Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / Project X Zone

Go To

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/project_x_zone_2.png
Advertisement:

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

For characters appearing in Brave New World, go here.


Traits for all characters

  • Ascended Extra/Demoted to Extra: In the sequel, most of the characters have been replaced or changed their pairings entirely. Of note so far are...
    • 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.
    • Similarly, Kite fights alongside newcomer Haseo with Black Rose nowhere to be seen.
    • Instead of teaming up with T-ELOS, 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 now a Solo Unit.
  • Badass Crew: Just look at the cast list.
  • Advertisement:
  • 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!"
  • Fingerless Gloves: About half of the characters wear this.
  • 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 Yakuza 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 Loads and Loads of 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.
  • Advertisement:
  • Ineffectual Loner: Averted, despite a handful of characters having a reputation for it. Being a Post-Script Season and bringing along their Character Development, everyone keeps their attitude down to amusing snark while cooperating to kick maximum ass.
  • 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: Wile the party gradually builds to this, only four Pair Units remain the same in both games: Reiji and Xiaomu, Ryu and Ken, Chris and Jill, and X and Zero.
  • World of Badass: Well, worlds. Plural.

    open/close all folders 

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)

  • 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.

Chun-li and Morrigan Aensland

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa and Rie Tanaka (Japanese)

  • 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, well...
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Morrigan is a succubus, but lustful behaviour aside, she is actually quite friendly.
  • Disk One Nuke: Surprisingly considering 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. Oh, and they also learn their MAP attack a bit early too, that practically says "go send them to a crowd with a 100% gauge and let 'em rip". Doesn't even diminish even when the other characters finally catch up. Oh 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 . You could see where this is going if players pair them up with either Lindow (for that cheap XP counter) or Sanger (for an increase in defense) since both of them have attack increasing skills. To put it simply, in SRW talk, they're the Mazingersnote .
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Morrigan's Astral Vision when they use either their Limit Break (her Darkness Illusion) or MAP attack.
  • Energy Ball: Chun-Li's Kikoken and Morrigan's Soul Fist.

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)

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Hsien-Ko is blue.
  • Badass Normal: Frank is just a regular reporter that is unwittingly teamed up with a Chinese vampire.
  • Batter Up!: With a DEAD RISI~~~NG included.
  • Brick Joke: If you pair them up with Neneko, one of the questions Lei-Lei will ask is what kind of picture will Frank get when he takes a pic of Lei-Lei. In the ending, it's "Perfect Drama".

Reiji Arisu and Xiaomu

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue and Omi Minami (Japanese)

  • She's Got Legs: And Xiaomu knows it.
  • Shipper on Deck:A few times. If paired up with them, Xiaomu shyly asks a confused Flynn what his relationship with Yuri is like. Reiji promises to punish her.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: How Reiji responds to Saya in the sequel after defeating her for the final time.
    Saya: Boy... would you at least... say goodbye?
    Reiji: ... Go to hell, Saya.
  • Speaks in Shout-Outs: When a character speaks about something, Xiaomu likes to reference something from that character's game, or reference something pertaining to their voice actor, or any random old Namco game. Turned Up to Eleven in the second 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 it doubles up as him not being able to tell said tortures make Xiaomu all aroused (which doesn't help how he will change that to pinching her butt). This actually gets used as a buff, Rosy-Red Kata boosts her experience gains.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Reiji and Xiaomu respectively.
  • 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)

  • Bare Your Midriff: Alisa's outfit, of course.
  • 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.
  • Nice Hat: Alisa, though she thinks Neneko's hat is cute and is willing to exchange hats before Soma cuts them off.
  • 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. Taken Up to Eleven 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)
  • 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. To wit: she charges in first, trips, her Gabriel machine gun goes flying, Gemini catches it, and they both shoot the target (with Erica cowering, shooting randomly and holding her hand out to block).
  • Drop the Hammer: Erica when executing their Limit Break starts off with one.
  • Gratuitous English: Gemini lapses into this a few times.
    • Gratuitous French: And then of course there's Erica.
    • Big "OMG!": Gemini when Devilotte threatens to turn the two into a patchwork creation.
  • 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!"
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Gemini is prone on spouting these out. She even made the Gespenst Phantom leave in disgust.
  • Instant Costume Change: Erica changes from her nun outfit to a Cat Girl outfit in an instant.

