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Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Marieve Herington (English)The main female protagonist and a 15-year-old home-taught old-school alchemist by way of her since-deceased mother. While her family owns one of the well known orchards, she decides to join the R&D Division so she can use her alchemy to help others. Prior to the start of the game, she did various errands around town to help other people.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Has blue eyes instead of green in the animated cutscenes.
- Big Eater: Eats a whole apple cake by herself meant for 3 people, much to her embarrassment.
- Book Dumb: Implied due to her constant mess-ups with her worksheets. At one point, she even writes her own name incorrectly.
- Childhood Friends: With Awin
- Cute Clumsy Girl: If what Clone says about her when she worked at the orchard is any indication.
- Cuteness Proximity: Towards the homonculi.
- Deuteragonist: If you choose to play as Logy.
- Dramatic Stutter: When put under the slightest bit of pressure — such as being introduced to someone new — Escha will stutter her way through the encounter. Most noticeable in the game's prologue.
- Downloadable Content: Is playable as DLC in Atelier Shallie.
- Hair Decorations: Not only does she get the Atelier heroine hat, but she also gets cute hair decs.
- Expressive Accessory: Her tail. In the anime adaptation, several characters make a big deal about it, or wanting one like it. Her mother made it with alchemy and she considers it a keepsake. In fact, a plotline in one installment actually involves a plan to mass-produce it, though Escha is against the idea... at least at first.
- The Gift: It's noted that normal people can't Synthesize by instinct like her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Sports them.
- Improbable Weapon User: A picture book made by alchemy, which is her strongest weapon.
- Item Caddy: As the more "conventional" alchemist, Escha relies on the bombs and tools she brews up in her cauldron. She does have her own offensive/defensive abilities though, so she's not helpless should her items run out.
- Meido: This becomes her job in Threia's ending, since it's implied that she's too Book Dumb to keep up with the latter's research.
- Modesty Shorts: Similarly to Meruru, she wears a pair of bloomers under her skirt to prevent panty shots.
- Nice Girl
- Nice Hat: You really can't be an Atelier heroine without one.
- Pirate Girl: One of her alternate outfit.
- Plucky Girl: As with many girls in the Atelier series, Escha has no concept of "giving up". Although she might be given pause for thought when the idea of raiding a dragon's nest is brought up.
- Pure Energy: She utilizes Ether in her skills.
- Rose-Haired Girl
- Simple Staff: Unlike previous alchemists, however, she has her own special skills — which means she can do more with her staff than simply thumping enemies over the head.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Logy.
- She Is All Grown Up: In Atelier Shallie.
- Ship Tease: With Logy, even moreso in the vita port and anime. The vita port even gives you the option to go down a romance route. At this point, they may as well be an Official Couple.
- In the vita remake, they even get matching bride and groom costumes!
- Summon Magic: The full potential of her Double Draw, with her book.
- Sweet Tooth: Escha has a craving for sweets when she's out on assignment, but cooking them is a pain. Her way around it? Synthesize sweet things and have the Homunculus, who can recreate anything already created, resupply her.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Called a tomboy by Clone, but at least she knows how to make sweets.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Apples
- Universal-Adaptor Character: Made an appearance in Atelier Firis. Like Logy before her, they aren't the same character but share a similar story and background. The most telling difference between that Escha and this one is her age and lack of a surname.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Of Grade A.
Logix "Logy" Ficsario
- Adaptational Villainy: In the manga adaptation, he's much less approachable.
- Ascended Extra: Only had a brief cameo in Atelier Shallie, but was Promoted to Playable in the vita remake.
- Badass Bookworm: Is noted several times to be quite intelligent.
- Bishōnen: Very pretty for a guy.
- The Blacksmith: His alchemy skills is specialize on making weapons and armours.
- Break the Haughty: The great airship explosion accident had changed him from a man who never listen to others to a humble ambitionless man.
- Cool Sword: He reassembled it as a hobby.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Although he's been alive for less than two decades, Logy has learned the pitfalls of arrogance the hard way. His refusal to take advice and listen to criticism lead to a major accident, which badly injures one of his staunchest supporters.
- Deadpan Snarker: Often makes sarcastic remarks about people whenever they do something stupid or cringe-worthy.
- Deuteragonist: If you choose to play as Escha.
- Expressive Accessory: If he wears his furry battler costume, his tail acts similarly to Escha's.
- If he's wearing his fox ears, they'll droop if he's low on hp during battle.
- Fingerless Gloves: His favorite type of gloves.
- Glowing Eyes: When he uses his skills, or Double Draw.
