The characters from the game VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia.

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!Playable Characters

[[folder: Lloyd Irving]]
!!'''Lloyd Irving'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP), Creator/ScottMenville (EN, ''Symphonia''), Creator/BrianBeacock (EN, all other appearances)
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''"Dwarven Vow #1: Let's all work together for a peaceful world"''

A 17-year-old human who was raised by a dwarf, Lloyd leaves his home town of Iselia to follow his childhood friend Colette on her World Regeneration Travel after having been [[YouCantGoHomeAgain banished]] from the village, where he's held responsible for [[DoomedHometown the attack]] they suffered from the Desians. At the beginning of the game, Lloyd is a typical [[WideEyedIdealist overly idealistic]] IdiotHero, but he grows upon [[ThisIsReality discovering the world as it is]], making his idealism into a goal to save both worlds and everyone living inside it.

Tropes associated with Lloyd:
* AccidentalMisnaming: After Zelos refers to Lloyd as "his bud", Sebastian starts referring to him as Sir Bud. By [[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn Of The New World]], the king of Tethe'alla is calling him Bud as well.
* AccidentalPervert: Lloyd received the title "[[ThePeepingTom Peeping Tom]]" when he caught Zelos (who ran when the girls heard noises) spying on the girls in the the hot spring scene. Evolves to a sort-of RunningGag in spin-off games: He gets pulled into these situations in ''Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology'' as well as in ''Dawn of the New World''.
** Gets flanderized in some other games where he becomes an actual pervert.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AllLovingHero
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Played with.
* AsleepInClass / GoodMorningCrono: Lloyd does this once, notable in that he falls asleep, standing up, while also holding a bucket full of water in each hand. He's woken up when Raine (his teacher) throws an eraser into his face.
* {{Badass}}: Becomes a big one as the story progresses.
* BerserkButton: Don't badmouth Anna.
* BlowYouAway: The only element he can learn naturally in the original game.
* BookDumb: Lloyd is not as stupid as [[Main/{{Flanderization}} he's generally made out to be]].
* ChasteHero: Until the sequel.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Colette.
* ClarkKentOutfit: Thanks to the OVA, we find out that Lloyd is actually quite buff underneath that turtleneck.
* DisappearedDad: Raised by the dwarf Dirk, whom he grew to call father, [[spoiler:but his real father, Kratos, thought he died together with his mother, and never sought him after the incident]].
* TheDitz: Most of the time.
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Tomatoes]]
* DualWielding: Done out of a belief that having two swords makes him twice as powerful as if he has one. The fact that dual-wielding is an unusual combat style is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Kratos at one point; Lloyd's (rather poorly thought-out) response is the trope's page quote.
* DumbIsGood: He's not quite as stupid as he acts, but he's BookDumb and a lot friendlier than Genis, Raine or Kratos.
* EveryoneHasStandards: "Dwarven Vow #7: Justice and Love will always win." He's a WideEyedIdealist and even he thinks it's corny.
* GeniusDitz: Is quite skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to using Dwarven technology. He can also do a surprisingly good job unlocking doors or stopping strange devices...
* {{Hachimaki}}: Is that what that utterly ridiculous neck-tie-thing he's always sporting is?
* HappilyAdopted: By Dirk who he has no trouble calling 'dad'.
* HeroicBSOD
** Suffers one after [[spoiler:Colette loses her soul]].
** He also has a brief one after discovering that [[spoiler:Kratos is his father]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Genis.
* HostageForMacguffin: Lloyd, of all people, is at one point held hostage so [[spoiler:Kratos will give Yuan the Eternal Sword.]]
* IdiotSavant: Although it's clear he isn't able to grasp other studies, he is still quite a skilled artisan, crafting jewelry and, more importantly, key crests for Exspheres, often in less than a day, sometimes against adverse situations, [[spoiler:like crafting one already embedded in Presea's body]].
* IGaveMyWord: Why he's so dead-set on going back to the Iselia ranch is [[spoiler:because he promised to save Chocolat]], despite there being somewhat more important matters going on at the time.
* IdiotHero: At first. This changes once CharacterDevelopment settles in and he becomes more of a MessianicArchetype and a great leader instead.
* LightningBruiser: Very quick and has good attack power.
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: Has this pulled on him, though his father himself wasn't responsible for TheReveal. Lloyd even does the "NO!!!" shout.]]
* LikesOlderWomen: Becomes this in ''Dawn of the New World'', unless you pair him up with Colette. He'll still comment on the attractiveness of older women if you do.
* NiceGuy: Moreso in the game than in the OVA.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero
* NoInfantileAmnesia: He reveals in one skit [[spoiler:to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Kratos]]]] that he remembers being held by his father and watching stars together. Since then he always made sure to count stars on the night sky. He was about 3 years old when he lost his parents. It does seem, though, that while he does remember this, he doesn't remember it that clearly -- otherwise, he would have recognised his father when they first met.
* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: To Mithos, as Kratos notes if you talk to him at Flanoir, as well as in the OVAs. The only difference is that while Mithos gave up and never tried to fix his mistakes, Lloyd never gave up and he keeps trying to fix what went wrong and succeeds.]]
** Also to Sheena. [[spoiler: Lloyd is the hero of the Sylvarant group, Sheena is the leader of the Tethe'alla group, both of them end up changing the world by their reluctance to make sacrifices.]]
* ObliviousToLove: ''Especially'' where Sheena is concerned. Ultimately, subverting this trope is [[RelationshipValues completely up to the player.]]
* PaperFanOfDoom: Can wield [[ImprobableWeaponUser twin fans]] as his [[JokeItem Joke Weapon]].
* PlayingWithFire: {{Retcon}}ned as his primary element in the sequel.
* [[spoiler:PowerGivesYouWings]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives a pretty cutting one to Dorr, then later one to Yggdrasill.
* RedIsHeroic
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Genis, Kratos, and Regal. Empathised with Kratos by obtaining (PS2 version only) [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/pyroclasmicinferno/ToS/Lloyd1.png extra]] [[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/Tails-X/Forum%20Requests/samurai_front.jpg costumes]] of legendary rivals [[MiyamotoMusashi Musashi]] and [[TheRival Kojiro]].
* RogueProtagonist: One of the main plots in Dawn of the New World.
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* ShockAndAwe
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Lloyd is practically the poster boy of this trope, showing all sides of the conflict that there's always a better way to do things or another option they always had instead of just being apathetic to what's happening or choosing an morally bad option that would end up changing nothing.
* SmartBall: Lloyd will occasionally be handed the ''intelligence'' ball that will give him spontaneous moments of insight before he turns back into a moron again. These moments become more common later in the game, such as when [[spoiler:after releasing all the seals, he gets the idea to blast the tree with Tethe'alla's summon spirits' energy]], and when, shortly thereafter, he remembers that Chocolat was taken to Iselia.
* SpamAttack: Lloyd has by far the most of these, though they're something of a mixed bag; spam attacks are one of the best ways to get an enemy spellcaster to "flinch" out of their incantation, but enemies that can go into [[TurnsRed Overlimit]] do so based on the number of hits they've taken. Lloyd tends to burn through his TP reserve quickly as a result.
* StandingInTheHall: While not in the hall, he is shown holding buckets of water at the beginning of the game. In fact, the game starts with Lloyd getting an eraser thrown at his head because [[GoodMorningCrono he fell asleep while doing this]]. Hilariously enough, he hadn't put the buckets down while he was asleep, either. They were still a good three inches off the ground while he was snoozing.
* SwordBeam: Demon Fang, his first technique and the one he tends to use in scenes.
* [[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Me About My Mother]]
* TheBlacksmith: The son of one. He's learnt well, as he can craft, do machinery and pick locks.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: [[spoiler:The duel against Kratos.]]
* TookALevelInBadass
* TheUnchosenOne
* UnskilledButStrong: At the beginning of the game.
* [[TooManyBelts Two Belts]], although it's justified in that he carries two swords.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He doesn't realize that he actually does this by [[spoiler:trying to get recognized by Kratos, as Kratos is his father.]]
--> 'I'm sorry, Dad...'
* YouCantGoHomeAgain
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: [[spoiler:Lloyd ''tries'', dealing a serious wound to Kvar, but Kratos [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome infamously]] one-ups him for the kill. It later turns out that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Kratos had a higher rating on the Scale of Justified Revenge]].]]
* WideEyedIdealist: Wants to save both worlds instead of one. He gets this as a title.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Colette Brunel]]
!!'''Colette Brunel'''
!!!Voiced by: NanaMizuki (JP), Heather Hogan-Watson (EN)
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''"Even if I lose my body, my heart will still be free".''

Lloyd's childhood friend was raised with the knowledge that she was TheChosenOne, and, when the time came, she'd go on "a journey to regenerate the world," where humans are often treated by cattle by the Desians, an organization comprising mostly of half-elves. She's a naive, sweet, cheerful girl [[spoiler:with an incredibly large martyr complex: regenerating the world implies becoming an angel, and "becoming an angel" means "dying by inches."]]

She originally tries to dissuade Lloyd from following her, then [[spoiler:hides the truth from him as long as she can, but he manages to change her mind when he prevents her from dying, and then reprimands her on her acceptance of her fate]]. From this moment on, Colette is Lloyd's most constant support.

