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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Daniel VinyardThe 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.
A lifelong friend of Daniel and Jovian and a Colonel in the Kirgard military. She is usually the one who prevents Daniel and Jovian's political disagreements from ending their friendship.
One of Daniel's subordinates. She realizes that he would never commit treason and defects alongside him to Zelmony.
The ruler of Kirgard.
General of Kirgard's First Legion and head of the Kirgard military.
A general in the Kirgard military who is legendary for his brilliant strategies.
A general in the Kirgard military. He widely seen as incompetent and is said to have only gotten his position because he is related to the royal family.
- Anticlimax Boss: He's no match for Daniel in a one-on-one duel.
- 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.
- Casting a Shadow
- Death Seeker: He engages Daniel in a duel despite knowing that he doesn't have a chance of winning.
- Duel Boss: You fight him using only Daniel.
- Et Tu, Brute?
- The Mole: He's been working for Almenga since before the start of the game. He's the one who framed Daniel for the massacre at Kelsinger Pass.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: It is possible that his "incompetence" is more of a case of having the misfortune to compete with Eander, Keyser, and Jovian.
A colonel in the Kirgard military serving under General Keyser. He really REALLY does not like Daniel.
An engineer in the Kirgard military.
An idealistic knight living in Trarcia
Sef's best friend, who was seduced by the dark powers offered by Shin.
Trevor and Sick
The Kirgard Commandos. They have gone from horrible training that has made them very strong, but has also driven them mad. They quickly develop a hatred for Daniel.
Zelmony State Union
The Chancellor of Zelmony and the hero who united the five states into the State Union.
The Captain of the Matrech Knights and the head of the Zelmony military.
A very loyal subordinate of Erin
A genius strategist and a retired Major in the Zelmony military.
A priest in Cento Temple.
An item salesman living in Grunthall.
A subordinate of Chancellor Ryan, Carson's main role is to switch out party members.
A musician living in Madrigal.
A soldier serving in Mayfall and one of Daniel's first recruits.
A researcher from Faraday.
A scientist from Amen Corner
A darkness-loving girl living in Matrech
A farmer living in Sibet.
A thief living in Amen Corner and a friend of Col.
A gambler living in Ansee
Johnny's beloved dog.
An explorer seeking the lost city of Avalon
The headmaster of Faraday University. She is technically Oishin's co-governor, but she has no interest in politics. She is also Nomad's sister.
A reporter living in Blackwater.
A colonel in the Mayfall army.
A retired mage in the Zelmony army.
A ranger who protects the Mayfall Forest.
A senile old man who runs Elysium Castle's inn.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Comes with the senility.
- 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.
- Shock and Awe
A young sailor.
- Making a Splash: As befits someone who lives her life on the sea.
- Pirate: She's not one herself, but her grandfather was one and she has the accent.
An amnesiac blacksmith travelling the world in order to regain his former proficiency.
The mayor of Blackwater and an old friend of Bast's.
A musician performing in Credence.
Teej's girlfriend, a stripperiffic
- Dumb Blond: Double subverted. She dumps Teej to become a student, but drops out of school because she finds it boring.
An artist living in Faraday
A woman with a love of numbers living in Mayfall.
The governor of Matrech. He strongly distrusts Daniel.
The governor of Mayfall.
The corrupt governor of Highland.
The high priest of Cento Temple and the governor of Oishin.
Almenga Empire (Some unmarked spoilers)
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.
- Archnemesis Dad
- Big Bad
- Cryptic Conversation: Frequently, with Brunhild.
- Death Equals Redemption: In his last moments, he apologizes to Daniel for being such a horrible father and admits that he deserves his fate after all he has done.
- Karmic Death: Siefried killed his own father to end a war. Siegfried's son kills him for the exact same reason. Siegfried even lampshades it.
- The Man Behind the Man: He had Daniel framed for the Kelsinger Pass incident to force Daniel to leave Kirgard so he could unite the world under his own banner.
- Self-Made Orphan
- Unexpected Successor: He was born when his father was sixteen. That, coupled with Siegfried's illness, made his succession to the Imperial throne unthinkable until he assassinated his father.
- Visionary Villain
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The man murdered his own father to end a war. He also wants to bring an end to war for good and is willing to summon the Hand of Fate in order to do so.
- Younger Than They Look: His illness makes him look older than he actually is.
The enigmatic Supreme Commander of the Almega military. She and Daniel used to know each other, but Daniel has somehow forgotten his memories of her.
The Supreme Commander of Almenga under Emperor Sigmund. After Siegfried took power, she was replaced by Brunhild and demoted to general.
An Almengan general.
An Almengan general known for his brutality.
The Caretakers are a terrorist organization fighting against Cento Temple. Their exact goals are unknown.
The leader of the Caretakers. An enigmatic woman who loves causing chaos.
A knight who has joined the Caretakers to satisfy his lust for battle.
A mage who joined the Caretakers to get revenge on Deus.
A mage who joined the Caretakers to show off his skills.
A elf mage living in Alfheim. Also an old friend of Chancellor Ryan. He has a hidden agenda of secretly observing and guiding Daniel, since he can feel that there's something special about him.
