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Here are the characters from the popular sci-fi anime Martian Successor Nadesico, along with the tropes they represent. Please be aware of spoilers.

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Crew of the Nadesico

    Akito Tenkawa 
Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), Spike Spencer (English), Héctor Rocha (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Emmanuel Rivas (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Ascended Fanboy: Likes Gekiganger 3, gets to pilot giant mecha. In a subversion, he realizes that while giant mecha are cool, he really doesn't like fighting.
  • Butt-Monkey: Oh, so much.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Not as over-the-top as Gai, but still does it frequently at the beginning. "GEKIGAN FLARE!" Starts doing it less and less as the show goes on, though.
  • Career-Ending Injury: By the time of the movie, he has to give up on his dream to be a chef because the villain's experiments destroyed his senses of taste and smell.
  • Char Clone: In the movie, Prince of Darkness.
  • Chef of Iron: The "ordinary" type. He prefers being a chef and never applies cookery skills to combat, but he is also an excellent pilot.
  • Chick Magnet: Yurika, Megumi, and Ryoko, plus Erina seems to be projecting her unrequited feelings for his dead father onto him and Ruri has a bit of a schoolgirl crush. To his chagrin. Mainly due to the absurd and over-the-top ways they try to gain his affections.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Yurika.
  • Hot-Blooded: See Calling Your Attacks. He resists it at first, but embraces the path of hotbloodedness after Gai's death.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: All he wants in life is to be a chef and watch his favourite anime.
  • Indy Ploy: For a guy who doesn't like fighting, Akito is very good at coming up with strategies on the fly.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents died when he was very young, killed in an apparent terrorist attack on their colony's spaceport.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His mecha is colored pink. Although nobody ever explicitly draws attention to it.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Akito repeatedly denies that Yurika is his girlfriend or that he's even interested in her. Yurika herself refuses to believe that however, much to his chagrin.
  • The So-Called Coward: He's frequently accused of being a coward because he's reluctant to fight, but whenever he does fight, he never shirks.
  • Stellar Name: Tenkawa = "Heaven's River", the Japanese term for the Milky Way.
  • Team Chef: Which is what he really enjoys doing.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Prince of Darkness had him do it in a deconstructed manner: It's not a pretty process and the result itself wasn't something that usually delights him or the fanbase in general. However, if Prince of Darkness gets included in Super Robot Wars, then this is reconstructed: Akito goes through the horrifying process, but when surrounded with more people that care about him genuinely, Akito is able to get past his dark and edgy phase and use his newfound badassery for altruistic goals instead of vengeance, thus his badass phase ended up helping him, by making him grow up.
  • Unlucky Everydude: He just wanted a peaceful life and got dragged into a space adventure, complete with harem. And eventually something worse, come the movie...

    Captain Yurika Misumaru 
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Jennifer K. Earhart (English), Adriana Rodríguez (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Gaby Beltrán (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • And I Must Scream: In the movie, she's been kidnapped, experimented on, and frozen in a box.
  • Big Breast Pride: When she sees the diorama Seiya made of the Nadesico's crew, she was incensed to see that not only had he given her figurine a small bust, but that the bust of Ruri's figurine was disproportionately large.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is generally nice to everyone, and believes in the good in people... this does not stop her from being rather ruthless towards the enemy while commanding her ship.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's flighty, self-centered, daydreamy, and really good at outwitting the enemy (and her nominal allies), which is why she got the job.
  • Buxom Is Better: Several characters comment on how well endowed she is. Including her own father.
  • The Captain: Despite her oddities, she is concerned about her crew's welfare, sincerely committed to protecting humanity, and burned by the hard decisions she has to make.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Akito. They get married after the series.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: And that's the least of Akito's problems, really....
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Most of the time, Yurika runs on moon logic. Well, Mars logic, since that's where she's from.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Despite her personality, she can come up with some pretty brilliant strategies at times, such as using fishing techniques to take advantage in one fight against a Jovian ship, and utilizing air pressure to silently maneuver her ship in space without relying on engines.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She's a ditzy, lovesick buffoon, but when she gets serious....
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Her reunion with Akito involves spilling her suitcase all over the road.
  • The Ditz: Is oftentimes more focused on trying to get Akito to date her than doing her job.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: She completely ignores Akito telling her, repeatedly, that he's not in love with her.
  • Genius Ditz: When push comes to shove, she can be a brilliant strategist.
  • Genki Girl: She does seem a bit over-energtic at times.
  • Lethal Chef: Tries to win Akito Through His Stomach with a plate of... something we probably don't want to know much about.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Implied. It's really interesting that during an episode when part of crew had reversed their personalities, she was under affect of it and was acting like usually.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Goes down past her hips.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: To Akito most of the time, until she becomes his actual love interest.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's purple.