Tropes associated with Colette:
* ActionGirl: Despite getting kidnapped a couple of times, Colette [[strike:fights by tripping]] is a pretty good fighter.
* ACupAngst: She's not too happy if she gets called an Ironing Board by the coliseum announcer.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AllLovingHero
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Happens to her as a result of losing her heart and soul to the Cruxis Crystal. Also a very literal example, as she loses her ability to speak as well. She gets better.]]
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseMaiden]]: [[spoiler:From the Tethe'allan perspective. Finding this out is what inspires the party to [[TakeAThirdOption buck the system]] in order to save ''both'' worlds]].
* ApologisesALot: She even says she's sorry for saying she's sorry. If we're going by sheer amount, Lloyd and Regal take the cake, though Colette, unlike Lloyd and Regal, apologizes mostly when she doesn't have to.
* BadassAdorable: See the page image.
* BarrierMaiden
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Sheena's Veronica.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Subverted, they failed.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Lloyd.
* TheChosenOne: Deconstructed. The constant mounting pressure from all of Sylvarant, [[spoiler:combined with the none-too-small amounts of BodyHorror and [[BreakTheCutie cutie-breaking]] she goes through]], show just what would happen to someone that has the whole world's future riding on their success.
* CloudCuckoolander
* CuteBruiser: She can put up quite a fight, especially once she gains her angel wings.
* CuteClumsyGirl
** It's called a "divine clumsiness" at one point because of her tendency to trip over the ''exact thing'' the party was searching for. She even trips after she gets wings! She also has a tendency to leave [[ImpactSilhouette Colette-shaped holes]] in whatever she crashes into/through.
** "Item Thief! Ugh!" to be followed by "Yay, I got something!"
* DamselInDistress: Colette is kidnapped twice during the course of the game. [[spoiler:Well, three times if she's the VictoriousChildhoodFriend.]] Played straight 24/7 in the anime, in which the other characters don't let her fight.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Her dangerous journey to save the world starts the day after her 16th birthday.
* DefinitelyJustACold: For a large part of the game.
* TheDitz: To put it simply, THIS line.
---> '''Lloyd''' - Colette, need cure for poison...
---> '''Colette''' - I'm FINE. I'm not poisoned.
---> '''Lloyd''' - No, I mean, ME...
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Bell Peppers]] / StockYuck: [[spoiler:In fact, it becomes a plot point when she starts eating them.]]
* DropTheHammer: Her Pow Hammer techniques involve her tossing plastic-looking hammers at her target.
* DualWielding: Wields a pair of chakrams.
* EffortlessAmazonianLift: Picks up ''[[TheBigGuy Regal]]'', of all people, and comments that he's lighter than she thought.
---> '''Raine:''' "Men are so useless these days."
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* EyeColorChange: Colette's blue eyes turn red when she loses her [[spoiler:soul]]; they return to blue when she gets it back again.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: especially dogs. In fact, there's a CollectionSidequest for her meeting every dog in the game.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlyRun
* GlassCannon
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: She smiles and thanks Lloyd for being there for her as she's about to lose her soul.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Sweet, young, innocent and kind with beautiful flowing golden hair.
* HeroicSafeMode: Has a minor one after she [[spoiler:regains her soul.]]
* HolyHandGrenade: Learns "Angel" class Light spells as she unlocks seals.
* IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy: Her justification for not telling Lloyd or any other party member several of the terrible things she's going through as part of her Journey of Regeneration. It's deconstructed, however, since the more she delays telling anyone her problems, the worse they get.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Good luck getting her to turn to the dark side.
* TheIngenue: So sweet and sheltered.
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InnocentlyInsensitive: It's not as apparent at some examples, but there are times when she comes out with this, such as seeing the Tethe'alla bridge being covered in exsphere and remarks that it's "kind of gross-looking".
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:When Remiel adds insult to injury at the Tower of Salvation. She also performs a ''literal'' dog-kicking moment after losing her soul.]]
* TheKlutz: It's even one of her titles!
* AnIcePerson: Through an altered arte.
* LiteralMinded: Very much so.
-->'''Tenebrae''': "Am I really that much of a stick in the mud?"
-->'''Colette''': "I honestly don't see any mud on you. But, what's wrong with mud anyway? Everyone gets a little dirty now and again."
-->'''Marta''': "I don't think he meant that sort of mud."
-->'''Colette''': "Well then, what sort of mud did he mean?"
-->'''Emil''': "No, listen. There was never any mud to begin with."
-->'''Colette''': "Oh, so it was more of a muck? Or maybe a slime?"
* LoveFreak: Especially showcased in the skit when she states that she'll have to ask ''an assassin trying to kill her'' about why she's doing it 'when they become friends'. [[spoiler:Which they eventually do.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out Remiel was lying.]]
* MagikarpPower: Starts off as a low-level JackOfAllStats, becomes very powerful once she starts gaining her [[HolyHandGrenade Angel powers.]]
* {{Meido}}: One of her alternate outfits.
* MessianicArchetype
* NiceGirl
* NotSoDifferent: From Zelos, when you think about it. [[spoiler:They both hide their insecurities behind their smile and insist that nothing is wrong. This tends to result in terrible consequences later. In Colette's case, she hides her insecurities by insisting that she's okay; the group has to save her life multiple times as a result, whether it's from sacrificing herself or from a 4000-year-old sickness.]]
* NotQuiteBackToNormal: The Key Crest returns Colette's sleep, hunger, sense of touch, and voice, but she still keeps her magic, enhanced senses, and strength.
* OneNoteChef: Almost every recipe, when made by her, will involve fruit in some form. This is actually lampshaded in one particular skit in ''Dawn of the New World''.
* PantyShot: In a couple of her alternate costumes, especially the beach outfit.
* PluckyGirl
* ThePollyanna
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* PuritySue: A very deliberate in-universe deconstruction designed to show just what happens when you ''try'' to be a PuritySue but don't live up to the requirements. Colette is just about the sweetest and most selfless human being imaginable, not to mention she is a MessianicArchetype in every sense of the word... and ''[[GenreSavvy she knows it]]''. So, what does she do? [[StepfordSmiler She deliberately plays up her cheery personality and tries to]] ''[[BeneathTheMask look]]'' [[BeneathTheMask like a]] PuritySue [[BeneathTheMask at every turn because nobody will suspect a thing if she does]]. [[GoneHorriblyRight It works...]] ''[[GoneHorriblyRight far too well]]''. When Lloyd figures out what she's been hiding from him, he goes into the biggest HeroicBSOD of his life (made ''even worse'' in the animated adaptation). Oh and, one last thing... [[spoiler:she owes her existence to Mithos ''selectively breeding her'' and using the Church of Martel to condition her into being the perfect SoulJar for his sister.]]
* RapunzelHair
* [[spoiler: RedEyesTakeWarning: After losing her soul.]]
* RingsOfDeath: Wields chakrams as her WeaponOfChoice.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Para Ball, Torrential Para Ball, and Grand Chariot are all lightning-based, making it her second most-used element.
* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Probably the champion within the game. Often, her confusion will promptly confuse either Lloyd (in [=ToS=]) or Emil (in [=DotNW=]) as well, who don't suffer from it quite as much in skits without her.
* SilkHidingSteel: A girl so sweet and eager to please, yet capable of redirecting her very specific quest into detours by making them ''sound'' like they're part of the quest. She's also physically the strongest of the group.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Obviously the exact reason she adores Lloyd so much.
* SpamAttack: Not as many as Lloyd, but still more than any other party member. In fact, the two of them have a Compound Unison Attack, Stardust Rain, which can deal in the neighborhood of sixty hits on larger enemies.
* StepfordSmiler
* SuperSenses: [[spoiler:Gradually(?) gains these as she evolves into an angel.]]
* SuperStrength: [[spoiler:Gains this, too.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: GirlyGirl to [[{{Bokukko}} Sheena's]] {{tomboy}}.
* VideoGameStealing: Her "Item Thief" ability, which allows her to steal items from her enemies [[TheKlutz by falling on them]]!
* VirginPower: It's how she could approach the unicorn.
* WaifFu: Manages to throw Zelos when meeting him the first time, and can pick up Regal, a tall, muscular convict, ''with one arm''.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: To Remiel. [[spoiler: Exploited by him. He's not her father but playing along would provide extra encouragement.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Genis Sage]]
!!'''Genius/Genis Sage'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AiOrikasa (JP), Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey (EN, ''Symphonia''), Tara Sands (EN, ''Dawn of the New World'')
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Lloyd's other childhood friend, Genis is a young elven boy who was raised by his sister. [[spoiler:The [[FantasticRacism ambient racism]] against [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elves]] forced them to hide their half-elf nature and pretend to be pure-blooded elves]]. Genis is the first to break the law in order to help a human from a Desian human ranch, which resulted in Iselia being attacked and Lloyd and he being exiled as a punishment. He's [[TeenGenius extremely clever]], making him often quite [[BrattyHalfPint sarcastic and arrogant]] toward Lloyd, and later Zelos, but he also starts out just as idealistic as his best friend.

[[spoiler:Of the party, Genis is the one who struggles the most with racism. Rejected and reviled by both humans and elves, he sympathizes the most with the BigBad's goal. However, he never crosses the line, and chooses to trust Lloyd with building a world where everyone will be treated equally.]]

Tropes associated with Genis:
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* {{Adorkable}}: Especially whenever he's around Presea.
* AnimeHair: Like his big sister.
* BadassAdorable
* BigNo / SayMyName: Has a positively heartbreaking one early on. [[spoiler: "Marble...MARBLE! NOOOO!"]]
* BlackMage
* BlowYouAway
* BrattyHalfPint: Raine usually stops him from getting ''too'' bratty.
* CaptainObvious: Does this a little ''too'' often, for being such an intelligent character...
* DeadpanSnarker
* DishingOutDirt
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Carrots]] / StockYuck
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Presea.
* [[spoiler:FantasticRacism: Develops this after a while. By then, the only human he seems to like is Lloyd.]]
* {{Fauxshadow}}
* GibberishOfLove: Genis is not capable of saying a proper line to Presea.
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]
* HeadbuttingHeroes: First with Zelos, calling Zelos an ass after Zelos' EstablishingCharacterMoment. He's also guilty of this with Regal, mostly due to Regal's mysterious connection with Presea. He mellow out towards them both over time, although he doesn't develop the same OddFriendship that Raine and Sheena do.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lloyd
* AnIcePerson
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He uses a kendama toy, a Japanese toy that resembles a hammer with a ball on a string on it. He can whack people with the little ball, but he mostly uses it to focus when casting magic.
* TheLancer
* LightEmUp: with in his Strike path!
* [[LittleMissBadass Little Mr. Badass]]
* [[LittleMissSnarker Little Mr. Snarker]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Falls for Presea the minute the party first encounters her.
* MakingASplash
* MeaningfulName: In the original Japanese,''Genius''.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:It's kind of obvious at times that Genis is basically just like Mithos used to be before Martel was killed.]]
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Subverted. [[spoiler: Genis tries to subtley guilt Mithos out of betraying the group by constantly re-stating how happy he is that he found another half-elf to be his friend. Mithos even lampshades it, "You shouldn't have trusted me? Good guess, Genis! Because I didn't trust you, either!"]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* PlayingWithFire
* PuppyLove: He has a crush on Presea, but [[spoiler:Presea's 28, she only looks about the same age as him]].
* ShockAndAwe
* ShorterMeansSmarter: The shortest member of the party, and roughly on par with Raine for intelligence.
* TheSmartGuy
* SomethingAboutARose / BishieSparkle: In the 3rd {{OVA}} bonus.
* SquishyWizard
* SupremeChef / TeamChef: For the first half of the game; he later shares both titles with Regal.
* TeenGenius: [[MeaningfulName In Japan, he is even named Genius.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Averted.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: As his house burns, he laments that he thought Iselia was a place where he and Raine could settle down. [[spoiler:He's not actually from Sylvarant to begin with, but was forced to flee through the Otherworldly Gate]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kratos Aurion]]
!!'''Kratos Aurion'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki (JP), Creator/CamClarke (EN)
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A [[TheStoic stoic]] mercenary who just happens to be passing through the vicinity to save the Chosen's life and be offered the job of protecting her during her journey. Kratos speaks [[TheQuietOne little]], smiles [[PerpetualFrowner less]], and gets angry [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome once every blue moon]]; this, combined with his superb swordsmanship, makes him the epitome of {{Badass}} according to Genis, but a perpetual thorn in Lloyd's side, who tries his best to earn the older man's respect.

When it looks like he finally has it, of course, Kratos [[spoiler:betrays you and hands over Colette to the BigBad. Turns out he was working for him all along and is really [[OurAngelsAreDifferent an angel]], none of which explains why he spends the second part of the game [[EnigmaticMinion cryptically]] [[StealthMentor helping the party out]]]].

He's finally revealed to be [[spoiler:Lloyd's father, who Lloyd has to duel in order to release [[SealedGoodInACan Origin's Seal]], after he admits to having been helping the heroes so he could atone for his sins; more precisely, going back to the BigBad after being forced to [[MercyKill kill his wife]] who had been turned into a monster.]]

