Characters of Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Beware! Some unmarked spoilers below.
Part of the esteemed Ranger Battalion of the Edinburgh Army and the primary viewpoint characters of the game. Lead by Lieutenant Claude Wallace, the group gained early notoriety by enrolling and later passing the ranger course together as a unit. Since then they have gained a reputation for completing dangerous and even "impossible" missions. Their motto is "It will be done".
- Badass Crew: The Ranger Corp is famous for this in general and Squad E is well-known even among them.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Many of the members of Squad E are... unusual to say the least. Nevertheless, the always get the job done. They are objectively more powerful than most of the enemies they encounter.
- Dysfunction Junction: Most of them have tragic and/or complicated backstories, which is lampshaded by Stanley in his Squad Story.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: The Squad are Ranger-trained soldiers with the EA.
- Expy: They are clearly based on the real life 101st Airborne Divisions Easy Company. Squad E is even nicknamed Easy Platoon and they belong to the Federations 101st Edinburgh Division.
- At one point the squad is ordered to Hold the Line against an enemy counteroffensive in the middle of winter in order to buy time for the rest of the army to regroup. They soon end up surrounded and behind enemy lines in a desperate Last Stand. This is similar to the role the 101st played during the Battle of the Bulge, when they were ordered to hold the town of Bastogne and stall the German advance for as long as possible.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The main characters fit this dynamic. Claude is melancholic, Riley is choleric, Raz is sanguine, and Kai is phlegmatic.
- It Has Been an Honor: Each of the squad members has a variation of this line when picked to be Raz's partner in his suicide mission, knowing they're going to die with him.
- Multinational Team: Squad E is comprised of soldiers from multiple different countries, including many Gallians.
- Only Sane Man: The groups of three friends in the Squad Stories often play out like this. One example is a trio with someone who pretends to be a Norse god, a girl who is convinced she is a harbinger of doom, and... a guy who's pretty friendly. Or a man from fantasy America ("Vinland") who cracks awful jokes more than half the time he opens his mouth, a girl who has worn an iron mask for almost her entire life, and... a woman who is caring and very strong.
- Secret Keeper: Everyone (except when Riley arrived) kept the secret that the Kai in their unit is a girl and not Kai the man. Only Claude and Raz knew that Kai left the Rangers for another reason.
- Sole Survivor: The only Ranger squad to avoid debilitating losses after Operation Northern Cross fell apart.
- True Companions: For all the conflicting personalities and histories of its members, one of Squad E's greatest strengths is their ability to work together as a unit and achieve their goals.
Voiced by: Ryosuke Kanemoto (Japanese), Max Mittelman (English)
The commanding officer of Squad E. He commands a battle tank, the Hafen, in combat.
- The Ace: Claude excels at virtually everything and graduated from the academy with top honors. His exploits as a commander have gained him even further recognition, eventually earning him a promotion as Captain of his division and placed in charge of leading Operation "Cygnus".
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Starts the game as a Lieutenant but gets promoted to Captain after leading his squad over the mountains and meeting with the Cygnus fleet.
- Born Winner: From Minerva's perspective, which infuriates her to no end because he's consistently scored higher marks and has earned greater distinction, despite all her efforts to even try competing with him.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Because he is occasionally viewed as a coward by his friends and allies alike, he is as such nicknamed "Scaredy-Claude". All this despite the fact that even by the time the game starts, he's certainly no coward. He's never as brave/foolish as many others in his squad though, most notably Raz.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: He certainly does, having been in love with Riley since childhood and still carrying a torch for her even as an adult.
- Face Death with Dignity: With no hope of escaping a sinking Centurion, Claude was prepared to accept his fate and go down with Centurion, alongside Riley, Miles, Angie, and Hafen. One of Centurion's gun deck plates, however, conveniently breaks off and stations itself on land at the last minute, which Miles immediately drives down to and gets his comrades out of harm's way, escaping their demise.
- The Leader: He's the commanding officer of Squad E.
- Living Emotional Crutch: It's very clear if not for his friends, Claude would've crossed the Despair Event Horizon thanks to the war. Even more so when it comes to Riley. In the game, after pulling off a particularly difficult mission, Claude admits that he could keep on fighting because he knows Riley is there for him.
- My Greatest Failure: Stopping Riley from entering the burning Miller Company factory to save her family in their youth. This left him an Empty Shell until a fight with Raz snapped him out of it a few years before the game, and it drives him to prove to his childhood friends, especially Riley, that he has changed for the better.
- Reluctant Hero: Thanks to his tactical genius, Claude eventually become a military hero to the crew of Centurion and the army as a whole. He is very unhappy with this, as being hero meant that the military will gives him the most difficult mission, many that are often at odds with his own sense of morality. Like detonating a nuke in one of the largest cities in the world. Ouch.
- Required Party Member: Claude is in almost every mission. If the Hafen is unavailable, Claude will fight as a scout.
- Revenge Before Reason: He briefly throws a fit when he is informed that the Empire has announced a ceasefire, frustrated that he has lost his chance to take them down once and for all. He quickly gets out of it, however, after Riley consoles him.
- Skewed Priorities: For all his alleged brilliance, the reasoning behind some of Claude's decisions seems skewed. Such as when he "rehabilitates" Emmy, Viola, and Simon for insubordinate behavior by putting them through mock combat against the Ranger Corp., which nearly got all three of them killed. Yet, he saw no problem with Kai betraying them and let it slide without any disciplinary action and no questions asked.
- Unique Protagonist Asset: His "Wind Talk" ability. With it he is able to predict changes in the weather with almost perfect accuracy. This gives him the edge in many military maneuvers and is part of Squad E's success.
Voiced by: Nao Touyama (Japanese), Kayli Mills (English)
An inventor who specialises in ragnite technology, and a childhood friend of Claude's.
- The Atoner: Why she is so hellbent on saving Angie during the final parts of the story, since she is fully aware of how completing her father's research and handed it over to Vinland indirectly contributed to her suffering as Valkyria test subject.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Riley has a real talent for explosives. She just likes them too much.
- Changed My Mind, Kid: Upon realizing Claude is leading Squad E, she is not happy with this at first to the point of attempting to request a transfer to a different squad. Along with that, she considered abandoning him when the enemy has overwhelmed the base. Fortunately, she never made her retreat and stayed until he completed his mission without running away, albeit unseen. Along with that, she cancelled her request for a transfer.
- Conveniently an Orphan: She lost her entire immediate family to a fire, which was started up by the Empire, that ignited the Miller Company.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: The ice part only really lasts for one mission, but Riley is initially not happy to see Claude again due to holding him partly responsible for the deaths of her family in the Miller Company fire.
- Genius Ditz: Riley is very intelligent, but also occasionally ditzy. For example, when she met the REAL Kai inside the Centurion, she thought Kai was The Mole working on behalf of the Federation. Even Kai was amused. There's also the "onsen incident". Maybe being blonde has something to do with it?
- I Choose to Stay: When Claude has proven to have changed by staying behind to detonate her explosives, Riley cancelled her request for a transfer to continue on supporting him and Squad E.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Sure she knows that Kai is actually Leena, but she isn't informed that the REAL Kai left the Rangers for another reason.
- Luminescent Blush: Exaggerated. A stark naked Riley confronts a number of Imperial soldiers who talked smack about females who are involved in war, not realising that she's wearing absolutely nothing at first. When she does see she's wearing nothing, her entire body blushes red, and she screams in embarrassment.
- Parental Substitute: Riley assumes this role after finding Angie inside the Centurion, with a little bit of Cool Big Sis mixed in. In fact it was the kind treatment by Riley and to a lesser extent, all the crew of the Centurion that gives Angie the motivation and courage to re-assume her role as the ship's living battery.
- Percussive Maintenance: Gives one when the Centurion's backup engine refuses to start up even after it is fixed, although it takes several tries and a final hard whack before it works. Apparently, she got this from her father since he used to do the same.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: Even though Claude didn't mean to look up her skirt when he stopped working on Hafen for a bit to witness the commotion between Raz and Kai, Riley nevertheless stomps on his face.
- Twirl of Love: Claude does this to her during the true ending.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If she hadn't finished her father's research on ragnite implosion and handed it over to Vinland, the whole Vinland Valkyria project might not have happened and Kai wouldn't have defected. However it might have meant that the Federation would have lost the war, given that in the end the only thing that drove the Empire to negotiation table is the threat of Valkyria Bombs.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Given to her by André of all people when she tries to whack the Centurion's machinery with a wrench. Subverted since what she does finally works anyway.André: "What kinda engineer hits their own machine?"
- What You Are in the Dark: Due to the enemy overwhelming them, as well as seeing him partly responsible for the loss of her family, she considered leaving Claude behind for dead. It's a good thing she didn't.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
- She developed pyrophobia ever since an incident which took her immediate family's lives.
- In a more Played for Laughs case, she is apparently afraid of ghosts after mistaking Raz for one during a mess hall event.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Her thigh highs go above her knees and beyond, to the point that there's no bare skin exposed between them and her skirt.
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)
A hot-headed, foul-mouthed Darcsen who claims to be immortal due to his superior physical ability. He is one of Claude's childhood friends.
- Anguished Declaration of Love He's always had a crush on Leena and he ends up confessing this way after she tells him she's been leaking the Centurion's coordinates to the Empire.
- Big Damn Heroes: Played completely straight, and he even gets a potential called Big Damn Hero during the mission where he saves the day. Not only does he volunteer for the suicide mission (being the most skilled shocktrooper canonically), but he basically orders Claude into ordering him to do it.
- Buxom Is Better: Openly admitted when he, Claude, and Riley catch Minerva in the act of trying on a string bikini. The moment Raz sees the sheer size of her boobs, he does a fist pump and shouts:Raz: (grins and fist pumps) "YES! They're HUUUUUGEE!!"
- Casanova Wannabe: He's always going on about T&A during R&R. Obviously, people think he's a pervert for it.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Is in possession of a fairly vulgar mouth, especially when compared to other members of Squad E.
