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List of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order characters

The following is a list of characters from the Battle Angel Alita: Last Order manga by Yukito Kishiro. With the exception of a few characters who appeared previously in Battle Angel Alita, the majority of the characters who appear in Last Order are new. Some of them are based on fan submissions that were submitted to Kishiro for character ideas that he has adopted and expanded on.

Main Characters

Alita

Caerula Sanguis

Desty Nova

See also: Desty Nova.
A prodigal scientist who goes beyond the seemingly mad, amoral man in Battle Angel Alita and becomes a more complex ally and advisor. He appears in several incarnations, due to his clonable biochip brain and ability to restore himself through nanotechnology.

Elf & Zwölf

See also AR-11/Elf and AR-12/Zwölf

Ping Wu/The Weasel

A hacker extraordinaire, refugee from the outside world and justice, saves Alita and company after Mbadi expels them from Ketheres to burn up in atmospheric reentry. He offers to assist Alita rescue Lou's brain from the Ketheres brain matrix. Although Alita distrusts him, she has no recourse, giving Ping one of Nova's brain chips as partial payment. Ping turns out to have a history with Trinidad and Ketheres, as it was he who stole the secret of nanotechnological longevity and spread it to the masses. He attempted to hack into the first Zenith of Things Tournament, but failed. Barely escaping with his life, Ping lost his left arm, which is now a robot named Kale who assists him. He spent 100 years in hiding in Robo-Asyl. He is officially listed as a member of the Space Angels' pit crew, and provides Alita with technical support when she invades Melchizedek.

Sechs

See also AR-6/Sechs

Aga Mbadi/Trinidad

Officially the assistant chairman of LADDER, the Tiphares council and a celebrated hero, is known as because he has the brain chips of three Tipharean geniuses inside his own head. Mbadi has more power and hidden agendas than most realize. Officially a supporter of the Mars Kingdom Parliament, he had Queen Limeira's father assassinated for yet undisclosed reasons. He directs the development of the transhuman world and the cooperation between the powers of the solar system. LADDER's military forces including its interplanetary peacekeepers and special forces who use stealth camouflage to make themselves invisible also fall under his command. Part of his rise to power appears to have been because of a mission to Pluto in which he appeared to be the sole survivor. Mbadi had a previously close relationship with Caerula Sanguis that has not yet been fully revealed. The two were once friends, and Mbadi knows quite a great deal about Caerula's background and her capabilities as a Type-V mutant. This relationship however has since evolved into one of mutual hostility, and both now seek to kill each other. Mbadi attempted to kill Alita and her companions after capturing Desty Nova soon after they arrived in Ketheres by ejecting them into space, but they were rescued by Ping. He takes an interest in the Space Angels after they enter the Zenith of Things Tournament (ZOTT). Mbadi is a powerful hacker and the only one who is a match for Ping. He can hack into cyborg bodies by just being in the same room as his targets, but in Alita's case, requires direct contact. He is a master of yoga and the ancient martial art of Kalarippayattu.

Tiphareans

Lou Collins

See also Lou Collins
In Last Order, Lou’s body is found by Nova in the Disposal Division of the MIB Core, but her brain chip is missing. Finding out that Lou’s brain is likely part of a larger matrix of brains that is part of Melchizedek in Ketheres, Alita decides to accompany Nova, Sechs, Elf, and Zwolf to Ketheres in search of it, even though this brain will only contain Lou’s memories prior to her initiation. Lou herself appears only indirectly for the main part of the series, but remains a strong motivation for Alita.

Nola Defarge

Nola Defarge, known in Japan as , is a young woman who lives in Tiphares, but hasn't had her brain switched for a biochip. She survives the breakdown of Tiphares society and her parents' suicide, and joins a group led by Jim Roscoe. With Pam Mahan and David Frank she sets out to find Desty Nova's lab and stumble upon the newly awakened Alita. Nola follows Alita through the chaotic city for a while and learns how to deal with her hopelessness in the process. She stays in Tiphares and helps with the rebuilding process.

David Frank

Another young survivor with his own brain intact, David Frank is a friend of Nola's and Pam's. He meets a grisly end while helping Jim Roscoe to breach the MIB core in Tiphares.

Marge Mahan

is Pam's assigned mother. Unlike other adults, she seeks to bring peace to Tiphares by reconciling the adults and children. After Sachumodo is defeated by Alita, she emerges as the leader of the Tipharean survivors.

