Characters / Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

Below is the cast of the third Ar tonelico game.


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    Vanguards 

Aoto

  • Accidental Pervert: At times. But other he's a...
  • Achievements in Ignorance: According to Cocona, Aoto is "too dumb to know something is impossible" and so he'll try doing it.
  • Always Save the Girl: Many times.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Aoto and Finnel, though they're probably just playing around more than anything.
  • BFS: His weapon - a combination of sword, drill and scissors.
  • Conveniently an Orphan
  • Divine Date: Two of his romantic choices are revered as goddesses. While Tyria is a Reyvateil Origin that are worshipped as one, Saki is literally one of the Will of the Planet herself.
  • Declaration of Protection: Aoto says this often to Saki and Finnel. Deconstructed as the strain of protecting someone from two superpowers with only a drill and a handful of friends is so great it drives him to a breakdown.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: To Saki in the first 5 minutes of the game. Not so much because of Saki herself (at first), but because it was a dying man's final wish and his keepsake piqued Aoto's curiosity further.
  • Gratuitous French: Used when trying to teach Akane about love.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Aoto's a Medley, or a male Half-Reyvateil.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Came dangerously close to this during the game. Depends on the route, either the Archia Think Tank links him up with Saki or Suzunomia diverting the situation to save him becoming an Ultimate Border Human
  • Hot-Blooded
  • This Is a Drill: His primary weapon.

Hikari Gojo

Tatsumi /Cocona Bartel

  • A-Cup Angst: Shows up from time to time
  • Bare Your Midriff: As Tatsumi And also as Cocona
  • Compressed Hair: How the hell does she hides all that hair under that hat?
  • Conveniently an Orphan
  • The Stoic: Rarely gets works up over anything.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Only in the American release's version. The American release rewrote her age from 13 to 16, despite this not matching the time since the previous game, or the age of others who came with her.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to add "boo" in her sentences whenever she's Cocona. Also occasionally slips up and does this as Tatsumi, though not as often.

     Allied Reyvateils 

Saki

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  • Apologises a Lot: Whenever someone attacks her.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Saki has the power to turn humans into cake. This is taken Up to Eleven in a cutscene where she transforms an entire fleet of warships into humongous strawberry cakes, complete with forks and plates, plummeting into the Sea of Death.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Inverted at first as Saki and Finnel show signs of affection to Aoto before the player chooses a specific girl's ending route, thus choosing Aoto's specific romantic interest.
    • Divine Date: As she is one of the Will of the Planet herself, her route certainly counts. Her deeper Cosmosphere levels involves her giving up her role to be together with Aoto and creating a new Will in her place.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Her Miracle powers which turn humans into cake is a form of EXEC_FLIP, which is executed from the singer's own life energy. Her constant usage of her Miracle powers had significantly reduced her lifespan to the point where her life was as short as Finnel's.
    • As if that wasn't enough, she was supposed to sing the Arphage to sublimate the Antibody Brain, and if it was sung to the end, one of them will be absorbed into the surviving girl.
  • Desperation Attack: Saki's Miracle power works like this. It turns people into cake.
  • Distressed Damsel: Phase I is more or less keeping Saki away from Clustanian forces and rescuing her when it happens. Lampshaded in a Phase 2 talk topic: "I'm sorry I got abducted multiple times."
  • Foreshadowing: When you Dive into Saki, you'll see her Hymn Code is written as SAKIA_FEHU_TILIA_HARVESTASYA. She's actually one of the Will of the Planet who inhabits Sakia's body as the main persona.
  • Friend to All Children: She worked as a caretaker at Ogai Memorial Pre-school.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: She tends to have amnesia after every time she uses her Miracle powers. It turns out that Sakia was intentionally sealing her memories away. And then there's also her memories as the Will of the Planet, which doesn't return until she sings the Arphage halfway.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Her Nyamo mask covers her entire head... while leaving the rest of her body exposed. Richa isn't fooled in the slightest.
  • Terrible Artist: Her slide picture books that she shows on her route. Aoto even commented that kids would've cried at sight.
  • The Ingenue: She is this even for a Will of the Planet. Filament even described that she was born to lead the world to eternal happiness.

Sarapatra

  • Demonization: While she's depicted as an impartial Shipper on Deck in the game proper, the Afezeria Harvestasha song depicted her as a Green-Eyed Monster who kidnapped Myu at his wedding ceremony with Harvestasha a fit of jealousy over her broken engagement with him.
  • Pretty in Mink
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl
  • Shipper on Deck: She is supportive of Saki's feelings for Aoto, despite knowing very well that the Will of the Planets were forbidden from experiencing romantic love.
  • The Tease: She isn't above ad-libbing a wedding with Aoto in his hometown when she's the dominant persona to bring Aoto and Saki closer.

