Class: LordThe hero of March of the Black Queen. Originally just a warrior that Warren chooses to lead the rebellion to free the land of Xenobia from the clutches of The Empire. He gathered many allies and liberated the land, and in the Canon ending, surrendered the throne to the rightful heir, Prince Tristan. He then left to Palatinus, in order to investigate the activities of Lodis. There, he helped out Magnus Gallant and his own Revolution, and later left to Nirdam to liberate it from Lodis.Tropes associated with Destin:
- Abdicate the Throne: In the canonical (World) ending, Destin has the necessary support to become king, but refuses the throne and leaves it to Tristan, instead leaving the continent and going to Palatinus.
- BFS: He uses two-handed swords in Person of Lordly Caliber.
- Badass Teacher: To Magnus in Person of Lordly Caliber.
- Big Good: Arguably fulfills this role in Person of Lordly Caliber, since he provides military support to the Revolutionary Army when it's still in its foundling stages, deals with the powerful Ogres so the Revolutionary Army doesn't have to, takes on the Big Bad Richard to buy time for the heroes, and is potentially the person who tries to stop Magnus in a low Chaos Frame route.
- Canon Name: Unnamed in his own game, but given his canonical name in Person of Lordly Caliber.
- Final Boss: in Person of Lordly Caliber, if you do it right.
- The Chosen One
- The Hero
- Knight Errant: The sequel paints Destin as this — a hero wandering the lands, looking for Tyrannies to topple.
- La Résistance
- Magic Knight: Some versions of him in March of the Black Queen, and some more than others. Can use low-level magic when he's in the back row in Person of Lordly Caliber.
- Meaningful Name: Destin is french for Destiny.
- Previous Player-Character Cameo: In Person of Lordly Caliber.
- Purely Aesthetic Gender: The only effect that gender has on the game is that it causes a couple of good endings to go differently; the most important such difference is that the male Destin can marry Rauny (Hierophant ending) and the female Earwind can marry Tristan (Priestess ending) to unite the kingdom.
- The Cape: In Person of Lordly Caliber, he's shown to canonically be an unwavering paragon of justice.
- Worthy Opponent: Richard the Dragonheart in Person of Lordly Caliber views him as one.
Class: KnightA Knight from Xenobia, and a good friend of Warren. He is the first ally Destin recruits, and backs the Liberation Army to the very end.When the Holy Sword Brynhildr is stolen, Lanselot is sent by King Tristan to the land of Valeria in order to retrieve it from the Dark Knights, under the guise that they're exiled. He meets up with Denam, becoming his first mentor, and enlists in the Walister Resistance. Unfortunately, during the attack at Rhime, he is captured by the Dark Knights, and tortured to the point of insanity, leaving him unable to walk or speak. The Kingdom of Xenobia lists him as "MIA" due to this.Tropes associated with Lanselot:
- BFS: His Xenobia Sword is at least as tall as him, and is one of the more powerful swords you can get in Tactics Ogre: LUCT.
- Knight in Shining Armor
Class: WizardA Seer from Xenobia that envisioned the successful liberation of the continent of Xenobia. This vision brings him to seek out Destin Faroda to lead the revolution. He stays with him until the very end of the game, and is one of Destin's most trusted allies.Warren accompanies Lanselot on his mission to retrieve the Holy Sword, Brynhildr. Warren escapes the attack on Rhime, but becomes ill soon after, bedridden for the remainder of the game. During Denam's last battle, underneath Eden, Warren teleports Denam and his army away from the pull of the Chaos Gate, getting pulled in himself. He, like Lanselot, is listed 'MIA'.Tropes associated with Warren:
- Badass Grandpa
- Big Damn Heroes: In the last scenario of Tactics Ogre...
- Heroic Sacrifice: ...which leads to one of these.
- Wizard Beard
Class: EaglemanAn Eagle Man from the Charlom District of Xenobia. He's reluctant to join the Liberation Army at first, due to his best friend, Gilbert, being on the opposing side. Once Destin gives him the Wings of Liberty, it reminds him of how things used to be, and he joins the army with the intent to convince Gilbert of his wrongs.Canopus is one of the men chosen to retrieve the Brynhildr from the Dark Knights. He is the first character to join Denam's army, and acts as a guide to him during much of the game, giving helpful advice and acting as the peace keeper between Denam and Catiua.Tropes associated with Canopus:
- Berserk Button: Calling him "Chicken Man" or "Duck" is just enough to piss him off.
- Blow You Away: Gains wind skills in Tactics Ogre as he levels up.
- Hot-Blooded: Canopus has a tendency to get rather fired up during battles.
