History Characters / RivieraThePromisedLand

19th May '17 3:26:45 PM SoapheadChurch
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* CripplingOverspecialization: Not so much in the first chapter, where he's so powerful that Lorelei really is all he needs. But when if he rejoins you temporarily in Chapter 8, his refusal to use anything except Lorelei (to the exclusion even of healing items) becomes much more of a hazard.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Not so much in the first chapter, where he's so powerful that Lorelei really is all he needs. But when if when/if he rejoins you temporarily in Chapter 8, his refusal to use anything except Lorelei (to the exclusion even of healing items) becomes much more of a hazard.


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* MeaningfulName: Her weapon, Skadi, is named for a frost giantess in Norse Mythology associated with hunting; fitting for an ice axe used to harvest souls. Also worth noting is that the giants were a race of god-like beings who hate the gods because they were not allowed into Asgard.
13th Mar '17 6:22:47 PM SoapheadChurch
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* WhatIsThisFeeling: [[WordOfGod According to his voice actor]], it's not that Ledah doesn't have ''any'' capacity to feel emotions, he just no longer understands how to interpret them.

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* WhatIsThisFeeling: [[WordOfGod [[WordOfStPaul According to his voice actor]], it's not that Ledah doesn't have ''any'' capacity to feel emotions, he just no longer understands how to interpret them.
25th Feb '17 9:24:13 PM SoapheadChurch
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* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: It's not entirely clear what he intends for his new world, only that he wants to be the god of it. Whatever he has planned, its doesn't even come close to justifying all of the things he's done.

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* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: It's not entirely clear what he intends for his new world, only that he wants to be the god of it. Whatever he has planned, its it doesn't even come close to justifying all of the things he's done.



* FatalFlaw: Viewing his underlings as disposable. Every single time he does it, it comes back to haunt him in some way, and the last time he does it, said underling shuts his plans down completely.



* YouCantThwartStageOne: Taken to an absurd degree once you realize how expansive his evil plan was. Becoming Seth-Rah was the culmination of quite a bit of successful scheming. Ein and his group are only able to defeat it through ThePowerOfFriendship, and even then only barely.

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: Taken to an absurd degree once you realize how expansive his evil plan was. Becoming Seth-Rah was the culmination of quite a bit ''several millennia'' of successful scheming. Ein and his group are only able to defeat it through ThePowerOfFriendship, and even then only barely.
21st Feb '17 9:08:03 PM SoapheadChurch
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** "Burn in the flames of judgement" for his BreakOut Skills in his boss battle.

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** "Burn in the flames of judgement" for his BreakOut Break Out Skills in his boss battle.



* CreatingLifeIsEvil: It's pretty telling that perverting the laws of nature is one of the ''least'' evil things he does.

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* CreatingLifeIsEvil: CreatingLifeIsBad: It's pretty telling that perverting the laws of nature is one of the ''least'' evil things he does.



* HiddenEyes: It's one of many sides that he's more than what he seems.

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* HiddenEyes: It's one of many sides signs that he's more than what he seems.



* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Because of his complete and utter lack of morality, Hector believes no cost is too great -- and no action to immoral -- to achieve his goal of becoming a god. He will not hesitate to use lofty-sounding motives to manipulate other people, but his only real loyalty is to himself.

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* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Because of his complete and utter lack of morality, Hector believes no cost is too great -- and no action to too immoral -- to achieve his goal of becoming a god. He will not hesitate to use lofty-sounding motives to manipulate other people, but his only real loyalty is to himself.



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "With the knowledge of the Magi!" for his BreakOut Skill

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "With the knowledge of the Magi!" for his BreakOut Break Out Skill
21st Feb '17 4:52:07 PM SoapheadChurch
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* CloseRangeFighter: Because of her weapon limitations, she's the only party member who can't target enemies in the back row.

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* CloseRangeFighter: CloseRangeCombatant: Because of her weapon limitations, she's the only party member who can't target enemies in the back row.
21st Feb '17 4:49:13 PM SoapheadChurch
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* CynicalMentor: While he's showing Ein the ropes of being a Grim Angel, Ein's constant questioning of their orders annoys the hell out of him, and he's largely indifferent to Ein's survival.



