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Wolves and Cheza

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (JP), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN), Carlos Arraiz (LA)
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An Arctic Wolf who is dedicated solely to finding the Lunar Flower and opening the way to Paradise. Kiba primarily acts on his instincts, which sometimes lead him to behave rashly, and the others to call him idealistic. Full of wolf pride, Kiba initially expresses disgust at wolves who use human disguises, but eventually realizes that it is necessary to survive.

  • All Up to You: By way of being The Chosen One, Kiba is the only one who can find the Flower Maiden.
  • Byronic Hero: Has many characteristics, being brooding, ruthless in battles and usually self-motivated.
  • The Chosen One: He's the chosen one who is destined to find and open Paradise.
  • Declaration of Protection: To Cheza.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Having his lover Cheza die in his arms made him lose all hope of paradise. Not only that, he is also assumed to be the last living thing in the world before he dies alone.
  • Determinator: He will stop at nothing to open Paradise and find a place where he can live with his folks.
  • Doomed Moral Victor: At the end, Darcia dies and Kiba manages to open paradise. However, he has lost everyone he cared about and he dies before he can enter paradise.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Before she even has a single line, Kiba vows to protect Cheza and bring her with them. This is justified, because wolves and the Flower Maiden has an instinctual connection anyway.
  • Dying Alone: Not only does he die after losing all his companions and having Cheza die in his arms, it's implied that he's the last living thing in the entire world before he falls through the ice and drowns. You can't get much more alone than that.
  • The Hero: The main character and the one around whom the story revolves.
  • The Hero Dies: In the series finale, he dies as paradise begins to be created from Cheza's seeds.
  • Honor Before Reason: His drive to achieve his goals and his pride often lead him to act recklessly, such as not thinking that Lady Jaguara captured Cheza as a way to lure him in her castle.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's hot-tempered and extremely volatile. His frequent squabbles with the rest of the pack attest to this along with his tendency to hit first and ask questions later.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: In contrast to the other wolves' human forms with Supernatural Gold Eyes, Kiba's human form has piercing light-blue eyes, to emphasize his connection to cold and winter.
  • Last of His Kind: He's the last arctic wolf. Jaguara killed the other arctic wolves when she burned the forest with his pack in it down.
  • Messianic Archetype: He is the main wolf needed to open paradise, but the others are instrumental in his rise.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The other wolves' human illusion's hair and eye colors match their fur and eye color as wolves. He has brown hair and blue eyes in his human illusion, but is a white furred and yellow eyed wolf.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Kiba doesn't smile or laugh much, except when he's around Cheza.
  • The Power of Friendship: Darcia at one point claims that the other wolves were never needed to create paradise. Kiba disagrees.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: At first, he was too proud of his wolf heritage to even consider taking his human form. But soon enough he eventually has to concede that this form is not only practical, it's life-saving.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He's really pale-skinned (aided by his Icy Blue Eyes) and his hair looks black depending on the lighting.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Tsume & Darcia's Blue, as he's more brash, hotheaded, and quicker to engage in a fight.
  • Sole Survivor: Kiba becomes the sole surviving wolf (and living thing on Earth in general) in the series finale. And he eventually dies too.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He shows himself as aloof and distant, always keeping his cool. Yet he has a notable soft spot for those close to him, especially Cheza.
  • Tragic Hero: He only wanted to find paradise so he and the other wolves could live in a better place. At the end, Kiba finds paradise, but he loses all his friends and dies alone before he can enter paradise.
  • White Wolves Are Special: A white wolf destined to fine Paradise.
  • Wild Hair: His hair always appears messy and unkempt, to emphasize his wild temper.

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN), Luis Carreño (LA)
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A Grey Wolf with a large X shaped scar across his chest, not counting many others. Rough and self-reliant, Tsume is a strong fighter who keeps his true feelings to himself. He joins the others after his human gang in Freeze City betrays him. He does not initially believe in Paradise, but eventually starts to believe in their goal and choses to follow them not because of a lack of a better option but out of trust.

