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Not even a fifth of the entire cast.

A list of characters for the Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, and Sega crossover game Project × Zone. All of these characters retain traits from their source material.

For characters appearing in Brave New World, go here.

Traits for all characters:

  • Badass Crew: The cast is composed of characters who are all capable of putting up a fight to varying degrees.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Practically all girls have at least one story image where they pose like this.
  • Calling Your Attacks: The entire cast does this, even if they didn't do so in their home series.
    Dante: "Shotgun! Fireworks!"
    Jill: "Genesis! Scan complete!"
    Ulala: "Tension Blaster!"
  • Demoted to Extra: In the sequel, some characters that used to compose pair units are reduced to solo assists.
    • Pai Chan now fights as a Solo Unit, with Kage Maru taking her spot with Akira.
    • Zephyr now has the services of Vashyron at his side while Leanne becomes a Solo Unit.
    • Alisa (the God Eater Burst one) is now a Solo Unit while her old partner Soma's whereabouts are unknown.
    • T-ELOS is a Rival Unit that never joins the team. KOS-MOS now fights alongside her spiritual successor Fiora.
    • Flynn is now a Pair Unit with Yuri, while the latter's previous partner Estelle is a Solo Unit.
  • First-Name Basis:
    • With the exception of Ichiro Oogami and Rikiya Busujima, everyone calls everybody by their first names, which is unusual considering half of the characters are from Japan, where Last-Name Basis is often used.
    • Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima from Like a Dragon avert this, since they're commonly called by their last names in their home series. The Crosspedia uses their first names, but the game's UI uses their surnames.
  • Flanderization: Most characters are given exaggerated personality quirks, either to help them stand out amongst the characters or for comical effect. In some instances, the new trait ends up defining the character's entire role, such as Ryu being obsessed with training, Sakura being the epitome of Clingy Jealous Girl and Ulala becoming a complete Cloudcuckoolander.
  • Post-Script Season: Applies for the majority of the characters as they are taken from after their most recent appearances.
  • Theme Music Powerup: The Pair Units each have a piece of music that plays when they use their Limit Breaks.
  • True Companions: While the party gradually builds to this, only four Pair Units remain the same in both games: Reiji and Xiaomu, Ryu and Ken, X and Zero, and Chris and Jill.

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Introduced in the first game

     Playable Pair Units (in order of who joins the party) 

Kogoro Tenzai and Mii Koryuujii

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki and Yukari Tamura (Japanese)

  • Armed Legs: Kogoro and Mii have wired blades and guns respectively.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: That is one spiffy costume there, Kogoro.
  • Badass Teacher: Kogoro is a ninja-for-hire that was employed by the Koryuji family to tutor Mii.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: Mii's "Dragon Jewel", a "transformable long barreled gun". She typically uses it more like a baton, occasionally actually firing it. During their Left A attack she splits it into two to fire into the enemy from both ends. Kogoro's "Nyoraito" has two small axe-like blades on the ends that can be pulled out to reveal daggers with bladed handguards.
  • Big Fancy House: Mii lives in a mansion called the Koryuujii estate.
  • Big Good: Mii is this in the first game, as she is the one person who can resonate with the Portalstone.
  • BFG: Mii's guns are huge and can somehow split into two.
  • Black Belt in Origami: Mii says she has a black belt in cheerleading.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Kogoro's crosspedia entry mentions he has mastered many ninja skills, but usually tends to avoid anything that resembles hard work.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Kogoro will casually mention during battle quotes that Mii should raise her legs higher, or do some fan service for good measure.
  • Disc-One Nuke: Get them to level 4 and Mii learns the skill "Solo Training"note  and then level them up to level 8 and Kogoro learns the skill "Tenzai Style: Ripple"note .
  • Expy: Kogoro and Mii are based on Sun Wukong and Xuanzang from Journey to the West, respectively.
  • Femme Fatale: Mii considers herself to be this.
    Mii: Oho ho ho! You might say I'm a real femme fatale!
  • Fiery Redhead: Mii easily gets riled up by almost anyone.
  • Flash Step: Kogoro does this a lot in his attacks.
  • Foreshadowing: Granted Kogoro didn't expect he'd be correct but turns out, the Portalstone is at the fountain. To be specific, underneath it.
  • Genki Girl: Mii is a cheerleader and employs her enthusiasm and choreography in her fighting style.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Mii becomes this due to being Put on a Bus in the second game.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Kogoro mainly fights with his sword and staff, while Mii favours shotguns and revolvers.
  • Handsome Lech: Kogoro flirts with the female characters on occasion, though his approach pales in comparison to what Haken and Vashyron do.
  • Heroic BSoD: Played for Laughs with Mii. Upon finding out that Due ate her flan, she is not amused.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Mii mentions that her fighting style is derived from Cheerleading.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Monkey King Lite: Kogoro is close enough to be a Sun Wukong clone, being a staff-fighting ninja detective that has self-multiplication, wears a golden headband similar to Wukong's restrictive headband, and he is bodyguarding Mii, who counts enough as a Tang Sanzang counterpart, even if the teacher-student relations is reversed.
  • Ms. Fanservice: With her short skirt and plenty of boob-jiggling, Mii fits the bill, though not to the extent of Morrigan or Kaguya.
  • Named Weapons: Kogoro uses '"Nyoraito", "Shariken", and "Hassojin". Mii uses "Dragon Jewel", a long barreled gun, "Purple Pot" a multi-shot pistol, and "Tiger Heels" four shotguns built into the inside of her shoe heels.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her hotheaded and selfish demeanor, Mii is actually pretty friendly and cheerful. She even tries cheering up Ogami in Chapter 37 when he thinks the other team members died while being catapulted into the Tarqaron.
  • Ninja: Kogoro is a Highly-Visible Ninja. Although to be fair, he's not doing any ninja work. It's stated in his bio that the ninja business is going dry and he chooses to work as a private detective instead.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Though the Crosspedia says Mii has a bit of a secret crush on Kogoro, their relationship is overall this.
  • Private Detective: Kogoro is described to be this in his backstory, though very little investigating actually happens in the game.
  • Put on a Bus: The two characters do not return for the sequel. They are mentioned in passing, however. Mii is revealed to be working as an "intern" for Shinra while Kogoro provides intel to the party about Shadoloo and Ouma.
  • Super Cop: Kogoro is a ninja detective.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Kogoro may be part of the leading Pair Unit, but has actually very little importance in the narrative. Most of the plot revolves around Mii.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Despite Kogoro's Handsome Lech tendencies, Mii has a bit of a secret crush on him. However, no such crush is mentioned anywhere in the game but in the Crosspedia.
  • The Ojou: Mii is constantly referred to as "ojou" by Kogoro. In the English version, this is changed to "m'lady".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mii's favourite dessert is flan. Which is why she doesn't take it too kindly when Due eats the one she was saving up for later.
  • Verbal Tic: "...ka na" for Kogoro and "-tte ne" for Mii.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Kogoro finishes their Limit Break with a Suplex Finisher in mid-air.

Chun-li and Morrigan Aensland

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa and Rie Tanaka (Japanese)

  • Anime Chinese Girl: Chun-Li is one of the most well-known examples in any media.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Riemsianne was in the middle of mind controlling Toma when Morrigan just casually cancels it out.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: At the end of their MAP attack.
  • Crutch Character: They're designed to be this at least. But because of how the game works and the fact that they're with you from the start of Prologue 5, they can quickly become one of the more powerful units by the endgame.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Morrigan is a succubus, but lustful behaviour aside, she is actually quite friendly.
  • Disc-One Nuke: They learn moves a lot faster than other characters, and the first move they learn is Chun-li's Focus Attack (the charged up double palm strike) that takes out an enemy's barrier. They also learn their MAP attack much earlier than the other characters, encouraging the player to send them to a crowd with a 100% gauge and let 'em rip. And to speed up the level grinding process, Chun-Li has the skill "Principles of Investigation"note  as soon as you get her in prologue five. And then she learns Yawnnote .
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Morrigan's Astral Vision creates a copy of herself when they use either their Limit Break (her Darkness Illusion) or MAP attack.
  • Energy Ball: Chun-Li's Kikoken is a blue ki-based attack, and Morrigan's Soul Fist is a purple projectile shaped like a bat skull.
  • Hurricane Kick: Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick is a variation, as she performs it upside down and gliding above the ground.
  • Irony: A cop is paired with a succubus who would even go for teens and advises kids on growing up a mature body.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Chun-Li's method of getting intel is kicking the information out of the enemy, though she's often disappointed that she can't question the enemy afterwards anymore.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lightning Bruiser: They are one of the fastest units in the game, can cover good distance and deal decent damage as well.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Morrigan's Finishing Shower unleashes a barrage of missiles after Chun-li uses her barrier breaking palm strike to stun the opponent.
  • Only Sane Man: Chun-Li is one of the more sensible members of the cast and frequently acts as the voice of reason during the pre-battle dialogues to counterbalance Morrigan and the Solo Units' wackiness.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Morrigan is a standout case. It's been pointed out that in all her Post-Script Season appearances, she should be able to curbstomp the Big Bad singlehandedly; but since her species of Succubus can feed on nonsexual stimulation if it's intense enough, she intentionally gimps her strength to get more of a thrill. The incident where she breaks Reimsianne's mind control with absolutely zero effort supports this.
  • Spam Attack: Chun-Li's usual Hyakuretsukyaku is a flurry of kicks. The more powerful variant Senretsukyaku is also used for their Limit Break.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Chun-li's Kikosho generates a stationary sphere of energy at the palm of her hands.
  • Succubi and Incubi: Morrigan is a succubus, so her dialogue is peppered with innuendo and she constantly expresses her desire to "tempt" other members of the cast. Too bad she's partnered with an uptight cop.
  • This Is a Drill: Morrigan's Valkyrie Turn attack turns her legs into this.

