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Kat/Queen Alua

Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi

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An amnesiac young girl who wakes up with no memories as she falls to Hekseville. There, she meets Dusty, a strange black cat that gives her gravity-shifting powers.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her spy costume features this, which is lampshaded shortly after it's acquired. Which is funny considering her A-Cup Angst.
    #1 Fan: Wait 'til I tell my friends I saw the Gravity Queen, and so much of the Gravity Queen!
  • Action Girl: She improves her Gravity abilities to become this.
  • A-Cup Angst: Kat tends to wince at offhand remarks about her less than impressive bust.
  • Adorkable: Her personality in a nutshell. Cute, clumsy, endearing, and incapable of saying no to someone in need. To say nothing of her reaction once she puts her home together... in the sewers.
  • After-Action Healing Drama: In the sequel. Kat is beaten up so badly during her first fight with "Night Gale"/Brainwashed Raven that she gets knocked out cold. The next scene shows her unconscious with Syd by her bedside, who comments to Cecie and Lisa that the ordeal had given her a nasty concussion.
  • Ahoge: She sports one in her Sea Cat uniform, although a helmet covers part of it.
  • All-Loving Hero: She is always willing to help anyone, including those who just attacked her. Best seen with her interactions with Raven and Yunica. This is ultimately what caused her to fall from her position from Eto; the minute she found out that there were people below the city that would get consumed by the void that was making it up the world pillar, she could think of nothing but trying to find a way to save them.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's rather boy crazy in the first game, often complaining about her lack of a boyfriend in the menu screen for the story missions, and quickly develops a crush on accidental playboy Newt. Nevertheless, she loses that slight obsession to get a boyfriend in between the two games, and basically asks Aki out on a date before the final battle, to which Aki changes to just watching TV. In the sequel, after bonding with her former rival, Kat's chemistry with Raven reaches several Les Yay moments, up to and including sharing a bed after reuniting and privately admitting she had her "deepest sleep" after learning Raven was safe.
  • Amnesiac Heroine: Unlike most amnesiac protagonists, Kat moves on and is optimistic about living and protecting Hekseville, rather than looking moody and trying to piece together clues. You might forget about this cliché and it's essentially a super hero origin story.
  • And I Must Scream: Kat's fate after being tricked and frozen in the last episode. Thankfully, Syd and Cyanea free her.
  • Animal Motifs: Cats, duh. The theme also shows up in aspects of Kat's personality, such as her independent attitude, curious nature, and tendency to flee when things get a bit too intense. Crosses over with Meaningful Name.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: After joining the Snakerabbits she's quickly promoted as their leader after saving them from the Nevi. However, she'd disband the crew because they only caused trouble around the city.
    • Not so much back when she was Queen of Eto, seeing as she had no Guardian and got thrown over a railing by Xicero. It took her falling to Heksville before she started moving into this trope.
  • Badass Adorable: She's an absolutely cute, Adorkable girl who has gravity shift powers and can kick ass at the same time.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Does one of these during the Gravity Rush: Overture OVA.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In 2, you can wear the "Dark Angel" and "Kali Angel" outfits and this happens.
  • Big Eater: Not as bad as Raven, but the Overture anime shows she can really pack it in.
  • Braids of Action: Once Kat switches over to her Sea Cat outfit, she uses these.
  • Brought Down to Badass: She either has her shifting powers severely weakened or loses them outright at various points in the game due to people messing with Dusty, but she can still kill Nevi with her own strength.
  • The Cape: Mainly, her job is to help the others around Hekseville while the city is being torn apart.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Kat can never resist the opportunity to help someone. Even someone as low as a Dirty Old Man who wants to see pictures of beautiful women before he passes on. The same was true of Queen Alua, much as her subjects and advisors were against it.
  • Combat Stilettos
  • Combat Pragmatist: She can use the environment along with her Stasis Field to grab trash and throw it at the Nevi.
  • Cute Bruiser: Don't her adorable personality and beautiful looks fool you as she is a Gravity Master.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She'll fall. A lot. Even in some cutscenes.
  • The Cutie: Beautiful, is very Adorkable, and ridiculously sweet? Check, check, and check.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: Downplayed. She seems to be more graceful with her gravity powers while in cutscenes compared to gameplay, where the player can find themselves flying out of control and making rough landings.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: With Red Eyes to boot.
  • Dash Attack: Both her Gravity Kick and Spiraling Claw count.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was called the "fallen queen" due to being the only member of the royal family with no guardian of her own. Things only got worse when she attempted to warn the people of Hekseville about the rising sea of darkness threatening to destroy them, which caused her to be usurped and left for dead by one of her own advisers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite her cute appearance, Kat gets her snark on constantly at the nonsense surrounding her, mostly to herself or to Syd. One notable moment came during the anime Overture, when Syd insists he's the brain since he can't be the brawn. "Right now, you're neither," Kat dryly remarks.
