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Luluco - Codename: Trigger-Chan/Miss Trigger

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Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

Our titular heroine, an ordinary 13-year old middle school student who just wants to be normal, but winds up having her whole life flipped upside down when her father accidentally freezes himself, forcing her to join Space Patrol against her will.


  • Action Girl: Despite her reluctance to become one, Luluco has figured out how to use her Judgement Gun form to blast bad guys and propel herself into danger. By the end of the story she has developed into a true warrior of justice.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: It may seem like this in the end when she becomes Trigger-chan, but according to Imaishi she's turned 18 by the epilogue.
  • Badass Armfold: While she's piloting her mother's Cool Starship, in a Shout-Out to GunBuster.
  • Back from the Dead: As a result of her epiphany from talking to Inferno Cop in the afterlife in episode 11, she heals the hole in her heart and bursts out of her coffin alive again while her companions are in the middle of her funeral rites.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her stomach is completely exposed as Trigger-chan.
  • Break the Cutie: In episode 10 she finds out that her crush is evil, is told that her love is literally the most worthless thing in the universe, and has her feelings stepped on. She suffers Death by Despair as a result.
  • Broken Face Plate: Loses part of her helmet bubble and a large chunk of her suit from the Blackholeian's beam attack, which makes her look vulnerable but also shows that her body is miraculously unscathed.
  • Brutal Honesty: Although usually concerned about other people's feelings, she doesn't hold back from bluntly reminding her father of all the ways in which their family isn't normal.
  • Came Back Strong: Upon returning from the dead, Luluco looks more alive and determined to fight for her ideas of love and justice than ever before, manifesting an Aflutter Jewel even bigger and more beautiful than the one she lost.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Shy about her crush with Nova, to the point where it takes eight episodes to ask him for a kiss and ten to confess her feelings.
  • Character Development: Starts off as a Naïve Everygirl with a shallow attraction towards the resident prettyboy and gets literally heartbroken as a result. Then Inferno Cop teaches her that her feelings, shallow though they may be, are still genuine and hers alone, and as a result she becomes a stronger person who is able to fight for justice and stand up for her love. Also, she starts off obsessed with being a normal girl despite of the crazy town she lives in, but over the course of the series has come to embrace her own abnormality and that of her home. In the last episode, we see that she's stayed in the Space Patrol and has even gotten a promotion.
  • Character Title: That's her name up there in the logo.
  • The Chosen One: She is Trigger-chan, the one who has the power to patrol the various dimensions.
  • Clothing Damage: Her space patrol uniform gets severely damaged in episode 12 (as in, half of it's missing). Fortunately, unlike what the transformation sequences have shown, she's still wearing her regular clothing underneath.
  • Cool Bike: As Trigger-chan, she has a bike/spaceship shaped like an upside-down gun with her in the place of the trigger.
  • Cool Shades: As Trigger-chan
  • Crush Blush: Blushes bashfully whenever she's having a moment with Nova.
  • Death by Despair: In Episode 10, she figuratively and literally dies of a broken heart. Amazingly, she comes back to life after regaining her hope.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: In episode 11 she appears in greyscale because she's dead and lost her faith in herself. Her color comes back when she reaffirms her love and returns to life.
  • Dimensional Traveler: As Trigger-chan, she alone can patrol the various dimensions (read: Trigger series).
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: For the final battle, she gains access to the Deep Love Gun Morphing. It's so powerful that a single shot can seal a black hole.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She calmed down remarkably quickly when told she (supposedly) had less than three minutes to live, her only request being that Nova give her a Last Kiss. In episode 10, however, her dignity is totally destroyed when she dies.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a star-shaped hairclip that gives her single pigtail the appearance of a shooting star. When she was younger, she wore a flower shaped one.
