[[folder: The Hero]]
!!!The Main Character (Madason)
-->Voiced by: Creator/KonamiYoshida (his child self in the Drama [=CDs=]), Creator/RyoHorikawa (his adult self in the Drama [=CDs=])

TheHero of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', though not TheChosenOne. The only son of Pankraz and Mada, he has been traveling around the world with his father for as far back as he can remember. Possesses a natural touch with monsters, managing to earn their trust and loyalty with surprising ease.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: As a kid.
* ArchEnemy: He has a personal grudge against Bishop Ladja. [[spoiler: It becomes mutual later in the game, to the point where Ladja is focused on destroying him in the most emotionally torturous way possible.]]
* BlowYouAway: Many of his offensive magics are wind elemental.
* BreakTheCutie: Saying he had it rough growing up is putting it lightly. It's even shown in his artwork, where as a child he has [[{{Keet}} a big grin]] on his face while as an adult he's [[{{PerpetualFrowner}} always frowning]].
* CanonName: Madason.
* ChickMagnet: He can marry one of three different women, and various other NPC's have shown an interest in him, to boot.
* DecoyProtagonist: Played With. [[spoiler:He's TheHero, but the actual ChosenOne is his son. Slightly averted in that the son's stats, like those of all the other human characters, are dismal compared to the protagonist's.]]
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Becomes one.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing the villains throw at him (and they throw a ''lot'') causes him to stay down for very long.
* FireForgedFriends: With Prince Harry. See his entry for more on this.
* FluffyTamer: It is basically his superpower.
* HappilyMarried: Getting him here is a plot point.
* HelloInsertNameHere: He does have a CanonName though.
* HeroicMime: Played straight, but also played with: [[spoiler:You get to hear two sides of the same conversation at one point, making clear that a simple Yes/No prompt on one side doesn't equate the hero saying ''just'' Yes or No.]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: Played with. He can wield some of the swords, but not the legendary one. Averted in that his weapon in artwork, as well as his implied "personal" weapon towards the end, are both magic wands, and played straight because he is one of many characters that can equip the game's strongest weapon, the Metal King Sword. His personalized strongest weapon, though, is the Dragon Staff.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Prince Harry. The Hero helps him take his kingdom back and marry the love of his life and in turn Harry is always willing to aid him in whatever way he can. This is further proven when the Hero invites Harry to be the best man at his wedding and [[spoiler: when Harry orders a worldwide search for the Hero when he goes missing]].
* {{Hunk}}: As an adult.
* HypercompetentSidekick: [[spoiler: His son is the chosen one, making him the true hero of the story, but the main character's certainly no slouch when it comes to battling evil and every KidHero could do with having a mentor.]]
* ImprobableAge: Begins his adventuring ''under the player's control'' at '''six'''. Prior to this, he's been traveling around with his father for basically his entire life.
* InSeriesNickname: In the DS version's party chat, he tends to have different nicknames based on your bride of choice or other characters in the game.
** Debora often calls him things along the lines of "Servant".
** Flora/Nera almost always calls him [[AffectionateNickname "Darling"]].
** Tuppence usually just calls him variants on "Your Majesty".
* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Beyond saving the world, his primary motivation is to avenge his father's death by killing Ladja, who he encounters several times throughout his life, each time making their feud even more intense. In comparison, he only encounters both Korol and Nimzo once before their respective deaths.
* {{Keet}}: The one conversation we get to see his young self have showed him to be a very happy, excitable boy. [[BreakTheCutie Too bad this doesn't last]].
* LightningBruiser: Very strong and fast.
* MadeASlave: [[spoiler:During the games first TimeSkip.]]
* MagicKnight: He is good with both magic and physical attacks.
* TheMedic: Learns several healing spells.
** CombatMedic: He heals '''and''' hits hard.
* MissingMom: Finding her becomes his goal in life.
* {{Perpetual Frowner}}: Generally shown frowning in all artwork of him, [[CosmicPlaything with good reason]].
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Harry's red.
* SecretLegacy: [[spoiler:Starts out unaware of his past or the full truth of his heritage.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong [=/=] StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Though sadly, he also finds he can't prevent his father's death.]]
* SimpleStaff: He can wield many of the games staves.
* TheStoic: Implied to be a rather serious, somber person through other character's dialogue, and is generally always shown with a rather grim expression on his face in artwork. Considering his life though, this is completely justified.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Becomes more obvious as he ages, even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at times.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Being a statue for eight years will do that to you.
* SupportingProtagonist: He is plenty heroic but as said before, he isn't the ChosenOne. [[spoiler: Since his son is the true hero of the story, he is relegated to this in the later parts of the game.]]
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:During the games second TimeSkip. Also AndIMustScream if he is actually ''aware'' of time passing.]]
* TheUnchosenOne: Although the player character of Dragon Quest V wasn't actually ''"The Legendary Hero"'' of folklore, he was still the driving force behind the eventual defeat of Grandmaster Nimzo and his cronies. Ironically, you don't even have to bring the real hero along!

[[folder: Parents of The Hero]]
!!!Pankraz (Papas)
-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraKamiya (in the Drama [=CDs=])

A powerful warrior and the village chief of Whealbrook, Pankraz has spent the last several years of his life searching for answers, as well as for the Zenithian equipment and TheChosenOne capable of wielding it. He's brought his young son along on this journey, though he feels some guilt about this.

* ActionDad: He's your dad! The game does a very good job juggling Pankraz's badassitude without ever overshadowing your character.
* CoolSword: [[spoiler:Also doubles as a TragicKeepsake.]]
* CrutchCharacter: By far and away the most powerful character introduced until maybe halfway into the game. Will easily OneHitKill any monsters when he's in your party. He beat ''two'' bosses on his own. Without breaking a sweat.
* DeadManWriting: After his study is finally located.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:After defeating two of the Big Bad's henchmen, he is then forced to stop because the BigBad uses well... YOU as a shield. After taking a ''lot'' of blows from the henchmen in an uneven rematch (even though he just stands there without defending himself, it takes them a while to kill him because he's ''just that strong''), he is then Kafrizzled to ashes, all in front of his son.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Delivers one to [[spoiler:Prince Harry.]][[spoiler:[[CharacterDevelopment It helps him out a lot.]]]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Forced into one.]]
* HotBlooded: An awesomely competent one.
* KingIncognito: [[spoiler:In order to find his wife.]]
* LightningBruiser: Will randomly attack two times a turn and hits very hard.
* OnlyOneName: Subverted at least in the English script, despite being from a series where this trope is very common. Of course, his last name (Gotha) is only mentioned when he's telling some guards who he is.
* PapaWolf: God help you if you touch a hair on his son's head and he knows about it. Nothing less then the BigBad pulling a DiabolusExMachina will save you. This makes sense since his son is all he has left of his wife.
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:Before traveling to Coburg, he mentions that once his business there is finished, he plans on settling down for a bit to let his son enjoy his childhood.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Sancho's sensitive guy.

!!!Madalena "Mada"(Martha)
-->Voiced by: Creator/ReiSakuma (in the Drama [=CDs=])

Pankraz's much-beloved and very much missed wife, and the main character's MissingMom. Her disappearance is what drove Pankraz to seek out the legendary hero.

* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler:Tries to seal Nimzo in the underworld near the end of the game. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Unfortunately he anticipated it.]]]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:Her powers made her a prime target for the villains; in order to protect her, the Loftians locked her away and had her constantly praying for ''them'' instead.]]
* GildedCage: [[spoiler:Her room in her birthplace effectively functioned as this.]]
* GirlInTheTower: [[spoiler:{{Invoked}}: when visiting her room at her old hometown, Parry directly compares it to a fairy-tale tower.]]
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: [[spoiler:Why she was kidnapped.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:She tries. It dosen't work.]]
* MissingMom: Finding her is the hero's dream.

