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Due to its buffer state status, Crossbell is only allowed a relatively small Self-Defense Force of their own, in the frontier gates of both Erebonia and Calvard. They more or less an army In Name Only as they don't have the technology to counter the Empire's dreaded railway guns and the Republic's airship fleet. As such, they are often associated with the Crossbell Police and the local Bracer Guild during national incidents.

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The Crossbell Police acts as the main law enforcement agency within the borders of the country, but lacks in power because of the growing influence of mafias and politicians from the two bordering countries. As a response to that, former Chief Inspector Serguei founded an additional branch to the Crossbell Police, named Special Support Section, whose role is to take a more down-to-earth and subtle approch for resolving cases, not unlike Bracers. The main characters of the Crossbell Arc all belong to this new group, with additional members later on.

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Special Support Section

    Lloyd Bannings 
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Click here to see Lloyd as he appears in Cold Steel II 
Click here to see Lloyd as he appears in Cold Steel IV 
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English, Cold Steel II)

A rookie police detective who found himself effectively placed in charge of the Special Support Section. He believes strongly in justice and has faith that he and his companions can make a real difference to the troubled city of Crossbell. He is also driven to solve the mystery of his brother's death three years ago.


  • Accidental Pervert: Gets a handful of Sully's nearly non-existent chest while trying to restrain her, thinking she's a boy.
  • Arc Words: "Get over the barrier"
  • A Taste of Power: In Cold Steel IV, he, Elie, Estelle, Joshua, and Renne start off at level 88, their Master Quartz at level 5note  and have mid-game tier quartz equipped. As soon as their prologue chapter ends, players are then stuck with Juna, Kurt, and Altina with barely any starting equipment. Randy is also at a lower level than the prologue party members but is more of a Crutch Character when he first joins.
  • Big Brother Worship : Lloyd thinks his brother was the model he should always strive for to be.
  • The Cameo: In Cold Steel III, he makes an appearance that has him watching the Derfflinger alongside Arios and KeA going away from Crossbell. He fist bumps the air, and Rean responds in kind.
  • Chick Magnet: Elie, Tio, Noel, and maybe Rixia all have feelings for him.
    • Clueless Chick Magnet: Just like his brother Guy, he has a really hard time noticing these kinds of feelings. Kicking sense into them may need to be involved. To Elie's annoyance, it hasn't gone away by the time of Cold Steel IV, though Lloyd tries to downplay it by claiming to not be as bad as Rean.
  • Deadly Upgrade: "Burning Heart." The deadly part goes away in Cold Steel IV, making it more of Super Mode.
  • Dual Tonfas: Lloyd's preferred method of fighting (which he inherited from Guy), and as a bonus he's a police officer.
  • Dueling Player Characters: He ends up facing Rean at the bottom of Geofront while he and Rixia are planning to wipe out the Orbal Net.
  • Enemy Mine : He teams up with Garcia in order to break out of prison and with Cao as part of the resistance.
  • Fugitive Arc: Gets one when he and Garcia break out of prison. Then he gets another one during the Divertissment of Cold Steel II and throughout Cold Steel III where he's a wanted man alongside Arios, KeA, and Rixia.
  • Guile Hero: As beffiting a detective, Lloyd is one of the smartest characters in the game.
    • Retains this aspect of his character in Cold Steel IV. He is notably able to discern that the Great Twilight was caused by a series of forces in play working in the background, rather than Rean solely being responsible.
  • In-Series Nickname: Ilya calls Lloyd Otouto-kun (Little Brother) because that's how Cecile described him. Soon, all the other nurses at St. Ursula are also calling Lloyd this, imitating Ilya imitating Cecile.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: His "Rising Sun" S-Craft ends with a fiery dragon coming up from the ground and swallowing his enemies.
  • The Leader: As the only member of SSS who has complete police training, he reluctantly has to accept this role.
  • Limit Break: His S-Crafts in Zero are "Tiger Charge" and "Rising Sun," with Ao also giving him "Meteor Breaker." For his appearances in the Cold Steel games, he keeps "Rising Sun."
  • Nice Guy: He's a pretty stand-up guy, which helps explain some of his "popularity."
  • Papa Wolf: Don't touch his daughter. He would jump into a portal to who knows where to prevent her from killing herself
  • Parental Substitute : To KeA
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II but with a twist: he's the playable guy while the protagonist of that game is his major antagonist in the Crossbell portion of the game.
  • Pre-Climax Climax : Downplayed but this happens if you go for Elie's bondings events at the end of both games. In their final event in Zero, they nearly kisses until a Moment Killer stop them and in Ao, they finally kiss with an added Love Confession.
  • Promotion to Parent: Ends up adopting KeA with the rest of the SSS.
  • The Leader: He gets the job the day the SSS is formed by virtue of being the only member to have completed the full course of training at Crossbell's Police Academy.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: He begins to remember events from the original timeline in the form of dreams.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Poor Lloyd has to say this a lot, mainly to Cecile.
  • Teleport Spam: His Rising Sun S-Craft has him teleporting around and hitting his enemies at various angles.
  • Worthy Opponent : A feeling Rean shares.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Ends up giving this pep talk to Rean in Cold Steel IV when Rean doesn't accept his handshake because of Rean's perceived failure of dragging the entire world to a war against the empire and that Crossbell is going to be affected by it. Rean ends up accepting the handshake after the pep talk.

