- 「《八葉一刀流》のシュバルツァー教官か―― ……正直，聞いていたほどじゃないな.」
The Eight Leaves One Blade-style Professor Schwarzer, huh? I honestly haven’t heard of him.
- —Kurt's intro quote, Trails of Cold Steel III
Kurt Vander is a main character in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. He is a member of the new Class VII and a playable character. He is the younger brother of Mueller Vander and nephew of Zechs Vander.
Kurt has blue hair and light fuchsia eyes. He wears the standard issue academy uniform of Thors Military Academy's II branch.
According to Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo, Kurt himself has a complex in that he considers himself smart.
After the civil war's end and due to Prime Minister Osborne’s strategy, the Vander family were dismissed from their protection duties to the Imperial family. Since the great loss of his goal, he tries to withdraw his entry to Thors, but at the recommendation of his older brother Mueller, he hesitantly agrees to go to Thors II's branch school.
Trails of Cold Steel III
- He is the second dual swordsman to appear since Joshua Bright.
- He is the second party member of the Vander family to appear a decade after his older brother Trails in the Sky the 3rd.
- He and Sidney are dormmates in the same room.
- It is possible that his and Michael Irving's appearance in Trails of Cold Steel III hints their names being references to Kurt Irving, the level-headed commanding officer protagonist from Valkyria Chronicles 3.