Tropes associated with Kratos:
* [[spoiler:[[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Father:]] Justified by the fact that he stopped aging about 4000 years ago when he was 28, but still lampshaded in one conversation.]]
* AloofBigBrother: Plays this role against Lloyd during the Journey of Regeneration, despite not being his brother.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* BadassArmfold: Does this in cutscenes quite often.
* BadassBaritone: Courtesy of [[Creator/CamClarke Cam Clarke]].
* {{Biseinen}}
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Lloyd's Red Oni.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Do not hurt Lloyd in front of Kratos, and do ''not'' insult Anna.]]
* BlowYouAway
* BodyguardCrush: The ''Tales of Fandom 2'' DVD reveals that he has feelings for [[spoiler:a princess]] whom he protected before he met Lloyd. [[spoiler:Four-thousand years before.]]
* [[spoiler:BonusBoss: In ''[[VideoGame/TalesofVesperia Tales of Vesperia]]''.]]
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo / PutOnABus: Much to Lloyd's chagrin.]]
* CombatMedic: Serves as the healer before [[WhiteMagicianGirl Raine]] joins your party.
* TheComicallySerious
* CoolOldGuy: Despite being 28. [[spoiler:Give or take 4000 years.]]
* CrutchCharacter: Kratos has the highest starting stats and base stat growth in the game and is a MagicKnight JackOfAllTrades capable of just about everything. However, he lacks deep specialisation and, when they get titles that boost their stat growth, the rest of the party will bypass him in their own specialities. [[spoiler:He also isn't usable past the Journey of Regeneration unless you reject seeing everyone else at Flanoir.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: More heavy on the deadpan than the snark, but he has his moments.
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker]]
* DishingOutDirt
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Tomatoes]]
* [[spoiler:DoubleAgent]]: For [[spoiler:Yggdrasil]].
* [[spoiler:DuelBoss]]
* EnigmaticMinion
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch:]] after TheReveal.
* [[spoiler:FallenHero]]
* [[spoiler:FakeDefector: and quite sneaky about it too, playing both sides as part of his plan to end Mithos' plans.]]
* TheFatalist
* [[spoiler:GuestStarPartyMember: Returns briefly a while after his HeelFaceTurn. Notably, it's the only time he and Zelos can be in the party together.]]
* [[spoiler:GuileHero: His plan to let a human wield the Eternal Sword relies on him repeatedly betraying the party and playing both sides so that he can finally [[DeathSeeker die]]. It's [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor never really clear what side he's on]] until the end, and although it is his sword skills that are commented on the most, his plotting does a lot more to drive the story forward.]]
* GuiltComplex: [[spoiler:Parodied in [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=žion=&q=kratos+fault#/d2aggrj this fan comic.]]]]
* HairColorDissonance: His hair is often brown instead of red in fanart.
* [[spoiler:HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Kratos' second fight.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor]]
* [[spoiler:HolyHandGrenade: Judgement.]]
* [[spoiler:HopelessBossFight: Your first fight with him is intended as this, as he is a huge jump in power above any boss you fought before. He can still be beaten if you're over-leveled but it has no effect on the plot.]]
** [[spoiler:Alternatively, you can use one of your [[TooAwesomeToUse precious All-Divides]] to halve the damage everybody takes, preventing Kratos from stomping all over your party but dragging the fight out for longer.]]
* [[spoiler:ILetYouWin: Is supposedly holding back in the first two fights with him. Of course, you might not actually win the fairly difficult battles.]]
* [[spoiler:ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Twenty-eight.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KickTheSonOfABitch: When he kills Kvar, until it's revealed that he's [[spoiler:[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge avenging his wife.]]]]
** Has one of these with [[spoiler: Remiel. After the party defeats him, he implores Kratos for aid, who very calmly lets Remiel die.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Remiel''': Lord Kratos, have pity on me. Please...lend me your aid!]]
-->'''Kratos''':[[spoiler: Have you forgotten, Remiel? I used to be of the inferior race, a human. Does the ultimate being seek help from that which he despises most?]]
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: Is actually Yuan that reveals this, Kratos did figure it out in Iselia, but never told Lloyd because he knew wouldn't be too pleased finding his biological father was alive and was never with him most of his life, though in all fairness Kratos didn't know Lloyd was alive till he found him in Iselia.]]
* MagicKnight: He's practically the patron saint of this character class in Radiant Mythology spin-offs.
* [[spoiler:MayflyDecemberRomance: With his wife, Anna.]]
* MementoMacGuffin: Has a locket which contains a picture of [[spoiler:him with his wife and child. [[RelationshipValues If the player views a certain scene]], he gives it to Lloyd and the locket just happens to protect him from an arrow.]]
* MercyKill [[spoiler:/ StakingTheLovedOne: Was forced to do this to his wife.]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* [[spoiler:MysteriousParent]]
** Coincidentally, this Kratos can obtain the title "War God".
** Though while the spelling is the same, they are pronounced quite differently. (Krah-tos vs Kray-tos)
* {{Narrator}}
* [[spoiler:NobleTopEnforcer: To Mithos.]]
* NotSoStoic: Becomes uncharacteristically angry upon meeting Kvar. [[spoiler:And for a very [[ItsPersonal good reason.]]]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Appears to be traveling with the party for this reason at first.
* [[spoiler:PapaWolf:]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted at the beginning of the game where, despite himself knowing the fact that Lloyd is his son, he acts like a total jerkass towards him and only warms up by time, yet he still doesn't help when Lloyd looks like he's going to be killed by Yggdrassil. Fortunately, later in the game, he throws himself in front of Lloyd to shield him from a deadly attack, does a full {{Heel Face Turn}} for his sake, and is revealed he'd done a lot of backstage planning to help the heroes achieve their goal.]]
** [[spoiler:He actually may have cared the whole time, as, when used by AI and put on free command, he is the one who spams Lloyd with First Aid more than anyone else.]]
** [[spoiler:In a {{OVA}}, he delivers quite a smack down to Sheena after she threatened to kill a defeated Lloyd.]]
* PeekABangs
* PerpetualFrowner
* PlayingWithFire
* PunctuatedForEmphasis / [[PunctuatedPounding Punctuated Slashing]]: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "Feel The Pain. Of Those Inferior Beings. As You Burn In Hell]]!"
* TheQuietOne
* [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Four Thousand+ Years Old]]]]
* [[spoiler:RecurringBoss]]
* RunningGag: Kratos is often late to important events, parodied a bit in OVA's bonuses.
* ShellShockedSenior: Exhibits tendencies of this trope from the very beginning. As you get further out in the game, the party learns that he has a very, very long and rocky history to explain it.
* ShockAndAwe
* SomethingAboutARose / BishieSparkle: In the {{OVA}} bonuses, sometimes, when he appears, these are in the background.
* StealthMentor
* TheStoic
* StoicSpectacles: Unusual example in that he does not regularly wear glasses, nor is there any hint of him having vision problems, but he fits this trope to a tee the few times he's shown with them.
* TeamDad: Mostly to Lloyd, but does it towards Genis, Colette and Sheena too.
* TooManyBelts: Especially in his judgment costume. So much so it became a fandom in-joke that he has a belt fetish.
* TryNotToDie: "Don't die, Lloyd." Then, in the ending, "[[spoiler:Don't die before I do, Lloyd, my son.]]"
* WalkingSpoiler: As we're sure you can tell.
* WeaksauceWeakness: As a gameplay mechanic, every character has an ingredient they don't like. Kratos' is tomatoes. {{Fanon}} has elevated this dislike to outright phobia.


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[[folder:Raine Sage]]
!!'''Refill/Raine Sage'''
!!!Voiced by: YumiTouma (JP), KariWahlgren (EN, ''Symphonia''), TaraPlatt (EN, all other appearances)
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Genis' [[CoolBigSis older sister]] who [[PromotionToParent took care of him]] after [[spoiler:they were [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] by [[MissingMom their mother]]]]. Raine is Iselia's [[SternTeacher schoolteacher]], and she leaves to accompany Colette on her journey before Lloyd and Genis do. She starts off as very cynical, but [[DefrostingIceQueen over the course of the game]], she trusts Lloyd more and more to achieve his idealistic world.

It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Raine and Genis were born in Tethe'alla. Their parents abandoned them at the Otherworldly Gate, one of the two poles between the two worlds, when Genis was an infant.]] An optional event [[spoiler:has them reunite with their mother, who has gone mad with grief. Through her diary, they leave the experience with the knowledge that their parents did love them, and were trying to save them from the persecution faced by half-elves in Tethe'alla.]]

Tropes associated with Raine:
* ActionGirl: When she starts learning offensive spells, she tends to use them most often and has been known to ''tear shit apart''. She's also shown kicking some ass in the anime opening.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Averted; although she gets incredibly excited about ancient ruins, she usually insists on their preservation.
* AgentScully: A minor example, but she is very skeptical when Sheena first explains she is from Tethe'alla, even though Sheena possesses the lost summoning arts.
* AngstComa: In the anime. Kind of handwaved as being from illness, but the timing was very conveniently at a properly angsty moment.
* AnimeHair: Like her little brother.
* BadassBookworm
* BerserkButton: People trying to do harm to ruins will regret it very soon...
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Loves technology and ancient artifacts a little ''too'' much at times...
* CharacterFilibuster:
** Casually belittling historical events is practically ''begging'' for lecture.
** During one scene, she starts a long-winded lecture about an ancient site. After a few sentences, the game lets you wander around while she continues. Her lecture doesn't stop until you stumble upon some guys trying to blow the site up, even if you reach the end of it... because [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Colette asks her to repeat it]].
* CombatMedic: To some extent. She's very poor in physical combat, but her [[LightEmUp Photon and Ray]] spells (''especially'' Ray) have very good offensive capabilities.
* CombatPragmatist: Not a physical fighter, but Raine certainly has the right mindset. To increase her RelationshipValues, you must make pragmatic choices, such as saying that Sheena's an enemy, or the journey of regeneration takes precedence over freeing the prisoners at the Palmacosta ranch.
* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: Easily one of the snarkiest.
-->'''Raine''': Men are so useless these days.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DetachedSleeves: In her "Maiden" outfit.
* ForScience!: PlayedForLaughs a lot of the time, but she gets ''very'' excited over Ruins. In Tethe'alla, she's similarly enthusiastic about it's technology and Summon Spirits. She even jokingly mentions wanting to do tests on Corrine.
* FreudianExcuse
** Her fascination on old ruins and civilizations? [[spoiler:One skit after the reunion scene in Exire theorizes that she was trying to find the Otherworldly Gate, and by extension, her parents.]]
** [[spoiler:Her fear of water is also connected to this, as once when escaping the Imperial Research Lab, she fell off the boat she was on with her parents and almost drowned.]]
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Frequently does this for the other characters, as she is probably the most rational member of the group, outside of Kratos and Regal.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: She pulls this off ''in-universe''. When the group has to approach the unicorn to acquire its horn, Raine is the only one of the three girls present who can't approach it. Why? "[[BlatantLies Because (she's)]] [[GoodBadGirl an adult]]". To be fair, this could also have to do with her hydrophobia, since the unicorn was in the middle of a lake.
** Also, [[spoiler: In Asgard, after the Fake Summon Spirit of Wind is defeated, she goes to Aisha and Linar's house to decode the map and the scene cuts to the next day. However, Linar claims she solved the map 'in seconds'...]]
* HelloNurse: Less than Sheena, but Raine gets this attention at times, and had a fanclub in Iselia. Overlaps with SexyMentor. She has a fanclub in Asgard, too.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a minor one in Palmacosta after [[spoiler:you defeat Kilia and Dorr dies. She can be heard asking herself, "My healing arts cannot save a single life?"]]
* IcyBlueEyes
* LightEmUp: Her three attack spells: Photon, Ray, and Holy Lance.
* KickChick: Not in battle, but in several cutscenes she kicks people who piss her off (Lloyd being the first person). In Asgard she kicks Harley in the stomach [[RunningGag three times]] in the same scene!
* LethalChef: [[CordonBleughChef Because she always experiments by adding bizarre ingredients]]; [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-game when she earns the "Passable Chef?" title for maxing out her cooking skill. Part of her problem is that she tries to invent new ways to cook or different dishes, such as chocolate-covered lemons.
* TheMedic: Kratos, Zelos, and Regal all also have healing abilities, but Raine is The Medic of the lot. Subverts the pacifism aspect of the trope, being one of the more cold and pragmatic members of the party. Notably, the teens have to do some arm-twisting before she is willing to heal an apparent enemy ([[spoiler:Sheena]]).
* MissingMom
* [[spoiler:NatureAdoresAVirgin: Potentially. In the quest where the heroes must choose a pure maiden to make contact with a submerged unicorn, she says she can't do it herself and either Sheena or Colette must do so. When pressed on the issue, she merely replies "I'm an adult," leading Lloyd and Genis to [[ChasteHero stare at each other in utter confusion with comically blank looks on their faces]]. Though it could just be because of her dislike of water, rather than the obvious implication.]]
** [[spoiler: However during the Devil's Arm sidequest, when obtaining the Heart of Chaos, she trades [[ChekhovsGun a priest's crown from the Asgard ruins]] citing it had to many memories and refuses to elaborate]] implying that she may indeed have had a lover.

* OddFriendship: With Sheena. At first, the two come off as HeadbuttingHeroes, but they eventually become a lot closer and supportive, such as Sheena rushing to help save Raine and Genis in Tethe'alla, and when Raine attempts to calm Sheena down in the temple of lightning.
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: Her father is dead and her mother lives, but has since forgotten that she's older than an infant after abandoning her to protect her from the Imperial Research Academy]].
* PersonalityPowers: As mentioned above, she's a notable aversion, as she is a healer and uses light-based magic, but is something of a Kuudere with a pragmatic, ocassionally severe approach to things, [[spoiler:such as she and Regal agreeing that sacrifices must be made for Lloyd to defeat Yggdrasill, even though they know Lloyd himself would never agree to it.]] She also is happy to dish out a DopeSlap to Lloyd or Genis whenever they behave immaturely, which ironically makes her one of the most violent members of the group.
* PromotionToParent
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: She's the only one of the party (except Kratos) who knew that becoming an Angel meant that Colette would die. She kept quiet about it on Colette's request, but also because the world had to be regenerated.]]
* TheSmartGirl
* SternTeacher: She is noted for being cool, strict, and practical, and even smacking her students around when they're being particularly stupid. Which makes it a very sweet moment when, late in the game, she admits that she's so hard on the hero in particular because she knows he's strong enough to handle it, and wants to see him grow up strong.
* StudentTeacherRomance: Defied. [[LoveableSexManiac Zelos]] certainly ''fantasises'' that this is the case but, while she has a fan-club of young students, Raine doesn't go for the younger man... [[RelationshipValues unless you max out her relationship value with Lloyd]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeamMom: not a leader in any sense, but she's the most likely to get on people's cases for messing around too much. She and Regal are also the ones who have the private conversation about how Lloyd ''must'' succeed, even if it requires some {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s along the way...
** One of her titles is "Sisterly Love", where Genis trips in the Triet Ruins and has Raine both scolding and fussing over him. Lloyd mentions he can't tell if she's angry or relieved, and the title description calls Raine both a mother and a sister to Genis.
* WhiteMage
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water?]]: She... really doesn't do very well around water. Ironically, the sequel made this her elemental affinity.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sheena Fujibayashi]]
!!'''Sheena Fujibayashi'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkemiOkamura (JP), JenniferHale (EN, ''Symphonia''), Creator/MeganHollingshead (EN, ''Dawn of the New World'')
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Sheena starts as a sympathetic [[DarkActionGirl antagonist]]; her first attempt to kill Colette fails due [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain to her own clumsiness]], and subsequent meetings highlight her niceness and sincerity as a person. It comes as no surprise when she joins the party after discovering [[HumanResources what's going on in Sylvarant human farms]]. Later, she reveals she comes from the ninja village of [[{{Wutai}} Mizuho]], from the parallel world of Tethe'alla; in spite of her attachment to her world and her village, she consistently picks the 'right' choice over blindly following her orders, even when she knows she will be punished for it. Her powers as a Summoner are essential to the second half of the game.

