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Team White Pigeon (Shirohato)*Based undercover in Queen's Mayfair Academy, Team White Pigeon (known by Control as their Principal team) does whatever is asked of them by the Commonwealth's Department of Culture in the effort against the Kingdom of Albion.
- Alphabetical Theme Naming: With the exception of Princess Charlotte, the first letters of their names are the letters A through D: Ange, Beatrice, Chise, and Dorothy. Control uses these letters to refer to them instead of their names.
- Amazon Brigade: One key spy team made of a Master Actor, a Badass Driver, a Ninja, a Voice Changeling, and a princess. All young women.
- Animal Motifs: The team name discussion in the fourth episode concludes with them deciding to call themselves Team White Pigeon. Ange finds it reasonable, explaining that spies are known as pigeons and pointing out that it was a dove — a white pigeon — that Noah sent to scout for land from his ark. Dorothy particularly likes the "white" part because L told her that people in their world are only in either the black or the gray, and she wanted hope for better.
- Anti-Hero Team: They're a team of spies — the lying, stealing, killing type.
- The Chew Toy: They begin to have a problem with this trope by the end of the series, being caught up in the political game between the Commonwealth's government and military.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Naturally, one doesn't become a spy if they had a happy and fulfilling life.
- Ange is a long lost princess of Albion who lost her parents in the Revolution and was forced to flee the country.
- Charlotte was Ange's best friend and took her place as princess, but ended up being separated from her and living a double life for 10 years.
- Dorothy was abandoned by her mother and was forced to live with an abusive father before deciding to run away from home.
- Beatrice is the daughter of a famous engineer who experimented on her and replaced her vocal chords with mechanical parts.
- Chise was the daughter of one of Japan's most infamous rebels and assassins, and was forced to kill him herself out of loyalty to the government he was fighting against.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Minus the name, the team are a group of Anti-Heroes in dark clothing and are noble for spies.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: All five girls' outfits fit this trope (with Chise's outfit being a little samurai/ninja-inspired). Given that they're upper-class girls in a Victorian setting, it's hardly surprising.
- Improbable Age: They're all fairly young for a dark and gritty profession like espionage. So unsurprisingly their work makes then a little ill-adjusted and mistrustful of each other even as they attend school (undercover) together.
- Little Miss Badass: The main cast are schoolgirls who can easily go toe-to-toe with law enforcement and enemy agents alike.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Everyone (except Chise) uses a revolver of some kind, even Beatrice. Appropriate for the era as well.
- Teen Superspy: With the exception of Dorothy, who is 20.
- Who Needs Enemies?: They all work for the Commonwealth, and they'd all like to be friends. It's just where the Commonwealth falls on their lists of priorities that makes things complicated.
- Ange just wants her and the Princess to escape from this whole mess and live quietly in Casablanca, but agrees to help the Princess become Queen, albeit reluctantly.
- The Princess isn't sided with her kingdom or the Commonwealth — both are assets for her to gain the power to get rid of the wall and let her and Ange live together in Albion without the need to hide.
- Dorothy is the only one who only has the job, and nothing else, in mind. She does, later on, get chosen by control to watch for any signs of betrayal by the Princess, even if Dorothy personally wants to believe in the Princess's honesty.
- Beatrice is the least cut out for spy work, and is only there because the Princess is, since she has her safety as her greatest priority.
- Chise is there as a measure to assist a third party in determining whether to ally with the Kingdom or the Commonwealth.
Voiced by: Ayaka Imamura (Japanese, anime), Aoi Koga (Japanese, film series), Avery Smithhart (English)
Skilled in basically every relevant field in espionage, Ange tends to take the lead in operations, taking up the most crucial and difficult roles as well as having the presence to coordinate her teammates in adapting to unforeseen complications. She is known for her deadpan demeanor and penchant for lying.
She is the original Princess Charlotte, having traded identities with the current "Princess" ten years prior to the beginning of the story, and the two are the only ones with knowledge of this secret. Though compliant to the orders of Control and the Commonwealth, Ange has goals of her own, and tied with them, a stronger loyalty to the Princess.
- The Ace: Ange is ridiculously skilled at spycraft to the point where she is basically a prodigy. During missions, she's often the de facto leader due to her quick reflexes and sharp mind. Combined with her skill at using her C-ball, she's practically unstoppable.
