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"The world is far more complicated than you obviously realize, and there is no black or white, only shades of grey."
— Zelos' vision of life, blurted out to Adelle in a What the Hell, Hero? moment to her
"Oh really? And who created the boundary that separates the creatures that can be killed from those that can't? Humans are ignorant, self-serving creatures. They make the world conform to them, consequences be damned. If you want to try to rationalize with the contradictions of humanity, by all means, be my guest. But me, I have my own rules that I live by. And I would rather die than ever betray what I think is right. You're in no position to tell me what's wrong or what's right."A bounty hunter that prefers to be a lone wolf, and doesn't like how people keep wanting to follow him. Both of his arms are mechanical prosthetics that give him an edge on the battlefield, especially if an Elemental Core is contained within them. His weapon of choice are guns and, in some cases, swords.
— Later, after saving Adelle from a worse situation when she triggers his motive rant over his real vision of life
- Anti-Hero: Considering his view towards life, this is almost an understatement.
- Artificial Limbs: Both of his arms are mechanical.
- Artificial Human: Has it worse than Aria and Duja, as he's not even a True Human Genome. He's Prototype ZERO, clone of an unnamed Alien Soul and Dena, a Human Genome.
- Assassin Outclassin': It's said that many people have sought his artificial arms. None have survived to tell about such attempts. You should ask Brumeia or the lackey she sent for him about her attempt. Oh yeah, you can't, the lackey got killed by Zelos after he tried to maneuver on Adelle, and Zelos helped Nguyen end her life after she pissed him one too many times.
- At Least I Admit It: Zelos is a ruthless killer, and he has no fear of admitting it. Then comes Adelle, whose parents he killed in one of these ruthless killing contracts...
- Because I'm Good at It: Zelos does his job like it's the only thing he always knew or will ever know.
- BFG: His primary and personal weapon is a revolver that is about as large as his arms.
- Blood Knight: Zelos will NOT run away from a challenge. He also has a real soft spot for other Blood Knights, especially Lydia.
- Bounty Hunter: He does this for a living. And got quite the profile from doing it.
- Bring It: His common behavior toward anything he's pointing his gun at.
- Brutal Honesty: Zelos has nothing to hide on his view of life and people. Many a time this works as a huge Berserk Button for Adelle.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Zelos killed so many people on his contracts that he didn't even realize he killed Adelle's parents and lampshades it when she finally plays her true cards.Zelos: I've killed so many people that not one person stands out.
- Character Development: Zelos goes from an unrepentant Bounty Hunter at the start of the game to a completely dependable person by the end, especially shown in the optional scenes before the Randeroll Labs raid.
- Code of Honour: Summed up in four phrases: "Humans are selfish by nature. Trust no one. Earn your living. Kill if you need to." Zelos evolves out of this as the story goes on.
- Cold Sniper: Zelos normally is contracted to kill anything that breathes with absurd efficency and zero considerations for whatever life he's ending. He killed Adelle's parents that way in an open marketplace.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His color scheme changes with the various Elemental Cores equipped.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Zelos tends to hand these to people on a daily basis. When Adelle finally comes for his head, Zelos gives the exact number of zero fucks and lets her slash all she wants with no ill effects on him.
- Cynicism Catalyst: His last caretaker wasn't exactly a stable person and humiliated Zelos on many levels. It came to a point where Zelos ended up turning against him and starting his "trust no living being" attitude.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Protagonist example, as Zelos is incredibly powerful and will not take well to whoever pisses him off. Brumeia learned that when Zelos decided to help Nguyen kill her after seeing for real how rotten she is.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Zelos gives a disgusted reaction to Bridgette after realizing she feels sorry for asking about his prosthetic arms and warns her against feeling pity for people.
- Easily Forgiven: After spanking Adelle around on her revenge attempt and letting Lydia win against him when the latter came to defend Adelle, Zelos apologizes for having killed Adelle's parents, an incredibly rare case coming from him. Adelle mellows out a bit to him after that.
- Easy Amnesia: According to his profile, he's missing quite a bit of his memory. He doesn't care. Until near the end of the game, when he actually manages to find out where he came from and he decidedly doesn't like it.
- Elemental Powers: Zelos' skills and abilities depend on which Elemental Core he has on his arms. And there's one for each element in the game, to a total of eight:
- Everyone Has Standards: Zelos may be amoral, but he has his limits. He only kills those he was contracted to kill. He'll kill bandits on the spot. He won't take well for people who kill just for the hell of it, like Thaddeus. He decides to help Nguyen kill Brumeia for no reward after seeing the both the latter's father and confidant die (And after she had the gall to hire a thief to try and get his Elemental Cores, also). And he REALLY didn't know the couple he killed for a contract in one occasion were parents to a little girl, who would become the furious Adelle and join him in order to exact her revenge.
- Gun Fu: Whatever you saw in Cross Edge, it started here in Blazing Souls.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Nguyen works his way from the start into being this with him. Also crossing onto Vitriolic Best Buds.
- Humans Are Bastards: Zelos has no trust in humanity due to his past interactions. What stops him from crossing the line like Jadore did ages ago is that he doesn't want anything to do with anyone else, instead of deciding to tyrannize on them. He develops out of this at the course of the game, however.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Zelos sees his everyday life and assassinations like this, and the entire world as being in a dog-eat-dog situation.
- Ignore the Fanservice: Zelos pulls this on Fairuza.
- I Let You Win: He pulls one on Lydia, when he feels guilty after curb-stomping Adelle. Lydia realizes this right off the bat.
- Infinity +1 Gun: Back in Spectral Souls 2, the Revolver Cannon was only the second most powerful gun, and very far from being the game's most powerful weapon note . Which it is in Blazing Souls, as well as being Zelos' personal weapon. Just so you know
- In the End, You Are on Your Own: After his team give Gustavinus a sound thrashing, the last fight is Zelos against Gustavinus, one-on-one.
- I Shall Taunt You: He'll push Sexton's Berserk Button just for the hell of it.
- I Work Alone: Zelos is heavily insistent in being on his own and dislikes almost every addition his party gets.
- Jerk Ass: His profile states it best, the man is totally amoral and will do anything for money.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: According to the other characters. Lydia proves them right.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In one occasion, Adelle forces Zelos to let a thief go after dealing with him, and he calls her out on letting a criminal live. Some time later, the same thief scams Adelle into an ambush and Zelos has to save her ass. He kills the guy on the spot this time and Adelle is horrified at finally seeing how he really works.Zelos: Now do you understand? This is how the world really works.
- Lack of Empathy: His standard emotion. Better demonstrated during Noel's Heroic B.S.O.D..Zelos: Yeah, they're dead. Get over it! It's not the end of the world! As you are now, you're less than useless to us! If this is how you're going to react to something like this, just get the hell away from me now!!
- The Leader: Zelos is thrown into this role against his will, but develops into actually working as such.
- Leave Me Alone!: Zelos' constant message at everyone, as he has no trust or empathy for people. As the story progresses, he gets better from this.
- Megaton Punch: Zelos does this on his Heaven's Drive, by charging the Elemental Core on his fist after shooting the enemy a few times.
- Moral Myopia: Zelos doesn't see anything wrong with killing thugs, or whatever appears on his contracts.
- No-Sell: You want to see how immortal this guy is? He stabs himself through the chest with Adelle's BFS to prove her how powerful he is when she fails at killing him to avenge her parents. He doesn't even feel it.
- No Sympathy: The quote above says it all about Zelos' reaction to a teammate losing his family to the Genomes.
- Not So Different: Snow has that opinion of him in comparison to Jadore.
- One-Man Army: If he's not a Person of Mass Destruction.
- Only in It for the Money: Zelos will normally only do something good on free accord if he gets paid for doing it. Nguyen used this to get Zelos to help him with Brumeia. Then Zelos saw Brumeia's colors, and ended up offering his help for free.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Are you a thug? A rapist? A Manipulative Bastard who performed a Ruling Family Massacre bent on killing whatever you want? Be sure that Zelos will come for your head and won't even bat an eye as he blows a hole on it.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Happens to him when equipping the Helios or Vesper Core.
- The Power of Apathy: Zelos considers his apathy a form of art, and his interactions with everyone shows. His abilities to overcome whatever gets thrown his way do show it as well.
- Professional Killer: Most of his bounty-hunting involves ending someone's life. He took this into some kind of art along with his apathy.
- Punch-Clock Hero: The only reasons he ever has for doing good is that it was a job, or he was taunted into it. Sometimes both.
- Red Is Violent: If the tropes listed on his fame as a killer aren't a signal.
- Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: The Rude Hero to Nguyen's Nice Sidekick.
- The Sociopath / Sociopathic Hero: He has no conscience and feels no guilt when killing people. This bites him back in the ass when Adelle reveals that he killed her parents and she joined him so she could kill him.
- Super Mode: On Infini Core, we have his Overdrive Original Skill. It overclocks Zelos' Elemental Core, giving him an absurd increase in damage and defense for three turns.
- Then you combine it with his Unleash Hell Potential, use a Bloody Pearl, a fully upgraded Revolver Cannon, and Zelos basically becomes a near-unstoppable killing machine.
- Sword and Gun: Without equipping any Elemental Core, the sword sees little use however, primarily being used to break things when exploring.
- The Gunslinger: He loves waving his massive hand cannon around.
- The Rival: Has a fierce one on the Genome Sexton when it comes to his bounty-hunting ways. Gains a true one in Jadore.
