Classic Timeline: 1 | 2, 3, 4/F/Final
Classic Subseries: Masou Kishin | Compati Hero Series
Alpha Saga: Alpha/Shin/Super Hero Sakusen | Alpha Gaiden | 2nd Alpha | 3rd Alpha
Compact Series: Compact 2/Impact | Compact 3 | MX
Z Saga: Z | 2nd Z | 3rd Z | Walking Spoilers
Nintendo Handheld Series: A | R | D | J | W | K | L | UX | BX
VTX Trilogy: V | X | T
Other Standalones: 64 | GC | NEO | OE | X-Ω | DD | 30
Original Generation Saga: Steel Dragon Battle Group | Earth Federation | Enemy Factions | Civilians and Walking Spoilers | Endless Frontier
Male protagonist of Judgment, Touya Shiun is a 17 year-old Japanese high school student and good friends with Kaname Chidori. Unfortunately, this normalcy does not last when a Humongous Mecha crashes into his school one day carrying three mysterious girls in the cockpit, chased by unknown individuals. Requesting his assistance, despite not knowing how to use the machine, Touya is forced to fight back against the girls' pursuers. In order to prevent being interrogated by the "Earth Alliance" military, Touya joins Kouji Kabuto and Sayaka Yumi aboard the Nadesico on its voyage to Mars.
As the events of Judgment unwinds, Touya discovers the "Fury", a group of Human Aliens who reside on the moon, are the ones attempting to destroy the world. The mecha he uses contains the "Cytron Control System", which allows him to master the machine in such short amount of time by fueling Touya the memories of its previous pilot on how to effectively use it.
His mecha depends on the player's choice: he can either use the close-ranged Real Robot "Coustwell" (Mid-Season Upgrade "Coustwell Brachium"), long-ranged real robot "Bellzelute" ("Bellzelute Brigandi") and Super Robot "Granteed" ("Granteed Dracodeus").
In Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers, Touya's story remains largely identical to his Judgment counterpart, being classmates with Akimi and Akemi Akatsuki, but the Granteed descends near his home rather than crash into his high school. Katia Grignarl, Melua Melna Meia and his father Seldore Shiun are the ones aboard the machine, the latter heavily wounded, who urges his son to use the Granteed. Throughout The Moon Dwellers, Touya is determined to learn more about his origins and the Fury while safeguarding the Granteed from them.
- Adaptational Badass: Zigzagged; in The Moon Dwellers, as a result of seeing his father die in front of his eyes, Touya leaps into action by taking the initiative to use the Granteed when the Crystal Dragoon attacks "The Aggressors". Touya has a clearer view of what's going on compared to Judgment, choosing to not complain about his predicament, instead willingly pilots the Granteed. However, it takes time until he blossoms into a Knight in Shining Armor; Touya still comes off as a truth-seeker, confused about new events being thrusted upon him, but is less whiny about it.
- Ancestral Weapon: Whichever mecha he uses in Judgment turns out to be the very same machine his father used from his days as a Knight.
- In Judgment, Touya is incredibly anti-social and condescending to the girls and is more than ready to abandon them and his allies at any point during the early parts of the story; he cares little about others and is only concerned for himself, mostly due to being afraid for his life and not wanting to have anything to do with the dangers that comes with the girls. This slowly fades following the death of Gai Daigouji and the people on Mars.
- Although this occurs during the initial scenarios of The Moon Dwellers, it gets Downplayed due to Adaptational Badass.
- Badass in Distress: Him and the Granteed get kidnapped often during The Moon Dwellers; to be fair, his kidnappers have to resort to stopping time just to take him away.
- Balanced Harem: If Touya fails to develop a Relationship Upgrade with one of the girls in Judgment, not only will his unit not receive the final attack of its Mid-Season Upgrade, none of the girls can claim a sure victory for his heart. Evidently, Touya having a Balanced Harem actually saves Al-Van Lunks in the final scenario of the game.
- Cameo: During Super Robot Wars K, seen on a video arcade cabinet before Scenario 8.
- Chick Magnet: Three girls vie for his affections in Judgment; it's up to players on whom to give him a Relationship Upgrade with. Meanwhile, The Moon Dwellers adds in Shana-Mia Eterna Fura.
- Childhood Friends: With Shana-Mia, though he has forgotten about her at the start of Judgment and The Moon Dwellers.
- Cutting Off the Branches: Rather than give a choice for players to use the three starting Judgment Humongous Mecha, the Granteed is his default in The Moon Dwellers.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's prone to lampshading the absurdity of the events happening around him, particularly in Judgment, where you have an extremely quirky cast of Hot-Blooded Hormone Addled Teenagers.
- Falling into the Cockpit: Zigzagged in all appearances
- Inverted in Judgment: the robot nearly crashes into him! The girls force Touya to pilot the machine due to his unusually high compatibility rate.
- Subverted in The Moon Dwellers: El-Selda tells his son to get into the Granteed not to pilot it in his father's place, but to stay safe until "Earth Federation Army" reinforcements arrive.
- Fiery Redhead: Played with - Touya lacks the personality at the start, but plays it straight post-Character Development.
- Gainaxing: Played with; since he's a guy, he obviously has no boobs to bounce, but his hair, however...
- Given Name Reveal: Tou-Ya Shun
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half-Fury, but since humans are descended from the Fury in the first place...
- Hero Must Survive: In the final scenario of The Moon Dwellers, Touya is one of two characters required to survive to achieve the ending.
- The Hero: For The Moon Dwellers as a result of the bulk of the Fury lore in Original Generation concentrated on him and the Granteed.
- Honor Before Reason: Supports the decision to return Lacus Clyne to ZAFT despite the fact that she was their only Human Shield against enemy attack, simply because he disliked the tactic and felt bad about doing it.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: For a while in Judgment until he realizes piloting a Humongous Mecha in order to save the world is in itself a reason to keep living.
- Innocently Insensitive: While Touya is less whiny in The Moon Dwellers, he occasionally slips into this; for example, when trying to inquire about the truth of his father, he picks a bad moment to ask Calvina about it, not taking her anger and confusion into consideration, leading her to berate and thrust him with a Misery Poker. On a lighter note, Touya narrowly pulls the common taboo of "Don't ever ask about a girl's weight" in front of a Big Eater.
