Characters / Agarest Senki

Here's a list of the main characters of Agarest Senki or known to the US as Record of Agarest War and Agarest Generations of War in EU. Please put the tropes of characters that appear in other generations in their own categories.

Be warned that there WILL be spoilers in this page.

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Characters from Agarest Senki :

    Characters debuting in Generation 1 

Leonhardt Raglen

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Voiced by: Takashi Kondo

The protagonist of Generation 1 who started the process of becoming a Spirit Vessel. He has a good reason to do this, but he unfortunately gave his descendants a lot of trouble thanks to his actions.
  • The Ace: A superb swordsman and military leader who is admired by nearly every person he meets. This gets deconstructed in later generations where the pressure of living up to his legacy weighs heavily on all of his descendents.
  • Adorkable: When forced to act like a normal person, Leonhardt becomes almost laughably awkward.
  • Ancestral Weapon: His sword, Treasure Sword Of Oath, is one.
  • Awesome McCool Name: Leonhardt Raglen?
  • Badass: To put this in perspective, in the beginning, he renounced his humanity and station to save Ellis (in a sense, doing a g-rated equivalent to flipping the bird to one of the most powerful kingdoms in the nation). After this, he proceeds to beat the crap out of his former squad, including his former second in command and his superior.
    • Badass Family: The head of it! He's a badass, the wife he eventually marries is a badass, their son is a badass, their daughter-in-law is a badass... it's just five continuous generations of badasses breeding together.
    • Badass Grandpa: Becomes one eventually.
    • Badass Longcoat: Sports a nice looking one.
    • Badass Normal: Before his contract with Dyshana. Stood up against his superior and his men and was still able to win.
  • Big Good: Alongside Dyshana, though in his case it's more for his heroic spirit and charisma rather than any sort of power.
  • Bishōnen: It starts with him and runs in the family from thereon.
  • Chick Magnet: He's got at least four women interested in him, and likely at least a few more.
  • The Chosen One: Him and his entire descendants get chosen to be the seal to an evil god who started this mess.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Winfield gushes about hot springs, all Leonhardt can think of is boiling eggs in them. Not as bad as his son Ladius though.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He starts out in the game as a fairly decent fighter. He gets worf'd by the Dark Knight after two battles.
  • Deal with the Devil: In a sense he did with Dyshana, but it was more for a noble cause. Unfortunately, his descendants don't seem like the idea.
  • Deadpan Snarker: For example, upon being told that The Empire will hunt him down if he defects, he responds with a snarky "Your concern is appreciated".
  • Decoy Protagonist: He's in the artwork and promotional videos, and his name and image are present in the opening. He's not the protagonist of the game however; it's his great-great-grandson Rex who's the protagonist.
  • Disc One Nuke: Every single Agarest player out there would tell you to keep Leo because of his Willpower skills. His Energy + Unleash All + Parry = easy SP gain.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: He dreamed that he would be killed by a black knight. Three minutes later, he just did.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Somewhat. He'd fight to the death for ANYONE, Ellis was just the tipping point.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Zerva.
  • Flash Step: In the 2nd game, he gets this special treatment in his moving animation. Must be the result of his popularity.
  • The Hero: In the first generation.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His starting weapon is the Treasure Sword of Oath, which doubles as an Ancestral Weapon.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: He's hated by the other nobles.
  • Ideal Hero: Compared to his more flawed descendents, Leonhardt is about as much of a straight up hero as you can get.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: In the second game. Three quick strikes to your opponent counts as one hit!? Must be all that popularity...
  • Interspecies Romance: One of his three potential brides is Fyuria, the syrium, whereas he's human.
  • Japanese Pronouns: At the very beginning of the game he uses "Watashi", but when introducing himself to Ellis, stops mid-sentence and changes to the less-formal "Ore". (The change is not translated in the accomanying text in the English version because it wouldn't make much sense.)
  • Lolicon: At least according to Luana he's one...
  • Magikarp Power: In the second game he starts at level 1, and you can't get him until a little bit into the second generation. However this incredibly low starting level proves to be his strongest point, as by this point you'll have plenty of PP to pump up his stats, Vitality to be exact. You gain health at a rate of your level times your natural Vitality, making the stat exponentially more powerful the higher it is from lower levels. Combine this with him being one of the only characters able to learn No Fear, an ability that negates all damage per hit to the party equal to the caster's health, and he can easily reduce damage from a boss's Original Skill to nothing.
  • Master Swordsman: His nickname is credited to his skill in battle and the appearance of his sword.
  • Meaningful Name: Leonhardt has the heart of a lion.
  • Mighty Glacier: He has exceptional Strength and Vitality, but below average speed.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: And if Dyshana didn't show up, we'd get no game!
  • Oblivious to Love: Not to the extent of his son Ladius, but quite a few things fly over Leonhardt's head when it comes to romance.
  • Popularity Power: Out of every single Idea Factory/Compile Heart game, he's at the top of the line as to who people want at Agarest Senki 2.
    • And he does it again for Compile Heart's new game, Attouteki Yuugi Mugen Souls note .
  • Posthumous Character: After the 2nd generation.
  • Red Baron: Golden Leo
  • Road Cone: Before Zero was even released, Leo ruled out everyone but Friedelinde or Routier for Sieghart, and Mimel for Leonis... Unless Leonhardt is Not Quite Human.
    • There's one thousand years between Agarest and ZERO. Pretty sure the line would have been diluted by then.
  • Rousing Speech: Over a boulder blocking their way. No kidding.
  • Simple Yet Awesome: In the second game he is incredibly useful; No Fear, able to assist with higher ranks of Arc-en-ciel, his Original Skills when reversed cut a single enemy's stats drastically or push a large group of enemies' turns back, and his leadership bonus grants an increase to attack and defense and spreads the party so that they won't get hit in an group attack. He'd be a downright Game Breaker if it wasn't for the fact that he doesn't have any Finishing Strikes (though you could technically compensate by having the other three party members pull off said Finish Strikes).
  • Single-Stroke Battle: His first EX Skill one-slashing a group of enemies.
  • Super Mode: Unleash All. Obscenely high stat boosts that trigger whenever Leonhardt is at or below 25% health. In all honesty, there is no single enemy or boss that can really stand up to him when he's in that state. While his descendants and his ancestors get it as well, Leonhardt's notable in that he's the only one who gets it as his first Willpower.
  • Sword of Plot Advancement: His golden sword is pretty much used by his descendants.
    • Fridge Logic: Why you could not equip that sword even though the protagonists of each generation are seen holding it is beyond this troper. I mean, the sword itself has some pretty good stats, but you don't get to use it in gameplay until the True Ending path. At least Radiata Stories had some kind of justification for it, but not this game. The stats of the sword could have really saved Leo from Vashtor.
  • Sword Pointing: Does this all the time in cutscenes.
  • True Companions: With his party. Weaponized with Absolute End.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: How the other generals view him.
  • Wise Prince: He's a noble who ended up kicking off the events of the game by realizing how screwed up his country was and trying to fight against it.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: He is actually ZERO's protagonist Sieghait descendant and was fated to become a Spirit Vessel anyway ever since he was born.

Dyshana

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Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

"A true soldier becomes a shield for the weak, even if that means shedding his own blood."