[[folder:The Heavenly Brides]]
!!!Bianca Whitaker
-->Voiced by: Creator/MariaKawamura (in the Drama [=CDs=])

Daughter of the Roundbeck innkeeper, Bianca is the main character's childhood friend, and two years older than him (as she's very quick to remind him). A complete {{Tomboy}} as a child, she does her best to keep a positive attitude no matter how terrible things seem.

* BadassAdorable: No matter her age.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She can be either an Unlucky Childhood Friend if you chose Nera (or Debora) over her; or a Victorious Childhood Friend if you chose to marry her.
* ChildMage: Qualifies as one during her ghostbusting stint.
* DudeMagnet: Should Bianca not get married to the Hero, she actually gets herself a number of would-be suitors.
* FirstGirlWins: Knew the main character even before the game proper begins, being his childhood friend and all.
* GirlishPigtails: As a child.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the Uptaten Towers in the first generation and later in the Engagement Challenge [[SubvertedTrope unless chosen as the bride]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Assists the main character with the EngagementChallenge despite her own feelings for him, and would have left them completely unvoiced if Nera hadn't figured it out and spoken up on her behalf.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Most official media features her more heavily than the other girls, and use her son and daughter for the promotional artwork. Even the official cover art has Bianca and the children sharing her hair color. The story itself also nudges to player into choosing her as the bride as well. Not to mention, Bianca is a reoccuring party member even ''before'' the wedding event, so most players have alredy grown accustomed to having her in the party by then.
* JustAStupidAccent
** In TheRemake English translation for the Nintendo DS and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesTheWorldTreesWoeAndTheBlightBelow'', she speaks with a Cornish accent.
* JackOfAllTrades: As far as the brides go; she's still more magically-inclined.
* LittleMissBadass: When she's ghost-hunting with the main character as a child.
* MotherlySidePlait: As an adult.
* PluckyGirl: Even as an adult.
* ThePollyanna: Tries to stay positive no matter what. This does dive into StepfordSmiler territory at times though. See below.
* [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun Remember When You Went Ghost Hunting?]]: She certainly does, and will remind you in case you forgot.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: The most dramatic case of this among the brides.
* StepfordSmiler: Flirts with this during the EngagementChallenge.
* {{Tomboy}}: Very happy to be an adventurer, but her family comes first.
* [[YankTheDogsChain Yank The Dog's Chain]]: If the main character chooses not to marry her, the HopeSpot prior to his decision can feel like one of these.

!!!Nera Briscoletti (Flora)
-->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (in the Drama [=CDs=])

Rodrigo Briscoletti's beloved younger daughter[[note]]originally his only child prior to the DS version[[/note]]. Nera is a model [[TheIngenue maiden]]: demure, compassionate, good with children and animals... After completing her 'domestic goddess training' at the Heavens Above Abbey, she'll be ready to marry whoever can win her father's favor.

* BadassAdorable: Is the latter from the get go and begins gaining points in the former if chosen.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark blue hair and eyes.
* CuteWitch:
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Happens between her and Crispin, should you choose not to marry her.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: First met the hero as a child when she was helped onto her father's ship by the hero's father Pankraz. Nera only makes the connection if she was chosen as the bride via Party Chat in Littlehaven or after talking to the ship's captain.
* GoodBadGirl: Implied during banter; when an NPC notices some scratches on the Hero's back, Nera sheepishly admits that she's responsible for them.
* HairDecorations: Wears an almost comically huge hair ribbon.
* {{Housewife}}: A kind princess who can cast a wide variety of offensive spells, but her specific training was in homemaking.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: She's very demure and graceful, and learns many offensive spells that can cause massive damage.
* LoveAtFirstSight: {{Invoked}} when she first runs into the main character in her hometown.
* MeaningfulName: Her original name is of course representative of the idea that she is a delicate flower (at first). Her name in the US version is intended to contrast with Bianca's; it is the feminine form of "Nero", which is Italian for "black", whereas Bianca means "white".
* TheMedic: Learns Midheal. Just Midheal... but she is still the only bride to learn any healing magic.
* ModestRoyalty: She must have inherited it from her dad.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: She objects to the idea that her husband is being chosen for her, until [[LoveAtFirstSight she realizes that the main character is one of her marriage candidates]].
* PinkMeansFeminine
* PluckyGirl
* ThePollyanna
* PrincessClassic: Kindhearted, gentle, and loving.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Her clothes are noticeably fancier than Bianca's simple green dress/orange cloak, [[ModestRoyalty yet not as over-the-top]] as her older sister's.
* ProperLady: As noted above, she's the model maiden and a princess.
* ShrinkingViolet: Was one as a child, but grew out of it over time.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* SiblingYinYang: Kindhearted and gentle to contrast her sister's sharp tongue and bluntness.
* SilkHidingSteel: Just look at her spell list.
* SpoiledSweet: In contrast to Debora.
* SquishyWizard: The most magic-oriented of all the brides, with the largest selection of spells.

!!!Debora Briscoletti (Deborah)
Nera's temperamental older sister, Debora never bought into that whole '[[ProperLady lovely and demure]]' crap. For her, it's all about doing as she pleases and getting everything she wants. Her parents have basically given up on ever seeing her married, focusing on their more obedient daughter instead.

* BeautyMark: Just under one eye.
* BoobsOfSteel: Aside from concentrating more on physical power, Debora also has the largest chest of any of the brides.
* ChristmasCake: If you don't marry her, with a continued declaration of SourGrapes about it.
* DeadpanSnarker: A master of it.
* DefrostingIceQueen: If chosen as the main character's bride.
* DropTheHammer: There aren't really that many hammers in the game, but Debora is the only bride who can equip them. This includes the Hela Hammer, a half-cursed hammer that misses half the time, and invariably critical hits all the rest. It's useful for taking out {{Metal Slime}}s.
* FlowerInHerHair: Several in fact.
* HairDecorations: Catches up her hair in a messy ponytail with a row of bright red roses.
* HeroesPreferSwords: She can wield some of them, unlike the other two brides.
* HiddenDepths: Has the most CharacterDevelopment out of all the wives. It runs the entire course of the game, to boot, and sometimes it can be ''very'' subtle.
** As just one example of how subtle it gets: [[spoiler:the evening before the bride choice, one NPC mentions that this is just as heavy a situation for Bianca and Nera as it is for Madason, and they must be up fretting too. Check on Bianca and, and sure enough, it's true... but then Nera is, rather famously, snoozing away. ''Debora'' is the one wide awake, and gets quite flustered when you speak to her, especially if you feign non-interest in her. Even then, it seems she loves Madason [[CannotSpitItOut but can't bring herself to admit it]].]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Implied at times. [[spoiler:Graduates to JerkWithAHeartOfGold by the end.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: They fit her perfectly.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Why everyone has given up hope of her getting married by the time you arrive. Even after you marry her she still qualifies.
* LadyOfWar: ''Far'' more of a physical fighter than the other brides (to the point that she gets an exclusive weapon type which are also the strongest double-attack weapons in the ''franchise''), and doesn't learn as many spells, though the ones she does get still synergize well with her ability to crush enemies flat.
* LoveAtFirstSight: [[spoiler:If chosen, reveals this during a Party Chat shortly before challenging the final boss.]]
* MessyHair: Her hair goes ''everywhere'', ponytail be ''damned''. It's more of a '''mane''' than anything.
** [[IconicOutfit Iconic Hairstyle]]: Reappears in ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestIX IX]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestX X]]'' as a female hairstyle choice.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Subject to this at times from her own father, such as when she inserts herself into the engagement challenge right at the end.
* [[MyGodYouAreSerious My Goddess, You Are Serious]]: Her father's reaction should you marry her. Of course, he throws his full support behind the wedding, and after the wedding, he confesses you've made him very happy, as he'd given up any hope of Debora getting married long ago.
* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Vanity]]: ...Maybe. [[spoiler: Almost certainly, if the ending and certain hints throughout the game are anything to go by.]]
* PrettyInMink: Wears a white fur wrap like a boa.
* RichBitch: And yet an marriage option.
* SiblingYinYang: With her sister Nera.
* SomethingAboutARose: How about three of them?
* SpoiledBrat: In contrast to Nera, again.
* {{Tsundere}}
* TheUnfavourite: Still well loved and given whatever she wants, but as mentioned above, her folks have more or less given up on her ever getting married.
* UnkemptBeauty: That hair of hers never seems to lie still.
* WolverineClaws: Starts out with Akillics, which can hit twice in one turn (and unlike most double-hit weapons, these have a pretty generous attack bonus). A second set, the Diamond Akillics, serve as one of her "best" weapon options.

