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    In General 

Azur Lane

Originally founded in 1931 as a joint research venture between the world's four major powers, its sole purpose was to find a way to weaponize the power of the wisdom cubes, resulting in the creation of the kansen/shipgirls. However, the organization was disbanded in 1939 after the Ironblood invasion of Poland, with its member nations each opting to conduct their own programs instead. And so Azur Lane would have faded into history, if not for a lone Eagle Union commander and his sole kansen being reassigned to an abandoned Azur Lane base in a last ditch effort to salvage the Union's own shipgirl project...
  • Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: The kansen that comprise Azur Lane's fleet are mostly deserters, former prisoners, and reassigned castoffs.
  • Science Hero: The purpose of Azur Lane and its later recommission is to research and develop new methods in fighting Crimson Axis and the Sirens. Much of the series revolves around the kansen of Azur Lane finding out their real capabilities and creating new technologies.
  • Order Reborn: A somewhat inadvertent example; Thorson initially has no conscious intent to revive the organization, but starts to realize that he's restoring its original spirit of international cooperation as he recruits more and more kansen from different factions.
  • True Companions: Despite coming from a number of oft-opposing factions, the kansen gradually develop a strong camaraderie as they get to know each other over time.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Temporarily; after defying Rear Admiral Spruance's orders, Thorson is declared AWOL and as such his fleet is technically an independent group during the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. Thorson is quickly reinstated into the Union Navy afterwards, but High Command is forced to accept Azur Lane's operational independence.
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    Commander Andrew Thorson 

Commander Andrew Thorson

Nationality: Eagle Union

The protagonist of the story, Thorson is a former submariner who has just been assigned to the Eagle Union's shipgirl project, only to find himself suddenly in charge of the whole thing after his colleagues and superiors are all killed at Pearl Harbor.
  • Amazon Chaser: Downes lampshades this; that Thorson has a thing for strong, independant women.
  • Arranged Marriage: To Andrew's surprise, Nagato offers Kaga to him to be his bride.
  • Badass Transplant: Tennessee implanted Akagi's wisdom shard into Thorson's chest, giving him an even better Psychic Link with his Kansen.
  • Batman Gambit: Thorson sets up a duel between Laffey and Tennessee to not only reveal the riggings and its advantages to the AWOL Kansen but also to discredit Tennessee so she won't sway the others from leaving Azur Lane.
  • Benevolent Boss: Compared to Eagle Union, Thorson is a vast, VAST improvement for the Kansen.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Make no mistake; this guy is a legit Nice Guy but if you ever push him too far or harm his beloved Kansen, he'll fight tooth and nail against you.
  • Character Development: He started out green as a Commander but he soon gained experience both in and out of the battlefield, turning him into an effective leader.
  • Chick Magnet: He has a long list of Kansen wanting to get inside his pants; this includes Laffey, Akashi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Fusou, Yamashiro, Arizona, and so on.
  • Commanding Coolness: He was promoted to the rank of Commander by Admiral Hawkins so that he can have access to Azur Lane and its resources.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Turns out that his existence is due to it. In the original timeline, he perished following Pearl Harbor but thanks to the Sirens' Time Travel shenanigans, he is able to live pass that.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hugely subverted. He has no problems with working alongside Kansen, even cares and treats them as his comrades-in-arms.
    • However, he does initially have a problem with the cook being a black person, but Brooklyn's comment about it leads to Thorson learning to get over this.
  • Gallows Humor: Cleveland reveals that Thorson makes jokes and quips in order to stay calm during intense situations.
  • Knighting: He is officially knighted by Warspite, allowing him command over the latter and the rest of the Royal Navy forces stationed at Azur Lane.
  • It's All My Fault: He takes responsibility for his actions, even ones that were truthfully out of his control.
    • He blames himself for not being able to save Arizona from death. That guilt is alleviated once Arizona comes back via resurrection.
    • He feels responsible for causing the death of Nachi.
    • He also feels he failed in preventing the Sakura Empire from taking over Java Sea.
    • The casualties at Midway also weigh on him.
  • Meaningful Name: Commander Thorson's name is based on two religious/mythical figures.
    • Andrew, the first disciple of Jesus Christ.
    • Thor, the God of Thunder. Also, Thorson can mean as "Thor's son".
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: A Running Gag that occurs due to his closeness with Laffey.
  • Nice Guy: The main reason why many Kansen either are completely shocked regarding him or fall in love with him is that he is truly kind to them unlike the rest of his Eagleland jackasses.
  • Parental Substitute: The little Mutsuki-class Destroyers looks up to him as a surrogate father. Thorson returns the sentiment by refering to them as his "children".
  • Red Baron: He is coined as the "Knight of the Union" for taking in stray Kansen and using them as pawns.
  • Rifles: Thorson carries an M1A1 carbine. The original one he had is lost when he rescues Yamashiro, but he gets a replacement for it.
  • Sanity Slippage: Thorson shows signs of this as his mind can't handle the bizarre phenomena going around from the Kansen. He gets better in accepting this as the norm.
  • The Smart Guy: He joined Eagle Union because he thought he could use his intelligence to make a difference in the war rather than brawn. His credentials include working in construction in his father's company and also working as a submarine engineer, both of which explain his recruitment into the KANSEN program.
  • Sole Survivor: With everyone that knew about the KANSEN program dead, including Admiral Hawkins, he's the only one left in charge.
  • Unwanted Harem: Underwent a Decon-Recon Switch; Thorson understandably can't handle having a relationship with multiple women due to the societal beliefs of the time. However, he does come around since Kansen are not part of the system.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He can't stomach the thought of hurting children which is why he is very hesitant in executing the adolescent-looking Akashi and Shiranui.

