is a fictional character from the anime, manga and dating sim series, Galaxy Angel. She pilots the Angel Frame known as "Harvester". She is voiced by Mika Kanai, the same person also does the voice for Normad. It is unknown what the "H" in her name stands for, but it should be noted that it is pronounced as "ache," (not as in the English "aitch") as the letter is pronounced in the French alphabet.
Vanilla is very caring and adept at hard work, but tends to behave bizarrely. She is very quiet and expressionless, seldom talks, and when she does, usually in cryptic remarks, religious themes, or just random words. Although seemingly apathetic, she actually possesses a very hot temper. When offended, she lashes out with extreme force, examples being cursing someone with fish scales or leveling an entire city with a laser beam from her gem.
Highly religious, Vanilla takes time off everyday to pray, often stopping in the middle of duty and becoming unresponsive enough to be mistaken as dead. In her quarters is a shrine featuring a tall rotating column that she prays before daily. She often receives “divine revelations,” either commands or visions of prescience, and generally acts upon them with unusual means and results. So devout is Vanilla that she tends to place spiritual matters ahead of everything else, her actions sometimes causing immense harm to herself and others.
Normad is a constant companion, as Vanilla carries him wherever she goes. He often speaks to other people on her behalf while she stays silent, sometimes squeezing or stretching him to simulate facial expressions. Normad is infatuated with her and constantly speaks highly of her, though Vanilla appears either uninterested or oblivious. Despite his praise, she is remarkably neglectful of him, seeming unconcerned whenever he is injured and has on occasion harmed him herself. Nevertheless she can become vindictive towards other people who hurt or threaten to hurt Normad, but doesn't seem to mind the other Angels hurting him.
After her service in the Galaxy Angels, at 17 she became a professor at a military academy and adopted Nano-Nano Pudding as her daughter.
Probably one of the reasons why she takes death very hard is because she was present at the death of her adopted mother, Sister Beryl, and she regretted not being able to save her despite her ability to heal.
Of all the Angels, Vanilla is the one who is the most shy if paired with Takuto, sometimes going so far as to flee the room when her embarrassment becomes too much.
Milfie: "Can I have some vanilla essence, please?"
Ranpha: "Not you, Vanilla essence!"
Vanilla (puzzled): "Yes?"
Takuto chooses to take her to the dance that occurs halfway into the game, Vanilla is reluctant to dance until Takuto takes her hands and positions them before taking her out to the dance floor. Yet Vanilla's subsequent contentment is cut short when Ugi Ugi (literal Japanese romanization, an English approximation of the name might come in the form of "Oogie Oogie" or something along similar lines, depending on the game player's subjective auditory perception), a rabbit Vanilla adopted as a pet earlier in the game, dies of old age despite Vanilla's repeated attempts to heal it (she drives herself to exhaustion in the process). Consequently, Vanilla clings to Takuto and cries, a rare instance in which she expresses intense emotion.
Takuto then learns that Vanilla, because of her ability to heal, takes death very hard, and that this is not the first time Vanilla has been unable to save a life. When Vanilla was a small child, she was unable to save the life of a nun. In a flashback, Vanilla is shown to have been crying then, too, and her hair was much shorter then; because the flashback is from Vanilla's point of view, it is not clear whether the nun was already dead at the time or whether the eventual cause of her death was too severe for Vanilla to heal while the nun was alive. Fortunately, Takuto and the others help her to overcome her grief in the present, and her healing abilities are vindicated at the very end of the game. When the Elsior is heavily damaged in an attack, she uses all of her energy to repair the whole of Elsior to its original perfect condition.
As a result of that action, Vanilla's fears infect her nanomachine pet, which transforms from a small, fuzzy animal to a huge, light blue, ferocious, red-eyed wolfish monster. The nanomachine pet then attacks Takuto on sight. Stricken with guilt and sadness, Vanilla opts to stay behind on the White Moon. Some time later, Takuto realizes that while Vanilla had done so much for him, he'd done nothing for her. As a result, he takes the time to knit her a present, despite having no idea how to knit and much to the amusement of the Angels. When he meets her again, the two are pleasantly surprised they'd made each other mittens. Despite this, Vanilla's fears are still strong, prompting Ranpha to point out that Vanilla is very much an innocent young maiden and so is terrified at the thought of losing the one she loves. It is only after Takuto asks her to marry him while on EDEN that her fears finally fade, prompting her nanomachine pet to transform back into its original, healthy state and cease attacking Takuto for good. In a touching scene, as they go to the final battle, Takuto meets Vanilla in the park aboard the Elsior and gives her a ring engraved with her name as proof of their promise to wed before the two share their first kiss.
In Galaxy Angel II, Vanilla has retired from the military and is currently spreading the usage of nanomachine technology. She is currently staying in NEUE and is on a planet called "Pico". She was also the one who found Nano-Nano Pudding, it is for this reason she calls Vanilla "mommy".