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     Adventus 

  • Climax Boss - At least so far, with Lucas attacking the protagonists during re-entry and necessitating fighting while riding the ship down into the atmosphere, Jeremy fighting the heroes against the backdrop of the recently renovated Hoover Dam with an audience of members of Britannia, Federation, and Adventus, and the DR RGNK fight at Casablanca, Morroco during a performance. The missions have also been milestones, marking the 20th, 30th, and 40th mission each.
    • Averted with mission 50 - Adventus units were used, but Yolanda was only involved with fighting the Granzon off screen.
    • And again with mission 58 - Yolanda finally appears there but it wasn't on a 10th mission.
  • Deflector Shields - Three of the Adventus Generals have their units armed with high powered barriers, apparently even more powerful than the Granzon's
  • Four Is Death - Four Generals
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad - The Generals seen so far are certainly colorful enough.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist - Their ultimate goal is for humanity to cease using giant robots... while using giant robots to achieve that.

DR RGNK

  • Affably Evil - Has a great love of music and holds concerts for people. Also has no objection with putting subliminal messages in said music and making people who listen to it do whatever he wants
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Loud of War
  • Music for Courage - In spite of the fact his music can control people, RGNK primarily uses it as a means to help people feel good about themselves living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and in fact joined up with Adventus to have the means to travel wherever he wanted to.
  • Theme Naming - Norse Mythology.
    • Low-Key is "Loki" written phonetically.
    • RGNK is pronounced "Ragnarok"
    • RGNK's machine, the Skidblanir, is named after a giant boat in Norse Mythology that could be folded up and carried around. The Skidblanir mech can unfold into an entire soundstage for RGNK to do performances.
    • The brand of music equipment is Jallerhorn, named after a trumpet used to signal Asgradians.
  • Sidekick - Has one in MC Low-Key.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here! - He hints to Gentarou that he wants to do this, but for some reason, he can't.
  • Throw It In! - The original name was going to be DJ RGNK. However, after a typo the mods decided that DR sounded better.

Jeremy Gatsby

  • Badass Bookworm - A historian by trade. Still a very good fighter, and was able to severely damage multiple White Chalice machines single-handedly with his own machine still functioning in the end.
  • Barrier Warrior - His machine, the Hyperion, can produce extremely powerful shields which he can shape however he wishes. Yolanda and RGNK have similar shields, but Jeremy uses them not only for defense but for combat as well.
    • Having a generator near the Hyperion's cockpit also let Jeremy protect himself when Lans detonated a bomb put in the machine, saving his life.
  • Big Damn Heroes - Just as the Chalice's command bridge is about to be destroyed by a number of Inspector machines, Jeremy arrives from out of the blue with the save and crushes them with a forcefield.
  • Bling of War - Goes into battle not only wearing golden armor, but the Hyperion is gold as well. Unsurprising, really.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal - Unlike Lucas and DR RGNK's machines, Jeremy's was severely damaged during the fight, losing most of its limbs. However, it's no problem to him since he can just make barriers in the shape of said limbs to replace them.
  • Green Lantern Ring - His barriers. In his fights he's made forcefield punches, reinforced the hull of his machine, broken grapples, refracted sunlight into lasers, created step-stools, increased agility by providing a frictionless surface to work with, fired barrier "bullets" from his finger, replaced destroyed limbs, and even just threw up a convenient wall for enemies to charge straight into. Recently he's developed a way to create flaming barriers by making them extremely coarse on a molecular level, coarse enough that the air friction causes fires to ignite.
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Large Ham
  • Meaningful Name - Hyperion was the Greek Titan of light. His machine, being gold, is downright shiny.
  • Mr. Exposition - Fills this role quite well whenever the need arises.
  • My Greatest Failure - Jeremy isn't too happy that he didn't tell Mad sooner about Darren Caine.
  • Named After Somebody Famous - Subverted. His real last name is "Cunningham". He just adopted "Gatsby" because it sounded cool.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution - Could not care either way if mecha become a thing of the past or not. Still joined Adventus out of a desire to chronicle their exploits for the sake of future generations.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni - Red to Lucas's Blue.
  • Redemption Promotion - And he was pretty capable to begin with!
    • Redemption Demotion - However, because the Hyperion was lost due to its destruction, Jeremy uses a normal Advent unit armed with his barrier system.
  • Shout-Out - Has quite a few to Yang Wen-Li. His starting machine was called the Hyperion, and he's recently returned using an Advent he calls the "Leeda Mk. III".
  • Token Good Teammate - Uses Adventus's resources primarily to renovate what few historical landmarks weren't completely destroyed by Second Impact. Also formally challenged the Chalice pilots to a battle and fought fairly, and he's voiced opposition to DR RGNK's use of subliminal messages and mind control.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene - Whenever he's not wearing armor... he's probably wearing almost nothing at all. It even got him thrown out of college in his backstory.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness - Turns out Lans had a powerful explosive installed in the Hyperion and when he lost a second time, Lans detonated it, depriving Jeremy of joining the heroes.
    • Which only delayed him a few months though.

Lans Chretien

  • Big Bad - The leader of Adventus.
  • Disc-One Final Boss - Lans, Adventus, and HALO were all taken down roughly a third of the way into the game, with the overvillain duty afterwards being passed on to first the Inspectors and then to Kairos Aspida.
  • I Control My Minions Through... - It seems that Lans has various ways to bring his men in line. Many of them are controlled through his Agenda to purge all mecha from the Earth and the population sees Adventus as Being the Lesser Evil, despite the current state of the world. DR RGNK, Lucas and Jeremy, though, are Not in This for Your Revolution. Instead, he has things that they feel the Chalice could never hope to have.
  • Improvised Weapon - HALO was never meant for actual front-line fighting. However, Lans was familiar with the machine and was able to make the most of its limited arsenal.
  • Old Shame - According to Jeremy, Lans was part of Project HALO, the project that created the robot that accidentally caused Second Impact. However, how much he's involved with it is unknown and even still, it's enough of a secret that Philip can't look it up.
    • Now it stands revealed that Lans had a hand in creating HALO. Even more, when the unit crashed to Earth, Lans found it first and kept it at the Adventus base, activating it in an attempt to stop the protagonists.
  • Redemption Equals Death - Realizing the he still has a chance to save everything, Lans ends up self destructing HALO in an attempt to stop it from firing its weapon. It only manages to slow down HALO for a few moments, unfortunately.
  • The End Is Nigh - According to Bian Zoldark, Lans started out as one of these.
  • The Leader - Created Adventus, natch.
  • The Worf Effect - His first act onscreen subjected Bian to this. The Valsion is plenty powerful; the problem was simply that HALO was stronger still.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means - Lans envisioned a world without robots, which gave him the right to amass an army to stop the rest of the world from using them themselves. When they find out that Lans was also angry that other people were busy making their own power sources and robots, a few of the players call him out on this.
  • Villain with Good Publicity
  • Visionary Villain - Envisions a world without mecha... despite the fact that, without them, the world would be an even bigger Crapsack World.

