The cast of {{Gungnir}}. This page contains '''unmarked spoilers'''.

Characters whose names were changed for the Atlus USA localization will have both versions listed in their subheading (Sting's version on the left, Atlus' on the right).

!Esperanza
!!Julio Raguel / Giulio Raguel
The protagonist of the game, a Leonica boy who is fifteen at the story's start. He is the youngest child of the Raguel family, and has trained as a soldier in Esperanza since he was very small. He has a kind nature and idolizes his father Ricard, who he has no memory of but is told that he resembles. Because of this, Julio suffers from something of an inferiority complex, downplaying his own achievements in the face of his brother Ragnus'.

After nearly dying in battle, he makes a contract with Elise and gains the power of Gungnir, which raises his standing in Esperanza greatly.

* {{Adorkable}}
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl
* AntiChrist
* BladeOnAStick: His most useful weapon is Gungnir, though he's actually [[HeroesPreferSwords a Fencer-class unit]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His mother apparently died from grief not long after his father.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness
* FamousAncestor: The Raguels have always been knights who protected the Leonica race.
* GreenEyes
* HeroicBSOD: After Scene 10.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* KidHero
* MusclesAreMeaningless: The sole aversion; Gungnir is so huge, heavy, and unwieldy that Julio can barely equip anything else if he's got it in his weapon slot.
* NobleBigot
* NotQuiteDead
* PostVictoryCollapse
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Swears to wipe out the Daltania in revenge for the second Espada Massacre. Whether he eventually carries this out or not depends on the route.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: For incomprehensible reasons, Atlus has changed the spelling of his name to "Giulio".
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Ricard died fifteen years ago, when Julio was just a newborn.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Tries to get this across to Ragnus, but since he's fighting against fifteen years of discrimination by the rest of Espada, it doesn't work too well.
* YoungestChildWins

!!Alyssa / Alissa
The main heroine of the game, a Daltania girl who is 16 at the beginning of the narrative. Julio and company rescue her from a slave caravan and adopt her into Esperanza, although she is reluctant to explain her true identity. She is the sole surviving Imperial princess, and is being targeted by Zaird; her real name is Alessandra Dlacroa. She is very sheltered due to her mother raising her in secret to protect her, and comes off as shy, but is actually very stubborn. She wishes for a world without racial discrimination.

* BadassPrincess
* BattleBallgown: Her empress outfit.
* BladeOnAStick
* CannotSpitItOut
* ChickMagnet: If her {{Romantic Two Girl Friendship}}s with Natalia, Elise, and Fiona mean anything.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* FlowerMotifs
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has a pet bird named Ilya.
* GoingNative
* GreenEyes
* HeroicBastard: It is vaguely implied in-game (and more strongly hinted by WordOfGod) that she may be the result of an affair between Robertus and Orlienne, and hence not really of the Dlacroa lineage at all.
* {{Keigo}}
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Alyssa's Theme".
* MusclesAreMeaningless: ''Her lances are '''huge'''.''
* MoralityPet: To the player, as about half of the game's choices have to do with how nice you want to be to her.
* OddFriendship: With Elise.
* PimpedOutDress: Her empress outfit.
* PrincessesPreferPink
* RedMage
* ShrinkingViolet
* SomethingAboutARose
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Julio out specifically on his racist attitude.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou
-->''"I didn't want to fight... '''Why were you in such a hurry to die?'''"''
* YoungestChildWins

!!Ragnus Raguel
The oldest Raguel child, actually a Daltania who was adopted by Ricard. Age 22 at the story's start. He witnessed his father's death during the Espada Massacre, which traumatized him deeply and has left him with a deep desire for revenge against Gargandia as a whole. In the present day, he is the captain of Esperanza. Knowing the history of the Raguel family as great knights, he developed a complex about his actual race and has become a hyper-competent leader in order to compensate. He's very emotional, but tries to suppress that side of himself to be a good leader.