  • Diving Kick: Obviously, Gravity Kick is this, but you can choose where to dive from.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Poor girl seldom ever gets any credit for her heroics. By the second game, hardly anyone in Hekseville even recognizes her.
  • Extremity Extremist: Fights almost exclusively with kicks in the first game, barring the final unlockable attack in her ground combo which is a palm strike. Averted in the sequel, where she can fight exclusively with punches and palm strikes while in Jupiter Mode.
  • Fatal Flaw: Two-fold, vanity and naivety. She's a bit gullible, and pair that up with an interest in becoming, say, a movie star in a side quest, or flatter her by saying she's cute, and she'll do whatever you want no matter how much it may inconvenience her. This is usually played for humor than drama, but it's a constant theme of hers to get wrapped up in a side quest she wouldn't normally do otherwise.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energetic most of the time.
  • Given Name Reveal: The Shining Girl reveals Kat's true name to be Alua.
  • Glowing Eyes: Green ones whenever she shifts gravity.
  • Growling Gut: Mostly due to hunger, but this happens to her twice at the beginning of 2 and once in Gravity Rush Overture.
  • Gravity Master: Her main ability, and what her moves are designed around.
  • Ground Pound: Her Quick Kick and Aerial Quick Kick (both Down+Square as usual).
    • The Jupiter style's Surge Kick takes this even further when fully charged, creating a large explosion when it hits a surface.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's has light-blonde hair and is very sweet.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She uses her power to create a singularity within the gravity storm below to stop it from destroying the World Pillar at the cost of being trapped there herself. Though it's hinted at the end she had grown strong enough to not be trapped in her own singularity and returns a year later Hekseville time, similar to when she shortly visited the sea of darkness in the first game.
  • Highly Conspicuous Uniform: Her Sea Cat uniform: Its normal color is pink.
  • Homeless Hero: She lives in a pipe in the sewers. Her situation isn't much better in the sequel, where she's stuck sleeping in the coop with all the ducks at Banga.
  • Idle Animation: When she's home, she'll rest in her bed doing different animations.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Subverted. She has no idea why she's been given her powers and she entertains the fantasy of being a normal high-school girl with a normal boyfriend, but she otherwise doesn't complain about her powers and chooses to go on saving the day without really worrying too much about it.
  • Kiai: Her attacks are accompanied by lots of shouting.
  • Kick Chick: Her non-gravity-based attacks are simply kicks, though in her longer combo chains she adds in a few punches and a palmstrike.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She gets to put on an elegant jazz-singer dress in the sequel, and is just as deadly as ever.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Most of her on-screen actions have her interacting with Dusty.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: The only thing she remembers at the beginning of the game was that "there was another way."
  • Lightning Bruiser: Fast, strong, durable, and incredibly agile even without her shifting powers. In the sequel, she can become somewhat of a Mighty Glacier via "Jupiter Mode", sacrificing some of her speed for even more power.
  • Leotard of Power: The main costume.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Her thoughts of the world show her snarkiest side.
  • Logical Weakness: All of Kat's gravity powers and immunity from gravitational forces come from Dusty. So if Dusty gets sick or leaves for whatever reason, Kat is suddenly just a girl who can kick really hard. This comes into play during several missions in the first game and she's nearly captured by the Heksville military when they catch Dusty and freeze her. The second game starts with Kat separated from Dusty due to a gravity storm, and shows that she has to use special protective gear to go into the Rifts.
  • Made of Iron: Kat's powers are not of her own, they're a result of Dusty, so she herself is relatively normal. In spite of that, Kat can fall from extremely great heights without taking any damage at all; and it takes multiple hits from Nevi opponents to cut into her health meter significantly. She can even walk on lava as long as she doesn't do it for too long.
  • Magic Skirt: Thoroughly averted for her outfits that have one, though she's wearing tights underneath.
  • Mascot: Of the PlayStation Vita.
  • Military Superhero: Her Sea Cat uniform is from when she actually enlisted in her original game (in a DLC storyline), though she ends up leaving it shortly after.
  • Mind over Matter: Stasis Field, but unlike certain gravity guns it averts Tractor Beam: instead, it works in a certain radius.
  • Meido: One of the other alternate costumes she has.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Ever since her default outfit is shown. And in the sequel, to a long extent.
    • Kat wears things like maid uniforms and spy outfits and feels the need to lounge and stretch out on her bed whenever you return home. It's also shown numerous times throughout the game that she sleeps in the nude, and there's a few times where she's wearing nothing but a Modesty Towel...which falls off in one scene, giving Syd a nice view.
    • In the first game, you can touch Kat inappropriately using the Vita touch screen (or DualShock 4 touchpad) for no reason other than to make her react uncomfortably.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: An unusually strong yet petite teenage girl who can inexplicably kick Eldritch Abominations to death and send people flying with her attacks.
