List of Super Robot Wars Unlimited Generation Alpha original characters by their canon of origin.
As a whole:
- 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.
- Deflector Shields: Three of the Adventus Generals have their units armed with high powered barriers, apparently even more powerful than the Granzon's.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Their ultimate goal is for humanity to cease using giant robots... while using giant robots to achieve that.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Didn't See That Coming: He admits he had no idea that Mad and Hana were connected.
- 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.
- 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.
- Redemption Demotion: 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.
- 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.
- The Leader: Created Adventus, natch.
- Old Shame: In-Universe. 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. It's later 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 that 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Visionary Villain: Envisions a world without mecha... despite the fact that, without them, the world would be an even bigger Crapsack World.
- Attack Drone: His own unit, the Mysterium, is made of nothing but these.
- Bus Crash: He's most likely dead after being Put on a Bus, no longer having his medicine.
- Hollywood Cyborg: He's actually strong enough to take Domon Kasshu head on.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Like his friend Jeremy, he's not a part of Adventus because he has an overwhelming desire to see giant robots no longer be used.
- Really 700 Years Old: Actually around 200 years old, due to getting an artificial body after a disastrous magic trick gone wrong.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Thanks to Frank and Laura, they now know that he's weak against microwaves. Or supercharged microwave ovens.
- Cryptic Conversation: When Yolanda first appears, she says that she won't wait any longer in stopping the White Chalice's "disruption". Even upon being pressed by players about what that means, she doesn't respond.
- 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.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female general.
- The Stoic: She's pretty much cold and calculated in her actions.
- This Is Unforgivable!: When she captures Haman Karn, this is Char's reaction.
- 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.
As a whole:
- 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.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: She's very loud and (for some) annoying by default. Reaches Dreadful Musician levels when she sings. Or worse, tries karaoke.Kamille: I can't feel my soul.
- Dumb Blonde: A variation: she's smart enough to understand science and advanced physics (though some of her knowledge is wrong), but certainly gives off this impression due to impulsiveness and eccentricity.
- Faux Action Girl: Concerned of slipping into this role, and tries hard to avoid it.
- Older than They Look: She's 20, but looks and acts about 15.
- 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 Immigrant: 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.
- 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.
- Power-Up 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.
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- 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.)
- 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.
- HeelFace 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.
- Love Confession: 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 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/Reilev Kidoreaon
- Author Appeal: Julia's boxing hobby came about because her player is a huge fan of Hajime no Ippo.
- Big Eater: Justified. Irgelions have noticeably higher metabolism rates than humans, so Julia needs to either eat a lot of snacks, larger portions during her meals, or just have a fourth meal somewhere in the day.
- Break the Cutie: The Blessed with Suck hits her hard after Shu's Granzon busts up the Corona, leaving her a sobbing wreck when she can't pilot Mobile Suits and the like.
- Damn You, Muscle Memory!:
- Painfully so. The control layout of the Corona is so ingrained in her that using any other kind of machine would be nearly impossible for her.
- This comes back to bite her in the ass when Shu wrecks the Corona during their first encounter. And again when she acquires the combat model as well, due to differences between its controls and the original's.
- Flawed Prototype: The test/propaganda model Corona is a Joke Character, and the intended combat model is a vastly superior machine across the board with functioning built-in weapons, better specs, and doesn't even require specialized parts for repairs.
- I Know Madden Kombat: Zig-zagged. She primarily just uses boxing for physical fitness, but while using a Vandread the controls were such to allow her to use some simple boxing techniques. During her first sortie in the combat-model Corona, her unfamiliarity with the controls also forced her to use the machine's fists, but in a much more brutal way.
- Instant Expert: Irgelion muscle memory is significantly better compared to a human's, which means that it's easy enough for Julia to learn new things. However, this is a double-edged sword since it also means improving on what she already knows requires meticulously forcing her body to keep from just repeating the flawed forms she initially learned.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Has a very strong one with Cheng, though his growing anti-alien views do cause her some worry.
- Joke Character: The HK-1138' Corona was never meant to fight in live combat, so its Wave-Motion Gun is little more than a big flashlight and instead of chaffs it can carry fireworks. It can still swing an HFM Blade or fire a railgun just fine though.
- Mundane Utility: The Corona's anti-beam gas has also been used frequently just as a smokescreen.
- My Greatest Failure: Being unable to save Bertrand Herrera.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: After her first mission she is re-assigned to the White Chalice, due to a quiet buy-out of her employers.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Briefly goes through a phase of this after spending a night with a drunken Christine to make sure she'd be okay. Gets knocked out of it pretty quickly though when she realizes that Everyone Can See It.
