Characters / Phantom Brave

Characters from Phantom Brave.
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    Main Characters 

Marona

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Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Sandy Fox (EN)

Primary main character. Marona is a young girl who lives on an island by herself in Ivoire. She is a Chroma, a character with strange magical powers (hers allow her to talk to spirits, and bring them to life by possessing inanimate objects). Because of this, she is feared (and very often discriminated against) by everyone on the mainland.

Ash

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Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (JP), Lex Lang (EN)

Secondary main character. Ash is Marona's spiritual guardian and one of her closest friends. Before his death, he used to fight alongside Marona's parents as a Chroma. He can occasionally move in and out of his intangible state whenever he needs to talk to someone.

Carona

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Carona without her cape
Introduced in "Another Marona", Carona is Marona from another dimension where Ash was never revived as a phantom. As a result, she was exposed to the full hatred of Ivoire and was forced to take care of herself as a Chroma Oxide. She was sent by God Eryngi to help Marona and the other heroes to fight against Sulphur within 10 days. In reality, she was trying to free her world from the clutches of God Eryngi, who is really the Merchant of Death.

    Chromas 

Walnut/Faded

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Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Steve Blum (EN; Vic Mignogna in the remake's "Another Marona" bonus story)

Walnut is a bounty hunter. He possesses the powers of a Chroma, but is employed as a Chroma Oxide, one who steals the bounties of other Chromas by either defeating the monster assigned to them, or defeating the Chroma outright. He appears again in Soul Nomad & the World Eaters under the name Endorph.

  • The Alcoholic: If he's not out on a job, expect him to be taking shots at the local bar.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: He was ridiculed by children long ago when he was a child just because he was adopted.
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Bratty Half-Pint: During his youth, he caused a lot of trouble and beat up children badly for their treatment to him.
  • Butt-Monkey: In Another Marona, any time he tries to escape from training with the others, Carona always kindly reminds him by tossing him around like a rag doll before he can blink.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His preference for taking advantage of and backstabbing people who are stronger and nastier than him eventually earns him some nasty comeuppance.
  • Enemy Mine: Teamed up with Ash and Marona against Sulphur's minions briefly to save his little sister, Castile.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the game to stop Sulphur
  • Ineffectual Loner: He never had any friends as a child and that hadn't changed as he got older. The only friend he had is Persimmon, who gives him the latest news along with job offers. Also, pissing off Cauldron didn't made things any better for him.
  • Jerk Ass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Kill Steal: Part of his job description.
  • Leitmotif: R&R Junkie.
  • McGuffin: The shell necklace he gave to Castile before he abandoned his family. It eventually was given to Marona from Castile herself.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Indirectly releasing Sulphur to Ivoire makes him feel like shit.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Not exactly heroic, but, he dooms Ivoire into dealing with Sulphur by releasing the last ties binding him at the Isle of Evil by using Psycho Burgundy. He didn't know about this.
  • Not Quite Dead: His Heroic Sacrifice at the end of the game made it unclear if he survived or not, with Marona and Castile having to go dimension hopping to check. It turns out he ended up in the world of Haephnes and is now going by the name Endorph.
  • Not So Different: He and Marona have extremely similar backgrounds, but they act as a Foil for each other. Marona is kind and forgiving to the people who mistreat her, while Walnut is a gigantic ass to people with earnest intentions.
  • One-Man Army/Lightning Bruiser: The gameplay style of Walnut (due to his high strength and HP growth). To elaborate, when you first meet him, he is capable of taking out most of Sulphur's minions all by himself. You also meet him again as an ally fighting against Sulphur's minions when saving Castile. Though being said, it's more appropriate to kill him off during battle and take all the kills by yourself. It also fits his loner personality as well.
  • Parental Abandonment Originally an orphan named Faded, but left his adoptive family so that he wouldn't burden them.
  • Playing with Fire: His Psycho Burgundy attack lights his soul on fire.
  • The Rival: To Marona and Ash, though Marona doesn't think so (honestly), which infuriates the man.
  • The Social Darwinist: Believes wholeheartedly in this and even gloats about it when Marona is turned away by her client.
  • Too Many Belts
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He chastises Marona for taking Chroma jobs and not expecting a reward in return. Given his reputation, he despises her work ethic because then she can continue doing it for no reward money for him to steal in Castile's name.

