| Lamia Loveless|
|Super Robot Wars character|
Lamia Loveless, as she appears in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2.
|Voiced by||Kaori Shimizu (Japanese)|
|Known relatives||Lemon Browning (Creator)|
|Affiliation||Shadow-Mirror (Advance, OG 2/OGs),|
Getter Team (Advance),
Londo Bell (Advance),
ATX Team (OG 2/OGs)
New Aggressors Team (After OG 2/OGs/OG Gaiden)
|Units Piloted||Angelg (Advance, OG 2/OGs/OG Gaiden),|
Vysaga (Advance, OG 2/OGs/OG Gaiden),
Ash Saver (Advance, OG 2),
Laz Angriff (Advance),
Bartoll (OVA, OGs/OG Gaiden),
Valsion Custom Type-CF (OG Gaiden)
Lamia appears in the following games:
- Super Robot Wars Advance/Super Robot Wars Advanced Portable - Protagonist, with own selectable storyline or non-playable enemy character, depending on player selection
- Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 - Playable character
- Super Robot Wars Original Generations - Playable character and non-playable enemy character
- Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden - Playable character and non-playable enemy character
Lamia also appears in the animated Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation.
- Ash To Ash (Retitled Code: ATA, in the North American localization of Original Generation 2) - Default theme in all appearances
- Kiwamete Chikaku, Kagiri Naku Tooi Sekai Ni (Extremely Near, to the Exceedingly Distant World; retitled So Close, Yet So Far, in the North American localization of Original Generation 2) - Used when piloting the Vysaga in OG2/OGs.
Personality And TraitsEdit
When she first appears, Lamia Loveless is known for having a somewhat stilted speech pattern (causing her to have troubles in speaking in the proper grammar) or a stutter. She tends to be very calm and relaxed, but also a bit awkward socially. Her skills as a pilot are exceptional and efficient, and can operate complicated technology with ease. Her gentle beauty creates an atmosphere that makes it hard for other people to approach her. In Original Generation 2, she shares a mutual friendship with fellow ATX Team member, Excellen Browning, addressing her as "Ms. Excell" (Ex-Oneesama; literally Dear Sister Ex in Japanese) often (although it was really Excellen who suggested that Lamia call her that). She sometimes has trouble understanding human behavior, such as when Excellen gets Buddhas and hot cakes confused in the saying "Like a Buddha in Hell".
Though not displayed in the Original Generation series yet, Lamia possesses a superhuman level of toughness, as she was created as an android. In Advance, she withstood two simultaneous punches from both Mobile Fighter G Gundam's Domon Kasshu and Daimos' Kazuya Ryūzaki, and still came out minimally wounded, despite both men being skilled martial artists and claiming they hit her vitals. However, she is oddly vulnerable through other means, such as passing out from ingesting bad food or drinks like Nadesico's Yurika Misumaru's cooking in Advance and Kusuha Mizuha's beverage in Original Generation 2.
There are two characters that share appearance and personalities based on Lamia from other franchises, both of them, not surprisingly, voiced by Lamia's voice actress, Kaori Shimizu, using a similar voice and tone:
- Signum, from the animated Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's series, where many of Lamia's default mecha, the Angelg's attacks, share similarities to Signum's spells. The two also contain parallel backgrounds and character behavior, in that Signum was once a cold artificial intelligence of the Book of Darkness, until she began to warm up into a better person upon meeting Hayate Yagami.
- Aschen Brodel, in the spin-off game, Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga, is a battle android with a color scheme closely resembling Lamia's. The two share the same theme song Ash To Ash and the Mugen no Frontier drama CD explains this, as Aschen is Lamia's direct predecessor W-07.
In the Advance universe, Lamia Loveless is an artificial human, built by Lemon Browning, and sent by the Shadow-Mirror to infiltrate the Londo Bell. She is the 17th android of the W-Numbers line of androids Lemon built, and is given the codename W17.
If the player chooses the real robot route, the story begins as she just finishes battling minor aliens after her jump. She soon spots a battle between the Giganos forces and three stolen Dragonar mechas, controlled by Ken Wakaba, Tapp Oceano and Light Newman, with the first force pursuing the latter. W17 is caught in the conflict and ends up helping the Dragonar pilots, using the guise Lamia Loveless. Aid comes in form of the Argama and Lamia joins the Londo Bell, along with the Dragonar pilots.
If the player chooses the super robot route, Lamia ends up on Earth after battling minor aliens. She is quickly attacked by the Hyakki Empire forces (the enemies of the Getter Robo series), but rescued by the original Getter Team (Ryoma Nagare, Hayato Jin and Musashi Tomoe ). After driving out the Hyakki Empire, Lamia is adopted to the Getter Team, under the reason that she wanted her machine to be repaired. However, Hayato was suspicious that she may have a second agenda.
Halfway through the events of Advance, Lemon and Vindel Mauser, leader of the Shadow-Mirror, ask her to return, but she refuses, saying her interactions with the Londo Bell have made her realize what the Shadow-Mirror does is wrong. She self-destructs her machine, using the build-in system in her programming, Code: ATA (Ash To Ash), and drives the two away. Afterwards, it is revealed Lemon rescued and repaired Lamia from the wreckage, correcting her stuttering speech pattern. Following this, Lemon reveals to Lamia since she is the only one to discover free will, she is the most successful out of the W-Numbers. Lamia is secretly given her unit back and is allowed to rejoin her forces. In the final showdown between the Londo Bell and Shadow-Mirror, Lamia activates the dimension transposition bomb in Vindel's Zweizergain, in an attempt to stop the asteroid Axis from falling to the Earth. The epilogue of Advance concludes with Lamia, now alone in space, deciding to destroy herself for the second time, believing with her gone, all elements of the Shadow-Mirror will have been destroyed. However, her comrades stop her and convince her to keep fighting by their side. She accepts, persuaded that she will continue to live on free, the way her creator intended her to.
If the player chooses Axel Almer as the main protagonist, Lamia stays in the Shadow-Mirror until the very end. She does not interact with the Londo Bell, thus ends believing fully in the methods of the Shadow-Mirror, making little to no attempts to live freely as Lemon intended her to. She is mostly referred as W17 (Lemon, however, occasionally slips up and calls her Lamia), in Axel's scenario. In the end, she is destroyed, who comments that she, as Lemon's masterpiece, did not turn out as her creator intended.
The events in the Original Generation universe are practically the same, following the scenario if she is chosen as the protagonist in Advance, though she joins the ATX Team instead. Lamia is also tasked with finding Helios Olympus, a former Shadow-Mirror operative who previously jumped into the Original Generation dimension before the rest of the Shadow-Mirror. Although most of the Original Generation cast welcome her presence, SRX Team member Raidiese F. Branstein has his reservations about her, as did ATX Team leader, Kyosuke Nanbu. After Vindel is defeated, she and Gilliam Yeager transport Vindel to a faraway dimension, where he will never be able to return from. Afterwards, Kai Kitamura invites her to join the newly-reformed Aggressors unit, alongside Latooni Subbota, Arado Balanga and Seolla Schweizer.
- Exclusively in Original Generations, Lemon does not repair her speech device completely, instead just updating it, as she states completely repairing it would cause Lamia to lose all her memories. However, as time pass, the speech device becomes worse than before (from a comical point-of-view, after her speech device is repaired, attacking will sometimes cause her voice to totally change without her consent, reflecting the other roles of her voice actress, which ranges from an enthusiastic woman to an adorable, little girl).
After joining the Aggressors, for some unknown reason, Lamia left behind her Angelg and piloted a Guarlion instead (she pilots the Angelg on one occasion to help the Cry Wolves). During a visit to an exhibition of the VTX-001 Bartoll in China, along with her fellow Aggressors team members and Kusuha Mizuha, Lamia was abducted and placed into the core of a Bartool unit, which gives the mass-produced Bartools abilities equivalent to hers. Professor Wilhelm von Juergen attempted to make her submit completely to him, but after remembering ATX Team leader, Kyosuke Nanbu's promise at the end of Original Generation 2, Lamia was able to resist Juergen's influence. She is later placed inside a manned Bartoll unit. In the non-canonical OVA, Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation, the Bartoll was launched to space, where she met Kyosuke and was briefly taken over by the ODE System, before she was bailed out and taken to safety.
In the bonus segment of Super Robot Wars Original Generations, she would encounter Kyosuke inside the Hellgate Facility. Unfortunately for her, right after he successfully rescued her, Juergen, piloting a Valsion Custom Type-CF, delivered a shot at Kyosuke's Alteisen Riese, seemingly aiming for Lamia, who was grasped in its fingers. Thrown out of the reach from the team, the Original Generation characters proclaim a missing-in-action status on Lamia, while they proceed to defeat Juergen.
In the subsequent continuation of Original Generation Gaiden, Lamia was, in fact, not destroyed. She was abducted by Duminuss while the Earth Federation Army fought Juergen. After Duminuss killed Juergen, she resumed the operation of the ODE System, and Lamia was placed as the core of the system again. She was brainwashed, referring to herself as W17, and put in Juergen's Valsion Custom Type-CF and was sent out with a squad of Bartolls to confront Kyosuke and his friends. She fights the Earth Federation Army twice, and in the second encounter, a re-emerged Axel Almer, who survived the battle inside the White Star, allies with the Federation and defeats her. Duminuss, having reprogrammed Lamia, orders her to initiate Code: ATA, but Axel pursues and chastises her on the decision, going so far as mentioning Lemon's name. Lamia is able to grasp a hold of herself, enabling Axel to activate Code: DTD (Dust To Dust), a command rebooting her memory before she was reprogrammed by Duminuss and bails her out from the Valsion. When Lamia awakes, Axel had already left the vicinity.
She reunites with Axel during a rescue mission of the Cry Wolves, and Lamia shows her gratitude to him. She joins the assault on the Swordian Fortress and confronts Duminuss, as well as defeating the Dark Brain and Shu Shirakawa.
Even though she was restored to normal from the ODE System, Lamia didn't fully recover mentally, as not only the events surrounding it were extremely mind-scarring and humiliating especially to her, the usage of Code DTD to her made her question her own humanity. As such, when the team threw a party in the Azuma household, she just took the sidelines, looking depressed despite the team celebrating the birth of Garnet Sunday's babies.
Fortunately, by Second Original Generation, Lamia has put aside such difficulty and humanity, and instead focuses fully as a full member of the Aggressors. While she wasn't involved mainly in big events, she nevertheless helped out be it on the battlefield or gathering information. She is reunited with Axel once again, and this time also helps out his eventual feud with Duvan Org and his attempts to rescue Alchemie. She is also thankfully not hit with such big misfortune as she had in Original Generation Gaiden.
After the battle with Gaia Sabers and Euzeth concluded, Lamia is sent to help out the other artificial bioroid and newest member of the ATX Team, Ariel Org, to solve her short lifespan problem due to her nature as a product of the Idealant Project. The plan is to have Professor Eric Wong to investigate Lamia's architecture and reverse-engineer Lemon's W-Number design from her, hoping that an element from it would be able to solve Ariel's problem.