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Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (JP), Mark Zempel (EN, Eternal Blue), Chad Letts (ENG, Eternal Blue Complete)
An adventurous youth and the main protagonist of Lunar 2: Eternal Blue. He lives at a research outpost in the Salyan Desert with his grandfather Gwyn and his best friend Ruby. Hiro aspires to be an archaeologist and is fascinated by stories of the valor of Dragonmaster Alex and other heroes of old.
- Accidental Pervert: He doesn't ever encounter Lucia naked on purpose, but it just keeps happening.
- Adorkable: To a great degree, especially when he blushes - which he does quite often when Lucia's involved, as he gets easily flustered. Also tells Ruby he wants to get on the helm of the Destiny and pretend he's in charge of it, and asks her to look out for Leo so she won't make fun of him. He's lying through his teeth and just wants to ensure he can speak with Lucia alone, though Ruby points out that he does like to pretend he's Dragonmaster Alex sometimes.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: His introduction occurs as he explores an ancient ruin full of traps.
- Blow You Away: Specializes in wind magic.
- Determinator: Almost to a fault. He steadfastly refuses to give up on a mission, especially if it involves Lucia. To the point where, in the Epilogue, he and his friends find a way for him to travel to the Blue Star to be by her side.
- The Dulcinea Effect: So much so that the The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Clichés calls this trope "The Hiro Rule".
- Facial Markings: Tattoo-like bars that are apparently just for visual appeal, since none of the characters ever mention them.
- Furo Scene: He gets one. Of course, Fanservice being Fanservice, Lucia walks in on him.
- Happily Adopted: Gwyn isn't his real grandfather, but the two clearly love and respect each other a great deal.
- The Hero: Obviously.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Towards the end of the main game, after Zophar has captured Lucia and the world has been drained of its magic. It takes a beatdown from Stealth Mentor Ghaleon to renew his determination and faith.
- Image Song: Adventure Road - A New Journey
- Jumped at the Call
- The Leader: The others tend to follow his lead because they respect him, thus making him a Type IV.
- Mr. Fanservice: Nowhere near as much as the women, but he does get that rather nice Furo Scene mentioned above - even if it mostly involves him gawking at Lucia walking in on him and Ruby.
- Nice Guy: Granted, you can have him refuse in a rather dickheaded way in a few situations - but those are all But Thou Must! scenarios. Overall, he's very down-to-earth, friendly, and always eager to help people in need.
- Precision-Guided Boomerang
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (JP), Kelly Weaver (EN)
Lucia is known as the Princess of the Blue Star. Her sole purpose was to revive the Blue Star after Zophar's assault. However, when Zophar is on the verge of resurrection, she is reawakened to stop his return. Her goal is to meet with the Goddess Althena to combat Zophar's threat. Strangely, she claims she cannot sense Althena's presence in the world, and Althena's guard has been dispatched to kill her, being told that she is the Destroyer who will bring ruin to Lunar...
- Adaptation Dye-Job: blue eyes in the Sega CD version, Green Eyes in the remake.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: Her first outfit includes a red cloak that sometimes appears seamless.
- But Now I Must Go: But no one ever said anything about people not being able to follow.
- Comically Missing the Point: Very often, when she first arrives on Lunar. When Ruby warns her not to get too close to Hiro, or she'd be setting herself up for a fall, Lucia takes this to mean Hiro trips people who walk near him, and reassures Ruby that she will be sure to walk several paces behind Hiro in the future.
- Crutch Character: When she is first introduced she is much more powerful than the other characters, but it doesn't last long. Shortly after she joins up, Zophar takes away most of her power.
- From this point on she's a lot less useful because she's basically a magic using party member whose actions you can't control. The only upside is that she can be ko-ed and still level up because her current level is always based on Hiro's, though she still takes experience from everyone else when she's up.
- Element Number Six: She specializes in (fantastically destructive, when she's at her peak) non-elemental magic.
