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Eureka Seven has an absolutely whopping cast, so it only stands to reason that they all get a close looking at.
The main male protagonist. An ordinary boy bored with his ordinary life and with dreams of becoming a professional lifter, Renton's life is turned upside down when Eureka enters his life. He is one of the only people besides Eureka herself who can pilot the series's signature LFO, the Nirvash typeZERO.
- Ascended Fanboy
- Badass Adorable
- Bodyguard Crush
- Butt Monkey: For much of the first arc. Done intentionally by the crew of the Gekko. Eventually grows out of it via Character Development.
- Child Soldier: In The Movie (though he joins willingly.)
- In the manga, he gets shot in the gut and stabbed by enemy soldiers, but managed to carry Eureka around for a bit before passing out and later pilots the Nirvash while still injured.
- He's even more of a Determinator in the movie, causing the Nirvash to evolve into its final form, rescuing Eureka from an EIZO attack, and then defeating Holland (piloting the Devilfish, no less,) all while bleeding to death from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
- Said Determinator Movie moment gets reenacted in Super Robot Wars Z 2: Hakai-Hen.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Though it doesn't come up much, Renton is a very competent mechanic. He disassembles Dominic's bike in mere moments to blackmail him, knowing Dominic couldn't fix it without him.
- Heroic BSOD: Threw up after his My God, What Have I Done? moment below and ended up running away from Gekkostate for a while. In the manga, after Holland reveals the truth about his father.
- Idiot Hero --> The Messiah
- Kid Hero
- Love At First Sight
- My God, What Have I Done?: Renton snaps after literally "disarming" an enemy pilot, which was more like "obliterating", as the only recognizable part of the guy was his arm. The rest was just paste with some organs in it. And seeing as Renton is generally a rather naive teenager, him crushing the poor bastard into an organ-filled paste was kinda... unexpected, but it doesn't stop there; the poor kid saw a wedding ring on the disembodied arm. As if killing someone wasn't enough, he also widowed someone.
- Naive Newcomer
- Parental Abandonment: Renton's father is presumed dead, and his mother is never mentioned.
- Well...about his father... In a Mind Screw bit when Renton and Eureka "enter" the Scub Coral's mental world (or something like that), Renton meets his sister and father. Now, how much someone that exists only in that realm can be considered "alive" or "dead" is up for grabs.
- Raised by Grandparents
- The Chosen One: A literal one. Eureka chose him by falling in love with him.
- Took a Level In Badass: He was throwing up in the cockpit in the first episodes. By the end, savior of the world.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy
- Action Mom: Though her children are clearly adopted.
- The Ageless: Her physical age never changes, as shown in flashbacks set nearly a decade earlier.
- Blank Slate: The reason for her existence; the Coralians wanted to know what humans would write on the slate.
- Cosmetic Catastrophe: In episode 36 in an attempt to look pretty for Renton.
- Emotionless Girl: Prior to Character Development.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Eureka has a circle parallel to the iris.
- Hair Reboot: She spends a significant portion of the series with her hair as the short, jagged mess left behind after her close call with being encased in scub, but it grows back instantly when she speaks with Sakuya.
- Heroic BSOD: In the manga, when Renton, in his own Heroic BSOD, told her to leave him alone when she tried giving him some fruits to cheer him up.
- Human Alien
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- Ill Girl: Eureka the first half of the series. In the first season, she often suffers from chronic headaches and by the second season her mental and physical health have deteriorated to point where she could barely stand.
- This was probably due to the fact that her connection to the Nirvash was deteriorating and she felt that it was favoring Renton as its pilot rather than herself.
- Plus, her ailments really put her over the edge after she comes in contact with the Coralian in episode 11.
- Machine Empathy: She's in tune with the Nirvash's feelings.
- Morality Pet: To Holland. It's revealed in a flashback this is why he did a Heel Face Turn.
- Mysterious Waif
- Purple Eyes
- Painful Transformation: Growing large, green wings out of your back is not a pleasant experience
- Ridiculously-Human Robots: Movie!Eureka is a robot spy for the Image.
- Robot Girl: Movie!Eureka
- Tsundere: Movie!Eureka leans slightly more towards this.
- Rei Ayanami Expy
- Weakened by the Light: Movie!Eureka
- Winged Humanoid: After her "big change" in the last few episodes
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?
The pilot of Gekkostate's ship, the Gekko, and cover-girl for their magazine Ray=out. In a relationship with Holland.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Cool Big Sis
- Important Haircut
- Lethal Chef: She tried to cook in the manga and ruined the kitchen so badly she made cup ramen instead.