* {{Kuudere}}: He treats Ein coldly, but there are subtle hints that he likes Ein more than he lets on. When he dies, he outright states that
21st Feb '17 4:10:16 PM SoapheadChurch
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* EvilSorcerer: A textbook-example.
* FireIceLightning: He can shift through these with his Metamorphosis, making him immune to his element of choice. He can also shift into Dark Mode, in which he can absorb all of them.

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* EvilSorcerer: A textbook-example.
Unusual in that he doesn't use evil magic or evil forces. He's just a very powerful mage who happens to be very evil.
* FireIceLightning: He can shift through these with his Metamorphosis, making him immune to his element of choice. He can also shift into Dark Mode, in which he can absorb all of them. them.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Everything bad that happens in every Dept. Heaven game can be in some way linked to Hector. The background materials also imply that he had some involvement with getting Ragnarok started as well.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ein was personally selected by Hector as a tool to actuate his plan. Ein turns out to be the key player in his plan's failure.
21st Feb '17 4:02:27 PM SoapheadChurch
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* MeaningfulName: His weapon Einherjar is named for fallen warriors taken to Valhalla, mirroring Ein's relationship with Ursula. This doesn't hold in the original, where his weapon is just named after himself.

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* MeaningfulName: His weapon Einherjar is named for fallen warriors taken to Valhalla, Valhalla by the Valkyries, mirroring Ein's relationship with Ursula. This doesn't hold in the original, where his weapon is just named after himself.



* TheChick: The least violent in the group and usually the voice of reason.

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* TheChick: The least violent CantSpitItOut: If she's sacrificed in the group and usually the voice of reason.final chapter, her last words are regretting that she could never tell Ein how she felt about him.



* CombatMedic: She's pretty good in a fight, but her most valuable skill is being the only person in the party who can use healing abilities.
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: She's so versatile and her healing is so useful that she's a staple in most party setups.

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* CombatMedic: She's pretty good in a fight, but her most valuable skill is being the only person in the party who can use healing abilities.
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome:
abilities. [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome She's so versatile and her healing is so useful that she's a staple in most party setups.]]



* TheDitz / GeniusDitz: She sometimes gets lost in thought, but she's highly proficient in magic, cooking and helping others about their problems.

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* TheDitz / GeniusDitz: She sometimes gets lost in thought, but DyingDeclarationOfLove: If she's highly proficient sacrificed in magic, cooking and helping others about their problems.the final stage, she tries to tell Ein that she loves him, but dies before she can finish her sentence.



* GeniusDitz: She sometimes gets lost in thought, but she's highly proficient in magic, cooking and helping others about their problems.



* KnightTemplar: From his perspective, he's a servant of the gods on a holy mission to eradicate demons. From the perspective of the party, he's a pawn of Hector needlessly killing innocents.
* {{Kuudere}}: He treats Ein coldly, but there are subtle hints that he likes Ein more than he lets on. When he dies, he outright states that



* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He is devoted to the Grim Angel's duty to effect the will of the gods without question, and follows Hector faithfully because the Magi are the gods' representatives. His lack of emotion prevents him from sharing Ein's hesitation.

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* MeaningfulName: His weapon Lorelei is named after the mythical "murmuring rock". Its a poetic description of his personality, but also worth noting is that the Lorelei of myth is inhabited by a beautiful, blonde-haired spirit.
* MrExposition: What we don't learn from the opening narration, we learn from him.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: His worldview is rather simplistic: Asgard's enemies are evil and their representatives are good. It is implied that Ledah suspected Hector's true ambitions, but obeys him anyway because he's the one in charge.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He is devoted to the Grim Angel's duty to effect the will of the gods without question, and follows Hector faithfully because the Magi are the gods' representatives. His lack of emotion prevents him from sharing Ein's hesitation.hesitation about the Retribution. He's fully aware that the Retribution requires the sacrifice of souls and will result in the deaths of thousands of innocent sprites, but Hector has ordered it and he speaks for the gods (so he thinks), and that's good enough.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: By the time Hector's asking her to trade her to trade her future for a diviner, she doesn't consider it much of a trade.



* FreudianExcuse: Malice has some... mommy issues.

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* FreudianExcuse: Malice has some... mommy issues.Her father and mother both are killed in the Asgard War, causing her to bear a deep grudge against the gods. When Hector offers her the chance to help him become all-powerful and dethrone the Gods of Asgard, she gleefully accepts.



