The Senpuuji Concern
The charismatic, and compassionate 15 year-old Teen Genius multimillionaire CEO of the world's largest transportation business, The Senpuuji Concern. To investigate the mysterious deaths of his parents, Might secretly develops the Super Robot project his father left behind to combat evil; naming them the titular Brave Express Team to track down the criminals within his city to piece the crime together. Showy as he likes to be, Might is fond of making introductory speeches when entering battles. He fights piloting Might Wing, a jet that can combine with the Locomoriser and Might's A.I Super Robot partner, Gaine, to form Might Gaine. Later on, he pilots Might Kaiser.
- Accidental Pervert: Played with in episode four. Sally's caught in a swarm of robotic mice, and Might helps beat them off. There's one left, and in removing it, Might accidentally cops a feel. Sally slaps him on reflex, then realizes what she just did and runs away, crying out apologies.
- The Ace: Might is highly disciplined in a variety of areas, including academics, athletics (including combat), art, business, and socialization.
- The Beautiful Elite: He's got the looks, the money, the brain, the talents, the personality, the respect from the world, he's everything a girl would've die to be with. In fact, Might is the sole protagonist of the entire Brave Series with an upper-class background.
- Because I'm Good At It: One of the most heartbreaking aspect we can learn from Might is as much as he would love to live like a commoner, he wouldn't know how to live like one. The only "hobbies" he does outside of work, is to help others kickstart, or flourish their businesses. Be it helping Sally sell ice cream, or unknowingly aiding Chinja Rōsu in kickstarting and promoting his ramen booth. Might is the embodiment of the inversion of this trope— a positive and powerful individual unable to step down from being the positive and powerful force to his society.
- Benevolent Boss: He constantly surveys his company's various projects, remembers each employee by name, and made sure to greet all of his employees and personally give compliments for their hard works. As for his personal subjects, he treats them like his own family, and made sure their needs are granted.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Kiyomaru.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: Might celebrated his 16th birthday on episode 29. His faculty, and the Brave Express Team gave him a day off from business and crime-fighting as his birthday gift, and gets to go on a brief date with Sally by accompanying her sell ice cream. Unfortunately, the Brave Express Team couldn't handle the battle without Might Kaiser, therefore Might calls off his date with Sally to head to battle. Badass for him, he was able to invert the Dangerous 16th Birthday myth.
- The Charmer: He's very good at sweet-talking with people, even with the jerkasses that threat the society.
- Color Motif: He prefers Blue, Red, and White for his combat suit; with Gold only on accessories.
- Normal attire-wise, Might is often seen dressed predominately in teal, cool color shades, or pastel shades rather than the standard yellow shirt & red jacket combo as the rest of the Brave Series heroes, emphasizing his nobility, calmness, femininity, and serenity.
- Though he does slip in a yellow shirt / red tie combo in a brown business suit 2 or 3 times, while only one episode with his favorite teal suit.
- Comes Great Responsibility: As the person who owns the largest business on the planet, Might manages his finance thoughtfully and never used them for his own pleasure. His grandpa on the other hand, splurges on luxury items just for his grandson, much to Might's dismay.
- Cowboy: He sported a full head-to-toe cowboy gear during his stay in an American theme park called, Western Land in episode 13.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blue. Even though his Prussian blue hair is darker than his crystal blue eyes, they're still within the blue spectrum.
- Experienced Protagonist: Our series start right in the middle of a typical crime-fighting day for Might and his Brave Express Team, breaking his original schedule with his friend Hamada to capture bank robbers. Might then heads home, takes his shower, and briefs his staff to arrange dinner with Hamada to make up for the lost time. Which means Might has already been doing underground crime-fighting for some time, not to mention being on his 3rd year running a world-class transportation business.
- Expy: Of a certain famous multimillionaire named Bruce, if less angsty.
- Might even uses Grappling-Hook Pistol to invade enemy territories.
- The Fashionista: Word of God takes his wealthy boy status very seriously, and made sure to give him different outfits per episode aside from his school uniform and business suits; which means he's as trendy and dandy as any socialite would be.
- If he has to rotate his personal attires, he would rotate them at 2 separate episodes max. note
- If you assume Might only pairs a set coordination for all of his business suits, look again. He actually does change his suit-shirt-tie combinations around from time-to-time.
- For accessories, he likes to wear fashion scarfs.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Might's battle suit contains goggles as part of his accessory. The only times he used them is to maintain his vision from high wind speed, and to conceal his identity from the public. note
- Good Is Not Soft: There is a reason he's a successful businessman, and that is when he needs to be firm, he will be firm. The Senpuuji Clan's "Legendary Tough Guy" family trait ain't just for talks.
- Grade-School C.E.O.: Might inherited his family business at age twelve, who aged on to 16 by the end of the series.
- Might took over and merged both his father's "Senpuuji Trading Group" and grandfather's "Senpuuji Railroad" enterprises under one roof to form "The Senpuuji Concern"; then proceeded in earning his concern a whopping 200% increase of profit income by his first year as CEO.
- Gratuitous English: "Just a moment!"
- Verbal Tic: Aside from his "just a moment" phrase, he likes to end his sentences with the Japanese modal particle, "sa."
- The Gunslinger: His primary weapon. Inspired by his father, Might mastered all forms of gun weaponry.
- Happily Married: Even though they are teenagers, he happily marries Sally in the final episode.
- Honest Corporate Executive: He's a CEO and yet there's absolutely no corrupt bone in him. He gained all his fortunes fair and square and used them to protect the people around him.
- Hot-Blooded: In battle, he routinely gives hammy commands and calls his attacks, yes. But Might is much more cool-headed than his kouhai in the future; that is the case, until the final battle broke out.
- Humble Hero: Might is constantly shown to be a humbling young man; if he can get away from not being recognized in public while strolling amongst the public alone or with a private friend, he will gladly shrug off his status halo in less than a heartbeat, further claiming to people that he's "just a regular guy as they are."
- In the Name of the Moon: Delivers these from time to time when piloting Might Kaiser.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: A Type 1 effeminate with tractable aggression example. Might is a cultured, upper-class socialite who knows his dress codes for different occasions, and is known to have a soft spot for cute things, as he was shown wearing puffy hamster slippers note after shower. However, Might’s soft spot for cute things also has its boundaries, as he would stop when garment statements comes off as too childish, such as his grandpa forced dressed him in a kindergartener uniform for their concern’s semi-masquerade Christmas Eve Ball.
- Mr. Fanservice: He provided an awesome length of his Shower Scene upon his introduction shot right on the first episode.
