Supporting characters in Queen's Blade.
- Expy: Possibly (in the anime version), of Tesshin Kasumi, Kenshiro Kasumi's father.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: In his mind, all Leina needs to learn is how to succeed him. Anything else about the world is unnecessary.
- The Ghost: Just like Owen, he never appeared in any adaptation excluding the animated one, although he's partly visible in the Hide And Seek manga and the videogames. Also, his physical description is different between adaptations.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Played with: we don't see his face in the first episodes, but he appears entirely in the rest of the series (and later plays an important role for the Character Development of his daughters). It's still played straight in the original gamebooks, the videogames (he appears as a shadow, but his silhouette is identical to his form in the anime) and the manga (same as the videogame, albeit with a different character design).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be cruel to Claudette, but he still worries about her in his own way.
- Karma Houdini: He's pretty lucky that Claudette, despite hating nobility and disliking the way he treats her, still loves him, even if she had the chance of kill him or let him die at Risty's hands if she wanted it, especially when he arrested her for not being able to bring Leina back. Ironically, he does loses his power at the end of the anime series, but that's due to hatred against what his ancestors did rather than punishment for his actions. Ultimately he never gets any direct comeuppance for the way he treats his daughters.
- Minor Major Character: One of the most powerful nobleman in the Continent, but he only appears in the story when his daughters need some family drama.
- Satellite Character: His entire character revolves around his relationship with his daughters and wife. Remove those four and he becomes a non-character.
- Unnamed Parent: We only know his last name, but not his full name.
- Back from the Dead: The Swamp Witch revives her in the novels...
- Came Back Wrong: ...with the added skill of being able to transform herself into a weretigress.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Her death is the reason why everyone in the Vance family (minus Leina, to a degree) is so mentally scarred.
- Death by Origin Story: Her death becomes the motivation for Leina to become a warrior at the beginning of the series.
- Expy: Besides looking a lot like Leina, background-wise she shares many quirks with Marie Heinlein, Geese Howard's wife and Rock Howard's mother from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, since both were blondes, their respectives sons loved them and their respective deaths affected their sons even as grown-ups. Depending of the continuity, she died fighting (anime) or died of an illness (manga), just like Marie Heinlein died in Garou.
- In the novels she is an expy of both Marie and her husband Geese when the Swamp Witch brings her back to life.
- Killed Offscreen: The animated series is the only adaptation that even shows the aftermath of her death in a flashback scene, when some soldiers bring to her husband her blood-stained armor.
- The Lost Lenore: For everyone in her family.
- Master Swordswoman: She was this when alive.
- Meaningful Name: OK, her name is Maria and her battle name is The Holy Warrior. Where I heard about that before?
- Not to mention one of the many translations of Leina's battle name is The Exiled Virgin.
- Multiple-Choice Past: In the anime and the gamebooks, she died while fighting in a Queen's Blade tournament, but in the Hide and Seek manga she died due to an illness instead.
- Not-So-Small Role: As you can see, despite dying before the events of the series began, she plays a very important role in the development of her daughters and husband. She is a more literal example of this in the novels, where the Swamp Witch brings her back to life.
- Posthumous Character: Her death affected the whole Vance family really hard, to the degree her daughters are still dealing about the topic as grown-ups.
- She Who Must Not Be Seen: Even more than her husband in the Hide and Seek manga, since we don't see her face there, only her body, but averted later in the second season of the anime and in the novels.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She's basically Leina as an adult, with long hair and without Leina's braids. Averted in the novels, where she looks different from Leina.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: According to Echidna in the QB's novelizations, she considers her as a "kindred spirit" and as a really nice woman in her lifetime. In fact, it's implied her death also affected Echidna in some way, since she's trying to protect her daughters in her own way, no matter what.
- Adaptation Species Change: Sort of. The Unlimited reboot changed him from Living Scepter to Living Ring.
- Cassandra Truth: He knew Anarista couldn't be trusted, but Menace refused to listen to him until it was too late. One of her last regrets in her old life was being unable to apologize to Setra for not listening to him.
- Dirty Old Man: Has the personality of one, at least.
- Meaningful Name: And also Punny Name, his name is a combination between the Spanish word "cetro" (Scepter) and the name of the tragedy Sethona, written by the Scottish orientalist Alexander Dow and based in Menes, whose name Menace is based of.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Menace, although he can't play this trope completely straight because Menace herself isn't human anymore.
- Satellite Character: Outside of being Menace's Non-Human Sidekick, his only character trait is being a pervert.
