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A fictional Fighting Game by Wax.
In a futuristic world, a well-known fighting tournament organizer named Ringoto Teisou is working on a secret but undoubtedly sinister project. He is rumored to be in the first stage, collectively called "Operation G". Its content and goals are unknown to all but his four head executives and Ringoto himself. In front of that persistent veil, several parties and private groups side against the project.
Several tournaments are organized, and teams form to either protect or cancel Operation G before it concludes.
It is divided in 10 story arcs, after the introduction:

  • Ground Zero Tour: Niki organizes a tournament in Ground Zero, a huge tower. He's in fact aiming to bring down the enemies to Operation G in one shot.
  • Mystery East Tour: A solo female-only tournament. It's organized by Miki who orchestrated a trap for Houka to fall in so she could kidnap her off of the rest of her team.
  • Vector 41-009 Arc: Tang is on a mission to bait the anti-Operation G teams using a fighting tournament. It's Team Konryuu and Team Ranken's introduction arc. A former Operation G study lab was repurposed for that tournament.
  • High Point Tour: Tatsuya organizes a solo tournament with very selected contestants. It's Team Kokujin and Team Jundou's introductory arc. In fact, they make up most of the contestants in the tournament.
  • Red Leaf Tour: Akina and the Reitou ninja clan organize this tournament under an official guise. It's Team Kouei's introductory arc.
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  • Nameless Tournament: Natsuki uses this suspicious tournament to bait anti-Operation G teams and run some unknown measurement tests.
  • True Ground Zero Tour: Hakkou organizes a tournament aboard a dropped colony.
  • Silverwing Tour: Ginshi organizes a tournament aboard her huge flying aircraft. It's Team Magou's introductory arc.
  • Operation O: Eiko is alive, Operation G is a success. The anti-Operation G teams grow desperate, as Ringoto immediately cuts ties with his executives. Everyone starts searching for him.
  • Stream Arc: Ringoto heads for the Stream.
  • The sequel, Operation G Reloaded. BEWARE: Spoilers to the ending of Operation G are on the other end of this link! Browse carefully.


