The cast and crew for Roleplay of Geass. Once you get to know them, you'll wish you hadn't.
Lelouch Lamperouge (vi Britannia)The following Tropes are what he has done in the Roleplay so far, for what he has done in canon you know where to look.
- Unforeseen Consequences: By helping the JLF escape while distracting the Britannians he unintentionally allowed the neo-JLF to be formed which, went on to take hostages at Clovisland. He and the student council were among them. This also nearly gets Nonnette killed.
Mikhalis FalconerBlazing's first Character. A Brittanian that eventually left his country to become a mercenary so that he could fight his 'homeland' for personal reasons motivated by a thrist for revenge and quest for the truth. Eventually joined up with Rakashata's team and became her test pilot, later on after the failed Hotel jacking by the JLF he joined up with the Black Knights shirtly after their debute with the world. When he isn't fighting for Zero, he contiues his search for the truth... among other things.
- Ace Pilot: His good enough to be given the Guren if Kallen isn't able to. But that doesn't mean his as good as Kallen, his closer to Tohdoh's skill level so far.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Mikhalis's encounter with Noah proves this, since Noah(with the aid of his geass) finds out that if he shows himself to be unarmed he won't be harmed.
- Oh, No... Not Again!: It's almost a running gag that Mikhalis will lose an arm when in knightmare combat.
Gilbert BeilschmidtOnce a member of the same mercenary group as Mikhalis due to a falling out with said mercenary group he freelanced instead. One thing you'll notice is that he is Awesome! or so he says... constantly.
- Attention Whore: He introduces himself as "The most Awesome Human Being you will ever meet" but thankfully he doesn't take this to the extreme.
- Evil Plan: Sacrificed hundreds to a mass-murdering group of terrorists to contact them. He plans on manipulating them to his own ends rather than Ceaser as was the original agreement.
- Humiliation Conga: His demotion and the way his transported to Area 11.
- I Lied:
- Using Omega/Allen's gullibility he wipes out their entire group by doing this. He gets promoted back to Colonel for this.
- Pulls this on Caesar and Declea after the SAZ collapses, revealing that he was always against them over them thinking he was The Pawn
- The Neidermeyer: He artillary striked his own side because they were having a melee with the enemy. He did warn them though... after he'd fired the first round.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one of these when he forces a woman into drug overdose.
- Villain Team-Up: With Declea and General Caesar, in order to scheme to eliminate the Japanese. The only time when Kyrl might not be the most monstrous person in the room.
- Worthy Opponent: He views Markos as this beliving he is just like him. There's some hints of Arson, Murder, and Admiration, as like him Markos leaves survivors to spread the tale of horror and he can't help but compliment him for that.
- Xanatos Gambit: Kyrl's overall plan worked out very well against Ceaser and Declea setting him up for High Generalship although he had several contingencies, he got the full end result he wanted. In a Deliberate Injury Gambit, he cuts his own head to convince Schneizel that Ceaser tried to kill him and acted in self defence. With Ceaser dead, Kyrl is able to use everything he has to discredit the deceased high general and firmly place himself in Schneizel's good books. He had factored in his own death as a possible outcome but through Lloyd, who passed on what he had gather to Schneizel, he had guaranteed that he would take the high general down with him.
- Cursed With Awesome: The Morgana, her knightmare is the fastest one currently in existence but it puts immense strain on her body and her heart. On it's first proper use it was on the brink of sending her into cardiac arrest.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Her self justification of why she self destructed one of their bases, burning their own people stuck inside to death. Also for why she sacrificed a group of rebels to blow up a sakuradite factory.
- Pragmatic Hero: Had a major wake up call after fighting the UNLE without Kyrl, balancing her with his cynicism and is now finding herself doing bad things for good reasons.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Has realised Kyrl was right about her idealism especially after having to take command in the EU; terrible and cynical as Kyrl was, fewer soldiers died because of his methods prompting this to happen.
- Slowly Slipping Into Evil: Her time under Kyrl's command has had a clear effect on her moral compass combined with having to deal with Markos. She has currently fallen into Anti-Hero territory.
Nuan MeiLeader of the Chinese Resistance against the Eunichs, due to Li Xingke they haven't been able to make any major progress.
- Put on a Bus: Due to everyone focusing on Area 11/Japan. But she is set to return when the R2 plot begins or before that depending on how things go.
- The Berserker: His strategy in a fight boils down to "find a way to stab enemy with giant ass sword." If this fails, GET A BIGGER SWORD AND STAB AGAIN!
- Character Development: Went from as leeroy jenkins and temperamental as Shinn to being a more astute and tactical fighter, using Edge Dragoon better than Shinn himself used the equivalent Impulse Gundam.
- Token Good Teammate: With Huckebein, Cornelia, Kyrl, and The Bloody Twins on his side, he counts.
Crine Dela Ranefort
- Affably Evil: At a first glance, he does not really seem all that bad, its just he's dead set on that Instrumentality thing.
- Anti-Villain: His reasons for wanting to make sure nobody is ever alone again? His whole family died in an Anti-Britannian Terrorist attack.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He has a habit of saying and doing the weirdest things. He is possibly a little senile.
- Put on a Bus: Sent back to Britannia due to "turmoil", given that he's the highest spiritual authority. However, his influence in Area 11, due to Michael, Anise and Yuji, has not abated in the slightest even in his absence.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: All he wants is to make everyone happy...he just needs to fuse everyone together to get that.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Has a Geass that lets him see possible outcomes. This on top of being an accomplished, powerful general.
- Villain Team-Up: His alliance with Charlie and Chrono to make the New Triumvirate fits this very well. None of them liked each other before, but now, that its been shown their Teeth-Clenched Teamwork is producing results, it is very possible they might graduate to a real alliance. Which would be very deadly.
- General Ripper: Some of his tactics speak of this tendency "just obliterate them all!"
- Properly Paranoid: He believes there are numerous factions within Britannia waiting for a chance to strike against the loyal members of the army. He is treated as a kook for this. Except he is actually right on the money, even on who exactly is disloyal. And he doesn't even really know it.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her pilot suit leaves little to the imagination.
- Ace Pilot: As crazy as she acts, she is very skilled during a fight, and this is a talent she's picked up on and worked on.
- Ax-Crazy: Its an act in battle, but some of her behavior hints at a love of violence.
- Badass Normal: No psychic powers or Geass here, just plain skill. While unlikeable, she is undoubtedly a very skilled pilot due to her training.
- BFG: The Mega Launcher Cannon attached to Drachritter's back. This weapon has a massive body count.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: Katherine, hun, have you ever thought for a minute that Chrono might take you with him, if you were really sure he loved you back? And that, maybe, peace might mean you two could have more time together?
- Faux Affably Evil: Very jovial and talkative, and friendly to boys. However, she is verifiably insane, and her behavior is modeled on that of real life sociopaths.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Most of her crushes seem to involve this on some level. Her thought process goes "he is so hot when he kills all those people".
- It's All About Me: Very tellingly, she was frightened of the possibility of peace because it might mean she'd lose the ability to fight, and Chrono might move away.
- Lady Macbeth: To Chrono. They are not married yet, but the vibes are all there. She is responsible for the majority of the bad things done in his name, and is blatantly the one "wearing the pants" in the relationship, so to speak.
- Love Makes You Evil: Just a rather racist girl in the Academy, unpleasant, yeah, but as soon as she becomes infatuated with Chrono, she does more and more evil things to earn his favor.
- Manipulative Bitch: She is playing a Prince of Britannia like a fiddle. She believes this is love.
- Slasher Smile: In a fight, she starts to give these utterly disturbing grins.
- The Vamp: She loves boys who are powerful and have a darker side to them.
- Yandere: The sheer extent of the things she is willing to do for Chrono makes it easy to paint her as one. Unlike most of these, its not clear whether she really does love him or if she's just using him as a way to get more power and influence.
Chrono of Britannia
One of the other Princes, he is rather intelligent, but is usually blinded by his own glory seeking nature and his attraction to Katherine Daille. He mainly uses the incredibly flexible Zaolat, a machine with Boosted Harken shoulders that can flank enemies with unusual attack patterns. He seems to have a good relationship with Cornelia and Schneizel, but dislikes Aphrodite for unknown reasons.
- Ace Pilot: You kind of need to be to pilot a machine as complicated as the Zaolat. He demonstrates his cred when he organizes and then leads a cornering attack on Kyle's group at the Geass Directorate.
- Attack Drone: The shoulder units of the Zaolat are capable of very advanced movements.
