Another type of Red Baron was created by eating the drugs created by Tsukina Farrow and Firenda, which known as the "New Generation Red Baron" (新型撃墜王 Shingata Gekitsui-ō). So far, the only successfully created Barons using this drug are the clones of Class A, dubbed the "New Class A".
The seven original Barons were created by surgically modifying them by implanting and grafting their bodies with the gene's of Schmelman Bach's who was naturally genetically compatible of accessing and drawing out the energies of the "Althing" since birth. Upon being given the surgeries, the Seven were then artificially given the same ability to do so as well, allowing them to obtain superhuman/supernatural powers and abilities without actually needing a Ballot Replica. Additionally the seven successful Barons also obtained the power to tap into Schmelman's "bloodlust" allowing them to increase their power in exchange for their sanity and self control.
However unlike later methods, the original Baron Surgery first needed to be genetically compatible with the surgeries requirements. With the earlier experiments with the procedure having been noted to have killed a majority of the child test subjects and leaving only a single survivor upon the pseudo operations completion due to their bodies "rejecting" the modification done to them due not being "compatible", effectively limiting the number of Barons that could be created during the Abandonment War.
300 years later, after decades of study and experimentation in Althea on trying to improve the Baron Surgery and make it available to all without screening anyone genetically, Tsukina Farrow and Firenda successfully created a Drug that allows any user that takes it to be transformed into a Red Baron without rejection. Granting the newly created barons "superior" power in comparison to the old due to the drug also automatically granting them a Count of 500000, a count superior to that of the original seven.
However despite these improvement, there were still a few key differences that made the newly create Baron's inferior to that of the originals. The first being that unlike the seven original Baron's the count of the newly created ones are completely frozen at 500000 preventing their count from going up any higher even if they utilize a Ballot Replica to multiply their power, unlike the seven original Barons who could boost their power by synchronizing themselves with their Ballots and increase their Counts and power in battle. The second difference being that unlike the seven originals, the new Barons do not have access to Schmelman's "bloodlust" preventing them from gaining the same explosive power boost the original seven Barons can gain in mid battle by activating and tapping into their inherited innate bloodlust.
According to the legend, the Red Barons are to serve their purpose to end the Abandonment War with their superhuman strength. After the war had ended, the Red Barons disappeared from the world, never to be seen again.
It is later revealed that the Red Barons were created before the Abandonment War even began, in an experiment known as the "Aerial Ace Project" (撃墜王計画 Gekitsui-ō Keikaku, Funimation: "Aces Project"). The instructors of the 13th Special Military Forces School originally conducted experiments on animals to enhance their strength. Nana Bassler was the first person to become a Red Baron. While the surgery was successful, the operation was still imperfect and thus using her ability will cost Nana her count.
After the "success" in transforming Nana into the first "Aerial Ace", Schmelman became aware of the scientists and researcher's use of orphaned children as experimental guinea pigs for the surgery and immediately "removed" them from the experiment and replace them with Firenda, who was then limited to only using rats as test subjects for further study into the procedure and after a lengthy amount of time. Firenda managed to successfully perfect the surgery and figured out the needed genetic requirements for a successful "Ace" and after screening him, conducted the first human Baron Surgery on Licht Bach during the dawn of the Abandonment War, who thus then became the first ever "successful" Baron to develop superhuman powers with no drawbacks. The only changes being Licht's increased physical growth and change in his eye color and hair pigmentation.
During the Abandonment War, the Class A students went to request the instructors for the surgery, so that Licht won't handle the war all by himself. The instructors accepted their request and chose five other people to become members of the Red Baron. Those five people would include Alexandrov Grigorovich, Sakai Tokikaze, Sonohara Mizuka, Douan Taketora, and Gespenst Zerlegen. Six of Red Barons served their purpose to join the war and fight against their enemy, while the remaining one founded the Special Service with the intention to assassinate the enemy leaders.
There are a total of seven Red Barons that were created during the Abandonment War:
- Licht Bach - Flash Baron (閃撃の撃墜王 Sengeki no Gekitsui-ō, Yen Press: Ace of Flashing Strikes)
- Alexandrov Grigorovich - Blast Baron (爆撃の撃墜王 Bakugeki no Gekitsui-ō, Yen Press: Ace of Explosive Strikes)
- Sonohara Mizuka - Pursuit Baron (追撃の撃墜王 Tsuigeki no Gekitsui-ō, Yen Press: Ace of Pursuit)
- Douan Taketora - Heavy Baron (重撃の撃墜王 Jūgeki no Gekitsui-ō, Yen Press: Ace of Heavy Strikes)
- Sakai Tokikaze - Blink Baron (瞬撃の撃墜王 Shungeki no Gekitsui-ō, Yen Press: Ace of Sudden Strikes)
- Nana Bassler - Insight Baron (識撃の撃墜王 Shikigeki no Gekitsui-ō, Yen Press: Ace of Conscious Strikes, Funimation: Ace of Knowing)
- Gespenst Zerlegen - Pierce Baron (心撃の撃墜王 Shingeki no Gekitsui-ō)
- Ichinose Saki (Clone)
- Akui Genji (Clone)
- Suda Kyouhei (Clone)
- Sumiya Asumi (Clone)
- Narumiya Kyouka (Clone)
- ↑ Plunderer Chapter 20