  • Aloof Ally: At first. His tendency to rely solely on himself makes him reluctant to join the pack and search for the Flower Girl. And even when he does decide to join the party for good, he's still quite blunt with the others and seldom expresses concern, even though he prefers
  • Ambiguously Brown: Much like Blue, his ethnicity is never brought up but his skin is noticeably darker than that of the other wolves in human form.
  • Anti-Hero: Stoic, argumentative, bit of a jerk, cold towards Toboe at first, formerly a Dirty Coward, started out a loner, etc...
  • Bare Your Midriff: A Rare Male Example: his leather jacket looks too small for him and exposes his midriff indeed and lower back indeed.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Though not brothers, Tsume develops a close bond and protectiveness over Toboe.
  • The Big Guy: Tallest and physically strongest of the pack. Also, towers above most people he meets, except Darcia.
  • Cool Shades: Naturally, as part of his cool badass bad boy persona.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lady Jaguara's wolf hunting troops attacked his pack, killing most of his family and friends. As Tsume attempted to flee from the battle, he was cast out by his pack and the alpha male attacked him, leaving him with his X-shaped scar, branding him as a coward.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Has white-hair and dark skin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jabs mercilessly at his mates, often times pointing out at the foolishness.
  • Delinquent: Used the be a gang-leader before getting expelled by the members of said gang at the beginning of the story.
  • Dirty Coward: His back story has him being one of these, with him running away leaving his friends to die. He's a unusual example in that he's portrayed as ultimately a good person, having grown out of his cowardice by the time the show starts.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: His scar is pivotal to his Back Story.
  • The Exile: His old pack rejected him because he betrayed his friends.
  • Genius Bruiser: Street-smart and highly resourceful, he's the most useful when it comes to searching for clues in urban settings. Also strangely knowledgeable despite not being educated and used to brawling.
  • Give My Regards in the Next World: Says this to Kiba right before dying from his wounds.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a torn leather jacket and leather pants which is typical of criminals in Japanese culture.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Toboe, oh so much.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite is gruffness and his blunt jabs, he's actually very considerate but doesn't like to show it.
  • The Lancer: Leads the pack when Kiba isn't around or recovering.
  • Mark of Shame: The X-shaped scar on his chest was given to him by the alpha of his old pack as punishment for leaving his friends to die.
  • Mercy Kill: He kills Hige after he's badly wounded by Darcia in the finale, as Hige requested.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The one whose outfit displays the most skin, namely low-cut leather pants, a tight tank-top and a leather jacket that expose his navel.
  • Mystical White Hair: His human form has white hair.
  • Not So Stoic: Openly weeps after Toboe's death.
  • Pet the Dog: Towards Gehl (the red headed kid in episode one, whom Tsume failed to save) serves as one, dispute Tsume's refusal of his friendship.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kiba's Red.
  • Regretful Traitor: His pack exiled him as a traitor after he escaped from some hunters while leaving his companions behind to be killed. He doesn't want to get close to others in fear of another situation coming up where he will betray and lose them again.
  • Rugged Scar: His distinctive chest scar. It turns out he did not get it through badassery as you would expect. He got it while being punished for leaving his friends to die.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: His Jerkass behavior is a defense mechanism for himself to protect himself from getting close to others because he doesn't want to get close to others in fear of betraying and losing them again.
  • Sour Supporter: Always there for his fellows but can't help but be unpleasant about it.
  • Stripperific: Rare Male Example. His outfit consists of a shredded vest, and skin tight low rise leather pants.

Voiced by: Akio Suyama (JP), Joshua Seth (EN), Johnny Torres (LA)
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A Mexican Wolf with a carefree attitude, who seems quite comfortable living in human society.

After meeting Kiba, he goes along with the idea of searching for Paradise without much argument. Despite his easy-going and apparent laziness, he does hide some secrets of his own.

  • Artifact of Doom: His collar is actually a signal transmitter for Jaguara's troops that leads them to wolves' den so they can exterminate wolves more easily.
  • Battle Couple: With Blue, once they become an item.
  • Beta Couple: With Blue, to Kiba and Cheza's Alpha Couple.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: It's kinda easy to underestimate him, what with him always beaing easy and goofing around. But once threatened or challenged, he's actually a quite fierce combattant and doesn't back down
  • Big Eater: Food is a big motivation for him and he's by far the one who constantly forages for food.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His ever present collar, that doesn't disappear when he turns into wolf form is never remarked upon by anyone all along the story until they enter Lady Jaguara's castle and the collar starts giving him intense headaches.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Towards Blue. It's hinted several times that he's actually the most interested in the opposite sex out of the pack.
  • Collared by Fashion: He wears a leather collar around his neck that has a metal plate inscribed with the number 23. It's actually a tag/transmitter that causes him to be under constant surveillance. It also appears to be the tag that controlled him, since he was plagued with constant migraines in Jaguara's city just before it was shot off by a soldier.
  • Deadpan Snarker: No one is safe from his quips.
  • Erudite Stoner: It's never outright said that he enjoys recreational drugs but he has all the attributes otherwise, being knowledgeable, easy-going, very good at reading other people's motivations and reactions and often says the right words at the right time.
  • Informed Attribute: Tsume will readily remark that's he's fat. But, aside from him looking poofier than the others when in wolf form, his human form doesn't show him being overweight at all and we never get to see him topless so it's hard to tell.
  • Manchurian Agent: Before Hige met Kiba, he was brainwashed into being Jaguara's lapdog by hunting and leading troops to other wolves. The collar around his neck attracts Lady Jaguara's soldiers, leading him to put the group in danger.
  • The Nose Knows: Out of all the characters, he's the one with the most acute sense of smell and is the one who relies the most on this to track people or sense danger.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Played With. He gets stabbed through the shoulder so hard by Jaguara's sword that it pins him to the floor. While it doesn't kill him, the wound is ultimately so serious that it impedes him for the rest of the series and doesn't heal correctly, helping to cause his death in the final episode since he can't fight properly.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Often goofs off or makes silly expressions.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Averted. Aside from Tsume chewing him out once he learns about the function of the 23 collar, Hige doesn't get much flack for having seriously endangered his buddies and helping Jaguara's schemes and is allowed to stay among the pack.
  • The Slacker: Often seen sleeping or slacking off when the group settles down somewhere and is often very apathetic towards any given situation.
  • The Smart Guy: By far the most perceptive and ingenious of the pack.
  • Together in Death: With Blue, at whose side he remained until he asked Tsume to finish him off so he could be with Blue.

Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada (JP), Mona Marshall (EN), Ricardo Sorondo (LA)
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A Red Wolf who was raised by an old woman. He is considered the pup or the runt by the others and is the one with the least animosity or contempt towards humans whom he often seeks to initiate contact with.

Inexperienced, emotionally needy and consumed with self-doubt at the beginning, he gradually becomes much more confident and bold.

  • Adorably-Precocious Child: He's actually quite skilled but lacks confidence.
  • All-Loving Hero: He's about the closest thing a predatory animal can get to a Friend to All Living Things, and, as a clincher, he's willing to protect and die for the guy who's actively trying to exterminate wolves!
  • And Call Him "George": Tying into Does Not Know His Own Strength, he accidentally killed his owner by greeting her a little vigorously, suffocating her. He's a variant in that he's a child (in a sense) who does this with an elderly person
  • The Baby of the Bunch: He's the youngest in group, often behaving more like a puppy than a wolf.
  • Badass Adorable: He's quite endearing, often seeking the company of humans, much like a guard dog would do.
  • Badass and Child Duo: With Tsume. He might not be under ten years old, but he's a kid nonetheless.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Push him too far and he's capable of biting out your eyes.
  • Break the Cutie: He's been through a lot. Since the death of his caretaker, he has developed into a braver, more independent character, but there seemed to be no letting go of the natural innocence that came with his youth.
  • Catchphrase: "I was just getting ready!"
  • Coming of Age Story: His own journey is about becoming a self-assured and reliable adult. Both as a wolf and as a human.
  • The Cutie: His naivete and childish determination is absolutely endearing.
  • Determinator: During the walrus battle, not only does Toboe attack and actually hurt the beast, but despite all the walrus' furious thrashing, diving into the freezing water and smashing through giant ice floes to try to dislodge him, Toboe does not let go until the walrus dies.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Of sorts, Quent comforts the dying Toboe by petting him, he continues to do this even after Toboe dies and Quent dies with his arm around Toboe's body.
  • The Heart: The most sensitive, good-hearted and affable of the pack.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tsume, oh so much.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Toboe really looks up to Tsume.
  • Innocent Prodigy: He doesn't realize just how gifted he is until late in the story.
  • Kill the Cutie: He's innocent, kind and childish and he gets killed trying to protect a man who was trying to kill him.
  • Morality Pet: To Tsume at the beginning. And then to the rest of his buddies.
  • Nice Guy: An actual one, as he's genuinely sweet and innocent, nice to even enemies, as he saves Quent from freezing to death. But Beware the Nice Ones.
  • Raised In Captivity: He was raised by an elderly woman who mistook him for a dog. As a result, he's more people friendly than the other wolves.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: In the finale, he unsuccessfully attempts to protect Quent from Darcia and both he and Quent are mortally wounded.
  • Tagalong Kid: Initially, he was just there because he was too young and too inexperienced to survive on his own.
  • Together in Death: With Quent, at the end, after he succumbs to his wounds. He's also reunited with his Granny.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the walrus fight scene.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Probably the sweetest boy in the series. He dies trying to protect Quent, the wolf hunter.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He still wears the bracelets the old woman who raised him gave him.

Voiced by: Arisa Ogasawara (JP), Sherry Lynn (EN), Yensi Rivero (LA)

The Flower Maiden, Cheza is an Artificial Human created via alchemy from a Moonflower.

The wolves need Cheza to find and open the gateway to Paradise. Originally asleep and under study in a lab in Freeze City, Cheza is eventually able to join the wolves, whom she loves, and travels with them.