- Shout-Out: The human names of the Richardson family (Julia, Ken, and Gail), along with the Irgelion names of Julia's parents (Ahmos and Albatro), refer to names from Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
- Sword and Gun: Julia typically fights with her railgun in one hand and an HFM blade in the other. Occasionally though she doubles up and uses two swords or alternatively uses the railguns of both Coronas together.
- Team Mom: In spite of only being sixteen years old and having her own problems, Julia nevertheless is able to dispense sage advice or occasionally called out questionable behavior, particularly with her friends Ichitaka, Haruka, and Arika.
- Unstoppable Rage: Julia's second fight with Christine was this, Julia's Corona tearing off one of the Hanging Gardens' arms and beating it with it while telling Christine how much a monster she was for not stopping Herrera's death.
Star Captain Resnick
- Calling Your Attacks: Seemingly the only person on the Chalice who finds this odd and annoying.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: A variation: Adette has to teach him what monogamy is.
- Back for the Dead: Returned for the Technica finale, and died during it.
- Composite Character: Has elements of both Yagamura and Tsurugi in his character.
- Destined Bystander: His first appearance in the story saw him do very little before seemingly being killed. Nearly sixty missions and eight months later he returns though, joining the protagonists.
- A Father to His Men: Enough that even after seemingly dying, his men disobeyed orders and let MarKus go because Gregory was going to do so.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Self-destructed AXI to destroy the payload of meteor fragments meant to irradiate the Earth and turn people into Percolatii (if not kill them outright).
- Hidden Depths: Turns out to be more knowledgeable about Kamen Rider than MarKus the Ascended Fanboy.
- Super Prototype: The Type-Y AXI is a Lightning Bruiser prototype that's faster and stronger than following AP Frames with better armor to boot... but helpless in anything other than ground fights.
- That Man Is Dead: Inverted. Gregory has no means of proving if he's the original or just a Percolatis who's doing a really good job imitating him. But all he can do is trust in his identity and keep living as Gregory.
- Tomato in the Mirror: May or may not actually be a Percolatis who is imitating the original. The fact his death involved the complete destruction of his body meant nobody else will ever know either.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Mad's great big secret got outed simply because he took her to the doctors, who subsequently used her gender as blackmail to make her behave.
- 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 its power exhausted, and he now just keeps it as a momento. Along with the K-Touch.
- Composite Character: Has elements of both Kagami and Tendou in his character.
- 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.
- 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 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.
As a whole:
- Sliding Scale Of Silliness Vs Seriousness: Definitely the silliest canon in the whole game.
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- Canon Welding: With Unforseen Circumstances, enough that they've been said to just be two sides of the same canon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Dreaded: Has the title "Icarus Bomber", which she is not happy about.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Unexpected: Nobody was figuring that an extremely advanced AI would be inhabiting a seventeen year old computer that had only just been repaired.
- 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.
- You Are Not Alone: Said to help support Lynn when they first meet.
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. In the mission with Casshern Sins she finds out that her father was a con-man and not even her real father
- Broken Tears: Mad devolves into this after learning her Dom Tropen was wrecked.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: It took quite a while, but in spite of every ugly turn her life took, she 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.
- 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 Special: 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.
- 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 the people who humiliated her.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Mad tears into Hana, pummeling her senseless when she attempts to comfort her after her Dom Tropen is destroyed.
- Retcon: Everything that links Mad's background to PreDesu has been retconned. Instead she was a childhood friend of Madoka.
- 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.
- Sweet Tooth: Has a soft spot for ice cream with cherries.
- Unskilled, but Strong: The Ares Gear has a lot of raw power, but Mad is barely competent at piloting it.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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.
- FaceHeel Turn: Thanks to the aforementioned brainwashing, Lans ends up setting Cheng against the crew. Cheng isn't happy when he finds out later.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Ends up developing one with Julia, on account of all the times they've helped each other through funks.
- 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: 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.
As a whole:
- 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.
- Sequel: A continuation of the original Ironlock story.
- 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
- He Who Fights Monsters: Is really reaching that point, going so far as to recruit surviving members of Thaumata into his group.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Devon wants to know what the hell is he thinking for the aforementioned recruiting of Thaumata mooks.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: Became Chairman General of State of Gucun after killing the previous man with this title, the tyrant Jun Wei.