- Leitmotif: "Fate", reflecting on the unknown circumstances thrust upon Touya; upon receiving his Mid-Season Upgrade, "Limit Over", to represent his coming to terms on his heritage and ability to fight to the fullest.
- Manly Tears: Sheds these long with the rest of the male cast when Master Asia dies in Judgment.
- Misery Poker: Touya's first encounter with Calvina, who is in a disgruntled state, ends up comparing with her who had it worse - she, who has learned many of her friends have died or he seeing only one pass in front of his eyes, except it's his father.
- Nice Guy: Once he gets over his whining and complaining phase, he's actually a pretty nice guy to be around, striking up conversations with his fellow pilots and crew members in Judgment and generally participating in their zaniness, even if he's the one to snark about it.
- Only I Can Make It Go: In The Moon Dwellers, he is the only one who can pilot the Granteed, as it can only be piloted by members of two Fury bloodlines.
- Parental Abandonment: Neither of his parents are alive in Judgment - his mother died of illness soon after birth and his father was considered missing until he died to protect the girls. In The Moon Dwellers, the same occurs with his mother, but Touya's father often leaves him to fend on his own, whom Touya claims is a Workaholic at the Ash'ari-Kreutzer manufacturing facility on the moon. Unfortunately, Touya sees the mortally-wounded El-Selda die in the Granteed after sending it and two of the girls to their home.
- Powers as Programs: The "Cytron Control System" in his mecha gradually feeds Touya his father's memories and piloting skills, but also the lore of a Knight in Shining Armor. Furthermore, a combination of his genetic nature is also what allows Touya to use the machine in the first place.
- Spell My Name with an S: Is it "Touya" or "Toya"? The Judgment fan translation uses the latter as the default, but the former is in line with typical Japanese spelling. The Moon Dwellers uses "Touya"; likewise, for the longest time, his surname was rendered as "Shun", but The Moon Dwellers localization sets it to "Shiun". However, "Shun" winds up becoming his family's actual Fury surname.
- Took a Level in Badass: Touya starts as an understandably selfish, terrified teenager at the beginning of the story. He slowly becomes more courageous as he sees the deaths and suffering of the people around him. In one of the penultimate levels of Judgment, Touya talks down resident Psycho for Hire Jua-Mu Dalby while speaking in mannerisms befitting a Knight, and backs them up with his actions.
Female protagonist of Judgment, Calvina Coulange was a genius Ace Pilot, but ends up retiring and being called to the "Ash'ari-Kreutzer" facility on the moon to mentor and tutor up-and-coming pilots. When the installation is destroyed by an unknown entity and seizes all the data within, Calvina winds up its Sole Survivor; not even her boyfriend Alvin Lunks survives. Heartbroken, Calvina changes from an enthusiastic lady into a grief-strickened woman, sometimes putting up a bout of Wangst. Rejoining the military, she's drafted to the battleship Nadesico, serving as an advisor to its squadron of "Aestivalis". During the trek through space, an unregistered machine carrying three girls in its cockpit are on the run. Begging her to use it and defend the Nadesico, Calvina hops into the unit and uses it, despite not knowing where the mecha comes from.
In Judgment, Calvina has access to the same mecha Touya can use; what she lacks in Touya's ability to use Fury machines effectively via the Cytron Control System, she makes up for it through her sheer skill as a former Ace Pilot.
In The Moon Dwellers, Calvina is an ex-Earth Federation pilot, having fought through the "Divine Crusaders War" both times, with her piloting skills and resourcefulness having earned her the epitaph "White Lynx". Following the war, she retires to become a test pilot at the Ash'ari Kreutzer facility, the lastest test machine being the Bellzelute, which doesn't operate on its own, until three young girls are brought to the facility. One of them, Festenia Muse, is placed as Calvina's co-pilot, despite the latter disliking the idea of having a child thrown into participating in operations with hers. However, during a flight test away from the facility, Ash'ari Kreutzer is attacked by the Fury with seemingly no survivors; the only clue is an unidentified Humongous Mecha. Calvina resolves to hunt down this machine in The Moon Dwellers and avenge her friends, no matter the cost.
- Abled in the Adaptation: Calvina in Judgment was rendered unable to use one of her arms thanks to nerve damage in the Ash'ari Kreutzer facility attack, but it didn't become a problem for piloting since she only needed her own brainwaves to. In The Moon Dwellers, since she was away during the attack, both of her arms are fine.
- Adaptation Explanation Extrication: In Judgment, her nerve-damaged arm justifies why she can't pilot non-Fury machines. In The Moon Dwellers, she has no such disability, which raises the question as to why a former Federation Ace Pilot can't be put in an Earth-built machine.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Calin" by Al-Van, even when they're at each others throats during The Moon Dwellers, as proof from Al-Van his relationship with her was genuine.
- In Judgment, Calvina is a Punch-Clock Hero, hired by the Nadesico to serve as an additional operator and to complete her missions regardless of any altruistic motivations her allies share. Following The Reveal, she shows she can be seriously nasty when clouded with anger due to trauma. She eventually gets over it and learns to become less pervasive and more selfless.
- In The Moon Dwellers, Calvina is still on the side of good, having participated with the Earth Federation Army against the Divine Crusaders, even re-joining the army via the Steel Dragon Battle Group, but her sour attitude with regards to the destruction of Ash'ari-Kreutzer makes her abusive and insensitive towards Festenia; Calvina deliberately states she'd break protocol if it means getting more information about Ash'ari-Kreutzer's attackers. She even acknowledges she's different from her Steel Dragon allies, whom she refers to as "people on the side of justice", while she's looking simply for Revenge. Like her Judgment counterpart, this gradually changes for the better.
- Badass Normal: Despite a machine designated specifically for Fury pilots, Calvina uses it just fine and does so through combat experience. Justified in The Moon Dwellers - Calvina has already fought and survived multiple wars, inevitably making her a combat veteran.
- Character Development: Calvina turns from one who cares only about the mission or Revenge (the latter only for The Moon Dwellers) into an altruistic, kinder individual, though her tough exterior remains the same.
