Advance Wars Role Play/Characters

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The Advance Wars Role Play Characters list. Since there's Loads and Loads of Characters, only present characters will be added at first. Most of this works better if you know a bit about the roleplay or the game series it was based on.

Current Characters

Orange Star

Orange Star as a whole provides examples of:

Edmund Warfield

Prior to the RP Warfield led a campaign in the Alara Range, ultimately resulting in the borders shifting and Orange Star taking the whole mountain range. He retired soon after, until recently when Dart was fired from the role and Warfield was appointed as the "new" Commander-in-Chief.

His strength and weakness lie in tag battles - while his opponents are weaker when tagging, his own tag powers are weaker.

Madison Kelton

A former Green Earth naval commander with a down-to-earth personality. She is difficult to anger but determined to face problems head-on.

Madison's units fight better over sea and worse over land. This has the effect of making her sea units superior most of the time and her land units average at best.

Suzanna Mia Harrison

Suzi is the bastard child of a former teen celebrity. Having been raised by a single mother trying to deal with her celebrity status as well as an unplanned daughter, Suzi learned to be independant from a young age and hates it when people are overly sympathetic to her.

Her helicopter units are stronger than those of must other COs, rivalling even Joseph's, but her planes are weak.

Nathan Matthews

A young man from Ozark. He joined the Orange Star Military due to his home being invaded by Blue Moon. He gets better defenses with his direct-attacking troops at the cost of indirect attacks.

Horatio Montegreen

A submarine captain-turned-CO, Horatio prefers to plan ahead using any information he can get.

His units are harder to destroy in areas with high defence and easier to kill in areas with low defence, even moreso than the other COs.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon as a whole provides examples of:

Julia "Rustica" Osborne

A former city girl who grew weary of her rich lifestyle and left to explore Cosmo Land. After in incident in the mountains where she was saved by her latent CO powers and a nearby patrol, she joined the Blue Moon army. Served as a CO in the Blue Moon Black Ops for a few years, but ended up leaving after a scandal was uncovered, only to return recently.

Good at attacking ground units, but her units are poor at hitting air units.

Mira Petra Goryanova

Procella's sister, Mira joined the military after leaving university early. Two years later she started officer training. One year into this training war broke out with Orange Star, ending her officer training prematurely. Mira was appointed to the Alara Range where it was discovered she had the ability to move her troops through hostile weather easily. She was advanced to the final stages of officer training soon after. Following the war she married and moved into civilian government. After Procella was deposed, she was appointed as General of Blue Moon.

Mira's units are completely unaffected by the negative effects of weather and gain a small stat boost in snow. Her powers let her call forth snowstorms.

  • Expy: Her abilities call to mind Penny/Lily and Olaf.

Green Earth

Green Earth as a whole provides examples of:

Raoul Bellenger

Raoul is the second-in-command of Green Earth. He is outspoken and usually the first in line to argue with Thor.

Raoul prefers to use older unit types and struggles to use modern equipment. This is reflected in his abilities, which means he is stronger with the standard units that each faction starts with. His custom units are weaker.

Adrian Ross Sheppard

Adrian is a former soldier who was promoted to CO when his powers developed. He is a calm intellectual who tends to act as a mediator.

His units have strong defences but lower firepower.

Taylor Sullivan

Prim, proper and negotiative, Taylor is the daughter of Green Earth nationalist Sir Edward Sullivan. Taylor inherited her father's patriotism.

Taylor's units have strong defences and low firepower. Unlike Adrian, can switch these around by using her CO Powers.

Rebecca "Blitz" Ferro

A new CO to join Green Earth. Secretly joined the army to try and avenge her dead father, but maintains a polite, cordial appearance to those around her.

Her Explosive Weapons are stronger, while Normal Guns are weaker.

Yellow Comet

Yellow Comet as a whole provides examples of:

  • Imperial Japan

Emperor Ken Kobayashi

A pacifist, Ken is a former orphan who was adopted by the previous Emperor and inherited the title. He will fight back if pushed, however.

His tanks and planes have strong firepower and defensive strength, but he lacks strength with naval units.

Izumi "Hemlock" Date

Makoto Komori

Makoto was born into a rich family who owned a weapons company. She grew bored with being rich and started working in a weapons factory until her family stopped her fraternising with the working class. After settling into the rich lifestyle and having a daughter, she grew bored again and joined the YC Army as an engineer until she was promoted to CO.