Lucas Damien

Yolanda Ysmir

  • Alas, Poor Villain
  • Combat Pragmatist - and a real jerk about it.
  • Cryptic Conversation - When Yolanda first appears, she says that she won't wait any longer in stpoping the White Chalice's "disruption". Even upon being pressed by players about what that means, she doesn't repond.
  • The Faceless - Before making a formal appearance in a log, her face is obscured in her icon.
  • General Ripper - Whereas Jeremy, RGNK, and Lucas are not fully sold on the ideas of Adventus and have their own reasons for working within its ranks, Yolanda is outright determined to kill those who use giant robots and won't settle for anything less but the death of everyone on the Chalice. She even goes as far as killing one of her own men when one is tossed at her.
  • Homage - Her Teleport Spam and boss music are inspired by Asha from Iji. Her personality isn't unlike a less ranty Iosa the Invincible's, either.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down - After stopping a massive tank and taking out two ACs, Yolanda shows up and starts to wipe the floor with them. The heroes call her out on this, though.
  • Lightning Bruiser - Generally fights by teleporting up to another robot and smacking it with Caliban's two swords, then teleporting off to avoid the counterattack. Or to get behind the target for another strike.
  • That One Boss - the mod responsible for running her designed her to be as annoying to fight as he thought he could possibly get away with. Comparisons in style have been made to Anubis.
  • The Stoic - She's pretty much cold and calculated in her actions.
  • The Smurfette Principle - The only female general.
  • This Is Unforgivable! - The reaction among the player characters when she kills one of her own men.
    • When she captures Haman Karn, this is Char's reaction.
  • Wave Motion Gun - Caliban's two swords put together make one of these.
  • What Could Have Been - Mentioned offhand during the final battle against her, and how in another world she could have been a friend of the Chalice pilots.
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     A Fistful of SCIENCE! 
  • Gratuitous Latin - all units from this canon. Some names overlap with those of Silentium machines, to the confusion of veteran players. This may or may not have been intentional.
  • Title Drop - Alessandra says the title name in her Badass Boast in the finale.

Alessandra Langelier

     And Though I Walk 

Roads Blackwell

  • Accidental Misnaming - First there was Nicolai calling him Blackmore... and when Nyala refers to a Mr. "Black", in reality referring to how Hadou Kouzou is the Future Badass version of Kurou he rants again for someone else not getting his name right.
  • Canon Emigrant - Serves as one for the Demonbane plotline, being entrusted with the Book of Eibon by Kouzou and finally becoming able to use it after the events of his own canon.
  • Disproportionate Retribution - After the Attempted Rape of Arika by a gang of thugs, Roads takes care of one of the men responsible. While what Roads did is not detailed in full, it involved denailing the target, pulling out at least one of his eyes, and finally burning the poor sod alive.
  • Mr. Fixit
  • My Greatest Failure - Turns out, back before Roads joined the crew, he had been working with a group of mercenaries before things turned desperate. They had kidnapped a bunch of rich Federation children, but one of them got desperate and suffocated them all before taking her own life. Roads found out, panicked and ran, leaving them high and dry.
  • Older Than They Look - In spite of his PB being a teenager, Roads is in his thirties. It's joked that he looks so young because he's secretly a Hamon master.
  • Our Vampires Are Different - To the point where they can hardly be called vampires anymore. Bloodsucking and the sunlight weakness are just about the only thing that remain.
  • Powerup Letdown - His unit's Super Mode is more of a "Don't Suck" mode against anything but his own canon's monsters, and so far has powered down faster than it's supposed to on every single use.
  • Robosexual - REALLY interested in some of the more robotic people on board, such as Samus Aran's armor suit and Lily Rain.
  • Walking the Earth - What Roads did for the three months between his last job and joining the White Chalice.
  • You Are Now Dead To Me - Cheng is not pleased that his actions has lead to one of the cities under his watch being wiped out because of Roads' refusal to just shoot down his former XO. He's promised that, once the Chalice's adventures are over, he's a wanted man.

     Arduus Umbris 

     Armored Core 3 
Ryou Kimura

     Astral Frontier 
  • Applied Phlebotinum - Kinetic Dispersal Units, which project an area where artificial forces provide a friction that stops kinetic energy. Their use ranges from stopping cargo fired from a linear catapult, protecting machines from physical weaponry unable to move under its own power, and also enable a fully automatic railgun.
  • Canon Welding - with Mobile Suit Gundam SEED CE.73: Stargazer. Julia is asked to join DSSD and Christine is given one of their Astrays.
  • Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion - The Irgelion armada that came to conquer Earth four years after Second Impact wasn't expecting as harsh resistance as it ended up facing.
  • Theme Naming: Prominence Armors have names referring to stars or light in general (Daybreak, Dusk, Corona, Solstice, etc.) Thaumata's codenames for Gaia Vanguards refer to wonders of the world (the Pyramids, Alexandria, the Hanging Gardens, etc.)
  • Throw It In! - The only reason Bertrand Herrera ended up with a wife and children was that most of the pictures of Rugal that portrayed him as a decent human being coupled him with Yukari Yakumo. Including Adelheid and Rose after that was just a natural progression.