The woman who gave Leonhardt and his descendants their destiny. Not much is known about her when you first encounter her.
  • Ambiguously Evil: The contract she makes with Leonhardt seems very suspicious, and she spends all of her time on the sidelines being cryptic, making her come off as a rather dubious character. Subverted when she actually aids Rex in stopping Chaos in the final hour, proving her credentials as a good guy.
  • Big Good: A position she shares with Leonhardt. While she's the all-powerful being who assigned him his journey, Leonhardt is generally seen more as this by his companions simply due to his charisma.
  • Creepy Monotone: Starts to snap out of it later on.
  • Deal with the Devil: She gave it to Leonhardt when she first met him who was nearly dying of wounds.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She comes off as rather cold and emotionless for most of the game, but warms up after a long time.
  • Deuteragonist: During the fifth generation.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Chaos.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: Joins incredibly late into the game, and only if the player is on the route to the true end, but proves to be the powerhouse you'd expect her to be.
  • Emotionless Girl: She has no emotions at first, but she develops some over time. Towards the end of the game, especially on during the true end, Dyshana proves to have plenty of untapped emotion within her.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Chaos’ Distaff Counterpart is the one who ends up redeeming herself.
  • Hot Goddess
  • Louis Cypher: She's part of Chaos.
  • Lightning Bruiser: A magically inclined one. For all of her short availability, Dyshana is one of the best mages the party can have.
  • Male Gaze: Your first CG is with her with a full body shot showing off her breasts and abs.
  • The Mole: She is actually one-half of Chaos sent by Chaos himself to destroy and rebuild the world because he sees that the world itself is getting out of hand. She betrays her boss at the end though.
  • Ms. Exposition: Justified in that she’s the only member of the party with any knowledge of how the pillars work, and also subverted in that she intentionally withholds information from them.
  • Mysterious Waif: You don’t learn anything about her in the first generation other than that she’s the one who gave the Raglen family their destiny. This changes in the later generations, but she still retains the characterization.
  • One-Winged Angel: Her "Chaos Dyshana" mode, which she only enters during the final battle. As expected, it's pretty damn strong.
  • Physical God: Is one half of Chaos.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Gets 6 of them in Chaos Dyshana mode.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Blue hair? Check. Initially has no emotions but gradually develops some? Check. Secretly a god? Check. Yup, she fits.
  • Screw Destiny: Completely betrays Chaos’ plans for the annihilation of all life at the final hour.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her primary weapon once you finally get her. It matches Chaos'.

Ellis

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Voiced by: Kana Ueda

The first female character encountered in the game. She was cornered by a group of soldiers and was saved by Leonhardt. Falls in love with him and promises to take care of his descendants
  • Badass Adorable: Summons a Demi-God at age 12 and can kick as much ass as the trained soldiers she travels with.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She falls in love with Leonhardt, but she could not spit it out (being twelve years old at that time). She takes care of his descendants to posthumously show her love for him.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Gets drunk quite easily.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: In a new scene in Zero's Digest Mode for the first game, it's revealed that Teonor is not really her grandfather, but simply found her in a sealed room on Erin with only a staff and note from her mother. This was her other reason for taking care of Leonhardt's descendants.
  • The Chick: The most caring, emotional and levelheaded person on the party throughout the game.
  • Child Prodigy: High Elves are extremely potent spell casters, but her being able to summon a Larva at the age of 12 is still considered an anomaly.
  • Cool Big Sis: Her dynamic with Duran can be best described as like a patient older sister trying to get her brother out of his shell.
  • Damsel in Distress: From the end of the fourth generation til the beginning of the fifth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: What she becomes in the second generation after getting older.
  • Kid with the Leash: She's Borgnine's master.
  • Last of Her Kind: One of the last pure blooded high elves who are living.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The light to Vira-Lorr's dark.
  • Precocious Crush: Clearly implied to have one on Leonhardt.
  • She's All Grown Up: From the second generation.
  • Squishy Wizard: She has low attack and defense, but her intelligence is so incredibly good that, combined with her insane range, she'll be useful throughout the entire game.
  • Tagalong Kid: In the first generation.
  • Team Mom: She takes care of the descendants of Leonhardt moreso than the rest.
  • Tritagonist: While the Deuteragonist spot jumps around between generations, Ellis remains central to the plot throughout without ever really stepping into the spotlight.
  • Tsundere: Mostly to Winfield and Thoma.
  • White Magician Girl: Naturally learns healing and light based magic.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: As both a child and adult her outfits have this.

Borgnine

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Voiced by: Yoshikazu Nagano

A larva accidentally summoned by Ellis. Leonhardt sees him and thinks he's an enemy who is going to eat Ellis; obviously he fights him. The fight gets cut short after Ellis clears up the misunderstanding. He at first does not have any emotion whatsoever, but begins to develop emotions the farther the story goes.
  • Badass: Being a minor god certainly helps him here.
  • The Big Guy: He's huge, strong and silent: a textbook Big Guy.
  • Brought Down to Normal: When summoned out of their dimension, Larva are forced to condense their power to match that of the person who summoned them, meaning Borgnine only uses a fraction of his true power throughout the game.
  • But Now I Must Go: Leaves Ellis towards the end of the game to return to his world to tell his Larva brethren what emotions are.
  • Character Development: Becomes more emotive as the game goes on
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Anyone would have suspected this guy to be evil when you first meet him. Until Ellis clears things up for Leo and the players.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As he starts to develop emotions, he becomes one of these.
  • God Was My Copilot: In unleashing combos at least.
  • Guardian Entity: What he was basically summoned as.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Eats Winfield per orders from Ellis. Even he doesn't wanna do it either.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Larvae are considered as lesser gods in this game.
  • Physical God: He's a Larva.
  • The Quiet One: He's a man of few words to be sure.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Vashtor's Red, though this only becomes obvious after the latter is revealed to be a Larva as well.
  • Satellite Character: Has little character beyond being Ellis' guardian initially, but gains more of a character later on.
  • The Stoic: Big time. Helped by the fact he literally doesn't have any emotions when he first joins the party.
    • Not So Stoic: More noticeable later on. Which is natural, since his whole character arc is him learning to feel emotions himself.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ellis, and by extension, the Raglens.

Vira-Lorr

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Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa

An onerthes who could see the future, but cannot anymore due to the visions being dark. All she sees is Leonhardt, his fate, and his descendants. She has a third eye which she does not bother hiding even though her kind is being hunted.
  • Badass: Her race has been hunted to near extinction and the remaining few stay in hiding in fear of becoming hunted themselves. Vira-Lorr proudly shows off her third eye and fights off any potential hunters with a smile on her face.
  • Be Yourself: Risks being killed at any given moment to do this.
  • Boobs of Steel: Averted. Despite her large chest she's more magically oriented.
  • Christmas Cake: She's attractive, but she's over 25. Just don't remind her.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts like one towards Ellis.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The biggest one on the team, and that's saying something.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Her main element is earth.
  • Informed Ability: Her visions rarely if ever come into play in the plot. Justified in that the forces of darkness are obscuring their power.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though she's snarky and lazy, mostly that's a reaction to the fact people are so prejudiced against her race she's had to fight off bounty hunters all her life. She's a lot warmer than she first appears.
  • Lady Drunk: Vira-Lorr Loves her alcohol.
  • Lazy Bum: Noted to do little more than sit around, drink and snark at camp.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The dark feminine to Ellis' light.
  • Magic Knight: When you first get her, she can equip both wands and swords, though later on her physical abilities will be far outclassed by other fighters.
  • Seer: Like all onerthes, that third eye gives her the ability to see the future. Supposedly.
  • The Smart Guy: Her cool head, magical skills and cognitive abilities clearly make her this to the Raglan family guardians. She is also quite good at strategizing during major battles for someone who has never served in the army.
  • The Tease: She loves to flirt and mess with peoples heads, which fits with her being The Trickster in general.
  • Waif Prophet: She used to be one, but she's pretty much given up on it, because her visions have grown too dark to make out.

