List of characters in Terra Formars.
The first expedition send to Mars to study the planet and the state of local flora and fauna. They were all killed by the first Terra Formars they meet, as their firearms were useless against it.
- Badass Normal: The man had no powers whatsoever, yet he still manages to kill a roach with just a sword.
- Doomed by Canon
- The Hero: Although one of the tragic variation.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dies killing the first Terra Formars, but not before sending its head back to Earth, warning them about the cockroaches and allowing humans to develop the BUGS procedure and the M.O Operation.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: and boy does he make the most out of it.
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
One of the members of the Bugs II crew and one of the only two to survive. During Annex I/Bugs III he is revealed to have become the current prime minister of Japan. His insect base is the Sleeping Chironomid.
- The Atoner: Ichiro regrets his actions during the Bugs II mission and tries to make up for it by protecting Akari Hizamaru and Michelle K. Davis during the Annex I mission.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Bit of a subversion considering he becomes the Prime Minister in Annex I though his power isn't very useful combat wise
- The Chessmaster: Deftly manipulates the meeting with the other world powers to his advantage such as to secure the interests of the Annex I team (which countries such as the USA are ready to give up on).
- Complete Immortality: His insect base allows him to survive pretty much anything
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Komachi after escaping the Bugs II mission together and becomes an ally as the Prime Minister
- Guile Hero
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Reading Annex I before Bugs II will let you know he survives
- Lower-Class Lout: Grew up in a poor family with a lot of siblings which is part of why he's so desperate for money and attempts to betray the crew in Bugs II
- Sole Survivor: One of the only two to survive the Bugs II mission
Member of the Bugs II crew and a childhood friend of Komachi.
- Abusive Parents: Was abused by her stepfather. Komachi killed him after finding out and it's part of the reason the two joined the crew
- Missing Mom: She is Akari's biological mother.
- Tragic Dream: Wanted to live a quiet life with his Komachi after finishing the mission in Bugs II. She's the first to be killed off in the arc
Dontello K. Davis
- Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama
The commander of Bugs II and the father of Michelle K. Davis. His insect base is the Bullet Ant.
- Action Dad
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the commander for a reason.
- One-Man Army: Ship gets overrun by roaches and get surrounded to allow time for the crew to escape. So what does he do? Proceeds to man-handle every single roach in the vicinity.
- Super Strength: His Base organism for the bug procedure turns him into a Paraponera clavata and boy do the roaches learn the hard way why they are called the strongest insects.
- Wrestler in All of Us: This guy takes out roaches using everything from an argentina backbracker, lariats, and a GODDAMN powerbomb.
- Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki
The Lieutenant of Bugs II and Second In Command to Commander Donatello K. Davis. Her Insect base was a praying mantis.
- Childhood Friends: With Liu Yiwu.
- Slaying Mantis: Her Base operation lets her turn into one.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Is decapitated with her own arm after a roach tore it off while dodging one her attacks.
- Voiced by: Tomohisa Hashizume
A Thai street kid that joined the BUGS II crew. His insect base is the Desert Locust.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Dies overdosing on the drug, transforming his body into a human-sized desert locust.
- Broken Tears: After overdosing and transforming into a human sized insect, he laments to Komachi that he has nothing to live for and that he must look gross while crying a river of tears.
- Extremity Extremist: Justified Trope as his base operation gave him freakishly powerful legs and is even called a Muay Thai boxer by God Lee
- Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu
- Opportunistic Bastard: Like Ichiro, she tries to betray the team, but unlike Ichiro, who is doing it for the sake of supporting his family, Victoria is solely in it for herself, planning on double-crossing those in charge of hers and Ichiro's secret mission once she gets back to Earth and using her powers over the Terraformars to gain great power.
- The Worf Effect: Her abilities, which include being able to control the roaches with a special type of venom, and being able to hide inside their corpses and basically use them like suits, are perfectly suited to fight the roaches. Unfortunately for her, the roaches are VERY quick to adapt, and she promptly gets both of her legs sliced off by a newborn roach.
- Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda
- Voiced by: Nana Mizuki
- Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (Japanese), Chris Smith (English)
The protagonist of the Bugs II arc and the tritagonist of the Annex I/Bugs III. He's one of two to survive the Bugs II mission and later becomes the leader of the Japanese and American squad for Annex I. His insect base is the Asian Giant Hornet.
- Artificial Zombie: Col. Mai of the Chinese army seizes his body from Mars, infects him with the "zombie" spores, and implants mechanical devices in his brain that makes him completely unable to defy orders from his Chinese superiors.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Comes off as this at times, what with choosing the same 'crying spot' as Sheila and generally goofing around on the trip to Mars. After defeating a powerful Terraformar, he jokes about how one of the attributes of being a hornet is being a badass.
- Came Back Wrong: China stole his body from Mars, reanimated him, and turned him into a cyborg that must obey the orders of the Ubermensch group "We Are The Cosmos."
- Colonel Badass: In Annex I/Bugs II. It's one of the powers of being a Hornet.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Can come off as a bit of a goofball but he's one of the most skilled fighters in the series
- Domestic Abuse: Killed his childhood friend Nanao's stepfather after finding out he was abusing her
- A Father to His Men: Very protective of the members of his squad.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: If you read Annex I before Bugs II you'll know that he survives.
- Manly Tears: He is quite prone to these. One could argue that they are more like Tender Tears as he is usually crying for other people.
- Parental Substitute: Tries to be this for Michelle, in a gloriously awkward but heartwarming fashion, considering she's the daughter of Dontello Davis.
- Poisonous Person: One of his insect base powers.
- Reforged into a Minion: His corpse is taken from Mars by China and turned into a tool for "We Are The Cosmos."
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In the OVA he is overcome by grief and he absolutely destroys any roaches in his way all to avenge his fallen friend Nanao. His rage factor also plays into the second Mars trip when he finds the roach with Nanao's bug DNA.
- Super Strength: His other insect base power.
- Sole Survivor: One of the only two to survive the Bugs II arc.
- That Man Is Dead: In chapter 196, he tells Akari that "Komachi" is dead, and he has to be given permission from his overseers to do so.
- Tragic Dream: Wanted to live a quiet life with his childhood friend Nanao after finishing the mission in Bugs II. She's the first to be killed off in the arc.
- Unstoppable Rage: When Nanao dies he goes completely berserk on every roach. Now with Annex 1 he still holds the same grudge against them and brutally murders the roach that holds Nanao's bug DNA.
Marcos E. Garcia
- Berserker Tears: He has an epic case of them that last through an entire battle as he takes out his grief over Sheila being killed on a bunch of terraformars.
- Cry into Chest: He briefly rests his forehead on Alex's chest while crying after apologizing for not being able to protect Sheila.
- Childhood Friends: With Alex and Sheila.
- Fragile Speedster: Faster than terraformars and quite strong too but lacks stamina.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Alex.
- Unstoppable Rage: After Sheila's death.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: with Alex.
- A Death in the Limelight: Episode 4 focuses heavily on her, after she's killed by a terrorformars.
- Childhood Friends: With Alex and Marcos.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight
- Posthumous Character: Dies early on in Annex I but we see a lot of her afterwards in flashbacks from Alex and Marcos.
- Winged Humanoid: Her white-throated needletail surgery gives her wings.
A Japanese man under the tutelage of the Squad #1 leader Komachi Shokichi from the Annex I project. A former boxing champion who joined the the MARS mission after they fixed his detached retina. His MARS ranking is #8 and his surgery base is the Mantis Peacock Shrimp.
- Adorkable: Like you wouldn't believe.
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses an arm fighting the Dragonfly Terraformar. Still Wins.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Xi Chun-li when fighting the Honeybadger Terraformar.
- Boxing Battler: Remember this guy is the Light-weight boxing champion, Keiji Onizuka.
