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Second Lieutenant Alice Malvin

Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese), Kaytha Coker (English)

Corporal Randel Oland

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Adam Dudley (English)

  • Badass Adorable: His clueless antics make him rather amusing to be around rather than someone you'd keep facepalming for.
  • Berserk Button: When someone hits his metaphorical button, he turns on what is basically a literal Berserk Button—-the Blue Lantern.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Nicest guy in the series. Also can give Jason a run for his money in combat.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Gets subjected to this sometimes since he's practically harmless when not in combat.
  • Covered with Scars: Unsurprising, as his job was to run up to tanks and attack them with a pistol.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Very DOWNPLAYED. Outside of battle not a genius and a bit slow and somewhat guilable but he's not blatantly stupid either. In battle he can execute strategies that would take plenty of training and knowledge of military matters to carry out.
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  • Feel No Pain: Under the influence of the Blue Lantern
  • Gentle Giant: Usually, except when under the effects of the Blue Lantern.
  • Hand Cannon: He wields one with fantastic skill. A hand cannon designed to take out tanks, that he wields one-handed— the real-life equivalent, a full-size rifle, has the power to dislocate your shoulder even when used properly.
  • I Am a Monster
  • Implacable Man
  • Improbable Weapon User: A hand cannon and a pair of giant scissors.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover
  • Made of Iron
  • The Woobie


Captain Hunks

Voiced by: Cho (Japanese), Marty Fleck (English)

  • Batman Gambit: Judging by the latest chapters, Hunks always has a plan for every eventuality.
  • Cool Old Guy: A calm and methodical officer who handles the affairs of Section 3, especially dealing with Major Connery.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The District Zero chapter notes this when Hunks meets with Connery of Section I.
    • Subverted in the Anti-Ares arc. While Hunks was a part of the Empire's counter-intelligence section that specialized in interrogations, he would get into the subject's head rather than use torture. His skill in gathering the information was what convinced the intelligence sections that he was a cold-blooded torturer.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name has been both romanized as Hunks and Hanks by Iwanaga himself.

Warrant Officer Marchs

Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki (Japanese), Blake Shepard (English)

  • Badass Bookworm: He's not exactly bookish, but the closest of all of them to it. Takes down a man with a knife and a huge brute twice his size all by himself.
  • Badass Driver: Frequently drives across dangerous terrain while being chased by foes armed with machine guns.
  • Covert Pervert: Implied by Stecchin, accidentally. Also implied when one section 2 soldier stood watch when he slept and overheard him talking in his sleep.
  • Megane
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Del Rey has used both Martis and Machs in the manga, and Funimation went with Martis. But both are wrong; the official romanization used by Iwanaga is Marchs.

Warrant Officer Oreldo

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), Gray Haddock (English)

  • Badass Normal: Probably the best fighter in unarmed hand to hand combat in the unit.
  • The Charmer
  • Chivalrous Pervert
  • Handsome Lech
  • The Slacker
  • Street Smart: Contrary to first impressions, Oreldo grew up as a poor Street Urchin and spent most of his life fighting for his next meal. As such he's learned to live by his wits, and has a number of useful skills (such as lock-picking). He's also a Really dirty fighter.
  • Street Urchin: As previously mentioned. He joined the military for the free meals and a roof over his head.

Sergeant Major Lili Stecchin

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese), Monica Passley (English)

  • Genki Girl
  • Hidden Depths: Reveals to Randel that she was part of the military's music corps, but that she was forced to only play approved music. When she learned that joining the intelligence sections would let her learn music from the Republic of Frost, she transferred.

First Lieutenant Webner

Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu (Japanese), Laurie Gallardo (English)

  • The Lad-ette
  • Non-Idle Rich: It turns out her father is the president of a leading corporation in the Empire, and that she could've gotten any job she wanted instead of becoming a lowly military mechanic.
  • Wrench Wench
  • Hidden Depths: One of the earlier episodes implies she's excellent at withstanding torture.


  • Body Horror: His fate if he ever takes off his pressure suit, as the flamethrowers of the 908 Altschmeidt Jäger troopers damage their users' bodies, which is only prevented from killing them by the fluid in their suits. He was forced to watch the other members of his unit literally fall apart from their horrible burns.
  • Cool Helmet: Vaguely reminiscent of the Big Daddy helmet, and even periodically exudes gouts of vapor.
  • Creepy Monotone: The metallic reverberation from his helmet gives this an especially disturbing effect.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: A really nasty flamethrower with what appears to be a pump-action design.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Hans is eventually gunned down by Claymore One Operatives— mere seconds after Oland was beginning to talk him down from his psychosis. Oland doesn't take this well at all, suffering a Heroic BSoD throughout the next episode.
  • I'm Cold... So Cold...: His catchphrase. A variation of the common trope because he isn't (technically) dying, but his suit is filled with an anesthetic that prevents him from feeling anything, and he's been emotionally traumatized due to the horrifying deaths of his comrades. In fact, if you hear him say this, you're probably the one who's going to die— and painfully.
  • Kill It with Fire: How he rolls.
  • 24-Hour Armor: He never takes off his armor. If he does, he'll die.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Sure, he's an unhinged sociopath, but it's very hard not to feel sorry for him after all he's been through. Especially when you realize he's only nineteen.

Lionel Taylor

  • The Sociopath: Taylor hits four of the five points. He thinks nothing of harming and maiming others, manipulates both peasants and nobles to try and kill each other, caused a riot to keep himself entertained, and sees Alice as a prize to be broken and taken. It's implied that everything he's done in-series is because he wants to keep himself entertained.
  • Walking Spoiler: About everything about him after he's revealed to be part of the Silver Wheel.

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