[[folder:The Protagonists]]

Formerly a normal human girl that lived with her family that formed good relations with the Okonogi family in Shrike. Asellus' old life ended abruptly when she was accidentally ran over by the carriage of the Mystic Charm Lord Orlouge, and to save her life, she's infused with the blood of Mystic, making her the world's only Half-Mystic. Feared by humans, despised by Mystics, Asellus has to find a place for her own in this world while being hunted by her kin.

* AlienBlood: Purple.
* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant:
** Orlouge really shouldn't have messed with Asellus, though it's understandable that he'd want to get White Rose back from her. [[spoiler: In the Half-Mystic ending, he forces her into a fight because he thinks her life's worthless, completely missing the fact that he created the most powerful Mystic in the world. His death appropriately ensues.]]
** Ciato has no excuse, however. He tries to kill her pre-emptively because she might become so powerful that she could destroy him permanently. So, of course, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy that's what she does]].
** [[spoiler: Rastaban did this intentionally. He wanted a Mystic strong enough to defeat Lord Orlouge and bring change to Fascinaturu again. However, if she doesn't embrace her Mystical side, then he does this again by trying to steal her power, completely missing the fact that his entire plan revolved around her being more powerful than Orlouge.]]
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Before getting ran over with Orlouge's carriage, Asellus used to play with Red when he was a toddler, being his non-blood related CoolBigSis since her family has good relations with the Okonogi. When she ends up joining Red temporarily during the Cygnus hijacking, Asellus uses this trope as a reason; she's worried about Red.
* BoyishShortHair: Asellus' hair is kind of short, further reinforcing how Gina mistook her as 'Facinaturu's new prince' before meeting her and enforcing how much she ends up as DiscountLesbians.
* DiscountLesbians: She's gay (or at least bisexual) because of the Charm Lord Orlouge's [[BloodMagic blood]] in her veins. [[spoiler: In the ending where she gives up her mystic powers, she marries a man.]]
** According to [[AllThereInTheManual Essence]], Mystics don't distinguish themselves by Gender (instead, noting wheter one is more masculine or feminine). This is interesting since the source in question brings this up in regards to Asellus denying her attraction to White Rose. As such, it may be that all Mystics might not be able to exclusively lust for one sex.
* EmergencyTransformation: After being hit by Orlouge's carriage, she's infused with his blood, turning her into a Half-Mystic and saving her life.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Largely because of a CharmPerson effect.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra Branford]]. Both being Half Human Hybrids, and have a similar color scheme, and look, but Asellus is a bit more masculine. Both also have identity crises, albeit for different reasons. Both also have the ability to transform into a form that accentuates their nonhuman blood.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: In the Full Mystic ending.]]
* GiantPoofySleeves
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler: In the Full Mystic ending, Asellus has become exactly the heir Lord Orlouge wanted, and he couldn't be more proud of the fact that she's about to kill him and take his throne.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: She, along with White Rose, can join Red's quest during the Cygnus hijacking scenario, but permanently left afterwards. Averted in Emelia's quest, where they (plus Zozma) join permanently.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Hated by humans for being a Mystic, mocked by Mystics for being human.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half Human, Half Mystic.
* HeroicNeutral: Asellus just wants to live her life with White Rose. The problem is that, first, Orlouge considers White Rose his personal property, second, Ciato wants Asellus eliminated as a threat to his power, and third, [[spoiler: Rastaban wants her made into a Mystic who can overthrow Orlouge]]. She has a lot of Mystical asses to kick if she wants to be able to do this. [[spoiler: As a Full Mystic, she abandons this trait once she realizes she can't live as a human anymore; she has to live as a Mystic, which means taking her rightful throne.]]
* HybridPower: Quite possibly the most powerful being in the world. She can gain stats like a human and spark Sword, Fighting and Gun skills, but she can also absorb the souls of monsters and transform into a Mystic at will and get their stat bonii, she has the gift for Mystic magic, ''and'' she doesn't have any of her inventory slots locked by Mystic gear (particularly the painfully-weak [=MysticMail=]).
* IHateYouVampireDad: [[spoiler: In the Full Human ending, Asellus kills Orlouge to free herself from her Mystical blood.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Asellus just wants to go back home and live an ordinary life. Neither Orlouge nor Ciato will allow that. [[spoiler: In the Full Human ending, she gets what she wants; in the Half-Mystic and Full Mystic endings, she comes to accept that she will never be human, and either comes to terms with her dual heritage or decides to take her place as a Mystic Lord by force.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has her own theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMxWAj3pvX4 here]]. Surprisingly more whimsical, but it's not known when it plays.
* LesbianVampire: Played [[IncrediblyLamePun straight]] in the Full Mystic ending, ambiguous and DarkIsNotEvil in the Half-Mystic ending.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Comments by other characters, unused artwork, and [[spoiler: her full-human ending, with several photographs of Asellus' human family, apparently going back to her own childhood before the accident)]] reveal that, before she became a half-mystic, her hair was bright red, and would have faded to brownish orange-red if she had aged at all.
* MagikarpPower: Starts with no skills and horrible stats, but can develop in any direction she chooses, and by combining her human and Mystic abilities, can become the mightiest of ''all'' the starting characters.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: In the Half-Mystic Ending, she and Gina share this; Gina's an old great-grandmother while Asellus is still eternally young and beautiful.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Stopped aging at 17 after becoming a Half-Mystic, making her 29 when her story starts. [[spoiler: She's at least 70 during her Half-Mystic ending.]]
* PhlebotinumRebel: Though she isn't so much actively rebellious as [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wanting to go home and live a normal life with White Rose]]. [[spoiler: After escaping from the Labyrinth, she comes back to confront Orlouge for one reason or another, depending on how Mystical she's become.]]
* PowerDyesYourHair: Her blood transfusion dyed her hair green. Also, when she uses her Mystic abilities, 'Mystical Change' activates and adds the stats of the absorbed monsters onto her own-- this change is signified by [[PowerGlows some glowing]], [[PowerFloats floating]], and her hair turning from green to bright blue.
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Since the accident happened 12 years before the game started, and not 'yesterday' as she previously believed, Asellus' aunt believed her to be dead.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In [[spoiler: her Half-Mystic ending, she tells Orlouge this. Orlouge decides to kill her for it.]]
* SheIsTheKing: A two-fer:
** She's the "Prince" of Fascinaturu, for multiple reasons; chiefly, she's Orlouge's heir rather than his mistress, and Mystics don't care all that much about gender. But it's also there because she's in the role of a fairy-tale prince, particularly to Gina.
** [[spoiler: After Orlouge's death, as Half- or especially Full-Mystic, she is the Charm Lord. "Lord" is another gender-neutral Mystic title.]]
* SuperMode: Mystical Change. Borders on a SuperpoweredEvilSide, as too much use of this will lead to her getting DrunkOnTheDarkSide.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: A very subtle example. [[spoiler: In her Full Mystic ending, Asellus realizes that she will never be able to live among humans or be accepted by them, so she decides to take her place as the new Charm Lord with all that entails, completely abandoning her humanity and morality in the process.]]
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Although it was removed from the game due to time constraints, Asellus was supposed to visit [[BackAlleyDoctor Dr. Nusakan]] and the [[EvilutionaryBiologist Bio]] [[PlayingWithSyringes Research]] [[MadScientist Lab.]]
* WalkingTheEarth: Asellus doesn't have a quest as such. She's just travelling the regions trying to get away from Orlouge's assassins, at least until [[spoiler: White Rose is trapped in the Dark Labyrinth]]. [[spoiler: In the Half-Mystic ending, she becomes a wandering adventurer, with no real place in the world except for her ties to the aging [[LoveInterest Gina]].]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever - A source of {{Angst}} in the [[spoiler: Half-Mystic]] ending, where she finds it hard to [[spoiler: return to Gina for her yearly reunion, who's [[WeAreAsMayflies living a mayfly human life.]]]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler: In her Full-Mystic ending, she goes mad with power, becoming a worse tyrant than Orlouge was.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Orlouge considers her this [[spoiler: in the Full Mystic ending, when she returns to take his throne as Charm Lord. He's much more contemptuous of her in the other two endings.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It actually ''[[LockedIntoStrangeness changes]]'' to [[JustifiedTrope green,]] although [[SuperMode Mystical Change]] tints it to where it looks blue.