- Determinator: Absolutely refused to stay down after the Infernalis Terraformar landed powerful blows that would've killed anyone else otherwise. Happens later again when fighting when even after Xi Chun-li injured him signifigantly he not only managed keep getting up but shock and intimidate her and three other Squad 4 members without having to throw a single punch.
- Extremity Extremist: Comes with being a boxer, really.
- Friendless Background: Though he's friendly enough around strangers, he didn't seem to form any friendships while on Earth, and instead mostly spent time taking care of his sick mother. But once he joins the Annex I mission to Mars, he befriends many of the people there due to them recognizing his fame and having lived through a Fire Forged Friendship with them due to the attack from the Terraformars.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Suffered a retinal detachment due to his boxing career. Unfortunately he got conned by someone during the process of finding a treatment, and lost all of his money made as a boxer as a result.
- Healing Factor: Since is surgery type is a crustacean like Sylvester Asimov, he can regrow limbs and bodyparts in a matter of minutes.
- Humble Hero: Next to Adolf Keiji is the most modest and earnest member of the Annex I/BUGS 3 team.
- Irony: His favorite food is sashimi (especially shrimp ) guess what his base is...
- Momma's Boy: Comes home every weekend to visit his sickly mother. At one point she even tells him he should be finding a wife and friends.
- Megaton Punch: What makes him and is surgery base so dangerous. Just ask the Infernalis, Dragonfly, and Honeybadger Terraformars.
- Missing Mom: His mother appeared to be sickly, and passed away sometime between when he was a boxer, and before he was selected for the latest Mars mission.
- On One Condition: Agrees to the U-NASA mission for Mars, on the condition that he can get the powers of a creature with really good eyesight. Michelle, his recruiter, says that he may not be compatible, but fortunately he survives the surgery.
- The Power of Friendship: Though he was famous as a boxer, he seemed to largely come from a Friendless Background. However, when he joins the mission, he's humbled by how excited they are to be friends with him, and this gives him a much needed Heroic Second Wind during one of the fights against the Terraformars.
- Voiced by: Katsui Tara (Japanese), Max Mittelman (English)
Michelle K. Davis
The heroine and deuteragonist of the Annex I/Bugs III arc. Michelle is the daughter of Donatello K. Davis, commanding officer and one of the victims of the BUGS 2 expedition and has the same powers without the Bugs Procedure. Her insect base is the Blast Ant. Leads the American and Japanese no.2 division.
- Action Girl: Most definitive example in a series that's full of them.
- Amazonian Beauty: Michelle hits the weights hard and she has a muscular physique to show for it. It's not certain if the primary cause is the weights or the surgery she went through.
- Badass Abnormal: Even outside of the transformed form, she has the superhuman strength inherited from her father.
- Battle Couple: With Akari in chapter 195, but she's still the one in charge, and she never lets him forget it.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: It's complicated She is often annoyed by Akari's more perverted aspects, but she seems to reciprocate his feelings. Joseph seems to play up the Dogged Nice Guy act, but Michelle seems to want nothing to do with him.
- Big Damn Kiss: In chapter 195, combined with Next Tier Powerup. She kisses Akari right in the middle of battle with a swarm of the Martian cockroaches and acquires Akari's Razor Floss abilities. It's implied that this isn't the first time either.
- Big Eater: In a sketch, she helps herself to someone's dessert when it's apparent they aren't going to return.
- Boobs of Steel: Is an E-cup, and quite possibly the strongest character in terms of raw power.
- Colonel Badass: Practically every scene where she's involved screams Badass.
- Cursed with Awesome: She sees the fact that she inherited her father's powers as this. At age 13, she began showing signs, like manifesting antennae, surviving the "explosion" of an old schoolhouse, and so on.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Mentioned in passing though not fully revealed as of yet.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Mentioned to be this compared to how she used to be prior to the mission, particularly when she reminds her subordinates to not forget that they are human and not above rage, fear, or grief.
- Having a Blast: Her insect ability
- Living MacGuffin: China makes this abundantly clear to her, in the worst possible way.