- He Is All Grown Up: Subverted in Atelier Shallie Plus, where he simply gets a color swap from his original design instead of being given a new one. As a result, despite supposedly being 24, he still looks 18.
- Played straight with an alternate version of himself in Atelier Sophie.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: He uses one.
- Item Caddy: Logy can't make the stuff in the basket — he's restricted to creating weapons and armour. However, he can equip the things Escha makes, including his own exclusive weaponry.
- It's All My Fault: He keeps blaming the great airship explosion accident on himself.
- Let Off by the Detective: Mentions that they do have to capture Ayesha if they see her, but if she escaped and Nio just so happened to go with her... well, they wouldn't exactly chase them.
- My Greatest Failure: See his Dark and Troubled Past.
- My Greatest Second Chance: After getting convinced by Escha to redeem himself by finishing the dreadnought, he decides to retake his dream of finishing a working airship. With the R&D division help he succeeds.
- Neat Freak: Wants things clean and tidy very often. However, later in the game, Escha seems to rub off on him, because even he gets scolded for the atelier not being tidy.
- Nice Guy: He's a little straight-edge, but nice.
- Office Romance: When questioned by Solle on his route, he claims to have no interest in one, saying he doesn't take that kind of interest in his co-workers. Ironically, in Plus, if the player chooses to have his and Escha's relationship go romantic thereafter, he's the one who ends up pursuing her.
- Odd Friendship: Develops one with Solle.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: His apparent current situation. The truth is slightly more complicated than that.
- Rule of Cool: His battle pose and his attacks somehow looked flashier and more extraordinary than the rest of the party members, like jumping from the sky to protect his party members with Support Guard.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Escha.
- Ship Tease: With Escha. See her entry for more details.
- The Southpaw: He wields his sword with his left hand.
- Super OCD: The way he wants everything in order and clean, to his imbue skills. Even Escha wonders if he has OCD.
- Sword Beam: His Flash Cut technique.
- The One Guy: The only male protagonist in the Dusk trilogy.
- Is also the only male in the R&D Department. Solle notes that several of their male colleagues are jealous of him because of this.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: His Support Attack. It has a spin that allows it to come back to him.
- Universal-Adaptor Character: Made an appearance in Atelier Sophie. Like Hagel and Pamela, they aren't the same character but has similar story and background. The most telling difference between that Logy and this one is his lack of a surname.
Voiced by: Mariko Honda (Japanese), Mela Lee (English)Escha and Logy's junior who was assigned to the Development Department from Central City.
- Book Dumb: Played for Drama, She always do her best to become a doctor but being a slow learner herself cause her to breakdown. Fortunately Escha and Logy are there for her.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Managed to be even more clumsy than Escha.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Hospital Hottie
- Improbable Weapon User: A medical bag, when she attacks she throws syringes.
- The Medic: The main healer of the game.
- Modesty Shorts: Like Escha, she wears bloomers underneath her skirt.
- Nice Hat
- Precocious Crush: Imply to have a small crush on Logy. Confirm in her ending. if you played his side.
- Secretly Wealthy
- Non-Idle Rich: She's a wealthy heiress, but the last thing she wants is to sit around and muse upon her riches. She wants to prove that she can make medicine and help the world.
- So Proud of You: In the anime, she gets a letter with this from her father after creating the vaccine.
- Token Mini-Moe: Of the original playable cast.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Escha and later, towards Logy.
- Childhood Friends: With Escha.
- Cool Big Bro: How Escha refers to him.
- Drop the Hammer: His weapon of choice. He even put a trigger on it for an extra bang.
- Genki Guy
- Megane: Wears a set of glasses.
- Mr. Fixit: Very much so. He's a part of the Maintenance Department.
- Nice Guy
- Odd Friendship: With Solle.
- The Pollyanna
- Scary Shiny Glasses: If his Finishing Attack kills the enemy it ends with this.
- Shock and Awe: His Sparkbiter technique.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name is consistently spelled Awin throughout the game itself, however, if you look at the supplementary material in the Extras available from the main menu, it is given as "Arwin."
- Theme Music Power-Up: Noticeably the only one with a vocal music if he manages to finish the battle with his Finishing Attack.
- This Is a Drill: His Limit Break has him afix a large drill head on his hammer.
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (Japanese), Ben Pronksy (English)An enigmatic treasure hunter with a bit of a cowboy motif going on.
- Badass Baritone: In the Japanese dub.
- BFG: In his Finishing Move.
