VC2 Zeri
Birth Date c.1920 (Aged 17 by 1937)
Height 182cm
Affiliation Lanseal Military Academy
Gallian Army
Unit Class G
Rank(s) Lieutenant
Role Lanseal cadet (former)
Army squad commander
Unit Class Shocktrooper-insigniaShocktrooper
Likes Avan Hardins
Juliana Everhart

Valkyria Chronicles 2
Valkyria Chronicles 3

Voice Acting
Japanese Hiroshi Kamiya
English Crispin Freeman
"I'm going to become a hero and change the way people look at Darcsens...!"
—Zeri, Valkyria Chronicles 3

Alongside Avan and Cosette, the cool and intellectual Zeri (ゼリ?) is at the heart of Class G.


Valkyria Chronicles 2

A highly intelligent young man, Zeri enrolled at the Lanseal Military Academy to prove himself and help his people overcome the prejudice they faced everyday. Placed into Class G alongside Avan Hardins and Cosette Coalhearth, Zeri remained aloof from his class' antics but was quick to react to insults from Class A chair Juliana Everhart. After Class G's first engagement under Avan's leadership, the two young men developed a rivalry that slowly grew into mutual respect and friendship. Though Avan was officially Class G's chair, Zeri was often the voice of reason and proposed many of the strategies the class employed.

Freshmen Cadet Guide

A top notch scholar who can be reliable in making rational decisions.  His combat abilities are exceptional too, and having him present in the middle of the field can offensively and defensively stabilize  any squad.  He brings competitiveness and honor to Class G which will resonate to many cadets in our academy, especially because of his Darcsen background.

Expanded Biography (VC3)

"An intense young man who plans to become a hero in order to change society's view of Darcsens."

Zeri is a mature, young Darcsen living in Randgriz City. Growing up in the capital city as a Darcsen was never easy for Zeri, but the endless persecution and abuse he suffered taught him to remain calm at all times. Whenever Zeri was accused of theft merely because he was a Darcsen, Zeri would coolly stand his ground and discuss the flaws in the logic of the people accusing him until they had no choice but to admit they were mistaken.

Zeri believes that the quickest way to change the common Gallian's perception of Darcsens is to make them acknowledge a Darcsen's true worth. To this end, Zeri has always worked harder than everyone else to improve himself, which forged him into a particularly competitive individual.

After the Gallian Campaign, Zeri's excellent academic achievements and physical aptitude got him into Lanseal Royal Military Academy. Zeri studies hard at the academy in hopes of becoming a great military hero, a feat he believes will change society's opinion of Darcsens.


Valkyria Chronicles 2

During his time at the academy, Zeri drew both admirers and detractors. Quite a few of the female student body were drawn to him and even formed a fan club. Others were slower to warm up to the Darcsen cadet, not least because of his heritage. However, as Class G continued its string of successes against the other classes at Lanseal and on the battlefield against the rebels, Zeri earned the grudging respect of his peers. As the war took an ever greater toll on the Darcsen population, Zeri revealed to his friends his desire to become a hero that all would have to acknowledge despite his heritage.

Dedication to that goal however put Zeri at odds with Avan when the latter was prepared to defy orders in order to participate in the defense of Yuell. Zeri initially refused to even consider the notion, citing breach of military protocol. Enraged, Avan proceeded anyway, taking Cosette with him when the rebels struck the city. Zeri however proved true to his friends and convinced the headmaster to authorize the deployment of Class G outside of Lanseal's jurisdiction. Their timely arrival ultimately foiled Audrey Gassenarl's attempt to seize the city and prevented Randgriz's encirclement. Following Class G's return, Zeri joined the rest of his class in pleading for clemency for their class chair. Their efforts ultimately succeeded and Avan was sentenced to a few days of solitary confinement instead of being court martialed.

These events solidified the friendship between Zeri, Avan, and Cosette, and Zeri even took the time to tutor Avan to help raise the latter's abysmal academic record. In the meantime, the frosty antagonism between Zeri and Julianna softened after Zeri defended her after Class A's defeat in the Lanseal Laevatein competition. The two soon found several common interests and could often be seen discussing, or rather debating, matters ranging from politics to engineering. Through her interaction with Zeri, Julianna's attitude toward Darcsens in general began to soften and her respect for the talented young man grew into attraction. Zeri however remained oblivious of this until tragedy struck.