- If the cards are played right, Adelle develops out of her thirst for revenge on Zelos and becomes his rival herself.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Manages to be one to Hermes as she starts mimicking his mannerisms.
- Tron Lines: Get Zelos equipped with the Infini Core, and he'll have this all over his body.
- True Neutral: His profile states that he has elevated apathy to a form of art. Zelos doesn't give a fuck to what's going on around him, unless it's happening to him.
- Tsundere: Gives the impression of being one at times, due to his excessive reactions to minor prodding to help others.
- The Unapologetic: Again, Zelos is completely apathetic to everything around him and feels no remorse for his actions. However, he concedes one apology after dealing with Adelle and Lydia on the former's attempt of revenge on him. He really didn't know those two had a child when he was contracted to kill them.
- Weirdness Magnet / Magnetic Hero: Everyone, absolutely everyone, seems attracted to Zelos in some way or another. From other bounty hunters who may or may not agree with him, to adventurous kids, to people from another world with absurd powers, angels, demons, and Artificial Humans who are trying to replace mankind.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives a heavy one to Adelle when she forces him to let a criminal go after they tried to "force a toll" on them. His words to her are almost prophetic, given what happens later:Zelos: Someday, this is going to come back and bite you in the ass.
- Worthy Opponent: Zelos sees one in Jadore.
A blonde adventurer that was assigned by the guild to work with Zelos on a hard mission. Like the other two given this task, Nguyen decided to stay with Zelos after the mission was over. His dream is to rescue a cute Distressed Damsel and get into a relationship. His weapon of choice is the knife.
- Back Stab: His Ambush Original Skill tricks the enemies into turning their backs on him, which he follows up with a flying jump dagger first into their backs.
- Bare Your Midriff: Male case, if you pay attention. Then again, he's a Casanova Wannabe.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Nguyen is heavily cheerful and jolly, but make no mistake, this guy can and will go for your head if you decide to bring him misery. Brumeia fucked up his life on massive levels while taking Vergis Kingdom over, and made a lifetime enemy out of the man. Got killed by him and Zelos for her efforts.
- Casanova Wannabe: Even his dream is to Rescue a cute Distressed Damsel. Yes, he never succceed in having a girlfriend.
- One nice and hilarious demonstration of this is on the scene where he gets turned down by Fairuza and Carla, all in a timeframe of five minutes.Nguyen: *Sighs* Yet more epic failures...
- One nice and hilarious demonstration of this is on the scene where he gets turned down by Fairuza and Carla, all in a timeframe of five minutes.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His main elemental slot and the schtick to his Quake Strike.
- Ground Pound: His Quake Strike has him doing this to cause area damage around him.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: When Nguyen reaches Brumeia, she has Orson forced to attack him, and Nguyen hits this as he holds his dying confidant in his arms. Not content with that, the bitch wants to send him into a Despair Event Horizon and sics his father on him. Nguyen can't bring himself into doing it; Zelos, however, can, and it is shown that Zelos is finally pissed at Brumeia and fully willing to kill her for no reward. This helps Nguyen regain his resolve and go for Brumeia's head.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Manages to work himself into being one with Zelos. Crosses also into Vitriolic Best Buds.
- King Incognito: His actual name is Heidelberg. He's the heir to Vergis Kingdom, on the run from one of the Genomes when she manipulated his father into killing his entire family. Since then, he's been working to find a way to dethrone Brumeia and reclaim his place.
- Knife Nut: Coupled with attack types enabling him for combos.
- The Lancer: His general attitude in Zelos' team, even frequently asking permission for Zelos to go out of his way. He also fills the smart role.
- Loveable Rogue: Nyugen Le is cheerful, ever optimistic, and exceptionally good at stealing.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: On the exterior, Nguyen looks like a jolly rogue with a womanizing habit. On the interior, he actually gathers the intelligence he says he's gathering, and he is no slouch in regards of knowing what's happening with his kingdom.
- The Pollyanna: Nguyen's behavior is highly optimistic, when he's not dealing with his kingdom.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He's keeping his King Incognito attitude to hide from Brumeia after having his kingdom taken over by her, and he's just waiting the right opportunity to smash every one of her plans. Zelos initially wanted no part on it and only joined Nguyen in his quest later because he was gonna get paid, but after Brumeia sent a thief to do her dirty job on him, and seeing how much of a bitch Brumeia is, he volunteers to help Nguyen end her life. And they succeed.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Yeah, he's been actively working to purge Vergis Kingdom from Brumeia's rule. After that, he decides to keep helping Zelos purge the world from the bad Genomes before he goes back to his rightful throne.
- Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: The Nice Sidekick to Zelos' Rude Hero.
- Ruling Family Massacre: Heidelberg is a survivor of one. The first thing Brumeia did after bethroting and enthralling his father was convince him to slay every single member of his family. Orson, Vergis Kingdom's confidant, was savvy to this and smart enough to help Nguyen escape with his life, while staying behind and looking after the now mentally-enslaved King Archbald. Since then, Nguyen waited for just the right opportunity to get back at Brumeia and take his kingdom back.
- Shock and Awe: His second elemental slot.
- You Killed My Family: His entire family was killed under Brumeia's order by his own father. For his father and confidant, however, it happens midgame, and after that Nguyen is fully gung-ho on killing Brumeia. Zelos, having seen quite enough of her, joins Nguyen and puts his undivided attention on her.
"What do you know? Losing everyone you love and ending up all alone... How could you possibly understand anything like that?"Full first name Adellade, she's a purple-haired mercenary that was assigned to help Zelos rescue Aria, and decided not to part ways afterwards. She has a complete opposition to Zelos, explained late in the game by her being in a quest for revenge against him. Her weapon of choice are BFS'es.
- An Ice Person: Both her initial element, and her exterior personality shell.
- Berserk Button: For most of the game, Zelos is a walking Berserk Button for her. Then again, he's the one who killed her parents.
Zelos: Don't just stand there, or do you want to die?!Zelos: Yeah, they're dead. Get over it! It's not the end of the world! As you are now, you're less than useless to us! If this is how you're going to react to something like this, just get the hell away from me now!! *Points his gun at Noel, who gasps*Adelle: That's enough! It's not his fault that you're an insensitive ass who can't possibly understand what it's like to lose people close to you!Zelos: Yeah, that's right! Anyway, I already said this once. If you're going to get in my way, don't bother sticking around! Nobody asked him to come with us in the first place! And if you have a problem with that, you can leave, too! If you need a shoulder to cry on, it sure as hell won't be mine!Adelle, as Zelos leaves: ...Do you even listen to yourself when you talk? Idiot.
- One particular event is during Noel's Heroic B.S.O.D.. Zelos outright calls him useles and tells him to get outta his face, and Adelle snaps from hearing that. Zelos, of course, doesn't give a damn.
- BFS: Her flavor of weapon.
- Broken Ace: She's become top notch in the Varanoir academy, but her distance from most people is actually a signal that she never actually got over her parents' death. This is confirmed when she goes to exact her revenge on Zelos.
- The Chick: She's this to Zelos' team. It's however subverted as Aria is the true heart of the team and Adelle's only in it for Zelos' head.
- Childhood Friends: With Lydia.
- Child Prodigy: Her dedication in preparing to kill Zelos has led her to become Valedictorian of her class in Varanoir.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: She shows traits of this on the first half of the game, always offering help for whoever's in trouble. Zelos, however, doesn't buy that. Turns out he's half right about this, as she's in his team for his head.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She gets on the receiving side of this when she finally attempts to kill Zelos. Worse than that, Zelos at the end goes on to prove that she never actually stood any chance of killing him, because not even him knows how to do so: he stabs himself with her BFS just to show her how IMMORTAL he is.
- The Farmer and the Viper: Adelle forces Zelos to spare a thug who had just tried to brute-force them into submission and was about to be killed by the bounty hunter. Then he scams Adelle into an ambush and Zelos has to save her ass. Not only Zelos kills the guy this time, she doesn't appreciate it even a bit, breaks down crying and refuses to admit that he was right when he said her attitude would hit her back.
- Her snapping ended up triggering Zelos' own variation of Motive Rant:Zelos: Now do you understand? This is how the world really works. You're too softhearted to make it in this business. You should probably quit while you're behind and go home.Adelle: Shut the hell up, you goddamn murderer!Adelle: My point is that you're a souless, heartless bastard!Zelos: I see. But on the other hand, stomping on bugs, eating cows, stuff like that is perfectly fine, right? If that's the case, then killing this... Thing... Isn't a problem as his life is worth less than dirt.Adelle: Spare me this sophistry! Murder is murder and you know it!Zelos: Oh really? And who created the boundary that separates the creatures that can be killed from those that can't? Humans are ignorant, self-serving creatures. They make the world conform to them, consequences be damned. If you want to try to rationalize with the contradictions of humanity, by all means, be my guest. But me, I have my own rules that I live by. And I would rather die than ever betray what I think is right. You're in no position to tell me what's wrong or what's right.A broken Adelle as Zelos leaves: What do you know? Losing everyone you love and ending up all alone... How could you possibly understand anything like that?!
- It really doesn't help that said thief was under Brumeia's orders and needed a hostage to weed his intended target, Zelos, out. Shame that it was the same guy who spared his life earlier and he was more than happy to finish him off. Not only that, thanks to him Zelos now knows Brumeia wants him.