- Ambiguously Gay: Her devotion to the Princess does give that impression, especially since she acts far different when they are alone together. When they meet again for the first time in years, Ange immediately wishes to take the Princess away, so they can be together. She only stays to help the Princess attain her wish to become Queen.
- Beneath the Mask: A Double-Layered case at that. On the surface Ange has her various public personas (usually a Cute Clumsy Girl when at the Academy), which hides her normal stoic, professional side. And underneath that is the side of Ange that she only shows when she and Princess are alone together; a much warmer, gentler and friendlier side that seems to be the 'real' Ange.
- Chuunibyou: Downplayed: she occasionally references a fake backstory involving the "Black Lizard Planet". It may or may not be a coping mechanism of sorts.
- Consummate Liar: Ange can lie as easily as breathing, and it's difficult indeed to assess whether she's telling the truth.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Invoked; she acts as a naive, clumsy country bumpkin at school to deflect suspicion from her.
- Fake Cutie: Plays the role of Cute Clumsy Girl in school to blend in.
- The Gadfly: In the first episode, she briefly tricks Eric into thinking that an old bucket is meant to be his chamberpot.
- Gravity Master: Uses a C-ball, allowing to play with the gravity affecting herself and objects or people she touches.
- The Handler: is this to Eric in the first episode (Case 13).
- Hidden Depths: Ange demonstrates a wide range of other skills that work to complement her spycraft, up to and including the operation of steam locomotives.
- Made of Iron: Ange survives the shock of a bolt of lightning striking right next to her in Episode 3. While it does briefly knock her unconscious, the fact that she survived it is impressive (though it could be attributed to the C-Ball).
- A short while later, she's gripping her overheating C-ball tightly in her hand, which has burned through her gloves, and doesn't flinch to it. She then fights with one of the Duke of Normandy's agents, with said fight resulting in an explosion in an enclosed space, and she survives it, albeit being wounded.
- Master Actor: Capable of adopting different personas, complete with distinct voices and mannerisms, with truly unsettling ease.
- Meaningful Name: Her real name, Charlotte, is the feminine form of Charles, meaning "warrior".
- Named After Somebody Famous: Her surname is a Shout-Out to spy fiction author John le Carré.
- New Transfer Student: She's inserted into the Mayfair Academy as one of these. Her cover identity is supposedly from the colonial territory of Incognia.
- Photographic Memory: Ange has shown this on several occasions, including when she saw Eric's letter and during the events of Crown Handler, Part 2.
- Prince and Pauper: She's actually the real Princess Charlotte. Conversely, "Charlotte" is the real Ange.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: Ange was cloistered in the royal grounds as a child, and knew nothing about how harsh the world outside it really was.
- Sherlock Scan: Ange is highly perceptive and has a phenomenal memory for detail. Combined with her knowledge of a broad array of subjects and her capacity for deductive reasoning, this makes her an excellent intelligence asset.
- The Stoic: Ange is not one for showing her emotions, especially on a mission.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Her personality while undercover is that of a stereotypical, clumsy, bespectacled country girl. On the job, she's The Stoic, no-nonsense and cold enough to kill. And then beneath that, which only tends to pop up when she and the Princess are in private, her personality becomes a lot more gentle, friendlier and warmer. Remarks from the Princess imply that the latter persona most resembles Ange in their childhood.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Once you know that it's Ange who is real Charlotte, her resemblance to the Duke of Normandy, her uncle, becomes this. They share the same ashen-blonde hair and Icy Blue Eyes, and their face structures are extremely similar.
- Undying Loyalty: To Princess Charlotte.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Back when she was the real Princess Charlotte, she was optimistic in peace and a kind girl that the real Ange saw her as. Years later, she is cynical, cold and ruthless that is willing to kill to accomplish her mission or protect her friends, specifically Princess.
- Voice Changeling: Downplayed: the only voice that Ange can copy perfectly is the Princess's, but she's still disturbingly good at shifting between vocal personas.
- Weapon of Choice: A Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: An example within Ange's own perspective. Between trading places with the Princess and reuniting with her in Operation Changeling, she became a spy to cross the wall, trained for the profession, quietly secured a route out of Albion to a safe place in Casablanca, and orchestrated the Princess's induction into the Principal team. Case 1 should've been her last job... but "Charlotte" has a throne to seize.
Voiced by: Akira Sekine (Japanese), Patricia Duran (English)
The Princess of the Commonwealth's political enemy, the Kingdom of Albion. After being involved in one of the Principal team's missions, Princess Charlotte negotiates a partnership with them and their higher-ups in the Commonwealth, intending to use their power to rise from fourth in line to the throne to first, and then, become queen.