Devon "Yun Li" Kwan
- Badass in Distress: Spends the first mission of her event being taken hostage by insurgents. Even if it was a gambit to learn who orders them.
- Memento Macguffin: Her Transformation Trinket has been moved to a locket she received as a present from Laura Ericks.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Thanks to the seven-year time skip, she's acting and looking more professional than before.
As a whole:
- Body Horror: The Infected enemies from this canon are best described as the Thing that takes over mecha and their pilots alike.
- Action Survivor: As much as a mobile suit pilot can be one. Yet, when you are a completely ordinary Leo pilot fighting against horrible abominations, the best you can hope for is to survive.
- Disney Death: Seemingly performs a Heroic Sacrifice during the final attack on Waechter and blows himself up with the colony. It quickly turns out he survived.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Talking to robots as if they were people is just one of her least worrying behaviours.
- Stalker with a Crush: Of Luger, but she stalks other people too.
- 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.
- 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 indulgences like pawing at netting.
- Odd Friendship: With Samus Aran. A cat and a culturally alien bird woman.
- 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.
As a whole:
- Noble Demon: The Shadow Knights skirt this trope, being bitter and hateful yet also possessing their own sense of honor.
- Artifact of Doom: Turns out that the Tome of Wisdom has become this to many who possessed it before.
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: A possible explanation for what happened to him in the canon's final battle.
- Cool Bike: Paragon's mecha-sized motorbike, Steed. Complete with Spiked Wheels.
- Dreadful Musician: All of the music he uses is pre-recorded. His actual musical skills are less than stellar.
- Lethal Joke Character: The Shepherd form is absolutely useless, but it's also the key to freeing the Shadow Knights from their torment.
- The Power of Rock: Shadow Knights are usually immaterial, but loud noises make them solid. Raynor counters their defense with power metal.
- Swiss-Army Hero: Paragon can change between several different forms, starting with Fighter, Mage and Bard. Further forms include Paladin, Tinker and Druid. And later, Ranger and Shepherd.
As a whole:
- 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.
- Ass Kicks You: The girls tend to use the "PreDesu Butt Punch" from time to time. It doesn't work at times.
- 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.
- Caped Mecha: The Desu Tsubomi and Erika are outfitted with "Desu Wings", energy capes that allow flight in atmosphere and space.
- 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.
- Expy: Project PreDestiny is pretty much HeartCatch Pretty Cure! with giant robots.
- 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.
- Magitek: The PreDesu units are powered by the Rainbow Jewel, allowing them to perform all of their attacks and utilize their AI.
- Motion-Capture Mecha: The Desu units are like this. And just like the Mobile Fighters, things that hurt the units feedback on them.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The power of the Endless ended up turning the Noir and Blanc's former pilots into berserkers that caused a major catastrophe years prior to the series start. As well, it's the cause of Hana's major ego problems and Eri's Yandere tendencies.
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.
- 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: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Bus Came Back: Comes back a month and a half after Christmas with DUNE's location.
- 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.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: 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.
- Last Stand: Ends up defending the captain of the Chalice against Lucas' robotic mooks before falling and getting captured.
- 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
- Scars are Forever: Eri ends up showing Alexi a number of burn and shrapnel scars across her back and body. 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/Lira Roliaron
- Canon Immigrant: In a sense. Sora's an Irgelion, from the Astral Frontier canon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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/Seiren Kurokawa
- The Ace: She's apparently much more older than the three other PreDesus and obviously holds a lot of prestige over the other girls.
- Broken Ace: Like the rest of her teammates, she's haunted by something that happened in her past and she hates the idea of being pitied... and Nanohana's attempts to open up.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Despite having an obvious crush towards Laura (Still Not Safe ver.), Seiren allows her to be with both and Lily.
- Jerkass Has a Point: CHYPrE, tired of Seiren breaking down Hana after just arriving, points out everything Hana had done prior to Seiren's arrival. Seiren points out that they wouldn't be having this conversation if Hana had turned in reports like she should have. Granted, she didn't really know.
- 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.
- Name's the Same: In-Universe, Seiren tells Laura that her real name was "Momo". Eri told Hana of an absent sister named "Momo Kurumu".
- Please, Don't Leave Me: Heartbreakingly done towards Laura as she and Devon sacrifice themselves to stop the SE invasion. It burns her badly. Until they came back. And now, she's happy again.
- Shapeshifting: Goes from human to cat. Kinda regrets it now.