Operation G contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: One per team, and they have to be because they can be pitted against the guys.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Many, when everyone starts dying in droves and most of the anti villains (many of them gone into Type IV by that point) die.
  • An Aesop: Ringoto is a walking aesop about how self-centeredness is bad, as he only goes crazy because he let his ambition go before everything else.
  • Badass Crew: Just about any team.
  • Badass Family / Big, Screwed-Up Family: Many of them.
    • The Teisou family, despite originating in Japan, has now extended to the whole world. In fact, the main characters belonging to this family all are European: Ringoto is German, Setsuna is French, Torou is Brazilian, and Kintou is Spanish.
    • The Kokuu brothers count as being entirely screwed up, but the three are badass.
    • The Seichi count too, aside from Hakkou's isolation from his family's lifestyle. Of course, his nephews being on the Operation G side make them a screwed-up family.
    • Not really family, but the orphanage Akina works in has gathered many characters together. Houka, Tenko, Izumi and Haruka all live (or lived just before Operation G started) there; not to mention the visits of Tang, Niki and Miki (who in fact is the one funding it).
    • Subverted with Rigan and Tae-yeong, who are brothers but don't really knowing each other due to having been separated for the better part of 10 years.
    • The Mashima are definitely screwed up, by virtue of Tatsuya being married to Natsuki.
  • Balance, Speed, Strength Trio: Team Mugen has Karyu as the Balance, Tenko as the Speed and Shiro as the Strength. Similarly, Team Konryuu has Setsuna as the Balance, Gilberto as the Speed, and Seino as the Strength. Team Magou also follows this with Kintou as the Balance, Lucille as the Speed, and Tsuyoshi (somewhat obviously) as the Strength.
    • Downplayed by Team Ougoku: while all three members are strength-based, there is still a distinction between the members, with Koukyu as the relatively-balanced, Houka as the faster of the three, and Kuuki's giant size making him extra committed to Strength.
  • Bishōnen: The list would be too long to list here.
  • Blessed with Suck: Three examples running running rampant.
    • The first is a magical genetic alteration that makes one naturally strong, but also gives a One-Winged Angel Superpowered Evil Side that can be triggered consciously, but usually is used unconsciously due to excess of negative emotion; it also tends to automatically trigger when darkness magic is used. It also gives a Healing Factor, though it is mitigated by the Painful Transformation coming beforehand. Fuushi and Kiyoshi, but also Natsuki, have this one.
    • The second is In the Blood, and gives the mindset of a machine of destruction, making them ignore everything. This is done by reacting to a magic trigger. Setsuna, Kiyoshi and Akemi have it. The three members of Team Kokujin, Ringoto and Mashin can trigger this. Kuuki, Aoshi and Haruka, hold the same power except theirs is triggered by themselves. Ginshi is like those three, but much weaker and without any mentality alteration. This affliction was created by Mashin in the first place, using portions of his soul to taint people, and then regain back even more power at the expense of the lives of the triggers.
    • The third is an innate dark magical energy type that enhances power at the expense of almost everything else, making everyone affected a severe Blood Knight. It also make them able to sense other lifeforms with that same energy. Seino and Tsuyoshi possess it, with Tsuyoshi fully accepting it and Seino struggling against it. It has a counteracting opposite which Karyu and Hakkou have (unwittingly so for Karyu until the later parts).
    • Irony: Kiyoshi is affected by the first two above afflictions simultaneously, which makes his status as the leader of Team Jundou (which means "pure path") all the harder to not make seem a joke.
  • Boss Rush: The ending to the Silverwing Tour Arc. All the anti-Operation G teams have to fight, in order, Team Magou (voluntarily not putting up a fight), the four head executives, and then Mashin whips out Houka-2.
    • Not counting the Stream Arc, since all bosses have been met and fought before except Ringoto and Mashin.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Many characters.
  • Clone by Conversion: Many would be, but retained their own identities.
  • Colony Drop: Alluded to, but never actually executed. Hakkou only lands a space station for the True Ground Zero Tour.
  • Demoted to Extra: For each arc with a new team in focus.
  • Enemy Mine: Never outright executed. Except at the very end, when all but four characters are dead, leading Akina and Keiko to team with Tsuyoshi and Koukyu, who were on the opposite side, to save the world by way of Cosmic Retcon.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The villain teams are just as tightly-knit than the heroes. The only exceptions are Natsuki, who experiments on her family, Ringoto, who lets his zealotry lead him to kill family and others alike, and Mashin, who lives by It's All About Me.
  • Good Is Not Soft: A good chunk of the anti-Operation G cast, if not everyone of them.
  • Grapple Move: Seen more than on occasion.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: Evil characters have some good traits and good characters do nasty things. Only a few characters are exempted.
  • Kill 'Em All: The "Operation O" Arc and the subsequent Stream Arc kill all but 4 named characters.
  • Large Ham: Koukyu and Karyu in particular, with some Ham-to-Ham Combat interspersed within their rivalry.
  • Light Is Not Good: Ringoto, the Big Bad, dresses mostly in light colors. And Mashin is a very evil man in white.
  • Mega-Corp: Number Zero. Over half the characters can somehow relate to it.
  • Mirror Match: Averted, as Houka-2 fights nothing like Houka.
  • National Stereotypes: Loads of them are exposed, and the fighting fields each have their own reputation.
    • Britain is too focused on elegance, not enough on effectiveness.
    • China is rumored to shoo out people who don't practice some kind of kung-fu out of their competitive fields.
    • France's competitive fighters are still at best Cowardly Lion.
    • Germany is said to be very linear and straightforward, too much so to exploit magic fully.
    • Italy is said to be way too flashy to realize how impotent their competitive scene is in contrast to the others.
    • Mexico is all about lucha libre, and everyone there has a quick style because the heavier dudes are treated as Heels.
    • Spain doesn't have much of a reputation for fighting, because they're all "matadors" apparently.
    • Thailand is Muay Thai. Seriously, that's their reputation.
    • The USA are Boring, but Practical. They're regarded as more boring, though.
  • Not Just a Tournament: Every single time, as each organizer is either in favor of Operation G and attempting to destroy or subdue the opposition or against it and trying to lure the opposition out to capture and learn from them so they can stop it.
  • Parts Unknown: Averted, with every character having a known nationality with the exception of Houka-2 and Eiko who are born during the plot.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Setsuna, Kiyoshi and Akemi going crazy also turns their eyes red.
  • Science Is Bad: Many characters had their lives made more problematic by scientific experiments, and that's before Operation G itself, which aims to create an Artificial Human vessel for God.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To its parent fiction A-Ko Project. Operation G is portrayed in a much more negative light, though The most blatant difference is only four characters (Koukyu, Tsuyoshi, Keiko and Akina) survive Operation G.
    • Shout-Out / Recycled Script: In A-Ko Project, Chiaki gets kidnapped and brainwashed. In Operation G, Houka gets a brainwashed and crazy clone. In Reloaded, she also first appears kidnapped and brainwashed.
  • Title Drop: Operation G can refer to the work, or Ringoto's plan.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: The teams.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: More exactly, Villain Protagonists Act Hero Antagonists React: The Operation G staff is the acting faction.
    • Inverted Trope: Team Ougoku itself doesn't act, except by protecting Niki from the teams intent on stopping the project.


Operation G has Loads and Loads of Characters, so they are sorted by teams.
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    Team Ougoku 
Supervised by: Niki Yagawa
Captain: Kuuki Kishitsu
Other members: Shadou Koukyu, Honbuki Houka

Tropes associated with the team:

Tropes associated with Kuuki:

  • Height: 212 cm
  • Weight: 137 kg
  • Likes: Electricity
  • Dislikes: Tigers

Tropes associated with Koukyu:

  • Height: 186 cm
  • Weight: 109 kg
  • Likes: Partying, motorcycles
  • Dislikes: Chic stuff

Tropes associated with Houka:

  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 48 kg
  • Likes: Sake
  • Dislikes: Paperwork

Tropes associated with Niki:

  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 77 kg
  • Likes: Disguising
  • Dislikes: The society

    Team Mugen 
Supervised by: Miki Yagawa
Captain: Shiro Kokuu
Other members: Karyu Nantogan, Tenko Sanjou

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Child Prodigy: All three members were examples, to an extent. Shiro having a power-nullifying natural gift, Karyu for being so proficient at Taek Won Do, and Tenko being just a self-taught fighting prodigy who wins many fights with no actual fighting training.
  • Hero Antagonist: In contrast to Team Ougoku, they look and act the part of a hero, except that they are against Operation G.
    • Their attack on Team Magou drops the hero part: it was only justified by Team Magou's treachery, even though Team Magou's gambit basically helped them, despite failing.
  • The Rival: Shiro is Kuuki's, Karyu is Koukyu's and Tenko is Houka's; and so for a good chunk of the plot.

