Barnette Orangello is one of the many Dread pilot co-leaders under Meia’s command on the Nirvana. She is ranked higher than Dita. Unlike the 3 other Dread pilots featured in the series (Dita, Meia and Jura), her Dread cannot combine with Hibiki’s Vanguard, due to her position when the Paxis altered the Dreads. She displays one of the most aggressive behaviors, in terms of both her fighting style and her attitude towards men, who have been integrated into the Nirvana’s crew, probably more so than Meia. She has a very impressive firearms collection, including a Calico pistol, a CZ 75 pistol, a Steyr AUG, and a Franchi SPAS-12 Shotgun, and is also an excellent cook. During the Second Stage, she voluntarily replaced Gascogne to lead the Registry, after a sortie against a Harvester mothership. She becomes a much more kind person, trying to carry both the job and attitude of Gascogne, being much more supportive of all the crew.
In the manga, Barnette has feelings for Hibiki. In the anime, it is implied she might be in a relationship with Jura.
Barnette Orangello is one of the many Dread pilot co-leaders under Meia's command on the Nirvana, and is ranked higher than Dita. It is not really clear whether Barnette is Jura's girlfriend or best friend, Jura is extremely affectionate with her, but by season 2 it's clear Jura acts that way with anyone she likes. Unlike the three other Dread pilots featured in the series (Dita, Meia, and Jura), her Dread cannot combine with Hibiki's Vanguard, due to her position when the Paeksys altered the Dreads.
Barnette is about as serious and focused as Meia, but more open and expressive, and sometimes more aggressive and hostile. While she is friendly towards her friends and other women, her dislike towards the men was more stubborn than the others. She displays one of the most aggressive behaviors of the crew, both in combat and her attitude towards the men, probably more so than Meia. Toward the end of the first season, she helped remind and renew the women's hatred towards their captive men, and lead their attempted recapture.
She has a large collection of classic firearms (including a Calico pistol, a Steyr AUG, and a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun) and is also a good cook.
She gradually calmed down and mellowed during the second season. She voluntarily replaced Gascogne to lead the crew of the Registry system, after Gascogne was thought to have been lost during a sortie against a Harvester mothership. She became more open and friendly to Hibiki, as Gascogne was no longer there to be his big sister figure and play poker with him.
When Gascogne was revealed to be alive and returned to the crew, Barnette was pleased to return to her place on the front lines for the final battle against the Harvesters.