  • Alien Blood: Her blood is green.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Her existence is pivotal to the story and is supposed to bring about the end of the world.
  • Artificial Human: She was created via alchemy from a lunar flower.
  • Blind Seer: The fact that she's blind isn't obvious, since her abilities pretty much make up for it.
  • Bloody Murder: Her blood is poisonous when ingested.
  • Chained by Fashion: Has golden manacles and a neck chain from her time in the scientist's People Jar. Subverted in that they're so not chain-like that they look like a matching necklace and bracelets.
  • The Chick: The one that the pack protects at all times.
  • Cleavage Window: Diamond-shaped, like all the other slits on her outfit.
  • Declaration of Protection: A mutual one with the wolves.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Kiba's.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has dark red scleras, red irises and no pupils. Then again she is a genetically engineered flower-human hybrid and blind. Her eyes may indeed have been literally designed to look cool rather than function properly. All flower maidens seem to have these eyes, as her encounter with an old maiden attests to.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: One of Cheza's outfits is a red riding hood and her relation with wolves should make the allusion even more obvious.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She adores wolves and they adore her. She seems to have an innate connection to plants as well.
  • Healing Hands: Can soothe the pain of wounds with her touch but, apparently, cannot completely heal them.
  • Implied Love Interest: Kiba acts as her main protector and they're physically affectionate to each other, but it's somewhat hard to tell for sure whether they're a romantic couple since they're a wolf under the illusinary disguise of a human and a magic flower given a human body through alchemy. Kiba and her seem to be more united by fate than by any feeling they may harbor for one another.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: A variant. She refers to herself as an "it", due to being an Artificial Human (Or, more commonly in the English version, as "This One"). Everyone else uses female pronouns for her.
  • I Will Wait for You: Before she dies, she tells Kiba she will be waiting for him in the next world.
  • Last of Her Kind: The last Flower Maiden alive.
  • Little Dead Riding Hood: Late in the story, she dons a red hooded cloak. Things start spiralling downwards from then on.
  • MacGuffin Super-Person: She's an Artificial Human created from a lunar flower. The main characters need her to find and open paradise while the Big Bad needs her Healing Hands to revive his lover.
  • Marked Change: Displays her venous system under her skin when she's ailing or about to die.
  • Mystical Waif: She's a mystical flower with the form of a young girl and the key to opening paradise. Of course, the Big Bad needs her for his own purposes and the main characters constantly protect her so she can take them to paradise.
  • Nice Girl: Cheza is a gentle soul who enjoys peace, and cares very much about Kiba's and the other wolves' wellbeing.
  • No Body Left Behind: Cheza doesn't just die - she disintegrates into flower seeds.
  • No Social Skills: She has grown up in a laboratory, spending most of her time semi-comatose in a glass vessel. As a result, she has little to no knowledge of the real world, less of how to interact with other people.
  • Oracular Urchin
  • People Jars: Cheza was in a jar being studied by Cher Degre before she got busted out by Darcia. In this case, she's not being imprisoned — just studied and kept alive. The second time she gets put in a jar, it follows the trope much more closely because 1) she's been forcibly taken, 2) her most zealous bodyguard Kiba has also been locked in a nearby jar and is having his blood drained out, and 3) Jaguara and her guests are drinking WOLF BLOOD in front of her, which may or may not be Kiba's.
  • Plant Person: While she looks like a human girl, she's still technically a flower. She can communicate with plants and becomes weak when deprived of water and sunlight. She also stretches her arms to the sky and spins like an achene seed when she falls from the sky or in a chasm. At the gates of Paradise, she "blooms" into an elongated, tree-like form before dissolving into thousands of spherical seeds which begin sprouting more lunar flowers.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's at least 200 years old, but looks about 16 or so.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: An Artificial Human with short pink hair, pale skin and red eyes. She's weak-bodied, a Mystical Waif and is usually very calm and demure, although she does perk up quite a bit in the presence of wolves. Her outfit even resembles Rei's plugsuit.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: The sweet, low-key romantic subtype. For bonus points, the guy who created her has blue hair.
  • The Scream: Upon seeing or just sensing spilled wolf's blood nearby, she gives an unnervingly loud and high-pitched scream.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's obviously a very sweet girl, but she's also quite monotone and calm most of the time.
  • Third-Person Person: Sort of, she only refers to herself as "this one".
  • This Was His True Form: Upon dying, she changes to an elongated tree form with lignous extensions for arms and fingers, before eventually exploding into a thousand seeds.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Blue's Tomboy.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She's a sweet girl who cares a lot about the wolves. Unfortunately, she dies from her wounds in the finale, to Kiba's sorrow.

    Blue Yaiden 
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (JP), Jessica Straus (EN), Maritza Rojas (LA)
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A melanic wolf-dog mutt with blue eyes.

At first, Blue travels along with her master Quent Yaiden, hunting wolves. But Blue finds out that she is actually half-wolf, and unwilling to hunt her own kind, Blue leaves Quent to join the wolves.