Tropes associated with Shiro:

  • Height: 206 cm
  • Weight: 135 kg
  • Likes: Theater masks
  • Dislikes: Evil plans

Tropes associated with Karyu:

  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 73 kg
  • Likes: Pasta
  • Dislikes: Stress
  • Bring It: He loves taunting and being flashy, and overuses this trope.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Averted. He's born 100% American, but eventually came to live in Japan.
  • Composite Character: He had a lot of different educations. By now he has traits of his own childish bratty persona, his parents' American fighter mentality, and his rival Seino's rigorousness.
  • The Four Gods: Notices a vibe when he sees Seino and Gilberto.
    "Okay, did you guys bring a Genbu too?"
  • Handsome Lech: Sort of since he's still young, but definitely heading into this.
  • Hot-Blooded: Karyu is a name he made up. Fittingly enough.
  • Hurricane Kick: No, he doesn't fly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not really assholish, but his taunting and braggish attitude can tick off more than one person.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: The start of everything that happened in his life. He felt lonely, so he decided to annoy other people to get noticed. This got him sent in Korea for reeducation, where he grew his heart of gold and his fighting skills.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In-universe, he has a lot of fangirls, including Keiko.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: In a way. He likes money, women, and getting in a good brawl.
  • The Rival: He has a bunch of them of them. Koukyu, Seino, the list goes on.
  • Shoryuken: A specialist.

Tropes associated with Tenko:

  • Height: 153 cm
  • Weight: 45 kg
  • Likes: Peaches, rainbows
  • Dislikes: Boredom
  • Badass Bookworm / Cute Bookworm: Mid-Heroic BSoD, she started reading because she thought about not being able to fight at high levels anymore. Even after it, she still tries to be this, but just fails to understand books, because she has been skipping lessons all her childhood. Her failings are Played for Laughs.
  • Berserk Button: If you ever try to undermine her Smug Super boasting. Yes, even post-Heroic BSoD.
  • Bokukko
  • Born Winner: She almost never trains and wins at least half her fights even at elite levels.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: The smallest person of the entire cast (and a full 10 cm below Haruka, the second-smallest), and the brattiest by an even larger margin.
  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Her Mahouken Geneizan.
  • Dumb Blonde: Part of her hair is blonde.
  • For the Lulz: Her life with her secluded family felt so boring that she felt the need to drop out of her house.
  • Jerkass: Since she has been labeled a prodigy by her master, she's arrogant when it comes to fighting. Even Karyu says it's exaggerated, and of course she won't listen to anyone who can't beat her, unless Shiro and Karyu both tell her to shut up. Until her Heroic BSoD, that is.
  • Just a Kid: She behaves like a child despite being 16, for the sole reason that her parents neglected her education and left her upbringing to others. Also, she did drop out of her house several times and she has a penchant for skipping her home lessons.
  • One-Winged Angel: Has one such form, but usually refuses to use it because it's ugly.
    • She still goes with it for the last arc.
  • Playing with Fire: Kintou has a sword of Hard Light. She has sword motifs too, but her magic sword is made of magical densified fire.
  • Smug Super: She rarely ever lost a match for a good portion of the plot (she even wins the Mystery East Tour on her own), which made her Insufferable Genius attitude worse and worse with the passage of time. In the High Point Tournament Arc, she loses to Setsuna, and in the Red Leaf Tour just after it, she loses to Houka which starts greatly diminishing her ego.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Her One-Winged Angel form. She's out-and-out vile, relishing in every bit of pain she gives Mashin and announcing her plans to rule as God, though he has the last word.

Tropes associated with Miki:

  • Height: 171 cm
  • Weight: 60 kg
  • Likes: Nobility
  • Dislikes: Sore losers
  • An Ice Person
  • Attack Reflector: Her Night Sky Cutter.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: She is skilled at Power Copying too. Demonstrated by showing off that she copied Tang's Rinshuu - Rekkai. Torou and Gilberto also know (and complain) her Death Force is a secret technique from the Yi Clan.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually playing fair, but in the face of cheating, she will do what she has to do.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Even though Operation G staff respects her, Ginshi gets to see what she's ready to do for a good reputation. And she doesn't take kindly to Lucille being trapped forever in a dimensional breach.
  • Christmas Cake: She's 29, and unmarried.
  • Clear My Name: A variant: she wants her brother Niki to avoid doing evil because it is detrimental to her reputation.
  • Dance Battler: She mixes ballerina and other dances into her attacks. One of her moves is named Ballerina.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Her Ultimate ends with this.
  • Happily Adopted: She's not born Japanese but Indonesian. The fact that an adopted child became the favorite of the family is the source of her problems with Niki.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: She's against Operation G partially just to grab more influence and good PR, which angers Ginshi a great deal especially given what she's done for it.
  • Power Limiter: Her bracelets are one. Even though she takes them off against Ginshi, both die in the ensuing battle.
  • The Stoic: She has her moments.
  • Sweet Tooth: It's even this common point with Houka that causes Miki to see her outside a fight before anyone else after Houka's defection.
  • Tautological Templar: At her worst, Miki is willing to kill for PR. She justifies Team Mugen's attack on Team Magou by saying killing Ginshi will get her praises for killing a villain like her.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considered this by many of the Operation G staff. Except Niki. Ginshi replaces him on the hate-train when she gets a hold of Miki's intention and what she's ready to do for it (read:trap Lucille in a Pocket Dimension for as long as she's alive).

    Team Ranken 
Supervised by: Hakkou Seichi
Captain: Kim Tae-yeong
Other members: Torou Teisou, Keiko Seichi

Tropes associated with the team:

  • The Big Guy: Except Tae-yeong - who's no slouch in this domain either - the team is composed of the heaviest hitters in their side. Also, they are the Mighty Glacier type, except Tae-yeong.
  • Not So Harmless Hero Antagonist: While Torou and Keiko look serious, Tae-yeong's gests and attitude caused Team Ougoku to dismiss them as a non-threat. And then, Tae-yeong pops up backstage and - unhindered by anything - attacks Tang directly.

