Characters / Lunar: The Silver Star

Characters from the first game of Game Arts' flagship RPG series, Lunar: Lunar: The Silver Star and it's Updated Re-release's: Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, Lunar Legend and Lunar: Silver Star Harmony. All spoilers are unmarked.
    Main characters 

Alex Noah

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP, The Silver Star), Akira Ishida (JP, Silver Star Story and Harmony), Ashley Parker Angel (EN, SSS), Yuri Lowenthal (EN, Harmony)

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The main protagonist of Lunar: The Silver Star. An ambitious young boy from the village of Burg on Caldor Island, who dreams of becoming a hero just like his idol, Dragonmaster Dyne.

Luna Noah

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP, The Silver Star), Kyoko Hikami (JP, Siver Star Story and Harmony), Rhonda Gibson (EN, Silver Star (Story)), Danielle Judovits (EN, Harmony)

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Alex's childhood friend, who has lived in Burg with him for as long as she can remember. She is well known for her extraordinary singing voice.
  • Ascended Extra: In the Sega CD game, Luna leaves the party before the trip to Meribia, returns home, and doesn't have a role until she gets kidnapped and turned into evil Althena. In Silver Star Story and the other remakes, she stays in the party for longer but the outcome is much the same.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens to her in the middle of the game by the Magic Emperor.
  • Brown Note: Two of her songs in the Sega CD version, Supersonic and Destruction, are attack spells. Outside of gameplay, The remakes have her sing songs that brainwash the Four Dragons when she becomes Althena.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In the original version, she is prone to fits of jealousy. She seems highly possessive of Alex.
  • Guest Star Party Member
  • Hair Decorations: Her scarf.
  • Evil Costume Switch / Go-Go Enslavement / Evil Is Sexy / Stripperiffic: Her costume switch after being kidnapped and brainwashed by the Magic Emperor falls under all of these. Eternal Blue references it in haiku: "Heavenly bodies / Eyes gaze upwards in rev'rence / Goddess in a thong"
  • I Am Who?
  • Informed Ability: Her singing, at least in the English version, is not nearly as good as the game would like us to believe.
  • Leitmotif: Luna's LaLa Song. Normally sung by herself, though it's also played by Alex on the ocarina both in-game and in the BGM. It's the song you're going to hear peppered throughout the game the most, besides the theme for the game itself.
    • It's such an iconic song that it even returns in several songs in the sequel, even though Luna is only present in the game in the form of a message she left behind.
  • Magic Music: Her songs have magical effects.
  • Mysterious Waif
  • Nice Hat: She gets some awesome headgear when she awakens as the Goddess.
  • Pretty in Mink: The white fur trim on the hem of her skirt, and the silver fur cape she wears on the back of the original Sega CD game case.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Averted. Luna can be coy with her feelings, but she's generally more grumpy and willful than shy.
  • Stripperiffic: when in Goddess form. A stark contrast to her human form, which is never seen in anything but modest clothing, even in bromides.
  • Team Mom
  • Tsundere: very slight tendencies.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She is one of the only characters in the first game who doesn't have a "normal" hair color.

Nall

Voiced by: Rei Sakuma (JP), Jackie Powers (EN, SSS), Spike Spencer (EN, Harmony)

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A baby white dragon that hangs around Alex.

Ramus

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (JP), Nancy Davis (EN, SSS), Bryce Papenbrook (Harmony)

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Another of Alex's childhood friends, though he's not quite as big on adventure as he is with dreams of making money. This doesn't sit well with his father, who is the village elder and hates the fact that Ramus always has his head in the clouds and never goes out and actually does anything.
  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Played straight until the very end right before the final battle, when Ramus finally lets you take what you want from his store for free.
  • Big Fun
  • Call to Adventure: He's the caller for Alex.
  • Guest Star Party Member
  • Identical Grandson: His descendant, who appears one thousand years later in Eternal Blue. He's completely identical to Ramus the First, down to the name and clothes.
  • Lovable Coward
  • Miser Advisor
  • Muggle: Ramus is the only playable character in the game who can't use magic, and he gives this as the reason why he stays behind in Meribia when Alex and friends travel to the magic city of Vane.
  • Wealthy Ever After
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He canonically has brown hair, but for some reason (likely color limitations on the Sega CD and nostalgia on the PSX), he has blue hair in his overworld sprites.