  • Mysterious Past: For the majority of the first game, nothing is made clear about Kat's past aside from being a form of royalty from wherever she came from. The second game reveals she was in fact a queen of the kingdom at the top of the World Pillar but literally fell from grace due to an assassination attempt, resulting in her achieving her own guardian but losing her memory.
  • Nice Girl: Even with no memories of who she was in her past life, she immediately uses her powers to become a hero when she first awakens and generally goes out of her way to help anyone who asks.
    • Turns out she was like this before she lost her memory as well. This got her in trouble with the people of Eto, who didn't want her to help the people below her kingdom.
  • No Name Given: Until Syd names her Kat. Until her Given Name Reveal in the sequel is Queen Aula.
  • Not Quite Flight: While it might look like she can fly, technically she is just changing or "Shifting" how gravity works on her. she is just falling up or sideways and changing how much gravity is pulling on her to control the speed. Anyone Unlucky enough to be around her when she does this will feel the same pull.
  • One Woman Army: Her gravity-shifting abilities make it easy for Kat to take on scores of Mooks without any problems. But even without them, she's still very formidable, as demonstrated in one side quest where she takes on a hundred of Fi's students using only her basic kicks and still wins.
  • Perpetual Poverty: She spends both games homeless and flat broke. And whenever it looks like she's about to be compensated for her services, something always happens to ensure she doesn't get her pay. The one time she actually got a paycheck, Kat gave it all to a young girl so she could buy medicine for her sick mother.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite wandering around a city she knows nothing about, her home being a large pipe in the lower levels of the city, the city being in constant danger from Nevi attacks and gravity storms and the fact that she doesn't even remember her own name, Kat is still a friendly, energetic girl who somehow maintains a positive outlook.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Both her schoolgirl and Meido outfits.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. She's probably the nicest character in the series, but mind you she can get dangerous whenever someone is harmed.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Raven's Blue. Color-Coded for Your Convenience.
  • Repressed Memories: Hinted at in the first and confirmed in the second. It turns out that Kat abandoned her own memories as she fell because of the trauma of failing to help Hekseville and seeing Syd die for her sake.
  • Reverse Shrapnel: The main point of the Stasis Field.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: In her past life when she was Alua, Queen of Eto. She was actually trying to save people, but got blocked by the Eto Council.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears on as part of her main costume. Actually serves as a gameplay aid, as it will always point to the true "down" regardless of where the player is standing so you can reorient yourself. Even if her current outfit doesn't have a scarf, there's always something (hair or clothing) to let you do the same thing.
  • She's Got Legs: And she knows how to use them.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She was no means unattractive, but whenever choosing a special outfit for her, she definitely turns out even more good-looking.
    • For example, in 2 shows Kat in a red evening dress and with her hair done up, singing marvelously on a stage. And then there's her outfit as Queen of Eto.
  • Slide Attack: Gravity Slide: Running into an enemy with it will cause Kat to give them a fierce kick.
  • Spy Catsuit: She can wear one as an alt-costume.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She savagely rips apart Yunica's insistence on unceasingly following orders, practically accusing her of being a mindless drone in service of a police state and an Obviously Evil dictator. Yunica doesn't take it too well, but can't really argue with Kat's logic.
  • Transformation Sequence: Her Coup de Grâce Cutscene involve this trope.
  • Turns Red: Her skin whenever she uses her powers.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: The last special attack she earns is this.
  • Vague Age: Well, she would appear to be a teenager and she certainly acts like one, but due to her Mysterious Past it's impossible to know how old she really is. She does mention she can't drink, putting her age below 20 at least.
  • Volcanic Veins: Whenever she uses her gravity shifting powers, she gets glowing red veins in her arms, legs and face.
  • Wall Crawl: More like defying gravity to walk along surfaces.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Kat is often played up as the face of the Vita, and Sony makes sure to let her appear in plenty of Vita titles. Along with the aforementioned playable appearance in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale, she can be seen here playable in Ragnarok Odyssey Ace along with Alias (and the Sorcerer from Soul Sacrifice). Following in the footsteps of Sweet Tooth, Ratchet, and Kratos, she was made a playable golfer in Hot Shots Golf 6/World Invitation as well as a Sack costume in LittleBigPlanet (in line with other mascots like the Pipo Monkeys, the Patapon, and the LocoRoco). Kat, Raven, and Yunica were added as summonable spirits in the free-to-play Vita game Destiny of Spirits, and finally, Kat along with Yunica, Gade, Alias, and Raven are playable Cocoroids in the Japan-only dungeon brawler Picotto Knights (a game whose servers have since been shut down).
  • Wreaking Havok: In the sequel, Kat's new Stasis Field ability lets her pick up environmental pieces and chuck them at enemies to deal damage.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: See Unrealistic Black Hole.