- Red Baron: "Wind Rider"
- Shout-Out: His class in the PSP Tactics Ogre is called 'Vartan', an allusion to a much more famous winged guy: Prince Vultan.
- Winged Humanoid
Class: Beast TamerBeast Tamer and governor of the Charlom District. He turns over to the Empire in order to protect the people of Charlom from the Empires oppression, an act that infuriates his friend Canopus. He's eventually beaten, and is spared from execution thanks to Canopus' interference. Gilbert then joins the Xenobian revolution, and later he accompanies Destin to Palatinus.He also later returns in one of the bad ends of Tactics Ogre, whereas he informs Tristan about the upcoming invasion of Lodis to Valeria.Tropes associated with Gilbert:
- Anti-Villain: As an enemy. Gilbert's only reason to oppose the rebellion is to protect the people of Charlom from further oppression of the Empire.
- Bald of Awesome
- Mayfly–December Romance: Canopus' sister Yulia is romantically interested at him. Not only do the bird people live longer than humans, Gilbert is also already 30 years her senior. Might go to Ugly Guy, Hot Wife, but they're not married yet.
- The Lancer: to Destin in Person of Lordly Caliber.
- Whip It Good: Beastmaster and all.
Deneb Rhode / Rove
Class: WitchThe only character to appear in every game in the series, a Hot Witch who's keen with research about Pumpkin Heads. She starts out as an enemy who's given a place for research for her Pumpkin Heads in the Xytegenian Empire, causing havoc to the locals. She's beaten out by the rebellion, and depending on the player's actions, she may either get executed or spared. If spared, she may ask for some things later and can even join the team.Canonically, she is spared, because she managed to move to Valeria and opened a store selling a lot of rare items. If Denam bought a lot of orbs, she will offer to join Denam's platoon.Tropes associated with Deneb:
- Charm Person: Though all witches have this power in Knight of Lodis, she has a special version called "Temptation", which has double the chance of working.
- Evil Is Sexy: Discussed if you spare her in March of the Black Queen. Several characters will chew you out and say that you just spared her because she was hot stuff.
- Heel–Face Turn: She isn't nearly as evil in Let Us Cling Together, and has abandoned her Pumpkin Head experimentation.
- Hot Witch: On a whole different level than the standard witch. As Knight of Lodis puts it, "A Witch and THE Witch, Deneb, are totally different, as different as pumpkin and squash! Do you understand how different they are? Don't get confused!"
- Mad Scientist: As far as Pumpkin Heads go.
- Ms. Fanservice: THE Ms. Fanservice of the Ogre series.
- Playing with Fire: Deneb can come with lots of Fire-based equipments in Let Us Cling Together, depending on the things you sold on her.
- Say It with Hearts: The majority of her dialogue in both Tactics Ogre. She even winks when casting a spell.
- Summon Magic: She can use this Knight of Lodis.
Class: KnightThe head of the Royal Knights of Xenobia, Ashe was accused of killing King Gran's family. In fact he was framed, but he refused to defend himself as punishment for his failure. He is rescued from prison by Destin and joins his army to free Xenobis.
Class: Beast Tamer
- Only in It for the Money: Will only join if you pay him quite a lot of Goth.
- Whip It Good: Like Gilbert.
Class: ShamanA priestess from Island Avalon, daughter of High Priest Foris, who got killed by Dark Knight Gares. She wants revenge and when offered to join the revolution, she did with gusto. She later follows Destin to Palatinus.Tropes associated with Aisha:
- You Killed My Mother: To Gares.
Class: ShamanFormerly a High Monk from a region in Xenobia, she got demoted into a warden in Diaspola. She is the lover of Quass Debonair, and she didn't take rumors of his death well, and started opposing the rebellion just so she could be with Debonair in death. However, Destin convinced her that Debonair is still alive and she ends up defecting to the rebellion. She is reunited with Debonair for the remainder of the rebellion, but gets left behind when Debonair traveled to Palatinus with Destin.Tropes associated with Norn:
- Death Seeker: When she fought you.
- Fallen High Priestess
- Together in Death: What she thought she'd be later. You can convince her otherwise.
Class: MuseThe daughter of Highland's Lord Hikash Vinzalf and the first female Paladins. She is first found hiding in the Valley of Kastro, after running off from a forced wedding from the nefarious Baron Apros, and gets rumored to be a half-woman half-scorpion. She enlists herself to the rebellion and eventually confronts Apros in the wedding place, Malano, although she's accompanied with Prince Tristan himself. She later ends up confronting her father, besting him in combat and tearfully bidding him farewell. At the end of the rebellion, she marries Tristan and became the Queen of Xenobia.Tropes associated with Rauny:
- Blade on a Stick
- Dark Horse Victory: She's a candidate for the throne in her own right, in one ending.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Called the 'First Female Paladin', but her class is an upgraded Valkyrie (Muse).
