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Kurt Irving (Number 7)

Voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura in Japanese
A 20-year-old ex-officer banished to the Nameless for charges of treason. He now uses his time among the Nameless to gain back his name and redeem himself.

Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Sniper

  • The Ace: Was a top Lanseal cadet who graduated shortly before the Imperial invasion of EC 1935.
  • Agent Scully: Believes in no superstition whatsoever, which occasionally leads to hilarious moments. On the other hand, this is how he manages to clear Riela's reputation.
  • Chaste Hero: Well, sometimes.
  • Clear My Name: The good latter half of the game is dedicated to this now that he has strong evidence against Eisler.
  • Colonel Badass
  • The Comically Serious: At times. For example, he calmly gives Zeri candies to cool the latter's head off, all while retaining a serious look. In the OVA, he does a similar thing to Isara, which gives off the vibe that he has just given candies to a little kid.
  • Determinator: Even when the entire world is arrayed against him and The Nameless, he won't give up and usually will come out with a rational solution.
  • The Gadfly: Has a tendency to tease Imca in her personal scenes. Even in her ending!
  • He Knows Too Much: Initially, no, he really does not know a thing about the conspiracy. After one too many Uriah Gambits though, he finally begins to know too much.
  • Limit Break: Kurt is able to get two nearby allies to follow him and attack together while only using up his own pool of AP.
  • Nice Guy: A naturally nice guy, probably moreso than Welkin.
  • No Social Skills: Despite the aforementioned trope, he starts out rather awkward around others, to the point where he sees no point of thanking Riela's efforts after a mission, thinking it's a normal thing.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Has a talent for mixing herbs and spices in order to make eating rations more tolerable - sometimes at the entire Squad's expense.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Despite being a brilliant Lanseal graduate, he's sent off to lead The Nameless. Because he just so happens to bump into a particular courier that was carrying messages of a conspiracy between Carl Eisler and Cardinal Borgia. Eisler is paranoid as hell.
  • Shirtless Scene: In the Beach Episode in chapter 7 and the epilogue of "The Secret of Her Power" DLC, although in the former we only see his close-up.
  • Sweet Tooth: Whenever he's angry, he cools his head off with candies.
  • Theme Naming: The number "7", a staple within the series, this time used as his number within the Nameless.

Imca (Ace Number 1)

Voiced by Masumi Asano in Japansese.
A 17-year-old Darcsen from an Imperial village very near the Gallian border, armed with a rocket launcher/BFS out for revenge against a Valkyria who destroyed her village.

Preferred classes: Lancer (starting class), Fencer

  • Ace Custom: Her weapon, Var, was something she made herself.
  • Action Girl: Taken to extremely awesome levels. It's safe to say she's definitely the main one in Squad 422.
  • Adorkable: Despite being a bona fide badass, plenty of her mannerisms indicate otherwise. For example, freaking out and crying over the sight of a mushroom. And they are very endearing.
  • Badass Bandolier: Wears a belt of lancer shells. It sways nicely.
  • BFG: As a Lancer or Mortarer, her Var goes into Rocket Mode. As a Shocktrooper (with correct burst modes), Scout, Sniper, or Engineer, it goes into Gun Mode.
  • BFS: As a Fencer or Armored Tech, her Var goes into Blade Mode.
  • The Berserker: Has shades of this in the story.
  • Book Dumb: She spent several years in the wilderness, giving her an extensive knowledge of nature and combat. However, she tends to oversimplify things.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Noted in her Fragment chapter.
  • The Comically Serious: Thanks to her Book Dumb nature. For example, at one point when the Nameless took a group photo, Imca flatly stated that she hopes the camera won't suck her soul out of her body.
  • Cry Cute: In her ending.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: It takes longer than most examples, but it definitely applies.
  • Duel to the Death: She polishes her big gun every night while thinking about having this kind of very personal moment with Selvaria. When this finally happens, Selvaria absolutely thrashes her with little effort.
  • Due to the Dead: Upon finding out about Isara's death, she fires off her Var to the sky to pay her respects.
  • Forgiveness: Forgives Selvaria after the latter spares her in their Duel to the Death, delivers her unconscious body to Kurt, and gives a little speech about how there are a lot of things in life that are much more worthwhile than war. This is after Selvaria was essentially dumped by Maximilian.
  • It's Personal: She might hate the Imperium just like other good Gallians, but ultimately what matters to her is her epic vendetta against "the witch with the blue flames". When the Gallian army finally makes a move to recapture Ghirlandaio, she rushes there before anyone else because she don't want anyone other than her to finish Selvaria.
  • I Work Alone: Carries to her Personal Potential, actually, and two missions involve playing only as her.
    I do not need any help!
  • Limit Break: Imca can use her weapon to target multiple enemies and launch a Macross Missile Massacre.
  • Love Interest: One of two for Kurt.
  • Not So Stoic: She freaks out when Kurt gives her a mushroom at one point, not knowing of her hatred of them. For a darker example, see Unstoppable Rage below.
  • Picky Eater: It's even the name of one of her Personal Potentials. Namely, she hates mushrooms, milk, bitter coffee, and there's probably still more.
  • Revenge: She joined the Nameless so she can get revenge on a certain Valkyria who destroyed her village.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Geez, just because you can knock a fledgling Valkyria with your BFS, doesn't mean that you can do the same to a seasoned Valkyria that is an ace even without her magic power... And there is actually a chapter where she storms Ghirlandaio just by herself with this baseless confidence, thus necessitating a very difficult rescue mission. She actually lost to Selvaria this way, and it's only Selvaria's mercy and/or lack of will to live that spares her.