- Emotionless Girl
- Exposed to the Elements: In the game's introduction, this is used purposely to establish her character, by showing that she's not bothered (well, much) by standing naked in a blizzard.
- Friendless Background: One of the main reasons Hiro becomes completely dedicated to helping her, despite having just met her, is because she doesn't know anyone on Lunar. He doesn't think it's right for someone to have to shoulder all their problems alone.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: When she sees the hologram left behind by Luna explaining how she willingly gave up her godhood, and how Lucia must learn to rely upon humanity to defend itself from Zophar.
- Hot God
- Imprinting: Post development interviews with the creators state that she began undergoing this when she first encountered Hiro in the crystal teleportation room. It explains her growing reluctant loyalty to him in the early stages of the story, and combined with The Dulcinea Effect that Hiro experiences, gives greater context to their initial Unresolved Sexual Tension.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: In the remake, her not getting human behavior has the Crowning Moment of Funny of her attempting join Hiro in public hotspring. Hilarity Ensues with that and Ruby's reaction.
- Literal-Minded: Starts off this way to a hilarious degree - she's never really interacted with humans before, and thus is unfamiliar with social cues, figurative speech, and nuance. She does gain a better understanding during her journey, however
- Leitmotif: Lucia's Theme (or, if you prefer, here's the version with Japanese vocals). Like Luna's Theme, this can heard throughout the game, both as BGM and sung by Lucia herself.
- Makeover Montage: The party realizes that if you're on the run from the law, it might not be such a great idea to wear a bright red robe. They put her through one of these before deciding on her new clothes.
- Ms. Fanservice: Crosses over with Innocent Fanservice Girl, with her penchant for being mostly unfazed by nudity until later on. She appears naked at least four times (though never in any great detail), and her makeover outfit really shows off her legs.
- Mysterious Waif
- No Social Skills: She tends to speak in a blunt manner and is ignorant of social niceties, especially early on.
- One-Hit-Point Wonder: She is this for a while after she gets depowered by Zophar.
- Physical God: Of... some flavor. Exactly what she is remains up for debate.
- She's Got Legs: And her second outfit - which includes short-shorts - drives it home, as do her bromides.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: The essence of her Character Development.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (JP), Jennifer Stigile (EN)
A baby red dragon that hangs around Hiro.
- Berserk Button: Calling her a cat.
- Blush Sticker: Present when her cuteness needs some extra emphasis.
- Breath Weapon: She breathes fire.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Hiro, not made any better by the fact he clearly prefers Lucia.
- Cute Little Fangs: No cat is complete without them.
- I Am Not Weasel: Her most definitely cat-like appearance leads to a lot of this trope.
- I Knew It!: An obvious one for those that played Silver Star first - Ruby really means it when she says she is a baby dragon.
- Image Song: Love Love Funny.
- Our Dragons Are Different: They start out as fuzzy little winged kitties, which can turn into big, (usually) furry winged beasts once they gain access to their full powers.
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick
- Team Pet
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The biggest differences between Ruby and Nall? Ruby is pink, has longer eyelashes and has a huge bow on her head.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Like Nall before her, she loves fish.
- We Are as Mayflies: She fears claiming her full power because it means acknowledging that as an adult dragon, she will outlive her friends by centuries.
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), Ned Schuft (EN)
A gambler who seems to be unnaturally lucky at the game of dice. He's lazy, lecherous and a little too fond of the bottle, but he's also a talented healer and usually the one who tells the group where to go. Ronfar used to be a priest for Althena and a childhood friend of White Knight Leo, but a traumatic experience with a loved one caused him to walk away from that life.
- Badass Preacher: A former priest of Althena, a pretty well unflappable cool customer, and good guy to have on your side in a fight.
- Combat Medic: He can dish out some decent damage, especially in the Sega CD version where most of his weapons are maces.
- The Gambler: His luck with dice is so overwhelming that the game uses it to drive But Thou Must! scenarios. He only loses when he wants to.
