Characters of ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria''.

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[[folder:Playable Characters]]
!!Stocke
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-->''[[CatchPhrase I have to think about this one carefully...]]''

The main character of ''RadiantHistoria''. TheAce member of Specint, Alistel's intelligence department, goes on one mission that goes horribly, horribly wrong. Nearly killed, he instead ends up in Historia, where Teo and Lippti tell him that his destiny is not to win the war for Alistel, but to save all inhabitants of the continent from the ongoing desertification.

* TheAce: He was apparently considered this ''before'' he was able to jump around timelines and learn whatever skill he needed for a particular situation.
* [[spoiler:AntiAntiChrist]]: [[spoiler:Heiss abducted Prince Ernst at the beginning of his "second life," renaming him Stocke and raising him in Granorg's rival Alistel. His intent was to train Stocke to assist him in destroying humanity. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Everything he does to Stocke has the opposite effect]]. Moving Stocke away from Granorg protects him from his DysfunctionJunction family and introduces him to his best friend Rosch. He butchers Marco and Raynie's unit so he can hire them to assist Stocke, but they become his newest and dearest friends, furthering Stocke's devotion to others.]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Verges on MegaManning. Stocke can learn techniques which take years to master with a brief tutorial and a few minutes' observation, though this may involve a certain amount of [[SaveScumming creative use of his powers]].
* BadassCape[=/=]ScarfOfAsskicking: It's half cape, half scarf, and all badass.
** [[{{Badass}} He doesn't just dress the part.]]
* BigGood
* [[spoiler: BigScrewedUpFamily: The Granorg Kingdom]]
* {{Bishounen}}
* BrainsAndBrawn: Brains side of this dynamic with Rosch.
* BringMyRedJacket: Dressed in red, and frequently charging into battle.
* [[spoiler:CallingTheOldManOut]]: [[spoiler:In his first life as Ernst, he died opposing King Victor.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: In the form of deliberate MessiahCreep.
* TheChosenOne
* TheConfidant: To Rosch.
* ConsummateLiar: Good enough to fool ''Heiss''.
* [[spoiler: CryForTheDevil: Towards Heiss]]
* [[spoiler: DarkAndTroubledPast: Not that it really affects him since he doesn't remember it.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:He is Ernst, given a temporary second life.]]
* DysfunctionJunction: Between both timelines and all the bad ends, he goes through a ''lot'' of horrible stuff over the course of the game.
* TheFace: starts off as TheStoic, but also starts off with a growing circle of friends who he cares about dearly. He helps his party members through a variety of internal and external conflicts, and is always sensitive to their issues. And at one point, he helps his best friend Roche and an NPC with [[MatchmakerQuest relationship advice.]]
* [[spoiler: FightingYourFriend: Rosch. Twice.]]
* FingerlessGloves
* TheFourLoves: [[spoiler:Claims this separates him from the BigBad.]]
** Storge: [[spoiler:[[ThickerThanWater Eruca and Heiss.]]]]
** Phileo: His TrueCompanions.
** Eros: [[spoiler:[[BattleCouple Raynie]].]]
** Agape: [[spoiler:His love for the world and willingness to be the Sacrifice.]]
* GenreSavvy:
** Immediately dismisses [[spoiler:the ritual as a temporary fix for which a better one must be found. He never finds it, but Heiss saves Stocke from it, and unknown to him, a scientist with two children he helped may have the permanent solution needed]].
** A more amusing example happens in a sidequest early in the game. When an NPC soldier claims he "mislaid" something of his, Stocke immediately hazards a guess that the soldier had pawned it off for money and by the time he had gathered enough to buy it back, someone else had already bought it. His guess was dead-on.
** During a Bad End, he also questions [[spoiler:why something that can turn Gafka into a mindless beast even ''exists'', and is rewarded with a SequelHook.]]
** Even more impressively, he immediately [[spoiler:[[RomanceSidequest figures out that Raynie is in love with someone when she starts saying]] IHaveThisFriend.]]
** He's also obviously figured out [[spoiler:[[IAmWho his true identity]]]] before it's revealed, and is pretty much just asking for confirmation.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:Kicks the shit out of Rosch once.]]
* TheHeart
* HellBentForLeather: Under the cloak, official art shows lots of leather and TooManyBelts.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Ritual.]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: For a spy, he sure wears some distinctive clothes.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:The normal ending. Shows Stocke, still alive, working toward the GoldenEnding.]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: To Rosch, during the Alternate History.
* [[spoiler:IAmWho]]: [[spoiler:He's Prince Ernst, brought back to life as a Sacrifice and with his memories wiped.]]
* IdiotBall: He's usually pretty intelligent and surprisingly GenreSavvy, but some of the bad endings, especially [[spoiler:"Hugo the Omnipotent"]], involve him suddenly deciding to do something ''really'' stupid.
* IfWeGetThroughThis: [[spoiler:He promises to lay down his sword and live with Raynie in peace.]]
* InstantExpert: Possibly justified. TimeTravel is good for that.
* InterfaceSpoiler: His third Mana Burst ability, gained well before TheReveal, is called [[spoiler:''[[DeadAllAlong Dead]]'' Fencer]]... though it might be named in regards to [[spoiler:Kiel, who taught him fencing]] instead.
* ItsUpToYou: Lampshaded. Several characters get annoyed with him for assuming he has to do everything by himself.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia[=/=]FakeMemories: Heiss wiped his memories of his past to give him a new identity.]]
* LightningBruiser: His speed is only surpassed by Aht's, and both his Attack and Magic Attack stats are above-average even without the proper accessories.
* [[spoiler: LovedINotHonorMore: Poor Raynie...]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouDumb/[[LoveMakesYouCrazy Crazy]]: Running away with Raynie? [[CatchPhrase I'll have to think about this one carefully...]]]]
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* MadeASlave: Briefly. [[spoiler: He is captured and taken to Cygnus as a [[GladiatorGames gladiator]], but he [[WinYourFreedom wins his freedom]] in a duel against King Garland.]]
* MagicKnight: Slices, dices, throws fire, and can heal you in a pinch.
* TheMatchmaker: To [[spoiler:Rosch and Sonja]], as well as to [[spoiler:Liese and a Granorg officer]].
* MegaManning: Learns new skills at the drop of a hat. Most noticeable is [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome copying Heiss's invisibility.]]]]
* MessiahCreep: One of the most important things about him.
* MrFanservice: He's [[{{Bishonen}} pretty]], {{badass}}, {{stoic}}, and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan a genuinely nice guy]]. What more could you want out of fangirl-bait?
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Many bad endings lead to this.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:The destruction of Rosch's brigade in the Alternate History, and particularly Kiel's death]], since despite his best efforts [[YouCantFightFate he can't do anything to change it]].
* NervesOfSteel: It takes something ''big'' to get him to panic. Minor problems like a cave-in a yard from where he's standing aren't worth the effort.
* NiceGuy
* NotSoStoic: He gets set off on more than one occasion.
* ObliviousToLove: Kind of. [[spoiler:He helps multiple characters with relationship problems, and can tell Raynie is in love with someone, but is then shocked when he finds out it's him, when he's the only person she could be describing.]]
* OfficerAndAGentleman
* TheOnlyOne: [[spoiler:Until Heiss steps in.]]
* PlayingWithFire: The only elemental magic he learns are five fire spells, including two unique to him (three if you count different names with identical effects to still be "unique").
* ThePowerOfLove[=/=]ThePowerOfFriendship: To an intense degree.
* ThePromise: Two of them.
** [[spoiler:When Rosch's unit is butchered and Kiel dies to cover Stocke, Stocke can't find any means to undo the event. Horrified, he swears to do whatever he can to undo it.]]
** [[spoiler:He promises to settle down and live with Raynie in peace when the world is safe.]]
* RebelRelaxation: Several times, most obviously during the Mimel sidequest.
* RedIsHeroic
* RedOniBlueOni: Both Blue to Rosch's Red, and Red to [[spoiler:Eruca's Blue, back when he was Ernst]].
* [[spoiler: RelationshipUpgrade: With Raynie after a RomanceSidequest.]]
* [[spoiler:RoyallyScrewedUp]]: [[spoiler:Considering his dad ''murdered him''... He even points out himself that he's probably happier not remembering.]]
* [[spoiler:RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething]]
* SaveScumming: Implied to use his time-rewinding powers to learn techniques that often take ''years'' to master with seemingly blinding speed.
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy]]: One of his endearing traits. He's a tough-as-nails hotshot spy, and one would think he would be cold and introverted (okay, [[TheStoic he kinda is]]). But he is very good to his friends and allies, in particular Rosch, Raynie, and Marco, and is sensitive to their feelings and problems. (He even helps Rosch out with relationship advice!)
* SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler: In a bad ending, he and Raynie give up fighting to live together, only to watch the world slowly end together in peace. [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther They come to really love each other, and are happy together]], but he ultimately uses the White Chronicle to get back to work when he can't bear to watch the world die anymore.]]
* TheStoic
* [[spoiler:TargetedHumanSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Being [[DeadAllAlong dead]] is a prerequisite and Eruca doesn't really have the option of resurrecting somebody else, so there aren't a lot of other candidates.]]
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Both literally and figuratively: he lost his original life as Prince Ernst and got a new life as Stocke. Stocke believes that his new life shaped him for the better in a way his old life would never have experienced due to his DysfunctionJunction family.]]
** In the best ending, [[spoiler:you can choose whether he acknowledges Stocke or Ernst as his name.]]
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler:Eruca and Heiss.]]
* TooManyBelts
* TrueCompanions: He starts off with a rapidly growing social circle.
* [[spoiler:WarriorPrince]]
* WarriorTherapist
* WideEyedIdealist: Wide eyed might not be the best description, but he's certainly idealistic.
* YouAllShareMyStory

