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Main Trio

     Tughril Mahmut Pasha 
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase

  • Guile Hero: His main weapon along with good heart and ability to win anyone's friendship.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He is blond and a pure-hearted hero.
  • Happily Adopted: By Halil Pasha after Tughril Clan Massacre.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Turns out that his disdain for Zaganos stemmed from his envy to the older man because of all he has done to the country, that (in his opinion) makes Zaganos able to stop the war while both he and Halil Pasha failed to do so.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Quite small if compared to another male casts, but, then again, he's a general hailed from a military country. The fact that he's able to gain that position alone should speak about his prowess.
  • Red Baron: 'Tughril', the Golden Eagle General.
  • Red Is Heroic: He mostly uses red clothing, and he's The Hero of the series.
  • Sole Survivor: Along with Suleyman Bey who was away at that time, he is this for his whole clan.
  • Teen Genius: Achieved rank of pasha at 17.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: His eyes became unfocused and empty when he saw The Empire's troops carrying Halil Pasha's piked head marching to Chielo. He's staring through it long enough to made Cyrus worried.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: At second arc. He chose Good and paid it by (temporarily) demoted of rank Pasha.
  • Warrior Poet: Always brings a little book to write poetry, and sometimes likes to subtly describe his surrounding in a bundle of matter-in-fact, but nice-rhymed words.
    Mahmut: The dancers sway and spin, the onlookers fill the plaza, the merchants sell their wares, the stage workers set off the fireworks, all the various night-workers rest during the day, all the various day-workers go out and play at night. In this way, people come together and a town is born.
    • Apparently, many people catch on this hobby of his, including Sultan Balaban, who then said this in Mahmut's visit to his castle:
    Balaban: Mahmut Bey, I hear you have an interest in poetry. Next week, I'd like to introduce you at the Toplantu (poetry forum).
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     Cyrus 
Voiced by: Kenn

     Abiriga 
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

  • Battle Butler: Abiriga sees himself as Mahmut's battle butler. Mahmut, however, sees him as an equal.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: As he's from Salos.
  • Happily Adopted: By the Bregas.
  • Made a Slave: His back story. He was enslaved but ran into Captain Brega at the shipping port and attacked him. Captain Brega then bought him and made him his subordinate.
  • Made of Iron: A dislocated shoulder and crushed ribs can't stop him from killing Adam. Then he proceeded to ride a horse as if nothing ever happened.
  • The Mole: Spying Mahmut's movements for Venedik's council.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Professional Killer: Abiriga is more or less a ninja from Africa.
  • Weapon of Choice: A blowdart.

Turkiye Stratocracy

     Zehir Zaganos Pasha 
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa

  • Aloof Ally
  • Best Served Cold: Zaganos is not a Turkish by blood. His real name is Astolphe, and he's a son of Marquis Camus, a former Hermann of Balt-Rhein empire. He holds a deep grudge against the Empire for ruining his family and spearheads the campaign against the Empire to avenge the wrongs done to his family.
  • Biseinen
  • Did Not See That Coming: He sure as hell didn't see Leledrik's forces invading Turkiye instead of defending their own capital, and neither did Louis, who was completely in the dark as his rival in this course of action.
  • Four-Star Badass
  • Hope Crusher: Called the Empire's star of despair by Louis.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He didn't become Turkiye's head of intelligence bureau for nothing folks.
  • Master Poisoner: Right at the nickname even.
  • Red Baron: 'Zehir', the Poisonous General.
  • The Spymaster: He is the one whom Suleyman, the Chief of Spies works to and gives direct order to his spies all over the continent.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is tall, brooding, and good looking. Need anymore explanation?
  • Teen Genius: Started his career at 14 and became a general at 19. He even planned his own ascension to Divan when he was 14.

     Sehir Halil Pasha 
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata

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     Kara Kanat Suleyman 

  • Beard of Sorrow: Began growing stubble after Tughril Village massacre.
  • The Charmer: Quite good with people, especially the ladies.
  • Cool Pet: His is a black eagle named Caterina.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After Tughril Village massacre.
  • Perma-Stubble: Doesn't clean shave his facial hair. Justified, since he's always traveling.
  • Red Baron: 'Kara Kanat', the Black Wing.
  • The Spymaster: His job has been basically scout throughout the continent for willing informants.

