Characters: Lunar: The Silver Star
Characters from the first games of Game Arts' flagship RPG
, including Lunar: The Silver Star
, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
, Lunar Legend
and Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
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)
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.
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)
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.
- Guest Star Party Member
- Hair Decorations: Her scarf.
- Evil Costume Switch, Go-Go Enslavement, Evil Is Sexy and 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
- 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
- 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.
Voiced by: Rei Sakuma (JP), Jackie Powers (EN, SSS), Spike Spencer (EN, Harmony)
A baby white dragon that hangs around Alex.
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.
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (JP), Lief Huckman (EN, SSS), Sam Riegel (EN, Harmony)
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.
- Anime Hair
- Black Mage
- Bratty Half-Pint: Subverted by the fact that, according to Japanese materials, he's 17 and by extension the second-oldest in the party! (Kyle has him beat at 18; Alex, Luna and Nall are 15, and Mia and Jessica are 16.)
- Crippling Overspecialization: Problem with specializing in thunder magic.
- Face-Heel Turn: He does one just before the group leaves for the Frontier. The rest of the group is less than pleased.
- Fake Defector: In Silver Star only, this is the case. He is easily brought back to the fold when he returns to them and reveals that he was actually trying to spy on Xenobia. While escaping her, he stole the Dragon helmet back from her for good measure.
- Heel-Face Turn: Does this after getting slapped by Mia and pounded into the ground by everyone else.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Hinted through the series, and his bio in the Silver Star Harmony official site notes that "he's simply a person without any confidence in himself". And it shows.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- The Lancer
- Image Song: Magical Weapon Nash
- Leitmotif: Modern Boy
- Love Makes You Evil: He says that he did aforementioned Face-Heel Turn in order to protect Mia.
- Reverse Mole: Late in the game, Xenobia turns Nash against the party. He claims to have done so out of his love for Mia.
- Shock and Awe: Nash's talent lies in his command of thunder-based magic.
- Squishy Wizard
- Standard Status Effects: Some of his spells inflict paralysis.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks highly of himself, and to a degree looks down on people that can't use magic. The fact he's not as good as he thinks he is even reflected in gameplay where, in both versions, he's widely regarded as the least useful of your major party members due his useless status effect spells and being the least reliable source of damage since he only uses thunder magic, so he's pretty useless against anything resistant to it.
- Useless Useful Spell: Has a bunch of status effect spells. Too bad they're useless as you can kill the enemies faster with attacks.
- Welcome Back, Traitor
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)
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.
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), John Haas (EN, SSS), Kyle Hebert (EN, Harmony)
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.
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.
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).
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.
One of the original Dragonmasters. Little else is known about him, and Alex wants to be just like him. Believed to have been killed.
- Determinator: Once fought Hell Mel for seven days straight until it finally ended in a draw and the two became best friends.
- Not Quite Dead: Alex later finds out that Dyne is still alive, laying low under the assumed name "Laike".
- 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)
The mayor of the great city of Meribia, and probably one of the physically strongest people in the land. Father of Jessica de Alkirk.
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.
- Black Magician Girl
- Brainwashed And Replaced
- 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 and 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.
A powerful magician who once fought alongside Dyne, but now works in the Vane magic guild with Lemia.
- 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 Grindary, and then tests its weapons on them when its finished.
- 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: Notes as one of the most powerful magicians in the world, with various highly destructive magics in his command.
- Magic Knight: Don't let his status and Bishōnen appearance fool you. He can get nasty with his sword.
- 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.
- Jerkass: Big time. You oppose him, he'll mock you to know end, especially if your losing.
- Guest Star Party Member
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (JP), Blake Dorsey (EN, SSS), Joe J. Thomas (EN, Harmony)
A traveler whom Alex and company frequently meet on their journey. He is an extremely skilled swordsman, and saves Alex's bunch once or twice from a couple of sticky situations.
The chief of the Prarie 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.
Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Melissa Gulden (EN, SSS)
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...
A genius inventor who lives as a recluse atop a tower. Laike is one of his closest, or perhaps only, friends.
Voiced by: Aya Hara (JP), Kathryn Kirk (EN, SSS), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN, Harmony)
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.
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.
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.
An inventor working for the Magic Emperor. He is working the Vile Tribe to death to finish his masterwork, the Grindery.
Magic Emperor (Ghaleon)
A man clad entirely in black armor who plans to rule Lunar.