- Cold Sniper: Not only are Calvina's stats in The Moon Dwellers tailored for long-range combat, this version of her is cold and unfriendly, has rage issues and despises any sort of angst, while her anger blinds her from the fact she actually angsts over her loss. Her dialogue towards Festenia at the beginning of the game during combat makes her look condescending and demeaning.
- Cutting Off the Branches: Like Touya, Original Generation does not give players the choice of which starting Judgment mecha Calvina gets to use, defaulting the Bellzelute to her in The Moon Dwellers.
- The Dead Have Names: Calvina still remembers every crew member of Ash'ari-Kreutzer who died in the attack, including their plans for the future, in The Moon Dwellers.
- Demoted to Extra: Compared to the three girls, Calvina in Judgment tends to get shafted in supporting materials and fanworks mainly due to the lack of a shipping fanbase compared to Touya. Zigzagged in The Moon Dwellers - she's still an important character to the Judgment plot, but the bulk of the connection to the Fury lies with Touya, making her a Supporting Protagonist.
- Disabled Hottie/Handicapped Badass: Suffered nerve damage to her arms in the Fury attack on the facility in Judgment. Luckily, the Fury machine she uses are controlled via brainwaves. Averted in The Moon Dwellers - Calvina is simply absent during the facility's destruction.
- Expy: The Sole Survivor of a group destroyed by the primary enemy faction of the game - Calvina's basically a modified Selena Recital.
- Gainaxing: She bounces during certain attack graphics in Judgment and The Moon Dwellers.
- Genre Blindness: Combined with The Watson in The Moon Dwellers, Calvina casually dismisses things like enemies coming Back from the Dead as non-sensical occult-based events. Little does she realize this is the series' norm by the time The Moon Dwellers occurs.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: After The Reveal about Al-Van in Judgment, Calvina starts turning hostile and antagonizes the girls, thinking they're collaborating with the enemy. Melissa Mao calls her out and calms Calvina down by slapping her. Downplayed in The Moon Dwellers - following The Reveal, Calvina demands if people truly know what she's going through; instead of an Armor-Piercing Slap, Aya Kobayashi tells her she's not the first person to have been betrayed by one whom they thought was an ally.
- Glass Cannon: Since The Moon Dwellers defaults the Bellzelute to Calvina, her combat style involves this; Lampshaded by Calvina, who mentions the machine has thin armor, forcing her to be on the evasive, but compensates with its firepower.
- Good Is Not Nice: Although Calvina still follows military regulations, such as disarming the enemy rather than killing them, because of her emotional trauma, she's dismissive and rude, only focused on sating her vengeance, though she's still capable of genuine gratitude.
- Heroic BSoD: After The Reveal regarding the Fury, although it lasts momentarily before she boots into Unstoppable Rage.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: In The Moon Dwellers, Calvina mentions her machine is called the "Bellzebein" when an Earth Federation officer (actually a Fury in disguise) attempts to correct her. She concludes he's not with the Federation since the identity and name of the Bellzelute is supposed to be classified information; regular military officials shouldn't even know its designation.
- Leitmotif: "Revenger", to portray her rage upon learning how Al-Van has wronged her; upon receiving her Mid-Season Upgrade, it shifts to "Guardian Angel", a switch towards more-altruistic motivations and the peace she has come to terms with.
- Misery Poker: Calvina initiates this trope in The Moon Dwellers due to Touya asking about his father when she's not in the best state of mind to answer him.
- Must Have Caffeine: One of the few quirks in an otherwise-serious character is her deep love of coffee in Judgment.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Played with in The Moon Dwellers - Touya's whereabouts are unknown following his kidnapping and Calvina believes So-Des Zuo might have the information in their final encounter. When he states he was the one who leveled Ash'ari Kreutzer and activates Larseilam to ensure his next attack will kill Calvina, she unlocks the Bellzelute Brigandi's strongest attack out of desperation to survive and finishes him off; luckily for her, the Larseilam in So-Des' machine runs out of fuel. Regardless of whether her Revenge is achieved or she was simply trying to live, Calvina loses the only plausible lead to Touya.
- Not So Stoic: Once Al-Van makes his appearance and she learns it was he who was behind the destruction of the Ash'ari-Kreutzer facility, Calvina briefly abandons her former demeanor in an attempt to kill him.
- Only I Can Make It Go: In The Moon Dwellers, she is the only one who can pilot the Bellzelute. No explanation is given for this.
- Perpetual Frowner: She never smiles until the end of her route in Judgment; this is also shown in The Moon Dwellers where her character portrait rarely deviates from an "angry" or "scowling" expression. Justified given she is a Broken Bird.
- Red Baron: Before retiring, she was known in the military as the "White Lynx".
- Retired Badass: Mostly due to nerve damage and trauma. The mental controls of the Fury mech make the former less of an issue, while she works through the latter during Judgment. In The Moon Dwellers, she retires from active duty to work at Ash'ari-Kreutzer, but subverted following the facility's destruction and returns to the military.
- The Reveal: The Dragon to the Fury is actually her Not Quite Dead boyfriend Alvin, who goes by his real moniker "Al-Van". Worse, one of her students at the Ash'ari-Kreutzer facility is still alive, except he too is a Fury named Jua-Mu Dalby; both were conspirators behind the facility's destruction. Filled with anger, doubt and sadness, Calvina begins hating the Fury and swears vengeance for their deeds, with an added dose of violence.
- Revenge Before Reason: Despite being a very competent pilot, Calvina's greatest flaw is allowing her emotions to get the better of her - the sight of the Raftclans she sees from the Ash'ari-Kreutzer ruins reappearing makes Calvina lose her focus, leading to a Humiliation Conga.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Personified - the moment she see the Raftclans spotted at the facility's ruins, she discards the thought of survivors and confronts the machine's pilot while screaming "I'll Kill You!!"
- The Stoic: For the most part, Calvina plays the role of a quiet, taciturn military commander, always ready to take charge, but caring only about whether or not she's able accomplish her mission.