- My Eyes Are Up Here: It's something of a Running Gag for her to catch one of the males looking at her cleavage and tell them that if she catches them looking lower than her glasses a second time there will be consequences.
- Not So Stoic: She loses her composure when fighting the Bullet Ant Terraformar as it was made from the remains of her father.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Caring and compassionate on one side. Fierce and unforgiving on the other.
- Super Strength: The power that her Bullet Ant base grants her.
- Stoic Spectacles
The protagonist of the Annex I/Bugs III arc. He is the son of a human who underwent the Bugs Procedure and his insect base is the Bagworm Moth. His inherited base is later revealed to be a Mantis.
- Artificial Human: He's eventually revealed to be this.
- Badass Abnormal: Is introduced fighting a bear, unarmed and winning.
- Battle Couple: With Michelle in in chapter 195.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Michelle.
- The Berserker: Can become this under certain conditions.
- Chivalrous Pervert: The "pervert" part is obvious, but he's very protective of the crew's ladies, especially Michelle.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Later revealed to be not so coincidental.
- The Gadfly: Frequently teases the other crew members
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His base is the silk moth. One would think (especially after Akita Nanao's fate in Bugs 2) that this is a useless power, but his silk strands are stronger than steel and incredibly versatile in combat, making him among the most powerful members of Annex 1.
- The Hero
- Hunk: And how!
- Improbable Weapon User: His silk webbing, which he uses in a number of creative ways.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Akari's face is covered in a mix of snot, tears, and saliva when he admits he loved Yuriko after she died. It is definitely not pretty. He can even be heard snorting and sniffling in the anime.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His weapon of choice is a katana sword he can use with incredible skill and strength.
- Epic Flail: Sometimes attaches his silk to rocks and uses them as such.
- Living MacGuffin: China certainly seems to think so. He's actually an "escaped" human test subject, and China is trying to steal him back.
- Loose Lips: Thoughtlessly blabs on Sheila's crush on the Captain to the entire ship.
- Mr. Fanservice: His muscular body is prominently displayed in all its glory. That being said, unlike Joseph, he isn't seen fully shirtless as nearly as often.
- On the other hand, most of the clothes he does wear leave very little to imagination.
- Manly Tears: Akari cries when he finds out his childhood friend, Yuriko, died before he could help her.
- Parental Abandonment: Akari had no knowledge of his parents. His father was never shown, and his mother, Nanao Akita, died on Mars during the Bugs 2 mission.
- Papa Wolf: He's shown to be exceptionally good with children.
- Slaying Mantis: Becomes this in the later chapters of the manga starting at chapter 133.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- Trap Master: His Bagworm Moth base allows him to specialize in making nets
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: In an interesting inversion of the trope it's him on the receiving end of this in the beginning.
- Whip Sword=/=Razor Floss: Combining his moth string with his manta scythes gives him an especially nasty variant.
Alex K. Stewart
- Childhood Friends: With Marcos and Sheila.
- Cry Laughing: Yaeko tries to comfort Alex over Sheila's death and he finds out she is older than him. Alex finds the idea hilarious and starts laughing. He ends up laughing as tears fall from his eyes, showing that he had been Trying Not to Cry the whole time.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Marcos.
- Hunk: He really doesn't break the pattern of Anex I in the slightest.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: His harpy eagle surgery gives him this.
- Mr. Fanservice: Pretty easy on the eyes, isn't he?
- His M.O. Operation in particular excuses him to show of his very well-built upper body.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Justified by his M.O. Operation that granted him the abilities of a harpy eagle, meaning that he uses his upper body for most of his fights. Thus his huge, muscular arms get a lot of screen time. His biceps and triceps are easily some of the largest (if not THE largest) in the series.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- Vitriolic Best Buds: with Marcos
- Action Survivor: Technically the weakest crew member, yet survives several encounters with the Terraformars and manages to return to Earth.
- Ship Tease: with Alex.
- Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana
- A Father to His Men
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses his right arm shortly after landing on Mars due to a Terrorformars attack. It barely slows him down though, thanks to a Healing Factor ability.