Yuriko Maki

Yuriko used to work for the Orion Foundation, a mercenary and weapons development company formed from SMART's remnants before a person known only as Diyu joined and abused their resources. She approaches Yellow Comet with information in exchange for her protection.

Units under Yuriko's command have additional firepower and defence with no real downside. However her CO Powers take a long time to charge up and are inefficient for their price.

Other characters

Stephanie "Herr Strafe" Kaulitz

An anti-war activist from Neue Muenchen. She adopted an alternate personality in order to protest against the Green Earth military's use of Viola's powers during the Dakota Wars but ultimately was arrested.

Blake Roosevelt

A far-right political pundit and evangelist, Roosevelt sparked the ire of Orange Star's command staff by claiming that COs aren't human beings and calling for their removal.

  • As the Good Book Says...: Though he twists the meanings of said passages.
  • Insane Troll Logic: His argument boils down to The Bible saying that people with "anything superfluous" not being accepted into Heaven. Only humans get into Heaven. CO Powers are superfluous. Ergo, COs aren't human.
  • Sinister Minister: Though he's more widely known for his punditry.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: According to him CO Powers render a person a demon, not a human being.

Retired Characters

Orange Star

Robert Chase

Chase is arrogant and lazy, believing himself to be intellectually superior and a better commander than his colleagues. However, he would rather mock his colleagues' faults than try to prove his actual superiority. He is also insecure around independant, assertive and intelligent women.

Chase is skilled when commanding fast units with high movement ranges, having little patience for slower units.

  • Kicked Upstairs: The only real reason why Chase was the second-in-command of Orange Star was so that he ends up with more paperwork and responsibility, rather than because he's earned it.
  • The Lancer
  • Smug Snake

Joshua Bradley Kennedy

Josh is an easy-going new CO. He is relatively new and only really dislikes people who dislike him.

His vehicle units are superior to those of other COs, but his infantry units are weaker.

Andrew Watfield Allistair

A former cadet who left the military to pursue a motorsports career. After an accident which left him blind in one eye and with a limp, he returned to the academy and trained as an officer. His powers surfaced and he became a CO once he finished training.

His ground vehicles are strong while his air and naval units are weak.

James "Grey Fox" Riley

A former special forces operative, Grey Fox is a serious person with a tendency to view the bigger picture than deal with the immediate threat. Recently, however, he's begun to lighten up, but also grown more bitter and resentful.

He was a former member of FOXHOUND before his promotion to CO. He is fiercely patriotic to Orange Star to the point of turning the recently defected Madison back to Green Earth. He fled the country for a time before returning captured. He currently has his position back on pain of death.

Grey Fox's ground units do well against expensive units, but struggle against cheaper units. His air and sea units fight on a level on par with everyone else.


Special operations soldier who had a sidekick squad to himself. Retired by jumping off the Independence tower and vanished halfway down after player quit the RP and forums.

Dan "Dart" Gallagher

The former leader of Orange Star, Dart was once a hotheaded character, but has since mellowed out into a strong leader- he needs to be with several subordinates hating the guts of each other. He has a caring side, which he tries to avoid showing.

Naval units under Dart's command are more powerful, but his air units are inferior to other COs' air units.

Vasco Rodrigues

A recently promoted CO, Vasco would have been a prodigy if he'd wanted to be, but he chose a military career over an academic one. He is level-headed and calm, but somewhat antisocial.

His soldier units are fast and powerful but all his indirect-combat units are slow-moving with low firepower. What affect this would have on Mortar Infantry is currently unknown.

Katalina "KT" Dominguez

Quiet motormouth with an expertise in computing and robotics. Her origins are shrouded in mystery.

Her units gain firepower benefits per terrain star.

Kari "Kestrel" Stevens

A girl from a military family, Kestrel wanted to become a pilot like her father. She has a laid-back, teasing personality.

Kestrel's air units have increased defensive strength, but her non-air direct units have low attack power.

Blue Moon

Rakshata Chawla

Rakshata is a scientist from the India-like state of Grey Meteor. She considers her inventions as her "children" and is generally very laid back. Quite literally, if there's some comfortable furniture around

Her abilities do not affect any units. Instead, she can deploy three unique units on the battlefield and use her CO Powers to replace them if they are destroyed.

Georgy "Anton" Alekseev

Anton is a CO with a slight sense of moral superiority, despite his relative newness. He has some confidence issues and talks with a stutter.

He doesn't have any day-to-day strengths or weaknesses. He instead relies on his CO Powers, which boost his units strength and HP.

Petr Wrangel

Petr was the most senior CO in the BM, having joined at the age of 16 and served until his untimely death by assassin to the mature year of 65. Enjoyed grumbling, complaining about new things and tea. Also had a bastard child D serving in Orange Star of whom he never found out really.

His strengths were infantry and artillery units, which received both offensive and defensive boosts. On the other side, his ground vehicles were weakened. CO Powers boosted both powers on all units.

Felix "Apollo" Adams

The son a former senior Blue Moon CO.

Katerina Joanna "Procella" Goryanova

Procella is the "Tsarina General" of Blue Moon, in charge of the whole nation. She tends to let her advisors deal with civillian matters and let her focus on the military. Procella is known for her acute paranoia.

Procella's units fight better under cover and as such struggle in open space.

Iosef "Joseph" Georgei Pokryshkin

Joseph is a rather perfectionist former pilot and as such can appear to be arrogant. He gets agitated very easily when Blue Moon is in danger.

His air units are better than anyone else's and he also has an affinity for short-range ground vehicles. His naval units perform poorly, however.

Sigrid "Electroma" Hennelzen

Electroma is the very loud daughter of a wealthy weapons manufacturer. She is scarred and bald after too many close encounters with electricity. She works for Blue Moon's military as a weapons developer.

Electroma is good with modern, custom-developed units but poor with traditional/basic units.

Green Earth

King Ingvar "Thor" Halgrind I

Thor is the "King" of Green Earth. He has a interest in other cultures and an open mind, but shows no remorse whatsoever in battle.

In combat, his units gradually increase their offensive strength while their defensive strength diminishes.

Natsuki Saito aka Kiku Kurosawa

Natsuki is a mercenary CO, working for Green Earth. She grew up in a ninja village run by a clan called the Shahouke. She attracted a lot of attention from the criminal underworld and ended up working for a company called Specialist Manufacturing And Research Technologies as an assassin. After her contract was terminated, she was threatened with execution.

This forced Natsuki to go undercover and change her identity. She currently operates under the name of Kiku Kurosawa, and was later hired by Green Earth. She is very secretive and ambiguous, giving an aura of fearlessness while hiding her true emotions and vulnerability.

When Kiku is commanding, her units always strike first (albeit with less power during her enemy's turn). Her long-distance attacks are also weak.

Arne "Osprey" Hex

A former sky pirate turned CO.

His air units are strong but his ground units are weak.

Stevan Gavrilov

PR manager turned CO with Blue Moon parentage. Was meant to be a member of Wrangel family's branch but left unrealized after player quit. His strong side were cheap units which performed better, and weakness were expensive units that underperformed as result.

  • Rousing Speech: Was part of his CO powers.
  • Zerg Rush: Invoked. Stevan specialized in cheap units and could raise more of them with his powers.

Amelia "Aurica" Rockford

Sheppard's childhood friend, Aurica has something of a mysterious aura. She is very similar to Sheppard in that she dislikes internal conflict and tries to keep the peace amongst her fellow COs.

Aurica is adept with cheap, light units. She struggles to use heavy, more expensive ones.

Juliet Viola Abandonato

The former Commander-in-chief of Green Earth, Viola was the last person to hold the rank of "Field Marshal" before Thor took over. She has one of the largest backstories in the RP.

Viola was born 25 years prior to the start of the RP to a couple of pest exterminators. As a child she was bullied because of her given name, which made her resent it and prefer to use her middle name. She was successful in her education despite this and finished a degree in toxicology. She was later drafted into the Green Earth military and ended up in an anti-personnel unit.

Green Earth and Orange Star were called upon by their counterparts in Omega Land to assist in an anti-terrorism operation. It was during this time that she developed her hatred of Orange Star (due to how they treated her differently due to her relative attractiveness) as well as her CO Powers. Her boss, Sepp Mengele, tried to use her powers to fashion a weapon. He failed, the attempt was covered up and Viola would retain no memory of these events.

Viola later worked up to become leader of the Green Earth military, a title which she kept for over a year before having a major psychological breakdown. She has since returned briefly to offer Adrian advice in running the military.

Her abilities gave her an attack boost against enemy soldiers but less attack for her own soldiers. Her CO Power damaged low-cost enemy units with Deadly Gas. Her Super Power caused concentrated acid rain to fall and inflict 1-3 damage to all enemy units.

  • Confusion Fu: Her SCOP is a minor case. It has a chance of doing 1, 2 or 3HP of damage to enemy units. Most of the time it'll do 2 and averages at 2.1.
  • Deadly Gas: Her CO Power contains many forms of toxic gas as well as something to turn it purple.
  • Doppelganger: While it's implied that everyone has one, Viola technically has three: her alternate universe self, Rosabella too due to being identical twins and by extension, Rosabella's alternate counterpart.
  • Embarrassing First Name: She was bullied because of her first name. Only a few people have ever been allowed to call her Juliet - only Thor, Procella and family members.
  • Evil Twin: Subverted - both her and her twin Rosabella could be considered evil, but for different reasons.
    • Double Subverted on her return: she's still hardly nice, but she's not outright evil.
  • She's Back, but only a few people outside Green Earth know - only Procella, Rustica and Sigrid.
  • Poisonous Person
  • Put on a Bus: Twice.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Due to the nature of her powers, she's immune to toxins and all units she controls or are allied to her are protected from her powers. Usually.
  • Tag-Team Twins: She and Rosabella used to do this all the time.
  • Theme Naming: Flowers, as with PanicAttack's other characters.
    • Theme Twin Naming: Viola and Rosabella's names and middle names are all Shakespearian.

Yellow Comet

Christopher "Caligari" Davidson

Caligari is a wandering fellow from Green Earth whose true loyalty is to science. He used to work for Research and Development in Orange Star but later joined Yellow Comet due to their focus on technological development. He is prone to mood swings, but generally jovial. He holds two phDs, in Physics and Medicine, and is a Professor of Physics.

He doesn't have any day-to-day abilities, but his powers let him reverse the effects of damage done to them.

Sae Sakurazaki

Sae was transferred from Macro Land at the request of Empress Kimura. She respects the words of both Ken and Empress Kimura as law, but will speak out if she feels that they're morally wrong. She is also a shrine attendant and devoted to her beliefs.

Sae's strength lies not in her own abilities, but denying her enemies their own. Her powers turn the CO Power system on its head, meaning that when she attacks, she can drain the enemy's power meter rather than fill it.

Cornelius Westonshire, esq.

Esquire, as he's simply known, is a CO originally from Green Earth who emigrated to Yellow Comet. He believes that combat should be "gentlemanly" and honourable.

Esquire's units fair better in rain and snow, but perform poorly in sunshine or sandstorms.

Katsumi Tomiko

Katsumi seems to alter between sociable and unapproachable depending on what she's doing. She enjoys tea far more than most other characters but can be a little bit impatient.

Katsumi's units can move further than other COs but can't get as many terrain stars.

Juri Han

A taekwando practitioner who left her kwan after she injured her instructor when her power activated. She enjoys being provocative and deceiving her enemies, with any relationships with her being purely on her terms.

Hanako Mori

Hanako is a prodigious scientist who works for Ken. She is knowledgable in many matters including botany, human biology, military matters, history, art and aikido. She is creative and calm, yet fastiduous. Because of this, she was made second-in-command of the Yellow Comet military, below only Ken himself.

Hanako used to work as a flower shop assistant at a place called Midori no Hana in her youth. She also worked for many civillian research companies before she joined the Yellow Comet military.

Units under her command have increased firepower on plains, forests and coral reefs, but less firepower on roads.

Aya Tsukino

An orphaned artist, Aya is an introverted person who thinks highly of her art but dismissive of works she was forced to create. She has some trouble when it comes to being sociable but is protective of those younger than herself.

Aya's units are weak, but unaffected by weather. Her Super Power allows her to attack at firepower equivalent to full HP, regardless of actual HP.

  • Creator Backlash - Mild in-universe example. Aya looks down on her own work if she was forced to make it.
  • Meaningful Name - Depending on the kanji used, Aya can mean either "colour" or "design". She's an artist.
  • Parental Abandonment - First her parents were killed then her older sister (who took on the role of legal guardian) stopped providing for her and her siblings.
  • The Unfavorite
  • Weather Control Machine - Aya is one, minus the whole machine thing.

