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Characters: Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
This page lists the various characters who populate Trails In The Sky series. As with the main page, there are a fair number of spoilers, so highlight them at your own risk!

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    Bracer Guild 

Estelle Bright

Introduced in: First Chapter

The cheerful heroine of Trails in the Sky. A newbie Bracer, and the daughter of the legendary adventurer Cassius Bright. Uses a quarterstaff in combat.

  • Action Girl: Almost the quintessential Action Girl. Estelle doesn't think twice about throwing herself into danger, especially if it's to help another. She ultimately manages to be far more of a badass than any of the male cast members. She's capable of fighting everything from wolves to giant lizards to army officers to robots the size of buildings. None of this holds her back.
  • All-Loving Hero: Her bright personality and kind demeanor play a huge factor in Joshua and Renne's redemption. There is a reason why her nickname in-universe is something akin to lightbringer.
  • All Women Love Shoes: A unique twist in that because she's a tomboy, she's a big fan of athletic sneakers.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Book Dumb
  • Brother-Sister Team -> Battle Couple: With Joshua.
  • Deadpan Snarker: especially regarding Olivier's antics.
  • Friend to All Children: Although she doesn't have that much patience when dealing with children like Luke and Clem, she's otherwise pretty good with them, as shown when she cheers up up a boy whose testimony regarding Sky Bandits was ignored by the Royal Army.
  • Genki Girl: Mother of God. Her Genki Power could light entire cities. It seems like nothing can put a dent in her can-do, optimistic attitude. Even the revelation that Joshua is an agent of Ouroboros only tempers her resolve to help him.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Hair Antennae
  • Jack of All Stats: She's a perfectly balanced character, and since her orbment affinity is not restricted to certain element, she can be customized as the player sees fit.
  • The Kirk: Oh yeah.
  • Lethal Chef: To the surprise of few, the dismay of Joshua and Cassius, and the peril of the Bright family curtains. However, once you gain the Recipe Book she starts on her way to becoming a Supreme Chef, instead.
    • Informed Flaw: Only once do we see her cook (in FC) and Joshua and Cassius think it wasn't that bad. Optionally, we see her cook via the Recipe Book and the stuff is at least edible. Well, no one complains.
  • Otaku: Of sneakers, of all things.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Joshua.
  • Simple Staff: Wields a Bo staff.
  • Straight Man: Often ends up playing the straight man to the relative zaniness of the rest of the cast. Her "'what' face" is a rather common sight in dialogue boxes.
    Estelle:Is that... a penguin? (An evil penguin?)
  • Tomboy: Pursues a tomboy appearance almost aggressively. She doesn't have a lot of time for or truck with feminine frippery. Kloe and Schera occasionally call her out on trying a little too hard on this.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Holy Stregas!
  • Weapon Twirling: She really loves to spin her staff.
    • Spin Attack: One of her Crafts involve spinning around and damaging the enemies in the area.
    • Spin to Deflect Stuff: How she deflects the bullets fired by Mayor Dalmore in Chapter 2.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her outfit from SC onward.

Joshua Bright/Astray

Introduced in: First Chapter

Estelle's adopted brother and partner in adventure. Uses twin blades.

  • Bishōnen: To the point where, when dressed as a girl, he gets referred to as "beautiful."
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Weissman reveals he was the one who did this to Joshua causing him to attack his family.
  • Brother-Sister Team -> Battle Couple: With Estelle.
  • Chick Magnet: To Estelle's never-ending despair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes, and he still manages to be very sweet about it too.
  • Death Glare: It's one of his crafts.
  • Disguised in Drag: In order to infiltrate restricted areas of the castle, he dresses up as a maid.
  • Dual Wielding: He does this despite not really knowing why he's so good at it.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Poor Joshua often gets accused of this by fans (and occasionally in-character). At the very least, he's a very effete dude. That his Japanese VA is a woman doesn't help matters much. This visually fades a fair bit in SC and beyond, when he embraces his past and his abilities to various degrees.
    • This is so bad that he gets crossdressed twice in FC, and both times, he makes the girls in attendance jealous with "his" looks.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Joshua's eyes look rather like this when using his S-Crafts in FC, oddly enough. It's your first flagrant hint that something is wrong with the boy. SC plays around with this - In the game's first half, this becomes the default state of his eyes as he's embraced his "inner nature" as a a ruthless assassin; however, once Estelle quite literally "hugs the emo" out of him, they go away and never return.
  • Flash Step: A whole bunch of his Crafts and S-Crafts hinge on his ability to do this; it gives him some of the most devastating abilities in the game(s).
  • Friend to All Children: A straighter example than Estelle.
  • The Heart: At the start of the story, he's very much this, a gentle young man who wants to see and encourage the best in people. This makes the reveal about his past all the more crushing, especially to him.
  • The Killer In Me: Ultimately, the person he's been looking for who is responsible for the deaths of his family and especially his biological sister is himself... or at least, that's the way he sees it.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He's pretty fuzzy on the details of his life before he came to live with the Brights... and he's not too fond of talking about the details he DOES remember. This turns out to be a combination of More Than Mind Control and Trauma-Induced Amnesia, as he desperately wanted to forget that he feels responsible for the brutal murder of his family, particularly his sister... which was ruthlessly exploited by Weissman.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His orbment affinity is the Time element (which quartzes enhance the user's speed and/or shorten casting time).
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Estelle.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: In SC and during his days as Black Fang.
  • Teach Him Anger: Weissmann effectively did this when Joshua was still a child, turning him into a cold-blooded killing machine and the perfect spy.
  • What Have I Become?: A bit more like "What Have I Always Been", but the trope certainly applies at the end of FC. SC is, basically, about dealing with this.

