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The common, usually unnamed enemies that appear throughout stages as kudos fodder for the player. Most only have one type of attack, but some possess a second attack and/or special traits.

Introduced in Azure Striker Gunvolt

Sumeragi Soldiers

Soldiers that compose the main frontline troops for Sumeragi. These troops are either assigned as security, or as the main strike force, the former for protecting facilities, and the latter when out to fight against QUILL and other non-Sumeragi Adepts. Their rank is represented by the color of their uniform.

Sprite Name Description
Sumeragi gunner.png Gunner Basic enemies who are the rank and file troops for Sumeragi and are armed with a blaster rifle to shoot at their targets. They can be easily killed by any attack, and they first appeared on the intro stage's second half.
Sumeragi burner.png Fire Gunner A specialized enemy that uses a flamethrower to deal damage. This version has a very long attack ratio and has more Health than the Gunners. Their uniform is red and their visor is yellow.

If defeated, instead of being thrown forward, they are thrown backwards due to their fuel tanks exploding.

Sumeragi launcher.png Launcher These enemies first appear in the intro stage's second half. These enemies have the same health as Gunners and are armed with a missile launcher. These missiles will track Gunvolt, but travel slowly and can be easily destroyed with Gunvolt's Flashfield. Their uniform is blue and green, and their visor is yellow.

The missiles can also accidentally hit their own allies if Gunvolt manages to lure the missile to them.

Sumeragi shield.png Grenadier Enemies that serve as officers for Sumeragi. They utilize a retractable, buckler like shield to protect themselves and lob grenades at their opponents. While their shield is raised, bullets are deflected (except for charge shots with Naga, Bullit dashing, or with EX weapons), and only become vulnerable when throwing their grenades. Their uniform is yellow and their visor is blue.
Sumeragi assassin.png Assassin Ninja-like soldiers that use swords in lieu of firearms and have some sort of stealth equipment. They wait attached to ceilings, and drop down in a rotating slash when passed under. They can deflect bullets with their swords, and are only vulnerable when not in their standard stance. They have two attack patterns:
  • Lunge and drop. If an assassin is left alone, he will lower his blade and perform a fast and long range dashing slash across the floor, followed by suddenly appearing above and behind for a falling slash.
  • Vanish and drop. If the assassin is forced to deflect bullets for too long, he will disappear and perform the falling slash.

Their uniform is black and white, and their visor is red. They are one of the rarer enemies encountered, only appearing in three stages; Datastore (single assassin only), Biochem Plant and Firmament.

Sumeragi Robots

Sprite Name Description
Sentry blaster.png Sentry Unit (Gun) Hulking, humanoid robots armed with a Blaster Cannon. They walk around and fire shots at Gunvolt, angling their cannon based on his position. Also capable of jumping onto low platforms.
Sentry chainsaw.png Sentry Unit (Chainsaw) A variant of the Sentry Unit armed with a chainsaw, and geared for close combat. They walk around, and slash at their foes with their chainsaw. If the enemy is at a distance, they will dash towards their opponent and slice them.
Sentry machine gun.png Sentry Unit (Gatling Gun) A variant of the Sentry Unit armed with a Gatling Gun on its right arm, and a shield on its left. They cannot be damaged while their shield is raised. They only lower it when preparing to fire, and do so in short bursts. This variant is rare, and is only encountered on "Eridu" and in special missions.
Flying shooter.png Flying Drone Basic, small flying drones that fly and fire energy shots at Gunvolt, they're weak and easily destroyed by Gunvolt's Flashfield. They have a docile and active state, and in most cases will function more as collision hazards. The only time they are consistently in their active state and shooting is in alarm rooms.
Turret.png Roll Cannon Basic stationary defense turrets, which rotate and fire shots at Gunvolt. Their projectiles can pass through terrain.
Bomber.png Bomber A fast flying aerial drone used for bombing runs. They momentarily stop in place to drop their bombs anywhere before flying away (though in certain areas, they simply fly back and forth to resume their attack). Use Flashfield to block them.
Shooter.png Shooter Drone An aerial drone that can aim in any below or to the side, but not upwards. Shoots energy shots in three rounds bursts.