    Elie MacDowell 
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Click here to see Elie as she appears in Cold Steel IV 
Voiced by: Aya Endo
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Cold Steel IV | Origins

The granddaughter of Mayor MacDowell who dreams of reforming Crossbell's corrupt political system. She joins the SSS believing it can be a force for change.


  • A-Cup Angst: Ironically, despite others verbally expressing this towards her, during Ao's Beach Episode, Cecile compliments her figure, and Elie can't help but think in a rather awkward voice that it doesn't mean much coming from her.
  • A Taste of Power: See Lloyd's entry above in relation to Cold Steel IV.
  • Beam Spam: Her "Aerial Cannon" and "Divine Crusade" S-Crafts, with the latter adding Roboteching and Yin-Yang Bomb for extra awesomeness.
  • Birds of a Feather: Cold Steel IV shows her getting along swimmingly with Alisa, whom she is noted as being quite similar to.
  • The Bus Came Back: She was only mentioned in Cold Steel III, with Alisa looking forward to meeting her at the end of Chapter 2 (and Randy and Sharon thinking that they'll get along quite well), but she (along with Lloyd) was one of the first characters shown for Cold Steel IV: The End of Saga.
  • Buxom Is Better: The A-Cup Angst felt by Tio and Shirley (as listed in their entries) is directed towards her.
  • Connected All Along: Cold Steel IV reveals that she's distantly related to Aurelia on Elie's mother's side. The clue is in their silver hair.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: She spent some time studying abroad prior to the events of Zero.
  • Gag Boobs: Elie has always been well-endowed, but by Cold Steel IV, it's gotten ridiculous note . Lampshaded by Randy who questions whether or not she grew again much to her annoyance when they finally meet up during the game. Tio also complains about not being able to breathe when Elie decides to give her a hug too.
  • The Gunslinger: It's her weapon of choice so automatically this trope applies.
    • Gun Fu: Not at all her normal style but her Wild Swan is pretty much this trope in a nutshell.
    • Guns Akimbo: Her 3rd S-Craft "Divine Crusader" is this basically.
    • Gun Twirling: She twirls her gun before using Aura Rain.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Lloyd. In a fashion similar Alisa later on, she tends to have the most Ship Tease with him, and her final events are much more straightforwardly romantic. She also acts as the "Mom" to Lloyd's "Dad" when it comes to KeA. Further solidifying this, in Sen no Kiseki Character Maniacs, a material book released by Falcom for its 15th Anniversary, Elie's relationship segment features an arrow between her and Lloyd that mutually points to them both and states love.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Her nice coat stands out. Also, she goes around in heeled cowboy boots.
  • Instant Runes: Her Aerial Cannon attack creates one of these at the end of her gun, which is then used to rapid-fire a whole lot of energy beams at the enemy.
  • Limit Break: Her S-Crafts in Zero are "Aura Rain" and "Aerial Cannon," with Ao adding in "Divine Crusade." Cold Steel IV opts to have "Aura Rain" as her sole S-Craft.
  • Nice Girl: A very polite and sweet girl. Not that you should underestimate her, though.
  • The Ojou: Notably, even before everyone found out her grandfather was the mayor, Randy called her "Ojou" in place of her name.
  • Older Is Better: Played with; her handgun looks old, but it's been modified with the latest technology.
  • Parental Substitute : Together with Lloyd to KeA.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Her parents divorced, left Crossbell and left Elie with her grandfather. She meets up again with her mother in Cold Steel IV as one of the side quests in the final chapter of the game.
  • Secret Keeper: She knows the Gralsritter exist and knows Ries is a member and when the two meet up again for the first time in Ao, Ries asks Elie to keep quiet.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Elie would like to remind you that just because she comes from a wealthy family, is extremely polite and wears pink doesn't mean she's not every bit as capable as anyone else in the SSS. If necessary, she'll be happy to remind you at gunpoint.
  • Shared Family Quirks : Like her grandfather, she is fond of bitter food.
  • Shipper on Deck : Downplayed, but she seems quite interested by the talk between Lechter and Kloe.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Elie is afraid of ghosts and is less than thrilled when an investigation into strange happenings at an old ruin turn into Ghostbusting 101. To be fair, when ghosts are very real and want to kill you, being afraid of them isn't that unreasonable.