    Laffey 

Laffey

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Benson

Classification: Destroyer

A destroyer assigned to Pearl Harbor,


  • The Alcoholic: Laffey has a serious habit in gulping down on bourbon. The reason for this is tragic.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Despite looking like she doesn't have a care in the world, Laffey's really a gentle soul. She quickly befriends Akashi and Shiranui despite them being part of the same faction that had not long ago attacked her and her comrades.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Thorson is the first human to ever show Laffey genuine compassion and care. It's no wonder the bunny girl becomes drawn to him.
  • Bedmate Reveal: Having grown so attached to Thorson, Laffey makes it a habit to sneak into his room and sleep with him, with all her clothes but panties off.
    • She later convinces Akashi to do the same thing, much to Thorson's disapproval.
  • Berserk Button:
    • These are four words you have to remember: DON'T MESS WITH THORSON!
    • Harming any of her friends is a sure way for Laffey to enter "Annihilation Mode".
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Thorson lampshades this sudden change in her behavior.
  • Blood Knight: It's revealed that Laffey has a vicious side hidden within her overall demure character. This becomes more prevalent after she receives her Retrofit form.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Don't let her small, cute appearance fool you; Laffey is a highly trained soldier AND she wears bunny ears too.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed Trope. She initially is fine with sharing Thorson with others, but as more voluptuous Kansen arrive she comes to realize that any one of them is a potential rival for Thorson's love. Combined with her memories of being cast aside, she fears that Thorson might do the same. Thankfully, Thorson comforts her and tells her that will never happen.
    • Laffey gets annoyed that Z23 gets to have sex with Thorson before her but not too upset as she teases her friend a bit about it.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: The seemingly child-like Laffey knows a lot more about sex than Thorson feels comfortable with.
  • Hates Being Alone: After being shunned by her previous COs and seeing her best friends get taken away from her, Laffey develops a serious fear of abandonment. It grew to the point that she guzzles down bourbon to forget the pain.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Subverted Trope. Her rabbit ears are purely mechanical and not real but for some reason are still able to move regardless. This makes her a bit jealous whenever she sees Kansen that do have real bunny ears.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Her absorption of Zed's Red Wisdom Cube not only allows her to gain her Retrofit form but also physically ages her to a slightly more mature form, giving her a height that is on the same level as Zed and Javelin's.
  • Sleepy Head: Laffey sports a sleepy look on her face, probably because one of her favorite pastimes is taking naps. Once in a while she will request Thorson for more time for them, and if either he asks or the Kansen finds an opportunity, Laffey will sleep with him, which is even better for her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When Laffey obtains Retrofit "Annihilation Mode" AKA "Better find a deep hole or else eat hot plasma"!
  • Tranquil Fury: This is what happens when you mess with any of Laffey's loved ones. At first the Kansen seems to be acting like her normal self, but then you realize that her voice is showing hints of aggression and you hear the sound of her ship growing closer and closer until the big....BOOM!
  • Undying Loyalty: Laffey loves her friends and Thorson so much that she'll march into the battlefield for them.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Hiei takes a shot at Thorson, Laffey activates Annihilation Mode and nearly kills Hiei for the act.

    Akashi 

Akashi

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Akashi

Classification: Repair Ship

  • Beware the Silly Ones: In Chapter 70, Akashi took part in "defanging" Akagi. While Akashi admitted that she took no pride in what she was about to do, she also admitted that she won't felt bad about it either.
  • Cowardly Lion: While lacking much on the bravery department, Akashi is ready to step in to protect her friends. Her time with Azur Lane does help her become braver.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Finding a safe place to hide from your former allies is a good call; hiding out at an island base which everyone knows about, not so much. Of course, if she hadn't she never would have met Thorson.
  • Shopkeeper: Once owned a shop back in the Sakura Empire, so she now establishes one at Azur Lane base where she helps procure supplies from merchant ships.
  • The Medic: Being a repair ship, Akashi can assist in stitching up the other Kansen back into combat form.
  • The Smart Guy: She is Azur Lane's tech expert. Having the most knowledge about the Wisdom Cubes, she is tasked in fixing the Kansens' riggings or further advancing the Cubes for other uses.
    • It's later revealed in Chapter 12 that Akashi is responsible for creating the Bulin.
  • Undying Loyalty: Akashi proves her devotion to Shiranui by salvaging her body following her murder by Akagi and leaves to find sanctuary for them.

Shiranui

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Kagerou

Classification: Destroyer

  • Cute Ghost Girl: Unfortunately, this is a state she did not become out of her own free will; it's revealed that Akagi murdered her for speaking against her plan in allying with the Sirens. If it wasn't for Akashi and her own willpower, Shiranui would have been permanently dead.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She always makes snide remarks whenever she's with Thorson who can dish out the same as well, leading to Snark-to-Snark Combat.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: A serious example. Shiranui stepped us as the responsible one and lectures to Yukikaze that War Is Hell after recognizing the latter's carefree attitude about her participation in the Battle of Midway.
  • Hey, You!: Whenever the two interact, Shiranui refers to Thorson as "Idiot Shikikan". The only time she refers to her CO as just "Shikikan" is when she acknowledges his competence.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: She will not stand by and let someone call Commander Thorson an idiot, because that's her job.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Back when she was in the Sakura Empire, she openly voiced against Akagi and Kaga's plan to ally the Sakura Kansen with the Sirens. This act led to her near-death at Akagi's hands.
  • Power Of Hate: Shiranui reveals to Thorson that she uses her newfound hatred towards Akagi and Kaga to claw her way back to the living.
  • Revenge: Shiranui makes it clear to her Azur Lane compatriots that she wants nothing more than to have payback against Akagi for murdering her.
  • Sassy Secretary: Sums up Shiranui's character nicely.
  • When She Smiles: Sports this when she's finally reunited with one of her sisters.

