A completely average Ordinary High-School Student who attends Seiga Academy with his friends in his third year. While a good athlete and student, he's notable for being perfectly un-notable, a fact that leads Rina Izumi to appoint Itsuki as Seiga Academy's Student Council vice president, whereupon he is tasked to play the MMORPG that's sweeping the nation, Phantasy Star Online 2.
In PSO2, his avatar is Itsuki, who, despite being randomly generated, bears a striking resemblance to his real-life self. He is a Hunter/Braver. While new to the virtual world of the Ethernet, he slowly gains information about the new world surrounding him with the help of his friends and the veteran player, SORO. Although a new player, he has since gained a reputation amongst others for being "that guy" that plays with SORO, a player who usually tackles the game alone.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He attacks the Darkers in a rage when he sees one of them holding RINA hostage in Episode 7.
- Big Eater: In Episode 6, he manages to down a whole potluck of food exponentially faster than any of the other council members.
- Bishounen: While he has a muscular body, Itsuki has a pretty androgynous-looking face for a guy.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Itsuki is pretty taken when he sees RINA for the first time.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: He gets these in Episode 9 while still shell shocked about the boosted Goldrahda that nearly offed him. He performs a Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! on himself to snap him out of it.
- Everybody Knew Already: Itsuki has a single-person version of this when he figures out that SORO is Rina; she would often repeat the same words in real life as in-game, and vice-versa. When Rina confesses to him, he's more surprised about her shouting it than the actual fact.
- Fanservice: His trip to the hot spring in episode 6 includes multiple shots of his butt.
- Forgotten First Meeting: He first met with Rina as a young child on a playground. He has since forgotten this event, but Rina certainly hasn't.
- Hallucinations: Itsuki occasionally sees visions of a shoulder-riding Rappy when he looks at Aika, which he dismisses as being nothing. This is definitely not a coincidence.
- Hero of Another Story: He's this to the main story; while the primary plot focuses on the exploits of the Player Character, the anime focuses on the exploits of the people on the other side of the screen.
- Innocently Insensitive: It's established early on that Itsuki knows jack-squat about internet ethics, or anything about the internet in general. He reveals Musashi's real-life identity in front of a crowd of players because he didn't know that that's something he shouldn't be doing. When Musashi had threatened to reveal his identity earlier, Itsuki didn't care because he didn't believe it was that big of a deal.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: The one remarkable thing about him is that him being "average" accounts for a high level of "average"; he's often known as the "handyman" for being able to be decent at pretty much anything.
- Keet: He's a rather cheery guy most of the time.
- Large Ham: He gets a moment at the end of Episode 3 when he steals Koa's lines.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He recklessly charges at the boosted Goldrahda in Episode 9 and nearly gets himself killed in the process.
- Nice Guy
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He accidentally exposes Musashi as Yutaka in front of a crowd of other players, which causes a lot of What the Hell, Hero? reactions from his friends and causes Yutaka to start bailing out on school. To be fair, he also had no idea that doing so was bad practice.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Totally normal guy who just wants a nice, quiet life. Of course, Rina isn't going to make that easy for him.
- The Protagonist: He's the main character, after all. Just to cement the fact that he's the hero of the story, his character in PSO2 even wears the same stock outfit the generic HUmar protagonist wears in all trailers for the game.
- Red Armband of Leadership: In the Action Prologue and in his ARKS form, Itsuki has one that's integrated into his costume.
- Remembered I Could Fly: It takes some memory-jogging from SORO for him to remember that the Gunslash has a Shot Mode on its Weapon Action. Justified in that he's new and is still getting the hang of things.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: In the real world, Itsuki is an average guy with good grades and nothing better to do. His "average" status makes him a good candidate for student council VP, as Rina exposits.
- Second Year Protagonist: When the story starts, Itsuki is just finishing summer vacation and entering his third year at Seiga.
- Shirtless Scene: In episode 6.