One of the top magicians in the Magic Kingdom. Graduating from the Magic Academy was the beginning of his journey to become the master of all magic: Blue must learn all kinds of magic he could until the time comes to face his brother Rouge in a magic duel to death.

* {{Bishonen}}: Fuse actually [[DudeLooksLikeALady mistakes him for female]] in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Essence]]''.
* CainAndAbel: Told to be the Cain of the equation by the Magic Kingdom. Rouge was no doubt told the same thing. He also fits the Cain part: He's the insensitive jerk to the more social Rouge.
* [[ColorfulThemeNaming Colorful]] ThemeTwinNaming
* TheExile: Not allowed to return to the Magic Kingdom until he kills Rouge.
* EvilTwin: He is Rouge's EvilTwin.
* FamousLastWords: If he loses the fight with his brother, he says the first part of their shared last words.
* HeelFaceTurn: If he wins against Rouge, Blue also inherits some of his good heart, and eventually he agrees to travel to Hell to seal Hell's Lord for eternity, saving mankind and developing from his VillainProtagonist status.
* JerkAss: He just sits in his suite on the Cygnus when it's attacked, refusing to help Red because of his name. On his own quest, if swallowed by Tanzer, he ignores the attack by Nomad's fighters against the other passengers, and abandons Fei-On in Tanzer's stomach. He also kills Kylin to take his gift of space magic, even if it meant doing so would cause the destruction of his paradise he made for children (some of his party members even call him out on this).
* LackOfEmpathy: Blue couldn't care less of how other people feels as long as he can fulfill his mission of obtaining Magic Gifts and defeat Rouge. [[{{Jerkass}} Jerk.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: His theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-97-QcZnP98 here]] plays only at the beginning of his quest, and it sounds more ominous than the others, as a sign that Blue is more VillainProtagonist than either his brother or the other protagonists.
* ManipulativeBastard: His monologues when it comes to recruiting members are mostly about how much he can manipulate them in order to reach his goal.
* MasterOfAll: Though heavily built toward being a mage, Blue can easily go with any combat style he wants; he's extremely talented at learning most of the good sword techniques (really only missing out on LifeSprinkler), a fair number of fighting moves, and since guns and magic share the same development chance, he picks up gun techniques every bit as quickly as spells.
* PolarOppositeTwins
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Gains all his brother's magic spells if he wins their duel.
* VillainProtagonist: Subverted. While Blue doesn't have villainous goals and eventually set himself to defeat Hell's Lord for the good of many, he's a self-serving jerk that could pass up as a villain.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: His sprite has blond hair, though in all the artwork, it's white like Rouge's. Hair color aside, as for why he fits these, see JerkAss above.


Former super model that found love with an IRPO officer Ren. One day, Emelia found Ren murdered and because of it was convicted for murder and thrown to prison. She managed to escape and ended up joining the Gradius group in order to track down the one who killed Ren: An enigma known as 'Joker'.

* BareYourMidriff: The bellydancer outfit and soldieress outfit.
* BattleBallgown: Emelia wears a wedding dress during her final battle.
* BestServedCold: [[spoiler:Not on Joker... but Fuse in ''Essence''. After her quest, Emelia, now a seasoned combatant, still remembered how he tossed her to jail. After learning the DSC from Liza, she proceeds to smack Fuse with that move for vengeance.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Emelia (blonde), Liza (brunette), and Annie (redhead).
* BrokenBird: Emelia was about to live a happy life with her fiancee, Ren, but that was brutally ripped away from her and was jailed soon after. In ''Essence'', she was so traumatized that [[spoiler:after saving Ren, Emelia proceeded to break up with him because the utter shock from that shook her to the core.]]
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Being an ex-supermodel, Emelia can get stat boosts in her clothes. Two of her four outfits give a minor benefit in a different skill. More specifically, they swap her "Spark Talent List"--that is, the moves she's most likely to learn, with the other ladies of Gradius.
** Pink Tiger outfit boosts her barehanded attacks by swapping her list with Liza's
** Bunnygirl outfit was likely meant to boost her magic skills, but has no effect.
** Belly Dancer outfit boosts her sword techniques by swapping her list with Annie's
** Soldieress outfit was likely meant to boost her gunplay, (possibly by swapping her hidden gun/magic stat (0) with Roufas (6)) but does has no effect.
* CryIntoChest: At the bad ending, [[spoiler:Emelia cries on the hug of both Annie and Liza, since she just ended her vengeance by killing Joker and indirectly Ren and is utterly confused on what to do after her vengeance was done and [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty she felt no accomplishment at all.]]]]
* DanceBattler: Technically when she wears the belly dancer outfit. Used to great effect when using swords.
* DumbBlonde: Downplayed. By all means, Emelia isn't dumb... but she tends to take on [[GenreBlindness the wrong assumptions on things]], such as thinking the Shingrow tournament is actually a ''dance party'', not a battle tournament. Even Blue thinks by looking at her alone that Emelia 'looked a little stupid' - but then, it's [[{{Jerkass}} Blue]].
* EveryoneHasStandards: Emelia draws the line at 'selling herself to slavery because she's hot'. Even if Joker's on the line, she ''will'' refuse. Unfortunately, Roufas has other ideas to make her do it.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Emelia tries one on [[spoiler: just before her BigBad crashes in]].
* GiantPoofySleeves: On her wedding dress
* GoGoEnslavement: Her "Sword Dancer" outfit, unlocked when she's [[spoiler:captured by Trinity and]] forced to join a harem.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Emelia has this [[spoiler: with Ren who is revealed to be bodyjacked by Joker the whole time in her good ending]].
* IWasNeverHere: In the bad end, [[spoiler:Emelia takes on the final mission of forgetting that she ever joined Gradius on Roufas' request.]] This nicely explains why [[spoiler:in other scenarios where she's recruitable, she's no longer involved with Gradius and doesn't even bat an eye on Annie or Liza, her best friends, if they're in the same party.]]
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAQivmsu94o A surprisingly 'relaxed' one]] for someone with intents of vengeance like her. This plays when renaming her, or during her first trip at Trinity's Lambda Base.
* LeotardOfPower: Emelia dons one in her Pink Tiger outfit.
* MsFanservice: Thanks to loads and loads of FanservicePack she could wear and all of them are quite attractive, and her default look is also a pretty blonde, Emelia is one of this game's major fanservice providers.
* PimpedOutDress
* PlayboyBunny: While on her [[TheCasino Baccarat]] mission.
* PowerTrio: She's usually forming this dynamic with Annie and Liza, as 'Roufas' [[LovelyAngels Angels]]' in Gradius on Emelia's story. She's usually more detached from them in other scenarios as she's recruited via the Arcane Quest.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: In one piece of her official art.
* ShoutOut: Emelia getting forced into a harem in a skimpy belly dancer outfit is like how Leia was forced into slavery by Jabba the Hut in Star Wars.
* MyNaymeIs[=/=]SpellMyNameWithAnS: Due to translation error, her name is Emelia instead of the more common (and actually her Japanese name) Em''i''lia.
* WinYourFreedom
* WronglyAccused: Accused of murdering her fiance, Ren. Unfortunately for her, Ren was Fuse's best friend, so he had her thrown into Despair with no trial.