- Supporting Protagonist: In spite of being the alternate hero in Judgment and billed as one of the main players in The Moon Dwellers, Calvina is second-fiddle to Touya with regards to the Fury. Justified if one considers her ties to the Fury are via her former boyfriend (Al-Van) and student (Jua-Mu) who are part of the antagonists and she's simply an exceptional pilot who so happens to use a Fury-developed Humongous Mecha. Compared against Touya and his Half-Human Hybrid nature, friendship with Princess Shana-Mia and the posthumous El-Selda being Al-Van's mentor, the best Calvina receives is resolution with the Ash'ari-Kreutzer attackers. Furthermore, it's Touya who specifically leads the charge against the Fury Big Bad in The Moon Dwellers and the one who destroys the "Cross Gate" with the Granteed Dracodeus.
- Together in Death: After she discovers how Al-Van really felt about the Ash'ari-Kreutzer incident, (he didn't want to do it, but had to as a soldier), and his appearance to help her and her allies fight against Gu-Landon Goetz, she doesn't want to live without him. When he goes to pull a Senseless Sacrifice, the only thing that keeps her from joining him are the three girls saving both of them using a jury-rigged Raftclans.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In The Moon Dwellers, Calvina is angrier and nastier than her Judgment counterpart, but after escaping a hostage situation with Melua (and her gratitude for it), she stops being overtly rude to the girls and works with them in tandem, no longer demeaning them during combat, though this doesn't mean her anger issues are gone.
- Tsundere: A non-exaggerated example - most of the time Calvina is dismissive, gruff and rude, yet there are momenets where she shows a gratitude to those deserving it. After spending a portion of The Moon Dwellers downplaying Touya, after they are briefed about the Fury's history, Calvina apologizes to Touya for being insensitive; when he replies she's a nice person, she retorts with a "Don't tease an adult".
- Woman Scorned: She was already an angry woman after the destruction of the Ashuari Kreutzer facility, but learning that her boyfriend had something to do with it makes her feel even more betrayed and swearing to kill him with whatever Humongous Mecha she can get a hand on. Part of her Character Development is getting over this phase to learn that her anger and scorn blind her from how said boyfriend didn't actually have the full heart to do it, and thus worthy of forgiveness.
Subpilots and Selectable Mecha
A trio of mysterious girls who assist Touya or Calvina in their stories for Judgment, they were experimented upon by the Fury, but managed to escape, taking along a Fury-produced Humongous Mecha to flee from their pursuing captors. Katia is calm and composed, Festenia is feisty and foul-mouthed, while Melua is shy and timid, often prone to tears. The three assist the protagonist navigate their mecha in Judgment, serving as co-pilots.
Each girl grants a specific bonus to the protagonist and mecha, depending on whether she is the co-pilot: Katia increases weapon range and accuracy/evasion rates, Festenia boosts weapon damage and Critical Hit rates, while Melua offers defensive and movement bonuses. If one girl gets picked to accompany the pilot more often than the others, she becomes closer to the protagonist, eventually entering into a romantic relationship with Touya or becoming like a surrogate daughter to Calvina.
In The Moon Dwellers, Katia and Melua serve as Touya's initial co-pilots in the Granteed, while Festenia is working alongside Calvina at Ash'ari-Kreutzer as her co-pilot for the Bellzelute. However, once the initial route split ends, they are able to switch mecha just like Judgment.
- Adaptational Badass: The Granteed in Judgment is no different than the other mecha in the game (aside from being a Super Robot). In The Moon Dwellers, the machine houses the soul of the Fury's guardian goddess; furthermore, the Granteed was constructed as the direct countermeasure against Perfectio. The Moon Dwellers ends with the Granteed Dracodeus destroying the previously thought Nigh Indestructible Cross Gate by itself.
- Adapted Out: The Coustwell already becomes the Coustwell Brachium for The Moon Dwellers when it appears.
- Adaptational Villainy: Not any of the girls, but in The Moon Dwellers, the Coustwell Brachium becomes the default unit for the post-insanity Jua-Mu. That being said, it can be unlocked for Touya or Calvina to use, forcing Jua-Mu to go back to his red Raftclans.
- Badass Cape: Granteed deploys one when using its "Tempest Lancer" attack or Melua's version of "Infinity Calibur", which is essentially a stronger version of it. Judgment makes the animation appear as if it resembles rocket boosters, but The Moon Dwellers showcases a flowing cape.
- Bare Your Midriff: Katia and Tenia, as shown in their official art.
- Beam Spam: The Bellzelute Brigandi has weaker Orgone materialization capabilities than the Granteed in The Moon Dwellers, but it makes up for it with this trope.
- BFG: Bellzelute's Orgone Rifle, Bellzelute Brigandi's "Orgone Buster Cannon" and the Raftclans's "Orgone Rifle Bhaskar Mode"
- BFS: Granteed Dracodeus' "Infinity Calibur" materializes one out of Orgone Energy if Katia or Festenia is the co-pilot
- Bifurcated Weapon: In order for the Bellzelute to use the strongest attack with its "Orgone Rifle", its "Shot Launchers" have to combine with it.
- Blue Is Heroic: Bellzelute and the Granteed if chosen; the secret Vorlent and Raftclans in Judgment also apply. Bellzelute Brigandi with its "Orgone Buster Cannon" if Festenia is the one and the Raftclans's "Orgone Sword Final".
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Coustwell takes this to the extreme by having a shin-mounted kick blade.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Played straight to the letter, complete with the redhead being the hot-tempered one and the brunette the level-headed one.
- Chest Blaster
- The Granteed (Dracodeus)'s "Orgone (Draco) Slave". It also has the "Orgon Blaster", a smaller beam that comes from a ring on its head, similar to Viral's Enkidu. The Raftclans is capable of this, but attaches its blaster to its chest for a Wave-Motion Gun.
- The Moon Dwellers version of the Granteed Dracodeus features the "Orgonite Buster" (alternatively known as "Final Breath").
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Think of The Powerpuff Girls' color, except switch Blossom and Buttercup's colors with one another and you have these girls.
- Cute Little Fangs: Festenia in The Moon Dwellers
- Cutting Off the Branches: In The Moon Dwellers, Katia and Melua meet Touya with the Granteed, whilst Tenia is with Calvina piloting the Bellzelute. Of course, once the joint route begins, there's nothing stopping players from mix-and-matching them however they desire to complement either machine.
- Crash into Hello: In Touya's Judgment story, the girls crash the mecha into his high school, almost killing him.
