''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' has lots of characters, as well as a JobSystem for TheHero and their TrueCompanions to use, as outlined below:

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[[folder:Protagonists]]
!!!The Apprentice
TheHero ([[PurelyAestheticGender or Heroine]]) of ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestIX IX]]'', a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Celestrian]] who has recently begun their training to become a guardian, protecting the mortal realm and tending to the Great World Tree, Yggdrasil. But when something goes horribly awry, the trainee winds up stranded in the mortal realm, and at the start of a perilous journey to learn the root of the world's problems...

* {{Badass}}
* CantDropTheHero
* CharacterCustomization: Mix and match your favorite [[EyeTropes Eye]], [[HairTropes Hair]], and CostumeTropes!
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: [[JustifiedTrope That's their job, after all]].
* {{Determinator}}: It's practically impossible to make him/her quit, getting thrown out a celestial train while in the sky just seems to be a minor annoyance, and falling from what we can assume is several thousand feet at the game's start didn't even seem to bother him/her. He/she even becomes mortal just so they can defeat the BigBad.
* GuardianAngel: For the town of [[PunnyName Angel Falls]]. [[spoiler: And for the whole mortal world by the end.]]
* TheHero: Duh.
* HelloInsertNameHere
* HeroicMime
* HumanityEnsues
* ISeeDeadPeople: Part of your job as a Celestrian is to help restless souls to the afterlife.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* RookieRedRanger
* QuirkyBard: Always starts as a Minstrel. Amusingly, this is due to the people of Angel Falls taking one look at your character's Celestrian uniform and thinking, "Well, they're dressed like an idiot, what else ''could'' they be?"
* ThirdPersonSeductress: A shockingly well supported option for customization.
* VagueAge: Age is never brought up (beyond being one of the younger Celestians at [[WeAreAsMayflies "less than 300 years old"]]).
* VirtualPaperDoll
* WingedHumanoid
* YouCanSeeMe: [[PhraseCatcher Hears a lot of this]], thanks to their Celestrian abilities.

!!!Stella (Sandy)
A spunky, pink-winged FairyCompanion who accompanies the hero on their travels, keeping a record of everything that occurs.

* BrownEyes
* CannotSpitItOut: She tries to tell you her dream, but keeps tripping up on the words. You eventually find out after she's done it and become a [[spoiler:nail artist]].
** [[spoiler:Interestingly, while that might be doing nails in a salon (which fits her personality), the game also gives you that title for getting Rank 4 in Claws. So maybe she was doing weapons training?]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* DubNameChange: From Sandy to Stella.
* HairDecorations: Wears a big pink flower that's nearly the same size as her face on the side of her head.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles Everything's Better With Sparkles]]
* FairyCompanion
* InvisibleToNormals
* {{Malaproper}}
* MultipleChoicePast: In the same game, numerous bonus quests hint at different origins for her. She's either [[spoiler:the reincarnation of a young girl, the reincarnation of a very nasty Gittish Queen named Stellestria, or Celestria's little sister. Stella believes the "little sister" one, but Celestria says she feels all of Zenus' creations are her siblings.]]
* PungeonMaster: Chances are that if she's not speaking in [[UnusualEuphemism Unusual Euphemisms]], she'll be punning frequently. She manages to give [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Teddie]] a run for his money.
* UnusualEuphemism: "Flap," or "Flapping." Used every other flapping sentence. Just how flapping foul-mouthed is she, really?
* ValleyGirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogal Kogal]], actually, a specific Japanese variant.
* VerbalTic: See UnusualEuphemism. She says it ''that'' much.
* WingedHumanoid
* ZettaiRyouiki
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Classes - Basic]]
!!![[TrueCompanions Their Companions]]
Adventurers who have all gathered at the Quester's Rest, seeking companions and work. Who will the hero bring along on their various travels? Who will become their closest companions?

* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: You can only take up to three others with you at a time, for the usual total of four adventurers per party.
* CharacterCustomization: Just like TheHero, you can pick and choose their PersonalAppearanceTropes at will.
* PlayerMooks
* TrueCompanions
* VirtualPaperDoll
* YouAllMeetInAnInn

!!![[JobSystem Classes of Choice - The Basics]]
'''Warriors''' are your basic fighters, who have chosen to pick up a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]], [[BladeOnAStick spear]], or [[KnifeNut knife]] and fight to protect what they believe in. Naturally, this means that any good Warrior has great '''Courage''' that will support them through the toughest times. If they choose to hone that Courage, they learn how to defend their allies from enemy attacks, prepare themselves to launch a more powerful attack, or even brazenly whistle to attract monsters' attention!

* BadassNormal
* ChainmailBikini: The Femiscyran Mail, a ShoutOut to the town of the same name in VideoGame/DragonQuestIV.
* LimitBreak: ''Critical Claim'', an automatic CriticalHit.
* MagicallyIneptFighter
* MightyGlacier
* TakingTheBullet: Whipping Boy lets the user protect one of their companions like this, even against attacks that would normally hurt ''everyone''.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** BladeOnAStick
** HeroesPreferSwords
** KnifeNut
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe

'''Martial Artists''' [[AllMonksKnowKungFu naturally]] can train in the art of [[BareFistedMonk fighting with their bare hands]], though that may not be what attracts everyone to this class. Trainees may instead choose to learn how to handle [[WolverineClaws claws]] -- they're one of only two classes who specialize in handling these dangerous weapons -- or to wield [[SimpleStaff staves]] or [[PaperFanOfDoom even fans]]. Their '''Focus''' grants them great agility, as well as giving them the fortitude necessary to withstand even the most powerful enemy assault, whether physical or due to [[BreathWeapon horrendous breath]]. Martial Artists who have almost completely mastered their Focus can also learn to heal themselves through Meditation.

* BadassNormal
* BoobsOfSteel: Just about all the female uniforms provide some kind of "boost."
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The standard outfits are vaguely Chinese in origin. The female fighters definitely resemble a classic ChineseGirl.
* LightningBruiser: Boast the highest agility of all the classes, though they can also tend towards GlassCannon early on.
* LimitBreak: ''Roaring Tirade'', which stuns all opponents into losing their turn while also giving the user's Tension a small boost.
* MagicallyIneptFighter
* WeaponOfChoice:
** BareFistedMonk
** PaperFanOfDoom
** WolverineClaws
** SimpleStaff

'''Priests''' are [[TheMedic dedicated healers]] who are supported by their '''Faith'''. The stronger their Faith, the more powerful their blessings become, and they may eventually learn how to withstand [[OneHitKill instant death attacks]]. Every party may not ''need'' one, but they certainly make the going a whole lot easier.

* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The outfits resemble Japanese Buddhist monks.
* LimitBreak: ''Choir of Angels'', which restores some HP to the whole party while curing any [[StandardStatusEffects negative status effects]] at the same time.
* TheMedic: Even moreso than previous incarnations; unlike most ''DQ'' Priests, they ''do not'' learn [[BlowYouAway Woosh]] or any other combat spells besides [[OneHitKill Thwack.]] All of their magic is meant for support, though they can still be a CombatMedic if they use a spear or staff.
* OneHitKill: Their only offensive spells are the the Thwack line of instant death spells.
* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted and played straight. The instant death line is actually fairly accurate, making it useful enough for clearing crowds, but given that the endgame is all about boss fights and bosses tend to not be affected by such, it's not as good as a damaging spell would be.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** BladeOnAStick
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** MagicWand
** SimpleStaff

'''Mages''' are all about learning how to control and use powerful '''Spellcraft'''. Training boosts their MP and magical might considerably, as well as enabling them to resist enemy spells and weaken ''their'' magic, as well as recovering a little MP on the go by simply concentrating. They may prove a bit of a GlassCannon, but that's presuming their opponents can ''get'' to them without a fireball exploding in their faces.

* BareYourMidriff: Seen on both class reps, with the male wearing an open shirt with short sides to get the effect while the female goes the more traditional route of a tiny top.
* BlackMage
* ElementalPowers: They get to play with [[PlayingWithFire Frizz]] and [[AnIcePerson Crack]] spells.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The outfits are vaguely Persian, with men sporting fezzes and women donning belly dancers' tops.
* LimitBreak: ''0 Zone'', which completely eliminates the cost of ''all'' spells and skills for a brief time.
* RobeAndWizardHat: The NiceHat isn't pointy.
* ShoutOut: To Jessica from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''; they equip all the same weapons that she does and have a knack for {{Fanservice}}.
* SquishyWizard
* WeaponOfChoice:
** KnifeNut
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** MagicWand
** WhipItGood

'''Thieves''' steal ([[DontExplainTheJoke haha, see what we did there?]]) their [[WeaponOfChoice weapons of choice]] from Soldiers and Martial Artists: they can carry swords, knives, or even claws, or go bare-handed so their nimble fingers aren't preoccupied. Of course, they have a knack for using their '''Acquistiveness''' for shadier purposes, and can steal from their enemies or set traps for them. They can also learn how to hone in on hidden treasures and lead their party to them.

* EnemyScan: The Eye For Trouble skill.
* FragileSpeedster
* InsistentTerminology: It's not Thievery, it's Acquistiveness.
* LimitBreak: ''Itemized Kill'', which ensures that the affected enemy will automatically drop treasure when they drop dead.
* VideoGameStealing
* WeaponOfChoice:
** BareFistedMonk
** HeroesPreferSwords
** KnifeNut
** WolverineClaws: The only other class aside from Martial Artists who can train with Claws.

'''Minstrels''' are [[JackOfAllTrades jacks of all trades]], dabbling in various arts without really mastering any particular one. Their specialty is '''Litheness''' -- they're nimble and quick-thinking, willing and able to improvise with skills that might surprise their opponents with their deadliness... or laughing at the absurdity of it all. Don't underestimate these resourceful entertainers.

* CombatMedic
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Have A Ball: each individual ball doesn't do a lot of damage, but the juggler throws a ''lot'' of them.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Minstrels develop Charm more quickly than other classes, which has a chance of causing monsters to lose a turn out of infatuation.
* ElementalPowers: Their repertoire includes [[BlowYouAway Woosh]] and [[AnIcePerson Crackle]] spells.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The outfits are evocative of UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}, an ethnicity stereotypically known for their traveling stage shows.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: One of their Litheness abilities, Sobering Slap, is quite simply a bitch-slap that cures [[StandardStatusEffects confusion and sleep]]. Amusingly, you can use it on yourself, but if you ARE in a position to use it, it probably won't do much good.
* GuileHero
* LimitBreak: ''Rough 'N' Tumble'', helping the user evade and counterattack with greater ease.
* QuirkyBard : Semi-Averted. The skills they learn are varied and unique, with some of them being just a ''tad'' useless; however, their 82 point ability, Have a Ball, is the best skill in the game for killing Metal Slimes.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** HeroesPreferSwords
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** PaperFanOfDoom
** WhipItGood
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Classes - Advanced]]
!!![[PrestigeClass Classes of Choice - The Advanced]]
'''Gladiators''' are masters of battle, physically and mentally fit for any challenge thrown their way. Aside from the classic swords, they may also arm themselves with massive axes or clubs, or simply take on opponents bare-handed. Those who train their '''Guts''' learn a host of powerful slash attacks, and can willingly eschew defense for a doubled offense, for a hopefully quick and decisive end to any battle.

* TheBerserker
* CastFromHitpoints: Their Signature Attack, Double-Edged Slash, does incredible damage... and 25% of it right back to the Gladiator. It's entirely possible [[HealthDamageAsymmetry (and likely)]] to kill yourself outright when using this, especially if combined with Tension and Double Up.
* GlassCannon: A rare melee variant. While able to equip heavy armor, their Double Up ability lowers defense and maxes offence, and by default they cannot use shields.
* LimitBreak: ''Tension Boost'' -- their Tension level jumps sharply, with a good chance of automatically maxing itself out!
** Working together with a Martial Artist allows for ''Omnipotense'', giving everyone's Tension a serious spike.
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Averted. Gladiators are far-and-away the best attackers in the game, able to deal damage in the thousands with the proper buffs and Falcon Slash (which costs 2 MP) while wielding an Uber Falcon Blade, thanks to their stupendous Strength. Having a pair of these in your party is essential to victory in the toughest battles.
* MagicallyIneptFighter
* MightyGlacier: Almost tied with Paladin for slowest class in the game.
* PrestigeClass
* WeaponOfChoice
** AnAxeToGrind
** BareFistedMonk
** DropTheHammer
** HeroesPreferSwords

'''Paladins''' balance the art of fighting with healing and defending their dear companions, routinely putting themselves on the line to keep their allies safe. Their '''Virtue''' is unparalleled -- a well-trained Paladin can even siphon off their own HP or MP and give it to their companions. And if the worst should happen and an enemy tries to finish off a nearly fallen friend, the master Paladin may step in and [[TakingTheBullet bear the blow themselves]].
* ChainmailBikini: The Holy Femail armour is considerably more revealing than its male-only Holy Mail counterpart.
* CombatMedic[=/=]MightyGlacier
** However, due to the [[NintendoHard soul-crushingly hard]] BonusBoss and BonusDungeon content in the post-game, this class is almost a requirement.
* HeroicSacrifice: Only class that learns Kerplunk, which sacrifices the user's life in order to resurrect and/or heal all party members.
* KnightInShiningArmor
* LimitBreak: ''Knight Watch'', which makes the Paladin completely immune to enemies' attacks while also drawing attention toward them.
** If a Paladin is in the group when all four members have a Coup De Grace ready, they can unleash Soul Asylum, which renders EVERYTHING useless, even the battle-plan-shattering Disruptive Wave.
* ThePaladin: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Obvs]].
* PrestigeClass
* StoneWall: Has the highest resilience of all the vocations. At higher levels, Paladins can go into battle practically naked and still take only ScratchDamage.
* TakingTheBullet: Selflessness and Forbearance enables the paladin to do this for the rest of their team. It can happen even sooner if you teach them the Warrior's Whipping Boy (which is required to unlock the class in the first place).
* WeaponOfChoice
** BladeOnAStick
** DropTheHammer
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** MagicWand