Raven/Sachya

Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita

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Another woman who can shift gravity. However, she has a crow named Xii, instead of a cat.

  • Action Girl: A strong shifter, but she relies on skill more than raw strength like Kat.
  • Always Someone Better: Zigzagged in regards to Kat. One on the hand, she knows a few tricks that Kat doesn't, such as being able to generate her own stasis field projectiles instead of needing nearby objects to manipulate, and during one Side Quest in the second game, she upstages Kat in both gem mining and Nevi hunting without even really trying. On the other hand though, whenever the two have actually fought (barring their first fight when Kat was still a novice and Raven attacked without warning), Kat has handily beaten Raven without fail.
  • Ambiguously Lesbian: There's a lot of subtext between Raven and Kat in the sequel. Once they reunite, Raven, herself a changed person since she last met Kat, shows a particular fondness for Kat that borders on, if not outright becomes Ship Tease. She shares a bed with Kat, snuggles up to her, and admits she missed having her around in Episode 7. In a side quest, Kat keeps losing to Raven in a mining competition, and Raven seeing how hard Kat was taking the whole thing, suggests a contest, winner takes all, to see who can wipe out the most Nevi. She lies about coming up one kill short. When her crow gives her a suspicious look, Raven says "What do you mean it's out of character for me? What matters is that she's smiling again. That's more important than any competition." Where this really sticks is at the very end of the game; as much as she tries to hide it, Raven took Kat's Heroic Sacrifice the hardest. Raven outright says losing Kat is like having "half of who you are torn away from you." Her utter joy at Kat's survival adds to it as well.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: After spending the entire second game as an AI-controlled ally, you finally get to play as Raven herself, twice, first against Elektricitie in Episode 24 and again in the Playable Epilogue.
  • Animal Motifs: Ravens of course. She's clever and intelligent, but also somber and aloof.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Frequently with Kat in the sequel after she's freed of the Para Lhao Garrison's brainwashing.
  • Badass Adorable: Just like Kat, she is young, beautiful, and a extremely strong Gravity Master.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit shows off her stomach quite well.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up at the last boss battle and along with Yunica helps Kat fight the Sea Anemone.
  • Big Eater: Shown to be this in the anime and it becomes a Running Gag in the sequel. The first thing she does after being broken out of her brainwashing by the Council? Dive into Lisa's meal she prepared for the whole group and eat all of it. In a side quest called "Together, So Strange," Raven suddenly and inexplicably appears as soon as Misai and Kat mention the word "food." In another side quest, Raven suddenly appears and tries to derail Kat from delivering a cake to its contractor, acting like a crazed addict and threatening the man to give the rare cake to her.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Averted in the first game, where she's The Rival to Kat, and plenty fond of pummeling the girl while she's defenseless. Is played straight in the sequel, where she is firmly an ally to Kat.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: How Kat encounters her again in the second game, having had this done to her by the Garrison of Jirga Para Lhao. Thankfully, Kat breaks the iron mask and frees her from the brainwashing.
  • Broad Strokes: She chose to erase her memory as Sachya and overwrite existence such that the bus that caused the children to fall to Boutoume never happened. But dialogue indicates many things stayed roughly the same. Kat and Raven still started off on hostile terms, they still fought to the bottom of the World Pillar, and they still had a misunderstanding at the root of their rivalry given D'Nelica's machinations. However, because of the change in history, they became allies much quicker and easier than in the previous timeline in the first game.
  • Character Development: Related to Defrosting Ice Queen, the Raven at the beginning of the original is almost a completely different character by the sequel. Starting off as a cold and ruthless antagonist, then as a begrudging ally, Raven eventually befriends Kat after getting the children out of Boutoume. In Overture, Raven is more willing to hang out and relax with Kat, but maintains her brooding and aloof demeanor, while Kat often tried cheering her up. After becoming separated for months on end, and needing to be saved by her once they reunite, Raven admits she missed Kat and was glad to see her again. From then on, Raven becomes every bit as playful, fun-loving, and humorous as her fellow Gravity Queen.
  • Combat Stilettos: Like Kat, she has no problem fighting in heels.
  • Contralto of Danger: Unlike Kat, her voice is deeper and huskier to reflect her more serious and thoughtful personality.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: The icy blue irises emphasize her cold nature. She loses the creepy and cold side once she becomes an ally to Kat.
  • Cute Bruiser: Same as Kat, don't let her beautiful looks fool you as she is also a very skilled Gravity Master.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: After managing to somehow leave Boutoume to arrive to Hekseville, she's found alone in the city, isolated from society. Then a strange crow appears, giving her gravity-shifting powers.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: A surprisingly Justified Trope. She was cold, aloof, standoffish, and abrasive to Kat because she thought Kat was endangering her kids by helping Mayor Bolsey against Alderman D'Nelica. Even after teaming up against Nushi, Raven still kept Kat at arm's length. That all changed once Kat activated the Ark and saved the children personally, in ways Raven never could. After clearing the air around their misunderstanding, Raven reconciles with Kat, and from then on, becomes much friendlier and kinder in general.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like Kat, Raven is known for her dry wit and occasional sarcasm, which she usually directs at Kat. A prime example happens when they go up the World Pillar in the sequel. Raven admits it "wouldn't have made a fun solo journey." When Kat noted "It sounds like you're happy we're traveling together," Raven playfully quips "Maybe I just got used to all your talking."
  • Deuteragonist: Her relationship with Kat plays a central role in both games, her past is intimately tied to the main plot of the first game, she's the only other playable character in the series, and just like Kat, her very nature is itself an anomaly that forces the world to react to her presence (according to the Creators themselves). This becomes even more so once Bit reveals Raven and Kat were originally meant to be the same being, but something happened and their souls were born into different people instead. She even gets her very own DLC in the sequel, and remains the single most prominently featured ally in the sequel for Kat.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: The dark hair and ivory skin give her a more mysterious and sinister vibe. It also emphasizes her as a Foil to Kat's Dark-Skinned Blonde. Similar to Creepy Blue Eyes, Raven ditches the sinister vibe after becoming an ally to Kat.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Raven seems to have gathered an enthusiastic fan club of girls who Squee! when she goes by during the time Kat is missing at the end of the sequel.
  • Good All Along: While an antagonist, and certainly ruthless at first, Raven was never truly evil, and doesn't even slip into Well-Intentioned Extremist territory either. She was just trying to save her kids from certain doom, and only went along with Alderman D'Nelica's plan, which she barely knew about, out of desperation since he promised to help her save the children. Once she sees Kat protecting her kids from the Nevi and Nushi, she immediately offers to help her fellow Gravity Shifter by getting her to lure Nushi into few traps. Once the Ark is activated and the children are saved, Raven and Kat reconcile.