Zephyr and Reanbell/Leanne

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono and Aya Endo (Japanese)

  • 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)

  • Dual Wielding: Kite uses two knives.
  • Everything Is Better With Spinning: Practically all of their attacks involve spinning.
  • <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.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Well it's justified because they're game characters who somehow cannot log out of their games and thus get themselves caught up to the mess.

Ryu and Ken Masters

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi and Yuji Kishi (Japanese)

  • Adorkable: After Maya says she likes to train near waterfalls, Ryu suddenly starts behaving like an excited child.
    Ryu: "A waterfall? Those are the best places to train! Can I come? Can I come?"
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ryu ends up fighting a brainwashed Ken in the second game. Ken also becomes a Rival Unit under Bison's influence.
  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: Ryu does this with a brainwashed Ken in the sequel. How does he break him out of the mind control? 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 punch, 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. In a similar vein to Evo Moment 37, 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.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Both of them are constantly barefoot.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Even though Ken's already married to Eliza.
  • 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 Attacks: 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 without a doubt 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: To Jin. Considering that Namco × Capcom was a prequel of this series, before Sega joined in.
  • 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: Hey, these two invented it!
  • Shotoclone: The original two.

Ichiro Ogami and Sakura Shinguuji

Voiced by: Akiyo Suyama and Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese)

  • Covert Pervert: If their victory conversation with Devilotte is any indication Sakura has this opinion about Ichiro, which when you remember Sakura Wars' concept of relationship values, does make sense in a way.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sakura's the only one who has an annoyed expression whenever Ichiro hits on somebody by accident. When he accidentally hits on Kaguya, Sakura and Haken do not take it lightly.
  • Dual Wielding: Ichiro, though Sakura also does this during their Limit Break.
  • Elemental Powers: They miss out on the Ice attacks though.
  • Flat "What": Sakura's jealous expression easily doubles as this.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: If a pretty girl compliments Ichiro anytime during the game, Sakura will do this.
  • Guilt Complex: Ichiro gets one in chapter 37 when he blames himself for even attempting to launch the group to the Tarqaron and thus had casualties on their side. Turns out they're alright, though it's lampshaded by the group that the things they did to survive that should not be humanly possible.note 
  • Instant Costume Change: If they're executing their Limit Break, it's Sakura who changes to her soldier outfit. While if it's their MAP attack, it's Ichiro who changes to his civilian outfit.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Named Weapons: "Reiken-Arataka" for Sakura's katana and "Shintou-Nagayasu" for Ogami's katana.
  • Nitro Boost: Ichiro's "Captain Command - Wind" skill is the closest, casting a +2 Square Movement on every ally. Definitely useful on a Timed Mission or if you want your characters to get to their location faster.
  • Sword and Gun: Ichiro does keep a gun with him and he'll use his right hand to shoot enemies.
  • The Power of Love: It kills enemies and is able to restore a gigantic sakura tree back to life.

Dante and Demitri Maximoff

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa and Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)

  • Bat Out of Hell: Their MAP attack consists of Demitri turning into bats while Dante plays Nevan.
    • As expected, this is more or less Demitri's secondary gimmick, as can be expected from a vampire. Parodied when they're paired with Ulala, who's surprised at the brightness of his aura, which causes Demitri to let out an Evil Laugh and shout out "I'm Batmaster!" in Gratuitous English. Dante also expresses surprise, but mostly towards the fact that there's so many demons with a sense of humor.
  • Catchphrase: Dante's "Jackpot!" shows up again here.
  • Face Palm: Demitri does this occasionally.
  • Irony: A devil hunter paired with a vampire devil.

