Atlantic Federation: Squad E ( Tank Commanders | Scouts | Shocktroopers | Lancers | Engineers | Snipers | Grenadiers ) | Federation Navy
East Europan Imperial Alliance: X-0
Grenadiers in general
- Defog of War: Grenadiers can rain fire on enemies outside of their FOV if an ally has line of sight to the target. By working in tandem with a Scout for a spotter, they can carpet bomb the enemy from anywhere across field.
- Glass Cannon: Like Snipers, Grenadiers are capable of dealing massive damage either to infantry or vehicles, depending on their weapon. They are also very fragile with sub-par HP, as their blast suits don't offer much resistance to gunfire.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Their aim, when controlled by the AI during intercept fire, is horrendous. They'll rarely hit anything that isn't stationary and can still miss even then. Plus, their reload speed and rate of fire is slow - a stark contrast to the reload speed and accuracy of enemy controlled Grenadiers.
- Mighty Glacier: Grenadiers have very low AP and movement speed to match. Don't expect them to be able to cover much distance without assistance from the Cactus, or a Command unit like Minervanote .
- Non-Indicative Name: Contrary to what their class name might suggest, Grenadiers aren't infantry equipped with hand grenades to flush out enemies from their fortifications. Instead, they are technically one-man mortar crews.
- Weaksauce Weakness:
- Whether friendly or Imperial, a Grenadier has to be set up to fire. If a Grenadier is knocked down by an explosive, they will need to waste a CP to set themselves up again to attack. Certain strategies only call for enemy Grenadiers to be knocked off their footing by a grenade to enable safe passage for Scouts and other squishy ground troops. They also have a minimum range, and cannot fire if the enemy is too close.
- Grenadiers need an unobstructed arc between them and their targets to hit, meaning they can be messed up by obstacles like trees, ice crystals, and roofs, as the grenade shells have quite large hitboxes, which the projected aiming arc doesn't account for.
Squad E Grenadiers
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Voiced by: Shunzou Miyasaka (JP)
Likes: Aulard Abington, Hanna Carroll, Aoife
- 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.
- The Comically Serious: Watching him trying to first explain Aoife his feelings as if they were a physics problem is just precious.
- 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.
- Messy Hair: That verges into being straight up Einstein Hair.
- "No. Just... No" Reaction: How he reacts when Riley suggests he and Hanna should try dating instead. Both are not amused. They end up married after the war.
- Opposites Attract: Logical, reserved Jascha ends up marrying Hot-Blooded Hanna. He's more surprised than anybody.
- The Spock: Very serious and logical.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: He has to have it spelled out to him before he accepts what that funny feeling he has in the presence of Aoife is, and is still quite a bit incredulous afterwards.
- Younger Than They Look: You'd be forgiven for not realizing that the grey-haired, scruffy professor was actually only 32.
Voiced by: Youhei Azakami (JP), Christian La Monte (EN)
Likes: Jester Mooney, Teresa Leach
- Can't Take Criticism: He does not take negative opinions of his books very well at all. When his AP falls below half, Connor's Defense degrades.Connor: [upon triggering Unpopular Author] "They just don't get my work..."
- 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.
- Doing It for the Art: Connor is a canonical example, as his sole reason for enlisting is to gain firsthand experience for the war novel he's working on. Which is lampshaded by his personnel file, several of his unit activation quotes, and his personal Potentials:Connor: (if selected on field map) "Inspiration strikes!"Connor: (triggering Seeking Inspiration) "I NEED inspiration!"
- Henpecked Husband: If his Squad Story and his own character profile are any indication, he is apparently this to his wife, possibly due to his questionable writing career. Nevertheless, his wife supports him in his writing.
- It's for a Book: The crux of his character.
- Left Hanging: Played for laughs. If he dies in battle, his last words are:Connor: (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".
- Also done during his aforementioned death quote, in which he laments dying without any development, or closure.
- 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: Yukiko Motoyoshi (JP), Brianna Knickerbocker (EN)
Likes: Neige LePreton, Hanna Carroll, Jascha Alatt
- Apologetic Attacker: Some of her attack quotes are her profusely apologizing to the enemy.
- 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.
- Distracted by the Sexy: If surrounded by men, Aoife becomes frustrated and her performance degrades.Aoife: [upon triggering Love Troubles] You really are handsome...