- Her snapping ended up triggering Zelos' own variation of Motive Rant:
- Genius Bruiser: She has the intelligence to match her absurd strength.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: She gets a massive one as she loses her fight with Zelos. Lydia ends up taking action for her.
- Heroic Safe Mode: Having her parents killed when she was a child did such a number on her that she turned herself off emotionally to almost anyone and started dedicating herself to become The Ace of the Varanoir Academy just so she could be able to hunt and kill the responsible. When she discovered that person, she started turning that mode off: She stormed out of the Academy just to find the man, a bounty hunter by the name of Zelos.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lydia since childhood, and surely with Aria.
- Hypocrite: Zelos accuses her of being this with her Chronic Hero Syndrome.
- Hypocritical Humor: She often calls out Zelos on his crude language. She's almost as foul mouthed as him.
- It's Personal: Her entire drive since childhood is to kill Zelos and avenge her parents.
- The Klutz: Not shown in-game, but her profile states that she is horribly clumsy and her swordsmanship skills comes from her strength alone.
- Not to mention her tastes in making pottery: she can only try making it. Despite it being one of her hobbies, most of the time she only manages to make the clay explode out of the kiln.
- Playing with Fire: Her second elemental slot.
- Not So Stoic: She has some moments of this along the game. Special mention goes to her reveal of her motives to Zelos. She starts breaking down before the fight even starts.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Her profile states that she is friendly only to those she considers a friend.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: From the start, with Zelos. And it's only to keep a façade in order to kill the man. She gets better after she starts sorting her shit out.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Tomboy to Aria's Girly Girl.
- Tsundere: She's typically kind to her friends. Her personality completely reverses when dealing with Zelos. She has great reasons for this.
- What the Hell, Hero?: When Zelos calls you out on letting a criminal go free, you know you've done fucked up. Adelle learned her lesson the hard way when the same criminal prepares a massive ambush for her and Zelos has to come to her aid.
- Lydia also calls her out a few times on storming out of the Varanoir Academy without telling anyone when she discovered the identity of the man who killed her parents.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: She has quite the justice sense in herself, contrasting Zelos' selfishness. In one ocasion, this bites her back hard and she gets ambushed by the very thief she forced Zelos to spare in an earlier occasion.
- You Killed My Father: She has trained for most of her life just for that occasion. Adelle only joined the group to kill Zelos, who killed her parents in one of his contracts.
- Zettai Ryouiki
"I won't deny that I am like them. I also don't expect you to believe anything I say. With that said, I am here for reasons that will remain my own. I will say that I will not turn against you until I've accomplished what I set out to do."A white-haired mercenary given the same task as Nguyen and Adelle. His weapon of choice is the "Breaker", which is akin to a cross between a tomahawk and boomerang. He has a stark interest in Zelos Due to his connection with his lover, Dena.
— Admitting what he is and reinforcing to Zelos that he is not an enemy
- Artificial Human: He's a Human Genome like Aria and Zelena. He's easier to get the hint than Aria, however, due to the marks around his body.
- Aura Vision: Duja is able to sense Elemental Cores, albeit on a lesser extent than Aria.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: When Duja finally finds Dena and realizes she's not the same anymore, he doesn't take it well. And he had to let a very ballistic Zelos finish her on top of that.
- Big Damn Heroes: Duja starts to position himself against the Genomes when he saves Noel from being killed by Thaddeus.
- Casting a Shadow
- Deadly Disc: His flavor of weapon, along with Precision-Guided Boomerang.
- Defector from Decadence: Duja changed from a highly passive person to someone who would tear every Human Genome apart just to find Dena. The others, especially Sauber, are not amused by that.
- He has his sympathizers. Sexton isn't bothered by Duja's actions not even a bit, and Zelena actually likes him minding his own shenanigans.
- Determinator: He has been searching for Dena for a long time, and he won't stop until he find either her, or answers.
- Gray Eyes: Variation 2, the unapproachable guy.
- Incriminating Indifference: Duja's apparent apathy and involvement in every of the first-contacts with the Genomes only makes him become more and more suspicious. It comes to a point that Sciorra can't bring herself to trust Duja when Ouedraogo flat out says he's one of the Genomes, and Vaughn threatens him in case something happens to Bridgette due to his secrets. It also says a lot when even the other Genomes start getting fed up on his attitude.Etelo: Seriously, the Mysterious Stranger thing is getting old.
- Safety in Indifference: All that indifference is a cover for his true emotions. Duja just refuses to get attached to people like he did to Dena. Took him realizing he lost her for good to actually start opening himself to others.
- I Will Find You: Duja wants to go with Zelos because he thinks the guy will lead him to Dena. Takes some time, but he hits the jackpot.
- Mysterious Past: Duja always seem to know way more about the Genomes than he lets on due to being a deserter from the Human Genomes. Took him finally finding his answers to finally tell Zelos what's up with him.
- Mysterious Stranger: He never discloses his reasons or origins to anyone until the game nears the end.
Duja: Aren't you going to ask me how I know that woman? (He means Zelena, whom Zelos had just fought)Zelos: No, not really. I couldn't give a damn.Duja: What if I told you that I work with her?Zelos: Then I'd kill you right along with her.Duja: *Awkward silence*
- Actually, Etelo lampshades the trope on his and Eunice's second (And last for Eunice) encounter, saying that Duja has been overusing it.
- And when he starts giving hints on who he actually is...
- The Slacker: Only when he was with the Genomes. Duja doesn't give a damn for what they are doing and just wants to be with Dena. When she vanishes from Neverland and Duja suspects their "friends" had something to do with that, he decides to ditch them and get answers on his own.
- The Stoic: He speaks little, and at a quite enigmatic manner. The enigmatic mood is a sign that he's hiding an entire world from Zelos' party.
- Walking Spoiler: He's with you for the entire game, yet every single piece of information on him is a spoiler.
"Talking with him, I had this weird feeling that I've met him before. I think I might know him, or at least met him before. Him being Duja... But you have to believe me! I really don't remember anything from my past. I'm not like all of those others... I don't want to take that thing of yours for myself, Zelos. Please don't tell me to go away! If I didn't have you around... I don't know what I'd do..."A young, blue-haired lady that was rescued by Zelos and the other mercenaries. Upon realizing that she lost her memories, she decided to travel with Zelos and his 'friends', hoping to remember her past along the way. Her weapon of choice is the staff.
— Pleading to Zelos that she really doesn't remember or even have any connection to the Genomes. Well, she was correct about not wanting to play along with the other Genomes...
- Artificial Human: She's a Human Genome like Duja and Zelena. Unlike Duja, who was just a slacker who didn't give a fuck for Gustavinus' plans, she went the Defector from Decadence route.
- Unlike Duja, the only hint that she's a Genome is a conspicious tattoo mark around her right bicep.
- Aura Vision: One of Aria's abilities as a Human Genome is being able to sense energy like the one emanated by the Elemental Cores. She can also sense Human Genomes around her, and Duja is also able to do that.
- Badass Pacifist: Aria plain hates violence, despite possessing absurd magical power. Her distaste of violence led her to turn against the other Genomes.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: She feels like she shouldn't be pursuing her desire of getting her memories back. When she does, she realizes why this was a huge mistake.
- Black Mage: She can work effectively as this with her build.
- Casting a Shadow: Fantastically paired with her Light-based abilities.
- Combat Medic: She and Snow can flawlessly work like this.
- Cuteness Proximity: She has a weak spot for furry and cute animals.
- Defector from Decadence: Unlike the other Genomes, Aria had no taste for their violence and plans. She rebelled and tried to solve the entire shit herself. Got thrashed and left for dead for her efforts, and got amnesiac as a bonus.
- Easy Amnesia: Like Zelos she's missing much of her memory. Unlike him it's a major concern of hers.
- Friend to All Living Things: Her general attitude towards people. Reflects on the way she was before her amnesia.
- Have We Met?: Her first reaction by meeting Duja. He denies knowing her. He's lying.
- Heel–Face Turn: She was... kind of... working with the bad guys before that. She had no taste for it and it didn't take long for her to turn against them due to their methods and plans.
- It's revealed that Gustavinus made her and Dena as images of the best traits of mankind. Who would ever guess that this would backfire hard on him in Aria's case?
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: She gets hit HARD with this once she recovers her memories.
- Light 'em Up: Two elemental slots, and two of her Original Skills use that element.
- Magic Staff
- My God, What Have I Done?: She was a Human Genome with a lot of blood on her hands and got her amnesia after getting hit in the head and left for dead when she tried to confront her former "partners". Her own mind warns her that she should not recover her memories. And when she finally does, it nets her quite the emotional trauma.
- The Medic: It's easy to assign her that role as Snow tends to get the offensive position.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Aria is prone to those for no specific reason, and they start to increase as Zelos gets to encounter the Human Genomes. When she gets her memories back, she has a massive one for a very understandable reason.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Girly Girl to Adelle's Tomboy.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Aria manipulates both Light and Darkness. It mixes well.
"Actually, it's you that I'm interested in. The reason that I have been following you is because you are very much like someone I've been searching for. Tactless, unfriendly, perpetually angry and totally unapproachable. But under his abrasive exterior, he's really a very sweet person who just doesn't know how to relate to people. Like I said, you are almost exactly like the one I'm looking for."
