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Characters: Ni No Kuni
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    Protagonists 

Oliver

Voiced by: Adam Wilson

A boy from the peaceful town of Motorville. Oliver led a simple life until he mischievously sneaked out at night to test his car with his friend, which in turn resulted in him falling into the river due to the White Witch's intervention. His mother luckily rescued him, but she suffered a heart attack right after.

Days later, Oliver meets Mr. Drippy after a Swiss Army Tears unseals him. He then tells Oliver about the truth regarding his mother, showing him an opportunity to save her by going to another world. Hesitant at first, Oliver takes on the adventure.


Drippy (シズク Shizuku)

Voiced by: Steffan Rhodri

A fairy from another world who was turned into a doll, which ended up in Oliver's hands by his mother. He's happy to guide Oliver around in order for him to defeat Shadar and bring peace.


  • British Accents: He's voiced with a feisty Welsh accent.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: His only use for battles is to support you by casting Tidy Tears (a healing spell that also gives you a defense boost). In cutscenes? Aside from the Pintsized Powerhouse entry, he can also catch up to a boat while running at full speed on top of water and carries heavy stuff for you.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Department of Redundancy Department: He introduces himself as the "Lord high lord" of the fairies
  • Demoted to Extra: Drippy used to be a party member that would fight alongside you in Jet-black Mage. In White Witch, he's your guide and offers advice on boss fights for a "Chance!" moment, and can randomly use his Tidy Tears skill during battle.
  • Dynamic Entry: They could have just gone through the backdoor from the Fairy Mother's entrance, but instead he opts to get shot out of a cannon straight into her mouth.
  • Exposition Fairy: He's your source of info, no matter how much Oliver annoys him for his lack of knowledge.
  • Funetik Aksent : It's strong enough the subtitles transcribe "Your" as "Youer" and "Our" as "Ouer", as well as other words.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He says "flipping" a lot.
  • The Lancer
  • Motor Mouth: Probably a weird case in the English version of the game, but he talks a little bit too fast. No wonder why Oliver is confused many times.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Though he doesn't fight alongside you, he did throw a boss' shield bigger than he is ten times over.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: If his title is more than a comedic affectation.
  • Sealed Good in a Can
  • Verbal Tic: Tidy! He also speaks with an incredibly Welsh accent and mannerisms.

Esther (マル Maru)

Voiced by: Lauren Mote

Daughter of the sage Rashaad of the other world and Myrtle's soul mate, she was robbed of a piece of her heart until Oliver mended Myrtle's family struggle. As thanks, she accompanies Oliver in his journey to defeat Shadar. Though she wishes to have some kind of good personal reason other than helping Oliver out...


Swaine/Gascon (ジャイロ Jairo)

Voiced by: Louis Tamone

A traveling thief who causes a few problems for Oliver until he joins his side. For some reason, he's concerned about reaching Hamelin and having a talk with the sage... He's in a personal turmoil about his younger brother not being himself. After a few hurdles, the two finally make peace once more.


Marcassin (ラース Lars)

Voiced by: Iain Mc Kee

The prince and therefore a Great Sage of Hamelin. Marcassin is at a complete loss due to his heart being deprived of its belief. Oliver and company aid him to recover his lost belief, and from there, he aids them in their adventure. He only joins them for real after a time has passed.


Pea

Voiced by: Lily Burgering

A mysterious girl whom only Oliver can see and speak too. She appears occasionally to warn him and give him assistance on his journey. She is actually a part of the White Witch.


     Antagonists 

White Witch/Cassiopeia (白き聖灰の女王 Shiroki seihai no jōu)

Voiced by: Jennifer Bryden

The titular villain who harbors great hatred towards Oliver due to him being the world's "Savior", and will do everything in her power to kill him. Was in fact daughter of the Wizard King, and after his death became the queen of Nazcaa at a very young age and spent most of it sheltered while the corrupt Zodiarch council run the kingdom. When she got older and saw the state of her kingdom, she created the spell of manna to try and save Nazcaa, but it ended up turning everyone but her into monsters that murdered each other, destroying Nazcaa and leaving her all alone. She now seeks to destroy the world and make it anew.