    Ruri Hoshino
Voiced by: Omi Minami (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (English), Azucena Martínez (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Ariadna Rivas (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Lampshaded in one episode when the rest of the crew is dressing up in ridiculous period outfits that Uribatake broke out for a mission and all getting excited over them. When one of the crew asks her if she's not into that sort of thing, she responds that she's not a child.
  • Artificial Human: Is the product of DNA engineering and nanotechnology designed to create an "operator [who could] connect directly with computers". And is rather bitter about it.
  • Breakout Character: She's by far the most well-known character from the show, and repeatedly won numerous polls for the most popular anime character of all time. Unsurprisingly, they made her the main character of the movie.
  • Brutal Honesty: She can be extremely blunt-spoken about her low opinion of everyone around her.
  • Catchphrase Insult: "...idiots" or "Baka baka" in the original Japanese.
  • Changeling Fantasy: Subverted. Ruri discovers her biological family are the Cloud Cuckoolander royalty of a Theme Park-like Ruritania, but quickly decides they're a bunch of useless idiots and returns to the useful idiots aboard the Nadesico.
  • Designer Babies: Ruri went through this twice over. First, she was conceived as a test-tube baby for the current rulers of Peaceland. When the institute handing the procedure was destroyed by terrorists, the surviving zygotes were acquired by a scientist who let the children be born after undergoing genetic engineering, and then "raising" them in a Crapsaccharine environment so they would become geniuses, until Nergal bought the rights to raise Ruri as a Nadesico operator. When Ruri discovers this in her A Day in the Limelight episode, the scientist's only explanation for what happened to the other children was essentially 'mistakes were made', and his institute had been closed down after the genetic enhancement procedure was made illegal.
  • Girlish Pigtails: One of the few reminders (along with her petite stature) that she's still a child.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Formerly the Trope Namer ("The Ruri"). She's none too impressed with the antics the crew gets up to.
  • Machine Empathy: She treats the computer with the respect and dignity she would a human being.
  • Meta Girl: A big part of her role is to lampshade things the audience is likely to find silly or stupid, to the point where the series will sometimes cut away to her dismissing what just happened as stupid even if she had no way of knowing about it.
  • Mysterious Waif: More accentuated in the Mexican Spanish dub of The Movie than in the Japanese version, due the way how her Mexican voice actress dubs her.
  • Not Good with People: Her best friend and confidant is the ship's computer, Omoikane.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: When it comes to understanding relationships she's still very much a little girl who hasn't discovered boys yet.
  • Precocious Crush: She's implied to be a lurker in the Akito Tenkawa Appreciation Society. Though she doesn't chase after him like the others do, she does show subtle signs for it, such as believing in his Gekiganger 3 knowledge to save Omoikane, picking him as her first choice for her knight when she was called a princess, and the biggest example, the lyrics (And the title) of "I Want to be your Number One", her Image Song from the beauty contest episode.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Blue-grey hair, yellow eyes, odd origins, very stoic... Ruri was the first Rei Ayanami Expy, and was more a response to Rei than the direct copy of later versions. Her popularity has sparked a series of Little Miss Snarker expies of her own.
  • Robot Buddy: She builds one (Kyuupachi/98) in the manga's Alternate Continuity.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In the movie, largely due to popularity. She makes all the other characters superfluous, and even worse has less of the traits that made her popular in the first place.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Although she comes across as emotionless, she is actually quite warm, she just tries not to show it. This is more accentuated in the Mexican dub of the TV series, compared with the dub of The Movie.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Has them as part of her implied kinda-sorta Artificial Human background and general Mysterious Waif-iness.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Generally views the rest of the crew this way, to the point where it's her Catchphrase.
  • Technopath: With her IFS and some help from Omoikane, she can make most any nearby technology do whatever she wants. Used to great effect at the end of the movie, where she shuts down the entire enemy operation on Mars.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Sort of - when she meets the person responsible for her birth and education (away from an actual family) after several years, she slaps him — after expressing token gratitude for allowing her to be born in the first place after acquiring her zygote for his Designer Babies project.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's a strange pale blue-white color.

