|Aleksander Nikolaevich Herr|
|Aliases||Sasha, Sasha the Martyr|
|Eye Color||Tiffany Blue|
Red (when transformed)
|Age||13 (season 1)|
his Maria especially Mafuyu,
|Dislikes||Injustice, annoying or arrogant people, crossdressing, Fake breasts|
|Voiced by||Yuko Sanpei|
|First Appearance||Episode 1 (Anime)|
Chapter 1 (Manga)
Aleksander Nikolaevich Herr (アレクサンドル＝ニコラエビッチ＝ヘル), also knows as Sasha (サーシャ), is the main character of the manga and anime series Seikon no Qwaser. He is the Qwaser of Iron and is currently living with Mafuyu Oribe and Tomo Yamanobe.
Often appearing as a rude and stubborn person, he does have a heart but tends to hide it from everyone. He doesn't seem to have much interest in anyone (besides females), and when paying attention to them; his only interest is to save them or to restore his life by drinking their soma.
Also, during the time he loses his memories, many people assumed he was a girl, and they thought he would look good as a girl. He is a tsundere character, displaying a cold attitude towards others but only warming up to a select few. He is known to be quite handsome, and has feminine looks, as shown when he dresses as a maid.
Aleksander has ghost white/silver hair, tiffany blue eyes and porcelain-white skin and usually wears a black sleeveless shirt with a black hood that has a zipper down the middle and a red cross design in the front. He wears black pants with a black belt and black boots. Aleksander wears black gloves with red rims, and also has his left ear pierced. He is actually known to be quite handsome, and has feminine looks, as shown when he dresses as a maid.
Sasha's primary vendetta with the Adepts is the murder of Olja at the hands of the Aurum (Gold) Qwaser who exiled him. The Aurum Qwaser is also responsible for the large Inverted Eastern Cross shaped scar on the left side of his face. The scar tends to bleed in response to Sasha's excitement during battle - the acme of which is characterized by Sasha's left eye becoming red and the scar glowing prior to bleeding heavily during power-down.
Driven by his bitter prologue with the Adepts and the parallels that he sees between Tomo and Olja, Sasha's ferocity reaches its zenith when the Adepts target Tomo for her high-quality soma; during his time with Mafuyu, Sasha comes to realize the infinite value of human life as he demonstrates a copious contempt for the Adepts endangering innocent people. Aside from the comedy of refracting Miyuri Tsudjiô's persecution to her detriment and the situational remarks in Russian (though such quotations are often authors' errors), Sasha is shocked to find that Mafuyu gives as good as she gets when he obdurately ignores the social conventions of human civilization and forces him to partake her consummate cooking - particularly when it is his favorite dish borscht.
Over the course of the series, Sasha's arsenal expands from his trademark scythe and kunai to a katana-like sword he wields in tandem; even though he rejects the prospect in the early going, Sasha and Mafuyu begin to become attracted to each other even as they deny it when confronted about the prospect. He was involved in the most serious confrontations that happened in the series, the last one being the one against Shinichiro Ootori, where he managed to reach the 4th (on a scale of eight) grade of elemental control. Nevertheless, he was recently forced to separate from Mafuyu, much to his dismay, and undertake training sessions to prepare for future confrontations.
- In Russia, Sasha is a very common nickname for anyone with the name Alexander.
- Sasha's favorite food is borsch, a traditional Ukrainian dish.
- Sasha is also referred to as Zhelezo (Železo), which is "Iron" in Russian and some other languages.
- He is terrible at bowling.