  • Gravity Master: She's the only other Gravity Shifter in the series, and dialogue from the first game's prologue confirms she was the first Shifter to ever show up in Hekseville. But unlike Kat, she focuses on skill and speed rather than raw strength, so her move-set is different from the famous Gravity Queen. Raven's Gravity Kick is rapid-fire instead of single-shot like Kat. She can generate blue spheres to throw at her enemies, so she doesn't need an existing enviornment (but gameplay-wise, will resort to it if her gravity meter runs out). Finally, and most notably, her special attack involves lunging her arm and clenching her fingers; every enemy caught in the area of her choosing is disintegrated without fail.
  • Happily Adopted: Turns out she's not related to Zaza by blood. She was found and raised by Zaza's parents, who treated her as their own. This was our first clue to realizing that Raven, as Bit revealed, was never meant to be born as Sachya.
  • Hair Flip: Raven's idle animation has her doing this a lot.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Turns out, the entire reason for Raven's rivalry with Kat came from a serious misunderstanding, one they eventually patched up after a while. Kat was trying to reunite all five parts of the city of Hekseville and couldn't understand why Raven wanted to keep it separated. Raven was told by Alderman D'Nelica that he would help free the children from Boutoume if she kept Hekseville separated, so when she sees Kat doing the opposite, Raven sees it as a threat to her kids' survival. They fight thrice (first encounter was a cutscene and a curb stomp in favor of Raven), before Nushi outright forces them to work together to save the children. Raven was initially still cold and standoffish to Kat, and only relented once Kat activated the Ark and helped the kids leave Boutoume. Only after all that does Raven admit she misunderstood Kat, and from then on, they reconcile, eventually becoming best friends by the sequel.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's quite temperamental and reckless, with an added dose of impulsiveness and a love for adventure similar to Kat. She may be calm, but she is not stoic.
  • Hypocrite: To a humorous degree in the anime short. When Kat and Raven head over to Neu Hiraleon, Raven says she'd rather be fighting over eating junk food any day, prompting Kat to point out she had just eaten a plate of pretzels and a bag of chips just a few minutes earlier. Let alone her love of ice cream and cookies. Raven can't really argue her point and tries to change the subject instead.
  • Hero Antagonist: Everything she did in the first game was to rescue her adoptive brother Zaza and the children stranded in Boutoume. She ditches the antagonist part and becomes a straight-up hero after allying with Kat towards the end of the first game.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's ruthless and willing to kill to accomplish her goal, said goal being to save her brother Zaza and the children stranded at the bottom of the World Pillar. She completely drops the Jerk part by the sequel after reconciling and bonding with Kat.
  • The Lancer: Serves as Kat's partner throughout the second game.
  • Kick Chick: Much like Kat, her melee attacks mainly consist of kicks. She'll use her hands in normal combat, but otherwise prefers her legs, and in a contrast to Kat, Raven prefers to unleash a barrage of kicks at once on her enemies.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Kat learnt this the hard way.
  • Mind over Matter: Capable of throwing people several meters away and destroying rocks to crush Nushi's core by just touching them.
  • Mirror Boss: She has the same powers and mostly similar attacks as Kat. The first battle against her even ends with them doing the same finishing move against each other.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit explains it all.
  • Multicolored Hair: Black and red.
  • Noodle Incident: When Bit appears before Raven, Raven appears to recognize him but doesn't elaborate when they met. Raven's Choice reveals Bit played a large role guiding her during the DLC.
  • Not So Different: Raven and Kat are both gravity-shifting kickers with a big appetite, an even bigger heart of gold, and serious devotion to the people they care about, who both like to tease their friends, snark like it's going out of style, and as Raven herself noted, possess a drive to protect those precious to them no matter what the world tells them. Raven realizing the last point even helped them reconcile in the first game.
    • The sequel reveals that this isn't a simple coincidence. Bit revealed, both in the DLC and in the main story, that Kat and Raven were supposed to be the same being, with potentially the same Guardian (as Dusty and Xii could merge into a griffon). That didn't work and they ended up as two different women who are almost complete Foils to one another, but those similarities, including their fighting styles, still remain.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Averted. When the "Night Gale" attacks her, Kat clearly recognizes her as Raven wearing an iron mask. This mask was broken, freeing Raven from the Garrison's control.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's long enough for her to sit on. Like Kat's scarf, it serves to demonstrate which way is down when you play as her.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: To contrast Kat, she has black hair and pale skin, but with a twist: half of her hair is actually red.
  • Roofhopping: In her introduction cutscene.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Kat's Red.
  • Ret Gone: In the Raven's Choice, Raven chooses to erase 'Sachya' from history to prevent the bus accident and save Zaza and the children inside the ark.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Though Raven forgot about her time as Sachya, she's still deeply affected by meeting Zaza's grandchildren and she remembers Bit.
  • Rivals Team Up: Averted by the sequel. The ending of her DLC shows that history was rewritten between the games; Raven deleted her existence as Sachya to save Zaza and the kids from the Ark, preventing the bus from having the accident in the first place. Since the plight of the children was central to the misunderstanding that caused Kat and Raven to have a rivalry in the first place, this change to history likely means that they became allies and friends much faster than they did in the events of Gravity Rush 1.
  • Say My Name: With a smile on her face, Raven says Kat's name at the very end of the second game, showing that Kat returned to Hekseville after her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Stepford Smiler: During the sequel's Playable Epilogue, Raven is calm and professional in public, but whenever the topic switches to Kat, her smile drops instantly. Instead of hiding behind a smile, she hides behind an insistence that she's moved on, even when she clearly hasn't, as she grows desperate once she hears a cat meowing (albeit she kicks herself for getting her hopes up when she knows it's not Dusty). Misai calls her out on it, and Raven's professionalism completely drops once she has a chance for her to mourn.
  • Stripperific: Let's see... her outfit shows off her cleavage, her thighs, her back, and her midriff. She honestly looks more like a stripper than a superheroine.
  • Troubled, but Cute: See UsedToBeASweetKid.
  • Undying Loyalty: She will do anything to save Zaza and the children. In the DLC, Bit even asks "What will you sacrifice to save them?" Raven replies, "Everything."
    • By the sequel, this level of devotion extends to Kat herself, as Raven will similarly never lose faith or trust in her best friend and partner. Even if it means fighting a demigod like Elektricitie, knowing it may end in her death, just after getting released from a prison that already took its physical toll on her, she will do it. This is especially shown by the Playable Epilogue, as Raven is the most grief-stricken at Kat's disappearance despite trying to hide it in public.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Sachya was a timid but friendly child, but growing up isolated from everyone she knew and loved made her hard and cold.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To D'Nelica. He told her he would send a rescue mission for the children in Boutoume if she helped him prevent the return of the lost parts of Hekseville. Little did she know that it was part of his plan to consolidate his power and turn Hekseville into a police state.
    • Averted in the second game with the Jirga Para Lhao Garrison by virtue of them just brainwashing her.