* MyMasterRightOrWrong: She is slavishly devoted to Hector, even knowing that she's committing atrocities in his name, because she frankly doesn't have much else to live for.



* PrincessInRags: In her backstory.

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* PrincessInRags: In her backstory.backstory, she's the daughter of a noble house whose life was destroyed by the war between Asgard and Utgard.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: She absolutely loathes the gods of Asgard. Unlike the real Grim Angels, her only loyalty is to Hector.



* TragicMonster: Figuratively.

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* TragicMonster: Figuratively. She ruthlessly murders the Arcs and the girl that likes Ein the most, but only because Hector has her firmly under his thumb. She dies believing every single one of Hector's lies, which he finds extremely amusing.



* MindRape: Think about it for a minute.

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* MindRape: Think about it for What she does to Ein really comes down to this. She had a minute.good reason, but ultimately the effect is still there.



* AGodAmI: So he believes. Ultimately he will fail.
* AllThereInTheManual: Turns out he commited so many astrocities in the past, '''nobody''' will ever miss him.
* TheChessmaster: Believes himself to be smarter than everyone else, including the gods. Then fails utterly at the last second.

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* AGodAmI: So he believes. Ultimately he will fail.
His ultimate goal. He succeeds, but not for very long.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to himself. The protagonists heartily disagree.
* AllThereInTheManual: Turns out he commited so many astrocities atrocities in the past, '''nobody''' will ever miss him.
* TheChessmaster: Believes himself Just about everything that happens in the series is part of Hector's plan. Ein is the only loose end, and he manages to unravel the whole thing.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: According to the background materials, his power is linked to the cloak he's always wearing.
* CreatingLifeIsEvil: It's pretty telling that perverting the laws of nature is one of the ''least'' evil things he does.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: It's not entirely clear what he intends for his new world, only that he wants
to be smarter than everyone else, including the gods. Then fails utterly at god of it. Whatever he has planned, its doesn't even come close to justifying all of the last second.things he's done.



* HiddenEyes: This has reasons...
* InTheHood: We never see his face.

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* FireIceLightning: He can shift through these with his Metamorphosis, making him immune to his element of choice. He can also shift into Dark Mode, in which he can absorb all of them.
* HiddenEyes: This has reasons...
It's one of many sides that he's more than what he seems.
* InTheHood: We never see It covers his face.entire face. The only time it comes off is when he fuses with Seth.



* KarmaHoudini: Up until he gets smacked in the face with Ein, at least.

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* KarmaHoudini: He commits volumes and volumes evil acts and never suffers more than the slightest Up until he gets smacked in the face with Ein, at least.least.
* KnightTemplar: Subverted; at first it seems that Hector is simply fanatical about fulfilling the gods' will, but he's actually just pursuing his own, much more sinister, agenda.
* ManipulativeBastard: Beyond his skills with magic and MagiTech, his true gift is getting people to do his dirty work.



* NayTheist: He rejects the rulership of the gods, if only because he'd prefer to be one himself.
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Because of his complete and utter lack of morality, Hector believes no cost is too great -- and no action to immoral -- to achieve his goal of becoming a god. He will not hesitate to use lofty-sounding motives to manipulate other people, but his only real loyalty is to himself.



* SmugSnake: His ego is immense.

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* SmugSnake: His ego is immense. Unlike most examples, he can actually back it up.
* SorcerousOverlord: In the absence of the gods, he's the ''de facto'' ruler of Asgard.
* StrawNihilist: The only thing he believes in is his own power; life has no value to him whatsoever.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Or so he thinks; he IS one of the 7 Magi who are generally respected. Doesn't stop others from hating him.

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* VillainsNeverLie: Inverted. The only reason why anyone believes a word he says is because they don't know he's a villain. Once his true motives are revealed, it turns out he was lying his ass off to everyone about everything.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Or so he thinks; he IS one of the 7 Magi who are generally respected. Doesn't stop others from hating him.him.
* VisionaryVillain: Summed up in his MotiveRant:
-->I have no interest in the traditions of old. Nor do I have any use for a world such as Riviera. I shall become an omnipotent god, and I will forge a new world!
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Taken to an absurd degree once you realize how expansive his evil plan was. Becoming Seth-Rah was the culmination of quite a bit of successful scheming. Ein and his group are only able to defeat it through ThePowerOfFriendship, and even then only barely.
21st Feb '17 10:51:45 AM SoapheadChurch
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* MightyGlacier: He can take a lot of punishment, even though he is slightly weak towards the trinity of elemental magic.

