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Kazuma Kiryu* and Goro Majima*

Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda and Hidenari Ugaki

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Fittingly for a professional criminal, Kiryu's outfit is very sharp and stylish.
  • Badass Normal: Probably the most prominent examples. At first glance, they appear to be just yakuza. (Well ex-yakuza in Kiryu's case.) Then you play their games and realize they are anything but. Not including the fact that they have fought zombies before. Evidently, their skills serve them well enough to help Ryu and Ken beat down Bison on top of the Millennium Tower.
  • Badass Boast: When Majima learns that Shadaloo is behind the Kamurucho outbreak:
    Majima: Shadaloo, huh?... A few knives in a few ribs, and maybe they'll reconsider.
    • This becomes a Brick Joke later, when Kiryu and Majima join Ryu and Ken in fighting Bison on top of the Millennium Tower near the game's climax.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Phoenix and Maya are surrounded by a lot of zombies, Majima and Heihachi do this trope to rescue them. Kiryu later blows up a van to save the four of them down the line.
  • Call-Back: On the Queen Zenobia, Majima gets disappointed he wasn't with the group dealing with the raxine bombs, saying he would've been "all over that". Back in Yakuza 2, Majima was trying to disarm a time bomb despite not knowing the first thing about how to do so safely. He said he did it solely on instinct (IE was just dumb luck).
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: When Thanatos spreads amongst Kamurucho, Kiryu wonders if he should resume fighting, having gone on the straight and narrow. Majima understands, but uses this trope to convince Kiryu to take up arms in the city's defense.
  • Chainsaw Good: Majima brandishes this a few times in their attacks.
  • Cool Guns: Majima has a riot shotgun and Kiryu has an ''anti-material rifle'', although he has his reservations on firearms. Lampshaded by Chris and Jill, who are surprised they can find those kinds of weapons in Japan. However, as they are taken from the events of Dead Souls where both of them have access to a black market arms deale, their use of weapons are justified.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Majima in their MAP Attack, where he throws a bunch of grenades at their airborne foes, which Kiryu shoots out of the air.
    Majima: Look at the pretty fireworks~!
  • Dynamic Entry: How does Kiryu save Majima, Phoenix, Maya, and Heihachi from a horde of zombies? Blow up the tanker near them.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Majima is a hardened Yakuza from a crime family with members aiming to get to the top no matter how dirty the methods, but even he thinks the Mishima Family is messed up and dysfunctional beyond belief.
    • He says that M. Bison is a "royal bastard" even by his own standards.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Majima's signature HEAT attack as a boss, where he spins around like a top while sticking his knife out, serves as one of his last attacks, and shows up in their Special Attack.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: They seem to have been taken from the point in their timeline when Yakuza: Dead Souls was going on: Kiryu and Majima wield their guns from that game and their section of Kamurocho is ravaged with ''them''.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Majima will pull out a flamethrower and gleefully roast his enemies.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Despite being from the gun-centric Dead Souls iteration of the series, Kiryu still uses a good deal of his hand-to-hand skills and Heat attacks, including his "Komaki Dragon King" kick from Yakuza 5 during his super attack.
  • Grenade Spam: Majima tosses several grenades at his foes in their MAP attack.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Kiryu and Majima can go from bare-handed to weapons consisting of knives, katanas, handguns, machine guns, shotguns, flamethrowers, chainsaws, grenades, grenade launchers, and an anti-material rifle.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Kiryu ends their support attack with him slicing a katana towards the enemy.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: HEAT Sniping, where Kiryu uses his rifle to shoot and detonate Majima's grenades in their MAP attack.
  • I Owe You My Life: Majima is very grateful of Phoenix as he got Majima innocent on a previous case, implied to be his incarceration in Yakuza 4.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: In their support attack, Kiryu finishes an enemy with his katana HEAT action, Raging Bull.
  • Knife Nut: Majima is this, being the Yakuza series' Ax-Crazy maniac. Though Kiryu also uses his knife HEAT action in one of his attacks.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: How Kiryu finishes their special, drawn in the graphical style of the first game's cover art.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Tatakai no Theme/Theme of Battle" (aka Kiryu's theme) from Yakuza: Dead Souls (also used for their Multi Attack)
    • "Funk goes on" from the first Yakuza game (also used in their Special Attack).
  • Limit Break: Some of their HEAT attacks are present in-game in different combinations. Kiryu's Lotus Palm Strike and Majima's knife spin are the last set of attacks they learn, Kiryu performs his Komaki Dragon Kick alongside the aforementioned knife spin and they perform the HEAT Sniping gimmick from Dead Souls in their MAP attack.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Majima towards some of the female cast. When Felicia is partnered with him and Kiryu, she comments how she was going to perform a special dance before the fight, then Majima comments that he's tempted to slip her some cash but can't figure out where to put it in. Generally speaking, he does get away more with this behavior than Ogami and Vashyron.
  • Megaton Punch: Kiryu's Lotus Flare Palm, one of his HEAT actions used in his last attack.
  • Only Sane Man: "Sane" being relative, you can always count on Majima to openly question what the heck is going on at every turn in the story. He's the one who always points out the absurdity of just about everything.
  • Precision F-Strike: While the rest of the game doesn't shy away from swearing in general, it's still somewhat notable and fitting when Majima calls Bison a "shithead" towards the end of the game. When he fails to defeat an enemy, he drops a "Sonnuva BITCH."
    • He also belts out "Motherf—-" at Demitri's party, when it turns out the men are forced to foot the bill for Sylphie and Miyuki's catering.
  • Red Baron: Respectively known as "the Dragon of Dojima" and "The Mad Dog of the Shimano Family". Heihachi is at familiar with both of their reputations through their monikers alone. In their pre-battle conversation, Kiryu responds by calling Heihachi "The King of the Iron Fist", while Majima comments that their nicknames sound like the boxing match of the century.
  • Shipper on Deck: Majima refers to Maya Fey, in different ways, as Phoenix Wright's girlfriend.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Kiryu and Majima throw this at Bison when facing off against him on top of Millenium Tower.
    Majima: You don't get it, do ya, Bison. A "great town"? That's what we are to you?
    Bison: What?
    Majima: Listen up, shithead. You know what you'll find in Kamurocho? People. The pretty, the ugly. The strong, the weak.
    Kiryu: ...
    Majima: And of course, the funny... and the scary.
    Bison: What exactly are you trying to say, yakuza scum?
    Kiryu: He means you don't know a damn thing about our town... And that your little bad-guy game is just about over.
    Bison: ... How dare you.
    Majima: It's the sad, sad truth, Mr. Shada-Lunatic. Time to pay up.
    Kiryu: Because you owe the people of Kamurocho a whole lot for what you've done.
  • Slasher Smile: Majima gives one while tossing grenades.
    Majima: Do it... Kiryu-chan!
  • Wrestler in All of Us: One of Kiryu's moves is a reverse Death Valley backbreaker. He even launches people into the air with a giant swing for their MAP attack.
  • Yakuza: It's the name of their home series in the West, for God's sake.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Kiryu wonders if there will be an end to his battles. Majima invokes this trope, stating that it's the fate of the Dragon of Dojima.

Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima*

Kazuya voiced by: Masanori Shinohara

  • Archnemesis Dad: Kazuya is one to Jin, while his own, Heihachi, is a Solo Unit. Having all three makes one happy Big, Screwed-Up Family.
  • Badass Boast: One of the liners they drop when performing Fated Combination:
    Kazuya: Pray to your god, for all the good it will do you!
    Jin: You're headed straight to hell!
  • Berserk Button: Aside from having Heihachi around, Kazuya's is being told he's weak, even if it comes from an extraterrestrial being of flame like Pyron.
    Kazuya: "Weak"? Step over here and say that, punk!
  • The Bus Came Back: Slightly overlaps with Redemption Promotion; Kazuya went from being a Rival in Namco × Capcom, to missing the original game, to returning as a Pair Unit in Brave New World. Apparently, he was stuck in the Makai realm, trying to harness the power of the Devil Gene.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Tekken characters never do this, but Kazuya makes an exception by shouting "DEVIL BLASTER!!!" in their MAP attack. He also calls out "INFERNO!" when firing a laser in his Devil form.
  • Catchphrase: Jin, naturally, during their Fatal Combination special.
    Jin: "Kyoufu wo oshiete yarou!" ("I'll show you what real fear is!")
  • Cross Counter/Punch Parry: As a Shout-Out to Tekken 6's second arcade opening and Bandai Namco's current logo, Kazuya ends their Fated Combination Limit Break by partaking in one against Jin... with the enemies in the middle.
  • Enemy Mine: Circumstances have forced them to work together; neither is happy about it when they and Heihachi meet each other in the Darkstalkers universe.
  • Eye Beams: Kazuya uses this when in Devil form.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Jin and Kazuya would tell Alisa to cover herself up since how she's dressed is considered shameless. She calls them back out on them going around topless themselves.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: when Hotsuma demanded why the heroes have the Mishimas in their party, Kazuya tells him to "go stick a shuriken in it" before telling him that he should help fight off the surrounding monsters if he's got the breath to smear people. Natsu summed it up nicely.
    Natsu: Nice, you're both a giant douche AND completely right.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Mêlée à Trois: Their initial reunion starts out this way with Heihachi, but they are soon forced into allying with each other. When the cast gathers in the epilogue, the Mishimas' reason for cooperation disappears; to help keep the party in check, Ryu suggests that each of them battle each other in a 3-way fight with each side having 3 representatives - Jin is backed up by Ryu and Akira, Heihachi teams up with Chris and Ken, and Kazuya reluctantly allows Kiryu and Phoenix to fight with him.
  • Mythology Gag: Their Super Attack. See Cross Counter above.
  • Not So Different: They both equally hate Heihachi, and their victory conversation together has Jin suggest that Heihachi's old bones probably can't keep up with them, while Kazuya adds that he'll be playing bingo in a retirement home soon. Heihachi notes that their hatred of him is one of the few things they can agree on.
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: Jin and his Devil-gene, which he constantly fights to keep from coming out. Kazuya eggs him on to awaken his power. Also Kazuya and his own Devil-gene, but he actually uses it from time to time.
  • Super Mode: Kazuya turns into Devil Kazuya for one of their standard attacks and their MAP attack. Despite having the Devil Gene present, Jin does not succumb to any transformations in any way, although Kazuya is all too eager to try and bring it out of him.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Jin and Kazuya REALLY don't like each other, but are made to team up anyway, much to their disgust.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Of the Tekken cast and possibly the whole hero side, Kazuya is this, only tying with Heihachi. Luckily, Reiji and Xiaomu negotiate his cooperation by agreeing to update him on what had happened in the human realm since his time in Makai.
  • Unfriendly Fire: On both ends. Jin's Spinning Flare Kick during their Special Attack hits Kazuya as well, and Kazuya attacks both the enemies AND Jin with his Devil Blaster in their MAP attack.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Jin and Kazuya do this to each other to egg the other on. Perhaps this is just their twisted way of getting the other to fight their best? They also do this with Heihachi if paired with him.