In ASG1 exclusively, it drops a bomb upon destruction.

Shutter shut.png Shutter active.png Shutter A door composed of 3-5 energy cannons that fire from top to bottom. They can be bypassed if you're quick enough.
Beam launcher.png Laser Drone A grey-white robot that flies up and down in the same area. There are two variants with different colored beams; purple and green. The purple one's lasers fly straight forward, while the green one's can make a 90 degree turn to hit you.
Missile launcher.png Mini MLRS A robotic tank like unit equipped with a Missile Pod that fires miniature missiles. It hides its weak point (the head) until it opens up to fire a volley of missiles.
Floating mine.png Flying Bomb A bomb like drone that normally floats inactive until Gunvolt activates his Flashfield, which causes them to home in after the player. Unless they are destroyed quickly, they will detonate after 5 seconds, unleashing fireballs in 4 directions.
Energy drainer.png Jellyfish A miniature drone which uncloaks when Gunvolt is near. They are very weak, and a few shots can destroy them. However, should Gunvolt activate his Flashfield, they will quickly home in on him. Contact with this drone causes Overheat, but destroys the drone.
Wheel enemy.png Wheel Drone Roader based drones that attack by running over their opponents. They are fast, but destroy themselves if they run into any obstacles.
Tower enemy.png Tower Tank A slow moving tank like drone composed of two halves. The top segment fires bouncing orbs while the bottom segment fires 3-round bursts. If the bottom segment is destroyed, it becomes immobile, but can still fire shots at them. This is the only enemy that doesn't damage Gunvolt by touching it, and can even be climbed over to skip past them.

Others

Sprite Name Description
Alarm.png Alarm Light This mildly annoying blinking red siren pops out from the ceiling during enemy gauntlet rooms. Destroying this light will overload the system, allowing you to exit early. Strangely, this will kill everything in the room when destroyed.
Zombie crawler.png Zombie Leaper Corpses of Sumeragi soldiers and scientists reanimated by Elise's septima. As such, they only appear in the Stratacombs. They remain immobile in the dark, but once the lights turn on, they literally spring to life. They attack Gunvolt by jumping at him and repeatedly biting if they get too close. They crawl too low on the ground to be tagged without Technos, Mizuchi, or Orochi rounds. If killed with lightning, they become dust and crumble, but shooting them makes an obscuring blood splatter on the screen for a few seconds.
Zombie hanger.png Zombie Spewer These variations of the Leapers bungee from the ceiling, spewing globules of acidic materials as they bounce. The globules can be blocked with Flashfield. You can sever the bungees by shooting them, but the messy impact will cause the screen to be obscured by blood splatters for a few seconds.
Plant.png Spider Flower A biomechanical flower that only appears in Pharma Lab. This pink flower opens up every so often, spewing out 3-4 spiders that crawl around. The spiders can be destroyed with Flashfield.
Tentacle.png Tentacle A foe exclusive to the Pharma Lab, this biomechanical monstrosity reacts to Flashfield usage and homes in on Gunvolt. They cannot be tagged or damaged.
Lightbulb.png Spotlight This drone only appears in the Stratacombs when the lights are out. Tagging this drone causes it to fly forward, zapping it with Flashfield makes it shine a light downwards. The drone flies away after flying a certain distance, and too much zapping will destroy it. Just don't touch it, because it's still an enemy.
Barrier laser.png Blast Shooter Appearing more as a stage hazard, they appear exclusively in Data Storage. These turrets fire a stream of pink colored energy shots that can only be blocked by a platform provided in that said stage. It is possible to destroy them, but are very durable and requires lots of shots to even destroy one.

They also appear in Special Mission 3 where Gunvolt has to quickly get past them (since there is no platform to act as a shield), and their stream of shots prevents backtracking.

Doesn't provide kudos.

Spine tower.png Brush Saw A spiky robot with a detached top that moves along the floor. Moves slowly at first, but becomes faster when Gunvolt is nearby. The foe itself cannot be tagged, but Flashfield or Stellar Spark can forcibly reconnect the two halves and stun it for a few seconds.