  • Action Girl: The only actual one in the series.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Much like Tsume, she has dark skin but her ethicity is never mentioned.
  • Battle Couple: With Hige. See his entry.
  • Beta Couple: With Hige. Ditto.
  • Boyish Short Hair: To constrast with Cheza and Cher's more feminine hairstyle.
  • Combat Stilettos: On thigh-high boots.
  • Half-Breed Angst: Because she's not a pureblood wolf, she wistfully mentions that she won't be able to join the others in Paradise.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At first, she was an antagonist to the wolves. It's only upon interacting with Cheza that she realizes that she's also a wolf, albeit a half-breed.
  • Heritage Face Turn: Blue hunted wolves along with her master for most of her life until she learned she was half-wolf. She then joined the wolves out of disgust.
  • Hunter Of Her Own Kind: Untill she meets Cheza and realizes that she's not just a regular dog.
  • I Choose to Stay: Upon realizing her ancestry, she was presented with the possibility to join the pack or remain at Quent's side. She chose to remain with the wolves who have accepted her as one of theirs.
  • Meaningful Name: Was named after her deep blue eyes.
  • Morality Pet: Literally, to Quent who knew all along that she was a wolf halfbreed.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Downplayed. She doesn't dwell on it, but she's clearly disturbed to learn she's a Hunter Of Her Own Kind. One of the reasons she fears she won't be allowed in Paradise is because of how many wolves she helped kill.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Is the only one to retain her blue eyes in all her forms, which hints that she's indeed not a pureblood.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: Begs Hige to remain with her as long as is possible since she knows she won't be able to go to the wolf Paradise. She eventually dies at his side.
  • Raised In Captivity: She's a wolf-dog who was raised as a normal dog and left in the dark about her parentage until adulthood. Upon learning of her wolf heritage, she escapes into the wild with the others.
  • Samus Is a Girl: She's not revealed to be female for quite some time in the series, as Quent refers to her only by her gender ambiguous name or as "my dog."
  • Sixth Ranger: The last one to join the pack.
  • Together in Death: With Hige.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Cheza's Girly Girl. Also applies during her time with Cher, she even comments on Cher's natural feminine wiles.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Along with Cheza.
  • You Killed My Father: Darcia killed her master Quent towards the end of the series.


    Cher Degre 
Voiced by: Kaho Kouda (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN), María Teresa Hernández (LA)

A scientist involved in studying Cheza.

  • Amicably Divorced: At the very least, she and her ex-husband Hubb seemed to be professional with each other after the divorce.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: After all the stuff she goes through, the worst that happens to her appearance is her hair gets ruffled.
    • How untarnished? Trapped in an armored truck that falls off a cliff, hits smaller ridges along the way, and finally crashes in a drop that had to be several hundred feet, she doesn't even get a bloodied nose!
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies in Hubb's arms.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: She dies when the cliff she is on breaks off and she falls to her death.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a scientist who's very pretty.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: According to a few lines in later episodes, a reason she became so devoted to her work with Cheza was because she couldn't have children.
  • Married to the Job: She and Hubb got divorced after her work with Cheza became more important to her than their marriage.
  • Motherly Scientist: She is fascinated by Cheza and desires to understand her and her purpose. When Cheza escapes, she tries to follow her. Later she learns about the wolves and helps them escape, at the cost of her own life.
  • Unkempt Beauty

    Hubb Lebowski 
Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (JP), Robert Buchholz (EN), Antonio Delli (LA)

A police detective and ex-husband of Cher Degré.

  • Agent Scully
  • Amicably Divorced: With Cher and he still loves her. In that vein, during much of the time they're seen together, they don't argue.
  • Death by Falling Over: He dies when he loses his grip climbing up a cliff.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To his ex-wife Cher. He is still very much in love with her and seeks to protect her, often half-jokingly asking if they still have a chance together.
  • Odd Couple: Becomes one when traveling with Quent. They banter about relationships, alcohol, and time spent on the police force.
  • One Last Smoke: He is seen inhaling a cigar in his final moments.
  • Plot Allergy: He seems to be allergic to every animal he encounters.
  • Smoking Is Cool

    Quent Yaiden 
Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (JP), Tom Wyner (EN), Carmelo Fernández (LA)

A wolf hunter. He lives a life on the go with only his dog, Blue, to keep him company and aid him in his pursuit of wolves to kill.

  • The Alcoholic: He's usually seen drinking, and seems to have developed a Delirium Tremor from it. In combat, the liquor can sometimes make him see through the Wolves' disguises but it also makes his shot hard to line up.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His village was destroyed and family was killed by what he was thought were wolves.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: As noted in the above, he's an alcoholic and, from what we can guess, after some serious moments, he drinks to deal with the aftermath of losing his family.
  • Fantastic Racism: His character arc revolves around his hated of wolves. He eventually overcomes this after finding out his beloved "dog" is part wolf. When another wolf dies to save him, it puts the final nail in the coffin of his racism.
  • Freudian Excuse: The destruction of his village and the killing of his wife and son, Russe, by what he thought was a pack of wolves led to his deep and abiding hatred for wolves.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He dies smiling, finally letting go of his hatred for wolves.
  • Grumpy Old Man: While he's not quite old (he's closer to middle-age), he's definitely up there and he's pretty bad tempered
  • He Who Fights Monsters: He hunted the wolves because he perceived them to be vicious, however, he became just as bad as the Nobles.

