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The characters who were introduced in the Anime series Senki Zesshou Symphogear's fourth season(AXZ).

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The Illuminati

    In General 
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While Prelati and Cagliostro tend to not always listen to Saint-Germain's ideas and go off and do their own thing, they do care about her and really see her as their partner.
    Saint-Germain: "I can't afford to reconsider the steps already taken, even if I have to struggle alone."
    Prelati: "But you're not alone. Basically, we can't leave you by yourself."
    Cagliostro: "It's thanks to you that we're here at all. Wherever you go, we go together."
    • Saint-Germain reciprocates the feeling, rushing to protect them from Kirika and Shirabe's Combination Attack and visibly conflicted when Adam gives her the ultimatum of choosing which one to sacrifice for their life energy.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The alchemist trio seem to be this for season 4. They're actually Co-Dragons of their founder Adam.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The Illuminati, and their leader Adam, are namedropped by Maria in G episode 12 as being part of the cover-up regarding the moon dropping on the earth long before they are revealed as being the Greater Scope Villains of the series.
  • Freudian Trio: Saint-Germain is the Ego, Cagliostro the Id, and Prelati the Superego.
  • Gender Bender: Cagliostro and Prelati are noted in their character bios to have been men before being turned into women by Saint-Germain. Their names are also taken from historical figures Alessandro Cagliostro and Francois Prelati.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Knowing that they were finally able to use their alchemy in a way that benefited humanity, Saint-Germain, Cagliostro, and Prelati die with content smiles on their faces.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The first episode of AXZ reveals they had supported Carol in the creation of the Château de Tiffauges and made F.I.S. cease operations, making them involved with the two previous seasons. The next episode shows they were in competition with Finé for control of the relics throughout the centuries.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: All three are named after real-life alchemists.
  • Power Nullifier: Up until the Mid-Season Upgrade, the Faust Robes Saint-Germain's group used were capable of nullifying the Ignite mode and take the Symphogear user out of the fight.
    • Their robes are powered by the Lapis Philosophorum (Philosopher's Stone), which is said to be able to cleanse evil and impurity. The Symphogears' Ignite modules are powered by Dainsleif, which is a cursed object.
  • The Rival: The Illuminati are revealed to have been long time rivals against Finé in their goal of analysing relics for their alchemic research.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Saint-Germain/Cagliostro/Prelati versus Adam. They don't particularly like him and think his methods of running the Illuminati are shoddy.
  • True Companions: Saint-Germain, Cagliostro, and Prelati. The show takes care to reaffirm their bond time and again. Saint-Germain even uses the word "nakama" to describe them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It's revealed in episode 6 and 7 that, much like their rival Finé, the Illuminati (or at the very least Saint-Germain) intend to free humanity from the Curse of Balal by making use of the Lunar Ruins. However the way they intend to do this is by killing as many humans as possible in order to create divine power.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The alchemists kill a dictator and his men and turn them into particles of light to power their alchemy.
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    Adam Weishaupt 
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Voiced By: Shin-ichiro Miki