She's easily one of the most idealistic characters of the game, and one of Lloyd's staunchest supporters. However, it's revealed that she has a particularly angsty backstory [[spoiler:- feeling responsible for the death of about a quarter of her village when she couldn't make a pact with the Spirit of Lightning, at age nine. Most people in the village blame her for this, including one of her childhood friends who then tries to kill her. This resulted in almost crippling lack of confidence and guilt, but she eventually manages to overcome them, helped mostly by Lloyd, Colette, Zelos and the choice her village made to trust her.]]

She has feelings for Lloyd, but he [[ChasteHero doesn't get it]]. Her interactions with Zelos imply that there's also ''something'' going on between them and they've clearly known each other for quite some time, though whether they used to just be good friends when they were younger or even dated at one point is never actually stated in the game.

Tropes associated with Sheena:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Especially her beach outfit.
* ActionGirl: The standout case in this game.
* {{Badass}}: She ''fires the mana cannon''. Need we say more?
** She then proceeds to do her own variation ''without the magitechnology'' helping her out.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: When Volt kills Corrine, she ''SNAPS''.]]
** She gets angry at sexist remarks, as well.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Colette's Betty.
* BigDamnHeroes: At Kvar's ranch.
** She's also the one who busts the party out of the Imperial Research Academy.
* BlowYouAway: Only in the sequel, where it becomes her primary element.
* {{Bokukko}}: In Japanese, her speech patterns are masculine. Basically, she talks like how a boy would.
* CannotSpitItOut: To Lloyd, especially in her ending.
* CryCute: When [[spoiler:Corrine dies]].
** Also, [[spoiler:if you pick Kratos in Flanoir, she breaks down in tears after you kill Zelos.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl: Not as much as [[{{Dojikko}} Colette]], or, rather, she's not so much clumsy as it is there's a running gag of trap doors opening under her.
* DaddysGirl: Well, adoptive Grandfather, but she's very close to the Chief of Mizuho and refers to him as 'Grandpa'.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments.
* DeathDealer
* DualBoss: Fights alongside a guardian when you face her as a boss.
** Also justifies her RedemptionDemotion: She ran out of guardian seals right before she joins the party!
* FingerlessGloves
* FragileSpeedster: However, she's not the fastest character in the game. That'd be [[LightningBruiser Lloyd]].
* {{Foil}}: To Colette, in some ways. Both are idealistic women doing questionable things (to themselves or others) to save their world. They're both kind of clumsy. And, not coincidentally, they're the most popular love interests.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Taking the Hard Path and getting Sheena early on will result in extra scenes, dialogue, and more foreshadowing.
* GiantWaistRibbon
* GlassCannon
* [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing You Can Summon]]: Her summoning skills get the party out of bad situations several times, most notably when they jump off the Grand Tethe'alla bridge.
* HappilyAdopted: By the chief of Mizuho.
* HeelFaceTurn
* HelloNurse: {{Lampshaded}} mercilessly by Zelos. Sheena herself tends to get uncomfortable or defensive when people hit on her.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one in the Temple of Lightning when [[spoiler: Corrine dies]]. She does managed to snap out of it when Lloyd gives her a GetAholdOfYourselfMan speech, but several Z-skits imply she's pretty emotionally shattered for a small while after.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Tries to do this at the Otherwordly Gate, offering to let Kuchinawa kill her in exchange for letting everyone else go. [[AllLovingHero Lloyd]], [[JerkWithAHeartofGold Zelos]] and [[MessianicArchetype Colette]] are not exactly happy with this, but luckily, they manage to escape to Sylvarant before Sheena can go through with it.]]
** Happens again in [[spoiler: Welgaia, when she falls through a trap intended for Lloyd. Like everyone else, she catches up before the final battle.]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja
* HitmanWithAHeart: She was sent to Sylvarant to kill Colette, after all, but she just can't go through with it.
* ImprobableWeaponUser
* {{Kamehamehadoken}}: Her "impression of the Mana Cannon", though it leaves her extremely drained.
* LetsGetDangerous: After Volt [[spoiler:kills Corrine]].
* LightEmUp: The only one she learns naturally which ''isn't'' a summon.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Her failure to make a pact with Volt, who killed a quarter of Mizuho's population and put her surrogate father in a coma. Not to mention, Sheena was only ''seven years old'' when this happened.]]
* {{Ninja}}
* OddFriendship: With Raine. They are rather antagonistic with each other at first, but by the time the Tethe'alla half of the plot begins they're actually good friends.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: She views the Chief of Mizuho as her father, but her real parents abandoned her in the Gonorrchia forest, aka: The Forest of ''Death''.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Regal in [[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn of the New World]]. The two are rarely seen apart.
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: The reason she failed to make a pact with Volt, besides her inexperience, was that she couldn't understand Volt's language.]]
** Averted when [[spoiler: Lloyd asks her why she's so hell-bent on preventing the World Regeneration, Sheena replies, [[WhamLine "''This'' world will be saved!"]] allowing Raine and Kratos to figure out Sheena's real identity.]]
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Played with. She's not opposed to looking good - just looking like "one of Zelos' cheap floozies."
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: For Lloyd, in a similar manner to Colette.
* SummonMagic
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Colette's Girly Girl.
* TomboyishPonytail: Well, a spiky bun, but still.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Despite her tomboyish personality, she actually likes cooking, although she makes some odd (but not completely wrong) decisions: like adding pineapple to curry. She also is mentioned to like flowers.
** She's actually the third-best cook in the group (to Genis and Regal) and the best girl at it.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A towards Zelos, B with everyone else. Lloyd gets off easier but [[ChasteHero he has a habit of misinterpreting her advances]]. Plus she gets flustered when people compliment her.
* UnknownRival: She's oblivious to the fact that [[spoiler:Kuchinawa is out to get her]].
* VagueAge: WordOfGod is that she's nineteen, although she could definitely pass for being a few years older.
* VirginPower: Like Colette, it's implied that this is how she could approach the unicorn. She's rather insulted when Kratos and Raine assume she isn't "qualified".
* VitriolicBestBuds: The description for Zelos' title "Idiot Chosen" says it all.
-->"A title given by a friend during the journey. It's not a name given out of spite."
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Implied to be this for the Chief of Mizuho. [[spoiler: It's why she agreed to go to Meltokio and Sybak to learn summoning arts and why she worked with the Renegades to get to Sylvarant.]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Her CatchPhrase; she says it every time her guard breaks or [[NoSell her attacks fail]] during combat and every time [[RunningGag she triggers a trap door.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Presea Combatir]]
!!'''Presea Combatir'''
!!!Voiced by: HoukoKuwashima (JP), TaraStrong (EN, ''Symphonia''), Janice Kawaye (EN, ''[=DotNW=]'')
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A 12-year-old Tethe'allan [[AnAxeToGrind lumberjack]], Presea seems entirely [[EmotionlessGirl devoid of emotions]] when the party meets her. It's quickly discovered that her emotionlessness results from the Cruxis Crystal experiments that were conducted on her; the party makes it their goal to cure her, since anyway the process can't be much different from the one employed to cure Colette.

Once she regains her personality, she tells her story to the party: [[spoiler:her mother had died when she was little, and her father, a lumberjack, had taken ill, so Presea had agreed to become an exsphere carrier in order to earn money for herself and her younger sister. Shortly after that, her sister Alicia had found employment as a [[Main/{{Meido}} maid]] and had left, but when the party tries to find Alicia, they discover she was killed by her master. Presea then swears to avenge her sister. Her plan is derailed when the party learns that Regal was Alicia's master -- and lover -- who had had no other choice but to kill her when she'd been turned into a monster as a result of the exsphere experiments]].

This revelation seals Presea's decision to keep on helping the party get the world rid of the Desians and the Cruxis, once she accepts [[spoiler:Regal is not responsible for what happened to her sister]].

Tropes associated with Presea:
* ActionGirl: Easily rivals Sheena in this department, and that's saying something.
* AndIMustScream: Borderline, since she wasn't consciously aware of everything that went on. When you finally bring her out of her zombie state, she finally does... very loudly.
* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassAdorable
* BewareTheQuietOnes: When she confronts [[spoiler:Rodyle]], her mood can basically be summed up as "UnstoppableRage".
** Similarly, she threatens ''the Pope'' by holding her axe over his face.
* BlowYouAway
* ComicallySerious: ''Especially'' in ''[[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn of the New World.]]''
* CuteBruiser
* DishingOutDirt: Her only natural one. The others are obtained as Altered Artes.
* DropTheHammer: Can wield several of them, one being the [[LethalJokeWeapon Pow Hammer DX]].
* EmotionlessGirl: Has a monotone voice and complete lack of emotions when you first meet her. Which makes her entrance in the sequel [[CrowningMomentOfFunny even funnier]].
** [[spoiler:She gets better after her Cruxis Crystal is removed]].
* GirlishPigtails
* GlacierWaif: Has the highest Strength, Attack, and the second highest amount of hit points in the game; effectively cementing her status as the party's MightyGlacier.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The tiny girl of her association with Regal.
* InformedAttribute: Her resemblance with Alicia- they really don't have that much in common besides pink hair.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: It gets a bit better over the course of the game, but one scene in the Temple of Lightning has Lloyd asking [[spoiler:how to deactivate the traps. Sheena says some of the others from Mizuho did it for her since she was only a kid. When Lloyd asks if they can go ask them, Presea responds, [[BrutallyHonest "They are dead."]] Ouch.]]
* LethalChef: Never pointed out in any skit or cutscene, but her stats for cooking are on par with Raine's.
* LittleMissBadass
* MightyGlacier: Physically the strongest character in the game but also the slowest.
* OddFriendship: Develops one [[spoiler: with Corrine. She even gets a title out of it in a Z-skit.]] You can imagine how well that turned out...
* ObliviousToLove: Poor [[DoggedNiceGuy Genis.....]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: [[spoiler:Actually 28-years old but looks 12 due to the experiments performed on her. Once she's cured, her mind seems to swap between 12 years old and 28 years old, depending on the scene.]]
* TheResenter: To Regal, as revealed in her Welgaia scene. She eventually gets over it.
* RoboSpeak: She says phrases like "No damage detected" when you first meet her.
* ShockAndAwe
* SiblingYinYang: To Alicia.
* SpockSpeak
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SuperStrength
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Happens after she starts relearning her emotions. She even says, "This unsettling irritation...is this anger?"
* WaifFu
* WhenSheSmiles: A particular point is made out of this after Colette is rescued from Rodyle.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: After [[spoiler: Ozette]] is destroyed, although ironically, [[spoiler: Presea's house is the only building still intact.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zelos Wilder]]
!!'''Zelos Wilder'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Shiloh Strong (EN, ''Symphonia''), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (EN, ''Dawn of the New World'')
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''"Whatever will be will be"''

Tethe'alla's 22-year-old [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]], Zelos has all the appearance of HandsomeLech, provides much of the comic relief in the second part of the game, and is generally the party's ButtMonkey. Among the aristocracy of Tethe'alla, he's extremely popular and a regular TheCasanova, and retains the [[FantasticRacism common prejudice]] against [[HalfHumanHybrid Half Elves]]. However, he also proves his practical nature by discarding said prejudice, based upon his own experience with the party; in the moments when he is serious, he regularly shows himself to be the most cynical member of the party, and one of the most observant, especially towards Sheena, whom it's implied he may have feelings for. [[spoiler:(Which is all but confirmed in the novel that comes with the special edition of Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles; he states he's "fine being friends with Sheena for now," but at some point wants to clear the air with Lloyd so he can actually make a move on her. And get over that pesky inferiority complex he seems to have towards Lloyd - which makes things difficult when the girl you're in love with loves the Main Hero that even you're fond of.)]]

[[spoiler:Later, it's revealed that Zelos' behaviour is mostly [[StepfordSmiler an act]] to cover an extreme self-loathing that stems from a horrific backstory: He was abandoned by his father at a young age and his mother was killed in front of him while she got caught in an assassination attempt for him, and her last words to him was that he never should have been born. Zelos' hatred for his position as the Chosen leads him to betray the party, hoping to gain a better life for his sister (in fact his half-sister, daughter of the woman who'd killed his mother, strictly guarded by the Church) and being done with his life (either by losing the title of the Chosen or by dying, he's not picky); whether the party fights him and kill him or doesn't depends on story choices.]]