Christine Diaman

  • Death Seeker - Following her second defeat at Julia's hands. For awhile, anyway...
  • Discard and Draw - Following the mission Journey's First Step, the Solstice was ultimately destroyed. Julia pulls some favors to get her a new machine though, but it ends up being a Joke Character Civilian Astray.
  • Good Feels Good - Once Christine and Julia finally bond, she admits that it felt nice not trying to talk down to someone because of her misplaced arrogance.
  • Heel–Face Turn - Gets one, but not before realizing just how terrible Thaumata is and subsequently having her machine beaten into the ground by Julia.
  • Hypocritical Humor - Christine calls out Lans for his excuse over why he did what he had done, even calling him out on pretty much having a temper tantrum over not getting his way. She doesn't miss the hypocrisy of it all.
  • I Have Many Names - Her machine does at any rate. Its official production name is the Solstice, but during her stint as a member of Thaumata it was called and referred to as the Hanging Gardens.
  • Drunken Declaration of Love - After getting plastered by Luger's special drink, Julia finds Christine and Christine blurts out that she has a crush on her... then promptly tries to steal a kiss from her.
  • More Dakka - Ends up developing a soft spot for this, leading to turning her Civilian Astray into a one-man arsenal.
  • Redemption Promotion - Becomes a much better a pilot after joining the protagonists. Justified because she's finally in control of her ego and pride and actually working on honing her skills.
  • Small Name, Big Ego - Initially is extremely overconfident regarding her abilities while downplaying Julia's own. This changes after her second appearance though when Julia physically and emotionally breaks her down.
  • Tsundere - Personality Type A. Prefers to be boisterous and brave, though she ends up enjoying dropping her guard and being friendly at least around Julia.

Julia Richardson (also known as Reilev Kidoreaon)

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     BattleTech 
Star Captain Resnick

Matthew Helmar

     Frame Rider Technica 
Gregory Winthrop

MarKus Haley

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents - Aboard the ship for a short while after a mission.
  • Ascended Fanboy - wanted to be a Kamen Rider all his life.
    • He had his chance to be a REAL Rider too, rather than just a Rider-themed mecha pilot. Although the belt he picked up had it's power exhausted, and he now just keeps it as a momento. Along with the K-Touch.
  • Cluster F-Bomb - default mode of communication for him.
  • Composite Character Expy - Has elements of both Kagami and Tendou in his character.
  • Heroic Safe Mode / Roaring Rampage of Revenge - goes into this after learning his parents were Percolati and watching them die at the same time.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail - the Percolati leader attempts to fool the group into thinking he was MarKus after the spectacular final blow. However, he messed up due to the fact that he was wearing his bandanna on his head and not over his mouth (due to falling ill earlier).
  • Who Are You? - Despite being a Kamen Rider fanboy, he has absolutely no idea who Kamen Rider Amazon is, Gregory having to tell him about the Showa-era Riders.

     Great Paladin Ideigi 
Richard Chevalier

  • Bishōnen
  • Bi the Way - If his actions (albeit whilst drunk) are anything to go by, then Richard sees an appeal in both genders.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman - Has taken up training from Raynor and Jetstream Sam to improve his actual skills as both a pilot and a swordsman.
  • The Engineer
  • Ill Boy - piloting Ideigi and using too much magic causes him physical exhaustion, and he spends a lot of time resting in the infirmary.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!" - turns out he's a big fan of Kouji and the Mazingers.
  • Magic Knight - In combat, this is what Richard and Ideigi serve as, able to dish out spells or just swing a sword to defeat enemies.
  • New Super Power - Sort of. Whilst Richard had been using his spells a while, it wasn't until the Robotech finale that he suddenly became able to pull them out whilst on foot.
  • The Paladin - Ideigi is a Super Robot version of this, complete with a light-based Rocket Punch attack.
  • Power Perversion Potential - Now that he has magic, there's a good deal of it in his Truth's Sight, which acts as functional X-Ray vision. He put it to use on Lowe, and Lily put her hand under a table instead of behind her back when testing him, specifically because of the trope.

     Hammer of Justice X-Buster 

Kanazuki Yuushahiiro

     Hazardous Pursuits 
  • Canon Welding - With Unforseen Circumstances, enough that they've been said to just be two sides of the same canon.

Lynn Idris

  • Character Development - goes from a self-hating wet blanket into a much more confident pilot with an actual backbone capable of blowing holes through a villain's logic.
  • Destined Bystander - was an (offscreen) mechanic onboard the Chalice even before the game started. Does not become relevant to the plot until more than two years into the game.
  • Death Seeker - Wanted to die (or at least thought she did) for seventeen years, and specifically in some way that would not be considered an act of atonement because she felt she didn't deserve that. Ultimately she hops off-board the Chalice and gets herself involved with a hostage situation just so she can die for an incident off-screen. And nearly gets her wish before she realizes that she doesn't want to die.
  • Falling into the Cockpit - Of an old civilian-use machine customized for security duties. Subverted though when Lynn has next to no idea how to pilot the machine at all, having to rely on R instead.
  • Fire-Forged Friends - It took a while, but she and Cora did grow to rely on and help each other.
  • Hero with an F in Good - Is an altruist through and through. Responsible for killing countless innocents before Second Impact simply because she didn't want to believe the technology she was spearheading was fundamentally flawed.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation - Genuinely hated herself for the past seventeen years, and even after realizing her death wish was an empty one she still has a tendency to think very low of herself. Then again, she really did kill a lot of people. She does grow out of this though.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds - She didn't go Woobie until afterwards.
  • My Greatest Failure - Refused to stop the Linker System project purely because she didn't want to believe her creation was fundamentally flawed, since it would mean all the work everyone had done would've been for nothing. As a result, an London suburb, a bunch of her coworkers, and even her fiancee were killed.
    • My Greatest Second Chance - Over the course of her canon, she's managed to become friends with one person who lost a loved one in the Icarus Bombing, is at least on decent terms with another, gained a great deal of confidence and appreciation for being alive, helped thwart multiple acts of terrorism, and dedicated herself to fighting a former coworker.
  • The Dreaded - Has the title "Icarus Bomber", which she is not happy about.
  • The Woobie - But only after the bombing.