Akira Yuki and Pai Chan

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki and Minami Takayama (Japanese)

Frank West and Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama and Saori Hayami (Japanese)

Reiji Arisu and Xiaomu

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue and Omi Minami (Japanese)

  • Achey Scars: Averted in this game; Reiji no longer has to clutch his head whenever Saya appears. A sort of a Call-Back to Endless Frontier, where he only clutched his head whenever he sensed something. This "something" did not include Saya, who is a party member in EXCEED.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Sorin, Reiji's new ice katana, was originally owned by his father Shogo.
  • Alice Allusion: "Arisu in (Place) Land" is the name of a number of stages in the games. Their theme is even called "Arisu in Fluxland".
  • Ascended Extra: In the first game, they were just one of the many heroes aiding Mii and Kogoro. The sequel however puts them back in the lead role, with Mii and Kogoro nowhere to be seen.
  • Ass Kicks You: In their Down-A attack, Xiaomu lunges at her opponent with her buttocks, dealing enough damage to break a five-gauge barrier.
  • Borrowed Catch Phrase: Xiaomu mimics Mii's "Huu huu" giggle at the start of her turn in battle.
  • Brick Joke: Pairing up with Neneko in the first game results in Xiaomu copying Neneko's mannerisms and Reiji mentioning that she's far too old to be copying a little girl. Xiaomu is introduced right at the start of the 2nd game by saying "Na no da! Na no da!"
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Several jokes Xiaomu makes involve this. For instance, she is the only character to notice everyone has a Leitmotif.
  • Catchphrase: Having become a little more open this time around, Reiji acquiesces to Xiaomu's demands to yell "MATTE!" and "SEIBAI!". Complete with the appropriate voice.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: In their MAP attack, Xiaomu slashes through her enemies, each times cosplaying in something including a schoolgirl uniform, a nurse uniform, a bath towel, a school swimsuit, a miko, before finally ending with a wedding dress.
  • Containment Field: Xiaomu Wave summons an energy sphere that grabs and electrocutes enemies.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Xiaomu shows this up in their MAP attack where she cosplays as different things with each attack.
  • Double Entendre: Reiji is completely oblivious about certain things he says that come off as vulgar and sexual-sounding.
  • Elemental Powers: Reiji's swords let him manipulate Fire, Ice, Lightning. One of his chants is also "Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, Grant me strenght !", referencing the Five Elements Theory.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Expect the fourth wall being broken whenever Xiaomu shows up in a story cutscene.
  • Guns Akimbo: Reiji has a revolver called Gold and a shotgun named Hollywood. Xiaomu wields Silver and Platinum.
  • Goroawase Number: Xiaomu makes numerous references to 765, which stands for Namco.
  • Gratuitous English: Xiaomu speaks English when calling her "Xiaomu Wave" attack.
  • Implausible Boarding Skills: Xiaomu surfs on her enemies after encasing them on ice.
  • In a Single Bound: They can jump from the top of the Shibuya 601 building all the way to the ground with nary a scratch.
  • Leitmotif: All of which return of the sequel, in the same roles as before.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Xiaomu is a 700+ year old fox sage with fox ears and her hair fashioned as nine fox tails. She also teased Reiji that he may be into furries since he's with her.
  • Named Weapons:
    • Reiji uses three swords called "Karin", "Chirai" and "Sorin"; as well as a shotgun called Hollywood and a revolver named Gold.
    • Xiaomu uses a Sword Cane called Suiren and two guns called Silver and Platinum.
  • Not So Above It All: Reiji is straight-laced and professional, but even he's a fan of Steel Samurai. Also, while he never acts perverted in public, he's...very affectionate with Xiaomu in private in the sequel.
    Urashima: Quiet time, yes. Nothing that would scandalize my Dragonturtle Mk.1 of course. Activity wise.
    Reiji and Xiaomu: ...
    Urashima: (blushing) ...Right. Moving on.
  • Official Couple: They get Happily Married at the end of the sequel.
  • Otaku Surrogate: Xiaomu makes numerous references to anime at every chance she gets.
    I'm a cruel angel, and my thesis is you're dead meat!
  • Porn Stash: Xiaomu hints at having one during a battle conversation with Estelle in the sequel.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Xiaomu is at least 765 years old. In the sequel, she explains that she lost count after that.
  • Shipper on Deck: If paired up with Flynn, Xiaomu asks him what his relationship with Yuri is like. Though the knight is simply left confused by the question, Reiji promises to punish her later.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: After defeating Saya for the final time in the second game, she weakly requests Reiji to tell her goodbye. He responds by telling her to go to hell.
  • Speaks in Shout-Outs: When a character speaks about something, Xiaomu frequently likes to reference something from that character's game, or reference something pertaining to their voice actor, or any random old Namco game.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Reiji is always professional (except when he has some hot-blooded moments) in public, but when he's with Xiaomu in private, they're.. pretty intense with their affection.
  • Sword and Gun: Reiji sometimes combines both Gold and Karin in his attacks.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Not to say Xiaomu can't go personal on the enemies herself, but the two have this dynamic. Reiji focuses completely on kinetic and physical attacks with swords and bullets in a heavier, slower style, while Xiaomu's more agile and has fox magic accompanying her attacks.
  • Tempting Fate: In Chapter 5 in the sequel, we get this little gem, which is a form of dramatic irony since every player knows what kind of game this is.
    Xiaomu: This is quite the party we have here. Good thing it can't get any bigger.
    Reiji: Of course not, that'd be ludicrous.
  • This Is the Final Battle: Before the Final Boss battle with Byaku Shin in the second game:
    Xiaomu: ...Reiji, this is it. For you, for me, for everyone...Our very last battle.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Reiji sometimes spanks Xiaomu, though said punishment makes Xiaomu aroused. This actually gets used as a buff, Rosy-Red Kata, which boosts their experience gains.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Xiaomu loves to add fried slices of tofu to her parfait and pizza. The game lampshades her Bizarre Taste in Food by claiming her "avant-garde" cooking has a very unique taste.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Reiji is serious and stoic, yet his partner Xiaomu is wacky and loud. In the second game, he proposes to her.
  • Wham Line: At the end of the second game.
    Reiji: Xiaomu... will you marry me?
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Xiaomu does piledrivers in a few of their attacks as well as how they start their support attack.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Pair them up with Flynn, and Xiaomu eagerly asks him about his relationship with Yuri. Reiji knows what she's up to and says he'll spank her later as punishment.

Soma Schicksal and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai and Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)

  • Demoted to Extra: Alisa becomes a solo unit in the second game. Soma's fate is unknown.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Soma exclusively smashes with his weapon while Alisa's weapon has an alternative BFG mode.
  • In the Hood: Soma's jacket, reflecting his insociable personality.
  • Death from Above: How Soma ends their Limit Break.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Over the Couds", God Eater Burst's opening theme (also used for their Special/Multi Attacks)
      • Omitted in the International Versions. Replaced with Lindow's leitmotif,"Hito to Kami To/God and Man -Shall We Meet Again-".
    • "Endless Voracity/Endless Erosion"
      • Also becomes their Special/Multi Attack theme in the International Versions.
  • Laser Blade: Soma can transform his BFS into this.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. She and Alisa Bosconovitch have the same name. Alisa Bosconovitch is worried that the two having the same name may confuse Soma, who responds that one way to tell the difference between them is that one of them can blow up their head. The Alisa from God Eater then retorts that there are better ways to tell them apart.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon: Alisa's God Arc. Comes with both BFS, BFG, and can eat enemies.
  • Underboobs: Alisa. In fact, the only character in the party who has them, though curiously enough no one even bats an eye in conversations. Exaggerated in the second game with her second costume, and now EVERYONE takes notice.

Gemini Sunrise and Erica Fontaine

Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi and Noriko Hidaka (Japanese)

  • Apologetic Attacker: Erica during the dual machine gun attack.
    Erica: GOMEN NASAI! (riddles her target with bullets)
  • Big "OMG!": Gemini yells this when Devilotte threatens to turn the two into a patchwork creation...Then immediately realizes she doesn't even know what a patchwork creation is.
  • Cat Girl: Erica has a full-body cat suit under her already modest and heavy dress. Makes you wonder how she isn't sweating profusely with everything she does.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Erica in their machine gun attack. She charges in first, trips, Gabriel goes flying, Gemini catches it, and they both shoot the target (with Erica cowering, shooting randomly and holding her hand out to block).
  • Gratuitous English: Gemini has several Engrishy lines of dialogue, including all her attack chants. Justified since she is Texan.
  • Gratuitous French: Erica is Parisian and speaks French on occasion, most notably singing her "Bonjour" song during her Good Morning Dance attack.
  • Guns Akimbo: Erica's weapons are two machine guns shaped like crosses, which she names Rafael and Gabriel.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Gemini's chants and attacks disregard her game's English dub entirely and are a much more faithful translation from the original Japanese. This means "Stampeding Steed" is now called "Turning Swallow", while "Mifune Swordstyle! Secret Blade Skill!" is changed to "Mifune Ryu Kenpo! It's Finishing Kenpo!"
  • Instant Costume Change: Erica changes from her nun outfit to a Cat Girl outfit in an instant.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Hope you knew that Gemini has a Split Personality. It's even manifested in their passive skill, "The Other Gemini"note .
  • Leitmotif:
  • Light The Way: Erica busts out some light attacks during their Limit Break and MAP attacks.
  • Musical Assassin: Erica has weaponized her Good Morning Dance and Black Cat Waltz in this game.
  • Named Weapons: This is even discussed with Lady.
    • Gemini: "Red Sun" for her katana
    • Erica: "Gabriel & Raphael" for her machine guns.
  • Playing with Fire: Gemini's attacks can summon flames, which she channels through her katana.
  • Sword and Gun: Gemini has a sword and a revolver. She only fought with the former in her own game, but uses both in this one.
  • Third-Person Person: Erica refers to herself by her own name. It just adds to her child-like demeanor.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Erica. Her crossbows are shaped like crosses and her powers are angelic in appearance. That and she is a nun.
  • Winged Humanoid: Erica can sprout wings in their MAP attack.