- Seen It All: In Queen's Blade Bitoshi Retsuden: Tome of the Ancient Princess, he didn't seem very surprised to see Menace again a thousand years after her death. The implication is that he knew it was possible to resurrect someone, even if he didn't knew about the Swamp Witch at this point. Given that he has live for millennia, it makes sense.
- Undying Loyalty: Quite literally towards Menace. She died, came Back from the Dead, and he is still faithfully following her.
- Canon Foreigner: Beside a brief, voiceless, cameo in the TV series in Menace's flashbacks, she only appears in Queen's Blade Bitoshi Retsuden: Tome of the Ancient Princess backstory about Menace.
- Expy: Backstory-wise, of Ougai (Souther's sensei) from Fist of the North Star.
- False Friend: She pretended to care about Menace just to be close to her. She later turns her and her country into mince meat.
- Karma Houdini: She managed to destroy Amara and kill Menace and her family, and it seems she never got the punishment she deserved.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a deformation of the Spanish and Portuguese word Analista (Analyst). Since her job is being The Mole for her kingdom, it's quite fitting.
- The Mole: A mole of the Kingdom of Sadler who ultimately managed to destroy the rival kingdom of Amara.
- Trojan Horse: The way how she brings Sadler's army to Amara using a gift box, symbolizing their surrender towards Amara. Crosses with I Surrender, Suckers.
- Turned Against Their Masters: Specifically, she turned against her queen (and possibly lover) Menace.
- Wrestler in All of Us: She used Professional Wrestling moves, which is a very odd choice of fighting style, since her student Menace's fighting style resemble Souther's Nanto Ho'ou-ken instead.
- Ascended Extra: From being a minor character in Cattleya's backstory whose only role was being The Load for her mother to having an independent role and Character Development in the animated adaptations.
- Character Development: Starts showing signs of growth after his time with Airi, becoming more reliable and focused.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: You'd be forgiven if you thought he was girl at first. Justified due to him being very young.
- Expy: Has a passing resemblance with Taro from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
- And just like his mom, he shares some backgrounds with Ohgami Daigoro from Lone Wolf and Cub, except he's not an assassin like Daigoro.
- Genre Blind:He's affected by this in the OVAs, when he tries to go after Airi, forgotting he's Just a Kid and the fact that, being a male, he doesn't have a place in a female-oriented society.
- Human Shield: His mother uses him as a shield sometimes and he doesn't seem to mind.
- The Load: Rana literally hangs off of Cattleya during battles, often in inconvenient positions.
- Moe Couplet: With his mother Cattleya, as well as Airi.
- Momma's Boy: Adores his mother, and she loves him just as much.
- Morality Pet: For Airi, being the first human she shows some kindness to.
- Tagalong Kid: Follows his mother as she goes to fight in the tournament.
- Unfortunate Names: While "Rana" could sound exotic for Japanese ears, his name is the Spanish word for frog.
- Vague Age: Averted, as Hobby Japan have explicitly stated he's 7 years old, even if the art in many adaptations depicts him a bit older than he should be.
- The Blacksmith: Became one alongside his wife after retiring.
- Disappeared Dad: For Rana, albeit the story gives more focus to him being a Disappeared Husband.
- Distressed Dude: Aldra had him in her clutches for who knows how long.
- Expy: Of his own son Rana, and also of Conan the Barbarian, possibly. He's also possibly inspired, taking into account how Cattleya describes him in the original gamebook continuity, in Xemn Worzen from Legacy of the Wizard (aka Dragon Slayer 4: Drasle Family in Japan), except Owen uses swords, compared with Xemn's axes and he doesn't have a mustache like Xemn.
- The Ghost: Despite being the main motivation for Cattleya entering the tournament, he never appeared physically in any adaptation, excluding the animated one, and his physical description according with Cattleya in other continuities is different from the anime, including having a mustache and scars.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: We don't see his face (only his body) in most entries of the franchise. He finally appears in the final episode of the second season of the anime, but this is played straight again in the 3rd OVA, when we can only see his back.
- Informed Ability: For the man said be a Dragon Slayer, he sure didn't get to show such abilities. We don't even know how Aldra defeated him in the first place. Did he put a fight or was easily overthrown? This is never answered.
- Retired Badass: The story says so... but we don't get see how badass he was, only that he retired to become a blacksmith.
- Satellite Character: Given how little characterization Owen has, if any at all; it merely serves to stabilish Cattleya as an Action Mom and give her a reason to compete on the Queen's Blade. She had to consumate with a man for Rana to exist after all.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In the anime, he is not wearing a shirt when he finally appears.
- Amnesiac Hero: He doesn't remember much about his past. It's later revealed he's the incarnation of the Great Unicorn, the King of the Sacred Beasts of Heaven.