- Go Out with a Smile: He spends his final moments after disabling the ragnite-powered generator with nothing but positive expressions on his face. Claude, Riley, and Kai don't receive the news of his death well at all.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Unless you want to get into a fistfight (especially over petty issues), setting him off is a very bad idea. Oddly he is not usually shown winning or losing, despite being easily one of the strongest members of Squad E.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He (along with one other squadmate of the player's choosing) volunteers to disable the generator powering the barriers blocking Centurion from progressing to Schwartzgrad with ragnite; he succeeds, but at the cost of his own (and his partner's) life.
- Informed Ability: During the "Other Kai" interlude, Raz is said to excell at CQC and is the best in their division. Yet, the player never gets to see it for themselves. The closest Raz comes to being involved in a fist fight is when Kai lays him out with one punch.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Foul-mouthed and ill-tempered as he may be, he legitimately cares for the wellbeing of his friends and comrades alike.
- Knife Nut: Has a combat knife strapped on his web gear that has a knuckle guard built into the grip.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He has no problem charging ahead by his lonesome to take out a large number of enemies at once. This habit of his proves paramount in the operation where he, along with one other squadmate of the player's choosing, volunteers to disable the generator powering the barriers blocking Centurion from progressing to Schwartzgrad with ragnite, which he succeeds at, but not without costing him his own life. Notably, his claim of being "Invincible" has a lot to back it up - he has a trait named Invincible which makes him much tougher. He also never gets seriously hurt until he loses that trait and has it replaced with the more powerful Big Damn Hero trait.
- One Last Smoke: A bloodied Raz struggles to stick one final unlit cigarette into his mouth as a couple more Imperial troops confront him and gun him down.
- Only One Name: Because he's of the persecuted Darcsen people, he has no surname.
- Pre Asskicking Oneliner: When his Undodgeable Shot potential activates.
- You ain't goin' nowhere!
- Refuge in Audacity: Played with. Raz grabbing Kai's ass and then getting slugged for it is one of the more notable examples of his audaciousness.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Raz has got a really foul mouth.
- Smoking Is Not Cool: Angie to Raz, since it'd leave an odor on the bed sheets.
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)
- Boobs of Steel: Kai, a master sniper who also has no problem handling male soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. She's also no slouch in the bust department (though she's definitely not the biggest).
- Borrowed Catchphrase: Invokes this with one of her late-game potentials in memory of Raz.
- Cold Sniper: Being a loner is one of her potentials, and shunning her comrades actually raises her stats.
- Conflicting Loyalty: After encountering Cygnus Fleet, she is more and more torn between helping her friends and the Federation winning the war and helping her brother sabotage the Cygnus Fleet to rescue the Valkyrias powering the Snow Cruisers, which is made worse when she encountered Angie. She eventually decides to side with her friends after Raz confronts her about her issue and confess to her. She doesn't have enough willpower to kill her brother, however, until the finale when she's forced to kill him to prevent him from getting Angie.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments, especially when Raz is involved.Kai: (upon watching Raz having another scuffle with a Navy member in Centurion's mess hall) Could always throw them out onto the Crystal Sea and let them have a snowball fight.
- Easily Forgiven: You'd think her friends might have some questions for her after learning she's been spying on them for her brother. Not only does Raz let it slide (no questions asked), he tells Kai that he'll take the blame for it if the others find out. Except when Claude and Riley finally do find out about it, they say they don't care either and simply let it drop.
- Friendly Sniper: Helps the team out as the squad's main sniper.
- Her Heart Will Go On: In the final entry of her character profile, it is stated that her love for Raz is what keeps her going on living.
- Jiggle Physics: Kai's breasts do bounce a bit in a few cutscenes, though it's only noticeable when she's not wearing her cloak.
- Meaningful Rename: Her original name is Leena Schulen. She assumed her brother's name to hide the fact that he had gone AWOL from the brass. After the war, she goes into hiding with Angie and assumes a different, unspecified name.
- The Mole: Kai is not actually Kai, but the real Kai's younger Sister, Leena Schulen. She impersonates him under his order while he assumes the identity of Forsetti, a high ranking officer in the Imperial Army. She eventually becomes disillusioned with this role and betrays him.
- Ms. Fanservice: The game gives a lot of attention to her butt, despite that she dresses very conservatively. She's also got an above-average bust size compared to other females in the series (though she's nothing compared to Selvaria, Juliana, Riela, etc).
- My God, What Have I Done?: After gunning down Forseti, aka her own older brother, she drops to her knees, unable to do anything but scream helplessly.
- Nice Hat: Complete with cute wolf ears.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: After Raz gropes her buttocks, she punches him across the face in retaliation.
- Red Baron: She's known in the Federation and Imperial military forces as "Deadeye" for her accurate shots in the battlefield ("One Shot Killer" in Japanese).
- Sibling Murder: Albeit reluctantly, she guns down her own brother to prevent him from retrieving Angie from the secret chamber housing her.
Other Squad E members
Voiced by: Hiroshi Okamoto (Japanese), Chris Hackney (English)
One of the Squad's mechanics and tank driver for the Hafen, he knows Claude and company from their military training days (except Riley).
- Camera Fiend: Never misses the chance to take photos of the squad whenever possible, never mind that films are hard to get by in the front line.
- Cowardly Lion: Of the core Squad members, Miles is the most jittery and the one most likely to complain about the craziness of Claude's more daring plans, but he always comes through when it matters.
- Dramatic Irony: Anyone who's played the first game will cringe a bit at his obvious crush on Isara in the DLC, because that character is Doomed by Canon.
- Sempai Kouhai: He addresses Claude as "sempai" in Japanese, and his personnel file says that Claude was his senior in the military academy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His surname is either Abegg or Arbeck.
Another mechanic and driver of the Cactus. Very serious about his work ethic in maintaining the squad's vehicles.
- Hikkikomori: Has "Shut-in" potential, and he'd rather spend his time (including sleeping) inside Cactus when possible.
- Reluctant Warrior: Despite being a prodigy at operating tanks and being a tank enthusiast, he dislikes killing and opts to drive an armored personnel carrier, Cactus, instead. Though Cactus is equipped with a machine gun, gunning down soldiers is not Dan's primary role on the battlefield.
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English)
An amnesiac, yet cheerful and kind-hearted civilian girl who is found by Squad E in the Centurion's Forbidden Zone.
- Cheerful Child: She's chipper, kind-hearted, and doesn't hesitate to help others with menial tasks.
- Child Soldier: Officially she's a civilian contractor, but there's not much of a distinction between a contractor and a soldier when one is serving on a warship on the front lines. The Navy claims that her service is entirely legal because she signed enlistment papers, but that glosses over the fact that she wasn't old enough to understand what she was signing, and it's doubtful that the contract mentioned that they planned on having her blow herself up at a time and place of their choosing. Also, Forseti flat out stated that if she hadn't signed the enlistment papers, the government would have just kidnapped her.
- The Cutie: Sweet, kind, and helpful, her presence gives a boon to the soldiers onboard Centurion.
- Hidden Depths: As it turns out, she's a Valkyria who is responsible for powering the Centurion from within its Forbidden Zone, with only a very minuscule number of its senior crew members knowing of her real identity.
- In-Series Nickname: She's often referred to as "Angie" by the others.
- Living Battery: She's a Valkyria responsible for powering the Centurion from within its Forbidden Zone. What's worse, is that approximately 100 other adolescent girls are suffering a similar fate.
- Parental Abandonment: Mother is dead, father is an unemployed drunk. She agreed to be the Centurion's power source/self destruct mechanism in exchange for financial support for her family.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to say much about Angelica's role in the game without giving away major plot developments.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Her on-screen moments with the main cast are overall short-lived, and spends the remainder of the game powering the Centurion from within its Forbidden Zone after she regains her memories. Come the true ending, however, she's completely fine.
Voiced by: Yuka Saitou (Japanese), Cassandra Lee (English)
Born to an all-male household and the eldest child, Karen's medical training is proficient to treat male soldiers. She serves as Squad E's lone nurse who doubles as a medic. Karen wanted to attend medical school, but decided to join the military instead.
- Jumped at the Call: Karen enlisted with the EA when they announced a recruitment drive.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Her profile indicates she's the eldest of a large family.
- The Medic: The squad's lone dedicated medic until boarding the Centurion, when Sergio takes on some of the medical workload.
- Shoot the Medic First: The victim of such in Chapter 13 if she's called out to evacuate a wounded teammate. An enemy sniper has been specifically ordered to target Federation medics and she will get shot in the arm the moment she runs out. Karen is unusable for this mission until the sniper is found and killed.
- Skip the Anesthetic: She'll treat battlefield wounds without any anesthetic if necessary, as noted early on when a Federation soldier asks for some and she irritably tells him there isn't any and he'll just have to "tough it out."
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Her personnel file indicates she enjoys doing needlework in her spare time. Incidentally, this also ties into her medical specialty being suturing wounds.
Known as Rags, the dog becomes the Squad's mascot and team pet over time. He was a former stray dog.
- A Girl And Her X: Invoked by Rags himself towards Angie. Since she is smaller than the rest of everyone else in the Centurion, Rags decided that she needs protection and sticks with her. After the war, he apparently sticks with her (and Kai), who are now living in hiding.
- Deathbringer the Adorable: Named for the end of the world, but carries medical supplies and wears a jaunty cap. Squad members get a morale boost if they see him in action.
- Nice Hat: Wears one.
- Team Pet: He's the medical dog and mascot to Platoon E.
Squad E Scouts
Voiced by: Griffin Burns (English)
- Big Brother Instinct: Very protective of his younger sister.
- Birds of a Feather: His unlockable affinity is with Louffe, who has much the same trouble talking with people that Curtis does.
- Chick Magnet: If he survives the war he becomes very popular with the girls in his hometown for being the "former soldier."
- Childhood Friends: With Laurent.
- Face of a Thug: Curtis is hardly ugly, but he's large and looks intimidating, and his tendency to clam up around most people doesn't help.