- Morality Pet: For his grandpa. Yuujiro Senpuuji was a stone-hard traditional Japanese entrepreneur who rules his family and enterprise with an iron fist. It wasn't after the birth of Might that Yuujiro begins to soften up. Yuujiro himself even voluntarily stepped down and let his son take over as CEO of his enterprise just to become Might's full-time loving grandpa.
- Nice Guy: As how he introduces himself:
- Non-Idle Rich: He's a world-class wealthy boy who's more than willing to go out to the frontlines to reduce the crime rates of his city.
- Not Even Bothering with an Excuse: The excuse he gave his homeroom teacher for not being able to submit homework is this. The excuse is true in context with his status as a schedule-packed industrialist, but is also a lie to coverup his Brave Express involvement:Might Senpuuji: "Ma'am, the usage of the term 'lazy' is rather harsh, but instead, the phrasing should be more like 'I simply forgot all about it!'"
- Parental Abandonment: His parents died in a traffic accident three years prior to where the story started, but he still have his grandpa.
- Phrase Catcher: Anytime he deploys Might Gaine, those who are unfamiliar with them will say "So is that the reputed Might Gaine?" Might will always respond with "Yes, that's correct!"
- Prince Charming
- Princely Young Man: He's the young and sassy CEO of the world's largest transportation company, with all the princely qualities listed on here.
- Raised by Grandparents: His grandfather, Yuujiro Senpuuji is alive and well, albeit a bit too overboard in (attempting to) spoil Might his own way.
- Secret Identity: His position as the pilot and developer of The Brave Express Team is hidden from the public with only a couple of government officials knew about it.
- Shoot the Hostage: Catherine Vuitton invited herself to rob The Senpuuji Mansion's bank vault, and presumed Might wouldn't dare to harm his savings. But as it turns out, Might doesn't care, ordering Might Gunner to blast the vault, letting all his gold drain to Catherine's devastation. It turns out Catherine's the one who wants Might's gold all to herself, so Might proceeded in giving Catherine the finishing blow and burned all the savings in that vault to dust without a blink of an eye.
- Spell My Name With An S: Might is often translated to Maito, much like how Guy is sometimes translated as Gai, primarily to keep consistency with how names of mecha are spelled.
- Super-Speed Reading: By Izumi's request each day, Might holds the duty to review, and finish approving his mountain-high, desk full of papers in under 3 minutes.
- Teen Genius: At the age of 15, his intelligence is actually more on the Ph.D level. But rather in heading straight to college, he chose to stay in high school so that he can stay with his average, middle-class close friend, Hamada.
- He won the challenge his homeroom teacher placed him by solving a complicated equation on the spot to waive off his duty of submitting his homework.
- Uptown Boy: The Beautiful Elite who Sally, a lower middle-class girl fell in love with.
- Warrior Prince
- Wise Beyond Their Years / The Wise Prince: Might took over the family business ever since he was 12. As much as his faculty could tell how much of a mental struggle he's going through, Might understands he needs to be responsible, and push himself harder each day to advance their business; and wholeheartedly deals with all sorts of business and socialization issues with a sincere smile on his face.
Might's butler and parental figure, he's very even tempered.
- Battle Butler: He's got some swift defense skills to repel enemy attacks (swarms of robotic mice at least).
- Expy: Like his relationship with his young Master Might, Aoki is based on Alfred Pennyworth.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: As an old man, he has a tendency to pepper puns into some of his words in attempt to bring levity to the air. However, those who hear it tend to cringe or Face Fault instead.
- Morning Routine: He gives Might wake-up calls as all butlers do, but the Senpuuji mansion is convenient enough to just have him stay in one place and press Might's room button to pull Might's window curtains and calls Might on speaker without personally going into Might's bedroom.
- Old Retainer: Of The Senpuuji household.
Might's secretary and sister figure, she makes sure that he completes any business related matters that he would otherwise put off.
- Cool Big Sis: To her boss, Might.
- Plucky Girl: She has basic defense skills capable of repelling enemy attacks (swarms of robotic mice at least), and has the guts to go below a running train car to take out a bomb, but she's just your typical secretary, and not on a Ninja Maid level.
- Sexy Secretary
- Valley Girl: She has very subtle shades of this.
- Younger Than They Look: Izumi may dress in a mature fashion, but she's only 22.
Might's best friend from school, and an aspiring manga artist. Hamada's the team's chief mechanical designer and helps with the construction of all robots within the Brave Express Team.
- Best Friend: Close to Muggle Best Friend. Hamada treats Might like any other peer despite their status gap, which is why Might is able to relax and can act more like a teenager whenever he's around.
- Cool Kid-and-Loser Friendship: The loser end to Might's cool kid due to his middle-class status, but Hamada is no loser when it comes to competence in mechanical engineering. Hamada admires Might for his humanity, while Might appraises Hamada for his ambition, determination, and creativity. Also, their classmates treats them both with equal respect.
- Cop and Scientist: The scientist to Might's cop. Hamada knows his way around the robots he designed, but couldn't control them as well as Might in actual combat.
- Improbable Age: Might aside, at age 15, Hamada's allowed to drive a car without any adult supervision.
- Sequential Artist: Despite his talents in Super Robot programming, this is the occupation he aspires to be. Hamada even dreams himself holding a book-signing event complete with sexy fangirls.
Chief of The Senpuuji Railroad Aoidou Division and lead engineer of The Brave Express Team. Osaka is in charge of overseeing the concern's various business-related vehicle and machinery projects, while also takes the Super Robot designs of Hamada's to produce them into actual battle mechas for The Brave Express Team within the factory's hidden department.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: His brush-like brows are thick already, but his prime-time self was way more prominent.
- Black Bead Eyes
- Cool Old Guy
- I Was Quite a Looker: He was quite the Hunk able to pull off the Jheri Curl of Michael Jackson.
- Railroad Employee Roundhouse: Of the Railroad Laborer section since his main job is being one of the heads of the manufacturing aspect of the industry.
The bumbling patriarch of The Senpuuji Concern, and Might's grandfather. Yuujiro was the founder of "The Senpuuji Railroad" enterprise and grew it large enough for his son and grandson to take over the business to expand the business even further.
- Berserk Button: Whenever anyone gets in his way of enjoying leisure time with his grandson, he would vocally lash people on spot. As much as Might doesn't want to leave work mid-way, he understands that things would be worse if he doesn't comply to his grandpa's "good will."