!!Raynie
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One of two members of a mercenary duo from the desert country of Cygnus, she is assigned to be one of Stocke's two main assistants by Specint. Once a child refugee whose parents were killed fleeing from war, she grew up in the desert city of Cygnus. Raised with other refugees, she grew up knowing nothing but combat, and became a mercenary. She and Marco later became contracted to serve Alistel, after a bizarre battle got their merc team killed. Armed with a spear and a wide array of black magic, she is an offensive powerhouse.

* ActionGirl
* AnimeHair: A ponytail tied with [[TooManyBelts a belt]]. It looks worse than it is, too, since she's got a cape with a huge pendulum thing on the end, and from some angles it's hard to tell it's not RapunzelHair.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: One of the sadder endings. But the Golden Ending resolves it.]]
* BladeOnAStick
* [[spoiler: BodyguardCrush: A variation, as she was hired to assist Stocke.]]
* BoobsOfSteel: Played straight. Compare her figure and playstyle to those of Aht and Eruca.
* [[ChildSoldiers Child Soldier]]
* DysfunctionJunction: Some obvious trauma from her mercenary company's annihilation before the game began, plus [[spoiler:her entire family died in the fighting between Alistel and Granorg and she was forced to become a mercenary just to survive]].
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Watching Stocke stare at Eruca, she quickly sets up the chance for them to speak alone.
* FightingForAHomeland
* HintDropping
* [[spoiler:IfWeGetThroughThis]]: [[spoiler:She accepts Stocke's promise to settle down after SavingTheWorld.]]
* [[spoiler: IHaveThisFriend: She starts to tell Stock this, but he can see through it.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Lifestyle wise. She's weary of a lifetime of war.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: To all appearances, the only thing holding up her dress is [[TooManyBelts several belts]].
* [[spoiler:IWillWaitForYou]]
* LadyOfWar[=/=]LadyOfBlackMagic: Starts as a MagicKnight but her physical attacks are soon far outclassed by her raw ability with magic.
* LosingTheTeamSpirit: Happens twice. [[spoiler:Once when she realizes Stocke's choices could turn them both against Alistel, and again when she wants to give up fighting and elope with Stocke.]]
* [[spoiler: LoveConfession: She tells Stocke "IHaveThisFriend;" Stocke [[GenreSavvy quickly asks if she's in love with whoever she's talking about]]. She immediately has a LoveEpiphany in front of him and confesses to him, and [[ObliviousToLove he's genuinely surprised.]]]]
* MagicKnight: Has a spear for melee attacks, and a huge array of black magic spells.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: She wants to be FireForgedFriends. Riiiight...
* MiniDressOfPower
* MookPromotion: Originally designed as temporary character, she and Marco stay with the party.
* MsFanservice
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Has a serious crisis concerning this in Cornet.
* OneOfTheBoys:
** Marco mentions this. She gets pissed.
** Of course, then ''she'' completely forgets that it might be awkward to change clothes in front of the guys, and Marco has to remind her to wait until they're out of the room.
* OperaGloves
* ProfessionalKiller
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Marco's Blue.
* [[spoiler:RelationshipUpgrade: Ordinarily JustFriends with Stocke, she is PromotedToLoveInterest in her sidequest.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: [[spoiler:All three dialog options in her RomanceSidequest paint Stocke as a nice man. One for rescuing Aht, one for trusting her and Marco in [[YouShallNotPass covering Stocke's escape,]] and one for rushing to stop a gang of mooks from charging into a DoomsdayDevice. She must dig aggressive male chivalry.]]
* SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:With Stocke in one bad ending. If only they finished SavingTheWorld first...]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* [[spoiler: TokenRomance]]
* TooManyBelts: She even uses one as [[HairDecorations a hair decoration]].
* TrueBlueFemininity
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Marco
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Raynie's closest friend and ally, and the second member to assist Stocke. A short, mellow teenager, he has more of a supportive role in combat, with a variety of buffs and healing methods, but is still armed with a sword for offensive abilities.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Don't kill his potential love interest. He goes AxCrazy.]]
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Raynie's Red.
* [[ChildSoldiers Child Soldier]]
* CombatMedic: Both in and out of battle.
* CoolHelmet: It has...metallic cat ears.
* [[spoiler: DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: He meets a girl who looks exactly like Mimel, though it's not known if Marco tried to get to know her.]]
* DysfunctionJunction: While he's dealt with the mine incident better than Raynie did, he's gone through a lot of the same stuff she did. [[spoiler:And in his sidequest, he either goes AxCrazy or watches the girl he has a crush on get murdered in front of him.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: [[spoiler: He's quick to sigh when Raynie starts dropping hints she wants Stocke.]]
* FightingForAHomeland
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:Conclusion of his sidequest.]]
* LittleHeroBigWar
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* MomentKiller: To the point where it can actually result in a [[NonStandardGameOver bad end]].
* NewOldFlame: Mimel.
* NiceHat
* NoodleIncident: Mutters something about Raynie beating the shit out of someone who hit on her.
* ProfessionalKiller
* SatelliteCharacter: He is the result of a MookPromotion, like Raynie, but with even less CharacterDevelopment.
* WhiteMage

!!Rosch
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Stocke's best friend, and given the spotlight in the Alternate History. When Stocke chooses to leave Specint to fight alongside him, they begin a campaign to win the war for Alistel. [[FromBadToWorse Things do not work out]].