'''Armamentalists''' combine magical might with superb swordsmanship -- though they may prefer a sturdy bow or wand to a blade. Whatever their WeaponOfChoice, an experienced Armamentalist can imbibe themselves with elemental '''Fource''', be it [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[AnIcePerson ice]], [[BlowYouAway wind]][[note]]and [[ShockAndAwe lightning]][[/note]], or even the very force of [[DarkIsEdgy darkness]][[note]]and [[DishingOutDirt earth]][[/note]] or [[LightEmUp light]] itself...!

* ElementalPowers
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Evocative of 17th century French fencers/[[TheThreeMusketeers musketeers]].
* LimitBreak: ''Voice of Experience'', summoning a wheel of fortune that boosts how much experience the party earns from that battle.
** Thieves and Armamentalists can pull off an improved version offering the chance to gain more experience, treasure and gold -- ''Haulellujah''!
* MagicKnight: The class was even originally called "MagicKnight" before the DubNameChange to the more distinct Armamentalist.
* MagikarpPower: While at first they are fairly sub-par, in the deep post-game, they do come into their own as being the JackOfAllTrades. It helps that Fource spells are almost required to effectively handle the stronger post-game bosses, having a ''very'' noticeable effect... [[GuideDangIt provided you look up what elemental effect to use.]]
* MasterOfNone: Let's just say that compared to some of the other classes, Armamentalists are a bit... sub-par. Fource has tiny upgrades to a handful of different stats, as well as the Fource spells themselves -- which rely on the [[GuideDangIt hidden]] Elemental Damage system and class skills. (However, these Fource skills are ''percentage'' boosts, so if you do master the Elemental Damage system, they are very, very powerful at high levels.)
* NiceHat
* PowerupLetdown: Maxing their skill tree gives you the [[SarcasmMode awe inspiring and unique]] HP +30 (a boost to your max HP by 30, where even an easy BonusBoss will deal damage in the high 100s with good defenses). The progression from the previous part of the tree costs a heavy 18 points to make it worse. This reward is not unique in any way (half the classes give HP bonuses at some point, all doing it earlier, for fewer points and/or higher bonuses), or substantial (like the other bonuses for finishing a tree).
* PrestigeClass
* ShoutOut: To Angelo from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'': they equip all his same weapons and the males have a surprisingly similar outfit plus a NiceHat (though as an inn guest, he recognizes priests as being his class).
* QuirkyBard: The other reason they're considered a bit sub-par. They are, however, the earliest you are likely to get to use bows, and mastering Fource provides buffs to just about every ability.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** TheArcher
** HeroesPreferSwords
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** MagicWand

'''Rangers''' have attuned themselves to nature. When it comes to evading monsters on their home turf, and even turning that terrain against its own denizens, no class can match their '''Ruggedness''' and survival skills. Want to calm a rampaging enemy with a little smooth talk, evade their attacks, or even avoid combat entirely? The Ranger is easily your best bet. Of course, they're certainly no slouch when it comes to fighting, either...

* TheBeastmaster: Their ultimate skill, Wolf Whistle, summons two wolves that immediately launch a random double-attack which can bypass the resilience stat.
* CombatMedic: They learn just about all of the Priest's healing spells, and since they teach two of the same three weapons, they're great practice for any aspiring Sage.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Rangers and the people of Batsureg are reminiscent of Mongolians.
* LimitBreak: ''Brownie Boost'', summoning three faeries to raise the Ranger's attack, defense, and resistance to breath attacks.
** Warriors and Rangers can rally their comrades to perform ''Quadraslash'', a devastating all-out assault.
** ShoutOut: Their Coup De Grace is this for ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''.
* StealthExpert: The Vanish ability makes you invisible to all monsters and is only lost if you run into one, making it very useful for grotto exploration.
* PrestigeClass
* {{Ranger}}
* [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The Monster]] [[strike:to death]] [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Into Not Killing You]]: Soothe Sayer, one of their first abilities. They also learn Mercy, which can talk monsters into fleeing.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** AnAxeToGrind
** TheArcher
** BareFistedMonk
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang

'''Sages''' have a long and illustrious history, the [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIII most ancient of all]] {{Prestige Class}}es. A Sage's '''Enlightenment''' is dazzling, much like their incredible magical skills. With their vast knowledge, they can change their classes at any time, continuously heal their allies, remove their opponent's hard-won enhancements, boost their own skills, and conserve their magic so that they can spend it even more effectively. However, such power can be quite difficult to earn...

* CastingAShadow: Their main attack magic is the ''Zam'' line of Darkness elemental spells.
* CombatMedic: Even better than the Priest, since they learn Multiheal and Kazing (Priest only learn the former).
* LimitBreak: ''Spelly Breath'', which restores spent MP.
** Sages and Mages can combine their magical might for ''Cast Away'', spreading the Mage's 0 Zone to the whole team so that ''nobody'' has to spend any MP for a while.
*** Combine with Magic Burst, a VERY powerful spell that costs ALL your mana, for [[GameBreaker extra-easy boss battles]].
* PrestigeClass
* TheRedMage: Learns (most of) the Mage's attack spells and (most of) the Priest's healing spells.
* ReducedManaCost: The ultimate Enlightenment skill cuts the character's mana cost by 25%.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** TheArcher
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** MagicWand
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang

'''Luminaries''' are perhaps the rarest and most elusive of all the advanced classes. Their focus? Why, a certain ''STYLE'', of course! Every good Luminary has a winning '''Je Ne Sais Quoi''', and know all the tricks of the trade, from passing out autographs to stealing the spotlight, instant makeovers, and even inspiring scandals -- and watch out for those backstage dances; they're simply ''killer''.