Zephyr and Reanbell/Leanne

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono and Aya Endo (Japanese)

  • Ascended Meme: One the skills you can acquire is titled Good in the dark.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: You can see Leanne wield golden submachine guns during their Limit Break. It even generates coins from the enemy with each hit (which is how Bonus Hits and Smackdown worked in their original game).
  • Demoted to Extra: Leanne becomes a Solo Unit in the sequel with Zephyr and Vashyron teaming up.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: Nope, definitely doesn't apply to them.
  • Friendly Fire Proof: Even more so than the other characters!
  • Gun Fu: All the way. If they're paired with Lady, they complement her gunplay based on her ability to do flips, which makes her question their standards on marksmanship.
    • They also ask Imca why she carries a huge cannon, because it's hard to fire and aim while jumping. Imca just says "I don't jump before I fire my weapon."
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: You've gotta admit, Leanne looks classy in her not unlike a winter coat dress while she kicks ass.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lightning Bruiser: They come up early in the turn order, have above-average moment and normal attack range, come with a skill to ignore enemy ZOC, and can rack up some pretty respectable damage with their full combo. Their only drawback is their Death of a Thousand Cuts damage tends to have trouble chipping through shields...until they learn a skill to ignore that, too.
  • More Dakka: They can hit up to 80 hits on their own without support.
  • Slasher Smile: Pair them up with Vashyron and they'll call back to their original game, where Zephyr accuses Leanne in having this whenever you finish an enemy while Vashyron thinks that Leanne is a sadist.
  • Trick Bomb: They have access to a variety of elemental grenades for their use.

Kite and BlackRose

Voiced by: Sayaka Aida and Masumi Asano (Japanese)

  • BFS: BlackRose's sword is bigger than herself.
  • Composite Character: While he's generally Kite, he takes some cues from Azure Kite from GU.
  • Convenient Coma: The state their real life bodies are due to them playing The World. Don't think too much how their avatars are talking to otherwise real life people.
  • Covert Pervert: Kite. Or at least BlackRose thinks so when he says their MMORPG The World might be more interesting if it implemented Clothing Damage, after seeing Arthur lose his armor.
  • Dual Wielding: Kite uses two knives.
  • Hero Must Survive: A lot of missions involving Aura will require Kite & BlackRose to survive.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Toki no Kaidan/Stairs of Time", the opening theme of .hack//Link
    • It should be noted that this song isn't from Kite and Blackrose's original game. Link is a franchise wide cross over that was originally made as a last hurrah for the series, that wasn't even released outside Japan. It should also be noted the Real Kite and Blackrose don't even appear in Link.
  • Loss of Identity: One of BlackRose's victory quotes has her noting that she's getting used to her character being her body, while looking disturbed at this realization.
  • Put on a Bus: Blackrose doesn't return in the sequel, getting replaced with Haseo.
  • Red Baron: Azure Kite seems to have become this for Kite as of R2, since, once he learns Kite isn't Tri-Edge, he respectfully refers to Kite as such.
  • Spectacular Spinning: Practically all of their attacks involve spinning.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Twice in one attack. Their Meteor Strike Multi-Attack starts with Kite firing off a large orb from his bracelet and ends with BlackRose's strike causing a large grid like spherical explosion.
  • The Game Come to Life: Kite and BlackRose can't log out in this game...and then end up in places that are decidedly not Cyberspace.

Ryu and Ken Masters

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi and Yuji Kishi (Japanese)

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ryu ends up fighting a brainwashed Ken in the second game.
  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: Ryu does this with a brainwashed Ken in the sequel by nailing him with a Metsu Shoryuken.
  • Brick Joke: When Ryu suggests to pull off his hurricane kick in mid-air for steering, Alisa doubts he could pull it off. When the capsule they were on suddenly bursts mid-air, guess what Ryu and Ken did to survive from falling mid-air? This happens again in the sequel (in the same context, no less), where Ryu suggests everybody performs a Tatsumaki to guide them in mid-air, which is further turned into a Running Gag when other situations involve everyone having to participate in aerial acrobatics of some kind and Ryu keeps suggesting it as an option, no matter how many times people tell him they can't do it...which makes it more hilarious when Majima takes him up on the offer.
    Felicia: Ryu. The rest of us CAN'T. DO. THAT.
  • Charged Attack: Ryu's focus attack, which is perfect for taking out enemies with shields on them. Chun-Li similarly has the same effect.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: In the sequel, Ken is brainwashed by forces unknown and goes after Ryu with his Guren Senpukyaku. Ryu BLOCKS everything with a Red Focus Attack and retaliates with a Shin Shoryuken.
  • Dance Battler: Ken sees himself as this when Felicia comments that fighting is like dancing, then he offers to perform his "Ken-dance". Ryu comments if he was refering to him doing several Shoryukens in a row.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They have been friends for pretty much their entire lives, and are one of the few Pair Units to remain the same come the sequel. Despite this, Ken's already married to Eliza, and Ryu is implied to be aromantic.
  • Hurricane Kick: Their Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Tornado Whirlwind Kick). In the first game they even use it to stay afloat and maneuver in mid-air after being launched from a cannon.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Their iconic Hadouken plus variations. Taken to awesome in their MAP attack in the sequel where both Ryu and Ken launch a combined Hadouken.
  • Ki Manipulation: Ryu's Hadouken, Shinkuu Hadouken, and the pair's MAP attack where both do a double Hadouken in the sequel.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Volcanic Rim Stage -Street Fighter IV-" from Street Fighter IV (also used for their Special/Multi Attacks). Remains as one of their themes in the sequel, while also playing during their Special Attack.
    • "Theme of Ryu" from Street Fighter II. Only present in the first game.
    • "Theme of Ryu -SFIV Arrange-" is used in the sequel.
    • "Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokoro Tsuyosa to", the ending theme to the ''Street Fighter II" animated movie. (Used for their Multi Attack in the sequel)
  • Limit Break: Their first Special Attack combined their original Ultra Combos from Street Fighter IV, the Shinryuken and the Metsu Hadouken. The second variant has Ken perform his second Ultra, the Guren Senpukyaku, instead. Ryu's second Ultra, the Metsu Shoryuken, and both of the regular Super Combos, the Shinkuu Hadouken and the Shoryuu Reppa, make appearances in other attacks.
  • Megaton Punch: Ryu's Focus attack and regular Shoryuken do this, but the biggest example is their MAP Attack, SOURYUKEN, where both of them deal a massive double Shoryuken attack.
  • Mistaken Identity: Due to their Shotoclone status, Ulala mistakes Ryu for Ken when asking for an interview with the latter.
  • Old Friend: They both regard Jin as one, following up on the events from Namco × Capcom.
  • Running Gag: Whenever the gang gets into aerial shenanigans, Ryu always suggests using the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku to help deal with it. Cue Felicia or anyone else shouting that no, they can't do that.
  • Shoryuken: The Trope Namers. The attack is frequently employed throughout their movesets, both in its vanilla form and in the Limit Break variations.
  • Shotoclone: The original two. Their moves are all a combination of energy balls, hurricane kicks and uppercuts.

Ichiro Ogami and Sakura Shinguuji

Voiced by: Akiyo Suyama and Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese)

Dante and Demitri Maximoff

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa and Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)

Haken Browning and Kaguya Nanbu

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama and Yukana (Japanese)

  • Badass Longcoat: Haken wearing his cowboy costume.
  • Battle Couple: They even get to flirt with each other while in the middle of a battle.
  • Catchphrase: Haken has "Welcome to the Endless Frontier" as one. Albeit its not used as much as the original game. Kaguya has her version of Sanger's "I am the sword that cleaves evil".
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Haken at times, but Kaguya is too ditzy to notice such vague statements.
  • Continuity Nod: In Endless Frontier, Kaguya states that she took dancing lessons from her friend Suzuka. Here, she uses sone of Suzuka's fan-dance moves as one of her special attacks
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed with Haken, who knows how to keep his cool, with people like Chick Magnet and Covert Pervert Ichiro and Knight in Shining Armor Flynn, Haken becomes very justifiably wary.
    Haken (About Flynn): Damn. There aren't any guys like him in the Endless Frontier...
  • Dance Battler: Even more notable in this game. Kaguya actualy used a fan with her dance as a Shout-Out to Suzuka.
  • The Ditz: Whenever someone compliments Kaguya's, er, Buster Bunkers, she will always be confused as to what they're talking about.
  • Expy: They both get to meet Sanger, whom they're half-based from.
  • Guns Akimbo: Haken's Jackpot move uses both his Nightfowl and his Longtomb Special.
  • Hand Cannon: Haken's Longtomb Special has a very long barrel.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: It's Haken we're talking about here.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Kaguya is undoubtedly the biggest providers of these. Of course, she doesn't notice it.
    • For a sense of scope here, whenever Frank West meets a female character who's heavy on the Fanservice, he takes a photo of them which receives a Perfect (Erotica) rank. When he meets Kaguya, he does this with every one of her dialogue poses in rapid succession.
  • Named Weapons: Haken is still using his Nightfowl and his Longtomb Special. And of course, Kaguya's Zankantou.
  • Nerf: In the same vein as KOS-MOS, Haken was a monster in his own game. In this game he, well they, are pretty average.
    • To be fair, he doesn't have Alt Eisen Nacht and Weissreiter Abend to call and wipe out his enemies. That and he loses his utter dominance over Critical Hit (in this game this is based on timing instead of chance) and his utterly broken Quad Solitaire. It seems Banpresto finally succeeded at balancing him.
      • At least until you realize that they have two attacks that can break a five-gauged barrier (Haken's Texas Hold 'Em and Kaguya's Nyorai no Hachi (A) and Five Card Stud (Left + A)). That and they can attack an extra square away (two if casting Haken's first spirit command), easy chainable combos thanks to their natural high Tec stat, and if you're good with the timing, a lot of Critical Hits. To top it off Kaguya retains her Love command, allowing her to heal the entire party to full at once. However, to balance it out, it's the most expensive skill in the game at 130% XP, meaning you can't use XP-restoring items to use it in an emergency since only Cross Hits allow you to fill the gauge past 100%.
  • The Nicknamer: Everyone gets a nickname from Haken. He calls Blackrose virtual girl and Ryu street fighter for starters.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: Haken's the opposite clone and son of Lemon Browning though it's not mentioned in-game.
  • Put on a Bus: Nowhere to be found in the sequel. SRW OG: The Moon Dwellers has an extra side-story explaining where Haken and Sanger are. Kaguya meanwhile is busy running her kingdom.
  • Running Gag: People are still convinced that Kaguya is actually a cow.
  • Vapor Wear: Just look at Kaguya's dress.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Haken's Longtomb Special.
  • You Are Number 6: Well, Haken is W-00 of the W-Numbers.