- Cool Old Guy
- Doting Grandparent: His son and daughter-in-law lost their lives, leaving him with his only grandson, Might. Therefore, Yuujiro takes it up to himself to provide Might with as much love and affection as he possibly can to fill Might's void of missing parents, and Might understands; but by "as much as he possibly can," Yuujiro is a whole other level than the middle-class citizens of the city, with his uncontrollable splurge of wealth, and Manchild personality towards Might actually makes Might's life a little more than a wee bit inconvenient.
- Large Ham
- Manchild: He only acts like this around Might. Otherwise, he's one hell of a boss to work for. We all should be grateful that he's a retired cool old man now.
- He's also shown to be extremely childish whenever he doesn't get what he wants on spot. Such as restaurant reservations and or food orders.
- The Matchmaker: He's very, very active in taking Might and his staff to wherever Sally part-times in, calls Sally in to serve during meal time for everyone to see the embarrassed look on Might's face.
- Self-Made Man: He's the person who brought his offsprings the wealth they have today, and he will make sure they remember that.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Grandpa Yuujiro can't live without his nattōs.
- Uncle Pennybags: Hadn't Might set him on a morality leash, Yuujiro could easily fledge into an Upper-Class Twit. All of his splurge in wealth are mainly for his beloved grandson, and himself; albeit right on the fine line zigzagging in-and-out of Conspicuous Consumption.
Might's father. According to Yuujiro, Akira left the Senpuuji clan behind without prior notice, traveled around the world and married Ruriko along the way without his acknowledgement; only to come back home and apologized to Yuujiro with Ruriko 6-7 months pregnant with Might. Akira then stayed in the family business and founded "The Senpuuji Trading Group" to work hand-in-hand with his father's railroad enterprise, and later inherits the railroad business. When Might was 12 years of age, Akira and Ruriko got caught up in a train accident that instantly took his wife's life, while he end up in critical condition. Akira died later that night, but he was fortunate to see his son, warning Might that there is "a grave evil lingering amongst their world," and urged Might to work on his secret project, The Brave Express Team before he took his last breath.
- Cowboy: Akira admires The Western culture and their philosophies on justice. His passion was hardcore to the point where he actually runs away from his inheritance duties to fulfill his dreams in walking the land fighting bad guys with a sole guitar on hand for his own entertainment. Might is shown to have a bit of his influence, mostly as a way to remember his dad.
- The Runaway
- Death by Origin Story
Might's beautiful, and loving mother. Rumor has it that Yuujiro never once approved his son Akira to marry her; but after Might was born, Yuujiro gradually soften up to her mainly because he had taken a great liking to his grandson.
- Death by Origin Story
- Ojou: Hints from Yuujiro and Akira indicates Ruriko came from a wealthy background, but abandoned her family and her status to follow Akira.
- Proper Lady / Yamato Nadeshiko: Based on her given name, she's known to have Japanese ancestry, but her place of birth may not necessarily be from Japan.
The Senpuuji Clan's family dog. He's an Old...very Old English Sheepdog born at the same year as Might. At 15 years of age, he obviously doesn't like to run around much. But whenever it comes to food, well, let's just say he made himself youthful again.
A veteran construction worker for The Senpuuji Concern. She was part of the team tasked to build up The Neo Shinjuku Train Station, with the station completed in episode 11. Moeko knows Sally on a private level, and referred Sally to her higher-ups to part-time on her team throughout the finishing of The Neo Shinjuku Train Station.
- Cool Old Lady: Moeko is an older lady. She may look masculine with a hammy tone of speech, but her personality is feminine, and would gladly stop her bickering when her authority (Might) comes in to question and or take care of things.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Her name is "Moe Child". And indeed she is an adorable lady, as long as you can look pass her bulky appearance.
- Heroic Build: As people can see, she's clearly jacked for the job.
- Large Ham
Chief of the Neo Shinjuku Station Project and Moeko's boss. Sakuuchi oversees the entire construction of the train station, and is the person responsible in personally greeting, and reporting to Might everything in regards to this project.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: The ending credits only labeled him as "Construction Chief," but his name can be found on his name tag.
- Nervous Wreck: As a man who's painfully concerned about the safety of his dear CEO, Sakuuchi panics to Might's every move as Might casually moves into the construction zone.
Tatsunoshin "Tatsu" Shinguji
A retired former employee of The Senpuuji Concern. He used to work under the Aoidou Railroad Division as the Chief Inspector for train cars.
He only appears in Super Robot Wars V. Serving as the host, and legal guardian of the heroes of the SRW-V incident, as well as standing in as the middle-man between the heroes and The Brave Express Team.
- Classified Information: Due to being a fellow manufacturer of the Aoidou Railroad Division and have worked there throughout most of his lifetime, Tatsu was employed under The Brave Express pledge just like Jiro Osaka, and by duty, must refrain from leaking anything classified to anyone outside of his division; even after retirement. When he understood Soji and Chitose were individuals involved with an alien robot unit (pilots of the VangRay as player chooses), due to his lower rank and retired status, he is only allowed to contact his division boss, Osaka and have The Brave Express officials take care of Soji and Chitose's issues on a federal level.
- Empty Nest: Tatsu is a widower who's children had grown up and living independently from him.
- Good Samaritan: Tatsu's the person who found the heroes, Soji and Chitose on sea shores. Not only did he called the ambulance to have them treated, but he also takes them under his hospitality.
- Heroes Gone Fishing: He took up the hobby of fishing since his retirement, only to one day fished up some beat-up young guy and girl, and got himself back into connection with his boss.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards his company, The Senpuuji Concern.
A schoolgirl who falls in love with Might. Sally has a father, who is in the hospital for much of the series, and a younger brother named Tetsuya. In order to make ends meet for her family, Sally has to take multiple part time jobs whenever she's out of school, making this trait of hers the main running gag and plot point in this series.
- Audience Surrogate: Sally is the average teenager most of the demographic can relate to, and is the furthest in relation to The Beautiful Elite Might of the main cast. But she gradually became blessed with closer connections to Might whenever she goes out to fend for her family to make ends meet via part-timing in various jobs. This also counts as a mini aesop expressing as long as you are willing to go out to the world and work hard for the ones you love, you will earn an abundant life, whatever that may be.
- Distressed Damsel: She tends to get involved in the crimes committed by the villains with no reason, and Might always comes to rescue her.
- Happily Married: Even though they are teenagers, Sally became Might's wife in the final episode.
- Identical Stranger: She has one in the form of an American girl named, Lily, who works in the theme park Western Land in episode 13. Might almost took her for Sally wondering how the world Sally was able to find work across the globe.