    Randy Orlando 
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Click here to see Randy as he appears in Cold Steel III & IV 
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Jonah Scott (English, Cold Steel III)

A former member of the Crossbell Guardian Force. He joins the SSS by request of Vice-Commander Sonya.


  • Ace Custom: Averted; in Cold Steel III, when he serves as an opponent and later playable character in Panzer Soldat training battles, he uses a standard Hector. The giant Stun Halberd doesn't count, as there's giant variations of all the campus's pilots available.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Performs one of these on Mireille in his first appearance in Ao. He's flirting with her at the time.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His Berserker. Having a BFS and a BFG combined in a single weapon is nice but it requires day to day maintenance to run effectively.
  • Badass Decay: Subverted. When Shirley met him after his departure from Red Constellation, she is quick to remind him that he used to be her badass cousin Randy and that she is quite disappointed in him leading to this trope. Then after fighting Randy's former right-hand man in Red Constellation, he commands Randy for being even stronger than his days in the corps.
  • Badass Teacher: He teaches battle tactics in Cold Steel III.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: Berserker is Randy's most powerful weapon and consists of a machine gun with a BFS. It's also limited as Randy's Limit Break.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He's the oldest of the SSS members (21 at the start of Zero), and Lloyd even notes how he acts like a big brother towards the rest of them. He also slowly becomes this for Rean in Cold Steel III (he's 24 by Cold Steel III).
  • The Big Guy: The biggest and physically strongest member of the SSS. He's also taller than anybody at Thors Branch Campus.
  • Blade on a Stick: His Stun Halberd, which is standard equipment for CGF members.
  • Cast From Hitpoints: He's the resident Wild Rage user of the Crossbell arc.
  • Child Soldier: His past as a member of Red Constellation.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He's not above hitting on every reasonably attractive female he runs into but he's also a genuinely nice guy and you don't want to make any of the ladies cry if he's around to see it. During the 70th anniversary celebration, he works out a schedule so he can spend time with every woman he's flirted with.
    • Played with in the Special Collection Book, where his profile section includes in-character comments on a number of female characters.
  • Cool Teacher: In Cold Steel III, he ends up teaching at Thors II.
  • Crutch Character: In Cold Steel IV, he assumes this position compared to Juna, Kurt, and Altina who lost a lot of levels between Cold Steel III and Cold Steel IV, sleeping for two whole weeks. He ends up being level 50 while the rest start at level 28. Once a week has passed in-game, they have the same level though Randy is still more powerful than any of them especially since his S-Craft is ranked 4S+ compared to everyone else. Not to mention, his Brave Order buff to the entire party only lasts for four turns and the level 3 buffs he gives to the party only lasts one turn rather than the standard two turns. He also leaves the party after players return to Eryn with Ash.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He's the son of the leader of the most powerful Jaeger group in western Zemuria and has literally grown up on the battlefield and been killing people since the age of nine.
  • DLC: Players can grab his red jacket from the Crossbell arc in Cold Steel IV as his DLC costume.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: This is what got him booted from the CGF prior to the start of Zero; he refused to train with the rifle and his commander pitched a fit. They remind him uncomfortably of his past.
  • First-Name Basis: For the first chapter of Cold Steel III, he refers to Rean by his last name, but decides to stop in Chapter 2, even giving Rean the okay to call him "Randy." This is the first sign of the two of them becoming friends.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: He seems to be of this opinion, judging by his comments when he sees how Mariabell interacts with Elie.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: For only one Soldat fight in Cold Steel III. He doesn't even get a victory quote nor do both Rean and Randy call each other by names when they execute their Combination Attack, unlike other characters. In Cold Steel IV, he's playable on-foot during the first part of Chapter 1 before leaving, only to return during Chapter 2, and be consistently available afterwards, with the exceptions of Chapter 3's Sanctuary of Luna, as well as the final dungeon. You can, however, use him for the final boss, allowing you to finally team him up alongside Agate and Gaius for Wild Rage fun.