- The Casanova: He is a very well known "player", so to speak. He certainly is fond of the image.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even Chrono, a ruthless politician and fighter, finds the kill-happy nature of Nero very disturbing and noticeably is on edge when dealing with her. Also, even he draws the line in the sand at rape. This was actually an in character analysis of the idea of a Moral Event Horizon. Chrono decided against going across it and in the process became less villainous over time.
- Evil Genius: His role in the Triumvirate. He has a large information network, his Dragon Katherine is uniquely competent and skilled in a Knightmare and outside one, and he was the one who thought up using Sean's bragging as an Engineered Public Confession.
- Fire-Forged Friends: By the time of the Black Rebellion, he, Charlie and Gadrev have actually befriended one another.
- From Bad to Worse: His arrival led to the creation of the much, much more dangerous Rigolt Sutherlands and S.Shokews, and a growing technological edge. And if BUG's are what we think they are, its about to get a whole lot worse.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: In battle, Chrono just plain doesn't fuck around. If there is a chance to get a kill, screw honor, he's going for it.
- No-Sell: Ranged attacks are almost worthless against him due to the Le Fleur Shield.
- Villain Team-Up: He has teamed up with Charlie and Gadrev to help Cornelia deal with Zero and other foes. In particular, it seems that while he asks questions often, he's pretty fond of Charlie.
Prince Jon Ie Britannia
An ex-exile, he used to be a basically mirror version of Lelouch, having a Wind based Geass that gives his machines some extra toughness. Somewhat smug and cocky, but an emerging Ace Pilot in his large, intimidating Neuve-Caius, an expy - in some ways - of The Big Zam, or alternatively, the Neue Ziel.
- Action Survivor: Japan's in Chaos! What does this guy do? He climbs into a seventeen meter tall, well armed monster of a Knightmare, and takes names.
- Beam Spam: Neuve-Caius has an impressive arsenal; 36 beam weapons in its claws, and two more at the shoulders, and another in its chest.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Playboy, money grubber, cocky...all are Jon's vices. However, he is very devoted to the safety of his family, especially his frail little brother Lawrence.
- My Greatest Failure: His brother Lawrence's death. Though rather than pushing him into the Despair Event Horizon, he's more determined now to bring Zero and other terrorists down.
- Super Toughness: Neuve-Caius is one of the first really heavily armored Britannian machines. And while the legs would normally be a weakness, Neuve-Caius' legs have a way around that. Making damaging Jon's KMF of choice difficult.
- Took a Level in Badass: First getting his Geass, then it was piloting the Neuve Caius for the first time, then it was getting used to his Neuve Caius and becoming a front line commander.
The newest pilot, Charlie is actually proving himself quite skilled in the field. In terms of demeanor, he is incredibly nice and, in spite of his affiliations, is usually pretty friendly. He does have a strange resemblance to some young photos of Emperor Charles, but there's probably nothing to that...
- Ace Custom: He uses a customized Wrozz, and later, a customized Aestark.
- Ace Pilot: Charlie is this, oh so much. Do you know anyone else who can rappel backwards and then attack again, fight multiple enemies on a regular basis, and pilot an incomplete machine to such a degree he beat three fully complete machines? He has even become one of the most noted obstacles to the Black Knights' plans for Japan.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: He was once a spy, when he was just minutes old. Apparently, though, his mind was wiped and woke up later to rejoin the war.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: he kicked a lot of ass early on, but as he grew and became more cerebral, he became promoted to greater authority.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a member of the New Triumvirate, Cornelia's direct advisers and chief military commanders.
- Badass Angster: The Zamblo battle really did a number on him. He then grabbed up a Knightmare barely held together and letting out steam, and used it to run Kyle off.
- Beam Spam: The Zayang has a large number of Energy Cannons and Hadron Cannons.
- Bigger Is Better: He is scheduled to pilot the Zayang during the Black Rebellion, a massive, 20 meter tall Mecha that towers over most of the competition...though its speed isn't up to his usual numbers. Rather, the Zayang is three times as powerful as a similar machine its size.
- Blade on a Stick: Ghisaju and Aestark's main weapon, a pair of tonfas that combine to make a spear.
- Char Clone: Lelouch aside, Charlie really, really fits some of Char's more sympathetic traits...though Loni is rather young. He pilots red machines that have greater speed than other machines around at the time, is an ace pilot who frequently clashes with opposing protagonists, the Ghisaju looks somewhat like a streamlined Sazabi, he pilots a number of mass produced machines, and of course he wears a mask in the cockpit.
- Chick Magnet: It seems he attracts women to him, though most of them are...not all that mentally well.
- Cloning Gambit: Heavily inferred to be a clone of the Emperor.
- Co-Dragons: The Angels of Haven, his personal kill squad, a group of OSI assassins called "The OSI's Greatest Animal Forces."
- Color Motifs: red, fitting the Char Clone.
- Combat Pragmatist: Charlie has started showing signs of this, particularly in combination with his group. Charlie calls this, "Not fighting for honor. Fighting to win."
- Cult of Personality: Without any input from him, even! The Havenist Faction aligns themselves very strongly to his ideals, and even some of the nobles have fallen into deciding to trying to implement his policies and "emulate" him by having their kids made into Psy-Xtenders.
- Dogged Nice Guy: At first, to Loni. It got much more tragic after she ended up in a really bad way following the Zamblo battle.
- Engineered Public Confession: Thanks to Chrono's cameras, Charlie was able to epically screw Sean over by making him confess to causing a massacre during a phone call where Sean was pulling an I Shall Taunt You.
- Heroic BSoD: Ever since Loni's coma, he's been in and out of depression, living uneasily between battles, almost feeling like he's wasting his time. Jason is trying to cure him of this. he's fully out by the Black Rebellion.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Charlie's attitude regarding some of his more morally dark actions. Such as employing Rahan, who basically functions as Charlie's most brutal pilot.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: His machines are mostly red colored. We have the superfast Ghisaju and Aestark, and the heavily armed Zayang.
- Manipulative Bastard: Somewhat - he manages to play the Lesser Clans into betraying Zero, but its heavily implied they wanted a way out the whole time.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Wrozz -> Zelspine R -> Aestark -> Aestark C. He uses a lot of machines, though.
- Mr. Fanservice: Another way he's like Char. It also functions as an acknowledgement of Emperor Charles' I Was Quite a Looker trait.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Charlie is just about done playing nice with Kyle, after the Loni Affair.
- Psychic Powers: He is a Psy-Xtender. And a very powerful one at that. To the extent that he can, like Bezide, fight off numerous enemies.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: His squad is composed of the Angels of Haven for the ground as well as Lak'Shas, and his Honorary Trio, as well as Lyle, Reina and eventually even Glenn and Marisa. Some quirkier than others. For the latter two, quirky is putting it lightly.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Charlie gave a very, very acidic one to Kaisuke for expecting things to play according to his rules at all times, regardless of the scenario.
- Red Ones Go Faster: Charlie's Wrozz is much faster than other Wrozz. And see Super Speed for why the Ghisaju fits this.
- The Strategist: Organizes a trap on Kaisuke, and generally shows a lot command chops. Gets further into this with more machinations, directing troops and political maneuvers and generally becoming a more astute person.
- Super Prototype: First the Wrozz, then the Ghisaju. He has also used the Zayang, which has been upgraded into one of these - it is quite possibly Mellura's attempt at producing a silver bullet for the Gawain and the Gabriel Lancer.note
- Super Soldier: One of the Psy-Xtenders, part of a shadowy development project in Britannia to try to give frontline soldiers advanced abilities. Charlie in particular is one of the more advanced models, and not even Declea - the Woman Behind The Men herself - knows his limits.
- Super Speed: The Ghisaju has much greater speed than...well, virtually anything else. However, it's not exactly the most defensive machine in the world, depending on dodging attacks. Notably, Incomplete Ghisaju's shield was ruined after blocking one blow.
- Tranquil Fury: When Charlie's absolutely calm but livid, that's when you should be worried.
- Villain Team-Up: With Chrono and Gadrev. Initially none of them really think it'll work... then it actually starts producing results!
- You Cloned Hitler!: You Cloned Emperor Charles. It was obvious before and heavily foreshadowed. Interestingly, rather than angsting, it seems Charlie barely thinks of it and believes himself to be his own person despite the reports.
Charlie's lieutenant, Lyle acts as his assistant in matters, and his immediate ally in battle. Lyle uses the Aestark Wise, a green version of the Aestark tuned more to his preferences.
- Dual Wielding: A pair of tonfa with particularly sharp Laser Blade type weaponry that was developed off of Jason Amver's greatswords.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Pulls this to several White Dragons, prior to engaging Ayumi.