    Gai Daigouji (born Jiro Yamada) 
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Brett Weaver (English), Mauricio Valverde (Latin-American Spanish, TV series)

    Communications Officer Megumi Reinard 
Voiced by: Naoko Takano (Japanese), Jenny Strader (English), Desirée Sandoval (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Rebeca Gómez (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Clingy Jealous Girl: A lot more so than Yurika, and that's saying something. It took awhile to set in, but once it did, it effectively murdered her chances of getting Akito's affection at all. She actually does gets the seeds of a serious relationship started, but she destroyed it all by trying to take things too far, which utterly repulsed him. Trying to get him to leave the crew of the Nadesico to their fate when they were in trouble didn't help either, and she finally dumps him herself when he uses lethal force even after finding out the Jovians are human.
  • Heroic BSoD: A brief one in Episode 4, after the destruction of the space station.
  • Lethal Chef: She's just as bad as Yurika, and just as sure that she's amazing.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's a voice actress who shares the same name as a certain real-life celebrity...
  • Really 17 Years Old: Implied. Megumi's age is listed as 17, but she's treated as an equal in the Love Dodecahedron, she's self-sufficient without any mention of being a Minor Living Alone, and she's a voice actress, who in Japan often joke that they're "eternally 17." Thus, she's probably at least a few years older.

    Helmswoman Minato Haruka 
Voiced by: Maya Okamoto (Japanese), Kelly Manison (English), Desirée Sandoval (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Rebeca Gómez (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Cool Big Sis: To most of the female crew members. She's flirty and fun, but also more mature and experienced than they are.
  • Dating Catwoman: She falls in love with the Jovian Tsukumo Shiratori. It ends badly.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has a minor but pretty intense one when Tsukumo Shiratori is killed.
  • Hidden Depths: Who would've thought a secretary would be the best qualified helmswoman for a state of the art battleship?
  • Ms. Fanservice: Wears a very low-cut open shirt.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts as Yukina's caretaker while she's on the Nadesico and while the crew is in hiding. She ultimately adopts her permanently after Yukina's brother Tsukumo is killed.

    First Officer Jun Aoi 
Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (Japanese), Mark X. Laskowski (English), Arturo Sian Vidal (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Butt-Monkey: Exists for Yurika to bounce off early on, but then pretty much disappears when he's no longer needed. And is never even in the running in the Love Septagon.
  • Broken Faceplate: Parodied. In episode three, his faceplate breaks as he's fighting Akito in orbit, but he's fine.
  • Demoted to Extra: He appears a lot less after people like Erina and Inez are added to the bridge, since they're more important to the plot and tend to replace his role as the straight guy.
  • Hidden Depths: He's fluent in baseball hand-signals, which he was forced to use one episode when he couldn't talk due to a neck injury. See I Just Want to Be Badass.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Poor guy, Yurika never thought of him as anything else than a good friend...
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Often. Unfortunately, he usually forgets some key detail (like wearing a pilot suit, which results in a bad case of whiplash).
  • Not Himself: During an episode where the less dominant traits of certain characters' personalities come to the forefront, Jun is hilariously a cackling Gun Nut.

    Goat Hoary 
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese), Rob Mungle (English), Bernardo Rodríguez (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Alejandro Villeli (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Sometimes literally, since he keeps the pair of bunny ears he acquires early on and ends up wearing them at various points.
  • The Comically Serious: He has a stoic expression and reaction no matter how ridiculous events on the Nadesico get, even when he's involved in them.
  • Gentle Giant: He's the largest and most physically imposing member of the crew, but he's soft-spoken and gentle... most of the time.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mr. Prospector.
  • Not So Above It All: He objects to the ridiculous show Yurika is putting on to try and explain the science behind a recent disaster to the crew (and to the ridiculous fully-body bunny suit she's wearing for it.) One Gilligan Cut later, he's wearing a pair of bunny ears himself.
  • Only in It for the Money: He's embittered by his experience with the Feds, but Mr. Prospector writes a number down that immediately changes his mind. Averted later on when he joins the rest of the crew in rebelling after The Reveal.
    "Is this after taxes?"