- Giant Enemy Crab: A Terraformar hallucinates him as one.
- Healing Factor: That right arm he lost earlier? He regenerated it, then used it to lift up the Terrorformars that interrupted his soliloquy.
- Husky Russkie: Big, burly, and hard-drinking. His Tasmanian giant crab base doesn't help. But he's also smarter and more perceptive than he necessarily lets on.
- Papa Wolf: To his actual daughter, his subordinates, and his son-in-law who also happens to be a subordinate, and a Papa Wolf in his own right.
- Voiced by: Kenji Akabane (Japanese), Chris Smith (English)
- Boyish Short Hair: It's blonde.
- Off with Her Head!: She's the subject of the infamously censored "basketball steal" scene◊.
- The Stoic: Right until the very end.
- Voiced by: Toru Nara (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (English)
- Bald of Awesome
- Cool Shades: Almost never seen without his glasses.
- Go Out with a Smile:
- Heroic Sacrifice:
- Papa Wolf: He's on the mission to aid his pregnant wife and unborn child.
- Spanner in the Works: To China.
- Trap Master: He killed several of China's henchmen with one.
- Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki
- Battle Couple: with Nina.
- Voiced by: Tetsuo Komura (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)
- Combat Tentacles: His true power.
- Game Face: When he fully transforms◊. Add his Scary Shiny Glasses in the mix.
- Poisonous Person: He breathes poison ink, and his tentacles are poisonous.
- Tragic Dream: Was recruited by the Chinese Government for the Annex I mission under the promise of fixing his home town. In reality, he knows Akira is his girlfriend's child and China wants him to capture the boy alive, and hand him over for experimentation. He's planning to kill Akira rather than let that happen.
- Voiced by: Hidenori Takahashi (Japanese), Chris Smith (English)
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy:
- Go Out with a Smile:
- Graceful Lose R:
- Nothing Personal:
- Proud Warrior Race Guy:
- Voiced by: Yuki Ono
- Affably Evil: He's surprisingly cheerful while he's killing and kidnapping other members of Annex I.
- Clones Are People, Too: Each and every one of his clones has a slightly different personality.
- Me's a Crowd: His base lets him clone himself via budding.
- One-Man Army: Literally. In chapter 134, he creates a large army of miniature copies of himself that he uses on Asimov to get around the crab armor.
- Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara
- Child Soldier: Was forced into the Chinese military at the age of 9.
- Determinator: "Give Up" is not a phrase in her dictionary.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She really did not like it when Kenji refused to strike at her.
- Enemy Mine: She briefly works with Keiji to bring down a the Ratel Terraformar.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Hong is the only person she cares about.
- Invisible Streaker: When she's using her powers, she's completely invisible to everyone, but Keiji. This effect does not translate to whatever clothes she's wearing, however.
- Mama Bear: To Hong.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: Said word for word by Keiji who has dynamic vision thanks to his powers, and did NOT want to appear as a pervert.
- Voiced by: Nozomi Sasaki
- Bad Powers, Good People: Sweet, innocent, naive, and the base of her surgery is a bacterial bioweapon.
- Child Soldier: Just like Xi Chun-Li. In fact, she's currently 13.
- Extreme Doormat: Most of squad 4 smacks her around, especially Bao.
- Nice Girl: A true example. She only uses her powers when her comrades, especially Bao, force her to do so. Sometimes at gun point.
- Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara
- Faux Affably Evil: Is calm and polite, but that's a mask. He's really just a brutal, murderous thug.
- Kill It with Fire: Literally happens to him after being sprayed with skunk musk and then zapped by Eva Frost. He surprisingly survives.
- Super Senses: His wolf surgery base gives him an exemplary sense of smell. He can even smell which direction your eyes are facing. Akari uses this against him when a team-mate with a SKUNK base comes to his aid.
- Would Hit a Girl: While he claims differently, gender is not an issue. He'll kill anyone who gets in his way.
- Would Hurt a Child: Age isn't an issue either.