- Canon Foreigner: An original character of the novels.
- Deliberately Cute Child: He knows he looks like a small girl and exploits this as much as he can to save his skin.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Yes, that cute girl in a dress is a guy. Easy to see why Leina and the others mistook him for a girl in the beginning.
- Expy: Judging by his background, of Andromeda Shun, including both being effeminate, having Intimate Healing skills and being a Living MacGuffin, in Fio's case, of the Great Unicorn, just like Shun is one for Hades.
- In-Series Nickname: Fio.
- Intimate Healing: He can instantly heal the wounds of any person he kisses.
- The One Guy: He's the only relevant male character in the novel, but as an interesting quirk, he's the only male who has kissed Leina, something that doesn't happen in the regular continuity.
- Virgin Power: An odd example where the power of one person relies on the virginity of another. When he heals someone, their wounds are transfered to him, unless the person is a virgin. In that case the wounds are healed and Fio won't suffer anything.
The Head Archangel
- Big Good: Or the closest thing to one in the QB universe.
- Canon Foreigner: She only appears in the animated adaptation.
- Demoted to Extra: She provides narration at the beginning and in the end of the animated adaptation of Rebellion, but she doesn't physically appear anymore.
- Narrator All Along: Heavily implied, since the narrator shares the same voice actress with her.
- No Name Given: Her name is currently unknown. If all the angels are named after Japanese ordinals, it could be Ichiel ("ichi" being Japanese for "one").
- Action Girl: Subverted: she's the only female with no combat experience. At least until the 5th OVA.
- By-the-Book Angel: Unlike Nanael, she follows the laws of the heaven to the core, no matter what. Even if that means trying to kill her friend Nanael after she becomes a Fallen Angel, albeit Nanael attacked her first.
- Canon Foreigner: She's an anime-exclusive character.
- Expy: She looks like an angelic version of Momo Velia Deviluke. What makes it funnier is that Momo has a twin sister named Nana.
- She's also an expy from an angel named Liliel who's only named (but never appeared) in Nanael's ending epilogue after failing to win the tournament in the gamebooks' continuity.
- She also resembles Alisa Boskonovitch.
- In-Series Nickname: "Hachi" ("eight" in Japanese).
- Keigo: She's very polite towards everyone, even with Nanael, who is her junior.
- Morality Pet: For Nanael, being one of the few people she treats remotely decently.
- Satellite Character: Her entire character revolves around Nanael.
- Senpai Kohai: Interestingly enough, despite being Nanael's senior, she address her (in the Japanese version) as Nanael-san. She dropped this for a moment, when Nanael become a Fallen Angel in the 5th OVA.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: As a result of Nanael being Demoted to Extra, she doesn't appear in the animated adaptation of Rebellion.
- Author Avatar: He's a collective avatar for Hobby Japan (the creators of the Queen's Blade franchise) as a whole.
- Canon Foreigner: Played with: He appears physically in Menace's sidestory, in the Spiral Chaos games as the store owner who sell stuff to the players (until Cattleya and Ymir replaces him later on game) and as the faceless blogger in Hobby Japan's Queen's Blade homepage, but not in the anime series or in the manga adaptations.
- Literary Agent Hypothesis: Implied somewhat, especially in the gamebook continuity, being the avatar for Hobby Japan.
- Quickly Demoted Man: We don't see him ever again after Cattleya and Ymir demoted him.
- The Voiceless: He doesn't speak in the videogames, despite having a voice actor in the Drama CDs, unlike Cattleya and Ymir.
- Canon Foreigner: An original character of the Hide & Seek manga.
- Expy: The author admits in the last volume of the manga that Florelle was based on Fio from the Sword of The Unicorn novels, except she is a girl dressing as a boy, rather than a boy dressed as a girl.
- I'm Taking Him Home With Me!: Causes this kind of reaction in some of the female characters.
- I Owe You My Life: He's thankful for Claudette for saving him and thus continue to serve her and her sisters despite how bad Elina treats him.
- Naïve Newcomer: To the world of Queen's Blade in general. Florelle doesn't know much about the tournament and has a rather naive view of how the world works.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: At the end of the manga it's revealed that Florelle is actually a girl.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the QB Rebellion's manga adaptation, she joins the Assasins of the Fang when Elina becomes their leader.
- Undying Loyalty: To Elina. Despite her being a very Mean Boss, Florelle never even considers abandoning her.
Belphe & Dogor
- Bears Are Bad News: Belphe is possessing a teddy bear.
- Casting Gag: It's not the first time Mitsuo Iwata (Belphe) voice someone who likes to play with fire, or some small fellow who follows another protagonist.