  • Idiot Hair: As Trigger-chan she has one based off of Nono's. Coincidentally, it bears a passing resemblance to a pistol trigger.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her wish is simply to live a completely ordinary life. Sadly for her, life won't let her be ordinary.
  • Immune to Mind Control: She's the only character who isn't affected by Kill ** Killian's Lotus-Eater Machine. Since this fact doesn't add much to the resolution of the plot at all, it can be attributed to Rule of Funny.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Nova.
  • I Will Find You: The series ends with her searching the various dimensions (read: Trigger series) to find Nova following his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Love at First Sight: Luluco immediately falls for Alpha Omega Nova when she sees him bust into their class. Deconstructed, when she finds out that she fell in love with a boy who was literally an empty shell sent to deceive her.
  • Love Epiphany: In episode 11 she realizes that she's still in love with Nova, and that she needs to confess her feelings to him when she arrests him.
  • Love Triangle: In competition with Midori for Nova's affections, at least until episode 10 when they find out he's a Blackholeian pawn.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As Trigger-chan she wears a Underboobs showing bikini top in a similar vein to Yoko Littner. She's also 18 which is above the age of consent in many countries.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Luluco is an ordinary, naive young girl with a crush on a cute, popular boy. Deconstructed, as her shallowness and naivete is what made her valuable to the Blackholians and enabled them to manipulate her through Nova, and then Reconstructed when she realizes what she did wrong but also that her love is still powerful.
  • Older Alter Ego: Word of God says that when she transforms into Trigger-chan she ages from 13 to 18.
  • Only Sane Man: Goes hand in hand with her desire for normalcy. That said, she does have an eccentric side that shoots up whenever she's worried.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Luluco tried so hard to be this in the beginning of the show, and for the most part it worked. Her plea for normalcy isn't unfounded, since most of her childhood was her father and mother fighting 24/7.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her transformation into Trigger-chan turns her hair pink.
  • The Power of Love: She basically care-bear stares Nova into a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Series Mascot: Not for her own series, but for all of TRIGGER itself, thanks to her being revealed as one of the TRIGGER Girls.
  • Skunk Stripe: It's not quite clear if the pink in her hair is just a regular highlight or this, but the show leans towards the latter interpretation in the final episode, where her hair is magically changed to the pink in the highlight. It helps to know that no one but Lalaco has a similar stripe in her hair.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Falls in love with Nova despite knowing almost nothing about him. Deconstructed when it turns out that Nova was manipulating her for this very purpose and that a foolish teenage girl's first love is literally the most worthless thing in the universe.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Trigger-chan outfit is about as revealing as those of Ryuko Matoi and Yoko Littner. The main parts are a bikini top, cropped-length sleeveless open jacket, and short shorts.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While she gradually becomes more competent over the arc of the series, her combat powers and fighting spirit surge to awesome levels upon resurrection.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Her transformation into Trigger-chan was caused by her witnessing Nova be consumed by a micro-black hole.
  • Treasure Chest Cavity: Her chest cavity turns out to contain an Aflutter jewel, although supposedly it's worthless.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: "My first love isn't over just yet, I have to tell him clearly how I feel, and ask how he truly feels about me."
  • Underboobs: Some of the offical artwork from Trigger's twitter account shows this as Trigger-chan for Fanservice.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair turns to a vibrant pinkish orange in the final episode during her 11th-Hour Superpower, and later when she embraces her new identity as Trigger-chan.