The Katamasa Brothers
A series of four brothers, basically the Four Holy Swords-lite, and led by Mori Katamasa. By now, two of them are dead. Mune by rushing in against a Reactor machine, and Kousuke by a sneak attack by Ali. They were all involved in the military of Japan before it was conquered.
- Category Traitor: Yukito is quick to think the Japanese who stick with Charlie are this, for "selling out their national honor for a pretty boy's speeches."
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Kousuke's death by being pulped by a bullet made of hyper compressed air, launched by Ali Zah Kanemi's new Kablarl machine.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Mune's death, impaled on one of his own swords.
The Ace and Hero of the UNLE, Bezide brings a rather more understandable and sympathetic view point to the UNLE, and shows why people might stick with them. Bezide is a clone of the UNLE's shadowy secret dictator, Markos, but is vastly different from him in both looks and personality.
- Ace Pilot: Bezide is so unearthly good at piloting that even Charlie could have trouble keeping up. Helps that, technically, he really is inhuman... however, see Broken Ace below, and how none of this really insulated him from his own emotional problems.
- The Ace: Good at fighting in fifteen different martial arts styles, proficient with any type of gun, an Instant Expert at simulated and real KMF piloting...
- Ascended Extra: Compared to his role in Snakeboy's fanfic, wherein he is basically a male Bridge Bunny. This Bezide is a Badass Pilot, as well as being much more reluctant to use lethal force, or be a part of schemes.
- Beam Spam: 0-Quantum Tsurugi can do this. Forme Requiem takes it past eleven and all the way into full on ridiculousness. It can also accomplish a one Frame version of a Zerg Rush.
- BFS: Rise-OVER Sword, a sword so absurd it could slash the earth in half. He cannot use anything else while getting ready to use it, and it's largely thought of as Awesome, but Impractical, considering the much better armaments otherwise available on the Forme Requiem.
- Bishōnen: Mostly just facial structure, given that Bezide is incredibly built, but he is quite a pretty man.
- Broken Ace: Self esteem issues, does not handle his own failures well, barely emotionally developed due to rushed "production".
- Deconstructor Fleet: Of common tropes involved in Mary Sue and Self-Insert Stories. While he was created to be a perfect soldier, who naturally has the abilities of a Psy-Xtender, his eternal optimism is viewed as rather oddly unsettling and out of place bordering on tasteless in some cases, his reliance on his powers gets him into trouble, people find his absurd abilities infuriating and worthy of scorn, and as a result, he has almost no friends, and he can barely pilot anything because his reaction times out-perform anything except 0-Quantum, and even then he often struggles. He has poor people skills, and doesn't know his own strength besides. Bezide's life might look perfect from the outside looking in, but the poor guy's, as shown in the fanfic, quite miserable. The pretty young Ace has a vicious dark side.
- One-Man Army: Starting in 0-Quantum, and culminating in Tsurugi Forme Requiem, which only appears at the tail ends of R2 for good reason.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Destinade-Powered Bezide: Nothing is not fair game, and he gets less emphasis on his flashy, powerful and colorful cannons, and more on slashing, stabbing and kicking his foes around. Supernatural Gold Eyes come with the package, though given he's not connected to FATE, it shows that he's simply using unemotional, merciless "logic" during battle instead of his morality.
A shadowy woman who has been orchestrating the war between the Japanese Rebels of the Black Knights and the Britannian Empire, her financial tentacles are wrapped about Japan from the safety of the Ryu Kyu Islands, and the Wretched Hive Kokoro / "Heart" City. She is the Woman Behind the Poison Gas Bombs, the Mount Fuji Incident, Shikine, the Saitama Ghetto Massacre, and a lot else, including "illegal" Super Soldier programs, and the entire Psy-Xtender Experiment Series.
- The Chessmaster: Her influence is far reaching, and even as she sits in Kokoro, she's poised to strike, like a hidden snake. Lelouch, at this point, considers her someone who he desperately needs to get rid of in a hurry, before she does something even worse than Saitama.
- The Caligula: A female example. In Kokoro, her seat of power, if she wants you dead, you're dead. If she wants you to dance, you'll dance until you die.
- Faux Affably Evil: Plays the part of a cultured woman very well...until she starts talking about what she considers "beautiful".
- Lack of Empathy: Part and parcel of her being a complete psychopath. She actually thinks the Japanese all dying on their land would make the scenery even more beautiful, in that she'd know that hundreds of thousands or even millions died there. There are even hints she might not even care for her own son Chrono.
- Mad Scientist: The chief among them, she has been a part of the most disgusting, amoral experiments available.
- Man Behind the Man: The single person whose disgusting dreams have led to the most deaths, the most anguish, and even leading to the world being darker than Code Geass proper, and that is saying something.
- Stalker with a Test Tube: She cloned the Emperor, simply because she couldn't have him as her own. With that clone being poor Charlie.
- The Sociopath: She is very happy to know she's ruined so many Japanese people's lives.
A mysterious assassin capable of bizarre feats, Lak'Shas first appears in front of Alec and his crew, claiming "One day I will claim your pretty little head". Clothed in a black hooded cloak, and wearing a tribal mask, he is blatantly inhuman, and the question is asked "What is he!?"
- Dark Is Evil: He seems to literally be his shadowy outfit.
- Dark World: He refers in his confrontation with Yuuki and Kaguya to where he emerges from the dark in such terms. In notes, it is called the Ulterior Darkness.
- The Combat Pragmatist: As covered below, no sense of honor. Blowdarts? Fair play. Hostages? 'Kay. Attacking from behind, completely unannounced? Also good. Crashing in after a fight finished? Good.
- Face Stealer: His antics with faces give a far, far more screwed up interpretation of his line about "one day I will claim your pretty little head". This implies he can take people's shapes, and he can do it longer after he's killed you/torn off your head. Combined with the reputation of crows and what they do...
- Hero Killer: Megan and Takeshi get ripped to pieces by him in incredibly horrifying ways as a prelude to his eventual attack on Evan. All while reciting Die Erlkonig.
- Master Poisoner: Even though his poison has yet to claim a victim, its a truly nasty mixture that only gives anyone two days to live. One of those being living in tremendous pain, unable to so much as move.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: For the most part Lak'Shas was a kind of weird, ditzy thing that never really stuck around too long in one place. Nobody seemed to think much about him. And now he's claimed two victims, one after the other, and has cornered Evan in his office, going from silly to Nightmare Fuel on legs in record time. Even moreso when he mercilessly kills Evan in a way that leaves even the Angels of Haven scared.
- Poisoned Weapons: He always poisons his weapons, and the poison is always strong and has a deadly effect. He poisoned Mifune with a toxin that tricked his body into effectively choking itself out, and almost sentenced Pip to a sensory overload seizure with a pinprick from a knife.
- Professional Killer: Lak'Shas is explicitly a hired killer, and does so with absolutely no honor or regard for fair play.
- Psycho for Hire: For Havengale, though he seems to be in it for more reasons than just his pay. For one thing, we never see him being paid.
- Shapeshifting: Its not really clear what it was he did, or whether its an illusion, but he takes off his mask and somehow appears as the person looking at him. For all we know it could be symbolic.
- Shout-Out: To Slenderman, in some aspects. A bizarre thing that gets around absurdly quickly, is obviously inhuman, and has inscrutable motives.
- Smarter Than You Look: Some elements of this have been showing in his speech and mannerisms.
- Weakened by the Light: He cannot remain outside during daylight hours / time when it is bright outside. Apparently light burns him. The inversion is also present; when it's dark out, Lak'Shas is at his strongest, which means a lot of horrifying things.
Angels of Haven
The six-woman team sent by the OSI to handle Samson and any other unusual agent affiliated with the Black Knights, these women are amplified, have powerful Geass, and oddly seem to directly connect to their Knightmares.
- Combat Tentacles: VI-Octopus, who combines this ability with a penchant for stealth and assuming appearances, like certain species of octopi.
- Love Makes You Evil: Inverted - they were all crazy and evil before they met Charlie, whose influence is calming them slightly, making them less overtly nuts... and this has the effect of also making them more dangerous.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Deadly, malignant, and powerful masked ladies.
- Psychic Powers: Mantis. She uses them to predict moves, stop bullets, and manipulate dead bodies and these three creepy puppets she has.
- Sinister Scythe: Steel Crow and Mantis, though Crow's is a sai, and Mantis uses a mono-molecular bladed scythe.
Yuji is an enigmatic Honorary Britannian Spy-Assassin. He works for Crine Dela Ranefort, keeping an eye on people through disguises and false fronts. His loyalties and true beliefs are not truly known by anyone but the Cardinal.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: His hands. Though even his toes can turn into extending blades.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Yuji is a pretty badass spy. He's also an experiment that gave him the power to extend his digits as blades.