Sprout

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Voiced By: David Lodge (EN)
An 85 year old man whose family was slain by Sulphur's hand many years before the game's main storyline. He has sworn to kill Sulphur and avenge his family, and has turned to the use of dark powers in order to achieve his revenge, despite once being the wielder of a holy sword. He is the former mentor of Raphael, and one of the warriors known as the Nine Swords of Ivoire, and is considered by most in the world to be the strongest. His signature technique is the power Dark Eboreus.

    Ravens 

Raphael

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Voiced By: Crispin Freeman (EN; Patrick Seitz in "Another Marona" story)
One of the Nine Swords, leader of the White Wolf Army, and the wielder of the Heliotrope blade.

  • Bishōnen
  • Demonic Possession: Briefly by Sulphur, but Marona and Ash manage to snap him out of it by defeating his possessed form.
  • Gradual Regeneration/ Lightning Bruiser: Gameplay wise, he's basically an improved version of the Knight class, which has the ability to regenerate health overtime.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Heliotrope.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: When you first battle him at Island of Evil, you're not supposed to win in the fight against him. However, with "failure" dungeons, it is possible to beat him when you first meet as well as getting his sword up to three times.
  • Instant Fanclub: It is revealed in "Another Marona" story that he has a large dedicated fanclub to him. Luckily, the Raphael in Carona's world wasn't aware of this either.
  • Knight in Shining Armor
  • Light Is Good
  • Long Haired Prettyboy
  • The Other Darrin: Like Walnut, Raphael is voiced by a different person in "Another Marona" story due to union issues.
  • Older Than They Look: He was around the time of Sulphur's chaotic destruction 30 years ago, yet he doesn't any older than 50 years old. This is mentioned by Marona during the "Another Story" arch.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even if all of Ivoire is scared of the fact this guy can be a threatening individual, he is extremely helpful and cordial to Marona.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: He believes he did this to Sprout when the man was led astray in his despair and revenge against Sulphur.

Drab

A famous warthog Raven captain of the Fighting Beasts, which are the eternal rivals of Raphael's White Wolf Army.

  • A Father to His Men: He greatly respects his men and will do anything to keep them alive before he kicks the bucket.
  • Badass in Distress: While trying to restore his pride as a Raven, he and his team fall victim to an abnormally warm weather at Hinterland Island. Marona and Ash are able to rescue them without letting them know it was them.
  • Honor Before Reason: Absolutely despises being helped or defeated by others, especially Chromas and little girls.
  • Rated M for Manly: Takes big pride in his muscular appearance.

Bijou

A werewolf who terrorizes islands by pretending to be Raphael.

  • Butt-Monkey: After his attempts to pretend to be Raphael are foiled, he turns into a very goofy member of the Fighting Beasts always getting injured by his peers.
  • Demonic Possession: Sulphur's essence takes over his body while in Desert Island.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: At no point you ever see him or his kind in human form.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Raphael's famous exploits aren't enough for many islanders to tell the two apart from each other.
  • Remember the New Guy: After being introduced by his team to Marona...she and Ash have no idea where they even met him before.

    Supporting Cast 

Canary

A shady fellow man and president of the Human Activists for Rare Monsters trying to protect rare monsters from human movements threatening them.

Ringmaster Hamm

The leader of a famous circus troupe traveling around Ivoire.

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Towards his brother Hogg. They both treasure their family photos so much despite their bickerings.
  • McGuffin: The photo of his family showing him and his brother.
  • Rank Up: After he reconciles with his brother, he is immediately promoted to vice president of Bamboo Co. It's unclear if he continued doing circus work.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: He denies being asked if the kid next to him in the photo is his brother, but it is.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He puts Putty (Mocha) behind bars and uses him for his circus, but doing so also helps the creature stay safe from the infamous reputation as a Thief of the Forest.