!!!Shared Traits of all the Brides:

* ActionMom: After joining during the third part of the game.
* BattleCouple: Becomes one with the main character.
* ChekhovsGunman: Although all three of them have the potential, the one the main character marries will always [[spoiler:become the mother of TheChosenOne]].
* ColorCodedCharacters: Each potential wife has a different hair color and contrasting theme colors in their wardrobe:
** Bianca = Blonde hair; green tunic/dress and orange cloak, very simply made.
** Nera = Blue hair; pastel shades of blue, white and lavender/blush pink.
** Debora = Black hair; rich red and darker pink.
* ExpressDelivery: Courtesy of GameplayAndStorySegregation, though [=NPC=] chatter makes it clear more time passes than the player might realize during their travels.
* {{Fainting}}: The [[spoiler:Pregnancy Faint]] variant of this trope on the way to Gotha.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:None of them are actually related to the folks who raised them. None of them care about this.]]
* HappilyMarried: No matter which one ends up with the hero, they become this.
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Gets torn away from her children and husband for ten years.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Being a statue for ten years works wonders for your skin.]]
* PlayingWithFire: All of them learn Kasizzle, though their exact spell lists vary.
* PregnantBadass: Only briefly though.
* SecretLegacy: [[spoiler:Descended from a Zenithian bloodline; hence, Heavenly Bride.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler:They will become Queen of Gotha a ways through the game.]]
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Mixed with AndIMustScream, if aware of her predicament. [[note]]It seems to vary depending on the bride, or rather, how much they ''admit'' to varies.[[/note]]]]
* WhipItGood

[[folder:The Children of the Heavenly Union]]
!!!Parry (Rex/Ten)
-->Voiced by: Creator/KonamiYoshida (in the Drama [=CDs=])

The main character's son, and almost the spitting image of his father (except with his mom's hair color). A cheerful, amiable child, he loves traveling with his family and seeing the world.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: He had to grow up fast. [[spoiler: He's a prince after all.]]
* ChildMage: The more physical of the two but learns some of the strongest spells in the game.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Yup, turns out Pankraz was searching for his future grandson all along.]]
* CombatMedic: Learns Omni-Heal, making him even better at healing than his dad.
* CuteBruiser: A male example.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish sibling, though he's more reckless than foolish.
* GenerationXerox: Implied to be very similar to the Hero when he was a kid, though thankfully he doesn't get quite as broken as he does.
* TheHero: [[spoiler: He's the ChosenOne destined to defeat Nimzo, making him and his mother the only members of the party with any relevance to the prophecy.]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: Always shown wielding swords in artwork [[spoiler: to confirm his status as TheHero]].
* HotBlooded: Amusingly, if Debora is his mother, it's implied he gets it from ''her''.
* IdiotHero: {{Justified|Trope}}, given that he's only ''eight''.
--> '''Parry''': "Everyone's happy! H-A-P-Y! I mean, H-A-P-P-Y!"
* {{Keet}}: Don't get us started.
* LightningBruiser: With a dash of TheMedic thrown in. Just like Daddy!
** More or less takes up after his Grandfather, who used swords and healing magic primarily.
* MagicKnight: [[spoiler: He is the chosen one, after all.]]
* MessianicArchetype: Everybody is looking for this guy's second coming.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's absolutely tiny and yet is a capable tank.
* PottyFailure: In several Party Chat conversations, he alludes to having trouble with wetting the bed.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Madchen's blue.
* ShockAndAwe: Can learn lightning spells as per tradition for ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' protagonists.
* ShonenHair: Mostly in the form of big, spiky bangs. Also very fitting, given his age. [[Creator/AkiraToriyama Not surprisingly]], this makes him look quite a bit like [[Manga/DragonBall Son Gohan]], especially if Bianca or Debora is his mom.
* WarriorPrince: Unlike his father, he was born and raised as a prince, however he's also spent pretty much all of his life fighting and it shows.

!!!Madchen (Tabitha/Sora)
-->Voiced by: Creator/KaeAraki (in the Drama [=CDs=])

Daughter of the main character. Inherited his gentle hand with monsters, and loves playing with them just as much as she does with more ''traditional'' pets, like kitties and puppies.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Even more so than her brother because she tends to take her role as a [[spoiler: princess]] more seriously.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Has access to a pretty powerful spellpool.
* ChildMage: Less physical then her brother but her spells more than make up for it.
* CuteWitch: At only eight, no less.
* DetectEvil: Can sense evil presences and direct her family towards them. [[color:white:Gets it from her grandmother.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[spoiler:Though her title isn't used much, and she makes no real effort to remind anyone of it.]]
* [[CuteKitten Everything's Cuter With Kittens]]: Talk to a cat while she's in the party, and Party Chat with her afterward. Nine times out of ten, [[CutenessProximity she'll be delighted]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible sibling.
* FluffyTamer: Shares daddy's love for monsters, and often laments their bad reputation.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Even moreso than her dad.
* HairDecorations: Two tiny little bows just over her ears.
* AnIcePerson[=/=]PlayingWithFire: Can use both.
* InnocentProdigy: Talented and knowledgeable mage capable of considerable insight, particularly when compared to her brother, and likely to become an experienced adventurer... while retaining her fear of heights and the dark, her naivety, and her childish innocence.
* LittleMissBadass: She may be eight but she packs firepower and isn't afraid to use it.
* PluckyGirl: Would rather try to tame monsters than to fight them, but is more then willing to be part of the action if need be.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Perry's red.
* SquishyWizard: Skill-wise, she tends to take after her mother; this is most obvious when it's Nera, and least obvious when it's Debora.
* TheUnchosenOne: [[spoiler:She shares this with the main character. Her brother can use the Zenithian equipment; she can't. This doesn't stop her from helping to save the world.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Learns Puff!/[=BeDragon=], letting her transform into a fire-breathing dragon during battle.
* WeaponOfChoice: Notably goes all over the place -- Her spellcasting would suggest that she favors {{s|impleStaff}}taffs, but her sprite carries around a [[HeroesPreferSwords rapier-style blade]], and she can also use {{whip|ItGood}}s with ease. Her original SNES sprite did show her holding a staff at all times, though.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be So High?]]: Afraid of heights, and extreme darkness to a lesser extent. Despite this, she soldiers through all the towers and dungeons with little more than [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments asking Daddy to hold her hand a few times]].