- Distressed Damsel: In The Moon Dwellers, whoever has the biggest Relationship Values with Touya gets kidnapped alongside him to the Gau-La Furia and then Kalo-Ran and Gu-Landon decided to test one of their brainwashing devices on her. That didn't last very long.
- Gainaxing: All three girls' chests bounce a little during certain attack graphics of Judgment. In The Moon Dwellers, this occurs only in the final attack for the Mid-Season Upgrade.
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Guns Akimbo: Bellzelute
- Half-Human Hybrid: In The Moon Dwellers, the girls are half-Fury like Touya in order to use the Granteed and Bellzelute.
- Jack of All Stats: The Coustwell, being a close-ranged Real Robot, has neither the bulk of the Granteed or the quickness of the Bellzelute, but it lacks in neither.
- Mecha Expansion Pack: The Mid-Season Upgrade (except the Raftclans in Judgment) is essentially an add-on used as extra weaponry.
- Power Fist: Coustwell (Brachium) solidifies Orgone Energy to add an extra punch to its melee attacks.
- Power Trio: The girls fit many of its sub-tropes
- Rocket Punch
- Played with the Coustwell (Brachium): the mecha condenses a crystalline fist out of Orgone Energy and hurls it at the opponent.
- There's also the Granteed Dracodeus' Draco Knuckle added in The Moon Dwellers that's also used in Katia's version of "Infinity Caliber".
- Secret Character: Completing Judgment three times unlocks the fourth starting mecha "Vorlent", with its Mid-Season Upgrade being the Raftclans. In The Moon Dwellers, this trope is instead applied to Coustwell Brachium.
- Shoulders of Doom: Coustwell Brachium gets a pair of these, which can detach and aid in attacking.
- Spell My Name with an S: Is it "Laftkranz" or "Raftclans"?
- Super Mode: In The Moon Dwellers, the Granteed enters "Bhaskar Mode" in order to use its Tempest Lancer attack. Likewise, the Granteed Dracodeus must use this trope with the Orgonite Buster and Infinity Calibur attacks.
- Swiss-Army Weapon: Bellzelute's Orgone Rifle and Bellzelute Brigandi's "Ragna Rifle".
- Teleport Spam: Each Mid-Season Upgrade carries the "Orgone Cloud" ability which allows it to teleport over obstacles, thus ignoring terrain penalties after its pilot hits a certain Will threshold; this ability also acts as an extra chance to successfully evade any non-MAP attack at the cost of energy. The unlockable Raftclans uses this as part of its attacks, teleporting so it can fire its Wave-Motion Gun from two directions at the same target.
- This Is a Drill: In The Moon Dwellers, the Granteed can form one on its chest to use the Orgonite Buster. The Granteed Dracodeus, meanwhile, opts for four smaller drills located in the "Draco Heads" for its version of the attack, with the Orgonite Buster becoming the Dracodeus's tail-tip.
- Video Game Characters: Each girl caters to a different combat attribute for the protagonist - power (Festenia), range (Katia) or defense (Melua). They also have a different final attack for the Mid-Season Upgrade when they're used often enough to unlock it.
The most level-headed and mature of the sub-pilot girls.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Perhaps due to different circumstances, The Moon Dwellers shows Katia acting more reserved, sometimes even gloomier, than she ever was in Judgment.
- Judgment also occasionally shows her talking like the archetypical Ojou, complete with Keigo and referring to Touya with the honoric "-san." She's never shown to have this habit in The Moon Dwellers (she does use the "-kun" honorific with Touya until it's time for the Mid-Season Upgrade), but it shows up as an in-joke during a save-quit message, complete with Tenia lampshading how weird it is for Katia to talk like that.
- Brainy Brunette: She has short, black hair, and seems to be the most intelligent of the sub-pilot trio.
- The Leader: As the most serious of the sub-pilot trio, she often takes this role.
- Leitmotif: "Resolution."
- Vague Age: None of the girls have specified ages, but Katia is presumed to be older than Touya, which would make her at least 18.
- Wave-Motion Gun: If chosen in Judgment, she gives the Raftclans its rifle finisher.
The most easily-exited of the sub-pilot girls.
- A-Cup Angst: Downplayed; Tenia technically has the smallest chest of the sub-pilot girls, and Judgment shows her being sensitive about this.
- Incidentally, The Moon Dwellers indirectly implies this size difference in the Super Move Portrait Attack: Tenia's cut-in for the Bellzelute Brigandi's final attack does not focus on her breasts, whilst Katia and Melua's both have the usual Gainaxing. And though Granteed Dracodeus' final attack cut-in does show her chest bouncing, it's noticeably smaller than the other two.
- BFS: If chosen in Judgment, she gives the Raftclans its sword finisher.
- Big Eater: Fitting her status as the energetic one. The Moon Dwellers even names her Leitmotif after this trait.
- Fiery Redhead: How fitting for the loudest member of the group to be the one with red hair.
- Hot-Blooded: She's the passionate member of the trio, but learns to cool her temper and better control of herself if picked as the recurring co-pilot in Judgment.
- Leitmotif: "Powerful Eater."
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Tenia's finishers tend to be rapid, unending barrages of close-range attacks, most notably with the Coustwell.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: There's a notable lack of people who refer to her as Festenia.
The most timid of the sub-pilot girls.
- Alliterative Name: Melua Melna Meia.
- Confusion Fu: Melua's finishers tend to involve ignoring the machines' main weapons in favor of something unexpected, from the Granteed using its backpack as a surfboard, to the punch-specializing Coustwell unleashing a diving kick, to using materialized Orgonite Shadows to hold the the enemy during the Raftclans' claw finisher.
- Girlish Pigtails: In The Moon Dwellers, she uses a variant of two long twintails stretching out from the back of her braided bun.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blond hair, and is the sweetest and most innocent of the sub-pilot trio.
- Keigo: She almost always speaks using polite and formal Japanese, complete with adding the "-san" honorific to pretty much everyone. She's only shown not talking this way with Katia and Tenia, both of whom she refers to with "-chan" honorific.
- Leitmotif: "Sweet Suit."
- Shrinking Violet: She's initially demure and shy, but grows out of it if regularly picked in Judgment.