Zerva

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Voiced by: Jun Domon

A syrium who fights against the Gridamas due to the fact that his kind has been persecuted. He's also the older brother of Fyuria. Initially, he hates Leonhardt due to the fact that his kind is being persecuted, but later develops a strong sense of friendship with him. He later promises Leonhardt that he would take care of his descendants.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Towards Fyuria, thoug he does care deeply for her.
  • Anti-Hero: Introduced as a type IV, but eventually mellows out to a type II.
  • Asexuality: Never shows interest in anything more than a platonic relationship towards anyone for over one hundred years.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Has elements of this towards all of Leonhardt's descendents, most notably Ladius.
  • Character Development: Initially cold to the party simply for having humans in it, after travelling with Leonhardt for a while he realizes that every race has good and bad people and generally gets over his racism. By the second generation he's happily raised Leonhardt's son as his own with no complaints.
  • The Comically Serious: Whenever he's in a funny cutscene, he'll be this.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a syrium, and in general looking like a stereotypical JRPG villian, he's one of Leonhardt and his descendants' most loyal allies.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates humans with a burning passion, though Leonhardt manages to get him over this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cold and distant to everybody at first, but clearly a good person deep down.
  • The Lancer: The only other experienced military leader on the team besides Leonhardt, the two butt heads over their leadership strategies frequently early on but grow to become the most trusted of allies by the end of the first generation. This extends to the following generations, where Zerva takes on a sort of advisor role towards Leonhardt's descendants.
    • The phrase "Zerva, your in charge." even becomes a sort of Running Gag later on.
  • Magic Knight: Initially a decent fighter as well as a great mage, though as time goes on his melee skills fall behind the rest of the party and he's forced into being a straight mage.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Downplayed in comparison to the girls, but Zerva is a stoic Bishōnen who constantly wears tight-fitting leather armor that accentuates his muscles. He's got a few real life fangirls because of this.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Initially wary of Fyuria's relationship with Leonhardt, but after warming up to him admits the he is happy to have his sister marry such a good man.
  • Older Than They Look: He's at least 160 years old when Leonhardt meets him.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Syrium are closer to traditionally dark elves than Agarest dark elves are, and he certainly thinks he's better at first.
  • Parental Substitute: To Ladius, who picked up many of his mannerisms.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: At first. He mellows out by the second generation.
  • Sinister Scythe: His default weapon.
  • The Stoic: Not nearly to the extent of Dyshana or Borgnine, but Zerva tends to keep his cool at all times.
  • The Straight Man: Whenever he's forced into a humorous scene, he'll be this.
  • Unwanted Assistance: He'll chastise you for healing him instead of attacking an enemy.

Winfield

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Voiced by: Masayuki Kato

A normal human who stole the Bracelet of the Covenant and is cursed to live a long life and that it slowly turns him into one of the Dark Knights. Whoever holds the bracelet is tasked to give it to the evil god and therefore cannot die until his purpose is finished. Of course, Winfield wouldn't want any of that so he joins the party.
  • Anti-Hero: Type IV from beginning to end, though he's a nice enough guy that you might not always notice.
  • Badass Abnormal: The only human to stay on the team for the entire game due to the immortality granted to him by his bracelet.
  • Born Unlucky: His parents and girlfriend die before the game begins and it only gets worse from there.
  • Bromantic Foil: To all of the Raglans. Some appreciate it more than others.
  • Butt Monkey: You'd feel sorry for this guy with how often he gets beat up.
  • Chewing the Scenery: With Thoma, especially at the hot springs. This behavior is largely what gets him caught as he spends so much time doing it he fails to notice that he's been noticed until confronted.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Oh so much. As much as he's willing to be a pervert, most of his rules regarding women can be summed up as "Never do anything to truly anger or harm them.".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Tends to amp up his own incompetence to throw people off of the fact that he's an extremely deadly fighter with the power of a god.
  • Cursed with Awesome: His curse is that he gets to be one of the Dark Knights if he doesn't find a way to get rid of that Bracelet. That and the fact that he has to bring it to an evil god. The catch however? He can't die because of it which helps out the party.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets a large amount of focus during the third generation.
  • Hand Cannon: You can let him equip one and he wields it one handed!
    • Said Hand Cannon is the most powerful gun (and possibly possessing the highest atk stat in the game) called Revolver Cannon, which is also from or originated in Blazing Souls as Zellos' exclusive weapon. As for the firing one handed, Zellos has cybernetic arms for limbs, how Winfield manages it one has to wonder.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Literally with Thoma, who spent the entirety of his life hanging out with Winfield. And what a bromance it was.
  • Hidden Depths: Much of his behavior is largely an act to cope with his losses and his curse. By the fourth generation his frustration with his immortality and it's strain on his soul starts to become so obvious even Dyshana comments on it.
  • Hot Springs Episode: Every single hot springs episode ends with him getting beaten up by Borgnine.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: A balanced fighter all around, though late game he'll come closer to being a Glass Cannon: putting out great numbers but not taking much of a hit.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a perverted crook whose willing to break the rules to get himself an edge over his opponent, but also clearly possesses a strong sense of justice and genuinely cares about his teammates.
  • Moment Killer: If Duran winds up with Hilda in the tsunami event, Winfield is the one who finds them. Being Winfield, he proceeds to make fun of them.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Like Zerva, it's downplayed, but Winfield is constantly flashing his chiseled abs directly at the camera.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's actually one of the brightest minds on the team, and his buffoonery is largely an act.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Guess where Thoma learned it from?
  • Revenge: Why he went to steal the bracelet was because his girlfriend died during the invasion of the Gridamas empire.
  • Sad Clown: Winfield is the game's primary comic relief, but also one of its most tragic characters. It reaches a point where even he starts Lampshading it.
  • Sidetracked by the Analogy: Happens when Leonhardt thinks about boiling eggs in a hot spring. He quickly catches himself doing this and gets back to the matter at hand.
  • Sixth Ranger: Likely to be the last character to join the party in generation one, and easily the biggest Wild Card of the group. He also functions as both The Lancer and The Smart Guy later on due to his contrast with the heroes and skill at strategy respectively.
  • Spanner in the Works: Let's just say that Summeril would have been able to complete his evil plan if the bracelet just didn't choose Winfield.
  • Stepford Smiler: Becomes much more apparent later on.
  • The Strategist: He's surprisingly the most capable strategist the party ever gets.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ellis, Zerva, and to an extent, the entire party.

Fyuria

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Voiced by: Rumi Shishido

One of the three love interests of the first generation. She is a syurium herself and is the younger sister of Zerva. She initially hates Leonhardt mainly due to the fact that she hates humans, but as time goes on, she accepts Leonhardt and even loves him by the end of the first generation.
  • A-Cup Angst: Heavily implied to be self concious about her lack of endowment.
  • Anti-Hero: A type III who can slink into a type IV when pushed far enough.
  • Badass: A given, though she stands out compared to the other two potential brides.
  • Betty and Veronica: An interesting play on this. While she is both a Syrium and a complete stranger as opposed to a human and a childhood friend like Elaine, she comes off as the Veronica, however, Elaine is a Spoiled Sweet Noble while she’s a down to earth commoner, giving her strong elements of the Betty as well.
  • Broken Bird: Can we really blame her for despising all Gridamas army after what they've done to her?!
  • Character Development: Leonhardt manages to peel away her icy exterior and makes her let out her suppressed emotions as well as softening her view on humans considerably.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Fyuria puts it in another level with a micro skirt.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Although she was never really an Ice Queen to anyone who wasn’t a human, and even then, for good reason, Leo still manages to warm her up.
  • Deuteragonist: The first generation has a major focus on the conflict between Syrium and humans, and Fyuria has a subplot of her own dealing with gaining Zerva's acceptance. She also spends the longest amount of time with the party.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields daggers as her weapon of choice, and always uses them two at a time.
  • Expy: Of Hatsune Miku.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates humanity with a passion due to humans destroying her race and life. Leonhardt manages to soften her views up over time, and she comes around much faster than Zerva does.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The thief of the three love interests.
  • Fragile Speedster: As is standard for Thief type characters, she's quick, but she goes down easily.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her cold demeanor has similar roots to the other Syrium, stemming from the mass genocide caused by humans. However, Fyuria’s demeanor is even harsher than most Syrium due to her own brother’s refusal to allow her to fight alongside him and following abandonment. Both of these have made Fyuria desperate to be taken seriously by others, causing her to act like the ruthless racist that she isn’t.
  • Good Is Not Nice: The harshest of the three brides, but still a good person at heart.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yeah, she really acts like a jerkass, but she's got a sweet heart deep down.
  • The Lancer: A position she shares with Zerva during the first generation.
  • Interspecies Romance: Despiet her initial bigotry against humans, she's still a valid love interest for Leonhardt, who happens to be human.
  • Official Couple: Tends to get shown in official art with Leonhardt more than the other two, and the most commonly shown Ladius is her son.
  • Older Than They Look: Leonhardt sure was surprised of the fact that she is waaaaaaaaaay older than him.
  • Stripperific: Just look at her outfit. It's amazing she even classifies as being clothed.
  • Too Many Belts: This is pretty much her clothes.
  • Tsundere: She's a Type A variant, acting frigid and hostile