- Shrinking Violet: Curtis has trouble talking to anyone he doesn't already know well.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Is a very capable soldier who joined to protect the people he cares about. Too bad he can't carry on a conversation with a stranger to save his life.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: At the end of his Squad Story, Rosetta notes that his ability to estimate an item's value at a glance, a skill he developed from robbing corpses, could be used to find honest work as an appraiser.
- The Cynic: He's out for himself, and doesn't believe anyone would really be interested in helping him out of compassion. It's even one of his Potentials.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Aside from being discriminated against due to his Darcsen heritage, the people he cared about keep dying on him.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Godwin has a decidedly evil pointed goatee.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Godwin has a straight scar over one eye, giving him a dangerous appearance.
- Only One Name: As with all Darcsens (who are a persecuted people), he has no surname.
- Robbing the Dead: Isn't above stealing from fallen soldiers.
- Token Evil Teammate: He joined the war to loot corpses. He grows out of this with Nico and Rosetta's help.
- Tsundere: A platonic example. Despite his initial animosity, he comes to care about Nico by the end of their Squad Story. He doesn't like to show it much, though.
Voiced by: D.C. Douglas (English)
- The Gambling Addict: Frequently gambles away his soldier's wages and is constantly in debt.
- Mr. Vice Guy: In spite of his gambling and apathy towards his debts, Jester is beloved by Squad E for his heart. During his Squad Story, he volunteers to cover a wounded soldier's retreat, despite thinking that two of his squamates are trying to kill him.
- Reformed, but Not Tamed: Invoked by his Squad Story potential being named "Reformed?"
Thomas "Odin" Kevin
Voiced by: Kaiji Tang (English)
- Basement-Dweller: Formerly. He was living with his parents until they forced him to enlist.
- Big Damn Heroes: In "Unfortunate Souls," he comes to the rescue of Lily and Jimmy by shooting a shocktrooper dead while they were cornered.
- Call to Agriculture: After the war, he returns to work on his family's farm.
- Chuunibyou: Very prone to dramatics and insists that he has dark power in his Odin persona, which annoys Lily in their shared Squad Story.Odin: (if chosen in Command Mode) ...The darkness within me!
- Cowardly Lion: Despite his "god of battle" persona he's absolutely terrified by actual combat. Nevertheless when Lily and Jimmy are in danger during his Squad Story he charges in and saves them. He quite literally is screaming in fear as he snipes the soldiers about to kill Lily and Jimmy.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Insists his squad-mates call him Odin instead of Thomas.
- Everyone Has Standards: Upon hearing Lily's reasoning on why she joins the military - namely, because she wants to see what disasters she can wreak havoc with her status as The Jinx, he promptly drops this line:Odin: ...I may be pathetic, but you're twisted, you know that?
- Expy: Thomas's "Odin" persona shares many of the same mannerisms as Owain from Fire Emblem Awakening who also reappears in Fire Emblem Fates under the pseudonym "Odin". Both characters' English voice actor is Kaiji Tang.
- I Work Alone: He tries to play himself off this way at the end of "Unfortunate Souls," but Lily calls him out on it and hopes they keep working together.
- Meaningful Rename: Adopts the persona of Odin, God of Battle in an attempt to compensate for his cowardice. It doesn't work... at first. At the end of the war, he renames himself "Hades, God of the Harvest."
- Say My Name: In "Unfortunate Souls," he shouts out Jimmy's name when it looks like he might have died.
- With Catlike Tread: Lily snarks at him for screaming while being a scout.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Given name is Rossano. They present as feminine not just out of beauty, but to encourage others not to judge others by appearances. However, they are issued men's uniforms by the Federate army.
- Gender-Neutral Writing: In-game, Rosetta is never referred to with gendered pronouns. Even their time in the church is kept ambiguous, as Rosetta only mentions having been in the church and having taken up the cloth, but no mention is made of the title they held, given that most religious titles are gendered. There's even a small bit of Gameplay and Story Integration on this - the character list in the glossary is grouped by class and gender and all the scouts listed before Rosetta are men and all the scouts listed after are women.
- Neat Freak: Hates it when things are dirty, a trait parlayed into being a successful barkeeper after the war.
- Reluctant Warrior: Rosetta doesn't like fighting, and even prays for the people they've killed in battle.
- Transgender: They are all but outright stated to be transgender, though it is left deliberately ambiguous if they are binary or non-binary.
- Stone Wall: With a high maximum HP, a defense-boosting ultimate potential, Resist Crossfire, and HP Refill, Rosetta is one of the most durable scouts in the game.
- Token Religious Teammate: No longer affiliated with the church, but not due to losing faith altogether.
Voiced by: Tara Sands (English)
- Creepy Good: Gleefully suggests to Jester that he allow her to dissect him so he can quickly earn some cash off his own organs, and goes on about how as early as having been introduced to grade school frog dissections she's been fascinated with examining organs and specifically joined the military with the intent of getting to dissect people. Her Creepy Doctor potential restores her own AP for healing people, giving the implication that she was actually already there without anybody noticing.
- Mad Doctor: In addition to having a potential specifically calling her a Creepy Doctor, among everything else already listed above, her Dissection Obsession potential raises her attack power whenever she can get her hands on an enemy corpse.
- Scare 'em Straight: Threatens to dissect Jester and sell his organs to pay off his gambling debts, but eventually reveals this to be a ploy, to show him what could happen if he doesn't get his act together.
Voiced by: Carrie Keranen (English)
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: She doesn't ever drink, but unfortunately her nose is so sensitive the smell alone inebriates her.
- Femme Fatale Spy: She gets caught sneaking around the Centurion by Norid and Scott and immediately attempts to seduce them to keep them quiet. Being who they are, this falls completely flat but she still maintains her cover simply because they just don't care.
- Fetish: After mentioning that Scott smells of sweat, and that it's not a bad smell but rather a manly one, Norid guesses that she may have a thing for body odor. He intended it just to be a joke, but her reaction all but confirmed it for the two men. Her Drunk on Pheromones potential further reinforces the idea.
- I Just Want to Be Free: Azusa jumps at the chance to start a life free from her clan's control.
- The Mole: She's actually spying for a far Eastern country (implied to be an alternate Japan). Played with since she never actually betrays the team.
- Ninja: Downplayed but she's a spy from a far Eastern nation and she mentions being trained from birth by her clan which is a common ninja trope.
- The Nose Knows: She's able to find people much easier than most expect for being able to pick out their scents long before actually seeing anything.
- Token Minority: The only Scout soldier who's from a Japan Expy.
Voiced by: Xanthe Huynh (English)
- All-Loving Hero: Nico believes that anybody can be a good person. She even makes a point of trying to help Godwin, in spite of how unpleasant he is.
- Apologetic Attacker: Sometimes shouts "I'm sorry!" while attacking.
- Belief Makes You Stupid: One of her potentials drops her evasion stats. Apparently she thinks she has divine protection.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Has the "Klutz" potential, which results in her sometimes misplacing her grenades. Her ending, where she devotes herself to helping the victims of the war, notes that people appreciated her effort even though she wasn't the most capable.
- Determinator: Nico is remarkably stubborn when she decides to due something. Her attempt at helping Godwin invovled chasing him for a full day, including into an active battle.
- Gender-Blender Name: "Nico" is the diminutive form of "Nicholas"
- Genki Girl: Nico's bursting with energy most of the time. Take her line for her Early Bird Potential:
- Good Morning!
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: One of the most sweet-natured and optimistic members of Squad E.
- Heartwarming Orphan: Nico was left at a convent by her parents when she was still a baby.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Nico's base accuracy is average, but she's the only non-DLC unit with the Concentration potential, which gives her the chance for perfect accuracy on an attack.
- Odd Friendship:
- Forms one with the bitter, cynical Godwin during their Squad Story.
- She also has an affinity for the gloomy Lily.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: When her Concentration potential activates.
- Lord, help me focus.
- Stone Wall: Like other Scouts, her offensive output is pretty low compared to most classes. However, her Saintly Smile potential can boost her defense to the point she's more durable than a Shocktrooper.
- Token Religious Teammate: Courtesy of being brought up by nuns.
- Fatal Family Photo: One Squad Story reveals that Millennia joined the army to search for her husband, who was declared missing in action during a mission. Claude breaks the bad news to her that they've found his remains, clutching a photo of her.
- Her Heart Will Go On: Turning despondent and running from camp after hearing of her husband's death, she's found by the Imperial army and accepts her own fate. However, she's rescued by Rita and Brittany and after a good talk between them she promises to survive the war because it's what her husband would have wanted. She never remarries.
- Motherly Side Plait: Her hairstyle of choice. Though Millennia doesn't have kids, she does have a gentle personality to pair with the hair.
Squad E Shocktroopers
Voiced by: Griffin Burns (English)
- Bash Brothers: Zaiga claims to be fighting together with Raz at times. His Squad Story centers on getting over the fear of being too dependent on his presence, which implies that he does this to show off most of the time.
- For Want of a Nail: Yes, Zaiga, you really should have listened to Raz before he and the main leaders of Squad E went out on recon. You should have remembered to feed the rescue dog, lest he get hungry and jump ship just to raid a nearby village currently occupied by the 502nd Imperial Tank Platoon!
- Hot-Blooded: He's very passionate about his work with the Rangers, especially when a gunfight starts.
- Only One Name: Like all Darscen.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: This starts the DLC story, "A Captainless Squad." Zaiga forgot to feed Ragnarok when the main cast was out on recon. Ragnarok goes looking for food outside Centurion, which means the squad has to go look for him and make themselves almost AWOL in the process.
- Ax-Crazy: Literally. Prior to joining the army he brandished an axe as a highway man.
- Boxed Crook: Was placed into the Federation military after he made the bad decision of ambushing a Federation Army vehicle. How he managed to get into the Ranger Corps and shake off the status of penal soldier is beyond conventional understanding.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: When he hears about the difficult lives of Viola and Emmy, he's so moved he starts crying.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Whenever he's around women, his bloodthirsty personality falls off and talks to them in an awkward yet polite tone.
- The Power of Friendship: Probably the last characte one would expect this from, but his unlockable potential boosts his stat when he attacks with one of his friends.