R

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot - Subverted. R went against its original purpose, rejecting its identity and everything that went along with it. Still perfectly sane though.
  • Captain Ersatz - Was thought up after the rest of the canon to give Lynn someone to play off of while piloting, as well as create a dynamic similar to Teppei and X, two of the player's characters in the original Unlimited Generation.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing - Which is exactly why R requests to be referred to with genderless pronouns.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner - Holds off on killing Alice juuuuuust long enough to cause her to freak out and try to get her to tell it how it knows certain things. And then...
    R: "You'll never know."
    Squish
  • Replacement Goldfish - Was meant to be a replication of its creator's dead wife. Did not take kindly to having an identity, personality, and opinions forced on it and acted against it after it came to that realization.
  • Shadow Archetype - Alice is one to it, unintentionally. R rejects its original purpose as a robot duplicate, while ALICE embraces it (a little too much, even). R is mentally stable, has friends and even a bit of a social life outside of Lynn's, while Alice's revolves around Caulder. Has another one as well in the form of canon antagonist Typhon.
  • Stone Wall - In terms of hacking ability, R is a break from the usual Hollywood Hacking by being explicitly limited to what a normal human would be able to do. However, because the structure of the AI is so complicated and full of redundancies (just like a human brain), hacking R is virtually impossible.
  • That Man Is Dead - Abandoned its original identity as a replacement Greta Wagner. Being referred to as a woman or -as Alice found out the hard way- specifically "Greta" is a Berserk Button.
  • The Voiceless - Literally. R refuses to give itself a voice since that could be used to assign it and instead relies purely on written text to communicate.
    • Eventually makes an exception for Texotic, since she cannot read.
  • The Unexpected - Nobody was figuring that an extremely advanced AI would be inhabiting a seventeen year old computer that had only just been repaired.
  • You Are Not Alone - Said to help support Lynn when they first meet.
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     In The Footsteps Of Father 
Maddox/Madeleine "Mad" Caine )

  • Berserk Button Messing with Yui is a big one, to the point she smashed Sister Elizabeth's jaw to bits in response for the torture she put Yui through.
  • Break the Haughty - The standard whenever anything happens to Mad, but it goes into overdrive when the Ares Gear is thoroughly wrecked and Mad is forced to turn to other machines if she wants to pilot anything at all.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the mission with Casshern Sins when she finds out that her father was a con-man, not even her real father
  • Broken Tears - Mad devolves into this after learning her Dom Tropen was wrecked.
  • Cluster F-Bomb
  • Earn Your Happy Ending - It took quite a while, but in spite of every ugly turn her life took, but saved her girlfriend from an ugly fate in the Solomon's Heirs finale and the world along with it, finally feeling like she's become the hero she was always trying to be.
  • Embarrassing First Name - Has one in Madeleine, a name she has gone years without using.
  • He-Man Woman Hater - Even though she is one, Mad actually feels uncomfortable knowing that there are tons of women on the ship.
    • Taken Up to Eleven when she promptly freaks out at the sight of Fairy Park.
  • Hidden Depths - Behind all of that bravado is a depressed and desperate girl haunted by both her gender and the fact her father didn't live long enough to see her grow up and become (or at least try to be) a hero in her own right.
  • I Just Want To Be A Hero - Was driven to try to be a great hero like her father, which meant swearing off everything feminine and pretending to be a hyper-macho man.
  • Jerkass
  • My Greatest Failure - Two of her adoptive father's associates made a fool out of her when she confronted them, ending with her Dom Tropen destroyed and infected with the Ruin.
    • My Greatest Second Chance - Armed with a unit of her own design (using components from the spare Zakus and PreDestiny tech), Mad gets her revenge on those two.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown - Mad tears into Hana, pummeling her senseless when she attempts to comfort her after her Dom Tropen is destroyed.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge - Attempted on Gregory. It didn't take, but it did lead to the first onscreen admission by Mad that she was actually a woman.
  • Shout-Out - The Ares Gear's name is inspired by Gears of War. Continuing the tradition, when the mech gets wrecked and Mad is forced to look to other machines to pilot, she ends up settling on a Dom and, deciding it looks too girly, renames it Maria.
  • Sir Swearsalot
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Unskilled, but Strong - the Ares Gear has a lot of raw power, but Mad is barely competent at piloting it.
  • Sweet Tooth - Has a soft spot for ice cream with cherries.
  • Take That! - the character is a parody of stereotypical X-Box Live players, and the Ares Gear takes many aspects of cover-based shooters (context-sensitive buttons/situational attacks, regenerating health, ridiculously slow movement speed) and ramps them Up to Eleven.
  • You Make Me Sick - Mad tells Nanohana this, pointing out that she has everything Mad could ever want and yet she still has her panics and emo spiels.
  • Retcon - Everything that links Mad's background to PreDesu has been retconned. Instead she was a childhood friend of Madoka.

     Ironlock 
Hua Cheng Kwan
  • Butt-Monkey - if someone has to be beat up, has his machine not function against the enemy, etc, you can bet it'll be him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy - Dr. RGNK had been able to brainwash Cheng behind the scenes, using him as a way to learn about the crew of the Chalice.
  • Deal with the Devil - Cheng entered a pact with Maya (see Revolution: Abraxas up above) which resulted in him getting stronger at first, but when the deal was broken due to the latter believing her powers were mishandled, unexpected consequences occured.
  • Face–Heel Turn - Thanks to the aforementioned brainwashing, Lans ends up setting Cheng against the crew. Cheng isn't happy when he finds out later.
  • Fan Nickname - Chinese Russel.
  • Intergenerational Friendship - Ends up developing one with Julia, on account of all the times they've helped each other through funks.
  • Iron Woobie - his life as a State of Gucun soldier sucked, being full of Training from Hell and superiors believing We Have Reserves. Yet, he soldiers on.
  • It's Personal - after being Brainwashed and Crazy, he vows to get revenge on the man who had done so. He gets it.
  • Midseason Upgrade - The twofold upgrade mentioned above. The Jotunn remedies the Behemoth's failings by removing obstructive armor while keeping all its guns. The upcoming Meta Mecha Ymir expands on its pre-existing strengths.
  • More Dakka - his unit, the Behemoth, has a LOT of guns.
    • The Ymir takes this one even further, to the point its write-up lists its weapons by limb.
  • Repressed Memories / My Greatest Failure: Cheng thought he had rescued his family and other survivors that fateful day. However, it turns out that it never happened - he was the only survivor and everyone else had died. He doesn't take it too well.
  • Theme Naming - The Jotunn got its name because of the fact that Ymir was the creator of the Frost Giants in Norse Mythology.