They can be destroyed by Twintail Bunker or a fully charmed Prism Break.

Barrier machine.png Barricade A small orb-shaped machine with four spikes that generate a purple magnetic energy field. They are immobile and indestructible, and cause damage on contact. They behave more like a stage hazard than an actual enemy. Copen can bullit dash into them without harm.
Hexapile gv1.png Hexapyle Also known as a "Gate Monolith", this purple hexagonal-celled barrier acts as a marker for the end of a stage. When attacked, the hexagons that make its structure degrade until the whole thing shatters, upon which the level is considered "cleared."

Doesn't provide kudos.

Introduced in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Eden Pawns

Forming the main bulk of Eden's army, these are Adepts who possess septimas too weak for combat use. They are loyal and devoted to Eden and The Seven, and will follow their orders without question. They all wear stealth suits which enable them to set up ambushes.

Sprite Name Description
Eden trooper.png Shot Soldier The rank and file soldiers of Eden, armed with a blaster which they fire at their enemies and if they get close, will slash at them with their plasma knives. Their uniforms are bluish purple.
Eden assaulter.png Dagger Soldier Essentially Shot Soldiers armed with a plasma knife and are trained in close combat. They attack by lunging at their foes, or slash at them if they are close. They occasionally cling on ceilings similar to Sumeragi Assassins to ambush them from above.
Eden commando.png Chainmine Soldier Enemies serving as Eden's elite unit armed with a chainmine launcher (hence their name), they cloak before popping out and firing their chainmines that explode in a purple energy after launch. They are the Eden equivalent of Sumeragi Flame Gunners and their uniform is yellow.

If not already firing, these troops go invisible and invincible when fired at.

Eden elite.png Machinegun Soldier Appearing in the Garden stage, these are the elite soldiers of Eden, which acts like a basic Shot Soldier, except that they fire in 4 shot bursts. Before attacking, they turn invisible, before reappearing to fire at them. Their uniform is red.

If not already firing, these troops go invisible and invincible when fired at.

Eden Robots

Sprite Name Description
Robot droner.png Missile Golem A large robot with two halves of a shield for arms. When it detects a foe, the shield clamps shut as it launches missiles from its back. The shield can be pierced with Naga or Bullit-dashing, the missiles can be blocked by Flashfield.
Robot burner.png Fire Golem A similar model, but with a flamethrower instead. Medium range. Can be aimed upwards.
Robot driller.png Punch Golem A model with a pair of clamping arms instead. It gyrates these clampers at high-speeds to deliver thrusting punches.
Grenader.png Grenade Launcher A stationary humanoid robot armed with a grenade launcher that fires arcing grenades that can be blocked with Flashfield. They will occasionally drop into the stage via their boosters.
Wall.png Sonic Shooter A stationary drone and variant of the Grenade Launcher that spends a few seconds charging a sonic blast before firing. While charging, it is immune to projectiles from the front. Copen's dash tagging can pass through it, and Gunvolt can pierce the shield with Naga's charge shot.

These robots will keep up their shield and refuse to fire as long as you keep shooting them. If you go around them, they will cancel their charge to face at you.

Floater.png Hover Drone Small, flying drones that fire shots straight forward. Some may adjust their line of fire by lower or raising themselves.
Buzz saw.png Buzz-saw Tower A tall, tower-like drone that launches a boomerang buzz-saw in your direction. Copen can use the Hailstorm Blades to cut the buzz-saw.
Catcher.png Ring Shooter A drone which fires a restraining ring, trapping Gunvolt and Copen, forcing them to use movement buttons to release free themselves.

The rings bypass Prevasion, Overheat GV, and empty Copen's Bullits.