Pennsylvania

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Pennsylvania

Classification: Battleship

  • Affectionate Nickname: Pennsylvania has two nicknames to go by: Penny and Valkryie.
  • The Big Guy: She, along with Tennessee, were Azur Lane's heavy hitters. Her sheer ferocity as she unleashes her bullets and shells was more than enough to convince Thorson that she should not be messed with.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Once she learned of her sister's death, Pennsylvania unleashes her full wrath upon the Sakura Empire.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In the early chapters of the story, Pennsylvania has already become cynical after her experiences with Eagle Union and vengeful towards the Sakura Empire for the death of her sister. After meeting Thorson, all that negativity slowly fades away, finally dissipating once she regains Arizona. With Arizona back, she can allow herself to fall for her Commander.
  • Foil:
    • To Fusou. Both are older siblings willing to go to extreme lengths to protect their respective little sisters. The difference between them is that other than them belonging to different factions, Pennsylvania is distant and hardened in contrast to the more calm and elegant Fusou. Pennsylvania prefers skimpy clothing while Fusou wears her more modest kimono.
    • To Nevada. When their little sisters perished, Nevada opted to commit suicide to be with hers, but Pennsylvania chooses to fight on to avenge Arizona.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Arizona's death hit Pennsylvania really hard. She tells Thorson to bury her sister's Cubes so that she can find peace in her mind and start focusing on taking down the Sakura Empire.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Penny reveals she's a dog person hence why she takes an instant liking to Yuudachi. She does make exceptions for the other cute animal-like Kansen.
  • Lady of War: Her offense against the Sakura Empire left an impression for Thorson that he calls her Valkyrie, a female warrior from Norse mythology.
  • What You Are in the Dark: When presented the opportunity to kill a small group of Sakura Kansen, Pennsylvania, who has the most personal reason out of her comrades to hate the Sakura Empire, chooses to follow Thorson's orders and spare their lives.
  • You Killed My Father: She develops a vendetta against all of Sakura Empire and the Sirens for the death of her sister. This stance softens after she gets Arizona back.

Tennessee

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Tennessee

Classification: Battleship

  • Affectionate Nickname: She has one coined by Downes: Belle. But the reasons for it do not amuse Tennessee.
  • And This Is for...: Just before she slices Hiryuu's ship, she yells out that this act is for Nevada.
  • Bad Boss: Her relationship with Admiral Hawkins was not what you call tolerable, especially when the latter used the former to have an affair with and cheat on his wife . These negative feelings would then be transferred into her relationship with Thorson as Tennessee even briefly relapses on this, mistaking Thorson for him. This reaches a boiling point when after learning about Thorson's marriage with Kaga, Tennessee sees this as a betrayal and makes an attempt on his life.
  • Bash Brothers: Forms a solid bond with Downes who shares her passion in battle.
  • The Big Guy: Prior to the Big Seven's arrival, Tennessee was one of Azur Lane's best combat experts. Her performance against Jintsuu was brutal that it even scared Kaga.
  • Humble Pie: After being a Jerkass to Thorson, Tennessee got called out by the latter to have a duel with Laffey. Laffey humiliated Tennessee in front of the other Kansen and Thorson aimed a gun at her head to force her to comply to his command.
  • Ice Queen: That's her entire character at first, but that soon changes. Initially, she hated Thorson's guts, fearing that he'll turn on her and her comrades like what Eagle Union did to them. Over time, she realizes that wasn't the case and his kindness towards the Kansen being completely genuine makes her fall for him.
    • Pennsylvania reveals that prior to Thorson's arrival, Tennessee had sent an officer to the infirmary. Thorson wisely chooses not to learn about it lest he wants a good pounding from her.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: It's honestly clear that both Eagle Union and Kansen don't have a good opinion about Tennessee.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As the story progresses, Tennessee reveals her soft spots for the people she cares for:
    • She chews out Pennsylvania, Arizona, Fusou, and Yamashiro for disregarding Thorson's opinion on the Unwanted Harem situation, condemning them as hypocrites for taking the same actions as their former factions who devalued them.
    • Tennessee loves her sister, California. Eagle Union navy high command is lucky that she's far away at Azur Lane, because she would've pummeled them for not treating California properly.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: She has a manjuu named Ares.
  • Not So Above It All: If you expected her to show no interest in the adorable little Manjuu, then you'd be quite surprised.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Tennessee has West Virginia tattooed two small black Sakura flower on her left arm, to signify her triumphs over Sakura Empire in battle.
  • The Mistress: Tennessee once had an intimate and possibly sexual relationship with Admiral Hawkins. That is until one day, she sees Hawkins's wife and child and realizes that her commanding officer had manipulated her into becoming his "side squeeze".
  • Tsundere: Let's put it this way: one minute she'll rant on about how useless and trashy Commander Thorson is, and the next minute, she'll claim that he's HER useless and trashy Commander. Love's complicated indeed.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • She calls the other Kansen out for treating Thorson less like a person making them no different to Eagle Union who had treated them the same way.
    • She's on the receiving on this by Thorson who is utterly furious that the former tried to kill him under the belief that he was going to marry Kaga without considering that Thorson is trying hard to find a way out of that arrangement.
  • Yandere: She completely spirals into this. She attacks Thorson after believing he is going to marry Kaga and abandon her much like how Hawkins did to her.