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.
- Anti-Hero: Type III. He's an unrepentant asshole, never shares information that he damn well knows would help Daniel, has absolutely no restrictions when it comes to doing what he feels has to be done, and basically has no redeeming qualities other than the fact that he just-so-happens to be on your side.
- Casting a Shadow
- Figure It Out Yourself: His main reaction to more or less everything.
- 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.
- Perpetual Frowner
- The Quiet One
- 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.
- Simple Staff
- Stealth Trickster Mentor: He combines the worst aspects of both... which is one of the reasons why Daniel gets so frustrated with him.
- Squishy Wizard
- The Stoic
- Talking the Monster to Death: Almost literally. See "Manipulative Bastard" for the full details.
- The Unreveal: If you defeat his Shadow, the real Yan Angwa convinces it not to give any information on their backstory.
The leader of the Highland rebellion.
A ninja who believes that Daniel killed his sister in Kelsinger Pass.
The leader of the Shadow Clan, and the one who kidnapped Gilbert.
The head of Rorschach's ninja clan.
A member of Rorschach's ninja clan.
A demon hunter from Cayeska
A druid from Oishin Forest.
A paladin encountered in Valduz, who wants to defeat the dragon which was terrorizing the town. Secretly a dragon himself.
A mage seeking to revive the dead.
- Casting a Shadow
- Crippling Overspecialization: He has awesome magic-related stats (including the highest magic stat in the game), but his other stats are all poor.
- Plagiarism: As a twist on the "wise mage using ancient knowledge" trope, he's claiming the information from an ancient necromancy book as the product of his own research.
A skeleton who was raised from the dead.
An elf who wants to explore the world.
A man on the run from the mysterious Brotherhood.
A woman living in Blackwater who hates war.
Klaus von Lichtenheim
A talking cat.
A priest from Rocaine, who has come to Zelmony to hunt the vampire Vanrushal.
"All vampires play the organ! And if all vampires play the organ, then one who plays the organ is most likely a vampire!"
An arrogant mage looking to open a magic shop.
A treasure hunter and an old friend of Stromgaard.
A "legitimate businessman" operating out of Jargo.
- 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.
- Playing with Fire
A water spirit.
An emissary from Gojistan, a small country looking for allies.
A mercenary in the employ of the Highland rebels.
A "feminist" living in Bayside.
A conman operating out of Jargo.
A martial artist who believes that size is the key to victory.
A mysterious being with control over the powers of darkness and an unsettling effect on those near him.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: In-universe. Nobody is quite sure just what Shin is, which leads to Sef seeing him as the local equivalent of Satan and Daniel seeing him as some sort of Eldritch Abomination. The true answer is never revealed.
- Black Eyes of Evil
- An Axe to Grind / Blade on a Stick: His weapon appear to be some kind of halberd. It looks like a "bird on a stick" though.
- Black Eyes of Evil
- Casting a Shadow
- Dark Is Evil
- The Dark Side: He's connected to it, somehow... Maybe it's better that we don't know the details.
- Deal with the Devil: He is apparently capable of offering these to willing souls.
- Diabolus Ex Machina: There is no explanation, no information, or even a one-off bit of dialogue that explains what manner of creature Shin is. He simply exists to horrify everything around him.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold
- Glass Cannon: In terms of physical defence but he's a surprisingly good magical tank.
- Humanoid Abomination: He technically looks like a human being. Specifically, a pale-skinned corpse. With Black Eyes of Evil. He is most definitely NOT one, though.
- Mage Killer: His stats lean towards this.
- 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.
- The Quiet One: Don't expect much out of him other than "Hmm."
- Uncanny Valley: In-universe, Meiko regards him as looking too inhuman to hold a proper interview with. This is one of the many reasons why she just breaks down in front of him.
- His character sprite also seems to have been designed with this in mind, as his attack motion is very stiff and rigid. Almost as if he's not comfortable in a human body...
A reclusive warrior training in a bizarre style.
The leader of the mountain people's rebellion in northern Kirgard.
A martial artist who believes that speed is the key to victory.
A powerful demon. He was the one who possessed the Commandos.
The vampire that Luther is chasing. May or may not actually be evil.
The Hand of Fate (MASSIVE SPOILERS)
The Hand of Fate
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.
- Because Destiny Says So / Immune to Fate / Screw Destiny: One of the perks of being possessed by the Hand is that it effectively allows you to reshape fate however you wish. However, even this isn't enough to save it from a beatdown at Daniel's hands during the Final Boss battle.
- Blank White Eyes: When possessing Daniel.
- 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.
- Enemy Within
- Enemy Without: It possesses Brunhild during the final battle, turning it into this.
- Final Boss
- Leitmotif: "Hand" which is actually "The One Who Is Torn Apart" from ''Xenogears.
- Light Is Not Good
- 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.
- Nightmare Face: When possessing Daniel... and Brunhild.
- Slasher Smile
- Stealth Pun: During the final battle, the Hand of Fate is accompanied by five elemental monsters called "Fingers". *Groan*.
- Split Personality: Manifests as this in Daniel.
- 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.