Just as "Ange" is the original Charlotte, the Princess is the original Ange. Despite the falsehood of her royal identity, her intentions to rise to the throne are nonetheless real.
- The Ace: Her grades are superb, she's eloquent in nine languages, and an Elegant Classical Musician. She is a very talented and skilled Princess. It's later revealed she worked very, very hard to be a perfect princess because if she wasn't, she could be discovered to not be the real Princess Charlotte and executed as a result.
- Ambiguously Gay: Her interactions with Ange give this impression. While her statement she doesn't wish to 'hide their relationship' could be interpreted as them hiding the fact they were childhood friends, it does give a romantic vibe. She also states about how much she wishes to bring Ange back to the person she used to be.
- Arranged Marriage: Its mentioned that she might be betrothed to a Russian prince as a way to prevent a war. She looks nonplussed at the idea, but the Queen states that it can wait until she graduates.
- The Atoner: Charlotte's reason for becoming Queen is to ensure the real princess Charlotte's dream of peace can become reality after she was forced to leave her to suffer all alone in the streets that she once lived in.
- Becoming the Mask: She never really sees herself as the real Charlotte, but she does develop love for Albion and a genuine desire to reform it, so she wants to become Queen in order to achieve her goals.
- Compressed Hair: Briefly disguises herself as Ange in episode 11. When she takes off the short-haired wig, her long hair appears out of seemingly nowhere, and settles back to its normal state in about half a second.
- Defector from Decadence: The Princess didn't publicly ditch her kingdom for the assistance of the Commonwealth, but she is allied with them to help her plans as The Usurper.
- Elegant Classical Musician: Has a reputation as one of the kingdom's best pianists.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Very rarely is the Princess called "Charlotte". Everyone tends to refer to her alternatively as (the) "Princess" or "Hime-sama", depending on the context. The only people who refer to her by name are her uncle, the Duke of Normandy, amd her grandmother, the Queen (who call her "Charlotte"), and Ange (who calls her "Ange").
- The Face: After joining the team, the Princess tends to take on this role, using her status to help them gain entry into places that would otherwise be difficult to infiltrate, under the cover of her royal functions.
- Fake Cutie: She's The Ingenue by all appearances, but the second episode shows she has the wits and bravado to tangle with even Ange.
- The Ingenue: Subverted. She presents herself as a naive Princess Classic, but is sharper and more cunning than she appears.
- Internal Reformist: She is evidently this, as she disagrees with taking the throne through a coup and instead wants to change the system from the inside. Of course this doesn't stop her from selling out her country and getting rid of her rivals to claim the throne.
- The Mole: Control never forgets the possibility that the Princess is working for the other side even as they take advantage of her status. Case 9 (episode 4) even has L assign Dorothy to quietly keep watch on her and take action if she ever makes a move against the Commonwealth. Even beyond the two major political forces, the Princess is acting on a completely separate goal of her own.
- Morality Pet: To Ange. It's clear that Ange would do anything for her such as agree to a risky change to their existing plans and when she pleads with Beatrice to leave her behind on her first mission, it's so that Charlotte won't be implicated in their espionage.
- Mysterious Veil: Her spy outfit comes with a black, full-face veil attached to the top of her cloak's hood.
- Prince and Pauper: She's the real Ange, having switched places with the real Charlotte ten years before the start of the show. Deconstructed, as she was stuck in the position of princess and thus had to work extremely hard to be convincing, otherwise she would have been executed if she'd been found out.
- Princess Classic: Soft-spoken, gentle, kind, multi-talented, and a favorite of the Queen's. It's also at least partially an act. Deconstructed too, as she had to push herself extremely hard to fit the mold, and unlike Dorothy, Ange, and Chise, she's a noncombatant involved in espionage, where fighting skills would be useful.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: She wears a pink gown to formal events and her other outfits have touches of pink in them, in keeping with her sweet genteel princess image.
- The Promise: A self made promise Charlotte made to herself on the day of the Revolution. She promised herself when she and the real Princess' places were switched that she would do everything in her power to create the world that the real Charlotte wished to create as Queen.
- Protectorate: Ange and Beatrice bond over a common desire to keep her safe, and it occasionally becomes part of the mission to make sure attackers don't get to her. When the Princess decide to step into the fray herself, Ange and Beatrice are noticeably distressed.
