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Dirrel
Dirrel President
Character Information
Kanji ディレル
Romaji Direru
Biographical Information
Race Human
Age Possibly mid 40's
Gender Male
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Title(s) President of the United States of America
Status Alive
Professional Information
Job(s) Chief-Executive, Commander in Chief of the American Armed Forces
Rank Commander in Chief
Affiliation United States of America
Location Washington D.C.
Media
Debut Chapter 2 (Manga), Episode 2 (Show)


Dirrel (ディレル Direru) is the President of the United States of America (POTUS). He views the regions beyond the Gate as a land rich in resources.

Personality

Like the other superpower leaders of China and Russia, Dirrel is an opportunist who dreams of obtaining the resources from the Special Region in order to benefit his nation. He is also shown to be the most short-tempered and impatient as he explodes in a furious rage after the failures at Hakone and in Ginza. Despite this, he is a skilled politician as he manages to ensure that the USA will be able to gain some resources from beyond the Gate.

Appearance

President Dirrel is depicted as a middle-aged white man with blue eyes, as well as blonde hair that is swept forward.

Plot

Initially, he wants to send invasion force through the Gate to colonize the Special Region due to the USA having superior military power over the JSDF. However, he realizes that the US government cannot risk an international political backlash as the USA is already fighting numerous wars against terrorist organizations. Instead he decides to allow the Japanese military to map the Special Region and then wait for the JSDF to suffer heavy combat losses from the Empire. In exchange for economic concessions, such as access to the petroleum and ore fields, the USA will provide ammunition, armament, materiel, military supplies, and weaponry, along with the threat of nuclear retaliation in the event of an invasion.

He shows interest in obtaining DNA samples for genetic research. However, he orders a kidnapping operation to kidnap Pina, Bozes, Rory, Tuka, and Lelei when they visit Japan. To ensure that the operation is not obstructed, he threatens to publicly reveal information on corruption in the Japanese government. In exchange for non-interference, he will allow the Japanese government to save face and force the implicated Japanese officials to honorably resign. After the failure of the CIA special operations forces in attempting to capture Rory, Tuka, Lelei, Pina, and Bozes during the Hakone Incident, he decides to use the existing trade and military alliance treaties to ensure that the American corporations can reap profit while excluding the other Superpowers. Direct aggression is downplayed and diplomatic maneuvers are emphasized.

After his term ends, he is replaced by Mahana as president of the USA.

Skills & Abilities

While Dirrel doesn't possess any overt abilities, his position as President means that he is a skilled politician.

Trivia

  • While Dirrel does not share the appearance of any U.S. President, his aggressive foreign policy in regards to the Empire is similar to those of former President George W. Bush and current President Donald Trump.
  • Dirrel is the stereotype/stock type American character seen in many Japanese stories concerning foreign military imperialism.

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