The founder and Lodge-master of the Illuminati.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Adam's Robotic Reveal comes with getting one of his arms ripped off.
  • Artificial Human: Episode 11 reveals that he is the prototype of humanity, created by the Custodians, who discarded him for "being too perfect."
  • Ax-Crazy: The moment he shows up, he creates a nuclear explosion without apparently caring the other alchemists are in the blast zone.
  • Been There, Shaped History: According to a keyword, he contributed to Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie when the writer caught a glimpse of his true form and used it as the model for Baphomet.
  • Berserk Button: The usually unflappable Adam gets enraged when someone calls him a puppet.
  • Big Bad: Of AXZ once he shows himself in the fourth episode.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His eyebrows are thick and oddly shaped.
  • Bishōnen Line: He actually crossed it centuries ago, but has to go back the other way when the stamina expense of maintaining his beautiful form proves too much.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Played With. Adam's true form wouldn't be much stronger or weaker than his human-looking one if he were at full strength, but it's much easier for him to maintain when he's already spent a large percentage of his energy and lost an arm. Ditching his human form thus lets him return to his full combat potential, at the cost of being hideous.
  • Creative Sterility: The keywords declare this as the reason he was deemed "too perfect", as he had no potential for growth. Everything about Adam, from his prized chrysopoeia technique to his Nice Hat, is the product of someone else's genius.
  • Died Laughing: Just as Hibiki blows a hole through his torso, he muses that humanity doesn't have the power to face the Custodians, and gives one final Evil Laugh before exploding.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Adam's plans comes to a screeching halt when Episode 11 reveals that Hibiki is a much better vessel for the divine power than Adam is. He doesn't take this too well.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: The moment he transfuses matter to create a nuclear explosion his clothes disintegrate.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As founder of the Illuminati, he has been indirectly involved with all the previous antagonists.
  • Lack of Empathy: He proposes sacrificing Prelati or Cagliostro to gain enough life energy to reach the lunar ruins without a care in the world. Saint-Germain even wonders if he has any humanity left. In episode 11 Adam admits to Saint-Germain that he doesn't since he was never human to begin with.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After Tiki is destroyed in episode 11 she desperately tries to get Adam to hug her. Instead Adam kicks her to the curb in an attempt to try and absorb the divine power. In episode 12 Adam successfully uses his torn off arm as a vessel to hold the divine power but Tiki arrives and holds him to the ground so she can get her hug. This prevents Adam from being able to defend his arm from Hibiki, who manages to destroy both it and the divine power he collected.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His final form is a huge humanoid monster, that moves incredibly fast and hits far harder than in his human form.
  • Light Is Not Good: Dresses in white and gold and is the Big Bad of Season 4.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair reaches his waist.
  • Meaningful Name: Though "Adam" doesn't seem this way at first with the reveal he was one of the candidates to be Adam — that is "the first man" — it definitely takes on an important meaning.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Adam has absolutely no compunction with stripping down in front of his female co-workers or attacking his enemies completely naked.
  • Nice Hat: He's almost always seen wearing a white fedora, and it constantly covers half his face. Adam can even use his hat as a projectile for combat.
  • Not Even Human: Turns out to be a non-human creature and is subsequently offed in the final battle.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Admits to Saint-Germain in episode 10 he actually didn't care if the power of the Lunar Ruins could be used to save humanity, he simply wanted to use its power for himself.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The first thing he does when he finally appears in Episode 4 is to quite literally nuke the area in order to kill the Symphogear users.
  • One-Winged Angel: Abandons his human form in the last episode of AXZ to destroy the symphogears, turning into a humanoid monstrosity with horns and Extra Eyes.
  • Psycho Prototype: To humanity. He was one of the candidates to be the "Adam" of planet Earth, but was passed over in favour of humans because he was "too perfect" and therefore incapable of growth and creativity.
  • Revealing Cover-Up: While the nuclear explosion he makes in episode 4 seems like an excessive amount of overkill its revealed in episode 10 that he intentionally used a blast that big to blow up the research center to prevent the Symphogear users from figuring out how to commit deicide and disrupt his plans.
  • Robotic Reveal: In episode 11 Adam has his arm slashed by Saint-Germain revealing that it is mechanical and that Adam isn't actually human.
  • Satanic Archetype: A primordial "perfect being" who is jealous of humans and wants to surpass the gods who created him, never keeps his promises, and whose true form served as the inspiration for Baphomet.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the founder of the Illuminati, and the alchemist trio, Saint-Germain more specifically, answer to him.
  • The Power of the Sun: Adam's favorite combat technique is to perform chrysopoeianote , which makes gold the only way any element is made: by nuclear fusion.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He begins losing it in AXZ Episode 11 when Hibiki is revealed to be a better vessel for the divine power that he's attempting to collect. He completely loses it in the final two episodes of the season when Tiki prevents him from protecting his arm that was collecting the divine power, leaving him to futilely curse Hibiki's god killing power, and he's reduced to a raving lunatic during the final battle when Hibiki just won't die.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is dark purple.

    Saint-Germain 
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Voiced By: Minako Kotobuki

A powerful Alchemist who has achieved the state of "perfection" by recreating her body, becoming ageless. She now seeks the power of a god to fully realize her ideals.