Syd

Voiced by: Go Shinomiya

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A police officer Kat rescues. They become quick friends and Syd even gives Kat her name.

  • Back from the Dead: Twice. Bit first resurrected Syd after he was stabbed by Xicero while trying to save Alua/Kat, after being moved by the strength of Syd's desire to protect his queen. Later, after Syd's second death on the Bismalia, Bit sacrificed his existence to bring him back to help Kat in the final battle.
  • Batman Gambit: The reason Syd created his Alias persona. He knew that Kat would always want to protect people, and he also knew that shifters were so disliked in Hekseville that the people would need a reason to accept her as their hero. Therefore, he became a supervillain for her to fight. And this was all done to prepare her to face the darkness at the bottom of the pillar, which is the true antagonist of both games.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one on his left cheek.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescues Kat when Yunica captures her just before the final battle in Gravity Rush 1.
    • Again at the beginning of Gravity Rush 2, when he ignores Lisa's orders and steals her hoverbike to go distract the giant Nevi that is about to attack Kat and Cecie.
    • One more time at the end of the game when he summons an army of Nevi to aid Kat against the Darkness.
    • Tragically subverted in Kat's final flashback. Syd managed to pull off what was almost a Big Damn Heroes moment by discovering Xicero's coup attempt and catching Queen Alua's hand just before she could fall. However a moment later he was fatally stabbed in the back, forcing him to let go.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Gifted with electronics, ranging from fixing gear to building a robotic hand for children to play with. Yet he still fakes injuries and foists tasks off on Kat to get out of work.
    • Subverted after The Reveal. It turns out that Syd was working behind the scenes to protect Kat and help her fulfill her potential. The affectation of laziness was part of his disguise.
  • Costume Evolution: To an almost ridiculous degree. In the first game he has three distinct outfits (the cop uniform, the detective outfit, and the military uniform at the end). In the second, he ditches the overcoat and jacket from his detective uniform to make it more casual.
    • The pinstripe suit he wears as Alias is yet another costume, and he keeps it on for the epilogue after he is brought back to life during the second game's climax.
  • Friend on the Force: Played with, in that it's mostly Syd who benefits from his friendship with Kat. Though helping the police does up Kat's reputation.
    • The second game reveals that this, along with his identity as Alias, was all part of Syd's intricate Batman Gambit to establish Kat as the hero of Hekseville.
  • Genre Savvy: Syd frequently compares Kat's exploits to superhero stories, commenting upon meeting her that "This is like the start of one of those great suspense novels!" He also enjoys calling her "Gravity Queen" or, while she was undercover as a criminal during the spy mission, "Dark Cat". This foreshadows the reveal that he was Alias the whole time. Only someone well-versed in the conventions of superhero stories would've known that Kat, as a budding hero, needed her own supervillain in order to establish her reputation.
  • Guile Hero: Syd doesn't have superpowers like Kat and Raven, but he has the uncanny ability of knowing how be in the right place at the right time, often with some sort of plan of action.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Three times. 100 years ago in Eto, Syd tried to save Kat/Alua from an assassination attempt by Xicero, only to get stabbed in the back and killed in the process. Syd also stayed on the Bismalia while Kat and Raven entered the possessed Neu Hiraleon so that he could fire the main guns and open a path for them. Later on in the level, you see the ghost city devour the Bismalia, resulting in Syd dying a second time. Finally, while possessing a robotic Alias body, Syd puts himself between Xicero and Wolp, resulting in the robot body’s destruction. He manages to come back every time though.
  • Motormouth: A subtle example, but whenever Syd gets excited during comic cutscenes he has the tendency to fill the screen with speech bubbles, showing that he's talking very quickly.
  • Mystical White Hair: Subverted. Syd has white hair, which is unusual in Hekseville, but he seems to be as far from mystical as you can get.
    • Double subverted. Turns out this was foreshadowing all along that Syd, like Kat, wasn't from Hekseville at all. At the end of Gravity Rush 2 you discover that the people of Eto are all dark-skinned blondes, and that white hair is actually quite common there.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Is much more skilled and knowledgeable than he lets on. Though he generally acts like an affable airhead, whenever Kat's in trouble Syd shows a much more serious, competent side of himself.
  • One Head Taller: Syd is exactly one head taller than Kat, and according to the official height chart is one of the tallest characters in the game period, at around 180cm.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Syd's antics often serve to lighten the mood. When he vanishes at the beginning of the Hekseville arc in Gravity Rush 2 the story gets very serious, very fast.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Syd seems to have a pretty varied skillset, which includes both sewing and candymaking.
    • In the original, he made two identical Sacred Gem lookalikes out of candy.
    • He also "whipped up" a form-fitting catsuit plus cat-eared helmet to serve as Kat's disguise during the spy missions in the first game.
    • Early in the sequel, he fixes Kat's iconic outfit, after it had been damaged between games.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: A secret secret secret-keeper, even. He is the only one other than the gods who knows Kat's past, which Kat herself can't even remember.
  • Twinkle Smile: Gives Kat one of these during the Overture OVA to punctuate his assertion that he's "...the brains, not the brawn."
  • Sharp Dressed Man: After his resurrection in the sequel, he dresses in his Alias outfit, sans mask.
  • Undying Loyalty: 100 years ago in Eto, Syd was the only one who believed in Alua and supported her despite her lack of a guardian. After he died trying to protect her, his actions moved the gods enough that they gave him another chance. He then waited for Kat to fall to Hekseville and protected her from behind the scenes for both games, even after he was killed a second time on the Bismalia. Syd really puts the "undying" in Undying Loyalty.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's an extremely important character, but his role was significantly downplayed in both the marketing and the games themselves so as to not spoil The Reveal that he's much more competent than he seems, and that he knows a lot more about what's going on in the plot than he should.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Xicero.

    Citizens of Hekseville 

Aujean and Eugie

A father/son pair who were among the first citizens of Hekesville Kat interacted with.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Eugie, to a degree.
  • The Alcoholic: Aujean. He seemingly gives it up at the end of a sidequest in the sequel... until post-game reveals he's still at it.
  • Get Rich Quick Scheme: In a sidequest in the sequel, they had Kat dress up as Kali to lure in customers for their ice cream business. It falls apart when Kat's discovered as an imposter.
  • Hidden Depths: Eugie. Despite going along with most of his dad's schemes, he's aware of his dad's flaws, which is part of why he tries getting his dad to give up drinking in a sidequest. In post-game, it reveals he decided to get serious about studying and attend Arquebus Academy to expand his horizons.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite the fact they can sell Kat out while she's being chased by the authorities in the sequel, they're never called on it.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Even though Kat saves Eugie's life from a Gravity Storm, Aujean and Eugie both immediately forget this fact when she is unable to save their house as well. Though they eventually get over it with repeated interactions over the course of the game.
    • Repeated in the sequel. When Kat's accused of murdering Addica, they call out to her and state they believe her...right before they call the authorities to arrest Kat.