— Describing Jadore to Zelos and comparing them both, to which Zelos angrily answers that they're nothing alike
"Long ago, there was a girl summoned here from a place called Earth. Although her past life was miserable, she desperately wanted to go back to where she came from and grasped at the first thing that might make that happen, ignoring the price she'd have to pay for the opportunity and the consequences her actions would have. She was lonely. Actually, she just wanted to believe that she was lonely, as if being lonely would be penance enough for her sins. But she slowly came to realize something: there were people who needed her in this world. There were people she needed, and deeply cared about. She thought that her previous actions were unforgivable. But she learned that there are very few acts that can't be forgiven. It was with this realization that the girl decided to do everything in her power to fix what has been destroyed. Although the girl wanted to atone for her crimes, it turned out that there were things that needed to be done that only she could do."A mysterious lady with white hair that needs Zelos' help. She's the protagonist of Spectral Force 2, an Alien Soul (Description given to people brought from other worlds, like our Earth for example) and a teenager (Real name Koyuki Saito) brought forcibly from Earth to Neverland to fight in the demon lord Jadore's stead, but ended up actually not only foiling his plans, but also falling in love with him. She and Jadore entered a long sleep, from which both are awaken by the time of this game. Her weapon of choice is the staff.
— Telling Aria her own story... Without letting Aria realize it was herself she was talking about
- The Ageless: You would think that sealing herself along with Jadore for nearly a century would erode her body and powers, right? WRONG. She looks the exact same as she looked in Spectral Force 2/3, and is just as freaking powerful as before.
- The Atoner: Snow does her best to compensate for her acts when she worked for Jadore.
- Badass Pacifist: Snow hates engaging in violence, despite possessing and controlling absurd powers. She lampshades how she doesn't like to use her powers for violence when she's performing her Excellan Theta Original Skill.
- Berserk Button: If anything happens to Jadore, she'll go ballistic.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Touch Jadore the wrong way, and she'll touch you in a deadly way. Despite her delicate talking, she packs a hell of a punch with her magic and she tore through a "Double X" monster to prove that.
- Combat Medic: Snow is way more combat-oriented than Aria, but she can play the 'medic' part. Or even ignore it as her Vi Ellarge just casts "Re-Raise" on the entire team.
- Dead Woman Junior: Little Snow, named by Jadore after Snow White, the woman who took care of him when he was abandoned by his father. She was killed in accusation of being in league with the demons due to her raising one, motivating Jadore to turn against mankind.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Snow and Hiro are famed for having not only having brought Jadore down, but also for bringing down Mugen. All in a game's worth of story.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Working as a slave to Jadore ultimately lead her to falling in love with the demon. After Jadore got his ass handed to him by her, Snow calmed him down and asked to be sealed alongside him, just she could be with him.
- The Dog Bites Back: When Snow realized what she has become in order to find a way home, she decides that her way home isn't worth it and turns against Jadore.
- Extreme Doormat: She initially was this both before Jadore dragged her to Neverland, and during her servitude to him. Hiro, of all people, helps Snow grow out of that and into being a strong woman.
- Forced into Evil: Jadore told Snow he was the only one who could bring her back home, but he wanted her to first conquer the world. Nevermind that the motherfucker actually was the one who brought her to Neverland for starters.
- Fortune Teller: Her initial class is this. Also, she talks a lot to Zelos and other people like she's reading the future, a thing she can actually do.
- Friend to All Living Things: Snow has consideration for all life, Human Genomes included.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: God, Koyuki earned her reputation as a Person of Mass Destruction during the First Neverland War and all it took was being brought to Neverland via a complicated ritual. She used to obliterate entire armies for Jadore.
- Hero of Another Story: She was the protagonist of Spectral Force 2... A game that never saw the West, like most of the Neverland franchise. Naiz, another protagonist from another game, had better luck than her.
- However, Spectral Force 3 for the Xbox 360 saw a western release, and it details the exact same events, even if Snow isn't the protagonist.
- Iconic Outfit: Snow's dress and transparent brown coat. Decades passed since Spectral Force 2 was released, and Snow still sports the same overall look, when other classical characters like Jadore (Especially Jadore in Blazing Souls) and Hiro got design changes.
- Iconic Item: Her Rod of Omniscience. It's her signature weapon after all.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Kamehame Hadouken: Her Excelan Theta has her charging a huge deal of mana over one arm and then shooting it as a massive beam against an entire area. Bonus points for having quite the long range and area effect compared to other Original Skills.
- Light 'em Up: Her main element, as Snow has two light-attuned slots, as well as three of her Original Skills.
- Made a Slave: By Jadore when she landed on Neverland. He said he was the only one who could take her home (Despite being the one who brought her to Neverland in the first place), and Snow, heavily desperate to return to her worthless life, was willing to do anything, including taking over Neverland for Jadore. Then she meets Hiro, Jadore's sister...
- Magic Staff
- Morality Pet: She is one to Jadore, and it goes both ways.
- Morality Chain: Jadore actually became a better person because of her.
- Mystical White Hair: Granted to her by her powers as an Alien Soul. Her hair was originally brown, as shown in Spectral Force 2.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Little Snow". Over half a century may have passed, but what she did in Spectral Force 2/3 when she was a slave to Jadore is still a nice reason for anyone with a long enough life (for example, Shiro) to fear the return of "Little Snow", as she's mostly seen as an Apocalypse Maiden. Koyuki herself doesn't like being seen that way and berates Nguyen when he brings the issue up... In addition of exchanging that with bringing up his life mission of killing Brumeia.
- Older Than They Look: You wouldn't tell that Snow is actually near a hundred years old.
- The Omniscient: Snow seems to know everything about everyone, and in most cases tends to read people like open books.
- Ordinary High-School Student: What she was before being pulled into Neverland. Naiz's case isn't different.
- Person of Mass Destruction: This is what you can describe an Alien Soul like and her very profile says that. Taking her gameplay skills into account, she REALLY lives up to this status.
- If you want proof, just look at her Excelan Theta Original Skill. She starts concentrating an absurd deal of mana over her right hand, and then she basically throws it all against an area, causing massive damage even against things that should be strong against her skill's element. The only things capable of surviving it are the ones that absorb Holy.
- Just an example of how powerful she can be: Snow, at her third class and wielding her personal weapon, Rod of Omniscience, can not only unleash the sheer absurdity of Excelan Theta, she can also slap the strongest Light and Dark spell combos by herself. God help the monster hit by one of those if she's primed with Critical Break...
- Power Dyes Your Hair: These same powers granted to an Alien Soul changed Snow's hair color from brown to white.
- The Power of Love: The only thing able to make Jadore stop his own onslaught and surrender after having to fight even her in the First Neverland War.
- Precursor Hero: Snow can be considered this to Naiz.
- Preemptive Apology: At every of her turns. Of course, given how much power she packs, she can only feel really sorry for whoever's on the enemy side.
- Really 700 Years Old: Subverted, not exactly centuries old (just nearing her first one actually), but she surely spent eighty years on that seal, between Spectral Force 2/3 and Blazing Souls, and she's in fact The Ageless due to her Alien Soul powers.
- Squishy Wizard: Subverted. She's indeed a fragile mage, but she also has the Alien Soul Potential, which will massively increase her physical abilities should things come to a critical point, making her VERY HARD to take down, as mages in this game also tend to be resistant to magic.
- Stockholm Syndrome: From a slave to Jadore... To the person who will unleash hell should anything happen to him.
- Trapped in Another World: Her situation in Spectral Force 2/3, caused by Jadore. She eventually comes to embrace Neverland as her new home.
- You Can't Go Home Again: She's an Alien Soul, a human brought from our Earth to Neverland. Needless to say, 70 years had passed and she never got to see her home again, coming to a point where she asks Naiz how Earth was when he was pulled into Neverland.
A pink-haired catgirl that hunts in order to survive. After encountering Zelos and his party, and hearing about their jobs as jacks-of-all-trades, forces herself into the team. Her weapon of choice is the spear.
- Baby Factory / Breeding Slave: What Ouedraogo sees her as when they first meet. Sciorra is not pleased by that and wants his head for that.
- Berserk Button: Don't ever pet her. If you're someone she especially don't like, the results are described as energetic, bloody, and the stuff nightmares are made of. Touching her tail is off limits in general as well, for other reasons. Of course, Fairuza won't give a fuck for this due to her own case of Cuteness Proximity with Sciorra, to the point Sciorra is actually terrified of her.
- Also, don't treat her as a "broodmare". She knows well what mysoginy is and she'll have your head for this. Just ask Ouedraogo.
- Blade on a Stick
- Cat Girl: She's a beastkin.
- Cuteness Proximity: She's noted to have a serious weakness for cute, cuddly, and fuzzy things and can not resist petting, fondling, and generally playing with anything of the sort that comes near her. In fact, she has tons of plushies herself and her profile states that she can't sleep unless she's surrounded by them.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Her first elemental slot.
- Don't Think, Feel: She acts almost entirely on instinct for everything, which tends to disturb the rest of the group.
- Genki Girl: But not as much as Lydia, definitely. She still can't keep herself in a single spot, as evidenced when she tries to concentrate when Isaac is helping Aria and Noel with their magic trainning.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: On her Death Spiral with Lydia. Both perform a 30-Hit combo onto the poor target.
- Playing with Fire: Her second elemental slot.
- That Liar Lies: She immediately points her finger at Duja after Ouedraogo flat out spits that he's one of the Human Genomes. On the same scene she almost does it at Aria, but relents when realizes she is really missing her memory.
- Zettai Ryouiki: A rather interesting example, as it's her fur that provides the look rather than socks.
