Agents of Shinra
- Badass Creed: Recited during Shinra Bansho, making reference to the elements they wield.
- Dual Wielding: Not in this game though (probably due to graphic limitations).
- Elemental Powers: Both cover almost the entire spectrum.
- Expy: They're at least partially based on Kyosuke Nambu and Excellen Browning from Super Robot Wars Compact 2.
- Guns Akimbo: Reiji with a magnum revolver and lever-action shotgun, Xiaomu with dual pistols
- Leitmotif: Yuragi no Machi no Arisu; in Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier. It literally means "The Trembling City of Aris", but is translated as "Alice in Fluxland".
- MayDecember Romance: Hinted at and confirmed at the end. Reiji finally pops the question in Project X Zone 2.
- More Dakka: Reiji and Xiaomu's MAP attack has them unload on their enemies with a bullet barrage, ending in a dramatic pose.
- The Musketeer: Both Reiji and Xiaomu use a mix of guns and melee weapons.
- Odd Couple: The sullen and snarky, but well-meaning Reiji and his much, much older partner, the upbeat, flirty, and overprotective Xiaomu. Gets official at the end of the game.
- Shout-Out: Their Multiple Assault Juu no Kata ("Gun Kata") and Reiji's finishing pose following the attack are one to Equilibrium. In Endless Frontier, Xiaomu's pose winds up being one to Ultraviolet (2006).
- Walking Armory: Reiji wields a two swords, a shotgun and a revolver while Xiaomu has a Sword Cane and Guns Akimbo, plus fox magic.
- Wife Husbandry: Considering Xiaomu is 765 years old while Reiji's in his 20s...
Reiji Arisu (Voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue)
Protagonist of Namco X Capcom, Reiji Arisu is an agent of Shinra (no, not that Shinra), an organization that investigates paranormal activities. A specialist on Fluxes, portals that open from one world to another, Reiji's a skilled fighter using multiple swords, a shotgun and a revolver simultaneously. Ten years before Namco × Capcom, his father, another Shinra agent, was killed while fighting Saya; the scar on his forehead was from that battle. Since then, Reiji has harbored a strong grudge against Saya. In contrast to his partner Xiamou, he's very serious-minded and never hot-headed.
- Achey Scars: Whenever Reiji clutches the scar on his head, it's a sign that Saya is nearby.
- Alice Allusion: "Arisu" is pronounced "Alice" in English. "Arisu in X" is a title that comes up several times throughout here, Project X Zone and Endless Frontier, not least of which is the pair's Leitmotif "Arisu in Fluxland".
- The Gambler: According to Xiaomu in Endless Frontier, Reiji has a gambling addiction outside of work. Either it's real, or it's a Kyosuke Nanbu reference.
- Hot-Blooded: Reiji's either snarking at everything or pumping up the hot blood.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to pull one at the end of the game to destroy 99 once and for all, until suddenly every single party character goes Big Damn Heroes and offers to help him just beat the stinking crap out of her.
Xiaomu (Voiced by Omi Minami)
A 765 year-old "sagefox", Xiaomu is another Shinra agent, who previously worked alongside Reiji's father. Energetic, silly and an all-around nice person, Xiaomu raised the young Reiji after his father was killed ten years ago.
- Anime Hair: Her multiple ponytails; the kicker? Those are actually her tails.
- Ass Kicks You: One of Xiaomu's attacks in Endless Frontier ends with this at the end of the string.
- The Atoner: She was the one Saya forced to deal the killing blow on Reiji's father.
- Casting a Shadow: Her Sword Beam, her gun Silver, and the lasers that come out of her fingertips are of the dark element.
- Combat Stilettos: Those heeled sandals of hers do little to hamper her fighting ability.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Includes dressing up in gym clothes, Meido outfit, Naked Apron and a wedding dress for her special attacks and multi-hit Overdrive in Endless Frontier.
- She even intentionally jokes that Wonder Momo and Sakura are bad otaku, drawing their ire.
- Goroawase Number: Her age is one, a pun on Namco.
- Really 700 Years Old: Looks like she in her late teens or early twenties, but is actually 765 years old.
- Sword and Sorcerer: Not to say Xiaomu can't go personal on the enemies themselves, but she has this dynamic.
- Verbal Tic: "-jya" (じゃ), at the end of her sentences.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Xiaomu's Overdrive in Endless Frontier EXCEED ends with a powerbomb.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Xiaomu often comments about how she enjoys writing slash fan fiction. In fact, if she is in the same party as Haken Browning and Reiji in Endless Frontier, there's a chance in her post-battle banter she'll whisper "Reiji Cross Haken..." to herself, just loud enough that Haken overhears her and asks her not to ship them.
- You Will Not Evade Me: Xiaomu's sphere grabs enemies.
Agents of Ouma
Saya (Voiced by Ai Orikasa)
Main antagonist of Namco X Capcom, Saya is an agent of Ouma, a rival organization of Shinra seeking to bring chaos to the world. Like Xiaomu, Saya is a "werefox". She has a history with the Arisu family.
- Back from the Dead: Despite the ending of this game, comes back for Endless Frontier none the worse for wear.
- Crazy-Prepared: Always has an escape plan for whenever Reiji thinks he has her cornered.
- Enemy Mine: Fights alongside Reiji and Xiaomu by the end of Endless Frontier EXCEED and Project X Zone.
- Evil Counterpart: To both Reiji and Xiaomu.
- Foe Romance Subtext: Invoked this with Reiji, to the point that the other party members mistake Saya as Reiji's ex-girlfriend and believe the two are going through a very violent breakup.
- Gunpoint Banter: With Reiji at the end of Chapter 4. This has something to do with the above trope.
- Leitmotif: The track "Evil Profusion" plays whenever she appears to join a battle.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Lets Reiji shoot her in the end so that Kyuju Kyu can finally pass through.
- Ms. Fanservice: If her chest size and her long legs do not convince you, her flirtatious tones of speaking will do.
Dokugozu & Dokumezu
Two previously unnamed minions of Saya, Dokumezu and Dokugozu are based on "Gozu" and "Mezu", the Japanese mythological guardians of hell with an ox and horse's head, respectively.
- Ascended Extra: Neither of them had any characterization, let alone voices, in Namco X Capcom and were simply no different than the mooks of the game, the only difference being they always appeared alongside Saya. They reappear in Endless Frontier with distinct personalities. Captain Commando and Felicia even lampshade this in Project X Zone 2.Captain Commando: For a couple of farm animals, you sure moved up in the world.Felicia: Yeah. When you first showed up 10 years ago, I don't remember you saying a word!
- The Brute: Theyre both pretty strong.
- Minorly Mentioned Myths and Monsters: Roughly based on Ox-Head and Horse-Face from Chinese Mythology.
- The Voiceless: Only in Namco X Capcom; averted in Endless Frontier, Project X Zone, and Project X Zone 2.
Characters from previous Namco games
KOS-MOS (Voiced by Mariko Suzuki)
- Artificial Human: She's a battle android.
- BFG: Her F-GSHOT chainguns.
- BFS: Dragon Tooth, a Blade Below the Shoulder.
- Boobs of Steel: A combat andorid who has huge tracts of land. Hilariously enough, she can even fire laser beams from them.
- Chest Blaster: Her X-BUSTER (not to be confused with another android's Arm Cannon) located at the belly-region.
- Crazy-Prepared: She's always ready for almost everything.
- Do Androids Dream?: She asks if she will have an afterlife in Namco x Capcom. It surprises the hell out of everyone because normally she is completely emotionless. Given they were in the infernal realm and were dealing with goddesses and undead, one of the Androids becoming introspective shouldn't be too surprising.
- Fun with Acronyms: Her name is a recursive acronym meaning "Kosmos Obey Strategic Multiple Operation Systems".
- Gatling Good: Her most iconic weapons. Some of her weakest, despite what their size would imply, yet they also rack up a huge amount of hits and buff up your other attacks.
- Lightning Bruiser: Naturally strong, hardy and fast, has skills to decrease enemy attack, defense and movement while buffing her own even more, and to top it all off has a skill which allows her to absorb MP to do all of them as much as she wants. She's a Game-Breaker here for a reason.
- Meaningful Name: Her name means "order" in Greek. According to Word of God, her name references a flower with the same name.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's Got Legs, a short skirt, and huge tracts of land.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has a sword, a drill, a massive gatling gun and Armed Legs.
- One-Man Army: Can solo maps on her own due to her Game-Breaker status.
- The Quiet One: Usually doesn't talk unless spoken to first. When she does it's Robo Speak.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted, she's one of the good people. Just don't try to mess up with her.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: Blue hair, red eyes, and uses white clothing for most of the time. She's also an Emotionless Girl.
- Series Mascot: Even people who've never played Xenosaga have at least heard of KOS-MOS. Probably why she appears in future games starring Reiji and Xiaomu as well.
- She's Got Legs: Which she can use to kick your ass, literally. S-SAULT is one of her strongest early attacks.
- She-Fu: When she's not using her weapons, she's a Kick Chick, and pretty nimble at it too.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: She's pretty tall, and ironically (for this trope) The Big Girl amongst her crewmates. It just so happens that her guns are just ridiculous.
- The Stoic: Not very emotional.
- Super Empowering: Through the Hilbert Effect, she allows her friends to hit Gnosis. She also has a 25% damage bonus against them.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Her arms house a Blade Below the Shoulder, a runic drill and dual chainguns.
- You Will Not Evade Me: Can trap enemies in a rune with the upgraded R-Drill.
Shion Uzuki (Voiced by Ai Maeda)
- Badass Normal: Doesn't seem to suffer much from being one of the most vanilla human characters in the game.
- Flower Motif: Not the character, but her name. Soraya Saga says that every female party character in Xenosaga Episode I was intended to have flower motif names.
- Hot Scientist: More 'cute' than 'hot', but still qualifies.
- Otaku: When it comes to androids, Shion becoems a little scarier than usual.
- Power Fist: Her main weapon. Comes with a multi-purpose Arm Cannon, a Wave-Motion Gun and a Blade Below the Shoulder.
- Team Mom: The most mature and normal of her group from Xenosaga, between innocent MOMO and The Stoic KOS-MOS.
- TV Genius: The alleged robotics genius is somewhat inept on an interpersonal level, though not quite as thick as in her actual series.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Leads firmly towards to valuing any being with a hint of sentience.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of frogs, and becomes nervous upon encountering both the Gama Gairus, which are giant enemy frogs, and the large talking bullfrog Boss Bull.
M.O.M.O. (Voiced by Rumi Shishido)
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: She's a twelve-year-old wearing a short dress. She may be a Realian, but still.
- Chekhov's Gun: M.O.M.O's costume from Sylphie allows her to steal items. She doesn't get to use it till she needed to steal one of the MacGuffins from Devil Kazuya.
- Cherry Blossom Girl: Her pink hair and status as a White Magician Girl seems to be a reference to this trope.
- Fun with Acronyms: The name means 'Multiple Observative Mimetic Organicus'.
- Healing Hands: She has nano technology curing ability, letting her serve as The Medic.
- Magical Girl: M.O.M.O. can henshin into one during her and Shion's limit break.
- Meaningful Name: MOMO means peach or peach blossom in Japanese.
- Super Empowering: Allows people to hit Gnosis with the Hilbert Effect. Naturally, she has a 25% damage bonus against them.
- Abusive Parents: In both senses — has one, and is one. Ends up going against both of them quite a lot in this game.
- Anime Hair: Although he arguably has the least whimsical and most realistically plausible hairstyle out of all the Mishimas.
- Evil Prince: Of a family-owned corporate empire, true, but otherwise fits this trope to a T, save that his dad is just as evil as he is.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: It's implied that his transformation into Devil is this (as he's never seen in his non-Devil form in this game), though he doesn't seem to mind much.