    The Commander 
Voiced by: Kan Tokumaru (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN), Juan Guzmán (LA)

The leader of the recapture party who is in charge of getting Cheza back to the lab.

  • Agent Scully: He maintains that there are no such thing as wolves in contrast to Cher and even his own soldiers. He finally does believe in episode 21 after they save him.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Orkham's passing, he becomes the commander of all the remaining troops.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He's the one who leads Orkham's soldiers against the wolves, while Orkham's back in his castle.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He leads his troops off to fight Jaguara's soldiers and is never seen again. Later on a few are drinking in a bar and remark to Quent that they mopped up the last of the resistance, implying that he was killed, but we never find out considering the ending it's likely he was killed one way or another.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only called the "Commander" or "Retrieval Squad Commander".
  • A Father to His Men
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Quent looks pretty beaten up after he's interrogated.
  • Mauve Shirt: He appears the most out of all the soldiers and one off characters, he even made it onto the image on the main page.
  • Men of Sherwood: His soldiers while out numbered and out gunned make a pretty successful stand against Jaguara's army, blowing up airships and routing their soldiers from an occupied City.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He commands Lord Orkham's troops and, as befitting the trope, has a uniform that distinguishes himself from the others.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: Especially when compared to Jaguara's soldiers. The Commander is rough, but willing to fight for his home. When the wolves save him he gladly points out Jaguara's keep, and has no real grudge against them.
  • The Remnant: He ends up leading the last groups of organized resistance against Lady Jaguara.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: On occasion.
  • Rousing Speech: When asked why he's still fighting in-spite of Orkham's death he gives one that puts the vigor back into his soldiers.
    "We're going to Freeze City... This may prove to be the one battle that determines our fate as men. That's why I'll fight, not for the glory of the nobles, but for the honor of protecting our very existence. We'll stand together and we'll fight to save what is ours!"


    Lady Jaguara

The leader of the mysterious Black City and part of one of the three feuding Noble Families.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: She's actually pretty evil to start with.
  • Breast Plate: One can say that hers is deconstruction, as, while it shows off her "assets", it's not very practical, as that's where Darcia skewers her.
  • Cain and Abel: She's Harmona's twin sister and the one who kills her out of jealousy.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Has green hair to symbolize her jealous and hateful personality. Her sister Harmona embodies the other side of the colour, see below.
  • Compressed Hair: See that helmet in her pic? She fits her floor-sweeping hair loose and unbound underneath it.
  • Contralto of Danger: Brought to you by Atsuko Tanaka and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.
  • Cool Mask: Her helment is equipped with a white and gold mask that covers the top half of her face.
  • Dark Action Girl: The noble who most gets things done, either sending in her Elite Mooks or using her own wiles and sword to accomplish things.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Initially, she was set up mostly as the main antagonist and she was for half of the series but really, it's Darcia that's real antagonist of the series.
  • Evil Twin: Quite literally, as, she causes much of trouble for the wolves (like hunting them down) and even kills her twin sister because she wanted Darcia's love.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Extremely jealous of Harmona whom Darcia chose over her for being kinder and more loving than her.
  • If I Can't Have You…: She stabs Darcia with a poisoned dagger when he refuses her.
  • It's All About Me: Much of the trouble in the series starts with her, as she wants to be in Paradise with Darcia but, too bad for her, Darcia doesn't share her feelings.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She stated that everything she has done was for Darcia so they could be in Paradise together, although he loved her sister.
  • Magic Knight: Competent with both sword and magic.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She killed her twin sister Harmona, Darcia's lover who had essentially been on life support for years, in order to get her out of the picture.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Over two hundred, at least.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: After killing her sister out of jealously. It ultimately led to her death, including the entire main cast, and the Big Bad.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Conspicuously uses magic and spells to wield power over her city.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Manages to pin Hige to the floor by throwing her sword like lance at him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one after the false paradise she's trying create breaks down.
  • Woman Scorned: Much of the shit she caused comes from Darcia not choosing her.
  • Yandere: She killed her twin sister to have Darcia to herself and when he refuses her, Jaguara stabs Darcia with a poisoned dagger.

    Lord Darcia 
Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (JP), Steve Blum (EN), Rafael Monsalve (LA)

The third generation of the Darcia family of Nobles. He seeks to use Cheza to somehow revive his lover Harmona.

