Characters: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Characters from Lunar: Eternal Blue/Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete - the second installment in Game Arts' RPG series, Lunar.
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 archeologist and is fascinated by stories of the valor of Dragonmaster Alex and other heroes of old.
- Accidental Pervert
- Adventurer Archaeologist
- Blow You Away
- 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
- Furo Scene: He gets one. Of course, Fanservice being Fanservice, Lucia walks in on him.
- The Hero: Obviously.
- 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.
- 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
- But Now I Must Go: But no one ever said anything about people not being able to follow.
- Crutch Character: As per the trope, initially a crutch.
- Shortly after she first appears, Zophar takes away most of her power. Afterwards 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 BSOD: 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
- 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.
- One gaming magazine described this scene as "97.3% of the reason why the game is a fantasy RPG."
- 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.
- Mysterious Waif
- No Social Skills
- 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.
- 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
- Breath Weapon: She breathes fire.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Hiro, not made any better by the fact he clearly prefers Lucia.
- Cute Little Fangs
- I Am Not Weasel
- I Knew It: An obvious one for those that played Silver Star first.
- Image Song: Love Love Funny.
- Our Dragons Are Different
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick
- Team Pet
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The biggest differences between Ruby and Nall? Ruby is pink and has a huge bow on her head.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Fish.
- We Are as Mayflies
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.
- 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: Ryōtarō Okiayu (JP), Ned Schuft (EN)
A gambler who seems to be unnaturally lucky at the game of dice. He's lazy, perverted 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
- Combat Medic
- The Gambler
- Handsome Lech
- Interspecies Romance: With Mauri.
- Leitmotif: Wine, Women and Song
- Loveable Rogue
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Oral Fixation
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
- Combat Stilettos: To go with her dancing dress.
- Dance Battler
- Dark and Troubled Past: Although she is a genuinely kind smiling woman, 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.
- Hot Gypsy Woman
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: The main reason she couldn't 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.
- 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
- Leitmotif: . 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
- Standard Status Effects
- Took a Level in Badass: From a dancer to a martial arts fighter,
- 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
- Catch Phrase
- Hair Decorations: Her hair ribbon.
- Fortune Teller
- Furo Scene: One of her bromides.◊
- Genki Girl
- Giant Waist Ribbon
- 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 pointed out how weird this looked.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Leitmotif: Holding On
- Miser Advisor
- Money Fetish: Another one of her bromides, showing her counting and polishing her coins in bed.
- 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 bills 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
- Badass Cape
- 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: 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
- Inspector Javert
- 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.
- 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 Gōri (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
- 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.
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. Which leads to...
- Who Wants to Live Forever?
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.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A genuine Reasonable Authority Figure, but she's a little quirky...
- Doting Parent: She adores Lemina.
- Eyes Always Shut
- Expy: Of Lemia, the original aging-but-still-pretty Guild mom.
- Nice Gal: She has nothing but kind things to say about everyone, including her own kidnapper.
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: Rokurō Naya (JP), John Truitt (EN)
A ghost from the past and one of Lunar 2's most pleasant surprises.
- Back from the Dead: In Eternal Blue.
- Demoted to Dragon
- Good All Along: He's had a thousand years since the previous game to reconsider his actions.
- Large Ham
- 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 powers.
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.
- Big Bad
- Climax Boss
- 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.
- Final Boss
- Genre Savvy: His whole plan was for Lucia to get a hold of Althena's power, and he apparently knew that after all of her time on the Silver Star she wouldn't be willing to kill the world to stop him.
- God of Evil:
- Hey, It's That Voice!: In retrospect; he's Slayer.
- 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.
- 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.
- Xanatos Gambit: He made sure the protagonists would survive so Lucia would take Althena's power and he could take it from her when she wasn't willing to destroy the Silver Star to stop him. If this didn't work, and they all died at some point before then, he'd still be free to do as he wished with the world. Ultimately subverted because the crux of he matter is a Batman Gambit namely based on Lucia's being too attached to her new friends to vaporize him when he goaded her to do it and later that she wouldn't have the self-confidence to break free.