- Super Mode: In Episode 7, he gains one that responds to him under unspecified times of crisis. In Episode 8, he gains the ability to manifest it on Earth, and subsequently permanently, turning it into a Mid-Season Upgrade.
- Stalker Without a Crush: In Episode 8, Itsuki begins tailing Aika to figure out what her deal is. Unfortunately for him, everyone thinks he's a Stalker with a Crush; Silva even thinks they're a couple on first sight. He needs to deny this every time someone brings it up.
- Took a Level in Badass: Once his Super Mode becomes permanent and turns into a Mid-Season Upgrade, Itsuki's badass level rockets up several notches. However, he still requires training to get his new powers under control.
- Weapon of Choice: Gunslashes. Kouta suggests them to him for their ease of use and versatility. His Mid-Season Upgrade gives him the Radiant, a Gunslash/Sword hybrid capable of utilizing the strengths of both weapon types handily.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Averted early on with his character; his hair color in-game matches that of his hair in real life: black. He later plays this straight with... blue hair.
The pitch-perfect Student Council President of Seiga Academy. She's everything anyone could ever hope to be: smart, athletic, beautiful, graceful, and a strong leader. As the head of the Seiga Academy Student Council, her mission is to delegate the actions of the council and provide the school with feedback on Phantasy Star Online 2, a game that many students of Seiga Academy are infatuated with.
In PSO2, her avatar is SORO, a self-proclaimed "veteran player" who is alternatively known as the "Lone Warrior" for being a powerful solo player. Despite this, Rina, under the guise of SORO, joins Itsuki and helps him learn the ropes of the game while being a powerful ally. In-game, SORO can be rather chatty at times and is somewhat eccentric.
In Episode 5, she reveals that her first character was actually RINA, an avatar who looks strikingly like her real-life self. Having realized that both Itsuki and Aika use their real names in PSO2, she decides to start playing RINA in an effort to connect to Itsuki in real life and in-game.
Rina Izumi makes a brief appearance in EPISODE 5 of Phantasy Star Online 2. Rina is forcefully summoned to the parallel world of Omega, whereupon she is transformed by Ephemera into one of the four denizens of Apprentice, Solitary Rina. The player and their caravan, which includes the queen of Cuent, Harriet, and the child queen of Epic, Margaretta, manage to successfully track her down, but is forced to do battle with her when she summons a massive Darker in the form of SORO, SOROKING D. The player manages to successfully repel SOROKING D, and Rina is returned to Earth by Epic's magic.
- Badass Cape: SORO has a big, red, tattered cape.
- Big Damn Heroes: SORO saves Itsuki from an imminent KO by popping up out of nowhere and using Impact Slider on the El Dagan ready to take Itsuki out.
- Cannot Spit It Out: When Itsuki begins neglecting his PSO2 reports, Rina approaches him in the middle of a council meeting in an attempt to confront him about his claims that he didn't play despite being logged into the game... then chickens out immediately, as she has No Social Skills.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Subdued. While she and Itsuki aren't officially an item, she gets very annoyed when she thinks Itsuki prefers Aika's company.
- Cross Player: Rina's avatar in PSO2 is the masculine and talkative RAcast, SORO.
- Damsel in Distress: Ends up being captured by the Darkers to be the new vessel for Dark Falz.
- Dark Action Girl: Not by choice.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Rina is very popular with the boys and girls alike.
- Forgettable Character: Rina was this when she was a child; it's part of why she has No Social Skills and doesn't like conversing with other people.
- Forgotten First Meeting: Itsuki and Rina met as children, which also factors into why Rina decides to connect with Itsuki many years later in high school. Itsuki doesn't remember this interaction or Rina as a child, so when they first met at Seiga, he naturally assumed that her knowing him was the Student Council President doing her thing.
- Friendless Background: Due to a combination of having No Social Skills and not meeting people often, she doesn't have many friends and is adverse to communicating with others.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: See Irony below.