- Sweet Tooth: In The Moon Dwellers, she sneaks them into the cockpit because Touya (apparently) said she could, much to Festenia and Katia's chagrin, due to the mess she leaves behind. When Touya tries to get her to stop so the other two won't reprimand him for it, Melua keeps insisting he said she could until Touya relents.
The main antagonists of Judgment, the Fury claim they are the ones who seeded life on Earth, but retreated from the world and resided on the moon, watching over their creations. The Fury also claim they were previously, eons ago, defeated by another space-faring force, fleeing from them to the far ends of the universe. The Knights are led by Gu-Landon Goetz and his subordinates Al-Van Lunks, Fu-Lu Mu-Lu, and Jua-Mu Dalby.
- Abusive Precursors: Played with - in their debut game, the Fury were the ones who terraformed and planted life on Earth before going into mass stasis to await a world to settle on, but humanity evolving was outside their calculations, and the few who are awake to make decisions for the rest are split between those who want to try to co-exist with mankind and those who want to scrub the world clean and start from scratch. The plentiful conflicts wracking the globe at the start of Judgment aren't doing the Fury in support of humanity any favors.
- Adaptational Heroism: In general, The Moon Dwellers shows the Knights in a slightly more honorable, sympathetic light than in their debut game; most of the atrocious acts committed by the Fury in the game are caused by members of the "Spy" branch (they do not exist in Judgment). The destruction of Ash'ari-Kreutzer, frequent abuse of "Larseliam" (the Knights frown upon using it in The Moon Dwellers), slaughtering defenseless Earth Federation troops and the ploy to wipe out the Earthlings for the Fury to conquer the planet are just some of the things its members do; Jua-Mu using Larselium once is enough for Gu-Landon to boot him to the Spy division. Although some Knights like Fu-Lu end up siding with Gu-Landon and the Spy branch, they openly admit this is for Reason Before Honor as a way of self-preservation.
- BFS: Raftclans's "Orgone Sword".
- Black Knight: Interestingly, the two most-sympathetic knights Al-Van is the one with black-colored Raftclans. Jua-Mu and Gu-Landon's units are painted red.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In The Moon Dwellers, the Fury were the ones who scored a victory against the "Ruina" and sealed them in the "Fabula Fores" they created, along with the Cross Gate beneath Antartica, while prepping the Granteed as their countermeasure against Perfectio in the event it ever returns.
- Dub Name Change: While The Moon Dwellers localization is slightly off, the translated names are accurate with the original Judgment terms most of the time; however, one example is Al-Van's human pseudonym goes from "Alvin Lunks" to "Alistar Links" (though the Japanese version of the game explicitly refers to him as "アリスター・リンクス" ("Alistar Links").
- Facial Markings: These denote a Fury soldier's rank
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Averted; judging by the picture, none of the three High Knights wear symmetrical clothing.
- Honor Before Reason
- In The Moon Dwellers, Knights set a taboo regarding the use of Larseilam, deeming it an unchivalrous practice - a tactic most Knights don't use when confronting their enemy. Jua-Mu winds up using it under duress in order to save his own life; he is accosted and punished, accordingly (he was just promoted to the rank of Knight, too). Subverted with the Spy faction - true to their role, they use it a lot.
- The Knights have another reason for avoiding the use of Larseilam: while Orgone Energy is limitless, Larseilam runs on a limited supply of "Eitelm" fuel; overuse will cause it to run out.
- ...Which is kind of an oddity, for players coming from Judgement. In there, while only command units (the Raftclans) could be seen using Larseilam, no taboo and no demotion incurred from doing so. In fact it was used in order to both conceal the existence of the Fury and, in regards to the Knight ranks, to guarantee a swift and painless Mercy Kill to anyone unlucky enough to attest to their presence.
- Human Aliens: For all the antagonists' Fantastic Racism, they sure do look a lot like Earthlings.
- Interspecies Romance: Of the six named Fury characters in Judgment, a full third have at some point fallen in love with humans, possibly even half, depending on how tight your Shipping Goggles are. As Touya's existance can attest, they're genetically close enough to breed especially since in Judgment that they were the ones who seeded life to Earth to make the planet habitable to begin with.
- Leave No Witnesses: In Judgement, it seems the overriding directive of the Fury is to keep their existence a secret - and failing that, to prevent their enemies from learning anything about them. Al-Van giving some of the explanations he promised dozens of chapters earlier to Touya is enough to put him in prison.
- Leitmotif: "Moon Knights" for the High Knights.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: If Calvina's the protagonist of Judgment, Jua-Mu and Gu-Landon will call her misogynist names.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Fu-Lu enjoys her bouts with the playable cast, whereas Al-Van outright regrets having to fight them. Even Jua-Mu, for all his Fantastic Racism, isn't really that terrible of a person before he goes off the deep end.
- Sue Donym: When undercover on Earth, they mostly constrict their Fury names into something half-recognizable as a common name. Al-Van, for instance, becomes "Alvin Lunks" and Jua-Mu posed as "James Darby" while they worked with Calvina at Ash'ari-Kreutzer.
- That's No Moon: The moon's actually the Gua-La Furia covered with space debris since Earth was merely an uninhabitable planet when the Fury first arrived. This becomes a Plot Point because Gu-Landon wants to reactivate the ship, which will cause it to shed its debris shell and bits of that will rain down on the Earth(to say nothing of what would happen to the people who live on the Moon in both Judgement and Moon Dwellers). The disruption of the tidal interaction between the Earth and the moon will fundamentally change the environment. Gu-Landon's reasoning for the attempt is that while it will destroy the world, the Fury can simply reseed it again and start anew. Averted in The Moon Dwellers - the Gau-La Furia teleports out from within the moon.
- Time Stands Still: The Raftclans can stop time with their Larseilam devices - in Judgment, the presence of the protagonist's unit can prevent this due to its "Larseilam Canceller", making it the only way of defeating the Fury. Since the Canceller is absent in The Moon Dwellers, this trope is Retooled by placing new restrictions on Larseilam usage.
A Fury Knight specializing in swordplay. He pilots the gray-ish black Raftclans Aurun.
