Count Slaine Saazbaum Troyard (スレイン・ザーツバルム・トロイヤード 伯爵, Surein Zātsubarumu Toroiyādo-Hakushaku?), born Slaine Troyard (スレイン・トロイヤード, Surein Toroiyādo?), commonly referred to as Count Troyard (トロイヤード 伯爵, Toroiyādo-Hakushaku?), and occasionally Lord Troyard (トロイヤード 卿, Toroiyādo-Kyō?) is one of the main characters of the ALDNOAH.ZERO television series. He holds the title of Count as a member of the Orbital Knights. He pilots the Martian Kataphrakt Tharsis.
Slaine is shown to be very friendly with Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia, being completely loyal to her. When presented with the possibility of her being alive, he boldly went after her alone. His loyalty to the her can be further attested by the fact that even when he was being tortured, he would still not reveal that she was alive.
He is more than willing to fight in order to protect Princess Asseylum, and yet he saved Count Saazbaum's life despite the fact that he is an enemy of Princess Asseylum, showing a lack of control of his emotions; however, this is likely due to how Slaine sympathies the...