- Silk Hiding Steel: She's a Princess Classic, all right, and she could've peacefully escaped with Ange to the place she prepared for them in Casablanca, but instead she dives head-first into the world of espionage and gets her hands dirty because becoming Queen is going to take at least that much effort.
- Stress Vomit: She's shown doing this in a flashback as a demonstration of how much pressure she was under to be a perfect Princess.
- The Usurper: The ostensible reason she joined the Principal Team. As she puts it, she's fourth in line to the throne of Albion, but with the aid of the Commonwealth, she could become first.
Voiced by: Yo Taichi (Japanese), Elizabeth Bunch (English)
The Principal team's driver, and the first among them to be based in the Mayfair Academy. In addition to establishing places of operation within the academy and her role behind the wheel, Dorothy is expert at utilizing her own seductive charm for progressing the mission. In contrast to that persona, though, Dorothy's really lighthearted and cracks more jokes than most would expect from the team's most senior member.
- Abusive Parents: Dorothy's father, who became a short-tempered drunkard after losing his arm in a engineering accident, beat her regularly, ultimately bringing her to run from home and cross the Wall to the Commonwealth just before the Revolution broke out.
- Badass Driver: The team's designated driver. Driving on walls and over stairs is easy as routine for her, and she can certainly hold her own in a fight.
- Buxom Is Better: She's easily the most well endowed of the team, and she uses this to her advantage on several occasions.
- Cleavage Window: She frequently makes use of this to seduce others.
- Dawson Casting (In-Universe): She's 20 years old, and undercover as a high schooler. Ange lampshades it by saying her class must be very kind, although it's not as if the audience can tell how old she looks. This leads to some circuitous Loophole Abuse—she can be shown smoking and drinking without concern for Japanese censorship laws because, although she's effectively a high schooler and works with teenagers, she's canonically an adult.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not especially frequently, but she definitely has her moments.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Invoked. If the team needs a distraction, Dorothy will Show Some Leg, or more likely her bosom.
- Ethical Slut: It is heavily implied that she's gone as far as to sleep with her targets to gain their favor, but she's undoubtedly one of the heroines.
- Heroic Seductress: She does not hesitate to use her charms for mission purposes, to great effect.
- Honey Trap: Gleefully takes full advantage of her beauty and sensuousness to seduce marks/suckers essential to completing a mission, and it is heavily implied (such as in Episode 5) that she has gone as far as to sleep with political targets to gain their favor.
- The Leader: Of the Levelheaded variety. She is the official team leader, being the oldest and most experienced member. She is the team's direct contact with Control and is the one to relay orders from Control to the team.
- Missing Mom: Her mother walked out on the family after her father started becoming abusive.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her day clothes are the most form-fitting, and there are lots of gratuitous shots of her cleavage. Invoked, as she's the team's Heroic Seductress.
- Nom de Mom: A twist on this trope: Dorothy's real name is Daisy. After fleeing home, she took up the name Dorothy, after her mother.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Part of the high school uniform that Dorothy wears includes a corset. She definitely pulls off the "sexy" part best, though.
- Older than They Look: Actually 20, but disguised as a high schooler.
- Smoking Is Cool: Invoked and then subverted: she certainly plays up the image of looking cool with a cigarette on the academy rooftop to shoo away the schoolgirls who would otherwise have interrupted her meeting with Ange, but as soon as the girls are gone, she coughs and throws away the cig.
- Team Mom: Besides Ange, Dorothy is the most experienced member of the team and it's often up to her to keep their various personality quirks in check.
- Wrench Wench: The car is Dorothy's responsibility, as are most of the team's firearms and other gadgets.
Voiced by: Akari Kageyama (Japanese), Shanae'a Moore (English)
- Abusive Parents: In a flashback, her Mad Scientist father is shown experimenting on her as she tries desperately to break free.
- Affectionate Nickname: The Princess calls her "Beato". From a meta standpoint, it comes from the transliterated pronunciation of her name ("Beatorisu"), as its English equivalent, being something like "Beat" (beh-at), is unusual at best for an English nickname derived from "Beatrice".
- Audience Surrogate: Being the least experienced member, Beatrice is naturally the perfect person for the other team members to give exposition explaining spycraft.
- The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest, smallest, and most inexperienced member. Beatrice sometimes falters in important moments and as a result is not always informed of the goings-on.
- Character Development: Goes from a Naïve Newcomer to cheerfully helping out with spy work somewhere in the space of two cases.