Pam Mahan

is a young, slightly ditzy girl and a close friend of Nola Defarge. She reminds Alita of Lou, and it is is theorized that they come from the same genetic stock.

Jim Roscoe

is one of the deviants of Tiphares society, much like Desty Nova and Daisuke Ido. He becomes Nova's protegé and seems to have a bright future with him until Nova brings down Tipharean society by revealing the secret of Tiphares to all. Jim kills Nova to see if he told the truth about the brain chips. This begins his spiral into despair over the state of the world. Jim assumes the leadership of a band of children and young adults, but is killed when facing his stepfather Casey, but lives on as a copy in his giant robot Sachumodo. He ultimately chooses to destroy himself to escape Nova.

Casey Roscoe

Casey Roscoe handles Nova's revelation of the brainchips differently than most, considering them to make those like him who have gone through the Tipharean initiation more than mere humans. He seeks to restore order to Tiphares with a band of adults. When going to the MIB core he faces Jim, his assigned son, and is subsequently killed by Sachumodo.

Deckman 100

One of Nova's creations, Deckman 100 is specially built to repair and maintain Alita's Imaginos body. He has been reprogammed to loyally follows Alita wherever she travels, addressing her as "Master".

Sachumodo

is a monstrous robot created by the MIB facilities, hacked by Jim Roscoe. Originally meant to be a protector, he becomes a tool of vengeance and destruction when Jim dies, leaving his memories and detached nihilism in the robot.

Kunstlers

Gelda

is the woman who saved Erica and Yoko (Alita) when they were children from a squad of Martian soldiers and took them into Grünthal. Alita considers Gelda her master. She taught Yoko and Erica the Übergeheimnis combo Hertzer Nadel. Gelda has only appeared in Alita's flashbacks thus far and her status is unknown.

Erica

is a girl slightly older than Yoko, who saved her from being shot by a Martian soldier and accompanied her partway across a minefield. She appears to be Yoko's closest friend while they were both training as Künstlers, and was more confident and outgoing than she was. Tzykrow also mentions that Yoko used to cling to Erica and that she only really became effective because of his training in the Kammer Gruppe. Erica has only appeared in Alita's flashbacks thus far and her status is unknown. Alita's memories of a young Erica suggest that they were either separated from each other after a certain age, or that her memories of Erica have yet not fully returned.

Tzykrow

is a former Höher Krieger of the Mauser School and the Kammer Gruppe instructor, known both as "The Raven" and "Tzyk the Brute." He is now a major of the High Order Squad, a group of LADDER special forces soldiers under Trinidad’s direct command. Alita runs him into again 200 years after she was a former subordinate of his in the Kammer Gruppe when she infiltrates the Ketheres Central Core Block during the Z.O.T.T. to recover Lou’s brain. After she dispatches two of his fellow guards, Tzykrow manages to slip through Alita’s attacks and hit the override switch of her EVA suit, shutting off her stealth mode. After the introductions, Tzykrow reminds Alita of the results of the last mission she undertook as Yoko, Operation Maulwurf, and how she was supposed to self-destruct to avoid capture. He then fights Alita and initially has the upper hand, but then Alita recalls who she is and starts to press him. Tzykrow resorts to using Kurz Bombe Kunst, managing to hit Alita’s arms with several of the tiny bombs. Alita’s use of an original technique on him, the Plasma Bissen, completely surprises Tzyk, who falls to Alita's use of the Geheimnis Einsatzrhythmen, followed by Hertzer Nadel. He manages to escape the destruction of his body by distracting Alita with an eyeball bomb and detaching his head via his Seinerweisen. When Tzykrow opens a communications channel to contact Trinidad, Ping is able to hack into the channel and electrically shock him, disabling his circuits, if not frying them outright, and causing him to fall unconscious into the depths of the core.

Trykrow is a direct reference to the character Zycrow seen in Yukito Kishiro's previous manga series Aqua Knight, both in name and appearance.

