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[[folder:The Protagonists]]
!!Asellus
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* AlienBlood- Purple.
* DiscountLesbians - She's gay 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.]]
* 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.
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler: In the Full Mystic ending.]]
* GiantPoofySleeves
* 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.
* 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.]]
* LesbianVampire - Played [[IncrediblyLamePun straight]] in the Full Mystic ending, ambiguous and DarkIsNotEvil in the Half-Mystic ending.
* 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- 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.]]
* SuperMode - Mystical Change. Borders on a SuperpoweredEvilSide, as too much use of this will lead to her getting DrunkOnTheDarkSide.
* 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 wandering adventurers, 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.]]]]
* [[spoiler: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's actually ''[[JustifiedTrope dyed]]'' green, although [[SuperMode Mystical Change]] changes it to blue.

!!Blue
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* {{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.
* [[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.
-->"How...could...you...ever..beat...me?...This||...is...un...believe...able."
* 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).
* PolarOppositeTwins
* VillainProtagonist
* WhiteHairBlackHeart / BlondGuysAreEvil- Manages to pull off ''both'' of these--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.

!!Emelia
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* BareYourMidriff: The bellydancer outfit and soldieress outfit.
* BattleBallgown: Emelia wears a wedding dress during her final battle.
* 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.
* 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.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Emelia Is About To Shoot You]]- In one piece of her official art.
* 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.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit-
* PimpedOutDress
* PlayboyBunny- While on her [[TheCasino Baccarat]] mission.
* 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.
* 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.

!!Lute
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* 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 ''VideoGame/{{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]]
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* 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".
* 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.
* 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 SquareSoft game called ''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]]
* 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
* LightEmUp - Many of his moves as Alkaiser use light, either directly offensively or just as added special effects.
* 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
* SuperHeroesWearCapes- Even when he's ''not'' dressed as Alkaiser.

!!Riki[[note]]Coon[[/note]]
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* TheChosenOne
* DubNameChange- In the Japanese version, he's known as "Coon."
* 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.
* [[spoiler:YouCantGoHomeAgain]]

!![=T260=]
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* 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]]

[[folder:Recruitable Humans]]
!!Annie
* ILikeSwords: Her style focuses on swordplay.
* KnowledgeBroker - She sells Red the location of Shuzer's base and knows her way around Despair, among other things.
!!Captain Hamilton
* 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
!!"Doll"
* CodeName- "Icy Doll."
* FairCop
* 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.

!!Fei-On
* BareFistedMonk
* BaldOfAwesome- Borderline-- his head is shaved, but for a single braid.
* 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.
!!"Fuse"
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* CasanovaWannabe- It doesn't come up in the game, but in ''Essence'', he's quite the... ineffective ladies man.
* CodeName
* 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.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Throws Emelia into Despair without a trial, because he's the boss at IRPO and can do whatever he wants.

!!Gen
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* 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
!!Liza
* BareFistedMonk: She is more focused in unarmed combat.

!!Mei-Ling
* [[spoiler: BigBadFriend - Riki's story]]
* ChineseGirl
* {{Foreshadowing}}- She warns Riki early on that [[spoiler: anyone looking for the rings must be up to no good. Guess who turns out to be his game's villain?]]
* NoblewomansLaugh- Never actually heard, but her victory animation has her doing the gesture.
* TheLancer - to Riki
!!Roufas
* 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.
* MyNaymeIs[=/=]SpellMyNameWithAnS- "Roufas" rather than "Rufus". Possibly (probably) a translation error.
!!Rouge
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* CainAndAbel
* [[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-
-->How...could...you...ever..beat...me?...This||...is...un...believe...able."
* HeroAntagonist
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Recruitable Mystics]]
!!Dr. Nusakan
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* BackAlleyDoctor- Runs a small clinic in the backstreets of Koorong.
* DeadlyDoctor
* DiscOneNuke: Has access to Greater Arcana before completing the Arcane Quest. Including the [[OneHitKO Death]] tarot.
* {{Expy}}- Looks somewhat similar to 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

!!Ildon
* 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]].
* {{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.
%% Tsundere is on this page as Oranyan %%
* WordOfGay - AllThereInTheManual, he and Rastaban are together.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair- Light green

!!Mesarthim
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* 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.

!!Rei
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* 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.
* {{Miko}}- Acts as one at the shrine in Devin.
* MyHeroZero- "Rei" means "Zero" in Japanese, and she's the only character able to use Mirage magic.
* {{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

!!"Silence"
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* 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, but defected to be with Asellus instead.
* 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 Orlogue, 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

!!Zozma
* 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]]

[[folder:Recruitable Mecs]]
!!BJ&K
* TheMedic- For Humans.
* 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.

!!Leonard
* BrainUploading- Predicts his own death and backs up his memory for just such an occasion.
* TheSmartGuy

!!Pzkw V
* ArmsDealer- Found in the backstreets of Koorong, selling guns smuggled from Trinity.
* 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.

!!Rabbit
* AppropriatedAppellation

!!ZEKE[[note]]Type-ZERO[[/note]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: See FragileSpeedster. 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 inherent utility, firepower or durability the other Mec bodies possess.
* [[GenkiGirl Genki Mec]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Recruitable Monsters]]
!!Cotton
* 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.

!!Kylin
* 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
* ReplacementScrappy - [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when he joins Asellus' party. [[invoked]]

!!King Sei
* DefeatMeansFriendship- If you defeat him after robbing his grave, he offers to join the party.
* DemBones
* GraveRobbing- He does ''not'' take kindly to being awoken by people raiding his tomb.

!!Slime

!!Suzaku
* TakenForGranite- Frozen solid in the mountains of Mosperiburg.
!!Thunder
* 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]]

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

!!Ciato
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BlueBlood
* TheDragon - To Orlouge.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: He is driven to near-panic by the possibility that Asellus will become powerful enough to kill her, 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''.

!!Cindy Campbell
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvilGenius

!!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.

!!Gina
* 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
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* ActionGirl- Even ''before'' being turned into a mystic. Her portrait during the Orlouge fight symbolizes "Fear that dominates everyone"
* BloodKnight
* TheBrute: To Orlouge
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* 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.]]

!!Hawk
* BadassBeard
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHero- As Alkarl, appears just before Shuzer deals the final blow at the beginning of Red's game.]]
* [[spoiler: HenshinHero- 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.

!!Mondo
* 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.

!!Orlouge
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* BadBoss[=/=]VillainousDemotivator- After Asellus' escape, Ciato questions the wisdom of not punishing Ildon... and gets hurled around the room for his trouble.
-->'''Orlouge''': Don't ever question me again.
-->'''Ciato''': Yes, lord...
* BlueBlood
* 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, yes. As White Rose puts it, he ''never'' lets go of things he has acquired, ever.

!!Rastaban
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* 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
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream- One of the few mystics of Chateau Augille 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.

!!Ren
* SacrificialLamb
* [[spoiler: TheReveal- Ren is the Joker]]

!!Shuzer
* {{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.
* 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
!!Tanzer
* 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]]

[[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]]
* 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
* TheMafia- Runs a protection racket in Junk, a factory in Scrap.
!!Gradius
!!IRPO[[note]] Inter-Regional Patrol Organization[[/note]]
* 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.
!!Trinity
* OneNationUnderCopyright
[[/folder]]

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