Waltrud Krupinski is one of the main characters from the Brave Witches anime and manga.
Waltrud is one of Karsland's veteran aces. Self-claimed "Countess", she is a hard-drinking hedonist and womanizer, but generally easygoing. She has a tendency to discard personal safety to line up her attacks, causing her to get into many crashes. Even so, she has a fairly lengthy military history and has the skills to be considered one of the top aces of Karsland.
In the XP4 fics, Waltrud is a member of the Heroes Coalitions as a trainee. She also attends at the Vanguard Academy as a student.
In the AWA fics, Waltrud is a student of the AWA Academy.
Waltrud is a tall young woman with a short, boyish dirty blonde hair and brown eyes. She wears a black uniform jacket over a light-grey blouse, light-grey pantyhose, brown boots and a dark-blue Panzer hat.
Tall, slender, and elegant, she has earned the nickname "Countess". She is also a hard-drinking womanizer and a hedonist with an easygoing and optimist personality. Brave and energetic. Despite her dauntless dog-fighting skill and sure marksmanship, her tendency to discard personal safety in favor of lining up for the attack rather than waiting means that she damages an unusually large number of Striker Unit, often making emergency landings under enemy fire.
Her inherent magic is called Magic Boost (Majikkubūsuto). It's releasing magical powers at once, she can instantaneously get super acceleration, but it's rarely used because it places a heavy burden on the unit.
- Waltrud is based off Prussian-born German ace Walter Krupinski who, similar to Waltrud, was nicknamed Graf Pinski (Count Pinski) due to his Prussian origins.
- As a canonical womanizer, Krupinski technically becomes the first canonical and open lesbian franchise's character whose sexuality is portrayed openly and not implied or depicted ambiguously.