Ball.png Flying Orb A reddish orb that flies around and homes in on you. It is very weak, being destroyed by just three of Gunvolt's darts.
Shield.png Shield Attacker A robot equipped with a frontal, damaging energy shield. They cannot be shot from the front, but contact with the Flashfield or Stellar Spark will stun them and deactivate the shield.
Spinner.png Orbital Drone Emits three rotating circular pieces that rotate around it and block shots, eventually be launched outward in the same pattern towards the player.
Sprayers.png Cryo Shooter First encountered in Frozen City, they emerge from walls and ceilings and either fire 5 spreading icicles or a short-range acid spray.

In the DLC stages, they have already emerged.

Others

Sprite Name Description
Blood zombie.png Screamer Enemies that only appear in the Mysterious Manor. They are the missing people kidnapped by Eden, turned into shambling monstrosities via Gibril's septima. They walk slowly but move faster when they spot Gunvolt and slash at him. They collapse into puddles of red "goo" upon their death. They occasionally jump out from lavender colored stained windows shattered by Gunvolt's Flashfield or from the Iron Maidens that litter the stage. When their health gets low, they turn a reddish-orange and move faster.
Lumen sprite.png Curse Script A foe that only appears in the Data Facility. A sort of virus made via Teseo's septima which looks like Joule's fairy form via Lumen. Upon contact, blue butterflies begin to orbit Gunvolt, draining his health. Flashfield can temporarily dissipate Curse Scripts and will cancel their effects when attached to GV, while hitting them with a special skill will permanently destroy them.

Curse Scripts will not spawn when you play as Copen, except for a single corridor leading to Teseo's boss room, but Stellar Spark will destroy them just like Gunvolt's special skills.

Time bomb.png Panic Bomb Normally an attack used by Teseo, these can appear as normal enemies in special stages. They count down and unleash a massive cross shaped explosion, also destroying any other enemies in their line of fire. Their countdown is slower than when summoned by Teseo in his battle.
Hourglass.png Hourglass Bomb Like the Panic Bomb, this attack of Teseo's may also appear as a normal enemy in special stages. It counts down a little, then begins drawing in waves that drain health and ignore Prevasion. It harmlessly self-destructs after some time. No noticeable differences from the boss battle version.
Zombie floater.png Puppeteered Flyer Drone Only appears on the Isle of Dreams. An old Sumeragi flyer drone that has been reactivated by Asroc's septima. Its functions and durability are the same as they were in ASG1.
Zombie chainsaw.png Puppeteered Sentry Unit (Chainsaw) Only appears on the Isle of Dreams. An old Sumeragi Chainsaw Sentry that has been reactivated by Asroc's septima. It moves and attacks the same way it did in ASG1.
Zombie blaster.png Puppeteered Sentry Unit (Gun) Only appears on the Isle of Dreams. An old Sumeragi Gunner Sentry that has been reactivated by Asroc's septima. It moves and attacks the same way it did in ASG1.

Introduced in Luminous Avenger iX

Sumeragi Institute Soldiers

Low level Adepts who, with the exception of Psi-Users, are like Eden Pawns and possess septimas too weak for combat. Their outfits have been slightly remodeled. They now have attack cries, and each soldier has two different voices.

Sprite Name Description
Inst gunner.png Gunner Has slightly faster movements and shots
Inst shield.png Grenadier
Inst burner.png Fire Gunner
Inst launcher.png Launcher
Inst psychokinesis.png Psi-User Low level Psychokinesis wielding Adepts that possess powers strong enough to use in combat and forgo conventional weapons in favor of their Septima. They teleport into the stage, hover in place, and charge up and unleash a weaker version of Nova's technique Mind Bombing, firing up to three rounds of three orbs each in a spread shot. Their spread shot aims at Copen if he is below them, but cannot be aimed upwards. Their uniform is purple and gold, their visor is silver, and they wear overcoats.

Sumeragi Institute Robots

Sprite Name Description
Inst sentry blaster.png Sentry Unit (Gun) Remodeled head. Now shoots fireballs.
Inst sentry chainsaw.png Sentry Unit (Chainsaw) Remodeled head.
Inst sentry gatling.png Sentry Unit (Gatling Gun) Remodeled head. Significantly more numerous compared to the original gatling gun model. The shield does not protect it from being stunned and tagged by Copen's Bullit Dash.
Inst sentry kudos killer.png Sentry Unit (Shield) A Sentry Unit that carries a spiked rotating shield that damages on contact. It attacks by extending and rapidly spinning its shield at its opponent. Any enemies within range of its shield will be destroyed by it. It cannot be damaged from the front, and is only vulnerable from above and behind or when attacking. Remains stationary.

