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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.