- Jerkass: Exaggerated, as he's incredibly callous, looks down on anyone and will backstab or eliminate anyone in his way in his path of power with a smirk on the face, there's a good reason he's one of the villains of his series.
- Offing the Offspring: His progeny is the prime target on his hit list during the game.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red Glowing Eyes of Doom.
Heihachi Mishima (Voiced by Daisuke Gōri)
- Anime Hair: The only hair he has left is just as farcical as that of his son and grandson. This must be part of Mishima genetics, not the Devil Gene.
- Black Sheep: The most overtly evil member of his entire clan, with Kazuya at a very close second.
- Determinator: Is absolutely fearless against any opposition
- Evil Old Folks: He's a dick, but he can be pretty funny and can still kick serious ass.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has an X-shaped scar across his chest, but a hero he is not.
- Jerkass: Ultimately everything the Tekken series is and has been is a result of Heihachi's heartlessness and zeal. He sealed his father away under the Hon-Maru compound to seize the Zaibatsu, he threw his son off a cliff to "make him stronger" and later in his life (upon learning of his survival), held the first King of Iron Fist Tournament to draw him close. Then 22 years later he brings his grandson into the third tournament (also one he hosted) to use as living bait for Ogre and then shoots him when things don't go the way he wants. Despite the fact that Kazuya and Jin are bitter enemies too, Heihachi has definitely earned every bit of contempt from both.
- Smug Snake: Despite his plans once again not going the way he wants them to.
Jin Kazama (Voiced by Isshin Chiba)
- Badass Family: Although the entirety of Jin's bloodline is all messed up, you gotta admit that they are still pretty awesome.
- Blessed with Suck: A "child of destiny"? A more accurate descriptor would be a "child of suck". He seems to have inherited no spiritual powers from Jun, instead being plagued with the cursed blood of the Mishimas. At the very least, Jun's influence tempers his demonic tendencies to a certain degree.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: The fourth generation of a family that just doesn't quite see eye-to-eye... to say the least.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Calls out both father and grandpa.
- The Corruption: The Devil Gene is slowly eating away at Jin.
- Humble Hero: Where most other characters meet the party with introductions that at the very least indicate what they do and what they're capable of, he simply tells them his name and country of origin.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Has an intense hatred of Kazuya, from whom he inherited the Devil Gene he so desperately fights to get rid of. In this game, he's pretty much out to beat the hell out of Kazuya.
- Mr. Fanservice: Jin isn't regarded as Tekken's most attractive male for nothing.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Only a handful of characters see Jin's deredere side, and they are not in this game.
- Cool Mask: His iconic jaguar mask, which Felicia keeps mistaking for a real jaguar head.
- Deadpan Snarker: While he's a genuinely Nice Guy, he also has a bit of a snarky streak.
- Generation Xerox: The original King was patterned off of Fray Tormenta, who was succeeded by an child from his orphanage. His look is based on anime character turned real-life wrestler Tiger Mask, who was also based on Tormenta. Just compare King's outfit with the Tiger Masks shown here.◊
- Gentle Giant: Obviously. This is also pretty notable that in spite of many things taking a Darker and Edgier turn, King II remains as one of the most genuinely positive, good and nice persons from the Tekken universe. Unless you touch some of his Berserk Buttons.
- Nice Guy: Don't let his intimidating mask and jaguar sounds fool you, he's actually one of the nicest characters in the series.
- Running Gag: Felicia repeatedly calling him a Darkstalker despite his explanation to the contrary becomes thisonly to conclude with its counter-equivalent, where he realizes she truly is a Darkstalker and not merely a cat-cosplayer. Unlike him, though, she never seems to get he's just wearing a mask.
- The Voiceless: In terms of voice acting. Subverted in that he does get text dialogue.
- Armor Is Useless: He doesn't seem to need to fight with his armor on. And it certainly didn't save his skin against Marduk...
- Came Back Wrong / Demonic Possession: His revival as a heel by Black Valkyrie is somewhere along those lines.
- The Voiceless: In terms of voice acting. Subverted in that he does get text dialogue.
- Fighting a Shadow: The Ogre(s) fought in this game is a class of elite mooks created by Shadowloo based on analytical data they stole/copied from the Mishima Zaibatsu based on the real Ogre.
- A God Am I: Although it never actually speaks of being divine. This is more of Heihachi's (and M. Bison's) reference to it as Toshin, or "fighting god".
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Subverted. The shield he wears is just for show.
- Mind over Matter: A few of his moves involve telekinesis.
- Nice Hat: Hes got a nice helmet on.
- Stripperiffic Green-Skinned Space Hunk: A Walking Shirtless Scene who resembles an Aztec god? Oh yeah, he counts.
- The Unintelligible: Roars in pain when killed.
- You Killed My Mother: Until Tekken 5, which was released shortly before this game, Ogre having a character's moves generally implied said character's death by his hand. One of said characters this assumption applies to is in fact Jin's mother Jun Kazama.
Masuyo "Kissy" Tobi
- Art Shift: A big part of it. The "Mr. Driller" art style is completely done away with here.
- Amicable Exes: With Taizo, albeit not without some initial tension.
- Working with the Ex: Once she reunites with Taizo in Chapter 26, shes not too happy to see him again, but works with him either way.
- BFG: Her Wave-Motion Gun. Or, at least it's called that; though it only fires in shots.
- Blood Knight: Shes clearly getting a kick out of fighting.
- Gender-Blender Name: Less so than if Tobi was her given name.
- Meaningful Name: "Tobi Masuyo" means "I can fly" in Japanese.
Bravoman (Hitoshi Nakamura) (Voiced by Tetsu Inada)
- Adaptational Badass: Not to the intense degree of the Wonder Momo or Dig Dug casts, but he and Black Bravoman do have a bit of this, having slightly more serious designs.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: All he has to do is say "Henshin".
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As Hitoshi Nakamura, he's just an unassuming, unremarkable nerdy salaryman. When he transforms into Bravoman, he becomes a force for good.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Becomes quite mellow in Otohime's presence. Xiaomu claims it's a general weakness of salarymen, an assertion which becomes quite a bit Harsher in Hindsight if one remembers how badly it came out when a certain Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode played to this idea.
- Salaryman: His real identity. Most of his passive skills reference his behavior as one (Bringing lunch, working long hours, taking advantage of good opportunities...).
- Something Person: "Bravo Man".
- Super Empowering: To a limited extent. He enlightens Momo Kanda about her potential and gives her the will to fight.
- Underestimating Badassery: Most villains who dont know him think of him as a minor nuisance. Theyre wrong.
Black Bravoman (Myoshima Tajima) (Voiced by Tomokazu Seki)
- Adaptational Badass: Again, to a lesser degree than the Wonder Momo or Dig Dug characters.
- Adaptational Villainy: A slight example. He carries no delusions of heroism nor does he fight Bravoman as a means of training, but at worst he's still a Friendly Enemy.
- Anti-Villain: He's not a bad guy, he's just working for them, and ultimately survives the game as a result.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: Presumably, he just has to say "Henshin" too.
- Friendly Enemy: He's Bravoman's archrival and Evil Counterpart, but goes about it with a "friendly businessman" attitude.
- Recurring Boss: You encounter him several times, like everyone else, and just like in his home game.
- Something Person: "Black Bravo Man".
Waya-Hime (Voiced by Mariko Suzuki)
- Cyborg: Created by Dr. Bomb.
- HeelFace Turn: Sort of. After she's stopped from self-destructing from Shion, she joins the team as it damaged her orders to fight Bravoman. However, she also makes clear that she wants to do it on her own accord but says that now's not the time.
- Highly Visible Ninja: A ninja with bright outfit and bright pink uncovered hair who shows themselves to their target to announce their intention to kill them.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Or, more accurately, Ninja Cyborg princess.
- Playing with Fire: She can heat her knives up.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Those red eyes indicate she's a bad guy- at least, at first.
- Anime Hair: Has purple hair that looks like an explosion.
- Artificial Limbs: His left hand is a robotic pincer.
- The Cameo: Appears once in Chapter 2's prologue discussing his creations with Heihachi. While his creations appear throughout the game, he himself never returns in person.
- Mad Scientist: Created cyborgs to fight Bravoman.
- Meaningful Name: Bakuda means "Bomb".
- The Unfought: Despite being a villain, he never fights any of the characters, staying out of the works of the main villains.
From Burning Force
Hiromi Tengenji (Voiced by Chisa Yokoyama)
- Cool Bike / Rocket Ride: Her big red SIGN DUCK, which she can even use to kill in a tandem attack with Guntz and his bike.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not as blatant as the Darkstalkers, but she still counts.
- Sensual Spandex: Her attire is basically a pink spandex swimsuit with some armor plates thrown in, including two which partially cover the Standard Female Grab Area.
- Space Police: Now a graduated space fighter, she works under Baraduke's Toby Masuyo in the United Galaxy Space Force.
From Dig Dug
Taizo Hori (Voiced by Toshio Furukawa)
- Adaptational Badass: Doesn't have to ask for respect in this version of things.
- Amicable Exes: With Masuyo, albeit not without some initial tension.
- Art Shift: A big enough part of it to constitute the above trope's page. The "Mr. Driller" art style is completely done away with here.
- The Drifter: Its clear he's not trying to find steady employement.
- Older Than He Looks: How much so depends on whether this is before or after the events of Mr. Driller.
Taira no Kagekiyo (Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu)
- Alternate Timeline: While in this game it's just said they're from the past, in Endless Frontier EXCEED Reiji used them as an example when explaining alternate timelines. (when explaining to someone why Humongous Mecha weren't all over his world)
- Badass and Child Duo: A zombie samurai being teamed up with an adorable Child Mage, and both kick ass together.
- The Comically Serious: Can come across as this in certain situations, such as the "Land of Puns" chapter.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: Needs a set of speicial artifacts called the Imperial Regalia of Japan to help him overcome Yoritomo's power.
- Reset Button: The Crisis Crossover plot pressed this on the entire quest from both of his origin games by bringing back the Minamoto leaders in full station and all. (The point of the first game was to kill them to begin with, and the second to stop them from coming back to life.)
- Resurrected for a Job: He was dead before, but Andaba brought him back.
- Revenant Zombie: Is out to kill the Minamoto clan in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Again.
- Wild Card: Tarosuke's pleas are what stand between him and killing the heroes along with the villains
- Cool Old Gal: Shes an old woman but she's very potent.
- The Ferryman: Andaba is the ferrywoman of the River Styx, and it's her job to ferry souls to the Infernal World.
- Psychopomp: And a powerful one indeed! She can even bring others Back from the Dead, which is the launching point of the Genpei Toumaden plot due to her constantly reviving Kagekiyo to stop the Minamotos. Aside from that, she's also The Ferryman responsible for guiding the dead across the River Styx.
Minamoto no Yoritomo (Voiced by Akio Otsuka)
- Back from the Dead: How the flux in the universe causing the Crisis Crossover plot sucked him and his family into it.
- Evil Overlord: The feudal lord of the Minamoto clan, known by the title of "Lord Kamakura". Even his close lieutenants/family members address him this way, to his slight chagrin.
- Malevolent Masked Man: He wears a mask in battle, for the most part.
- Power Floats: Hes a floating shogun when not in battle.
- Shock and Awe: His sword has a lighting attack.
- Villain Team-Up: With Druaga. Later, he and his henchmen get resurrected by Saya and Joka to stall the heroes during the Dycroft Arc.
Kiso Yoshinaka (Voiced by Hideaki Nonaka)
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Voiced by Isshin Chiba)
- Master Swordsman: He's the most skilled with his sword of all the Genji.