  • Hot Teacher: Some of his female students do find him attractive.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: The biggest reason why he left the Red Constellation: he inadvertently killed the one friend he made on his first major operation where he attacks the village that his friend lives at.
  • Implied Love Interest: With Mireille.
  • Kill It with Fire: His Orbment includes Fire-restricted Slots and he has several Crafts based around the theme, including Salamander and Crimson Gale, which can set targets on fire as a secondary effect.
  • La Résistance: He joins up with Mireille and the rest of the Bellguard CGF members who refused to go along with Dieter's plan near the end of Ao. Naturally, he also joins the larger group that forms the resistance against Erebonian occupation following the conclusion of the game.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: His reason for joining Thors II in Cold Steel III is well known by fans because he's spying for the resistance. Downplayed in that Erebonia has so many problems, he's ends up spending most of his time assisting the protagonists.
  • Likes Older Women: As shown with his positive reaction to Cecile being two years older than him. A reaction he shows again when Sharon replies that she's one year older than him in ''Cold Steel III''.
  • Limit Break: His S-Crafts in Zero are "Crimson Gale" and "Death Scorpions," with Ao adding in "Berserker."note  Cold Steel IV keeps "Berserker" as his sole S-Craft, with "Crimson Gale" and "Death Scorpion" becoming his regular crafts alongside "Wild Rage".
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon:His Berserker is a mix of what looks like a big submachine gun and blade.
  • The Nicknamer: Most commonly "Ojou" for Elie, "Tiosuke" for Tio/"Tio Tot", and "Ke-bou"note  for KeA. In Cold Steel III, this extends to Juna, calling her "Ju-bounote /"Junie". Cold Steel IV has him calling Altina "Alkichi" and tries to have one with Machias as "Ma-chi"note  with the latter three not really wanting to have one.
  • One-Hit KO: Death Storm has a chance to inflict instant death.
  • Playing with Fire: His primary element is fire and "Crimson Gale" inflicts burn damage as he slices with his halberd while shooting fire.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: In Cold Steel III, serving as an instructor at Thors Reeves Branch for Class VIII. He's never playable on foot, but you do use him during a Panzer Soldat training battle. Cold Steel IV finally makes him playable.
  • The Reveal: He's the son of the former leader of the Red Constellation jaegers. And Berserker was made by the Black Workshop alongside Shirley's Testa-Rossa.
  • Red Baron: "The Red Reaper."
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Anytime he uses "Death Scorpion", his eyes turn red.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against the entirety of Red Constellation after they launch the first phase of their attack. Unfortunately, Shirley's chainsaw makes short work of Randy's hastily refurbished Berserker.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Having previously been Noel's senior in the CGF, she always refers to him as "Randy-sempai." As does Juna, due to his being in SSS.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: In Cold Steel III, he will always deny Mireille being his special someone whenever it's brought up. Given how Tio threatening to call her got him to stop hitting on Sharon, it's safe to say he's not all that convincing.
  • Secret Keeper: He figures out that Łazy is a member of the Gralsritter based on his interactions with Ries but keeps quiet about it. In exchange, Łazy keeps quiet about his crusade against Red Constellation. He also ends up being one of the first non-Class VII member to find out that Rean is Osborne's son.
  • Verbal Tic: He's fond of sticking a hard 'ssu' into his sentences, not always at the end.
  • Wrecked Weapon: He brings his Berserker out of storage and has it refurbished, only for it to be almost immediately destroyed by Shirley. It's fixed (again) in time for the final Chapter.