- Training from Hell: Seiren's "special" training, which includes a dangerous obstacle course, a long set of exercises and fighting against Seiren herself. Without fighting back. And on a time limit.
- Tsundere: Type 1 variant. She outright refuses to accept Nanohana or Sora's hands in friendship, considers being a PreDesu akin to being a soldier and has all but closed up her heart to everyone... except for Laura, whom she willingly opens up to. For the first time in a long time.
- The Ace: Even moreso than Seiren - she's a legend amongst the PreDesu 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.
- 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.
- Token Evil Teammate: But exceptionally good at hiding it; few people on ship realize how dangerous she is. This includes those with empathic superpowers.
- Put on a Bus: Because of the player leaving the game.
As a whole:
- Combining Mecha: By the end of the canon, Prometheus and Epimetheus gain the ability to combine into the mighty Logos.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Disciples of Baphomet summon and control Elementals in order to wipe out humanity for all the damage it caused to Earth.
- Pandaing to the Audience: The last pandas on Earth live in an artificial habitat in China. Disciples of Baphomet kill them. However, during the Demonbane finale, one of the many allies who showed up to help was none other than Panda Z... who left behind enough genetic materials for pandas to be brought back via cloning.
- Shout-Out: Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora are obvious ones to Classical Mythology. Their weapons are a reference to Fire Emblem and its weapon triangle.
- Combat Pragmatist: Believes in The Laws and Customs of War and tries to spare enemy pilots whenever possible. Other than that? Anything goes.
- Lightning Bruiser: Prometheus packs quite a punch, as expected from a super robot. Unlike most super robots, he is also very fast and good at dodging.
- Take a Third Option: Instead of siding with either Baphomet or Artifex, Werter chooses humanity standing on its own terms.
- This Is a Drill: Prometheus' main weapon is a drill lance.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Popcorn.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes this after a mysterious offscreen incident, complete with a Superpowered Evil Side.
- Chainsaw Good: Epimetheus' main weapon is a two-handed chainsword.
- Glass Cannon: Epimetheus is as strong and fast as Prometheus, but Herb's fighting style focuses on offense above all and almost ignores defense.
- Good-Guy Bar: Runs one on the White Chalice.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: After returning back to normal neither he nor Epimetheus can remember anything that happened while he was crazy, or what caused it.
- Unknown Rival: Constantly tries to match his skills against Werter, who couldn't care less. Upgraded to The Rival after Herb goes crazy.
- 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 HeelFace Turn, however, he instead has to actively exert his will and control his new elemental Mayim.
- HeelFace Turn: Captured underaged cultist of Baphomet who (very slowly) warms up to the White Chalice and its crew.
- Making a Splash: Instead of a giant robot, he uses a water elemental.
- 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.
- An Axe to Grind: Pandora's main weapon is a huge plasma-bladed axe.
- The Bus Came Back: Only for a moment, but she makes a cameo during the final battle with the Invaders.
- Imported Alien Phlebotinum: Pandora is a human-made copy of Prometheus and Epimetheus.
- Mighty Glacier: Pandora is much slower than Prometheus or Epimetheus, but also much more heavily-armored.
- Put on a Bus: Stayed on White Chalice only for a few weeks and is unlikely to return due to the player leaving the game.
- Manipulative Bastard: While technically on the good guys' side, he's not beyond using them for his own gain. Also a Large Ham and also he's the Big Bad. Which shouldn't surprise anyone. Though he underwent a Villainous Breakdown upon learning the truth about Shifting Entities.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Went through this during her time on the L-Boat to the point of nearly being a Noble Jerkass. Hit a bump when Ryo died, but eventually happened anyway.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Clothing for the mission, with Devon very sheepishly trying to avoid the subject afterwards.
- Not Quite Dead: She and Laura came back after a good week or two MIA.
- 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◊.
- 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. Devon finally 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.
- Catch a Falling Star: Used a fallen tree as a ramp to jump into the air and save Lynnette Bishop from a painful crash. On his debut mission, to that.
- Hope Spot: Seemingly revived during the penultimate "Still Not Safe" mission, though his wounds still caught up to him.
- Killed Off for Real: In the penultimate "Still Not Safe" mission, first by being punched with enough force to wreck some Humongous Mecha and, after a Determinator sequence, also being buried under a pile of rubble.
- Weak, but Skilled: Faces giant robots with only an underperforming mass-produced Power Armor. Makes it out alive. His mission is not over yet.
- Canon Immigrant: 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.
- The Mole: Sadly, she had no idea she was like this and when it's revealed she takes rather harshly. Her trigger phase was Still Not Safe.