AΩ Nova

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Voiced by: Jun'ya Enoki (Japanese), Justin Briner (English)

A polite but sociopathic mysterious transfer student who immediately captures Luluco's affection with his good looks and cool demeanor. Though popular with the ladies and nice to Luluco, he has a remarkably indifferent attitude about the mission and just about everything else too.


  • Anti-Villain: Despite cooperating with the Blackholeians and hurting Luluco by taking her heart, he lacks any villainous motive like greed or hatred, and simply does whatever his master orders because he cannot feel or think for himself. Luluco realizes afterwards that rather than betraying or lying to her, Nova was just being who he is, and decides to try and redeem him with her love.
  • Arm Cannon: Unlike everyone else, his gun form merely changes his arm into a revolver cylinder.
  • Bishōnen: He definitely catches the eyes of both Luluco and Midori and have them fall for him, that's for sure. Exploited, since the Blackholians picked an agent that a naive teenage girl would definitely fall for.
  • The Blank: Episode 10 gives the creepy imagery of Nova with TV static covering his entire face that symbolizes how he's part of an alien race without any feelings or emotions.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: His entire species is fundamentally amoral (as opposed to immoral) because they don't have any personality or emotions, so he can be manipulated into doing either good or evil without caring one way or the other.
  • Catchphrase: "I don't mind either way", which turns out to be an indicator that he's a Nothingling, and therefore his conversations (as with everything else about him) appear very hollow.
  • Character Development: Originally an emotionless Empty Shell who let himself be used as a pawn and didn't care about anything or anyone, he is redeemed and made whole by Luluco's love so that he can love her in return and fight for something he believes in.
    "Hollow, huh? That word brings back memories. But that's just who I was until a moment ago. I'm neither hollow nor a puppet anymore! Right now, I'm just a normal Nova! And I just fell in love with Luluco!"
  • Covered in Scars: When his suit burns away in episode 12, we see that his torso is criss-crossed with nasty-looking scars, and that he has an X-shaped scar on his forehead that was hidden by his bangs before (which contains the miniature black hole his master planted in his body). For what these scars might mean, see Epileptic Trees under Space Patrol Luluco.
  • Distressed Dude: Winds up being captured by Midori not too long into his and Luluco's confrontation with her.
  • Empty Shell: As the Blackholian explains, Nothinglings are a whole species who are shallow and empty. In episode 12, Luluco's overpowering love causes him to grow a heart and discover feelings.
  • Evil All Along: Planted as a mole by the Blackholians to manipulate Luluco and steal her heart. He gets redeemed.
  • Explosive Leash: The Blackholeian turns out to have planted a miniature black hole in his forehead that will devour him if he tries to rebel.
  • Expy:
    • Of Brief's pretty boy look.
    • Also, he's one to Kaworu Nagisa, both in look and personality, as well as his relationship with Luluco and his presence complicating the Love Triangle between the group. He's even shown doing Kaworu's sitting pose.
    • Based on his emotional equilibrium, his apathetic, subservient attitude to almost everyone, and as his eventual rejection of that role, he also serves as a Rei Ayanami Expy on top of being one of Kaworu. Fittingly enough, one of his earlier character designs had him in Rei's colors.
    • His betrayal? That's been done before.
    • And the color of his eyes and hair?.....yeah this guy is basically the fusion between Panty, Stocking and Brief.
  • Extreme Doormat: Because he doesn't have any desires of his own he will happily do whatever he is told, even if his boss is a villain.
  • My Eyes Are Leaking: For Nova, a Nothingling who never experienced a strong emotion in his life, the tears that stream down his face in episode 12 show that he has been utterly transformed into someone who can feel and fall in love.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Episode 10 reveals his angelic looks to be hiding a lack of morals, and was part of the reason why Space Patrol Galaxy Commander-in-Chief sent him to Luluco. In episode 12, however, Luluco causes him to grow a heart and become an angel not just on the outside, but on the inside.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Continues to speak in a friendly manner even after his true colors are revealed, but it turns out there was never any real feeling behind it in the first place.
  • Go Out with a Smile: When he gets turned into a bullet, he sends off Luluco with one of his very few genuine smiles before he's gone completely.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In episode 12, Luluco reaches him with her feelings, causing him to rebel against the Blackholeian leader and join the side of justice for real.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Turns himself into a bullet so Luluco can defeat the Blackholian, although he promises that Luluco will be able to find him again if she searches other dimensions.