- The Quincy Punk: Bloodthirsty, doesn't like authority, and has a dyed mohawk. After the war, he starts a rock band called Friendly Fire.
- Secret Character: Is only recruited after the player achieves 250 kills in combat.
- Token Evil Teammate: Simon might be on your side, but he enjoys killing people more than many of the game's villains.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: While living as a highway man, he claims he refused to attack women.
- Confusing Multiple Negatives: During his Squad Story he uses these coupled with Exact Words in order to cover for Azusa's role as a spy.
- Everyone Has Standards: He agrees with Azusa that Norrid's Nature Lover shtick gets weird.
- Nice Guy: For all his literal-mindedness, Scott is good-natured and very loyal to his friends.
- One-Word Vocabulary: Nearly everything he says is some variation of either "Sir, yes sir!" or "Sir, no sir!"
- Pre Asskicking Oneliner: When his Undogeable Shot potential activates. It's about what one would expect from Scott.No Sir!
- Literal-Minded: Takes everything literally and follows instructions exactly as he hears them; if told to fire on an enemy he will keep firing on them even after they're dead until told to stop. Allies need to be careful how they phrase orders around him as a result.
Voiced by: Xander Mobus (English)
- Brutal Honesty: He likens Squad F to pawns who got sacrificed, which greatly angers Ronald who overheard the conversation. Although Ryan acknowledges it was an insensitive thing to say and that he wouldn't have said it if he'd known Ronald was there, he still stands by the statement.
- Child Soldier: He's been involved in war since his childhood, assisting his father in battles and also carrying out assassinations.
- Never Learned to Read: He is illiterate.
- No Social Skills: The fact that his whole life has been spent on the battlefield has left him with little ability to handle normal social situations.
- Older Than They Look: His profile gives his age as 63, yet he looks to be in his 40s or early 50s at most.
- Old Soldier: He is easily the character with the most battle experience out of the entire cast.
- Private Military Contractors: A renowned mercenary who has fought in many wars across the continent.
- Sweet Tooth: So hooked on sugar that he'll actually experience withdrawal if he goes too long without it.
- Alcohol Hic: When deployed from as part of your initial force, Vancey lets out an inebriated hiccup.
- Blatant Lies: When activated, Vancey may say "Stone cold sober" in a drunken slur.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A former special ops soldier, shes deadly even when completely drunk (which is all the time).
- Dark and Troubled Past: She's the Sole Survivor of a Federation Army-backed special forces operation that went bad. Her memories are so traumatic that her constant inebriation actually makes her more capable of combat than she would be if she were sober.
- Death Seeker: If she sends off Raz and covers him during his final stand, she expresses that she's felt like she's been ready to die for a long time.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: Gertrude mentions about her SF experience before joining Squad E. The game doesn't mention what specific unit she used to be with.
- Hero of Another Story: Vancey's time in special forces operations.
- Nice Girl: She's happy to take Zaiga under her wing, and tries to get Gertrude to move past her hatred of Darcsens.
- Lady Drunk: Is constantly inebriated, even on duty.
- Magikarp Power: She joins with a set of potentials that actively hinder her, including one where she occasionally wastes her turn, but complete her Squad Story and she replaces that potential with Former Elite giving her a chance to buff all of her stats. Mind you that she already has stats on par with Raz, making her one of the most accurate and hardest to hit shocktroopers in the game. She still has her other negative potentials but they activate so rarely and affect her main role so little that it's basically a non-issue. The difficulty of realizing this Magikarp Power is increased by the the fact that her Squad Story also requires Gertrude, who only joins your squad once you have at least a million ducats in reserve, meaning it will likely be one of the last Squad Stories unlocked.
- Survivor Guilt: Her initial reason for drinking. She witnessed her entire previous squad die.
- The Berserker: Viola loves to fight and has the potentials "Berserker", giving her extra AP when her health is below half and "Aggressive", giving her boosted defense when spotted by many enemies, encouraging having her charge headlong into large numbers of enemies.
- Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Viola holds relatively little respect for Claude or anyone else issuing orders. After her Squad Story, she at the very least realizes that Claude is capable and that respecting his command is probably in her best interests.
- Fantastic Racism: Viola is one of the few characters in Squad E who holds prejudice against Darcsens, giving her the "Darcsen Discriminator" potential. Unlike Gertrude, she doesn't get over it.Viola: I'm not racist, but...
- Wrestler in All of Us: After the war, it's said that she starts a career in pro wrestling and uses "The Violator" as her ring name.
- Boyish Short Hair: She keeps hers short which, along with her boyish appearance, makes her almost seem androgynous.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: If anyone heals her, she tells them she didn't ask for their help.
- Emotionless Girl: Emmy always looks and sounds as if she's bored and the fact that she's doesn't have any friends doesn't bother in the leastnote .
- Face Death with Dignity: If she's killed in battle, her last words are that she isn't afraid to die. At most, she'll gripe that she hasn't been paid yet (said as her alternate death quote). And, if she's chosen to accompany Raz for the suicide mission in chapter 16, she's among the few to show no signs of nervousness. Instead, she muses that she never thought she'd do "charity work".
- The Friend Nobody Likes:
- According to her personnel file, she's opportunistic and willing to do anything if she thinks she'll gain from it financially - even if it means betraying her allies. A fact which makes the rest of Squad E distrustful of her.
- If you check her stats screen prior to completing the "Mischief Makers" squad story, you'll see she's the only member of Squad E who doesn't have any friends.
- Not So Stoic: The only time you'll see her smile is when she scores a kill, since each one means money in the bank.
- Power at a Price: Invoked as a gameplay mechanic by her Penny Pincher potential, which causes her to fire fewer shots than normal in exchange for automatic critical damage.
- Pragmatic Hero: She only joined the Gallian military for the pay, but has contemplated defecting to the Imperial Army if they offered a higher salary.
- Pre Mortem Oneliner: Said in monotone whenever she approaches a victim from behind:Found you...
- Only in It for the Money: The reason why Emmy agrees to be deployed, regardless if it's for a mercenary contract or when she got assigned to Squad E. However, in her Squad Story, it's revealed that she's doing it to provide for her mother.
- Private Military Contractors: One of the few soldiers in the EA to have a mercenary background alongside Ryan.
- Tsundere: Set to full "tsun", even when her allies are trying to help her.Emmy: (indignantly) "I-I didn't ask for your help!"
- If you use the "Command" function to have a squad mate follow you, they'll usually reply "Lead the way." or "Right behind you!". Try it with Emmy and she drones, "Yeah, yeah."
- She's even tsundere in death. If you choose her for the suicide mission in chapter 16, she's the only one who doesn't say anything to Raz. She simply stops in her tracks gives him a look. When he asks why, she averts her eyes and tells him "Just go. Before I change my mind."
Voiced by: Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
- Doesn't Like Guns: Due to initially seeing them as cowardly. After a spat with Rebecca and Mabel, however, she gets over it.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Initially insisted on training with a sword over her gun.
- Honor Before Reason: She insists that the code of chivalry demands she fight with a sword, as guns are cowardly.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Aspires to be one, like her father.
- Reason Before Honor: After her Squad Story, she reasons that a knight fights the weapon that is appropriate for their situation, rather than steadfastly sticking to one traditional weapon. Fleuret mentions that she will commit to training with her gun, since it's appropriate for modern warfare.
Voiced by: Katelyn Gaunt (English)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Subverted. You'd expect someone wearing a knight's helmet all the time to have a few screws loose, but she's actually quiet and pretty straight-laced. Her only weird trait is that she feels exposed if her helmet is removed, which is understandable given her circumstances.
- Cool Mask: Wears one at all times. Becomes slightly less cool when you learn why she wears it.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: If she survives the war, she gains the courage to remove her mask, leaves her Jerkass father and lives happily in the countryside with her mother.
- Heroic Bastard: Is the daughter of a noble and her mistress, and is on the hero's side.
- Strong Family Resemblance: To her noble father's mistress, hence why he ordered her to wear a mask for the rest of her life to conceal his infidelity.
- Unkempt Beauty: Implied. The player never actually gets to see her face, but at the end of their squad story Jean manages to break the lock on Ferrier's mask. After the mask falls to the ground, Stanley is absolutely awestruck by how beautiful she looks. That's saying something considering she's likely gone her whole life without wearing makeup or even washing her face because she was forced to wear the mask at all times even while bathing.
Voiced by: Sarah Williams (English)
- Born Unlucky: Things regularly break and go wrong in her presence.
- Creepy Crows: In the "Unfortunate Souls" story, she notices a flock of crows flying to the east, an ill omen she considers.
- Creepy Good: Refers to herself as cursed and delights in bad omens.
- Cursed with Awesome: She appears to revel in her bad luck; apparently she joined Squad E just to see what sort of disasters she could cause.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: In "Unfortunate Souls," she casually talks about having woke up from a dream of Squad E being annihilated by the Imperial Army to Jimmy and Odin.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite her creepy obsession with bad luck, even she is annoyed by Odin's "god of war" act.
- Fortune Teller: At the end of the war, she becomes one, though of course she only ever sees bad things for her clients.
- Gray Eyes: Of the cold and strong willed variety.
- The Jinx: She's got this trope wherever she goes as a negative Potential. She loses accuracy with her guns if people are near her and grenades have a chance to do little damage. It's also because of this that her, Jimmy and Odin end up surrounded by Imps in "Unfortunate Souls."
- Not Afraid to Die: At the end of the map in "Unfortunate Souls," Lily says she's not afraid to die since nobody will miss her, a girl who brings bad luck wherever she goes. It isn't until she meets Jimmy and Odin that she finds a reason to die fighting.
- Odd Friendship: The gloomy woman is friends with Nico.
Squad E Lancers
Voiced by: Robbie Daymond (English)
- Fatal Family Photo: He keeps a photo of his family on him, although whether it becomes fatal is up to the player.
- I'm Cold... So Cold...: At the end of "Unfortunate Souls" just as he, Lily and Odin get back to base, he feels this trope and collapses. Turns out he was just exhausted.