- Butt-Monkey: A mild example, but most of the other characters, particularly Threia and Logy, tend to not take him very seriously.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Came from an incredibly poor village that he eventually ran away from as a child and nearly starved to death before he was picked up by his mentor. The conditions he grew up in is the main reason why he's now The Scrooge.
- Demoted to Extra: In the anime.
- Determinator: No one stands in the way of his precious treasure.
- Hidden Depths: See Dark and Troubled Past for more details.
- In addition to this, he also notes that while researchers like to study relics and artifacts, they ignore the fact that a civilization died out and are forgetting the real reason behind it.Reyfer: As long as what they find improves our lives, people conveniently forget a civilization died.
- In addition to this, he also notes that while researchers like to study relics and artifacts, they ignore the fact that a civilization died out and are forgetting the real reason behind it.
- Knife Nut: Uses one during his Banditry special support attack.
- Leader Wannabe: Logy's first impression on him. And he's right.
- Lovable Rogue: He's rough, but you come to like him.
- Nice Hat: A cowboy hat.
- Perpetual Poverty: When he was a child.
- The Scrooge: Never likes spending too much on himself, even food.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Threia, who he thinks is only interested in her work and research.
- Treasure Hunter: His profession.
- Walking the Earth: He has been wandering the Dusk long before he joins Escha and Logy.
Voiced by: Chiharu Kitaoka (Japanese), Danielle McRae (English)An intrepid adventurer and freelance researcher currently under Croseit R&D's employ. Despite lack of actual experience with alchemy, her years of studying it made her one of the discipline's foremost brains. She is Keithgriff Hazeldine's niece.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: She's a researcher who adventures into ruins, often filled with monsters, for the sake of knowledge.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: She can read the ancient language and Escha mentions that she could be an amazing alchemist if she wanted to, but Threia's not interested.
- Christmas Cake: Though she doesn't seem to care, as she appears to be Married to the Job.
- Coat Cape: She drapes her coat over her shoulders.
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually at Reyfer's expense.
- Genius Slob: Her office is repeatedly stated to be extremely messy, to the point where assistants have gotten trapped beneath the massive load of paperwork inside. She is also one of the smartest people in the game.
- Improbable Weapon User: An earring with alchemy powers.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair falls long.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Reyfer, who she thinks only cares about the monetary value of the artifacts they find, rather than its historical value.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Marion.
- Walking the Earth: Her research sends her all over the globe.
- Workaholic: Rarely sleeps, spends almost all her time on work, and claims that everyone who lives normally are not efficient with their time, much to the surprise and shock of Logy.
- Big Eater: Wins an eating contest without breaking a sweat. In the anime, the first thing she is shown doing is eating, specifically food that was supposed be eaten after a mission, not before.
- Book Dumb: She's not good with paperwork...or anything to do with non-battle related activities.
- BFS:Her weapon of choice.
- Character Development: She's a lot less robotic than in the previous game.
- Expy: Possibly to Aurica from Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia. Artificial human, weakest from her "sisters", body build and hair. Also, her name is one of Aurica's songs. Sadly she doesn't have Aurica's cooking ability.
- Glowing Eyes: In her special.
- Red Eyes! Take Warning: Their color.
- Hair Decorations: Her hair contains
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her outfit is slightly more elegant than in the previous game, even in battle.
- Lady of War: Hasn't changed in four years.
- Primal Fear: In the anime, when riding the balloon, is heard telling herself repeatedly "Don't look down, don't look down, don't look down..."
- Sword Drag: She pulls her sword along before swinging it.
- Zettai Ryouiki: From the combination of stockings and dress.
Wilbell voll Erslied
- Ascended Extra: In the anime adaption, giving her a much bigger role and more screen time compared to her role in the actual game.
- Blatant Lies: She's totally not a witch.
- Blow You Away: All of her special attacks are wind based.
- Playing with Fire: She can do magic by gathering all the heat in one area to combust something. If you manage to defeat the Fire Lord and have Willbell form a contract with her, she can do it in the game.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Its noted that she understands things pretty decently and she can draw conclusions well, but she doesn't try too hard.
- Cute Witch: She's a little older than in the last game, but just as cute.
- Downloadable Content: She is playable as DLC.
- Fiery Redhead: Her hair's actually pink, but her personality is closer to this.
- Nice Hat: A classical witch hat, which stays on even in the hot springs.
- ProperTightsWithADress: Now sports tights.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to her back an then some.
- Rose-Haired Girl: Her hair color.
- She Is All Grown Up: Compared to the first game.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Magic power is passed down family lines.