  • Human Aliens: He and all Nothinglings are indistinguishable from humans physically; it's their lack of emotions and personality that makes them unlike other species.
  • Idiot Hair: Sports a prominent ahoge which hints at his eccentricity. He has a hole in his space helmet for it. Even the Aflutter Gem he manifests has an ahoge!
  • Interspecies Romance: Despite him being a Nothingling, he and the human Luluco eventually declare their love for each other.
  • Lack of Empathy: He knows how Luluco feels after he betrayed her, he just doesn't care. Justified by being a trait of his species, which helps Luluco realize that he's just being himself, and he learns empathy from Luluco's love.
  • Love Redeems: Rebels against his evil master and joins the side of justice because Luluco fills him with her feelings, causing him to requite her love and turn good for her sake.
  • Love Triangle: For most of the series he has Luluco and Midori both wanting to get with him, while he acts mostly disinterested toward both. Eventually resolved by him choosing Luluco. In the Geek Boy doujin he gets into a new one, where Panty wants to jump his bones despite his lack of interest, while poor Brief keeps pining for Panty.
  • Made a Slave: The Blackholeian says that he enslaved Nova to do his bidding, since he would have no motivation to cooperate otherwise. In episode 12 he rebels for Luluco's sake.
  • Man in White: Wears an all-white suit which makes him look otherworldly and mysterious. As it turns out he was working for the bad guys, which casts his white clothes as deceptive and threatening, but redemption by Luluco changes him into the good version.
  • Meaningful Name: Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet and, in the words of the Blackholian, he was "the beginning and the end for Luluco."
  • Mellow Fellow: Has a very relaxed and mellow attitude toward everything, so that he never gets angry or flustered. Even when he's being held hostage, he barely seems surprised at all. This is because his species is naturally hollow and empty, and incapable of caring about anything.
    "Whoops, I got captured. Darn."
  • The Mole: Infiltrated Space Patrol under orders from the Blackholians to help them steal Ogikubo and Luluco's heart, betraying them when the time came.
  • Nice Guy: He's almost always complimenting Luluco and encouraging her every step of the way, even just seconds after he lands into her class. Subverted by the reveal that he had no feelings, and only had to show concern for Luluco a couple times to make her think he was nice, but in episode 12 Luluco's love succeeds in turning him into a genuine nice guy.
  • Nothing Personal: When he steals Luluco's heart, he basically explains that he neither loves nor hates her, and is just following orders.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: See My Eyes Are Leaking.
  • Satellite Love Interest: For the most part, he's just a pretty face that Luluco's obsessed over. It's later invoked, as his primary goal was to manifest the most worthless thing in existence: the shallow love of an especially foolish girl.
  • Second Episode Introduction: He makes his entrance on the scene in Episode 2 while riding a meteorite straight into Luluco's class.
  • Shirtless Scene: Gets his shirt blasted off while Taking the Bullet for Luluco, but remains unscathed and fabulous as he takes Luluco's hand and prepares to fight by her side.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Very trigger-happy but in a completely calm voice, and at least he's pointed at the bad guys. Subverted by the reveal that he's a sociopath and was working against the heroes all along.
  • Spiritual Antithesis: For most of the show he's a superficially similar but spiritually antithetical version of Kaworu Nagisa from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both are secretly alien bishonen who use their charm to entice the main character and get closer to their objectives, but while Kaworu is an angel of free will whose love for Shinji is pure and unconditional, Nova has no free will or emotions and merely lets Luluco deceive herself into thinking he could return her love. Yet, in the end, his change of heart makes him a lot more like Kaworu than he was originally.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Begins to act out of genuine love and concern for Luluco when he grows a heart of his own.
  • Villains Never Lie: Says that he never once lied to Luluco, and technically he's correct because he always used False Reassurance and Exact Words. In episode 11, Luluco realizes that rather than deceiving her, Nova was being himself the whole time.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Due to being a Nothingling, he was unable to feel or understand any emotions. Only when Luluco confesses her love and bombards him with the power of her feelings does he realize exactly how she felt about him, finally understanding what love and emotions are like.