Luana

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Voiced by: Ryoko Shintani

One of the three love interests of the first generation. She meets the party while she was surrounded by monsters. Trying to act like a Damsel in Distress, she thinks she could manipulate the party. She grants them an audience to the king of Rigulus.
  • Action Girl: She’s clearly an experienced killer, and sees violence as more of a means to an end than anything else.
  • Badass Adorable: The adorable part actually manages to make her more intimidating due to how perpetually cheery she is while slaughtering.
  • The Bard: Her class is Dancer, and is almost entirely a support one. Most players tend to shelf her early on due to her spooniness.
  • Cute but Cacophonic: Vira-Lorr lands a few good snarks about her annoying voice.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Saw her family slaughtered and her mother raped in front of her at a young age, leaving her a broken woman with a twisted view of humanity who is only capable of expressing love through physical intimacy. Leonhardt can help her get over this.
  • The Fake Cutie: Basically her entire character; she acts cute and childish, but she's really just acting, and is in fact a lethal and bloodthirsty killer.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The mage of the three love interests.
  • Genki Girl: Although her genkiness comes off as rather forced.
  • Genre Savvy: Manages to be both extremely aware of fantasy cliches and completely naive to political drama at the same time.
  • Hot-Blooded: An extremely unsettling variant. She pursues battle and bloodshed with an extreme level of almost childish delight, to the point it's genuinely creepy.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The official name of her weapon is a breaker. How she uses it is another story.
  • Stepford Smiler: She does have a genuine smile, but her hatred for Gridamas is stronger than hate itself.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Her weapon can be fused into one and she throws it by spinning it behind her then launch it at the enemy.
  • Team Chef: The best cook of the first generation.
  • The Tease: The most openly flirtatious to Leonhardt of the three love interests, and engages in flirty banter with Winfield frequently. She’s also one of the only characters to show any attraction to Zerva. Still, like Winfield this is more to help her project her “Cute” image than anything else.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: Does not carry the obvious Betty and Veronica vibe Elaine and Fyuria do, and has the least amount of history with Leonhardt, as such, she's the least popular choice for players.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Goes to play as a Damsel in Distress waiting for her white prince with a white steed after being cornered by monsters. Too bad for her, this game is all about war drama.

Elaine Reinbach

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One of the three love interests of the first generation. She is a general of Gridamas who initially reluctantly fights against the party, but switches sides for the sake of Lucrellia.
  • Action Girl: The most actiony of the three arguably; being a highly decorated general and all.
  • Anti-Villain: Initially a member (Albeit an unwilling one) of the Five Man Band, and only joins the party half way through the game, although she’s more than established as a good person by then.
  • Arranged Marriage: Initially had one to Leonhardt, though it got called off once he went rogue. She did have feelings for him though.
  • Betty and Veronica: The kind, Proper Lady Betty who shares a common background with Leo to the initially cold, exotic Fyuria’s Veronica. However, due to being a noble woman from the enemy side, she definitely has a twist of Veronica in her. She’s also the Archie to the kind and courageous-yet impoverished Leonhardt’s Betty, and the cold and pragmatic-yet wealthy and noble Melchior’s Veronica.
  • The Big Girl: A Mighty Glacier rivaling Borgnine, and frequently noted for being one of the best fighters on the team.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: The only important woman on the villain’s side is the first to defect to Leonhardt’s, partially due to her love for him.
  • Lady of War: She's a general of Gridamas.
  • Lethal Chef: Leo even compares it to death on a battlefield.
  • Love at First Sight: Admits this was the case when she first saw Leonhardt if he marries her.
  • Mighty Glacier: Great attack and defense, and while she’s not quite as sturdy as Borgnine, she makes up for it by wielding the potentially Game Breaking spears, which boast much better range and skills then fists do. She comes with the typical lack of mobility but in comparison to Borgnine, she’s closer to a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Morality Pet: To Melchior, albeit a very weak one. She makes him hesitate on carrying out some of his actions, but she never stops him.
  • Nice Girl: Easily the nicest of the three potential brides, but in an interesting twist, the only one who starts out as a villain.
  • Nice Hat: Her cool little winged hat thingy.
  • Not So Different: Just as perverted as Luana when drunk.
  • Only Sane Woman: The only general to speak up and oppose Herztfeldt’s plot.
  • Proper Lady: Raised since birth to be one.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Like Leonhardt, she's a noble who is quite active in trying to help people.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Has one large lion head shaped spaulder.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: A total Yamato Nadeshiko… who will gladly slaughter anyone who she sees as corrupt.
  • Sixth Ranger: Will always be the last person to join the party.
  • Token Good Teammate: She, along with Largen, is this to Gridamas.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Trained to be one her entire life and is elegant and polite… but is also an unshakeable force of nature on the battlefield who wields pole arms.

     Characters debuting in Generation 2 

Ladius Raglen/Ladifour Von Busser

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Voiced by: Kazuma Horie

"I have a destiny. I must fulfil that destiny, even if it means giving up everything else."

Son of Leonhardt and the protagonist of the second generation. He is also the adopted son of Howell Von Busser due to the fact that Von Busser doesn't have any children. Serious, calm, and diligent, he's always committed like his father to do what is right. After putting down a rebellion, he gets accused as the guy who started the rebellion, so he took his loyal men and ran all the way to another country just to escape. This nearly also cost his friendship with his childhood friend Valeria.

Depending on who you marry, his armor would either be red, blue, or silver.
  • Awesome McCool Name: Has two of them.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Sadly, this makes him the most hated protagonist of all generations.
  • Bishōnen: Considerably less so than the other members of his family, but still very handsome.
  • Caught in the Rain: More like he and the rest of the party fall down into a cave. You get to choose among the three love interests as to who accompanies him.
  • Chaste Hero: The most chaste one out of the five! It's also part of why he gets Mistaken for Gay.
  • Expy: If you marry Fyuria he will looks a little like a certain spikey-haired protagonist we all know of. If you marry with Luana, Ladius will look a lot more Melchior rather than Leonhardt.
  • Generation Xerox: His storyline is pretty much what would happen if Leo instead was a serious guy and is oblivious to the feelings of women.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Can potentially be half-human and half syrium, depending on if Fyuria is his mother.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: No matter who you choose to be the mother and have a different weapon for him, in cut scenes, he's always carrying Leo's sword.
  • Homeless Hero: He gets driven out from his home after the start of his arc.
  • Honor Before Reason: So much that, during a breakout, he initially refused to leave his prison cell because he hadn't been sentenced yet.
  • Interspecies Romance: He can potentially wed the half-Neocollom Sherufanir.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He's the only one who wears an armor in his family.
  • Love You and Everybody: Does not know the meaning of romance at all.
    • Valeria caught on this one very badly, when she asks him whether he has someone he likes or not, he says the person is right in front of him, think you locked Valeria's ending? No, he then says that in front of him and everyone else.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Take a look at most of his tropes. Now consider the fact that he apparently spends more time with Zerva and Vashtor than any of the women in the group. Is it any wonder Sherufanir starts to wonder for a little while?
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Count how many times he's been in a situation and he goes "uh ok."
  • Oblivious to Love: This guy does not know the meaning of love.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Personality wise, he is the blue oni to Valeria's red oni.
  • The Spock: Has a few traces of this, such as initially refusing to aid the people on the south coast because he has a "duty to the many" that cannot be outweighed by his "duty to the few". Sound familiar?