- Foreshadowing: He serves as foreshadowing for a group of even further upgraded assassins, the Angels of Haven.
- Oh, Crap!: Given his affiliations, it's natural when Kyle's group discovered he was just next door and nobody was any the wiser until Lak'Shas intervened for some odd reason.
A member of the Magician's Nine, a squad of Zelspine users. He is plagued by his realization that he is merely "average"...and in an army including people with Psychic Powers in the style of Newtypes, this plays out into a lot of angst and anger.
- It's Personal: After most of his squad died to Kyle Tsuyoishi, he decided the enemy pilot had to pay.
- Shout-Out: His name is a shout out to the Big Bad of Dragon Quest III, Zoma. And later, he gets a machine that hangs a lampshade on this, actually called the Demon Lord.
Count Aridol Zarmassa
A very eerie man set to appear in R2, Count Aridol resembles Dracula to some degree, though his looks also lend to Looks Like Cesare. He is harsh and extremely unforgiving, but is unemotional, contrasting him to Van Hoffman, the other starting general in R2. Has a son named Arbel.
- Ace Custom: He has a custom designed Siegrahd with two smaller arms.
- Brutal Honesty: After a little while, he didn't spare Constantine any of what was happening.
- The Dreaded: Not even other Britannians like this guy. The Anti-Britannian Resistance even more so, to the point of fear.
- It's Personal: To terrorists of all stripes, after what happened to his wife.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He has a rare porphyric disease that requires him to drink blood or inject it. He is also averse to sunlight, and has a rather disturbing appearance.
Yuvan Van Hoffman
Yuvan Van Hoffman is a rival to Count Aridol, and pilots a machine that resembles the Guren. He is known for being a bloodthirsty general and General Ripper.
- Ace Custom: He uses the unique Zefranz, a machine made using both Britannian and Indian technology. The result? A black and green pseudo-Guren that slashes its foes to ribbons with its claws and tail.
- Ace Pilot: Surprisingly. This old, fat man pilots the speedy, dangerous, and highly effective Zefranz with ease, making use of steamroller tactics.
- Ax-Crazy: A more mellowed version with age, but this fifty some year old man often speaks of how it feels good to end someone's life up close. "where ya can see the life drain from their eyes."
- General Ripper: This man's solution to everything is just to start trying to kill the problem.
A bizarre Knight Giga Fortress created by Mellura for someone high up in the Britannian Government, it resembles a black dragon slightly, but appears much more in line with an Eldritch Abomination. Created using primitive nanomachines, it seems to have a will of its own...and none too nice a will at that.
- Adaptive Ability: It can alter its body and attack patterns in adaptation to enemy technology and movements.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Played with; Mellura did program it to adapt, evolve, and hunt enemies. Except its definition of enemy was defined with its pilot, and when he died, full of hate and want for revenge...
- Animalistic Abomination: Rather than a humanoid, it resembles a dragon/squid. After its evolution, it resembles a traditional dragon more. However, it has become if anything even more abominable. Those connected to Geass, like the Macedonians, or Charlie see its terrifying true monstrous nature when looking at it.
- Assimilation Backfire: Eating the Seiryu gave it a new coloration and appearance...but also all the Seiryu's damage. Thus taking it out of the Black Rebellion while it repairs itself. However, if its profile is any indication, when it does return, it will be more dangerous than before.
- Beam Spam: Its armed with 20 arms, which all end in cannons which shoot an unusual red blast, which with the ability to make massive explosions, disintegrating tanks outright. Starting when it has fully repaired its new Diffusion equipped form, it can even cause its beams to rain down and bring them ripping through enemies.
- Cannibalism Superpower: It eats things and gains their abilities, be they human or Knightmare. It gained Saya's Tsukuyomiko's shielding, and now Kaisuke's Knightmare's Diffusion System and functionalities.
- Combat Tentacles: its harkens function as this, which let it restrain and devour Saya's Tsukuyomiko...and Saya too.
- Evil Counterpart: It has malevolent versions of the Seiryu's Four Treasures weapons, which seem to float around it, though held on incredibly thin harken-like wires.
- Expy: Adaptive ability? Malicious AI? Capable of action on its own? Its not nearly as over the top, but the Jagdor definitely gives Devil Gundam vibes.
- Eye Awaken: Its factspheres open up during Nero's dismissal of it to show it was not only awake/active, but aware of her. If Nero's panicked and angry reaction was any indication, it intended to eat her.
- Gone Horribly Right: Mellura wanted a dragon-like Knightmare that had extremely cunning AI made for persistently hunting C.C.. Turned out that went a little too well in one way - it became too cunning, and too much like a malicious dragon. However, while it has simply withdrawn, it has yet to do anything malicious against Britannia...
- Hell Is That Noise: Either KRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR or a loud, horrid shriek.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: It hunts Black Knights like an actual predator, supposedly. It also hunts a certain green haired immortal, hinting at who commissioned it.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: It turns out one of Ron's functions was to limit it. Now that he's dead and seemingly assimilated himself into the Jagdor, who knows what this thing is going to do.
- I'm a Humanitarian: It ate Saya whole, except for a few choice parts, and has followed that up by eating Kaisuke.
- Meaningful Name: Its name means Hunter in German.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Vaguely biomechanical, adaptive ability holding, and just as cthulhu-like as a dragon.
- Outside-Context Problem: There's very little known for sure about it, and its alien in comparison to every one of Mellura's other Knightmares. Possibly invoked, to try to surprise Zero with something decidedly more than what he's usually dealt with.
- Picky People Eater: It has no desire to eat regular humans - it only wants "special", augmented, or Geass holding humans.
- Power Parasite: Let it eat enough of something, and it can adapt to either use one of its special traits or adapt against it.
- Revenge: Ron Haives pilots it in order to take revenge on Zero, but its ambiguous how much he controls it.
- Robeast: Resembles a dragon, but is very much a machine.
- Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: It's...actually not very smart, conventionally or book smart anyway. However, it is a very cunning and dangerous predator, adaptable and super persistent. So while it is an animalistic robot, do not mistake this for it being insipid.
- Your Soul is Mine!: One way of interpreting the disturbing "Kaisuke being eaten by mini-Jagdors" scene is that its not just consuming his body. Its eating him and preventing him from going to the World of C, dialling up its scary-levels in the process.
A politician of the UNLE, he only has one superior, and that is Alexander Krethandre. Even then, he is shown to be a very skeevy, shady politician who, while he commands the loyalty of numerous people, is still viewed with suspicion and fear even by the more corrupt members of EU society.
- The Chessmaster: Use the Britannian forces to execute your enemies for you, test out some new machines and whether your newest Destinade is up to expectations, and cover up the fact you brought Gadvein Allrage back from the dead? You fit this trope. He also managed to become the sole winner of the Chinese Invasion by way of the fact Ceres had to hand over the Underground Invasion Tunnel to a "nongovernment third party"...which was owned by Regine Empriste, one of his allies.
- Manipulative Bastard: He gained a number of allies through this tactic. He also manipulated Gadvein into signing on to his force as Violent Burial.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: The "Order" counterpart to Mr. Aside's Chaos, with all that implies.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His intentions are noble, to some level. His means? Incredibly dark.
Named for the Judeo-Christian Trinity, Markos created Trinity to be his general. Absolutely cunning, ruthless and without pity, Trinity uses his/her advanced abilities to plan out battles, launch sudden attacks, and commandeer machines.
- Ace Custom: Each of Trinity inhabits a customized APX II, with each having a different role in combat. Female Trinity is a defensive Plugger, Male Trinity is a Bushwacker, while Tyrann is a deranged Steamroller.
- Ax-Crazy: Tyrann, one of the personalities, is a giggling lunatic who finds pain and dying to be a lot of fun.
- Beam Spam: Trinity's machine The Regalia can pull this off on its own with its four Hadron Cannons, and 182 floating weapons, which lets it absolutely long distance blitz most of what it comes across. Sadly, though, this is its only tactic, being developed purely to test drive such weapons, and without proper defensive armaments.
- Ironic Name: There's nothing holy or religious about Trinity.
- Knight Templar: All of them, except maybe Tyrann. He is just in this to have fun. The others absolutely believe they are within moral thinking to massacre Britannian allies and the "monsters despoiling our country."
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: As soon as they saw that the Melehan was weakened, rather than screw around, Male Trinity shot it into a disabled state, and Tyrann went over to finish the job with his sword through the cockpit. Only Gino's intervention saved Anya's life.
- Split Personality: There are three personalities inhabiting the body of Trinity. Interestingly, he can have them inhabit Knightwalkers, almost seeming to download them in there.