     Shahra 
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa

     Şapka Ibrahim 
Voiced by: Takuya Sato

  • Family Man
  • I Have Your Wife: The Empire takes his wife and children hostage to force him to allow an invading force to enter the stratocracy. Thankfully Mahmut manages to free them before is too late.

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The Four Sultanates

     Al-Kaplan Balaban 
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai

  • Ambiguously Gay
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Beyazit's Abel. Although sadly it is Beyazit who kills Balaban.
  • Cool Pet: He owns a pet tiger, which is passed on to his brother after his death.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Beyazit's.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: A prideful man, he's very conscious of the fact that he's not as loved by his vassals as his father. This is one of the reasons he's so bitter about Beyazit's betrayal, because Beyazit admits that he genuinely loves Balaban.
  • Red Baron: 'Al-Kaplan', the Red Tiger.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to his brother's Blue. It is even reflected in their color schemes, with Balaban having red hair and Beyazit wearing blue-tinted robes.
  • Teen Genius: He's an extremly capable general-tactician and a talented ruler. After inheriting Mizrak from his father and before he turns 25, Balaban has successfully mounted tax reforms and personnel cuts, disposed corrupt, bootlicking officials from his court and makes Mizrak more prosperous than even in his father's time. His vassals even voluntarily retired because they saw themselves as not being of much use for him as advisors.
  • The Starscream: He leads the sultans of the Four Stratocracies in their declaration for independence from Greater Turkiye and allies with the Empire.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was very close to his younger brother Beyazit, but circumstances made them oppose each other.

     Ulema Beyazit 
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama

  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Balaban's Cain.
  • Cool Pet: He inherits his brother pet tiger.
  • Cool Uncle: To his niece Ayşe.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He's killed by Gralat in defense of Turkiye's capital, but not before sinking his stronghold underwater so that the Empire cannot accquire his weapons to attack Turkiye.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Kill the Ones You Love: He is forced to kill his beloved brother Balaban when Balaban decides to betray Greater Turkiye and side with the Empire. This event continues to haunt him for the rest of the series.
  • Last of His Kind: Since Balaban leaves no child at his death, Beyazit is the last heir of the male line of the Mizrak ruling family. And the male line goes tragically extinct with Beyazit's death, as he remains unmarried at the time.
  • Red Baron: 'Ulema', the Scholar.
  • The Smart Guy: He's a scholar and has successfully remade a version of the riffle based on old texts. Later, he oversees the creation of cannons for Turkiye.
  • The Wise Prince
  • Together in Death: He is joined by the spirit of Balaban as he dies.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was very close to his older brother Balaban, but circumstances made them oppose each other.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: He becomes Mizrak's sultan after killing Balaban.

     Armut Ayşe 
Voiced by: Ai Kayano

  • Arranged Marriage: With Orhan.
  • Incest Subtext: She has loved Beyazit from when she was a child. But being well-aware of her royal duties, she mostly keeps her feelings to herself and consents to marry Orhan.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: After Balaban's fall, she proposes the execution of her own mother, Sultan Fatima, for her collaboration with Balaban in rebelling against Turkiye even though it's clearly very painful for her to do so. Because Ayşe feels that since Beyazit and Orhan both had to killed a beloved family member to protect Turkiye, she can't bring herself to ask for mercy for her mother. Fatima's death is luckily averted at the end when Mahmut decides to let her retire from Sultan position and crown Ayşe's brother.
  • Lady of War: She can handle herself with a sword pretty well, and on more than one occasion has led her army in battle.
  • Politically Active Princess: While only the daughter of the sultan of Balta, she's very involved in politics.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Like many women in the story, her hair is long and impressive.
  • Red Baron: 'Armut', the Pear Princess.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • The Stoic: She's not particularly emotional.