  • Anti-Villain: Type II
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Like most of the Nobles, he's antagonistic but he does have some sympathetic qualities as he just wants to be in Paradise with his love, Harmona. Once she dies, though, he loses all sympathetic qualities and is out to kill the world and everyone in it so only he can enter Paradise.
  • Badass Longcoat: He dons a long black cloak, which makes him look more imposing
  • Big Bad:
    • Big Bad Slippage: Darcia doesn't start out as the Big Bad of the series. He initially begins as an Anti-Villain trying to bring his true love back to life who happens to oppose the heroes on a few instances. Then Harmona is killed and he takes revenge by killing Jaguara, which sends him into severe Sanity Slippage. Finally, he emerges as the Big Bad during the last four episodes of the series.
  • Cool Mask: A white mask that covers his entire face.
  • The Corruption: Possibly. He tries to enter Paradise at the end, but his entire body disintegrates except for his wolf's eye. Cheza's body dissolves into lunar seeds that presumably creates Paradise, but Kiba crosses the Despair Event Horizon and dies alone outside their gates. Darcia's wolf's eye is seen in Paradise, where it disolves into an evil black goo that seeps into the soil and corrupts the surrounding lunar flowers. Then Kiba awakes in our modern world, with the implication that our world is foul and corrupt thanks to Darcia's eye.
  • Death by Woman Scorned: Attempted by Jaguara. It fails and he kills her instead.
  • Death Wail: Upon discovering Harmona's murdered body, he wails and screams in pain and sorrow, all while crying his eyes out.
  • Despair Event Horizon: When Jaguara has Harmona killed, he loses it and becomes more Ax-Crazy and doesn't care about anything or anyone anymore.
  • Determinator: Even when poisoned, he still nearly succeeds in ending the world.
  • Duality Motif: He has one blue eye and one golden wolf's eye, to show that he's found a way to turn himself into a wolf so that he can enter the Paradise forbidden to humans. Fortunately his plan is thwarted by Kiba and Cheza, but his evil wolf eye lives on...
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Darcia was already dangerous as a sword wielding normal human, then he became a wolf...
  • Evil Counterpart: To Kiba in the OVA, as he also wanted to find Paradise but for a different reason.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of his voice actors.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Subverted, as it hides a golden wolf's eye.
  • Feels No Pain: He mentions Jaguara's poison has deadened him to pain.
  • Freak Out: Goes through one in episode 12 when Jaguara finally kills Harmona.
  • Hero Killer: Not at first, but his appearances in the final episodes and OVA's are marked with Character Death.
  • Implacable Man: In the OVA. He keeps getting hit with wounds that should at least slow him down, but they never do.
  • Inhuman Eye Concealers: Has an eye patch to hide his gold-coloured left eye, apparently the result of a family curse and being descended from wolves.
  • It's All About Me: His love for Harmona aside, it's pretty clear he doesn't care about anyone but himself.
  • Irrational Hatred: It's never explained why he doesn't like Cheza, but even as he kidnaps her to heal his beloved Harmona, he often strikes her and shoves her around with little to no provocation. After Harmona dies, the gloves come off and he savagely beats Cheza every chance he gets.
  • The Juggernaut: The destruction of his Fortress, being impaled by a poisoned sword, being shot at point blank and being viciously mauled the protagonists. None of this killed him. Only when he tried to enter in Paradise that he meet his death.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: After his lover's death, he becomes extremely mentally unstable and, by the end of the series, he doesn't give a damn to anything other than himself.
  • Love Makes You Crazy / Love Makes You Evil: Everything he had done throughout the series was for the woman he loves. When she's murdered by her sister, he completely loses it and turns evil and crazy.
  • Nightmare Face: As a wolf, mostly because he keeps trying to make his new wolf face make human facial expressions.
  • Not Quite Dead: He didn't die when his castle was blown up.
  • Not So Stoic: He's very quiet and cold at first, but as the series goes on, it's apparent that not all is well upstairs.
  • One-Winged Angel: By the end of the series, Darcia turns himself into a large, demonic wolf.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: After Harmona's death, he decided to deliberately trigger the apocalypse so that he alone can enter Paradise.
  • Really 700 Years Old: While we can't gauge his age, it's clear he's an example of this as he's been searching for a cure to Harmona's illness for centures.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Kiba's Red, as he's more cool, calm, and collected in comparison.
  • The Reveal: He was the one who killed Quentin's family, in wolf form some time ago.
  • Slasher Smile: He does this in the OVA's finale. As a wolf.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Harmona.
  • Straw Nihilist: After Harmona dies he crosses the Despair Event Horizon while Jumping Off the Slippery Slope, and decides to Put Them All Out of My Misery while throwing a Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: We get it, Darcia. You're distraught that you and Harmona won't be together in Paradise, but does that give you the right to deliberately accelerate the apocalypse and prevent everyone else from reaching Paradise just because you didn't get what you wanted?
  • Tragic Villain: He only starts off as an antagonist to the heroes because while they want to use Living MacGuffin Cheza to find the way to paradise, while Darcia wants to use her Healing Hands ability to save his lover Harmona, who he's kept on life support for centuries while he's tried to find a cure for her condition. Darcia defeats the heroes without killing them, takes Cheza back to his castle... and finds that Harmona was murdered by another noble just hours before his return. We don't get to see the full effect this has on him until much later. In the OVA that finishes the series, we see that he's become an Ax-Crazy Straw Nihilist, and the hero's Evil Counterpart.
  • The Unfettered: Nothing will stop him from kidnapping Cheza to heal his beloved Harmona, and after Harmona dies he throws that same tenacity into accelorating the apocalypse and preventing everyone but himself from reaching Paradise.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he crosses the Despair Event Horizon and gets progressively worse throughout the series.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: Exaggerated. His hairline peaks right down to his nose bridge, attesting to his villainy.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Might have this attitude toward Cheza, the artifically created flower maiden. He kidnaps her to heal his fatally ill beloved Harmona, fine, yet often treats her like she's not there and casually hits and shoves her around the few times when he does. After Harmona dies, he completely loses it and savagely beats into Cheza every time they encounter each other, if he acknowledges she's there at all.
  • White Mask of Doom: Wears a white mask that covers his entire face.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He was willing to destroy the new world and everyone in his way because he lost Harmona.
  • Would Hit a Girl:
    • Even while kneeling over the comatose body of his beloved Harmona, Darcia doesn't hestitate to hit or knock Cheza around. After Harmona dies he completely loses it and savagely beats into Cheza every chance he gets. To the point that in the finale, in wolf form he grips her spine and shakes her around like a rag doll.
    • He also kills Jaguara, though considering she murdered her sister Harmona to have Darcia to herself and tried to kill him when he rejected her this one is completely justified.