- Handsome Lech: A number of NPCs comment favorably on his looks, at any rate.
- Interspecies Romance: With Mauri the beastwoman.
- Leitmotif: Wine, Women and Song
- Loveable Rogue: He lies, drinks, and at least talks about womanizing, but before long proves himself to be loyal, wise, and willing to put himself on the line for people in need.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He attempts to pass himself off as a run-of-the-mill barfly when Hiro first comes looking for him.
- Oral Fixation: Perpetually has a twig dangling from the corner of his mouth.
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Jennifer Stigile (EN)
A dancer from a gypsy caravan that joins Hiro's party. Although she originally gets the group's attention with her amazing dance moves and friendly attitude, it is revealed that she is also a skilled martial fighter when she saves Lucia.
- Action Girl
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Green Eyes in the Sega CD version, brown eyes in the remake.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Bare Your Midriff: Her dancing dress.
- Beauty Mark: Near the corner of her mouth.
- The Big Girl: Jean is one of the game's leading damage-dealers, though she doesn't fit any of the personality profiles for the trope very well.
- Combat Stilettos: To go with her dancing dress.
- Dance Battler
- Dark and Troubled Past: Although she is a genuinely kind woman with a positive attitude, it still haunts her.
- Hair Decorations: Sports a distinctive side-ponytail, tied with either a flower accessory or a plain ribbon, depending on her outfit.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: The main reason she refuses to kill her old master, Lunn. Proving his philosophies on power and killing wrong were more important to her than getting revenge for all he had put her through.
- Improbable Weapon User: She throws her dancer fans at enemies. She ditches it upon returning to her Blue Dragon Karate.
- Kamehame Hadouken: The "Haduken", renamed the Blue Dragon Palm in the remake, is one of her regular attacks. She also has a Shoryuken called Blue Dragon Fist.
- Ki Attacks: She gains access to kung-fu-style energy attacks after confronting her past.
- Leitmotif: Gypsy Heart. You might notice that it seems to change into a different song midway. This is because in the Sega CD version, it was two separate themes, one for her initial introduction, and one for her costume change.
- In the Complete remake, she actually gains a third theme, Oasis Rose, which plays for her introduction and when viewing her bromides. Unfortunately, it's not used as proper BGM, so it doesn't appear on the soundtrack.
- Magic Dance
- Martial Arts Headband: In her martial arts outfit.
- Martial Pacifist and Technical Pacifist: At first, she refuses to even fight at all, even when her caravan is in danger. This changes after some words of encouragement from Hiro successfully inspire her to use her strength to save her friends. But she is sworn against killing anyone, even her loathed Evil Mentor who trained her to kill people in the first place.
- Power Fist: Her second weapon-of-choice.
- She's Got Legs: Her dancer outfit is a leg-showcasing combination of Showgirl Skirt and Dangerously Short Skirt which always manages to protect her modesty nonetheless.
- Standard Status Effects: Her dance-based special moves inflict poison, paralysis, etc.
- Took a Level in Badass: From a dancer to a martial arts fighter, though in practice it's more like "Regained a Level in Badass".
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (JP), Kathy Emme (EN)
The Junior Premier of the Magic Guild, a training school for magic users within Vane, the city that once floated in the sky, but was struck down long ago. She takes a lot of pride in Vane's glorious past, and aspires to restore the city to what it once was.
- An Ice Person and Playing with Fire: It must run in the family or something.
- Black Magician Girl: In her own words, the Junior Premier of the Magic Guild of Vane.
- Hair Decorations: Her hair ribbon.
- Fortune Teller: When she first appears, she poses as one to trick people to taking a Magic Guild recruitment test.
- Furo Scene: One of her bromides.◊
- Genki Girl
- Hidden Depths: True, she spends most of the game being the comically money-obsessed butt of jokes, but in the original game she does get a lovely moment after Zulan is saved from Missing Link, wistfully appreciating the happiness of two children in the village as the best reward. (A line inexplicably removed from the remake.)