It is the only Sentry Unit variant to retain the old model appearance, although the colors of its lights are orange instead of red.

Bomb launcher.png Bomb Launcher An autonomous turret that launches bombs at its targets in an arc. It is protected by a barrier, but sustained shots will eventually break it allowing it to be damaged, and a Bullit Dash will instantly disable its shields.
Interceptor.png Interceptor An unmanned unit that flies in front of Copen to block his laser shots. Bullit Dashing into it will break its shield.
Leaper.png Leaper A drone generally encountered in ruined cities and run-down areas (though they are also found in Sumeragi Secret Bunker 1). Their lack of means to attack suggests that they more of a scouting unit rather than for combat. Indeed, their only means of offense is to simply leap at their opponents, coupled with their general fragility (they have the same HP as the soldiers).
Laser wall.png Laser Wall It moves up and down along its emitted lasers like a rail. The lasers will damage Copen on contact, but projectiles can pass through them, and so can Copen with Prevasion or post-damage mercy invulnerability. Ensnaring the robot with a Shroud Spear will disable its lasers until it shakes the Shroud Spear off.
Patrol bot.png Security Drone A patrol drone that goes back and forth in search of intruders (as indicated by a red infrared cone representing their line of sight), upon being spotted (or shot at), their head will lock in place to fire a stream of lasers at their targets and will continue to do so until they or their targets have been eliminated, or if the target is out of range. If they're Bullit dashed unaware, their head will be displaced from their body, disabling them permanently (though it can be destroyed for Kudos), but if spotted, they become very durable (requiring tons of shots to down them), and cannot be stunned.
Bomb crawler.png Spider Bomb A drone that normally lays dormant until an intruder is nearby, which will then walk towards their target. If not destroyed in 5 seconds, they will explode and release fireballs in 4 directions. They seem to be a replacement to the Flying Bomb from the first game.
Electric tower.png Electroshock Drone A stationary quadrupedal robot that charges up its electric current on a spherical generator. After it is fully charged, it will unleash two large, Prevasion-piercing orbs of electricity from each side that travel along any surface, including walls and ceilings. While the robot is charging, it becomes invincible, canceling any tags on it, and Bullit Dashing into it is hazardous. The one exception to its invincibility is Shroud Spear, which ensnares the robot and cancels the charge.
Green devil.png Blob Drone A robotic core covered in a blob like substance that shoots goo at their targets. They cannot be destroyed, only temporarily disabled before reforming back.
Propeller.png Propeller Jumper Jumps out of pits, hovers in place, and falls back down.
Missile drone.png Missile Drone An aerial drone that attacks by releasing a missile underneath its container hatch which then travels towards its intended target, should the main missile be destroyed or reach its range limit, it will release clusters of mini rockets that home in on their target.
Stealth diver.png Mask Chaser An autonomous drone that performs surprise attacks on enemies by revealing itself and swooping down on their targets. Anchor Nexus will automatically detect them.
Teleport laser.png Artillery Drone An unmanned unit that teleports to Copen's location and initiates a 4 second charge time, which after its completion, unleashes a powerful laser shot larger than the Mantis. They are very weak and can be destroyed easily.
Spark bot.png Spark Bot A stationary humanoid robot that has electric rods on each arm. It attacks by generating a small sphere of electricity overhead while Copen is airborne, and swings its arms forward to create a larger electricity sphere if he approaches. This attack pierces Prevasion. They only appear in Sumeragi Secret Bunker 1 and Special Stages.
Inst barricade.png Barricade New model with spikes that damage Copen if he Bullit Dashes into it.
Inst wheel.png Wheel Drone No longer crashes into walls.
Inst collision hazard.png Flying Drone
Inst shooter.png Shooter Drone
Inst mini mlrs.png Mini MLRS
Inst beam launcher.png Beam Launcher
Inst roll cannon.png Roll Cannon

Others

Sprite Name Description
Wall core.png Shutter Core Only found in Data Center Beta, these are panels for the shutter doors that when destroyed, it will open. Occasionally, the core will shift between panels for added difficulty.

