troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesAwesome
Characters
Fridge
Funny
Heartwarming
Main
Trivia
VideoGame
YMMV

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Characters: Arc Rise Fantasia
    open/close all folders 

    Protagonists 

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.

Ryfia

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.

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.

Serge

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.

Clyde

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.

    Antagonists 

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.

Hosea

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

Paula

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.

Luna

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.

    Rogress 

Simmah

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.

Girtab

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.

Urgula

The Rogress of Fire.

Kudoan

The Rogress of Wit.

Allul

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

    Other Characters 

Freya

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.

Luze

  • 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
  • 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.
Ar tonelicoCharacters/Video GamesArcana Heart

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
177839
22