A list of the characters found in the Playstation era EasternRPG ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}''.

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[[folder:Playable Characters]]
!Ashley Winchester

A young man who belongs to a military organization called the Musketeers, later promoted to a special task force code-named [=ARMs=]. After a terrorist attack he finds himself [[CursedWithAwesome burdened with great power.]] His weapon is an advanced [[BayonetYa bayonet]].

* AwesomeMcCoolName: His name is Ashley Winchester and he's just a freeloader in a bread shop.
* BackgroundMusicOverride: When in Knightblazer form. ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome All the time.]]''
* BigDamnHeroes: Ashley does this a few times.
* {{BFS}}: Both his bayonet's blade, which is ridiculously large, and Argetlahm.
* DemonicPossession: He is possessed by Lord Blazer at the end of the prologue, but is actually able to keep him in check and even gets a SuperMode from him. [[spoiler:Until the final battle, that is.]]
* DuelBoss: He's got quite a few boss fights where he has to fight alone. In order, we've got [[WarmupBoss Kalivos]], Trask, [[DiscOneFinalBoss Vinsfield]], [[spoiler: [[ShesAManInJapan Caina]]]], Grauswein and [[spoiler: [[ClimaxBoss Lord Blazer.]]]]
* EmpathicWeapon: Argetlahm
* EnemyWithin: He fuses with a demon destined to destroy the world.
* EvolvingWeapon: You can buy upgrades for it as you go along.
* GenderBlenderName: For those who don't realize that "Ashley" was once more prominently a guy's name.
* HenshinHero: Via Access. Ashely transforms into a being that is a balance between [[spoiler: Lord Blazer, a Demon King and the Arghetlahm, a Holy Sword.]]
* InvoluntaryTransformation: His transformation into the demon-thing Protoblazer in the first part of the main story.
* TheKidWithTheLeash: He must contain [[spoiler: Lord Blazer]] within himself.
* LightningBruiser: Especially when he obtains Access.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: His Knightblazer form.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: His Knight Blazer form.

!Lilka Eleniak

A teenage wizard-in-training who takes her missing sister's place in the team, despite her self-doubts. She fights with [[ParasolOfPain umbrellas]].

* [[spoiler:AllLoveIsUnrequited: It later becomes clear that Lilka is in love with Ashley, but can't have him because he's in love with Marina.]]
* BigEater: Like [[VideoGame/WildArms1 Cecilia]] before her, and like Cecilia justified by her being a Crest Sorceress who needs the extra calories.
* BlackMagicianGirl
* ChildMage
* CuteWitch
* GirlishPigtails: A variation, combined with TomboyishSidetails.
* HairDecorations
* ImprobableWeaponUser
* IneptMage: Though only really when teleporting.
* ParasolOfPain
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Symbolizing innocence. Evident in her official art as well as her battle end pose.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Jelly rolls. (Yakisoba bread in the original Japanese version.)

!Brad Evans

A large man who is an expert in heavy weapons and explosives. Originally the hero of a revolution, he was later imprisoned for "war crimes" (before joining ARMS.) He uses metal gloves as his weapons.

* {{Badass}}: He's even the only one who single-handledly has the necessary power to defeat [[SealedEvilInACan Ragu O'Ragula]]. Not only is he Badass, but just [[WalkingShirtlessScene watch him move]].
* ClearMyName: Brad is falsely accused of [[spoiler: the nuclear destruction of his home country]]. Possibly subverted in that he's never officially cleared.
* ClosetKey: Billy seems to be this for Brad. Not that Brad was ever ''necessarily'' closeted, as he doesn't always volunteer details about his personal life either way.
* [[spoiler: DeadPersonImpersonation: A positive variation: he is actually filling in for his crippled best friend.]]
* EvolvingWeapon: Like Ashley's bayonet, you can buy upgrades for his bazooka.
* ExplosiveLeash: His collar.
* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead: His almost HeroicSacrifice.]]
* GentleGiant: He's tall and fierce-looking, and even more formidable in battle. But to ordinary people, he's actually surprisingly affable and level-headed. Just very reserved about the details of his background.
* HomoeroticSubtext: With Billy, in the Western localization. It's less subtext and more text in the Japanese game.
* KillSat: Sky Eye.
* MightyGlacier
* TheScapegoat: He was imprisoned for 5 years for a crime he didn't commit.
** More than that: Brad was on ''death row.''
* StraightGay: With Billy Pilder.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: This is half-true, as his shirt has only one shoulder strap, showing a good portion of his torso at all times.

!Kanon

A bionic, female bounty hunter, who at first opposes the group but later joins it. She uses daggers (and her bionic implants) in combat.