* DistractedByTheSexy: The point of all their charm upgrades and the ''Extreme Makeover'' ability.
* [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco Everything's Funkier With Disco]]
* LimitBreak: ''Disco Tech'', turning up the user's Tension while getting the enemy grooving.
** Minstrels working with Luminaries can trigger the surreal ''Electro Light'' effect, which turns all their enemies into [[MetalSlime metal monsters]]!
* MasterOfNone: They're essentially Minstrels with lower stats, but better abilities.
* MeaningfulRename: Luminaries in astrology are the brightest and most important celestial bodies, the Sun and the Moon. In other words, the Superstars of space!
* NiceHat: Male Luminaries can wear a gigantic top hat.
* PrestigeClass: Of the more typical variety, as it's essentially a Minstrel who trades Swords for Boomerangs, higher charm, lower stat gains, and better skills.
* QuirkyBard: Boasts an array of unique and unusual abilities.
* SummonBackupDancers: Their ultimate ability, [[ShoutOut Disco]] [[TheSimpsons Stew]], which is a ten-second, five-man dance routine that somehow creates a damaging whirlwind
* UnnecessaryMakeover: Played with in-universe via their Extreme Makeover skill; they ''already'' boast the highest natural Charm of all the classes, yet learn how to take it even further.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** PaperFanOfDoom
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
** WhipItGood
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Celestrians]]
!!Other Celestrians
!!!Aquila (Izayarl)
A seasoned guardian who has taken the hero under his wing and been showing them the ropes. Known to be one of the best, Aquila takes his job very seriously, and is known for being strict, yet not unkindly so. Once oversaw Angel Falls himself, but has just passed that duty down to his apprentice.

* BaldOfAwesome
* CrutchCharacter
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger: Joins during a post-game DLC quest.]]
* {{Expy}}: His character design is Tenshinhan from DragonBall with wings instead of a third eye.
** It could be Piccolo as well, seeing as he's the hero's teacher. [[spoiler:Also, the way he [[TakingTheBullet saved the life of said hero.]]]]
* [[spoiler:FailureKnight]]
* [[spoiler:FakeDefector: Pretends to side with the Gittish Empire in order to infiltrate it and free Corvus. Arguably doubles as HonorBeforeReason.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* TheMentor
* MentorShip: Was quickly [[{{Shipping}} shipped]] with the hero. [[HoYay Of both genders]].
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard]]
* SempaiKohai
* SternTeacher
* WingedHumanoid

!!!Columba
A friend of Aquila who can usually be found in the library. Instead of becoming a Guardian of the Protectorate, she chose to remain at the Observatory, working as their bookkeeper. Despite their mostly good-natured disagreements about the different ways they have found to serve their land, Columba also serves as Aquila's most trusted friend and confidant.

* {{Meganekko}}
* RedOniBlueOni: Her dynamic with Aquila.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!!Apus Major
The eldest and most respected of all the Celestrians, he acts as their leader, overseeing the Observatory and guiding the guardians. A truly benevolent figure who sets an example for all.

* ElderlyImmortal
* {{Expy}}: Bears a strong resemblance to Borya of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV''.
* TheGoodChancellor
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* WingedHumanoid
* WizardBeard

!!!Corvus (Ergios)
Aquila's former mentor, who went MIA centuries before the events of the game. Held up as a specific example of what happens to guardians who are too close to their human flock, of Celestians who are made guardians before they are ready, and what ''not'' to do while in the Protectorate.

* [[spoiler:ChekhovMIA]]
* [[spoiler:{{Expy}}: The details of his backstory are surprisingly similar to that of Psaro from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV''.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Angel Falls
!!!Erinn (Rikka)
A young girl with big shoes to fill and even bigger dreams. At one time, her father was a famous innkeeper, and after learning of this legacy, she wishes to follow in his footsteps and develop a world-renowned inn of her own...

* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger: Joins during a post-game DLC quest.]]
* {{Expy}}: Her character design is similar to [[DragonBall Pan's]], instead with purple hair and an apron.
* [[spoiler:IllGirl: A key part of her and Edwinn's backstory.]]
* ObliviousToLove
* PluckyGirl
* PunnyName: Erin + Inn = Er'''inn'''.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!!Edwinn
Erinn's late father. Once ran an amazing inn, but left all of that behind upon moving his family to the out of the way paradise of Angel Falls. Passed away two years before the hero's journey begins.

* ThemeNaming: Has the same sort of pun as his daughter.

!!!Ivor
As Mayor Litlun's son, Ivor demands a certain amount of respect... and receives none. Viewed as an aimless layabout, he frequently fights with his father over his refusal to work. Has a blindingly obvious crush on Erinn, which he expresses by... mocking her belief in the Guardians and antagonizing her. This works about as well as you'd expect.

* ButtMonkey: Nobody in town likes him. Even his pal Hugo is quick to insult him.
* CannotSpitItOut: Even though it's completely obvious he's got a crush on Erinn. Who does that moron think he's fooling?
* FlatEarthAtheist: Doesn't believe in the Celestrians, and mocks Erinn for her faith.
* CrutchCharacter: Prevents the random monsters from killing or massively injuring the level 1 equipment-less main character and struggling to fight back, but by the time he leaves, he isn't needed.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Could double as a CrutchCharacter, but can almost immediately be hit by [[CantCatchUp Can't Catch Up]], since he doesn't gain any experience and is stuck at Level 3.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NoSell: Interesting that the biggest atheist in Angel Falls is the only one who seems to remember that the guardian statue was labeled "Aquila" a short while ago...
* PunnyName: Ivor Litlun? Oh, come on...
* {{Tsundere}}
* WellDoneSonGuy

!!Quester's Rest
!!!Patty (Ruida)
Head of the fantastic Quester's Rest establishment, Patty has a reputation for being quite the organizer. She's even earned the playful nickname 'Patty the Party Planner'. Anyone who needs help setting up a solid group just needs to consult her, and she'll set them straight in no time!

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her nickname.
* CoolBigSis: To Erinn.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:She used to be an adventurer like the hero, but after her [[LesYay beloved]] partner was butchered by monsters [[MyGreatestFailure with Patty utterly powerless to save her]], she retired in despair. She tries her damndest [[StepfordSmiler not to let it show]], but the hero's exploits end up making her nostalgic, leading to her DLC recruitment quest.]]
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger: Joins during a post-game DLC quest.]]
* HairDecorations: Catches her hair back in a dark ribbon.
* MythologyGag: She's a reference to Ruida, who ran the tavern back in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII''; originally, they shared the same name, but now she shares her name with Patty the Party Planner of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'' (who was ''also'' named Ruida in the Japanese version of that game).
* ShoutOut: Probaly unintentional, but there's another person working in the inn named [[TheSimpsons Sellma]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!!Ginny
Runs the Rainbow's End Gold Bank inside the Quester's Rest. Briefly protests Erinn's arrival, reminding Patty that she made the same promises about ''Ginny'' helping the inn re-establish itself after ''she'' first showed up.

!!!Pavo (Raviel)
A Celestrian who has the ability to open the Rapportal, which bridges the gap between alternate universes and allows people to cross between them, however briefly. Rather than hanging out at the Observatory, she prefers the Quester's Rest.