A wandering minstrel that used to be someone who constantly stayed at his mother's house in Yorkland and wanted to make a name for himself. He's usually seen helping others.

* TheAlcoholic: Not as bad as Gen, but he has shades of this- He's always found in the Pub in Scrap, and during his story, if you do the quest for the Grail Card, finding the card becomes an afterthought to "Free sake!"
* AllYourPowersCombined: ''[[WordOfGod Essence]]'' states that his quest was finished last, mainly because he was so busy helping out all the other characters. So they returned the favor and all joined him to finish ''his'' quest. ''All'' of them. [[spoiler: The villain of his story is also revealed to be the ManBehindTheMan behind most other villains in the game.]]
* BasementDweller: Actually starts off his quest because he's tired of being a burden to his mom (read: he gets kicked out.)
* CoolBigBro: To Thunder
* DisappearedDad
* {{Expy}}: He's not the only friendly traveling bard in a game in the ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' series -- the Minstrel in ''VideoGame/{{Romancing SaGa}}'' fits that description as well.
* FunnyAfro
* LazyBum: Starts as of these, and he's forbidden from going back home until he gets a job. His intro outright calls him "shiftless." [[spoiler: In the end he's running Trinity after killing off Mondo and usurping his position. He winds up in hiding back home away from everyone.]]
* MagikarpPower: He starts out with, essentially, no abilities to speak of, but can be developed to any level in any direction, and learns skills unusually quickly.
* MagneticHero: Always found in the pub in Scrap, gets the other hero to talk about their self, and winds up joining their team. In his own story, he's genuinely friendly to anyone and gets people to join his team easily. In-game, he's got a very high "Charm" stat.
* PunnyName: A wandering minstrel named ''Lute''...
* WalkingTheEarth: He leaves home in search of adventure. Adventure and a decent job.

!!Red[[note]] Retsu Okonogi[[/note]]

Son of Dr. Okonogi, Red lost his family after a sudden attack by the terrorist group [=BlackX=] and was nearly killed by them too. But he was saved by the mysterious hero Alkarl, who made him into another superhero Alkaiser in order to save his life. A year later, Red works for the cruise ship Cygnus under the supervision of Hawk, but he still desires vengeance against [=BlackX=].

* AnimeHair: A few drug users comment on it, calling him "Cactus Head". Also, Doll finds it easy to find him due to his "hip-hop hairdo".
* BareFistedMonk: While Red can be adept in sword-fighting, most of Alkaiser's exclusive skills are martial arts-based, so he's mostly dealing with martial arts moves.
* CrutchCharacter: Alkaiser form. While few non-bosses can stand up to his immense power, ending a battle as Alkaiser voids any stat bonuses that Red would get. Since Red's stats directly influence Alkaiser's, the result can be a very weak superhero.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Using Al-Phoenix on M Black III causes him to counter attack with Dark Phoenix, which triggers Alkaiser to learn and ''counter counterattack'' with RE-Al-Phoenix, the most powerful Alkaiser skill in the game. Of course, at this point, there's no one else left to use it on except the final boss, unless Red is the last character used in the System Data and will be going to 4th Dimension after finishing his final boss.
* EmergencyTransformation: After nearly being killed by Shuzer, he's turned into a superhero by Alkarl in order to save his life.
* {{Expy}}: His appearance appears to be based off that of a character named Red in a little-known Creator/SquareSoft game called ''VideoGame/TreasureHunterG''. There's also a Blue in that game, although he looks nothing like this one's.
* FilkSong: The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vSpVhXWRIY Fight! Alkaiser]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_N1TFWh7ac Now sounds like an Anime/Toku Opening theme]] Doubles as Red's own {{Leitmotif}}.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In line with keeping his superhero identity a secret, outside of scripted battles, you can't transform into Alkaiser unless all the humans and monsters in your party are either unconscious, blinded, or in some other state where their eyes just don't work. For some reason, this rule does not apply to Mecs.
* HenshinHero: He's basically a Franchise/KamenRider in an RPG.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: 19 years old and comes with the teen perversion tendencies, including getting ''super'' excited at the porn mag in Shrike and thinking on Annie's [[GagBoobs impressive set of racks]] when [[FunbagAirbag he accidentally]] [[ThanksForTheMammary bumped to it.]]
* LaserBlade: Alkaizer gets access to the Ray Sword after transforming.
* LightEmUp: Many of his moves as Alkaiser use light, either directly offensively or just as added special effects.
* NotSoDifferent: At first Red doubts that Asellus is the Asellus he knew, but he's the first to quickly dismiss that and bring her and White Rose to the party, considering that everyone's got their own secret, if Asellus has her immortality secret by being Half-Mystic that she can't disclose, he has a similar secret he can't disclose: Him being Alkaiser.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: WordOfGod says his real name is 'Retsu'.
* ParentalAbandonment: His family is killed by Black X about thirty seconds into his game. [[spoiler: It's revealed that his mother and sister are actually still alive near the end]]
* PowerGlows: Morphing into Alkaiser is accompanied by glowing and a flash of light.
* SecretIdentity: One that, if revealed, will lead to him being {{Depower}}ed in addition to having his memory erased.
* ShoutOut: To the sentai HenshinHero genre. Alkaizer's signature move, Shining Kick, is a blatant one to Kamen Rider's Rider Kick.
* SuperHeroesWearCapes: Even when he's ''not'' dressed as Alkaiser.


