Tharsis (タルシス, Tarushisu?) is a Martian Kataphrakt that appears in the ALDNOAH.ZERO television series. It was originally the personal Kataphrakt of Count Cruhteo, an Orbital Knight. The Tharsis was later given to and piloted by Count Slaine Saazbaum Troyard, also an Orbital Knight.
The Tharsis is equipped with an Aldnoah Drive that seems to possess limited precognitive abilities-it allows the pilot to see a few seconds into the future through its screen. The Tharsis is also a fast Kataphrakt, utilizing maneuvering thrusters to increase mobility on ground and air. This, along with the Tharsis' precognitive abilities, gives it incredible mobility, allowing it to close the distance to the next enemy very quickly and also evade enemy fire with ease. However, the pilot must have fast enough reactions and the piloting skills for Tharsis' precognitive ability to become a significant advantage. The Tharsis is also equipped with two shields, both of which conceal machine guns for ranged combat and blades for close ranged combat.
After the death of Count Cruhteo, the Tharsis was taken by Cou...