    Mr. Prospector 
Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese), Paul Sidello (English), Luis Raymundo Espinoza (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Herman López (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

    Captain Ryoko Subaru 
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Tiffany Grant (English), Desirée Sandoval (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Gabriela Guzmán (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Ace Pilot: When Ryoko gets in a funk during her limelight episode, Akito cheers her up saying that she's their best Aesti pilot. Might be a Downplayed Trope, though, since while Ryoko is a badass on the field of battle and she does tend to perform a bit better than her colleagues, she's typically not so far ahead of her comrades as to be set apart from them.
  • Action Girl: Her limelight episode emphasizes her status as this; as she says, fighting is the only thing she can do right.
  • Berserk Button: Do not try to harm Akito. It will not end well for you. She's also, notably, the first to jump to his defense when the other crewmembers are teasing/harassing him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: "TENKAWA'S MINE!" <body-slams into a Jovian mech before it can launch rockets at an unprotected Akito>
  • Boyish Short Hair: Has short green (Purple in Prince of Darkness) hair.
  • Broken Ace: Gets depressed when she realizes that fighting and killing are all she's particularly good at. Akito snaps her out of it pretty quickly, though.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Unlike Yurika and Megumi, she never managed to confess to Akito... though it's more out of pride than anything.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Minor streak, but occasional subconscious referral to Akito as "My Tenkawa" and the aforementioned Berserk Button do seem to give this impression.
  • A Day in the Limelight: During the "beauty contest episode", which - perhaps ironically - Ryoko does not participate in.
  • Fanservice: During her limelight episode, she's piloting her Aestivalis in casual underwear.
  • Last-Name Basis: 90 percent of the time, she refers to Akito by his last name. Akito alone gets this treatment, where main characters are concerned.
  • Stellar Name: Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades.
  • Tsundere: Not as abusive as a typical example, but she still counts as a Type A.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Mentioned in a flashback.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has green hair. However, it turns out it's dyed, evidenced both in the above mentioned flashback in the show and through the entirety of the movie, which shows she's entirely given up on dyeing it.
    • Her natural hair color is purple, so the trope still applies.

    Hikaru Amano 
Voiced by: Shiho Kikuchi (Japanese), Cynthia Martinez (English), Daniela Benítez (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Isabel Martiñón (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Action Girl: As one of the Aesti pilots, although unlike Ryoko it doesn't totally define her.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Like Gai, she's a huge Gekiganger fan.
  • Genki Girl: After Yurika, she's probably the most energetic girl in the whole crew.
  • Love Hurts: Due to unresolved issues with her ex-boyfriend she is one of the few not chasing after Akito, and also has to let Uribatake down gently when he tries to start a relationship with her.
  • Otaku Surrogate: She draws doujinshi for Gekiganger with a Self-Insert character.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both her parents are dead.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She gets very eager to pair up Akito and Akatsuki at some points.

    Izumi Maki 
Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (Japanese), Tamara Lo (English), Belinda García (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Patricia Quintero (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

    Seiya Uribatake 
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), John Swasey (English), Claudio Romero (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Gustavo Melgarejo (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Berserk Button: He has two of these: 1) Seeing Akito 'get all the chicks', and 2) people breaking his Aestivalises.
  • Dirty Old Man: Played straight and subverted and played straight again. Part of the reason he came aboard was to get away from his wife and (theoretically) spread some wild oats. Later on, people think there's something going on between him and Hikaru. Then they find out that she's helping him build a diorama with 1/48 scale plastic Aestivalis models. Then Hikaru has to let him down easy when he does try to start a romantic relationship with her.
    • And then subverted again later in the series when he makes a heartfelt promise to his wife that he'll return to her once the fighting ends.
  • The Engineer: He's not just the lead Aestivalis mechanic, he's also the chief engineer. And he pulls off some feats that would make a certain Mr. Scott proud, like successfully adding the Y-Unit to the Nadesico in spite of it being meant for another ship with a very different electrical system.
  • Mr. Fixit: If something breaks on the ship, Uribatake and his maintenance crew are the guys fixing it.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: In one episode it appears that he's embezzling money from the Nergal budget. He technically is, but he's using it to build an advanced Super Prototype.
  • Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: Justified; he makes most of the special gear used by the Nadesico by embezzling Nergal company funds, but they turn a blind eye to it as it means they get new equipment to use.