* BareYourMidriff
* InvisibleToNormals: She hangs out in an inn full of people, but only the Hero can see her. [[spoiler:There's a portion of the game where your character loses the ability to see spirits and Celestrians, but for some reason you can still see Pavo.]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* WingedHumanoid
* YouCanSeeMe: Always says this to the hero no matter how many times you talk to her.

!!!Al Capinne
The nefarious leader of the Inntouchables, the infamous innkeeping mafia (no, seriously, there's an inkeeping mafia). [[spoiler:It turns out that Sellma's been trying to arrest him for years, and with the hero's help, she finally has her chance... that is, if the hero can best Al's [[strike:bigass Drackal]] guard dog first.]]

* TheMafia: An ''innkeeping'' mafia!
* PunnyName: Al Capone, anyone?
* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:After Sellma defeats him, the hero is attacked by his pet dragon]]. This mirrors [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI Dragonlord]]'s [[spoiler:pet dragon]] attacking after his master's defeat [[note]]If this doesn't sound familiar, it was changed to his "OneWingedAngel true form" in the English release to prevent it from being a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere, and it has stuck.[[/note]]
* SeriousBusiness: Again, he runs an ''innkeeping''. '''MAFIA'''.

!!!Sellma (Roxanne)
An intrepid merchant who runs the exclusive service known as the DQVC, which offers exclusive items for tantalizingly brief periods of time. [[spoiler:Postgame DLC reveals that she's also a secret agent working to capture the notorius Al Capinne.]]

* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger: Joins during a post-game DLC quest.]]
* HairDecorations: Wears her hair up in a green bow.
* [[spoiler:TheMenInBlack]]
* PunnyName
* ShoutOut: While possibly unintentional, she works in the inn with [[TheSimpsons a girl named Patty]].

!!Stornway
!!!King Schott
The sharp-tongued ruler of Stornway, King Schott is not precisely patient. He wants to take care of the recent Wight Knight problem as quickly as possible, but seems to be suffering a surfeit of able-bodied men. So, he has set out to hire any able-bodied adventurers willing to lend his troubled kingdom a hand.

!!!Princess Simona
The well-loved princess of Stornway, and target of the Wight Knight. Unlike her father, Princess Simona thinks that he could actually be ''reasoned'' with, if she just had the chance... But her father certainly won't permit that!

* [[spoiler:[[IdenticalGrandson Identical Granddaughter]]]]
* [[spoiler:GoMadFromTheRevelation: She does ''not'' take learning the truth of Brigadoom's destruction well. Thankfully, she gets better after Yore's defeat.]]
* OjouRinglets
* PimpedOutDress
* RapunzelHair
* RebelliousPrincess: A well-mannered and polite one, at that.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Tries to atone for [[spoiler:her ancestor's part in the destruction of Brigadoom]] by [[spoiler:freeing Yore and asking him to restore it to its former glory... and [[EquivalentExchange in exchange]], destroy Stornway instead. Citizens and all.]]

!!!Wight Knight
An undead horseman who has begun terrorizing Loch Storn, defeating all of the soldiers sent after him and demanding to see the princess. Yet despite his fearsome appearance, his reign of terror appears to be merely that, without the usual accompaniment of death and destruction. What drives him, then, to such actions...?

* BlackKnight
* [[TheUndead Death Knight]]
* KnightInShiningArmor
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[spoiler:ReluctantMonster]]
* [[spoiler:ResurrectedRomance]]
* [[spoiler:TimeAbyss: While he's aware he is undead, he initially doesn't realize it's been centuries since his time. When he does realize this, he [[HeroicBSOD doesn't take it well]].]]
* [[spoiler:TragicMonster]]

!!!Morag
A witch that lives in the ruins of Brigadoom and claims that the Wight Knight is her slave.

* EvilGloating
* {{Expy}}: [[AbsoluteCleavage Bears a]] [[LadyInRed strong]] [[WingedHumanoid resemblance to]] Ultimecia, the main villain of [[FinalFantasyVIII another of Square-Enix's games.]]
* FemmeFatale
* KnifeNut: Wields one during her battle.
* LadyInRed
* MythologyGag: She does the once-a-game "puff-puff" gag (in this case, seducing your party members and making them lose a turn). A young girl in the Iluugazar Plains does it also. [[spoiler:...But with sheep.]]
* [[spoiler:StalkerWithACrush: Towards the Wight Knight.]]
* {{Yandere}}

!!!Yore
The first postgame story-BonusBoss. [[spoiler:300 years ago, King Schott's predecessor, King Nonus, in an act of desperation, summoned a powerful demon named Yore and begged him to defend Stornway from the advancing Gittish Empire. Yore agreed to do this, but in return demanded a terrible price: that he be allowed to wipe out the kingdom of Brigadoom. Desperate to save his kingdom, the king was forced to agree to his terms, and Yore wiped out Brigadoom in a single night. He kept his word and repelled the Empire, but the king grew fearful of Yore's power and sealed him inside a coffin in the depths of the palace cellar. Were he ever freed, he would surely take his vengeance on not just Stornway, but all of humanity. Lately, the magics that keeps Yore imprisoned have seemed to weaken...]]

* BigNo
* BonusBoss
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Arguably of [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVI Nokturnus]]. Both are frighteningly powerful demons that were summoned by a desperate king in order to save the king's nation from a great evil, both end up completely destroying at least one nation before being resealed, and both are fought as powerful {{Bonus Boss}}es in their respective games' postgame.]]
* PaletteSwap: Looks just like the Master of Nu'un, only gold.
* [[spoiler:SealedEvilInACan]]
* ThisCannotBe

!!Zere
!!!Alanna and Petra
A pair of elderly women who have been friends for most of their lives. Alanna used to work in Castle Stornway as Princess Simona's maid.

* [[spoiler:AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Petra. To be fair, she waited 10 years before getting fed up and marrying someone else]].
* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman: Petra.]]
* [[spoiler:IWillWaitForYou: At first, but no one can be expected to wait as long as she did]].

!!Coffinwell
!!!Doctor Phlegming
The resident doctor, Phlegming is great at all forms of research and studying... it's people he really struggles with. The only one he really cares for is his wife, Catarrhina; everyone else gets shut out while he focuses on whatever topic has currently arrested his attention. Doesn't help that the mayor seriously hates him for taking his precious daughter away...

* {{Adorkable}}
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]
* {{Hikikomori}}
* LonersAreFreaks
* NotGoodWithPeople
* PunnyName

!!!Catarrhina
The doctor's lovely young wife, and the only one in town capable of getting his attention... and even she struggles in that area sometimes. Despite this, she remains deeply devoted to him; her greatest wish is to help him learn how to connect with others and for him to get the respect she feels he deserves.