Scrapyard residents

Kaos

See also Kaos
Kaos makes a brief appearance in Last Order. As Alita travels through the crumbling Tiphares above, Kaos proposes a great plan of connecting the Scrapyard with the floating city to Vector, the Tower of Tiphares that Lou Collins had proposed to him in Battle Angel Allita. Vector puts in him shackles to test his dedication to his idea and tells him to return in a year. One year later, Kaos is reduced to a shadow of his former self. With the help of Koyomi, he goes to meet Vector the year to the day of their previous meeting. By chance or some higher power, he receives a paper airplane that Alita threw from Tiphares. Using his psychometry on the paper airplane to see what Alita has seen, Kaos regains his focus, easily beats Vector's guards, and wins his backing.

Koyomi K

After Den's death in Battle Angel Alita, Koyomi tries to find a new meaning in life, but she has trouble becoming the great photographer she wants to be. When she meets and helps Vector to realize his plan, things start changing for her however.

Vector

Ketheres residents

Lambda Nam Nam

is the leader of the independent robots who exist in a symbiotic relationship with Ketheres, performing maintenance in exchange for a power source. Considered a friend by Ping, he exiled Ping for rescuing Alita, Sechs, Elf, Zwölf and Deckman 100 after they were expelled from Ketheres by Aga Mbadi. When Ping and Alita later returned to Ketheres, he had all the entrances that they knew of sealed to prevent them from reentering. Lambda Nam Nam has a change of heart after witnessing Ping's sacrifice for Alita. Following her defeat by Super Nova, he had his robots gather the remnants of her body along with the Fata Morgana, implored Melchizedek to save her.

Leviathan 1 residents

Jack Gerambo

is a reporter for Combat TV who is first introduced during Alita and Zazie's quest through the combat chamber to capture all the flags. He has his crew deliver them to the final flag as part of a deal struck with Ping Wu in exchange for an interview with them. Gerambo later covers the Zenith of Things Tournament (ZOTT) with the aid of martial arts scholar Hegeor Hopper.

Hegeor Hopper

is a martial arts scholar who provides commentary and analysis alongside Jack Gerambo during the ZOTT. His knowledge of martial arts techniques and history is very comprehensive, as Caerula Sanguis acknowledges, and he realizes that Alita is possibly a surviving Kunstler. During the Space Angels' fight against the Starship Cult, the Cult's leader Whophon unleashes a deadly hypnotic technique that causes members of the audience to spontaneously combust. Hopper is one of those affected, but is able to mentally block out the fact that he actually is afire in the belief that it is an illusion. He survives his burns and continues to cover the ZOTT.

Giraud

A young, orphaned boy who belonged to Colonel Payne's juvenile infantry school, briefly escaped and stole Queen Limeira's talking teddy bear König from her. He eventually returned König to Alita, who turned him into the authorities, without knowing that he would be returned to Colonel Payne's school. Queen Limeira bought his platoon in an attempt to save him, but Zazie and Alita got to a flag capture point too late, after Giraud and his entire platoon had been killed in combat.

Colonel Payne

was originally the heartless owner of a juvenile infantry school, providing children to fight wars for entertainment on the space colony Leviathan 1. He owned Giraud's platoon and Zazie was a former member of his school. After being dispatched by Alita for using innocent children as cannon fodder, Colonel Payne stays in her psyche as a Jungian shadow, embodying her dark side and, ironically, exerting more influence on her in his death than in life.

Rem Ray

Ping Wu's ex-girlfriend, is a field surgeon who operates on survivors of the war games in Leviathan I. Although she helps Ping and Alita meet Martin, she rebuffs his attempt to get back together with her after he went into hiding on Ketheres for 100 years. Later on however, Desty Nova in the form of Portanova contacts her for assistance after Ping is attacked by LADDER special forces, nearly killing Ping.

Martin Tsang

A morbidly obese man and Ping's former partner in crime, was known as the "Skunk". He survived Trinidad's assault on Ping and his fellow hackers and established himself as a commodities broker on Leviathan I. After Ping met him again after 100 years, the two got into a major fight for Martin's backing out on Ping, but he ended up helping Ping out by sponsoring the Zenith of Things Tournament team headed by Alita, the Space Angels. Ping uses his likeness to fool LADDER cameras that are spying on him when he is in Ketheres.

Mars Kingdom Parliament

The Mars Kingdom Parliament is a constitutional monarchy sponsored by LADDER and one of three factions fighting for control of the planet Mars. The Kingdom Parliament has a unique philosophy in that it has officially rejected the Methusalization made possible by Ping Wu's discovery that enables people to become effectively immortal, believing that human life has more value because of mortality. As a result, they are sympathetic to causes such as that of Guntroll which attempts to save children.