    Inez Fressange 
Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (Japanese), Heather Bryson (English), Patricia Mainou (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Gaby Beltrán (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Chekhov's Gunman: Remember that adorable little girl that Akito give an orange to in the first episode? well Inez is who she grew up to be. After one too many Time Travels. It's... complicated, okay?
  • Emotionless Girl: While not as extreme of an example as Ruri, she lost all her memories at the age of eight, and says that this led her to feel completely disconnected from the world around her to the point where death has no meaning.
  • Hot Scientist: Although it doesn't get as much attention as it might, she's a tall, blonde beautiful woman... and also the scientist who devised much of the technology behind the Nadesico.
  • Ms. Exposition: Lampshaded constantly. She even has a sixth sense for when something is about to be explained.
    • In "Finding Yourself in a Routine Plot", she explains the enemy attack the Nadesico has just been hit with while the ship is in the process of crashing. And after it's crashed, while everyone else is pulling themselves off the floor, she's still talking without interruption.
    • In "The Significant Other from a Star Far Away", someone simply saying the word explain causes a brief cutaway to her in another part of the ship, where she looks around confusedly while wondering what she's expected to explain... and it's implied that this is enough to make her arrive a few moments later.
    • In the beauty / singing contest episode, her act is... an explanation of the science behind the attack that occurred in the middle of the contest.
    • In an episode where she is Not Herself she ignores a perfect opportunity to give exposition and instead stays in her quarters eating fruit.
    • Lampshaded by Megumi when she's introduced:
      "Are you hooked on explaining and analyzing?"
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Although her main focus is unequivocally physics, at various points she also acts as a medical doctor and a psychiatrist.

Voiced by: Miyuki Ichijou (Japanese), Marcy Rae (English), Elba Laddaga (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Norma Iturbe (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Crazy-Prepared: She has over 300 different spices in the ships pantry. Her reason: she wants to make sure each crew member gets to eat exactly what they want, because nobody knows if it might be their last meal.
  • Mentor: To Akito, at least where cooking is concerned.
  • Team Mom: She's ready to dispense advice and motherly concern, mostly for Akito.
  • Supreme Chef: She has to be, if Akito were to become as good as her.

    Sadaki Munetake 
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), John Gremillion (English)

  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Subverted. When Akito arranges an impromptu Summation Gathering in the dining hall (a table with just him, Munetake, and a relevant Gekiganger 3 episode playing in the background), Munetake literally doesn't remember for a few minutes, and even as a flashback of him actually holding the pistol that shot Gai plays, he keeps his cool and insists that the official report was the "one truth". However, the meeting clearly had an effect on him; at one point, he has his Heel Realization while sitting at the same table past the dining hall's closing time, with Gekiganger still playing.
  • Driven to Suicide: The Reveal of the huge Government Conspiracy that was going on for at least a full century (and being held responsible for the Nadesico's crew discovering the secret) proves far too much for Munetake to handle, and this on top of his guilt over shooting Gai drives him over the edge. After realizing that he wouldn't be able to use Uribatake's X-Aestavalis prototype Ace Custom to save his career, he gives himself an IFS injection, making his mental state even worse. Delusional, he mistakes the Cosmos spacedock as an enemy ship, steals Uribatake's unstable X-Aestivalis protoype while singing the Gekiganger 3 theme, and kills himself by trying to fire its Gravity Blast cannon at the Cosmos alongside with a vision of Gai offering him forgiveness.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He was actually a much more moral, upright human being who believed in justice and doing the right thing, but he became corrupted by his own ambition, and after The Reveal on the identity of the Jovian Lizards, he snaps when his guilt over the bastard he became and his horror that what he fought for was a massive lie.
  • The Neidermeyer: Obnoxious, officious, and obstructive, nobody likes following his orders. In the Beach Episode, they happily leave him buried up to his neck in an incoming tide.
  • Sanity Slippage: His final moments have him talking to ghosts and attempting a "heroic" assault on what is actually a friendly target.
  • We Have Reserves: When Minato points out that shooting the Nadesico's gravity blast will cause massive friendly casualties, his answer is pretty much an indifferent, "So what?"

    Nagare Akatsuki 
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Jay Hickman (English), Luis Alfonso Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

    Erina Kinjo Won 
Voiced by: Yuko Nagashima (Japanese), Emily Carter (English), Jenny Burelo (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Irene Jiménez (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Break the Haughty: When things start going wrong for her, she really doesn't take it well.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Her lecture to Yurika about balancing her personal desires with her responsibilities as captain is extremely harsh, and she's overlooking some of Yurika's Genius Ditz attributes, but anyone who watched Yurika's behavior over the thirteen episodes leading up to it is likely to concede that she has a point.
  • Love Hurts: It's implied she knew and had feelings for Akito's father, which might explain why she's so snappy around him.
  • Smug Snake: Never quite reaches her boss Akatsuki's levels of brilliance, and comes across more as an annoying, self-important bitch who cares for nothing but herself.