Demitri Maximoff and Morrigan Aensland

  • Battle Aura: Demitri, which he brags about it being the aura of nobility. Mocked by Morrigan who snarks that he's forgotten how to "turn it off".
  • Blood Knight: To the point of being connoisseurs. Morrigan goes by how much fun she has kicking her opponents ass, Demitri only cares if they can bleed at all and can be picky of the type.
  • Enemy Mine: Their first meeting has Demitri challenge Morrigan to determine the Makai realm's new ruler. Then Phoenix, Maya, BB Hood and the rest of the party arrive to mess their plans up.
  • Face Palm: Like in the previous game, Demitri has dialogue art specially reserved for this.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Morrigan's is played for fanservice. Demitri's is played for laughs.
  • Gratuitous English:
    Demitri: Let's play...
  • Kiss of Death: Morrigan gives this before she and Demitri do their MAP attack.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Feast of the Damned" (also used for their Special Attack)
    • "Deserted Chateau" (also used for their Multi Attack)
  • Magic Missile Storm: Demitri's Demon Blast and Morrigan's Finishing Shower spam a lot of flaming bats and wing missiles. Their MAP attack, too.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Morrigan of course.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Both are nobles of the highest rank in the Makai Realm and can kick serious ass.
  • Self-Duplication: Morrigan makes a copy of herself during her limit break of Darkness Illusion, as well as her Astral Vision in one attack and MAP attack.
  • She's Got Legs: Morrigan is proud of it when mentioned of the Shadaloo Dolls dress code.
  • This Is a Drill: Morrigan's Valkyrie Turn and Demitri's Bat Spin, from both sides!

Strider Hiryu* and Hotsuma*

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Hiryu's Cypher sword and Hotsuma's Akujiki. Mostly for Hiryu when Hibana asks if his Cypher Edge has the power to absorb souls like Akujiki, and he replies no as it is redundant anyway as all his blade needs to do is "slice and dice".
  • Attack Drone: Hiryu brings forth his Options, as usual.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: One of Hiryu's dialog portraits sport this. This is also Hotsuma's idle pose.
  • Blade Spam: Their special in a nutshell. Hiryu finishes it with his Ragnarok Hyper Combo from Marvel vs. Capcom.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": The kanji on Hiryu's outfit is the head character on his name (飛 or Hi).
  • The Bus Came Back: Hiryu went from a playable unit in Namco × Capcom, to missing the first game, to return as a pair for Brave New World.
  • Canine Companion: Hotsuma can summon the Ninja Dog Yamato from the Shinobi spinoff Shadow Dancer for a few attacks to attack the enemy: amusingly enough, if it doesn't actually connect with the enemy, it shrinks into a puppy like the dog in that game did if the enemy managed to shake it off.
  • Consummate Professional: Both ninja are straight and to the point, having a steel focus on their mission or the battle at hand. This is to the chagrin of Natsu, who is the complete opposite. Leon appreciates the professionalism, but remarks that it's too quiet.
  • Cool Sword: Both of them: Hiryu has his plasma-blade Cypher whilst Hotsuma possesses the life-stealing blade Akujiki.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Hiryu's suggestion on getting away from the Balrog? Do it the exact same way they first did it in Namco × Capcom: launch themselves from the catapult to Miyuki's ship. Everyone who had to do it before just gave up trying to justify it to the newcomers.
  • Cyber Ninja: Hiryu is a ninja who brings out futuristic gadgets and robots in battle.
  • Flash Step: Hiryu performs his Vajra move, where he moves fast enough to create copies of himself. Hotsuma also performs quick flash steps when he attacks which leaves afterimages in his wake.
  • Knife Nut: Along with using Akujiki, Hotsuma also likes to spam a lot of kunais, which he never seems to run out of.
  • Laser Blade: Hiryu's Cypher uses plasma to cut through hard targets like tanks.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Raid!" from Strider (also used in their Special Attack)
    • "Patience" from the PlayStation 2 Shinobi game (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Ninja: What both of them are if it wasn't obvious looking at them. Specifically, they are Capcom and Sega's representatives (aside from Hibana and Kage-maru) while Natsu is Bandai Namco's. They also form a time ninja trio, with a ninja from ancient times (Natsu), a modern times ninja (Hotsuma) and a ninja from the future (Hiryu).
  • Odd Friendship: Hiryu seems to be fond of Valkyrie. He offers her his scarf if you have them team up and asks her if she wants him to kill Kamuz in Chapter 20.
  • Playing with Fire: Hotsuma uses his fire dragon jutsu in an attack.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Both sport a similar long, red scarf of badassery. If you team them up with Valkyrie, she'll compliment them on their wonderful mufflers, leading Hiryu to offer her his if she wants it; Hotsuma's is apparently off-limits, though, as he claims that it's become "a part of him".
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Hiryu has usually a short and straight answer to any villain's attempt to taunt him, usually followed by "die" or a variation thereof.
  • Super Speed: Both Hiryu and Hotsuma move extremely fast while attacking, both appearing to teleport around and leaving afterimages at times.
  • Sword Beam: Hiryu uses the "Boost" technique from Strider 2 in their MAP attack, releasing a number of multi-colored plasma waves at his enemies.
  • Wall Crawl: Hiryu can do this on the side of the screen. Somehow.
  • You Are Already Dead: One of Hotsuma's attacks end with this. Their MAP attack after Hotsuma slashes down at enemies before sheathing Akujiki, before causing a Delayed Causality.

Chun-li and Ling Xiaoyu

  • Anime Chinese Girl: Both are one, somewhat justifying their pairing despite being owned by different companies.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Chun-Li uses her famous "Gomen ne!" taunt during their super attack. And it does damage.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Much to Chun-Li's chagrin, Xiaoyu uses a lot of the former's catchphrase.
  • Crutch Character: Available very early, is the first unit that will get a MAP attack that targets 4 enemies right from the word go, and will eat up a lot of the grunts if players let them, leaving behind the other characters and their much needed experience. Considering some of them don't get a MAP attack until the plot gives it to them, they'll really fall behind when the latter chapters come up and they're forced into the party.
  • Cultural Stereotypes: Pair them up with Pai Chan and they all star making Funny Bruce Lee Noises, which Chun-Li lampshades.
  • Declaration of Protection: Chun-Li tells Xiaoyu that's she's gonna protect her after the latter accidentally barged in on a confrontation between the former and a Shadowloo-Ouma meeting.
  • Genki Girl: Xiaoyu. Chun Li worries she may look old in comparison...
  • Goomba Stomp: Both of them do this with Xiaoyu doing an exaggerated version of this in their Limit Break.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In a post-victory quote, Chun-Li tells Xiaoyu not to say that all of the men must kneel before them. Pair them up with Valkyrie and Chun-Li will say that line with Xiaoyu commenting that the quote came out of nowhere.
    • They note how Hibana doesn't stand out much from other ninjas, and they all have to compete to look unique. Hibana responds by asking them if they looked in the mirror recently.
  • Kick Chick: Chun-Li as always.
  • Leitmotif:
    • Chun-Li adopted the Volcanic Rim theme from Street Fighter IV (also used for their Multi Attack).
    • Xiaoyu's theme is the intro music for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (also used for their Special Attack).
  • Running Gag: Anytime Chun-Li and Reiji meet, it's always at Shibuya for some reason.

KOS-MOS and Fiora*

Fiora voiced by: Eri Nakao

  • Beam Spam: Generally KOS-MOS, although Fiora gets in on it during their MAP attack.
  • BFS: Fiora borrows one of KOS-MOS' to perform a variation of Shulk's Monado Buster.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In one chapter, Fiora uses Reyn's "What a buncha jokers!" line after Nemesis appears with reinforcements.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: KOS-MOS changes into a Magical Girl outfit in one of their attacks. Fiora can also shift between leg units for different functions.
  • Chest Blaster: KOS-MOS's X-Buster cannon in one of her attacks as well as in her limit break, both requiring her cleavage to be bared.
  • Combat Stilettos: KOS-MOS Cyberkick attack, not only does she kick an enemy rapidly, but each kick fires a cannon blast from her heels. Ouch!
  • The Comically Serious: KOS-MOS, as usual.
  • Dual Wielding: Fiora wields a pair of curved swords.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Fiora fast-forwards this with KOS-MOS after about two or three fights in their debut chapter, with KOS-MOS stating they only just met minutes ago. Even during battle, Fiora will sometimes say she felt a bond between them, and KOS-MOS says she didn't sense anything of the sort but humors her anyway.
  • Guest Fighter: Both Fiora's and KOS-MOS' games were created by Monolith Soft, but Xenosaga was made when Monolith was part of Namco, while Xenoblade was made after they were bought by Nintendo, which technically makes Fiora a Nintendo character.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: Fiora counts as this, being a Homs that has been mechanized by the Mechon.
  • Laser Blade: KOS-MOS's Dragon Tooth in its saber mode, which she'll sometimes pass to Fiora to use for an attack.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Fiora appears in her Mechon form. Said form is one of the biggest twists in Xenoblade.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "She's Coming Back" from Xenosaga Episode III (also used for their Special Attack)
    • "You Will Know Our Names" from Xenoblade, continuing its use of the game's Bootstrapped Theme after Shulk's appearance in Super Smash Bros. (also used for the Multi Attack)
  • Mighty Glacier: KOS-MOS and Fiora have a couple of attacks with immense combo potential, allowing them to string together immense combos and easily set up an opponent for an incoming assist/solo unit. Unfortunately, they also have low MOV, so without constant use of movement boosts, they tend to lag behind at the rear of a battle and aren't as useful as they could be.
  • More Dakka: Once again, KOS-MOS makes use of her gatling guns.
  • Pun: Their Support Attack Lunar Blade is pretty much Spell Blade from the Xenosaga series, where the characters recite a poem's line for each slice. The first line is shinoburedo, and Xenoblade is pronounced almost similar (zenobureido).
  • Robot Girl: Kos-Mos is this. Fiora looks like one, but is just a human whose body has been modified with robotic components.
  • Sharing a Body: KOS-MOS houses Mary Magdalene's soul while Fiora houses Meyneth's. Both alternate personalities show up every now and then.
  • Verbal Tic: Just like before, KOS-MOS still has that vocal bug... nya.