Does not damage Copen upon contact.

Golden carp.png Golden Carp An easter egg enemy that may appear in place of a Propeller Jumper at a certain spot in Bakto's stage.

Introduced in Azure Striker Gunvolt 3

TBA

Introduced in Luminous Avenger iX 2

TBA

Trivia

Sumeragi Soldiers

  • The Sumeragi Soldiers went through several drafts before becoming what they are now.
    • Early sketches from Armed Blue Gunvolt: Complete Works (seen on the bottom left) suggests that they were originally Sumeragi Scientists in Hazmat Suits wielding guns and shock batons.
    • From the above, the completed, and colored drafts gave them a more professional, spec-ops esque design before going for a semi-feudal/futuristic look. Their "spec-ops" appearance got revised for the enemy soldiers in Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 (sans the helmet).
    • Concept art from the official Gunvolt Twitter account (which evolved from their earlier drafts) showcased different concepts of Sumeragi Soldiers sporting different helmet designs, and armed with flintlocks, a sword, and later a blaster gun.
    • From the same tweet (2nd row), the soldiers (similar to their finalized look) are shown carrying backpacks which they lack in their finished design. The 3rd Row picture (showcasing sprite samples) reveal that there are other two variants; A Jet Gunner, an Acid Gunner, and a Grenadier wielding a riot shield. The first two, however, were cut from the game with the last one being given a retractable buckler style shield.
    • There is also an unused animation for Gunners, which has them waving their arm as if to signal the other troops nearby.
    • According to the sprites here all other soldier types (except Assassins) have an unused moving animation, including the Officers (Grenadiers) and Missile Soldiers.
  • Assassins are the only Gunvolt enemies absent in the sequel.
    • Furthermore, they are replaced by Psi-Users in Luminous Avenger iX.
  • In Admiration to Peace, Asimov and Moniqa debate whether or not the Assassins are really ninjas.
  • In Zonda's DLC stage (GV version), the Sumeragi Soldiers, strangely, use the same death sounds as Eden Soldiers instead of their own death sounds heard in Gunvolt's prologue stage.
  • In the OVA, their color scheme is based on their beta artwork (olive drab colored uniforms and orange visors) instead of the one used in-game (green colored uniforms and blue visors).

Eden Pawns

  • Whereas Sumeragi Soldiers have five unit types, Eden Soldiers only have four.
    • There is an unused death voice for a 5th Eden Pawn type, suggesting there was originally supposed to be 5 Eden unit types like their Sumeragi counterparts. As this voice was unused, this results in having only 4 variations of Eden Pawns.
  • Shot Soldiers, Dagger Soldiers, and Machinegun Soldiers have a walk animation, contrasting Sumeragi where only the Gunner has a used walk animation. Inversely, the Chainmine Soldier is the only enemy to remain stationary.
  • In the demo, Machinegun Soldiers are encountered earlier in Babel, as opposed to the full game where they first appeared in Garden.
    • Additionally in the demo, their death sounds are switched with Dagger Soldier using the death sound of the Machinegun Soldier instead of using the same death sound as the Shot Soldier.
  • There is a bug where if you kill a Machinegun Soldier or Chainmine Soldier as soon as they pop out, they will be thrown back while standing still, only lying down when they hit a floor.
  • The members of Eden are based off fairy tales and represent the prices on a chessboard. The soldiers represent the pawns, but unlike The Seven, aren't based off any fairy tales.
  • As seen in Armed Blue Gunvolt: Complete Works, Eden Pawns originally wore hoodies before going for a stealth suit, with said hoods becoming their helmets (though their final design lack drawstrings on said helmets).
    • The concept art reveals that their faceplates are removable.


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