A green-haired boy with wings that met up with the group while lost on a shopping trip. After being rescued he tags along to learn to be strong like Zelos. His weapon of choice is the staff.
- Absent-Minded Professor: He often spends so much time studying magic that he forgets to eat, sleep, and bathe.
- Acrophobic Bird: Literally. One defining trait of his is that he has a fear of heights, despite being a Winged Humanoid.
- An Ice Person: Only his third elemental slot, he's quite friendly.
- Apologizes a Lot: To Zelos' endless annoyance.
- Black Mage: His main ability, with Potentials tailored for this. Although Critical Break would serve him better than Unleash Magic.
- Blow You Away: His main skill in magic. All his Original Skills are from this element.
- Cowardly Lion: A huge trait of Noel's personality is his cowardice. Sciorra is incredibly annoyed at this at one point.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green eyes and green hair.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His second elemental slot.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Has one when his home village is attacked by the Genomes, namely Thaddeus. Zelos doesn't take it well.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: After Zelos saves his life, Noel wants to become strong just like him. Zelos however has serious doubts about his capabilities, especially during his Heroic B.S.O.D..
- Ironic Fear: He could fly, but he's acrophobic.
- Magic Staff
- Squishy Wizard: Noel is good with magic and not much else. You could say that putting him in a frontline against physical hitters would be suicide.
- Tagalong Kid: He's quite young and decides to go with Zelos when he saves his life.
- Winged Humanoid: Unfortunately his fear of heights renders them nearly useless, so he can't bring himself to fly.
A young elf girl that Zelos' crew encounters while exploring some ruins. She is an explorer and treasure hunter at heart, and is always around her posse, Kaye and Vaughn, for safety. She's also extremely temperamental and will lash out at anyone who challenges her. She joins the team after Zelos butts into her attempts to get treasure one too many times.
- A-Cup Angst: She has some issues with that, being a teenager. And Vaughn almost brings it up in front of Liza.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: As stated in her profile, she developed a strong love for history due to her parents' occupation as Archeologists, and continues their legacy, to the best of her ability. The only time she feels truly happy is when exploring undiscovered ruins, as that is the only time she feels as though her parents were still with her.
- Best Friend: She has one in Kaye since before her parents died, to the point Kaye's actually the only person she will take orders from.
- Big "NO!": If she starts running out of health, she may scream this when taking further damage, or if she's hit by a particularly potent attack.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Has the brattiness down to a "T", and is quite small, though her age is ambiguous at best.
- Cleavage Window: Some kind of frilly undershirt is all that shields her breasts from exposure. Her short tie, which hangs down the center, subverts this in a curious way.
- Cool Hat: It has wing-like appendages.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: If everything is played correctly, after four encounters with Zelos and an accidental Big Damn Heroes, she'll join the party, bringing Kaye and Vaughn along.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: As the in-game profile describes her: "To say that Bridgette has a temper is to say that water has a tendency to be wet." She displays this all throughout the game, seemingly perpetually angry.
- Karmic Thief: One part of her occupation is stealing from the rich. Considering what greedy people did to her, it's no surprise.
- Light 'em Up: Her second elemental slot.
- The Napoleon: Second check in her shortness. She WILL attempt to scythe-slash anyone who insults her height, usually amplified with furious shrieking.
- Pintsized Power House: Third check in her shortness. She's obviously quite short, yet wields the biggest weapon class in the game: the Scythe. And she swings it around like it's made of paper.
- Playing with Fire: Her third elemental slot.
- Princess in Rags: While not likely royalty, she fits the overall attributes: She WAS rich, but was swindled out of her inheritance by the rest of her family. She retains the Rich Bitch attitude, often outright demanding things from everyone else. And her arrogance is top-tier. The only part not quite kept is that, despite being destitute, she somehow retains a very good-looking outfit.
- Purple Eyes: Given her evident proficiency with Electricity, it could be related to Plasma.
- Pursuing Parental Perils: Bridgette is an archaeologist and treasure hunter because her parents were this. She also sees in this job a way to connect with them.
- Satisfied Street Rat: Possibly. She never mentions her dead parents, and has seemingly gotten a firm hold on her life, even if she's still homeless.
- Shock and Awe: Half of her unique super attacks use electricity.
- Sinister Scythe: Her weapon of choice. Official art portrays her personal one as having an eye that always looks at her.
- Stepford Smiler: Not within the game itself, but ALL artwork of her portrays her as smiling sweetly, despite the fact that she is filled with rage and frustration.
- Sweet Tooth: An entire in-game mission revolves around going out to kill a bunch of dragons just to earn enough money to "buy her a swimming pool of cake and ice cream". It was Nguyen's idea...
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: By now, it is quite evident that her small stature is a major character trait... Short, angry, female. All checks confirmed. She'll even lash out at Vaughn when in a particularly bad mood.
- Tsundere: Tsun-tsun 95% of the time, but she has had some sweet moments with Zelos, for some reason. He always blows her off, immediately resetting her back to Tsun-mode.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A. On top of that, her skirt is so short that the ends of her bloomers sometimes peek out, resulting in a narrow window of exposed skin.
A lovable and polite dark elf who serves as Bridgette's bodyguard along with Vaughn. Originally from a royal family, she parted ways with it when she was forced to choose between her blood and her newfound friendship with Bridgette. After Bridgette became a destitute, Kaye stuck with her and Vaughn and now goes wherever Bridgette goes, including Zelos' team.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: And God she looks way pretty in it.
- Best Friend: With Bridgette, to the point Kaye abandoned her royal profile for the girl, and she's the only person Bridgette will ever listen.
- Blow You Away: The second part of her set.
- Casting a Shadow: The primary base of her skills, the other base being Wind.
- The Confidant: She's this to Bridgette.
- Fragile Speedster: She's fragile indeed, but she can run circles around other characters if you give her the right gear.
- Hopeless Suitor: Her family keeps throwing guys like these her way in order to try and bring her home. Kaye tends to send these guys back with little effort, using the furious Bridgette as a last resort sometimes.
- Invisibility: Her Shadow Form turns her invisible to the enemy eye. For three turns, she can't be targeted, but she can still be hit by splash damage.
- It also makes her a Game-Breaker of sorts as it is her Level 1 Original Skill (Therefore requiring very little resources to pull off), allowing her at least two free turns of smashing her enemies around the map, rinse and repeat.
- Knife Nut: And her skills are quite tailored for that. Unlike Nguyen, she's magic-oriented, however.
- Queen Incognito: One reason why she dresses like a man. And she has no interest in coming back home, unlike Nguyen.
- Ms. Fanservice: One art shows her in a nice dress, and yeah, she's damn pretty out of that suit. Not that her suit doesn't make her pretty for starters.
- Rebellious Princess: She parted ways with her family when she discovered that being royalty would mean being separated from Bridgette. The other reason for her crossdessing, also, is her distaste of the mysoginistic culture that her country has.
- Samus Is a Girl: A nice moment in one scene involving her, provoked by Zelos, no less.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: She does this as her way to act incognito from her family. You would notice from the first time you see her, but somehow no one in Neverland before Zelos, except Vaughn and Bridgette, have ever noticed Kaye's a "she".
- Undying Loyalty: To Bridgette, to the point she gave up being a princess just to be by her side.
A brash elf that works as Bridgette's bodyguard along with Kaye. He's with the girl since her parents saved his life, and treats his servitude as a life debt. Unfortunately, this also nets him his status as a Butt-Monkey for Bridgette's ire when she gets furious.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Just not as badass as Kaye, though.
- Blow You Away: His second elemental slot.
- Butt-Monkey: He always finds a way to end up under Bridgette's ire. This is bad enough for him to end up in a crossfire between Bridgette and Zelena, for example.
- Curtains Match the Window: A reddish-brown pair of eyes accompany his ginger hair.
- Deadpan Snarker: A contrast to Kaye's politeness that tends to irritate Bridgette.
- Determinator: This guy will stick by Bridgette's side no matter what the fuck is thrown at him, even if it is Bridgette herself.
- Elemental Punch: His aptly-named Original Skill Burning Fist.
- Fiery Elven Redhead: And his temper and attacks surely do show it.
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Ground Punch: Vaughn starts his Fanatic Spike like this and follows it up into a Dragon Punch against the affected targets.
- I Owe You My Life: He was saved by Bridgette's parents in the past. This is the reason he hangs with their daughter even today, despite her being a destitute.
- Mighty Glacier: For such a fiery guy, he's impressively bulky on his stats, oriented highly for his brawling, with huge HP growth to go with his STR and VIT. A contrast to Kaye's Fragile Speedster Black Mage tendencies.
- Playing with Fire: His personallity and skills quite match his primary element.
- Undying Loyalty: To Bridgette, as he feels he's paying his debt to her parents by living his life by her side. He'll also ensure that whoever puts Bridgette's life at risk ends up paying dearly for this, as demonstrated when he threatens Duja due to his secret-keeping issues.
"Who cares if I'm old? Age is just a number anyway! Age only means something if you obsess over it."