- Only a Flesh Wound: What his gunshot in the Squad Story turns out to be. It just that the moderate blood loss combined with the gunshot itself, running into and then out of battle is enough to cause him to pass out.
- Please Wake Up: After he passes out, Odin yells at him to open his eyes before shouting his name. He was just tired.
- Retirony: Invoked, mentions how he just needs to complete one last tour before he can go home to his wife and child.
- Tempting Fate: The man is such a walking collection of Retirony and Red Shirt tropes that even his comrades are aware of it and are afraid to be deployed with him. One example is in "Unfortunate Souls" where he hears a rustling and thinks it's just an animal, only for it to indeed be the Imps. Lily considers him so unlucky that, combined with her bad luck, it wraps around to being very lucky.
- Together in Death: He was about ready to die together with Lily in "Unfortunate Souls" when they're caught by a shocktrooper. It's thanks to Odin's rescue that it's subverted.
- Character Development: Moves past her prejudices with the help of Zaiga and Vancey and becomes much more accepting. If she survives the war she ends up becoming a civil rights activist.
- Fantastic Racism: Initially looked down on all Darscen as having "inferior" characters. Fortunately she gets over it.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a hair band lined with pearls, presumably as a symbol of her wealth.
- Honor Before Reason: Believes a noble should always keep their head up in the battlefield and refuses to hide from pursuing Imperials even when outnumbered.
- Non-Idle Rich: She's the heiress to a wealthy aristocratic family who joined the Edinburgh Army out of a sense of noblesse oblige.
- Recurring Element: A secret character who only joins if you have at least one million ducats, like Knute from the first Valkyria Chronicles.
- Secret Character: Is only recruited if the player has at least one million DCT in their funds.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Jean is very physically strong and she is not modest about it at all. She went undefeated in an arm wrestling competition at the field HQ and even bragged about sending some of her opponents to Karen for medical treatment. And Jean uses her bare hands to break the lock on Ferrier's mask, something most people her size can't do.
- Shout-Out: She's a Race Lift and Gender Flip of John Matrix from Commando down to her name. Even some of her quotes to Stanley in Girl in the Iron Mask are these.Remember when I promised to kill you last, Stanley? I Lied.
- Token Minority: In the Lancer unit, Jean's the only one who comes from an African Expy background.
- You Never Asked: She accidentally drops a photo of her husband at one point, which Ferrier sees and is surprised to find out she's married and wonders why Jean never revealed this. Nobody ever asked Jean about her personal life before so there was never any need to tell anyone.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Energetic and has a tendency to shout even during stealth operations.
- Hooked Up Afterwards: She tries to get Jascha and Aoife together, but fails because Aoife is already engaged. Hanna ends up spending more time with Jascha after being impressed with his smarts and they end up marrying after the war.
- The Matchmaker: Conspires to bring Jascha and Aoife together once it seems like they have feelings for each other.
- Opposites Attract: Hanna is lively, enthusiastic, and tends to follow her heart. She ends up falling in love with Jascha and marrying him after the war.
- Team Chef: Also works as a chef aboard the Centurion.
Voiced by: Michelle Ruff (English)
- Does Not Like Men: After her divorce, she stopped considered dating again and wants to remain a single mother. Her Done with Men potential lowers her accuracy when she is near male soldiers. She starts to grow past this after the war, becoming open to the idea of marrying again.
- Domestic Abuse: Her husband used to beat her and this is her reason for not liking men.
- Team Mom: She is the oldest female character in the squad and is often turned to by the younger women for life advice. Invoked by her unlockable potential, which is actually named Team Mom.
Squad E Engineers
- Fanboy: Of Dan due to his skill as a tank driver, complete with "Dan Lover" potential.
- Otaku: He's a big one for tanks. So much that his perk gives him a defensive boost just being near them, regardless if it's allied or enemy tanks. It's also because of this love of tanks during his Squad Story that he helps fix the Hafen.
Voiced by: Tara Sands (English)
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Mabel and Fleuret after their shared Squad Story mission.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Was prone to acting like this in the past, throwing out Ragnaid for even minor scrapes, until the event described in My Greatest Failure.
- My Greatest Failure: Wasting her Ragnaid in the first few minutes of a battle that lasted hours, leaving her unable to tend to more seriously injured soldiers who died as a result. It leads to her being much more stingy with Ragnaid in the present day.
- Dude Magnet: Her personnel file says she's popular with the guys in Squad E because she's stacked and always wears a tank top. Which is lampshaded by one of her potentials, when she playfully says: "Um, my eyes are up here".
- I Don't Want to Die: Said verbatim as her last words if she dies in battle:Rita: (tearfully) "I... I'm too young to die. I don't wanna die alone."
- Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: On of her potentials is titled "Single and Looking". She's obssed with finding "Mr. Right". Unfortunately all her attempts to find Mr. Right have failed.
- My Eyes Are Up Here: The line for one of her potentials activating.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Rita describes herself as "single and ready to mingle" and has made it known that she's in the market for a potential spouse. Her mother approves because she wants grankids.
- Big Brother Attraction: Hinted to be the case with Curtis, whom she tends to be obsessive over. She even said a number of times as a child that she wanted to marry Curtis and after the war is not pleased with his female suitors.
- Big Brother Worship: She used to idolize Curtis. Their relationship now is much more strained. But if the player completes their shared Squad Story, she gets some of it back.
- Broken Pedestal: She's lost most of her respect for her brother, and sees him as a mess. As of the end of their Squad Story though, it's starting to become Rebuilt Pedestal after she and Laurent realized how Curtis ultimately always keeps them grounded.
- Childhood Friends: With Laurent.
- Recurring Element: A secret character who joins if her sibling is injured, like Emile from the first Valkyria Chronicles.
- The Reliable One: Trusted with all matter of tasks by the rest of the squad.
- Secret Character: Is only recruited if her brother Curtis is reduced to critical condition during combat.
Squad E Snipers
- Bald of Awesome: His notable characteristic is his clean, bald head. Though his baldness is a negative potential through Shiny Head, which give his position away and lower his evasion. It turns out the reason he's bald is cause he lost a sniping contest to Kai.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Acts as one for Leonhardt.
- Expy: His physical features strongly resemble Saitama from One-Punch Man.
- Friendly Sniper: Mostly towards women, but Aladdin is regardless one of the most friendly and empathetic members in the entire squad. It's partly thanks to his encouragement that Neige was able to gain self-confidence on the battlefield.
- I Call It "Vera": He calls his rifle Sgt. Isabella.
- The Lost Lenore: Sgt. Isabella was his first love who was killed by an Imperial soldier.
- Apologetic Attacker: Sometimes says he's sorry when attacking, although he doesn't sound terribly upset about it.
- Asexuality: A mix of this and a weird variant of Married to the Job. He has no interest in "mating" because overpopulation would leave less room for animals, and because mother nature is "the only lover [he] needs".
- Cloudcuckoolander: His devotion to nature can get pretty out-there at times, like the way he describes his lack of a desire to "mate".Azusa: I get what you're saying, but the way you're saying it is totally weirding me out. I'm- that's not just me, right?
- Friendly Sniper: One of the friendliest on the squad.
- Friend to All Living Things: Unfortunately manifests as a potential that can cause him to become distracted mid-battle.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: Azusa's Femme Fatale Spy act doesn't work on him due to the aforementioned Asexuality.
Voiced by: Christian La Monte (English)
- Blue Blood: His parents were a real Lord and Lady, so his attitude isn't entirely unfounded.
- Born Winner: Subverted. He claims he's so skilled because he's "born this way", but he actually got the skill he has through rigorous training (mostly forced by his parents).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His superiority complex gives him a bad habit of talking down to others (including his superior officers), but he will show respect for skill and willpower as shown to Neige during their Squad Story. He's also looking for his caretakers who live in Imperial territory to make sure they're safe because they treated him with more kindness than his own parents.
- Prince Charmless: Gives off this air, though it's mostly just an act.
- Sophisticated as Hell: He'll often slip slang like "dude" and "bitch-slap" into his dialogue when he's caught off guard, hinting that his "princely" persona is mostly just an act.
- Action Girl: One of two female snipers in the squad.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She tears Leonhardt a new one after he goes AWOL, surprising even herself. This proves to everyone involved, herself included, that she can be assertive if she really tries.
- Happily Married: With her improved confidence after the war, she pursues and eventually marries a man from her hometown after the war.
- Reality Ensues: She doesn't lose her "Stage Fright" potential after her Squad Story, as something like that takes a lot more than one incident to overcome. Instead she gains a new potential, "Signs of Change".
- Shrinking Violet: Is extremely timid around people, so much so that getting sighted by multiple enemies can actually stop her movement.
- Action Girl: The other female sniper aside from Neige.
- Cold Sniper: Carries a dead serious attitude with her on the battlefield. Most of the time...
- Cuteness Proximity: Would never admit it but she has a fondness for cute things like kittens and teddy bears.
- Military Brat: Comes from a long-running family soldiers.
- Secret Character: Is only recruited if the player completed three other Squad Stories.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Despite (rather rightfully) criticizing Fleuret in their shared Squad Story, Mabel is also the one who comes into her defense when a Federation troop disses Fleuret at how "useless" she is.
- Recurring Element: A serious sniper with a hidden love of cute things, like Marina from the first Valkyria Chronicles.
Squad E Grenadiers
- Ambiguous Disorder: Jascha tries to understand everything in terms of math, and doesn't figure out that he's in love with Aoife until someone else helps him out with it.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: During his Squad Story he's able to accurately predict where an enemy shell will land and where it was safe to stand as a result.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Even after he realizes his crush on Aoife he still struggles to work up the nerve to tell her until the end of their Squad Story.
- Good with Numbers: Justified, in that he used to be a mathematics professor.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When he finally manages to confess his feelings for Aoife and learns she's engaged, he takes it relatively gracefully and wishes her the best.
- Opposites Attract: Logical, reserved Jascha ends up marrying Hot-Blooded Hanna. He's more surprised than anybody.
- The Spock: Very serious and logical.