- The Ingenue
- Love at First Sight: She instantly falls for Might the night he first saved her. But we don't blame her, she was literally carried away by his charm.
- Loves Me Not: In episode 9, Sally played the standard with her only daisy left of her entire bouquet. But her fortune was heading to a "Loves Me Not" outcome, until Might (unknowingly) shoots off the second-to-last petal during the most critical moment in battle, giving her the "Loves Me" result.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: Her Running Gag and or plot advancement gig, the unfortunate thing for her is that whenever she holds a job, which includes going about her day as "a normal high school student," she'll end up getting herself and her surrounding people in some kind of trouble; but when she does not find a job due to non-openings in the market for that period, that day or episode will go well for everyone.
- Secret-Keeper: She's pretty much the only person in the public who knows Might's identity as the commander of the Brave Express Team. Despite Might not revealing his identity to her on their supposedly first-and-assumed-only meeting, Sally couldn't get his face off of her mind, therefore, she was able to recognize Might as the CEO of the Senpuuji Concern via a magazine.
- Virgin Power: Sally ends up being the key person who is qualified to send out a special signal called "Wave of Innocence" to power up Great Might Gaine in order to defeat Black Noir.
- Yamato Nadeshiko
Sally's energetic younger brother. He idolizes The Brave Express Team but is unaware that Might Senpuuji is the commander of the team.
- Audience Surrogate: For the elementary-aged demographic.
- The Heart: Between his peers. Tetsuya would be the one trying his best to convince other people on his belief in those who he trusts as friends, especially those with the heart of "Justice."
Sally and Tetsuya's loving, single-father who fell into ill health at the beginning of the series; prompting Sally to take on part-time jobs in order to support their family and his health bill. He recovered by episode 43, and expressed his gratitude towards Might and Yuujiro in overseeing his children for him.
Bills himself as the greatest police officer in Nouvelle Tokyo. As much as he's irritated by Might's cockiness, Ozawa does show respect towards Might as the CEO of The Senpuuji Concern; but he's unaware of Might being the commander behind The Brave Express Team.
- Expy: He's basically a similar concept to the previous series' Inspector Satsuda and Tadashi Nemoto, the bumbling police officer competent for their job, but totally outmatched against the enemies and yet had some irritation to the heroes. At least unlike those two, since the heroes do not use police cars as their forms (Police Guard is a different vehicle), Ozawa didn't have to experience getting his police car go off somewhere else without his consent.
- Hotblooded: He even has a heated complexion.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Ozawa and the police team exist only to be the punching bags of any criminals before the Brave Express Team came to save the day. He still avoids the trope Police Are Useless by being overall supportive and non-obstructive to the Brave Express Team despite being constantly beaten by criminals with more advanced robots.
- Large Ham
- Police Are Useless: Subverted. Ozawa and the police force were always beaten when it comes to fighting criminals in robots, requiring the Brave Express Team to save the day. But when criminals were in vulnerable position (eg: Just got beaten by the Brave Express Team), Ozawa will be there to arrest the criminal and haul them to jail without fail. It mostly works with Shogun Mifune's men and eventually Mifune himself.
One of Tetsuya Yoshinaga's classmates from school, Kenji is a professional CG Robot gamer who is constantly on the champion roster. Unlike his own customize robots, Kenji views the contemporary real-life robots used in their society (such as Might Gaine) are like "kid's toys" made in poor quality. Which gravely upsets Tetsuya and their other friend, Hiroshi. His talents in gaming caught the attention of Shogun Mifune, and used him to go against Might Gaine.
- Child Prodigy: Kenji is a celebrity in competitive gaming. Like most celebrities, he picks his career over attending school, and has to carry heavy security around him at all times.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Kenji was really jerky when it comes to comparing his gaming robots to The Brave Express Team. But his true intention behind his actions was to attempt to impress his schoolmates in thinking he was cool.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Kenji always felt lonely, and admired those with a cool pack of friends. Therefore, he tries to attract people to befriend him by using his gaming skills, and celebrity status in competitive gaming.
One of Tetsuya's best friends from school. Like Tetsuya, he idolizes Might Gaine. He tags along with Tetsuya to check-in on Kenji's well-being due to Kenji's prolonged absence from school from competitive gaming.
- Fun T-Shirt: Hiroshi wears a jacket that reads: "Go Go Boy."
- Good Is Not Soft: Despite being genuinely caring and concerned for Kenji, witnessing Kenji ignoring their concerns for him, and talking down on Tetsuya and the Brave Express has led Hiroshi fed up with Kenji's attitude. Hiroshi immediately straight out backs Tetsuya in support of the Brave Express, calls out on Kenji for being a jerk, and drags Tetsuya with him to leave Kenji alone.
A biologically-engineered little boy created based on a Sengoku warrior named Kagekiyo Kujou. note Meant to be raised as one of Shogun Mifune's greatest warriors in his conquest over Japan. One of his engineers, Doctor Maeno, took him to escape the laboratory, Might and his crew happened to coincidentally encounter them at that time, and took them under their hospitality before Mifune got hold of Kiyomaru to be brain-washed.
- Back for the Finale: Kiyomaru survived his Heroic Sacrifice and was seen with his assumed guardian, Doctor Maeno attending Migh & Sally's wedding in the same VIP section with The Brave Express personnel.
- Drives Like Crazy: Of all the cool things the city has to offer, Kiyomaru fell in love with their "super high-speed horses." Cue sudden raise in traffic accidents around the city.
- Dungeon Crawling: Upon waking up in Might's mansion for the first time, he thought he was abducted within some castle, and attempted to pierce against layers of Might's security personnel around the mansion until Might manages to find, and stop him.
- Gone to the Future: Kiyomaru was born believing he was raised as a samurai of the Sengoku Period. So when he woke up for the first time in Might's mansion, he was severely confused. But as he toured around town, he became vastly curious and interested of everything he's experiencing within the city.
- Kid Samurai
- Heroic Sacrifice: Kiyomaru used his Drives Like Crazy skills to drive an oil tank into the enemy to save Might Gaine, and to make the statement in taking charge of his own life instead of being a puppet for Shogun Mifune.
The Brave Express Team Mecha
Team Might Gaine is The Brave Express Team's primary combat squad, taking orders personally from Might Senpuuji to take down enemy robots. Might pilots his plane: Might Wing to battle alongside Gaine, the lead A.I. robot, and would fuse with Gaine to form Might Gaine to combat the toughest enemy robots.