- Image Song: Money Is The Best
- In the Hood: Worn in her introduction. Lampshaded by the other characters, who point out how weird this looked.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She drives everyone crazy with her constant attempts to talk people out of their money, but she's doing it because she loves her mom and her hometown. In Vane, people seem to like her quite well.
- Leitmotif: Holding On
- Miser Advisor: Lemina is always running an angle which usually looks like self-interest. She joins the quest to talk the other characters into joining the Magic Guild, thereby building the prestige of her hometown. She's been known to haggle with NPCs who offer to buy Ruby.
- Money Fetish: Another one of her bromides, showing her counting and polishing her coins in bed.
- It should be noted that in her bath bromide, she has piggy banks floating around in the tub with her.
- At Taben's Peak, while the other party members are bonding with the kids, Lemina's inviting them to play "Pin the Cash on Lemina," advising them to break open their piggy banks - and promptly becoming disappointed when she realizes the kids are totally broke.
- The Smart Guy
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Worn in the credits when she's studying the texts of Vane.
- Squishy Wizard: She can use a variety of spells but can't take much damage.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looks exactly like her ancestor, Mia Ausa, except with a change of colors and a big red bow tied around her waist.
- Verbal Tic: She's mega-fond of throwing "mega-" before words.
- Wing Ding Eyes: Sometimes seen with dollar signs for eyes.
The Four Heroes
Not quite the same as in the first game...
Voiced by: Shinichiro Ota (JP), Ty Webb (EN)
The White Knight of Althena and one of the Four Heroes. He is the leader of Althena's Guard, a group charged with bringing the message of the Goddess Althena to Lunar and stopping all wrong-doing in the name of the Goddess. He has been ordered to execute Lucia, and thus spends most of the game pursuing Hiro and company with the Dragonship Destiny.
- The Atoner: In later parts of the game he often talks about trying to make up for the damage he did early on.
- Badass Cape: No matter what outfit he's in, it will have one of these.
- ...But He Sounds Handsome: Does this when the others let on that they know he's Mystere.
- The Cape: He thinks he's this: a powerful paragon of law and justice. Parodied as Mystere!
- The Captain: Of the Dragonship Destiny.
- Cool Mask: As Mystere!
- Cute Little Fangs / Fangs Are Evil: Drawn more like the first type, but could arguably qualify for both.
- Demi Human: Beastman.
- Facial Markings
- Good Costume Switch: In the remake, he gets one for the epilogue. The most notable difference? He ditches the red cape for a blue one.
- Guest-Star Party Member: For Azado and the Pentagulia. He permanently joins just before the final fight with Ghaleon.
- Heel–Face Turn
- Heel Realization: When he decides to break the heroes out of confinement in the holy city Pentagulia, he discovers that all the movers and shakers in Althena's Chosen are corrupt...except for him. And following their orders made him complicit in their evil. Queue a Heroic B.S.O.D. in which he rushes away to be alone (and conveniently makes room for the imminent return of Lucia.)
- Inspector Javert: He spends about half the game chasing the heroes around, firmly convinced that they are a threat to the world.
- Knight in Shining Armor: This is what he thinks he is.
- Knight Templar: But he gets better.
- Large Ham: As Mystere!
- Leitmotif: Justice. Which has a fantastic arrangement called White Mask Funk which plays when he's working with the party as Mystere!
- And if that wasn't awesome enough, Mystere even gets his own theme!
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Subverted as Mystere as everyone sees through it, but keeps up the act anyways.
- The Sixth Ranger
- To Be Lawful or Good: It takes him a while to realize they're not always the same thing.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
Voiced by: Koji Yada (JP, Eternal Blue), Masaharu Sato (JP, Eternal Blue Complete), Blake Dorsey (EN)
The Blue Master of Althena and one of the Four Heroes. He's considered the authority on martial arts and governs Meribia from the dojo he has constructed there.
