original" Arisugawa's body is handsome and young-looking, it's actually a clone. Lampshaded when the crew, looking at the last photos of Kane Arisugawa, speculated just that, reasoning that he cannot look that young even with the best medical treatment, being (then, in the story proper Kane's pushing sixty) in his late-forties to early-fifties.
- Grumpy Old Man: The real reason for his outward gruffness.
- The Hero: The story takes place from Maya's perspective, but Ido is the one doing the traditional heroic deeds.
- I Am Who?: He is Kane Arisugawa, the scientist who originally developed the Mind Trance system.
- Knife Nut: Uses exploding energy knives as a primary means of combat.
- Line-of-Sight Name: Dubbed Ido by Graymann, because he has 0 ID of his previous life.
- Mad Scientist: And he definitely wasn't the most compassionate one back in his time.
- Ninja: His is patterned after one, given the poses he gives out, the weapons and the Scarf Of Asskicking.
- Older Than They Look: Ido generally behaves like a grumpy twenty-something, but is actually at least in his late fifties, being amnesiac Kane Arisugawa.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The serious and taciturn blue to Rick's enthusiastic and childish red. Even the colors of their I-Machines match.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Wears a red imitation muffler on his I-Machine body.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some translations flip-flop between "Kane" and "Cain" for his true name.
- The Stoic: For the most part, Ido doesn't let his emotions cloud his judgement.
- That Man Is Dead: After regaining his memories, Ido actually rejects the Kane Arisugawa's identity, preferring to remain Ido the Excavator.
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)A student at the Federation Academy. After being left behind by her teacher, she finds herself working with the members of Escavate. She doesn't like Ido at first but begins warming up to him in time.
- Alliterative Name: Maya Mikuri.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Rock, being similarly adopted by a less than scrupulous outfit after being stringed by a former employer. Doubly so because both Rock and Maya are ethnically Japanese, and are geologists.
- Instant Expert: Subverted in that she's able to immediately slot into the team as a resident planetologist, but that's what she actually trained for, even being something of a prodigy. Her I-Machine skill, however (that's equally important for a freelance miner) is barely adequate, as she's an Ensign Newbie in her position.
- Naïve Newcomer: Maya is a young, unseasoned rookie forced to work alongside the veteran and quirky Excavators, particularly the antisocial Ido.
- Parental Abandonment: Maya is actually an orphan and a scholarship student, so she has nowhere to go once she's been framed by her professor.
- Say My Name: Ido-san! Ido-san!
- Ship Tease: With Ido, despite this almost being a Crack Ship.
- Supporting Protagonist: The show is told from her point of view.
Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese), Douglas Cavum (English)A former racing pilot whose mind was transferred to an I-Machine after an accident. Brash and impatient, Rick is the total opposite of Ido.
- Body Backup Drive: Asteroid racers use the particular type of MT System that constantly streams updates of their mind state to their I-machines specifically as a backup for the case of an accident. Rick actually died in his accident, suffering an unrecoverable brain injury, so he had no body to be restored into. The current Rick is basically a backup copy.
- Cool Bike: Uses a custom SPACE bike (chopper to be exact) to transport his fellow Excavators.
- Emergency Transformation: After suffering a racing accident, he only survived by transferring his mind into an I-Machine. Subverted, though, as Rick actually died in that accident. The Rick we see today is a virtual ghost created from the original Rick's backup conscience.
- Keet: Cheerful and excitable, Rick usually has to be shut up by Karla or Ido to stop blabbering about.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The enthusiastic and childlish red to Ido's serious and taciturn blue. Even the colors of their I-Machines match.
- Transforming Mecha: Ricks I-Machine is capable of transforming into a fast and manoeuvrable jet-like vehicle that is perfect for the hot-headed former racer.
- Virtual Ghost: The Rick we see in the present is in fact a backup copy of the original Rick, who died in a racing accident. It explains why he doesn't have a human avatar in the virtual realm used by Excavators for conferences.