Haken Browning and Kaguya Nanbu

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama and Yukana (Japanese)

  • Catchphrase: Haken has "Welcome to 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.
  • 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.
  • Death from Above: Kaguya's CHESTO!
  • 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.
  • Gag Boobs: Kaguya still hasn't changed from those clothes.
  • Gratuitous English/Gratuitous Spanish: Haken as usual. Kaguya tries to pull off one though she falls short.
  • 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.
  • Multicolored Hair: Kaguya, as a reference to Kyosuke's multi-colored hair.
  • 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.
  • Swiss Army Gun/Bayonet Ya: How Nightfowl works.
  • 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.
  • Continuity Snarl: A rather jarring case for Yuri. Since characters in Tales of Vesperia can't use artes with blastia, Estelle being excluded due to being a Child of the Full Moon, Yuri would need his blastia to use it...which he shouldn't since he's pulled from the end of his game and yet has his blastia with him.
  • 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.
  • Everything Is Better With Spinning: The fan-favorite Shining Fang is still one of Yuri's attacks.
  • Holy Hand Grenade/Light The Way: 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.
  • 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: Yuuichi 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.
  • I Need A Freaking Candy: Kurt brought his candies along with him.
  • 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."
  • Wave Motion Blade on a Stick: How Riela ends their Limit Break.
  • 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)

  • Badass in Distress: The first time you see him, Jin's undergoing pain from the Devil Genes, so Akira and Pai must get to him (which is practically on your first turn unless you foolishly went and tried beating up the Mooks.
  • Badass Normal: Xiaoyu. While Jin has the Devil Gene backing him up, she has basically nothing but training and unseeable muscle.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

  • Badass Creed: When the both of them recite Shion's Spell Blade.
  • Boobs of Steel: It doesn't get anymore literal than with these two, KOS-MOS especially.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: T-elos pulls off an Enemy Mine situation with KOS-MOS when the latter almost gets absorbed by Seth
    • Face–Heel Turn: This doesn't stick in the sequel as T-elos becomes a rival unit again.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: KOS-MOS agreeing to give Seth a tour of the Woglinde ship. Ken even lampshades it:
    Ken: Right, 'cause it's not like he's RIDICULOUSLY OBVIOUSLY EVIL or anything.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Except T-elos adds more to it by giving the enemy a Boom, Headshot! with her T-Skylla move.
  • Leitmotif:
  • 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 then 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 two games where KOS-MOS by her lonesome was a powerful Game-Breaker, they're just reduced to Lightning Bruisers in this game. Still a powerful one but doesn't really 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.
  • 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." She finally found it.
  • 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 that vocal bug that's been plaguing her for a couple of games now ...nya. Lampshaded the line after its first appearance.