The Leader Annex I Squad 5 (Germany and South-America)
- A Death in the Limelight: Episodes 8 and 9 focus heavily on him.
- A Father to His Men: Cares deeply for his squad, and attempts to keep them out of danger since most of them don't have useful combat powers.
- Beware the Quiet Ones
- Death Seeker: His Last Stand fight against the Terraformars, in which he unleashes his pent up rage and frustrations against them. However,
- Defiant to the End: Manages to do a Flipping the Bird to the Terraformars' leader before it's struck by lightning.
- Determinator: Though severely weakened by his extended fight against the Terraformars, he still manages to survive long enough to attack their leader.
- Do Not Go Gentle: Puts up quite a fierce fight before ultimately dying. And unknown to him, even in his death a bomb planted inside of him ensured that none of his squad were captured alive by the Terraformars.
- Flipping the Bird: Does this just as lightning comes down from the sky at the Terraformars leader.
- Friend to All Living Things: Despite his looks and his usual demeanor, he just loves animals and at times he's seen surrounded by them.
- Glasgow Grin: He wears a high collar to hide this from others so as not to scare them away.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Most of his body is Covered in Scars.
- Heart Broken Badass: Mainly due to his wife cheating on him and giving birth to someone else's child.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts to do this in order to save his squad. Does it unintentionally when a bomb secretly implanted in him goes off, killing them, but sparing them capture by the Terraformars too.
- Heroic Second Wind: Gains one after his crewmembers risk their lives in an attempt to save him.
- Jerkass: His initial appearance.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His true nature.
- Knife Nut: His weapons of choice are throwing knives, which he also uses to transmit his electricity.
- Nightmare Face: The left side of his mouth has mostly been burnt off.
- Psycho Electric Eel: His Base Organism is an electric eel.
- Shock and Awe: His powers revolve around the use of electricity.
- Taking the Bullet: Does this for Eva in episode 10. He actually succeeds to stop the bullets being shot at them, but unfortunately he's too weakened by that point and they rely instead of large rocks hurled at them via a sling.
- The Stoic: Rarely displays any emotion. (His high collar helps obscure his expressions as well.)
- Not So Stoic: Though protrayed a bit more subtly in the anime, in the manga's version of his last stand, Adolf finds himself remembering his painful past. It starts with his horrific childhood and then climaxes with his wife having an affair and birthing a child that wasn't his. As he begins to tire from battle he calls out to the terraformars to fight him more as tears stream from his eyes.
- Why Am I Ticking?: Unknown to him, a bomb was placed in his body to prevent research from getting into the wrong hands.
- Your Cheating Heart: Not him, but his wife. Even after he found out she was sleeping with another man, she begged forgiveness and he gave it. Then he finds out later that the baby his wife bore wasn't his. Though he seems to still love her, he at least manages to deny his wife any money from his bank account shortly after she leaves him.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- Break the Cutie: Suffers immensely from this, particularly after Adolf dies protecting her from the rocks being hurled at them.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Happens to her in Episode 3.
- Came Back Strong: Acquired Adolf's power set, and refuses to let herself be terrified any more.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Subjects the Chinese battleship to this. Justified as she didn't have access to clothing until after she joined Squad 1 and 2.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Later chapters have her regenerate completely from a piece of her own breast, and acquiring Adolf's powers thanks to her base being a planera.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Go Through Me: Attempts to do this to protect Adolf. Doesn't stop the Terraformars from shooting them however.
- Ironic Name: Her name is "Frost."
- Naked on Revival: While she can grow a new body, she can't grow new clothes.
- She's Back:
- Shock and Awe:
- Together in Death:With Adolf. At least initially.
- Took a Level in Badass: Is introduced being terrified by a single Martian Roach. By chapter 134, she's not only able to mow through armies of them without breaking a sweat, or using the transformation drug, she can hold her own, one on one, against a Chinese space-faring warship, and the CHINESE are scared. She even manages to force them to do an emergency landing for repairs while she helps Squads 1 and 2 run away.