Riela Marcellis (Number 13)

Voiced by Aya Endo in Japanese.
A 21-year-old Valkyria viewed as The Jinx for being only survivor of many doomed army squads.

Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Engineer

  • Action Girl: Oh yes. She comes rather close to rivaling Imca in this department, but the latter still has her beat.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She has been this since she was a child due to her strange appearance, and made worse thanks to her Grim Reaper reputation. She gradually loses this with Kurt's help, though.
  • Angst: She does Angst when she discover her Valkyria power, but she gets over it relatively quickly... if only because by that point there are so many other crap that is happening in her life. If anything, she actually thinks of her power as a disaster mitigation.
  • Big Eater: And apparently having insensitive taste buds doesn't help matters.
  • Boobs of Steel: She continues the seeming VC tradition of Valkyria being both effective and well-endowed
  • Bullying a Dragon: According to her, she used to be bullied often as a child, only for her wounds to be completely healed on the next day. The bullies stopped on their own upon learning about it.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The knife that she used to threaten Kurt early in the story, to some extent. As revealed in "The Secret of Her Power" DLC, it acts as a small-scale Valkyrian artifact that activates her power, and played a factor on how she managed being the Sole Survivor of five squads. This may also explain why, unlike Alicia, she didn't have to be put at the brink of death for her Valkyria power to awaken in the story.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: If the epilogue of "No. 1 is Restless" says anything, she has shades of this. Poor Imca.
  • D-Cup Distress: She dislikes her breasts being so big as she tries to diet, only to find she's losing weight everywhere BUT her chest. It should be noted she still drinks milk, which some characters suspect is the cause. Fans however would also point to her being a Valkyria as the reason.
  • Healing Factor: Like Alicia, she has the "Mysterious Body" potential, and story-wise, her injuries heal fast.
  • The Heart: Especially in the OVA.
  • The Jinx: Seen this way by other soldiers due to her being the only survivor of multiple squads.
  • Limit Break: Riela goes into Valkyria mode where she becomes invincible and can do a One-Hit Kill with her lance.
  • Love Interest: The other one.
  • Meaningful Name: She's called Number 13, the unlucky number.
  • The Medic: Her other preferred class.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Huge breasts, short miniskirt, long red/white hair, and wears a bouncy bikini during the beach segment.
  • Nice Girl: An innately kind woman, although her reputation as The Jinx overshadows this.
  • No-Sell: She is unaffected by attacks while in Valkyria Mode.
  • Sole Survivor: Of multiple squads prior to joining Squad 422.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: In contrast to Imca, she likes milk.
  • Undying Loyalty: Seems to develop this to Kurt after he helps her to prove that her "Grim Reaper" title is undeserved.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Riela's case is an odd gradient of silver and red. There's an in-story reason for that.

    Squad 422 (The Nameless)

Gallia's penal military unit, consisting of criminals, deserters and military offenders whose names are stricken off the record and given numbers in their place. Expected to die for Gallia, they are sent to do Gallia's dirtiest jobs, up to and including taking on Calamity Raven, an Imperial detachment mostly made of Darcsens.