Gaine / Might Gaine / Great Might Gaine
Able to transform from robot to bullet train, he also forms Might Gaine's left arm and shoulder. Like the other intelligent mecha, Gaine is powered by a super AI that gives him sentience and his own personality as well as the freedom to act and think on his own. While the combined form of Might Gaine needs both him and Might at first; after the Locomoriser is rebuilt, Gaine is able to control it and the Might Wing remotely. Later on he can combine with Might Kaiser to form Great Might Gaine.
- Blue Is Heroic: Gaine's dominate color.
- Cool Sword: Dorinken.
- Finishing Move: A jumping slash, Ichimonji-giri.
- In the Name of the Moon:"Carrying the hopes on silver wings, this green light signals for peace! The Brave Express Might Gaine, arriving on scene just in time!"
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Great Might Gaine for Might Gaine. Amusingly enough, he gets his own Mid-Season Upgrade by combining with Might Gunner to form Great Might Gaine Perfect Mode.
- Primary-Color Champion: When as Great Might Gaine.
A locomotive used as the third part for Gaine, along with Might Wing to transform into Might Gaine. It can only be summoned by Might when Might evaluates Gaine to be unable to take down the enemies by himself. It doesn't have the ability to form itself into a sentient robot.
- Dynamic Entry: (Though it has a slow startup,) this locomotive flies over water with speed! (Whistle included.)
- Mundane Made Awesome: Who doesn't want to see a locomotive fly in to save the day? (It even uses it's whistle to announce it's arrival!)
Might's replacement mecha after Locomoriser had been destroyed, Might Kaiser is the combination of Kaiser Machines 1-5, the Kaiser Drill and the Kaiser Carrier. It can also transform into the Kaiser Jet. As mentioned above, it can combine with Might Gaine to form Great Might Gaine. Unlike his other combat robots which were installed with A.I. technologies, Might has full pilot control of Might Kaiser.
- In the Name of the Moon:"Soaring with 'Bravery' in these 'Wings of Love,' running on the Grand Wheels of 'Justice!' The Brave Express Might Kaiser, arriving just in time as promised!"
- Red Is Heroic: Might Kaiser's dominate color.
Has a humanoid and a more traditional steam engine appearance. Might Gunner's torso is also an accurate beam cannon. It transforms into Great Might Gaine's shoulder mounted cannon, referred to as the Perfect Cannon. He can also be carried as an oversized rifle by Great Might Gaine.
Black Gaine / Black Might Gaine
Also known as "Black." Black Gaine is an AI robot clone created by Chinja Rōsu based on the data of Gaine / Might Gaine with the intention to be Gaine's Evil Counterpart. But at their first faceoff with Team Might Gaine, Black Gaine defied the will of The Asian Mafia and sided with Team Might Gaine in less than a heartbeat. Leaving The Asian Mafia dumbfounded. Might and Co. wholeheartedly befriends him and takes him under their wings.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Black." Since Gaine's name was already taken.
- The Baby of the Bunch: When Might and Co. first met him, he was literally just born. Therefore, his personality comes off as surprisingly sweet and innocent, prompting The Brave Express Team all the more willing to nurture him.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Super Robot Wars V, provided he's unlocked, Black Might Gaine will show up in the nick of time alongside Might Kaiser after Gaine is taken out of commission by Joe the Ace, tipping the odds in the heroes' favour once again.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Once the Asian Mafia knew what went wrong with their scheme, Chinja Rōsu made a patch in the form of a red mask to take out Black's "moral code." When Black was forced to wear the mask, he became the Evil Counterpart of Might Gaine as he was supposed to be.
- The Cutie: People just can't get enough of Black trying to perform a Tongue Twister.Hamada: "Black, let me give you a language lesson. Can you master this? 'Tokkyo Kyokakusuru Tokyouto Tokkyo Kyoukakugyoku!''" noteBlack: "Uh, um, tou-tou-kyo...kyoka-kyo...????"
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Evil Counterpart / Evil Twin: Well, he was intended to be one for Gaine. But instead, Chinja Rōsu miscalculated, and had Gaine's conscience for justice installed within Black Gaine.
- Gone Horribly Right: A rare heroic example. Chinja copied Gaine's AI a little too well when designing Black, resulting in him being just as heroic as the original Gaine.
- Killed Off for Real
- Heroic Sacrifice: While Might Gaine successfully slain the controlling mask off of Black to have him regain conscience, Might Gaine did not completely killed the mask, therefore it started to fly around looking for a new A.I. host to control, in this case, Might Gaine. Black noticed it and used his remaining energy to grab and explode his body to destroy the mask, critically damaging his own A.I. in the process.
- Spared by the Adaptation: As a Secret Character in Super Robot Wars V, unlocking him begins a secret scenario based on both his debut and finale episodes. Unlike in the anime however, thanks to the combined efforts of all the heroes present, Black Might Gaine survives the mind-control and comes back later on to help fight for justice alongside his brother.
- Stupid Sacrifice: This is what Might and Gaine has been thinking in their heads. They tried to persuade Black not to do anything stupid to himself to destroy the mask, but Black refused to listen. If Black stayed put in retaining his energy to be repaired, Might Gaine would've tried to find ways to destroy the mask himself.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he is possessed by the mask, his eyes shined red. When he regained conscience, his eyes shine green again.
Officially named "The Animal Express." Team Bombers are The Brave Express Team's A.I. robot squad specifically assigned to aid Team Might Gaine in combat. Their motifs are centered around animals. In general, they're a team of colorful personalities sporting Cool Shades with a penchant for Super Sentai poses.
The leader of the Bombers. Can transform into both a train and a lion, focusing on land combat with high agility. As the leader, Leo also serves as the train base for his team when traveling on the road.
- Chromatic Arrangement: With a twist! Leo is green, but is the leader of his team.
- Cool Shades: In orange.
- Homage: Leo's prototype name was "Yamabiko Bomber." His train model is of the 200 Series Shinkansen (No.2000).
- Overshadowed by Awesome: People tend to mistook Horn as Team Bomber's leader, where in fact it's actually Leo. It's probably because of Horn's chic golden horns and black-blue coating.
Can transform both a train and a T-Rex. He's made for underwater combat built with the highest defense specs of the three bombers.
- Chromatic Arrangement: The blue guy.
- Cool Shades: In red.
- Homage: Dino's prototype name was "Hitachi Bomber." His train model was of the ''Super Hitachi'' 651 series. note
- Shout-Out: A T-Rex who's good with water and has high defense? What are you, a monster?
Can transform into both a train and a bird. He's made for air combat, and has the highest agility specs of the three bombers.
- Chromatic Arrangement: The red guy, yet he's not the leader.