Yuri Lowell and Estelle (Estellise Sidos Heurassein)

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi and Mai Nakahara (Japanese)

  • A-Cup Angst: Estelle becomes depressed when she sees Kaguya and her impressive rack, added to the fact that she, too, is a princess as well.
  • Badass Creed: Well, it wouldn't be Savage Wolf Fury without it.
  • Combat Medic: Even if she can't exactly be one, Estelle still has healing skills and naturally fights.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Yuri, naturally. Many conversations with other quirky characters make him this, with Estelle not having much of a clue what they say.
  • Demoted to Extra: Flynn becomes Yuri's partner in the sequel, leaving Estelle to become a support unit.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Some of Estelle's attacks are these as well as how she ends their Limit Break, Holy Lance.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lightning Bruiser: Easily one of the fastest units in the game and able to deal good damage as well as take hits.
  • Nerves of Steel: It takes alot for Yuri to actually be surprised.
  • Spam Attack: Both Yuri and Estelle during their Limit Break: Yuri spams Savage Wolf Fury, leaving the enemy open for Estelle to bombard them with Holy Lance. Another occurs when Yuri uses Divine Wolf during their MAP Attack, while Estelle charges Sacred Penance.
  • Spin Attack: The fan-favorite Shining Fang is still one of Yuri's attacks.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Yuri's considered a fan favorite more than the other Tales protagonists and it shows.

Kurt Irving (Number 7) and Riela Marceris (Number 13)

Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura and Aya Endo (Japanese)

  • Blessed with Suck: A lot of characters point out how awesome Riela's Valkyrian powers are, even pointing out that it would have made their lives easier. Riela however just doesn't want it.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Before a battle, Kurt will suddenly envision a new recipe when looking at the enemy.
  • Clueless Chick-Magnet: Par for the course for Kurt, with both Riela and Imca swooning over him if they win a battle together.
  • Colonel Badass: Kurt even leads the party for Operation Crackdown.
  • Delicious Distraction: Pair them up with Tron, and Kurt will immediately get distracted by the Servbots' talk about curry services.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: You don't see them lugging their weapons around and yet they just magically appear out of nowhere.
  • Ironic Echo: Played for Laughs with Riela after telling the party not to be afraid of her Valkyrian powers. Because they all have Seen It All and while impressed, they're not really all that surprised about it. Monsters then appear and surround the party and she is the one who gets all startled while Black Rose tells her to "get used to it".
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Moshimo Kimi ga Negau no nara", the theme of Valkyria Chronicles III.
      • Absent in the International Versions. Replaced with Imca's leitmotif, "Open Fire!".
    • "Valkyria's Awakening" (Special/Multi Attacks)
      • Also becomes one of their regular themes in the International Versions.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Riela when she turns into her Valkyria form. In her normal mode she has red hair at the base, her hair turning white further down.
  • Power Glows: Riela glows blue when she activates her Valkyria powers.
  • Sweet Tooth: To the point Kurt carries a bottle with candy around. He offers it to Mii to try to cheer her up after Due eats the pudding she was intending to have later.
  • Throw-Away Guns: They usually put their weapons back into their Hyperspace Arsenal after use, but some expensive looking stuff still gets discarded after use, including a rocket launcher and a BFS.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: When Riela shows off her Valkyrian form, expecting that people would be afraid of her, the only thing the party says is either "It's a neat trick, but we've seen better." to "Meh, pretty normal."
  • You Are Number 6: Their squad numbers are Seven and Thirteen respectively. Thanks to Valkyrie's clumsiness though, their true identities are revealed to the rest of the cast as soon as they meet each other.

Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba and Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)

Toma and Cyrille

Voiced by: Romi Paku and Houko Kuwashima (Japanese)

  • Automatic Crossbows: And Cyrille fires these one-handed making you wonder how she reloads it when she's holding the Shining Force in its book form.
  • Battle Couple: Though, given their conflict with Riemsianne, they came from a point in their game where neither one of them have yet to admit to it.
  • BFS: The Shining Force. When not in use Toma's takes the form of an arm guard while Cyrille's takes the form of a large book.
  • Chick Magnet: Cyrille blushes when it's suggested she likes Toma, Neneko develops a crush on Toma, and Saya calls Toma cute.
  • Comically Missing the Point: After Toma lets Riemsianne use the Geo-Fortress to get back to their world, Neneko points out that she has a crush on him because he's so cool. Cyrille too. Toma simply wonders why Neneko would have a crush on Cyrille.
  • Door Stopper: Cyrille's Shining Force which usually is in book form is huge, requiring her to use both hands just to use it to whack at somebody.
  • Elemental Powers
  • Ground Pound: Toma's Power Press. Both of them also use a repeated one at the end of their Multi Attack.
  • Hot-Blooded: Toma. Pair Toma up with Batsu and they will both agree to just charge into the enemy, with Cyrille saying it's hard to keep up with them.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Their Down+B attack has Cyrille freezing the enemy in a stalagmite. Right after, she gets close to it and starts banging it away with her book.
  • Irony: They're a Battle Couple in this game; however in their source game, one has to do the adventuring and the other has to guard the base at all times.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: While it was kept secret for most of their game, Shining Force is not a single sword but a pair of swords. No one said anything about it as they assumed Toma at least knew that detail and Cyrille had tried to keep him from finding out that she had the second blade, as she initially assumed he was a power hungry tyrant.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lethal Chef: Before battle Toma may threaten the enemy that by the time he's done they'll look like Cyrille's cooking. She is not pleased.
  • Likes Older Women: Cyrille accuses Toma of this in their post battle dialogue with Saya.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Toma does this quite often. Typically in regards to something about Cyrille, be it her cooking or serious attitude. She will always make it a point to call him out on it while glaring at him.
  • People Puppets: Cyrille's Puppet skill does this to enable a second Solo Attack.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: It's even represented in their Shining Forces.
  • Put on a Bus: The duo didn't come it back for the sequel.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Toma uses his sword more often while Cyrille uses magic and sometimes whacks the enemy with her book.
  • Sword Pointing: They both point their Shining Force towards the enemy in their Limit Break. It's a Call-Forward in their original game where both of them point their swords towards one another in their duel.
  • The Chosen One: Both of them were chosen by the Shining Force.
  • Tranquil Fury: Very common for Cyrille, and often played for laughs.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: One of Toma's attack animations involves smashing the Shining Force (a sword) like a hammer.
  • The Unsmile: Sometimes, when you group them with Neneko, Cyrille will try to act more cheerful after Neneko gives her a compliment. Toma is not impressed.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Cyrille's a LOT more shallow than she looks. Her first instinct upon meeting everyone for the first time? They look weird to her, so they mustn't be trusted.
    Leanne: "Um. RUDE."
    Ryu:: "So you judge people by their looks. Noted."
    • She also suggests outright killing their foes.

KOS-MOS and T-elos

Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (Japanese)

  • Chest Blaster: They fire both D and U-TENERITAS from their chests, while KOS-MOS fires off her X-BUSTER from her belly. Lampshaded with their intro dialogue with Imca, who says there's no reason to expose yourself when firing your strongest weapons, to which they just reply that it's the way they were designed and she should go blame their creators about it.
  • The Comically Serious: In spite of KOS-MOS' stoicism and T-elos' hostility, the two can be rather amusing from time to time.
    T-elos: The fact that I even had to deal with scum like this makes me sick!
    KOS-MOS: Getting sick is not one of our functions.
  • Enemy Mine: T-elos teams up with KOS-MOS when the latter almost gets absorbed by Seth. This doesn't stick in the sequel as T-elos becomes a rival unit again.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: KOS-MOS agrees to give Seth a tour of the Woglinde ship. Ken even lampshades what a horrible idea that was:
    Ken: Right, 'cause it's not like he's RIDICULOUSLY OBVIOUSLY EVIL or anything.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: At the end of T-elos' T-Skylla move, she stomps on her downed opponent's head and pulls a Boom, Headshot! with the gun on her heel.
  • Leitmotif: "The Battle Of Your Soul" from Xenosaga Episode III
  • Mighty Glacier: Too slow to do almost anything unless you use KOS-MOS' "Boost" command, arter which they become Lightning Bruisers.
  • Me's a Crowd: Towards the end of the game you will fight clones of T-elos as enemy solo units.
  • More Dakka: After firing Storm Waltz, they summon their gatling guns out of nowhere and proceed to fire even more bullets.
  • Neat Freak: A joke dating back to the start of the first Xenosaga game, KOS-MOS will ask T-elos to clean her after she points out that her appearance has diminished by 5%. T-elos tells her off.
  • Nerf: After Namco × Capcom and Endless Frontier made KOS-MOS by her lonesome one of the most powerful characters of their respective casts, they're just reduced to Lightning Bruisers in this game. While still powerful, they don't get any barrier-busting moves nor any awesome quirks with their skill set (aside from Boost), not to mention their walking range (but not their attacking range) is practically paltry so you don't exactly benefit too much out of them.
  • Promoted to Playable: T-elos went from support character in EXCEED to KOS-MOS' secondary character.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: T-elos is the more impulsive one, while KOS-MOS is the calmer one.
  • Robot Girl: Both of them are androids.
  • Serious Business: T-elos' desire to duel KOS-MOS. She partners up with the latter to stop Seth killing her before she got the chance, stays with the group so they can have their showdown in their native universe where she knows it'll stick, and even tells KOS-MOS to get her voice glitch fixed before then so she won't ruin the moment.
  • Slasher Smile: T-elos' smiles are almost always creepy and deranged.
  • Sphere of Destruction: D and U Teneritas, which they fire from their chests during their Limit Break, take the form of energy spheres that engulf the opponent.
  • Sharing a Body: KOS-MOS sometimes has blue eyes instead of her usual red eyes. That's because she's the container for Mary Magdalene who tells the dwellers of Earth "Farewell, dwellers of Lost Jerusalem."
  • Token Evil Teammate: T-elos makes it a point that her teaming with KOS-MOS is only temporary and that once all is said and done, she'll come after her next. Which she does in the sequel.
  • Verbal Tic: KOS-MOS still has a vocal bug that's been plaguing her for a couple of games, causing her to end her sentences with "nya".