The cold, amoral tactician of the Neo-JLF, he is orders more ruthless than even his usual allies. Markos, naturally, brought him on board, both for his solar technology and his brilliant mind.
- Evil Genius: Too sociopathic to be anything but this, even though he's on the ostensibly good side.
- The Power of the Sun: Masahide's trademark technology is highly advanced solar energy technology, which lets him create and use advanced if gimmicky weaponry and devices, among other things.
- Token Evil Teammate: Even in comparison to Trinity and Markos, he is terrible - he abuses his own forces, kills people when they don't immediately obey an order, and instills obedience by a combination of recruiting the desperate and vengeful and fear. Bezide hates him from the moment he did his MEH.
Initially a Britannian school girl, she had a number of odd appearances at the Ashford Academy but never really had any plot relevance. However, following the Purge Strategy of Zero, she was picked up in the hospital by Peacemark agents of Regine Empriste and turned into someone vastly more formidable.
- Cyborg: Regine gave her new limbs, though going by her drastic change in demeanor, the grafting process probably hurt.
- Dark Action Girl: No longer the scared little schoolgirl. She has her own APX, which prioritizes close quarters combat, indicating she wants up close and personal revenge for the failure to save her family.
Mr. Aside / Eternal Ashes
An exiled Destinade and failed attempt at Bezide Ascato, Mr. Aside is easily one of the evilest bastards in this RP, if not for pure insanity like Kyrl, for the sheer cold-blooded malignity he shows, and the fact it seems none of his minions have free will privileges. He is easily a show of what Bezide would have been without any of his good traits.
- All Your Powers Combined: The 1-Tachyon has the weaponry and unique traits of a Sabre, a Diocletian and his old Erelim, with a few restrictions taken off, and some things altered for his preferences.
- Arch-Enemy: Bezide's, and Alec's, the latter for very personal reasons.
- Bad Boss: He brainwashes most of his minions, and he treats them like disposable pawns. Even the ones who aren't brainwashed are insulted and guided along. There's also the possibility he intends for something to happen to his newest bunch of minions given he gave their machines paint jobs like the Tachyon's.
- Beam Spam: His current machine, the Erelim, is capable of some truly amazing Beam Spam. Similarly, the 1-Tachyon, having the weapons of three different Knightmares.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: The Tachyon line, with their gaudy golden colorations and elegant appearance...belying the ferocity of these machines.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: His "Not Black Knights" have been brainwashed by him, resulting in them being little more than extensions of his willpower. He has done this even more, resulting in a large rebellion to cover for his plan to steal a Diocletian and a SABRE. Purely to give himself a new Knightmare Frame, the 1-Tachyon.
- The Chessmaster: Tellingly, the entirely chaotic way the Black Rebellion has gone off has deviated from any set plan a number of times, but given the vague set victory condition for Aside, he's consistently won thus far.
- Cool Sword: The 1-Tachyon's AP Saber, which has vastly higher particle density than the usual saber, letting it cut through most defenses.
- Crazy-Prepared: In his new bout with Alec, Aside shows some really impressive skills using his surroundings and rigging the entire base he was at with traps. He also brought along his mercenaries, and used weapons such as the Controlled Flying Harkens that Alec had never seen before.
- Creepy Monotone: His real voice, once he stops pretending to be Zero. Though Humanity Is Infectious may be affecting Aside, going by some of his recent displays.
- Deadly Gas: Aside is an enthusiastic user of Chlorine Trifluoride - symbolic of his own chaotic and destructive nature. He mostly uses it in pressure traps and flamethrowers. Additionally, due to using it, his foes have to contend with clouds of various fluoric acids in their gaseous form. While they don't last long, contact is incredibly fatal.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: The 2-Tachyon, a flying upgrade of the 1-Tachyon. Slightly smaller, but packs even more devastating power.
- Evil Counterpart: to many characters; like Lelouch, he is a cunning strategist and Crazy-Prepared Magnificent Bastard. However, Aside lacks any form of moral guidance or restraint. Like Bezide, he is a genetically engineered superhuman made after the model of Markos Alkhait. However, unlike Bezide, he is an utterly emotionless monster that enjoys inciting chaos and violence, while Bezide wants stability and peace.
- Evil Knockoff: Of Bezide, with ash white hair on half of his head.
- Hero Killer: Has murdered members of heroic groups in the past. Regarded with horror by numerous people.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: 1-Tachyon has six arms total. The 2-Tachyon as well, but it uses them for different things than the 1-Tachyon did.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: The 1-Tachyon is like this. It can reflect bullets and cannon shells right back at the attackers with an odd forcefield.
- Psycho Prototype: Not even Markos like the way this guy ended up.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has them permanently, due to using his abilities too heavily.
A sociopathic Britannian Soldier, and a big fan of "More Firepower, Less Problems", he is introduced late in R1 piloting a G-Zal, a semi-mass produced unit that, while light on the firepower, is fitted to his fighting style, this being a very personal style.
- Blood Knight: Loves a good fight, and some times even refuses to fight unless someone who intrigues him rekindles his interest. Not that this'll stop him from "helpful meaningless indulgences."
- The Brute: Charlie uses him for operations wherein a lot of brute force is required, and not much empathy.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He sacrificed his G-Zal to destroy the Gabriel. The G-Zal being an outdated mech that was not quite mass produced, but was still in good numbers. The Gabriel being a one of a kind machine used by Sean to great effect previously.
- Putting on the Reich: His personal uniform is identical to an SS officer's uniform, except white. Fridge Brilliance, given the Japanese associate the color white with death. He's intentionally invoking an extremely malevolent, fearsome image.
- Sociopathic Soldier: He was a sociopath, who joined the army, simply so he could kill people for money.
- Wicked Cultured: Unlike other Ax Crazies, Rahan gives off the feeling of a cultured man who doesn't emotionally overreact.
A character brought over from Code Geass Rise of Forces, Aiden is head of the Arcane family, which is essentially the Zevon Family of Europe, but...well, the current generation, Aiden included, is infamous across Europe for being rather disturbing. Aiden himself has a bizarre moral code, a sociopathic devotion to his ideals, and he covers for his sons' depraved acts as a "gesture of fatherly love."
- Ambiguously Human: His "bandaged" appearance once a year, ability to assume appearances apparently by skinning people, and the fact he's apparently eternally young gives some interesting ideas for what he truly is.
- Big Bad: If Markos Alkhait is not the Big Bad this week in Europe, its Aiden Arcane.
- Coattail-Riding Relative: His sons ride his coattails but have their own merits - Elias, for all his Lecter-like traits, is an extremely capable fighter.
- The Corrupter: To his own sons. He encourages their darker actions, and even covers for them, to make sure that they never get in trouble.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even the matricidal Luviagetta seems to find him creepy.
- Eviler Than Thou: When Britannians and their allies are less unpleasant, that says something.
- In the Blood: The Arcane Family seems to currently have depravity in the blood. It is very clear where his children get it from.
- Manipulative Bastard: Aiden is slightly obvious, but he's very good at playing emotion-games with people.
- Master of Disguise: And all he needs is a corpse, and a sufficient amount of time.
- Nepotism: Surely his sons got to power on their own, and not just because their immediate superiors are afraid of Nosferatu and his "dirt files", right?
- Older Than He Looks: Officially, Aiden is in his sixties, one of the most experienced men in the EU. However, he resembles a very pale, mannequin like man, is about as strong and fast or even moreso than Suzaku, and has looked this way for a long, long time. Then there's the time he spends as a Bandage Mummy every year...whatever his Dark Secret is, its not pleasant.
- Red Baron: His title is Nosferatu, perhaps referring to his bone-white skin, and his seemingly eternal youth.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He is the connections. Simply having connections to him would allow one to theoretically get away with murder. Being his sons is a whole 'nother level.
- The Unfavorite: His changes every week - he plays this up with certain children to manipulate them into doing more to get his attention.
- Thicker Than Water: Aiden is extremely devoted to his sons, to the point of Moral Myopia - he does not honestly care what happens to anyone else so long as his sons live.
Elias is the oldest son of Aiden Arcane, and is a cannibal and commander of forces under Aiden. Unusual for an Arcane, he seems to acknowledge how freaky he is and that he's definitely not normal.
- Anti-Hero: He's a cannibalistic young man who has bizarre beliefs about his dietary habits, but shows early on in his tenure that he's very willing to rescue others, helps Bezide escape Anya - who was possessed by Empress Marianne at the time.
- I'm a Humanitarian: He eats people to try to absorb positive character traits.
- Mr. Fanservice: Elias is very muscular, and very fond of showing this with some tight shirts and such.