König

A talking teddy bear that Queen Limeira has had with her since she was a toddler, it has not yet been revealed what 's true nature is. His first appearance at a LADDER meeting led the Venusian and Jovian factions to suspect that Queen Limeira's dead father had transplanted his brain into König because his name means "king" in German. He appears to be capable of speech and independent thought.

Queen Limeira

The constitutional head of the Mars Kingdom Parliament, is young, but has a wisdom beyond her years, being able to confound even Aga Mbadi. However she tends to lapse into a younger, more immature version of herself more reflective of her actual age, partly due to her behavior around König. It has been suggested that she is a ventriloquist who often uses König as a mouthpiece. However, when König does speak, it is usually to make serious policy pronouncements or statements on behalf of the Mars Kingdom Parliament. Her father the king was assassinated under Mbadi's orders, but she has yet to discover this fact.

Zazie

Queen Limeira's devoted escort and bodyguard, Zazie, known in Japan as , has served her since she was a toddler. She was a survivor of Colonel Payne's school and as a result is a highly trained and skilled soldier especially in the use of firearms. She discovers Alita and Ping as stowaways on the Mars Kingdom Parliament's spacecraft and nearly self-destructs in order to kill Alita. Later on however, she assists Alita in the combat chamber on Leviathan I by capturing the flags scattered throughout the chamber in order to atone for their failure to save Giraud's platoon on time. She fights and defeats Hogan, a member of the Space Karate team, and helps Alita in her fight against the leader, Toji.

Zenith of Things Tournament competitors & affiliates

Guntroll

Also known as the Stellar Nursery Society Team, the Guntroll are formed from a group that takes care of children. With widespread immortality through advanced nanotechnology, children are widely seen as a threat. Guntroll fight in the tournament to win the first prize of nationhood, which would allow them to create a safe place for children they rescue.

Caerula Sanguis

Qu Tsang

Second-in-command of the Guntrolls, is a dark-skinned cyborg woman with clearly visible mechanical arms. Her appearance is probably the less menacing of the whole team, as even in combat she appears clothed like a nursery school's teacher. She do hold her own in combat however, and demonstrates to be a formidable foe, quickly defeating Elf and Zwölf and then Sechs, only to be mercilessly dismembered by Alita seconds later. She survives the fight, and is last seen recommending Caerula "not to get killed".

Getz & Koen

A cyborg clad in an armor-like suit with many scar on his face, that of a human old man, fights againts Sechs, Elf and Zwölf. He appears to have a little degree of arrogance, as he deems his enemies "too little" for him, as he usually fights building-size robots. He fights using a peculiar rotation technique based on the blade-like appendages located on his armour and a gigantic, jet-propelled sword dubbed "Dizaster". More importantly, he is always seen with a mechanical monkey named , mainly responsible of assisting Getz in combat with its wrist-mounted batons. Getz is also protected by a powerful shield, which in turn is useless against Koen, who can travel freely inside it. Sechs notices this and uses the monkey at her own advantage, impaling it and nullifying Getz's barrier, before stabbing and defeating him.

Niz

One of the most normal-looking members of Guntroll, fights with an enormous, armor-like exoskeleton similar to a mecha, armed with catapults on each of its extremely long arms. Niz himself is not prone to fight like his comrades, but when urged can hold his own and demonstrates it as he engages Sechs. He attacks by throwing punches at very high speed using his arm-catapults, or throwing items and/or his own enemies, obliterating them with the impact. This turns out to work against him when Sechs, before being launched, binds Niz's head with an elastic belt and, using it to prevent herself from being launched, defeats him with her Solenoid Quench Gun.

Saya

Last member of the Guntrolls, no more than an ordinary human nurse teacher, and a young one of all things, appears to be carefree and always prone to smile, even when facing brutal opponents. She appears to be a competent fighter, specialized in throws, but instead of going to a probable slaughter at the hands of Alita she is ordered to stay behind by Caerula.

Space Karate team

Gavit

An arrogant practitioner of the Gadokai style, 's strength and endurance was such that he could break a tank leg in half with a single kick. Gavit earned the nickname "Scarab" for his habit of pummeling his opponents until they resembled balls of compacted metal. He was defeated by Alita in the Combat Room of Leviathan I when his torso exploded from the strain he suffered using his "phalanx" punching technique.