[[spoiler:If you choose to fight him, he is slain in the battle and Kratos rejoins your party in his stead. If he doesn't die, he rejoins the party after saving each member from their HeroicSacrifice and reveals his betrayal was [[FakeDefector part of his plan]] to obtain the [[{{Phlebotinum}} aionis]] Lloyd needed to wield the Eternal Sword. From that moment on, he enjoys the party's full trust. He is alive and present for the sequel, revealing that this choice was canonical.]]

Tropes associated with Zelos:
* AntiHero
* AwesomeMcCoolname: ''Zelos'' ''Wilder''.
* BerserkButton: He really hates when a child has to bear the burden of their parent's actions. In particular, how Kratos acts towards Lloyd and how Lloyd has to fix the problems involving merging the worlds that Kratos is partially responsible for.
** His easygoing attitude totally vanishes when [[spoiler: Sheena offers to let Kuchinawa kill her in exchange for letting Lloyd and the others go]]. Zelos is notably pissed off and actually [[spoiler: drags Sheena through the Otherwordly Gate before she goes through with it]].
** He hates when people act like they're a tragic figure entitled to a private pity party. He outright calls Mithos on trying to play the part after everything horrible he's done and to Richter in DummiedOut content.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He truly does care for Seles, even if he tries hiding it. Just watch the skit where he thinks she's following them and he insists she go home because she could get hurt.
** It's hinted he has a bit of this toward Presea as well.
* {{Bishonen}}
* ButtMonkey: PlayedForLaughs... [[DarkAndTroubledPast until]] [[WhamEpisode it isn't]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: Clearly feels that [[spoiler:Lloyd should do this, regarding his father Kratos.]] Not surprising, considering his own situation with his parents.
* TheCasanova
* ChivalrousPervert
* TheChosenOne: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].
* [[spoiler:ChronicBackstabbingDisorder]]
* ChurchMilitant: Subverted. For someone supposed to be on a MissionFromGod, he is ''notoriously'' bad at doing anything even remotely religious. As a matter of fact, he doesn't seem to like the Pope much. [[spoiler:Then again, [[SinisterMinister the Pope]] [[CorruptChurch is kind of a]] JerkAss.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:He was born into a loveless marriage, witnessed his mother get murdered before his eyes by his father's mistress ''who then proceeded to tell him that she wished he had never been born'', watched helplessly as his half-sister (the only person he seems to care about) was locked up in an Abbey with no hope of release.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: Whether or not this mindset of his changes depends on the player's choices.]]
* DetachedSleeves: A rare male example.
* DirtyOldMan: Not yet but he probably will be in a few decades, as a few lines of dialogue indicate that he intends to go on being a pervert for the rest of his life.
* [[spoiler:DoubleAgent]]: [[spoiler:Goes SerialEscalation and becomes a ''triple'' agent for Cruxis, the Renegades, and Lloyd's party, eventually settling on either the first or last depending on the player's actions.]]
* ElementalPowers: See Kratos' entry.
* [[spoiler:EtTuBrute: At the final dungeon, complete with the hero's exclamations of disbelief.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]: Somewhere during the course of the journey, however, he eventually has a [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn with his change of heart]], so when he finally gets to [[spoiler:betraying the group, it's actually an act to ''help'' them, rather than what it would have been if he never decided to take Lloyd's side over Mithos'. It's unknown at what specific time during the journey he made his decision to stay with Lloyd, but a good guess is [[spoiler:after the scene in Flanoir. If you talk to anyone except Kratos (which makes Zelos' FaceHeelTurn a fake one), Lloyd tells Zelos that he trusts him before they leave. If you talk to Kratos (which makes his FaceHeelTurn real), Lloyd instead asks Zelos if he can really trust him.]]
* FantasticRacism: He admits that, thanks to his upbringing, he is prejudiced against half-elves, but that doesn't stop him from hitting on Raine or joining Lloyd and the others to try and rescue her and Genis. He even pragmatically explains that he does realize that such attitudes are unfounded and that half-elves are no different from anyone else after traveling with the party for a long enough time. It even results in a major PetTheDog moment from Zelos during a sidequest when he lets Kate stay at his mansion (in his bed, no less), despite her status as not only a half-elf but the Pope's daughter.
* {{Foil}}[=/=]ShadowArchetype.
** To Lloyd and/or Colette. If you stripped him of his womanizer aspects, he's actually a lot like Lloyd with a ''heavy'' dose of cynicism. He is also a contrasting take on the damage to self-worth that the Chosen system can cause compared to Colette's experience.
** Less noted, but arguably [[spoiler:Mithos]] is another one that he shares a lot of contrasting traits. He's also willing to do ''anything'' for his sister [[spoiler:regardless of what she really wants]], has cynicism for thinking a destroyed world would be better, holds prejudices spurned by traumatic pasts, will manipulate and use people to get his way, is much more cutthroat than most of the party when dealing with enemies and holds onto grudges for longer too. However he's more willing to grow and change than [[spoiler:Mithos]], causing their different endings [[spoiler:at least if he lives.]]
* [[spoiler:FakeDefector: In the storyline that doesn't kill him.]]
* GayOption: [[HoYay or at least the closest to one.]]
* TheGlomp: Does this to Lloyd often.
* HandsomeLech: [[spoiler:It's all an act.]]
* HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday: The first thing he says to Lloyd and Genis when he meets them is, "I'm not interested in talking to guys". Which makes some people think that it's a case of SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: With Genis, referring to him mostly as "Brat".
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor]]
* HiddenDepths
* IdiotHair: It was there from the beginning, but Zelos's unique hair wasn't consistently drawn between official materials until the OVA's came out, after which it became much more obvious that there's a thick strand that stands out from the rest of his hair. It's especially noticeable during his childhood years when he didn't wear a headband.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: Said almost word for word [[spoiler:but ultimately subverted, which is lampshaded by himself.]]
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Even moreso than Colette. While she gets a lot of physical trauma in her journey, Zelos by far gets the most emotional baggage.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Towards Sheena, considering his attempts at nudging her towards Lloyd; non-romantically towards his sister big time. Unfortunately, his method of expressing this is by way of deliberately acting in a manner that pushes them both away from him.
* JerkassFacade
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Somewhat in ''Symphonia'', even more so in the sequel.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: If you choose to fight him.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LovableSexManiac: He even gets a special title for flirting with every female NPC in the game.
* [[spoiler:LovableTraitor]]
* MagicKnight
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: He's ''surprisingly'' devious.]]
* MeaningfulName: in mythology, the individuals known as Zelos, Kratos, and Nike (the latter of whom Colette derives her name from), are siblings.
* MemeticSexGod: [[invoked]] A canon example, judging by all the groupies that follow him around in Meltokio. Lampshaded by Regal at one point:
--> '''Regal''': "When I was in prison, I would hear about the Chosen's debauchery. Apparently your exploits made you quite the man about town."
* MessianicArchetype: Subverted. As the Chosen of his land, this is what he's ''intended'' to be. He... [[MrViceGuy doesn't particularly follow it through, however]].
* MrViceGuy
* MultipleEndings: When people say the game has several endings, they're not referring to the ships. Any route where Zelos survives is canon.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Has this attitude towards Lloyd and Genis in the beginning. Lloyd earns his respect and grows out of it. Genis... not quite so much.
* TheNicknamer: According to him, Genis is "Brat", Raine is "My intellectual hunny", Colette is "Little Angel Beauty", Sheena is alternately "my voluptuous hunny" or "Violent Demonic Banshee", Presea is "Rosebud", Regal is "Old Man" or "Pops", and Lloyd is "Hey You" and later "Bud". Originally, he referred to Lloyd as "[[HoYay Hunny]]" in the Japanese version.
* NotInTheFace: One of the lines he blurts out when hit in combat.
* NotSoDifferent: From Colette -- [[spoiler:They both hide their insecurities behind their smiles, all the while insisting that nothing is wrong, which tends to result in terrible consequences later. In Zelos' case, this leads him to think that the party doesn't trust him and he's just as worthless as he's grown up believing himself to be, and depending on who Lloyd chooses, Zelos will either accept the fact that he can't be trusted or allow himself to believe in his comrades and their goals.]]
* OddCouple: In the Tales meta-verse, Zelos co-hosts the officially created Tales character talk-show with [[TalesOfTheAbyss Jade]]. They play off each other surprisingly well.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Zelos is highly intelligent, skilled at manipulation, [[spoiler:and has severe self-loathing stemming from some ''severe'' ParentalAbandonment, not to mention being [[XanatosSpeedChess a triple agent who's playing the party, Cruxis, and the Renegades against each other to ensure he's got a shot of joining whoever's the victors]]]]. He hides all of this under a facade of being a happy-go-lucky HandsomeLech who seems to have made it his life's mission to hit on every female in existence and antagonize [[{{Tsundere}} Sheena]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Apparently, just wearing a mask prevents the girls from recognizing him.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PetTheDog: Zelos may be prejudiced against half-elves due to his upbringing, but he sympathizes with them, even letting Kate stay at his manor. He also sympathizes with Genis and Raine for the crap they get for being half elves, since they didn't ask to be born.
** He teases Sheena, but when he does it in one skit after [[spoiler: Corrine's death]], [[WhatTheHellHero the party call him out]] on this and leave. Zelos then says Sheena will never snap out of her depression if everyone is walking on eggshells around her.
* ThePornomancer: A PG version. No matter who he flirts with, where, or when, they will instantly love him enough to ''give him money.'' It can't even be explained by his excuse that women only like him because he's the Chosen, since this skill works in Sylvarant as well.
* PowerOfTrust: Lloyd telling Zelos he trusts him makes the difference between [[spoiler:Zelos being a FakeDefector who helps the party escape the Tower of Salvation's death traps and obtains the final item they need for the Eternal Ring, or truly defecting in the hopes of dying and escaping his destiny.]]
** Leads to UndyingLoyalty in the second game: Zelos has absolute faith in Lloyd's innocence when the latter is accused of leading the Blood Purge in Palmacosta. Compare that to the other party members who, at best, are searching for Lloyd to find out the truth (Colette); or, at worst, suspect Lloyd may have pulled a FaceHeelTurn and become a WellIntentionedExtremist like Yggdrasil (Raine). [[spoiler: Turns out Zelos was right all along, and will even unmask the doppelganger responsible [[ButThouMust if the player fails to do so.]]]]
* RapunzelHair: His reaches his waist.
* RealMenWearPink
* RedHeadedHero
* SadClown
* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: In the dub, he tends to use the odd American slang term here and there (such as referring to Ozette as "out in the boondocks"). While colloquialisms are most definitely in-character for him, Commonwealth English speakers did have to look the odd thing up.
* SomethingAboutARose: If he is in his formal wear costume, there is a chance that in battle his weapon will be a bouquet of roses.
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler: Underneath that cheerful exposure, Zelos has some incredibly deep emotional scars.]]
* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: His betrayal (if he goes through with it) and subsequent death at the hands of the rest of the party can be seen as this.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: As far as his fighting style goes, he is this to [[spoiler:Kratos]].
* UndyingLoyalty: In the sequel, Zelos has this towards Lloyd, no matter what happens, he know Lloyd didn't do anything that he's been accused of. He's definitely come a long way.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sheena. See also the entry for this trope under her.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler: He often denounces Kratos' traitorous actions, which implies he views his own actions as contemptible.]]
* YouCantFightFate: The entire reason behind his actions is to compromise with it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Regal Bryant]]
!!'''Regal Bryant'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (JP), Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN, ''Symphonia''), Creator/DaveWittenberg (EN, ''Dawn of the New World'')
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/regal.jpg]]

A mysterious convict who is first sent after the party but defects to join them once he catches sight of Presea, Regal is extremely discreet about his past and [[WithMyHandsTied refuses to take off his shackles]] -- they are the symbol of the sin he committed and [[TheAtoner which he has to atone for]]. [[spoiler:He killed his [[Main/{{Meido}} lover]], Presea's sister, when she was turned into a monster by the Exphere experiments that Cruxis performed on her, and cannot forgive himself.]]

Regal is able to focus his efforts towards the fight against the Desians and the Cruxis after his centric sidequest, in which [[spoiler:Alicia, whose soul was retained in the exsphere Regal had been unable to discard, is finally able to tell him she doesn't hold him responsible for what happened to her.]] However, he retains his peculiar fighting style, [[TechnicalPacifist refusing to kill anyone]] with the hands that have already done so much harm.