Brooklyn

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Brooklyn

Classification: Light Cruiser

  • Ambadassador: She's a skilled diplomat and a Kansen.
  • Bookworm: Brooklyn has a passion for reading books. So when learning that there is a library at the Azur Lane base, she lit up like a Christmas tree.
  • Brutal Honesty: She certainly doesn't mince words when she criticizes Thorson's work ethics and his Unwanted Harem.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Brooklyn has made scarce appearances within the story after being assigned in escorting the USS Demeter. Her returns usually means she has big news for her comrades.
  • Offscreen Romance: She tells Thorson how she and Captain Stevens entered a relationship during her mission to escort him, which began when she was returning a novel to him one night.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Considering that she is the most sophisticated of her group of deserters and Thorson pegged her skills to be more effective as his diplomat, the specs fits very well for her.
  • The Smart Guy: Thorson took notice of Brookyln's potential skill as a diplomat and has her sent out to negotiate with Eagle Union and most importantly, convince any Kansen they come across to defect and/or join Azur Lane.

Downes

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Mahan

Classification: Destroyer

  • An Arm and a Leg: Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Downes has lost one of her eyes, lost her left arm and left leg. Thankfully, Azur Lane's resources helps her to recover them.
  • Animal Motifs: Tigers are affiliated with the Kansen. Afterall, she bears the moniker "The Tiger of the Union" and her ship sports tiger-like patterns.
  • Bash Brothers: Having trained under Tennessee, she develops a camaraderie with the latter.
    • She also bonds with Maryland due to their love for combat, explosions and red eyes.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: While she succeeds in regenerating her limbs, the scars remained there following the procedure.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Following the regeneration of her body parts, her damaged eye has not repaired but changed to yellow, contrasting her other red eye.
  • Official Couple: She's currently in a relationship with Ooshio.
  • The Red Baron: Her moniker is "The Tiger of the Union".
  • Took a Level in Badass: During her close-combat fight against Naka, Downes requests power from the Wisdom Cube of Houston's ship, and it allows her to absorb it. Her new rigging comes with a more mature body and a new outfit.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Downes develops uncertainty within herself after witnessing the closeness between Laffey and Thorson. She later realized it was a feeling of love.
    • This culminates to when she realizes her own feelings for Ooshio. After consoling with Thorson and Yamashiro and engaging a threesome with them, she decides to commit a relationship with the cat-girl.

Cassin

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Mahan

Classification: Destroyer

  • An Arm and a Leg: Like her sister, Downes, she lost several limbs following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Thankfully, she gets them back.
  • Butt-Monkey: Cassin is always the first to be taken out in battle. And yet, she somehow manages to survive all of them thankfully and even earns a purple heart medal for her troubles at Midway.
  • Commuting on a Bus: She takes part in an escort mission so she wasn't around in Azur Lane a lot.
  • The Slacker: Cassin would prefer hitting the hay rather than going out into the fields.

Cleveland

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Cleveland

Classification: Light Cruiser

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In real life history, Cleveland's counterpart was not even around the time of Pearl Harbor, having not been commissioned yet. Here, she is.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Cleveland's conversation with Thorson following their establishment of their mental link implies that she has romantic feelings for Helena. This is further supported when Cleveland remarks that her feelings for Commander Thorson are exactly how she feels for Helena.
  • Anti-Air: She's a premier Anti-Air light cruiser; If you need someone to send those pesky fighters and bombers packing, she's your shipgirl.
  • Cool Big Sis: She looks out for those she cares for. While that's a noble trait, it's also her weakness as she bears that burden alone and she fears about not meeting those expectations.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Cleveland becomes the first Kansen to sleep with Thorson and she's all too happy to brag about it. She later has a second time with him at the Hot Springs Episode.
  • I Am Not Pretty: Cleveland believes this to be the case and inquires Thorson about this. However,...
    Cleveland: Commander, am I pretty like they are?
    Thorson: You're nothing like they are; But you're very pretty.
  • Music for Courage: Cleveland develops a knack for this following the defense against the Siren Attack in Chapter 28. Either she does this to cope with the horrors of war or to boost morale within her group or both.
  • Tomboy: Cleveland's noted to have a boyish charm which contrasts towards her other feminine comrades. It's because of these traits of hers that makes Cleveland worry that she won't suit Thorson's tastes. Thorson proves her wrong.

Portland

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Portland

Classification: Heavy Cruiser

  • Big Sister Worship: Just to make this clear; Portland really, really, really and REALLY loves her sister. Unfortunately, that could be a problem sometimes.
  • Big Sister Instinct: To the point she disobeys Thorson's orders to come to her whenever the danger gets intense.
  • Genki Girl: She's overly enthusiastic whenever Indianapolis is involved.
  • Lethal Chef: The last time she cooked, Portland has burnt eggs to a crisp, earning a lot of flak from Akashi.
  • Support Party Member: Portland's latent skill, Defenser Order fires a blue mist over her fleet's hulls that reinforces their armor.

Indianapolis

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Portland

Classification: Heavy Cruiser

Shiratsuyu

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Shiratsuyu

Classification: Destroyer

  • The Ditz: Not the most graceful lass among her peers but she tries. She did get better though.
  • Food as Bribe: She convinces Yuudachi to join Azur Lane by promising her to cook meat ribs for her.
  • French Maid: She wears one when serving Steven's men, believing it to be appropriate to the situation, much to the latter group's joy.
  • Team Chef: After being caught, Azur Lane offers her one of two choices; work with them as their cook or be locked up until the war is over. She chooses the former.

Hatsuharu

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Hatsuharu

Classification: Destroyer

  • Interspecies Friendship: She has taken a liking to Steven's steward's mate, Miles who teaches her how to cook better.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Hatsuharu reveals she does not like taking part in war.
  • Shrinking Violet: Hatsuharu's timid compared to her sister.
  • Team Chef: After being captured as a prisoner-of-war, Azur Lane offers her two choices; work with them as their cook or be locked up until the war is over. She chooses the former.

