VTX Union / T3
Male protagonist and a 27 year-old Salaryman working for the giant corporation known as the "VTX Union". He holds pride in his job and bets his life on his duty, but holds little to no interest in anything else.
- Bait-and-Switch Comment: Tends to form this banter with Rami. Whenever Saizo said something nice or virtuous, Rami would think that he's growing his own heart of justice... only to have Saizo continue with a comment linking with how it's just part of the job, a chance to promote the company and showcasing how much of a workaholic he is, much to Rami's disappointment for 'expecting too much'.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Even at the end of his route, he seems unaware that Rami, Meryl, and Amies are competing to be his bride.
- Consummate Professional: He'll link everything he does with business and things a pro Salaryman does. Stumbled into a fantasy world like Cephiro? Rather than worrying the bizareness of the new environment, Saizo is already thinking what kind of new business ventures he's gonna have. And there's his response to Astragius dwellers like Niva?
- Cool Shades: Sometimes wears one when he's outside.
- Experienced Protagonist: His age and life as a Salaryman mean that Saizo already had a lot of experience when compared to the younger pilots nearby and he's quite eager to show those experiences to the younger generation.
- Friendly Rivalry: He claims to always be in heated competition with Sagiri, but their closeness is something that doesn't go unnoticed by the other girls in Special Section 3.
- Humble Hero: Being a Salaryman means that he often gets ridiculed for taking such a lowly position. Saizo will always shoot back at them, showing pride at his 'low' position and reminding that Salarymen are still important in society and he'll take that over more glamorous jobs any day. This puts him in a stark contrast with Dyma, who rose to his position without the humility that comes from being a Salaryman as Amasaki intended, thus ending up as a Fallen Hero later.
- Also, his previous job was being a space racer, something that would've looked more glorious and glamorous compared to being a Salaryman, and he actually considered quitting at one point. After a pep talk by Amasaki, Saizo learned what being a Salaryman truly meant and has never looked back on his past glories and is very content with his current job.
- Last-Name Basis: Sagiri refers to him as "Tokito-kun."
- Leitmotif: "Professional's Style" when piloting the Tyranado, "Upright Accelerator" for the Tyranado Rex. If in the Gespenst, he instead has "Time to Come."
- Not So Above It All: On hearing about Presbund's idea to align with the UND, Saizo ends up very furious that on being asked of whether the T3 will cooperate or not, his response is something not quite professional: "KISS MY ASS".
- Red Baron: He is aware of how people often refer to him as the "Necktied Beast", in reference that he's such a wild tester that any mechas he tested would get wrecked by the end of the test, like a beast tearing through the mech while wearing a necktie.
- The Stoic: If it doesn't involve his job, he is indifferent towards it; according to the developers, if Saizou saves the Earth, he'll justify that it's All a Part of the Job.
- Workaholic: Doesn't even begin to describe him, since he links almost everything with his line of job, and even willingly works overtime for his team (it was for a good cause, but he looks like he'll do just that anyway). Saizou doesn't mind that, and in fact considered the trait something he can be proud of.
Female protagonist and a 27 year-old employee at the VTX Union. In spite of her genius piloting abilities, she is carefree, doing everything at her own pace and being quite open about how she "works solely for her salary and bonuses".
- Big Eater: Saizo mentions that she had once stayed and ate at an all-you-can-eat buffet for five hours, horrifying her date.
- Christmas Cake: It's mentioned several times in the story that she's 27 years old and without a boyfriend. Meanwhile, most of her old school friends had long since married and have kids that are in primary school. She says its due to being a test pilot and if she had a desk job, she too would have been married by now. Rami asks her if that meant that she had a boyfriend before becoming a test pilot, and Sagiri immediately dodges the question.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: It's noted that a lot of the female employees at VTX are romantically interested in her, and she has absolutely no idea about it.
- Cool Big Sis: Her personality boils down to be the fun-loving big sister type that focuses more on getting good bonuses and paycheck and loving every bits and fun parts of her job.
- Even the Girls Want Her: If her route is taken, then the Special Section 3 women all for fawn for her. It's why she got her nickname at VTX. It's mentioned that she's the reason why most of the female employees in VTX are still single.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Saizo, to the point where Rami, Meryl, and Amies express jealousy of how close they are.
- Gainaxing: As a tradition to Super Robot Wars female protagonists, her battle cut-in had her breasts bounce quite a bit.
- Last-Name Basis: Saizo refers to her by last name, "Sakurai."
- Leitmotif: "Always Doing Things My Way" when piloting the Tyranado, "Scarlet Acquirer" for the Tyranado Rex. If in the Gespenst, she instead has "Time to Come."