* AmbidextrousSprite: While his normal sprite doesn't have this problem, his Gauntlet has a nasty habit of moving to his other arm whenever his portrait [[spoiler:or his battle sprite]] is facing the other way.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: [[spoiler:Is married to Sonja and expecting a child if you complete their sidequest.]]
* TheBigGuy
* BladeOnAStick
* BrainsAndBrawn: Brawn side of this dynamic with Stocke. Same can be said of his relationship with Raul.
* BringMyRedJacket: Fits this even better than Stocke.
* BrokenAce
* CombatClairvoyance
* CantCatchUp: Mostly available in the Alternate History, and consistently drops in and out of the party for plot-related reasons, as such, he's underleveled for quite some time.
** {{Lampshaded}}; Stocke makes a joke about how he'll have to work twice as hard to make up for [[TenMinuteRetirement all that moping around]].
* [[spoiler:DisabledMeansHelpless]]: [[spoiler:Acts like it once. Stocke [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan beats that attitude out of him.]]]]
* [[spoiler:DuelBoss]]: [[spoiler:Twice]].
* DysfunctionJunction: See ShellShockedVeteran and LawfulStupid for why.
* AFatherToHisMen
* FightingForAHomeland
* GutFeeling: And he's always right.
* HandicappedBadass
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Gets a huge case of this after he loses his entire army.]]
* HollywoodCyborg: Lost his arm and got a [[{{Magitek}} thaumatech replacement]] called a "Gauntlet".
* IOweYouMyLife: He feels indebted to Alistel for his new arm.
* JustFriends: With Sonja. [[spoiler:But his sidequest reveals he can't stay that way much longer.]]
* TheLancer
* LawfulStupid: He gets better. [[FromBadToWorse But not before he gets worse.]]
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Manly Man]]
* MightyGlacier
* [[spoiler:MyGreatestFailure]]: [[spoiler:Losing his brigade]]
* OfficerAndAGentleman
* RedBaron: He's called the Young Lion of Alistel.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To both Stocke and Raul.
* RelationshipUpgrade: Can get this with [[spoiler:Sonja]] if you complete a certain sidequest.
* ShellShockedVeteran: [[spoiler:When he loses his entire army, he loses the will to fight.]]
* SupportingLeader
* [[spoiler: SurvivorGuilt]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:After his entire army gets wiped out, he goes into this.]]
* TwentyFourHourArmor: He must smell really bad. [[spoiler:He doesn't even get a new sprite with a desk job.]] Might have something to do with his Gauntlet.
* WhatTheHellHero: He [[spoiler: [[LawfulStupid tries to kill Eruca]] and Stocke must kill him and use the Chronicle to sway his point of view on the country to which he swears his loyalty.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's ''twenty-one.''

!!Aht
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A Satyros girl resembling a goat-hyman hybrid, she is a Shaman with gifted powers. Immediately upon meeting Stocke, she wants to befriend him and watch him carefully and displays immediate awareness of the things that he's going through. A powerful mage, she has the best healing magic in the game; however, instead of attack magic, she uses powerful traps which need to be set upon the ground and require the target(s) to be knocked into them for serious magic damage.

* BadassAdorable
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In one bad ending she [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} kidnaps Stocke, trapping him in a world she creates.]]]]
* BlackMagicianGirl
* BrownNote: Creates traps with music.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Has shades of this whenever Eruca gets too close to Stocke. [[spoiler:Subverted: she's not jealous (or at least, not ''just'' jealous), she's afraid for his life.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteMonsterGirl
* DysfunctionJunction: [[spoiler:Regularly places Stocke's safety above not just her own life, but the entire ''world''.]]
* EpicFlail: For some reason, it lets her steal.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails: Of a sort.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Hides her EpicFlail and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] there.
* HappyDance: *Jump, jump, spin!* *Jump, jump, spin!*
* HeroWorshipper: She adores Stocke, to put it lightly.
* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler: She tells Stocke this in the end.]]
* KnifeNut: Her main weapon of choice, aside from the EpicFlail.
* LittleBitBeastly
* LittleMissBadass: She's ''nine'', and she can kick your ass.
* LotusEaterMachine: In one bad ending she [[spoiler: seals Stocke in a world of her own creation.]]
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Only when she's blocking though.
* MusicalAssassin: She casts traps and spells by playing her flute.
* MysteriousWaif
* TheMedic: Learns some high-level healing spells...
** CombatMedic: ...And her traps can deal a lot of damage.
* MomentKiller: She deliberately interrupts whenever it looks like [[spoiler:Eruca might tell Stocke who he is]].
* OracularUrchin: As a shaman, she knows quite a bit more about what's going on than any of the other party members except Eruca, and can even [[spoiler:see Teo and Lippti when they appear to talk to Stocke]].
* ThePollyanna
* [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyr]]
* SpamAttack: Dancing Death.
* SquishyWizard: Her defense is lacking, to say the least.
* TagalongKid
* TalkingToTheDead: She's a shaman whose job is to help deceased spirits pass from the world.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyishSidetails
* TrapMaster
* UnderratedAndOverleveled: Aht is probably the most powerful character in the game- she's a better healer than Marco and a better offensive spellcaster than Raynie or Eruca ([[WeaksauceWeakness unless the monster is immobile]]), and she gets much less [[SquishyWizard fragile]] as the game continues. [[OracularUrchin Mystical powers]] or no, it's still a little odd that in a game where most of the playable characters are experienced soldiers, the GameBreaker is the [[TagalongKid little girl following them around]].
* VideogameStealing
* WaifProphet: [[spoiler:Since she can see souls, she knows exactly who and what Stocke is from the very beginning. She just doesn't want him to find out.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: She does not fare well against giant or immobile enemies since she cannot use her powerful trap techniques on them. Although she does make up for it by having the strongest healing magic of the cast.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility: The point of her sidequest is to get her to realize this.
* {{Yandere}}: In one bad ending, her [[HeroWorshipper hero worship]] of Stocke reaches the point where she decides it's a good idea to [[spoiler:lock him in a [[LotusEaterMachine dream world]] against his will to "protect" him]].

!!Eruca
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The princess of Granorg, Alistel's longest standing rival. She is a large focus of the Standard Timeline. Her goal is to usurp her Wicked Stepmother for the throne of Granorg. But that's only part of her true goal: to complete the Ritual that will stop the earth's desertification.