Yuugure

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Hatsuharu

Classification: Destroyer

  • Big Sister Instinct: She shoots one of the sailors for shoving Hatsuharu aside when she tries to defend Fredrick.
  • French Maid: Took a page out of Shiratsuyu's book and dresses as a maid to boost the morale of Captain Steven's crew.
  • Team Chef: After being caught as a prisoner-of-war, Azur Lane offers her one of two choices; work with them as their cook or be locked up until the war is over. She chooses the former.

Mutsuki

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Mutsuki

Classification: Destroyer

Kisaragi

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Mutsuki

Classification: Destroyer

  • Child Soldiers: Deconstructed. Children are still children; they lack the experience and nerves making them easy targets. Ever since being caught, they never took part in any mission.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: Thorson admits seeing her as his child.
  • Prone to Tears: Can be considered the "crybaby" among her sisters, as she tends to be easily frightened.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Immediately runs away along with her sisters when Azur Lane attacks them which leads them accidentally sailing into the enemy base.

Mikazuki

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Mutsuki

Classification: Destroyer

  • Child Soldiers: Deconstructed. Children are still children; they lack the experience and nerves making them easy targets. Ever since being caught, they never took part in any mission.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: Thorson admits seeing her as his child.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Immediately runs away along with her sisters when Azur Lane attacks them which leads them accidentally sailing into the enemy base.

Fusou

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Fusou

Classification: Battleship/Aviation Battleship

  • Big Sister Instinct: She uses every prayer and mysticism in her book to bring her sister back from the dead and she succeeded. This in turn leads Thorson to realize that resurrection of a Kansen is 100% possible.
  • Hotter and Sexier: After receiving her Retro-fit, Fusou's breasts and rear gain a significant increase in size. Unfortunately to her dismay, this affects her posture for a while.
  • Miko: Her original role back at Sakura Empire is a shrine priestess that serves the Sakura Gods, making her a spiritual leader as well. Azur Lane realizes that with her position, she'll be able to sway her fellow Sakura away from Akagi and Kaga's influence.
  • Properly Paranoid: Fusou and Yamashiro were ordered to undergo a new retrofit process to modify their riggings but the former immediately deduced that it was a ploy by Akagi and Kaga to quell them. She forms a plan and succeeds in escaping alongside her sister.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Fusou takes it upon herself to be the one that leads the Sakura loyalists against Akagi and Kaga; a role that Nagato was heavily reluctant to do so. This makes her have very much in common with Commander Thorson who is also a leader of his own faction hence the reason why they fell for one another.
  • Team Mom: Many of Azur Lane staff comments that she serves as this to them.

Yamashiro

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Fusou

Classification: Battleship/Aviation Battleship

Arizona

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Pennsylvania

Classification: Battleship

  • And I Must Scream: Arizona reveals what her state was prior to her revival.
    Arizona: I called out but had no voice. My eyes were open but I couldn't see. I tried to reached out but my body wouldn't move an inch.
  • Back from the Dead: She finally returns in Chapter 25 thanks to Thorson and Pennsylvania.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She certainly can hold a grudge which is justified since Kaga was the one that lead the attack that almost killed her.
  • Foil: Arizona's this to her sister, Pennsylvania. Arizona is a Nice Girl while Pennsylvania is a Lady of War. Their nicknames, both coined by Thorson, contrast with one another; Pennsylvania's nickname is "Valkyrie", refering a warrior woman while Arizona's, "Angel" refers to a holy being.
  • Healing Hands: Her skill is to heal her fleet to full health. Ironically, that ability could have saved her life during Pearl Harbor.
  • Heroic Resolve: Despite having underwent a near death experience and being urged not to take part in the war by her sister, Arizona chooses to continue the fight, not wanting any of her loved ones go through the same experience.
  • Important Hair Accessory: After befriending Yamashiro, Arizona receives a teardrop shaped hairpin and placed it on herself as a sign of their friendship.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She has been shown to be affectionate towards the cat-like Kansen, Yukikaze who also return the sentiment.
  • Nice Girl: As opposed to her older sister, Arizona is kind, polite and well-mannered which earns her the nickname "Angel" from her lover. She even become close friends with Yamashiro despite the latter once being from the same faction that almost killed her.
  • Rescue Romance: Why would she fall for Thorson? Well, when a man comes to you and stays by your side when you're near Death's doors and look after your Wisdom Cubes like they were his closest friends, won't you repay him by being his lover? Oh, and he brings you back; that's a plus.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Before she could help in the Battle of Pearl Harbor, Arizona was shot by a Siren aircraft. Her death accomplishes two goals.
    • Showing the Darker and Edgier elements of the series; That war is violent and merciless and that anyone, human and Kansen can and will die. Even though she got resurrected later down the story, the conditions to repeat the process are very rare thus the effect is still there.
    • While their interactions was brief, Arizona's death left a huge mark on Thorson who realizes that the Kansen are more than just weapons but actual living beings.
  • Spared By Adaptation: She could have wound up like her other counterparts but Thorson's intervention allows her to undergo the conditions that make her come back possible.
  • Tragic Keepsake: All that's left of Arizona following the Attack on Pearl Harbor are her Wisdom Cubes. However, her spirit hadn't left and was actually embedded inside her Cubes; fully aware of her surroundings but unable to communicate with everyone. Also, unlike blue Wisdom Cubes, Arizona's are purple and they are her Soul Jar which allows her to be resurrected.