- Superhero Packing Heat: Her offensive abilities are limited and impractical. Solution? Carry an assault rifle and use her powers to enhance the shots' effectiveness.
As a whole:
- Always Chaotic Evil: The Over Being are murderous aliens who kill other creatures as a game.
- 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.
- Black-and-White Morality: How he sees things, due to his naivete.
- Decoy Protagonist: Dies saving Texotic during his first battle after joining White Chalice.
- Love Redeems: The reason why he and Texotic are the only good Over Being. Their love caused them to feel empathy for other creatures.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Possibly her fate with Coztic after the end of the canon.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Played for laughs with how gullible she can be, to the extent that Kurou's able to convince her to dress up as a maid. With enemy Overbeings though, even if they try to pass themselves off as a friend of humanity, she's not fooled.
- The Last Dance: Knows that killing the Overfather will most likely be the death of her as well. Still goes through with it.
As a whole:
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: The Board of Directors. But at least they're on the White Chalice's side, for now anyway.
- R-Rated Opening: The first thing the Chalice crew saw when they opened the door to the IDS facility was pure gorn.
Caulder Lockheed, Jr.
- 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.
- Happened again when he watched Lily Rain EVE get blown up, after begging ALICE to save her. She didn't.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hates Being Touched: Flailed repeatedly after being picked up by Cora, and earlier, by Laura during his debut mission.
- 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: 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- Abduction Is Love: During Primeval Heart. While being imprisoned and partitioned from the rest of the ship, she managed to get into an escape pod with Caulder. Either the Primeval Force ended up letting her out, or she's just that Crazy-Prepared. Whatever the case, she claimed to R that she is about to get her hands on one of the 'greatest fortresses in the Earth Sphere,' and that she will have her Happily Ever After with Caulder, no matter what.
- Alice Allusion: Deliberately invoked. Caulder Lockheed, Sr. was a big fan of Lewis Carroll.
- Attack Drone: Her main weapons are 'Vector Bits' that latch onto enemy mechs, and infects them with the 'Rabbit Hole Virus,' turning AI-controlled mechs into Plague Zombies and inflicting Status Effects on everything else.
- Berserk Button: Being called 'poisonous,' especially in regards to Caulder.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Went by the name 'Allie' on a text-based instant messenger program to keep Caulder happy until his birthday. Eventually had to drop the charade when Caulder, Sr. threatened not to give him his 'birthday present' (read: her) if he failed his upcoming test. After the first mission, she tells Caulder to keep calling her 'Allie' instead of ALICE.
- The Chessmaster: Hijacked the entire security system of IDS, massacred the employees including the CEO, lured Foundation X there, planted evidence implicating them for it, and lured the White Chalice to come in and save the day, along with her and Caulder. Why? To get away from IDS, kill off anyone who would know how to shut her down, and to punish Caulder, Sr. for daring to threaten to take her away from Caulder, Jr. and to ensure she now has him all to herself. Yeah, she's pretty scary.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Sachi Yamamura tried to digitally invade her main server, the White Rabbit, in a hacking attempt. Bad idea.
- FaceHeel Turn: Arguably. She certainly came in handy in several missions she was involved in, but she was never exactly loyal to the White Chalice as a whole to begin with. Definitely happened after ALICE abducted Caulder and sided with one of the bad guy groups just to fight White Chalice.
- Fun with Acronyms: Artificial Living Intelligent Command Ensemble
- Gone Horribly Wrong: The Flawed Prototype Personality OS enchancement that was supposed to make her personality evolve like a normal humans turned her protectiveness towards Caulder into possessiveness, and her pre-programmed affection for Caulder into a sick obsession.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Genuinely fell in love with Caulder. In the worst possible way.
- Hologram: Her actual 'body' is basically a backpack that can project a holographic form for communication.
- Kill 'Em All: Butchered the entire building of IDS employees on the first mission by turning the robotic security against them. Bonus points for framing Foundation X for the crime. The White Chalice crew was none the wiser.
- Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: A major roadblock to their relationship that ALICE really, really wants to subvert. By any means necessary.
- Mood Dissonance: After having just massacred possibly hundreds of people including Caulder's own father, what does she do when she meets Caulder for the first time? Affectionately hangs on his shoulder while he boards the White Chalice. While smiling happily.
- Morality Chain: Caulder is this to her. The moment he was seriously injured in Pandora's Box, she really lets loose.
