Cursed with Awesome - Literally. As a child, a curse was used to wipe his memeories of the Dragovian Sanctuary, which had the side effect of making him immune to any other curses... Including the one cast on Trodian.
Hello, Insert Name Here - The voice acting deals with this by having his teammates generally refer to him by the nickname "guv," or omitting his name completely (i.e. the text will say "Right [hero's name], my boy," but the voice actor will say "Right, my boy.")
Heroes Prefer Swords: While he's free to pick up and use any of the above mentioned weapons, he starts the game with a sword, is usually depicted holding it and has a special, very powerful attack that can only be obtained by reaching the maximum level of both "Sword" and "Courage".
Epic Flail: Two skippable weapons (one is obtained by visiting Red late in the game and the other one is the prize for gathering enough tinymedals): they're both quite damaging and can hit all enemies on screen, but they don't have a skill set.
He's even this towards Trode, besides their bickering. When Trode is starting to feel really down in the dumps about always being stuck waiting outside of town, Yangus is the one who suggests going to Pickham so Trode can at least get a drink somewhere and have SOME measure of dignity.
Heroic Sacrifice: His "Kerplunk" spell, the most powerful healing ability in the game, completely revives and heals all other party members... at the cost of all of his HP and MP.
I Owe You My Life: The reason he travels with the the party is because the hero saved his life, even after he tried to rob them.
Master of None: He looks like he should be a Mighty Glacier, with a build that suggests Stout Strength and An Axe to Grind. He's certainly slow enough, but his damage output is average at best and pales next to Jessica'sspells and whips, Angelo's bows and arrows, and the Hero's swords or spears. He can get a few healing spells if you put points into Humanity, but his healing potential is limited by a small MP pool, and unlike the Hero and Angelo he never gets any way to regain magic points or mitigate casting costs. He's can wear some of the best armor in the game and has a massive HP pool, which qualifies him as a Stone Wall, but since there's no way for him to pull aggro he can't really tank for squishier party members. Early in the game he's useful in boss fights as a debuffer, although Jessica can do that as well or better. In the late game, he's mostly useful to hold on to a Sage's Stone, Rune Staff, and Resurrection Staff and act as a secondary buffer and healer, not so much because he's particularly good at it as because he's the only party member with nothing better to do.
Deadpan Snarker - To a LOT of people, but mostly to Angelo, who is not above snarking back.
Distracted by the Sexy - As her "sex appeal" stat rises, enemies have a random chance of losing a turn by gazing in admiration. The skill also allows her to learn abilities which can produce the same effect.
Magic Dance - Upon reaching the highest level of Sex Appeal, she can do a special dance while holding slime-shaped maracas. It seems nonsensical at first, but does heal about 100 hp to each memeber and is free.
Magic Knight - A female example, if you chose to equip her with daggers and then swords.
Male Gaze - Used hilariously when the King of Argonia tries to persuade Prince Charmles to marry Medea. Much to Jessica's embarassment.
Marshmallow Hell - Weaponized by her "Puff Puff", though it fails to work on certain enemies, especially the female ones, obviously.
Ms. Fanservice - Lots of fanservicey outfits, beautiful and with the largest pair of breasts of the whole game. Not to mention that her special skill revolves around sex appeal.
Tsundere - Looks like she'll be a full blown tsun-tsun when you first meet, but it's mostly because you've caught her at a really bad time... her default tends to be dere-dere. Unless Angelo is involved.
The Unchosen One - Variation; it turns out her bloodline is one of the living seals on Rhapthorne, which is why her brother was killed.
The Unfavorite - Has a very poor relationship with her mother, to the point that she's disowned upon deciding to join the heroes.
If you take her to talk to her mother regularly throughout the main quest, their relationship will start to improve, and by the epilogue, they are mentioned to get along very well.
A Templar from Maella Abbey, who joins the party under orders to hunt down Dhoulmagus after the jester kills the head abbot.
All of the Other Reindeer: The other Templars at the Abby look down and sneer at Angelo, what with his gambling, womanizing, drinking, etc..... However,it's heavily implied that they'd been doing this for a looooong time because they were following the lead of the Abby's Golden Boy, Marcello, and Angelo developed the habits as a means of coping.... so, Yeah. Bastards.