- Arrogant Kungfu Guy
- The Atoner: After Jean defeats him and makes him see the error of his ways.
- Badass Mustache
- Black Cloak: In his cult leader outfit.
- Blood Knight
- Deceptive Disciple: To Wong-Li, the master who taught him the Blue Dragon Fist.
- Easily Forgiven: Granted, Jean does whoop his ass at the tournament, thus shaming him into giving up the Shadow Dragon Fist. And, technically, she does say she'll never forgive him, but now she can start to forget. Still, considering the man ran a cult that kidnapped children so they could be brutally and routinely beaten to near-death and raised as bloodthirsty assassins... he seems to get off fairly lightly for his crimes.
- Evil Mentor: To Jean, who he taught the Shadow Dragon Fist.
- Eyes Always Shut
- Martial Arts Headband
- Mask Power: In his cult leader outfit.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: What he looks like at first.
Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Dean Williams (EN)
The Black Wizard of Althena and one of the Four Heroes. He plans to recreate the lost glory of Vane in a new city he has designed, Neo-Vane. He is in love with Lemina's mother, Miria Ausa.
- Bald of Evil
- Evil Sounds Deep: He does have possibly the deepest voice of the Four Heroes.
- Fan Disservice: His bromide. View at your own risk.◊
- Fat Bastard
- Image Song: He sings his own version of Lemina's image song, Money Is The Best.
- Kick the Dog: His kidnapping of Lemina's mother and Neo-Vane's policy towards ungifted people definitely count.
- If you ask around Neo-Vane you'll find he actually took people in against their will.
- Pet the Dog: He does genuinely love Lemina's mother.
- Terms of Endangerment: Addresses Lemina with an assortment of food-themed pet names.
- Villainous Glutton
Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (JP), Emmunah Hauser (ENG)
The Red Priestess of Althena and one of the Four Heroes. She is White Knight Leo's younger sister and Ronfar's former lover. Formerly, she was known for being kind and sensitive, but she has grown wrathful ever since she became the Red Priestess.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When Ronfar could not save Mauri from a deadly disease, Ronfar unknowingly gave the blood of Zophar to Mauri, which did save her but resulted in her current state.
- Cute Little Fangs / Fangs Are Evil: Definitely drawn as the first type, but they probably qualify for the second as well.
- The Dark Chick
- Demi Human: Beastwoman.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: Ronfar has to do this to save her from Zophar's influence.
- Knight Templar: Far more sinister than Leo.
- More accurate to call her Ax-Crazy, she'll go and burn everything in sight given the slightest reason, or for no reason, depending on the version.
- Power of Love: What Ronfar evokes to save her from Zophar's influence for good.
Hiro's grandfather, an archaeologist working in the desert.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Much more of an archaeologist and less of an adventurer than his grandson. But he tags along for an early dungeon, so that's saying something.
- Badass Grandpa
- Demi Human: He's a Beastman. Oddly enough, no one seems to comment on this, and the game never explains why his grandson, Hiro, is apparently a normal human.
- Eccentric Mentor
- Guest-Star Party Member: For the first trip to the Blue Spire.
- Parental Substitute: On one hand, Word of God explains that Gwyn isn't actually related to Hiro.
Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto (JP), Jonathon Esses (EN)
Team Pet Non-Human Sidekick of Lunar 1, back in a new role. He's older, wiser, and at least as snarky as before.
- Humanity Ensues
- Leitmotif: Nall's Theme.
- Taben's Peak could be considered a secondary theme of his.
- Multicolored Hair: In his human form; A gold streak in the middle of white that mirrors his kitty form.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's lived centuries at this point, but in his human form he looks like a teen.
- We Are as Mayflies: He has survived his friends from the original cast, and shows clear signs of missing them.
Head of the gypsy carnival that took in Jean. He acts as a father figure to her, and is more than willing to lend a hand to Hiro's party when they need it.