- Happily Married: With Tristan in the end.
- The High Queen: In the end.
- Lady of War: One of the most glaring examples in the Ogre series.
- Rebellious Princess
- Runaway Bride: At first.
Class: MageA former pupil of Sage Rashidi who rebelled against his master's evil's ways. As a result, he got petrified by his fellow student Albeleo. The rebellion under Destin Faroda restored his status and he joined the rebellion, fighting against Albeleo and later Rashidi himself. After the rebellion ended, Saradin followed Destin to Palatinus.Tropes associated with Saradin:
- Badass Grandpa: He can out-badass Warren in terms of magic!
- Defector from Decadence: Turned against his master Rashidi.
- Mr. Exposition: In Person of Lordly Caliber, often explaining netherworldly things.
- Taken for Granite: First time you meet him.
- Wizard Beard
Tristan Zenobia / Pheryx Tristan Xenobia
Class: GeneralThe Prince of Xenobia. He was spared from the massacre of the Royal Family, went hiding and after one Gaiden Game, he eventually stationed himself in the City of Malano, trying to strike against Baron Apros, a traitor to Xenobia Kingdom. He joins the rebellion and fought in various battles, despite learning that his mother got killed. At the end of the rebellion, he is crowned the King of Xenobia, known as White King, and also got to marry the Paladin Rauny, but regretted that Destin had to go to Palatinus rather than continuing to be in service of the Kingdom (though there is no choice).Unfortunately, years later, the Xenobian treasure, the Holy Sword Brynhildr, got stolen by the Dark Knights Loslorien, thus Tristan sent out Lanselot, Warren and Canopus, along with two Holy Knights, Mirdyn and Gildas, to retrieve the sword under the guise that they're exiled.Tropes associated with Tristan:
- Abdicate the Throne: In some endings, he could abdicate the throne for Destin while he's the one to go to Palatinus.
- Happily Married: With Rauny in some endings.
- Moral Dissonance: In the Hanged Man Ending, he assassinates Destin out of the blue to ensure that he won't have any rivals for the throne. This is utterly inconsistent with his morality and actions in any other ending.
- Warrior Prince: He's a Prince all right, and he's still one of the best units in the game.
- The Wise Prince
Class: CherubimThe Head Angel sent from heaven to recover her fallen sister. Yushis is imprisoned by Rashidi and freed by Destin. Sadly she is forced to kill her Death Seeker sister, and joins Destin in taking down Rashidi.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: According to the "World" ending, became Head Angel, and later became a god herself. What this means or how this works, though, is never explained.
- Light Is Good: Well, she is an angel.
- Light 'em Up: Her Banish attack, and if you upgrade her into a Seraph, Jihad.
Class: GeneralOne of the 4 Devas (Generals), of the Empire. Destin first fights him in Xenobia, where he shows him how corrupt the Empire is. Debonair returns to confront the Empress and gets jailed and tortured as a traitor. Destin frees him with Norn's help, and he joins the rebellion. Later confronts and kills his friend and former fellow Deva, Figaro, who was loyal to the empire despite the corruption.Later, he joins Destin as he heads to fight Lodis.
Slust the Red
Class: DragoonOne of the legendary three High Knights of the first Ogre Battle. Slust defeated the monsters, insuring mankind's dominion on earth. He was made immortal by the gods, given rulership of a flying Island. Rashidi put a charm on him to have him fight Destin, but Destin snapped him out of it. Slust joined the rebellion after.
Fenril of Ice
Class: DragoonOne of the legendary three High Knights of the first Ogre Battle. Fenril defeated the monsters, insuring mankind's dominion on earth. She was made immortal by the gods, given rulership of a flying Island. Rashidi put a charm on her to have her fight Destin, but Destin snapped her out of it. Fenril joined the rebellion after.She was entrusted with the ownership of the Holy Sword Brynhildr, which would become a national treasure to Xenobia when she handed it down to Tristan after the rebellion. But then, the Dark Knights Loslorien stole it...
- All-Loving Hero: Was ordered to leave behind the mortals at the conclusion of the Ogre Battle, but left behind Brunhild so the humans could contact her if they ever needed her help again.
- Cool Sword: Brunhild, the Chaos Gate-opening holy sword which is required for the best ending in March of the Black Queen and a crucial MacGuffin in Let Us Cling Together.
