Named scripted characters. This page contains spoilers, and the ''existence'' of certain characters is a spoiler, so '''all spoilers are unmarked'''.


[[folder:General main party tropes]]
Tropes that apply to all members of the main party.
* AmbiguousGender: As monsters can become any other monster, it's a given you'll be cycling between the masculine looking ones (Imps, zombies) and feminine looking ones (Fairies, gorgons).
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Several of the Human and Esper character designs available in the DS remake. Also applies to the male Mutant in the original game, or at least his in-game sprite.
* ChildhoodFriends: A batch of four such friends. The default party name in the DS remake confirms it.
** InterspeciesFriendship: Quite probably, unless you're going out of your way to make a completely homogeneous party.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Several of the Human and Esper character designs available in the DS remake.
* HelloInsertNameHere
* InterspeciesAdoption: The species of the main party members' parents don't change to match whatever race you chose for them to be, making this trope very possible. In fact, it's more likely than not, unless you're specifically coordinating your party's race distribution to avoid it.
** HappilyAdopted: Their relationships with their parents seem no worse off for the difference in species.
* RobotBuddy: You're free to make any or all of the protagonist's companions this, if you wish.
* TrueCompanions: They stick together through thick and thin, from the very beginning of their adventure to the very end.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Several of the Human and Esper character designs available in the DS remake.

[[folder:Main Character]]
* AmbiguousGender: As monsters can become any other monster, it's a given you'll be cycling between the masculine looking ones (Imps, zombies) and feminine looking ones (Fairies, gorgons).
%%* HelloInsertNameHere
* TheHero: Naturally.
* HulkSpeak: In the DS remake, if you choose to start as a Minidragon[[note]]"Baby-D" in Final Fantasy Legend II[[/note]] or a Familiar[[note]]"Imp" in Final Fantasy Legend II[[/note]].
* InterspeciesAdoption: If you pick any race other than "Human" for the main character.
** HappilyAdopted: The protagonist's love for their parents is just as strong regardless of what race you pick for them.
** RaisedByHumans: True in a literal sense no matter what, but this trope is in full effect if you choose to make the main character a Mutant/Esper, Monster, or Robot.

[[folder:Central Characters]]
ちちおや ''Chichioya''

* TheAce: Regarded by most as the #1 member of the Guardians.
* CaptainErsatz: Of Franchise/IndianaJones.
* DisappearedDad: He vanishes after the first scene of the story, and never returns for years.
* GoodMorningCrono: How he wakes you up at the beginning.
* NiceHat: In the Game Boy version. In the DS remake he's not wearing his hat, and is known more as the "man with the whip".
* RebelLeader: Leads the Guardians, who call him "the Colonel".
* SecretOtherFamily: Appears this way when he shows up seeming to be Lin's father. Turns out he only cares for Lin and her mother while Mask is away.
* WhipItGood: His trademark weapon set. Especially notable in the remake.
アポロン ''Aporon''

%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BigBad
* TheDandy: The [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deities Of Human Origin]] have chosen largely different AGodAmI styles. Apollo has opted to look as elegant and well-dressed a man as possible.
%%* DarkSkinnedBlond
%%* DeityOfHumanOrigin
* EvilPlan: Collect all the relics and release their power.
* {{Expy}}: His appearance is heavily reminiscent of the wizard enemies from ''VideoGame/{{Makai Toshi SaGa}}''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Apollo's EvilPlan succeeds, but he thinks he has all 77 Relics when there are actually 78 -- the rumor of 77 was planted by the Guardians. Having an incomplete collection, Apollo's Relics prove to be too powerful for him, gruesomely destroying him as he tries to unleash their power.
* GambitPileup: His plan, the Guardian's plan, the heroes plan, etc.
%%* LightIsNotGood
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: In the original game.
* MacguffinDeliveryService: Apollo recognizes that the main characters are better Relic collectors, and plans to let them collect all the remaining Relics. He then steals them all.
* OutGambitted: The guardians spread the belief that there were only 77 Relics. This contributes to Apollo's demise.
%%* PhlebotinumOverload
めがみ ''Megami''\\
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Isis"

