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"Offer a wish?" It sounds kind of strange. It's normally a "prayer" that we offer, right? Yeah, I'm sure no reward will be returned. —I'm sure the only result will be that the day star will discover... my small, stupid wish... And... the day star will laugh at me.
The main protagonist. Clain is young boy who admires antiques and is estranged from his parents, who watch over him in their doppel avatars but are physically in other places entirely. He meets a temple priestess named Phryne, and it is this chance encounter that leads him to learn about the secret of the Fractale System.
When he first meets Phryne, he instinctively wants to help her, and she is probably the first, real human he's seen in a while since most humans use doppels. He is obviously attracted to Phryne and seems to have developed feelings for her, but it really kicks in when he is only concerned about Phryne during the temple's attack on Granites Village, and he chooses to rescue Phryne, leaving Nessa behind when she refuses to follow him in Episode 4.
The same goes for Phryne's clone in Episode 8. He's not really interested in her, preferring to rescue "his" special Phryne, but after getting to know Phryne's clone, he decides that she's special to him too and refuses to let her die when she's been labeled an expendable clone.
The Eeyore: Was initially pessimistic in earlier episodes.
Locked Out of the Loop: He is left out of the loop by Phryne, who leaves him in Episode 1 without so much as a word or farewell. When she tries to pull this a second time in Episode 4, he's had enough of being a pushover and calls her out on it.
Oblivious to Love: When Enri tries to confess to him, he thinks she just has to go to the bathroom and she punches him in the face.
Parental Abandonment: He lives with his doppel parents, but his biological parents are really traveling the world without him under the excuse that it would show a lack of trust if they stayed with him.
A mysterious priestess being pursued by both the temple and Lost Millennium, Phryne is rescued by Clain. However, she leaves Clain shortly after, leaving behind a brooch to "protect" him. Phryne is said to be "the key to the world" and is the "daughter" (likely in a successor sense) of the Archpriestess Moeran.
Barrier Maiden: As her status as the "key of the world." It turns out that she is half of the "key"—the body—while Nessa is the other half—the mind. When they become one, they can become the "key" that can restore the Fractale System.
Woman in Black: In her original character design, her temple priestess clothing was black instead of blue. Subverted in that her personality is neither dangerous nor menacing.
Cloning Blues: Initially inverted when she reacts devastatingly at seeing the clones of herself that have been labeled "useless" getting destroyed. However, in a conversation between Barrot and Moeran in Episode 9, Barrot states that Phryne is "No. 152589," indicating that she is a Phryne clone as well.
Defrosting Ice Queen/Ice Queen: Zigzags between these two. She was already a defrosted ice queen in Episode 1 after bonding with Clain, but from the looks of Episodes 3 and 4, she seems to have regressed into an ice queen. By Episode 5, she's a defrosted ice queen again.
Godiva Hair: For a bit when she needs help applying medicine to an injury on her back in Episode 1.
Green-Eyed Monster: She reveals in Episode 5 that it was painful for her to see the doppel Nessa because she felt Nessa was more important to the temple than she is, and the reason she took the brooch containing Nessa was to "end things."
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: An interesting variant. In Episode 9, Phryne leaves while Clain and Nessa are asleep in an attempt to stop Moeran and Barrot while wanting Clain and Nessa—who she feels is more of the person she was—to stay together.
Meaningful Name: Phryne means "a demand for one's arbitrary condition" or "toad" in Greek and is also the name of a famous courtesan in Ancient Greece. It's ironic to say the least that while she is strong-willed and stubborn as the first meaning of her name suggests, she is implied to be a virgin.
Messianic Archetype: She eventually develops into this role, not just because of her status as the "key" and the world's beloved maiden. She leaves Clain and Nessa in order to negotiate with the temple instead of constant conflict and in order to protect Clain, Nessa, and Lost Millennium while trying to free the world from the Fractale System so people can think for themselves for once. She even decides to save Moeran as well when Moeran reveals that she has envied Phryne for being loved by the world when she is not.
The Runaway: Her running away from the temple (and taking the brooch containing Nessa along with her) drives the plot of the story, as Phryne is pursued by both the temple priests/priestesses and Lost Millennium because of her status as the "key."
Tomboy: In Clain's opinion. And he's not entirely wrong since she lacks modesty and strips whenever she pleases, and Clain and Phryne have a childish running race up a hill for no apparent reason in Episode 6. Even Barrot thinks so, having referred to Phryne as "my sweet tomboy" in Episode 7.
Nessa is a happy-go-lucky female doppel who appeared from Phryne's brooch. Clain initially assumes she is Phryne's doppel, although Nessa has no memories of Phryne, and she can be physically touched—a rarity in doppels. Nessa "loves" love and "hates" hate.