* {{Expy}}: Looks surprisingly like [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Hina Kagiyama]], right down to the same hair color and a similar style of dress.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: [[spoiler:Sadly, she does not get better.]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:{{Inverted}}, as it is actually her death that helps to open Phlegming's eyes.]]
* PunnyName: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catarrh Catarrh]]" is mucus membrane swelling caused by a cold or other infections.
* HouseWife
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!!Mayor Laria
The leader of Coffinwell, he has been struggling to deal with two major problems: first, the outbreak of a strange disease in town. Second, coping with his distasteful son-in-law, whom he absolutely ''despises''.

!!Alltrades Abbey
!!!Abbott Jack
The heart and soul of Alltrades Abbey. This elderly priest has the power to help others change their profession, becoming whatever they wish to be with the blessings of the Almighty.

* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]
* PunnyName: "Jack of Alltrades"
** And [[spoiler:his OneWingedAngel form? "Master of Nu'Un".]]
* [[spoiler:TragicMonster: Thankfully, he gets better.]]

!!!Tom Foolery
A cheerful spirit haunting Alltrades Abbey, searching for a talented minstrel to take on as his student.

* GhostlyGoals
* MythologyGag: Tom Foolery played a minor role in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' as a GuestStarPartyMember.
* PosthumousCharacter
* PunnyName

!!!Wanda and Wandine
A pair of mischievous fairies who appear in the dreams of any sufficiently skilled mages staying at the Abbey.

* DreamWorld
* PunnyName: Names starting with "wand" are very appropriate for the ones giving the mage quests.
* SealedGoodInACan: They refer to themselves as being stuck in the Faeries Wand. Though some dialogue suggests it may be out of their sense of duty, rather then a literal seal.
* TerseTalker: They talk like this. Alternating their sentences. It can get jarring.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!!Brusque Lee
A student of Grandmaster Wun Tun Punch who will help any Martial Artists who impress him gain an audience with his master.

* PunnyName: On "brusque" (abrupt, blunt manner) and BruceLee.
* ShoutOut: to BruceLee

!!!Grandmaster Wun Tun Punch
The master of martial arts.

* ActuallyIAmHim: Before you beat the right quests, he will say that he has never met himself.
* OldMaster
* PunnyName
* VerbalTic: He ends every other sentence with "hm".

!!!Windy
A somewhat vain Armamentalist who is willing to teach others the secrets of the Fource if they pass his tests. Likes to stand around talking about how awesome he is.

* MagicKnight
* {{Pride}}

!!Port Llaffan
!!!Jona Jones
A recently orphaned girl who has discovered the ability to summon Lleviathan. While this has helped the port survive the recent hardships, she fears that they have grown entirely too reliant on the whale's bounty and have begun neglecting their work.

* GirlishPigtails
* MeaningfulName: [[Literature/TheBible Jona and the whale]]
* MoralDissonance: She insists that it's "not right" to be able to eat without working, even though she's a little girl who's probably never worked a day in her life.
** Note that deep-sea fishing is consistently rated [[http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/als-morning-meeting/104712/commercial-fishing-one-of-the-most-dangerous-jobs-in-the-u-s/ one of the most dangerous]] [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2195847.stm jobs in the world]], so you can hardly blame the villagers for wanting to give it up.
** To be fair, she does get a job on one of the boats sometime after the heroes leave. (Wait a minute... child labor?)

!!!Mayor Bryce
The {{Jerkass}} head of Port Llaffan, who is more focused on personal gain than what's best for the town. Very interested in exploiting Jona's ability to its fullest.

* [[spoiler:AngstComa: After learning the AwfulTruth behind Lleviathan.]]
* [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bastard In Sheep's Clothing]] - Acts sweet towards Jona, but deflects her concerns about overreliance on her powers with cold, cutting comments about her being useless otherwise.
* FreudianExcuse: In the PlayableEpilogue. His wife walked out on him and their child because she couldn't stand being poor, leading to an obsession with acquiring wealth.
* {{Greed}}
* [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Me]]: Very self-absorbed. Has a private fishing spot that he refuses to let anyone enter, even when the fishing was poor and threatened the whole village.
** Talk to him after [[spoiler:Lleviathan swallows Jona and threatens him]]. His first thought? Outrage that you dared enter his private beach.
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: What causes his AngstComa.]]

!!!Bryson
The mayor's young son. Unlike his father, he genuinely cares about Jona and only wants her to be happy.

* MeaningfulName: He's the ''son'' of Mayor ''Bry''ce. It's another hint as to how self-serving his father is.
* MissingMom: Though a quest lets you bring him a letter from her, implying she's still alive.

!!!Dylan Jones
Jona's father, who was lost at sea during the earthquake. Still, Jona clings to the hope that [[HesJustHiding he survived somehow]] and will return eventually. [[spoiler:He actually drowned, but with his dying breath wished to continue looking after her, and was transformed into Lleviathan.]]

* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:He found a way to care for Jona after his death... but did so well that the rest of Llaffan started sponging off of the whale's bounty instead of working.]]

!!Dourbridge
!!!Cap'n Max Meddlin
A pirate captain with a semi-secret royal lineage. Though he used to sail the seas seeking whatever booty he could plunder, he later came to realize that he garnered the most joy from collecting those wee little Mini Medals. Since then, he has settled down in Dourbridge and will trade all sorts of treasures to anyone who brings him any medals they've found.

* {{Pirate}}
* MasterOfUnlocking: His first gift is always the Thief's Key.
* MythologyGag: The allusions to his being descended from royalty is a reference to how most Mini Medal collectors tend to be [[VideoGame/DragonQuestV kings]] and [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII princesses]].

!!!Buster
Head of the B-Team, a gang of thieves operating out of Dourbridge. Any thieves hoping to learn the tricks of the trade would do well to get into his good graces.

* JustLikeRobinHood
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler: His cheery demeanor hides his sorrow over how his lover was ''brutally'' murdered by his rival.]]

!!The Heights of Loneliness
!!!Mason
An elderly stonecutter who lives by himself, working on his greatest project...

* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl]]
* MeaningfulName: Well, of ''course'' a stoneworker is going to be named "Mason"...
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]

!!!Odval
A lonely ranger who has settled in the Heights of Loneliness. Though she has become disillusioned with humanity, she may still teach others how to attune themselves with nature if they impress her enough.

* {{Ranger}}

!!Bloomingdale
!!!Marion
The daughter of the richest family in town. She struggled with a terminal illness all her life, but suddenly got better. She now spends her time showering people who please her with gifts. However, there are rumors that she's become absurdly naive, and seems to have an extremely volatile temper...