- Creepy Plushies: They are possessed by actual demons. It doesn't get any creepier than that.
- Cute Is Evil: But to be fair, "cute plush" isn't their original form.
- Dirty Old Man: Both of them, maybe even more than Setra!
- I'm a Humanitarian: They want to eat Aldra at first and later anyone who stands in their way.
- Meaningful Name: Both characters are named after Belphegor, one of the seven princes of Hell in Demonology and related with lust, hence why both of them are so perverted.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Belphe somehow manages to have as much teeth as a shark despite currently possessing a plushie.
- The One Guy: Along with Taira (Huit's assistant) and Dogura, they are the only recurrent males in Rebellion. And not only that: While they're not humans, they're the only males in the entire Queen's Blade franchise (excluding Jean from the videogames) able to fight against any named female character on equal footing, and they could have killed both Annelotte and Izumi if Maria/Leina had not come to their aid.
- Playing with Fire: Belphe can control fire.
- Shout-Out: In episode 9 of the QB Rebellion TV series, during the battle against Annelotte and Izumi, Belphe does something similar to M.Bison's Psycho Crusher. This could be a hilarious Casting Gag, if you know that Belphe's VA voiced Sean Matsuda!
- Also Belphe's One-Winged Angel form when fighting against Annelotte is a very ironic Shout-Out towards AKIRA if you take into account his voice actor also voiced Kaneda in that movie. Belphe as a whole also counts as a shout out towards the famous killer teddy bears scene in that film.
- Ascended Extra: From being a quasi-comical character who enjoys torturing Branwen, to being a quite competent military leader in the Vanquished Queens OVAs.
- Casting Gag: English dub only: His voice actor already has some experience voicing misogynistic bastards, like Adon.
- Dirty Old Man: Like Setra, he has the personality of one.
- Expy: He's a composite expy of both Watto and Jabba The Hutt, with the personalities of those characters mixed in a single charcater.
- Gonk: He's a friggin' goblin! You cannot get something uglier than that.
- Fat Bastard: His body is almost perfectly round, and he is a colossal Jerkass.
- Karma Houdini: The only thing he gets from all the crap he did in the Vanquished Queens first OVA, at best, is being bitten in the ass by some wild squirrel, as Tomoe forgives him and Branwen, and she let both of them them go scot free. This also overlaps with Foregone Conclusion as the whole plot of the OVAs takes place before the events of the Rebellion TV series.
- Knight of Cerebus: In the Vanquished Queens OVA. He is the antagonist of the first episode, establishing how dark this OVA series will be.
- Lack of Empathy: Quite possibly the most disgusting villain of the whole franchise, as he enjoy torturing his opponents and breaking them emotionally with terrible means.
- The Napoleon: Especially in the Vanquished Queens first OVA, when he's the smallest member of the goblin tribe, but he's the one in charge.
- Nightmare Fetishist: In his own words, torturing his prisoners, especially if they are beautiful women, excites him.
- The One Guy: He's the only male among the Swamp Witch's minions.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: For the standards of the franchise, the way he treats women invokes this trope.
- Shock and Awe: He forces Branwen to fight by using electricity on her, and this is one of his favorites torture methods.
- Torture Technician: This little guy could give Revolver Ocelot a run for his money in the torture department, especially in the Vanquished Queens OVA.
- Unsexy Sadist: How could a sadist goblin be sexy in first place?
- Would Hit a Girl: And he will do.. many times.
- Canon Foreigner: He only appears in the animated adaptation of Rebellion, as Huit didn't have any friends besides Annelotte in the Illustraded Stories and other continuities.
- Expy: Of both Tombo and Jimmy Olsen
- Flat Character: He is a strong contender for flatter character in the franchise. The only character trait he has is being incompetent at his job.
- Megane: His only distinctive physical trait is wearing glasses.
- Satellite Character: He works for Huit. That's the only thing the anime ever tells about him.
Mime and Meena
- Cat Girl: Mime, and a very mean one.
- Informed Ability: According to the Swamp Witch's gamebook, Mime is able to control the body of any living being and manipulate it for her own gain, but that ability is never used anywhere.
- Informed Flaw: Also, according to the Swamp Witch's gamebook, Meena is very ambitious and wants to rule the world of the living along her master as her consul, since she came from a noble family of wraiths, but this point is never explored in any adaptation.
- Lack of Empathy: Unlike Airi, their boss along with Werbellia, they're both unrepentely evil to the core, and the animated version raised their evilness Up to Eleven.
- Meganekko: Meena wears glasses.
- Meido: Both of them.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: In the non-canon alternative ending of the third Vanquished Queens OVAs, it's heavily implied they raped Leina together with Werbellia.