!!!Both Twins Share:

* BadassAdorable: The both qualify from the get go.
* BadassFamily: [[spoiler: They are your kids!]] It would be a disservice if they did not qualify.
* CheerfulChild: Both are optimistic and endlessly curious.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Depending on who the main character marries, they could end up with blond, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]], or black hair.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler:And they are yours.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: Poor kids have to deal with a lot, being adventurers at their age. The remakes drive this home with Party Chat; some of what they say after certain traumatic events is just [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]].
--> '''Madchen''': "...Daddy? Can you hold my hand?"
* HelloInsertNameHere
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler:Party chat will reveal that the twins spent a long time looking for their mother and father. So much so that one can roughly piece together where they went and what they did before arriving at the Porgie residence]].
* ImprobableAge: They start adventuring with their father at the tender age of eight, much like Bianca.
* MeaningfulName: Their default names are partly derived from their grandparents on their father's side: Pankraz -> ''Pa''rry and Mada -> ''Mad''chen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Their parents had been turned to stone shortly after they were born]].
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Parry's outfit is entirely blue, while Madchen wears a dark pink/purple cape, and official art shows her white robe has a very light pinkish tinge to it.
* SiblingYinYang: Mostly averted, but there is one example: Parry loves heights while Madchen is afraid of them.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Both are compared to their father more than their mother. Parry's happy with this; Madchen is more disappointed that she isn't told she resembles her mother more often.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: [[spoiler:Parry is the Legendary Hero; Madchen has inherited a host of evil-sensing powers from her grandmother. Both learn plenty of powerful spells, including several not learned by either parent.]]
* ThemeTwinNaming: See MeaningfulName above. Obviously, it's [[HelloInsertNameHere up to the player]] whether or not this is played even straighter or {{Averted}}.
* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn

[[folder:Families of the Brides]]
!!!Mr. Whitaker (Duncan)
Bianca's father, who runs the Roundbeck Inn with his wife. Better known by his nickname 'Whitey'.

* {{Ill G|irl}}uy: He's always sick, recovering from being sick or coming down with a new sickness. Taking care of him is the reason that Bianca can't be an adventuer, as much as she'd like to. Before you come along at least.
* NiceGuy: Is a ShipperOnDeck for the main character and Bianca but understands why the wouldn't marry her in the remakes.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ShipperOnDeck: He all but asks the main character to marry his daughter.

!!!Rodrigo Briscoletti (Ludman)
Nera and Debora's doting father, and the richest man in Mostroferrato. To try and ensure that Nera marries somebody fully capable of taking good care of her, he sets up an EngagementChallenge. Usually jovial, with an open mind and open heart; however, he's also somewhat of a traditionalist, and has a major stubborn streak -- once he's got his mind set on something, nothing can dissuade him.

* BigFun: He's very fat and very jovial.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Particularly if you marry Bianca, he's introduced as another one of the many [=NPC=]s the Hero has to deal with to get an item he needs, in this case the Zenithian Shield. Then you have to help him seal away the ancient evil his ancestors fought in order to get the Ultimate Key. Lessened considerably if Nera or Debora is your wife, where he'll remain a somewhat important NPC throughout due to being your father in law.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may not look it, but the EngagementChallenge the Hero is forced to participate in is said to be what he did to win the hand of his wife, meaning he scaled the inside of a volcano. [[spoiler: He shows some of this side once Bjorn gets unsealed.]]
** He cameos suddenly and unexpectedly in ''Heroes''. [[spoiler:Chasing down Bjorn, as is his family's duty]].
* DotingParent: Well, towards Nera at least. He has given up hope for Deboria.
* EngagementChallenge: One that has apparently existed in his family for generations.
* GratuitousEnglish: [[KeepItForeign In the Italian version]], he sprinkles English words into his speech.
* GratuitousItalian: In the English Version.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: If you pick Bianca in the DS version, he says that he's not surprised by your decision, that you're a sensitive man, and that you must've realized that Nera would've been humiliated if you'd picked Debora over her. If you read between the lines, he's blaming Debora's surprise toss of her own hat into the ring for Nera not getting chosen. Yowch!
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:His ancestor sealed away a monster in the past and it is his duty to make sure it stays sealed.]]
* SelfMadeMan: He's descended from a line of sages, but his wealth is all his own.
* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler:An ancestor of his sealed away a great evil, but the seal is due to break... ohhh, fairly soon. And the monster's going to be ''maaaaaddd''...]]
* UglyGuyHotWife: His wife is considered to be very beautiful, though Rodrigo is kind, charismatic and rich, so there marriage isn't that unbelievable. Also, he apparently went through quite a lot to win her hand in marriage.
* UnclePennybags
** If you marry one of his daughters, he will lavish gifts on you throughout the game. Even if you don't and choose Bianca instead, he'll still pay for the wedding and bridal veil, let you sleep at his casino for free, and even put his ship at your command just like he did for your father at the beginning of the game.
** He's also just a nice guy and is renowned in the setting for generosity and for giving a sizable chunk of his wealth to charity. He gets most of that money from owning a casino resort, so he's probably a pretty fun guy too.

!!!Romana Briscoletti
Rodrigo's loving wife, who does her best to reign in his stubborn streak. Very proud of her dear Nera; her other daughter...? Not so much.

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Apparently looks very good for a mother of two. [[spoiler: Nera and Debora aren't biologically hers, but she still has to be around fifty]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Implied. Rodrigo and Debora are both scared of her when she's angry.
* BlueBlood: Unlike her husband, she is actually from noble birth and so Rodrigo did the EngagementChallenge to win her hand, though she was already in love with him.
* CloserToEarth: Generally much calmer than Rodrigo.
* DotingParent: Towards Nera, though less so than Rodrigo. She still loves Debora, though she's stricter with her.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Implied to be equally as, if not more involved in the Briscoletti business than Rodrigo is.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She says that she fell in love with Rodrigo the moment she laid eyes on him, and would've married him even if he hadn't completed the EngagementChallenge.
* UglyGuyHotWife: She's stated to be quite a looker, though Rodrigo has plenty of other desirable qualities that make him a good partner.

[[folder:Close Family Friends]]
!!!Saber (Borongo)
A great sabrecat that the main character and Bianca meet and befriend as a young cub. The very fact that [[FluffyTamer they were able to tame it so easily]] shocks many others, as sabrecats have a nasty reputation. Has many possible names.

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Sabrecat]]: This kitty is your only companion for a portion of the game.
* ButThouMust: You don't get to [[HelloInsertNameHere insert a name for it]]; instead, Bianca runs through a list of names for you to pick from. [[note]]Your choices are, in order: Saber, Leo, Spot, Mohicat, Tom, Purrcy, Moggy, Punk, Pyjamas, Baumren.[[/note]] Four of those names come from a book in the Roundbeck inn, while the name Baumren is a reference to a sabrecat in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.
* CuteKitten: As a cub. People are shocked that Sabrecats can even be tamed.
* PuzzleBoss: [[spoiler:Make sure the main character has Bianca's Ribbon in his inventory before fighting it, then use the Ribbon as a battle item to jog its memory. Without this, it absolutely cannot be beaten.]]
* MonsterProtectionRacket: Causes the main character to get ''accused'' of running one of these.
* ShooTheDog: [[spoiler: Laja tries to do this. It dosen't stick.]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/KozoShioya (in the Drama [=CDs=])

Pankraz's close friend, often left behind to mind the homestead while Pankraz goes traveling with his son. Acts as a doting uncle to the main character.

* BadassMustache: Has a rocking handlebar.
* BreakTheCutie: Sancho's heart [[UndyingLoyalty bleeds deeply for his friends]], and by the time you get to adventure with him in Chapter 3, he is a very sad and broken man.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Gets to show it in chapter 3.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* DropTheHammer: Is the only human character who can equip hammers if Debora is not chosen.
* HonoraryUncle: First to the main character, then to Parry and Madchen as well.
* MightyGlacier: Sancho has great attack, health and defense but is incredibly slow and has very specific equipment options.
* ModernMinstrelsy: Portrayed in the English translation of the DS game as a rather wince-worthy European Spanish stereotype, complete with constant references to siestas, paellas and tortillas and random "sí"s, "olé"s and "anda"s for no reason.
* NiceGuy: Sancho doesn't have a bad bone in his body. The only character he's ever shown getting mad at is Ladja, for good reason.
* NiceHat: In the original. Gone in the remake, though he does mention that he likes hats.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:Parry and Madchen love their Uncle Sancho.]]
* SadClown: Sancho is clearly the game's comic relief character, however, he's generally such a broken man that you feel more sorry for him than anything.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to Pankraz's manly man.
* SupremeChef: According to party chats.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:Has a nasty case of it that only worsens as time passes.]]
* TenderTears: Sancho is prone to TearsOfJoy, especially when you reunite with him in chapter 2. Also prone to the opposite and sobbing at reminders of all the tragedy in his life.
* ThirdPersonPerson: In the DS translation.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sancho loves his paella.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Pankraz, you, and later [[spoiler: your wife and kids]]. Hence why he beats himself up so badly after Pankraz [[spoiler: dies and you go missing]]. When you find him again in chapter 2 he is a nervous wreck. He recovers somewhat before you and your [[spoiler: wife go missing again]]. However, he finds an outlet raising [[spoiler: your kids]] and in chapter 3 he is every bit as loyal to you as he ever was to Pankraz.

!!!Tuppence (Pippin)
The son of Thruppence, Tuppence is a soldier who's eager to help the main character and the kids during their travels. Has the potential to become a truly powerful warrior, but starts out untrained and rough around the edges.

* AgeLift: Looked to be around thirty in the original version of the game, while in the remake he is specifically stated to be about the same age as the Hero when he's recruited.
* BadassNormal: The only human character with no magic, though he has good stats and equipment options.
* BromanticFoil: Functions as one to the Hero, despite him already being married by the time Tuppence is recruited.
* CasanovaWannabe: Tuppence loves the ladies... the ladies just don't love him back.
* ChekhovsGunman: He first appears as a generic young boy in Gotha's inn during the second part of the game. Because the player character doesn't age during the timeskip, by the end of it they're about the same age.
* ChivalrousPervert: Provides a lot of humor in Chapter 3.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Fancies himself a refined ladies man, despite being a common soldier.
* TheGamblingAddict: Although he knows he's not that good at it.
* TheGenericGuy: In the original game, completely gone in the remake, where he's a fleshed out character.
* HopelessSuitor: Towards Debora if the Hero didn't marry her.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Generally more focused on women than anything else, and can be pretty spiteful to the Hero about his luck with women, despite him being his king. But beneath this, Tuppence proves to have a strong sense of justice and a genuine desire to bring peace to the world.
* LightningBruiser: Tuppence has great stats all around and access to almost all equipment. His one huge flaw is his complete lack of any magic power. And he starts at level one.
* LovableSexManiac
* MagicallyIneptFighter: Can't use magic. At all.
* MauveShirt: And well aware of it.
* OptionalPartyMember: Though easy to obtain, he's also easy to miss, as [[YouALLLookFamiliar he looks almost like a regular NPC soldier]] and you have to talk to him before he'll join.
* UndyingLoyalty: As soldier of Gotha, he is duty bound to be this to his king, [[spoiler: you]]. He'll still snark about it though.
* YouALLLookFamiliar: In the original, he has the same sprite as a normal soldier. The DS remake gives him a unique look, but it's still very similar to the soldier sprite.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Tends to be unusually rude to his king, to the point of planning to steal his wife from him after he dies. He does respect him as a leader though, he's just envious of his skill with the ladies.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the original, his pink hair was the only interesting thing about him. Averted in the remake where he has plain brown hair.

[[folder: Realm of the Faeries]]
!!!Honey (Bella)
A mischievous, cheerful faerie sent to recruit a great warrior from the human world. She brought back a six-year-old main character.

* BadLiar: Her reaction to learning Saber is a sabrecat kitten, among others.
* DemotedToExtra: Despite being a party member for a small portion of the adventure, Honey does little else for the rest of the game.
* GenkiGirl
* GuestStarPartyMember: Only a party member for a short portion of the game.
* NumberTwo: She's specifically stated to be Treacles.
* ShipTease: She's implied to have a crush on the Hero, though nothing can come of it.
* SquishyWizard: He physical stats are awful and she is much better suited to casting spells. Too bad you can't control her.
* YouCanSeeMe: Why she recruits the main character in the first place.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Violet Hair]]

!!!Queen Treacle (Powan)
The current ruler of Faerie Lea. Her predecessor was incredibly harsh, but Treacle herself is kind and compassionate, and believes that everyone can coexist peacefully.

* TheHighQueen: Of Faerie Lea.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Promises to help the main character after they help her.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Violet Hair]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In chapter 3.

!!!Dwight Dwarf (Zaile)
Also known as "Da White Dwarf!" His father created "Lots About Locks", a book that lets the bearer become a MasterOfUnlocking. Because of this, he was banished from Faerie Lea by Treacle's predecessor. However, Dwight believes ''Treacle'' was the one responsible, and has set out to take revenge. Fancies himself a great superhero, so he wears a hooded cape and calls himself "Da White Dwarf!"

* BoisterousBruiser: Talks like one, has trouble living up to it.
* BoisterousWeakling: For all of his talk, Dwight gets beaten relatively easily by a young boy. [[spoiler: And when they meet up again years later, he's no stronger than he was before.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Dwight is introduced as an idiot who gets beaten by a six year old. [[spoiler: When the Hero reunites with him at least twenty years later... he's still level one. However, at higher levels Dwight proves to be a formidable fighter with good stats and access to some nice magic]].
* TheDitz: Dwight isn't evil, he's just stupid.
%%* FragileSpeedster: As a party member his only good stat is his agility, which increases by seven each level on average, he loses this at later levels when his other stats start to catch up with him, but that won't be for a while.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: Not that he was ever really a villain.
* InsistentTerminology: "Not Dwight Dwarf! Da White Dwarf!"
* JustLikeRobinHood: Seems to be his thing, considering he steals a book about lock picking and opposes a "tyrant". [[spoiler: When he joins the party, the first ability he larns is Nose For Treasure, furthering his image as a thief]].
* MagikarpPower: [[spoiler: When he joins the party, it's pretty late in the game and the rest of the party will likely be around level thirty compared to his level one. his stats are also pretty low. However, he has a crazy high agility growth and will likely cap his speed far earlier than every other character, and afterwards will have a sudden surge in stat gains for his other attributes, to the point where he'll end up a LightningBruiser at higher levels. To top this all off, he learns some very nice all purpose spells leveling up and is generally a very versatile teammate.]]
* MasterOfUnlocking: Implied to be, considering his dad is a master locksmith and that he stole a book about lock picking.
* MilesGloriosus: Considers himself a revolutionary super hero, despite just being a level one dwarf with his facts mixed up. [[spoiler: When the party meets him again he considers himself to be both TheRival and TheLancer despite being... a level one dwarf]].
%%* OptionalPartyMember
* UnknownRival: Considers himself Treacle's arch nemesis, while she is barely aware of his existance. [[spoiler: After the timeskip, he considers himself the Hero's rival, despite being some nobody he beat up when he was six.]]
%%* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To the Snow Queen.]]

[[folder:Coburg's Royal Family]]
!!!Prince Harry (Henry)
-->Voiced by: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (in the Drama [=CDs=])

The heir-apparent of King James, and a complete RoyalBrat who enjoys tormenting others simply because he can. However, he soon receives a very rude, very harsh awakening...