Nash Rumack

Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (JP), Lief Huckman (EN, SSS), Sam Riegel (EN, Harmony)

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A student at the Vane magic academy. He believes himself to be one of the best, but his cocky attitude turns off his peers quite often. He is attracted to Mia, daughter of the guildmaster.

Mia Ausa

Voiced by: Yoko Asada (JP), Jackie Powers (EN, SSS), Heather Hogan Watson (EN, Harmony)

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The shy daughter of Lemia Ausa. Nash has his eyes on her, but she doesn't tend to think of him as a love interest.

Jessica de Alkirk

Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa (JP), Melissa Gulden (EN, SSS), Michelle Ruff (EN, Harmony)

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A priestess-in-training at the Shrine of Althena, but a bit more hot-headed than most. She and Kyle are in a Slap-Slap-Kiss relationship of sorts.

Kyle

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), John Haas (EN, SSS), Travis Willingham (EN, Harmony)

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The leader of a gang of bandits that "protect" the Katarina-Marius border. Like his girlfriend Jessica, he's a bit of a hot-head.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Jessica.
  • The Big Guy: Most HP and strongest physical attack in the game.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The first time you meet him, his own lackeys have locked him in the Drunk Tank; he's completely toasted and basically comes across as a big joke. The second time however... Well, ok he lures in a bunch of monsters by wearing an ugly and unconvincing Wholesome Crossdresser disguise and pretty much hamming it up. THEN he drops the act and proceeds to mop the floor with them.
  • The Drunken Bandit: His girlfriend storms out after a shouting match; he goes on an epic bender. The party nearly drowns; he gets into a drinking contest (it has plot significance, though). Alex goes off on a solo quest; he's sloshed when everyone reconvenes. The end of the world is imminent; he intends to go out in a drunken haze (until Jess convinces him otherwise.)

    Allies 

The Goddess Althena

The primary deity of Lunar. After the Blue Star was laid to waste by a battle between Althena and Zophar, the goddess gathered what was left of humanity and moved them to the Silver Star, a dead world until it was brought to life by Althena's power. Since then, she has been watching over this new world, which was named Lunar, with the help of her four dragons and her champion, the Dragonmaster.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Her eventual decision to stop her cycle of reincarnation (and, by extension, her immortality) is based on this.

Quark

Voiced by: Yusaku Yara (JP), Hal Delahousse (EN, Silver Star (Story)), David Lodge (EN, Harmony)

The White Dragon of Althena, and the last surviving (and sane) member of the Dragon Tribe (until Ghaleon kills him).

Tempest

Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Chad Letts (EN, SSS), Roger Craig Smith (Harmony)

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The chief of the Prairie Tribe. At first, he doesn't get along very well with Alex for having mercy on a liar. After Alex proves his skill as a warrior, however, he becomes an ally who is willing to offer his assistance whenever the party needs it.

Fresca

Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Melissa Gulden (EN, SSS), Kate Higgins (Harmony)

Tempest's lover, rarely seen apart from him. The two are already planning on starting a family: Tempest wants a dozen kids, but Fresca would prefer a modest eight or nine...

Myght

Voiced by: Yusaku Yara (JP), Dean Williams (EN, SSS), Christopher Corey Smith (EN, Harmony)

A genius inventor who lives as a recluse atop a tower. Laike is one of his closest, or perhaps only, friends.

     The Four Heroes 
A four-person team of warriors who stood against the minions of the Vile Tribe to protect the goddess Althena long ago.

Dragonmaster Dyne

Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (JP), Blake Dorsey (EN, SSS), Joe J. Thomas (EN, Harmony)

One of the original Dragonmasters and Alex idol. Believed to have been killed. He is introduced to Alex as "Laike", a traveler whom Alex and company frequently meet during their journey. He is an extremely skilled swordsman, and saves Alex's bunch once or twice from a couple of sticky situations.