* ActionGirl
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Her normal attack.
* BadassPrincess
* BarrierMaiden: She's the only person left who can perform the ritual to stop the end of the world. Any timeline where she dies is automatically a dud.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Ernst's Red, before he died.
* CantCatchUp: She gets dropped from the party for plot reasons during the entire last ''three'' dungeons, ensuring she'll be about ten levels behind the rest of the party by the time you get her back. [[SubvertedTrope She's still one of the best characters to bring to the final boss fight]].
* DistressedDamsel: A couple of times. [[spoiler:When the group gets grabbed by slavers, she gets shoved in a cell in the palace basement, and at the end of the game, Heiss tries to kill her to stop the Ritual]].
** ...resulting in SaveThePrincess.
* DysfunctionJunction: Her messed-up family has left her with some... issues. In particular, she's got quite a complex about her brother. [[spoiler:Stocke is, through no fault of his own, ''really'' not helping this.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: More than one person sees her and Stocke staring at each other and draws the natural conclusion. [[TheNotLoveInterest Which is wrong, by the way]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* GlassCannon: While she can deal good damage, her physical defense is less than that of ''Aht''.
* GunsAreWorthless: Averted. She fires magic shots, and a lot of her more powerful attacks use her guns. Her melee damage ''is'' pathetic, but all she's doing there is PistolWhipping people.
* GunTwirling
* {{Hammerspace}}: For some of her skills, she holsters her handguns and pulls a rifle out of thin air.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: Subverted. [[spoiler:She tries to do the Ritual without a Sacrifice, but Stocke stops her]].
* [[spoiler: TheHighQueen]]
* HisNameIs: During a heart-to-heart talk with Stocke, she ''almost'' gives TheReveal early, but Aht charges in and interrupts them before she can finish the sentence.
* HolyHandGrenade[=/=]AnIcePerson: Her spells pretty much all fall into one of these two categories.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery
* LadyOfBlackMagic: She does have some support/healing skills, but her offensive magic is definitely the most impressive of her skillset.
* MagikarpPower: She needs to gain a few levels before her skillset can really make good use of her stats.
* MoreDakka: Her "Punishment" [[LimitBreak Mana Burst]].
* TheNotLoveInterest: She's probably the person Stocke has the deepest emotional connection to, and the plot is moved along several times by his desire to find, rescue, or aid her, but both of them are pretty insistent that it's not romantic when anyone asks. [[spoiler:She's his little sister, for the record.]]
* RebelLeader
* RebelliousPrincess: Quite literally.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: She never takes her crown off.
* RightfulQueenReturns: Her goal is to take back Granorg.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Let's see... both her parents are dead, her father killed her brother, her stepmother is [[TheCaligula crazy]], and [[spoiler:her uncle is [[OmnicidalManiac even more so]]]]. It's a wonder she turned out as sane as she did.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: And how!
* SupportingLeader
* [[spoiler:SurvivorGuilt]]: [[spoiler:She was originally meant to be the Sacrifice, and feels guilty that because she was the less rebellious sibling, Ernst got chosen instead]].
* TakingUpTheMantle: [[spoiler: Her rebellion and toughness is inspired from Ernst's example.]]
* TomboyPrincess: More in personality than appearance.
** Becomes ever so apparent in battle. Her battle stance is rather dainty, but she occasionally stops to [[GunTwirling twirl her gun in two different directions]]. Then there's [[ArmorPiercingSlap her melee attack]]...
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:In her ending, she pulls off Stocke's ability to Vanish, and kills her would-be assassin.]]

!!Gafka
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A Gutral Beastkind. With the power of Chi, he transforms his seemingly brute strength into powerful energy attacks. When his skill gaining sidequests are completed, he gains great board control abilities, which let him push and pull enemies anywhere for absurd combos. Despite his rough appearance, [[GentleGiant he has a gentle and magnanimous personality]] [[GeniusBruiser and he speaks with calm and experience]]. He has some difficulty telling humans apart. He acts as a protector and guard for the village of Celestia, though it's unclear at first as to why he lives with the Satyros rather than his own kind.

* [[BareFistedMonk Bare Fisted Monkey]]
* TheBigGuy
* BloodKnight: In one of his bad endings, he becomes a monster powerful enough to wipe his enemies off the face of the earth... but at the cost of his humanity. He doesn't stop with [[spoiler:Alistel]]; he ends up taking on every other major country single-handedly, and the entire world has to team up ''just to take him down''.
* DysfunctionJunction: Surprisingly ''non''-dysfunctional, except in his bad end. Of course, it's almost bad enough to make up for that.
* TheExile: Left his hometown, Forgia.
* GeniusBruiser
* GlassCannon: He's ridiculously powerful, but his magical defense is severely lacking.
* GoodOldFisticuffs
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters He Who Fights Beasts]]- The main dilemma of his sidequest. [[spoiler:As a Gutral, he has the power of a beast, but the ability to reason like a human. He is actively pursuing a relic that will make him "The Beast God," and give him ultimate power, but make him a pure beast with no humanity.]]
* MegatonPunch
* MightyGlacier
* NiceHat
* TheNicknamer: Stocke is "Red One," Rosch is "Tough One."
* OneManArmy: In one of his bad endings. It doesn't end well.
* PettingZooPeople
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His Musou ability.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Antagonists]]
!!Heiss
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Stocke's mentor and the leader of Specint. He is the one to initially assign Raynie and Marco under his command. In the same mission, he bestows him with the White Chronicle, simply stating that it might bring him good luck. As time goes by, though, it becomes apparent that Heiss may very well know the Chronicle's true nature, and is up to something behind the scenes.

[[spoiler: It is eventually revealed that he is the wielder of the Black Chronicle, intentionally sewing corruption into history in order to hasten the continent's destruction. It also turns out that he is the first Sacrifice to refuse to complete The Ritual, and he also abducted his nephew Ernst during his second life, wiped his memory, and renamed him "Stocke" to prevent him from becoming a Sacrifice too.]]