Vashtor note 

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Kusuda

A man Ladius found in a beach one day. Since he has an amnesia, he decides to say with Ladius until his memories come back. During that time, he teaches Ladius on swordsmanship and is well-known in Graccea as the best swordsman in that country. He is pretty much considered to be the greatest threat to the Von Busser household.
  • The Atoner: If you let him redeem himself. He's got a lot of atoning to do when you find out his past in ZERO (of course, most of them were not his fault).
  • Badass: As proven by his Badass Creed
    Vashtor: Fool, your existence itself is a already a sin. Then I will show you, the fate that is carved on you, the price would be your life though...Suffer the eternal suffering, in the rift of the worlds! Crucifixion!
  • Obviously Evil: Well, you may think so at first, but he lost his memory, so he really is on your side... at least, until he regains his memory about halfway through the fourth generation. Just when you were starting to think he WOULDN'T betray you.
  • The Plan: Even when he was on the enemy side. Basically, it involves destroying a fort just to kill everyone. Even if the party survived, the enemies would be able to counterattack.
  • Red Baron: Crimson Fang
  • Red-Headed Hero Also an Evil Red Head, depending on when you want to check in.
  • The Reliable One: Remarked as such in-universe for being there whenever he's needed. This makes his Face–Heel Turn hit that much harder.
  • Tranquil Fury: Is absolutely pissed when speaking to Lox, but completely keeps his cool despite it.

Arbol

Voiced by: Sou Youki

A ryulent who accompanies Ladius and his descendants, just so that he could see the outside world and that he can find his resting place.
  • The Big Guy: Alongside Borgnine. Whenever the party attacks a fortress most of the time their strategy for Arbol and Borgnine basically amounts to "Let them smash the enemy" or "Have them cover are retreat".
  • Fertile Blood: Of a sort. When a ryulent gets too old they take root and fully become a tree. Forests tend to spring up wherever they do.
  • Friend to All Children: At least according to Winfield.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: In any cut scene, he has been described as a huge guy. Gameplay wise however, he's just as large as your own units.
  • Glass Cannon: For a walking tree, he sure can't take a lot of hits.
  • Nature Hero: He's a giant walking tree.
  • Nice Guy: A big one, literally.
  • Speech Impediment: Well, more like he says just some random stuff to the point that most of the time, you don't understand what he's trying to say.

Sharona

Voiced by: Reiko Fujita

The chief of a syrium village, she wants to escape it all and go outside for an adventure of a lifetime. Just don't ask her age.
  • The Alcoholic: It's not clear how often she drinks, but she is said to be on par with Vira-Lorr at it, and at one point supposedly emptied the entire ale supply of her village.
  • Jumped at the Call: And left the position of Da Chief to someone else.
    • Though, she doesn't really have any part in the story at all. She's just in for the adventure.

Valeria

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Voiced by: Jun Miruno

One of the three love interests of the second generation. A childhood friend of Ladius, their friendship gets tested when Ladius decides to break free from prison and fulfill his destiny. At first, she feels betrayed but soon enough she gets to accompany him later on and become one of the three chosen women.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: If you have all three women at Love aka at blushing, you get to choose whether she marries Ladius or not.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Oh so much. Sherufanir uses this to get under her skin quite often.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: The game will default to her if you can't choose anyone else. Zero's digest mode has her as the canon choice as well.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Sticks with Grugund for about two-thirds of the generation, even though it means fighting her childhood friend and crush.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: One of her events has her panicking over a rather large bug.
  • Yandere: Attacks Ladius in a fit of fury after mistakenly thinking he had left Grugund for other women.

Yayoi

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Voiced by: Chihiro Aikawa

One of the three love interests in the second generation. She is a priestess of Yamato in Alzai Fen who was supposed to be sacrificed to a "god", but was rescued by Ladius and the gang after finding out that it's only a larva who got Drunk on the Dark Side. She then accompanies Ladius in his quest to save Graccea/

Sherufanir

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One of the three love interests of the second generation. She is one-half neocollom and one-half human with the blood of a priest related to god (or so it goes). She accompanies Ladius on his adventure to save Graccea, but she does not want to fight at all.
  • Bound and Gagged: By the heroes no less! Justified due to her nature as a half and half. Which side of the family triggers the cause is unknown.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Yayoi, despite being love rivals.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More on the "snarky" side than the "deadpan" one.
    Sherufanir: Indeed, sometimes a stimulating conversation with mobile vegetation is just what one needs.
  • The Gadfly: She a sarcastic little pest who just loves to mess with people's heads. She drives the party nuts.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Just take a look at her official artwork.
  • Kemonomimi: She's a fox neocollom
  • Little Black Dress: She wears one, as you see.
  • Lunacy: Every full moon, she becomes uncontrollably energetic. She's not sure if it's due to her divine blood, or her Neocolom blood.
  • Nice Girl: A bit mischievous, but ultimately one of the most moral characters of this generation.

     Characters debuting in Generation 3 

Thoma Raglen

Voiced by: Shuuya Kishimoto

"We are men! To turn from a challenge would be unforgivable! We will have glory!"

The main protagonist of the third generation. He loves women and he hates cold places, both of which is the setting of his arc. He initially accompanies the gang just to find someone who could give out clues on getting rid of Winfield's bracelet, as well as being the seal on the continent of Fendias. It is when the continent is being overrun by the dark forces, and the fact that discrimination among elves is rampant is when he takes an active role in his story.

He can either have a white suit with white hair, a blue suit with blond hair, or a black suit with black hair depending on who you marry.
  • Anti-Hero: In contrast to his father and grandfather, Thoma is a type III with type IV traits: a reckless wise guy whose willing to bend the rules to do what's right.
  • Anything That Moves: Will hit on any woman, his mom if given half the chance, his BloodBrother's granddaughter, and a Hermaphrodite goddess!
    • Technically he draws the line at his mom. His real mother anyway. In Zero he does mention to her though that if she weren't his mother, he'd make a pass at her too.
  • Badass: Perhaps the biggest badass in the entire Raglen family.

Plum

A nelth girl who the party meets at Paillene. She is the only one who could design the Achilles' Heel of Winfield's bracelet and as such goes off with the party on an adventure to help build it.
  • Insufferable Genius: The first thing you learn about her is that she's incredibly talented. The second thing is that she's incredibly arrogant.
  • Older Than They Look: Much much older. Even Thoma couldn't handle her due to the fact that she always talks to him like she was an older sister or a mother.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Ganz's red.

Ganz

A greer the party meets at Twulan. He claims that he's the only one who could build the very thing that could destroy Winfield's bracelet but only if he has the materials for it. He joins the party to look for said materials.
  • Death from Above: All of his EX Combination Skills with the other party members end with him drilling the enemy from above.
  • Jumped at the Call: Since he claims he's the only one who could build the MacGuffin to destroy the bracelet, he joins the party to search for the materials.
  • Mighty Glacier: Yeah, we can say Borgnine and Vashtor fit this mold too, but Ganz's starting AP (as important to turn order as Agility, as well as the limit to which one can take actions) looks to be particularly bad—his starting gear does not seem to rectify this one bit.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Plum's blue.