* AssholeVictim: At the end of the first generation, he plays this fully straight; after the timeskip, he changes his mood and tells the player [[spoiler:that it was Pankraz's parting words that started his change in tone]].
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Justifiably blames himself for Pankraz's death and has sworn to help his son no matter up to make up for it. He lives up to his word.]]
* BashBrothers: With the Hero during the first part of his journey in adulthood, after they go their separate ways he still shows an interest in tagging along and continuing this, but is too caught up in his duties to do it.
* {{Bishonen}}: As an adult.
* BrattyHalfpint: As a kid.
* BreakTheHaughty: He goes through a lot of crap between Chapter 1 and 2.
* CharacterDevelopment: Gets the most out of anyone in the whole game with the possible exception of Debora.
* ChivalrousPervert: Harry has a soft spot for the ladies, though his marriage with Maria hampers that considerably.
* DecoyProtagonist: {{Deuteragonist}} anyway. Early on, the game makes it appear like Harry is going to be longstanding party member with the Protagonist. The prologue of the game even have the two getting captured and forced into slavery together. Harry ends up getting PutOnABus early into the [[TimeSkip Second Era]], after retaking his Kingdom.
* DotingParent: [[spoiler: Towards his own son Kendrick]].
* {{Fallen Prince|ss}} [[spoiler: You can't fall much futher then being MadeASlave.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish sibling to Wilbur's responsible sibling. [[spoiler: Ironically, after his character development, Harry has become much more competent and responsible than Wilbur has.]]
* FireForgedFriends: As children, he does nothing but bully the main character [[spoiler: but after Pankraz's death the two are forced to spend the next ten years working as slaves. This, combined with his guilt over Pankraz's death causes Harry to act much kinder to the main character and the two proceed to pull a prison break and travel the world together. Even after they go their separate ways, the bond of friendship between them runs strong to the point where Harry makes his entire kingdom go searching for the main character when he goes missing]].
* FreudianExcuse: His mother passed away and was replaced by the Queen Consort, who is more interested in caring for her own son than for him. Of course, as Pankraz points out, [[spoiler: his ''father'', unlike his stepmother, ''does'' care about him, and would be terribly upset if anything happened to him.]]
* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:His own son, Prince Kendrick, takes after him, despite Harry's insistence that he doesn't know where he gets it from. However, he also gets somewhat stronger discipline.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: One who can level up and is on the party for several hours.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Maria]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Though he only travels with him for a section of the game, Harry and the Hero have an unbreakable friendship that continues for the rest of the game. [[spoiler: When the Hero is turned to stone, Harry organizes a worldwide search to find his friend.]]
* HotForPreacher: [[spoiler:Develops a crush on her right when she takes her vows.]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: [[spoiler: As Wilbur's adviser, it's clear that he's the one running the kingdom. He doesn't have a problem with it though.]]
* {{Irony}}: After tormenting everyone and trying to make you into his "Lacky", he is then kidnapped and turned into a slave.
* ItAmusedMe: Teases and torments others... why? He's the prince, of course!
* TheLancer: To the main character, even when they're not travelling together it's clear Coburg will always have Gotha's back.
* MadeASlave: [[spoiler:Along with the main character.]]
* MagicKnight: In combat. Compared to the Hero, he has more emphasis on magic than fighting.
* ModestRoyalty: After his character development, [[spoiler: he refuses to take his half-brother's throne and instead becomes his adviser.]]
* NiceGuy: Again, after his character development.
* PrinceCharmless: Predates the TropeNamer.
* RagsToRiches: Inverted.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to the Hero's blue.
** He's also the red to Wilbur's blue.
* RoyalBrat
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:Admits in a secret message that he struggled with this, wondering why he lived instead of Pankraz, though it does end up making him into a better person and ultimately the Hero's best friend.]]
* TheUnfavorite: Wilbur is clearly favored over him by the Queen, while James is far too caught up in his work to pay much attention to either.
* TheWisePrince: [[spoiler: After considerable character development.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!!King James
Ruler of Coburg; father of Harry and Wilbur. Somewhat at a loss as to how to get his chosen heir to shape up and stop being such a royal pain. [[spoiler:Dies during the first timeskip.]]

* DotingParent: Absolutely spoils Harry, causing his bad personality.
* TheGoodKing: Considering even Pankraz admires him, this is a given.
* MinorMajorCharacter: [[spoiler: Doesn't get much screen time, but the mission he sends Pankraz on ends up killing him off and throwing Harry and the Hero into slavery. His death during the timeskip also causes the power struggle that sparks one of the first major plots of the game's second act.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Dies after only a few appearances on screen.]]
!!!Queen Consort
King James' current wife. Highly ambitious, she dreams of seeing ''her'' son take the throne rather than watching her bratty stepson ascend.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* [[FakeKing Fake Queen]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:After successfully having Harry kidnapped, she is betrayed by her 'allies' and is replaced by a fake queen, turning her son into ''their'' puppet rather than her own. By the time the party comes across her years later, she's willing to immediately confess to everything just to put an end to it.]]
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Or, rather, the Queen Consort. [[spoiler:Or the Queen Dowager.]]
* StageMom: Royal variation; she can't rule herself, so she pushes her son towards the throne despite his own wishes, and doesn't care who she tramples on it to make it happen.
%%* UnwittingPawn
%%* WickedStepmother

!!!Prince Wilbur (Dale)
Harry's younger half-brother. Despite his mother's ambitions, he has no real interest in taking the throne, and would rather be just a normal kid.
* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:Takes over for King James after the latter's death at the ripe old age of ''5''. Ultimately subverted, however, as Wilbur proves to be as competent of a leader as you'd expect a little boy to be, and is clearly just a puppet for his mother. Later on, while he continues to rule, it's pretty clear Harry's doing most of the work for him.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: After the timeskip, he's noted to be very popular with his female subjects.
* TheDutifulSon: [[spoiler: Takes over Coburg after his stepfather's death and continues to follow his mother's orders to the letter, despite how evil they may be in contrast to Harry, who willingly turns against his kingdom for a period of time for the sake of doing what's right.]]
* FakeUltimateHero: A rare sympathetic example, the Queen works hard over the timeskip to build up Wilbur's reputation and is thus seen as the clear candidate to take the throne [[spoiler:after the king's death]]. However, these claims are all baseless and Wilbur is a completely talentless ruler, though he redeems himself due to clearly not wanting any part of the scheme whatsoever.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible sibling to Harry's foolish sibling. [[spoiler: Reversed later on, when it's Harry who proves to be the more competent ruler.]]
* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler: While he's not a particularly competent king, Wilbur proves to be a kind man who wants the best for his people, but understands that he is incapable of giving it to them.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:Despite his lack of talent or desire for his position, Wilbur is at the very least as kind and courageous as his brother becomes and provides the hero with any help that he can supply.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Harry's red.
* UnwittingPawn

!!!Maria (Marina)
-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaHisakawa (in the Drama [=CDs=])

A [[DefectorFromDecadence former member of the Order of Zugzwang]], she turned her back on their teachings when she shielded a child slave from harm. MadeASlave herself, she managed to escape to the abbey and become a Nun of the Above.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Generally as caring and kind as you'd expect a nun to be, however when Harry flirts with other women near her, she gets ''scary''!
* BigBrotherWorship
* DefectorFromDecadence
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Harry.]]
* HotterAndSexier: Very mildly in the remake, where instead of a regular nun's dress with habit, she wears a slightly more colorful dress that exposes some cleavage.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Even as a slave, she remained kind and virtuous.
* MadeASlave: After she criticized the Order.
* MoralityPet: To her older brother Joshua, a soldier of Zugzwang who finds himself torn between his loyalty to the order and his love for his sister.
* NaughtyNun: Mild example. In the DS version, she wears a dress that sports noticeable cleavage and no habit or coif to distinguish her sprite from that of the other nuns.
* RagsToRiches: [[spoiler:Eventually marries Harry.]]