Voiced by: Christian La Monte (English)
- Cloudcuckoolander: More interested in what makes a good story that what's a good idea. His wife actually kicked him out of the house because of his writing obsession. While Teresa was trying to scare Jester straight by chasing Jester around threatening to remove his organs, Connor seemed to be playing along with Teresa. After Teresa reveals her true intention, Connor is disappointed that Teresa isn't going to forcibly remove Jester's organs.
- Left Hanging: Played for laughs. If he dies in battle, his last words are:Conner: (languidly) "So this is it...? No Character Development? No closure...?" (dies)
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Tells Jester "you're no protagonist, but you could make an interesting supporting character".
- Revealing Cover Up: His after-action report in "A captainless squad", which is a complete lie and an attempt to pass off the "rescue Rags mission" as a picnic with a snowball fight interrupted by a bunch of bears and a freak blizzard, caused Claude, Raz, Kai, Riley, and Minerva to challenge the implicated members of Squad E to a mock battle. Oops.
- That Came Out Wrong: At the end of his Squad Story, he's so fascinated by Teresa's behaviour that he decides to write a compilation of all the stories of Squad E's women... and that he'll plant hidden microphones for research purposes. He immediately backpedals once it's pointed out how bad this sounds.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark green hair, making him one of the few non-Darcsen characters in the series to have an unnatural hair color.
Voiced by: Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
- Bodyguard Crush: She met her fiancé when she was hired as his bodyguard.
- Clueless Dude Magnet: Numerous men around the base have developed feelings for her thanks to her looks and sweet personality but she's completely unaware.
- Happily Married: To her fiancé back home, once the war is finished.
- Master of the Mixed Message: Her very nice demeanor and willingness to spend free time with the other men in the squad have led to a lot of guys assuming she may be interested in them. After witnessing firsthand how one of these conversations go, Hanna is appalled and advises her to please be more mindful of how she words her sentences to avoid any misunderstandings. She apparently hasn't fully succeeded on the "mindfulness" part by the end of the game, as her final entry states that she still exudes "unintentionally seductive" that stresses her husband quite a bit.
- Nice Girl: Extremely kind to those around her, she has something nice to say about everyone.
- Only One Name: Like all Darcsen.
Voiced by: Richard Epcar (English)
- Death Seeker: He keeps getting rebuilt by the military with each injury, so much so that he wants his next "death" to stick.
- Expy: Part-machine, wears shades, and voiced by Richard Epcar? Yep, he's Batou with a dose of the Six Million Dollar Man, Adam Jensen and the Terminator.
- Meaningful Name: His nickname, "Stahlschrott," means "scrap metal."
- Taking the Bullet: He shields Louffe from an explosion. Fortunately for him, only one of his artificial arms was damaged, which is something the doctors can easily fix... not that that's something that pleases him.
- When He Smiles: Marie comments on how nice it is to see him smile again after Louffe comments on how much him living means to them at the end of their Squad Story.
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
Commander of Squad F with the rank of Lieutenant. She was one of Claude's classmates during his time at the academy and it was there she developed a fierce rivalry towards him.
- Alpha Bitch: She has authority over all other leaders in the division, including Squad E. The members of her own squad hold her in high regard because she expects the same standards from them that she's set for herself.
- Always Second Best: To Claude, which infuriates her. He's always beaten her at everything since their days in the academy: he consistently scored higher marks, his tactics are always superior, and he's gained far greater recognition than she has. Made moreso since all of Claude's success seems to come easily for him, whereas she has to push herself just to try to keep up.
- Birds of a Feather: She and Christel share quite a bit in common: they're both redheads who wear glasses, both take pride in Squad F, and both have personal peevs with Claude. They even have potentials that lower their accuracy and anti-personnel attack power if they're positioned anywhere near him on the field.
- Boobs of Steel: Minerva's easily got one of the largest bust sizes among the Federation forces and she's also incredibly deadly on the battlefield. She's unkillable as a boss in Chapter 5 and while that status get slighly nerfed by the time she becomes playable, she'll still easily outclass your other scouts and be a contender for best unit in your army.
- Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and is fiercely competitive, especially in regards to her rivalry with Claude.
- Foil: Series wise, she's one to Faldio Landzaat in the original game. Both are Squad leaders who were Classmates to Claude and Welkin respectively and end up having their squads wiped out with them being the sole survivors. While Faldio and Welkin have a solid friendship that lasts throughout most of the original game, Minerva makes her resentment of Claude clear, butting heads with him constantly. At the Climax of the both games, their relationships with the protagonists become flipped. Welkin's friendship with Faldio becomes strained due to the latter's act of shooting Alicia. Minerva, on the otherhand sets aside her rivalry with Claude and acknowledges him as the better commander.
- Gag Boobs: It's obvious from the start that they're big, since even her uniform can't hide them. But the only way you'll get to see just how big they truly are is with the "Squad E, to the Beach!" DLC. Even Raz, who usually only has eyes for Kai, couldn't help staring or shouting his appreciation for Minerva's massive mammaries.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She gives one to Claude before the Sea Fortress assault when he failed to raise the morale of the troop through his words, saying that his actions have always been the one to do the talking to pull his troop from the brink.
- My Greatest Failure: The loss of her squad weighs heavily on her, enough that she even passed up promotion over Claude because of it.
- Gainaxing: Her ample chest is rather jiggly in a lot of cutscenes. Funnily enough, her swimsuit skin removes this from some scenes.
- Pragmatic Hero: Though resentful of Claude's success and holding him indirectly responsible for Christel's death, she turned down the Federation's offer to promote her to Captain, because she felt Claude was better qualified to lead Operation "Cygnus".
- Pre Asskicking Oneliner: When her Undodgeable Shot potential activates.
- No dodging this shot!
- The Resenter: Towards Claude for always outpreforming her, no matter how hard she tries to compete with him.
- Revenge Before Reason: When Claude refuses to set off the bomb after the ceasefire is declared, Minerva threatens to trigger it. She then breaks down in tears when Claude reminds her of their duty and promise, which is ending the war as opposed to committing downright genocide.
- Unknown Rival: She is fiercely competitive with Claude because he always performed better at the academy. Claude, for his part, is mostly exasperated at her attitude.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She delivers a scathing one to Claude at the end of Chapter 7 for failing to show at he rendezvous point when they were supposed to. Claude decided to ambush an Imperial supply depot, unaware that Squad F and the rest of the Federation Army were being wiped out because Squad E wasn't there to support them.
Voiced by: Atsuki Tani (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English)
Tank commander and primary engineer of Squad F. He has a very cold professional demeanor, and is quite loyal to Minerva. He drives the Glory, a customizable Gallian light tank that was purchased for Squad F.
- Fantastic Racism: Has the Darcsen Discriminator potential, sometimes expressing discomfort about being allied with Darcsens if there are Darcsen units nearby during gameplay. As with Viola, he doesn't get over it.
- Fire-Forged Friends: During his squad story, he quarrels with Ryan and Keigel under the assumption that they are being disrespectful towards the deceased members of Squad F. Minerva talks some sense into Ronald later, as she had asked those two soldiers to look out for him. During one hopeless-looking operation, Ronald finds out that Ryan is addicted to candy. To get Ryan to stop moping on the battlefield, Ronald shares some left-over chocolate. This gives Ryan the morale boost needed to shoot his way out of the incoming mob of Imperial soldiers.
- Glass Cannon: Not Ronald specifically, but Glory, as it is a light tank going up against the Empire's best. Getting shot by enemy tanks is a bad idea, but enemy infantry without lances should not attack Glory head on, as they will easily get killed by its coaxial machine gun.
- Sempai/Kohai: Much like Miles to Claude, he was formerly Minerva's underclassman.
- Undying Loyalty: To Minerva, so much that it also becomes one of his potentials.
- Younger Than They Look: Despite his stern demeanor and weathered face, his character info shows him to be only twenty years old.
Voiced by: Cherami Leigh (English)
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Her personnel file also mentions she will not allow any man to woo Minerva with a specific mention of Claude being a potential suitor despite neither him nor Minerva showing attraction to one another.
- Crush Blush: Seen almost anytime she interacts directly with her beloved, usually done with a starry-eyed gaze.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: She passes away in Minerva's arms after the assembled soldiers (minus Squad E) were ambushed at their rendezvous point by Klaus' squadron.
- Everyone Can See It: Her feelings for Minerva are so blatantly obvious that her personnel file explicitly states that everyone knows. Though it isn't said whether that includes Minerva herself, or if she reciprocates.
- Fangirl: She all but worships the ground Minerva walks on and serves her zealously.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: During a mock battle with Squad E in the "A Chivalrous Heart" Fragment, she gets so exasperated by Minerva's obsession with beating Claude that she actually drops her usual sycophancy and chews out her commander on letting her rivalry blind her to everything around her.
- Go Out with a Smile: She dedicated her life to serving Minerva and gladly gave it defending her. Hearing Minerva's words of appreciation and her assurance that they'd held out long enough for reinforcements to arrive allowed Christel to die peacefully.
- High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle on her right eye.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Her personnel file confirms she's in love with Minerva and often fantasizes about being together with her. Between the two, she's the more overtly feminine one, in terms of her style of dress and mannerism.
- Number Two: Second to command Squad F.
- Secret Character: A bizarre example. You unlock her in the post-game by bringing her back from death, using the same mechanic to resurrect other dead characters.
- Undying Loyalty: Christel is hopelessly loyal to Minerva, bordering Cloudcuckoolander levels. Even after Minerva suffered a setback or made an obvious mistake, Christel somehow manages to perceive them as positive traits.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Spends a majority of the "A Chivalrous Heart" fragment reassuring Minerva that Squad F believes in her abilities, when her commander is seriously angsting over her perceived inferiority to Claude. It doesn't stick until the Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! moment above, after which Minerva finally gets over it... temporarily.
- The Captain: The level-headed and responsible Captain of the Centurion.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He once lost a ship and an entire crew to an ambush because he was briefly away from the bridge. Ever since then, he does everything on the bridge while on duty, eating & sleeping included.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He was this a long time ago!