- Genius Bruiser: Implied. She has a very high Intelligence stat, and comparatively much higher than the other Dragoons.
- Lady of War: Possibly the greatest in the series.
Class: DragoonOne of the legendary three High Knights of the first Ogre Battle, and the most powerful. Fogel defeated the monsters, insuring mankind's dominion on earth. He was made immortal by the gods, given rulership of a flying Island. At one point fought and killed a powerful and supposed invincible dragon, but after his victory was cursed with dragon-like appearance. Rashidi put a charm on him to have her fight Destin, but Destin snapped him out of it. Fogel joined the rebellion after. Remains cursed after the game's ending.
- Badass Boast: Gives this one right as he joins you:"Come! Let us show this Rashidi what true power is!"
- Break the Haughty: Was once a bombastic, proud warrior... until he's cursed with his dragon form.
- Mighty Glacier: Like the other Dragoons, he may not be as fast as the Generals, but has much better defenses and hits very hard.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Because really, what's cooler than a dragon knight?
Class: DevilOne of the demonic generals of the Ogre Battle, defeated by Slust, Fenril, and Fogel, he was sealed in a castle. Rashidi sought to free him.
- Colony Drop: He can drop meteors on the enemy.
- Deal with the Devil: Offers this to you if your alignment is really low. If you accept, he joins your army. This gives you a very bad reputation.
- Demonic Possession: He possesses Destin and conquers the world in your name if you finish with 25% or less alignment.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: He's quite high up on the Netherworld totem pole.
- Drop the Hammer: Sanscion, a powerful Earth-aligned hammer, is credited to him in other games, despite his standard Demon sprite being forced to use a Scythe instead.
Class: Dark PrinceSon of Empress Endora.
- Actually a Doombot: If the first two Gares fought by the player weren't these, the unending hordes of him fought at Zeteginea most definitely are.
- An Axe to Grind: Fights with an enormous double-bladed axe.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Fancies himself quite the villain and is very threatening for most of the story, but in reality he's nothing without Rashidi—and in the end, he's nothing to Rashidi.
- Black Knight: Wears menacing black armor, complete with Horns of Villainy.
- Face–Heel Turn: Was once a warm-hearted person before Rashidi got to him.
- Recurring Boss: Fought three times during the story—four, if you count all the clones of him you face in Zeteginia.
- The Dragon: To Rashidi.
- The Heavy: Is the most active antagonist in the story, fought at the Island of Avalon, Shangrila, Zeteginea, and Temple Shalina. He's also responsible for lots of bad things that happen offscreen, like killing Aisha's mother, framing Ashe, and wiping out the Paladins of the Highlands.
Class: Black QueenEmpress of the Sacred Xytengian Empire and Queen of Hyland before that and the titular "Black Queen" of the game's name. The central villain of the story.
- Big Bad: The ruler of The Empire and the main adversary of the game. Rashidi, however, is responsible for her fall into evil.
- God Save Us from the Queen!
- Face–Heel Turn: Once, she was a benevolent ruler. Until the other kingdoms invaded and Rashidi came knocking...
- We Can Rule Together: If you attack Endora with a group that doesn't have the Opinion Leader or Debonair in it, Endora will offer to let the group join her. You can actually say "Yes," in which case you lose the group permanently!
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: At first, she was just trying to defend Hyland and the other kingdoms from invasion, so she made a deal with Rashidi. Of course, the good intentions kind of went by the wayside.
Class: WisemanOne of "The Five Heroes" who helped form the kingdoms of Xytengia, Rashidi soon fell to evil after that, and lusts for the "Black Diamond", an artifact of extreme power.
- The Antichrist: Some divine characters, like Danika, point out that Rashidi is the one destined to bring about the Second Ogre Battle.
- A God Am I: Reborn in the body of a demi-god.
- Big Bad: He's responsible for Endora's fall, and takes center stage in the last level, after her defeat.
- The Corrupter: Brought the once fair Queen Endora and her son Gares into evil, and was responsible for Mizal's fall by manipulating her love for him.
- Evil Sorceror
- Fallen Hero
- Hijacked by Ganon: He goes unmentioned throughout all of Person of Lordly Caliber. The last cutscene implies he was behind everything.
- The Man Behind the Man: He's been manipulating Endora's rise to support his own agenda.
- Super Empowering: Gares' powers and abilities were given to him by Rashidi.
- We Can Rule Together: If a group that fights Rashidi doesn't have the Opinion Leader, Saradin, Tristan, or Yushis in it, Rashidi will offer to let them join him. Surprisingly, you can actually say "Yes," in which case you lose Reputation and the group leaves your army permanently!