Alberti

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (young), Yoshikazu Nagano (adult)

A young man who fell in love with The Chief's Daughter (said chief is also considered to be That One Boss fyi). Unfortunately, when he saw that the Chief was having a deal with the Dark Knight, he got exiled for it. He plans to bring her back when Thoma shows up.

He is also the only normal human and thus, he ages quite noticeably.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Idolized Thoma and becomes the caretaker of Duran and Rex.
  • Badass Normal: He's a normal human being and yet he can keep up with the party.

Lavinia

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One of the three love interests of the third generation. She is one half high elf and one half dark elf which unfortunately, dark elves are considered to be evil and so she was ostracized by other high elves. She first meets the party at Tweda Forest and was "rescued" by Winfield and Thoma. She takes them to Lus Soleil where she was reunited with her younger sister Faina. After saving her home, she accompanies Thoma on his mission to look for materials to break Winfield's bracelet and to save the continent.
  • Action Girl: When she's first met she's fighting with a giant monster, alone.
  • Brutal Honesty: She pulls no verbal punches, no matter who she's talking to.
  • The Chief's Daughter: She's also the daughter that got banished from the elf village.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She's got tan skin, red hair, and Supernatural Gold Eyes.
  • The Exile: Though they eventually welcome her back.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hated for having a dark elf skin even though she's half and half.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: The game defaults to her if no other choice can be made. Zero's digest mode has her as the canon choice as well.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's one of the generation's love interest options for Thoma.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Tries this with Thoma. It doesn't work seeing how Faina is also a Love Interest.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: She's a halfbreed of dark elf and high elf. Unfortunately for her, she looks more like a dark elf, which means she attracts a lot of bigotry from her high elf kin.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: If Thoma tries something perverted against her. Also in the EX skill Death Penalty she beats Winfield for touching her breasts.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Faina's blue.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Faina, exemplified by their even being different colors.
  • Stripperific: Fendias is the coldest continent of Agarest with some snow areas and Lavinia only wears a bikini with some chains. The biggest trope example for this game.
  • Tsundere: Type A in the beginning of the game, especially towards Thoma. She become type B in the second half of the generation.
    • A good example of her transition to type B is in a event which Thoma arranged a meeting with the girls in their room. The girls completely forgot and Thoma is alone in the girls room. If you choose to start cleaning the mess, checkout the floor and NOT hide when Lavinia is coming, she asks if you see something different in the floor. Thoma denies and she starts to blush a lot.
    • In the same event shows a good example of her tsundere behavior. If you choose to checkout the floor (the place which Lavinia's panties is) and choose to hide himself, when Lavinia caught Thoma hiding in the bed, she starts to laugh mad and strikes the bed with her sword. Another example in the hot springs which she got angry after knowing Thoma is peeping.

Faina

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Voiced by: Amika Takahashi

One of the three love interests of the third generation and Lavinia's younger sister. From a very long time, she's a sickly girl who always collapses for some weird reason. She gets reunited with her sister after a long time and joins the party specifically to be with Lavinia, but also longs for the outside world.
  • Big Eater: She sure can eat a lot despite the fact that she's sick. In fact, it's actually because she's sick that she eats a lot.
  • Fantastic Racism: Subverted. Even though she's a half high elf-dark elf like her older sister, she doesn't look like one herself so she doesn't get as much discrimination as Lavinia. She was even considered to be the next chief of the village.
  • Ill Girl: Her illness tends to come up quite often in her events, either momentarily collapsing due to it or trying to get strong enough to keep up despite it.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's one of the generation's love interest options for Thoma.
  • Jumped at the Call: She's so desperate for excitement and adventure after a lifetime of being frail that she eagerly agrees to join Thoma's party.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: She's a halfbreed of dark elf and high elf. Unlike her sister, she's lucky enough to still look more like a high elf, which shields her from prejudice her lineage might otherwise present her with.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Has never been outside Lus Solis before, and doesn't quite understand some of Thoma's innuendos at first.
  • Nice Girl: One of the friendliest girls you will ever meet, and she's the least likely of the brides to get angry at Thoma.
    • Beware the Nice Ones: That said, she still flips out on him if she catches him looking through her underwear, and doesn't hesitate to stand up for her sister.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Lavinia's red.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Lavinia, although they really care for each other.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She's been spoiled on and doted due to her looking like a high elf and her constant illness, but she's still a very nice and compassionate girl.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tries to invoke this by running daily to improve her stamina.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B. Bonus points due to the fact that aside from her face and elbows, it's the only skin showing (incredibly odd for Agarest).

Noah

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One of the three love interests in the third generation. She first meets up with the party at Aulis Lake while the party is looking for one of the ingredients for the MacGuffin to destroy Winfield's bracelet. She is an adventurer due to the fact that she just loves adventuring and that she can tell stories to one of the kids at the orphanage.
  • Collector of the Strange: She has a rather large collection of random artifacts. In one scene involving them they all end up doing something horrible to Winfield, or in the end her and Thoma depending on your choice.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue eyes, blue hair.
  • Hot-Blooded: Has a deep passion for adventuring.
  • Jumped at the Call: She joins the party just because she thinks that there will be more adventures.

     Characters debuting in Generation 4 

Duran Raglen

"I asked for none of this. Destiny is something the stupid use to justify their selfishness."

Son of Thoma and the fourth generation protagonist. Whatever his father Thoma was, Duran is the complete opposite. Whereas Thoma was a jolly fellow, Duran is more of a withdrawn guy who hates being the next Spirit Vessel.

The only noticeable change that you can see in Duran as to who you let Thoma marry, is that he can have either blue, red, or blond hair. Hint: their shirt color matches their mother's hair color.
  • Badass: Like you'd expect anything else from this family.
  • Bishōnen: The most feminine looking Raglen in the game.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: If Faina was his mother, though he's more "morally ambiguous" and certainly an asshole, but he's not evil. Eventually subverted thanks to Character Development.
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: Subtly implied; he knows that three women are going to die just Because Destiny Says So, so by being as much of a jerk as possible he can at least stop them from loving him, lessening the emotional pain. Depending on player choice, it may or may not work.
  • Brutal Honesty: Especially if Lavinia was his mother, he does not varnish the truth. At all.
  • Character Development: The most noticeable of the five protagonists, initially coming off as a Jerkass but showing in the end that he's really more of a Tsundere Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: If you chose Lavinia in the third generation. Like her, he comes with Supernatural Gold Eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A very nasty version. He doesn't like people much, so he can be really cruel with his choice in snarkery.
  • Defrosting Ice King: To all his potential brides.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: If you consider this trope to cover "some nonhuman blood at some point", or for high/dark elf crossbreeds to just count as elves, then he can be this depending on his family tree.
    • Heinz Hybrid: He's slightly more likely to be this, considering he can potentially have any combination of a syrium great-grandmother, a half-neocollom grandmother, and a highelf/dark elf crossbreed mother. Especially if you treat "high elf blood" and "dark elf blood" as two seperate races, which means he can be one even if Lavinia/Faina is his only non-human ancestor.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: No matter who you choose to be the mother and have a different weapon for him, in cut scenes, he's always carrying Leo's sword.
  • Heroic R Ro D: Part of his generation has him bedridden and near death for overworking himself while ill.
  • Interspecies Romance: Can potentially woo Silvi, a Harpuia, which is somewhere between a harpy and a bird kemonomimi Winged Humanoid.
  • Refusal of the Call: He refuses his call at first, but willingly accepts it in the end.

Qua

A neocollom the party meets near Tenedos. At first, she tries to attack the party but is later saved by the very people she attacked. Since then, she joins the party just to tag along.

Fer

The best treasure hunter in the world (or so he claims). He meets the party at Crystal Lake while he was looking for treasure. He joins the party because he think he could find more treasure if he joins with the party.