  • The Atoner: At the end of the game, she is horrified by all the evil acts she's done to the other world, and promises to make amends to everyone.
  • Bigger Bad: Gives orders to Shadar, and is responsible for the plot being set in motion to begin with via the death of Allie.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her Falling Star spell, as well as Nightshade.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: A very dark, unfunny variant. She spends most of the game talking to what turn out to figments of her imagination made real by her magic. Turns out to be a subversion, she's actually aware the things she's talking, outside of Shadar, aren't real, but spending hundreds of years alone took such a toll on her that she'll settle for having nearly anybody around as long she isn't alone.
  • Guest Star Party Member: She will join you for the final boss battle.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope
  • Light is Good: Her true form as Cassiopeia.
  • Light Is Not Good
    • Dark Is Evil: A lot of her abilities seem to be dark-based, in a bit of contrast.
    • Dark Is Not Evil: She uses those same dark-based attacks to help you fight the final boss.
  • Heel-Face Turn: After Pea joins back with her she realize the error of her ways.
  • Older than They Look: When she reverts back to her true self, she's still as young as she was ten thousand years ago.
  • One-Winged Angel: During the final battle, she turns into a leopard-type creature.
  • Orcus on His Throne
  • Physical God: She's easily the strongest thing in the setting. Considering she's immortal, can snap her fingers and affect things from across dimensions, cause worldwide zombie apocalypses singlehandedly in mere seconds and give figments of her imagination life and godlike power of their own without even intending it, it may not be too much of a stretch to call her this.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Although she doesn't have a twin as the trope suggests, her clothes change color depending on her emotion: Red for anger and Blue for calmness.
  • Reality Warper: Apus, the Zodiarch council, even Pea, are all figments of her imagination made real.
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: With terrible results on her part.
  • Sequential Boss: Technically, two forms out of three are her.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: All of the misery in the game can be traced back to her, and she was personally responsible for the death of Allie. But after the Manna catastrophe that she personally unleashed left her all alone, it's hard not to feel bad for her. It gets even harder when she breaks down crying after her One-Winged Angel form is defeated, and the face under her mask wears a broken, utterly helpless expression. It's easily one of the most pathetic, heartwrenching sights in the game, considering what she was like during 90 percent of the story.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Everyone doesn't realize she exists until about 90% a way through the main plot, as she sends Shadar to do all of her dirty work, and he never mentions her.
  • Unmoving Plaid: Her cloak has the entire galaxy!
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Believes that the world should be destroyed because its flawed.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When the party reveals that she can't just remake the world just because she doesn't like it, she goes berserk. After she is defeated in her One-Winged Angel form, she loses all composure and collapses into a sobbing wreck.
  • Voice of the Legion
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: All the many, many tragedies in her life have driven her into believing that the world isn't fixable and should be remade into something that wouldn't have the cataclysm of Nazcaa happen again.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Wields both dark and light magic.

Shadar/Lucien (ジャボー Jabō/Natius)

Voiced by: Brian Protheroe and Oliver Mason (as Lucien)

The Dark Djinn, who was dubbed "Executor", and charged with bringing destruction towards the other world by the White Witch.


The Zodiarchs

A council of twelve who serve the White Witch.


Gallus (Shazar)

Voiced by: Christopher Godwin

Tenth member of the Council of Twelve, he faithfully serves the White Which... or does he? In the DS version he was just a Bonus Boss, but the PS3 version expanded his role considerably... He turns out to be both the spirit of Cassiopeia's father, and hence the Wizard King himself, as well as the spirit of the Infinity Plus One Wand Astra. He's also the reason Oliver met Pea, making him the catalyst of most events in the game.

    Supporting Characters 

Allie/Alicia

Voiced by: Jo Wyatt

Oliver's mother. A kind woman who cares deeply for her child. She loses her life in a tragic accident and sets Oliver to go on a quest to save her.

In actuality, she is the Great Sage Alicia. As a small girl native to the Other World, she was saved by Shadar before he became evil. When he did, she spent years to become a sage, traveled back (forward?) in time, crossed dimensions to Earth and absorbed Shadar's other self's soul that he had cast off (Oliver) and gave birth to him as part of a plan to save Shadar.