- Cyborg: Her voicebox was replaced with machinery by her father.
- Declaration of Protection: Beatrice makes one in episode 2.Beatrice: "I am the only one who can protect the Princess."
- Good Is Not Dumb: Related to the Token Good Teammate, below. Beatrice is sweet, kind, polite, small, and cute. This makes her very easy to underestimate. While she has no combat skills she has keen observation and social skills which makes her almost ideal at intelligence gathering.
- Morality Pet: Being the kindest and most innocent member, Beatrice acts as this to the team.
- Nice Girl: Probably the nicest and the kindest girl in the team where a majority of the characters happen to be Anti-Hero at best.
- Pocket Protector: Variation, her voice box ends up saving her from being decapitated by Jubei when his sword went for her neck.
- Survival Mantra: Her voice box breaking down at inopportune moments is a stressful event that dredges up a colorful plethora of traumatic memories. While Beatrice hurries to repair it, she tries saying "Hime-sama" over and over again until her regular voice comes back.
- Token Good Teammate: Poor Beatrice is shocked when the Princess, her dear friend, reveals her darker side. She generally seems to act as the team morality anchor.
- Token Mini-Moe: Sweet, innocent and the shortest member of the team.
- Voice Changeling: In spite of her small size, she can easily mimic a man's voice. As explained in ep. 3 it is thanks to a steampunk gadget implanted into her throat under the scarf by her mad scientist father.
- Wrench Wench: Capable of rebuilding heavy duty machines (like the Laundromat) and her own maintenance.
Voiced by: Nozomi Furuki (Japanese), Rachael Messer (English)
- A-Cup Angst: Downplayed. In Episode 9, Chise compares herself to Dorothy and feels underdeveloped by comparison.
- All Asians Wear Conical Straw Hats: Chise's the only one in the team to sport Asian aesthetics, including, occasionally, one of these for her ninja-inspired combat outfit.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the finale, she arrives to save Ange, Beatrice, and Dorothy just as they're cornered by the military.
- Bilingual Bonus: The line blurs a little in a show with Japanese dialogue and English text in an English-language setting, but Chise in episode 4 suggests the kendo term "Meikyo Shisui" (clear mirror, still water) as their team name. It refers to keeping a clear mind and conscience to make good judgments in combat and otherwise, but also that skilled fighters can predict what their opponents can do, as if watching a reflection. The latter is especially in line with the purposes of espionage, and the "mirror" part may be also be in reference to Ange and Charlotte's Twin Switch (not that Chise knows).
- Cloudcuckoolander: Actually believes Ange when she claims to be from the Black Lizard Planet.
- Funny Foreigner: Chise makes no effort to fit in with her Western schoolmates. This leads to some humorous interactions.
- Inscrutable Oriental: Chise is calm, polite, and honorable, even when throwing a turnip in someone's face. The only one on the team who matches her level of stoicism is Ange; Chise is very reserved compared to Beatrice or Dorothy.
- Katanas Are Just Better: In a setting with guns, explosives, and Applied Phlebotinum aplenty, Chise solves problems with her trusty katana.
- Kid Samurai: Well, a ninja, but she's skilled enough with a blade to routinely curbstomp grown men while being only 16.
- Master Swordsman: It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Chise's skill with the sword and general combat is unparalleled, as she manages to defeat Jubei, who himself was reputed to have killed 100 soldiers and sunken an ironclad warship unassisted. To emphasize this, one might note that she's left handed — aside from showing that she has this natural advantage, it's testament to her talent, as Japanese sword techniques are historically taught right-handed.
- Metaphorically True: Chise says that Jubei killed her father. Near the end of the episode Chise explains that Jubei is her father, and that the Jubei in the present is a different man from the Jubei she knows from the past.
- The Mole: After a fashion. Chise's country is trying to decide whether to back the Commonwealth or the Kingdom, which makes her position on the team slightly unclear.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: A tiny, delicate-looking girl who can take on grown men with ease. Even facing a swordsman of similar skill, she shows no sign of being any physically weaker than her opponent.
- Ninja: Japanese name? A katana and top-notch combat skills? A shady, secretive, deadly profession? Check, check and check. The Duke's men even refer to her (and her compatriots) as such. Episode 5 confirms that she actually is a ninja in the service of Lord Horikawa, a Japanese ambassador to Albion.
- Not Worth Killing: She won't kill anybody who cannot give her a serious challenge in battle.