    Tio Plato 
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Click here to see Tio as she appears in Cold Steel III & IV 
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (Japanese), Kayli Mills (English, Cold Steel III)

A very young researcher for the Epstein Foundation, assigned to the newly formed Special Support Section of the CSPD to perform field tests on the new Enigma-model Tactical Orbment and the Orbal Staff. She remains officially a member of the Foundation and is supposed to stay out of harm's way as much as possible. She doesn't.


  • A-Cup Angst: In her special scene in Ao, she apologizes for not being as fun to hug as Elie. Averted in Cold Steel III where she has been budding, though not to the levels of the other female characters.
  • Black Magician Girl: The reworked Quartz system means that her Water alignment leans less severely towards support casting than in the previous trilogy. In both looks and general role she's easily this trope, although her personality is atypical for the trope.
  • Boom Stick: When in Gunner Mode, her Orbal Staff is a rather literal version of this.
  • Catchphrase: What a bothernote .
  • Chainmail Bikini: Her chest armor, which she sometimes forgets she's wearing.
  • Child Mage: The youngest SSS member and the best caster, at least until Łazy joins in Ao. Since she's a field researcher for the Epstein Foundation and magic in the series involves skillful manipulation of Tactical Orbments her skill is less a function of age and more experience at handling the prototype technology in question.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was one of the many children abducted by the D∴G Cult and used in their horrific Gnosis experiments. She is also the only one to have survived of all the children at the Lodge where she was taken.
  • Fangirl: She is a huge fangirl of Mishy, the mascot of Mishelam Wonderland.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Heroic BSoD: During a sidequest in Ao, Tio can learn a truth that shakes the foundations of her world: Beneath the costume, Michey is a middle-aged man. She spends the remainder of the sidequest in a state of shock.
  • An Ice Person: Absolute Zero, Mega Zero Cannon and Cold Gehenna reflect her elemental slant towards Water.
  • Little Girls Kick Shins: For a given value of 'little girl', Tio indulges in a bit of this while trying to let Lloyd know that he's Not So Different from his brother in certain ways.
  • Laser Blade: Her Beam Zanber, combining this trope with a shoutout to Nanoha and Crossbone Gundam.
  • Limit Break: Her S-Crafts in Zero are "Aether Buster" and "Zero Field," with Ao also giving her "Eidron Gear." For the Cold Steel games, her S-Craft is "Aether Strike."
  • Little Miss Snarker: She has her moments. Lots of moments.
  • Magic Staff: She's the first playable character to use Orbal Staff as a weapon of choice.
  • Mission Control: She and Elise support Rean, Class VII, Randy, and Tita in Cold Steel IV, guiding them through Level X in the Einhell Fortress. She also ends up doing this in the epilogue of Cold Steel IV during the liberation of Crossbell.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: She reappears in Cold Steel III, having become business partners-of-sorts with Alisa as representatives of of the Epstein Foundation and Reinford Company respectively. She even joins as a Guest-Star Party Member on 2 occasions.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Let's see, young (she's 14), pale skin, blue hair, golden eyes, emotionally detached but becomes less so over time and her Dark and Troubled Past explains the eyes and detachment. Yep, she fits the bill all right and she is awesome.
  • Serious Business: Michey, the mascot character of Michelam Wonderland. Her room is full of MWL merchandise (and later some Kagemaru goods), her room decoration scene is all about her love of cat-related things, at one point she give Sully a lecture on the importance of Michey and the one question she absolutely has to ask a fortune-teller is 'how compatible are Michey and I?'.
  • She's All Grown Up: Her appearance in Cold Steel III where it takes place one year and six months before Crossbell is liberated, making her 16-years old.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: During the Crossbell arc but she grows out of it by the Erebonia arc.
  • The Smart Guy: She serves as the tech-savvy member of the SSS. Doubles as Shorter Means Smarter, as she's also the youngest and smallest member.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She's capable of understanding Zeit (a big damn wolf) and explaining what he says to the rest of the party.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: While she may seem cool and distant, she's actually kind and considerate.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes
  • Super Senses: Tio's senses are extremely acute as a result of her exposure to Gnosis; the headband sensors are really more to conceal that she's doing all the detecting herself.
    • This winds up being a disadvantage to her as well. Hearing the sounds of slaughter a room away greatly distressed her, a person shouting in the same room caused her visible pain.
  • Super Prototype: The Orbal Staffs used by Eliot and Emma in the next game are less sophisticated than Tio's original model in terms of variety.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Magical staff, laser blade and multi-mode BFG in one compact package.
  • Tsundere: A mild example, mostly directed at Lloyd.
  • Tears of Joy: Played for laughs when the group visit Michelam Wonderland.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Tio's "Ether Buster" is a handheld one of these.
  • Wingding Eyes: Anything involving Mishy will get her riled up with her eyes glowing. Even the night before the world war in Cold Steel IV where she watches Mishy alongside a bunch of kids.