When rebel forces struck Lanseal, Zeri joined his classmates in defending their home. However, as they were being overpowered by the V2's, Julianna appeared, having been transformed into an Artificial Valkyria. Though Julianna was successful in defending her friends and defeat several V2's, she was mortally wounded after engaging Dirk Gassenarl. As Zeri held her, Julianna confessed to Zeri and called him by his name, the first time she had done so. Julianna ultimately succumbed to her wounds, leaving a grief-stricken Zeri cradling her.

After the rebel's withdrawal, Zeri remained at Lanseal and participated in further operations against the rebels. As the rebel leadership attempted to flee to the Federation from the port city of Anthold, Lanseal's surviving classes worked together to slow them down. To break through the rebel defenses and reach the harbor, Avan devised a plan to destroy Anthold's aqueduct and flood rebel positions. Zeri volunteered for the task and while his fellow students distracted the GRA with a frontal assault, he infiltrated rebel lines to plant the charges. After setting the timer however, Zeri was discovered by a rebel patrol and was unable to escape the blast. Despite the odds, Zeri survived the collapse of the aqueduct and rejoined Class G for their final assault.

Once on board the battleship Dandarius, Zeri pointed out that the warship's main gun needed to be disabled if the Gallian navy was to stand any chance against it. Following his instructions, Class G succeeded in crippling the Dandarius before confronting Baldren Gassenarl himself. Despite being transformed into an Artificial Valkyria, Baldren was defeated by Zeri and his classmates. With the arrival of the Gallian navy, the Dandarius began sinking and the Lanseal cadets evacuated. Avan and Zeri were the last two off, barely making it as the battleship exploded around them.

After graduating from Lanseal, Zeri joined the regular army. Despite continued prejudice against Darcsens, Zeri impressed his superiors with his brilliance and skill and was granted command of a squad.

Valkyria Chronicles 3

Zeri is first seen in Valkyria Chronicles 3 being accosted by a male who is accusing him of stealing his golden pocket watch, to which Zeri proclaims that he had no partaking in the theft. Kurt intervenes, telling Zeri to chew on a piece of candy while he defuses the situation with logic and reasoning. Afterwards the two talk briefly, with Zeri initially believing that Kurt dislikes Darcsens, only to be told by Kurt that he was grateful for Darcsens, and that he could not be in the position he was today without the aid of a Darcsen. The two part afterwards, with Zeri evacuating the town with the rest of the citizens.

Later, Zeri aids Nameless in taking back a town after it comes under fire from Imperial soldiers.


Base stats
Class HP AP Accuracy Evade Defense
Shocktrooper 220 350 10 12 11
Max stats
Class HP AP Accuracy Evade Defense
Trooper Elite 406 350 40 46 33
Commando 375 400 34 39 31
Gunner Elite 406 400 51 39 31
Heavy Gunner 469 300 37 39 31

Personal Potentials

  • Composed - Keeps calm when facing interception fire, for greater accuracy.
  • Darcsen Pride - Pride in fighting alongside Darcsen brethren raises various abilities.

  • Composed - Keeps calm when facing interception fire, for greater accuracy.
  • Darcsen Pride - Pride in fighting alongside Darcsen brethren raises various abilities.
  • Competitive - Hates having to admit defeat, raising their firing accuracy.

  • Composed - Keeps calm when facing interception fire, for greater accuracy.
  • Darcsen Pride - Pride in fighting alongside Darcsen brethren raises various abilities.
  • Competitive - Hates having to admit defeat, raising their firing accuracy.
  • A Friendly Hand - The sense of security when fighting alongside a close friend raises accuracy and attack power vs infantry.

