Ersha (エルシャ Erusha?) is a supporting character that appears in the CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon television series. She is a Norma whom was a heavy artillery member of the First Troop and piloted the Para-mail AW-ZZR520 (ES) Hauser Ersha Custom .
During Julio's attack on Arzenal, she initially joined "Libertus". However, she later switched her allegiance to Embryo, after he used his abilities to revive one of Arzenals children, whom was killed during the attack. She was then given possession of the Ragna-mail EM-CBX003 Raziya but later gives its ring to Jill since she no longer needs it.
After the death of the preschool school children by Salamandinay during the DRAGON invasion Embryo's true nature is revealed. He was just using her as a tool and manipulated her to betray her friends, she realized that Embryo is a Cruel Madman that he never planned to allow the preschool children to exist in his new world. She later becomes disillusioned from Embryo's spell and later defects from Embryo and the Diamond Rose Knights and reunited her friends of Libertus to defeat Embryo.
After Libertus succeeded, Ersha is last seen meeting Vivian's father in his DRAGON form.
Ersha's name is a variation of the Hindu name Esha which means "Desire". This alludes to her strong maternal desire to provide a happy future for the children of Arzenal.
Ersha is a beautiful young woman with green eyes, long pink hair, past her waist, and a kind, gentle face. She is a fairly tall woman with a slender, voluptuous figure and a well-endowed chest.
Her piloting uniform has an orange color scheme that she shares with her para-mail. After joining the Diamond Rose Knights, she maintains her orange color scheme and her ragna-mail shares the same orange color scheme.
When not piloting her mails Ersha wears the standard Norma uniform customized with an orange skirt. While part of the Diamond Rose Knights, she wears the same uniform as the rest of the squad.
Personality & Character
Ersha has a very kind and accepting personality. When Ange was first exiled to Arzenal, she is one of the first to welcome her to the squad along with Vivian. Even before Ange started to open up to others, Ersha continued to be friendly and positive towards her and scolded Hilda, Rosalie, and Chris for sabotaging Ange mail, which caused Ange to be stranded. She along with Vivian went with Arzenal personal to rescue Ange from the island and even brought her food.
She acts as a mother figure to her unit. Vivian commented that her mother and Ersha share the same scent. Of all the Diamond Rose Knights, Ersha’s was the only member who joined their squad for the sake of others rather than for petty reasons such as power, fear of abandonment or a need for self-worth. Her purpose for joining them was based on maternal instincts. She was willing to go against her usually peaceful nature solely to provide a world where the preschool children could be free. This was displayed in a conversation between Ersha and Ange in the Misurugi Palace.
She is better at cooking than fighting in combat.
She is known to have 3 special techniques, their execution and their effect on an opponents are unknown. She also displays considerable physical strength given that she was able to pull back not only Rosalie but Chris as well despite both struggling.
- Ersha Lariat
- Ersha Special Magnum
- Air Ersha Wheel
- Total In-Ersha
She happens to be a chef who would sometimes be assigned to cook for the Arzenal personnel. She, along with Vivian, are the only ones in the First Troop who actually care for Ange, even more so after Ange's attitude starts to change. (CROSS ANGE: "A Loner's Revolt", "Ange, Lost")
During the "Festa Festival" she was seen wearing the Perolina costume distributing balloons to the children. She participated in the Sport Festival, and was also impressed by Chris' victory. (CROSS ANGE: "Bikini Escape")
After Ange's return to Arzenal, she is put in prison, Salia informed her of her punishment, Ersha asked her why she deserted and says, they have been at Arzenal since they were babies, and they don't know the outside world where no one is waiting for them. (CROSS ANGE: "Goodbye from the Gallows")
She defended the base of the attack of Scuna-Class DRAGONs and heard a strange song. After that the mysterious Para-mail destroyed the half of island, Jill sent Salia's squadron to intercept the enemies, she says to the Third Troop to fall back to resupply. She was very worried for Salia who piloted hardly the Villkiss and was happy to see Ange and Hilda. After Ange's fight, Salia's squadron returned to Arzenal. (CROSS ANGE: "Dragon Song")
After that Jill deputizes Hilda as interim squad leader while Salia is in detention for disobeying orders, she noticed that Vivian disappeared. When the report of a DRAGON survivor arrive, Hilda ordered her and Salia search in Jasmine Mall, Hilda asked where is Vivian, she informed her that she's not in her room. She released Salia and shortly after they found the DRAGON in the Cafeteria and shot at him who run to outside then fly. She looked Ange sang and right after the song as ended the DRAGON change into Vivian, by following Ange and discovered with the others that the DRAGON are humans. (CROSS ANGE: "Her Right Arm's Past")
As Julio's fleet advances to Arzenal, Jill orders the entire staff to ignore the message and prepare to defend themselves, during the attack, she reassured Arzenal children with a musical box. She rejoined Hilda with the children and said that they had to protect what's precious for them. Chris proclaimed that they could not defy the humans and survive, Hilda proclaimed that they wouldn't know until they tried. She headed to the Para-mails along with Hilda, Chris and Rosalie where they were soon joined by Tanya and her squad to aid in the fight against the humans. When the Tanya Squad takes off, Chris notices metallic disk-like that soon produce spikes and attack the lift off pad trapping the remaining Mail-Riders without their Para-mails seconds before the power went out. After to being informed that Arzenal was infiltrated and their objective was to eliminate all personnel, she left the Landing Platforms by saying to Hilda she'll be right back. She defended the room where the children was and hoped that everyone was safe. After having eliminated the last soldier, she returned in the room of the children was and discovered that everyone was dead and started to cry by apologizing. Embryo approached her and resurrected a young girl who was in her arms. (CROSS ANGE: "Arzenal in Flames")
After the DRAGON's army the Singularity Point, she engaged immediately the fight against them to board of her new Ragna-Mail Raziya with her Knight leader Salia, Chris, Tanya and Irma. She was suprised when she discovered Ange fought alongside the DRAGONs after that Salia reveived Embryo's orders, she ordered to she and Chris to capture Ange by using the formation "Shining Rose Triangle" and captured her but she is saved by Tusk and Vivian and tried to escape despite she is restrained by Salia black Villkiss' wire. At the time they prepared to reform "Shining Rose Triangle", Ange started to scream at her Villkiss and saw the Villkiss turned in blue and disappeared with Tusk and Vivian. (CROSS ANGE: "The Black Angel of Destruction")
Ersha has been backfired by Salamandinay when she has slaughters and killing several of Preschool Children with her Ryuu-Shin-Ki Enryugo using the beam rifle. After the Preschool Children die in the bloody way at the Misurugi Palace lies in ruins, Ersha becomes horrified when she couldn't protect the children and which reveals Ersha's true weaknesses.(CROSS ANGE: "The One Left Behind")
After the Preschool children was killed by Salamandinay in a bloody way during the battle which Ersha couldn't protect them, meanwhile Ersha in a Sad way has entered the Library where Embryo was confronting the Crew of Libertus and Salamandinay's crew, she asked him to bring the Preschool childrens back to life again just like in Arzenal when these childrens were resurrected, However Embryo decide not to bring the childrens back from the dead, saying to Ersha that the new world is his new Humanity, he also said that he won't take the Preschool childrens to his new world that he's about to create his new Humanity, saying they had no place in his world to be peaceful, which may explains he refuses her wish, Embryo wants Ersha to become the new mother of his new humanity of his new world, but suddly Ersha becomes shocked that she didn't want the Preschool childrens to die and sacrifice, she didn't want to become the new mother of his world of humanity, she only wanted the childrens to be safe in the new world, as she see's Embryo's true identity and true nature and true colors, she started crying and run towards to Embryo begging him to bring them back to life again and saying that the Preschool childrens are everything to her, Embryo becomes very angry with Ersha because of her weakness as he started attacking her with his own hand, therefore Embryo thought that Ersha was a more Intelligent Woman, when he finishes choking her, he now realized that she is weak and foolish just like Salia when she failed to recapture Ange by escaping, and telling her to get out of his sight and this is also revealing Ersha's true weaknesses and vulnerability for the first time, Ersha realized that she has been deceived by Embryo, she actually thought that he was kind and gentle, but now she realized that he is bad, cruel, twisted and a psychotic Madman that he really is, revealing Embryo's true goal that he only wanted a Powerful Intelligent Beautiful Women like Ange to be part of his new world of Humanity and his true wish that he wanted Ange to be his wife, she also realized that bringing childrens in a peaceful world of Embryo's New World of Humanity was a complete lie, as she realized that Embryo was just using her just like he did to Salia and having her wish never come true, and he even made her betray all of her friends including Ange, Hilda, Rosalie and Vivian and everyone from Libertus for nothing, as she started buried the Preschool children's corpse in the grave, she became Sorrow when she failed protecting the childrens end up letting the them to be killed for the second time, she also calling herself shallow because of her actions when she didn't realize what kind of Man that Embryo really was, she kept crying in the rain and wanted apologize to everyone of Libertus and her friends including Ange, Hilda, Rosalie and Vivian for what she has done was completely unforgivable and blaming herself that she actually fell to his trick, Ersha still remains shallow in the rain and becomes wandering about the children all she had, somehow she becomes disillusion when she woke up under Embryo's spell that he was Manipulating her for the whole time, which may explains that Embryo's true color is revealed that he hated the children, and never wanted the Preschool children in his new world of his humanity, and this is also explains when he was planning to make her to be royal to him just like Salia and Chris, and made her to become a member of the Diamond Rose Knights, meanwhile Ersha in a disillusion way hijacks the Diamond Rose Knights's Ragna-mail Raziya the Ragna-mail that she had piloted, she leaves the Empire of Misurugi in order to escape and defects from Embryo and she also defects and betraying her comrades of the Diamond Rose Knights, She now rejoins Libertus and reuniting her friends. (CROSS ANGE: "Necessary")
- Ersha's character design is similar to Darry during the second half of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
- Ersha's betrayal in SRW is different. In SRW V Ersha's betrayal is the same reasoning as the anime while in SRW X Ersha betrays the main group to join Embryo because she wishs to create a better world for the children. Azrael is never destroyed and the children survive. She becomes more apologetic as she apologizes to the main group multiple times despite betraying them.