* ArtificialLimbs: Her arm.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax
* FragileSpeedster
* HeroAntagonist: Until after the third time you fight.
* HonorBeforeReason: Kanon is obsessed with her family honor.
* KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand: She's put in this position with regards to Ashley. [[spoiler:She stays her hand, of course.]]
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer
* RedemptionDemotion: Kanon seems to stop being so awesomely powerful when she joins the party (at least until you unlock her later skills). Justified, as she took a tremendous amount of damage in a short time before joining the party and it's a miracle she's still alive at all, let alone being able to move. Also, she was [[ExplosiveOverclocking overclocking]] her cybernetics in the first place (explaining her status as ThatOneBoss), which she can't do afterwards.
* RecurringBoss
* WakeUpCallBoss: She is ''ridiculously'' powerful and fast, even if you've been pouring your Personal Skill points into the GameBreaker skills. [[ThatOneBoss And let's not even talk about the later two fights.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!Tim Rhymeless

An innocent boy who discovers he's the ChosenOne to receive powers from the planet's spirits. Fights with a [[MagicStaff staff]].

* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins
* ChekhovsGunman: He is introduced a good long while before he becomes vastly important to the game's plot, although his giving Ashley a Guardian Medium and his "enter name" screen having a portrait are big clues.
* ChildMage
* HairDecorations
* MysticalWaif
* SummonMagic: He provides this for all the heroes.
* [[WhiteMagicianGirl White Magician Boy]]: At first, although he wanders more into TheRedMage territory later.

!Marivel Armitage

A female inventor who helps the team with their technological needs. She becomes playable after a specific subquest, where it is revealed that she's actually [[spoiler:the last of a race of vampire-like beings]]. A pair of robots fight for her.

* ChildMage: Or at least, she looks like a child.
* [[spoiler:FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire]]
* HumongousMecha: Marivel uses these in her summon magic.
* ImprobableWeaponUser
* InsufferableGenius
* [[spoiler:LastOfHerKind]]
* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent]]
* PowerCopying: Marivel can learn certain enemy abilities thanks to her [[spoiler: vampiric heritage]].
* SummonMagic
* [[spoiler:VampiresAreSexGoddesses: Tony has an enormous fetish for Marivel's vampiric side.]]
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[[folder:Allies]]
!Irving Vold Valeria

The commander of [=ARMs=]. He purchased the unit after it was decimated in a terrorist attack, and appointed Ashley, Lilka, and Brad as its initial members.

* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: He's pulling the strings behind everything. And we mean ''everything.'']]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself along with his sister to stop the end of the world.]]
* NecessaryEvil: [[spoiler: He formed both the heroes and the villains as a two-tiered plan to gather information as well as global resources in order to stop a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie sentient]] [[AnotherDimension dimension]] from swallowing their world. The villains could use whatever tactics they wanted; and the heroes would be able to get the combined support of the world's governments who wanted them to stop the villains.]]
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* XanatosGambit: He pulls off a masterful gambit by [[spoiler: creating both the heroes and the villains' organizations. Whichever side wins, Valeria will have united the whole world in pursuit of his true goal - the destruction of the Kuiper Belt. The world would NEVER have united in time to stop it without his creation of a threat. Of course, if ODESSA won, they'd stop the threat too.]]

!Altaecia Rune Valeria

Irving's sister, who supports him unconditionally.

* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices herself along with her brother to stop the end of the world.]]
* HonorBeforeReason
* PimpedOutDress: Her {{pink| means feminine}} dress.

!Amy and Kate

Irving's telepathic assistants, who operate the communication device, and also the chateau [[spoiler: once it starts flying.]]

* BridgeBunnies
* PsychicPowers

!Pooka

A "sub spirit" that Tim can summon, which is sort of like a Guardian Lite. He serves as Tim's first tool.

* {{Expy}}: Of Hanpan from [[VideoGame/WildArms1 the frist game]], at least as far as his appearance and uses go.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* ThirdPersonPerson

!Lombardia

A biomechanical dragon that can turn into an jet.

* GlobalAirship
* HumongousMecha
* OurDragonsAreDifferent

!Anastasia [[spoiler: Valeria]], The Sword Magess

A young woman who fought against evil using the sword Argetlahm. She is revered in the present day.

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her Wolf]]: She and Lucied have been together almost forever.
* AnimalMotifs: Her companion is a wolf-like god.
* {{Badass}}: You gotta admit, facing off against Lord Blazer back in the day with Lucied was pretty damn awesome. [[spoiler: Even though she didn't want that happening.]]
* {{BFS}}: Argetlahm
** EmpathicWeapon
* CoolBigSis: During the time Ashley [[spoiler: gets flung to the Memory Maze at the start of Disc 2,]] Anastasia calls herself as this.
* GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler:Anastasia and Lucied guide Ashley through a short dungeon at the beginning of Disc 2.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: In the past, to stop the Blaze of Disaster. [[spoiler: [[{{Deconstruction}} She reveals however that she didn't wanted to be a hero in the first place.]]]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler:When Ashley meets her in the Memory Maze, Anastasia reveals she never asked to be the hero and greatly wished to be able to just go back home and talk about inane things with her friends.]]
* ThePaladin: Combines healing magic and physical attacks.

