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What do people value most? Their own life, of course!

— Luciano Bradley's motto

Luciano Bradley (ルキアーノ・ブラッドリー, Rukiāno Buraddorī) was the Knight of Ten, and was also known as the "Vampire of Britannia".


Luciano Bradley wears a cloak like the other Knights of the Round: his is colored orange. Bradley has purple eye pupils and auburn eyebrows. His hair is auburn and worn in a mullet-like style with a single hair hanging down in the middle.


Bradley is known to be a violent and confrontational man, willing to provoke and attack others without provocation. This makes him disliked by several of the other Knights of the Round, including Suzaku.

In battle, Bradley displays a strong sense of sadistic tendencies. He is fond of freely causing death and destruction to anyone, even willing to forcefully sacrifice his own allies against their objections, and expressing little to no sympathy towards his victims.

He is fiercely loyal to Britannia, but does as he pleases most of the time, even around members of the Imperial Family.

Character Outline[]

Luciano Bradley

Bradley as the Knight of Ten.

Bradley pilots a custom Knightmare Frame, the Percival. He seems to have fought on the frontlines of Belarus alongside Suzaku prior to his first appearance in the series. Bradley commands a unit of personal bodyguards known as the Grausam Valkyrie Squadron, a quartet of young women who pilot two-tone pink Vincents. Two known members are Liliana Vergamon and Marika Soresi, sister of Kewell Soresi. Before following Bradley, these two pilots served under Cornelia. In personal combat, Bradley carries a number of large knives, and he is demonstrated to throw with great accuracy and force.

Character History[]

Second Season[]

Officially, Bradley first appeared in Episode 2 of R2 with the rest of the Knights of the Round while Zero broadcasted his return after a year of 'peace' for Britannia.

The next time we see Bradley was shortly before the formation of the UFN, when he threw a knife at Suzaku and then insulted Suzaku's love for Euphemia. Later on, he walks in on a conversation between Nunnally and Kallen to tell the latter that she is to be used as a hostage and threatens to harm her because she is apparently expendable. Gino intervened and was also insulted by Bradley, who suggested that his noble status alone allowed him to reach his position as a Knight of the Round.

During the Kagoshima Settlement Battle, Bradley destroyed a number of the Black Knights' Knightmares, and tried to destroy the Da Longdan by throwing a damaged Britannian flagship into it. However, it was intercepted by Xingke. After hearing that Zero and a detachment of the Black Knights are in Tokyo, he asks permission from Bismarck to take the Valkyrie Squadron with him to kill Zero. After gaining permission, he heads off to Tokyo.

Percival - Shield - Missles

Bradley dispatching Tamaki and his squad.

After the Mordred suddenly stopped its attack on the Shinkiro, he attempts to kill Zero with the assistance of the Valkyrie Squadron. Tamaki and his squad try to intervene and save Zero, but Bradley immediately destroys their Knightmares. Unfazed by the distraction, Bradley directs his attention back towards Zero who initially gets a chance to fire at Bradley with the Shinkirō. However, Bradley states that he was waiting for him to do that as the Shinkirō has to lower its shield in order to fire.


Moments before Luciano's death.

Before he gets a chance, Kallen, now piloting the Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements arrives in time to stop his attack and destroys the machines piloted by all members of the Valkyrie Squadron. He then engages in a one-on-one fight with Kallen. After coming in close range, he attempts to use the Percival's head-mounted slash harken as a surprise attack. However, Kallen easily destroys it with the Guren's Radiant Wave Surger and then uses it on the Percival, killing Luciano in the process.


  • Bradley's nickname, "Vampire of Britannia" as well as his sadistic tendencies and use of knives, may have been inspired by the historical Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, better known as Vlad the Impaler, who was rumored to eat his lunch while watching victims impaled on pikes die. Vlad the Impaler was the inspriation for Dracula.


  • "I think being able to openly take away the most important thing people have ... 'life' ... is the best thing that ever happened."
  • "Do you know the truth of the battlefield? Kill a man normally, and it’s considered a crime. But kill many on the battlefield, and you become a hero.”