Kite and Haseo*

Haseo voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

  • The Ace: Kite, to Haseo.
    Haseo: So that's why Kite of the .hackers is a legend.
  • The Assimilator: In a sense with Haseo. In the final battle with Skeith, Haseo assimilates it into himself, regaining his lost avatar powers.
  • BFS: One of Haseo's weapons, with Chainsaw Good added to the mix.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: People tend to think Haseo is evil or at least a delinquent from his appearance, which annoys him, saying that's just how his player character looks.
  • Delayed Reaction: When Kite and Haseo lead the party back into the real world, Haseo assures that they are indeed in the real world. After all, their character graphics are still smooth and sharp and... hey wait...
  • Dual Wielding: Both Kite and Haseo can dual-wield blades.
  • Heroic BSoD: Kite nearly goes through this when he comes to R:2 of The World for the first time and Haseo informing him that there, Aura no longer exists.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: As opposed to Kite who sticks with his twin blades, Haseo can switch between twin blades, a heavy blade, and a scythe. Kite and Alisa will also comment on what other possible weapon types Haseo will specialize in next.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Several characters comment on how excessively designed Haseo's outfit is.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Stairs of Time" (also used in their Special Attack)
    • "Yasashi Ryoute" aka Gentle Hands, the ending theme to .hack///G.U. Volume 1 (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Mistaken Identity: In the prologue, Haseo nearly gets into a fight with a confused Kite, mistaking him for Tri-Edge, then the actual target appears.
  • Red Baron: Haseo, the Terror of Death. In fact, when he gets his Avatar back later on, he proves exactly why he's called that.
  • Reverse Grip: Both Kite and Haseo use dual blades in this fashion.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Haseo can't wrap his head around time travel, so by the time the Resonance of Fate crew and Alisa show up:
    Haseo: Oh my god, PK me now.
    • Irony: Considering he's a Player Killer Killer, this is even more hilarious than what it should be.
  • Series Continuity Error: Haseo is pulled from a point in time that he is aware of the Outer Dungeons and the Outer Bug monsters, however by that point he should be fully aware of the fact that Azure Kite is not Tri-Edge and shouldn't be holding the grudge against it that he does throughout this game.
  • Sinister Scythe: One of Haseo's weapons. In particular, he uses the Lost Weapon, Ticking Death.
  • Super Mode: Haseo uses his Skeith Form in their MAP attack. He also uses it to fight a Vajra Aragami in the opening, alongside a Devil Triggered Dante.
  • Time Skip: For Haseo, it's been seven years since Kite's adventures.

Akira Yuki and Kage-Maru*

Kage-Maru voiced by: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

  • Badass Armfold: Parodied when he and Akira had to make it to the Zenobia, they did it via a rowboat, or more specifically, Akira did all the rowing while Kage-Maru just stood on top of the bow with his arms crossed the entire trip.
  • Badass Back: Akira will sometimes tell Kagemaru to watch his back, who responds there's no need since Akira's back is a weapon in and of itself.
  • Badass Boast: Hibana notes that Kage-Maru doesn't use a blade despite being a ninja and Akira adds he should at least use shuriken. Kage-Maru declares he has no need of such things and that "the only blade he needs is the one in his heart".
  • Badass Normal: Kage-Maru, compared to the other ninja in the game. He lacks the flashy weapons, techniques and speed of his counterparts, fighting only with jujitsu.
    Hibana: A shinobi without a katana, eh?
    Akira: You could at least use some shuriken, Kage-Maru.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Ai ga Tarinaize", the 2nd opening to the Virtua Fighter anime (also used in their Special Attack)
    • "Ride the Tiger" (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Mercy Kill: Kage-Maru wishes to do this with Dural. After all, Dural is actually his mother, having been roboticized, and wants to put an end to her pain.
  • Ninja: Kage-Maru. But unlike Hiryu and Hotsuma, Kage-Maru's fighting style is strictly hand-to-hand.
  • Ring Out: Kage-Maru does this to the enemy in their super move, but the kick also sends him off of the edge as well. Not that it hurts him, though.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Kage-Maru drags Akira along for the ride, intending to find the real Dural and destroy her.
  • Years Too Early: Akira does a spin on his usual victory quote, occasionally saying that the opponent is "twenty years too early". Kage-Maru is shocked that he had added in another ten years to his training regimen. Segata also namedrops this, and as with Pai in the first game, Akira states that he has to say it after winning, while Kage-Maru points out that Segata is not a man restricted by the confines of time.

Dante and Vergil*

Vergil voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Dante's Rebellion and Vergil's Yamato. Especially the latter as it can cut through dimensions.
  • Big Little Brother: Although Vergil is the older sibling, Dante age-wise is much older in his appearance. Lampshaded by Akira when Vergil appears for the first time. Justified when taking into account where both characters were taken in regards to the Devil May Cry canon: Dante's appearance in from the first game which chronologically takes place 10 years after Devil May Cry 3, while Vergil was taken from a day following said game's events.
  • Call-Back: Their Limit Break is one to how they both beat Arkham in DMC 3.
  • Catch and Return: When Dante throws Rebellion using Round Trip, Vergil is on the other side, catching and throwing it back at Dante, who also catches it.
  • Cool Guns: Dante brings his signature guns, Ebony and Ivory, and also the Kalina Ann.
  • Doomed by Canon: Subverted concerning Vergil's eventual transformation into Nelo Angelo.
  • Gun Fu: Dante during his Rainstorm move. He suggests Leon to try it out if paired while Vergil declares this trope "the height of vulgarity".
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Vergil with his Yamato, as usual.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Ultra Violet" (also used in their Multi Attack)
    • "Vergil Battle 3" from Devil May Cry 3 (also used in their Special Attack).
      • Notably, both of those themes are taken from Vergil's boss battles.
  • Musical Assassin: Dante uses Nevan for their support attack. When paired with Ulala, Dante starts playing it while Vergil tries his hardest to not listen.
  • Mythology Gag: Their super attack's finalenote  completely mimics the "Jackpot" moment from Devil May Cry 3.
    • To boot, their MAP attack uses Dante's Level 3 hyper combo from Marvel vs. Capcom 3, "Devils Must Die".
  • Named Weapons: Pair them up with Captain Commando and Dante name drops Ifrit while Vergil mentions about Beowulf. They both don't have it in this game however.
    • Aside from the aforementioned Dante's, Vergil brings his Yamato and Force Edge to this game.
  • Not Quite Dead: Despite Nelo Angelo being present and Dante having his DMC1 appearance, Vergil seems to be quite alive. Turns out this Vergil comes from a time when he separated from Dante for only half a day after the end of Devil May Cry 3.
  • Off-Model: Slight example: the sprites in their Limit Break shows them preparing to fire a charged shot, with Vergil holding Ebony Gangsta Style. The actual animated cut-in has Dante do it instead with Ivory.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Guess who. One has a BFS and multiple weapons (including firearms) while another sticks with a katana and magic swords. If they're paired with Ingrid, she also points out that the hero being the red one is unusual in her post-battle quote.
  • Tag Team Twins: Would count as an Enemy Mine situation... except this Vergil is from post-Devil May Cry 3 where he separates from his brother for only half a day and hasn't found Mundus yet. As such, he isn't outright hostile to Dante or any of his allies for that matter.
  • Take Up My Sword: Lady has been Put on a Bus, leaving Dante to take up Kalina Ann in her stead.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted with Vergil. Normally he's this, but in this game he doesn't have as much animosity towards Dante.
  • You Look Familiar: In a sense, when they note how Nelo Angelo has similar energy signals to Sparda, unaware of how he is Vergil circa Devil May Cry 1.

Zephyr and Vashyron

  • Hypocritical Humor: Vashyron would sometimes criticize Zephyr for his shooting style, asking why he can't "shoot like a normal person", despite the fact they're both Gun Fu experts.
  • Knife Nut: Zephyr now uses knives in his neutral-A attack. They're certainly more useful here than in his home game.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "The Beginning of Eternity" (also used in their Special Attack)
    • "Irruption [B]" (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Vashyron, which was one of the reasons Alisa made sure to put him in a transport shell with only men. He and Majima don't take it well.
  • More Dakka: Their Gun Fu is all about this, especially in their limit break and MAP attacks. Vashyron will sometimes call Zephyr out on this, saying "hundreds of shots is overkill", and Zephyr states that's the whole point.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The end of their super attack mimics how Vashyron finishes his fight with Zephyr in their game's opening. Hell, the entire attack is a big Call-Back to Resonance's opening.
    • Chapter 25 has them don the same reindeer costumes that they wore in the Christmas mission in their home game.
  • Ma'am Shock: Male version on Vashyron's part. He took offense to being called "mister"/"oji-san" by Kite in Prologue 4, insisting on being referred to as "big brother"/"onii-san".

Ciel Alencon* and Nana Kouzuki*

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto and Emiri Katou

  • Big Eater: Nana has a lot of lines about the food she wants to eat, and suggests that everyone try an oden sandwich. This stretches to villains too: when Pyron appears in The World and poses a question to the party, Nana wordlessly holds up an oden.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "F.A.T.E.", the opening to God Eater 2 (also used in their Special Attack)
    • "No Way Back", an insert song featured in God Eater 2 (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Morph Weapon: As per the usual with God Eaters. Nana's default form is a hammer while Ciel has a BFS.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Nana is the bubbly and energetic Red. Ciel is the formal and reserved blue.
  • Sempai Kouhai: The two of them are kouhais to Alisa, and in their shared outro, she namedrops Soma and Lindow to their delight.
  • Stripperific: Contrasting Ciel who's wearing a lot, Nana barely wears anything.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Nana's odenpan, which she almost always offers to the party.