A Lummox from the dying realm Margmel. Wishing to restore his dying home to its former beauty, Riki sought the power of the Nine Rings, known to grant any wish.

* TheChosenOne
* DubNameChange: In the Japanese version, he's known as "Coon." [[CleanDubName This was changed]] due to [[ValuesDissonance being a racial slur in America.]]
* FishOutOfWater
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Justified, he's a little kid who honestly doesn't know any better.
* IdleAnimation: The only character with one. Leave him alone long enough, and he rocks back and forth.
* KidHero: Though his actual age is unknown, he definitely ''behaves'' as though he's a kid. Probably in part due to being a FishOutOfWater.
* {{Kitsune}}: A Lummox actually, but the combination of his multiple tails and shape shifting certainly invokes it.
* MegaManning: As a monster, it comes with the territory.
* RingOfPower: Has the "Guardian" ring. In-story, it's the reason Margmel managed to go so long without dying. In-game, it boosts the party's defenses.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain


A robot that was found by two kids in the town of Junk. It lost its original purpose and wanted to find out what that purpose was.

* HeartDrive: T260's "core" apparently functions as one of these, enabling it to swap body types at will. Presumably, it's the same for other Mecs, too.
* LivingShip: Its ''original'' original body, before crash-landing in Junk.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [=T260=] cannot remember its original mission.
* SamusIsAGirl: Sort of. As a mec, T260 is genderless, but it's original body was a ship, and ships are considered female, so...
** SpaceshipGirl
* RoboSpeak: "Affirmative"s, "negative"s, various calculations and repeated instances of SesquipedalianLoquaciousness make up T260's dialogue.
* RobotNames: Of the "string of letters and numbers" variety. "T260" actually its model number.
* WolverineClaws: On its default body.

[[folder:Recruitable Humans]]

One of the members of Gradius. Annie is a practical swordswoman who's only in the organization to provide for her family. She became one of Emelia's best friends in her scenario, provides information about Shuzer of [=BlackX=] in Red's scenario, escorts Riki to obtain the Hermit Ring in his scenario or escorts anyone seeking the Freedom Rune to the prison Despair.

* CoolBigSis: She has two little siblings, a troublemaking boy and a girl who got adopted into a rich family at Yorkland, ''Essence'' confirms that this is the same girl that was possessed by one of the Rings in Riki's scenario.
* GagBoobs: When she escorts Red to Shuzer's base, [[FunbagAirbag he accidentally bumps on her up front when crossing a bridge in which Annie yells to stop touching her body like a pervert.]] Red's thoughts? 'Impressive...', implying that he accidentally touched Annie's boobs.
* ILikeSwords: Her style focuses on swordplay.
* LovelyAngels: Annie is the two constant female Gradius underlings of Roufas in Gradius, the sword-fighting chick to compliment with Liza the martial artist chick.
* KnowledgeBroker: She sells Red the location of Shuzer's base and knows her way around Despair, among other things.
* RedOniBlueOni: Forms this pair with Liza: Annie is more impulsive and frequents Despair about 6 times due to taking brash actions against rude customers.

!!Captain Hamilton

Captain of the ship ''Victoria'' and a member of anti-Trinity group. She reveals to Lute that Mondo was actually a bad guy and killed his father to boot, and led the attack to Mondo's base.

* AmazonBrigade: Her entire crew is female, all orphans who've had their families killed by Trinity.
* CoolShip[=/=]CoolBoat: She's Captain of the ''Victoria'', an region ship that looks like a pirate ship, complete with large glowing sails.
* TheGoodCaptain
* TheLancer: to Lute. Would be a straighter example if she didn't join just before the PointOfNoReturn
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: She's exclusive to Lute's scenario, so if you want to get her, play his scenario.


An IRPO agent disguising as an adventurer looking for her brother. That was just a cover to her true mission: Arrest one of [=BlackX=]'s Emperors Berva.

* CodeName: "Icy Doll." Her real name is actually Taris.
* FairCop
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: She's exclusive to Red's scenario, so if you want to get her, play his scenario.
* OnlySaneEmployee: Of IRPO.
* UndercoverCopReveal: Lies to Red at first about why she wants to go to the ruins in Shingrow, just before the fight with Berva, she reveals herself as an IRPO patrol officer.


A monk in training who used to date Mei-ling. His attention to his training caused Mei-ling to break up with him and during a journey to Kyo for training, his ship was swallowed by Tanzer. Ever since then, he's staying at the makeshift village there protecting the people from the sky pirate Nomad who was also swallowed there, in addition of escorting anyone who would like to seek something Tanzer also swallowed: The Vitality Rune.

* BareFistedMonk: He's considered one of the best when it comes to bare-handed fighting, barring Liza. Though depicted as a Chinese monk, [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Fei-On seems fine with wrestling moves.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Borderline-- his head is shaved, but for a single braid.
* ItsAllMyFault: He blames himself for being so absorbed in training that [[spoiler:he failed to notice that his girlfriend Mei-ling ended up under the thrall of the Black Ring.]]
* WarriorMonk: Even went so far as to shave his head to look the part. He was on his way to Kyo to train before his ship was swallowed by Tanzer.


An IRPO agent and a would-be 8th Protagonist of the game, which was cut from the game. While not exactly the nicest person, Fuse remain steadfast in his pursuit of justice. He was friends with Emelia's boyfriend Ren and in his anger of the death of his friend, he threw Emelia into Despair. He's also investigating Cindy Campbell of Manhattan, suspecting connection with [=BlackX=], and ran into Red, assisting him.