Ark Royal

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Nationality: Royal Navy

Class: Ark Royal

Classification: Heavy Carrier

  • Adaptational Personality Change: In the game she's a Comedic Lolicon, but this story portrays those feelings as motherly instead.
    Ark Royal: You should know better than I.
  • Cool Guns: Ark Royal's rifle. She uses it to direct and control her planes.
  • Cool Teacher: She is the one selected to teach Enterprise and Hornet how to use their newly acquired rigging.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: While genuinely loyal to Warspite, Ark Royal has to curb Warspite's less pleasant behavior so as to not alienate and/or antagonize potential allies.
  • Heroic BSoD: The battle at Java Sea had caused a physical and mental toll on her because of how ineffective she was against Kaga. Thankfully, her friends and allies were there to cheer her up.
  • Parental Substitute: Ark Royal takes a shine to the three little Mutsuki-class destroyers and becomes their guardian to nurture, guide, and protect them.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: She hasn't gotten over what happened to Hood nor the time she fought Bismarck.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Like Carrier-type Kansen, she can project aircraft and operate them without the need of pilots. She becomes Langley's student to learn the ins and outs of the P-40s and add them to her arsenal.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Ark Royal gains her META form in Chapter 71.

Javelin

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Nationality: Royal Navy

Class: J

Classification: Destroyer

  • Cool Big Sis: She's very affectionate towards her little sister, Jupiter. She will even charge head first into battle to rescue her.
  • Genki Girl: The Royal Navy Kansen is cheerful and loving. The first thing she did when she learns Laffey is at Azur Lane is to jump out of the ship and sail to her.
  • Odd Friendship: Gets along well with her assigned partner, West Virginia even though their personalities are different.
  • Undying Loyalty: Javelin cherishes her friends. Once she hears Z23 in trouble, she immediately heads out to sea to rescue her.

Z23

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Nationality: Ironblood

Class: Type 1936A

Classification: Destroyer

  • Affectionate Nickname: Her closest friends and everyone else calls her "Zed" or "Nimi".
  • Break the Cutie: The Sirens subjected Z23 to countless simulations where illusions of Laffey and Javelin were used to force the shipgirl to gun them down. This did not sit well for her sanity.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts this for Laffey, Javelin and Ayanami when she defended them from the Commanders who frowned upon the girls fraternizing with each other.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: Her state prior to her arrival at Azur Lane.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: Z23 was subjected to this from an Iron Blood experiment.
  • Shrinking Violet: Her time with the Sirens was not a pleasant one leading her to become a nervous wreck that's now staying at Azur Lane.
  • Token Minority: She is so far the only Iron Blood Kansen that serves Azur Lane.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • Her love for her childhood friends is what lead to her to defect.
    • Despite having suffered so much by her commanding officers, Z23 is still loyal to her country.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Z23's close bonds with her friends is the reason why she didn't comply to the Siren's cruel experiments and ultimately, lead her to run away from them.

Ooshio

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Asashio

Classification: Destroyer

  • Kansai Regional Accent: She sports a Kansai accent which aligns accurately to her real-life counterpart who was built at Kyoto.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Throughout the story, it becomes clear that Ooshio has an attraction, or more accurately, lust towards women which she is embarrassed of.
  • Miko: Was a priestess back at Sakura Empire and loves the job; Now she becomes again for the shrine at Azur Lane base.
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the few saints within Sakura Empire. When she first debuted in Chapter 39, she's worried for the enemy sailors whose ships got sunk and hoped for their safety.
  • Non-Action Guy: Considering that she's a shrine priestess, it's not hard to see her be incompetent in active warfare. This is why she much prefers continuing her former job.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Eventhough she'll most likely be executed by Sakura Empire for surrendering to Azur Lane, she won't follow suicidal orders in attacking Azur Lane nor risking one of her sister's lifes to accomplish it. It also helps her case that her closest comrades are part of the enemy fleet and she correctly figures put that they must have a good reason for abandoning their nation.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Her rack is so huge that a little Manjuu can make a home in it.

Michishio

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Asashio

Classification: Destroyer

  • Beautiful Singing Voice: Others have acknowledged her wonderful singing voice, even describing it as angelic. Makes perfect sense for a Kansen who devotes to Sakura Gods; one of them affiliated with song and dance.
  • Damsel in Distress: She was already injured before Azur Lane's appearance and her sisters try to protect her from them.
  • Miko: She resumes her role at Azur Lane's shinto shrine.
  • Nice Girl: Michishio's a pure, innocent Kansen with an aura that irradiates goodness.

Asashio

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Asashio

Classification: Destroyer

  • Cassandra Truth: In contrast to her sister, Ooshio, she is less willing to hear out Fusou; believing Akagi and Kaga's story that the cat-like Kansen turned traitor and was killed.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She and Arashio were the most skeptical about Azur Lane's intentions but over time, peer pressure and the kind treatment towards her sisters convinces her to join their side. She even gives him a hug to show how thankful she is to him.
  • Miko: She resumes her role at Azur Lanr's shinto shrine.

Arashio

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Asashio

Classification: Destroyer

  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She, along with and Asashio took the longest to fully trust Azur Lane.
  • Miko: She resumes her role at Azur Lane's shinto shrine.

Houston

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Northampton

Classification: Heavy Cruiser

  • Genki Girl: One of the most energetic girls Thorson has met. Even suffering major wounds did not chip her sunny demeanor.
  • Heroic Second Wind: She was nearly overwhelmed by Jintsuu's forces until Thorson signals her to absorb her Wisdom Shards, revitalizing her ship. With it, Houston makes short work with her attackers.
  • Spared By Adaptation: It's because of Azur Lane that she didn't wind up like her historic equivalent.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Houston is pretty chill in letting a guy staring at her bare naked.
  • Interspecies Romance: Houston starts to form a close bond and eventually forms a relationship with Fredrick Miles.