Sakura Shinguji and Gemini Sunrise

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: One of Sakura's opening attacks is this followed by a katana slash. Literally if she's fighting a steambeast, mechon, or other metallic enemy.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Sakura does this once again with her Army uniform in their super attack, and Gemini does the same with her uniform in their MAP attack.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sakura even more so in this game as Ogami is now partnered with Erica instead of her.
  • Contralto of Danger: Gemini does this a few times which confuses Sakura. It's because Geminine sometimes manifests from Gemini.
  • Gratuitous English: Gemini does this often, being part of the New York Combat Revue and all.
    Gemini: OH MAH GAWD!
  • Hypocritical Humor: Sakura will get angry when she sees Oogami having romantic moments with Erica, but sees nothing wrong with herself flirting with Segata.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Gemini throws a baseball at the enemy for their Super Attack. Sakura will also use mops.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Sakura naturally uses one. Gemini, despite looking like a cowgirl, also favors using one.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan/Manifest! Imperial Floral Assault Group" (also used in their Special Attack)
    • "Chijo no Senshi" (also used in their Multi Attack)
  • Not Helping Your Case: When the Sakura Wars cast suggest using the giant magnum to get to their next destination, the others were not quite sure about it. Sakura said the landing coordinates have been improved and that the amount of passengers falling out was minimal.
  • Samurai: Both of them, with Gemini being a Samurai Cowboy.
  • Ship Tease: Sakura with Segata Sanshiro, referencing the commercial they had together.
  • Split Personality: Geminine takes over during some pre-battle dialogues, causing Sakura to freak out at Gemini's sudden change in demeanor. Also a gameplay mechanic: If Gemini is damaged by at least 30% of her HP during the enemy turn, the split personality awakens and grants the pair a boost in attack and defense.
  • Sword Beam: Sakura can fire ki waves from her katana, while Gemini can somehow fire volcanic boulders from hers.

Ichiro Oogami and Erica Fontaine

  • Battle Couple: Much to Sakura's annoyance.
  • Blade on a Stick: Ichiro uses a halberd for a few of his attacks. To be exact, it's Glycine Bleumer's halberd.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Aside from her Cat Girl costume, Erica now also changes to her army uniform in their super attack.
  • Chick Magnet: Ogami as usual, much to Sakura's chagrin. Now, he weaponizes it to the party's benefit, flirting to get special deals and other extras for the party.
  • Cool Guns: Erica's main means of attack are her two crucifix-shaped machine guns, which are called Gabriel and Raphael.
  • Covert Pervert: Ogami's MUCH less covert than the first game, with his body being "physically driven" to peek in baths as well as being a natural flirt. Of course, he falls squarely in Chivalrous Pervert as well, being much more polite than Vashyron and Majima.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Oogami and Erica will sometimes use toy hammers and paper fans. Erica will also use maracas to fight, referencing her infamous Good Morning Dance from her own game.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Mihata no Moto ni" (also used for their Special and Multi Attacks)
    • "Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan/Manifest! Imperial Floral Assault Group"
  • More Dakka: Ogami and Erica unload rounds into airborn enemies using the crucifix machine guns. Much like her team with Gemini in the previous game, she trips and catches one of them in a panic, requiring Ogami to catch the other and fire.
  • The Power of Love: Their MAP attack amounts to this: Ichiro extends his hand to a winged Erica and their declaration of love decimates affected targets.
  • Signature Sound Effect: The "Affection Up!" sound effects now play whenever Ichiro uses his natural Chick Magnet tendencies, also matching depending on how impressed they are.

Chrom* and Lucina*

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The Exalt and Princess of Ylisse
  • Badass Family: Chrom is a legendary warrior and the current ruler of the kingdom of Ylisse, while his daughter Lucina is one of the few people who managed to survive the genocide brought upon by the dark dragon Grima.
  • Blade on a Stick: Both Chrom and Lucina make extensive use of lances in addition to swords. Chrom can do so as a Lord, but Lucina always changes into the Bride class to use them.note 
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: Lucina normally uses a sword, but occasionally she switches to the Bride class to use a bow.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Lucina can change into the Bride class for her lance attacks, even though she can technically use lances as a Lord.
  • Continuity Snarl: A slight one. Chrom and Lucina are introduced as the Prince of Ylisse and his daughter. In Awakening, Lucina didn't reveal her parentage until after Chrom became Exalt.
  • Cool Sword: Falchion and Parallel Falchion, which were forged from a divine dragon's fang. The Levin Sword too, which allows them to summon lightning bolts at will.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Lucina looks up to Estelle as a princess and competes with her.
  • Guest Fighter: The Fire Emblem series they originate from is copyrighted by Nintendo.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Lucina's mere presence counts due to her identity as Chrom's daughter from the future.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Conquest (Ablaze)" (also used for their Multi Attack)
    • "Divine Decree (Ablaze)" (also used for their Special Attack)
  • My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: Played for Laughs. Much of Lucina's dialogue with the Solo Units has her shower her father with nothing but affection and praise, usually in comparison to something they bring up. Chrom is quick to correct any crazy assumptions his daughter has of him.
  • Mythology Gag: Their super attack ends with a shot mimicking their game's cover art, albeit without Lucina wearing her mask.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Chrom is the king of his halidom, and Lucina is a (future) princess, both are capable of dealing out pain.
  • Shock and Awe: Both Chrom and Lucina use the Levin Sword to summon lightning.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Lucina will change into her bridal dress to attack with lances and bows. Their MAP attack consists of Lucina combining this with the Astra skill to pepper the enemies with arrows.
  • Title Drop: Their special attack is literally titled Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo


    New solo units (in order of who joins the party) 

New solo units are:

  • Solo units who are new characters.
  • Solo units who are old characters and previously part of a pair unit.
New characters are noted with asterisk (*).

Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey*

Voiced by: Takayuki Kondo and Satomi Hanamura

  • Action Survivor: Phoenix as he's dragged around by these crazy adventures thanks to B.B. Hood targeting him.
  • Assist Character: During their attack, Phoenix and Maya will also summon the Steel Samurai and the Pink Princess, two fictional superheroes from their own game.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: In a sense with Phoenix. Then there's the ending where everyone says this about him as well as his hair to explain why he was selected as the third member for Kazuya and Kiryu's team in a martial arts brawl about to happen. He naturally calls objection to this line of reasoning.
  • Badass Normal: One's a spirit medium and the other's a defense attorney. Neither of them have much combat experience (unless you count Nick fighting Galactus that one time).
  • Battlecry: "HOLD IT!", "OBJECTION!", but this time they're weaponized.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Phoenix true to form would do this when hearing something crazy like in his own series.
  • Delayed Reaction: In the ending when he suddenly realized that he was chosen to be Kiryu and Kazuya's third team member in a martial arts brawl.
    Kazuya: Enough talk. Come on.
    Kiryu: Don't get hasty, Kazuya Mishima. That's how you get turnabouts. Right, Professor?
    Phoenix: You said it. (beat) ... Wait, waitwaitwaitwait! What am I doing here?!
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Turns out the reason they can take on so many foes is because Morrigan gives them the power to do so.
  • Dub Name Change: In their native Japan, they are addressed as Ryuchi Naruhudo and Mayoi Ayasato.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: It's their trademark after all. In-story, he delivers this to both Saya and Shadow. Both undergo a Villainous Breakdown, though Saya recovers very quickly and is implied to be just playing along with it.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Maya uses confetti and Phoenix uses paper like in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • Leitmotif: "Cornered-Variation-2001" is their battle theme. "Objection-2001" also appears.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Phoenix and Maya are not fighters, but were given the ability to fight back against the enemies by Morrigan. Despite this, they are probably the most effective supports as they can instantly break through an enemy's guard. They can also hand out a buff to instantly break guards as well as increase EXP and CP to their own unit.
  • Mythology Gag: Like in his home series, Phoenix's last line is his "OBJECTION!", when objecting to some crazy situation he gets dragged into. In this case, he gets selected to participate in a martial arts brawl with Kiryu and Kazuya against Ryu, Ken, Chris and Heihachi.
  • Only Sane Man: Phoenix, considering that even Maya gets in on the fighting quite well.
    Phoenix: I can't wait to return to the courtroom... where everything makes SENSE.
  • The Smart Guy: Sometime during the story, Phoenix will point out the obvious lies in the bad guys speeches and will often deduce the truth from their various "testimonies", Theme Music Power-Up included.
  • Tag Team: Yes, they are a duo acting as a Solo Unit. Just like Tron and Servbots before them. Justified as neither of them, stated above, do a lot of fighting.
  • Touched by Vorlons: The reason they can fight is because Morrigan empowers Maya's Magatama. Considering how canonically powerful Morrigan really is, Phoenix and Maya needed it.
  • Weapons-Grade Vocabulary: They use the series' trademark "OBJECTION!!!" as an attack, although this is the first time their speech bubbles were left untranslated.
    • Pair Phoenix up with Kite and Haseo, and they'll ponder over what "attorney class" is, with Kite saying it could be interesting, "arcane incantations and stuff."


Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi

  • Assist Character: Aty calls upon her summons to help her in battle.
  • Cat Girl: When she becomes Shartos.
  • Chaste Hero: Played with. She knows when the likes of Vashyron are perving on her, but she thinks that when Morrigan wants to spend the night with her, she just wants to talk all night with her just like in the original game.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Played for Laughs. When she shouts "Fiddlesticks!" at the Ouma agents, Xiaomu tells her to watch her language, even though nearly everyone else said something worse at least once.
  • Grammar Nazi: Justified in that she's a teacher. When Dokumezu says he has to lie down after being defeated, Haseo is quick to correct him with lay down. But...
    Aty: (holding her pointer) Actually, there's no direct object, so "lie" is correct. The confusion arises because the past tense of intransitive verb "lie" and the present tense of—
    Kite: Basically, if he ever decides to start laying eggs, let us know and we'll revisit the topic.
  • Hot Teacher: Can be seen this way. Vashyron and Majima certainly think so.
  • Leitmotif: "Taiyou ga Yondeiru" the opening theme for Summon Night 3


Voiced by: Fuyuka Oura

  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Much like her master Taki. Morrigan jokes Natsu has this in common with Demitri. She adamantly states her attire was inspired by her master and NOT Demitri.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Compared to the other ninja characters. Her bright red attire should be enough, but Natsu is also a Motor Mouth, not a common trait to have for a stealthy person.
  • Leitmotif: "Faster than a Howling Wind"
  • Motor Mouth : Just pair her with Hiryu and Hotsuma to see the contrast.
  • Ninja: To round out the trifecta witn Hiryu and Hotsuma above as Bandai Namco's main ninja.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the lively Red Oni to... every other ninja (Hiryu, Hotsuma, Hibana and even Kage-Maru) in the game.
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: Holds the sealed demon Arahabaki inside her, and can summon it to attack foes.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Despite being from the 1600s, she talks like a modern day teenager. Albeit one who has no idea how to handle technology. This isn't lost on characters like Chun-Li and Vashyron, who note how similar Natsu talks to their partners Xiaoyu and Zephyr.
    Kage-Maru: O shinobi of the distant past, show me your powers...
    Natsu: Sheesh, do you EVER loosen up? Hey, here's a cool move, take that stick outta your ass.
    Akira: Hard to tell who's really from the past here...
  • Wrestler in All of Us: One of Natsu's moves includes a jumping spinning frankensteiner.
  • You Remind Me of X: A lot of characters who have traveled together in Namco × Capcom note that she has Taki's sense of style and fighting skills. Justified since she's Taki's student. Played for laughs by Tarosuke, who recognizes Natsu's style as Taki's, but is disappointed that she's not as busty as her.

Ryo Hazuki*

Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze

  • Badass Normal: Similar to his successors Kiryu and Majima, except without their usage of weapons. His solo attack further emphasizes this: it has the least amount of hits out of any solo attack in the game and consists entirely of basic martial arts strikes, ending in a hold strike.
  • But I Read a Book About It: When paired with Ryu and Ken, Ryo asks for the technique scrolls for the Shotokan style to learn the moves. Ryu seems shocked Ryo can learn moves by reading about them and Ken suggests his "fighting school by mail" course. To be fair, Ryo is able to learn new moves in his home series by acquiring technique scrolls.
  • Canon Welding: Of sorts. The Phoenix Mirror was stolen by M. Bison, and Ryo crashes a Shadoloo-Ouma meeting (with Chun-Li and Xiaoyu) to demand it back by force.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: The only thing Ryo relies on, and they're pretty basic.
  • Leitmotif: "Main Theme" from Shenmue.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: When paired with Jin and Kazuya. In his home game, Ryo wanted to avenge the murder of his father, so it concerns him how Kazuya and Jin are acting like mortal enemies.
    Ryo: You guys are father and son, right? Why must you fight?
    Kazuya: Stupid kid. You actually believe in parental bonds?
    Jin: This is between the two of us. Don't butt in, Ryo.

Captain Commando*

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu

  • Gratuitous English:
  • Ground Punch: His ever popular CAPTAIN CORRIDOR.
  • Leitmotif: "Stage 1 (City)"
  • Meaningful Name: CAPtain COMmando.
  • Playing with Fire: His gauntlets can generate fire blasts, which he uses in the Captain Fire and Captain Kick attacks.
  • Powered Armor: He wears a power suit known as the Captain Protector.
  • Put on a Bus: His Commando Team (Mack, Ginzu, Baby Head and Guy) were playable units in Namco x Capcom, but here they are nowhere to be seen. According to the Cap, they are in other areas investigating chain-related incidents.
  • Shock and Awe: His gauntlets also generate electricity, which he uses in the finishing move of his assist attack, which as it should be, its the good ole' CAPTAIN CORRIDOR, engulfing his foes in a pillar of electricity.

Leon S. Kennedy*

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa

  • Badass Normal: Ostensibly a normal guy like Chris and Jill, he nevertheless will show that he can kick some supernatural asses too.
  • Guns Akimbo: Fires two handguns like this while prone.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Strapped to the brim with guns as far as the eye can see. His arsenal is rather limited compared to Chris and Jill's, carrying only a mine thrower, his dual Wing Shooter pistols, incendiary grenades and a rocket launcher.
  • Leitmotif: "Main Theme" from Resident Evil 6
  • Mythology Gag: The rocket launcher he finishes his attack with is the special red rocket launcher he used to finish off Osmund Saddler. He even refers to it as "custom-made" and that he and "this guy go way back." He also describes the Ustanak as "an ex-girlfriend: guy doesn't know when to quit", the same way Jake Mueller described it back in Resident Evil 6.
  • Only Sane Man: Refuses to believe in any of the supernatural cross-dimensional happenings at first, but gradually accepts it.
  • Running Gag: Hates, hates, hates escort missions.
  • Sticky Bomb: Starts his solo attack with the popular Mine Thrower.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: He is taken from the events of Resident Evil 6, which chronologically takes place after Revelations, where this game's Chris and Jill hail from. This factors in his recruitment chapter, where he refuses to join the party and is suspicious of his younger RE compatriots.


Voiced by: Masako Jo

  • Leitmotif: "Seek No Escape" from Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Really 700 Years Old: She implies this. Xiaomu tells her they don't need another "young-looking old lady".
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Houses the Psycho Power used by the Street Fighter series' Big Bad, M. Bison.
  • Take That!: Xiaomu lampshades Ingrid being shoehorned into the Street Fighter series by sarcastically telling her everyone is dying to know what her non-existent backstory is.
  • The Rival: Xiaomu considers her to be one since they're both Really 700 Years Old, mysterious in various ways and female. Also for both almost thinking alike when it comes to shipping.
  • Tickle Torture: Threatens to do this to her enemies in her post-battle quote.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Does see the potential in a Ryu x M. Bison shipping.

Axel Stone*

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

  • Badass Normal: Took down numerous crime syndicates with just his fists and makeshift weapons.
  • Casting Gag: He and Chrom share a voice. This confuses Lucina.
    Chrom: Lucina, keep your guard up.
    Axel: Nah, it's OK to take a break every now and then, Lucina.
    Lucina: Ngh... I'm not sure who to listen to...
  • Cowboy Cop: Is considered a detective despite his look.
  • Cutting the Knot: When the floor everyone is on is lined with time bombs, Axel warns the party they only have ten minutes to disarm all of them, or it's game over. How to disarm the bombs under the time limit while fighting off zombies at the same time? Axel demonstrates the best way to disarm them is to simply smash them, however dangerous it sounds.
  • Elemental Punch: His Grand Upper, Dragon Smash, and Dragon Wing are the fire variety.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears red ones. It's also how to tell him apart from his robot clone, Break, who wears blue ones.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Axel fights using only his fists, though he would comment at points how he could stand to have a weapon if given the chance.
  • Leitmotif: "Go Straight", the theme of the first stage in Streets of Rage 2.
  • Playing with Fire: His Elemental Punch consists of this.


Voiced by: Aya Endo

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Leanne was able to get Kazuya and Jin to quit butting heads and focus on the enemy in front of them, making the two question if she's secretly a devil.
  • Demoted to Extra: Was formerly teamed with Zephyr in Project X Zone, but became a solo unit in the sequel.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Uses one to finish off her solo attack.
  • Gun Fu: Retains this like Zephyr and Vashyron. When paired with Chris and Jill, she suggests they also incorporate this in their gunplay, but they decline the idea.

June Lin Milliam*

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura

Alisa Illinichina Amiella

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto

  • Art Shift: Uses her God Eater 2 costume.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Coupled with Underboobs due to her open top. Jin and Kazuya tell her to close it up, which isn't lost on her.
  • Demoted to Extra: Is now a Solo Unit to make room for Ciel and Nana. Soma's whereabouts are unknown. At the very least, Lindow is mentioned in passing (not by name) as the commanding officer who orders her to join the party.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite wearing a midriff-baring top that shows her Underboobs, Alisa draws the line at baring her legs in their entirety, stating "that would be indecent".
  • Hypocritical Humor: When told about the Dolls of Shadaloo, she along with Felicia were shocked and disgusted that Bison would kidnap young girls and force them into outfits that showed off their legs.
    • Alisa invokes this when Jin and Kazuya are advising her to wear more modest clothing.
  • Leitmotif: "No Way Back".
  • She Is All Grown Up: She grew a lot in the 3 years after her last trip through alternate worlds, much to the delight of the more lecherous party members (especially Vashyron) and to Xiaoyu's changrin.
  • Time Skip: According to her, it's been at least 3 years since she's last seen Vashyron, Zephyr, Leanne and Kite.
  • Underboobs: Even more pronounced in this game that quite a number of people comment on her clothes. She defends that apparently, there's no size for her.

Pai Chan

Voiced by: Minami Takayama

  • Anime Chinese Girl: When teamed up with Chun-Li and Xiaoyu, she proclaims that it's time to show their enemies the strength of Kung-Fu while proceeding to make Funny Bruce Lee Noises. Chun-Li quickly catches on and says that they might be a bit too stereotypical.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Her first appearance has her appearing from out of nowhere and destroys the Mook Maker that Dokurobo was using.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Uses M. Bison's But for Me, It Was Tuesday quote from the Street Fighter movie as a post-battle quote. Chun-Li notes how familiar it sounds.
  • Leitmotif: "Ai ga Tarinaize"
  • Take That!: Inadvertently towards Chun-Li when paired with Ryu and Ken. She worries if she took Ryu's suggestion on training her kicks she might develop chunky legs if done too much.