- Irony: She may play the RAcast SORO, but in real life, she's a terrible shot.
- Large Ham: SORO is very showy.
- Master of All: She's good at everything. Except people.
- Mistaken for Profound: Inverted; SORO likes to talk like this. Itsuki isn't buying it.
- No Social Skills: Even Rina admits that she sucks at communicating with other people. SORO is alternatively known as "Mr. Aloof" or "Aloof" because he has trouble with other players.
- Panty Shot: RINA gets a very gratuitous camera angle when confronting Itsuki in Episode 5.
- Pink Is Feminine: Rina's dorm room has a lot of pink wallpaper.
- Purple Eyes: Rina has them.
- Punny Name: SORO is renowned as the "Lone Warrior" because he's a solo player.
- Sempai/Kohai: A lot of other students refer to her as "senpai".
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: She has a rather... enthusiastic reaction to Kid implying that she and Itsuki are together.
- Super Mode: Gains hers in Episode 10, only to be captured by the Darkers shortly after.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In the next-episode preview for Episode 3, Quna jokingly asks if SORO is male, to which he vehemently confirms despite the fact that Quna's kidding around.
- Trademark Favorite Food: In Episode 1, she states that her favorite food is ankimo, or monkfish liver.
- Tron Lines: SORO's body sports lots of red lines.
- Weapon of Choice: As he has recently changed class to Ranger, SORO uses Ranger weapons, but prefers a Launcher most of the time.
- RINA wields Fray Fiora, a Twin Machineguns/Assault Rifle hybrid.
A mysterious transfer student who becomes a student of Seiga Academy. She claims to be ARKS, and often draws parallels with Phantasy Star Online 2 terminology. While attractive and popular with her classmates, she is relatively naive of the world surrounding her and would much rather follow Itsuki pretty much everywhere for some odd reason. When Rina catches wind of her mastery of PSO2, she appoints Aika the position of "special officer" of the student council, whose sole job is to advise Itsuki on writing his reports.
In PSO2, she is also a veteran, as SORO is. She has already maxed out all currently existing Tech classes, including Force, Techer, and Bouncer, as well as having completed every available ARKS Quest and Extreme Quest. Much like Itsuki, she bears a striking resemblance to her avatar. In reality, she is actually a Newman ARKS member who has been sent to Earth on a mission. She works under the Council of Six via the employ of Casra and Quna.
- Affectionate Nickname: Marika, Riko, and Yurika bestow upon her the nickname of "Aiai", using the first character of her first name. Of course, this being SEGA, this also brings to mind a certain ball-rolling monkey.
- Thanks to her giving Kouta a Monomate drink during the ARKS Fan Festa, Kouta now refers to her as "Monomate Girl" when he sees Aika's avatar, due to not knowing that it's actually Aika.
- Badass Adorable: Her Rappy Pet, which manages to kick major Darker ass while still shouting "kyu!" and being totally adorable. Its first onscreen kill involves tackling headfirst into an El Ahda and pulverizing it by smashing it into the ground.
- Cool Shades: Her character sports a wraparound visor that obscures her eyes.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She begins warming up to Itsuki once he officially becomes integrated into ARKS.
- Detect Evil: As an ARKS, she passively possesses the ability to sense the presence of Darkers.
- Exact Words: Abused in Episode 7. Itsuki confronts her that she was in the game when Mika was abducted, for her to say "She was playing no games last night." For Aika, PSO2 is not a game, it's her real job.
- First-Name Basis: At the end of Episode 9, Aika tells Itsuki to only call her by her first name, signifying their newfound friendship.
- Foreign Exchange Student: While no exchange student, she claims to be returning to Japan after having lived overseas with her parents for years. This is reinforced with her poor handle on cultural, social, and functional basics, and is much more likely to refer back to PSO2 than anything else. Of course, there is the fact that her being from overseas is a blatant cover story for actually being ARKS.
- Godiva Hair: In Episode 6, this is used to cover her breasts when she abruptly stands up in the nude while in a public hot spring.