Jovian Federation / Martian Successors

    Tsukumo Shiratori 
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Brett Weaver (English), Mauricio Valverde (Latin-American Spanish, TV series)
  • Anime Hair: Invoked deliberately in-setting, since he's styling himself after an anime character.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Like all Jovians...
  • Dating Catwoman: He ends up growing fond of Minato.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Invoked deliberately in-setting, since he's styling himself after an anime character.
  • Identical Stranger: Somewhat justified in that he and the character he resembles are effectively styling themselves after the main character of Gekiganger III.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His death being shot by his own best friend shows that peace with the Jovians isn't as easy as people had hoped.

    Yukina Shiratori 
Voiced by: Ikue Otani (Japanese), Hilary Haag (English), Mireya Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Cristina Hernández (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Tsukumo, to the point of trying to kill his girlfriend because she believes he's been "bewitched".
  • Break the Cutie: Poor girl, Her brother's death doesn't hit her as hard as it does Minato, but still, ouch.

    Genichiro Tsukiyomi 
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English), Alan Miró (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Anime Hair: Long and possibly blue (or stylized black), just like Joe's from Gekigangar 3.
  • Ascended Fanboy: As with most Jovians, he styles himself after one of the Gekigangar characters, and gets to pilot a Daimajin mech in battle.
  • The Atoner: In the movie, he joins up with Nergal and the joint peacekeeping forces of Earth and Jupiter to make up for what he did to his best friend in the series.
  • Fantastic Racism: He doesn't have the highest opinions of Earthlings. He even fatally shoots his own best friend, Tsukumo, for thinking of making peace with them.
  • Knight Templar: He thinks all Earthlings are evil and even shoots his best friend Tsukumo in order to prevent peace talks.

    Saburota Takasugi 
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Chris Patton (English), Irwin Daayán (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Ace Custom: His mecha in the movie.
  • Ascended Extra: He was just a Jovian pilot that pulled a Leeroy Jenkins trying to defend his ship from one of Yurika's plans. He survived, and ended up with a more substantial role in the movie, as one of Ruri's bodyguards.
  • Handsome Lech: He knows he's hot and is a bit of a pervert, but not quite as much as Akatsuki.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Appears as a Jovian officer in a few episodes of the series, Is part of the Nadesico B's crew in The Movie.

    Haruki Kusakabe
Voiced by: Kunihiko Yasui (Japanese), Martio Hernández (Latin-American Spanish, TV series), Alejandro Illescas (Latin-American Spanish, Prince of Darkness movie)

  • Arch-Enemy: Towards Akito Tenkawa, Yurika Misumaru, Ruri Hoshino and the entire Nadesico crew as a whole.
  • Big Bad: He’s the leader of the Jovians, and leads the war against Earth.
  • Glorious Leader: Always giving some sort of speech in regards to how the Earthlings are evil and the Jovians deserve to rule the solar system.
  • Hate Sink
  • Karma Houdini: Despite all of the wrongdoings he has caused, Haruki gets off scot-free. Until the Movie sort-off.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: It has been a tradition in adaptations of Nadesico elsewhere (most prominently Super Robot Wars series that featured Nadesico) that he does not get off scot-free. Pick your poison: Drained off his resources to the point he couldn't fund the movie plot anymore, just straight up kill him (or have some other bad guy do the job) or getting his plans in the movie wrecked anyway and then arrested for good.
  • Knight Templar: Believes the Jovians are the righteous heroes, and that the Earth government is an evil empire in need of smiting.
  • Manipulative Bastard

    Aritomo Shinjo 

  • For Science!: Feeding Yurika shojou manga imagery to get boson jump accuracy up is toying with her emotions, but this guy doesn't care.
  • Mad Scientist: The one responsible for the experiments on both Yurika and Akito prior to the movie.

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera

  • The Dragon: To Haruki in the movie.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Between his strange eye and his ability to boson jump, he's probably been experimented on at least as much as Akito.
  • Troll: He is a Sadist that constantly goads Akito into giving in to rage against him as it's implied that he's The Heavy that does all of Kusakabe's orders to turn Akito and Yurika into the way they are (minus the science ones, that's for Shinjo) and constantly expresses that he gets off in seeing Akito plunge more and more into despair.


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