     Ironlock Solid 
  • Sequel: A continuation of the original Ironlock story.
  • The Remnant: The main villain of this canon, a faction of Gucun military that wants the State to return to its old ways. With force.
  • Throw It In!: The canon's title was unofficial at first, as a joke reference to a certain game series. But nobody had a better idea, so it stuck.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: A time distillation bomb causes Gucun to suddenly go seven years into the future in the span of less than a month.

Hua Cheng Kwan

Devon "Yun Li" Kwan

     Das Leiden 
  • Body Horror - The Infected enemies from this canon are best described as the Thing that takes over mecha and their pilots alike.

Luger Amwolf

Elena Ivanov

     Lost in the Snow 
Vlaska
  • Cool Cat - A cat super-soldier mecha pilot.
  • Cute Kitten - Despite being a grown-up cat, evokes the reaction in many characters and their players alike.
  • Odd Friendship - With Samus Aran. A cat and a culturally alien bird woman.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body - In spite of having human-level intelligence, Vlaska still is just as prone as ever to feline indulgances like pawing at netting.
  • Translator Microbes - Vlaska's collar has a built-in device that translates his non-verbal communication and cat noises into human language. Its vocabulary is limited, especially for English and not Russian.

     Metal Knight Paragon 
  • Noble Demon - the Shadow Knights skirt this trope, being bitter and hateful yet also possessing their own sense of honor.

Raynor Joz

     Project Pre Destiny: The Rainbow Jewel of Hope 

  • Canon Discontinuity: Explicitly stated regarding the events in the canon's finale. More broadly, after the canon ended and its characters left, the playerbase's general sentiment is that the canon never happened. The mods agree.

  • Artificial Intelligence: CHYPrE and COFFRET, Nanohana and Eri's companions. COFFRET made mention of another AI, COLOGNE, hinting that they're not the only ones.
  • Foreshadowing: During the Idolmaster: Xenoglossia/PreDesu mission, New Fusion hint that there's something more to the Endless Desu machines than what they're using. Hana ends up confusing it as thinking about the battle in Fairy Park.
  • Motion Capture Mecha - The Desu units are like this. And just like the Mobile Fighters, things that hurt the units feedback on them.
  • Caped Mecha - The Desu Tsubomi and Erika are outfitted with "Desu Wings", energy capes that allow flight in atmosphere and space.
  • Expy: Project PreDestiny is pretty much Heartcatch Pretty Cure with GIANT ROBOTS!
  • Magitek: The PreDesu units are powered by the Rainbow Jewel, allowing them to perform all of their attacks and utilize their AI.
  • Palette Swap: The only difference between Nanohana, Eri, Sora and their source material is different hair.
    • Averted with Seiren, who retains her normal hair color.
    • Verbal Tic: CHYPrE and COFFRET carry the same "-desu" tic their counterparts do. HUMMY apparently doesn't have one and POTPOURRI hasn't actually spoken yet.
  • Ass Kicks You - The girls tend to use the "PreDesu Butt Punch" from time to time. It doesn't work at times.
  • Not Himself - During the log connected to "World Without Lies", Eri starts showing signs of being Yandere while it seems that Seiren might actually have two personalities...
  • Sealed Evil in a Can - During a second trip to Fairy Park, Professor Himesaki revealed to Hana that the Endless Machines were powered by a portion of DUNE's power and hoped the Endless' previous pilots' rampage was a one-off deal.
  • Designated Hero - Invoked In-Game by Mad. Her jumbled and confused memories has her believing that the PreDesu are actually uncaring murderers who are all out to kill her.

Nanohana "Hana" Himesaki

  • Aesop Amnesia - After finally managing to get her act together and shed her unintentionally Jerkass tendencies, Hana begins to slip back into them following the defeat of DUNE. When she's called out on things though, she does start to realize that something is wrong though.
  • Beware the Nice Ones - Shy and introverted to a fault, the girl has some really repressed anger issues, as Sora found out.
  • Break the Cutie - After Mad's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, Hana's left a shaken, sobbing wreck, frightened out of her wits over it and scared Mad's going to come back to finish the job.
  • Close-Call Haircut - Hana gets her long locks lopped off by a Stalker, freaking her out realizing that she nearly got beheaded.
  • Downtime Downgrade - Hana and Eri have temporarily broken up off-screen when they were trying to get their heads back on straight. Though, due to the fact Hana keeps hanging on to Eri, it's obvious this isn't going to last long.
  • Falling into the Cockpit - Unlike Eri, Sora and Seiren, Hana was thrown into the mix of things almost literally the first day.
  • Innocent Flower Girl
  • Iron Woobie - The girl's constantly questioning her own skills, takes a few losses way too hard, locks up a lot of her feelings away to the point of breaking down when things go wrong and has attempted or thought about two of her own 10-Minute Retirement. Instead, she soldiers on because she has Eri waiting for her at the end of every day.
  • Legacy Character - While Hana and Eri are the latest of PreDesu pilots, Hana's grandmother was the first pilot, thus she's taking up the family business, so to speak.
  • Minor Insult Meltdown - Accidentally provoked by Sora after pointing out that she was still weak, Hana's response to a question she was asked was to try to pound Sora's head in. However, it did show Sora that Hana had incredible potential within her.
  • My Greatest Failure - Thanks to Hana's overreacting, she considers not rescuing Imber as this.
    • And now there's the fact that she hid during Adventus' attack on the Chalice, allowing a lot of her close friends to get captured by them.
  • Mythology Gag - Professor Himesaki had mentioned that Hana's parents had the choice of either naming her "Nanohana" or "Tsubomi". They chose Nanohana instead.
  • Older Than They Look - Hana is 18, but looks around 14 at most.
  • Quickly Demoted Leader - for the most part, Hana was the leader of her group. Then Seiren came in and quickly took over.
  • Rousing Speech - Nanohana gives one to rally Milfeulle, Forte, Chrono and Samus Aran to defeat Fusion.
  • The Scrappy - Nanohana has a tendency to grate at nerves of players for various reasons. Nothing has changed, even with the end of the canon.
  • Small Name, Big Ego - Tsukasa calls Hana out on this when he comes to realize that she's been trying to make everything about her.
  • The Chosen One - According to Seiren, the Desu Tsubomi would be the one to destroy DUNE. But, the Desu Tsubomi could only be moved by one - and that one was Nanohana.
    • The Chosen Zero - Despite this, Nanohana isn't the greatest of heroes, quickly questioning and double-guessing herself, going into crying spells and hissy fits and generally being a bit of a brat.
  • Walking the Earth - After a few incidents that's left Hana injured physically and emotionally, Dita's taken her and Sora for a little walk... around China.
  • What the Hell, Hero? - Alexei snaps at Hana after spotting her screwing up again, letting her know to stop treating this as a game or people will die.
    • And newcomer Seiren lets Hana have it after finding out she ran and hid while Eri and Sora were defending the ship against Lucas' Automatons.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy - Thanks to her sheltered lifestyle, she holds on to the belief that things will be okay and she can save everything. Y'know, Magical Girl Tropes. Too bad she's living in a post-apocalyptic world where Festum and Invaders are waiting to slaughter everyone. She's given a major wake up call thanks to Seiren and Kei.