Hogan

's cyborg body was modelled after a bird of prey, complete with wings, talons and a beaked face. Although Zazie had trouble fighting him at first due to his electromagnetic shield deflecting her bullets, she later wingclipped him with a non-metallic grenade and finished him off with her combat knife. Like Gavit, he was reputed to usually underestimate his opponents.

Toji

Undefeated master of Electromagnetic Space Karate, 's gigantic body and expressionless face gives him the menacing look of a simple brute, in contrast to his calm and calculating personality. He chose to surrender to Alita and Zazie in the Combat Chamber after they earned his respect by wounding and incapacitating him in the midst of his own "Mud Tsunami" death-trap. Toji later vowed to face and defeat Alita in the ZOTT. Currently he is awaiting his match against the Venusians in the quarter-finals. He was a disciple of former Space Karate founder Don Fua (who was also Zekka's comrade during their training), whom appeared sometimes to him as a sort of illusionary guide. In his early years as a karate master Toji was arrogant, but changed drastically after he got at odds with the master of his dojo, accusing its philosophies to have drift far away from those wished by Don Fua.

Zekka

A tall cyborg with slanted compound eyes and dreadlocks, has a reputation for being a brutal and unpredictable fighter. One of the two known combat cyborgs to possess a Fizziroy Body (Sechs being the other), he entered ZOTT to fight for Toji's team during the last matches. Absurdly powerful and extremely confident, he sometimes acted as a non-willing comic relief, such as when his motorbike got sketched by Sechs. He is often seen slacking off, not even going to fight with his team-mate Toji, whom considers a mere young and inexperienced one.

Starship Cult

Lily

Found by Springfoot Jack and used, along with Whophon, to help Jack develop his "Human Sword" technique, became a member of the Starship Cult by merit of having been one of the only survivors of Jack's tests. Lily functions as Jack's assistant, able to take any form that he commands her to and, as a "human sword," hard enough to counter Sechs' Titan Blade. Sechs is able to defeat her by mimicking Springfoot Jack's voice and ordering her to take the form of flan, resulting in her death.

Springfoot Jack

The founder and former leader of the Starship Cult, was a former Stellar Nursery Society alumnus who was left to his own devices along with other "graduates" upon reaching the age of fifteen. After spending fifteen years working dead-end jobs and finally living as a vagrant, Jack finally finds a higher purpose during a chance encounter with a dying clown. Jack's new persona is that of a fat, sinister clown, with incredible powers of hypnotism and extendable legs, arms, neck and fingers which are now attached by powerful springs. His ultimate goal is to face Guntroll, the team representing his former school and which is made up of the teachers that he feels abandoned him so many years ago.

Whophon

An experimental subject of Dr. Gor Din known as Jetan G, is a master hypnotist. He escaped from Dr. Gor Din's lab and was found by Springfoot Jack who tested him alongside Lily and added him to the Starship Cult under the alias Moonchild or MC. Whophon eventually seized control of the Cult from Jack however by using his powerful hypnosis to demonstrate that he was more powerful than Jack.

Anomaly

is not a team, but a single contender of the ZOTT. A "true inorganic life form" as dubbed by Mbadi, it is a nanomachine-based monstrosity born from the surface of Mercury years after the whole planet became covered in uncontrollable nanomachines. Standing dozens of feet in height and spotting a menacing, almost disturbing look, it has humanoid appendages, a thin body and a massive head, but his most prominent feature is a massive penis almost as big as Anomaly itself is, used as a battering ram (in a fashion similar to the movement of a real penis during intercourse) and a powerful energy cannon (dubbed "Libido Cannon"). While gargantuan and enormously powerful, Anomaly was basically instinct-driven and thus easily destroyed multiple times during the tournament, only to repair itself completely in a matter of seconds and then obliterate its enemies. Toji faced this "Freudian nightmare" (as nicknamed by Nova) and was almost defeated when Zekka saved the day and pierced Anomaly's penis with a beer bottle, then used Toji himself as a projectile to cause the beast to overheat and detonate in melted pieces, thus rendering its regeneration completely useless.

Jupiter Seed Team

One of the famed "seed teams" (flagship teams of the planets of the Solar System), the Jupiter Team is recognized as one of the strongest contenders of the ZOTT. Much in line with its planet's standards its strength doesn't come from martial arts mastery, arcane and exotic abilities but from extremely advanced technology.