- Ma'am Shock: Ends up reeling badly when Paul, a ten year old, calls her an old lady if she's the chosen protagonist.
- Red Baron: She's been referred to as the "Fallen Angel."
- Sempai/Kohai: She's the senior employee towards Rami, Meryl, and Eimis, so they all refer to her as "Sempai", translated as "Ma'am" in English.
- Stepford Smiler: She actually hates being a test pilot, and originally wanted to be a systems designer. In fact, she's thought about quitting fourteen times so far during the current year.
- The Tease: Her "Fallen Angel" nickname comes from how so many people think she's hitting on them; and then she tells that she isn't.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Much like Saizo, she has a not quite professional response to Ame Presbund trying to make Earth ally with the UND: "Go to hell... GO TO HELL, YOU SON OF A BITCH!"
- Token Wholesome: Compared to other Super Robot Wars original females her age, Sagiri's bare skin is limited a little exposed cleavage, leaving her outfit right below Tytti Noorbuck and Sakimi Kanmaki's in lack of fanservice. Unlike them, on the other hand, Sagiri still wears her clothes loose enough for her breasts to bounce.
A 20 year-old new recruit for the VTX Union's Special Section 3 and daughter of her sections manager, Hirosuke Amasaki. Rami serves as the co-pilot for the corporation's experimental model, the "Tyranado". She comes off as serious but inflexable, with a habit of thinking too much when troubled.
- Happily Adopted: Amasaki isn't real father but he raised her after she ran away from her plant Darbnes alongside the Quark Drive to Earth.
- Nepotism: Briefly discussed during her debut. Meryl and Amies had doubts about her because they thought Rami got her position solely because she's Hirosuke's daughter. This eventually changes over time as Rami shows her own competence.
- New Meat: As opposed to Saizo and Sagiri, both of whom have worked in VTX Union for quite some time, Rami is a newbie that just got in.
- The Watson: Being the New Meat means that she also serves as the audience surrogate of everything within VTX Union since the rest are already seasoned workers there, as well as getting weirded out by the unique shenanigans of her superiors (Saizo's Workaholic nature and Sagiri's carefree-ness)
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The real color of her hair is blue and she's not from Earth.
A 24 year-old member of the VTX Union, formerly with the First Engineering Division before being reassigned to Special Section 3. She rides in the Carriax, an aircraft of the VTX Union carrying weapons for the Tyranado.
- Bi the Way: When teasing Rami about potential romantic prospects in T3, she mentions that she's attracted to both genders.
- Cuteness Proximity: Has a tendency to 'melt'/blush when facing young, cute children, even if she's neither good or bad in handling them and usually had a more stoic aura.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She has been noted on Stage 1 to be a fan of Tetsuya Tsurugi and Great Mazinger, and it shows in her reaction when he appears on said stage.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The one time she snaps and lives up to her Red Baron title (see below), she's delivering a verbal beatdown to Rony for using the Twilight Age as an excuse to get ahead when humanity is stagnating, stating that despite the so-called 'stagnation', humans still makes effort to make an advancement and he was just making excuses to strike his own ego. The protagonist eventually praised that one 'good' meltdown on her.
- Red Baron: She was called "Meryl the Will-o-wisp" back in her old postion. In the localized version, it's "Meltdown Meryl". All of it because she hides a short temper behind her cool attitude.
- Wrench Wench: She serves as Special Section 3's mechanic.
A 24 year-old member of the VTX Union, formerly with General Affairs before being reassigned to Special Section 3. She rides in the Carriax alongside Meryl.
- Bi the Way: When teasing Rami about potential romantic prospects in T3, she mentions that she's attracted to both genders.
- Brutal Honesty: While she wants to fix this habit, she was given her nickname for a good reason.
- Death Glare: Occasionally when she goes really blunt, it's accompanied with this trope, with the lower parts of her forehead darkening.
- Meganekko: Wears glasses while at work.
- Older Than They Look: She's the same age as Meryl, but looks closer to Rami's age.
- Red Baron: She was called "Miss Straight" back in her old position due to a habit of giving really blunt opinions.
Rami's 52 year-old father who serves as the Chief of Special Section 3, making him the protagonists' boss. He pilots the Carriax.
- Cool Shades: Even while at work, he still wears shades.
- Da Chief: He's the overall leader of the Special Section 3 and everyone answers to him.
- Dare to Be Badass: He instilled this mindset to Dyma back in the military by making sure Dyma ends up becoming worthy of being a hero. It backfires horribly when Dyma ends up becoming egotistical.
- The One Guy: If Sagiri is the chosen protagonist, then Amasaki becomes this for Special Section 3, since he's the only male there, Saizo would've been someone from Special Section 1. If Saizo is the chosen protagonist, then this is averted, since Amasaki is no longer the only male from Special Section 3.