Eri Kurumu

  • Close-Call Haircut - Before Eri returned to the Chalice, an encounter with Seiren left her locks a lot shorter than usual.
  • Crazy-Prepared - To levels bordering on OCD, complete with explosive candy and even hiding a razor wire inside a false scar on her back.
  • Deus Exit Machina - Eri tries to pull this off towards Hana and let her be a hero without any real help. However, a few people have told her to stop pussyfooting and just let loose.
  • Genki Girl - And how! However, recent events are showing that this is more and more of a disguise...
  • Last Stand - ends up defending the captain of the Chalice against Lucas' robotic mooks before falling and getting captured.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! / Motivational Kiss - When Hana attempts to quit the PreDesus after reuniting with Eri, Eri responds by slapping her across the face, reassuring her that she wouldn't want any other partner but her, then gives her one long kiss.
  • Missed the Call - Eri was busy trying to find DUNE when the other PreDesu were called in to aid in the defense of Earth when the Invaders made their last attack. Eri isn't happy at the usage of resources to do so.
  • Older Than They Look - she's 24, looks around 14 at most but tells everyone she's 18. She has a good reason for that, though...
  • Put on a Bus - she leaves around on Christmas Day to take over Project PreDestiny
    • Bus Came Back - comes back a month and a half later with DUNE's location.
  • Stepford Smiler / Broken Ace - Turns out Eri was a pilot before her time with Hana. Something happened that rendered her original machine inoperable and has hurt her dearly.
  • Scars Are Forever - Eri ends up showing Alexi a number of burn and shrapnel scars across her back and body from aforementioned hidden incident.
    • That reason has now been revealed - a Desu pilot, a third Kurumu sister, inflicted the injury on Eri when she was younger. When Charlotte asks why she doesn't tell Hana this, Eri mentions she doesn't want Hana to worry over it.

Sora Myoudouin (also known as Lira Roliaron)

  • Big Eater
  • Canon Immigrant - In a sense. Sora's an Irgelion, from the Astral Frontier canon.
  • Human Alien
  • My Greatest Failure - Despite being there to fight Lucas head on, Sora's unable to rescue Fate when she's captured and be there when Eri's captured, too.
  • Missed the Call - It turns out that Sora was at Fairy Park when Sasodina, Cobra and Kumojack attacked along with Ridley. She couldn't sortie, though, because of problems with her machine and Irgelion reflexes.
  • Only Sane Man - Her teammates include a girl with repressed anger issues and a girl who's body is stuck younger than she should be and is has problems of her own.
  • Remember the New Guy? - Played straight with Eri, as she had trained with her prior to the canon's start. Averted with Nanohana, who has no idea who she is.
  • Retirony - After Eri leaves, Sora reassures Hana in that they'll both be able to live out life the way they want to after they're done fighting. Next mission after that, she nearly gets nuked thanks to trying to Shine Spark a AC with Kojima Particles coming out the wazoo.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser - In the past, she was like this. Werter makes the mistake of thinking she was still like this, but Sora corrects him.

Momo Kurumu (formerly known as Seiren Kurokawa)

Tropes as Seiren

Tropes as Momo

  • Mark of Shame: Momo's right eye is now a sickly yellow instead of her normal blue.
  • My Greatest Failure: When they were younger, Momo attempted to stop Eri from joining a dangerous mission. When they got to arguing, Momo slapped Eri, causing the girl to tell her that she hated her. Momo's attempts fell on deaf ears, allowing Graf to take hold of Momo and tempt her with power. As Seiren, she ended up nearly killing Eri.

Katsumi Tsukikage

  • The Ace - Even moreso than Seiren - she's a legend amongst the Pre Desu pilots.
  • Brought Down to Badass - She pilots the powerful Desu Tsukikage, but having it wrecked prior to her arrival in her introduction mission, she has to pilot the much more weaker Desu Yuri.
  • Fan Nickname - "Magical Girl Iron Man", due to the fact that her transformed state is the only thing letting her live.
  • Handicapped Badass - Katsumi's unable to pull out of her transformed state or risk dying.
  • Put on a Bus - leaves the Chalice after staying on board for a few months.