  • Badass Crew: While assigned to take on the most dangerous of missions that the Gallian military would dare not attempt, they are nevertheless up to the task; their Faction Motto reinforces this.
  • Faction Motto: "Altaha Abilia" (Latin for "Always Ready"), highlighting the squad's determination to take on whatever dangers come their way.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Ultimately, and reinforced in one of the endings. When Kurt asks for their assistance for the last time against Dahau, all of them follow him.
  • Meaningful Name: The unit's number is a stealth reference to the 442nd Infantry Regiment, a Japanese-American unit who fought on the European front during World War II (except with the "4" in the middle digit replaced with "2").
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: More so than those from the previous two games (the first is a militia unit made up of civilian volunteers; the second is an entire class of bottom-rung cadets).
  • Side Quest: Using your troops for certain amount of time will eventually unlock their side chapters. Completing them will give new Personal Potentials those give great advantage for them.
  • You Are Number 6: Everyone is assigned a number, and are expected to address each other as such.

Gloria Durrell (Number 3)

Voiced by Chigusa Ikeda in Japanese.
An old lady accused of weapons smuggling and was a "madam" at a whorehouse.

Preferred classes: Lancer (starting class), Gunner

  • Cool Old Lady: And oddly doubles as a Cool Big Sis figure of sort, especially for Annika.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She has no illusion about where she stands in the morality spectrum, but even she has a moral code that she follows fervently. This is actually the point of her Fragment.
    (Potential triggered) "Even someone like me has a sense of justice."
  • Glass Cannon: She is one of the best characters in terms of firing accuracy, and due to her preferred classes, she can be very lethal. Unfortunately, she suffers from low HP and evasion.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Since she's a brothel madam, she must have had a good looks back then. Don't think too much about it.

Gusurg (Number 6)

Voiced by Takuya Kirimoto in Japanese

Squad 422's Darcsen Tank Commander who was thrown into Nameless for being a "troublesome Darcsen activist".

  • Cool Tank / Awesome Personnel Carrier: Like the second game, you can customize your tank as either.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Throughout the story, he becomes more jaded and cynical about the Gallian forces, his positive potential replaced with negative ones.
  • Smug Snake: After his defection, he really take his time belittling Kurt whenever they meet in combat, he also views his men and Lydia ultimately expendable in the name of Dascen independence.
  • Taking You with Me: He refuses to abandon Randgriz even though Marmota is gone and Galian Army is rushing in to take back their capital. If he's going to die, he might as well BLOW UP ECHIDNA AND THE ENTIRETY OF RANDGRIZ, making the capital his grave. Stopping him is the goal of Episode 19. This does make him a lot less sympathetic.

Alfons Auclair (Number 11)

Voiced by Kohei Matsumoto in Japanese.
Also known as the "Gallian Hawk", Alfons prides himself on being an expert spy. He got sent to the Nameless for his illegal methods of information-gathering.

Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Armored Tech

  • Acrofatic: To some extent, with Scout as his preferred Class and all.

Valerie Aynsley (Number 12)

Voiced by Ai Sasaki in Japanese.
A historian seeking the truth behind the Darcsen Calamity. Wound up as "Number 12" for repeated counts of trespassing into historical ruins.

Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Engineer

  • Determinator: Very dead-set on seeking the truth behind the Darcsen Calamity, even as it may be too much for her own good. At least, Deit appreciates her for her efforts.
  • Knife Nut: She executes an imperial in the anime like this.
  • The Medic: One of her preferred classes is Engineer.

Amy Apple (Number 15)

Voiced by Minami Tsuda in Japanese.
An ordinary girl tricked into joining the Nameless in a desperate attempt to get enough money to fund her father's artistic career.

Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Gunner

  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Deit, albeit more due to Deit being so tall rather than huge.
  • Idiot Hair: A small one. Doesn't necessarily reflect her intelligence, though.
  • More Dakka: As Gunner, naturally.
  • Napoleon Complex: Subverted gameplay-wise - her small stature is actually an advantage for her, as shown in one of her Personal Potentials. Played straight story-wise, however, as she is actually one centimeter shorter than her registered height (150 cm).
  • Nice Girl: She's not violent, strange, bitter, hold dark secrets, or scheming. Which is a rarity amongst the female Nameless.
  • Parental Neglect: She is the one who needs to look after her father instead of the other way round.
  • Replacement Goldfish: More or less, she's taking the place of Deit's dead little sister.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Her preferred classes are Scout and Gunner. When she carries a heavy machine gun, it really shows.