- We Used to Be Friends: After Dyma reveals himself to be the Final Boss, he calls out his former subordinate in the army for his actions.
The 48 year-old president of the VTX Union. Has a military background and massive accomplishment where he is considered a legendary figure amongst the military, joining and becoming the president of the union after he retired.
- Affably Evil: He shows off his true colors upon the reveal where he plans to conquer the galaxy and kick start his own version of the second Golden Age.
- Badass Cape: Ends up wearing one in the final battle.
- BFS: His main weapon.
- Big Good: President of the VTX and Special Section 3 and 1 answer to him. Subverted when it's revealed that he plans to conquer the universe using Earth's military forces.
- Broken Pedestal: For T3 as a whole but especially Rami when he reveals just who he really is.
- Dynamic Entry: His entrance during the final fight. When Ame is preparing to strike at the exhausted heroes, Dyma comes in with his Dygaian from the corner of the map and then made a mad dash, strikes at Ame and defeating him.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist:Compared to the Final Boss of V and X. Nevanlinna is a super AI with capabilities to turn worlds into ashes. Ende the Destroyer is an Eldritch Abomination. Dyma is just a normal human, albeit a manipulative and overly ambitious one.
- Fallen Hero: During past wars, he was an up and coming heroic figure, inspired by Amasaki's advice and defended mankind with all his might. Unfortunately, he was put into a leadership position without learning any forms of humility by being a Salaryman, so his pride and ego went out of control, even if he's very good at hiding it, and he ended up as a disgraced man in the end when his plans fell apart.
- Final Boss: For both routes with him and Ames being a Dual Boss fight.
- Foreshadowing: If taking the Irregular route on scenario 30, Master Asia claims that Dyma has no idea of the true meaning of the Gundam Fight. It turns out that he just cares about himself.
- Graceful Loser: After losing in the final battle, he takes his defeat in grace and is forced to live in shame.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Stops one of the UND ships crashing at the Orbital Base. Subverted when it's revealed that he can also use Boson Jump and thus evacuate safely and put his plans in motion behind the scenes.
- Hypocrite: Despite his utter disregard for humanity, the Tyrando AI system, which is programmed to recite VTX corporate slogans on loop, may occasionally state that "Humans are treasure." On top of this, his one-linernote after attacking a unit is the sixth of these slogans, and it's the only one with any implied hostility while the other slogans are more motivational, being catchphrases thought up by corporate and all. Additionally, when confronted by anyone in battle, he might shower them with praises and in the next second insults with the inversion of the praise he just gave.
- It's All About Me: Once he reveals himself to T3 about his plans for Earth to conquer galaxies. According to Amasaki, Dyma developed this mindset because he got into his position without going through the phase of being a Salaryman, which would've promoted teamwork, humility and non-violence. As Dyma up until that day has experienced nothing but victories, he got over his head and thought that his decisions are always right.
- Not So Different: Once he reveals his true colors, it turns out that he has the same mindset as Ragnayael when it comes to wanting to unify the entire galaxy, only Dyma wants the Earth to be the number one.
- Retired Badass: Formerly part of the military and is Amasaki's subordinate back in the day.
- Samurai: The Dygaian has a heavy Samurai motif, including O-Yoroi Armor and Helmet set.
- Walking Spoiler: There's a lot more to Dyma than meets the eye.
The Company / UND
An employee at the Company, she's introduced trying to scout the protagonist.
- Action Girl: A very skilled woman who was able to knock out two UND agents on foot, rescuing Char and the Rewloola crew.
- Affably Evil: Never stops being polite and friendly during her encounters. And no, its not an act. When she joins in the IF Route, shes every bit as cordial and amicable as she was as an antagonist, if not somehow more so!
- Catch-Phrase: Usually makes an entrance by introducing herself with, "It is I, Rudi Pixyzalto." Eventually, anyone who hears that tells her to cut it out with the constant introduction. Its later revealed that she actually does it deliberately to annoy T3, despite it being actually a regulation within UND overall (Wassilmon and Ragnayael also made a habit to introduce themselves similarly).Ryoma: I see that you've finally come out in person, Rudi Pixyzalto!Rudi: You have my gratitude for going to the trouble of remembering my name. It makes me feel like annoying you with my full name was worth it.Spike: At least you realize you're annoying.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: She's only available during the final chapters of the IF route and only as a Supporter Command. Storywise, while she's fired from the UND in the middle of the game, she only officially joined and aided the T3 at the last legs of the game (even if she only became a Supporter in IF route).
- Gainaxing: Has a cut-in where her breasts visibly bounce.