X and Zero

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai and Ryōtarō Okiayu (Japanese)

  • Ascended Glitch: Zero's dash & slash exploit in X4, it's one of his regular attacks in here. He also reverses direction during a Kuuenzan in one of the moves, which could be used to get additional hits out of it and increase Zero's hangtime.
  • Blow You Away: X's Double Cyclone (X4) and Storm Tornado (X1) summon strong gusts of wind. The former creates two cyclones from his palm, while the latter surrounds his body in a tornado.
  • Call-Back: X questions Zero again if X becomes a Maverick/Irregular prompting Zero to cut him off and not think on useless things, just like their conversation in X's ending in X4.
  • Charged Attack: X can charge his Weapons to produce different effects. For example, his regular buster produces a much larger projectile if he channels its energy for a while.
  • Composite Character: X being able to use Variable Weapons from his first four adventures at once, without changing colors between them even; also being able perform attacks that otherwise only his fully armored self could do, such as his quadruple charged shot and the Hadouken.
  • Gratuitous English: X's attacks are spelled (katakana) and spoken in english.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Zig-zagged. In the Western versions, Zero's attacks are still left intentionally untranslated, but Genmurei is localized as Genmu Zero.
  • Heroic BSoD: Zero is paralyzed when he sees Iris, whose return shakes his belief to the very core. His inability to fight means you have to save both X and Zero or defeat Vile within Turn 8, otherwise it's game over.
  • An Ice Person:
    • X's Frost Tower summons an ice pillar with spikes to damage the opponent.
    • Zero's Hyouretsuzaun has him stab the opponent from above while enveloping his saber in ice.
    • In the sequel, X enters the battlefield for Cross Hit supports by riding on an ice platform, which he can make with the Charged Shotgun Ice (the bottom half of it even looks like the boss that gives him said weapon, Chill Penguin).
  • Kamehame Hadouken: X can perform the Hadouken, a move that produces a blue fireball from his hands. He also learns Ryu's Shinku Hadouken, which turns it iinto an actual gigantic beam wave, much more in common with the Kamehameha than the Hadouken. Ryu actually points this out when X and Zero learn their MAP attack by sensing X's energy and realizing how strong his spirit is. This is also a subtle nod of X being stronger than Ryu as shown with X's regular Hadouken being leagues above Ryu's.
  • Laser Blade: Zero's main weapon, the Z-Saber, is a blade made of green energy.
  • Leitmotif: The former two are only used in the original game, while the latter two are used in the sequel.
  • Mistaken Identity: Tron thinks X is Volnutt the first time the two meet.
  • Power Copying: Not actually in this game, but referenced repeatedly. X is often disappointed by the lack of new weapons after his enemies fall.
  • Playing with Fire:
    • X can shoot a fireball upwards with the Rising Fire weapon; has a traditional flamethrower in the form of the Fire Wave he acquired in his first game; and can also perform the Shoryuken, an uppercut that sets his fist on fire.
    • Zero's Ryuenjin has him set his saber on fire and jump for a blazing upwards slash.
  • Shoryuken:
    • X can charge the Rising Fire weapon to perform a rising uppercut that sets his fist on fire.
    • In the sequel, X can perform Ryu's iconic rising uppercut move in their MAP Attack.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Zero focuses on melee attacks with his saber, while X mainly fights with projectiles.
  • Wall Jump: While X and Zero are known for using this frequently in their source game, it's notable in their Special Attack when they wall jump up thin air.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the second game, when Valkyrie leads the group to a part of Marvel Land with a castle and some moving platforms over spike pits, both of them are terrified of them and X even asks her what "vision of hell" she's taken them to, referring to instantly lethal nature of Spikes of Doom in their home series. The rest of the group is suitably confused of their reaction, wondering why a pair of nimble robots like them are so scared of simple platforming and why do they think that regular spikes would even damage their metal bodies. On their end, X and Zero proceed to take the relatively safer option of a catapult ride instead.

Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi and Atsuko Yuya (Japanese)

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In Resident Evil: Revelations, the Genesis is useless in battle, as its only function is finding hidden items and collecting data. In the Project X Zone games however, it not only keeps its scanning properties, but also stuns enemies and destroys their defenses.
  • A Taste of Power: When they first appear in prologue 5, they already have access to their MAP attack. Naturally, you don't get them again until stage 21 and they're the final unit to join you. Ironically, they're the first unit to join you in the sequel.
  • Badass Normal: All they're got going for them is their fighting skills and guns. Lots of guns. Chris also punches boulders.
  • Book Ends: Of a sort. They were the last Pair Unit to be recruited in the first game, then become the first duo to join Xiaomu and Reiji in the sequel.
  • Composite Character: While her design is based on Resident Evil 6, Jill uses some retro moves derived from her original fighting game debut, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, most notably her "Charging S.T.A.R.S." burning shoulder tackle.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Chris will sometimes use punches in addition to his guns.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Where exactly do they keep their big guns anyway?
  • Hypocritical Humor: In a conversation with Busujima, Jill decides to let Chris train more in CQC for as long as he doesn't wrap himself in flames. One of her attacks is her Charging S.T.A.R.S. special from Marvel vs. Capcom 2 where she does the exact same thing. She does this again in the sequel's ending where she mentions if Chris started emitting fire or lightning from his fists, their partnership is off.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Ride on Sea" from Resident Evil: Revelations (also used in their Special/Multi Attacks). Returns as one of their themes in the sequel, while also playing in their Special Attack.
    • "Terragriga Panic I", also from Revelations. Only used in the first game.
    • "Ship Battle" is added in the sequel (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Kick Chick: Jill does a few kicks on her own, including their Limit Break.
  • More Dakka: Most of their attacks involve them unloading as much firepower into their targets as possible, mixed with some martial arts and boulder-punching.
  • Named Weapons: The Pale Rider revolver and Muramasa sniper rifle. Chris uses the Pale Rider in both games for their Special Attack while the Muramasa is added to Jill's arsenal in the sequel.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: At least in this game. In the main series, it can depend if you look at their interactions as Like Brother and Sister or Battle Couple.
  • Teased with Awesome: Their MAP attack. You won't get any access to any MAP attacks until you at least level up Frank and Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko a lot, who learn it the earliest.
  • True Companions: One of four Pair Units to stay together for the sequel.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: After everything they've been through, even in their home series, Chris and Jill don't seem bothered by the events going on. In the sequel, Leon calls out on this.

     Support Solo Units (in order of who joins the party) 

Genghis Bahn III

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese)

  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a cool longcoat stereotypically associated with Japanese delinquent gangs.
  • Badass Normal: Another fighting game character without any sort of supernatural ability.
  • Blood Knight: If he can't fight it, he isn't interested. He's Not Distracted by the Sexy when paired up with Chun-Li and Morrigan.
  • Clothing Damage: His sleeves to be exact when he rips them out. By the time you summon him again, it magically repairs itself only to get ripped again.
  • Hidden Eyes: His cap completely obscures his eyes.
  • Leitmotif: "Armstone Town Day"
  • Megaton Punch: Super Straight.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Again, typical of the old-school delinquent archetype in Japanese pop culture.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Pair him up with Morrigan and Chun-li. Morrigan will ask him if he's enjoying being surrounded by beautiful women. He is, but because they're so buff that they'd make great Vipers. Chun-li admonishes him to compliment girls by calling them "buff."
  • The Rival: Wants to fight against Batsu at Ropponggi for some reason.
  • Shoryuken: Dragon Upper. He tries to teach it to a willing Akira.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Batsu why he wasn't at Roppongi where they were supposed to fight each other, though Batsu couldn't really do much about that one with all the dimension warping going on.
  • Younger Than They Look: Xiaoyu is surprised to find out he's only in high school. Jin lampshades this. The same happens with Bahn protecting Estelle.

Tron Bonne and Kobun/Servbots

Voiced by: Mayumi Iizuka and Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese)


Voiced by: Ken Narita (Japanese)

  • Badass Normal: His only abilities are jumping really high and firing his gun.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Nearly every time he mentions a girl in many of his pair combinations, he expresses perverse attraction to them, even if they haven't "developed" yet but show "potential." His in-game character bio even lampshades that his gross behaviour could easily be construed as sexual harassment in real life, almost as if to say Don't Try This at Home to any male gamers hoping to take notes.
  • Gun Fu: Like Zephyr and Leanne, his fighting style mixes gun-play and explosives with acrobatics.
  • Handsome Lech: He's extremely crude and lecherous towards basically every female character, though he does have some charm.
  • Leitmotif: "Irruption [B]"
  • Promoted to Playable: Becomes Zephyr's partner in the sequel, while demoting Leanne.
  • Running Gag: Busting out his infamous dance for even sometimes no reason at all. There's also his "raisin" (or the "withering land" in Japanese) joke.

