Dilandau is the leader of a group of guymelef pilots called the Ryuugekitai (dragon slayers) that work for the Zaibach Empire with Strategos Folken (Van Fanelia's big brother who disappeared). The members of this band, Migel Lavariel, Guimel, Shesta, Dallet, Gatti, Viole, and the kindhearted beast man that has been by his side since he was little - Jajuka - are probably the closest things that Dilandau has to friends. (Close, but not close enough) His nature is such that friends are impossible. He must rule over those around him, and has a severe problem with taking/following the orders of his superiors. He's stubborn and always does things his way; even if he has to bend or break the rules to pursue his interests, but he's intelligent (and sneaky) enough that he knows to keep just within the boundaries of what's acceptable.
Dilandau is a superb fighter, with and without his red Melef, Alseides. When in battle, he's ruthless in the pursuit of his goals, and the casualties are almost always quite high. Dilandau's Guymelef is Zaibach made, and comes equipped with claws, Crima claws (the liquid metal ones he uses most of the time), a flamethrower (kawaii lil fire bug, neh?), and a stealth cloak (insta invisy, you cant hit what you cant see!). both of the models of Melef he pilots, the Alseides and the Oreades, come with these weapons and are painted red. (Hence him being known as the red melef pilot ^^) the Oreades model is basically an upgrade of the Alseides, and can up the power output of the melefs energists. (the dragon heart crystals that they use for power).
He is extremely vain about his face, and after his cheek is scarred by Van Fanelia, he becomes consummed by hatred. It's at that point that he "dips his toe" into insanity. (he constantly strokes his cheek while muttering about Van, and disregards direct orders from the General Adelphos.) It would be accurate to say that Dilandau is psychotic, though not of his own design. Many horrible experiments were performed upon him, or rather, her by the Zaibach empire. The twisted sorcerors of the Zaibach Empire performed a "fate alteration" experiment on a small, delicate blond girl child named Celena (Serena) Schezar. While waiting to undergo the experiment, the small 5 yr old child was placed into the care of Jajuka. (Jajuka tried to stop the experiments, but failed. He was only a beastman, and worthless in the eyes of the Empire) The experiment was a partial success, the golden haired girlchild became a silvery haired boychild they named Dilandau Albatou. The experiment was only a partial success because later, due to several emotional shocks, Dilandau starts reverting to Celena for short periods of time, until Jajuka, near his death, tell him/her that staying Celena isnt a bad thing, and he reverts to female permanently.( <-- fact ignored by me) In the movie (Ecaflowne: Girl in Gaea), they completely leave this out. Dilandau is always a male, and he wields magic.
Dilandau loves fire, as a matter of fact, it seems to be his element. he's set fire to many things, Fanelia, Van and Escaflowne, Allen's Castle, Asturia, and a forest or two. It makes him quite happy. As a matter of fact, his catch phrase is "Burn!" He can usually be found wearing red and black armor, over a pastel purple top and a tiara type headpiece with a jewel in the middle of it. Anytime he's not wearing his "uniform" he's either running around shirtless, or is mostly naked in his melef.