The middle child of the Arcane Family, and easily one of the most depraved. A paedophile, he is allowed to indulge himself due to his father. Most who know of him utterly despise him.
- Kill It with Fire: His Knightmare, the Ardor, is armed with flamethrowers.
- Lean and Mean: Tall, thin and a disgusting, depraved young man.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: Enjoys the sound of his "princesses" screaming. He calls it "lovely singing".
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He is very well connected, especially where his father is concerned.
Duke Francis of Austria
The Duke of Austria and now the chief heir to the throne after his cousin/niece became Archduchess, he does not seem to get along very well with her. He is stern, determined and more than a little stubborn. His machine is the menacing Gridzoldr, which has something of a fearsome reputation.
- Anti-Hero: He seeks the throne mostly because of his duty complex, and stubbornly refuses to let go of anything. He also uses a very evil looking Knightmare, and has few if any compunctions about combat pragmatism. Whether he's better for Austria than his cousin-niece remains to be seen.
- Attack Drone: The Floating Fangs of the Gridzoldr - guided by computers and on board small jets.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: He counts as both the cousin and the uncle to Luviagetta. As he will tell you; "The legacy of European Nobility is inbreeding, psychosis, and backstabbing. I am grateful I was born without mental deformity."
- Obviously Evil: The Gridzoldr has a black and red color scheme, a number of hydra heads on its backpack system, a gruesome fighting style, and Francis usually doesn't even say a word when piloting it, except for some extremely mean Trash Talk after victory.
- The Stoic: Time as a soldier for the UNLE made him unemotional when others are watching.
- Royal Brat: What he used to be. Nowadays, he's a lot more stern and unemotional.
- Walking Armory: Due to having numerous power sources besides just Sakuradite, the Gridzoldr has many more weapons than Knightmare usually do.
A trio of Ashford Students who have joined the Britannian Army, Phantasm 3 basically epitomize Combat Pragmatism. They taunt their foes, disable their armaments, never stand still if its not required for a plan, gang up on foes, shoot from safe spots, camp, and generally make anyone's day miserable.
They are composed of Gary Marcuse, Dash Neelie, and Kei Nogami.
- The Combat Pragmatist: They evidently learned from Charlie's example; they never fight fair, and use anything from taunts to low blows to pot shots. This as usual does not say they're weak - their machines are all top of the line. They do however lack experience.
- Establishing Character Moment: The three of them, together, arrive to help Nero, and then insult their opponent and use pragmatic methods.
- Flaw Exploitation: They exploit Kokusho's temper to run rampant all over him.
- In the Back: Shooting someone in the back is another of their common moves.
- I Shall Taunt You: How they get opponents to fall into their plans. Dash alludes to screwing Kokusho's mother to get him sufficiently enraged.
- Power Palms: All of their machines use Mellura's new Neo-Vulcan Gun.
- Weak, but Skilled: They're not experienced fighters, so they use any method necessary to help them win.
A heavily implied "version" of an infamous historical character, much like his historical counterpart, Himmler is involved in the right wing government of Britannia...though as a middle managing logistics administrator. However, his career is about to take a jumpstart...
- The Chessmaster: An accomplished power seeker, he knows how to make internal bureaucracy work for his own interests.
- Control Freak: Himmler cannot stand being reduced from his amount of control. It hasn't done much damage in his career as a middle manager, but with how things are going, he might have more to control in the future.
- Corrupt the Cutie: While dissing the recently "slain" Tyler, Himmler notes that "if he wanted to hurt Samson, he should've brought up his daughter to hate him", indicating he is a fan of this and Revenge Through Corruption.
- Dark Is Evil: The Sutherland IV is one of the most monstrous Knightmares out there, only looking feasibly humanoid with its cloak on. Then there's Specialized Security's color scheme for their uniform...its clear he's a fan of dark, gruesome coloration."I know there are many people who fall ill when they see this black uniform; we understand that and don't expect that we will be loved by many people."
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: "To look into Himmler's eyes is to see how utterly insignificant human life is to him."
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Nerdy chicken breeder to manager of horrible government projects.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Heinrich Himmler was very much an organizer and bureaucrat. Henry, on the other hand, going by the fact he has a Knightmare, is actually capable of fighting personally, making him a more present villain. There's also the fact he's vastly less squeamish about the sight of blood.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Subverted; Himmler talks a big game, but at first he seemed like his historical counterpart...and then he climbed in his Sutherland IV, by himself, and slaughtered eight POISON members aiming to attack Nero's event.
- Putting on the Reich: More than usual in Britannia - emphasizing Nazi Germany more than the British Empire. What does he value? "Seeing honour only in loyalty." Himmler's personal KMF even has a Totenkopf for a chest piece, chosen explicitly to terrify.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Occurs a few times. Like when recommending Reiner Albrecht to lead The Reapers.
- Villainous Friendship: He honestly likes Reiner Albrecht. And Reiner for his part is willing to play second fiddle to Himmler for purely practical reasons. He also seems to want revenge on Zero for Prince Clovis.
Peace Protection Brigade / Specialized Security
Charlie's defensive operations team and peace defending force...with the helm taken from him and given to Henry Himmler. This represents a shift from Triumvirates to a singular Chancellor and his deputies during R1.5. It also represents a backdrop of horrific repression.
- Irony: Charlie envisioned them protecting peace and being a symbol of the idea that the Japanese and the Britannians can work together. Himmler took over and made that whole idea turn to Gone Horribly Right and beyond. The Japanese members happily brutalize their countrymen, and what Kaguya said came true in a certain horrid fashion - they're separate all right...
- Mad Doctor: The Medical Division, who double as Torture Technician types in the blacksites and camps.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: they explicitly are instructed by Himmler to round up "degenerates". They also are incredibly rough on the Japanese unwilling to cooperate with the regime, and are in general an unpleasant group unfond of anything resembling a fair trial.
- Putting on the Reich: Start with the uniforms and their leader's name, and proceed down. Numerous officers are stand ins for historical Nazis. Some are given a downgrade in villainy...and others are made if possible even worse. Their Knightmares are named for Waffen-SS ranks, and the Standarten includes a Degen sword, as well as having a head design resembling a Stahlhelm.
- Secret Police: The so called "Specialized Police Force", as well as the International Police Force.
- State Sec: Structured off of an infamous one. They operate in a large number of contexts, having their own military force, Knightmare Productions Team, buildings, Po W Camp's, and blacksites devoted to their aims and ends. They also manage education, schools, and college, structuring curriculum based on what they see as valid education for both Britannians and Japanese. They're also foreign policy active, and have a number of plans to expand their influence beyond just the Areas. They've even further incorporated a number of intelligence agencies into their sphere of influence, and made their own police force.
- Stupid Jetpack Hitler: Justified given the presence of Code R and Project Knight, as well as the dangerous scientist Ernst Welker. For one thing, the Wunderwaffen/Miracle Weapons actually work as intended.
Dr. Ernst Welker
The depraved doctor of Specialized Security - this man was actually prevented from serving in Britannia before Specialized Security got him assigned to their unit due to some questionable experiments. He is obsessed with understanding life and death, as well as how to overcome the limits of life and death, viewing it more as a cycle than a natural occurrence.
- Evil Genius: Specialized Security's Science Expert. He also manages to design Knightmares too, giving an indication of Omnidisciplinary Scientist.
- For Science!: Why he does anything. Though its warped enough that it certainly looks like he's getting a sadistic kick outta it. He does though have no patience for "unscientific thought".
- Herr Doktor: Embodies a horrific image of a Nazi Doctor. He researches everything from "purifying the race" to "how does one bring the dead back to life".
- Mad Scientist: He even had his own nickname even among Britannia's own Mad Scientists. They called him Dr. Hell.
- Mad Scientist Laboratory: He has an entire camp devoted to his horrific craft - Krakenburg Camp. Even Piper doesn't like going there too long, and specifically says the things he's heard "chill the blood".
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: And that's putting it lightly. He actually believes morals and ethics "have no place in science."
- The Undead: Oddly mixed with Super Soldier - one of his life long obsessions. He wants to create an unliving supersoldier who will follow any order to the letter and kill without feeling or remorse. And he's got a definitely horrid sense of irony in who he wants to be his Robert Strong...
Joachim Pipen / Piper
A version of a historical character, Joachim is at once part and parcel of what is going on and a view point character into it all. Known as "The Blowtorch" due to his use of fire to smoke out enemies in the Black Rebellion, he is a complicated character. Kind to Amy, yet a zealous member of Spec Sec. Willing to go the distance for his friends, but in some things too far...