- Remember The New Maids: One of the most egregious examples from the series, and also overlaps with Retcon: In the original final battle depicted in the Illustrated Stories, Werbellia fights against Aldra and Annelotte without any help from anyone, but her recently published gamebook retcon some details from that battle. So Werbellia fights against her daughters alongside Airi, Mime and Meena, despite the latter two never being mentioned anywhere.
- Satellite Character: Their job is basically helping the Swamp Witch in her plans, albeit they both have a Backstory in their master's gamebook, not that it really matters in their (lack of) characterization anyway.
The Naked QueenThe ruler of Mel Fair Land, and the one who started the Queen's Blade tournament.
- Cool Sword: The current weilder of the Queen's Blade.
- The Ghost: So far there are no images of her.
- The High Queen: The ruler of Mel Fair Land.
- Expy: Rather obviously meant to be Alicia's own White Rabbit.
- Little Bit Beastly: She has rabbit ears (despite also having normal human ears on the sides of her head).
- Numerical Theme Naming: "Kyuu" means "nine" in Japanese, keeping up the pattern established by Nanael (seven) and Hachiel (eight).
- Our Angels Are Different: Different from the other angels, in her case. She has animal ears unlike the other angels of the franchise, and no explanation is given for that.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Her role as a messenger who looks for candidates for the tournament is similar to the role of the angels from the first series, like Nanael and Hachiel.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Absurdly Youthful Grandmother: GRANDMOTHER!!?? The woman can pass off as Zara's older sister.
- Cool Old Lady: She was stated to be a skilled warrior by Zara.
- Death by Origin Story: She is apparently killed off in the first episode of the Queen's Blade Grimoire OVA after being Eaten Alive by The Big Bad Wolf. Her death plays a large part in turning the naive and timid Zara into the "Demon-hunting Little Red Riding Hood".
- Eaten Alive: By none other than The Big Bad Wolf.
- Expy: Of Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother, but portrayed as a Hotter and Sexier warrior.
- Generation Xerox: She looks exactly like her granddaughter but older. She even wears the same outfit as Zara.
- Hotter and Sexier: You will not find a hotter version of Little Red Riding Hood's grandma.
- Never Found the Body: Her body was likely digested after being Eaten Alive.
- No Name Given: We never did found out what her name was.
- Older Than They Look: She looks more like Zara's mother, or even older sister, but certainly not her grandmother.
- Satellite Character: Just count how many times we mention "Zara" in her entry.
- Spirit Advisor: Seems to have become this for Zara.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She was seemly killed off in the first episode she appeared in.
- Badass Beard: A pretty big, white one, fitting for a king.
- Cool Crown: Has a very lavish crown.
- Expy: In terms of physical appearance, he is clearly based on King Triton.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason he refuses to let Tiina go to the surface and meet people with legs is because his wife was killed by them.
- Large and in Charge: He is much bigger than a normal human and is the king of the Seabed Kingdom.
- Making a Splash: Can control water, and his powers seem to be much stronger than his daughter's.
- No Name Given: His name is never revealed.
- Pointed Ears: Just like his daughter.
- Prongs of Poseidon: He wields a very big trident.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Subverted. He is perfectly willing to fight in the Queen's Blade himself if someone from his kingdom must participate, but the tournament is for women only.
- Satellite Character: He only exists as an extension of Tiina's character.
- Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of the second Grimoire OVA, he finally recognizes that Tiina has grown up into a strong fighter and can handle herself, so he allows her to go to the land to fight in the tournament and chase her dreams.
- Amnesiac Hero: The only things he remembers are his own name, what Cathedral does, and his mission to take it to the legendary land of Maramaks.
- Canon Foreigner: An original character of Unlimited.
- Distracted by the Sexy: All the time. Given what kind of women he hangs out with, one can hardly blame the kid.
- Expy: He is obviously based on Fio (Unlimited sharing the same author with the Sword of the Unicorn novels). Both are Amnesiac Heroes who carry a mysterious item and develop a close relationship with one of the Vance sisters. He is even introduced the same way Fio was, running away from Airi and her ghosts.
- Groin Attack: In the first Unlimited OVA, Nowa throws Cathedral at a basket, but it ends up hitting the shelves and then the ground. Given that Michel feels what happens to Cathedral like it was part of his body... ouch.
- Nice Guy: Doesn't hold a grudge against Airi for trying to capture him, and goes out of his way to help Tomoe with Cathedral even though he gets nothing from it.
- Synchronization: Of the most awkward type possible. Cathedral is synchronized with his crotch. So whenever someone touches the flute, he feels like they are touching his intimate parts.