Clingy Jealous Girl: In Episode 4, she takes an instant disliking to Phryne after she slaps Clain. She gets over it in Episode 5.
Nessa: Clain! You're thinking of Phryne, aren't you?!
Clain: Huh...? Well...
Nessa: Don't think about Phryne! [glomps] Think only about Nessa! Nessa, Nessa, Nessa, Nessa!
Comically Missing the Point/Innocent Inaccurate: She often misunderstands situations out of her naivety and innocence. When the temple's airship attacks Granites Village in Episode 4, she sees it and is in awe by how pretty all the "flickering lights" are.
Green-Eyed Monster: She is jealous because, as a doppel, she cannot experience things like humans can, such as the taste of food. She also got quite clingy and jealous over Clain whenever Phryne is involved in Episode 4. She gets over it in Episode 5.
Laser-Guided Amnesia: Clain assumes that she is Phryne's doppel, but she has no recollection of Phryne. In Episode 3, Nessa appears to be the doppel of an actual priestess at the Star Festival, who calls Phryne "nee-sama." However, Episode 8 reveals that the priestess "Nessa" is one of many clones of Phryne from her childhood. Episode 9 has Phryne tell Clain that Nessa and she are two halves of the "key"—Nessa as the mind and Phryne as the body to host it—and when they are one, they will be able to restore the Fractale System.
A rebel group consisting of humans who desire to liberate mankind from the Fractale System and resume a natural way of life without its influence or relying on doppels—growing their own crops, teaching their children without using data, and resorting to regular medical aid without the Fractale System's more advanced medicines. The Granites family is one a part of the many factions of the organization. They are considered "terrorists" by those who follow under the Fractale System.
Arcadia: Lost Millenium, who have chosen to live without the Fractale System to achieve "true freedom" without the Fractale System's seeming utopia: their advanced medical, their easy way of life, and especially their brainwashing.
Tsundere: Is tsun-tsun towards Clain and Nessa, but is dere-dere towards Sunda and the rest of the members of Lost Millennium. She later plays this straight in regards to Clain.
"In this world... whether it's working or even working your body, doppels take care of everything that's troubling for you. But... the things that you experience for yourself are far more shocking. Isn't that right, boy?"
Enri's older brother and the leader of the Granites faction of Lost Millennium, Sunda and the rest of the L.M.s have chosen to live their lives without relying on the Fractale System. He wants the Fractale System to collapse.
Would Hit a Girl: Shoots elderly temple priestesses and later knocks Phryne out to kidnap her.
Priests and priestesses who reside in the temple and follow the Fractale System, a seeming religious-like utopia that began in the 22nd century to create a comfortable and orderly life for mankind. Their leader is the Archpriestess Moeran. They seek the return of their fellow priestess Phryne, Moeran's daughter (likely in a successor sense) and the "the key to the world."
A temple high priest who attempts to bring Phryne back to the temple. He acts in a somewhat childish manner.In Episode 8, Phryne calls Barrot "Father/Oto-sama" and later reveals to Clain that Barrot was the one who raised her to be the "key." He is the developer of all the Phryne clones.
In Episode 8, Barrot takes Phryne to a temple underground base instead of the temple so he can be alone with her, glomping her by the stomach and smelling her. When learning that Clain is "precious" to Phryne, he is determined to check if she is still"qualified" to be the "key" or not.
Reuniting with Phryne in front of Clain and Nessa in Episode 10, Barrot embraces Phryne and licks her cheek, claiming that Clain has to know that Phryne and he are "bound by abundant love."
Pervert Dad: Barrot is not Phryne's biological father, but it still comes off as this, especially since he is the one who raised Phryne, calls himself "Daddy/Papa" around her, and goes so far as to check if she's still a virgin. It gets worse when Moeran makes an off-hand comment about Barrot sucking the life and love out of all the Phryne clones, and Phryne mentioning that Barrot has "defiled" them all numerous times.
Cloning Blues: She is envious towards Phryne—a fellow clone—because she was chosen as the world's beloved maiden, and she blames the world for making her the way she is and wants to make everyone just as miserable as she is.
Driven by Envy/The Resenter: Episode 10 reveals that she has envied Phryne for being the world's beloved maiden and having something to love and someone to protect, which she herself—in spite of being a Phryne clone as well—is unloved and yet must to protect the world. And she says this all while choking Phryne.
Evil Matriarch: Subverted. She is not Phryne's mother and expresses concern and regret towards Phryne in Episode 9, possibly because she is herself a Phryne clone as well—No. 141923.
Revenge: Her apparent revenge towards the world is to restart the Fractale System over and over again with people dying without realizing the happiness of being alive or what is important to them so they will feel exactly the same way she does.
Single Tear: Moeran sheds a single tear before asking Phryne come closer to her and allows Phryne to rest on her lap. Then she proceeds to choke her.