This is the character sheet for Zoids: New Century. It's got quite a few for such a relatively short series, so enjoy!
Voice Actor: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Richard Ian Cox (English)
- Accidental Pervert: Walks in on Leena while she was bathing, while in a towel himself. This doesn't end well for him
- Hot-Blooded: Bit's overenthusiastic combat style is the key to his success; Jamie once tried to model Bit in combat simulations and he did worse when programed to act more "intelligently".
- Idiot Hero: Bit fits the bill in the beginning of the series (unless you believe his apparently idiocy to be a ploy), but grows out of it as he gains experience.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Not even the other characters can decide if Bit is this or just a lucky bastard in the early episodes.
- Rookie Red Ranger: Bit is the newest member of the pre-existing Blitz Team, but swiftly becomes key to the team's success.
Voice Actor: Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese), Samuel Vincent (English)
- Blue Is Heroic: His pilot suit have a blue longcoat.
- Dub Name Change: Named Ballad in the Japanese version.
- Expy: Of Irvine from Chaotic Century, a mercenary member of the good guys team who starts out in a Command Wolf but eventually upgrades to a powerful new protoype once it's destroyed (Irvine to the first Lightning Saix prototype, Brad to the Shadow Fox).
- The Lancer: His relationship to Bit.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: From the Command Wolf to the Shadow Fox.
- Only in It for the Money: Or so he claims, anyway.
Voice Actor: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese), Kelly Sheridan (English)
- Ace Custom: Her Gunsniper is so heavily customized as to barely resemble the original robot.
- Action Girl: She's not as skilled or successful as her teammates and is easily taken out of a fight more than once. However, Leena has won battles as the last (wo)man standing(Which involves taking out her own teammates).
- The Big Guy: Fits the trope in terms of personality and combat role, if not physical traits.
- Comically Missing the Point: Her heavily-customized Gunsniper will fire every weapon on it except the sniper rifle.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She's fond of it, particularly toward Bit. She's gone so far as using a zoid to blow up the Jeep he was desperately fleeing in when he accidentally walked in on her in the bath.
- Dub Name Change: Named Rinon in the Japanese version. One episode in the English dub even kept the name on Harry's parachute even!
- The Load: Outside of one battle, Leena was damn near useless in the Dibison. Once she ditches it for her heavily customized Gunsniper, her overall performance increases dramatically.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not quite to Naomi's extent, but the several towel and swimsuit scenes throughout do show off her curves pretty well.
- More Dakka: Her entire battle "strategy". Jamie notes that when the Backdraft Group's Warsharks are waging psychological warfare on the team, her fighting cautiously and trying to conserve ammo are actually hurting her battle performance as a whole.
- Pink Means Feminine: Subverted, while her pilot suit is pink, her personality is far for being feminine. Very far.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: A Subversion, while Leena is rose-haired, she is no sweetie.
- Trigger Happy
- Tsundere: Heavily leaning toward the violent, angry end of the scale. The number of times her sweeter side comes out can be counted on one hand.
Voice Actor: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese), Bill Switzer (English)
- Covert Pervert: After Bit walks in on a bathing Leena and promptly gets his ass kicked, Jamie checks in on the commotion. Just as he tries to wake a knocked out Bit, he gets a good look at Leena, and then proceeds to scan over her nude body. This also does not end well for Jamie. This part of the scene was Bowdlerise out of the English dub.
- Running Gag: Jamie shouting some variation of "My poor Pteras!" after it's shot down... which happens every time it's launched (whether Jamie's at the controls or not).
- The Smart Guy: In his role as tactical planner and mission control for the Blitz Team. Given who he has to work with, they ignore his advice as often as not.
- Split Personality: The Wild Eagle, which only emerges during aerial combat after having broken the sound barrier.
- Split-Personality Makeover: The Wild Eagle somehow has swept-back hair, thicker eyebrows and a different facial shape compared to Jamie's normal style.
- Third-Person Person: The Wild Eagle not only insists that everyone call him The Wild Eagle, he refers to himself as that as well.
Doctor Steven Toros
Voice Actor: Daiki Nakamura (Japanese), Ron Halder (English)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The man is goofy and immature. But make no mistake he's genuinely competent at inventing and repairing zodiac and components. He's even able to see through Bit's unorthodox strategies for the most part.
- Mad Scientist: He has definite traits of it, though he's much more mild about it than most examples.
- Manchild: The largest part of Jamie's job description as Dr. Toros' assistant seems to be babysitter.
- Team Dad: He has some elements of this, when it breaks through his immaturity.
Voice Actor: Jin Horikawa (Japanese), Colin Murdock (English)
- The Chew Toy: The longer the series goes on, the more abuse the Judge gets. It's hilarious precisely because of the Judges' previously established dignified and professional demeanor.
- Color-Coded Characters: The Judges, their capsules, and their satellites are all solid white, as opposed to the Dark Judge's black.
- Combat Referee: It is his job to make sure all battles are sanctioned and follow the official rules. His first duty is approve the battle mode (usually 0-9-8-2).The Judge: My word is the law on the battlefield!