"Do you remember the war that happened twenty years ago? The enemy army overran the castle that I was in, and I was trying to escape. It didn't matter to them that I was just a child, to them, I was just another target. Or maybe they attacked me BECAUSE I was a helpless child. They didn't have to worry about me fighting back. They were safe. Wouldn't you agree that this was a cowardly thing to do? The strong are obligated to protect the weak, friend or foe. It doesn't matter if they're at war or not. The person who rescued me was an enemy soldier. He was rescued by someone I knew when he was a child. Fighting to protect those who couldn't protect themselves... I've always known people who believed in that concept. I'm not sure if that's why, but I always wanted to be like them."Leeza Valiard is a green-haired vampire investigating the appearance of Human Genomes and their leader. After some chance encounters with Zelos, she correctly deduces the Genomes are heavily interested on Zelos' Elemental Cores, and decides to accompany him, to which Zelos offers no resistance after seeing her proving herself in battle.Liza was last seen on the previous Neverland game, Spectral Souls II (Ressurrection of the Ethereal Empires).
— Reminiscing about her Attempted Rape and what led her to join the army on the Seven-Years' War
- Action Girl: Between the Seven-Years War and whatever happened over the twenty years up until Blazing Souls, Liza surely evolved into this.
- The Ageless: She's very young as a vampire, but being one means that her body ages very slowly. Even now, she still looks like a teenager.
- Attempted Rape: She was victim of one, and got saved on the nick of time. This, and her first encounter with Max, was what caused her to join the army in the Seven-Years' War.
- Bathtub Bonding: In one occasion, she offers this to Al, who gets incredibly flustered as he's twenty years younger than her. It happens they had this when Al was a child. It also leads Liza to deduct that Al only pushes her Berserk Button in order to draw her attention to him.
- Berserk Button: NEVER, EVER, speak of her age. She'll prompt you to fight for your life. Al can attest to that.Liza (Interrupting Al's mention of her being over thirty): If you value your life, you'll stop right there.
- Putting Al in danger will also trigger her in a bad way.
- Amoral and depraved as he is, Sauber gets to be a massive one himself to Liza.
- Big Sister Instinct / Cool Big Sis: She appointed herself responsible for Al full-time, and shows heavy concern for his misadventures and eventual addition to Zelos' team.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: Liza's name is translated here as Leeza. Tough luck.
- Casting a Shadow: As per vampire tradition.
- Costume Porn: She's definitely well-dressed. And Max's jacket does a fine combo on that dress.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Her second elemental slot.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Neither her nor her father Beyard are bad guys. Liza's actually very friendly to anyone that isn't evil.
- Her Boyfriend's Jacket: The jacket she's constantly seen wearing all around? It's Max's. Adelle for some damn reason recognizes the jacket on the first encounter.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Al, due to her being around twenty years older than him. Crosses into Mayfly–December Friendship as her lifespan is incredibly higher than Al's.
- Lady of War: She survived a war and will survive it again if necessary.
- Light 'em Up: A third part of her set, making hers a mixed-element build.
- Like Brother and Sister: She's effectively this with Al.
- Older Than They Look: The main reason Al teases her about her age. Liza's around 36, but due to being a vampire, she ages very slowly. Adelle even comments she looks younger than her. Zelos' expression when learning of that is priceless.Zelos (After Al manages to blurt out Liza's age range): W-wait... You're OLDER than me!?
- Our Vampires Are Different: Well, you don't see her or her father Beyard exploding under sunlight like normal vampires do.
- Permanently Missable Content: End a fight too early in Harbor City Girvea, and you'll set up the wrong trigger for her events, making her nearly impossible to recruit and rendering your True Ending inaccessible.
- Politically Active Princess: As in she's a spy for Roze's government tracking down rogue factions around Neverland. The Human Genomes happen to be one of those.
- Red Eyes! Take Warning: Well, vampire eyes, but you don't need to guess what happens if you push her Berserk Button.
- Royal Blood: The Valiards have stomping political power in Neverland. Not only that, she's also slated to inherit the command of her vampire clan.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is Liza. The Blazing Souls translation of her name is one of many cases of "Blind Idiot" Translation in this game.
- The Gunslinger: Unlike Zelos, she's exclusively dedicated to this. However, her main build leans toward magic.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Her Asmik Derringer Original Skill has her charging energy onto her gun and then unloading fifteen explosive energy discharges at her targets.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Liza was very young during the Seven-Years' War, when she suffered her Attempted Rape. She got a severe trauma from this and lost parts of her memory, only remembering the person who saved her life at the last moment.
- True Companions: With Naiz on this game.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Al acts like this with her. He'll never miss a chance to trigger her Berserk Button.
- Warrior Princess: Daughter to the leader of a vampire clan who works for the Rozess Empire, one of two gunslingers in Zelos' team, battled on the Seven-Years War. Do you need more than this?
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright Green in this case. She's a vampire, after all. Her hair color is not going to be human-realistic.
"You meant balls, and women have to show them, right?"A hyperactive Genki Girl who happens to be Adelle's Best Friend. She is intercepted by Zelos and Adelle on Lake Eulid while trying to chase a dragon who was said to be there. After said hunt ended, she decided to stick with Adelle for the run, and by proxy, Zelos.
- Badass Adorable: Lydia is able to make friends with just about anyone, including the near unlikable Zelos. But make no mistakes: she's a talented fighter and she can kick your ass right into next week.
- Best Friend: With Adelle since childhood.
- Secret Keeper: She's the only one aware of why Adelle is really walking around with Zelos.
- Blood Knight: Lydia loves fighting, and will be highly excited for the chance of hitting anything with her fists. Zelos himself gets infected with her energy.Zelos: Damn, woman, you've got some ba... I mean, that's the spirit!Lydia: No, you meant "balls", and women have to show them, right?Zelos: Hell yeah! Figuratively speaking, of course.
- Blow You Away: Her second elemental slot.
- Cute Bruiser: Lydia looks like an energetic teenager... Who also happens to pack a punch with her fists.
- Fire-Forged Friends: She manages to be a fastball case with Zelos. Helps a lot when she ends up becoming a mediator between Adelle and Zelos when the former finally decides to trigger her revenge attempt on the latter.
- A Friend in Need: After Adelle breaks down and fails at killing Zelos, Lydia takes the fight over for her, even knowing that Zelos is way out of her league. Zelos, feeling guilty for Adelle, lets Lydia win against him.
- Genki Girl: You think Sciorra's active? That cat has nothing on Lydia.
- It says a fucking lot when ZELOS gets highly excited watching her disposition to fight. That's right, she managed to make instant friends with a guy who doesn't stick his neck for no living being and happens to be her best friend's mark.
- Girlish Pigtails: And also a Hair Antennae.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: She uses the same weapons as Vaughn, but has a more refined style. She's also heavily combo-oriented, while Vaughn sticks with heavy blows.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Yeah, she has one apparently being used as her headband.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Adelle. But she can work herself into any mostly team-up.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Lydia's stat growth is even on every stat, making her a bit too much balanced for a brawler.
- Motor Mouth: Lydia has a habit of talking too much, even worse than Vaughn. She started accidental rumors about Adelle like this, and on her introduction to Team Zelos, she nearly spills out about Adelle's parents being the very reason Adelle is still hanging with Zelos.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Her Death Spiral with Sciorra has her and the beastkin pummeling the target for 30 hits. Quite a lynching when you consider the combination needed for this are their strongest Original Skills. Her Carnage Sword with Adelle goes even further, with 44 hits.
- Playing with Fire: Her first elemental slot.
- Sailor Fuku: A big non-uniform example in her dress. She's still a student at the Varanoir Academy, though.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Lydia LOVES to tease Adelle just for the hell of it. If Zelos or someone else don't cut those two off, they'll keep slinging shit at each other.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one to Adelle for storming out of the Academy without telling anyone when she discovered who killed her parents.
"People aren't meant to be alone, you know. They seek out those who would complete them, giving all they can. That's how humans thrive, with the help of one another. But you already know all of this, don't you?"An elven treasure hunter who seems interested on the rumors about the Elemental Cores. She tracks Zelos down when she hears that he's after the same stones and seeks to get one for herself with his help.
— Contrasting Zelos' lone wolf attitude
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Makes a living out of hunting treasures and gambling.
- Amazonian Beauty: She's incredibly pretty, and has a great physique for an elf. Her fighting style also backs it up.
- An Ice Person: Her second elemental slot, but her personality is quite warm.
- Cuteness Proximity: Just like Aria and Sciorra, furries. However, with Fairuza, beastkins are included. This terrifies Sciorra to no end.
- Deadly Disc / Precision-Guided Boomerang: Her weapon style, like Duja.
- Distressed Damsel: Sexton forces that situation on her into her on one occasion. The only reason she doesn't storm out of it is the risk Sexton poses to the citizens of Girvea, forcing Zelos to fight.
- Double Entendre: More like she's a walking Double Entendre with the way she talks.
- The Gambler: Not shown ingame, but Fairuza makes a living out of gambling. And she knows how to win.
- Gravity Master: This is how her Newton's Bane works.
- Guide Dang It!: Recruiting her demands two steps that must be done before your first fight with Thaddeus: Fighting at a specific, hard-to-reach and probably "high-leveled for your current level" map, and visiting another place, just as hard to reach as it demands a specific title to dig into the entrance. Both places are mentioned by guys on the Guild as having been visited by her, but there's zero indication that you did something right, with the end result appearing almost like a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment in Albahart where she pushes herself into Zelos' team, after you scare Thaddeus off.
- Heroic Seductress: Her beauty is also a big weapon of hers, as her Original Skills show.
- Shock and Awe: One of her elements.
- Stripperiffic: Her main art should have told you of how much clothing she likes to wear.
- You Are Not Alone: In her optional scene before the Randeroll Labs raid, Fairuza tries to get Zelos into that aesop and notes how he keeps a Jerkass Façade in order to not involve anyone on his problems.