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    Serguei Lou 
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Origins

The senior officer in charge of the Special Support Section, Sergei is a highly competent cop who mostly spends his time ignoring his subordinates and smoking.


  • Amicably Divorced: With Sonya.
  • The Slacker: Sergei has a very hands-off management style, which is to say, he doesn't have his hands on the wheel at all.

    Zeit 
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Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Takeshita, Daisuke Hirakawa (drama CD), Osamu Ryuutani (Ao Evolution)
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Origins

A Divine Wolf, a rare species of wolf that was thought to be legendary. He makes himself a part of the SSS after saving them from a group of mafia thugs. He is far more intelligent than a normal wolf and Tio and KeA both claim to be able to understand him.


  • Big Damn Heroes: He reveals his true form to save Lloyd from the CGF at the end of the Fragment Chapter.
  • Canine Companion: To the SSS, by his own choice. They use him to help find people on occasion and Tio can summon him as one of her Crafts. According to her, Zeit decided to hang out with them because it looked like they couldn't keep out of trouble on their own.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Yes, even the wolf snarks at the SSS. It's not entirely clear if his additional snarking at Lloyd in Ao's Intermission was something he said or an editorial added by Tio.
  • Hero of Another Story: In the final chapter of Cold Steel IV ,he is mentioned as being on the frontlines of the World War.
  • Loophole Abuse: Like Ragnard he was bound by a contract to watch and not interfere. Once the original Demiourgos destroyed itself, he decided his contract no longer held, even over the 1200 year process of recreating the lost Treasure. He uses this to justify helping the SSS in Zero, then revealing his true form at the end of Ao.
  • Noble Wolf: He's big, he's badass and he helps the SSS of his own free will.
  • Papa Wolf: It comes with the territory of being a badass wolf. Don't threaten the SSS, especially not the little girls who can understand him.
  • Sleepyhead: He spends most of his time dozing around the SSS Building, usually either on the roof or in the main room.
  • Summon Magic: In an unusual example, he is the summon, as one of Tio's Crafts essentially calls him and turns him into a one-shot Support Character placed randomly into the current turn order. He will randomly either attack all enemies with Sky Fang or drop their DEF by 25% with Howl. Both moves will also inflict AT Delay.
  • Talking Animal: He can communicate but only Tio and KeA can understand what he's saying, everyone else just hears growls. Played entirely straight when he reveals that he is a Sacred Beast much like Ragnard and can communicate in human speech just fine when he chooses to. Several characters have trouble getting used to this

    Noel Seeker 

See her entry in Crossbell Guardian Force.