X and Zero

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai and Ryotaro 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.
  • 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.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Zigzagged. For some reason both X and Zero don't call some of their attacks, this happens when this particular attack is only part of a combo which ends with an attack that they do call out:
    • X doesn't call Tornado Fang, Frost Tower, Double Cyclone and Triad Thunder.
    • Zero doesn't call any of his attacks but Rakuhouha, Genmurei (Genmu Zero in Western releases) and Raijingeki.
  • Charged Attack: X's regular Charged Shot and his Special Charged Shot. He also charged some of his Variable Weapons in this game.
  • 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.
  • Easter Egg: X gets his Hadouken here! AND the Shoryuken in the sequel!
  • Elemental Powers:
    • An Ice Person: X's Frost Tower and Zero's Hyouretsuzaun, both from X4.
      • In the sequel, he enters the battlefield for Cross Hit supports riding on an ice platform made of a Charged Shotgun Ice (the bottom half of it even looks like Chill Penguin).
    • Blow You Away: X's Double Cyclone (X4) and Storm Tornado (X1).
    • Extra-ore-dinary: X's Tornado Fang (X3) and Spin Wheel (X2).
    • Playing with Fire: X's Rising Fire and Zero's Ryuenjin, both from X4, X's Fire Wave from X1 and the Shoryuken from X2.
    • Shock and Awe: X's Triad Thunder from X3, Zero's Raijingeki (X4) and Raikousen (X8).
  • Gratuitous English: X's attacks are spelled (katakana) and spoken in english.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Sorta. In the Western versions, Zero's attacks are still untranslated, but Genmurei is localized as Genmu Zero.
  • Ground Pound: Zero's Rakuhouha move, as well as X's full-charge Triad Thunder in the sequel.
  • Heroic BSoD: Zero suffers from this when he sees Iris and the latter shaking his belief to the very core. You then have to save both X and Zero or defeat Vile within Turn 8, otherwise it's game over.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: X's Hadouken of course, bonus points for his Hadouken getting the same treatment Ryu's Shinku Hadouken gets in most crossovers, it turns into 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.
  • 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.
  • Shoryuken: X's Rising Fire and Zero's Ryuenjin.
    • In the sequel, the duo perform the actual move in their MAP Attack.
  • Spin Attack: Vertically with Zero's Kuuenzan from X4.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: They have this dynamic, with Zero focusing on melee and X on guns and special powers.
  • Sword Beam: Zero's feared Genmurei from X5 (Genmu Zero in Western versions), and X's Twin Slashers (X4) to a lesser extent due looking like standard sword beams but they are fired from his X-Buster instead.
  • 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 Spikes: 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.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Zero especially, although curiously enough he couldn't replace or even appear on the Box Art along with X, marking the first time ever X was chosen over Zero for anything promotional related.

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.
  • 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: New Age of Heroes 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.
  • 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 Normal: Another fighting game character without any sort of supernatural ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This Is Gonna Suck/"No. Just... No" Reaction: His response to the group using the Revolver Cannon to be shot up onto Tarqaron.
    Bahn: "Aw, no. Awww, no."
  • 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)

Vashyron

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, even if they haven't "developed" yet but show "potential."
  • 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 .

Neneko and Neito

Voiced by: Tamaki Nakanishi and Mariko Suzuki (Japanese)

Heihachi Mishima

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (Japanese)

  • 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.
  • 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: Considering he's the leader of a criminal organization. Jin also hates the idea of having him around. Heihachi even showed annoyance about how "Shadaloo refuses to share their R&D data with him".

Sanger Zonvolt

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese)

Valkyrie

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese)

  • Marshmallow Hell: Her final support attack in the sequel as she drops down as a giant.
  • Me's a Crowd: Summons a few mini versions of herself to throw bombs at enemies in the first game.
  • Running Gag: Seventeen, especially when you pair her with Kurt and Riela.
  • That Came Out Wrong: First she promises the Nameless to only call them by their numbers. But as they encounter a new group of heroes, she cheerfully introduces them and herself as "Kurt and Riela. I'm Number Seventeen".
  • This Is a Drill: How she starts off her support attack in the first game.

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
  • 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 Abomination|s 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.

Arthur

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese)

  • Clothing Damage: Whenever he finishes his support attack.
  • Demoted to Extra: Went from fully playable to just a support unit.
  • Disney Death: Apparently dies when a bomb explodes with him at point-blank range. Nope, he returns at the very beginning of the following chapter and proudly proclaims that his armor can protect him from any damage, but only once.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When paired up with Reiji and Xiaomu, he is excited to get up close and personal with the enemy. Xiaomu gets perturbed (or slightly excited), because he said this when he was in his boxers.
  • Interface Spoiler: You'll find out right away that he survived his Heroic Sacrifice thanks to the interface telling you to readjust your solo supports due to the party being split and him still being one of the available supports.
  • Leitmotif: "1st BGM" from the original Ghosts 'n Goblins.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: At least until it falls apart.
  • Naked People Are Funny: His near nudity is often milked for laughs in the first game. Also finishes his assist move with an explosion so powerful it destroys his armor.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Arthur's armor, as usual, breaks and leaves him unharmed in his underwear from practically any impact. Regardless of how big an impact.
  • Retirony: Lampshaded mercilessly by Riela. He survives with no problems.
  • Running Gag: Him in his boxers on his pre/post dialogue counts with a lot of units lampshading it.