* ArtificialLimbs: Like Rosch, he has thaumatech Gauntlets that give him SuperStrength. ''Unlike'' Rosch, he appears to have traded in his regular arms to get them, and his are {{Swiss Army Appendage}}s.
* BaldOfEvil
* BattleStrip: Tears off his shirt before fighting, to show off his ArtificialLimbs and HeroicBuild.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Of the game as a whole.]]
** [[spoiler:BigBadFriend: Stocke's, at the beginning of the game.]]
* [[spoiler:CainAndAbel]]: [[spoiler:Technically, he's both. He became the Sacrifice on behalf of his brother, King Victor, who was TheCaligula. When he got his second life, he killed King Victor and abducted the reborn Ernst, renaming him Stocke.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler: He goes from being a GreenEyedMonster, to HatesEveryoneEqually, and finally to MessianicArchetype.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The entire plot is ultimately driven by his scheming.]]
* TheCynic
* [[spoiler:DarkMessiah]]: [[spoiler:Quite literally; he has the Black Chronicle as opposed to Stocke's White Chronicle, and is a MessianicArchetype who [[RefusalOfTheCall refuses to go through his duty]].]]
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:He is the previous Sacrifice, fleeing from his responsibility in his second life.]]
* DieOrFly: [[spoiler:He spends the entire first third of the game sabotaging every mission Stocke gets sent on in hopes that a dangerous enough situation will make him awaken the White Chronicle.]]
* DirtyCoward: One of his [[spoiler:final desperate strategies]] is an ongoing PlayerPunch. [[spoiler:He repeatedly goes back in time, once to kill Eruca, then a number of times to possess different allies and enemies. He stops and makes a final stand, though.]]
* DontYouDarePityMe
* DragonWithAnAgenda: To Hugo. [[spoiler:Actually the DragonInChief.]]
* DualWielding: He has two Thaumatech Gauntlets, as opposed to Rosch's one.
* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination]]: [[spoiler:His final form, Apocrypha.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:It's heavily implied he views Stocke as more of a son than a nephew, and in fact most of his actions in the game are an attempt to save Stocke from becoming a Sacrifice.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Until the very last moment...]]
* EvilMentor
* [[spoiler:EvilUncle]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He acts overly friendly and fatherly towards Stocke, which Stocke clearly finds a little creepy. At the same time, he takes great joy in screwing with his star pupil for fun. [[spoiler:Subverted. [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes He genuinely means it]], and the trolling is intended as {{Stealth Mentor}}ship.]]
* FriendlessBackground
* [[spoiler:GoodFeelsGood]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: Initially, he resented his brother ruling Granorg while he was the Sacrifice.]]
* HannibalLecture
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard]]: [[spoiler:By giving Ernst a new identity as Stocke and the White Chronicle, he'd hoped to have Stocke likewise turn away from his duty as the Sacrifice. Instead, living as Stocke gives Ernst the resolve to become the Sacrifice and stop Heiss.]]
* KickTheDog
* [[spoiler:LikeASonToMe]]: [[spoiler:He says outright that he was always closer to Ernst than Victor was. Judging by his behavior when he drops all pretenses in the true ending, he has, if anything, gotten ''more'' paternal toward his nephew since then.]]
* LiteralGenie: He tells [[spoiler:Dias and Selvan]] he'll let them "be a part of something great." By which he means [[spoiler:he'll hit them with the Sand Plague, stealing their souls and mana to help fuel TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].
* [[spoiler:LoveRedeems]]: [[spoiler: Stocke decides that Heiss's RefusalOfTheCall is naturally from a lack of love and friendship, to the point there was not a soul on earth for which Heiss was willing to be the Sacrifice. In the GoldenEnding, Heiss finds one. [[ThickerThanWater His nephew, Stocke,]] who he genuinely tried to give a new life. Heiss demands he be sacrificed instead, so Stocke can be with all those he loves.]]
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Well, uncle. Though he doesn't actually get the line, since Stocke had already figured it out.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* MegatonPunch
* [[spoiler:MisanthropeSupreme]]
* MoralityPet: In a bizarre way, [[spoiler:Stocke. He seems to be the only person Heiss cares about aside from himself, and many of his actions throughout the game are genuinely meant to help him, albeit in [[StealthMentor the trollingest manner possible]]]].
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Nice job giving Ernst a chance to gain TrueCompanions and become an extraordinary soldier, Heiss.]]
* [[spoiler:NietzscheWannabe]]
* ObviouslyEvil
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler:Apocrypha, which looks like something out of M. C. Escher's nightmares. It's the embodiment of the sorrow of all the previous Sacrifices.]]
* [[spoiler:PeoplePuppets]]: Does this with [[spoiler:the corpse of King Victor]], and later with [[spoiler:Field Marshall Viola]].
** He's probably also doing it with [[spoiler:the various "Shadows" you've been fighting as bosses on and off throughout the game]].
* [[spoiler:{{Plaguemaster}}]]: [[spoiler:Every Sand Plague death is actually him ripping the mana out of a servant.]]
* [[spoiler:PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery]]: [[spoiler:Quite literally, his objective.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler:RefusalOfTheCall]]: [[spoiler:This started the regrowing of the desertification.]]
* [[spoiler:RoyallyScrewedUp]]
* [[spoiler:SaveScumming]]
* [[spoiler:ScrewDestiny]]: [[spoiler:His primary motivation.]]
* SinisterSchnoz: This alone is the most popular giveaway.
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler:StealthMentor]]: [[spoiler:How he thinks of himself in regards to Stocke. [[AntiAntiChrist It doesn't really work out like he planned]].]]
* TeleportSpam: While [[SubvertedTrope it's not actually teleportation]], he achieves the same effect on several occasions with Vanish. [[spoiler:It may or may not have occurred to him that doing it so many times in a row gave Stocke more chances to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis figure out how it worked]]]].
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler: Towards Stocke.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: With tragic consequences.
* WeWait
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Turns out to be [[spoiler:the previous Sacrifice, who was less than amused by the fact that his asshole of a brother got to be king (and do a terrible job of it) while he was expected to die to hold off the end of the world. His exploration of the various possible futures just led him to the conclusion that [[OmnicidalManiac the world sucked so much he might as well destroy it]], so he [[RefusalOfTheCall up and left]]. The fact that King Victor's reaction to this was to kill his brother's favorite nephew to get himself a new Sacrifice probably didn't help.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He does this repeatedly.

!!Queen Protea
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The queen of Granorg, the country at war with Alistel, and Eruca's stepmother. She is a vain, cruel, and stupid woman who is manipulated by her advisers. She does as she pleases without a care for her subjects and is known within the kingdom as a tyrant. Swept up in the luxury and power of royalty, Protea is addicted to indulgence at the expense of her people. As the late King Victor's second wife, she has no blood ties to Princess Eruca and finds the girl a nuisance. She has no political expertise to speak of, so [[CoDragons her trusted courtiers]], [[DragonWithAnAgenda High Colonel Dias and Count Selvan]], actually handle her administration.

* AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: Of the Standard History.
* TheCaligula
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In her first scene, she rejects a welfare program Eruca proposes because she'd rather spend the money on luxuries for the palace.
* EvilerThanThou: Between her and [[spoiler:Hugo]].
* EvilMatriarch
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* HighCollarOfDoom
* KickTheDog
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:On the receiving end of this in the Alternate History. On the one hand, [[TheStarscream backstabbing your ruler]] when [[DragonInChief you're already basically in charge]] is not a nice thing to do, but on the other... ''it's Protea'']].
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:She orders for Granorg to be set on fire to kill the resistance, regardless of who else it may hurt.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Only at the last possible second. [[spoiler:Specifically, when Stocke's about to cut her head off.]]
* LoveRuinsTheRealm: The late King Victor had bad taste. Not that he was a saint.
* OffingTheOffspring: Well, the step-offspring, anyway.
* PimpedOutDress
* [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]
* PurpleIsPowerful
* RagsToRoyalty: Deconstructed; she was a commoner who the king married for her beauty. When the king died, she had no idea how to run the country in any sort of responsible manner, so she wound up [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney abusing her position for her own short-term gratification]] and [[PuppetKing being manipulated by her advisers]].
* RichBitch
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Despite not actually being of royal blood.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* {{Shotacon}}: She ogles choir boys. Dias and Selvan talk about it behind her back.
* SmugSnake
* UnholyMatrimony
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]
* TheUnfought: Unfortunate, but justified. She cannot fight.
* WickedStepmother

!!Selvan
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-->''"[[DeadpanSnarker Mm. If you'll excuse me, I must go]] [[spoiler:[[DeadpanSnarker set my own city on fire]]]]."''