War-Men 609

The only member of the Jupiter Team, cannot be considered a fighter but an engine of destruction. It sports an array of menacing weapons and a gargantuan size, coupled with the ability to change its form and thus adapt itself to the flow of battle. Normally, the more the fight protracts itself, the more powerful this mechanical beast becomes.

First Form - Übernaut

The first form appears at firs as a gigantic, metallic sphere, 50 meters in diameter and 500 tons in weight. When opened it appears as a semispherical fortress-like creature with a single-eyed, snarling face and clawed "legs", vaguely similar to a turtle. This form mounts high-pressure polymer launchers able to instantly create cubes of durable polymer with which trap its targets or build up simple structures, like pyramids. For mere destruction it has multiple barrages of homing missiles armed with metallic helium warheads, resulting in an exceptionally high explosive power. However, its most powerful weapon is the "Jupiter Mixer", where the machine retracts itself in its semispherical body and then spins ad high speed, creating an enormous cyclonic storm with the external appearance of the stormy surface of Jupiter itself. While enormously destructive, this move left Übernaut's upper center totally umprotected, and Sechs used this fact to his advantage, taking little damage from the Mixer and smashing the machine into pieces with her expansive punch.

Second Form - Vaina Barietsu

Created from mechanical parts that emerged from Übernaut's debris, War-Men 2nd form is a floating, conical machine sorrounded by three appendages, each one of them housing a 100mm, six-barrelled gatling cannon capable of fire special ramjet projectiles at high speed and precision. A resilient net capable of creating EMP impulses is located at the bottom of its central section. This form was almost capable to destroy Sechs, who at the time was entangled in the EMP net and pointed by the machine's cannons when Zazie joined the figh and disabled the net's generators, at the same time injecting Vaina with special projectiles loaded with Berserker cells (the same cells that composed Alita's Berskerker Body) that turned it into a bio-organic monstrosity. While greatly strengthened, as a Berserker Vaina was easily destroyed as Zazie fired several anti-Berserker bullets into it, annihilating the beast and its next two forms.

Final Form - Tunguska

Named after the Tunguska Event, War-Men final form is the least menacing looking and the most powerful: it is a relatively little (some six-seven meters in height), humanoid-like mechanical creature with an almost comical appearance, resembling a stylized, humanoid cat complete with a short tail. Yet, its power is just monstrous: it is so potent that it needs a little wormhole as its reactor, and the entire rings that surrounds Jupiter (similar to a grid-like, incomplete Dyson Sphere) are required to control it. Tunguska is almost completely impervious to any kind of damage, capable to absorb the majority of their output and convert it into additional energy. It is armed with just one weapon, the "Jupiter Beam", an eye-mounted energy beam so powerful that it is capable to demolish the entire ZOTT arena even while completely shielded. While it had Sechs cornered, Tunguska was briefly distracted when it caught and crushed in its fist the remains of Alita's brain. This was its demise, as its body was corrupted and completely crumbled, serving as the material from which Alita was able to resurrect.

Genome Kingdom

The flagship team of Venus, presented after Alita's resurrection, appears to be similar to the Jupiter team, albeit in opposite fields: where the Jovians rely on technology, the Venusians appear to be based solely on an extreme and quite disturbing form of bioengineering, having everything from clothes to furniture shaped from organic matter into grotesque forms.

Hommedufeu

Literally "man of the fire", from the French language, is actually Zekka in his early years, after he became a martial arts master. He is not the same character but a clone, created by Genome Kingdom using his genes after Zekka turned over his human body in favor of a more powerful, cybernetic one. While his face is that of a young Zekka, Hommedufeu sports a menacing, lycanthrope-like body with large clawed hands and feets, a mane around his head and wolf ears. He is almost always silent, responding to orders in polite French, and fights with the same style of his older, cybernetic self. What little was revealed of his technique was a somewhat slower, less experienced method of karate, which was only able to strike Zekka once (albeit with great power) and only because Zekka had let his guard down momentarily.