Yuudachi

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Shiratsuyu

Classification: Destroyer

Yukikaze

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Kagerou

Classification: Destroyer

Kasumi

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Asashio

Classification: Destroyer

  • Ill Girl: Being physically weak, she tires out very easily. Yet despite all this, she's willing too push hard on herself to protect her loved ones.
  • I See Dead People: She has an ability to speak to spirits like Foo. Because of this, she gains critical information from them.
  • Kitsune: Unlike her kitten siblings, she bears features of a fox.
  • Nice Girl: Much like her sisters, Kasumi is friendly to others.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Kasumi is always accompanied by a companion named Foo who takes the form of spirit fire. No one believes her except a certain few.
  • Properly Paranoid: Foo informed her about the dangers of the Sanctuary and so, Kasumi follows the advice and stay away from it.

Shigure

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Shiratsuyu

Classification: Destroyer

  • Bratty Half-Pint: The first time she ever meets Thorson, the first thing she says to him is calling him "stupid Shikikan", something that Shiranui does not appreciate because that's her job.
  • Undying Loyalty: The reason she abandoned Sakura Empire because she misses Yamashiro very much.
  • The Nose Knows: She may have the looks of a Shiba Inu but her nose is that of a Bloodhound; having pinpointed the location of the Azur Lane base JUST by smelling.

Colorado

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Colorado

Classification: Battleship

  • Ice Queen: Brookyln remarks her being the second Ice Queen with Tennessee being the first. Also helps that her Color Motif emphasizes those traits.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Colorado mockingly remarks to Enteprise about the latter's immediate decision to accept Azur Lane's help following the deaths of Hornet and Yorktown.
  • The Leader: She is the arguably the leader of the "Big Seven".
  • Not So Stoic: Despite how she looks, she's not an emotionless stiff. She can smile and laugh and gets very angry, especially when the mention of aircraft carriers is brought up.
  • Pride: Most of Colorado's actions are entirely motivated by her desire prove herself and her sisters' superiority over aircraft carriers. Which is why she gets upset and questions Thorson whenever he pushes her and her sisters aside in a battle. She even grabs the Jerk Ass Ball by rubbing in their victory over the Battle of Midway in Eagle Union's faces who suffered greatly from said battle.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Colorado gets scolded by Thorson for making insensitive remarks about Enterprise, especially for bringing up her recently dead sisters.
  • When She Smiles: Thorson admits that he wished Colorado does this more often.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Although she doesn't show it, she was not pleased about being discarded for aircraft carriers which is why she was more than happy to comply with Thorson's orders in escorting an Eagle Union officer out of their base.

Maryland

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Colorado

Classification: Battleship

  • Bash Brothers: She forms a friendship with Downes.
  • Cool Big Sis: Becomes a supporting figure for Z23.
  • Fiery Red Head: She's more lively compared to the likes of her sisters. Best shown following the obtaining of her riggings and she fires her guns eagerly to test them out.
  • It's All My Fault: Maryland feels responsible for what happened to Oklahoma having failed to warn her about the torpedo attack before it hit its target.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason why she and her comrades came to Azur Lane is because her superiors felt they no longer needed "useless" battleships.

West Virginia

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Colorado

Classification: Battleship

  • Been There, Shaped History: Chapter 53 reveals that in this timeline, the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is West Virginia's creation rather than John Denver's.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • To Thorson's surprise, West Virginia has great musical talent.
    • To Javelin's surprise that beneath her partner's stoic persona lies a wise individual, seasoned by the experience at Pearl Harbor.
    • She is also a professional tattoo artist. Interestingly enough, she got a tattoo from stateside sported on her upper back, showing a bird of prey, most likely an eagle.
  • Odd Friendship: West Virginia gets along with Javelin surprisingly despite her personality is the opposite to the latter's.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason why she and her comrades came to Azur Lane is because her superiors felt they no longer needed "useless" battleships.

California

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: Tennessee

Classification: Battleship

  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: California is friendly and warm while Tennessee is brash and cold.
  • Shipper on Deck: California wholesomely approves of her sister, Tennessee being in a relationship with Thorson. Tennessee is not happy to hear this one bit.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason why she and her comrades came to Azur Lane is because her superiors felt they no longer needed "useless" battleships.

South Dakota

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: South Dakota

Classification: Battleship

  • Bodyguard Babes: While multiple Kansen are technically Thorson's protectors, South Dakota is the one who placed herself in the role as his "shield" full-time.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: After being cast aside by high command, South Dakota's is determined to find a new purpose and being Thorson's Bodyguard Babe is that.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Having hunted with wolves, South Dakota has fondness for dogs.
  • Indian Maiden: Thorson is genuinely surprised that South Dakota is modeled after a Native American.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: South Dakota is not the least bothered when Thorson accidentally walks right into her breasts.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit doesn't leave much to the imagination. At a medal ceremony, she has to be handed a medal because the Eagle Union staff don't know how to pin the medal onto her attire without being called out as sexual harassment.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason why she and her comrades came to Azur Lane is because her superior felt they no longer needed "useless" battleships.

Naka

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Nationality: Sakura Empire

Class: Sendai

Classification: Light Cruiser

  • Fiery Red Head: Subverted. Naka's quite gentle and far more reasonable than Jintsuu.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Takes up the role of the responsible one to her proud and stubborn sister, Jintsuu.
  • Mook–Face Turn: Slightly downplayed. Even though she joins Azur Lane, she can't bring herself to fight the people who were once her comrades and sisters. Hence, why she stays at the base when most of the fleet head out to Midway and confront Sakura Empire.