Along with Dias, Count Selvan is Queen Protea's most trusted attendant. While Dias manages the army, Selvan bends Granorg's parliament to his will, acting as Granorg's administrator. He and Dias together manipulate Protea to impose their will on Granorg, but their relationship is always one of equals. Of the two, Dias is more visible, while Selvan uses his ingenuity to support him from the shadows. Selvan sees warfare like chess and enjoys it just as if it were a game. He is known as a feared tactician, but he occasionally goes into battle himself to lead his men.

* AristocratsAreEvil
* {{Bishonen}}[=/=]LongHairedPrettyBoy: Protea hired him based on his looks.
* TheChessmaster
* CoDragons: With Dias, to Protea.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]: In the Standard History, in the Final Chapter, he finds [[spoiler:Heiss under the Granorg palace, who promises him, and later Dias, to be part of a great power. [[LiteralGenie It doesn't end well.]]]]
* DragonInChief
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* EvilChancellor
* EvilRedhead
* HannibalLecture: When the situation gets especially dire, he tends to drop the "Deadpan" half of his DeadpanSnarker routine in favor of ''viciously'' sarcastic mockery of the people he'd previously been sucking up to.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Depending on the timeline, he either follows Protea's will to the end (even to the point of [[spoiler:setting the city on fire]]), or he [[spoiler:turns her in to form a peace treaty with Hugo]].
* NobleTopEnforcer: Has hints of this, with his reluctance to [[spoiler:burn Granorg to the ground]].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:In the Alternate History, when Protea's idiotic tendencies go too far.]]
* TheUnfought
* UnwittingPawn: Views Protea as this, [[spoiler: but [[HoistByHisOwnPetard becomes one himself to Heiss]]]].
* VillainousFriendship: Seems to genuinely get along with Dias.
* [[spoiler:YourSoulIsMine]]: [[spoiler:His ultimate fate.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:As the Alternate History shows, he intends to run his plans like this, switching sides and leaving Protea to take the fall if things go wrong. It doesn't work, mostly because Heiss is an OutsideContextVillain for him in the Alternate timeline, and Stocke is an Outside Context Hero for him in the Standard one.]]

!!Dias
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A court knight who serves Granorg's Queen Protea. High Colonel Dias is an exemplar of skill and efficiency as the army's supreme commander. He is an excellent soldier, but his ambitions go beyond the military: together with Count Selvan, he rules over all Granorg with Protea as their figurehead. Though he tries to appear stoic and dignified, he is a decisive mover and tends to rush headlong into matters. However, his heedlessness is balanced by Selvan, whose guile complements Dias' deficiencies to form a balanced team.

* AristocratsAreEvil
* {{Bishonen}}[=/=]LongHairedPrettyBoy: Like Selvan, he says he got his job because of his looks.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CoDragons: With Selvan, to Protea.
* CutsceneBoss: Very annoyingly. Despite the fact that he's apparently a talented swordsman, you fight his bodyguards instead, then Stocke kills him in a cutscene.
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]: In the Standard History, in the Final Chapter, he finds [[spoiler:Heiss under the Granorg palace, who has promised Selvan to be part of a great power, and is given the same offer. [[LiteralGenie It doesn't end well.]]]]
* DirtyCoward
* DracoInLeatherPants: In-universe. He has fangirls standing around outside the palace who ''insist'' he can't be a bad guy because of his "soulful eyes."
* DragonInChief
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* EvilChancellor
* TheHeavy
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Similar to Selvan, his loyalty to Protea wavers between timelines.
* PerpetualFrowner
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: When [[EvilChancellor Hedge]] goes to Dias with help to defeat Garland, Dias takes it...and then promptly murders him. However, Stocke alters this later on, stopping Hedge before he can spill his guts.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:In the Alternate History, when Protea's idiotic tendencies go too far.]]
* TheUnfought: Unlike Protea and Selvan, he's supposed to be a master swordsman, and even fights in a cutscene, so this one is a bit harder to explain.
* UnwittingPawn: Views Protea as this, [[spoiler:but [[HoistByHisOwnPetard becomes one himself to Heiss]]]].
* VillainousFriendship: Seems to genuinely get along with Selvan.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* [[spoiler:YourSoulIsMine]]: [[spoiler:His ultimate fate.]]

!!Hugo
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The general and supreme commander of Alistel's army, he doubles as the Prophet Noah's mouthpiece and has taken up stewardship of the country in Noah's stead since the Prophet withdrew from public life five years ago. Since he holds the reins of both Alistel's government and military, it would be no exaggeration to call him the true ruler of Alistel. He used to be a politician, but his renown from conveying Noah's words to the masses coupled with the war against Granorg elevated him to his current position. Some already think of him as Noah's successor, as he stirs up Alistel's populace to war with exhortations that Protea-controlled Granorg is a den of evil.

* [[spoiler: A God Am I: "...It does have a nice ring to it."]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: [[spoiler:DoubleSubverted. He's an AnticlimaxBoss the first time you fight him, but it turns out he wasn't even trying. When you come back with the InfinityMinusOneSword, he puts up an actual fight.]]
* BaldOfEvil: Possibly a subversion of BaldBlackLeaderGuy.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Of the Alternate History.]]
* ChurchMilitant: Of all the Alistellian leaders, he's the only one to really come across this way.
* DrunkWithPower: He starts off as the spokesman for the Prophet Noah. He escalates into [[spoiler:the de facto leader of a country bent on purging the continent through a holy war. [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity And that's not even going into Flux...]]]]
* [[spoiler:ElCidPloy]]: [[spoiler:He's been pulling one in regards to Noah since before the story starts]].
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:To Protea]]
* TheFundamentalist
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:A rare villainous, non-tearjerking example.]]
* [[spoiler:ManOnFire: How he dies.]]
* MouthOfSauron: For Noah. [[spoiler: Subverted in that this is all an act. Noah [[DeadAllAlong died long ago]], and Hugo himself is [[BigBad really the one in charge.]]]]
* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler: [[ClimaxBoss Until he forces Fennel to power him up with Flux.]]]]
* ObviouslyEvil
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Whips his followers into a frenzy with FantasticRacism towards Beastmen, with the ultimate goal being genocide.
* SinisterMinister
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]: [[spoiler:To Heiss.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the Standard History, he just sort of fades into the background, and is never seen again after the first few chapters. [[spoiler:Though it can be conjectured that his fate in the Alternate History "leaked" into the Standard History.]]
* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Once [[spoiler:Fennel]] has [[spoiler:infused him with the power of Flux]], he disposes of him.

!!Fennel
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The director of Alistel's research and development department. Fennel is a world-renowned thaumatech scientist under orders from Hugo to work night and day on mass production of the powerful thaumachines he devised. Sonja is technically one of his underlings. He is Alistel's finest mind, but he has an extreme distaste for other people. He's a typical MadScientist who thrives on data collected through field tests and cares about nothing but furthering his research.

* [[ForScience For Thaumatech]]
* LonelyAtTheTop: Though Fennel does love science, he loves the scientific community even more. The reason he stopped working on gauntlet tech was because the only person who could even comprehend his work ([[spoiler:Sonja's brother]]) died, leaving his theories and creations completely unchallenged, which Fennel finds incredibly boring.
* MadScientist
* ManInTheMachine: What ''is'' that thing, anyway?
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: [[spoiler:Once he empowers Hugo with the power of Flux, Hugo tosses him aside. It's unknown if he survives the ordeal, since he can be spoken to after fighting Hugo for the first time, but is not seen or heard of again.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Cast]]
!!Teo and Lippti
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-->''"[[NonstandardGameOver You've returned, Stocke.]]"''

