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The protagonists

    Ayaka Raquel Tresha Godai @ Ayaka Shirokaze @ Iowa (BB-61) 

Mitsuha Miyamizu's Alternate Self. A former inhabitant of the small, primarily Japanese American town of Imamura who hated the rural life as a Shinto shrine priestess and sought to be reborn as a handsome city boy, which she got. Unknown even to herself as Natural Born (the reincarnation of) Iowa.

  • Actor Allusion: In Chapter 23, she recalls having been dragooned into a production of Les Misérables once. Mone Kamishirashi has covered "On My Own" before.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Wears her neuroses from her mother's death and father's absence more openly than Mitsuha does, despite the therapy.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Ayaka wears a primarily blue braided cord in contrast to Mitsuha's red, being a composite "character" with the blue wrist ribbon the original Pacific!Iowa wears. Her eyes are also reddish brown, in line with Mitsuha's colour, as opposed to the obviously brown of Iowa's.
  • Christmas Cake: Discussed in Chapter 17, where she recounts that though her father and grandmother didn't say anything aloud when she hit 25, her own friends getting married kept the topic salient.
  • Composite Character: Of Mitsuha from your name. and the Pacific: World War II U.S. Navy Shipgirls interpretation of Iowa, plus the name and some characteristics of Ayaka Kagari from Witch Craft Works.
  • Mukokuseki: Played for Drama; O'Bannon takes it poorly when Ayaka reveals she's actually ethnically Japanese. West Virginia slightly more gently reiterates this in Chapter 16.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Tresha, Spanish for three.
  • One Head Taller: Than Uileag.
  • Race Lift: Races are not currently known for the Pacific characters, but Pacific!Iowa is presumably white like the rest of her sisters. Here she reincarnated as Japanese.
  • Religious Bruiser: Following her experiences in the film, she has become more accepting of her faith, to the point of undergoing ordainment, and uses kumihimo-weaving motions and the kagura as spellcasting foci.
  • Statuesque Stunner: The Iowa-class battleships were the longest battleships in the world, and Ayaka is accordingly towering: 6'8", or an even 80 inches put another way.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: As a character notes, the kanji of her name, 城風綾火, can be read as fortress, wind, design, fire, all qualities of the fast battleship she is.
  • Time Master: Her primary Sphere. Musubi is time after all.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The white sun hat from her shipgirl outfit is reinterpreted as being the same one that her mother was briefly shown wearing in canon, now passed down to her.


    Uileag Shane Greer 

Partially Taki Tachibana's Alternate Self. An Irish American inhabitant of New York City who finds himself switching places with Ayaka.

  • Bully Hunter: One of the ways he channelled his Hair-Trigger Temper. Ciarán notes in Chapter Two that the family was always worried he would get hurt in the process.
  • Composite Character: Of Taki and an existing OC of the authors.
  • Has a Type: Older Japanese (American) women.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Unlike Taki, his father did not take his direction in life well, and despite his insistence otherwise Chief Harvey suspects this was the motivation for a certain ill-considered action.

Ayaka and Uileag's family and friends

    Hitomi Yura 

Sayaka Natori's Alternate Self. A close friend of Ayaka's.

    Ichiyo Shirokaze 

Hitoha Miyamizu's Alternate Self. Ayaka's grandmother and the chief priestess of the Shirokaze Shrine.

  • Covert Pervert: Nijimi's blush when recounting that Ichiyo tried very hard to give her siblings is... suggestive.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Ichiyo, Japanese for one.
  • Older Than They Look: As of Chapter 23, anagathics have restored her physique to that of a 60-something person.
  • True Sight: After Ayaka's Reawakening, she becomes able to see that Ayaka is a shipgirl.

    Kagami Lea Cuatha Godai @ Kagami Shirokaze 

Yotsuha Miyamizu's Alternate Self. Ayaka's younger sister.

  • The Ghost: For the first 22 chapters, she never appeared outside of flashbacks and brief mentions.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Cuatha, derived from Spanish for four.


    Missouri (BB-63) 

The Pacific incarnation thereof.

    New Jersey (BB-62) 

The Pacific incarnation thereof.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her default blue dress' neckline goes down to the waist, as per canon.

    Nijimi Shirokaze 

Futaba Miyamizu's Alternate Self. Ayaka's mother and the designated heiress to the Shirokaze Shrine until her untimely death of illness 16 years ago.

    Tetsuhiko "Morrie" Morikawa 

Katsuhiko "Tessie" Teshigawara's Alternate Self. A close friend of Ayaka's.

    Wisconsin (BB-64) 

The Pacific incarnation thereof.


    Yoshimichi Godai 

Toshiki Miyamizu's Alternate Self. Ayaka's father and former mayor of Imamura, now an unspecified New York politician.

  • My Greatest Failure: Is very aware that his behaviour during Ayaka's teenage years was not his finest hour.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: A lot more personable than before after nearly 10 years of therapy and reintegrating with his family.

Other shipgirls

    Battleships (BB) 

Fusou @ Harumi Nakahara

The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof, also a Natural Born.