Battle Potentials

Class Potentials
  • Firing Stance - Raises firing accuracy when crouching.
  • Close Combat - Raises firing accuracy and the chance of inflicting status aliments with attacks when an enemy is nearby.
  • Clear Shot - Raises firing accuracy and attack power against infantry targets when no enemy soldiers are nearby.
Trooper Veteran
  • Firing Stance - Raises firing accuracy when crouching.
  • Ambush Spotter - Can spot concealed enemies from double the distance than normal.
  • Advanced Attack - Raises various abilities.
Trooper Elite
  • Firing Stance - Raises firing accuracy when crouching.
  • Major Evasion - Raises evasive skills.
  • Max Vs Personel - Always raises attack power against infantry targets.
  • Firing Stance - Raises firing accuracy when crouching.
  • Fearless Will - Raises attack power against infantry and defense when under interception fire.
  • Phoenix - Recovers full HP when HP reaches 0.
  • Firing Stance - Raises firing accuracy when crouching.
  • First Aid Boost - Raises the amount healed when ragnaid is used.
  • Suppression - Raises chance to inflict status ailments.
Gunner Elite
  • Firing Stance - Raises firing accuracy when crouching.
  • Major Accuracy - Raises firing accuracy.
  • Range Extension - Raises effective range of an attack.
Heavy Gunner
  • Firing Stance - Raises firing accuracy when crouching.
  • Resist Counters - Lowers damage taken from counterattacks
  • Max Exploit - Significantly raises chance to inflict status ailments at all times.

Other Appearances

Samurai & Dragons

S&D Zeri

Zeri in Samurai and Dragons.

Zeri makes an appearance in Samurai & Dragons as a R monster card. As a R monster card, Zeri is of the Mercenary race and possesses the unique base skill, Pride of the Darcsen.


Squad Leader

  • "Follow my plan and we'll have no problems."
  • "Hmph, let's make this quick."
  • "I've got a long way to go, and no time to waste here!"


  • "Moving out."
  • "Watch and learn."


  • "Hrrrah!"
  • "You're through!"

Killing a Foe

  • "Enemy silenced!"
  • "Yes!"

Enemy Sighted

  • "Enemy sighted!"
  • "I see you there!"

Team Attack

  • "I'll back you up!"
  • "Keep the pressure on!"
  • "Make room, Avan!" (Avan)

Personal Potentials

  • "Nothin' to get wild about." (Composed)
  • "I'll make them accept us!" (Darcsen Pride)
  • "I don't lose." (Competitive)
  • "With you, I can do anything." (A Friendly Hand)

Battle Potentials

  • "I feel amazing!"
  • "I'm in top form!"

Healed by Ragnaid

  • "Thank you."

Rescuing an Ally

  • "Medic! We've got a man down! Hurry!"

After Medic Visit

  • "Avan, quit jokin' around! Avan!" (Avan)
  • "Juliana! JULIANA!" (Juliana)

HP Critical

  • "If you want it done right...!"
  • "This is nothing...!"


  • "Aagh... Unh...!"


  • "Pathetic. Some hero I turned out to be."

Revived by Medic

  • "I won't waste this chance."

Status Ailment


  • It is possible that Competitive potential is activated more than once on his turn. The potential's effect seems to wear off when Zeri left an enemy and get reactivated when he approach another enemy.
  • A second version of Zeri exists, available via password. "Zeri" is an Armored Tech, told apart from Zeri proper by his lack of glasses. Personality wise, "Zeri" takes the Darcsen Pride potential, and skews it - he loses combat ability when a non-Darcsen unit present nearby.
  • Zeri makes a cameo in Valkyria Chronicles 3 and is a playable character for one mission.
Class G
Core Members Aliasse | Avan | Cosette | Lavinia | Zeri
Scout Chloe | Helmut | Lotte | Melissa | Nichol | Sigrid
Shocktrooper Anisette | Erik | Franca | Marion | Nahum | Pete
Lancer Coleen | Jugin | Noel | Reiner | Rene | Vario
Engineer Heinz | Magari | Randy | Raymond | Sofia | Vicky
Armor Tech Alexis | Inghild | Jamill | Joachim | Mischlitt | Morris
Extras "Ali" | "Cosette" | "Zeri" | Aisha | Alicia | Alicia (TV) | Edy | Eleanor | Emile | Emilia | Faldio | Homer | Hubert | Isara | Jann | Juliana | Julius | Karl | Largo | Leon | Lynn | Marina | Maximilian | Mintz | Oscar | Ramal | Rosie | Selvaria | Susie | Welkin | Zaka