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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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.
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.
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.
The Messiah: 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.
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.
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 veryeffete 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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's an extremely competent mage and gunner despite his antics; in fact, he's probably one of the most powerful characters in the game, and even leaving his antics aside, you'll probably want him in the party anyway. His competence is a hint to his true nature.
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.
Abusive Parents: Although his mother used to be nice, she tried to kill herself and him out of despair when things got bad.
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.
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.
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.