- Game-Breaking Injury: He suffers serious head wounds during Crymaria's 2nd attack on the Centurion, which eventually ends up with him giving Claude command over the Cygnus Fleet. After the war said injury pretty much forced him to retire from active command.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His surname is changed to Morgen in translation done outside of Japan/Asia.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Stated to frequently butt heads with Claude often, but eventually grows to respect him and trusts him with the Centurion command.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When Imperials manage to sneak past Squad E in "Soul of the Navy," Bryan takes up his rifle and helps defend the engine room.
- Number Two: XO of the Centurion when Captain Morgan is not around.
- Bridge Bunnies: She's the Centurion's radar operator.
- The Dreaded: The crew of the Centurion are always nervous around her because of her foul mouth. The truth is that she's not actually angry at them, but good luck trying to explain that.
- Fun with Subtitles: Her lines are so mean and vicious, that the text box sometimes includes a more polite "translation" of what she actually means in parentheses under her dialogue.
- Grade Skipper: She skipped several grades in school and entered boot camp early.
- Hates Small Talk: She just can't say something casual without turning it into an insult or a curse.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her very abrasive exterior, she does care about her squadmates, particularly when she tries to reassure Stahlschrott that she and the others would be sad if he died.
- Lady Swears A Lot: Easily the most foul-mouthed character in the game. She beats out Raz, which says a lot. She thinks she probably picked it up from her drill sergeant during training.
- Meaningful Name: Her name sounds similar to aloof. She means well, but talks like a delinquent.
- No Social Skills: Entering boot camp at such a young age has left her ill-equipped for normal social situations.
- Odd Friendship: With Stahlschrott. Lampshaded by Marie at the end of their Squad Story.
- Only One Name: She's a Darcsen.
- That Came Out Wrong: Her definition of "polite" is vastly different from average people. The simple fact is, her "insults" towards other people aren't meant to be put-downs: they're just how she addresses people normally in her head.
The Naval Surgeon above Centurion.
- The Dreaded: Lots of crewmen, marines, and even Squad E soldiers try to escape sickbay and claim to be combat-ready. Half the time it's because Sergio scares the crap out of them. He is apparently so feared that some said the survival rates have improved because everyone is too terrified to see him.
- Friend to All Children: He was previously a pediatrician, and the children love him just as much as he does.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When Imperial soldiers manage to get past Squad E in the story "Soul of the Navy," he takes up an anti-armor lance as a playable character.
- Skip the Anesthetic: Stated to disdain anesthetics.
Voiced by: Shin Aomori (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)
Chief Engineer of the Centurion and a veteran of three decades who served Captain Roland for a long time.
- Combat Medic: He is classified as an engineer when playable.
- Old Soldier: He's still qualified for combat if needed.
- You Shall Not Pass!: He, along with a number of other soldiers, holds back the Imperial soldiers accompanying Forseti, who invaded the Centurion to retrieve Angie. By the time Claude, Riley, and Kai reach André, he is in a critically wounded state. By the end of the game, however, he's completely fine.
Voiced by: Sho Hayami (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)
The pragmatic commander of X-0. He pilots the Lophius, a submarine/drill tank/micro warship/research vessel, in combat. Also has an actual submarine which is as big as a real battleship.
- Asshole Victim: He gets killed when Nikola commits suicide by using a self-destruct trigger mechanism to blow herself up, taking him with her.
- Bad Boss: He treats his subordinates like products and considers subordinate failures as defective products that should be disposed of. However, he is impeccably polite and never actually threatens of insults Forseti or Walz.
- Big Bad: The main villain of the story.
- Catchphrase: "Recalibration", uttered by him whenever his Tykebombs fail him. This is obviously some kind of torture based on how scared his girls are of it, and how crazy they are after it.
- Didn't Think This Through: He plans to study a fantasy nuclear explosion... from about a hundred feet away. The description of his tank says that he built it to withstand an explosion of that magnitude, but judging from the fact that a single powered up mortar shell can destroy his tank, it is safe to say he failed.
- For Science!: Tried to set off a nuclear explosion, just outside of a large city, because he wanted to see what it would look like.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: For all his talks about sacrifice, he was ultimately sacrificed by his own Tyke-Bomb. Nobody felt sorry for him.
- Karmic Death: He "calibrates" Nikola and Chiara to blow themselves up if they fail. So when Nikola realizes he failed, she makes sure he gets blown up with her.
- Piggybacking on Hitler: A rare fantasy version of the trope: Belgar cares nothing for the Empire's politics or larger goals, and is openly derisive of the Emperor. The only reason he joined them was because of their promise to give him unlimited funding and no enforcement of any ethical restraints on his experiments.
- Sanity Slippage: He gets noticeably crazier with each additional piece of his supertank you destroy.
- Mad Scientist: He was so obsessed with his friend, Albert Miller's research, that he killed him and his entire family, except for Riley. Said research would eventually give birth to the Valkyrie-powered battleships and during the final mission, he keep ranting how he will now achieve their shared dream, despite the fact that Albert himself was horrified how his research could be used to create WMDs.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His surname is transliterated as "Berger" in the 10th Anniversary Illustration Book.
- Weaksauce Weakness:
- The secret to defeating his colossal amphibious tank is to build ladders on it.
- He built his tank to be theoretically fantasy-nuke resistant without testing the weakest parts of its armor against more conventional weapons like mortar shells, anti-armor lance warheads, and plain-old rifle bullets.
- Yandere: A non-romantic example. As noted in Mad Scientist entry above, everything he does is done in the name of his "shared dream" with Albert Miller. He even goes on rant on how Albert "betrayed him" when he refused to continue the research upon realizing the horrible consequences that could come with it.
- Your Answer to Everything: He can't go on for a minute without talking about sacrifices.
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)
The strategist for X-0. He is also the real Kai Schulen, the older brother of Leena Schulen.
- Broken Pedestal: The members of Squad E looked up to Kai before he defected to the Empire.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Learning what the Federation, as well as Vinland, are doing with descendants of Valkyrur, turned him from a loyal soldier into a traitor.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He is so obsessed with Angie's innocence and purity from conflict that he couldn't comprehend that, by the time you confront him in Centurion's reactor room, Angie was willingly powering the ship without being tricked by others unlike what happened with her original contract signing, because she wanted to save her friends.
- Evil Cripple: He walks with a cane since during his escape from his defection, he had gotten clipped by a bullet.
- Evil Former Friend: Fits this trope perfectly. Once he saw the abuse of Valkyria, he decided to become a mass murderer on the side of an obviously evil empire in order to save a handful of test subjects.
- Friendly Sniper: Back in the day, he was a friendly sniper who works with Claude and the others in the army.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Left the Federation in disgust over their human weapons experiments, and ends up joining an Imperial organization for human weapons development.
- Hypocrite: Big time.
- For all his grandstanding and alleged disdain for the Federation's cruelty against the Valkyria, he's just as guilty. He treats Crymaria with utter contempt, referring to her as a weapon rather than a person and even taunts Crymaria during one of her emotional breakdowns by threatening to send her back to the laboratory if she fails him.
- At the end of chapter 16, Forseti tells Claude and Riley that he grew to hate the Federation for how they treated the Valkyria as tools, regardless of them being young girls. Yet he's no different than the Federation in how he treats Nikola and Chiara. Forseti himself gives Chiara the order to self-destruct for failing him and smirks when he sees she's afraid of dying. He also orders Nikola to stall Claude, even if it meant her own death, without a second thought.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Done in response to the treatment of Valkyrur children by the Federation, leaving Leena to take his place in Squad E.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name is transliterated as "Forse" in the 10th Anniversary Illustration Book.
- That Man Is Dead: He discards his old name and changes it to Forseti after joining X-0 and becoming its strategist.
- The Unfought: He is never fought directly in-game, and spends his last moments at his little sister's mercy after his attempts to retrieve Angie from the Centurion's Forbidden Zone were foiled.
- Villain Has a Point: Raz agrees with Kai's words that the Federation was twisted upon learning about the reactors running on the Valkyria.
- We Can Rule Together: He actually offers Claude to join his cause, valuing his skills in the battlefield. Considering what he pulled throughout the story though, Claude refused.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to say anything about him without referring to the fact that he's also the real Kai Schulen.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is willing do whatever it takes to save Angie and the rest of the Federation Valkyria from their fate. Unfortunately, he is also willing to sacrifice millions in the process.
- Yandere: A non-romantic example towards Angie. Saving her is his driving goal, but he crosses numerous moral lines for her sake, and his affection for her is unhinged and disturbing.
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)
The 31-year old hedonistic leader of Ausbruch, the 502nd heavy tank platoon and an independent gang of the Imperial army. He commands a tank, called the Vulcan, in combat.
- Ace Custom: The Vulcan, a top of the line imperial tank notable for it's speed.
- Blood Knight: Thrives in combat, particularly against challenging opponents whom he calls his soul mates.
- Befriending the Enemy: The next time he and Crymaria encounter Squad E in Schwartzgrad (after the ceasefire), they meet in good terms, to the point that Walz has no issue with lending his tank to Claude so he can pursue Belgar, who has stolen the Centurion.
- The Casanova:
- Is an utterly shameless flirt and when he's not fighting he's likely pursuing another romantic conquest. At least he used to be, until he met Crymaria and he decided to settle down. Then again, pulling this trope on Crymaria is not a good idea...
- "The Two Valkyria" shows he tried to flirt with Selvaria, but she was all business and she only has eyes for Prince Maximilian.
- Colonel Badass: He's a Lieutenant Colonel.
- Defusing the Tyke Bomb: When Crymaria's powers spiral out of control, Walz, who was thought to be taken out along with his tank, appears out of nowhere and embraces her to attempt to calm her down and motivate her to continue living. He succeeds.
- Father to His Men: Is very friendly with and cares deeply about the soldiers under his command. Learning they were in danger of retribution from the higher ups is one of his motivations for agreeing to join Belgar's X-0 unit.