Midori Save-The-World

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Voiced by: Mayumi Shintani (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

Luluco's fellow student and classmate, introduced as the elusive 'Save The World' who was distributing the quasi-legal Blackhole App and controlling her middle school class in secret. After a run-in with Space Patrol that led to her getting caught, she volunteered to join the force willingly to avoid further responsibility for her crimes... and to get closer to Nova.


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Over Justice

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Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese), Bob Carter (English)

The chief of the Ogikubo branch of Space Patrol, Over Justice is a bombastic, fiery skeleton who was Keiji's boss before Luluco took his place after he happened to freeze himself.


Keiji

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Voiced by: Mitsuo Iwata (Japanese), Brett Weaver (English)

Luluco's father, an affectionate single parent who is also a detective for Space Patrol. The plot kicks off when he accidentally freezes himself at breakfast.


  • Action Dad: Father of a 13 year old daughter, and capable of kicking ass as a cop.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The real reason why he keeps going after Lalaco because deep down he still loves her and as the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue affirms, like Luluco, that he'll chase her to the ends of the universe.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has a pair of eyebrows almost as big as his eyes, which indicate his scruffy masculinity and hot-bloodedness.
  • Cowboy Cop: Declares that sometimes you need to bend the law in order to catch the perp.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Had the foresight to install a secret rocket hangar in his apartment.
  • Dating Catwoman: He knew his wife was an extremely powerful Space Pirate when they were married, regularly getting to very intense fights with her before she left him.
  • Expy: His manner of revival as a talking head is similar to Lordgenome as the Biocomputer.
  • Good Parents: Loves his daughter to bits and wants nothing more than for her to live a normal, happy life. And while he might not be thrilled with the thought of her having a boyfriend, he still encourages her to hunt down Nova after his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Hot-Blooded: Full of energy and determination from the moment he wakes up every day, he praises how Luluco does the cooking and chores with almost the same level of intensity as when he's fired up about justice. We have to say almost, because when he's in pursuit of a lawbreaker, he takes his shouting Up to Eleven and literally sweats adrenaline!
  • Human Popsicle: After accidentally eating a cryonic pill, he is frozen in a block of ice. On top of that, his head shattered into several pieces. In episode 6 the Space Patrol warm up and stimulate part of his brain so he can help them stop Lalaco.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: An odd example of a character who is Hot-Blooded about being normal, having tried to raise Luluco as normally as possible so as not to turn out like her mom. He passionately entreats Lalaco to return to normal when he confronts her.
  • Informed Ability: Lalaco implies that Keiji is the only member of the Space Patrol who could have actually provided her a challenge, which is why she had him frozen at the start of the series. Since he spends majority of it out of commission, we never really get to see what he is capable of.
  • Large Ham: Expresses all his emotions in an exaggerated fashion, with a voice and gestures to match.
  • Meaningful Name: One spelling of the word Keiji brings us to the word for a "police detective". Guess he was born for this job, huh?
  • No Indoor Voice: Tends to shout everything at the top of his voice, even when sitting at the breakfast table. Taken Up to Eleven when he confronts Lalaco.
  • Ocular Gushers: So proud of Luluco that he's moved to tears, which continuously shoot out at high pressure for at least 15 seconds.
  • Over Protective Dad: When informed that his daughter is going to confess to a boy, he declares that she's too young and he won't allow it.
  • Perma-Stubble: Always looks like he's gone a couple days without a shave, the mark of a badass who lives a hard-boiled, overworked lifestyle as a detective.
  • So Proud of You: Tells Luluco he's proud of her for growing up to be so normal.
  • Shout-Out: He looks very much like a much more rugged Deckard, he even has his long coat.
  • Sleepyhead: As the result of the way his brain activity was revived, he quickly runs out of energy and falls asleep at the worst times.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Compared to his bombshell ex-wife Lalaco, he's very scruffy in his appearance.
  • Worthy Opponent: As far as Lalaco is concerned, he's the only one who's actually a threat.

Secretary

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A temporary staff worker at the Space Patrol. She serves as Over Justice's personal secretary.


Inferno Cop

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Voiced by: Junichi Goto (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English)

The messenger of justice himself! Both an old member of Space Patrol and a friend of Over Justice, he has a special insight into how love and justice works.


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Lalaco Godspeed

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Voiced by: Yoko Honna (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

The extremely powerful leader of a group of Space Pirates who opposes Space Patrol and regularly fought Luluco's father before he got frozen, also Luluco's mom.