* CasanovaWannabe: It doesn't come up in the game, but in ''Essence'', he's quite the... ineffective ladies man.
* CodeName: "Short Fuse", which sometimes reflect [[HairTriggerTemper his more impulsive nature.]]
* CowboyCop
* DeadPartner: Ren, Emelia's fiance, was his partner and best friend from way back in their academy days.
* DemotedToExtra: Was originally going to be one of the main protagonists, but his quest had to be cut due to disk space.
* JerkAss: Knocks Red unconscious for talking out of turn, gets Emelia thrown in Despair with little evidence because he doesn't like her, insults Lute a bit... he's not a particularly pleasant individual.
* PetTheDog: If he's recruited by Red before initiating the Shield Card quest, then he will not ask Red to get the flower at Mosperiburg and ''gives the Shield Card for free''. Of course, the drawback on this is that Red can't get the treasures guarded by the dragons and recruit Suzaku.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Throws Emelia into Despair without a trial, because he's the boss at IRPO and can do whatever he wants and he was pissed off that his buddy Ren died.


A swordsman from Wakatu, until the town is reduced to ashes by Trinity. In grief, Gen turned towards alcohol and kept drinking in either the town Junk or Scrap, at least befriending Rose and Thyme and becoming a mentor figure to [=T260G=], assisting it in its quest for identity. Seekers of the Saber Card would seek him in order to travel to Wakatu. If he's recruited by Lute, he'll get excited in assaulting Mondo, as he held him responsible for Wakatu's massacre and wants revenge.

* TheAlcoholic: A full-blown drunk. Just sits around getting wasted in Scrap and Junk, and both his status screen and victory pose involve him drinking.
* CoolOldGuy: Has the personality, and at age 35, he's definitely this to Rose(14) and Thyme(12). To everyone else in-game, he's borderline- none of the protagonists are older than 25 (Lute), and short of Roufas(40) and Capt. Hamilton (48), he's still got 6 years on the next closest character who can join the group.
* DrowningMySorrows
* DrunkenMaster: A drunken samurai, and possibly the best sword user in-game.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: He cuts through a rope by using an iron pipe as a sword, although he later claims he didn't use the pipe to cut it. {{Lampshaded}} by T260, who Divides By Zero trying to figure it out.
* TheLancer: To [=T260G=]
* LastOfHisKind: He's the last survivor from Wakatu, a region whose inhabitants were slaughtered by Trinity.
* MasterSwordsman: Arguably the best swordsman in the game. He starts off with a lot of sword techniques and can learn most of them. Best of all, he's available to everyone (though you'll have to finish all of the Rune magic quests before you can recruit him as Emelia).


A member of the Gradius, a female martial artist who was known to have an affair with Roufas, but broke up because of his dedication to the job, but she still stuck with him because she has a family to feed. She's also Emelia's best friend in her scenario, suggests that Gradius support Red in his crusade against [=BlackX=], and she can also be asked by Blue to escort him to the location of Hide Rune.

* BareFistedMonk: She's considered one of the best unarmed combatant in the game, aside of Fei-On.
* HairFlip: Her victory pose include coolly flipping her hair, reflecting her cool-headed personality.
* LovelyAngels: Along with Annie, Liza is the more constant female of Roufas' Gradius members, contrasting with Annie with her martial arts skills.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Annie, Liza is a more level-headed, calmer girl that keeps her cool, so she doesn't join that many characters (compared to Annie who'd join anyone who would seek the Freedom Rune).
* WorkingWithTheEx: Liza used to be Roufas' lover, but they broke up due to Roufas being more focused at his job. But since working with Gradius pays better for providing her family, Liza continues to work with her ex.


A Chinese lady who used to date Fei-On, but broke up due to some incident (but mostly because Fei-On was too focused on training). She became some sort of caretaker of Riki and helps him in his quest to gather the Nine Rings with her knowledge. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Riki, Mei-ling is actually using him to her own ends to rule the world, as she was possessed by the curse of an evil ring, the Black Ring.]]

* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Riki's story]]
* ChineseGirl
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Her quest to find the rings is in large part driven by the Black Ring's influence. It takes full control of her at the very end of Riki's quest.]]
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:For manipulating Riki and the others and nearly causing a non-existence to a region, she only got the crap beaten out of her and all is forgiven. Granted, Nusakan's diagnosis decreed that she was being cursed by the Black Ring, but still.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: On beating the Owmi Lord to take his ring, he warns Riki and Mei-ling that anyone looking for the ring has to be up to no good. Mei-ling DOES have an extensive knowledge about the rings... [[spoiler:Turns out, she ''is'' up to no good, being the BigBad of the story.]]
* MageMarksman: She starts off with a few [[LightEmUp light spells]] and gun techniques
* NoblewomansLaugh: Never actually heard, but her victory animation has her doing the gesture.
* TheLancer: To Riki.


The leader of the Gradius society. Roufas used to be friends with Fuse, training for Mind Magic together until they went separate ways with Roufas founding an organization to handle dirty jobs the IRPO couldn't handle. In his spare time, he's hanging out at Mu's Tomb seeking brave men who'd want to claim the Victory Rune. He's the one who hired Emelia in her scenario in order to track down the Cube.

* CoolShades: Never takes 'em off. Not even while cooking. Not even at a wedding.
* RatedMForManly: When you run into him at Mu's Tomb looking for the Victory Rune. He'll only join human, male characters who answer with a [[TestosteronePoisoning Testosterone Poisoned]] "'''YEAH!!'''" when asked if Victory is the mark of a real man. Notably, he's unable to be recruited by those who aren't human men except Emelia (since she's employed by him).
* MyNaymeIs[=/=]SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Roufas" rather than "Rufus". Possibly (probably) a translation error.


Blue's twin brother and actually a more friendly guy who will join anyone (except his brother) in their quest, as long as they themselves can gather Magic Gifts (so he can't join [=T260G=] or Riki). According to ''Essence'', [[spoiler:he's the canonical winner in the fated duel.]]

* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Blue's Cain, as Rouge is the more social and friendly brother.
* [[ColorfulThemeNaming Colorful]] ThemeTwinNaming
* TheExile: Not allowed to return to the Magic Kingdom until he kills Blue. Due to a lack of GameplayAndStorySegregation, he'll actually leave the group if you try to bring him.
* FamousLastWords: If defeated by Blue, he gives the last bit of their shared last words-
* HeroAntagonist: He's not the most pleasant fellow, but he's far more humane whereas Blue is selfish and petty. This is emphasized in gameplay: you can obtain Rouge as a party member on all of the quests bar T260G and Riki, while Blue cannot be recruited on any others. In fact, he dismisses Red on his quest solely because his name is similar to Rouge's.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rudeness runs in the family as in ''Essence'', Rouge got kicked out of Kylin's Paradise because he's rude (despite getting the Gift in a non-lethal way). However, he's a lot friendlier than Blue and makes efforts to befriend and help others. He just tones down the rudeness better than his bro.
* RedIsHeroic: His name is 'red' in French, and yes, he's a much more heroic person from get go than his asshole brother.
* PolarOppositeTwins
* ThePowerOfFriendship: In ''Essence,'' he's able to muster the strength to [[spoiler: get out of Hell]], because he knew there were people who cared about him outside.
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Downplayed: if he wins against Blue, he gains all of Blue's magic... but not any non-Magic skills Blue might have learned along the way. So if Blue has somehow learned Life Sprinkler... tough luck, Rouge has to learn again from scratch about it.