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:IllGirl: And no, she did not get better.]]
* TheIngenue
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: Alluded to in the credits with Marionette. The mansion's nanny finds her next to the real Marion's grave, despite the fact that Marionette had reverted to an ordinary doll, ''and'' she had been placed in Marion's room.]]
** [[spoiler:Marion's soul had already moved on by then, so the implication is that Marionette isn't so ordinary after all.]]
* PunnyName: Marion has a life-sized doll of herself named - wait for it - Marionette.
* MoodSwinger
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Marion is already dead by the time you reach Bloomingdale. The Marion we see is Marionette, her favorite doll that was given sentience by the power of a Fygg.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Usually very ''dere-dere'', but when those mood swings kick in...

!!!Randolph
A retired toymaker who designed a special doll to keep Marion company. After she lost her family, he became the only one capable of drawing her out of her worst mood swings.

!!!The Kidnappers
A pair of crooks that plan to kidnap Marion and hold her ransom. Only trouble is, they're not very good at their job. ''At all''.

* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* PokeThePoodle
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

!!Gleeba
!!!Queen Voluptua (Ulysses)
The beautiful and haughty queen of Gleeba. Because her legendary father was never able to spend time with her when he was alive, she grew up believing the only one she could rely on was herself, and thus became selfish and hedonistic.

* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler:Once she realizes that there actually are people who care about her, she cleans up her act and becomes a fairminded ruler.]]
* DoubleStandard: [[spoiler:After she cleans up her act, she opens her private baths...but only to women.]]
* FreudianExcuse
* TheHighQueen
* MeaningfulName: When somebody with a name like VOLUPTUA shows up in a [[HurricaneOfPuns game like this]], you'd probaly expect her to have one[[note]]or more accurately, two[[/note]] of these. Sadly, there's nothing there...
** Nothing there if you go by her game model alone. Her [[http://i.imgur.com/MiVXiVV.jpg official art]] shows she's actually pretty curvy.
* [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After her CharacterDevelopment.]]
* SpoiledBrat: [[spoiler:At first.]]

!!!His Dryness, Lord Drak
Queen Voluptua's beloved pet lizard.

* [[spoiler:FreudianExcuse: He believed that no one other than him cared for Voluptua, and so sought to use a Fygg to become mortal and spirit her away in order to be with her.]]
* [[spoiler:InterspeciesRomance: He's ''in love'' with Voluptua.]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: The Grand Lizzier.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicMonster]]
* [[spoiler:WrongGenreSavvy: Believes that the Fygg turned him into a regular mortal, but see above.]]

!!!Brunhild
A paladin who lives in the palace of Gleeba and can normally be found on its rooftop. She is willing to teach any who qualify how to become a true Paladin. Her constant companion is Willow, a somewhat sarcastic and bitter soul.

* MeaningfulName: One of the Norse valkyries.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Willow

!!Batsureg
!!!Batorzig
The quiet and timid son of the village chief. His father urges him to man up and slay the beast harassing the village, but he refuses.

* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]

!!!Sarantsatsral/[[spoiler:Larstastnaras]]
A mysterious shaman that appeared to advise the chief of Batsureg. [[spoiler:She is actually a Slugger that was given a beautiful (and powerful) form by a Fygg.]]

* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Her punishment for trying to kill Batorzig and take over the Plains is... to be friends with Batorzig's pet baboon?]]
** [[spoiler:Though to be fair, the whole sequence was more about showing the depth of Batzorig's character than anything. She did get the ever-lovin' crap pummeled out her though, so it isn't like she got off scott-free.]]
* [[spoiler:SdrawkcabAlias]]

!!Swinedimples Academy
!!!Fred
A troublemaking student who has recently seen his gang start to get whittled down by mysterious disappearances. Despite this, though, he claims that he isn't the least bit frightened, and doesn't believe any of the rumors about ''why'' they've gone missing.

* ShoutOut: [[Literature/HarryPotter His name]], combined with the name of the school.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Bad Guys]]
!![[TheEmpire The Gittish Empire]]
!!!King Godwyn
The tyrannical ruler of the Gittish Empire. He seeks to use the power of the Fyggs to take over the world. Thought to have been defeated by Greygnarl 300 years ago, he and his empire have somehow returned, and are more powerful than ever.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Except not really.]]
* ClimaxBoss
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss: Though this is debatable, as you only find out about, meet, and kill him in the second-to-last dungeon.]]
* HumansAreBastards: He and his entire Empire essentially serve as a reminder of the depths humanity is capable of sinking to.
* OneWingedAngel: Although rather powerful even in his base form.
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: He had his own father murdered so that he could ascend to the throne.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Thought admittedly, it may just be because you've slaughtered his defenses.
* TheUndead: The vast majority of his soldiers and subjects seem to be rotting zombies and possessed suits of armor.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: He never realizes that he was never in control like he thought, and that he was just one of Corvus' pawns.]]
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan: A very, ''very'' vile one, but still.]]

!!!Goresby Purrvis
A Feline monster that serves as Godwyn's second. He is a master swordsman, and is fiercely loyal to his patron. [[spoiler:In the postgame, he reappears as a ghost and requests that the hero calm the fury of King Godfrey's vengeful spirit.]]

* AntiVillain
* BattleButler: To King Godwyn.
* BloodKnight
* CatsAreMean: Oh yes.
* TheDragon
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:He disapproved of Godwyn murdering his father.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: Especially when [[spoiler:he returns in the postgame as a ghost and requests that you calm Godfrey, treating you amiably the whole while.]]
* LightningBruiser
* NobleDemon
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:When Corvus resurrects him in the Realm of the Mighty, he refuses to fight for him, as his loyalty is to the Empire alone. He still fights you because [[BloodKnight he considers you the only opponent worth his time]].]]
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]
* WorthyOpponent: He comes to consider the protagonist as this.
* VerbalTic: He tends to add a "purr" to certain words.

!!!Hootingham Gore
An owl-like monster that serves as the minister of the Empire. Devious and intelligent, he's clearly the brains of the Empire's operations.

* BadBoss: His first formal appearance has him obliterating a hapless mook.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He's the only villain smart enough to bring backup (in the form of two beefed up Bad Karmours) during his boss fight.
* EvilGenius
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:When fought in the Realm of the Mighty, he states that he intends to overthrow Corvus once he's through with you.]]
* SquishyWizard
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]
* VerbalTic: He is a devious owl hoo is determined to hoomuliate you! [[EvilLaugh Hoo hoo hoo!]]

!!!Goreham Hogg
A brutish pig monster that is in charge of the Goretress, the Empire's main prison facility.

* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* EpicFlail
* FullBoarAction / PigMan
* LargeAndInCharge
* PungeonMaster: He makes several pig-related puns during his pre-fight dialogue.
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]

!!!King Godfrey
The original ruler of the House of Gitt, and King Godwyn's father. [[spoiler:Shockingly, he is revealed to have been a kind, just, and fairminded ruler, a stark contrast to the Empire today. However, Godwyn had him assassinated so that he could take the throne and turn the Empire into the world domination-bent regime it is today. Godfrey's spirit was stripped of his memories and sealed inside the Quarantomb outside Conffinwell. However, upon regaining his memories, he goes half mad with rage, and begins rampaging through the ruins of Gittingham Palace. At the behest of Gorresby Purrvis' ghost, the hero must put Godfrey's spirit to rest.]]