    Łazy Hemisphere 

See his entry in Saber Viper and Testaments.

Police and Military

    Crossbell Police Department 

Alex Dudley

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Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Origins

An investigator in the elite First Division, he and the SSS clash over jurisdiction and he is one of many police officers who dismiss the SSS as nothing more than a publicity stunt.


  • The Ace: Of the First Division.
  • Crutch Character: When he joins you, he is usually a few levels above your party, and in Ao's chapter 2, joins with a weapon which wouldn't be out of place in the Final Chapter. This is to reflect his experience.
  • Coat Over the Shoulder: He sometimes poses like this in official artwork and the coat comes off dramatically when executing his S-Crafts.
  • Defrosting Ice King: After seeing their determination and ability to get results, he warms up to the SSS and starts working with them instead of against them.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Is the last playable to character to officially join the party in Ao.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In Zero.
  • Hand Cannon: He uses a military-grade Orbal Pistol, noted to be rather heavy but with incredible stopping power.
  • La Résistance: Forms one with other CSPD members following the awakening of Azure Demiourgos, which is folded into the larger anti-Erebonian resistance after the end of the game.
  • Last-Name Basis: He calls everyone in the SSS by their last names, in contrast to the much more informal First-Name Basis that most everyone else is on.
  • Limit Break: His S-Craft in Zero is "Justice Hammer," with Ao throwing in "Justice Magnum."
  • Not So Above It All : About shoes. He is quite picky about his leather shoes and have them tailor-mades, and when Lloyd comment that he mostly wears sneakers, he explains the advantages of his shoes compared to Lloyd.
  • Out of Focus: He's really out of focus in Ao, being playable in the first dungeon and then only appearing sporadically after that until almost the final dungeon. He's also absent from both the Michelam Wonderland intermission and the special bond scenes at the end of the game.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: He carries a shotgun for use in one of his Crafts. It comes with the enviable bonus of lowering DEF by 50% and having a huge effect area.
  • Shout-Out: He's able to perform Gawaine's Justice Hammer with nothing but his bare hands. The original user of that move needed a giant mace.

Fran Seeker

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Voiced by: Moyu Arishima
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Origins

Noel's younger sister (and biggest fan), she works as a receptionist at CSPD Headquarters and coordinates the SSS' assignments.


  • Bandage Babe: After being injured during Red Constellation's attack on Crossbell.
  • Big Sister Worship: She adores her older sister. A lot.
  • Heroic BSoD: Despite her adoration for Noel, she manages to avoid this when she finds herself on the opposide side of the conflict and is certain that if she just talks to Noel, everything will be okay. Not that she isn't a bit depressed but she gets over it remarkably quickly.
  • Mission Control: She's responsible for supporting the SSS from headquarters and doesn't do field work. This eventually gives her the opportunity to support her beloved Noel directly.
  • Playful Hacker: She has mild shades of this but she's overshadowed by several other characters who are much better at it.
  • Shout-Out: Her beloved stuffed animal Ban Ban originated in the Gagharv Trilogy.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the girly girl to Noel's tomboy.

Pierre

Guy Bannings

See his entry in Posthumous Characters.

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Noël Seeker

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Voiced by: Masumi Asano
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Origins

A rising star of the Crossbell Guardian Force holding the rank of Sergeant Major. She works with the SSS during the events of Zero and becomes a member herself in Ao. She acts as the cool big sister to the entire team as well as the driver of their new car.