- Punch-Clock Villain: She's Not So Different from either Saizo/Sagiri, she only did UND's orders because it was within her job scope and didn't personally hold it against them. She got fired for her failures, but remained a jovial person along with some of the UND remnants that she brought along, all of them having their own dreams when they get back to their homes.
Formerly Amies's boss in the VTX's accounting department, he accepted an offer to join the Company due to his own dissatisfaction with VTX.
- Bad Boss: Amies mentioned that during the time she's under him, he used every forms of harassment to her.
- Jerkass Has a Point: His dissatisfaction with the VTX was played as something really bad when he appeared. However, cue to the end of the game, turns out he might raise a good point about the VTX management when it comes to Dyma...
A young man scouted by the Company. Has an overinflated ego.
- Attention Whore: He certainly likes being at the center of attention and likes to boast things up that makes it look like he deserves to be at the center, despite the heroes immediately knowing that he's really not worthy of it, infuriating him to no end.
- Butt-Monkey: A team of experienced heroes versus one stuck-up badass-wannabe with Inferiority Superiority Complex that had no idea about the horrors of war and the harshness of reality and only in it to make himself look cool. His only chapter appearance ends up for being justifiably belittled to hell and back by the former and then his confidence plummets to below zero.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Amies guessed that his arrogant trash-talking, bombastic personality is a way to cover up his huge insecurity and it shows.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Getting scouted by the Company made him think he's some sort of big shot, something that the more experienced VTX team members caught on to be an extreme form of naiveness and not knowing the actual harsher reality.
A 10-year old boy scouted by the Company. A childish gamer that treats combat as a game, until the harsh truth came knocking quickly enough.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: For not knowing the full breach of the contract, Rudi had him accidentally hit the 'correction program' and then it brainwashes him.
- Break the Haughty: His bravado as an expert gamer and pilot quickly shattered the moment he recovered from his brainwashed state AND the STMC came swarming, reducing him into a screaming mess, although at least it knocked him off his high horse that he could listen to Hikaru's plea for him to retreat. The same girl he ridiculed beforehand.
An Executive Officer in the UND.
- Faux Affably Evil: In contrast to Rudi (who makes a genuine effort to be polite) and Ragnayael (who at least comes off as fair and willing to give praise to those that earn it), every line spoken by Wassilmon is just dripping with condescension, with barely even a token effort to sound polite.
- Smug Snake: While he no doubt has a lot of campaigns under his belt when he gets a defeat or two he still acts like he has a perfect record.
- Villains Want Mercy: Near the end of Scenario 42 after Dyma sacrifices himself and everyone is fired up Wassilmon asks if he could say something. Sakurai cuts him off saying it's too late to ask for mercy, well in this case his ship getting trashed, which Wassilmon finds horrifying.
The UND's Commander of Fleets.
- He-Man Woman Hater: While he has some fine virtues gender equality isn't one of them. If Noriko and Kazumi attack him he admires the fine spirit of the Gunbuster pilots but laments they are women.
- Noble Demon: He's a strict and fair commander, giving praises where it's due, especially towards strong convictions. He also knows his limits that he could only subjugate via force, and people in the long run would not obey such thing, so he's looking for people that can subjugate people without force as his partner.
A councilman for the Earth Federation and leader of the Dawn Assembly, a group tasked with fixing the Federation government.
- Badass Cape: In the IF route, he ends up getting the same suit as Dyma.
- BFS: DyGaian 2 uses the same technology and sword as Dyma's DyGaian 1 in the IF route.
- Big Good: He's the one inspiring Earth to support T3 and praise their efforts. Until he back stabs the team.
- Broken Pedestal: When he's revealed to have deceived T3 by letting Earth be a part of the UND.
- Corrupt Politician: Subverted many times. He's a councilman and had the best interest of Earth, genuinely encouraging the T3 to help humanity. Then he struck an alliance with the UND and everyone else pretty much lost faith in him. However, he acknowledges that what he did was evil and there's no way he'll be forgiven, but he would bear those sins himself as long as it would usher Earth to a better era, feeling like an old man that couldn't let go of the past and agrees to be an obstacle that the T3 must strike down to prove themselves able to get past Twilight Age. He's... a little complicated, even if post-Broken Pedestal everyone just saw him as playing the trope straight.
- Dual Boss: With Dyma in the final battle of the IF route. He must also be defeated first before players can defeat Dyma.
- Killed Off for Real: He dies in either route.
- Retired Badass: He was once a part of the army alongside Dyma. He's Still Got It when he becomes the penultimate boss of the game.
- That Man Is Dead: Invoked by Dyma in the IF route where Ame joins him in the DyGaian 2, telling T3 that the man he slayed was a different man compared to the man who joins him..