- Cool Shades: In aqua blue.
- Homage: Bird's prototype name was "Narita Bomber." His train model was of the ''Narita Express'' 253 series.
- Red Is Heroic
The fourth member of the Bombers. Horn can transform into both a train and a Triceratops capable in land and underwater combat. Horn was originally the prototype robot of the Bombers and wasn't meant to serve in battle. But due to Tribomber's unexpected damage by Joe Rival, Horn was promoted, and renovated into serving as temporary substitute in place of Tribomber aiding Might Gaine during their repair period; Horn then later, became Tribomber's add-on member to form Battle Bomber.
- Cool Shades: In orange, like Leo.
- Homage: Horn's prototype name was "Hikari Bomber." His train model was of the 100 Series Shinkansen.
- Large Ham: The hammiest of the four bombers; most likely because he's the New Meat of the team, and wants to prove he can tough it solo so that his teammates don't need to worry as much.
Tribomber / Battle Bomber
Tribomber is the default combination of Leo Bomber, Bird Bomber and Dino Bomber; When Horn Bomber is added, he upgrades into Battle Bomber.
- The Glasses Come Off: Since they'll be kicking grander ass when combined, Cool Shades aren't needed anymore.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gets destroyed taking an attack for Great Might Gaine.
- I Can Still Fight!: In order to let Might Gaine head to the urgent crime scene without Joe chasing him, Tribomber gave his all in fighting against Joe; even though Joe left the scene without giving him any finishing blows, Tribomber's functions still died off. Hero Secret Service at his best indeed.
- Large Ham: Tri / Battle Bomber combines the best personality traits of all team members, making him the grandest of hams for The Brave Express Team.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Guard Diver's blue.
Officially named "The Rescue Express." Team Divers are The Brave Express Team's A.I. robot squad primarily designed to first-and-foremost, rescue civilians during combat. Their motifs are centered around transportation vehicles beside trains, which the entire Brave Express are. In general, their team gives off a calm, gentle, and polite vibe; not surprising, since they're the team that deals with civilians the most.
The leader of the Divers. Can transform into both a train and a fire truck. His specs are balanced; just like his regular job, he's responsible in extinguishing fire hazards from buildings and getting people to safety using his fire ladder when in truck form. As the leader, Fire also serves as the train base for his team when traveling on the road.
Can transform into both a train and a police car. He's high in agility, attack options, along with advanced analysis specs; but low on defense and his overall power output.
- Chromatic Arrangement: Originally was dark prussian blue in the TV series, but was then recolored with solid black hues when adapted into Super Robot Wars V.
Can transform into both a train and a jet. His primary job is to perform like a rescue helicopter in getting people out of buildings. He has no attack nor defense powers effective for hardcore combat, but is good on basic aiming skills and agility.
- Chromatic Arrangement: Blue-green.
Can transform into both a train and a drill tank. He has the highest defense specs of all Divers.
- Chromatic Arrangement: Golden-yellow.
- Out of Focus: When you have more than 10 peer robots fighting for the spotlight, Drill is the unluckiest of all for being on Team "Not-So-Talkative" Divers and the tail member of all team intros. What's worse? The solo units that came after him note have proven to be much better off than him in receiving visibility.
The combination of all four Divers.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Who says squirting water from your fire hose (aka. water gun) to clear off robotic mice, and giving your leader's blue coating a good shower is not awesome?
- Red Is Heroic
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Guard Diver's personality combines the character traits of all Divers. Making him the blue to Tri / Battle Bomber's red.
An eccentric robotic engineer who leads, and test numerous projects without the consent from the government; which often results in chaos for Nouvelle Tokyo City. Wolfgang isn't portrayed as evil per se; he seems to be motivated primarily by pride in his vendetta against the Brave Express Team.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He does not like learning about fellow scientists being used and thrown away like pawns, one of the reasons why he betrayed Exeve.
- Forced into Evil: Zig-zagged. At one point, Wolfgang's entire team deserts him, forcing him to take an earnest job under The Senpuuji Concern, and sincerely enjoying the life of said earnest job. He went back to his original allegiance due to An Aesop he learned about friendship, in which he realized Ich, Liebe and Dich's Undying Loyalty to him. Wolfgang however, averts his malicious attitude since then, but by the threat from Exeve, he was forced to produce products that would have the potential to fatally harm The Brave Express.
- Heel–Face Turn: He was forced by Exeve to build robots for him, though he turns on him upon discovering that Exeve's master (Black Noir) had a hand in the death of Joe's father, who was a respected scientist.
- Pointy Ears: Of the drooped down variety.
- The Rival: Wolfgang wholeheartedly enjoyed the good aspects of living during his time serving The Senpuuji Concern, but he decided to head back to his allegiance not as a malicious robotic engineer to inflict intentional crime on civilians, but to rival The Brave Express Team fair-and-square because he learned to value the friendship and loyalty of Ich, Liebe and Dich.
- Spanner in the Works: Once he learned the extent of what Exeve did, Wolfgang did his best to become this trope for Exeve, spying a majority of Exeve's conversation with Black Noir and learning what they planned, and then plotting behind their backs. For the most part, it proved vital for the Brave Express' success and Black Noir's downfall: Because of his eavesdropping, he managed to discover about the Innocence Wave and delivered it to the Brave Express Team, while saving Joe from being Brainwashed and Crazy allowed him to kill Exeve, eventually sealing Black Noir's fate. Exeve learned this too late, he might have been aware on Wolfgang trying to spy on him, but thought that those wouldn't matter in the long run.
Might's rival, also well known as "Joe the Ace". He used to be an Ace Pilot in the army. Holds a strong sense of honor, and will attack anyone he sees interfering with his duels against Might. Starts off piloting Hiryu and then later Goryu.
- Anti-Hero: More or less a Disney Anti-Hero. He might do some virtuous stuffs time to time like saving Sally, but his main concerns were always getting into a fight with and defeating Might to show that 'justice' is a weak concept and the only thing that matters is skill, and later on, avenging his father. The latter also happens to involve the Big Bad, who did the same to Might's, so he ends up teaming up with Might on his own terms.
- Back for the Finale: After his suicide run, Joe wasn't seen again, so he was thought to be KIA. However, he was also seen during Might and Sally's wedding, giving his acknowledgement and blessing to them from afar due to his loner nature.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Whenever he's around Sally, Joe will inevitably be the brooding bad boy with Sally being the gentle girl trying to reach out his Hidden Heart of Gold.