Lady

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)

Imca (Ace Number One)

Voiced by: Masumi Asano (Japanese)

  • A-Cup Angst: Gets angry when Vashyron brings up the "raisin" joke.

Alisa Bosconovitch

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese)

Rikiya Busujima

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese)

Bruno Delinger

Voiced by: Ben Hiura (Japanese)

Ulala

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:
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Sure, you might chuckle at how she 'fights', and the other characters in the game certainly perceive her as silly, but do you want to know how badass she really is? In Part 2 of her game she came back from the brink of death through sheer willpower to save the entire milky way and sent the Big Bad hurtling across outer space. Granted, Clap Your Hands If You Believe played quite a role in all this, but still!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plucky Girl: Ulala does NOT give up. Period.
  • SpaceX: 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.
  • Unexpected Character: While she's pretty popular amongst SEGA employees and fans, you would have been laughed at for suggesting she ever had a shot at appearing in an SRPG.

Saya

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese)

  • Absolute Cleavage: Which she exposes while performing Shunka Shuto.
  • Anything That Moves: She flirts with practically every guy on the team, even Kite, who is a minor. Lampshaded by the poor kid in the second game.
    Kite: Wh-Whoa! Stranger danger!

Juri Han

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese)

  • Does Not Like Shoes: The only thing covering her feet are Taekwondo straps.
  • Electronic Eyes: One of her eyes is where her Feng Shui Engine is located.
  • 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".
  • 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: Uses Kaisen Dankairaku and Senpusha when fought as a rival. Her assist move keeps both attacks and adds Shikusen and Fuhajin.
  • 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 Solo Units who were ever enemies.
  • Only Sane Man: Surprisingly, she fills this role when paired up with Saya and Aya-Me in the sequel, by reminding them both that they are not playing a part in the courtroom showdown.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Even though she is clearly not happy about it, Juri still works for Shadaloo in the sequel. While previous games 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 simply vanishes from the plot after being defeated in Ylisse.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She does this more than anybody else in the game at least once in every chapter.
  • Slasher Smile: Her default facial expression, which gets exaggerated during her assist portraits.
  • Spoiler Opening: The fact that she was fighting alongside the protagonists in the opening kinda ruined the surprise. Would have been an Unexpected Character otherwise.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With the heroes in the first game, and Bison in the second.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: While "friend" may not be the proper word, it's clear from the pre-battle dialogues that absolutely nobody likes having her around.
    • Taken even further in the sequel, where 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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Juri only joins the heroes so she could get revenge on Seth, nothing more. She becomes 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: Averted. Unlike her original self, this 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 this time 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/Zabel Zarock

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese)

  • Back from the Dead: In 2, right where the party last saw him at. When he first shows up, it's just his head.
  • 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 realize that he was grossly 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: Especially to Chris and Jill, since they're used to zombies made from viruses, not actual undeads from fantasy.
  • Shock and Awe: Electrocutes his foes in his Limit Break.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Still one to Hsien-Ko.
  • Your Head Asplode: Inverted when he tries to usurp Jedah's power and grows big, he 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 he explodes again.

Selvaria Bles

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese)

Riemsianne la Vaes

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese)

  • Anything That Moves: She might be the queen for this game. She even kissed Coco Tapioca (a freaking robot) to brainwash it to do her bidding. After the reveal on how she uses this to control people, the group immediately assumes she did this to Selvaria as well once she came to Riemsianne's aid.

Aya-me Fujieda

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese)

  • Back from the Dead: Implied to have died once when she appears in front of Ichiro and Sakura.
  • Dominatrix: With her whip and outfit, she definitely fits the appearance.
  • 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, she is still forced to fight the heroes.
  • Summon Magic: Her Multi Attack involves her summoning several Kouma to blast you.
  • That Woman Is Dead: Whenever anyone calls her by her whole name she has to remind everyone about this fact.
  • Whip It Good: Fittingly for her dominatrix appearance, her physical attacks all employ a whip.

