Noble Red (ノーブルレッド Nōburu Reddo?) is a remnant group split off from the Bavarian Illuminati, led by Vanessa Diodati. This unit does not officially exist within the Illuminati, being formed after its collapse following Adam Weishaupt's death. They, along with Shem-Ha Mephorash, are the main antagonists of Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV.
Noble Red consists of Vanessa, Millaarc Cranstoun, and Elsa Bête, all three of whom were scorned as 'filthy rustlings' by the Illuminati due to failing to produce the results the Illuminati wanted from them: Vanessa being irreversibly damaged in an accident, and Millaarc and Elsa being failed experimental subjects. They named themselves 'Noble Red' to empower themselves and prove they are truly 'crimson'.
While Vanessa heads Noble Red, it is not because of any particular strength or leadership skills on her part, but simply because she felt responsible for the role as the most senior member of the group.
The goal of Noble Red is to harness the divine power to restore their original human bodies. To this end, they cooperated with Fudo Kazanari, who gave them protection in exchange for assisting his plans. After he betrayed them, they switched to working under Shem-Ha Mephorash instead, after becoming perfect monsters. Using their new power, Noble Red carried out Shem-Ha's order in destroying the Rocket before teleport to the Moon.
|Noble Red Members|
|Vanessa Diodati||Millaarc Cranstoun||Elsa Bête|
- All three members of Noble Red have origins and aesthetics based off mythological creatures and figures:
- The name "Noble Red" is close to that of the Crimson Noble vampires of the Wild Arms series. Both Wild Arms and Symphogear were created by Akifumi Kaneko.
- Noble Red has a theme BGM found on the XV soundtrack, titled Reddish Brown (レディッシュブラウン Redisshu Buraun?). This is also the BGM track associated with them in Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV.
Organizations in Symphogear