"I, Milas, fight for nothing less than the ocean itself."
—Milas, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
Milas, "The Aquadynamic Merman", also known in Japan as "Grateful Merman"; Nimrod (流麗なる人魚 (グレイトフルマーマン) ニムロド, gureitofuru maaman Nimurodo; "Grateful Merman" translating to "Elegant Merman") is a member of Eden's The Seven and one of the antagonists of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2.
Milas is a devout lover of the ocean who joined Eden under the belief that exterminating humanity would forever protect the oceans. He has an affinity for the Ichor Septima, which grants him power over liquids.
He is an Adept with the "Ichor" septima that enables to manipulate all kinds of liquid matter.
He's a pretty eccentric guy who loves the sea more than anything else in this world who joined with Eden as a mean to continue his life's work of preserving the world's oceans.
His veracious and lively nature has gained him many comrades who adore him, however, when it comes to those who stand in his way, he shows no mercy whatsoever.
With his Ichor septima, he is able to manipulate essentially any kind of liquid, however, for some reason, perhaps due to the nature of his personality, he is pretty bad at manipulating any liquids that are not fresh water or ocean water.
He’s the Psychic with the “Liquid” Ability that allows him to control fluids. He’s a bit of an odd man who loves the ocean with a passion.
He joined Eden while keeping up his life's work of ocean preservation activities. He’s a good and lively man who is endeared by a lot of his pals, but he shows no mercy towards those who oppose him.
His “Liquid” Ability is supposed to allow him to control any kind of fluid substance, yet, as a possible result of his crude personality, it’d seem that he hates controlling anything that isn’t water or seawater.
Milas is a young man with purple eyes and short spiky light brown hair with white streaks. He wears a black long-sleeved shirt with purple highlights, a white jacket with black and purple highlights, blue trousers with one leg pulled up slightly, and white boots.
In his Grimoired form, Milas gains black eyes with pink irises and pale pink hair. He wears black and white armour with pink highlights, and he wields a white trident, with the two side prongs being black and pink. He also has harps attached to his hips.
Milas is a considerably more laid-back character compared to other antagonists. He is generally level headed, calm and friendly, and is on rather good terms with everyone else in Eden and The Seven. However, when it comes to his enemies, he battles ruthlessly and without mercy.
Unlike the other members of Eden, Milas has no interest in building an adept utopia. Rather, he fights against humanity in the name of the ocean that they pollute. He openly admits that the only reason he joined Eden was because their goals happen to align, and dreams of a day when the Earth is nothing but a majestic sea. This love of water and the ocean has gone to the point where he is terrible at controlling any liquid that isn't fresh or seawater.
Australian born, Milas was once part of an environmental protection group, however, feeling their actions weren't bold enough, left and joined Eden's crusade.
Unlike the rest of The Seven, he joined after Zonda infiltrated Sumeragi, and wasn't even originally a member of The Seven. However, one of The Seven at the time was killed in a mission, and Milas's septima was considered strong enough to replace him.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2Edit
The Sewers (Effusion)Edit
Some time after Eden's acquisition of the power of The Muse, Milas leads a squad of Eden troops into the city's sewage system with the intention of flooding the city. Catching wind of this, Gunvolt heads to the sewers to stop them. Along the way, Milas attempts to stop him by sending torrents of water, but is unable to stop Gunvolt from reaching him. When Gunvolt finally confronts him, Milas assumes he came for his mirror shard piece, and refuses to deliver it. Gunvolt tells him that Joule is in the shards, and that he won't leave without it. Milas just calls his goal small-minded, before using his grimoire to transform. He then declares his allegiance to the sea, before attacking Gunvolt.
During the fight, Gunvolt questions what the sea has to do with Eden. Milas replies that Eden is Zonda's plan, not his, though they share the same goal of wiping out humanity. Gunvolt asks why he believes this. In response, Milas claims that wiping out humanity will reduce the land-based population, and therefore stop pollution. He also mentions that he doesn't particularly care about an adept utopia, and cares only for the health of the ocean. When Gunvolt asks him if he's willing to commit genocide to save nature, Milas claims he lacks the will to do what is necessary. Eventually, Milas is killed, and his mirror shard is taken.
The Garden 3 (Saviour)Edit
At some point, a copy of Milas, along with the rest of The Seven, is made by Zonda using her Mirror septima. He, along with Tenjian, Gibril and Teseo, await Gunvolt as he makes his way to Zonda. When Gunvolt encounters him, Milas expresses his disdain for The Garden, wishing it be on an island somewhat. However, he puts his complaints behind him, and again proclaims his loyalty to Eden and the sea before attacking Gunvolt.
During the battle, Milas declares that even if he dies, his comrades will continue his work and protect the sea. He expresses his desire for a world that is nothing but waves, and expects Gunvolt to stand against that dream. Gunvolt says that if Milas stop killing innocents and return the shards, they don't have to fight.
Milas claims that GV's "innocents" will always sacrifice nature for their own greed, and must submit to their superiors, or perish, explaining that Eden will both wipe out humanity and save nature, insisting they can't be stopped. Despite this, Milas's copy is destroyed, and Gunvolt moves on to Zonda.
The Garden (Eden)Edit
When Copen breaks into The Garden, Milas is sent by Tenjian to stop him. When Milas confronts him, he asks if Copen is a man of science. When Copen asks why, Milas states he was just curious, and attacks him.
During the fight, Milas claims he won't let the sins of humanity continue to destroy the ocean. Copen just mocks his naturalist views, claiming they fit a monster like him, and there is nothing natural about his powers, which may as well be an affront to God.