- Important Haircut: In the final episode, when she returns to Earth, her pigtails become two-toned, becoming violet near the ends.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: In Episode 5, she is shown to be able to throw underhand full court shots in basketball and never miss.
- Item Get!: Says this when a child named Asuka gives her some candies.
- Jump Physics: Aika is capable of really unrealistic jumps, as demonstrated in Episode 5, where she jumps off a bench and grabs a balloon two stories high, then lands unharmed. She later performs the same maneuver in-game when saving a Lillipan, which is how Itsuki recognizes her.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Aika sports long, blonde hair and bright blue eyes. Naturally, she's also the New Transfer Student who claims to be from overseas.
- Married to the Job: Towards the middle of the series, she begins taking a genuine interest in local activities and friends, but she's too dedicated to ARKS to spend her time with them.
- Mysterious Waif: Even her friends remark that she gives off mysterious vibes.
- New Transfer Student: Transfers into Seiga at the beginning of Episode 2. Her poor social skills, knowledge of modern technology and habit of using in-game terms, as well as her encyclopedic knowledge of ARKS, suggest she's a transfer student... from the Oracle colony!
- No Social Skills: She's incredibly distant from other people, not that it matters to most of them.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Her dorm room gives off this effect; it has no decorations or anything, the only thing of note being the dismantled TV lying on the floor. It can be pretty creepy at night.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Her character is accompanied by a Rappy Pet. Which happens to also be her summon in-game...
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Gender distinctions apparently mean nothing to her as far as cultural norms are concerned. In Episode 6, she walks into the men's side of the outdoor hot spring in the nude and plops down right in front of Itsuki without giving half a damn that she's both in the wrong side of the hot spring and she's right in front of Itsuki. She also does not care when she detects a Darker and stands up, still naked, and still in front of Itsuki.
- Stalker Without a Crush: During her first few appearances, she's really intent on trailing Itsuki, even into his dorm and into the men's bathroom. She drops this later on.
- Summon Magic: At the time of the plot, she is classed as a Summoner, which specializes in this category.
- Super-Powered Alter Ego: Her appearance inside PSO2 can also manifest in the real world for the purpose of repelling Darkers, turning it into a form of this. It's flipped, though; her human appearance is her alter-ego, her Newman appearance is her real form.
- Unusable Enemy Equipment: A variant; her Rappy Pet is not a real Pet for the Summoner class in-game. It's one of the clues she might not be from around here. The EPISODE 4 Deluxe Package changed that.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Averted with both herself and her PSO2 character; they both have blonde hair, which is a common go-to hair color for foreign characters.
- Weapon of Choice: Tact-NT, a type of Baton. In-game, it boosts the effectiveness of Resta.
- When She Smiles: Aika rarely smiles, but when she does, Rina is swept up in a fit of adorable-ness.
One of Itsuki's long-time pals, and an avid player of Phantasy Star Online 2 who has tried to get Itsuki into the game at least once before. When Itsuki is appointed to student council vice president, Kouta helps him start out on the right foot with a hand-drawn guide. He is a fan of roleplay; when playing PSO2, he often acts in-character, much to the amusement of Itsuki and pals.
In PSO2, his avatar is Koa, a Deuman Bouncer who has a penchant for theatrics. Despite his rather enthusiastic approach to the game, his skills are a force to be reckoned with.
- Horned Humanoid: Being a Deuman, Koa is this. He has one horn, while female Deuman have two.
- Large Ham: Large enough to give even SORO pause.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Koa sports a red one that defies gravity.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Koa has white hair.
- Weapon of Choice: Dual Blades.
One of the three closest members to Rina in the student council. She has a tendency to come off as cold to everyone else, but she's very warm to Izumi, her senior and head of the council. Since Itsuki joined the council, she is the least amicable member towards him, mainly because she's jealous of him for taking Rina from her.