Ada Ansorge (Number 16)

Voiced by Misaki Maruyama in Japanese.
A police officer driven to put Cedric on death row, who, for refusing to cooperate with an officer who decided to send Cedric to the Nameless instead, is sent over to become, ironically, Cedric's squadmate as "Number 16".

Preferred classes: Lancer (starting class), Sniper

Ilmari Gasotto (Number 17)

Voiced by Takeshi Mori in Japanese.
A young man branded as "Number 17" for failing to show up at a compulsory Militia draft, having felt too lazy at that time.

Preferred classes: Engineer (starting class), Sniper

  • The Slacker: So lazy, he only joins you AFTER THE GAME IS CLEARED. That's, like, so meta.

Elliot Oates (Number 18)

Voiced by Tomohisa Hashizume in Japansese.
A man in a fancy suit and gloves branded as "Number 18" for alleged marriage fraud.

Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Armored Tech

  • Custom Uniform: His standard outfit is basically a long coat.
  • Friend to All Children: One of his battle quote is "Children are the treasures of the world". And he doesn't come off as creepy for that, despite being The Casanova. This really shows if you complete his Fragment.
    • He is friend with Amy, and their bond is like a father and a daughter.
  • Love Hurts: At first, he still cannot get over his true love from years ago.

Frederica Lipps (Number 19)

Voiced by Minami Tsuda in Japanese.
A beautiful spy who went to the Nameless to escape from people chasing after her.

Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Shocktrooper

  • Ascended Extra: Got voiced dialogues in Carisa's Fragment.
  • Christmas Cake: 29 years old and still unmarried, still she has implied to have had one night stands with other men for information.
  • Custom Uniform: Her outfit is pretty much a long-sleeved one-piece with side slits showing her thighs, complete with fishnet stockings.
  • Femme Fatale: More or less lampshaded in the title of her Fragment, "The Scary Lady".
  • Honey Trap: Her main technique as a spy. Also how apparently she managed to get Crowe to put her in the Nameless.

Felix Cowley (Number 21)

Voiced by Daisuke Matsubara in Japanese.
A Nameless with a strong "big brother" instinct towards his squadmates due to losing his entire family during the first Europan War.

Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Lancer

  • Adorkable: Due to his overprotectiveness in general.
  • Determinator: Will keep his True Companions safe at all costs, as shown in his Fragment mission when he rescued Giulio.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He filed a complaint against an incompetent officer and got hauled off to the Nameless for his trouble.
  • Female Gaze: Although not very detailed, his in-game model shows quite a bit of his ass. He also happens to be the only one with it.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Even moreso than Kurt. While he generally means well, his obliviousness to females' way of thinking often causes him to unintentionally offend his female squadmates, makes him severely unpopular among them. Ouch.
  • The Lancer: Among secondary characters, he serves as this, being the one who often plays as devil's advocate when he finds Kurt's plans to be dangerous. Bonus points for being a literal Lancer, albeit not initially.
  • Multicolored Hair: A part of his bangs has noticeably darker color, which is especially apparent in event CGs.
  • The Power of Friendship: He views them as his surrogate family, thus his primary motivation to keep them safe. This trait carries to his Personal Potentials.
  • Shipper on Deck: Perhaps. In Chapter 18, after chiding Kurt for his un-leader-like behavior, Felix casually told Riela to snap Kurt out of it. Twice.
  • Verbal Tic: Less pronounced than Imca since the trait is also shared with a few others, but he has...particular manner of speech, such as pronouncing "nai" as "ne".

Leila Peron (Number 23)

Voiced by Umeka Shouji in Japanese
Older sister of VC1's Homer and a domineering woman who calls herself "Queen." She has an overarching desire to toughen up every man in Gallia... and ended up at Squad 422 for "educating" an officer.

Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Lancer

  • Action Girl: Not only is she a dominatrix, she backs it up with being a badass in a fight.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has very pronounced racks, and her preferred classes should tell you how formidable she is.
  • Catchphrase: "Kyouiku!" note 
  • Determinator: She intends to "toughen up" every man, including Maximilian, in order to put a quick end to the war.
  • Dominatrix: Complete with a riding crop. This may explain Homer.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She busts into the scene during Edy and Homer's milestone 100th article for the Valkyria Chronicles Blog.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She even has Personal Potential called "Irritable".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her domineering personality stems from her genuine desire to toughen up the weak-willed Homer. Unfortunately she went overboard, got banished to the Nameless for setting her sights on an officer... and produced a masochist.
    • In the OVA, she comforts a child who managed to escape her Imperial-infested village.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The officer she educated before getting herself hauled to the Nameless wasn't exactly a pleasant person.
  • Lady and Knight: A Played for Laughs case with her and Alfons.
  • Whip It Good: And poor Alfons Auclair is the frequent target of her riding crop. Later, Giulio and even Kurt become her victims.

Annika Alcott (Number 24)

Voiced by Misaki Maruyama in Japanese.
An energetic girl who gets into a lot of fights, and ended up among the Nameless for beating a rogue senseless.

Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Fencer

  • The Lad-ette: Most often seen either 1) fighting, or 2) training for fighting.

Cedric Drake (Number 25)

Voiced by Masato Obara in Japanese.
A notorious criminal drafted into Squad 422 for repeated counts of theft and murder, among other things.

Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Gunner

  • Ascended Extra: Got voiced dialogues in Carisa's Fragment.
  • Ax-Crazy: And his favored classes are Shocktrooper and Gunner. The only thing missing is him telling the enemies to say hello to his little friend.
  • Cool Shades
  • The Gadfly: He enjoys messing with Ada a bit too much.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Of the cool, badass variety.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He believes that if killing one in the alleyway makes him a murderer, killing hundreds in the battlefield will make him a hero.
    • He actually doesn't like war, but not for the reason most people have. Being in war means he's a hero, and he doesn't like being a good person. Go figures.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's also known as "Crime King Cedric".
  • Perma-Stubble
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He's a Darcsen Hater.
  • Serial Killer: One of the many things that brought him to the Nameless.
  • Ship Tease: With Ada, whose dogged determination to send him to death row intrigues him to no end. Also, in its own twisted way, Carisa's Fragment mission runs with this between him and Ada, although Cedric is mostly trolling her.
  • Slasher Smile: One of his cut-in portraits.
  • Sociopathic Hero: He believes in going against tradition and laws.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: About the only guy who grins when he kills.
    "How many does this make?"
  • Token Evil Teammate: Probably the only member of the Nameless who truly deserved his number.

Gisele Fleming (Number 26)

Voiced by Haruka Terui in Japanese.
A pyromaniac sent to the Nameless for repeated counts of arson.

Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Fencer

Giulio Rosso (Number 32)

Voiced by Ichitaro Ai in Japanese.

A former chef banished to the Nameless for stealing rare food ingredients from a high-ranking officer.

Preferred classes: Lancer (starting class), Engineer

Margit Ravelli (Number 33)

Voiced by Chigusa Ikeda in Japanese.

An Army officer and a Lanseal graduate whose subordinates' failure to comply to her orders in a mission wound her up as Number 33.

Preferred classes: Lancer (starting class), Scout

  • The Ace: Like Kurt, she was a Lanseal graduate with full honors.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Harbors feelings for Kurt in the same way Ilmari does for Riela.
  • Ascended Extra: Got voiced dialogues in Carisa's Fragment.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Just like Juliana Everhart, one of her tactics during a mission when she was at the Army involved attacking the enemy head-on. Her subordinates failed to comply, and she paid the price.
  • Character Development: Initially looked down upon her fellow Nameless comrades, and by the end of her Fragment mission she has learned what it means to be a commander.
  • The Ojou: Was one before her fall from grace.
  • The Napoleon: Short? Check. Big ego? Check.
  • No Sense of Direction: It gets so bad that it can actually decrease her anti-personnel damage. In Carisa's Fragment mission in Extra Edition, this happens in the epilogue upon attempting to regroup with the rest of the Nameless, all while she is being the leader of the mission.
  • Redemption Quest: One of her squadmate missions revolves around reliving the same mission that disgraced her, but this time, having learned from her bitter experience, she opted to use an unmarked bypass to attack the Imperials from the flank and convince Kurt to put her in the reins.
  • Small Girl Huge Bazooka: Despite being an adult (a Lanseal graduate), she's considerably shorter than the other Nameless, even the female members. Since her favored classes are Scout and Lancer, it really shows when she's carrying an anti-tank lance almost twice her height.

Serge Liebert (Number 45)

Voiced by Keisuke Komoto in Japanese.
A sickly young man who only volunteered to the Nameless so he could die gloriously in a battlefield.

Preferred classes: Engineer (starting class), Sniper

  • Blood Knight: Arguably, considering two of his Personal Potentials. He is nowhere as vocal as Zahar, however, and is more likely driven by his ideals as a military man rather than desire for battle.
  • Cold Sniper: Sniper is one of his favored classes, and he's one depressed fella.
  • Cry Cute: The ending of his Fragment mission. No, really.
  • Death Seeker: And he wants to go down in a blaze of wartime glory. If you complete his Fragment, he gets over his death-seeking tendency.
    (If knocked out of battle) "I don't want to die in the bed." (tears falling down his face)
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Even while genuinely smiling, his eyes never lit up.
  • Glass Cannon: In addition to having Sniper as one of his preferred classes, Serge's post-Fragment Personal Potential raises his accuracy and anti-personnel damage when his AP falls below half. At the same time, however, he has low HP as well as "Frail Body" Potential, which drops his defense.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Plenty of his lines indicate he is one for Kurt.
  • Ill Boy: Suffer from a lethal disease, he most likely won't see the end of the war even if he survive every battles.
  • The Medic: His favored classes are Engineer and Sniper. In-story, he is also pretty knowledgable about healing herbs.
  • Those Two Guys: Occasionally seen together with Felix and Giulio in side chapters.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kurt following getting over his Death Seeker tendency. Even after the war has ended and following Nameless' disbandment, he still considers Kurt as his commanding officer.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: This colors his perspective in life.

Clarissa Callaghan (Number 46)

Voiced by Haruka Terui in Japanese.
A nurse sent to the Nameless for allowing a captured Imperial soldier wounded in combat to go free.

Preferred classes: Engineer (starting class), Armored Tech

Deit (Number 56)

Voiced by Tomohisa Hashizume in Japanese.
A Darcsen who was thrown into Nameless simply due to his heritage.

Preferred classes: Armored Tech (starting class), Sniper

  • Cold Sniper: His favored classes are Armored Tech and Sniper. He's an extremely cold person due to a certain tragedy in his life.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The tragedy that made him the cold man with a bleak outlook in life.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Only towards Amy, and to a lesser extent, Valerie.
  • The Eeyore: The kind of people that believe that it will rain later today, even if it's as bright as a sunny day can be.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: While not necessarily huge, Deit towers over most of his squadmates, and it really shows when he appears together with Amy.
  • Fantastic Racism: The very reason he became "Number 56".
  • The Fatalist: He believes that all happens by the whims of fate, which are completely beyond human interference. He's endlessly depressed because of this. Considering that he 1) suffer from Darcssen persecutions all his life, 2) have a dead little sister, 3) is a Nameless, you can't blame him for this kind of mentality.
    (Starting a battle in which he's a commander) "Fate has sent me to yet another battle..."

Zahar Alonso (Number 57)

Voiced by Takeshi Mori in Japansese.
A former general of Fhirald (the same nation Radi Jaeger of VC1 came from), but became a mercenary after it was taken by the Empire. Found a job with the Gallian Army, but his drinking habits got him into trouble.

Preferred classes: Shocktrooper (starting class), Fencer

  • The Alcoholic: Which ended him up becoming "Number 57." It's so bad that he can suddenly stop during his turn if his thirst for booze gets him.
  • Berserk Button: He understandably gets upset when he sees any Imperial soldier.
    "Blasted Imperial brats!"
  • Blood Knight: He loves battle, and it shows.
    (Potential triggered) "I live in the battlefield!"
  • Unknown Rival: He absolutely hates Jaeger, and will produce a long list of outdated invectives if that person somehow become the topic of the conversation. According to him, he and Jaeger hailed from the same village, and Jaeger betrayed all their shared idealism by working for the Empire, which conquered their homeland. Whether this is a true account or just the rambling of a senile and alcoholic old soldier is up for debates.

Shin Hyuga (Number 58)

Voiced by Masato Obara in Japanese.
An immigrant from a distant realm in the east, with a Gallian mother and a far-eastern father. Using his native homeland's customs, he swore fealty to Princess Cordelia alone, and would not obey orders from the Militia, which is what brought him into the ranks of the Nameless.

Preferred classes: Scout (starting class), Fencer

  • Bungled Suicide as Comedy: At the end of his story, after some enlightenment from Serge that a commander's words equal to one's master's words in Shin's homeland, he views himself as a failure and proceeds to attempt seppuku, freaking the entire Nameless out.
  • Fish out of Water: His unfamiliarity with Gallian customs brought much trouble to him.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: No, it's not. He carries a ceremonial katana to battle, but he doesn't actually use it. He uses standard Fencer sword like everyone else.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Fitting for a samurai. Reflected in his favored classes, Scout and Fencer.

Carisa Contzen (Number 63) (see below)

Antonio Jose Rodriguez (Number 100)

Voiced by Yukimasa Kishino in Japanese.
A brother of Calvaro Rodriguez (of Valkyria Chronicles and Valkyria Chronicles II fame) and, like him, the drill instructor for Squad 422.


    Other Gallians 

Carisa Contzen

Voiced by Ai Sasaki in Japanese.
The girl in charge of R&D for this game, although she is not one of the Nameless.

  • Alliterative Name: Carisa Contzen
  • Catchphrase: God is money, not the customer!
    • Time is money!
  • Crazy-Prepared: In the OVA, she hid an anti-tank lance inside the Nameless Tank as a substitute of normal shells (which has run out by that point) and proceeded to blast an Imperial tank with it.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
  • Expy: Of, of all people, Reimu Hakurei of Touhou. It only takes a red hair bow to give her Reimu's appearance, and her "money before everything else" mindset as well as her non-chalant attitude in battle while she rides the tank after Gusurg defected doesn't help.
  • Field Promotion: Following Gusrug's defection to Calamity Raven, Carisa volunteers to become "Number 63" and take over his post.
  • Greed: Her primary motivation in life. This turns hilarious when she become the mission-giver in Valkyria Chronicles D.
    (Start of battle where she's a Commander) "You folks! Time is money, let's get this over quick!"
    (If you move her when The Nameless Tank has low HP) "Will you pay me extra for this?"
  • Miser Advisor: The only reason she become Nameless is to get her hands to The Nameless Tank, because it's a damn shame to let this perfectly good tank become wasted. She's not doing this to help anyone, and in fact continue charging you for new tank components, even though she's the one piloting it and get to use the shiny new parts with much glee.
  • Older Than They Look: She was revealed to be a veteran of the First Europan War.
  • The Scapegoat: Following the failed test of the poisonous rounds after Gusurg sabotaged them, the higher-ups put the blame on her and throw her into the Nameless.
  • Tank Goodness: Eventually the second Tank Commander after Gusrug's defection.
  • Vague Age: Apparently doesn't remember her age, claiming that she "stopped counting after 20".

Ramsey Crowe

Voiced by Hideo Ishikawa in Japanese.
Kurt's superior officer and the man in charge of Squad 422.

  • Carpet of Virility: Apparently he never button his uniform.
  • Escort Mission: Chapter 17 is devoted to escorting him to the capital so he can defend the Nameless in the court martial.
  • Expy: Of the good, late, frikkin' Freddie Mercury of Queen fame.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He treats The Nameless as people, and is willing to risk everything to defend them in the Military Tribunal. And by everything, this means going against the top brass and even the Church of Yggdism. This man has balls.

Carl Isler

A member of the Gallian Army and the officer who sent Kurt to join Squad 422.

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Cardinal Borgia. While Prince Maximillian and his cronies are the Big Bads for the whole Gallia, Eisler and Borgia are directly responsible for The Nameless' miserable condition.

    Recurring Gallians 

  • Guest-Star Party Member: They are only playable on certain missions involving them (including post-game ones). Some are permanently unlocked after finishing said post-game missions, while others require downloadable contents.

Squad 7

See Valkyria Chronicles for the general tropes.

  • Bad Liar: Both Welkin and Alicia attempted to hide Isara's death from Imca, to which Imca only proceeded to smile wryly and said that "Isara Gunther will never leave her brother behind".
  • Birds of a Feather: An extra scene shows Riela and Imca bond with each of their counterparts. Imca is especially affected by it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Welkin, per usual, and this time he compares the Nameless to chameleons since they're supposed to be "unnoticed". His initial reactions aside, Kurt nonetheless harbors respect for him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: And as usual, Alicia serves as one for Welkin.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied with Welkin following Isara's death. Alicia's reaction indicates that despite his appearance, Welkin is struggling to cope with his sister's death.
  • Supporting Leader: Welkin, to some extent. He even offers to defend the Nameless in the court martial along with Varrot if it is deemed necessary.
  • The Worf Effect: Got their ass handed rather easily in the OVA, although to be fair, they still manage to put up decent fight.

Eleanor Varrot

See Valkyria Chronicles for the general tropes.

Avan Hardins

Cosette Coalhearth

  • Break the Cutie: Her parents are killed (offscreen) in one of your missions.
  • Nice Girl: She and the citizens of Yuell even help you even after you're branded criminals and hunted by the regular army.


  • Fantastic Racism: Even more apparent than previous game, to the point his introduction has him accused for stealing wallet because he is a Darcssen. Thankfully Kurt bailed him out.

Juliana Everhart

Leon Hardins

Baldren Gassenarl

Audrey Gassenarl

Hubert Brixham

    Calamity Raven 
The Empire's "Trash", one could say, they are the primary antagonists from Chapter 3 onwards, and consist of mostly Darcsen troops. One could say they are the antithesis of Squad 442.

General tropes:


Voiced by Kōichi Yamadera in Japanese

A Darcsen and the leader of Calamity Raven, carries a giant Rifle around (as shown in the Demo).

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: That giant machine guns has got to be good for something. When you fight him in the Final Battle, he's literally invincible. Subverted. By that point, he's just the leader of a rogue Darcssen force without any Imperial rank.
  • Determined Defeatist: During the early years he was the only Darscen to openly defy the Empire for their oppression towards his people. Leading a resistance against them despite being clear he cannot hopw to defeat them and loses his wife among others in the fighting. He would have met an executioner's bullet if not for Borgia using him for his own ends. Even under Calamity Raven he would continue struggling to the very end by risking a second Great Calamity as a rallying cry.

Lydia Agthe

Voiced by Aya Hisakawa in Japanese
Second-in-command of Calamity Raven, and perhaps the only non-Darcsen member of the squad. She's also their Tank Commander aboard the Batomys-class Echidna.

  • Bad Boss: She hates the fact that she must go to battle with some "stinking Darcssens", and it shows. She practically has zero regards about her underlings, up to and including Dahau.
  • Cleavage Window: With her cape.
  • Cool Tank: Her Echidna.
  • Commissar Cap: And with the associated nastiness.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Dislikes being called by her last name, claiming that "there is no such person named Agthe". This is due to her view that a family name without family is stupid.
  • Dual Boss: With Gusurg at the first story battle in Chapter 15.
  • Foil: To Dahau. She's privileged and impulsive, compared to Dahau who is persecuted and tactical.
    • Also to Felix, who is a "fellow" Dark-Skinned Blonde. Felix has a lot of friends, and cares deeply about them. Lydia has no friends, and cares nothing about her people.
  • Hey, You!: Regularly refers to Gusurg as "Mr. Spy" or "Mr. Former Gallian Soldier" or such.
  • The Mole: Apparently she is Maximilian's eyes into the detachment, keeping Dahau and his men on a leash.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Between her cleavage window, large breasts, Zettai Ryouiki, long blonde hair, and dark skin, she's definitely a source of eye candy.
  • Pride: She doesn't like giving her all in battle, since it would put her on the same level as her subordinates.This in turn makes the first fight against Echidna simply a That One Level instead of Hopeless Boss Fight.


Voiced by Miyu Irino in Japanese.
A young Darcsen Fencer who admires Dahau.
  • BFS: This is actually a serious liability. You can simply walk at/through him without fear of retaliation.
  • Butt-Monkey: It seems that even The Nameless, of all people, ridicule him for being a kid.
  • Kid Sidekick: He has serious admiration toward "Sir Dahau", and will gladly do anything to realize his vision. He dies fighting to defend Dahau's final plan.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Gameplay-wise, even if your camp is guarded by a tank or APC, he will charge at it, sometimes even taking two CPs in one turn. Considering Fencer's defense has been severely nerfed from the previous game, this becomes especially stupid.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: A rare villainous example, which arguably makes him more sympathetic.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: You already know this, ok?

Gusurg (see above)

    Others Imperials 

Gennaro Borgia

The leader of Yggdist Church from the Empire. Regarded as a benevolent figure by public.


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