- Second Love: Holland's, which she has difficulty getting over.
- Tsundere: Towards Holland.
- Younger Than She Looks: Like the rest of movie!Gekkostate, movie!Talho is only 17, due to experiments causing her to age rapidly.
The leader of Gekkostate. Holland was once a member of the military, but defected and formed an anti-government movement. To the public, he is known as the world's top amateur lifter and is Renton's longtime idol. He pilots the Terminus typeR909.
- Aloof Big Brother: Acts as this towards Renton
- Anti-Villain: In The Movie, along with the rest of movie!Gekkostate. They're trying to find a way to save themselves from their rapid aging, and they're willing to use anyone to achieve that goal and stomp on anyone who gets in their way.
- Bishounen: Mild case of this, despite his Perma Stubble. Perma Stubble which is all the more hilarious cause he's shown shaving in one episode.
- Broken Pedestal: Mild case of this for Renton, who found Holland's image was somewhat more inflated than justified, even admitted by the man himself.
- Character Development: He goes fromm a Jerkass Man Child to a mature, father-like figure to Renton.
- Domestic Abuse: Slap the ignorant hero around, Holland! Such a great way to win his loyalty and impress your crew!
- A Father to His Men: Takes a while, but he grows into this over the course of the series.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Green-Eyed Monster: Arguably the reason for some of his worst Jerkass moments. Once he gets over it, he is a much nicer guy.
- Jerkass: At his worst moments.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At his better moments.
- Man Child: Immature in the way he deals with his anger.
- Papa Wolf: Turns more and more into this for Eureka as the series goes on. See episode 38 for a particularly good example.
- Sergeant Rock: Sure, Holland might be a MAJOR asshole at times, but he's respected and even liked by the Gekkostate crew because he's competent, wouldn't have them do something he wouldn't do himself, and despite his outward Jerkass, is rather concerned for their welfare.
- Screaming Warrior
- Supporting Leader
- Took a Level In Kindness: He is a lot less of a jerkass and much more laid back in the manga. He only hit Renton once, and he arguably deserved it at the time. In the anime, this is a major part of his Character Development.
- Subverted in the movie, where he's a Jerkass all the way through, up until the very end.
- What the Hell, Hero?: After everyone else fails to get through to Holland about his treatment of Renton, its Eureka's crushed and soft-spoken disappointment in him for what he's done that finally turns him around.
- Villain Team-Up: The movie version does this With Aim Liard in Super Robot Wars Z 2: Hakai-Hen
- Younger Than He Looks: Like the rest of movie!Gekkostate, movie!Holland is only 17, due to experiments causing him to age rapidly.
Photographer and main editor of Ray=out. He was also a former member of the military and defected with Holland.
Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (JP), Doug Stone (EN)
- Actual Pacifist: Only takes photographs, never fights.
- Contemplate Our Navels: When he talks about Coralians.
- Erudite Stoner: Erudite, yes. Stoner, no. Despite his name, he's never shown to use anything more mind-altering than tobacco.
- Nice Hat
Maurice, Maeter, and Linck
Eureka's adopted children, who she took care of after she killed their parents during a military raid. They are fiercely protective of their "Mama" and like to play pranks on Renton, but warm up to him over time.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Morality Pet: To Eureka.
- My New Gift Is Lame: Eureka tends to get them text books as presents (usually ones that are too advanced for them). She does thought thought into it, she just has no idea what they might like. And they need an education, after all.
- Named After Somebody Famous: The kids are named after Nobel Prize-winning Belgian writer Maurice Maeterlinck.
- Shout-Out: They resemble the three little kids from the original Mobile Suit Gundam quite a lot.
- Spoiled Brat: Being inexperienced as a mother, Eureka has a tendency to spoil them.
Pilot of the Gekkostate LFO, Terminus typeR606. Laid-back and will do anything for his partner, Hilda.
Voiced by: Akio Nakamura (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)
Pilot of the Gekkostate LFO, Terminus typeR808. Acts as a big-sister figure for the Gekkostate crew.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Cool Big Sis: Though Talho gets the lion's share of this.
- Demoted to Extra
- Team Mom
Weapons expert of the Gekkostate crew. Also the Gekko's original owner.
- Badass Mustache
- The Other Darrin: In the English dub, Bob Papenbrook died before recording all his lines and was replaced by Kyle Hebert.
Physician of the Gekkostate crew. Sometimes gives advice to her crewmates.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have! Haha! not really. Depends on who you ask.