* AlmightyJanitor: Literally. The Goddess's entire occupation is to maintain the proper function of the world, the Central Temple and the Sky Pillars.
%%* BigGood
* GambitRoulette: In between her needed times of Central Temple [[AlmightyJanitor maintenance]], she intentionally divides herself into smaller pieces and scatters them among the worlds as individually powerful Relics, to promote the raising of heroes who will be powerful enough to collect and assemble the Relics, and then assist her in carrying out repairs.
* GenkiGirl: She's quite chipper and good-humored, much to the party's surprise.
%%* PowersThatBe
%%* WingedHumanoid

[[folder:Home arc]]
せんせい ''Sensei''\\
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Mr. S"

%%* ATasteOfPower
%%* BadassTeacher
%%* {{Cyclops}}
* {{Expy}}: Of the slime monsters from ''VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa''. He has the same abilities too. The rest of [=SaGa=] 2's slime monsters have a different appearance, but are still [[{{Cyclops}} one-eyed]].
%%* GuestStarPartyMember
* PlayingWithFire: Knows the Fire spell, and his magic powering it is high enough one-shot the first boss of the game.

[[folder:Ashura & Guardians arc]]
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Ki"

* ArmorOfInvincibility: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Save for the Rhino boss in Ashura's base]], Ki is invincible to all physical attacks, probably because of the Relics inside of her.
* BornWinner: Kai was actually born with Relics micronized inside her own body. That's right, she had ''pieces of the Goddess'' inside her body. This gave Kai the power to [[HealingHands heal]].
* FantasticVoyagePlot: One of the game's dungeons is the interior of Kai's body.
%%* GuestStarPartyMember
* HealingHands: And she'll heal anyone who visits her at the Goddess's temple. She eventually loses this power after the Relics are removed from her body.
* HighPriestess: Of the Goddess's temple, where she's called "Mother Kai".
%%* WhiteMagicianGirl
ふくめん ''Fukumen''

* BodyDouble: For Father, except for that mask he's wearing, such that he's suspected to ''be'' Father during his first appearance.
* CoatHatMask: Has a coat and hat identical to Father's in the Game Boy version. Both he and Father lose their hats in the DS remake.
* DisappearedDad: To Lin.
%%* GuestStarPartyMember

%%* DiscOneFinalBoss
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Ashura was originally just an ordinary Goblin who managed to collect enough Relics.
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* MultiArmedAndDangerous
リン ''Rin''\\
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Lynn"

%%* AnimeChineseGirl
%%* GuestStarPartyMember
* TheLoad: You have Lin as a guest party member all of twice, each time only for a battle in which she's too weak to make any difference.
* LongLostRelative: The main character thinks Father is also Lin's father, and seriously suspects that Lin is his/her little sister. This turns out not to be true.
%%* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* ZettaiRyouiki: In the remake.

[[folder:Venus arc]]
ビーナス ''Bīnasu''

%%* DeityOfHumanOrigin
* FauxAffablyEvil: She thanks the main characters for defeating Ashura, and grants them permission to come and go in her megalopolis as they please. This is the only extent of her niceness, and she doesn't even to try to disguise how much of a depraved AlphaBitch she is.
%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* HornedHairdo: In the remake.
%%* RichBitch
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Venus denies that her power or beauty comes from Relics, or that there are any Relics in her world at all. Some people are naïve enough to believe this, like Antony.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Venus's reaction, practically word for word, to Olivia deliberately scarring her own face.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: And the most graceless one.
オリビア ''Oribia''\\
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Flora"

* ArrangedMarriage: To Julius. Called off when Venus dies.
* BeautyIsBad: Olivia decides that freedom from the controlling Venus means marring her own beauty. She slices her own face with a knife and then requests Venus to banish her from her megalopolis. [[ThisIsUnforgivable This only pisses Venus off]].
ユリウス ''Yuriusu''\\
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Nils"