- Supreme Chef: A variant. She's makes really great sweets...using magic.
- Hearing Voices: She hears voices from the Orchard, which is later revealed to be because she has an ancestor who once assisted in the development of Geosys. Being from a bloodline of alchemist, it interfaced with her as it did Flameu.
- Improbable Weapon User: Cooking utensils. Her starter weapon is a spatula.
- The Medic: Like her sister, she's someone who sells medicines and herbs.
- Nice Girl: One of the nicest characters in the entire game.
- Nice Hat: Wears one.
- Promoted to Playable: In the Vita port version of the game.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her clothing.
- Walking Spoiler: Quite literally. She was DEAD in the previous game!
Voiced by: Chihiro Uno (Japanese)A 12-year-old peddler who claims to be selling rare and interesting things, but seems to be lacking in market-smarts. She occasionally tries to dupe Escha into buying things. Otherwise she serves as your ingredients supplier.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her new outfit in Atelier Shallie.
- Cheerful Child: Overall.
- Downloadable Content: She is playable as DLC.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: Her parents used to own a shop. When it had to close down Katla tried to carry on her family business long after her parents gave up on it.
- She plays this up in a rather funny skit early on, however.
- Genki Girl: Pretty upbeat considering her situation.
- Hair of Gold: A lighter shade.
- Happily Married: Her parents are a super lovey dovey couple.
- Improbable Weapon User: A cane and a suitcase.
- Invisible Parents: We never meet her parents, and according to Katla, they're almost never home.
- Nice Hat: Sports one.
- Oblivious to Love: Is completely unaware of Micie's crush on her.
- Plucky Girl: Refuses to give up hope on reviving the family shop as her parents did.
- She Is All Grown Up: In Atelier Shallie.
- Token Mini-Moe: Of the DLC characters. At 12, she's also the youngest playable character in the entire Dusk trilogy.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Since her parents are constantly away on business trips, she's literally running a business by herself at age 12.
Micie Sun Mussemburg
Voiced by: Tomo Muranaka (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)A young elite working working for the Audit Bureau in Central City who came to inspect the Branch Office's affairs.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Tries too hard to act mature? Check. Acts awkward around his crush? Check. Has a height complex? Check.
- Adorkable: His attempts to act mature and his awkward behavior around his crush is both endearing and adorable.
- Can't Spit It Out: To Katla.
- Coat Cape
- Criss-Cross Attack: Does this in his Limit Break, slashing through the target at incredible speed from all directions.
- Downloadable Content: He is playable as DLC.
- Hair Decorations: A red ribbon to tie his long hair into a ponytail.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Height Angst: Is constantly worrying about his height despite being nearly a head taller than Escha, who's a year older than him.
- Improbable Age: He's only 14, but he's already working a rather demanding job as central audit bureau inspector.
- Lightning Bruiser: Has the highest speed stats in the game and can dish out some serious damage.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Something About a Rose: Has a habit of swinging around a rose whenever he's quoting his mentor.
- Token Mini-Moe: The youngest playable male character in the entire dusk trilogy.
- Wise Beyond Their Years
Voiced by: Daisuke Matsubara (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)The man in charge of Colseit Branch's logistics. The duo can requests items from Central through him and depending on the reputation of the Branch, they may fulfill it.
- Big Ball of Violence: His Limit Break in Shallie has the homunculi beat up the enemy, resulting in this.
- Deadpan Snarker: Escha and Awin are frequent targets of his sarcasm.
- Downloadable Content: Is playable through DLC in Atelier Shallie.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Gets jealous of Lucille for stealing the Homoncului's attention.
- Improbable Weapon User: His weapon of choice in Atelier Shallie is... a clipboard that allows him to control Homunculi.
- Jerk Ass: As he's a bureaucrat, he has to make sure all the paper's are in working order. Which leads him to make smarmy remarks to people who don't fill out papers correctly.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He treats the Homunculi very well.
- Odd Friendship: With Awin. He develops one with Logy as well.
- Perpetual Frowner
- The Resenter: In a scene where he's quite unhappy when the Homonculus decided to choose Lucile's stories over his sweets.
- The Strategist: In Shallie, although he is a playable character with DLC, he doesn't do much fighting by himself, instead commanding his army of homunculi by drafting combat strategies on his clipboard.
- The Stoic: His emotions are fairly hard to read.
- Supreme Chef: The sweets he makes are so good that the homonculi accept it as their currency.
- Sweet Tooth: He makes his own sweets, often eats them in cutscenes and pays you in sweets.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: His appearance, mood, and attitude.