[[folder: Other Important Characters]]
!!!Count Uptaten (Eric) and Miss Count (Sophia)
Once a happily married couple, their lives were tragically cut short when monsters raided their castle and slaughtered everyone inside. However, their sad tale did not end there... Thanks to the interference of some nasty spirits, they have been unable to move on to the afterlife.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Wanted children, but were never able to conceive.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They are not the slightest bit evil for one.
* SpotOfTea: One of their favorite pastimes in life was drinking out of the Toff's Tea Set. [[spoiler:The main character can eventually return it to them in exchange for a reward, though it takes several years before Uptaten happens to ask.]]

!!!Monty the Monster Monitor (Monster Gramps)
An elderly fellow whose has an expert hand with monsters, and encourages others to pursue the fine art of monster training. Recommends to the main character that he get a wagon to make traveling easier, and helps him out by caring for any monsters he isn't taking along with him at any given moment.
* CovertPervert: Some characters suspect him of being one due to him keeping [[PlayboyBunny Carla/Inatts]] around.
* FluffyTamer

!!!Crispin Burns (Andy)
-->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (in the Drama [=CDs=])

A childhood friend of Nera, he becomes one of her most dedicated suitors. Though he doesn't consider himself truly worthy of somebody so wonderful, he's determined to do his best to ''become'' worthy, and earn her love...!

* {{Bishonen}}
* ButtMonkey: Constantly getting friend-zoned his entire life and [[spoiler: ends up getting burned alive]]. Most of the townspeople also talk bad about him behind his back. [[spoiler: He does get [[ThrowTheDogABone thrown a bone]] no matter who you pick, marrying his lifelong crush Nera if Bianca or Debora is chosen or falling for and marrying the equally beautiful Ashlee if Nera is chosen.]]
* CampStraight: Very foppish but also madly in love with Nera.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He can be either an UnluckyChildhoodFriend if you marry Nera, or a [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Victorious]] one if you chose either Bianca or Debora.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For all of his foppishness, [[spoiler: Crispin makes it farther than every other candidate during the Engagement challenge, and though he loses to the main character, if Bianca was chosen he attempts it again for no reason beyond proving his worth to Nera.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Manages to make it towards the end of the EngagementChallenge through his love for Nera alone. If he loses but Nera isn't chosen as the bride, he'll scale the volcano again just to prove himself.]]
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: Completely steps down and allows the Hero to marry Nera after he wins the EngagementChallenge and, if the Hero actually goes through with it and marries her, will be happy for the two of them and find love with another woman.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: No matter who you choose to marry, he'll end up like this. Either to Nera (Bianca or Debora) or to the beautiful foreigner Ashlee (Nera)]].
* MeaningfulName: From his name alone, you can pretty much guess that [[spoiler:his trip into the volcano doesn't end well]].
* NiceGuy: Clearly holds no ill will towards the Hero, despite him being his biggest rival for Nera's heart and potentially taking her away from him.
* NonActionGuy: Mocked by the townspeople as being one, and admits himself to being "A lover, not a fighter". [[spoiler: And yet proves to be capable of making it to the center of a volcano by himself]].
* TheRival: To the Hero during the EngagementChallenge, although he's a very friendly one.
* SecondLove: [[spoiler: If Nera is chosen, then he will meet and fall in love with the beautiful dancer Ashlee and later on in the game get married to her. Things seem to work out pretty well for him no matter what.]]

!!!Queen Cleohatra (Isis)
The ruler of the desert kingdom of Helmunaptra, she is descended from one of the previous Legendary Hero's companions. Cleohatra protects the Zenithian Helmet while awaiting the arrival of the Legendary Hero.
* FamousAncestor: She doesn't say which of the Hero's companions is her ancestor, but the abilities of her lineage would seem to imply that it's [[Characters/DragonQuestIV Meena]].
* PsychicPowers
* PunnyName: Her entire kingdom is based on headgear. Making it a [[PlanetOfHats Kingdom of Hats]]?
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:She's the one who reveals that the hero's a prince.]]

!!!Dr Agon (Pusan)
A strange, old fellow found trapped in a dungeon. Extremely cheerful, but a tad... loopy. Has a very strange way of speaking. Claims to be Zenithian.
* TheAgeless: Doesn't seem to be any older after spending twenty years in a mine cart with no food or water. [[spoiler: Since he's god, it doesn't really matter to him.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler: In the years since Dragon Quest 4, the Zenithian Dragon has mellowed out, lost most of his HolierThanThou attitude, and found a new admiration for humanity - which is why he created the Dr. Agon identity and went to visit the earth in the first place.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: That's putting it mildly.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For all of his general weirdness, when he meditates, he proves capable of powering the entire land of Zenithia! [[spoiler: Being the Zenithian Dragon, he is literally a god.]]
* CrystalDragonJesus: [[spoiler:He's the Zenithian Dragon]].
* {{Expy}}: Of, believe it or not, [[TheSimpsons Ned Flanders]]!
** [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance The Flanders Expy turns out to be his world's equivalent to god.]]]]
%%* GodInHumanForm
%%* GodWasMyCopilot
* GuestStarPartyMember: Though he does little more than screw around.
* TheNeedless: Trapped on a mine cart for 20 years with no food or water...
** TheMainCharactersDoEverything: ...literally one screen away from where some guy has set up house after being hired by archaeologists to investigate the place. [[FridgeLogic Couldn't he have given the poor guy a hand?]]
* NonActionGuy: Even though he travels with the party for a dungeon, he doesn't assist in battles whatsoever. [[spoiler: And he totally could have too!]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Both Madchen and Tuppence suspect this of him. [[spoiler: Turns out they were right.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:He's the Zenithian Dragon, and while he's lost a considerable amount of his power, he's heavily implied to still be far stronger than the party is.]]
* PunnyName: [[spoiler:Dr Agon = Dragon, get it?]]
* TimeAbyss: He tells you outright in party chat that's he's lived a thousand times longer than anyone in the party and laughs when they react skeptically to it.
* TricksterMentor: [[spoiler:For the period of time he travels with the party, he gives the Hero and his children some surprisingly specific advice, and is later revealed to have been clearly trying to guide the Chosen one's through their personal hardships so that they can better fight evil]].
* VerbalTic: The DS version's translation gives us a rather literal [[{{Flanderization}} Flan-diddly-erization]].
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Nimzo actually managed to beat him in a fight!]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:Though it's implied that he lost a considerable amount of his power when the Gold Orb was lost.]]
* YeOldeButcheredEnglish: [[spoiler:Upgrades to this after regaining his power. Switches back in the ending.]]

[[folder: The Order of Zugzwang]]
!!!Grandmaster Nimzo (Mildrath)
-->Voiced by: Creator/ShozoIizuka (in the Drama [=CDs=])

The Demon Lord of the Dark World, and the "god" of the Order. He seeks to take over the Light World.