In response, Milas points out the growing number of adepts, and asks if this is God's will. Copen replies that it is no God of his, declaring his faith will be Milas's end. Eventually, Milas is beaten and killed. Copen then takes his mirror shard, and moves deeper into the garden.
The Garden 3 (Saviour)Edit
Zonda later summons an illusion of The Seven to aid her in her battle against Copen, Milas among them.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As a human attuned to the Septimal stage of the Lifewave and a member of The Seven, Milas is a powerful Adept who wields the Ichor Septima, which, true to its name, grants him the power to command and control liquids.
However, due to his intense love for the ocean, Milas is inexperienced in controlling other liquids, and solely sticks to salt and freshwater. Milas can mold water into various shapes such as raging vortexes, condensed blasts of pressurized water, small orbs that launch spears of water, and even water clones of himself and his trident. While his Septima gives him an advantage over Gunvolt as he can short out his electricity, it also makes him more vulnerable to electric attacks.
In his Grimoired form, Milas' primary weapon takes the form of a trident that he wears on his back when not in use. While he primarily uses it for melee attacks, it has other uses as well. The bladed part of his trident can be detached to be thrown as a boomerang, and it can also be used as a harp that lets him control water more easily as shown in his Hydro Zapper and Aqua Avatar skills.
|He makes a leaping stab with his trident. This stab also creates a gigantic two-pronged spear of water to trap you while a third point stabs up the middle a second later. Be ready to jump away as soon as the two blades pop up.|
|Milas tosses a boomerang harp in a wide arc. He'll toss it either from the center or from one end of the screen. Either way, it makes a complete circuit around the arena's borders.|
|Milas plants his trident into the ground, then dashes twice across the arena, generating a giant spray as he goes. If you get caught in the spray, you'll fly toward the trident.|
|Milas jumps to one end of the screen and creates four water tornadoes. If you get trapped inside of one of these tornadoes, you will be attacked by Harp Boomerangs.|
|Milas jumps into the air and creates three water orbs in random spots. These orbs then fire water lasers that bypass Prevasion and can Overheat GV. The orbs change spots when he strums his harp, and fire off nine lasers total.
|"Currents brightly shine / And waves cascade o'er me / As they cleanse the land! Aqua Avatar!"
Milas’s Special Skill. He generates several currents above the arena and dives into them. One by one, his clones initiate Aqua Trident attacks at your position, albeit without the third prong at the end. The attack ends with Milas attempting a Splash Dash from the left before he pops back onto the battlefield.
"No need to panic, my lacky friend. Let your heart be as calm as an ocean wave lapping the shore. I will deal with this."
—Milas , reassuring his underlings
"Oh ho! You came for my mirror shard, eh? Alas, it's power is needed for a far greater purpose."
—Milas , denying Gunvolt's request
"Eden is Zonda's ideal, but I dare to dream bigger. Still, we do share a goal of purging the filth from the land."
—Milas , on his reasons for joining Eden
"Fools like you will never understand! We will purge non-adepts to cull the land-based population. You have seen the polluted state of the waters here! By sacrificing human polluters, we can save the ocean herself. And if adepts get their utopia in the process, then so be it. I care only for the health of the mighty sea."
—Milas , stating his beliefs
"The oceans pay for the sins of your kind, scientist. I will abide it no longer. I call upon my septima! The power of nature itself! And when the people of this polluted earth are no longer... Then shall I create a pure world of oceans blue!"
—Milas , stating his goals to Copen
"Yet adepts increase. Is this not also the will of your God?"
—Milas , questioning Copen's beliefs
"You are but an oil slick on a dark and sunless sea."
—Milas , showing his disdain for Copen and humanity
Nimrod’s face is drawn in the image of Orlando Bloom. Whether they resemble or not, that’s not relevant.
I think that, when were deciding what fairy tales we’d use as motifs, Miyazawa-san, the planner, told me that he wished to have a water boss. The little mermaid has no big traits apart from the fact that she’s a mermaid. I couldn’t easily use it up as boss actions so I expanded (the scope) a bit and I picked up siren factors too. I like his sprite’s motion when he strums the harp. I was careful not to directly use fish-like parts like fins or scales, and Hatakeyama-san skilfully understood that. But I couldn’t resist myself and put that shell on his (Nimrod’s) chest.
- The members of Eden are based off classical fairy tales and represent pieces on a chessboard. Milas is based off The Little Mermaid and represents one of two rooks, the other being Desna.
- His Grimoired form's design is based on a killer whale.
- Despite Milas' Special Skill, Aqua Avatar, having the same name in both the Japanese and English versions, his voice clip is still redubbed.
- Milas's Ichor septima is similar to the "Hydro Pressure" septima used by an adept in the drama CD Justice Rage. However, the gangster's septima only manipulates water, while Milas's can control all forms of liquid.
- Milas is the oldest known member of Eden at age 19.
- Milas' Grimoired Form is similar to Neptune from the Game Boy version of Mega Man V.
- Milas' Japanese name comes from the Israeli missile Nimrod, similar to the rest of The Seven, who have names based on missiles.
- His name was changed to "Milas" in the English localization due to Nimrod also being slang for "klutz/moron" in certain English speaking countries. It still fits in with the missile naming convention however, with MILAS being a anti-submarine variant of the Otomat missile.
- Milas' love for the ocean is similar to Thetis from Mega Man ZX Advent, another Inti Creates game. Both also wield pole arm style weapons, thought Thetis uses a halberd while Milas uses a trident.
“Small… Compare the size of what you fight for to the size of the sea: it’s truly small!”
—Nimrod ', Japanese Quote ◆“The Elegant Merman (Grateful Merman)” Nimrod