A pair of immortal twins, and the only known residents of Historia. They saved Stocke from near death. But they also give him his new mission: to save not only Alistel, but the whole world from desertification. They offer advice, but are not allowed to tell him what choices to make.

* {{All Powerful Bystander}}s
* {{The Atoner}}s: It's implied in one sidequest that [[spoiler:their father was responsible for the destabilization of Mana, which led to desertification, and the family they meet in Alistel both mirrors their own and has the know-how to permanently solve the problem in a way the heroes may never know]].
* {{The Chessmaster}}s: They have been watching the timeline end badly for eons. And the GoldenEnding reveals their true plan [[spoiler:was not to get Stocke to be the Sacrifice, but to get Heiss to accept his destiny as the Sacrifice.]]
* {{Creepy Child}}ren
* DidntSeeThatComing: Some of the bad endings. They were particularly surprised that [[spoiler:messing up Liese's MatchmakerQuest causes a ''war'']] and that [[spoiler:Stocke was actually willing to work for Dias on the off-chance that he could find out more about what was going on]].
* LastOfTheirKind: [[spoiler:The last of the Imperials.]]
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: They say [[spoiler:the wielders of the Chronicles have to build up experiences with others to strengthen their souls and make them more willing to be the Sacrifices. It did not work on Heiss.]]
* NonstandardGameOver: Every time a false DownerEnding is reached, Stocke escapes to Historia, where they explain why the choice was not a good one. They go so far as to say some choices are not even that bad, but that there are better ones.
* PointyEars: For some reason.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: They're far older than they look. In fact, [[spoiler:they're even older than they should be chronologically (which would be at least as old as the the fall of the Empire), because their personal timelines include those of ''every single Sacrifice'', including Stocke and Heiss.]]
* RedOniBlueOni
* RestrainingBolt:
** They are not permitted to direct Stocke to make any choices. He is free to make any choices he wants because he can always go back and change them without consequences. [[spoiler:But they strain to give Stocke an exact destination during an emergency.]]
** They are also prohibited from [[spoiler:telling the wielder of one Chronicle anything about the other. They say this is all that stopped Heiss from trying to force information about Stocke out of them]].
* [[SpiritAdvisor Spirit Advisors]]
* [[TheWatcher The Watchers]]
* WhatTheHellHero: They (gently) do this for particularly bad choices, such as [[spoiler:[[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity accepting Hugo's offer of power]], or [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere eloping with Raynie.]]]]

!!Sonja
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She is the overseer of the medical division. In addition to her duties as medic, she spends her time researching Mana, the source of all life, and dabbles in thaumatech research as well. Sonja is tough yet kindhearted and counts both Stocke and Rosch as friends. Though she doesn't fight on the frontline, she watches over them and tends to worry about their survival on dangerous missions.

* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: [[spoiler:With Rosch, if you complete their sidequest.]]
* TheChick
* TheEngineer
* HairDecorations: Hers appear to be ivy of some sort. Whether they're real plants or not is unknown.
* FetchQuest: Sends you out to find all the cores for Rosch's gauntlet.
* GadgeteerGenius: She is ridiculously skilled when it comes to installing gears into Rosch's gauntlet, despite it being one of a kind.
* MyGirlBackHome: She feels like she's this to Rosch (and Stocke a little) when they're off fighting for their lives while she's safe and sound.
* JustFriends: With Rocsh and Stocke. [[spoiler: She later marries Rocsh.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Rosch. [[spoiler: But Rosch comes to love her more than that.]]
* TheMedic
* RelationshipUpgrade: Gets this with [[spoiler:Rosch]] if you complete a certain sidequest.
* TrueCompanions: Her, Stocke, and Rosch.
* WrenchWench

!!Kiel
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Within the hodgepodge Rosch Brigade, he unifies the new soldiers as a leader of sorts. On the word of his respected superior Rosch that Stocke is a skilled swordsman, he has the highest respect for Stocke as well. Kiel is a naive young man with a bright outlook, but he can sometimes get carried away witrh himself and begin to panic. He, too, is a skilled swordsman, but his talents lie more in ceremonial sword dancing rather than combat forms.

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: [[spoiler:In the GoldenEnding.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Has trouble deciding whether he likes Sonja more for her soft sensitivity and kindness, or Viola for her strength and beauty.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When he finally has to stand and fight. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] [[color:white:- Although he gets better in the true ending.]]
* HeroWorshipper: To both Rosch and Stocke.
* InnocentProdigy
* {{Keet}}
* MauveShirt
* PluckyMiddie
* PrecociousCrush: On Sonja and Viola.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* {{Sidekick}}: To Rosch.
* [[spoiler:StupidSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Seeing how Stocke could go back in time and warn the Rosch Brigade about the ambush, it's kind of silly that Kiel and the rest have to die, when logically Stocke should've been able to stop it, even if there wasn't a Node right there and then.]]
* [[spoiler:SuicideMission]]
* TagalongKid
* TooManyBelts
* [[spoiler:TrickedOutTime]]: [[spoiler:How Stocke saves him in the GoldenEnding.]]
* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass]]

!!Viola
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Alistel's prize Field Marshal, known as the Valkyrie for her beauty and strength. When she got too popular, she was reassigned to Alistel's most important stronghold and the most dangerous chokepoint in the war, the Sand Fortress, away from the people of Alistel. However, her valor and judgment have earned her the staunch support of all Alistellians, not just the miltary. She is unwavering in her devotion to Alistel and devoutly reveres the Prophet Noah as well, for she knew him personally before his health began to wane, which is something only a handful of people can say. Many believe that her charisma exceeds Hugo's, and her service record also dwarfs his. Yet despite her accomplishments, she is more often than not out of the country on assignment.

* AlliterativeName: With her RedBaron, Viola the Valkyrie.
* {{Badass}}
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* DeathSeeker: Due to her illness. Partially excuses her HonorBeforeReason tendencies.
* [[spoiler:DontYouDarePityMe]]
* DualWielding: Wields two swords.
* [[spoiler:FightingFromTheInside]]: [[spoiler:When Heiss is controlling her with the Black Chronicle, she tells Stocke to kill her]].
* FrontlineGeneral: She spends nearly the entire game on the front lines. Although she's highly formidable in combat, many characters point out the absurdity of having such a high ranking officer in the thick of battle; she's only there because the de facto leader of the country, General Hugo, [[UriahGambit fears her popularity and wants to get rid of her]].
* HonorBeforeReason: On a TooDumbToLive scale.
* IllGirl[=/=]IncurableCoughOfDeath: [[spoiler:Although if you do her sidequest, she is expected to fully recover in the epilogue.]]
* IronLady
* KnightTemplar
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Even when she knows that [[spoiler:Hugo is manipulating Alistel, she still fights for Noah, since the country would fall apart if they knew he was dead.]]
* LawfulStupid: To an absurd degree. [[spoiler:Knowing that Hugo has been twisting Noah's preaching for a while and that Noah has been dead for up to five years, she continues to defend Hugo just to keep her faith alive.]]
** [[spoiler:It's less about keeping her faith alive and more about being aware that Alistel will completely fall apart if people's faith in Noah is broken.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At least when [[spoiler:she's not being LawfulStupid and trying to pull a ThanatosGambit]].
* ReassignedToAntarctica: For being too popular.
* RedBaron: Known as the Valkyrie.
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]]: [[spoiler:Tries to pull one off, though she may survive if you finish her sidequest.]]
* ToBeLawfulOrGood

!!Raul
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The second-in-command of Alistel's army, with the rank of Lieutenant General. He is Rosch's superior and has a good rapport with him. His evasive demeanor and suspicious looks don't mark him as a serviceman, but those who know him well praise him as the Sleeping Lion of Alistel. He's not the type of commander who takes to the battlefield personally, but he has a natural talent for internal administration and navigating the kingdom's minefield of politics.