!Lucied

The Guardian of Desire, and Anastasia's partner.

* DarkIsNotEvil
* GuestStarPartyMember
* LightningBruiser
* TimeAbyss: He is as old as the planet itself.
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[[folder:Non-Playable Characters]]
!Marina

Ashley's childhood friend, whose mother owns the bakery where Ashley lives.

* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend

!Tony Stark

A friend of Tim's whom Ashley rescues from kidnapers in the prologue.

* TotallyRadical: Dude!
* {{Keet}}
* ShoutOut: To IronMan.

!Scott Summers

Another friend of Tim's. The three of them are always together.

* ShoutOut: To Scott Summers (aka ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}) of the ComicBook/XMen.
* VerbalTic: He begins nearly every sentence with "in my humble opinion".
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[[folder:Odessa]]
!Vinsfeld Rhadamanthus

The leader of Odessa, a terrorist organization which seeks to take over the world.

* BonusBoss: [[spoiler: You can fight his ghost after defeating him.]]
* DuelBoss
* RecurringBoss
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!Cocytus

A group of four powerful individuals that fight for Odessa.

* FourIsDeath
* MeaningfulName / ShoutOutThemeNaming Cocytus is the ninth circle of Hell in ''TheDivineComedy'', and Antenora, Caina, Judecca, and Ptolomea are parts of it.
* RecurringBoss

!!Caina

The source of monsters for Odessa and the person who controls Randolf the Magic Key.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Caina loves Vinsfeld, who instead loves Antenora.
* DuelBoss
* ShesAManInJapan: His feelings towards Vinsfeld were too much for Western censors, who changed his gender to female. This was easy to do with someone as [[{{Bishonen}} androgynous-looking]] as Caina. [[ManlyGay Brad]], on the other hand...
* HomoeroticSubtext: With Vinsfeld, leading to the above trope.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The aforementioned magic key.
* PsychoSupporter
* StraightGay

!!Antenora

An assassin and strategist for Odessa. [[spoiler: She joined Odessa in order to exact revenge on Vinsfeld, who was responsible for the deaths of her family.]]

* [[spoiler:BestServedCold]]
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches down to the backs of her knees ''while in a ponytail''.
* TomboyishPonytail
* [[spoiler:TheVamp: To Vinsfeld. Getting him to love her and allowing herself to be killed, just so that he can know the same anguish of loss as she did when Vinsfeld murdered her family.]]

!!Ptolomea

A very tall man and the leader of Odessa's troops. He's prone to spouting cheesy lines and uses a windmill-like three-bladed claw as a weapon.

* AntiVillain[=/=]FriendlyEnemy: For someone who fights you most of the times you meet him, Ptolomea is unfailingly respectful. [[spoiler:When he finally meets his end, he honorably asks your group to see to the safety of his men.]]
* BoisterousBruiser
* AFatherToHisMen
* ImprobableWeaponUser

!!Judecca

Odessa's hitman and an expert marksman, and a sadist to the core.

* AdjustingYourGlasses: Pushes them up and down rapidly when he's excited - which is usually when he's about to kill someone.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: After the party spells out to him what a monster he is.]]
* DuelBoss
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* PsychoForHire

!Liz and Ard

The game's comic relief villains, and Odessa's science division. Liz is prone to spouting nearly-nonsensical poetry, while his companion can [[PokemonSpeak only say "Ard"]].

* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* CloudCuckoolander: Liz, courtesy of GoodBadTranslation.
* DualBoss
* ForScience: Liz
* GoldfishPoopGang
* GoodBadTranslation: All of Liz's dialogue. Already a comic relief character and one half of the game's GoldfishPoopGang, his "poetic" Japanese dialogue was translated literally. The result is both [[TranslationTrainWreck incomprehensible]] and hilarious.
* {{Harmless Villain}}s
* InsufferableGenius: Liz.
* PokemonSpeak: Ard. Liz can translate this one word into long sentences, but it's unknown how accurate he is.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RecurringBoss
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[[folder:Other Antagonists]]
!Lord Blazer

The demon possessing Ashley, who is destined to destroy the world.

* DuelBoss
* EldritchAbomination
* EnemyWithin: To Ashley.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent

!Kuiper Belt

[[spoiler: A ''sentient'' alternate universe, that's looking to devour Filgaea. The discovery of it is what led to formation of Odessa, as an UnwittingPawn organization to create a threat that would engender a movement with the capacity to mobilize the resources needed to drive it off or destroy it.]]

* AlienSky: Causes one called the "Stain Paradigm." First it makes the sky dark blue with flickering black, and then near the end of the game fills it with psychedelic purple patterns.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: The closest thing the game has to a true one.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Along with EldritchLocation, though we don't see many of its inhabitants.]]
* [[spoiler: PlanetEater: It is an entire living universe that eats worlds, one of the most fantastic menaces ever conceived.]]
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