Tropes associated with Tae-yeong:

  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 79 kg
  • Likes: His cap, rap music
  • Dislikes: Drugs, cheating

Tropes associated with Torou:

  • Height: 203 cm
  • Weight: 138 kg
  • Likes: Horned animals
  • Dislikes: Fragile things

Tropes associated with Keiko:

  • Height: 164 cm
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Likes: Autumn
  • Dislikes: Sodas
  • Angst: She asks herself why her brothers work for the Operation G staff, because this makes them her enemies. And of course she angsts some more after Seino dies.
  • Badass Normal: Her level in magic is abysmally low, yet she's as capable as the other girls, perhaps moreso, despite being a rookie.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Has taken this approach in order to be as strong as her brothers.
  • Cute Bruiser: This is a total opposite of her brothers. While Seino and Tsuyoshi are known for their gifts in using magic (namely fireballs), she's at her best up close and personal.
  • Determinator: She can receive far more punishment than other girls. As well, she's absurdly insistent in looking for Seino, and comes back like a boomerang when Gilberto and Setsuna send her buzzing off. Another note? After she and Tae-yeong attack Eiko after she killed Tatsuya, she actually survives the injuries she sustains, while the same injuries kill Tae-yeong.
  • Flash Step: She aids herself with her mild earth magic. That's actually the only magic stuff she can do.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Not So Above It All: While her attacks are usually named traditionally, she goofily named one of her self-created moves Keiko-geri.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She's definitely angsty about her brothers leaving and herself never being aided in leaving her family house. She has her few smiling moments, but that's for her teammates only.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs
  • Super Strength: She trained hard to have this.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When she hears about Ringoto having killed Seino. And then Torou. And some more when Tae-yeong dies, though at that point she faints due to injuries.
  • Tomboy
  • You Are What You Hate: To a degree: she hates the fact that her brothers ran away from home to learn other fighting styles, but she wound up doing the same by learning Muay Thai.

Tropes associated with Hakkou:

  • Height: 182 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
  • Likes: Looking cool
  • Dislikes: Religion

    Team Konryuu 
Supervised by: Chenlian Tang
Captain: Seino Seichi
Other members: Gilberto Rinaldi, Setsuna Teisou

Tropes associated with the team:

Tropes associated with Seino:

  • Height: 183 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
  • Likes: Fighting
  • Dislikes: Spiders

Tropes associated with Gilberto:

  • Height: 186 cm
  • Weight: 91 kg
  • Likes: Looking classy
  • Dislikes: Pasta
  • Action Fashionista: Of sorts: he has an iconic outfit, but it is classy.
  • Animal Motifs: The tiger. He picked it up after Seino named his moves after dragons, and suggested him Theme Naming.
  • Affably Evil: He gives a bit of his wealth to his coach to help finance Operation G, yet he is friendly to almost everybody. He even dates Keiko, though this only leads to her using him to get information on the team, leading to Tae-yeong taking Tang by surprise.
  • Braids of Action: Sometimes.
  • Death from Above: His Ultimate, White Tiger's Silver Arrow.
  • Dynamic Entry
  • Energy Ball: Fires some, but is not as gifted as Seino in this regard.
  • Extremity Extremist: He kicks really much, only using his hands for magic and simple moves.
  • Flash Step: Subverted; while he's usually very fast on his feet, he doesn't have one.
  • Ki Manipulation
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Oh, Crap!: When he runs to Tang's rescue after Seino and Setsuna are ambushed by Torou and Keiko, he runs into Hakkou and has this reaction before Hakkou beats him unconscious.
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: Double Subverted somewhat, since he doesn't really have access to his rich father's estate. He has only his pocket money, but he's rich enough to have stopped school and instead started hiring himself out as a bodyguard.
  • Ship Tease: Has asked Keiko on a date and she accepted. Though, she did so only to get him to talk about Seino, and a date-peeping Setsuna didn't help to appease the tension.
  • Spam Attack: His Tiger Hunt.
  • Technical Pacifist: He disagrees with the orders Tang has been given to investigate the Operation G staff's enemies, because he'd rather stay out of his enemies' faces. Rightfully so, when he realizes Tae-yeong fooled Team Konryuu and Keiko and Torou are blocking the path to his teammates, leaving him alone to try and save Tang.

Tropes associated with Setsuna:

  • Height: 173 cm
  • Weight: 63 kg
  • Likes: Serious stuff
  • Dislikes: Barbecue

Tropes associated with Tang:

  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Likes: Meditating
  • Dislikes: Sickness
  • Animal Motifs: Cats, and sometimes the phoenix.
  • Anti-Villain: Moreso than every other Operation G executive.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Though he admits his weaknesses due to sickness, but he's confident he can mop the floor with Tae-yeong in the time it'd take for him to be incapacitated by his sickness.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Capable of easily reading his opponent's moves. Also, he has a battle suit that analyzed his own movements for Operation G.
  • Battle Aura: When he has one, this is a mark of the incoming Heroic RRoD.
  • Counter-Attack: His Rinshuu - Kimontonkou.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Able to deliver like few others. He hands Tae-yeong his ass when he starts hitting back.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death by Origin Story: Not him, but his grandfather. The man was the founder of Number Zero, kidnapped people he found interesting for experimenting (making him the reason Natsuki is what she is in the first place), and he also killed anyone who interfered (that includes Tae-yeong and Rigan's father).
  • Disability Superpower: His unknown sickness is related to magic, but augments his heart rate to dangerous levels if he gets serious.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: When he was about to get caught, Niki dropped a ton of sand over him before evacuating Team Ougoku, leaving Team Konryuu to try and take him out of that. Turns out he indirectly saved Tang from more pain by knocking him out.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: His Rinshuu (Circular Heel) has many variations, so it alone makes around half of his movepool. And let's not get started on his Cursed Wings of Fire Ultimate, where he grows wings of fire and flings himself at the enemy while spinning like a drill.
  • Handicapped Badass: Has an unknown heart sickness that could kill him in one moment of hyperactivity, despite being really potent. It is the cause of his eventual death when he gets stalled by Natsuki.
  • Heroic Resolve: Despite being a villain, Tang has the heroic motive of fighting against sickness in the world. His grandfather died of an unidentified sickness Tang has too (that's the public excuse, Hakkou killed him while he had been left almost dead by Natsuki), strengthening his will to fight it. He never asks for drugs despite his would-be-constant need for those.
  • Hidden Depths: Operation G worker, backstage curbstomper, Jerkass... with a heart of gold, and student in medicinal science fighting against sickness, and trying to complete Operation G to make a cure for all the sick people of the world.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His attitude towards his "bad" business in the Operation G. He planned to surrender himself to the police and be jailed, once he was healed; but he died before.
  • Ill Boy
  • Jerkass: To anyone that bothers him. It's justified since he's really high on edge and on the verge of death, working his ass off to save his life.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover
  • Last-Name Basis: Tang is his family name, but everyone knows him as Tang, except for tha Yagawas, who call him Chen.
  • Legacy Character: Of sorts. He took the place of his grandpa in the Operation G staff after the latter died (officially) by the same heart sickness Tang contracted. His replacing his grandfather is the reason Natsuki despises him so much, and eventually fights him until he's agonizing and begging for death.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: If he's serious, he's solid enough to receive little injury even from being punched out through a window of the second floor of a building. Though, this doesn't cover the ensuing Heroic RRoD.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Despite being a fighter potent enough to wipe the floor with Natsuki (at the beginning), the outcome of the fight turns around once she endures the beatdown and sickness catches up to him.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents were killed, he then was adopted by his grandfather, who then threw him into an orphanage.

    Team Kokujin 
Supervised by: Tatsuya Mashima
Captain: Fuushi Mashima
Other members: Shakurou Kokuu, Izumi Umigiri

Tropes associated with the team:

Tropes associated with Fuushi:

  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 83 kg
  • Likes: High-tech stuff, shoes
  • Dislikes: Paragons of virtue

Tropes associated with Shakurou:

  • Height: 183 cm
  • Weight: 88 kg
  • Likes: Meat, cool stuff
  • Dislikes: Rabbits, ghost stories

Tropes associated with Izumi:

  • Height: 167 cm
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Likes: Ice cream
  • Dislikes: Brainy nerds

Tropes associated with Tatsuya:

  • Height: 179 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
  • Likes: Traditional Japanese sandals
  • Dislikes: Anybody who lacks self-control
  • Anime Hair
  • Badass Normal: Uses magic sparingly, yet he is renowned for being nearly unbeatable head-on and tough as nails.
    • Lamarck Was Right: Most definitely, his sons' strength and skill make him proud (and they definitely got some after him despite his notable lack of presence as a father). Them constantly fighting each other, not so much.
  • Clothes Make the Legend: Averted, he's renowned, but the outfit he wore while he was a fearsome fighter has gone unremembered.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Determinator: Along with his body's natural toughness, this attribute explains why it's so hard for him to go down. He takes twice the beatdown Hakkou did from Eiko, but still succumbs.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He had a fighting career, and many scars due to having fought so much.
  • Jerkass: Of sorts: he's infamous in the community for his reluctance with technological progress and its impact on fighting.
  • Living Legend: To a degree, since he was as hated as loved. Even while not fighting, he has mixed reception. His unlikely survivals from assassination attempts made some people think he orchestrated fake attempts at taking his life.
  • Made of Iron: He's insanely tough, probably being the one who can take the most devilish beating out of the whole cast. He doesn't survive Eiko though.
  • May–December Romance: With Natsuki. She's 17 years younger than him.
    Ginshi: "How does it feel to live with someone who is younger than your adoptive daughter?"
  • Oh, Crap!: When he sees Hakkou die to Eiko. He still fights her immediately, and gets killed too.
  • Pet the Dog: When he is told that Natsuki has used the tournament she organized for research, he expresses concern for Kiyoshi, and realizes getting married to Natsuki was a mistake. Though, he's 19 years too late.
  • Rated M for Manly: He was. He also shows obvious preferences towards manly men rather than the Bishōnen types.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He thinks rather flamboyantly, and reacts just as audaciously about the slightest debate.
  • Spirited Competitor
  • Stone Wall

    Team Jundou 
Supervised by: Natsuki Irin
Captain: Kiyoshi Irin
Other members: Aoshi Kokuu, Haruka Chinai

Tropes associated with the team:

  • Knight Templar: So much. They look like heroes in comparison to Team Kokujin. Even when they pit themselves against Natsuki, Kiyoshi's purpose in doing so is to call her out on her messing with the tournament because he wanted to win it fair (and he had quite the chance of succeeding given he was in the finals against Fuushi).
  • Anti Villain Protagonist: Barring Natsuki. The only thing that doesn't make them outright heroes is that they work for the bad guys.
    • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They want Operation G to complete, and for that they need to protect their coach Natsuki, but they have a clear grudge against her for experimenting in her own tournament.