Voiced by: Kana Asumi

  • Assist Character: Felicia summons backup dancers who kick her opponent high into the sky.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Just as she gets into her cabaret outfit.
  • The Bus Came Back: Previously appeared in Namco × Capcom, didn't appear in the first Project X Zone, then returns in the second. Her conversation with Chun-Li and Xiaoyu makes reference to King, her partner from NXC.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Changes into a cabaret outfit to finish off her solo attack.
  • Cool Pet: Ciel and Nana certainly think so, much to Felicia's annoyance.
  • Dance Battler: A given as Felicia is a dancer. Her Dancing Flash is obvious, but she can also summon a chorus line of showgirls to literally kick your ass.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Lampshaded by Ciel and Nana if paired with her.
  • Gratuitous English:
    Felicia: CURAZY FOR YOU!
  • Girly Bruiser: Felicia is pretty feminine and can kick ass. She still expresses disappointment that her movie debut was a martial arts action flick and demands Ken to get her into a romance film role next time.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When told about the Dolls of Shadaloo, she along with Alisa were shocked and disgusted that Bison would kidnap young girls and force them into outfits that showed off their legs.
  • Idol Singer: She was in Paris to do a concert, but then winds up summoned by Aty's magic.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Near the end of her attack, Felicia throws out her red ball normally used in her Cat Spike move, but it instead explodes into confetti.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She fights practically naked, much to the joy of a good portion of the male cast. Although Felicia argues she's not naked since she has her Fur Bikini.
    • When paired with Reiji and Xiaomu, Felicia will unknowingly offer Reiji to spank and pinch her luscious ass due to taking their coded flirty talk literally (the owing tofu bit). Reiji comments he might have to clear up what Xiaomu meant to her.
  • Kick Chick: More towards her backup showgirl lineup.
  • Leitmotif: "Felicia Stage (USA)"
  • Little Bit Beastly: As part of being a catwoman.
  • Natural Weapon: One of Felicia's taunts is that she wouldn't mind sharpening her claws on the enemies.
  • Playboy Bunny: In the last part of her attack.
    Felicia: I'm a cat AND bunny girl! How does that work!?
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When Ryu advises using an Kuchuu Tatsumaki Senpukyaku to help them out in catapulting to Makai from the Marvel Land theme park...
    Felicia: Ryu. The rest of us CAN'T. DO. THAT.
  • She's Got Legs: Felicia herself, and her showgirl chorusline who kick very high.
  • Shock and Awe: One of her moves is an imitation of Blanka's Electric Charge move.
  • Stripperiffic: Obviously, much to the delight of the men, especially Vashyron and Majima, the former even offering her to start a hostess club with him and the latter tempted to slip her cash for a dance.
  • Thong of Shielding: Emphasized in some of her cutscene portraits.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the Darkstalker cast, as Demitri and Morrigan are anti-hero at best. She even chides Demitri of staking claim to worlds after beating Pyron, stating that the worlds are for everyone.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her Fur Bikini counts as this.

Segata Sanshiro*

Voiced by: Hiroshi Fujioka

  • Awesomeness Is Volatile: The enemy explodes upon landing after getting Judo thrown by Segata, akin to his Saturn Bomberman Fight! commercial.
  • Background Music Override: A minor version: whether or not his theme plays when you control the pair that has him as the solo unit, there's still a random chance that you'll hear the familiar "SEGA!" shout when you pick that pair as one of the pair's themes begins to play.
  • Berserk Button: Yuri pushes it by accident when he says that he really doesn't have the time to play, since both Yuri and Flynn need to find Estelle (plus Yuri just doesn't want to deal with Segata's shenanigans). Segata then gets furious and challenges both Yuri and Flynn for it.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He demolishes it. For example, he namedrops Katsuhiro Harada (the director of Tekken and the man who successfully pitched the localization of the Project X Zone games) when paired with Jin and Kazuya, demands that Chrom and Lucina play on Classic Mode, and points out the Xenosaga/Xenoblade connection with KOS-MOS and Fiora. Everybody else is rather confused at this. Justified because, unlike all of the other characters, he is an otherwise normal human who advertises games. He also throws enemies right at the screen before bouncing back.
  • Brick Break: A very strange variation that can only be seen in the challenge mission where he's the main boss since he doesn't have a Multi Attack when he's fought in the main game: he essentially gathers up his enemies into a single pile and then sends them flying with a headbutt.
  • Catchphrase: Guess.
  • Captain Obvious: Pair him up with Demitri and Morrigan and he says that they're not human. Doubles as a Shout-Out to one of the commercials he did.
    • There are also this one.
    Segata: Be careful for the Zombie! They're not human!
  • Famed In-Story: Almost every Sega character has known him, even across dimensions, space, and time. Except for Gemini.
  • Fastball Special: Tosses both Yuri and Flynn towards Estelle to get closer to her. Fortunately, both don't explode.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Segata seems to start out as an enemy unit. As with Zanger before him, he ends up picking a fight with Yuri. Unlike before, the Vesperia native comes out on top.
  • Leitmotif: You knew this was coming.
  • Made of Explodium: What happens when he gets his hands on you.
  • MST3K Mantra: Segata just so happens to know every Sega character in the game. Reiji realizes that it's impossible because of time and space reasons. Segata's reasoning:
    Segata: Segata Sanshiro will live forever in your hearts!
    Xiaomu: Uh... Inspiring, but not exactly an answer...
  • No Indoor Voice: Segata seems to shout out all his lines. Yuri bluntly asks him if he "has a level below 'scream'."
  • Say My Name: "Sakura-saaaaaaaaan! Sakura-saaaaaaaaan!"
  • Self-Duplication: Can do this in reference to the Dragon Force II commercial.
  • Ship Tease: With Sakura, as a Shout-Out to his commercial for Sakura Wars 2.
  • Unexpected Character: Mainly due to the fact that he was initially plugged to sell the Saturn and wasn't technically a video game character. But don't tell him that, lest he throw you into hell itself.
  • Use Your Head: One of his moves, likely in reference to his Solo Crisis ad.
  • Violation of Common Sense: Plugs the Sega Saturn... despite being in a video game released long after the Saturn's end.
    • Is Famed In-Story throughout time and space at least among the Sega cast, through the past and the future and alternate dimensions, because he's Segata Sanshiro.


Voiced by: Mai Nakahara

  • A-Cup Angst: When she sees Otohime.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Briefly in her cut-in after changing clothes.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When the party first meets her, she's brainwashed. Again. She becomes a Rival Unit, requiring Yuri and Flynn to beat some sense into her.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In chapter 31 she states she knew of amusement and parks, but amusement parks are something altogether new to her.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Changes into her "Enchanting Belle" outfit to finish her solo attack. X and Zero question if she's actually a reploid changing her body parts instantaneously, but she says she actually practiced how to change her clothes fast.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Because of Bison's brainwashing, the party has to fight her every now and then. Not the first time Yuri's had to do that.
  • Fanservice: Now wants to be an Enchanting Belle. She even changes to the appropriate costume and says "SEXY TYPHOON!" at the end of her solo attack instead of "Sacred Penance".
  • Friendly Rivalry: With fellow Naïve Newcomer princess Lucina.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Nearly all of her special dialogue consist of her writing a book about whomever she's paired with. Some of her stories are inappropriate, including a story about brothers when paired with Dante and Vergil or a story of a father and son when paired with Jin and Kazuya. There's also an accessory that's a picturebook written by her.
  • Leitmotif: "Ring a Bell"
  • Light Is Good: Makes use of several light-based attacks, including Holy Lance and Sacred Penance.
  • Non-Standard Game Over: Happens if anyone else but Yuri and Flynn defeat her in the Tarqaron.


Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka

  • A Taste of Power: She joins in Prologue 3 paired alongside Hiryu and Hotsuma and has one of the best self-buff skills of the game (although at that point, it's overkill). Naturally, she's the final solo unit that joins the party.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Takes off her mask at the end of her Solo attack. She also does this when she first appears to both Hiryu and Hotsuma as a sign of her trusting the two of them to believe her.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Lampshaded by Chris, who wonders how Jill would look dressed like Hibana.
  • Leitmotif: "Jade Water", also named "Vengeful Beauty"
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When she does join the party for good, she does so by crashing the glider she's fighting three Ninja Mooks on into the Dragonturtle Mk. 1, which is precariously perched on the end of the spaceship Balrog...making it fall off the edge. Oops.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: As Nightshade is a sequel to Shinobi, she is careful to not impart any information towards Hotsuma that could change the flow of time.

     New Rival Units 


Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi

  • Beware the Silly Ones: Speaks in broken English and acts bubbly and air-headed. While she's a fairly manageable enemy normally, in the penultimate stage, she's piloting the 9-9 Mini-Mecha, which has a massive range, is mobile, and can hit for tons of damage. Underestimate her and she'll do to you what she does to the Japanese language.
  • Co-Dragons: She and Saya serve this role to Byaku Shin.
  • The Coats Are Off: Sheath throws off her jacket vest at the end of her limit break with a "Thank you so much!"
  • Death Dealer: Uses weaponized playing cards, similar to Haken's.
  • Engrish: In the localized version of the game, where she speaks in broken English and constantly ends her sentences with "desu".
  • Gratuitous English: "Thank you so much!" Justified as she's part of the American branch of Ouma.
  • Killer Rabbit: A ditzy were-rabbit who doesn't look much, but is actually pretty dangerous.
  • Leitmotif: The only villain character that has one, though it only happens when she gets to pilot the 9-9 Mini-Mecha. 9-9 Byaku Shin.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Those ears and tail? She's a demon rabbit.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Uses a shield in conjunction with a one-handed sword.
  • Mini-Mecha: She pilots one and serves as the penultimate boss fight.
  • Nebulous Evil Organisation: Like Saya, she too works for Ouma.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: When piloting 9-9; while she still takes damage when attacked, her force field recovers any health lost as soon as the player's attack ends. The party must first destroy the source of her shield before attacking her directly.
  • Playboy Bunny: Dresses like one, befitting her American origins.
  • Precision F-Strike: Uses "Kuso" towards the end of the game.
  • Punny Name: Her name's basically the English translation of Saya's name, and fittingly they're close friends.


Voiced by: Mamiko Noto

  • Covered in Gunge: That she can also weaponize. She drops this after she is defeated for the last time.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: Will use her Mizuchi Claw attack as her limit break, the giant claw hand from her body slime.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: She's the One-Winged Angel form of Jun Kazama, Jin's mother. Her real identity seems to trouble the Mishimas.
  • Stripperific: Her only "clothes" is the purple slime on her body, which many took note of when she first appears.
  • The Voiceless: Unknown never speaks in any encounter until the final one.