- Captain Ersatz: Both of his mecha. Hiryu is a repaint of Sonic Bomber, while Goryu is a repaint of Dai Atlas, both of which are characters from Transformers Zone.
- Expy: Like several of the show's other villains, he's based off a Batman villain: in Joe's case, he shares his rival status, playing card motif, hair color and tendency to wear purple clothes with the Joker. Though, personality-wise, they're vastly different: Joe is much more honorable and dour than Joker's unrestrained villainy and attempts to make everything silly and vile in the same time.
- Hero Killer: OH GOOD GOD. He kills Tri Bomber early on for barring his way to fighting Might Gaine (though when Tri Bomber keeps getting up after it's clearly unable to fight, he relents) and later he destroys Might Gaine after multiple fights in which he got close to doing it.
- Noble Demon: In his very first fight against Might, when he saw his ally take Sally and Tetsuya hostage just so he could destroy Might Gaine for Team Wolfgang, Joe shot his friend instead, allowing Might to save the two. He might be a hunter after Might, but he does not like dirty tactics. Additionally, except against Might Gaine, he'd still give a chance for the Bombers team to retreat since they're not really his main target, but they're stubborn enough for whatever reason to challenge him (trying to make sure Might Gaine could save people somewhere, or avenging Might Gaine), which forced him to commit to the fight and when he does so, he'll move in for the kill.
- Knight of Cerebus: Joe is the only antagonist that is taken seriously, he is often seen questioning Might over Might’s philosophy of justice, and has a shot in beating him; as opposed to other antagonists whose schemes were rather daily kind of crimes or silly. That is, until an even bigger one came in form of Exeve, but Joe still has no time for silliness.
- Navel-Deep Neckline: Underneath his jacket, he wears a deep V-line spandex shirt.
- Pet the Dog: An almost literal one. When he was watching the talk show talking about the Brave Express Team alone, a cat approached him. Joe then shared his cooked food with it.
- Punny Name: His Japanese family name is "雷張", or "Raibaru", which sounds like "Rival" in Japanese, hence his English name.
- Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Joe is shown to be very irritated by Might's philosophy on "justice," therefore he'll do whatever it takes to grab Might's attention for a duel, even if it means to hold Might down from heading towards the battle grounds that needed Might the most. Which in Might's perspective, can become extremely annoying.
- The Rival: Of Might. You did took note of his last name, right?
- Rugged Scar: Not pictured, but he has a clean-cut scar on his right cheekbone.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: When he was a kid, he was as much as an idealist like Might. Then his father was killed in cold blood despite his idealism, and thus Joe Took A Level In Cynicism and hates concepts like 'justice', believing that the only thing that matters is his skill. And seeing Might proudly dedicating his battles for justice makes Joe want to puke. During the last legs of the show, while Joe pulled a Heel–Face Turn, his views on justice didn't change, but in the Super Robot Wars series, Might's efforts eventually restored Joe's faith on justice.
- Taking You with Me: Joe does a suicide run and flies his mecha right into Exeve's cockpit, impaling him on the drill. That wasn't enough to kill him, apparently.
- Troubled, but Cute: Joe saved Sally on one occasion, leaving Sally concerned, and tried to confront him on his unusual grudge against Might. Joe in turn was rather swift in opening his heart up to Sally to have some therapeutic talk, but even that didn't change his viewpoint over Might's philosophy.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: His father was a respected scientist who was forced to be involved with underground mafias and died by shielding Joe from the mafia's gunfire. That incident greatly alters Joe's outlook on what justice is.
- Wild Card: Despite being associated with Team Wolfgang, Joe is more than likely to shoot them in the back whenever Team Wolfgang attempts to violate his honor and ruined the chance to beat down Might Gaine fair and square. At one point, he's even seen working for Hoi Kow Loon instead. That was mostly on the beginning, though, once both he and Wolfgang became more entangled with Exeve's plots, both started to cooperate more often.
Ich, Liebe, and Dich
Upon tens of underlings of Professor Wolfgang, these three were the only ones remaining after Team Wolfgang's major disbandment. The three then temporarily left Wolfgang due to Wolfgang caring more about his robot creations over his comrades, becoming gangsters wondering the ghettos of the city. But then ended up trying their best to pilot their combat robot to fight The Brave Express in hopes to win their leader back.
Hoi Kow Loon
A don of the Asian Mafia from China, Loon is easily recognizable due to his large, bump-covered nose and a loud green bird perched on his shoulder named Bi-tan. He sells various robots on the black market to wealthy clients so that they can commit crimes. He takes up the alias: Shinpei Sakamoto to survive after Purple disbanded his mafia.
- Arms Dealer
- Edible Theme Naming: He's named after the common Chinese household dish: twice-cooked pork.
- His martial art style is called "The Cantonese Cuisine Martial Arts." Don't laugh on it, he really can kick your ass off!
- Expy: Following the Batman theme, being a short, portly mafioso with a large nose and affinity for birds makes him one to the Penguin.
- Gag Nose: His most defining trait. He nose is so large, it literally covers his entire mouth.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Think he's nothing but a filthy rich old geezer who can't kick anyone's ass? He can.
- Riches to Rags: Ever since he recruited Purple, Purple had been slowly degrading the mafia's power and eventually took away all of their mafia's money and member allegiance, leaving Chinja Rōsu the only member beside him.
- War for Fun and Profit
Hoi Kow Loon's subordinate and lead mechanical engineer of their underground Super Robot products. He takes up the alias: Seiji Tanaka to survive after Purple disbanded their mafia.
- Arms Dealer
- Edible Theme Naming: Like Hoi Kow Loon, his name is also based on a common Chinese household dish: pepper steak. But ironically, he's very bad at cooking.
- Riches to Rags: Purple disbanded their mafia leaving Hoi Kow Loon with nothing in his possession. Chinja Rōsu however, stays beside Hoi Kow Loon to take care of him by opening a ramen booth for their survival.
A popular rock musician loved by many, and he uses said status as a cover identity, as he secretly works for Hoi Kow Loon. But in reality, he's an undercover lieutenant for Black Noir.
- Agent Peacock: As a villainous rock musician, he can't help but to look fabulous. It's for his fans.
- Double Agent: Purple is an undercover agent for The Treasure Robotics while placed up a front in pretending to work under The Asian Mafia.