In PSO2, her avatar is Lilika, a Hunter/Fighter that sports a unique pink Lillipan costume.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She's this for Rina. It's why she's resented Itsuki since he joined the student council.
- Damsel in Distress: She is kidnapped by Darkers in Episode 7, forcing Itsuki, RINA, and Aika to save her and bring her back to Earth. Thankfully, Quna gets in on the action and helps out.
- Weapon of Choice: Ideal Scissors, a class of Infinity -1 Sword Wired Lances.
The meek member of the student council who is often assigned to the dirty work. While shy, he's a hard worker, and returns the care others show for him. When Itsuki is assigned to handle a variety of odd jobs, Yutaka steps in and offers a helping hand.
- A Darker Me: Musashi is this to Yutaka.
- Affectionate Nickname: Itsuki starts calling him Yu-chan in Episode 3. He isn't particularly fond of it.
- Apologizes a Lot: Does this with frequency. Itsuki tells him not to worry about it.
- Cool Shades: Musashi sports futuristic sunglasses.
- Cry Cute: When Itsuki reconciles with him in his room and tells him that the real Yutaka is a Nice Guy.
- Extreme Doormat: He does what people tells him to because he's afraid of being disliked. However, this also contributes to his willingness to troll people in PSO2, because he feels like he would be disliked if he acted that way in real life.
- Fanboy: For SEGA.
- Jerkass: Musashi doesn't like to help his teammates and looks down on noobs. He joins Itsuki, SORO, and Koa on an expedition to the Volcanoes, refuses to help them and insults them all the way through, then has the gall to send them a friend request. Kouta is incensed enough to send him to the blacklist.
- Out-of-Character Moment: In Episode 6, he is invited to join in a friendly ping-pong match. When he wins, he aggressively insults his opponent much like how he would online. When he gets called out on it, he backpedals immediately.
- Troll: Musashi is referred to as such by other players.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Musashi gets slightly better after Itsuki helps Yutaka understand that it's not okay to troll other players. He still walks over his teammates, but at least he's actually helping.
- Weapon of Choice: Rods.
A Braver/Human who often parties alongside Koa. She is proficient with the Bullet Bow, a ranged weapon that specializes in raw strength over frequency, compared to the likes of Assault Rifles and Twin Machineguns. Her victimization by the online Troll "Musashi" has kept her on her guard.
In the real world, "Yumiko" is a young housewife. She is married to "Last Samurai", and the two run a hot spring. While happily married, she is often in charge of keeping Last Samurai in line, and can be rather dangerous when provoked.
A Braver/Human who often parties alongside Koa. He is proficient with the Katana, a small blade that combines the best of style, strength, and speed. His victimization by the online Troll "Musashi" has kept him on his guard.
In the real world, "Last Samurai" is a young father of a baby boy. He is married to "Yumiko" and is the proud owner of a public hot spring. He has a penchant for being distracted by the petty things in life, like PSO2 and cute maids, although Yumiko keeps him in check.
- Everything's Better with Samurai: His character in-game looks, fights, and talks like he jumped out of an Akira Kurosawa film.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His Weapon of Choice.
A RAcaseal who is often seen partying with Koa. She's oftentimes the quietest of the group and rarely speaks up. She specializes in Assault Rifles, a weapon that is capable of fulfilling many roles with its multitude of gun-based attacks.
In the real world, "Silva" is an independent pre-teen girl. Unlike her online persona, she is rather outgoing, and sometimes a little nosy.
- Genki Girl: She's has energy to spare in the real world.
- Robot Girl: She's a CAST, after all.
- Spell My Name with an "S": While her official bio gives her name as "Silva", the official English subbed broadcast insists that her name is spelled "Silver".
- The Stoic: Silva has one expression and one expression only. This probably falls into her interpretation of what a CAST is typically like, since in the real world, she's a rather energetic kid.
- Weapon of Choice: Astral Riser-NT, a special Assault Rifle exclusive to her.