  • Abusive Parents: Zigzagged. While she doesn't have the slightest bit of restraint in trying to beat the crap out of her own daughter when she gets in her way. If it's something that will help her grow up, however, she also won't hesitate to do all that she can for her.
  • Action Mom: Natch. She deals a Curb-Stomp Battle to the entire Space Patrol over the course of a single episode.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite her Abusive Parent-status, Lalaco is shown to truly love her daughter and might still have feelings for Keiji in her own unique way.
  • Badass Cape: Kicks ass while wearing a vast fur-fringed cape made out of Life Fibers.
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Treats normal and abnormal like this, damning normality and embracing insanity wholeheartedly.
  • Berserk Button: Lalaco loathes the very idea of being normal, and suggesting that she should be normal is a very bad idea.
  • Boobs of Steel: Badass as all hell, and positively stacked in the chest department.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Proud to admit that she's a space pirate, and not afraid of acting like a scumbag.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The whole fifth episode consists of her effortlessly defeating everyone who tries to stop her, including Luluco, Over Justice, and Keiji. It's not until Midori pulls out the black hole app that she finds herself in trouble.
  • Dating Catwoman: Lalaco was an accomplished and powerful Space Pirate and Keiji was an incredibly dutiful police officer, but somehow they managed to settle down for each other and had Luluco... until their opposing natures ultimately led to her leaving.
  • Dressed to Plunder: Dresses like Captain Morgan with an enormous tricorn hat bearing the skull-and-crossbones, an 18th-century-style naval jacket, and high-heeled bucket-topped boots.
  • Dynamic Entry: Emerges from a collapsing meteorite burning through the atmosphere that just blew up and seizes Luluco for the whole way down.
  • Enemy Mine: She may be a ruthless Space Pirate and abusive parent, but she won't let anything stand in the way of her daughter's love confession, so she joins forces with Over Justice and Keiji to cover her attack.
  • Evil Redhead: Evil? Check. Abusive to her daughter? Check. Bright orange hair? Check. Then again, maybe she's not that evil.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In Episode 10 she senses that something has happened to her daughter, revealing that she cares about her on some level, and in episode 12 she arrives with The Cavalry to save her daughter, telling her to confess her love to Nova.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her personality is as fiery and aggressive as her red-orange hair.
  • Invincible Villain: Unlike other the antagonists later in the series, Lalaco thoroughly owns the entire cast in her debut and never receives any real comeupperance, even when Midori uses the quasi-legal Blackhole app against her en mass, she fails to stop her from stealing Ogikubo, successfully selling it off, and kickstarting the plot for the rest of the series. Fortunately for them, however, she is also a Noble Demon, which allows them not only to survive her encounter, but also proves to benefit the protagonists in the end when she decides to help her daughter and provide them much needed aid against Space Patrol HQ.
  • Large Ham: She's able to compete with Over Justice on how much they can chew the scenery.
  • Let Her Grow Up, Dear: Up to Eleven. She lets Luluco borrow her Cool Starship and provides air support so she can confess to Nova. Keiji is less than pleased, but he helps anyway.
  • Missing Mom: Left Luluco and her husband behind when she was younger after they had a particularly nasty fight.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a giant tri-cornered pirate hat with plumes and a skull and bones on the front.
  • Noble Demon: Enough of one to check up on her thought-to-be-dead daughter, allowing her to borrow her ship, form an Enemy Mine with the Space Patrol, and all so she can go confess her love to a boy, encouraging her all the way.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has a big moment of panic when Midori uses all of the remaining quasi-legal Blackhole apps to seize her ship while in the middle of sending off Ogikubo through a wormhole.
  • Pet the Dog: While it doesn't make up for all the trauma she put her daughter through, and she goes back to being an unrepentant criminal afterwards, her aid to Luluco in the final battle shows that she has some love and respect for her daughter after all.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: Urges Luluco to confess her love to Nova in episode 12, though in principle it's more about teaching Luluco to stand up for her feelings.
  • Shout-Out: Her outfit is seemingly made from Life Fibers.
  • So Proud of You: Tells Luluco in episode 12 that since they last fought, she's grown up and become a fine woman. It's the only time she drops her eternally smug grin for a gentle smile of motherly affection.
  • Space Pirate: Captain of a ship and crew of space-faring outlaws who rob and plunder. They even have an anachronistic pirate theme to their costumes and a ship resembling an old-fashioned sailing vessel.
  • Stripperiffic: Her fighting outfit makes both Yoko Littner and Ryuko Matoi seem modest in comparison. She wears her coat open in front with nothing but a thong and bikini underneath, and her Thong of Shielding doesn't even connect between the front and back at the waistband!
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While her ex-husband Keiji looks kind of dumpy, Lalaco is without a doubt jaw-dropping gorgeous.
  • The Unfettered: Openly refers to herself as such. She doesn't let anyone get in her way once she finds something that she wants, even her own daughter.
  • Unmoving Plaid: The inner surface of her cape has completely straight red lines that slide back and forth, like the Life Fibers of Kill la Kill.
  • Worthy Opponent: She saw her ex-husband Keiji as he was the only person who could give her a half-decent fight, which is why she had him frozen to begin with to prevent him from stopping her plans.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Completely fine with beating up middle schoolers if they get in her way.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has fiery orange hair that's slightly luminescent when she's fighting.

