The characters of Half Minute Hero and its XBLA port Super Mega Neo Climax. Thankfully, we have far more than 30 seconds to describe everyone in the game; otherwise, we'd probably ruin the economy paying the Time Goddess every so often.
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The Time Goddess
A goddess who had fought a great battle with the Ultimate Evil Lord for eons, eventually sealing her away. She helps the Hero on his journey to stop the evil lords from casting the 30-second spell of destruction by rewinding time (for a fee, of course). She also assists the Evil Lord and the Princess, as well as the Knight in the form of the Sage.
A young traveler living in Goddess Era 100, tasked with saving the world from being obliterated in 30 seconds by the spell of destruction. Thanks to the Time Goddess, he doesn't need to break a sweat.
The (Beautiful!) Evil Lord
Unlike the other Evil Lords from Hero 30, this Evil Lord only learned and cast the spell of destruction out of grief of losing his lover Millenia. However, thanks to the Hero's kindness, he regains his sanity and stops the spell. Now (in GE 200) he sets out to break the curse placed upon her, fighting and punishing the humans that dare stand in his way.
The princess of the World Nation, which was established prior to the current era of GE 300. Armed with her crossbow, her loyal troupe of knights, and her determination, she sets out to try and find cures for her father, the ailing King.
The last surviving knight after the awakening of the Ultimate Evil Lord and the ensuing monsters' rampage, revived by a benevolent Sage. In the desolate year of GE 500, he accompanies the Sage through the ruined World Nation, defending him from the now-dominant monsters.
A mysterious wizard who revives a Knight and has him serve as his bodyguard. With his help, he goes around the ruined world, purifying it of monsters as he seeks the three brave souls of times past. He is actually the reincarnation of the Time Goddess.
NoireThe overarching antagonist of the game, he seeks to revive the Ultimate Evil Lord so that he can use her power for his own. He has taught the spell of destruction to various evil overlords in Hero 30, antagonized the Beautiful Evil Lord by kidnapping and cursing his lover prior to Evil Lord 30, cursed the King of the World Nation in Princess 30, and finally killed the Time Goddess to awaken the Ultimate Evil Lord, allowing the events before Knight 30 and Hero 300 to pass.
Black Knight Lord Zain
Reaper Lord Lamde
GrilladeOne of Roseir's servants, Grillade pesters the Knight and Sage as they travel the ruined world.
Ultimate Evil Lord
The Evil LordsA collective of evil lords who have learned the spell of destruction and will use it for their own ends. This excludes the Beautiful Evil Lord, Black Knight Lord Zain, The Goddess of Judgement, Lord Larrie, Reaper Lord Lamde, Overlord Hol, and Noire, who all have their own sections.
The Bandit TrioA trio of misfits who cause mischief across the lands the Hero travels.
Tropes shared by all three characters:
LarrieThe young brat of the trio.
CullyThe stout one of the trio.
MoThe sneaky one of the trio.
MilleniaA young human woman who the Evil Lord fell in love with. They shared a happy life together until Noire kidnapped her and turned her into a bat. After the Hero rescued her, The Evil Lord set about finding Noire to make him remove the curse.
The Goddess of JudgementThe Big Bad from Valhalla Knights 2 (another game developed by XSEED), she reprises her role in the Bonus Dungeon Another Goddess, while acting as a Walking Spoiler.
The KingThe king of the World Nation, who united it under his rule and proceeded to live a happy life with his queen and daughter, the Princess. Unfortunately, at the beginning of Princess 30, he falls ill and becomes bedridden, causing the Princess to go out and find a means to cure him of his sickness.
Johnny and MaxThe Princess's two most loyal guards. They (along with up to 28 others) carry her across the land while she rains arrow-shaped death at whatever monsters stand in her way.