  • Ascended Extra: She go from a one-time party member in Zero to a full fledged party member in Ao.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Despite being somewhat exasperated by Fran's constant adoration, Noel will always look out for her sister. Her overreaction to finding out that Fran had 'someone she loves' was priceless. Said person was of course Noel herself
  • Car Fu : During the final chapter of Zero, she save the party from the CGF's armored cars by ramming them with her own.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: More than anyone else involved in Dieter's plan, she suffers from this and really doesn't want to fight her True Companions. Which didn't prevent her from arresting you at the end of Chapter 4 though it does convince her to listen to you the next time you meet
  • Cool Big Sis: In Fran's eyes, nobody could be cooler than Noel. She's also this to the team as a whole once she joins the SSS, despite being the same age as Lloyd and Elie (18).
  • Cool Hat: Her beret, which is part of the standard CGF uniform.
  • Designated Driver: Not because of the usual reasons but because she's the only member of the team who knows how to drive in the first place. When she returns to the CGF, the characters mention that she taught the rest of them how to drive offscreen.
  • Dual Wielding: Her primary weapon is a pair of SMGs.
  • Duel Boss: In the final chapter of Ao, she spotted the party infiltrating Tangram Gate and Lloyd face her in a duel. Following his win, she deflect back to the party.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty : When she teaches the party how to drive, Łazy describe her as such. Of course, Łazy's behaviour may have something to do with it.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Justified, as it's not a personal costume, but the standard clothing of the new Crossbell Defense Force.
  • Fangirl: Of Julia Schwarz.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In Zero.
  • Healing Shiv: Energy Missile, a nod to Tita's Vital Cannon.
  • Insistent Terminology: Tries to make Fran address her more formally after joining the SSS, putting them in the position of interacting on a daily basis while on the job. It doesn't work.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover
  • Limit Break: Zero has "Blast Storm" as her S-Craft, with Ao adding in "Armed Force."
  • More Dakka: Both of her S-Crafts. Blast Storm has her unload her entire arsenal on the enemy in one go. Armed Force has her call in support from a couple of CGF armored cars, complete with a Macross Missile Massacre.
  • Maybe Ever After : With Lloyd if you choose her for the last bonding event in Ao.
  • Otaku: Of cars. Somewhat understandable since they're a very new invention and she's one of the first people to get to use one. Not that it prevents the rest of the team from remarking on her obsession. She also enjoys motorbike races.
  • Sixth Ranger: Joins the SSS alongside Łazy in Ao.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Briefly during Dieter's plan to free Crossbell from all external influence, although in her case it's more Just Following Orders than any actual desire to betray her former True Companions
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy to Fran's girly girl.
  • Walking Armory: Noel is basically a grown up version of Tita and carries a lot more gun. Aside from her SMGs she has grenades, a missile launcher, an electromagnetic net launcher and an assault rifle. She unloads all of this on the enemy at once while performing Blast Storm.
    • She even manages to fit a Stun Halberd into her arsenal somehow, though she doesn't use it that frequently.

Sonya Baelz

Voiced by: Naomi Shindo
Appearances: Zero | Ao

The sub-commander (later promoted to commander) of the CGF.


  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even after her superior officer booted Randy from the CGF, she still made the effort to recommend him to the Crossbell Police.

Mireille

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Voiced by: Mai Nakahara
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Origins

A warrant officer (later promoted to ensign) in the CGF.


  • Ascended Extra: In Ao, she gets her own portrait, as well as a role in the main story instead of just sidequests.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She, along with several other members of the CGF, were forcibly given Gnosis so that they could be controlled by the Cult and attack the Crossbell Police.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: She has this reputation among her fellow CGF members.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Due to the commander's antics, she is basically in charge of Bellguard Gate.
  • Implied Love Interest: With the amount of Ship Tease between them, it's safe to say she is this with Randy.
  • It Was a Gift: She has a brooch that Randy gave to her as congratulations for her promotion. Her deep cherishing of it is one notable example of her real feelings towards him. Granted, she'll still probably claim it's nothing special.
  • La Résistance: She and the rest of the Bellguard CGF members refused to go along with Dieter's plan near the end of Ao, which led to this. Naturally, she also joins the larger group that forms the resistance against Erebonian occupation following the conclusion of the game.
  • Tsundere: Towards Randy, complete with frequent adding of "Stupidnote " to his name. She cares for him, but in part due to his general attitude, she hides her interest behind her general frustration with him.

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