Voice Actors: Michio Miyashita (Kirkland), Takatsugi Awazu (Omari) and Jin Horikawa (Lineback)(Japanese)
- Book-Ends: They have their first win in series, when they were trying to capitalize on Leon's tripped Zoid, postponed/invalidated due to Bit appearing on the field. In their last match in series, the entire team trips, costing them the match.
- Butt-Monkey: They never catch a break.
- Embarrassing Nickname:
- Bit decides that the Tigers' problem is that their name doesn't fit their team, and makes several helpful suggestions for a more appropriate one, like the "Fuzzy Pandas Team".
- They manage to get into the Royal Cup on a wild card, but when they try to battle the Blitz Team, the Judge announces them as the Fuzzy Pandas team. This causes their zoids to Face Fault, freezing their combat systems and thus eliminating them from the tournament. The judge quickly declares the Blitz Team the winners in an embarrassed tone and retreats to his judge capsule.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The Zaber Fangs, their new team name, is an alternate translation for the zoids they pilot, the Saber Tiger.
- Theme Naming: The three warriors are named after players for the Hanshin Tigers, a Japanese baseball team with an enthusiastic fanbase despite a reputation for being "cursed", similar to the Chicago Cubs.
Voice Actor: Rio Natsuki (Japanese), Saffron Henderson (English)
- Ace Custom: Her Gun Sniper is red in contrast to the blue paint job that all the others have in the series.
- Badass Longcoat: Her main attire (or something close to it) when not battling.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Expy: A Char Clone, sort of; her custom Gunsniper is red, and she's nicknamed the Red Comet, but she doesn't otherwise resemble Char in terms of personality of backstory. Amusingly, her theme song is titled "Here Comes the Red Comet!", a reference to Char's theme from Mobile Suit Gundam, "Here Comes Char!".
- Friendly Sniper: Totes the line between this and Cold Sniper, but still falls more on the "friendly" side. She's perfectly cordial and friendly to the Blitz team and her temporary teammates in her first appereance.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: As Leon's partner she lets him get up close and personal with his Blade Liger while she does her usual job of sniping from afar.
- Lady of War: A beautiful, renowned Zoid warrior who is cool and confident in battle, using her Zoid as a sniping machine to attack from afar.
- Ms. Fanservice: Easily wears the most revealing battle uniform in the series.
- One-Woman Army: In her first appearance the only reason she even needs teammates is due to the rules of the battle requiring a full team. She hires two girls who are clearly inexperienced pilots just to fill out the roster and then proceeds to mop up everyone on the Blitz team by herself. Even Bit only wins by the skin of his teeth.
- Ship Tease: She has a definite thing for Brad, but it's never explored whether he returns her feelings.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Red daisy dukes even!
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
Voice Actor: Wataru Takagi (Japanese), Brad Swaile (English)
- Catchphrase: "My name's Harry Champ! I'm a man destined to be king!"
- Chivalrous Pervert: Directed entirely at Leena.
- Disney Death: Shields Leena from the explosion of a charged particle cannon in the penultimate episode. At first it seems like he dies from being wounded but he turns out to be completely unharmed. Also Leena neither notices nor cares about his attempted Heroic Sacrifice.
- The Fool: He has amazingly good luck (as evidence by his first encounter with Jack Cisco and his wild card entry into the Royal Cup) despite his relative mediocrity as a Zoid pilot, though not to the point of being Born Lucky.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Though he's the heir to an unspeakably vast fortune, his best friends are a pair of robots (that he built himself), and he seems to be interested in Zoid battles primarily as something to do with his time between pining for Leena and having more money than God.
- Privileged Rival: He is from a rich family, while his rival Bit (and the other members from the Blitz Team) suffers from Perpetual Poverty.
- Spoiled Sweet: Despite being rather silly and dim, Harry Champ is a genuinely decent person who cares for Leena as a person and the rest of the Blitz team as rivals.
- Taking the Bullet: Jumps in front of the explosion from three charged particle cannons to shield Leena. He survives.
- Uncle Pennybags: Never above using his wealth to help people. Or even to buy some sweet Warsharks for a beach party.
- Upper-Class Twit: A very benign example, but still an example.
Benjamin and Sebastian
- Ambiguously Gay: Sebastian's love interest in the original Japanese version was not as obviously female as in the American.
- Battle Butler: Both of them act as Harry's domestic servants as well as his battle partners. And that's before we meet a certain [BlackButler demon butler!
- Determinator: Benjamin, when pursuing the Judge he'd fallen in love with.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Both have emotions, feelings, and all sorts of other human things. Benjamin even fell in love.
- Robot Buddy: The only friends Harry ever made, before meeting the Blitz team.
- Those Two Guys: They mostly hang around and provide running commentary on Harry's patheticness during episodes where he appears.
Voice Actor: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Brian Drummond (English)
- Hired Gun: As with Brad, he fights for cash. Unlike Brad, he doesn't favor a particular team... at least at first.
- The Stoic
- Worthy Opponent: He considers Bit this, as one of the few pilots who instinctively understands the nature of high-speed battles such as those between the Lightning Saix and the Liger Zero Jager.
