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L'Arc Bright Lagoon

A mercenary for hire working for the empire. L'Arc is a stubborn swordsman who does what he wants to do. And once he is revealed to be a Child of Eesa, L'Arc has a hard time dealing with everything that's being forced on his shoulders. To make matters worse, his Childhood Friends become his sworn enemies, his Clingy Jealous Girl does a NASTY Face-Heel Turn, and he has almost no idea what to do but to look for a solution to solve everything. L'Arc's encounter with Ryfia is the first event that changes everything he has stood for.


A very naive young girl whom L'Arc finds wandering in the forest. Ryfia pretty much behaves like a young child as she has no idea what her words mean to others like saying she likes L'Arc a lot. This is one of the reasons Adele hates her guts so much. She happens to be a Diva meant to direct the Child of Eesa to offer Imaginal's Law to Eesa to help the world and its people. She doesn't really know the full extent of Imaginal's Law, though.

Alfonse "Alf" Zena Meridia

The very good and benevolent second prince of the Empire and L'Arc's best friend. Alf worries too much about what goes with the Empire whenever it looks like it's trying to Take Over the World. As it turns out, he's a Child of Eesa like L'Arc. Once the Empire launches a surprise attack on Antrax, Alf defects from the group to fulfill his role by siding with Adele, considering L'Arc as his sworn enemy. His benevolence is thrown out the window just for the sake of proving Real that humanity can live without Ray for a year, though it greatly twists his old self.

  • Anti-Villain: Type III at first, as he's aiming to save the world using Real, before eventually shifting to Type II after Adele's death.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Big Brother Worship: A mild case, in that Alf's well aware of Weiss's many flaws, but still looks up to him and doesn't take kindly to people suggesting that he should be next in line over Weiss. This opinion sharply goes downhill after Antrax, however.
  • Break the Cutie: This happens to him over the course of the game.
  • Childhood Friends: With L'Arc and Adele.
  • The Chosen One: The other one.
  • Cool Sword
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He has been hiding his feelings for Adele for a very long time now, but he acts a bit restless whenever her romantic partner L'Arc doesn't give her much respect. In case you haven't noticed, Alf has way too many scenes and skits worrying about Adele the most.
  • Deal with the Devil: He makes a pact with Real; that if he can prove humans can live without Ray for a year, Real will stop all Hozone pollution.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He does not take losing Adele well.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: See L'Arc's section above. Alf doesn't seem too worried about letting a mysterious girl from the enemy country near their sole power source.
  • Elemental Powers: Light 'em Up.
  • Face Heel Revolving Door
  • Foil: To L'Arc, in multiple ways. In terms of similarities, they're both swordsmen with similar stats and a Child of Eesa. In term of general differences...
    • For starters, whereas L'Arc is an 'uncivilized' Jerk with a Heart of Gold who's grown up trying to make ends meet, Alf is a refined Nice Guy who happens to be a prince.
    • Despite L'Arc possessing a temper and Alf typically being calmer, this gets reversed as time goes on, with L'Arc being much better at adapting and accepting trauma compared to Alf, who suffers from Break the Cutie. A short story also illustrates their differences in thinking: Alf is wary of what the future holds and so wishes for time to stop, whereas L'Arc accepts the passage of time and believes that it'll heal all wounds.
    • Family-wise, Weiss likes L'Arc but hates Alf.
    • Regarding what they intend to do as a Child of Eesa, they're on the reverse ends of the Order Versus Chaos spectrum. Both also choose to Take a Third Option, ironically doing the opposite of their supposed alignment.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Alf admits before his final boss battle to being envious of L'Arc, who was always beloved by the people whose affection Alf also wanted, such as Weiss and Adele. Alf, as a prince whom the people never really saw, always felt alone.
  • Hammer Space: His sheath can hold swords much larger than itself. Just see that Giganto Sword fit into it!
  • Heartbroken Badass: After Adele dies, at which point he finally snaps.
  • The Hero / Big Bad: One of them.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With L'Arc. Alf ends up throwing out their friendship, though—but L'Arc never gives up on him, and so they repair it towards the end of the game.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He believes that he's the inferior one out of himself, L'Arc, and Weiss.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He's well aware that Adele doesn't return his feelings, and so tries to support her with L'Arc. Then things get... complicated.
  • Irony: Despite his jealousy of L'Arc, if you actually look at their stats, Alf's are slightly superior to L'Arc's.
  • Karma Houdini: He's let off scott-free at the end of the game despite everything he's done.
  • Love Makes You Stupid, Crazy, and Evil.
  • Martial Pacifist
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: In the first boss fight against him, he can summon multiple Rogress over a couple of turns. Hey, why can't we do that with L'Arc!?
  • Nice Guy: In contrast to L'Arc. If you've read the spoiler tropes, you know that this goes horribly wrong.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Opposite to L'Arc, he's Chaos, having chosen Real's Law. Just like L'Arc, though, this gets flipped, as his way of negotiating with Real involves him being a dictator for the Empire, putting him on the Order side of things.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Somewhat subverted in that he's Blue for the most part, but has a few Red traits (namely when it comes to Adele. Eventually goes even farther into Red Oni territory, with L'Arc being more of a Blue Oni.
  • The Rival / Rival Turned Evil
  • Royal Rapier
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to L'Arc's Manly Man.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: He stabs Ignacy while he's giving his Breaking Speech. To be fair, Alf had some personal reasons for wanting to kill the bastard.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Weiss.
  • Stepford Smiler: Shows signs of this. His interactions with Weiss and a few skits suggest that his home life isn't very happy.
  • Summon Magic: Thanks to being a Child of Eesa.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: A very weird subversion. He turns out to be the second Child of Eesa but he doesn't really care about it.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In conjunction with Break the Cutie.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After L'Arc defeats him for the last time and the two finally sort out their issues.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Adele.
  • The Unfavorite: How he views himself.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Honestly, you'd think him and Suzaku were competing to be this trope's new poster boy or something.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: After his Face-Heel Turn.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The 'villain' part is ambiguous here, but the people of the Republic adore him for fighting against the Empire.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His harsh laws after he takes over the Empire are mostly to prove to Real that humans can live without Ray.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After Adele's death, he finally decides that he's had enough and to just screw it all.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Alf takes over as Emperor after offing Weiss. Mostly for Adele's wishes.