Scherazard Harvey

Introduced in: First Chapter

An experienced Bracer and an older sister figure to Estelle and Joshua.

  • Big Damn Heroine: During the rescue mission in the final chapter of FC.
  • Blow You Away and Shock and Awe: Her orbment affinity.
  • Cool Big Sis
  • Death Dealer: One of her S-Crafts, Judgement Card.
  • Dominatrix: She definitely has shades of this. One of her Crafts is called "Sadist Whip", which she precedes with "Someone's been naughty." Olivier comments that some masochist somewhere is dying to meet her, to which she offers to let him meet her whip.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She really likes her booze. And not just because she likes drinking, either.
  • Whip It Good: Schera can sometimes be very enthusiastic about that whip...

Cassius Bright

Introduced in: First Chapter

Estelle's father, and a former member of the Liberl Army

  • The Ace
  • The Chessmaster - Even though he means well, he can get very manipulative at times.
  • Story Breaker Power - He is easily one of the most powerful and the smartest people in the Zemuria continent. Ouroborus nearly destroyed the Bracer guild in the Erebonian empire just as a distraction. And as soon as he comes back from the empire, he prevents Ouroborus from throwing the Liberl kingdom in complete chaos.
  • Hero of Another Story
  • Obfuscating Stupidity

Agate Crosner

Introduced in: First Chapter

A grumpy Bracer with a very big sword.

Zane Vathek

Introduced in: First Chapter

A calm and reliable Bracer from the Republic of Calvard. An expert in martial arts.

Kurt Nardin

Introduced in: First Chapter

Anelace Elfead

Introduced in: First Chapter

Grant

Introduced in: First Chapter

Carna

Introduced in: First Chapter

    Rolent 

Mayor Klaus

Introduced in: First Chapter

Aina

Introduced in: First Chapter

Luke

Introduced in: First Chapter

    Commercial City of Bose 

Mayor Maybelle

Introduced in: First Chapter

Lila

Introduced in: First Chapter

    Capua Sky Bandits 

Don Capua

Introduced in: First Chapter

Kyle Capua

Introduced in: First Chapter

Josette Capua

Introduced in: First Chapter

    Ruan and Jenis Royal Academy 

Kloe Rinz/Klaudia von Auslese

Introduced in: First Chapter

A student at a private school. Is quite skilled with a rapier.

  • Actual Pacifist: She abhors violence, especially against other human beings. She even first joins the party as a noncombatant who you can't control; she'll heal you fairly regularly, but that's it.
    • Reluctant Warrior: Unfortunately for her, the darkening tone of the story in the last act of FC and throughout SC doesn't allow for much in the way of dedicated pacifism, and she's forced to take up arms.
  • The Chick: The nearest thing the party has to one.
  • Cool Sword/Royal Rapier
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She actually tries to subvert this, as she doesn't want anyone to know that she's the heir to the entire Kingdom of Liberl, and doesn't even want the responsibility anyway. She much prefers hanging out with Estelle and co. and doing what she considers real, demonstrable good.
  • Lady of War: She's the chick yet still the finest fencer in Jenis Royal Academy.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Ship Tease: Quite a few with Joshua thorough FC and SC. The Third, however, drops a massive one with Lechter. How big? One of them even eats half of screentime in a door dedicated for OLIVIER AND MUELLER. And there's more in Ao no Kiseki!
  • Supreme Chef: Seems to be a good baker, if the children in the orphanage is to be believed.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Plays the extreme girly-girl to Estelle's equally-extreme tomboy.
  • White Magician Girl: The extreme slant toward water in her orbment means she will inevitably have extremely powerful healing spells and she has one of the deepest EP pools of the entire cast, her first S-Craft is a healing/revive thing instead of a damage ability, natch, she is a real pacifist at first before fate forces her to fight, and she crushes on Joshua like, well, a schoolgirl.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair

Matron Theresa

Introduced in: First Chapter

Mayor Dalmore

Introduced in: First Chapter

    Factory City of Zeiss 

Tita Russell

Introduced in: First Chapter

A cheerful and optimistic mechanic from the town of Zeiss. Uses a variety of guns. Her grandfather is a famous scientist.

Professor A. Russell

Introduced in: First Chapter

Tita's grandfather and a renowned scientist, he is one of the fathers of the Orbal Revolution.