King Tom XIV

Voiced by: Lewis Macleod

The Cat King of Ding Dong Dell. He assists Oliver in his journey after restoring a piece of heart he was missing. He, along with everyone else in his kingdom, is later turned into a monster by the manna, but is saved with the help of Pea.


Great Sage Rashaad

Voiced by: Colin Mac Farlane

A former Great Sage and father to Esther. He works as a Babana merchant in Al Mamoon and initially refuses to help Oliver stand up against Shadar, but warms up to him after he heals his brokenhearted daughter.


Queen Lowlah

Voiced by: Rachel Atkins

The queen of Al Mamoon.


Supreme Sage Solomon

A sage who lives within the Temple of Trials. He assists apprentice wizards and runs a competition called the Solosseum.


  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Little guy to his servant, Umbopa.
  • Jerkass: He doesn't have many nice things to say towards Oliver and Esther, or anyone in general.
  • Meaningful Name: According to some legends King Solomon was said to be able to tame and control Daemons, in the game Sage Solomon gives Ester an item that lets her do the same thing to get more familiars.
  • Older than They Look: He looks about as tall as Oliver, and almost looks around his age. However, he's old enough that he's trained Rashaad, Khulan, Marcassin and Alicia.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Well, we never see him in action. Regardless, if what everyone says is true, he should be pretty powerful.

Great Sage Khulan

Voiced by: Abigail Thaw

The Great Sage Khulan was once the queen of the Kingdom of Xanadu. After the Kingdom fell to Shadar, she became brokenhearted and proceeded to do the same to the people of Perdida.


Kublai

Voiced by: Mark Lewis Jones

The King of the Sky Pirates and master of Tengri, a winged Dragon. He was once a Fleet Commander in Xanadu.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a former commander of Xanadu's airborne division. Who knew?
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Boast: He's one of the few (or possibly, the only) people you encounter who isn't afraid of the very mention of Shadar, proclaiming that he'll show him what it means to face a "true adversary."
  • Cool Airship: The Iron Wyvern.
  • Emotional Bruiser: Oliver takes two parts of his heart over the course of the story.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Name's the Same: He's named after Kublai Khan, the founder of the Yuan Dynasty in China. His soulmate in the other world, Genghis, is named after the founder of Mongol Empire.
  • Red Baron: "King of the Sky Pirates."
  • Sky Pirate
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Khulan at first, of the 'commoner loving royalty' type. That is, until she points out that, since her city was destroyed, she's technically not queen anymore...

Horace/Horologium

A mysterious, ghostly boy who speaks to Oliver in riddles, and rewards him whenever he can figure them out. The player encounters him in various villages throughout the game.

A sidequest reveals that he was a part of the Nazcaan Council of Twelve, dubbed Gallus. He left the Council when he realized their true intentions.


Old Father Oak

Voiced by: Alexander Morton

A very old tree that lives in the Deep Dark Wood. He is one of the first people Oliver encounters in the other world. He assists Oliver by giving him his first spells and the Telling Stone, a compendium of knowledge.


Smiley n' Surly

Voiced by: Owain Rhys Davies (Smiley) and Matthew Gravelle (Surly)

Two faeries who are friends with Drippy. They put on a comedy routine in the Fairygrounds. They are also Drippy's informants, providing important news to him while he was dormant as a doll.


Phil

Voiced by: Max Cazier

Oliver's best friend. He has a hobby of making cars in his spare time. He is a hard working person, but tends to be stubborn and defensive.


  • Cool Car: The Philmobile. You can even obtain it for yourself in post-game!
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Implied with him and Oliver. One of the flashbacks implies that they originally weren't on equal terms, as Phil would occasionally pick on Oliver.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for the death of Oliver's mother and spends most of the time after the event depressed. He even loses his ambition, which causes a Nightmare to spawn in him.
  • Jerk Ass With A Heart Of Gold: shows a bit of a mean side from teasing Oliver and "Starey Mary", but he genuinely means well.
  • The Mechanic

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