• Nils Daerden
Nils Daerden
Nils Daerden.png
Birth Date c.1906 (Aged 31 by 1937)
Affiliation Gallian Militia
Rank(s) Pvt profile.pngPrivate
Role Gallian militiaman (former)
Gang boss / Vigilante
Unit Class Lancer-insignia.png Lancer
Likes None
Valkyria Chronicles
Voice Acting
Japanese Matsumura Yukihiro
English Steve Blum

Nils Daerden (ニルス・デールデン Nirusu Dēruden?) is a twenty-nine year old Squad 7 lancer who appears in the original Valkyria Chronicles videogame. Nils also appears as a member of squad 1 in the Valkyria Chronicles anime.


Valkyria Chronicles

A denizen of the capital city's seedy underbelly, his was a solitary life. He remained undefeated through countless turf wars. Burly, rugged and stoic, he's had more than a few ladies approach him, but none have yet managed to sway him from his lone wolf ways.

A long chain of turf battles ultimately saw him reigning at the peak of Gallia's underworld, enforcing his own code of honor in concert with the government.


Base Stats

  • HP - 260
  • Accuracy - 11
  • Evasion - 0
  • AP - 350
  • Defense - 6

Max Stats

  • HP - 462
  • Accuracy - 21.7
  • Evasion - 10.7
  • AP - 400
  • Defense - 12

Personal Potentials

  • City Kid - Standing on paved roads reminds them of the city, making them feel right at home and upping their defense.
  • Lone Wolf - Having allies nearby is a distraction that causes a drop in evasion ability.
  • Camp Defender - Bent on protecting the camp by sheer force of will, they naturally become better at evading attacks.
  • Misogynist - Having women nearby triggers constitutional loathing so powerful it lowers accuracy.

Battle Potentials

  • First Aid Boost - The healing powers of Ragnaid (S) are occasionally increased.
  • Stand Ready - Defense receives a boost when they enter the range of enemy interception fire.
  • Super Anti-Armor - Their attack power against tanks is greatly boosted a set percentage of the time.
  • Ammo Refill - They have a chance of recovering all ammunition after attacking.



  • "On it."
  • "Roger."


  • "Ah!"
  • "Rrrgh!"
  • "Take this!"

Killing a Foe

  • "...Good."

Enemy Sighted

  • "Hostile found."
  • "Enemy sighted."

Personal Potentials

  • "This is my territory." (City Kid)
  • "One is all it takes." (Lone Wolf)
  • "Nobody gets in my territory." (Camp Defender)
  • "Girls just get in the way." (Misogynist)

Battle Potentials

  • "Heal up!" (First Aid Boost)
  • "Bring it." (Stand Ready)
  • "I'll destroy you." (Super Anti-armor)
  • "I'm ready for more!" (Ammo Refill)

Healed by Ragnaid

  • "I'm thankful."

Rescuing an Ally

  • "Man down!"

After Medic Visit

  • "Please! Help!"
  • "Don't die."

HP Critical

  • "I'm fine."
  • "Alright."


  • "Damn them."


  • "Lieutenant, Sir...The rest is...up to..."

Enter Squad 7

  • "I'm Nils. Nils Daerden...I'll see you on the field."

Exit Squad 7

  • "That was good...Be seeing you."


  • Nils is the best choice for a Mortar user because his Misogynist Potential will no longer be a problem if he became a Mortar user.
  • Nils was a member of Squad 1 in the anime, but he was killed in action.
  • Nils' back story and disposition closely resembles that of another character voiced by Steve Blum; Spike Spiegel of the anime Cowboy Bebop.
Squad 7
Officers Alicia | Eleanor | Isara | Largo | Rosie | Welkin | Zaka
Scout Aika | Cherry | Freesia | Hermes | Juno | Melville | Montley | Nancy | Noce | Ramona | Susie | Ted | Wavy
Shocktrooper Aisha | Alex | Coby | Dorothy | Edy | Hannes | Jane | Kevin | Mica | Nina | Salinas | Vyse | Wendy
Lancer Elysse | Hector | Jann | Nils | Rosina | Theold | Walter | Yoko
Engineer Claudia | Dallas | Herbert | Homer | Karl | Nadine | Ramsey
Sniper Catherine | Cezary | Marina | Oscar
Tech Support Hans | Kreis | Leon | Medic
Tank Edelweiss | Shamrock
Hidden Audrey | Emile | Knute | Lynn | Musaad
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