Backstory - Daddy was a philanderer who left behind a huge debt when he died, leaving Angelo with no place to go other than the Abbey. When he got there, the first person he met was Marcello, who welcomed him warmly and comforted him... until learning just who he was, at which point he violently rejected him.
Cruel Mercy - When he saves Marcello after his half-brother has managed to completely ruin his career through his own actions.
Custom Uniform: No other Templar has a uniform like Angelo's. Even though Marcello's uniform is stylistically similar (and in contrasting colors too), it's sewn and tailored completely differently from Angelo's.
Establishing Character Moment: After cheating at card games, he sips a glass of red wine while a fight breaks out. He quickly dodges the brawl, sneaks Jessica and Eight out of the bar, then takes the opportunity to flirt with Jessica.
Freudian Excuse - Is disobedient and smarmy, in large part because he has issues with Marcello.
Yank The Dog's Chain - The moment in his Backstory where Marcello welcomes him to the Abbey with a smile and a "Don't worry; we're your family now!", only to take it all back upon realizing who he is.
The titular "Cursed King" of Trodain, transformed into a green-skinned, troll-like creature by Dhoulmagus. Set out on the titular journey in hopes of tracking the jester down, regaining the sceptre, and restoring his kingdom and his true form.
Adipose Rex - Mostly due to the fact that he's also very short.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass - Often claims in the tips he gives that his experience is direct. In the finale, he disarms and knock out several guards armed with a stick.
Dirty Old Man - Just look at his comments after equipping Jessica with any of her Battle Bikini. Also, if you equip a piece of the Bunny Girl outfit on Jessica, he practically screams at you to finish getting the rest.
Freak Out - He does not deal well with stressors, like being treated like the monster he appears to be or Medea getting horsenapped.
The Speechless: On account of being a horse. Though midway through the game the party encounters a mystical spring whose waters can temporally dispel the effects of the curse, giving her a chance to speak her mind.
Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Averted, he doesn't waste too much time when it comes to killing his targets. Also, after the boss battle he'll try to get rid of the party by shooting them with the vine curse used on Trodain... Only for it to utterly fail due to the Hero's immunity to curses, leaving him amazed and forced to resort to transformation.
An ancient Lord of Darkness who was battled and sealed away eons ago. During the events of the game, he begins to murder the seven sages that are holding him prisoner.
Dangerously Genre Savvy - Rhapthorne actually manages to kill his targets right in front of the heroes without making it look like Cutscene Incompetence on the heroes' part. While killing Abbot Francisco, he throws the staff towards the king Trode, fully aware that the good abbot will jump in and take the hit to protect the king. Later, with Marta, he holds her son hostage, forcing the party to distance themselves away from her, and then puts all his minions in-between so the party cannot reach her in time even if she manages to save her son. Not to mention, if something had gone wrong with that plan... Marta's son is by definition of the same bloodline that she is, so killing him probably would've worked too.
Angelo's older half-brother, who trains as a Templar at Maella Abbey. Despite being a studious monk and soldier, he harbors an old grudge against Angelo, and at times struggles with getting others to recognize his deeds because of his low-born roots.
Backstory - Tied into Angelo's history: Their father was a rich philanderer. After Marcello was born, he made various promises to his mother that he'd leave his wife and make him his heir... until his wife became pregnant with Angelo, at which point he abandoned them. Marcello ended up at the Abbey after his mother passed on, and fought his way up the ranks despite others looking down upon him for being a commoner born out of wedlock.
Badass: Is the only person to everwield Rhapthorne's staff and not immediately become corrupted, a fate he avoids by stabbing himself in the arm when it tries to take him over.
Cruel Mercy - Angelo saves his life after he gives a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to a stadium full of civilians, then gets publicly possessed by Rhapthorne and breaks the seal. Needless to say, his career's pretty much unsalvageable at this point.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero - Attempts this after the heroes' defeating him also weakens him enough that Rhapthorne manages to possess him and free his body. Of course, he completely ignores his own obvious role in causing the whole mess...
Pet the Dog: An important part of his and Angelo's Backstory. When Angelo first came to the Abbey, Marcello was the first person he met, and greeted him with kindness. And then told him that he would be seen as family. Even when it turned into full out Kick the Dog, Angelo never forgot that one moment of kindness.
The head of Maella Abbey, Abbot Francisco is compassionate, caring, understanding, and the ideal representative of everything a Saintly Churchshould be. One of the few members of the Abbey who hasn'tdabbled in corruption... and, unfortunately, one of Dhoulmagus's victims.