- Oh, Crap!: She has a moment of this during Crown Handler, Part 1, just before she crashes a car into a river.
- Outside-Genre Foe: To the London setting. Chise is a Shinobi Warrior skilled in Supernatural Martial Arts lifted straight out of the Wuxia and Jidaigeki genres and thrusted into a Victorian steampunk thriller where any European who is not trained by the government can only be a Badass Normal at best. Therefore...
- One-Woman Army: ...she is able to plough through batallions of western enemies like a scythe through so much helpless wheat.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Easily curbstomps five men almost twice her size in the first episode.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Female example. She's a skilled swordswoman who takes great pride in Japanese culture, interprets a young man requesting a meeting as a challenge to a duel, and considers unarmed mooks Not Worth Killing. Given that she's a raised samurai from 19th century Japan, it's somewhat to be expected.
- Sarashi: Episode 1 shows she wears one over her chest under her school shirt.
- Self-Made Orphan: Although we don't know where her mother is, she kills her father when he attempts to assassinate an ambassador.
- Suffer the Slings: She demonstrates considerable skill with a sling, using one improvised from a ribbon tie to send a pistol ball straight into her opponent's arm during a duel. She then threatens to send the next one between his eyes.
- When All You Have is a Hammer : Tends to default to using her combat skills to resolve the issue at hand. Accidentally catch a policeman's attention? Cut him down (albeit nonlethally). A padlock in the way? "Pick" it with your blade.
- Wild Card: Of sorts. Chise is not directly affiliated with either the Kingdom or the Commonwealth; her goal is to scope out which would be better for Japan to ally with.
Voiced in Japanese by: Takayuki Sugo (L), Miyuki Sawashiro (7), Takumi Yamazaki (The Colonel), Hiroyuki Honda (Dollyshop)
Voiced in English by: David Wald (L), Heidi Hinkel (7), Chris Hutchison (The Colonel), Mark X Laskowski (Dollyshop) (English)A group of spymasters for the Commonwealth of Albion who decide the actions of the team. They are composed of L (an older man who appears to be the handler for Team White Pigeon), 7 (the lone woman, who tends to relay messages and act as secretary), The Colonel (a military man who gets involved when the case has to do with military assets), and Dollyshop (the fourth member, who appears to be the most lighthearted).
- Big Fun: Dollyshop is a large man, and his few lines suggest a genial personality (for a spymaster, at least).
- Black-and-Grey Morality: L believes in this completely. L doesn't think anyone can every be more than morally grey in this line of work.
- The Brigadier: The Colonel, who is the main representative of the military in a team leading a conflict around the possession of Phlebotinum.
- Cleavage Window: 7's ample chest is prominently displayed.
- Death Glare: L delivers a beauty to the General when he arrives to take back Control.
- Good Is Not Nice: For a given value of good.
- The Handler: Collectively this for Team White Pigeon.
- No Name Given: Their real names are unknown.
- Of Corsets Sexy: 7 wears a corset (or bodice) that shows off her ample assets.
- The Smurfette Principle: 7 is the only female member of Control.
- Sdrawkcab Alias: L and 7 are mirrored copies of each others code names.
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Hoshino (Japanese), Marty Fleck (English)
- Cigar Chomper: Not that other men don't smoke cigars in the setting, but the General is always seen with one, marking the unpleasant presence he has in the plot.
- Knight of Cerebus: With just one sentence, he upped the drama.
- Oh, Crap!: The face he makes when L returns, complete with dropping his cigar from his mouth.
Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi (Japanese), Casey Magin (English)
- Always Someone Better: She alludes to feeling inferior to a classmate from school, and the viewer is led to believe that she's talking about Ange. She's actually talking about Dorothy, and how she envied Dorothy's spirited personality.
- Double Agent: She had actually betrayed Control prior to the story. The details are not clear, but are implied to be tied to her dependence on injections of an unknown substance.
- Driven to Suicide: After being cornered by Dorothy and Ange on the train, she turns her own gun on herself, preferring to die by her own hand rather than force Dorothy to kill her.
- The Rival: To Ange back in the day; Eleanor was consistently second place to Ange's top spot. Even in the present day, Beatrice can feel the tension between them, although they work well in tandem. For her part, Eleanor reveals that she never particularly cared about consistently being second to Ange; it was Dorothy she envied.