* AnAxeToGrind
** MultiMeleeMaster: Can also wield [[CoolSword swords]].
* BestServedCold
* BigBrotherMentor: To Julio, who he's not ashamed to show affection for.
* BrownEyes
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CannotSpitItOut
* ChangelingFantasy: He's implied to be Alyssa's blood brother, the prince who escaped Wolfgang III's infanticide by being taken to Espada, although it's never quite confirmed until the very end.
* ChickMagnet
* TheChosenOne: Heavily implied to be the prophesied ruler who will bring about paradise and do battle with Julio, who is the harbinger of the apocalypse.
** MessianicArchetype
* DespairEventHorizon: He holds up under the TraumaCongaLine pretty well until his faith in his father is shaken--and then [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds he finally breaks]].
* DistressedDude: Spends roughly a third of the game locked up and seriously injured.
* GuestStarPartyMember: In the end, he's only around for six fights.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* HotBlooded
* JapanesePronouns: Generally uses "watashi", but switches to "ore" in scenes where he doesn't have the composure to be leaderly.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: As a child, courtesy of Paulo.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Raguel".
* MoreThanMindControl
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Specifically mentioned in his profile.
* NotQuiteDead
* NumerologicalMotif: In Starcry reckoning (which is a little different from the Imperial calendar), he was born in the year 777, which is a holy number in Christianity.
* WasItAllALie: To Paulo.
* WutaiTheft
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: To Julio, several times.
* YouShallNotPass
* YoungestChildWins: The only one of Wolfgang's sons to survive.

!!Elise
The mysterious guardian of Gungnir, who accompanies it to Julio's world after he makes the contract. She fights alongside Julio not for the sake of his ideals, but because he's TheChosenOne. Elise claims to be from Asgard, but much about her remains shrouded in mystery all throughout the game.

* BigEater: But also a PickyEater, as like [[Videogame/YggdraUnion Nessiah]] she isn't a big fan of surface world food.
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* BowAndSwordInAccord
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The draft of her character settings states that she's a glutton who cannot be inspired to actually do anything to help out [[HeroismIncentive unless plied with her]] TrademarkFavoriteFood. Only her love for Kokori nuts remains in the finished product.
* CrypticConversation: Usually about whatever Isabeli is up to.
-->'''Paulo:''' [[LampshadeHanging Try to explain it so that we'll understand!]]
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Justified in that she is self-admittedly ''far'' too lazy to go all-out for anything but a serious crisis.
** IAmNotLeftHanded
* DeadpanSnarker
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Sealed her own powers and hid her own wings so that she wouldn't be able to step outside her decided role.
* EmotionlessGirl
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Her outfit is just loaded with white feathers.
* HiddenDepths: Part of the anti-Magi faction in Asgard.
* MysteriousPast
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* OddFriendship: With Alyssa.
* TheTease
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kokori nuts.
* UndyingLoyalty: Proclaims hers to Julio in Scene 15.
* TheWatcher: Perceives herself as this.
** PassThePopcorn: Finds the Imperial Army turning on itself during Esperanza's invasion to be hysterical.

!!Paulo
An ex-court adviser who was exiled to Espada over a NoodleIncident. 63 at the story's start. He was friends with Ricard, and one of the original founders of Esperanza; he acts as a surrogate parent to the three Raguel children and is the army's strategist. He puts on airs as a kindly old man, and his age has not dampened his love of alcohol and pretty girls.

* TheAlcoholic
* BadassGrandpa
* DirtyOldMan
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Theme of Alchemy".
* ParentalSubstitute: To the Raguel kids.
* TheMedic
* MysteriousPast
* TheStrategist
* ThrowTheBookAtThem

!!Valery Brigid / Valerie Brigid
Daughter of the Republican faction's former leader, and its de facto leader now that her father has been killed. 17 at the story's start. After meeting Esperanza, she decides to unite their forces in order to bring down her political opponents and the people who betrayed her father. She is sometimes self-centered, but always straightforward.