     Silâh Ismail 
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto

  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's not wrong in thinking that showing weakness will make you lose political support, like it happened to his half-brother, who lost all his support after recovering from a severe cold.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Of the four sultan candidates, he's the most willing to usurp his father.

     Kiliç Orhan 

Balt-Rhein Empire

     Virgilio Louis 
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda

  • Badass Gay: He and Simon seem to be lovers and what he lacks in physical prowess, he compensates with brains.
  • Beard of Evil: More like a goatee. Still doesn't make him less evil, though.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He makes maps nearly of all locations in Rumeliana continent, recruit Rot Orm into his spy network and army's military engineers, considers all possibility and makes almost all of the plot.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: When Turkiye is at the gates of the imperial capital he bluntly states that he doesn't care about what happens to the Empire, so long as he's ultimately the victor.
  • Dragon-in-Chief/Big Bad: His official position is prime minister but almost all plots are result of his machinations.
  • Evil Chancellor: For his enemies. He admits that the empire he serves is an insatiable monster and will die if Empire doesn't keep conquering, but he doesn't plan to turn it to a better place instead.
  • Green and Mean: Has greenish hair, dresses in green and is a ruthless schemer.
  • The Heavy: Almost all plots are result of his machinations.
  • Lean and Mean: Might be explained by his habit of staying up all night reading maps.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He convinced Araba tribe chief that Empire will back Araba's independence from Turkiye without any evidence.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Later it's revealed that he's the head of Louis Family, one of the Empire's biggest sponsors. No wonder even the Emperor can't say no to his invasion plans.
  • Spanner in the Works: Right as the Turks are about to capture the capital, Louis has the bridges collapsed, cutting the city off, forcing the Turks to make a clumsy retreat, and causing Zaganos' plans to crumble.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When his final gambit to defeat the Turks fails, he devolves in desperate rambling, which General Androsch will have none of, and forcibly has him removed from the battlefield.
  • We Have Reserves: When informed the Empire lost 120,000 men on two campaigns, he basically answers "No problem, we can conscript 600,000 more."

     Duchess Leledrik 
Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi

  • Anti-Villain: Of the Well-Intentioned Extremist variety. Compared to Louis, her primary motivator isn't personal power, but to bring back resources for her people, who live in a rocky, cold waste in the Northern reaches of the Balt region.
  • Boobs of Steel: Strongest physically of all girls in this series AND has pair of biggest boobs in this series.
  • Dark Action Girl: She leads Imperial's equivalent to Nordic Elite soldier.
  • Grim Up North: Her domain is coldest and poorest of all Empire's provinces.
  • Had To Be Sharp: As the quote below said:
    Leledrik: Only the countries that have the resolution to be hated can manage to survive... huh?
  • Knife Nut: She likes to use her knives (that's suspiciously similar to kukri) in (so far) all of her fights with another characters.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Emperor Goldbalt claims that if his niece Leledrik doesn't start acting more ladylike, then she'll never find a husband.
  • Plunder: One of her reasons to personally lead her Badass Crew to battles.

  • Rapunzel Hair: Hers reach her waist. Even more impressive as she is Empire's one of dark action girls. Naturally she ties it whenever she fights.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Emperor's niece, active whether militarily or diplomatically in a dark twist to bring more food to her poor Grim Up North region.
    • Later as the Turks are poised to inflict a final defeat on the Empire, Leledrik gathers the remaining forces, and successfully invades Turkiye, essentially giving the Empire one last chance.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: At her wedding day, she wore a Gorgeous Period Dress with her hair tied into a neat bun.
  • Took a Third Option: When she strong arms her newly wedded husband into committing his 4000 strong calvary to her campaign, she's left with the option of trying to cross the mountains, or fight her way through the Turkish vassal states to get to the besieged capital. She does neither, and instead joins up with the 40,000 strong Sud army, and invades the lightly defended Turkish border.