* ArtisticAge: Judging by some of his comments, he's getting on in years, but he looks like he could be in his twenties. The page-boy haircut doesn't help.
* BenevolentBoss: One of Stocke's only superiors that he can actually trust.
* BigGood: Eventually becomes this, during [[spoiler:the war against Alistel]], opposing [[spoiler:Hugo]]'s BigBad.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Rosch.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The brains to Rosch's brawn.
* FightingForAHomeland
* GutFeeling: He has a feeling that Hugo might be getting just a ''little'' [[DrunkWithPower taken up with controlling the people of Alistel]].
* NonActionGuy: While he ''can'' fight, he's much better working from the back than from the front lines.
* OfficerAndAGentleman
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: The only man left to lead Alistel in the end.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedBaron: He's called "Alistel's Sleeping Lion".
* TheStrategist: Of supposedly legendary fame, able to lead [[spoiler:the joint Satyros/Gutral army]] with amazing tactical force.
* SupportingLeader

!!Vanoss
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The leader of a troupe of travelling performers which includes Aht and Liese, he is always a gentleman and acts as Aht's "Uncle Vanoss". He seems happy with his life as a wandering performer, but he is personally acquainted with the Patriarch of the Satyros, and seems to have his own agenda...

* TheCaretaker: To Aht, before handing her off to Stocke.
* HonoraryUncle: His relationship to Aht.
* HornedHumanoid
* LittleBitBeastly
* PointyEars
* PromotionToParent: Takes care of Aht until Stocke takes her in.
* [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyr]]
* StreetPerformer
* TeamDad: To his troupe.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Elm
The leader of Celestia's vigilante defense squad, Elm is the most [[FantasticRacism anti-human]] of all the town's residents. [[spoiler:This is because her best friend, Samra, went to Alistel to act as an ambassador and never returned. After Stocke finds proof that Samra was killed for [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement the Historica]], Elm helps restore its power in Samra's memory]].

* ActionGirl
* FantasticRacism
* FieryRedhead: A variation. It's magenta.
* HotBlooded
* HornedHumanoid
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Barranca, and presumably [[spoiler:Samra]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

!!Barranca
Celestia's village elder. While initially a little suspicious of humans, he accepts that the various outside threats are major enough to outweigh these concerns, and becomes a reliable ally.

* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Elm.
* CoolOldGuy
* HornedHumanoid
* LongLived: He's well upwards of 150.
* ThePatriarch
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]


!!Liese
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A Satyros dancer who acts as an older sister and caretaker for Aht in Vanoss' troupe of travelling performers. She is affable and talkative with a general sunny disposition. Though she is a Satyros, she shares Aht and Vanoss' warmth towards humanity.

* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: [[spoiler:If you complete her sidequest, she becomes pregnant in the epilogue.]]
* BareYourMidriff
* EyesAlwaysShut
* ForWantOfANail: [[spoiler:If you mess up her sidequest, her lover, a Granorg soldier, dies in Gutral territory trying to find her. The Granorg army finds his body and blames his death on the Gutrals, which kicks off a war between Beastkind and humans]].
* HornedHumanoid
* InterspeciesRomance: If you do her sidequest.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: She's trying to break off her relationship with an unnamed soldier because she thinks the differences in their cultures are irreconcilable.
* LittleBitBeastly
* LoinCloth: It's the only thing covering her...uh...animal parts.
* MatchmakerQuest
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:During her sidequest. After her lover dies in Abyssia forest and Stocke shows her the note he was carrying, she says she's made the biggest mistake of her life and walks off into the forest]].
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this could be in part due to her only having one character portrait, which bears a constant grin.
* PointyEars
* [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyr]]
* StreetPerformer
* {{Stripperiffic}}

!!Garland
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The king of Cygnus. His leadership style is direct, informal, and very hands-on. As the ruler of a city of fighters, he thinks nothing of jumping into battle with his men, even when this leaves his throne undefended. Fortunately, he is not averse to heeding the advice of more level-headed companions.

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassCape[=/=]ScarfOfAsskicking: Like Stocke's, but with a criss-crossing arrangement over the chest.
* [[{{BFS}} Big F**king Scimitar]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* DuelBoss: Against Stocke. He loses, but this only makes him respect Stocke as a fellow warrior.
* EasilyForgiven: If it weren't for [[spoiler:Stocke's capture]], you would never know his kingdom harbored slavery.
* GeniusBruiser
* ModestRoyalty
* NoShirtLongJacket
* RedBaron: He's known as "The Mighty".
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SleevesAreForWimps
* SophisticatedAsHell: "Shackles cannot bind the soul, or something."
* WarriorPrince
* WhatsUpKingDude: He values trustworthiness and competence above manners and breeding, to the point of assigning a counterintelligence mission to a young Granorgian rebel named Ricky he met a few days ago.
** Although in his case, he used to be a slave and a gladiator before fighting his way to the top, so it's understandable.

!!Galva
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The Gutrals' elder, said to be well over 150 years old. He is one of the few living beings who know of the continent's history. Because his race has been deceived countless times by humans, resulting in the loss of many of his kind, he is not kindly disposed towards humans and limits his people's contact with the outside world to a bare minimum. At his insistence, the Gutrals are mere observers in the war between Alistel and Granorg.

* CoolOldGuy
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FantasticRacism: Mild compared to most of the Gutrals, but he's still very reluctant to trust humans.
* LongLived
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's much smaller than the other Gutrals.
* ThePatriarch
* PettingZooPeople
* TheWatcher
* WizardBeard

!!Bergas
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The chief of the Gutral warriors. He earned the nickname "Iron Armed" as being the strongest of the Gutral warriors. He is also Gafka's master and worries about him from a distance. Like the rest of his race, has has no love for humans.

* BadassCape[=/=]ScarfOfAsskicking: Hard to tell which exactly it is, since it's just a strand of cloth that travels across his body.
* DuelBoss: When trying to attain Gafka's skills.
* PettingZooPeople: Though he looks much closer to LittleBitBeastly than any of the other Gutrals. However, this could be attributed to the fact that the areas of his body where most Gutrals are covered in hair are fully clothed, which gives off a more human appearance.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RedBaron: Has the nickname "Iron Armed".
* SinkOrSwimMentor

!! The Prophet Noah

Spiritual and political leader of Alistel, he was responsible for their gaining independence from Granorg at the age of 16 some seventy years before the start of the game proper. Five years before the start of the game he retired from public life, leaving General Hugo as his mouthpiece.

* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: He died at some indeterminate point after he stopped doing public appearances. It's possible that Hugo had him murdered, but given that he was in his eighties, it could have been natural causes.]]
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