- Expy: Of Laike! The scruffy beard, the aloof fatherliness, the way he throws back his head when he laughs... In fact, he actually was Laike in early drafts of the story.
Mother of Lemina and the leader of the once-great Magic Guild of Vane.
The Fake Goddess Althena
Voiced by: Shiho Niiyama (JP), Katie Staeck (EN)
The entire first half of the game is, essentially, Lucia's pilgrimage to meet with this deity and ask for her help.
- Beauty Is Bad / Vain Sorceress: The whole reason she became a servant of Zophar, posed as the goddess Althena for him and became the figurehead of a fake church bent on destroying the world? Eternal youth and infinite beauty.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone calls her Althena. Her real identity is never mentioned.
- Genre Blindness: She's pretty much in a Deal with the Devil and expects to not get burned from.
- Leitmotif: Goddess of Lies
- Rapunzel Hair
Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (JP), John Truitt (EN)
A ghost from the past and one of Lunar 2's most pleasant surprises.
- Back from the Dead: Very definitely killed at the end of the first game and very definitely resurrected by Zophar this time around.
- The Chessmaster: Mere ham-tastic card-carrying villainy is not enough for ol' Ghaleon. He takes it to the next level by hanging many a lampshade and anticipating how other characters will behave. The fact that he's seen it from both sides probably helps."If there is a god of destiny, he is fond of plot twists...and so am I."
- Demoted to Dragon: After masterminding his own scheme in the prior game, now he must follow Zophar's orders and even make a show of obeying the fake Althena. He doesn't often show it, but he chafes under the restrictions.
- Good All Along: He's had a thousand years since the previous game to reconsider his actions. He keeps the villainous facade going for the majority of the game until the climax... where he then promptly reveals his true allegiance and asks Hiro to take up his sword.
- Large Ham: As ever! He really loves to emphasize some of his lines.
- Leitmotif: Ghaleon's Theme.
- Magic Knight: Notably brandishes a sword in this game.
- Spikes of Villainy
- Stealth Mentor: His boss battle helps Hiro and his friends unlock their full powers.
- Take Up My Sword: At the conclusion of his boss fight, he bequeaths his sword to Hiro, urging the young warrior to use it in the final battle against Zophar. Ghaleon soon perishes afterwards, finally at peace.
- Two-Faced: A good portion of the left side of his face is covered in crystalline-like wounds.
Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (JP), T. Owen Smith (EN)
The dark god whose battle with Althena laid waste to the Blue Star. Now he's making a comeback, with his sights set upon the Silver Star.
- Batman Gambit: In his first scene, Zophar invites Lucia to search for Althena. Later, Zophar instructs his servants to let Lucia proceed with her quest. He is betting that over time, Lucia will become too attached to her human friends to vaporize him when he goaded her to do it, since she would destroy the world in doing so.
- Big Bad
- Card-Carrying Villain: He is a dark god, after all.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Humanoid Abomination: As seen.
- Evil Laugh
- Evil Plan: Steal Althena's power and Take Over the World. Though destroying it isn't bad either.
- Evil Sounds Deep: The deepest baritone of the U.S. cast, thanks to studio magic.
- Final Boss
- God of Evil: He is a sower of discord who's powers drove humankind to destroy the Blue Star.
- Jackass Genie: In return for her servitude, Zophar promises to grant the fake Althena eternal beauty and youth. Instead, he turns her into a blue-skinned monster woman with a scorpion's body. In retrospect, maybe it was a bad idea to ask an Eldritch Abomination for something as subjective as beauty.
- Laughably Evil: In outtakes.
- Large Ham
- Leitmotif: Zophar's Theme
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Sculpted Physique
- Sissy Villain: If you can get past how disturbingly inhuman he looks in a human form, you might notice he also looks very androgynous. His main two hands during the second and third stages of his boss fight are particularly feminine and delicately manicured.