Here all the terms used throghout the series of Escaflowne


  • Atlantis, Gate of

The massive golden ring that serves as the dimensional portal to what remains of Atlantis

  • Atlantis Machine
The legendary device created by the people of Atlantis which could turn thoughts into reality.
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  • Atlantis, Power of

The mystical ability of the Atlantian people to realize people's thoughts

  • Atlantis, Ruins of
The remnants of the formerly great civilization of Atlantis that is accessible only from Gaea from the Gate of Atlantis
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The ruin remains of the once thriving city Atlantis.



  • Causality-Rate-Detecting Device

The component of the Fate Alteration Engine shaped liked numerous tubes filled with green liquid that detects oscillations in destiny

  • Chameleon People

The demi-human race of beings capable of altering their body to any shape and color. Folken based his development of stealth clock technology on this race's unique ability. Zongi is an example of the chameleon people.

  • Costa

A Gaean unit of height equivalent to 0.987 Earth meters.

  • Crima Claw

The unique liquid metal extensions on Zaibach mecha that can shape themselves into swords, shields, and even projectiles. In addition, they can operate as flamethrowers when heated to extremely high temperatures.


  • Destiny Accelerator

The component of the Fate Alteration Engine shaped like a cyclotron that energizes the destiny particle

  • Destiny Amplifier

Folken's name for the enhanced version of the fortune amplifier. He built this experimental device in Asturia from the fortune amplifier aboard the Vione.

  • Destiny Particle

The elemental particle responsible for destiny, similar in principle to the graviton for gravity and the photon for light. The Fate Alteration Engine manipulates the destiny particle in order to change fate.

  • Destiny-Predicting Device

Dornkirk's telescope-like invention that could see the fate of anyone and everyone on Gaea -- if it weren't frequently stymied by the spectorlike shadows of the girl from the Mystic Moon and the white dragon.

  • Destiny Vibrator

The component of the Fate Alteration Engine shaped like a tube filled with blue liquid that oscillates the destiny particle.

  • Dowsing

A method of divination usually performed by pendulums or rods. It is often used to determining choices or searching for objects or people.

  • Draconian

The Gaean name for people descended from the angel-like inhabitants of Atlantis.

  • Drag-Energist

The Gaean energy crystal obtained from the bodies of dragons. It is primarily used to power large mecha and weaponry. The dragons originally swallow energist ore deposits, which are then purified in their bodies.

  • Dragon Slayers

The elite unit of youthful Alseides pilots assigned under General Adelphos Gein's Copper Army and commanded by Dilandau Albatou.

  • Dragon's Wind

Rising air currents known for the dragons who use it to fly great distances.


  • Energist

Gem-like crystal unique to Gaea and Atlantis. The many attributes that the numerous varieties hold range from the mudane (the ability to power Guymelefs and ships) to the supernatural (apparent powers of divination). The color is an indication of the potency of the energist: red being the most powerful, followed by purple and green. The most powerful of all physical energists are drag-energists, energists which have been purified after dragons swallow ore deposits. However, not all energists are physical .... In Katsu-Aki's shounen manga version, energists are also given the kanji appellation seihouseki, or divine jewel.

  • Energist Bomb

Explosive device of composed seven Drag-Energists forced to merged each other until the resulting resonation between them release massive amounts of energy. The Basram Army used such a device in the final battle of the Gaea War.


  • Fate Alteration Engine

Dornkirk's name for his attempt to reproduce the Atlantis Machine to realize thoughts. It is made of several components, including the causality-rate-detecting device, destiny accelerator, and the destiny vibrator.

  • Fortune Amplifier

The device installed on Folken's fortress Vione that received and amplified power from the Fate Alteration Engine for the Fortune-Enhanced Soldiers

  • Fortune-Enhanced Soldiers

Zaibach's experiments to transfuse its soldiers Fortune Blood infused with enhanced Fortune Deoxyribonucleic Acid to improve their fortune in battle. The most prominent example of them are Naria and Eriya.