Isabella R. Leon
Joseph G. Newton
The commander of Squad 6.
- The Ace: He is good at almost anything he does.
- Adorkable: He has his moments, especially around Michelle.
- Big Damn Heroes: He pull this when he comes to save Michelle and her friends.
- Big Man on Campus: Was popular in his High School. Winning the gold metal in "The King of the Athletes" decathlon must've contributed.
- Biseinen: Through he could probably pass for a rugged Bishounen, provided he doesn't show of his body.
- Chekhov's Skill: His master's degree in Biology comes in handy when he steals Eva Frost's regenerative powers.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Not even the roaches really stand much of a chance against him.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of The Ace, World's Strongest Man and even Badass Family!
- Genius Bruiser: Has a master's degree in Biology and Aerospace Engineering. He is also a decathlon winner and a very capable fighter.
- According to Michelle, his IQ is 186.
- Fights Like a Normal: Aside from some of the quirks that his genetics give him, Joseph relies on pure swordsmanship in battle.
- Healing Factor: He took Eva Frost's regenerative powers for himself.
- HeelFace Mole: He's playing the role of a heroic figure, and apparently, his feelings for Michelle are genuine, but he torched his own squad, back-stabbed Eva Frost to steal her M.O. planera abilities, and may not even be interested in finding a vaccine to the Martian virus in the first place.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: His personal weapon is a sword.
- Hunk: Ridiculously muscular and ripped to shreds.
- In-Series Nickname: Joe, for short.
- He was also was featured on TV with a nickname of "Speedy Joe".
- Large and in Charge: Joseph is the commander of Squad 6 and while he isn't the tallest character in the series, he is still taller than Adolf(180cm) and Akari(177cm) at 187 cm height. Not to mention how ripped he is.
- Lightning Bruiser: Yeah, he is big, but also very fast. In fact, when he was a High School Senior he earned a gold medal in decathlon (a competition known as "The King of the Athletes").
- That was when he was only 17. Seven years later, at the age of 24, he is way beyond the fighting abilities of about 97% of the cast. Why? Well, he literally single-handily leaves a mountain of dead Terraformars and barely starts sweating from doing so, not even getting a scratch in the process. He looked more annoyed than anything else. Also, Joseph didn't even need a M.O. ability to do it!
- Master Swordsman: Good enough to kill so many Terraformars.
- Mr. Fanservice: The prime example in the series, more so than even Akari.
- In the anime as well as the flashback in the manga after his real colors were revealed, it was shown that he was rather muscular even in his teen years.
- Poor Yaeko was absolutely stunned by the sight of his bare upper body, and had pretty much accepted as a fact that if he were to get a hold of her right there and then, she would would get pregnant soon after. This, despite of holding the unconscious Alex in her arms and being terrified of the idea that they'd die in a matter of seconds, let alone the millions of roaches currently facing them!
- More Than Mind Control: Is victim to this, thanks to the Chinese battleship commander's M.O. ability.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: Like most of the cast.
- One-Man Army: See Lightning Bruiser above.
- Sex God: Only Michelle seems to be able to resist him.
- Tragic Keepsake: Implied. His sword was shown to have "George S." on it, possibly in the honor of George Smiles's memory. George Smiles is related to Joseph, most likely a cousin as they have a mutual grandfather in Alexander Gustav Newton. *
- Meaning that he cared for him, at least more than their grandfather Alexander.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Oh, yes!
- Walking Spoiler: There is more to Joseph that one might expect...
- World's Strongest Man: The pinnacle of centuries of selective breeding to concentrate humanity's most desirable abilities into a single person, he is not called "The Foremost" for nothing.
Genetically engineered roaches that were created to help make the environment on Mars more acceptable for humans. However the roaches spread faster than expected and evolved in to bizarre humanoid like beings and have an instinctual desire to kill humans much like humans do towards roaches
- Alien Blood: Their blood is yellow
- Ax-Crazy: The roaches are extremely violent and dangerous towards everything.
- Child Soldiers: The roaches send their young to fight humans, for training.