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese), Elissa Cuellar (English)
- Alphabetical Theme Naming: Fittingly for someone who contrasts with Ange, she's got a name that starts with Z.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She unveils her true colors rather quickly, but she at first puts up a veneer of politeness and diplomacy towards the princess.
- Evil Counterpart: To Ange. Both of them are skilled agents surrounding the Princess, but while Ange is stoic and wants to spirit Charlotte away to somewhere safe, Zelda is more outspoken and desires to place Charlotte in the center of a coup. Like Ange, Zelda possesses her own C-Ball.
- Faux Affably Evil: Although she's polite to our heroines, she has an unfortunate tendency to Kick the Dog.
- High-Dive Escape: Jumps out the cathedral window to parts unknown just as Ange and the others find her at the end.
- Manipulative Bitch: Although it's the General's plan to start a war, she carries it almost to the end.
- Smug Snake: When her plan begins to fall through, she ends up wounding Princess and shooting the commander of the soldiers who she was meant to be working with in front of witnesses. Although Ange and Chise arrived moments later, this would likely have lead to a lethal backlash from the other soldiers.
Kingdom of Albion
Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Japanese), Jay Hickman (English)
The Home Secretary of the Kingdom of Albion, the Duke of Normandy stands at the right hand of the Queen herself and is in charge of the kingdom's counterintelligence.
- Altar Diplomacy: Seeks to marry Princess off to Russia in order to secure an alliance with them.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: The series is actually all over the place in this regard, but he definitely fits the bill, being the primary antagonist and one of the highest ranking peers of the realm.
- Big Bad: Is the main opposing force to the Principal Team, since it's his job to root out enemy spies and manage the Kingdom's espionage efforts.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses most of the time which made him look cold in appearance with his Icy Blue Eyes making it more noticable.
- Evil Uncle: An uncle to the Princess (well, to Ange who is the real princess), and not a nice man. In fact, he's perfectly okay with something untoward happening with his niece, as he views her as a political liability.
Voiced by: Yuuko Iida (Japanese), Melanie Burke (English)
- Ambiguously Brown: Gazelle has an exotic, dark skinned look to her that resembles a grown version of Anthy.
- An Axe to Grind: She uses a throwing axe to kill Dorothy's father.
- The Dragon: She is the Duke's top enforcer and her skills make up for it.
- The Watson: A villainous example. In her few appearances, Gazelle has served as someone for the Duke to explain his actions to.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Does this to Dorothy's Father.
Voiced by: Masatomo Nakazawa (Japanese), Alan Brincks (English)
- Big Brother Instinct: He's involved with the spies because he's looking out for his ill younger sister.
- Defector from Decadence: Not out of moral reasons, but because he needs to provide for his sister. Or not.
- Failed a Spot Check: When Ange bluffs that his gun isn't loaded, he doesn't think to check the weapon's cylinder. When he later drops the weapon, one can see that it's actually loaded.
- Fake Defector: Is actually working for the Duke Of Normandy.
- Healthcare Motivation: His sister was in an accident, and needs costly surgery in order to recover. It's the only reason that he's involved with spy work.
- He Knows Too Much: Ange doesn't kill him just because he works for the Duke of Normandy, but also because he knows of Princess's affiliation with the Commonwealth and would've exposed her if she let him live.
- Pet the Dog: A twisted variant. Before she kills him, Ange has Eric sign a life insurance policy that allows his sister to get the surgery she needs.
- Walking Spoiler: Difficult to discuss without giving away the Twist Ending of the first episode.
Voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (Japanese)
Voiced by: Kusuo Morii (Japanese), Kregg Daily (English)
Voiced by: Yurina Furukawa (Japanese), Alicia Beard (English)
- Peek-a-Bangs: Subverted, although some of her bangs covers her right eye and she's set up as a stern figure, she is helpful to Team White Pigeon and has always the wellbeing of the laundromat's employees on her mind.
- Team Mom: The oldest worker at the laundromat, who keeps the younger ones in line.
- You Are in Command Now: At the end of the episode, the Princess turns over the position of foreman to her.
Voiced by: Hina Kino (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)
- Percussive Pickpocket: Played with; her initial strategy is bumping into other people in order to steal their stuff, but it never works as the attempt is too obvious. Ange later teaches her to disguise her attempts as something less obvious.
- Pet the Dog: The normally stoic and aloof Ange feels pity for her, and teaches her how to be a more effective thief.
- The Watson: Ange tells Julie - and the audience - her past, framed as an odd fairytale.