Epic Flail: "Borrows" one to Yangus for the final battle if you visit her.
Knife Nut - Her only visible weapon is a small dagger.
Fridge Brilliance - She's a thief, and traditionally, thieves used to carry a dagger as a weapon of last resort and as a tool to help pry open windows and treasure chests. Most thieves in medieval times knew they'd never last in a proper fight, so a dagger was also handy for backstabbing and running, another thievery trademark.
Pirate Girl: You even race her to some pirate's treasure in a later mission.
Crown Prince of Argonia, and THEPrince Charmless. His father is determined to make the best possible heir out of him, but it's hard when he's reluctant to perform the initiation... or anything else that requires he, uh, work.
Expy - Follows in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Prince Holse; unlike either one, however, he learns nothing from his trials and expects to coast through life on the backs of other people.
Guest Star Party Member: Albeit a damn near worthless one; he'll maybe attack at the very beginning of the battle for a paltry one hit point of damage, and then flee at the next moment he gets, leaving Hero, Yangus, Jessica, and Angelo to do what should be his job.
Hoist by His Own Petard - By buying a heart instead of using one of those the Hero and the others obtained for him during the hunt, he unintentionally proves to his father that he isn't even remotely ready to take the throne. Not only does he get very publicly called out on this in the end, but he ends up losing the right to rule and the right to marry Medea to his long-lost cousin, who already went through the trial and harvested a beautiful heart. In fact, his cousin only even has the heart because he was trying to help Charmles get one, so he was hoist by his own petard on multiple levels!
Jerkass: He isn't satisfied with the Argon Hearts the party give him until they claim one from the Great Argon Lizard. Even then. he decides to simply buy a fake Argon Heart from a local merchant simply because of how much larger it is.
Kick the Dog - His desire to obtain the largest gem possible during his initiation, regardless of the cost. The way he abuses Medea as a horse is also a perfect example, as after he pulls that crap, it's rather amazing he makes it back from the initiation in one piece.
Prince Charmless - Trope Namer. While his father calls him Charmulls, and he insists on being called Sharm-LAY, everyone calls him Charmless, to his face no less.
Even Medea, easily the nicest and most polite member of the cast, calls him this at one point.
Screw the Rules, I Have Money! - After all the hard work of his initiation, he up and BUYS a Argon Heart, effectively blowing off all the hard work you did obtaining one for him. This eventually bites him HARD later on.
Chekhov's Gun: That large Argoinan Heart that Charmles insisted you tramp all over the hunting grounds to find? Well, you end up giving it to Clavius after Charmles Bribes his way to victory. In the normal ending he pulls it out to show Charmles that he knew he'd been lied to; but in the TRUE ending, he uses it as proof the the Hero is a much more able and worthy heir than Charmles.
Covert Pervert - The way he gets Charmles to agree to attempt the initiation.
Stealth Insult: Delivers one to his son after Charmles presents the Argon Heart he bought at the market:
I accept this as proof of your true character.
Unexpected Successor - His brother was supposed to become king instead of him, but disappeared from Argonia, leaving him to take the throne.
What the Hell, Hero? - Starts to call out the Hero and his party when he thinks they tried to fake Charmles' rite by buying an Argon Heart, but corrects himself and apologizes profusely after learning the truth of the matter.
The keeper of the Moonshadow Land, he possess a magical harp. The party meets Ishmahri twice. The first meeting is in Ascantha, where the party leads him to King Pavan to soothe his broken heart. Ishmahri creates past images of the late Queen Sasha by playing a melody on his harp. The second time involves him useing his powers to restore an old ship to seaworthy condition.
The Force: Ishmahri's conection to the realm of Moonshadow, plus his powers in general.
Cash and Carrie Golding
The adopted twins of the late Mr. Golding, who established a fantastic casino and left them quibbling about which of them gets to run it now that he's passed on. To settle the score, they have to run a little test... one they both need help with.
Empyrea is referred to as the Godbird. She has the power to travel between worlds. The demon Gemon held her egg hostage at the top of Godbird's Eyrie. The hero's try to recover it for her, but Gemon sacrificed himself to destroy the egg. Empyrea's child, who died before birth, appeared as a spirit before the heroes, and the pair decide to aid them in their quest.