Tropes associated with Kiyoshi:

  • Height: 181 cm
  • Weight: 76 kg
  • Likes: Traditions
  • Dislikes: People with bad reputation

Tropes associated with Aoshi:

  • Height: 176 cm
  • Weight: 59.5 kg
  • Likes: Vanilla Icecream, camellias
  • Dislikes: Meat, grand ideals, loudmouths

Tropes associated with Haruka:

  • Height: 163 cm
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Likes: Hearts, the wind, hats
  • Dislikes: Anything complicated

Tropes associated with Natsuki:

  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Likes: Simplistic things
  • Dislikes: Brutality

    Team Kouei 
Supervised by: Akina Chinai
Captain: Rigan Yoshimoto
Other members: Yuuji Uramichi, Akemi Reitou

Tropes associated with the team:

Tropes associated with Rigan:

  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 86 kg
  • Likes: The color white
  • Dislikes: Conformism
  • Bash Brothers: Averted with Tae-yeong, who left him alone. He is looking for him when not in business, without success. He dies before meeting up with him properly.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father was killed. He doesn't seem to have as much Revenge as Tae-yeong inside him. Mostly because the man responsible is already dead.
  • Dynamic Entry
  • Fragile Speedster
  • Hair of Gold
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Rigan's on par with Tae-yeong. Even though Rigan trained much harder.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: He invokes this.
    "Ninja should be invisible by their own discretion, not that of their clothing."
  • Light 'em Up
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Masked Luchador: He trained several years in Mexico and has several lucha moves, even though he has no mask. He wrestled with Torou some times before the story.
  • The Stoic: Emotionally withdrawn is more appropriate.
  • Street Urchin: Was this after the murder of his father. He ran from the States to Mexico, and then to Japan where he became the ninja he is.
  • Technician vs. Performer: When you compare him to Tae-yeong, he's the technician. But if you compare him to Yuuji, he's the performer.

Tropes associated with Yuuji:

  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 95 kg
  • Likes: Mixed cultural influences
  • Dislikes: Racism
  • Badass Normal: Next to no magic talent, but still manages to be a contender.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: Regarding the team only is Yuuji the big guy, but he's the first character to die out of the entire cast.
  • Blow You Away
  • Boring, but Practical
  • But Not Too Foreign: Averted. He's fully American-blooded, but raised in Japan.
  • Fragile Speedster: Defied Trope. Even though he's a ninja, he will not fall prey to the stereotypes and adopt this lineup. Yuuji is noticeably stronger physically than Rigan.
    • Fridge Logic: He's born in the States, and his usual philosophy and fighting style are just Americanized versions of what he was taught.
  • He Knows Too Much: Why he died: he spotted Niki posing as Chouji killing the Reitou Clan's leader.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His attitude in general.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Except his ridiculously bad level in magic, he isn't weak, moves fast, and hits fast.
  • Nice Shoes: He modernized the Reitou clan notably by proving by his fighting ability how those are better than sandals. This leads to funny arguments with Rigan (mostly because it's voluntary on Rigan's part since he wears boots, not sandals, and Yuuji fails to notice).
  • Spin Attack
  • The Stoic: So much.

Tropes associated with Akemi:

  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 67 kg
  • Likes: Butterflies
  • Dislikes: Swagger

Tropes associated with Akina:

  • Height: 164 cm
  • Weight: 49 kg
  • Likes: Reading and writing, intelligent people
  • Dislikes: Excess of light

    Team Magou 
Supervised by: Ginshi Kesshaku
Captain: Kintou Teisou
Other members: Tsuyoshi Seichi, Lucille Rousseau

Tropes associated with the team:

Tropes associated with Kintou:

  • Height: 182 cm
  • Weight: 69 kg
  • Likes: Swords
  • Dislikes: Poneys

Tropes associated with Tsuyoshi:

  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 124 kg
  • Likes: Worthy opponents
  • Dislikes: Morality

Tropes associated with Lucille:

  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 51 kg
  • Likes: Card games
  • Dislikes: Imitators

Tropes associated with Ginshi:

  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 94 kg
  • Likes: Orchestra music
  • Dislikes: Losing
  • Absurdly Youthful Adoptive Mother: She's 39, and even though she took in Tsuyoshi like an adoptive son, she looks nowhere near her age.
  • Action Girl: Her weight is all muscle, which is insane for a woman.
  • Affably Evil: She's usually civil and polite, but she's also rather fond of Disproportionate Retribution and Cool and Unusual Punishment.
  • Arms Dealer: And she knows what she does enough to get approached by Ringoto.
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Audible Sharpness: When using magic to make slashing Hard Light.
  • Badass Bookworm: She spends some of her free time reading.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Dresses like her wealth allows for, and very strong.
  • Big Fancy House: How about a giant aircraft as a home? Yes, the Silverwing Tour is her organizing a tournament in her home.
  • Blood Knight: She likes making use of her Power Copying.
  • Blow You Away
  • Bring It
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Somewhat literally, as she usually lives airborne, but she definitely is eccentric.
  • Cool Ship: Her tournament is organized in a giant airship.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She isn't happy to hear about Miki grabbing more political power than she already has, and even less about what happened to Lucille. Her anger gives her a second wind and she gets back at Miki, dying in the fight but denying Miki a way out of her crashing airship, killing her and saving Lucille in the process.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • For the Lulz: Her reasons. Though she knows Operation G is about enhancements, so she thinks about replacing her right arm prosthesis as a bonus she can get.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has a pretty ugly scar under her chest. She takes care of hiding it.
  • Happily Adopted: She has been adopted by Tatsuya when she was 7, and their relation went south only when Tatsuya wanted real progeny.
    • Same applies to Tsuyoshi as her somewhat-adopted son, since she takes him in when he needs.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She usually fights when it's about killing off or seriously dissuading someone, so it can feel weird to know that outside a fight (or business) she's actually Affably Evil and could help people, as Team Magou can attest.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Is able to fire big energy balls. Titan Drill isn't named so for nothing.
  • Kung-Fu Clairvoyance: Has high sensory ability she acquired at training.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Leans toward Glass Cannon, usually. But in comparison to the other girls, she is definitely this as she has the build of a tall man.
  • Narcissist
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: She alludes to it as the reason she's alone, but she chose to commit to increasing her fighting ability by all means necessary.
  • Omniglot: Speaks proficiently at least four languages (English, German, Chinese and Japanese).
  • Playing with Fire: Her Tactical Lance. But its upgrade Limit Break, Titan Drill actually isn't one.
  • Poisoned Weapons: She copied a magic skill of poisoning from Niki who himself learned it. Comes in handy to paralyse Miki and keep her in place for the airship crash to kill her.
  • Power Copying: Holds some gift that allows her to do this. Known copy victims are Niki (poisoned hands), Kintou (slashing Hard Light), and Tatsuya (lightning).
  • Raised By A Dude: She was raised by Tatsuya alone.
  • Red Baron: Nicknamed "Silvertongue", when alluding to her business practices, and her affinity for silver.
  • Slouch of Villainy
  • Sore Loser: Though, she doesn't throw a temper tantrum upon losing. Which means she loses by a wide margin to Niki in these regards.
    • Except when Miki beats her. She eventually crashes her airship just to kill her.
  • Spirited Competitor: She is skirting the line with Blood Knight.
  • Statuesque Stunner: At 5'10", she's the tallest in the setting tied with Akemi. Unlike her, Ginshi is very muscular.

    Ringoto Teisou 
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 79 kg
  • Likes: Religion
  • Dislikes: Politics
The man responsible for the events. He's a zealous half-Japanese Christian Mad Scientist. He got expelled from the Church because of his warped morals. Since he feels like the entire world is lacking anything moral, he plans God's descent onto this world, by creating a powerful emissary nobody will ever be able to contradict. That is Operation G in a nutshell.

Tropes associated with Ringoto:

  • Affably Evil: Ruthless and zealous, but polite and well-intentioned.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Badass Preacher: So much that he's willing to create God since there isn't one.
  • Baddie Flattery: He never underestimates anybody, and cites their good points as reasons for him to be serious, even though the praise is not hypocritical at all.
  • Blow You Away
  • Flash Step
  • Gratuitous English
  • The Heavy
  • Kick the Dog: Oh so majorly. Once Operation G is over, he unceremoniously leaves everyone behind without the slightest care. When Seino and Gilberto call him out on not even paying them for their trouble, he kills them. When he meets Torou face-to-face, he kills him. When Kintou and Setsuna call him out on that, he sics Eiko on them, killing Kintou in the process. Then, when Eiko refuses to keep fighting (because she fell for Shakurou and broke out of her passive brainwashing), he forces her to give him her power and throws her into the Stream.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: He considers himself a hero and his morals don't take others into account. After Eiko refuses to fight, his case becomes obvious, as he uses a brainwashing spell to force her to give him all her power before he throws her into the Stream. As Fuushi points out, he was so self-centered, he put a brainwashing spell on God.
  • Razor Wind
  • Spam Attack
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once Eiko starts to disobey him and refuses to fight Team Kokujin who in turn refuses to fight her.
  • You Have Failed Me: He kills Kintou, Torou and Setsuna off for this. He also kills Eiko this way when she starts to break out of her brainwashed persona and starts crying because she didn't want to kill people after she racked up an impressive kill count.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once Operation G is over, he unceremoniously fires the four executives. When Seino and Gilberto call him out for this, he kills them.


Mashin Kisei

  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 76 kg
  • Likes: Big buildings
  • Dislikes: Being in a hurry
An old half-Japanese half-French scientist involved with dubious affairs regarding drugs and doping, he got chastised and expelled by the martial arts competitive field. He formed a group of scientists as crazy as he is, keeping his experiments off of the eyes of those who despised him for that. He planned his vengeance in secret, aiming to take back his place and write any taboo off of the fighting field so he can take his place back. Also, he secretly planned for over 40 years to become God, sewing seeds of corruption by taking away parts of his soul to corrupt other people, to take the parts back when they'll have grown with the persons he sowed those into and become a God. This makes him responsible for one supposed sickness.

Tropes associated with Mashin:

  • A God Am I: His reason to participate in the project was so he could say this. He actually becomes a Physical God to a degree, but not enough to stop everyone.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Once his body is destroyed, he possesses Lucille. His Lucille-possessing form is much less powerful than his previous Physical God form, and even though it does beat several people to the dust, it cannot strike any killing blow. It just takes Kiyoshi to erase him.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He ascends to almost God levels, is the only one to use his Ultimate in canon, and that attack kills the entire Team Mugen in one shot. Yet no more than nine persons were necessary to not only kill him, but erase him from existence altogether.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this on Ringoto, revealing he was "destined" to become the God Ringoto longed for, only doing so required him to reclaim the portions of his soul in several people's blood by having them sacrifice themselves for him. Turns out Ringoto was one of the victims.
  • Immortality: His objective. He acquired Type 1, but got his body destroyed. His soul managed to possess Lucille, who in fact held him back for him to be killed off.
  • Kill 'Em All: His intention towards everybody. He gets by far the highest kill count, with no less than 12 alone, and, if we count his possession of Lucille, 13.
  • Lack of Empathy: He even chastises Tang on being "bad at even recruitment". Note that Tang is sick and close to death should his condition get worse. And he's the one doing the least.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: Tang was utterly fooled when he tried recruiting Chouji, since he didn't know that Niki was impersonating Chouji. Niki being his mentor, he should've known.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: To some degree, since he only acts for his own advantage.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Tries it on 8 persons simultaneously. It works on four of them, and he does manage to kill four others anyway.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: What he says he is. Ringoto muses internally that Mashin must like complaining.
  • The Unfettered: Mashin is "the ultimate egoist" of the fiction. It all ultimately boils down to whether things help him or not.
  • Villain Ball: He chooses the wrong moment to kill Ringoto note , and doesn't even try Soul Eater on Team Mugen to take the remains of their power once he kills them.
  • Younger Than They Look: Abused aesthetic surgery to look young at age 66.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: He steals the souls of no less than eight persons, four by Psychic-Assisted Suicide, four by Soul Eater because the former method didn't work. This kills all of them off permanently.