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* MeaningfulName: His weapon Einherjar is named for fallen warriors taken to Valhalla, mirroring Ein's relationship with Ursula. This doesn't hold in the original, where his weapon is just named after himself.
* MightyGlacier: He can take a lot of punishment, even though he is slightly weak towards the trinity of elemental magic. However, he is the slowest party member as well.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He rebels against the orders from Asgard and instead decides to save Riviera. Turns out the orders were actually [[spoiler:faked by Hector]].

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner:
** "This should end it!" for his Level 3 Overskills
** "This is the will of the gods!" for his Execution Level Overskill
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He rebels against the orders from Asgard and instead decides to save Riviera. Turns out the orders were actually [[spoiler:faked faked by Hector]].Hector.



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Hector]] already chalked him up dead, then Ein CameBackStrong and crushed his plans.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Hector]] Hector already chalked him up dead, then Ein CameBackStrong and crushed his plans.



* ToBeLawfulOrGood: He's torn between fulfilling his duty as a Grim Angel and doing what he feels is right. He tries to TakeAThirdOption by sealing the Accursed without destroying Riviera, but when he discovers Hector's true motives, his reason for being conflicted disappears.



* ChurchMilitant: She's in training to be a priestess. Apparently, that training involves fencing and holy magic.



* CombatMedic: She's pretty good in a fight, but her most valuable skill is being the only person in the party who can use healing abilities.
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: She's so versatile and her healing is so useful that she's a staple in most party setups.



* JackOfAllStats: She's the most well-balanced member of the party stat-wise.



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "My resolve shall prevail!" for her Level 3 Overskills.
* TheRedMage: She's the only party member who can use melee skills, offensive magic, and healing magic.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's actually the youngest party member, but she's the most mature by far.



* AntiAir: Her bows deal extra damage to flying enemies.



* MasterOfNone: Her Magic and Strength are well-balanced, but all that means is that she deals less damage than Serene and Cierra can. She also has none of Fia's versatility, lacking decent defenses or special skills.



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "I never miss!" for her Level 3 Overskills



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Her usefulness is limited in battles where all of the enemies are grounded. But in stages where most enemies fly, or battles with mages in the enemies' back row, she's incredibly effective. She particularly shines in the battle with the Archangel, who is otherwise ThatOneBoss.



* CloseRangeFighter: Because of her weapon limitations, she's the only party member who can't target enemies in the back row.



* MagicallyIneptFighter: Her impressive attack power is matched by an abyssal magic stat. Her magic-based overskills are functionally useless even against an enemy weak to her chosen element.



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "Here's my trump card!" for her Level 3 Overskills



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "I'll show you the power of magic!" for her Level 3 Overskills



* TeamMom: When she's not being silly, she falls into this role rather nicely.



* BladeOnAStick: Lorelei, the wand of fire.

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* BladeOnAStick: Lorelei, the wand spear of fire.fire.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Not so much in the first chapter, where he's so powerful that Lorelei really is all he needs. But when if he rejoins you temporarily in Chapter 8, his refusal to use anything except Lorelei (to the exclusion even of healing items) becomes much more of a hazard.



* EmotionlessBoy: Literally, too.

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* EmotionlessBoy: Literally, too.He surrendered his emotions in exchange for his diviner. He isn't completely devoid of emotion, but disregards them rather easily.


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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He is devoted to the Grim Angel's duty to effect the will of the gods without question, and follows Hector faithfully because the Magi are the gods' representatives. His lack of emotion prevents him from sharing Ein's hesitation.


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* PreAsskickingOneLiner:
** "Thy sins shall be purged" for his Execution Level Overskill.
** "Burn in the flames of judgement" for his BreakOut Skills in his boss battle.


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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "With the knowledge of the Magi!" for his BreakOut Skill
25th Oct '16 7:19:44 AM VPhantom
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!!!Voiced by: YukoGoto (JP), Vanessa Morley (EN, GBA version), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN, PSP version)

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!!!Voiced by: YukoGoto Creator/YukoGoto (JP), Vanessa Morley (EN, GBA version), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN, PSP version)
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