Jake "Grayman" Hojo
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)The boss of the Excavators, a former military man who went into the shady mining business after an accident involving loss of a state-of-the-art ship and lot of personnel.
- Bald, Black Leader Guy: At least his avatar in the 'Net is, as he has no physical body except his I-Machine.
- The Captain: Of the Stultus.
- Colonel Badass: Was mentioned to be a distinguished officer holding a Captain's rank back in his time.
- The Ditz: To a degree. Being quite excitable, Grayman sometimes has a tendency to not think things through.
- Failure Knight: Implied to be influenced by his failure quite a lot, despite his current cheerful face.
- A Father to His Men: Being reminded of his loss is visibly a sore spot fo him.
- Team Dad: Including literally for Claire.
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese), Christine Marie Cabanos (English)A daughter of the above, currently serving as a Stultus astrogator and IT specialist. Until the start of the story, she's the onlyperson in the team in the body she's been born with.
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)A no-nonsense information broker and accountant of the Excavators, she's a former hot-shot financial analyst working for numerous A-list conglomerates, whose body was lost in a mining accident when she insisted on an unsafe excavation being concerned about the bottom line. Now a shunned evertrancer, she joined the Grayman's team, bringing her skills and experience to the table.
- The Atoner: The accident has largely made her reconsider her profiteering ways.
- Commander Contrarian: Works as a voice of reason in the team, and usually puts the stop on Rick's frequent antics amd Grayman's more harebrained schemes.
- Cool Big Sis: To Maya and Claire.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Back in time her only goal in life was a bottom line.
- Number Two: Generally, she's a Grayman's second in command on the ship.
- The Mole: Adams blackmailed her into giving up the info on the Excavators by using her lost body he found somewhere as a hostage.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Being a fairly serious and no-nonsense woman, she's a perennial bane of airheaded and lecherous Rick.
Adams Forte Chevalier
Adams Forte Chevalier
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)Kane Arisugawa's main associate and the current head of the MT Systems conglomerate, though he uses Kane's body for that. A long-time Unknown Rival of Arisugawa, he's the main antagonist of the story.
- Ambition Is Evil: His main motivation is actually the desire to get away from Arisugawa's shadow.
- Anti-Villain: Despite his antagonism to the crew, he actually wants to save humanity from the wandering planet Rajeev. There is also the little fact that Kane betrayed him and his colleague Jennifer.
- Big Bad: The primary source of conlict in the series and a personal enemy for Ido.
- But Now I Must Go: After becoming an Orillian alongside Jennifer and Alice, he takes the Rajeevs to a faraway place where they can no longer threaten humanity.
- Dark Messiah: Upon enacting his plan, he proclaims himself the savior of mankind.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His love for Jennifer and Alice was genuine. Kain's betrayal of them is what drove Adams over the edge.
- Freudian Excuse: Kane used him, Jennifer and her daughter Alice to further his research on Orichalt. Angry for such betrayal, Adams stole his identity and took over his business.
- Hypocrite: Adams has no problem sacrificing countless lives to destroy the Rajeevs, the same thing he criticized Kane for.
- Karma Houdini: At the end of the series, he gets reunited with Jennifer and Alice and they go off to explore the universe together, escaping any consequences of attempting to kill Ido and his friends and his charges of corruption.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Seeing Jennifer and Alice disappear without being able to do anything about it did not do wonder to his sanity.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: The way he sees it, Kane should reap what he has sown.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: When Ido explains to him that his plan to defeat the Rajeevs won't work, Adams laughs it off and says Ido has gone retarded.
- Unknown Rival: To Kane, who's been so up there that he's never even considered the possibility of any jealousy from Adams' side.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He betrays Hakubi and leaves him to die after the Rajeevs start attacking Earth.
- Villainous Breakdown: Becomes increasingly desperate and unhinged as Ido and his friends continue messing with his plans. It's only when he sees Jennifer and Alice again that he comes to his senses.