Saito Musashibo Benkei (Voiced by Daisuke Gōri)
Klonoa (Voiced by Kumiko Watanabe)
- Blessed with Suck: If you remember his Dream Traveler duties, having fantastical adventures in multiple worlds, making many friends along the way, and having to leave them all behind in the end, happens a lot. Furthermore, despite his insistence that he and Guntz won't forget the other heroes at the end of the game, he has a tendency in his own canon not to ever bring up major events from a previous game to the one you might be playing at any given time, so it's unclear that he even remembers those, let alone crossover adventures.
- Catchphrase: Wahoo!
- Cute Little Fangs: Arent they just adorable?
- Fragile Speedster: His attacks are weaker than Guntz but have a lot more hits and are easier to chain.
- Kid Hero: It's clear Klonoa is just a kid, but he's still a very strong warrior.
- Nice Hat: Has a Pac-Man-adorned blue cap.
Guntz (Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai)
- Anti-Hero: He's just out to get money, and actively clashed with Klonoa at one point.
- Berserk Button: Janga's face, for understandable reasons.
- Bounty Hunter: His main role is being a bounty hunter.
- Cool Bike: His Hover Bike, the Red Clan, which he can even use to kill in a tandem attack with Hiromi from Burning Force and her big red bike.
- Delinquent: Complete with Cluster F-Bomb, assuming the fan translators have it correct.
- Disappeared Dad: His father stopped coming one day. Want to know why?
- Fanboy: Of guns, though he seems to be cooler about it here than in his game.
- Goggles Do Nothing: He never wears those goggles.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He's always swearing at anyone he can find.
- Loner-Turned-Friend: Has already formed his True Companions bond with Klonoa here, but generally acts aloof and rude towards the others, with bounty and adventure being his primary motivations. However, once he slowly comes to see the gravity of the situation he contemplates turning tail in order to stay alive. However, with his father's killer among the main plot's recurring bad guys and with the good guys' propensity to have his back, common enemies and unpaid debts become his reason for sticking around. He initially has complete tunnel vision about revenge on Janga for killing Butz, flying into a rage anytime the cat shows up, but gradually becomes more patient about his goal, loyal to the party, and immersed in the actual quest to stop the Ouma plot. Ultimately Guntz develops into a Knight in Sour Armor, and even after accomplishing his revenge to the applause of the Unknown Soldiers he earnestly stays with the crew and helps them sees the real mission through to the end.
- Punny Name: Guntz. Guess what his weapons are.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Wants to hunt down Janga at all costs, but the story's main plot and Janga's knack for escape are both constantly in his way. Ironically, it's after he mellows out, gains perspective, and becomes a true hero over time that he's able to finally kill the bastard.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Klonoa's Sensitive Guy.
- Shipper on Deck: In a rude way, for Stan and Rutee, as he accuses them of being on a date within seconds of meeting them.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Guntz/Gantz.
- You Killed My Father: "You" being Janga. Naturally, Guntz DESPISES Janga because of this and is still hunting him down for revenge. He eventually gets it.
Janga (Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama)
- Abhorrent Admirer: Is something of this to Felicia. In fact, Joka pointed him in her direction to get him to be where he was for his first confrontation with the heroes.
- Cats Are Mean: And one of the most vile members of the cast, too.
- Cluster F-Bomb: His usual method of speaking, at least according to fan translations.
- Dirty Coward: He retreats when Akuma shows up. Granted, he probably couldnt have beaten him
- Evil Sounds Raspy: Speaks with a kinda raspy voice.
- Jerkass: He's rude, crude, and vile.
- Nice Hat: He wears a top hat upon his head. Theres a large yellow X on it.
- Poisonous Person: His giant, pinkish red Wolverine Claws are lined with poison, and can inject someone with so much as a scratch.
Joka (Voiced by Toshio Furukawa)
- Affably Evil: He talks to everyone in a nice tone (most of the time), even as he's demanding things through violence or spreading a plague.
- Ax-Crazy: As bad as a villain as youll ever see.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Sure, this guy looks silly, but he's one of the most competent bad guys on the roster.
- Dragon with an Agenda: To Druaga, but he bounces around between villains throughout the story.
- Floating Limbs: He has these in almost every game except for "Door to Phantomile" where he has stick-figure arms and legs.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: His main method of attack, which works well considering his hands aren't limited by arms.
- The Heavy: He's arguably the most active of all the villains, spreading the "sleeping sickness", invading a Holy Place of Worship while Janga distracted everyone, making repeated attempts to get sacrifices for Druaga and the Soul Edge, and seemingly knowing what's really going on what with his last words being a hint towards Kyuju Kyu's "Mingling of Worlds".
- Laughably Evil: At first anyway. Like in his home series, he's something akin to a Starter Villain at first, but when he starts taking things seriously, he's frighteningly competent.
- Monster Clown: A harlequin esque bad guy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Joker/Joka.
- Stealth Pun: He's a clown in a game with fighting mechanics. He's pretty good at juggling his opponents.
- Taking You with Me: He sets himself to explode to take out the heroes after his last mandatory fight. However, intentionally subverted. He intentionally made it a dud so the heroes would panic and humiliate themselves in front of him as a final joke. Taira somberly notes that he was a comedian to the very end.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She's training, and she's not that good at it yet.
- Little Bit Beastly: She has a monkey-like tail and rather big ears, but other than that is one of the more human-looking characters in the Klonoa series.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Her real name is unknown. Ōmiko is a title which literally means "Great Shrine Maiden" or, as she's outright called in localized/translated versions of the games she appears in, "High Priestess".
- High Priestess: Lolo's teacher. Works for Lady Ishtar instead of Claire in this game.
- Little Bit Beastly: Looks even more human-like than Lolo, only possessing the large ears but not the monkey tail.
From Shadow Land
Tarosuke (Voiced by Fujiko Takimoto)
- Assist Character: Tarosuke can call upon his guardian spirit, Monmotaro, to attack.
- Dirty Kid: He may be a kid, but is far from being morally innocent.
- From the Mouths of Babes: The other two characters from his game that appear here know him for his interest in gambling and sex, respectively.
- The Gambling Addict: Hangs out at Boss Bull's gambling hall and often plays dice with him. One of the lesser extreme examples in that it's unclear whether money changes hands during their games (at least following the original Shadow Land journey), and there's certainly no implication that either has been made miserable as a result of these games. Justified by Tarosuke being a dead kid with no noted family.
- Ki Manipulation: Can shoot small energy bullets.
- Animals Not to Scale: He's a bullfrog at least the size of a tall grown human being.
- Betting Mini-Game: Hosts one of these using die at his Dice Pits Gambling Hall.
- Cool Old Guy / Grumpy Old Man: Has a bit of "get off my lawn" mentality regarding outsiders to his realm, but is otherwise pleasant enough to be around. Especially to customers.
- Funny Animals: A big red bullfrog who likes to shoot dice.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: The giant frog is red, he runs a gambling establishment and has some rapport wtih Andaba and Enma-Daio.
From Soul Series
Mitsurugi Heishirö (Voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa)
- Badass Normal: Mitsurugi, so far as we can tell, has no special powers and no connection to either spirit sword. The katana he uses is perfectly ordinary metal. He's made up for this by being so skilled entire armies of normal men, including ones with guns can't beat him, and he's considered a worthy adversary and ally to the cast of his game, which is mostly filled with blatantly supernatural or otherwise fantastical characters both good and bad.
- Blood Knight: He enjoys fighting a lot.
- Cluster F-Bomb: If a certain GameFAQs fan translation is to be believed, he's the patron saint of this next to Guntz and Janga. At the very least, they use an extremely crass and rude way of speaking.
- Duel to the Death: All challenges are this for both Mitsurugi and those he challenges.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Played straight enough, but also subverted with his desire to capture the Soul Edge for its power.note
- Meaningful Name: "Mitsurugi" literally means "divine sword."
- One-Man Army: He goes as far as to purposefully side with outnumbered sides so he has more people to fight.
- Samurai Ponytail: Mitsurugi has the second, scruffier type of hair.
Taki (Voiced by Fujiko Takimoto)
- Action Girl: She's a female ninja who hunts demons for a living.
- Boobs of Steel: Is just below the Darkstalker ladies in the bust department.
- Dual Wielding: She wields two swords.
- Empathic Weapon / Evil Weapon: Her sword, Mekkimaru makes a habit of "crying out" during incidents related to Soul Edge, as though it senses or recognizes the evil soul-eating sword. It does.
- Gainaxing / Jiggle Physics: Aplenty in the animated intro.
- Katanas Are Just Better: She wields a pair of ninja swords.
- Ms. Fanservice: She wears a skintight catsuit with one of the largest bust sizes in the game.
- Ninja: She is a member of a demon-slaying clan of ninja...
- Painted-On Pants: Her spray-on, fuchsia-or-blue body-glove is slightly ludicrous, given that ninjas usually wore clothing to disguise their shape, not draw attention to it.
- These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Her thoughts on Mekkimaru and spirit swords in general.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: It has a giant eye in his ribcage. Makes even less sense than Nightmare's mouth.
From Tales Series
Stahn Aileron (Voiced by Tomokazu Seki)
- Anime '80s Hair: Stahns hair is spiky and blonde.
- Call to Adventure: He jumped at the chance to be a hero.
- Country Mouse: Hes a country boy who took up fighting.
- The Determinator: He never gives up.
- Hot-Blooded: The most Hot-Blooded hero the series has ever seen. If you have any doubts, look for a video of him using Satsugeki Bukouken.
- Idiot Hero: Being a country boy, he's not too bright.
- Keet: He gets excited easily.
- Playing with Fire: His Empathic Weapon Dymlos is the Swordian of Fire.
- The Power of Friendship: Yes, he even tries this on Magnus in the first scene they share in this game.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Stahn/Stan.
Rutee Katrea (Voiced by Yuka Imai)
- Action Girl: Just as good as fighting as Stahn.
- City Mouse: She's more atoned to the city.
- Combat Medic: She can heal her allies.
- An Ice Person: Atwight is the Swordian of Water, but many of her spells are Ice-based since Ice and Water are classified as the same element in the Destiny universe.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's mean, but she's not a total jerk.
- The Lancer: She tends to be a more cynical and pragmatic foil to Stahn's idealism.
- Making a Splash: Her Empathic Weapon Atwight is the Swordian of Water.
- The Red Mage: Can cast offensive and support magic while also being a competent thief and swordsman.
Leon Magnus / Judas (Voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa)
- 11th-Hour Ranger: The final character that joins you, in chapter 34 when there's only 11 chapters left to finish.
- Abusive Parents: Knows that his father Hugo is a manipulative, abusive dick. Still does his bidding due to having something to protect.
- Came Back Wrong: Black Valkyrie revives him, but places him under her orders.
- Composite Character: Even before the release of Tales of Destiny R, Judas has incorporated Leon's arsenals. He has Moon Fall, Houryuu Zankou Ken from Judas and... Tiger Blade from Leon. And his ultimate? Not Infernal Suffering/Majin Rengokusatsu, but instead Leon's Marian.
- Mr. Fanservice: He's certainly been successful in drawing in female fans...
- Spell My Name with an "S": Lion/Leon. Which one makes more sense with the pronunciation completely depends on where you're from.
From The Tower of Druaga
Gilgamesh (Voiced by Akira Ishida)
- Bling of War: He's most recognizable by his golden armor. It has a functional purpose, as it converts his courage into strength.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: When an Allosaurus from Dino Crisis appears, he and Ki both assume it's a dragon. Karin quickly corrects them on that front.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: His swordplay is unmatched, and it complements Kis magic well.
- Knight in Shining Armor: See Red Baron below.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Gil can even use it to counterattack.
- ¡Three Amigos!: He and Ki share this dynamic with Arthur from Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins, complete with both an implied history with the man and a Multiple Assault trio attack.
IshtarThe goddess of love and war, and the deity whom Gilgamesh and Ki have devoted their services to.
- Gold and White Are Divine: Her main colors by a landslide, though some blue and red are also included.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: As the ruler of the Divine World, she is kind and motherly.