Reverie

A yulishee who the party meets at Crystal Lake when they were looking for a Rainbow Shard. She decides to help them, aware of the fact that she gets exiled if she helps them out. She goes with it nonetheless due to the fact that she wants to travel around the world anyway.
  • Nicegirl: She is the nicest girl which joins the party.

Hilda/Hildegarde

One of the three love interests of the fourth generation and captain of the Death-Cross. She will lend her boat only if the party gives her a Marfile fruit. When she does finally receive one, she joins the party to search for the Rainbow Shard and along the way develops an interest with Duran.
  • Badass in Distress: After leaving the party on a good note, some traitors tied her up after feeding her some sleeping drink.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her Weapon of Choice is a pair of pistols.
  • Pirate Girl: She's the captain of the Death-Cross pirates.
  • Tsundere: In a lesser extent. She is type B. Nice towards the party but always get angry when someone points she likes Duran.

Silvi

One of the three love interests of the fourth generation. She first meets the party while the party themselves were looking for the Marfile fruit. She claims she knows the location and after which, after getting herself exiled, joins the party.
  • Achilles' Heel: Douse her in salt water and she can't fly at all.
  • Action Girl: Show's it off quite well during her one on one fight against a Garvel.
  • Bad Liar: Ryuryu sees through it instantly.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Of the Unlucky kind: Whether she marries Duran or not, the fact that she's a potential bride means that she and Keith ain't happening. Plus he, you know, dies.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Not short as Fyuria, but still.
  • A Day in the Limelight: While Duran is bedridden and dying she goes off alone to get a Marfile Fruit to cure him.
  • Determinator: Fought off against winds AND a Garvel just to get a Marfile fruit to heal Duran.
  • Genki Girl: Tends to fly ahead of everyone else when she gets excited.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Subtly implied, with several of Duran's snarky comments going over her head or being taken literally.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Very polite, very friendly, and always ready to kick ass when needed.
  • Walking the Earth: What she always wanted to do. She gave up on it when she realized that travelling by herself would be highly impractical, but is able to achieve her dream when the group comes along.
  • Winged Humanoid: Like all Harpuia

Ryuryu

Voiced by: Nanako Inoue

One of the three love interests of the fourth generation, she is hailed as the most powerful fortune-teller of Enhambre. She at first tells a fortune that Duran will be with Hilda, Silvi, and herself and that Duran will have to marry him. Unfortunately, she also got picked to be the sacrifice for the local demon until Duran and the party save her. She then joins due to the stipulations she placed with Dyshana.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Duran. Both of them are rather sarcastic, unpleasant people who don't think much of other people, but really do want to just make friends and enjoy a normal life.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is a jerk like Duran, but she is honest and care for her comrades.

     Characters debuting in Generation 5 

Rex Raglen

"Then strike me down as well. If I cannot bring back your smile, how can I hope to bring happiness to the world? How can I save the world if I cannot even save you?"

Son of Duran, the fifth generation protagonist, and THE REAL protagonist of the game.
  • Badass: Oh, yes. He's the culmination of four generations of inter-badass breeding. Naturally, it's bred true.
  • Badass Boast: He loves pulling this to every enemy he fights.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Wants to save everyone. In a rare moment of vulnerability, he'll admit that he knows this is impossible, but he still wants to try.
  • Covert Pervert: Admits to be enjoying the view at the hot springs.
  • Expy: Of Leonhardt.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He can potentially be this, if Silvi is his mother. This makes him the only one to get notable effects from his mother's inhuman nature, unless one counts Duran's ability to inherit being a Dark-Skinned Redhead with Supernatural Gold Eyes from Lavinia: his Harpuia blood gives him wings.
    • Heinz Hybrid: What he'll almost certainly be unless the player has been very dilligent about keeping his bloodline pure human. By this point, his bloodline could include any combination of syrium, neocollom, high & dark elf, or harpuia.
  • The Hero: The true hero of the game, since he's the one whom succeeds at the quest which has been building up over the last four generations.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: No matter who you choose to be the mother and have a different weapon for him, in cut scenes, he's always carrying Leo's sword.
  • Heroic Sacrifice / The Hero Dies: In the dark ending. He sacrifices himself alongside with Dyshana to seal the last pillar.
  • Likes Older Women: The only one who's not older than him is Murmina.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Taken Up to Eleven. He basically looks just like Leo except with different-colored hair and eyes (and wings, if you so choose).
  • Took a Third Option: In the True Ending, Dyshana points out three things that he can do when they reach the final pillar: Get sealed so that the darkness gets pushed back, fight off the forces of darkness for a very long time, or Unseal the gods and beat the crap out of 'em, even if it means that the whole world gets destroyed. No points for guessing which option he picked.
  • Unwanted Harem: He out harems his ancestors, to the point that this one is weaponized as a Combination Attack with Rex, Beatrice, Qua, Murmina, Reverie, and Plum with all of their EX2 attack.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Played with. Rex certainly has high hopes for the world and always believes in the better nature of people (just ask Vashtor), but he has some levels of self-awareness, acknowledging that life isn't always as idealistic as he'd like.
  • Winged Humanoid: If you let Duran marry Silvi.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: His final EX Skill.

Beatrice

Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai

A woman who has sailed from the different parts of the continent thanks to her eye patch. She is the granddaughter of Alberti only if you save Nastassja.
  • Bathtub Bonding: With the rest of the women in the group.
  • Dual Wielding: Swords or daggers, whatever she's equipped with she'll have two of it.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She's not blind however.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Of Thoma and the rest of the Raglen family.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Murmina. Let's see here; they're both aware of Rex's power but are also certain that he is not why they're able to trust each other enough to tell each other anything, and she's willing to consistently trust Beatrice with the task of helping keep her wings clean which is effectively showing that she trusts Beatrice with her life.
  • Luminescent Blush: Cannot talk to Rex because of the fact that she admires Thoma, his grandfather, and legends of the Raglen family are famous throughout the continents.
    • When she finally meets with Thoma in the extended version, she blushes like crazy.
  • Red Baron: Death Carrier (just like her grandfather)

Murmina

Voiced by: Tomomi Isomura

The sole survivor of the harpuia race in Aegisthus. She is out for revenge on the one who killed her family. Depending on your actions, you could save her, or she dies from exhaustion and from injuries.
  • Berserker Tears: If Rex tries to stop her from killing Vashtor, she starts screaming and crying at him.
  • Character Development: If Vashtor lives, she'll come to realize that it's wrong to hurt others for revenge and even admits that she may someday be able to forgive him. Also, she'll grow able to rely on her comrades more and even forms friendships, whether she goes through with her revenge or not.
  • Emotionless Girl
  • Grey Rain of Depression: Has this going on during a few of her scenes.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Beatrice. Let's see here; They're both aware of Rex's power but are also certain that he is not why they're able to trust each other enough to tell each other anything, and she's willing to consistently trust Beatrice with the task of helping keep her wings clean which is effectively showing that she trusts Beatrice with her life.
  • Ineffectual Loner: A downplayed version; she remains aloof from most of the group at first and insists on handling things on her own. Only by slowly opening up to them does she start gaining strength and undergoing Character Development.
  • Last of Her Kind: Even if Rex has Harpuia blood, he's still of a different species of Harpuia.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Implied as to why she keeps her distance from the group.
  • The Quiet One: Certainly gives the impression, since she doesn't talk much and when she does, much of her speech has ellipses in it.