     Solomon's Heirs 
Yui Sendou

Jukai Tokura

Seymour Katsuragi

     Scales of Balance 

Werter Wolf

Herb Montgomery

Flynn O'Shea

  • Evil Luddite - At first.
  • Harmony Versus Discipline - Both sides of the trope, just at different times. As an enemy, he's able to move and act in harmony with his Elemental. After his Heel–Face Turn, however, he instead has to actively exert his will and control his new elemental Mayim.
  • Heel–Face Turn - Captured underaged cultist of Baphomet who (very slowly) warms up to the White Chalice and its crew.
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy
  • Making a Splash - instead of a giant robot, he uses a water elemental.
    • An Ice Person - after getting better control over his powers he can do that too.
  • Nature Hero - Though the "hero" part is debatable.
  • Put on a Bus - because of the player leaving the game.
  • Self-Made Orphan - he's forced to kill his parents in battle after they disown him for straying from Baphomet's teachings.

Michelle Fournier

     Still Not Safe 

Devon

  • Combat Pragmatist - Both when fighting on-foot and against mecha sized opponents.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen - went through this during her time on the L-Boat to the point of nearly being a Noble Jerkass.
  • Discard and Draw - Following the canon finale, Devon's powers changed significantly, with her gaining some new abilities while losing others like being able to Shift.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Henshin Hero
  • Heroic Sacrifice - She and Laura end up bonding with an actual SE to stop others from appearing and get the others back home.
  • Ineffectual Loner - She is aware of this trope and does her best to fight off the ineffectual part. The loner part fits like a glove.
  • Jerkass - Quite intentionally too.
  • Kiss-Kiss-Slap - When Devon finally returns, she proceeds to head for Cheng's room. When he goes to hold her, she beats the shit out of him for losing faith in her safety.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! - At one point, Devon's desire to one-up Samus leads to her throwing an Id Beast at a Metroid in the hopes they would kill each other. The Metroid simply ate it, took on vampiric qualities, and became promoted to a literal Boss in Mook's Clothing for the mission, with Devon very sheepishly trying to avoid the subject afterwards.
  • Only One Name - At least until before her marriage. Following it, at least in the mission write-ups she's listed as Devon Kwan.
  • Rebellious Spirit - Often breaks the rules just because they're there. Which more than once put her in trouble.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely - usually wears really old and tattered jeans and a t-shirt, and pays zero attention to her appearance. And yet she looks great in a wedding dress.
  • The Übermensch - fascinated by ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche. The original version, not the Flanderization propagated by some people.
  • Unknown Rival - very jealous of Samus Aran, due to the latter being extremely capable and independent physically, with absolute control over emotions and an iron will - qualities that Devon lacks but desires. Samus does not notice nor care much.
    • No longer unknown, as Devon decided to tell Samus of her desire to surpass her. Samus seems to still not care.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal - While Cheng suffers from a massive Heroic BSoD, Devon approaches him and flat out tells him "Marry me.". It snaps him out of the effect and he does accept. And when Devon tells everyone, they're in a LOT of shock.
  • Wham Line - Becoming a master of this, first when she proposed to Cheng, and again when she announced she was pregnant.

Frank Symes

Laura Ericks

  • The Chick
  • Canon Emigrant - Along with Mad and Kei, she was part of the Shin Dragon team during the Getter Robo finale. During the RP's finale, she similarly pilots Hien when the team's reunited.
  • Convenient Coma - Justified, since both the "falling into" and "waking up from" parts were caused by supernatural circumstances involving her own powers. And Dantoinne's machinations in latter's case.
  • Discard and Draw - Like Devon, Laura's powers radically changed after her canon finale, which helped her offensive powers be less impractical.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave - She woke up from a 3 year coma only to discover that her whole team died in the meantime. Except Devon.
  • Henshin Hero
  • Lipstick Lesbian
  • Reality Warper - Her powers are a very limited form of this.
  • Superhero Packing Heat - her offensive abilities are limited and impractical. Solution? Carry an assault rifle and use her powers to enhance the shots' effectiveness.
  • The Mole - Sadly, she had no idea she was like this and when it's revealed she takes rather harshly.

     They Came From The Skies 
  • Always Chaotic Evil - the Over Being are murderous aliens who kill other creatures as a game. There are only two exceptions...
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With - the Over Being are Energy Beings, but put themselves into articially-made human bodies while on Earth.
  • Starfish Language - the aliens' native language cannot be pronounced by humans. They chose to use Aztec names while on Earth because the language sounds exotic and intimidating to most humans.

Coztic

Texotic

     Unbirthday 

Caulder Lockheed, Jr.

  • Adorkable
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He doesn't want to give up on ALICE, pretty much the only friend he had growing up, believing there has to be a way to 'fix' her rather than simply delete her entirely. This just makes things worse though, since some lines of dialogue he's made ultimately show he still sees her as a belonging.
  • Break the Cutie: What happened when Caulder saw his father's dead body in the CEO's office. Considering the fact that he also saw the carnage of IDS employees' Swiss-cheese-like bodies on the way there and thought he was about to die himself... yeah, he's pretty traumatized after the first mission.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: His mother died shortly after he was born, and ALICE murdered his father. As their only heir and next of kin, that technically makes him the new chairman and majority stockholder of IDS, even if it's really just in title only until he can complete his education.
  • Daddy Issues: Lead to ALICE's creation. Also why she's such a psycho.
  • Extreme Doormat: Has been accused of being this, due to him trying to excuse ALICE's actions during Pandora's Box. Others believe he was just in denial.
  • Fiction 500: Definitely one of the wealthier characters on the White Chalice, though he lacks many of the other qualities of this trope.
  • Friendless Background: Until he found 'Allie...'
  • Hates Being Touched: Flailed repeatedly after being picked up by Cora, and earlier, by Laura during his debut mission.
  • Horrible Judge of Character
  • Improbable Age: Averted. He may have inherited more money than just about anyone reading this page will ever see in their lifetime, but he won't be allowed to make any major decisions for the company until he's completed his education, which won't be for quite a few years yet.
  • The Insomniac/The Determinator: Spent almost twenty straight hours trying to work on the Mobile Doll System, to make it more user-friendly for the White Chalice members. Cora pried him away from it and basically forced him to go to bed.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: The White Chalice are probably the only real friends he's ever had. 'Real' being the operative word.
  • Megane
  • Poisonous Friend: Alice is at her worst when things involve him, and she even admits she can't think straight around him.
  • The Rival: Sees himself as this to Gainer and Cynthia when it comes to video games. They're WAY better than he is.
  • Together in Death: Wound up trying to do this after R killed Alice during Unbirthday's finale by infecting himself with the Izanami Virus. Unfortunately, by this point the adaptive capabilities of the virus had been neutralized and he was placed in a treatment chamber shortly thereafter.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Horribly subverted. Just when it looked like it was happening, he was wounded and knocked unconscious.
  • Robosexual: Semi-tsundere about it, though.
  • Useless Protagonist: ALICE does almost all of the work in combat, though she lets him take credit for it. He also didn't do any fighting during his debut mission. ALICE, on the other hand...