Tropes associated with Regal:
* AdaptationalBadass: In the OVAs, he's one of the most competent combatants once he joins.
* ArmedLegs
* TheAtoner: Almost an ExaggeratedTrope. [[spoiler:Once you get to the flashbacks, you find out that Alicia, in her few lucid moments post-transformation, ''begged'' him to kill her. While the obvious emotional trauma of having to kill your girlfriend should not be discounted, boyfriend-assisted suicide is a slightly different case than murder.]] Possibly deconstructed, in that [[spoiler:his personal flaw that he must come to terms with in Welgaia is being weighed down by his feelings of guilt]].
* BareFistedMonk
* BareYourMidriff
* BigBrotherMentor: Lampshaded when Lloyd and Regal state their bond is like that of siblings, with Regal in particular having come to view Lloyd as a younger brother.
* BlowYouAway
* BlueOni: To Lloyd's red.
* ChainedByFashion
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler: It is revealed that Regal's skill with hand- and arm-based martial arts is ridiculously high--when he used his hands actively, he was at least as powerful as everyone else in the party, ''without an Exsphere.'' Even now, after having kept his arms bound by shackles for a decade, an Exsphere gives him the physical strength to perform a Hadoken-esque attack, breaking through the bars that otherwise kept everyone else in the party well and truly trapped--magic users included.]]
* ChefOfIron
* TheComicallySerious
* CookingDuel: In a side quest, to unlock a secret outfit.
* CombatMedic: Is an inversion, being a primarily melee fighter with some healing capabilities.
* CoolOldGuy
* EasilyForgiven: The party accept him into the group quite quickly- only Genis and Sheena seem to have reservations about allowing a convicted criminal into the group, and Sheena admits she also started off as the enemy.
** Regal has this attitude towards [[spoiler: His butler, George, who was the one who split himself and Alicia up in the first place, allowing her to fall into Vharley's hands.]]
*** Averted with [[spoiler: Presea. She says she'll try not to hate Regal, but its made clear in Welgaia that she still bears a grudge for killing Alicia. Lloyd eventually talks her out of this mindset.]]
* ExtremityExtremist
* GeniusBruiser
* HeartbrokenBadass
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The huge guy of his association with Presea.
* IAmNotLeftHanded [[spoiler:Or rather, I do not specialize in foot-based martial arts.]]
* {{Kamehamehadoken}}: Used only in a cutscene (rightfully so! It looks like it would be a real GameBreaker). The in-universe explanation is that he used to specialize in fighting with his hands and they grew so powerful that, once augmented with an Exsphere, he could unleash their physical hitting-things power as a beam, but after that, his FreudianExcuse happened and he vowed never to use his hands for violence again. He makes an exception for the one scene where he uses it because he's not hurting anybody, unless it turns out those jail cells were sentient. Gotta hand it to the guy, at least he keeps his word.
* {{Lolicon}}: Got labelled as this thanks to the game not being clear on how old he and Alicia actually ''were'' when they fell in love... and the fact that certain fans like to ship with with Presea. Not helped by the fact that [[spoiler:she is technically in her twenties]]. One can even label Regal a {{Lolicon}} if you choose the right answer when asked about his tastes in women. He is not amused.
** Zelos points this out in a {{OVA}} bonus, which earns Regal the group's disapproval until Lloyd defuses the situation. This one's PlayedForLaughs, however, as that very same OVA also cleared up the confusion. Not to mention that same OVA revealed that Alicia and he weren't as far apart in age as everyone thought.
* MayDecemberRomance: Subverted. The game was very, ''very'' vague on the age difference between himself and Alicia; leading most fans to conclude this, especially as Alicia is very young-looking with a chubby face. The animated adaptation cleared up the whole matter up. The page for this trope has the full details but the long and the short is that Regal was seventeen and Alicia somewhere in her mid-teens but having Alicia characterized with a faux-child voice and Regal played by the deep-voiced, ultra-manly AkioOhtsuka lead back to this trope.
* OutOfFocus: Regal is the only party member (except for Zelos) the player can go the entire game without using and who has no Unison attacks until [[UpdatedRerelease the PS2 version]], makes nothing more then a few token lines after [[spoiler:visiting the rooftop grave]].
** Interestingly, he is fully aware of this, and has himself stated that he sticks around just to support Lloyd.
** ''[[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn Of The New World]]'' seems to try and make up for this by making him the GuestStarPartyMember that sticks with Emil and Marta the longest.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: In regards to hair colors, with Presea.
* PlayingWithFire
* PowerLimiter: Regal wears those handcuffs as [[StakingTheLovedOne "a symbol of his crime"]] and as [[TheAtoner "a constant reminder of his sins"]], but they also function as this (see {{Kamehamehadoken}} above). One fan theory is that he rescued ''himself'' from the endless waves of angels in the Tower of Salvation by removing his shackles off-screen and tearing up the their shit with his bare hands.
* RatedMForManly: Lampshaded and PlayedForLaughs with his "[[TestosteronePoisoning Testosterone]]" title.
* RealMenWearPink: Can tear enemies apart using nothing but his FEET and is the team's best chef. Oh, and he wears a [[BareYourMidriff belly shirt]].
* ShockAndAwe
* SupremeChef / TeamChef: Along with Genis.
* TeamDad: After [[spoiler:Kratos leaves the group.]]
** He's definitely this for Emil and Marta in [[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld the sequel]], which Emil even comments on.
* TechnicalPacifist
* UnequalPairing: [[spoiler:With Alicia, his servant, which may be why George had them separated]].
* UseYourHead: In the 5th {{OVA}} bonus, Regal decides not to fight with his legs anymore - instead using his ''head'' - because he blames himself for [[spoiler:the death of Corrine.]] He promptly and randomly skull bashes Zelos.
* WillfullyWeak
* WithMyHandsTied: Regal's fighting style is based around using his feet only, since [[spoiler:he killed his lover with his hands]] and therefore vowed never to kill with his hands again.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YouShallNotPass: Said word for word.

[[/folder]]

!Antagonists:

[[folder:Yggdrasill]]
!! [[spoiler:Mithos]] '''Yggdrasill'''
!!! Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiTanaka (JP), Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (EN)
!!! [[spoiler:True form voiced by: Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP), Creator/BrianneSiddall (EN)]]

Yggdrasill is the leader of Cruxis and the Desians, a self-righteous antagonist who has the world under his spell. [[spoiler:But he's also Mithos, the young half-elf the heroes "rescued" from a burning village - who becomes Genis' first half-elf friend, who worries for Raine when she looks tired, who makes jokes at Zelos' expense like everybody else... until he [[TheReveal reveals himself to the party]] when one of his most trusted lieutenants, one of [[TrueCompanions his companions from 4000 years sooner]], proves himself to be a traitor.]]

[[spoiler:4000 years before Lloyd swore he would save both worlds, a young half-elf named Mithos stopped the war and watched his sister Martel be killed by a human. He managed to keep her soul from disappearing, keeping it in the Seed of the Giant Tree, source of all mana, and swore to fulfill her dream: a world without discrimination. An admirable goal, but his plan to do such a thing involved forcing millions of people to suffer and die to create Exspheres, which he would then use to turn everybody into a lifeless being, with the justification that if everyone were the same, discrimination would stop. While he was doing this, he also tried to breed a vessel with the same Mana signature as Martel to resurrect her by creating the Chosen Ones and arranging marriages to selectively breed for the best possible match to Martel's mana signature. Until the age free of discrimination could come, he separated the world in two, allowing them to both survive without the Giant Kharlan Tree providing mana, and preventing Magitek technology from coming into being to preserve mana.]]

[[spoiler:By the end of the game, he's been betrayed by all and rebuked by the soul of Martel herself. His final decision is to be destroyed rather than suffer [[AndIMustScream the same fate as other exsphere victims]]; his final words are that, if given the choice, he would follow the same path as he did.]]

Tropes associated with him:
* [[spoiler: AdorablyPrecociousChild]]
* AGodAmI: Subverted, as he has godlike power but never develops the full-on complex. In the end, he still views himself as [[spoiler:a half-elf]] who's just trying to make the world a better place... [[WellIntentionedExtremist through some extremely questionable means]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's THE strongest enemy in the game barring a couple [[BonusBoss BonusBosses]].
* [[spoiler: BadassAdorable]]
* BigBad
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend: Especially from Genis' point of view.]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* [[spoiler: BreakTheCutie: What turned him into a villain.]]
* [[spoiler:ClippedWingAngel]]: [[spoiler:His second form is easier than the first]].
* [[spoiler: DarkAndTroubledPast]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: During a skit, he actively questions his goals and says that if he is wrong, then he has no reason to continue living.]]
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Martel being murdered. Doubles as his StartOfDarkness. He becomes disillusioned with the idea of voluntary coexistence after this, and believes that the only way humans, elves, and half-elves will ever get along is if the differences between them are artificially removed and they all become emotionless, lifeless beings.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* DudeLooksLikeALady:
* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself]]
* EvilLaugh: Has a rather unnerving one when [[spoiler:his child Mithos form is revealed as the BigBad and starts kicking Yuan around for betraying him.]]
* [[spoiler:FallenHero]]: [[spoiler:Was once idealistic and, like Lloyd, believed the factions of the ancient war could live in peace. Everything changed when Martel died]].
* FantasticRacism
* FinalBoss
* [[spoiler:GetItOverWith: Asks Lloyd to destroy his Cruxis Crystal so he won't be taken over by it. He admits defeat but refuses to accept Lloyd's ideas to the end.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Yggdrassil's primary goal is to use a suitable Chosen as a host body for his sister's mind.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid
* [[spoiler: HeroOfAnotherStory: He was famed as a hero during the Kharlan War, before becoming a FallenHero]].
* [[spoiler:HopelessBossFight: The first two times you meet him. The first ends after he virtually one-shots your party, the second ends after a certain amount of time.]]
* HumansAreBastards: His primary belief.
* IgnoredEpiphany: [[spoiler: When Martel briefly possesses Colette and gives Mithos as massive WhatTheHellHero speech, he chooses to interpret it ''entirely'' differently from how Martel actually meant it.]]
* KickTheDog: Killing [[spoiler:Pronyma, while she begged him to save her after being defeated by Lloyd and Co.]]
* KnightTemplar
* LightIsNotGood: He's an angel and uses some light-based techniques like Judgment, Holy Lance, and Prism Sword, but he's the main villain.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Sibling love, though, to be exact. Unless you [[BrotherSisterIncest read too much into it]].]]
* [[spoiler:ManBehindTheMan]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole: In his "Mithos" guise.]]
* [[spoiler: NecessaryEvil: Him dividing the world into two with the Eternal Sword was definitely this, since as bad as the situation with the two worlds was, they would die without the Kharlan Tree if they were one. He argues keeping them this way prevents another Kharlan War.]]
* NotSoDifferent: From [[spoiler:Lloyd and Genis.]]
* [[spoiler:OlderAlterEgo: He used the Cruxis Crystal to give him an adult form so he would have "an appearance befitting the leader of Cruxis."]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: An amalgamation of three mecha-like mini-bosses from Welgaia; reflecting his inability to accept others, come to terms with the past, or forgive people.]]
* [[spoiler:PsychopathicManchild: Martel's death drove him so completely over the edge that, for all of his power and intelligence, he never really grew up mentally.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: When Martel shoots down his AssimilationPlot, he decides to just take her and Derris-Kharlan and fuck off to space. Unfortunately, taking the giant mana source that is Derris-Kharlan with him would doom both worlds, so the heroes still have to stop him.]]
* ShutUpKirk: "Do you think I'm going to beg for forgiveness? Ridiculous!"
* [[spoiler: ShadowArchetype: To Lloyd. He even says as much.]]
-->[[spoiler: "Farewell, my shadow, you who stand at the end of the path I chose not to follow." ]]
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Pushes Tabatha out of the way of a landslide (as Mithos), and takes a shot of dark energy Pronyma aims at Genis (as Yggdrasill). It's implied he resents Tabatha for being a "failed vessel" that couldn't accept Martel's soul (which he in fact outright says when Raine calls him out for hurting her) but her uncanny resemblence to Martel could be why he saved her. As for Genis, the game basically states that Genis was exactly like Mithos once was, and since Genis and Mithos became friends after the group "found" him in Ozette, it's possible Yggdrasill felt genuine kinship towards Genis, or was trying to persuade Genis to pull a FaceHeelTurn.]]
* TeleportSpam
* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead: Only his former comrades are allowed to call him "Mithos". Interestingly enough, this may extend to Lloyd and Co., since he wasn't seen to have any specific problem with any of them calling him by his old name.]]
* [[spoiler:ThereAreNoTherapists: Subverted. It's implied that Kratos ''did'' want to help him but it either didn't work or Mithos didn't let him in.]]
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: What he thinks of himself and Martel once this happens. For Martel, this works. For himself... not so much.]]
* [[spoiler: UsedToBeASweetKid: Was revealed to be a lot like Lloyd and Genis (if a bit of a brat towards Yuan) as a kid in the anime and the manga. [[DespairEventHorizon And then Martel was murdered...]]]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* VillainDecay: A deliberately invoked and justified by-product of this. [[spoiler:After Martel rejects his plan, he basically decides to abandon the world and build a new life for himself and his sister on Derris-Kharlan.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: After [[spoiler:Martel rejects his plan]]. Complete with LaughingMad.
* VocalDissonance: It is ''very'' jarri**ng hearing [[spoiler: Mithos' voice]] coming out of his mouth.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WalkingSpoiler
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Until he undergoes his VillainousBreakdown and goes '''batshit insane'''.]]
* [[spoiler:WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises[=/=]UhOhEyes: During his VillainousBreakdown in the anime, [[http://i44.tinypic.com/18zupi.jpg HOLY SHIT]]]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* WorthyOpponent: Eventually comes to regard Lloyd as one. [[spoiler:The respect is mutual]].
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: For Martel, though in a more familial love kind of way. Again, unless you [[BrotherSisterIncest read too much into it]].]]

