|Voice Actors||Mikako Komatsu (Japanese)
Battalia (Penne in Japanese) is a fictional character from Zoids: Wild. She is the first member of Team Freedom outside of Arashi.
Arashi meets Battalia in episode 5, and after the events in that episode, Battalia joins Team Freedom. Battalia importantly re-names the team to be "Freedom" and designs the logo. A substantial improvement over Arashi's attempts at a name/logo for the team the episode prior.
Battalia has a sordid background. Her parents were killed when she was young by a group of bandits. This forced her to flee into an orphanage with her Zoid Needle. She looks after the other orphans like a big sister and provides them with funds.
Being able to ride Zoids, she took up bounty hunting. She was quite successful, even capturing the Bandits that had attacked her parents. Eventually, she encounters Numb-Lock of the Dark Metal Empire. She is tasked with taking down 100 bounties for them, to get a fortune capable of looking after her orphanage. Due to the overwhelming strength of the Dark Metal Empire, she had no choice but to take up the offer.
Her 100th bounty was assigned as Arashi and Liger. She had already met Arashi at this point, and could now use her friendship to betray him.
She nearly succeeds, but instead double-crosses Numb-Lock, one of the Four Dark Warriors of the Dark Metal Empire. It's not until after turning on Dark Metal Empire, does the Needle bestow her with its Zoid Key.
Ability as a Zoid pilot
Battalia is shown to be skilled in customization and maintenance of Zoids, but was initially unaware of the Wild Blast move used by Arashi.
In terms of combat, Battalia is not a fighting expert. In a solo fair fight she is often out-muscled by larger Zoids. That being said, Battalia's specialty is surprise stealth style attacks. Her Zoid's ability to stun opponents makes her very effective when performing combination attacks with other Zoids that have more direct firepower.
Battalia has her own unique relationships with the following characters:
Arashi: Arashi and Battalia immediately get along well. While she attempts to double cross him for a reward, she eventually decides against it, and betrays Death Metal Empire instead, even when Arashi offers himself as a free bounty.
- Like most characters in Zoids Wild, Battalia's Japanese name "Penne" is based on food.
- In episode 11, it is seen that the mask on her head is functional, and is a kind of gas mask/sensor array.
|Zoids: Wild Characters|
|Arashi | Analog | Battalia | Bastion | Apex | Snare|
|Quade | Dyna | Shade | Tremor | Scrapes | Pach|
|Gigaboss | Drake | Malware | Numb-Lock | Haxile|
|Gaffer | Greta | Ikazuchi|