Aki

The owner of Pandora's Fortune.

Melda

A rich woman married to a famous writer. Kat briefly works as her maid in the Maid sidequest line.

  • Black Widow: Suspected of being this in part 2 of the Maid sidequest. Ultimately subverted.
  • Happily Married: After being neglected by her husband for so long, they decide to travel together.
  • Picky Eater: Requires Kat fetch her dessert prepared in a precise way from exact ingredients.

Bulbosa

The chief of Hekesville police.

  • The Alcoholic: Really likes his liquor, to the point of accidentally drinking from from a molokov cocktail while looking for an extra "nip" after a night of drinking.
  • Da Chief: Syd and Chaz's boss, who is a bit of a hard case, but once he sees how useful Kat is he welcomes her help with open arms.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One of Kat's allies, after she's accepted by Hekesville, and one of the first authority figures to welcome her back after her three year absence.

Chaz

Syd's partner.

  • Big Damn Heroes: When Kat's cornered by Kali with accusations of murdering Addica, he uses footage from the Grigos to prove Kat's innocence.
  • Demolitions Expert: Helps Kat with Alias by defusing all his bombs, he also notices in the Spy DLC that there is something off about Fake!Alias's Bombs.
  • Friend on the Force: Inherits this role in Gravity Rush 2.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Kat's flirting goes completely over his head.
  • Rank Up: Receives one in Gravity Rush 2, thanks to Syd's absence.
  • Training from Hell: Uses explosives in training exercises as a motivator. It's only after someone tries hiding his explosives so he can't use them for training that he admits he might be going a bit too far.

Newt

One of the students of Arquebus Academy. Meets Kat while trying to find his childhood friend, Echo.

Echo

One of the students of Arquebus Academy. Newt's best friend.

Yunica/Sea Wasp

Voiced by: Saori Yumiba

A cyborg from the Special Defense Forces that manages to kill Nushi when it comes to Hekseville. She's been watching Kat for some time, and seemingly feels envy of her.

  • Action Girl: Strong enough to go toe-to-toe with shifters.
  • Arm Cannon: Her main weapon.
  • Artificial Limbs: Best seen after getting blasted by Electricite in the sequel; both of Yunica's legs and her right arm are actually artificial. It's because of these upgrades that she can go toe-to-toe with Gravity Shifters.
  • Disney Death: She uses the last of her strength to expose the Sea Anemone's first core so Kat can damage it, then proceeds to collapse. But, not because she was dead, but to shut down long enough for auto repair to kick in and let her get back to the field a few minutes later.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Yunica genuinely wants to protect others, and does work to defend the city, but she can come off as Jerk Ass to Kat, and can be fairly ruthless. See Hero Antagonist.
  • Jet Pack: She can't shift gravity, so she needs one of these if she wants to be as successful destroying Nevis as a shifter.
  • Jerk Ass: Downplayed; she's a good person who is dedicated to defending the city, but she makes it very clear she doesn't think much of Kat, and acts as a Fair-Weather Mentor to Kat during the military DLC.
  • Just Following Orders: It comes from being a second-in-command on the Defense Forces.
  • Hero Antagonist: She gets into a fight with Kat since the latter is working for Brahman, who isn't the kindly gentleman he seems. Happens again during the fight against the Angels; Yunica and Permet have no qualms against killing Cecie, who's possessed by Durga, while Kat and Raven are trying to save her, leading the two duos to square against each other.
  • La Résistance: Part of the rebel group in Gravity Rush 2.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: It can swap between a Jousting Lance and an Arm Cannon.

Yuri Gerneaux

The head of the Jellyfish Special Defense Force.

  • Back for the Finale: Is seen commanding the Special Defense Force against the Darkness.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the original game, he played a sizable supporting role, especially in the Military side missions. In the sequel, he's largely relegated to cameo appearances.
  • La Résistance: Implied to be part of the rebel group in Gravity Rush 2.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite making hard choices, he's ultimately this.

Permet/ Sea Slug

Yuri's assistant.

Mayor Bolsey

The mayor of Hekseville at the start of the original game. After Kat repels an attack by several Nevi and lets Syd take the credit for it he announces the creation of a special police force to fight them.

  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At some point after a Nevi attack he disappeared, but no one seems to know exactly what happened. A rumor suggests that he was murdered, but hasn't been confirmed.

Mayor D'nelica

Takes over as mayor sometime in the year that Kat was missing after Bolsey disappears. He makes it very clear that he puts the military first and foremost ahead of anything else.

Adreaux

Some kind of scientist working for D'nelica's government. At first he appears to be a hapless and forgetful scientist desperately needing Kat's help, but later appearances make it clear he's not at all nice.

  • Back for the Finale: Is shown controlling several Anemone weapons in the final fight against the Darkness.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems like a nice enough guy who just wants to do his job while putting up with military demands. At first, that is.
  • Demoted to Extra: Only appears for a brief moment in the sequel.
  • The Dragon: To Mayor D'nelica.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Seems to have pulled one in between games, as he's shown helping to defend Heckseville from Eleckterite's attack with several Anemone weapons.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Set things up so that Dusty would be trapped and used.

    The Creators 

Gade

Voiced by: Bibbin Takaoka

An old man who claims to be the creator of the universe, although he has already lived better days.
  • Demoted to Extra: Serves as a sort of mentor to Kat in the original and helps her bring back missing parts of Hekesville through the Rift Planes. This largely falls off in the sequel.
  • Divine Intervention: The Creators pull this in the finale of Gravity Rush 2, despite being aware of the price.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To help Kat in the final battle of Gravity Rush 2.
  • The Mentor: Serves as this to Kat in the first game.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: He has one inside his coat, and uses it to teleport Kat to the Rift Planes. In the end, he brings Raven and the Ark back to Hekseville to fight the Sea Anemone

Cyanea

Voiced by: Asuka Tanii

Another child involved in the bus accident that fell to Boutoume. Or was she? However, when she is sleeping, her dream guardian awakens.