Lindow Amamiya

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese)

  • The Alcoholic: Constantly mentions before and after battle how he could use a drink. He takes Bruno up on his offer to go to the bar after the group defeats all the enemies on the Bermuda. If you pair him up with Yuri and Estelle, he tries to commission Brave Vesperia to get him some booze, and if you pair him up with Mii and Kogoro, she starts acting like a barmaid in response to his demands for booze but shortly comes to her senses.
    • Brought up in the sequel. While Lindow doesn't appear, it's obviously him who orders Alisa to accompany the group just so she can sneak back some alcohol and cigarettes from the past to him. Also anime.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: His BFS has a gun and can eat enemies.
  • Happily Married: If you pair him up with Chun-Li and Morrigan, the latter will ask whether he feels lonely without his wife with him, which he answers that some couples are just like that.
  • Improvised Training: Refers to his adventures in this game as a "rehabilitation". There's a reason for that...
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: You totally shouldn't know about his mutated Aragami arm weapon yet. Oh wait, his support attack is called "Aragami Arm". Too late.
  • Leitmotif: "Hito to Kami to/God and Man -Shall We Meet Again-"
  • Red Right Hand: You'll need to play his game to find out why.
  • Status Buff: His 3 (4) Ordersnote .
  • Technicolor Fire: He stabs the ground in his final attack, creating purple flames.
  • Try Not to Die: Says this as advice to Gemini and Erica.

Neneko and Neito

Voiced by: Tamaki Nakanishi and Mariko Suzuki (Japanese)

Heihachi Mishima

Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese)

  • Adaptational Heroism: Despite being quite unremittingly Affably Evil in his home series, Heihachi joins the heroic side with little fuss in both instalments of the Project X Zone series.
  • And the Adventure Continues: In the first game, he vaguely mentions something about wanting to investigate the Antarctic for undisclosed reasons a couple of times, leading into the events of a concurrent Namco-Capcom crossover game with "X" in the title.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Wishes he could have Gemini and Erica instead of his stupid son and grandson.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the second game, he kills off two zombies and berates Phoenix for needing to be rescued.
  • Call-Back: When pulling his Big Damn Heroes for Phoenix and Maya in the second game, he uses the MAP attack he uses in the first when fought as an enemy unit.
  • Demoted to Extra: From playable in Namco × Capcom to support character in this game.
  • Fountain of Youth: He apparently had one made, justifying his much younger appearance. His black-haired design in this game, much like in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale, ties into the then-most recent Tekken game, Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He starts off being a support character, then decides to side with Jedah for one battle (and he just stands there; defeating him isn't even important to that stage's goals - unless you decide you want the treasures that are in his direction, then he starts pursuing and attacking you), then at the end of the same battle decides to join you for good.
    • Averted in the sequel; he's alongside you the entire way.
  • Leitmotif: "Tekken Tag Tournament -Piano Intro- Massive Mix" (in both games)
  • Me's a Crowd: Toward the end of the game you will fight several copies of all of the Solo Units who were ever enemies. Jin is thrilled to have so many Heihachis to beat down.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Suggest to many males in the cast to work out and grow big muscles like him.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite the fact that he's younger looking compared to his Namco × Capcom incarnation, he's still a grandpa. Many characters aware of his identity doubt him because of his looks alone.
  • Pet the Dog: In his post-battle conversation with Ryu and Ken, Heihachi offers to adopt Ryu (the intention making Ryu his heir and surpassing Kazuya and Jin). Ryu seems mildly interested, but Ken insists he fix the issues in his own family instead.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In his own series, he's an extremely Corrupt Corporate Executive and almost singlehandedly responsible for everything bad that happens. Understandably, Jin hates the idea of having him around on the heroes' team. Heihachi shows annoyance about how Shadaloo refuses to share their R&D data with him.

Sanger Zonvolt

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese)


Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese)

Flynn Scifo

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese)

Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX

Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese)

  • Assist Character: Grand Kaiser, Mobilsuit α & β, and Blodia (from Tech Romancer, Side Arms: Hyper Dyne, and Devilotte's own game Cyberbots).
  • Ax-Crazy: She rivals Juri on this!
  • Bad Ass Boast:
    "I am the queen of cruelty and exploitation, born from the flames of hell!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: It's in the name.
  • Clothing Damage: Hilarity Ensues everytime she gets hit with the Blodia Punch.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Played for Laughs. This is a girl who routinely spouts all sorts of nastiness, threatens to create Humanoid Abominations out of her own teammates (even as rewards), but when Due Flabellum raids Mii's manor and helps herself to her gourmet flan, she takes personal exception to Due's actions.
  • Leitmotif: "Super 8 Theme"
  • Oh, Crap!: Every single time she summons Blodia only to forget she's in its way. You'd think she'd learn already after every single time.
  • Overly Long Name: Estelle (who also has a very long name) didn't even catch it the first time Flynn introduced her. And if you pair her up with Dante and Demitri, the latter complains that it's too long and requests that she repeat all that.
  • Royal Brat: Wants to be addressed by her full title and name.
  • Slasher Smile: Her facial expression usually fluctuates between a smug smile or a bloodthirsty grin.
  • Sweet Tooth: And she gets her chops busted for having her daily candy allowance reduced to ¥300
  • Token Evil Teammate: Being the self-proclaimed "princess of evil".
  • Useless Useful Spell: One of her support skills, the "Skull Button", is either capable of giving the unit she's paired with +10% to all parameters, double the speed, or giving a 100% cross point gauge to enemies. Better start praying the Random Number God is on your side.
  • Years Too Early: One of her victory quotes has her proclaim that her enemy is 1 million years and 4 months too early.


Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese)


Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese)

  • Badass Normal: Has no powers other than mastery of the Kalina Ann.
  • BFG: Kalina Ann, albeit a missile launcher.
  • Greed: Talks fairly often about charging other characters for her help in battle. At least in battle dialogue.
  • Irony: When you assign her to Dante and Demitri, or any Pair Units with supernatural-based characters, like Morrigan or Xiaomu. She hates demons, that's why.
  • Leitmotif: "Devils Never Cry (Staff Roll)"
  • Put on a Bus: Dante is seen using Kalina Ann in Project X Zone 2, all but confirming that she isn't returning.

Batsu Ichimonji

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)

  • Hot-Blooded: Has a really short temper compared to the rest of the cast and often proposes cutting down on the talking and just punching their foes. Demitri laments that drinking Batsu's blood would give him heartburn.
  • Leitmotif: "We Will Protect Our School"
  • The Rival: Gains a rivalry with Bahn.

Imca (Ace Number One)

Voiced by: Masumi Asano (Japanese)

Alisa Bosconovitch

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese)

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Her memory was altered to hunt down Jin along with Heihachi until she was defeated in battle.
  • Chainsaw Good: Can turn her arms into one.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Where does she get her replacement heads? Riela also wonders where Alisa's brain is in their post battle conversation.
  • Leitmotif: "Tekken Tag Tournament -Piano Intro- Massive Mix"
  • Losing Your Head: All the time.
  • Made of Explodium: Her head explodes.
  • Me's a Crowd: Toward the end of the game you will fight several copies of all of the Solo Units who were ever enemies.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. Averted. She and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella have the same name. Alisa Bosconovitch is worried that the two having the same name may confuse Soma, who responds that one way to tell the difference between them is that one of them can blow up their head. The Alisa he knows retorts that there are better ways to tell them apart.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Gets kinda interesting if you assign her to KOS-MOS & T-elos.
  • Rocket Punch: How she ends her support attack.
  • Running Gag: She'll be holding her head in her hands while talking. A lot.

Rikiya Busujima

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese)

Bruno Delinger

Voiced by: Ben Hiura (Japanese)


Voiced by: Herself (Japanese)

  • As Herself: Her voice actress is referred to as this. Who it actually refers to is a SEGA employee who not only voices Ulala, but also did all the motion capture for Ulala's dancing in her series. Hence, she is voicing 'herself'.
  • Assist Character:
  • Calling Your Attacks: In addition to her own Tension Blaster, she also exclaims her assist characters' moves to direct them.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: If things get dire, Ulala will enthusiastically declare that it should boost her ratings and happily urge the viewers to stay tuned to see how things turn out. Compare to her original self, who was still commited to her reporting duties, but still showed concern or fear if the situation called for it.
  • Dance Battler: Conflict in her world is resolved through dance, and she does the same here.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Even says this when she first joins.
  • Gratuitous English: Quite a bit, just like in her game.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Finishes her attack in the second game by sending out a shockwave from her guitar. Her blaster is also this to a certain degree, as it is a gun that only fires if the holder is dancing and shouts "chu".
  • Innocently Insensitive: In her battle intro with Jin, she asks him if he has anything to say to his family. Xiaoyu hastily tells her to switch topics.
  • Lack of Empathy: Late into the first game, a few characters start expressing regret for killing the Morolians after it's discovered the aliens had been brainwashed. Ulala's response basically amounts to "Meh, I'm sure they are fine with it".
  • Large Ham: With her passion for reporting, this is a given.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Mexican Flyer" (in the Japanese version of both games)
    • "Coco Tapioca The Huge Dancer" in the Western release of the first game, as it seems Namco couldn't secure the rights to the original song outside of Japan.
  • Magic Dance: Capable of directing attacks from her assists with this. Fitting since her game is about leading an entourage.
  • Musical Assassin: In the sequel, Ulala ends her support attack by jamming on her electric guitar, sending out soundwave hits.
  • Nitro Boost: Also has a skill that casts a +2 Square Movement to all ally units. The downside to hers compared to Ichiro and Flynn's is that her skill is a Passive Skill and requires 120% on the XP Gauge when it's the turn of the unit she's assigned to in order to take effect.
  • Parental Abandonment: At the age of 12, she was rescued from a spaceship accident which killed not only everyone aside from her onboard, but also her parents.
  • Space "X": In a nod from her game, if you pair her up with Frank and Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko, they'll refer to themselves as a space reporter, a space journalist, and a space jiang-shi respectively.
  • Tagalong Reporter: She pretty much decides to join the group because they have celebrities from her world amongst them such as X and Devilotte. Though, she pulls her weight a bit more than other examples of this trope.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: She acts more naive and less sassy than in her original series.


Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese)

  • Big Bad: Returns to her former role in Project X Zone 2.
  • Body Backup Drive: It was never implied how she actually got Back from the Dead in Endless Frontier until after finally defeating her in Brave New World, she reveals that "the body she's using is no good either."
  • Co-Dragons: She and Sheath serve this role to Byaku Shin.
  • Depraved Bisexual: On the straight side, she invites Chun-Li and Morrigan to "drive the boys wild," and she calls Toma cute. On the gay side, she encourages Gemini when the latter mentions that someone said she should massage her chest if stressed.
  • Dual Wielding: Her final attack in her support skill.
  • Enemy Mine: Big Bad in Namco × Capcom, someone who has a beef with the main villain in this game.
  • Evil Counterpart: Is a werefox like Xiaomu, but leads an organization dedicated to spreading chaos across dimensions.
  • Far East Asian Terrorists: Is the leader of the Asian branch of Ouma.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Her swords have all three.
  • Firing One-Handed: How she fires her Edge.
  • I Lied: In Endless Frontier EXCEED, she tells the EXCEED party that she will not be building robots to menace the different universes. She and Ouma have been collecting the bottom half of Kyuju Kyu throughout Brave New World and developing the 101 Embryo Project.
  • Joker Immunity: No matter how many times Reiji kills her, she always seems to come back.
  • Kiss of Death: How she starts off her support attack.
  • Leitmotif: "Brave New World". During cutscenes, she also gets "Locus to Certain Victory", which is lampshaded by Xiaomu. Both themes are shared with her fellow Namco X Capcom characters.
  • Me's a Crowd: The Katana, Akatana, and Byakuya X enemies are all clones of her. Additionally, toward the end of the game you will fight several copies of all of the Solo Units who were ever enemies.
  • Nebulous Evil Organisation: She works for Ouma.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Is the oldest party member at 1,000 years old.
  • Status Effects: Can inflict poison on enemies.
  • The Tease: Especially towards Reiji.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In the first game before becoming the Big Bad in the second game.

Juri Han

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese)

  • Adaptational Villainy: Juri is a psychopathic murderer, yet her one main goal in her home series is taking down a far bigger evil, the terrorist organization Shadaloo. This would prompt her to eventually join forces with the likes of Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li, whom she comes to view as Worthy Opponents. In Project X Zone 2, Juri instead joins Shadaloo, gleefully wreaks havoc in multiple worlds For the Evulz and treats her fellow Street Fighters with no respect.
  • Ax-Crazy: She is the most unstable and violent character in the entire party, even giving her original portrayal in the Street Fighter series a run for her money. Many of the other heroes express how afraid they are of her, with Zero even labeling her as a Mavericknote .
  • Electronic Eyes: Juri lost one of her eyes when she was a child. It was replaced by the Feng Shui Engine, which bestows her with superhuman skills and shines with a pink hue when she uses her ki attacks.
  • Enemy Mine: Really hates Seth so much that she'd join the heroes just to get to beat him up. Then again, the other option was getting beat up along with him...
  • For the Evulz: When questioned about Bison's plan in the sequel, Juri replies she has no idea what he is up to, and remarks she is only attacking other worlds because she does "what she wants when she wants it".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: It's clear from the pre-battle dialogues that absolutely nobody likes having her around. In the sequel, she is the only former Token Evil Teammate who is never offered any degree of sympathy. Chun-Li openly invites T-elos to join the team, and many heroes are surprised or even saddened to find out that Saya is the Big Bad this time around, while Juri is always treated with utter disdain.
  • Karma Houdini: In the first game, the party lets her leave after she assists them in defeating Oros Phlox. After her final defeat in the second game, she manages to escape, but not before gloating to the party one final time.
  • Kick Chick: As Juri is a Taekwondo practitioner, her fighting style mainly employs kicks as a means of offense.
    • She uses the Kaisen Dankairaku as her Assist Move and as her main attack as a Rival Unit. Juri kicks the opponent high into the air by spinning her leg like a propeller. At the height of the jump, she axe kicks them downwards, then quickly teleports to the ground to catch them with an upward kick to their spine. The move ends with the victim being slammed head-first into the ground with another axe kick.
    • Her Multi Attack is the Senpusha, in which Juri spins in the air to deliver a series of upward kicks to her opponents.
  • Leitmotif: "Volcanic Rim", which is shared with the other Street Fighter characters.
  • Me's a Crowd: Toward the end of the game you will fight several copies of all of the Units who were ever enemies.
  • Only Sane Man: Surprisingly, she fills this role when paired up with Saya and Aya-Me in the sequel. During the courtroom showdown that parodizes the Ace Attorney series, Sylphie's statements trigger a chain of gasps that concludes with the two villainesses following suit. An annoyed Juri then tells them to cut it out, since they are not part of the procedure and don't have to play along with it.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Even though she is clearly not happy about it, Juri still works for Shadaloo in the sequel. While Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken have shown that approaching her foes just so she can stab them in the back is one of her favored strategies, her intentions in this game are never made clear, as she vanishes from the plot after being defeated in Ylisse.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She curses more than anybody else in the game, swearing at least once in every chapter. To put it in perspective, think of Gantz from Namco × Capcom, only up to eleven.
  • Slasher Smile: Her default facial expression is a sadistic grin, which gets exaggerated into a psychotic smirk during her assist portraits.
  • Spoiler Opening: Given Juri's sadism and unwillingness to cooperate, her joining the party would be a surprising twist, but the fact that she is clearly shown fighting alongside the protagonists in the opening ruined the surprise.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • She joins the heroes in the first game after being betrayed by Seth. Pre-battle dialogue still makes it clear that she is not happy about working with the good guys, though.
    • She works for Bison in the second game for unknown reasons. Both despise each other, with Juri plainly telling him to go to Hell after he issues her an order.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Juri only joins the heroes so she could get revenge on Seth, nothing more. She goes back to being a villain in the sequel.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Juri is mostly in-character in the first game, but she is flanderized in the sequel, where her (very few) redeeming qualities are thrown out of the window in favor of making her a full-blown sociopath.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Unlike her original self, this gets averted. The Project X Zone version of Juri has no qualms beating down opponents who are younger or less skilled than her, even attempting to murder Ryo Hazuki.

     Rivals and Enemy Units 

Jedah Dohma

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba (Japanese)

  • Book Ends: His debut gets silenced by Sanger in Prologue 3. He gets silenced again by Dante in Chapter 39, when he's killed.
  • Dark Messiah: He views himself as one.
  • Death by Irony: It is revealed that he was traveling to gather souls to feed to the Fetus of God. guess what happens when the heroes beat him?
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice is less deep in this game. (The high-pitched laugh is the same though.)
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: How he ends his Limit Break is that he'll suck off your soul proclaiming that the contract is now established. This is after he splatters you to a rock all bloodied up.

Lord Raptor

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese)

  • Dub Name Change: From Zabel Zarock.
  • Musical Assassin: His guitar is sharp enough to stab people.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the sequel, Raptor tricks the heroes into rescuing him in the Fetus of God stage then openly mocks them for believing he had vital information for them if he were dug out before making statements of his own agendas. Unfortunately, Raptor failed to figure out that he was horribly outnumbered by an army of one-man armies who were more than annoyed with his deception.
    Majima: You don't jerk yakuza around. Didn't your mom teach you that?
    Kazuya: Fool. I'll break you like a twig.
    Hiryu: Now you die. For good.
    Raptor: (Beat) ...Ooooh. Crap.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Lord Raptor is a blue zombie modeled after a rock star. He has a long tongue, luscious hair and a comedic and bombastic personality. Chris and Jill note that Raptor looks nothing like the T-Virus zombies or any actual undeads from fantasy.
  • Shock and Awe: Electrocutes his foes in his Limit Break.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He has a one-sided crush on Hsien-Ko, who is annoyed by him constantly trying to impress her.
  • Your Head Asplode: Inverted when he tries to absorb Jedah's power and grows big, but explodes and his head is all that is left. This also leads to his Nice Job Fixing It, Villain moment as that is what saves the party. In the sequel, he didn't learn his lesson and tries to absorb power from the Psycho Drive, but explodes again.

Selvaria Bles

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese)

  • Anti-Villain: Fights more because she feels she must and only teams up with the villains out of distrust for Kurt and Riela (and Gallia in general since they're still at war).
  • Lady of War: Is a general, and one of the most fearsome bosses in the game.
  • Mistaken for Gay: The party thinks that she is allied to Riemsianne because the latter brainwashed her with a kiss. This turns out to not be the case, as Selvaria confirms that she was promised to be returned to her world in exchange for her serices.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Lampshaded by Haken as the "frowny girl".
  • Power Glows: Selvaria is enveloped by a shiny blue aura when she uses her Valkyria powers.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Her valkyrian lance can fire a powerful stream of blue energy that sweeps across the battlefield and damages multiple foes.

Riemsianne la Vaes

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese)

Aya-me Fujieda

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese)

  • Back from the Dead: Ichiro and Sakura are surprised to see her return, given that she died early on in their own series.
  • Dominatrix: She is modeled after a stereotypical dominatrix, given her revealing outfit and predilection for whip attacks.
  • Fighting from the Inside: In the sequel, more of Aya-me's old self comes through and tries to set back Ouma's plans however she can. However, the corruption is too strong and forces her to fight the heroes.
  • Summon Magic: Her Multi Attack involves her summoning several Kouma to blast you.
  • That Man Is Dead: Whenever anyone calls her by her whole name she has to remind them that she is no longer the heroine she used to be.
  • Whip of Dominance: Fittingly for her dominatrix appearance and motif, her physical attacks all employ a whip.


Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese)

  • Butt-Monkey: Neither the heroes or the other villains take him seriously, to the point Aya-me knows that he will screw up somehow.
  • Humongous Mecha: He pilots a rabbit-shaped giant mecha called Prelude.
  • Verbal Tic: He ends almost all of his sentences with "pyon", which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a rabbit jumping.


Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka (Japanese)


  • BFG: Still carries his signature bazooka from Resident Evil 3.
  • Brick Joke: In the first game, Chris and Jill express annoyance that Nemesis can't say anything other than "S.T.A.R.S.", since they no longer belong to said organization and are now working for the B.S.A.A. The monster surprisingly understands this and utters "B.S.A.A." in response. In the second game, Nemesis returns, and his only line of dialogue is "B.S.A.A."
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Nemesis wears a torn leather jacket toset him apart from other undead enemies and highlight him as the most powerful among them.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His single-target special attack involves thrusting a stake through the victim's face.
  • It Can Think: Changes his Catchphrase from S.T.A.R.S. to B.S.A.A., indicating that it's gone beyond its "programmed" stalking straight into personal hatred.


  • Chrome Champion: Dural is covered head to toe in metal.
  • Continuity Nod: Dural shares the unique hit sounds taken from Virtua Fighter. While they do sound like they'd fit any robot enemy, none of the other robotic enemies have them.
  • Ditto Fighter: Knows Akira's moves.
  • Elite Mooks: The V-Dural variants, comes in metal and stone. Kage-Maru considers V-Durals to be this as he's only concerned about finding the REAL Dural.
  • The Voiceless: Played straight in the first game, but averted in the sequel, where she briefly talks to Kagemaru before dying.


Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese)

  • Breath Weapon: The mouth in his belly can breathe flames to incinerate his foes.
  • Dual Boss: He comes in pairs when you fight off against him the second time and onward, referencing the need to complete Ghosts 'n Goblins twice in order to obtain the good ending.
  • Mighty Glacier: The first pair you take down will suddenly have an increased defense stat under the ten thousands, prolonging his survival.
  • Playing with Fire: Both his special attacks involve blasting the party with his fire breath.


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Morolians as a whole are largely benevolent, but they turn aggressive after being brainwasged by Riemsianne in the first game, then Bison in the sequel.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is mocked quite relentlessy by the party for being brainwashed again in the second game.
  • Dance Battler: Much like in its home series, its attack consists of a dance where it flails its arms wildly at the opponent. Its Multi Attack also summons Sub-Morolians that attack by performing a can-can dance.
  • Not Quite Dead: Explodes in the first game, but is back in the sequel without as much of a scratch. Though being a robot, the Morolians have simply rebuilt it.
  • The Unintelligible: Speaks Morolian, which is never translated in these games.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Finishes its super move by firing a huge laser from its mouth.



  • Adaptational Wimp: Aragami explicitly can only be put down by a God Arc in their game. Here anything is equally capable of killing them.
  • Panthera Awesome: Vajra has the body of a gigantic panther, but a vaguely humanoid face.
  • Shock and Awe: That cape on its back is actually an organ that unleashes electric storms.
  • The Worm That Walks: Aragami are actually agglomerations of Oracle Cells.


Voiced by: Hiroshi Shimozaki (Japanese)

  • Ax-Crazy: His vicious desire to destroy X is what ultimately brings him back to life. It gets even worse in the second game, where it compels him to resurrect Sigma.
  • Back from the Dead: X notes that he was already dead (as the game takes place during the continuity of X4 and Vile was destroyed in X3). He is also resurrected in 2 as Vile Mk. 2.
  • Dub Name Change: From VAVA.
  • Enemy Mine: He brought Sigma back in 2 because he knows X and Zero hate him more than he does.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Sylphie repairs his Goliath Ride Armor and transports him and a couple of Sigma's Maverick minions to the Tower of Tarqaron since he's one of her best customers. Vile repays her kindness by using the energy from her store, along with Byaku Shin's gold chains and AIDA to revive Sigma.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Wants to kill X and prove himself more fitting to "change the world", harkening back to his goal in Maverick Hunter X's Vile Mode.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulates Sylphie, Ouma, AIDA, and the heroes to get back a rebuilt Goliath Ride Armor and revive Sigma in "Summation of Malice".
  • Mini-Mecha: Vile rides his Ride Armor in the first game and his Goliath in the sequel. Both machines must be destroyed before Vile himself can be damaged.
  • Playing with Fire: In 2.
    • His shoulder cannon holds a flamethrower, which he uses at the end of his Special Attack to burn his opponent.
    • His MAP attack ends with him dropping an incendiary bomb above his targets, which produce smaller flames before generating a massive explosion.
  • Sequential Boss: Once he gets his Ride Armor, every time you fight him you'll have to kill him twice. Once to get him out of the Ride Armor, which immediately sets it to his turn even if he had already had his, and then Vile himself.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Vile has a Wave-Motion Gun in his shoulder, which he uses to fire a massive blast during his Rising Specter.
  • The Power of Hate: His hatred for X was so strong it drew the Feydoom to him even in death, allowing him to resurrect. His hatred brings him back again in 2.


Voiced by: Yoichi Nishijima (Japanese)

  • Batter Up!: Wields a giant oni club.
  • Breath Weapon: Exhales a poisonous cloud during his Limit Break.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Inverted. Dokumezu is red-skinned but is more professional than his lecherous, hot-headed partner. This gets noted in Project X Zone 2 when they're dealing with Ciseaux.
    Dokugozu: Man, when did you become the smart one, Dokumezu?
    Dokumezu: I didn't. I'm just not as dumb as you. If I were, we'd never get ANYWHERE.
  • Those Two Guys: He always appears alongside Dokugozu.


Voiced by: Toru Nara (Japanese)

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Still has a crush on Kaguya, but has since desired any bride of a marriage-a-bull age in the sequel. Justified since Kaguya is not present in Project X Zone 2.
  • Breath Weapon: A poisonous breath, much like Dokumezu.
  • The Unfavorite: Implied. When you beat Dokumezu in Chapter 31 of the first Project X Zone, Saya says he always had a cute personality. When you beat Dokugozu, she talks about lightening his punishment instead.

Eins Belanos

Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (Japanese)

  • Blow You Away: Wields a bellow that sucks his opponents up and spits them away.
  • Boxing Battler: His fighting style resembles boxing, but his constant chainsmoking hinders his stamina.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Wears a pair of spiked knuckle-dusters to sharpen his punches.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair 24/7.
  • Lean and Mean: Rake thin and a villainous enforcer.
  • Sibling Team: He and Drei make up the Belanos Brothers.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Not really. Eins complains after running up a flight of stairs after the party, so Xiaoyu suggests that he quit smoking. He also visibly tires himself out from punching his opponent in his solo attack animation. He reveals that he's tried quitting, but couldn't quite gather the willpower to go through with it.
  • Theme Naming: No. 1 in German.
  • Those Two Guys: With his brother Drei. Becomes an archetypal Terrible Trio when they are joined by Due.

Drei Belanos

Voiced by: Kazuya Tatekabe (Japanese)

  • Acrofatic: He's pretty limb for a big guy. He can even do a Wall Jump in thin air, somehow.
  • BFS: Strong enough to wield a giant sword.
  • Fat Bastard: Very fat and serves Due's will, but he's a bit calmer and more good-humoured than his brother Eins.
  • Sibling Team: He and Eins make up the Belanos Brothers.
  • Theme Naming: No. 3 in German. Wait, what happened to No. 2? Well...
  • Those Two Guys: He and Eins are another set in the X series, following the example of Dokugozu and Dokumezu.

Due Flabellum

Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese)

Meden Traore

Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka

  • Background Music Override: His Leitmotif gets overridden with Mysterious Project SP. Version when his HP is at 1/4 of his original HP.
  • Big Bad: He is the Final Boss of the first game and responsible for everything that goes wrong, as his desire to merge all worlds causes a multiversal crisis.
  • Chest Blaster: One of his most powerful attacks is a colossal energy beam fired from his chest.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His full body and a close up of his face are featured prominently in the opening.
  • Flaming Hair: His humanoid form has an impressive mane of glowing green hair.
  • In Their Own Image: Like many crossover villains, his goal is to erase all other universes and recreate a singular one in his own design.
  • Leitmotif: Wing Wanderer -orchestral version-
  • The Man Behind the Man: As the one truly responsible for the events of the game, he serves this role to Due, who works as his emissary for most of the story.
  • One-Winged Angel: Upon fully merging with the Portalstone, he transforms from a humanoid shape into the giant crystalline monster that we see in the opening.
  • Stationary Boss: He won't move from his position. Sadly, he's also in the best position (for him) because you can't hit him unless you are at least two squares away in front of him (three if you have a unit who can attack from three squares or more).
  • SNK Boss: Meden is much more powerful than any other enemy in the game due to his massive HP, absurd defenses and overpowered Multi Attack (which covers the entire field, is strong enough to instantly kill up to four units, and can be used when his Special Gauge is at 50% or higher).
  • Visionary Villain: A standard "remake reality in his own image" kind of villain suitable for any crossover game.
  • Walking Spoiler: He doesn't make his existence known until very late in the game.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His goal was to combine worlds to create a better place to live than the worlds were alone. But as Juri (rudely) summarises, the major caveat is that he wishes to fill his new world with soulless, obedient replicas of the unmixed worlds' original inhabitants.

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Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)

  • Big Good: Shares this role with Mii in the first game.
  • Deus est Machina
  • MacGuffin Delivery Service: Inverted; Skeith has one of her fragments, so the heroes and Ciseaux are chasing after Skeith.
  • Rescue Arc: A few stages will involve needing a certain party member (usually Kite and Blackrose) to go to her location.


Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani (Japanese)

Gespenst Phantom

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Something happened as to why Phantom keeps attacking Haken and Kaguya in the early parts of the game. Noted to be Skeith's fault at least.
  • BFS: The Grand Plasma Cutter.
  • Chest Blaster: It has one, but it just never uses it for some reason. Probably because Haken's already covering the Wave-Motion Gun part.
  • Demoted to Extra: After joining, it only appears in Haken and Kaguya's MAP attack.
  • Diving Kick: Kicks up to four targets with a well placed Gespenst Kick.
  • Fuuma Shuriken: Grand Slash Ripper
  • Mini-Mecha: literally a miniaturized version of a Humongous Mecha.
  • Worthy Opponent: When Sanger meets the Phantom for the first time in chapter 27, he calls it this trope. As an Ace Pilot who's logged a lot of time with the Phantom's big brothers, he knows his stuff.

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