- Anti-Villain: Al-Van knows his actions are wrong, but he's doing it because it's his mission as a High Knight after he destroyed the Ash'ari-Kreutzer facility in Judgment. His motivations are more favorable in The Moon Dwellers since he does not participate in the attack on Ash'ari-Kreutzer, merely seeing the aftermath. In the end, Al-Van has no genuine quarrel with the Earthlings - he'd rather willingly work with them as allies in The Moon Dwellers than die as The Atoner in Judgment.
- Apologetic Attacker: Al-Van, unlike fellow Punch-Clock Villain Fu-Lu, is genuinely sorry when he tries to destroy his opponents with a giant BFS.
- BFS: As if Raftclans's "Orgone Sword" wasn't big enough, Al-Van's version of the machine's finisher (referred to in The Moon Dwellers as the "Orgonite Bhaskar Sword," is "Colossal Blade" levels of size.
- Bootstrapped Leitmotif: Once Al-Van pulls his HeelFace Turn, he inherits El-Selda's "The Knights of the Fury" in The Moon Dwellers.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Al-Van aligns with the protagonist partway through the last scenario of Judgment and in the closing scenarios of The Moon Dwellers.
- Redemption Demotion: Defied in two different ways depending on the game. In Judgment, Al-Van's Raftclans retains its boss stats, including a whopping 50,000 HP. However, Health/Damage Asymmetry, the inability to upgrade Al-Van with Bonus Points except on New Game Plus or if he manages to level up, and the inability to upgrade the Raftclans at all, means he's tanky but not much else. In The Moon Dwellers, Al-Van joins with several stages left, meaning he can be upgraded and taught skills, the remaining stages are very dense with enemies to let him farm Pilot Points, and his Raftclans is rebalanced to player-type statistics. With the love bonus he shares with Calvina, Al-Van is actually the strongest of the three playable characters from Judgment in terms of maximum damage output, while also being evasive, durable, and having a powerful MAP attack. His only inferior quality is that he's only a single pilot, so Calvina and Touya can both use their SP much more liberally than him.
- Expy: Al-Van's often considered by players to be a lunarian Sanger Zonvolt. Since Sanger's a Samurai, Al-Van's naturally a Knight in Shining Armor. To drive this home, the sword version of the Raftclans' final attack (the one Al-Van uses) is animated to be a combination of Sanger's "Inazuma Juryoku Otoshi", "Shippu Dotou", and "Unyo no Tachi" techniques, in that order.
- Heroic Sacrifice/Redemption Equals Death: Al-Van will pull this off to stop the reactor on the Fury Mothership "Gau-Ra Furia" from exploding. Averted in Calvina's story and The Moon Dwellers as he's convinced not to go through with it, but can be played straight in Touya's Judgment story, unless players opt for a Balanced Harem solution with the three girls, in which case he will avert it.
- HeelFace Turn: Al-Van turns Face for the final battle to keep Gu-Landon from rendering humankind and the Fury extinct.
- Worthy Opponent
- Al-Van makes statements that make it blatantly he doesn't hold harsh feelings for the protagonist and most of their allies. In particular, he shows this attitude towards Sanger Zonvolt in The Moon Dwellers, once they finally meet.
- In a later chapter, Al-Van admits that he should have considered the entire Steel Dragon squadron this from the start, as he was well aware of their past accomplishments.
A Fury Knight specializing marksmanship, she pilots the green Raftclans Fuana.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The Moon Dwellers implies that Fu-Lu is partially driven by her love for Gu-Landon.
- Friendly Sniper: She's the ranged-focused High Knight, complete with the rifle version of the Raftclans' final attack. She's also pretty personable in a Friendly Enemy, Spirited Competitor kind of way. She dies refusing to activate the mothership's key and thanking her enemies for giving her a good final battle.
- Redemption Equals Death: In The Moon Dwellers. After seeing Gu-Landon's rise starting with destroying the Rubble Pile and technically committing genocide to the Gardisordians, she felt that she had to atone for that even if she can't leave Gu-Landon's side. So, she freed Al-Van and made it so he would let the Steel Dragon Group enter the Gau-La Furia, while she faces the Steel Dragon Group for one last honorable combat, where she dies.
- The Smurfette Principle: As stated above, no other female Knight is shown.
- Worthy Opponent: Same as Al-Van. Fu-Lu actually looks forward to engaging Domon Kasshu should players attack her with him in one scenario for Judgment, and shows notable respect towards Sanger Zonvolt in The Moon Dwellers..
A Squire of the Fury hoping to become a Knight. He initially pilots a gold Vorlent, but later upgrades to a red Raftclans, at which point he specializes in utilizing the Orgon Claw.
- Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed; while he still tends to be a condescending Jerkass towards Earthlings, and still goes psycho, The Moon Dwellers still gives him a few humanizing moments that weren't present in ''Judgment. Notably, even at his lowest, he could never bring himself to endanger the hibernating Furies, even if not doing so meant dying at the hands of the Earthlings he hates so much.
- Adaptational Wimp: In Judgment, he could use the claw version of the Raftclans' final attack. In The Moon Dweller's, he can't, as said attack was given to Karo-Ran. that is until he obtains the Coustwell Brachium.
- Ax-Crazy: In Judgment, after getting promoted to full Knight and surviving some nasty brain-damage from an explosion, and in The Moon Dwellers, after joining the Spy faction.
- Supplemental material for Judgment offers an explanation for Jua-Mu's behavior: the Orgone Energy-based Cytron Control system used by Fury machines can have adverse effects on the body, particularly on the glands producing adrenaline and endorphins. While Al-Van, Fu-Lu and Gu-Landon have had proper training, Jua-Mu is promoted so fast he doesn't have enough time to adequately adjust his body to the higher demands of the system placed on him by the Raftclans. In short, Jua-Mu is on a severe adrenaline high and an extreme pleasure high while using the Raftclans that's slowly destroying his brain from the inside.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In spite of his general Jerkassery and later psychosis in The Moon Dwellers, Jua-Mu states his reason to fight is so his hibernating family will awaken to a better environment, reminding his fellow Knights they're in the same boat as he - they're doing this for their families.
- This trope also prevents Jua-Mu, even in all his insanity, from using the Human Shield tactic even in the face of death despite being put in the Spy division when such thing should be OK for spies, since he refuses to sacrifice the hibernating Furies that he cared.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In The Moon Dwellers, Jua-Mu constantly blamed Calvina from taking away the attention of Al-Van from him as he looked up to him greatly. The final nail of the coffin of his turn to complete insanity is when Al-Van revealed that he was on board with Shana-Mia's assimilation plot, which Jua-Mu interprets with how he chose to be with Calvina than fighting alongside him.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Jua-Mu; Lampshaded in The Moon Dwellers by Haken Browning.Haken: "The way you live your life seems to be stressful."
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Jua-Mu is already deranged when he faces Calvina in The Moon Dwellers as he holds her reponsible for Al-Van's imprisonment, but his Ax-Crazy tendencies skyrocket up to eleven when Al-Van admits his actions are a result of genuinely loving Calvina. Lampshaded as Jua-Mu's dialogue by that point is akin to a Madness Mantra.Jua-Mu: "KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL!"
- No Name Given: Due to its decreased prominence, his Raftclans is never given a name in The Moon Dwellers.
The Fury's Representative Knight. His personal machine is the Zui Gadin.
- Axe-Crazy: When his machine enters it's alternate form during the final battle of Judgment. Considering the crazy amounts of Orgone Gu-Landon's huffing at this point, his Villainous Breakdown becomes understandable.
- Big Bad: Of Judgment.
- Determinator: In all his appearances, he refuses to be defeated. Highlighted in The Moon Dwellers where he will often cast "Spirits Commands" on himself just to stay alive.
- Evil Is Hammy: In Judgment, whatever subtlety Gu-Landon might've had is thrown out the window once his Zui Gaiden goes One-Winged Angel. This is likely a result of a Larselium overload. In Moon Dwellers, while he never goes for the One-Winged Angel that caused his Larseilum overload, he makes it up with having the voice of many many big hammy guys.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Although he was neither seen nor mentioned in Second Original Generation, The Moon Dwellers reveals that Gu-Landon was the one who kickstarted this universe's version of the Super Robot Wars Destiny plot; he unsealed the doors to the Fabula Fores were unsealed so the Ruina would be unleashed on Earth to annihilate the humans. And since the Granteed is the most viable weapon against Perfectio, the Fury can seal Perfectio and the Ruina again into the Fabula Fores once the planet is cleansed of the Earthlings, allowing the Fury to take over it. Furthermore, by using the Cross Gate, the Fury can unleash the Ruina on whichever world they desire, repeating their cycle of destruction and conquest as they see fit.
- Leitmotif: "Doomsday."
- Mukokuseki: Inverted; he looks Asian, despite not being an Earthling. One can argue that this is due to his character portrait perpetually scowling.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Gu-Landon turns into one at the end of Judgment, planning to destroy humanity and the Fury for going against him.
- One-Winged Angel: His personal machine, the Zui Gaiden, does this in Judgment by transforming into a dragon-esque form and merging with the Orgone Reactor of the "Gua-Ra Furia" battleship, giving it supercharge. It's Clipped-Wing Angel, however, as while offering some nasty upgrades and powerful regeneration to Hit Points and energy, the Zui Gaiden loses its Orgone Cloud ability.
- Meanwhile, in The Moon Dwellers, it is technically only fought in its initial form, but it does do the transformation (referred to as its "Bhaskar Mode") during the animations of its most powerful attacks without merging with "Gua-Ra Furia's" reactor. This, in turn, allows it to keep its Orgon Cloud.
Touya's father. He has already passed by the time Judgment starts, but is present at the beginning of The Moon Dwellers as a staff member working at the Ash'ari-Kreutzer facility on the moon.
- Determinator: Even though he is flanked and shot, with his wounds taking a mortal toll on him, El-Selda in The Moon Dwellers still has time to take a detour to Ash'ari-Kreutzer to find survivors (only Katia and Melua), pick them up and head to Earth. Of note is the Granteed requires at least two people to operate it efficiently - El-Selda does it by himself while bleeding to death and still manages to destroy pursuing Fury forces.
- Given Name Reveal: El-Selda Shun
- Heroic Sacrifice: He didn't last long after letting the girls escape from the Fury in Judgment, but that was his intention from the start.
- Leitmotif: "The Knights of the Fury."
- Knight in Shining Armor: El-Selda uses this trope to its fullest by dueling his protege Al-Van so as to preserve the latter's honor in The Moon Dwellers.
- Parental Abandonment
- Already made a Posthumous Character by the time Judgment begins.
- In The Moon Dwellers, Seldore's work at Ash'ari-Kreutzer means he has little time to return home, thus he usually sends money to his son for day-to-day use. Lampshaded by Touya who thinks his father is irresponsibly telling him to go fend for himself.
- A Taste of Power: In The Moon Dwellers, he pilots the Granteed in the prologue scenarios of the game against the Fury. While the unit only has two attacks, El-Selda is at level 30 whereas Mooks are at single digit Character Levels.
The princess and figurehead ruler of the Fury.
- Ascended Extra: Back in Judgment, Shana-Mia is only present during Touya's dreams and in the last stretch of the game as a Non-Player Character. The Moon Dwellers gives her a drastic increase in screen-time, and makes her another sub-pilot for Touya.
- Childhood Friends: Of Touya, whom she remembers when they were children.
- Expy: Let's see, the ruler of a race who lives on/in the moon, mostly in cryostasis, who wants her people to settle on Earth and whose underlings start a war against the people currently living on Earth against her explicit instructions. Additionally (Moon Dwellers only) Near the end of the story she's semi-openly joined the main characters with Earth's military to help them deal with the rebels, and the heroes side with her against their own leaders when said leaders give up their Reasonable Authority Figure status to facilitate a blatant not that different Aesop. Hello Queen Diana Sorrel.
- Princesses Rule: Her father, the King of Fury, has passed away. And yet for some reason, she's not a Queen, remaining a Princess to the end. Her mother is also not even mentioned.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Perhaps to complement her increase in screen-time, The Moon Dwellers gives her Ship Tease with Touya that wasn't present in Judgment. This is best shown in Stage 45 with her reaction Gu-Landon mentioning how she'll need to choose somebody to help make an heir with:Shana-Mia: Th-The one I choose is...Other sub-pilot: (She's looking at Touya )