* TheBackwardsR: In the American release his text has a Cyrillic-looking font.
* BadBoss: He demands absolute obedience and perfection from the Order, and will ''not'' tolerate any form of failure. [[spoiler:King Korol finds this out the hard way.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: In the original version a couple of [=NPCs=] mention a Demon Lord that's trying to enter the world, though you don't even learn his name until near the end of the game. The DS remake adds more information.
* ChessMotif: In the official American realease, he is named after a Chess grandmaster, and his minions are named after chess pieces.
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:He is perhaps the biggest thread that connects this game with ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV''.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:His true form can only be described as grotesque, demonic, and as inhuman as possible.]]
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler:Takes on the form of a demonic looking old man when the party finally encounters him, however this is merely a guise for his true form, which is far more incomprehensible and demonic.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: Nimzo is indisputably the ultimate evil of the game, but Ladja has far more KickTheDog moments as well as a history with the Hero, making him closer to the game's main antagonist.
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Aron Nimzowitsch, a Russian chess grandmaster. Translations of Nimzowitsch's chess books popularized the term "zugzwang" in the English-speaking world, and he is also famous for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immortal_Zugzwang_Game a chess match he won by putting his opponent in zugzwang in the middlegame, a rare feat]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Played with in that his first form isn't really a form, but an avatar he's manipulating with his powers, while his final form is his regular form.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:Though he isn't a ''true'' god.]]
* TheRemnant: [[spoiler:He is heavily implied to have been a follower of Aamon from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' who managed to complete his master's goal of achieving godhood through the secret of evolution.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: He basically can't leave the Demon World. He captured the hero's mother in order to fix this.]]
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:In one of the biggest late game twists, Nimzo is revealed to not actually be an almighty demon god, but rather a regular man who simply achieved pseudo-godhood through perfecting the secret of evolution that Psaro and Aamon were trying to achieve in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'']]
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:He leaves King Korol to die after he's mortally wounded by the party. The DS version makes it even ''worse''.]]
** [[spoiler:Also doubles as a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, as Korol had already done what was required of him for Nimzo's master plan.]]
* YouNoTakeCandle: The official American release has him speak with a [[TheBackwardsR Cyrillic-looking font]] and poor grammar, giving the impression of a Russian speaking English imperfectly.

!!!Bishop Ladja (Gema)
-->Voiced by: Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki (in the Drama [=CDs=])

Nimzo's right hand man. He oversees the Order's operations in the Light World alongside King Korol. He is also easily the most evil character in the game.

* ArchEnemy: To the Hero, whose life he destroyed. It becomes mutual later in the game.
* BreakoutVillain: In the SNES original, he was still a presence but ultimately a lackey, didn't have a unique appearance, and gets chumped about two-thirds of the way through the game. In the DS remake, he's been upgraded to the full-blown right hand of Nimzo himself, and is a complete ''monster'' throughout the entire game, largely due to his popularity as a villain in the original and fans asking for him to have a larger role.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: When he summons a fireball outside of battle... ''bad things happen''.
** He does have a fireball attack in battle, albeit considerably depowered. His SinisterScythe and [[spoiler:petrification spell]], not so much.
* BigBad: In the remakes.
* TheDragon: In a way to both Korol and Nimzo. While he is actually below Korol in rank, he is one of the only members of the order with contact with Nimzo. [[spoiler:His loyalties with Korol also prove nonexistent as he immediately kills him the moment he loses his usefulness.]]
* DragonInChief: While Korol is the High Priest of the Order, Ladja very much gives off the impression that he is the true force behind it and is thus the direct antagonist for most of the game. [[spoiler:This is further proven when he effortlessly destroys Korol after he fails his mission.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler:His NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the main character and Harry, and his brutal murder of Pankraz.]]
* EvilGenius: Of the Order of Zugzwang. [[spoiler: He's actually more of TheDragon than Korol is.]]
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Based on his broken English, he apparently has a thick Russian accent.
* TheHeavy: Though he's TheDragon, Ladja is by far the biggest presence of evil felt in the game and the only one with any real connection with the Hero.
* HopelessBossFight: The first one against him. Justified, [[spoiler:considering you're ''a six year old child'' at that point.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: He frequently abuses and mocks the Hero throughout the whole game.
* KickTheDog: Does this frequently throughout the game such as [[spoiler:waiting for when the Hero reunites with his mother to kill her just for maximum emotional impact.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:He has absolutely no reservations about beating two six year old children nearly to death. In fact, he seems to ''enjoy'' it. He'll spend a few turns just standing around ''laughing at you'' before he gets around to slaughtering you.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to [[spoiler:King Korol]] in the DS version, right before [[spoiler:killing him]].
* TheSociopath: Gets joy out of all the pain and suffering he causes.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:As the Hero continues to unravel the Order's plans, he becomes more and more obsessed with kill the Hero himself.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Unsurprisingly, [[spoiler:as he beats the Hero and Harry with an inch of their lives when their just kids.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: Combines this with one of his beloved {{Player Punch}}es near the end when [[spoiler:he blasts Mada right after she and the main character reunite, then mocks both of them about it.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out she survived the attack.]]
*** [[spoiler:Double subverted when Grandmaster Nimzo finishes the job.]]

!!!King Korol (Ibuul)
High Priest of the Order of Zugzwang. Over the years, he works tirelessly to establish the Order as a PathOfInspiration, promising that they will lead the world to a new age of peace in the White King's Paradise. Their ''actual'' plans, of course, aren't quite so... '''nice'''.
* TheDragon: While he's head of the Order of Zugzwang, he's still second to Grandmaster Nimzo, the "God" of the order.
** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Although it turns out Ladja beat him out for the position.]]]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: More like a disc two final boss, but the game still has quite a bit left after beating him.]]
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:First the party attack the Order's main base in the Light World, then they wipe out his defenses, including Queen Ferz. When he himself fights the party and is defeated and dying, he begs Nimzo to strike the party down, but Nimzo abandons him for his failure, leaving him to die in shame. Made even worse in the DS version, where not only does Nimzo abandon him, but he also sends Ladja to tell him [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech exactly why he sucks]] and then execute him.]]
* MinorMajorCharacter: [[spoiler: Despite being the head of the organization responsible for literally every problem in the game, the main character only meets Korol once, and after which his entire presence becomes overshadowed by Ladja's.]]
* PathOfInspiration: How he paints the Order.
* ReligionOfEvil: What the Order actually ''is''.
* SquishyWizard: While he's a deadly mage, his physical attacks are absolutely pathetic.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Ladja and Nimzo were actually playing him the whole time.]]
* VerbalTic: He has one -- Snap! -- in addition to his [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Russian accent]].

!!!Queen Ferz (Ramada)
The High Priestess of the Order of Zugzwang, as well as a master illusionist. Helps Korol oversee the temple and lure would-be followers and slaves into their clutches.
* AmbiguousGender: [[spoiler: Despite "her" "Queen" title, "her" monster form is a cyclops... which looks pretty male. May have something to do with "her" skills with illusions.]]
* TheDarkChick: The token female of the Order of Zugzwang.
* MasterOfIllusion: Can transform to disguise her true identity.
* MinorMajorCharacter: As the High Priestess of the Order, she clearly has a lot of power, and yet we only really find out about her when she's encountered as a boss.
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler: In battle, she will most likely always attack last, but that attack will hurt. A lot.]]
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: [[spoiler:Tries to fool the main character.]]

!!!Kon the Knight (Jami) and Slon the Rook (Gonze)
-->Kon voiced by: Creator/WataruTakagi (in the Drama [=CDs=])

Bishop Ladja's personal enforcers and bodyguards. Work well as a team, but are just as deadly during solo work.
* TheBrute: As Ladja's bodyguards, as the two rely on physical power.
* TheDividual: Not particularly different from one another and only ever seen apart during their respective final battles. The biggest differences between them are that Slon is really stupid and that Kon like to make horse puns.
* DumbMuscle: Both of them, though Slon is considerably dumber than Kon is.
* FullBoarAction: Slon is a humanoid boar.
* LightningBruiser: Kon is strong and fast, but otherwise has no other noteworthy abilities.
* MightyGlacier: Slon is stronger than Kon, but also much slower.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:They get one from an infuriated Pankraz, but then give him one themselves when Ladja threatens to murder the main character.]]
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Kon is an inverted centaur, as in he has a horse head on a human body.
* PungeonMaster: Kon enjoys making horse related ones.
* ThoseTwoBadguys: Are most often seen together.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:When Chancellor Jeeves hands the Bride over to Kon, he "rewards" him by savagely beating him and leaving him to die.]]