     Gralat Berlurik 
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

     General Corentin Pineau 
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

  • Bald of Awesome: Being bald doesn't reduce his awesomeness by one bit. Not when there are scars littering his scalp.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Has this kind of dynamic with Eisenstein, which has way smaller build than his imposing one. Both of them have been friends since the previous king's reign, and both have the same desire to make the Empire prosper by doing internal reform.
  • Covered in Scars
  • Death Glare: Has this almost all the times.
  • Graceful Loser: When he realized that his siege ended up in failure, he calmly smiled and waited for Mahmut to end his life.
  • Hero Killer: He kills Halil Pasha during the siege of Chielo.
  • Noble Demon: Doesn't approve of his men's deeds when they invaded Tughril Village. Even after they tried to reason with him, they got promptly executed.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Has usual facial expression.
  • Worthy Opponent: Regards Turkiye in general and Halil in particular as this, after Halil's troops halted his invasion to Turkiye 13 years ago.

     Duke Eisenstein 

     Johan Frentzen 

  • Defiant to the End: Knowing he's going to die, he takes out Zaganos' bodyguards until he's cut down by Mahmut.
  • Ill Boy: His weak body is the reason he's constantly sick or bedridden.
  • Know When To Fold Them: When he finds out of Pineau's death, instead of trying to defend a losing position, he orders his troops to retreat back to the empire. Unfortunately the army is destroyed and he and Anton are killed by the pursuing Turks.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Pineau and most of his officers' deaths, he and Anton are forced to lead the remaining troops back to the empire.
  • Spanner in the Works: He still manages to give Zaganos the middle finger posthumously, when his remaining Sud army, led by his friend Dirk Wichter in Johan's name, joins Lelederik's Turkiye invasion campaign. Their addition is a significant boost to Leledrik's army, causing the Four Stratocracies' troops to be massively outnumbered.

     Anton Adam 

     Lili Kokoschka 
Voiced by: Mariya Ise

     Theo Androsch 

  • Ignored Expert: As seems to be par the course in the Empire, his sound strategy to wait out the siege and let the Turks dash themselves to pieces against the Imperials' superior numbers is put down by the Emperor, who favors Louis' strategy.
  • Retired Badass: Is pulled out of retirement after Pineau and Frentzen are both killed.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: After Louis' plan to defeat the Turks fails, Androsch refuses to listen to his desperate justification, and becomes the first Imperial to soundly put him down, and remove him from the battle.

Republic of Venedik

     Silvestro Brega 
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji

     Doge Antonio Lucio 
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

Urabos Kingdom

     King Zsigmond III 
Voiced by: Sho Hayami

  • Absurdly Youthful Father: His eldest daughter was born when he was only in his teens.
  • Cold Equation: The harsh climate of his kingdom means old people will walk out during the snow to spare their families more mouths to feed, most of them aren't found alive.
  • Badass Mustache

     Princess Margitte 

     Princess Gertrude 

Others

     Caterina di Rossi 
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto

     Erbach 
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

     Niki Al-Bahram 
Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi

     Wan Ishin 
Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka

     Carvajal 
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa

  • A Father to His Men
  • Go Out with a Smile
  • Killed Of For Real: At the very hands of the people he took in under his wings, no less.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Nice Guy
  • Senseless Sacrifice: His death is totally uncalled for, and is brought about in a series of tragic coincidences. The Chielo rebels takes him prisoner and tries to hand him over to the Empire when Chielo is sieged and their cavalry Halil Pasha is killed in battle, believing that their ally Venedik has abandoned them - not knowing that Venedik actually won the battle against the Empire on sea and was only held back from coming to their aid due to a storm. When the food supply runs dry and Mahmut appears to be losing his battle against Pineau's forces, he's publicly executed by the rebels who wants to negotiate for Chielo's peaceful surrender - not knowing that Mahmut obliterated Pineau's army, and was a day away from returning. In the end, his killers tries to bring Carvajal's head to the Empire's army, only to find them already retreating.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth

     Cassandra 
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito

     Blanca 
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Has the dark skin of South Rumeliana, but as her name implies, white hair.

     Vasco 
  • Child Prodigy
  • Spanner in the Works: The empire couldn't have foreseen a boy from one of the many cities they invaded had the blueprints for Cannons, and that he would gladly give them to the Turkiye to get revenge on the empire for killing his mentor and burning his city.

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