  • Christmas Cake: Implied by Chapter 17, where a family friend asks Yamashiro if she has found a husband yet.
  • Foil: Like Ayaka she is a Natural Born who is also a Shinto priestess and the firstborn of both her human and shipgirl siblings, both lineages of which (used to) worship draconic kamisamanote , but she is a native Japanese whereas Ayaka is Japanese American. Ayaka is also painfully aware that she's nowhere as collected and elegant as Harumi is. As mentioned in the Pacific page both their shipgirl sides are also opposed, with both being nameship battleships but Fusou being Japan's unlucky first native-built battleship while Iowa was the lucky last American battleship class.
  • Identical Stranger: Several characters mention how similar she and Ayaka look, including none less than West Virginia, Yamashiro and a family friend of hers being confused by the similarity.
  • Religious Bruiser: She is a Shinto priestess of the Mizuryu Shrine in Kyoto City.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Harumi can mean calm seas, highly appropriate for an elegant shipgirl.

Maryland (BB-46)

The Pacific: World War II U.S. Navy Shipgirls interpretation thereof.

  • Religious Bruiser: As per Pacific canon. In Chapter 18 she leads a prayer service on board Tripoli.

Washington (BB-56)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

  • Consummate Professional: Almost always stoic and disciplined. So dedicated that, in Chapter Nine, Alice says that she recites the UCMJ in her leisure time.
  • Mind over Manners: When O'Bannon acts out over Ayaka's race, she tries using a Mind spell to put her in her place.

West Virginia (BB-48)

The Pacific: World War II U.S. Navy Shipgirls interpretation thereof.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

    Carriers (Fleet/Light) (CV/CVL) 


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof, who is also a Natural Born.

Essex (CV-9)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

  • Actor Allusion: Speaks English with a slight Russian accent because her Japanese voice actress, Sumire Uesaka, is a famous Russophile.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

  • Playing with Fire: As befitting the historical Yakitori Grill, she's taught Princeton fiery spells.

Princeton (CVL-23)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

Saratoga (CV-3)

The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

Yorktown (CV-5)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

  • Catchphrase: "So annoying."
  • The Chains of Commanding: Admits in Chapter 16 that she can't afford to get too close to the rest of Uatu.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite trying to be professional in her conduct, she has a snarky side.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Not to the lofty literal heights of Ayaka, Essex or Saratoga, but Chapter 16 reminds us that the Yorktowns' old hulls had less than 10% length difference with the Iowas', which is reflected in her human form.

    Cruisers (Light/Heavy) (CL/CA) 

Atlanta (CL-51) @ Alice Margaret Lindt

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof, but also a Natural Born.

Charybdis (88)

An original design of the Royal Navy's Dido-class cruiser.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

  • Badass Bookworm: Her bookish demeanour belies a literally frighteningly effective combatant.
  • Came Back Strong: As a steel hull, she infamously "lost" to an escort carrier in surface action when the latter landed a lucky shot on her torpedoes. As a shipgirl, she's a premier carrier killer, so effective at butchering them that friendly carriers run away from her, and directly mocks her past by throwing her torpedoes to detonate enemy shells.
  • The Dreaded: The mere possibility of her presence causes Essex, Princeton and Yorktown to flee.
  • Expy: Worm's Number Man by way of Virtual Adept.
  • Knife Nut: A fairy-forged one she carries in addition to her canonical gear and puts to very good use.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

Ning Hai

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

Oakland (CL-95)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

  • Power Fist: She conjures a gauntlet over her right forearm in combat.

Ping Hai

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

Quincy (CA-39)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

  • Came Back Wrong: It is speculated In-Universe that something went wrong with her either during her rest in the supernal or her return to make her the birdbrain she is.
  • Famed In-Story: Across the North American continent and on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, her name is still a byword for idiocy.
  • The Fool: Not very bright, to say the least.

    Destroyers (DD) 

Hammann (DD-412)

The Azur Lane interpretation thereof.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

O'Bannon (DD-450)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

  • In-Series Nickname: West Virginia calls her "speed slut". Her countrymen call her "Hayai Harlot"note .
  • Space Master: Compressing a few hundred kilometres' worth of space is, while not trivial, not a huge undertaking for her either.
  • Super Speed: Can hit supersonic at the very least.


The Kantai Collection interpretation thereof.

William D Porter (DD-579) @ Wilhelmina Delano

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Asks to be called "Mina" while off duty.
  • The Jinx: She brings bad luck to ally and enemy alike.
  • The Klutz: The very first thing she does onscreen is fall down a flight of stairs.
  • The Millstone: Deconstructed. She is entirely aware how much of a burden she is to anyone around her and has suicidal ideation because of it but hasn't had the courage to act on it.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Wilhelmina Delano - Will D. She also lampshades being related to FDR.

    Submarines (SS) 

Albacore (SS-212)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

Stingray (SS-161)

The "protagonist" of Down Periscope, shipgirl interpretation designed by GBscientist.

    Other ship types 

Vestal (AR-4)

The Warship Girls interpretation thereof.

Vulcan (AR-5)

An original-ish design thereof.

Other humans

RDML Paris "Razor" Abel

CO, Construct Three, United States Enlightened Science Warfare Command, US Navy.

RADM Jefferson "Husk" Adams

Deputy Commander, United States Enlightened Science Warfare Command, US Navy.

CAPT Lyra "Artemis" Cecil

CO, Amalgam Five "Gonzalez", Construct Nine, United States Enlightened Science Warfare Command, US Navy.

Kaishou-ho Shizuka "Hummer" Minami

Commander, Kanmusu Flotilla One, Fleet Kanmusu Force, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

CAPT George "Glider" Zelben

CO, Amalgam 55 "Uatu", Construct Three, United States Enlightened Science Warfare Command, US Navy.

Abyssals - mere mention of names will constitute spoilers ahead!


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