Kill ** Killian

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A malevolent alien from the home planet of the life fibers. Their appearance changes into whatever the beholder most desires, so Luluco sees him as Nova.


  • Appearance Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Looks like whatever you really desire, except wearing a COVER. Luluco sees them as Nova.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Declares, "If I'm going to be burned by you snot-nosed brats, I'd rather burn myself!" He then immolates himself to death using his own hands, which are already burning.
  • Censored for Comedy: It's pretty obvious what those two censored letters arenote .
  • Emotion Eater: He and the life fibers feed upon people's desires.
  • Expy: His demeanor draws very close parallels to Ragyo Kiriyuin.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: A well-dressed villain wearing a fashionable suit of life fibers, which resembles the COVERS from Kill la Kill.
  • Oh, Crap!: Goes from gloating to alarmed in an instant when he realizes that Over Justice has set his threads on fire.
  • Smug Snake: Smugly announces that the Space Patrol can never escape his life fibers without special scissors, only to lose his cool when Over Justice produces a different weakness.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Loses his smugness and falls into terror, rage, and denial when Over Justice manages to set him on fire and free the Space Patrol.
  • Walking Spoiler: Discussing them at all reveals the first crossover episode.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Fire - not because of what it is, as fire is usually considered a normal weakness, but because any fire at all can burn up both Kill ** Killian and their entire planet. Whoops.

Space Patrol Galaxy Commander-in-Chief/Blackholeian

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Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (English)

Supposedly the leader of Space Patrol. Something's off about him, though, and it turns out he's a Blackholeian who had been using the main cast in order to get the treasure he desires.