- Face Death with Dignity: Walz was prepared to pay with his life should he meet his demise at the hands of Squad E. Walz is thought to have gone down along with his tank... but he's shown to be completely fine afterwards when he appears and embraces Crymaria to prevent her powers from spiraling out of control.
- Heroic Bastard: Son of a nobleman and a maid, he abandoned the father that scorned him for the slums and clawed his way up the ranks on his own merits.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: In the "A Captainless Squad" DLC mission, as the Squad E soldiers escape their clutches, he opts not to pursue them despite having numerical and mechanized superiority, and his own soldiers' eagerness to go after them. After all, they're supposed to be on R&R and he sees no point in tiring themselves out before their next big mission.
- Lightning Bruiser: His tank Vulcan is not only hard-hitting and durable, but also able to move across long distance in the battlefield at high speed.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Klaus is this to Crymaria. The former being alive is what provided the reason for the latter to continue living.
- Military Maverick: Is willing to completely disregard orders from his superiors but is immune from any consequences so long as he gets the job done. Failing to completely wipe out the Federation Forces however is enough to get him relegated to supply duty.
- Noble Demon: He may be an aggressive and dangerous adversary, but he bears no animosity towards Squad E. Outside of combat, he's cordial and even friendly to his Federation counterparts, and is outraged when he finds out that the Federation is using Child Soldiers.
- Only Sane Man: Literally: he's the only person in X-0 that isn't evil or carrying massive psychological issues.
- Token Good Teammate: He's the only one of X-0 who isn't evil in any way. Even Crymaria is still a bit hard fit consider her massive inferoirity complex making her doing questionable actions just for approval.
- Villainous Friendship: Tries to form one with Forseti, and it's even somewhat successful, getting him to confess his true feelings about his relationship with his sister.
- Worthy Opponent: Is obsessed with finding ones, dubbing them his "soulmates".
Voiced by: Yukana (Japanese), Veronica Taylor (English)
The special duty captain of X-0, she is a Valkyria who is dubbed the "Winter Witch".
It should be noted that in the original Japanese version, she is specifically dubbed as 吹雪の魔女 (Fubuki no Majo), or Blizzard Witch. This is actually written in-game, in English. The term Winter Witch would have been translated from 冬の魔女 (Fuyu no Majo).
- Always Someone Better: She is the most powerful Valkyrur to-date, but felt Selvaria is better than her in all aspects. This is amplified by the DLC scenario, pitting her against Selvaria in a mock battle.
- Befriending the Enemy: Like Walz, she meets with Squad E on good terms when they next encounter each other in Schwartzgrad, and makes good-natured chit-chat with them.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Klaus, don't look at other women when Crymaria is around.
- Dark Magical Girl: She has power over ice, and has the ability to cast ice spells.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She gradually warms up to Walz overtime because he's one of the very few individuals who treats her as a person, not a tool of mass destruction.
- Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Successfully done by Klaus to Crymaria while she was on a rampage.
- The Dreaded: She doesn't boast a reputation as the "Winter Witch" for no reason.
- Hates Being Alone: Despite her demeanor, it is revealed that she longs for the company of others and wishes for someone to save her.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: Like Selvaria in the first game, she's basically unbeatable until the final encounter with her. Before then, victory in battles where she appears is achieved by keeping Squad E away from her long enough to achieve the mission objectives (Often by having a tank serve as a decoy so she won't go after the infantry), not by taking her out.
- An Ice Person: She's a Valkyria who has the ability to manipulate ice and cast ice spells, and enters and leaves battlefields with snowstorms.
- I Am Not a Gun: Walz is the only person on the Imperial side to not see Crymaria as just a weapon.
- It Is Pronounced Tropay: Her name is pronounced CrimAIRia, not Cry Maria.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Klaus is also this to Crymaria. The former being alive is what provided the reason for the latter to continue living.
- Ms. Fanservice: Between her white hair, huge breasts, and revealing outfit, she's a definite source of eyecandy.
- Most Common Superpower: Has devastating magical powers and a very large bust.
- Pet the Dog:
- Done by Crymaria to Angie, allowing the latter to leave peacefully after Angie mentioned about people who genuinely cared for her. Up to that point, Crymaria and other Valkyrur descendants were thought of only as living weapons. Angie's treatment by her comrades was surprising, to say the least.
- In a literal example, in the DLC chapter "A Captainless Squad", she lets Squad E return to their ship unmolested after learning that they only ran into her unit by chance while looking for their wandering dog - and that Rags had made friends with Fenrir.
- Power Incontinence: Crymaria's Valkyrur power is unstable and it is hinted that she doesn't have full control of it, which is not helped by her mental state. One notable example of this is after the last battle against her when her staff keeps drawing her power in order to prepare for the Final Flame even though she herself no longer wants to go through it upon finding out that Klaus is alive, to the point she begs for it not to take away Klaus from her.
- Rage Breaking Point:
- She goes berserk after Walz's downfall at the hands of Squad E, the red blizzard that ensued from her rage overwhelming the entirety of Squad E.
- "The Two Valkyria" shows she also lost her composure when Selvaria says she's weak and always has been, making Crymaria power up and blast Selvaria with ice.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Like the rest of the Valkyrur, she sports red eyes, which alone are an indication to run for your life if you cross her for any reason.
- The Unchosen One: Crymaria feels that she's always been like this with Selvaria being The Ace and her being considered trash. Her side of the map in "The Two Valkyria" is even the trope name.
- Witch Species: Noticeably absent in this game is the standard Valkyrur lance and shield (unless you purchased the DLC to enable Selvaria). As if to cement her image as the 'Winter Witch', Crymaria holds a staff instead.
- World's Strongest Woman: Crymaria may actually be the strongest Valkyrur in existence, albeit a very unstable one. In-game description states that her powers eclipse all other Valkyrur encountered thus far, even if Crymaria herself does not believe this to be the case.
Nikola Graf and Chiara Rocino
Nikola voiced by: Naomi Ozora (Japanese)
Chiara voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (Japanese)
A pair of X-0 enforcers who serve as the bodyguards of Heinrich Belgar.
- Bullying a Dragon: Downplayed. "The Two Valkyria" shows them acting smugly to Selvaria, forgetting that she's someone who can casually atomize them until she gives them a reason to back off.
- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Despite being shown to hate each other, Nikola calls out for Chiara as she is dying and one of her thoughts as she prepared to blow up herself and Belgar is that she will finally be able to meet Chiara again.
- Dark Action Girl: Both are X-0 enforcers working in the Empire's military.
- Exact Words: As part of their "calibrations", they were told by Belgar "failure would not be tolerated". Belgar failed to exclude himself from this order, which comes back to bite him, hard.
- Faux Affably Evil: Nikola speaks with a very formal and polite tone, but at the same time boasts both a sadistic and malicious personality.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Nikola blowing up herself and Belgar isn't due to revenge, it's due to this trope, or the inverse of it: her mind pretty much snapped after her last failure and after hearing Riley wanting to protect loved ones, she kind of applies that to Belgar under twisted reasoning that since they both fail, dying means they won't be anymore, and that she'll be able to meet Chiara again.
- Not So Different: Their personnel files say that Nikola looks down on Chiara as a simpleton, and that Chiara is disgusted by Nikola's cold malice. Both files then add "They may be more alike than either one would admit."
- Older Than They Look: Nikola is 21, Chiara is 20, but you'd never know it unless you read their personnel files, because they look, sound, and act like kids. They're also short, each being no taller than Angie who's only 12.
- Sadist: Nikola gets a kick out of psychologically torturing her victims.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Nikola Graf's name is transliterated as "Nicola Gref" in the 10th Anniversary Illustration Book.
- Stupid Evil:
- In Chapter 9, against Forseti (and Belgar)'s orders to seize the snow cruisers, they released Crymaria who proceeded to destroy the snow cruisers with her Valkyria power and nearly destroyed the Centurion in her attempt to prove herself.
- And again in Chapter 10, where they again tried to destroy the Centurion by dropping the parabombs instead of simply killing the Federation soldiers and capture the ship afterwards. Needless to say, this results in their "recalibration" when they fail in that regard too.
- Super Soldier: Both girls have been conditioned thanks to their time in X-0.
- Taking You with Me:
- Chiara pushes a trigger and blows herself up per Belgar's orders after she fails to stop Squad E from entering Schwartzgrad, badly crippling the Hafen and thus Claude leaves Miles to conduct major repairs while the former pursues Forseti on the Centurion.
- A fatally wounded Nikola also blows herself up with the same self-destruct trigger Chiara used, taking not only herself out, but also Belgar and the Lophius.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The two don't like each other much. The recruitable versions from the DLC drive it home: not only do they not have any affinity, they each have a potential that lowers their stats when they're around the other.
- Those Two Bad Guys: The two are almost always seen together, and they both engage in psychological and physical torment to their adversaries.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
- Because Chiara failed to stop Squad E from entering Schwartzgrad, she is ordered by Belgar to blow herself up.
- Nikola shares a similar fate... but since she realizes Belgar failed too, she decides to take him down with her. Not out of revenge, however: see Love Makes You Crazy.
A very high-ranking Imperial officer sympathetic to the Resistance.
The main villain of Chapter 13, a cruel Imperial officer.
- The Ghost: Burke never appears in person, nor does he ever speak.
- Obligatory War-Crime Scene: He orders one of his snipers to open fire on Federation medics, rendering Karen unusable for the mission until you find and eliminate said sniper.
- Too Dumb to Live: His tank is parked right next to a Ragnite crate (with the tank's radiator facing the crate, a horrible idea in combat). One good shot and boom goes the dynamite along with the tank.
An anti-Empire guerrilla fighter from the Nord Republic.
- Fatal Family Photo: Mika spends time talking about his pregnant wife, who's expecting a child. He even says he'll name him after Claude if the baby is a boy. It's no surprise when he's dead by the end of the mission.
- Heroic Sacrifice/Taking the Bullet: Died taking the shot directed at General Manuel.
- La Résistance: He's part of the Blue Rose, a resistance group made up of people within the Empire. His own homeland was conquered by Imperial forces and he's doing what he can to fight back.