  • Badass Beard: The beard emphasizes both his skill and his worldliness. It also provides a good disguise.
  • Brought Down to Badass: He gave up his Dragonmaster powers, but retained his extraordinary swordsmanship.
  • Crutch Character: A rare case of a late game example. He's maxed out, is really powerful and tough despite his equipment being garbage for that point in the game, and can make four moves/attacks in one turn. In the remakes he's just maxed out with no special tricks.
  • Determinator: Once fought Hell Mel for seven days straight until it finally ended in a draw and the two became best friends.
  • Eccentric Mentor: He seems mercurial and almost incapable of taking anything seriously, but he does have good advice to offer.
  • Guest Star Party Member
  • Nice Hat
  • Posthumous Character: Dyne is belived to be dead long before the game even began. Subverted as it's revealed to be Laike.
  • Recurring Traveler
  • Retired Badass: Surprise! He's Dyne. That speaks for itself.
  • Small Steps Hero: Surviving members of the Four Heroes tell stories about Dyne's dedication to doing what's right, no matter what...to the point that he took time out to save a drowning puppy while his band was on their way to save a town from invasion.

Master Mel de Alkirk (Hell Mel)

Voiced by: Yusaku Yara (JP), Keith Lack (EN, SSS), Christopher Corey Smith (EN, Harmony)

The mayor of the great city of Meribia, and probably one of the physically strongest people in the land. Father of Jessica de Alkirk.

Lemia Ausa

Voiced by: Aya Hara (JP), Dixie Garrett (EN, SSS), Kate Higgins (EN, Harmony)

The chief maiden of the Vane magic guild and mother of Mia Ausa.
  • Brainwashed And Replaced
  • Brought Down to Normal: It's heavily implied (if not outright stated) that her extended brainwashing/imprisonment at the hands of Ghaleon and Xenobia has pretty much completely sapped all of her magical powers, and very many (Lemia included) are unsure she'll ever even recover any of them for as long as she lives. Her resulting physical health was also implied to be pretty dire, though that at least seems to have taken an upturn. Still, harsh.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Her attitude towards Nash at the end. Although she still cares about him, she makes it crystal clear that he will have to work his butt off to earn back her trust.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: The instruction manual mentions that she's been acting a little out of character. It doesn't, of course, give away the reason but to quote the English language manual: "Could it be menopause...or madness".
  • An Ice Person / Playing with Fire: Like mother, like daughter.
  • It's All My Fault: Lemia is a little too hard on herself. She feels that she's to blame for the fall of the sky city Vane from the sky. This is what convinces her to resign her position as mistress of the guild and quietly go into retirement.
  • Lady of Black Magic

Ghaleon

Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (JP), Kiyoyuki Yanada (JP, SSS), John Truitt (EN, SSS), Troy Baker (EN, Harmony)

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A powerful magician who once fought alongside Dyne, but now works in the Vane magic guild with Lemia. He is revealed to be the Magic Emperor, a man clad entirely in black armor who plans to rule Lunar.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the remakes, where he's turned into a Well-Intentioned Extremist, as opposed to his motives being Rage Against the Heavens, and also cuts some of worse Kick the Dog moments such as kidnapping villagers to work on the Grindery, and then tests its weapons on them when its finished.
  • A God Am I: Ghaleon did try to become an omnipotent being by hijacking the power of Althena.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: Both on his final boss armor for Silver Star Story, and the armor he wears when he returns in Eternal Blue.
  • The Archmage: Noted as one of the most powerful magicians in the world, with various highly destructive magics in his command.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Lunar.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Climax Boss: Has his own unique battle theme, and throws really flashy attacks, and is the strongest enemy in both versions.
  • Crutch Character: All versions, when you get him briefly. He's maxed out, so he has a ton of HP and deal more damage with or without his magic staff than Alex can with his current weapons at the point in the game you have him, and his magic will pretty much end a fight instantly.
  • Evil Laugh: When acting as the "Magic Emperor".
  • Fallen Hero: He's one of the Four Heroes and presumably lived up to the "hero" part in the past (particularly seen in Silver Star Harmony). No longer.
  • Genre Savvy
  • Guest Star Party Member
  • Jerkass: Big time. You oppose him, he'll mock you to no end, especially if you're losing.
  • Large Ham
  • Leitmotif: Magic Emperor Ghaleon.
  • Nice Hat: In his premier regalia.
  • Obviously Evil: Toned up in the remakes with a Scare Chord following his introduction, despite him being significantly less evil in the remakes.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the original, after you defeat him the first time and leave him for dead in a pool of his own blood (seriously), he comes back five minutes later and turns into a demon.
  • Pet the Dog: He has a garden of pixies, who think he is a genuinely good human. Doesn't it just warm the heart?
    • Its less of one in the original when the pixies mention the garden is a Gilded Cage and think he's out of his gourd.
      • Actually, in the remakes, one or two of the pixies will still express the same sentiment - Ghaleon still had them kidnapped and locked up, albeit in a pretty garden. One notes that he treats them like prized trophies in a display case.
  • Sanity Slippage: Big time in the original game. Rage Against the Heavens is one thing, but he's so pissed that decides to involve numerous innocent lives in what basically boils down him having a person grudge. Most anybody that doesn't work for him notes he's crazy.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His final boss outfit.
  • Tin Tyrant: Despite the fact that he specializes in magic.
  • Villain with Good Publicity
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In the remake. He believes humanity can't survive without a deity watching over them, and he sees Althena's choosing to give up her powers and become mortal as abandoning the people of Lunar to inevitable ruin. His plan is to either become a god himself, or failing that at least force Althena to resume her role.