- The High Queen: Rules the realm of the divine, is kind and compassionate.
- Mundane Utility: When the world is finally going back to normal following the defeat of Kyuju Kyu and the people who were left behind are from the real world, Ishtar's power gets used as an interdimensional taxi delivery system. This is outright lampshaded by Xiaomu.
- Teleporters and Transporters: She's able to transport people and things in, out of, and throughout her realm. At least, when the realms are aligned and separated properly.
Princess Ki (Voiced by Rie Tanaka)
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: She and Gilgamesh both express this assumption when they are faced with an Allosaurus, with Ki even beginning to prepare for fire breath before Karin brings them up to speed.
- Elemental Powers: She can use magic on foes too far off for Gil to hit.
- An Ice Person: Some of her spells are ice based.
- Leeroy Jenkins: The High Priestess briefly references the backstory behind how she bravely stormed Druaga's castle with a determined face. She'd rather it not get brought up, which is understandable considering she ended up turned to stone as a result.note
- Playing with Fire: Can throw fireballs.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Ki/Kai.
- ¡Three Amigos!: See Gilgamesh above, or Arthur in the Ghosts 'n Goblins section.
- Took a Level in Badass: Can no longer be mistaken for just a Barrier Maiden / Damsel in Distress.
Druaga (Voiced by Fumihiko Tachiki)An evil demon who was banished by Ishtar many years ago, but returned and was slain by Gilgamesh. Now he's back and working with Astaroth, and he seeks to get revenge on Gilgamesh for his original death.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Is destructively strong, both physically and magically.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: Is part of an alliance involving them, the other two demon lords included being Astaroth and Zouna.
- Evil Plan: Likes having these, whether it's working alone or as part of an evil alliance.
- Evil Tower of Ominousness: Lives in one of these. Its actually in the Infernal World as his original one was destroyed following his death.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has eight arms.
- One-Winged Angel: After his original defeat, he appears alongside Zouna and his servants as the "Soul of Druaga", which looks identical to Gilgamesh.
- Our Demons Are Different: Here's a green-skinned, multi-armed, alien-looking freak for good measure.
- Villain Team-Up: Is part of this with several other villains such as Janga and Joka, Yoritomo Minamoto, and Astaroth, all of whom have some interaction with Saya relevant to her plans.
QuoxA holy dragon born of the light of the Blue Crystal Rod. Normally hes kind, but Druaga has brainwashed him to be his servant.
- Brainwashed: Was the holy dragon, but Druaga's return caused him to serve Druaga.
Sandra (Voiced by Yuji Ueda)
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His Big no Jutsu special move.
- Blow You Away: Uses Tornado Magic.
- Color Motif: Green skin color, gold armor and weaponry. Between his heart of justice and his people's agricultural lifestyle, it fits.
- Gender-Blender Name: Averted. Sandra's the name of his clan/species.
- Good Counterpart: To Red Arremer Joker, a former "pawn" type who rose up the ranks.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: The hero called "traitor".
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: To the point that he can actually resist Zouna's corruption the best out of any of his fellow Sandras. Unfortunately, this leads to him becoming an unintentional Hunter of His Own Kind at times.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: A platonic form of this from Valkyrie, his being cast out is her attempting to protect him.
Sabine (Voiced by Ayako Kawasumi)
- Aerith and Bob: Her dad's name is Andy, which doesn't really match up to hers.
- Color Motif: Purple. It's the color of both her eyes and her attire, emphasizing her exotic nature as a Quarkman.
- Flash Step: She's pretty fast and nimble.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Her abilities play out this way.
- In the Hood: Wears a full-body hooded purple devil suit, as do all members of her species.
- Playing with Fire: Uses Fireballs.
- True Companions: Sees Sandra and Valkyrie as this.
Valkyrie (Voiced by Kikuko Inoue)
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Has an interesting relationship with the Call to Adventure. She jumps to it herself, but wants to protect Gilgamesh, Ki, and especially Sandra from further experience with it. She even goes so far as to get Lady Ishtar to pass an order branding Sandra a traitor if he tries to interfere. Aside from a few mentions, this ultimately has no effect on the game or the story, suggesting a mid-game Aborted Arc.
- Cool Sword: Shorter than most, but she still wields it like a pro.
- Death from Above: Her multiple assault with Kurino and Sabine as her deal the finishing blow by leaping up to the sky to deliver a devastating slash.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Being a blonde maiden, she is polite to her allies.
- Lady of War: She's a warrior who fights gracefully with her sword and shield.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Puts up a circled shield when fighting.
- Semi-Divine: Is the child of a god and lives in the sky.
Black Valkyrie (Voiced by Kikuko Inoue)
- An Axe to Grind: She wields a battle ax in two hands.
- Black Knight: Doesn't cover her body or voice any more than Valkyrie does, but does carry darkness and mystery.
- Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes are as black as her hair.
- Dark Is Evil: As the Fallen Knight, she is the Goddess of Chaos.
- Fallen Angel / Fallen Hero: Implied somehow. Her origins are unclear.
- God of Evil: Described as the goddess of death and destruction.
- Mysterious Past: Who knows what brought her to life?
- Necromancer: Can bring people Back from the Dead as well as somehow corrupt their souls into working for her. The weakness of the wall between worlds is said to have something to do with this.
Kamuz (Voiced by Hiroaki Hirata)
- Big Red Devil: Emma-Daio has him beat on the "big" part.
Zuhl (Voiced by Kenichi Mochizuki)
- Big Damn Heroes: Comes in with a big Lens-powered dragon to save the party when the Flying Battleship Balrog starts to crumble with them on it.
Zouna (Voiced by Mayumi Tanaka)
- The Corruption: Has this as a superpower. He likes to use it on the Sandra tribe. This turns their green skin black.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: Is part of an alliance involving them, the other two demon lords included being Astaroth and Druaga.
- The Ghost: Constantly mentioned, sends soldiers out, is one of the major players on the heel side of the plot, but never actually appears on-screen until it's time to fight him in the third to last chapter, making him the most akin amongst the crossover villains to a classic Big Bad / Final Boss.
- Made of Evil: He's described as an incarnation of evil born from the malice of defeated hearts, and thus can never be truly Deader Than Dead.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy the multiverse and bring back the complete void of darkness that was once in its place.
- Red and Black Cloak: Wears one that makes him look like the Freeza of Sabine's species.
From Wonder Momo
Wonder Momo (Kanda Momo) (Voiced by Ayako Kawasumi)
- Adaptational Badass: In this version, Bravo Man reveals to Momo that her Wonder Momo identity is actually a real Ultra Transformation form that she can access the same way he does.
Amazona (Akiho Mazo) (Voiced by Kumiko Watanabe)
- Demonic Possession: Druaga's possessed her into doing his will.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Black Bravoman, or at least she probably would be this if she were evil of her own free will.
- HeelFace Return: While she doesn't appear again after Chapter 39, it's revealed in the ending that she recovered from her brainwashing off screen and has no memory of the events.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Momo's reason for fighting in this game is this with her.
- Recurring Boss: Fights often alongside Black Bravo Man.
Characters from previous Capcom games
From Street Fighter
Chun-Li (Voiced by Atsuko Tanaka)
- Anime Chinese Girl: Set the standard for all the others.
- Badass Adorable: Would you expect a woman like her to jump for joy or strike a V-Sign and proclaim "Yatta!"?
- Boobs of Steel: Is well endowed for her fighting.
- Catchphrase: "Gomen ne!"
- Fair Cop: She'll always be on the side of the law.
- Interpol Special Agent: Works for Interpol.
- Kick Chick: Trope Maker/Trope Codifier as one of the first female fighting game character ever she's done more for this trope than any other user.
- Magikarp Power: She's somewhere in the mid-tier when you first get her. However, get her to level 20 pretty quickly and when Cammy joins her, they become one of the best units of the game just by spamming 3 Kikoshou's and repeat.
- Meaningful Name: Her name means "Spring Beauty" (春麗) in Chinese.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Considering she can hold her own with demons and robots in this game.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Her Lightning Kick/Hyakuretsu Kyaku attack.
- She-Fu: In general, her arsenal of moves is extremely acrobatic if nothing else.
- She's Got Legs: She's got a nice pair. Both long and thick. They're also quite powerful, so no touchies.
- Sphere of Destruction: The Kikosho.
- Statuesque Stunner: Believe or not, despite her legendary stems, she only barely qualifies at 5'8".
- Super Cop: A loyal and fierce cop.
- Supporting Leader: Chun-Li tends to be the one to oppose the Big Bad, whomever it might be at the moment.
- Wall Jumper: Can easily jump up walls.
- Wolverine Publicity: She and Ryu are the only two Street Fighter characters who have shown up in every Capcom vs. title out there.
- You Killed My Father: She holds a personal grudge against Bison, because he killed her father.
Cammy White (Voiced by Akiko Komoto)
- Action Girl: A strong and capable girl.
- Braids of Action: Her braids reach down to her butt.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Bison brainwashed her to work for him. She gets over it.
- Diving Kick: Cannon Strike, her signature move.
- Emotionless Girl: At least until Chun-Li makes her aware of her soul being manipulated.
- English Rose: Cammy shows what happens to an English Rose when you mix her with an Action Girl and Ms. Fanservice. You'd never think of it if you judged her only by her VERY fanservicy looks, but her serious personality and her devotion to her True Companions have more than a whiff of this. She even has the RP accent. "Cammy White" (Camilla = "priestess", White = the color of purity), is also a very English Rose-ish name.
- Gorgeous Gaijin: One of the few real-world non-Asian females here. The others are her fellow Dolls. She looks very fanservice-y, too.
- HeelFace Turn: In Chapter 23, after taking one too many beatings, she goes comatose and is revived, joining the heroes.
- Kick Chick: She has more kick-based attacks than punches.
- Leotard of Power: Wears a form fitting leotard.
- Lightning Bruiser: Shes fast and strong
- Meaningful Name: Her last name as Cammy (White). "White" implies emptiness or void, which describes her lack of recollection. It's also a pretty common British surname. Furthermore, see English Rose above.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her thong leotard combined with gratuitous opportunities to show off her ass, which is incredibly well-toned.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her Shadaloo uniform. She doesnt bother to change out either.
- She-Fu: A strong young girl.
- Stripperiffic: She wears a Leotard of Power, constantly shows her butt, and never wears pants.
- Thong of Shielding: Her leotard covers her enough for this.
- Tyke-Bomb: Shes just a teenager, but Bison brainwashed her all the same.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Frankensteiners, suplexes, you name it, she can do it.
Juni and Juli (Both voiced by Akiko Komoto)
- Amazon Brigade: A pair of powerful girl warriors.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Juni can scan people's Power Levels with her Stat-O-Vision, sometimes getting errors when it goes OVER NINETY THOUSAND. Also may be disposed to Power Copying since she apparently gets stronger scanning powerful warriors like Akuma.
- Bodyguard Babes: Bison's two bodyguard girls.
- Boobs of Steel: Juli is noticeably developed for a girl of her age. She also happens to share Cammy's moveset.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Along with all the rest of Bison's Dolls. Only Juli's past identities is made clear before the events of this game, though. In T.Hawk's story in Alpha 3, Juli is revealed to be T.Hawk's missing friend Julia, who is apparently a member of his tribe as well.
- Combination Attack: If they can, theyll attack at the same time.
- Death by Adaptation: The Street Fighter series has the two become free from their brainwashing. Here, they are never freed and the heroes are forced to kill them.
- Dual Boss: They always appear at the same time, though they both retreat when one goes down in their first fight, and they all retreat with Cammy during their second after Saya enters the picture.
- Elite Mooks: For M. Bison, as theyre usually close by whenever he's involved.
- Fragile Speedsters: They're swift, but they cant take too many hits.