Professor Erika Russel

Introduced in: The Third

Tita's mother and Professor Russel's daughter.

    Erebonian Empire 

Olivier Lenheim/Olivert Reise Arnor

Introduced in: First Chapter

A wandering bard from the Empire. Uses a gun, but his deadliest weapon is probably his mouth, which gets him into more trouble than anyone else in the party.

Mueller Vander

Introduced in: First Chapter

  • Beleaguered Assistant and Beleaguered Childhood Friend: Courtesy of Olivier. Mueller is usually the one holding the bag for his nonsense.
  • BFS: It's still pretty realistic in size compared to Agate's sword, though.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Deadpan Snarker: Considering who his friend is, this comes as unsurprising.
    Mueller: But I'm guessing you'd rather hug than talk.
  • Kubrick Stare: One of his expressions.
  • Odd Friendship: With Olivier.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Fairly mild compared to most examples, as he only tends to speak roughly when addressing Olivier (which is somewhat justified).
    Mueller: I'm here because I've had to follow your stupid ass all over goddamned creation.
    or
    Mueller: (after having to look for Olivier all over the place while the latter was participating in the tournament) You son of a bitch...
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome

    Liberl Royal Family 

Queen Alicia

Introduced in: First Chapter

Duke Dunan

Introduced in: First Chapter

    Liberl News 

Nial Burns

Introduced in: First Chapter

Dorothy Hyatt

Introduced in: First Chapter

    Liberl Army 

Lieutenant Julia Schwarz

Introduced in: First Chapter

General Morgan

Introduced in: First Chapter

Colonel Alan Richard

Introduced in: First Chapter

Captain Kanone Amalthea

Introduced in: First Chapter

Colonel Richard's right-hand woman.

    Septian Church 

Kevin Graham

Introduced in: Second Chapter

A wandering priest of the Septian Church. First appears in the Second Chapter, and plays a leading role in The Third. He wields a crossbow. He is actually one of the highest ranking knights in the Septian Church who is sent to assassinate Weissmann.

Ries Argent

Introduced in: The Third

A member of the Septian Church, she joins the party as a Grail Knight apprentice in The Third. She wields a sword whip.

    Ouroboros (MAJOR SPOILERS) 

Professor Alba (AKA Weissmann)

Introduced in: First Chapter

An archaeologist whom Estelle and Joshua meet in the Prologue of FC and appears several times since. He is researching relics of Ancient Zemuria. At the end of FC, he is revealed to be the Big Bad.

2nd Lieutenant Lorence (AKA Leonhardt/Lowe)

Introduced in: First Chapter

A mysterious young man clad in mask who was a member of special corps of the military. Joshua seems to know him. He's actually Legion No. II, Leonhardt the Sword Emperor of the Ouroboros.

Blblanc (The Phantom Thief)

Introduced in: Second Chapter

Walter (The Lanky Wolf)

Introduced in: Second Chapter

Renne (Angel of Extermination)

Introduced in: Second Chapter

A young girl that Estelle and company encounter during the Second Chapter. She seems sweet enough, but there's something... off about her at times. She turns out to have quite a few secrets... like turning out to be the murderous tool of a secret society.

  • Ax-Crazy: Her real default state of mind; she's the most emotionally disturbed member of the cast by a mile and a half. Even in The Third she's a bit quick to suggest scything things as a perfectly acceptable solution to problems.
  • Child Prodigy: It's obvious very early on, even to the other characters, that Renne is far more intelligent than her tender age would suggest. She uses this to help Estelle and crew early on in SC. Too bad the price of her intellect was horrific abuse at the hands of Ouroboros and others, robbing her of her childhood and turning her into a psychotic killing machine.
  • Creepy Child
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Ultimately how she's brought around; her defeat and subsequent epic breakdown force her to think about what Estelle and company have been telling and showing her all throughout SC.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: That is one frilly dress she wears, and she even carries a little stuffed black rabbit around with her. In the latter parts of SC, this serves to drive up the creepy factor around her character a good deal.
  • Enfante Terrible
  • Harmful to Minors: She suffered this fate.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her ultimate reason for turning away from Ouroboros, as Estelle and crew help her realize that being a regular kid actually feels pretty good, and her life doesn't just have to be dominated by constant battle and murder. She still struggles somewhat with just how much she enjoys a bit 'o the ol' ultraviolence, though.
  • It Was His Sled: The fact that she's a villain, at least for a while, is actually kind of hard to avoid now that SC's been out for half a decade in Japan. Alternative Saga practically references it wholesale, never mind all the videos and whatnot spread all over the Internet.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast/Red Baron: The Angel of Extermination.
  • SexSlave: She was formerly this at the hands of the Cult of D∴G. It explains a lot of her current behavior.
  • Sinister Scythe
  • Troubled Child

Lucciola (The Enchanting Bell)

Introduced in: Second Chapter

Campanella (The Fool)

Introduced in: Second Chapter

Gilbert

Introduced in: First Chapter

The right-hand man of the former mayor of Ruan, Dalmore.


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