[[folder:Recruitable Mystics]]
!!Dr. Nusakan

* BackAlleyDoctor: Runs a small clinic in the backstreets of Koorong.
* CreepyGood: His clinic ''will'' scare the bejeebus of anyone that comes to him, which is why he can't be recruited by many. But, he will put his life on the line on a patient in need as seen in Riki's scenario, and also suspects [[spoiler:Mei-Ling being possessed by the Black Ring]]. He's also gracious enough to offer himself as an escort to the Hide Rune for Blue. Essentially, [[DarkIsNotEvil if you get past his creepy outlook, Nusakan is a good doctor.]]
* DeadlyDoctor
* DiscOneNuke: Has access to Greater Arcana before completing the Arcane Quest. Including the [[OneHitKO Death]] tarot.
* {{Expy}}: Looks somewhat similar to VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII's Dr. Hojo.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming
* MinoredInAssKicking: [[AllThereInTheManual Essence]] states that he's as powerful as a Mystic Lord, but doesn't give a damn about the Mystic hierarchy. He'd rather continue his morbid research.
** In game, he has the Death spell, despite it being a high-level Arcane spell and him not having the Gift for it.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NightmareFetishist
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark green

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although his heart of gold doesn't show up until near the end of Asellus' game when he rejoins your party following [[spoiler: The loss of White Rose]].
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible in Asellus' scenario as he's an important mentor/friend figure.
* {{Oranyan}}: To Rastaban. He's well aware that Rastaban's completely off his rocker, and doesn't mind snarking bitterly at him whenever they get a scene together, but he does love him.
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* WordOfGay: AllThereInTheManual, he and Rastaban are together.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light green


* ApologizesALot: For perceived disrespect to upper class Mystics.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her [[=LifeRain=]] ability sacrifices her LP to heal the party's HP.
* ExtremeDoormat
* HappinessInSlavery: She's ''[[LesYay quite]]'' eager to be Asellus' slave when Asellus comes back to her. Averted with the Lord of the Manor; she's not happy at all when he confines her to his house.
* IOweYouMyLife: If Asellus goes back to Owmi for her after the Dark Labyrinth, Mesarthim invokes this trope, insisting that she be Asellus' slave. Incidentally, she also feels this way about the Lord of the Manor, but can't stand the constant smell of humans or her confinement in his shower.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: They're water mystics.


* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: She threw herself into the fires of Kurenai, so she wouldn't have to live as one of Orlouge's mistresses.
* BoomerangBigot: In Asellus' game, the first thing she says is "I smell the foul stench of a Mystic," referring to White Rose, despite she herself being one.
* CantCatchUp: Rei gets hit hard with this. As a general rule, with very few exceptions[[note]]most notably Zozma[[/note]], the characters you get all start out at around the same level of power, no matter when you get them. It is impossible to get Rei at any point except very late in the game. By the time you can get her, you'll be leagues ahead of her.
* {{Miko}}: Acts as one at the shrine in Devin.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible in Asellus' scenario since the requirement to recruit her exist in the earlier part of Asellus' scenario.
* MyHeroZero: "Rei" means "Zero" in Japanese, and she's the only character able to use Mirage magic.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: If you don't visit her room with White Rose at the beginning of Asellus' scenario, she won't even join you.
* {{Pride}}: [[AllThereInTheManual Essence]] says that her portrait during the battle with Orlouge symbolizes "Pride that bows to none."
* {{Reincarnation}}: Committed suicide to be reborn into human flesh, by using the "cycle of birth".
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Despite knowing about Time and Space magic, having mastered Mirage magic and her reaction to Asellus and White Rose, she's only ''12''. Justified, since she's been re-incarnated.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple.


* AppropriatedAppellation
* CodeName: As an IRPO agent, it makes sense.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: He tried to invoke this by attempting to absorb the dimensional beast '''Tanzer''', but failed miserably.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: As part of his ImpracticallyFancyOutfit, moth wings appear out of his back when he casts magic.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Somewhat justified since most mystics dress rather fancily. Fuse hates his dress style and even gave him a nickname because of that (see trope below).
* InSeriesNickname: Fuse calls him "Narcissistic Cosplay Jerk."
* TheSilentBob: In ''The Essence of [=SaGa=] Frontier''.
* TheVoiceless: It's [[EpilepticTrees rumored]] that he lost his voice when trying to absorb Tanzer, although WordOfGod says he's a natural mute. Under the right circumstances, he'll speak in Red's game near the end, but it's in a scene where the second and third members of the group ask [=Red-as-Alkaiser=] about where Red is, so it's likely just an oversight or glitch.

!!"Time Lord"
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Subverted. He's actually a low class Mystic, but the ability to control time makes him very powerful and dangerous regardless.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: No one knows what his true name is- "Time Lord" is just a title he's taken for himself.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Invoked in ''Essence'' when he uses Time Leap to allow Fuse to feel up Doll. Unfortunately, since the person is outside of time, they can't be affected by ''anything'', and feel as hard as stone. Unfortunately for ''Fuse'', Time Leap's effect doesn't last very long.
* TimeMaster: You get the gift for Time Magic from him.

!!White Rose
* BiTheWay: She's attracted to the Charm Lord, whether they're male or female. She was previously Orlouge's princess, and is still somewhat loyal to him.
* ConflictingLoyalties: She doesn't realize following Asellus was a betrayal of Orlouge until Caito's shadow spells it out for her, and it weighs on her mind from then on.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In the Dark Labyrinth, in order to for anyone to leave, someone has to stay behind.]] White Rose decides that she deserves it as punishment for disobeying Orlouge, and stays so that Asellus and co. may leave.
* LoveMartyr: [[spoiler: In Asellus' Full Mystic ending, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she and the rest of Orlouge's harem are left to "sleep" in their coffins forever so Asellus can start a new one]].]]
* NiceHat

* DarkIsNotEvil: Sure, he can use evil magic and [[{{Expy}} looks like]] [[StreetFighter Akuma]], but he's on Asellus' side and helps her cope with the loss of [[spoiler: White Rose]]
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* WalkingShirtlessScene: ...with star-shaped nipple pasties.

[[folder:Recruitable Mecs]]
* TheMedic: For Humans.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible in Red's scenario since he's in Cygnus, and no one but Red could access it.
* SecretKeeper: He recognizes Red as Alkaiser pretty early on, but keeps it secret on pain of being disassembled.