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP), Peggy O'Neal (EN), Lilo Schmid (LA)

Darcia's love, who has been stricken with "Paradise sickness", in which her soul is "taken by Paradise", causing her to fall into a coma.

  • Cain and Abel: With Jaguara. See her entry above.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Has green hair, associated with her trademark white dress to symbolize her kindness, the nature she loved and the hope she gave to Darcia for them to enter Paradise together.
  • Damsel in Distress: Darcia's goal is to save her from Paradise Sickness, an illness that took her soul. It left her comatose, but then her Evil Twin Jaguara kills her...
  • Devoted to You: Even in her catatonic state, Darcia deeply loves her and has devoted many years of his life to find a cure for her.
  • Flower Motifs: Stongly associated with white flowers as a symbol for her kindness and purity as well as the genuine love she shared with Darcia.
  • Godiva Hair: She's kept entirely naked while on life support, with only her hair to cover her.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Darcia, while she was still alive.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Darcia, however, she wasn't quite dead, just sick. She becomes this fully after Jaguara kills her.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name sounds like "Harmony," and she's a Living Emotional Crutch to Darcia. When she dies, he becomes dangerously unstable. Her death also ends any hope for a harmonious world since Darcia sets out to destroy it and prevent anyone but himself from entering Paradise.
  • Morality Chain: As long as she was there to love him, Darcia was happy and had no nefarious motivations.
  • Nude Nature Dance: Played with. Her dancing in the nude had no hippie undertones but was rather there to emphasize her purity and beauty.
  • Nice Girl: The reason Darcia chose to love her rather than her Green-Eyed Monster twin sister Jaguara is because Hamona was the nicer of the two. She was gentle and caring, while Jaguara was ruthless and cruel.
  • Posthumous Character: In a sense. The only time we ever have a chance to see her out of her coma is in flashbacks, and is introduced to us in her catatonic state.
  • Really 700 Years Old: As old as the other nobles like Darcia and she's been in her comatose state for over a century.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Her name means "Harmony" and she's a Living Emotional Crutch to Darcia. She's murdered by her jealous sister Jaguara, whose other self actions accelorate the literal apocalypse. Darcia's grief over Harmona's death drive him to accelorate the apocalypse and prevent anyone but himself from reaching Paradise, and in the show's final scenes his evil wolf's eye is shown to taint and corrupt the new Paradise. In other words: Harmona's literal death is the symbolic death of any hope of a harmonious world or Paradise.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Darcia.
  • Token Good Teammate: the only good noble in the series. She is also not racist against wolves.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She was the only good noble in the series and she dies at the hands of her jealous sister.
  • Virgin in a White Dress: Subverted. She wears a white maxi-dress (as opposed to Jaguara's brown and black armored suit) with purple undertones that do symbolize her good heart but not her virginity.

    Lord Orkham 
Voiced by: Ritsuo Sawa (JP), Mike Reynolds (EN), José Manuel Vieira (LA)

The leader of Freeze City, and of one of the three Leading Noble families of the House of Lords. He stole Cheza from the Darcia Family in order to perform experiments and awaken her so she could lead the way to Paradise.