Marion Quinnanother investigation in a remote area.
- Christmas Cake: Starts to get worried about still being single despite her age. Looks like she ignored her mentor's complain.
- Hair Decorations: It's the same one from Linca's ending in the previous game!
- Proper Tights With Skirt: Her outfit.
- Quest Giver: Her role in the game.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Threia.
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi KoyamaProprietor of the Dragon's Fist Tavern in Colseit. He used to be an investigator but retired and opened up a tavern. He sells food and related ingredients as well.
- Ambiguously Bi: The first thing he says to Logy is an observation about how attractive he is.
- Badass Beard: Sports one.
- The Bartender: Runs the local tavern.
- Carpet of Virility: Sports a large amount of body hair.
- Retired Badass: Used to be an investigator.
- Supreme Chef: His food was a great hit with the customers, though he didn't like the fact that the majority of the customers are male.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Colland.
Voiced by: Kento Fujinuma (Japanese)Chief of Colseit Branch and Solle's father.
- Bumbling Dad: Downplayed, but after realizing how hard he was on Solle, he really tries hard to bridge the gap that's grown between them.
- The Casanova: Commented by Duke to be one in their younger years, frequently bringing in women into their campsite and running around naked.
- Large and in Charge: He's probably one of the tallest people in the game and the branch answers to him.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a very reasonable boss, willing to help however he can.
- Right Behind Me: Extremely prone to this.
- Standard '50s Father: Very much so; both to Solle and his men. The entire R&D Division is afraid of him.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Duke.
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)A mam of many self-proclaimed titles, who is also a treasure hunter working with Reyfer
- High-Class Glass: Has his monacle from the last game.
- Nice Hat: Wears an explorers hat.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He kept his personality since the last game.
Voiced by: Hibiku Yamamura (Japanese)An Automaton who was friends with Escha's mother, who would maintain her, before she passed away and is Escha's surrogate mother. Unlike other Automatons, she studied human expression and emotion in order to interact with them better. She is unable to leave the city.
- Brutal Honesty: She didn't bat an eye when she tells Escha shortly after starting her job that since she isn't around to "help", the work at the orchard improved.
- In the anime, when Escha and Logy ask her about the windmill, she flat out asks Escha if she was fired.
- Catch-Phrase: She often says "My, oh my" in an attempt to make herself seem more human.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She had past connections to the final boss
- Could Say It, But...: She basically could have majorly contributed the mystery of the Unexplored Ruins, but chose not to because she thought it was futile.
- Creative Sterility: She mentions that as an Automaton she can't create anything new, only re-purpose what she learns. For humans to be able to do so is part of what they love.
- Creepy Monotone: The only characteristic of Automatons that Clone didn't fix.
- Honest Advisor: She's been in Colseit so long she's basically the chief's advisor now, having outlived a lot of branch managers.
- It's Pronounced Tro-PAY: An accent on the "e" would've helped. Her name is pronounced like Cloné
- Living Relic: She's an artifact of old alchemy,
- Really 700 Years Old: She's around 930 years old.
- Team Mom: To just about everyone in Colseit. It helps she's known most of the them since they were born, including the Branch Manager.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.
Faul MalierEscha's father.
- Invisible Parents: Depite being very much alive, Clone seems to have a bigger presence in Escha's life than he does. In the game, he only appears briefly during one of the assignments.
- Satellite Character: He... really doesn't do much.
Voiced by: Kana Akutsu (Japanese)A mysterious girl who was found in some ancient ruins. Her existence is a complete mystery to everyone.
- Animal Motifs: Bees
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit.
- Final Boss: Of the main story line.
- Humans Are Bastards: Has this opinion. Especially of Alchemists.
- Nice Hat: Or whatever that thing on her head is.
- Older Than They Look: Looks like a young child but is implied to be nearly as old as Clone is.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair falls far down her back.
- Was Once a Man: She was an alchemist from the far past absorbed into the Geosys.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wants to spread her seeds to save the world. However, she'd reached a dead end in her research and it was doomed to fail. Being no longer human and her memories eroded, she can't stop herself or accept the failure to try again.
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese)One of Linca's older sisters.
- Artificial Human: Of some kind.
- Cool Big Sis: Lampshaded by Escha.
- Hair Decorations: Wears the same one as Linca.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: In contrast to the one we know, who can't hold her liquor.
- Red Eyes! Take Warning: Averted, she is quite nice, though not very polite.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Is much more carefree and crass than her younger sister.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Same as Linca.