  • Berserk Button: Because of his inflated self-importance and conviction that middle schoolers are the most stupid and annoying creatures in the universe, he goes completely irate when Luluco calls him worse than a normal middle schooler, just when you thought he couldn't get any more angry than he already was!
  • Big Bad: The villain who was manipulating everything from behind the scenes for his evil plan. According to Over Justice, the Blackholeians are the ultimate evil in the universe.
  • The Blank: Blackholians have a black hole where their heads should be.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: His ideals don't make much sense, and the other characters recognize this.
  • Catchphrase: Repeatedly refers to the heroes as "Stupid middle schoolers", usually with some condescending and long-winded epithet such as "stupid-middle-schooler-who-tears-the-seams-of-her-own-track-suit", or "stupid-middle-schooler-who-doesn't-know-when-to-give-up." When the tide turns in the final battle, Luluco turns his own catch phrase against him:
    "Evil Blackholeian who meaninglessly keeps stealing things people hold dear and causing them grief! People die when they're shot! I'll teach you that normal fact of life right now!"
  • The Chessmaster: Skillfully manipulates multiple parties including Space Patrol, the Space Pirates, and the three middle-schoolers as part of an Evil Plan.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Implanted a black hole in Nova's head on the off chance that he rebelled, despite the fact that Nothinglings don't have any initiative.
  • Dark Is Evil: The guy has a black hole for a head. You don't get any darker than that! It's vacuous darkness which doesn't even allow light to escape represents his bottomless greed and evil.
  • Defiant to the End: Even as everything's falling apart around him and he's getting sucked into his own black hole with Nova sacrificing himself to hold him back, he vows that he'll be back for the second and the third and so on.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Disguised at first with the identity of the commander-in-chief of Space Patrol, with a head resembling a planet circled by two rings, he removes his mask to reveal the black hole where his head should be.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Faced with the beam emanating from Luluco's heart, he cries "What is that light? There's no way Nova could develop feelings!" And when Nova declares his love for Luluco, he rages, "'Love,' nothing! Pointless, worthless, meaningless! This is why I hate stupid middle schoolers!"
  • Evil Gloating: Enjoys rubbing his opponents' defeat in their faces, to the point where he wastes time that could be better spent eliminating them for good.
  • Evil Is Petty: Despite leading a galaxy-wide evil conspiracy, he's the sort of guy who would go out of his way just to make life miserable for a particular middle school girl. Furthermore he wants to steal all the worthless crap in the entire universe, which Luluco asserts is nothing more than taking pleasure in "super space shoplifting". Lastly, he seems to have a narcissistic need to put other people down while being unable to tolerate any criticism of himself, to the point where he engages in surprisingly juvenile name-calling against a "mere middle schooler" opponent.
  • Evil Laugh: Laughs like a maniac as he leaves Luluco dead of a broken heart.
  • Evil Running Good: He's the commander-in-chief of the Space Patrol. It's implied that he got the position by brainwashing everyone at headquarters.
  • Expy: He's basically the Anti-Spiral if you took out the Well-Intentioned Extremist part of his character.
  • For the Evulz: Shows no care for the Aflutter gem once he actually obtains it, and smashes it despite all the trouble he went through to get it just so that he can be mean to Luluco. Midori even lampshades how self-defeating and wasteful this is, to which Over Justice replies, "True evil is often terrifyingly incomprehensible."
  • Greed: He and his species have a bottomless need to steal and hoard everything, even that which has no value to them whatsoever.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Nova, the person he considered an emotionless slave and used to steal Luluco's Aflutter Jewel, rebels against him and helps Luluco to defeat him. Nova accomplishes this by turning himself into a bullet, so that the mini-black hole inside him and the Blackholeian's black hole react with each other, causing them both to vanish from this universe.
  • Impossible Thief: He comes from a race whose schtick is stealing anything and everything whether it makes sense or not, including both massive objects such as cities and intangible concepts such as the love of a stupid girl.
  • Kick the Dog: Smashing Luluco's Aflutter Jewel is a cruel and pointless act that demonstrates just how much of a bastard he is.
  • Large Ham: An exaggerated gloating villain who makes pompous speeches and chews the scenery, he's the Big Bad that this World of Ham truly deserves.
  • Narcissist: A completely self-absorbed creature who loves to hear himself talk and can't stand being ignored, such as when Midori falls asleep as he lectures about his Evil Plan, or criticized, as when Luluco calls him a mere shoplifter. For a guy who's supposed to be a big villain he's surprisingly thin-skinned and self-conscious.
  • One-Winged Angel: Faced with Nova's rebellion and Luluco's new power, he transforms into a ludicrously frightening final combat form.
  • Painting the Medium: His head, given that it's a black hole, behaves like an actual black hole would as it distorts the light of the immediate environment around it.
  • Ship Tease: With the Whiteholian from the Episode 13.5 Drama CD.
  • So Bad, It's Good: In-universe, his race developed this philosophy when it came to treasure hunting; the most worthless items in the world have worth because of just how sucky they are. This is why he wants the Aflutter Jewel, as the shallow first love of a foolish teenager is the most worthless thing of all.
  • This Cannot Be!: He has quite a few of these during his fight with Luluco to very comedic levels.
  • Turns Red: When his plans begin to go south and Luluco manages to turn Nova over with love, he just decides to go One-Winged Angel to try and kick everyone's ass... And that's before Luluco wounds his ego and pushes him to his limit.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Luluco tells him off by being "worse than a middle-schooler", whatever bit of coolness he had left leaves the Blackholeian and he just completely flies off the handle.

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