Type-V mutants

See also Type-V mutant

Victor Byron

The most powerful Type-V mutant and Vilma's husband, was a knight during the Crusades and has been alive for more than 1,000 years, becoming a Type-V mutant after he survived a hanging. He still speaks in an archaic manner reflecting his medieval origins. Victor is the last surviving leader of The Society, a group of Type-V Mutants that has dwindled to a handful members. They accompany him in roaming the snow-covered post-apocalyptic world, killing and eating the humans they find in an area and then moving on. Until the Type-V mutants are the only ones left on Earch, Victor is content to continue this existence uafter which he would kill Jacco and Morse, eat them, then die together with Vilma. Indeed, Vilma is the only other Type-V mutant Victor cares for more than himself, as he nearly committed suicide in his grief and depression after she disappeared in ES 69, and was willing to sacrifice Zapolska to demonstrate human treachery to her. He also threatened to kill anyone who insulted her when Jacco questioned his motivations for leading them into the trap set by Keiran Farrell and left it up to Vilma whether to choose them or the humans of the Farrell Shelter.

Based on his experience of being betrayed and turned into a Type-V mutant and as a result of his Christian beliefs, Victor sees his fate as being heaven-sent and his mission as one to rid the world of "every last sinful lamb". He has a deep distrust of all humans and sees Type-V mutants as the wolves who prey on human sheep. Victor is a skilled swordsman, but his real abilities lie in being able to withstand devastating amounts of damage that would kill any other Type-V mutant many times over. After having gone through and survived numerous states of "Altered Shock" due to his prolonged age, Victor can increase the hardness and durability of his body surface by degrees until it reaches a near impenetrable armored state that is impervious to nearly all of Vilma's deadliest attacks. This final state however, uses up a lot of energy, leaving him a coma for months afterwards. Thanks to this ability, he won the previously recalcitrant Vilma over when she challenged him in ES 32 in Hong Kong by being able to withstand nine out of ten attacks that she threw at him in an attempt to kill him. Realizing that she had been defeated, she was unable to make her tenth attack.

In ES 126, the Cognate encountered Arthur Farrell, the grandson of John Farrell (see Earth Impact winter Survivors). Vilma's hope for humanity was rekindled, but she realized that Victor stood in the way and that there would be no chance for the Merlin Project that Arthur was supervising as long as Victor was still alive. She attempted to kill him, but failed, getting dragged into a prolonged fight that nearly resulted in her death and Victor's near triumph, although he had to push himself to his full armored transformation to withstand her attacks. By chance, the impact winter ended as Merlin predicted, enabling Vilma to deal Victor a death blow before he finished her off. Believing that god had chosen the humans over the Cognate by ending the impact winter, he enjoined Vilma to watch over them and not grieve for him before he died.

Jacco

Styling himself as a cowboy, is a skilled gunman who wields dual Glock 17s in combat, although he also has a knife. The main problem he faces in the post-apocalyptic world is how to maintain and replenish his ammunition supply. In spite of this, he prefers to stick with guns. After Vilma’s prolonged disappearance in ES 69, he is disgusted with Victor’s lapse into deep depression and contemplates challenging him for the leadership of the Cognate. Victor’s willingness to kill him after he insults Vilma when all the Cognate members save her are trapped within Farrell Shelter and her forcing Victor to swear not to kill Keiran and John Farrell make him distrustful of Vilma, and he takes her later meeting with John Farrell in ES 126 more than 50 years later as a sign that she plans to betray them again. Jacco tries to shoot Arthur Farrell, but his bullet is skillfully blocked by Vilma. He then fights her, forcing her to close on him to bring her sword to bear. Vilma is unable to block all his shots, but Jacco looses his footing on some icicles, which causes him to cease firing for a split second. Vilma exploits this with deadly effect. She knocks his guns away, and before Jacco can fire two backup pistols he has concealed in his sleeves, cuts his arms to pieces before decapitating him.

Morse

A huge man, is blind, but has exceptional senses of hearing and smell. Physically powerful, he wields a club that is composed of a metal pole with a large concrete slab at its head. Morse also pulls the sled which contains the group’s provisions and supplies, and can kill a mutant human as large as he is with a single punch to the face. Loyal to Vilma, he barely prevents Victor from committing suicide as a result of his depression and grief at her disappearance. While out hunting in ES 126, Morse is targeted by Arthur Farrell, who manages to skillfully put arrows into the tendons between his muscles and kill him at range, thus emerging from their encounter unscathed.