- Ace Custom: his Standarten KMF - most of those are Lightning Bruisers to compliment the logistical nightmare that is the Panthera Tiger. His manages to move even faster, and includes a strong light rifle meant to off the competition in the Lightning Bruiser scene.
- Ambiguously Evil: It's ambiguous just how much enthusiasm he really has for the government and its edicts, in contrast to history. He willingly beat a bunch of Yakuza accomplices to death, but detested how much his fellows enjoyed doing it. He enjoys battle, not one sided beatdowns. Then there's his treatment of Amy - a standard Pet the Dog that stands out against the mostly ruthless other members of Specialized Security. Yet its noted he's one of the few people cold, manipulative and cruel Himmler actually likes, and what that means for him is up in the air.
- Historical Villain Downgrade: by and large - historical Joachim knew about what was going on at these camps. RP Joachim thinks they're just regular prisons and recoiled in horror at the thought of what was going on in Welker's Camp Krakenburg. Real Joachim set villages on fire, while RP Joachim got his nickname from setting a section of field bases on fire to smoke out hiding Black Knights, which while still antagonistic is nowhere near Malmedy or burning villages.
- Mr. Fanservice: He is handsome, young and even remarked in his profile to be "very attractive". Then there's his predilection for the Hellbent For Leather Spec Sec uniform...
- Those Two Guys: His relationship with Michael Witt. Both are often seen with one another, and both act protectively to Amy. One is rarely seen without the other close by.
- Understanding Boyfriend: Risalina does not have long to live, and Joachim has every intention to let her enjoy life before she perishes.
The street fighter and enforcer, Robert is one of the by all accounts strangest of the Specialized Security members - he is an openly gay man who believes this gives him certain advantages, and he enjoys brutal fighting and the "closeness" this gives warriors. Himmler makes use of him only as a necessity, viewing Robert as wasteful and "crude". Robert for his part views his superior as a pencil necked weakling, so the feeling is mutual.
- The Brute: An actor in the field whose chief virtue is his wellspring of brute force.
- Depraved Homosexual: Played with; his depravity - his liking for violence and battle - and his homosexuality seem mostly separate, unlike who he probably stands in for historically.
- Eating the Eye Candy: He ogles Edgar and later Suzaku - its pretty transparent he likes both.
- Manly Gay: A big, muscular blond young man with a penchant for a leather uniform, Robert also has a boyfriend, though he's not exactly subtle about showing his sexual interests.
Reiner Tristan Eugene Albrecht
The infamous hangman himself, or at least his allohistorical counterpart. Much younger but no less vile, Reiner is depicted as a thrill seeking, challenge loving sociopath, whose lifestyle brought him to disrepute in the Navy. He went from a nobody to a figure of tremendous power as head of Interpol.
- Blood Knight: Enjoys battle and bloodshed purely for the sociopathic glee he gets off of it.
- Challenge Seeker: He does everything he does in pursuit of a challenge, and cannot feel at home unless he's challenged by something.
- Evil Genius: He's basically the Hyper-Competent Sidekick - he brewed up an invasion plan, a counterplan for Australia's move, and is working to completely compromise the remaining resistance factions.
- Hot-Blooded: Always seen doing some kind of sport, an extrapolation of Heydrich's athletic pursuits. Reiner basically jumps off of cliffs with only a bungee cord to help him because its fun.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: He's regrettably good at what he does, whatever that may be. Violin? Virtuoso. Athletics? Decathlete. Planning possible genocide of captive Australians? He immediately knew when hostilities started that Operation Frederick would end up used as fodder for Australia's moves against Britannia so he geared up some blacksites to "expunge the enemy combatants within Britannia".
- Inexplicably Awesome: Technically a Badass Normal. Technically. Fought a Super Soldier to a standstill in a Knightmare he was utterly new to.
- Kangaroo Court: Reiner presides over a so called court of your peers, which includes bloodthirsty Lesser Clan soldiers, who ask him for increasingly brutal sentences. Reiner then selects the most skincrawlingly horrible, gives the accused the info on exactly how they're going to die, and then makes them wait, weeks on end, in solitary confinement, to make them beg him for death. Why? It Amused Me.
- The Sociopath: Read the rest of his tropes, then consider that Reiner was barred from the Navy for a horrid Reason You Suck Speech delivered to a noble girl, calling her an inbred lout that has no business even tying his shoes, for the fact she got herself pregnant off of him and "with an abundance of safe sex measures, you must be especially idiotic if you thought I'd want your child tied to me. Abort it or kill yourself." He is arguably at his scariest when he's acting normal and just thinking his sociopathic thoughts, for the sheer disconnect.
"Adam" / Naoto Kozuki
Adam is a product of Ernst Welker's terrible experiments upon the corpses of dead Black Knights and those close to the living remaining Knights. He specifically picked Adam for the fact he's related to a famous Black Knight by technicality - he's not Naoto in personality, being a cruel "Aryan" who has been drastically altered.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Despite having a distinct identity, Naoto's memories seem to be bleeding through...
- Super Soldier: An undead variant - Adam was brought back from the dead and in a scene reminiscent of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Adam looks human at first, until he opened his eyes and the rampant inhumanity of what he is became obvious.
- The Undead: Very similar to a Frankenstein's Monster type being. He's explicitly noted to have bits and pieces not from Naoto's body, and the thing that came back is (mostly) not Naoto.
- Democracy Is Bad: Characters have varying opinions on this. Infinity views it as good idea for people who want it, but doesn't think that it is all solving and popular as some might think. S.S. is a straight example, who views democracy as the gateway to power for inexperienced, unproven oligarchs.
- Evil Counterpart: Initially what the White Dragons were to the Black Knights, prior to Character Development.
- For the Evulz: Caesar only wanted chaos, and not much else, finding all concepts such as countries and morality around pointless in the big picture, and decided that he might as well try and teach others that, violently.
- Hobbes Was Right: How Infinity views the humanity as a whole, though he's willing to admit there are individual exceptions. S.S. is a more mixed example, who instead believes that people aren't born anyway, and are merely what the world makes them, and unfortunately, the world makes them cruel.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: One of the defining features of many of his characters. Special note to Selina, who holds incredible pride in being a Britannian, and is quick to take offense when she feels Britannia's are being neglected in favor of Japanese.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Most of his characters fall on the more cynical side, in what his characters describe as a "cycle of oppression". Infinity believes that people as a whole are spiteful, and that Zero's idealized future is ridiculous. S.S. is even more cynical, convinced that humanity always has, and always will, function under an oppressor-oppressed dynamic, even if some aren't aware of it, because that is simply how the world makes them.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Where do we start?
- The White Dragons aren't happy to work with the Black Knights, but do it mostly out of loyalty to Infinity, who decided to work with Zero out of mutual interest.
- Same with the Crimson Phoenixes, who were more or less forced to join with the White Dragons after Xenos lost to Infinity. Xenos doesn't like Infinity or Zero.
- Selina really does not like the Black Knights, despite being a relatively active member. She stays mostly because of Lester, her boyfriend, and father of her child. Lester himself is a downplayed example. He isn't entirely for the Black Knight cause, and is often at odds with other members; but he's (seemingly) loyal to Zero, and does his job well. Its indicated he still stays with them because he believes in finishing what he started. Then there's the matter of him staying in the Black Knights for information.
- Alistair and Silvia when they first met, but they've gotten better, with Alistair actually falling in love with her.
- The Needs of the Many: Infinity hates both these positions with a passion, thinking that it turns lives into a matter of numbers. And he makes it very clear."A world where one hundred have to be neglected so that a thousand can prosper, is not one worth creating"."Your philosophy seems to amount to this: any sacrifice is worth it. Is there max or minimum size for the sacrifice?"
- Token Good Teammate: Many of his characters are this, but special mention goes to the Alezan siblings, who are actually perfectly decent people, both showing themselves to be honorable, reasonable, and wholly opposed to racism, being one of (if not the) only two people to refer to the Japanese people as such. Ironic as Alistair was the one who conquered and subjugated Japan in this continuity.
- Walking the Earth: S.S. has been doing this for over 3000 years, and has definitely seen some shit.
- We ARE Struggling Together: After the first Black Rebellion, things are becoming increasingly tense between the White Dragons and Black Knights, especially as both organizations are becoming progressively more homogeneous, much to the dismay of Infinity and Kaguya.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Infinity does this regularly for Zero, calling him out on talking a lot, but failing to actually back it up.
- Worthy Opponent: How Alistair views Todoh. The feeling doesn't appear to be mutual.