- Dark Messiah: Several roaches have developed intelligence and leading ability far greater than the other roaches, making them messianic and leader figures to the roaches in their goal to exterminate mankind.
- Evolution Power-Up: They gain the abilities of the Bugs II crew members during Annex I
- Genius Bruiser: As part of their strange evolution the roaches learn incredibly fast having learned how to use firearms in Bugs II and gaining Bugs Procedure abilities in Annex I
- Gone Horribly Right: They were created to make Mars's environment livable but ended up becoming the most powerful and dangerous species there. China feeding them info about earth and Annex I ends up backfiring when they use it to fix Bugs I and go to earth on it.
- The Heavy: Though there are various political schemes going on in the background and the mystery of Rahab, the roaches remain the largest threat.
- Knight of Cerebus: They cause some of the heaviest Mood Whiplashes in the series as characters start dying once they show up
- Lightning Bruiser: All of them are incredibly fast for their large size
- Off with His Head!: Decapitation is their most frequent means of killing people.
- Omniglot: Considering the fact that they can operate computers, and surf the internet, they must at least be able to read some human languages, if not understand them when spoken.
- Power Copying: Stole the powers of the BUGS II crew and some members of the Annex I. Later on Earth they steal the abilities of any living animal they experiment on.
- The Powerof Hate: They hate all living things and attack anything in their way. They specficially hate humans in the same way that humans hate cockroaches.
- Precursor Worship: This is one of the theories posited for their unusual behavior. The fact that the Dark Messiah roaches usually wear religious-style clothing certainly gives credence to this theory.
- Scary Black Man: Given the skin coloration and their size, they 'do' look a race for this trope; but downplayed in that their design is based on Homo Erectus.
- Starfish Language: The roaches clearly have some kind of very complex language, but they only voice very few sounds, "Joh," "Joj," "Ji," and "Gi" with varying inflections.
- Unskilledbut Strong: The roaches are incredibly strong. They are strong enough to wipe out even the best off BUGS 2 and Annex 1. But they lack in the skill that the other Annex 1 posses and it sometimes leads to their defeat.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Their ability to anticipate and counter human armaments and tactics on Earth is downright terrifying. Roaches are attacked by aircraft on a bombing run, send the "Dragonfly" up to deal with them. "Dragonfly" gets taken down by SWAC using a microwave weapon, shoot it down with a home-made rocket makeshift missile. Bombard the area by destroyer, hijack a 747 flying above, by Roaches already on board, and drop it onto the destroyer. The Japanese prime minister sadly proclaims that exterminating a group of Martian Roaches on Earth would require a lot of human casualties.
- We Have Reserves: The Martian roaches don't care about their lives, or the lives of their compatriots. As long as the mission objective is complete and even one roach remains, that roach will rejoice.
We Are The Cosmos
A highly enigmatic group of individuals from various nations working together based in Roma with various facilities scattered around the Earth in various nations.
- Arranged Marriage: Most, if not all, of their members are the product of centuries of selective breeding.
- Half-Human Hybrid: As shown in chapter 198, the end goal of their human experimentation on the artificial island was to breed half-human, half-terraformar hybrids, and they succeeded.
- Humans Are Insects: They see humanity, as a whole, as nothing more than obnoxious rutting beasts, at best, despite being humans themselves. In fact, they show more empathy and respect to the Terraformars than to their own species, and that's not very much.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Nobody, even on their own staff knows what their final objective is, but they're all dedicated to the cause above all else, including human lives, even those of their native countrymen.
- Social Darwinism: They view themselves as the ultimate life-forms, deserving to rule everything they survey, and if you're not strong enough to resist, too bad for you. Even if you are strong enough to resist, the best you can hope for is Condescending Compassion.
- Übermensch: They answer to no authority or doctrine, save their own.
- We Have Reserves: Zig-Zagged. When it comes to their personnel, they ultimately do not care, not even in regards to close family members. When it comes to equipment and research data, that is considered irreplacable, as there's No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup.