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    Mamori Tokonome 
Voiced by Mikako Izawa (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)

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A 16-year-old girl taken from her high-school, in broad daylight from her Phys-Ed class and shipped, as in launched inside a missile, to the Island of Mermaid for reasons she does not know or understand. She later finds out that she's an Extar, a human capable of turning into a weapon when extremely sexually aroused.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: While she's in Arms mode, there is yet to be shown anything that she can't slice through. She has been stabbed into at least half a foot solid stone, and in episode 4, she sliced through Frickin' Laser Beams.
  • Actual Pacifist: She hates violence with a passion. She will even plead on behalf of those who tried to brutalize her just moments before when they're being brutalized.
  • All-Loving Hero: She pleaded for mercy for Saejima when Charlotte stepped on the former's hands. This is despite the fact that Saejima brutalized her own partner before trying to do the same to her. Taken even further in episode 12 where she ask Mirei to cure Momoka of the Arm Virus even though the latter violated and use her powers against her friends.
  • And I Must Scream: While it's established that she doesn't have any memory of what occurs while she's in Arm mode, her cat hair decoration changed from a white, cheerful one to a dark one with tears after Momoka forced her into Arms mode to use against Mirei. Indicating that she is somewhat aware of what's happening but unfortunately is powerless to stop it.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Her chastising Mirei for rushing off to face Wärter alone in episode 3 is nothing but this. It also showcases her serious growth in character in that she no longer has to be convinced to engage in skinship with Mirei, she flat out volunteered, and initiated it.
  • Animal Motif: She's associated with house cats, both the hat hair pin she wears (as a memento of her happy days with friends and family back home) and with the general theme of the ED.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She can, and will deliver these as Mirei found out in episode 8.
  • Audience Surrogate: She serves this role in many ways. Mostly, she has to have the world setting completely explained to her, has very realistic and believable reactions to the wackiness she's subjected to on the island of Mermaid, and is just as gobsmacked as the audience about the sheer absurdity of everything that's happened to her as a whole.
  • Berserk Button: It's not easy to make her angry, but cheating Mirei of her duly earned prize will send Mamori into a rage. So much so, that she has no problem being the instrument of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. Remember, she's an Actual Pacifist.
  • BFS: She turns into a sword as big as she is until episode 8. She upgrades to a dual bladed pole-arm while protecting Mirei from the artificial Arm and to a Laser Blade in episode 12.
  • Blessed with Suck: For the vast majority of the series, she viewed her powers as this. Not only does she, as an Actual Pacifist, turn into a BFS with an Absurdly Sharp Blade, but see the Break the Cutie entry, and that's just for starters.
  • Bi the Way: Based on her infatuation with Akira, and her developing relationship with Mirei, it's safe to assume she plays for both teams. It seems she's only recently becoming aware of being interested in girls, however.
  • Break the Cutie: She's really had it rough since she was diagnosed with "an irregularity." She's seen her parents have a complete mental breakdown while they thought she was asleep over her medical report. She's been horribly bullied (mostly off screen), grabbed in broad daylight by complete strangers, shipped to Mermaid on a missile, shot at by what for all accounts look like a couple of perverts, had her sacred first kiss stolen by another girl, been forcefully separated from the one person who treated her anywhere near kindly on Mermaid, forced into a wedding dress and handed off to a violent rapist. Oh, and everybody makes fun of her name. While she's no Stepford Smiler, it isn't until she thinks she's alone in her bed (Mirei was only pretending to be asleep nearby) that she shows just how truly broken she is.
  • Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: Was the victim of this until rescued by Mirei. "Victim" being the right word as she was partnered with a violent rapist and wasn't given the option of saying "no."
  • Call to Agriculture: Episode 9 reveals that, among other chores, she's quite good at tending the fields of Torino village.
  • Character Development: She's grown a great deal very quickly. In less than two full days, in universe, she's gone from a shy little girl scared of her own shadow, to rushing into danger to come to Mirei's aid. She can still break down in tears at the drop of a hat, but she's not going to let anyone take Mirei from her.
  • The Cloud Cookoolander Was Right: Her "come here, little mushrooms" song might sound a bit odd, but according to the Discovery Channel, and the park rangers they interviewed, she's right about singing to keep away bears. I.e., you do not want to startle one.
  • Combat Pragmatist: This girl is full of surprises. In episode 7, when Mirei was taken down by an unavoidable Wounded Gazelle Gambit, Mamori, without hesitation, asked "Heelhold" to drive her instead. The result was unadulterated awesome.
    • She does it again in episode 10 while rescuing Hibiki, by sneaking up to and pushing Ange off a balcony.
  • Comically Missing the Point: An understandable one. Since she has no memory of what happens as an Arm, or even of the transformation, Kasumi Shigure has to show her a video. Considering the fact that said video inevitably included Mamori being felt up by Mirei, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Mamori is mortified upon learning that such a video exists, especially since it was filmed without her consent.
  • Cursed with Awesome: After episode 12, she sees her powers as this, as not only has she found her perfect partner in Mirei, but she's earned the lifetime friendship of Meifeng, Lady Lady, and after getting a sych ratio of 100% with Mirei she's got the power to help all the other girls in her situation so they can return home to their families.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A curious example, Mamori's eye color doesn't match her hair but Mirei's According to production notes, this is a shorthand to clue the viewer about her relationship with Mirei and how they're destined to be with each other.
  • Cute Kitten: Invoked in the ending credits. She's dressed up as a kitten and is absolutely adorable.
  • Cutting Through Energy: As noted above, her arms form cut through Miranda's "lasers" in episode 4.
  • Embarrassing Last Name: Her family name, "Tokonome," is written in the same Kanji as the word "Virgin." She is not amused when anyone points it out, especially when they laugh at her for it. To date, only Mirei respects her wishes in this, and actually calls her by name.
    • It gets worse in episode 3. We find out that her full name's kanji is written as "Protecting Virginity." Meifeng Sakura jokingly points out it would be a good name for a chastity belt. Mamori is driven to tears.
  • Equippable Ally: She turns into a sword when sufficiently sexually aroused. So far, only Mirei and Akira has succeded in this.
  • Evolving Weapon: As of episode 8, she can switch between two different Arms forms.
  • Expy: Perpetually cheerful red-headed child with girlish pigtails and an incorruptible pure pureness personality wishing for a certain someone to come save her? Why, she's a re-incarnation of the original Polyanna! She's just traded her Super Strength for the ability to turn into a sword which would be swung by her rescuer!
  • Fangirl: Becaomes a huge fan of Akira, even hanging a bunch of posters of him in the room she and Mirei share.
  • Fusion Dance: She pulls one with Mirei on the series finale
  • Gratuitous English: Two words in episode 10. "Nice catch."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Played for Laughs in Episode 3. She's shown to be extremely jealous of Mirei's figure. Doubly so because Mirei's also younger than her.
  • Guest Fighter: She and Mirei are DLC characters for Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni-
    • Continuity Nod: Interestingly, they follow the same rules from the anime instead of the ones made up for the game. Thus, while Bhikkhuni's cast can take the Liberator or Extar role indistinctly, Mirei can only be a Liberator and Mamori can only be an Extar; plus Mamori is the only Extar available to Mirei and viceversa
  • Guile Hero: As of episode 10, she is this. She calmly and rationally defeats opponents by outsmarting them when she's not in Arms form.
  • Hair Decorations: Has a cat decoration she wears on her bangs that she apparently received as a gift from her parents to commemorate a favorite cartoon show she used to watch when she was small.
    Mamori: "You just thought 'I'm still small' didn't you?"
  • Has a Type: Considering the many similarities between two people who have set her "Drive" off, Mirei and "Heelhold," this may well be true.
  • Image Song: Vi-vi-vi♡Virgin Road!
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Really. She doesn't seem to have a spiteful bone in her body. Though she does have limits as Nukui would find out, but that makes a lot of sense.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Heavy emphasis on "innocent." She had to stop and ask what was wrong, after agreeing to share her bed with someone else, while Mirei, her official partner, was in the room during episode 7. Just prior to that, Mamori changed into an Arms from just looking at Akira's naked body.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Living MacGuffin: Her actions at the end of episode 8 unwittingly made her this. She's suitably shocked when she finds out in episode 11.
    Momoka: "She's the target." (Pointing At Mamori.)
    Mamori: "Huh? Me?!"
  • Luminescent Blush: Has this in the mini-OVA when she and Mirei have an intimate moment. Continues well up to the end of said mini-OVA when both her and Mirei are sitting on a bench while thinking about the events of the previous night.
  • Morph Weapon: After episode 8, Mamori can change from her sword form to a double bladed form.
  • Mundane Utility: Torino has Mirei use her Arms form to cut some fabric for Nimi's clothing in episode 5.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She meant well, but telling giant form Nimi to head to Castle Veste to see Noe wasn't the smartest thing she's ever done.
  • Out of Character Is Serious Business: When Mamori went into a rage, and outright asked Mirei to use her to deliver a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on the two Wärter who cheated Mirei out of her prize in the beauty contest of episode 6, Mirei was shocked and confirmed that Mamori was really okay with it.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her favorite color is pink, as seen in just about everything in her wardrobe, including her wedding dress, and she's exceptionally feminine.
  • The Pollyanna: The only way she withstood the bullying she endured in her flashbacks and the Attempted Rape Nukui delivered unto her in episode 2 is by wishing for her "prince to come and rescue her." She's suitably shocked when she realizes that her "prince" is Mirei, another girl.
  • Power of Love: Putting her life on the line to rescue Mirei in episode 8 had her go into Arms mode, upgrade, and release the strongest "Drive" ever recorded.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Though she's not aware of it, she plays this role for Mirei as she reminds Mirei of another Extar that she was partnered with that also took the form of a sword.
  • Resigned to the Call: By the end of episode 2, she comes to accept that she has to be Mirei's sword in order to survive. While she respects, admires, and deeply trusts Mirei, she does not like being an instrument of violence.
  • Sacred First Kiss: Lost hers to Mirei, and she wasn't happy about it.
  • Technical Virgin: Despite the fact that Mirei has brought her to orgasm several times by episode 2, using lots and lots of foreplay, she has yet to actually have sex with anyone.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: With actual snakes!
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    Mirei Shikishima 
Voiced by Yuka Iguchi (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)
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A 15-year-old from what appears to be a war-torn country shipped to Mermaid on the same day as Mamori. Good thing too as Mamori would likely have been killed if not for her timely rescue.


  • Ambiguously Human: Episode 8 casts doubt on whether she's actually a human being. Mamori doesn't hold it against her, and come episode 9, while genuinely curious (and worried about Mirei's well being) does not press the issue, for which Mirei is grateful. Episode 11 reveals that she is just like all the other females with the Arm Virus. She was just experimented on by the Organization.
  • Animal Motifs: She's associated with Dogs. Her hair outline is designed to give the impression of being dog ears and she's fiercely loyal, protective and devoted to Mamori.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Does something very similar to this near the end of episode 12 after being absorbed into Mirei's Arm form by Momoka.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Several times. Starting from her introduction. All towards Mamori.
  • Brutal Honesty: She tends to be very blunt.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Even without an Arm, she's agile enough to dodge bullets, and strong enough to rip one or two high-tension cables purely with brute strength. Hundreds of cables at once is a bit too much for her though.
  • Child Soldier: In episode 2's flashback, she's fighting an army of Humongous Mecha and winning. It takes a Macross Missile Massacre from behind to defeat her. Note, she wasn't as well developed in the flashback, and she's only 15 now.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A curious example, Mirei's eye color doesn't match her hair but Mamori's According to production notes, this is a shorthand to clue the viewer about her relationship with Mamori and how they're destined to be with each other.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Revealing her true form in episode 8 appears to be this, as she was not only asleep for three days come episode 9, but it keeps coming out, unbidden, and placing great strain on her body. Episode 10 reveals that she needs to use some kind of medicine beforehand to use it properly, and there are serious, unstated consequences to her well being if she does not.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. Mirei suffered something so horrible, the all senses illusion of being sexually assaulted by large, nameless, faceless thugs pales in comparison. We see more of it in episode 8, and it's just as horrifying as it sounds. We see the totality of it in episode 11, and she credits Mamori for keeping her sane, and giving her a reason to live.
  • Death Glare: Mirei gives a angry glare to Meifeng in Episode 3 during the truck ride on the way to Atelier Torino because the latter made Mamori cry.
  • Dual Wielding: During her assault on Warter in episode 11 after Mamori is captured, Mirei wields both Rein's and Lady J's Exter forms.
  • The Determinator: When it comes to saving and protecting Mamori, nothing's going to stop her.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears these as part of her standard outfit. Since she wields a huge sword, their use is justified.
  • Fusion Dance: She pulls one with Mamori on the series finale
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's annoyed by Mamori's infatuation for Akira. Shown again in Episode 7 where she becomes jealous of Mamori's affections for newcomer Heelhold who is actually Akira without her disguise. This leads to Mirei becoming more passionate with Mamori later on in the episode.
  • Guest Fighter: She and Mamori are DLC characters for Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni-
    • Continuity Nod: Interestingly, they follow the same rules from the anime instead of the ones made up for the game. Thus, while Bhikkhuni's cast can take the Liberator or Extar role indistinctly, Mirei can only be a Liberator and Mamori can only be an Extar; plus Mamori is the only Extar available to Mirei and viceversa.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Despite being blonde due to Power Dyes Your Hair, she still embodies the trope, blonde hair and Mamori's Prince Charming.
  • Hates Being Touched: Only her Extar, Mamori, has the right to engage in skinship with her. Everyone else who tries is likely to be met with violence. After episode 4, this becomes perfectly understandable, and quite tragic.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: To date, every Extar partner she's had has taken the form of a sword. This changes in episode 8.
  • I Gave My Word: A truly touching example in episode 2.
    "Sorry, I can't fight you. I promised."
  • Image Song: Pure Hearted Maiden Step
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She's a bit annoyed by Mamori's infatuation with Akira, but is happy that it's keeping Mamori from being depressed.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's very fast and hits very hard.
  • Living Weapon: Episode 8 reveals that she was specifically raised, if not bred, for this purpose and she's ashamed of it.
  • The Lost Lenore: For some time after being exiled to Mermaid, she still has nightmares about her former Extar partner Momoka that was taken from her.
  • Luminescent Blush: In the mini-OVA that came with the first volume BD, she's shown perpetually blushing because she's about to have a rather intimate moment with Mamori. Continues on well up to the end of the mini-OVA when she and Mamori are sitting on a bench after the previous night's events.
  • Made a Slave: For all intents and purposes, this is her existence in "The Organization" as shown in the flashback of episode 11.
  • Made of Iron: She survived being hit by a lot of missiles.
  • Multi-Melee Master: As shown in episode 8, she's not just good with swords, she is also quite proficient in pole-arms, and is some kind of Boxing Battler.
  • Nerves of Steel: Nothing scares this girl. Nothing. At least not when it comes to her own safety. The health and well being of her partner being threatened, on the other hand, can make her act rather rashly.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Shown Twice in episode 11. First, because she didn't kill that soldier in the flashback of episode 2, "The Organization" and Momoka accused her of refusing to fight, and marked her for death as "defective." Second, after being smuggled out by one of the researchers who wanted to atone for all the nasty stuff he's done on behalf of "The Organization" she gets sent off to Mermaid for using her powers to save a girl's life.
  • No-Sell: Shook off Miranda's illusions with relative ease: as she put it, she was through such hell under the SOLDIER program that the illusions were nothing in comparison.
  • No Social Skills: She has serious trouble communicating with people.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction when she realizes that Meifeng and Mamori were thinking of entering her into the beauty pageant at the Mermaid Festival during Episode 6.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Episode 11 reveals that she's an orphan during her flashback, and that she was "bought" by "The Organization."
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Her Extar partners have both become swords almost as big as she is, and she always wields them one-handed.
  • One-Woman Army: At some time prior to the story, she fought and defeated an entire army of mecha. The enemy had to resort to sacrificing one of their own men by using a terrified soldier as bait for a trap using lots of missiles to beat her, and even then she survived.
  • Playing with Syringes: She was a victim of this during her childhood, right up until she was shipped off to Mermaid.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: A flashback in episode 11 shows her with brown hair. After being experimented on to be a Soldier, her hair turns blonde.
  • Prince Charming: Becomes this for Mamori in Episode 2 after stopping Nukui's attempted rape of Mamori. Mamori, at first, is crushed that her "Prince" is a girl but eventually accepts it after seeing Mirei in action.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her character sheet notes that it reaches all the way to the ground.
  • Secret Keeper: Is one of the only two people on the island who know that Akira is actually a woman. Until the events of Episode 9 reveal the secret to all of Veste.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the beauty contest of episode 6, all she needed was a simple, one-piece cocktail dress, made by Mamori the night before (presumably from leftover fabric remaining after the construction of Nimi's bikini in episode 5) and she was voted the epitome of beauty, grace, and elegance. She would have beat Charlotte easily, even though the latter had lots of glitter, rhinestones, and strategically placed stage lights, if the judges hadn't tampered with the vote.
  • The Stoic: Rarely talks, doesn't say much when she does, and rarely shows emotion.
  • Vapor Wear: Notoriously, she doesn't use a bra. Likely a remnant of her time as a SOLDIER since this maximizes her efficience to drive in the midst of battle.
    • Interestingly, in her appearance as playable characer in Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni- this trope only applies to her school uniform. Put her in a different costume and she will wear a bra just like all the other characters in the game. The opposite is also true, put Mirei's uniform in other character and she won't wear a bra.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Heavy emphasis on "protective," still if Mamori is threatened, she won't hesitate to pull a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on the threat. She also tends to give a Death Glare (along with a growl) if people insult and/or make Mamori cry as shown in Episode 3. Just ask Meifeng.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Considering the fact that Mamori is not her first partner, and she obviously has plenty of combat experience, she should know Mamori would have no memory of what happens while she's an Arm. She could have easily ignored Mamori's wishes and went to town on Charlotte and Agnisi with Mamori being none the wiser. She didn't. She kept to her word and simply escaped instead.
  • Willfully Weak: Episode 8 reveals that what we've seen from Mirei to date is nowhere near her true power. It's because of the nasty side effects of her full power and the shame of her Dark and Troubled Past that she waited until the fight in episode 8 to reveal it.
  • Younger than She Looks: She is taller, more developed and deeper sounding than Mamori, but is only fifteen years old, one year younger than Mamori.

Other Inhabitants of Mermaid Island

    Meifeng Sakura 
Voiced by Yurika Kubo (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)
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An information broker, bookie, spy and otherwise eccentric character that helps Mirei and Mamori, for a price.


  • A-Cup Angst: Even though she never shows actual grief over her flat chest, her disguise in Feste includes fake boobs and her armor also provides her with a sizeable bust.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Her arms mode is truly impressive. It can even block an attack from one of the "Soldier" level agents. Using her Arms mode is very expensive, however, and she risks going "bankrupt" every time she uses it, leaving her completely naked except for a loincloth with the kanji "foreclosure" on it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulls a truly epic one in episode 11, protecting Lady Lady, Kasumi, Hibiki and Mirei.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Her character profile indicates she's half-Taiwanese and half-Japanese.
  • Cast from Money: Every time she uses her "arms" form abilities, it costs her money. If she uses up too much, she winds up "bankrupt."
  • An Entrepreneur Is You: On her character sheet it lists that she runs a market, and often runs betting pools like the one seen in episode 1 where she took bets on who would win between Mirei+Mamori vs Saejima+unnamed partner. She raked it in big when Mirei beat Saejima handily.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While Meifeng is ok with stealing, trickery, and even betraying all for money, she really doesn't like cheating if it's to suck up to those in power.
  • Fake Boobs: Part of her disguise while she's in Veste is a stuffed shirt to hide how flat she is. Her Arms form has them too.
  • The Gadfly: While there's absolutely no malice in her actions, she loves to tease Mamori just to get a reaction.
  • Image Song: Itsumo Ooki ni Maido Ari☆Honde Itsumo Honma ni Ari
  • Innocently Insensitive: She really had no idea how touchy Mamori is concerning her name. When she found out, she was appropriately apologetic.
  • Leitmotif: No Money, No Life
  • Loveable Rogue: Is not above stealing from Wärter.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Nearly suffocates being smothered by Torino's breasts whenever the latter gives her a hug.
  • The Mole: While technically a resident of Veste, she is actually spying on them for the sake of Torino village.
  • Money Fetish: Weaponized. She's an Extar that uses WADS OF CASH in the place of a Liberator.
  • Nice Hat: Her pink cowboy hat.
  • Odd Friendship: How the dynamic between Mirei, Mamori, and herself works is anyone's guess.
  • Only in It for the Money: She does what she does purely for profit. She wouldn't mind having a bit of fun, but she likes getting paid more.
  • Powered Armor: Her Arms transformation basically gives her a suit of armor (made of money) which allows her to "wield" herself without a Liberator.
  • Shock and Awe: One of her abilities while in Arms form.
  • Skinship Grope: Gropes Mirei's breasts while Mirei was chained in the "discipline room." The moment Mirei got even one hand free, she showed her extreme displeasure with a nice Punch Across The Room. Mirei then proceeded to free herself completely before questioning Meifeng about Mamori.
  • Stealth Expert: She eavesdropped on Charlotte and Akira when the two of them were discussing Mirei and Mamori's arrival. By the time Charlotte noticed, she was long gone.
    Charlotte:"Sneaky rat!"
  • Vapor Wear: She doesn't use a bra.

    Torino Kasami 
Voiced by Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Cynthia Cranz (English)
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The "mayor" of Tokino village. The place where refugees who flee Veste go on Mermaid.


  • Cool Big Sis: She tells people to call her big sister, and she is like a mother to everyone.
  • Marshmallow Hell: She greets Meifeng with a very tight hug and because of the size difference Meifeng gets smothered by her breasts.
  • The Mole: She's the "watcher" from the UN keeping an eye on the island and its inhabitants.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As of episode 3 she's the only authority figure that isn't out to get Mirei and Mamori and is actually on their side.
  • Secret Keeper: Is well aware of Akira's true gender, and is keeping mum about it. There are also several other things about Mermaid that she's not sharing.
  • Vague Age: Calls herself "an adult" in episode 7. By Japanese standards this implies she's at least 20 years of age.
  • Younger than She Looks: Claims to be 17. Though, her age is unknown. This doubles as an Actor Allusion for Kikuko Inoue who is "eternally 17".

    Rain Hasumi 
Voiced by: Saori Onishi (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)
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One of a pair of mysterious denizens of Mermaid who've taken a rather strong, an possibly unhealthy interest in Mirei and Mamori. She and her partner Lady J are known among the Mermaid Denizens as Lady Lady. Her Extar form is a giant cannon.


  • Badass Biker: Her partner Lady J can turn into a motorcycle, and Rain is all but unstoppable when riding her.
  • BFG: Can turn into a massive railgun for her partner to wield.
  • Car Fu: Her partner changes into a bike. This does not impede her use as a weapon in the slightest.
  • Child Soldier: A supplementary side story reveals that the Armed Virus manifested itself on her around the age of 9, before the bill to prevent Armed Virus infected to be used in military was put into action. And due of her being an orphan, she had no choice on being a tool used in a secret service.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Just like is the case with Mirei and Mamori, Rain's eye color is a match for J's hair rather than her own. Fittingly, they are the only other official couple in the series.
  • Defector from Decadence: She and Lady J decided to let themselves be shipped off to Mermaid because they got sick of being used by others for their abilities.
  • Fusion Dance: In episode 11, Rain and J can fuse their Extar forms to transform into a flying bike vehicle.
  • Girl of Kryptonite: Her Extar form can cancel other Extars transformations.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: In Rain's side story, and in episode 11, she says she agreed to be shipped to Mermaid because she's free to do what she wants when she wants without having to answer to anybody that she doesn't want to.
  • Image Song: In duet with J Disturbance in Bloom
  • It Amused Me: The reason she decided to free Mirei so she could help Mamori? She was bored.
  • Japanese Christian: Not stated outright, but she certainly seems to have a cross theme going: she wears one as a necklace and her gun form is distinctly in the shape of one.
  • Lesbian Cop: Before being shipped off to Mermaid she was a member of a special unit meant to deal with any criminal infected with the Armed Virus. J was part of the criminal group they were tasked to stop.
  • Official Couple: With Lady J. The two of them constantly brag about their bond and their relationship to the other inhabitants of Mermaid Island.
  • Purple Eyes: She has purple eyes to match the hair color of her partner, Lady J. And she's the first Hybrid (able to be Extar or Liberator) to be introduced in the series.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She has no reservations about showing how much she loves J regardless the situation or the place. In fact, their bond is so strong that they don't need to have physical contact to drive and any time they indulge in it is pretty much just to brag about their relationship to anyone present.
  • Vapor Wear: She doesn't use any kind of underwear beneath her clothes so she can drive at a moment's notice with J.
  • Worf Barrage: Her cannon is utterly useless against Momoka and the other SOLDIERS.
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    Lady J 
Voiced by: Azumi Asakura (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)
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Rain's partner. Her Extar form is a motorcycle.


  • BFG: In the opening, she is seen carrying a massive railgun which is the form her partner takes when she transforms.
  • Cleavage Window: Her top has a diamond-shaped cutout that shows off her cleavage and it only goes far down enough to cover her nipples showing off a lot of Underboobs.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Just like is the case with Mirei and Mamori, J's eye color is a match for Rain's hair rather than her own. Fittingly, they are the only other official couple in the series.
  • Defector from Decadence: She and Rain decided to let themselves be shipped off to Mermaid because they got sick of being used by others for their abilities.
  • The Dreaded: Meifeng is scared of her- so much so that it took only a glare from her for Meifeng to "happily" accept not giving out payment on Rain's wager winning on a return of 9 to one (which isn't much, since Rain only gave her one coin to begin with) as being sufficient for performing the task of freeing Mirei.
  • Fusion Dance: In episode 11, Rain and J can fuse their Extar forms to transform into a flying bike vehicle.
  • Gag Boobs: Easily the most voluptuous cast member, her breasts probably account for a third of her total body mass- she ought to have issues standing upright, much less engaging in anything more physically active.
  • Gayngster: Before being sent to Mermaid, she was one of the most valuable assets of a criminal group formed by Armed Virus infectees. Rain was part of the group tasked with stopping them.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: In Rain's side story, she could have easily destroyed the MIB sent to capture them. Instead she surrendered and let Rain and herself both be sent to Mermaid so they could be free to pursue or not pursue their own agenda, whatever they decide that agenda is.
  • Image Song: In duet with Rain Disturbance in Bloom
  • Official Couple: With Rain. The two of them constantly brag about their bond and their relationship to the other inhabitants of Mermaid Island.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Well, there's her fashion sense to begin with. She also has no reservations about showing how much she loves Rain regardless the situation or the place. In fact, their bond is so strong that they don't need to have physical contact to drive and any time they indulge in it is pretty much just to brag about their relationship to anyone present.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: The opening shows her firing a laser gun as big as her.
  • Vapor Wear: She doesn't use any kind of underwear beneath her clothes so she can drive at a moment's notice with Rain.

Wärter

    Akira Hiiragi 
Voiced by Yuna Yoshino (Japanese), Janelle Lutz (English)

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The leader of the Wärter organization, and apparently the only male on Mermaid.


  • Badass Pacifist: Doesn't like violence and always tries to find either the peaceful solution, or the solution requiring the least amount of force. If Akira is forced to go all out, be prepared for some serious ass-kicking.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the past saved Kasumi and Hibiki from a group of Psycho Lesbian bandits.
  • Big Good: Despite being the leader of the main group antagonizing Mirei and Mamori, many of his appearance can be interpreted as trying to help them, by proxy or otherwise. He also shown to care about the other girls in the island and discourage fighting between students. The reason she dress up as a man is so she can give hope to the others that they will go home one day.
  • Broken Pedestal: Adored by the majority of Wärter until they find out he's actually a woman and turn on him in favor of Charlotte.
  • The Charmer: A lot of girls on the island are lovesick for him and blush at the sight of him. It only took some politeness from him to get Mamori completely flustered.
  • Bishōnen: He's the only man on the island but has an extremely androgynous appearance. Subverted in Episode 7 as "he" turns out to be a woman.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: His rousing speech in Episode 3 holds the promise of all the girls in attendance being able to go home. Considering what we know of Mermaid, and Nukui's lines in episode 2, this is highly unlikely to be true. Episode 7 has her probing the force field around Mermaid for weaknesses, suggesting that she does not expect the outside world to willingly let them return, either.
  • Hypocrite: That rousing speech he gives in episode 3? Turns out his organization's doing everything he claims that he's protecting the girls in the audience from. Lady J (who is watching nearby) is not amused.
  • Kneel Before Frodo: He, as the governor of Mermaid, bowing before Mamori certainly qualifies.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: When she's not playing the Governor role. She's extremely feminine and delicate; constantly thinking about the girlfriend she left behind after being sent to Mermaid.
  • Mission Control: He lets Charlotte and her Girl Posse do the actual fighting while he runs the operation from a room with a powerful surveillance system. Though, episode 5 shows he's can fight if need be.
  • The One Guy: As stated, he is the only male on Mermaid. Or so it seems to be.
  • Prince Charming: Deliberately invoked, as the image gives him more influence over the inhabitants of Mermaid. It isn't entirely an act, either, as he uses his status to give the girls a better future to believe in rather than letting them fall into despair and anarchy.
  • Robot Buddy: His Extar partner, Sri, is an artificial Extar created specifically to match his Liberator abilities.
  • Sue Donym: A curious example Torino almost introduces her female self as 'Hiiragi' to Mirei and Mamori. When she realizes, she makes up the name Heelhold in the spot
  • Suppressed Mammaries: "He" uses a chest binder to keep her very large breasts flat for the disguise.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Akira's Mom had her disguise herself as a man in the hopes that being the only male in the island would give her an advantage over the other girls.
  • Technical Pacifist: While he doesn't like fighting, he's come to realize there are times when it's necessary.
  • The Worf Effect: His Extar partner, Sri, is known to be an extremely powerful arm. Unfortunately, it's out-of-date as far as Artificial Arms go and Momoka shows how much more powerful a third generation Artificial Arm is when she easily defeats him.

    Charlotte Scharsen 
Voiced by: Asami Seto (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
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Leader of a group of elite Liberators and Extars called Adel and one of the top three people in power on the island of Mermaid. Seemingly, the only person above her is Akira.


  • Alpha Bitch: She's particularly nasty, especially to those who either can't or won't obey her orders. No matter how unreasonable those orders might be.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her response to everything, and everyone that doesn't go her way is violence.
  • Bad Boss: She has Miyasato and Kouzuki whipped in the discipline room for the crime of... getting beaten unconscious by Rain Hasumi and Lady J which she herself has no chance against.
  • Big Breast Pride: Is infatuated with her massive chest and expects everyone else to be.
  • Blind Obedience: What she inspires in the Adel.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: Played with. A throwaway line in episode 3 reveals that one of the reasons Kasumi obeys her orders without complaint is the "promise" that those who show sufficiently "good" behavior can go home. It should be noted that Charlotte specifically points out that this "hope" is something beyond her control and the "watchers" who run the island are the ones to decide.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Her self-inflicted grudge against Mirei because the latter has repeatedly flouted her orders is so strong, she's more than willing to go against Akira's orders for the sake of breaking, brutalizing, and humiliating her, as long as she thinks she can get away with it. When she's thwarted in this, she bites her nails so hard, they break.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first appearance has her berate Saejima, step on, and break her hand for the unforgivable sin of "disgracing Wärter," and by extension, Charlotte herself, by losing to Mirei, and then has Agnisi assault both Mirei and Mamori because Mamori dared to stand up for Saejima, and very politely plead for leniency. This scene goes to establish that Charlotte sees everything on Mermaid, especially the Wärter organization revolving around her, that she has a very nasty personality, and that she has a penchant for Disproportionate Retribution for any slight, real or imagined, especially when it involves being either unable or unwilling to obey any of her orders, regardless of practicality, cost, or even if said orders are even reasonable to give.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Episode 11 reveals that she truly treasures the Adel and wants to take them with her when she leaves the island.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her nails are longer and sharper then the other females in the island.
  • For the Evulz: The reason Charlotte put Mamori in a wedding dress and gave her to Nukui? To "break her in."
  • Hair Decorations: She wears two triangular hair clips that giver her Girlish Pigtails.
  • Hate Sink: Her character seems to have no other purpose in the series than to display how Teens Are Monsters. She's unbelievably arrogant, vicious, vindictive, vain, and worst of all, petty. There is not a single appearance where she's not either contemplating to Kick the Dog, or actually doing so. She surrounds herself with a Paid Harem, and she always seeks to make an example out of anyone who so much as suggests violating even the smallest of Mermaid's rules, whether the offender is aware of it or not. Those who object just simply haven't been beaten down hard enough. From as early as episode 2, it's clear that there is no despicable act she's willing to overlook in this endeavor. By contrast, Momoka, the actual Big Bad, is a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds due to her treatment by The Organization, and even gives a Kick the Son of a Bitch moment to Charlotte, slapping the arrogant bitch right out of her.
  • Image Song: In a duet with Kasumi, Beat Magic!
  • Insistent Terminology: After she becomes leader of Wärter she is very adamant that she be called Governor at all times.
  • It's All About Me: She thinks everything on Mermaid revolves around her.
  • It's Personal: Her grudge with Mirei is nothing but this, despite the fact that Mirei was only defending herself and Mamori from her attacks.
    "That woman has humiliated me twice!"
  • Jerkass: The nicest way to describe her, in fact. Charlotte is Teens Are Monsters incarnate, goes above and beyond to Kick the Dog wherever and whenever possible, and is always perfectly willing to resort to violence and murder the very second something doesn't go her way.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Her statement about a small vulnerability being able to bring down a large organization is not wrong.
  • Kick the Dog: Put Mirei in "the discipline room" for daring to try and keep her away from Mamori, and gave Mamori to Nukui purely to break Mamori and spite Mirei.
    • Also, in episode 5, rather than find out why Noe and Nimi's "drive" wasn't working, she just arbitrarily orders them to find new partners. Their thoughts and feelings be damned. Note that thoughts and feelings are very important when we're talking about arousal.
    • Episode 10 takes the cake so far. What she orders her Adel to do to "motivate" Kazumi goes beyond the pale of anything and everything she's done before.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: It would have been hypocritical of Saejima if she complained about Charlotte stepping on her hand, after the way she treated her own partner.
    • She pretty much erased any trace of Miranda's existence after her defeat at Mirei's hands. Hard to blame her after the stunt Miranda tried to pull on Mirei.
  • Master of Delusion: She keeps a paid harem, not for the firepower, but to foster her delusion that she's both the prettiest girl on Mermaid, and the most popular. She's neither, though there's not a citizen of Veste who would dare run against her in the beauty pageant. According to Meifeng, when Lady J beat her in the last pageant, Charlotte went on a violent rampage. In episode 6, she gives the judges a thinly veiled threat "I trust there won't be any incidents this year." so that they tamper with the vote. After the tampering is brought to light, and Akira disqualifies Charlotte, she complains only to be told she wouldn't like the results of a thorough investigation, at which point she begins to seethe with Tranquil Fury.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: As far as Charlotte is concerned, there is no problem where violence against whoever annoys her isn't the first, last, and only option, no matter how often Akira and Kasumi present more practical ideas. Kasumi and Akira are both quickly losing patience with her for this.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Mamori had reservations about being Mirei's partner. Have I Mentioned Iam Heterosexual Today being at the top of the list. Using a Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage to hand her over to Nukui, and Mirei's subsequent rescue served to blow those reservations away. Mamori has now fully accepted Mirei, and there's no going back.
  • The Nicknamer: Episode 9 reveals that she gives "proper" names to the members of the Adel when they join, raising the possibility that Charlotte isn't her real name.
  • Paid Harem: She enjoys surrounding herself with other girls, most in various states of undress. If Episode 5 is anything to go by, they are all her Extars.
    • She commands her own unit of handpicked Liberators and as Momoka's arrival, Extars called The 'Adell' Whom despite their official function is to enforce the rules and keep the order, they only live to be loved by Charlotte and fullfill her every whim. Among them, Ange seems to be Charlotte's favorite since she's always at her side and has been shown sharing a bed with Charlotte.
  • Paper Tiger: Acts all intimidating outside of combat. However, her battle against both Mirei and Lady Lady shows her being utterly outmatched. If Kasumi wasn't there, she would have most likely been defeated by Mirei. Of course, it should be noted that the only ones she's ever fought on-screen are Mirei, Lady Lady and Akira, so it could just be an example of her getting Worfed; she may very well be able to back up her boasting against the other inhabitants of the island.
  • Pet the Dog: When offered a chance to leave the island by the SOLDIERS, Charlotte thought about the Adel and her escaping the island together.
  • Purple Eyes: Subverted. Despite having purple eyes in her character design, there is nothing truly unusual about her, as a whole.
    • Is worth noting that production sketches had her share the same Curtains Match the Window design as Mirei&Mamori and Lady Lady with Kasumi of all the people.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Subverted. She, and her Adell, wear purple uniforms, but she's a Paper Tiger.
  • Razor Wind: She generates wind with her fingernails strong enough to slice through a reinforced door ten feet away.
  • Smug Snake: She is absolutely convinced that she's the prettiest, most popular, smartest, and after the events of episode 9, strongest woman on Mermaid, and can do whatever she wants whenever she wants to whomever she wants without question. She is completely wrong on all counts, but Momoka lets her believe she's right because it's much easier to manipulate her that way. In episode 11, Momoka slaps the "arrogant" right out of her.
  • The Starscream: With help from Momoka, she ends up overthrowing Akira, revealing her true gender, and takes over as the leader of Mermaid in Episode 9.
  • This Cannot Be!: She's in complete shock when Mirei equipped with Mamori was able to break her claws.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: She becomes leader of Wärter after she (and largely) Momoka defeat Akira. Unlike Akira, she decides that order on the island best kept under her absolute control and sends Wärter agents to capture the girls from Tokino village and Lady Lady, as well as several other unaffiliated girls who have yet to be shown.
  • Wolverine Claws: Her Arms are a pair of gauntlets with extremely long claws from fingers that she claims to be able to slash through anything. Funnily enough, we've seen those claws being broken or stopped at least 3 times. Broken once by both Mamori and Lady J in Arm's mode in episode 4 and stopped by Akira's Arm in episode 5. Kasumi herself doesn't hesitate to try just kicking them off when clashing with Charlotte, so perhaps, as sharp as the claws are, they are in fact weak and easily-broken.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She thinks she's in control after the events of episode 9. In reality, she's dancing in Momoka's hand. In episode 11, she's painfully awakened to this when she demands that Momoka explain herself, only for Momoka to dish out an Armor-Piercing Slap and put her in her place:
    Momoka: If you ever wanna make it off this island, then shut your mouth and do as you're told.
    Charlotte: [in shock] I don't understand. I thought I was...
    Momoka: Aw, you forgot the "shut your mouth" part already!
  • Vapor Wear: Unlike other characters in the series that use this trope for practical reasons, Charlotte doesn't wear a bra out of sheer narcissim. She just enjoy flashing her assets at any opportunity.
  • You Have Failed Me: When Saejima lost, she not only stepped on Saejima's hand, but completely berated her.
    • She has Ange give Miyasato and Kouzuki a brutal whipping for losing the Mirei and later failing to stop Mirei from escaping her prison.
    • Worth noting that despite Ange being defeated twice by Mirei, she hasn't received any kind of punishement.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: The biggest offender in the show. She can't take two steps without her ample bust slipping out from her corset.

    Kasumi Shigure 
Voiced by: Masumi Tazawa (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)

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Commander of Wärter.


  • Car Fu: She uses a jeep as a weapon, very effectively, against giant Nimi in episode 5 when the latter was running towards Castle Festa.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: We finally see what happened to her, and her partner Hibiki in episode 10. Ironically, she winds up giving orders to Misayato and Kozumi that lead to something similar happening to Mirei and Mamori in episodes 1 and 2.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Could not bring herself to strike down an exhausted and collapsed Mirei in episode 10. Especially not when her partner was being Forced to Watch nearby, even though her partner's life was being held hostage to make her do so.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Because her partner, Hibiki, was badly traumatized shortly after they arrived on Mermaid, she trained to be able to fight other Liberators by herself.
  • Image Song: In a duet with Charlotte, Beat Magic!
  • Important Haircut: She used to have Rapunzel Hair. Episode 10 shows that she cut it very short as penance for failing to protect Hibiki from the gang of thugs that sexually assaulted both of them upon their arrival to Mermaid.
  • Kick Chick: This seems to be her fighting method of choice.
  • Meganekko: Her glasses are not a fashion choice.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Was on the verge of this throughout all of episode 10.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: She is wholly loyal to the "Wärter" organization in Mermaid, and follows all her orders to the letter without complaint. Shows signs of being subverted in episode 3.
  • My Greatest Failure: She's deeply resentful of the fact that she was unable to protect Hibiki from the gang of thugs when she arrived on Mermaid. She's been training how to fight against Arms wielders, bare-handed, so it doesn't happen again.
  • Not So Above It All: She's The Stoic and highly professional. However, when Mirei, Mamori, Meifeng, and Nimi were playing at the beach during episode 5, Mamori accidentally hits her in the face with a volleyball. She quickly drops her stoic demeanor and immediately returns fire. Fortunately for Mamori, Mirei moves her out of the way. Unfortunately for Meifeng, it leaves her wide open to be hit with the volleyball instead.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Zigzagged. She plays it straight with Miyasato and Kouzuki by deciding they've been punished enough when she sees them being carried off the beach in stretchers after Mirei got done with them, instead of yelling at them for slacking off before the encounter which was under her orders. At least double subverted in the case of Mamori. On the one hand, she's the first resident of Mermaid that actually explained to Mamori what the situation is in a calm and reasonable manner rather than simply attack her. She also doesn't mind Meifeng stealing small quantities of good for the women who do not want to live under Wärter's rule, so long as Meifeng doesn't make it too obvious. On the other hand, the first subversion comes from the fact that she's the one who ordered the attack on Mamori in the first place, and then it gets double subverted when she shows Mamori the video of her transforming into a sword, and yells at her because Mamori is mortified that she's being shown a video of herself getting stripped and felt up. This doesn't even take into account that she had no objections to Mamori being put in a wedding dress and handed off to Nukui, and everything associated with that. She only questioned the tactical validity of such an action.
  • Shock and Awe: She is somehow able to generate powerful electric shocks from her feet/shoes. She is working for someone who has access to everything up to and including a robotic Extar, after all.
  • Training from Hell: Episode 10 shows that she engaged in this, sparring against Sri so that she becomes the badass we saw back in episode 4.
  • Trapped in Villainy: Episode 4 reveals that her partner is exceptionally mentally ill, and being allied to the Wärter organization is the only hope she has of getting the help she needs. Or so she believes.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Often employs maneuvers to confuse her opponents, striking when and where her opponents are the least prepared. Considering her opponents can be and have been Extar-wielders, this modus operandi is sensible, to say the least.
  • Willfully Weak: Although Episode 4 suggests that Kasumi has an Extar, she refuses to bring the Extar to battle with her and instead uses unarmed melee attacks. While this does put her at a disadvantage, she still proves able to defeat the likes of Mirei.
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    Nimi Minimi 
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)
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A resident of Veste that fled into the jungle after Charlotte forcefully tried to "marry" her off to another partner because her drive wasn't working with Noe.


  • Awesome, but Impractical: Her drive lets her become a near unstoppable giant. The problem is that transformation happens long after her Liberator's activated it. Worse, her growth just keeps going, and going, until her partner comes along and makes it stop.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: She wakes up naked and a few stories high in the jungle near Torino village.
  • Cry Cute: Despite being stories high she's still a fragile girl, which is exemplified by her constant tearing up.
  • Ironic Name: Rather than "minimized" she becomes "maximized" when transforming.
  • Naked First Impression: She first appears huge and completely naked. Given that the second time she grows, she tears off the giant-size bikini she was wearing, she presumably did the same to whatever clothes she was originally wearing.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Somehow manages to gain and lose a couple tons when transforming from a regular girl to a giant and vice-versa.

    Noe Oya 
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (Japanese), Skyler McIntosh (English)

Nimi's Liberator partner, who was imprisoned after Nimi ran away after their failure to Drive.

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  • Anger Born of Worry: She was terrified that Nimi was hurt, or worse, when she was locked up, and Nimi was on her own. She didn't hesitate to call Nimi out on running away during their reunion.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Her food stand sells "Super Spicy Soba Noodles." Can't say Mamori and Mirei weren't warned.
  • Shorttank: She's the "boy" in the relationship between herself and Nimi.

    Hibiki Tenjo 
Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
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Kasumi's girlfriend, and Extar. She has been so traumatized by her experience at Mermaid that she refuses to leave her room.


  • Armed Legs/Blade Below the Shoulder: She can transform into a pair of bladed gauntlets and greaves. This match very well with Kasumi's fighting style.
  • Break the Cutie: The gang of thugs that came after her on Mermaid really did a number on her, and that's before she cried out for her parents which made the attackers get even more violent.
  • Broken Bird: Although she's physically unharmed, the mental trauma from the sexual assault, combined with being forced to watch Kasumi being assaulted, while a chainsaw was coming towards her head has left her completely unable to function.
  • Hikikomori: She is so utterly traumatized and terrified that she refuses to leave her room in Castle Veste, until episode 10 where she is tied up by Ange, dragged out and hung over a balcony to "motivate" Kazumi to fight harder against Mirei.
  • Hostage Situation: Finds herself in one twice in episode 10.
  • Older Than They Look: She's one of the smallest characters in the cast and paired with her disheveled look, lead to most of the viewers to assume she was a little girl when she debuted in episode 3. Episode 10 reveals her to be the same age as Kasumi.

    Kibami Saejima 
Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai (Japanese), Terri Doty (English)
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  • Asshole Victim: Only Mamori felt sorry for Saejima when Charlotte started to punish her.
  • Back for the Finale: She and her partner show again as Momoka's puppets in episode 12.
  • Bondage Is Bad: She keeps her partner in bondage gear — a bit-gag, hands behind her back in leather cuffs and a dog collar with a long chain — as an apparent metaphor for her own cruel and sadistic nature.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: Claims to be this with her Extar. At the very least the former part is true, and she DID get a Drive out of her actions...
  • Combat Sadomasochist: She was crying out in pleasure when her partner's Arm form chewed up her right arm as part of the transformation.
    • Claims that her partner is a hardcore masochist, although that's yet to be confirmed.
  • The Dreaded: Most of the residents of Mermaid fear her and her cruelty.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears an eye-patch on her left eye.
  • Last-Name Basis: She's only referred by her last name.
  • Unsexy Sadist: Mamori certainly thinks so. We can't be sure if her partner was okay with it since she was gagged, though it certainly got the job done...

    Tomomi Nukui 
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese), Milly Prower (English)
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A "trainer" on the island of Mermaid. It is her job to teach Liberator/Extar partners how to prepare for transformation and prepare combat training regiments.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She initially seems like a decent and reasonable person. But she's quick to resort to rape when her "techniques" don't work on someone.
  • Last-Name Basis: She's only referred by her first name once.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: It says a great deal that Mamori is not in the least bothered, and in fact almost cheers, when Mirei kicks Nukui in the abdomen so hard, she gets sent flying across the room and into a metal rail before passing out from the pain. Remember, Mamori is the one who pleaded for mercy towards Saejima.
  • They Just Don't Get It: Nukui's "seduction" technique is nothing but this. First, she insists on calling Mamori "Virgin-san" despite Mamori repeatedly correcting her that her name is "Tokomone" and visibly becoming more and more irritated. Then she uses moves and pick-up lines that Leisure Suit Larry would find cheesy, and wonders why Mamori is squicked by them. Lastly, she just grabs Mamori and throws her unto the bed, and is flat out shocked and outraged when Mamori actually rejects her. Nukui might be able to teach people the basics, but she falls flat when it comes to getting into the finer points herself.

    Aoi Miyasato 
Voiced by: Shizuka Ishigami (Japanese), Haley Esposito (English)
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The first antagonist that Mirei and Mamori meet on Mermaid.


  • Asshole Victim: It would have been rather hypocritical of her if she complained about Charlotte having her whipped in episode 3, as she did something similar to a bound Mirei in episode 2.
  • Dirty Coward: Since she knows she no match for Mirei in straight up combat, she avenges her previous loss by beating up a chained Mirei who was captured by Agnisi.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Had a great time playing with Nimi in episode 5.
  • Jobber: She and Kouzuki get taken down in a Single-Stroke Battle just to show how powerful Mirei and Mamori are as partners despite having just met.
  • Last-Name Basis: She's never referred by her first name.
  • Lazy Bum: She was introduced shirking her duties to lounge on the beach until Kasumi called her to challenge Mamori.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark of the duo; dark hair, with a sharper complexion and Tsurime Eyes as opposed to Kouzuki's blonde hair, rounder complexion and Tareme eyes.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Casually gropes her partner's breasts and touches her pussy just to demonstrate how Liberators and Extars work.

    Momoko Kouzuki 
Voiced by: Juri Kimura (Japanese), Sara Ragsdale (English)
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The first Extar encountered in the series. She is partnered with Miyasato.


Adel

    In general 

Charlotte's personal squad. They are Wärter's finest and more powerful soldiers however, they are effectively Charlotte's bodyguards/harem.


Tropes shared by its members:

  • Action Girl: Their combat skills are one of the main reasons Charlotte handpicked them. Ange and Miranda even put a good fight against Mirei and Mamori
  • Battle Butler: As they're seen by the rest of Wärter. Even Kasumi is uncomfortable at the Adel getting involved in the hostage situation on Episode 7 due their power.
    • In a curious example of the trope, they've shown to be more competent in battle that Charlotte herself
  • Battle Harem: They not only provide Charlotte with protection and obedience, they also take care of Charlotte's sexual urges.
  • Devoted to You: Their reason to live is to make Charlotte's happy, by any means necessary
  • Fangirl: They're the first to celebrate any accomplishement of Charlotte
  • Foreshadowing: They're seen in the background of the OP long before their proper introduction in the show
  • The End Justifies The Means: They are willing to commit any action as long it means keeping Charlotte happy.
  • Undying Loyalty: They show absolute devotion to Charlotte and while they can't understand her actions, they will follow her all the same.

    Ange 
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese), Sarah Wiedenheft (English)
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The most prominent member of the Adel. She's effectively Charlotte's second in command and her most loyal servant.


  • Combat Tentacles / Whip It Good: When she's equipped with her Arms partner, her primary weapon is a series of high-tension cables that she either uses to tie down her opponents, whip them or both.
  • Casual Kink: She's awfully thrilled while dishing punishement at Kouzuki and Miyasato on episode 2; notably there was no real reason to have one of the cables between her legs except to...ahem...help herself along.
  • Devoted to You: While is a common trait among the members of the Adel, a suplemmental side story reveals that Ange prides herself of not having equal on her love and devotion for Charlotte.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Even though her Arms include a pair of butterfly-like wings, they don't provide her with flight, and only serve as places where she fires off her ropes.

    Miranda 
Voiced by: Rumi Ookubo (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)
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A member of the Adel. Once Charlotte's attack on Torino's village is called off by Akira, she's left behind under the pretense of having hurt her leg.


  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Her Arm's power. She conjures an illusion of Akira to lure Mamori into the woods and a bunch of sand golems to try and break Mirei's spirit.
  • Meganekko: The only girl in Charlotte's group that uses glasses.
  • Smug Snake: She has only contempt for Mamori and thinks Mirei's strength is useless against her. Once Mirei breaks free of her illusion, Miranda goes into panic.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She hasn't been seen since her defeat at Mirei's hands. When the members of Adel made their official introductions in Episode 9, Miranda was conspicuously absent. She makes a sudden return on episode 12 as one of the girls under Momoka's influence. Kasumi's lack of reaction at her reappearance (aside of being controlled by Momoka) seems to make this an Out of Focus case.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

    Marianne 
Voiced by: Natsumi Hioka (Japanese), Tabitha Ray (English)
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Member of the Adel.


     Monroe 
Voiced by: Risae Matsuda (Japanese), Mikaela Krantz (English)
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Final member of the Adel.


SOLDIERS

    Momoka Sagara/A 3 
Voiced by: Hitomi Harada (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
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click here  to see her Extar form.

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivers one to Charlotte in episode 11.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In her arms form, she appears to be the epitome of offense and defense, and compatible with anyone, good luck being able to wield her though. This is just a trick, as her true Arms form is a massive Wave Motion Gun.
  • Ax-Crazy: Psychotic laughter, gets off on hurting people, flashes Slasher Smiles...yeah, Momoka's not entirely right in the head.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: While what she went through, under "The Organization," is not officially torture, any impartial person would have a very difficult time explaining the difference. Further, although her moral compass was always ambiguous, after Mirei was "disposed of," the treatment she received pushed her into becoming a truly vicious sadist who thinks nothing of rape, torture, and extreme violence, as well as making her someone who happily uses people and then throws them away when she's done.
  • Big Bad: Becomes this towards the end of the series.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When she was brought before Charlotte and Kasumi, she acted like a bubbly, air-headed, Bunny-Ears Lawyer. In reality, her personality's even worse than Charlotte, and that's no easy task.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Immediately took to calling Charlotte "Char-Chan" and being deliberately over-cute, going right into Uncanny Valley territory. Then she demonstrated her rather impressive (presumably evolved) Arms form to Charlotte.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: Momoka and her two "partners" promised Charlotte a ticket off the island of Mermaid if she cooperates. Charlotte was only too happy to agree.
  • Child Soldier: She's already pretty young in the present day and if she is Mirei's former partner then she already has experience fighting in a war.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: This is what she does to Mamori in episode 11 in the most horrific way imaginable.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Her hair and eyes are the exact same shade of blue.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When introduced, she was being addressed by someone whose voice is very similar to the leader of Mirie's living weapons "research" project. We see more of it in episode 11, and Playing with Syringes doesn't even begin to cover what she went through. She blames Mirei for all of it.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: She's helping Charlotte become leader of Wärter because she knows Charlotte will try to round all the inhabitants on the island and bring them to Veste. Having everyone in one place makes it easier for her and her partners to find the one that is the source of the Valkyrie effect.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Mamori. They both have a sword form as a base, and both wear cat-themed hair decorations, as well as having Girlish Pigtails. Their personalities, however, are as different as night and day.
  • Evil Laugh: In the final episode, after she absorbs everyone into her Arm.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears a thighhigh on one leg.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Her numerous Slasher Smiles reveal her teeth to be incredibly sharp and pointy, and she is a rotten human being.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears a pair as part of the standard SOLDIER uniform.
  • Fusion Dance: Does this with her two fellow agents at the Grand Finale.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a black-cat one.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Adel all call her "Francoise" because Charlotte didn't think "Momoka" was a proper name for an Adel agent. She doesn't seem to mind until episode 11 and then she insists on going by the name "Momoka."
  • Irrational Hatred: She blames Mirei for everything "The Organization" put her through, and is determined to take away everything precious to Mirei in return, including Mirei's life.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Dishing out an Armor-Piercing Slap to Charlotte and telling her to shut her mouth in episode 11, coldly awakening Charlotte to the fact that she was never anything more than Momoka's pawn. Cruel, yes, but Charlotte had spent the entire series being an absolutely massive bitch, it's hard to feel any sympathy for her.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The moment she enters Mermaid Island she demolishes the Status Quo.
  • Lady Macbeth: Inspires Charlotte to revolt against Akira in episode 9, almost immediately after Charlotte makes her a part of the Paid Harem. From that point on, she gleefully guides Charlotte through one Moral Event Horizon after another. Something Charlotte clearly enjoys.
  • Living Weapon: She can transform into a sword as well as a huge Wave Motion Gun.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Lampshaded. Momoka uses this kind of terminology while violating Mamori. Sure enough, next time Mamori is seen, she's completely catatonic, acting purely on stimulus response.
    Momoka: "That's some serious resistance. 'Iron Will' was it? Doesn't matter. Pain will still make you kneel, and you will still drown in pleasure."
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Combined with Hoist by His Own Petard. Instead of killing Mirei who could do nothing to stop her, she sadistically decides to absorb Mirei into Arms form Mamori to prolong both their suffering. In the end, this gives Mirei the golden opportunity to free Mamori, and turn the tables, ultimately leading to the complete defeat of Momoka and her Soldier partners.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Reveals herself to be this in the final episode.
    Momoka: "I'll use this power to do what you hate most, Mirei-chan. I'm going to kill lots and lots of people. Hahahahahaha!"
  • Oral Fixation: She's fond of having a lollipop in her mouth. If she's on-screen without one, it means shit's going down, and soon.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Episode 11 reveals that her hair color is a side-effect of whatever experimental procedures "The Organization" performed on her, and not her true hair color. At least that's what she told Mirei when they met.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Mirei.
  • Sailor Fuku: The SOLDIER uniform is a modified version of this
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She eagerly gives Charlotte a show during her introduction but as is quickly revealed, this is just a facade to gain the trust of Charlotte.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: In episode 12, she takes on a form several stories tall, as tall as Nimi, gaining more mass than can be explained by a simple Fusion Dance.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives quite a few, complete with fangs/
  • The Starscream: Betrays the Organization once she found the cause of Valkyrie Effect. Considering what they did to her, it's very understandable why she would betray them.
  • Vapor Wear: A curious example, as a SOLDIER she doesn't use any kind of underwear (something that Charlotte had the chance to feel by herself during Momoka's introduction) and her design even makes that abundantly clear. However, she's magically wearing panties on every other scene that could've lead to a full showing of her privates.
  • Weapon Wields You: She can bond to any liberator. Even if that liberator is completely unconscious.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Yes, Momoka is completely Ax-Crazy and willing to stoop to such lows as rape, torture, and murder, but she has much the same Dark and Troubled Past as Mirei. Playing with Syringes doesn't even begin to describe what they went through, and Mirei states that only Mamori's presence kept her sane and gave her a reason to live, while Momoka had no such calming presence and eventually snapped.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is light blue.

    D 5 
Voiced by: Asami Shimoda (Japanese), Carli Mosier (English)

Part of Momoka's task force and her second in command.

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    E 9 
Voiced by: Marika Kono (Japanese), Leah Clark (English)

The final member of Momoka's team, a plump and cheery girl.

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click here  to see her Extar form.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The two times she is used as Extar, she manifests as a colossal set of armor for her liberator.
  • Bare Your Midriff: As is the standard for the SOLDIER's uniform
  • Blinding Bangs: Her hair covers her eyes most of the time.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Fat with a massive chest. Her outfit is just a vest that just low enough cover her nipples and a miniskirt.
  • Facial Markings: Has a heart shaped one under her right eye
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears a pair as part of the standard SOLDIER uniform.
  • Friend to Psychos: She fully supports Momoka
  • Sailor Fuku: The SOLDIER uniform is a modified version of this
  • Shapeshifter: Her Drive power allows her to turn into a set of armor for her partner.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Her actions make clear she's infatuated with Momoka
  • The Slacker: Her first scene has her asking D5 if they really need to examine everyone on the island to fullfill their orders.
  • Vapor Wear: As a SOLDIER Operative, she doesn't wear underwear to maximize her efficency in battle
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