[[/folder]]
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!!The Five Grand Cardinals

The five leaders of the Desians.

Tropes associated with the Grand Cardinals:

* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: With the Exception of Rodyle, who is a DirtyCoward.
* FantasticRacism: See FreudianExcuse.
* FiveBadBand: Including Yggdrasil among their ranks as the BigBad leads to this set-up:
** BigBad: Yggdrasil
** TheDragon: Pronyma
** EvilGenius: Kvar
** TheBrute: Magnius
** TheDarkChick: Forcystus
** SixthRangerTraitor: Rodyle
* FlunkyBoss: Tend to have a few minions fighting alongside them, except for the first battle with Pronyma and Rodyle.
* FreudianExcuse: Half-elves are abused by humans to a horrifying degree, leading them to hate humans. Then Cruxis promotes them to positions of power over captive humans. As expected, they did not grow up to be nice and understanding about the trauma.
* MoralMyopia: None of them express or seem to notice any {{Irony}} over their [[MoralEventHorizon treatment]] of humans and how it seems similar to their own past treatment ''by'' humans.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad

[[folder:Pronyma]]
!!'''Pronyma'''
!!! Voiced by: Yuki Makishima (JP), Masasa Moyo (EN)

The leader of the Five Grand Cardinals and Yggdrassil's right hand.

Tropes associated with Pronyma:

* CastingAShadow: Most of her attacks are dark-based.
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkIsEvil: To contrast with the rest of Cruxis' LightIsNotGood.
* TheDragon: To Yggdrassil.
* ElementalPowers: Includes CastingAShadow, MakingASplash, and AnIcePerson.
* IgnoredEnamouredUnderling: It's strongly implied Pronyma's UndyingLoyalty is because she's in love with Yggdrasill- she even threatens [[spoiler:[[HalfHumanHybrid Genis]]]] when the latter attacks Yggdrasill saying, "You may be one of us, but you will pay for your treachery!" Of course, Yggdrasill couldn't care less and only keeps her around because she's the strongest of the Cardinals.
* PeekABangs
* RecurringBoss
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: With the thigh-length boots, leotard and ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow, Pronyma is not very subtle with her wardrobe.
* TheStarscream: It's implied that she was one to the previous leader, though she's completely loyal to Yggdrassil.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Yggdrasill.
** [[spoiler: Killia, her subordinate, has this to Pronyma, screaming her name when she gets defeated.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She's trying to protect her people from discrimination by humans.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Turquoise Hair]]
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Mithos no longer cares about her after she's defeated by the heroes and Martel is about to be revived. In fact, he actually kills her himself when she calls him [[ThatManIsDead Mithos]] while begging for his help after being defeated by the party.]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Forcystus]]
!!'''Forcystus'''
!!! Voiced by: Takahiro Yoshimizu (JP), Andre Sogliuzzo (EN)

The Grand Cardinal in charge of the Iselia Ranch.

Tropes associated with Forcystus:

* ArmCannon
* ArtificialLimbs
* BlowYouAway
* TheBrute and TheDarkChick: His combat prowess is implied to be superior to that of Magnius, and not just due to StoryAndGameplaySegregation. However, he's also the most noble of the Grand Cardinals ([[InformedAttribute or so we're told]]...)
* DiedStandingUp: Fades away while still standing.
* EyepatchOfPower
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He put an end to a human-led genocide against half-elves in his past. He [[MoralMyopia doesn't seem to see any irony with his current situation]].
* KilledMidSentence: Not killed, just incapacitated by a [[spoiler:self destructing Marble]] when Lloyd says he won't give up his exsphere to the Desians that killed his mother, Forcystus actually seems surprised and says "What are you talking about, your mother was killed by..." before he's cut off.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Lloyd.
* InformedAttribute: We learn nothing of, nor get a hint to the fact that Forcystus was a hero to half-elves everywhere until ''one'' skit shortly after he dies.
* KnightTemplar: He started out just trying to protect his fellow half-elves. Now he does so many horrible things to defend them that he could qualify for Monsterdom if he had more screen time.
* NobleDemon: He's the only Grand Cardinal who ''doesn't'' go out of his way to provoke the village he's overlooking and honours the non-aggression treaty until he has reason to believe that Iselia has violated it. It's also discovered posthumously that he was a defender and champion of his people.
** That said, it's implied that the [[PragmaticVillainy real reason]] he didn't antagonize Iselia [[spoiler: was so that Colette could grow up unharmed to continue the ViciousCycle Yggdrasill has in motion.]]
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe: Attempted, after being revealed to be NotQuiteDead.]]
* TooManyBelts: His undershirt is just a mass of belts (or belt-like straps, anyway).
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He is a hero to his people and comes off as a soldier fighting a racially-motivated war.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Praised by the Desians but reviled by the humans. Lloyd wonders whether he could have gotten along with him in a world where humans and half-elves could coexist.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Magnius]]
!!'''Magnius'''
!!! Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (JP), Chris Edgerly (EN)

The leader of the Palmacosta Ranch.

Tropes associated with Magnius:

* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice, and a damn big one.
* BloodKnight
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* DumbassHasAPoint: He calls out Lloyd in the Palmacosta Human Ranch when Lloyd declares the party will kill him and free the captives by pointing out how he failed to do just that in Iselia, and that several people died as a result.
* FieryRedhead: Literally and figuratively.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a scar over his eye.
* HairTriggerTemper: See StupidEvil below.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Seems to have shades of this towards Chocolatee.
* LargeHam: His voice actor was obviously having a great deal of fun, especially with the word 'vermin'.
--> '''VEEEEERRRMIIIIIIIIIN'''
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he realizes that Rodyle used him, he doesn't take it very well
* NeckLift and NeckSnap: Does this to a random human who doesn't use his title.
* PlayingWithFire
* SlouchOfVillainy
* SirSwearsALot: More prone to screaming and cursing than the other Cardinals.
* TheStarscream: He seeks to replace Pronyma as the leader of the Grand Cardinals.
* StupidEvil: It's ultimately PlayedForDrama. It's ''because'' he's so StupidEvil that Rodyle was able to manipulate him.
* UnwittingPawn: To Rodyle.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He seeks to protect his people from discrimination by humans by [[StupidEvil murderalising the crap out any of them who get in his way]]. Needless to say, he probably wasn't hired for his brains.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kvar]]
!!'''Kvar'''
!!! Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (JP), Chris Edgerly (EN)

The leader of the Asgard Ranch.

Tropes associated with Kvar:

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Comes off as ''very'' similar to Josef Mengele.
* ArchEnemy: For Lloyd and Kratos. For Lloyd, it's because he's responsible for his MissingMom. For Kratos, it's ''even more'' personal because [[spoiler:said MissingMom was his lover]].
* BodyHorror: Not him, personally, but [[spoiler:as the brains behind the Angelus project, he ''induced this'' in Lloyd's mother.]]
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His own underlings pull this on him.
* TheEvilGenius: One of two.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He knows who Kratos is and the two seem to have a very, ''very'' bad history. ''Hrm''...
* ForTheEvulz & ForScience: Unlike the other Desians, Kvar doesn't seem to need much motivation to be a complete bastard.
* GoodHairEvilHair: He has slicked-back hair, which is a common hairstyle for bad guys.
* HilariousOuttakes: His voice actor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPrgsqPc_5g somehow managed to have this little gem slipped into the game's files]]...
* LackOfEmpathy: He casually [[spoiler: tells Lloyd about his father killing Anna with no change in tone or facial expression. He even seems amused when Lloyd gets angry.]]
* MadScientist
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: Somewhat. He's alive at the game's beginning but you don't find out ''quite'' how far the depths of his depravity go until after you've killed him.]]
* ShockAndAwe
* SmugSnake
* SquishyWizard
* TheStarscream:
** Like Magnius, he seeks to replace Pronyma as the leader of the Grand Cardinals.
** May also be one to Yggdrasill, since he was involved with [[spoiler:Rodyle's plan to rebuild the Mana Cannon and use it against Cruxis. It's never stated exactly how much he knew about the plan, though but the game implies that Kvar and Rodyle were working rather closely together. Rodyle even refers to him as "Lord Kvar".]]
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: It sounds like a mix of Indian and an upper-class British accent.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rodyle]]
!!'''Rodyle'''
!!! Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP, game), Creator/BinShimada (JP, OVA), Creator/DaranNorris (EN)

The leader of the Remote Island Ranch and one of the main Desian researchers.

* ArchEnemy: For Presea.
* BigBadWannabe: Plans to overthrow Yggdrassil. As far the player can tell, Yggdrassil doesn't take him for a threat [[spoiler: Mithos decided to go and let Lloyd and his friends deal with him as opposed to killing him himself.]]
* DirtyCoward: For the most part he runs rather than fights.
* DishingOutDirt
* DragonRider: Not in battle, but uses one as his main mode of transportation.
* EvilGenius
* GigglingVillain
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: He mutates himself into an Exbelua when you fight him... [[UnwittingPawn albeit not willingly]].]]
* SmugSnake: Believes himself to be the cleverest of the Desian Grand Cardinals but ends up [[spoiler:being manipulated by the Renegades into building the Mana Cannon for them, as well as tricked by Pronyma, who gives him a Cruxis Crystal that [[BodyHorror turns him into an Exbelua when he equips it]].]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:He seeks to take over Cruxis.]]
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]]: [[spoiler:He fails, but manages to force Botta into a HeroicSacrifice]].

[[/folder]]
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[[folder:Remiel]]
!!'''Remiel'''

An Angel sent down from Cruxis to guide Colette on her Journey of Regeneration, Remiel is said to be Colette's true father and tells her of the locations of the seals in Sylvarant. [[spoiler: Or so we think...]]

Tropes associated with Remiel:

* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler: He asks for Kratos' help after the party defeat him, but Kratos refuses.]]
* ArmourPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler: When Lloyd protests about Colette being taken away, Remiel answers, "The Chosen's soul will save the world. Are you saying you would choose one soul over the entire world?"]]
* [[spoiler: BlondesAreEvil]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Colette, my daughter." [[spoiler: Invoked in-universe to make Colette trust him more.]]
* [[spoiler: DragonWithAnAgenda]]: [[spoiler: What Remiel ''thinks'' he is- he only took the role of guide to Colette because he thought that Yggdrasill would then make him one of the Seraphim. But in the end, he was just another pawn to Yggdrasill.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh]] [[spoiler: Once he shows his true colors.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilIsHammy]]: [[spoiler: His voice gets ''much'' deeper and more dramatic after he reveals he lied to everyone.]]
* [[spoiler: HalfHumanHybrid]]: [[spoiler: He's not really an Angel, he's a half-elf that evolved using Cruxis Crystals.]]
* [[spoiler: LightIsNotGood]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: To Colette.[[spoiler: He's not. He just went along with it because it made him seem more trustworthy. He even calls Colette and Lloyd out on it, although Colette admits she guessed he was lying.]]
* [[spoiler: TomatoSurprise]]: [[spoiler: One of the first big ones of the game.]]
* TranquilFury: He gets annoyed if Colette goes to the seals in the wrong order, but he dismisses it by saying it doesn't matter as long as she completes them all.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kuchinawa]]
!!'''Kuchinawa'''

A ninja from Mizuho, Kuchinawa is a childhood friend of Sheena's and brother of Orochi. [[spoiler: It is revealed that Kuchinawa bears a huge grudge against Sheena for failing to make a pact with Volt, and he is actually working with the Pope and Vharley to try and capture the party. Eventually, he challenges Sheena to a duel and leaves Mizuho in disgrace.]]