The Tasker Sisters
Voice Actor: Ryoka Yuzuki (Japanese, Chris), Kumiko Higa (Japanese, Kelly), Kelly Sheridan (English, Chris), Farrell Spence (English,Kelly)
- Always Identical Twins: It's not actually explicit that they're identical twins, but they look very similar even by the standards of siblings, and they're virtually interchangeable in terms of personality, so it's certainly a reasonable assumption.
- Always Someone Better: They prove this in their first appearance, by solidly trouncing the Blitz Team and inspiring them to greater heights.
- Lady of War: Both sisters are very calm, precise pilots with a professional demeanor.
Voice Actor: Susumu Chiba (Japanese), Ted Cole (English)
- Broken Ace: As told via flashback when he shows up in the show again, his battles after leaving the Blitz Team did not go well for him. He's at his lowest point when the Blade Liger finds him.
- Master Swordsman: Or the giant animal robot pilot version, at least.
- Took a Level in Badass: He wasn't a bad pilot before, but once he leaves the Blitz team and gets his Blade Liger he becomes one of the strongest pilots in the series.
- Worthy Opponent: Bit's, specifically to the Zero Schnieder.
Voice Actor: Soichiro Tanaka (Japanese), Samuel Vincent (English)
- Catchphrase: "This battle has been taken over by the Backdraft Group!"
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Dark Judge is identical in appearance to the ZBC Judges, except black.
- Evil Counterpart: He's a dark mockery of the real Judge, even declaring that the battle mode is "0-9-9-9", which is the only one he ever uses.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: In one match he's on the receiving end of this. The white judge climbs up onto the Dark Judge's capsule (it had landed on his) and beats the tar out of his dark counterpart.
Voice Actor: Koichi Nagano (Japanese), Scott McNeil (English)
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: His role after becoming Altail's right hand man, though in more of a military "executive officer" style than the standard civilian "desk jockey" style.
- The Chew Toy: Nothing ever goes right for the poor guy.
- Pity the Kidnapper: When he captures Leena in his first appearance, he ends up having to put the Blitz Team on hold during the ransom call in order to help his men restrain her. He returns to the call visibly worse for wear, but handles the entire situation with admirable dignity.
Voice Actor: Shunsuke Sakuya (Japanese), Scott McNeil (English)
- Defector from Decadence: His reason for leaving the Backdraft Group.
- Knight of Cerebus: Stoller is one of the few characters in the series who is nearly humorless and completely serious throughout his appearances in the show. His first battle against Bit was taken far more seriously than most in the series, showing that Stoller meant business.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Bit to be his, to the point of joining the ZBC just for a chance to fight him again.
Voice Actor: Kentaro Ito (Japanese), Matt Smith (English; not that one)
- Calling Your Attacks: An odd version, in his first appearance, he controls the Elephander entirely through voice commands, as a
- Number Two: To Stoller.
Voice Actor: Soichiro Tanaka (Japanese), Don Brown (English)
Voice Actor: Sakiko Tamagawa (Japanese), Alaina Burnett (English)
Voice Actor: Keiko Aizawa (Japanese), Ellen Kennedy (English)
Voice Actor: Motoko Kumai (Japanese), Alex Doduk (English)
Voice Actor: Yuichi Nagashima (Japanese), Michael Dobson (English)
- Cool Shades: He wears them every once in a while.
- Replacement Goldfish: Leena appears to be this for her Missing Mom. It's kinda creepy.
- The Rival: To Dr. Toros, due entirely to a misunderstanding.
- Rival Turned Evil: He has shades of this from the beginning, but it's really confirmed when he joins the Backdraft Group.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He apparently loves ramen.
Voice Actor: Yukimasa Kishino (Japanese), Brian Drummond (English)
- Dead All Along: Inverted. Despite his debut episode teasing that his crash killed him, Oscar is stil alive. He just didn't fly anymore.
- Legacy Character: While he was a Raynos pilot, he was known as "The Wild Eagle". It's unknown if he explicitly passed the title on to his son or not.
- Not Quite Dead
- Playing Cyrano: Laon asked Toros to write a love letter, but Toros couldn't do it, and had Oscar write it. Mistakenly, he signed it with Toros' name, and Toros was the one who wound up marrying the woman. Laon actually isn't nearly as mad at Oscar about the whole thing.
Voice Actor: Akiko Hiramatsu (Japanese), Lisa Ann Beley (English)
- Dumbass Has a Point: Despite her Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense mindset, she is nearly vindicated by thinking the richest fighter is the best fighter as well, since her expensive, high-end equipment very nearly hooks her her victory against the Blitz team, losing against them certainly more narrowly than most times Harry's team had challenged them.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Her preferred tactic, something that even Leena comments on.
- Nuke 'em: She even launches what looks like an SRBM at the Liger Zero, which certainly produces a big enough bang that the Jager barely gets away from
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: She arbitrarily decides that the richest team are automatically the best Zoid warriors, and challenges the Blitz Team to a battle for possession of the Liger Zero because she thinks it's cute.
- Spoiled Sweet: Despite everything else, she's a genuinely nice person who legitimately cares about her brother and keeps her word, even when things don't go the way she wants.