  • Height: 173 cm
  • Weight: 66 kg
  • Likes: Didn't decide on anything yet
  • Dislikes: Houka
A clone of Houka that Mashin whips out to ensure his escape along with Ringoto. She doesn't reason much, and attacks everyone on sight, especially Houka.

Tropes associated with Houka-2:

  • Ambiguously Brown: Which also makes her a...
  • Ax-Crazy
  • Berserk Button: Her profile says it: "Dislikes: Houka".
    • Several attack names of hers tell even more: Oni Danzai (Demon, Guilty!), Houkabarai (Houka-exorcising), and Houka no Shittsuitou (Houka's Descending Cry) engrave her dislike of Houka in stone, since it's like her attacks were designed to kill Houka. Houka eventually dies by Houkabarai.
  • Blood Knight
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She is born brainwashed, and was so during her first fight. Then, when she was dumped to her own devices, not knowing what to do, Brainwash Residue ensued. Even though she made a friend of Eiko, she got shooed off by Ringoto, and Mashin didn't care the slightest bit. She breaks down, and her berserk rage towards Houka got worse as it was her only remaining defining characteristic. They end up killing each other.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: From the start. Mashin gave her genetic material belonging to other people like Fuushi and Karyu on top of Houka's.
  • Evil Knockoff
  • Expendable Clone: She's treated as such by Mashin, her creator, and Ringoto doesn't even spare a thought — he even denies her the right to talk to the only person who could understand her: Eiko. Houka-2 never lets go of the feeling of betrayal even though she dies furthering their goals, though at that point she doesn't care.
  • Goroawase Number: Her attack codes. Most mean nothing, are pronounced wrong, or result in Gratuitous English.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She first appears to stall for Ringoto and Mashin's escape. This means Operation G is a success, and since Mashin gets out, Team Magou's machinations were for naught. She's also the first to talk about killing someone, and even though she's not the first to succeed and only gets a Mutual Kill, her arrival shifted the tone to dark.
  • Never Say "Die": Of course, she's the one to break the trope. Even referenced in her Type 504 - Mureishi / Hitokiri no Honoo (Spiritless Death / Killing Flame) attack.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: After she gets rejected by Mashin, she just wants to destroy the world. Her plan after killing Houka was to destroy the Stream, in hopes of blowing up the whole world with it.
  • Playing with Fire: Same as normal Houka.
  • Powers as Programs: Even though she's not a robot, her attacks have a codified name. Example: 
    • Memetic Mutation: The code number for Houkabarai and Anti-Houka Rising is OVER 9000!
    • Readings Are Off the Scale: Her unique moves' numbers are in the single digites, not counting decimals. Her special moves' numbers are usually in the triple-digits, but then her Limit Break attacks are in the five-digit scale (82879 for Anti-Houka Rising and 23564 for Houkabarai).
      • Spoofed with her Ultimate: Type 007 - Marumaruna / Houka no Shittsuitou, where she references James Bond and her desire to burn everything to nothingness, but the number isn't higher than the other attacks.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Shadow Archetype: Evidence is evidence.


  • Height: 163 cm
  • Weight: 55.5 kg
  • Likes: Nothing
  • Dislikes: Nothing
The supposed "God" whose existence means the success of Operation G. Part-magical entity, part-human and part-machine, detaining battle data recorded by Tang, permanently on various self-enhancement drugs composed by Natsuki, a nigh-perfect magical energy flow based on Niki's theory, and ability to use and make all kinds of weapons Ginshi recorded in her database make her the "perfect being" Ringoto longed for.
Her mentality, though, isn't quite what he expected. She is not only mellow, but quiet and human-loving. Ringoto then remedies to this by forcibly controlling her.

Tropes associated with Eiko:

  • Artificial Human: Though she looks much like a Robot Girl.
  • Blue Oni: To Houka-2's Red.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Her second appearance. At her first, she was just a playful girl walking at Ringoto's side like a child, and once she snapped out, she started crying, refusing to fight, and calling out Ringoto for making her kill people.
  • BFS: Drops one made of solid dark magic, in one of her Super moves, Extinction Sword.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": She kills off both Hakkou and Tatsuya in less than ten minutes. She then easily slays Tae-yeong. Cue this very justified reaction as even the full-of-One-Winged Angel Team Mugen gets curbstomped.
  • Meaningful Name: It means "shadow child", referencing how she is just a doll obeying Ringoto and never getting the opportunity to express herself in the spotlight.
  • Storm of Blades: When she isn't dropping BFS's.
  • To Win Without Fighting: How she's defeated. She breaks through her brainwashing by simply refusing to hurt Shakurou.

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