- The Smart Guy: Being the token scientist of the group tends to do this.
An enigmatic old man who always hang around the Gekko.
Voiced by: Takkou Ishimori (JP), Tony Oliver (EN)
- God Was My Co-Pilot: The ending reveals Gonzy is a Coralian.
- Stealth Hi Bye: He can appear behind someone - set down his carpet and all - in seconds. Possibly justified by the above trope.
- The Watcher
Jobs & Woz
Best friends who snuck into the crew. Jobs handles hardware while Woz handles software.
Jobs is voiced by: Kazayuki Shimura (JP), Dave Mallow (EN)
Woz is voiced by: Yuuichi Nagashima (JP), Dave Wittenberg (EN)
- Ambiguously Gay: Jobs is discussed as such in the episode commentaries.
- Machine Monotone
- Named After Somebody Famous: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, co-founders of Apple.
- Nice Hat: Woz. Damn, it's a weird one, but it seems to double as a headset.
Second-in-command of the Gekkostate crew. One of the few people Holland confides his troubles with.
Voiced by: Taro Yamaguchi (JP), Tony Oliver (EN)
- Eyes Always Shut
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a barely noticeable scar that divides his left eyebrow.
- Nice Guy
One of the more ordinary members of Gekkostate. Has a crush on Moondoggie.
Voiced by: Fumie Mizusaka (JP), Jessica Straus (EN)
- Bare Your Midriff
- Cool Big Sister: Though even less so than Gilda.
- The Ditz
- Weakness Turns Her On: In regards to Moondoggie, she mentions that looking at him makes her want to "scoop him up and help him along."
The newest member of Gekkostate before Renton. Jealous of Renton, despite being viewed as a big brother figure by him.
- Big Brother Mentor: Reluctantly towards Renton.
- Butt Monkey: In an unusual take on the trope, he was the ship's official Butt Monkey before Renton arrived, and actually resents Renton from taking the position from him.
- Of course, as Renton grows as a character, Moondoogie reclaims his role as the Butt Monkey.
- Meaningful Name: According to one of the definitions given by Urban Dictionary, a moondoggie is 1960s slang for a habitual marijuana user. Almost certainly deliberate given the series' large amounts of references to 60s counterculture (and the presence of a character named Stoner).
- Only Known by Their Nickname: According to his license, his name is actually James Darren Emerson. Nobody ever calls him this.
- Took a Level In Badass: Eventually becomes the pilot of the Gekko.
United Federation Force
An elite officer in the U.F. Force and Dewey's confidant. He also has the unenviable job of looking after Anemone who, despite being on the receiving end of a very abusive relationship with her, he is actually fond of.
Voiced by: Shigenori Yamakazi (JP), Peter Doyle (EN)
- Anti-Villain: He takes orders from his superiors seriously, but considers himself a friend of Renton despite being on the opposite side.
- Badass: You don't realize it until you see him twist the arms of thugs twice his size without any visible effort, as well as his ability to shoulder Anemone's improbably heavy Gulliver without extreme strain. There's also the stuff he does while saving Anemone in the manga, like shrugging off laser burns.
- Bishonen: Even Anemone comments on it.
- Determinator: He will NOT stand for something interfering with Anemone's well-being.
- Defector From Decadence/Even Evil Has Standards: Calling him evil is a bit of a stretch, but he will NOT stand for inhumane experiments performed on young women to make them into pilots for TheEND. ESPECIALLY if Anemone already suffered through such a treatment herself
- Dogged Nice Guy: His endurance of Anemone's condescending manner and physical assault is legendary. His perseverance ultimately pays off.
- Easily Forgiven: The Gekkostate crew decides to trust him implicitly as soon as he shows similarities to Renton, especially his commitment to the one he loves
- Evil Counterpart: Again, not exactly evil, but he fits this role to Renton.
- Good Looking Privates
- Heel Realization: Dominic realizes how sadistic his organization is when he sees girls, just like Anemone, undergo brutal, and ultimately fatal, experimentation in the lab. Cue the Vomit Discretion Shot and his Heel Face Turn.
- Love Martyr: For Anemone
- My Country, Right or Wrong
- No Sense of Direction: You know you're bad when Renton calls you out on it.
Dominic: Is "west" the direction of the hand you hold a fork with?
- Punch Clock Villain
- Orphan's Ordeal: Episode 44. It helps to explain why he's so devoted to Anemone - hers is the closest connection he has with another person.
- Subordinate Excuse: While Anemone doesn't outrank him, it should be clear that he chose this position for something more than a good paycheque.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: A bit subtler than most, but still very naive about how the world and human relationships work.