    The Vile Tribe 

Xenobia

Voiced by: Aya Hara (JP), Kathryn Kirk (EN, SSS), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN, Harmony)

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A powerful sorceress who leads the Vile Tribe and assists the Magic Emperor. She and her followers were banished to the Frontier for standing against Althena.

Royce

Voiced by: Machiko Toyoshima (JP), Jennifer Stigile (EN, SSS), Kate Higgins (EN, Harmony)

A remake-only character. A fortune-teller who works out of the Bazaar of the Bizarre in Meribia. She and her "sister" Phacia are actually refugees of the Vile Tribe, working directly under Xenobia.

Phacia

Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Paula Angel (EN, SSS), Michelle Ruff (EN, Harmony)

Another remake character. She is a priestess at the Shrine of Althena on the Katarina region of the mainland. She, along with her "sister" Royce hold their jobs to disguise their true nature as members of the Vile Tribe.
  • Anti-Villain: She sincerely wants to improve the lives of the Vile Tribe, who were banished long time ago to the barren frontier.
  • Because You Were Nice To My People: Phacia's Heel–Face Turn happens because she witnesses Alex and the party help an injured member of the Vile Tribe during their trek through the frontier. That act convinces her that her people will be more likely to see their lives improved if Alex wins than if Ghaleon does.
  • Hair Decorations: Even evil girls like their hair ribbons, apparently.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Notice how she's the only one of the three sisters who isn't wearing something Stripperiffic. Now, which one do you think ends up doing the Heel–Face Turn?
  • The Hecate Sisters: Mother
  • Heel–Face Turn: She later betrays her sisters to let the heroes fight against the Magic Emperor.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Surprisingly averted, despite the very blatant set-up for one at the Grindery. Shortly before you reach the top, Phacia appears, injured, to help break the seal on the door leading to where Luna awaits, revealing she believes Ghaleon has used them and wishes to aid Alex's cause. Royce and Xenobia appear as well, and express their disappointment in Phacia, who urges you to press on ahead while she holds them off... and disappears with them in a noisy flash of light. Except, after you've defeated Ghaleon and rescued Luna, you later run into her in Meribia - with no explanation of how she survived, or mention of her now-dead sisters - where she discusses her plans of helping the Vile Tribe find a newer, happier life somewhere on Lunar.

Taben

An inventor working for the Magic Emperor. He is working the Vile Tribe to death to finish his masterwork, the Grindery.
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Plot Irrelevant Villain : Well, mostly irrelevant. He does create the Grindery, and pits you against Magical Weapon Nash, thus reuniting Nash with your party. Still, he contributes virtually nothing else to the plot, to the point where Ghaleon or Xenobia may as well have been responsible for that.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Shows up when the Grindery starts moving and vanishes from the plot without a trace.

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