- Disc-One Nuke: Aoife is hands down, the best Grenadier you'll be getting for a while, by virtue of her being the most well-balanced of the three you receive by the time the class is introduced. Almost all of her potentials are beneficial, and the one detriment she has is entirely situational, meanwhile Connor is potentially more powerful, but has two incredibly bad potentials that trigger very frequently. She is also highly accurate to boot and has an advantage during night missions, making her a popular early pick among players, and remains viable way into the late game, even after Riley has received her potential upgrade and more powerful alternatives like Jascha have joined the Squad.
- Happily Married: To her fiancé back home, once the war is finished.
- Heroic Second Wind: Her Promised Love potential allows Aoife to gain significant boosts to her combat performance and defense should her HP fall below half. It is unlocked by completing her squad story.
- Doubles as Determinator, as Promised Love steels Aoife's resolve to survive and go home to her fiancé no matter what.Aoife: No matter what, I will survive!
- Doubles as Determinator, as Promised Love steels Aoife's resolve to survive and go home to her fiancé no matter what.
- The Lost Lenore: Of her fiancé at home, should she be KIA. It gets doubly tragic when you realize they're only engaged and not actually married yet, as her Tragic Keepsake is her engagement ring.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is of Irish origin, meaning "beauty" or "radiance."
- Messy Hair: A single lock that lays right in the middle of her face at all times.
- Nice Girl: Extremely kind to those around her, she has something nice to say about everyone.
- No Pronunciation Guide: Her name, being Irish, is pronounced "ee-fa" instead of "aoi-fe". If you've skipped her recruiting dialogue and/or haven't played her squad story yet, her name might be rather confusing to read.
- Only One Name: Like all Darcsen.
Ben Smith / "Stahlschrott"
Voiced by: Volcano Ota (JP), Richard Epcar (EN)
Likes: Louffe, Scott Aldiss
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: He was suggested by Marie to be far more amicable in the past, but the more often he had to be put back together, the more aloof and emotionally inscrutable he became. He gets a little better after bonding with Louffe.
- 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.
- Facial Horror: A good third of his face is composed of an ashen grey skin patch held together by staples, inviting comparsion to a Frankenstein Monster. He also sports a bulky metal plate under the jaw, possibly for keeping it in place.
- Lightning Bruiser: His potential "No Rest" allows him to cover far more distance than your average grenadier, and triggers reliably often, making him an even better candidate than Riley for pulling off certain strategies.
- Meaningful Name: His nickname, "Stahlschrott," means "scrap metal."
- Post-End Game Content: He only becomes avaliable after beating a Hard Skirmish, meaning you'll need to beat the campaign first.
- The Stoic
- Sunglasses at Night
- 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.
- Terminator Impersonator: Has the general looks, and the prostetic bodyparts to go with it; plus he spouts a ton of catchprases from Ahnold's movies ("I'll be back" when he falls in combat, "Come with me if you want to... Survive" during his Squad Story, "If he bleeds we can kill it" when his potential activates, and so on).
- 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.
Likes: Curtis Blackwell, Brian Haddock, StahlschrottSee Valkyria Chronicles 4 Federation Navy
Likes: Welkin Gunther, Alicia Melchiott
Rank: Captain (Special)
Likes: NoneFor tropes related to her character, visit the X-0 page.
- Developers' Foresight: Crymaria has animations and voice lines for entering Last Stand, despite the seemingly improbable chance of this happening due to her HP and defensive stats.
- Healing Factor: Like Selvaria, Crymaria can randomly regain all health after finishing a salvo.
- Mighty Glacier: Being a Grenadier, Crymaria is painfully slow, and the class' innately low AP doesn't help matters. She makes up for this with her Stone Wall-grade HP and powerful defensive capabilities, however.
- No-Sell: Crymaria is completely immune to being knocked down by explosions and slow effects.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Despite supposedly being "the most powerful Valkyrur" to ever walk the earth, Crymaria is overshadowed in nearly all aspects by Selvaria, her fellow DLC Hero Unit. Compared to Selvaria, who's a Scout, Shocktrooper, Lancer and Sniper thrown into one character, Crymaria's only selling point is her big area-of-effect attack that does negligible damage to tanks, unlike her super-powerful boss version. Pretty much anything Crymaria can do, Selvaria can do it ten times better, without the baggage that the Grenadier class brings.
- Nowhere is this more emphasized than during Crymaria's version of the Two Valkyria showdown. Whereas Crymaria can only reliably handle infantry and anything hardier will need support from her own troops, Selvaria could just breeze through the mission alone without breaking a sweat due to her hilariously overtuned kit. Then again, it could also be Gameplay and Story Integration seeing as Selvaria has basically mastered her own powers despite being far weaker while Crymaria, powerful as she is, is plagued by self-loathing and mental instability that prevents her from going all-out without harming herself and others.