Zapolska

His faced totally swathed in bandages, wields a pair of knife dusters in combat. He has a brain tumor that appears to have recently metastasized, as he thinks that his long dead daughter Eliza is still alive. This suggests that he is the one of the younger surviving members of the Cognate. When they are invited to have a meal in the Farrell Shelter by Keiran Farrell, Zapolska is the first to fall on some food set before them, but Victor stops Morse and Jacco from eating. The food turns out to be poisoned, killing Zapolska. Victor knew that they were being led into a trap, but uses Zapolska’s death to demonstrate to Vilma that humans are treacherous and cannot be trusted.

Impact winter survivors

Arthur Farrell

is the grandson of John Farrell, and is in charge of the Merlin Project. He becomes the leader of the Bradley Shelter after his fiancée, Haruka, is killed by the leader of the surviving Type-V mutants, Victor Byron. His fame for "defeating" Victor and Vilma allows him to take leadership of the remnants of the human race after the impact winter ends. He realizes that the human race could never survive a second impact, so pushes relentlessly forward to re-establish a human presence in space and on other planets. His ruthless tactics make him an object of fear and hatred, but he never wavers in achieving his ultimate goal. His last act before his death is to give Vilma, the Type-V mutant, the "Fata Morgana." This is a specially encrypted program that can be used to deactivate Melchizedek, the computer that controls Tiphares and Ketheres and helps Aga Mbadi to maintain complete control over Earth.

John Farrell

is the son of Keiran Farrell and grandfather of Arthur. He discovered Vilma Fachiri in the snow after a fight with some mutant humans and took her to the Farrell Shelter, where she was nursed back to health.

Keiran Farrell

Keiran Farrell, known in Japan as , is the leader of the Farrell Shelter, a small shelter community and a former scientist pre-Catastropher who worked on the forerunner of the supercomputer Merlin.

Haruka

Arthur Farrell's fiancée, whom he grew up with, has a gentle nature and is a talented flutist, although she once became very upset with Arthur for inviting Vilma to make him a Type-V mutant after she found out that they lose their reproductive capabilities. A bit naive, Haruka is the only other resident of the Bradley Shelter besides Arthur who trusts Vilma, and believes that Victor Byron will decide to peacefully coexist with them. Fearing a possible repetition of the events of fifty years before, Victor, happening upon Haruka in the woods, attacks her and tries to turn her into a Type-V mutant, telling her that if she can still wish for peace after becoming one then he will truly reconsider his position on humans. The trauma of the transformation and the realization that she will no longer be able to bear children prove too great, however, and Haruka succumbs to blood loss and exposure.

Marcus

The wheelchair-bound leader of the Bradley Shelter, a shelter community of more than 1,000 located near St. Louis, Missouri, is distrustful of Vilma and does not believe in the Merlin project. However after Haruka's death and Merlin's prophecy that the impact winter will end, he realizes that Arthur has galvanized the people of the Bradley Shelter and turns over the leadership to him.

Radha

Arthur Farrell's friend and a student of Vedic math, is one of those working on the Merlin project.

Other characters

Kimpi and Kimpo

In Last Order, Kimpi and Kimpo are respectively, Elf and Zwölf’s TR-55 units, which fulfill the critical purpose of housing their brain chips. How and when they acquired and adopted them for this purpose is not known, as they already have them when they appear with Desty Nova. Kimpo and Kimpi mirror their masters' moods with their facial expressions, appearing agitated or teary-eyed depending on the circumstances. Their use, along with Sechs’ continued use of the interactive interface doll, makes Alita the only fighting member of the Space Angels who is not using such a backup. Kimpi and Kimpo are normally perched on their masters' shoulders and have not yet been seen flying around. They are not stuck there however, as during Round 2 of the Z.O.T.T., Zwölf is able to pick up and recover Kimpi after Elf blows her head off with a .500 caliber revolver as a result of Springfoot Jack’s hypnosis.

References

Trade references

  1. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Angel Reborn. ISBN 1569318247.
  2. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Angel of the Innocents. ISBN 1569319766.
  3. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Angel Eternal. ISBN 1591161355.
  4. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Angel of Protest. ISBN 1591162815.
  5. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Haunted Angel. ISBN 1591162823.
  6. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order The Angel & The Vampire. ISBN 1421500574.
  7. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Guilty Angel. ISBN 1421504332.
  8. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Angel's Vision. ISBN 1421508656.
  9. Yukito, Kishiro Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Angel's Duty. ISBN 142151348X.

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