A Fighter/CAST who is often seen partying with Koa. He wields the Knuckles, a weapon with minimal range, but maximum hitting power.
In the real world, "Kid" is a nice elderly man. He almost never shows signs of anger, and is incredibly affable.
An Idol Singer who garners crowds and attention with her grand performances on the ARKS stage. Underneath her poppy exterior belies a past of sadness and loss. She is #0 of the Council of Six and a member of the Death Squad. When she is fighting, she transforms into the calm and collected Zelsius Quna.
- Blade Spam: While invisible, her attacks manifest as a storm of slashes impacting whatever she's attacking, prior to the actual damage taking effect.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She makes a rather insignificant appearance in Episode 2, performing a Live Stage concert of "Our Fighting". She is officially introduced in Episode 7 when she pulls a Big Damn Heroes for Aika and their connection is revealed.
- Idol Singer: PSO2's prominent one. In Episode 2, SORO and Itsuki attend her performance of Our Fighting on the Shop Area Stage.
- Notably, this uses the same dialogue, elevated stage, and first song as an actual concert in the most recent build.
- Invisibility: Zelsius Quna can become invisible to conceal herself from others. It doesn't work on the Player Character, however. This comes at the cost of slowly killing her. She takes advantage of this ability in Episode 7 to get the one-up on Darkers when Aika is assaulted and can't fight back.
- Multicolored Hair: Sports orange-brown to blue ombre twintails.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The official subbed broadcast insists that her name is spelled "Kuna", even though the game states otherwise in both the official end credits and unofficial fan translation. This is most likely due to the fact that TMS only romanized the name from クーナ without getting the official spelling.
- Weapon of Choice: Twin Daggers.
A HUmar NPC. While a bit shortsighted when it comes to seeing the bigger picture, his heart always leads him towards the right direction. He is pals with his childhood friend, Echo, with whom he has an interesting relationship with. He is the fourth member of the Council of Six.
- Badass Cape: His Cry Savior has one, appropriately accompanying his position as one of the Council of Six.
- Chaste Hero: He clearly doesn't understand Echo's affections for him.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Cry Savior sports a large shoulder pad on the left, and a big cape on the right.
- Power Limiter: While a Hunter, he's actually more suited to be a Ranger, but simply chooses not to be one.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Zeno's wear, Cry Savior, sports one. Befitting of a member of the Council of Six.
- Red Is Heroic: He's wearing it all over him.
- Weapon of Choice: The Genesis Weapon, Nanaki, which is a Gunslash.
A FOnewearl NPC. She has a bad habit of being self-deprecating and questions her self-worth many times, but she is kind of heart. Despite her rocky relationship with Zeno, she truly cares for him. She wishes to become stronger so that she may one day no longer be a burden to her allies.
- Action Girl: Tries hard to be one.
- Magic Knight: She also subclasses Hunter, making her this with a Gunslash.
- Red Is Heroic: Takes after Zeno in this department, since she looks up to him.
- Training from Hell: Likes doing this a lot.
- Weapon of Choice: Rods.
A FOmarl NPC. She is Klariskrays II, the first successor to Klariskrays, one of the Three Heroes who sealed away Dark Falz Elder over 40 years ago. Presumed dead after a Darker assault on an ARKS ship in AP 231, she turned up ten years in the future, having lost her memories as a result of photonic purification. She was then found by the Player Character, and began a road to recovery that ultimately lead to the restoration of her powers. At the end of EPISODE 3, she took a bullet for the Player Character and became the Profound Darkness, but was saved at the last moment by [Persona], who relieved her of the corrupted photons within her system. She now works as a Guardian, performing auxiliary missions for ARKS while the Player Character is in stasis.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit has an open jacket that shows off her bra underneath.
- Anime Hair: Her hairstyle appears to be twin looped ponytails that resemble a bow and fall to her waist. Try recreating that.
- Big Damn Heroes: Pulls this at least twice.