  • The Ace: Saint-Germain appears to be the most powerful Alchemist seen in the series. Whereas Carol had to burn her memories for her powers to work and Noble Red actively weaken their bodies every time they use their powers Saint-Germain was able to grant herself, and her two closest friends, "perfected" bodies which not only made them immortal but also allow them to use their powers without any risk.
  • The Ageless: She hasn't aged in centuries, possibly even millennia.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Has shades of being this. Despite her past, Saint-Germain does not let it color her perception of humanity. Even though there are bad people in the world, that doesn't mean humanity isn't worth saving.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Her eyebrows are noticeably thicker than the other female characters'.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Outright defied. She has been keeping an exact count of how many people she has had to kill or sacrifice for their goal, which has been nearing 74,000 by the time she makes her debut.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Serves this role to Carol in AXZ. Both of them grew up thousands of years ago and suffered from the worlds cruelty even losing a parent in the process which helped shape their worldviews before becoming powerful Alchemists. However their goals, powers and motivations couldn't be more different. Whereas Carol gained a deep seated hatred for the world and wanted to complete her plan in order to destroy the earth in revenge for her fathers death Saint-Germain never blamed humans themselves but rather the Curse of Balal and dedicated her life to dispelling it at any cost. Their power sets also contrast; whereas Carol (most of the time) had the appearance of a little girl, kept herself alive by transferring her consciousness into clone bodies, and had to burn her own memories to use her powers, Saint-Germain had the appearance of an adult woman and created a "perfect" body that gave her immortality and allowed her to perform alchemy with no risks. Even their final fates are different; Carol could never let go of her hatred for the world, constantly rejected Hibiki's help, and died burning out all of her memories whereas Saint-Germain was able to let go of her plan, teamed up with Hibiki to fight Adam, and died saving the world.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her character bio reveals that not only was Saint-Germain born a slave who was continuously mistreated by her owners, she occasionally was also "called into bed" and molested by one of them, who taught her how to read for his amusement.
  • Enemy Mine: At the end of episode 10, she chooses to fight alongside Hibiki to defeat Adam. In episode 12, she assists S.O.N.G. in their efforts to save Hibiki.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She shows genuine shock at Adam's callousness towards her and her fellow alchemists.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her flashback shows she was the daughter of a slave, with her father not even recognizing her and her mother starved to death.
    • However, she doesn't let this turn her into an outright villain.
  • The Gunslinger: Her Faustian Robe takes the form of a pistol.
  • Knight Templar: Wants to end oppression on the world, but her radical belief that there's no other way than to rewrite history and destroy the curse of balal by sacrificing human lives put her in this category.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Unlike Prelati and Cagliostro, she has this type of eyes.
  • Mystical White Hair: Fitting for an ageless alchemist.
  • Necessarily Evil: She and her comrades have taken thousands of lives for their plan to end oppression by remaking the world.
  • Not Quite Dead: She lives on in Hibiki in XV through her Amalgam form, allowing her to assist in combat (and by extension singing). Her soul later appears as a shroud around Hibiki's new X-Drive in XV, the result of the X-Drive and Amalgalm fusing together, and gives Hibiki longer, Kanade like hair made out of Pure Energy.
  • One-Scene Wonder: In XV episode 4 she manifested alongside Hibiki's Amalgam and sang a duet with her in the fight against Noble Red... only to nevet appear again until her cameo in the finale alongside the other dead.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother died of illness and/or starvation and her "father" never considered her his daughter.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is as long as Maria's and seems even thicker.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Fought against Fine over 400 years ago. Her flashback shows she's even older.
  • Redemption Equals Death: When a nuke is fired at Tokyo in order to destroy the divine power, Saint-Germain, alongside Cagliostro and Prelati, sacrificed herself to protect humanity.
  • Villainous Friendship: She truly cares about Prelati and Cagliostro and doesn't want to sacrifice them for her goals.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Desires to remake the world so that no one feels oppressed. In the third AXZ OVA, Saint-Germain muses that although she wants to help free humanity from the subjugation of their souls, her chosen methods of reaching that goal will never be accepted because of how extreme they are.
  • When She Smiles: She shows off her first genuine smile in Episode 12. It also happens to be her last.

    Cagliostro 
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Voiced By: Shouta Aoi

A follower of Saint-Germain. A man who had his body altered by Saint-Germain's alchemy into the "perfect form" of a woman. Originally a liar and swindler, she has decided to change her ways, and be honest about her feelings.