Chief angel from the Heavens, Isaac is a Guardian Angel who descended into Neverland to investigate the Human Genomes and their ambition of supplanting mankind as the dominant species. After helping Zelos out in a clash against one of them (and letting said Genome go), Isaac decides to go along... Especially because Zelos and his Elemental Cores are directly related to his investigation.
- The Ageless: As an angel, Isaac has all the time in the world.
- Always Lawful Good: We'd be surprised to see any fallen angel in Neverland, honestly. note
- Badass Longcoat
- Badass Pacifist: Isaac hates fighting. Doesn't mean he won't hand your ass onto a shiny silver platter if he sees you doing evil.
- Blade on a Stick: And much like Kaye is to Nguyen in the Knife Nut department, Isaac is the magic-oriented option to Sciorra. This unfortunately bites him in the ass, because the smashing majority of the spears in Blazing Souls are tailored for physical combat, a thing Isaac isn't built for.
- Gold and White Are Divine: With touches of Heavenly Blue along his Badass Longcoat.
- Good Is Not Soft: Isaac is quite calm and peaceful as a person, but he will wipe the bad guys from the face of the planet with an angelic equivalent to a Kill Sat if they get on his bad side.
- Guardian Angel: His main role, along with being in a boss position up high.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Isaac may be the most benevolent character in Zelos' team. Seriously. He even manages to bring one of the bad guys to his side.
- Hidden Depths: Isaac is quite fond of woodworking, and a perfectionist at that. His profile states that he'll spend years working on the same piece just to hit every detail right.
- Holy Halo: The angel halo variant.
- Holy Hand Grenade: His main element. EVERY of his Original Skills is Light-attuned.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Mellow Fellow: Try to spot Isaac losing his cool, even once. We dare you.
- Morality Pet: He instantly becomes one to Zelena, to the point she switches sides near the end just to be with him.
- Shock and Awe: His secondary elemental slot.
- Specs of Awesome
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute / Distaff Counterpart: To Ciel of Spectral Souls 1 and 2 fame.
- Winged Humanoid: And unlike Noel, he can fly just fine. And he can completely ignore altitude in battle with his wings, as well.
"Our grandparents were the first to begin researching Human Genomes. Lord Demeter and Edward were simply building on their work. Life is a precious gift and not to be manipulated by anyone. It's not only an affront to the gods to try to create life, it appears that it's impossible for mere humans after all. Their research was but a corruption of the creative force. I tried to dissuade him, but Edward stubbornly continued on."Carline is one of the four Original Saints, representative of water. She at first appears on the middle of a fight between Zelos and some Generic Genomes, forcing him to aid her in a fight. Some time later, she offers to help Zelos against one of the Human Genomes themselves and ends up including herself on the team, due to said Genome's connection with another of the Saints.
— Explaining her entire motivation to Zelos
- An Ice Person: Her main element, as Water doesn't have a representation in this game.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's a good person at heart and great to have around. Unless you're evil or you're called Edward, then she'll go ballistic and swing her scythe around to turn you to shreds.
- Blow You Away: Her Shadow Wind Original Skill.
- Escort Mission: The battle where you first encounter her turns into one of these from the moment she appears, and she likes to make it hard, as she likes to charge at the Genomes and starts at a quite distant point of the map.
- The second battle with her flag on (and where you get her in your party) isn't hard, however, as she starts the battle right beside your party and you have full control of her.
- Hidden Depths: She loves making poetry. Also, as her profile states, she also enjoys walking on the beach at night, fusion cuisines, using her powers to decimate enemies... And puppies.
- I Will Find You: She's in it because she's chasing another of the Original Saints, namely Edward. She gets her wish granted along the game and Edward ends up joining Zelos' ranks in time for the final battle.
- Light 'em Up: Her second elemental slot.
- Making a Splash: Her entire theme as the Guardian of Water. Doesn't show ingame, unfortunately.
- Ms. Fanservice: She really has quite few clothing and lots of skin to show. One art has her dressed more modestly, however.
- Not So Stoic: Especially around Edward. She calms down once he gives up on his grandfather's project.
- Also, from the point of near-death in battle, she visibly starts to lose her cool and breaks down when her HP reaches 0.
- The Reliable One: Despite externally acting as a Mysterious Stranger, she's the exact first person that Zelos outright trusts and even offers help to in exchange for her letting him in the know of the Human Genomes, making her opposite to Duja.
- Sinister Scythe: One of the four users of this kind of weapon, but way less sinister than the other three, for sure.
- Squishy Wizard: Besides Genius (Cuts 25% off AP costs of skills when her SP gauge reaches level 2) and Critical Break (50% more magic damage at SP level 3), Carla has a very high growth rate for INT, but her VIT starts already at a high cost, making her both one of these and a Glass Cannon with the right weapon and gear.
- The Stoic: Carla is very level-headed compared to other characters and rarely lets her emotions show. When she does, however...
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Long, bluish teal hair.
"It looks like I'll be staying around for a while, everyone!"
— After he manages to squeeze himself into Zelos' team
"My mom was a hero many moons ago. Because of her, I want to become a hero, too. That's why I've been training so hard to get strong. You're not too bad yourself, so I thought I'd make you my sidekick."A teenager with a huge adventuring spirit, and also Meu and Scarface's offspring. Alex is incredibly rebellious and eager to become a hero, and he's able to disappear from his parents' radar (and they won't even notice it as both of them are adventurers and heroes themselves)... That is, until Liza intercepts him while chasing some Generic Genomes. Al insists that he'll be fine in Zelos' team if Liza is around, and Liza takes upon herself the responsability of Al's wellbeing.
— Talking with Zelos about his Heroic Lineage and his idea of becoming a hero
- Ancestral Weapon: His personal weapon, the Tenma Comet Sword. Only the ones from his bloodline can wield it. The first one to use it was none other than Chiffon himself, to seal Janus back in Spectral Force 1. Then comes Spectral Souls, half a century later, and Meu, his grand-daughter, is seen in possession of that blade and uses it against Janus again. Al is just the next on the line to wield such a weapon.
- Badass Family: His mother is a heroine of the Seven-Years War hailing from a Heroic Lineage with tendencies to punch Cthulhus. His father is a Fallen Angel who settled on Neverland and helped Naiz and Meu deal with the bad guys. Al himself has inherited their best characteristics, being a teen with supernatural strength and highly capable in combat.
- Berserk Button: Do not call him a "kid". His main drive is to prove himself among the grown-ups.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Expect him to rage-fit over being called a "kid".
- Casting a Shadow: His second elemental slot.
- Death from Above: His Meteor Blade, inheriting from his mother's Heavenly Blade.
- Fiery Redhead: Like his mother.
- Generation Xerox: He's an aspiring adventurer just like Meu was.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: And Al wants to be a hero.
- Heroic Lineage: Al is the son of Meu from Spectral Souls 1 and 2, who is herself the grand-daughter of Chiffon. Both of these are known for handing beatings to overpowered demons.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Just like Lydia, Al has an even development to his stats, and his Potential skill allows him to better bank on this.
- Jumped at the Call: Heroic Lineage sure inspired him to go and become an adventurer and hero himself.
- Kid Hero: Al wants to become a hero, just like his parents.
- Legendary Weapon: His personal weapon is the same one that was used to seal a demon overlord. Twice.
- Light 'em Up: His first elemental slot. Despite his Original Skills being all non-elemental, his Holy Light Edge can be implied to be of this element.
- Permanently Missable Content: Missed Liza? Congratulations, you screwed up your chances to get Al and Naiz. You need Liza to get Al, Al to get Naiz, and Naiz to get Shiro. That's right, characters linked to Spectral Souls 2 are all linked, it seems.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Like Bridgette, but on a physical standpoint. A fully upgraded Tenma Comet Sword will bring out the maximum of his prowess and inheritance from his parents.
- Signature Move: Two of his Original Skills were learned from his mother, Meu note , and his father, Scarface note , and were both used by them in Spectral Souls 1 and 2.
- Tagalong Kid: In a lesser degree than Noel, Al is way more courageous and willing to fight, and manages to squeeze himself into Zelos' team after being intercepted by Liza, much to her horror.
- Upbringing Makes the Hero: Al is the child of two heroes from the Seven-Years' War. And he surely wants to become as powerful and able as they were back then.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Al will NEVER miss a chance to speak about Liza's age. Liza will accordingly threaten him over this, every time.
- Liza actually deduces that Al does this because he wants to hog her attention for himself, after jokingly inviting him to a Bathtub Bonding.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: The end result of being from a Heroic Lineage and child to a Fallen Angel, as well as his skills and element slots, imply that he's able to manipulate both light and dark.
An Alien Soul just like Snow, Naiz (True name Akira Rikudou) is a veteran above veterans. The protagonist of the Spectral Souls duology is now a Retired Badass, twenty years later. He's been making a living of teaching young people his swordskills in Varanoir, that is, until Meu comes to him and asks him to go search for her son, Al. Naiz manages to catch up with him and Liza amidst a fight between Zelos and one of the Genomes. He decides to help Liza keep an eye on Al and sticks along, feeling dragged into the tornado once again.
- Anti-Hero: Back in Spectral Souls 1, Naiz had his stint at this, and like Snow, he came close to Jumping Off the Slippery Slope. Naiz admits as much to her when they first meet.