Minneapolis

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Nationality: Eagle Union

Class: New Orleans

Classification: Heavy Cruiser

  • Amazonian Beauty: Thorson describes her as "primal sex appeal" compared to South Dakota's Indian Maiden look.
  • Anchors Away: Minneapolis can use her anchor chain attached to her rigging as a weapon, like an Epic Flail.
  • Blood Knight: Her motivations in joining Thorson are to get some payback against Zuikaku and Shoukaku for attacking her fleet and because Azur Lane has taken "most of the action".
  • Headless Horseman: Much like Vampire, Minneapolis's form is based on a mythical creature, namely the Dullahan. What makes her also similar to the mentioned being, her head is separated from her body much to the horror of her crew and later, Jintsuu.
    • She later takes advantage of this in fooling Akagi.
  • Playing Possum: Minneapolis deceives Akagi by pretending to have her head lobbed off by the latter's attack. Once Akagi's guard was down, Minneapolis pounces her.
  • Rocket Ride: During the Battle at the Sanctuary, Minneapolis hitches a ride on a torpedo to get to Akagi.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her presence in the Yamashiro triggers the Kansen Yamashiro's ability to see into the alternate timeline.

Choukai

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Class: Takao

Classification: Heavy Cruiser

  • Big Sister Instinct: Inverted. Once she learns what Akagi and Kaga had done to her older sisters, she immediately pledges her allegiance to Commander Thorson to get Azur Lane's help in rescuing them.
  • Cain and Abel: Following Takao and Atago's disappearance, Choukai and Maya's relationship had been heavily strained, with the former distrusting towards the Sakura Empire's current leadership while Maya remains loyal to them. This takes a step further when Choukai joins Azur Lane.

Enterprise

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Class: Yorktown

Classification: Aircraft Carrier

  • The Ace: She is Eagle Union's "Poster Girl". She's renowned all over the world as a powerful aircraft carrier, wins multiple campaigns throughout World War II and is respected by her sisters, crewmen and her superiors. Unfortunately, it's because of the special treatment provided to her that Enterprise's completely blind about the discrimination towards her non-carrier Kansen comrades.
    • This radically changes when she fails at the Battle of Midway and the loss of her two sisters has severely broke her.
    • Enterprise is able to regain her status after joining Azur Lane and obtaining rigging from them. In fact, she finishes her training under Ark Royal in just two days.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Due to not possessing her riggings, she is easily susceptible to the Sakura Empire's attacks leading to her near-defeat at the Battle of Midway.
  • Big Sister Instinct:
    • Enterprise defies Eagle Union's orders and contacts Azur Lane for help in rescuing Yorktown. Sadly, it is too little, too late.
    • When some cosmic entity comes between her and Hornet's revival, Enterprise beats the crap out of it.
    • She angrily stares down at Kaga for calling Hammann a subordinate.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Enterprise's failure at the Battle of Midway leads to the deaths of both Hornet and Yorktown. When Thorson and Azur Lane meets up with her, she is in a mixed state of misery and anger.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Hornet reveals that while trying to save her, Enterprise uses her fists to punch the lights out of some entity who is implied to be the Creator.
  • It's All My Fault: Enterprise blames herself for the deaths of her men and Hornet because she ignored Thorson's warnings.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Enterprise is slowly realizing that the life she's having is not as perfect she thinks it is.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: With help from Azur Lane, Enterprise succeeds in reviving Hornet after losing her at the Battle of Midway.
  • Unseen No More: Prior to her actual appearance, Enterprise has been taking part in major key roles in Eagle Union's campaign and is mentioned by both Azur Lane and Sakura Empire. She finally appears in Chapter 54 to visit the Azur Lane base.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She gets yelled at by many of her Kansen comrades for not seeing what Eagle Union has done to them.

Hammann

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Class: Sims

Classification: Destroyer

  • Cat Girl: Unlike many of her Eagle Union comrades, Hammann has cat-like characteristics to the surprise of Akashi and the others members of Azur Lane who also possess animal-like characteristics.
  • Defector from Decadence: Hammann reluctantly joins Azur Lane, rather than returning to Eagle Union if only because she wants to be where Sims and Yorktown are to be laid to rest.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She completely breaks down into tears after losing her sister, Sims. This gets even worse when Yorktown perishes right in front of her.
  • Take Up My Sword: Yorktown passes Hammann the role in looking after Enterprise.
  • Spared By Adaptation: Azur Lane's intervention at the Battle of Midway changes Hammann's fate from dead to alive.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Hammann has Sims's hull number marked on her chest.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: She yells at Thorson for not coming to aid them sooner. Although this is justified as she is still in grief over losing her sister.

Hornet

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Class: Yorktown

Classification: Aircraft Carrier

  • Back from the Dead: Hornet clawed her way back to life with help from Enterprise and Azur Lane.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She sports blonde hair tied in twin tails and is easy to talk to because of how friendly she is.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Hornet jumps into the water to intercept torpedo attacks that were about to hit her ship. Thankfully, she gets better.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She truly doesn't mind showing off her Stripperific outfit and being gazed at by her men.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The only things that's covering her body are just a bikini, a coat and short shorts. She later wears a very provocative dress following her resurrection since her usual attire are not available at the time.
  • Standard Hero Reward: She gives her men kisses on the cheeks for their Undying Loyalty.

    Fredrick Miles 

Fredrick Miles

Nationality: Eagle Union

A black steward's mate under Captain Stevens' command who volunteered for the war effort. Thorson learns that Hatsuharu's been learning how to cook better with Miles' guidance, and Stevens sees the chance to transfer Miles to Thorson's command because Miles' fellow crewmen (all of whom are white) hassle him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Subjected to this which is why Captain Stevens placed him in Azur Lane's care.
  • Interspecies Romance: Tries to avoid starting a relationship with Houston due to him being a black man and Houston being a white woman. Houston however points out she's not exactly human so things can work out.
  • Team Chef: Miles not only cooks for Azur Lane but also assists in teaching the other chefs how improve their skills.
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