     NPC Of The First Generation 

Melchior

The current head of House Klavis and King Hertzfeldt's second in command. He has quite the history with Leonhardt and proves to be the biggest thorn in the party's side throughout the first generation.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Loves Elaine, who loves Leonhardt, who, depending on what choices you make, loves someone else as well.
  • Anti-Hero: A very dark type IV. He does whatever his king tells him to do, as he believes he knows best, but this means he will do absolutely anything regardless of how evil it may be.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Manages to narrowly avert this, but comes close enough to count.
  • The Atoner: Surprisingly averted. He shows no remorse for the terrible things he did while Herztfeldt was brainwashed and says that he’d do it again so long as his king demanded it. This pisses more than a few people off.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Leonhardt’s Betty for Elaine.
  • The Chessmaster: Manages to manipulate Braham and Largen, though slightly less effectively. He’s still an Unwitting Pawn in the end though.
  • Climax Boss: Alongside Herztfeldt near the very end of the first generation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Of the obnoxiously Jerkass variety.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: In universe his heinous actions are overlooked in favor of his charisma and skill with military management.
  • The Dragon: Reports directly to Herztfeldt and is the party’s direct opposition. He’s also technically this to the Dark Knight.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Leonhardt: Compare their similar designs and back stories, to the point where Melchior is basically a clone of Leonhardt in battle. Despite these similarities, Leonhardt is compassionate enough to betray his country for the sake of the weak; while Melchior follows his country without question regardless of the cruel things it forces him to do.
  • Hate Sink: Since he is the villain with the most screen time and the Dark Knight gets very little characterization, it’s very easy to hate him more than every other villain in the first generation..
  • Jerkass: A truly magnificent example, verging on Complete Monster were it not for a few Pet The Dog moments here and there. He drops it by the second game at least.
  • Karma Houdini: Kills a lot of syrium, follows his evil king, lets the Dark Knight kill Leo, and he gets away with pretty much just being there.
  • Lawful Stupid: Follows his king’s orders no matter how Obviously Evil they are without question.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays Braham like a fiddle and manipulates Largen so that he’s in a position where he’s incapable of defecting. He also has Leonhardt do some of his dirty work for him.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Loves having a few on hand at all times. Turns out he’s one to the Dark Knight, and was likely on his way to becoming a mindless Elite Mook were it not for Leonhardt’s intervention.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: While he does have his detractors, Melchior’s charisma is key to Gridamas maintaining national power.

Largen


  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Fights against Leonhardt and the rest of the group a few times because of this, despite his misgivings about the country's sudden aggressiveness.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Neither power-hungry nor violent, and keeps a level head no matter the state of affairs.

Musaka


Teonor


Gunther


Braham


  • Blood Knight: What he becomes after an artifact that makes him the following trope.
  • Cutscene Incompetence: A rare villainous example; he's no slouch in a fight (and pretty tough to overkill without time and decent weapons), but outside of that he's only really good at running away.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: One of his comments to Elaine implies this.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: With Largen. While the first two bossfights in the game may have been a minor step above randoms, he and Largen will put the hurt on your party with their sizeable AP, high offense, and link attack use; quickly establishing the rule to be followed that boss battles in this game aren't about if party members get killed, as much as how many die, and how often they do.

Kasibal


King Hertzfeldt


     NPC Of The Second Generation 

Hailzen


Gillian


Hykezatt


Messina


Ryutai


Misselkanui


Mullentz


Balzac


Urian


Malitz


     NPC Of The Third Generation 

Mervis


Midas


Nastassja


Macmuth


Reinbach


Mercer


     NPC Of The Fourth Generation 

Keith


  • Hopeless Suitor: The fact that Silvi can potentially marry Duran (and that he dies no matter what) makes him this.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Very nearly attacked the entire party when he learned Silvi was leaving, and was only stopped by everyone pointing out that he didn't have a prayer of winning.
  • Winged Humanoid Like all Harpuia
  • Yandere: As soon as he figures out that Silvi loves Duran, he goes from trying to make her his to trying to kill them both.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.

     NPC Of The Fifth Generation 

Sarburgh


  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's left unsaid exactly happened to him after you defeated Summerill in the end. Granted, it's not even important due to the fact that in the True Ending, Chaos and the gods got killed, the entire world died and got reborn.

     Forces Of Darkness 

Summerill

The Big Bad of the game itself and the Final Boss of the fifth generation. He's the reason why the darkness is spreading throughout the continent.
  • Disc One Final Boss: He's the final boss for some endings, but for others there's much more after him.
  • Smug Snake: For all the hype that we finally get to kick the ass of the guy who started this, he just becomes smug about it when he loses.
  • The Starscream: He reveals to the party on what he would do after reclaiming his Bracelet from Winfield: to become the god of Agarest by kicking out Chaos and the rest of the gods.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle: So you finally defeated this guy who started this mess. Does this mean that the game is finally over and the party can finally rest? Nope, Dyshana then explains the true purpose of the pillars and what they actually do. And guess what? Summerill was apparently just in Dyshana's way.

The Dark Knight

This is the guy who curb stomped Leo while he makes Ellis flee the scene. For his other tropes, see Vashtor.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the highest ranked among the Gurgs themselves. Yes, Vashtor is up there with Summerill in terms of authority.

Gurg

These are the other Dark Knights that are roaming around the other continents to spread the darkness. Originally, there were twelve of them, but six got killed off before the game starts.
  • And I Must Scream: Part of their Brainwashed and Crazy, also Zero establishes that the Oathsworn simply seals them away.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Try being that way for thousands of years.
  • Dark Is Evil: Regardless of how they looked before becoming Gurg, once they changed they become encased in their demonic looking black armor.
  • Made of Temptation: Their modus operandi to the other countries so that they would give in to the darkness. They in turn get tempted by Summerill.
  • Wolfpack Boss: So, you're used to fighting two at the same time. Let's see if you can handle fighting four at the same time (thankfully, this only happens once in the game.)

     The Six Gods Of Darkness 

These gods are the true final bosses of the game provided that you have reached the True Ending. While they were alluded in the prologue itself, they're more of a Giant Space Flea from Nowhere. At first.

Mercury

One of the six gods of darkness, though he regrets it deeply. He at first was at the side of light, until Mobius tempted him to the dark side. He wants to go back to the light, but he can't because of his loyalty to the dark.

Mobius

The god of space and time, he is also responsible for the war of the gods thousands of years ago. He did this to kick out both Lenion and Chaos so he could become the ruler. If anything, every single conflict of the gods can be traced back to him. He is sealed in Graccea.
  • Smug Snake: Guy certainly has a high opinion of himself.
  • This Cannot Be!: He didn't believe it was possible for mortals to defeat him.

Deeth

One of the six gods/goddesses that were sealed, she represents Fortune. She can appear to other people either as a man, or as a woman and just so happens to encounter Dyshana who is one-half of Chaos. Sealed at Fendias.
  • It Amused Me: If the reason for something she's done isn't progress, it's this.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: With Chaos and Dyshana. She even says to Dyshana that s/he'll eat her and play with her.

Nemesis

The goddess of revenge. Ironically enough, she is the most composed out of all the gods and the only reason why she even sided with the dark was just to balance things out. She is sealed in Enhambre
  • I Call It "Vera": Subverted. Her weapon doesn't really have a name, but as time went on, her name got attached to the staff as well.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Averted when you realize she's actually an incredibly nice person, then brutally invoked when she slaughters your team with a single long-range wide-area attack.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Subverted. She's actually incredibly calm about everything that goes on.
  • The Smurfette Principle: If you don't count Deeth as a female.

Mayastia

The god of battle. He seeks to have more battles just so that progress can be made. He is sealed in Aegisthus.

Chaos

The lord of the dark night, and the god of destruction and rebirth. He initially fought against Lenion due to the fact that Lenion married the girl of his dreams and that Mobius was pushing for it. He gets to be special in that he's sealed in the Boundary Plane.

In Agarest Senki 2, Weiss kills him as a Cutscene Boss in the opening. Or Does He?
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Varna when Lenion marries her. One of the last few straws before the whole war of the gods started.
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