Tropes associated with Kuchinawa:

* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: He leaves Mizuho in disgrace after he loses to Sheena. It's implied by Orochi that he might change his ways.]]
* [[spoiler: TheDragon]]: [[spoiler: To Vharley.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilFormerFriend]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler: Subverted, he was only pretending to be on Sheena's side at first to plant a charm on Sheena, allowing the Papal Knights to keep tracking the party.]]
* [[spoiler: InterruptedSuicide]]: [[spoiler:He tries to finish himself off when Sheena beats him, but he's stopped by herself and Lloyd.]]
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: He blames Sheena for failing to control Volt, even though she was incredibly inexperienced at the time and couldn't understand Volt's language. He also bears anger towards her because she couldn't go through with killing Colette.]]
* NobleDemon: [[spoiler: He appears to agree when Sheena asks he spare the party in exchange for allowing him to kill her, although Zelos says the Papal Knights probably would have taken everyone else out, anyway.]]
** [[spoiler: He also returns the document containing important information of how to make a Rune Crest in exchange for Corrine's Bell, [[RevengeBeforeReason even if it directly helps the party]]. He agrees to fight Sheena alone in Mizuho, according to village customs.]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Orochi's Blue. They even wear their respective Oni colours.
* TheResenter: [[spoiler: To Sheena. BIG TIME.]]
* SiblingYinYang: With Orochi. [[spoiler: Orochi never blamed Sheena for the Volt incident, and even congratulates her when she successfully makes a pact with him.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainHasAPoint]]: [[spoiler: Not about Volt- that was a case of PoorCommunicationKills, but he is right in saying that Sheena's failure to kill Colette put Mizuho in danger.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vharley]]
!! '''Vharley'''

An exsphere broker, he is working with both The Pope and Rodyle to distribute exspheres around Tethe'alla.

Tropes associated with Vharley:

* AnimeHair: Sports a rather stupid-looking Mohawk.
* ArchEnemy: Both to Regal and Presea- it was Vharley who [[spoiler: was responsible for turning Alicia into a monster, then he had Regal sent to prison because Regal's gave Alicia a MercyKill, and then tried the same project on Presea and introduced her to Rodyle.]]
* TheDragon: To both Rodyle and the Pope.
* FatBastard
* GutturalGrowler
* LackOfEmpathy: Arguably one of the worst cases in the same (after perhaps Rodyle and Kvar), he taunts Regal over [[spoiler: Alicia's mutation]], completely doesn't care when the party kills Rodyle, his employer, because he still has the Pope to work with. [[spoiler: And he assists the Pope in obtaining some poison to assassinate the King of Tethe'alla. Luckily, Lloyd, Raine, Zelos and co put a stop to it.]]
* TheUnfought: The party run into him in the Meltokio sewers [[spoiler: at first, it looks like a fight will happen, but Presea promptly cuts him down with her axe.]]

[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:No´she]]
!!'''Noishe'''
A dog-like companion of Lloyd.

Tropes associated with Noishe:
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Noishe acts like a ordinary dog, but he's not. Through a number of skits and one side-quest, you find out that Noishe is actually a creature known as a Protozoan, supposedly the first creature to have been born on the planet. It evolves during the course of its own life, starting off as a single-celled organism, then a fish, then a bird, then the dog-like form, then 'another' form, then finally a human that fights evil. It is also said that Noishe himself (possibly in his previous form) accompanied Mithos and Co. on their journey 4000 years ago.
* CowardlyLion: He runs away whenever he sees a monster. [[spoiler:However, it's implied he got this fear after protecting an infant Lloyd from Anna in her monster form.]]
* {{Expy}}: A monster wolf called Orion in TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld greatly resembles Noishe.
* HeroicDog: Subverted in that he's not really a dog, despite acting like one, but Noishe fit this trope when he protected Lloyd when [[spoiler:his mother-turned monster attacked him.]]
* StealthPun: Noishe matches the physical description of a Scottish mythological Cu Sith, which is pronounced Cu Shee.
** For those not familiar with the name, it' feline counterpart is Cait Sith, which was a puppet and party member in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Noishe is played up as a major character in the beginning, even appearing in several skits and being the one thing Lloyd has that came from his [[ParentalAbandonment dead/estranged parents]], but is dropped roughly the time that the team makes it into Tethe'alla. He still appears occasionally (in stables, when the whole team is split up). His one useful ability, using Long-Range Mode, was also overshadowed greatly by the [[GlobalAirship Rheairds]] before the end of the first disk, though the game does actually go into a little more detail about him.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yuan Ka-Fei]]
!!'''Yuan Ka-Fei'''
!!! Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Chris Edgerly (EN), Creator/KimStrauss (EN, ''Dawn of the New World'')

The leader of the Renegades, a group of half-elves who oppose the Desians. Both cynical and ruthless, he [[spoiler:was one of Mithos' companions and is currently one of the Seraphim of Cruxis, although he is no longer loyal to Mithos.]]

Tropes associated with Yuan:

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Implied. He doesn't seem to have any kind of moral compass. So long as he gets what he wants, that's all that matters.
* AdaptationExpansion: He got a much bigger role and a great deal more screen time in the OVA, to the extent that his [[spoiler:mana transfer]] - one of the things accused of being an AssPull in the original game - is here turned into an actual plan.
* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BroodingBoyGentleGirl: He says he had this relationship to Martel.]]
* TheChessmaster
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* DeadpanSnarker
* DespairEventHorizon: Part of his backstory.
* DoubleWeapon: A double-bladed {{BFS}}. The OVA indicates that he started off with a normal sword.
* TheDragon: Botta is his.
* DualBoss: With Botta.
* [[spoiler:FallenHero]]
* FigureItOutYourself: Because he's too impatient to explain... and because he's kind of a dick.
* FriendlyEnemy [=/=] TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou [=/=] VitriolicBestBuds [=/=] WorthyOpponent: Cycles through all four of them with [[spoiler:Kratos]] in the OVA, which gives a ''lot'' more development to his character.
* GoodAllAlong: For a certain value of "[[AntiHero good]]".
* GoodIsNotNice: While his goals match those of the party, he still is a jerk to them even when he's not [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor fighting them]] and his methods are more [[WellIntentionedExtremist morally ambiguous]].
** He tends to be at least more reasonable and less outright-insulting when speaking to Raine, Genis or Sheena. Lloyd...not so much.
* GreenEyes
* [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Flits between the two, depending on who's in the room with him.
* [[spoiler:LaResistance: The Renegades]]
* [[LostWeddingRing Lost Engagement Ring]]
* MrExposition
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After [[spoiler:his plan to germinate the great seed causes to Kharlan Tree to go out of control]].
* NecessaryEvil
* PetTheDog: A short sidequest reveals [[spoiler:the ring you picked up in Hima is his engagement ring to Martel. You've just followed him as he looked for it all over both worlds. He's been wearing it for 4000 years, and when it turns out you have it, he's willing to swallow his pride and [[AintTooProudToBeg literally beg for its return]].]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld]]
* [[spoiler:RebelLeader]]
* TheRival: For [[spoiler:Kratos]].
* ShockAndAwe
* StoicSpectacles: In the "United World" OVA extra.
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants to end the cycle Mithos created an re-unite both worlds and regrow the Kharlan Tree, but he'll go to nearly any lengths to accomplish this.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Martel]]
!! '''Martel''' '''[[spoiler: Yggdrasill]]'''
!!! [[spoiler:Voiced by Misa Watanabe (JP), Kim Mai Guest (EN)]]

The Goddess worshipped by the church that bears her name. She is said to sleep at the center of the world out of grief for the sacrifice of her hero, Mithos. The Journey of Regeneration is a mission to awaken her so she will bless the world with mana once more. [[spoiler:In reality, Martel is no Goddess, but the hero Mithos' older sister. Cast out of Heimdall for being half-elves, she and her brother, along with Mithos' teacher, Kratos, and Martel's eventual lover, Yuan, took it upon themselves to end the Kharlan War in hopes of creating a world where humans, elves, half-elves, and dwarves could all live as equals. They succeeded in ending the war, but were betrayed by humans seeking the power of mana for themselves, and Martel was killed protecting the Great Seed. Mithos bound the Cruxis Crystal containing her soul to the Great Seed, and created the regeneration ritual in order to find a vessel to transfer her consciousness into in hope of resurrecting her. In the end, she becomes the dominant consciousness in the new Summon Spirit of the same name that was created to guard the new tree.]]

* [[spoiler:AllLovingHero: No matter how she was hurt and betrayed, she never gave up her love for the world. Colette even says that it wouldn't have been odd at all for Martel to hate the world like Mithos did.]]
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream: For four-thousand years, she watched helplessly from within her Cruxis Crystal as her brother corrupted the world.]]
* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: She becomes the dominant personality in the Summon Spirit Martel.]]
* [[spoiler:BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Yuan says she was the gentle girl to his brooding boy.]]
* [[spoiler:CleavageWindow]]
* CrystalDragonJesus
* [[spoiler:CurtainsMatchTheWindow]]
* [[spoiler:FourIsDeath: She is the fourth Seraphim of Cruxis, and also dead.]]
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: For Yuan.]]
* [[spoiler:MagicStaff: Carried one in life.]]
* [[spoiler: MoralityChain: To Mithos. When she died, everything went to hell.]]
* [[spoiler: NiceJobBreakingItHero: If she had accepted Tabatha as her vessel, Mithos would never have set up the Church of Martel to selectively-breed Chosen for her...of course, Mithos doesn't listen when Martel tells him what he did was wrong when he ''does'' successfully revive her.]]
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]
* [[spoiler:PowerGivesYouWings: Like Mithos, Kratos, and Yuan, she became an angel via a Cruxis Crystal.]]
* [[spoiler:PromotionToParent: She raised Mithos in place of their parents.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:RapunzelHair]]
* [[spoiler:WhatTheHellHero: Gives a blistering one to Mithos when she is briefly transferred into Colette's body.]]
* [[spoiler:WhiteMagicianGirl]]
* [[spoiler:[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabatha]]
!!'''Tabatha'''
!!! Voiced by: Miki Machi (JP), Kim Mai Guest (EN)

A strange girl who lives with Altessa and assists him. She speaks in a robotic voice. [[spoiler:She's a robot girl who was built to be Martel's new body rather than trying to breed a compatible Chosen One but Martel's soul seemed to be incompatible with her. In the end, it turns out that the 'incompatibility' was just Martel's refusal to return to life and Tabatha becomes the vessel for the spirit Martel who guards the revived Mana Tree]].
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Tropes associated with Tabatha:

* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: [[spoiler:"MITHOS SA~~VED ME..."]]
* EmotionlessGirl
* FriendToAllLivingThings: And nonliving, as shown by her scene with Presea about the loneliness of exspheres.
* HiddenDepths: She shows a lot of concern for Presea, and claims in one cutscene she can 'hear' the voices of exspheres.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Of a sort. [[spoiler: The whole reason she exists was to be an artificial vessel for Martel.]]
* RoboSpeak
* SoullessShell
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anna Irving]]
!!'''Anna Irving'''

Lloyd's late mother, who died many years before the beginning of ''Tales of Symphonia''. Lloyd soon learns that she was murdered by the Desians and this, along with their attack on Iselia village, inspires him to seek revenge against them. While she never appears in-game, the effect that she had on certain people resonates very strongly throughout the story.

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Tropes associated with Anna:

* TheGhost: It's not until the anime adaptation that we finally get to see what she looked like.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: When Dirk found her, she lived long enough only to pass on Lloyd, Noishe, and her Exsphere. As it happens, said Exsphere was [[spoiler:actually a Cruxis Crystal; giving its user powers on the level of an angel.]]
* KilledOffForReal [=/=] [[spoiler:TragicMonster]]: Long before the story began. [[spoiler:As it happens, she was turned into a monster by Kvar and Kratos was force to kill her.]]
* [[spoiler:MercyKill: After she was turned into a monster by Kvar, she begged Kratos to kill her so that she wouldn't hurt him or their son.]]
* PluckyGirl [=/=] ThePollyanna [=/=] WideEyedIdealist: Implied. While we never get acquainted with her character, something about her managed to inspire the broody [[spoiler:Kratos]] to pull a temporary HeelFaceTurn and try to overturn the BigBad's plans. The fact that her limited appearances in the anime generally have her smiling optimistically seem to confirm this.
* PhlebotinumRebel‎: Subverted. She was made the host for a special type of Exsphere. She managed to escape and lived on the run long enough to have a child but, unfortunately, she never got to actually use her Exsphere's powers before [[spoiler:she was turned into a monster]].
* PosthumousCharacter: She never physically appears in the story but she makes a surprisingly large impact on it nonetheless.
* TragicKeepsake: Her Exsphere, which Lloyd inherited.

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