Shino "Ryouta" Akiyama

Ryouta is a former visual kei rocker whose band failed to reach mainstream popularity. He was injured in a car accident and miraculously survived, apparently due to his then-dormant CO Powers. As such he joined the Yellow Comet military.

Ryouta's units take less damage from direct attack.

Black Hole

Siegfried "Hawke" von leiter

The Big Bad of Black Hole, their founder and all round Magnificent Bastard par excellence. Leader of the Circle of Four, the founding Black Hole COs. While he and the Circle originally agreed to stay out of Cosmo Land's affairs, he is working to provide Black Hole with a backup to open armed diplomacy, should the need arise.

Elizabeth "Lash" Churchill

The Circle of Four's second in command and resident batshit crazy 19-year-old science nut. Lash is working with Odin and Stonewall to destabilise Yellow Comet.


The only as-yet-unseen member of the Circle. His actions, goals and, well, anything about him are currently unknown.

Adric "Flak" Fedorov

The muscle of the Circle, Flak was the leader of Black Hole's armies until he delgated it to Odin. Flak was working with a dissident sect of Green Earth citizens to cause havoc, but was shot and killed during a standoff with Raoul.

Terrance "Eastwood" Farkas

Former field marshall of alt!Green Earth, now President of the alt!World. Whilst retired from the military, he always seems to find himself commanding armies or whatnot. He was placed in charge of maintaining relations with Cosmo Land. He decided to stand against the Circle's decision to attack Yellow Comet.

  • Backstory - Lead Green Earth to their eventual demise, all the while caring for his wife, Ironside, and their daughter Katie.
  • Badass Mustache
  • Blood Brothers - With Odin
  • Expy of Gambit - The consumate foreign charmer, although he's much less self centered.

Eva "Ironside" Lorin

Former tsarina of alt!Blue Moon, now head of Science & Industry. Horrible injured in a bombing, she is confined to a life-supporting wheelchair. She is currently residing in Green Earth as Black Hole ambassador. She decided to stand against the Circle's decision to attack Yellow Comet.

  • Backstory - Once the forceful, warmongering Tsarina of Blue Moon, tempered by her daughter and a bomb.
  • Beautiful All Along - Before her wheelchairification, she was quite the looker.
  • Catch Phrase - Well, two Catch Sounds really. "hhh" and "squeak".
  • Expy of Von Bolt - At least, appearance wise. Personally she's more along the lines of Sonja or Nell.
  • Ice Queen

Johnathan "Odin" Taylor

Former commander in chief of alt!Orange Star, now Lord-General of Black Hole's armies. Relished the chance to join Black Hole and flex his more ruthless streak, he is currently working with Lash and Stonewall to assault Yellow Comet.

Gregor "Stonewall" Gordrech

Former Emperor of alt!Yellow Comet, now nothing more than the Circle's errand boy. Deeply resentful of his past actions, but hesitant to rebel against Black Hole for fear of his own life. He was dragged along by Odin and Lash on their crusade to Yellow Comet.

  • Always Someone Better - His opinions and ideas are always sidelined or outright ignored. It doesn't help him sleep at night.
  • Backstory - Took over alt!Yellow Comet violently, then was forced to surrender two days later. Good job, idiot.
  • Bad Dreams - Not just when he's asleep, either. Haunted by a hallucination of his dead comrade.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Expy of Gaius Baltar - The past tragedies he's been a hand in were never his fault, although his head!Hanako likes to let him know otherwise.
  • Stone Wall - It's even his name damnit.

Maria "Eris" Onette

Formerly Odin's second, now chief of intelligence for Black Hole. Rumour has it she has a pretty nasty side to her, but she appears to be able to keep it in check. She's currently in Orange Star, working to maintain relations between them and Black Hole.

Alexandr Molotov

Lady Ironside's former second in command, now her chief aide. His only allegiance is to Ironside, his proverbial big sister.

  • Expy of Seifer - The Knight, willing to put his life on the line for his Sorceress.


Stanley "Knife" Orwell

Emi "Empress" Kobayashi


A rogue scientist who worked on bioweapon research submarine AB04. She created her own mooks called "biogeckos".


Nicole's daughter, who was left paralysed after a burglary. Ada was used as part of an experiment to streamline a CO's abilities to command. She was freed when Yellow Comet's COs came to AB04 and found out about the experiment.