ALICE

     Unforseen Circumstances 
  • Canon Welding - As mentioned above, connected very closely to Hazardous Pursuits.

Cora Anderson

  • Action Mom - Deconstructed. Cora had retired from the service but her husband Curtis died in the Icarus Bombing and following that, it was nearly impossible for her to support her child. She only joined the Dullahan unit as part of a deal so that a rich, well-to-do Britannian family would adopt her son.
  • A Mother To Her Men - acknowledged in-universe as her callsign is Ursa.
  • Berserk Button - she is jovial and generally nice... unless Lynn is involved. Though this eventually changed.
  • Character Development - After the battle in Madrid which killed two of her subordinates, she began to stop being so confrontational and antagonistic to Lynn, with the two eventually becoming Fire-Forged Friends.
  • Do with Him as You Will - During a hostage situation, Cora discovers one of the hostages is Lynn, who everyone recognizes as the "Icarus Bomber". She's willing to let the hostage takes go scot-free if they'd kill her.

Isaac Sinclair

Joanne Royston

Dropped canons:

     Revolution: Abraxas 
Maya

     Aethereal Wake 
Vigil

     Armored Core: for Answer 
Alexei Soras

PRIME

     Del Segno al Coda 

     Gundam Ragnarok 
Nadia Cross

Zakaria Sabola

Ilka Viridiana

     Great Mistake 

Lee

     Guitar Robo 

     The Inanity Project 
Andre Viccini

     Insect Gods Underfoot 

  • Bug War: A deliberate inversion of this trope. The 'bugs' are the protagonists and, while not completely morally clean, are less bad than their fascist and colonialist enemies.
  • Light Is Not Good: The Lumignosos, who have a light-based theme and whose name is a pun on the word 'luminous'

Alexi Aracne (Millicenta Phrastli)

  • Bifauxnen: Occasionally dresses this way and keeps her hair in a pageboy. In her line of work it's useful to sometimes be able to pass as male.
  • Dark Action Girl: In color palette only
  • I Have Many Names: As a quasi-spy, it's a given
  • Meaningful Name: From the Greek, means 'protector of spiders'. Probably chosen deliberately for that reason. She'll use other pseudonyms that are variants of this theme on an assignment. Her born name comes from an Edward Gorey story.
  • Rebellious Princess: Although not technically nobility, she started out as these in her childhood to her colonialist father.
  • Voice of the Legion: Speaks this way when she's channeling the desires of the Hive

     In Too Deep! 

Eleanor "Desdemona" Shelby

Lilly Platinum

     Kamen Rider Vita 
Hikari Hoshi

  • A Friend in Need - Done with Maddox 'Mad' Caine. She's the only one who has managed to get through to him.
  • Amnesiac Hero - Recently, it's been brought up that she has trouble remembering what happened during a Trauma-Induced Amnesia, but the events that led up to it haven't been revealed yet.
  • Badass Normal - During the Megamax mission, Hoshi was able to fend off Dustards with a steel pipe.
  • BFS - When she activates her Blitz Charge attack, her sword's length is magnified thanks to an aura.
  • Bokukko - How she introduces herself.
  • Catchphrase - I am the giver of life, the hope to many people... I am Kamen Rider Vita!
  • Cool Big Sis - She's currently shaping up to be one of these.
  • Earn Your Title - Despite this being a Kamen Rider OC and Hoshi being the main hero, she refers to herself as just "Vita", with none of the other Kamen Riders bestowing her the title of "Kamen Rider" just yet.
    • After the Strong Female Characters mission, she has been given the title officially.
  • Genki Girl
  • Henshin Hero - she's a Kamen Rider-in-training.
  • Hot-Blooded - During Only the Good Die Young, she was fed up and went to try to punch a mysterious NPC. She was stopped before her Rider Punch and Kick could connect.
  • I Can Still Fight! - During the mission Only the Good Die Young, she had a cracked rib and still fought against the Wolkenritter to some success.
  • Morph Weapon - Her sword.
  • Playing with Fire - Vita's default element. Recently, she has been shown to wield air and water.
    • Her Flaming Sword is also frequently used, however during Only The Good Die Young, she had to transform her sword into a gun.
  • Scars Are Forever - She's been seen without her long sleeves in a few threads, but doesn't remember where they came from.
  • Tarot Motifs - her powers.
  • Tsundere - She's shown examples of this, but not it in full force.

     Record of the Atlantis War 
  • Animal Motif - the mecha used by Gaederius' forces are all based on sea life.
  • Expy - Not only is Timaues played by AQUAMAN, but his son Gaederius has characteristics similar to Namor.
  • Hidden Elf Village - Atlantis was like this until recently, thanks in no-small-part to Second Impact.

Timaeus III of Atlantis

     Roar that Shaped Fate 
Tatsu
  • Fan Nickname - Charmander, for obvious reasons.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms - A small robotic lizard-like construct, built to have capacity for growth and evolution.
  • Power Copying - A psychological variation. Tatsu began his life as a blank state, but copies personalities of people around him instead.
  • The Speechless
    • Suddenly Voiced - Becomes this after imprinting on Nanohana. This also comes with determining a gender, causing Tatsu to identify with itself as a female and speak in a female voice.
    • Third-Person Person - Refers to herself by name rather than using pronouns.

     Silver Trigger 
Blanc "Shiro" Beauvais

     Strange Loop 
Orlando Desmarais

     Tesseki Garou 
Rosie Li

David

     Wayward Signet: Origins 

Aidan

Atticus Crowley

     World Egg 
Njall, son of Erland

     Zwei Hildebrandsleid 
Roger N. Hammerstein
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