- Unlike Snow, however, Naiz had plenty of time to atone for his misgivings. He's actually seen as a hero in Varanoir because of his exploits in the Seven-Years War.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Naiz may be polite and quite peaceful, but make no mistakes; the man is dangerous. Are you a bad guy by any chance? He'll charge headfirst into making shish-kebab out of you.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: This is the man that killed a freaking god and then proceeded to help his friend seal a demon overlord for the second time, years later. Naiz surely does not fuck around.
- Feeling Their Age: Naiz isn't exactly on his prime anymore by the time Blazing Souls takes place. He's still pure badass, however.
- Friend to All Living Things: Basically what he is now, after developing out of his angst and becoming a hero himself.
- Heroes Prefer Swords
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: During his Triple Haze, Naiz sends three impossibly fast attacks against his target.
- Iconic Item: His personal weapon, the Sword of Chaos, appears with him in every game he's playable.
- Master Swordsman: Naiz became a teacher of his swordsmanship in the twenty years between Spectral Souls 2 and Blazing Souls. It shows heavily in his fighting style in both games.
- Permanently Missable Content: You won't get Naiz into your team if you failed to get Liza or Al, or you didn't stall enough on your third fight with Etelo.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Be fully sure that Naiz, being an Alien Soul, is this. However, the summoning ritual that brought him to Neverland was incomplete, and he doesn't have the full powers of an Alien Soul. Meaning that, unlike Snow, he still ages like a normal person, and this game shows with perfect precision how the passing of time affected Naiz, now nearing his fifties.
- Playing with Fire: His main element.
- Retired Badass: After sending Mugen to the afterlife and sealing Janus with Meu's help, Naiz settled into becoming a swordsmanship teacher in Varanoir. That is, until Meu asks Naiz to check on Al...
- Signature Move: All of his Original Skills: Triple Haze, Aura Blade and Genesis Drive.
- Super Mode: Awakening. Just like Zelos' Overdrive, it gives Naiz a huge deal of power.
- Trapped in Another World: Just like Snow. And also just like her, he hated it at first and then came to embrace Neverland as his new home.
- True Companions: Naiz has a list of them, actually. To list the most prominent ones:
- Gail, the mercenary who first helped him when he was summoned into Neverland.
- Max, which eventually became his Best Friend.
- Meu, a girl who also became a good friend of his, to the point she actually entrusts her son Al's care to him.
- Scarface, a Fallen Angel who would eventually stick with Meu as her boyfriend and later husband.
- Shiro, an old wizard turned Chickapede who tends to get in trouble, but is a badass nevertheless.
- Liza, a vampire girl on the Rozess side of the Seven-Years War which Max befriended.
One of the Human Genomes, a Succubus-like girl who takes massive fun in enthralling people and sending them against each other. Unlike the others, however, she doesn't give a damn for their goals, and she's rather friendly and even passive to Duja's actions. She has a stark interest in Isaac, which causes her to switch sides after she's taken one too many defeats to him and Zelos, and Isaac assumes the responsability of making her a good person.
- Ax-Crazy: Expect her to go for your head at any given moment. Also, expect her to hypnotize you and pit you against whatever she wants you to fight.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She has a tendency of inflicting that into a group of people and monsters. It does have a limit, though, hence why she's still helping her Genome peers search for Elemental Cores.
- Casting a Shadow: Her main element, as of her second elemental slot, as well as all of her Original Skills.
- Defeat Means Friendship: More like "three defeats mean friendship". In the original PS2 version it wasn't like that, as she never joins the team there: You need to capture her Doppelganger... Which isn't an easy task, as they are this game's equivalent of Superbosses.
- Dirty Coward: She's rather lazy and prefers to make whatever poor soul enthralled by her do her job. Bring down whatever mooks she has with her, and she'll be begging for clemency.
- After she starts tagging with Zelos, she ends up becoming a Lovable Coward instead.
- Female Angel, Male Demon: Inverted. Isaac is a male angel, Zelena is a demon-like female Human Genome.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Zelena takes too many defeats, Isaac takes her in. Zelena realizes that, by obeying Isaac, she can stay by his side. She's actually fond of the idea and instantly ditches her allegiance to the Genomes.
- Morality Pet: Isaac, definitely. She turns against Gustavinus because of him and only him.
- Sinister Scythe: Emphasis on the "sinister" part. Oh, and she LOVES her personal scythe, Demon's Pain.
- Shock and Awe: Her first elemental slot. She's also generally associated with the element, bringing Genomes of that element with her when she's fought as an enemy. Her true element is another.
- Stripperiffic: She has it worse than Sciorra and Fairuza, probably combined, honestly. But it fits her Succubus-like demeanor.
- Winged Humanoid: Your Succubus variant, bat-like wings. She can fly fine with them and, like Isaac, she doesn't need to give a fuck for terrain elevation.
Like Carla, Edward is another of the Original Saints, responsible for the element of Wind. He's a Well-Intentioned Extremist in the most direct manner, dedicating his life to finish his grandfather's research on Human Genomes. Over the course of the years, Edward grew disillusioned with mankind, to the point he actually wants to help the other Genomes enact their plan to supplant mankind. This has lead him to create Hermes in his experiments, a little girl he ends up adopting like his own daughter. After surviving his fights with Zelos, he's finally convinced by Carla of his mistakes, and performs a Heel–Face Turn, joining Zelos' team in time for the final battle, and bringing Hermes along.
- Amazon Chaser: It's hinted Edward has feelings for Carla, but refuses to let it show to avoid having it hampering his research.
- The Atoner: Edward's stint with Zelos is to compensate for his bad actions through the story.
- Badass Longcoat: Which makes him look like Alucard, no less.
- Blow You Away: His main theme and element. His Original Skills do show it in that regard.
- Defeat Means Friendship: It takes three or four fights until Edward finally gives up on his plan to eradicate mankind and decides to go with Carla's idea.
- Determinator: Edward will stop at nothing to continue his grandfather's research and fulfill the Genomes' plan. Demeter is desperate to actually convince him to stop.
- Enemy Mine: The first time you get to fight him has him offering help to Etelo, which Zelos was chasing. Subverted in that Edward dismiss Etelo as weak as soon as Zelos is finished with him (as in "as soon as Zelos gets Etelo killed") and just gets out with so much as telling Carla that he will not stop his plans for nothing.
- Heel–Face Turn: After being finally convinced by Carla that what he's doing is wrong, Edward decides to side with Zelos against Gustavinus.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Edward grew tired of watching constant conflicts going on in both man and demonkind. This has lead him to actually help the bad guys.
- Knight Templar: Everything Edward does is because he believes it's for the greater good of Neverland. Not its people, but the planet itself.
- Master Swordsman: Edward's taste for swords do show in his skills.
- Papa Wolf: He'll go in for the kill if something bad happens to Hermes.
- Permanently Missable Content: Edward and Hermes are this if you don't manage to do everything right in order to put the game well on the trail to the True Ending. In fact, Edward and Hermes are the last ones to join your team.
- Royal Rapier
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
One of the Human Genomes, made by Edward. Unlike the others, however, she didn't receive an Alien Soul to complete her creation, resulting in her being a person-shaped Blank Slate and an Emotionless Girl. Edward took a big liking to his own creation, to the point he developed a Papa Wolf instinct for her. Hermes will follow Edward and Demeter wherever they go. After fighting Zelos for the third time and nearly dying for his efforts, Edward sees the errors of his ways and joins Zelos' team to atone for his crimes. Hermes, who sees Edward as her only family, joins the team as well.
- Blank Slate: Her incomplete creation made her come to Neverland as a blank doll who doesn't do much other than eat and walk. She starts evolving as she travels with Edward and later with Zelos.
- Creepy Monotone: Not even on her death speech you will listen to her raising any emotion on her voice.
- Does Not Like Shoes: For a reason: she also tends to mix kicks in when fighting. In fact, her personal weapon, Schnelrichter note , is used on both her hands and feet.
- Emotionless Girl: Due to not being a completed Genome. She evolves out of this as she walks around with Edward and Zelos.
- Empty Shell: At first, as she has to learn what emotions are.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: The most agile fighter of this type.
- Heel–Face Turn: Along with Edward.
- Lightning Bruiser: That's what Hermes is made for. Her abilities and skills are tailored to make her able to hit hard while running circles around her opponents.
- Little Miss Badass: She's only a kid... That has powers nearly on equal with Zelos, can run circles around her opponents and hits like a truck with punches and kicks.
- Morality Pet: She is one to Edward. Doubles as Morality Chain.
- Permanently Missable Content: Edward and Hermes are this if you don't manage to do everything right in order to put the game well on the trail to the True Ending. In fact, Edward and Hermes are the last ones to join your team.
- Power of the Void: Her entire schtick and elemental slots are around the Void element. All of her Original Skills are of that element, too.
- Soulless Shell: Literally. It's also a weird variation in that Hermes was created instead of ressurrected.
- The Stoic: Resulted from being an Emotionless Girl.
- Super Mode: Her Oversoul, sort of like Zelos' Overdrive.
- Third-Person Person: She will refer to herself like that 99% of the time.
- Toxic Friend Influence: She can be easily molded by anyone. And Zelos is no exception to that, as she starts mimicking him.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: After Hermes fights Zelos for the second time, Snow goes personally to confront Edward on his creation. While Snow states that artificial life shouldn't even exist (to Edward's dismay), she still adds that all life is precious, and asks Hermes if she wants to stay with Edward, to which the little girl agrees.