Characters appearing in Exit Fate. Because a lot of defecting happens in the game, characters are listed by the nation they belong to in the beginning of the game.
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The Hero. A colonel in the Kirgard military, Daniel is known for his distaste for war and is openly opposed to Kirgard's invasion of Zelmony. After suddenly being accused of treason, he defects to Zelmony to stop the war.
Daniel's lifelong friend and a recently promoted general in the Kirgard military. Unlike Daniel, Jovian supports the war with Zelmony, albeit only because he believes that Zelmony and Kirgard will keep fighting one another unless one completely conquers the other.
Eyes Always Shut: To the point where some fans assume she's blind. Even the younger version of her in flashbacks has her eyes closed. The only exception are one cutscene, where she opens her eyes at least on her sprite, and some sketches of Character Portraits with distinct emotions.
Buttmonkey: The other generals insult him openly and when he can hear them. This is eventually deconstructed when it is revealed the he defected to Almenga because he was sick of being treated so horribly.
Parody: Trevor's insistence on carrying a sword that is far to large for him to adequately use (and even lampshaded as such) is a pretty blatant pisstake of JRPG heroes like Cloud Strife, who wield impractically large swords. It ties into him being a villainous Joke Character, though. Later on this gets turned right back around when he becomes a demon who can wield it in a ridiculously effective fashion.
That One Boss: In-universe. After they become demons, nobody treats them like a joke and they are regarded as the most dangerous threat to the world - even more so than the Big Bad - as a result of their complete insanity.
Defector from Decadence: After Ljusalf convinces him that Zelmony has become hobbled by corrupt and paranoid governors who do not have the best interests of their people in mind, he defects to Elysium.
A Lighter Shade of Grey: She is clearly more trustworthy than the others in power, aside from Ryan, but she still insists on seeing the entire area as Zelomony, rather than accepting things will have to change if the states are to survive.
Glass Cannon: He may look very odd and hammy, But he is the second strongest character in the game, his regular attacks dealing out great amounts of damage. He doesn't have much in the way of defense, even with armor, so he's rather squishy.
Joke Character: He has horrible stats, with the exception of his MP+, which is the best in the game. He makes a passable mage at higher levels, but there are still many characters who are better than him.
The Emperor of Almenga. During the war with Kirgard, he assassinated his own father, Emperor Sigmund, to become Emperor himself. After doing so, he ended the war with Kirgard and began an era of Almegan isolationism.
Face Heel Door Slam: After Tarlia makes her realize that something is wrong with Siegfried's actions, it looks like she is going to defect. Learning that her beloved Siegfried was murdered by Daniel puts a stop to that, and she gets killed in the final dungeon.
A mysterious mage who joins Elysium for reasons he refuses to give.
All There in the Manual: His backstory is only revealed in "The Wanderer" a short comic that SCF made as a reward for a goon for finishing a Let's Play of Exit Fate. He once sought the power of demons and was responsible for the death of Clint's mentor.
Manipulative Bastard: He'd be a Guile Hero, but he's really not that heroic. Anyway, this part of his personality becomes especially clear when, he discovers that the most powerful demon soldiers are the ones with the most confidence. So, what does he do? He makes up a fake exorcism ritual that tricks Demon Trevor and Sick into believing that they will lose their power.
OOC Is Serious Business: He actually starts to provide helpful information once demons start to come into the picture. Daniel notes how odd it is for him to do so.
The Scrappy: An in-universe example. He's such a complete arsehole that even Daniel rages at him on more than a few occasions and he seems to be the only person in the army without any real friends, relationship levels aside.
Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Also in-universe. After Nashal sheds some light that the Yan Angwa are a group that he's probably not part of and the man finally starts to communicate with the others by putting into motion his plan for dealing with the demons, Daniel seems a lot more tolerant of him. Although, as The Wanderer shows, they're still far from friends.
Late Character Syndrome: Averted. He's one of the last characters you recruit, but his fighting power, coolness and the effort spent recruiting him are likely to net him a spot in your main party anyway.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear: Temporarily, but it takes so long until you re-recruit him that the armour you left him with will have become completely useless. Oh, and he left just before a non-existant climactic boss fight, so he's likely to "steal" good equipment.
Flat Character: Subverted. His interview makes him seem like a boring guy who doesn't have anything in his life beyond fighting. Outsider's interview, however, reveals that he does have a story (albeit one he won't tell). Specifically, he's a former miner that Outsider trained to defend himself during an uprising.
Nightmare Fuel: In-universe, Meiko regards him as this. He's so utterly horrifying that she can't actually conduct her interview and just breaks down in a nervous panic.
Satan: Sef's recruitment path very much portrays him as the equivalent in Exit Fate's world, as he is an evil, corrupting force that tempts Soth to The Dark Side with an allure of power. The fact that we get nothing denying that this is the case makes him all the worse.
Defeat Means Friendship: Subverted. Daniel tries to invoke this regarding him after it worked out numerous times, but he refuses.
Downplayed Trope, anyway. It's clear he bears no wishes to be a friend of Daniel, but he seems downright pleasant to him when visited in person and doesn't mind him returning to visit. they may not be friends or allies, but they are on no bad grounds.
A demon with the power to manipulate the fate of its host. Siegfried summoned the Hand into his unborn son, Daniel, killing his wife, Sigrid, in the process, so Daniel would have the power to conquer the world and put an end to war.
A God Am I: A variation. It already possesses godlike power. Most of its character arc, if one can call it that, is spent trying to figure out what it plans to do with it.
Blue and Orange Morality: Being a demonic spirit, if the Hand has any kind of morality then it is completely and utterly unknowable to mortal minds.
Eldritch Abomination: Like all spirits, the Hand's true nature is unknown. While nobody knows whether said spirits are the souls of the dead, demonic entities or something else entirely. However, the Hand takes the cake for being something so great and terrible it surpasses most of, if not all, the spirits in terms of its power.
Elemental Powers: Its main one is Light The Way. However, when it combines with Brunhild and Sigrid's spirit, it gains the ability to summon "Fingers" of each element.
Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Subjectively speaking, given how high the fantasy is in Exit Fate. Siegfried isn't sure whether the Hand is actually a higher power or whether it's just a very powerful demonic spirit.
Take Over the World: The Hand's goal is to bring the world under a single, united order... specifically, its own. However, since this was originally Siegfried's plan, it isn't clear whether the Hand is just fulfilling the terms of their contract or whether it's pursuing its own agenda.
Utopia Justifies the Means: It answered Siegfried's call to create a world without war by possessing Daniel and leading him to subtly take over Kirgard, Zelmony and finally Almega. Once Daniel casts him out, it possesses Brunhild in order to do the exact same thing on a global scale.