- Combat Stilettos: She sports extremely tall heels that increase her height by several centimeters.
- Demoted to Extra: Formerly the heroine. Her role in the anime is much, much smaller.
- Girlish Pigtails: Prominently sports them.
- Light 'em Up: She's a fan of Grants Technics.
- Weapon of Choice: The Clarissa III, a replacement for the Clarissa II crafted by the Ultimate Blacksmith Jig.
- Woman in White: With shades of red, but she fits the role.
- The Worf Effect: When Itsuki and Aika are pinned down by a squadron of boosted Predicahdas and Dicahdas, Matoi's Big Damn Heroes moment involves using Ilgrants to wipe down the entire crowd in one go.
Patty & Tiea
A pair of Newman twin "informants" who spend their time gathering and distributing valuable information, although they spend much of their time on the "gathering" end of the scale. They host their own self-coined "Patty & Tiea Show", where they get together (as well as a guest on occasion) and meet up with other characters or players and extract information from them. Their "distributing" information end appears limited to one customer, the legendary ARKS hero, the Player Character.
- Continuity Nod: They seem to only have one actual customer with which they interact with. Patty Hand Waves this by claiming that they have an "exclusive contract" with that person. Although since said customer is in the midst of Cold Sleep, they don't really have much to do at the moment.
- Half-Identical Twins: Despite sharing an identical facial structure, they're notably different everywhere else, including height, hairstyle, and bust. The latter is lampshaded with the Episode 5 outro card, which shows Tiea expressing her A-Cup Angst toward her bustier twin.
A FOnewm NPC. The third of the Council of Six, and one of the Three Heroes. Since the defeat of the Profound Darkness, he has been placed in charge of a newly-formed Intelligence Division of ARKS alongside Quna. He is in charge of Aika's mission to Earth, working behind the scenes to prevent the revival of Dark Falz Apprentice.
- Death Dealer: He's this, since he can use a Talis.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He makes his first onscreen appearance toward the end of Episode 8, but Itsuki meets him for the first time in Episode 9.
- Jerkass: As usual. Fans have noted that he's a little more Jerkass than in his in-game depiction.
- Mission Control: For Aika.
- Mr. Exposition: He info dumps a lot of background on Itsuki at the start of Episode 9.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: He can still call Aika no matter where she is, be it on another planet or on Earth.
- Weapon of Choice: Gunslashes. When he needs to get serious, he breaks out the Genesis Weapon, Flowenberk, which is a Talis.
Dark Falz Apprentice
A Dark Falz who once terrorized the ARKS in AP 231, and the disciple of Dark Falz Elder. She is one of the five known Dark Falz alongside Elder, Loser, Double, and Persona, and reigns over the insectoid Darkers. The weakened seal on Apprentice on Planet Lillipa has caused her influence to spread, allowing her to send Darkers to Earth with the intention of seeking a Photon-sensitive host to possess to regain form and threaten the Earth dimension.
- Dark Action Girl: Every incarnation of Apprentice has been one, and this one is no exception, since her host this time is Rina.
- Final Boss: Of the show.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: When Apprentice Gia goes One-Winged Angel, she gains these in addition to her Wave Motion Gun.
- Kill It with Fire: She has a weakness to the Fire element. Inflicting Burn disables her temporarily.
- One-Winged Angel: Combines with her main body that was sealed within the depths of Lillipa by Mining Bases, which allows the body to transform and gain flight, as well as several new attacks.
- Wave Motion Gun: It hides an organ inside its body that extends out to fire one of these. Highly destructive, it's been known to pulverize any ARKS, AIS, or Mining Base in a single blow. The only thing that can compete is a Wave Motion Gun specially designed by ARKS to counter Apprentice.
- Womb Level: The interior of Apprentice Gia's body, which Itsuki winds up travelling into to save Rina.
- The Worf Effect: The first thing she does once she combines with her main body is to emerge from the underground and down an entire squadron of AIS in one go.