* BonusBoss
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]
!!Other
!!![[spoiler:Fallen Corvus]]
The embodiment of rage; a powerful demonic force of pure hatred. Seeks to destroy those he finds unworthy -- and he finds ''everyone'' unworthy. Hates humanity, the Almighty, the Celestrians... but possibly hates himself most of all.

* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield
* BigBad
* DarkReprise: [[spoiler:His]] final battle theme plays a minor version of the series main theme.
* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption]]
* [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Kill the Almighty?]]]]
* EvilLaugh: "[[spoiler:Corvus]] laughs confidently!"
** Also doubles as a warning, since when he does laugh, it means his next move will be one of his two ultimate attacks.
* [[spoiler:{{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV Psaro]].]]
* [[spoiler:FallenAngel]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:He was betrayed by his true love Serena after trying to save her (although that isn't what really happened, he doesn't know that until she returns as a ghost to tell him the full story -- just in time for her to keep him from destroying everything), and subsequently was tortured and experimented on by TheEmpire. Even after the Empire fell, he was still left chained and suffering in the oubliette for next ''300 years''. That would make anyone a tad loopy.]]
* HumansAreBastards: His core belief, [[spoiler:along with "Celestrians are bastards for helping the humans", "Celestria is a bastard for convincing the Almighty to spare the humans", and "The Almighty is a bastard for not destroying the humans when he had the chance".]]
* NietzscheWannabe
* OmnicidalManiac: Wants to destroy ''everything''. [[OhCrap Has the means to do it.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Changes from a [[spoiler:tortured, half demonic Celestrian... zombie... ''thing'']] into a Nightmarish demon, gaining...
** RedEyesTakeWarning / MarkedChange: ... Red Eyes and glowing tattoos in the process.
* ThePowerOfHate: It's made pretty clear that his hatred for all that exists is literally ''all'' he has left.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: And the Earth, and the sky, and...
* TheBattleDidntCount: The second and third fights end this way. [[spoiler:The second time, he realizes [[HumanityEnsues you have shed your Celestrian roots]], so he [[OneWingedAngel follows suit]] and retreats. The third time you defeat him, he utters a [[ThisCannotBe "It...can't be!"]]... then decides to blow up the world anyway. In effect, you were just stalling for time while Serena caught up to you.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!!Serena
A mysterious ghost that the hero encounters throughout their adventures. She is always searching for someone. [[spoiler:It turns out her death is what caused Corvus to descend to TheDarkSide.]]
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: She unknowingly betrayed Corvus by dosing him with a sleeping potion in an attempt to keep him from harm; it was actually a trap by her father to exchange him for the village's safety. This resulted directly in Corvus' capture by TheEmpire and his subsequent madness. Her ghost now seeks to find Corvus and tell him what really happened, so she can calm his fury. She finds him just in time to keep him from destroying the world.]]
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHero: The entire final battle is the heroes stalling for time until she can arrive.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Expy}}: Her role in Corvus' backstory makes her very similar to Rose from VideoGame/DragonQuestIV.]]
* InvisibleToNormals: She's a ghost.
* MysteriousWaif
* PoorCommunicationKills
* PosthumousCharacter: Given that she's a ghost, it's a given.

!!!Greygnarl
The legendary white dragon that fought and defeated the Gittish Empire 300 years ago. Now old, but still mighty, he lives atop the Magmaroo, and is tended to by the people of Upover.

* [[spoiler:BonusBoss]]
* BadassGrandpa
* GoodIsNotNice
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:InferredSurvival: His shadow can be seen in the ending montage. And then there's his BonusBoss fight in the grottoes.]]
* [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite Drink]]: Drunk Dragon ale.

!!!Barbarus
An infamously powerful black dragon that sided with the Gittish Empire and fought with them against Greygnarl 300 years ago. Although defeated, he, like the Empire, has somehow returned even more powerful, and serves as the Empire's most powerful weapon. [[spoiler:In actuality, he is the only one aware of how Corvus resurrected the Empire, and is loyal only to him.]]

* BadassBoast: He gives one to Greygnarl during their battle, claiming he's far superior to the white dragon now. [[spoiler:He quickly proves that he's right.]]
* CastingAShadow
* CombinedEnergyAttack
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Corvus]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Greygnarl.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:His rematch with Greygnarl does ''not'' go well for the good guys...]]

!!!Grand Architect Zenus
The God of the world, commonly referred to as the Almighty. He mysteriously vanished centuries ago, but not before charging the Celestrians to gather enough Benevolessence so that Yggdrasil can bloom, promising to reward them with ascension to his Almighty Realm. [[spoiler:It turns out that he grew fed up with humanity's inherent evil and desired to eradicate them and start over, but was stopped when his daughter Celestria transformed herself into the tree Yggdrasil. It turns out that the 10 grotto bosses are "fragments" of him, created when his body was destroyed by Corvus.]]

* {{Expy}}: Of the Greek god Zeus.
* [[spoiler:JerkAssGod]]
* HaveYouSeenMyGod

!!!Celestria [[spoiler:(Yggdrasil)]] (Celesia)
Daughter of Zenus, and a powerful goddess in her own right. [[spoiler:300 years ago, in order to dissuade her father from hitting the ResetButton, she willingly transformed herself into the tree of life, Yggdrasil, claiming that she would remain this way until her Fyggs bloomed, at which point humanity would prove their worth. Eventually, the Hero's actions cause her to awaken as promised, and after Corvus' defeat, she serves as the new goddess of the world in her father's absence.]]

* [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]]
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream: A rare voluntary, non-screaming variant.]]
* [[spoiler:SealedGoodInACan]]
* [[spoiler:WorldTree]]

!!Legacy Characters
The heroes and villains of previous ''DragonQuest'' games. Party members occasionally check in at the Quester's Rest, while villains can be found in special grottos.

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Inn guests give you extras of their own outfits, and the bosses can drop pieces of the outfits worn by their games' heroes. (You're also able to find outfits of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'' classes elsewhere.) However, it just so happens that these pieces of armor are actually pretty good in terms of defense.
* BonusBoss: The villains.
** LegacyBossBattle: The TropeNamer
* CanonName: Given to the cousins of the Hero in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'', whose names were randomized originally and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep are commonly known by their titles/kingdoms]]. The Prince of Cannock has become "Prince Princeton" and the Princess of Moonbrook is now "Princess Princessa".
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: The ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' crew, whose own game was still being prepped for its first North American release.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: And [[LegacyBossBattle Previous Villain Cameo]], too.
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