- Head Swap: Of Cammy, and in turn, of each other. Their legs are also recolored so that they look like they're wearing full-body suits instead of a leotard like Cammy.
- Nice Hat: They both wear nice berets.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: They wear an uniform with a nice gap on the back, making the back, aside from the face, the only portion of visible skin in an otherwhise more straight Spy Catsuit.
Ryu (Voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa)
- Beware the Quiet Ones: While he isn't exactly a social person, he does have close friends and allies, who are not to be harmed in front of him. He will protect them violently.
- Blood Knight: Fighting is everything for Ryu, though he does not share Akuma's love of carnage. In other words, he's a Lighter and Softer Akuma. No wonder Akuma tries to corrupt him with the Satsui no Hado even in this game.
- Calling Your Attacks: "Hadoken!", "Shoryuken!" and "Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku", which is rendered unintelligible.
- Catchphrase: "Hadoken!"
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The "Satsui no Hadou" state, literally "Surge of Murderous Intent". His Evil Ryu alter-ego is literally the what-if result of him succumbing to this.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Always goes barefoot.
- Fighting from the Inside: Against the Bloodlust Wave. He eventually epically wins.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Ken basically has to lead the entire party into battle with him and smack him down in order to rouse him out of his Satsui no Hado state.
- Mascot: He's the face of not only the Street Fighter series, but the fighting game department of Capcom. He might be a co-Mascot of the entire company alongside Mega Man.
- Meaningful Name: Ryu's name was originally spelled with the kanji for "prosperity", although it is actually a reference to the first game's co-designer Takashi Nishiyama, whose given name (Takashi) is spelled with the same kanji.
- Nice Guy: While somewhat of a social recluse, he is still a sensitive and kind-hearted man with plenty of good advice to share with his friends and fellow warriors. The only major downside to befriending Ryu is how much of a pain it is to contact him.
- Shoryuken: He and Ken are even the picture characters for the chapter with it as the title, ans for good reason.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Hes not used to being with other people.
- Spirited Competitor: A heroic version. If taken too far he becomes Evil Ryu, though.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Evil Ryu, otherwise known as Satsui no Hadou ni Mezameta Ryu (Ryu of the Awakened Killing Intent).
- Theme Naming: Is the "Ryu" in Shouryuken, with his best friend being the "Ken".
- Walking the Earth: He never hangs around too long and is a nomad.
- Wolverine Publicity: He and Chun-Li are the only two Street Fighter characters who have shown up in every Capcom vs. title out there.
Ken Masters (Voiced by Tetsuya Iwanaga)
- But Not Too Foreign: He has a 3/4 Japanese heritage (fully Japanese mom, half-Japanese/half-American dad), but he lives in America. Speculation abounds that (due to his eyebrows) he's naturally raven-haired and dyes his hair blond.
- Calling Your Attacks: "Hadoken!", "Shoryuken!" and "Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku", which is rendered unintelligible.
- Catchphrase: "Hadoken!"
- Cutscene Power to the Max: Can perform the Shin Shoryuken in a cutscene, something he can't do it in gameplay afterwards. It might be a nod to Brainwashed Ken from the mid-90s SF anime movie and Violent Ken from SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, where he could do all sorts of wicked stuff. It could be argued that as one of the top practitioners of Gouken's style, Ken has learnt at least the theory of all of his school's moves.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He also goes barefoot.
- Friendly Rivalry: His rivalry with Ryu is all in good nature.
- Happily Married: With Eliza, who he describes as the only person who can punish him.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: His dialogue seems to be a case study in this trope being invoked and ignored.
M. Bison (Voiced by Tomomichi Nishimura)
- Arch-Enemy: To Chun-Li, not so much to Ryu despite him being the series mascot.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the leader of an international terrorist organization and is typically implied to be one of the strongest characters in series.
- Badass Arm-Fold: Is quite fold of this too.
- Badass Cape: He actually wears it here, like he does in Alpha.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: The Psycho Power is pure negative energy that only truly works once you have purged yourself of all goodness. And Bison has done just that.
- Big Bad: Of the Street Fighter franchise. Even in this game, in which he's part of a Villain Team-Up with numerous series' top heels, he's manipulating and maneuvering his way to try to harness perfect Psycho Power.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Shadaloo is bad. Bison has no compunction about sharing that with anyone.
- The Chessmaster: Hes as cunning as they come.
- Cloning Blues: Bison likes to clone himself as a backup if he ever dies.
- Commissar Cap: Wears a cap with Shadaloos logo.
- Cop Killer: Chun Li's father, whom he killed, was an Interpol agent.
- Devil in Plain Sight: Just look at him and say he isnt evil!
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He may be referred to as "Dictator," due to the differences in names between Japan and everywhere else in the world.
- Evil Is Hammy: If this game had complete voice acting, you could probably bet that Bison would be hamming it up.
- Grand Theft Me: Pulls this on Rose to ensure his survival post-Alpha until a suitable replacement body was made. He also planned on using Ryu as his host in Alpha and had Cammy manufactured as a backup body.
- Jerkass: If he has some action involving another character's life, it always involves him doing something evil like murdering somebody close to them, or something else evil that messed with their lives.
- Made of Evil: Considering that he purged himself of all of his good qualities (which went on to become Rose) to master his Psycho Power (which can be described as the literal interpretation of the trope; nothing but concentrated negative energy), he'd technically qualify for this.
- Not Quite Dead: Has come back to life twice by this point in the ballgame.
- Obviously Evil: Wears a blood-red military uniform, has pupil-less eyes, and controls an energy that's essentially the very essence of pure negativity itself. Also shows up to some fights ominously draped in a cape and the insignia for his enterprise is a skull with wings.
- Parts Unknown: Like the other Final Bosses in his series and unlike all of the other World Warriors, his country of origin is never specified.
- Power Degeneration: Aside from his desire to Take Over the World, his main goal since Alpha 3 has been motivated by this as his Pyscho Power started to exceed the limits of what his body he can hold so he's been trying to find one strong enough to hold it.
- Power Glows: His Psycho Power makes him glow.
- Psychic Powers: Psycho Power, thank you very much.
- Putting on the Reich: Pretty much dresses exactly like a Waffen-SS apart from his outfit being red.
- Signature Move: Psycho Crusher, where he corkscrews himself at an opponent.
Akuma (Voiced by Tomomichi Nishimura)
- Above Good and Evil: Though people who know him might call him "evil" (such as Ryu or Gouken), when you get down to it he's only acting on his code as a warrior. If surrendering yourself to the Dark Hadou is necessary to find your innermost strength, then it's acceptable to him, even if it's looked down on by some of the more straight-minded characters of the series.
- Ambiguously Brown: He looks like this, but hes not really classified under any race.
- Anti-Villain: He might be fighting you, but he's not working with any of the other villains, and even finishes off Bison.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: And how. He only challenges people he believes are worthy of fighting.
- Badass Back: Upon either using the Shun Goku Satsu or winning.
- Big Damn Heroes: Despite being an Anti-Villain Blood Knight, he managed to have two of those as his character arc's Bookends: saving Sakura, and defeating M. Bison.
- Blood Knight: The exemplification in his series, and even a top contender in this game.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: He does have a strong, but alien and not easily understood, code of honor.
- The Corrupter: Attempts to be this to Ryu. It briefly works.
- Curtains Match the Window: His eyes are red just like his hair.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He doesnt wear shoes either.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow when hes about to do something bad to his opponent.
- Hades Shaded: Most likely due to the Satsui no Hadou if Evil Ryu's appearance is to be taken into account.
- I Need You Stronger: Shows signs of this towards Ryu. The two have battled in the past and Ryu is not a challenge for him now in actual practice, but Akuma chooses to walk away rather than strike the killing blow. It is through this that he believes that he can nurture Ryu's killing potential and basically shape him into a second version of himself. Subverted by the end as Ryu first succumbs to, then resists and overcomes the Satsui no Hado, in the end entirely rejecting Akuma's fighting philosophy to follow Gouken's path.
- Lone Wolf Boss: As we mentioned, Akuma is not working with any of the villains and outright attacks them at several points, directly or indirectly.
- Meaningful Name: Gouki (豪鬼) means "Strong Demon." His overseas name, Akuma, is derived from the Japanese word for "devil" (悪魔).
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Well, doesnt that sound bad?
- Noble Demon: He will never fight an unfair match or against an opponent who´s not in perfect shape and will never harm someone who´s incapable of fighting. Despite all of the dickish things he has done, he is not evil like Bison.
- Obviously Evil: You'd think so, since he likes to play with dark forces and is rather cruel in battle, but his story suggests he believes himself to be beyond tags like "good" or "evil" and simply trains himself to be the best humanity can possibly offer in a warrior. His morals are shaky but it doesn't necessarily cross him into actually being "evil" in any way (antagonistic, maybe).
- Person of Mass Destruction: He often causes chaos wherever he goes.
- Red Baron: The (Supreme) Master of the Fist. Suffice to say, he lives up to that moniker.
- Shotoclone: The first of many after Ken, but to be fair at least he easily differentiates himself from the other Ryu/Ken-types.
Sakura Kasugano (Voiced by Yuko Sasamoto)
- Ascended Hero-Worshipper: Her intense fascination with Ryu is what got her into street-fighting to begin with. Oddly enough, this character trait is borrowed from Chun-Li's portrayal in the Street Fighter manga.
- Badass Adorable: Shes a cute young girl.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her Sailor Fuku exposes her belly a bit.
- Cute Bruiser: She can still beat opponents well.
- The Ditz: Often serves as comic relief due to her stupidity.
- Friendly Rivalry: She and Karin bicker a lot, but Sakura doesn't hate Karin at all.
- Genki Girl: Really energetic at times.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Sakura taught herself martial arts, special attacks and Ki-based maneuvers by emulating Ryu, possibly after seeing him on TV. Think about that for a second: She learned how to shoot energy blasts from her hands without any formal training.
- Martial Arts Headband: A trademark of her costumes.
- Meaningful Name: Her given name means cherry-blossom in Japan, although its officially spelled in hiragana (さくら). Her surname, Kasugano (春日野) means "Sunny Field in Spring."
- Nice Girl: Passionate about street fighting but otherwise very cheerful and friendly. She's a good sport too (as it would be what Ryu wanted).
- Ordinary High-School Student: Shes a simple high school student whos whisked into a world altering event.
Karin Kanzuki (Voiced by Miho Yamada)
- Alliterative Name: Two Ks in there.
- Cute Bruiser: Cute but really dangerous.
- Hero Insurance: Don't worry, she'll pay for the wall she destroyed to make an entrance...
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: She might be bossy, but she's pretty nice.
- Mukokuseki: Her blonde hair, especially as it's styled in Victorian-era ringlets, makes her look more like an upper-class European than a Japanese school-girl. She does have, however, almond-shaped brown eyes.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Like Sakura, Karin is merely a high school student who takes part in a huge fight.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly rich girl to Sakura's middle-class tomboy.
Felicia (Voiced by Kae Araki)
- Absolute Cleavage: Very easy when her fur stripes barely even qualifies as coverage.
- Action Dress Rip: Strips it off in battle.
- Bare Your Midriff: Felicia bares this and a LOT more.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: A beautiful catwoman, and is possibly the kindest of the cast (though she does have more competition here than in her canon series).
- Beware the Nice Ones: Just because she chose a pacifistic lifestyle, and just because her motto is always turning the other cheek, it doesn't means that she cannot punch your head off or cut you into ribbons if you piss her off enough.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She has a bit of it. She is also fond of tossing horrible puns here and there.
- Dance Battler: Felicia's both a fighter and an exotic dancer. She even has a show/routing called the "Battle Musical" with Wonder Momo.
- Dumb Is Good: Constantly mistakes King for a fellow Darkstalker, specifically a werejaguar, despite King explaining to her repeatedly that he's a human Luchador wearing a jaguar mask.