Putty (Mocha)

A normal Putty Marona tried to help escape from captivity but eventually ended up earning his freedom.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: As one of the "Thieves of the Forest", people detest him.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He can't communicate with people, so they never realize his kind just wants to keep their stuff safe somewhere.
  • Reality Warper: His kind's special skill is to take stuff or even demented essences of pure darkness and whisk it to other dimensions.
  • Troll: His kind greatly enjoys taking belongings from people and warping them away from existence for their amusement. It's hard for them to tell those belongings have sentimental values and end up losing them forever. Castile learns they pull items to another dimension for safekeeping, which includes belongings and food supplies. These creatures are only keeping people's stuff safe, but this was seen as stealing, since Putties have poor communication skills.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When he and Castile were kidnapped by Sulphur's minions, she laughed at how he had zero faith in Marona and Ash rescuing them.

Castile

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Voiced by: Lara Jill Miller (EN)

Castile is a young girl who lives on the mainland. She is very ill and unable to walk, but she helps ease her pain by writing letters. Through this, she becomes Marona's first human friend. She is also Walnut's younger sister, and the money he makes from his work is mainly being funded to find a cure for her illness.

  • Admiring the Abomination: Invoked. Everyone uneducated sees Ash as a menace. She thinks he's cool for being a phantom.
  • Badass Adorable: Her Makai Kingdom appearance
  • The Beastmaster: Not exactly pronounced, but she is the first person in the world to be able to communicate with Putties using sign language. She exploits this gift in the fight against Sulphur.
  • Character Development: She admitted that she ignored having a disease at all which was the main reason why her family concentrated their earnings on her and held herself back from doing anything. After she receives encouragement from Marona and Ash, Castile starts to work hard to be useful and speak on behalf of others.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Damsel in Distress: A revived form of Sulphur kidnaps her at the Isle of Healing Waters while she was allowed to go out on her wheelchair.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her room is filled with them.
  • Happily Adopted: Maybe. The game seems to imply that she's Saffron and Joan's blood child, but in her cameo appearances in other games, she's able to use Psycho Burgundy, which implies a blood relation to Walnut, aka her adopted older brother Faded.
  • Hidden Buxom: Not so apparent because of her nightgown. Her outfit in Makai Kingdom brings it out a little more.
  • Ill Girl : For most of the story. By the ending she's up and able to walk again. This leads into her cameo in Makai Kingdom and may possibly show her training with Marona in We Meet Again.
  • It's All My Fault: Her condition is what drove her formerly rich family poorer to an average family to pay for her treatments, which is often a topic that saddens her greatly. Even more so when she blames herself for her older brother Faded deserting the family, though that is not exactly the reason.
  • Littlest Cancer Patient
  • McGuffin: The shell necklace she gave to Marona was given to Castile by her brother Faded.
  • Mysterious Protector: Unbeknownst to her and her family, her older brother has been secretly funding and paying her treatments from the shadows. When his money is taken away, it forces Castile's parents to work away from home to keep up with the payments.
  • Nice Girl: Incredibly selfless, proper, and an all-around good friend to have for support.
  • Playing with Fire: Like her brother, she has the Psycho Burgundy ability.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She finally has had enough of listening to Indigo's writer Filbert badmouthing Marona that she decides to complain to the newspaper team about him.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Became Marona's first true friend. Cue the tears.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: In her cameo in Makai Kingdom and PSP version of Phantom Brave.

Persimmon

Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg (EN)
An owl informant of Walnut who lets him know of every single Chroma job in Ivoire for him to foil as a Chroma Oxide.

Count Malt

A Scrabbit noble who searches all over Ivoire for the whereabouts of Scarlet the Brave, his close friend.

President Hogg

Owner of Bamboo Co., one of the three leading pharmaceutical companies in the world.

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Towards his brother Hamm. They both treasure their family photos so much despite their bickerings.
  • McGuffin: While he and his brother are at odds with each other, deep down he treasures him so much that he is willing to go back into his phantom-infested building all the way to the top floor to retrieve the family photo with him and his brother.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He tried to raid Verdant Guardian twice and eliminate the Putties to expand his company and the medical efforts for ill patients. He didn't care about the Putties but did so for battling illnesses.