* ArrangedMarriage: To Olivia. Called off when Venus dies.
%%* DarkIsNotEvil
* DoggedNiceGuy: At first Julius seems to be a less sympathetic PrinceCharmingWannabe, until it's clear that he never had any more of a choice in the matter than Olivia.
* EasilyForgiven: Julius isn't really one of the good guys or one of the bad guys. He seems rather ambivalent to Venus's control of his life, mostly excited about getting to marry someone like Olivia. When Venus is finally defeated and Julius is no longer betrothed to Olivia, Julius apologizes for his arrogance and remains friends with Olivia and Antony. Olivia points out that Julius didn't actually ''do'' anything bad -- he didn't actually have a choice in the overall situation, so she saw no fault that needed to be forgiven.
* EvilIsSexy: Okay so he's not evil, but this is the trope that allows Imp/Devil monsters to remain inside the city. [[invoked]]
* HopelessSuitor: Julius actually genuinely likes Olivia, but has no real chance of winning her heart from Antony.
* HornedHumanoid: A demon who's beautiful enough to live in Venus's megalopolis.
* MrFanservice: Julius is said to be popular with the girls, though he himself doesn't seem to be fully aware of this.
アントニー ''Antonī''\\
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Leon"

* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: He only injured his leg, and was still quite beautiful. Venus did not agree, seeing the injury as something that tarnished Antony's perfection, and she banished him from her megalopolis.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* UnkemptBeauty: After exile. Presumably he was better-manicured when living in Venus's megalopolis.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: In the original. He was shirted in the [[VideoGameRemake remake]].

[[folder:Edo arc]]
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Hana"

%%* GuestStarPartyMember
%%* PrivateDetective
* {{Tomboy}}: An irrepressible one at that.
* YouKilledMyFather: Otama's father was a PrivateDetective who was killed by Echigoya, but she could never prove it. She's seeking justice.
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "Taro"

* BadassTeacher: He's a schoolteacher with a Muramasa.
%%* GuestStarPartyMember
* {{Ronin}}: Yes, his appellation and occupation are the same.
* UndercoverCopReveal: Rônin is actually a Guardian, and is friends with Father.
[[DubNameChange FFL2]] "[[SpeciesFirstName Kame]]"

* OnlySaneEmployee: He seems to have more caution and common sense than Otama.
* PettingZooPeople
* SpeciesFirstName: In the official 1991 English localization, Denpachi was renamed "Kame", which is Japanese for "turtle".

* AmbiguouslyGay: The DS remake makes him look ''extremely'' CampGay, but the game never comes out and says it. If true, this would also make Echigoya a {{Gayngster}}.
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EyesAlwaysShut: His appearance in the Game Boy version.

%%* CollaredByFashion
* TheDandy: With a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]]-level CostumePorn.
* TheDragon: To his father, the Magnate.
%%* EvilChancellor
* TheManBehindTheMan: Echigoya was only a lower level gangster compared to Shôgun.

* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Although he is never given mention by anyone, he is essentially the god of Edo. Unlike the other New Gods, he prefers [[TheManBehindTheMan to rule from the shadows]].
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: After you defeat Shôgun, Magnate arrives out of nowhere, announcing himself as Shôgun's father, and then [[YouHaveFailedMe kills his own son for failing him]]. You have to defeat him then and there, and he's as difficult to battle as the other God battles. Sure enough, defeating him yields a cache of Relics.
%%* HornedHumanoid
* TheManBehindTheMan: The man behind both Shôgun and Echigoya.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He kills his son the Shôgun for allowing himself to be defeated.

[[folder:Odin arc]]
オーディン ''Ôdin''

%%* BloodKnight
* DeathSeeker: Wanted to ensure his death came at the hands of the world's mightiest warriors.
%%* DeityOfHumanOrigin
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: If you haven't died at any point before reaching his palace.
* TokenGoodTeammate: The only "New God" that doesn't turn out to be a conceited dictator.