!!Engineer Car
* CombatMedic: For being a largely support-role Mec, whoever created him also had a mind to arm him with a [[GatlingGood Vulcan gun]] and sharpshooting programs, the former being integrated so you can't unequip it. Yes, it ends up being comically outclassed compared to the other Mecs' firepower, but still.
* TheMedic: For Mecs.

* BrainUploading: Predicts his own death and backs up his memory for just such an occasion.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible in [=T260G=]'s scenario.
* TheSmartGuy
* UnexpectedSuccessor: [[spoiler: Eventually ends up becoming President of the new government after Trinity is exposed and driven out of power.]]

!!Pzkw V
* ArmsDealer: Found in the backstreets of Koorong, selling guns smuggled from Trinity. Notably, he sells the very powerful Hyper Cannons.
* GratuitousGerman: His name is an abbreviation for Panzerkampfwagon V.[[note]]Armored Combat Vehicle Mk. V[[/note]]
* MoreDakka: Has the most integrated equipment of any Mec body, and three of them are heavy weapons.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible as a party member in [=T260G=]'s scenario.

* AppropriatedAppellation
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible in Red's scenario.

* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The Accelerator item/skill can only buff his own Quickness. Since he starts off with the highest Quickness stat in the game ''before'' equipment, and not many monsters will be able to match it, Accelerator becomes useless right out of the gate, but unfortunately, you can't unequip it.
* FragileSpeedster: Starts off with the highest Quickness stat at ''70''. It doesn't take much to max it out to 99, but ultimately lacks any of the durability the other Mec bodies possess.
* [[GenkiGirl Genki Mec]]
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible in [=T260G=]'s scenario.

[[folder:Recruitable Monsters]]
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Found in the [[ScienceIsBad Bio Research Lab]], trapped in some sort of chamber being experimented on.
* TheUnintelligible: He speaks in "kyu"s and "myu"s, although Doll and Fuse seem to understand him. More so because Cotton is an IRPO agent.

* FriendToAllChildren: So much that he created a magical paradise just for them.
* PapaWolf: He seems quite jolly until Blue announces he's going to kill him and take his gift of Space Magic.
* RealityWarper: Due to having the Gift for Space Magic, he was ''able'' to create a magical region.

!!Red Turnip
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Only accessible in Asellus' scenario since he's found in Orlouge's Labyrinth and only Asellus can access it.
* ReplacementScrappy: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when he joins Asellus' party. [[invoked]]

!!King Sei
* CoolSword: He wields the powerful Kusanagi sword, which has a special technique. If you defeat him, he'll offer to either give you the sword or join your party. While Sei himself, being a monster, can't actually equip the sword per se, he does come equipped with the Kusanagi's special technique.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: If you defeat him after robbing his grave, he offers to join the party.
* DemBones
* PetTheDog: If you're playing Riki and wake him up, Riki will explain his story and Sei'll be moved enough to join without a fight.
* GraveRobbing: He does ''not'' take kindly to being awoken by people raiding his tomb.


* TakenForGranite: Frozen solid in the mountains of Mosperiburg.
* BigLittleBrother: Thunder's easily twice Lute's size but still calls him "Big Bro."
* DiscOneNuke: He can turn into a powerful Trisaur easily, which makes his Ground Hit cause 1000 points of damage to any enemy in range.

[[folder:And All The Rest]]
* TheBrute
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Enters the Masked Martial Arts Tournament wearing a domino mask.

* BlueBlood
* TheDragon: To Orlouge.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: He is driven to near-panic by the possibility that Asellus will become powerful enough to kill him, and does his best to murder her before that happens. He doesn't quite get that not only is Asellus immensely powerful, but HeroicNeutral, and while she never seeks him out to kill him, she will most certainly "make him disappear" when ''he'' attacks ''her''.
* UnexplainedRecovery: His ghost appears to attack Asellus in the final dungeon, despite it being a plot point that she had extinguished him completely the first time.

!!Cindy Campbell
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvilGenius
* SpiderPeople: [[spoiler:Her true form.]]

!!Dr. Klein
* EyepatchOfPower
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Orders Metal Black III to kill Alkaiser before the latter has a chance to rest.
* ManBehindTheMan
* RivalTurnedEvil: To Dr. Okonogi. They went to college together, but Klein "became obsessed with strange and dangerous experiments for a secret organization [...] and was eventually expelled." Okonogi still considers him a friend, wishing only to stop Klein before he commits any more crimes.

* BiTheWay: She does have children if she's not [[spoiler: turned into a Mystic]], but Asellus is always her dearest love.
* MoralityPet: To [[spoiler: Full Mystic Asellus]].
* NostalgicNarrator: Narrates Asellus' game in this fashion.
* SuperEmpowering: [[spoiler:In the Full Mystic ending, she becomes Asellus' first princess.]]

!!Lion Princess

* ActionGirl: Even ''before'' being turned into a mystic. Her portrait during the Orlouge fight symbolizes "Fear that dominates everyone"
* BloodKnight
* TheBrute: To Orlouge
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Implied. [[spoiler: In the Human and Half-Mystic endings, she's seen on a scrapbook card with Asellus, which would in turn imply that Asellus spared her life after defeating her. She's not part of the group who visits Gina, however. Obviously averted in the Full Mystic ending, where Asellus kills all of Orlouge's princesses to start her own harem.]]
* RedBaron: She's also known as "The Golden Mane"
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: It's unclear what happened to her after her second defeat by Asellus. In the Human and Half-mystic endings,she shows up on a scrapbook card with no context, although it's implied by the Full-Mystic ending that she and Orlouge's other princesses are killed.]]

* BadassBeard
* BigDamnHero: [[spoiler:As Alkarl, appears just before Shuzer deals the final blow at the beginning of Red's game.]]
* HenshinHero: [[spoiler:He's Alkarl]]
* TheMentor: To Red
* ParentalSubstitute: After Red's family is killed, he takes over as father and employer.

!!Metal Black[[note]]Shortened to [=MBlack=] in battle[[/note]]
* EvilKnockoff: Metal Black III is modeled after Alkaiser, and has his own version of Alkaiser's Al-Phoenix, called Dark Phoenix. In fact, [=MBlackIII=]'s Japanese name is Metal Alkaiser.
* PickYourHumanHalf: Obviously a Mec, but is quite the philosopher.
* RecurringBoss
* WorthyOpponent: Enough that he [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen allows Alkaiser to rest up]] and outright refuses to attack while he's still weak from fighting the Black X emperors.