- Enemy Mine: Played With. His loyalty is either truly loyal to Black Noir's, or simply just for himself. However, in his debut, he pretends to have teamed up with Might Gaine to defeat and take over Hoi Kow Loon's group, managing to make it look like part of a staged team-up show, thanking Might and Might Gaine and allowing them to respond to the audience's cheering
- Villain with Good Publicity: He has so many fans that not only Might has troubles in exposing him, he also has to resort to subtle approaches in crimes, depending on his manager, in order to not blow his public cover and reputation.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once he decided the The Asian Mafia has outlived it's usefulness, he strips the mafia from all of their resources, and disbands their entire group squeaky clean; sending all resources to The Treasure Robotics.
- Visual Kei: He's a popular J-rocker in Nouvelle Tokyo with loads of hit songs. The ending theme, Black Diamond is even credited with his name!
A demented American criminal who wants to overthrow the Japanese government and return Japan to more feudal times; believing that modern society and technology have corrupted the traditional Japanese way of life. Usually dresses as a shogun, and has a retinue of servants.
- Dual Wielding: As opposed to wielding one katana like usual, his final mecha, the Shogun Robo, has twin katanas for use.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "Real men (does things) silently" by default. This is rendered in Super Robot Wars as "Real men shuts up— and (does things)"
- Near-Villain Victory: Shogun Mifune and his Shogun Robo was actually formidable enough that it cornered Great Might Gaine and is just one slash away from total victory. Then he looked at his falling castle, giving the opening needed by Great Might Gaine to stab him on the stomach and then defeat him.
- Verbal Tic: Has a habit to elongate some of the vowels of his words, to emulate traditional Japanese speech pattern.
- Visionary Villain: He envisions that the world would be much better with feudal Japan aesthetics and did all sorts of things to make sure the world goes back to feudal Japan lifestyle.
- Western Samurai: A very bad form of an example. Mifune is an American criminal who dresses up as a Japanese Shogun just because he likes the Japanese traditional aesthetics, vanity, and conquest mindset.
Kochou (Luna Naitou)
Kochou is a professional kunoichi affiliated under Shogun Mifune, working under one of Mifune's lead subordinates, Hanyamaru. She went undercover as an employee of The Senpuuji Railroad Aoidou Division under the name Luna Naitou to find the secret department containing The Brave Express Team mechas. Knowing Hamada is the closest person in relation to Might as she can get, she actively courts him, only to realize she started to like him for real.
- Animal Motifs: The Butterfly. Her combat mecha is designed as a butterfly as well.
Hamada: "When I try to catch you, you somehow always slip away from my fingertips."
- As to how Hamada tries to answer her question as to why he can't finish all the sketches of her:
- Back for the Finale: After she pulled off her Heroic Sacrifice act, Luna eventually came back to Hamada's side, and is seen attending Might and Sally's wedding standing in the VIP section with all the people related to The Senpuuji Concern.
- Becoming the Mask: After evaluating what her allegiance is striving for is not what she intended to be, she just went all "to hell with you guys, I'm no tool of yours anymore!"Kochou: " My name's Luna Naitou, NOT KOCHOU!!!"
- The Fashionista: She's not afraid to switch between hot pants, and Elegant Gothic Lolita.
- Foil: To Sally Yoshinaga.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She defied her boss' orders by taking down her teammates, and intervene Hanyamaru's battle with Great Might Gaine. Her robot was destroyed by Hanyamaru in the process, but that paved way for Great Might Gaine to give Hanyamaru the final blow. ... She survived the battle.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: While on a date with Hamada, she mentioned how a day like this is like a beautiful dream to her.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark feminine to Sally's light feminine.
- Little Miss Badass
- Meaningful Name: Kochou means "little butterfly," while her undercover name, while spelled in a fairly Japanese way,note can turn into a Pun to convert into the meaning: "knight from the moon."
A female criminal who goes by the alias "Pink Cat" with a large ego and over-inflated sense of self-worth. Her petty schemes are often centered around fulfilling the most whimsical of her fancies, often at the cost of others. Loves to steal valuable art pieces and treasures and other rare artifacts. Employs an all-woman gang as her lackeys.
- Alpha Bitch: Has the markings of one, despite not being a high school girl. But we can assume that if she was a schoolgirl, this would be her personality.
- Evil Is Petty: A majority of Catherine's desires tends to be rather childish or simplistic. But she tends to be very petty and overblown to get what she wants. For example, if she dislikes natto because she got her face splattered with it, in that case, she'll make everyone hate natto by drowning them inside a pool of natto, and then it extends to the destruction of chopsticks because it's one way to enjoy natto more.
- Expy: If the western audience could see the central motif of this series through Might already, it wouldn't be hard to guess who she's based on.
- It's All About Me: Basically, this defines everything Catherine does. If she wants something, usually to her own selfish benefits, she'll do everything to make it happen and maximizing the benefits just for herself. She could care less about how many people would suffer because of that. And to make matters worse, she's also VERY vain.
- Karma Houdini: Before the final arc begins, both Catherine and Audrey bumped into an escaped Shogun Mifune and got caged together, implying that she got caught. But, during the final scenes, while Mifune continued to be on the run, Catherine and Audrey are allowed to live like normal citizens, the only 'comeuppance' she got was that the Pink Cat group was dissolved so she wouldn't be able to commit any other crimes again.
- Meaningful Name: From who's name? Because Brand Names Are Better of course!
- Proud Beauty
- Spoiled Brat: She may be an older woman, but she has a rather spoiled personality with childish desires. And gets really petty about it.
- Vanity Is Feminine: Type 1. She's a very vain woman and that's a bad thing because she'll have anything wrecked to maintain her vanity.
Catherine's lead subordinate and right-hand woman. She's usually dressed in a masculine butler suit.
Ran, Suu, and Miki
A mafia team who coined themselves as "The Sweet Devils." They were hired under Purple for The Treasure Robotics as test pilots of Wolfgang's enhanced mecha based off of Goryu. And faced off The Brave Express in episode 41.
Six & Seven
Subordinates of Exeve.
The CEO of Treasure Robotics.
- Brainwashed: Originally a meek man named "K. Enomoto," Enomoto fell into the hands of Black Noir and was brainwashed into it's puppet in creating the TR business empire, and laid the traps to lure Might and Joe's parents to their deaths.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Exeve is killed when Joe flies Goryu's jet mode through the cockpit of his mecha, impaling him on the drill.
- You Have Failed Me: In a Badass Fingersnap, Exeve can set his men that failed him ablaze as they die in agony, as both Six & Seven learned the hard way.
- Big Bad
- Final Boss: The last enemy fought in the series. And what he was meant to be.
- Heel Realization: As he dies, Black Noir questions if, instead of being the player of his game, he was actually the villain.
- Walking Spoiler: The last major antagonist of the show, he houses the biggest Plot Twist of the entire series.