This is a list of primary characters from the anime series Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Most of them are people who became the first members of Kamina's Team Gurren.
The plot of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is divided into two main story arcs, separated by a seven-year time skip. After the time skip, most characters pass through important changes in their appearances and/or personalities, and some of them have their own unique roles in the overall story.
- Simon - Human, the main character of the show; Leader of Team Dai-Gurren and former Commander-in-Chief of the human race, and Lagann's pilot.
- Kamina - Human, Simon's mentor, and idol, former pilot of Gurren, leader of Team Gurren.
- Yoko Littner - Human, sniper, teacher.
- Leeron - Human, Team Dai-Gurren's main mechanic, leader of coordination & communication, Chief of the Science Bureau.
- Boota - Pig-Mole, Simon's pet, Team Dai-Gurren's mascot.
- Nia Teppelin - Lord Genome's daughter, Anti-Spiral.
- Rossiu Adai - Human, former pilot of Gurren, Commander-in-Chief of the human race.
- Viral - Beastman/Immortal, formerly of Lordgenome's army, pilot of Gurren.
- Lordgenome - Leader of the Beastmen, Spiral King, pilot of Lazengann, Bio-Computer of Team Dai-Gurren.
- Leyte Jokin - Human, Chief engineer, skilled and ingenious mechanic, Makken's wife.
- Makken - Human, Leite's husband, Moshogun pilot.
- Dayakka - Human, former leader of Littner village, former Dayakkaiser pilot, Team Dai-Gurren Captain, Kiyoh's husband.
- Kittan Bachika - Human, oldest of Beastman hunter group "Black Siblings," Chief of the Legal Affairs Bureau.
- Kiyoh Bachika - Human, Dayakka's wife, Dayakkaiser pilot, oldest of Kittan's younger sisters.
- Kinon Bachika - Human, second oldest of Kittan’s younger sisters, monitior of the radar, administrator of Kamina City.
- Kiyal Bachika - Human, youngest of the Black Siblings, pilot of Kiyalunga.
- Gabal Docker - Human, Team Dai-Gurren's helmsman, in charge of steering and maneuvering.
- Zorthy Kanai - Human, pilot of Sozoshin.
- Jorgun and Balinbow Bakusa - Humans, Twin Bouken pilots, Directors of the Public Affairs Department.
- Kidd and Iraak Coega - Human, pilots of Ainzer, Human, pilot of Kidd Knuckle. respectively.
- Tetsukan Littner - Human, monitor of ship condition, member of the control team for Dai-Gurren, member of the Science Bureau.
- Attenborough Cortich - Human, Ship's happy trigger finger, member of Team Dai-Gurren, member of the Science Bureau.
- Viral - Beastman , A once-respected officer of Lord Genome's army, but was dishonored by his defeat at Gurren-Lagann 's Hands.
- Thymilph - Beastman , The Crasher, One of the Four Beast Generals under the Spiral King, specialized in Heavy Fire Combat.
- Adiane - Beastman , The Elegant, One of the Four Beast Generals under the Spiral King, specialized in water combat.
- Cytomander - Beastman , The Swift, One of the Four Beast Generals under the Spiral King, specialized in air combat.
- Guame - Beastman , The Immovable, One of the Four Beast Generals under the Spiral King, specialized in Ground Combat.