  • Cute and Psycho
  • Divine Intervention: The Creators pull this in the finale of Gravity Rush 2, despite being aware of the price.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To help Kat in the final battle of Gravity Rush 2.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: the dream sequence seems to talk to the player as much as to Kat, especially at the end.
  • Mysterious Past: It's not at all clear how she's able to get to all the places she does or what the other personality is. Even stranger, the others can't actually remember her being on the bus that fell to Boutoume.
  • Split Personality: Between an innocent child as Cyanea and a guardian who can change the rules of the "dream".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair
  • Walking Spoiler: it's hard to talk about her without revealing anything about the Dream Guardian.

Bit

The Creator of the rift between the world and dream.

  • Creepy Monotone
  • Divine Intervention: The Creators pull this in the finale of Gravity Rush 2, despite being aware of the price.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To bring Syd back one last time.
  • Noodle Incident: When Bit appears before Raven, Raven appears to recognize him but doesn't elaborate when they met. Raven's Choice reveals Bit played a large role guiding her during the DLC.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Raven's Choice reveals that Raven chose to Ret Gone Sachya's existence to prevent the bus accident and save Zaza and the children. In the main game, Bit still refers to Raven as Sachya.

    Other Characters 

Alias

A mysterious masked man with a nice pinstripe suit whose identity is never revealed to the player. At least, in the first game.

  • Actually a Doombot: Gravity Rush 2 suggests that some of the Alias clones from the first game were robots created by Syd
  • The Beastmaster: Capable of controlling the Nevi. Gravity Rush 2 reveals he uses a controller to do so.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: He seems to have it out for Kat in the first game. Come the second game, however, and he becomes a mysterious ally who assists you and your friends in saving the day.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin / Meaningful Name: Well, he is an alias for someone. Who'd have thought it'd turn out to be for Syd?
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In the original. Despite being a simple thief who is taken care of midway through the story, he seems to know a lot more of what's going on then most others, making several cryptic comments to Kat (notably, being aware of Kat's apparent past as a Queen or Princess), plus he's the only character shown to have a degree of control over the Nevi.
  • Laughing Mad: Often appears laughing madly.
  • Malevolent Masked Man
  • Masterof Disguise: Subverted. The first game makes you think that Alias can make himself look like other people, but after The Reveal in the second game you find out that Syd and Alias were the same person the whole time.
  • Mysterious Protector: Moreso in the second game than the first. Alias is never directly seen for a large portion of Gravity Rush 2, but he helps Kat on multiple occasions.
    • When Kat is on the run after being framed, she is aided by a strange Grigo with Alias's voice who shows her how to evade the police.
    • Chaz is instructed by that same voice to go to the right place at the right time so he can get the evidence needed to clear Kat's name.
    • Raven turns up in Hekseville just in time to help Kat fight Kali. Afterwards, she says that "A man told me [Kat] needed saving", before showing her how to get out of the limbo she had been trapped in.
    • In the final battle against Kali, Lisa turns up with the Jirga Para Lhao fleet in time to turn the tide. She later tells Kat that a man named Alias showed her how to cross into Hekseville's dimension, and told her to save Kat.
  • Not Quite Dead
  • Sharp Dressed Man
  • Shout-Out: His character design looks very similar to Friend from 20th Century Boys.
  • Trickster Mentor: His actions become much more benevolent in Gravity Rush 2, though he still acts in oblique ways.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Gravity Rush 2 implies he acted as the villain for Kat's sake.

Dusty

A mysterious cat apparently made of some kind of shadow energy that appeared at the same time as Kat. Kat's ability to bend gravity comes from Dusty.

Zaza

The leader of the tribe of children inhabiting Boutoume. He was separated from his sister Sachya a long time ago and has been keeping the morale in the village high by lying to the other children that they will someday be rescued.

Singlor and Nala

A ghost-like couple who Kat meets separately around Hekesville. Though Singlor and Nala look for each other, they're unable to make contact.

  • And I Must Scream: An accident left them trapped on separate dimensional plains, shifting in and out of space and time and unable to communicate with anyone, even each other.
  • Cassandra Truth: Singlor knew about the gravitational storm and the rising sea of Darkness and sought to solve the problem with his experiments. However, no one believed him.
  • Happily Married: Implied in their Cameo at the end of Raven's Choice.
  • My Greatest Failure: Nala. During her conversations with Kat, she reveals that she was the one who sabotaged Singlor's experiment, in hopes he would stop obsessing over his experiment and they'd be able to spend more time together.
  • Sequel Hook: After finding all 16 locations they appear nothing is resolved, but Kat mentions hoping to see them again.
    • At the end of Raven's Choice, they're seen together and, presumably, back in the correct dimension.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Though the two are looking for each other and can hear about one another through Kat, they're trapped on separate planes from one another.
  • Un-person: Both, but especially Nala, as Kat doesn't seem to hear her speak and can barely remember meeting her.

    Nevi 

Nevi

The main enemies of the game, shadowy monsters of unknown origin.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Those red cores. They also serve as their eyes.
  • Eldritch Abomination: They come from a realm unknown to all and have no clear goals except to murder everything and devour as much as possible. Despite the military's attempts to control the Nevi, they prove beyond their comprehension to do so. The sequel steps it up when a colossal-sized Nevi appears made up of buildings and islands it has devoured between the Forbidden Lands and Jirga Para Lhao.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Some of the cores on the nevi are placed in awkward locations, The jousting Nevi core is located on their butt-looking region and the Man-Sharks core is between their legs.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Vaguely sea life-like monsters made out of black stuff that just seem to attack the city for no discernible goal.
  • Sea Monster: Most of the designs count.
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