Sienna Scarlet the Brave

Voiced by: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN)
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Owner of the Bottlemail Industry in Clutter Haven along with her scrabbit colleague, Murasaki. Marona pays her rent on Phantom Isle before she decided to give Marona full ownership of the island. She's actually the legendary Scarlet the Brave, a Brave who have defeated Sulphur 30 years ago, but injured her leg then. Because of this, she established a new identity as Sienna and ran the Bottlemail Industry to get information across Ivoire.

  • Cassandra Truth: She tried to rally some of the island elders to fight against Sulphur and with Marona's plan, but they scoff it off because they are expecting Scarlet the Brave to be a strong man and not a woman with a broken leg.
  • Hidden Purpose Test/ Secret Test of Character: Highly implied. When Marona accumulated enough bordeaux to buy Phantom Isle from Sienna, she declined the money offer and instead sent her to the Isle of Evil to retrieve the Rainbow Bird (along with the Fighting Ravens). At the end of the episode, it was revealed that Sienna actually owned the Rainbow Bird from the beginning and she intentionally set it free so she can learn more about Marona as a person (the Rainbow Bird escaping was most likely the reason for Sienna to give Marona full ownership of Phantom Isle, as she expected her to release the Rainbow Bird or give it to someone else rather than giving the bird directly to her. And besides, the bird escaped from its cage because Marona, being the nicest girl in Ivoire, decided to give up the ownership of the Rainbow Bird to Walnut after beating his ass along with reviving him, feeling that Walnut deserves the bird for a certain reason).
  • Interspecies Romance: With an Owlman, who was killed by Sulphur. His death caused Sienna to (nearly) seek the path of darkness similar to Sprout. Fortunately enough, Marona and Ash was sent back to time and prevent her from doing that, thus creating Stable Time Loop. Oh yeah, the owlman's spirit thanked Marona and Ash for getting her out of the path to darkness.
  • Lady of War: With an English voice actor to fit appropriately here.
  • Nice Woman: In fact, she is one of the few adults in the game that didn't discriminate Marona for her ability.
  • Playing with Fire: She has the Psycho Burgundy ability
  • Proper Lady
  • Pimped-Out Dress
  • Samus Is a Girl: Scarlet The Brave is a girl!
  • Tomboy: "I'm used to be quite the tomboy, but I'm hardly a man".
  • Walking Spoiler: Her true identity as a past hero.

Cauldron

A rich merman Island Collector capable of hiring any Raven and buy any island in Ivoire.

  • Affectionate Nickname: After the scuffle with Marona, he falls in love with her cuteness and calls her "Maronakins". He is smitten when she calls him "Papa Cauldron" back.
  • Amazon Chaser: A rare nonromantic/nonsexual case. He's nuts for his "Maronakins" after she soundly defeated all his hired mercenaries.
  • Bumbling Dad: Invoked to Marona.
  • Consummate Professional: While a bit emotional, he's not one to let it get in the way of business. He doesn't hold a grudge against Marona after she beat him fair and square, and he doesn't care that she's "possessed" or hang around with Phantoms - only that she can get the job done (and that she's adorable). He did promise to ensure that Walnut would never get another job, but that was because the man was a clear liability.
  • The Dreaded: He has a big name in Ivoire that so much messing with his business plans is enough to put a Chroma out of a job.
  • Instant Fan Club: For Marona. It does take off with time.
  • Jerkass: He initially tried to buy Phantom Isle from Sienna, not caring one bit he would have to drive Marona away from there. He also didn't care about killing her with the many Ravens he hired.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: That said, once Marona obtains the rights to Phantom Isle and is no longer her rival, he's far more affable and becomes a doting grandfather figure to her. Those who are against his Maronakins, however, have to watch their backs.
  • Nothing Personal: Ultimately, it was simply his reputation as the Island Collector that led him into conflict with Marona. Once the whole Phantom Isle deal was over, he's much more affable towards her and Ash from then on.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Marona. Insulting her name forces him to defend her by threatening others.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: The first rule of the Marona fan club is "don't let others talk smack of Marona" or else you need to beat them up for it to spread a good word about her. Ash is mortified.

    The Lord of Terror 

Sulphur

The Lord of Terror. An evil entity that appeared from another world that rampaged across Ivoire before it was defeated by Scarlet the Brave, but it survived and is returning. The closer it comes, the more monsters appear, before it finally returns.


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