The main antagonist. Once a disgraced military official following Holland's defection, he has risen to power with his maniacal devotion to "save" the world from the Coralians. Also Holland's older brother.
Voiced by: Kouji Tsujitani (JP), Kim Strauss (EN)
- Aloof Big Brother: To Holland
- Ambition Is Evil
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- Big Bad
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Holland's Abel
- Dark Messiah: Becomes one, when the Ritual of the King becomes laid out to us.
- Faux Affably Evil: While he can be charming and seductive in order to get what he wants, he is ultimately revealed to be a coldhearted sociopath driven solely by his hatred for the Scub Coral and his brother, Holland.
- Jerkass: Hides it very well, but Holland looks like a saint compared to this prick.
- Knight Templar: He sincerely believes in his cause, and he's all the more nasty because of it.
- Subverted towards the end of the series when you find out his idea of saving the world is plotting its destruction
- Lack of Empathy
- Manipulative Bastard: How he preys off of Anemone's abandonment issues in episode 36 is downright creepy. "My sweeet little Anemone..."
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: His US voice actor, Kim Strauss, is also an Amazon.com bestselling author for a childrens' book.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Pet the Dog: In a flashback right before he dies to his and Holland's childhood in the manga. May count as both a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, Tear Jerker, and Alas, Poor Villain all at the same time.
- Posthumous Character: In The Movie.
- Self-Made Orphan: Dewey kills his and Holland's father in an attempt to perform the "Sacrificial King" ritual.
- The Sociopath
- Villain Team-Up: With the Frost Bros. and Gym Gingham in Super Robot Wars Z
- Villain with Good Publicity
- White-Haired Pretty Boy: He's not too pretty but you can see his silver hair flowing in all its glory in his final scene.
Pilot of the Federation LFO, Nirvash typeTheEND. Prone to violent mood swings that can only be controlled through the use of lethal sedatives, she refuses to listen to anyone other than Dewey. Owns a strange badger-like pet named Gulliver.
- Ace Pilot: She's a great pilot who prefers ambush her opponents and rain blow after blow upon them. However, she's only that way because she uses a Psycho Serum before she pilots.
- Alpha Bitch: Acts this way toward Dominic often, but it's probably so that she won't have to acknowledge her feelings for him.
- Badass Adorable
- Beneath the Mask: Acts like a Rich Bitch and Daddy's Little Villain. Though she actually wants out of the situation she is in and is terrified of Dewey.
- Break the Cutie: Her backstory.
- Cute and Psycho: She loves violence, at least when she is on her Psycho Serum.
- Daddy's Little Villain: For Dewey, at first.
- Dark Action Girl: "Ha ha! Wow, what great reactions! That why - I'm going to have to kill you!!!
- Japanese version: "Hello, my look-alike! Want me to kill you?!"
- In the manga: "I'm gonna eat...you...up" She never actually does it, though.
- Despair Event Horizon: She does not take Dominic's desertion well at all.
- Domestic Abuse: She's got it in for poor Dominic for most of the series.
- Evil Counterpart: To Eureka.
- Evil Laugh: When she fights.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes each have a single straight line etched across them.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: Dewey dressed her up as one in later arcs.
- Freudian Excuse
- Heel Face Turn
- Ill Girl: She lives drugged to get away with the process she underwent to become Coralian-like. That doctor even says her resistance to the drugs was her greatest value... Doesn't stop her from being badass
- It Is Dehumanizing: Dewey and Deckard refer to her as an "it."
- Latex Space Suit: She wears a black form-fitting suit when she pilots theEnd.
- Lima Syndrome (ends up falling for Dominic)
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: In the manga. She's a lot nicer, especially toward Eureka. And Dominic at the end.
- Love Redeems: In episode 48.
- Military Brat
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: One can be pretty sure all those drugs and experimentation had something to do with it, but still...
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Either starts out doing this or begins to do this. For most of the series she acts like a Spoiled Brat and Daddy's Little Villain, but it is revealed that she does know what the price of failure is, and that she can be replaced.
- Purple Eyes
- Psychic Nosebleed: In this case, used as an indicator of the abuse her job puts on her mind and body rather than actual psychic powers.
- Psycho for Hire: When she is on her Psycho Serum.
- Psychotic Smirk: Quite often
- Psycho Serum: Played with - she seems to have a growing dependence on a specialized drug, but it serves more as a painkiller which makes her crazy rather than a mutagen.
- Rich Bitch: Acts like one, but actually has very little personal belongings.