* BrutalHonesty
* FieryRedhead
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To Julio.
* GrumpyBear: From the point where she rejoins the party afterward, Valery is in a fairly constant state of I Mad. She hasn't forgiven Esperanza for Ragnus yet, and of course she's not too happy with the idea of Alyssa on the throne.
* HiddenDepths: Actually an accomplished pianist and extremely knowledgeable about music.
* PickyEater: She became a vegetarian because ever since her family was killed, meat has reminded her too much of corpses.
* PurpleEyes
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Meta example. Valery is the only allied female character not to be featured on a phone card; of course, she has the least pliable personality and most businesslike outfit.
* RebelliousRebel
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: For quite a while. She was ''not'' happy with Esperanza's treatment of Ragnus.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse
* WhatTheHellHero
* WutaiTheft

!!Natalia Raymond / Natalia Raymont
Daughter of Robertus, and an Imperial knight. 21 at the story's start. She is very protective of Alyssa, as her family has aided the Empress in keeping her hidden, and joins Esperanza to protect her. She is very preoccupied with honor and dignity. While she does support Alyssa's desire to grant citizenship to the Leonica, Natalia is much more preoccupied with the state of the Empire as a whole, and tries to make sure that Alyssa focuses on all citizens equally instead of just the discrimination against the Leonica.

* BodyguardCrush: On Alyssa.
* BrownEyes
* CoolBigSis: To Alyssa.
* CoolSword / RoyalRapier
* HappilyAdopted
* {{Keigo}}
* NobleBigot: [[CharacterDevelopment Outgrows this.]]
* PickyEater: Loathes bitter things to the point of being unable to drink tea without first adding at least three spoonfuls of sugar.
* PimpedOutDress
* SeriousBusiness
* ShowgirlSkirt
* TheStoic
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Fiona Raguel
Julio and Ragnus' sister. Age 19 at the story's start. She is the showgirl and head cook of the most popular pub in Espada, and is very popular for her outgoing personality. Due to the loss of her parents, she's zealously protective of Julio, the only blood family she has left.

* CoolBigSis
* GreenEyes
* NeverFoundTheBody: So of course she pops back up eventually.
* SupremeChef: To the point that her cooking is the main incentive to join Esperanza.

!!Noah, Claude, and Teresa
Julio's friends, who initially make up the party. Ages 16, 27, and 17 respectively. All three are killed in Pierre's attack on Espada.

* BromanticFoil: Noah, who is brash and rude in comparison to Julio's quiet personality.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Teresa, much to the amusement of Sting staff.
* {{Expy}}: Teresa is one of [[VideoGame/BlazeUnion Zilva]].
* TheGenericGuy: Claude.
* MauveShirt
* NobleBigot: Noah.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!Gargandia
!!Wolfgang III
Current Emperor of the Gargandian Empire. Age 61 at the story's start. He used to be a feared warrior and was called the War Emperor, but right now he is bedridden from illness and can barely sit on his throne. Known for his harsh discrimination against the Leonica and for ordering all his children slaughtered after hearing a prophecy that he would be killed by his heir.

* TheEmperor
* GenreBlind
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Robertus.
* IllBoy
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "Yo".
* OffingTheOffspring
* RetiredBadass: Due to illness.

!!Zaird Berlioz / Ziyad Berlioz
Prime Minister of Gargandia. Age 70 at the story's start. He is trying to wrest control of the country from Wolfgang III, but is a poor governor and has gained the fear and resentment of even the Daltania he rules. Coworkers with Isabeli, and wants to gain the power of necromancy (and with it, immortality) like her. A failed attempt to do so resulted in his becoming paraplegic, but this hasn't slowed his plans down even remotely.

* HandicappedBadass: Accomplishes all his evil and is a pretty tough final boss from his seat in a [[SpikesOfVillainy really bitchin' wheelchair]].
* IShallTauntYou
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "Wagahai".
* ObviouslyEvil
* TreacherousAdvisor

!!Robertus Raymond / Robertus Raymont
The leader of all Gargandia's knights. Age 53 at the story's start.

* BatmanGambit: Seems to hope that Ragnus or Alyssa will be usable in a coup.
* BladeOnAStick
* '''{{Jerkass}}'''
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wolfgang.
* HonorBeforeReason: Won't stand up to deal with a tyrant because it would mean betraying his friend.
* KarmaHoudini
* MagicKnight
* ManipulativeBastard
* MomentKiller: Pretty much exists to keep Alyssa and Julio apart and the Leonica from getting equal opportunities.
* NobleBigot: Extra emphasis on "bigot".
* ParentalSubstitute: Acted as a surrogate dad for Alyssa.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem
* UndyingLoyalty
* UngratefulBastard: His idea of thanking Esperanza for saving him from Regina and protecting Alyssa is to ''try to frame them for Wolfgang's death and have them all executed for high treason.''
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Orlienne.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Personified.