Nero fi Britannia
The murderous Princess whose reputation is well known by higher Britannian Society, Nero is a borderline insane woman whose reckless ambition for the throne drives most of her actions. She has killed two of her own sisters because they dared to desire her throne, and only ceased pursuit of her twin when she gave up her claim to it. She is a bi-polar, bi-sexual woman who does not hesitate to indulge and abuse anything to it's limit, including people and illegal substances.
She also has one of the most obvious plots in the entire RP, which almost nobody has seemed to discover yet. Somebody should really get on that...
- Ax-Crazy: Loves her some murder, and enjoys battle.
- BFS: Nero's Knightmare has a massive sword with a Hadron cannon built into the blade. The sword is two-thirds the size of her entire knightmare.
- Big Breast Pride: Nero's chest, while clearly not the biggest in any respects, is one of her most used assets and a large source of pride for her. She considers them the absolute perfect size.
- Dark Action Girl: Loves fighting and crushing her opponents, and sometimes enjoys seducing her opponents before shattering their rib cage and pumping them full of bullets.
- Depraved Bisexual: Horrible Evil combined with her sexual appetite make for a very disturbing woman. Not to be confused with Anything That Moves, or even worse, confused with Lovable Sex Maniac.
- Evil Twin: Nero is a part of two sets of twins. She murdered the first set of twins, and her twin sibling fled to the EU out of fear.
- Hammerspace: Nero keeps a large assortment of items, including her phone, camera, gun, and several other important items tucked up safely between her cleavage for ease of access. She makes use of this very frequently, though usually not during an actual battle for the purpose of fairness.
- Harem Seeker: Nero has slowly started collecting her own troop of young maidens who she makes hopelessly in love with her to serve her. If all goes well it will likely result in a Marry Them All ending.
- Names to Run Away From: Looking past a certain Roman Emperor after who she was named, Nero has a good reputation among her siblings and higher nobility as a bloodthirsty psycho who enjoys murder in all shapes and sizes.
- Obviously Evil: Start with the name, go through the murders, see her evil looking Knightmare Frame with a sword that shoots dark red blasts off of it, her obvious parallels with Emperor Nero, and continue on from there.
- Royally Screwed Up: Nero is bi-polar and very close to being a complete psychopath. Being a Princess is just icing on the cake.
- Shameless Fan Service Girl: Nero enjoys making a show of things. Often taunts her own siblings with her sexual advances, and tends not to care if anybody see's her body, which she considers the female form perfected.
Fiore Io Britannia
Darnic's youngest sister, a young innocent cripple bound to a wheelchair after a horse riding accident in her youth. She tends to smile and be happy as often as possible, even if others around her are not. She is always curious but quick to revert back into the submissive younger sister role if she is scolded.
- BrotherSister Incest: Fiore is hopelessly in love with her brother Darnic, for whom it seems does not share her affections, at least not to the same level as hers. It is implied she may have once had that sort of relationship with him, but if that was the case it was many years ago.
- Damsel in Distress: Fiore is bound in a wheelchair and, despite her re-constructed arm possessing super strength, she cannot really defend herself in any way. She keeps a loaded pistol in her wheelchair, but does not use it. This weapon was actually used against her during the opening ceremony of the Specially Administrated Zone of Japan, where her maid, who was secretly an Area 5 extremist, used it to shoot her in the back seven times.
- Knight in Shining Armor: In her eyes, her brother Darnic has always filled this slot. He has watched over and protected her since she lost the use of her legs, and this may have contributed to her falling in love with him.
Archduchess Luviagetta Edelfeldt
The teenage Archduchess of Austria-Hungary and expert Volleyball player, she is remarkably smart for her age and plans on turning over the EU super power she controls to Britannia in exchange for power and a royal marriage.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She sides with Britannia, was willing to have her own mother killed...and Aiden Arcane freaks her right out. Same business with his sons.
A super smart scientist from between the Middle Eastern Federation and India. She helped Britannia claim the Middle Eastern Federation by sabotaging them from the inside and revealing their secrets. She loves money and is obsessed with oral hygiene, and is possibly super in love with Rakshata.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: On several occasions, Kalila has been pitied after being bullied for her short size or that fact she is a foreigner. This tends to result in pity from other characters, which she quickly rebukes with "Don't pity me!" and "Viscountesses don't cry!".
A super-soldier working in the service of the Kyoto House and childhood friend of Kaguya Sumeragi. He is brave, chivalrous, and very very cliche. He is the typical Japanese Super-Samurai taken to Eleven, and with the added cliche of having spent most of his teen years in isolation and thus not knowing much at all about social norms.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Yuuki unknowingly has a crush on Kaguya, who is both in love with and determined to marry Zero.
- Always Save the Girl: Yuuki values Kaguya's life above all else, even his own and those of his friends. He will do anything for her, and would never forgive himself if anything happened to her.
- Bodyguard Crush: Yuuki is sworn to serve and protect Lady Kaguya in exchange for saving his life and giving him the Stryker surgery. He does not realize it due to What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?, but he has a massive crush on Kaguya.
- Super Soldier: As mentioned above, he is one of the three survivors of Eleven original super soldiers designed to be the Kyoto Houses secret weapon against Britannia. He has enhanced senses, control of some internal functions, and enhanced strength, speed and reflexes. This comes at the cost of both his health and his life span, as he needs medicine every thirty hours to remain healthy, and he will likely die around the age of Forty.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Yuuki was raised far away from anybody besides old men years before he hit puberty, and as such had no idea what was going on when ever his heart rate spiked when he saw a pretty girl. He assumed it was a glitch in his implants.
Warrant Officer (Second Class) William Curtin
- Bodyguard Crush: No thanks to Nero's not-so-subtle advances and his own admiration for the feisty Princess, Curtin is probably veering into this trope before the end of R1.5.. Time and ongoing events will only tell ...
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Curtin's introduction saw him and his platoon sent in response to Mr Aside's hijacking of a top-secret Knightmare. Prepared for the cannon-fodder, yet unprepared for both the volume of fire and the booby-trapped streets, they were forced to pull out. They hadn't progressed any further then three city blocks, nor were they even remotely close to stopping Aside's escaping convoy. Despite both the best efforts of a desperate Curtin and his allies, the battle for the garrison where his battalion has been stationed ended up as this. Out of a total unit of approx. 830 officers and men, only around sixty survived.
- Ensign Newbie: He'd been rapidly kicked up the ranks - from Sergeant to Warrant Officer 2 - in one promotion a few weeks before the Black Rebellion was due to break out. Because of his lack of experience, he found himself unprepared for his new responsibilities and did not have enough time to settle in before his battalion was recalled to the Tokyo Prefecture. Taken one step further during and after the Black Rebellion - he is now acting CO of a battalion that only exists on paper.
- It's Personal: Having lost both of his parents after they were accidentally killed in the cross-fire of an earlier brush-fire war, as well as having comrades and allies maimed or killed by groups affiliated with the Black Knights, Curtin has come to utterly despise the rebel elements in Area 11. It's heavily implied, however, that Curtin is subconsciously using Zero as a hated figure to shift blame onto for all the grief caused to him, similar to the role of Goldstein in '1984'.
- Super Soldier: What the earlier mentioned messing with his head might be turning him into. From his experiences in the Benetnach's field-test and over the course of the Rebellion, he is utterly terrified of his new 'dark side'.
9th Britannian Infantry Battalion / Legio I Britannia Praetoria Imperius
Curtin's posting, one of the many Britannian Army units sent to Area 11 to maintain order and put down Zero's rebellion. While their commanding officer (Major S. Harrison) is the most prominent of the unit - in order to show the general mood among the battalion and to allow communication up the military chain of command (which would be outside Curtin's jurisdiction) - a number of other no-name Honourary Britannian Red Shirts have also been name-dropped throughout the unit's tenor in order to flesh them out. They are, however, Doomed by Canon, wiped out to short of every man during the Black Rebellion
- It's Raining Men: Standard operating procedure for both Curtin and his battalion. While classified as an "infantry" battalion as opposed to a "paratrooper" or "airborne" unit, Word of God says that the 9th were forced to adopt aerial deployments for their operations due to both the urban density of Area 11 and that other methods of transportation (such as IF Vs, which the 9th do not possess) would simply take far too much time in an urgent situation.
- Militaries Are Useless: Considering the opposition they are up against, nearly every engagement the 9th have been involved in has been either an utter failure or a Pyrrhic engagement, this trope gets thrown around a lot over R1. The survivors are determined to ensure that this does NOT happen again.
The current President of Australia, one of the few real Democracies in the RP, and currently in a rather precocious situation. Placed in power due to a political coup, Darian must deal with Britannia, Japan, China and the UNLE, and balance relationships with these powers. The Black Rebellion has intensified tensions, and his nation has a few very interesting pieces of intelligence.