Niko Bennex

The most cowardly soldier of the entire empire, Niko is quick to flee during most dangerous situations though he still manages to be a loyal friend to L'Arc and company, having some undying admiration to L'Arc. It's beyond many people how he still works for the empire to these days.

Cecille Garcia

A very energetic girl who is a very skilled fighter despite her age. Cecille thinks of herself as a Hero of Justice, and she idolizes anyone in the world recognized as a master. She is Dynos' older twin sister. However, Dynos grew older than Cecille because he woke up from his magic-induced sleep earlier than she did, thus he aged first.


A mysterious man that helps the party to escape death. Serge is a man who only follows those who hire him to do anything regardless what the job might be. He turns out to be Leon but changed his name to forget about his troubled past. He has an ill sister that he loves with all his heart.

  • Anti-Villain: While with Alf's party. He has no real grudge towards L'Arc and co. and is merely working with Alf for his own goals.
  • Big Brother Instinct
  • Big Brother Mentor: A bit of one for L'Arc as he was once a mercenary like him.
  • Bishounen
  • Broken Pedestal: A light-hearted version for L'Arc, regarding Serge's identity as Leon.
  • Butt Monkey: If it's not Niko holding this position, it's probably Serge.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He tends to be a little flirty with the female party members.
  • Elemental Powers: Playing with Fire, Making a Splash, Dishing Out Dirt, Blow You Away and An Ice Person.
  • Gentleman Thief: One of his alternate outfits. It's even called "Gentleman Thief".
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's one of the more pragmatic members of the party, particularly in the Gula Church ruins and in Opalus.
  • Handicapped Badass: He may never use a sword like he use to, but that doesn't stop him from being a badass mage fighter.
  • Headbutting Heroes: He and Rastan at first, due to a bad past together.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He hides it well, but he essentially had to lose the girl he loved twice.
  • Kid Hero: As Lightning Leon, he was leader of the Lord Knights... at the age of fourteen.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: The girl he loved and believed to be dead actually turned into a Tragic Monster. You can guess what happened next.
  • Knife Nut
  • The Lancer
  • Magic Knight: Similar to Malik, he's a mage who can defend himself with weapons rather than a fighter who can cast magic.
    • Although he might have fought a bit more like Zelos when he was younger, for he used a sword before Ignacy crippled him.
  • The Nicknamer: Refers to Cecille as "Minimal Lady" and Leslie as "Violent Femme".
    • These nicknames even appear in the game's "Mercs" menu (equivalent of a glossary).
  • Obfuscating Stupidity
  • Older than They Look: He's thirty-three.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Averted and justified. He's really "Lightning" Leon of the Lord Knights, but since you can count the number of people who know this on one hand he doesn't feel the need to conceal his identity.
  • Retired Badass: It's implied that he may have become this after the game, claiming that if no records are written about him in the future, he probably ended up living a peaceful life, plus the fact that he likely returned to Maria in Ebur after everything.
  • Sixth Ranger: To Alf's party.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only surviving member of the Lord Knights by the end of the game, as well as, with Maria, the only orphan left from the Gula Church.
  • Squishy Wizard
  • Stepford Smiler: Shows some signs of this, as he comments about how he needs more training when Ryfia points out how sad he looks after having to kill Selena.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor

Rastan Oigen

Rastan is a skilled swordsman who wanders the land seeking revenge for the death of his family. For some reason, he travels with L'Arc. That reason being his atonement for having killed L'Arc's father due to Ignacy's blackmailing him. Much later, L'Arc finally brings himself to pardon Rastan, welcoming him as a loyal friend.

Leslie Ferrati

A woman with lots of intel about many things. She was once a general for the Republic until she dropped out, but she still supports her nation and her best friend who happens to be the governor.

Adele Nevanlinna

Adele is one of L'Arc's childhood friends. She harbors shy but strong feelings for L'Arc, and everything goes down the toilet for her when Ryfia gets into the picture. She turns out to be the next Real's Diva, her mother having been killed moments before she got promoted.


A retired general in the Empire who is very fond of L'Arc and Alf. He is in charge of Jada. He eventually joins Alf in his quest to propose Real's Law to Eesa, but he feels that only L'Arc can make Alf change the error of his ways. That doesn't mean he'll disobey Alf for the better, though.

Dynos Garcia

AKA Deathchanter, Dynos roams the world looking for Real's Diva. He eventually finds the next Real's Diva (Adele) and decides to protect her. He's also Cecille's (age-wise) younger brother who got out of his sleep, resuming his aging earlier as a side-effect.


Prince Weiss Dona Meridia

The prince who rules over the Empire with an iron fist, brother to fellow prince Alf and L'Arc's half-brother. He is totally obssessed with world domination.

Walter Ignacy

Ignacy is a dangerous criminal; the person who forced Rastan to kill L'Arc's father by blackmailing him with keeping his family hostage. He also works for Hosea to accomplish his goals.


A man who fully believes that following Imaginal's law will benefit humanity. And by saving humanity, he means saving only the Divine Race.


One of Ignacy's henchwomen. Paula works alongside Luna by killing anyone who opposes Ignacy. After being defeated again, the two of them disband from Ignacy by taking quests to make a living.


The second person who works for Ignacy. Just like Paula, Luna is a very deadly woman. Just like her fellow companion, she leaves Ignacy behind to pursue better goals.



The Rogress of Light that joins L'Arc. He is the one who sets L'Arc on the quest to bring peace to the world. He also turns out to be Ryfia's father transformed into a Rogress.


The Rogress of Darkness. He only obeys the Real's Diva's Child of Eesa, who happens to be Alf himself, until L'Arc obtains his power almost at the end of the game.


The Rogress of Fire.


The Rogress of Wit.


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The Rogress of Ice who disguises herself as Luze's attendant. She also happens to be the leader of all the Rogress.

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One of the generals from the Empire. Though it doesn't look like it, she worries about Niko's well-being behind all the harsh punishment she issues on him.


  • A God Am I: Justified in a very sympathetic way. She was made to be a god by people, so she's understandably upset about how they're now trying to kill her.
  • Anti-Magic: Prevents the use of the Rogress during the first fight with her.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Insists that L'Arc chooses a Law even when he starts to disagree with them.
  • Break the Cutie: Played with. She was broken before the story even began. The events of the game see her trying to get better. It doesn't take.
  • Deity of Human Origin
  • Designated Villain: Discussed in-universe. L'Arc actually says that there was never any choice but to kill her.
  • Final Boss: An interesting variant, as she's the Final Boss despite not being the Big Bad.
  • God Is Good: Eesa is clearly good at heart... but L'Arc pushed her way too far.
  • Good Shepherd: Travels around the world, helping others and spreading the teachings of Eesa.
  • Light 'em Up
  • Nice Hat
  • Not-So-Small Role: At first, she just seems to be a minor character. You meet her while she and Saura are being harassed by some bandits in Diamant.
  • Physical God: It comes with being the real Eesa.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Personality-wise, she's a very benevolent Red Oni to Saura. Oddly enough, both are clad in blue.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: She eventually chooses "Lawful" because the "Good" guys are trying to kill her.
  • Trauma Conga Line; As you'll find out in her backstory, Luze just can't catch a break.
  • Wham Episode: She's really Eesa.
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