Ciseaux

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese)

  • Berserk Button: Calling him a rabbit which the entire party at Stage 34 just does.
  • Butt-Monkey: in comparison to the other villains in the game, to the point where at one point Aya-me knows that he will screw up somehow.

Seth

Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese)

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: When he first appears before he decided to go naked. Guy's got style too; too bad he had to go ruin it.

Nemesis


  • BFG: Still carries his signature bazooka from Resident Evil 3.
  • Brick Joke: The first words out of his mouth in the sequel are B.S.A.A.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Though pretty he is not.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His single-target special attack involves thrusting a stake through the victim's body, usually in the 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.

Dural


  • Chrome Champion: Dural is covered head to toe in metal.
  • Continuity Nod: As stated above with Akira, also 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.

Astaroth

Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese)

  • Breath Weapon: A flamethrower from the mouth in his belly.
  • 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.
  • Large and in Charge: Of the Infernal Village.
  • 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.

CocoTapioca


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: 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. Can also summon Sub-Morolians that attack by performing a can-can dance.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Subverted, while in Space Channel 5 he danced alongside you if you defeated him, here he stays an antagonist throughout the game.
  • 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 could 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.

Skeith


Vajra


  • 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: Albeit one with a vaguely humanoid face.
  • Recurring Boss: Though it's implied that it's a different Vajra that's encountered each time.
  • Shock and Awe: That cape on its back is actually an organ that unleashes electric storms.
  • The Worm That Walks: Aragami are actually aglomerations of Oracle Cells.

Vile/VAVA

Voiced by: Hiroshi Shimozaki (Japanese)

  • Ax-Crazy: He is 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 continuity is X4 and he was destroyed in X3). And is back again in 2 as Vile Mk. 2.
  • Dual Boss: He and Sigma fight you together in the second game in the chapter where Sigma first appears.
  • Enemy Mine: He brought Sigma back in 2 because he knows X and Zero hate him more than he does.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Wants to kill X and prove himself more fitting to "change the world".
  • Laughing Mad: Vile does this when he first appears in Chapter 20.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulates Sylphie, Ouma, AIDA, and the heroes to get back a rebuilt Ride Armor and revive Sigma in "Summation of Malice".
  • Mini-Mecha: Wouldn't be Vile without his Ride Armor.
  • 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: Doubles as a Wave Motion Gun.
  • 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.

Dokumezu

Voiced by: Yoichi Nishijima (Japanese)

Dokugozu

Voiced by: Toru Nara (Japanese)

  • The Unfavorite: Implied. When you beat Dokumezu in Chapter 31, 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)

  • 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 reveals he's tried, but couldn't quite gather the willpower to go through with it.
  • Theme Naming: No. 1 in German.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With his brother Drei. Becomes a Terrible Trio when they are joined by Due.

Drei Belanos

Voiced by: Kazuya Tatekabe (Japanese)

  • Theme Naming: No. 3 in German. Wait, what happened to No. 2? Well...

Due Flabellum

Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese)

  • Blow You Away: Attacks with blasts of wind from her Combat Hand Fan.
  • Dragon-in-Chief / The Heavy: The true Big Bad of the game is Meden. Due does most of the plot and you don't face off against Meden until the end of the game, although you do see Meden appear in several scenes of the game.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Of all the things Due does, it's not until she eats Mii's flan that some of the characters, especially Mii herself, treat her as anything more than an annoyance.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Or whatever she's whacking you with.
  • Theme Naming: Arguably No. 2... in French! (deux)

Meden Traore

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka

  • 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: Let's just say he hits hard a lot and be done with it.

     Non-Playable Characters 

Aura

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.

Iris

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
  • Killer Robot: As an enemy at least.
  • 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.

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback