This character sheet comprises of enemy factions and its members who oppose the "Steel Dragon Battle Group" and make their appearance exclusively throughout the Super Robot Wars Original Generation series.
Based on the same-named faction from the "Classic Timeline", the "Divine Crusaders" ("DC") are an anti-Earth Federation government force led by Bian Zoldark. The genius scientist formed the DC by using the "Extra-Over Technology Institute" as a smoke-screen to hide themselves from The Federation. Similar to their "Classic" counterparts, Bian declares war on the Federation, rallying his followers and any newcomers to topple the current regime in Original Generation, but with a twist: Bian unveils a meeting in the Antarctic between government representatives and extraterrestrials are meant to ensure the Earth surrenders to alien forces. Naturally, this causes anti-alien sentiments throughout humanity, leading many to enlist in Bian's newly revealed DC, igniting the first "Divine Crusaders War". Unlike the "Classic" Divine Crusaders, the DC of Original Generation are also assisted by the "United Colony Corps" ("UCC"), the primary military force belonging to the space colonies, headed by Bian's close friend Maier von Branstein of the "Elpis" colony. Bian's insurrection ultimately ends with his death at DC headquarters on Aidoneus Island by the Steel Dragon Battle Group.
After Bian dies, the Divine Crusaders undergo changes due to a combination of the deaths of many of the organization's higher-ups and severe Motive Decay from its existing commanders. By the time the "L5 Campaign" is underway, the DC is scattered and largely leaderless; nevertheless, these small pockets of "Divine Crusaders Remnants" continue their anti-government dissent by waging small skirmishes against the Earth Federation Army. Colonel Van Vat Tran manages to unite a majority of the Remnants into the "Neo Divine Crusaders" in Original Generation 2 (Neue Divine Crusaders in the Japanese version) and, the Neo DC attempt to topple the Federation government. While many like Colonel Van are doing it in the belief they are upholding Bian's legacy, others have pettier reasons behind this second Civil War. Unfortunately, the Neo DC are rendered powerless after the disastrous results of "Operation Plantagenet", a joint Earth Federation Army-Neo DC campaign to push the "Inspectors" away from the planet. By Original Generation Gaiden, many of its members have either left the organization or defected to the Earth Federation Army; only a few regiments of Neo DC remain, commanded by Lorenzo di Montenego.
Notable members of the (Neo) DC in Original Generation include Tenzan Nakajima, Tempest Hawker, Dr. Adler Koch, Colonel Van, Archibald Grims (though he eventually strikes on his own), Dr. Agilla Setme, Ouka Nagisa, and Wodan Ymir. A majority of their Humongous Mecha used is the "Lion" series, the first "Armored Module" ever developed; its subsequent manufacturing line is then expanded into the "Guarlion" and "Barrelion" series.
Tropes regarding the (Neo) Divine Crusaders:
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: After Bian's death, the remaining DC members end up killing the members of the EOT Council, who otherwise intended to sell out the Earth to the Aerogaters.
- Black Box: The technology found inside Meteor-3 not only prompts Bian to establish the Divine Crusaders, but incorporate it into many Earth-based mecha.
- Boring, but Practical: In-Universe, the Lion series; the intent to create the Lion was to recycle and reuse the same configuration to that of fighter jets, the easiest to learn for new pilots compfared to "Personal Troopers", alongside the Lion being cost-effective for mass-production. The latter point becomes a boon to the DC during the first DC War as they are able to churn out as many Lion units as possible, initially overwhelming Federation military on all fronts.
- Fallen Hero: Bian and Tempest; both lost faith in the Earth Federation for different reasons, though moreso on the latter's part, since his wife and daughter were killed during the "Hope Incident", which the Federation government was responsible for.
- Knight Templar: They're villains with decent goals, at first anyway, who call themselves "Divine Crusaders". The "shot down" lines from many of their troops lay this on with a trowel.
- Mad Scientist: Adler and Agilla; possibly Bian too, but exactly how "mad" is he when he states the DC is Necessarily Evil?
- Theme Naming: Certain members are named after Real Life aircraft manufacturers.
Recruited by the Divine Crusaders for his game-playing skills and talents at "Burning PT", an In-Universe Mecha Game simulating mecha combat, Tenzan Nakajima drops out of a tournament in Original Generation to join the faction, allowing Ryusei Date to win by default (in Divine Wars, Tenzan faces Ryusei in the tournament final and defeats him, winning the championship). Becoming a test pilot for the Lion series, Tenzan is one of the few people in the DC to use all three primary Armored Modules fielded by the Divine Crusaders (Lion, Guarlion and Barrelion), eventually settling on the Barrelion as his personal unit.
Over the course of the Divine Crusaders War, Tenzan becomes a steady rival to Ryusei; unlike the latter, Tenzan constantly belittles Ryusei and believes the war is a big game and doesn't take into account of his actions. When the DC decide to debut the Valsion Custom, Tenzan is given Unit #3 by Adler. Unfortunately, the GEIM System installed in the machine is far from working capacity, rendering him berserk and distorting his perception of reality further; now he really believes he's in a real video game. He dies during the Divine Crusaders' final assault on Federation headquarters at Geneva, Switzerland, leaving a serious impression on Ryusei.
Tenzan embodies these tropes:
- Ace Custom: Has his own personally modified Barrelion, while a briefly-used Guarlion is also a custom job◊ as it lacks the head fin all Guarlions have.
- Big Eater: In Divine Wars; even during his tournament battle with Ryusei, he's eating while effortlessly dodging Ryusei's attacks before trouncing him.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Variation while piloting the Valsion Custom - Tenzan isn't exactly Brainwashed; he's just plain crazy. Played straight when he's resurrected as Gaza Haganer.
- Evil Counterpart: Tenzan's essentially what Ryusei would've turned into had the latter not learned to separate fiction from reality, specifically the harsh consequences of war, and matured as a person. Tenzan's personality also mirrors Ryusei's original Shin Super Robot Wars persona, who was arrogant and a bit of a Jerkass.
- Fat Bastard: His character portrait gives him the vibes he's plump or fat; exemplified in Divine Wars during the Burning PT finals against Ryusei - Tenzan is eating something while competing at the same time.
- Jacob Marley Warning: If he's shot down by Ryusei in their final encounter, Tenzan recovers enough of his sanity to warn Ryusei that he's going to meet the same end someday, because neither of them can quit the greatest game there is.
- Kick the Dog: Reveals to Ryusei that Latooni Subbota was a member of The School and brings up how she was essentially Adler's play-experiment. This is enough for Ryusei's Berserk Button to be pressed and gives Tenzan a piece of his mind.
- War Is Glorious: Tenzan instantly takes this attitude regarding warfare once he gets a taste of it, especially as his incredible natural talent and the personal favor-driven command structure of the Divine Crusaders shield him from any consequences. What separates Tenzan and Ryusei is that Ryusei's allies give him a dose of reality when he starts to get out of line, while the Divine Crusaders bring out the worst in an already bad egg.
Maier von Branstein
57-year old patriach of the Branstein family and Commander-in-Chief of the United Colony Corps, Maier joins forces with his good friend Bian to combat the Earth Federation Army. He dies aboard the Mahato against the Hiryu Custom battleship of the Steel Dragon Battle Group just as the latter begins to descend back to Earth from space.
- Xanatos Gambit: Like Bian, Maier is similarly convinced that if no one else can defeat the Divine Crusaders, then they are truly the ones among humanity who stand a Million-to-One Chance of defeating the incoming extraterrestrials; Maier relegating himself to become Necessarily Evil is to ensure that if someone can defeat the combined forces of the DC and UCC, they're much more likely to be fend off any alien invaders.
A Lieutenant-Colonel in the United Colony Corps, 24-year old Lily Junkers serves as Maier's second-in-command of the UCC. Following his death, Lily joins up with the Divine Crusaders on Earth and heads off with Adler when Bian is confronted and killed at Aidoneus Island. However, Lily is not seen for the rest of Original Generation; her current whereabouts are unknown.
Lily is named after the same-named German aircraft manufacturer "Junkers".
- Death by Adaptation: In the Record of ATX Manga detailing the DC War from the perspective of Kyosuke Nanbu, Lily is killed by Adler for not wanting to join with the DC Remnants in attacking Federation headquarters at Geneva; in Divine Wars, she participates in the assault. When offered a chance to surrender by the Steel Dragon Battle Group, Adler kills Lily for considering the offer.
Commander of the United Colony Corps' "Troye Unit", a dedicated all female squadron, which Leona Garstein was previously a member of, 25-year old Major Julia Heinkel is named after the German "Heinkel" aircraft manufacturer. She dies fighting against the Hiryu Custom when the battleship begins its descent towards Earth.
Secondary Commander-in-Chief of the Divine Crusaders, Adler is also a former instructor of "The School", a military academy funded by the Federation government to train children into Humongous Mecha pilots through mental and physical conditioning, turning them into the "Boosted Children". Although Adler was largely part of these School experiments, he envisioned a better alternative as the casualty rate of the Boosted Children started to climb. He begins developing the "GEIM System", a man-machine interface that raises a pilot's overall combat abilities. However, due to its imperfect technology, prolonged use of the system causes the pilot's mind to overload: the weaker the user's consciousness, the more vulernable the pilot will be to uncontrollable bursts of rage and loss of instinct. When The School was shut down by the Federation, Adler relocated to the Divine Crusaders.
Following Bian's death, Adler commands the majority of the Divine Crusaders, while installing the GEIM System in several mass-produced Valsion Custom units. Hoping to end the Civil War quickly, he orders an unprecedented DC offensive at the Earth Federation's seat of government in Geneva, Switzerland, but is intercepted by the Steel Dragon Battle Group. As Adler begins losing more troops, his subordinates begin to abandon him; he dies aboard his flagship.
- Captain Ersatz: Adler's design of the Valsion Custom, being far larger than the typical Mecha-Mook, and using the GEIM System as an interface that warps the pilot's mind, is an obvious stand-in for the Psycho Gundam.
- The Dragon: Bian's second-in command in the DC. After Bian dies at DC headquarters on Aidoneus Island, Adler takes what's left of the faction and hurries to Federation headquarters in Geneva, hoping to topple the government swiftly.
- Hate Sink: An early example for Original Generation - everything he's done, from human experimentation to sociopathic disregard of life and megalomania without any sympathetic traits, are meant to make players wanting him to die.
- Kick the Dog: Seen only in the Ryusei route at OGs, turns out Adler rigged a test-run of ODE System by Wilhelm von Juergen, causing it to kill many test pilots and disgracing Juergen from the Divine Crusaders, causing him to vanish until the ODE Incident as a madman... because Adler just wants his GEIM System to be the main system for DC, not ODE System.
A former member of the "Aggressors", 39-year old Major Tempest Hawker defected to the Divine Crusaders before Bian announced his insurrection. Named after the British aircraft manufacturer "Hawker Aircraft", he is primarily part of the United Colony Corps, but joins up with Adler after Bian is defeated at Aidoneus Island, using the GEIM System-equipped Valsion Custom to strike at Earth Federation headquarters. Unfortunately, the system causes such a mental collapse on Hawker it strains his skills with the Valsion, allowing the Steel Dragon Battle Group to easily destroy the machine and killing him.
- Berserk Button: Seeing the Super Robot "Giganscudo" being recommissioned for combat purposes irks Hawker to no end (see Cynicism Catalyst), to wit he becomes The Rival to Giganscudo pilot Tasuku Shinguji for the duration of the first Original Generation game.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When using the GEIM System aboard a Valsion Custom during the assault on Federation headquarters.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Prior to Original Generation, the space colonies attempted to announce their independence. The Earth Federation government suppressed this movement called "NID 4" using the Giganscudo, until terrorists stole the machine and used it to seize control of the "Hope" colony. The Federation was unwilling to negotiate with the terrorists, thus a battle broke out, destroying the Hope colony's outer wall and killing most of its inhabitants, two of them being Hawker's wife and daughter, leading him to ulimately lose faith in the Federation, triggering his FaceHeel Turn.
- Ignored Epiphany: After getting Latooni in his sights, he's reminded of his own lost family, then immediately decides that he's fine with becoming a monster like their killers if it helps him achieve vengeance. This occurs in one of his introductory chapters, and he stagnates from there. For her part, Latooni has no patience for sympathy from a person who doesn't know anything about her Dark and Troubled Past.
- Irony: The Giganscudo is what killed Hawker's family; in Divine Wars, the same machine is the one to deal the death blow to Hawker in the Valsion Custom during DC's assault on Geneva.
Another instructor from The School, Agilla is a former assistant of Dr. Kenzo Kobayasahi at the ICS, but is relocated to The School after an explosion at the institute. Making her appearance in Original Generation 2, Agilla takes the surviving Boosted Children after the Earth Federation shuts down The School and aligns with the Divine Crusaders Remnants. She also starts improving Adler's GEIM System, conditioning Aurum-1 of the Boosted Children to better interface with the system. Once the "Shadow-Mirror" make themselves known, Agilla defects from the Neo Divine Crusaders and assists the Shadow-Mirror, taking her operations to the "Earth Cradle" installation and Egret Feff. Agilla dies from the assault by the crew of the Kurogane on the Earth Cradle, killed by the Boosted Children.
- Ace Custom: In the games, Agilla uses a Laz Angriff during her Last Stand in the Earth Cradle; in The Inspectors, it's the Anime-exclusive "Gravilion".
- Body Horror: "Machine Cells" are a self-replicating metal for Humongous Mecha. In The Inspectors, Agilla overclocks the Machine Cells in the Earth Cradle so much it begins turning the Gravilion into a techno-organic abomination while infecting Agilla herself.
- Insistent Terminology: Agilla sees the Boosted Children as nothing but "samples" and always addresses them by their School designations.
- Hate Sink: Agilla is effectively the Distaff Counterpart of Adler - similar personality and sociopathy without any positive traits like him being all players need to justify wanting her dead.
- Mind Manipulation: One of her skills is memory implantation and manipulation.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Agilla never considers memory and mental manipulation to be ineffective when the Boosted Children, despite being repeatedly given mind wipes, remember their identity. This serves to be her undoing when the Boosted Children turn against her for what she has done to them.
Van Vat Tran
A colonel of the Divine Crusaders, Van Vat Tran reformed the scattered faction into the Neo Divine Crusaders in Original Generation 2, with hopes to continue Bian's legacy, as he was part of Bian's inner circle who knew of the Divine Crusaders' true intentions.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Both.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Buys the Steel Dragon Battle Group time to escape the North American Langley Base from a combined front of the Inspectors and Shadow-Mirror.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Knowing the Inspectors are a bigger threat following their initial attacks, Van negotiates with the Earth Federation to cease hostilities with the Neo Divine Crusaders, instead focusing on driving out the Inspectors first. Before he dies at Langley, Van orders his subordinates to join up with the Steel Dragon Battle Group, knowing they have the largest chance of defeating the Inspectors rather than fight on with the soon-to-be de-powered Neo DC.
Lorenzo di Montenego
A commander in the Divine Crusaders, Lorenzo was also part of Bian's inner circle who knew of Bian's true goal in forming the Divine Crusaders. Like Colonel Van, Lorenzo unites the remnants of the Neo Divine Crusaders to continue opposing the Federation in Original Generation Gaiden, along with Murata.
- Canon Immigrant: Lorenzo made his debut in Original Generation Chronicle, a set of short-stories from Dengeki magazine released prior to Original Generations. His story of hijacking a Valsion Custom Type-CF from "Isurugi Industries" is used in one of the five new scenarios for the game.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Does not reappear in the Second Original Generation despite multiple Neo Divine Crusaders being summoned to "La Gias". He was last seen being betrayed and shot at by an ODE System-controlled Wilhelm V. Jürgen, with his fate left ambiguous. Originally he was killed, but Original Generation Gaiden altered the scene to leave it unclear.
A top commander in the Divine Crusaders working alongside Lorenzo, Murata was a former student of Rishu Tougou, master of the Jigen-ryuu ("Jigen-style") swordsmanship. He assists Lorenzo in Original Generation Gaiden in leading the remnants of the Neo Divine Crusaders in his Guarlian Custom "Mumyou", and is caught up in the mass summoning of people to La Gias during the Second Original Generation, siding with the "Shutendonias Alliance". Upon returning to the surface, Murata is hired by the Gaia Sabers and aligns with them. He's killed in a final confrontation with Sanger and Rishu at Grand Christmas.
- Canon Immigrant: Like Lorenzo, Murata originated in a short-story from Original Generation Chronicle, tasked with protecting Lorenzo while he steals a Valsion Custom Type-CF from Isurugi Industries.
- Deceptive Disciple: Murata merely learned the sword from Master Rishu in order to kill rather than to protect, which Jigen-ryuu dictates.
- Dual Wielding: Pairs his own "Shishioh Blade" and a mecha-sized wakizashi for his Guarlion's ultimate attack.
- Evil Counterpart: To Master Rishu and his disciples Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield and Sanger Zonvolt; Murata believes enlightenment can be achieved through carnage with the sword, enabling him to become a "war god".
- Meaningful Name: "Mumyou" means "no enlightenment"; Irony ensues as Murata dies at Gaia Sabers headquarters on Aidoneous Island having been consumed by worldly desires, delving down an evil path and losing sight of what was important - all of which is the opposite of what achieving enlightenment means.
- Samurai: Played with; given his personality, Murata has more leanings towards being a Ronin, the latter exemplified after being hired by the Gaia Sabers.
A School assistant to Agilla, Cuervo Cero was a former lab member of the ICS. During his time at the facility, he came acrossRadha Byraban as one of Kenzo Kobayashi's test subjects, but given Radha was not a "Psychodriver", he convinced the staff to pull her out of the tests, which he believed was a detriment to her safety. The grateful Radha formed a close friendship with Cuervo, but the two became estranged when he decides to take his work to The School program, something Radha found divisive, after a lab explosion in the ICS. For the next few years, he becomes a caretaker of the Boosted Children, helping to train them until The School is shut down by the Earth Federation government, leading him to the Divine Crusaders Remnants and the succeeding Neo Divine Crusaders.
At the Neo DC's Last Stand at the Earth Cradle, Cuervo is mortally wounded from an attack by Uruz Egret. Although Radha, who is part of the Earth Federation Army's assault on the facility, attempts to save him, Cuervo insists she leave him behind as the place collapses and to become the Boosted Children's new caretaker in his place.
- Anti-Villain: Most of what Cuervo does is a result of being an Unwitting Pawn; he only stays with the Neo DC because he is weak-willed and can't bring himself to argue against what Agilla is doing to the Boosted Children. Not only that, he hates having put the Boosted Children through The School program. On the other hand, memory alteration has already become his first resort when dealing with them...
- Pet the Dog: Not only did Cuervo take Radha out from a bunch of experiments that had a large chance at killing her, he is the one who gave the Boosted Children their full names.
Archibald Grims is a Neo Divine Crusaders commander who debuts in Original Generation 2. His top subordinates are Yuuki Jaggar and Ricarla Borgnine, although he briefly serves as the commanding officer to Arado Balanga and Seolla Schweizer. Archibald seems like a mild-mannered person with a cunning personality; in reality, he's an Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire of the "Elpis Incident", where he set off a poison gas in the docking bay of the Elpis colony that would've gassed all of its inhabitants if not for the heroics of Elzam von Branstein. This event cements Archibald's notoriety, earning him the status of Arch-Enemy to the Branstein family.
Archibald takes great pleasure in killing anything he sees, be it innocent or not. Naturally, this causes some tension between him and those serving under him early on over military strategy during the second DC War, until Archibald defects and joins the Shadow-Mirror during the surprise attack at the North American Langley Base with the Inspectors. In a final showdown at the Earth Cradle installation, Archibald reveals he was hired by the real mastermind behind the Elpis Incident from the Extra-Over Technology Council. This confession, in an attempt to save his own life, horrendously backfires and is killed in a tag-team assault by the Branstein brothers.
Archibald's an interesting character due to the number of Mythology Gags surrounding his family name. According to the RyuKoOh Denki manga set several centuries before Original Generation, Archibald's ancestor Jabez Grims, a member of British royalty, excavates the JakuOhKi and BuOhKi, two ancient Choukijin ("Super Mechanical Gods"). However, since Jabez doesn't possess the Psychic Powers allowing humans to control the Choukijin, he uses opium in large amounts to pacify the machines. With these two Choukijin in his possession, Jabez goes on a rampage; fortunately, his actions are stopped by Rishu Tougou's ancestor, Ryuuma Tougou. However, Jabez's actions have serious consequences: the Grims family is expelled from the British aristocracy and no longer hold any political power. As such, Archibald takes some measures to secure, and later, stop the revival of the RyuOhKi and KoOhKi in Original Generation 2, but fails.
Tropes associated with Archibald are:
- Ace Custom: "Gravilion", an exclusive towering Super Robot in The Inspectors during the Federation's re-taking of the Kingdom of Riksent and at the Earth Cradle, complete with Sphere of Destruction, Chest Blaster and Macross Missile Massacre. The Gravilion is actually a Dummied Out enemy unit from the first Original Generation game, cut because the unit took up too much memory in the Game Boy Advance cartridge. Original Generations later discarded the unit because it didn't fit with the design plan for the game (recreate the original Game Boy Advance games in the PlayStation 2 Game Engine).
- Arch-Enemy: To the Branstein family, especially to Elzam.
- Ax-Crazy: As his quote shows, he's a psychopathic lunatic with a penchant for wanton collateral damage during his battles, gleefully exacting bloody rampages on anyone who doesn't make it out of his line of vision in time.
- Card-Carrying Villain: See below.
- Die Laughing: His final death at the Earth Cradle, after realizing he cannot eject from his machine, which he had managed to do twice before.
- Evil Brit: With an Evil Laugh, no less.
- Expy: Of Lubbikka Heinken, though a case can also be made regarding Gauron.
- Appearance wise he's basically John Lennon if he gave up all pretense of being a peace-loving hippie.
- Hannibal Lecture: Attempts a few of these over the course of Original Generation 2; they all fail miserably.
- Lennon Specs: Wears sunglasses in a style popularized by another British man with a dangerously violent streak and a fascination with Eastern culture.
- The Man Behind the Man: Inverted; Archibald was, in fact, The Dragon to the real mastermind of the Elpis Incident Karl Scheltesman.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: Inverted; Archibald LOVES hurting innocents, it wouldn't surprise anyone if he decides to steal candy from a baby, shoot it, then set it on fire.
- Retcon: In Original Generation 2, Archibald pilots an Ashsaber given to him by the Shadow-Mirror during his Last Stand in the Earth Cradle. In Original Generations, he pilots a "Giganspada", an Alternate Universe version from the Shadow-Mirror dimension of the Giganscudo.
- Sadistic Choice: Gives one to Elzam during the Elpis incident - Archibald had Elzam's wife Cattleya Fujiwara-Branstein kidnapped and placed in an Elpis hangar bay where the poison gas was pumping into the colony. To save Elpis, Elzam must destroy the bay, else it seeps into the rest of the colony, regardless; with little remaining time, he's forced to destroy the hangar with Cattleya in it.
- The Sociopath: A textbook example - deceitful, self-absorbed, and a thrill-seeker who enjoys nothing more than causing pain to others. It's also his biggest Fatal Flaw, as his inability to understand camaraderie, empathy, trust and other virtues tends to undermine his schemes (not helped by his monumental arrogance). Best shown when bombs Archibald planted in safety shelters around Riksent fail to detonate because Yuuki sabotaged them beforehand; Archibald knew Yuuki strongly disapproved of his "methods", but failed realize his subordinate had the smarts and will to do something about it.
Designated as "Aurum-1", Ouka Nagisa is the first of the Boosted Children at The School. During her time there, she forms a close sibling-like friendship with other Boosted Children: "Bronzo-27", "Bronzo-28" and "Latooni-11". Ouka becomes one of the few surviving Boosted Children after The School is shut down by the Federation, and stays with researchers Agilla Setme and Cuervo Sero when they relocate to the Divine Crusaders Remnants.
In her first battle against the Earth Federation Army, Ouka is given an R-Eins loaned from the Shadow-Mirror. To her surprise, she discovers Latooni-11, known now as "Latooni Subbota", is a pilot for the Federation. Ouka initially believes the Federation has brainwashed Latooni into fighting for them and killing Arado during a second outing, despite Latooni's objections Arado is alive and she's fighting of her own will. After discovering Arado isn't dead and also assisting the Steel Dragon Battle Group, Agilla begins altering Ouka's memories to make her believe Arado is dead. Handed the Rapiecage, a Super Prototype from the Shadow-Mirror based off of mecha from "Project ATX", Ouka reveals in its first sortie the machine is equipped with a newer version of Alder Koch's GEIM System; unlike previous GEIM System users, Ouka is mentally and physically conditioned to resist the berserker side-effects of the system and maintain control over herself.
Tropes associated with Ouka are:
- BFG: Rapiecage's "Over Oxtongue Launcher"
- Captain Ersatz: Meta-example - the Rapiecage (especially the "Rapiecage Fantome" from The Inspectors) has the same design philosophy and naming scheme as the Flickerei Geist. In-Universe, it's inverted; similarly, it's also built on the same concept as the Astranagant - emulating technology or out-right stealing it from the heroic factions.
- Cool Big Sis: Doubles as the Onee-sama, given that's how her siblings address her.
- Deadly Upgrade: Implied in The Inspectors; even though Ouka is conditioned to use the GEIM System better, some side-effects hazardous to her health is evident during the Earth Cradle Last Stand, hence why she chooses Heroic Sacrifice to destroy Agilla.
- Leitmotif: Ouka Genei ("Cherry Blossom Illusion")
- Meaningful Name: Rapiecage means "patchwork" in French. The machine was created from combat data taken from the Alt Eisen, Weiss Ritter, Wild Wurger and Wild Falken. This is shown in the arsenal the mecha carries. Its system is derived from the Ashsaber (and its production number classifies it as an "Assault Dragoon"), but built with modified parts from the "Valkyrie" series to make it more durable.
- Super Prototype: In terms of being the eldest of The School children and getting the Rapiecage.
- Taking You with Me: Kills Agilla at the Earth Cradle by activating "Code: ATA" in the Rapiecage after grabbing a hold of Agilla's machine.
- Theme Naming: "Aurum" means "gold" in Latin, hence why Ouka is the eldest and strongest of the Boosted Children.
A new member of the Shadow-Mirror created for Original Generation, Wodan Ymir's occasionally sent out by his superiors to antagonize the Steel Dragon Battle Group, namely to impede their progress in quelling the Neo Divine Crusaders. Calm, exceptionally loyal and quiet, Wodan's initially mistaken for Sanger by the cast, who believes he's been Brainwashed and Crazy by the Neo DC into joining them. When the real Sanger appears during Operation Plantagenet, Wodan develops a strong rivalry with the Samurai, making it personal to be the only one to defeat him.
In reality, Wodan is an android based on the Alternate Universe Sanger who was killed in action in the Shadow-Mirror dimension. His body was recovered and given to Lemon Browning to be resurrected as one of the "W-Numbers" to be a countermeasure against the Beowulves squadron of The Federation. His identification is "W-15" and unlike other W-Numbers, Wodan was simply modified into a Cyborg, rather than being built from the ground-up. As a result, his personality's unstable; to keep him in line, Lemon has Wodan link with the Earth Cradle's supercomputer "Magus Gebo" and becomes its loyal guardian.
During Operation Planetagent, Wodan appears at the Tesla-Liecht Institute and stops the Inspector Vigagi from killing Sanger, cementing their rivalry. Wodan not only buys Sanger time to get his new Dygenguard working, but recovers the Type-3 Colossal Blade for Sanger to use (in Super Robot Wars Alpha 2, that role was handled by Ratsel Feinschmecker). Afterwards, Wodan's reassigned to the Earth Cradle to protect it from the Kurogane battleship and faces Sanger outside the facility for their ulimate duel. The sheer force from their respective attacks manages to destroy the outer shell (designed to withstand nuclear explosions, for the record) and cause the Earth Cradle to cave in. Unfortunately, the attack (and subsequent fall) severely cripples Wodan. At that moment, Egret Feff orders Magus to restore the Thrudgelmir, but Wodan refuses, admitting he has lost to Sanger and tells him Sophia Nate, whom Sanger and his allies are sent to retrieve from the Earth Cradle, is now his responsibility. Wodan launches a final, killing blow on Feff and the remaining Machinery Children, but the over-damaged Thrudgelmir explodes, destroying Wodan.
Wodan pilots the monstrous "Thrudgelmir", a Grungust Type-3 from the Shadow-Mirror world modified in the Original Generation universe by Machine Cells. Given whom Wodan's based off of, he embodies similar tropes, but to avoid redundancy, the following are either exclusive to Wodan or ones significantly changed:
- Become a Real Boy: Wodan desires to defeat Sanger to prove he's not simply a resurrected Sanger Zonvolt of his world, but an entirely new individual - Wodan Ymir.
- BFS: Comes in two forms for the Thrudgelmir's Colossal Blade - a solid-based, two-handed broadsword version or a Pure Energy-emitting Pillar of Light version that extends to unknown lengths.
- The Brute: Played with; out of the Shadow-Mirror Five-Man Band in Original Generation, he fits the criteria, but Wodan subverts the usual personality as he's calculating and intelligent.
- Continuity Nod: Wodan's introduction in the Space Route of Original Generation 2 - he attacks Tasuku and injures him; Sanger did the exact same thing when he announces he has sided with the Divine Crusaders in Original Generation.
- Evil Twin: Zigzagged; Wodan technically was never evil to begin with, thus it does not make him this to Sanger. However, Wodan does get his own Evil Twin "W-05", the Big Bad of Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED. Essentially, Sanger's gets one not-so-Evil Twin and one actual Evil Twin.
- In the Name of the Moon: "I am Wodan. Wodan Ymir! THE SWORD OF MAGUS!!"
- Mythology Gag
- Wodan is this, in a nutshell: not only is his default Super Robot Sanger's first machine from Alpha Gaiden, his outfit's exactly the same as his from that game (aside from the mask); to top it off, Wodan's Leitmotif is Sanger's first Leitmotif, "The Gate of Magus". Long story short, Wodan is basically an excuse to have an Alpha Gaiden Sanger and Alpha 2/Original Generation Sanger in the same game.
- Stretched even further: in Alpha Gaiden, Sanger is The Dragon to Magus, who is really Sophia; in Original Generation, Wodan protects the artificial Magus Gebo until it turns out the supercomputer actually houses Sophia as its core, made possible by Egret after she began hibernating in the Earth Cradle.
- In Original Generations, the Thrudgelmir gains a few gags of its own. Two attacks added to its arsenal were previously used by Sanger in the Alpha side-story manga "Steel Messiah". While the "Drill Inferno" didn't change, the Hoshinagi no Tachi ("Slicing Sword of the Cosmos") gets slightly altered: in "Steel Messiah", the attack has the Thrudgelmir spin in a circle with the Colossal Blade still solid; in Original Generations, it's executed like the Ichimonji Giri, except the blade's etheral and rips apart the landscape while swallowing its target whole.
- Wodan is this, in a nutshell: not only is his default Super Robot Sanger's first machine from Alpha Gaiden, his outfit's exactly the same as his from that game (aside from the mask); to top it off, Wodan's Leitmotif is Sanger's first Leitmotif, "The Gate of Magus". Long story short, Wodan is basically an excuse to have an Alpha Gaiden Sanger and Alpha 2/Original Generation Sanger in the same game.
- This Is a Drill: Thrudgelmir's Drill Inferno and "Drill Boost Knuckle"
A captain of a special squad under Colonel Van's command in the Neo DC, Oleg Nazarov participated in Operation Plantagenet and was at the North American Langley Base joint pincer attack with Earth Federation forces against the Inspectors until the "Einst" interfered. He manages to escape, with his scarred appearance a result of the failed operation. Appearing in-person during the Second Original Generation, Oleg is summoned to La Gias like many surface dwellers with a contingent of Neo DC soldiers, and end up being hired as mercenaries for Kirkus Zan Valfarbia.
- Irrational Hatred: Has such a severe hatred for the Einst to the point where the sight of the Rein Weiss Ritter in the Second Original Generation at La Gias makes him abandon all logic and focuses on destroying it; he even states anyone siding with the Rein must die.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced in the Second Original Generation for the La Gias "EX" scenarios, but Killed Off for Real before the end of the events by Shu Shirakawa in Dark Prison.
Based on the same-named faction from Alpha, they are the main antagonists of the first Original Generation game. Notable characters belonging to the Aerogaters:
Second-in-command of the Aerogaters to Levi Tolar
- The Reveal: Is an Earthling scientist from the ICS, who mysteriously disappeared following the explosion in the labs, likely taken at the same time Mai was.
An Aerogater enforcer who, rather than use Aerogater Humongous Mecha, prefers to pilot the Earth-developed Gespenst Type-S.
- Ace Pilot: Was originally Kar-Wai Lau, former leader of the Aggressors, who disappeared during a trial run of the Gespenst Type-S.
- Fighting Fingerprint: Galuin's style of combat is what ticks off his real identity to Kai Kitamura.
- Reforged into a Minion: Standard procedure for the Aerogators, it seems. Most of his original body has been replaced.
- Super Prototype: The Gespenst Type-S is the first Personal Trooper ever developed for the Earth Federation Army, having far greater energy output than current mass-produced Gespensts, with the key difference being the Type-S is equipped with a Chest Blaster.
Another Aerogater pilot occasionally seen, though he keeps complaining about headaches anytime he encounters the "SRX Team".
- Reforged into a Minion: Standard procedure for the Aerogators,
In the OVA, Jürgen uses his own body to act as the living core of the mainframe for the ODE System, installed inside a single Bartoll. The system, completely fused with Jürgen's consciousness, slowly assimilates other people into its collective, eventually leading the mass-production machines in subjugating all of humanity. However, the Earth Federation Army successfully locates Jürgen in the abandoned "Hellgate Facility" and disconnects his uplink with the system. Jürgen dies in the assault, but not before the ODE System releases a stream of data, sending it into the far corners of space.
In Original Generations, before the Aerogaters arrived, funding for the ODE System is halted by Adler Koch after he assumes command of the Divine Crusaders following Bian's death. By Original Generation Gaiden, Jürgen has relocated to Wong Heavy Industries to complete the system. Rather than act individually in his quest to unite humanity, he acquires the helping hand of Kyle Bean and Selcia Farm and instead of a Bartoll, Jürgen uses a Valsion Custom Type-CF. Similar events from the OVA follows suit, but Jürgen seemingly destroys Lamia Loveless after she is rescued by Kyosuke at the Hellgate Facility. This is enough for the Steel Dragon Battle Group to put an end to Jürgen.
Tropes regarding the ODE System and Jürgen include:
- Adaptational Badass: In the OVA, Jürgen was a Non-Action Big Bad, grafting himself as the core of the ODE System in a lowly Bartoll, spewing nothing but philosophies; in Original Generation Gaiden, Jürgen acquires a Valsion Custom Type-CF from Lorenzo's Neo DC and resolves to finish his Assimilation Plot, even playing Lorenzo for a fool by stabbing him in the back. Furthermore, he outplays the Steel Dragon Battle Group by ensuring their rescue of Lamia is unsuccessful, leading them to believe she is Killed Off for Real.
- AI Is A Crap Shoot: A system supposedly protecting humanity forces people to give up their humanity; where's the logic in that?
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Biggest modus operandi, which leads to Assimilation Plot.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He was the final boss of the OVA and the bonus section of Original Generations, and seemingly solidified his credentials with Adaptational Badass. When he's defeated, the unfortunate truth hits him hard - he's an Unwitting Pawn for Duminuss.
- Captain Ersatz: One can argue the ODE System is really a cybernetic take on the "Human Instrumentality Project".
- Easily Forgiven: This is the Earth Federation Army we're talking about - one of their closest comrades is seemingly Killed Off for Real and their reaction is mostly "Poor Jürgen, he's no longer himself?" Compared this to what they said about Archibald; by the Second Original Generation, even Lamia has forgotten about him.
- Everyone Has Standards: Retroactively; when presented, Jürgen isn't exactly hinged as an individual, but come the Second Original Generation, it turns out Kaoru Tomine, already a blatant scumbag of a Mad Scientist, puts him as one of the people he wanted to surpass, an indication that even Jürgen would find Kaoru distasteful.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Subverted; Jürgen used to be a normal, family-loving man who was given no respect by his DC compatriots after being shoved aside by Adler. By the time his arc comes to a climax, he has instigated a global threat with the Bartolls such that the Earth Federation deems him too dangerous and are forced to launch a nuke at the Hellgate Facility. The subversion comes from the fact he's at the lowest tier of threats compared against the "Shura", Duminuss and Dark Brain.
- Meaningful Name: "Gestalt" is German for "form" or "shape". In English, the term refers to a concept of "wholeness", hence why the ODE System requires a biological core to operate.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: An in-universe example thrown towards him ever since the OVA. Kyosuke actually sympathized with Jürgen's tragic situation, but when his reaction was turning that into his own Start of Darkness that amounts to an extremely disastrous Assimilation Plot, that kind of dashed the sympathy Kyosuke might had on him. In-game, he made it even worse by the killing of Lamia, which grinded that dashed sympathy to dust even further. At least they would recognize that he's still an Unwitting Pawn of Duminuss and shifted the blame properly once the latter was outed.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Said to Lamia before the kill; later thrown back at Jürgen by Duminuss, making him nothing more than an Unwitting Pawn.
The Kyosuke Nanbu of the Shadow-Mirror Alternate Universe and The Captain of the "Beowulves" Gespenst squadron, under the designation "Beowulf". According to Axel Almer, who once fought alongside him in The Federation, Beowulf is identical to the current Kyosuke Nanbu of the Original Generation universe and shared many personality traits (unwavering determination, stoicism, leadership qualities, etc.), except somewhere along the line, he begins rambling on about world destruction and its rebirth. This is what led to Axel defecting and joining the Shadow-Mirror, and the rivalry between him and his former comrade.
As the Shadow-Mirror are ready to jump to another dimension, Axel is left to fend the Beowulves off at the Tesla-Leicht Institute. While the Game Boy Advance version of Original Generation 2 tells little of Axel's fight, the Endless Frontier drama CD and pilot episode of The Inspectors tells us Axel manages to wipe out the Beowulves single-handedly and face the mad Beowulf. Although Axel comes out the loser, he announces his victory for having stalled enough time for his allies to escape to the other side. This leaves Beowulf screaming in rage of his defeat, despite having beaten Axel.
Beowulf pilots a machine similar to Kyosuke's Alt Eisen, but given a blue color scheme. While this machine is never given the Alt Eisen codename, it is actually accepted as the successor to the mass-produced Gespenst MK II, and receives the proper "Gespenst MK III" designation. However, there are hints that there is more to the mech than meets the eye.
Tropes associated with Beowulf are:
- Adaptational Villainy: As far as the original OG2 is concerned, Beowulf is as heroic as Kyosuke, fighting the Jerkass Blood Knight Axel. In The Inspectors OVA, Axel is given Adaptational Heroism and appropriately this version of Beowulf is an insane Einst agent. This is carried back into Original Generations.
- Ascended Extra: Played with; prior to Retcon, players are told he is Kyosuke's Alternate Universe counterpart. Original Generations hints at the omnicidal, sadistic personality and has him play a central role in the back-story of the Shadow-Mirror (particularly Axel's). Since then, he's had expanded roles in the Endless Frontier drama CD and The Inspectors. Some have speculated he may become a future, prominent villain.
- Just as focused and determined as Kyosuke is, but unlike his counterpart, Beowulf has a constant, creepy Psychotic Smirk in lieu of a poker face. Unlike other examples of this trope, Beowulf has a motive that drives him to be like this.
- According to Lamia in The Inspectors, there are rumors that he has a habit of killing his allies during combat.
- Cryptic Conversation: Most of the stuff he says only makes sense to himself, and if questioned he'll only give vague answers. Kyouske quickly gets tired of this in the "The Inspector".
- Death by Adaptation: In the mainline OG-verse, Beowulf was still stuck in the Shadow Mirror-verse, so there's still a chance he becomes a future threat. In the anime, he becomes the True Final Boss of the Inspector War and killed there.
- The Dreaded: It's implied Beowulf is inhumanly powerful and rumored to possess abilities almost demonic in nature. While the validity of this has yet to be confirmed, there's something about the man that's clearly wrong. The Beowulfs were the ones who wiped out most of the Shadow Mirror forces before OG 2, and it's implied that almost all of those kills were done by Beowulf alone.
- The Ghost: Zigzagged; while Beowulf has an expanded role in The Inspectors, he's only made one canon appearance in the games. Most of what is known about him comes from the Shadow-Mirror faction, and even they didn't know much about him. His association with Einst has never been canonically confirmed either; merely implied.
- Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: Even before the MK III goes One-Winged Angel, the machine destroyed the SRX Team in The Inspectors prelude, practically a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Not Brainwashed: Unlike Excellen Browning, there are indications Beowulf been completely assimilated by the Einst.
- One-Winged Angel: The MK III loses its right arm, restores it, and turns itself into a monstrosity, growing into Super Robot proportions during the fight against Axel in The Inspectors. Beowulf himself gets Red Eyes, Take Warning and a nifty Chest Blaster for the mutated MK III.
- Psychotic Smirk: Rather disturbing◊ to see Kyosuke with one of these.
- Real Robot: Subverted; the MK III may look like a Palette Swap of the Alt Eisen, but it has a power output greater than super robots and an untold ability of regenerating lost limbs.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Gespenst MK III has red eyes instead of the usual green.
- Retcon: The Game Boy Advance version of Original Generation 2 suggests Beowulf is as heroic as the Kyosuke players know, and Axel simply hates him because Beowulf always beats him. Original Generations does a rewrite, indicating he's far more sadistic than meets the eye, justifying the rivalry between him and Axel. The Reveal in the drama CD and his appearance in The Inspectors turns him into a literal monster.
The main antagonists of the Second Original Generation, the "Gaia Sabers" ("GS") are a hand-picked military group administered by President Graien Grusman after Original Generation Gaiden to be the first and last line of defense against extraterrestrials in protecting the Earth. Their headquarters "Grand Christmas" is situated at Aidoneus Island, the same location where the Divine Crusaders' headquarters was.
Tropes common to the entire faction are:
- Captain Ersatz: The SRW equivalent of the "Titans"
- Mythology Gag: The name of the faction is partially based on the same-named Banpresto developed game "Gaia Saver". Lampshaded by Mio Sasuga while Leaning on the Fourth Wall prior to Shu Shirakawa revealing he managed to understand and use the naked singularity and black hole theory:Mio: "Gaia Sabers? 'The Hero's Greatest Strategy' guys?"
- Spell My Name with an "S": Despite the title "Gaia Saviour" in the prologue of the Second Original Generation, Arteil Steinbeck makes it clear word-for-word (in English text, no less) the organization is called "Gaia Sabers".
Antagonist of Real Robot Regiment, Duvan Org is "Subject Double Zero" of the Artificial Human-based "Idealants Project" created by Dr. Enzo Ozunu. Duvan destroys Ozunu's lab and mortally wounds his creator after learning of the limited mortality given to the Idealants. To that end, he steals the Alles Geist and plans to harness the power of the Ultimate Gundam to break his "flaw" and intends to conquer mankind and rule them as their leader, believing it is his destiny as an idealized superior being to humans. Unlike his "sister" Ariel Org, who had experiences to expand her emotional aspects with the "Preventers", Duvan never understands there are other means to live. He stubbornly continues to fight against Ariel and her allies, ultimately winding down to a final battle against her.
Duvan appears in the Second Original Generation in a similar role to his original counterpart. When told by Professor Eric Wong of his remaining time left, Duvan searches for any means to extend life. When offered a chance to help Eldy Mitte after the majority of the Gaia Sabers are destroyed at Grand Christmas, Duvan heads to Antarctica with her.
In The Moon Dwellers, a machine called the "Endlich Geist" appears, bearing a warped resemblance to Duvan's Alles Geist.
- Artificial Human: The second of two subjects from the Idealants Project.
- The Dragon: Eventually becomes this to Eldy, who ends up feeding him and the Alles Geist to the AI-1 to evolve it into its final form.
- Eldritch Abomination: What the Alles Geist can potentially become since it houses the "Faul Kern", the core of a destroyed Jetzt Regisseur. As the Endlich Geist is the Alles Geist, given its appearance in The Moon Dwellers, the Endlich certainly plays this straight.
- 11th-Hour Ranger / HeelFace Turn: In The Moon Dwellers, Duvan is a Secret Character who finally regains control of the Endlich Geist in the last scenario by Ariel's influence through out the game. He expresses the wish to rejoin with Ariel live with her again. During the epiloge of the game, he is put into stasis given the problem he shares with Ariel.
- Fate Worse than Death: Absorbed by the AI-1 and destroyed along with it; subverted with the Endlich Geist in The Moon Dwellers.
- Leitmotif: Utsuro na Tamashi ("Vacant Soul")
- Smug Snake: Very arrogant, and believes he's more capable of leadership than any humans. In fact, he shows no ability to lead whatsoever, nor even the ability to prioritize properly.
- Taking You with Me: In Real Robot Regiment, Duvan hopes to take out the city of Van Braun as a last ditch effort with the Alles Geist.
- Villainous Breakdown: In the Second Original Generation, when fighting the Steel Dragon Battle Group at the Cross Gate, Duvan is in complete panic over his impending death that he goes from cold and calculating to a rambling lunatic.
- Your Days Are Numbered: See above.
Making her debut in the Second Original Generation, Amara Barton is a member of the Gaia Sabers who answers directly to Steinbeck, serving as his "Omega Saber". In her first appearance, Amara heads to a Mao Industries factory in France with an custom, unidentified Huckebein and destroys all existing Huckebeins models in the world, stealing the Tronium Engine in the MK III and the Black Hole Engine in the 009, before fleeing.
- Ace Custom: The Galilnagant is a customized Huckebein, classified by the Steel Dragon Battle Group as the "Code: Evil".
- Brainwashed and Crazy: No less than three times in one game in Masou Kishin F: Coffin of the End, though by the time she's Promoted to Playable, she's been "convinced" to turn Face.
- Cloning Blues: Another member of the Balshem series based off of Ingram
- Composite Character: Code: Evil's design is a combination of the Huckebein and the Astranagant.
- Crutch Character: In Coffin of the End for most of the scenarios she's available to use until the giants of La Gias appear, where her Galilnagant's damage output starts diminishing. Made worse by the fact the machine no longer has access to the "Axiom Asher" attack (though she retains it in The Moon Dwellers). Additionally, compared against the Elemental Lords, Shu and Sakito Asagi in this game, she's not the strongest character in the party.
- He's Back: Amara and the Galilnagant appear in Coffin of the End - the Cross Gate found during the fight against Euzeth Gozzo connects to La Gias. By defeating him, the released energy from the Adamatron reactivates the Cross Gate. Since no wreckage of the Galilnagant is found, Amara falls through it and is discovered and Brainwashed by Yotennai. Shu "fixes" the problem, turning her into an amicable ally, all the way towards The Moon Dwellers.
- Interface Spoiler: At the end of 2ndOG, when the Galilnagant is shot down by Euzeth, it suddenly has player-type stats, foreshadowing that it would eventually become playable in a later game.
- Leitmotif: Kokuen no Kariudo ("Black Blaze Hunter")
- Multicoloured Hair: Black and purple
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Code: Evil"
- Never Found the Body: Because the Galilnagant "disappears" when it's removed from the map, it's implied the machine isn't destroyed.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Amara" or "Amala"?
- Swiss Army Weapon: Code: Evil's "Buster Axe Gun"
- Theme Music Power-Up: A rare villainous example - the unveiling of the Code: Evil's Axiom Asher attack is accompanied by Arrow of Destiny, the same Leitmotif associated with the Ze Balmary Empire.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shot down by Euzeth after the Adamatron is created
Chienne, Chien, and Chiot
Appearing in the Second Original Generation, these three are the Boosted Children of The School, representing the "Argent"-class. Unfortunately, while Arado, Seolla and Latooni are glad to have found surviving members of The School, these three have become mercenaries hired by the Gaia Sabers, who revel in showing off their skills and superiority over their lesser peers from The School in their respective Ace Custom "Kerberlion".
- Cool Mask: Chiot
- Combination Attack
- Evil Counterpart: To Arado, Seolla and Latooni
- Expy: To Clotho, Shani and Orga without their quirks.
- Hate Sink: They were meant to show that not everyone from The School are always 'actually innocent' people like Arado, Seolla and Latooni, or nurturing people like Ouka, but instead merciless sociopathic people that won't generate sympathy. And they succeeded by being very obnoxious and making the players want to blow their mechas ASAP.
- Jerkass: And how, since one would think the Machinery Children's jackassery was enough in the previous games (Uruz becomes more subdued as "Egretta Uno"; justified since he's hiding his identity and having survived the Earth Cradle). Players will grow to get irritated with them quickly.
- Large Ham: Chienne, coupled with Evil Laugh; whether she's Ax-Crazy or not is unknown.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Always anxious to fight the Steel Dragons and kill the other School children, no matter how many defeats they're handed. Well, up until their Plot Armor is revoked, and the heroes finally start landing killing blows on them.
- Theme Naming: Their names mean "female dog" note , "male dog" and "puppy" in French, respectively. Keeping in line with the terminology behind the Boosted Children classes, "argent" means "silver" in French. As a bonus, their mecha are named Kerberlion "Passé" (Chien), "Présent" (Chienne) and "Avenir" (Chiot), meaning "past", "present" and "future" in French, respectively.
- This Is a Drill: Kerberlion's "Turn Nail"
Appearing in the ''Second Original Generation', Arseli starts off as a mercenary working for Isurgi Indistries. He's the test pilot for the new Series 77 mech the Cylion due to money troubles of the project after Felio Presty dies. He has a penchat for referring himself as a "PROFESSIONAL" and lives up to the mercenary sterotype of only fighting for money and position. He's summoned to La Gians alongside Sleigh Presty at the beginnign on the game. After returning to Earth he joins the Gaia Sabers using the Cylion plans to get him in the door. He's positioned as the inverse to Ibis (and eventually Sleigh) using the Series 77 technology explicitly for miliary use and profit over exploration and defense of humanity. He's killed in his first sorite as part of the Gaia Sabers by Ibis and Sleigh in the newly combined Hyperion.
This faction was in fact first seen in Original Generation Gaiden, in the middle of the Shura invasion, when strange creatures called the Youjin ("Evil Gods") began to sporadically appear and attacked the RyuKoOh. They began taking a more active stance in the Second Original Generation.
One of a pair of Chinese Immortals, Kanan was present during the first "Kijin Wars" ("War of the Mechanical Gods") and helped bring the TouTetsuOh and KyuKiOh back under Baral's control. She claims to care about humanity, comparing it it to a child that needs guidance. Understandably, the heroes don't take her at her word.
- Art Evolution: JakuBuOh's design has changed significantly◊ since it was first revealed in side materials. This could be a case of lacking specific materials used in its combination, and it's still possible (although unlikely) for it to revert into a similar form as its original design in a different game.
- Buxom Is Better: She REALLY likes other females' body and prefers someone as luscious, voluptuous and "gorgeous" as Kusuha. Hilariously, Kanan proclaims it out loud she has little preference over flat-chested women, much to Ibis' dismay.
- The Four Gods: JakuBuOh is combination of Suzaku and Genbu.
- Leitmotif: Jakubu Shuuten ("The Phoenix and Turtle Encircling the Heavens")
- Not So Above It All: One would expect an immortal hermit to have transcended past the desires of the flesh. But she clearly has not given up her lusts.
- The Rival: JakuOhKi has always been RyuOhKi's rival. Kanan herself is pretty determined in getting Kusuha to join the Garden of Baral because she's obsessed with her.
- Sadistic Choice: Delivers a brutal one to Kusuha. Surrender the RyuJinKi or watch helplessly as Bullet dies with the KoOhKi and the TouTetsuOh devours many innocent soldiers in a gruesome manner. Kusuha only manages to get out of the situation thanks to the psychic interruption by Irui Gan Eden, alongside Bullet being able to break the KoOhKi's brainwashing and reforming the RyuKoOh/KoRyuOh.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Garden of Baral as a whole is set up as this. But with her as their main spokesperson, it's not quite believable.
An elderly man and one of the two Chinese Immortals, Taihou has long since attained enlightenment and has become uncaring with the happenings of the rest of the world. He was present during the Kijin Wars, and assisted Kanan in wrestling the TouTetsuOh and KyuKiOh back under control.
- Above Good and Evil/Go Out with a Smile: Due to having achieved enlightenment, he cares for neither victory nor defeat, and wears the same pleasant smile when winning or losing.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang: BuOhKi's shell is split into the Yin and Yang symbols.
- Heel Realization: While not one to take action over it, he's the one who admits that Bullet's Kirk Summation about Baral - that if they were just, his Bayakko would have never defected - has merit, and accepts BuOhKi's (eventual) decision to reject his healing magic and be destroyed at the Steel Dragon Squadron's hands.
- The Four Gods: BuJakuOh is combination of Genbu and Suzaku.
- Good All Along: Ordered his disciple Hou to save Irui from the Gan Eden's destruction before he died.
- Leitmotif: Jakubu Shuuten ("The Phoenix and Turtle Encircling the Heavens")
- Stone Wall: BuJakuOh reduces all damage taken by half.
A Chinese fox spirit, Hou is one of Taihou's disciples and assists the order by summoning the Youkijin. Most of the time he runs around making coffee for Taihou.
KyuKiOh and TouTetsuOh
A tiger- and baboon-based "Evil-class" Choukijin of a higher rank than the "God-class", respectively, the KyuKiOh and TouTetsuOh are two mythical machines revived by Kanan and Taihou and put back into service for the Garden of Baral. The KyuKiOh excels in speed and has the greatest appetite of all the "Evil-class", while the TouTetsuOh can take more hits and is responsible for the death of Kukuru's parents back in ancient times.
A long time ago they and their brothers (along with the "Sin-class" and all lesser Choukijin) broke off from the Garden of Baral and started the Kijin Wars, which gravely took its toll on Baral's sphere of influence in the world. It was in this war that the Four Calamities were renamed as the Four Evils, the Four Punishments became the Four Sins, and all classless Choukijin became the Youkijin.
- Field Power Effect: KyuKiOh and TouTetsuOh can lower the Will of any pilot in their vicinity before their turn.
- Good All Along: The "Evil-" and "Sin-class" Choukijin betrayed the Garden of Baral because they disapproved of their ways. Despite being murderous man-eaters, their decision was just, for the RyuOhKi and KoOhKi eventually left Baral as well and aligned with them.
- Not So Different: "Evil-class" Choukijin don't require human pilots because they gain energy by feeding on them. Simiarly, only a Psychodriver can effectively use a "God-class" Choukijin; a normal human will wind up having their Life Force consumed by a "God-class".
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Up until their rebellion, they were referred to as the "Calamity-class" of Choukijin.
Tropes common to the entire faction in Original Generation are:
- Bootstrapped Leitmotif: Kinaha Sokonko and Iradoya Kujua have access to the Guests' Leitmotif "Genocide Machine", while Gomoudokka Gorainkel acquires "Genocide Machine II", the personal Leitmotif of Grofis Lacrein from the Second Original Generation.
- Villain Team-Up: Along with the rest of Gorainkel, Kinaha, Iradoya and Gomoudokka align with "Gadisword" forces during The Moon Dwellers, explaining why they have access to Guest weaponry.
The CEO of Gorainkel, a Zuvorg Alliance-based weapons corporation.
- Beam Spam: The first part of the Uyudaro-class Suppression Battleship's strongest attack. He orders a fleet of Leige Geios to fire their Shoulder Cannons at their current foe. Also, the battleship has many varied-sized gunports and turrets attached over its exterior, and these are used during normal combat.
- Bigger Bad: Keparoc supported Zezernan's invasion for his own purposes.
- Canon Immigrant: Keparoc made his first appearance in an obscure manga, while the Uyudaro-class Suppression Battleship came from The Inspector.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Despite Zezenan's death in the Sealing War, Keparoc wants conflict with the humans to continue and decides to take matters into his hands.
- Leitmotif: "Pantheon of Soulless Machines", a remix of "Heartful Mechanic" from Super Robot Wars 4
- Reflecting Laser: The Uyudaro-class Suppression Battleship can fire beams at its multiple "Prism Reflectors".
- The Remnant: Attempts at fighting Earth military forces after the end of the Sealing War, but Shu and his party intercept him before he can do it
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Keparoc" or "Quepalog"? Is it "Uyudaro" or "Uyudallo"?
- Wave-Motion Gun: The only attack the Uyudaro-class Suppression Battleship has, other than its turrets. While the primary gun has a rapid-firing mode, its power decreases considerably with every shot.
A mercenary working for Gorainkel introduced in Dark Prison, who returns in The Moon Dwellers.
He has piloted both a Liege Geios and an Org-Valu.
- Butt-Monkey: In The Moon Dwellers, his constant failures and general bad luck make him the butt of many jokes from Iradoya.
- Oh, Crap!/This Cannot Be!: When the Cybuster and Granzon pop out of the Cross Gate in The Moon Dwellers, Kinaha goes through a mixture of this and Villainous Breakdown. Note Masaki Andoh and Shu didn't even talk nor introduce themselves at this point of the game; their presence is enough for Kinaha to lose it.
- Palette Swap: In Dark Prison, his Org-Valu has the same orange coloring as Zebris Forschwa; in The Moon Dwellers, it's now tan.
A mercanary working for Gorainkel introduced in The Moon Dwellers.
She pilots a Liege Geios and a Baran Schnile.
- Terrible Trio: With the above Kinaha Sokuno, and Bilgor Belcha of Gadisword for a while.
A commander of Gorainkel's forces debuting in The Moon Dwellers; judging from his surname, he may be related to its founders. As part of Gorankel, his goal is to collect new and rare weapons (From Earth and Gadisword in particular) to copy and sell later.
He pilots a Zeidram.
- Big Bad Wannabe: The leader of the Guest faction fought in the Moon Dwellers, he's not nearly as competent as he acts.
- Left Hanging: After Gadisword is suddenly destroyed, he vanishes from the plot with no send-off as his stake in the conflict is gone.
- Skewed Priorities: Screwing with Earth when he does is the kind of thing that should get him in serious trouble with the Zuvorg leadership, especially with Yong Gebana/Gayatoba Sucheka chomping at the bit to report them. But he never acknowledges this.
- Smug Snake: Has a laid-back attitude as if nothing can threaten him.
A member of Gadisword introduced in The Moon Dwellers. He works directly under Regianne Josephine.
He pilots a standard Leonisis and Gynonia.
- Undying Loyalty: His dialogue hints that he has this towards Regianne.
A member of Gadisword who handles their peace negotiations with Earth alongside Hellruga Izberga, and Fairey Kilva's direct supervisor.
- Fish out of Water: He's rather out of his depth. He's supposed to be an Environment Development minister, not a ruler, Gadisword had never encountered aliens before, and Earth brings along a Zuvorg representative to participate in discussions.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Unaware of why Fairey would have left.
- Non-Action Guy: A bureaucrat, not a soldier.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Eventually takes the reigns again to resolve the conflict between Gadisword and Earth as cleanly as possible given all that's happened. Then five minutes later, the Fury reduce Rubble Pile to just Rubble and everyone on board dies, including him.
- You Are in Command Now: The highest ranking government official who made it onto Rubble Pile.
Unlike their Super Robot Wars Judgment counterparts, the "Fury" in Original Generation introduces a new "Spy" faction as a Foil to the "Knights". True to their title, these members eschew chivalry and prefer under-handed tactics to achieve their goals.
- Combat Pragmatist: They'll use every dirty trick the Knights deem un-chivalrous, from rear strikes to stopping time with "Larseilam" to even using their fellow hibernating Furies as Human Shield.
- Hate Sink: A necessity; since most of the Fury (except Gu-Landon Gorz) appear sympathetic, a group of detestable, dishonorable evil characters from the Fury that players can hate was required when certain Fury characters were given Anti-Villain changes from their Judgment counterparts in The Moon Dwellers.
A member of the spy division. He starts off piloting a Kareized (a Zuvorg machine, so as to hide his affiliation), but he later pilots a black Ganjarl and Laftkranz.
- Blood Knight: He seems a little too happy to get the chance to fight El-Selda Shiun and the Granteed.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The Knights of the Fury use the Larseilam rarely and never without authorization, while So-Des uses it extensively. We soon see why the Knights would be so hesitant when So-Des's Larseilam runs out of Eitelm right when he actually needs it.
- Large Ham: He's usually more of a Softspoken Sadist, but he suddenly chews out a big ham when activating the "LAAAAARSEILAAAAMMM!!!"
- Just Between You and Me: Played with - he blatantly tells Calvina Coulange and her partner he's the one who attacked Ash'ari Kreutzer, since he was sure that with the Larseilam activated, he would kill them easily. Unfortunately, the Larseilam runs out of fuel at the worst possible moment; Calvina unlocks the Bellzelute Brigandy's ultimate attack and launches it at So-Des, killing him.
- Unfortunate Names: When spelled normally, So-Des sounds like Sou desu, the common Japanese phrase for "That's right". If this was Ace Attorney, it wouldn't be out of place.
- You Have No Chance to Survive: What prompts So-Des to full Just Between You and Me, as he is sure that with the Larseilam as an advantage, he will kill his target 100% of the time. Too bad about the fuel supply.
- Betrayal Insurance: Noticeably more circumspect in the use of his Larseilam than So-Des, especially during the final battle where it might have helped him considerably, since if he ever wanted to backstab Gu-Landon the victory would come down to who had more Eitelm left in their machine.
- Obviously Evil: If his appearance isn't enough, his first action in The Moon Dwellers is interfering in El-Selda and Al-Van's duel with a Back Stab on the former, which eventually kills him once he arrives on Earth. Karo-Ran states he wished the attack would have killed him outright to El-Selda's son Touya Shiun.
- The Starscream: Acknowledged by Gu-Landon, who kills him first.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Killed Off for Real by Gu-Landon and takes the Eitelm inside his Laftkranz.