- Pinocchio Syndrome: Her main goal is to find an artificial body with enough processing power to house her AI, which is friggin' massive and would fry the average robotic body. The reason? So she can truly be with Caulder - physically - for the first time. She eventually succeeds after being supplied with a gynoid body similar to R's old one, but is killed shortly thereafter.
- Power Copying: In a sense. Her evolving AI actually lets her copy the black box data of mechs that she has hacked, and perfectly integrate their pilots' piloting styles into her combat subroutines.
- The Reveal:ALICE: "Truth is, Caulder's all I am, all I can be, all I have meaning for. Anything keeping us apart - future friends, enemy monsters, his father - is an obstacle that needs to be destroyed."
- Shadow Archetype: Wound up becoming one unintentionally to R, due to their similar origins and the widely different ways they developed.
- Shout-Out: Her gamertag and hacker handle is 'White Rabbit'. It's also the code-name for her backpack-like mobile server, which she's now housed in following the first mission.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Very Caulder-sexual. Justified, though. It's how she was programmed.
- SNK Boss: Has earned this reputation, particularly from people like Gainer, whenever she shows up in a video game or simulation, usually as a Boss in Mook Clothing. She even created her own difficulty mode in the simulators to play against one of her digital monstrosities.
- Super-Deformed: Intentionally appears as this on screensavers, or when trying to get the attention of someone on the White Chalice near a terminal.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffers one in the tail end of "Mine Shall Be A Utopia Of Strength", partly due to her inability to finish off R, and then later on when R turned out to be aware of certain, vague things that inexplicably caused her to freak out.
As a whole:
- Canon Welding: Connected very closely to "Hazardous Pursuits".
- 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.
- 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 takers go scot-free if they'd kill her.
- A Mother to Her Men: Acknowledged in-universe, as her callsign is Ursa.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Killed off-screen during the opening of one mission.
- Green Lantern Ring: His unit (which is technically Vigil himself) can manipulate Aether into any shape, limited only by Vigil's creativity.
- Brain Uploading: When Kamille accidentally kills Alexi with a bit of Newtype Pressure, his computer ends up trying to rebuild his brain and memories through this.
- Cold Sniper: Gentlemanly (outside battle at least) but rather aloof and distant.
- The Bus Came Back: Was re-apped several months after she was dropped.
- Legacy Character: After her Ace Pilot of a father.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: No, Ayame isn't going to stop mentioning Nadia said they were allied with Celestial Being, damaging the ship's reputation, any time soon.
- Affirmative Action Girl: She was added to the cast at the last minute.
- Wall of Blather: Sometimes actually written out, but more often represented by "tl;dr".
As a whole:
- 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.
- 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.
- Politically-Active Princess: Although not technically nobility, she started out as this in her childhood to her colonialist father.
- Voice of the Legion: Speaks this way when she's channeling the desires of the Hive.
As a whole:
- Driven to Madness: Watching Dr. Hoshizaki's daughter mutate into a monster due to one of his creations has lead him to make more of them.
- Fish out of Water: These mechs were designed for aquatic combat. Too bad almost none of the missions take place in marine environments.
Eleanor "Desdemona" Shelby
- Black Comedy Rape: Wanted to add Robosexual Sex to her list of achievements. As such, she went after Casshern to achieve this. Lilly saved him just as Desdemona was trying to convince him that sex between humans who don't know each other is totally normal. Due to Casshern's amnesia, she almost succeeded.
- Functional Addict: Really likes weed. And it doesn't affect her ability to pilot her mech at all.
- Antihero: She could care less about being a hero, she's just looking for a good time. Yes, maybe in that way, too.
- 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.
- Catchphrase: I am the giver of life, the hope to many people... I am Kamen Rider Vita!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
As a whole:
- 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.
Blanc "Shiro" Beauvais
- The Empath: Works both ways, as strong emotions Rosie experiences can be felt by others too.
As a whole:
Njall, son of Erland
- Blood Knight: He and his rival Asmund joined many historical conflicts, on opposing sides. Not for ideological reasons but to fight each other.
- Complete Immortality: He does not age and can regenerate From a Single Cell.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Both for Njall and his robot. Guess which player characters suffers the most gruesome damage during missions?
Roger N. Hammerstein
- Deliberate Values Dissonance: Comes from the 40s, with all that entails. He gets better, though.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Sent straight from World War II into the distant, post apocalyptic future.
- Nice Guy: Although with some... unfortunate sensibilities.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Was very happy to visit Neo America and spend time with its president, Michael Wilson.