- Exposed to the Elements: Felicia can fight anywhere in her Fur Bikini, be it in the hot depths of the Makai, or the arctic regions of Canada/Japan.
- Friend to All Children: Felicia loves children and wishes to take care of those who cannot defend themselves.
- Genki Girl: Her eccentricities sometimes approach Cloudcuckoolander levels.
- Gorgeous Gaijin: She's an American and has the largest bust and hips of the Darkstalkers ladies.
- Gratuitous English: When it's her turn: "Let's dance!"
- Idol Singer: Has become this in the game's mixed universe, to the point Karin Kanzuki's family had a lot of money banking on her Battle Musical performance with Wonder Momo.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's very innocent, but she prefers going out in her usual half-naked style. In the first chapter, Felicia casually strips off her white evening dress in the street, much to King's shock and embarrassment.
- Meaningful Name: Felicia (and male name counterpart Felix) means happiness. Fits well for Felicia since she wishes to coexist with humans in peace. There's also the obvious similarity with "feline" too.
- Natural Weapon: Those claws of hers aren't just for show.
- Nice Girl: Felicia is definitely the kindest of the Darkstalkers cast, and still seems to stand out in this game despite its giant ensemble cast containing plenty of real good folks.
- Religious Bruiser: It can be hard to remember given how much of her body she likes to show off, but Felicia is actually a nun, not that it ever comes up in this game.
- Running Gag:
- The real nature of her fur bikini.
- Also, Felicia constantly calling King a fellow Darkstalker despite King explaining to her over and over that he isn't a Darkstalker, he's just a human Luchador wearing a jaguar mask. This long running gag also serves a a setup for another joke, as King (after complaining endless times about how dumb and dense Felicia can be) suddenly realizes that Felicia is a Darkstalker instead of a woman cosplaying as a cat as he believed all along. Furthermore, not even after years later in Project X Zone 2 does she return the favor and realize he's actually wearing a mask.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Like with the rest of her body, Felicia bares her back wholly, then again, she's technically naked.
- She-Fu: Combines fighting with her natural cat-grace and flexibility. Some of her moves even flash her butt.
- Token Good Teammate: The most unambiguously good character from the Darkstalkers series and possibly overall in the game.
- True Blue Femininity: Technically this as the only blue is in her hair.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: She walks about everywhere in her Fur Bikini.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Is tag team partners with Tekken's King. One of their tag supers is a double Shining Wizard.
Hsien-Ko (Voiced by Michiko Neya)
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She's blue.
- Anime Chinese Girl: Emphasis on the Chinese Part.
- Badass Adorable: Cute, but still strong enough to fight.
- Chinese Zombie: The correct term has been said as "kyon xie" or "jiang shi".
- Hammerspace: Shes got a lot of weapons on there.
- Irony: The Jiang-shi is paired with a Resident Evil protagonist.
- Nothing Up My Sleeve: Except a Hyperspace Arsenal with More Dakka than can be managed by less than four characters. Justifying this are both her explanation that each time she breaks out a weapon another appears in its place rather than the armory being all in there at once, as well as the Continuity Shout-Out in which it turns out, much of that arsenal is actually the borrowed reserves of the other three characters in question.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Literally. Hsien-Ko hides a huge amount of weapons up her sleeves.
- Spike Balls of Doom: One of her trademark weapons.
- Super Empowering: Downplayed. Bruce, Regina and Fong Ling can afford to spam their ludicrous amount of shots and guns in game because Hsien-Ko can provide them with ammo and guns. Most other games never bother to explain it at least.
Lord Raptor (Voiced by Yuji Ueda)
- Abhorrent Admirer: Is this to Hsien-Ko, much to her annoyance, and sadly for her, he usually shows up when she's around
- Alliterative Name: At least in Japan.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He's not getting the hint.
- Awesome Aussie: He was once a normal Australian rockstar before making a pact with demons.
- Ax-Crazy: Raptors completely bonkers.
- Chainsaw Good: Many of his attacks involve him transforming parts of his body into chainsaw blades.
- Evil Diva: He might not be a girl, but he does count.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is a dangerously homicidal living dead, but that doesn't stop him from being one of the most hilarious characters in fighting game history, let alone in this one.
- Laughably Evil: His dialogue is fun to read.
- Laughing Mad: He frequently breaks out into fits of laughter.
- Manipulative Bastard: Shows shades of this when he promises Lilith a chance to meet Morrigan in order to get her to attack his enemies.
- Musical Assassin: His weapon is an electric guitar.
- Rock Me, Asmodeus!: Well, hes a zombie, not a demon, but he does qualify.
- The Starscream: Shows open disdain towards Joka in his dialogue midway into the game.
- Undeathly Pallor: An evil zombie that maintains enough semblance to speak.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The last time we see Raptor, he says he's going to work for Zouna, but he never appears during the Dycroft Arc.
Demitri Maximoff (Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama)
- Anti-Villain Protagonist (Type I): He's the main character of Darkstalkers according to Capcom, but shows the traits of both anti-heroes and anti-villains.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He's high nobility and definitely dangerous to know. The "evil" part is subverted in that he's not as much evil as much simply has great ambitions.
- Battle Aura: It's also used to protect him from sunlight as he recovers his powers.
- Blood Knight: Combat and seduction are the only amusements of his endless life.
- Chick Magnet: Subverted. In a rare occurrence for the Head of Maximoff, the ladies in this game are decidedly not all over him.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite wielding dark powers (such as turning into a demon), he's not an evil demon, just immortal idle rich.
- Gratuitous English: Come his turn: "Let's play."
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- Demitri, Dimitri, or Dimitry? Even in this wiki, we have the same problem.
- An in-universe instance occurs in this game, with Andaba mistaking his name as "Dimetre Moxamiff". Even his surname wasn't safe. He was not amused.
- Vampires Are Rich: He does belong to one of Makai's noble houses.
Morrigan Aensland (Voiced by Yayoi Jinguji)
- Absolute Cleavage: Her iconic outfit technically "only" possesses an Impossibly-Low Neckline and a cut-out right below said neckline that, combined, reveal her entire cleavage and the top part of her stomach.
- Anything That Moves: Standard fare for succubi. Downplayed, as the nature of the game doesn't usually allow her to do more than flirt and find people "interesting" and "fun".
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted, she's a Makai high noble, but has been explicitly confirmed as Chaotic Neutral by Capcom.
- Capcom Sequel Stagnation: This game is her first appearance with updated voice work and sprites since the original Darkstalkers. Keep in mind we're talking about the difference between 1994 and 2005. Fans looking for fighting games in particular had to wait even longer for the advent of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom to fix this.
- Cool Big Sis: Is this towards Lilith, even moreso after their "link" is severed, allowing them to coexist as two different people.
- Curtains Match the Window: Gorgeous green eyes to go along with her gorgeous green hair.
- Dimensional Traveler: Should be the only Darkstalker who can cross between the human and infernal worlds, but then there's the crossover effect as well as the plot.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Her Darkness Illusion super and Astral Vision dark force.
- Femme Fatale: A more benevolent version, taking cues from the Good Bad Girl and The Tease. She's the closest you'll get to a heroic Vamp.
- Friendly Neighborhood Horny Devils: She was the page's former postergirl with Lilith for a reason.
- Fusion Dance: Tries this with Lilith, though the evil sword-eating sword Soul Edge sitting nearby instead severs their psychic bond and turns them into separate beings. She clearly doesn't mind, however.
- It Amused Me: Standard fare for Morrigan in crossover games, this is her reason for tagging along here.
- Lust: Personified, although she arguably veers toward Ethical Slut territory.
- Meaningful Name/Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Named after a figure from Irish/Celtic mythology whose name can mean "great queen," "phantom queen," or "terror." While Morrigan wasn't born in Ireland (she was actually discovered in Scotland), she shares more than a few traits. For one, due to the death of adopted father Belial, Morrigan is only Emperor Enma's passing away from technically being the ruler of Makai. The Morrigan is also a goddess of both fertility and war, not unlike Morrigan herself.
- Ms. Fanservice: Comes with the territory of being a succubus.
- Pretty Princess Powerhouse: The uncrowned Head of the Aensland house may look frail and dainty, but she can and will kick your ass.
- Scotireland: Irish name, has elements characteristic of an Irish/Celtic goddess, yet with Scottish ancestry and has been known to be dubbed in some games with a Scottish accent.
- Screw Yourself/Twin Sisters Incest: Good Lord, if the way she beckoned Lilith to fuse back together did not suggest this
- Statuesque Stunner: Makes the cut at 172cm/5'8".
- Stripperiffic: Her standard outfit? It's made of bats that swarm around her and magically transform into a very skintight leotard and pantyhose/tights combination, with some nearly detached sleeves, go-go boots, and a feather-frilled, Absolute Cleavage-baring Impossibly-Low Neckline. And there is nothing underneath.
- Upper-Class Twit: An insanely powerful demon who just wants to party. She also mixes this with shades of Rebellious Princess (she is the adopted daughter of the former ruler of Makai). For the most part, Morrigan's dialogue basically involves her causing headaches for the other characters, only becoming somewhat more serious when Lilith comes into play.
- Winged Humanoid: With an extra pair of miniaturized, presumably decorative ones on her head.
Lilith Aensland (Voiced by Yuka Imai)
- Absolute Cleavage: A departure from the typical self-imposed A-Cup Angst well, at least the A-Cup part. The angst is still there when we see her.
- Anything That Moves: Standard fare for succubi, though it comes across more as an accidental/innocent Interplay of Sex and Violence courtesy of a lonesome child.
- Can't Live Without You / Cloning Blues: Is desperately trying to find and join together with Morrigan to survive.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Think Morrigan, but even more benevolent. The only reason she was following Lord Raptor early on was due to Raptor's manipulation. Her attacks are even named in opposition of Morrigan, with a light theme as opposed to her dark theme, such as Shining Blade compared to Morrigan's Shadow Blade.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Her Luminous Illusion super and Mirror Doll Dark Force.
- Enemy Without/Shadow Archetype: As she is a part of Morrigan's soul that was separated from her by Belial, this is the logical conclusion of her self-awareness.
- Fille Fatale: She's essentially a younger version of Morrigan, so this was to be expected.
- Meaningful Name: Lilith, originally appearing in myths as a Mesopotamian storm demon who was associated with the element of wind and a bearer of disease, illness, and death, is known in Jewish folklore as Adam's first wife (apparently, Eve was his Second Love) who refused to become subservient to him. She is usually referred to as a succubus herself.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. She's a naturally cheery, happy-go-lucky girl who is undergoing an existential crisis and being misguided by Lord Raptor.
- Screw Yourself/Twin Sisters Incest: How could Morrigan's fusion request not be interpreted as asking for this?
- Stripperiffic: Basically a lolita-style version of Morrigan's outfit with a different color scheme. She is technically a loli version of Morrigan, after all.
From Captain Commando
Captain Commando (Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu)
- Captain Space, Defender of Earth!: Pretty much everyone in the "future" recognizes him and his team as heroes.
- Cool Shades: Stylin' ruby-colored shades at that!
- Elemental Powers: His gauntlets have them.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: His goggles are space scanners.
- Laser Blade: His "Captain Sword" move creates a blade of pure energy.
- Mascot: Capcom's original, before Mega Man and Ryu caught fire and overtook him.
- Meaningful Name: CAPtain COMmando.
- Powered Armor: His Captain Protector power suit.
- Power Fist: Again, his gauntlets. They amplify his strength 48 times.
Baby Head (Voiced by Yuko Sasamoto)
- Child Prodigy: This baby manufactured his own Mini-Mecha!
- Japanese Politeness: He's one of the more polite characters in the game.
- Omniglot Artifact: His pacifier is actually a device that allows him to speak the 3 million languages of the cosmos Including Mack.
- Ship Tease: With Tron... Somehow. By way of her admiration. Huh.