Azure Kite

Voiced by: Sayaka Aida

  • Creepy Child: He looks just like Kite, but with ragged clothes and a Thousand-Yard Stare. Justified, as he was created from Aura's memory of him.
  • Dual Wielding: Just like Kite, but his blades have three edges.
  • Evil Twin: To Kite. Subverted in that he's not Tri-Edge and isn't even a bad guy. He just happened to level drain Haseo instead of Ovan.
  • Guttural Growler: When he growls out Aura's name, attempts to chant Data Drain during his Limit Break and during his defeat cry.
  • Wild Card: Even among the villains, he's got his own agenda. Kite suspects him as this considering he frees Aura from the statue, brings Skeith back to Haseo, and takes out AIDA from Zero. Haseo spares him after defeating him for the final time, noting that he and Azure Kite will deal with their beef after the adventures are over.


Voiced by: Akio Suyama

  • Ax-Crazy: He REALLY wants to kill Yuri in every way imaginable.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: He takes after his appearance from his final battle, deranged, and packing a huge Blastia Arm.
  • Not So Different: Vile thinks this of Zagi as they both live to make the ones they hate suffer.
  • The Power of Hate: Came Back from the Dead because of his hate for Yuri and the desire to destroy everything. Vile, resurrected for the same reasons, points this out to Zagi and offers an alliance.


Voiced by: Kenta Miyake

M. Bison

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto

  • Back from the Dead: Died in Namco × Capcom but came back to life thanks to his Psycho Power.
  • Big "WHAT?!": When defeated. "NANDATOOOO!?!"
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Can take over the will of a individual thanks to his Psycho Power. Ken and Estelle are some of his victims.
  • Breaking Speech: Bison mocks Kiryu and Majima at Millenium Tower, gloating that they should feel honored he chose their town to test out the Thanatos and T-Abyss viruses.
  • The Bus Came Back: Previously appeared in Namco × Capcom, didn't appear in the first Project X Zone, then returns in the second.
  • Deadly Lunge: His trademark Psycho Crusher.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's the first major power player of the game to die.
  • Disney Villain Death: He falls off Kamurocho's Millennium Tower after receiving a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown by Ryu, Ken, Kiryu, Majima, Ingrid and Ryo.
  • Dub Name Change: He is Vega in Japan.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He's worked and hired quite a lot of villains in this game. Notably, he has access to the Dural clones, reprograms the God Arc soldiers, has access to the bio-terrorist viruses, one of it being Thanatos, and hires B.B. Hood to kill Phoenix and frame Heihachi just to name a few.
  • It's Personal: The people he's personally pissed off throughout the game are ultimately the ones who deal his final defeat. He brainwashed Ken, intended to use Ryu as a new body through the same means, unleashed Thanatos on Kamurucho and stole Ingrid's crest and the Phoenix Mirror to power his Psycho Drive.


Voiced by: Mugihito


  • Adaptational Wimp: Aragami can only explicitly be killed by having their cores excised by a God Arc. In these games, beating the crap out of them works just fine.
  • Animal Motifs: It is a wolf-based Aragami.
  • Berserk Button: Its howl is a Brown Note that sends other Aragami into a frenzy.
  • Enemy Summoner: Exactly what makes them so dangerous. Their howls can call other Aragami to their location and enslave them. Marduk can even bend Vajra to his will. Thankfully, Gameplay and Story Segregation is in play, meaning they can't call further reinforcements unless the plot requires it.
  • Playing with Fire: Marduk's two Limit Breaks involve sending out fiery shockwaves at its target.
  • Recurring Boss: Albeit a different one is killed every time.
  • Savage Wolves: Just like the other Aragami, Marduk is a mindless beast that irrationally lays waste to any living beings on its path.
  • The Worm That Walks: All Aragami are just an aglomeration of Oracle Cells surrounding a core. Removing the core causes them to disperse, effectively killing the monster.

Nelo Angelo

  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: He's actually Vergil, who was corrupted by demonic energies after chasing Mundus and ultimately defeated by Dante during the events of the first Devil May Cry. This makes negative amounts of sense when the actual Vergil is alive fighting alongside Dante and has the opportunity to fight him. Turns out the Vergil that joins the party is a Vergil is from a different time when he separated from a Dante and from his point of view, only half a day had passed from the ending of Devil May Cry 3.
  • Technicolor Fire: Attacks with it.
  • Visions of Another Self: He is actually Vergil, if the summoned swords attack wasn't clue enough to who he is. Vergil even mentions he has the feeling he might not encounter him again.
  • The Voiceless: Never speaks ever. Until his final appearance at least, when he mentions Sparda.
  • Walking the Earth: Does not die after his final encounter, but instead wanders off.


Voiced by: Yuichi Jose

  • BFG: He brings his main weapon from Strider 2, the Impact Cannon.
  • Bounty Hunter: His primary profession is to hunt down targets.
  • Contract on the Hitman: He has one to eliminate Hiryu.
  • The Dragon: His only contribution to the game is serving as one to Tong Pooh most of the time, but he's also seen together with Vile a few times.note 
  • The Faceless: He's always seen with his mask/visor on.
  • Flight: He can fly in Strider 2, which is reflected in his idle sprite floating in place.
  • Killer Robot: His characterization from Namco x Capcom returns, where he is very monotone and robot-like and shows little (if any) emotions.
  • Powered Armor: Wears one that lets him fly and shoot plasma rings.
  • Robo Speak: His speech pattern and use of robot-like wording, just like in Namco x Capcom.

Tong Pooh

Voiced by: Eri Nakao

  • Anime Chinese Girl: The original Capcom one, predating Chun-li by around 3 years.
  • Assist Character: During her MAP attack, Tong Pooh summons her two sisters, Sai Pooh and Pei Pooh, to attack in sync with her.
  • Blind Obedience: One of her defining features is her complete devotion to Grandmaster Meio, which is so strong her main and only goal in the game is to [[find a way to ressurect him after Hiryu has killed him in the past.]]
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: One of two way to tell the sisters apart (besides the hairstyles): Tong wears a green shirt and red sash, Pei wears a red shirt and blue sash and Sai wears a blue shirt and yellow sash.
  • Extremity Extremist: Only uses kicks. They are powerful enough to cleave her enemies in two, mind you.
  • Kick Chick: To the point that her kicks double as an Absurdly Sharp Blade, minus an actual blade.
  • Meaningful Name: The three sisters carry a wind Theme Naming, as their names translate to "East Wind" (Tong), "North Wind" (Pei) and "West Wind" (Sai).
  • Professional Killer: Worked as one for the Grandmaster. In the original game she's also a Bounty Hunter, but this doesn't carry over here.
  • Villain Team-Up: Joins M. Bison after he healed her from her fatal injuries, and she provides Shadaloo with the Balrog so they can mass-produce mooks. Later in the game she joins with Sigma when he appears to have a way to bring back the Grandmaster's soul from the other side.
    • She also leads the Vector robots from Star Gladiator, and some characters do note she may have some ties with the Fourth Empire, in spite of Bilstein's apparent death.


Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama

  • Boss Rush: In the final chapter, he is fought alongside Metal Face, Ranmaru, Sigma, and Kamuz.
  • The Collector: As per his MO, Pyron seeks to add more worlds to his collection. Seeing how different worlds, dimensions, and times are intersecting, he felt that he's found the motherload.

Baby Bonnie Hood (Bulleta)

Voiced by: Miyuki Matsushita

  • Ax-Crazy: As part of her being a psychopathic killer for hire.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A bona fide poster child for this trope.
  • Creepy Child: If going by appearances. She appears innocent and cute one moment, then would go into Ax-Crazy complete with a Slasher Smile the next.
  • The Fake Cutie: She does her best to conceal her murderous nature under an innocent façade. Nobody buys it.
  • Knife Nut: Starts off her super attack by tripping on purpose and flinging two knives at her enemy.
  • Little Miss Badass: Between her Obfuscating Stupidity and being a major Fille Fatale, she fits all the criteria.
  • Little Red Fighting Hood: She even provides the image for that page.
  • More Dakka: Opens fire on her foes in super attack, accompanied by two mechs from Hyper Dyne Side Arms.
  • Psycho F Or Hire: Joins Shadaloo after being hired by them to assassinate Phoenix.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After being defeated in Terca Lumireis, she decides to break her contract with Bison out of frustration of not killing Phoenix and Maya. She's recruited again by Raptor in the Marvel Land theme park and breaks THAT contract before returning once more to Bison and withdraws for good when beaten in Kamurucho.

Black Hayato

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa

  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: All of the fights with him and June are this. When he is finally defeated in Shibuya, Sylphie transports him back to the Star Gladiator's HQ to recover and return to his original self.
  • Laser Blade: Is packing a pretty powerful plasma blade.
  • Put on a Bus: The other characters point out that he is a formidable warrior that would be of great help in the war against Ouma, but being freed of his brainwashing leaves him debilitated and unable to fight for the rest of the game. He doesn't even get to join Morrigan's party for the heroes during the epilogue.


Sthrom, Sthrom Jr. and Druk

Voiced by: Hironori Kondou (Shtrom), Yoshiaki Hasegawa (Jr.), Yukitarou Namura (Druk)

  • Automatic Crossbows: Their sprite shows their usual Weapon of Choice, even though this time they don't get an animation to show it in action.
  • Blind Obedience: They are still followers of their deceased boss, Scumocide, and much like a number of other enemies, are trying to find a way to ressurect him.
  • The Brute: All three are basically all brawn, no brain.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Their only contribution to the game is to get beaten up around.
  • Palette Swap: Shtrom, Jr. and Druk are all palette swaps of the same sprite.
  • Petting Zoo People: They're all theriantropes with a mostly reptilian appearance.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They are largely inconsequential fodder who Commando and his team enjoy riling up and beating.


Voiced by: Show Hayami

  • Dance Battler: Just like Ulala, he fights by issuing orders to his lackeys through dance moves.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The game doesn't hide the fact that he knows Ulala personally and is not in full control of his body. His identity and the reason for his behaviour are not revealed, though.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. He fits the color scheme and appears to be evil, but is actualy a good guy who is Brainwashed and Crazy.