  • Boobs of Steel: Among the villains, she has the largest chest and is the most physically active fighter, relying on punches similar to boxing techniques.
  • Faking the Dead: Knowing that Adam means to kill the alchemists in the long-run, Cagliostro picks a fight with Maria and Chris and causes a midair collision with them that produces a pyrotechnic explosion. She uses the explosion to fake her own death and fakes Prelati's death in a later battle so they could work on creating the lapis philosophorum.
  • Gainaxing: Her boobs constantly bounce when she moves.
  • Historical Domain Character: Is based off of Count Alessandro di Cagliostro [1].
  • Idiot Hair: Has two of them.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: It's a wonder how her breasts don't spill out of her top.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Getting a small cut to the cheek makes her go attack an airport in hopes of drawing out the Symphogears to get payback.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls the FIS girls "Team Dango" due to their Gear colours, and the 2nd Div girls "Team Stoplight".
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Despite being looking like the ditziest member of the bunch, she is proven to have a very sharp sense of intuition by being the first to correctly guess that Adam was going to backstab them and pulled off a very convincing Faking the Dead act to boot.
  • Purple Eyes: Has light purple eyes.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Reaches past her waist.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Prelati's Blue.
  • Redemption Equals Death: She and Prelati arrive to help Saint-Germain destroy the nuke that was about to hit the divine weapon and the three use their combined power to seal the blast at the cost of their own lives.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Faustian Robe exposes even more than her regular outfit.
  • Undying Loyalty: Not to Adam nor the Illuminati, but to Saint-Germain instead.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Apparently dislikes how her past self used to lie, and now prefers to be honest with her thoughts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Turquoise in her case.

    Prelati 
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Voiced By: Rina Hidaka

A former rival of Saint-Germain who was bested by her alchemy and joined her in pursuit of her ideals. Like Cagliostro, she was originally a man before receiving the "perfect form" of a woman. Originally lazy and indulgent in luxuries, Prelati has now become an excellent researcher, but still retains that desire to put fun before work.


  • All Work vs. All Play: Before meeting Saint-Germain, Prelati barely had any work ethic. After transitioning, she switched over to being disciplined.
  • Cute and Psycho: Despite her initially calm demeanor, there are hints she's not as stable as she first seemed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At times.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her Faustian Robe seems to take the form of a massive hammer. To be more specific, a kendama [2].
  • Exhausted Eyebags: While not that noticeable with her glasses, when she takes them off is more obvious she has this.
  • Genius Bonus: The "psycho" part makes sense when you realize that the real Prelati had ties with the infamous Gille de Rais.
    • It's unknown whether this was intentional, but Prelati had designated fights with Shirabe and Kirika, the youngest Gear users. Historical Prelati was reported to have worked with Gille de Rais in killing children.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Historical Domain Character: Is based off of Francois Prelati [3].
  • In the Hood: Her faustian robe gives her a hood.
  • It Amused Me: Helps Cagliostro destroy an airport rather than help Saint-Germain transport Tiki because she found the former more entertaining.
  • Megane: The only alchemist who wears glasses. With her Faustian Robe The Glasses Come Off.
  • Not Quite Dead: Her battle with Tsubasa and Shirabe on the freeway ends with a fiery explosion that seemingly incinerates her. However, Cagliostro saved her so they could begin working on the creation of the lapis philosophorum.
  • Nice Hat
  • Not So Stoic: After confronting Adam, Prelati starts getting more and more emotional, culminating with her crying out Saint-Germain's name out of desperation.
  • Oh, Crap!: She seriously didn't expect Hibiki to just punch the Yohualtepoztli out of existence.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Instead of trying to explain to the Symphogears why was she fleeing, she chose to fight them, getting defeated in the process and failing to warn Saint-Germain of Adam's intentions.
  • Purple Eyes: Like Cagliostro, she has dark purple eyes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Cagliostro's Red.
  • Redemption Equals Death: She and Cagliostro arrive to help Saint-Germain destroy the nuke that was about to hit the divine weapon and the three use their combined power to seal the blast at the cost of their own lives.
  • The Teetotaler: Implied to be one. She is pouring a glass of wine to honor her friend Cagliostro after she perishes, but also pours herself a glass of milk for the occasion.
  • Undying Loyalty: Not to Adam nor the Illuminati, but to Saint-Germain instead.
  • Verbal Tic: Comes in the form of "wake da" or "to iu wake da", which can mean "frankly/essentially/in conclusion/etc.". At least one subgroup chose to translate this as her starting off her sentences with "Basically...".

    Tiki 
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Voiced By: Hina Kino

An Autoscorer created by Adam, the founder of the Illuminati. She's obsessed with Adam.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Actually invokes this trope at one point and certainly seems to play it straight as she claims she likes how nasty Adam is.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Unlike the other Autoscorers, she doesn't even wears clothes that hide that she's a doll.
  • Become a Real Boy: Wants to become human to be with Adam as his wife.
  • Blind Obedience: Seems incapable of going against Adam's orders and always follows him with a cheerful disposition.
  • Cute and Psycho: She looks utterly adorable and is energetic to match. She's also completely nuts.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Always cheerful and energetic, even when mentioning all the bad things Adam is going to do.
  • The Dragon: Serves as Adam's true, most loyal minion, and as the vessel necessary for Adam to access the divine power.
  • Genki Girl: She's rather energetic.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Tiki is torn in half by Hibiki at the end of episode 11.
  • Idiot Hair: Three small ones actually.
  • Lack of Empathy: Like her creator, she doesn't show any empathy or care for Prelati and Cagliostro after they're defeated.
  • Mickey Mousing: Like Garie, she makes music box sounds when she moves.
  • Multicolored Hair: Like the other Autoscorers, her hair is this way, half-green half-blue to be specific.
  • One-Winged Angel: In episode 11 after absorbing the divine power into herself she becomes a giant Eldritch Abomination able to level a city in seconds.
  • Purple Eyes: Like Prelati and Cagliostro she has purple eyes.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is pretty long too.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Well, not actually Adam's girlfriend but after Hibiki and Saint-Germain manage to hurt Adam she activates the divine power and sets to trying to kill them.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once the battle against Hibiki starts going south Adam has Tiki discard her body from the divine power so it won't be destroyed and allows Hibiki to destroy her instead. Afterwards Adam kicks Tiki to the curb in order to reclaim the divine power for himself.

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    Sonya Virena 
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Voiced By: Natsumi Fujiwara

A woman who once worked with the Yukine family to bring peace to the world through music. She served as an older sister figure to Chris before the death of Chris' parents soured their relationship. Their relationship takes another hit when Chris is forced to shoot off her brother Stephan's leg to save his life from an Alca-Noise.


  • Broken Pedestal: Chris used to look up to Sonya as an older sister figure but after her carelessness led to terrorists blowing up the concert hall where her parents were playing Chris blamed Sonya for their deaths. By episode 8 Chris' relationship with her improves as she realises that there was nothing she could have done and decides to bury the hatchet.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Chris and Sonya used to be as close as sisters during their time together while the Yukine's were singing. However, after the death of her parents, Chris blamed Sonya for being careless. Things only got worse after Chris was forced to shoot off Stephan's leg and Sonya admits that she can't forgive Chris now either. After episode 8 however, after a pep talk by Stephan, the two agree to bury the hatchet and leave the past in the past.

    Stephan Virena 
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Voiced By: Asuna Tomari

Sonya's younger brother Stephan was one of many people who were kept in labor camps in the Val Verde Commonwealth before being rescued by the Symphogear users. He brings them to his village to free them from the threat of the Alca-Noise but one of them grabs his leg and Chris is forced to shot it off to save his life.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Stephan's leg is grabbed by one of the Alca-Noise during the skirmish in his village. In order to save his life Chris is forced to shoot it off, which sours the relationship between her and his sister even further.
  • Artificial Limbs: Stephan arrives in Japan in order to get a new mechanical leg to replace the one lost to the Alca-Noise.
  • Cheerful Child: Stephan seems like a fairly happy, well adjusted child, despite his experiences. He also holds no ill will towards Chris telling her that there was nothing else she could have done to save him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out both Sonya and Chris for being stuck in the past while he's looking towards the future even with his missing leg. This wakes both of them up enough to forgive each other.
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