* AffablyEvil: At first, he seems like a genuinely nice guy- In Emelia's quest, he gives her the Angel Broach, and in Lute's game, he gives him a ride out of Yorkland... he's also the head of Trinity, killed Lute's father, and plans to rule the world with a HumongousMecha.
* GalacticConqueror: Plans to use his Spriggan to conquer the Regions.
* HumongousMecha: The Spriggan
* RivalTurnedEvil: He ''was'' Lute's Dad's best friend...then he killed him.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Between events in game and happenings in [[AllThereInTheManual ''Essence'']], he's in some way involved in at least five out of the seven stories.
* WaveMotionGun: The Spriggan's "Buster Launcher", which does about 1,000 damage to the first person it hits, and 10-100 to everyone else.


* BadBoss[=/=]VillainousDemotivator: After Asellus' escape, Ciato questions the wisdom of not punishing Ildon... and gets hurled around the room for his trouble. Cut material includes him giving explicit permission to the Bio Research Lab to abduct and experiment on lower class mystics.
-->'''Orlouge''': Don't ever question me again.
-->'''Ciato''': Yes, lord...
* BaitTheDog: His first (or second) action ingame is reviving Asellus after accidentally killing her in what amounts to a traffic accident. In cut content he was reportedly horrified, but he probably only cared because she was female. He soon proves to be a detestable being.
* BlueBlood
* CharmPerson: He has a power over women which few can resist, and only his heir is immune to.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Orlouge understands power and lust just fine. He ''doesn't'' understand that someone as powerful as Asellus might not want to be like him, conquering the universe and taking as many women as she can get her hands on.
* [[IHaveManyNames I Have Many Titles]]: [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Charm Lord, Merciless King, Protector of Rose, Ruler of Darkness, Pursuer of Beauty, Supreme Judge, Ruler of Facinaturu, Lord of the Castle, Mystic Lord Orlouge.]] Phew.
* StalkerWithACrush: For lack of a better trope, this is how he acts toward White Rose. As she puts it, he ''never'' lets go of things he has acquired, ever. He doesn't really act this way toward Asellus, who he barely cares about except as she's taken White Rose.


* AffablyEvil: Though he's not a very nice person, he's one of the few mystics in Chateau Aguille who treats Asellus with any kind of respect.
* TheChessmaster: Turns out, he's behind a plot to [[spoiler: help Asellus overthrow Orlouge. Depending on how Mystical she is, he either gives her some Pluto Armor or fights to absorb her mystical power and be strong enough to fight Orlouge himself.]]
* DarkChick
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:One of the few mystics of Chateau Aguille not loyal to Orlouge, plotting his downfall either by way of Asellus or overthrowing him on his own.]]
* WildCard: He's not firmly aligned with anyone or vice versa.
* WordOfGay: With Ildon.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green, blue in game.

!!Rosemary & Thyme
* InSeriesNickname: "Rose", rather than Rosemary.
* KidWithTheRemoteControl: To T260, Thyme more than Rosemary.
* ThemeNaming: They're both named after herbs.

* GoodCopBadCop: Fuse considered Ren the good cop to his own bad cop. Unfortunately, we never see this in action.
* SacrificialLamb
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Ren is the Joker]]

* {{Cyborg}}
* LukeIAmYourFather: Although he may just be trying to mess with Red's head, during the battle at his base in Koorong, just before Alkaiser deals the final blow, he claims to have Dr. Okonogi's brain and asks [=Red/Alkaiser=] if he could kill his own father.
** ''Essence'' reveals that he just put Okonogi's brain next to his and purposely does that so Okonogi feels every pain he feels and lets Red know that as he beat him up. Shuzer is just that much of a {{Sadist}}. Of course, he said that when his HP is low, so [[BondVillainStupidity that's asking Red to kill him with righteous revenge in the very next blow.]]
* RocketPunch: He shoots his hands off when he uses the move "Claw Bit". Once every turn they fly back around and attack a character.
* SwissArmyAppendage: While his hands are detached, the rest of his arms can function as a rail gun, machine gun, or flamethrower.
* WolverineClaws
* WombLevel
!!Virgil [[note]][=Ring Lord/Fireworks Lord=][[/note]]
* AGlassOfChianti
* CoolChair: A golden bat and angel winged throne set atop a massive dragon!
* HopelessBossFight: Fighting Virgil isn't a fight as much as it is simply entertaining him[[note]]Getting a score of 10 through combination attacks. [[GuideDangIt Only levels 3 to 5 count, and using the same combination attack twice in a row sets the score to 0.]][[/note]] Trying to deplete his HP is pointless because he has infinite HP, and taking too long to entertain him makes him bored and he decides to start killing everyone. Oh yeah, and you can't run away from battles.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In ''Essence'', he's also referred to as "Fireworks Lord". The artist based his face on her favorite VisualKei band vocalist- Atsushi Sakurai. Sakurai's band is named "Music/BuckTick," which is pronounced "bakuchiku," which translates to "Firecracker."

[[folder: Organizations]]
!!Bio Research Lab
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* BodyHorror
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Quite a few of the scientists remark on having a "disease-free, immortal body", either by offering you one or having one themselves. They don't even seem particularly bothered by the BodyHorror that comes with it.
* PlayingWithSyringes
* ProfessorGuineaPig: The majority of the test subjects? The researchers themselves- those that aren't are kept in a basement dungeon.
!!Black X[[note]]Black Cross[[/note]]
* {{Expy}}: For [[Franchise/KamenRider Shocker]], considering Red/Alkaiser is based on Kamen Rider.
* HighlyConspicuousUniform: Of the "all one color" variety. They're color coded by which "Black X Emperor" they serve.
* NebulousEvilOrganization
* SlaveMooks: [[spoiler: Berva's mooks in Shingrow]] are would-be tomb robbers who've been captured and forced to join.
!!The Caballero Family
* StarterVillain: The first antagonists in T260 and Riki's plotlines.
* TheMafia: Runs a protection racket in Junk, a factory in Scrap.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Roufus, Annie, Liza, Amelia, and a few npcs are the only ones confirmed to be members. They do recruit when they see an opportunity.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: They live on the wrong side of the law, and Roufus in particular is rather amoral. But they're fighting various organizations which are much worse. They are never an enemy to the protagonists.
!!IRPO[[note]] Inter-Regional Patrol Organization[[/note]]
* NobleTopEnforcer: They're a subset of Trinity, but they do seem to care about their role as enforcers of justice.
* OddlySmallOrganization: The only patrol officers are Fuse, Ren, Doll, Silence, Cotton and Rabbit. In ''[[AllThereInTheManual Essence]]'' Suzaku, Engineer Car, and ZEKE are deputized as well. Fuse also deputizes Red in one instance.
* SpacePolice: Although whether the regions are planets or just places is... kind of ill-defined.
* OneNationUnderCopyright: The closest thing to a legitimate government that exists in the setting, though they are corrupt and evil on the whole.