Break/Robot Axel

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

  • Continuity Nod: His Multi-Attack, Grand Tornado, consists of a solo version of Axel's flying shoulder tackle Combination Attack (each character would do an unique attack if held and thrown by another player) from the first game followed by his level 3 Blitz attack from the third game.
  • Dub Name Change: Robot Axel is known as Break in Japan.
  • Robot Me: He is Axel's robotic Evil Twin.
  • Palette Swap: The blue gloves distinguish him from Axel and his default red. His in-game sprites have an unnatural pink tint.


Voiced by: Kiyomi Asai


Voiced by: Daisuke Egawa

  • Batter Up!: Primarily uses a bat to attack.
  • Blatant Lies: He claims that his losses to the heroes are "all part of his ingenius battle strategy".
  • Cool Sword: At least to Dokurobo. Thing is, he has it stabbed through his own head, thinking that it makes him smarter...
  • Dumb Muscle: Oh so much. His overwhelming strength is compensated by his unbelievable stupidity, though it's implied that the sword on his head is to blame for that.
  • Mook Maker: He uses one in case people try to defend his target. Unfortunately, he's not good at defending it.
  • Unexpected Character: No one expected that he would be part of the roster as he was not shown in the trailers nor at the website.

Metal Face

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto

  • Blood Knight: His first reaction to finding himself disoriented in another dimension is to get violent on everyone in the vicinity. Fiora being nearby was just a bonus.
  • Boss Rush: In the final chapter, he is fought alongside Sigma, Ranmaru, Pyron, and Kamuz.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: On his first appearance, the vitriol he spews in Fiora's direction (along with the latter's appearance) would tip anyone off for Xenoblade's Wham Episode. To say nothing of his database entry, which casually spoils a huge plot point.
  • Oh, Crap!: He shakes it off, but he bails from his first fight due to be shaken up by the party actually managing to hurt him - something Homs can't do in Xenoblade.
  • Time-Travel Tense Trouble: The subject of it, since he comes from a different point on Xenoblade's timeline to Fiora.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Makes good use of one for his Custom Grand Shot super attack.

Byaku Shin

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui

  • A God Am I: Considering her name translates to 100 Gods, this is to be expected. Her ultimate goal (Ouma's goal in general) is to unify the worlds through Shibuya and rule over it as a god.
  • Attack Drones: Her hands are one that fire golden chains.
  • Bigger Bad: Of the second game. Her ressurrection is what motivates Saya and Sheath's actions throughout the whole game.
  • Chest Blaster: Her standard Limit Break attack fires a huge beam and golden chains from her chest.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Much like Meden in the first game, she shows up in the opening.
  • Expy: She greatly resembles Meden from the first game.
  • Final Boss: She is the last opponent in the Boss Rush that marks the end of the second game.
  • Foreshadowing: At the end of Endless Frontier EXCEED has Saya saying that Ouma's next plan is the 101 Wombs Project. She is the result of that project.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: She only has her upper body intact.
  • Leitmotif: God the Hundred. When you finally fight her, the music that plays is All the World's Stage (Orchestra).
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Saya and Sheath mainly, but she indirectly fills this role for pretty much all the villains featured in the sequel.
  • Marathon Level: Even by this series standards, she takes awhile for the party members to finally injure her.
    • To give players a break down of what they need to do: the party must defeat Metal Face, Kamuz, Sigma, Ranmaru and Pyron while defending the pillars against their minions, followed by the Ouma bosses. When Saya finally falls, players can kill off Byaku Shin. While this happens, Byaku Shin will keep on summoning monsters to gun for any of the three pillars that players need to defend and while that's happening, Byaku Shin will keep on firing potshots at your characters when they're in range of her attacks. Anybody caught in her Limit Break is as good as dead. Oh and that red liquid that's all over the stage? Walk into it and that character will take some Scratch Damage that will pile up because of so many tiles having them. Phew, talk about a race against time.
  • Serial Escalation: The penultimate boss has 370,000 HP to deal with and she's in a Mini-Mecha. The Final Boss? 400,000 HP!
  • Sphere of Destruction: How she ends her MAP attack. Anyone caught up in it is as good as dead.
  • Stationary Boss: Not that she would need to move much, as her attack range covers pretty much the entire map.
  • Walking Spoiler: She is Ouma's ultimate project and the reason why the golden chains are appearing in the different worlds.

     New NPC's 

Chizuru Urashima

Voiced by: Mariko Kouda

The head of Shinra's Equipment Division, who transports our heroes through dimensions with her special vehicle Dragonturtle Mk. 1. She also acts as the shopkeeper.

  • Captain Crash: Though almost all of the crashes she caused weren't her fault, expect the Dragonturtle to crash into something.
  • Covert Pervert: When told of how Xiaomu intended to buy Sylphie's dress to shred it, Chizuru offers to try selling her own dress for whatever purposes while suspiciously blushing. Whether she was joking or not is questionable.
  • Double Entendre: Her comments are full of them when she's acting as the shopkeeper.
  • The Driver: Pilots the Dragonturtle Mk. 1, an interdimensional transport vehicle.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Wears one on her forehead.
  • Hammy Herald: Hams it up when she introduces the Dragonturtle Mk. 1. Reiji's having none of it.
  • Hartman Hips: Her official artwork emphasizes this.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname and the Dragonturtle Mk. 1 are a reference to the myth Urashima Taro.
  • Running Gag: If the Dragonturtle is on the map, rest assured something bad is going to happen. Sometimes to it.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: Insists on being referred to as "Doctor" instead of her name.
  • Verbal Tic: Often ends her sentences by referring to the last thing she spoke about with "(thing)-wise."
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl: More like dirty white.
  • Wrench Wench: Is the head of Shinra's Equipment Division.


Voiced by: Ikue Otani

  • Sleepy Head: She manages to sleep through a good hunk of the battle in prologue 5.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Hasn't recovered her powers yet and can't fight as a result.


  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While normally he and Tetsujin are only used as training opponents for you to beat up on, you need to fight them normally as a part of a challenge mission: Mokujin has maximum possible HP but near-zero defense while Tetsujin has massive amounts of defense but only barely over 1000 HP and they both can deal damage compareable to other enemies in the mission.
  • Palette Swap: His metallic counterpart Tetsujin replaces him if players want heavier training mode dummies.
  • Training Dummy: He's used for this in the second game's training mode.

Ada Wong

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa

  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In the chapter she debuts in with Leon, Ada opts NOT to get involved with the craziness and leaves. She isn't seen again until the ending.

Miles Edgeworth

Voiced by: Eiji Takamoto

  • Can't Hold His Liquor: He doesn't appear at the beginning of Chapter 32 because he got drunk to the point of passing out at Otohime's party.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Of a sort. He was drafted to act as a prosecutor for Tarosuke's case, opposite Phoenix, but he makes it clear that he's not with the villains and all he wants is to uncover the truth.
  • Non-Action Guy: He pleads out of the actual combat, claiming it's not his thing. (Phoenix isn't amused that Edgeworth gets to sit out while he has to fight).


Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto


Voiced by: Ai Orikasa

  • Demoted to Extra: Probably the worst out of all of them. He went from being Kagekiyo's partner in Namco × Capcom to an NPC. In his defense however, he does want to rumble but Otohime orders him to protect Edgeworth and lead him to safety towards the castle.
  • Dirty Kid: Gets quite perverted when he sees the female party members.
  • Meaningful Name: Taken from the legend of The Urashima Taro himself.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Heihachi warns the party of this when the newcomers regard the kid for the first time, saying that the kid has "walked the six paths of rebirth", which is implied to be a rather harrowing experience.


  • Absolute Cleavage: She has it and makes Estelle jealous.
  • Good Is Dumb: Some of the party members comment on how Otohime is way too trusting of anyone who comes to her palace.
  • Serious Business: While being inside a courtroom with a court session going on is serious business by itself, it becomes a lot more ridiculous when said court session involves both the protagonists on the defense side while half of the villains are on the prosecutor's side and the other half being the spectators. And both sides are ready to rumble against one another.


  • Arms Dealer: She's the archetypal "sides-be-damned" kind of arms dealer who'll help heroes and villains alike. She also says that it's "bad business practice" to take sides.
  • Demoted to Extra: From a playable shopkeeper who appears at random times to non-playable shopkeeper who appears at random times. Xiaomu laments that she wish she could help out, while Demitri actually lampshades how helpful she was in her last appearance, which she would oddly deny.
  • Dub Name Change: Parodied; she was called Mirabella in the US version of Forgotten Worlds and is initially introduced that way, but shortly afterwards she changes her name to Sylphie for the rest of the game, claiming that it's more marketable.
  • Running Gag: The subject of people wanting to buy her dress for various reasons comes up surprisingly often: this is also a reference to Forgotten Worlds, where you could buy her dress in the final shop of the game for almost a million Zenny and doing so would give you as many extra points when you beat the game. You can also buy it and actually use it as a piece of equipment in this game, but it's unlikely you have that much money available at that point of the game unless you've resisted the temptation to buy any expensive items from the shop.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: What Sylphie is dressed in, which is also a subject of perverted humor, mostly from Xiaomu threatening to tear it to shreds as punishment for screwing the heroes over to the villains.


  • Accidental Innuendo: Her Air Inn is essentially an airship with a giant horn on it that can be used as both as a loudspeaker or to vacuum up any potential customers, so naturally she ends up proudly proclaiming how she's ready to "suck each and every one of you" when the party needs her help to escape the Balrog.
  • Arms Dealer: Like Sylphie, Miyuki is hardcore merchant, willing to go anywhere for sales.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves the party by having her ship nearby. They just need to get there with Hiryu providing a way.
  • Death Glare: She'll be very unhappy if you don't buy anything expensive from her.
  • Skewed Priorities: When the enemies attack Tiki's grounds, the remaining party members ask Miyuki to use her PA system to call out for the others to assist them in exchange for shopping at her place. She does so, but Miyuki first advertises her shop out loud, then adds a quiet "oh, and your friends are in trouble".

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