!!Isabeli
A Gargandian court magister. Despite entering court at the same time as Paulo and Zaird, she still has the physical appearance of a young girl. (Isabeli is actually 55 years old.) She can use necromancy, which is a kind of magic not native to this world; this leads Elise to suspect that she may have had contact with demons.

* AnticlimaxBoss: Gets one-hit-KO'ed by Elise ''in a cutscene.''
* {{Bokukko}}
* CreepyChild
* {{Expy}}: She's a dead ringer for [[ShoulderACoffinKuro Kuro]], though the two act nothing alike.
* ImmortalImmaturity
* ImprobableWeaponUser
* ItAmusedMe: Trying to open the Hades Gate with Gungnir pretty much because she can.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Corpse-Eater Isabeli".
* {{Meganekko}}
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ObviouslyEvil
* OlderThanTheyLook
* RealityWarper
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* StayingAlive: Has been declared "not necessarily KilledOffForReal" by WordOfGod.

!!Orlienne
Ragnus and Alyssa's mother. 52 at the story's start.

* TheChessmaster
* HeroicNeutral: Really only cares that Alyssa, Robertus, and Natalia are all alive at the end of the war.
* PimpedOutDress

!!Imperial Commanders
Pierre (44), Bacchus (29), Albert (27), Wallace (34), Nelson (35), Conrad (30), and Regina (29).

* EvilAlbino: Albert.
* {{Expy}}: In the grand tradition of [[KnightsInTheNightmare Leonel]], Bacchus is another one of [[VideoGame/YggdraUnion Leon]]. Like Leonel, he gets none of Leon's [[VideoGame/BlazeUnion sympathetic development]].
* FalseFriend: Bacchus to the Republicans in the backstory.
* NobleDemon: Nelson. In the best endings he and Julio wind up working together.
* {{Sidekick}}: Wallace, to Robertus.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Regina is the only woman, and of course she's a sorceress.
* SmugSnake: Pierre and Regina.
* TurnCoat: Bacchus.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Albert and Conrad die during their first appearances.

!Other Characters
!!Rodriguef / Rodrigues
A mountain bandit who only cares about money and booze. 35 at the story's start. He considered Ricard his rival, and is interested in fighting Esperanza for the sake of their old grudge.

* AnAxeToGrind
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* FreudianExcuse
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Gold and Pride"
* PapaWolf
* RapePillageAndBurn

!!Griselda
Rodriguef's sidekick. 29 years old.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Pamela. ''Very'' begrudgingly.
* EyepatchOfPower
* WhipItGood

!!Pamela
The VideoGame/DeptHeaven series mascot. Through unusual circumstances, she winds up tagging along with Rodriguef and Griselda for a time. Supposedly looking for something she lost.

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CuteWitch
* TheFogOfAges: Her arrival in this world was so rough that her memory has been temporarily damaged, and she can barely retain information that's not relevant to her search. [[RuleOfFunny This leads to her constantly forgetting who Griselda is, much to Griselda's annoyance.]]
* GeniusDitz
* GreenEyes: Oddly enough, as they're blue in every other appearance she makes.
* ImmortalImmaturity

!!Hierameir / Heramia
A Millenian prophet and priestess of the star-based religion observed in Gargandia. She is unaging, but not immortal. Will in the future serve as the Elise to Ragnus' Julio.

* TheCassandra
* DistressedDamsel
* GreenEyes
* LastOfHerKind
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Prophecy of the Stars"
* MulticoloredHair
* TheOphelia
* ThrowTheBookAtThem
* VagueAge

!!Belgius
One of the hireswords the party hires from Millenia. Age 38. He was originally Gargandian, but was captured and used as a slave; it takes Esperanza a while to gain his trust.

* {{Gonk}}
* HeroicSacrifice
** YouShallNotPass
* ScaryBlackMan
* UndyingLoyalty: To Julio.