- The Smart Guy: The brains of the Commando Team.
- This Is a Drill: Performs with one together with Tron during their Multiple Assault.
Druk (Voiced by Hideaki Nonaka), Shturm (Voiced by Takahiro Yoshino), and Shturm Jr. (Voiced by Kenichi Mochizuki)
- Automatic Crossbows: Their Weapon of Choice.
- Avenging the Villain: Their main reason for working with Bison and Meio is that theyre also working on a way to bring Scumocide, their boss- but theyll be more than happy to try to avenge his death by attacking the Commando Team.
- Palette Swap: Sthurm, Jr. and Druk are all palette swaps of the same sprite.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: They're all theriantropes with a mostly reptilian appearance.
Ginzu the Ninja (Voiced by Hideyuki Hori)
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: His katana is said to cut things at an atomic level.
- Continuity Nod: Him teaming up with Guy is a reference to the fact both are masters of the Bushin-ryuu style Ninjutsu in their respectives series.
- I Call It "Vera": His katana is named "Lightning Light".
- Smoke Out: An offensive variation in one of his attacks.
Mack the Knife
- Dual Wielding: He dual wields a pair of knives.
- Humanoid Aliens: He happens to be an alien with a mummy appearance.
- Poisoned Weapons: His knives are poisioned.
- Spectacular Spinning: His rotor-like spinning attack.
- The Voiceless: All his lines are either "..." or variatios such as "...!!" or "...!?". Doesn't stop Baby Head from understanding exactly what he's "saying".
From Dino Crisis
Regina (Voiced by Atsuko Tanaka)
- Ambiguously Brown: Based on her name and appearance, she's most likely Asian-American, but like in her series, this is never confirmed.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh yes.Bruce: "And would you look at that? Real honest-to-God monsters."Regina: "Those weaklings are 'monsters'? Compared to some huge-ass dinosaurs, I'd say they're kinda cute."
- Fun with Acronyms / Heroes "R" Us: Is quickly recognized by Bruce as member of the Special Forces unit S.O.R.T. (Secret Operation Raid Team).
- Hyperspace Arsenal / Walking Armory: Two sets of Guns Akimbo, and a rocket launcher, with no idea how/where she carries all of it? Yeah, she counts. And that's without counting the goods she's got within the Hyperspace Arsenal Hsien-Ko accesses for the four-person Multiple Assault they execute with Bruce and Fong-Ling.
From Final Fight
Guy (Voiced by Tetsuya Iwanaga)
- But Not Too Foreign: To either the Japanese or the American fanbase. His nationality was listed as Japanese in Final Fight, but was changed to American since the Street Fighter Alpha series, implying that he became a naturalized citizen at some point.
- The Comically Serious: As evidenced by his response to Janga calling him a pain in the ass."A pain in the ass? Such things are irrelevant in battle."
- McNinja: Partially; he's a Japanese-born naturalized American.
- Meaningful Name: His real name in Japanese is actually Gai (spelled with the kanji 凱, which means "victorious", but more often rendered in kana as ガイ), but its romanized "Guy" to avoid the obvious mispronunciation.
- It could also count as a reference to Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, like other characters in the original game who are named after or are references to musicians. Both have bangs long enough to cover their eyes.
- Nice Shoes: As mentioned below, his Nike sneakers, to Memetic Mutation levels.
- Product Placement: Real ninjas wear Nikes.
- Reformed Delinquent: Believe it or not, he wasn't always this mellow before becoming a pupil of Bushin-Ryu.
- Shout-Out: Guy, the Bushin-Ryu practitioner hero in Metro City in most likely 1989note . Ginzu, the Bushin-Ryu practitioner hero in Metro City in 2026note . Naturally, they fight crime together.
- Verbal Tic: "-de gozaru".
Mike Haggar (Voiced by Tessho Genda)
- Authority Equals Asskicking: This politician has NO INTEREST in bow down like a whimpering dog or just barking orders at those under him to act while keeping himself safe in the face of danger.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He gets to use one in the ending.
- Badass Normal: He's a mayor, sure, but he doesn't need guards to do the fighting for him.
- Breakout Character: Cody Travers was originally The Hero of Final Fight, but Haggar proved popular enough to take his spot in other games, including the non-Guy series representative spot here.
- Gentle Giant: Outside battle, the same arms of steel that allow him to literally snap villains in half give the warmest and kindest hugs.
- Improvised Weapon: Pipes and 2x4 are his signature weapons.
- Invulnerable Attack: His Spinning Lariat.
- Meteor Move: His Sky High Backdrop and Final Hammer in Final Fight 3.
- Mighty Glacier: Haggar cannot move very far, but he makes up for it with raw hitting power.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Haggar resembles professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, especially since he later became governor, although some think Haggar's mustache and trim haircut makes him look like Freddie Mercury.
- Our Presidents Are Different: He takes a more direct approach in reducing the crime rate of his city, and even his world, than most mayors.
- Pro Wrestling Is Real: On that subject, it turns out Xiaomu's a fan. She even saw him compete in a title match against King which really impressed her.
From Lost Worlds
Unknown Soldiers 1P & 2P
- Assist Character / Combining Mecha: The Mobilsuits from Side Arms: Hyper Dyne serve them as support characters.
- Child Soldiers: Trained from a very young age.
- Continuity Nod: There are a few references to Bios, the Big Bad from their origin game, in the game. They were in the middle of fighting him just when they were yanked into the Namco X Capcom plot, actually.
- Cool Shades: Both sports some nice shades.
- The Gunslinger: Both use fierarms as their main weaponry.
- Humongous Mecha: Both Mobilsuits combine into one during their Multiple Assault with Sylphie.
- More Dakka: They use submachine guns to attack.
- Never Given a Name: Both have never been given any names, and have went on without one their whole life. They don't really mind or care, and tell the others to call them whenever they want. Sylphie is the one to christen them "Unknown Super Soldiers". Felicia attempts to name them, but after hearing her attempt they politely declined.
- Salt and Pepper: 1P is white, 2P is black.
Sylphie (Voiced by Rie Tanaka)
- Accidental Pervert: She comes out as this in her inner mologue following MOMO making use of her skills:"High-level surveillance abilities... Ahhh... I don't care if it's wrong... I so desperately want her... abilities..."
- Cosplay: Aside from possessing an arsenal consisting of various weapons and items from Capcom arcade games, she also can dress up as (and copy the techniques of) four other Capcom females: Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike's Makoto, Michelle Heart from Legendary Wings, Linn Kurosawa from Alien vs. Predator (Capcom), and Mai-Ling from Red Earth. She also gets to sell two Magical Girl costumes to MOMO (one for a Rare Hunter skill, the other for a Limit Break).
- Dungeon Shop: Just like in her original game, one has to wonder just how Sylphie was able to set up a shop that magically raises from beneath the ground just as the party arrives
- Greed: She's ultimately good, but her "business side" tends to slip up plenty of time when she talks.
- Humongous Mecha: "Borrowed" Jin's Blodia for this game.
- Infinity +1 Sword: The dress she makes available for 9999 G before starting the final chapter is this, as it raises all stats by 25.
- Lethal Joke Character: Nothing about her is openly badass. She's not even an active party character most of the time. Yet the nature of her shop and everything in it indicates that she in some ways may be among the most powerful characters in the game. Coupled with an ability that allows her to pick money on the map, a large MP pool, and is capable of doing a 3-hit branch up, and you have one of the best characters of the game.
- Shout-Out: As stated above, her movelist harkens back to several Capcom games of past, such as Magic Sword: Heroic Fantasy, Bionic Commando and Black Tiger.
From Ghosts 'n Goblins
Arthur (Voiced by Fumihiko Tachiki)
- Automatic Crossbows: His Bowgun.
- An Axe to Grind: Both an Axe and the Battle Axes.
- Blade on a Stick: His classic lance.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's a bold and courageous Large Ham all-around.
- Clothing Damage: Can actually invoke this on himself to quickly change out of armor.
- Cool Sword: A big bastard sword.
- Energy Weapon: The Psycho Cannon from Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
- Golden Super Mode: His armor upgrades into his Golden Armor during his first special attack.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He's not called the Silver Knight for nothing.
- Multi-Melee Master: He brings a good amount of weapons from his series here, including a lance, sword, axes, sickles, bowgun, and cannon.
- Red Baron: He's called the "Silver Knight", matching him with Gilgamesh's "Golden Knight".
- Shock and Awe: His first special attack ends in a tri-way lightning strikes which destroys his armor.
- Sinister Scythe: His spinning sickles.
- ¡Three Amigos!: Arthur, Gilgamesh and Ki tend to play out like this, and the game implies they knew from before. They even have a Multiple Assault together.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Like in his home series, Arthur throws his arsenal of weapons from a long-range position.
- Worthy Opponent: Red Arremer Joker becomes this during their last battle.
- Younger Than He Looks: According to Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at least, he's 28 years old.
Astaroth (Voiced by Hideaki Nonaka)
- Arch-Nemesis: He and Arthur had already fought before the game's beginning.
- Back from the Dead: Having been defeated by Arthur some time before, he claims to have "ressurected" alongside the Makai Village.
- Belly Mouth: Has one big mouth in his stomach.
- Breath Weapon: Can throw flames and lasers out of its mouth.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: He is the Lord of Makai, an analogue to Hell. The loose alliance of villains he's involved includes fellow demon lords Druaga and Zouna.
- Playing with Fire: That mouth on his stomach can shoot fire.
Nebiroth (Voiced by Takahiro Yoshino)
- Came Back Strong: He only appears once Astaroth is defeated for good.
- Split-Personality Takeover: Nebiroth was created when Astaroth's soul was split into two, a punishment he suffered after losing to Arthur in the past. When he's killed, Nebiroth takes over his body entirely.
Red Arremer Joker (Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai)
- Continuity Nod: Plenty of hints are thrown throughout the game about Joker being the Red Arremer Firebrand from the Gargoyle's Quest series, more specifically the protagonist of the third game, Demon's Crest.
- Defector from Decadence: Seeing the chaotic state of the Demon Village and the bad guy's side, which reminded him of the chaos back during the "War of the Crest", Joker decides to abandon his duties, even if it meant "living in disgrace", and die fighting Arthur and the good guys in order to test their strenght and see if they could restore balance to all worlds.
- The Dragon: To Astaroth, to the point he refuses to assist Nebiroth once he takes over.
- Evil Counterpart: To Sandra; a former "pawn" type who rose up the ranks. But while Sandra was a hero that helped Valkyrie, and was only evil when under control by Zouna, Red Arremer Joker is loyal to the Demon King Astaroth.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Anyone want to question the badassery of the big red gargoyle?
- The Leader: He's the leader of all Red Arremers forming the Makai Village's army.
- Noble Demon: He might be a demon, but he's still a more reasonable foe than most of the other baddies.
- Playing with Fire: Like all Red Arremers, he can shoot fireballs.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: A long time ago, he fought in the "War of the Crest" (a reference to Demon's Crest) for the sake of the Makai Village.
- Winged Humanoid: Gargoyle-style wings.
From Mega Man Legends
Mega Man Volnutt / Mega Man Trigger (Voiced by Mayumi Tanaka)
- Arm Cannon: Naturally but in this case it's part of his armor instead of his arm.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His past as Mega Man Trigger is strongly hinted at by Juno here.
- Energy Weapon: The Shining Laser is his most powerful weapon, able to rapidly deplete any opponent's health in seconds (if they let him hold still to aim it).
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: He is the only Mega Man incarnation who doesn't wear a helmet by default.
- Love Triangle: With Roll and Tron. He's the Archie to Roll's Betty and Tron's Veronica.
- Macross Missile Massacre: He can do this with the fully upgraded Active Buster.
- Mr. Fanservice: A boyish version. This explains his status as the Fandom Bycicle by the Legends fandom.