Filament

  • Bandage Babe: Symbolizing the 'broken messiah' aspect of the Planet's Will.
  • Cat Girl: Filament has cat ears under her nun habit.
  • Clothing Damage: The more that she is purged, the more tattered her clothes get.
  • The Cynic: She has this view toward humans, in contrast to Saki.

Sakia Lumei

  • Breast Plate: Sakia Lumei's armor can become this.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: She is the actual Gamma-sublimate Reyvateil, which makes her the original personality until Saki and other personas inhabited her body.
    • Willing Channeler: Interestingly enough, she was counting for this to happen so she can force Saki to sing Arphage.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Sakia, the sword bearing and armor wielding guardian, has a very cutesy soulspace. When asked about it, she blushes and refuses to comment.

Finnel

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  • A-Cup Angst: Finnel is very vocal about it. She even says she doesn't want to wear a certain item because she doesn't have the bust for it. Aoto immediately offers to make her some pads.
  • All Women Are Doms, All Men Are Subs: Inverted. Finnel secretly likes Aoto calling her 'servant' because she's a sub. He doesn't figure this out until she spells it out in her fifth Cosmosphere level.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Aoto and Finnel, though they're probably just playing around more than anything.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Inverted at first as Saki and Finnel show signs of affection to Aoto before the player chooses a specific girl's ending route, thus choosing Aoto's specific romantic interest.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Finnel's childhood growing up in Clustania can basically be summed up as hell as she is the host for Ar Ru and regularly got bullied under Harvestasha's orders.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She attempts this by singing the Fusionsphere to shut the Harvestasha down in an attempt to thwart her plan to unleash Ar Ru. It was fortunately averted when Krusche sent a virus to temporarily halt the SH Server.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: Like Saki, she also hosts several personalities within her. However, since her Soulspace isn't specifically designed to host these personalities like Saki, it costs her a significant portion of her lifespan simply for hosting them.
  • Self-Deprecation: A major theme in her Cosmosphere, to the point that her alternate personas and Aoto were ensnared into her own self-pity game. It gets to the point where there's a Kangaroo Court for this very purpose deep within her Cosmosphere.
  • Tsundere: Explicitly described as this in her profile.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or in Finnel's case, purple.

Yurisica

Soma

Suzunomia

Tyria

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  • Beam Spam: Tyria loves this as it manifests in all her spells.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Plays a huge role in Tyria's Binary Field, where you essentially get to play through a Visual Novel with yourself taking on the role of the Bodyguard. Exactly how crushy it gets depends on your choices, but for the Best Ending... it'll need to get VERY crushy.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's the biggest ditz out of all three Origin reyvateils, but she's still the Tower's administrator.
  • Cast from Hit Points: The life extension treatment for Saki and Finnel, and Heal the Planet Project takes a significant toll on her lifespan. Her normal ending seeks to avert this trope for the latter, with the light novels that come after the game being where a proper solution for it is given.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Somehow every other thought ends with 'fried bread' or some other random topic.
  • Gratuitous English and Gratuitous Italian: Uses these in her dialogue.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Shurelia (Eoria), Frelia, and Tyria, as these three are the Origin Reyvateils, and thus, are as old as the towers they administrate. Shun's getting on in age too. Mir is also coming up on her four hundredth birthday - her life presumably extended by being locked in the Binary Field for a few of those centuries.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fried bread.

    Great Fang 

Gengai

  • Badass Preacher: A one-eyed, pony-tailed, air-surfing, fist-fighting, hard-drinkin' priest. The other characters constantly question exactly HOW holy he can possibly be.
  • Body Horror: Rev. Gengai gets turned into the Reyvaroid, a grotseque human-Antibody hybrid. Fortunately, he returns to normal after the heroes defeat the monstrosity.
  • Eyepatch of Power: At least we think it gives him power.
  • The Mentor: To Tatsumi /Cocona

Luphan

Katene

    Archia 

Harvestasha XP

Richa

    Clustania 

Akane

  • Action Girl
  • Bonus Boss: Since the Tower of Tyria doesn't have maintenance droids, she takes this role instead.
  • Heel–Face Turn: But if you're smart, you should have seen this coming from a mile away.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Use one.
  • Lady of War: Cool, calm, collected except for some instances and is also the Supreme Commander of Clustania.
  • The Stoic: She was designed to not physically show her emotions.

Harvestasha Vista

  • Final Boss: Surves as this in the Normal endings.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Her personality was rewritten 700 years ago into what she is today. Tilia eventually had to reprogram her to execute the planet healing project
  • Fan Nickname: Called "Kusofure", "Kusoframe" or "Shitframe" by fans.

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