  • Gecko People

The demi-human race of beings developed from geckos and humans. Thanks to suction cups on their hands and feet, the gecko people can climb on walls and ceilings. Meiden hires some of them to capture Hitomi and entice the Escaflowne out into the open.

  • Generals, Four

The generals (Adelphos Gein, Helio Eides, Zodia Quu, and Getin Gus) overseeing the four Demon Armies (Copper, Bronze, Iron, and Silver Armies respectively) of Zaibach

  • Gidaru/Gidoru

The commonly used unit of commerce in Gaea. The Ispano people's price for repairing the Escaflowne is 50 million of these.

  • Glar

A medicinal plant whose leaves are used alleviate the sickness by forest demi-people on Gaea. Van receives some leaves from the Mole Man for Hitomi and Merle's fever.

  • God of Protection

Guardian dieties believed to watch over a particular nation of people. Two examples of gods of protection are the Escaflowne of Fanelia and Jeture of Asturia.

  • Guymelef

Giant armored power suit in the 8-costa or 8-meter class that were initially built to fight dragons. Except for the recent Guymelefs in the Zaibach Empire's revived production line, most of them required several decades to over a century to build.


  • Knights Caeli

The 12 most elite knights under the king of Asturia. They are normally charged with the duty of guarding of the royal palace and overseeing key regions of the country. However, the youngest one, Allen Schezar, is stationed in a frontier fort far from the capital Palas.


  • Levitation Rock

A rock unique to Gaea that floats in midair. It is used for large-scale transportation as well as Zaibach's floating fortresses. Since its normal state is to float in mid-air, people have to heat the rock (usually with power from Energists) to lower it to the ground. It is also called flotation rock or wandering ground.


  • Magicians

Zaibach's elite group that implements the esoteric scientific advancements initiated by Dornkirk. The term (invented for Escaflowne's story) literally means "followers of the magic way" in Japanese, although it has another double meaning, "followers of the evil way."

  • Melef

Armored power suit, mainly those in the 4-costa or 4-meter class.

  • Miet

A Gaean unit of time equivalent to about 30 Earth seconds

  • Mystic Moon

The term the people of Gaea use for Earth

  • Mystic Valley

The term the people of Gaea use for the location of the ruins of Atlantis. Although the early explorers thought the Mystic Valley physically lies in the dark continent of Asgard on Gaea, it is actually an alternate dimension separate from both Gaea and Earth. In order to enter the Mystic Valley and the ruins of Atlantis, the Gate of Atlantis must be opened.


  • Peizo

A Gaean unit of weight equivalent to 1.014 Earth metric tons

  • Power Spot

Mystical stones in which the remnants of the power of Atlantis still reside, long after that civilization's decline.

  • Praktu

Five high priests of Freid with the supernatural ability to probe people's minds. One is called to the Freid's capital Godashim to learn the secrets of captives.


  • Stealth Cloak

The revolutionary technology invented by Folken that renders both Guymelefs and fortresses invisible to the naked eye. Folken developed this technology from the unique abilities of the chameleon people. Due to its exhaustive power requirements, the stealth cloak cannot disguise Guymelefs while flying (with the exception of the latest prototype, the Oreades).

  • Swordsmen of Gaea/Three Swords masters

The legendary trio whose skill of the sword is unmatched in Gaea. The three swordsmen of Gaea, Balgus Ganesha, Rig Vieta, and Adama Eshe, have their names taken from mythological stories. The three swords masters of Gaea got their name in the past warring era, and are known for their superior strength that matches the power of a guymelef.

Van and Allen’s mentor Balgus Ganesha is one of the three. Balgus was one of the legendary Three Sword masters of Gaea. He also mentored the young Allen Shcezar to become a great swordsman. Balgus was killed during the battle trying to protect Fanalia from the Zaibach army.

  • Samurai Generals

The three samurai generals in Fanalia.