- Multi-Ranged Master: His arsenal of weapons is enormous, including a variety of bomb and missile launchers, lasers, and energy projectiles. His Blade Arm even allows him to fire Sword Beams.
- Oblivious to Love: He is oblivious of any affections directed towards him by any of the female characters.
- Really 700 Years Old: He was found sealed in a ruin, so it's hard to tell how old Volnutt really is. Juno hints at this by referring to him with the name Trigger.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Like other characters in his series it's hard to draw the line between human and robot with him, as Cyborgs are commonplace, but he mostly leans to the latter.
- Swiss Army Appendage: While his right arm is always equipped with his handy Mega Buster, his left arm can be fitted with a greater variety of attachments.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Abate somewhat willingly. After requiring healing, Megaman Volnutt locked his memories in the tiny monkey robot, DATA, and was restored to a younger form with no memories. This game directly states that this takes place after the first Legends game which makes it confusing that Volnutt wonders outloud about whether he will get his memories back. DATA told Volnutt that all his memories are stored inside him for Volnutt's later use when it becomes relevant, something that Volnutt lets slide between Legends 1 and 2.
Roll Caskett (Voiced by Keiko Yokozawa)
- Ace Pilot: If it moves, she'll know how to pilot it.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Tron's Veronica towards Mega Man.
- Gadgeteer Genius / Wrench Wench: Is very skilled and glad to be at fixing and/or reforging things.
- Properly Paranoid: About Mega Man's interactions with Juno and how they seem to affect a disturbing change in him.
Tron Bonne (Voiced by Mayumi Iizuka)
- Anime Hair: Not the most out-there in this game but it's still pretty silly.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Roll's Betty towards Mega Man.
- Breakout Character: Along with Mega Man himself, she's the character everyone knows. She got her own spinoff for a reason.
- Distressed Damsel: Despite her Gesellschaft getting into tough shape, this is averted thanks to her Servbots as well as, oddly enough, the Space Policewomen assigned to arrest her.
- Evil Counterpart: To Roll, as the weapons expert of the Bonnes who builds and pilots their robots.
- Loveable Rogue: She's very likeable for a pirate.
- Punny Name: If you're going by the Japanese pronunciation of her last name as "Bone", that is. Somewhat fitting, considering her series' habit of naming its various characters after musical terms and instruments.
- Teen Genius: She may be a teenager, but she has the skills to build and repair robots the size of houses.
- Tsundere: Normally very hot-tempered and angry, but she has a soft side that comes out sometimes. Mostly for Mega Man, of course.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: She wants Mega Man Volnutt.
- Villain Protagonist: Just so we don't forget that she's still a notorious pirate, her introduction to the story as well as Hiromi and Masuyo's is them trying to arrest her.
Servbots (Voiced by Chisa Yokoyama)
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin / Meaningful Name: Kobun means henchman. Their localized name, Servbot, speaks for itself.
- Invincible Minor Minion: They're pretty unflappable
- Mascot Mook: For the Legends / Dash series.
- You Are Number 6: Each Servbot has a special number designation. Oddly enough, this actually increases their individuality, as Tron is able to tell them apart like this despite them looking exactly alike.
Mega Man Juno (Voiced by Akira Ishida)
- Affably Evil: Unfailingly polite and courteous to both friends and foes alike, casually tries to remind Mega Man of his Mysterious Past. Treats plans for universal chaos and mass genocide like minor gimmicks to pass the time.
- Captain Ersatz: Juno reminds some players of Xelloss from the Slayers series, from the perpetually closed eyes to the creepy carefree smile. Both characters are also voiced by Akira Ishida.
- Eyes Always Shut: That said, they do change shape with his expressions when closed.
- Floating Limbs: His arms are floating off of his body.
- Graceful Loser: When he falls to Mega Man and Roll in chapter 44, he accepts his defeat gracefully, commenting on how he lost to Trigger again before going kaboom.
- Knight of Cerebus: Not for the entire game, because he's only one of many such serious villains here, but he is this for Mega Man and Roll's storyline, as Mega Man gets considerably darker around Juno due to the hidden memories of Mega Man's time as Trigger.
Bruce McGivern (Voiced by Hiroaki Hirata)
- Adaptational Heroic Build: He bulks up quite a bit in this game compared to his original appearance, in which he was really thin, yet still quite badass with guns.
- Butt-Monkey: Hsien-Ko, Fong Ling and Regina all consider him an idiot and treat him appropriately. Exemplified when he gets a pan to the head during Hsien-Ko's mistaken Tenraiha during their MA attack.
- Gorgeous Gaijin: He's American and the skintight gear doesn't exactly hide his new bod.
- Leeroy Jenkins / Military Maverick: Known amongst fellow agents in and out of US-STRATCOM for being quite reckless yet still managing to complete his missions.
- More Dakka / Walking Armory: Implied, as Hsien-Ko somehow has access to some of his weapons, along with Fong Ling and Regina's, as part of the Hyperspace Arsenal she unleashes for their Multiple Assault attack.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Has this with both Fong Ling and Regina, who both consider him to be something of an idiot.
- Unexpected Character: Both Bruce and Fong Ling's appearance in this game is a matter of quid pro quo / meta crossover effect, due to Capcom's Gun Survivor series of games, which RE:DA is the last of, supporting Namco's GunCon technology.
Fong Ling (Voiced by Kae Araki)
- Deadpan Snarker
- Irony: The Resident Evil protagonist forms a tag team with a Chinese Zombie.
- More Dakka / Walking Armory: Aside from the weapons they carry on hand, she, Bruce, and Regina all have additional weapons of their own within Hsien-Ko's Hyperspace Arsenal which she breaks out for their Multiple Assault attack.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Implied to have this attitude towards Bruce ever since they fell in love at the end of their original game. That said, their relationship status isn't exactly clear here.
- Unexpected Character: See Bruce's entry above for the perfectly good reason why these two would be picked to represent the Resident Evil / Biohazard franchise over any of the much more famous characters from the main games that they were based off of.
From Rival Schools
Hideo Shimazu (Voiced by Tetsuo Mizutori)
- Covert Pervert: Easily impressed by the many women they find over the game.
- Heir to the Dojo: Was this before becoming a teacher. A feud over his family's fighting style led him to be unfairly ousted from the position, which led him into teaching.
- Nerd Glasses: More like Salaryman Glasses, but that doesn't take the coolness away from him.
- Shoulders of Doom: His shoulder pads, which represent his accomplishments in his family's martial art style.
Kyoko Minazuki (Voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi)
- Dressed to Heal: Her labcoat, glasses and clipboard.
- Five Moves of Doom: Her burning vigor move "The Breaker" is a standing crossface chickenwing, abdominal stretch, wakigatame armbar takedown, boston crab and triangle choke delivered in rapid succession.
- Ma'am Shock: Does not take being called "old" in any way well.
Strider Hiryu (Voiced by Kosuke Toriumi)
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Can cut through boulders, people and tanks like butter.
- Berserk Button: If you use innocent people as guinea pigs and then as meat shields, or even worse children... it's best that Hiryu never discovers that, lest you want to end up in tiny pieces.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": The kanji on Hiryu's outfit is the head character on his name (飛 or Hi).
- Child Prodigy: The youngest Strider to attain the greatest rank in the organization.
- Consummate Professional: Describes Hiryu's personality very well.
- Crazy Enough to Work / Determinator: When Zuhl's Lens dragon can't reach our heroes and take them off the self-destructing Balrog battleship, what does Hiryu come up with to pass this hurdle? Simpleget everyone launched to the dragon using the catapult.
- Dual Tonfas: The weapon is tonfa-shaped.
- Heroes "R" Us: By default, reallythe Striders are a Private Military Contractor with a ninja theme, but the Grandmaster refuses to hire them (except for Hien) so Hiryu doesn't get any heel work.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Well, look at him. The blue, close-fitting outfit was a step in the right direction, the red scarf and glowing sword were not. The action is great, but doesn't involve a lot of stealth.
- Laser Blade: The cypher uses plasma to cut through hard targets like tanks.
- Named Weapons: Hiryu's personal cypher is named Falchion.
- Ninja: As a Strider he comes pretty damn close, at least.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Hiryu's responses to villains' threats.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Hiryu displays his well-toned arms proudly.
- Super Speed: He's fast. Really fast.
Grandmaster Meio (Voiced by Tetsuo Mizutori)
- Airborne Aircraft Carrier: Owns one in the Battleship Balrog.
- Badass Boast: When he finally appears in chapter 44:"From this city in the heavens, I shall burn all life on Earth to ash. Surely the new Earth will overflow with the new life I shall create. Perish, children of the old gods...!"
- Creating Life: Has the ability to create any form of life at will. It's a central component of his Evil Plan.
- Depopulation Bomb: His agenda. He still wants to erase all lifeforms (all the "Sons of Old Gods") so he could create his own lifeforms and thus become a god. The difference is, the scope now involves the entire universe.
- Flight: Levitation.
- Mad Scientist: Apears to mix some of it along his sorcery.
- Space Base: Has one called the Third Moon.
Solo (Voiced by Hideo Watanabe)
- BFG: Favors a flamethrower with a mounted missile launcher as his main weapon.
- Bounty Hunter: A robotic bounty hunter who wishes to claim Hiryu's bounty.
- Hired Gun: As we said, he is a hired agent who works for Meio.
- Professional Killer: Solo is always quick and efficient with his kills.
- The Faceless: He's always seen with his mask/visor on.
- Flight: Via thrusters on his back.
- Fragile Speedster: Solo moves really fast and has a lot of firepower... but dies in 3 hits.
- Macross Missile Massacre: He fires loads of missiles from his back, as do his enemy versions.
- Powered Armor: Whomever he really is, he's always wearing a suit of robot armor.
- Recurring Boss: Likes to fight alongside Hien, Juno, and Tong Pooh.
Strider Hien (Voiced by Kosuke Toriumi)
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Can cut through boulders, people and tanks like butter.
- Always Someone Better: The main reason behind his motivation to defeat Hiryu; he's jealous that someone so young could be talented enough to earn the highest honor bestowed to a Strider and the praise that came with it.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Like Hiryu, Hien also sports the 飛/Hi character which is also the head character on his name.
- Dual Tonfas: The weapon is tonfa-shaped. Hien can actually dual-wield his double-edged Cypher as two separate weapons.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He looks like a girl, doesnt he?
- Recurring Boss: Hien appears frequently with Solo, Juno, and Tong Pooh.
- Spectacular Spinning: Hien spins his dual-bladed cypher to parry your attacks, throw his blades like boomerangs, and fire a beam of concentrated lightning at you.
- Sword Beam: He can use it to launch beams of light at his foes.
- Tareme Eyes: In contrast to Hiryu's (and most Strider characters') Tsurime Eyes.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: His main method of attack.
Tong Pooh (Voiced by Miho Yamada)
- Anime Chinese Girl: Looks like a typical one with a qipao and obi.
- Bounty Hunter: Shes the leader of a group of bounty hunters who have joined Meio with the goal of claiming the bounty on Hiryu's head.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: How to tell her apart from her Nam Pooh clones. She wears green, red, and gray, while they wear dark blue, gold, and black.
- Combat Stilettos: Sports heeled shoes with blades extending from the back/soles.
- Kick Chick: She and the clones are all about kicks that can create blades of plasma. In a sense, they all possess an Absurdly Sharp Blade without actually having one.
- Meaningful Name: Means "East Wind". Her clones' name, Nam Pooh means "South Wind".
- Spell My Name with an "S": She and her clones are especially prone to this, thanks to their Chinese names being filtered through Japanese spelling and then localized, resulting in Tong Pooh/Ton Pooh/Tong Poo/Tonpuu and Nam Poo/Nang Pooh/Nanpuu.
- Theme Naming: She's one of three note Same-Sex Triplets who are named after the Four Winds.