- Slasher Smile: Almost all the time when fighting. Geez!
- Sweet Tooth: In the manga.
- Tsundere:She spends most of the series being absolutely brutal towards poor Dominic. Eventually, she realizes she is in love with him and she regrets not telling him how she felt before he went AWOL.
- In the manga, it probably starts during their childhood.
- Tyke Bomb
- Villainous BSOD: After multiple failures against the Nirvash. It gets worse when Dominic seemingly abandons her.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
- You Have Failed Me: Fears Dewey will kill and replace her for failing too much.
- Yum Yum: Mmmmm, strawberry jam.
- Sweet things in general in the manga.
Captain of the Federation flagship Izumo.
Voiced by: Tetsuo Komura (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)
- Big Brother Mentor: Mild version to Dominic.
- Colonel Badass: His rank equates to this. Besides, being willing to take on an entire enemy armada in one ship takes some balls!
- Defector From Decadence/Even Evil Has Standards
- A Father to His Men
- It's Pronounced YOOR-gens
- Punch Clock Villain
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Shipper on Deck: He's all for Dominic/Anemone.
- You Shall Not Pass: Tries to pull this off in Episode 49 with his crew.
New Wave and New Vision Characters
The male protagonist of the video game prequels New Wave and New Vision. After graduating New Wave Academy, a school for future military recruits, he and most of his friends joined the Sawyer Team KLF group. His beliefs and love for Ruri convince him to rebel against the military at the end of the first game, and deliver a captured Nirvash to Holland and Eureka.
In the second game, he, Ruri, and Moondoggie fight against the Azure group and corrupted members of the military, including some of Sumner's old friends, to prevent mass destruction.
- The Cameo: Sumner and Ruri make a brief appearance in the anime.
Voiced by: Michelle Ruff (EN)
Sumner's love interest. In New Wave, she left New Wave Academy after learning about the military's insidious motives. Although her efforts to rebel lead her to aligning with black market dealers, she eventually reunites with Sumner long enough to help him realize what path he should follow.
In New Vision, Ruri is able to meet Sumner again, and they (and Moondoggie) try to stop a military scheme that is driving their own pilots insane. After the conflict is over, she and Sumner remain together.
Voiced By: Liam O'Brien (EN, Uncredited)
One of Sumner's companions when he was a member of Sawyer Team. Between New Wave and New Vision, an experimental drug given to him by the military drives him insane, turning him into one of the main antagonists of the second game.
Renton's strict yet loving grandfather.
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (JP), Steve Kramer (EN)
- Badass Grandpa
- Cool Old Guy
- Crazy Prepared: In the manga, he tells Holland to go to work while throwing a wrench from his toolkit at his head that's specifically labeled "For Holland".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Papa Wolf
- Go-Karting with Bowser: He and Dominic got along really well, even though Dominic was still on the villain team at the time. He even taught Dominic how to fix his bike, and Dominic promised to check up on his grandson. Then again, he never finds out what side Dominic was on at the time.
Charles and Ray Beams
A pair of mercenaries-for-hire and a loving couple. They hold a grudge against Holland and Gekkostate in general.
- Battle Couple
- Changeling Fantasy: They seem to provide an interesting take on this when they adopt Renton
- Despair Event Horizon: Charles's death for Ray.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Enemy, technically, but this trope is Averted either way. The characters who knew them show these two weren't easily forgotten.
- Hotblooded Sideburns: Charles has them.
- Mama Bear: Ray.
- Neat Freak: Both keep their ship, the Swan, utterly spotless, which signifies Ray's Villainous Breakdown when she trashes the ship in her grief over losing Charles.
- Papa Wolf: Charles.
- Parental Substitute: For Renton when he ran away.
- Punch Clock Villain: Nicer to Renton than the good guys...
- However, they hate Eureka because Dewey has convinced them that she's to blame for Ray's infertility.
- Shout-Out: Their names, to pianist Ray Charles and or designers Charles and Ray Eames
- Villainous Breakdown: Ray loses it when Charles dies. It's heart-rending to see the aftermath of her utterly trashing the Swan in her grief.
- Yandere: Ray is a Mama Bear variety.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence
- Broken Pedestal: For a venerated holy man, he sure as hell breaks the mold like you wouldn't believe.
- Bunny Ears Lawyer
- Failure Knight: part of backstory, to an extent.
- Cool Old Guy
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Don't be fooled by his love for pizza.
- The Obi-Wan
- Old Master
- Sacrificial Lion
- Smoking Is Cool